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  • “Texas Gosnell” sued for nearly killing woman in abortion as new details revealed

    03/24/2014 10:08:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    live action news ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    One week after the Texas Medical Board dismissed a complaint against the infamous Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen due to “insufficient evidence,” Karpen committed a wildly botched abortion on Melanie Mendoza. The event occurred a year ago, but new legal documents have come to light revealing new facts about the case. Thanks in part to the testimony of three of his former employees to Operation Rescue last year, America finally came to see Douglas Karpen as the “Texas Gosnell” that he is. Karpen is accused of routinely murdering babies born alive after his unsuccessful abortions, often very large babies whose abortions...
  • Breaking: Planned Parenthood to pay $2 million in ‘wrongful death’ of Tonya Reaves

    02/07/2014 3:26:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson
    CHICAGO, February 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of Tonya Reaves, a 24-year-old woman who died of a botched abortion in July 2012. Cook County Circuit Court Judge John P. Callahan Jr. signed an Approval of Wrongful Death Settlement on January 24. Tonya Reaves, 24 Tonya Reaves, 24 Under the terms of the agreement, three plaintiffs – Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation – must pay $2 million to the next of kin, her son Alvin Jones III. He was just one year old at...
  • Mother furious after in-school clinic sets up teen's abortion

    03/24/2010 6:20:52 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 31 replies · 1,479+ views
    KOMO ^ | 03/23/10
    The mother of a Ballard High School student is fuming after the health center on campus helped facilitate her daughter's abortion during school hours.
  • The “Multiple Personality Disorder” of Pro-Choicers on Abortion

    07/13/2013 5:12:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | Ryan Bomberger
    The Texas Senate is going for Round Two in an epic battle to pass legislation that reflects the will of the people. The ban on late-term abortions after 5 months has proven to be overwhelmingly supported by Americans (2 to 1 in latest uber-liberal Huffington Post national poll) and by a clear margin of women (50% to 44% according to the liberal National Journal poll). But hell has broken loose in Texas. Abortion activists have been paid and shuttled in by the pink busloads. Liberal feminists donning lots of orange, who had the chance to exercise their 19th Amendment-assured right...
  • Illinois Supreme Court: Girls under 17 must inform parents if aborting

    07/11/2013 5:38:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 1, 2013
    The Illinois Supreme Court is allowing the state to enforce a 1995 law that requires doctors to notify parents of girls under 17 years old if their daughter is undergoing an abortion at least two days before the procedure. The law has been disputed since its passage and has been enforceable until now.
  • CONTROVERSIAL CALIFORNIA BILL EXEMPTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS FROM SEX ABUSE LAWSUITS

    07/10/2013 12:36:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7-10-2013
    California Senate Bill 131, which is ostensibly about protecting victims of child sex abuse, forces private schools to defend claims of sexual abuse as far back as 40 years ago, but exempts public schools from such claims. Because of the Democratic super-majorities in both houses of California, there is no way to stop the passage of the bill. As Valerie Schmalz wrote in Catholic San Francisco: The California state Senate narrowly approved a waiver of the statute of limitations for child sex abuse damage lawsuits – a bill that could have a devastating effect on nonprofits including Catholic Charities and...
  • Judge orders morning-after pill available without prescription (To females of ANY age!)

    04/05/2013 9:22:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2013 | Elizabeth Landau
    A federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make the morning-after birth control pill available to people of any age without a prescription. The order overturned a 2011 decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to require a prescription for girls under 17. The FDA said it couldn't comment because it is an ongoing legal mater. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended last year that oral contraceptives be sold over the counter in an effort to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies in the United States. Opponents of...
  • Obamacare Reg Forces Health Plans to Give Free Sterilizations to 15-Year-Old...(w/Videos)

    08/10/2012 3:58:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 10, 2012 | Sabrina Gladstone
    Full title: Obamacare Reg Forces Health Plans to Give Free Sterilizations to 15-Year-Old Girls--Without Parental Consent HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama and then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the White House on March 23, 2010, the day Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (White House Photo/Pete Souza) (CNSNews.com) - Thanks to an Obamacare regulation that took effect on Aug. 1, health care plans in Oregon will now be required to provide free sterilizations to 15- year-old girls even if the parents of those girls do not consent to the procedure. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen...
  • Woman Dies After Planned Parenthood Botched Her Abortion, Congress to Investigate

