Saturday, January 30, 2010

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Abortion clinics may take charge

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 1/30/2010 4:10:00 AM

The legislature in Washington state is considering a proposal that would regulate pro-life pregnancy clinics that provide services in problem pregnancies.

Paula Cullen (Life Services)According to Paula Cullen, executive director of Life Services of Spokane, what is happening in the state is part of a nationwide campaign pushed by abortion-advocacy groups that seek to steer women in an unplanned pregnancy to abortion providers instead of pregnancy centers.

"A bill has been proposed in the Washington state legislature to regulate pregnancy centers in a way that would be very chilling on our ability to do what we are called to do," Cullen explains. "It would require pregnancy centers to conform to standards defined by Planned Parenthood and NARAL, etcetera." Full story.

Eighth Circuit Court Will Rule on South Dakota's Informed Consent Law

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 1/30/2010 4:20:00 AM

The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is being asked to rule on South Dakota's informed consent law.

The Eighth Circuit ruled the first time that South Dakota had a right to require abortionists to tell women that they were actually killing a human being. But this time, the Eighth Circuit will be asked to consider a lower-court ruling that struck down the provisions that require abortionists to tell women they have a legal relationship with their unborn baby and that there is a risk of depression and suicide associated with abortion. Full story.

New Drug Ellaone Billed as Better Morning After Pill, But It Causes Abortions

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Abortion advocates are pushing a new drug that they say is an expanded morning after pill, or emergency contraception. However, pro-life doctors and advocates say Ellaone, also known as Ulipristal, works as an abortion drug and not an agent that prevents conception. Full story.

Documents Raise Spectre of Fetal Harvesting in Wisconsin U Late-Term Abortion Scheme

By Peter J. Smith

MADISON, Wisconsin, January 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life advocates say they have obtained documents that raise serious questions over the possibility of fetal harvesting and conscience violations behind the University of Wisconsin's plans to begin performing late-term abortions at the Madison Surgery Center.

The Alliance Defense Fund and Pro-Life Wisconsin say that documents they obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request illustrate the efforts of UW officials and abortionists over several years to add second-trimester abortions at MSC.

In addition, they say, certain communiqu├ęs raise fears that UW researchers could use the tissue of babies aborted at MSC for medical experimentation.

One such document reveals a UW-Madison study involved diabetic patients who received transplants of fetal pancreatic tissue "obtained from medical facilities where legal abortions are carried out." Pro-life advocates fear that medical researchers would be tempted to resort to "in-house" aborted fetal material that would be far cheaper than obtaining it from other areas. Full story.

California Quietly Shifts Fruitless Embryo Research Funds to Adult Stem Cells

After years of fruitless work, California's Institute for Regenerative Medicine has now quietly diverted funds from embryonic stem cell research (ESCr) to adult stem cell research. Full story.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Top Legal Scholar Warns Abortion Issue Can Divide a Nation

By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.

Robert George (NEW YORK – C-FAM) In Washington last Saturday night, a top legal scholar from Princeton University said that the United States (U.S.) Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in 1973 led to deep societal divisions as well as to unprecedented political and religious alliances, which will be called on to lead a struggle for the “soul” of the nation once the decision is overturned.

“Abortion and embryo-destructive research are at the heart of the divide between the nation’s major political parties,” Professor Robert George said, galvanizing support for the pro-life plank in the Republican Party while drawing disaffected Democrats to the Republican camp. In response, “Barack Obama is trying to win over religiously serious Catholics and Evangelicals,” he said, who united around the pro-life cause, “without altering in the slightest his support for abortion, including late-term and partial-birth abortions.” Obama’s recent attempt to woo religious leaders has support among some left-leaning Catholics who argue that collaboration would lead to fewer abortions, a prospect George called “delusional.” Full story.

