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Wednesday, June 19, 2012
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• New Video: Planned Parenthood OKs Sex-Selection Abortion Again
• Abortion Proponents Admit Defeat at Rio UN Conference
• Fortnight for Freedom Campaign Against HHS Mandate Starts Thursday
• A Woman s Amazing Story: I Survived A Back-Alley Abortion
More Pro-Life News
• House Panel Approves Bill Banning D.C. Abortion Funding
• Report Shows Abortion Rate Has Dropped 25% Since 1990
• School Uses Planned Parenthood Curriculum to Teach Kids Oral Sex
• Shock: British NHS Euthanizes 130,000 Elderly Patients Annually
• Baptist Church Criticized for Sign: Abortion the Ultimate Racism
• House Committee Votes to Stop Abortion Funding in Obamacare
• Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Closes Two Centers in Iowa
• Ending Abortion is the Final Civil Rights Frontier
• Should Pro-Life Voters Always Vote for the Most Pro-Life Candidate?
• New Jersey Democrats Seek to Restore Planned Parenthood Funding
• Connecticut Uses Obamacare to Expand Abortion Funding
• The Desperation of the Labels Pro-Choice and Anti-Choice
• Swiss Voters Approve Assisted Suicides in Nursing Homes
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New Video: Planned Parenthood OKs Sex-Selection Abortion Again
Yet another new undercover video in an investigation of abortion clinics across the country has a Planned Parenthood abortion facility and another abortion clinic affiliated with the National Abortion Federation arranging sex-selection abortions.
Today, Live Action released new undercover footage showing the NAF clinic in Raleigh and a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Chapel Hill advising women on how best to procure a sex-selective abortion of their baby girls because they want a boy instead. The Live Action project has now shown eight abortion centers in five different states willing to facilitate sex-selection abortions for pretend clients seeking them.
In the new video, an abortion counselor A Woman s Choice of Raleigh, Inc, the NAF-affiliated clinic, refers a woman purportedly seeking a sex-selective abortion to an OB/GYN to confirm the gender of the baby with a diagnostic ultrasound. The counselor, Jessica, assures that the abortion clinic will not have a conflict with performing a sex-selective procedure: Your reasons are your reasons, she says, You know, it s totally fine. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/new-video-planned-parenthood-oks-sex-selection-abortion-again/
Abortion Proponents Admit Defeat at Rio UN Conference
In an astounding show of solidarity, a diverse group of countries rallied together with the Holy See to successfully remove any mention of reproductive rights or population control from the final outcome document produced during the last round of UN negotiations at the Rio +20 conference this week.
For the past six months, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) along with Norway and Iceland, and Catholics for Choice and the International Planned Parenthood Federation, have worked feverishly to take advantage of the Rio +20 conference on sustainable development in order to promote both an international right to abortion and population control. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/abortion-proponents-admit-defeat-at-rio-un-conference/
Fortnight for Freedom Campaign Against HHS Mandate Starts Thursday
The Fortnight for Freedom campaign the nation s Catholic bishops started against the Obama HHS mandate, which forces religious groups to pay for abortions and birth control drugs for their employees, begins Thursday.
The United States Catholic bishops are readying American Catholics for what may be the largest campaign of civil disobedience since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960 s. In addition to 12 lawsuits against the Obama Administration including 46 plaintiffs from dioceses, hospitals and universities, the US Catholic bishops are urging Catholics to openly defy the Obama HHS Mandate. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/fortnight-for-freedom-campaign-against-hhs-mandate-starts-thursday/
A Woman s Amazing Story: I Survived A Back-Alley Abortion
I survived an abortion, the woman standing in front of me said, looking at my sign.
I am one of the summer interns for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, and for the last two weeks we have been travelling across the country on The New Abortion Caravan. Dozens of people have given us amazing testimonies, dozens have turned pro-life, but I had never heard this story before.
I was doing Choice Chain, a project where we stand with signs of aborted pre-born babies as well as pre-born babies in utero outside the Portage Mall in Winnipeg. When a woman in her mid-forties walked by, I asked her what she thought about abortion. She stopped, looked at my sign, looked up at me and said, You don t want to hear what I have to say. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/a-womans-amazing-story-i-survived-a-back-alley-abortion/
House Panel Approves Bill Banning D.C. Abortion Funding
House Republicans and Senate Democrats will argue again over whether or not to ban taxpayer funding of abortions in the District of Columbia and the first skirmish in that battle was completed today. Last week, Senate Democrats approved an amendment in their version of the funding bill that would allow taxpayer funded abortions in D.C.
House Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2013 Financial Services spending plan for the nation s capital district and they rebuffed efforts from pro-abortion Democrats to strip the funding ban from the bill. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/house-panel-approves-bill-banning-d-c-abortion-funding/
Report Shows Abortion Rate Has Dropped 25% Since 1990
A new report released today from the National Center for Health Statistics reveals the abortion rate in the United States has dropped 25 percent since 1990, showing the pro-life movement is making progress in stopping abortions and the abortion rate decline for married women is even higher.
