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  • Abortion clinic quits fight to keep doing procedures, says state..trying to close all providers

    08/20/2014 4:23:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | Robert Higgs
    FULL TITLE: Abortion clinic quits fight to keep doing procedures, says state is 'methodically' trying to close all providers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An abortion clinic that was fighting the state of Ohio to remain open has decided it will stop performing surgical abortions. A spokeswoman for the Lebanon Road Surgery Center in Sharonville near Cincinnati said Wednesday that it will continue to provide the first step consultations in the two-day process for obtaining an abortion in Ohio.
  • Richard Dawkins: choosing NOT to abort baby with Down syndrome is ‘immoral’

    08/20/2014 1:15:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 76 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/20/14 | Dustin Siggins
    In a bizarre rant on Twitter earlier today, atheist Richard Dawkins wrote that choosing not to abort a child with Down Syndrome would be "immoral." The conversation started when Dawkins tweeted that "Ireland is a civilised country except in this 1 area." The area was abortion, which until last year was illegal in all cases. A Twitter user then asked Dawkins if "994 human beings with Down's Syndrome [having been] deliberately killed before birth in England and Wales in 2012" was "civilised." Dawkins replied "yes, it is very civilised. These are fetuses, diagnosed before they have human feelings." Apparently I'm...
  • Improve Women's Health Care with Physician Admitting Privilege Laws

    08/20/2014 12:35:38 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 20, 2014 | Anna Higgins
    Following the death of a young elementary school teacher, Jennifer Morbelli, I had the sad duty of speaking at a press conference in Germantown, MD, in February 2013. Mrs. Morbelli died from complications from a late term (33 week) abortion performed by Dr. LeRoy Carhart. She experienced complications in between office visits, but neither her family nor the ER to which she was eventually admitted was able to locate Carhart. Her cause of death was determined to be an amniotic fluid embolism; the same condition that killed Christin Gilbert, another of Carhart’s patients in 2005. Maryland, does not have a...
  • Planned Parenthood President Uses Ferguson Situation to Push Abortion

    08/20/2014 9:13:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A national civil rights and violence debate is brewing because of the tenuous situation in Ferguson, Missouri. But the president of the Planned Parenthood abortion business isn’t letting an opportunity to push her pro-abortion agenda go to waste. LifeNews blogger Ryan Bomberger has more on Cecile Richards’ latest antics: cecilerichards23And to add more craziness to chaos, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, injected herself into the Ferguson tragedy. Keep in mind, this is someone who derives her $583,000 annual salary from the nation’s largest abortion chain whose home city, NYC, aborts more black babies than are born alive. On Facebook she...
  • Pre-Roe Planned Parenthood study: Anti-Abortion Laws Deter Abortions

    08/20/2014 9:03:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | sarah Terzo
    Edward Pohlman, in a pre-Roe study financed by Planned Parenthood, noted: “Induced abortion requires overt action and a decision that is somewhat daring. In cultures which provides sanctions against abortion, it is impossible to believe that all of the parents who want abortions have them. Others would seriously, consciously like to have them but do not, because of health, conscience, public opinion, and other barriers… there are psychological as well as legal and practical differences between… seriously considering abortion and actually going through with one, to be sure.” Edward Pohlman “The Psychology of Birth Planning” Shenkman Publishing Company, Cambridge Massachusetts,...
  • Let’s Be Honest, The Only Goal of Abortion is a Dead Baby

    08/20/2014 7:06:40 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/20/14 | Kelsey Hazzard
    I wrote a couple of weeks ago about one of the major problems I have with the bodily autonomy argument: that it’s totally at odds with people’s real-life experiences with abortion. In keeping with that theme, here’s another issue I have with the bodily autonomy argument. If the bodily autonomy argument were genuine, abortion supporters would have no discomfort whatsoever with Melissa Ohden.Who’s Melissa Ohden? I’m so glad you asked.Melissa (above) is a public speaker who lives in Missouri with her husband and two daughters. And when she was 31 weeks old, she was born prematurely after an abortionist injected...
  • Harsh and judgmental words drive people away from the pro-life movement

