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  • New England police union endorses Donald Trump

    12/10/2015 6:11:01 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    <p>PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has received the endorsement of a New England union that represents police and corrections officers.</p> <p>The New England Police Benevolent Association's executive board voted Thursday evening to support the billionaire businessman, who has been leading opinion surveys.</p>
  • Multiple Sclerosis could explain why Hillary Clinton laughed at Tapper’s Email/server question

    10/19/2015 8:52:16 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 55 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/19/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A brief video suggests there may be something to the theory that Hillary Clinton is dealing with the early stages of Multiple Sclerosis. In a late summer article, the National Enquirer theorized that Clinton might have suffered at least two strokes and be afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) which is a disease that inflicts serious damage to the nervous system. MS scrambles messages sent from one part of the brain to another. Normal functioning can at times become uncontrolled and responses to various day to day situations can become highly emotional, inappropriate and manifest without regard for actual circumstances. While...
  • This viral video is changing minds about abortion

    12/10/2014 4:58:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 10, 2014 | Becky Yeh
    What do abortionists truly believe about the humanity of preborn children, and what do they admit about the violent late-term abortion procedures they perform when they do not realize the cameras are rolling? Live Action‘s “What is Human?” undercover investigation probes America’s late-term abortion industry, and reveals chilling admissions from abortionists on the humanity of children in the womb. The video, which has garnered millions of views on Facebook and over 60,000 views on YouTube, exposes the violent and inhumane nature of late-term abortion procedures that occur daily in abortion facilities. “What is Human?” details the willingness of abortionists to...
  • Bill de Blasio aides asked political allies to publicly slam NYPD officers for turning their backs

    12/31/2014 7:48:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/31/14 | Michael Zennie
    Bill de Blasio aides asked political allies to publicly slam NYPD officers for turning their backs to the mayor at funeral Bill de Blasio's lobbyists called top political allies and asked them to publicly slam the NYPD unions and cops for turning their backs on the New York mayor at a funeral for a slain officer, it has been revealed. DNA Info quotes two lawmakers who go calls from the de Blasio's aides asking them to speak out against the NYPD for its protest. 'City Hall wanted me to blast the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association for turning their backs on him,'...
  • Report: US 1 of only 7 countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks

    10/10/2014 8:53:10 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/15/14
    Calling America’s abortion policies “ultra-permissive,” a new report out Tuesday concludes that the United States is one of just seven countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks.Out of the sample 198 countries, independent states and regions worldwide, 59 allow abortion without restrictions. Of those 59, 9 countries limit elective abortions to before the 12th week, 36 countries limit elective abortion at 12 weeks, six countries limit elective abortion to 20 weeks gestation, one country (Australia) allows its state/territories to decide abortion limits, and seven countries allow elective abortion past 20 weeks or have no limit.The remaining 139 countries have...
  • Reopening Of Abortion Clinic Draws Protests (First "Save" by Mobile Ulrasound after Mill Reopens)

    03/23/2007 7:23:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 529+ views
    WCBS ^ | 03.23.07
    Activists on Friday protested the reopening of an abortion clinic here shut down in February after state health officials found "immediate and serious" health code violations. As part of their protest, the activists deployed a motor home equipped with ultrasound equipment across the street from Metropolitan Medical Associates and offered pregnant women who approached the clinic free images of their fetuses. The activists believe the images will persuade women to reconsider having an abortion. On Friday, 16-year-old Michelle Younger of Jersey City was one of them. The teen, who arrived with her mother, said she had an appointment at the...
  • The Southern States PBA official stand on gun control in America

    01/11/2013 11:33:24 AM PST · by Jgerald · 17 replies
    SSPBA ^ | 01/10/2013 | Chris Skinner
    "As president of Southern States PBA, a professional law enforcement association with over 30,000 members from federal, state, county and municipal agencies, I would like to express our support for the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution and for law abiding citizens to purchase and own firearms. From hunting to shooting sports, firearms are a part of the American culture that are passed from generation to generation. Rank and file law enforcement officers realize that gun ownership from law abiding citizens poses no threat to the law enforcement community or to the public. New legislation aimed at reducing or restricting law...

