Illinois Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment

ERA PASSED THE ILLINOIS SENATE

On April 11, 2018 the Illinois Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment as Senate Joint Resolution Constitution Amendment 4 (SJRCA4). The fight now goes to the House.

Eight Republican Senators voted for the ERA. Pro-life Illinoisans deserve political leaders who will clearly commit to the protection of innocent unborn children, and who will follow through on that commitment.

While we are disappointed with all 43 Senators who voted for abortion, we are gravely disturbed by those who solicited pro-life support and presented themselves as pro-life but voted for the ERA. Their vote was a vote in opposition to life and will not be ignored. The Illinois Federation for Right to Life PAC, Illinois Citizens for Life PAC, Illinois Family Action PAC, Illinois Family PAC, and Lake County Life PAC will not endorse or support any legislator that casts a vote for such a sweeping pro-abortion piece of legislation as the ERA. Click here for more

April 19, 2018

This just in... Senator Sam McCann announces joining the Illinois Governor's Race

Senator Sam McCann announced that he and Aaron Merreighn would join the Illinois Governor's race as Conservative Party candidates. They will face Democrat J.B. Pritzker and incumbent "Republican" Governor Bruce Rauner.  McCann and Merreighn must reach the 25,000 signature requirement to make the ballot for the General Election as the Conservative Party candidates.



Senate vote on Equal Rights Amendment reignites 35-year-old debate


"Those who are now pushing the ERA are banking on a new generation who are not fully informed about the problems with the language and impact of the ERA," Elise Bouc, the state chairwoman of Stop ERA Illinois, told Praire State Wire.

"If we really want an amendment for women, we need to write a better amendment with clear exemptive language that enables us to respect the biological differences of women, and we need to include language that makes it clear that those equal rights for women will not be used to mandate abortion rights that harm the unborn child," Bouc said.

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Condolences to Bush family on the passing of Barbara Bush

National Right to Life extends its deepest condolences to President George H.W. Bush, and the entire Bush family, on the death of former first lady, Barbara Pierce Bush, who died at her home in Houston.

“National Right to Life, together with our state affiliates and local chapters, extends our deepest sympathies to former president George H.W. Bush on the death of Barbara Bush, his beloved wife of 73 years, and to the entire Bush family on the loss of their matriarch,” said National Right to Life President Carol Tobias. “Mrs. Bush was an outspoken cheerleader for her husband and her children, and that unwavering support undoubtedly is providing a source of strength for her entire family. We pray that President Bush and his family find peace and comfort.”

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Alfie Evans’ dad meets with Pope Francis to ask that he intervene to help Alfie be transferred to hospital in Rome

Pope Francis said to have agreed to “ramp up the campaign to stop his life support being switched off”

This photo of Tom Evans kissing the Pope’s hand in the Vatican appeared on the Facebook of “Alfies Army.”

If the last ditch effort to save Alfie Evans wasn’t already dramatic enough, on Tuesday Tom Evans, Alfie’s dad, flew to the Vatican to raise the issue of removing Alfie from the Alder Hey Childrens’ Hospital in Liverpool, England, and flying him to the Vatican-affiliated Bambin Gesú Pediatric hospital in Rome, according to reporter Liverpool Echo reporter Josh Parry.

In a Facebook post this morning, Evans wrote that following the private 20-minute meeting, he was alerted the pope sent an urgent request to bambino to take Alfie as soon as possible. After the letter the president of bambino gesu called me in for a meeting, she wants to take Alfie as soon as tomorrow and will do everything for him even if we find a diagnosis they will continue to search for a cure.

She was such a lovely women and said they will do everything they can for Alfie as they would with any other

Pray hard this is alfies step to his desperately needed transfer

The Daily Mail characterized the meeting as being set up by an Italian bishop. Martin Robinson wrote, “The Pontiff agreed to ramp up the campaign to stop his life support being switched off by Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.”

The Pope offered new support from the Vatican’s secretary of state to ensure a ‘decisive diplomatic channel is opened up for Alfie’ and to ensure ‘the dignity of his life is respected’.

Robinson added that “Alfie’s father also asked the Pope to consider granting his son asylum and told him

‘Please help us save our innocent child and give us the grace of asylum to keep our family safe and to stop all of this.

‘If your holiness helps our child you will be potentially saving the future for our children in the UK, especially the disabled.

‘We pray the problem we are facing is solved peacefully and respectfully no child deserves this, especially not a child of God’.

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April 18, 2018

Federal judge: Trump admin must inform illegal immigrants of ‘right’ to abortion

Federal judge: Trump admin must inform illegal immigrants of ‘right’ to abortion

A federal judge has ruled that the federal government must notify underage illegal immigrants in its custody that they have a legal right to obtain abortions.

US District Judge Tanya Chutkan, an Obama appointee, ruled Friday that, starting “immediately,” the Trump administration must distribute written notices of the “right” to abortion “to all unaccompanied minors,” the Washington Times reports.

