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  • WashPost Fixes Multiple Errors in Story on Pelosi and Human Baby Question But Notes Only One…

    10/03/2015 3:22:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 2, 2015 | 3:38 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    Several hours after posting a news story with several errors, including in the headline—about a reporter asking Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a question about human life—The Washington Post fixed the errors in the story by reporter Kelsey Snell but only noted one “correction” at the story’s end in the changed copy. On Thursday, Oct. 1, reporter Sam Dorman attended Pelosi’s weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol and asked her, “In reference to funding for Planned Parenthood, is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a human being?” […] In Kelsey Snell’s story posted...
  • Court Ignores Free Speech Concerns, Slaps Down Pro-Life Group That Exposed Planned Parenthood…

    09/29/2015 1:02:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 29, 2015 | 11:59 AM EDT | Hans von Spakovsky and Elizabeth Slattery
    Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) in a discovery dispute with the National Abortion Federation. CMP is the group of citizen journalists responsible for producing the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s practice of selling baby parts. This decision may end up being a costly one for CMP because it allows the National Abortion Federation to attempt to bury the group with discovery requests. Discovery is a pre-trial procedure in which parties can seek to obtain evidence for their case. The National Abortion Federation filed a federal lawsuit in California in...
  • 2 Catholic Bishops: Biden Not to Speak at Catholic Schools; Should Not Receive Communion

    09/25/2015 10:17:25 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies ^ | September 24, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Although Vice President Joe Biden says he is “a practicing Catholic” and believes that life begins at conception -- but he would not “say that” to people who “have a different view” -- his former bishop forbade Biden from speaking at Catholic schools, and the bishop for Colorado Springs has said Biden should not present himself for Communion at Mass. Also, in a document cited by the Wilmington, Del., office of Biden’s former bishop – Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli, who died in 2009 – it states that “Catholic politicians who take pro-abortion legislative positions … should never be put forward...
  • Mitch McConnell Has Funded the Abortion Industry For Years

    09/23/2015 5:44:22 PM PDT · by GraceG · 23 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | Senate Conservatives Fund
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wants you to think he opposes the effort to defund Planned Parenthood in the continuing resolution (CR) because it could cause a government shutdown. He also wants you to think it's because he doesn't have 60 votes in the Senate when in fact it only takes 41 votes to filibuster funding for the organization. But the real reason he won't fight is that he doesn't really care about stopping funding for Planned Parenthood, and he never has. Here are the facts that he doesn't want you to know: (1) In 1992, McConnell voted to...
  • Rep. Nadler: Bill That Requires Bringing Abortion-Surviving Babies to Hospital ‘May Kill Children’

    09/18/2015 5:19:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 18, 2015 | 12:22 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Speaking on the House floor Friday in opposition to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 3504), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said the requirement that a baby who survives an abortion be taken to the hospital “may kill children.” “It may be that the baby is too frail to transport, but along comes this bill and says, we don’t care about the real situation that doctor faces with that infant. We know how to practice medicine in every situation—we in Congress. So we’re going to say it must be brought to the hospital, even if that may kill the child....
  • Did Nancy Pelosi Just Say She ‘Abhors’ Abortion?

    09/18/2015 12:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 17, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Color me stunned, but I do believe Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) just admitted to hating abortion. Not that it will have any impact on the way she votes on the matter, but the Democratic House minority leader admitted that “we all” hate abortion during her weekly press briefing on Thursday. After accusing Republicans of a “lack of respect for women” because “they don’t believe in family planning,” Pelosi employed the Royal “We”:“I’ve never—you know, as a mom and a grandmother and all the rest, I respect people’s view on subjects—but I cannot understand why, if you abhor and you view...
  • Fund Planned Parenthood? McCain: ‘I Will Not Vote to Shut Down the Government’

    09/18/2015 5:18:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 17, 2015 | 1:52 PM EDT | Mairéad McArdle
    When asked whether he would vote for a continuing resolution that permits federal funding of Planned Parenthood, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) responded that he would “not vote to shut down the government.” The continuing resolution currently in force authorizes funding of most of the federal government through Sept. 30, the last day of fiscal 2015. To fund the government after that date, Congress needs to pass another continuing resolution, which may or may not include language that prohibits federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood. …
  • McConnell: Defunding Planned Parenthood must wait for new president

    09/01/2015 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that defunding Planned Parenthood will have to wait for a new commander in chief in 2017. “The president’s made it very clear he’s not going to sign any bill that includes defunding of Planned Parenthood, so that’s another issue that awaits a new president, hopefully with a different point of view about Planned Parenthood,” McConnell said Monday on the Kentucky station WYMT’s “Issues and Answers.” Defunding Planned Parenthood has become a leading cause among some Republicans in the wake of controversial undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the price of fetal tissue...
  • Abortion and Down Syndrome [Zot!]