    08/23/2012 6:40:26 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 31 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 23, 2012 | John Nolte
    Worse still, as a state senator in Illinois, Obama opposed the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act and in his defense said something that should put a chill up every mother's spine: There wasn't any question about what was happening. The abortions were going wrong. The babies weren't cooperating. They wouldn't die as planned. Or, as Illinois state senator Barack Obama so touchingly put it, there was "movement or some indication that, in fact, they're not just coming out limp and dead." No, Senator. They wouldn't go along with the program. They wouldn't just come out limp and dead. They were coming...
  • Sea Isle City settles 2 police misconduct lawsuits worth $1M

    03/05/2011 7:24:03 PM PST · by WaterBoard · 6 replies
    Summation of article. 1) Sea Isle City citizens had to pay $1 million dollars to settle lawsuits cause by corrupt police who have still have not been fired. 2) Cases involved beating of a minor with hemophelia, perjury, falsifying warrants, cover-up by the department, and racism. A) "Documents provided by the city before the Feb. 1 and 2, 2007 trial, as well as testimony by officers at trial, gave contradictory information about which officers were present, the suit said, alleging this was done to cover up officers' wrongdoing." B) "U.S. District Court Judge Robert B. Kugler wrote in 2008 that...
  • Jill Stanek: Exposed! Kagan's partial-birth abortion scheme

    06/30/2010 4:02:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 1+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 6/30/10 | Jill Stanek
    The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology is well-known in pro-life circles to be radically pro-abortion. For instance, ACOG supports the most heinous of all abortion practices, partial-birth abortion. When in 2007 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the partial-birth abortion ban of 2003, ACOG released an indignant statement, which read, in part: "Today's decision … is shameful and incomprehensible to those of us who have dedicated our lives to caring for women," said Douglas W. Laube, MD, MEd, ACOG president. "It leaves no doubt that women's health in America is perceived as being of little consequence. "... The Supreme...
  • Sick: Frozen Dead Babies Found During Doctor’s Office Raid

    02/23/2010 7:13:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 80 replies · 1,350+ views ^ | 02-23-2010 | Thomas Peters
    Abortion centers are not nice places. How many more horror stories need to be uncovered before America wakes up to this harsh truth? Philadelphia and federal authorities who raided a doctor’s office after allegations a woman died during an abortion made a shocking discovery: more than two dozen frozen fetuses. For the second time in four days, Philadelphia Police, along with State Licensing officials and DEA agents, searched the West Philadelphia office of Dr. Kermit Gosnell on Monday. Sources tell Eyewitness News that the search came after a patient reportedly died during an abortion on November 20. Sources say the...
  • $1.9M settlement in botched abortion

    12/31/2009 6:12:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies · 694+ views ^ | JAMES M. O'NEILL | December 13, 2009
    Metropolitan Medical Associates in Englewood, among the state’s largest abortion clinics, reached a $1.9 million settlement with a woman who suffered massive hemorrhaging, a coma, a stroke and a hysterectomy after she had an abortion at the facility in 2007.  The incident led to an inspection by the state, which shut the facility down for more than a month until improvements were made.  The settlement includes $1 million from the facility, $575,000 from one of the doctors involved in the case and $325,000 from another doctor who had assisted. The settlement was first reported in the New Jersey Law Journal.Rasheedah...
  • Late-term abortion ban protects ‘weakest, most helpless beings,’ federal court rules

    06/26/2009 6:18:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 703+ views
    cna ^ | June 26, 2009
    Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III Richmond, Va., Jun 26, 2009 / 03:23 am (CNA).- The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a 6-5 decision on Wednesday upheld Virginia’s partial-birth abortion ban. In his concurring opinion, one judge wrote that the law protects the “weakest” and “most helpless” and condemned the use of the Constitution to justify “dismembering” a partly born child and “crushing” its skull.In its ruling “Richmond Medical Center v. Herring,” the court said the 2003 Virginia law does not unduly burden a woman’s legal right to terminate a pregnancy by more conventional means. It also ruled...
  • Court upholds ban on abortion (VA)

