August 21, 2018

Senator Rand Paul introduces amendment to defund abortion providers

Senator Rand Paul introduces amendment to defund abortion providers

Contrary to popular belief, taxpayer dollars do fund abortion at various abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood. And on August 16, 2018, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduced an amendment to remedy that. In a press release, Paul’s office noted that the amendment was proposed to “H.R. 6157, the Senate appropriations package for Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education.” It reportedly “contains the same language preventing such spending as the FY 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education funding bill that passed the U.S. House Appropriations Committee in July.” With this amendment, providers that do not commit abortions would still be eligible “to receive federal funding for women’s health services.”

Senator Paul has attempted to defund Planned Parenthood in the past and also cosponsored the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. He has also attempted to extend protections for preborn human beings under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution through the Life at Conception Act. Paul stated in his press release, “One of the top priorities for a Republican Congress that professes pro-life values on the campaign trail should be to stop taxpayer funding for abortion providers. This is our chance to turn our words into action, stand up for the sanctity of life, and speak out for the most innocent among us that have no voice.”

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Late-night TV is dominated by anti-Trump leftists who promote abortion

Late-night TV is dominated by anti-Trump leftists who promote abortion

It would be difficult to find a place more lacking in diversity of worldview than the universe of late-night television. On nearly every single issue, the hosts march shoulder to shoulder in lock-step with one another: Bill Maher, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver—the list goes on. Each and every one of these hosts is a bona fide member of the liberal cabal fighting against Trump called The Resistance. Fallon was even badgered into apologizing for not being hard enough on Donald Trump during an interview during the election. Not a single one of them is conservative, or even Republican.

And consider a few of the other major issues. Every single one of these hosts agrees on gay “marriage,” delivering contempt disguised as comedy at anyone who disagreed throughout the decade-long debate preceding the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision. On abortion, any discomfort they might feel is not enough to inhibit their unanimous support for Planned Parenthood, the world’s largest abortion provider. Stephen Colbert likes to trumpet his Catholic credentials, but he is well aware that if he said anything even mildly disapproving of abortion, he’d bring down the full wrath of his fellow hosts on his own head for stepping off the reservation. (That said, there’s no indication that Colbert actually is pro-life.)

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Abortion-booster Michelle Bachelet appointed to top UN human rights spot

Abortion-booster Michelle Bachelet appointed to top UN human rights spot

Trailblazing abortion promoter and Chile's first woman president Michelle Bachelet was appointed by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to lead the UN human rights office last week.

Bachelet's convictions about abortion may not have a sufficient check in her new role at the United Nations. She is a known abortion supporter having successfully campaigned to decriminalize abortion in Chile during her second stint as President.

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Helene Miller-Walsh appointed to represent House District 51

Helene Miller-Walsh appointed to represent House District 51

Sunday, Lake County GOP chairman Mark Shaw listed an array of reasons why Lake County resident Helene Miller-Walsh was the "clear pick" as to who he thought should fill the vacancy former State Rep. Nick Sauer left when he resigned earlier this month. Walsh was sworn into office Saturday afternoon.

"We needed a person that would be ready to be an actual state representative first, and then a candidate," Shaw, who also serves as the IL GOP's new state co-chairman and member of the party's State Central Committee, told Illinois Review. "Second, we needed a person that could jump into a campaign while serving as state representative. We're confident Helene will be able to do both."

"Helene holds conservative views and I'm certain she will vote in agreement with the Illinois Republican Party platform," Shaw said.

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August 20, 2018

Shock CBS poll: 72% of young women favor more abortion restrictions

Shock CBS poll: 72% of young women favor more abortion restrictions

The majority of young millennial women reject unrestricted abortion, refuse a “feminist” identity, and indicate trust issues with the media – according to a poll by the media.

In anticipation of the upcoming midterm elections, CBS and Refinery29 teamed up for a poll concerning young American women’s voting trends and views on certain issues. They began publicizing it August 13. While some media reports of the findings focused more on the political aspects, such as the Trump Administration, the poll revealed much more. Namely, that many young women don’t fit the mold that the media and politicians often assume.

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‘Most damning’ baby body parts videos yet will release if gag order lifted

‘Most damning’ baby body parts videos yet will release if gag order lifted

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) and its lead, David Daleiden, have filed three motions in San Francisco federal court, asking for the dismissal of a lawsuit from the National Abortion Federation (NAF), along with the dissolution of a gag order that is preventing some as-yet-unseen undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood leaders negotiating the sale of aborted baby body parts.

The case has garnered headlines for three years now, ever since NAF panicked at CMP’s exposure of its secret activities showing the underbelly of the abortion industry. In an interesting twist, Daleiden stated that early in summer (emphasis added)…

NAF came to us asking to settle the case, if only we would agree to a permanent injunction on the videos. Of course, I and CMP told them no way — drop it and bear your own costs. Shortly thereafter, last month NAF willingly dropped 7 out of their 11 charges — including all of their claims under federal law, and all of their unlawful video recording claims. All that remains is just a few simple contract disputes, which the entire gag order hangs on.

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Latest Leftist attempt to revive the ERA won't work, Andy Schlafly says

Latest Leftist attempt to revive the ERA won't work, Andy Schlafly says

The ERA advocates in Illinois are placing pressure on US Congress members now to support an effort to remove the ERA's 1979 deadline - after all, the Left argues, isn't the Constitution and anything to do with it "living and breathing?"

The ERA Illinois Coalition is ignoring common sense. Here's what they're doing now:

Latest Leftist attempt to revive the ERA won't work, Andy Schlafly says
And here's the list of US Congressman they're calling to come on board:

Prolife Democrat Dan Lipinski, and Prolife Republicans  Peter Roskam, Mike Bost, Rodney Davis, John Shimkus, Randy Hultgren, Adam Kinzinger, Darin LaHood.

