Pro-life video of the day: Roe survivors for life

by Hans Johnson

Texas Alliance for Life made a video with women highlighting the ups and downs of the pro-life movement year by year since Roe v. Wade – represented by a woman who was safely born in that year.

Each expresses the hope that we all have – that “my generation will end abortion.”

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[HT: Jack Hargett]

BREAKING: Jill Stanek, pro-lifers arrested at pro-life sit-in

by Kelli

UPDATE, 4:30 CST: Jill and at least two other protesters have now been released.

The planned sit-in/prayer vigil at Speaker John Boehner’s office today has culminated in the arrest of eight pro-life leaders, including Rev. Pat Mahoney and our own Jill Stanek.

Here is the speech that Jill gave just before she was arrested. Please be in prayer for these leaders, who were attempting to give voice to preborn children:

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There is also a Twitter campaign underway at #freetheban. Follow it here, and add your voice.

[HT: Daena]

Pro-life vid of the day: Human placenta project underway

by Hans Johnson

Most human organs are absolutely vital to our health and well-being. Even those we once considered to be vestigial have turned out to have a use we just didn’t understand before. But there’s one organ that is temporary – here and gone in less than a year.

The National Institutes of Health is funding The Human Placenta Project with $41.5 million to study this essential life-nurturing organ in everyone’s first cradle.

Let’s hope that the more is learned, the more respect there is for the purpose of these miraculous organs. That we don’t lose sight of the “forest” of babies because of these placental “trees”.

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[HT: TheBlaze]

Pro-life blog buzz 3-24-15

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  • Kansans for Life reports that the late George Tiller’s “rubber stamper” abortionist, Ann Kristin Neuhaus, is continuing her attempts to get her medical license revocation overturned:

    This past January, the [KS Board of Healing Arts] issued a second revocation against Neuhaus on the single issue of incomplete medical files for those 11 teens. This was her “third strike” said the Board; she had been cited in past years for improper patient documentation and had violated her legal stipulation to amend her ways. The Board order characterized her as stubborn and “incapable of successful rehabilitation,” and assessed legal costs at just under $32,000.

    But earlier this month Neuhaus petitioned Judge Theis to again block the Board’s revocation and dismiss the legal expenses.

  • At Live Action News, Rebecca Downs has a short list of 10 well-known names who are pro-life converts. Would you add any names to this list?

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  • Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life says a bill on abortion facility licensing has “passed through a second committee of the Minnesota House of Representatives“:

    The bill (H.F. 606), authored by Rep. Debra Kiel [pictured, left], R-Crookston, would require facilities that perform 10 or more abortions per month to be licensed by the state commissioner of health. It would also authorize inspections of abortion facilities (up to two inspections per year), with no prior notice required.

    Abortion centers in Minnesota currently are neither licensed nor inspected by any state agency — even though dangerous conditions and unscrupulous abortionists have been discovered in numerous other states. The proposed legislation would rectify this problem by applying the licensing requirements for outpatient surgical centers to abortion centers.

  • At ProLife365, Kevin Kukla calls out pro-abortion environmentalists, whom he believes “try to compensate for their unnatural sexual lifestyles by convincing us environmental activism is much more important” than saving human life:

    I realize not everyone who opposes animal testing or deforestation subscribes to the creed of the Culture of Death. I admit I am painting with a broad brush, to some degree.

    The point is, those who rail against the supposed destruction of Mother Earth often are doing so merely as compensation for NOT caring about the dignity of human life….

    The denial needs to end for liberals on abortion and other sinful behaviors.

    In reality, every person has an innate desire, by way of the Natural Law, to sacrifice for something greater than himself. Every person has a need to love and to be loved. Sacrificing babies in the name of preserving one’s lifestyle is not love. Using others for cheap sex is not love either. The Culture of Death, thus, can never satisfy the innate desires of the soul.

    No amount of hand wringing over poaching or global warming will fix that.

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  • FRC Blog draws attention to an article on one woman’s feelings about being raised in a lesbian household. While the media paints solely a positive picture of gay parenting, it appears that some children are aching to know their biological parents:

    In her loving, gentle, but painfully honest open letter to advocates of same-sex marriage, Heather Barwick [pictured, right] describes being raised by two lesbians. Her mother and her partner loved Heather, but couldn’t replace her “deep-down unquenchable ache for a father, for a man.” Following are some excerpts from her moving piece, which is addressed specifically to same-sex partners raising children:

    … “Gay marriage doesn’t just redefine marriage, but also parenting. It promotes and normalizes a family structure that necessarily denies us something precious and foundational. It denies us something we need and long for, while at the same time tells us that we don’t need what we naturally crave. That we will be okay. But we’re not. We’re hurting….

    It’s not just me. There are so many of us. Many of us are too scared to speak up and tell you about our hurt and pain, because for whatever reason it feels like you’re not listening. That you don’t want to hear. If we say we are hurting because we were raised by same-sex parents, we are either ignored or labeled a hater.”