    06/24/2009 10:49:57 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 7 replies · 450+ views
    AP/WashTimes ^ | 6-25-09 | Larry O'Dell
    Partial-birth law validated - A sharply divided federal appeals court upheld Virginia's ban on partial-birth abortion Wednesday, ruling that the statute does not unduly burden a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy by more conventional means. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a 6-5 decision that the 2003 law also makes clear the type of conduct that is banned, making it unlikely that a doctor would be prosecuted for accidentally performing the procedure, which has the medical term "intact dilation and extraction." The decision reversed a 2-1 panel ruling striking down the law, which is similar to...
  • Neb. doc plans to offer 3rd-term abortions in Kan. [graphic images]

    06/10/2009 1:51:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies · 4,378+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 10, 2009 | MARGERY GIBBS
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska doctor says he'll perform third-term abortions in Kansas after the slaying of abortion provider George Tiller, even though Tiller's clinic is closed. Dr. LeRoy Carhart declined to discuss details with The Associated Press on Wednesday, a day after Tiller's family announced his Wichita clinic was permanently shutting its doors. Carhart isn't saying whether his plans include opening a new facility or offering the abortions at an existing practice. He says such details are "something that doesn't need to be talked about" until everything is in place.
  • Constance E. Cook, 89, Who Wrote Abortion Law, Is Dead [Assumes Room Temperature at 89]

    01/24/2009 10:53:22 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 36 replies · 1,253+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | January 24, 2009 | NYT Obituaries
    New York woman goes to meet Satan, her lord and master.
  • Barone: Media wanted Palin abortion

    11/11/2008 5:41:25 PM PST · by dormee · 28 replies · 451+ views
    Drudge ^ | 11/10/08 | me
    Sarah Palin with her husband, Todd, and son Trig, who has Down syndrome. Photo: AP A roomful of academics erupted in angry boos Tuesday morning after political analyst Michael Barone said journalists trashed Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republicans' vice presidential nominee, because "she did not abort her Down syndrome baby." Barone said in an e-mail that he "was attempting to be humorous and ... went over the line." Barone was speaking at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, to the 121st annual meeting of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, which calls itself the nation’s...
  • Granholm vetoes late-term abortion bill

    06/13/2008 6:19:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies · 179+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/13/2008
    LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Jennifer Granholm as expected has rejected a proposed ban on a late-term procedure that opponents call partial-birth abortion. Granholm announced Friday she vetoed the bill recently passed by the state Legislature. The bill was designed to mirror a federal ban that was ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court last year. The state-level measure does not include an exception for a mother's health, which Granholm says is why she won't support it. Granholm vetoed a 2004 ban, but hundreds of thousands of voters signed petitions that allowed the bill to become law with only the approval...
  • Michelle Obama Under Fire for 2004 Letter Defending Partial-Birth Abortions

    05/21/2008 3:54:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 46 replies · 525+ views
    Life News ^ | 5/21/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Michelle Obama, the attorney wife of pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, is coming under fire for a letter she wrote defending partial-birth abortions. The 2004 letter, written to help Obama in his campaign for his U.S. Senate seat, opposes the ban on the abortion procedure. In February 2004, Michelle Obama penned a fundraising letter to help her husband Barack raise funds for his Illinois-based Senate seat. The letter contends the federal ban on partial-birth abortions "is clearly unconstitutional" and "a flawed law." Though the three-day-long partial-birth abortion procedure involves the partial birth of a baby...
  • Michelle Obama Under Fire for Defending Partial-Birth Abortions

    05/21/2008 1:06:53 PM PDT · by SErtelt · 33 replies · 361+ views ^ | May 21, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Michelle Obama, the attorney wife of pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, is coming under fire for a letter she wrote defending partial-birth abortions. The 2004 letter, written to help Obama in his campaign for his U.S. Senate seat, opposes the ban on the abortion procedure.
  • Court strikes down Va. late-term abortion ban [Clinton judges in action]