The late Phyllis Schlafly's son Andy told Illinois Review: "No such supermajority with respect to ERA is plausible at this point, given how ERA imposes taxpayer-funded abortion. Moreover, the ERA ratification process would need to restart with zero States because the prior ERA was passed by States based on the original 1979 deadline."

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August 17, 2018

VIDEO: The Future of SB 1564


There’s uncertainty surrounding the future of an Illinois law now that the Supreme Court has ruled against a similar statute in California requiring pro-life pregnancy care centers to inform expecting mothers about the availability of abortions.


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August 16, 2018

18 years of the abortion pill have made things worse for women and society

18 years of the abortion pill have made things worse for women and society

Medication abortion, also known as the abortion pill, has been marketed as a simple answer for women who want an abortion, offering them the convenience of taking their preborn baby’s lives in the privacy of their own homes. But in reality, medication abortion has had destructive effects — not just on preborn children, but on women and society.

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just 18 years ago, the “abortion pill” consists of two different medications. One medication, mifepristone, is “a synthetic steroid [that] interferes with a fertilized egg’s ability to adhere to the lining of the uterus.” Mifepristone works together with misoprostol, a medication which causes uterine contractions. At the time of approval, FDA Commissioner, Dr. Jane Henney, said the FDA approved mifepristone after a “careful evaluation of the scientific evidence related to the safe and effective use” of the drug.

But that “safe and effective” drug combination operates more like a human science experiment with deadly results.

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Illinois abortion center put patients in ‘immediate jeopardy’

Illinois abortion center put patients in ‘immediate jeopardy’

During a recent inspection of the Access “Health Center” abortion facility in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) found conditions so dangerous to women that all abortions were cancelled and not allowed to resume until every surgical instrument in the entire facility was re-sterilized and staff were trained on proper sterilization procedures.

The instruments—which enter the uterus to perform an abortion—contained no chemical indicators to indicate that sterilization had taken place. No weekly biological testing was being performed on the autoclave (sterilizer) itself, and no log was being kept of the sterilization of instruments. There was no way to know whether the instruments were carrying infection from previous patients.

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Three states to vote on pro-life measures in midterm elections

Three states to vote on pro-life measures in midterm elections

A total of three initiatives pertaining to abortion have made the November ballots for the 2018 midterm elections, according to Ballotpedia, all instigated by pro-lifers. Voters in Alabama and West Virginia will decide whether to add language to their state constitutions clarifying that they do not guarantee a “right” to abortions or abortion funding, with the former expressly recognizing the “sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children.”

A proposed constitutional amendment in Oregon, meanwhile, specifically seeks to forbid taxpayer funding of abortion. Pro-life activists finally secured a vote on it after multiple failed attempts to make the ballot in past elections.

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Life is Life and Must be Protected

Life is Life and Must be Protected
If people are asked to name the darkest days in American history, I think most would say the period of slavery and the civil war. Black Americans were treated literally like property. An infamous Supreme Court decision (Dred Scott) declared that Black Americans could never be considered fully human, could never become citizens.

We are in a comparable situation today. Preborn human beings are considered to be infinitely less valuable than all the rest of us, not fully human. Even though our nation’s founding document declares that all are created equal, the lives of these precious little ones are treated like disposable property.

Science and human biology tell us that a new human life begins at fertilization. Life is a continuum. Why are so many willing to deny the humanity of these children?

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August 15, 2018

VIDEO: Chelsea Clinton praises Roe v. Wade… and bungles true women’s history

Chelsea Clinton praises Roe v. Wade… and bungles true women’s history

In a speech for a “Rise Up for Roe” event this past weekend, Chelsea Clinton told attendees that the abortion on demand implemented by Roe v. Wade has been a net positive for the U.S. economy. She said:

It is not a disconnected fact…that American women entering the labor force from 1973 to 2009 added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy. Right? The net, new entrance of women – that is not disconnected from the fact that Roe became the law of the land in January of 1973. So, I think, whatever it is that people say they care about, I think that you can connect to this issue.


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Medical waste company defends hauling aborted babies: We’re ‘reverent and respectful’


The waste hauler for infamous late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart has attempted to defend its gruesome work by asserting that it disposes of the bodies of aborted babies in a “reverent and respectful way” that includes quasi-religions ceremonies.

In a voicemail recording “to all who are concerned,” Bio-Haz Solutions CEO David Henritzy said that no other company does what his does “for the lost souls” of the aborted babies it hauls away. The drivers carry holy water and the Bible, he said, and place crosses on the medical waste containers with aborted children.

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One Ohio Abortion Facility Sues Another and the Hypocrisy Is Astounding

One Ohio Abortion Facility Sues Another and the Hypocrisy Is Astounding
A few weeks ago, pro-life Ohioans caught a major break when one Columbus abortion facility decided to sue another, providing a small but wonderful glimpse into the hypocrisy of Big Abortion.

Alleging lease violations, breach of contract, and other charges, Founder’s Women’s Health Center formally initiated a lawsuit against Your Choice Healthcare, a new abortion facility which opened following a business split that forced Founder’s to temporarily close at the end of June.

According to The Columbus Dispatch, the lawsuit asks the Franklin County Common Pleas Court for an order that would prohibit Your Choice from operating, claiming that the new abortion business is improperly using proprietary information and assets of Downtown Gynecologists, Inc.—the group that runs Founder’s—such as its phone number, website, policies, and forms.

With all these accusations of falsified ownership at play, you could say, in a sense that Your Choice has been accused of being a “fake clinic” — a charge the abortion industry infamously lobs at pro-life pregnancy help centers for telling women the truth about abortion and the dignity of human life.

