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  • Court ruling hints at new abortion stance

    07/21/2007 2:56:02 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 3 replies · 508+ views
    politico.com ^ | Jul 18, 2007 | Chris Gacek
    Undoubtedly, the most significant aspect of the Supreme Court's April decision in Gonzales v. Carhart was that it narrowly upheld Congress' "partial-birth abortion" ban. That said, Justice Anthony Kennedy's opinion may affect America more for what it said about abortion than what it decreed about the law of abortion. The case appears to have opened up a new phase in abortion jurisprudence -- one in which abortion is largely permitted though disdained. This is not surprising, because Carhart represents the first recent occasion on which Kennedy set our national abortion policy. What may be surprising is how greatly both sides...
  • Louisiana First to Ban Partial-Birth Abortions After Supreme Court Ruling

    07/16/2007 10:22:29 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 715+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 16, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Baton Rouge, LA (LifeNews.com) -- Louisiana is the first state to ban partial-birth abortions following a ruling from the Supreme Court saying a national ban on the gruesome abortion procedure is constitutional. The high court ruled such bans don't need a health exception because the three-day-long abortion procedure doesn't protect women's health. Gov. Kathleen Blanco, a Democrat, signed into law two companion bills sponsored by Rep. Gary Beard, a Republican, and Sen. Ben Nevers, a Democrat. Under the measures, anyone who does a partial-birth abortion could be fined between $1,000 and $10,000 and go to prison for anywhere from one...
  • What's So Bad About Planned Parenthood?

    07/10/2007 4:00:51 PM PDT · by Zack Nguyen · 38 replies · 1,706+ views
    National Review ^ | July 10, 2007 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    What’s so bad about Planned Parenthood? It’s a question Americans must wonder about as they see pro-lifers protesting or praying outside clinics. And it deserves an answer because it gets to the heart of some key and contentious questions we face as a society, one that is ever creeping toward a brave new world (in many respects already living in it) as biotechnological choices propagate. Consider that Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood in her Senate runs. Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Republican, has given money to them in the past....
  • Helpful Impact of Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Can't Be Overestimated

    07/05/2007 4:40:52 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 589+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/5/07 | Laura Echevarria
    LifeNews.com Note: Laura Echevarria is the former Director of Media Relations and a spokesperson for the National Right to Life Committee and has been a radio announcer, freelance writer active in local politics. She is a new opinion columnist for LifeNews.com.In 1994, during a job interview with the National Right to Life Committee, the communications director described for me an abortion procedure that was so heinous and repugnant I was stunned. A couple of months later, as a new staff member, my education about the procedure called partial-birth abortion began. When I think back about all of the hard work...
  • Abortion Practitioner George Tiller's Lawyers Challenge Law He Violated

    07/03/2007 4:23:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 394+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/3/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) -- Late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller may have violated a Kansas law saying that such abortions can only be done for legitimate health reasons and if two physicians sign off on them. Now that pro-abortion Attorney General Paul Morrison has charged him with 19 violations of the law, he's suing to overturn it.As the first response to the new charges, attorneys for Tiller have filed a lawsuit claiming the Kansas law is unconstitutional. Tiller's attorneys argue that the provision of the law that requires two or more doctors to sign off on late-term abortions is invalid.In their...
  • Does the GOP Base Care More About Immigration or Abortion? (Brownback vs. Tancredo)

    07/02/2007 3:57:22 PM PDT · by hardback · 34 replies · 631+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 2, 2007 | Byron Wolf
    They're both conservative Republicans running longshot campaigns for President and they're both in Congress, but Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado and Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas have decidedly different platforms. Tancredo is the anti-immigration candidate and Brownback is the anti-abortion candidate. And they're arguing about it. Each hopes that primary voters in Iowa care more about his issue than the other's. Attacked by Tancredo in Iowa on immigration this weekend, Brownback pointed the finger today at Tancredo on abortion. Tancredo is the national voice against amnesty, leading the conservative charge against the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill defeated last week...
  • Kansas AG Brings 19 New Charges Against Tiller, Dismisses 30 others

    06/29/2007 10:25:48 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 408+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Friday June 29, 2007 | Peter J. Smith
    TOPEKA, Kansas, June 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – George Tiller, the most infamous late-term abortionist in Kansas and the United States, will finally face 19 misdemeanor charges for illegally using a physician financed by him to authorize his late-term abortions. Attorney General Paul Morrison made the announcement yesterday after sending mixed signals earlier in the week about what his office intended to do with Tiller “the baby killer”, who was under investigation by former AG Phill Kline for performing illegal late-term abortions. Morrison first announced Wednesday that he would drop 15 of the 30 misdemeanor charges that Kline filed against Tiller...
  • Kansas Late-Term Abortion Practitioner Could Get 19 Years in Jail on New Charges

