August 30, 2016

Groups Outraged that Planned Parenthood Hires KKK Supporter as a Contractor to Build Their New Mega Center in Washington, D.C.

In a conversation on the public sidewalk in front of the new Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, the plumbing contractor tells Rev. Mahoney that he supports the KKK.

In the video below he says, "I'm from the south.  I like them." He was referring to the KKK.

Faith and pro-life organizations are deeply troubled that an organization which gets hundreds of millions of dollars from taxpayers, would hire a racist who supports the KKK and has no sensitivity regarding racial equality or justice.

Groups call for Planned Parenthood to immediately fire the plumbing contractor and donate all of his his salary to an organization that promotes racial reconciliation and healing.

They are also asking for Hillary Clinton, a proud Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger supporter, to publicly condemn the hiring of this KKK supporter who is building the new Planned Parenthood mega center in the shadow of U. S. Capitol building.

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Upcoming AMA fight foreshadows potential Supreme Court Battle

There is an effort currently underway within the American Medical Association (AMA) to abandon its long-standing position opposing assisted suicide and take a neutral stance. Assisting suicide is now legal in Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and California, and the practice may have some legal protection in the state of Montana.

Why is that important? Both the national and state medical societies’ opposition to doctor-prescribed suicide have been instrumental in stopping the spread of these dangerous laws. In fact, when the Vermont and California medical societies took neutral positions, it was devastating to the efforts in the legislature to block legalization.

Following the national annual AMA meeting several weeks ago, its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs was instructed to “study aid-in-dying as an end-of-life option.”[1] Moreover, the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs has been directed to develop a recommendation “regarding the AMA taking a neutral stance on physician aid-in-dying.”

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August 29, 2016

Little Israel Stinson dies after unexpectedly being removed from ventilator

Two-year-old Israel Stinson was declared brain-dead and put on life support in April 2016. “I know you’re going to come out of this, baby,” his mother Jonee Fonseca tearfully said as she tickled and tried to wake him. Stinson was removed from life support on Aug. 25 after a long court battle. (Life Legal Defense Foundation)

In an abrupt, unexpected, and surprise decision, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge Thursday dissolved an injunction that prevented a local hospital from turning off 2-year-old Israel Stinson’s ventilator.

The adorable little boy, whose brain-dead diagnosis was fought on two continents by his parents, died shortly afterwards.

“They are devastated. I think still in shock,” family attorney Alexandra Snyder told reporters. “It’s not even my child; I am still in shock this could happen so quickly.”

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2016 Senate Elections: Staying Home is NOT an Option!

2016 Pro-Life Senate Candidates
Every election year brings with it new challenges, and it’s not an exaggeration to say that this election has been the most unpredictable election year in our lifetime!

But there do remain constants.

Every election, we encounter those who are so discouraged with how some races are shaping up that they hide behind their anger and sacrifice their right to vote.

And, every election, we make decisions that will have consequences, for good or ill, for generations to come.

In politics, we have to always be looking forward, being watchful and vigilant in a field that is constantly changing. But we can’t just look to the future, we must also learn from our past, being ever mindful to not repeat history’s mistakes.

Millions of pro-lifers have dedicated their lives to fight for the rights of people we will never meet, making sacrifices so that others may live.

As pro-lifers, we are constantly on the battle lines. We battle for the hearts and minds of Americans. We are on the frontlines in a spiritual battle as well.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

We forget that these words represented a truly radical idea of the time. They fought on the frontlines of history, incapable of knowing the ripple effect their efforts would have on future lives. But they knew that these ideas, life, liberty… were worth fighting for.

We now find ourselves in a ferocious battle to keep pro-life leadership in the U.S. House and Senate, so that we can pass protective pro-life legislation that saves lives – and prevent the enactment of sweeping new pro-abortion legislation that would cost countless lives.

Each time you enter the voting booth, you have a ripple effect that will impact the entire country. You will be electing senators and representatives who will determine the direction of our nation and who will decide the next members of our Supreme Court. You will be electing local representatives who will decide whether your state respects life or passes laws that prey on the vulnerable.

