September 29, 2016

The Networks’ total silence on the Hyde Amendment

You might think that with 2016 being the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment; with Hillary Clinton and her party pledging an all-out war against this provision which is attached to the annual appropriations bill that covers many federal health programs (including Medicaid); and with upwards of two million people walking this planet who wouldn’t otherwise, were it not for the Hyde Amendment, that the media, and particular the television networks, might alert the public to what the Democrats want to do and Donald Trump has vowed to oppose.

But you would be wrong.

While politicians and abortion groups are making Hyde a big issue this election year, the networks aren’t. ABC, CBS and NBC have not once reported on the Democratic platform’s new language to repeal the Hyde Amendment during their morning or evening news shows.

In fact, network anchors and correspondents haven’t said the words “Hyde Amendment” in the past five years.

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Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards Brags: ‘We’re Proud of’ Performing Abortions on Netflix’s ‘Chelsea’

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards
A recent episode of Netflix’s Chelsea, “I Was a Ticking Time Bomb,” turned into a mini abortion rally and Planned Parenthood commercial.

Extreme left-wing feminist Gloria Steinem was on the show to promote her book My Life on the Road, which she dedicated to her illegal abortionist. The story of Steinem’s illegal abortion in the 1960s made fellow guest Sarah Silverman cry, presumably not for the innocent life that was snuffed out.

Then Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards was on singing the praises of women telling their personal stories of abortion. She wants the “stigma and shame” to be removed from abortion and thanked Chelsea for sharing the story of her abortions. Richards said women must “tell people what is at stake” because abortion is too important of a decision for the government to make. What? Didn’t that ship sail with the decision of Roe v. Wade by a liberal Supreme Court?

Richards brought out the standard rhetoric of the pro-abortion crowd – 1 in 3 women get an abortion during their reproductive years, which is a severely outdated statistic. Surprisingly she didn’t trot out the discredited “only 3% of what Planned Parenthood does is abortion,” and instead highlighted that they provide abortion services, saying, “We’re proud of that as well.”

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Life Chain's 29th Year - October 2, 2016 - time on each listing

Stand with thousands of pro-life individuals throughout the USA and Canada in honor of millions of babies whose lives have been lost to abortion.  Pray for people in crisis situations and for our nations.

You'll be a light in a darkened world as you help put an end to abortion through prayer!

Bring your whole family!

Water, lawn chairs, umbrellas and strollers are welcome and encouraged!  - Rain or shine!

LIFE CHAIN is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for 90 minutes praying for our nation and for an end to abortion.  It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the Church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death.

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September 28, 2016

September 28: Pro-Abortion Day for Universal Access to Abortion

PPFA President Cecile Richards with Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton
PPFA President Cecile Richards with
Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton
In March of 2009, during her first months as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton addressed the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Awards Gala and spoke of her vision for the world which included making it more “progressive,” code word for laws allowing broad access to abortion. She is shown here with PPFA President Cecile Richards.

Pro-abortion agitators are again using September 28 as the so-called Global Day of Access for Safe & Legal Abortion promoting access to abortion with staged activities in select cities around the world and online, #Sept28.

Organized by the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion, affiliated NGOs [Non-Governmental Agencies] have planned events to influence policy makers and as they call for “universal access to safe abortion” and for “the decriminalization of abortion around the world” with a “moratorium on prosecutions of women who have had abortions and safe abortion providers.”

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A few thoughts on the first presidential debate

Pro-abortion Hillary Clinton and Pro-life Donald Trump
Pro-abortion Hillary Clinton and Pro-life Donald Trump
And that was just Round One. Anyone who may have thought the opening debate might be low-key was disabused of that notion within a few minutes. Pro-life Donald Trump and pro-abortion Hillary Clinton went at it hammer and tongs.

A few thoughts.

#1. As moderator, NBC News’ Lester Holt was given the right to choose the questions and, he told us last night, no one had seen them. Our issue[s] did not come up. But then again

#2. That is hardly surprising. Holt asked nothing of Clinton that could even vaguely be described as probing, let alone hard.