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April 17, 2018

UN ‘human rights’ official: Time for ‘courage’ to demand abortion enshrinement

United Nations headquarters in New York

"Sexual and reproductive health and rights are integral to the dignity of women and girls," said Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore at a gathering of UN experts and bureaucrats in Geneva last month.

Gilmore invited some thirty international experts of two UN human rights treaty monitoring committees to "confront" the UN General Assembly and "defy" UN member states which have repeatedly refused to recognize an international right to abortion

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Abortionist on trial for murder, media blackout ensues

Abortionist on trial for murder, media blackout ensues

The criminal trial of an abortionist, Robert Rho, who caused the death of an abortion patient in 2016, is currently underway in the Queens Supreme Court in New York. Although it is a case that should be of national interest, few people are aware of it. That's because the trial is experiencing a complete media blackout.

The trial involves the death of 30-year old Jaime Morales, who reported to the Liberty Women's Healthcare office in Flushing, New York, on July 9, 2016, for an elective second trimester abortion with clinic owner Robert Rho.

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April 16, 2018

The Equal Rights Amendment and Illinois Legislators - Action Alert


On April 11, 2018 the Illinois Senate 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 US 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.

While we are disappointed with all 43 Senators who voted for abortion, we are gravely disturbed by those who solicited pro-life support and presented themselves as pro-life but voted for the ERA.  Their vote was a vote in opposition to life and will not be ignored.


The following all voted for the ERA...                    

The fight now goes to the House. The Illinois Federation for Right to Life PAC, Illinois Citizens for Life PAC, Illinois Family Action PAC, Illinois Family PAC, and Lake County Life PAC will not endorse or support any legislator that casts a vote for such a sweeping pro-abortion piece of legislation as the ERA.

Please contact your state representative by phone and email and encourage them to vote NO on the ERA (Bill #SJRCA4).  Remind them that this poorly written amendment will harm women and the unborn child.  ERA  will overturn all abortion restrictions and mandate taxpayer funding for all elective medicaid abortions.

More information on the ERA can be found from the links below.

To find contact information for your legislators, click here.

The ERA will harm our unborn children by overturning all restrictions on abortions and mandating taxpayer funding for elective medicaid abortions. 

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.

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.

Congressmen urge U.S. gov’t to cut abortion groups out of family planning funds

Chris Smith, R-NJ

Lawmakers from a conservative caucus in the House of Representatives are calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to deny family planning subsidies to abortion providers.

Reps. Ron Estes, R-KS, Vicky Hartzler, R-MO, and Chris Smith, R-NJ, are three members of the conservative Republican Study Committee currently collecting signatures for a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, The Hill reports. It calls on the department to make any entity that offers referrals for abortions ineligible for taxpayer dollars under Title X.

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Hospital restricts visiting access to Alfie Evans in response to ‘Alfie’s Army’ protests

The father of Alfie Evans just revealed a letter notifying him that Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is restricting the number of people who can visit his son.

The father of Alfie Evans just revealed a letter notifying him that Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is restricting the number of people who can visit his son.

It claims that on Thursday night, protests on Alfie’s behalf “caused significant disruption, stress and anxiety to other families and the staff.” This “disruption” allegedly included a large number of visitors entering the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) without permission, shouting, filming patients and visitors without their consent, and generally “behaving in a manner” other patients and staff considered “threatening, intimidating and unsafe.”

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Court seizes custody of Alfie Evans from parents

Alfie's Army

The parents of baby Alfie Evans have lost custody over their son and he has now become a “ward of the court,” effective noon April 14th. The news was shared by the family’s media coordinator.

“We are outraged that in further legally indefensible steps during the night, the hospital obtained a faxed order making Alfie a ward of the court, removing parental rights from Tom and Kate over their son Alfie, taking effect at noon today,” a press release authorized by the family’s legal team states.

“This once again is logically backwards, as all parents are responsible to protect their child from threats to life, and the hospital is effectively claiming that it is more dangerous for Alfie to live in peace with love and quality care than to die by the hands of his doctors. This is not a sign of a free country; this is dictatorship of the state

The news comes after Alfie’s parents Tom and Kate attempted to remove their child from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool yesterday afternoon after being assured that Alfie was neither a “prisoner” nor a ward of the court. They had a medical team prepared to transport Alfie to a plane standing by. Alfie’s family want him to receive treatment at the Bambino Gesù hospital in Rome. However, the hospital called police, who threatened to arrest Alfie’s father for assault if he took his son.

“Alder Hey hospital called in police to stop Alfie’s transfer, locking all doors, setting off a fire alarm and removing all children from the PICU. This merely proves first that Alder Hey is acting in violation of parental rights, second that Alfie is indeed a prisoner if the police are being used, and third their tactics are simply hysterical,” states the press release.

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April 13, 2018

On April 11, 2018, Eight Republican Senators voted for the ERA in Illinois


     On April 11, 2018 the Illinois Senate 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 US 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 fight now goes to the House. The Illinois Federation for Right to Life PAC, Illinois Citizens for Life PAC, Illinois Family Action PAC, Illinois Family PAC, and Lake County Life PAC will not endorse or support any legislator that casts a vote for such a sweeping pro-abortion piece of legislation as the ERA.