Those local representatives whom you elect may eventually run for higher office. And so the cycle continues. Each vote we cast, or do not cast, will have consequences.

As we look to upcoming Supreme Court nominations perhaps the greatest responsibility we in the political field have right now is to ensure we have a pro-life Senate that will confirm pro-life nominees and block judges who would entrench and expand Roe.

This year, there are 34 U.S. Senate seats up for election: 10 Democrat seats and 24 Republican seats. All of the Democrats up for re-election are pro-abortion.

In the House of Representatives Democrats need a net gain of only 30 seats to take pro-abortion control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The battle for majority control of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives will have sweeping implications for the future of the pro-life movement and our battle to save unborn babies. The loss of the pro-life Republican majorities would be devastating to life issues.

Abortion is the ultimate human discrimination and we. Will. Not. Stay. Silent.

We will fight with our last breath for those who cannot speak for themselves. As long as there is the violence and injustice of abortion there will be those of us who stand against it, and work to protect all of our unborn brothers and sisters.

In every battle, there are soldiers, and every soldier needs their marching orders. These are yours:

Do not stay silent.

Do not be discouraged.

Do not allow fear to guide your steps.

Taken from an article by Karen Cross. NRL Political Director

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August 25, 2016

Pro-life Kellyanne Conway picked to manage Trump campaign

Kellyanne Conway, new campaign manager Donald Trump
Kellyanne Conway, new campaign manager Donald Trump
When Donald Trump named Kellyanne Conway his new campaign manager, it is a testimony to the bias against the Trump campaign that it went virtually unnoticed that she was the first female to head a major presidential campaign

But what did not go unnoticed by pro-lifers is that a movement pro-lifer, someone who has labored in the trenches for decades on behalf of unborn babies, someone who in the past has polled for National Right to Life, is now in charge of Mr. Trump’s campaign.

“Kellyanne is very, very smart and without question more knowledgeable about public opinion on abortion than any other pollster,” said David. N. O’Steen, Ph.D., executive director of National Right to Life. “She will provide Trump with savvy insight and advice as he runs against the most pro-abortion presidential candidate ever in Hillary Clinton, and a media establishment that is determined to elect her.”

In addition to having addressed the National Right to Life board of directors, Mrs. Conway delivered a general session speech at the 2006 National Right to Life convention. I remember her comments vividly because she patiently explained what happens when people are asked honest questions about abortion, not questions geared to inflate the “pro-choice” response: “83% of those surveyed want some kind of restriction on the unfettered access to abortion,” was her conclusion.

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Six thoughts about the election 75 days out

Presidential Candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
Presidential Candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
I have never seen a presidential contest that even begins to rival Donald Trump versus the matriarch of the International Abortion Establishment, Hillary Clinton, for complexity, unpredictability, and the ever-rising level of media venom spewed toward one contestant, Mr. Trump.

Mrs. Clinton is ahead in most polls but not nearly as far as you might think. Let’s think through the contest which shall likely decide the composition of the Supreme Court for decades, 75 days out from election night.

Here are six considerations.

#1. Never, ever forget that every poll shows that Mrs. Clinton is personally deeply unpopular and not considered either honest or trustworthy.

#2. The negative impact of the overlapping scandals (private e-mailer server/Clinton Foundation] that have dogged Clinton can only worsen. Virtually every few days we learn something disconcerting about Clinton’s use of a personal email server during her tenure as Secretary of State.

#3. Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s new campaign manager, is pro-life through and through.

#4. When you read the polls, look particularly closely at the ones that include Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Given how unhappy many people are with the Trump/Clinton choice, the numbers voting for the alternatives likely will increase.

#5. Trump is famous, or infamous, for putting little stock in the traditional ground game of identifying and getting supporters to the poll. But not the Republican National Committee.

#6. We will not know until the Election Day results are thoroughly analyzed if there really was/is a vote for Trump that traditional polling techniques are missing. If it proves to be true, the work of Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s Salena Zito will be cited and cited again.

