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• Planned Parenthood Helps Fewer Pregnant Woman, Adoptions Drop
• Abortion Practitioner Charged With Murder Had Sordid Past
• Planned Parenthood Report: $1B Group Gets 46% From Tax Money
• Don t Believe Misleading Attacks on Romney s Abortion Record
More Pro-Life News
• The Abortion Industry s Greatest Hits in 2011
• Survivors of Abortion Are Changing Hearts and Minds
• 2011: Year of Liberation From the Stranglehold of Abortion
• Planned Parenthood Leaders Say 2011 Was Worst Year Ever
• Clinic in Austin, Texas Did Abortions on Christmas Eve
• New Year s Resolution: 10 Pro-Life Things You Can Do in 2012
• How Pro-Life People Should Respond to Pro-Abortion Hate
• Building Up Girls With Values: Focus on Pretty, Not Hot
• Pennsylvania Abortions Drop in 2010, 535 on Underage Girls
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Planned Parenthood Helps Fewer Pregnant Woman, Adoptions Drope
A new annual report the Planned Parenthood abortion business released this week shows it helped fewer pregnant women with prenatal care and the number of pregnant women it referred for adoptions declined as well.
On December 27, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) released its latest Annual Report for 2009-2010. The report indicates PPFA had a total budget of $1.04 billion and an excess of revenue over expenses of 18.5 million dollars a net profit. The new report also reveals 46 percent of the total PPFA budget comes from taxpayer dollars in the form of government funding.
The report also breaks down the services Planned Parenthood offers in addition to abortions. Planned Parenthood has always come under fire from pro-life groups for doing hundreds of thousands of abortions by providing little in the way of help for pregnant woman wanting to keep their baby or considering adoption. The new report shows that hasn t changed.
The new document the abortion organization posted shows Planned Parenthood did 329,445 abortions in 2010 while it provided prenatal care to only 31,098 women and referred only 841 women to adoption agencies. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/30/planned-parenthood-helps-fewer-pregnant-woman-adoptions-drop/
Abortion Practitioner Charged With Murder Had Sordid Past
The two abortion practitioners who have been charged with murder for doing late-term abortions in the state of Maryland had long, sordid pasts including brushes with the law and putting women s health at risk.
Steven Chase Brigham and Nicola Irene Riley have been charged with murder related to the deaths of viable babies at an illegal secret abortion clinic that the pair operated in Elkton, Maryland. Brigham is currently in the custody at the Camden County Jail in New Jersey and Riley was arrested and is currently in the custody of the Salt Lake County Jail in Utah. Both are awaiting extradition to Maryland.
Brigham was charged with five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of second-degree murder. Riley was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder. The charges are the result of a Grand Jury investigation.
While late-term abortions are not illegal in Maryland, those who kill viable babies killed in the commission of crimes can be charged with murder in that state. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/30/abortion-practitioner-charged-with-murder-had-sordid-past/
Planned Parenthood Report: $1B Group Gets 46% From Tax Money
Planned Parenthood has released its new annual report and the figures show the abortion business continues to make money despite its status as a nonprofit organization and it receives almost half of its income from taxpayer dollars.
On December 27, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) released its latest Annual Report for 2009-2010. The report indicates PPFA had a total budget of $1.04 billion and an excess of revenue over expenses of 18.5 million dollars a net profit.
The abortion business reports $513 million in current assets and $570 million in property, equipment and an endowment while showing $184 million in liabilities for buildings and other debts.
The new report also reveals 46 percent of the total PPFA budget comes from taxpayer dollars in the form of government funding. At the same time, just 21 percent of the income the abortion business brings in comes from private donors (it lists 528,000 active donors) while 31 percent of its revenue is derived from abortions non-government health services revenue. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/30/planned-parenthood-report-1b-group-gets-46-from-tax-money/
Don t Believe Misleading Attacks on Romney s Abortion Record
AFirst, we all know Mitt Romney is a convert on the life issue, so his record prior to that conversion is checkered, at best.
