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May 20, 2019

California Supreme Court sides with Planned Parenthood in baby body parts case

alifornia Supreme Court sides with Planned Parenthood in baby body parts case
The California Supreme Court has denied David Daleiden's petition to halt criminal prosecution against him. Daleiden is the undercover journalist whose videos allegedly reveal the involvement of abortion industry workers in illegal baby body parts trafficking. The Petition for Review, filed April 25, 2019, asked the state's high court t to overrule the Superior Court of San Francisco County's order permitting the unconstitutional intervention of special interest groups in the criminal prosecution.

Peter Breen, Vice President and Senior Counsel at the Thomas More Society, is part of Daleiden's defense team, which includes former Los Angeles District Attorneys Steve Cooley and Brent Ferreira. Breen responded to the denial: This decision to deny David Daleiden's Petition for Review means that Xavier Becerra , as Planned Parenthood's prosecutor-in-chief, will be able to continue his unconstitutional harassment of David, bringing charges against him that don't pass the "red face test."  Click here for more.

Conceived in rape, I am the 1 percent used to justify 100 percent of abortions

Conceived in rape, I am the 1 percent used to justify 100 percent of abortions
My biological mother was raped, yet she rejected the violence of abortion. I was adopted and loved instead. I'm not the "residue of the rapist", as Senator Vivian Davis Figures described those like me who were conceived in rape. I couldn't control the circumstances of my conception. Could you, Senator?

My birthmom needed an active Healer in her life, not an activist huckster.

As an adoptee who grew up wanted and loved in a multiracial family of fifteen and as a happily married adoptive father with four children, I'm here to say there's another side of this painful issue. There are others like me who were conceived in the violence of rape, like my friend Rebecca Kiessling, an attorney and passionate defender of life. There's the former Miss Pennsylvania, Valerie Gatto, Trayvon Clifton, Monica Kelsey, Jim Sable, Pam Stenzel, and many more whose stories offer a different perspective than mainstream media's myopic pro-abortion view. There are women who became mothers from rape who courageously chose life, like Jennifer Christie, Liz Carl, and Rebekah Berg.   I mean, who really are the extremists here? Those who think that every human being has the right to life? Or people who celebrate the needless slaughter of one million innocent humans each year in America?  Click here for much more from Ryan Bomberger.

Missouri Legislature Passes the “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act,” SS SCS HB 126

Missouri Legislature Passes the “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act,” SS SCS HB 126
After 18 hours of negotiation and passage in the Senate Wednesday and Thursday by a vote of 24 to 10, today the Missouri House has truly agreed and finally passed SS SCS HB 126 by a vote of 110 to 44. This is groundbreaking legislation that will save lives and set the standard for pro-life legislation nation wide.

This legislation will:

- ban abortion at detection of a heartbeat at 8 weeks, if overturned
- ban abortion at 14 weeks, if overturned
- ban abortion at 18 weeks
- ban abortion when the baby can feel pain
- require 2nd custodial parent notification
- require Missouri informed consent requirements for out-of-state abortion referrals
- increase required malpractice insurance to 3 million dollars
- increase to 70% of the donation, tax credits for donations to Pregnancy Resource - Centers and lift the limit on the amount of the donation
- ban abortion in Missouri when Roe v. Wade is overturned
- ban abortion for race, gender and Down Syndrome diagnosis

Click here for more.

750 Babies Have Been Saved by Abortion Pill Reversal. Ohio Is Making Sure Women Know That.

750 Babies Have Been Saved by Abortion Pill Reversal. Ohio Is Making Sure Women Know That.
Otherwise known as the “abortion pill” or RU-486, chemical abortions involve two drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol. Mifepristone, the first pill, destabilizes a pregnancy by blocking progesterone, the natural hormone needed to sustain a healthy pregnancy. To finish the abortion, misoprostol induces labor, forcing a woman’s body to deliver the baby.

According to the Ohio Department of Health, 5,345 chemical abortions took place in the state of Ohio in 2017.

For women who regret beginning that process, abortion pill reversal offers a last chance to save a life. Developed by physicians George Delgado and Matthew Harrison in 2007, the treatment works by giving women extra progesterone up to 72 hours after a woman takes the first chemical abortion pill. Last year, Delgado released a study showing that 64-68 percent of women who used the protocol were able to give birth to a baby with no greater risk of birth defects than the general population.

Managed by Heartbeat International, the abortion pill reversal protocol is backed by a 24/7 helpline (877-558-0333) and a robust provider network of more than 800 clinicians (33 in Ohio), known collectively as the Abortion Pill Rescue Network.

Since its inception, abortion pill reversal has saved more than 750 babies.  Click here for more.

May 17, 2019

Chicago Pregnant teenager strangled, baby cut from her womb

Chicago Pregnant teenager strangled, baby cut from her womb
Four yet-to-be-identified suspects are expected to be charged today in the brutal murder of a pregnant 19 year whose baby was cut from her body.

Compounding the tragedy, Marlen Ochoa-Lopez’s baby is in “grave condition” with “severe brain damage.”

Ochoa-Lopez went missing April 23 after telling friends she had one quick errand to run before going to daycare to pick up her 3-year-old son.