      On April 11, 2018, eight Republican Senators voted for the ERA. Pro-life Illinoisans deserve political leaders who will clearly commit to the protection of innocent unborn children, and who will follow through on that commitment.

The following all voted for the ERA...                    
       While we are disappointed with all 43 Senators who voted for abortion, we are gravely disturbed by those who solicited pro-life support and 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, President                              
Lake County Life PAC

Reverend Robert Vanden Bosch
Concerned Christian Americans                            

David Smith, Executive Director
Illinois Family Action PAC

Elise Bouc, State Chairman
Illinois-Stop ERA  

VIDEO: Alfie Evans’ dad says police threatened to arrest him if he touched son

VIDEO: Alfie Evans’ dad says police threatened to arrest him if he touched son

The father of Alfie Evans says he can legally transport his 23-month-old son from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, but has been threatened with arrest for so much as touching him.

“If I take Alfie, I’m gonna get arrested for assault,” Tom Evans said he was told by police. “If I pick Alfie up, with legal responsibilities and parental responsibilities, I’m getting told that I’m gonna get arrested for assault.” He made the comments in a Facebook Live video recorded outside the hospital this evening.



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April 12, 2018

3,348 Post-Abortive Women told their stories in an Amicus Curiae Brief submitted to the Supreme Court

3,348 Post-Abortive Women told their stories in an Amicus Curiae Brief submitted to the Supreme Court

The amicus brief was filed by the Justice Foundation in the case Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt. The more than 3,000 women claim that the abortion workers either withheld information or outright lied to them about abortion’s risks and the development of their preborn babies.

It is deeply ironic that pro-choicers accuse pregnancy centers of lying to women when so many women have been lied to in abortion facilities. Women who go to these facilities are not told about abortion’s ramifications and aftereffects.

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Students from over 300 schools participate in pro-life walkout


Over 250 high schools and 80 colleges across the United States participated in the Pro-life Walkout on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The students walked out of classes at 10:00 am for 17 minutes of silence and prayer in honor of the ten children that were killed in those 17 minutes at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country.

“We will no longer tolerate legal abortion in our nation, which has killed more than a fourth of our generation. We will no longer watch as our leaders in Washington continue to fund our nation’s largest abortion vendor, Planned Parenthood, with more than $500 million of our taxpayer dollars. We will no longer permit Planned Parenthood and their allies in the abortion industry to target our peers for their predatory business cycle,” a website promoting the walkout stated.

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Judge sets date-certain to cut off little Alfie Evans’ life support

Mr. Justice Hayden (pictured), the original trial judge, today set an undisclosed date-certain when gravely ill Alfie Evans’ ventilator will be turned off. During a discussion held in the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Judge Hayden once again rejected the plea of Tom Evans and Kate James to transfer their 23-month-old toddler from Alder Hey Childrens’ Hospital and be taken to Gesu Bambino Pediatric Hospital in Rome for a diagnosis and possible additional treatment.

The parents were not in court. They were with Alfie at the hospital in Birmingham. Christian Legal Centre’s barrister Paul Diamond represented the family in court today. The Liverpool Echo’s Lorna Hughes provided an almost minute-by-minute summary of the hearing.

In the end...

Mr. Justice Hayden says Mr. Diamond’s arguments are “entirely misconceived” because they were comprehensively rejected by the Supreme Court on March 20.

“This afternoon I have endorsed the care plan constructed by the Trust setting out the provisions for the end of Alfie’s life.

“That plan has the endorsement of Alfie’s Guardian, who emphasises in effect it is long overdue.

“It is seven weeks since I declared Alfie’s situation to be contrary to his best interests.

“The parents and in particular Mr Evans has not in truth engaged with the care plan.

“He cannot face its reality and continues to hope for an entirely unrealistic solution.”

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April 11, 2018

ERA Ratified by the Illinois Senate now to the House


Today, April 11th, the Illinois Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment (click here for the roll call).  This bill SJRCA0004 is now in the Rules Committee of the Illinois House...

Chairperson: Barbara Flynn Currie (D)
Republican Spokesperson: Dan Brady (R)
Member: Lou Lang (D)
Member: Tom Demmer (R)
Member: Arthur Turner (D)

Please contact your state representative by phone and email and encourage them to vote NO on the ERA (Bill #SJRCA4).  Remind them that this poorly written amendment will harm women and the unborn child.  ERA  will overturn all abortion restrictions and mandate taxpayer funding for all elective medicaid abortions.  More information on the ERA can be found at the link below.  Also, to find contact information for your legislators, click here.

The ERA will harm our unborn children by overturning all restrictions on abortions and mandating taxpayer funding for elective medicaid abortions.

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.

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.

‘Pro-life Americans’ may qualify for new exemption from health insurance


Thanks to some newly expanded exemptions to the Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare), pro-life individuals who would otherwise be forced to accept an insurance plan from the marketplace that includes abortion coverage may now have another option. According to the Associated Press, “expanded hardship exemptions will go into effect immediately. People who object to abortion can get an exemption if all available health plans in their area cover the procedure.”