In 2008, the agency said an estimated 6,578,000 pregnancies resulted in 4,248,000 live births, 1,212,000 induced abortions, and 1,118,000 fetal losses, or miscarriages. That means about 18 percent of pregnancies ended in abortion in 2008 a drop from the 1990 figures, when 24 percent of pregnancies ended in abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/report-shows-abortion-rate-has-dropped-39-since-1990/
School Uses Planned Parenthood Curriculum to Teach Kids Oral Sex
Parents could tell something was wrong with the children when they came home from school. They were quiet and withdrawn, embarrassed, and didn t want to talk about what had happened. When Curtis and Jean Pannkuk began questioning their young daughter, they discovered that her elementary school principal had instructed her that day in how to perform oral and anal sex. The traumatizing instruction was delivered as a part of state approved sex education that was orchestrated, developed, pushed, and policed by Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, SIECUS, and a host of other agencies.
Though parents in the small town of Onalaska, Washington, are furious that their children have been violated and traumatized by the highly inappropriate sex instruction, the superintendent defended the principal s delivery of graphic instruction in aberrant sex to the elementary school students, telling local media, I think the principal handled it appropriately at the time; she only gave factual information, no demonstrations. In another interview, he indicated that she stuck to the curriculum. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/school-uses-planned-parenthood-curriculum-to-teach-kids-oral-sex/
Shock: British NHS Euthanizes 130,000 Elderly Patients Annually
Shocking news from England today has top NHS officials indicating doctors acting in the UK government-run health program annually kill as many as 130,000 patients prematurely because of overcrowding at hospitals, medical clinics and nursing homes. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/shock-british-nhs-euthanizes-130000-elderly-patients-annually/
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Baptist Church Criticized for Sign: Abortion the Ultimate Racism
A Baptist Church in South Carolina is getting criticism for a marquee out front saying, Ultimate Racism: Abortionists Target Black Babies. The small church is led by Pastor Patrick Dye, who is white but says he has an obligation to speak out about how the abortion industry targets black Americans. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/baptist-church-criticized-for-sign-abortion-the-ultimate-racism/
House Committee Votes to Stop Abortion Funding in Obamacare
A U.S. House committee voted today for an amendment to a bill that would ensure the Obamacare health care law can t be used to facilitate taxpayer funding of abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/house-committee-votes-to-stop-abortion-funding-in-obamacare/
Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Closes Two Centers in Iowa
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, the Iowa affiliate of the nation s biggest abortion business, has announced it is closing two of its abortion referral clinics the Newton clinic and the Family Practice Center in Des Moines. These centers, which refer women for abortions, will be closed effective July 19 and they follow Planned Parenthood of the Heartland closing the doors in March on their abortion centers in Storm Lake and Knoxville, Iowa. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/planned-parenthood-abortion-biz-closes-two-centers-in-iowa/
Ending Abortion is the Final Civil Rights Frontier
For thirty-nine years, Americans have been dealing with the repercussions of Roe v. Wade, where the Supreme Court legalized abortion on the basis that the unborn are not people. Sometimes it may seem like the pro-life movement is progressing, and other times it seems as if the courts or other government entities are taking the pro-life movement back several steps. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/ending-abortion-is-the-final-civil-rights-frontier/
Should Pro-Life Voters Always Vote for the Most Pro-Life Candidate?
In this video, I facilitate a discussion with Life Training Institute s Scott Klusendorf and Right to Life of Central California s Jonathan Keller on pro-life voting principles. Should pro-lifers ALWAYS vote for the pro-life candidate. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/should-pro-life-voters-always-vote-for-the-most-pro-life-candidate/
New Jersey Democrats Seek to Restore Planned Parenthood Funding
Despite the fact that pro-life New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business twice, Democrats in the state legislature are pushing to fund it again. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/new-jersey-democrats-seek-to-restore-planned-parenthood-funding/
Connecticut Uses Obamacare to Expand Abortion Funding
As the controversy over President Obama s birth control mandate continues to rage at the national level, lawmakers in Connecticut are making news with their recent determination that elective abortion is an essential health benefit and must therefore be covered under all insurance plans developed according to the new guidelines established by Obamacare. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/connecticut-uses-obamacare-to-expand-abortion-funding/
The Desperation of the Labels Pro-Choice and Anti-Choice
Of all the mischaracterizations and stereotypes of the pro-life movement, I think the most desperate is that we are a small movement of grumpy men who hate women (probably because we were too dumb to attract them in the first place) and just want to enforce our judgmental and narrow-minded views on people to control them. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/the-desperation-of-the-labels-pro-choice-and-anti-choice/
Swiss Voters Approve Assisted Suicides in Nursing Homes
Switzerland, which already permits suicide purveyors to make a lot of money out of suicide tourism, is now bringing self termination into nursing homes and hospitals. From the Swiss Info story. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/swiss-voters-approve-assisted-suicides-in-nursing-homes/
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