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August 24, 2016

Having dismantled standard pro-abortion talking points, columnist can’t see how illogical it is to stand by and do nothing

National Post’s George Jonas
National Post’s George Jonas
Anyone who keeps track of the abortion debate is painfully aware how amazing it is that some observers can tip-toe right to the edge, conclude that all the reasons for abortion are examples of shoddy and/or self-exculpatory reasoning, and then….punt.

Or better put, say “Forget how I have just decimated the standard pro-choice talking points, because in the end….”

I don’t think I’ve read a better example than George Jonas’s piece for the Canadian newspaper, the National Post. The headline certainly catches the bottom line—“Abortion is a parent’s decision, not the government’s”—but it misses the wrecking ball Jonas wields to dismantle the basic foundation of excuses for abortion.

He tells us right out of the chute

“I don’t necessarily oppose abortion; I oppose fuzzy thinking. I oppose the arguments ‘pro-choicers’ customarily use to support abortion. I find them flimsy at best, and at worst, false.”

For example

“Pro-choicers argue, for instance, that society shouldn’t interfere with what a woman does with her own body. Well, society doesn’t. Society interferes with what she proposes to do with someone else’s body. Few societies expect a woman to keep her baby if it’s inconvenient for her. They only expect her not to kill it.”


“There are those who say that, well, you can outlaw abortion, but women will just keep doing it in back alleys. I suppose on the same basis we could legalize holdups since people keep robbing banks anyway. Others argue that men shouldn’t participate in the debate because they can’t get pregnant, which is true. That’s why I never rely on my credentials as a man in the abortion debate, only on my credentials as an ex-fetus.”

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U.S. Olympic Champion Saves Cousin’s Baby From Abortion: ‘I’ll Adopt Her’

Claressa Shields
Claressa Shields
Claressa Shields made history in Rio as the first U.S. boxer to win back-to-back gold medals. But while the major media outlets praised her historic win, they forgot about her most important personal win.

On Monday, the 21-year-old credited God for her success on Good Morning America after ABC anchor Amy Robach referenced her “difficult childhood.”

How Shields’ past was difficult, Robach didn’t say. But it’s a story well worth telling.

Shields grew up in Flint, Michigan with a father in jail and a mother with drug problems and male “acquaintances” who, Shields said, raped and sexually molested her. Her family relied on food stamps that, she believes, her mother sold for drugs – because food rarely appeared on the table. And when her cousin begged her for abortion money, Shields decided to adopt a baby of her own as a teenager.

Shields revealed to ESPN the story of how she adopted her cousin’s baby in 2014:

A lot of people don’t know, but I adopted a little girl. She’s about 6 months old now. Her name is Klaressa Shields like mine, just spelled with a K. My cousin had her. She already had two kids; she didn’t want to have another. I told her I wanted to have a baby after the Olympics but with my career and everything, I can’t afford to get pregnant right now. So she decided to keep the baby, and now the baby lives with me. I was there for her birth and got to cut her little cord. It was scary seeing her come out. I was like, “What is going on here?” We’re still going through the adoption process, but I have her when I’m at home. When I leave, my best friend’s mom and her birth mother have her.

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August 23, 2016

Missy’s Minute Maid commercial that made the whole world cry

Missy Franklin with her parents
Missy Franklin with her parents
One of Minute Maid’s #doingood commercials had me in complete tears as I was watching the Olympics last week and the amazing Missy Franklin was the reason. I recorded it and kept rewinding and crying as if I was watching her medal.

I only saw the briefest cut of the commercial and not the full cut that was shown at other times. In the commercial spot, Missy Franklin is filmed giving a normal press conference in Denver, Colorado leading up to Rio. She surprised her parents by honoring them in front of the press with a hand written letter explaining how much they mean to the Olympic swimmer.

