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November 14, 2019

U.S. House Judiciary Committee Approves Unconstitutional Measure to Resurrect Dead Equal Rights Amendment

1978 ERA Demonstration
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In a 21-11 party-line vote, the House Judiciary Committee voted to approve a measure that would resurrect the Equal Rights Amendment, which the Supreme Court recognized as died in 1982, and retroactively erase the seven-year deadline for States to ratify it. If the Equal Rights Amendment was added as written to the U.S. Constitution, any federal or state law that restricted abortion or how it was funded would be seen as discriminatory and unconstitutional.

National Right to Life Senior Policy Advisor Douglas Johnson stated, “In 1983, the House Democratic leadership, also recognizing that the old ERA was dead, attempted to start over — but the full House voted down the ERA on November 15, 1983. For those who desire an ERA, the only constitutional path is to start over — which would allow Congress to consider revisions to the ERA language.”

Rep. Jacki Speier (D-Ca.), told the New York Times she thought a vote of the full House was likely “before the end of the year.”

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New Zealand Legislators Advance Assisted Suicide Bill

On Wednesday, the New Zealand Parliament voted 69-51 to advance the End of Life Choice Bill. If passed into law, this would allow terminally ill persons with six or fewer months to live to be euthanized. They could commit assisted suicide or be provided a prescription for a lethal dose of drugs to take themselves. The only other condition is that two doctors agree the person requesting to die is well-informed.

A 51st parliament health committee report regarding similar legislation in 2017 expressed concerns about the legalization of assisted suicide:
“[some participants in the inquiry] cited concern for vulnerable people, such as the elderly and the disabled, those with mental illnesses, and those susceptible to coercion. Others argued that life has an innate value and that introducing assisted dying and euthanasia would explicitly undermine that idea. To do so would suggest that some lives are worth more than others. There were also concerns that, once introduced, eligibility for assisted dying would rapidly expand well beyond what was first intended.”
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November 13, 2019

Florida Public High School Rejects Student Pro-Life Club. Alliance Defending Freedom Threatens Legal Action in Response.

Picture from March for Life 2019
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Gabrielle Gabbard attempted to form a pro-life student group called "Sharks 4 Life" affiliated with the national group, "Students for Life." Even though the school allowed students to form several other political and religious groups, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Gay-Straight Alliance, and Collier Students for Change (an affiliate of the Florida Democratic Party), Gulf Coast High School claimed that Sharks 4 Life was too political and too controversial. This stance could very quickly get the school into legal trouble, however.

Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter to Gulf Coast High School on November 7, asking administrators to reconsider the decision and gave them a week to provide written proof of the club's approval. Alliance Defending Freedom rightfully claims that the school's discriminatory conduct is in violation of the Constitution and the Equal Access Act.

“Public school officials can’t refuse to recognize a student organization for being too ‘political’ or ‘controversial,’ especially when they have rightfully approved a whole host of other clubs formed around religious, political, and social interests,” said Alliance Defending Freedom legal counsel Michael Ross in a press release. “The First Amendment doesn’t permit a public school to play favorites when approving student organizations.”

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Wisconsin Attorney General Endorsed by Planned Parenthood will Defend Wisconsin in Planned Parenthood Suit

Despite GOP complaints that he has a conflict of interest, Pro-abortion Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul will be defending Wisconsin's pro-life laws in a suit by Planned Parenthood. Josh Kaul was endorsed by Planned Parenthood when he ran for office, but Judge Willian Conley said the GOP couldn't intervene in the case because they did not prove it would interfere with Kaul's duties.

Kristen Nupson, legislative director of Wisconsin Right to Life, commented on this development:
“We are frustrated to hear this ruling. We think that it would be in the best interest of the state to have someone else defend these laws. Attorney General Kaul’s history with Planned Parenthood is extremely concerning. He clearly has a conflict of interest. 
“We have worked hard to pass legislation that protects the right to life. This lawsuit puts those laws – and the lives of the unborn in our state- at great risk. The Legislature was proactive in seeking outside intervention in this case and we are disappointed the court will not allow them to do so.”
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November 12, 2019

Massachusetts Lawmakers Consider California-like Law Requiring Public Colleges to Provide Abortion Pills

Massachusetts State Capitol
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HB3481 is a new bill sponsored by Massachusetts Representative Lindsay Sabadosa which would require public universities to provide abortion pills to students. The bill would cover the cost of abortion medication using state tax dollars and provide funding for university health centers' equipment and staffing.

C. J. Williams of Massachusetts Citizens for Life said, “If you’re just putting an abortion facility in the middle of their college campus, our daughters are not getting the message that they have a choice. You want to give them options, not abortion.”

The abortion pill process actually involves two pills. The first of these, mifepristone, blocks the flow of nutrients to the baby and starves them to death. The second, misoprostol, causes violent contractions that allow a mother to expel their deceased child.

If this bill passes, the program would be in place by 2022.

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Women Talk About Experiences with Abortionist who Collected Aborted Bodies

Ulrich Klopfer
After Ulrich “George” Klopfer's recent death, it was found that he had collected the bodies of over 2,400 aborted children. When bodies were found by his lawyer and family, the discovery became a national news story. Now, patients of Dr. Klopfer have spoken out about how he treated them while he was still a licensed abortion provider.

“It was excruciating,” said Jessica Bowne, who underwent an abortion with Klopfer when she was 18. “It was so painful… I begged him and asked to stop. I started screaming and crying and I said, ‘Please stop, I don’t want to do this anymore,’ and he looked at the nurse and told her to keep me quiet because I was going to scare the other patients.” The nurse then covered Browne's mouth to silence her.

Another woman almost died after Klopfer did not complete a dilation and evacuation abortion. “She was so sick and her uterus was so infected with bacteria with pieces of the tissue of baby left inside that the antibiotics didn’t work,” said Dr. Geoff Cly to WANE. “We had to do surgery eventually and we had to take her uterus out. So this young woman could never have children anymore. So I was, as a doctor, I was upset.”

