June 21, 2018

Students, maintenance crew join forces to wash away pro-life campus chalk drawings

Recently, several students at Western Washington University were caught on camera using traffic cones to wash away pro-life chalkings by Students for Life at Western Washington University. One student tells a member of Students for Life that the plan is to just erase "the really s‑‑‑‑‑ ones [messages]."

The students began erasing the chalking on Thursday, June 7th around 7 PM PST and then Students for life re-chalked around 10:30 PM PST that same night. The following morning, maintenance crews were ordered to wash away the chalkings.

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Texas Governor promises to honor pro-life teen’s dying wish and ‘outlaw abortion’

Governor Greg Abbott | Jeremiah Thomas speaking with the Governor

The Governor of Texas has promised a pro-life teen dying from cancer that he will “outlaw abortion altogether in the state of Texas.”

Governor Greg Abbott, 60, called his constituent Jeremiah Thomas as the teen lay in the cancer ward of a children’s hospital. The Governor was connected to the teen through “Make a Wish,” a program that allows young people who are terminally ill to fulfill a personal dream. Many children choose to meet a personal hero, like a sports star. Thomas decided to use his "wish" to reach out to the governor and ask him to do something to end the killing of preborn babies.

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HHS allows contraceptive mandate to lapse, giving Christian colleges a victory

HHS allows contraceptive mandate to lapse, giving Christian colleges a victory

A federal judge ruled in favor of two Christian colleges that were suing the government regarding the Obama-era contraceptive mandate that would force them to pay for the birth control and abortions of employees. This comes after six other Christian schools won their lawsuits over the past two months.

Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, sued in October of 2013 arguing that the mandate forcing them to pay for abortion-inducing drugs and potentially abortifacient “emergency contraception” violated their religious freedoms.

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Trump admin pulls U.S. out of pro-abortion UN Human Rights Council

The United States will be exiting the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ambassador Nikki Haley confirmed Tuesday, citing the body’s record of failing and neglecting its titular mission.

“I want to make it crystal clear that this step is not a retreat from our human rights commitments,” Haley stressed. “On the contrary. We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights.”

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June 20, 2018

Big pro-life win for Ark. and likely the rest of U.S.

It is argued that a recent ruling in Arkansas will have huge implications for pro-life measures not only within the Natural State, but across the entire country.

On Monday, United States District Judge Kristine Baker issued a temporary restraining order against Arkansas' 2015 Abortion-Inducing Drugs Safety Act. The law requires doctors who perform drug-induced abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital – or have a contract with a doctor who does.

Family Council President Jerry Cox – whose nonprofit Arkansas-based organization fights for the sanctity of human life – explained the benefits resulting from the recent landmark decision against abortion.

"So, if a woman has complications because of a drug-induced abortion, she'll be able to get quick medical care,” Cox pointed out. “She'll be able to have her records follow her there to the hospital – and all the other things that you would want … if you wanted good health care."

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Complaints filed against 9 Indiana abortionists who failed to report suspected sexual abuse

Indiana Right to Life has just announced that five news conferences given in the state today will focus on multiple complaints filed against nine Indiana abortionists for failing to report abortions on underage patients for possible sexual abuse — 48 times. A press release from IN RTL states:

Forty-eight consumer complaints have been filed against nine Indiana abortion doctors who have allegedly failed to follow the legal reporting requirements to protect young children from sex abuse. The doctors are: Jeffrey Glazer, Caitlin Bernard, Cassandra Cashman, Carol Dellinger, Mandy Gittler, Kathleen Glover, Martin Haskell, Resad Pasic and Sarah Turner. They are employed at all licensed Indiana abortion facilities: Women’s Med Center in Indianapolis, Clinic for Women in Indianapolis, and Planned Parenthood in Indianapolis, Lafayette, Bloomington and Merrillville.

The pro-life group adds that some of the minors that went unreported “were as young as 12 and 13.”

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June 19, 2018

Appeals court reinstates California’s deadly assisted suicide law

Appeals court reinstates California’s deadly assisted suicide law

Last month, a judge overturned California’s law legalizing assisted suicide, which had been implemented in 2015. Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia ruled that the California legislature violated the state constitution by passing the law during a special session that was supposed to be dedicated to Medicare funding. A group of doctors had sued to stop the law, which was rushed through the special session after it failed to pass a regular legislative session. “That special session was called to address funding shortages caused by Medi-Cal,” Stephen G. Larson, lead counsel for the doctors who filed suit, said. “It was not called to address the issue of assisted suicide.”

Ottolia originally ruled that assisted suicide did not fall within the topic of health care funding, and gave Attorney General Xavier Becerra five days to file an emergency appeal to keep the bill alive. Becerra did file an appeal, and this weekend, a state appeals court reinstated the law. The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside issued an immediate stay, meaning the law goes back into effect right away. Becerra praised the court’s decision, saying, “This ruling provides some relief to California patients, their families, and doctors who have been living in uncertainty while facing difficult health decisions. Today’s court ruling is an important step to protect and defend the End of Life Option Act for our families across the state.”

Opponents of the law will have until July 2nd to file objections to the appeals court’s decision.

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Pro-lifers sue to cut abortion exceptions from Iowa heartbeat bill

Rebecca Kiessling of Save the 1

While the abortion lobby sues to invalidate Iowa’s recently-enacted ban on aborting most babies with detectable heartbeats, a pro-life group is taking legal action to strengthen its protections.  Attorneys representing the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Iowa City’s Emma Goldman Clinic sued, and a district judge temporarily blocked the law’s enforcement a month later.

