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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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• Senator Will Use Any Procedural Means to De-Fund Obamacare
• Planned Parenthood in California Botches Third Abortion This Year
• Girl Scouts Still Humming the Pro-Abortion Chorus
• Planned Parenthood Threatens to Sue Abby Johnson for Helping Clinic Workers Quit
More Pro-Life News
• Obama Admin Wants to Delete Inherent Right to Life From UN Document
• Founding Father s Descendant Files 50th Lawsuit Against HHS Mandate
• Texas Panel Votes to Ban Planned Parenthood From Public Schools
• Woman in India Kidnapped and Gang Raped After Refusing Abortion
• One-Third of New York Babies Killed in Abortion, Cuomo Wants More
• Pro-Life Group Tries to Stop Using Aborted Babies for Cosmetics
• NARAL: People Are Better Off Homeless Than Helped by Pro-Lifers
• Pro-Lifers Silenced by Police at Rally Win Free Speech Lawsuit
• Pro-Life Prayer Campaign Saving Babies From Abortion Across England
• Are All Christians Hypocrites Because Some Christians Have Abortions?
• Oklahoma Approves Bill for Parental Notification on Abortion
• Virginia Board Holding Hearing on Laws That Could Close Abortion Clinics
• Missouri House OKs Pro-Life Bill for Religious Conscience
• Why Did Notre Dame End Donations to the Fund to Protect Human Life?
Senator Will Use Any Procedural Means to De-Fund Obamacare
A newly-elected pro-life senator says he will use any procedural means available to him to force a vote in the Senate to de-fund Obamacare, the health care law that contains abortion funding and rationing concerns.
When the U.S. Senate this week takes up the continuing resolution to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2013, Sen. Ted Cruz (R.-Texas) will offer an amendment that will prohibit funding for the implementation of Obamacare during that period. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/12/senator-will-use-any-procedural-means-to-de-fund-obamacare/
Planned Parenthood in California Botches Third Abortion This Year
For the third time in 2013, pro-life activists have reported that an ambulance has responded to Planned Parenthood s call for help and transported a patient to a local hospital.
Operation Rescue informed LifeNews today that another botched abortion has occurred at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic located at 700 Tustin Dr. in Orange, California. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/12/planned-parenthood-in-california-botches-third-abortion-this-year/
Girl Scouts Still Humming the Pro-Abortion Chorus
The Girl Scouts Law insists that Girl Scouts be responsible for what I say and do. When it comes to abortion, however, the Girl Scouts USA says the magic words that keep pro-life members in the fold (i.e. that Girl Scouts does not take a position on sexuality, birth control, or abortion).
What they do behind the scenes is another story. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/12/girl-scouts-still-humming-the-pro-abortion-chorus/
Planned Parenthood Threatens to Sue Abby Johnson for Helping Clinic Workers Quit
Abby Johnson has been wondering what the abortion industry thought of her new ministry, And Then There Were None, dedicated to helping abortion clinic workers quit their jobs.
She now has confirmation, as one Planned Parenthood clinic has gone as far as threatening to sue an associate of Abby s and her organization for offering to help clinic workers get out of the abortion business. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/12/planned-parenthood-threatens-to-sue-abby-johnson-for-helping-clinic-workers-quit/
Obama Admin Wants to Delete Inherent Right to Life From UN Document
The Mainstream Media in general and The New York Times in particular have set their crosshairs on the Holy See and their pro-life allies by accusing them of obstructionism during the negotiations on the outcome document for the United Nations 57th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
Nothing could be further from the truth. The EU and the US and THEIR pro-abortion allies are the obstructionists by calling for the deletion of human rights language taken from several UN founding documents such as the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration and other human rights instruments. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/12/obama-admin-wants-to-delete-inherant-right-to-life-from-un-document/
Founding Father s Descendant Files 50th Lawsuit Against HHS Mandate
Thomas Beckwith s ancestors, enduring the hardships of a storm tossed ocean voyage, landed on American shores in 1626 to escape religious persecution from England. One hundred and fifty years later, one of his ancestors, as a member of the Connecticut militia, fought against the tyrannical British king in the Revolutionary War. Today, Thomas Beckwith, a devout Southern Baptist, and his family-owned Beckwith Electric Company, Inc, filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new form of tyranny and religious persecution the HHS Mandate.
The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, today announced it filed a 48-page federal lawsuit in a Florida Federal District Court against the Obama Administration challenging the HHS Mandate. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/12/founding-fathers-ancestors-file-50th-lawsuit-against-hhs-mandate/
Texas Panel Votes to Ban Planned Parenthood From Public Schools
A Texas state legislative committee has voted to ban the Planned Parenthood abortion business from teaching sex education classes to kids in Texas public schools.