“Nine months pregnant, Ochoa-Lopez drove to a home on the Southwest Side [of Chicago] where a woman she met through Facebook was offering a double stroller and maybe some baby clothes,” the Washington Post’s Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas, Rosemary Sobol, Jessica Villagomez, Jeremy Gorner reported. “Once inside, police say Ochoa-Lopez was strangled and her baby boy cut from her womb.”

According to police, one of the suspects is a 46-year-old woman.  Click here for more.

ACTION ALERT - Equality Act (HR 5)


Congress will soon vote on the harmful Equality Act (HR 5).  Perhaps as soon as today.  H.R. 5 contains language that could be construed to create a right to demand abortion from health care providers, and likely would place at risk the authority of state and federal government to prohibit taxpayer-funded abortions.

Section 9 of the Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by defining “sex” to include “pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.” It is well established that abortion will be regarded as a “related medical condition.” See 29 C.F.R. pt. 1604 App. (1986) and Doe v. CARS Protection Plus, Inc., 527 F.3d 358 (3d Cir. 2008).

H.R. 5 goes on to expand this anti-discrimination provision by stating that “pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition shall not receive less favorable treatment than other physical conditions,” and would add “establishments that provide health care” to the list of covered “public accommodations.”

What these provisions will mean, taken together, is that health care establishments and individuals providing healthcare will be required to provide abortion as a “treatment” for pregnancy.

Please contact your U.S. Congressman and ask that they vote no on the unbalanced and unfair Equality Act.  They need to hear from you.  And please pass this on to others so that they can help too.  This is a national issue, so we need concerned citizens in every state to contact their U.S. Representative.  The bill as written may be construed to create a right to demand abortion from health care providers and to destroy conscience protections for health care providers.

To find your U.S. Representative:
https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative 

For more on the Equality Act (HR 5):
https://ifrl-blog.blogspot.com/2019/05/nrlc-expresses-opposition-to-equality.html

May 16, 2019

Abortion a deductible medical expense? Who knew?

Abortion a deductible medical expense? Who knew?
Yesterday, Representative Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) introduced the Abortion Is Not Health Care Act, which would end the Internal Revenue Service's treatment of out-of-pocket abortion costs as a medical expense. The GOP lawmaker spoke on Wednesday with host Tony Perkins on Washington Watch.

"Most people don't realize that you can claim an abortion as an out-of-pocket medical expense under the IRS code and get a deduction for that," Biggs said on the radio. "People who are pro-abortion … want the world to think that that is an integral component to normal health care – and it simply isn't."  Click here for more.

Michigan passes law banning ‘dismemberment’ abortions

Michigan passes law banning ‘dismemberment’ abortions
On Tuesday, the Michigan House and Senate voted to pass identical bills that would make the most common second-trimester abortion procedure a felony in the state.

Bills 4320 and 4321 each aim to ban dilation and evacuation or D&E abortions commonly referred to as a “dismemberment” abortions. A doctor who performs the procedure would be committing a felony. A D&E is the most common second-trimester abortion method and involves dilating the woman’s cervix and using instruments to pull the baby’s limbs from his body.  Click here for more.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signs law outlawing abortion, gives life sentence to abortion docs

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signs law outlawing abortion, gives life sentence to abortion docs
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law today the strongest pro-life bill in the country, making almost all abortions illegal in the Yellowhammer state.

The law, the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, makes it a felony for doctors to commit abortions. Abortions are only allowed to “avert (a mother’s) death or serious risk of substantial physical impairment of a major bodily function.” The law makes committing an abortion a Class A felony – punishable by up to 99 years in prison – and attempting to commit an abortion a Class C felony.  Click here for more.

May 15, 2019

VIDEO: Hours after pro-life rally, ambulance arrives outside Philly Planned Parenthood

Hours after pro-life rally, ambulance arrives outside Philly Planned Parenthood
On Friday, May 10, nearly 1,000 pro-lifers attended a rally in front of a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood abortion facility where State Rep. Brian Sims harassed and bullied teenage girls and an elderly woman. But after the majority of the crowd had left the area, an ambulance arrived to transport a patient to the hospital.

Operation Rescue reports that at about 3:00 in the afternoon, a right to life supporter captured the arrival of the ambulance on camera. Antonio Calimano watched as the emergency team appears to bring a woman out of the side of the abortion facility building using a wheelchair, placing her in the ambulance.  Click here for more.

One of strongest pro-life bills in U.S. heads to Alabama governor’s desk

One of strongest pro-life bills in U.S. heads to Alabama governor’s desk
On Tuesday, April 30th, the Alabama House voted 74-3 in favor of HB 314, the Human Life Protection Act, which would — according to the text of the bill itself — “make abortion and attempted abortion felony offenses except in cases where abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother.” The bill “would provide that a woman who receives an abortion will not be held criminally culpable or civilly liable for receiving the abortion.” Only the doctor committing the abortion would be held criminally liable.

On Tuesday, the Alabama Senate passed the bill in a 25-6 vote, which means it will now be sent to the governor for a signature. As ABC News points out, this bill is different from “heartbeat bills” like the one that was recently signed into law in Georgia. Alabama’s bill, which now heads to Governor Kay Ivey for her signature, provides no exemptions for rape or incest, but allows an exemption “in cases where abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother,” according to the bill. Ivey is pro-life, and in the past has reportedly “made statements supporting pro-life positions, including bans without exceptions for rape or incest,” according to AL.com, though she has not publicly stated whether she would sign the bill.  Click here for more.