    07/28/2012 9:58:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2012 | Townhall.com Staff
    The negligence of Planned Parenthood appears to be a contributing factor in the tragic death of 24 year old Tonya Reaves. Ms. Reaves passed away last Friday after complications from a failed abortion at an Illinois Planned Parenthood clinic. Documents released by CBS detail just how disastrously the clinic responded to her medical emergency. At 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Reaves received a second-trimester dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion at Planned Parenthood, located at 18 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Following the abortion, Reaves began bleeding heavily and it continued at Planned Parenthood for five and a half hours before a...
  • Pro-life laws seen as factor in drop in abortions

    03/30/2011 2:47:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2011 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Pro-life laws are part of the reason abortion rates have declined over the past two decades, a study says. A review of abortion data from 1985 through 2005 provides “solid evidence” that laws restricting but not outlawing abortion “have an impact on the childbearing decisions of women,” Michael J. New wrote in State Politics and Policy Quarterly, a peer-reviewed publication aimed at state policymakers. Mr. New, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Alabama, studied the effects of informed-consent laws, Medicaid funding rules and parental-notification laws for minors — rules that existed, by 2005, in dozens of...
  • Planned Parenthood held statutory rape victim hostage: police report

    03/13/2011 10:26:43 AM PDT · by topher · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com Life, Family and Culture News Planned Parenthood held statutory rape victim hostage: police report by Rebecca Millette Mon Feb 14 2:55 PM EST KENNEWICK, Washington, February 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A police investigation report reveals that staff at a Kennewick, WA Planned Parenthood abortion facility held a pregnant teen and victim of statutory rape hostage against the wishes of her father. The September 2008 report, recently obtained by pro-life blogger ‘Abortion in Washington,’ documents the police investigation of the case of a 14-year-old un-named teen at the hands of Planned Parenthood (PP) staff worker Andrea Smasne.  The girl, 22...
  • New Hampshire Bill Looks to Include Parents, Judge in Abortion Decision

    03/13/2011 9:50:27 AM PDT · by topher · 5 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 13, 2011 | AP
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Pregnant New Hampshire girls seeking abortions would first have to tell their parents or a judge under a bill coming up for a vote in the House in the upcoming week. The bill would reinstate a parental notification law repealed four years ago. A House committee is recommending passing the bill, which requires 48 hours' notice before the girl can get an abortion. House GOP leaders are backing it as a parents' right issue. ...
  • Upton's Shocking Votes on Energy-Related Bills

    11/29/2010 8:02:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Human Events ^ | November 29, 2010 | Connie Hair
    This week marks the beginning of the end of the long national nightmare known as the 111th Congress.  Republicans were given a second chance—by default—through a national effort to stop the destructive Obama/Pelosi/Reid agenda. House Republicans are poised to begin making the same kind of business-as-usual mistakes that relegated the party to minority status in 2006.  The most glaring example is the looming threat of having Rep. Fred Upton (RINO-Mich.) become chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, despite his liberal voting record, simply because he’s next in line.  If there is one thing voters made absolutely clear...
  • Girls as young as 13 can get the Pill from chemists without seeing a doctor for the first time

    11/01/2010 1:16:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/1/10 | Sophie Borland
    Girls as young as 13 can get the Pill without seeing a doctor for the first time. Teenagers below the legal age of consent will be able to walk into their local pharmacist and get the contraceptive tablets over the counter. The scheme, which is being introduced in a bid to reduce soaring underage pregnancy rates, will mean young girls can go on the Pill without informing their parents. But critics warn that it is effectively giving teenagers a license to have more sex, so will just encourage greater promiscuity.
  • 13-Year-Old Self-Aborts Baby: 30-Year-Old Boyfriend Buries Body

    06/09/2010 1:03:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies · 53+ views
    Life Site ^ | June 8, 2010
    LEHIGHTON, Pennsylvania, June 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) -  A 30-year old Pennsylvania man has been accused of raping a 13-year-old girl and burying the body of their child after she performed a home abortion on herself with a pencil.The girl attempted to perform the abortion on herself on Wednesday, June 2.  Over the next three days she became extremely ill and went into labor.  After she called her 30-year-old boyfriend, he told her to "push hard," according to the Pocono Record, and she delivered the baby in the toilet.  The girl told the police that the baby was stillborn.The 30-year-old buried the...
  • Illinois judge lifts abortion notification order