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November 11, 2019

Asylum-Seeker in ICE Custody Removed from Life-Support without Family's Permission

Nebane Abienwi, who fled Cameroon this summer to seek asylum in the United States, was declared dead after hospital staff at an ICE detention center removed life-support. An ICE report states that Abienwi suffered brain damage after falling from a top bunk in his cell. Abienwi’s family communicated with ICE that they would like the ventilator to stay on until a family member could arrive, but their request was not respected.

“We did not approve that,” Abienwi’s brother told USA Today. “One hundred percent, we did not... The family spoke and said, ‘We believe in miracles. It has happened to other families, why not ours?’ I made clear that he should remain like that and the family would decide if we want to take him off that machine or not.”

Abienwi's brother is struggling to cut through red tape preventing him from seeing his brother before his casket is sealed, and doesn't know how to transport his brother's body home. In the meantime, he has borrowed money to pay for expenses and is having Abienwi's body kept at a California funeral home.

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Judge Strikes Down Trump Regulations Protecting Doctors' Conscience Rights

Federal District Judge Paul Engelmayer struck down Trump administration regulations designed to protect the conscience rights of medical professionals who choose not to kill preborn children or refer their mothers to abortionists who would.

The Hill Reported:
"District Judge Paul Engelmayer invalidated the rule on multiple grounds, including a finding that it violated the Constitution’s spending clause by allowing the administration to cut off funds approved by Congress to providers who do not comply with the rule by forcing employees to perform services to which they object.
A number of states, including New York, as well as Planned Parenthood and other groups had sued over the rule, which was scheduled to go into effect on Nov. 22. 
They argued the rule would allow for discrimination in the name of religious freedom."
Of course, without the rule, the medical field can discriminate against those who hold religious beliefs against abortion.

“This rule ensures that healthcare entities and professionals won’t be bullied out of the health care field because they decline to participate in actions that violate their conscience, including the taking of human life,” said Office of Civil Rights Director Roger Severino. “Protecting conscience and religious freedom not only fosters greater diversity in health care, it’s the law.

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November 8, 2019

Ohio Senate Passes Abortion Pill Reversal Notification and Born-Alive Infant Protection

On Wednesday, November 6, the Ohio Senate passed two pro-life bills. One mandates that pregnant women seeking abortion be notified they may be able to save their children after starting the chemical abortion process through abortion pill reversal. The second requires abortionists to provide care to infants who survive attempted abortions. Abortion facilities are also required to file a report whenever a child does survive abortion.

Pro-life Governor Mike DeWine is expected to sign the bill if it reaches him.

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Senators from Oklahoma Introduce Federal Bill to Ban Down Syndrome Discriminatory Abortions

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U.S. Senators James Lankford and Jim Inhofe from Oklahoma introduced the Down Syndrome Discrimination by Abortion Prohibition Act, which would make it illegal to abort a child because they are diagnosed with Down syndrome.

In a press release, Inhofe wrote, “Every life has value and that extends to the unborn. To take away the precious life of an unborn baby is murder, but to deny a child the chance at life because of his or her chromosome count is a heinous effort to eliminate a vibrant community through abortion.”

In a separate statement, Lankford said, “If you’ve ever met someone or have a family member with Down syndrome, you know they are joyous, wonderful people who deserve as much out of life as any other person. God has a plan for every life, and we should honor that plan by working together as a nation to ensure each child and his or her family have access to the resources they need to succeed regardless of whether or not a child has an extra chromosome.”

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South Carolina Committee Advances Heartbeat Bill

A Senate Committee in South Carolina has sent a bill out of committee that would ban nearly all abortions in the state. The South Carolina heartbeat bill, similarly to heartbeat bills passed in other states, would ban abortion after a preborn child's heartbeat is detectable. With a vote of 9 to 6, the Senate Medical Affairs Committee advanced the bill only after exceptions for cases of rape or incest were added. Abortion providers who commit abortions after a heartbeat is detectable could face a $10,000 fine and up to two years in jail.

Governor Henry McMaster said that he would will sign this bill into law if legislators pass it.

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Canadian Psychologist Urges Husband to Murder his Terminally Ill Wife

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Miranda Edwards was given a terminal cancer diagnosis but was determined to fight the disease anyway, saying “I will fight to the end. I will do every treatment, everything possible to stay alive.” Her husband, Serge Simard, decided to see a psychologist who might help him cope as the situation worsened. The psychologist gave him horrifyingly surprising advice: that he kill his wife.

He secretly recorded the session, which was quoted in a CTV report: “[A]t one point [the morphine] will be a dose too much and she just won’t wake up. It’s the best thing that could happen, really. She won’t be suffering anymore; she’ll be in a better place.”

“That’s not assisted suicide, that’s murder,” Simard said to CTV. “I will not murder my wife. If Miranda voices anything I will respect her wishes. Miranda has never voiced that she wanted to pass away.”

No disciplinary action will be taken against the counselor Authorities have chosen not to investigate because the counselor is now retired.

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November 7, 2019

Originally Born Two-and-a-Half Months Premature, Sabina Checkett now Works to Save other Premature Children.

Sabina Checkett
32-year-old Sabina Checkett was originally given a 50% chance to survive when she was born two and a half months early. She weighed 3lbs and fit into the palm of her father's hand. After surviving her early days, Checkett now works as a doctor to help save other preborn children facing similar struggles.

“I was just like them all those years ago and now I’m helping to look after them,” Checkett said.

Checkett spent three months in Norwich Children’s Hospital as a baby while she fought for her life. Now Checkett works in Evelina Children’s Hospital in London as a neonatal doctor to help other prematurely born children survive.

John Wyatt, Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics at University College London, presents evidence that 30 years ago only 20% of babies born before 28 weeks gestation survived. Now, a child born at 23 weeks gestation has a 50% chance to survive.

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12-Year-Old Rape Victim Delivers Aborted Baby in Hotel Room.

Eric Jerome Lacy
A court deposition recently surfaced which tells the sad story of a young girl who had to undergo an abortion in a hotel room after her stepfather, Eric Lacy, raped her.