    08/19/2014 8:14:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Live Action ^ | Sarah Terzo
    Pro-choice author Anne Eggebroten, edited a book entitled Abortion: My Choice, God’s Grace which tells the stories of Christian women who had abortions. The book celebrates abortion as an acceptable choice and tries to justify it based on the Bible. There is one story in particular I want to comment on. It is a first-hand account of a pro-choice clinic escort who describes how she got involved in the pro-choice movement. I think what she said is worth considering: My participation in the pro-choice march was motivated by boredom and restlessness as much as by a desire to be of...
  • Sacrilegious Cinemax Show “The Knick” Features Nun Performing Abortion

    08/19/2014 6:01:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A sacrilegious television show on the Cinemax cable television channel is coming under fire from Catholics today because it features a nun performing an abortion. The Knick is a television drama series on Cinemax directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen. The program looks at the professional and personal lives of Dr. John W. Thackery (played by Owen) and the staff at the fictional Knickerbocker Hospital (“the Knick”) during the early part of the twentieth century. Abortion was not legal during this time. theknickThe August 15 episode of “The Knick” features Sister Harriet, a nurse played by Cara Seymour...
  • This 16-year-old girl may spend 25 years in prison thanks to the sexual liberation movement

    08/19/2014 3:33:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Ben Johnson
    The sexual revolution has presented itself as the great emancipator of women, freeing them from the shackles of outdated misogynistic double-standards that prevented the fairer sex from engaging in as much unbridled, shameless promiscuity as men. But insisting that all women, and sometimes children, are equally capable of exercising their “sexual rights” may get a young girl 25 years in prison. Her name is Jessica Burlew, a 16-year-old girl who is being tried as an adult for killing (one of) her abuser(s) before he could perpetrate a statutory rape. I came across her story as I was researching this story...
  • Northern Ireland considers allowing killing disabled unborn babies: pro-lifers condemn

    08/19/2014 3:05:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    life site ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    Northern Ireland’s leading pro-life group, Precious Life, has condemned this week's announcement by Justice Minister David Ford that a consultation on changing the abortion law will be "ready by autumn." The government is considering allowing the killing of pre-born babies suspected of being disabled and those conceived through rape or incest. “Abortion is a serious criminal offence in Northern Ireland,” said the director of Precious Life, Bernadette Smyth. “The law here protects unborn babies, and David Ford as Minister for Justice must ensure that all children are legally protected." Last December, Ford revealed he would be undertaking a consultation to...
  • Female lawyer comments on the high rate of abortion among lawyers

    08/19/2014 12:10:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    ClinicQuotes ^ | Sarah Terzo
    One female lawyer made an interesting comment back in 1990. Commenting on how many of the female lawyers in the American Bar Association have had abortions: “I’m practically the only one of my friends who hasn’t had an abortion. We’re talking about lots of women in this room…” Sandra J P Dennis Richmond Times – Dispatch August 11, 1990 It’s true that this quote is dated, but it makes one wonder. how has the high abortion rate affected the way these lawyers argued about cases relating to abortion? Are the statistics similar in 2014?
  • Cosmo Attacks Pro-Lifers, Calls Abortion “Miscarriage Management”

    08/19/2014 11:47:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/19/14 | Tim Graham
    In keeping with their recent “excellence in media” award from Planned Parenthood, the September issue of Cosmopolitan offers its young female audience a “Hot and Healthy Investigation” into how Texas Republicans have ruined the glorious opportunity to abort in the Lone Star State. Writer Amanda Robb hit every pro-abortion propaganda note about “clinics under attack” and pro-lifers compromising “the quality of care for women.” Or, to quote the story’s abortionist hero: “sometimes, bull[bleep] wins.”The hero in Robb’s story was Dr. Lester Minto of Harlingen, Texas, who was getting around the new state law signed by Gov. Rick Perry requiring abortionists...
  • Abortionist’s Wife on How It’s Okay to Do Abortions: “Read the Bible and You’ll See”

