July 20, 2018

We will save the unborn through the courts

We will save the unborn through the courts

The courts are absolutely essential to saving unborn babies. From Roe v. Wade onward, abortion advocates have only been able to impose their extreme agenda because of rulings of unelected judges rather than the democratic process.

In order to break the pro-abortion stranglehold and return the power back to the people, confirming judges who respect the Constitution and the protections it affords is imperative.  A court ruling this past weekend shows just how pivotal this is.

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Pro-abortion Hollywood preparing propaganda movies to save Roe v. Wade

Elizabeth Moss will star in the pro-abortion film 'Call Jane.'
As pro-abortion politicians, activists, journalists, and pundits express outrage over the prospect of a second Trump Supreme Court nominee helping overturn Roe v. Wade, several movies are currently in the works hoping to stoke fears about a post-Roe America.

As highlighted by Townhall’s Amy Furr, no less than three films are in the works about the Jane Collective, an underground network that helped women obtain illegal abortions in the years before the 1973 case. They include Cait Cortelyou’s Ask for Jane, Simon Curtis’ Call Jane (starring Elizabeth Moss, pictured), and Amazon Studios’ This Is Jane which takes place in Chicago, all of which ABC News reports, tackle the material through a decidedly pro-abortion lens.

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Of all places, CNN writes comprehensively about abortion polling

Of all places, CNN writes comprehensively about abortion polling
Grace Sparks should be given credit for acknowledging what we’ve been saying for about, say, 30 years. And that is (and this is my wording) you can fix the results not by out-and-out lying but by choosing not to make even a token effort at complexity.

Sparks starts with a very keen point.

All polling used below is from Gallup. Due to question wording and methodological differences, using one pollster to compare numbers is the best way to ensure consistency.

True, but also Gallup is to be praised for going the extra step which assists anyone genuinely interested in what abortions a majority of the public will accept. For example,

There are a few ways to frame the number of people who say abortion should be legal or illegal. Technically, in the most recent Gallup poll, conducted in late May, 79% think that abortion should be legal under any or certain circumstances. However, out of that, a plurality are saying it should only be legal in a few circumstances (50%), with three-in-10 saying it should be legal in any. Only 18% said abortion should be illegal in all circumstance

I went back to the Gallup poll and the 50% is actually 53%.

The result is that 43% of Americans say abortion should be legal in all (29%) or most (14%) circumstances, while a majority of 53% say it should be legal in only a few (35%) or no circumstances (18%). [Underlining is mine.]

But the point is there is a majority (53%) says abortion should not be legal in any circumstance (18%) or “only in a few” (35%). To the best of my knowledge “few” has never been teased out, but it likely means the “hard” cases of life of mother, rape, or incest.

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July 19, 2018

Three Myths of the Pro-Life Movement Exposed

Three Myths of the Pro-Life Movement Exposed

Anyone who has read much about abortion in the news, or commented on an abortion discussion on Facebook or Twitter, has likely encountered three myths in one form or another. Sadly, blog comments or Facebook debates rarely elevate the discussion. Instead, emotion often rules the day. On the surface, the following statements may seem to be reality; closer examination reveals that their justifications are mythical, not rational.

Myth #1. The Pro-Life movement is “pro-forced birth” - The desire of pro-life people is not that we want to force women to do what they don’t want to do, but rather that our social values change to the point that people no longer desire abortion.

Myth #2. The pro-life movement does not care about women, just babies - The cause of life compels the protection not only of the unborn, but of the mother as well. We understand that women need compassion, hope, and help when facing pregnancy decisions. Our desire to protect women is not predicated on their views on abortion; pro-life advocates have been at the forefront of calling for increased regulatory oversight to ensure the safety of women seeking abortion at abortion clinics.

Myth # 3. The pro-life movement only cares about babies in the womb, but disregards their needs when they are born - Pregnancy centers provide services for the poor, minority, and at-risk babies before and after their birth. If these centers only cared about them in the womb, why would they provide parenting classes, diapers, financial support, and other aid to these children and their mothers? Clearly, their actions indicate that this accusation is unfounded.

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What could happen if Roe v. Wade is overturned?

What could happen if Roe v. Wade is overturned?
Predictions are high for the overturn of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that required all 50 states to allow abortion on demand. But what would actually happen across the United States if Roe fell? One answer is that it would depend on how the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe. Let’s briefly explore what could happen in a post-Roe America.

Abortion could be returned to the states - If the Supreme Court flatly overturns Roe v. Wade, declaring its former decision unconstitutional, abortion would return to the jurisdiction of each state.

Abortion could be made illegal under the 5th and 14th Amendments - Both the 5th and 14th Amendments give human beings — not just citizens — the right to equal protection under the law. When a fundamental right — the right to life being chief among them — is violated, and the government approves through law, action, or intentional inaction, the Supreme Court considers this discrimination.

Pregnant women will still need empowerment and practical support - Some of these mothers will still be in difficult or dangerous circumstances. There will be a greater need than ever for pregnancy resource centers and medical clinics that serve pregnant mothers and their children.

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Statistics Reveal many Abortions are happening later in Pregnancy

100K later term abortions in 2014 per Guttmacher (Graph image: Guttmacher Institute)
A recent state abortion data reveals that later-term abortions in some states were as high as 15 to 17 percent of all abortions reported. National abortion data reveals that over 100,000 abortions occur in the second and third trimesters each year. Polls show that the American public is uneasy with aborting a child beyond the first trimester (13 weeks and up) and believe it should be restricted after this point.