There are articles being written of Olympian Missy Franklin going home without an individual medal and the disappointment she must feel. But I know one of her greatest accomplishments was never a medal. It was making a simple commercial that went into millions of homes explaining the beauty of life in the womb at unexpected times and how those surprises are really adventures to be had. She showed the world the gratitude of one unexpected child and the love her parents showed in return as they kept wiping their eyes. Had her parents not received their surprise, we would never know this world champion swimmer the way we do.

At the end of the commercial, her dad says to her as they finish a hug, “You’re full of surprises.” Missy laughs through tears and you can hear the whole world sigh. Life is so beautiful, especially the unexpected surprises that come with it.

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Jahi McMath’s mother can attempt to prove she is alive, California court rules

Jahi McMath and mom
Jahi McMath and mom
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and Dr. Frederick Rosen took the position that for purposes of the civil trial, Jahi McMath should be recognized as deceased because she was declared legally dead in January 2014.

The court ruled against them.  The First Appellate Court ruled that Nailah Winkfield can try to prove her now nearly 16-year-old daughter is alive.

“Because the trial court found the record at the pleading stage was inadequate [to determine Jahi’s death] and ‘may require a more developed factual record,’ we conclude, under these circumstances, that this matter should not be resolved at the pleading stage,” the court ordered, according to Matthias Gafni of the Mercury News.

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2016 Senate Elections: Here’s why you MUST Vote!

The next president will nominate a successor for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. He or she will also likely have the opportunity to nominate successors to at least two more justices.

As we anticipate those nominations, perhaps the greatest responsibility we in the political field have right now is to ensure we have a pro-life Senate that will confirm pro-life nominees and block judges who would entrench and expand Roe.

There are a lot of races we will need to work on to accomplish this task. But I know that equipped with the right information, you will go back to your communities and rally the necessary troops to see this through.

This year, there are 34 U.S. Senate seats up for election: 10 Democrat seats and 24 Republican seats.

All of the Democrats up for re-election are pro-abortion.

Please do not fall into the trap of thinking that if you don’t live in one of the “toss-up” states, this election doesn’t affect you. Remember we are all in this together, and we need to support each other, regardless of our location. Find out how you can support your colleagues via social media. Reach out to your friends and family who may live in states with competitive Senate races.

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August 22, 2016

Abortion takes miracles out of the equation

Every baby is a miracle. I’ve heard that saying many, many times, but I understand it a lot better now that I’m working in the pro-life movement.

Especially when I read stories about babies like Hannah.

While Hannah was still in the womb, doctors diagnosed her with Trisomy 18, a chromosomal abnormality that causes most babies to die at birth.

Doctors encouraged Hannah’s mother, Bernadette, to abort her. They said Bernadette’s seven other children would suffer while she was confined to a hospital bed with a high risk pregnancy, but she and her husband refused to kill Hannah in the womb.

Instead, they hoped and prayed. Hannah was born, not without problems, but she lived. Hannah spent a remarkable five years with her family before she died.

Her mother said, “Five beautiful years with her. I just want to tell mothers, ‘Don’t do this [abortion].’ I had to fight through it all. I wanted my baby alive and I wanted to carry her. We would have missed out on all of the beauty of life with my daughter.”

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Choosing “The Simone Perspective”

Simone Biles
Simone Biles
American gymnast Simone Biles’ story is more than one of Olympic gold; it is one of perspective. So what follows below is not an argument, or an “I told you so” moment to the abortion community. It is simply one writer’s thoughts on perspective.

The life-affirming Pregnancy Help Community lives out one perspective every day. Let’s call it, “Potential,” or what we might now term, “The Simone Perspective.” Those who carry a pro-choice label, and those in the abortion lobby, carry another. For fairness’ sake, let’s call it “Realism.”

We know Biles is leaving Rio with four gold medals and a bronze, perhaps giving the world the best Olympic gymnastics performance of all-time.

The world also knows Biles’ story is an amazing one; it’s front-page news that her birthmother battled addiction issues, that Simone and her sister bounced through foster care for years, and that they were adopted by their maternal grandfather and grandmother, Ron and Nellie Biles.

