LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
|For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.|
• Congressman: Late-Term Abortion Ban Would Have Stopped Kermit Gosnell
• Like Gosnell, State Medical Board Ignored Abortion Doc Douglas Karpen
• Pro-Life Groups Urge Calls to Congress for 20-Week Abortion Ban
• Democratic Senator Blames Republicans for Oklahoma Tornadoes
More Pro-Life News
• Senator Confronts IRS Director Over Pro-Life Group Told to Promote Abortion
• Americans Say IRS Targeting of Pro-Life Groups Was Deliberate
• Appeals Court Strikes Down Arizona Law Banning Abortions at 20 Weeks
• Hobby Lobby Battles Obama Admin in Court Thursday Over HHS Mandate
• Convoy of Hope: Glenn Beck Delivers Food, Diapers to Oklahoma Victims
• Is the Next Kermit Gosnell Doing Late-Term Abortions in Kansas?
• Jim Caviezel: A Rare Pro-life Star in Hollywood
• Pro-Choice Person Becomes Pro-Life After Thinking About Gosnell Case
• Poll: Americans Say Abortion, Assisted Suicide and Cloning Immoral
• Survival Rates of Premature Babies Born at 21-25 Weeks are Improving
• China: Family Planning Officials Almost Beat Farmer With 3 Kids to Death
• Shocking: NARAL Expose Finds Pro-Life Group Supports Pro-Life Candidates
• Planned Parenthood Clinic Has Faced Protests Every Month for Five Years
• On Human Development, the Pro-Abortion Side is Anti-Science
Congressman: Late-Term Abortion Ban Would Have Stopped Kermit Gosnell
The congressman who is behind a new bill that would ban abortions nationwide after 20 weeks of pregnancy says Congress should enact the ban to protect babies from excruciating pain they feel during abortions.
Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona also says his ban would have stopped the horrors at Kermit Gosnell s abortion clinic.
Like Gosnell, State Medical Board Ignored Abortion Doc Douglas Karpen
Douglas Karpen, who operates two abortion clinics in the Houston area and is under fire for twisting off the necks of babies with his bare hands, has a long and sordid past.
The abortion practitioner is considered to be the next Kermit Gosnell because he kills babies who are born alive in a gruesome abortion-infanticide process. But Karpen faced a plethora of complaints from former staff complaints that the Texas state health board did little about, in much the same way the Pennsylvania state government did little about Kermit Gosnell before he was finally exposed. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/21/like-gosnell-state-medical-board-ignored-abortion-doc-douglas-karpen/
Pro-Life Groups Urge Calls to Congress for 20-Week Abortion Ban
Two leading pro-life groups are urging pro-life advocates to contact members of Congress to support a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy nationwide because unborn children can feel pain.
The National Right to Life Committee says the bill has its strong backing. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/21/pro-life-groups-urge-calls-to-congress-for-20-week-abortion-ban/
Democratic Senator Blames Republicans for Oklahoma Tornadoes
It wasn t enough that liberal comedian Lizz Winstead decided the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornadoes was a good time to blame conservatives for the death and destruction it caused. Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse blamed Republicans as well.
While Americans were glued to their television sets to see pictures of the horrendous tornadoes and hear about children in storm shelters at their schools, Whitehouse was on the Senate floor attacking Republicans for denying so-called global warming. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/21/democratic-senator-blames-republicans-for-oklahoma-tornados/
Senator Confronts IRS Director Over Pro-Life Group Told to Promote Abortion
A U.S. senator confronted the acting director of the Internal Revenue Service today with charges that the agency targeted pro-life groups with discrimination.
As LifeNews reported, the Internal Revenue Service was also targeting a pro-life Iowa group that acts in part as a watchdog over the Planned Parenthood abortion business. It was refusing to grant nonprofit tax status to the Coalition for Life of Iowa unless it agreed to limit its picketing and protesting of Planned Parenthood. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/21/senator-confronts-irs-director-over-pro-life-group-told-to-promote-abortion/
Americans Say IRS Targeting of Pro-Life Groups Was Deliberate
A new Washington Post poll finds Americans believe the targeting of pro-life groups and conservatives by the International Revenue service was a deliberate act.