Days before the governor signed it, the bill was amended to allow exceptions for babies conceived in rape if reported within 45 days, babies conceived in incest if the incest is reported within 140 days, or fetal abnormalities deemed “incompatible with life,” all of which were grouped under the banner of “medically necessary.”  On Saturday, the pro-life group Save the 1 announced it was filing a motion as “necessary third party intervenors of right” in the case, in the hopes of getting the “medically necessary” exceptions stricken from the bill as a violation of the affected babies’ rights to life, due process, and equal protection under the law.

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June 18, 2018

VIDEO: Pro-life commercial from Herbal Essences stirs up controversy

A new pro-life ad from Herbal Essences is taking a lot of heat for trying to show how capable women are. The abortion industry would have us all believe that pregnancy and motherhood are stumbling blocks on the path to success. Nothing could be further from the truth, but abortion facilities don’t make money off of women choosing life. Pro-life organizations are constantly proving that pregnant women can be and are successful when they are given support. Women are smart enough and strong enough to overcome any apparent obstacles before them, no matter what big abortion says.

With their #PregnantWomenCan campaign, Herbal Essences declares pregnant women to be “unstoppable forces of nature” while “doing it for two” and highlights that this year pregnant women will exercise, work, run businesses, volunteer, and:

Oh yeah, they’ll create over 4 million new humans.

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Video exposes how Planned Parenthood covers up child-sex abuse and gets away with it in court

Live Action released on Thursday the latest in its series of videos detailing how Planned Parenthood has enabled numerous instances of sexual assault, this time focusing on how the abortion giant treats victims in the courtroom.

The latest video, “Prosecution,” centers around an interview with Brian Hurley, an attorney who brought two civil cases against Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio for allegedly covering up the rape of teenage girls. Hurley reveals how the organization’s chief tactic was to attempt to make lawsuits too long and costly to pursue.

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Hilarious video makes a serious point about how bad pro-abortion arguments are

A video released last week that is going viral takes the abortion lobby to task for lack of logic and magical thinking. In the video, a woman posing as an abortion activist states, “Human rights – you may think you’ve always had yours, but you would be wrong.”

She then asks and answers the obvious question, “So how did you get your human rights? From the magical birth canal of course!”

The abortion industry claims that legal abortion is justified, because preborn babies are not human beings with the Right to Life and human dignity. What the abortion industry does not answer is how that suddenly changes the second the baby is born. Instead, they obscure the facts of preborn Life and use illogic to justify taking the life of an innocent and defenseless preborn baby.

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New Gallup Poll Shows Massive Opposition to Roe v. Wade

Every year Gallup does polling on the issue of abortion. They are one of the better polling outfits, because they will ask more specific questions than most others.

For the first time since 2012, Gallup asked respondents if abortion should be legal or illegal in each trimester. The results show a massive majority of adults oppose Roe v. Wade.

There’s one big caveat, sadly: a massive majority of adults have no clue about what Roe v. Wade does. That includes Gallup itself, an otherwise credible organization!

In their analysis of their poll, Gallup gets it utterly wrong: “The wording of Roe v. Wade aligns almost perfectly with where Americans stand on late-term abortions—keep them legal to save the life of the mother and in cases of rape and incest, but not for other reasons.”

What did Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton do? Those two Supreme Court cases legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, for any reason. If you find an abortionist who will do one, and will say it’s for a “health” reason, no legal authority or court in America can stop it.

While Gallup does admit many Americans depart from Roe v. Wade about 1st trimester abortions, the above quote gets it wrong, both on what Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton did legally, but also when you consider the reasons women have abortions.

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June 15, 2018

Thomas More fights Illinois Taxpayers' Abortions

The outcome of a trial contesting state-funded abortions in Illinois is up for grabs.

The law in question expands use of tax dollars for abortions for economically disadvantaged women and state employees but attorney Peter Breen, special counsel for the Thomas More Society, argues it violates the Illinois Constitution, which calls for a balanced budget.  The government must estimate revenues on a bill and not spend above that estimate but the allegation is the Illinois General Assembly didn't do that.

The state argues the constitutional requirement is optional and the courts have no place in enforcing it.

"But the legal arguments really go toward fiscal sanity for the state of Illinois, which folks across the country know that Illinois is America's fiscal basket case," says the Thomas More attorney. "For the taxpayers of Illinois this case is very important. For people of faith, and people of life, it's very important because we can stop this funding for elective abortions here."

Taxpayers would be financing 20,000 to 30,000 more abortions each year.  A ruling from the court could be made as early as this fall.

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U.S. blocked Canada’s abortion agenda at G7 negotiations

In the lead-up to this year’s G7 summit in Quebec, Canadian officials were explicit: women and children were going to be central, and an essential component of their health and empowerment is abortion. But when the final declarations were released, all language about “reproductive rights” was removed, and, according to Devex, “the U.S. delegation…was responsible for the softer official language.”

For the first time, as G7 host, Canada established a Gender Equality Advisory Council which submitted its recommendations to integrate gender into the G7’s work. Other inputs included a statement from more than sixty feminists that included a call for an end to the “criminalization or restrictive regulation of abortion,”  which called for the withdrawal of the U.S. Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy (also called the Mexico City Policy), the provision of abortion as a component of humanitarian assistance, and funding for abortion advocacy, and government-subsidized coverage of abortion.