    05/20/2008 4:38:12 PM PDT · by freespirited · 6 replies · 105+ views
    MSDNC ^ | 5/20/28 | AP
    A Virginia law banning a type of late-term abortion is still unconstitutional, even though a similar federal ban was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 2-1 decision by a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirms the same court’s 2005 ruling striking down the law. The Supreme Court had ordered the appeals court to take another look at Virginia’s statute after the ruling on the federal ban. The appeals court cited a key difference between the federal and state bans on the procedure that abortion opponents call “partial-birth abortion.” The...
  • Court strikes down state ban on abortion method

    05/20/2008 4:38:17 PM PDT · by Baladas · 8 replies · 90+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 20, 2008 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that a Virginia law banning an abortion procedure was unconstitutional because it infringed on a woman's right to end her pregnancy. The 2-1 decision by the appeals court based in Richmond, Virginia, was a victory for abortion rights advocates who had challenged the 2003 law that bans what it terms "partial birth infanticide." The U.S. Supreme Court last year upheld a federal law, the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act, saying it prohibited only a clearly defined method. It marked the first time the court has ever upheld a nationwide ban...
  • Barack Obama Defends Opposition to Partial-Birth Abortion Ban

    04/28/2008 8:53:25 AM PDT · by julieee · 28 replies · 326+ views ^ | April 28, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- In a Sunday interview, pro-abortion presidential candidate Barack Obama defended his opposition to a ban on partial-birth abortions. Though he wasn't in Congress at the time it voted on the ban, he said he would have supported it had it contained a health exception. However, doctors and medical groups readily acknowledge that the three-day-long abortion procedure -- involving the killing of an unborn baby halfway through the birthing process - never helps women medically. Obama also claimed pro-life advocates only brought the partial-birth abortion ban forward only to "polarize" the abortion debate. Full story at:
  • Proposed Amendment Would Allow Tennessee to Ban Partial-Birth Abortion

    04/28/2008 10:17:42 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 5 replies · 182+ views
    Vanity | April 28, 2008 | Vanity
    Proposed Amendment Would Allow Tennessee to Ban Partial-Birth Abortion House rules must be suspended by 2/3 of members for the majority to get a fair vote. About a week ago I sent you an urgent message asking you to contact members of the Tennessee House to urge their support for SJR 127. It is the proposed constitutional amendment that will allow Tennessee to pass a Constitutionally sound ban on partial-birth abortion. I just wanted to give you a friendly reminder that there is still time to act. And, in fact, your action now may be more important than before. (I'll...
  • Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Defends Partial-birth Abortion

    02/27/2008 8:14:07 PM PST · by MD-JD · 78 replies · 900+ views
    Associated Content ^ | October 24, 2006 | Donna Hope
    As transparently biased as the MSM is, it should raise flags when they ooh and ahh (24/7) over a politician, who, quite clearly, is also a Democrat with socialist views and a strong supporter of pro-abortion legislation, particularly the gruesome partial-birth abortion. I hope that the American people are not blinded by the continual media hype, and make an opinion based on the issues instead of the smooth talking, decent looks, and over-all charm. I’ve been disappointed to hear even friends of mine mention that simply because Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. speaks well and looks good, that he would make...
  • American Public Health Association Backs Partial Birth Abortion

    02/17/2008 12:59:39 PM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 122+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/15/08 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    WASHINGTON DC, February 15, 2008 ( - The American Public Health Association (APHA) yesterday announced a range of policies that were approved by the Association's Governing Council during last year's annual meeting in Washington, DC.Among a long list of generally positive health policy initiatives is a call for the removal of all restrictions that limit access to abortion in the US, including the repeal of parental consent laws and partial birth abortion bans.The APHA promotes itself as the largest association of "public health professionals" in the world. It's declared aim is to "protect all Americans and their communities from preventable,...
  • Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Defends Partial-birth Abortion

