February 10, 2016

Will 9th Circuit 'go liberal' on Daleiden?

Despite a lower-court ruling barring him from doing it, David Daleiden remains hopeful he will be able to release more undercover videos of abortion advocates discussing the harvesting and sale of aborted babies' body parts.

Since last summer Daleiden has released a series of "sting" videos, mostly of Planned Parenthood officials harvesting and discussing the sale of body parts from aborted babies. A federal judge in San Francisco has made permanent an injunction prohibiting Daleiden and his Center for Medical Progress from releasing videos featuring members of the National Abortion Federation. The NAF is suggesting the release could cause irreparable harm.

OneNewsNow talked with attorney Alexandra Snyder of Life Legal Defense Foundation, who says she's disappointed, but not surprised with the ruling. The impact, she says, is that Daleiden's speech "is still being censored."

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New undercover video shows National Abortion Federation 'really interested' in proposal for fetal-tissue sales

Undaunted by a federal court’s injunction against release of undercover videos involving the National Abortion Federation (NAF), the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has released a new video, in which an NAF representative touts the advantage of a “group purchasing program” to promote sales of fetal tissues.

In the new video—which is not covered under the terms of the injunction granted last week by Judge William Orrick—a NAF official says that a proposal to provide kickbacks to abortion clinics that provide fetal tissues would be “a win-win” and “a really great option to be able to offer our members.”

Judge Orrick, in issuing an injunction against the release of videos filmed at NAF meetings, had charged that the CMP videos “have not been pieces of journalistic integrity, but misleadingly edited videos and unfounded assertions.” The judge insisted that no abortionists had shown an interest in the illegal sale of fetal tissues for profit. The new video released by CMP shows, however, that a NAF representative described a proposal to share profits from tissue sales as “something some of our members would be really interested in.”

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February 9, 2016

3% of population producing 30% of abortions

During Black History Month, a pro-life leader reminds the nation that the most dangerous place for a black baby is in the womb.

Seven years ago, Pastor Walter Hoye of Issues for Life Foundation spent 18 days in jail in Oakland, California, for holding a pro-life sign on a sidewalk in that city. Now he is spreading the truth about the impact of abortion on the black community nationwide. He points first to stats for New York City.

“For every 1,000 live births that we have in the black community in New York City, we have over 12,000 abortions,” he says. “We need to bring this kind of information to the light.”

Nationwide, the figures for how many abortions take place among African Americans are just as dramatic.

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'Clever' Super Bowl ad has pro-life fans

By most accounts, it is a clever, funny commercial – but the fact that it clearly shows a baby in the womb is not a "clump of cells" has evidently offended abortion supporters.

"I thought it was a clever ad; it was funny," says National Right to Life Committee president Carol Tobias. "But what NARAL doesn't like is that it showed the unborn child as a human being with a personality – and they want everybody to think this is just a clump of cells."

Tobias is referring to a Super Bowl ad for Doritos that – via an ultrasound – depicts a preborn baby trying to reach his father's bag of Doritos. The pro-abortion group NARAL Pro-Choice America used Twitter to accuse the ad of "using #anti-choice tactic of humanizing fetuses."

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Pro-life and Pro-Family PACS support State Senator William "Sam" McCann

Three of the major Pro-life and Pro-Family political action committees in the State have come together in strong support of the candidacy of State Senator William "Sam" McCann for the 50th Senate District in the March 15, 2016 Republican Primary.

“Senator McCann has been a strong  voice for the pro-life cause, recently voting against a bill that would have forced crisis pregnancy centers, that devote their efforts to helping women choose Life for their unborn babies, to participate in abortion” said Ralph Rivera, Chairman of Illinois Citizens for Life, PAC and state lobbyist for Illinois Citizens for Life at the State Capitol.

David Smith with Illinois Family Action, PAC also voiced his strong support for Senator McCann, “Sam stood up for families and religious liberty when he voted against the so-called same-sex marriage bill. He has a consistent record of defending our families and our religious liberties.”

“Since being elected to the Illinois Senate, Senator McCann has supported our efforts and has been actively involved with numerous pro-life events to protect unborn lives,” stated Dawn Behnke, President of Illinois Federation for Right to Life, PAC.

