Women on Waves gets graphic

I’ve written previously about the online peddler of the RU-486 abortion cocktail, Women on Waves. WoW specializes in selling medical abortion pills to pregnant mothers in countries where abortions are illegal.
Reader Martha kindly emailed me the link today, unaware I was already aware. So I thought I’d check out the site for anything new and spotted this (click to enlarge)…
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I thought, what the heck is that a picture of? Here’s the enlargement…

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Pro-life vid of day: Healing the shockwaves of abortion

HealingtheShockwavesLogoJPEG-NO-GREY-2-300x254by Kelli

From Silent No More comes a new campaign that seeks to raise awareness of how abortion affects not only women and children, but fathers, grandparents, siblings, friends, and society in general.

They write more about this campaign on their YouTube page:

When an abortion takes place, many people are impacted. Therefore, healing after abortion also has to be directed at many people. Nobody is wounded in isolation and nobody heals in isolation. The effects of abortion on the baby are clear, and we are becoming more aware of how the mother is wounded by this loss. However, both the pro-life movement and the wider society would benefit from a deeper awareness of the multifaceted wounds experienced by many groups of people within and beyond the family of the aborted child. It is no exaggeration to say that we are all affected and we all need healing. To raise that awareness, and to bring about that healing, is the purpose of this initiative….

We have seen how abortion is viewed as a very sensitive and private area of loss. While it certainly is sensitive, that doesn’t mean it should be ignored. We know that other sensitive issues in our society (sexual abuse, breast cancer, spousal abuse, suicide) have been the subject of greater education of the public, and encouragement to reach out for help. And this has benefited the public.

Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion will provide a year-long campaign featuring:

  • Education, resources and testimonies on the web and in print/radio/social media that will focus each month on a specific group of people that are impacted in a special way by abortion loss.
  • A nationwide call to accountability, repentance and reconciliation
  • A hope-filled invitation to healing.
  • Web pages will have materials relevant to each month’s topic, such as media talking points, press releases, position papers, and preaching aids and bulletin inserts for clergy/ministers.
  • Interviews and testimonies with a message of education and healing will be spread though radio, television and print – all promoted widely in various social media outlets to get the widest exposure possible.

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Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

[Graphic via Priests for Life]

Moroccan warships block abortion ship yacht

Read backstory here.

Per NBC, October 11:

Morocco barred Dutch abortion rights activists Thursday from docking their campaign ship to spread awareness about safe abortion methods in a Muslim country that bans the practice….

Earlier Thursday, Marlies Schellekens, a doctor from Women on Waves, said that Smir harbour was “totally blocked by warships so no one can get in,” a day after Rabat said the activists would be barred from arriving by sea.

More from the Associated Press:

Some 200 protesters in Smir targeted the activists outside the sealed gates of the marina. The protesters, some in conservative Muslim robes and headscarves, carried pictures of bloody embryos and shouted “Terrorist!” and “Assassin!” at Gomperts.

“We are here because we cannot accept these values, the values of massacre,” said protester Abdessamad Zilali, 23. “It is not part of our tradition to kill the unborn.”

Wow, good for them.

And it turns out Women on Waves didn’t send its ship (top), it sent a yacht (bottom)…

From opednews.com, October 5:

Moroccan police Thursday escorted from its waters a small yacht carrying women’s rights activists claiming to be able to perform abortions on board, after anti-abortion protesters jeered them on land.

More from the NBC:

But Moroccan sources later said Women on Waves had actually sent only a yacht into Smir several days ago rather than their usual larger main campaign ship in the apparent expectation that Morocco would not let the group in anyway.

“The yacht has now left Smir to head back home. It was a publicity stunt,” an official source said.

“The organizers took everyone for a ride … The people (in the yacht) stayed aboard and did not complete immigration procedures that would have allowed them to enter Moroccan territory.”

Meanwhile Women on Waves personnel had already stationed themselves on the ground and had to be protected by police.