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Judge blasts peaceful pro-lifers as ‘dangerous,’ jails them 45 days

Monica Migliorino Miller, executive director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, and Will Goodman were arrested June 1 outside the Women’s Center of Michigan, run by abortionist Jacob Kalo at 6765 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield county. They were charged with breaching 48th District Court Judge Marc Barron’s probation order to not go within 500 feet of any abortion center in the United States.  On Thursday, Michigan judge sentenced two pro-life advocates to 45 days in jail on Thursday.

48th District Court Judge Marc Barron told the two Thursday they were “anarchists” who followed their own laws, and referred to Goodman, a full-time pro-life activist, as “a danger to society,” according to Lynn Mills of Pro-Life Michigan, who was at the hearing.

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June 14, 2018

Pro-life Groups continue Fight against Illinois Funding of HB40 Abortion Law

Pro-life groups continue fight against Illinois abortion law

Debate over taxpayer funding for abortions continued Wednesday in an Illinois courtroom.  Arguments were heard in the Fourth District Appellate Court in Springfield on if House Bill 40 violates the Constitution.

HB40 which was signed into law in September 2017 expanded abortion coverage for women insured by Medicaid and the State Employees Group Insurance.

Pro-Life groups argue the state can’t fund House Bill 40 because the General Assembly didn’t set aside funds to pay for these taxpayer-funded abortions.

A trial judge dismissed the case earlier this year.  Now the appellate court is reviewing that decision.

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New Video Reveals Fathers Deeply Hurt by Abortion, Afraid to Speak Out

Post-Abortive Father: "People need to have the courage to stand up and be brave enough to talk about it"

Save the Storks' Father's Day social media video series #ChooseFatherhood, asks men to share abortion stories ANONYMOUSLY at SaveTheStorks.com/ChooseFatherhood

Save the Storks is releasing episodes in its Father's Day social video series #ChooseFatherhood where men are--for the first time-- breaking their silence and sharing personal abortion stories.

The videos feature one of the millions of men who've suffered in silence from a past abortion. He's not alone. His story is not unique. He decided it was time to share and talk about an incident in his life that's haunted him for decades. We salute his bravery and courage and absolute transparency. There's no doubt his story is going to help other men to step forward and share their own. Men can't be silenced any longer. The conversations must begin. It starts with one," said Victoria Robinson, Director of External Relations at Save the Storks.

Click here to watch the videos.

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If Planned Parenthood cared about women, it would report forced abortions and trafficking

When Americans hear about coerced abortions, they tend to think of far off countries like China, whose notorious One-Child Policy (now Two-Child Policy) has resulted in countless forced abortions. But the reality is that forced abortions also occur right here in the United States. One disturbingly common situation for forced abortions in the United States is human trafficking. Current estimates suggest between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the United States each year.

A 2014 study involving 107 victims of human trafficking in the United States, published by Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Annals of Health Law, highlights the serious health effects of trafficking in the United States on victims. Common health concerns for victims included sexually transmitted diseases, mental health issues, and physical injuries from violence suffered during the course of being trafficked. In the study, 99.1% of respondents reported at least one physical health problem during trafficking.

Over half of the victims in the study reported having at least one abortion during the time they were being trafficked. Out of that group, 34 victims responded to a question on whether the abortion(s) were forced on them. Over half of that group responded that at least one abortion was at least partly forced on them.

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June 13, 2018

Most Americans support restrictions on abortion

Americans who think abortion is morally wrong outnumber those who see it as morally acceptable, said a new Gallup poll, released Monday.

This result is consistent with Gallup’s findings since it first started surveying Americans about the issue in 2001.

In this year’s poll, 48 percent of respondents believe abortion to be wrong, and 43 percent say it is acceptable.

Most Americans favor at least some restrictions on abortion, the poll found. Fifty percent said abortion should be legal “only under certain circumstances,” while 29 percent said it should be legal in all circumstances, and 18 percent said it should be illegal in all cases.

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Effingham County Illinois to vote on becoming a "sanctuary for the unborn" - ACTION NEEDED

Effingham County is looking to follow in the footsteps of other counties by become a sanctuary. But instead of being a sanctuary for guns or illegal immigrants, it would be a "sanctuary for the unborn."

A vote on the issue is expected June 18.

If it passed, Effingham County would oppose abortions, except those necessary to save the life of the mother and officially declare that life begins at conception.

You can contact the Effingham board members at:

Effingham County Board
101 N 4th St
Suite 301
Effingham, IL  62401
Phone: 217-342-4990
You can email them by clicking here.

The vote is on Monday, June 18th so may your calls/emails as soon as you can.

Urge the board members to vote to make Effingham County a Sanctuary County for the Unborn.

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AMA vote causes worry in fight against assisted suicide

The American Medical Association (AMA) voted to continue to review, not maintain, its long-standing opposition to physician-assisted suicide.

In a disappointing vote at its annual meeting, the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to continue to review, not maintain, its long-standing opposition to physician-assisted suicide.

After two years of hard and detailed work examining the dangerous trends and effects of legalizing physician-assisted suicide, the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) issued a report to the full AMA recommending the organization maintain their opposition position to assisted suicide.

According to Lisa Schencker at the Chicago Tribune,

The AMA’s House of Delegates, however, narrowly voted at the group’s annual meeting in Chicago not to accept that report, instead sending it back to the committee for further review. About 56 percent of the delegates voted for further review.

By ignoring the CEJA’s recommendations and voting for “further study,” the House of Delegates tragically missed an opportunity to protect vulnerable patients.

For now, the AMA position in opposition to assisted suicide stands. However, this vote has almost certainly teed up another vote on this at the next annual meeting in June of 2019.