The AP continues:

Medicare and Medicaid administrator Seema Verma said the exemption for abortion objectors provides “pro-life Americans” with relief if they are living in an area where the only available ACA plan covers abortion. About half the states already forbid ACA plans from covering abortion, so it’s also uncertain how many consumers would qualify for the new exemption.

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Tammy Duckworth becomes first senator to give birth while in office

Tammy Duckworth becomes first senator to give birth while in office

The office of Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth made a joyous announcement Monday: Duckworth has given birth to a healthy baby girl. “Bryan, Abigail and I couldn’t be happier to welcome little Maile Pearl as the newest addition to our family and we’re deeply honored that our good friend Senator (Daniel) Akaka was able to bless her name for us — his help in naming both of our daughters means he will always be with us,” she said in a statement. Duckworth will reportedly be taking 12 weeks of maternity leave in Washington, D.C., so she can be available to vote if necessary.

While the birth of Duckworth’s daughter is wonderful news, it is worth pointing out that Duckworth is an ardent supporter of abortion. This is problematic, because as Duckworth herself shows, women are very capable of overcoming the challenges that may come with that pregnancy. For Duckworth, her challenges were numerous: her political career, her disability, her age. All of these are factors that can make pregnancy more difficult. But Duckworth was able to rise above them.

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VIDEO: HBO comedian attacks pro-life pregnancy centers as ‘predators’

VIDEO: HBO comedian attacks pro-life pregnancy centers as ‘predators’

On Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight,” Liberal comedian John Oliver used the most recent episode of his weekly HBO show to launch a wide-ranging attack on pro-life crisis pregnancy centers and devoted a 21-minute segment to nonprofit facilities that provide alternatives to abortion, calling them practitioners of “emotional manipulation.”

“The tactics that CPCs often use are disingenuous and predatory, and it is absolutely critical that people understand that” he said.



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VIDEO: Facebook shouldn’t ban pro-life views, Zuckerberg tells Congress

Facebook shouldn’t ban pro-life views, Zuckerberg tells Congress

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told the U.S. Senate on April 10th the social media giant should not be censoring pro-life speech.

Sen. Ben Sasse asked, “...there are some really passionately held views about the abortion issue on this panel today. Can you imagine a world where you might decide that pro-lifers are prohibited from speaking about their abortion views on your platform?” Zuckerberg answered that he “certainly would not want that to be the case.”



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Christian law firm makes last-ditch effort to stop hospital from pulling Alfie Evans’ life support

Christian law firm makes last-ditch effort to stop hospital from pulling Alfie Evans’ life support

The London-based Christian Legal Centre has announced that it is stepping in on behalf of 23-month-old Alfie Evans.

On Wednesday, Christian Legal Centre standing counsel Paul Diamond will represent Alfie’s parents, Thomas Evans and Kate James, in a hearing before Justice Anthony Hayden of the High Court of England and Wales, Independent Catholic News reported. They are challenging Alder Hey Children's Hospital, which is seeking permission to remove Alfie’s life support on Thursday. Hayden previously sided with the hospital.

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April 10, 2018

Radical politico set to assume top spot at Planned Parenthood

Radical politico set to assume top spot at Planned Parenthood, Dawn Laguens

As Cecile Richards wraps up her time as president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (she officially retires next month), Dawn Laguens (pronounced LaGANZ) has emerged as the interim public face of Planned Parenthood.

According to Laguens' official biography on Planned Parenthood's website: "Ms. Laguens brings decades of experience in campaign strategy and message integration to Planned Parenthood, and is a CLIO award-winning writer and director. She has been one of the leading ballot measure consultants in America, having worked on a wide range of critical social issues. As the founder and president of LKK Partners, her clients included governors, members of the U.S. Senate and House, EMILY's List, the National Education Association, the Nature Conservancy, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Basic Rights Oregon, and Freedom to Marry, to mention just a few."

In other words. Laguens was brought into Planned Parenthood in 2010 not for her healthcare knowledge or experience, but for her political acumen.

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Worst ‘romantic gesture’ ever: $400K to Planned Parenthood

Wealthy Brit Jasper Hunt (Bart Edwards) makes a grand gesture. He spends $400,000 of his personal wealth on what he thinks will knock Serena off her feet, ambushing her with a huge red flower heart display as she gets back from another date.

During the April 2 episode of Lifetime's drama UnREAL, titled "Transference," a contestant vying for the affections of a wealthy Silicon Valley bachelorette spends $400,000 in an attempt to win her over. But the way in which he spent the money was truly icky.

In order to get back into Serena's good graces, Wealthy Brit Jasper Hunt (Bart Edwards) makes a grand gesture. He spends $400,000 of his personal wealth on what he thinks will knock Serena off her feet, ambushing her with a huge red flower heart display as she gets back from another date.  When she asks if he spent all of the $400,000 on the flowers, Jasper replies in the negative. He says it was only $100,000 for the flowers to come from South America. Another $100,000 went to Planned Parenthood and then the rest went to the liberal organization Girls Who Code.

