Stanek wkend Q: Why the uproar over Miss America’s stint at Planned Parenthood?

Stanek wkend Q: What does uproar over Miss America's stint at Planned Parenthood mean?

As National Right to Life president Carol Tobias noted, the revelation that newly crowned Miss America Kira Kazantsev interned last year at a New York Planned Parenthoodwill cast a shadow on her entire reign.”

Indeed, after LifeNews.com found that tidbit on Kazantsev’s now deleted LinkedIn profile, the Internet lit up with pro-life disgust over “Miss Abortion America” and pro-abortion defense of same with equal disdain for pro-life opposition.

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Huffington Post, Washington Times, Fox News, Celebrity Cafe, Salon, and The Daily Beast are just a sampling of the online news sources reporting on and opining about the controversy.

The online altercation is itself worth noting. Twenty years ago only one of the aforementioned news sites (WT) even existed. Before Al Gore invented the Internet, pro-life criticisms of such as this would have been lodged in a vacuum.

The fact that this is no longer true means even if pro-lifers are mocked for having a problem with Miss America’s advocacy for the United States’ largest abortion business, the message is getting through to somebody somewhere: There’s something wrong with Planned Parenthood, and it has to do with abortion.

This forces Planned Parenthood to activate its PR defense machine. Putting one’s opponent in a defensive position is always good.

Salon noted the Miss America Pageant’s “long pro-choice history,” but is abortion becoming more radioactive over the course of time? Has Planned Parenthood become more radioactive? (Why did Miss America feel the need to delete evidence of their connection?) Is the Miss America controversy an indicator, or nothing new?

Your thoughts?

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Pro-life blog buzz 9-19-14

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

  • Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust share several powerful experiences they have had in their campus outreach efforts. One Survivor encountered a rape victim who had a subsequent abortion:

    After she told me the circumstances of the assault, I asked her, “Did the abortion help you heal from the rape?”

    “You know, I never think of the rape itself anymore, but I think of this every day,” she gestured at the picture of the aborted child.

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Pro-life vid of day: Sisters give birth to sons hours apart

by Kelli

Two Pennsylvania sisters not only received news of their pregnancies a day apart… but gave birth to their sons just 22 hours apart.

From ABC7News.com comes the story of Emily Whitaker and Brigid Bink, who reportedly “still can’t believe” it all happened quite this way. Click the image below to watch:

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NRLC prez reacts to Miss America’s Planned Parenthood internship

by Carder

Miss AmericaIt would be a tragedy if someone who is looked up to by many young women actually buys into the Planned Parenthood abortion agenda. Unfortunately, most people in the country don’t know that Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider.

This will cast a shadow on her entire reign.

~ National Right to Life president Carol Tobias, criticizing Miss America 2015, Kira Kazantsev, for having interned at Planned Parenthood, Fox News, September 17

Obama uses the “Chicago Way” to illegally force taxpayers to fund abortion

chicago wayFour of Illinois’ last seven governors ended up in prison for corruption convictions ranging from bribery to racketeering.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in the state ironically known as the Land of Lincoln.

I doubt people truly grasped the meaning of the Chicago Way when they joked back in 2008 that Chicago politician Barack Obama took it with him to the White House.

But there are now plenty of examples of a lawless president who lets nothing stand between him and his agenda, which includes destroying political opponents and foes alike.

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Pro-life vid of day: Cosmo doesn’t speak for these women

by Hans Johnson

While some news magazines are known for making endorsements, it’s quite unusual for a more specialized medium to do so. One wouldn’t expect Popular Mechanics or Cat Fancy to get into the political fray. But Cosmopolitan has recently launched #CosmoVotes to do just that for the midterm elections. They will push for candidates who  support a strictly leftist slant on”women’s issues” such as unfettered access to abortion and birth control.

When Townhall editor and commentator Guy Benson wondered if Cosmo’s editors were serving their readers, NARAL used this as an example of sexism for a fundraising email.

But does Benson have a point? After all, isn’t a cosmopolitan one who is “free from local, provincial, or national ideas, prejudices, or attachments; at home all over the world?” Would excluding half the readers meet that definition? Here was the discussion on Fox News’ Outnumbered:

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Why the selective outrage over showing abortion victim images?

createdequaljumbotronby Kelli

Before the release of footage of one football player slugging his wife, he received a two game suspension. Later, when the footage revealing the actual strike was released to the public… people became disgusted. The slugger was punished twice for the same offense… [and is] no longer allowed to be a part of the NFL.

Imagine if the footage in those cases was not revealed. It would not have the same impact….

Animal rights and groups which feel compassion for abused, starved, tortured animals are allowed to show imagery on television and elsewhere. Where is the outrage over that?

Slaughtering a tiny new human being who is defenseless, innocent, and depends on mother for her life, is the worse of all the aforementioned, combined, yet, for some reason, people become all sensitive, outraged, and offended when defenders of innocent babies reveal the truth of abortion…. People become more upset if an animal in utero is abused or killed than a human baby suffering a worse fate….