    08/19/2014 5:37:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 44 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/18/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The Bible condemns abortion with its admonitions against murder and encouragement to choose life and respect the life God created. But the wife of a prominent late-term abortion practitioner thinks the Bible justifies her husband’s profession.After a hearing late last week which saw a local judge issue an order closing down his abortion clinic if it failed to meet state health and safety laws, Martin Haskell and his wife left the courtroom and were greeted by pro-life advocates.Bryan Kemper of Stand True, Paula Westwood of Cincinnati Right to Life, and Mark Harington of Created Equal were present in the courtroom...
  • Planned Parenthood official resigns over racist statements

    08/18/2014 7:29:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Any distrust Women of Color felt toward Planned Parenthood was kept out of the public eye until July 28, when the abortion giant blew any remaining shreds of good will. It was on that day a story Planned Parenthood shopped to the New York Times was published, within which Planned Parenthood failed to give WOC credit for the concept of “reproductive justice” and submitted names of only white female leaders of the abortion lobby to interview – seven to be exact – but no WOC. Enter into the fracas Melissa Flourney, pictured right, Louisiana State Director for Planned Parenthood Gulf...
  • “Safe Legal and Rare” is Hogwash, Abortion Backers are Really Pro-Abortion

    08/18/2014 8:07:38 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/18/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    For years, pro-choicers on abortion have insisted that they are not “pro abortion.” Indeed, many insisted that the decision is “difficult” and that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.”I didn’t believe they meant it. But the logic of their argument implicitly agreed that what is terminated in an abortion is more meaningful than an inflamed appendix.As a consequence, the pro-life movement has pushed the country more in its direction. And it also allowed some limitations on the abortion license.That has some pro-choicers taking off their masks and coming out as pro-abortion. Case in point: A column in today’s Washington...
  • Stop calling abortion a ‘difficult decision’

    08/18/2014 5:34:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/17/2014 | Janet Harris
    Planned Parenthood calls abortion “a difficult decision” in many of its consent forms and fact sheets. When NARAL launched a film on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade in 2013, the president of the pro-choice organization called abortion “a difficult decision” women and couples face. Lawmakers use the adjective, too. “It was a difficult, difficult decision, but it was the right one,” Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores said last month in defending her choice to have an abortion at age 16. In 2005, then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton described the decision to have an abortion as “one of the most fundamental,...
  • Dems Push for Federal Funding of Abortions

    08/17/2014 9:47:20 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    Representatives Mike Honda (D-Calif), Barbara Lee (D-Calif), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill), Louise Slaughter (D-NY), and Jackie Speier (D-Calif) are going on a 10,000 mile bus tour to drum up support for repealing the current ban on federation money being spent for abortions. "The issue is one of simple justice," Lee argued. "Why should the option of escaping an unwanted pregnancy be denied to women who can't afford to pay for it? Human rights shouldn't come with a price tag. Criminals who can't afford a lawyer get one at taxpayer expense. Why shouldn't innocent women be treated as well?" "We should fund...
  • Professors Now Say SLAVERY Forced Colleague To Batter Teen, Destroy Her Anti-Abortion Poster

    08/16/2014 5:13:33 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Aug 16, 2014 | Eric Owens
    The saga of University of California, Santa Barbara feminist studies professor Mireille Miller-Young has taken yet another bizarro twist after her defenders urged a judge to excuse the criminal allegations against her because of the “cultural legacy of slavery.” Miller-Young pleaded no contest last month to misdemeanor counts of battery, theft and vandalism after she rallied up a small gaggle of female vigilantes and attacked abortion protesters Thrin Short, 16, and Joan Short, 21. Miller-Young, who specializes in queer theory, black film and pornography, apparently failed to mention either “racial hatred” or “right-wing political sentiment” when she speaking to police...
  • Professors Now Say SLAVERY Forced Colleague To Batter Teen, Destroy Her Anti-Abortion Poster