    08/25/2015 10:31:30 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/25/15 | Editorial Board
    It is tempting to dismiss the latest anti-choice salvo from Ohio lawmakers, which would criminalize abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, as a blatantly unconstitutional ploy that would never be enforced. That would be a mistake. The bill stands a disturbingly good chance of approval this fall by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature A similar bill passed in North Dakota in 2013 bans abortions on the grounds of fetal genetic anomalies, including Down syndrome. The law has not yet been enforced — under existing Supreme Court precedent it is hard to see how it could be — but...
  • Planned Parenthood admits it manipulates rules on fetal organ sales to maximize profit

    08/27/2015 7:06:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/27/15 | Valerie Richardson
    In a letter to Congress intended to defend its practices and attack its hidden-video critics, Planned Parenthood wound up lending credence to accusations that it manipulates rules on selling fetal organs to maximize profit. Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, admitted in an 11-page letter Thursday that its affiliates have accepted payments ranging from $45 to $60 “per tissue specimen” from abortions, but said that they were reimbursements to cover costs, which federal law allows. But she also said that “adjustments that facilitate fetal tissue donations rarely occur at our few clinics that offer women this...
  • Naming the Demons of Ireland and Great Britain

    08/25/2015 5:53:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Catholic Voice (IE) ^ | 8/25/15 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    A friend recently went through statements published by the Irish Bishops’ Conference between 2012 and 2015 to examine the language the bishops used about morality, especially in response to the initiatives of the Enda Kenny government. During this period the Irish government legalised both the killing of unborn babies through abortion and the treatment of homosexuality as equivalent with heterosexuality through so called same-sex "marriage". The statements from the Bishops’ Conference show the Irish bishops failing to name the evil of abortion and homosexual sex even though the Second Vatican Council named abortion an “unspeakable crime” (Gaudium et Spes, 50)...
  • Top Boehner health aide leaving for lobbying firm (sister of StemExpress CEO—PP baby parts merchant)

    08/22/2015 1:26:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/15 11:57 AM EDT | Peter Sullivan
    Charlotte Ivancic, Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) top health policy aide, is leaving his office to join the lobbying firm Tarplin, Downs & Young, the firm announced Wednesday. Ivancic led the negotiations for Boehner on the repeal of Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate this year. The elimination of the annual Washington headache of automatic cuts to doctors under Medicare, after negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was a significant achievement. […] Tarplin, Downs & Young was founded in 2006 by former Republican healthcare staffers in the Bush administration and on Capitol Hill. It also has former Democratic staffers. …
  • John Kasich On Roe v. Wade: “We Live With The Law Of The Land”

    08/20/2015 12:22:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 20, 2015 | Staff
    During a town hall event yesterday in Salem, New Hampshire, Ohio Gov. John Kasich took a question from an attendee about Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that created a constitutional right to abortion. Kasich’s answer, which appeared to affirm the court ruling, will likely complicate his bid to woo pro-life voters who are already skeptical of his anti-abortion bona fides.
  • Three More States End Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

    08/10/2015 11:37:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 7, 2015 | 5:00 PM EDT | Abigail Wilkinson
    Three more states—Alabama, Louisiana, and New Hampshire—have cut off state funding to Planned Parenthood (PP) in the wake of recent videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that appear to show PP officials negotiating over the sale of aborted baby organs and tissue. The three are the latest states to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker ended state funding of abortion-performing facilities, including Planned Parenthood, in 2011. According to LifeSiteNews, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, and Texas also prohibit state funds from going to any facility that performs abortions. …
  • Mitch McConnell: We're Not Going to Defund Planned Parenthood Yet