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June 12, 2018

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology tries to legitimize late-term abortion

In a press release today, the American Association of Pro-Life OB/GYNS (AAPLOG) has announced that the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) is seeking a “new subspecialty certification for doing late-term abortions” to encourage Fellowships in Family Planning at universities across the United States. As AAPLOG points out, part of this subspecialty certification in “complex family planning” requires that those in such fellowships would be trained not only in contraception and in first trimester abortions, but late-term abortion as well.

The application for certification notes requirements for the Fellowship in Family Planning, and among these are the requirement to learn to use medications (mifepristone, misoprostol, prostaglandin, and methotrexate) for first and second trimester abortions, and to learn to utilize vacuum aspiration for first trimester procedures.

Those in a Family Planning Fellowship would also be required to learn second trimester procedures, such as D&E (dilation and evacuation), intact D&E or dilation and extraction, hysterotomy, and hysterectomy, as stated in the application.

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Planned Parenthood promised to train workers to help sexual abuse victims. They lied.

Planned Parenthood lied when they told the American people and the media that they were “retraining” staffers. An interview originally aired last year; however, in this current climate of the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements as well as a growing intolerance for enablers of abuse, it is imperative that the American people know the kind of organization they are being forced to fund through Title X, Medicaid and other state and federal tax dollars.

“Despite Planned Parenthood’s public rhetoric as well as laws requiring it to report suspected abuse, its failure to report has been deliberate and widespread,” Live Action president and founder Lila Rose stated in her group’s initial press release.

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Abortion organizations complain at UN: Trump admin ruining global abortion access

Abortion organizations complain at UN: Trump admin ruining global abortion access

For decades, the global abortion lobby has worked hard to embed abortion advocacy within a wide array of projects and agendas, from maternal health to global peace and security to humanitarian relief. During that time, one policy has worked to mute the spread of abortion, Mexico City Policy.

On Tuesday, the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) released a report detailing what they charge are the harms of the Mexico City Policy, enacted by Republican administrations since President Ronald Reagan. The policy blocks U.S. funding for foreign organizations that advocate for or provide abortions. Under President Donald Trump, the policy was expanded from family planning to all global health funding and rebranded as Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA).

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AMA to vote Tuesday whether to retain opposition to physician-assisted suicide

AMA to vote June12th whether to retain opposition to physician-assisted suicide

For the last few years we have kept you posted on the internal machinations of the American Medical Association (AMA) as pro-physician- assisted suicide forces seek what, for them, is the Holy Grail: for the AMA to ignore the recommendation of its own Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) to retain AMA opposition to physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and “go neutral.”

June 12th, the AMA’s House of Delegates will vote to either accept the CEJA’s recommendation or send it back to committee. The latter would be a huge victory for the likes of Compassion &Choices, formerly, and rightly, named the Hemlock Society.

We can hope the AMA does not lose its way. There is no endpoint, if the AMA “goes neutral.” There will be pressure on physicians to “assist” their patients, the pool of which will grow wider and larger and deeper each year.

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June 11, 2018

A careful explanation why the AMA should continue its opposition to physician-assisted suicide

Assisted suicide “is fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer, would be difficult or impossible to control, and would pose serious societal risks.

Whenever, and it could be very soon, the AMA decides whether to go “neutral” on physician-assisted decision, the verdict will carry enormous weight.

Also invariably, when pro-death forces prevail, one very important reason is because the “body’s defenses” (in the form of leading medical organizations) chose no longer to see “helping” patient to die as an invader that must be fought with unrelenting vigor but welcomed in.

The AMA’s current position is that assisted suicide “is fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer, would be difficult or impossible to control, and would pose serious societal risks.” Yes, yes, and yes.

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Doctors called her incompatible with life, but Bella Santorum just turned 10

Doctors called her incompatible with life, but Bella Santorum just turned 10

“Incompatible with life.” Those words have pierced the hearts of parents around the world as doctors handed them devastating diagnoses for their preborn children. Karen Santorum, wife of former Senator Rick Santorum, is one of those parents. Doctors told them that their daughter Bella had Trisomy 18, a condition that is considered “incompatible with life.” But there Bella was, safely in her mother’s womb, very much alive. The pro-life couple refused abortion… and now Bella has turned ten years old.

“[…] she is the happiest little girl in the world and is full of life,” said Karen Santorum in a Facebook post on April 30, 2018.

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Rep. Mark Walker: Investigate Planned Parenthood’s sex abuse cover-up

Rep. Mark Walker: Investigate Planned Parenthood’s sex abuse cover-up

Congressman Mark Walker (R-NC), Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, joined Live Action president Lila Rose and additional members of Congress in a press conference Thursday, June 7, 2018, to expose Planned Parenthood’s decades-long cover-up of sexual abuse. Live Action’s new seven-part docuseries, Aiding Abusers, exposes Planned Parenthood’s systemic cover-up of sex abuse including the aiding of sex traffickers.

Walker, who applauded President Trump’s Protect Life Rule to Title X funding, said that while it is astonishing that Planned Parenthood would cover up sex abuse he did not actually find it surprising. The Protect Life Rule would end Title X family planning funding for groups that commit, support or refer for abortion.

“Seems that Planned Parenthood, according to reports, has broken the law,” he said during the press conference. “There should be a full investigation into whether Planned Parenthood willfully turned over child victims of abuse back to their abuser and, if necessary, criminal prosecution. […] This isn’t about politics.”

