October 21, 2021

Attorneys Argue Kamala Harris Colluded with Abortion Orgs to Protect Them from Investigators

New records unearthed by pro-life attorneys suggest that Kamala Harris's office while she served as California's Attorney General colluded with abortion providers to protect them from pro-life investigators.

Center for Medical Progress (CMP) founder David Daleiden is still the subject of criminal charges filed against him by Harris, who was California's Attorney General when the CMP started going public with undercover investigative videos. The videos showed conversations with individuals in the abortion industry who discussed how the for-profit harvesting of body parts harvested from aborted babies.

Harris's Justice Department raided Daleiden's home in 2016 and seized undercover video footage of Planned Parenthood. Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress face charges for violating California state eavesdropping laws. Lawyers defending the CMP argue that this is an unprecedented violation of the first amendment freedom of the press.

While Deputy Attorney General Johnetter Jauron was being questioned in the Superior Court of San Francisco, she told Judge Christopher Hite that she had "provided NAF [the National Abortion Federation] with everything that I provided Defendant [Daleiden]." Daleiden's attorneys argue that this statement implied that Jauron gave CMP footage to the NAF along with other materials that were taken from Daleiden's apartment.

Jauron later denied the accusations, stating "I have not provided any materials seized pursuant to search warrant in this case to any unauthorized recipient." New billing records from NAF's civil attorneys call this statement into question, however.

Records filed in August show that attorney Alexandra Laks billed the NAF $262.50 for "coordinate review of new videos." The bill is marked for April 6, 2016—the day after Harris's office had Daleiden's apartment raided.

"No discovery was provided by Mr. Daleiden’s attorneys in civil cases filed by PP and NAF at that time," said attorney Brent Ferreira in a statement to Fox News. "The reference to new videos can only relate to the videos seized pursuant to the search warrant."

He added that "this case is the most egregious abuse of prosecutorial power that I have ever seen and I was a trial and appellate lawyer in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for [30] years."

Pro-abortion groups reportedly gave Harris tens of thousands of dollars to benefit her campaigns. Neither she nor any Attorney General after her have pressed charges against Planned Parenthood after CMP videos went public.

October 20, 2021

Connecticut Pregnancy Center Files Suit Against Discriminatory Law

Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Southeastern Connecticut filed a federal lawsuit last week against a new state law that would punish pro-life pregnancy centers for not offering abortion.

The law would target pro-life pregnancy centers by accusing them of offering "limited services" and engaging in "deceptive advertising." Care Net says that the new law “bans Care Net from communicating freely with the individuals it serves and with those it wishes to serve, unless Care Net agrees to provide abortions, dispense abortifacient drugs, or offer referrals for abortions or abortifacient drugs.”

Alliance Defending Freedom filed the lawsuit on Care Net's behalf last Tuesday. Care Net seeks a court order to block the law due to its violation of free speech, freedom of religion, due process, and equal protection rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong will defend the law in court. “Women need accurate and timely information about their reproductive health choices,” he said in a statement. “It’s indefensible to lie to women at a vulnerable time.”

Chicago Abortion Business Requests No Sirens for Woman Facing Medical Emergency

photo credit: Operation Rescue
On July 10, 2021, a 40-year-old woman at the Family Planning Associates (FPA) abortion facility in Chicago was sent to the hospital for serious injuries she suffered during an abortion. When an employee called 911 to request an ambulance for the patient, she asked that it come without using its lights or sirens. This is the twelfth medical emergency documented by Operation Rescue since 2018.

Abortion businesses often request that ambulances not use their lights or sirens because they do not want the bad press that can come with injuring women. A woman who experiences complications after an abortion (usually in the form of heavy bleeding and hemorrhaging) can face life-threatening blood loss if they are not helped by medical professionals quickly, however. The safety of the woman must come before the fear of bad PR in these situations. FPA's request shows that it does not put the health of the woman first.

The Pro-Life Action League provided a recording of the 911 call to Operation Rescue, a pro-life organization that documents medical emergencies caused by abortions.

“The patient just underwent an abortion, and she had an injury to the uterus,” the FPA employee explained during the 911 call. “She’s having some bleeding.  It’s controlled right now but she does need to get to the hospital.”

Later in the call, the employee asked, “And if it’s possible for them to come with no lights or sirens, we’d appreciate that.”

The 911 operator responded, “Uh, that’s for their safety, unfortunately.”