    08/07/2015 6:42:44 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07Aug15 | Daniel Davis
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell strongly implied yesterday that he wouldn't push to defund Planned Parenthood in the September appropriations negotiations. McConnell seemed to express fears that such a fight could backfire on public perception of Republicans, particularly if it led to the threat of a government shutdown
  • Union Support of Planned Parenthood Goes Far Beyond Donations

    08/04/2015 3:47:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 3, 2015 4:08pm ET | Jeff Dunetz
    People who pay union dues may be donating to Planned Parenthood whether they like it or not. The Free Beacon reported on Monday that three of the biggest unions in America donated a total of $435,000 to Planned Parenthood during 2014. The three unions were the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), and Service Employees International Union (SEIU). AFSCME and SEIU both represent public sector employees.​ But the ties between Planned Parenthood and some of America’s biggest unions go far beyond donations. Almost all of the 2014 union-donated money was spent...
  • Planned Parenthood video reveals possibility of babies being born alive and killed [for parts]

    07/30/2015 2:37:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 165 replies ^ | Susan Michelle | Jul 30, 2015
    In the fourth and most startling undercover Planned Parenthood video from the Center for Medical Progress, Dr. Savita Ginde of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) admits that about 10 percent of their second trimester babies are born “intact” before the abortion procedure is done. CMP points out that “since PPRM does not use digoxin or other feticide in its second trimester procedures, any intact deliveries before an abortion are potentially born-alive infants under federal law (1 USC 8).” Because PPRM does not use digoxin, this would mean women who are dilated, but have not had the abortion procedure,...
  • Lawsuit: Anti-abortion group got access to abortion providers' meetings, recorded members

    07/31/2015 2:18:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies ^ | July 31, 2015 | Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO – An association of abortion providers is asking a court to block the release of recordings they say were made by an anti-abortion group that has previously revealed several surreptitiously recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research. The National Abortion Federation filed a lawsuit Friday in San Francisco, seeking a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress. The lawsuit says the center's representatives recorded federation members at their annual meetings with the goal of smearing those who support abortion rights. The federation says it members will be further...
  • Planned Parenthood's President Is Just as Disgusted as You Are by Those Videos

    07/27/2015 2:11:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Rush ^ | July 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ma Richards' daughter, Cecile, who runs Planned Parenthood was on a Sunday show yesterday, this week with synopsis, and she said that the "most disgusting part" of all of these videos that we have seen of Planned Parenthood -- the exposure of the harvesting of body parts from human babies for sale ostensibly to advance medical research... Ma Richards' daughter says that the most disgusting part about those videos is the deceit of the pro-life activists. Here listening to the audio sound bites. This is yesterday on This Week with Stephanopoulos, who said, "If there's no financial benefit to...
  • Planned Parenthood videos: No sign of political issue fading

    07/25/2015 5:02:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 25, 2015 3:55 PM EDT | Alan Fram
    Two stealthily recorded videos show Planned Parenthood officials discussing how they provide aborted fetal organs for research. The videos have put the group and its Democratic allies on the defensive.It’s unclear how long the political damage may last or whether Planned Parenthood has broken federal law—as abortion foes contend. What’s clear is that Republicans and anti-abortion groups are giving no signs of letting the issue fade quickly. …
  • Pro-Choicers Are Actually Freaked Out About These Planned Parenthood Sting Videos

    07/24/2015 6:48:03 PM PDT · by MNDude · 32 replies
    And they should be. In the last week, a little-known anti-abortion activist named David Daleidin ignited a firestorm by releasing two selectively edited videos in which Planned Parenthood officials appear to be negotiating the sale of aborted fetuses. That Planned Parenthood is the target of a withering attack by anti-abortion activists is no surprise—they have been at war for years. But this time seems different, with some of Planned Parenthood's strongest allies drawing nervous comparisons to the 2009 sting operation that destroy ACORN. They may be right to worry. Daleidin and major anti-abortion groups say that the footage definitively shows...
  • John Boehner noncommittal on defunding Planned Parenthood

    07/23/2015 1:52:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/23/15 4:47 PM EDT | Jake Sherman
    Speaker John Boehner twice stopped short of declaring the House would cut off all government funding to Planned Parenthood, and said he would rely on the results of a pair of congressional investigations to guide his decision. Two videos allegedly show Planned Parenthood officials discussing sales of tissue and organs from aborted fetuses. Boehner said he would wait for the House Energy and Commerce and Judiciary committees to finish their investigations before announcing a response. …
  • Planned Parenthood deserves to be supported, not attacked [projectile vomit alert]