    03/29/2010 6:31:47 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 12 replies · 612+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 29, 2010
    judge has lifted a temporary restraining order on a never-enforced Illinois law requiring that a girl's guardians be notified before she has an abortion, but that doesn't mean the law takes effect right away. Cook County Judge Daniel Riley on Monday also approved a stay, or grace period, to let appeals be worked through in the case. The law requires doctors to notify the guardians of a girl 17 years old or younger 48 hours before the girl gets an abortion. Riley says the law is "an unfortunate piece of legislation" that discriminates between minors who choose to give birth...
  • High School Clinic Sets up Teen's Abortion

    03/24/2010 1:55:52 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 5 replies · 758+ views
    KOMO News ^ | 03-24-2010 | KOMO News
  • Mother furious after in-school clinic sets up teen's abortion

    03/23/2010 6:43:31 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 102 replies · 1,882+ views
    KOMO ^ | Mar 23, 2010 | Komo staff
    SEATTLE -- The mother of a Ballard High School student is fuming after the health center on campus helped facilitate her daughter's abortion during school hours. The mother, whom KOMO News has chosen to identify only as "Jill," says the clinic kept the information "confidential."
  • Schools let students seek secret abortions

    11/19/2009 6:57:51 AM PST · by honestabe010 · 33 replies · 1,060+ views
    WND via The Woodward Report ^ | November 18, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    A 12-year-old girl is prohibited from bringing aspirin to California public schools without a note from her mother or father – but in many California districts she may sign herself out of classes, leave her junior-high campus without parental permission, secretly have an abortion and return to school before the end of the day – and her own family may be none the wiser. Parents and educators across the state have been in heated debate over school policies allowing children to be excused during class time without parental notification for "confidential medical services" such as abortions, birth control, and drug...
  • Planned Parenthood Used Underage Girls in 10 Clinical Trials Pushing Abortion

    10/06/2009 3:35:45 PM PDT · by julieee · 28 replies · 1,252+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | October 6, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Used Underage Girls in 10 Clinical Trials Pushing Abortion Washington, DC (LifeNews.com)-- A new report from a Planned Parenthood watchdog group finds the abortion business used underage girls in at least 10 clinical trials over the last two decades to push abortion, birth control, and STD testing. The news comes at a time when Planned Parenthood is facing criticism for videos showing it ignoring potential statutory abuse cases. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5548.html
  • Thomas More Society launches lawsuit to force Illinois to enforce parental notification law

    09/04/2009 4:45:44 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 1 replies · 381+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 09/04/09 | J Brown
    Earlier this week, the Thomas More Society, a pro-life advocacy group filed a lawsuit with the Illinois Supreme Court to force state officials to begin enforcement of a 14 year old Parental Notification Law. In July, the Seventh District Court of Appeals dissolved a permanent injunction paving the way for the enforcement of the parental notification law only to have the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation grant a 90 day moratorium to allow abortion practitioners to "understand their obligation" under the law. In 1995, the Illinois legislature enacted the law requiring that the parents or guardian of minor...
  • Hillary Clinton May Have Misled Congress on Botched Abortion Claims

    05/12/2009 1:23:33 PM PDT · by julieee · 24 replies · 956+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 12, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Hillary Clinton May Have Misled Congress on Botched Abortion Claims Washington, DC -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have misled Congress during a hearing by claiming that she once visited a hospital in Brazil allegedly filled with women who were supposedly dealing with injuries from botched legal abortions. Clinton made the claim in an effort to bolster her pro-abortion position. Full story at: http://www.LifeNews.com/int1189.html
  • Palin gives OK to abortion initiative

    05/03/2009 11:44:58 PM PDT · by euram · 113 replies · 7,499+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 05-03-09 | SEAN COCKERHAM
    Gov. Sarah Palin is backing a ballot measure to bypass the Legislature and make it illegal for teenagers to get an abortion without telling their parents.
  • Student puts a new face on battle over abortion(she takes on Planned Parenthood)