Clinton’s position is to tell the American people that abortion on demand is a really good thing, such a wonderful action, in fact, that you and I must pay for it. Her out-to-sea position is supported by her husband and the Abortion Establishment. The public believes in a plethora of limitations on the “right” to abortion–as we have documented time and time again–and is adamantly against having their pockets picked to expedite the slaughter.

So, no, Holt was not going to ask Clinton about abortion.

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7 ways to mark 40th anniversary of pro-life Hyde Amendment

The late Congressman Henry Hyde
The late Congressman Henry Hyde
September 30, 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Hyde Amendment, widely acknowledged as the first legislative victory of the pro-life movement following the 1973 legalization of abortion in America.

The Hyde Amendment is named after its chief sponsor, Republican Congressman Henry Hyde of Illinois. The late statesman, known for his eloquent and unwavering defense of life, successfully barred the use of certain federal funds to pay for abortion in most circumstances. Though it has taken various forms and has undergone modifications, to date the Hyde Amendment remains intact – although the 2016 Democratic platform includes an explicit call to repeal it.

"The 40th Anniversary of the Hyde Amendment is one that pro-life groups will want to mark publicly for a number of reasons," said Tom Ciesielka, president of TC Public Relations. "First, it is a significant milestone, second it is an opportunity for life advocates to recognize an early success that has endured, and – with its first party-wide challenge by Democrats – the defense of the Hyde Amendment may prove crucial at this moment."

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September 26, 2016

Want to Elect a Pro-Life President? Here’s what NOT to do.

On November 8, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be elected President. One of them will decide abortion policies for many years to come.

Nearly eight years of Obama’s presidency has already been devastating. The Obama presidency brought us two new pro-abortion Supreme Court justices, a healthcare law that expands abortion and threatens the vulnerable, and vows to veto pro-life legislation, including a bill that would protect unborn babies 20 weeks and older from painful late abortions, and a bill that would defund abortion providers.

We cannot afford four – let alone eight – more years of a president that does not value the right to life.

Hillary Clinton supports unlimited abortion, and she wants to force Americans to pay for it. In contrast, Donald Trump opposes abortion, and he opposes using your tax dollars to pay for abortion.

As pro-lifers, our goal must be to elect a president who will protect lives.

To achieve our goal, we have to be strategic. There are a number of ways we can actually defeat a pro-life candidate. For the sake of the babies, we cannot afford to make these mistakes in 2016.

Here’s what NOT to do... click here for more

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House Subcommittee hears testimony on the life-saving Hyde Amendment and need for Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

2016 is the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment. Appropriately, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution today held a hearing, “The Ultimate Civil Right: Examining the Hyde Amendment and the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.”

First enacted in 1976, the Hyde Amendment (named for pro-life champion Rep. Henry Hyde of Illinois) is a provision attached to the annual appropriations bill that covers many federal health programs (including Medicaid). The Hyde Amendment currently prohibits the use of federal funds in those programs for abortion, except in the cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.

Genevieve Plaster, Senior Policy Analyst, Charlotte Lozier Institute, testified before the subcommittee today. She concluded that the Hyde Amendment

· has enjoyed bipartisan support for 40 years,
· was re-affirmed as constitutional in 1980,
· enjoys support from nearly seven in 10 Americans (including even 51 percent of those self-identifying as “pro-choice”; 44 percent of Democrats10; 65 percent of African Americans; 61 percent of Latinos; 58 percent of millennials; and 63 percent of women11); and
· has saved an estimated two million lives.

For these compelling reasons, the protective language of the Hyde Amendment should not only be retained as enforced policy, but be codified as a permanent law.

Arina O. Grossu, Director, Center for Human Dignity, Family Research Council, testified about both the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 (which passed without a dissenting vote) and how, in light of the experience since, the need for The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 3504/ S. 2066).

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Hillary's abortion agenda 'right out of Sanger's playbook'

Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.) points out that the aspiring first woman to lead from the Oval Office is following in the footsteps of another woman who is not only credited with starting the abortion movement a century ago, but with embedding America in extreme forms of racism and communism that plague the nation to this day.