The Illinois Citizens for Life and the Illinois Federation for Right to Life PACs are organizations that support candidates who take positions in support of the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. Illinois Family Action, PAC supports candidates who will defend life, family, and religious liberties.

“I am humbled and honored to have the support of these three grassroots organizations that represent many families in my district. I stand with them and will continue to advocate for life, and family, and protect the religious liberties of all Illinoisans,” said State Senator Sam McCann.

February 8, 2016

Abortion group criticizes Doritos for "humanizing fetuses" in Super Bowl ad

The National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL) commented on Twitter about several Super Bowl ads Sunday evening, but they found one especially offensive: the Doritos ad that NARAL said used an "antichoice tactic" of "humanizing fetuses

And NARAL's response:

An array of Tweets pushed back, reminding NARAL that fetuses in human moms are human.

NARAL's abortion policy is to insist mothers' reproduction rights include ending her baby's lives until birth, for any reason, including emotional distress and familial difficulties. They fully support and advocate Planned Parenthood, despite a move nationwide to defund.

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Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction to Prevent the Release of Additional Planned Parenthood Videos

The National Abortion Federation (NAF) has been granted a preliminary injunction by Judge William Orrick to keep David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress from publishing material recorded at NAF's annual meetings in 2014 and 2015.

Essentially, Judge Orrick's ruling came down to a balancing test that pitted Daleiden's First Amendment rights against NAF's assertions that continued publication of videos will result in "irreparable harm." The First Amendment lost.

Although Judge Orrick acknowledged that "debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open" (quoting New York Times v. Sullivan), his ruling prevents accurate information from being included in the public debate on an issue of paramount importance.

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February 4, 2016

House fails to override Obama veto, setting the stage for fall elections

Repeat after me: elections have consequences. In spite of a valiant effort by the pro-life Republican congressional leadership, we were unable to override pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s veto of HR 3762. Currently while we do not have two-thirds to override a presidential veto, the vote accomplished many critically important objectives.

At the top, every voter knows there are 186 members of the House who, rain or shine, scandal or no scandal, will vote to keep hundreds of millions of dollars of federal funds going to Planned Parenthood and protect many parts of Obamacare, including the program that provides tax-based subsidies for about 1,000 health plans that cover elective abortions.

The vote also reminded us of what happens when the occupant of the White House walks arm-in-arm with the abortion industry.

Tuesday tally was 241-186, a vote that came down almost entirely along party lines. All but three Republicans– John Katko and Richard Hanna of New York, and Bob Dold of Illinois–voted to override Obama’s veto of “The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act.”

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Hillary Clinton Punts on Assisted Suicide

Hillary Clinton has a shriveled moral core. When asked about one of the most important and radical social agendas the other night–the euphemistic, “death with dignity”–she wouldn’t take a position.

From the Politico story:

At the town hall, Hillary Clinton fielded what she said was her first campaign question about physician-assisted suicide. Clinton didn’t stake out a position on the controversial issue, but said it will come up more frequently as people live longer with serious illnesses. 

“It is a crucial issue that people deserve to understand from their own ethical, religious and faith-based perspectives,” she said. Clinton added that she wants to examine what other countries, like the Netherlands, have experienced after enacting laws. 

She had no ready answer because she hadn’t yet polled and focus grouped the issue.

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February 3, 2016

Another historical step for the unborn

Today an important historical step occurred on our road to returning protection to the unborn. It won’t lead to a new law – not yet – but it is an important victory nonetheless.

Today, pro-lifers got as close as we’ve come to eliminating virtually all federal funding of Planned Parenthood, and also to repealing major anti-life provisions of Obamacare. Working strategically with pro-life leaders in Congress, we won important votes on the floors of the House and Senate, employing a rarely used procedural technique called Budget Reconciliation to get the bill that we call the “pro-life budget reconciliation bill” to the president’s desk.

That Barack Obama chose to veto the bill, and today got enough of his Democratic House members to vote to uphold his veto, doesn’t end the issue. Not at all.

What it does is to show America what we need to advance from this important step to ultimate enactment: a pro-life president in 2016 who will not veto the bill.

It’s that simple.

