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Friday, February 22, 2013
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• On this day in 2012: Poll: Americans Oppose Obama Birth Control Coverage Mandate
• Pro-Abortion Rape Myth Debunked, 99% of Abortion Clinics Do Ultrasounds
• Ex Director: Planned Parenthood Has History of OKing Sex Trafficking
• Today in 2011: Joy Behar Calls Pro-Lifers Evil, Immoral, and Stupid
More Pro-Life News
• Rape Victim: Pro-Abortion Ultrasound Comparison Offensive
• Today in 2011: Pro-Life Leaders Mourn Passing of Bernard Nathanson
• What Would Martin Luther King, Jr. Have Thought of Abortion?
• Martin Luther King Jr s Niece Opposes Abortion as Black History Month Ends
• 10 Very Surprising Quotes From Abortion Doctors
• 55,772,015 Abortions in America Since Roe v. Wade in 1973
• Siblings of People Dying in Abortions Suffer Depression
• Abortion Methods and Abortion Procedures Used to Kill Unborn Babies
• Unborn Babies Learn Language in Womb, as Early as 30 Weeks
• Abortion Survivor Meets Nurse Who Saved Her Life
ATTENTION: LifeNews.com will not be publishing regular news between now and March 1. We will resume publishing on March 4th. Today we have for you a selection of "best of" news stories and Today in History posts of important pro-life events that happened on this day in history.
On this day in 2012: Poll: Americans Oppose Obama Birth Control Coverage Mandate
A new national poll Rasmussen Reports conducted finds Americans oppose the Obama administration mandate requiring religious employers to pay for coverage for birth control (which also includes drugs that may cause early abortions).
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds 38 percent of likely voters think health insurance companies should be required by law to cover the morning after pill without co-payments or other charges to the patient. But 50 percent of Americans disagree and oppose this requirement while 13 percent are undecided. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/02/22/poll-americans-oppose-obama-birth-control-coverage-mandate/
Pro-Abortion Rape Myth Debunked, 99% of Abortion Clinics Do Ultrasounds
Abortion advocates in Virginia have come under heavy criticism for equating the ultrasound legislation there would allow women to see before an abortion to rape. Yet, while abortion backers say having an ultrasound is like getting raped, a 2003 study shows 99% of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities do them beforehand.
Published in the medical journal Contraception in 2003, researchers with the pro-abortion group IPAS, the University of North Carolina, a consortium of Planned Parenthood clinics and the National Abortion Federation surveyed staff at 113 Planned Parenthood affiliates and independent abortion businesses between February and April 2000. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/02/22/planned-parenthood-rape-myth-debunked-99-do-ultrasounds/
Ex Director: Planned Parenthood Has History of OKing Sex Trafficking
In two recent interviews responding to the national videos that have received so much attention, former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director Abby Johnson says the abortion business has a history of tolerating sex trafficking.
The videos show Planned Parenthood staffers in four locations bending over backwards to help undercover investigators posing as sex traffickers. The staff help arrange abortions, STD testing and give advice on how to avoid suspicions from authorities and evade laws. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/02/22/ex-director-planned-parenthood-has-history-of-oking-sex-trafficking/
Today in 2011: Joy Behar Calls Pro-Lifers Evil, Immoral, and Stupid
Joy Behar ripped the House of Representatives on her program on Monday for their recent defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Behar, focusing on the organization s birth control services, criticized the move as illogical because if you are not going to help people with birth control, you re going to have more abortions. So, besides being evil and immoral and unethical, they re also stupid http://www.lifenews.com/2011/02/22/joy-behar-calls-pro-lifers-evil-immoral-and-stupid/
Rape Victim: Pro-Abortion Ultrasound Comparison Offensive
Planned Parenthood has now said that the new proposed Virginia Ultrasound Law is akin to rape. I m sorry, what? I am so upset by this. I just want to cry.
A medical procedure that is done by a nurse in a clinic is the same thing as what that man did to me in a hotel room so many years ago? Most likely no one is forcing you to have an abortion. However, 13 years ago I didn t have a say in whether or not I wanted to have sex. I was forced. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/02/22/rape-victim-planned-parenthood-ultrasound-comparison-offensive/
Today in 2011: Pro-Life Leaders Mourn Passing of Bernard Nathanson
The news that former abortion practitioner turned pro-life educator and hero Bernard Nathanson has passed away has been tough for the many pro-life leaders who knew him well and respected his work. Today we feature a sample of some of the heartfelt statements LifeNews.com received about him.
Nathanson, 84, died early Monday morning after a long battle with cancer. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/02/15/black-history-month-abortion-has-killed-16-million-black-children/
What Would Martin Luther King, Jr. Have Thought of Abortion?
Today our nation commemorates the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Alveda King, the niece of MLK and a dedicated pro-life advocate, notes her uncle was strongly pro-life.
Were he alive today, he would be working to secure peace and justice for those in the womb and healing for a nation that is still pained by over 53 million missing lives, King says. The toll abortion has taken on the African American community is enough to shock the conscience of every American. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/01/16/what-would-martin-luther-king-jr-have-thought-of-abortion/
Martin Luther King Jr s Niece Opposes Abortion as Black History Month Ends
As Black History Month draws to a close, the niece of Martin Luther King Jr spoke to an audience in Indiana and reminded them how abortion has decimated the African-American community. She shared her pro-life views with students at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. http://www.lifenews.com/2007/02/22/nat-2946/
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10 Very Surprising Quotes From Abortion Doctors
They re threatened by informed consent. They re traumatized by the limp body parts they look at every day. They re torn by the contradiction that they became doctors to preserve life but use their profession to end it. Here are some eye-opening confessions from current and former abortionists. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/01/07/10-very-surprising-quotes-from-abortion-doctors/
55,772,015 Abortions in America Since Roe v. Wade in 1973
The United States marks 40 years of legalized abortion in all fifty states at any time for any reason throughout pregnancy on January 22nd, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Since that time, there have been approximately 55,772,015 abortions that have destroyed the lives of unborn children. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/01/18/55772015-abortions-in-america-since-roe-vs-wade-in-1973/
Siblings of People Dying in Abortions Suffer Depression
Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of people suffering the effects of being alive when a sibling was aborted is vitally important to physicians and politicians. The resulting syndrome is so deeply damaging and difficult to treat it can help explain many psychiatric and medical illnesses. PASS affects such a large numbers of people, it helps explain voting and economic trends. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/27/siblings-of-people-dying-in-abortions-suffer-depression/
Abortion Methods and Abortion Procedures Used to Kill Unborn Babies
I know a few pro-choice people who believe that the unborn are not yet human persons, and so abortion is not murder but instead is just a medical procedure. I am sure that there are quite a few others pro-choicers who believe the same. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/01/02/abortion-methods-and-abortion-procedures-used-to-kill-unborn-babies/
Unborn Babies Learn Language in Womb, as Early as 30 Weeks
New reports of fascinating research show babies can distinguish between their native language and foreign languages when they re just a few hours old. A new study found that and suggests they start absorbing language before birth. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/01/04/unborn-babies-learn-language-in-womb-as-early-as-10-weeks/
Abortion Survivor Meets Nurse Who Saved Her Life
The abortion survivor steps into the room and comes face to face with a nurse volunteer that held and rocked her nearly thirty-five years ago when she was in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Tears flow quickly and they embrace. Sounds like a scene straight out of a Hollywood movie, doesn t it? For me, it s life. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/26/abortion-survivor-meets-nurse-who-saved-her-life/
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