“Sanger was a racist and eugenicist who referred to African-Americans and disabled Americans as ‘morons,’ ‘imbeciles,’ ‘human weeds’ and ‘misfits,’” Rothfus wrote in his column posted on LifeNews. “Sanger admired – and closely studied – Stalinist Russia’s eugenicist policies. She marveled at how the communist state utilized both abortion and religious oppression to advance its societal goals, [and] like her protégé Hillary Clinton, Sanger attacked religious beliefs as an obstacle to abortion and stated: ‘We [in America] could well take example from Russia.’”

Reflecting Sanger’s eagerness to push the envelope when it comes to America’s policy on abortion, Clinton is aiming to make sure abortions are not only paid for by every American, but that they are available at every stage of a woman’s pregnancy.

“Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has extreme ambitions for abortion on demand in America,” the Representative impressed. “She wants to make it taxpayer funded and available until the day of birth – and she does not want the First Amendment to get in her way.”

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PP says black lives matter, but keeps killing them

Many Americans are pointing out the hypocrisy of the abortion giant for condemning the nation’s entire police force for a handful of deaths when it is guilty of methodically wiping out hundreds of African American babies on a daily basis.

“The abortion chain is responsible for killing more black lives through abortion than guns and dozens of other causes combined,” LifeNews reports. “And more black Americans and pro-lifers are calling out Planned Parenthood for its ironic statements about violence against human lives.”

On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards was one of the first in her organization to take to Twitter in order to address the controversial killing of Charlotte resident Keith Scott.  “Everyone must own the responsibility we have as a nation to stand against the violence being done to Black people in America,” tweeted Richards, who takes in $590,928 a year as the head of the abortion industry. “There are no words adequate to express the outrage and grief – stop killing Black people.”

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September 22, 2016

The Battle Before Us on November 8

In a little more than a month, we will be electing leaders at all levels of government to determine the course of our country for many years to come. On the ballot this year will be candidates for president, 34 states will have candidates for U.S. Senate, every state will have candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, some of you will be voting for Governor, Attorney General, and other state offices, and most of you will have state legislative races.

The contrast between presidential candidates is so very clear.

Donald Trump wrote in a news column earlier this year, “Let me be clear — I am pro-life. I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me.”

Donald Trump has stated his commitment to signing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which will protect unborn children who can feel pain, essentially ending late-term abortions. Trump opposes taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion providers, and has repeatedly expressed his commitment to appointing pro-life judges.

Hillary Clinton is exactly the opposite. As a U.S Senator, she voted 100% against the babies. There was no limit on abortion that she would accept. We had a 12-year battle to ban partial-birth abortion. In this procedure, the abortionist grabs the unborn baby’s leg with forceps and pulls the baby into the birth canal. The abortionist delivers the baby’s entire body, except for the head. He jams scissors into the baby’s skull and opens the scissors to enlarge the hole. The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child’s brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.

Horrifying? Gruesome? Hillary Clinton voted repeatedly to keep partial-birth abortion legal. Thankfully, in 2007, the Supreme Court upheld a ban on partial-birth abortion.

Many states have laws requiring parents be notified, or give consent, before an abortion is performed on their minor daughter. The laws are often circumvented when minors are transported, often by older boyfriends, to other states that do not have parental involvement requirements. Congress tried to protect the rights of parents in these situations, but Senate Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, blocked the bills. Clinton doesn’t care about your rights as a parent. She apparently has no problem with someone taking your daughter out of state to get an abortion so you don’t have to be told.

The State Children’s Health Insurance program, or SCHIP, is a federal program that provides funds to states primarily so they may provide health services to children of low-income families. In 2002, the administration of President George W. Bush issued a regulation giving states the option of covering unborn children under the program, a policy known as the “unborn child rule.” The Senate, in 2007, held a vote to codify the “unborn child rule” so it couldn’t be changed by a future administration. The amendment would have written explicit language into the SCHIP statute to guarantee that a covered child “includes, at the option of a State, an unborn child.” Hillary Clinton voted No. This woman, who wants us to think she really cares about health care, didn’t think unborn children should get health care.

