Wednesday, April 24, 2013

LifeNews Pro-Life News Report 4/24/13




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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Current Headlines

Top Stories
• Kermit Gosnell Doesn’t Testify, Defense Rests With No Witnesses
• President Obama Backs Out of Planned Parenthood Fundraiser Speech

• Gosnell Judge Reinstates Charge for Baby Tossed in Shoe Box, Still Breathing
Priest Wants Bodies of Babies Gosnell Killed for a Proper Burial

More Pro-Life News
• Why is Obama Distancing Himself from Planned Parenthood? Answer: Gosnell
• Jury Will Consider Hundreds of Counts Against Abortionist Gosnell

• Kermit Gosnell Ought to End America’s Apathy About Abortion

• Abortion Survivor: Gosnell Trial Finally Highlights Babies Surviving Abortion
• Gosnell Must Answer for Abortions at His “House of Horrors” Clinic
• Members of Congress to Expose Kermit Gosnell in Special Session
• Fox News Will Air One-Hour Special Sunday on Kermit Gosnell
• U.N. Secretary General Supports Rights for Nature, Not Unborn
Ohio Health Department Closes Abortion Clinic for Health Violations

• New York’s “Reproductive Health Act” Would Make State a Gosnell Haven
• Family of Activist Chen Guangcheng Receives Death Threats

• Faulty Abortion-Breast Cancer Study Excluded Women Having Abortions
• Bro-Choice Campaign: Men Can Speak on Abortion Only if They Support It
Vermont House to Vote Soon on Bill Legalizing Assisted Suicide

• Court Declines Case Where Catholic Hospital Said Unborn Baby Not a Person
U.K. Midwives Win Right to Opt Out of Assisting Abortions



Kermit Gosnell Doesn’t Testify, Defense Rests With No Witnesses
Abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell will not testify in his murder trial and his defense attorney decided to not call a single witness on his behalf to defend him from the murder and other charges he faces.

Reporter Joseph Slobodzian, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, who has doggedly reported from the Gosnell murder trial since day one, says the defense case on Gosnell’s behalf has concluded today — after five weeks of prosecutors calling on former Gosnell staffers to make jaw-dropping testimony about the horrors they were involved in and witnessed at Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” abortion clinic. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/kermit-gosnell-doesnt-testify-defense-rests-with-no-witnesses/
President Obama Backs Out of Planned Parenthood Fundraiser Speech
President Barack Obama has backed out of giving a keynote speech at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser on Thursday night after massive pro-life pressure.

As the Washington Times reports: White House spokesman Jay Carney announced the decision to cancel the keynote speech at the gala during his daily press briefing with reporters Wednesday. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/president-obama-backs-out-of-planned-parenthood-fundraiser-speech/
Gosnell Judge Reinstates Charge for Baby Tossed in Shoe Box, Still Breathing
The judge in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial admitted today he made an error when dropping one of the charges against the abortion practitioner.
Common pleas court Judge Jeffrey Minehart admitted he “erred” when dropping the murder charge for Baby C, who was killed in an abortion-infanticide when he was a victim of an attempted abortion but was born alive and tossed in a shoe box, with Gosnell staffers confirming they saw him breathing for 20 minutes. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/gosnell-judge-reinstates-charge-for-baby-tossed-in-shoe-box-still-breathing/
Priest Wants Bodies of Babies Gosnell Killed for a Proper Burial
Father Frank Pavone, the director of Priests for Life, has asked officials in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial case if he can have the bodies of the babies after the all of the court proceedings are finished. He wants a proper burial of the remains of 45 babies killed by the abortion practitioner and his abortion clinic staff.

“These are not just medical waste. These are human bodies — real human being were killed,” Pavone said. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/priest-wants-bodies-of-babies-gosnell-killed-for-a-proper-burial/

Why is Obama Distancing Himself from Planned Parenthood? Answer: Gosnell
LifeNews.com reports a shocking development. President Obama was scheduled to give the keynote address at Planned Parenthood’s “Time to Care” fundraising gala in Washington DC tomorrow night, but just announced he is backing out of the engagement, opting to speak to a much smaller, low-profile gathering of Planned Parenthood supporters on Friday.