From the Associated Press:

That boat took off around the harbor, about an hour after the group’s founder approached crowds of protesters on the ground, trying to hand out fliers on abortion in Arabic and French….

Police pushed back shouting protesters who tried to get closer to Gomperts, and said she was escorted away for her own protection.

I’m certainly proud of Moroccan Muslims, both women and men, for upholding the sanctity of life. I also appreciated their use of graphic images to show the horror of abortion.

[Top and bottom photos via the Associated Press]

Abortion ship to enter Muslim waters

10/3, 4:30p: Women on Waves has announced it will arrive in Smir, Morocco, on October 4 at 1a.

10/2, 11:14a: Because there is not enough social unrest in the Middle East, I agree it is the perfect time for the so-called “abortion ship” to stir the waters even more.

Women on Waves has announced it will anchor this week in a Muslim country for the first time ever: Morocco,  a country where 98.7% of the population identify as Muslims, and where the Islamic Justice and Development Party came to power in November 2011.

Women on Waves specializes in committing offshore abortions in countries where abortion is illegal.

Islam is a bit all over the map on abortion, but by and large the religion forbids it. In Morocco abortion is allowed for life or physical/mental health of the mother.

Women on Waves has decided to test the waters at an interesting time, right after Moroccan Islamists joined those in several other Muslim countries to protest the U.S. This CNBC photo, taken September 14, shows them burning an American flag outside a Moroccan mosque…

Were this a Christian missionary ship, our State Department and liberals would be demanding that it reverse course.

But since the goal of Women on Waves is to kill Moroccan children, our government will be fine with it. Who knows, we may send a war ship to protect it.

Women on Waves is a Dutch organization. Whether Moroccans will view it as an intrusion of Western influence into their culture remains to be seen. Women on Waves will release the place, date, and time of the ship’s arrival tomorrow.

[HT: Joe, Laura Loo, Totus]

Pro-life blog buzz 6-26-15

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

A parting note from Susie:

I have co-authored the Blog Buzz (formerly called Proliferations) for five years. Time flies when you are having fun. I can think of no better movement to dedicate your life to than protecting the sanctity of all human life. Congratulations to Jill as she starts on a new venture in a new season of her life. I have learned so much from contributing to this blog and hope the readers will look for ways they too can take a stand for life in their own sphere of influence. As Jill did not seek the spotlight years ago, she did not shrink from the cause when it came to her. Look what she has done! We all have a sphere of influence and a talent. How exciting to see what we can do when we use our God-given talents. You may surprise yourself. Join the cause and press on.

For Life,
Susie Allen

  • Pro-Life Action League’s vigilance found that National Health Care, an abortion facility in Peoria, Illinois, has been sold to Whole Woman’s Health, a Texas abortion chain:

    In a letter sent to the IDPH on May 27, NHC administrator Margaret Van Duyn says, referring to Whole Woman’s, “They provide the same quality of care that we do” — which is to say, the same low-quality care. Take, for example, the Whole Woman’s abortion facility in Austin, from which three (3) women were transported by ambulance during a one-month period in 2012. What’s more, as documented by our friends at AbortionDocs.org, the Whole Woman’s Austin and McAllen facilities were also fined a total of $40,000 in 2011 for illegal disposal of the remains of aborted children, as well as private medical records.

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  • ProLifeBlogs shares a post from Lake County Right to Life regarding the newest venture of Women on Waves, an abortion advocacy group specializing in bringing abortion to women in countries where it is banned. Their latest plan: Using a drone to drop abortion pills in Poland. No doctor visit, not even a webcam consultation. Just RU-486 from the sky, cross your fingers, and hope that nothing goes wrong when taking chemical abortifacients without medical supervision. The pills are supposed to be suitable only for pregnancies up to nine weeks. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Saynsumthn’s Blog meticulously documents the heavy involvement of eugenics proponent Jonathan Gruber in the crafting of Obamacare – despite the fact that so many in the Obama Administration acted as if they’d barely heard of him. He pocketed $400k for his consultations with the administration. What is significant is that Gruber, as part of his eugenic views, supports abortion as a means to achieve his goal of saving welfare money by eliminating more children of color. Perhaps #BlackLivesMatter to this administration only when it’s politically expedient?
  • Wesley J. Smith believes that there is a media effort underway “to make suicide more palatable and normalized – at least for some categories of people.” The new AP Stylebook used by journalists recommends avoidance of the term “committed suicide” unless a direct authority is being quoted. Why? Smith opines:

    My theory – call it Smith on media bias – is that advocates convinced AP that using the word “committed” – even though accurate, as it means to intentionally perform an act – implied a negative judgment about that act. And that conflicts with the drive to make at least some suicides more palatable generally – or to put it the other way around – that not all suicides are bad or wrong. In short, this is a political act – not the first by AP in this regard, heck, not even the second – and it won’t be the last.

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  • Americans United for Life has just released a must-read, comprehensive report showing how Planned Parenthood has built a lucrative business model from ending human lives – and we, the taxpayers, are helping them to do so with our tax dollars. “The New Leviathan” details how the billion-dollar abortion profiteer has increased its profits and market share, even as fewer U.S. women seek abortions:

    Unlike the national trend observed by the Associated Press last week, the Centers for Disease Control, and everywhere else that abortions are on the decline, at Planned Parenthood abortion sales are up – meanwhile its overall patients and other services are down. This is as a result of a move to create abortion mega-centers to mass-produce abortions at an even deadlier rate.

[Photos via CNN.com (from Women on Waves); Americans United for Life]

Pro-life blog buzz 6-23-15

pro-lifeby Kelli

  • Abstinence Clearinghouse points out how the Boston Globe surprisingly admits that part of the nation’s abortion decline is likely due to “an ’empathy-driven reaction’ for all of the Americans that grew up in a world of vivid ultrasound images and miraculous neonatal medicine for preemies.”
  • At Live Action News, Susan Michelle promotes the upcoming #ProlifeYouth tweetfest, to be held on Thursday, June 25th. The goal is to engage more people in the pro-life movement and to “show the world that youth are pro-life, contrary to what the media portrays.”

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Int’l Illegal abortion pusher: US has access issues but don’t count on my help

by Carder

GompertsI know that it’s difficult, because abortion is not accessible to them. But this is not our work. I think this is a problem the U.S. has to solve itself. There are so many resources, so much money available there for abortion rights groups, I think they should be able to work on this. Starting on paper, with changing the laws.

~ Abortion-on-the-sea organization Women on Waves founder Rebecca Gomperts explaining why her Women on Web tele-med abortion practice does not service women in the United States. She focuses on countries where abortion is illegal, New York Times, August 28

Abortion enthusiasts promote illegal abortions

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During the last week of May abortion proponent Dawn Porter and members of the National Network of Abortion Funds traversed southern Texas and upper Mexico to film footage for an upcoming documentary, Trapped.

Trapped will “look at the impact of Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws in the southern United States, and their disproportionate effect on women living in poverty.”

There are currently no abortion clinics in the Rio Grande Valley, which borders Mexico. The nearest one in the U.S. is 230 miles north in San Antonio.

The group filmed themselves crossing the border to buy Misoprostol, an ulcer drug that is used off-label to induce abortions.

Misoprostol is available only by prescription in the U.S. and can only be dispensed by doctors for abortions. But it can be purchased over-the-counter in Mexico.

After the purchase, NNAF tweeted photos, along with instructions on how to use Misoprostol illegally to self-induce an abortion…

Back in the day abortion proponents claimed the only way to avoid back alley hack job abortions was to legalize it.

Now that legal abortion is becoming scarcer in places, proponents are reversing course and promoting the very same illegal abortions they protested against four decades ago.