In contrast to Trump, Hillary Clinton opposes the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. She apparently thinks it’s okay to kill unborn babies who have developed far enough that they can feel pain.

And, of course, Hillary Clinton is Planned Parenthood’s favorite candidate. The nation’s largest abortion provider announced it will spend around $20 million to elect Clinton and pro-abortion Senators. In return, Clinton and the Democrat Party platform calls for the repeal of the Hyde amendment so that abortion on demand is funded by our tax dollars.

When Bill Clinton was president, he said that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.” Hillary doesn’t bother to say rare. She just wants it legal. In fact, she has said the unborn child has no constitutional rights up until the day of birth. When you think Hillary Clinton, think abortion for all nine months for any reason. No limit or restriction is to be permitted.

In addition to a critical presidential race, we need to elect pro-life Senators and Representatives to pass bills to send to a pro-life president; or do what is necessary and possible to stop pro-abortion efforts by a pro-abortion president. We need to elect pro-life governors and attorneys general and legislators so that states can continue to enact and defend pro-life legislation, giving the Supreme Court opportunities to overturn Roe v Wade.

The battle before us is to elect pro-life candidates so that we may continue our push forward to protect those babies.

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Pregnant mom shot dead in Chicago violence, “Miracle” baby girl survives

Parasha Beard in an undated photo. (Fox 32)
Parasha Beard in an undated photo. (Fox 32)
Chicago is a city so wracked with deadly violence–it is in on a record-breaking pace for murders and shootings–that “Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is expected to announce his department will be adding 970 hires to the force,” according to CNN.

One of the more than 500 homicides so far this year was Parasha M. Beard, a pregnant 19-year-old woman who was shot to death in front of her mother’s home in South Chicago Sunday evening.

But, incredibly, her baby girl, who was not due until December, survived.

“Relatives said they have named the baby ‘Miracle,’” according to Chicago Tribune...

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New curriculum arms churches for pro-life ministry

Care Net, one of the nation's largest networks of pro-life pregnancy centers, has launched a curriculum for churches called “Making Life Disciples.” The idea behind it is to equip church congregations to minister to women and men considering abortion. Mary Chapman is a spokesperson for Care Net.

“Just in Los Angeles, California, we overlaid one denomination of churches and saw that churches overwhelmed the presence of abortion clinics in that area,” she says. “There are our 1,100 centers, plus all others, for approximately 2,500 pregnancy centers in the nation – however, there are 350,000 churches.”

And she says a national survey shows another solid reason why people in the church need to be equipped to minister to abortion-minded women.

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Pro-life Film 'Voiceless' to Get Advance Screening in Front of the U.S. Supreme Court

After initially denying Church on the Hill and Movie to Movement's request to preview the groundbreaking new film "Voiceless" in front of the Supreme Court on October 2, Court officials have granted permission.

After two weeks of communications and meetings with Court officials, in which the screening request was denied three separate times, and less than 48 hours away from filing a lawsuit to assert Church on the Hill and Rev. Patrick Mahoney's First Amendment rights, the Court reversed course and settled on a plan to screen "Voiceless" in front of the Court.

According to organizers, this is the first time the Supreme Court has ever permitted a film to be shown in front of the Court. This is not only a historic victory for free speech and the First Amendment, but also a powerful opportunity to give a voice to the millions of innocent children who have no voice of their own.

The award-winning film "Voiceless" introduces viewers to a discharged soldier who discovers an abortion clinic operating across the street from his Philadelphia church. He struggles to motivate his church to get involved in protecting unborn babies, and eventually must decide whether to risk it all to fight for what is right.

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September 21, 2016

Artist says abortion is about choice; coercion victims know otherwise

Last week, artist Sam Doyle decided to spread his message by painting the word “REPEAL” in giant letters - over a suicide hotline.

The rock face Doyle painted on displayed the number for a suicide prevention group, and he was criticized for having “obliterated” it. In fact, replacing an anti-suicide message with a pro-abortion one is sadly fitting: a study published in the British Medical Journal found that the suicide rate was higher among women who had abortions.