It is clear from previous reports that late-term abortions are not being committed solely for health reasons. In several states, including New Mexico, taxpayers are actually forced to fund late-term procedures (after the 20th week) done for any reason the woman desires.

In 2014, more than 100,000 abortions took place in the 2nd and 3rd trimester...

- 13-15 weeks (6.2%): 57,424
- 16-20 weeks (3.8%): approximately 35,195
- 21 weeks and greater (1.3%): approximately 12,040

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Pro-abortion groups panic, ramp up efforts to keep Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court

Judge Brett Kavanaugh and President Donald Trump

As America awaits the confirmation hearings on whether Judge Brett Kavanaugh will join the U.S. Supreme Court, pro-abortion activists continue to work to build opposition to President Donald Trump’s latest nominee.  The GOP’s 50-49 Senate majority can withstand one defection and still confirm Kavanaugh with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie. Two “no” votes from the GOP would force Republicans to sway at least one of three red-state Democrats.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL, and other pro-abortion women’s groups are joining an army of left-wing groups to organize a “Stand for Justice” rally on August 26, International Women’s Day, to demand that senators block Kavanaugh, Breitbart reports.

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Governor Rauner appointed retiring pro-life State Rep. Patti Bellock to direct the Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Governor Rauner appointed retiring pro-life State Rep. Patti Bellock to direct the Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Governor Rauner and his wife have donated thousands and thousands of dollars to abortion provider Planned Parenthood, he signed into law a measure forcing Illinois taxpayers to pay for abortions for any reason, and the same law he lauded protects the right to abortion if Roe vs Wade is overturned. This move upset Democrats because the Governor is now "waffling" on the abortion issue because Rep. Bellock has a solid pro-life voting record.

Rep. Bellock while in the General Assembly, consistently voted no on issues related to reproductive health, she voted 'no' on HB40 and has a consistent record on voting against bills promoting reproductive health.

Along with voting against HB40, then-Assemblywoman Bellock over the years voted against requiring healthcare workers to discuss abortion as a health option, against stem-cell research, against allowing minors to obtain an abortion with parental consent, against health-insurance plans to cover birth control and against expanding sex education curriculum.

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July 18, 2018

Idaho's Miracle Baby 'Baby Christopher' Went Home with His Family on Friday, July 13

Baby Christopher Ruben at his mother's grave. First stop after being released from the hospital.
Baby Christopher Ruben was a 23-week pre-born child who faced incredible odds after his mother (Malinda) had a stroke and was being kept alive on life support.

Medical professionals at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center worked passionately to ensure "Baby Christopher Ruben" would be delivered safely. This would mark the first time a procedure of this kind has ever occurred in the State of Idaho. With four other hospitals having denied transfer requests, a team of doctors of St. Alphonsus courageously embraced the impossible.

Five months and nine days after Baby Christopher Ruben was born, Idaho's Miracle Baby was healthy and strong enough to be released from the hospital and went home with his family on Friday, July 13, 2018.

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Planned Parenthood suit against Trump prioritizing abstinence education rejected by Judge

Planned Parenthood suit against Trump prioritizing abstinence education rejected by Judge

In May, three Planned Parenthood groups and the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) sued the administration over the Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) February guidelines overhauling how it evaluated applications for Title X family planning grants.  The new rules gave priority to abstinence, ease of primary care access, more family participation, and cooperation with faith-based groups.

On Monday, District Court Judge for the District of Columbia Trevor McFadden, sided with the Trump administration in the lawsuit challenging its move to prioritize faith-based, abstinence-focused programs for dispensing family-planning dollars.

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July 17, 2018

Miscarriage in the age of abortion: Women aren’t mourning ‘a jumble of cells’

Miscarriage in the age of abortion: Women aren’t mourning ‘a jumble of cells’

Women who lose children to miscarriage are angry at the loss of their babies and angry that society doesn’t care. Rather than receiving comfort during a difficult time, they are told, “try again” or “move on.” Their post-abortive friends tell them they know how they feel. Their pregnant friends ignore their pain.

Tommy’s, an organization dedicated to saving babies from premature birth and miscarriage, has announced its #TogetherForChange campaign, bringing awareness to the fact that social media plays a huge role in pregnancy, from sharing the first exciting news of the pregnancy to the baby’s birth. But when a family suffers a miscarriage, seeing friends’ happy social media posts about pregnancy and birth become heartbreaking. It is worse when pro-abortion friends claim to understand their pain and pro-abortion organizations — like Planned Parenthood — claim abortion and miscarriage are the same. If we’re supposed to celebrate abortion, why should we mourn miscarriage?

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Vagisil adds abortion-causing emergency contraceptive to product line

Vagisil adds abortion-causing emergency contraceptive to product line

When you think of Vagisil, the first thing that probably comes to mind is “itch relief,” or something along those lines — not “emergency contraceptive.” And yet, that is exactly what Vagisil has added to its product line.

Vagisil’s new “products” tab on its website is a subtle deception. The vaginal care company recently introduced a new contraceptive — while conveniently leaving out the fact that it can act as an abortifacient, meaning it can expel an already-fertilized new human being. Preventeza actually contains the same ingredient, levonorgestrel, as Plan B, also known as the morning after pill.

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July 16, 2018

Pro-Life docs upset at pro-abortion push

Pro-Life docs upset at pro-abortion push

The American Board of Obsetrics and Gynecology wants a sub-specialty certification known as "Complex Family Planning" and it's asking the American Board of Medical Specialties to approve it.

