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.

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.

Personhood Measure Clears First Hurdle To Get On Ballot In California

19 11 2011

The AP is reporting that a pro-life group has been cleared to begin gathering signatures to get a personhood measure on the ballot in the 2012 election.

Union City-based California Civil Rights Foundation must collect more than 807,000 signatures by April to qualify for the November 2012 ballot, the secretary of state’s office said.

The foundation’s president, Walter Hoye, is an Oakland pastor known for protesting outside abortion clinics. He said he launched a similar campaign in California in 2010, but it fell short of the required signatures.

“The more of this conversation that we have, the stronger the pro-life movement becomes,” Hoye said.

He said he is hoping for a spirited signature drive for the “California Human Rights Amendment.” Hoye declined to identify any major financial contributors.

The California proposal would define a person as a living human being from the time of fertilization, giving embryos equal protection under the state Constitution.

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.”

Happy 100th Birthday, Ronald Reagan!

6 02 2011

In commemoration of Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday, a few good quotes…

“Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.”


“We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.”

More Videotape of Planned Parenthood Willing to Break Law Surfaces

6 02 2011

LifeNews.com is reporting that three new videos have become public which show employees at Planned Parenthood facilities in Roanoke and Charlottesville, Virginia, giving assistance to alleged sex traffickers and advising them on how to skirt the law with their underage prostitutes.

The three new videos includes a Roanoke, Virginia abortion facility staffer suggesting the sex trafficker consider going to the health department instead of taking the girls he is victimizing to the Planned Parenthood — because it would be easier to hide the illegal activity.

“They’re discreet. They’re confidential. They, you know, don’t tell people what’s going on, because — frankly — it’s nobody’s business,” the female Planned Parenthood staff person is shown saying on the video. “And the thing is, see this is the thing a lot of people don’t know that. . .Right, through the Health Department.”

The videos shows giving birth control and STD testing for underage prostitutes is no problem.

“From the age of 12 up, for birth control, you can just come in and do that. You don’t have to have a parent, OK?”

Strangely, Planned Parenthood has come out and condemned the undercover activities of Live Action, the pro-life organization who secretly taped the conversations, stating that their employees did the right thing after the conversations, including calling law enforcement and getting the sex trafficker’s license plate number. The problem with Planned Parenthood’s response is that they don’t mention that the employees had a totally wrong response to these undercover actors. It appears that the employees have absolutely no problem with what these actors are proposing and give them serious advice on how to further their illegal sex trafficking activities. This would seem to indicate that Planned Parenthood has an institutional disregard for the law and is only concerned with providing females of any age with the means to kill their unborn babies.

Abortion Advocates Distorting HR 358

5 02 2011

Republicans in the House of Representatives are proposing HR 358, which would prohibit any funds authorized or appropriated by PPACA, affectionately known as Obamacare, to be used for abortions. It also includes language that ensures that private companies (such as Catholic hospitals) are not forced to provide abortions. The bill would insert the following language into PPACA:

(c) Limitation on Abortion Funding-
`(1) IN GENERAL- No funds authorized or appropriated by this Act (or an amendment made by this Act), including credits applied toward qualified health plans under section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or cost-sharing reductions under section 1402 of this Act, may be used to pay for any abortion or to cover any part of the costs of any health plan that includes coverage of abortion, except–
`(A) if the pregnancy occurred because the pregnant female was the subject of an act of forcible rape or, if a minor, an act of incest; or
`(B) in the case where a pregnant female suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the female in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.

Predictably, pro-abortion forces are up in arms over this proposed bill and are conjuring up the worst (and unlikely) possible scenario to drum up opposition to the bill. Nancy Keenan from NARAL said, “Anti-choice politicians have gone from redefining rape to denying abortion care to women who will die without it.” Jodi Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief at RH Reality Check melodramatically states, “In short: Fertilized eggs are people; women are not.” Michael Stone, a blogger on examiner.com, continued the rhetoric and carried it a bit further by saying that Republicans have declared war on women.

Somehow, all of these pro-abortion folks are failing to mention the exceptions A and B that I listed above. They are in the current text of the bill. And the bill does say it will not prohibit healthcare plans that are not using federal funds from PPACA from covering abortions. None of what the pro-abortion people are saying is really a shocker. They want pregnant women to have as much opportunity to kill their unborn children as possible and they want the taxpayer to foot the bill for it. Anything that pro-life advocates do to prevent the slaughter brings out the worst in the pro-abortion camp.