Doyle was also criticized by pro-lifers when he appeared on a radio talk show. In response, he insisted, “If people don’t want to have an abortion, they don’t have to.”

The facts in America show otherwise.

According to some research, more than half of women who abort feel pressured to do so. It can range from personal blackmail to financial coercion. Threats of violence are also used; they aren’t always idle. Women have been shot, stabbed, bludgeoned, burned and smothered for refusing to abort, which helps explain why the CDC lists homicide as a leading cause of death during pregnancy.

Who inflicts this pressure? Sometimes it’s abusive partners hoping to avoid child support. Others are sex predators trying to hide their crimes. Human traffickers use it as well. In the video below, a trafficking survivor named Nicole describes being forced into two abortions, something she calls “the hardest.”

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URGENT - Contact the American Medical Association about Opposing Assisted Suicide

For decades, the official position of the AMA has been to oppose the legalization of assisted suicide.   The AMA will have an interim meeting to discuss its policy on assisted suicide in November 2016.  At its July 2017 annual meeting, the AMA will consider taking a “neutral” position which essentially sends a green light to the states that legalizing assisted suicide is acceptable.   It is imperative that the AMA retain and affirm its current position.  

Who to contact:
Dr. Andrew W. Gurman, MD, AMA President,
330 N Wabash, Ste 43482
Chicago IL 60611-5885
312.464.5618 ph
312.464.4094 fx

Bette Crigger, PhD,
Secretary, Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs
American Medical Association
330 N Wabash, Ste 43482
Chicago  IL 60611-5885
312.464.5223 ph
312.224.6911 fx

What to Say:

The AMA should retain its longstanding position in opposition to the legalization of assisted suicide because:

• Medical professionals should focus on the true nature of their profession – to provide care and comfort to patients – instead of becoming a source of lethal drugs.  I would not want my doctor to have this power and suggest it to me as an “option.”

• Will the government and profit-driven insurance companies do the right thing – pay for treatment costing thousands of dollars – or the cheap thing – pay for lethal drugs costing hundreds of dollars?  Patients in Oregon and California have been denied payment for treatment and offered lethal drugs instead.

• Assisted suicide is a recipe for elder and disability abuse.  A relative who is an heir to the patient’s estate or an abusive caregiver can pick up the lethal drugs and administer them without the patient’s knowledge or consent.  There is no oversight and no witnesses are required once the lethal drugs leave the pharmacy.

• Everyone knows someone who has been misdiagnosed or outlived a terminal diagnosis.

• Wanting to die because of depression is treatable.  Millions of people are living proof.

• Everyone agrees that dying in pain is unacceptable.   A patient in pain should find a new doctor.

• Oregon is proof that general public suicides rise dramatically once assisted suicide is promoted as a “good.”

• My family member could die from taking lethal drugs and I wouldn’t know about it until he/she is dead -- no family notification is required in advance.

What Not to Say:

• Do not use religious or right-to-life arguments or language

• Do not invoke Nazi Germany

• Do not use experiences in the Netherlands or other European countries

September 20, 2016

Pro-life Donald Trump sends out letter outlining stark contrasts with pro-abortion Hillary Clinton on abortion

Pro-life Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump
Pro-life Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump
In a letter, pro-life Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump carefully contrasted the vast differences he has with pro-abortion Democrat Hillary Clinton, which included reaffirming his pledge to nominate pro-life justices to the Supreme Court.

Clinton has pledged just the opposite: to nominate only those who would uphold Roe v. Wade.

In his letter, Trump writes

Hillary Clinton not only supports abortion on-demand for any reason, but she’d take it a step further: she wants to force the taxpayers to pay for abortions by repealing the bi-partisan Hyde Amendment. Hillary Clinton also supports abortion until an hour before birth.

Mr. Trump is alluding to a remarkable series of statements Clinton made earlier this year that began when she told PPFA in January, ”Any right that requires you to take extraordinary measures to access it, is no right at all. … and not as long as we have laws on the books like the Hyde Amendment making it harder for low-income women to exercise their full rights.”

But that was just the start.