The 12-year-old would not speak about the incident with her mother, but she did tell her that she was experiencing stomach pains. She brought her daughter to a doctor who performed an ultrasound confirming that she was pregnant. The father had previously tried to kill the preborn child by forcing his daughter to drink wine, but that was unsuccessful.

Her mother scheduled an abortion with Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The facility does not offer overnight accommodations but directs patients to stay at nearby hotels with reduced "medical stay" rates. Because the baby was over 22 weeks in development, the girl was to undergo a dilation and evacuation procedure. An abortionist injected the baby with digoxin and then inserted materials into the 12-year-old's cervix that would cause it to open overnight, according to the deposition.

The abortionist planned to remove the deceased child from its mother's womb the next day. The dilation and evacuation procedure involves reaching into the womb with tools that allow an abortionist to tear limbs off a child's body until all that remains is the head. The head is then crushed and removed from the womb piece by piece.

That evening, however, the 12-year old went into labor. She was told to sit on the toilet until the abortionist arrived. "So, what I did was I cut the cord, and I placed it in a bag," she said.

Eric Lacy was convicted of rape and sentenced to 50 years in jail.

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November 6, 2019

Daleiden Trial: Planned Parenthood Claims Security Upgrades After Undercover Report are "Damages"

CMP undercover journalist David Daleiden
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America had Gregory Regan, a public accountant, taken the stand to explain the "damages" that Planned Parenthood suffered as a result of videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. The videos were recorded by undercover journalists and exposed the sale of aborted babies' body parts.

Between "infiltration" and "security" categories, PPFA claims to have suffered $630,213 worth of damages. This includes costs for increased vetting for conference attendees, badges, ID scanners, and guards.

When he was cross-examined, Regan agreed with defense attorney Vladimir Kozina that he was not giving an opinion on the cause of those damages. Furthermore, the prosecution offered no analysis regarding the necessity of security upgrades.

Defense Attorney Peter Breen issued into evidence an email from Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains CEO Vicki Cowart, who was frustrated at a lack of very basic security measures. Cowart states in the email that a Google search for the "BioMax" address (the fake company that the CMP used to conduct its undercover investigation) showed that it was not a real tissue procurement company. “If you have not been doing this level of security and vetting [a Google search], will you start immediately?” she wrote.

If a Google search could have accomplished the same goal that Planned Parenthood spent over half a million dollars doing, then those costs weren't really necessary.

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PA. Representative Tweets Apology for Calling Early Miscarriages "some mess on a napkin."

PA. Representative Wendy Ullman
Pennsylvania State Representative Wendy Ullman went to Twitter to apologize for a remark she made last week while during a hearing for a bill that would require medical facilities to bury or cremate children who were miscarried or aborted. In that hearing, she said,
“It refers specifically to the product of conception after fertilization which covers an awful lot of territory. I think we all understand the concept of the loss of a fetus, but we’re also talking about a woman who comes into a facility and is having cramps and — not to be, not to be, concrete — an early miscarriage is just some mess on a napkin.”
Women who have miscarried children and felt the pain that comes with that death called her out on her remarks, which devalue not only the lives of preborn children but also their personal struggles dealing with the loss of a child. She responded this week in a series of tweets that acknowledge the harshness of her language, but don't reverse her position.
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November 5, 2019

California Nurse Charged with Murder for Allegedly Injecting Friend with Assisted Suicide Drugs

Kristie Koepplin
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Arizona nurse Kristie Koepplin has been charged with murder by California authorities, who claim that she killed a friend by giving him a lethal injection of assisted suicide drugs. Koepplin is a nurse and has posted $1 million bail, but will not be allowed to practice nursing until further notice.

Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said that Koepplin helped Matthew Peter Sokalski die, but the circumstances do not align with the criteria of the assisted suicide law.

“It is beyond disturbing that someone who is trained as a nurse to aid the sick and the dying would twist their duty to willingly end the life of another human being,” Spitzer told the Washington Post.

Koepplin pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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Daleiden Trial: Planned Parenthood Agreed to Sell Aborted Baby Livers for $750 Each

David Daleiden
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In his final day on the witness stand, undercover journalist David Daleiden said that the Texas Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast abortion clinic agreed to sell him the livers of aborted children for $750 each. He was posing as an employee of a fictitious company called BioMax and convinced clinics to sell to him using a brochure that detailed a “specifically criminal transaction over fetal body parts,” including “a per-volume kickback based on the number of body parts sold.”

Only one abortionist ever questioned the procedure, and her question was only “to make sure that she would still get her per-specimen fee,” according to Daleiden.

The trial is centered around recordings of conversations that David Daleiden and Sandra Merrit had with abortionists about the sale of fetal body parts. The prosecution claims that these conversations were confidential in nature and therefore the recordings were illegal. This is not true if the recordings were done to expose violent crimes, so the defense is trying to prove that abortion clinics altered abortion procedures in ways that could harm women so they could obtain more intact body parts.

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March of Dimes Report Card Gives Illinois D+ for High Preterm Birth Rates. Pro-Life Leader Says Unrestricted Abortion is to Blame.

A recent March of Dimes report card for Illinois gave the state a D+ for its high rate of preterm births. One interesting detail to note in this report is that African American women in Illinois are 52% more likely to give birth before their term is complete than other women. Illinois Right to Life Executive Director Mary Kate Knorr responded to the report:
“It is no surprise that Illinois and Chicago have a preterm birth problem – because Illinois and Chicago have an obvious abortion problem. Abortion procedures do irreversible damage to a woman’s uterine wall and cervix, drastically increasing the likelihood she’ll experience future miscarriages or preterm delivery.”
Studies conducted in the last decade suggest that the more abortions a woman has, the more likely she is to give birth before completing their term.

“Who can be surprised that women struggle to sustain their pregnancies when Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers in our state are willfully ending pregnancies by the tens of thousands every year?” said Knorr. “In fact, I’d like to hear from Planned Parenthood. Are they not a women’s healthcare provider? What do they intend to do to address preterm births, which is clearly a major women’s health issue in communities across our state?”

