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SMITH: Making the taxpayer an accessory to the abortion trade – Washington Times

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‘The Voyage of Life’ is a must watch video on fetal development | LifeSiteNews.com

‘The Voyage of Life’ is a must watch video on fetal development | LifeSiteNews.com.


Sonogram Informed Consent Act

http://nationalprolifealliance.com/uicanmg_petition.aspx?pid=0611b&npla=HNBPAA13I


Planned Parenthood Botched Abortion, Left Part of Baby Inside Woman | LifeNews.com

 

Planned Parenthood Botched Abortion, Left Part of Baby Inside Woman | LifeNews.com.

by Steven Ertelt

A Planned Parenthood abortion patient has filed suit against the abortion business for botching an abortion so badly that it left part of the body of the unborn baby inside her afterwards.

Attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom, a pro-life legal group, filed suit on behalf of a Colorado against Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and one of its doctors. The mother says the abortion facility forced her to undergo an abortion without anesthesia and then left part of her baby’s body inside of her.

The lawsuit alleges that 40-year-old Ayanna Byer changed her mind about the abortion after Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs could not provide her with the agreed-upon intravenous anesthesia for pain, but the abortionist proceeded with the abortion anyway. ADF informed LifeNews that, once the abortion was complete, Byer was sent home but ended up in an emergency room two days later because the abortionist had botched the procedure.

“A woman’s life is more important than Planned Parenthood’s bottom line,” said Alliance Defending Freedom allied attorney Doug Romero of Denver. “What Planned Parenthood did to Ayanna is beyond the pale. They clearly put her through extraordinary cruelty and jeopardized her life. Their actions were intolerable.”

According to a statement provided by the on-call emergency room doctor who assisted Byer, she “was septic with a high fever and elevated white count. She required an immediate high-risk surgery to remove the remaining tissue that had been left during the previous procedure done at Planned Parenthood. Because of the continued pain and heavy bleeding, I was concerned that the patient might have had an ectopic pregnancy. I called Planned Parenthood the following day to inquire about pathology results to only learn that no pathology is done on abortion patients. The doctor performing the abortion ‘looks’ at the tissue and makes a diagnosis.” Read the rest:Planned Parenthood Botched Abortion, Left Part of Baby Inside Woman | LifeNews.com.


Pro-abortion group hires Obama-linked consulting firm to grill pro-lifers in their homes | The Daily Caller

 

Pro-abortion group hires Obama-linked consulting firm to grill pro-lifers in their homes | The Daily Caller.

The pro-abortion organization NARAL Pro-Choice America hired a consulting firm linked to President  to conduct extensive video interviews with young pro-life activists in their homes more than a year ago, without informing the pro-life activists that the videos were intended for NARAL’s use.

At least one of the videos was aired this month at NARAL’s Washington dinner introducing the organization’s new president, Ilyse Hogue. The video was presented at the dinner in order to show pro-choice activists the “passion” of pro-lifers on the other side of the issue “in an effort to fire up (NARAL) members.” President Obama alsosent a video message to NARAL that was shown at the dinner.

The young pro-life activist featured in the video had no idea that his interview footage would be used by NARAL to rile people up against him.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/20/pro-abortion-group-hires-obama-linked-consulting-firm-to-grill-pro-lifers-in-their-homes/#ixzz2LRlBKDtb


Arkansas House Panel OKs Ban on Abortions After Heartbeat Begins | LifeNews.com

 

Please pray that the Governor will sign this as well!

Arkansas House Panel OKs Ban on Abortions After Heartbeat Begins | LifeNews.com.

by Steven Ertelt

An Arkansas state House committee approved a ban on abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

The House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee on Tuesday approved the 12-week abortion ban on an 11-5 vote. An according to an AP report, “panel had approved the restriction by a voice vote earlier, but House Speaker Davy Carter sent it back to the panel after Democrats objected to the way it was handled.”

Now the full House will vote on the measure, along with another one that bans abortions after 20 weeks.

The Arkansas Senate voted in January for the bill that would ban virtually all abortions in the state. The measure would ban abortions at the point when a unborn child’s heart starts to beat.

At 22 days into pregnancy, before most women know they are pregnant, unborn children complete the development of their heart to the point that a heartbeat begins and the bill would stop abortions at that point. Read the rest at Arkansas House Panel OKs Ban on Abortions After Heartbeat Begins | LifeNews.com.


Women Who Reject Abortions of Disabled Babies Face Attacks | LifeNews.com

 

Women Who Reject Abortions of Disabled Babies Face Attacks | LifeNews.com.

