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Thursday, May 24, 2012
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• Poll: 59% of Americans Want All, Most Abortions Illegal
• Majority Oppose Forcing Religious Groups to Fund Birth Control
• Top Bishop: Obama Mandate Strangling the Catholic Church
• Aborted Child Born Alive, Left to Die; Obama Was Okay With That
More Pro-Life News
• Second Obama Term Could Bring Back Partial-Birth Abortion
• Parents Reject Abortion of One Twin, Save Both Babies
• Planned Parenthood Targets Teens Without Parental Knowledge
• Senate Committee Votes to Ban Pro-Life Mexico City Policy
• Republicans Told Not to Support Pro-Abortion Judicial Nominee
• Chen Guangcheng s Brother Escapes House Arrest, Too
• Dukes of Hazzard Actor Thanks Pro-Lifers for Supporting October Baby
• Congressional Black Caucus Upset By Pro-Life Black Americans
• Wisconsin Right to Life Video Blasts Barrett on Abortion
• Spanish Doctor Must Pay Child Support After Botched Abortion
• WHO Ignores Link Between Preterm Birth and Abortion
• Guttmacher Institute Inflates Number of Illegal Abortions
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Poll: 59% of Americans Want All, Most Abortions Illegal
Yesterday s Gallup poll on abortion had most of the media focus on the fact that the number of Americans declaring themselves pro-choice had fallen to a record low. But the poll also offered more good news for the pro-life side most Americans want most abortions made illegal.
The Gallup survey indicated fifty-nine percent of Americans say abortion should be illegal in most or all circumstances. The poll found 39 percent said abortion should be legal only in a few circumstances and 20 percent said it should be illegal in all circumstances, for a total of 59 percent who want all or most abortions illegal.
By contrast, 25 percent said abortion should be legal in all circumstances and 13 percent said it should be legal in most circumstances. That s a mere 38 percent, less than four in ten Americans, who say all or most abortions should remain legal. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/24/poll-59-of-americans-want-all-most-abortions-illegal/
Majority Oppose Forcing Religious Groups to Fund Birth Control
A majority of Americans, in a new Rasmussen Reports national poll, oppose the Obama HHS mandate, which requires religious groups to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees.
The latest telephone survey finds that 51% of likely voters do not believe the government should require churches or other organizations to provide contraceptives if it violates their deeply held religious beliefs. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/24/majority-oppose-forcing-religious-groups-to-fund-birth-control/
Top Bishop: Obama Mandate Strangling the Catholic Church
A botched abortion patient can be heard moaning in obvious distress during newly-obtained recordings of two 911 calls placed on Saturday, March 31, 2012. The calls originated from Abortion and Contraceptive Clinic of Nebraska, run by LeRoy Carhart in Bellevue, a suburb of Omaha.
The recordings and witness statements indicate that Carhart may be breaking the Nebraska ban on late-term abortions after 20 weeks. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/24/top-bishop-obama-mandate-strangling-the-catholic-church/
Aborted Child Born Alive, Left to Die; Obama Was Okay With That
In Vietnam, a family is distraught because their child was born alive, covered in blankets by the hospital, and left to die.
In a twisted scenario where one bad decision led to even worse results, the parents had been convinced to abort their child after seeing ultra-sounds that showed troubling birth defects. After the abortion, the child was placed in a bed under blankets until the family could return to recover the body. But upon returning and removing the blankets, family members saw the child and realized the ultrasounds had been wrong the child had been born healthy. Moreover, the child was still alive.
However, the child had been bleeding profusely, and although the hospital immediately began working to save the child s fleeting life, in the end nothing could be done to save it. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/24/aborted-child-born-alive-left-to-die-obama-was-okay-with-that/
Second Obama Term Could Bring Back Partial-Birth Abortion
One of the top reasons pro-life advocates give for wanting to defeat President Barack Obama in the November elections is the impact the abortion advocate could have on the Supreme Court.