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November 4, 2019

Connecticut Supreme Court Uses Pseudo-Science Term to Rule Embryos "Marital Property"

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos could be destroyed at the request of a mother even though the father objected. They were ruled "marital property" and the couple who created them had previously agreed to destroy them in the event of divorce.
A quote from the decision includes the term “pre-embryo,” which isn't a scientific term and was constructed purely for the sake of politics.
“Pre-embryo is a medically accurate term for a zygote or fertilized egg that has not been implanted in a uterus,” the court wrote. “It refers to the approximately 14-day period of development from fertilization to the time when the embryo implants in the uterine wall and the primitive streak, the precursor to the nervous system, appears. An embryo proper develops only after implantation.”
A textbook would say something entirely different. The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology (6th ed.), by Keith Moore and T.V.N. Persaud, says this:
The term “pre-embryo” is not used here [in their book] for the following reasons: (1) it is ill-defined; (2) it is inaccurate…(3) it is unjustified because the accepted meaning of the word embryo includes all of the first 8 weeks; (4) it is equivocal because it may convey the erroneous idea that a new human organism is formed at only some considerable time after fertilization; and (5) it was introduced in 1986 “largely for public policy reasons.”
By controlling and manipulating the language by which many understand the development of human life, those who don't care about what happens to preborn children can have a powerful influence on how politicians respond to the issue.

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Pennsylvania Representative Calls Early Miscarriage “just some mess on a napkin.”

During a debate on legislation that would require burial or cremation for the bodies of babies who die from miscarriage or abortion, Rep. Wendy Ullman made the statement “Not to be…not to be concrete…An early miscarriage is just some mess on a napkin.”

The Pennsylvania House Health Committee was debating HB 1890 when Ullman made the statement demeaning the value of preborn children in their early stages of development. Preborn children, without the help of legislation like this, are treated as medical waste after death. This legislation, which has been upheld by the United States Supreme Court, calls for human lives to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their age.

Abortion advocates argue that these kinds of laws decrease access to abortion by increasing the cost that abortion facilities must pay to dispose of bodies.

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Pennsylvania State Representative Privately Apologizes Five Months After Harassing Pro-Life Mom and Teens

Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims privately apologized to the family of Ashley Garecht via mail five months after harassing her and her teenage daughters and attempting to dox them for praying outside a Planned Parenthood clinic. The message on the card Sims sent read:
“Dear Ashley, I want to reiterate my sincere apologies to you and your family. I regret the harm that I caused and I have learned a great deal from this. I can only ask for your forgiveness and I wish you all the best in the future. Sincerely, Brian Sims.”
According to Life Site News, Sims had not apologized to the family before sending this care. He did, however, apologize to the Planned Parenthood facility for the negative press this incident generated.

In the original video, Sims said:
“What we’ve got here is a bunch of … pseudo-Christian protesters who’ve been out here shaming young girls for being here. So, here’s the deal, I’ve got $100 to anybody who will identify these three, and I will donate to Planned Parenthood.”
The Garecht family accepted his apology, but also stated, “It is our sincere hope that Mr. Sims will modify his conduct in the future and that he will stand in defense of all citizens who exercise their First Amendment rights in the public square, including those who advocate for life outside of abortion facilities.”

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November 1, 2019

World Medical Association Declares Opposition to Euthanasia

This month, the World Medical Organization (WMA) released a declaration of its stance on euthanasia, including all forms of medically assisted suicide. Unlike many other organizations, the WMA took a strong stance which reinforces the value of human life, as doctors should:
"The WMA reiterates its strong commitment to the principles of medical ethics and that utmost respect has to be maintained for human life. Therefore, the WMA is firmly opposed to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide."
Furthermore, it stated that doctors should be given the right to conscientiously object to killing a patient in any area where such actions are legal:
"No physician should be forced to participate in euthanasia or assisted suicide, nor should any physician be obliged to make referral decisions to this end."
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Senate Bill Could Prevent Pro-Life Groups from Receiving Foreign Aid

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) inserted an amendment into an omnibus funding bill which “would prop up the abortion industry and overseas promoting of abortion with federal funds,” and create a “vehicle to harass pro-life recipients” according to a letter to senators from March for Life Action.

H.R. 2740, the omnibus funding bill with this amendment, was pulled from a vote on Thursday, but the entire bill or a new bill that still includes this language could be reintroduced. Congress has until Nov. 21 to pass an appropriations bill to fund government agencies in the 2020 fiscal year.

The amendment increases aid to domestic groups that support abortion and also creates an enforcement mechanism against "discrimination" of aid beneficiaries on the basis of sex, “including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy.” March for Life Action is concerned that this enforcement mechanism could prevent pro-life groups from receiving aid which they currently use to provide life-affirming care.

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October 31, 2019

Michigan Governor Unveils New York-Like Abortion Law

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
On October 29, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and pro-abortion allies unveiled the “Reproductive Health Act.” This bill, if passed, would allow unlimited abortions in the state of Michigan up to the moment of birth

Although it has not yet been introduced to a legislative body, it has been confirmed that the bill would:

  • Allow minor teens to have secret abortions without their parents’ consent—or even knowledge.
  • Allow abortion facilities to ignore health and safety regulations that other medical clinics follow.
  • Allow abortion facilities to refuse to provide informed consent to women.
  • Allow walk-in abortions with no waiting period.
The bill may also allow taxpayer dollars to fund abortions and allow nurses and physician assistants to perform surgical abortions.

“They’ve already passed a bill to ban a safe procedure that has saved women’s lives,” Governor Whitmer said, referring to a bill that outlaws abortion procedures in which doctors forcibly tear a baby apart limb from limb in order to remove it from its mother's womb. “And as they know, I’m going to veto those bills if they ever have the backbone to send them to my desk.”