    04/27/2009 4:41:12 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 30 replies · 1,512+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 4-27-09 | ROBIN ABCARIAN
    The girl’s voice in the videotape is tiny and tentative. She is talking to a nursing aide in a Planned Parenthood clinic in Bloomington, Ind. The girl wants an abortion. The aide explains that the girl will need a parent’s consent because she is only 13. The girl balks; she does not want to name the father. “Cause, I mean, he would be in really big trouble,” says the girl. Her boyfriend, she explains, is 31. The aide drops her head into her hands. “In the state of Indiana,” says the aide, “when anyone has had intercourse and they are...
  • Planned Parenthood Fires Staffer Covering Up Statutory Rape

    12/10/2008 12:42:44 PM PST · by julieee · 13 replies · 752+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 10, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Bloomington, IN -- The Planned Parenthood staff member in Indiana who appears in a recent undercover video covering up an alleged case of statutory rape has been fired. The video sent shockwaves throughout the nation as "Diana" didn't want more information on the abuse and told a girl how to get a secret abortion.
  • Voting for Reproductive Freedom (NYT pro-abort alert)

    11/10/2008 2:32:11 AM PST · by cdchik123 · 8 replies · 329+ views
    NYT ^ | Nov. 9. 2008
    Voters in three states did the right thing last week by defeating dangerous anti-abortion measures on their ballots. In Colorado, an overwhelming vote of 73 percent to 27 percent rejected a wild initiative that would have amended the state’s Constitution to bestow on fertilized eggs, prior to implantation in the womb, the same legal rights and protections that apply to people once they are born. In addition to ending abortion rights, this doozy threatened to ban widely used forms of contraception, curtail medical research involving embryos, shutter fertility clinics, and criminalize necessary medical care. In South Dakota, 55 percent of...
  • Anatomy of defeat [CA's Proposition 4 defeated by unmarried, unchurched, childless]

    11/06/2008 9:11:33 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 3 replies · 564+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | November 6, 2008
    Self-described Catholics, Christians, married couples and parents approved of Proposition 4 – the family notification before a minor’s abortion initiative – by wide margins on Nov. 4, but their support was not enough to pass the measure. The Secretary of State reports that Proposition 4 failed by a margin of 52.1% no to 47.9% yes. Details on the breakdown of how Californians voted were published yesterday in an Election Day exit poll commissioned by the Sacramento Bee and conducted by the polling firm Edison/Mitofsky, which interviewed 2098 voters. According to the Sacramento Bee exit poll, 60% of voters who identified...
  • Parental Abortion Notification Prop too Close to Call

    11/05/2008 1:17:54 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 645+ views
    nbc11 ^ | Tue, Nov 4, 2008
    For the third time in four years, California voters weighed whether doctors should be required to notify parents before performing an abortion on a minor. The ballot measure was running behind in early returns. With 28 percent of the vote counted, the measure was trailing 51.8 percent to 48.2 percent. Similar to laws in 35 states, Proposition 4 also requires a two-day waiting period. Voters have twice defeated very similar measures in 2005 and 2006. In 2005, 54 percent voted against it. A year later, that rose to 56 percent. But with a presidential election bringing out many more voters...
  • Should Parents be Notified of their Child's abortion? - Poll to Freep

    11/02/2008 3:24:51 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 24 replies · 610+ views
    KPCC - Los Angeles ^ | 11/02/2008 | KPCC
    The Poll is under "Your Voice" Prop 4 would prohibit abortion for an unemancipated minor until 48 hours after a physician notifies a parent or legal guardian. Do you support or oppose?
  • California Proposition 4 for Parental Notice on Abortion Leads in Friday Poll

    11/02/2008 9:22:49 AM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 467+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/2/08 | Steven Ertetl
    Sacramento, CA (LifeNews.com) -- The latest survey of California voters finds a very narrow lead for Proposition 4, the measure that would require parental notification before a minor girl can have an abortion. The results of a Field Poll, released Friday, show a narrow 45-43 percentage point lead with 12 percent undecided.The good news for backers of the measure is that the notification initiative leads among people who have already voted -- giving them a last-minute chance to persuade the rest.The survey finds the larger lead the parental rights measure enjoyed in earlier surveys has diminished as Election Day...
  • CA: Prop. 4, 8 campaigns battle fiercely for crucial Latino vote