    08/16/2014 6:18:03 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/16/2014 | Eric Owens
    The saga of University of California, Santa Barbara feminist studies professor Mireille Miller-Young has taken yet another bizarro twist after her defenders urged a judge to excuse the criminal allegations against her because of the “cultural legacy of slavery.” Miller-Young pleaded no contest last month to misdemeanor counts of battery, theft and vandalism after she rallied up a small gaggle of female vigilantes and attacked abortion protesters Thrin Short, 16, and Joan Short, 21. UCSB history professor Paul Spikard charged in his letter to Judge Hill that Miller-Young has been the victim of “an energetic smear campaign that seems to...
  • How to exorcise a former abortion facility

    08/15/2014 5:17:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Go into every nook and cranny of the place, omitting not a single one. Sprinkle every corner and crack abundantly with Holy Water, also blessed with the older Rituale. If I were doing this, I would even use blessed salt around the perimeter of the whole place, the corners of the rooms, and over the floors before laying new carpet, perhaps also with medals. In such a place, where so much evil has taken place, the clutch of the Enemy will be strong indeed. Do not use half measures. Nuke the place. ~ Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, recommending that Bishop Earl...
  • Breaking: Judge rules Ohio abortionist Martin Haskell must close clinic

    08/15/2014 2:02:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life Site ^ | Dustin Siggins
    Abortionist Martin Haskell has been ordered to close an abortion clinic by the same judge who ordered a "stay" to keep it open. Stand True Ministries' Bryan Kemper -- who was in the courtroom during the hearing -- told LifeSiteNews that Hamilton County Judge Jerome Metz said the burden of proof was on Haskell's Sharonville, Ohio clinic to show that closing the clinic would cause harm to women. The ruling overturns a stay Metz issued in January that prevented the Ohio Department of Health from shutting down Haskell's clinic. Image Pro-abortion activists rally outside the courtroom Aug. 15, 2014 as...
  • Suicide -Vs- Abortion! Why Is One Considered Selfish While The Other Isn't?

    08/15/2014 1:50:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    MrMadness Sotomayor ^ | Tommy Sotomayor
    Suicide -Vs- Abortion! Why Is One Considered Selfish While The Other Isn't? Video only
  • She Was in Kindergarten When She Learned Doctors Suggested Her Best Friend be Aborted

    08/15/2014 12:38:10 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/15/14 | Susan Tyrrell
    Birmingham, AL (LiveActionnews) — Tucked away in a children’s ministry office at Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama, Natalie Brumfield’s sweet voice that engages children to love Jesus almost masks the warrior that lives to fight abortion—but only for a moment. To know Natalie is to know what being wholly pro-life is.Natalie is proof that one ordinary person who doesn’t speak before thousands or write best-selling books can make more of a difference for life than many ever will. But her life also reminds us that we can do the same. In her, the extraordinary is formed from an...
  • Robin Williams – Uncomfortably Numb: Abortion Loss and Addiction

    08/14/2014 12:19:23 PM PDT · by Mrs. P · 23 replies
    Actor and comedian Robin Williams died August 11th from a suspected suicide. Fans from around the world are grieving the tragic loss of this talented actor and comedian. Such an act of desperation reveals Williams was clearly in great emotional pain. A headline on NBC News Online shares that Robin Williams Battled Demons for Decades Before His Death. Many are aware that Williams struggled for years with serious addiction issues. However a lesser known fact is that one of those demons was an abortion that took place in the 1970’s. From Robin Williams: A Biography by Andy Dougan … His...
  • Woman Reflects on Her Abortion: “They Put the Baby in a Bag and Stood There Like it Was Nothing”

