Gosnell Not An Aberration

5 06 2013

In the wake of the Gosnell atrocities and the other outrages that are coming to the light of day, Ian Tuttle from National Review has a great article on the mounting evidence that is beginning to show that these cases aren’t exactly an aberration in the world of abortion.

The accumulating evidence shows that Gosnell was not an “outlier,” and that it was not particularly lax oversight of abortion clinics in Pennsylvania that permitted his grisly operation to continue. It shows, instead, that horror clinics are distributed throughout the country — and that those who operate them frequently take their life-threatening operations on the road.

But a woman does not need to walk into a “house of horrors” to find herself in danger. Investigators in not only the states mentioned above, but also Alabama, New Mexico, Minnesota, and Colorado, are presenting evidence that abortion clinics are regularly out of compliance with state health regulations.

It should not come as a surprise that an industry that has so little regard for human life should have so little regard for laws and regulations.

Advertisements




Chinese Activist Escape Begins New Era of Outrage Against Forced Abortion

16 07 2012

The National Catholic Register has an excellent article about how blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng’s recent escape into the U.S. embassy has created a great opportunity to generate international disapproval against China’s one-child policy.

Few activists are prepared to suggest that the headlines have provoked an official reversal of a national policy that has touched every life in China. But those who have labored for decades to expose the practice of forced abortion and sterilization are making the most of this unexpected period of public outrage and open debate.
That zeal was on display during a July 9 congressional hearing organized by the Subcommittee on Africa, Human Rights and International Programs, spearheaded by Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., a pro-life leader in the House who has struggled for years to get political traction on the issue.
Smith and the other activists who testified at the hearing issued a spate of demands: Defund and repudiate the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), deny visas to Chinese officials responsible for imposing forced abortions, and increase pressure on Beijing to end the policy.
A series of Republican administrations have barred funding to the UNFPA because of past allegations that it had participated in the one-child policy — a charge repeatedly denied by the organization. Thus, while President George W. Bush cut off U.S. financial support, President Barack Obama quickly reinstated it soon after his inauguration in 2009.

It’s interesting to note that the UN Population Fund is a major partner in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s campaign for birth control.





Condi Rice Not the Best Choice For Veep

15 07 2012

Ramesh Ponnuru at National Review Online has some great points why Condeleeza Rice wouldn’t be the best choice for Mitt Romney’s running mate. His top three reasons all relate to her views on abortion.

1) Her selection would seriously offend many social conservatives — possibly enough to depress their turnout. In general, I think claims that conservatives will stay home in this election are overblown: Opposition to President Obama is running pretty hot. A vice-presidential nominee who is “mildly” in favor of letting a million unborn children be killed every year, though, would be one of the few things that would make this scenario plausible. Keep in mind, she would be the first pro-choicer on a Republican ticket since Roe v. Wade — unless she flipped and made herself look like a political hack just as the country was being introduced to her as a candidate.

2) Related: Her selection would require Romney to go back on his word. During the primaries, he committed to picking a pro-life vice president. (See the South Carolina forum held on September 5, 2011.)

3) Further related: Her selection would reinforce doubts conservatives already have about him.

I hope Romney hasn’t already forgotten how hesitant many socially conservative Americans have been to accept his candidacy, based in large part on his previous pro-abortion stance when he was governor of Massachusetts. What he needs now is a running mate who will solidify his status with core conservatives.





Pregnancy Centers Fight San Francisco’s Blatant Discrimination

18 11 2011

No one should be surprised at anything that happens in San Francisco, the bastion of hyper-liberal politics. But here’s the latest one coming out of that city. According to Courthouse News Service, the city’s mayor, Edwin Lee, signed a bill on 4 November that would fine pregnancy centers if they make “untrue or misleading” statements. The bill’s sponsors readily admit that they are targeting two pregnancy centers that try to offer alternatives to abortion to pregnant women. But the centers are fighting back.

…in a federal complaint, one of those centers says the legislation is an unconstitutional restriction on speech. First Resort calls itself a “state-licensed health clinic that provides free counseling and certain free medical services to women who seek pregnancy-related information and medical care.”
“The purpose of the ordinance is to destroy or minimize First Resort’s ability to communicate with women who are or may be considering abortion,” according to the group’s 16-page complaint.
The law would allegedly have a chilling effect on organizations like First Resort “by threatening the imposition of severe fines and penalties for violations of unconstitutionally vague regulations of speech.”
Noting that it neither performs abortions nor refers clients to abortion providers, First Resort says it is being singled out for its political views.

Wait a minute…I thought San Francisco was all about freedom of expression. I mean, isn’t that what all the gay pride parades and walk-around-without-clothes-days are all about? The government shouldn’t be telling us how to live our lives, right? EXCEPT if the way we’d like to live (or work) happens to conflict with the official liberal party line. I’m sorry, but could someone please tell me the difference between what the city of San Francisco is attempting to do and what the Nazi party did in its earliest stages in 1933? If you don’t spout the official party nonsense, you shall be punished.





Planned Parenthood Claims It’s Doing Sacred Work

12 10 2011

LifeNews.com is reporting that a Planned Parenthood facility in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is attempting to clean up its image by posting a sign at its entrance that states, “Planning for parenthood is sacred work.” Um, yeah. As Shawn Carney states,

If “planning for parenthood” means a husband and wife prayerfully cooperating with God’s will within holy matrimony, then that can be sacred.

But that isn’t what they’re talking about — not at an abortion center.

Carney lays out exactly how much of PP’s business–and it is a business to them–revolves around killing unborn babies. Excellent post by Carney. Click on the link above to see the sign.





PP, Kansas Abortionist Didn’t Report 164 Cases of Child Statutory Rape

23 02 2011

Pro-Life blogger Jill Stanek is reporting that in testimony that former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline gave yesterday, during investigations that he conducted, he found that Planned Parenthood and the late abortionist George Tiller failed to report 164 cases of child statutory rape.

Kline just revealed to the court under oath that he found 166 instances during a specific time period when girls 14 years old and younger got abortions at clinics owned either by late-term abortionist George Tiller or Planned Parenthood of Overland Park.

But during that same time period, Kline testified, Planned Parenthood reported only one case of child rape, and Tiller reported only one case of child rape.

This means there were 164 instances when girls 14-years-old and younger had abortions at one of those abortion clinics, and the clinics failed to report the abortions to authorities.

Great legacy, Mr. Tiller. Way to uphold the law, Planned Parenthood. Why would we expect anything else from either party?





Abortion better for babies than ramen noodles?

18 02 2011

Michelle Malkin reports another disgusting rhetorical statement by a pro-abortion democrat.

Abortion radicals are raging mad.
Raging mad that Republicans are exposing the abortion predators with story after story of criminal negligence, death, and exploitation at America’s taxpayer-subsidized death clinics.
Raging mad that Republican women dare to talk about the psychological harm and trauma to young women lured to Planned Parenthood and kept in the dark about abortion alternatives.
Most macabre abortion defense of the night so far: Just a little while ago on the floor (at approx. 9:05pm Eastern), Wisconsin Democrat Rep. Gwen Moore argued that abortion was better for unplanned babies than a life “eating Ramen noodles” or “mayonnaise sandwiches.”