We also understand that Ron and Nellie, through adoption, are in every sense of the word, Simone’s “real” mom and dad. Theirs is a story of faith, fortitude and grace—leading to Simone’s record-shattering accomplishments in Rio.

Here is where perspective comes in. Biles’ parents saw her and discarded the Realism of her circumstances, and now Simone Biles is an Olympic champion.

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August 18, 2016

What a repeal of the Hyde Amendment would mean

The Guttmacher Institute is the abortion industry’s think tank, formerly a “special research affiliate” of Planned Parenthood, whose analyses the media treats reverentially.

If you go to the Guttmacher Policy Review dated September 13, 2013, you’ll learn a primary reason that Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party are determined to repeal the Hyde Amendment, an annually enacted law that prohibits federal Medicaid funding for abortion except in the cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.

In the Review, you’ll find the conclusion that if the Hyde Amendment were repealed, “The number of abortions among Medicaid-eligible women nationwide would be expected to increase by approximately 33,000 [annually].”

Guttmacher sniffs that this would represent “only a 2.5% increase in the number of abortions performed nationwide,” although to anyone who does not draw a paycheck from the Abortion Industry or who has a heart, that is a lot of additional dead babies.

In fact, the impact would be even worse. As NRLC’s Federal Legislation Director Douglas Johnson noted, “It should be kept in mind that the 33,000 projection applies only to Medicaid, but the actual effects of losing the Hyde Amendment would be broader, because some other federal health programs (e.g., Indian Health Service) track the Hyde Amendment policy as well, either by law or as a political matter.”

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“Worse Than Death” Meme Pushes Culture of Death

Assisted suicide is promoted in the USA with fear mongering about the terminally ill suffering with intractable pain for which nothing other than a lethal overdose will suffice.

In actual suicide facilitation, existential issues–such as fears about being a burden or loss of dignity–rather than untreatable pain are the reasons people cite for requesting assisted suicide.

These are important issues that need to be addressed. But, like pain, they are relievable and often respond to compassionate interventions.

The thing is, these very real difficulties also could apply to the non-terminally ill elderly and people with disabilities–threatening these populations with the assisted suicide temptation the more doctor-prescribed death is celebrated in the media and normalized in society.

And now, an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine–in the context of intensive care treatment decisions–creates a new “worse than death” medical category.

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Imagining a Clinton Legacy

Hillary Clinton is a known quantity. As NRL News editor Dave Andrusko so succinctly summarized Clinton’s position, “Abortion for any reason or no reason, as late in pregnancy as desired, paid for by the public.” If she were elected president for four, maybe even eight years, what would be her legacy to this great country?

The short answer? A further entrenchment of abortion on demand and millions more unborn babies whose lives are ended because they are ‘inconvenient’ or someone deemed them not worthy of respect.

In the 1990s, when Hillary’s husband was president, their often quoted position was that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.”

No one in the pro-life community ever believed that cover story, but many did.

Her position became very clear, however, with the Health Security Act, also known as Hillary Care. This “health” plan, formulated by Hillary Clinton and pushed by her husband’s administration, was a dream come true for the abortion industry. It would have required that every health plan or policy sold provide a federally defined benefits package which covered abortion on request; that every working American and every employer must purchase the federal benefits package, including abortion; and that abortion facilities be accessible in every region of every state. In addition, the law would have repealed many state laws on abortion including parental consent, waiting periods, limits on third-trimester abortions, conscience clauses, etc.

In other words, Hillary’s health plan would have been all abortion all the time. The pro-life community worked extremely hard to make sure that Hillary’s plan never became law.

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August 17, 2016

Terminally ill grandmother sees ultrasound in which she learns her grandchild is a girl

There are a gazillion Facebook videos but I’d wager few are as precious as this.

