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Friday, October 27, 2011
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• Live Action to Release New Planned Parenthood Expose Monday
• Girl Scouts Convention Features Pro-Abortion Speakers
• Cain: Not Telling The Truth If You Say I m Not Pro-Life
• Santorum Features Miracle Daughter Bella in New Campaign Ad
More Pro-Life News
• Planned Parenthood: Prenatal Care at 8% of Clinics, Abortions at 40%
• 40 Days for Life Leads to Amazing Talk With Abortionist s Wife
• Info Sought on Planned Parenthood Records Sebelius Destroyed
• China: Forced Abortion Opponent Endured Beating, May be Dead
• Students for Life Gets Back to Work for Kortney, Sophy and Jon
• We Must Fight the United Nations Pro-Abortion Culture
• Hillary Clinton Visiting Philippines as Pro-Lifers Gather
• Judge Striking Down NC Ultrasound Law Was Obama Appointee
• Ethical Stem Cells May Help Patients With Osteogenesis Imperfecta
• San Jose Articles Launched in Europe to Combat Abortion
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Live Action to Release New Planned Parenthood Expose Monday
Live Action, the pro-life group responsible for recent undercover stings showing Planned Parenthood failing to report cases of sexual abuse, statutory rape and sex trafficking, will release a new investigation on Monday.
The new expose will show how opponents of recognizing the right to life of unborn children in Mississippi, backed by Planned Parenthood, are using lies and scare tactics to manipulate the public. Mississippi residents will vote on November on a personhood amendment that would define human life as beginning at conception.
Whether the amendment would actually ban abortions is a subject of considerable debate within the pro-life movement, but Live Action is looking to expose how Planned Parenthood and abortion backers are misleading the public on the amendment that voters will consider on November 8.
Live Action released undercover videos in February documenting Planned Parenthood, the nation s biggest abortion chain, aiding and abetting suspected child sex trafficking from management on down, the pro-life group added in its email to LifeNews about the new expose planned for Monday. The videos led to the first-ever successful vote in the House of Representatives to defund Planned Parenthood and the diversion of over $60 million in taxpayer subsidies from the abortion giant on the state level. As a further result of Live Action s undercover work, Planned Parenthood is now also the subject of a congressional investigation by the Subcommittee for Oversight and Investigations in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Three of the videos Live Action released earlier this year covered Planned Parenthood centers in Virginia and they joined two other videos the group has released of a Perth Amboy, New Jersey abortion business and a Planned Parenthood center in Richmond, Virginia both of which had staffers helping the alleged sex traffickers find information on how to obtain abortions without facing scrutiny and get STD testing for the girls. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/28/live-action-to-release-new-planned-parenthood-expose-monday/
Girl Scouts Convention Features Pro-Abortion Speakers
Girl Scout leaders and members from across the nation will come together next month for their annual convention and the event, dubbed Renewing the Promise, again raises questions about the organization and the issue of abortion.
The Girl Scouts have come under fire from pro-life advocates for various connections to the Planned Parenthood abortion business with former Planned Parenthood abortion facility direct Abby Johnson suggesting that pro-life Girl Scouts quit the organization.
The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) will celebrate 100 years of existence during its 52nd National Convention on November 10-13 with a slate of keynote speeches and plenary speakers. However, the watchdog group Speak Now Girl Scouts tells LifeNews today that they underscore the once venerable organization s penchant for far left agendas targeted for today s young members.
Speak Now spokeswoman Christy Volanski says the speakers build on the problems prolife advocates had with the 2005 Girls Scouts convention, where GSUSA drew criticism for having Kavita Ramdas, the CEO of the pro-abortion group Global Fund for Women and Dr. Johnetta Cole, an abortion advocate whose views eventually Global Fund for Women and Dr. Johnetta Cole, at their event. In 2008, the Girl Scouts honored pro-abortion activist Marie Wilson, founder of the Reproductive Rights Coalition and Organizing Fund, president of the Ms Foundation for Women and the founder and President of the White House Project. Accompanying Wilson as a keynote that year was actress Geena Davis of SeeJane, another abortion advocate. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/28/girl-scouts-convention-features-pro-abortion-speakers/
Cain: Not Telling The Truth If You Say I m Not Pro-Life
The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has released another statement on the businessman s position on abortion. Cain says anyone who say he is anything other than pro-life on abortion is wrong.
I am pro-life, and believe in advancing the culture of life. My record as a pro-life candidate speaks for itself, Cain said the new statement, according to CNN. Anyone who says differently is simply not telling the truth. Next question.
Cain also, on Thursday at the campaign stop in Texas, said he is pro-life, no exceptions, but Fox indicates a campaign spokesman says Cain takes the same position on abortion as President George W. Bush, who was pro-life on abortions except in cases of rape or incest. The advisor also reportedly said Cain has learned more about the issue including about women who become pregnant after rape.
Meanwhile, J.D. Gordon, a Cain senior advisor who is the Vice President for communications for the Cain campaign, also sough to underscore Cain s pro-life views in a new statement he provided to Alveda King, a pro-life African-American activist who is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As President Mr. Cain will uphold the prolife movement legislatively, Gordon said. But one cannot legislate morality in this situation. That s the point he was trying to make in the Piers Morgan interview, but it was taken completely out of context. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/28/cain-not-telling-the-truth-if-you-say-im-not-pro-life/
Santorum Features Miracle Daughter Bella in New Campaign Ad
Former Senator Rick Santorum released a web video today focusing on the heart and soul of the Santorum family his 3-year-old daughter Bella, a special-needs child like so many who are targeted in abortions.