    02/16/2008 9:19:22 AM PST · by Perdogg · 84 replies · 801+ views ^ | published Oct 24, 2006 | By Donna Hope
    As transparently biased as the MSM is, it should raise flags when they ooh and ahh (24/7) over a politician, who, quite clearly, is also a Democrat with socialist views and a strong supporter of pro-abortion legislation, particularly the gruesome partial-birth abortion. I hope that the American people are not blinded by the continual media hype, and make an opinion based on the issues instead of the smooth talking, decent looks, and over-all charm. I’ve been disappointed to hear even friends of mine mention that simply because Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. speaks well and looks good, that he would make...
  • Kansas Legislator Backs Down From More Late-Term Abortion Restrictions

    09/01/2007 8:00:13 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 294+ views ^ | August 31, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven EditorAugust 31, 2007Topeka, KS ( -- A top pro-life Kansas lawmaker is backing down from proposing more restrictions on late-term abortions. Instead, state Rep. Arlen Siegfreid says he wants to make sure the health department is following the law and accurately and adequately reporting how many of the abortions are done and why.Siegfried also wants to propose new legislation making the reporting requirements for abortion practitioners more thorough.Current state law requires that late-term abortions only be done to save a woman's life or to prevent “substantial and irreversible harm” to “a major bodily function.” However, Wichita abortion...
  • Partial-Birth Abortion Ban's Legal Loophole

    08/18/2007 7:55:13 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 6 replies · 599+ views
    Fox News ^ | Lauren Green
    Much was made of Congress upholding the 2003 partial-birth abortion ban this past April. Pro-life groups applauded, while pro-choice groups ranted that it was chipping away at Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that made abortion legal in the United States. But, just last week, a story surfaced in the Boston Globe about how doctors are using lethal drugs to kill fetuses in the womb, so the baby is not alive when it's "delivered." Apparently, it's all legal. It allows doctors to circumvent the partial-birth abortion law, or at least the spirit of it, because the intent of the law...
  • Abortionist Tiller Goes "Judge Shopping" After Rejecting Pro-Life Judge

    08/17/2007 3:12:09 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 281+ views ^ | August 14, 2007 | Peter J. Smith
    Abortionist Tiller Goes "Judge Shopping" After Rejecting Pro-Life Judge By Peter J. SmithWICHITA, Kansas, August 14, 2007 ( - Notorious abortionist George Tiller and his attorneys filed a motion yesterday to replace the pro-life judge assigned to hear his case. Tiller faces 19 misdemeanor charges for violating a Kansas law that restricts late-term abortions.The motion represents an abrupt change in strategy by Tiller's attorneys, who on Friday had stated that they had no objection to pro-life judge Anthony Powell hearing the case, after Sedgwick County Chief Criminal Judge Gregory Waller excused himself from the case. Waller gave Powell the case...
  • George Tiller Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Illegal Late-Term Abortions

    08/07/2007 3:50:14 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 7 replies · 683+ views ^ | August 6, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Wichita, KS ( -- Infamous late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller was supposed to be arraigned this week on 19 criminal misdemeanor changes of allegedly illegal late-term abortions. However, in a surprise and hushed move, Tiller plead not guilty on Friday to the charges in an effort to avoid the media and pro-life protests. Tiller appeared in the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office for processing and was released on his own recognizance, which is common for misdemeanor cases. His attorney, Lee Thompson, would not tell the Associated Press why Tiller secretly went in five days early to enter his plea. “The law...
  • Barack Obama Defends His Christian Views Despite Supporting Abortion

    07/31/2007 3:38:01 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 19 replies · 678+ views ^ | July 30, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Barack Obama is a rising star within the Democratic Party and has a legitimate shot at becoming its nominee in the 2008 presidential race. Obama has a long record of supporting unlimited abortion but, in a recent interview with CBN News, he claims he has a strong Christian belief system. For most Christians, abortion is diametrically opposed to Biblical values. Leading Christian churches such as the Catholic Church, Southern Baptist Church, and many others strongly condemn abortion because it involves the destruction of human life made in God's image. But Obama, who has a 0 percent...
  • Louisiana Senator Loses Pro-Abortion Donations After Backing PBA Ban