    08/14/2014 10:07:43 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/14/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Millions of women around the world regret their abortions and thousands upon thousands of women have spoken out over the years about their regret. They talk about the mental anguish and spiritual regrets they feel concerning their abortion and their desire to go back and undo their decision.But one phenomenon is common in many stories about abortion regret: the completely dispassionate way in which abortion facility staff treat what is obviously the destruction of human life and the killing of a tiny baby in an abortion.Consider this post-abortion story from Rachel, a member of the Silent No More Awareness campaign....
  • Woman accepts plea in manslaughter of newborns (Could not afford abortion)

    08/14/2014 9:40:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    SoMDNews ^ | Andrea Frazier
    "At a relatively well-attended hearing Friday during which some members of the gallery were visibly distraught, a Prince Frederick woman accepted a plea in a case related to the deaths of her two infant sons. Melissa Schrae Bowen, 34, of Prince Frederick accepted an offer from the state as part of an Alford plea, according to which the prosecution will seek 20 years imprisonment at the Division of Corrections for the involuntary manslaughter of “Baby Boy A” and “Baby Boy B."
  • 'Passion of the Christ' Star Jim Caviezel Calls Abortion 'Great Sin' in America

    08/14/2014 8:39:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/14/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    "Passion of the Christ" actor Jim Caviezel has spoken out against abortion in a recent speech, calling it a "great sin" in America. He also reached out with a message of forgiveness to those who have gone through with the practice. "Many people are a part of this great sin in this country. These are all God's children and he brings them home. Now He wants to bring you home. Do you think your friend has more grace than God? Does your friend have more love than the Creator? It can never be. God forgives you and now He needs...
  • Our times call for heroism – we must be prepared to respond

    08/14/2014 6:57:10 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/13/14 | Melissa Moschella
    Perhaps there are times and places in the history of the world in which it is possible to go through life as just an ordinary, good person—a faithful spouse, a loving parent, a concerned citizen, a regular church-goer, an honest and industrious professional—leading a normal, quiet life, not making waves or standing out in any way. Perhaps. But the United States of America in the year 2014 is not one of those times and places. Rather, in our contemporary society, the only way to be good is to be heroic. Failing to act with heroism inevitably makes us complicit in grave evils. Human...
  • Passion of the Christ Actor Jim Caviezel Calls Abortion America’s “Great Sin”

    08/14/2014 6:48:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/13/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Jim Caviezel, famed for his role as Christ in The Passion of the Christ, and currently starring as the leading man in TV’s Person of Interest, is frequently outspoken on the issue of abortion. With his publicly Catholic faith to his committed pro-life views, Jim and his wife Kerri have adopted two children from China, both of whom had special needs.Earlier this year, Caviezel had a message about God’s mercy and grace — especially for women who have had abortions. Now he has a message for Americans in general: calling abortion America’s “great sin.”The Christian Post has more: “Many people...
  • Lila Rose to appear on Hannity tonight

    08/13/2014 3:55:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Live Action President Lila Rose will appear on the Hannity program tonight at 10:00pm Eastern to discuss the latest shocking findings from inside Planned Parenthood. The show features host Sean Hannity and will air on the highest rated US cable news channel, Fox News. The latest video from Live Action has sparked outrage about Planned Parenthood’s counseling practices of minor girls and can be seen below: VIDEO ON LINK Earlier today Lila published a hard-hitting op-ed in The Hill on Planned Parenthood’s dangerous sexual advice for kids, as exposed by our SexEd investigation. An excerpt below: “The debate over the...
  • A Gay Christian’s Journey: And God Save Judy Garland -

    08/13/2014 1:58:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Red Letter "Christians" ^ | 7/26/14 | Brian McLaren
    There’s a kind of unique club in the world called “friends of Tony and Peggy Campolo.” I’m a grateful member of that group.... I prayed about it and said yes, which led to my meeting Randy Eddy-McCain and the beautiful church he served. What neither Randy, Peggy, nor I knew was that about four months later, one of my sons would be coming out. When he did, I kept thinking, “Thank God my son didn’t have to worry that his coming out would in any way hurt my work and reputation. Thank God Randy and Peggy invited me and I...
  • Sign Language Interpreter at P. P. Shares Heartbreaking Story of Having to Interpret Abortion

