Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
ALL Pro-Life Today: Those Catholic women who use contraception
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Those Catholic women who use contraception
By Jennifer Fulwiler
When I was giving a talk early last year, two women in the front row caught my eye. They were about my age, nicely dressed, and seemed to be friends with one another. They attracted my attention because they radiated a certain anxiousness: They nodded politely through tense smiles, but I half suspected that there was another speaker after me whom they were waiting to see.
After the talk I chatted with some folks, then packed up my things to leave. When I reached the exit, the two women were standing there waiting for me. Let's call them "Amanda" and "Laura." They introduced themselves and said a few kind words about my speech, which was about atheism. Then Amanda said bluntly, "We didn't really come to hear your talk. I don't even know any atheists." Laura finished for her: "We came to talk to you about contraception."
Planned Parenthood defrauded Washington State's Medicaid program by overbilling for contraceptive and abortifacient services at least 50,000 times, pocketing $377 million in taxpayer dollars, according to a lawsuit filed by a whistleblower. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed the lawsuit on behalf of Jonathan Bloedow in July 2011, but only made the suit public on Tuesday. According to the suit, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest asked the state for more reimbursement funds than it is entitled to for contraceptives and abortifacient Plan B "emergency contraception."
The man President Obama has nominated to become the next Secretary of Labor has been accused of filing baseless lawsuits against pro-life protesters in order to chill their right to free speech. On Monday, Obama named Thomas Perez, the assistant attorney general of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, to replace outgoing Secretary Hilda Solis. Last September Perez boasted, "We have opened 20 civil investigations under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, and filed eight complaints under the Act----compared to just one civil FACE Act case in the eight years of the previous administration." But his dogged pursuit of pro-life activists has earned his department a hefty fine----and a federal judge's suspicion he was colluding with abortion providers.
In an age where abortion advocates cry for access to "safe and legal" abortions, the illegally reopened New Women All Women abortion clinic is providing the exact opposite. The Birmingham abortion facility is supposed to be shut down, but is marketing abortion procedures without a license in a facility that was permanently closed by the Alabama Department of Public Health last spring. Life Legal Defense Foundation is now pressuring authorities to once again shut down this hazardous operation.