The Austin newspaper has more information on today s vote: The Senate Education Committee this morning approved a bill to ban Planned Parenthood from providing sex education materials or instruction in public schools in a 6-2 vote, after little discussion. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/12/texas-panel-votes-to-ban-planned-parenthood-from-public-schools/
Woman in India Kidnapped and Gang Raped After Refusing Abortion
In a horrific case of attempted forced abortion, an Indian woman was kidnapped and gang raped on her husband s orders after she refused to get an abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/12/woman-in-india-kidnapped-and-gang-raped-after-refusing-abortion/
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Under Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York has double the national per capita abortion rate and fewer abortion restrictions than almost every other state. Rumored as a possible Democratic 2016 presidential candidate, Cuomo thinks he learned something from President Obama: the abortion train leads to the White House. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/12/one-third-of-new-york-babies-killed-in-abortion-cuomo-wants-more/
Pro-Life Group Tries to Stop Using Aborted Babies for Cosmetics
A pro-life legal group is working to stop the use of tissue from aborted babies and embryonic stem cells from illegally being used in cosmetics in Hungary. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/12/pro-life-group-tries-to-stop-using-aborted-babies-for-cosmetics/
NARAL: People Are Better Off Homeless Than Helped by Pro-Lifers
Officials in Dane County Wisconsin have just approved spending $250,000.00 on a housing project aimed at helping at least 20 low-income or homeless people. Normally, a county decision like this wouldn t be particularly newsworthy, except that the officials had the chance, less than two months ago, to have a 36-unit housing project built with only loaned city money, and they tanked the offer. Thanks to NARAL. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/12/naral-people-are-better-off-homeless-than-helped-by-pro-lifers/
Pro-Lifers Silenced by Police at Rally Win Free Speech Lawsuit
Local pro-life advocates who challenged a community college after it prevented from articulating their pro-life message on campus, have won a settlement after filing a lawsuit. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/12/pro-lifers-silenced-by-police-at-rally-win-free-speech-lawsuit/
Pro-Life Prayer Campaign Saving Babies From Abortion Across England
One chapter in the new book, 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done Imagine What He Can Do, focuses on the wildly successful growth of 40 Days for Life across the United Kingdom thanks in large part to the leadership of a young, proper British gentleman named Robert Colquhoun now our UK 40 Days for Life campaign director, and coordinator of international expansion. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/12/pro-life-prayer-campaign-saving-babies-from-abortion-across-england/
Are All Christians Hypocrites Because Some Christians Have Abortions?
Pro-choice people often accuse pro-life Christians of being hypocrites, charging that we don t really believe what we say we believe, evidenced by the fact that some Christians have abortions, among other things. Hypocrisy is a rhetorically powerful charge, effectively silencing many Christians from saying anything about the issue of abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/12/are-all-christians-hypocrites-because-some-christians-have-abortions/
Oklahoma Approves Bill for Parental Notification on Abortion
The Oklahoma state legislature today approved a measure that would allow parents to be notified when their minor daughter is considering an abortion. Such a law would help parents steer their young daughters in a better direction. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/12/oklahoma-approves-bill-for-parental-notification-on-abortion/
Oklahoma Group Pushes for Parental Notification Law on Abortion
A pro-life group in Oklahoma is pushing for lawmakers to approve a measure that would allow parents to be notified when their minor daughter is considering an abortion. Such a law would help parents steer their young daughters in a better direction. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/11/oklahoma-group-pushes-for-parental-notification-law-on-abortion/
Virginia Board Holding Hearing on Laws That Could Close Abortion Clinics
The Virginia Board of Health is conducting another public hearing on abortion clinics regulations health and safety laws that could close abortion clinics that are unable to comply. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/12/virginia-board-holding-hearing-on-laws-that-could-close-abortion-clinics/
Missouri House OKs Pro-Life Bill for Religious Conscience
Today the Missouri House gave final approval to HCS HB 457, a religious conscience measure that has the support of pro-life groups. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/12/missouri-house-oks-pro-life-bill-for-religious-conscience/
Why Did Notre Dame End Donations to the Fund to Protect Human Life?
Many thanks to Steven Ertelt for the opportunity to offer my perspective (as Director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture) on the future of pro life work at Notre Dame, in light of the university s decision that it can no longer accept donations under the auspices of the original Notre Dame Fund to Protect Human Life gift agreement (owing to its general policies regarding structures of governance and accountability for university accounts). http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/11/why-did-notre-dame-end-donations-to-the-fund-to-protect-human-life/
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