October 22, 2018

Gov't seeing value in abstinence ed?

Gov't seeing value in abstinence ed?

Mary Ann Mosack, president and CEO of Ascend, says the 2019 federal appropriations bill contains $35 million for Sexual Risk Avoidance Education, which is $10 million more than the previous year. She says Congress introduced a line item for SRAE back in 2012 with $5 million, and it has incrementally increased the amount each year since.  In addition to the line item funding, there is $75 million in Title V block grants, which brings the total to $110 million for abstinence education.

"Congress was increasingly becoming aware of the value of these programs and willing to put funding behind their belief," Mosack tells OneNewsNow.

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New website offers to ship abortion pills to U.S. women

New website offers to ship abortion pills to U.S. women

A website which aims to provide U.S. women with abortion pills without seeing a doctor in person started operations this week. 

Known as “Aid Access,” the website purports to connect pregnant women with a "doctor" for an online consultation via the internet, before being supplied with abortifacients mifepristone and misoprostol by mail. The website was created by Netherlands abortion activist Rebecca Gomperts.  The Aid Access website offers a troubling explanation of who the organization seeks to serve and how, including minors who want to hide their pregnancies from their parents

The women then take the pills at home, without the oversight of a medical doctor.

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Alabama top court judge urges Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

Alabama top court judge urges Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade
On October 19th, the Alabama Supreme Court unanimously ruled in the case of Jessie Phillips v. State of Alabama that “the value of the life of an unborn child is no less than the value of the lives of other persons.”  In a concurring opinion, Justice Parker boldly called on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“I urge the Supreme Court of the United States to reconsider the Roe exception and to overrule this constitutional aberration,” wrote the Alabama Supreme Court judge, and recommended that the Court “return the power to the states to fully protect the most vulnerable among us.”

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52 Percent of Americans Say Abortion is a Sin

52 Percent of Americans Say Abortion is a Sin
A majority of Americans believe abortion is a sin, according to findings released today from the 2018 State of Theology survey: 52 percent of Americans agreed that abortion is a sin, compared to 38 percent who disagreed. Opposition to abortion has increased slightly since the 2016 State of Theology survey, when 49 percent said abortion is a sin.

The 2018 State of Theology survey was conducted for Ligonier Ministries by LifeWay Research, which interviewed a demographically balanced online panel of 3,000 American adults.

It is clear that some in the media continue to exaggerate Americans' support for social liberalism, for a large number of Americans continue to agree with biblical ethics.

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USAID undermining President Trump’s pro-life policies, funding abortion groups

USAID undermining President Trump’s pro-life policies, funding abortion groups

The U.S. International Agency for International Development (USAID) just gave a hefty grant to CARE, a global aid organization that is working to undermine the administration's pro-life policies and to insert abortion into humanitarian situations worldwide.

In a memo marked "confidential" CARE said it is deliberately undermining the effects of the president's expanded Mexico City Policy, the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA) policy. It said it is working with contacts, ostensibly including those within the administration, to delay the policy's implementation and blunt its life-saving impact for women and children around the world.

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October 18, 2018

Clinic worker–Post abortion woman crying, feeling guilty, and scared

Clinic worker–Post abortion woman crying, feeling guilty, and scared
From a clinic worker:

“I’ve taken up to one hour and a half if the patient needs it – the people at the front desk don’t love it if I do that too often, but if I have to, I do. I just had a patient today that took a really long time. It was a post abortion – she was crying, feeling really guilty. The doctor really scared her; I had to act as her advocate.”

In actuality, most clinics either offer no counseling or counseling that consists only of a short session of telling a group of women about the abortion process (not in too much detail of course) and offering to answer questions. Even in cases where clinic workers want to give more counseling, there is pressure on them to make it short.

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The UN should consider the dangers of child euthanasia

The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights recently solicited input for a report regarding the rights of children with disabilities. MCCL GO provided a contribution that drew attention to the problems with child euthanasia.

The Netherlands permits the euthanasia of children as young as 12, and doctors there also practice the active euthanasia of sick and disabled infants, including those with disabilities such as spina bifida. Belgium removed any age limit for euthanasia in 2014. And earlier this year, Colombia passed a resolution expanding its euthanasia policy to children.

These developments raise a number of human rights concerns. Euthanasia violates the right to life, and child euthanasia is especially troubling. The immaturity of children inhibits their ability to make sound decisions and give proper consent.

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October 17, 2018

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Movie about gruesome Gosnell abortionist breaks into box office Top 10

Movie about gruesome Gosnell abortionist breaks into box office Top 10

“Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” has shattered expectations after opening weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, “Gosnell” — a movie about the crimes of a horrific abortionist — finished the weekend at #10 with $1.3 million, despite having a limited release with less than 700 theaters. It beat out movies featuring Hollywood heavyweights, like “A Simple Favor,” starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, and the Keira Knightley film “Colette.”