    10/27/2008 10:02:52 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 411+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 26 October 2008 | Peter Hecht and Susan Ferriss
    Prop. 4, 8 campaigns battle fiercely for crucial Latino vote José Eduardo Verástegui, a Mexican soap opera star and fashion model whom People en Español magazine named one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world, is taking to the airwaves to persuade California voters on two emotionally charged social issues. Verástegui is the face - and voice - of Spanish-language commercials calling for "yes" votes in favor of a parental notification law for abortion and a ban on same-sex marriage. His presence in the campaigns for Propositions 4 and 8 underscores the fight for a critical constituency that...
  • Law Enforcement Supports California Proposition 4 Regarding Abortion

    10/26/2008 3:50:24 PM PDT · by RogerFGay · 9 replies · 476+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | October 22, 2008 | Jim Kouri, CPP
    Four years after their 12-year-old daughter was impregnated by a 24-year-old man who took her for a secret abortion to cover up his crime, a San Bernardino County couple found out what happened and reported it to police. Without the parents’ involvement, the abuser would never have been brought to justice. Sgt. Tom Yarrington, the police officer who investigated the case, says if California had a law requiring abortion providers to inform families when underage girls seek their services, the girl in this case would have been spared further abuse. “The biggest difference is that the abuse would have ceased...
  • California: Yes on 8 TV Ad: Truth

    10/25/2008 4:28:46 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 423+ views
    Yes on 8 campaign ^ | 24 October 2008 | Yes on 8
    Watch our latest TV ad to learn the truth about teaching gay marriage in public schools if Proposition 8 fails http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l61Pd5_jHQw
  • Prop 8 briefs: Sierra Club silent on Prop 8 (Endorses No on Prop 4)

    10/24/2008 9:40:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 299+ views
    Bay Area Reporter ^ | 10/23/2008 | Cynthia Laird
    The Sierra Club, one of the country's foremost environmental clubs, declined to take a position on Proposition 8, the same-sex marriage ban, but urged Californians to vote no on Proposition 4, the parental notification measure. Some gays were surprised at the club's omission of the most controversial initiative on the November ballot. The club took positions on several other state ballot measures that concerned environmental issues. Bill Magavern, the California director of the club, told the Bay Area Reporter Monday that Prop 8 "never came up" during meetings of the group's two volunteer committees that determine endorsements. "The last time...
  • 76% of CA likely voters and 60% of self-described pro-choice voters want abortion restrictions

    10/22/2008 1:06:56 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 17 replies · 572+ views
    http://www.christiannewswire.com ^ | OCT 22, 2008 | www.kofc.org
    Contact: Patrick Korten, 203-752-4474; Andrew Walther 818-522-2005; both with Knights of Columbus NEW HAVEN, Conn., October 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- A newly released survey of California voters shows support for Proposition 4 - a proposed law that requires a waiting period and parental notification before a girl under 18 is allowed to have an abortion. The initiative holds a 19 percentage point lead among likely voters, 52% to 33%. The survey was conducted for the Knights of Columbus by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion between September 28 and October 5, 2008. The survey shows that Proposition 4 has...
  • Proposition 4 (California Constitutional Amendment For Parental Abortion Notification Alert)

    10/15/2008 11:38:45 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 2,072+ views
    What is Sarah’s Law, the Child and Teen Safety and Stop Predators Act? Sarah’s Law is a constitutional amendment initiative currently gathering signatures to appear on the November 2008 ballot. Sarah’s Law requires a doctor to notify a parent, or, in case of parental abuse, another adult family member of an unemancipated minor 48 hours before performing an abortion on her. It also requires a doctor to obtain the personal consent of a minor before performing the abortion and allows for court intervention if a minor is being coerced to have an abortion. [top] Where did Sarah’s Law come from?...
  • Video Catches Planned Parenthood Covering Up Statutory Rape