    08/13/2014 9:30:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/13/14 | Hope
    I was eighteen when I took a job as a sign language interpreter at Planned Parenthood. I was raised Roman Catholic, but I was Catholic in the same way that Olive Garden is an authentic Italian restaurant: just because you throw some fancy words on the menu doesn’t make it genuine.For me, abortion was not a choice that I would make personally, but the way I saw it, who was I to judge another woman for having one? I didn’t know her life. I didn’t know her circumstances, and I had prided myself my whole life on not judging people...
  • Female, African-American Democrat calls abortion genocide of African-Americans

    08/13/2014 8:17:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Live Action ^ | Nancy Flanders
    In a discussion regarding a bill in Louisiana’s health and welfare committee, Representative Katrina Jackson expressed her distaste for the large number of African-American abortions. House Bill No. 388 would require abortionists to provide more information to pregnant women seeking abortion, as well as new regulations for abortion practices. One group arguing against the bill said that it would help minority women, especially African-American women who “don’t have necessarily the same access to contraceptive use that higher income women do.” Jackson strongly disagreed, saying: I’ve heard it thrown around by the young ladies at the table today, that this [HB...
  • ADF files complaint against Planned Parenthood for sex abuse reporting failure

    08/13/2014 8:11:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action ^ | Nancy Flanders
    On August 7, Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter of complaint to the Arizona Department of Health Services against Planned Parenthood AZ, Inc. The letter states that the Planned Parenthood at 1250 E. Apache Blvd in Tempe, AZ violated Arizona’s mandatory law to report sex abuse of a minor when a counselor failed to report the sexual assault of an underage girl. The girl and her mother went to Planned Parenthood on December 31, 2013 and again on January 4, 2014. They informed Planned Parenthood of the rape, however, the counselor intentionally miscoded it as consensual sex and told the...
  • New Russian bill would allow forced abortions up to birth

    08/13/2014 7:43:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Live Action ^ | Dmitry Baranov
    Editor’s note: This is a letter to the editor from Russian pro-life group Warriors for Life. In May of this year, Russian Parliament (State Duma) registered a bill N527279-6 “On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation in order to protect the interests of a minor or a person duly recognized as incompetent.” Behind this name hides an official law on the introduction of forced abortions for disabled throughout gestation. The bill was initiated by deputies of the ruling party “United Russia”, which proposes to allow parents, guardians and directors of boarding schools to request through...
  • Wendy Davis attacks Greg Abbott on rape, but looks the other way for Planned Parenthood

    08/13/2014 7:34:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Live Action ^ | Cassy Fiano
    Wendy Davis has released a new campaign ad attacking Greg Abbott for how he sided in an old state Supreme Court case. A woman was raped by a contractor for the Kirby vacuum cleaner company, and she and her husband sued Kirby — the rapist was a sexual predator, and Kirby had not run a background check on the salesman. Abbott, who was a state Supreme Court justice at the time, was one of three dissenting opinions, and felt that Kirby was not responsible. In the ad, Davis insinuates that a company should be held responsible for the actions of...
  • False! No, 1 in 3 Women Will NOT Have an Abortion in Her Lifetime

    08/13/2014 7:30:55 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/13/14 | Kelsey Hazzard
    A reader emailed me asking if we could do a piece on the oft-touted statistic that “1 in 3 women will have an abortion in her lifetime” (or “by age 45″). Happy to oblige. By the way, suggestions for blog topics are always welcome.The pro-choice movement loves to use the 1-in-3 statistic, arguing that it “humanize[s] the issue.” (The irony of that statement does not escape me.) Of course, from a pro-life perspective, it matters little how many people have had an abortion; we know from history that large masses of people are capable of being very, tragically wrong.The apparent...
  • Security Guard Wears Cross While Guarding Local Abortion Clinic

