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Monday, May 21, 2012
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• Dozens of Catholic Groups Sue Obama Admin Over HHS Mandate
• Chen: Help Me Promote Justice in China, Family Still at Risk
• Obama Campaign Video: Girls' Dreams Require HHS Mandate
• Abortion Clinic in Alabama Closes for Good, Surrenders License
More Pro-Life News
• Facebook Removes Picture of Baby Born With Birth Defect
• Planned Parenthood's Crazy Claim: Romney Puts Women's Lives at Risk
• Mother of Disabled Son: "I Knew I Had to Abort Him"
• Poll: 77% Support Laws Banning Sex-Selection Abortions
• Website Asks Women to Be Proud of Their Abortions
• Texas' Right to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Defended in Court
• Pro-Abortion Doctors Urge Colleagues to Break Pro-Life Laws
• India Woman Dies Following Botched Sex-Selection Abortion
• Perinatal Hospice Provides Critical Care for Unborn, Families
• Five Judges Recuse Themselves in Case Attacking Phill Kline
• UNFPA Promotes Population Control at Rio+20 Conference
• Mike Pence Picks Pro-Life Lawmaker as Indiana Running Mate
• Parents Endanger Son With Embryonic Stem Cell Injections in India
• Florida: Dave Weldon Adds Pro-Life Name to Crowded GOP Field
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Dozens of Catholic Groups Sue Obama Admin Over HHS Mandate
Notre Dame, Franciscan University of Steubenville, and dozens of Catholic hospitals and organizations have filed a total of 12 lawsuits today against Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the Obama administration over the controversial HHS mandate.
The lawsuit challenges the Obama administration's unprecedented mandate that attacks the freedom to practice religion without government interference. Under the HHS mandate, employers must provide insurance coverage that includes abortion-inducing drugs, as well as contraceptives and sterilization procedures. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/21/catholic-colleges-hospitals-sue-obama-admin-over-mandate/
Chen: Help Me Promote Justice in China, Family Still at Risk
Chen Guangcheng has arrived in the United States, but his extended family, supporters and others working with him in China to stop forced abortions are still in danger as they face continued persecution.
Speaking at New York University, where he has a fellowship to study, Chen thanked "especially friends in the media" and "common citizens of the United States who have expressed their support." http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/21/chen-help-me-promote-justice-in-china-family-still-at-risk/
Obama Campaign Video: Girls' Dreams Require HHS Mandates
The Obama campaign has released a new video claiming that the dreams of little girls can only be advanced with an assurance that they will have the access to birth control and abortion-causing drugs that the controversial HHS mandate requires.
Erin Bilbray-Kohn, the narrator of the video, "Letters to the President: The Dreams of Our Daughters," released on the Obama re-election campaign's YouTube page, and talks about the dreams of her two young daughters, saying: http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/21/obama-campaign-video-girls-dreams-require-hhs-mandate/
Abortion Clinic in Alabama Closes for Good, Surrenders License
After a back and forth with the Alabama health department, a Birmingham abortion business has closed for good and surrendered its license to operate. The New Woman All Women (NWAW) abortion facility surrendered its license to the State Health Department Friday and ceased operations.
Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation, told LifeNews: "This is a huge victory that would not have been possible without the dedication of pro-life activists such as Fr. Terry Gensemer of CEC for Life, who tirelessly worked with Operation Rescue, Life Legal Defense, The Survivors, and others to make sure that this dangerous abortion mill closed for good. It is an example of what can be accomplished when pro-life groups work together toward a common goal." http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/21/abortion-clinic-in-alabama-closes-for-good-surrenders-license/
Facebook Removes Picture of Baby Born With Birth Defect
Grayson James Walker was born on February 15 and died eight hours later due to a rare birth defect, anencephaly, which saw him born without parts of his brain and skull.
Heather Walker, Grayson's mother, found out about the developmental disorder at 16 weeks into pregnancy but wanted to give birth to her baby and give him every chance at life possible. She posted pictures of Grayson without a hat on Facebook, which started a controversy and saw someone report the pictures as graphic to Facebook.http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/21/facebook-removes-picture-of-baby-born-with-birth-defect/
Planned Parenthood's Crazy Claim: Romney Puts Women's Lives at Risk
Apparently none of the previous attacks on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have succeeded, so Planned Parenthood abortion business president Cecile Richards has taken her rhetoric to the next level.