    10/06/2008 4:12:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 944+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/6/08 | LifeSiteNews
    ARLINGTON, VA, October 6, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Students for Life of America (SFLA) has released a video exposing two Planned Parenthood clinics in Winston-Salem and Charlotte, North Carolina covering up statutory rape of young girls. To view the video, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkakpcWSyWY In June of 2008, two college women volunteering for Students for Life of America entered two clinics in North Carolina posing as underage girls, 15 and 14, who just had unprotected sex with their mother's live-in boyfriend who was in his 30s. Each girl told the clinic workers that he suggested she come get the morning the Morning...
  • Yes on 4 video: 'So I get a couple of them pregnant'

    10/03/2008 12:58:41 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 1,216+ views
    You can say one thing about the Yes on 4 TV ad: It's sure to spark some strong reactions. The campaign to pass an abortion parental notification law aired an ad last night with a young man bragging about impregnating underage girls and then taking them to get secret abortions. The ad features a scruffy looking 20-something, wearing a white t-shirt and fleece jacket, talking straight into the camera about how, "I go out with some teenage girls." "OK, so I get a couple of them pregnant. What is the big deal? I can just take her to get an...
  • Study Shows Parental Involvement Laws Reduce Abortions From 19-31 Percent

    09/18/2008 8:56:35 AM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies · 269+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 18, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Indeed, pro-lifers should insist that these candidates support pro-life parental-involvement laws. Such laws enjoy broad support and unlike other laws limiting abortion, they can be easily justified as a parental-rights issue. Furthermore, my recent study for the Family Research Council provides evidence that well designed parental-involvement laws have been surprisingly effective at reducing abortion rates among minors.
  • CA: Ban on Gay Marriage Trails -- Voters Split on Teen Abortion Constraints, Redistricting

    08/28/2008 9:11:20 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 19 replies · 216+ views
    Ban on Gay Marriage Trails -- Voters Split on Teen Abortion Constraints, Redistricting SAN FRANCISCO, California, August 27, 2008 — A majority of California’s likely voters oppose Proposition 8, the November ballot measure that would eliminate gay marriage, according to a statewide survey released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) with funding from The James Irvine Foundation. Likely voters are divided on two other closely watched measures – one that would require a parent to be notified before a teenager has an abortion and one that would take the power to draw legislative district lines away from...
  • California judge OKs underage abortion horror stories for voter information pamphlet

    08/12/2008 1:24:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 323+ views
    CNA ^ | August 12, 2008
    Sacramento, Aug 11, 2008 / 11:04 pm (CNA).- A California judge has ruled against Planned Parenthood and its allies who challenged the content of a voter information pamphlet’s arguments in support of Proposition 4, a ballot measure requiring abortionists to notify at least one adult relative before performing an abortion on a minor. The arguments reference the story of “Sarah,” a 15-year-old who died in 1994 after suffering complications from a secretly obtained legal abortion, in addition to stories of other underage girls who obtained abortions without their parents’ knowledge.Opponents of the pamphlet’s content argued that Sarah’s story should...
  • California Abortion Advocates Go After Details of Parental Notification Proposal

    08/02/2008 1:02:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 149+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/1/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Sacramento, CA (LifeNews.com) -- Abortion advocates in California are going after a state ballot proposition that would allow parental notification on abortions. They are saying the measure's ballot summary should be changed because the teen the law is named after was married at the time of the abortion that killed her.Named for a 15-year-old girl who died just four days after a legal abortion left her with a torn cervix and fatal infection, Sarah's Law, if approved, will protect the health and safety of young girls.The California Secretary of State qualified Sarah's Law for the November ballot after backers submitted...
  • Ohio Judge Admits She's Never Denied Teens' Abortion Bypass Request

    07/21/2008 4:16:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 113+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/21/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Columbus, OH (LifeNews.com) -- Several states have dealt with the problem of judges routinely approving requests for a judicial bypass so teens can get abortions without their parents' knowledge or consent. Now, an Ohio judge has admitted she's never denied a single request from a teen to get around the parental involvement law.The National Right to Life Committee indicates 37 states have parental consent or notification laws and 29 are currently in effect, including Ohio. Most have a Supreme Court-mandated judicial bypass for the rare instances where girls may be victimized by their parents.Hundreds of hearings take place before...
  • BREAKING: Washington Times on What Bishop of Richmond Knew