A late-term abortion would occur in the second and even third trimesters but Dr. Donna Harrison of the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists says by that age a baby can survive outside the womb.

"But, see, the point of an abortion at that gestational age," says Harrison, "is to make sure that the baby is dead. So it's to produce a dead baby. It's not to save a mother's life."

If that were the case, Harrison says the doctor would perform a C-section so the mother and child would have a chance at life.

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Baby Oliver saved in U.S. after UK doctors said his heart couldn’t be fixed

Baby Oliver saved in U.S. after UK doctors said his heart couldn’t be fixed
Most parents would readily cross oceans to save their child’s life, with no thought as to the cost or distance. But for some children in the UK, like Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard, that simply wasn’t an option they were given. Oliver Cameron is one of the fortunate ones, though, and thanks to the tireless efforts of his parents and doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital, Oliver is alive and thriving today.

When Oliver was born in the United Kingdom, he had a large, non-cancerous tumor in his heart, called a cardiac fibroma. It was so rare that doctors in the UK weren’t able to treat it. Only a handful had even seen it.  Their research led them to Boston Children’s Hospital, where another little girl, Francesca, had successfully had her large cardiac tumor removed. In November of 2017, Oliver underwent the eight-hour surgery, which went better than expected. “Dr. del Nido warned us that they may not be able to remove the entire tumor because it was so large, but that he would remove as much as possible,” Lydia explained. “So when they told us he had removed all of it, we were so happy we just burst into tears.”

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India ‘celebrated’ World Population day by setting up sterilization camps

India ‘celebrates’ World Population day by setting up sterilization camps

India celebrated World Population Day by setting up sterilization camps for men and women in poor districts of the country. In observing the World Population Day, the health department of Meerut [in] the city in Uttar Pradesh organized a fortnight-long drive of sterilization and distribution of contraceptive pills with the aim of reducing the fertility rate of the district.

The 2018 World Population Day celebrates the theme “Family Planning is a human right,” pointing to the proclamation of [the] United Nations International Conference on Human Rights in Tehran, which states, “The protection of the family and of the child remains the concern of the international community. Parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing of their children.”

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Pro-abortion writer laments the power of “cutting edge science” to aid the pro-life cause

It’s gotten to the point where in many places you can have a legal abortion in one part of the hospital of a baby who can be a patient in the neonatal unit in another part of the hospital, and have a good chance of survival.

I often wonder if pro-abortionists actually listen to what they say or read what they write?

Jessica Glenza writes for the London-based pro-abortion Guardian newspaper and has a post today under the curious title, “How anti-abortion activists use cutting edge science to justify ever stricter laws.”

I know nothing about Dr. Edward Bell, a neonatologist who “treats the tiniest babies at University of Iowa,” other than what Glenza quotes him as saying. If we accept her characterization, Dr. Bell is not happy that pro-lifers want to know about younger and younger preemies who’ve survived.

While the doctor said he considers attention from anti-abortion campaigners a distraction from his work with premature children, he also acknowledged viability is “a moving target.”

“It’s gotten to the point where in many places you can have a legal abortion in one part of the hospital of a baby who can be a patient in the neonatal unit in another part of the hospital, and have a good chance of survival. And that’s unacceptable to some people,” Bell said, explaining how medical advances and abortion restrictions converge.

Consider his amazing conclusion. It’s “unacceptable to some people” that in one wing of a hospital, doctors and nurses are doing everything to save a baby while in another wing of the same hospital an abortionist is about to kill a baby of the exact same age.

That ought to be “unacceptable” to every morally sentient human being.

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July 13, 2018

Get the facts: Thousands of women weren’t dying from abortion before Roe v. Wade

Get the facts: Thousands of women weren’t dying from abortion before Roe v. Wade
In the days leading up to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in America, pro-choice advocates claimed hundreds of thousands of women had died from illegal abortions. Because of this, several lawmakers voted to decriminalize abortion prior to Roe, and even today, some lawmakers are hesitant to outlaw it because of this lie. These statistics were invented by the same people who would profit from the procedure’s legalization.

False Claim: 5,000-10,000 women died annual from illegal abortion before Roe.

FACT: These statistics were made up. The real number was a mere fraction of this.

Abortionist Bernard Nathanson admitted that he and others fabricated large numbers of deaths from illegal terminations prior to Roe. Nathanson and Larry Lader, a Margaret Sanger biographer, worked to decriminalize abortion laws. Together, they and others founded NARAL (then known as the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws).

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Abortion decline shows women don’t need abortion; ‘1 in 3’ is now ‘1 in 4’

Abortion decline shows women don’t need abortion; ‘1 in 3’ is now ‘1 in 4’

In 1992, the Guttmacher Institute estimated that 43 percent of women of child-bearing age would undergo an abortion during their lifetimes based on the abortion rate (the number of abortions per 1,000 women) and survey information. This would mean close to 1 in 2 women would have abortions at some point in their lifetimes.

That estimate never materialized.

Pro-abortion groups frequently try to use statistics like these to normalize abortions. But even those statistics are telling a different story. Before the latest revision, the estimated lifetime incidence of abortion was updated in 2008 to 30 percent of women, or 3 in 10, which was rounded up to 1 in 3 for national pro-abortion campaigns — a claim that has been debunked. Yet abortion advocates continued to run with the numbers, until last fall, when they had to revise them again… this time, to 1 in 4.