    06/28/2007 11:24:21 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 6 replies · 379+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 28, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) -- Kansas' late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller could face 19 years in prison for doing illegal abortions. After dropping all of the charges against Planned Parenthood and some of the ones against Tiller, Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison says the case isn't over. He confirmed he will pursue 19 misdemeanor charges against the late-term abortion practitioner. In a statement on Thursday, Morrison said he described the allegations as a “technical violation” of a 1998 law saying the abortions can only be done for legitimate health reasons. Morrison said he and his staff "found a pattern of referrals...
  • Louisiana Legislature Sends Partial-Birth Abortion Ban to Governor Blanco

    06/28/2007 10:55:26 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 271+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 27, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Baton Rouge, LA (LifeNews.com) -- The Louisiana state House put the final touches on a bill that would ban partial-birth abortions and sent it to Governor Kathleen Blanco after approving it unanimously. If Blanco signs the bill, it would prohibit more than 300 such abortions that are done in the state on an annual basis. Lawmakers there hope to put a new ban on the books after an April Supreme Court decision saying such bans are constitutional and that a federal ban on the gruesome abortion procedure is valid. The ban prohibits all such abortions unless necessary to save the...
  • Kansas Attorney General Dismisses Some Illegal Abortion Charges

    06/28/2007 10:51:45 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 215+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 27, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) -- Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison, who has been under fire from pro-life groups for dragging his feet on a probe into potentially illegal abortions at Planned Parenthood dropped all of the charges. He dropped some of the charges against Wichita late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller but kept others. The pro-life group Kansans for Life is disappointed and worries that political games may have been played. "Planned Parenthood in Overland Park was the site of political phone banking and letter stuffing (that was surely designed to help Paul Morrison defeat Phill Kline) on multiple dates prior to...
  • Kansas Legislators Call on State Attorney General To Enforce Abortion Law

    06/26/2007 8:37:38 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 7 replies · 520+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 26, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) -- Like no other state in the country, Kansas has became ground zero in the abortion battle as pro-life elected officials and groups have battled with the courts to get abortion laws there enforced. On Monday, Kansas legislators called on Attorney General Paul Morrison to uphold a late-term abortion law. They want Morrison to put charges against Wichita late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller back in place. Former top attorney Phill Kline charged Tiller with dozens of counts of violating a law that allows late-term abortions only in legitimate medical situations affecting a woman's health. However, Paul McHugh,...
  • Pro-Life Position Showing Steady Rise Among US Voters

    06/25/2007 4:07:47 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 310+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/25/07 | Hilary White
    LODA, Illinois, June 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study by a private opinion research firm has shown that since the height of the “abortion wars” in the 1980’s and 90’s, public opinion in the US has made dramatic changes towards the pro-life position. Christopher Blunt, co-author of the study and founder of Overbrook Research, wrote that the analysis shows a complete turnaround in the support for abortion in the last fifteen years. The study, Turnaround on Abortion, cites the debate over partial birth abortion and the move towards a less confrontational approach as one reason for a “dramatic” change...
  • Partial Birth Abortion May Soon Be a Reality In Northern Ireland

    06/24/2007 10:25:18 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 143+ views
    Under new Guidelines on Abortion (click here) being considered by the Department of Health under the new minister Mr Michael McGimpsey, there will be a loophole in the current law which, if used to its full extent will allow for the horror of partial birth abortion. For all ordinary people who haven’t yet heard of this horror, it’s a process whereby a child is aborted (read “murdered”) as it is being born. If you think this is too horrific even for abortionists to stoop too, it has been going on in America for years. Recently the Americans have passed a...
  • Full 44-Min. Video Interview of Dr. Paul McHugh and Transcript