    07/17/2015 4:08:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/16.15 | Petula Dvorak
    Planned Parenthood has become one of the most attacked groups in America. Daily protests, funding threats and “sting” videos featuring hired actors are the norm. Shootings, bombings, arson and chemical-weapon attacks are less frequent but still occur against the group, which has been operating since 1916 and which a Republican president — Richard Nixon, no less — funded in 1970. Seriously — El Chapo gets less heat than Planned Parenthood does. I’m tempted to wonder whether the group was involved in hiding Osama bin Laden, they get so much political vitriol. Now a group that helps 2.7 million American women...
  • Disgraced Planned Parenthood Official Works For White House Staff…Her ‘Right-Wing’ Hatred EXPOSED

    07/16/2015 11:07:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/15 | Patrick Howley
    Disgraced Planned Parenthood official Deborah Nucatola’s shocking personal work history is coming to light. Records reveal that Nucatola was employed by a former White House staffer at the time that she was selling aborted baby fetus parts. A staunch political advocate, Nucatola railed against the “right-wing” Bush administration. What’s more, she so enjoyed her work in the abortion industry that she touted a T-shirt celebrating a drug used in the practice. Let’s break it down: Works for a White House staffer Nucatola is currently employed at Sexual Health Innovations, founded by former Obama White House staffer Jessica Ladd. Senior Obama...
  • 70 House Democrats Sponsor Bill Mandating Tax-Funding of Abortion

    07/10/2015 8:39:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 9, 2015 | 1:20 PM EDT | Brittany M. Hughes
    Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), along with about 70 other House Democrats, introduced a bill in Congress on Wednesday that would provide taxpayer-funded abortion coverage to all women who are covered by an insurance plan through the federal government—including federal workers, military members, women incarcerated in federal prisons, and low-income women covered by Medicaid. The Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Coverage Act, or EACH Woman Act, states that “The Federal Government shall (1) ensure coverage for abortion care in public health insurance programs, including Medicaid, Medicare and the Children’s Health Insurance Program” and “in its role as an employer...
  • Democrat Senator Says Pro-Life People Have No First Amendment Religious Freedoms

    07/08/2015 7:02:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies ^ | Jul 8, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-abortion Democrat Senator is getting criticism for a comment suggesting that only churches enjoy First Amendment religious freedom protections, and that those freedoms do not extend to individual people. The comment is a huge concern for pro-life advocates who are worried about being forced to pay for abortions with their tax dollars or insurance premiums. The concerns also extend to pro-life medical professionals like doctors and nurses who do not want to be forced to perform or assist in or refer for abortions. Balwdin’s comments are instructive for the pro-life movement because they come at a time when abortion...
  • Whatever Happened to the “Population Bomb”?

    06/02/2015 7:33:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies ^ | June 1, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    That’s the question the New York Times asks in its latest “Retro Report,” a series that looks back and updates prominent stories from the past. “The Unrealized Horrors of Population Explosion” is fairly devastating to the leading figure of that famous apocalypse, Paul Ehrlich, author of the monster best-selling book The Population Bomb: No one was more influential — or more terrifying, some would say — than Paul R. Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist. His 1968 book, “The Population Bomb,” sold in the millions with a jeremiad that humankind stood on the brink of apocalypse because there were simply too...
  • Planned Parenthood board member wants to charge families for excess children

    06/01/2015 8:49:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | May 31, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    Lawrence McKinney, at the time Planned Parenthood board member in upstate New York, said the following upon seeing a large family: “All I do actually is to multiply them by $600, which is deductible from their income tax and realize that I, with only three children, am paying for them. The McKinney suggestion, which has and will go nowhere is: 1) give everybody a tax reduction for four children and after that make them pay $600 for every other child. The only trouble with my system is that since most of the explosive families are on relief anyway, there is...
  • Walker defends stance on abortion, recent comments

    05/30/2015 8:59:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2015 6:57 PM EDT | Kathleen Ronayne
    Challenged by a New Hampshire woman, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker held firm Saturday on his recent comments about ultrasounds and defended Wisconsin’s law that requires doctors to conduct them before performing abortions. “I’m pro-life, but if someone’s pro-choice, don’t you want an informed choice?” Walker said in response to a question from Mary Heslin of Concord. […] Walker reiterated those comments Saturday and charged the media with twisting the facts around Wisconsin’s law. …
  • Abortionists Have Killed More Americans Than Lived in U.S. in 1880