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Why PPFA would never want the Black Abortion Rate explained


Can you imagine the response of Planned Parenthood or New York’s reliably pro-abortion-to the-max Gov. Andrew Cuomo to this proposal made yesterday by Wall Street Journal columnist Jason L. Riley?

Let’s Talk About the Black Abortion Rate

How about no, absolutely no, positively no, and “you must be a racist for asking it”?

There are many, many secrets PPFA and its allies desperately want kept hidden. After the grim fact that they believe in and promote abortion for any reason throughout the entire nine months of pregnancies, probably no truth is more threatening to them than the incredibly disproportionate number of black babies who are aborted.

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July 12, 2018

Recent polls on public support for Roe v. Wade are likely inaccurate

Recent polls on public support for Roe v. Wade are likely inaccurate
Justice Kennedy’s announcement that he is retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court has dramatically raised salience of sanctity-of-life issues. Supporters of legal abortion and their allies in the mainstream media are working tirelessly to generate opposition to a constitutionalist nominee who might vote to weaken or overturn the Roe v. Wade decision. One key talking point among many abortion-rights groups is that Roe is a decision that enjoys broad public support and should be considered settled. Indeed, a flurry of polls released in recent days by NBC News/Survey Monkey, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Quinnipiac University all purportedly find that over 60 percent of respondents support Roe v. Wade.

These polls are all misleading for several reasons. First, a significant number of Americans are unfamiliar with the Roe v. Wade decision. A Pew Research Center poll taken in 2013 found that only 62 percent of respondents were aware that Roe v. Wade dealt with abortion. Seventeen percent thought Roe v. Wade dealt with some other public-policy issue and 20 percent were unfamiliar with the decision. Furthermore, even many who realize Roe v. Wade dealt with abortion fail to understand the full implications of the decision. Many wrongly think that overturning Roe v. Wade would result in national ban on abortion, instead a reversal of Roe would return the issue to the states.

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Oprah’s Magazine Encourages Women to Shout Their Abortions

Oprah’s Magazine Encourages Women to Shout Their Abortions

O magazine, the publication published by media mogul Oprah Winfrey, contains a jarring image in its latest edition. It shows a woman with a t-shirt that encourages women to “shout” their abortions.

Pro-abortion stories by the media are nothing new. But the boldness and insensitivity shown by this article are especially troubling.

Women across the country testify that they have been greatly harmed by abortion and its aftermath.

Consider the courageous women who have submitted their testimonies to the organization known as the Silent No More Awareness Campaign.

These brave women, and countless others like them, are not shouting their abortions. They are crying out in pain. Let’s respect these women by listening to them and reaching out to them in love. In this way, their wounds can heal, and they can truly be silent no more.

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Amnesty International adopts new broad pro-abortion policy to “respect human rights”

Amnesty International has changed its abortion policy to one of broad support for “safe and legal abortion.”

Amnesty International has changed its abortion policy to one of broad support for “safe and legal abortion.”

In 2007, the human rights organization dropped its neutral position on abortion, but insisted that it only opposed criminalizing abortion, and didn’t “promote it as a human right.” However, after years of aggressively promoting abortion all over the world, this pretense has now been dropped.

The organization quickly became one of the biggest promoters of abortion in the world. It campaigned for abortion in Ireland years before this year’s referendum, releasing a video that many commentators denounced as being anti-catholic. They actively campaigned for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment (and activists were filmed making misleading statements about abortion in Ireland) and since then have been at the forefront of calls to impose abortion on Northern Ireland.

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July 11, 2018

VIDEO: Celebrities supporting MeToo ignore that Planned Parenthood aids abusers

Celebrities supporting MeToo ignore that Planned Parenthood aids abusers

The MeToo and TimesUp movement have so far been silent, refusing to condemn the decades-long complicity of Planned Parenthood in failing to report child sexual abuse, highlighted in Live Action’s recently released Aiding Abusers docuseries. Live Action’s Aiding Abusers report includes horrific accounts of child sexual abuse compiled from criminal court cases, civil lawsuits, news reports, and health department reports — some previously published in the public record by other pro-life and legal organizations — as well as newer cases which detail how victims as young as 12 were taken to Planned Parenthood for abortions, and then returned to their abusers for additional abuse.

The latest video release from Live Action draws attention to those who claim to stand with women who have been victims of abuse, but lend their voices in support of an organization which aids abusers and traffickers. It features contrasting statements from celebrities and supporters of Planned Parenthood, driving home the idea that “If you support Time’s Up and Me Too… then you can’t support Planned Parenthood.”



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President Trump’s SCOTUS Pick Judge Brett Kavanaugh Will Need Your Help!

President Trump’s SCOTUS Pick Judge Brett Kavanaugh Will Need Your Help!

The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) commended President Donald Trump for his decision to nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat soon to be vacated by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

“All too often, democratically enacted laws to protect unborn children and other vulnerable humans have been overridden by judges who abuse their power to impose their own policy preferences,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Judge Kavanaugh’s record, viewed as a whole, indicates a willingness to enforce the rights truly based on the text and history of the Constitution, while otherwise leaving policymaking in the hands of elected legislators.”

“Judge Kavanaugh is exceptionally well qualified to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court – and like Neil Gorsuch, he will be subjected to a smear campaign by those on the Left who are addicted to the imposition of social policy by judicial decree,” commented Douglas Johnson, senior policy advisor to National Right to Life.

The pro-abortionists and the far-left wing have already announced they will spend millions of dollars to fight to block Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

In the history of the right-to-life movement, there has never been a more important time for us to come together and stand united.