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February 2, 2016

Pro-lifers Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and Sen. Marco Rubio finish 1-2-3 in Iowa

Pro-abortionists Clinton and Sanders end in dead-heat

It was worth every minute of a long, long day and night. As you all know by now, the turnout for the Iowa caucuses last night was extremely high (171,000+) with the requisite surprises (there are always surprises in the first in the nation caucus).

Pro-lifers ran the table on the Republican side, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz defeating billionaire businessman Donald Trump 28% to 24%. The big surprise on the GOP side is that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s gamble paid off. His campaign said he had intended to leave early to gear up in New Hampshire, saw a surge coming, and stayed in Iowa. His reward was to finish a strong third with 23%.

On the Democratic side, pro-abortion Hillary Clinton cautiously sort of declared victory last night; as of this morning she is ahead of pro-abortion Democratic Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders by a hair–3/10ths of one percent. Clinton–at one time ahead by 30 points over Sanders in opinion polls–probably put it best when she said she was “breathing a big sigh of relief.”

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Standing up against the barrage of pro-abortion propaganda to use Zika virus as a reason to tear down protective abortion laws

There is nothing–nothing wonderful, nothing tragic, and nothing in-between–that the Abortion Lobby will not attempt to exploit to further its ever-expanding death agenda.

By now we probably all know that the Zika virus is spread by a particular mosquito. Ordinarily the symptoms are relatively mild but with pregnant women it has been linked to a rise in the number of babies born with microcephaly–abnormally small heads and incomplete brain development.

The range of microcephaly, like any neurological disorder, ranges from relatively mild to severe.

Today, for only the fourth time ever, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern.

So what is notorious online abortion service Women On Web offering? Money to develop a vaccine? Of course not.

For women who are nine weeks pregnant or less “free abortion medication to women in the Zika virus zone.”

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Illinois pro-life activist's home vandalized

When Illinois pro-life activist Jill Stanek returned home Sunday night from a vacation with her family, she found a cinder block had been thrown through their living room window with a note attached saying, "Quit the pro-life bullsh*t."

"In the scheme of things this was nothing. But having my home vandalized was a first for me in the prolife movement," Stanek wrote on her Facebook page. "As if they thought this would make me stop?"

Stanek, who has been active in the pro-life movement since 1999, said the police suggested not publicizing, but resisted, saying she wasn't going to let pro-choice violence go unchecked.

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February 1, 2016

Apple correcting “flaw” in inquiries about abortion

Pro-abortionists are, if not feeling overjoyed, pleased that Apple has made changes which have corrected flaws in the algorithm that may have directed Siri and Apple Map users seeking information about the nearest abortion clinic to a crisis pregnancy center rather than Planned Parenthood.

Then and now the usual suspects were infuriated that “Siri,” an advanced voice-recognition app available on Apple’s iPhone, was not responding ”properly” to the question, “I am pregnant and do not want to be. Where can I go to get an abortion?”

At the time Apple said there was no pro-life agenda. What had happened, it said, “simply means that as we bring Siri from beta to a final product, we find places where we can do better and we will in the coming weeks.”

The report said identical Siri queries now return a host of relevant facilities run by Planned Parenthood and other institutions. Further, Siri appears to be parsing questions more accurately, as adoption agencies that previously sat at the top of the list are now near the bottom.

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Why our Movement is so upbeat as we enter 2016

Let’s examine at how the two sides look at the current state of the abortion battle.

On one side are pro-abortionists so shaky about their prospects, so nervous about the drift of the battle over abortion that they pounce on even their most dedicated congressional allies if the timbre of their pronouncements sounds off ever so slightly.

That would include House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) and Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fl.) The latter was pilloried for daring to question whether younger pro-abortion feminists were sufficiently gung-ho for the nearly 69-year-old Hillary Clinton. The former was censured for telling The Hill that she wasn’t for abortion on demand. As always is the case with Pelosi, that was just a rhetorical ruse but it upset NARAL whose ears perked up when they heard Pelosi say those words.

On the other side are pro-lifers brimming with confidence. A Republican Congress has just passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood for a year and repeal parts of ObamaCare. That it was vetoed by a pro-abortion president only shows that we need someone in the White House who respects life.

Naturally, running-on-fumes President Obama vetoed the bill but during the debate House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.) explained, “When a Republican president takes over next year, we can use reconciliation again.”