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'Tricking' an egg and abusing science

The tabloid headlines suggest scientists have found a way to use skin cells instead of eggs to create human embryos, meaning in a futuristic sense two men could use the that method to reproduce.

Dr. David Prentice of the Charlotte Lozier Institute tells OneNewsNow the tabloids are wrong.

“What they actually did was they took an egg and they started it growing as an embryo, what's called a parthanogenetic embryo,” he explains. “You can trick an egg into thinking it's been fertilized, and it'll start growing like any other embryo but it only has female chromosomes.”

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Churches lag on pro-life ministry

Students for Life's Institute for Pro-Life Advancement has released a new poll on discussing abortion within the church. Spokesperson Lisa Stover tells OneNewsNow a Gallup Poll found that 52 percent of women who have an abortion self-identify as Christians.

“And then in 2015 LifeWay Research found the number to be close to 70 percent, and they also found that 76 percent of those active, church-going women said that their church had no influence on their decision to abort,” she says. “And so this really shows that there's something lacking in our churches today.”

So if Christians attending church are not hearing the pro-life message and feel they have nowhere to turn within the church, she says, they tend to seek abortions.

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September 19, 2016

“Death Control” and the bioethics peril

The late Richard John Neuhaus
The late Richard John Neuhaus
If you want to see what is likely to go awry in medical ethics and public healthcare policy, pay attention to the advocacy of bioethicists—at least of those who don’t identify themselves as “conservative” or “Catholic.” In their many journal articles and presentations at academic symposia, they unabashedly advocate for discarding the sanctity- and equality-of-life ethic as our moral cornerstone. Instead, most favor invidious and systemic medical discrimination predicated on a patient’s “quality of life,” which would endow the young, healthy, and able-bodied with the highest moral value—and, hence, with the greatest claim to medical resources.

Thanks to the work of bioethics, life-taking policies that a few decades ago were “unthinkable” now are unremarkable. Withholding tube-supplied food and water from the cognitively disabled until they die—Terri Schiavo’s fate—is now legal and popularly accepted. The legalization of assisted suicide is a constant threat. Even where lethal prescriptions or injections cannot be legally provided, some of our most notable bioethicists urge that doctors be permitted to help the elderly and others commit suicide by self-starvation—a process known in euthanasia advocacy circles as VSED (Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking).

Promoters of the culture of death never rest on their laurels. Following the link below are a few of the more dangerous “advances” being promoted in bioethics.

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Pro-life leader defends GOP amid Zika fight

A two-month battle has ensued on Capitol Hill, where Democrats held up Zika funding to obtain funds for abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

Douglas Johnson of the National Right to Life Committee says the blames goes to the Democrats.

"Who were simply willing to let there be no mosquito control, no vaccine development funds," Johnson claims, "unless these funds were not constrained in the way that the Republicans wanted to constrain them."

GOP leaders wanted to keep the funds from groups that perform abortions, and there is criticism that Republicans are willing to drop that provision.

Johnson says that doesn't mean Republicans caved on the issue and calls GOP leadership "outstanding" on the issue.

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Open Letter Requesting ‘UN International Safe Abortion Day’

Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi from South Africa
Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi from South Africa
Pro-abortion NGOs [Non-Governmental Organizations] petitioned UN officials to officially mark and designate September 28 as ‘UN International Safe Abortion Day’.

September 28 is a date that has been used by pro-abortion activists to protest pro-life laws and stage events promoting abortion since 1990.

The Open Letter states that the purpose of an official UN day for so-called ‘safe abortion’ is “to send a strong signal to the international community and to all our governments, with a simple but highly symbolic statement of support for safe abortion.”

The letter is filled with pro-abortion falsehoods and arguments.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon received his letter in person, delivered by Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi from South Africa, the Special Envoy on Gender of the African Development Bank. The letter was also addressed to the heads of UN Women, UN Development Programme, World Health Organization, UN Population Fund, UN Children’s Fund, UNAIDS, and UNESCO.

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September 15, 2016

Obama’s HHS: Title X grants must go to Planned Parenthood

The Obama administration is slapping down every state that has acted on the idea that the federal Title X reproductive healthcare program was NOT created to bankroll Planned Parenthood.