Despite the horrors of this story, the media notoriously refused to cover it. But now, five years later, Gosnell’s crimes are being told on the big screen, thanks to a crowdfunding campaign that raised over $2 million. Filmmakers had to fight multiple obstacles to bring the movie to theaters, but were ultimately successful — and apparently, more successful than anyone could have expected. “Gosnell” was able to break the box office top ten despite very little advertising, including a campaign to censor attempts to promote the film by Facebook, according to producers. Word-of-mouth from pro-lifers bolstered the film and helped push it towards success, with many viewers reacting positively to the film, despite negative reviews from pro-abortion activists.

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Illinois Planned Parenthood spends $600K to oust taxpayer-funded abortion opponents from state legislature

Illinois Planned Parenthood spends $600K to oust taxpayer-funded abortion opponents from state legislature
The political arm of Illinois’ largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, has already spent nearly $600,000 this year across 24 competitive state House and Senate races, according to filings with the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Top Planned Parenthood targets include state Reps. Peter Breen (R-Glen Ellyn), Tom Morrison (R-Palatine), and Christine Winger (R-Itasca); as well as state Sen. Tom Rooney (R-Rolling Meadows).

Click here for much more from DuPage Policy Journal.

October 16, 2018

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AG Hill files powerful brief defending Indiana’s pro-life laws

AG Hill files powerful brief defending Indiana’s pro-life laws
Pro-lifers in Indiana are applauding the decision by Attorney General Curtis Hill (pictured) to ask the Supreme Court to review and reverse a lower decision overturning the state’s law banning abortion for the sole reasons of the child’s race, sex, national origin or a potential disability such as Down syndrome.

In addition, the historic “Dignity for the Unborn Act,” also known as HEA 1337, prohibits abortion businesses from treating the remains of unborn child as common medical waste. Both provisions were blocked in late 2017 by Judge Tonya Walton Pratt, an appointee of President Obama. AG Hill is contesting that conclusion as well.

The bill was signed into law in 2016 by then Gov. Mike Pence. The lawsuit against HEA 1337 was then brought by Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union

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October 15, 2018

Planned Parenthood’s three-part plan for 2019: Abortion, abortion, abortion

Planned Parenthood’s three-part plan for 2019: Abortion, abortion, abortion
Planned Parenthood has released its plan for 2019, and despite declining clients and health services, the plan reveals the organization’s continued obsession with abortion. Planned Parenthood masquerades as a health care organization, and as its abortion market share steadily increased (due in part to half a billion dollars they receive from taxpayers annually), Planned Parenthood’s profits skyrocketed. In 2018, Planned Parenthood set out to protect those gains by vowing to spend millions to elect pro-abortion lawmakers and hire a new director to push for activist judges on the court.

The “multi-million dollar” plan was announced by the group’s political advocacy arm, and disbursed to the media days after Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court. It lays out how Planned Parenthood will “work to ensure there is still access to abortion across the country, even if the national protections afforded by Roe v. Wade disappear.”

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'Civility' not a two-way street: pro-lifers

Pro-life campaigners report experiencing an increase lately in abuse. Mark Harrington of Created Equal tells OneNewsNow that since the election of Donald Trump and confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court, the rhetoric has reached a fevered pitch.

"... It's not hard to figure that when you have folks like Senator Cory Booker and Hillary Clinton making statements that they shouldn't be 'civil' in dealing with those who would disagree with them, it would follow that these type of things – you know, attacks and vandalism and threats and that kind of thing – would happen on a college campus," he shares.

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October 12, 2018

Judge clears way for hospital to remove life support from child in Texas

Judge clears way for hospital to remove life support from child in Texas

The family of nine-year-old Payton Summons received heartbreaking news Wednesday that a 14-day restraining order against Cook Children’s Medical Center in Forth Worth, Texas, will not be extended, and Payton will be removed from life support on Monday afternoon. A judge put the original order in place on October 1, 2018.

CNN reports that Cook Children’s attempted to get other hospitals to take Payton. According to the Summons family’s attorney, “… after 25 out of 28 facilities that were contacted, we had no takers, we have two maybes and those were preconditioned on certain things which may be life threatening to Payton if performed” — a somewhat ironic statement, given that if Payton is removed from life support, this will be immediately life threatening.

Local news affiliate CBS 11 reports that after Payton went into cardiac arrest, it was revealed that she had a large tumor growing in her chest. Payton reportedly survived childhood cancer as a toddler.

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The mid-term elections: It’s not about us, it’s about the 3,000 babies who will die by abortion today

The mid-term elections: It’s not about us, it’s about the 3,000 babies who will die by abortion today

With less than a month before the November 6 midterm elections. I’m going to say something some may find shocking.