Yes, Founder’s and Your Choice certainly still agree on the right to abort innocent children, and no, they would never openly identify one another as a “fake clinic.”

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August 14, 2018

If abortion breaks your heart, the way their bodies are treated after the abortion will, too


So often, when we think about abortion, we don’t really ask questions about what happens to the so-called “tissue” afterwards. But the truth is… it isn’t just “tissue.” These are human beings. And abortion creates broken bodies — or the dismembered limbs and pieces — of tiny children. What happens to these small bodies? We already know that even the FDA is purchasing the “fresh” body parts of aborted children for use in medical research, and universities have done the same. But what about the bodies that aren’t purchased? Where do the arms, legs, little heads, and other human body parts go?

News reports reveal that abortion facilities have a variety of other “solutions”:

- In Michigan, babies have been stored in a freezer for five months.
- In Oregon and in Canada, babies were sent to a facility that burned them for electricity.
- In the U.K., aborted babies have been used to heat hospitals.
- In Ohio, babies were heated through until any bacteria was killed, and then they were sent to rot in a trash dump in Kentucky. Governor Mike DeWine said, “I think it will come as a shock to Ohioans to find out that fetuses are being cooked and then they’re put in a landfill and they’re going to be mixed in with yesterday’s garbage.”
- In Indiana, babies have been sent to a lab and then ground up with an auger:

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August 13, 2018

Kavanaugh Hearing Set for September 4th

Kavanaugh Hearing Set for September 4th

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced today that the hearing for SCOTUS nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh (pictured with President Trump) will begin on September 4 and is expected to last for three or four days.

Opening statements by Judiciary Committee members and the nominee will occur on Tuesday, September 4. The questioning of Judge Kavanaugh will begin on Wednesday, September 5. Testimony by those who know Judge Kavanaugh the best, outside legal experts, and the American Bar Association is expected to follow.

This announcement comes after the committee has received the largest number of Executive Branch records ever for the consideration of a Supreme Court nominee. As of today, the committee has received more than 184,000 pages of records from Judge Kavanaugh's work as a White House lawyer and his work for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr. The committee also expects to receive hundreds of thousands of additional pages of Executive Branch documents. These records will be reviewed in addition to the 307 cases in which Judge Kavanaugh wrote an opinion as an appeals court judge, the hundreds more opinions he joined, and the more than 17,500 pages of material he provided in response to the committee's bipartisan questionnaire.

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VIDEO: ‘Gosnell’ actress tearfully recalls choosing life after hearing son’s heartbeat

‘Gosnell’ actress tearfully recalls choosing life after hearing son’s heartbeat
The movie “Gosnell” is set to be released this fall, and it will tell the story of Kermit Gosnell, America’s most prolific serial killer. But behind the scenes, a real-life drama with a much happier ending unfolded. Actress Tessya Whatley is playing Viola Brown in the movie, a young woman who is considering having an abortion at Gosnell’s facility, but decides to choose life instead. It echoes her real-life story, in which Whatley found herself facing an unplanned pregnancy:


Whatley discovered she was pregnant, and at first, she planned to have an abortion. But then, the nurse did something unexpected: she played the heartbeat for Whatley to hear as she lay on the surgical table. “I just started crying and decided it was something I couldn’t do, I couldn’t kill my baby,” she said. “So I put my clothes on, I went out to my grandpa, I told him I couldn’t do it; he said, ‘let’s go.'”

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Planned Parenthood’s six-figure ad campaign proves abortion is its business

Planned Parenthood’s six-figure ad campaign proves abortion is its business
If you ever had any doubts about how closely tied Planned Parenthood is to abortion, doubt no longer. The organization has just launched a six-figure ad campaign against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, whom Planned Parenthood calls “unfit to serve a lifetime on our highest court.” Why? Because Planned Parenthood believes Kavanaugh is would be a potential vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion-on-demand, overruling all state laws protecting preborn children at that time. What Planned Parenthood isn’t saying, however, is that overturning Roe would not make abortion instantly illegal; it would instead most likely place abortion laws back in the hands of individual states to decide for themselves, just as they did prior to Roe. But the abortion giant isn’t against Kavanaugh because it cares so much about women. (It doesn’t.) It’s against him because overturning Roe would threaten the organization’s very profitable abortion business.

The Washington Times notes that Planned Parenthood’s new ad campaign, #DearSenators, “encourages voters to share their personal abortion stories and to urge their congressmen to block Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation….” Kavanaugh currently serves on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and is considered a Constitutional originalist.

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August 9, 2018

Over 100 Members of the House Seek New HHS Rule to Make Consumers Aware of Abortion Surcharge

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar
This past Monday, August 6, 102 Members of Congress sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar (pictured) requesting new regulations related to Obamacare and subsidies to plans that cover abortion.

The letter, spearheaded by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and strongly supported by National Right to Life, asks the administration to enforce the Obamacare requirement that insurers offering plans in the state marketplaces must collect a separate payment (or “abortion surcharge”) if the plan covers elective abortion.

Unfortunately, but as NRLC warned, Obama-era regulations have essentially permitted insurance companies to hide the abortion surcharge from consumers.

According to Rep. Smith, chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus,

Obamacare’s abortion surcharge is practically invisible to consumers. Consumers have a right to know. Abortion is not healthcare—it dismembers and chemically poisons defenseless unborn children and hurts women. The Trump Administration now has the opportunity to take action and enforce the law to bring transparency to Obamacare’s abortion coverage and the abortion surcharge. No person should have to pay for abortion coverage they don’t want.

At the time Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, an array of long-established laws, including the Hyde Amendment, had created a nearly uniform policy that federal programs did not pay for abortion or subsidize health plans that included coverage of abortion, with narrow exceptions. Regrettably, provisions of the 2010 Obamacare health law ruptured that longstanding policy.