Millions of people watch movies which depict women being assaulted, stripped naked, tortured, raped, dismembered, burned alive, screaming in agony and terror, pleading for mercy, pleading to be released, pleading for their lives….

Why is it so many have the stomach for such vile imagery… but demand that imagery of the real effects of elective, induced abortion are adamantly blocked, fought, and touted as unfit for public scrutiny?

It makes no sense.

Let people see what abortion really is and then let them defend the disgusting, truly offensive, violent, blood slaughter of innocent babies pushed by a society which raises abortion up to some sacred, wonderful experience and a badge of honor making a woman a conqueror, a victor over some weird concept of “power,” and “autonomy.”

Yes, high schoolers SHOULD see abortion victims. They might already be rather jaded from ingesting the imagery from all the abusive athletes, suffering animals, torture and abuse in movies, and so forth, but they should see and become educated in the truth and counter the whitewashed imagery of abortion as some wonderful, sacred, women liberating rite of passage.

~ Commenter William, remarking on why images of abortion victims should be seen by the public, in response to “Pro-life vid of day: Should high schoolers see abortion victims?” at JillStanek.com, September 17

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Pro-life vid of day: Should high schoolers see abortion victims?

westerville southby Kelli

Created Equal recently posted signs displaying the victims of abortion in front of Westerville South High School in Ohio (pictured), which disturbed some people.

One YouTube commenter even accused the group of “literally turning into Westboro Baptist!!!!” (One might reasonably object to the use of the term “literally” here, and to the suggestion that displaying images of the victims of a human atrocity is akin to spreading a message of hatred against soldiers and gays.)

But at least one woman passing by spoke in support of the group’s actions, believing Created Equal to be right to focus their campaign on teens. After all, we’re not talking about primary schoolers here. High schoolers can legally, and without parental notification in most cases, obtain abortions.

According to the abortion-favoring research organization Guttmacher, “Eighteen percent of U.S. women obtaining abortions are teenagers; those aged 15–17 obtain 6% of all abortions, 18–19-year-olds obtain 11%, and teens younger than 15 obtain 0.4%,” and “Fifty-one percent of women who have abortions had used a contraceptive method in the month they got pregnant, most commonly condoms (27%) or a hormonal method (17%).” These are the numbers, despite the promotion of comprehensive sex education in schools, and despite the over-the-counter distribution of emergency contraception, even to teens.

Warning: Some profanity…

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Could seeing abortion affect teens when they’re considering abortion? Do you agree or disagree with Created Equal’s actions?

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Duck Dynasty star: Don’t ever vote for pro-abortion politicians

1219-phil-robertson-2by Carder

There are about 90 to 100 million of us who claim Jesus. The problem is only half of you register to vote and out of the half of you that registers to vote, only half of that group actually goes and votes….

Therefore, when you’re looking up there and griping and complaining about what you see in Washington, D.C., you might as well shut up. The reason they’re there is we’re putting them there. If you don’t get anything else out of this, remember this — register to vote for crying out loud…

If the dude or woman is for ripping human fetuses out of their mother’s womb, don’t ever vote for that. Don’t ever say ‘yes’ to that. It’s terrible.

~ Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson admonishing Christians to register to vote and NOT to vote for pro-abortion politicians, The Times, September 15

Pro-life blog buzz 9-16-14

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

  • Saynsumthn’s Blog is also covering the story out of Rockford, Illinois, which reveals that “some Rockford Police officers are refusing to work in the former death mill which city leaders are considering using as a police station.”
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Seventy-five. That’s how long I want to live: 75 years….

[L]iving too long… renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived. It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic….

My father illustrates the situation well. About a decade ago, just shy of his 77th birthday, he… had a heart attack, which led to a cardiac catheterization and ultimately a bypass. Since then, he has not been the same. Once the prototype of a hyperactive Emanuel, suddenly his walking, his talking, his humor got slower.

Today he can swim, read the newspaper, needle his kids on the phone, and still live with my mother in their own house. But everything seems sluggish. Although he didn’t die from the heart attack, no one would say he is living a vibrant life. When he discussed it with me, my father said, “I have slowed down tremendously. That is a fact. I no longer make rounds at the hospital or teach.” Despite this, he also said he was happy….

But parents also cast a big shadow for most children. Whether estranged, disengaged, or deeply loving, they set expectations, render judgments, impose their opinions, interfere, and are generally a looming presence for even adult children. This can be wonderful. It can be annoying. It can be destructive. But it is inescapable as long as the parent is alive. Examples abound in life and literature: Lear, the quintessential Jewish mother, the Tiger Mom. And while children can never fully escape this weight even after a parent dies, there is much less pressure to conform to parental expectations and demands after they are gone.

~ Obamacare architect, and brother of former Obama chief-of-staff Rahm, Ezekiel Emanuel, The Atlantic, September 17

[HT: Kelli; photo via The Atlantic]

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