It’s not about you.

No. And it’s definitely not about me. It’s about the nearly 3,000 unborn children who will die a brutal death by abortion today. And another 3,000 tomorrow. It’s about protecting their lives – and their futures.

We are in the business of saving lives. Thanks to you the carnage is far less than it once was. But one baby lost to abortion is too many.

When we elect pro-life women and men, life-saving legislation is passed.

For example, in South Carolina alone, there are nearly 175,000 people alive today because they passed pro-life laws.

And just one piece of federal legislation – the Hyde Amendment, which limits federal funding of abortions – is attributed to saving two million lives.

A lot is at stake. Lives are at stake…

This year, there are 35 U.S. Senate seats up for election: 26 Democrat seats and 9 Republican seats.

If Democrats were to control the Senate, pro-abortion Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would be Senate Majority Leader. Consider the fate of eminently qualified judges such as Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh were the Senate in the hands of pro-abortion Democrats.

If pro-abortion Democrats take over leadership in the U.S. House and Senate, there will be consequences.

Click here for much more from NRL News Today.

October 11, 2018

New Human Slaughterhouse/Spa Opens in Skokie, Illinois

New Human Slaughterhouse/Spa Opens in Skokie, Illinois

According to the Chicago Tribune business section article, Carafem “chose the Chicago area for its third clinic because Illinois’ abortion laws aren’t as restrictive as laws in neighboring states.” Carafem is hoping to capitalize on abortion-seekers from those states.

Let’s not forget what Pinocchio Rauner—also known as No-Social-Agenda Rauner—did in support of his social agenda and deep-pocketed support for Planned Parenthood: He signed into law a bill that mandates that Illinois taxpayers pay for the abortions of state employees and women on Medicaid—and this when Illinois has no money.

Click here for much more from Illinois Family Action.

When the abortion industry fights regulations, it proves it isn’t pro-woman

When the abortion industry fights regulations, it proves it isn’t pro-woman
Last week, U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers ruled that abortion facilities in Kentucky aren’t required to have ambulance transfer or transport agreements with local hospitals, allowing EMW Women’s Surgical Center — Kentucky’s only abortion facility — to remain open. The now-overturned law had been challenged by EMW, the ACLU, and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK), and Planned Parenthood wasted no time celebrating the ruling, announcing that it could being committing abortions in Kentucky again (emphasis added).  "We are thrilled that women in Kentucky who need this medical service [read: abortion] will be able to access it here. We look forward to helping those women."

Meanwhile, others touted the ruling as a “victory for women” and slammed the law as unnecessary. The sad reality, though, is that government officials need to step in to police the abortion industry, because they’re doing a terrible job of regulating themselves.

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Illinois: New paradise for abortion industry "because there's no shame ... "

Illinois: New paradise for abortion industry "because there's no shame ... "
For decades, Illinois' longtime Democrat-controlled legislature has maintained and nurtured a legal environment welcoming to the abortion industry. In light of the Kavanaugh confirmation to the US Supreme Court this week, abortion providers are seeking locations where their businesses can thrive. Planned Parenthood has plans to add five new clinics to its 17 already in Illinois.

In contrast to neighboring states, the only restriction on abortions in Illinois is that minor girls must either obtain a parent's permission or a judge's bypass before undergoing the procedure. With the help of liberal Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signing into law a measure that forces state taxpayers to pay for low income women and state employees' abortions, Illinois is sure to see a sizable uptick in abortion clinics. Illinois and its legislature's favor bestowed on the abortion industry is making the state the place to set up shop or expand the clinics already there - an abortion industry paradise.

Click here for more from Illinois Review.

October 10, 2018

Pope Francis: Abortion is like hiring a hitman

Pope Francis: Abortion is like hiring a hitman
In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis said that abortion “suppresses innocent and helpless life in its blossoming.”

“Is it right to take a human life to solve a problem? It's like hiring a hitman,” Pope Francis said in St. Peter’s Square Oct. 10, in a departure from his prepared remarks.

“Violence and the rejection of life are born from fear,” the pope added.

For this reason, parents who learn that their unborn child will have a disability need “real closeness, true solidarity to face reality; overcoming understandable fears,” he explained.

Click here for more from CNA/EWTN News.

Public buildings illuminated to raise pregnancy and infant loss awareness

Public buildings illuminated to raise pregnancy and infant loss awareness
In the United States, October marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Internationally, many other countries likewise designate October as a time to raise awareness and offer grieving parents an opportunity to share their stories.  In the United Kingdom, more than 60 charities join forces to hold Baby Loss Awareness Week from October 9-15 each year. The week commemorates babies who died during pregnancy, at birth, or soon after.

