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Monday, November 26, 2011
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• Sebelius Called on to Quit Over Planned Parenthood Scandal
• Obama Approval Stuck at 43%, Tanks With Independent Voters
• 2012 Election Will Have Massive Abortion Implications
• Planned Parenthood Building Big North Texas Abortion Biz
More Pro-Life News
• Abortionist Carhart Not Punished for Misleading License App
• Siri Sends Women to Pregnancy Centers, Not Abortion Clinics
• Congressional Bill Bans Sex-Selection, Race-Based Abortions
• Claim: Late-Term Abortions Have No Detrimental Effects
• Abortion Business to Stay Closed in Illinois Until January
• The Eyeless I of Assisted Suicide, Fighting it in Canada
• Bloomberg News Smears GOP Candidates Over Abortion
• Gene Therapy an Alternative to Assisted Suicide for Pain
• North Carolina Choose Life License Plates Blocked by Judge
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Sebelius Called on to Quit Over Planned Parenthood Scandal
A leading pro-life organization is calling on HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to quit because of a scandal involving the destruction of Planned Parenthood record during her administration as governor of Kansas.
The Obama official has come under heavy fire from prolife groups who are pointing out how a state attorney general she appointed in Kansas destroyed documents related 107 criminal charges former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline filed against the abortion business. The charges alleged that planned Parenthood failed to report cases of child rape on children on whom Planned Parenthood did abortions, that it failed to test whether an unborn child was viable (as required by state law) before doing a late-term abortion, and that it manipulated records it submitted to the state to cover up those crimes.
Because former attorney general Steve Six, the Sebelius appointee, destroyed the documents, a court dismissed all of the felony charges filed against Planned Parentood because the evidence supporting those charges had been destroyed.
Now, the American Life League says that, with growing evidence strengthening the connection between the possible illegal destruction of records in the criminal case against Planned Parenthood in Kansas and Sebelius, the organization is Secretary Sebelius to resign from her cabinet level position in the Obama administration. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/29/sebelius-called-on-to-quit-over-planned-parenthood-scandal/
Obama Approval Stuck at 43%, Tanks With Independent Voters
The number one goal for the pro-life movement in the United States in 2012 is defeating pro-abortion President Barack Obama, and a new Gallup survey shows his support continues to remain at steady low levels.
Obama s job approval rating averaged 43% last week according to the new Gallup poll identical to his rating each week since late October. Obama remained in the low 50s for much of August and September in terms of his disapproval rating but that has dropped slightly to 48-49 percent in the most recent Gallup surveys.
Still, with more Americans continuing to disapprove than approve of the president s job performance, the numbers show the pro-life movement has a strong opportunity next year to defeat Obama and to, once again, give unborn children a president who may shape the Supreme Court in a way that they could finally enjoy legal protection.
Gallup s analysis of its survey indicated that Obama s weekly average approval rating remains depressed relative to the 45% to 50% readings seen for much of the first half of 2011.
His rating had previously dropped to 43% in April before rebounding in early May, to 51%, on the news that American forces had killed Osama bin Laden. His weekly approval rating remained high throughout May, but then gradually decreased in June and July before first reaching his term low of 40% in August, Gallup notes. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/29/obama-approval-stuck-at-43-tanks-with-independent-voters/
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2012 Election Will Have Massive Abortion Implications
The state of the economy continues to be the issue that political commentators and the media proclaim as the number one concern facing Americans in the upcoming election of 2012. Indeed, all of the current Republican candidates for president are emphasizing economic issues as they challenge President Obama s reelection.
The economic situation of our nation is not good. Unemployment is high and the nation is suffering from large numbers of unemployed and larger numbers of underemployed who are struggling to support their families.
The state of the economy is, of course, an issue of vital concern. However, abortion and related life issues are absolute critical issues that will define the future of America. Yet, they are barely visible on the media s radar screen. The state of the economy will undoubtedly determine how millions of Americans vote in November 2012, but the future of the nation will ultimately be determined by how Americans decide the abortion/life issues.
Lincoln said that our nation cannot continue to exist half slave and half free. Ronald Reagan said, in the spirit of Lincoln, that our nation cannot continue to exist where the lives of some human beings, i.e. the unborn, are not protected under the law while others are granted such protection. Indeed, current abortion statistics are sobering. Since 1973 nearly 55 million unborn children have been killed by abortion. Abortion takes the lives of 1.3 million unborn children a year, 3,300 per day, and one every 25 seconds. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/29/2012-election-will-have-massive-abortion-implications/
Planned Parenthood Building Big North Texas Abortion Biz
Planned Parenthood, which makes its living aborting future generations of families, is expecting again. When it comes to Planned Parenthood in Texas, the favorite child is the Houston abortion facility that opened last year, offering a full range of services including late-term abortions. But in the works is a multi-million dollar abortion center in another part of the state, as Planned Parenthood of North Texas (PPNT) is in the midst of a capital campaign to replace its Fort Worth facility with a sprawling new center to expand its services. This facility is slated to open within the next year and a half.