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Abortion Activists Harass Google Employees on Their Way to Work

The photo depicts a couple of paid cyclists with sandwich boards informing employees, “GOOGLE WILL SEND YOU TO FAKE, ANTI-ABORTION CLINICS.”

In recent years, abortion activists have ramped up a campaign to tar and feather the country’s 2,750 pregnancy help centers as “fake clinics.” From protesting the non-profits in creepy costumes to smearing them in Google reviews, they’re throwing everything at them to see what sticks.

This past week, Business Insider ran a bogus story highlighting the abortion lobby’s new weird tactic: “Pro-choice activists followed Google employees on their way to work this week to call attention to a little-known problem with search results.”

The accompanying photo depicts a couple of paid cyclists with sandwich boards informing employees, “GOOGLE WILL SEND YOU TO FAKE, ANTI-ABORTION CLINICS.”

The absurdity of the photo itself makes me want to facepalm, but the translation is pretty simple and shows how we’re winning: As Jay Hobbs puts it, Pro-Life Centers are Kicking Planned Parenthood’s Tail on Google.

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April 9, 2018

Chemical abortions not all they're cracked up to be

Chemical abortions not all they're cracked up to be
The NRLC says women in Africa and Latin America should beware anyone peddling abortion pills.

Women in those countries are enticed on the web or social media to purchase RU-486 to end their unwanted pregnancies, but Dr. Randall K. O'Bannon of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) says it could be and often is dangerous.

"They are finding when they go to meet these people that some of them are unscrupulous. They take their money, they double the price, and then they get their abortion pills that may not work or could make them very sick," O'Bannon laments. "But it's not surprising, given the way that the international abortion lobby has been pushing these chemical methods all across the world."

In fact, an operation out of the Netherlands works to make sure the abortion drugs can be obtained in the various nations via their website, suggesting it is a woman's right and dismissing or ignoring the complications.

"But the concern is almost totally missing that women have died after taking these and have bled to death, contracted rare infections," the NRLC spokesman notes. "There have been women who have died after ectopic pregnancies."

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Woman feels prompted to make Instagram post, saves baby from abortion

Woman feels prompted to make Instagram post, saves baby from abortion
Social media, love it or hate it, it’s here to stay – and likely morph into new apps we can’t even begin to imagine. But for all its flaws, social media allows people to connect across backgrounds and continents. Recently, it even helped bridge the gap between two women, allowing one to save the other’s child from abortion.

Heather Lindsey, author, speaker, and founder of The Pinky Promise, says she felt called to share a video on Instagram, directed at someone watching who may have made an appointment for an abortion.

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Ohio has become one of the most pro-life states in the country

Ohio has become one of the most pro-life states in the country
When people think of pro-life states, they’re likely to think of a red state in the south — Texas, perhaps, or Mississippi. But one of the most pro-life states in the country has been a big surprise: Ohio, the swing state in the midwest. In recent years, Ohio has banned abortion on babies with Down syndrome, introduced a bill that recognized preborn babies as human beings, and passed a 20-week abortion ban. And women must be given an ultrasound and, if their preborn baby’s heart is already beating, the opportunity to see it. The legislature is also currently considering mandating burial or cremation for preborn babies killed in abortion.

This has upset Christina Cauterucci, who wrote an op-ed at Slate, complaining that state lawmakers are too “extreme” for a purple state. And while Cauterucci makes sure to argue that most Ohioans — like most Americans — want abortion to be legal, she completely ignores that most polls have found that people favor heavy restrictions on abortion. So is Ohio truly extreme? Not in the least.

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April 6, 2018

Pro-life voices are now firmly in Facebook’s crosshairs

Pro-life voices are now firmly in Facebook’s crosshairs
Mark Zuckerberg, who controls Facebook with its two billion users, has had his computer software engineers design complex computer algorithms – a sequence of unambiguous instructions written in computer code – that direct his computers, on their own and largely without any human intervention, to promote posts by certain groups while suppressing others.

The effect on pro-life groups has been dramatic.  In fact, every group we know has seen their reach and influence on social media platforms suddenly diminished. The reason is that Facebook, along with YouTube, Twitter and Google, are deliberately suppressing pro-life, pro-family views while freely promoting Left-wing ideology.  Zuckerberg is a leading member of the coastal elite, so it is no surprise that his new algorithm suppresses the voices of "deplorables" like us who believe in the sanctity of life.

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BREAKING: Alfie Evans’ mom: hospital ‘went behind our backs,’ plans to remove baby’s life support

BREAKING: Alfie Evans’ mom: hospital ‘went behind our backs,’ plans to remove baby’s life support
Just hours after receiving new signs of hope, now Alfie Evans’ parents say that Alder Hey Children's Hospital still intends to remove life support that will end the life of their son on Friday.

Kate James accuses the hospital of giving them “false hope.” She says that despite the fact that they presented the hospital with fresh evidence that Alfie was fit to be flown to another hospital, Alder Hey Hospital has “gone behind our backs and at 4 pm sent the application back to Justice Hayden to remove Alfie’s life support as soon as tomorrow, even though in the meeting they agreed to view the evidence and have a meeting over it.”