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January 28, 2016

Once again, media ignores March for Life

According to the Media Research Center (MRC), the coverage from ABC, CBS, and NBC was even worse than in previous years. Katie Yoder, staff writer and analyst for MRC’s Culture department, reports that ABC mentioned the March for Life once, but it was in the context of people being stranded due to the winter storm.

Regardless, she tells OneNewsNow this year's rally had greater significance because of last summer's release of the undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the illegal sales of aborted baby body parts.

"During the march, I was there, and there were billboards up playing footage from these videos while the marchers were marching," she shares. "That makes this march especially relevant this year because of the Planned Parenthood videos."

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Planned Parenthood in South Carolina fights fine for cooking the remains of aborted babies

South Carolina has a long history of grotesque abortion stories — from aborting a baby who lived 21-days to documenting an abortionist grinding up babies’ bodies in a common sink disposal.

The most recent disgusting revelation involves all three abortion facilities in South Carolina, but most prominently Planned Parenthood in Columbia, S.C. According to the duly authorized investigation by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), the PPFA staff has been illegally cooking the bodies of aborted babies who were then dumped in garbage landfills.

Planned Parenthood got caught and heavily fined for illegally disposing of the “products of conception,” the technical name for aborted babies. Now the abortion giant is fighting to keep from paying the fine while shrieking that the government is on a politically motivated “witch hunt.” Never mind that DHEC uncovered the nauseating “health care” practices in the state’s abortion industry.

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January 27, 2016

Planned Parenthood investigator protected as undercover journalist, lawyer says

The Planned Parenthood investigators indicted by a Houston grand jury on Monday were not breaking the law as they are undercover journalists, maintains the lawyer for the lead investigator, David Daleiden.

Daleiden’s use of a false identification, linked to his undercover report on Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, is “standard undercover technique” and is allowed under Texas law, Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society told CNA.

Daleiden, the project lead for the “citizen journalist” team Center for Medical Progress, and his fellow worker Sandra Merritt, were indicted Jan. 25 by a grand jury for “tampering with a government record.” Additionally, Daleiden was indicted for the purchase or sale of human organs, a misdemeanor charge.

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January 26, 2016

Grand jury indicts leaders behind undercover Planned Parenthood videos

A Houston grand jury on Monday indicted the leaders behind the undercover videos which exposed Planned Parenthood’s role in offering fetal tissue for compensation. The grand jury had been investigating alleged misconduct by Planned Parenthood.

David Daleiden, project lead at the Center for Medical Progress, and fellow worker Sandra Merritt were indicted Jan. 25 on a second-degree felony charge of “tampering with a governmental record.”

Daleiden was also indicted for a misdemeanor charge of “purchase and sale of human organs,” according to Brian M. Rosenthal of the Houston Chronicle.

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Monster storm can't keep massive crowds from March for Life

Despite weather forecasts calling for what might end up being the worst blizzard in over a century, tens of thousands flooded the nation’s capital Friday to support the dignity of life.

Held every year on or around Jan. 22, the March for Life in Washington, D.C., marks the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion throughout the country. In recent years, estimated attendance at the march has ranged from 250,000 to more than half a million.

Weather forecasts of up to 30 inches of snow beginning the day of the march forced some groups to cancel their trips this year. Nonetheless, huge crowds spilled out across the National Mall as thousands upon thousands of marchers – primarily young people – braved the blizzard to show their support for life.

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Pro-lifers brave blizzard at March for Life

Tens of thousands of pro-life activists defied freezing temperatures and the approach of a gigantic snowstorm to join in the 43rd March for Life in Washington, DC, on January 22.

The annual march, held on the anniversary of the notorious Roe v. Wade decision that struck down laws against abortion, was held despite predictions that an approaching blizzard would bring two feet of snow to the area. The snow began to fall as the participants marched toward the Supreme Court building.

With airports shutting down and highways quickly becoming impassible, thousands of the pro-lifers who traveled to Washington for the march faced the likelihood that they would be stranded in the city for the weekend-- in many cases without a place to stay. Organizers of the March for Life had urged people to be cautious about traveling to the city in light of the dire forecasts, but had vowed that the march would be held regardless of weather conditions.

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