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June 8, 2018

VIDEO: 56 lawmakers demand Planned Parenthood be investigated for covering-up child sex-abuse

Members of Congress gathered outside the U.S. Capitol June 7th to call attention to an important investigative report and video series exposing Planned Parenthood’s repeated failure to notify law enforcement of suspected human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of women and girls.

What these abusers do––what sexual traffickers do––to their victims is take them or threaten to send them by force to an abortion facility, which can become a key place for that abuse to be covered up,” said Rose.  “And Planned Parenthood, instead of reporting the abuse as they’re mandated to do in virtually all fifty states by law––instead of reporting abuse, instead of being that person who can encounter a girl in a situation of extreme distress and be that moment of intervention for her––does a secret abortion, has a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell policy,’ and sends this vulnerable young girl back into the arms of sex abusers,” said Lila Rose, founder of Live Action which produced the investigative report and video series.

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June 7, 2018

Planned Parenthood cheers attorney general who refused to investigate them

Tuesday, the state of California held its primary in preparation for November’s elections, and Planned Parenthood was thrilled with the results. Why? Because Attorney General Xavier Becerra won. On the surface, this may not seem notable; cheering on pro-abortion politicians is par for the course when it comes to the abortion lobby. But in this case, there are some massive ethical breaches.

Some may recognize Becerra’s name: he is the attorney general who refused to investigate Planned Parenthood after the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) exposed the abortion giant’s criminal activities. Around the country, CMP found that Planned Parenthood was selling the body parts of babies they aborted. They also were found to be killing preborn babies that survived abortions — babies that were born alive.

But rather than hold Planned Parenthood accountable for its lawbreaking, Becerra went after the Center for Medical Progress. He filed 15 charges against investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, and refused to even investigate the likely criminal activity found in CMP’s videos.

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The Planned Parenthood billionaire mega-donor you’ve never heard of

With Starbucks in hot water over its donations to Planned Parenthood, 2ndVote decided to look into other major donors to the abortionist the general public might not be aware of.

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation has donated almost one billion dollars to research since 2011. The organization is renowned for its focus on evidence-based solutions to public policy problems. Its grants have funded research on those suffering from mental health, better understanding of gun violence, and bail reform.

What's less known is that behind the Foundation's "evidence-based" efforts is frequently distinctly left-wing, anti-life advocacy.

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Doctors Face Scrutiny About Defining Brain Death

Doctors Face Scrutiny About Defining Brain Death

Most people who sign organ donor cards believe what organ donation campaigns tell us, such as:

“A person who has sustained a severe brain injury, such as from an accident, stroke or lack of oxygen is put on artificial support.

Doctors work hard to save the patient’s life, but sometimes there is a complete and irreversible loss of brain function. The patient is declared clinically dead. Only then is donation an option.” (Emphasis added)

This is termed “brain death” and organs are harvested while the patient is still on a ventilator (breathing machine) and has a heartbeat.

But as a May 29, 2018 Wall Street Journal article “Doctors Face Scrutiny About Defining Death- As families challenge the determination of brain death, physicians are changing their approach,” the assumptions about brain death are now being challenged because of cases like Jahi McMath. Jahi was a 13 year old girl who suffered complications after a 2013 tonsillectomy in California and was declared “brain dead” but who is still alive in New Jersey after her parents refused to allow the ventilator to be removed.

With this article as well as a February 5, 2018 New Yorker magazine article titled “What Does It Mean to Die?” about the McMath case, the public is now becoming aware of the ethical, legal and medical controversies surrounding “brain death” and questions are being asked.

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June 6, 2018

Adult stem cells save life of preborn baby

The latest development involves researchers in San Francisco whose work helped a preborn baby with a blood disorder. 

A preborn baby was diagnosed with alpha thalassemia major, which causes life-threatening swelling and an enlarged heart. It's also a condition in which doctors often recommend abortion - but not this time.

They gave her blood transfusions to get the swelling down, then with the last blood transfusion, they did an adult stem cell transfusion using the mother's adult stem cells. The adult stem cells are taken from the mother's bone marrow and injected into the umbilical vein to the baby.

Four months later, the child was born and appears to doctors to be a healthy newborn.

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VIDEO: Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood tells ‘sex traffickers’ they can pose as guardians

Are crimes against young victims of sex trafficking covered up when they are taken to a Planned Parenthood facility? Live Action’s latest release in the seven-part docuseries “Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood’s cover-up of child sexual abuse,” implies that they are.  In light of the MeToo and TimesUp movement’s spotlight on enablers of sexual abuse, Live Action has republished excerpts of a 2011 undercover investigation in which investigators posed as a pimp and a prostitute looking for abortions and STI treatments to keep their sex trafficked victims, as young as 14, on the streets.

The Sex Trafficking Investigation video in the Aiding Abusers docuseries contains highlights from that 2011 investigation, featuring Planned Parenthood employees at seven facilities in several states aiding the “sex traffickers” by counseling them on how to get their victims tested for STIs, the best way for them to get abortions, and how to lie on forms about their victims’ ages.

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More people still consider abortion morally wrong than morally acceptable

Each year Gallup conducts what it calls its annual “Values and Beliefs survey,” typically conducted in early May. Over the course of the year Gallup will filet those numbers every which way.

The first iteration, which came out yesterday, addressed the question of how people evaluated 22 different “behaviors and practices”—whether they are “morally acceptable” or “morally wrong.”

On abortion, we learn from Jeffrey M. Jones, that 49% said abortion was morally wrong, while 43% said it was morally acceptable.