    08/13/2014 7:12:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Local Dallas, Texas pro-life advocate Todd Bullis recently confronted a security guard at an abortion clinic in Dallas, Texas. dallasThe security guard has a cross hanging from his car while, at the same time, he defends a local abortion business. Bullis confronts the man about his hypocrisy — claiming to be a Christian while ensuring that all is well at a business devoted to killing God’s children. The video follows…
  • Call from victim of 1987 botched abortion prompts discovery of abortionist’s molestation reprimand

    08/12/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    When the phone rings at Operation Rescue, one never knows quite what to expect. The red light flashed on my office phone alerting me that a voicemail message awaited my attention. As I started my computer and settled in on Monday morning to begin a new week of work, I hit the voicemail button and fumbled for a post-it note. “Hi, Cheryl. My name is Danielle…” the voice began. Danielle had been having a series of reoccurring dreams about a doctor she had seen in 1987 or so when she was a young girl in the Baltimore foster care system....
  • California May Force Catholic Universities to Pay for Abortions

    08/12/2014 7:07:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    life news ^ | Wesley J. Smith
    Two California Catholic universities–Santa Clara and Loyola–want not to cover “elective” abortion in their health insurance policies. That won’t do! After first giving its OK, California may now try to force them. From the San Francisco Chronicle story. The state Department of Managed Health Care is conducting “an in-depth analysis of the issues surrounding coverage for abortion services under California law,” said Marta Green, the department’s chief deputy director. What the department is reconsidering, as first reported by California Lawyer magazine, is whether the universities are violating a 1975 state law that requires managed health plans to cover all “medically...
  • Yes, People Believe Abortion Is Murder

    08/12/2014 6:20:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/12/2014 | Rachel Lu
    Writing at Mother Jones, Kevin Drum poses a great question. Actually, he has a couple of questions: Do anti-abortion activists really think abortion is murder? Or is their opposition merely an expression of their broad discomfort with modern sexual and gender mores? I appreciate Drum’s forthrightness. A lot of liberals wonder why pro-lifers rally and lobby and stand in the rain outside abortion clinics: can it really be that they care about babies? No, pro-lifers probably do these things because they have old-fashioned views about sex. They know that abortion has enabled modern women to lead a “sexually liberated”...
  • Five Democrats Join Bus Tour to Repeal Ban on Federal Funding of Abortion

    08/12/2014 12:15:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 12, 2014 | Tatiana Lozano
    (CNSNews.com) - At least five House Democrats are participating in a nationwide “Be Bold Road Trip” this month in an effort to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which prevents the federal government from directly subsidizing abortions. Starting August 9 in Los Angeles, the bus tour will run until mid-September and end in Washington, D.C. The 10,000-mile itinerary covers eight states and 12 cities. As part of the bus tour, Representatives Mike Honda (D-Calif.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), and Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) will speak against the Hyde Amendment in their home states, according to the Huffington Post....
  • Why Would Christian Parents Ever Take Their Teen Daughter to Planned Parenthood?

    08/12/2014 11:20:42 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 36 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/12/14 | Julaine Appling
    “Sally" (not her real name) was a church-going Christian. She was also unmarried but had reason to think she was pregnant. While she was over 18, she rightly turned to her parents for help and advice. Her parents, also Christians and solid church members, wanting to help her, took her not to one of Wisconsin’s life-saving, women-helping Pregnancy Resource Centers but to a local Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.That decision baffled me. I asked some folks why they had done that. The response was telling. “Well,” they said, “it’s the only place they knew that gave free pregnancy testing.” My heart...
  • What the heck does porn have to do with abortion? (Hint: Everything)

    08/12/2014 10:36:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | Jonathon van Maren
    Every time I, a full-time pro-life activist, write about pornography, there seems to be a few dozen people waiting to eagerly ask me the question: What does pornography have to do with abortion? One reason for that question, of course, is that people are much less comfortable discussing an issue that they have almost inevitably been affected by, whether they’ve struggled with porn themselves or they know someone who has. With some of the latest polling data indicating that 64-68% of young adult men and about 18% of women use pornography at least once every single week, and an additional...
  • Activist: Abortion Is a 'Great Decision,' 'Should Be As Common as Possible'