May 14, 2019

Surprise: Pro-lifers OK with Alyssa Milano’s sex strike for women who don’t want kids

Surprise: Pro-lifers OK with Alyssa Milano’s sex strike for women who don’t want kids
In a tweet sent out on the afternoon of May 11, abortion activist and erstwhile actress Alyssa Milano sent the entire pro-life movement into side-splitting gales of laughter with her new strategy for battling the conveyor belt of anti-abortion legislation that has been passing across the United States this year: a “sex strike” calling for women to cease having sex “until we get bodily autonomy back.”

To summarize: In order to punish the pro-life movement for their recent legislative successes, Milano is suggesting that pro-abortion women stop having sex because sex makes babies, and if you can’t get abortions, you can’t abort those babies, so it is better not to have sex in the first place.  Milano probably did not expect the wave of enthusiastic support from pro-lifers, who would be thrilled if people who are not ready to have babies would stop engaging in baby-making activities, thereby drastically reducing the number of babies being aborted.  Click here for more.

Federal judge strikes down Kentucky ban on gruesome dismemberment abortion procedures

Federal judge strikes down Kentucky ban on gruesome dismemberment abortion procedures
Kentucky cannot ban the second-trimester abortion procedure infamous for dismembering babies in the womb, U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley declared Friday in a ruling state leaders plan to appeal.

McKinley, a Bill Clinton appointee, based his ruling on the fact that the ban limits abortion options starting at around 14 weeks, which is well before the U.S. Supreme Court’s “viability” threshold, despite the fact that it still allows second-trimester abortions via other methods.

NOTE: Dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion procedures are more commonly known as “dismemberment abortions” because they function by tearing a preborn baby apart limb by limb.  Click here for more.

Abortion Industry and media mangle the truth so they can pretend Born-Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act is not needed

Abortion Industry and media mangle the truth so they can pretend Born-Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act is not needed
Talk about striking a nerve. The Abortion Industry and its multitudinous defenders in the media are in hyper-overdrive trying to explain away the Democrats’ adamant resistance to providing equal care to abortion survivors as you would to any other baby delivered at the same gestational age.

They have fixated on President Trump’s use of the word “execute.” In his State of the Union Address, the President boldly told the nation what happens when a baby survives a “failed” abortion: “They wrap the baby beautifully, and then the doctor and the mother determine whether or not they will execute the baby.”

This allows them to avoid the truth: if the abortionist and the mother give the thumbs down to anything beyond providing a blanket, the baby is left to die. So rather than be honest, they quibble over the President’s use of the word “execute.”  Click here for more.

May 13, 2019

Lawmakers call on FDA director to crack down on illegal online abortion pill sales

Lawmakers call on FDA director to crack down on illegal online abortion pill sales
Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., are calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to crack down on illegal online sales of the abortion pill. According to information from Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the Congressional letter, sent to Dr. Norman Sharpless, Acting Commissioner of the FDA, was signed by 117 members of Congress. It comes on the heels of information showing that Aid Access and Rablon, two foreign companies, have been distributing the chemical abortion drug Mifeprex by mail-order to U.S. customers in violation of the FDA’s safety protocols. Live Action News previously documented a larger push by pro-abortion organizations to lift the FDA’s safety requirements, known as REMS, to expand abortion pill dispension to mail order and online sales, via self-managed abortions.

The Congressional letter urges the FDA to “continue to conduct oversight” of the entities following FDA warning letters to Aid Access and Rablon ordering them to halt dispensing the pills. Lawmakers point out that the pills are prescribed by an abortionist in the Netherlands and filled by a pharmacy in India. A fact sheet published by Charlotte Lozier Institute research organization found that “72 unique websites” were selling the pills online.  Click here for more.

No, children who would be born into poverty are not better off aborted

GUEST COLUMN No, children who would be born into poverty are not better off aborted
Many pro-choice activists claim that it is a form of “compassion” to end a child’s life in an abortion instead of allowing that child to be born into poverty. What is not often brought up in these assertions is the views of mothers who are experiencing poverty. The bottom line is there is nothing “pro-choice” about coercing vulnerable mothers into abortion. Instead of assuming we know what women need, it is time our society listened to them.

More than four decades of legal elective abortion in our country has led to a society that is not more equal but less. Even the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute acknowledges that three-quarters of women seeking elective abortion are considered low income, with almost half living at less than the federal poverty level. Disturbingly, it is increasingly common to hear people suggest that these statistics should not upset us. The implication is that children who would be born into poverty are better off killed in abortion.

The experience of women pressured into abortion due to poverty tells a very different story than this callous and inhumane calculus for the worth of human life. The reality on the ground is that most people still view children as a gift, not a burden. Researchers who spent years living in some of the poorest communities in our nation report that poor women saw abortion as “abandoning hope.”  Click here for more.

Former NFL player Steve Fitzhugh revealed this week “My mom almost aborted me…that’s why I’m pro-life”

Former NFL player Steve Fitzhugh revealed this week “My mom almost aborted me…that’s why I’m pro-life”
Former professional American football (NFL) player Steve Fitzhugh revealed this week how he was almost aborted by his mother in 1962.  He was the former safety for the Denver Broncos (1986–87) told young people at the May 9 Youth Banquet following the National March for Life in Ottawa, Canada how he grew up in a toxic family atmosphere of violence, promiscuity, alcohol and drug abuse, and divorce.