Among other objectionable provisions, the Obamacare law authorized massive federal subsidies to assist many millions of Americans to purchase private health plans that cover abortion on demand. For documentation, please see:

www.nrlc.org/uploads/ahc/ProtectLifeActDouglasJohnsonTestimony.pdf, and www.nrlc.org/uploads/DvSBA/GenericAffidavitOfDouglasJohnsonNRLC.pdf.

Direct subsidies

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that between 2015 and 2024, $726 billion will flow from the federal Treasury in direct subsidies for Obamacare health plans. In September, 2014, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report that confirmed that elective abortion coverage is widespread in federally subsidized plans on the Obamacare exchanges.

In the 27 states (plus D.C.) that did not have laws in effect to restrict abortion coverage, over one thousand exchange plans covered abortion, the report found. (See “GAO report confirms elective abortion coverage widespread in Obamacare exchange plans.”)

Some defenders of the Obamacare in 2010 insisted that this was not really “federal funding” of abortion because a provision in Section 1303 of Obamacare stated that a “separate payment” would be required to cover the costs of the abortion coverage. National Right to Life and other pro-life groups dismissed this as a mere bookkeeping gimmick that sharply departed from the principles of the Hyde Amendment.

In the years since the enactment of Obamacare (known officially as the Affordable Care Act—ACA), it became evident that the Obama Administration disregarded the inadequate measure of segregating funds and sharply departed from the principles of the Hyde Amendment. The Obama Administration issued Section 1303 regulations permitting insurance companies to ignore separate payment requirements which included failing to require insurers to disclose the abortion surcharge from consumers.

A statutory fix, such as the House-passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7), is necessary to remedy the severe problems with the ACA in regard to abortion coverage. However, there are steps the Trump Administration can take to mitigate ACA’s massive expansion of abortion coverage.

According to National Right to Life Executive Director David N. Osteen, Ph.D.

Until the day that Congress can repeal the abortion-expanding elements of Obamacare, we support the effort of Congressman Smith and over 100 members of Congress in urging new regulations that could at least ensure basic transparency is provided to consumers – and inform them when they are paying for abortion coverage they do not want.

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Do abortion-supporters care about the danger and destruction of the abortion pill?

Do abortion-supporters care about the danger and destruction of the abortion pill?
Abortion supporters appear determined to ignore the dangers of DIY abortion in their support to license abortion pills for home consumption. BPAS Chief Executive Ann Furedi recently branded abortion pills "safe and simple" in a Spiked Magazine article this week.

With an array of pro-abortion publications peddling the same message, they also appear to possess the same blind-spot. Whilst repeating snappy slogans such as 'we trust women' they refuse to acknowledge the 24 women who consumed abortion pills and are now dead. The cause of death? Abortion pills. The same pills branded 'safe and simple' by Furedi.

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What Trump can do to hit abortion facilities where it hurts

What Trump can do to hit abortion facilities where it hurts
In June, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new rule proposal that, if adopted, would stop funding for abortion providers through the Department's Title X family planning program. Pro-life advocates have been calling the new rule the "Protect Life Rule." This rule is a good first step.

The Protect Life Rule is expected to hit abortion providers like Planned Parenthood hard. Planned Parenthood spends nearly $60 million in funds derived from Title X grants every year, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office. Title X is the second largest source of government funding for Planned Parenthood, representing approximately 11% of all federal and state funds the organization receives.

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August 8, 2018

VIDEO: Two botched abortions within days at Chicago abortion facility

Two botched abortions within days at Chicago abortion facility

Operation Rescue has released 911 calls originally obtained by Pro-Life Action League concerning two botched abortions at the same clinic three days apart. Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA) is an abortion facility in Chicago, Illinois which commits abortions up to 23.3 weeks (about 23 weeks and two days) of pregnancy according to their website.


In both instances, clinic staff called 911 to report “uterine bleeding”. The first patient, just 18-years-old, was bleeding so badly that a Foley catheter, normally used to drain a bladder, was placed in order to slow the bleeding, indicating that she was hemorrhaging. The call was made on March 21, 2018, at 10:08 am and the clinic worker requested an ambulance. The second call was made on March 24, 2018, at 8:33 am for a 23-year-old woman suffering from a uterine bleed. The abortionist was said to be riding in the ambulance with her to the hospital.

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Pro-lifers denounce FDA for buying ‘fresh’ aborted baby parts for experiments on mice

Pro-lifers denounce FDA for buying ‘fresh’ aborted baby parts for experiments on mice

A June 13, 2018 notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces that the agency has awarded a $15,900 contract to Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR), a San Francisco Bay fetal tissue procurement firm, for the purpose of acquiring “Tissue for Humanized Mice.” The contract runs from July 15, 2018 to July 14, 2019.

This is one of eight contracts the FDA has signed with ABR since 2012, according to the U.S. General Services Administration, all for requirements such as “Humanized Mice,” “Human Fetal Tissue,” “Tissue Procurement for Humanized Mice,” or “Human Tissue.” The revelation is particularly concerning in light of ABR’s work with Planned Parenthood in the abortion giant’s 2015 scandal over selling aborted baby parts.

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Reversing Chemical Abortions is a threat to ideology of abortion on demand

Reversing Chemical Abortions is a threat to ideology of abortion on demand
A chemical abortion, commonly known as RU-486, occurs when a mother is given a lethal cocktail of two powerful drugs. Mifepristone, typically given at the abortion facility, blocks progesterone, thereby inhibiting the signal to the woman’s body that she is pregnant and shutting down the system supplying nutrients to the child. The second drug, misoprostol, usually taken at home, induces severe cramping and bleeding in order to expel the baby’s tiny body.

Thanks to the ingenuity of pro-life physicians who care for both mother and child, however, there is now hope for those women who change their minds before taking the misoprostol. As you would expect, the abortion industry is furious.