One way many cities are participating in efforts to raise awareness is by illuminating prominent building in pink and blue to honor babies who have died. Baby Loss Awareness Week is now in its 16th year, and each year more cities participate in the moving show of support for grieving families. An album from last year’s Baby Loss Awareness Week shows municipal buildings, hospitals, bridges, and landmarks that were illuminated.

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Chicago Planned Parenthood botches at least six abortions in under a year

Chicago Planned Parenthood botches at least six abortions in under a year

According to 911 tapes obtained by the Pro-Life Action League, two women were transported by ambulance from a Chicago Planned Parenthood to Northwestern Hospital via ambulance for serious heavy bleeding in the same month. The 911 calls were given to Operation Rescue and show that both incidences took place at Planned Parenthood on LaSalle Drive in Chicago, where at least six known women have been hospitalized from botched abortions since November 2017.

The first emergency occurred on the July 5, 2018, and involved a 35-year-old abortion patient who was experiencing heavy bleeding suspected to be the result of either an injury to her uterus — such as a uterine perforation — or an injury to her cervix. The second botched abortion occurred July 27, 2018, and involved a 30-year-old abortion patient with uncontrolled vaginal bleeding. In August, Operation Rescue reported that there were four botched abortions at this same Chicago Planned Parenthood within four months. These emergencies bring the total to six botched abortions in a 12-month period.

Click here for the 911 call video and more from Live Action News.

Man who slipped abortifacient into girlfriend’s drink is sentenced to 22 years

Man who slipped abortifacient into girlfriend’s drink is sentenced to 22 years
It is an extremely encouraging trend that judges are meting out serious sentences to men who slip abortifacients into their girlfriends’ drinks in an attempt to abort a child they do not want.

As reported in August, Manishkumar Patel was convicted of attempted first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child. His girlfriend, Darshana Patel [no relation], was suspicious and did not drink the smoothie that was laced with RU-486. However she miscarried weeks later.

Tuesday, Outagamie County Judge John Des Jardins sentenced the 45-year-old Patel to 22 years in prison. Judge Des Jardins “also sentenced Patel to four years of extended supervision,” the Appleton Post-Crescent newspaper’s Chris Mueller reported.

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October 9, 2018

Noted abortion researcher admits pro-life laws stop abortions

Noted abortion researcher admits pro-life laws stop abortions

For years, whenever pro-life legislation was discussed or passed, advocates of abortion told us it was a waste of time. They said that women would get abortions anyway, crossing state lines or taking matters into their own hands.

Now a prominent abortion researcher and promoter has told folks on her side to stop saying that. Why? Because pro-life laws are in fact leading numbers of women to forego abortion and give birth to their babies, a catastrophe from the pro-abortion perspective.

The headline from Diana Greene Foster’s (pictured) commentary in the very pro-abortion Rewire.News says, “Stop Saying That Making Abortion Illegal Won’t Stop People From Having Them.” The subhead elaborates: “Criminalizing abortion or making it less accessible means that some women carry unwanted pregnancies to term.”

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October 8, 2018

Sick children in Canada may soon be euthanized without parental consent

Sick children in Canada may soon be euthanized without parental consent

Doctors at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, known as SickKids, have laid out a “road map” for killing their patients, including cases in which they would do so without parental permission.

In the proposed policy published in the British Medical Journal’s Med Ethics, backed by the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics, doctors, administrators, and ethicists look at the “ethical challenges of providing Medical Assistance in Dying in a paediatric setting” and outline how assisted suicide would play out for children at Sick Kids. Their flowchart does not include discussing assisted suicide with parents until a “reflection period” occurs after the child has already been killed.

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Senate confirms Judge Kavanaugh to serve on Supreme Court with vote of 50-48

Senate confirms Judge Kavanaugh to serve on Supreme Court

The U.S. Senate Saturday confirmed (50-48) the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Today’s (Saturday) Senate vote is a victory for Judge Kavanaugh, and for the President, but also for the rule of law – it is a victory for all who believe that the federal courts should enforce the rights truly based on the text and history of the Constitution, and otherwise leave policy questions in the hands of elected legislators,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life.

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley deserve the highest marks for their steadfast and courageous leadership during this contentious 13-week confirmation battle,” noted Douglas D. Johnson, senior policy advisor to National Right to Life. “Special commendation is due for Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), whose incisive public advocacy did much to dispel clouds of misinformation disseminated by many opponents of confirmation. In the end, every pro-life senator supported confirmation.”

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October 5, 2018

POLITICS-GOVT After reviewing FBI docs, GOP senators vow weekend vote

POLITICS-GOVT After reviewing FBI docs, GOP senators vow weekend vote

A half-day after their Senate colleagues began reading over a confidential FBI report about Brett Kavanaugh, Republican leaders vowed Thursday afternoon to hold a confirmation vote this weekend.