Calling it a flagship center, like its Houston center, the Fort Worth center is estimated to be over 20,000 square feet, but with a capital campaign goal of $21.5 million, a full $5 million more than the Houston mega-center that opened last year, there seem to be some pricey upgrades planned.
In order to keep this project moving, PPNT has publicly promoted its capital campaign. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/29/planned-parenthood-building-big-north-texas-abortion-biz/
Abortionist Carhart Not Punished for Misleading License App
Abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart, who moved much of his late-term abortion business from Nebraska to Maryland, was given only a slap on the wrist from the state medical board for lying on his license application.
Carhart was under investigation by the Board of Physicians of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene based on a complaint filed by a pro-life advocates who said Carhart possibly misled the Maryland medical board when applying for his license in the state.
Allegations in the complaint included claims that Carhart misrepresented his practice on his Maryland medical license application when he indicated he was an emergency room physician and university professor. In reality, Carhart has not had an affiliation with a hospital since 1987, and was stripped of any formal duties with the University of Nebraska in the late 1990s.
Carhart s Maryland application omitted his decades of job history as owner and abortionist at the Abortion and Contraceptive Clinic in Bellevue, Nebraska, and 12 years of employment at Women s Health Care Services in Wichita, Kansas, where he specialized in late-term abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/29/abortionist-carhart-not-punished-for-misleading-license-app/
Siri Sends Women to Pregnancy Centers, Not Abortion Clinics
Technology has been instrumental in moving public opinion on abortion. From the advent of ultrasound technology, which provides stunning glimpses into life in the womb, to iPad applications that allow a pregnant mother to track her baby s development, the pro-life movement has benefited from greater awareness of the humanity of the unborn child. Now, the latest model of Apple s iPhone provides women with alternatives to abortion when making related abortion searches on its new voice-directed Siri technology.
Siri serves as an electronic personal assistant that responds to voice commands for owners of the iPhone 4S. Abortion advocates were outraged to find when Siri was asked questions related to abortion, the phone responded with a list of pregnancy resource centers instead of local abortion facilities.
Despite the persistent efforts of abortion advocates to drown out the positive alternatives to abortion provided by pregnancy centers, the iPhone 4S has chosen to highlight them. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/29/siri-iphone-4s-wont-reveal-locatons-of-abortion-clinics/
Congressional Bill Bans Sex-Selection, Race-Based Abortions
A U.S. congressman has reintroduced legislation that would ban sex-selection or race-based abortions. Congressman Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican who is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, has brought back the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act.
The measure would prohibit knowingly performing or financing sex-selection or race-based abortions. Franks has said the bill is needed because abortions on black babies are done at much higher rates than abortions on babies of other races. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/29/congressional-bill-would-ban-sex-selection-race-based-abortion/
Claim: Late-Term Abortions Have No Detrimental Effects
Ann Furedi, chief executive of the abortion chain British Pregnancy Advisory Service recently engaged with Will Saletan in a debate over the issue of late-term abortion. During her opening statements, Ann made some comments that caught my attention. She admitted that a late-term fetus connects with people because it looks like a baby. Of course though to Ann, it isn t a baby nor worth of legal protection. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/29/claim-late-term-abortions-have-no-detrimental-effects/
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Abortion Business to Stay Closed in Illinois Until January
The abortion business in Rockford, Illinois will remain closed until at least January as the Northern Illinois Women s Center and the Illinois Department of Public Health continue to wrangle over violations it engaged in that caused its closing. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/29/abortion-business-to-stay-closed-in-illinois-until-january/
The Eyeless I of Assisted Suicide, Fighting it in Canada
A Canadian court is considering a challenge to the nation s law prohibiting assisted suicide and euthanasia. Consequently the topic is in the news. I received an email from a woman who doesn t know what to think as the assisted suicide camp is pulling out all their compassionate sounding euphemisms to promote death. She wanted my thoughts. Below is the text of my comments to her. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/29/the-eyeless-%E2%80%9Ci%E2%80%9D-of-assisted-suicide-fighting-it-in-canada/
Bloomberg News Smears GOP Candidates Over Abortion
In a Bloomberg news article, Abortion Ban Republicans Advocate May Be Deadly for Women in Latin America, Flavia Krause-Jackson and Caroline Alexander state that pro-life laws lead to more unsafe abortions in Latin America. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/29/bloomberg-news-smears-gop-candidates-over-abortion/
Gene Therapy an Alternative to Assisted Suicide for Pain
Chronic pain is a major problem for many and some pain does not respond to traditional pain medications or some people cannot tolerate the side effects. The culture of death has their solution for those suffering from chronic intractable pain: assisted suicide.. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/29/gene-therapy-an-alternative-to-assisted-suicide-for-pain/
North Carolina Choose Life License Plates Blocked by Judge
A federal judge blocked the Choose Life license plates in North Carolina on Monday after they became the subject of a lawsuit from the pro-abortion ACLU. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/29/north-carolina-choose-life-license-plates-blocked-by-judge/
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