During the last debate I mentioned how I was looking forward to taking the red-eye home to see my three year old daughter Bella, who had surgery earlier that day, the Republican presidential candidate said. Following that debate, Karen and I got numerous emails and calls from supporters asking how she was doing. We were so touched by the tremendous outpouring of support, the thoughts and the prayers we received for our sweet Bella.
She is doing great and back to her joyful, smiley self. But since so many people were concerned, we wanted to share a little bit more about Bella and the great blessing she is for our entire family, he said. We hope you ll enjoy this video. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/28/santorum-features-miracle-daughter-bella-in-new-campaign-ad/
Planned Parenthood: Prenatal Care at 8% of Clinics, Abortions at 40%
Planned Parenthood is notorious for priding themselves as a reproductive health care organization that advocates for women s rights and choices. However, when we simply look into the numbers, it becomes abundantly clear that Planned Parenthood is in no way in favor of pregnancy choices. It s all about abortion.
According to Tait Sye, national spokeswoman of Planned Parenthood, 63 of the more than 800 Planned Parenthood facilities in America provide the option of prenatal care to pregnant clients that s 7.8% of the clinics. On the other hand, 321 of the clinics about 40% provide abortion services, and every one refers for abortion, according to Planned Parenthood s website.
A mandate to be implemented would ensure that every Planned Parenthood affiliate will control a minimum of one abortion facility by 2013, expanding those services even further.
Planned Parenthood boasts that 3% of their services have to do with abortion, but that statistic is deliberately misleading. Look at the numbers on their most recent Fact Sheet (their latest stats are from 2009). Planned Parenthood did 332,278 abortions while they saw nearly three million people. Therefore, 11% of Planned Parenthood clients obtained abortions. Why don t they publicize that percentage? http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/28/planned-parenthood-prenatal-care-at-8-of-clinics-abortions-40/
40 Days for Life Leads to Amazing Talk With Abortionist s Wife
Today s story is not one you d hear every day. Two years ago this month, former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson experienced a conversion after witnessing a live abortion on an ultrasound at her office in Texas.
She walked into my office at the Coalition for Life next door, told me her story, then resigned from the abortion industry.
I had known Abby for eight years before that day and I d had multiple conversations with her through the fence outside Planned Parenthood. But after her conversion, I realized how much I didn t know.
I didn t know that her parents were pro-life and had been praying for her to leave Planned Parenthood. I didn t know her husband was pro-life and her job created tension in their family. I didn t know that before Abby saw that ultrasound, even she was starting to see that Planned Parenthood cares more about abortion than anything else. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/28/40-days-for-life-leads-to-amazing-talk-with-abortionists-wife/
Info Sought on Planned Parenthood Records Sebelius Destroyed
A leading pro-life organization is seeking more information on the public records destroyed by the former administration of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius in connection with a case the state attorney general filed against Planned Parenthood.
A hearing on the case, which sees the Planned Parenthood of Mid-Missouri Kansas abortion business facing 107 felony charges of violating state abortion laws, was delayed for two weeks because 23 Planned Parenthood-specific state abortion reports have been discovered as destroyed.
Now, Operation Rescue has filed the first round of open records demands with the Kansas governor s office and with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) seeking public records that might reveal who was involved in shredding incriminating evidence against Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri in 2005.
There is no way that this was routine evidence destruction, as Planned Parenthood attorneys are so desperately trying to make us believe. This was a brazen act that was meant to destroy the evidence against, OR president Troy Newman told LifeNews today. Planned Parenthood in order to maintain Planned Parenthood s stream of public funding. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/28/info-sought-on-planned-parenthood-records-sebelius-destroyed/
China: Forced Abortion Opponent Endured Beating, May be Dead
Human rights campaigners are releasing new details of a four-hour beating top Chinese forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng, a blind attorney, endured by local family planning officials. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/28/china-forced-abortion-opponent-endured-beating-may-be-dead/
Students for Life Gets Back to Work for Kortney, Sophy and Jon
By now, most of you know that we are grieving the loss of our friends Kortney Blythe Gordon, her pre-born daughter Sophy Joy, and Jon Scharfenberger, who were killed in a car accident that occurred on October 8th while they were returning from a regional conference in Macon, Georgia. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/28/students-for-life-gets-back-to-work-for-kortney-sophy-and-jon/
We Must Fight the United Nations Pro-Abortion Culture
Colombia has a rich Catholic heritage, so it s no surprise that Colombians are prolife. Their laws once reflected that, but thanks to the U.N. and others, abortion is now legal. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/28/we-must-fight-the-united-nations-pro-abortion-culture/
Hillary Clinton Visiting Philippines as Pro-Lifers Gather
The pro-abortion United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with speak with Philippine President Benigno Aquino during her stop in Manila next month on the eve of what is set to be one of the largest pro-life gatherings in the Philippines this year. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/28/hillary-clinton-visiting-philippines-as-pro-lifers-gather/
Judge Striking Down NC Ultrasound Law Was Obama Appointee
U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles, nominated in March of last year by President Barack Obama, has blocked (.pdf) certain provisions of North Carolina s informed consent law, the Woman s Right to Know Act. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/28/judge-striking-down-nc-ultrasound-law-was-obama-appointee/
Ethical Stem Cells May Help Patients With Osteogenesis Imperfecta
One of my favorite actors is Atticus Shaffer. He plays the lovably eccentric Brick on my family s guilty pleasure The Middle. Besides having an awesome first name, Atticus also has osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) a genetic disorder where there is a mutation in the gene for collagen, an important building block for bones and ligaments. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/28/ethical-stem-cells-help-patients-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta/
San Jose Articles Launched in Europe to Combat Abortion
On October 26th 2011, the San Jose Articles were launched at a press conference held during the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/28/san-jose-articles-launched-in-europe-to-combat-abortion/
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