4 Year Old UK Girl Told ‘You should have been aborted!’

While walking her two children to school, Emma Ross was confronted by a man who noticed her four-year-old's wheelchair. “The man was yelling in her face, saying she shouldn’t have been born, she was a drain on the NHS, a drain on society and that I should have had her aborted if I’d known she was going to be disabled,” Emma said according to the Mirror. Hertfordshire Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Quinn Ross, the four-year-old girl, suffers from Perthes disease, a hip condition which makes walking painful. She can only walk 10-15 steps at a time without the wheelchair, but after the incident, her mother says that Quinn is afraid to leave her home in her wheelchair. In the United Kingdom, disabilities are frowned upon to the point that parents can get the permission of judges to "put down" their children after they are born.

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October 30, 2019

Paralympic Champion Follows Through with Euthanasia Plans

Marieke Vervoort, a gold medal winner in the 2012 London Paralympic Games for the 100-meter wheelchair sprint, recently followed through on an announcement that she would have a medically-assisted suicide. After the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, she told fans that she would not only be retiring but also looking into euthanasia due to the progression of her neuromuscular condition. Her athleticism was her career, so, understandably, she would find it difficult to adapt to losing that part of her life, but for her to take this drastic action is saddening, to say the least.

It shows her hopelessness at the idea of living out her life with this condition and communicates to others that medically-assisted suicide might be a viable option if they feel similarly about medical difficulties in their own lives. People surrounding those facing medical difficulties need to facilitate their emotional and medical needs with meaningful relationships and palliative care so that they are not left feeling hopeless.

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Joe Biden Denied Communion Over Abortion Stance.

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A Catholic Priest in North Carolina denied communion to former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden because of the candidate's support for legal abortion.

“Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching,” Fr. Robert Morey, pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina said to the Catholic News Agency.

Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law states that “Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.”

Joe Biden has stated that he would increase funding to Planned Parenthood while during his campaign for the 2020 presidential election, flipping on his previous stance that taxpayer dollars should not be used to fund abortions.

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Alabama Abortion Ban Blocked by Courts. Legislators Welcome Decision and Plan to Challenge Roe v. Wade.

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An Alabama law that was planned to go into effect November 15 was blocked by a preliminary injunction from U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson after the ACLU went to court to stop it. Alabama legislators welcome the decision and plan to use the injunction to take the abortion issue up to the Supreme Court to challenge Roe v. Wade.

Alabama passed the Human Life Protection Act in May; a law that banned abortion at all gestational ages except to “avert (a mother’s) death or to avert serious risk of substantial physical impairment of a major bodily function.” There is also an exception if a licensed psychiatrist diagnoses a mental illness and has a “reasonable medical judgment that she will engage in conduct that could result in her death or the death of her unborn child.”

Republican state Rep. Terri Collins said in a statement,
“Our law was designed to overturn Roe v. Wade at the Supreme Court level, and today’s ruling is merely the first of many steps on that legal journey. I remain confident that our mission will be successful and appreciate the support of millions of citizens who support our effort to preserve unborn life.”
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has also declared that he will work to bring the case all the way to the supreme court.

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October 29, 2019

Judge Allows Student Attacked in Washington Post Article to Sue

US District Judge William Bertelsman partially reversed his ruling which prevented a defamation suit against the Washington Post from progressing further. This decision moves a young student one step closer to having his day in court against the news giant and bodes well for lawsuits against other outlets.

Nick Sandmann, who was portrayed in numerous media outlets after a charged confrontation between a Native American man and students from Covington Catholic High School. The students were at the Lincoln Memorial waiting for a bus after participating in the January March for Life in Washington, D.C. when the man walked up to the group while beating a drum. The students were trying to drown out racist taunts from the nearby Black Hebrew Israelites when the event occurred. Nick was captured on video looking the man in the eye while he beat his drum, and the media jumped to conclusions about the short clip without waiting for context.

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Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic Facing Closure due to Health Violations

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The Missouri Department of Health denied the renewal of the St. Louis Planned Parenthood clinic's license, the only remaining abortion facility in the state after it did not comply with health protocols.

The Department of Health cited “unprecedented lack of cooperation” and “failure to meet basic standards of patient care, and refusal to comply with state law and regulations protecting women’s health and safety that resulted in numerous serious and extensive unresolved deficiencies including multiple that involved life-threatening conditions for patients.”

The Planned Parenthood clinic would not perform required pelvic examinations as a “preoperative health requirement,” according to the state. In addition, doctors refused to provide interviews and the clinic was not prepared for a case of "extreme hemorrhaging."

A judge and the Administration Hearing Commission both granted a temporary stay of the health department’s decision while the case is reviewed. The clinic will be allowed to stay open during that time.

The Fairview Heights Planned Parenthood facility was created in preparation for a situation such as this since Illinois' liberal abortion legislation facilitates women crossing the border to obtain abortions there.

Planned Parenthood Publishes Book to Answer Teens' Questions about Sex

Planned Parenthood released a book designed to inform young people about sex titled “In case you’re curious: Questions about sex from young people with answers from the experts.” The book was written by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) as a continuation of its In Case You're Curious (ICYC) project. Using its ICYC branding, PPRM provided a phone number that young people could text to ask questions about sex, and Planned Parenthood would respond with answers. Planned Parenthood claimed that it responded to 14,176 texts by 2017.

The book features nine chapters, each with different groups of similar questions. Many of these important questions are presented as part of illustrations that seem to be designed for children. An illustrated elephant couple, for example, asks “When should I start having sex?” An owl asks, “Is emergency contraception an abortion?” This is paired with fairly mature material and explicit illustrations of the human body.

Parents should be aware that materials like this are becoming increasingly accessible to children. They should take action to inform their children about human sexuality in a responsible way before others (like Planned Parenthood) take that opportunity away. If Planned Parenthood answers questions like “When should I start having sex?” or “Is twelve too young to know I’m Bi?” before a parent does, those parents will have missed out on an incredibly important teaching moment for their children.

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October 28, 2019

San Francisco Mayor Bans City Employees from Travelling to States with Pro-Life Legislation on Business

Effective January 1, 2020, San Fransisco public employees will not be allowed to conduct business with or embark on work-related travel to states that ban abortion between 20 and 24 weeks.