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Alfie Evans’ aunt says hospital is holding off disconnecting his ventilator, will “consider alternative options”

Alfie Evans’ aunt says hospital is holding off disconnecting his ventilator, will “consider alternative options”
While there are mixed signals, it appears as if, for now, the hospital at which gravely ill Alfie Evans is a patient may be holding off withdrawing the 21-month-old little boy’s ventilator.

The parents lost at all three levels of the British judiciary—the trial court, the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court—all of which backed the hospital’s conclusion that Alfie was terminal, that further treatment would be futile, and that keeping him alive on a ventilator would compromise his “future dignity.” Their last ditch appeal to the European Court of Human Rights was rebuffed last week.

One day after Pope Francis tweeted his support for Alfie and Steven Woolfe, a British Member of the European Parliament met with hospital appeals, Woolfe held a press conference in which he said, according to the Liverpool Echo’s Josh Parry,

“Just had a meeting at Alder Hey with Alfie’s parents. Hospital agreed not to end Alfie’s life today and will consider the alternative options we presented, including for Alfie to receive treatment available in Italy.”

Parry added,

Aunt Sarah Evans told the ECHO that an “agreement between Alder Hey and Tom had been reached to suspend end of life care so they can review Alfie’s situation and see if he is fit to travel abroad for further medical treatment.”

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April 5, 2018

Planned Parenthood fined $116K for failing to report payments to Hillary Clinton, senate candidate

Planned Parenthood fined $116K for failing to report payments to Hillary Clinton, senate candidate
The Federal Elections Commission fined Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin for failing to report $116,898 in contributions to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Democratic Senate candidate Russ Feingold.

According to FEC documents, the abortion affiliate’s political arm reported $133,305.04 in expenditures on its October 2016 quarterly report, but that sum included two payments of $58,449.04 apiece, dated August 31, 2016, but not submitted in any previous reports. One was a donation to Clinton, who lost to President Donald Trump, and the other a donation to Feingold, a former Wisconsin senator who unsuccessfully attempted to retake his old seat from Republican Ron Johnson in 2016.

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Amazing photos show 3-week-old baby sleeping in same position as he did in the womb

Amazing photos show 3-week-old baby sleeping in same position as he did in the womb
Matching images of a South Carolina baby boy taken within weeks before and after birth show he continues to sleep in the same exact position as he did in the womb -- capturing the baby boy’s personality while highlighting the humanity of the preborn.

Michael Steppling was caught in a laid-back pose with both arms up over his head when his mother, Sarah Kelleher Steppling, had an ultrasound at 38 weeks in her pregnancy with him.+

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April 4, 2018

Take heart! Even though Planned Parenthood is still funded, pro-life victories are everywhere else

Take heart! Even though Planned Parenthood is still funded, pro-life victories are everywhere else
Like many others, I was extremely disappointed that the Republican-controlled House and Senate approved a budget that handed Planned Parenthood another 500 million dollars—again.  Not only is this money aiding an organization that targets the smallest members of the human family for destruction, but the abortion giant has a history of pouring millions of dollars into defeating Republican candidates.

Despite this setback, it's important to remember that the pro-life movement has been having near-unprecedented success in limiting abortion.

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April 3, 2018

Supreme Court Rejects Gag Order Appeal in Undercover Video Case, But the Battle is Far from Over

Planned Parenthood abortionist Mary Gatter was seen in one unsealed CMP video haggling over how much money she could get for aborted baby remains, famously claiming that she wanted to buy a Lamborghini.

Planned Parenthood abortionist Mary Gatter was seen in one unsealed CMP video haggling over how much money she could get for aborted baby remains, famously claiming that she wanted to buy a Lamborghini.
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Troy Newman over a gag order issued by a lower court that blocks the release of previously unpublished undercover videos created by the Center for Medical Progress. This allows the lower court ruling to stand.

Newman served as a founding board member for the Center for Medical Progress, and currently serves as President of Operation Rescue.

Through his attorney, Jay Sekulow, and his legal team from the American Center for Law and Justice, Newman argued that the gag order prohibited the release of incriminating videos to law enforcement agencies around the nation who sought the evidence in their own investigations. At least twenty state attorney generals had joined in the appeal.

"While appealing the gag order before the entire Supreme Court would have been preferable, we continue to fight the two oppressive lawsuits brought by the NAF and Planned Parenthood, which aim to silence us and conceal the truth about their involvement in the grisly illegal sale of aborted baby tissues and organs for profit," said Newman. "We pray that one day the full truth will come out, and those who have committed crimes will be held accountable in a court of law."

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School district suspends teacher for abortion walkout question – but uses Planned Parenthood-approved sex ed

School district suspends teacher for abortion walkout question – but uses Planned Parenthood-approved sex ed

Rocklin Unified School District (RUSD) recently made headlines when a teacher came under scrutiny after the national school violence walkout made headlines, and a history teacher asked her class what might happen if students walked out for an issue like abortion. That question, meant to spark critical thinking, netted her complaints that got her removed from her post temporarily at Rocklin High School — but behind the scenes at RUSD lies a sex education curriculum with ties to the abortion industry itself, which may help explain the mindset behind the backlash.