The effort to halt chemical abortion was first launched by Dr. George Delgado and Dr. Matt Harrison, Medical Director and Associate Medical Director of Abortion Pill Reversal, respectively. They have found it is possible to save the unborn baby provided the woman has not taken the second of the two drugs that make up the chemical abortion regime.

Since 2012, their organization has received thousands of calls from women who had changed their minds, some who indeed turned out to still be pregnant. Over 500 babies have been saved.

Within the last few years, legislation providing information on the possibility of abortion pill reversal (APR) has been introduced in a number of state legislatures and has become law in five states.

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August 7, 2018

“Friends” stars honored costar’s preborn baby in the most adorable way

“Friends” stars honored costar’s preborn baby in the most adorable way

“Friends” is one of the most popular television shows of all time. Lasting 10 seasons, the cultural juggernaut racked up millions of viewers, many of whom continue to watch the show in syndication. But the show wasn’t just notorious for its humorous plot lines; the six stars of the show — Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, and Matt LeBlanc — were known to be extremely close in real life and insisted on negotiating their salaries as a group. After Cox married actor David Arquette, every other star of the show added “Arquette” to their last names in the credits in solidarity. And when Kudrow got pregnant, they honored her preborn baby in a beautiful way, too.

In a new interview, Kudrow revealed that the cast had a cute little ritual before they would begin taping. “The six of us would do a huddle backstage and just say, ‘All right, have a good show, love you love you love you love you,’” she recalled. Fans of the show will remember a major storyline for Kudrow’s character, Phoebe, who agrees to be a surrogate for her brother and his wife in seasons four and five. In real life, that storyline was written specifically to accommodate Kudrow’s pregnancy… and the cast modified their ritual accordingly, showing their love and excitement for Kudrow’s preborn son, Julian.

“[W]hen I was pregnant, then they would say, ‘Have a great show, love you love you — love you, little Julian!’ Cause we knew it was a boy and that was his name,” she said. “So sweet, they included my little fetus in the huddle.”

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Former abortion worker: We wanted teen girls to get 3 to 5 abortions each

Former abortion worker: We wanted teen girls to get 3 to 5 abortions each
Abortion activists like to claim that pro-lifers are liars about pretty much everything. They claim that abortion victim photographs, which shows the horrific reality of what the procedure does to human beings developing in the womb, are fake (although they won’t say what they think the baby looks like when the abortionist gets through with her.) They insist that the video exposes released by organizations like the Center for Medical Progress and Live Action are “doctored.” And they assure everyone that abortion workers are not feticide technicians, but simply feminists out to help women in any way they can.

And that is why the testimonies of those who actually worked in the abortion industry before becoming pro-life are so devastating. There have been many high-profile defectors over the years: Dr. Bernard Nathanson, one of the founders of NARAL, Norma McCorvey, otherwise known as Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, and Dr. Anthony Levatino, among others. Carol Everett, a former abortion provider, even wrote a book in the early ‘90s detailing what the abortion business is all about. Titled Blood Money: Getting Rich Off a Women’s Right to Choose, Everett’s book exposes the abortion industry for precisely what it is: A business, with dead babies being the product. Some time ago, I spoke with Everett about her experience as an abortion worker. This is what she told me.

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Rep. Smith Seeks New HHS Rule to Make Consumers Aware of Abortion Surcharge

Rep. Smith Seeks New HHS Rule to Make Consumers Aware of Abortion Surcharge
On August 6th, Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) and 101 other Members of Congress sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting new regulations to enforce the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirement that insurers participating in the ACA marketplace must collect a separate payment, or “abortion surcharge” if the plan covers elective abortion. Current regulations permit insurance companies to essentially hide the abortion surcharge from consumers.

In 2009, President Obama told Congress that the ACA would not pay for abortion. Sadly, that promise was broken. Research by ObamacareAbortion.com has shown that, for 2018, roughly half of the plans sold on the ACA marketplace cover abortion on demand.

“Obamacare’s abortion surcharge is practically invisible to consumers,” said Smith, chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus. “Consumers have a right to know. Abortion is not healthcare—it dismembers and chemically poisons defenseless unborn children and hurts women.”

“The Trump Administration now has the opportunity to take action and enforce the law to bring transparency to Obamacare’s abortion coverage and the abortion surcharge. No person should have to pay for abortion coverage they don’t want,” Smith said.

Congressman Smith is the prime sponsor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7), which has passed the House of Representatives four times since 2011. This bill creates a government-wide, permanent protection against taxpayer dollars paying for abortion and health insurance plans that include abortion, and would permanently remedy the ACA’s unprecedented expansion of taxpayer funding for abortion coverage.

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August 6, 2018

Can states defund Planned Parenthood?

Can states defund Planned Parenthood?

The U.S. Supreme Court could get involved if states continue to spark the wrath of Planned Parenthood by deciding to take away Medicaid funds from abortion facilities.

Planned Parenthood has filed suit against states that want to redistribute the money to local clinics that offer far more services and are not associated with terminating the lives of preborn babies. Attorney Rachel Busick of Americans United for Life tells OneNewsNow the abortion conglomerate files suit when states decide to no longer finance them.

"Planned Parenthood's suing because they think that they should have a constitutional right to receive government funds because they provide abortion," Busick comments. But she asserts that "they clearly do not" have that right.

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Steve Jobs: Adoption was the first of many ‘connected dots’ in my life

Steve Jobs: Adoption was the first of many ‘connected dots’ in my life

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, though he passed away at the young age of in 2011, is still making headlines. A controversial new book written by his daughter, Lisa, with whom he had a strained relationship, reportedly paints him in an unfavorable light. But the relationships in Jobs’ life — like in many of our lives –were complicated. And yet, when Jobs made remarks reflecting on his own life, it is clear that he was grateful for the opportunities life had afforded him.