Taylor Masilotti and her mother Donna Callender watching Taylor’s ultrasound.
Taylor Masilotti and her mother Donna Callender
watching Taylor’s ultrasound.
Just three days before she died, Donna Callender lay in bed next to her daughter Taylor Masilotti as the doctor operates an ultrasound machine. The doctor tenderly asks, “Are you ready? You have a daughter.”

“No way,” Callender says, and, momentarily, “Oh, wow. Look at it move.” Before you know it the doctor is patiently pointing out to both women the baby girl’s features– hands, eyes, the umbilical cord, and the like.

Mother and grandmother exchange looks that you have to see to understand. In a story filed by the Daily Mail, we read

‘Wednesday afternoon was one of my forever favorite memories I got to share with my mom,’ Taylor wrote on Facebook.

‘I got to lay next to her, hold her hand and cry happy tears while we found out the gender of the baby.

‘I can’t thank the hospital enough for allowing this to happen. For allowing me to create my last memory with my mom! ’

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August 16, 2016

Euthanasia: Disability Hate Crime, and the silence

People gather in front of the front gate of the Tsukui Yamayurien  facility for the disabled in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, on  July 26.  (Takeshi Iwashita)
People gather in front of the front gate of the Tsukui Yamayurien
facility for the disabled in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture,
on  July 26.  (Takeshi Iwashita)
The Australian News Weekly magazine published an excellent article by Paul Russell, the Executive Director of Hope Australia and Vice Chair of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition-International.

Russell, in his commentary, examines the reaction to the disability hate crime that occurred in a care facility in Sagamirihara, Japan where on July 26, 19 people with disabilities were brutally killed and another 26 people with disabilities were injured.

Russell is essentially commenting on the media response to the killing in his article that he titles: Euthanasia – Disability hate crime: then the rest is silence. He writes

The media characterised the attacks as “senseless” and “incomprehensible”. At one level, this attack on innocent defenceless people by a lone madman is, indeed, “incomprehensible”. But for my many friends in the disability community it is, perhaps, an extreme example of the kind of prejudice that they experience all too often; a chilling and visceral reminder of the subtle and not so subtle discrimination that is never far from them and that echoes through history.

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Have embryonic stem cells hit the wall?

Will Embryonic Stem Cells Ever Cure Anything?
Will Embryonic Stem Cells Ever Cure Anything?” is a skeptical headline which you would expect to read in a conservative journal like the National Review or the Weekly Standard. However, it is a bit surprising to find it in the MIT Technology Review, in a profile of Douglas Melton, a Harvard stem cell scientist.

… no field of biotechnology has promised more and delivered less in the way of treatments than embryonic stem cells. Only a handful of human studies has ever been carried out, without significant results. The cells, culled from IVF embryos, are capable of developing into any other tissue type in the body, and therefore promise an unlimited supply of replacement tissue. Sounds simple, but it hasn’t been.

Melton’s specialty is diabetes. Because this is a complex and widespread disease, governments and companies are willing to spend huge amounts of money to find a cure. They will continue to fund embryonic stem cell research – but whether it succeeds is still unknown.

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“Assigning human attributes to not-yet-human embryos” upsets pro-abortionists

Photoshopping a Fetus Onto Your Pregnant Stomach
The online magazine Slate has a column titled “The XX Factor: What Women Really Think.” Allison Benedikt pondered the meaning of it all in “Photoshopping a Fetus Onto Your Pregnant Stomach Isn’t Just Tacky, It’s Bad for Women.”

How so? Well, it’s all cumulative, Benedikt writes unhappily, this “treat[ing] fetuses like people—including them in our family photo shoots, tagging them on our Facebook walls, giving them their own Twitter accounts.”

The more there is of that “the harder it will be to deny that they are people,” the more difficult it will be to resist “legislators and activists arguing that ‘the unborn child’ inside a pregnant woman’s womb should have the same rights as the living among us.” Woe is me.

Pro-abortionists are not known for understatement (they ARE known for seeing conspiracies everywhere) so it is not surprising that Benedikt grows progressively more unglued as her essay proceeds. From a grudging live-and-let-live (so to speak) perspective in the beginning, by the end abortion advocates who are female are warned that to Photoshop sonograms on their pregnant stomachs is the equivalent of giving aid and comfort to the enemy (that would be us).

