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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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• Unearthed Video Shows Obama Supporting Late-Term Abortions
• Mitt Romney Unveils New Ad Blasting Obama on Obamacare
• Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Prez to Speak at Democrat Convention
• As Someone Born After Rape, I Say Todd Akin Shouldn t Step Aside
More Pro-Life News
• Pro-Lifers Will Have a Friend in the White House in Paul Ryan
• Poll: Abortion Issue Much More Important to Pro-Life Voters
• Media Quit Belly Akin, Planned Parenthood Tolerates Statutory Rape
• Abortion Not Responsible for Gender Gap Between Parties
• Texas Hospital Dehydrating 12-Year-Old Boy to Harvest His Organs
• Girl Thrives Five Years After Tumor Removed Before Birth
• Media Assault on Todd Akin is a Pro-Abortion Red Herring
• Massachusetts Assisted Suicide Proposal Preys on Seniors
• ACOG Continues Attacking Conscience Rights on Abortion
• Deception Used to Support Dismissal of Planned Parenthood Felonies
• Former Abortion Nurse Turned Pro-Lifer Joan Appleton Passes Away
Unearthed Video Shows Obama Supporting Late-Term Abortions
Weekly Standard reporter John McCormack has unearthed an old video from 2003, when President Barack Obama was running for the U.S. Senate from Illinois, in which he defends his position favoring late-term abortions. The Washington Post reports that President Obama is running his reelection campaign as a culture warrior, trying to cast his opponents as extremists on such issues as abortion in the case of rape and requiring religious institutions to pay for contraception. But could Obama s own extremism on abortion come back to bite him? McCormack asks.
As an Illinois state senator, Obama was so supportive of late-term abortions, he resisted efforts to protect unborn children born alive after failed abortion procedures. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/22/unearthed-video-shows-obama-supporting-late-term-abortions/
Mitt Romney Unveils New Ad Blasting Obama on Obamacare
Mitt Romney s presidential campaign released a new television advertisement today titled Nothing s Free that takes the first direct attack at Obamacare and President Barack Obama s support of it.
President Obama s healthcare law has come at a high cost. Whether it is taxing wheelchairs and pacemakers or cutting Medicare, free healthcare has come at a very high price, the campaign said.
Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Prez to Speak at Democrat Convention
The president of the nation s biggest abortion business will be a featured speaker at the Democratic convention that will be held in September to nomination pro-abortion President Barack Obama for another four-year term.
In 2008, the Democratic National Committee allowed Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, the nation s largest abortion business which Obama has funded despite its coverup of child rape, to speak from the stage. Nancy Keenan, the head of NARAL, and one of the pro-abortion activists to endorse Obama early in the 2008 election, spoke as well. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/22/planned-parenthood-abortion-biz-prez-to-speak-at-democrat-convention/
As Someone Born After Rape, I Say Todd Akin Shouldn t Step Aside
Tis the season to be wearing tread marks. Congressman Todd Akins has crawled out from under the bus, brushed himself off and is standing firm.
A few ill-chosen words expressing a more-common-than-acknowledged misunderstanding of a woman s biological response to rape have caused him and those harmed by such a violent act, without pause, to be thrown under the bus. And, quite frankly, I m glad such a pro-family, pro-life stalwart, despite a few bumps and lots of scrapes, is not quitting under pressure from hypocritical pro-abortion radicals and spineless Republicans. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/22/as-someone-born-after-rape-i-say-todd-akin-shouldnt-step-aside/
Pro-Lifers Will Have a Friend in the White House in Paul Ryan
When Paul Ryan first ran for Congress in 1998, he was a very young 28 boyish and eager. He came to a Wisconsin Right to Life interview with his clean-cut button-down shirt and fresh approach to public life. WRTL-PAC endorsed him for his fervent and sincere right-to-life convictions, but thought him perhaps too young to succeed. But succeed he did and Ryan has been over-achieving ever since.
