Pro-life blog buzz 8-22-14

pro-lifeby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

  • Americans United for Life remarks on the Iowa court win upholding the ban on webcam abortions in the state. The ban was put in place by the Iowa Board of Medicine:

    During the litigation, Planned Parenthood admitted that, under its preferred method of chemical abortion, a physician never physically meets with a woman. Moreover, staff members — such as certified medical assistants (CMAs) — conduct physical exams or ultrasounds instead of doctors or other licensed healthcare providers.

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  • Big Blue Wave caught President Obama’s recent press conference addressing the massacre of innocents. Consider Obama’s statements in light of his support for the nation’s largest abortion chain as well as his defense of partial birth- and live birth abortion, and they are stunning.
  • A Culture of Life has some strong words for a new website in New Zealand created not to expose doctors who perform abortions, but to harass medical professionals who express pro-life views:

    On Sunday, ALRANZ launched a new website called “My Decision” which aims to intimidate and bully pro-life doctors through naming them and publishing women’s stories about their experiences with “hostile or unhelpful health professionals.”

    Through the website ALRANZ wants to take options away from women by publishing the names of these individuals and organisations. By doing this, it is being inferred that they are archaic, putting their own beliefs over and above good medicine, good science. But these pro-life health professionals and crisis pregnancy centres are being honest, not only about their beliefs, but the science and medical evidence which shows that human life begins at the moment of fertilization and that some so-called contraceptives are abortifacient.

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  • At Coming Home, Dr. Gerard Nadal responds to the viral news about noted atheist Richard Dawkins (pictured right) who recently claimed on Twitter that it is “immoral” not to abort a child with Down syndrome:

    One can scarce envision a population more given to unconditional love than the Down Syndrome community. Those such as Dawkins, who reject the very idea that there is a God who is love itself, who advocate the slaughter of babies for want of something that approximates normal function, are those most in need of love themselves. There is something in them that was frustrated along the way, perhaps the perception that their love was not welcome in those to whom it should have flowed, and from whom they should have received that love which could have completed what was lacking in them.

  • Live Action News and Operation Rescue share the news that today, notorious creator of partial birth abortion Dr. Martin Haskell, will perform his last surgical abortion at his Sharonville, Ohio, clinic.
  • Bound4Life posts the testimony of a post-abortive mother, meant to encourage pro-lifers to continue praying and witnessing for life.
  • Pro-Life in TN has video of a recent meeting of the Tennessee General Assembly in which it is revealed that the TN Department of Health does not license or regularly inspect abortion clinics – unlike surgical centers. This leads to a “let the buyer beware” situation for women seeking abortions who enter under the false assumption that they have some assurance of safety:
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[Images via Big Blue Wave and ppsimmons.blogspot.com]

Planned Parenthood New Orleans building contractor fined by state for violations

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Two contractors have been cited for violations in Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s latest woe while attempting to construct a new abortion clinic in New Orleans.

The State of Louisiana has fined Barre McNeely Investments, LLC, a total of $2,500 for falsely completing state forms. Company owner Larry McNeely wrote “BMI, LLC” on all permits and contracts in an apparent attempt to hide his company’s identity. But it is illegal to use other than a company’s licensed name on state documents.

Barre was also cited for hiring an unlicensed subcontractor, Quality Diamond Products, which was fined a total of $4,500.

Archbishop Aymond, who threatened to blacklist anyone associated with building Planned Parenthood New Orleans abortion clinicThe Planned Parenthood building project has been plagued by setbacks since its launch, thanks in large part to New Orleans’ pro-life community.

The Catholic Archbishop of New Orleans, Most Rev. Gregory Aymond (pictured right), dealt a huge blow in January when he published a letter in the Clarion Herald threatening to blacklist “every person or organization” involved in building the abortion mill.

When Planned Parenthood kicked off construction in May 2013, at a church no less, it projected the 7-8,000 sq ft building would cost $4.2 million and be up and running by now.

Permit Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Louisiana for abortion clinicA permit filed with the City of New Orleans showed Planned Parenthood originally scheduled a final inspection for August 18, meaning this was the date it projected the building to be completed.

That isn’t going to happen.

Fox8 reported in January 2014 “the lot sits untouched” eight months after Planned Parenthood’s big ceremonial ground-breaking, this apparently because it had trouble finding anyone to build its chop shop.

Planned Parenthood finally got something started in April, but the project has made little progress since then. Fox8 reported on August 20 there had been no work done for “several weeks.”

Planned Parenthood’s sign now says it will open in early 2015…

Planned Parenthood New Orleans abortion clinic contractor cited for violations

We all hope and pray not.

Planned Parenthood Louisiana and its parent affiliate, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, are hot messes at present.

390756_284329228286507_1809243706_nOnly last week PPL’s state director, Melissa Flournoy, pictured right, had to resign after making racist statements.

In 2013 the Louisiana state legislature directed several departments to launch an investigation after PPGC was fined $4.3 million for Medicaid fraud in Texas. While the Legislative Auditor found no wrong-doing, investigations by the Department of Health and Inspector General are ongoing.

In November 2013 Planned Parenthood Louisiana voluntarily reimbursed the state $33,739.13 after conducting “a self-audit in which they determined that one of their nurses had been writing and issuing prescriptions without proper authority,” according to Alliance Defending Freedom.