Last Monday I attended the second oral evidence session of the Parliamentary ‘Inquiry into Abortion on the Grounds of Disability’ (more background here)
The current law permits an abortion to take place up to birth (40 weeks) if prenatal tests indicate that the child may be disabled when born. There is a legal limit of 24 weeks for abortions on other grounds.
Abortions are currently permitted at any time up to and including birth if there is a ‘substantial risk’that the child might be born ‘seriously handicapped’. The law does not define these criteria and they are broadly interpreted.

This ground for abortion is known as Ground E in practice and, according to Department of Health statistics, 2,307 ‘Ground E’ abortions were carried out in 2011.

The Equality Act 2010 protects disabled people from discrimination. The Act prohibits discrimination arising from a disability by preventing one person from treating another less favourably because of their disability.

The current abortion law thereby discriminates against disabled babies in two ways.
First, it has a different upper limit for disabled babies and babies without disability (40 and 24 weeks respectively). Second, it allows for some disabled babies to be aborted under ground E (those who will be born with a ‘serious’ handicap) but not others.
Last Monday we heard evidence at the inquiry from disability rights activists, parents of children born with disabilities and support groups for affected families.
There were several strong themes that emerged.
First, there seemed to be very little support or information available for families who wanted to keep their babies, as opposed to having them aborted.
Second, there was a strong presumption from doctors that parents with disabled children would choose to have them aborted.
Third, there was a huge amount of subtle or direct pressure placed on parents who decided not to abort. They were repeatedly asked to reconsider their decisions and treated like pariahs – in short they were discriminated against.
It is just this sort of pressure that has led some commentators to talk about abortion for disability as a ‘coercive offer’. And there is a growing literature of personal testimonies around this issue.
‘Defiant Birth’ tells the personal stories of women who have resisted ‘medical eugenics’ and dared to challenge the utilitarian medical model/mindset – women who were told they shouldn’t have babies because of perceived disability in themselves, or shouldn’t have babies because of some imperfection in the child.
‘They have confronted the stigma of disability and in the face of silent disapproval and even open hostility, had their babies anyway, in the belief that all life is valuable and that some are not more worthy of it than others. Read the rest at Women Who Reject Abortions of Disabled Babies Face Attacks | LifeNews.com.

Help Save the Ones Around You – Desiring God

 

Help Save the Ones Around You – Desiring God.

Recently a healthy young woman went to see her doctor for a prenatal checkup on her baby girl. She had named her Madison.

Then she went to an abortion clinic to end her daughter’s life.

Four days later, this mom died from complications related to that abortion.

That child went from being wanted — a beloved girl named Madison — to being terminated — one more slaughtered baby in our culture of death.

Why? They found out Madison had fetal anomalies.

Hearing that news as a parent is hard. If you have not experienced the shock of such a diagnosis in your child, then it is difficult to describe how truly horrifying it is. All the bright imaginations about what a little boy or little girl will be like are suddenly colored in very dark shades. The worst fears about the future and worst prejudices about disability make it difficult to think clearly or rationally, especially in the first days and weeks.

The evil whispers about how unfair it is become louder and bolder.

As my wife and I talked this over, she summed up our early days with disability really well: “I thought my life was over. It wasn’t true.

Did anyone say that to Madison’s mother? Read the rest at Help Save the Ones Around You – Desiring God.


Is Abortion Justified to Save Babies From Future Suffering? | LifeNews.com

 

Is Abortion Justified to Save Babies From Future Suffering? | LifeNews.com.


Being Handicapped is NOT a Crime! | Abolish Abortion

 

Being Handicapped is NOT a Crime! | Abolish Abortion.

By: Suzanne Ward

 

Prenatal (before birth) testing today results in the early diagnosis of more and more abnormalities from the extremely simple to the very complex.  Sadly, physicians may suggest terminating a pregnancy with only a possible risk of abnormality, probably due to fear of malpractice law suits.

Half of the children targeted for destruction are not even affected by the feared abnormality.  More normal children are killed than handicapped children.

As a society, we must remember that a child’s right to life is given by their Creator, not their parents or even the state.  Being handicapped is not a capital crime and should never carry a death sentence.  In any or all circumstances, we want to protect and support both mother and child.

Studies show that women who choose abortion for genetic reasons have significant grief reactions, a high rate of depression, and flashbacks.  Negative reactions are also seen in the siblings even when they had no direct knowledge of the event.

Approximately 20% of U.S. adults have some sort of disability according to the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC.  Many, many of these individuals accomplish amazing things in spite of great challenges.  Let’s ‘meet’ just a few of them:

Robert Michael Hensel was born in 1969, with a birth defect known as Spina bifida. His disability would limit him to a wheelchair, but he continues to find ways to positively impact people.  Hensel is an award-winning poet and has recently been recognized by the Museum of Disability History in Buffalo, New York.

