Did Sen. Jeff Sessions just call Elena Kagan a liar?

UPDATE, 9:30p: The strategy of the White House from the beginning has been to portend Elena Kagan's confirmation to the US Supreme Court as a done deal, and perhaps it was - until her slimy Senate Judiciary Committee testimony about the part she played re: the partial birth abortion ban.

jeff sessions photo.jpgYesterday in DC the chatter was that Kagan's confirmation to the US Supreme Court can still be stopped. She may have committed perjury.

This afternoon Senator Jeff Sessions, who had to cancel a press conference earlier in the day about all this, issued a statement about AUL's report wherein he came as close as genteel Senate speak allows to calling Kagan a liar...

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Ending Abortion webcast event tomorrow today!

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JillStanek.com is joining forces with 30+ national pro-life organizations for a major online event this weekend: EndingAbortion.com.

Tomorrow Today, July 10, you are invited to be part of "Ending Abortion," a huge, day-long, webcast mega-conference uniting the pro-life movement to...

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Breaking: Pro-lifers to sue Jimmy Kimmel

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Read backstories here and here.

My July 2 post ended with:

I asked whether there was going to be a lawsuit for the June 25 attempt to light-fry Ryan Bueler and was told he hadn't decided whether or not to file. I hope he does. Stay tuned.

Today I heard word that Bueler and perhaps one other are indeed planning to sue...

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Mother unsuccessfully tries to flush newborn down airplane toilet

airplane toilet signage.jpgWhat a horrible story. Another news source reported the baby is a boy. From Monsters & Critics, July 8:

New Delhi - A 22-year-old Indian woman was arrested after allegedly giving birth and abandoning her baby in an airplane toilet....

The crew of the Turkmenistan Airlines plane found the baby boy in the toilet during a routine check after landing in Amritsar in northern India....

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Pro-abort bakes bloody fetus cookies

Imagine had Michael Vick been discovered not only to be into dog torture but braggadociously into baking cookies of mutilated dogs. We'd say he had an extra dose of sick in him.

No doubt pro-abort Rachel Joy Larris will clap her hands in glee by the attention I'm giving the bloody fetus cookies she cleverly baked and decorated. Rachel won't get it because she has an extra dose of sick in her.

Rachel posted these photos and captions on twitpic yesterday (click to enlarge):

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Woman sues Church of Scientology for forced abortions, human trafficking

I've written before about allegations made against the Church of Scientology for forcing its workers to get abortions.

On June 13 the St. Petersburg Times published findings of a significant investigation it conducted.

claire headley.jpgThe exposé includes information about a federal lawsuit filed in January 2009 by former Scientology member Claire Headley, who alleges church leaders forced her to undergo 2 abortions and also violated human trafficking laws.

Clearwater, FL, is home to one of the church's "2 most important operations, its spiritual headquarters," according to The Times, the other being its "500-acre international management base in the desert 80 miles east of Los Angeles."...

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Breaking: American Academy of Pediatrics withdraws Female Genital Mutilation policy that endorsed 'nicking' girls' genitalia

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Experts have identified Female Genital Mutilation as one of the harmful health practices that cause complications for mothers during child delivery in developing countries....

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Breaking: New Georgia billboard campaign, "Black & unwanted"

UPDATE, 5/28, 9:15a: Ryan has just posted the new campaign's accompanying video, which is excellent...

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for breaking.jpg5/27, 11:16a: Just received word from Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation that his organization and Georgia Right to Life are cosponsoring a second wave of pro-life billboards directed toward an African-American audience, "an 'Endangered Species' Part 2, if you will," wrote Ryan.

Entitled, "Black & Unwanted," 60 of the these billboards will be up by tomorrow in Augusta, Macon, and Savannah, GA.

The billboard continue to hammer away at the eugenics/racism foundation of the abortion movement as well as emphasize the need for black adoption and its tragic racialization. Here 'tis (click to enlarge)...

