Friday, February 7, 2014

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Friday, February 7, 2014

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Top Stories
• Planned Parenthood Must Pay $2 Million Settlement After Killing Woman in Abortion
• Vatican Criticizes UN Report Demanding It Change Its Position on Abortion
Obama Admin Files Papers to Force Notre Dame to Comply With HHS Mandate• Wendy Davis’ Web Site Completely Ignores Filibuster for Late-Term Abortions

More Pro-Life News
• Is the UN’s Attack on the Catholic Church’s Pro-Life Position a Prelude to Persecution?
• Planned Parenthood Hosts Valentines Day Fundraiser, Complete with Condom Dresses

• NBA Player Paul George Tried To Pay Former Girlfriend to Have an Abortion, She Refused
• Abortion Survivor: My Mother Was Forced to Have the Abortion I Survived
• Clinic Worker Quits, Calls Her Former Workplace an “Abortion Mill”
• 16 Teens Rescued From Sex Trafficking in Super Bowl Sting

• South Carolina Bill Would Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

• Rich Americans More Likely to Favor Taxpayer Funding of Abortions for Poor Women

• Russia Suffers From Devastating Underpopulation as Sochi Winter Olympics Begin
• Pregnancy Center Wins Another Battle Against New York’s Bid to Shut It Down
• Quebec Votes Next Week on Euthanasia Bill That Could Kill 1,000 People a Year


Planned Parenthood Must Pay $2 Million Settlement After Killing Woman in Abortion The Planned Parenthood abortion business has been forced to pay a $2 million settlement to the family of a black teenager it killed in a botched legal abortion in 2012.
Walter Hoye, a black pro-life leader who has closely followed the case, obtained a copy of the court order awarding the settlement. The settlement document indicates Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation must pay her son Alvin Jones III, who was one at the time of Reaves’ death from the botched legal abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/07/planned-parenthood-pays-2-million-settlement-after-killing-black-teen-in-abortion/

Vatican Criticizes UN Report Demanding It Change Its Position on AbortionVatican officials are not happy with the United Nations after a UN committee issued a blistering report demanding that it change its position on abortion.
The Vatican says the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child overstepped its mandate in its pro-abortion attack on the Catholic Church. The report published this week by the panel attacked the Catholic Church’s teachings on abortion under the guise of a critique of the Church’s handling of child sex abuse cases. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/07/vatican-criticizes-un-report-demanding-it-change-its-position-on-abortion/
Obama Admin Files Papers to Force Notre Dame to Comply With HHS MandateThe Obama administration is not content to force Obamacare on the nation but it’s also not going to relent when it comes to religious businesses, schools and organizations that want to opt out of complying with the HHS mandate, that compels them to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs.
The Obama administration is fighting the University of Notre Dame’s request for a reprieve from complying with the HHS mandate and filed papers on Tuesday with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opposing the Catholic university’s attempt to get out from under it. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/07/obama-admin-files-papers-to-force-notre-dame-to-comply-with-hhs-mandate/

Wendy Davis’ Web Site Completely Ignores Filibuster for Late-Term Abortions
Wendy Davis’ lone claim to fame as she campaigns to become the next governor of Texas is that she filibustered a bill that would stop abortions all the way up to birth. Davis received national attention for the pro-abortion publicity stunt — enough to make her essentially the Democratic nominee in the race that will likely pit her against pro-life Attorney General Greg Abbott.
However, instead of highlighting her filibuster to protect killing viable babies in abortions, Davis appears ashamed of her actions — so much so that she’s left any mention of the filibuster off her web site. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/07/wendy-davis-web-site-completely-ignores-filibuster-for-late-term-abortions/