Ambulances use lights and sirens to alert drivers that there is a medical emergency. If they aren't used, drivers might not pull over to grant the ambulance the precious seconds needed to respond to emergency situations.

“For decades, women have been gaslighted to believe that abortion is safe,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “If women understood the true dangers of abortion, it is likely that some would not have them. That, of course, would cost the abortion businesses a lot of money at a time when the nationwide average cost of an abortion is $612 and rising. Profit motivation is one powerful reason they continue to selling abortions as being safe, when they obviously are not.  We believe women deserve the truth, not a sales pitch.”

October 19, 2021

Minneapolis Abortion Group to Send Mobile Abortion Facilities to Texas Border

A Minneapolis-based pro-abortion group has organized a fundraiser to send mobile abortion facilities to the Texas border. This act is an attempt to subvert the Texas Heartbeat act and facilitate the deaths of Texas babies who would have otherwise survived.

In a fundraising email to constituents, Just the Pill asked for donations to send two mobile abortion units to the Texas border. The organization claim that these units will help mitigate a "human rights disaster" caused by "anti-abortion extremists."

Women who travel to the Texas border to receive pills from units such as these could abort their unborn babies a full month past the deadline put in place by the Heartbeat Act. The Heartbeat Act bans abortion at the point when the baby's heartbeat is detectable, which is around six weeks gestation.

5th Circuit Ruling Keeps Texas Heartbeat Law in Place

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last Thursday that the Texas Heartbeat Act will remain in effect for now.

The court ruled in a 2-1 decision that because the Heartbeat Act is enforced privately rather than through agents of the state, Texas cannot be sued to block the implementation of the law. The Biden Department of Justice, which sued Texas over the Heartbeat Act, is expected to appeal the ruling.

The Court had already ruled to reinstate the law after a temporary injunction was placed against it by U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman, but the 5th Circuit's decision means that the law can continue to see enforcement while the lawsuit is considered in courts.

Texas's Heartbeat Act allows private citizens to file lawsuits against abortionists or those who enable the abortions of unborn babies who have detectable heartbeats. This happens at about six weeks gestation. The mother cannot be held legally liable.

October 18, 2021

Pro-Life British Lawmaker Stabbed to Death

Sir David Amess
69-year-old Sir David Amess, a pro-life Member of the British Parliament, was stabbed to death last Friday while meeting with constituents at a Methodist Church in southeast England. A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with the murder.

Sir David was a conservative Member of Parliament since 1983. While in parliament, he fought for pro-life initiatives. Additionally, Sir David was a patron of Right To Life UK.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Amess had an "outstanding record of passing laws to help the most vulnerable.” Right to Life UK described him as a "pro-life champion."

“Sir David’s death is a senseless tragedy and he will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Julia and their five children,” said Catherine Robinson, spokesperson for Right To Life UK. 

“Since he was elected in 1983, he always, where possible, used his position as an MP to stand up for the vulnerable, including championing initiatives to introduce more protections for unborn babies and more support for women facing crisis pregnancies. Everyone who worked with Sir David knew him to be a kind, caring and jovial man, who showed real care for the most vulnerable in our society.” 

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October 15, 2021

Mississippi AG Files Brief in Defense of Gestational Age Act

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch
As the Dec. 1 date for oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization comes closer, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed a reply brief in the Supreme Court to refute arguments made by the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights.

The upcoming case debates the constitutionality of Mississippi's Gestational Age Act, which bans abortion after 15 weeks gestation with few exceptions. The Supreme Court will decide whether or not all pre-viability abortion bans are unconstitutional.

AG Fitch once again directly asked the court to reconsider the constitutionality of  Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The brief begins,
"For 30 years, no party has had to defend Roe v. Wade. No party has ever had to defend Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey. Finally forced to defend those cases, respondents drive home the stark reality: Roe and Casey are indefensible. At each turn, respondents’ 'effort to defend' Roe and Casey 'underscores' the overwhelming case for rejecting those decisions."

Fitch's brief goes on to argue several points as to why the Supreme Court should not continue to force a judicially managed right to abortion against the states:

“Not treating abortion as a fundamental right treats it as the Constitution does most important issues: for the people to decide. …When this Court returns this issue to the people, the people can debate, adapt, and find workable solutions. It will be hard for the people too, but under the Constitution the task is theirs—and the Court should return it to them now.”