The year before that 47% said abortion was morally wrong, the same 43% morally acceptable. Only once in 17 years (2015) have the percentages been the same.

“Gallup’s trends on many of these items date back to 2001,”Jones writes. “On most, Americans have adopted more permissive views over time. “

This is not true on abortion, in spite of a 24/7 campaign by the major media to tell us abortion is as no different than filling (or extracting) a tooth.

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June 5, 2018

Against current U.N. law, Office of Human Rights tries to strip preborn of human rights

In blatant violation of international law, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has unveiled a startling new campaign that claims “you have human rights since birth.” The unsettling image, which depicts a baby’s arm with the statement written on a hospital bracelet, makes clear the position of this U.N. body—human rights should not be afforded to human beings until after they are born.

Abortion advocates might applaud this claim, but the position of the body flies in the face of established, and binding, international law on the rights of the unborn.

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VIDEO: Actress Sandra Bullock on being an adoptive mom: It’s ‘my purpose’

Actress, adoptive parent, and single mom Sandra Bullock opened up recently to TODAY’s Hoda Kotb, a fellow adoptive mother, explaining how becoming a mother made her realize that it was not her career as an actress that gave her purpose in life, but her children.

“It’s just like being a mom, I finally realize, ‘Oh, this is what I was supposed to do when I grew up,” she said. “Not be an actress; to be a mom. … This is my purpose.”

Bullock, 51, adopted her children when she was in her 40s. Son Louis (8) was adopted as an infant in 2010, and daughter, Laila (5) was adopted in 2015 at age 3 1/2 after being in foster care. Bullock told Hoda Hotb that her priorities in life are “my kids, my kids, my kids. My family. My family. That’s it,” adding that she doesn’t work as much anymore because her family is what’s most important, and she wants to be there for her children’s big moments.

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Without dissent, Supreme Court dismisses lower court decision granting undocumented teen an abortion

In a five page unsigned opinion filed without noted dissents, the Supreme Court today dismissed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit which allowed an undocumented 17 year girl to abort.

While the particulars of the case of the girl from Mexico who entered the country through Texas apply only to her, the importance is that the High Court’s decision means no precedent has been set that would allow other similarly-situated teenagers to obtain an abortion.

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June 4, 2018

Judge Blocks Iowa’s heartbeat Abortion Ban

A judge has granted the abortion lobby’s request to temporarily block enforcement of Iowa’s new ban on aborting babies with detectable heartbeats, pending a final verdict on the law’s constitutionality.

Polk County District Court Judge Michael Huppert made the decision Friday in a brief hearing, the Des Moines Register reports. Attorneys representing the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Iowa City’s Emma Goldman Clinic claim the law violates both Roe v. Wade and the Iowa Constitution. They requested the temporary injunction to resolve the “uncertainty” of women seeking abortions.

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Illinois ProLife groups vow to withhold Endorsement for ERA-supporting Lawmakers

Illinois ProLife groups vow to withhold Endorsement for ERA-supporting Lawmakers

On May 30, 2018 the Illinois House passed the Equal Rights Amendment as Senate Joint Resolution Constitution Amendment 4 (SJRCA4). The ERA was introduced to the states in 1972. An objective reading of the language and history of the ERA makes clear that expansion of abortion rights has always been a principle objective of the ERA proponents. In 1983 when Congress attempted to re-introduce the ERA to the states, the proponents of the ERA rejected proposed abortion neutral language. The writings of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reveal the intended scope of the ERA is to greatly increase the scrutiny of pro-life legislation.
A vote for the ERA is a vote for overturning abortion restrictions and enshrining abortion rights in the U. S. Constitution. A vote for the ERA is a vote against the unborn child. State court judges have held that their state ERAs mandate “HB40” style taxpayer funding of elective abortions. The ERA further threatens parental notification and consent laws throughout the country, along with every reasonable regulation on abortion. 

The ERA has now been ratified by the Illinois General Assembly. The Illinois Federation for Right to Life PAC, Illinois Citizens for Life PAC, Illinois Family Action PAC, and Lake County Life PAC will not endorse or support any legislator that voted for such a sweeping pro-abortion piece of legislation as the ERA.

On May 30, 2018am, 11 Legislators who claim to be pro-life voted for the pro-abortion ERA. Steven Andersson (R), Dan Brady (R), Jim Durkin (R), David Harris (R), Chad Hays (R), David Olsen (R), Robert Pritchard (R), Sue Scherer (D), Grant Wehrli (R), David Welter (R) and Christine Winger (R) all voted for the ERA. While we are disappointed with all 72 Representatives who voted for abortion, we are gravely disturbed by those who solicited pro-life support and/or presented themselves as pro-life but voted for the ERA.  Their vote was a vote in opposition to life and will not be ignored by the undersigned.

Dawn Behnke, Chairman                
Illinois Federation for Right to Life PAC   

Ralph Rivera, Chairman
Illinois Citizens for Life PAC

Bonnie Quirke                   
Lake County Life PAC            

David Smith, Executive Director
Illinois Family Action PAC

Elise Bouc, State Chairman           
Illinois-Stop ERA               

Reverend Robert Vanden Bosch
Concerned Christian Americans

June 1, 2018

Pro-lifers to SCOTUS: Honor the unborn, states' rights

No special treatment for Planned Parenthood – that's what pro-family organizations are telling the U.S. Supreme Court.

No special treatment for Planned Parenthood – that's what pro-family organizations are telling the U.S. Supreme Court.