Is the UN’s Attack on the Catholic Church’s Pro-Life Position a Prelude to Persecution? On Wednesday morning the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child published its Concluding Observations concerning the Catholic Church’s treatment of children. In this widely-denounced document (see HLI’s statement here), the Committee chastises the Church for supposedly ignoring or refusing the rights of children. It called for the Church to amend Canon Law, to change her unchangeable teaching, and to embrace secular morality on matters ranging from homosexuality and contraception to abortion and gender ideology.
The UN Committee was quite explicit and exhaustive in its expectations: the document is 16 pages long with 67 paragraphs. The Holy See, for its part, was not impressed: http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/07/is-the-uns-attack-on-the-catholic-churchs-pro-life-position-a-prelude-to-persecution/
Planned Parenthood Hosts Valentines Day Fundraiser, Complete with Condom DressesIn the heart of Minneapolis on Thursday, an unusual kind of fashion show was getting underway. Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, hosted the event “Ready or Hot: Fashion Meets Passion for Planned Parenthood,” to celebrate Valentine’s Day and raise funds for an “excellent cause.”
Here’s how the organization described it: Ready or Hot: Fashion Meets Passion for Planned Parenthood is a celebration of love, reproductive health and fashion just in time for Valentine’s Day. It’s a fundraiser, cleverly disguised as a dance party and fashion show, with the evening’s centerpiece a catwalk by some of Planned Parenthood’s coolest cats and kittens. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/07/planned-parenthood-hosts-valentines-day-fundraiser-complete-with-condom-dresses/
NBA Player Paul George Tried To Pay Former Girlfriend to Have an Abortion, She RefusedNBA player Paul George is the latest sports star to have been found to have attempted to get his pregnant partner to have an abortion.
Reports surfaced last year that NBA player J.J. Redick and his then-pregnant ex-girlfriend, model Vanessa Lopez, had an odd legal contract that called for her to have an abortion. Reddick would then pay her to pretend to stay in a relationship. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/07/nba-player-paul-george-tried-to-pay-former-girlfriend-to-have-an-abortion-she-refused/
Abortion Survivor: My Mother Was Forced to Have the Abortion I Survived Every pregnancy is different. At close to three months pregnant currently, I’ve been reflecting upon this quite often. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/07/abortion-survivor-my-mother-was-forced-to-have-the-abortion-i-survived/
Clinic Worker Quits, Calls Her Former Workplace an “Abortion Mill” Dina Madsen began working at a Sacramento abortion clinic (which she would later describe as an “abortion mill”) in 1990. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/07/clinic-worker-quits-calls-her-former-workplace-an-abortion-mill/
16 Teens Rescued From Sex Trafficking in Super Bowl Sting It’s the ugly side of the Super Bowl – the reality that America’s most popular sporting event is also likely America’s biggest day for sexual slavery. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/07/16-teens-rescued-from-sex-trafficking-in-super-bowl-sting/

South Carolina Bill Would Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks The South Carolina legislature is the latest state to consider a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks based on scientific evidence showing unborn children feel pain. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/07/south-carolina-bill-would-ban-abortions-after-20-weeks/
Rich Americans More Likely to Favor Taxpayer Funding of Abortions for Poor Women In early January, George Mason University Law Professor Helen Alvare testified before a congressional committee about the need for the federal government to “once and for all” remove itself from involvement with funding of abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/07/rich-americans-more-likely-to-favor-taxpayer-funding-of-abortions-for-poor-women/
Russia Suffers From Devastating Underpopulation as Sochi Winter Olympics Begin Reports of terrorist threats, human rights abuses, and general economic incompetency have already marred the opening of the 2014 winter Olympics. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/07/russia-suffers-from-devastating-underpopulation-as-sochi-winter-olympics-begin/
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Pregnancy Center Wins Another Battle Against New York’s Bid to Shut It Down A pro-life pregnancy center has secured another victory in an ongoing fight against an intrusive, pro-abortion witch hunt carried out by New York State, whose governor recently declared that pro-life citizens “have no place in the state of New York.” http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/07/pregnancy-center-wins-another-battle-against-new-yorks-bid-to-shut-it-down/
Quebec Votes Next Week on Euthanasia Bill That Could Kill 1,000 People a Year What can I do to stop Qu├ębec’s euthanasia Bill 52? http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/07/quebec-votes-next-week-on-euthanasia-bill-that-could-kill-1000-people-a-year/


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