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Freeper Press Conference(HAULING BIG ABORTION BACK TO COURT)
Press Conference | 04/05/02

Posted on 04/08/2002 12:08:23 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Statement by Saundra Duffy

My Mom died of cancer. Two of her sisters have died from cancer. Therefore, I am predisposed to cancer and, in fact, I have had two bouts with cancer.

I am offended that Planned Parenthood, and some in the media, has criticized me because of my concern for women with breast cancer, even though I'm not dying of the disease myself at this very moment.

I am offended that the abortion industry wants to keep women in the dark about the abortion breast-cancer link. Planned Parenthood obviously has a very low opinion of our ability to handle facts.

I am not demanding that Planned Parenthood, or anyone else, be muzzled and stripped of their First Amendment rights. But, I am insisting that I not be muzzled and stripped of my free speech right. And I am demanding that consumers be fully informed.

There's an epidemic of breast cancer. Women are suffering and dying, their families devastated. The link between abortion and breast cancer should be widely known so that families can make an informed choice regarding the grave consequences of that decision.

I am not naive. I do realize the wealth and power of the massive abortion industry. But it is my hope that they will soften their hearts enough to tell the truth about this scientifically proven abortion breast cancer link. Friday, April 5, 2002

Santa Clara Marriott

Grand Ballroom

1:00 p.m.

HAULING BIG ABORTION BACK TO COURT

Population Research Institute et al.

vs.

Planned Parenthood

Speakers:

Saundra Duffy-Hawkins, Plaintiff, Bernardo et al. v. Planned Parenthood Federation of America et al.

Steve Mosher, President, Population Research Intsitute

Patrick Gillen, Attorney, Thomas More Law Center

Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, Breast Cancer Surgeon

Dr. Joel Brind, Professor of Endocrinology, Baruch College, New York

Dr. Charles Francis, Melbourne University, Australia

Santa Clara, California – Steve Mosher, president of the human rights group that exposed forced abortion and sterilization in China, turns his attention towards ending women’s rights abuses committed in the United States.

During investigations overseas, Population Research Institute (PRI) has demonstrated that coercion is an integral part of the international abortion industry. In America, the abortion industry thrives on misinformation to conceal from women the health risks of abortions.

At this press conference, plaintiffs will announce that they are continuing their efforts to require Planned Parenthood to disclose scientific evidence demonstrating induced abortion increases the risk of breast cancer, by appealing a lower court ruling.

Featured at the press conference is Patrick Gillen, attorney with the Thomas More Law Center, and lead attorney in Bernardo et al. v. Planned Parenthood Federation of America et al. ``The issue is whether Big Abortion will be exempted from their legal duty to provide truthful and accurate information about the risks associated with abortion,’’ Gillen said.

The risks of abortion will be articulated by medical experts featured at the conference. PRI et al. will enter the appeal as a friend of the court., citing international precedents upholding the link between abortion and breast cancer.

``Governments like China have lied about forced abortion for years, and the abortion lobby continues to hide the abuse, ‘’Mosher said. ``But today in Washington, funds for forced abortion and involuntary sterilization abroad are on hold. U.S. law prohibits support of family planning programs abroad that deprive women of their basic rights. But in many ways, many women in America have less protection in law and the courts than many overseas. This is unconscionable. While Big Abortion scrambles to cover domestic abuse, our nation’s will to provide women with full information about the risks of abortion continues to grow. If you think you’ve seen major litigation against Big Tobacco, just wait until the dam breaks against the abortion industry.’’

This press conference precedes the luncheon banquet at PRI’s Global Family Life conference, which the media is also cordially invited to attend. Representatives of California’s major pro-family groups, along with more than fifty of the world’s top pro-family leaders, plus an expected 2,000 American pro-life activists, will attend the five-day Global Family Life conference, April 3-7, at the Santa Clara Marriott.

PRI is dedicated to ending human rights abuses committed in family planning programs.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: abclink; abortion; abortionlist; angelalanfranchi; legal; mosher; poporg; populationcontrol; populationinstitute; populationresearch; pri; prolife; saundraduffy; stevermosher
Everyone here at Free Republic should be proud of Saundra Duffy. She exhibits the courage, determination and other qualities that make FReepers stand out. Congratulate her.