Fitzhugh, 56, explained how his mother almost aborted him during the breakdown of his parents’ marriage. His mother was lying on a hospice bed dying of multiple cancers when she told him the story for the first time.  Click here for more.

NRLC Expresses opposition to the Equality Act (H.R. 5)


Dear Member of Congress:

The House of Representatives is expected to take up the Equality Act (H.R. 5) next week.

H.R. 5 contains language that could be construed to create a right to demand abortion from health care providers, and likely would place at risk the authority of state and federal government to prohibit taxpayer-funded abortions.

Historically, when Congress has addressed discrimination based on sex, rules of construction have been added to prevent requiring funding of abortion or nullifying conscience laws. Unless such a rule of construction is added to the Equality Act, National Right to Life urges you to oppose the bill, and will include a House roll call on this measure in our scorecard of key pro-life votes of the 116th Congress.

Section 9 of the Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by defining “sex” to include “pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.” It is well established that abortion will be regarded as a “related medical condition.” See 29 C.F.R. pt. 1604 App. (1986) and Doe v. CARS Protection Plus, Inc., 527 F.3d 358 (3d Cir. 2008).

H.R. 5 goes on to expand this anti-discrimination provision by stating that “pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition shall not receive less favorable treatment than other physical conditions,” and would add “establishments that provide health care” to the list of covered “public accommodations.”

What these provisions will mean, taken together, is that health care establishments and individuals providing healthcare will be required to provide abortion as a “treatment” for pregnancy.

H.R. 5’s new definition of “public accommodations” includes any “establishment that provides health care, accounting, or legal services.” The bill has an additional rule of construction that the term “establishment” “shall be construed to include an individual whose operations affect commerce and who is a provider of a good, service, or program” and “shall not be construed to be limited to a physical facility or place.” These provisions would apply to individual health care providers who object to abortion, including those with religious objections (indeed, the bill explicitly overrides the protections contained in existing federal law under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, 42 2U.S.C. 2000bb et seq.).

These pro-abortion requirements may also apply to non-physical entities like federal and state governments that determine health care coverage under Medicaid. H.R. 5 does include a reference to Pub. L. 88–352, title VII, §?703, which prevents employers from being forced to offer abortion coverage. However, there is no language to thus protectindividual health care providers. Also, there is no language applying to the authority of federal or state governments (non-physical entities) to prohibit taxpayer-funded abortions, as under the Hyde Amendment. The pro-abortion National Partnership for Women and Families explains, “women would be able to challenge denials of reproductive health care.”

To summarize: The bill as written may be construed to create a right to demand abortion from health care providers and to destroy conscience protections for health care providers.

Again, unless a rule of construction is added to the Equality Act that would ensure that the legislation will not require funding of abortion or nullify conscience laws, National Right to Life urges you to oppose the bill, and will include a House roll call on this measure in our scorecard of key pro-life votes of the 116th Congress.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at (202) 378-8863, or via e-mail at jpopik@nrlc.org. Thank you for your consideration of NRLC’s position on this important legislation.

Sincerely,


A Mother’s Day Proclamation from the President of the United States

A Mother’s Day Proclamation from the President of the United States

MOTHER’S DAY, 2019

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

For more than a century, Americans have set aside the second Sunday in May to honor, celebrate, and thank the inspirational mothers in our lives. In 1914, the Congress, by joint resolution (38 Stat. 770), designated this day as Mother’s Day and requested the President to call for its appropriate observance. Today, we recognize mothers everywhere who inspire us to dream big and to never give up.

Mothers have always played an integral role in shaping our great Nation. Even before our country was founded, mothers inspired sons and daughters to patriotism and devotion to the ideal of freedom for all. After First Lady Abigail Adams died in 1818, her son, President John Quincy Adams, wrote: “She had been, during the war of our Revolution, an ardent patriot, and the earliest lesson of unbounded devotion to the cause of their country that her children received was from her.” Inspirational mothers across America continue to pass on this same lesson, encouraging their children to become leaders in their own families and great citizens in their communities and this Nation.

Even in our lowest moments, mothers see the best in their children. Through their guidance and unwavering love, they prepare us for the challenges of adulthood and provide us with the confidence we need to reach our full potential. They are some of the best examples of everyday heroes, and their consistent devotion to family and grace under pressure too often go overlooked. At any stage in life, we find comfort in knowing that we can call on our mothers and grandmothers or reflect on our wonderful memories of them to find wisdom and strength.

On this Mother’s Day, we pay tribute to our mothers, whether we are their children by birth, adoption, or foster care, for their devotion to seeing us lead happy and successful lives. Today, and every day, let us ensure that our mothers know and feel our deep gratitude for the gift of life and for their unmatched sacrifices to strengthen our families and our Nation.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 12, 2019, as Mother’s Day. I encourage all Americans to express their love and respect for their mothers or beloved mother figures, whether with us in person or in spirit, and to reflect on the importance of motherhood to the prosperity of our families, communities, and Nation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.

DONALD J. TRUMP

May 10, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!


VIDEO: Rep. Jaime Beutler defends abortion survivors in passionate speech before House Committee

VIDEO: Rep. Jaime Beutler defends abortion survivors in passionate speech before House Committee
Yesterday at the House Appropriations hearing on the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill for 2020, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) offered a Born Alive amendment to protect abortion survivors. The Cole Amendment would, in his own words, “withhold federal funds… to any entity that does not ensure that any infant born alive following an abortion,” denying appropriate medical care as would be given to any other baby of the same gestational age. “There is no existing federal law that prohibits the denial of medical care to infants born alive in the context of abortion,” stated Cole.