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July 10, 2018

Life Legal Defense Foundation Has Planned Parenthood Cornered In Body Part Trafficking Case

Life Legal Defense Foundation Has Planned Parenthood Cornered In Body Part Trafficing Case

Life Legal has backed Planned Parenthood into a corner over its illegal trafficking in baby parts. In two weeks, Planned Parenthood will have to explain to Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu of California's Northern District why it has refused to respond to interrogatories from Life Legal on behalf of the Center for Medical Progress.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and several Planned Parenthood affiliates sued CMP and its founder, David Daleiden, two and a half years ago in federal district court, asserting fifteen claims ranging from racketeering to invasion of privacy. Their lawsuit alleges that the videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors callously discussing the price of baby parts were "misleadingly edited" to make it appear that Planned Parenthood clinics were violating federal and state laws against profiting from the sale of fetal parts. Planned Parenthood claims it brought the lawsuit to "further expose the falsity" of the videos and recover millions of dollars in damages for the alleged harm the videos caused to Planned Parenthood by CMP's allegations of criminal activity. According to Planned Parenthood, all that's needed to prove their case is their own statement that they did not make much money relative to the size of their organization.

"Planned Parenthood is mounting the 'millionaire shoplifter' defense," said Life Legal Executive Director Alex Snyder. "They claim that their affiliates are so rich, they could not possibly have a profit motive for violating federal law, and therefore the CMP videos must be false. The court should see through this specious reasoning and order Planned Parenthood to provide documentation of its baby body parts revenue and expenses."

The matter will be heard on July 19 at the Federal Courthouse in Oakland, California.

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Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh is Donald Trump’s choice to succeed the pro-abortion, pro-gay Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, the president announced Monday night.

Kavanaugh has the enthusiastic support of many conservative legal commentators and a reputation for rooting his decisions in the plain text and original understanding of the Constitution. However, some pro-lifers remain wary.

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Illinois taxpayer-funded abortions increase at least 274 percent in first six months of 2018

Illinois taxpayer-funded abortions increase at least 274 percent in first six months of 2018

Illinois taxpayers paid for nearly four times more abortions in the first six months of 2018 than the year before and one state lawmakers expects the total number to eventually be much larger.

Records of the number of abortion reimbursement requests Illinois News Network obtained through an open records request from the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services showed 84 abortions from January to June last year. The same time period this year, there were 314 abortions. That’s a 274 percent increase of taxpayer-funded abortions.

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July 9, 2018

Diamond & Silk slam Democrats: They fight for immigrant children but not preborn babies

Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson AKA Diamond and Silk

The conservative video blogging duo Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, AKA Diamond and Silk, took aim at the double standard of the Democrat Party’s pro-abortion stance Friday in their latest fiery video commentary.

Early on in the video, Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway blasted the “Dummy-crats” for “fighting in the streets hard to abolish ICE, but they did not fight to end slavery, to abolish slavery.” Shortly afterward, Rochelle “Silk” Richardson followed up by declaring that "Democrats fight for separation of babies from their mothers’ breasts, but refuse to fight for the innocent children being separated from their mothers’ womb.”

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Arkansas AG appeals decision thwarting state’s law regulating chemical abortions

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge

To Arkansas State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s great credit, each and every time Planned Parenthood of the Great Plains wins an injunction from U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker, Rutledge immediately files an appeal.

On Monday, roughly a half hour after Judge Baker’s previous restraining order against Arkansas’ “Abortion-Inducing Drugs Safety Act” expired, Baker issued a preliminary injunction. This action came exactly 32 days after the United States Supreme Court, without comment, allowed Arkansas to enforce Act 577.

On Thursday, the attorney general’s office filed notice that the state is appealing.

Arkansas’ law, which is, as the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Linda Satter explained, “a section of Act 577 of 2015,” requires abortion clinics providing chemical abortifacients to have a contract with another physician with admitting privileges at a local hospital who agrees to handle any complications. The injunction was similar to the one Judge Baker issued in March 2016 which a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dissolved last summer, a decision which on May 29th the Supreme Court allowed to stand.

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'Overturn Roe' -- White House Rally July 9 - All Day Vigil to Support Trump's Promise to Overturn Roe

'Overturn Roe' -- White House Rally July 9 - All Day Vigil to Support Trump's Promise to Overturn Roe

On Monday, July 9, beginning at 10:00 a.m., pro-lifers from 6 states will gather for an all day vigil at the White House. They will remain until after President Trump announces his Supreme Court pick at 9:00 p.m.

Randall Terry, the Founder of Operation Rescue, is organizing this event in conjunction with several pro-life leaders and organizations: W.A.K.E.U.P.; Defend Life; LifeGuard; and Society for Truth and Justice. As the list grows, further updates will be given.

Graphic signs showing the victims of abortion will be present. Signs will also declare:

"Abortion is Murder: Overturn Roe!"

and

"President Trump: Protect God's Unborn Babies!"

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Illinois Taxpayer-Funded Abortions Offer No Real Help for Women… Only Death

Chicago Tribune glorifies taxpayer funded abortion
Live Action News has previously documented how taxpayers in several states are footing the bill to pay for abortions, even repeat or multiple abortions. A newly-enacted law in Illinois provides state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions, and the media is salivating to cheer it on. But tragically, rather than direct women to resources which can help them with options other than abortion, many in the media are glorifying the use of taxpayer dollars for abortions as the best solution for pregnant women in need.