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards.” These were Jobs’ words in a speech at Stanford University’s graduation in 2005. Jobs described having been born to an unwed graduate student who chose to place him with a family for adoption. The prospective adoptive couple were college graduates. But when they found out he was a boy, they had wanted a girl so they refused to go through with the adoption. Another couple then received a sudden call about “an unexpected baby boy.” They wanted him. But when Steve’s biological mother found out this couple were not college-educated, she refused to sign the adoption papers until they promised her they would send him to college. Steve eventually did go to college, but dropped out after a year. And that, of course, was another “dot” in his life, connecting him to his future with Apple, and later with Pixar.

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Roe v. Wade legalized abortion on demand… and Americans don’t support that

Numerous polls on the public’s opinion of Roe v. Wade — the decision which legalized abortion in the United States in 1973, overriding all state laws at the time — have been taken in recent weeks, with President Trump’s nomination of a new Supreme Court justice causing abortion supporters to fear that Roe may be overturned soon. These polls all seem to show that the public is heavily in favor of Roe and of legal abortion. But cheering from the pro-abortion camp aside, the truth is that when Americans are asked more in-depth questions about when abortion should be restricted, it is revealed that Americans do not actually support abortion on demand — even though groups like Planned Parenthood and NARAL claim the opposite. This was noted by Michael J. New in a recent article at National Review, in which he pointed out that these Roe v. Wade polls are “misleading” for several reasons:

… [A] significant number of Americans are unfamiliar with the Roe v. Wade decision. A Pew Research Center poll taken in 2013 found that only 62 percent of respondents were aware that Roe v. Wade dealt with abortion…. Many wrongly think that overturning Roe v. Wade would result in national ban on abortion, instead a reversal of Roe would return the issue to the states.

Additionally, many polling questions… fail to inform respondents that Roe v. Wade effectively legalized abortion on demand for all nine months of pregnancy and makes it difficult to place limits on late-term abortions.

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Abortion culture: Pregnant employees are still punished for choosing life

Abortion culture: Pregnant employees are still punished for choosing life

The pressure to abort is often hard enough in a society dominated by selfish ambition and “choice.” Threatening women with their livelihoods for a natural life occurrence is a morally reprehensible act — as well as an illegal one. A recent article in the New York Times further exposed the problem of workplace pregnancy discrimination, so much so that it prompted an investigation by the state of New York into the allegations presented. The piece detailed disturbing stories of pregnant women who chose to welcome motherhood — and suffered at the hands of others as a result.

Some of these company leaders seem to forget that if their own mothers had not chosen to birth them, they might not be in their jobs either. Women are penalized for being pregnant, while men are rewarded, as the Times story cites. Is this the kind of “equality” women deserve? No… it isn’t equality at all. No woman should feel pressured to abort to compete in a so-called “man’s world.” And yet, abortion’s easy availability has contributed to the insidious idea that if a woman chooses to be a mother, she should either abort or face other consequences — consequences men don’t have to face. It’s clear that abortion has done absolutely nothing to change the sad fact of workplace discrimination against women.

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Wisconsin man who spiked girlfriend’s drink with RU-486 is convicted of attempted first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child

Manishkumar M. Patel Photo: Wm. Glasheen/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)
The case of Manishkumar M. Patel (pictured), who attempted to slip his unsuspecting girlfriend an abortifacient, has finally come to a conclusion, almost 11 years later.

On Wednesday Patel was convicted of attempted first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child. “The attempted homicide charge carries a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison,” according to Alison Dirr. “Sentencing was scheduled for Oct. 9.”

Patel’s girlfriend did not ingest the drink but miscarried weeks later.

This was one of the very early cases of a boyfriend slipping his pregnant girlfriend an abortifacient. As we reported previously, Darshana Patel was suspicious and did not drink the smoothie that was laced with RU-486.

This took place in November 2007. A bench warrant was issued the following January for Patel (who was not related to the woman) on multiple charges, including attempted first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child. He jumped a $750,000 cash bond, which he forfeited.

Patel’s list of criminal charges had included “second-degree recklessly endangering safety, placing foreign objects in edibles, possession with intent to deliver prescriptions, stalking, burglary, possession of burglary tools, and two counts of violating a harassment restraining order,” according to Dirr of USA Today.

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Updated FDA reports at least 22 deaths associated with chemical abortions (RU-486 abortions)

For many years the only data from the FDA about the safety of the two-drug RU-486 abortion technique went all the way back to 2011. For reasons known only to the FDA, it noted an update to its numbers in March 2018.

In 2011, we learned that there have been at least 14 deaths associated with use of the abortion drugs in the U.S. (The FDA also indicated it knew of another five outside the U.S.)

The latest update tells us that as of December 31, 2017, at least 22 women have died.

“As of December 31, 2017, there were reports of 22 deaths of women associated with Mifeprex [RU-486] since the product was approved in September 2000, including two cases of ectopic pregnancy resulting in death; and several cases of severe systemic infection (also called sepsis), including some that were fatal.”

The best one can say about the report’s update on “adverse events” is that it is incomplete.

As Carole Novielli noted

In addition to deaths, between 2000 and 2012, numerous serious complications were also reported:

- Cases with any adverse event – 2740 (average 228/yr)
- Hospitalized, excluding deaths – 768 (average 64/yr)
- Experienced blood loss requiring transfusions – 416 (average 35/yr)
- Infections – 308 (average 26/yr)

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August 3, 2018

We may never really know how dangerous the abortion pill is

We may never really know how dangerous the abortion pill is

At the very idea that Roe v. Wade — which overruled all state laws restricting abortion in 1973 — might eventually be overturned by the Supreme Court, the abortion industry and its friends have decided to push even harder to allow the abortion pill regimen, RU-486, to be available to women for at-home use (currently, medication abortions must be initiated under a doctor’s supervision). In California, lawmakers are also pushing for the pill to be made available on college campuses. At-home or on-campus use of these drugs is a dangerous idea, for various reasons. And yet, we probably will never truly know just how dangerous it is.

