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Friday, September 23, 2011
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• Republican Debate: Little Pro-Life Focus, Perry Stumbles
• Quit the Girl Scouts Over Their Planned Parenthood Connection
• Mom With Cystic Fibrosis Rejects Abortion, Has Triplets
• 37 Seconds to Remember 37M Girls Killed in Chinese Abortions
More Pro-Life News
• United Nations Backs Report Calling Abortion a Human Right
• Police Obtain DNA From Planned Parenthood in Abortion-Rape Case
• Blogger s Abortion After Ultrasound Shows Pro-Choice Anger, Grief
• Nancy Pelosi: Cutting Planned Parenthood Funding a Horror
• Adult Stem Cell Treatment May Help Unborn Avoid Premature Birth
• UN Committee Against Torture Blasts Ireland s Pro-Life Laws
• New CatholicVote App Unites Catholic Pro-Life Voters in 2012
• Conference: Legal Abortion Doesn t Reduce Maternal Mortality
• Missouri House Defeats Pro-Life Limits on Embryonic Research
Republican Debate: Little Pro-Life Focus, Perry Stumbles
Thursday night s Republican presidential debate saw little focus on substantive issues of interest to pro-life voters with only Texas Rep. Ron Paul fielding a question about the issue of abortion. The debate also saw pro-life Texas Gov. Rick Perry stumble.
Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked the only question of the night related to pro-life issues and it went to Paul, the libertarian candidate making his latest attempt at the Republican nomination:
Congressman Paul, you have said that you believe that life begins at conception and that abortion ends an innocent life. If you believe that, how can you support a rape exception to abortion bans, and how can you support the morning-after pill? Aren t those lives just as innocent? Kelly asked.
They may be, but the way this is taken care of in our country, it is not a national issue. This is a state issue, Paul responded.
Paul then talked about enforcement of laws against abortions in cases of rape or incest and confused such a law with the morning after pill. While that drug, which may cause an abortion in some instances, is used shortly after intercourse, women seeking a surgical abortion or one with the RU 486 abortion drug would not have an abortion until at least 6-7 weeks into pregnancy.
There are circumstances where doctors in the past have used certain day-after pills for somebody with rape. And, quite frankly, if somebody is treated, you don t even know if a person is pregnant, you don t even know if there s a disease, but if it s 24 hours after rape, I don t know where how you re going to police it, Paul said. So I don t think you should create we have too many laws already. Now, how are you going to police the day-after pill? It doesn t make any sense to me in a practical matter. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/09/23/republican-debate-little-pro-life-focus-perry-stumbles/
Quit the Girl Scouts Over Their Planned Parenthood Connection
Do not pass along false reports. Do not cooperate with evil people by telling lies on the witness stand. Do not join a crowd that intends to do evil. When you are on the witness stand, do not be swayed in your testimony by the opinion of the majority. Exodus 23:1-2
Do you think we should have pro-lifers go work for the abortion industry? Couldn t they do good work in there? I mean, surely they could talk women into saving the lives of their babies, right?? Would you support that? Probably not. Why? Well, we don t believe in cooperating with evil. Even if you were trying to do your best to save babies, you would still be working for the organization that kills them. We certainly couldn t promote that.
Do you know that many people do promote this exact same scenario? They do this with the Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts are directly affiliated with Planned Parenthood, our country s largest abortion provider. Planned Parenthood put out a brochure entitled Healthy, Happy and Hot. This brochure was distributed to thousands and thousands of Girl Scouts. The intended audience is girls aged 8-16. Here are a few excerpts from the brochure.
Sex can feel great and can be really fun! Many people think sex is just about vaginal or anal intercourse But, there are lots of different ways to have sex and lots of different types of sex. Sex can include kissing, touching, licking, tickling, sucking, and cuddling. Some people like to have aggressive sex, while others like to have soft and slow sex with their partners. There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself! http://www.lifenews.com/2011/09/23/quit-the-girl-scouts-over-their-planned-parenthood-connection/
Mom With Cystic Fibrosis Rejects Abortion, Has Triplets
Louisiana resident Kandace Smith is the latest hero when it comes to putting the birth and care of her own children ahead of herself as she, while suffering from cystic fibrosis, rejected abortion to have triplets.
Because they didn t believe she would survive, doctors told Smith she should have an abortion destroying the lives of her three unborn children to save her own. because of the pressure a pregnancy puts on already-embattled lungs dealing with the medical condition, Smith s physicians told her they worried about her own life as a result of the high-risk pregnancy situation.
But Smith refused and went ahead to give birth to her three children, in what some reports say is a medical first. Ultimately Smith carried the children for 28 weeks before her lungs began failing and doctors delivered the children at Tulane-Lakeside Hospital.
I couldn t believe that I was actually pregnant, and when the scan showed there were three heartbeats I nearly passed out, Smith told the London Daily Mail newspaper in a new interview. I didn t actually believe it was possible and there were three babies in my womb.
I ve always had such a problem putting on any weight, I only weigh just over six stone, and I didn t think I could actually fall pregnant, she added. When I discovered I was pregnant, I was in shock anyway. But a week later a scan showed I was pregnant with twins, and then another scan later showed it was triplets. We had only just got used to the fact that we were having twins, so to be told that it was actually triplets was even more shocking. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/09/23/mom-with-cystic-fibrosis-rejects-abortion-has-triplets/
37 Seconds to Remember 37M Girls Killed in Chinese Abortions
This September marks the 31st year of China s enforcement of the OneChild Policy legislation that was never supposed to see past a three-decade mark. The policy has taken the lives of over 37 million girls who have been killed because of the gendercide that still exists in this country.