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New Jersey Gov. Approves Rules Allowing Non-Doctors to do Abortions

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D)
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) approved new rules this week allowing less qualified individuals to do abortion procedures. This not only lifts one of the few regulations facing abortion businesses in the pro-abortion state of New Jersey, but it also makes abortions less safe for the women who have them.

North Jersey News reported that Gov. Murphy “approved lifting regulations on abortions that barred [abortions] from happening in a doctor’s office beyond 14 weeks of pregnancy and allowing as many as 15,000 nurses, physician assistants and midwives to perform the procedure.”

New Jersey currently has the second-highest abortion rate in the country next to the District of Columbia. The state is also considering a "Reproductive Freedom Act" that would codify a right to abortion without limitations. It would require health insurance companies to cover abortions without deductibles, co-insurance, or co-payments.

October 14, 2021

Over One Million Participate in Mexico March for Women and Life

Pro-life activists in Mexico came out in droves to protest abortion less than a month after the Mexico Supreme Court decriminalized abortion. On Oct. 3, over 300,000 people gathered in Mexico City to support the right to life, and others participated throughout the country in the March for Women and for Life. The Catholic News Agency reported that the total number of marchers throughout the country surpassed one million.

Speakers at the Mexico City event included Mayra Rodríguez, a pro-life advocate who used to work at a Planned Parenthood abortion business in Arizona. "I was the director of the largest abortion facility in the state of Arizona,” Rodríguez told the crowd. “What I saw there is what has me standing here with you today.”

Rodríguez said that she reported several botched abortions, including one in which the abortionist "left the head of a 14-week-old baby, which he referred to as garbage, inside the mother's womb, without caring if that woman would die the next day from an infection.”

“Mexico marched, Mexico stood up, Mexico did not give up, Mexico showed it is in favor of life, in favor of women, in favor of the family, in favor of fundamental freedoms,” said Rodrigo Iván Cortés, president of the National Front for the Family. “Let the three powers of the union listen to us: executive, legislative and judicial. Let them listen loud and clear: we do not want more deaths, we want more life, we do not want them to legalize the crime of abortion, we want them to protect the pregnant woman and the baby that she carries within her.”

Flawed Marist Poll Misleadingly Shows Low Support for Abortion Restrictions

Results from a new Marist poll would suggest that only a minority of Americans support pro-life legislation that would limit abortion to the first six weeks of pregnancy. Upon closer examination of the poll's wording, it's clear why some pro-life respondents would have disapproved of such legislation.

Marist surveyed over 1200 people in late September in a poll conducted with NPR and PBS. The poll asked respondents, "Do you support or oppose a law that allows abortions, but only up to the time cardiac activity is detected about 6 to 8 weeks into pregnancy?" 

Pro-life Catholic Professor Michael New explained the problem on Twitter earlier this month. He wrote,
"A significant number of pro-lifers said that they would oppose a (hypothetical) law that would explicitly allow abortions up to 6-8 weeks gestation. 

This is because they want legal protection for *all* unborn children.

That likely explains why the results are skewed."

The poll initially surprised many, because the results suggested Republicans were only three percent more likely than Democrats to support legislation that limited abortion to the first six months of pregnancy. However, the results could realistically come from pro-life respondents who believe life should be protected from the moment of conception. A law that "allows abortions, but only up to the time cardiac activity is detected" specifically excludes unborn children from any right to life before they reach a certain gestational age.

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October 13, 2021

Liberty Counsel Sends Demand Letter to NorthShore University HealthSystem to Protect Conscience Rights

Some healthcare workers at NorthShore University HealthSystem have attempted to request religious exemption requests from the COVID shot mandate. When these exemptions are requested due to the association with aborted fetal cell lines that all available shots have, however, NorthShore has rejected them. Liberty Counsel sent a letter of demands to the NorthShore on behalf of 14 workers whom Liberty Counsel says "have been unlawfully discriminated against and denied religious exemptions from the COVID shot mandate."

According to Illinois Review, NorthShore had previously granted exemptions for some employees but then denied them in mid-September. The company then gave those employees three days to file an appeal, but it did not tell the employees what information was missing in the original application. The appeal required employees to provide vaccine history information that was not required in the initial application.

Illinois Review also reported that NorthShore changed the exemption form to include a warning that all exemptions based on “aborted fetal cell lines, stem cells, tissue or derivative materials will result in denials.” The form falsely claims that COVID shots have no connection to aborted fetal cell lines.