[Photos via mnhrcc.com and The Federalist]

Pro-life news brief 3-24-15

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • A member of 40 Days for Life was praying outside a Planned Parenthood in Austin, Texas, when someone in a car threw a flaming object at her:

    Police arrested a driver Monday night who they say threw a flaming object from a car near the Planned Parenthood clinic on East Ben White Boulevard near South Congress. Austin police received the call shortly after 6 p.m., and members of the bomb squad responded. No one was injured and nothing was damaged, police said.

  • A man in Pennsylvania was arrested for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl and discussing his plan to take her for an abortion:

    According to court papers, the child’s mother discovered the abuse when her daughter had a positive pregnancy test.

    Shenandoah police say a social worker from Massachusetts reported a man using the name “Carlos” from Shenandoah was looking to get an abortion for his 12-year-old girlfriend.

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  • A Chicago teenager charged with killing her mother in Bali is claiming her mother forced her to have two abortions and was attempting to force her to have a third:

    He said [Sheila] von Wiese-Mack had “forced” her daughter, Heather Mack [pictured far left], to have two earlier abortions and was seeking legal control so that she could compel a third procedure to terminate the teen’s latest pregnancy.

    Mack, 19, gave birth this week to a girl in an Indonesian hospital. She and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer [pictured left], 21, of Oak Park, are charged with murder in her mother’s August death. They could face a firing squad if convicted.

  • The New Hampshire Union Leader rips into Senator Jeanne Shaheen for her opposition to the Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking Act:

    Sex trafficking is a crime that almost exclusively victimizes women and girls. According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, 90 percent of sex trafficking victims in the United States last year were female.

    Shaheen is refusing to help these abuse victims until Republicans agree to make taxpayers finance abortions. What a loathsome, cowardly, cynical thing to do.

Pro-life vid of the day: 4-D scans show smoking affects preborn

by Hans Johnson

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It has long been known that babies of smoking mothers are often underweight and can suffer from many health problems, but now through ultrasound we can see for ourselves that one is not only eating for two, but smoking for two.

A comparison study conducted by Dr. Nadja Reissland in the U.K. showed noticeable differences in the behavior of fetuses. The top row in the photo above shows a more agitated 32-week baby of a mother who smokes, while the bottom images show a more typically serene baby of a non-smoker at the same age:

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[HT: Kelli]

USA Today columnist predicts the future of abortion in America

prolifegenerationby Kelli

Though the U.S. demographic future is more skeptical of abortion, and will limit abortion more than it is now (likely bringing it into line with Europe’s far more restrictive abortion laws), future Americans will also make substantial room for choice, especially in difficult situations.

Abortion-rights activists like to tell scary stories about the possibility that women whose lives are threatened or who are victims of sexual violence will be denied abortions, but even nearly 70% of pro-lifers want abortion to be legal in those circumstances.

At bottom, young people simply don’t share the basic assumptions of an outdated abortion debate in which it’s either the mother or the embryo. While they want to limit abortion, young people also want much more social support for women, especially when it comes to their being able to keep their children. They will be the generation to finally bring us things such as mandatory paid paternal leave, affordable child care and strictly enforced gender discrimination laws in the workplace.

In short, they will refuse to choose between protecting mother and embryo.

~ Charles C. Camosy, USA Today, March 23

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Pro-life vids of day: Offered no choice at Planned Parenthood

by Kelli

For their Planned Parenthood Project, Students for Life of America has set up factual, eye-catching, non-graphic displays at numerous universities in several states.

They never fail to get a reaction – some stranger than others – and in the following two videos, young women share their experiences with abortion and Planned Parenthood:

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[HT: Students for Life]

Elton John hits back at gay adoption criticism

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How dare you refer to my beautiful children as “synthetic”. And shame on you for wagging your judgemental little fingers at IVF – a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfil their dream of having children. Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions.

I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again.

~ Singer Elton John throwing an Instagram temper tantrum over the recent controversial remarks against gay adoptions by designers Dolce and Gabbana, via Today, March 19

Sunday funnies 3-22-15

Good morning, and Happy Sunday! Here were my top five seven favorite political cartoons this week. Be sure to vote for your fav in the poll at the bottom of this post!

a twofer by Steve Kelley at Townhall.com
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by Kelli

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The story follows 3-year-old Lee as he and his father discuss his unnamed older sister, whom Lee sees as a ghost sitting by his side as dad and mom read stories to him. The young boy believes his sister is a ghost because “she lived before me, but Mama couldn’t keep her. Mama says she is a ghost.”…

Before the story wraps up with a family craft session to make a superhero costume for Lee, the boy’s uncle joins the conversation about his ghost sister.

When the uncle asks, “Why is your sister a ghost, Lee?”

The boy responds, “Mama had an abortion before she had me,” then reassures his uncle by saying, “Sister is a happy ghost!”

~ Mike Opelka, reporting on Mary Walling Blackburn’s children’s e-book Sister Apple, Sister Pig, The Blaze, March 24

Note: The book’s introductory page reads: “To Little Friends, earthly and unwordly. Masochists, look elsewhere; between these pages you will not find the ‘luxury of grief,’ culpability’s sharp sting or salty guilt.”

[HT: Carole; image from e-flux.com via The Blaze]

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