    06/18/2007 9:42:14 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 549+ views
    www.operationrescue.org ^ | June 11, 2007 | Dr. Paul McHugh Transcription provided by Cheryl Sullenger
        News Full Incriminating Interview Video and Transcript Discussing Tiller Abortion Records Now Available Suit Filed Against KS Legislator In Attack On Abortion Protester The Incriminating Video About Tiller Criminal Case That AG Morrison Doesn’t Want You To See Media Misinformation About Abortion Records Statements Countered By WND.com VIDEO: O’Reilly Confronts “Tiller the Baby Killer” In Wichita Morrison Threatens Expert Witness With Arrest, Orders Him To Stop Talking To Operation Rescue VIDEO: Key Witness In Tiller Criminal Case Says AG Morrison Never Contacted Him Expert Witness in Criminal Abortion Case Drops Bombshell Testimony Urgent Tiller Briefing To Be Held...
  • Kansas Practitioner Tiller Did Illegal Late-Term Abortions, Analyst Says

    06/13/2007 4:12:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 410+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/13/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) -- An analyst who reviewed the files of the women who had late-term abortions at George Tiller’s Wichita abortion business said Tiller did the abortions illegally by not following the state law’s guidelines for when they can be done. Psychiatrist Paul McHugh said the abortions were done for specious depression reasons rather than because of legitimate medical concerns. McHugh, a professor at Johns Hopkins University said the records revealed the women having the abortions were distressed for a variety of reasons that ma be normal during pregnancy but that none of the women had "substantial and irreversible"...
  • Michigan Attorney General May Appeal Partial-Birth Abortion Ruling

    06/06/2007 6:47:22 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 334+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 6, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Lansing, MI (LifeNews.com) -- Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox says he is planning to study a decision released earlier this week by a federal appeals court striking down a Michigan law that bans partial-birth abortions. He said he is considering appealing the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to get the law upheld."We're in the process of reviewing the court's opinion. Obviously, we will be considering it in light of the Supreme Court's Gonzales ruling, which upheld the federal ban on partial-birth abortions," Cox spokesman Rusty Hills said Tuesday. The nation's high court upheld the national partial-birth abortion...
  • Louisiana Senate Panel Approves Bill Banning Partial-Birth Abortions

    06/06/2007 6:41:20 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 257+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 6, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Baton Rouge, LA (LifeNews.com) -- A Louisiana Senate committee has approved a bill that would ban partial-birth abortions in the state. A similar measure has already been approved by the state House and it would help local and state officials better enforce the national ban the Supreme Court upheld as constitutional in April. Sen. Ben Nevers is the sponsor of the Senate version of the partial-birth abortion ban that the committee approved on a unanimous vote. It now heads to the full Senate. “Many of us know that partial-birth abortion is one of the most gruesome procedures ever allowed in...
  • Open Letter to Dr. James Dobson

    05/28/2007 8:24:02 AM PDT · by Quiet Man Jr. · 30 replies · 1,381+ views
    Colorado Right to Life ^ | May 23, 2007 | Brian Rohrbough
    America has killed twenty million children during this long distraction, all in pursuit of a ban that from the beginning Never Had The Authority To Prevent Even A Single Abortion. Dr. Dobson, you and these other leaders needed to warn Christians of all this, but instead you joined together in calling evil good. Please stop foisting onto the church the falsehood that this gruesome ruling will "protect children." This decision, to use your word, is more "Naziesque" than the PBA it regulates. This wicked ruling does not even prohibit aborting partially born children. It is not a ban, but a...
  • Louisiana House Panel Moves Ban on Partial-Birth Abortions Forward

    05/24/2007 1:56:38 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 262+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 23, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Baton Rouge, LA (LifeNews.com) -- A Louisiana state House committee has signed off on a bill that would prohibit partial-birth abortions in the state. The measure is a reaction to the Supreme Court's recent decision upholding a federal partial-birth abortion ban and a means to step up enforcement of the ban there. The high court's decision reaffirmed the ability of states to approve pro-life laws limiting abortion and lawmakers are eager to get started. Baton Rouge Rep. Gary Beard, the sponsor of the pro-life bill HB 614, called the grisly three-day-long abortion procedure “a practice that crosses the line between...
  • Dem candidates suddenly using religious-speak again

    05/12/2007 11:58:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 918+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | May 8, 2007 | Mike Dorning
    This time it may be the Democrats who are getting religion. Former Sen. John Edwards invoked "My Lord" when asked about moral influences on his life in the first Democratic presidential debate. At a campaign event on the day of the Virginia Tech massacre, he offered a prayer and — in a pointed break from Democratic candidates' usual wariness of offending religious minorities — closed with the words "in Christ's name." Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. comfortably works in references to his faith at public appearances. Even before his presidential candidacy, he gave a well-received speech arguing for a greater role...