One such case, highlighted recently by the Chicago Tribune, involved a woman of low income who received a Medicaid-funded abortion at a Planned Parenthood of Illinois facility. She claimed in her statement to the paper, “I don’t have any help. That’s why I’m making the decision I am now.”

We can’t deny the fact that women can face many struggles during pregnancy, which the profitable abortion industry can exploit. After all, the abortion industry knows that repeat abortions occur more frequently when they are taxpayer-funded.

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July 5, 2018

Judge halts Indiana law requiring reporting of abortion complications

Judge halts Indiana law requiring reporting of abortion complications
A federal judge has imposed a preliminary injunction blocking an Indiana law requiring abortion complications to be reported to the state. Indiana Right to Life noted on June 29, 2018:

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU filed suit in April to block two portions of the law: first, that physicians, hospitals and abortion facilities report when a woman is injured by an abortion; second, that abortion operators must disclose greater amounts of information when attempting to open a new abortion facility in Indiana.

The Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 340 was signed into law in March by Gov. Eric Holcomb and was expected to take effect this month. Also according to Indiana Right to Life:

Complications required to be reported include: uterine perforation, cervical perforation, infection, hemorrhaging, respiratory arrest, shock, or incidents in which parts of an aborted baby are left within the woman. The law also enhances reporting requirements when a woman gets an abortion by tracking whether she was seeking the abortion as a result of abuse, coercion, harassment or trafficking….

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Court denies abortion facility ‘lost profits’ from pro-life rescue that turned 12 women away

Red Rose Arrest
“The abortionist had to admit under oath that many lives were rescued the day these courageous pro-lifers entered the abortion center waiting room,” Muise said.

The abortion center sued for more than $5,000 in “lost revenue” and $1,500 for attorney’s fees, according to an AFLC press release.

Judge Marc Barron of the 48th District Court denied the prosecutor’s and abortion center’s request for restitution.

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July 3, 2018

A push for beating hearts in America's Heartland

A push for beating hearts in America's Heartland
A pro-family group in Iowa says there's an opportunity for people – even those who don't live in The Hawkeye State – to add their voice to court records in support of the state's heartbeat law.

Iowa's heartbeat law bans abortion after a baby's heartbeat is detected – that's at or around the six-week mark in pregnancy. However, the ACLU, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, and the Emma Goldman Clinic filed a lawsuit claiming the law violates a woman's rights to due process, liberty, and safety, among other things. A judge has since temporarily blocked the law from taking effect while the lawsuit plays out.

"I would encourage people to go to [our website] and sign the Heartbeat petition," says Drew Zahn of The Family Leader in Iowa, explaining it's not a "typical" petition because the names aren't going to be dropped off somewhere.

"All your names, whether you're in Iowa or not, will be entered into the official court record, urging the judges to protect and defend life," he explains. "That is the first way that we're encouraging people to get involved and make their voices heard in a way that really hasn't been done much before."

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Bias: Centers for Disease Control ‘relies on’ abortionists for its abortion research


An application for specialty certification uploaded by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) has revealed that members of abortion organizations have deep ties to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and are likely disseminating Title X family planning funds, taxpayer dollars earmarked for family planning resources. The information came to light after a previous Live Action News article exposed the fact that ABOG was seeking a new subspecialty certification in “Complex Family Planning,” which requires those in such fellowships be trained in abortion, including late-term abortion.

One of those “fellowships” is the Fellowship in Family Planning (FFP), which was established by Dr. Philip Darney at the University of California, San Francisco, and is administered by a national office at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco. One reason FFP was established might have something to do with the shrinking number of abortion providers. According to the Bixby Center’s website, the “number of US abortion providers decreased by 38% between 1982 and 2005, and some 87% of US counties do not have an abortion provider.”

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According to the UN, Planned Parenthood is about population control


The United Nations awarded two affiliates of Planned Parenthood with the Population Award last week at the ceremony at UN headquarters. Hosted by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), this award celebrates individuals and institutions for the ‘most outstanding question to the awareness of work in population questions or to their solutions,’ including family planning and ‘population control’. The 2018 Population Award was given to Sir Prince Ramsey in the individual category and Guttmacher and Save a Child’s Heart in the organization category.

The Chair of the session, Martha Pobe Permanent Rep of Ghana to UN, set the stage with false alarm in her opening remarks that “215 million worldwide do not have access to modern methods of family planning”.

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Abortionist Robert Rho, sentenced to prison for killing woman during botched late-term abortion

Abortionist obert Rho, sentenced to prison for killing woman during botched late-term abortion
Abortionist Robert Rho, who pleaded guilty in May to Criminal Negligent Homicide for causing the death of Jaime Morales, 30, during a botched second trimester abortion, was sentenced June 26 to serve fifteen months to four years in state prison.

Over Rho’s 23-year career as an abortionist, he committed an estimated 40,000 abortions, according to his attorney Jeff Lichtman.  But Rho was known to cut corners on abortion procedures to save time and money. His short-cuts proved fatal for Jaime Morales when she visited Rho on July 9, 2016.

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July 2, 2018

IL pro-lifers wait for action after NIFLA ruling

A law in Illinois that regulates pro-life pregnancy centers remains tied up in court following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Thomas Olp, an attorney with the Thomas More Society, says the state law is very similar to the California law that was struck down this week.

In the NIFLA v Becerra case, the court ruled 5-4 against a California law that forces pro-life pregnancy centers to inform women where to get an abortion for free or at low cost.

Attorney Thomas Olp of the Thomas More Society says the Illinois law forces pro-life centers in that state to do the same thing.