    05/28/2015 11:14:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 28, 2015 | 10:12 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The number of American babies who have been aborted in the years since the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision has already exceeded the entire population of the United States as recorded in the 1880 Census. This is according to numbers published by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Guttmacher Institute. In 1880, according to the Census Bureau, there were 50,189,209 people in the United States. These included, the Census Bureau notes, Mark Twain, who had not yet written The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Thomas Edison, who would start his electrical company two years later; and Booker T. Washington,...
  • Abortion ban based on heartbeat rejected by appeals court (AR)

    05/27/2015 12:54:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2015 3:40 PM EDT | Allen Reed
    A federal appeals court struck down one of the nation’s toughest abortion restrictions on Wednesday, ruling that women would be unconstitutionally burdened by an Arkansas law that bans abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with doctors who challenged the law, ruling that abortion restrictions must be based on a fetus’ ability to live outside the womb, not the presence of a fetal heartbeat that can be detected weeks earlier. The court said that standard was established by previous U.S. Supreme Court rulings. The...
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Listed as Safe Haven for Moms to Surrender Their Newborn Baby

    05/21/2015 5:02:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    life news ^ | May 21, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    Vermont has a new Safe Haven law, which means that parents can hand over an infant to an employee at any fire station, health facility or hospital, with absolutely no questions asked. However, apparently Planned Parenthood is considered a safe place for infants in Vermont. In an advertisement from Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, the abortion business announced, “Vermont has a new safe haven law. This means that rather than abandoning your newborn, you can bring your baby to a safe place where he or she will be carried for. All Planned Parenthood health centers in Vermont are safe...
  • ABC, CBS Censor Study Showing Babies Viable at 22 Weeks

    05/10/2015 3:46:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 8, 2015 | 2:31 PM EDT | Katie Yoder
    Broadcast networks have taken their cues from The New York Times, except when it publishes stories about babies that they don’t like. A study released Wednesday by The New England Journal of Medicine documented thousands of premature births to discover a small number of babies born at 22 weeks, with medical treatment available to them, survived with few health implications. The findings that could “affect the abortion debate” landed on the front page of the May 7 New York Times and garnered attention from NBC’s Today. Other media, like ABC and CBS, stayed silent during their morning and evening news...
  • Satanic Temple in Missouri Raises Funds for Woman to Have Abortion

    05/04/2015 3:01:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 4, 2015 | CAROLE NOVIELLI
    We know satanists believe abortion is sacred as we have documented several times. Now, a St Louis, Missouri Satanic Temple is raising funds to get a woman an abortion. According to sources, the Satanic Temple has raised enough money via the GoFundMe crowdsourcing website to pay for a southwest Missouri woman to travel to St. Louis for an abortion. The GoFundMe site has since been removed. The elusive “Mary” for which the fund was created, has, with the help of the Satanists created a “Satanic Religious exemption form” which reads in part: My body is inviolable and subject to...
  • Pro-life Activist: In 35 Years of China’s One-Child Policy, 360 to 400 Million Babies Aborted

    05/04/2015 8:49:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 4, 2015 | 3:16 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    A Chinese attorney who escaped house arrest in his home country for his efforts to protect women from forced abortion for violating the government’s one-child policy said on Thursday that in the 35 years since the practice hundreds of millions of babies have been killed. “Over the past 35 years, China has killed a total of 360 to 400 million young lives as a result of its inhumane and violent birth control policies,” Chen Guangcheng, now senior fellow at Catholic University of America said at a hearing of the Congressional Executive Commission on China. “During a six-month period of 2005,...
  • Milbank: Using Jesus to curtail reproductive rights is incendiary

    04/25/2015 10:13:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Columbian ^ | April 25, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    Michigan Republican Tim Walberg was a Christian minister before winning election to Congress in 2010 — and he hasn't entirely changed jobs. In a rare Tuesday night committee meeting at which House Republicans advanced a bill curtailing reproductive rights, Walberg took the even rarer step of lecturing his colleagues on Scripture. "It is clearly taught by Jesus the Christ himself," Walberg preached to members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, "for those of us who believe in him — and I understand and I accept the fact that there are those who don't — but he said render...
  • Spain’s Socialist leader mistakenly votes for contentious anti-abortion law