"What we know for sure is this report did not corroborate any of the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh," Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, told reporters. "And the second thing we know is anything we did would not satisfy Democrats."

Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee and the first person to review the document, stated there is "no hint of misconduct" by Kavanaugh in the report, The Associated Press reported.  "So hopefully we're 48 hours from having Judge Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court," Grassley told reporters.

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October 4, 2018

Wanted: Pastors ready to lead a Life Chain

Wanted: Pastors ready to lead a Life Chain

Sunday is National Life Chain, which is held every year on the first Sunday of October.

Life Chain is a sidewalk prayer ministry where pastors are encouraged to lead their congregation to a designated sidewalk location and share pro-life messages.

"There we stand solemnly, prayerfully, in order to witness to the public but also to permit God to witness to us," says Royce Dunn, director of Life Chain. "In that regard, Life Chain relies very heavily on the pastors. We say Life Chain is church-oriented and pastor-focused, and who can doubt our urgent need for prayer today when we see our culture collapsing around us."

Click here for more information on the Life Chain.

Click here for locations in Illinois.

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Before her death, Holly O’Donnell exposed Planned Parenthood’s horrific secrets

Before her death, Holly O’Donnell exposed Planned Parenthood’s horrific secrets

Holly O’Donnell, the former procurement technician for StemExpress who helped expose Planned Parenthood’s business of selling the bodies of aborted children, has died at age 27 from unspecified medical issues. O’Donnell, who was 24 when her testimony first made waves for Planned Parenthood, leaves behind a legacy of speaking up for the voiceless and standing up against the giant of the abortion industry. Many of her eyewitness revelations left us speechless.

We, the public, first “met” O’Donnell back in 2015 in the first episode of The Center for Medical Progress’s Human Capital series – the third video released by the center. StemExpress was exposed as a company that purchased the broken bodies of aborted children from Planned Parenthood and sold them to buyers at a large profit — a move that is illegal. O’Donnell states in the video that when she applied and interviewed for the job with StemExpress, she thought it was the position of phlebotomist lab technician — and StemExpress never said otherwise.

Click here for much much more from Live Action News.

October 3, 2018

Supreme Court rejects pro-abortion challenge to Tennessee’s pro-life “Amendment 1”

The ultimate outcome may have been foretold January 9 when a federal appeals court panel rejected a pro-abortion challenge to Tennessee’s “Amendment 1,” the 2014 ballot measure that stated “Nothing in this [state] Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.”

It became official Monday morning when the Supreme Court declined to hear the challenge. Perhaps the High Court agreed with a three judge panel of the Sixth Circuit when it unanimously concluded “…[I]t is time for uncertainty surrounding the people’s 2014 approval and ratification of Amendment 1 to be put to rest.”

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Gov. Brown surprisingly vetoes bill mandating abortion pills at all public California university student health centers


Proving once again, never say never, on Sunday outgoing pro-abortion Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed a bill mandating that all public universities in California carry abortion pills in student health centers beginning in 2022. His reasons had nothing to do with the ethics of abortion but rather that there was no need, as we have noted in prior stories.

“According to a study sponsored by supporters of this legislation, the average distance to abortion providers in campus communities varies from five to seven miles, not an unreasonable distance,” Brown wrote in the veto letter. “Because the services required by this bill are widely available off-campus, this bill is not necessary.”

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October 2, 2018

PROOF: Planned Parenthood aborts babies who could survive outside the womb

PROOF: Planned Parenthood aborts babies who could survive outside the womb

In testimony before Congress in 2015, former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards claimed, “we don’t provide abortions after… viability.” She was answering a question about whether babies who survive abortions should be given medical care and treatment.

But not only did Richards completely miss the law (babies don’t have to be viable to be cared for once they are born alive; the law simply states that they are persons and deserve care if they are born alive at any age), Richards lied – under oath – to Congress and the American people. A number of Planned Parenthood facilities do abort babies up to 24 weeks — well past the age of viability.

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Pritzker blasts Rauner as not pro-abortion enough

Monday, JB Pritzker attacked Rauner as not pro-abortion enough

Governor Rauner's choice to agree with the Democrat majority in the Illinois House and Senate that taxpayers should pay for abortions was what Planned Parenthood and abortion advocates wanted - but it just isn't enough.  Monday, JB Pritzker attacked Rauner as not pro-abortion enough. Rauner hasn't come out against Brett Kavanaugh. He hasn't attacked Donald Trump enough.

Even though the governor signed the measure as they wanted, and Rauner and his wife gave over $50,000 to sponsor an April 2017 Planned Parenthood event, they're still not happy with him.They chose to endorse J.B. Pritzker instead (who also sponsored the Planned Parenthood event).