New Planned Parenthood Document Pushes Teen "Sexual Rights"

By Samantha Singson

Stand and Deliver (NEW YORK – C-FAM) In its new report "Stand and Deliver," the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is demanding that governments, religious institutions and society at large provide "comprehensive sexuality education" for children as young as ten years old. Full story.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Judge Rules Medical Care for Disabled "Baby Isaiah" Can Continue for Now

CBNNews.com
January 28, 2010

A Canadian judge has ruled that baby Isaiah James May's life support can continue for now while the lawyers re-explore what has turned into a controversial case of possible euthanasia.

Life News reports Madame Justice Michelle Crighton ruled care and treatment can continue until Feb. 19, as Isaiah's parents Rebecka and Isaac May say how their son's condition continues to get better.

The Mays will now go to an independent doctor to evaluate their son's medical prospects.

On October 24, 2009, baby Isaiah was born with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck.

As a result, the baby suffered severe brain damage. Doctors diagnosed that the child had no hope for recovery. Now, the doctors want to remove the baby's ventilator.

However, Rebecka and Isaac say their baby is showing signs of recovery and they don't want to pull the plug. Full story.

The Pro-Lifer's State of the Union Address: What Obama Didn't Say About Abortion

by Brad Mattes
January 28
, 2010

LifeNews.com Note: Bradley Mattes is the executive director of Life Issues Institute, a national pro-life educational group. Mattes is a veteran of the pro-life cause, with over 33 years of educational, political and humanitarian experience.

“…I promised I wouldn't just do what was popular. I would do what was necessary.” -- President Obama, State of the Union 2010

Mr. President, what you've done has been neither popular nor necessary.

Not a word was said, during last night’s State of the Union address, about the administration's pro-abortion 'accomplishments.' But they are many.

In January, just days after taking office, Mr. Obama rescinded a policy to keep US money out of international clinics that promote and offer abortions. Early nominations to the administration included the attorney who fought to starve and dehydrate Terri Schindler Schiavo.

By February, Mr. Obama took away protections for healthcare workers who could not in good conscience agree to assist in abortions.

In March, he lifted a ban on taxpayer-funded embryonic stem cell research — a move that forever cut short the lives of precious babies, in their earliest state of development, and forced us to pay for it. Then $50 million went to the United Nations Population Fund, which is heavily involved in limiting the population of China through forced abortions.

April brought a warning that pro-life advocates are “right-wing extremists” that need to be watched for terrorist activity. Full story.

Edwards Urged Mistress to Have Abortion Says New Book


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards sounded the death knell on his own political career when he was caught in an affair. Now the former North Carolina senator stands accused in a new book of wanting his mistress to have an abortion. Full story.

Bungled abortion results in woman's death

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 1/28/2010 4:30:00 AMBookmark and Share

abortion forcepsOperation Rescue is focusing on a New York abortionist and the death of an abortion patient at his clinic.

The single, 37-year-old mother of four was at the A-1 Women's Center on Monday for an abortion. The facility is housed in a run-down building which doubles as a plastic surgery center. Operation Rescue's president, Troy Newman, tells OneNewsNow about the early reports on the incident.

"The abortionist actually punctured [her] uterus, and then went further and punctured an internal artery," he reports. "And without emergency surgery she was destined to die." Full story.

Are animals persons?

If we grant personhood to some animals, we will end up withdrawing it from some human beings.

Is England following Netherlands down euthanasia path?

22 January 2010 | Michael Cook

(MercatorNet.com) England is in danger of following the Netherlands down the road of illegal but tolerated euthanasia, according to a London legal expert. In a biting article in the Solicitors Journal Jacqueline Laing declares that " It was precisely the failure to prosecute that gave the Netherlands its status as a progressive state permissive of euthanasia decades ago. This inevitably led to its legalisation". And she points out that Australian euthanasia activist Dr Philip Nitschke has already suggested that his supporters consider travelling to England where they can evade prosecution. Full story.

No choice

Sheila Liaugminas | Wednesday, 27 January 2010

(MercatorNet.com) This had to happen sooner or later. It’s interesting how the euphemistic marketing campaign behind the abortion movement that’s helped them change laws and language in this country for so long is coming to light more and more now over….a Super Bowl commercial. Oh, the irony.