In total, this list includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. This is very similar to a recently-announced Illinois bill that would prevent state workers from traveling to states with abortion restrictions.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed called the move a stand “against states that put women’s health at risk and that are actively working to limit reproductive freedoms,” and said that while “tax revenue from San Francisco alone may not be sufficient to encourage states to rethink their laws, if other cities and states follow San Francisco’s lead, the financial pressure might be enough to prompt policy changes.”

Jury Sees Screenshots of Delivery Form for Fetal Body Parts

Among many other things, jurors in the ongoing legal battle between Planned Parenthood and undercover journalists saw 2012 screenshots from a website which detailed a variety of options for ordering fetal body parts.

“You have one drop-down menu for the kind of body part you wanted. They had about 50 to a hundred different body parts listed. You could get a heart, you could get a heart with veins and arteries still attached, you could get a brain, you could get kidneys, you could get genitals. You could get the scalp. Really, anything you could imagine,” Daleiden said.

The website had menus for specifying gestational age, the number of specimens, and shipping methods. One could receive the body parts with same-day, overnight, or ground Fed-Ex shipping.

The testimony helps show that Daleiden was focused on exposing violent actions of abortion facilities which were altering abortion procedures in order to obtain intact body parts. A California privacy law that Daleiden is accused of breaking also says that someone who records others while trying to expose violent activities is exempt from punishment.

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October 25, 2019

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Freedom of Conscience

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Little Sisters of the Poor, an organization made up of nuns who assist the impoverished near the end of their lives with nowhere else to go, lost in a battle against the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for their freedom of conscience in the face of the Affordable Care Act.

In its ruling, the 9th circuit stated, “the statute delegates to HRSA [Health Resources and Services Administration, a component of Health and Human Services] the discretion to determine which types of preventative care are covered, but the statute does not delegate to HRSA or any other agency the discretion to exempt who must meet the obligation.”

The Supreme Court overturned the original lower court ruling against the Little Sisters of the Poor in 2016, and President Trump issued an executive order which provided religious entities with exemptions to covering contraception. Pennsylvania and California responded to the latter by suing the federal government, however.

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Heartbeat Bill Advanced in South Carolina House

South Carolina's Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee passed a bill in a 4-3 vote which would, if passed, ban abortion after a heartbeat is detected. Doctors who commit abortions after a heartbeat can be detected could face criminal charges if this were to become law.

House Bill 3020 requires that abortionists have mothers listen to their childrens' heartbeats and doesn't include exceptions to the rule for cases of incest or rape, per an amendment introduced by Sen. Richard Cash.

“Whether you mean to or not, you are punishing a person wrongfully for something he or she had nothing to do with," he said.

The bill passed in the House earlier this year, but will soon be voted on in the full Senate Medical Affairs Committee before it gets to the Senate floor. If it passes both votes, it will be sent back to the House of Representatives before going to Gov. Henry McMaster, who has already voiced his support.

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Oklahoma Judge Issues Temporary Injunction Against Abortion Pill Reversal Law

An abortion clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with the help of the Center for Reproductive Rights, persuaded Oklahoma County Judge Don Andrews to issue a temporary injunction against SB 614, a law that would require abortionists to tell their patients about abortion pill reversal at least 72 hours before her scheduled abortion. Judge Andrews said that he wanted to hear additional arguments at trial before he would allow the law to take effect.

There are two kinds of pills involved in chemical abortions. In the days after a pregnant woman takes the first kind of pill, taking abortion reversal pills can counteract the effects and save a pregnancy. Oklahoma would join Arizona, Arkansas, South Dakota, Utah, Idaho, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Kentucky in the list of states with abortion pill reversal notification laws.

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Daleiden Defense Shows "20/20" Report Including Undercover Journalism of Fetal Tissue Sales

October 24ths proceedings of the Planned Parenthood vs. Center for Medical Progress ended with the jury watching an episode of ABC's "20/20", in which an undercover producer spoke with a businessman involved with the sale of fetal tissue. David Daleiden, an undercover journalist for the Center for Medical Progress, said that the report was the inspiration for the videos he produced with the CMP. He exposed Planned Parenthood's sale of fetal body parts with a series of videos including undercover footage of discussions with abortionists who even admitted to altering abortion procedures to collect intact fetal body parts.

The "20/20" report, which you can watch above, is extremely similar to the content Daleiden is currently being sued for producing. In an ironic moment, then-President of Planned Parenthood Gloria Feldt was interviewed by Chris Wallace. She told him "It seems totally inappropriate. Where there is wrongdoing, it should be prosecuted and people who are doing that kind of thing should be brought to justice."

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October 24, 2019

Simone Biles, Once a Foster Child, is Now the Most Decorated Gymnast of All Time

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Simone Biles broke records and barriers to become the most decorated gymnast ever. She won five out of the six available gold medals at the World Championship in Germany on October 13. When she was only three years old, however, she was put into foster care due to her mother's addiction problems. She bounced between foster homes for years before her grandfather and his wife finally stepped forward. 
“Although I was young when my foster care ordeal began, I remember how it felt to be passed off and overlooked,” she wrote. “Like nobody knew me or wanted to know me. Like my talents didn’t count, and my voice didn’t matter." 
“Finding a family made me feel like I matter. Finding a passion, something I loved and was really good at, made me feel like I mattered.”
With that motivation, Simone went on to be the greatest gymnast of all time. With her platform, she wants others to know the importance of adoption. “[…] My road to success began the day my grandfather and his wife officially adopted my sister and me.”

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13 Oz Baby Born 15 Weeks Premature Survives to Go Home with Family

The Bender Family
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Kallie Bender was born 15 weeks early, but not because her mother went into labor naturally. Skilled doctors noticed during an ultrasound that her mother, Ebonie Bender, had a condition that reduced blood flow and nutrients to the baby. Rather than giving up on the pregnancy and aborting the child, St. Joseph's hospital in Pheonix, Arizona took the steps to deliver Kallie immediately and give her the highest chance possible to survive.

Kallie spent 150 days in St. Joseph’s Nursery Intensive Care Unit according to Fox 5 in Pheonix. She can now be with the rest of her mother, father, and three brothers.