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Pro-aborts ignoring healthcare workers' rights

Pro-aborts ignoring healthcare workers' rights
Medical professionals have waited years for their consciences to be protected, and the founder of the only professional pharmacy association that is "100 percent total protection, no exceptions pro-life, and unashamedly so" says social media is being used to hinder that.

One example of the harm involves Brian Hreniuc, a Walgreen's pharmacist in Arizona who declined to fill a prescription for a woman to abort her child. Instead, he sent her to another pharmacy that would do so, fulfilling the company's requirements for pharmacists who do not want to violate their conscience or faith.

But Dr. Bo Kuhar of Pharmacists for Life International tells OneNewsNow the woman, Nicole Arteaga, made a big issue out of it on social media.

"She claims she filed a complaint with the Arizona Board of Pharmacy … as a patient has the right to do," Kuhar reports. "But that probably will not go anywhere, because both the state and the employer are supporting a pharmacist having a right of conscience."

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Jahi McMath, the teen doctors tried to declare dead five years ago, has died

Jahi McMath, the teen doctors tried to declare dead five years ago, has died
Jahi McMath, the teenager who ignited a nationwide controversy after California doctors tried to remove her from life support against her mother’s will, died from excessive bleeding and liver failure on June 22nd after undergoing surgery in New Jersey to treat an intestinal problem.

In 2013, Jahi underwent a throat surgery, and initially, was awake and talking afterwards. But she soon went into cardiac arrest. Her doctors declared her brain-dead, and urged Jahi’s mother to remove all life support, and allow Jahi to die. But her mother, Latasha “Nailah” Winkfield, refused, and thus kicked off a court battle with the hospital. In court, doctors testified that Jahi had irreversible brain damage, and that if she was allowed to remain on life support, her body would deteriorate. An independent physician from Stanford University agreed with that diagnosis, and the judge ruled that Jahi was legally dead. A death certificate was issued.

The battle was not yet over, though...

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Trump vows to protect ‘lives of every American, including the unborn’

President Donald Trump vowed to protect the “lives of every American including the unborn” in a new letter (full text below) to pro-life activists this week, and he urged every American to do the same.


Thursday marked the beginning of the National Right to Life Committee’s (NRLC) annual convention in Kansas, the Kansas City Star reports, where “there was a feeling of happiness among those filling the convention center” because of Wednesday’s revelation that the president will be nominating a new justice to the Supreme Court.

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U.S. motorist see truth about abortion on first annual ‘pro-life bridges day’

National Pro-Life Bridges Day in Chicago, IL.

The first National Pro-Life Bridges Day message that “Abortion takes a human life” reached an estimated more than 1,000,000 last Friday as teams of pro-lifers stationed themselves on highway overpasses across the U.S. holding banners.

The event sponsored by the Pro-Life Action League took place in more than 50 cities across the United States.

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‘We’re just getting started,’ Roger Severino director of HHS’ Office for Civil Rights tells Pro-Lifers at NRLC Convention

The Trump administration will continue and expand its efforts to advance the pro-life cause, a top official at the Department of Health and Human Services told pro-lifers this week.

Roger Severino, director of HHS’ Office for Civil Rights, addressed the National Right to Life Committee’s (NRLC) annual convention in Kansas on Thursday, the Wichita Eagle reported. NRLC president Carol Tobias said it was the first time she could recall someone from HHS speaking at the event.

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US vs. UN abortion showdown slated for autumn General Assembly

US vs. UN abortion showdown slated for autumn General Assembly
A disagreement over abortion between the Trump administration and European governments has set the stage for a showdown in the UN General Assembly this fall.

The U.S. Mission to the UN headed by Ambassador Nikki Haley has followed the lead of the Trump administration, which has succeeded in keeping "sexual and reproductive health" out of recent agreements at the G7, G20, World Health Assembly, and the Organization of American States. The same result is proving more difficult in New York. But the latest statement from the U.S. Mission signals U.S. diplomats may be getting ready for a vote on abortion in humanitarian settings.

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Chicago area Pro-Life Billboard could be seen by millions

Chicago area Pro-Life Billboard could be seen by millions
Have you seen this new billboard on the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago?

The Illinois Family Institute has put up an eye-catching, pro-life billboard around I-90 and Kedzie Ave (at Diversey) near the Logan Square and Avondale neighborhoods of Chicago. It’s over 80 feet wide and can been seen from a mile away. The message – “Abortion Takes Human Life” — will be seen over 10 million times before the end of July, IFI says.

This new display comes after IFI and pro-life activists reached half of the adult residents in Cook County during 2016 and 2017 with billboards, pro-life bridge events, and other mass communication efforts. The group's current message is expected to be seen by people traveling to work and school, between O’Hare and Chicago, and to the Taste of Chicago and July 4th events.

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June 29, 2018

Pro-life groups urge Supreme Court: It’s time to overturn Roe v. Wade


Ever since the announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement yesterday, discussion of Roe v. Wade has been reinvigorated. In 1973, Roe forced abortion on demand, at all stages of pregnancy, on all 50 states. Today, over one million preborn children are aborted annually in the United States, and abortion has spread across the world due to American influence. But, with a cataclysmic Supreme Court change on the horizon, the human injustice that is Roe v. Wade may be seeing its final hours.

Pro-life groups, which have worked for decades to bring life to women, children, and families, are calling for the final overturn of Roe.