Second, it s beyond dispute that Mitt s record in office on life issues was far, far better than, say, Ronald Reagan s before he became president. (Mitt vetoed pro-abortion legislation and won an award from his state s most prominent pro-life advocacy group; Governor Reagan signed into law one of the nation s most liberal abortion laws pre-Roe). Third, Mitt has issued a very specific pro-life pledge that addresses every single major plank of the pro-life platform. Fourth, it s clear that the Left views Mitt s conversion as genuine: NARAL has targeted himabove other Republican presidential candidates. Mitt is pro-life, and he ll be a pro-life president. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/30/don%E2%80%99t-believe-misleading-attacks-on-romneys-abortion-record/
The Abortion Industry s Greatest Hits in 2011
I think many will agree with me that 2011 was a pivotal year for the pro-life movement. Let s take a moment to look back at some of the hits the abortion industry suffered during 2011e.
Survivors of Abortion Are Changing Hearts and Minds
I m guessing that, based on the title of this post, you think I m going to talk about photographs of aborted children. Nope. I m going to talk about the living faces of aborted children. They wield an incredible power all their own.
Take Alex for example. When she was only three years old, she heard her mom talking on TV about how she had had an abortion. At her extremely young and tender age, Alex understood enough to ask her mother why she had killed her brother or sister but not her. Today, Alex and her mother are pro-life speakers who spread the message of hope, love, and life for all babies. Alex is a living face for aborted children. She is a survivor. She could have been aborted.
My own mom is another example. My grandmother has publicly stated that she became pregnant with my mom by a man who date raped her. Although she gave birth to my mom, she had an abortion with my mom s only fully biological sibling. Later, my grandmother had two sons, my mom s half-brothers, but aborted the child she conceived after them. Today, my grandmother regrets her abortions and donates to the pro-life cause. My mom and her brothers are living faces for aborted children. It could have been them. They lost siblings to the horror that is abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/30/survivors-of-abortion-are-changing-hearts-and-minds/
2011: Year of Liberation From the Stranglehold of Abortion
This has been a year of liberation. The abortion industry has been challenged, like never before, by women and men passionate about protecting all life.
The Radiance Foundation, a nonprofit founded by my wife Bethany and I, is one of many dedicated life-affirming organizations fighting this David versus Goliath battle. So many people ask us in our events on college campuses, in churches, at conferences, and even in community outreaches how they can get involved. Often, the mindset is that one has to be connected to a big organization or have lots of financial undergirding to make an impact.
Reaching someone s heart simply takes passion. Changing that heart is God s forte. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/30/2011-year-of-liberation-from-the-stranglehold-of-abortion/
Planned Parenthood Leaders Say 2011 Was Worst Year Ever
To say that 2011 has been a watershed year in the battle against Planned Parenthood is an understatement. This has been a year that has seen the effort to close down Planned Parenthood escalate to new and successful heights. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/30/planned-parenthood-leaders-say-2011-was-worst-year-ever/
Clinic in Austin, Texas Did Abortions on Christmas Eve
When I learned that an abortion clinic in Austin, Texas was performing abortions on Christmas Eve I immediately thought, Is nothing sacred? . http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/30/clinic-in-austin-texas-did-abortions-on-christmas-eve/
New Year s Resolution: 10 Pro-Life Things You Can Do in 2012
Every year, people make New Year s resolutions for things like quitting smoking, losing weight, exercising more, eating right and so on. While I certainly support all of these types of resolutions (even if they are not kept), I wanted to challenge everyone to some resolutions that can help end the abortion holocaust. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/30/new-years-resolution-10-pro-life-things-you-can-do-in-2012/
How Pro-Life People Should Respond to Pro-Abortion Hate
I write for a pretty large audience about a very divisive topic, so I get quite a bit of negative feedback in the form of comments, e-mails, tweets, and Facebook messages. I don t read all of it, or even most of it. Some of what I do see is constructive and interesting, but enough of it is not that I usually just skim over it. Sometimes people call me names or question my intelligence, motives, or talent as a writer. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/30/how-pro-life-people-should-respond-to-pro-abortion-hate/
Building Up Girls With Values: Focus on Pretty, Not Hot
Pat Archbold at the National Catholic Register writes on the Death of Pretty. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/30/building-up-girls-with-values-focus-on-pretty-not-hot/
Pennsylvania Abortions Drop in 2010, 535 on Underage Girls
A new report from the Pennsylvania state health department shows the number of abortions done in the state dropped from 2009-2010, a decline of 1.4 percent. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/30/pennsylvania-abortions-drop-in-2010-535-on-underage-girls/
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