That’s called covering one’s behind.

Here’s one final shot, courtesy of Louisiana Coalition for Life, of Planned Parenthood’s New Orleans junkyard at present. May it stay this way…

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Pro-life vid of day: Couple borrows from Coke ad to make announcement

by Hans Johnson

In this clever take-off of the personalized “Share a Coke” advertising campaign, Patrick and Whitney McGillicuddy, both 25 and from Los Angeles, share the news that they’re expecting.

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[HT: Live Action]

Slimy pro-abortion congressional candidate mails condoms to pro-lifers

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Why do I think Democrat pro-abortion congressional candidate James Woods is slimy?

Aside from the fact Woods retaliated against a pro-life letter writing campaign by mailing condoms back to pro-lifers, he introduced his condom strategy on Facebook with “Got Wood(s)?” What person running for U.S. Congress goes gutter like that?

Woods is also a card-carrying atheist, which may help explain his lack of decorum. Here’s the letter he sent with his condoms:

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Pro-life daily vid: Pro-lifer responds to ALS ice bucket challenge

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Pro-lifer Reilly Ball (pictured right) responded to the popular ALS ice bucket challenge on her blog, explaining her pro-life perspective both there and on her YouTube page:

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Journalism prof: Abortion not difficult choice “for most women”

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… [E]ven supposedly “pro-choice” forces buy into the idea that shame is attached to sexual women. Abortion… is described as being a “difficult decision,” one that women struggle with if they are faced with an unwanted pregnancy. That is simply not true for most women. It’s not a difficult decision. If you don’t believe in abortion, it’s not a difficult decision because you’re not going to do it.

If you think abortion is not wrong, it’s not a tough decision because it’s the only way to make sure you don’t have to go through an unwanted pregnancy and childbirth. Calling it “difficult” – or suggesting that women feel bad or guilty or conflicted about it afterward – merely gives ammunition to those who think women need to be counseled before considering abortion, as though they’re all a bunch of emotional, unstable creatures who couldn’t possibly understand what they are doing.

Women know exactly what they are doing when they have abortions. Agree with it or not, but don’t assume the only reason she’s having one is because she’s too confused or distraught to make a rational decision.

~ Boston University political journalism professor Susan Milligan, who apparently feels qualified to speak for women who abort (while dismissing the idea of post-abortion regret), US News & World Report, August 20

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Pro-life news brief 8-20-14

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • “Intellectual” Richard Dawkins told someone on Twitter that bringing a child with Down Syndrome to birth is “immoral.”
  • An Alabama abortion clinic (which couldn’t meet safety standards at its current location) has been given permission to relocate.
  • Martin Haskell’s abortion clinic in Sharonville, Ohio, is dropping its appeal. They’ll stop performing surgical abortions on Friday. The clinic apparently plans on trying to stay in business by offering RU-486 chemical abortions.
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Abortion enthusiasts promote illegal abortions

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During the last week of May abortion proponent Dawn Porter and members of the National Network of Abortion Funds traversed southern Texas and upper Mexico to film footage for an upcoming documentary, Trapped.

Trapped will “look at the impact of Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws in the southern United States, and their disproportionate effect on women living in poverty.”

There are currently no abortion clinics in the Rio Grande Valley, which borders Mexico. The nearest one in the U.S. is 230 miles north in San Antonio.

The group filmed themselves crossing the border to buy Misoprostol, an ulcer drug that is used off-label to induce abortions.

Misoprostol is available only by prescription in the U.S. and can only be dispensed by doctors for abortions. But it can be purchased over-the-counter in Mexico.

After the purchase, NNAF tweeted photos, along with instructions on how to use Misoprostol illegally to self-induce an abortion…

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Pro-life vid of day: Abortionist to pro-lifer – “You’re a bad mother”

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by Hans Johnson

A project called Killers Among Us was launched last year by Created Equal. It has distributed thousands of postcards in Columbus, Ohio, alerting the public to the “work” of Mervyn and Milroy Samuel. The father and son late-term abortionists have admitting privileges at several area Catholic hospitals.

Mervyn Samuel (pictured) took photos of protesters outside his clinic, saying to one boy, “Here! Here boy!” and to his mother, “Look, I got your son!”  After “guessing” she had had an abortion (and why should that trouble her?) he walked back to his clinic with the parting shot: “So, you will be on Facebook!”

Turning back, he scolded, “This is how he learns bad habits,” and “So, he is going to get somebody pregnant!” And last but not least: “You’re a bad mother!”

Clearly, he doesn’t want this or any young person to be informed of what he does. That would be bad for business.

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[HT: Mark Harrington]

Planned Parenthood CEO uses Ferguson to push abortion

Heartbroken by the events unfolding in #Ferguson. A parent’s right to raise their child in love and safety, and to dream that their child will have every opportunity in the world to grow into a fiercely independent adult is a fundamental issue of reproductive justice. As a feminist, as an organizer, and most of all as a parent, my thoughts are with Lesley McSpadden.

~ Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards on Facebook, August 14, adding this graphic, with the fine print, “Repeal Hyde Art Project,” which seeks to force taxpayer funding of abortions for all pregnant mothers on Medicaid. Click to enlarge:

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[HT: Townhall.com via Kelli]

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