Planned Parenthood Stung by Undercover Stings

3 02 2011

Live Action, a pro-life action organization, has released two videos which depict two individuals posing as a pimp and a prostitute, asking employees at two Planned Parenthoods how to arrange services for underage prostitutes. From Fox News

The first video, shot at a clinic in Perth Amboy, N.J., was released Tuesday. The anti-abortion group Live Action released a second video Thursday showing a similar scene at a clinic in Richmond, Va.
The manager in the first video, identified as Amy Woodruff, was fired by Planned Parenthood after the video was released.
Phyllis Kinsler, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey, said the organization has a “zero tolerance policy for this kind of behavior” and that the employee was immediately suspended Tuesday before being fired.

The video released Tuesday quickly gave momentum to Rep. Mike Pence’s, R-Ind., effort to strip federal funding for abortion providers. With Planned Parenthood the biggest recipient of those funds, Pence said Americans should be “shocked” that the organization “has been recorded aiding and abetting underage sex trafficking.”
“The recent release of an undercover video exposing duplicity and potential criminality by an employee of Planned Parenthood is an outrage,” Pence said. “The time to deny any and all funding to Planned Parenthood is now.”

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D.C. Leaning Toward Funding Abortions

15 12 2009

Foxnews.com is reporting that the government of Washington D.C. is leaning towards allowing the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.

“We’ve already started to study the issues,” a City Council staffer said, predicting the matter could come up in the spring — along with a change allowing the District to permit medical marijuana. One possibility is that abortion coverage could be added to the D.C. Healthcare Alliance, which is the city’s taxpayer-funded health program for low-income and other residents.

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton applauded the passage Sunday of the $1.1 trillion spending bill, which contained the abortion provision.

She has argued that the restriction created “severe hardships” for poor women in the city and that the law singled them out for “unfair and unequal treatment” — since states can use their tax dollars for abortion services.

My question for Ms. Norton would be, “What about the severe hardships you’re creating for the babies of those poor women?” And doesn’t this legislation target poor and minority babies? How’s that for racist?

If I was a tax-paying resident of D.C., I’d be pretty upset for the city creating even more “services” with my tax dollars instead of using them for the highest-priority needs of the city.

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With God as Their Cover

10 12 2009

Kathryn Jean Lopez has a great piece at NRO that discusses the anger of the Democrats and Pro-Abortion activists at Congressman Bart Stupak’s amendment to the House healthcare bill that would not allow federal funds to be used for abortions.

Abortion, they say, wasn’t supposed to be an issue in the health-care debate. By which they mean: The revolution must include abortion. “Reproductive rights are human rights” is the way Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, put it. Abortion is, in fact, a “God-given right,” according to the Rev. Carlton Veazey, a Baptist minister and the president and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.

Huh??? Abortion is a God-given right??? He must be talking about one of those other gods.

Those who oppose abortion, of course, agree with them on the first part of that assertion, the “keep abortion out” mantra. However, the abortion advocates insist that it is “gender discrimination” to treat abortion as something other than just another medical procedure. They view the House version of the health-care bill as a “rollback” of women’s rights. The problem is: If you want government to take over health care in America, you can’t avoid stirring up this issue. Because the life-ending, do-harm “medical procedure” of abortion is legal — either you avoid government financial entanglement with it or you don’t, and, if you don’t, you violate the conscience rights of millions of Americans.

Read the rest of Lopez’s article.

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Pro-Abortion Forces Have Donated 6 Times More Than Pro-Lifers to Congress

10 12 2009

Jill Stanek links to an interesting article on OpenSecrets.org that shows that Pro-Abortion activists and organizations gave 6 times more money to Washington D.C. politicians than Pro-Lifers gave since 1989.

Overall, individuals and political action committees classified by the Center as part of the abortion rights lobby have contributed about $3.4 million to current senators since 1989. By contrast, individuals and PACs classified by the Center as part of the anti-abortion lobby have contributed just $559,000 to current senators during the same period.

Jill’s take on it:

Makes sense. Pro-aborts contribute to pro-abort politicians from their treasure trove of abortion profits, contraceptive sales – and taxpayer funding for “family planning.” Then pro-abort politicians turn around and give the abortion industry more taxpayer funding.

Pro-lifers contribute to pro-life politicians from their personal blood, sweat, and tears and get nothing personally back in return, just potentially saved lives.

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Pro-Lifer Challenging Oakland Law

25 02 2009

Walter B. Hoye is challenging a recent ruling by the Oakland City Council that prevents a person from standing within 100 feet of an abortion clinic, on public property, if they try to pass out pro-life literature or persuade women to choose alternatives to abortion. His challenge comes in the form of taking said actions within 100 feet of the clinic. He’s been arrested already. He might be arrested again.
Here’s his story…

I am praying with two African-American women (a ninety (90) year old and an eighty-four (84) year old) and a dear Catholic sister who is a very good friend of mine. We are asking God to use us to reach the men and women going into the abortion clinic, right across the street, with the love of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.

We agree that the women will stand across the street with literature sharing alternatives to abortion while I stand on the same side of the street near the door of the abortion clinic with the same literature and a sign that says “God loves you and your baby. Let us help you.”

As we take our positions, I am fully aware that this may be my last opportunity to do all I can to save my people.

This morning may be the last morning I will have a chance to stop the shedding of innocent blood in the African-American community.

This hour may be the last hour available to me to reach out to the men and women with child considering pre-natal murder.





Arizona To Entertain New Pro-Life Law

25 02 2009

AZCentral.com is reporting that a new bill is making its way through the Arizona legislature that would provide a big win for pro-lifers after years of vetoes by Arizona’s former pro-abortion governor.

The legislation would require a pre-abortion waiting period and mandatory disclosures to women seeking abortions. It also would allow pharmacists and health care providers to refuse to participate in abortion or emergency contraception on moral grounds. Other provisions toughen the existing law on parental rights.

Former Gov. Janet Napolitano, a Democratic abortion rights supporter, vetoed every anti-abortion bill passed by the Republican-led Legislature during six years in office.

Dr. Candace Lew, a Planned Parenthood Arizona leader and an obstetrician-gynecologist who practices in Tempe, said the so-called “informed consent” provisions are insulting to women.

“It is not government’s place to make a woman’s decision for her and this bill certainly attempts to do that,” Lew said.

Huh? Dr. Lew, the government is NOT trying to make the woman’s decision for her. It is trying to ensure that the woman is more informed before making a life-changing (and life-taking) decision. Why do pro-abortion activists always get riled up when it comes to making the public better informed about abortion?





North Dakota Introduces Personhood Legislation

6 02 2009

CNSNews.com is reporting that a state legislator in North Dakota has introduced a bill that could be just the tool that states need in order to fight the Freedom Of Choice Act, which President Obama has promised to sign.

The act reads, in part, “The state shall afford the equality and inherent rights guaranteed to individuals in section 1 of article 1 of the Constitution of North Dakota to all human beings from the beginning of their biological development, including the pre-born, partially born….”

Read the entire bill here.

House Resolution 1572 was crafted with the help of Personhood USA, a grassroots Christian group that is working to enact “personhood” legislation across the country as a way to combat proposed pro-abortion laws supported by Obama, including the Freedom of Choice Act, which would legalize abortion on demand in all 50 states.

“We want to focus on [personhood legislation] now, as we see the battle shaping up in the years to come,” Keith Mason, co-founder with Cal Zastrow of Personhood USA, told CNSNews.com.