Now, Richards claims Romney is putting women's lives at risk. How? Because he opposes forcing taxpayers to fund the nation's biggest abortion company, which does hundreds of thousands of abortions annually and more than 25 percent of the 1.2 million seen in the United States every year. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/21/planned-parenthoods-crazy-claim-romney-puts-womens-lives-at-risk/
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Mother of Disabled Son: "I Knew I Had to Abort Him"
While one woman's video about her decision to reject an abortion of her disabled son is resonating with millions of views, another mother tells a British newspaper that, upon finding out her son would have disabilities, she "knew" she had to abort him.
Sara Carpenter writes at the London Daily Mail newspaper, "I saw my son's bleak future and knew I had to abort him."
Poll: 77% Support Laws Banning Sex-Selection Abortions
The case of Chinese pro-life activist Chen Guangcheng has drawn international attention to the plight of women and baby girls under China's One Child Policy. Prior to Chen's very public struggle with the Chinese government, many Americans were unaware of the forced abortions and sex selection abortions taking place on a daily basis in China. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/21/poll-77-support-laws-banning-sex-selection-abortions/
Website Asks Women to Be Proud of Their Abortions
Since xoJane.com prides itself on being the website "where women go when they are being selfish, and where their selfishness is applauded," it's no surprise they are asking women to brag about their experience with abortion. The site is asking women to submit photos of themselves declaring why they support the act of killing one's own child. They want women to end their silence and proclaim to the world that they've had abortions and feel zero guilt about it. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/21/website-asks-women-to-be-proud-of-their-abortions/
Texas' Right to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Defended in Court
The American Center for Law and Justice has filed an amicus brief with a federal appeals court backing a decision by Texas to stop providing state taxpayer funds that subsidize Planned Parenthood, the nation's biggest abortion business. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/21/texas-right-to-de-fund-planned-parenthood-defended-in-court/
Pro-Abortion Doctors Urge Colleagues to Break Pro-Life Laws
USA Today has published a column in which authors Dr. Marcia Angell and Dr. Michael Green encourage physicians to violate the law if they disagree with informed consent statutes in their states. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/21/pro-abortion-doctors-urge-colleagues-to-break-pro-life-laws/
India Woman Dies Following Botched Sex-Selection Abortion
A woman in India has died following a botched legal abortion and now the husband and wife doctor team who run the medical clinic where she obtained the abortion face criminal charges. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/21/india-woman-dies-following-botched-sex-selection-abortion/
Perinatal Hospice Provides Critical Care for Unborn, Families
A person is a person no matter how small." Horton Hears a Who, Dr Seuss. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/21/perinatal-hospice-provides-critical-care-for-unborn-families/
Five Judges Recuse Themselves in Case Attacking Phill Kline
Only four days after former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline filed a blistering motion asking that two Kansas Supreme Court justices recuse themselves from deciding whether to suspend his law license, the Supremes announced yesterday that FIVE of the seven would be doing so. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/21/five-judges-recuse-themselves-in-case-attacking-phill-kline/
UNFPA Promotes Population Control at Rio+20 Conference
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is taking advantage of the upcoming Rio+20 conference in June to promote population control and reproductive rights as the backbone of sustainable development and poverty eradication. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/21/unfpa-promotes-population-control-at-rio20-conference/
Mike Pence Picks Pro-Life Lawmaker as Indiana Running Mate
Indiana gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence officially announced today that he has selected lawmaker Sue Ellspermann of Ferdinand to run for lieutenant governor. The selection of the pro-life woman is getting rave reviews fro the state's leading pro-life group. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/21/mike-pence-picks-pro-life-lawmaker-as-indiana-running-mate/
Parents Endanger Son With Embryonic Stem Cell Injections in India
Parents from South Carolina have traveled to India and paid tens of thousands of dollars to have their 6 year-old son injected with embryonic stem cells. As CNN's David Fitzpatrick and Drew Griffin report, Josh Burnaman and Stephanie Krolick have taken their son Cash to India and had former obstetrician, Dr. Geeta Shroff, "treat" his rare condition with stem cells from a now-destroyed human embryo. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/21/parents-endanger-son-with-embryonic-stem-cell-injections-in-india/
Florida: Dave Weldon Adds Pro-Life Name to Crowded GOP Field
The Florida Senate race takes another unexpected turn as pro-life former Republican Congressman Dave Weldon has decided to jump into the race. He will face Congressman Connie Mack IV, former Senator George LeMieux and businessman Mike McCalister for the Republican nomination.http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/21/florida-dave-weldon-adds-pro-life-name-to-crowded-gop-field/
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