This is the first time President Obama has put any distance whatsoever between himself and Planned Parenthood or abortion writ large. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/why-is-obama-distancing-himself-from-planned-parenthood-answer-gosnell/
Jury Will Consider Hundreds of Counts Against Abortionist Gosnell
In a surprise move, the defense in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial has rested without calling a single witness. The news comes on the heals of a clarification by Judge Jeffery P. Minehart about a mix-up in the dismissal of one of the murder charges yesterday.

Closing arguments are set for Monday. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/jury-will-consider-hundreds-of-counts-against-abortionist-gosnell/
Kermit Gosnell Ought to End America’s Apathy About Abortion
There have been literally millions of words spoken and written about the 72-year-old abortionist who is now standing trial because of the aborted-but-born-alive babies he butchered.
Some have said that the mainstream media has done a poor job of covering this man and his evil deeds because its agenda does not include honesty on the subject of abortion.
Abortion Survivor: Gosnell Trial Finally Highlights Babies Surviving Abortion
The floodgates have been opened. Recently, I wrote for National Right to Life News Today about how the abortion conversation has shifted over the past forty years (http://nrlc.cc/11hjPl9). I wrote about how medical research, the revealing power of ultrasound, and the powerful experiences of post-abortive women and men have made it very difficult for abortion advocates to deny the humanity of the unborn. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/abortion-survivor-gosnell-trial-finally-higlights-babies-surviving-abortion/
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Members of Congress to Expose Kermit Gosnell in Special Session
UPDATE: This event had to be postponed at the last minute and is planned again for Thursday afternoon, time TBD. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/members-of-congress-to-expose-kermit-gosnell-in-special-session/

Fox News Will Air One-Hour Special Sunday on Kermit Gosnell
Fox News will air a one-hour special on abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell and his murder charges Sunday May 5 at 9 p.m. ET. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/fox-news-will-air-one-hour-special-sunday-on-kermit-gosnell/

U.N. Secretary General Supports Rights for Nature, Not Unborn
This is very bad. The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has enthusiastically supported “nature rights” in his Earth Day speech. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/u-n-secretary-general-supports-rights-for-nature-not-unborn/
Ohio Health Department Closes Abortion Clinic for Health Violations
After an investigation and inspection of Capital Care Network abortion clinic in Cuyahoga Falls, the Ohio Department of Health announced its intent to shut down the abortion center due to multiple health and safety violations. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/ohio-health-department-closes-abortion-clinic-for-health-violations/
New York’s “Reproductive Health Act” Would Make State a Gosnell Haven
Today the New York City President of the National Organization for Women called Senate President Dean Skellos “extreme” for publicly opposing the Reproductive Health Act which has been introduced in the New York Legislature. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/new-yorks-reproductive-health-act-would-make-state-a-gosnell-haven/
Family of Activist Chen Guangcheng Receives Death Threats
The family of human rights activist Chen Guangcheng has received death threats. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/family-of-activist-chen-guangcheng-receives-death-threats/
Faulty Abortion-Breast Cancer Study Excluded Women Having Abortions
There is a new Danish study led by Christina Bra√ľner entitled, “Induced abortion and breast cancer among parous women: A Danish cohort study.”. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/faulty-abortion-breast-cancer-study-excluded-women-having-abortions/
Bro-Choice Campaign: Men Can Speak on Abortion Only if They Support It
Recently, RH Reality Check published an article about Choice USA’s new “bro-choice” campaign. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/bro-choice-campaign-men-can-speak-on-abortion-only-if-they-support-it/
Vermont House to Vote Soon on Bill Legalizing Assisted Suicide
It is vitally important that Vermonters call their State Representatives over the weekend and urge them to oppose Oregon-style doctor-prescribed suicide. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/vermont-house-to-vote-soon-on-bill-legalizing-assisted-suicide/
Court Declines Case Where Catholic Hospital Said Unborn Baby Not a Person
The Colorado Supreme Court has decided not to take an odd case in which a Catholic hospital originally claimed an unborn child is not a person. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/court-declines-case-where-catholic-hospital-said-unborn-baby-not-a-person/
U.K. Midwives Win Right to Opt Out of Assisting Abortions
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) welcomed today’s verdict in the appeal by two Glasgow midwives fighting for their right to opt out of abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/24/u-k-midwives-win-right-to-opt-out-of-assisting-abortions/


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