    08/12/2014 10:21:03 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/11/14 | Penny Starr
    Left-wing activist Sunsara Taylor said in an Aug. 6 video interview that women make a "great decision" when they get an abortion and that the procedure is a "perfectly responsible choice" that should be available to all women on demand."Abortion is not murder," Taylor said on the YouTube station Acronym TV. "It's a perfectly responsible choice for a women to make if you are pregnant and don't want to have a child."It's a great decision," Taylor said. "It shouldn't be rare. It should be as common as possible." Video The interview was conducted by another left-wing activist Dennis Trainor as...
  • Couple who abandoned surrogate baby with Down’s: we wanted refund, abortion

    08/12/2014 6:38:36 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/11/14 | John Jalsevac
    'I don't think any parent wants a son with a disability,' David Farnell told 60 Minutes, with his wife Wendy sitting at his side. The Australian couple accused of abandoning their surrogate son in Thailand after he was born with Down syndrome have admitted that they would have preferred that the baby would have been aborted. "If it would have been safe for the embryo to have been terminated, we probably would have terminated it," David Farnell told 60 Minutes in an extensive interview this weekend. "I don't think any parent wants a son with a disability," he added, his...
  • Abortion Activist Compares Pregnancy to Rape to Justify Abortion

    08/12/2014 6:14:44 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/11/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-life activist Sarah Terzo runs a web site that exposes some of the craziest and most bizarre quotes from abortion practitioners and abortion advocates. She recently posted one quote that is eyebrow-raising. Prochoicer Eileen McDonagh: “Some might suggest that the solution to coercive pregnancy is simply for the woman to wait until the fetus is born, at which point its coercive imposition of pregnancy will cease. This type of reasoning is akin to suggesting that a woman being raped should wait until the rape is over rather than stopping the rapist…. the fetus is not innocent but instead aggressively intrudes...
  • Arizona officials should investigate Planned Parenthood sex assault cover-up, pro-life groups say

    08/11/2014 9:59:22 PM PDT · by Morgana
    Life Site ^ | Dustin Siggins
    Planned Parenthood should be investigated and inspected for allegedly covering up the sexual assault of a minor, according to pro-life watchdogs. In a complaint filed last week, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) asked Arizona officials to inspect and investigate a Planned Parenthood facility in Tempe, Arizona. The complaint comes months after an alleged sexual assault victim and her mother filed a police report claiming that a counselor declined to report the rape. The girl, who went to the facility because the assault left her pregnant, claims that the counselor ignored a state law requiring the assault be reported to authorities....
  • The Soul of the Pro-Life Movement: Saving Every Baby Possible From Abortion

    08/11/2014 11:39:37 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/11/14 | Father Frank Pavone
    More pro-life legislation has been enacted on the state level in recent years than at any time since Roe vs. Wade, and even at the federal level, legislation has been introduced that would put the abortion limit in the United States at 20 weeks rather than at birth.Yet there are those who will insist that banning only some abortions is not the right approach, given that every abortion is equally wrong from a moral standpoint, and that no law can ever justify a single abortion. Some in the movement, in fact, hold that the only public policy initiatives we should...
  • Exposures

    08/11/2014 6:02:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2014 | Mike Adams
    I’m not supposed to play favorites but I do. In fact, I have a favorite pro-life group based out of Phoenix, Arizona. They are called Voices for the Voiceless (or VFTV, see www.VFTV.org). The thing I like most about the group is that a young man named Josiah Friedman when he was only fifteen founded them. Six years later, some of the leaders are still in their late teens. Arguably, these young people have already done more to advocate for the unborn than most pro-lifers will do in an entire lifetime. When VFTV started it was basically a hub for...