RUSD recently updated its sex education policies as part of “catching up with the times,” according to a story in January, coming into line with the implementation of the 2016 California Healthy Youth Act, which has some controversial requirements as far as conservative and pro-life parents might be concerned.

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Federal Judge orders Trump administration to not “interfere” with illegal immigrant teens accessing abortions

In a 100% predictable move, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan (pictured) issued an order Friday evening “barring the government from ‘interfering with or obstructing” pregnant minors’ access to abortion counseling or abortions, among other things, while a lawsuit proceeds,’” the Associated Press reported. “The order covers pregnant minors being held in federal custody after entering the country illegally.” The lawsuit was brought by the ACLU.

Judge Chutkan, who was the first judge to order the government to allow an illegal unaccompanied minor to have an abortion, also gave the ACLU the go-ahead to go forward with the lawsuit as a class action lawsuit. It is the ACLU’s position that all undocumented girls and women have a constitutional “right” to abortion.

In a statement issued Saturday, the Department of Health and Human Services said that it “strongly maintains that taxpayers are not responsible for facilitating the abortion of unaccompanied minors who entered the country illegally and are currently in the government’s care.”

It said it is “working closely with the Justice Department to review the court’s order and determine next steps,” according to the AP.

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Same old pro-abortion strategy: Throw enough mud and hope some will stick

Pro-abortionists, depending on the context, either announce that pro-lifers are essentially powerless (as the Texans say, all hat and no cattle), or incredibly influential largely because we supposedly are so underhanded. (Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!)

The latest from pro-abortion scribe Amanda Marcotte (pictured) announces that she’s discovered “How the anti-abortion movement helped invent fake news,” sub-headed, “Anti-abortion activists trained the right to accept and perpetuate lies. Now the problem has metastasized.”

Wow!

This is the same Amanda Marcotte who in 2015 (referencing singer Nicki Minaj) urged us to see that pregnancy is like “when you break your leg” and abortion is the “cast.” Or who in the same year declared that “Actual biologists, for what it’s worth, argue that life is continuous and that a fertilized egg is no more or less alive than a sperm or an unfertilized egg.” (Of course, as Paul Stark astutely observed, this “is to confuse ‘life’ in the sense of all life everywhere on the planet going back to the beginning with the life of an individual human being.”)

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April 2, 2018

Pro-life students will protest abortion after school shooting walkouts

Brandon Gillespie, a student at Rocklin High School in Sacramento, California
On April 11, 2018, pro-life high school students will walk out of their schools at 10 am for 17 minutes, to stand up for the lives of preborn children and spark a much-needed conversation about abortion.

Brandon Gillespie, a student at Rocklin High School in Sacramento, California, saw an opportunity for a pro-life walkout after students across the country staged walkouts against access to guns and gun violence in schools. One of Gillespie’s teachers, Julianne Benzel, was placed on administrative leave after asking the students if they think there is a double standard and if there were an abortion walkout, whether the school would support it as they supported the gun violence walkout. That got Gillespie thinking.

“My teacher was placed on administrative leave because she simply asked the question of is there is a double standard,” Gillespie told Live Action News. “That really inspired me and I wanted to put that to the test and see if the school district would allow a walkout for students with a more conservative topic.”

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Our first feminists never wanted abortion

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
When Elizabeth Cady Stanton was penning the Declaration of Sentiments, she was imagining a future in which women had the right to own property and to vote, as well as the ability to participate in legislation. She was picturing a life in which women were viewed as equal to men, able to earn an income, able to speak their mind, and treated with respect. But in that vision, did Stanton see a world with abortion on demand? Did any of the major players in early feminism aim for such a thing? No, the early feminists fought for women’s rights, and they did not include abortion.

The first feminists of the United States of America didn’t want what today’s liberal feminists spend their time fighting for — total and complete ‘reproductive freedom.’ They saw abortion for what it is: the oppression of women and children. Stanton said:

When we consider that women have been treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.

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March 30, 2018

Organizations are campaigning to have the U.S. Postal Service produce a Pro-Life Stamp

It was March 18, 1972, when the U.S. Postal Service produced a stamp promoting "family planning" – just one year before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide. Larry Jacobs, managing director of the World Congress of Families, explains their request to the USPS.

"... Just like we have ['Choose Life'] license plates in some of the states ... there's no reason we can't we have a 'Choose Life' stamp as a commemorative stamp at the national level," he argues. "It only balances out a stamp that the U.S. Postal Service already had promoting family planning."

Jacobs points that in the eyes of abortion supporters, "family planning" includes killing unborn children.

Click here to sign the petition.

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March 29, 2018

Alfie Evans’ parents accuse hospital of ‘blackmailing’ them to end their son’s life

In a Thursday Facebook post, Thomas Evans said personnel at England’s Alder Hey Children's Hospital won’t let him hold Alfie Evans until he agrees to allow his son’s ventilator to be removed.