Amid concerns that the taxpayer-funded abortion giant was illegally selling baby body parts for profit, Louisiana terminated its Medicaid provider agreement with Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast in 2015. Rather than follow the appeals court procedure that Congress mandates, the Planned Parenthood affiliate and three unidentified supporters filed suit in federal court.

In a brief filed Thursday on behalf of Louisiana Family Forum and 26 other family policy councils, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) explains that Medicaid providers – Planned Parenthood or otherwise – can't use the courts to challenge the removal of those agreements in an attempt to evade the established administrative appeals process that federal law requires.

Congress has made it very clear that Planned Parenthood has to follow the administrative process to challenge its disqualification from Medicaid – just like everyone else," says ADF legal counsel Elissa Graves.

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Planned Parenthood attacks report showing how they enabled sexual assault

The pro-life group Live Action is standing by bombshell allegations that Planned Parenthood enabled numerous instances of sexual assault, as the abortion giant claims the revelations have already been “discredited.”

Yesterday, Live Action released the first installments of its “Aiding Abusers” video series, which relies on news reports, eyewitness testimony, and undercover video to expose Planned Parenthood employees’ willingness to provide abortions to girls as young as twelve without reporting signs of statutory or forcible rape to law enforcement.

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2018 National Pro-Life Bridges Day, June 22nd

2018 National Pro-Life Bridges Day, June 22nd

Over the last year a small group of pro-lifers to display very simple pro-life banners, "ABORTION TAKES HUMAN LIFE," in very readable font on a plain blue background from a pedestrian overpass over the south end of the Dan Ryan Expressway, I-94, leading into and out of downtown Chicago.  On Saturday mornings or early afternoons every month we reach just about 20,000 people every hour for two or three hours.  Two or three other similar locations around metropolitan Chicago average upwards of 15,000 people per hour at a variety of days and times.

Chris Iverson, who has spearheaded these pro-life bridges in the Chicago area, is a director of Pro-Life Action League.  The League is promoting the project nationally with an effort to have bridges manned in 50 cities during either the morning or the afternoon rush on June 22nd.

So far the only Illinois locations are the ones which are done regularly in Chicagoland.  Other Illinois sign-ups would be most welcome!  Also, Illinoisans might have an interest in efforts to plan an overpass in the St. Louis area, the Quad Cities, the Borman Expressway in northwest Indiana, or elsewhere on or near Illinois's borders.

Click here for contact information or to register to host or participate on one of the bridges in your area. 

For further help on organizing a pro-life bridge in your area, contact John Ryan by voice or text at 708.945.8247 or by e-mail at domer_10305@yahoo.com.

Registration closes next week in order to get the materials to all coordinators on time.

May 31, 2018

ERA Ratified by Illinois with a vote of 72-45

After a long hard battle, the ERA passed in the Illinois House.  The vote came shortly after 8 pm on May 30th.  The Equal Rights Amendment passed it's final stage in Illinois with the vote of 72-45 with only needing 71 to pass.

We are grateful for all those legislators who voted against the ERA.  Their votes show them for the principled legislators that they are.

We have been successful for a very long time in preventing the ERA from being ratified in Illinois (over 25 years - from 1972 - 1982 and 2003- 2018).  Thank you for all you have done through the years to protect women, the unborn child, our families, our religious freedoms, and our society.

Leading pro-abortion groups – including NARAL, the ACLU, and Planned Parenthood -- have strongly urged state courts to construe state ERAs, containing language virtually identical to the language of the 1972 federal ERA proposal, to invalidate laws that treat abortion differently from other “medical procedures,” including laws restricting tax-funding of abortion and laws requiring parental notification or consent for minors’ abortions.

This could be all moot.  Some people now argue that the federal ERA proposed in 1972 can be resurrected by state legislatures (the so-called "three-state strategy").   However, in 1982 the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the federal ERA sent to the state legislatures by Congress in 1972 was legally dead.

Illinois Federation for Right to Life, strongly urged legislators to oppose this resolution for two reasons: (1) The language of the proposed 1972 ERA, which cannot now be revised, is virtually identical to language that the major pro-abortion groups have used in other states (including New Mexico) for highly successful legal attacks on laws protecting unborn children and limiting tax funding of abortion. (2) The Illinois resolution is part of an effort to evade the federal constitutional amendment process spelled out in the U.S. Constitution itself. When Congress proposed the ERA to the states in 1972, it attached a deadline — a deadline that most of the ratifying states explicitly referred to in their ratification resolutions, and that expired decades ago. In 1982 the U.S. Supreme Court explicitly declared that all legal issues surrounding the 1972 ERA resolution (including the validity of rescissions passed by five ratifying state legislatures prior to the deadline) were “moot” because this ERA was already dead.

In more recent years, ERA supporters in Congress have repeatedly introduced new ERA proposals, implicitly recognizing that the 1972 ERA is long dead. For example, such new ERAs were introduced in January, 2017, for the current 115th Congress, as S.J. Res. 6 and H.J. Res. 33.

Pro-life members of Congress have proposed the addition of a simple “abortion-neutral” clause before any such new ERA is sent out to the states for possible ratification – a proposal so far rejected by the leading advocates of the ERA.

It should be obvious that limits specific to abortions are by definition a form of sex discrimination and therefore impermissible under ERA – can be used to invalidate any federal or state restrictions even on partial-birth abortions or third-trimester abortions (since these are sought “only by women”); the federal and state “conscience laws,” which allow government-supported medical facilities and personnel — including religiously affiliated hospitals — to refuse to participate in abortions; and parental notification and consent laws. Indeed, the ACLU “Reproductive Freedom Project” has published a booklet that encourages pro-abortion lawyers to use state ERAs as legal weapons against state parental notification and consent laws.