Who is Paul Ryan? Fervently pro-life, amiable, tons of character, principled, honest, charismatic, man of integrity, fantastic communicator, devoted husband and father. This is the man we met in 1998 and he has not changed, just grown in stature and maturity. People know Paul Ryan and like him. All of these qualities have allowed him to continue to be re-elected with over 60% of the vote in a district that is, at best, a swing district but mostly Democratic. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/22/pro-lifers-will-have-a-friend-in-the-white-house-in-paul-ryan/
Poll: Abortion Issue Much More Important to Pro-Life Voters
With all of the sturm und drang over the Todd Akin comments, the media is trumpeting the issue of abortion in an attempt to attack pro-life advocates, the Romney campaign and Republicans.
But when it comes down to pulling the lever for a candidate, polling data consistently shows the abortion issue is more motivating and salient in terms of their vote to pro-life voters than it is to abortion advocates. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/22/abortion-issue-much-more-important-to-pro-life-voters/
Media Quit Belly Akin, Planned Parenthood Tolerates Statutory Rape
In Tampa, the GOP is wishing two things would blow over: Hurricane Isaac and Rep. Todd Akin s comments.
Forty-eight hours after making the most regrettable comment of his political career, the Missouri Congressman is still apologizing. Since Monday, when he tried to distinguish between rape and legitimate rape, this six-term conservative has been the universal target of angry hysteria and public condemnation. And that s just on the Republican side! Senate leaders, congressional leaders, and both presidential candidates have attacked Todd with the kind of ferocity that is usually reserved for the Anthony Weiners of the world. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/22/media-quit-belly-akin-planned-parenthood-tolerates-statutory-rape/
Abortion Not Responsible for Gender Gap Between Parties
The issue of abortion is frequently touted as the reason why the Democratic party does a better job of attracting women voters than do Republicans. But Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review breaks down the Gallup polling data to find that s not the case because polling data doesn t show marked differences on abortion between men and women. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/22/abortion-not-responsible-for-gender-gap-between-parties/
Texas Hospital Dehydrating 12-Year-Old Boy to Harvest His Organs
Texas has an awful futile care law. It permits hospital bioethics committees to impose members/doctors values that a patient s life is not worth living based on quality of life. A story just out shows the injustice of the process a terrible law about which I write here in more detail. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/22/texas-hospital-dehydrating-12-year-old-boy-to-harvest-his-organs/
Girl Thrives Five Years After Tumor Removed Before Birth
Fox News and MSNBC News today reprinted a story from MyHealthNewsDaily.com that tells the remarkable story of a now 5-year-old girl who is thriving after in-utero surgery at the Children s Hospital of Philadelphia as part of a larger look at the ways surgery on babies before birth is expanding. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/22/girl-thrives-five-years-after-tumor-removed-before-birth/
Media Assault on Todd Akin is a Pro-Abortion Red Herring
It is astounding that the media has created such a circus over the awkward comments of Congressman Todd Akin on the subject of legitimate rape. . http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/22/media-assault-on-todd-akin-is-a-pro-abortion-red-herring/
Massachusetts Assisted Suicide Proposal Preys on Seniors
A diverse group of people is fighting the proposal on the November ballot in Massachusetts to legalize assisted suicide. Among them is Margaret Dore, an attorney who is a recognized expert on the subject. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/22/massachusetts-assisted-suicide-proposal-preys-on-seniors/
Deception Used to Support Dismissal of Planned Parenthood Felonies
A press statement released by Attorney General Derek Schmidt and District Attorney Steve Howe on Friday concerning the dismissal of the criminal case against Planned Parenthood contained false and misleading statements concerning the destroyed evidence that led to the dismissal of the 49 most serious charges against the Overland Park abortion business. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/22/deception-used-to-support-dismissal-of-planned-parenthood-felonies/
Tony Nicklinson, Man at Center of UK Euthanasia Case, Dies
Tony Nicklinson, 59 and paralyzed from the neck down after a stroke in 2005 and the man at the center of a controversial euthanasia case in England, has passed away. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/22/tony-nicklinson-man-at-center-of-uk-euthanasia-case-dies/
Former Abortion Nurse Turned Pro-Lifer Joan Appleton Passes Away
We at Pro-Life Action Ministries are deeply saddened to announce that Joan Appleton, RN, longtime employee and friend of Pro-Life Action Ministries, died yesterday. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/22/former-abortion-nurse-turned-pro-lifer-joan-appleton-passes-away/
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