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LifeNews Pro-Life News Report 4/23/12

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Monday, April 23, 2012

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Current Headlines

Top Stories
• Pro-Life Leaders Remember Christian Activist Chuck Colson
• Is Planned Parenthood Arranging Sex-Selection Abortions?
• Abby Johnson: Counselor for My Abortion Had 9 Abortions
• India Woman Forced Into Six Sex-Selection Abortions

More Pro-Life News
• Obama Essentially Creates Department of Planned Parenthood
• Canadian Ads Tout Selecting a Baby s Gender Before Birth
• Planned Parenthood s 40 Days of Prayer for Abortion is Repugnant
• Daily Kos Blog Says an Unborn Child is a Parasite

• Canadian Women Use Sex-Selection Abortions at Alarming Rate
• Chuck Colson: A Christian Friend and Mentor, Servant of God
• Pro-Lifers Should Support Fetal-Pain-Based Abortion Bans
• Dartmouth University: Vehicle Runs Over Pro-Life Display
• BBC to Air Report Directly From Local Abortion Clinic
• Ohio Doesn t Need to Fund Planned Parenthood With Tax Money

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Pro-Life Leaders Remember Christian Activist Chuck Colson
Leading pro-life advocates are remembering pro-life advocate and Christian activist Chuck Colson, who passed away over the weekend. Colson, a writer who graced the LifeNews web site dozens of times with his insightful analysis and opinion, was in critical condition following emergency surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain.

The founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries was hospitalized at a northern Virginia facility where he reportedly suffered a brain hemorrhage while speaking a couple weeks ago.

On March 30, Colson became ill while speaking at a Colson Center for Christian Worldview conference in Lansdowne. The following morning he had surgery to remove a pool of clotted blood on the surface of his brain, and doctors determined he had suffered an intracerebral hemorrhage. Though Colson remained in intensive care, doctors and family were optimistic for a recovery as he showed some signs of improvement. However, on April 17, Colson became gravely ill when further complications developed. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/23/pro-life-leaders-remember-christian-activist-chuck-colson/

Is Planned Parenthood Arranging Sex-Selection Abortions?
The Planned Parenthood abortion business believes it is facing another national expose at the hands of pro-life activist Lila Rose, this time over the potential that it is arranging sex-selection abortions.

Rose is the head of Live Action who has been instrumental in exposing how the nation s biggest abortion business covered up cases of statutory rape and sex trafficking by arranging abortions on girls who were victimized. Live Action also exposed how Planned Parenthood would provide erroneous information about fetal development and abortion s risks and alternatives to women.

Live Action also released videotaped footage of calls to 30 Planned Parenthood centers nationwide in 27 different states where abortion facility staff were asked whether or not mammograms could be performed on site. Every one of the Planned Parenthood centers admitted they could not do mammograms. Every Planned Parenthood, without exception, tells the women calling that they will have to go elsewhere for a mammogram, and many clinics admit that no Planned Parenthood clinics provide this breast cancer screening procedure. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/23/is-planned-parenthood-arranging-sex-selection-abortions/

Abby Johnson: Counselor for My Abortion Had 9 Abortions
I had a surgical abortion when I was 20 years old. I don t remember many details. But what I do remember was not pleasant.

I don t remember how far along I was in my pregnancy. I do know that I paid $500.00 for my abortion.

I went through a group counseling session with several other women. My counselor told me that she had 9 previous abortions. I think she said it to make us feel better somehow and it worked.

I don t remember walking into the exam room. There was a nurse there giving me IV drugs to help me relax. I can t say that I remember the stick of the needle in my arm. I laughed when I looked at the wall. There was a picture of a cat hanging on a tree. The caption below said Hang In There. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/23/abby-johnson-counselor-for-my-abortion-had-9-abortions/

India Woman Forced Into Six Sex-Selection Abortions
A woman in India who was forced into six sex-selection abortions by family members obsessed with male babies is now using her experience to help other victims and prosecute doctors who illegally use ultrasounds to reveal the gender of an unborn child to a male-minded couple.