Click here for more from Illinois Review.

October 1, 2018

Over 500 Babies Born Thanks to Abortion Pill Reversal

Emily's son Zeke is one of the more than 500 babies born thanks to the Abortion Pill Rescue Network.

For more than a decade, women have used Abortion Pill Reversal as a means to stop their in-progress chemical abortions and save their unborn babies’ lives.

Now, Heartbeat International, which took the reins of the protocol’s 24-7 helpline and provider network this spring, says the protocol has led to the births of more than 500 babies, with another 100 on the way.

“This new milestone represents not only 500 lives saved, but 500 women who were given a second chance to choose life and save themselves and their babies from a terrible fate,” said Jor-El Godsey, president of Heartbeat International, a global network of more than 2,600 pregnancy help locations. “Thanks to the prayers and commitment of all the medical providers, pregnancy help centers, and generous donors who make the Abortion Pill Rescue Network possible, 500 precious children are alive today.”

Click here for more from Pregnancy Help News.

Senate Judiciary Committee approves Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination

Senate Judiciary Committee approves Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination

Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears likely to be confirmed as America’s next Supreme Court Justice, despite inflammatory accusations promoted at the last minute by the media and Senate Democrats.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-10 Friday to approve Kavanaugh’s nomination, sending him to the full Senate for final consideration. Townhall reported last night that a Senate insider says Republicans have the votes to confirm him.

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September 28, 2018

Abortion contributing to disturbing decline in birth rates

Abortion contributing to disturbing decline in birth rates

For years, the abortion industry has touted choice, saying women should be able to have children when they are financially secure and ready to parent. The call for “reproductive freedom” has been championed so loudly that now, “[t]he human race is approaching the point where it’s no longer reproducing enough to expand the global headcount,” according to a recent story in Bloomberg, adding, “In the world’s biggest economies — the U.S., China, Japan and Germany — it’s already happening or will soon.” The story points out the population crisis is underpopulation, not overpopulation, as abortion advocates have perpetuated for years.

Of the four largest economies cited as having a declining birthrate, three are notable for their high abortion rates: Japan, China, and the U.S.

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Trump Administration and ACLU back in court in battle over abortions secured by teens illegally in US

Trump Administration and ACLU back in court in battle over abortions secured by teens illegally in US

The Trump administration and the ACLU were back in court Wednesday, the latest page in a lengthy story over whether the federal government must “facilitate” the abortions of unaccompanied minors who entered the country illegally and are currently in the custody of the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).

The case at hand began in 2017 when U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said the legal status of “Jane Doe” was “irrelevant” and that “despite the fact that she’s in this country illegally, she still has constitutional rights.” Judge Chutkan ordered the Trump administration to allow the 16-year-old teenager to have an abortion which she did on October 25, after a series of court battles.

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September 27, 2018

Pro-life groups ask Trump to veto spending bill that funds Planned Parenthood


Despite two years of promises by Congress to defund the nation’s most profitable abortion chain, Planned Parenthood, the latest government funding bill that the legislative body sent to President Trump still contains funding for the wealthy corporation. Several pro-life groups have penned a letter to the president, asking him to veto the bill.

The letter calls on President Trump to keep the pro-life promise he made, which said he would “Defund[] Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions, and reallocat[e] their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women.” Now, they say, the rubber meets the road as this budget goes before the president.

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September 26, 2018

Pro-lifers to line highways and byways in the U.S. and Canada for National Life Chain

Pro-lifers to line highways and byways in the U.S. and Canada for National Life Chain

On the next two Sundays, pro-life advocates in Canada and the United States will gather along roadways and intersections for National Life Chain. National Life Chain Canada is set for September 30, a week earlier than the American event to avoid conflict with Canada’s Thanksgiving weekend.

National Life Chain in the United States is set for October 7.

In a public witness to the sanctity of human life, they will stand and pray silently while holding signs with messages such as “Abortion kills children;” “Adoption the Loving Option;” “Abortion Hurts Women;” “Life the first inalienable right.”

Click here for more on the United States Life Chain.

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‘Unplanned,’ Abby Johnson’s pro-life conversion story, coming to theaters

‘Unplanned,’ Abby Johnson’s pro-life conversion story, coming to theaters

Eight years ago, former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson (pictured) released a book telling the story of her transformation from abortion advocate to pro-life advocate. Now for the first time, Johnson’s conversion is being told in a narrative film, Unplanned, that will hit theaters in March 2019.