    07/31/2007 3:21:13 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 401+ views ^ | July 30, 2007 | July 30, 2007
    Baton Rouge, LA ( -- Abortion advocacy groups typically aren't willing to budge when it comes to opposing even the most modest limitations on abortion. Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, found that out the hard way when she voted for a ban on partial-birth abortions. When Landrieu first ran for the U.S. Senate in 1996 in a heavily contested race, she enjoyed the support of all the leading pro-abortion groups. During that initial campaign, the pro-abortion EMILY's List, the largest political action committee in the nation and one that only supports pro-abortion women for Congressional races, was her biggest...
  • Leading Pro-Abortion Democrat: Slow Down on Supreme Court Judges

    07/31/2007 3:17:01 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 533+ views ^ | July 28, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- One of the top pro-abortion Democrats in the Senate says he wants Congress to slow down on confirming the next Supreme Court nominee if President Bush has a chance to pick one more before the end of his term. Sen. Charles Schumer, of New York, commented on the same day a poll showed a majority of Americans backed the high court's decision in the partial-birth abortion case. Schumer said on Friday at the American Constitution Society convention that the Senate should only confirm Bush's next high court nominee "in extraordinary circumstances" and should "reverse the presumption...
  • Majority of Americans Backed Supreme Court's Partial-Birth Abortion Ruling

    07/28/2007 5:12:24 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 381+ views ^ | July 28, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that a majority of Americans backed the Supreme Court's decision earlier this year to uphold a national ban on partial-birth abortions. The poll is consistent with other surveys showing Americans strongly opposing the gruesome abortion procedure. While abortion advocates frequently paint the high court's decision as out of step with the American public, the poll shows it is pro-abortion groups who don't represent most people. The poll found that 55 percent of Americans agreed with the decision upholding the national partial-birth abortion ban.The survey found that a majority of...
  • 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 ^ | July 16, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Baton Rouge, LA ( -- 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...
  • Louisiana Becomes First State to Ban Late-Term Abortions

    07/14/2007 4:40:58 PM PDT · by shield · 28 replies · 863+ views
    FoxNews ^ | July 13th, 2007 | AP
    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Louisiana became the first American state to outlaw a late-term abortion procedure on Friday, when the governor approved legislation allowing doctors to be prosecuted for performing the surgery. The new law allows so-called "partial birth" abortions in only one situation: when failure to perform it would endanger the mother's life. The procedure would be a crime in all other cases, even if the pregnancy is expected to cause health problems for the mother. Democratic Gov. Kathleen Blanco signed into law criminal penalties for doctors who perform the surgery: fines of between $1,000 and $10,000, and jail...
  • La. outlaws 'dilation and extraction' abortion

    07/14/2007 10:22:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 1,182+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 14, 2007
    State becomes first to ban controversial procedureBATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana became the first American state Friday to outlaw a controversial abortion procedure that involves partially removing the fetus intact from a woman's uterus, then crushing or cutting its skull to complete the abortion. The new law allows the procedure in only one situation at any time during pregnancy: when failure to perform it would endanger the mother's life. The procedure would be a crime in all other cases, even if the pregnancy is expected to cause health problems for the mother. Anti-abortion activists call the procedure "partial-birth abortion;" surgeons...
  • Partial Birth Abortion Ban Travesty

    07/12/2007 11:18:08 PM PDT · by Lesforlife · 32 replies · 1,465+ views
    Christian Worldview Network ^ | July 12, 2007 | Brian Rohrbough
    The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Travesty By Brian Rohrbough This past month, five WND pieces have run regarding our widely-publicized open letters to Dr. James Dobson in which we document the 30-year failure of the pro-life movement. Long ago, National Right To Life devised a strategy of introducing laws to regulate child-killing, and now in order to defend those immoral tactics, many of our greatest Christian leaders have adopted the secular humanist principle of moral relativism. The bad fruit of all this is a federal judiciary stacked with Republican pro-choice judges who reject the personhood of the child, and who issue...
  • Ex-Minuteman leaders form new border group [Patriots' Border Alliance]