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) spoke out in favor of the Cole Amendment to the bill, telling her personal story about being told her first child, daughter Abigail, had a 100% chance of death. Beutler and her husband were told that to abort would be easier on them. They learned during Jaime’s pregnancy that Abigail had Potter’s Syndrome, which meant that her kidneys (if present) would not function effectively, and low amniotic fluid would also leave her lungs underdeveloped. They were told the condition would be fatal. But then, after hitting brick walls with other doctors who gave them no hope, encouraging them to just abort and try again, the Beutlers instead sought an experimental treatment through Johns Hopkins University, which changed everything.  Click here for more.

May 9, 2019

VIDEO: Abortion activist attacks pro-lifer on campus, gets assault charge from police

VIDEO: Abortion activist attacks pro-lifer on campus, gets assault charge from police
A pro-abortion activist assaulted one of Created Equal's team members in a shocking new video. Created Equal was conducting a campus tour traveling to 14 college campuses in 3 states to display large signs depicting the gruesome reality of abortion and to engage students in conversation about this human injustice.

Our traveling team was attacked during its visit to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 2nd, 2019. Footage of the outburst begins with a woman asking our team, "Did you put these [signs] up?" When they respond affirmatively, she proceeds to repeatedly punch and kick a member of our staff. Watch the attack and hear from law enforcement that the student is being charged with assault the video below.  Click here for more.

Trump Strengthens Medical Conscience, San Francisco Sues

Trump Strengthens Medical Conscience, San Francisco Sues
The Trump administration has finalized a rule that will expand HHS enforcement of existing — not new — statutory conscience protections for doctors, nurses, and other professionals who do not wish to participate in legal medical services — such as assisted suicide, abortion, or transgender medical interventions. Generally stated, the rule prevents employers that receive federal funds (like hospitals) from punishing medical professionals who so refuse.

Prior to the new rule, HHS only focused on enforcing conscience protections contained in three federal laws — and the Obama administration was credibly charged with barely enforcing those. Under the new rule, all federal laws granting medical conscience rights will be vigorously enforced.

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sued the Trump administration on Thursday, accusing it of effectively sacrificing patients’ health and lives by expanding “conscience” protections for patients and health care professionals who opposed controversial treatments.  Click here for more.

May 8, 2019

Equality Act guts every pro-life protection ever passed into law

Equality Act guts every pro-life protection ever passed into law
In the history of bad bills, there are a lot of doozies. Just in the last handful of months, we've had a Democratic grab bag of everything from abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement to the Green New Deal. But nothing -- not even Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (R-N.Y.) crusade against airplanes and cows -- compares to the one measure that out-radicals them all: the Equality Act. And the worst mistake any of us can make is not taking the threat seriously.

Maybe, like a lot of Americans, you think the Democrats' H.R. 5 is just about sex and gender. Well, think again. This isn't just the most extreme LGBT bill ever written. This is one-stop-shopping for the worst the far-Left agenda has to offer -- including, we've discovered, the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion this country has ever seen. That's right. The Equality Act doesn't just torch religious freedom and the First Amendment, it guts every pro-life protection ever passed into law.

On the Hill, the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus is just one of the groups frantically trying to warn members. Now that the text of the bill has been released, staffers have had time to comb the language for landmines. And based on what our team has seen, there's a field of them. Believe it or not, Democrats didn't just expand the meaning of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" -- they've also defined it to mean "pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition." In other words, under the terms of this proposal, "pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition... shall not receive less favorable treatment than other physical conditions." Click here for more.

STUDY: More than 23 million girls missing due to sex-selective abortion


A groundbreaking new global demographic study has found that the world is missing at least 23.1 million females who would otherwise have been born, but fell victim to sex-selective abortion.

The peer-reviewed study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on April 15th, resulted from a five-year project of combing through data from over 90 countries around the world identified as having the most complete statistical data for the period of the study, 1950 to 2017.

The authors attribute the millions of missing women to three causes. First, certain cultures have a strong preference for male children. Second, sex identification in the womb and legalized abortion have become widespread throughout the world. Third, “fertility has fallen to low levels” and resulted in a “squeezing effect” in which parents use sex selection to attain their preferred family composition and size. Click here for more.

Surround our State Capitol in Prayer - May 15th


May 7, 2019

Pro-life group taking message to pro-abortion states

Pro-life group taking message to pro-abortion states
Presidential candidates are speaking about abortion to the moment of birth and some states have taken similar action or are considering action along that line.

Viewing the Democratic candidates who want to occupy the White House, Mark Harrington of Created Equal says all of them refuse to protect newborn children from murder.

“In fact,” he points out, “many of them have been on record saying they don't believe the government should mandate giving medical care to babies that survive an attempted abortion.”  Click here for more.

VIDEO: PBS documentary failed to show painful reality of abortion pill experience

PBS documentary failed to show painful reality of abortion pill experience
In a weak attempt to make abortion seem like a normal part of a woman’s life, PBS completely failed to accurately portray abortion in its documentary series “The Abortion Divide.” Claiming to go “inside” abortion facilities to show what it’s like, the documentary touched on medication abortions but stopped short of actually showing what women go through after they have swallowed the deadly pills.