Reporting abortion complications is something people don’t often think about — and therefore, when the public hears from the abortion industry claiming medication abortion is “safe,” they may not even question: “Who’s doing the studies that claim this kind of abortion is safe? Who’s funding those studies?” and “Who’s reporting complications when things go wrong?” According to Planned Parenthood’s former research arm, the Guttmacher Institute, as of July 1, 2018, only 27 states require reporting of abortion complications — from any type of abortion. So who’s keeping track?

That’s the problem. Some states keep track, some don’t. Some abortion providers report, some don’t. And women (and their children) are ultimately the ones paying for it.

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August 1, 2018

VIDEO: Pushing the abortion pill on college campuses is dangerous to women

Pushing the abortion pill on college campuses is dangerous to women

Rachel Pryce, a college student at the University of California, San Diego, has taken on a campaign to prevent the dangerous sale of the abortion pill on her campus. The freshman told The San Diego Union-Tribune why she opposes California Senate Bill 320 (SB 320). The bill passed the California Senate, but is yet to make its way through the State Assembly. It would require — not just allow, but require — public universities to sell abortion pills to pregnant women on campus. These abortions are also known as chemical abortions, medication abortions, medical abortions, and RU-486. They are generally committed in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. The universities would be under no obligation to also tell women about the possibility of abortion reversal if they regret their abortion.


In her op-ed, Rachel gives a number of reasons why even abortion supporters should not support the sale of abortion pills on college campuses. She explains that health care should “ensure our safety and well-being,” and that the most “convenient” options often do not accomplish this.

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Patients in ‘vegetative state’ in the UK can now be killed without consent

Patients in ‘vegetative state’ in the UK can now be killed without consent

The United Kingdom may not have legalized assisted suicide yet, but a new court ruling indicates the country may have skipped right ahead to legalized murder instead. Currently, passive euthanasia is legal in the United Kingdom; this is when a person is killed by removing treatment and allowing them to die. This is essentially how two little boys — Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard — were killed. But until recently, doctors and families needed a court ruling allowing the person to die. Now, that will no longer be necessary; instead, if doctors and family members agree, a person in a vegetative state can be removed from life support and killed, even if they never previously expressed a wish for euthanasia.

People permitted to be killed under the new ruling are not necessarily reliant on ventilators; they do, however, need water and nutrition supplied to them through a feeding tube, which can now be removed, allowing the patient to be dehydrated and starved to death… a slow, cruel way to die. “Having looked at the issue in its wider context as well as from a narrower legal perspective, I do not consider that it has been established that the common law or the ECHR (European Convention on Human Rights), in combination or separately, give rise to the mandatory requirement to involve the court to decide upon the best interests of every patient,” said Lady Black, one of the five Supreme Court justices, who ruled unanimously.

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Actress Candace Cameron Bure: ‘Unborn babies cannot defend themselves and I will always defend them’

Actress Candace Cameron Bure: ‘Unborn babies cannot defend themselves and I will always defend them’

Actress Candace Cameron Bure is probably best known for her role on “Full House” as oldest daughter DJ Tanner (now reprising that role in Netflix’s “Fuller House”), but she’s also been a conservative Christian co-host on “The View,” a daytime talk show largely known for its liberal, pro-abortion slant. Bure no longer serves in this role, but while she did, she took a pro-life stand for the preborn.

In early 2016, the pro-abortion ladies of “The View” rejoiced that the Center for Medical Progress (which exposed Planned Parenthood’s involvement with harvesting and trafficking aborted fetal body parts) was indicted by a Texas Grand Jury — charges which were later dropped. Bure responded, “My view is it seems completely backward. I think these were people that were exposing something horrific that goes on, and to see them indicted is horrifying to me. And I say … woe to them who call evil good and good evil.”

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VIDEO: Amazing TED Talk: Babies who hear ‘The Cat in the Hat’ in womb recognize it after birth

Amazing TED Talk: Babies who hear ‘The Cat in the Hat’ in womb recognize it after birth
Abortion advocates frequently try to deny preborn children of their own humanity, often referring to these babies as “clumps of cells,” mere “tissue,” or “products of conception.” But this is nothing less than a complete denial of science; after all, the humanity of the preborn child is an established scientific fact. And one TED Talk given by journalist and former senior editor of “Psychology Today” Annie Murphy Paul is a perfect example of the amazing knowledge we now have about how preborn babies develop in the womb. Paul explained how babies are able to learn — even before they are born:


In the talk, Paul discusses when humans begin learning. Many people likely assume it isn’t until after birth — but this is not true, she explains, according to the new scientific study of fetal origins. Take hearing, for example. It’s known that preborn babies are able to begin hearing around 18 weeks of pregnancy. But they learn from what they hear… and they remember, too. Preborn babies remember the sound of their mother’s voice, and even express a preference for it. They even recognize passages from books read to them during pregnancy, or snippets of songs.

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NY Gov. Cuomo threatens to sue Trump to keep Planned Parenthood’s Title X funding

NY Gov. Cuomo threatens to sue Trump to keep Planned Parenthood’s Title X funding
New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is willing to take the Trump administration to court in order to keep family planning dollars flowing to the abortion industry, he declared on Monday.

In May, President Donald Trump announced that the administration would exclude facilities that perform or refer for abortions from receiving Title X family planning funds. It’s expected to eliminate more than $50 million of the $500+ million Planned Parenthood receives from federal taxpayers every year, to the applause of pro-lifers and scorn of abortion advocates like Cuomo.