    04/16/2015 12:52:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Wednesday 15 April 2015 11.10 EDT | Ashifa Kassam
    Spain’s Socialist leader, Pedro Sánchez, has apologized after he accidentally voted for a law requiring girls under 18 to obtain parental consent for abortions. The law, introduced by the governing People’s Party and long opposed by the Socialists, was promised by the conservative PP last autumn after it abandoned its controversial attempt to reverse the country’s abortion laws. The legislation being proposed then would have turned Spain into one of the toughest places in Europe to obtain an abortion. […] On Wednesday, as social media poked fun at the opposition leader’s blunder, likening him to Homer Simpson at the control...
  • House Republicans run into divisions over abortion bill

    01/21/2015 9:37:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 21, 2015 12:09 PM EST | Alan Fram
    House Republicans ran into divisions Wednesday over the new Congress’ first abortion bill, and leaders were trying for a way to advance the legislation without an embarrassing split over the issue. Legislation set for debate Thursday would ban virtually all abortions for pregnancies of 20 weeks or longer. It would offer some exceptions, including for victims of rapes that have already been reported to authorities. Some Republicans were upset about that requirement, saying that many women feel too distressed to report rapes and should not be penalized. …
  • CBO: Saving Unborn Babies From Abortion Will Increase the Budget Deficit

    01/20/2015 6:39:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies ^ | Jan. 20, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Congressional Budget Office says legislation the House will pass this week to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy would lead to an increase in the budget deficit of at least $235 million over the next decade, and perhaps as much as half a billion dollars. The CBO released a report Tuesday for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.R. 36, which the House will consider on Thursday. That bill aims to ban abortions after 20 weeks, and is based on evidence that a fetus can feel pain once it reaches that age. CBO’s report assumes that if the...
  • Planned Parenthood: We Aborted 327,653 in FY2014

    12/31/2014 8:52:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 31, 2014 - 12:40 PM | Penny Starr
    Planned Parenthood clinics did 327,653 abortions in its fiscal year 2014 (which ran from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014), according to Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s newly released annual report. That works out to an average of 37 abortions per hour or nearly 1 every 90 seconds. Planned Parenthood also received $528.4 million from government grants and reimbursements, which equaled 41 percent of its revenue. The federal government is prohibited from paying directly for abortions through Title X family planning grants and reimbursements; however, federal funds do pay for Planned Parenthood operations, including the clinics where abortions are...
  • Black minister with Planned Parenthood calls abortion a God given right

    12/04/2014 5:04:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Saynsumthn's Blog ^ | December 4, 2014 | saynsumthn
    Today, Planned Parenthood sent two Black women out front to push support for abortion in Ohio. They were opposing Ohio’s pro-life Heartbeat legislation due for a vote this week. HB248 would generally prohibit an abortion of an unborn human individual with a detectable heartbeat. The heartbeat is detected usually around six weeks gestation. Speaking for abortion giant Planned Parenthood which was founded in eugenic racism was an African American mother of six who said that her decision to have an abortion should not be judged. Samantha Williams began her speech on the south lawn of the Ohio Statehouse by saying,...
  • Northern Ireland anti-abortion activist convicted

    11/19/2014 10:06:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 10:53 AM EST | Shawn Pogatchnik
    Northern Ireland’s most prominent anti-abortion activist was convicted Wednesday of harassing the director of Belfast’s only abortion clinic in the latest chapter of a bitter two-year confrontation. Bernadette Smyth, leader of the Precious Life group, was convicted on two counts of threatening Dawn Purvis, who runs British family planning service Marie Stopes’ Belfast branch. It is the only such clinic on the island of Ireland, where abortion is legal only in extreme cases where a woman’s life is deemed at risk from her pregnancy. …
  • UN Secretary General: Provide Abortions to Women in ‘Conflict-Affected Countries’

    11/08/2014 10:31:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 7, 2014 - 4:03 PM | Penny Starr
    In a report issued in September, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommended that the United Nations provide women with “comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services” in refugee camps in Syria, Iraq and Sudan, including abortion. “I call upon all actors to support improved access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services in conflict-affected settings,” Ban said. “This must include access to HIV counseling and testing, which remains limited in many settings, and the safe termination of pregnancies for survivors of conflict-related rape.” …
  • Girl Scout membership plummets for second straight year losing more than 100,000 members