One mother featured in the abortion pill portion of the documentary is Taryn, who is nonchalant about killing her preborn twins with the abortion pill. “What I hope I feel is a sense of peace, not only with myself and the decision that I’ve made but also a sense of peace with these two beings that I’ve chosen not to bring into the world. Thank you for choosing me,” she says to her twins. “And I’m honored to be given this gift of life. And also, I can’t do it right now. I can’t accept that mantle in terms of the other lives that I’m taking care of and I’m responsible for.”

Taryn and PBS fail to realize that there are approximately two million couples waiting to adopt babies — that’s 36 couples for every one baby placed for adoption. A couple could have immediately adopted those babies and Taryn could have gone back to her life raising her other two children. Instead, she decided she would rather her twins were dead — never born — than raised by someone else.  Click here for more.

VIDEO: Pro-abortion State Rep. bullies and harasses elderly pro-life woman

Pro-abortion State Rep. bullies and harasses elderly pro-life woman
Because his distasteful and bullying behavior was caught on video (in fact, he videotaped the exchange himself), I’m guessing the uproar over Pennsylvania Democratic State Rep. Brian Sims’ abominable treatment of an elderly pro-life woman will not blow over in a day or two. Or, at least I can hope not.

Sims’ behavior toward the unnamed woman goes beyond whether he broke state law. According to columnist Timothy Meads, Sims either didn’t know or didn’t care that he needed her permission to record her words while he badgered her outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in his 182nd district.

And as the eight-minute long video makes clear, Sims, on more than one occasion, indicates he wants (actually demands) to have a conversation. Each time “the women says no and does not give permission to record,” Meads explains.  Click here for more.

May 6, 2019

ALIVE From New York: The Day Abortion Died

ALIVE From New York: The Day Abortion Died
On May 4th 2019, a near perfect 70 degree afternoon, in the middle of Times Square, in New York City, from three sound stages blasting thousands of decibels into the surrounding neighborhoods, the final speaker of the day said that, “Soon... Abortion will become... unthinkable!”

The statement came after a 90 minute program that had been slated as a “public celebration of life.”

Not content to believe the organizers, protestors attempted to disrupt the proceedings. But those protests, which began with profane chants, obscene signs, and thundering drums, ended with nary a whimper, and dispersed far more mysteriously than they had appeared.  Click here for more.

Alabama bill to send abortion doctors to jail sets up Supreme Court fight

Alabama bill to send abortion doctors to jail sets up Supreme Court fight
The Alabama House of Representatives has passed a bill that would make performing an abortion a Class A felony offence. The Human Life Protection Act would mean doctors who perform abortion could face years in prison.

As a Class-A felony, performance of an abortion would carry a potential prison sentence of 10-99 years but, the bill’s supporters noted, would only apply to doctors and not to mothers.  The bill was carried in the House by a margin of 74-3 on April 30. It must now be passed by the state Senate and approved by Gov. Kay Ivy (R).  Click here for more.

May 3, 2019

Trump issues religious-freedom protections for doctors, nurses forced to do abortions

Trump issues religious-freedom protections for doctors, nurses forced to do abortions
The Trump administration has finalized another set of administrative protections for religious Americans’ conscience rights on a range of fronts, President Donald Trump announced Thursday morning during remarks to observe the National Day of Prayer.

According to a press release from the Department of Health and Human Services, the final rule “ensures that HHS implements the full set of tools appropriate for enforcing” laws that exempt healthcare workers from “having to provide, participate in, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for, services such as abortion, sterilization, or assisted suicide.” It also “clarifies what covered entities need to do to comply with applicable conscience provisions,” “requires applicants for HHS federal financial assistance to provide assurances and certifications of compliance,” and “specifies compliance obligations for covered entities.”  Click here for more.

U.S. hospital will not remove oxygen from elderly woman who says on video ‘I want to live’

U.S. hospital will not remove oxygen from elderly woman who says on video ‘I want to live’
The 64-year-old woman at reported risk of being euthanized by a Minnesota hospital has received a reprieve after a pro-life legal non-profit intervened on her behalf.

Catie Cassidy is resting comfortably, according to Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF), after the hospital agreed to abide by her wishes and those of her healthcare proxy and not remove Catie’s oxygen.  Click here for more.

Pro-life Group to Broadcast Live, 4-D Ultrasound in Times Square This Saturday

Pro-life Group to Broadcast Live, 4-D Ultrasound in Times Square This Saturday
After New York shocked the country with its egregious law expanding late-term abortion this January, Focus on the Family decided to act, bringing the value and dignity of human life back to the forefront of the discussion.

To do so, the pro-lifec, conservative group organized a 12-week campaign, called “See Life Clearly,” capping it off with an event called “Alive From New York” to be held in Times Square this Saturday, May 4.

“We’re looking to fill Times Square with pro-life Americans, and it will feature live music, compelling and inspirational speakers, and best of all, live 4-D ultrasounds broadcast on a massive digital marquee in Times Square, powerfully showing the world that a baby inside the womb is fully human and should be given the chance to be born,” Focus on the Family announced in February.  Click here for more.

Abortion more deadly than homicide in New York City

Abortion more deadly than homicide in New York City
More babies died from abortion at 21 weeks gestation or over in 2015 than there were people killed by homicide in New York City, new figures reveal.

