Pro-life vid of day: Toddler amputee’s determination inspires

by Hans Johnson

A video showing a two-year-old boy learning to use his prosthetic legs for the first time was uploaded on YouTube on the Fourth of July. His heartwarming declaration of “I got it!” made the video immediately go viral. But Kayden’s inspiration might not have been here at all, had his parents succumbed to doctors’ pressure to abort him. His mother, Nikki, writes:

Kayden Elijah Kinckle was born on June 3, 2012, with an Omphalocele (where some organs remain outside the body) and Amniotic Band Syndrome (where string-like bands are wrapped around the legs and feet while in the womb). These complications led to some deformity with his legs and feet. As a result, Kayden had two abdominal surgeries immediately after birth, and most recently he underwent a double-amputation of his right foot and left leg.

A book suggestion for the family, interviewed here on Fox & Friends, would be The Little Engine That Could:

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Planned Parenthood captures abortion monopoly in Texas

Planned Parenthood abortion monopoly in TexasOn September 1 a new pro-life law will take effect in Texas that requires abortion clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers, abortionists to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of the clinic, and the abortion pill RU-486 to be dispensed per FDA protocol.

And on that day Planned Parenthood will seize control of the Texas abortion market, since it will at that point own six* of the eight remaining abortion clinics.

Only two years ago there were 44 abortion clinics in Texas. The new law is purging smaller and subpar chop shops, including some of Planned Parenthood’s own.

But no surprise, the United States’ largest abortion business is seizing this opportunity to re-expand and drive the remaining independent abortion clinics under, so as to capture the Lone Star State’s lucrative abortion trade. The abortion death toll there (77,592 in 2010) accounts for almost 8% of all abortions committed in the U.S. annually.

Ever the liar, Planned Parenthood purchased property for two new clinics in Dallas and San Antonio after it claimed the law would doom abortion access.

Planned Parenthood killing the competition

Moreover, Dallas and San Antonio already had established abortion ambulatory surgical centers that qualify to remain open under HB2 – they’re just not Planned Parenthood clinics.

Texas is a huge state, so there are several “unserved” locations Planned Parenthood could have picked to add new abortion clinics.

But Planned Parenthood chose instead to compete head to head with rivals, demonstrating it is cut-throat in more ways than one. Any Planned Parenthood exec such as CEO Cecile Richards who complains about declining “abortion access” in Texas is a hypocrite. They are purposefully making Planned Parenthood a contributing factor, demonstrating once again their concern is not about women but about money.

Doubling its abortion market share

In 2011, Planned Parenthood owned approximately 14 of the state’s 44 abortion clinics, or 32% of the market share, according to Emily Horne of Texas Right to Life. After the dust settles on September 1 Planned Parenthood will own as much as 75%* of the market share, more than doubling its cut of abortion profits in Texas.

Dallas Planned Parenthood abortion clinicOne additional bit of Planned Parenthood hypocrisy, as noted by Texas Right to Life:

Planned Parenthood has purchased an existing ASC [in Dallas, pictured right] and is making minor renovations in order to use it for abortion.

The news comes after Planned Parenthood officials insisted that the perceived burden of converting their facilities into ambulatory surgical centers would be too great and would force them to cease their operations. Melaney Linton of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast said last year, “You can’t just do a few renovations and convert a facility that is already existing.” And yet, converting a “facility that is already existing” is exactly what Planned Parenthood is doing….

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*The actual number of Planned Parenthood and independent abortion clinics that will be left standing in Texas on September 1 varies slightly by news story.

While RH Reality Check says Planned Parenthood will have six, Healthcare Daily says it may have seven, and Planned Parenthood’s own website says it has five. Meanwhile, several news sources, like Kaiser, claim the total number of Texas abortion clinics in September will be six.

It is possible that one or more of the nonabortion clinics Planned Parenthood is “renovat[ing],” in Addison, Arlington, Cedar Hill, and Lewisville, is covertly being converted into an abortion clinic. Or Planned Parenthood is secretly prepping a brand new site as I type.

And, of course, Chicken Little abortion proponents may be low balling the grand total for drama.

Current abortion clinic count

At any rate, for those trying to keep track, here is the current tally of Texas abortion clinics that will remain open on September 1. The count is in flux but at present is eight total, with Planned Parenthood owning five. Thanks to Karen at the Catholic Pro-life Committee and Rachel and Emily at Texas Right to Life for help with the compilation:

Austin

  • Planned Parenthood on East Ben White Blvd.

Dallas

  • Planned Parenthood on West Virginia Dr. – set to open in a few weeks (Planned Parenthood on Greenville Ave. will have to stop committing abortions on September 1)
  • Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center also on Greenville Ave.

Fort Worth

  • Planned Parenthood on John Ryan Dr.

Houston

  • Planned Parenthood on Gulf Freeway
  • Texas Ambulatory Surgical Center on North Shepherd

San Antonio

  • Planned Parenthood at as yet unknown secret location, opening a new $5 million clinic by September 1 (Planned Parenthood on Babcock Rd. will have to stop committing abortions on September 1)
  • Whole Woman’s Health of San Antonio on East Southcross

[Photo of the Dallas clinic via LifeSiteNews.com]

Pro-life blog buzz 7-22-14

pro-lifeby Kelli

  • American Life League’s Judie Brown discusses the latest idea in birth conrol technology – remote control contraception:

    Technology Review says the wireless implant, if approved for safety and efficacy, could make it possible for a woman to turn her birth control on and off at will by using a remote-control device. The implanted chip contains the chemical levonorgestrel—the same ingredient in Plan B One-Step (emergency contraception)….CBS News states, “The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has committed funding to a preclinical trial on a user-controlled microchip that can effectively prevent unwanted pregnancies for up to 16 years. The futuristic birth control method could make it to the general market as early as 2018.”