CBS 5 reported:
"She also recovered from a complex heart procedure, which was performed by a team of skilled surgeons from St. Joseph’s, after she was diagnosed with a heart defect common among micro-preemies."
"Miraculously, Kallie didn’t suffer any brain bleeds or blindness due to her early arrival. Those are conditions that can occur in babies born around Kallie’s size and gestational age."
In cases where pregnancy seems hopeless or endangers the mother, more hospitals should adopt the policy of delivering the child and helping it have the greatest chance of survival possible.

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Daleiden Trial: David Testifies that he "Held Fetal Organs" and Judges Redacts Image of Fetal Heart

David Daleiden
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The ongoing prosecution of the Center for Medical Progress along with two undercover journalists, David Daleiden and Sandra Merrit, reached its eleventh day on Monday, October 21. The CMP and the undercover journalists have been sued by Planned Parenthood for recording supposedly private conversations which exposed the abortion industry's sale of human body parts.

Monday's session began with the prosecution asking to redact parts of the defense's evidence from the record. Judge William Orrick continued to show his bias by agreeing to some of these requests. The most notable of these, as pointed out by Sr. Counsel Peter Breen, was “a picture of a little fetal heart hooked up to a Langendorff machine.” This is significant because this machine can only be used with fetal hearts harvested from children who were born alive. Daleiden's knowledge of this shows his intent to expose violent activity, which is protected under a California privacy law for which he is accused of violating.

Additionally, there was a tense moment on the courtroom floor when prosecution called Daleiden to the stand to ask him if he “ever procured tissue prior to the time that you released the very first video in July of 2015,” to which he replied, “I -- I held human fetal organs in my hands.” The questioning was designed to show that the company CMP created to discuss fetal tissue procurement with abortion clinics wasn't in good faith, which is, of course, intentional and obvious. The line was purely intended to portray Daleiden in a negative light in front of the jury.

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October 23, 2019

Thomas More Society Files Civil Complaint Against Illinois' Reproductive Health Act

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker
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On October 21, the Thomas More Society filed a civil complaint against Governor Pritzker's radical abortion policy with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. Illinois’ Reproductive Health Act requires health insurance policies to cover abortions without offering religious exemptions. This violates the federal Weldon Amendment and the Affordable Care Act according to the Thomas More Society. If the federal government agrees, Illinois could lose billions of dollars in federal funding.

The Weldon Amendment ensures that federal appropriations to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education may not be issued to any government that discriminates against a “health care entity,” including an insurance plan sponsor, on the basis that it does not provide health insurance coverage of abortion.

“We are confident that the Office for Civil Rights will take our complaint seriously,” Thomas More Society attorney Michael McHale said. “Federal law clearly prohibits this brazen attempt to encroach upon our rights conscience. We urge immediate intervention to halt this illegal mandate.”

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$9 Million Awarded to Parents of Alabama Student who Died From Birth Control Complications

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Hope Johnson died from complications resulting from a birth control prescription she shouldn't have received and failure on the part of urgent care doctors to use her medical history to diagnose the problem. Hope's gynecologist prescribed hormonal birth control despite her blood test showing that she was at high risk for blood clots. Doctors did not file the test correctly, so she took the prescribed medication.

About a month later, she arrived at urgent care with shortness of breath, chest pain, headache, and a sore throat. She was diagnosed with bronchitis and given antibiotics. She came back the next day with worse symptoms and was given an inhaler. The doctor treating her was not given login credentials and was told to treat patients without using their medical histories. Hope died the following day.

Brett Turnbull, the attorney representing Johnson's family in the medical malpractice lawsuit, said, “Hope’s death is tragic because it was entirely preventable. We don’t know the exact number of patients seen that day, but it was too many. Patient well-being, not profits, should be the primary goal of healthcare.”

Abortion Legalized in Northern Ireland Without Representation

On October 22, legislation passed by Westminster's government came into effect that legalized both abortion and gay marriage in Northern Ireland. Westminster's legislation required that Northern Ireland's government reconvene by midnight on October 21st, or else it would be subject to Westminster's liberal legislation. That date has come and gone, and a large enough number of legislators refused to reconvene that Westminster's legislation can take effect. Conservative lawmakers attempted to convene and write legislation blocking this action, but they did not have the numbers required to make it official.

Northern Ireland has been a conservative island of sorts in the United Kingdom, and the forced legislation is a major blow to the religious culture and freedoms of those who live there. The law replaces existing pro-life legislation protecting women and children from the dangers of abortion with one of the most extensive abortion laws in existence. Abortion is legalized through 28 weeks of pregnancy. Partial-birth abortion has no consequences. Children who survive abortion can be killed without a second thought. It is far more dangerous to be a preborn child in Northern Ireland today than it was Monday.

October 22, 2019

Canada Alzheimer’s Society Endorses Euthanasia by Advance Directive

The Alzheimer's Society Canada said in a press release this month that it endorsed legislation that would allow for people to require doctors to kill them once they reach a certain level of incompetence. As long as they had signed the correct papers, one could order medical professionals to euthanize their future self even if that future self did not want to be killed.

From the Alzheimer's Society Canada's press release:
"People living with dementia are individuals — first and foremost. They have the same rights as everyone else, including the right to participate in decisions about their life and care. We respect the right of all persons with dementia to advocate for their individual best interests, including advocating for MAID [medical assistance in dying, e.g., lethal injection] through advance requests."
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Healthy Twins Survive Chemical Abortion After Planned Parenthood Failed to Disclose Second Child In Utero

A woman in Tennessee was recently able to give birth to healthy twins despite taking an abortion pill earlier this year due to her clinic's inability to correctly read an ultrasound. Furthermore, the clinic misinformed her about what they clearly did see to make her more likely to consider having an abortion that it would profit from. 

At seven weeks gestation, she had an ultrasound test during which the clinic failed to notice that she was carrying twins. When she asked if they could hear a heartbeat, she was told, “No, it’s too early to call it a heartbeat; it is just cardiac activity.” The phrase 'cardiac activity' was obviously used to dodge around the fact that there were beating hearts in each of her preborn children.