    10/11/2014 8:07:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 106 replies
    dailymail ^ | Oct 11, 2014 | AP
    FULL TITLE: Girl Scout membership plummets for second straight year losing more than 100,000 members For the second straight year, youth and adult membership in the Girl Scouts has dropped sharply, intensifying pressure on the 102-year-old youth organization to find ways of reversing the trend. According to figures provided to The Associated Press, the total of youth members and adult volunteers dropped by 6 per cent over the past year — from 2,994,844 to 2,813,997. Over two years, total membership is down 11.6 per cent, and it has fallen 27 per cent from a peak of more than 3.8 million...
  • 400 Million Lives ‘Prevented’ Through One-Child Policy, Chinese Official Says

    10/12/2014 10:04:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 10, 2014 - 4:12 PM | Penny Starr
    At an event on Thursday at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, used a Chinese Communist Party official’s statistic to point out how many babies have been aborted in the 34 years since the one-child per couple policy was put in place. “Forced abortion is not a choice,” Littlejohn said. “The Chinese Communist Party has become the enemy of the people, and has boasted that it has prevented 400 million lives through the one child policy.” “That is a greater number than the entire population of the United States and...
  • Spain scraps abortion plan, justice chief quits

    09/23/2014 9:32:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 23, 2014 12:09 PM EDT
    The Spanish government has scrapped plans to restrict the availability of abortion because there was no consensus for change, the prime minister said Tuesday, in a move that brought the resignation of the justice minister who was in charge of introducing a new law. Spain now allows abortion without restrictions in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The government had promised to restrict abortion to only cases of rape or serious health risks. But the proposal triggered widespread denunciation, with critics saying it would put Spain back 40 years in terms of women’s rights. …
  • Late-Term Abortionist on Pro-Lifers: “These are the Same People Who Think the Earth is Flat”

    09/04/2014 5:58:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/3/14 | Cortney O'Brien
    On Monday, PBS aired the controversial documentary “After Tiller,” a film that sympathizes with the four remaining late-term abortionists in the country. Pro-life groups immediately filed petitions urging the station to remove the film from its lineup, to no avail. Today, the documentary’s filmmakers and Dr. Susan Robinson, one of the abortionists featured in the film, participated in a Google Chat to field viewers’ questions. Their “answers” were misleading, accusatory, and, at times, outright lies.“What is the hardest part of your job?,” one Google participant asked Dr. Robinson: “Listening to the desperate, sad stories and not taking it on as...
  • California: Insurers must cover elective abortions

    08/23/2014 8:35:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 23, 2014 5:51 PM EDT
    Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans. Although the federal Affordable Care Act does not compel employers to provide workers with health insurance that includes abortion coverage, the director of California’s Department of Managed Health Care said in a letter to seven insurance companies on Friday that the state Constitution and a 1975 state law prohibits them from selling group plans that exclude the procedure. The...
  • A Gay Christian’s Journey: And God Save Judy Garland -

    08/13/2014 1:58:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Red Letter "Christians" ^ | 7/26/14 | Brian McLaren
    There’s a kind of unique club in the world called “friends of Tony and Peggy Campolo.” I’m a grateful member of that group.... I prayed about it and said yes, which led to my meeting Randy Eddy-McCain and the beautiful church he served. What neither Randy, Peggy, nor I knew was that about four months later, one of my sons would be coming out. When he did, I kept thinking, “Thank God my son didn’t have to worry that his coming out would in any way hurt my work and reputation. Thank God Randy and Peggy invited me and I...
  • Woman Hospitalized After Botched Three-Day-Long Abortion on Her 20-Week-Old Baby

    07/23/2014 7:38:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life news ^ | Carole Novielli
    The OC Weekly has reported that a woman who was under arrest was taken for late term abortion at the Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA) abortion clinic in Long Beach. Following her visit to FPA for the 20 week abortion the prisoner suffered an incomplete abortion and had to be hospitalized. The botched procedure was performed in 2012 but is only coming to light after the Orange County District Attorney’s Office published their investigative report on the death of the fetus. From the story: On March 13, 2012, Huntington Beach police arrested a woman identified in the report as...