A proposed new Health & Human Services (HHS) rule announced last week would nullify state eligibility thresholds that prioritizes Title X grants to full-service medical facilities.

Created in 1970 to help the indigent and uninsured, Title X is federally-dispersed money designed to assist low income-qualifying women for non-abortion reproductive health services, including contraceptives and health screenings.

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New video debunks Planned Parenthood’s 3 percent abortion myth

Planned Parenthood performs an abortion every 97 seconds.

A new video released by Live Action exposes how Planned Parenthood manipulates its own data to cover up the fact that abortion – not women’s health care – accounts for the lion’s share of the corporation’s services for pregnant women.

Live Action’s motion-graphics video breaks down Planned Parenthood’s self-reported corporate data, revealing how abortion is the core service and chief money-maker for the abortion chain.

Contrary to repeated claims by Planned Parenthood executives, mainstream media, and abortion advocates that abortion only accounts for 3 percent of its services, one in eight Planned Parenthood patients gets an abortion. The corporation commits over 30 percent of the nation’s abortions – over 320,000 abortions every year – or one abortion every 97 seconds.

To arrive at the 3 percent figure, Planned Parenthood divides the number of abortions by the number of services the facilities provide. These services, which include STI testing, pregnancy tests, pap smears, breast exams, birth control, and others, are counted equally with an abortion procedure. So even though abortion is much more profitable for Planned Parenthood, an abortion procedure is calculated as equivalent to a pregnancy test or contraception.

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Laying the groundwork for pro-life leaders

Lauren Castillo is national director of the newly launched Faith Foundations – a project of Students for Life of America (SLA). Castillo says they've found it is especially difficult to establish pro-life clubs in faith-based high schools because of a lack of time and resources – or because administrators believe such groups are too political.

"And so Faith Foundations is really providing the answer with the free resources, with the free training from our field team across the country, and giving the advisers a guidebook to know how they reach their pro-life students in an effective way to get them plugged into the movement," she tells OneNewsNow.

Castillo explains that after identifying those students who are motivated to get involved, the next step is to get them to "meaningfully reach their peers with the reality of abortion [and] its life-affirming alternatives, and [to] connect them with local pro-life resources like a pregnancy resource center."

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Fringe Catholic group promotes abortion funding with national ad campaign

Ad placed by "Catholics for Choice" in Monday's Chicago Sun-Times

An ad placed by "Catholics for Choice" in Monday's Chicago Sun-Times and 19 other news sources nationwide calling for taxpayer funding of abortion drew fire from the Chicago Archdiocese and Catholic leaders in the pro-life movement.

The ad launched a nationwide petition campaign the group is calling "Abortion in Good Faith," saying "Our campaign tells the stories of Catholics across the country who want meaningful, accessible reproductive healthcare choices for everyone, no matter how much money they have, where they live or what they believe. We believe hat everyone deserves access to abortion."

Catholics for Choice is not affiliated with the Catholic Church, and the ad was "deceptive," New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Wednesday.

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September 14, 2016

The media’s race to the bottom in order to elect Hillary Clinton

Pro-Abort Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton
Pro-Abort Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton
As you recall, two days before Clinton’s “episode” last Sunday at the 9/11 Memorial, she delivered a speech in which she said

“You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. . . The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. . . some of those folks, they are irredeemable.”

Among those Trump supporters who are the subject of Clinton’s character assassination are pro-lifers such as you and me...

Yesterday, the Washington Post took two approaches to tamping down the damage this smear of tens of millions of Americans and the fallout from the Clinton campaign’s decision not to tell the public that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday and told to take it easy for a few days.

Philip Rucker and Anne Gearan tell us

Had Clinton heeded her doctor’s advice, she would not have gone to a glitzy fundraiser Friday night where she let her guard down and inartfully talked about Trump’s supporters, nor would she have been spotted collapsing Sunday morning as she was rushed out of a 9/11 memorial ceremony.

And that

Clinton jokingly said that “half” of Trump’s supporters were in a “basket of deplorables — racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.”

