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Friday, April 20, 2012
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• Obama Admin Hires Planned Parenthood Spokesman at HHS
• Planned Parenthood Stops Selling Abortion Drug in Wisconsin
• NARAL: 17 States Will Ban Abortions if Romney Elected
• Thirty-One Gifts Admits Funding Pro-Planned Parenthood Groups
More Pro-Life News
• Police Refuse to Stop Vandals Desecrating Pro-Life Cross Display
• Poll: Americans Still Believe Abortion is Morally Wrong
• Obama Underestimates Pro-Life Youth in Upcoming Campaign
• Daily Kos Blog Says an Unborn Child is a Parasite
• Melinda Gates Promotes Abortion at Mtg, Attacks Catholics
• Canadian Women Use Sex-Selection Abortions at Alarming Rate
• Brazil Faces Criticism for OKing Abortions on Disabled Babies
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Obama Admin Hires Planned Parenthood Spokesman at HHS
The Obama administration has hired the former top spokesman for the Planned Parenthood abortion business as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Tait Sye, the former media director for the nation s biggest abortion business, will now work in the press shop for the department that is under fire for promoting abortion funding via Obamacare and putting forward a mandate that forces religious groups to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees.
Not only will the man who formerly spoke for the company that does more than one-quarter of all abortions in the United States work for the Obama administration at HHS, but he will be working on the public health portfolio, according to a Politico report, where he will represent the agency on abortion and conscience issues. He will speak on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/20/obama-admin-hires-planned-parenthood-spokesman-at-hhs/
Planned Parenthood Stops Selling Abortion Drug in Wisconsin
Because of a new pro-life law in Wisconsin that prohibits selling the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug via webcam and without an in-person consultation with a physician, Planned Parenthood will stop selling mifepristone.
The new law, Act 217, the Coercive and Web Cam Abortion Prevention Act, requires the abortion practitioner to determine if a woman is being coerced into having an abortion and prohibits web cam RU 486 abortions. The purpose of the law is to ensure the health and safety of women in these situations.
Wisconsin Right to Life was the major organizational force behind the enactment of the law and its officials were delighted by the news. The organization believes Planned Parenthood s decision has the potential to lower the number of abortions in Wisconsin. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/20/planned-parenthood-stops-selling-abortion-drug-in-wisconsin/
NARAL: 17 States Will Ban Abortions if Romney Elected
The pro-abortion group NARAL is out with a new attack on likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney saying that 17 states will ban abortions if he defeats pro-abortion President Barack Obama.
Are you okay with allowing nearly half of the states in the Union to ban abortion care? NARAL asks in a new blog post. The reason we re asking is that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee brought it up this week.
NARAL is referring to an interview with ABC News in which Romney indicated he favors overturning the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason. Romney said states should be able to decide if they want to provide legal protection for unborn children against abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/20/naral-17-states-will-ban-abortions-if-romney-elected/
Thirty-One Gifts Admits Funding Pro-Planned Parenthood Groups
The Christian company Thirty-One Gifts has been the subject of considerable controversy this week because it is involved in funding organization that are partners with the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
Abby Johnson, the pro-life former Planned Parenthood abortion facility manager, first exposed the connections between Thirty-One Gifts and Planned Parenthood partners in a LifeNews blog post and Susan Michelle Tyrrell of the Bound4Life youth pro-life organization followed up with more information on the connections. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/20/thirty-one-gifts-admits-funding-pro-planned-parenthood-groups/
Police Refuse to Stop Vandals Desecrating Pro-Life Cross Display
Early this morning campus police at Western Kentucky University (WKU) refused to stop vandals from draping condoms on the top of small crosses in the stadium these crosses, 3,700 of them, symbolize how many unborn children die through abortion each day in the US and were installed by the Hilltoppers for Life group on campus. The vandals were art students who claimed the condoms were part of an art project.
The Hilltoppers for Life group members, who had been keeping an eye on their display through the night in reaction to similar acts of vandalism to pro-life displays at other campuses including nearby Northern Kentucky University, asked the art students to stop and then called campus police. The students refused and the campus police just stood by and watched. The police claimed that they, couldn t do anything because the condoms aren t actually vandalization, even though the crosses are the property of Hilltoppers for Life and they have the administration s permission for their display. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/20/police-refuse-to-stop-vandals-desecrating-pro-life-cross-display/
Poll: Americans Still Believe Abortion is Morally Wrong
A new poll released by Rasmussen Reports today shows mixed results for pro-life and pro-abortion advocates but still has Americans generally opposing abortion and saying it is morally wrong.
The Rasmussen survey finds forty-seven percent (47%) now believe abortion is morally wrong most of the time, while 36% consider abortion to be morally acceptable in most cases. Seventeen percent (17%) aren t sure. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/20/poll-americans-still-believe-abortion-is-morally-wrong/
Obama Underestimates Pro-Life Youth in Upcoming Campaign
President Barack Obama has re-launched his strategy to mobilize people under forty that won him the presidency in 2008. He hopes to again drum up the youthful army to win reelection in November.
Formerly Generation Obama, the President is hoping his scheme now deemed Gen44 will re-rally his younger troops to promote the most radical, pro-abortion agenda this country has ever seen.
In 2008, Obama rode into the presidency on the backs of young Millennials who voted for his change. However, the President may face a tougher time this go-around because the majority of young people today are more Pro-Life.http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/20/obama-underestimates-pro-life-youth-in-upcoming-campaign/
Daily Kos Blog Says an Unborn Child is a Parasite
There are times when you glance at the leftist Daily Kos blog and wonder if they re being sabotaged from the inside. Case in point: a blog titled The fetus is a parasite. . http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/20/daily-kos-blog-says-an-unborn-child-is-a-parasite/
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Melinda Gates Promotes Abortion at Mtg, Attacks Catholics
Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a Catholic, is telling governments to dismiss the controversial link between contraception and population control and explicitly rejects Catholic social teaching along the way. Her rhetoric is part of her multi-billion dollar foundation s new NoControversy campaign to reinforce universal access to birth control as a priority in the developing world. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/20/melinda-gates-promotes-abortion-at-mtg-attacks-catholics/
Canadian Women Use Sex-Selection Abortions at Alarming Rate
A new study released this week by researchers in Canada suggests that women of Indian origin living in Ontario are likely using prenatal screenings to determine the gender of their children and are aborting their female babies out of a preference for males. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/20/canadian-women-use-sex-selection-abortions-at-alarming-rate/
Brazil Faces Criticism for OKing Abortions on Disabled Babies
In an April 12 vote of eight in favor and only two in dissent, the Supreme Federal Tribunal of Brazil made legal the abortion of unborn babies diagnosed during pregnancy with anencephaly, drawing statements of condemnation from Brazil s Catholic bishops and pro-life leaders. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/20/brazil-faces-criticism-for-oking-abortions-on-disabled-babies/
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