But what would a second Obama term and more Supreme Court appointments to go along with abortion supporters Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor look like? Carol Tobias puts that in perspective, saying she worries partial birth abortions banned by Congress and upheld by the Supreme Court during the administration of President George W. Bush could make a comeback. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/24/second-obama-term-could-bring-back-partial-birth-abortion/
Parents Reject Abortion of One Twin, Save Both Babies
Last night I came across an interview with Mr. and Mrs. Ryman, parents of Byron and Lincoln Ryman, two sweet, relatively healthy identical twin boys. Their story is too precious not to share.
Mrs. Ryman s pregnancy was far from easy. After she finally got pregnant through in vitro fertilization, it was discovered that the babies were not growing at the same rate, due to twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Byron was getting most of the nutrition and was three times the size of Lincoln. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/24/parents-reject-abortion-of-one-twin-save-both-babies/
Planned Parenthood Targets Teens Without Parental Knowledge
Planned Parenthood (PP) is, at this moment, leading teens in the Memphis area in talks about sex education. PP Greater Memphis Region is hosting a Teen Clinic today in honor of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, describing it as a special day of activities, learning opportunities and Q&A for teenagers. The children, ages 13-18, will be told about puberty, pregnancy, contraception, and STD prevention. What they aren t talking about is depression prevention, divorce prevention, and delinquency prevention all results of early sexual activity. And their parents may not even know they are at PP.http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/24/planned-parenthood-targets-teens-without-parental-knowledge/
Senate Committee Votes to Ban Pro-Life Mexico City Policy
A Senate committee voted today to permanently force Americans to fund groups that promote and perform abortions in other nations using taxpayer dollars. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/24/senate-committee-votes-to-ban-pro-life-mexico-city-policy/
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Republicans Told Not to Support Pro-Abortion Judicial Nominee
Republican senators received a letter today urging them to not support David Hurwitz, President Obama s pro-abortion nominee to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/24/republicans-told-not-to-support-pro-abortion-judicial-nominee/
Chen Guangcheng s Brother Escapes House Arrest, Too
The Hollywood-esque story of forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng escaping house arrest has thrilled millions of people around the globe. Now, news is surfacing about how his brother has escaped from home detention as well. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/24/chen-guangchengs-brother-escapes-house-arrest-too/
Dukes of Hazzard Actor Thanks Pro-Lifers for Supporting October Baby
Former Dukes of Hazzard actor John Schneider has a new video message for pro-life advocates thanking them for making the pro-life film October Baby a surprise success at the box office. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/24/dukes-of-hazzard-actor-thanks-pro-lifers-for-supporting-october-baby/
Congressional Black Caucus Upset By Pro-Life Black Americans
What do you do when you can t counter the truth? Lie some more. This is the unoriginal strategy presented by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Planned Parenthood-funded SisterSong in an effort to thwart the recent impact of black prolifers. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/24/congressional-black-caucus-upset-by-pro-life-black-americans/
Wisconsin Right to Life Video Blasts Barrett on Abortion
Wisconsin Right to Life released a new video today blasting pro-abortion Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett for his pro-abortion record and votes against protecting pregnancy women from acts of violence. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/24/wisconsin-right-to-life-video-blasts-barrett-on-abortion/
Spanish Doctor Must Pay Child Support After Botched Abortion
A doctor from Spain who practices on the island of Majorca has been ordered by a local judge to pay a mother child support after he botched a legal abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/24/spanish-doctor-must-pay-child-support-after-botched-abortion/
WHO Ignores Link Between Preterm Birth and Abortion
The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released an important new study looking at the growing and harmful medical phenomenon of pre-term birth.. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/24/who-ignores-link-between-preterm-birth-and-abortion/
Guttmacher Institute Inflates Number of Illegal Abortions
A recent article in a medical journal in Mexico completely debunks the Guttmacher Institute numbers on unsafe abortions in several Latin American countries. The study found that the Guttmacher methodology is not only unsound scientifically, but unprofessional. According to the authors Guttamcher did not only obtain estimates that are empirically impossible through unsound methodology, but they failed to validate their numbers with estimates that are readily attainable through tested and established epidemiological methods. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/24/guttmacher-instittue-inflates-number-of-illegal-abortions/
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