    But even some on the Left are concerned that such technology could be used on women against their wills, aiding both eugenicists and sex traffickers.

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Pro-life daily vid: 40 Days for Life offers hope in the darkness

by Hans Johnson

There is the famous quote from the Talmud that “whoever saves one life saves the world entire.” (See this clip from Schindler’s List.)  At the forefront of the Pro-Life Movement is 40 Days For Life.  Here is an overview of their ministry, which has saved more than 7500 lives so far.

Be a part of 40 Days in your community! The deadline to register a fall campaign is today.

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Sexual revolution replaced guillotines with Planned Parenthood

murder_haryanaby Kelli

It’s especially bizarre, I think, when those on the Left turn out to enthusiastically celebrate any new revelation of a cultural figure having an abortion. The more they admire the person, it seems the happier they are at the “courage” of said person having had an abortion. A bit unintentionally insulting, don’t you think? I admire you so much! I’m so glad you terminated a child that might have had your talent or been a lot like you!

Revolutions, however, famously do not discriminate in their grim reaping of human life. The Sexual Revolution is no different, even though we’ve replaced guillotines with Planned Parenthood clinics. The crowds cheered both, and the similarity between a howling mob and a pro-choice rally is striking to say the least.

Perhaps it is Peter Hitchens who has the best explanation: “I think that abortion is much beloved by revolutionaries,” he noted gravely, “because they always like the mob to get their hands in blood and commit some sort of crime of their own.”

~ Jonathon Van Maren, “The abortion of JFK’s children was evil – but it’s also a tragic loss,” LifeSiteNews.com, July 21

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Pro-life vid of day: Pregnant mom has eye removed to save baby

by Kelli

From Breitbart comes the story of pregnant mother Chantal Gauthier-Vaillancourt from Canada, a midwife with malignant melanoma of the eye, who opted to have her eye surgically removed rather than expose her preborn child to radiation treatment:

[HT: Susie Allen]

Is paying women not to abort the solution?

free moneyby Carder

Since appealing to moral conscience doesn’t cut it, Bruening has a less novel idea: give poor mothers money to keep their children. Bruening calls it a “child allowance program.” I call it liberal policymaking disguised as a conservative solution to what Pope Francis decries as “throwaway culture.”

Bruening claims that regular monthly payments will give mothers the peace of mind to bear their children. A simulation run by the progressive think-tank Demos found that a $300-a-month direct payment would help “reduce child poverty by 42%.”

So giving people free money helps reduce poverty. Who knew?

~ Taylor Lewis finding fault with Elizabeth Stoker Bruening’s supposedly “conservative” plan to provide financial incentives for women to not seek abortions, American Thinker, July 20

JillStanek.com needs you!

2014-07-20_0905I’ve realized over the course of time I’m basically attracted to write three types of posts, those that 1) uplift pro-lifers, 2) expose the pro-abortion underbelly, or 3) discourage abortion proponents.

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Stanek Sunday funnies 7-20-14

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

by Rick McKee at Cagle.com

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 by Michael Ramirez at Townhall.com (no surprise to pro-lifers)…

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Sunday Word: “Lust gets pregnant and has a baby: sin!”

temptation

The temptation to give in to evil comes from us and only us. We have no one to blame but the leering, seducing flare-up of our own lust. Lust gets pregnant, and has a baby: sin! Sin grows up to adulthood, and becomes a real killer.

~ James 1:14-15, The Message translation

[Graphic (click to enlarge) via covenanteyes.com]

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abortionposterby Kelli

Abortion is a normal thing that women do, and we should stop asking women to sit in silence when the topic comes up….

I don’t feel very brave when I talk about my abortion. I feel small and scared.

But I don’t like staying silent out of fear. I don’t think that’s how anyone has ever gone about winning civil rights. And we have a lot of work to do.

So let’s talk about our abortions. Everyone who is able to, everyone who is ready–let’s speak out. Let’s treat them the way we’d treat, say, a root canal.

Our health care system walls reproductive care off into its own domain: treating birth control differently than other prescriptions, insisting that women obtain abortion care at special clinics rather than undergoing this simple outpatient surgery at the gynecologist’s office.

Let’s push back by treating it like it’s just another extremely common medical procedure.

And whether or not we disclose our abortions, whether or not we’ve even had them, let’s talk as though having an abortion is a perfectly okay option to consider when you’re very unhappy about being pregnant. Let’s act like women have a choice.

Let’s tell our friends that there is nothing wrong with ending an unwanted, life-disrupting, economically catastrophic pregnancy, and let’s listen to what they say and support them in whatever decisions they make….

Let’s get to the point where telling abortion stories at a party is just as common as telling birth stories. As long as we stay silent, it’s a right that can be taken away from us.

~ Sarah Grey, discussing her abortion and its effect on her, SocialistWorker.org, July 23

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