Data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and published by the New York Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), reveals that the number of abortions at or after 21 weeks was 1,485 while the number of homicides was 352.

CNS News observes that while there were approximately 0.96 people per day victimized by “murder and non-negligent manslaughter” in New York City in 2015, there were approximately 4.1 babies at 21-weeks gestational age or older who were aborted per day in the same city.  Click here for more.

May 2, 2019

Pro-lifers to nationally protest waste hauler Stericycle for aborted baby disposal involvement

Pro-lifers to nationally protest waste hauler Stericycle for aborted baby disposal involvement
Despite the official Stericycle policy against hauling fetal remains, the company continues to pick up at Planned Parenthood facilities, the group of pro-life leaders say, and state investigators have determined that these pick-ups include fetal remains.

Thus, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society (CPLS), Created Equal, and Pro-Life Action League are organizing a major protest at the Stericycle annual stockholders meeting near Chicago on Wednesday, May 22, with concurrent protests at Stericycle locations around the U.S.

The coalition of pro-life groups is currently recruiting local pro-life activists throughout the country to coordinate protests at Stericycle offices, waste disposal centers, and other facilities on May 22.  Click here for more.

Click HERE for more information and to take part.

A US appeals court upholds use of technology to inform choice in abortion

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in EMW Women’s Surgical Ctr. vs. Beshear et. al, recently decided that a statute is constitutional under Supreme Court precedents if it “requires the disclosure of truthful, non-misleading, and relevant information about an abortion.”

This important case, celebrated by pro-life advocates, upheld a Kentucky law requiring doctors to conduct an ultrasound, and thereafter offer to show and to explain to the patients the images taken, as well permitting the patient to hear the fetal heartbeat of the unborn life in utero, all at least 24 hours prior to having an abortion performed.  Click here for more.

May 1, 2019

House Democrats Move to Protect Planned Parenthood Funding

House Democrats Move to Protect Planned Parenthood Funding
In a budget draft, Democrats are attempting to legislatively protect Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from the Trump administration’s rule that prohibits taxpayer family planning funds for facilities that perform or refer for abortions.

“...it’s going to keep the Trump administration from shutting the doors of Planned Parenthood, which they have been trying to do from day one,” Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) said on a press call, according to the Washington Examiner. Click here for more.

US veto threat gets pro-abortion language removed from UN resolution

US veto threat gets pro-abortion language removed from UN resolution
The Trump administration recently threatened its veto power if the UN security council did not remove abortion-related language from a resolution aimed at combatting rape in war-torn areas. After fierce negotiations, the security council removed the language and the final resolution passed 13-0.

The resolution was an initiative by the German government to address the problem of rape in war zones. The original proposal contained language referring to “comprehensive health services” for “survivors of sexual violence” – language commonly used to imply abortion. Click here for more.

Hospital set to euthanize patient who wants to live by removing oxygen

Hospital set to euthanize patient who wants to live by removing oxygen
Life Legal Defense Foundation shared a post on Facebook today regarding a lung cancer patient, Catie, in Minnesota, whom the hospital is threatening to euthanize by removing her oxygen today — which would cause her to suffocate to death. Withdrawing Catie’s oxygen to cause her death is active euthanasia, which is illegal in Minnesota and every other state. LLDF writes:

Catie is a patient at a hospital in Minnesota. She has lung cancer and needs oxygen to remain comfortable. The hospital plans to remove Catie’s oxygen tomorrow morning, which will result in her death by suffocation.

Catie is on video saying she does not want the hospital to “pull the plug.” She relayed this to the hospital’s chaplain, who was sent to Catie’s room by the hospital to prepare her to be euthanized.


Even though the hospital has been sedating Catie, she understands what the hospital is planning to do and says she is still fighting and is “not ready” to die. Click here for more.

As Illinois seeks to expand abortion, ambulance wheels away patient at capital’s Planned Parenthood

As Illinois seeks to expand abortion, ambulance wheels away patient at capital’s Planned Parenthood
While Christians across the world were observing Holy Thursday, business as usual carried on inside abortion clinics across the country while pro-lifers kept vigil on the sidewalks outside. Around noon, pro-lifers praying outside the Planned Parenthood in Springfield, Illinois, one of 18 Planned Parenthood centers in the state, were shocked when an ambulance pulled up to the abortion facility’s patient entrance. Moments later, a person covered by a sheet was wheeled out on a gurney.

Video footage taken by Tim Moore, president of Springfield Right to Life, suggested that the victim was a patient since the person was not wearing shoes. A Freedom of Information Access request was filed with the Sangamon County Central Dispatch System Manager and FOIA Officer to determine the reason for the 911 call, and it was later learned that the person on the gurney was an abortion patient, who was 11 weeks pregnant. She was suffering from chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, and nausea. She was conscious at the time, and it is unknown if she began experiencing these symptoms before or after her abortion.  Click here for more.

ACLU sues over Indiana’s ban on dismemberment abortions and expansion of conscience protections

ACLU sues over Indiana’s ban on dismemberment abortions and expansion of conscience protections
Two days after Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law House Enrolled Act 1211, which bans the practice of dismembering living unborn children, and Senate Bill 201, which expands Indiana law to extend conscience protections to additional medical providers, the ACLU filed a lawsuit.