A still from Unplanned, featuring a poignant scene between Marilissa Carney (Emma Elle Roberts), Shawn Carney (Jared Lotz), Karen Herzog (Stacey Bradshaw), and Abby Johnson (Ashley Bratcher).
The $6 million budget drama was written and directed by God’s Not Dead writer-directors Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon, and filmed under the working title Redeemed. Bolstering the creative muscle are producers Daryl Lefever and Joe Knopp, whose latest release, I Can Only Imagine, has grossed more than $83 million on a $7 million budget.

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September 25, 2018

HHS feels pressure, ends contract with fetal tissue harvester

HHS feels pressure, ends contract with fetal tissue harvester

In a press release dated September 24, 2018, The Department of Health and Human Services announced that it is terminating its contract with Advanced Bioscience Resources, a fetal tissue procurement company which contracted with multiple Planned Parenthood abortion facilities to harvest aborted fetal body parts to then sell to researchers. ABR was referred for criminal investigation by Congress after a thorough investigation into illegal fetal tissue trafficking in the United States.

The HHS press release states:

After a recent review of a contract between Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. and the Food and Drug Administration to provide human fetal tissue to develop testing protocols, HHS was not sufficiently assured that the contract included the appropriate protections applicable to fetal tissue research or met all other procurement requirements. As a result, that contract has been terminated, and HHS is now conducting an audit of all acquisitions involving human fetal tissue to ensure conformity with procurement and human fetal tissue research laws and regulations.

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New Study Offers Financial Opportunity for Pregnancy Center Clients

Researchers at Baylor University are offering $50 Walmart gift cards to expectant mothers and fathers who complete their study over the next few weeks. Conducted by university professors, the study focuses on expectant married couples’ experiences in the workplace with the hope of addressing discrimination they may face.

New Study Offers Financial Opportunity for Pregnancy Center Clients
“As parents ourselves, we were interested in the discrimination that women in the workforce often face while pregnant,” says Dawn Carlson, Ph. D., professor of management at Baylor University. “As such, we designed a study with the goal of understanding what women are experiencing in terms of discrimination both while pregnant and after they return to work, in hopes of helping organizations and policy makers to pursue changes that enhance women’s experiences in the workplace.”

But that’s just the beginning. Carlson and her colleagues also want to hear from expectant fathers.

“While following this path, we also became interested in the role of paternity leave for fathers and its growing popularity in organizations today,” Carlson said. “Thus, we wanted to understand the support needed by men during the pregnancy and return to work process of their wives, again so that organizations might provide a culture for support of this experience.”

Pregnant women in their third trimester and their spouses are eligible to participate in the study. Participants must both be considered full-time employees (30 hours per week or more), be 18 years or older, and reside in the U.S. Participation simply involves completing three online surveys, approximately 20 minutes each, and is completely confidential to the extent allowed by the law.

If both husband and wife complete all three surveys, participants will receive a $50 Walmart gift card.

This opportunity presents yet another way that pregnancy centers can connect clients to financial support, as well as a way to support their clients in the workplace.

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September 24, 2018

Pro-life women say they were overlooked by Netflix documentary 'Reversing Roe'

Pro-life women say they were overlooked by Netflix documentary 'Reversing Roe'

A new Netflix documentary claims to show both sides of the abortion debate in the U.S., but pro-life advocates say the film depicts old stereotypes and ignores the many women leading the modern pro-life movement.

“In so many cases, it is women who are at the forefront of the movement to value and protect every human life. Sadly, that fact was left out of the documentary,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life.

“Had it been included, viewers would have been given the chance to see that the pro-life movement is fundamentally pro-women, because every abortion harms both mother and unborn child,” she said in a statement to CNA.

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Vice President Pence: White House ‘stands without apology for the sanctity of human life’

Vice President Mike Pence speaks on September 22, 2018 at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC.

The Vice President spoke at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC, an annual gathering which draws conservative Christians from around the country. 

“If you look at the last year and a half, this is the most pro-life administration in American history,” continued Pence.  “You know, it was my privilege to be the first sitting vice president to ever address the March for Life.  And earlier this year, President Trump made history when he became the first president to address the March for Life from the Rose Garden live from the White House.”

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September 21, 2018

Illinois facility halts abortions, continues actual ‘women’s health’ services

Illinois facility halts abortions, continues actual ‘women’s health’ services

Until recently, Women’s Health Practice (WHP) in Champaign —home of to the main campus of the University of Illinois— had been doing abortions up to 24 weeks. But this morning we heard from local pro-life activist Renee Mullen, who informed us that WHP is no longer doing abortions at all! What’s more, all mentions of the word “abortion” appear to have been removed entirely from the Women’s Health Practice website.

WHP had been the site of 40 Days for Life prayer campaigns in the fall of 2017 and the spring of 2018, and Renee had also led a Peace in the Womb Christmas caroling event there in December 2017. When she contacted WHP to ask why they were no longer doing abortions, she was told it was due to “picketers” and that WHP didn’t want “picketers hurting their other business.”

