Stanek wkend Q: Will the House pass the 20-wk abortion ban this year?

mbn_foetus_200_280_55By now everyone knows what went down Thursday: GOP House leadership panicked and pulled the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, after promising the pro-life world they would pass it on the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision, the same day hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers were descending on Washington for the March for Life.

I’m told these same spineless, convictionless wimps are promising to introduce a retooled ban, but our people are now demanding a timeline, and they want the clock to start ticking SOON.

So what do you think? Will it happen? Also take the poll.


GOP’s Abortion Barbie causes a meltdown – of more than just the GOP


I was leaving the One Voice worship service at the Renaissance Hotel in D.C. Wednesday night, on my way to meet fellow pro-lifers at the Dubliner Pub (dichotomous activities, I know, at least for a Protestant :), when Casey Mattox of Alliance Defending Freedom stopped me in the hall.

“They’re pulling the 20-week ban,” said Casey, “and substituting ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion‘.”

Casey started walking again, feeling the urgency to pray he told me later, but I remained frozen, with my mouth agape, watching Casey until he entered the room I’d just exited.

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Pro-life blog buzz 1-23-15

pro-lifeby Kelli

  • Big Blue Wave points out the reluctance of those on the pro-abortion side of the aisle to state whether or not the human fetus at 20 weeks is, in fact, a human being. First, Nancy Pelosi dodged the question, and then Democrat Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland (where late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart kills viable children for a living), claimed that whether or not a 20-week preborn child is human “is not a real issue.”
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Pro-life vid of day: Shockwaves of abortion – in their own words

by Kelli

From CBN News comes this report on the new Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion campaign, and the reasons behind it, in the organizers’ own words:

Pro-life leaders gathered at the National Press Club just a few days before the Jan. 22 March for Life to announce that a special emphasis this year will be on the many and usually unpublicized ways abortion hurts.

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Rick Santorum on the Pope’s “be like rabbits” quote

by Carder

SantorumSometimes [it is] very difficult to listen to the Pope and some of the things he says off the cuff, and this is one of them….

When he speaks as the leader of the Catholic Church, I’ll certainly pay attention.
But when he speaks in interviews, he’s giving his own opinions, which I certainly will listen to, but from my perspective, that doesn’t reflect the idea that people shouldn’t be fruitful and multiply, and that people should be open to life as something that is a core value of the faith and of the Catholic Church.

~ Former Senator Rick Santorum (pictured with his special needs daughter, Isabella) on Pope Francis’ recent comment about how good Catholics do not have to “be like rabbits” quote, via Newsmax, January 21

Pro-life video of the day: Marching on for life

by Hans Johnson

Once more into the breach, as many thousands join the March For Life today. No matter the weather, no matter the indifference of the mainstream media, they will speak up for the millions of voiceless innocent victims of Roe v. Wade over these 42 years.

Millions who couldn’t make it this year will be there in spirit, urging the marchers to walk on!

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[HT: Katie Yoder]

The 1970’s called – they want their arguments back


by Kelli

There has been quite a learning curve in the pro-life movement since 1973. At first, many abortion opponents were driven by anger.

Abortion was now legal and innocent babies were dying every day. Women were being viewed as murderers rather than secondary victims of abortion. Extremists were blowing up clinics and shooting abortionists rather than viewing them also as human beings with the right to life and potential to change and repent. Slowly but surely the pro-life movement has risen up to meet the needs and countered every argument that can be used to attempt to justify an abortion.

Although there are still some radicals out there, now more than ever, the unconditional love of our loud majority is blossoming, not only toward the women and children in need but also toward those who rally support for abortion rights and those who facilitate abortions….

There is not an argument out there today that is used to justify abortion… which we don’t have the means to remedy. Yet the radical feminists, political figures who support abortion, and those who profit financially from it are still using those same untrue arguments that were initially used to legalize abortion.

They are still screaming that women have no rights over their reproduction. The truth is that women have rights over their reproduction that they ought not to. No one should have the right to decide the date of death for another human being.

So next time you hear an abortion supporter proclaim that pro-lifers don’t care about women, you can let them know that we are here to offer real solutions to women and their children.

We are winning this fight and have overturned their arguments with real solutions and we will not rest until all human life is protected and viewed as having intrinsic value.