“I have just brought my sister niece and younger brother in Alfies room to give him cuddle time,” Evans says, “and was told that my family cannot hold my son until I speak about removing the vent with the consultants and agree to something.”

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Pro-life group fights to get the truth out about abortion pill reversal

In 2007, an incredible medical advancement happened: Dr. Matthew Harrison saved the first preborn baby with abortion pill reversal. Several years later, in 2012, Dr. George Delgado and Dr. Mary Davenport published “Progesterone Use to Reverse the Effects of mifepristone” in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, reporting a 66 percent survival rate in their first seven patients. Delgado then established the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline, staffed 24/7 by nurses and medical professionals with a network of over 300 physicians around the world — a far cry from the technique’s humble beginnings.

Abortion pill reversal works to counteract RU-486, or medication abortions. A woman first takes mifepristone, which blocks progesterone from reaching the placenta. This causes the placenta to break down, essentially starving the baby of oxygen and nutrients. After 48 hours, if the abortion has not been completed — if the woman has not expelled the body of her dead baby — she then takes misoprostol, which induces labor, causing her to expel the placenta and the baby. After two weeks, she is supposed to return to the abortion facility to make sure that nothing remains of the baby in her uterus. In the video below, former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino explains:



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European Court leaves Alfie Evans to die, rejects case as ‘inadmissible’

A three-judge panel of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), located in Strasbourg, France, ruled that Tom Evans and Kate James’ appeal to take their 22-month-old son, Alfie (pictured)  abroad for medical care was “inadmissible,” and that the child’s rights under the European Convention on Human Rights were not being violated, the BBC reported.

The panel also rejected the parents' request to block a High Court ruling allowing doctors to remove Alfie’s life support. Alder Hey Children's Hospital, where the baby is located in England, says the child has a “catastrophic and untreatable neurodegenerative condition” that would be “futile” to continue treating. Alfie’s parents have been fighting for the right to take him to Bambino Gesu Paediatric Hospital in Rome for further care.

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March 28, 2018

Media covers March for Our Lives 13x more than March for Life

Two different marches claim to voice America’s youth and boast youthful crowds – but that doesn’t mean they’re treated the same by the liberal media. In reaction to Saturday’s March for Our Lives, multiple conservative writers and commentators took to Twitter to call out the media for a discrepancy on coverage between the gun-control rally and the March for Life. They weren’t wrong: the broadcast networks covered the March for Our Lives 13 times more than the pro-life march, the night of each event. To give an idea how much ABC, CBS and NBC devoted to the latest protest, they also covered it 4 times more than the Women’s March.




During their Saturday news shows the evening of the March for Our Lives, ABC, CBS, and NBC spent nearly a half hour (28 minutes, 23 seconds) highlighting the event. For comparison, the same evening shows gave 2 minutes, 6 seconds to the March for Life, Jan. 19. And even newer marches, like the Women’s March, received 6 minutes, 43 seconds on Jan. 20.



But, according to National Review fellow Alexandra DeSanctis, a recurring march should be even more newsworthy.

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Planned Parenthood deletes “We Need a Disney Princess Who’s Had an Abortion” tweet after barrage of criticism

“We Need a Disney Princess Who’s Had an Abortion.”

No, I am not kidding, that is actually what Planned Parenthood Keystone [Pennsylvania] wrote today on its Twitter Feed.

It turns out that the tweet had been deleted within an hour. Apparently even Planned Parenthood, which specializes in outrageous commentary, figured out it had gone too far: “This propaganda was so disturbing that even many ‘pro-choice’ individuals left critical comments on the post,” Bilger wrote.


But I’m sure after a couple of days of quiet, the same clever folks at PP Keystone that gave us “We Need a Disney Princess Who’s Had an Abortion” will bring back its audience more tastelessness.

Why am I so sure? It’s what they do.

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March 27, 2018

Abortion, LGBT groups join forces to quash Trump’s pro-life UN agenda

U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley
The world's top abortion and LGBT activist groups have joined forces to stop the Trump administration from implementing its international pro-life agenda at the UN women's conference in New York.  It remains to be seen whether the U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, will buckle under the intimidation at this conference, and in the future.

OutRight International and the Global Justice Center targeted Bethany Kozma and has circulated a petition calling for Kozma's removal, saying she referred to the U.S. as "a pro-life nation." They claim this is inconsistent with U.S. domestic law which allows for abortion on demand. Others have told the Friday Fax that the delegate said instead that the Trump administration is a "pro-life administration" which is true. The administration has taken a pro-life stance in its international relations, as evidenced by the reinstated and expanded Mexico City Policy which bars U.S. funding to foreign pro-abortion advocacy groups.

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VIDEO: Teen organizes nationwide school ‘walkout’ to protest abortion

A 17-year-old California student, Brandon Gillespie, is planning a pro-life “walkout” to take place at schools across the country next month in imitation of the recent ‘gun-violence’ protests.

The aim of the event is to witness to the millions of lives destroyed by abortion. The event will also test if there’s a double standard from school administration when it comes to allowing students to protest against destroyers of life and the tools they use.



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