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September 20, 2018

Congress, pro-life leaders urge government to stop buying aborted babies

Congress, pro-life leaders urge government to stop buying aborted babies
Recently, 85 members of Congress, along with a number of pro-life groups, have sent letters to the federal government in opposition of the FDA’s purchase of freshly aborted fetal remains for the purpose of research.

An emailed press release notes that Congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.), Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), and Congressman Mark Walker (R-N.C.), along with 82 other members of Congress, are urging FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to put an end to the contract the FDA has with Advanced Bioscience Resources, a fetal tissue procurement company that was referred for criminal investigation by the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives following a lengthy investigation into the illegal trafficking of aborted fetal body parts. The FDA is reportedly paying $15,900 to ABR for “fresh human fetal tissue” used by researchers to make mice with human immune systems.

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Effort to end taxpayer funding for abortions to be appealed to Illinois Supreme Court

Effort to end taxpayer funding for abortions to be appealed to Illinois Supreme Court

The suit over a new Illinois law providing taxpayer funding for abortions will head to the Illinois Supreme Court, after the Illinois Appellate Court upheld Monday the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking an injunction against the measure.

Thomas More Society filed the suit on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Illinois taxpayers, seeking to stop the bill previously known as “House Bill 40” in December 2017. The suit alleges that the Balanced Budget requirement of the Illinois Constitution prohibits the abortion funding, because the General Assembly has not estimated funds available, and that abortion claims from before June 1 are not valid under the Illinois Constitution’s Effective Date of Laws section, which prohibits laws passed after the conclusion of the General Assembly’s regular session from becoming effective before the following June 1. In this case June 1, 2018.

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September 19, 2018

A Bill Allowing College Campus Abortions Shows Reckless Disregard for Young Women

A Bill Allowing College Campus Abortions Shows Reckless Disregard for Young Women

SB 320—deceptively titled the “College Student Right to Access Act”—would require public universities with on-campus student health centers to provide abortion pills to young college-aged women by January 1, 2022. If signed, California would be the first state to require access to chemical abortions on-campus, and abortion activists will make SB 320 model legislation for the rest of the country.

Legal abortion has created a pathway for bills like SB 320 that try to reinforce the idea that abortion is healthcare. Elective abortion—the taking of innocent unborn life—should never be considered healthcare, and if anything, legislation like SB 320 shows a reckless disregard for the health of young women and presumes that education and motherhood are not compatible.

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The abortion industry is now pushing dangerous home abortions

The abortion industry is now pushing dangerous home abortions

When the abortion industry speaks about women dying from “home abortions”, they leave out the fact that historically, they were the ones lined up to assist women in obtaining illegal abortions. Today, the trend seems to be continuing. “Abortion AMA: Can I give myself an abortion?” published weeks ago by Bustle and written by Danielle Campoamor, points out that even though abortion is legal in the US, groups like Women Help Women are advising women on “self managed abortions.”

A June 2018 BBC article reported, “By buying pills online and sharing medical advice through WhatsApp groups, women are increasingly turning to technology to sidestep legal barriers to abortion.” Women on Web, an international group that helps women obtain illegal abortions, suggests women lie about complications and tell the doctors they had a miscarriage instead. Despite warnings against purchasing drugs online, activists Francine Coeytaux and Victoria Nichols created the website, PlanC, to push dangerous home abortions.

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September 18, 2018

Even at Planned Parenthood, legal abortion kills and hurts women


Newly chosen Planned Parenthood president Dr. Leana Wen claims that as an emergency room physician, she saw a patient die from an at-home abortion. In the video announcing her as Planned Parenthood’s new head, Wen says, “I remember seeing a young woman lying on a stretcher pulseless and unresponsive. Because of a home abortion. Because she was too scared to seek medical care. I did everything I could to resuscitate her, but she died….” Wen then speaks glowingly of her new employer, saying, “There is no more important time than now. And no more important organization than Planned Parenthood.”  However, Planned Parenthood, Dr. Wen’s new employer, actually advocates for home abortions and making abortion legal hasn’t made it safe. Not even at Planned Parenthood.

No matter what, any death (mother or child) from abortion (legal or illegal) is tragic. And preventable. But most of us would object to the idea that no organization on the planet is more important than Planned Parenthood.  We may never truly know how many women are dying or injured from so-called “safe and legal” abortions initiated by Planned Parenthood (or other abortion providers), either chemically or surgically, because only half of U.S. states are even required to report abortion complications. Planned Parenthood is the number one abortion provider in the nation, committing more than 320,000 abortions every year, by its own count. Along with that, legal abortion at the abortion corporation has harmed plenty of women — women just like the one Dr. Wen saw in the emergency room.

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