“Let her guard down,” as in letting her true feelings come through? “Jokingly”? “Inartfully”? The only thing Clinton didn’t call “half” of Trump’s supporters was being anti-Semitic.

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Naya Rivera talks about “one of those little scars”–the abortion she kept secret

Actress Naya Rivera
Actress Naya Rivera
Actress Naya Rivera told us that in late 2010 she had just broken up with the then-boyfriend, now husband Ryan Dorsey, when she found out she was pregnant. She aborted without telling Dorsey, the baby’s father.

Rivera says she did not reveal the pregnancy to Dorsey, whom she wed in 2014 and is now the father of her 11-month-old son. Instead, she made the call to put her career first and terminated the pregnancy during her one day off from filming an episode of Glee.

“It was very scary to open up about everything,” says Rivera. “It’s not something a lot of people talk about, but I think they should. I know some people might read it and say, ‘What the Hell?’ But I hope someone out there gets something out of it.”

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September 13, 2016

Trump-Pence reaffirm commitment to appointing strict constructionists to Supreme Court, defending Hyde Amendment, and protecting religious liberty

 GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence
 GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his
running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence
Last Friday/Saturday, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence spoke at the 11th annual pro-life Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC.

Mr. Trump spoke to the largely Evangelical audience about many issues. Of critical interest to pro-lifers was his view on appointments to the Supreme Court:

But one of the most important [issues] – some people think it’s actually the most important – is the filling of the seats [on the] United States Supreme Court. You see what’s happening right now? Essentially it’s four and four. And you see what – how bad it is. We’re going to pick great judges. I’ve already put a list of 11 Federalist Society, highly recommended, got uniform great reviews on these 11 people. And we are going to put truly great people. Maybe we use Judge Scalia of the ultimate example of what we’re looking for, OK?

This will determine whether or not we remain a constitutional republic, frankly. That’s what’s going to happen. I have pledged to appoint judges who uphold the Constitution, to protect your religious liberty, and apply the law as written. We reject judges who rewrite the Constitution to impose their own personal views on 300 million-plus Americans. We’re not going to have that. I’ve made public a list of judges, as I said, that will guide my selection process. Hillary Clinton has refused to provide such a list. And we brought it up.

Let’s see a list. You ever saw the list you would walk out of here not feeling very well. Because she knows the extremist judges she would pick would be rejected by the overwhelming majority of the American public. They’d be rejected. ….

Gov. Pence, whose history of pro-life advocacy goes back decades to his time in the House of Representatives, spoke on Saturday at the Summit, affirming his and Mr. Trump’s pro-life credentials in numerous passages. For example

Let me make it crystal clear: People who know me well know that I’m pro-life, I don’t apologize for it. I want to live to see the day that we put the sanctity of life back at the center of American law, and we send Roe v. Wade to the ash heap of history, where it belongs.”

He added, to loud applause,

Let me assure you the Trump-Pence administration will stand for the sanctity of life and defend the unborn from the first day we take office. I’m truly grateful for Donald Trump’s strong commitment to the sanctity of life. He understands the moral imperative of advancing the cause of life.

And Pence said

When President Trump takes office we will work with the Congress and sign into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. We will end late term abortions nationwide. As my running mate said not so long ago, “We should not be one of seven countries that allows elective abortion after 20 weeks. It goes against our core values.”

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World’s smallest newborn healthy and thriving at 9 months

Emilia Grabarczyk
Emilia Grabarczyk
A little over nine months ago, when Emilia was born via caesarean section at 25 weeks she weighed just eight ounces.

Eight ounces!

Her foot, The Daily Telegraph reported “World’s smallest baby’ now thriving at nine months old“, was an inch long.

One inch.

Adam Boult reports that she is “believed to be the smallest ever baby to survive such an early delivery.”

Now Emilia weighs in a whopping 7lb 2oz “and is getting stronger with each passing day.”

Emily’s mother, Sabine, had no choice but to deliver Emily at 25 weeks, according to Boult. Dr. Sven Schiermeier, chief physician of obstetrics, said that without a caesarean, Emily would have died in the womb. The placenta was failing to provide her child with enough nutrition.

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