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Uncovered: Planned Parenthood cited for multiple campaign donation violations

Uncovered: Planned Parenthood cited for multiple campaign donation violations

Planned Parenthood, whose various political PACs and organizations spend millions of dollars pushing their abortion agenda down the throats of the American taxpayer, has been fined multiple times by the State and Federal Election Commissions for various violations. While Planned Parenthood masquerades as a healthcare organization, the organization’s former president, Cecile Richards, once claimed the abortion giant’s aim was to be the “largest kick butt political organization” — and with the help of their political arms that is what Planned Parenthood appears to be doing. But is the organization actually playing by the rules?

In a previous Live Action News report, we documented how a Wisconsin Planned Parenthood was fined by the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) for failing to report contributions to Democratic candidates. Now, a more thorough review by Live Action News has uncovered additional reports from both state and federal agencies...

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June 28, 2018

Life Legal uncovers shocking facts about assisted suicide law

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Life Legal attorneys have uncovered shocking facts about how California’s assisted suicide law is being implemented and who is doing the “assisting.”

One of those doctors is Lonny Shavelson, a former contract ER doctor who came out of retirement as soon as the law was passed to dispense lethal prescriptions. Shavelson is not board-certified in any medical specialty, including diagnosing or treating mental illness, which is often at the root of a request for suicide.

His sole “practice” consists of getting people to die.

Shavelson admits to having “attended at bedside” as 89 people committed suicide. He stresses that the lethal drugs must be taken within 2 minutes, or they can “fail.” By “fail,” he means the people don’t die—and may decide that they don’t want to kill themselves.

In his book “Chosen Death,” Shavelson writes about observing an assisted suicide. Gene, a lonely widower, contacted the Hemlock Society, which has since changed its name to “Compassion and Choices.”

“Sarah” the head of the local Hemlock Society office, came to Gene’s home to prepare and dispense the deadly concoction. This was not Sarah’s first experience with “assisting” a person’s death. She called it “the most intimate experience you can share with a person. . . . More than sex. More than birth . . . more than anything.”

Sarah held Gene’s head on her lap as she gave him the suicide drugs. As he started to fall asleep, Sarah put a plastic bag over his head and told Gene to “Go to the light.”

But the drugs failed. Gene woke up and started screaming.

Shavelson describes what happened next:

His good hand flew up to tear off the plastic bag. Sarah’s hand caught Gene’s wrist and held it. His body thrust upwards. She pulled his arm away and lay across Gene’s shoulders. Sarah rocked back and forth, pinning him down, her fingers twisting the bag to seal it tight at his neck as she repeated, ‘the light, Gene, go toward the light.’ Gene’s body pushed against Sarah’s. Then he stopped moving.

As Wesley Smith writes, “There is a word that describes what happened to Gene, and that word is murder.

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Justice Anthony Kennedy retires from U.S. Supreme Court


After months of speculation, Anthony Kennedy, the pivotal justice in so many cases including abortion, announced today that he retiring from the Supreme Court effective July 31.

Speaking on the Senate floor, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said. “The Senate stands ready to fulfill its constitutional role by offering advice and consent … we will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall.”

The decision by the 81-year-old Kennedy gives President Trump his second opportunity to shape the Supreme Court possibly for decades to come. In April 2017, President Trump formally appointed appeals court judge Neil M. Gorsuch to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia who died in April 2016.

Kennedy had dropped a number of hints, only seemingly to step back, that he would be leaving after 30 years on the nation’s highest court. He was appointed by President Reagan in 1988.

In a letter hand delivered following today’s last batch of decisions, Kennedy told President Trump

“My dear Mr. President. For a member of the legal profession it is the highest of honor to serve on this court. Please permit me by this letter to express my profound gratitude for having had the privilege to seek in each case how best to know, interpret and defend the Constitution and the laws that must always conform to its mandates and promises.”

There have been titanic battles over nominees to the Supreme Court, including those who were ultimately defeated and others, such as Justice Clarence Thomas, who surmounted an all-out attempt at character assassination. But with the Court so evenly divided and with Democrats happily moving further and further to the Left, this confirmation fight will no doubt be one for the ages.

Kennedy was a part of the coalition that upheld the core holdings of Roe v. Wade in the 1992 Casey case. He also was part of the majority that struck commonsense abortion regulations in the 2016 Women’s Health v. Hellerstadt decision.

On the other side he was a pivotal vote in the 2007 Gonzales v. Carhart decision which upheld the federal ban on partial-birth abortions and just this week was part of the 5-4 majority which struck a California law that attacked the free speech rights of pregnancy help centers.

In response to Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement the following statement may be attributed to National Right to Life President Carol Tobias:

All too often, our efforts to protect unborn children and other vulnerable humans have been overridden by judges who believe they have a right to impose their own policy preferences. We look forward to President Trump nominating a jurist who shares the view that Supreme Court justices are constrained to enforce the text and original intent of constitutional provisions, and on all other matters should defer to democratically elected lawmakers.

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June 27, 2018

Four more IL gubernatorial candidates could be on November ballot

Voters could see several gubernatorial candidates on the 2018 General Election ballot in November - including  Libertarian Party candidate, a Conservative Party candidate and two independents - if they're allowed to stay on the ballot. More could join Democrat JB Pritzker and "Rauner Party" Bruce Rauner later this week if petitions are submitted to the State Board of Elections by Friday.

From the state's first-time Conservative Party, State Senator Sam McCann of Plainview gathered enough signatures to submit petitions for himself and Aaron Merrejohn of Riverton IL:


A slate of statewide candidates from the Illinois Libertarian Party submitted these names:


As did two independent candidates:


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