“HEA 1211 will discourage women from obtaining abortions and will impose a substantial and unwarranted burden on women’s ability to obtain second-trimester, pre-viability, abortions,” huffed Ken Falk, legal director at the ACLU of Indiana.

The ACLU also couldn’t abide Senate Bill 201, authored by Sen. Liz Brown. State law previously allowed only physicians and hospital employees to object to participating in abortions for ethical, moral or religious reasons. SB 201 extends conscience protections to other medical providers, including nurses, physician assistants and pharmacists.  Click here for more.

April 30, 2019

Supreme Court considers case that could be devastating for Planned Parenthood

Supreme Court considers case that could be devastating for Planned Parenthood
On Monday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media D/B/A Argus Leader. The case centers around an exemption to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that was used to deny a request for data from government vendors as part of a newspaper’s food-stamp fraud investigation.

What does this have to do with abortion?

According to Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), it could actually have implications for Planned Parenthood, and how much information U.S. taxpayers are allowed to know about the abortion corporation’s use of federal funds. Planned Parenthood uses the same FOIA exemption (Exemption 4) that the Food Marketing Institute uses in order to prevent pro-life organizations from exposing the truth about how Planned Parenthood spends the $500 million in taxpayer dollars they receive a year. Exemption 4 covers “trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person [that is] privileged or confidential.” This allows government contractors like Planned Parenthood to deem all of their spending of taxpayer funds confidential. It’s “illogical,” according to ADF, because it negates the value and purpose of why the FOIA exists in the first place. Click here for more.

Planned Parenthood Outrageously Claims ‘No Medical Benefit’ to Abortion Pill Reversal

Planned Parenthood Outrageously Claims ‘No Medical Benefit’ to Abortion Pill Reversal
Dr. Meera Shah of Planned Parenthood (pictured) writes for Jezebel about “Shattering the ‘Abortion Reversal’ Myth.” Her column claims, “It is only a theory that has been introduced by anti-abortion activists and politicians to further attack access.” Shah doubles down, saying there is “no evidence that medication abortion reversal is possible.” Abortion Pill Reversal indicates studies reveal a 64-68 percent success rate. Plus there’s the fact that in 2016, 175 babies were saved by it.

There’s more lunacy with her writing, “[W]e do not expose people to potential risks for no medical benefit, so we would never recommend this as an option for patients.” What about the benefit to women who want to have their baby and the “medical benefit” to the baby who wouldn’t be aborted? It’s more accurate to say there’s “no… benefit” for Planned Parenthood. Click here for more.

Now there are Eight: Oklahoma Gov. Stitt signs Abortion Pill Reversal bill

Now there are Eight: Oklahoma Gov. Stitt signs Abortion Pill Reversal bill
On Thursday Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed SB 614 into law. Abortionists are now required to tell an abortion-minded woman at least 72 hours before her scheduled abortion that she might be able to reverse a “medication” [chemical/RU486] abortion, should she change her mind.  Oklahoma joins Arizona, Arkansas, South Dakota, Utah, Idaho, North Dakota, and Kentucky in assuring that women know that if they have second thoughts prior to taking the second set of pills, they have a solid chance of saving their babies. Click here for more.

Closely divided Montana Supreme Court upholds district court decision allowing non-physicians to perform early abortions

Voting 4-3, a divided Montana Supreme Court last Friday upheld a district court ruling “that allows a nurse practitioner and a nurse midwife to provide abortions while they challenge a state law that says only physicians and physician assistants can perform the procedure,” the Associated Press’s Amy Beth Hanson reported.  The Center for Reproductive Rights and the ACLU of Montana had filed the lawsuit last year.  Click here for more.

April 29, 2019

Dangerous Missouri Planned Parenthood sends 72nd patient to hospital

Dangerous Missouri Planned Parenthood sends 72nd patient to hospital
The “most dangerous” abortion facility in the nation, as some have dubbed it, sent its 72nd patient in ten years to the hospital on April 24, 2019. Most of the medical emergencies at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region have been due to hemorrhaging after surgical abortions, reports pro-life watchdog group Operation Rescue. The most recent patient is believed to be an African-American woman. She was wheeled out of the center on a gurney to a waiting St. Louis Fire Department ambulance. A fire truck was also present at the scene.  Click here for more.

Kansas Supreme Court Rules State Constitution Protects Dismemberment Abortion

Kansas Supreme Court Rules State Constitution Protects Dismemberment Abortion
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled that the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act (SB 95) violates the state constitution’s Bill of Rights, which they argue guarantees a “right” to abortion.  “Dismemberment abortion kills a living unborn baby by tearing her apart limb from limb,” said Ingrid Duran, National Right to Life director of state legislation. “It is unconscionable that the Kansas Supreme Court would allow living unborn babies to be killed in such a gruesome manner.”  Click here for more.

Bank of America Misled Customers, Investors on Direct Donations to Planned Parenthood

Bank of America Misled Customers, Investors on Direct Donations to Planned Parenthood
"2ndVote has released documentation challenging Bank of America's defense of its contributions to Planned Parenthood. In a letter recently obtained by 2ndVote, the president of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation apparently responded to a customer concerned with the bank's support for Planned Parenthood: 'Bank of America does not make any direct grants to Planned Parenthood.' Bank of America did contribute over $50,000 in what appears to be so-called 'matching gifts' to the abortion giant through its foundation in 2017."  Click here for more.