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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
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• Romney Says Rubio Getting Vetted for Potential VP Selection
• Romney s Conversion on Abortion Is it Authentic?
• New Poll: HHS Mandate Hurts Obama With Women, Catholics
• New Program Funds Attorneys for Chinese Forced Abortion Victims
More Pro-Life News
• American Activist Meets Chen Guangcheng After Helping From Afar
• Vagina Politics: Perpetuating the War on Women Myth
• Abortion Docs Feeding Girl Babies to Dogs Charged With Homicide
• Pro-Obama Blue States Have Higher Abortion Rates Than Red States
• Is the Methodist Church Violating Its Tax Status Pushing Abortion?
• Pro-Abortion Lawmaker Performs Pornographic Play at State Capitol
• Pennsylvania Law Closes Abortion Biz, Five More Stop Abortions
• Rise of Repeat Abortions in the UK Causing Great Concern
• Judge Dismisses Abortion Clinic s Lawsuit Against Pro-Lifers
• Missouri: Pro-Abortion Groups Lobby Nixon to Veto Pro-Life Bill
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Romney Says Rubio Getting Vetted for Potential VP Selection
ABC News is reporting this morning that pro-life Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising star in the Republican Party, is not being vetted for a spot on the ticket with eventual GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
When it comes to the selection of a vice-presidential running mate, speculation abounds and reports that certain potential picks are or are not being considered sometimes must be taken with a grain of salt. That said, ABC News Jonathan Karl says, knowledgeable Republican sources tell me that Rubio is not being vetted by Mitt Romney s vice presidential search team. He has not been asked to complete any questionnaires or been asked to turn over any financial documents typically required of potential vice presidential candidates.
UPDATE: Later Tuesday, Romney denied the report and said Rubio is under consideration. The story was entirely false, Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process, Romney told reporters. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/19/report-rubio-not-being-vetted-as-possible-romney-vp/
Romney s Conversion on Abortion Is it Authentic?
The conversion of a political candidate prior to an election is naturally met with questions and even skepticism. Mitt Romney has been no exception. It has led even the casual observer to say, Is this authentic?
To fully understand why this can be true, we must first review some history. Pro-life conversions have happened in the past at the highest levels of politics. Central to this was President H. W. Bush. As a vice presidential candidate, George Bush changed his position from pro-abortion to pro-life after a lengthy meeting with me. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/19/put-the-debate-to-rest-mitt-romney-is-genuinely-pro-life/
New Program Funds Attorneys for Chinese Forced Abortion Victims
Following reports that alarmed the world about a woman victimized by an abortion at the seventh month of pregnancy, a human rights group that has been focusing on helping such victims has launched a new program.
A forced abortion case exposed by the website 6-4 Tianwang, which posted a post-abortion photo of the mother lying on a hospital bed with the body of her seven-month-old unborn baby next to her, has triggered a chain of angry protests from around the world. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/19/new-program-funds-attorneys-for-chinese-forced-abortion-victims/
New Poll: HHS Mandate Hurts Obama With Women, Catholics
On the last day for pro-life advocates to officially make their case to the Obama administration to rescind its proposed mandate requiring religious groups to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs, a new poll shows strong opposition.
The Catholic Association commissioned the Washington-based polling firm QEV Analytics to survey Americans to determine whether the Obama administration s approach with the HHS mandate, requiring employee healthcare coverage of contraception, sterilization, and abortifacient drugs, is helping his electoral chances, especially with Catholics and women. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/19/new-poll-hhs-mandate-hurts-obama-with-women-catholics/
American Activist Meets Chen Guangcheng After Helping From Afar
Reggie Littlejohn had never met Chen Guangcheng, but she quickly became one of the foremost supporters and advocates for him after he underwent imprisonment and house arrest for exposing forced abortion campaigns.
Littlejohn communicated the best she could with Chen s allies in China, relying on the Internet and underground messages from supporters of the human rights campaigner to speak with his friends and provide them details of the initiatives she was taking in the United States and around the world to draw attention to his plight. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/19/pro-life-activist-meets-chen-guangcheng-after-helping-from-afar/
Vagina Politics: Perpetuating the War on Women Myth
In a display of sheer desperation, abortion advocates are attempting to divert attention away from the actual content of Michigan s pro-life omnibus bill.