Just heard someone from an organization called Choice USA - a group on a mission to get leaders elected who are ‘pro-choice’ on all sorts of issues - criticizing the upcoming ad and the CBS network that will air it, with charges that just don’t hold up. The group sponsoring the ad, Focus on the Family, is being vilifed as divisive, homophobic and anti-woman, just to name a few that are repeatable.

Certain ‘women’s groups’, who haven’t expressed a bit of concern over all the ‘jiggle’ commercials with plenty of girls in bikinis that could be said to exploit women’s sexuality, are outraged over a football star doing a commercial during a football game about his gratefulness for his life.

What?

Full story.

“Pro-Choice Cover-up” Must End, Pro-life Congressman Tells U.S. House

By Peter J. Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life Congressman Chris Smith took his colleagues and the Obama Administration to task on the floor of the U.S. House on the eve of the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, chastising them for promoting the abortion agenda when there is so much evidence for the harmful effects of abortion on women and their unborn children.

“How can so many seemingly smart, sane, compassionate and accomplished people — especially in politics — support, promote and if President Obama has his way in the pending health care legislation, lavishly fund with public dollars, the violent death of unborn children and the wounding of their moms by abortion,” demanded the New Jersey Republican.

Smith described the pro-life movement as “the greatest human rights struggle on earth” and asked members of Congress, “How long will we permit the pro-choice cover-up and bogus safety claims to misinform, especially in light of the reams of evidence documenting serious injury to women who abort?”

He dismissed the notion of “safe” abortion as “nonsense.”

“Women deserve better. They, at the very least, deserve the truth,” said Smith. Full story.

'Let's Get it Done': Obama Digs in on Health Care in State of the Union Address

By Kathleen Gilbert

WASHINGTON, DC, January 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In his first State of the Union address last night, President Barack Obama did not shirk from issuing a stubborn push for his top domestic priority - the struggling health care overhaul.

"Here's what I ask Congress, though: Don't walk away from reform. Not now. Not when we are so close. Let us find a way to come together and finish the job for the American people. Let's get it done. Let's get it done," said Obama, to cheers from Democrats in the chamber.

Liberal groups had hoped to hear firm support for the reform effort that would unleash federal funds for abortion and abortion providers. Planned Parenthood, which has been hit hard by the economic downturn, has lobbied aggressively for the bill to go through without Hyde-amendment restrictions on abortion funding.

But ever since Republican Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts robbed Senate Democrats of a filibuster-proof majority last Tuesday, Democrats have been at a loss on how to push the massive reform effort past the GOP. The Massachusetts loss was widely interpreted not only as signaling deep national dissatisfaction with the overhaul, but also as a warning shot to pro-health care Democrats as they face their own re-election battles in November. Accordingly, some experts expected Obama to slim down his enthusiasm for the measure.

Instead, Obama's tone was unyielding. Full story.

The Two Lists: A Former Pro-Choice Atheist Reflects on Sex, Abortion and Anger

Commentary by Jennifer Fulwiler

January 28, 2010 (InsideCatholic.com) - Of all the things I remember about the Texas March for Life in Austin last January, the memory that stands out the most is the look on the faces of the counter-protesters who followed us along Congress Avenue and down to the capitol that frosty morning. When I glanced over to see the source of the epithets that were being screamed at us, I met the eyes of one young woman wearing a black bandana over the bottom half of her face. She happened to look over and meet my gaze, and in her eyes I saw one thing: hatred.

I was caught off guard when my gut response to her rage-filled glare was one of sympathy. In fact, I realized as she turned away to continue yelling angry pro-choice slogans that I knew the source of the rage behind her eyes and had even felt it recently.

Until a couple of years ago, I was militantly pro-choice. When I heard people make anti-abortion statements, it filled me with a white-hot anger that I could barely contain. Behind my views was a buried but unspoken sense that there was something inherently unfair about being a woman, and abortion was a key to maintaining any semblance of a level playing field in the world. Full story.