Abortion zealots need a death

This is a dangerous game – of which abortion zealots are fully aware. One such illegal abortion pill provider wrote at Jezebel:

I send women what I can - misoprostol, or mifepristone/misoprostol in combination [JLS note: RU-486 abortion cocktail] when I have some stocked. I know, when I do it, that it could be a devil’s bargain - that this could be the envelope that gets traced back to me. This could be the one that lands me in prison. Or, even worse, it could be the one that kills someone. The abortion drugs rarely cause major complications (less often than birth), but they do happen. I don’t know what I would do with that on my conscience. I haven’t had to find out yet.

Dawn Porter and National Network of Abortion Funds play Russian Roulette with women's lives by pushing illegal abortion“Yet.” They know the day is coming. They’ll, of course, deny it, but abortion zealots actually salivate for that coming day. They are playing Russian Roulette with women’s lives on purpose, precisely to have someone end up dead.

They need another Gerri Santoro, and quick. Otherwise, their claims that abortion must stay legal to avoid needless deaths will prove false. Recall how they preplanned to exploit and lie about the death of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland in 2012 to promote legalized abortion. They need tragedies to sway public opinion and pressure politicians.

I’ve actually been somewhat surprised they haven’t yet gotten the dead poster child they long for. Which brings me to a post yesterday by Tim Graham at Newsbusters that may explain why we may not have seen it.

Texas abortionist profitted from illegal abortions

Abortionist Lester Minto, who advocates illegal abortionGraham wrote about an article in the September issue of Cosmopolitan, written by Amanda Robb, who bragged how Texas abortionist Lester Minto (pictured right) circumvented the law for a time at his now closed Reproductive Services of Harlingen, near the Mexican border.

After a Texas law took effect last November 1 forcing abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics, which Minto could not get, he began encouraging pregnant mothers to purchase Misoprostol across the border or at a flea market and then come to him one week after ingesting the drug for “miscarriage management” – at $550 a pop.

The article (not available online) made an interesting point:

Before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide in its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, miscarriage management was a common end-run around laws prohibiting the procedure. In order to get medical care, a woman had to find a way to make herself bleed vaginally. A sharp object stabbed through the cervix often did the trick.

“But I’m not seeing that now,” Dr. Minto told me. “So far, women today try drugs.”

For years pro-lifers have been saying we are not getting an accurate read on the danger of medical abortions due to inconsistent reporting requirements and because emergency room physicians may not even know they are dealing with abortion complications – because they are not told.

National Network of Abortion Funds’ “how-to” guide on lying

In fact, this is precisely what abortion advocates tell women to do – lie. NNAF hosts a web page explaining how to use Misoprostol illegally, with instructions to lie to medical staff at the hospital emergency room one drags herself to:Text box 2

Misoprostol causes a miscarriage. The symptoms of a miscarriage and an abortion with pills are EXACTLY the same and the treatment is EXACTLY the same. You do not need to say that you took the medication. If you took it as instructed at Women on Waves, it dissolves and there is no test that can tell a doctor or nurse that you took medicines. In every hospital in the world, doctors know how to treat a miscarriage or a complication from a miscarriage.

It is important to remember that in many states in the US, causing an abortion by yourself is a crime. Any person who knows you used abortion medication by yourself might feel obliged to report you.

This means abortion proponents won’t readily get the complications they need. The game has changed. Their only recourse may be to launch a PR campaign saying the abortion complications are out there, we’re just not seeing them.

National Network of Abortion Funds, with Dawn Porter, promoting illegal abortionI doubt that’ll happen, but you never know. Abortion proponents still manage to every now and then “shock the hell outta me,” to steal a line from Pretty Woman.

Another possibility is the eventual publicized death from an illegal abortion – which will tragically happen sooner or later – will be traced back to one of these illegal abortion pushers, like Dawn Porter or members of the National Network of Abortion Funds.

We’ll see how long they keep smiling.

[HT: Saynsumthn; Top graphic via Jezebel; photo of Minto via Yahoo.com]


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