    07/06/2007 5:18:58 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies · 481+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 6, 2007 | Jerry Seper
    Several former Minuteman leaders, angry over the organization's failure to account for hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of dollars in donations, have formed their own border-vigil operation. The Patriots' Border Alliance, led by Minuteman Civil Defense Corps leaders fired in May for raising questions about the group's finances, says it will carry on the mission of fighting illegal entry into the U.S. with volunteers who have "chosen to stand down" from MCDC. In a letter to Minuteman volunteers, former MCDC Deputy Executive Director Bob Wright said none of those terminated by MCDC President Chris Simcox "ever had their dedication questioned...
  • 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 ( -- 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...
  • 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 ^ | June 28, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Topeka, KS ( -- 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...
  • Louisianans OK partial-birth ban

    06/27/2007 10:41:40 AM PDT · by JKrive · 6 replies · 363+ views
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Legislature approved a ban on a late-term abortion procedure yesterday, the first state to do so since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal ban earlier this year. The House voted unanimously to approve a measure that would allow "partial-birth" abortions only when failure to perform it would endanger the mother's life. The procedure would be a crime in all other cases, including situations where the pregnancy is expected to cause health problems for the mother. The measure goes to Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, a Democrat who describes herself as pro-life but has...
  • 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 ^ | 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 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...
  • Michigan Ban on Partial-Birth Abortions Ruled Void in Federal Court

    06/04/2007 9:07:49 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 439+ views ^ | June 3, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Lansing, MI ( -- A federal appeals court has ruled the Michigan ban on partial-birth abortions unconstitutional in a decision released Monday. The court released the decision because the language of the ban in Michigan is different from the language of the federal partial-birth abortion ban the Supreme Court recently upheld. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals said it was reluctant to overturn the law, but indicated that Michigan legislators could have used other bans as models, such as an Ohio ban that it had already upheld. "We certainly are reluctant to interfere with a statute that represents the...
  • Louisiana House Panel Moves Ban on Partial-Birth Abortions Forward

    05/24/2007 1:56:38 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 262+ views ^ | May 23, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Baton Rouge, LA ( -- 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...
  • Leaders of anti-abortion groups criticize Dobson

    05/23/2007 12:35:44 PM PDT · by Lesforlife · 56 replies · 849+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | May 23, 2007 | Associated Press
    Leaders of anti-abortion groups criticize Dobson By Associated Press May 23, 2007 COLORADO SPRINGS — Leaders of four anti-abortion groups criticized Focus on the Family founder James Dobson today, saying he misrepresented a Supreme Court decision that upheld a ban on a controversial abortion technique. In a full-page ad in The Gazette newspaper in Colorado Springs, the group said Dobson wrongly characterized the court’s April ruling as a victory for abortion foes. The ad said the ruling will actually encourage medical professionals to find "less shocking" methods than late-term abortions, which abortion opponents often call "partial-birth abortion."
  • Proud of Two Abortions

    05/08/2007 11:20:22 AM PDT · by Scotswife · 286 replies · 5,480+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 6, 2007 | Dan Neil
    The abortion debate brought home He and his wife have always been pro-choice; recently, they were forced to make the Choice. By Dan Neil May 6, 2007 MY WIFE AND I just had an abortion. Two, actually. We walked into a doctor's office in downtown Los Angeles with four thriving fetuses — two girls and two boys — and walked out an hour later with just the girls, whom we will name, if we're lucky enough to keep them, Rosalind and Vivian. Rosalind is my mother's name. We didn't want to. We didn't mean to. We didn't do anything wrong,...
  • Pro-Life Group Blasts Philadelphia Inquirer's Anti-Catholic Abortion Cartoon

    04/23/2007 6:57:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies · 2,371+ views
    Life News ^ | April 22, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Philadelphia, PA ( -- The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper is coming under fire for a cartoon it ran following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the federal partial-birth abortion ban. The cartoon entitled “Church and State” features the five Catholic members of the high court wearing bishop miters. Joseph Cella, the head of Fidelis, a leading Catholic pro-life group, says the newspaper, "has breached the line of reasonable editorial commentary. This cartoon is venomous, terribly misleading and, blatantly anti-Catholic.""We call on the Inquirer to repudiate the cartoon’s anti-Catholic sentiment," Cella told in a statement.Cella says the cartoon suggests that the...