Hensel is a Guinness World Records holder for the longest non-stop “wheelie” in a wheelchair. His efforts have raised money for wheelchair ramps throughout his hometown of Oswego, New York.   Hensel continues to raise awareness of the many talents and accomplishments made by disabled individuals.  Says Hensel:

  • “Know me for my abilities, not my disability.”
  • “I don’t have dis-ability, I have a different-ability.”
  • “When everyone else says you can’t, determination says, YES YOU CAN.”
  • “No disability or dictionary out there is capable of clearly defining who we are as a person. It’s only when we step out of that labeled box, that our abilities begin to be fully recognized, giving us a better definition of who we truly are as individuals.”  Read the rest at  abolish abortion!

 


New Congressional Bill Would Stop Secret Abortions on Teenagers | LifeNews.com

 

New Congressional Bill Would Stop Secret Abortions on Teenagers | LifeNews.com.

by Steven Ertelt

 

Senator Marco Rubio is introducing a a major pro-life bill, the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, today that would stop secret abortions on teenagers.

The bill would require an abortion practitioner to notify a parent before performing an abortion on a minor who resides in a different state. It would also make it a crime for a non-parent to transport a minor across state lines to evade a parental notification law. Read the rest: New Congressional Bill Would Stop Secret Abortions on Teenagers | LifeNews.com.

 


Parents Reject Doctor’s Advice to Abort Baby With Birth Defects | LifeNews.com

 

Parents Reject Doctor’s Advice to Abort Baby With Birth Defects | LifeNews.com.


Arkansas Gov. Signs Ban on Abortion Funding in Obamacare | LifeNews.com

 

Arkansas Gov. Signs Ban on Abortion Funding in Obamacare | LifeNews.com.


“Today” Show Proves Why So Many Down Syndrome Babies Aborted | LifeNews.com

 

“Today” Show Proves Why So Many Down Syndrome Babies Aborted | LifeNews.com.


Time for New York to Stop Propping Up Child Sex, Abortion | LifeNews.com

 

Time for New York to Stop Propping Up Child Sex, Abortion | LifeNews.com.

Imagine this: A mother hands her 14 year old daughter a signed permission slip for next week’s field trip as she drops her off at school. That afternoon, she is called to grant permission for her child to be given ibuprofen and, then later, to come in to sign her out of school because of severe cramps.

While a parent’s consent is required for small day-to-day goings on at the school, she is kept in the dark about one very important thing. Little does this mother know that the reason her daughter is feeling so sick is because the school gave her Plan B, the morning after pill, side effects of which include, but are not limited to: lower abdominal pain, nausea, fatigue, headache, and dizziness. This mother has no idea but is left to deal with the consequences. Read the rest at Time for New York to Stop Propping Up Child Sex, Abortion | LifeNews.com.


New HHS Mandate Rules Force Hobby Lobby, Any Religious Biz to Comply | LifeNews.com

New HHS Mandate Rules Force Hobby Lobby, Any Religious Biz to Comply | LifeNews.com.

by Steven Ertelt

The Obama administration released new HHS mandate rules today that attempt to expand the number of religious groups that can opt out of the pro-abortion mandate — but that leaves religiously-run companies like Hobby Lobby out in the cold. Pro-life advocates oppose the mandate because it forces religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions.

Thanks to a number of decisions in court related to lawsuits filed against the mandate by dozens of religious businesses and organizations, the Obama administration is under court order to revise the mandate. But the proposed changes don’t protect everyone who wants to opt out.

Although the proposed revisions provide some additional protections for religiously-affiliated organizations, companies owned and operated by people with religious objections to the mandate are not included in the expanded exemption rules.

“Today, the administration is taking the next step in providing women across the nation with coverage of recommended preventive care at no cost, while respecting religious concerns,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “We will continue to work with faith-based organizations, women’s organizations, insurers and others to achieve these goals.”

But the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty,  a pro-life legal group representing Hobby Lobby, told LifeNews the proposed changes would still force the company to comply with the mandate. Read the rest at New HHS Mandate Rules Force Hobby Lobby, Any Religious Biz to Comply | LifeNews.com.


Doctor Insists Parents of Baby With Cleft Lip Starve Him to Death | LifeNews.com

Doctor Insists Parents of Baby With Cleft Lip Starve Him to Death | LifeNews.com.

