Pro-life blog buzz 2-24-15

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

  • Clinic Quotes says recent polling reveals more Americans want stricter laws on abortion:

    In 2015, 34% of Americans say they are satisfied with current U.S. abortion policies. This is the lowest percentage since Gallup first asked the question in 2001…. Americans who say they are dissatisfied with current abortion policies were asked a follow-up question to learn if they are dissatisfied because they want current abortion laws to be stricter or less strict. This year, of those who are dissatisfied, twice as many prefer stricter rather than less strict laws: 24% want stricter laws, while 12% want current abortion laws to be less strict.

  • At National Review, Dr. Michael New posts his tribute to “the father of the modern pro-life movement,” the late Dr. Jack Willke, who passed away last Friday.

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  • The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition highlights longtime pro-lifer Maggie Karner (pictured left), diagnosed with the same terminal brain tumor as Brittany Maynard, who chose to commit physician-assisted suicide. Karner is doing quite the opposite, using her remaining time to fight against a pro-assisted suicide bill in her home state of Connecticut. She says, “the talking point that pro-assisted suicide people use is right to die. My fear is that it will quickly become the duty to die.” View an interview with Ms. Karner here.
  • Saynsumthn’s Blog notes some remarks from abortionist Willie Parker, who claims it is racist not to give black women abortions. He once called abortion a “sacred decision.” Parker is known for attaching religious language to his decision to perform abortions.
  • Kansans for Life says pro-choicers in Kansas (where the Senate has just “approved… the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, by a vote of 31-9″) seem to be running scared from the word “dismemberment,” when discussing abortion policy. You have to almost feel sorry for them – almost:

    Sen. [David] Haley riled up his peers by saying SB 95

    • would cost too much to defend,
    • was purely a political ploy using inflammatory terms of ‘unborn child’ and ‘protection,’ and ‘dismemberment,’
    • was advanced by people who are anti-science,
    • was improperly being debated by male Senators, who have no right to vote on this issue since they can’t ever get pregnant.

    He finished by calling himself a defender of mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters who should not be restricted from access to ‘healthcare’ – i.e. abortions.

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.

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  • 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.

Abortionist sees his practice as a ministry

willie_parkerThere’s more than one way to understand religion and spirituality and God. I do have belief in God. That’s why I do this work. My belief in God tells me that the most important thing you can do for another human being is help them in their time of need.

~ Abortionist Dr. Willie Parker reconciling his practice with his religious beliefs as an abortion ministry, Esquire via Patheos, July 31

Pro-life vids of day: Senate Democrats’ abortion bill in the hot seat

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UPDATE 2:35p: Annnd SB 1696 goes down in flames. It needed 60 votes to break the filibuster and the final vote is YES 56, NO 43.

by Kelli

Yesterday on Capitol Hill, two panels of witnesses gave testimony on Senate Bill S. 1696, the “Women’s Health Protection Act”, which, if passed, would nullify nearly every state restriction on abortion.

S. 1696 is primarily sponsored in the Senate by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Full committee testimonials can be found here.

The Fox News All-Stars panel weighed in last night, with the consensus being that pushing this bill was a bad idea for Democrats.

Charles Krauthammer called it “supreme cynicism on the part of the Democrats,” since “there is no chance in the world that this will ever become law. Harry Reid won’t even allow a vote on it in the Senate…. Even if by a miracle it did pass, there is no way it would survive constitutional scrutiny, because it is such a violation of federalism…. At every level it’s a sham and a show”:

Pro-life Democrat Kirsten Powers and radio commentator Monica Crowley also discussed the bill on The O’Reilly Factor. Powers called it “obviously an election year stunt” adding that it was “destructive, since most laws were put in place to make abortions safe”:

Among those testifying in favor of the bill were abortionist Willie Parker and the head of the Center for Reproductive Rights, Nancy Northup. From the House, Tennessee Reps. Diane Black (also a registered nurse) and Marsha Blackburn testified against the bill.

Black spoke of personal experience in dealing with a woman who died as a result of an abortion from an unregulated clinic. Blackburn mentioned the extremely broad scope of the bill and how it could prevent states from enacting any laws enforcing abortion facility safety, “mak[ing] the abortion process less safe”. She also brought a special exhibit along to put perspective on abortion. (Be sure to watch abortionist Willie Parker’s reactions in the left background when Blackburn mentions the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and when she displays her exhibit.)

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[HT: Thomas S. and Jill; graphic via teapartyorg.ning.com]

Last MS abortion mill can’t follow safety law; wants to stay open

jwhoby Kelli

Inside Jackson Women’s Health Organization, there’s growing uncertainty over how much longer the doors will be open. Dr. Willie Parker flies in from Chicago to perform abortions at the clinic, one of two physicians who come to Mississippi to provide abortion care.