As you may know it s been disclosed that the IRS singled out some conservative political groups for extra questions about their tax status. Do you think it was appropriate or inappropriate for the IRS to do this? the poll asked. Some 74 percent of respondents say it was inappropriate compared to just 20 percent who say it was appropriate. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/21/americans-say-irs-targeting-of-pro-life-groups-was-deliberate/
Appeals Court Strikes Down Arizona Law Banning Abortions at 20 Weeks
After a federal judge upheld an Arizona law that bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, one of the most liberal appeals courts in the nation has struck is down.
In July 2012, a federal judge in Arizona issued a ruling upholding that state s new law that goes into effect on Thursday and bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Hobby Lobby Battles Obama Admin in Court Thursday Over HHS Mandate
Christian crafts store Hobby Lobby will battle the Obama administration in court Thursday over whether or not the HHS Department can force it to comply with the mandate that compels it to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/21/hobby-lobby-battle-obama-admin-in-court-thursday-over-hhs-mandate/
Convoy of Hope: Glenn Beck Delivers Food, Diapers to Oklahoma Victims
The reaction from conservatives and pro-life advocates to the Oklahoma tornadoes has been moving to see with pro-life advocates on Twitter pushing for donations to a variety of groups providing aid to the victims. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/21/convoy-of-hope-glenn-beck-delivers-food-diapers-to-oklahoma-victims/
Is the Next Kermit Gosnell Doing Late-Term Abortions in Kansas?
Is a Chicago-based physician breaking Kansas law by setting up shop to do late-term abortions? That s the question officials with the Pro-Life Action League want answered. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/21/is-the-next-kermit-gosnell-doing-late-term-abortions-in-kansas/
Jim Caviezel: A Rare Pro-life Star in Hollywood
Noah Wall has turned one which may not be an outlandish milestone for most toddlers but is for this disabled baby boy who doctors suggested be aborted. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/21/jim-caviezel-a-rare-pro-life-star-in-hollywood/
Poll: Americans Say Abortion, Assisted Suicide and Cloning Immoral
Gallup released the results of its annual poll on whether Americans do or don t find a couple dozen practices morally acceptable. As has frequently been the case, Americans do not find abortion to be morally okay. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/21/poll-americans-say-abortion-assisted-suicide-and-cloning-immoral/
|Looking for a Pro-Life Speaker for 2013?|
|Looking for a pro-life speaker for your next banquet, conference or convention? LifeNews.com editor Steven Ertelt is a low-cost speaker who can entertain and educate your audience as well as help you with a fundraising pitch if necessary. He can also speak on any pro-life topic. For more information, email news@LifeNews.com.|
Pro-Choice Person Becomes Pro-Life After Thinking About Gosnell Case
This is exactly what I ve been hoping would happen: pro-choice people that think about abortion in a new way because of the Gosnell case, but not stopping there, but then asking a key question: Is there a morally relevant difference between what Gosnell did and other abortions that are less obviously barbaric? . http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/21/pro-choice-person-becomes-pro-life-after-thinking-about-gosnell-case/
Survival Rates of Premature Babies Born at 21-25 Weeks are Improving
In a new video released by commentator William Saletan at Slate magazine, the author critiques videos released by the activist group Live Action regarding clinics that perform late-term abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/21/survival-rates-of-premature-babies-born-at-21-25-weeks-are-improving/
China: Family Planning Officials Almost Beat Farmer With 3 Kids to Death
Persecution of violators of China s one-child policy continues. Two human rights groups are reporting on a recent incident where family planning officials almost beat to death a farmer whose crime was having three children. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/21/china-family-planning-officials-almost-beat-farmer-with-3-kids-to-death/
Shocking: NARAL Expose Finds Pro-Life Group Supports Pro-Life Candidates
Today NARAL released a groundbreaking report on the activities of the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/21/shocking-naral-expose-finds-pro-life-group-supports-pro-life-candidates/
Planned Parenthood Clinic Has Faced Protests Every Month for Five Years
It was a beautiful morning for this past Saturday s monthly protest at the Planned Parenthood mega-center in Aurora, Illinois. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/21/planned-parenthood-clinic-has-faced-protests-every-month-for-five-years/
On Human Development, the Pro-Abortion Side is Anti-Science
The more abortion debates center around babies developed enough to think and feel and resemble adorable newborns, the more pro-lifers gain a nigh-insurmountable advantage. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/21/on-human-development-the-pro-abortion-side-is-anti-science/
Encourage Friends to Sign Up for Free Pro-Life News From LifeNews.com