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July 31, 2018

University of New Mexico ends aborted baby parts research, for now

University of New Mexico ends aborted baby parts research, for now

Research using the body parts of preborn babies who were victims of abortion at the University of New Mexico will end — at least, for now. After two internal investigations revealed that Dr. Robin Ohls was found to have violated UNM Health Sciences Center policy, the university announced that the program will cease. Ohls did not have proper documentation regarding her relationship with the Michigan-based Zietchick Research Institute, where she sent the body parts of aborted babies, nor for an internal review of her research project.

Dr. Paul Roth, the chancellor of the Heath Sciences Center, banned Ohls from ever “acquiring, transferring or performing research on fetal tissue” in a June memo. Another committee, the Human Tissue Oversight Committee, was even harsher on Ohls, saying she was “negligent and knowingly violated” school policy.

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Half of American women having an abortion have already had one


Half of all U.S. abortions are repeat abortions, according a report published by the Tara Health Foundation (TARA), whose stated goal is to “determine the most effective opportunities to improve access to reproductive health services in the United States using both philanthropy and impact investments.” Reproductive health services includes abortion, as indicated further on the organization’s website.

Tara Health Foundation’s Reproductive Health Investors Alliance partners with abortion organizations like Planned Parenthood, and has granted them $3.35 million. It was the Alliance’s November report where the shocking statement was made that approximately “50% of abortions are repeat abortions (460K abortions/year).”

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VIDEO: Amazing new video illustrates humanity of preborn baby in womb

VIDEO: Amazing new video illustrates humanity of preborn baby in womb
Hashem Al-Ghaili is a Yemeni man who lives in Germany and works as an independent “influencer” primarily through his popular Science Nature Page on Facebook. He also shares informative content on YouTube and Flickr, and his work has inspired people to seek him out as a public speaker and media consultant.

One of his most recent videos, first uploaded to YouTube on June 3 but shared on Facebook last week, illustrates the entire process of fertilization, implantation, development, and birth. The Facebook version features different music and informative captions added throughout.  In just a week, the Facebook video depicting preborn humanity in vivid details has amassed tens of millions of views.


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6th CD Democrats' debate comment "Abortion is like gall bladder surgery" sets off firestorm

6th CD Democrats' debate comment "Abortion is like gall bladder surgery" sets off firestorm
The Democrat seeking to oust GOP Congressman Peter Roskam believes abortion is a medical procedure like gall bladder surgery - a comment Roskam immediately rejected during a debate last week in Chicago.

Last week, Roskam and his Democrat challenger Sean Casten debated on several issues, including abortion. Casten made an off-the-cuff remark that is likely to come back and haunt him during the last 100 days of the campaign. After Roskam confirmed that he was pro-life, Casten said abortion is like "gall bladder surgery" - and should be a woman's choice.



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July 30, 2018

Democrats for Life hosts first annual conference… in the face of opposition

Democrats for Life hosts first annual conference… in the face of opposition

Last weekend, Democrats for Life hosted its inaugural annual conference in Denver. The theme of the conference was “I Want My Party Back,” and it advocated for the approximate 20% of registered Democrats who identify as pro-life. But not everyone was happy about such a conference. One group NARAL Pro-Choice VA tweeted, “So ‘Democrats for Life’ is a thing, and their inaugural conference was sponsored by Live Action (of doctored-Planned Parenthood-sting-video fame). Ugh.”


All unfounded assertions about “doctored” videos aside, NARAL Pro-Choice apparently doesn’t know that Democrats for Life isn’t a new organization. It was founded in 1999 — nearly 20 years ago.

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Planned Parenthood to create PSA pushing abortion experience as ‘positive’

Planned Parenthood to create PSA pushing abortion experience as ‘positive’
If there’s one line the abortion industry has used most often to convince Americans that abortion is necessary, it’s the infamous “safe, legal, and rare” mantra promoted by former President Bill Clinton. By their own admittance, therefore, abortion shouldn’t be something that is celebrated and happens often. After all, if something is positive and good, why would we want it to be rare? But now, a new PSA casting call for Planned Parenthood proves the abortion crowd is switching gears to promote a celebratory abortion mentality.

The casting director had this to say in the email:

We are casting a PSA for Planned Parenthood to emphasis the positive impact of ROE V WADE to represent that the decision was for women’s ability to control their bodies and lives to more equitable foothold in society – the ability to pursue career and educational opportunities; the ability to lead the life they want for themselves and their families.

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Like Illinois, Massachusetts governor signs repeal of pre-Roe abortion ban

If this sounds like a play from the Illinois legislative book, it is.  Illinois Governor Rauner signed HB40 last year basically doing the same thing.  On Friday, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a law repealing the state’s unenforced bans on abortion and contraception that predate the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision.

Pro-life activists argue the bill is merely political theater, however, citing a 1981 decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court that found a “right” to taxpayer-subsidized abortion in the state Constitution, regardless of Roe. Further, as Massachusetts is one of the most left-wing states in America, it was never likely to ban abortion and its pro-abortion moves are far from indicative of a national trend.

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Federal court rules it’s unconstitutional to make abortionists show women ultrasounds

Federal court rules it’s unconstitutional to make abortionists show women ultrasounds
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a preliminary injunction on Wednesday against a 2016 law requiring Indiana abortionists to give women ultrasounds of their unborn babies at least 18 hours before having an abortion.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt originally blocked the law’s enforcement last year, and the 7th Circuit upheld that decision this week, ABC affiliate RTV-6 reports. Back in April, 7th Circuit also upheld Pratt’s rejection of the law’s provisions requiring burial or cremation for aborted babies and forbidding abortions that specifically targeted genetic abnormalities.

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