Friday, August 23, 2013

LifeNews Pro-Life News Report 8/23/13





LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Friday, August 23, 2013

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.
Current Headlines

Top Stories
• Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Has Closed 24 Clinics in 2013
• Nidal Hasan Found Guilty, Reports Exclude Unborn Baby From Tally of Those Killed
• Prince William on Being a New Dad: “Things Affect Me Differently Now”
Teen Sex Sleepovers: The Latest Fad in Immoral Sex Education


More Pro-Life News

• Loving Kate: A Prenatal Down Syndrome Diagnosis Only Made Me Love Her More
• Emmy-Award-Winning Actress Holland Taylor Promotes Abortion in New Video
• Blistering Ad Exposes New Jersey Candidate Cory Booker’s Pro-Abortion Record

• Media Shows Pictures of Dead People in Syria But Not of Babies Killed in Abortion

• Ireland Newspaper Falsely Claims First Abortion Done Under New Irish Law
• Man Arrested for Punching Elderly Pro-Life Woman Protesting Abortion
• Wisconsin Abortions Now at All-Time Low Following Recent Decrease
• I’m Catholic, But That’s Not Why I’m Pro-Life on Abortion
• Scary Brave New World: Here Come Woman Fathers and Male Mothers

• Court: Arizona Can’t Stop Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
• Pennsylvania Faces a New Threat: Assisted Suicide

• UK: Arrest in Chichester Case Should Remind Why Assisted Suicide is Illegal


Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Has Closed 24 Clinics in 2013
Planned Parenthood offices across the nation have closed this year at a record rate, according to data compiled by Operation Rescue. At least 24 Planned Parenthood sites have closed in so far in 2013. This number includes 3 surgical abortion clinics, 3 clinics that dispensed abortion pills, and 19 offices that referred for abortions.

“Abortion numbers are down so there is less demand for Planned Parenthood. Couple that with recent scandals involving Planned Parenthood that have resulted increased disapproval of their abortion business and it’s easy to see why these clinics are closing on such a large scale,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/08/23/planned-parenthood-abortion-business-has-closed-23-clinics-in-2013/
Nidal Hasan Found Guilty, Reports Exclude Unborn Baby From Tally of Those Killed
Nidal Hasan has been convicted of killing 13 people in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, but media reports on the conviction are ignoring the fact that 14 people died that day — including an unborn child.

As AP reports: The Army psychiatrist acknowledged carrying out the attack in a crowded waiting room where unarmed troops were making final preparations to deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/08/23/nidal-hasan-found-guilty-reports-exclude-unborn-baby-for-tally-of-those-killed/
Prince William on Being a New Dad: “Things Affect Me Differently Now”
In an interview with CNN this week, Prince William proves he’s just like other parents – only too happy to show off his new son, George.
I felt this part of the interview (full transcript) was his best commentary: “I think the last few weeks for me have been just a very different emotional experience. Something I never thought I would feel myself. And I find, again it’s only been a short period, but a lot of things affect me differently now. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/08/23/prince-william-on-being-a-new-dad-things-affect-me-differently-now/
Teen Sex Sleepovers: The Latest Fad in Immoral Sex Education
Just when I think I’ve heard it all, I come across something that makes me pause in disgust. This week, I read an article from the Huffington Post titled, “How Do You Feel about Sex and Teenage Sleepovers?”

There’s no doubt how I feel, but let’s first take a look at what the author said. In the first paragraph she asks, “Why not teach children how to have sex well, the way you teach them how to do other things?” She elaborates, describing parents inviting the teenager’s partner over, having a nice dinner and then the couple “toddles” off to bed together. (In reality, that’s just permitting the behavior to take place, not actually educating.) http://www.lifenews.com/2013/08/23/teen-sex-sleepovers-the-latest-fad-in-immoral-sex-education/

Loving Kate: A Prenatal Down Syndrome Diagnosis Only Made Me Love Her More
This heart-warming story, the kind that only someone who has a child with Down syndrome could write with such honest and encouragement , appeared at sippinglemonade.com. Lauren Warner wrote her essay in the form of a letter to a mother who has just received a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis.

