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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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• Exposed: Planned Parenthood Sells Tax-Funded Sex-Selection Abortions
• Olympian Dominique Moceanu Discovers Adopted Secret Sister
• Rich People FedEx Embryos to Women in India for Cheap Surrogacy
• U.S. Senator Introduces Sex-Selection Abortion Ban
More Pro-Life News
• Botched Abortion at New York Clinic Sends Woman to Hospital
• Why Do Social Justice Christians Ignore Pro-Life Issues?
• Planned Parenthood Defeats North Dakota Religious Liberty Measurer
• Teen Summer Bootcamps Educate New Pro-Life Leaders, Activists
• When Did Respect for Conscience Become a War on Women?
• Pro-Life TV Show Receives Three Emmy Nominations
• Michigan House Backs Pro-Life Bill Limiting Abortions
• Ohio Abortion Biz Employs Doctors With Malpractice History
• Lawsuit Prompts Missouri School to Allow Pro-Life Posters
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Exposed: Planned Parenthood Sells Tax-Funded Sex-Selection Abortions
Two new expose videos reveal the Hawaii-based Planned Parenthood abortion business selling taxpayer-funded abortions to women posing as potential customers seeking an abortion for purposes of sex-selection.
Live Action released new undercover footage today showing two Planned Parenthood clinics, in Maui and Honolulu, advising undercover investigators on how to procure a sex-selective abortion of her baby girl because she wants a boy instead. Officials with the group say Planned Parenthood claims publicly to condemn sex-selective abortion but continues to provide them to women who request them. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/13/exposed-planned-parenthood-sells-tax-funded-sex-selection-abortions/
Olympian Dominique Moceanu Discovers Adopted Secret Sister
Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu is garnering attention and not because she is a hard-working athlete who is one of the world s best. In new interviews, Moceanu says she discovered the big lie her father hid that she has another sister, a secret sister given up for adoption at birth.
Moceanu writes in her new memoir, Off Balance, about getting a letter and pictures in December 2007 from a woman aged 20 who looked very similar to her.
It was the biggest bombshell of my life, Moceanu told ABC s 20/20 in a new television interview late last week. I had this sister who was given up for adoption, and I never knew it. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/13/olympian-dominique-moceanu-discovers-adopted-secret-sister/
Rich People FedEx Embryos to Women in India for Cheap Surrogacy
The Church has always rejected surrogacy and for very good reason. It objectifies both the woman whose womb has been rented and the child for whom a contract has been made for delivery.
Nowhere is this arrangement more exploitive than when rich westerners go to places like India and get a uterus on the cheap. Not only are the embryos sometimes shipped by FedEx overseas to be transferred to a woman the parents have never actually met, but the dangers to the surrogate are substantial. Because she is usually poor and working to help support her family by renting out her body, the contract she signs often places the health and well-being of the child above her own, something that would not happen with a Western surrogate. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/13/rich-people-fedex-embryos-to-women-in-india-for-cheap-surrogacy/
U.S. Senator Introduces Sex-Selection Abortion Ban
U.S. Senator David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, has introduced the Senate version of the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, which would make it illegal to obtain an abortion due to a gender preference.
Vitter s bill has 26 co-sponsors and is similar to legislation the House supported with a majority vote that ultimately fell short because Democrats would not go along with a measure that bans sex-selection abortions.
It s flat out morally wrong to assign different values to unborn babies lives based on gender, but believe it or not, it happens, said Vitter. We should have zero tolerance for this kind of discrimination. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/13/u-s-senator-introduces-sex-selection-abortion-ban/
Botched Abortion at New York Clinic Sends Woman to Hospital
A failed abortion on a woman and her unborn child at a Bronx abortion clinic is opening the Dr. Emily s Health Center abortion clinic to more criticism. This is the same abortion business found to have been engaged in illegal dumping.
An ambulance transported a patient to the hospital from Dr. Emily s Health Center Tuesday morning as pro-life activists photographed the incident. Witnesses informed LifeNews and the pro-life group Operation Rescue about the failed abortion, which had officials at the clinic carry the woman out on a covered stretcher to the awaiting ambulance. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/13/botched-abortion-at-new-york-clinic-sends-woman-to-hospital/
Why Do Social Justice Christians Ignore Pro-Life Issues?
An abortion is the intentional killing of an unborn child inside (or partially inside) the womb. Social justice is . . . what exactly?
Again and again I see young social justice-focused evangelicals abandoning any effective voice for the unborn for the sake of an ephemeral, culturally-fashionable concept that as a practical matter means little more than advocating a utopian ideal through a grab-bag of banal, functionally socialist policies. Moreover, the embrace of social justice often drives them functionally into the arms of a political party and political movements that are dedicated to protecting and even subsidizing the right to kill children on a vast, industrial scale. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/13/why-do-social-justice-christians-ignore-pro-life-issues/
Planned Parenthood Defeats North Dakota Religious Liberty Measure
Thanks to an onslaught of spending in North Dakota by Planned Parenthood and other top abortion backers that distorted it, voters on Tuesday rejected a measure that protects religious freedom.
Measure 3 was meant to safeguard religious freedoms without interfering with the legitimate needs of government to protect its citizens. With the attacks on religious liberties posed by Obamacare and its recent HHS mandate forcing religious groups to fund birth control or drugs that may cause abortions for their employees, states are pushing back with legislation and ballot proposals to protect their rights. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/13/planned-parenthood-defeats-north-dakota-religious-liberty-measure/
Teen Summer Bootcamps Educate New Pro-Life Leaders, Activists
Following the tradition we started last year, we re posting all the upcoming summer pro-life teen boot camps Kelli could find. If we missed any, please let her know. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/13/teen-summer-bootcamps-educate-new-pro-life-leaders-activists/
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When Did Respect for Conscience Become a War on Women?
When did respect for conscience rights, once a bipartisan consensus, become a Republican war on women?. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/13/when-did-respect-for-conscience-become-a-war-on-women/
Pro-Life TV Show Receives Three Emmy Nominations
The weekly pro-life television show Facing Life Head-On, a production of the Life Issues Institute, a national educational pro-life group, has earned three Regional Emmy Award nominations. The show was nominated by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for excellence in a program series or special in both the military program and magazine program categories. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/13/pro-life-tv-show-receives-three-emmy-nominations/
Michigan House Backs Pro-Life Bill Limiting Abortions
The Michigan state House approved a package of pro-fie bills intended to protect women and unborn children and further drive down the number of abortions in the state. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/13/michigan-house-backs-pro-life-bill-limiting-abortions/
Ohio Abortion Biz Employs Doctors With Malpractice History
Martin Haskell, who runs an abortion facility near Cincinnati, has dropped two abortion practitioners with histories of medical malpractice after condemnation from pro-life advocates. However, Haskell hired two more abortion doctors with problematic pasts to replace them. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/13/ohio-abortion-biz-employs-doctors-with-malpractice-history/
Lawsuit Prompts Missouri School to Allow Pro-Life Posters
Alliance Defense Fund attorneys have reached a settlement with the Missouri-based Dixon R-1 School District that will allow students to display pro-life fliers and posters. ADF filed suit against the district in February after Dixon High School officials removed posters promoting the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity but allowed them for other student activities and expression. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/13/lawsuit-prompts-missouri-school-to-allow-pro-life-posters/
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