~ Meagan Weber, “The 1970’s Called – They Want Their Arguments Back,” The Guiding Star Project, January 19

[Photo of March for Life 2015 via The Daily Caller]

Pro-life vid of day: Church takes heat for hosting PP fundraiser

pp-chili-for-choiceby Hans Johnson

St. James Episcopal Church in Wichita, Kansas, is participating in nationwide celebratory fundraisers for Planned Parenthood on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Called Chili for Choice. it will charge up to $1,000 a plate.

In 1967, the Episcopal Church supported abortion in the case of the three oft-cited exceptions, and in 1994 further equivocated in opposing legislative impediments to an “informed choice.”

A protest is scheduled at the church this Sunday. They have been flooded with calls about their involvement, hanging up on at least one blunt questioner. Here a man is having a tough time getting a straight answer from a church representative who doesn’t “want to get into if it’s evil or good.”

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Jon Stewart’s Daily Show mocks preborn children

Jon Stewartby Carder

In an interview with one of these lawyers, Jessica Williams asked such snarky questions like “how do you maintain confidentiality with your client” and “how do you know if a fetus is innocent?” The lawyer wasn’t amused, calling out Williams for asking nonsensical questions and even accused her of playing “theater of the absurd.”

The segment hit its lowest point when Williams mimicked vomiting and asked “what is that?” as the lawyer showed her figurines of unborn babies during various stages of pregnancy.

“This is a human life,” the lawyer said.

“Oh, thank God, I thought you were trying to get me to buy chocolate to support your basketball team,” she replied.

~ Paul Bois describing a video segment on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show in which a feminist “investigates” Alabama’s newest pro-life law, Truth Revolt, January 16

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Pro-life blog buzz 1-20-15

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

  • ProWomanProLife denounces the expansion of abortion in Canada via RU-486 “without any democratic process.”
  • At ProLife365, Kevin Kukla discusses the life-saving potential of organ donation – but also lists four reasons why you might want to “rethink” your organ donor status.


  • Secular Pro-Life gets behind the faith-based Focus on the Family organization’s #iseetwo campaign. Social media can save lives.
  • Survivors encourages us to have the same urgency in the pro-life movement that the Civil Rights movement displayed. We have made progress but we must have the sense of urgency and perseverance to see it through after the March for Life is over.
  • Saynsumthn discusses the “communist anarchist group Stop Patriarchy” which plans to counter protest Black, pro-life “fascist” Christian preachers who refer to abortion as Black genocide. Stop Patriarchy claims “Abortion is liberating – NOT ‘genocidal.'”
  • Reflections of a Paralytic was featured on a radio program discussing the best and worst of events occurring in the realm of bioethics in 2014.

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  • Right to Life of Michigan says the United Nations is honoring notorious abortionist Willie Parker (pictured right) for showing “courage” in “defending human rights for women.” Interestingly, they avoid the “A” word at all costs, when Parker makes his living robbing preborn children of their human rights.
  • Wesley J. Smith addresses the false idea that pro-lifers only care about children before birth. Disclosing that he never engaged personally with pro-lifers until he became involved with the fight against assisted suicide, Smith says he found pro-lifers to be completely selfless in their care and support for women, men and born children. Smith says that he noticed one thing that seems to be behind the pro-abortion movement’s rhetoric – money:

    Every time a woman doesn’t abort at PP, it costs the organization money. In fact, the group is apparently so financially reliant on terminations, that when a new Texas law forced clinics to stop performing abortions, some PP facilities closed down. So much for being about birth control and cancer screening.

    Facts, not demonization.

    Moreover, some notable pro-choicers are coming out as positively pro-abortion. Indeed, the argument is now being made in some quarters that fewer abortions is nothing to celebrate because it implies there is a moral problem in the first place.


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Jill Stanek is a nurse turned speaker, columnist and blogger, a national figure in the effort to protect both preborn and postborn innocent human life.

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What the Media says »

boehner-cowardReally driving home this shameful dichotomy yesterday, as Republicans peed themselves in fear over the prospect of appearing slightly opposed to murdering babies, President Barack Obama issued a radical pro-abortion statement declaring child murder a “core constitutional right.”

Once again, while the GOP scrambles to find the “middle” of the abortion debate, the left makes it clear that they intend to make no concessions. They want all abortion legal, and they want it free, and they want us to celebrate it. And they’ll insist on all of that while telling those simpering, gullible Republicans that they have to be balanced on the issue.

~ Pro-life blogger Matt Walsh, The Blaze, January 23

[HT: Kelli]

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