The bill contains consensus provisions like tougher abortion center regulations, a ban on coerced abortions, a ban on webcam abortions and a ban on late abortions after 20 weeks when the unborn child is capable of experiencing pain.
While speaking on the House floor, pro-abortion Rep. Lisa Brown (D) compared the legislation to rape. The following day, Brown was denied speaking privileges on the floor after Republican leadership alleged her comparison violated House decorum. Brown purports that she was silenced because of her use of the word vagina. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/19/vagina-politics-perpetuating-the-war-on-women-myth/
Abortion Docs Feeding Girl Babies to Dogs Charged With Homicide
Two abortion practitioners who fed the bodies of girl babies killed in abortions to dogs to hide the sex-selection abortions they were performing have been charged with homicide. The charges are in connection with a legal abortion they performed that resulted in a woman s death.
Beed, India is the location of an abortion clinic that was responsible for killing a woman in a failed abortion. The husband and wife doctor team who run the medical clinic where she obtained the abortion now face criminal charges.
The Times of India reports on their apprehension andthe charges: The Parli magistrate court on Monday sent the doctor couple, accused of conducting illegal abortions, to police custody till June 30. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/19/abortion-docs-feeding-girl-babies-to-dogs-charged-with-homicide/
Pro-Obama Blue States Have Higher Abortion Rates Than Red States
Last week on The Atlantic s Cities website, there was an interesting analysis by Richard Florida on the geography of abortion. Florida obtains state-level abortion data from both the Centers for Disease Control and the Alan Guttmacher Institute and examines how well a range of political, demographic, and economic variables correlate with state abortion rates. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/19/pro-obama-blue-states-have-high-abortion-rates-than-red-states/
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Is the Methodist Church Violating Its Tax Status Pushing Abortion?
It started when I wrote the article on the United Methodist Church (UMC) and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), the pro-abortion rights group. I became curious about the UMC General Board of Church and Society that is directly affiliated with the RCRC, so I went hunting for their tax forms, wondering where they put their money, as I often do when I research abortion ties. But what I found surprised me. Almost every non profit s 990 tax forms are publicly available because they are public record; however, the UMC s political arm was not because it was a church. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/19/is-the-methodist-church-violating-its-tax-status-pushing-abortion/
Pro-Abortion Lawmaker Performs Pornographic Play at State Capitol
When pro-abortion politicians fail to protect women, by supporting the most destructive medical act and human rights violation of present day, they have to rely upon the art of distraction. And they re goooooooooood at it. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/19/pro-abortion-lawmaker-performs-pornographic-play-at-state-capitol/
Pennsylvania Law Closes Abortion Biz, Five More Stop Abortions
A new abortion facility regulation law, passed after the horrifying discoveries at the abortion business Kermit Gosnell ran, is responsible for closing one abortion center in Pennsylvania and getting give others to stop doing abortions for now. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/19/pennsylvania-law-closes-abortion-biz-five-more-stop-abortions/
Rise of Repeat Abortions in the UK Causing Great Concern
Recently a set of statistics released in the United Kingdom has created quite the unexpected firestorm. According to the Telegraph, information from the National Health Service (NHS) shows a significant jump in the number of repeat abortions occurring in England and Wales. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/19/rise-of-repeat-abortions-in-the-uk-causing-great-concern/
Judge Dismisses Abortion Clinic s Lawsuit Against Pro-Lifers
In January 2011 the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform posted what it called the most shocking 4-minute abortion debate you will ever see. . http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/19/judge-dismisses-abortion-clinics-lawsuit-against-pro-lifers/
Missouri: Pro-Abortion Groups Lobby Nixon to Veto Pro-Life Bill
Pro-abortion forces are waging a vigorous campaign to convince Governor Jay Nixon to veto pro-life legislation passed during this year s General Assembly. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/19/missouri-pro-abortion-groups-lobby-nixon-to-veto-pro-life-bill/
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