Petition Launched: Support CBS's Decision to Air Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad

In the past few days, pro-abortion groups have generated over 120,000 asking for the ad to be scrapped. Now a pro-life petition has been launched, whereby pro-lifers can express their support to CBS for its decision to air the ad and ask the network not to cave to the pro-abortion pressure. Full Story

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Blog Provides Comfort to Women and Men in the Wake of Abortion

A new blog, The Comforted, has been started to assist people in finding healing, help, and hope in the true stories of how Jesus renews and restores all those affected by abortion. It is based on Jesus words from the Bible in Matthew 5:4, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Visit The Comforted at http://www.thecomforted.blogspot.com/.

Second Annual Pro-life Campus Activism Contest Set for February and March

Minneapolis, MN – January 25, 2010 – Human Life Alliance (HLA) and Students for Life of America (SFLA) announce the second annual Campus Impact Award challenge which offers $1,000 in prizes to student clubs that promote pro-life activism during the months of February and March.

The Award encourages students to act upon their pro-life beliefs after the March for Life and other walks fuels their spark of enthusiasm. Tens of thousands of young people turn out for these local and national events.

“We’re asking students to step up and be a catalyst for pro-life action on their campus,” said HLA Deputy Director Joe Langfeld. “When young people return from these powerful events, they’re inspired to stand up for life. The Impact Award helps young people show their peers that pro-life values are alive and well on campus.”

Ideas for student projects include distributing pro-life literature on campus, poster campaigns, leafleting at basketball games, tabling in the student union and more. Three cash prizes of $500, $250 and $250 will be awarded to the top three clubs who succeed in producing creative and broad reaching educational efforts. Learn more.

Women's Groups Blast 'Divisive' Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad -- Without Even Seeing It


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

College football phenom Tim Tebow is about to become one of the biggest stars of Super Bowl XLIV — and he's not even playing in the game.

Tebow, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for the University of Florida, and his mother Pam will appear in a pro-life commercial that tells the story of his risky birth 22 years ago -- an ad that critics suggest could lead to anti-abortion violence, even though none of them have seen it.

The 30-second spot, paid for by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, is expected to recount the story of Pam Tebow's turbulent pregnancy in 1987:

When Tebow suffered from a dangerous infection during a mission trip to the Philippines, doctors recommended that she terminate her pregnancy, fearing she might die in childbirth. But she carried Tim to term, and he went on to win the 2007 Heisman Trophy and guide the Florida Gators to two BCS championships. Full article.

Miracle at Planned Parenthood


Saving Lives, Winning Souls

Chuck Colson

(BreakPoint.org) - People often ask me if I believe in miracles. Of course I do! I see them every day. Because a changed heart is nothing short of a miracle.

If your conscience required it, could you turn your back on the job you’d dedicated your entire adult life to?

That’s what Abby Johnson did. After nine years as director of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan, Texas, Johnson left in October to join the Coalition for Life, a group that holds prayer rallies outside that same clinic—and a group of which she had once been a vocal critic.

Johnson cites two reasons for her decision to walk away from Planned Parenthood. First, she says, it bothered her that the organization was so focused on performing more and more abortions in order to bring in more and more money.

Johnson had believed that pregnancy prevention was Planned Parenthood’s main goal. But, she says, “It seemed like maybe that’s not what a lot of people were believing any more, because that’s not where the money was. The money wasn’t in family planning, the money wasn’t in prevention, the money was in abortion.” And Johnson reports she had “a problem with that.”

But as Johnson tells it, the moment that really changed her heart occurred when she was called in to help with an actual abortion procedure, which was not part of her regular duties.

This was her first time watching the procedure on an ultrasound. She says, “I could see the whole profile of the baby...I could see the whole side profile. I could see the probe. I could see the baby try to move away from the probe....I just thought, ‘What am I doing?’...And then I thought, ‘Never again.’” Full article.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hundreds Unite at March for Life Hawai'i 2010

Many, many people attended this years March for Life at the Hawaii State Capitol. Just like the March for Life in D.C., there were more young people than ever before, standing up for life. Read story from A Catholic Mom in Hawaii Blog.