Liberty Counsel cited the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act that protects Illinoisans against discrimination based on health care choices. The law states:
“It shall be unlawful for any person, public or private institution, or public official to discriminate against any person in any manner, including but not limited to, licensing, hiring, promotion, or any other privileges, because of such person's conscientious refusal to receive, obtain, accept or participate in any way in any particular form of health care services contrary to his or her conscience”

Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said in a statement, “NorthShore University Health System must obey state and federal law and grant reasonable accommodations to its employees whose sincere religious beliefs prohibit them from receiving these COVID shots. NorthShore must also revise its deceptive and unlawful religious exemption form.”

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Montana District Judge Extends Injunctions Against Three Pro-Life Laws

Late last Thursday, Montana District Judge Michael Moses issued a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of three pro-life laws. This injunction extends his original order which blocked the laws the day before their Oct. 1 effective date.

The Montana Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act bans the abortion of unborn children after 20 weeks of development.

House Bill 140 requires abortionists to give abortion-minded women the ability to view an ultrasound of their children.

HB171 regulates the use of abortion drugs by requiring women to give informed consent to their use, requiring these women to visit an abortion business in person, and prohibiting the distribution of abortion drugs through the mail.

Judge Moses said he blocked the laws because they would cause "irreparable harm" to Planned Parenthood and women by taking away a constitutionally protected right.

October 12, 2021

Oklahoma Judge Blocks Two Abortion Laws but Allows Three Others

Oklahoma District Judge Cindy Truong placed injunctions against two state laws that would have restricted abortion, but she also upheld three others, two of which restrict the use of abortion pills.

One of the temporarily blocked laws prohibits abortion after the detection of a child's heartbeat, while the other would allow the state to revoke the medical licenses of doctors who commit abortions that are not necessary to save the life of the mother.

The three laws that are still set to go into effect on Nov. 1 include a law that requires abortionists to be board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and two laws that enact safety regulations on the use of abortion pills. These regulations are an effort by Oklahoma to reinstate longstanding FDA regulations no longer enforced under the Biden administration.

Chicago Planned Parenthood Hospitalized Woman After Perforating Her Uterus

Records obtained by the Pro-Life Action League recently revealed that the Neart North Planned Parenthood in Chicago hospitalized a woman after causing a critical life-threatening injury.

A 911 recording and event printout provided by the Pro-Life Action League revealed that an ambulance was called to the Planned Parenthood location on July 15, 2021. It was dispatched under priority code 1A, meaning that the emergency was considered critical.

The Planned Parenthood employee who spoke with the 911 dispatcher said that the patient might have a perforation. This can occur when the metal instruments used during a dilation and evacuation abortion tear through the lining of a woman's uterus. This is a life-threatening injury that can cause severe bleeding and damage to internal organs.

Operation Rescue has documented a total of 24 medical emergencies at the Neart North Planned Parenthood in the past five years. Most of these involved uncontrolled hemorrhaging, which can be caused by uterine perforations and cervical lacerations.

October 11, 2021

Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Heartbeat Act

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R)
Last Wednesday, a district judge placed a temporary injunction against the enforcement of the Texas Heartbeat Act. On Friday night, however, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted an administrative stay against that order. As a result, the Heartbeat Act can once again be enforced.

The Texas Heartbeat Act requires abortion businesses to first perform an ultrasound to confirm whether an unborn child has a detectable heartbeat. If a heartbeat is found (which is generally true for babies by the time they reach the sixth week of development), then aborting that child is prohibited. The law includes an exception for medical emergencies.

Except for two days following last week's temporary injunction, the Heartbeat Act has remained an enforceable law since it came into effect on Sept. 1. This is due to the law's unique method of enforcement. Rather than being enforced directly by the state, the Heartbeat Act gives individuals the ability to file civil lawsuits against those who violate the law.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appealed the district court's injunction last Friday, after which the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals quickly granted the administrative stay.

“Great news tonight,” Paxton tweeted in response to the decision. “The Fifth Circuit has granted an administrative stay on #SB8. I will fight federal overreach at every turn.”

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October 8, 2021

Pro-Life Worshippers Ordered to Stay Away from Spokane Planned Parenthood

Last month, a county judge ruled that members of a pro-life church could no longer gather outside a Planned Parenthood abortion business in Spokane, Washington.

Spokane County Superior Court Judge Timothy B. Fennessy issued a permanent injunction prohibiting the church from demonstrating outside the Planned Parenthood facility. In his decision, Fennessy said that “reasonable minds can only reach one conclusion, that Covenant Church intends to interfere with access to or safe and effective delivery of health care services provided by Planned Parenthood.”