    06/30/2008 8:35:09 AM PDT · by tcg · 38 replies · 120+ views
    The Roman Catholic bishop of Richmond was told that a diocesan charity planned to help a teenage foster child get an abortion in January and did not try to prevent the procedure. Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo "was told erroneously that everything was in place and there was nothing he could do to stop it," said Steve Neill, Bishop DiLorenzo's communications officer. "He is very apologetic about the whole episode. "It is very awkward, it is very embarrassing. A human life was taken. He certainly has not taken it lightly in any way. He is clearly opposed to abortion." Mr. Neill...
  • California Propositions that are on the November 4, 2008 General Election Ballot

    06/29/2008 2:26:39 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 36 replies · 1,595+ views
    Propositions that are on the November 4, 2008 General Election Ballot* Bond MeasureProposition 1 SB 1856 (Chapter 697, 2002). Costa. Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act for the 21st Century.** **Note: The Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act for the 21st Century was originally scheduled to appear on the November 2, 2004, General Election ballot. Subsequently, Senate Bill 1169, Chapter 71, Statutes of 2004, provided that it appear on the November 7, 2006, General Election ballot. However, most recently, Assembly Bill 713, Chapter 44, Statutes of 2006, provides for the submission of this Act on the November...
  • California Planned Parenthood Spends 700K Against Parental Notice on Abortion

    06/21/2008 11:29:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 187+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/20/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Sacramento, CA (LifeNews.com) -- As it has done in past years, Planned Parenthood abortion businesses in California are willing to shell out some of their abortion profits to make sure they can leave parents in the dark about teen abortions. They are, once again, spending heavily to defeat a parental notification measure.Earlier this month, the California Secretary of State validated Sarah's Law, the latest version of the parental notification initiative, for the November 4 ballot.Proponents submitted more than 1.2 million signatures on petitions seeking a third vote on adult involvement in minors' abortions, after Propositions 73 and 85 were...
  • CA November Ballot Issue: Sarah's Law

    06/20/2008 10:32:44 PM PDT · by It's me · 9 replies · 264+ views
    Youtube.com ^ | June 20, 2008 | Vanity
    On November's ballot in CA we will have two very important propositions. The Marriage Amendment and Sarah's Law which is a parental notification law. Please, please, please view this 60 second video and pass it on to everyone you know. Please go to www.FriendsOfSarah.com for more information. Also see National Organization for Marriage California
  • Tragedy in Richmond

    06/20/2008 8:49:38 AM PDT · by veritas2002 · 13 replies · 129+ views
    The Wanderer | 06-19-08 | CHRISTOPHER MANION
    Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of Richmond, Va., on April 29 wrote a confidential letter to his brother bishops. He recounted how Catholic Charities of Richmond (CCR) was complicit in authorizing, procuring, and paying for an abortion on January 18, 2008. The victims were the mother, a minor immigrant, and her unborn child, who were both under the “protection” of Catholic Charities because the mother was in the country illegally. The bishop’s letter explains that the Committee on Migration (MRS) of the USCCB supplies “foster care support services to undocumented minors in U. S. custody” through an arrangement with two federal...
  • BREAKING: Response from Commonwealth Catholic Charities on Minor's Abortion in Virginia

    06/20/2008 9:25:50 AM PDT · by tcg · 12 replies · 434+ views
    In January 2008, a minor in foster care in Richmond, procured an abortion while receiving support services from Commonwealth Catholic Charities (CCC). An investigation of this unfortunate event revealed that some members of CCC staff assisted the minor in preparations leading up to the abortion, and that one member of staff signed the consent form necessary for the minor to have the abortion. The minor was taken to and from the abortion facility by a person associated with CCC. Neither agency nor diocesan funds were used to pay for the procedure. A subsequent investigation also revealed that about two months...
  • Virginia law eyed in girl's abortion

    06/18/2008 11:26:45 AM PDT · by JZelle · 33 replies · 65+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-18-08 | Julia Duin
    Federal authorities are investigating the actions of a Catholic charity in Richmond which helped a 16-year-old Guatemalan girl to receive an abortion in January, in possible violation of Virginia law. Officials have called the matter to the attention of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) headquarters in Washington, urging it to prevent any repetition of the incident. Four employees of Commonwealth Catholic Charities, Richmond, (CCR) have been fired and one supervisor with the bishops' Migration and Refugee Services agency has been suspended, according to federal sources and a secret April 29 letter written by three bishops to 350 bishops nationwide....