Our fight is not over. We will educate our elected officials in Congress so that they will be prepared if and when the supporters of the ERA ask them to retroactively extend the time deadline of the ERA.  These are vitally important issues that we must continue to protect.  We may have lost this battle, but the war is not over. 

For more information about the ERA visit:  http://eagleforum.org/topics/era.html

For additional documentation on the ERA-abortion connection, see the NRLC website at http://www.nrlc.org/federal/era.

Roll Call on the ERA vote: (click image to enlarge)


Louisiana’s Democrat governor signs 15-week abortion ban into law

Louisiana’s Democrat governor signs 15-week abortion ban into law

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, signed legislation today banning abortions on babies 15 weeks or older, pending the outcome of a legal challenge.

The law, SB 181, would sentence any abortionist who commits an abortion beyond that date to a prison sentence of up to ten years and a fine between $10,000 and $100,000, though it expressly exempts the woman seeking the abortion from punishment - The law does not contain an exception for babies conceived in rape, and only allows exceptions for abortions deemed necessary to save a woman’s life from physical danger.

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Abortion lobby attacks Pro-Life lawmakers' effort to stop taxpayer funding of abortions

The idea of standing firm against Illinois' latest taxpayer subsidy for women on Medicaid and state employee health care plans is meeting angry resistance from the abortion lobby in Springfield.

State Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) suggested earlier this week that taxpayer funding of abortions be separated out of the state budget for a vote on its own. The amount that has not yet been appropriated by the currently negotiated state budget would pay for approximately 30,000 abortions. The idea to block the funding was backed by fellow House members Tuesday while it was blasted by the abortion lobby - which attacked Rep. Breen on Twitter.

Personal PAC, the pro-abortion political action group that financially supports radical pro-abortion lawmakers and candidates, said women are not Breen's "bargaining chips" and called on lawmakers to #SAVEHB40. HB 40 is the measure Democrats alone passed to Governor Rauner's desk, were he signed the bill into  law setting women on Medicaid and state employee health plans for free, unrestricted abortions.

Tuesday, Rep. Breen was joined by Republican House members Tom Morrison (R), Jeanne Ives (R) Allen Skillicorn (R), Mark Batinick (R), Margo McDermed (R), C.D. Davidsmeyer (R), Sheri Jesiel (R) and Jerry Long (R), as well as three Democrat House members Jerry Costello (D), Monica Bristow (D) and Natalie Phelps-Finnie (D), to state their united opposition to the inclusion of taxpayer funds for elective abortion services in the FY 2019 budget.

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May 30, 2018


The vote taken shortly after 8pm on May 30th ratified the Equal Rights Amendment in Illinois.  The vote was 72-45.   This leaves just one more state to ratify the ERA and amend the U.S. Constitution and is one more step to further endangering the unborn.

Leading pro-abortion groups – including NARAL, the ACLU, and Planned Parenthood -- have strongly urged state courts to construe state ERAs, containing language virtually identical to the language of the 1972 federal ERA proposal, to invalidate laws that treat abortion differently from other “medical procedures,” including laws restricting tax-funding of abortion and laws requiring parental notification or consent for minors’ abortions.

For more information about the ERA visit:  http://eagleforum.org/topics/era.html

For additional documentation on the ERA-abortion connection, see the NRLC website at http://www.nrlc.org/federal/era.

U.S. delegation tells World Health Assembly “We do not recognize an international right to abortion”

U.S. delegation tells World Health Assembly “We do not recognize an international right to abortion”

This past week the World Health Assembly was held in Geneva. It’s the annual meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO). During the event, the United States delegation spoke up clearly and strongly in defense of unborn children and in opposition to abortion.

Commenting on a report on women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health, the U.S. called for improved health care, especially during the first 1,000 days of life, but rejected the report’s favorable statements toward abortion.

“The term ‘sexual and reproductive health’ does not include the promotion of abortion, nor do we recognize an international right to abortion,” the U.S. statement read.

The statement further emphasized: “We have stated clearly, and on many occasions, consistent with the International Conference on Population and Development’s Programme of Action, that we do not recognize abortion as a method of family planning, nor do we support abortion in our reproductive health assistance.”

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Father Pavone warns Illinois lawmakers of ERA's ultimate result: Not equality, but unrestricted abortion

Father Pavone warns Illinois lawmakers of ERA's ultimate result: Not equality, but unrestricted abortion

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, Tuesday issued the following statement on SJRCA 4, the bill pending in the Illinois House that would purport to ratify the proposed, long-dormant federal Equal Rights Amendment:

“Why, more than 55 years after Congress passed the so-called ERA and more than 35 years after the deadline for states to ratify the measure expired, is there an attempt to revive the long-dead ERA today? There is only one answer – abortion.

“The ERA as written, and as contained in SJRCA 4, would be the most pro-abortion legislation ever adopted by any American legislature. Cloaked in language of equality, it would, in fact, remove all state and federal regulations and safeguards regarding abortion. It is this indisputable fact that, once publicized, stopped ratification of the ERA in its tracks in the last century.

“Do you favor parental notification before a 13-year-old girl has an abortion? Do you believe that partial-birth abortion, which amounts to infanticide, should remain illegal? Do you think that it’s wrong to force Americans to pay for others’ abortions? If so, you cannot support SJRCA 4. These restrictions, overwhelmingly supported by the American public, would be deemed discriminatory on the basis of sex under the ERA.

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