The greatest difference is that Lauren learned about her daughter Kate not before she was born, but after. Even so, “I know how you feel.” http://www.lifenews.com/2013/08/23/loving-kate-a-prenatal-down-syndrome-diagnosis-only-made-me-love-her-more/
Emmy-Award-Winning Actress Holland Taylor Promotes Abortion in New Video
Seventy year-old Holland Taylor has played a wide-range of supporting roles in numerous television productions as well as bit parts in just as many movies. In 2013 the Emmy award-winning actress wrote and starred in a one-woman and quite rhapsodic Broadway show about former (rabidly pro-abortion) Texas Governor, Ann Richards.
Although Taylor was critically acclaimed for her turn as the alcoholic one-term governor and mother of Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, the show closed much earlier than anticipated. Incredibly poor showing at the box office makes it seem that even ├╝bber-liberal New Yorkers (like those of us in the real world) could only take Richards in small doses. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/08/23/emmy-award-winning-actress-holland-taylor-promotes-abortion-in-new-video/

Blistering Ad Exposes New Jersey Candidate Cory Booker’s Pro-Abortion Record
American Commitment Action Fund (AC Action Fund) and Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) are jointly releasing a new ad today targeting Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s radical record on abortion. The ad blasts Cory Booker’s record of promoting abortion with no restrictions-including his significant role as Co-Chair of the Democratic National Convention’s Platform Committee. Booker is the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in the special election to succeed Frank Lautenberg.
“Cory Booker was instrumental in driving Democrats to make abortion the centerpiece of the party’s platform,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of SBA List. “His extreme pro-abortion stance flies in the face of the majority of Americans, especially women, who oppose late-term abortion.” http://www.lifenews.com/2013/08/23/blistering-ad-exposes-new-jersey-candidate-cory-bookers-pro-abortion-record/
Media Shows Pictures of Dead People in Syria But Not of Babies Killed in Abortion
WARNING: This article contains a VERY graphic abortion image after the jump…. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/08/23/media-shows-pictures-of-dead-people-in-syria-but-not-of-babies-killed-in-abortion/

Ireland Newspaper Falsely Claims First Abortion Done Under New Irish Law
The Irish Parliament disappointed pro-lifers by passing a law that opens the door to legalizing abortions by allowing them in some rare cases. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/08/23/ireland-hospital-does-first-legal-abortion-under-new-pro-abortion-law/

Man Arrested for Punching Elderly Pro-Life Woman Protesting Abortion
Police have arrested an Iowa man who has been accused of punching an elderly pro-life protestor who was standing up against abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/08/23/man-arrested-for-punching-elderly-pro-life-woman-protesting-abortion/

Wisconsin Abortions Now at All-Time Low Following Recent Decrease
It’s hard to describe the feeling when we learn of another abortion decrease! Our staff, board and volunteers are filled with joy to know that our work results in life for hundreds of unborn babies. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/08/23/wisconsin-abortions-now-at-all-time-low-following-recent-decrease/
I’m Catholic, But That’s Not Why I’m Pro-Life on Abortion
If you were to listen exclusively to pro-aborts, you would get the idea that pro-lifers are a bunch of religious extremist nutjobs, out to force their beliefs on the rest of the country because, JESUS. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/08/23/im-catholic-but-thats-not-why-im-pro-life-on-abortion/
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.
Scary Brave New World: Here Come Woman Fathers and Male Mothers
Have you noticed that we develop new biotechnologies these days for health issues, but they mostly become used for lifestyle facilitation. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/08/23/scary-brave-new-world-here-come-woman-fathers-and-male-mothers/
Court: Arizona Can’t Stop Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling today saying the state of Arizona can’t eliminate taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/08/23/court-arizona-cant-stop-taxpayer-funding-of-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz/
Pennsylvania Faces a New Threat: Assisted Suicide
Euthanasia is something I don’t think about too often. Maybe it’s because I’m under 30 and healthy. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/08/23/pennsylvania-faces-a-new-threat-assisted-suicide/

UK: Arrest in Chichester Case Should Remind Why Assisted Suicide is Illegal
A 65-year-old woman and her son from the Chichester area have been arrested after police suspected they were planning to take her husband to the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland to commit suicide, sources said. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/08/23/uk-arrest-in-chichester-case-should-remind-why-assisted-suicide-is-illegal/

Encourage Friends to Sign Up for Free Pro-Life News From LifeNews.com