For victory & freedom!!!

1 posted on 04/08/2002 12:08:23 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Amen! She is courageous indeed and worthy of admiration. Remember the words of our Lord "Do not be amazed that the world hates you..."

The opposition will be fierce and merciless. You should answer always with a few simple questions:

"If women's health is the primary goal, why are you against women having the facts to make an informed decision? Is this not what the tobacco industry did, putting profits before public health? Why should we expect less of you than cigarette makers?"

2 posted on 04/08/2002 12:25:36 AM PDT by Tall_Texan
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To: nickcarraway
I am indeed proud of Saundra. Were you or any other Freepers at the press conference?
3 posted on 04/08/2002 12:32:42 AM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: goldenstategirl
I was there and CounterCounterCulture was there. (That I know of)
4 posted on 04/08/2002 12:47:29 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Saundra Duffy; lager
"Nick", thanks for the post and it was good meeting you, even for a brief time.

Saundra, good luck to you in your battle with BIG ABORTION. I admire you tremendously for your efforts.

Lager, you rock! Take good care of Saundra during this ordeal.

5 posted on 04/08/2002 8:23:29 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: nickcarraway
Bump.
6 posted on 04/08/2002 8:57:54 AM PDT by toenail
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To: nickcarraway
Thanks for this post, pal. I noticed you posted at around midnight. You are something else. I know you worked hard for the conference, making many sacrifices. It was a tremendous event!!!
7 posted on 04/08/2002 9:30:10 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Hi, CCC! It was great to see you at the conference. I heard that we got good coverage on CBS on the subject of the abortion-breast cancer link. Hooray! Also, yesterday (Sunday) on our way home from the conference, we heard Steve Mosher being interviewed on KSFO by Barbara Simpson, about the conference and the abortion-breast cancer issue. Barbara was very well versed and very supportive. For victory & freedom!!!
8 posted on 04/08/2002 9:33:06 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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To: Tall_Texan
"If women's health is the primary goal, why are you against women having the facts to make an informed decision? Is this not what the tobacco industry did, putting profits before public health? Why should we expect less of you than cigarette makers?"

Very well put, FReeper! I'll remember it. Thanks!

9 posted on 04/08/2002 9:34:59 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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To: nickcarraway
Yes! Our side is definitely going to appeal!!! Yahoo!!!!
10 posted on 04/08/2002 9:38:01 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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To: goldenstategirl
BUMP AND THANKS!!
11 posted on 04/08/2002 10:04:39 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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To: Saundra Duffy
You mean you don't want to give your hard-earned money to the rich Planned Parenthood organization? (I mean more than you already do in your taxes?)
12 posted on 04/08/2002 11:19:51 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: TxBec;SpookBrat;
ping
13 posted on 04/08/2002 11:27:04 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Zack Nguyen;syriacus;Gophack;pro_life; abortion_list;
ping
14 posted on 04/08/2002 12:00:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: notwithstanding; Blackelk
PING, pals.
15 posted on 04/08/2002 1:49:29 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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To: father_elijah; patent; dr. brian kopp
big bump
16 posted on 04/08/2002 2:36:15 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: CounterCounterCulture; nickcarraway; Saundra Duffy
Did you see Dr Chris Kahlenborn speak? I know he was scheduled there too.
17 posted on 04/08/2002 2:48:47 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
I saw some of his talks (I was busy volunteering, so I couldn't see more.) They have them all on tape, though.
18 posted on 04/08/2002 2:58:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Thank you for the ping.

Best wishes for Saundra -- and congratulations on making a great statement!!!

19 posted on 04/08/2002 3:19:07 PM PDT by syriacus
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To: Paul Ross;dubyas_vision;Black Agnes
ping
20 posted on 04/08/2002 3:20:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
I was only there for about a half hour to fourty-five minutes to hear Saundra's press conference so I didn't see or hear him that I know of.
21 posted on 04/08/2002 6:53:53 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Saundra Duffy
Big California Bump!
22 posted on 04/08/2002 7:36:21 PM PDT by let freedom sing
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