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August 15, 2016

They would force you to pay for abortions

Hillary Clinton – want to force you to pay for abortions
Well, it’s official:

The Democratic party – and its standard-bearer, Hillary Clinton – want to force you to pay for abortions.

They’ve long wanted this, of course. But in the just-completed Democratic National Convention, they went further. They passed a platform resolution that says:

“We will continue to oppose—and seek to overturn—federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment.” [emphasis added].

The Hyde Amendment is the annual provision in federal Health and Human Services funding bills that bars any federal tax dollars from being used to pay for elective abortions.

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Mike Pence ably defines his pro-life record, says he is “grateful to be standing with Donald Trump in his strong commitment to the right to life”

Mike Pence on Fox News Sunday
Mike Pence on Fox News Sunday
If you had a chance to watch “Fox News Sunday” yesterday, you know that moderator Chris Wallace grilled pro-life Indiana Gov. and Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence. Which is fine although it would be nice if pro-abortion Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine would get the same level of scrutiny on all the Sunday talk shows.

Our single-issue focus is on what Wallace calls “a lightening round — quick questions, quick answers.” The last exchange in particular. Here it is in its entirety:

WALLACE: Finally, you signed an abortion bill this year that bans a woman for getting an abortion because her fetus has genetic abnormalities. Now, I know that you would like to see Roe versus Wade reversed. But given the fact that it’s still the law of the land, why does the state have the authority to limit the reasons a woman has to end her pregnancy?

PENCE: Well, I’m pro-life, I don’t apologize for it. I’d like to see Roe versus Wade overturned and consigned to the ash heap of history.

We took a stand in the state of Indiana, that frankly many countries have taken, that abortions for the reason of race or sex are morally offensive, and we stand by that. But we also cherish those who have disabilities in the state of Indiana, and taking a step in the direction of protecting the unborn — who are facing physical challenges and disabilities, I think was the right thing to do.

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Hologram ultrasounds and the future of crisis pregnancy work

A prototype hologram display
A prototype hologram ultrasound display
The tech blog The Verge recently profiled the future of computer displays beyond the latest VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) headsets by looking at a prototype hologram display.

A virtual reality headset covers your eyes and projects a computer-generated world (or a specially filmed movie) around you that gives you the feeling that “you are there” and allows you to interact with it.

Augmented reality is different in that the display you wear in front of your eyes actually shows you the world around you, but overlays it with projected images or information that seem like they’re part of this world.

But holograms, as envisioned by the hologram display, would go a step further to create the representation of something three dimensional right in front of you. You’re probably asking yourself what this has to do with the cause for Life?

As you can see from the image above, The Verge illustrated a version of their story with a drawing depicting a 3D hologram ultrasound, and referred in their article to the possibility that the technology could be used to allow expectant mothers to “view an image of their developing baby.”

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Freeport Pregnancy Center Marks 25 Years of Life-Affirming Service

Freeport Pregnancy Center in Illinois
Few of the people working with Freeport Pregnancy Center in Illinois remember the days when their lone staff member met with pregnant women in two windowless rooms. Back then, pregnancy tests were done in a public restroom down the hall. The only material help available came in the form of maternity clothing—stored in a nearby church’s baptistry.

This year on Sunday, June 12, nearly 200 people easily fit into the center’s recently renovated offices to celebrate its 25 years of service. During the open house, visitors toured freshly painted rooms filled with new furniture and flooring, as well as the revamped store for the Earn While Your Learn program. The afternoon culminated in a prayer of dedication for the remodeled center.

Located near low-income housing developments, Freeport Pregnancy Center is within walking distance for women there. But Center Director Emily Giasson’s re-branding efforts aim to help the center appeal to other women as well. She explained, “My vision was that it’s even a place a professional could come and be comfortable: a special place to come and want to come back to.”

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