I first heard about the Peterson family in what you might call a “chance meeting.” (Of course I don’t believe in chances; I believe that there is Someone who has a plan and a purpose behind the random occurrences in our lives.) And I firmly believe that this amazing family’s story needs to be told. It’s scary. It’s shocking. And its implications are dangerous. How many other hospitals starve babies to death, simply based on a “defect”? How many other doctors instruct new parents to leave their newborns to die or wallow in an institution for the rest of their lives?

We’re aware that many doctors in the United States recommend abortions for babies whose potential disabilities show up on ultrasounds or in prenatal testing. We’re also aware that, sadly, all too many parents choose abortion in these cases. And all too often, their babies are discovered to either be perfectly “normal” or the parents later on discover that the disability or defect was one they definitely could have lovingly dealt with, had they only been given accurate and complete information.

Our society has become consumer and product focused in an ultimately dangerous way. When we, the consumer, discover the news that our child, the product, is not quite up to par with our expectations, we are given the choice to end an innocent life. Perfection – though impossible to define – is the standard demanded. And who among us truly meets it? Read the rest at Doctor Insists Parents of Baby With Cleft Lip Starve Him to Death | LifeNews.com.


Disabled Baby Will Walk, Talk After Parents Rejected Abortion | LifeNews.com

Disabled Baby Will Walk, Talk After Parents Rejected Abortion | LifeNews.com.

The Boston Globe has a report on an amazing story of a couple who rejected an abortion of their very disabled baby and are glad they did so.

“Dominic Pio Gundrum was born with a rare disorder in which part of his brain was exposed,” the newspaper reports. Despite suggestions to have an abortion, the parents chose not to and, following surgeries, doctors now say he will walk and talk.

Mary Gundrum, 20 weeks pregnant, was excited when an ultrasound revealed that she was going to have a baby boy. Then she looked closer and said, “What’s that in front of his face?”

“That,” the doctor replied somberly, “is a problem.”

The news was grim. The fetus had an encephalocele, a rare disorder in which part of the brain was exposed, covered in skin, outside the head. In this case, the brain was growing down into the roof of the mouth and protruding onto the face.

If Gundrum decided to continue the pregnancy, she and her husband, Mark, were told, the baby might not make it to birth. Or he might be born, but die a few hours later. Or he might be severely disabled. Read the rest at Disabled Baby Will Walk, Talk After Parents Rejected Abortion | LifeNews.com.


Leaning Forward But Knocked Back: Pro-Lifer Rocks MSNBC Interview | LifeNews.com

Leaning Forward But Knocked Back: Pro-Lifer Rocks MSNBC Interview | LifeNews.com.


Parsing Killing With Impunity and Manufacturing Monsters via Public Catholic

This post from Rebecca Hamilton is a must read. You have to ask yourself, where does it stop? Already the courts have decided that women are exempt from the same laws that men are punished for. As if they somehow are endowed with more intelligence and caring so that what ever decision they would make would be for the good of the child that she carries in her womb. Evidence has shown that this is simply not true and the callous killing of their babies that horrifies so many of us, if now being extended in so many places.  Who, in this new world, will be granted the ability to decide who is worthy of life and who  is unworthy?

Parsing Killing With Impunity and Manufacturing Monsters.

In case you were wondering, the devil is at work all over the world, not just here in America.

One case in point is a suggested revision to Dutch statutes that I mentioned in an earlier post to allow medical personnel to euthanize minors and Alzheimer’s sufferers. Ironically, these are two groups of people who are considered incompetent to make most legal decisions for themselves. The proposed law was drafted in part by Senator Philippe Mahoux.

Our world is so spiritually sick that we try to parse and channel legalized murder. We have laws that point to one group of people and say in effect, “you may kill them with impunity” then, we have other laws that point to another group of people and say “if you kill them it is an atrocity.”

Well, which is it? Is it an atrocity to kill the innocent, or is it something we may do with impunity? Read the rest from Rebecca Hamilton at Public Catholic at Patheos.com!


A father supports and celebrates killing his child | Denny Burk

A father supports and celebrates killing his child | Denny Burk.


Speaker Boehner Tells March for Life: We Will Stop Abortion Funding | LifeNews.com

 

Speaker Boehner Tells March for Life: We Will Stop Abortion Funding | LifeNews.com.


Hundreds of Thousands Gather for Record-Breaking March for Life | LifeNews.com

 

Hundreds of Thousands Gather for Record-Breaking March for Life | LifeNews.com.


March for Life Proves the Next Generation Pro-Life on Abortion | LifeNews.com

March for Life Proves the Next Generation Pro-Life on Abortion | LifeNews.com.


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