Parker is a plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging Mississippi’s law. He’s a board-certified OB-GYN but has not been able to get admitting privileges at any of the 13 regional hospitals he applied to.

“Some we received no response from, but the ones that we did, they made reference to the fact that because the care we provide is related to abortion, they felt it might be disruptive to the internal politics, as well as the external politics, for the hospital,” Parker says.

Parker says it is part of a strategy to gut the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion by abusing the regulatory authority of the states and making access to abortion “so cumbersome as to be impractical even when it remains legal.”

Bebe Anderson is with the Center for Reproductive Rights, which is representing Parker….

“Under the Supreme Court’s rulings, this law would definitely constitute what’s called an ‘undue burden’ because it would really block women’s access to safe, legal abortion throughout the state of Mississippi,” Anderson says. “Therefore it’s unconstitutional.”

Terri Herring, director of the Pro Life America Network, helped craft Mississippi’s legislation and is hopeful it will withstand legal scrutiny.

“I think it’s going to be hard for the court to decide that because Mississippi has one abortion clinic that it should be allowed to be unsafe,” Herring says.

~ Debbie Elliott, NPR.org, April 28

Pro-life video extra: MSNBC host – “Feelings” say when life begins

by Kelli

Melissa-Harris-Perry-Yesterday, MSNBC’s tampon earrings fan Melissa Harris Perry spilled the beans on which side of the abortion debate is more strongly based in science:

When a pregnancy is wanted… it is easy to think of the bump as a baby, but not every pregnancy is a fairy tale….

When does life begin? I submit the answer depends an awful lot on the feeling of the parents – a powerful feeling – but not science. The problem is that many of our policymakers want to base sweeping laws on those feelings.

On her program, Harris-Perry features Dr. Willie Parker of Family Planning Associates of Chicago and Physicians for Reproductive Choice as her “expert” on fetal pain.

What she doesn’t say is that Parker’s clinic in Chicago does abortions up to 23.5 weeks, but he is also known for performing abortions in other states. He points to his “Christian faith” as the reason he performs abortions.

Perry and her pro-choice guests try very hard to equate abortion with “all other choices” that are made by women:

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[Photo via The Blaze]

Pro-life news brief 11-28-12

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • For some reason the editorial board of the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel thinks a poll showing the public favors more restrictions on abortion is a good argument against adding more restrictions to abortion:

    Public polling shows that most people in the U.S. favor the idea of legal abortion. A CBS News/New York Times poll in September is typical. It found that 42% thought abortion should be “generally available,” while 35% said “available under stricter limits” and 20% said “not permitted.”

  • Abortionist Willie Parker (pictured left) and other Mississippi abortionists were unable to obtain admitting privileges at any hospital near Jackson, MS so the state’s lone abortion clinic has filed suit to prevent the state of Mississippi from enforcing the law which went into effect in July:

    The bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Sam Mims, R-McComb, said the clinic has had ample time to comply with the new law. He also denied the clinic’s claims that the law hands over control to the hospitals, whose application denials could force its closure.

    “The legislature doesn’t control what hospitals in the Jackson metro area do,” Mims said. “They have their own committees and bylaws set up, and they have to make the best decisions.” Mims said it’s up to the judge now.

    The clinic’s providers already are board-certified ob-gyns, but only one had admitting privileges at the time of the law’s passage. That physician provides only limited service at the clinic…. Those who provide the majority of procedures, including Dr. Willie Parker, were denied privileges after a months-long effort by the clinic to obtain them.

  • Why does abortionist Jill June (pictured right) think seeing 4D ultrasound images will shame, coerce or make a woman change her mind about getting an abortion? It’s just a clump of cells, right?

    An anti-abortion group wants Nebraska lawmakers to pass legislation that requires four-dimensional ultrasound images of human fetuses to be posted on a state website. So-called 4-D ultrasounds take images of the fetus from several angles, showing such things as facial features and capturing movement.

    Jill June, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, said women should have all the information they need to decide whether to have abortions.

    “Such information should support a woman, help her make the best decision for herself, her family and her circumstances, and enable her to take care of her health and well-being. Information should not be provided with the intent of shaming, coercing or making a woman change her mind,” she said.

[Photos via salem-news.com, journalstar.com]

Jivin J’s Life Links 11-16-09

web grab.jpgby JivinJ

  • President Obama is such a shameless liar.
    In a nationally televised address to Congress he claimed “under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions” when the legislation at that time included abortion funding. Now that the legislation has been amended to remove abortion funding via the Stupak amendment and prevents abortion coverage from being federally subsidized, Obama is sending out David Axelrod (below, left) to act like the Stupak amendment changes the “status quo” and that Obama’s original promise was that he wouldn’t change the status quo…

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  • Who Is Jill Stanek?

    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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