She likely wasn't given enough Mifeprex to kill either child according to Brent Boles, the physician who shared this story on social media earlier this month. After the mother was told there was nothing more Planned Parenthood would do, she contacted the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline and told her story to Brent Boles, who determined she didn't even require the Reversal treatment due to the low dosage she received. "I am pro-life and I know that a higher dose of Mifeprex is required to work successfully to abort a multiple gestation, because a twin pregnancy produces higher levels of progesterone."

While Planned Parenthood's incompetence saved the lives of two children, in this case, this story shows that clinics are not equipped with the qualifications to serve women with medical tasks as simple as ultrasounds, let alone the health of women and children. Click here to read more.

Colorado Woman Arrested for Selling Preborn Child Remains Over Mail

Emily Suzanne Cain was arrested this month for attempting to mail the remains of several children in glass jars via the US Postal Service to a buyer in the United Kingdom. Customs agents X-Rayed the package, which was labeled “school teaching aids and T-shirts” after noticing that a required signature was missing.

Upon accessing Cain's Facebook message history, officials found messages saying she purchased the specimens from a faculty member from the Department of Medical Education at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. The institution confirmed that the bodies came from the school, but also said that its "...policy dictates the fetuses are to be cremated and not sold." The stillborn bodies were donated to the University in the 1920s and 1930s.

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October 21, 2019

Child Born with Three Legs, Two Penises, and No Anus Saved by Series of Medical Procedures.

In 2018, a Russian mother discovered that her unborn child several severe deformities, including an extra leg, urinary tract, and penis, but refused to abort. It is assumed that the extra body parts formed as a result of the boy's unborn twin, who died earlier in the pregnancy. After birth in July 2018, it was discovered that the baby boy had two full urinary systems and no anus as well.

Doctors performed an emergency procedure following the boy's birth to allow him to pass waste. In the following months, he underwent several more surgeries to remove the excess body parts. His extra leg and penis have been removed and the boy only has one more procedure planned before he is expected to be able to live a completely normal life. The amazing story of this baby boy shows us that even children born with extremely abnormal conditions can recover, survive and thrive if they are given a chance. Click here to read more.

Northern Ireland to be Forced to Adhere to Westminster Discriminatory Abortion Law

Baby with mild cleft lip before corrective surgery
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A Westminster law legalizing discriminatory abortions against children with disabilities will be forcefully passed in Northern Ireland on October 22 unless the Northern Irish government reconvenes before then. Pro-life advocates in the UK are concerned that the legislation will cause children with even simple innocuous conditions like cleft lip or palate to face abortion. It is similarly legal to abort a child due to a cleft lip in the United States.

The government of Northern Ireland is not expected to reconvene before the October 22 deadline. The people of Northern Ireland were not represented in the legislation of this law, and disabled children will die as a result of what many would consider tyranny. Click here to read more.

October 18, 2019

Mary Thoms More Society Comments on "Deceptive" Planned Parenthood Clinic

The Thomas More Society issued a press release earlier this month regarding the secretly-built Planned Parenthood mega-clinic in Fairview Heights, Illinois. “The deceptive move is reminiscent of the abortion giant’s covert Oct. 2, 2007 opening of what was then the nation’s largest abortion clinic in Aurora, Illinois.” it said. The abortion business used a shell company to hide the true purpose of the facility during its construction. Planned Parenthood knew that the people of southern Illinois would not receive the facility well, so it relied on deception to prevent protests and complete construction by a deadline. Illinois residents may not even be the primary target group for the facility.

“Planned Parenthood is obviously taking advantage of Illinois’ newly earned status as the Midwest’s ‘abortion tourism destination state,’ targeting women and children from across the Missouri state line, where laws are in place to protect women and girls from the most radical and dangerous abortion practices,” Thomas said in the release. "This purveyor of death has pulled off a sneak attack on the unsuspecting residents of both states in order to profit by preying on pregnant women in Illinois and Missouri.”

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Young Belgium Woman Applies for Euthanasia for Mental Illness

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A 23-year-old Belgian woman named Kelly recently applied for assisted suicide via lethal injection. Kelly reportedly suffered from anxiety, self-harm, an eating disorder and has even attempted suicide on her own in the past. While she was in a hospital undergoing treatment, Kelly learned from a psychologist that she could be euthanized if two psychologists confirm that her mental suffering is "unbearable and untreatable."

"We can't allow society to abandon these people," Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition told OneNewsNow. "This is what euthanasia is about. It's about an abandonment. We're abandoning them to their pain rather than helping them find hope in living."

83 people have been killed in Belgium via assisted suicide for mental illness. Click here or here to read more.

October 17, 2019

Entire Democrat Roster of Candidates Continue to Herald Abortion

Senator Corey Booker
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In CNN's Democrat Presidential debate on Tuesday, the full lineup of 12 candidates voiced their support for abortion as a right. From supreme court appointments to federal subsidies, every way that women could be given more access to abortion was seemingly on the table.  Particularly troubling was the concept of codifying Roe vs. Wade, ending the shaky legal ground that abortion has stood on since the Supreme Court essentially legalized it without going through the proper legislative process.

New Jersey Senator Corey Booker said this on the subject,
"And so the way as president of the United States I’m going to deal with this is, first of all, elevating it like we have with other national crises to a White House-level position. And I will create the Office of Reproductive Freedom and Reproductive Rights in the White House and make sure that we begin to fight back on a systematic attempt that’s gone on for decades to undermine Roe v. Wade."
"I will fight to codify it, and I will also make sure that we fight as this country to repeal the Hyde amendment, so that we are leading the Planet Earth in defending the global assault we see on women right now."
Kamala Harris said that she would break the rules of the executive branch by calling on the Justice Department to do the work of federal courts:
"My plan is as — as follows. For any state that passes a law that violates the Constitution, and in particular Roe v. Wade, our Department of Justice will review that law to determine if it is compliant with Roe v. Wade and the Constitution, and if it is not, that law will not go into effect. That’s called pre-clearance."
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