Covenant Church is known for running a group called "The Church at Planned Parenthood." It held worship services and protested abortion on a stretch of grass near the Spokane, Washington Planned Parenthood facility. Judge Fennessy's ruling prohibits the group from gathering on that grass, the sidewalk, or anywhere within 35 feet of the building. The group is further prohibited from making noise between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Ken Peters, the director of the Church at Planned Parenthood, told The Spokesman-Review that he will comply with the injunction for the time being. “Even though we feel like the judge is unconstitutional, do we want to pick this battle right now? And I think that, at this moment, no, until I get some more legal advice and pray about it, I don’t want to defy this order.”

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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas Heartbeat Act

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman issued a preliminary injunction blocking the enforcement of the Texas Heartbeat Act.

The Texas law protects unborn babies with detectable heartbeats from abortion. This meant that after the law came into effect on Sept. 1, it was illegal in Texas to abort a baby once it reached roughly six weeks gestation. The Heartbeat Act was initially able to survive legal challenges due to its unique enforcement mechanism. Individuals could file civil lawsuits against those who violated the law. This is different from most other pro-life laws that have been struck down because those are enforced directly by a state government.

Judge Pitman's decision came as a response to a lawsuit filed by the Biden administration. In his ruling, Pitman called the pro-life law an “unprecedented and aggressive scheme to deprive its citizens of a significant and well-established constitutional right.”

The Supreme Court decided in September that it would not block the Heartbeat Act, but it did so for procedural reasons. Because of this, the Supreme Court could very well make a ruling on the constitutionality of laws like the Heartbeat Act in the future.

The Texas Attorney General's office has already expressed its intent to appeal Judge Pitman's decision.

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October 7, 2021

Biden Admin Reverses "Protect Life Rule," Sending Millions in Tax Dollars to Planned Parenthood

This Monday, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it would finally undo former President Donald Trump's "Protect Life Rule" that excluded abortion businesses from receiving Title X family planning funds.

The "Protect Life Rule" required “clear financial and physical separation between Title X-funded projects and programs or facilities where abortion is a method of family planning,” and banned “referral for abortion as a method of family planning.” Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses refused to adhere to the rule. As a result, Planned Parenthood received $60 million less in taxpayer funding annually.

President Joe Biden made it a priority to direct the HHS to "consider" ending the pro-life rule. The HHS formally (but unsurprisingly) announced this Monday that it will undo the rule.

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said, “Our nation’s family planning clinics play a critical role in delivering health care, and today more than ever, we are making clear that access to quality family planning care includes accurate information and referrals — based on a patient’s needs and direction.”

Planned Parenthood Federation of America CEO Alexis McGill Johnson was quick to thank the Biden administration for returning the flow of federal taxpayer dollars to the abortion corporation. “We thank the Biden-Harris administration for swiftly ending the harmful policy and prioritizing access to sexual and reproductive health care,” Johnson said.

New regulations which remove the "Protect Life Rule" are set to go into effect on November 8, 2021.

Downers Grove Abortion Business Hospitalizes Woman

An ambulance at the Access Health Center arriving to
take a woman to the hospital after she had an abortion on
Sept. 18, 2021.
photo credit: Operation Rescue
The Access Health Center abortion business in Downer's Grove, Illinois called an ambulance on Sept. 18, 2021, after an abortion caused a medical emergency. Abortionists initially tried to convince the patient to make her way to a hospital on her own, but she insisted that they call 911.

Emergency records obtained by Operation Rescue, a pro-life organization that documents medical emergencies at abortion businesses, include a transcript and recording of the 911 call. The nurse who spoke with the 911 dispatcher said that the patient was drifting in and out of consciousness and was unable to get up. She also said that the patient was weak, pale, and clammy.

Several of her statements directly contradicted one another, however. She told the dispatcher that the woman had low blood sugar levels, but later she said that they were high. She said that the patient's breathing was normal, but she also said that her breathing was shallow.

“Asking a patient that cannot stand up to go to the hospital on her own is a huge red flag.  Add to that the contradictory information about the woman’s condition, and it makes me wonder what these people may have been hiding,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Access Health Center was sued for causing the wrongful death of another patient, Melissa L. Helm, on January 22, 2001. Additionally, the business was found to have committed several health violations during its most recent inspection on June 18-19, 2019.


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