As a result of the lives lost to this horrifically unjust policy, All Girls Allowed, a Boston-based organization with the mission to restore life, value and dignity to girls and mothers in China, is encouraging college students across the nation to observe 37 seconds of silence on Friday, September 23. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/09/23/37-seconds-to-remember-37m-girls-killed-in-chinese-abortions/
|Announcing: National Association of Pro-life Nurses announces its 2011-2012 scholarship for student nurses. Scholarship application deadline is Feb. 15, 2012. Application can be found online at http://www.nursesforlife.org|
United Nations Backs Report Calling Abortion a Human Right
While world attention may be focused on the UN General Assembly as it grapples with Palestinian statehood, the methodical drive by United Nations officials to promote legal abortion internationally goes on largely unnoticed. During the summer months, when press coverage of UN activities is minimal, the UN Secretariat released a report from the UN Human Rights Council calling on all nations to accept that women and girls must be granted access to legal abortion in order for them to fully enjoy their human rights.
The report, written by UN Special Rapporteur Anand Grover, links abortion on demand with the fundamental right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. According to Grover, Criminal laws penalizing and restricting induced abortion are the paradigmatic examples of impermissible barriers to the realization of women s right to health and must be eliminated.
Grover goes on to say that legalizing abortion, alone, is not enough for states to avoid violating women s right to health. States must also actively promote the procedure. States must take measures to ensure that legal and safe abortion services are available, accessible, and of good quality. Safe abortions, however, will not immediately be available upon decriminalization unless States create conditions under which they may be provided. These conditions include establishing available and accessible clinics; the provision of additional training for physicians and health-care workers; enacting licensing requirements and ensuring the availability of the latest and safest medicines and equipment. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/09/23/un-secretary-general-backs-report-calling-abortion-a-human-right/
Police Obtain DNA From Planned Parenthood in Abortion-Rape Case
Detectives with the Spokane, Washington police have obtained the DNA they sought via a search warrant imposed on a Planned Parenthood abortion business that did an abortion on a teen victimized by statutory rape.
The abortion business has come under fire for years for not identifying young women who are victims of statutory rape and not reporting those rape cases to authorities for prosecution. Knowing they can hide evidence of their crimes, criminals have taken young women to Planned Parenthood for abortions that could potentially hide their DNA and prevent officials from proving cases against them.
In this case, the parents of an unidentified 15-year-old girl, who became pregnant by a 21-year-old man in August, took her to Planned Parenthood for an abortion after learning from a school nurse that their daughter was pregnant. Now, police, who have gotten involved in the case, want Planned Parenthood to turn over DNA from the remains of the baby killed in the abortion to connect the man to the possible statutory rape charges.
The abortion business has done just that, according to the Spokesman-Review newspaper, and detectives now have a sample of the DNA from the aborted baby from the abortion that was done on the teen girl. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/09/23/police-obtain-dna-from-planned-parenthood-in-abortion-rape-case/
Blogger s Abortion After Ultrasound Shows Pro-Choice Anger, Grief
Today s post is a review of an article on Jezebel, in which a pro-choicer describes visiting a pregnancy help center, viewing her unborn baby on a sonogram, and then having an abortion. The author now rails against pregnancy centers.
What I see above all in this story is a deep-seated grief that has been transformed into misdirected anger as a psychological defense mechanism. I cannot emphasize enough that I do not intend to demonize this woman. We all experience misdirected anger at times. But I think it s important for us to examine this closely, to try to understand the whirlwind of emotion, so that we can serve women in crisis pregnancies better.
The author was a 21-year-old pro-choicer who thought that she was only a couple weeks pregnant, and planned to take an abortion pill. But she learned from the pregnancy center that she was actually three and a half months along. They provided her with a sonogram, which confronted her with the humanity of her unborn baby. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/09/23/bloggers-abortion-after-ultrasound-shows-pro-choice-anger-grief/
Nancy Pelosi: Cutting Planned Parenthood Funding a Horror
Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, now the Minority Leader for Democrats in the House following the 2010 elections, calls cutting funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business a horror. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/09/23/nancy-pelosi-cutting-planned-parenthood-funding-a-horror/
Adult Stem Cell Treatment May Help Unborn Avoid Premature Birth
Up to 40 percent of premature births are caused by a rupture in the membrane surrounding the foetus, causing labor. Babies born before 24 weeks have a poor chance of survival while later babies are at higher risk of birth complications. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/09/23/adult-stem-cell-treatment-may-help-unborn-avoid-premature-birth/
UN Committee Against Torture Blasts Ireland s Pro-Life Laws
The UN Committee against Torture, responsible for monitoring signatory countries implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, has issued its most recent concluding observations resulting from the 46th session which reviewed Ireland s implementation of the treaty. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/09/23/un-committee-against-torture-blasts-irelands-pro-life-laws/
New CatholicVote App Unites Catholic Pro-Life Voters in 2012
To defeat pro-abortion President Barack Obama, pro-life Catholic voters will need to turn out in larger numbers than they did in 2008, when Obama received a larger-than-expected portion of the Catholic vote. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/09/23/new-catholicvote-app-unites-catholic-pro-life-voters-in-2012/
Conference: Legal Abortion Doesn t Reduce Maternal Mortality
Abortion activists at the United Nations routinely claim that abortion access is essential to reduce unacceptably high rates of maternal mortality among women in some developing nations. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/09/23/conference-legal-abortion-doesnt-reduce-maternal-mortality/
Missouri House Defeats Pro-Life Limits on Embryonic Research
The Missouri state House defeated an amendment supported by Missouri Right to life that would have put pro-life limits on embryonic stem cell research and human cloning in the Missouri Science Innovation & Reinvestment Act (MOSIRA). http://www.lifenews.com/2011/09/23/missouri-house-defeats-pro-life-limits-on-embryonic-research/
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