Amisha Bhatt, 36, from Vastrapur, is profiled in a new Times of India report discussed how laws preventing the black market use of ultrasound are not fully stopping doctors who are maintaining a secret list of patients who are being sent by in-laws for abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/23/india-woman-forced-into-six-sex-selection-abortions/

Planned Parenthood Runs Ads for Non-Doctors to Do Abortions
As the battles continues in California to stop legislation that would allow non-physicians to do abortions, the nation s largest abortion business is violating the old pro-abortion mantra that abortion should be between a woman and her doctor by promoting legislation to do away with a law certifying that.

As the Sacramento Bee reports:

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California has launched a new radio ad to generate support for legislation that would allow non-doctors to perform an early-term abortion procedure, as opposition from the California Nurses Association threatens to derail the bill. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/23/planned-parenthood-runs-ads-for-non-doctors-to-do-abortions/

Obama Essentially Creates Department of Planned Parenthood
Anyone who doubts that the current administration is in the back pocket of Planned Parenthood need only consider the latest personnel shift at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ( HHS ).

Effective last Friday, Tait Sye, once media director for Planned Parenthood, is now deputy assistant secretary for public affairs for HHS.

Normally, an appointment to a deputy assistant to anything in our federal bureaucracy is hardly worth a mention. But this personnel choice is yet another indication of the tight relationship between the president and Planned Parenthood. In fact, just last month, President Obama personally appeared in a video produced by and for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/23/obama-essentially-creates-department-of-planned-parenthood/

Bishop Criticized for Comparing Obama on Abortion to Hitler
The Pro-Life Action League reported last week about the stunningly powerful homily recently given by Bishop Daniel Jenky, CSC in which he excoriated President Obama s radical, pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda.

In response to Bishop Jenky s homily, some faculty members of the University of Notre Dame are calling on him to step down from the University s Board of Fellows.

Why? Because in his homily, Bishop Jenky said the following. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/23/bishop-criticized-for-comparing-obama-on-abortion-to-hitler/

Canadian Ads Tout Selecting a Baby s Gender Before Birth
In some Canadian newspapers, ads are now running to inform would-be parents they can save themselves the hassle of creating the family they don t want by choosing beforehand which gender child they would like to have. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/23/canadian-ads-tout-selecting-a-babys-gender-before-birth/

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Planned Parenthood s 40 Days of Prayer for Abortion is Repugnant
Planned Parenthood is known for many things, most prominent among them being death, the promotion of sexual promiscuity, a war on the nuclear family, and financial support of the homosexual agenda. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/23/planned-parenthoods-40-days-of-prayer-for-abortion-is-repugnant/

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/

Chuck Colson: A Christian Friend and Mentor, Servant of God
As you have no doubt heard by now, Chuck Colson has gone home to be with the Lord. I urge you to keep the Colson family in your prayers during this difficult time. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/23/chuck-colson-a-christian-friend-and-mentor-servant-of-god/

Dartmouth University: Vehicle Runs Over Pro-Life Display
I just wanted to send you out a quick update on the situation at Western Kentucky University (WKU), where just last week, the pro-life student group s (Hilltoppers for Life) Cemetery of the Innocents display was vandalized by an art student who put condoms on top of the group s crosses that were there to remember those 3,300 killed each by legal abortion in the United States . http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/23/dartmouth-university-vehicle-runs-over-pro-life-display/

BBC to Air Report Directly From Local Abortion Clinic
The BBC will be airing a controversial radio report directly from a local abortion clinic in an episode that pro-life advocates worry will come across as positive public relations for the abortion business. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/23/bbc-to-air-report-directly-from-local-abortion-clinic/

Ohio Doesn t Need to Fund Planned Parenthood With Tax Money
I want to respectfully correct the record, as Planned Parenthood criticized the Ohio House of Representatives action to advance a measure that will provide much-needed funding to community health centers and local departments of health. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/23/ohio-doesnt-need-to-fund-planned-parenthood-with-tax-money/


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