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Dispute over ownership of "Rock for Life" brand

Some inside baseball...

First came this statement from American Life League on May 21:

The following statement was issued today by Judie Brown, president of ALL:

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"American Life League has temporarily suspended the operations of our Rock For Life project. This is being done to allow us the flexibility to structure the organization in a manner that best fits the needs of the pro-life youth movement in the coming decades....

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Principal, staffer suspended for distribution of "shocking... repelling... squishy, fleshlike... fetus dolls"

I posted this story as the Quote of the Day Saturday, but it is so ridiculous and beyond the pale I wanted to make sure everyone saw it.

fetus doll 1.jpgFrom the Virginian-Pilot, May 21:

Plastic human fetus dolls - soft, in pink and brown, and about 4" long - have been handed out at Oakwood Elementary School [Norfolk, VA] by an employee who was put on administrative leave Thursday over the situation....

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A baby escaped death at Planned Parenthood in Sunnyside, WA, today

I received this email from pro-lifer Tom Dekker of Sunnyside, WA, a little while ago:

Jill,

You have been such an encouragement to me and my family, I want to pass along the events of my morning to you in hopes that it will be an encouragement to you.

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I stopped by the gas station down the street from my office to buy a soda. There was an Asian woman at the counter asking for directions in broken English.

I recognized the street name from a new business development in town.

There are 3 businesses on the street, and the only one open is Planned Parenthood [pictured left], but I offered to drive there and have them follow me....

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Duggar Mother's Day special tonight: Josie (briefly) comes home

The TLC promo...

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Breaking: New pro-life video website launched

Praise God, there will be no more of this...

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... as we saw when YouTube repeatedly yanked Citizens for a Pro-life Society's videos documenting what they found in late-term abortionist Alberto Hodari's trash in 2008.

And that was just one example of YouTube's bias against showing the reality of abortion by censoring our videos.

In response, pro-lifer Todd Bullis, of Ventura, CA, activist fame, has created Pro-Lifetube.com....

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Randall Terry's new t.v. show

From a May 7 press release:

Randall Terry, Founder of Insurrecta Nex and OverturnRoe.com, is launching a five day per week half-hour television show, originating from Washington DC called "Randall Terry: The Voice of Resistance." The show premieres on Monday, May 10....

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"The show will be a combination of news, comedy, songs, skits, and of course... leadership training for culture warriors. Think of a hybrid of Stephen Colbert, Rush, and John the Baptist. And of course, we will torment our adversaries, just because we can." - Randall Terry...

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Breaking: Fox's Special Report with Bret Baier to spotlight personhood movement tonight

UPDATE, 7:18p: Thanks to American Life League for posting the Fox story on YouTube toot sweet. The volume is a little low, but I could hear the piece just fine with ear phones.

I disagree with commenter Nancyu that the story "was very slanted toward pro abort POV." I thought it was quite fair and balanced....

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First pro-life activism iPhone app launched - for National Pro-Life T-Shirt Week (which starts tomorrow!)

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American Life League has just launched the pro-life activist movement's first iPhone/iPod application, this one for National Pro-Life T-Shirt Week, which begins tomorrow, April 27, and runs through May 3....

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Pro-life stalwart Star Parker running for Congress

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star parker for congress.jpgStar Parker, the post-abortive former welfare mother-turned-activist, has made the decision to run for CA's 37th congressional district.

In her April 12 Townhall.com column, Star explained her reasons...

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New Earth Day ad celebrates nature's great gift, children

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The ever-hip, ever-relevant CatholicVote.org once again socks it to the culture, this time with giant ads celebrating Earth Day, April 22....

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Nebraska legislature approves fetal pain bill, heads to governor's desk

UPDATE, 4/13, 11:35a: Ok, the fetal pain really did pass today. I'm told Gov. Dave Heineman will sign it into law this afternoon. Hello, Supreme Court, good-bye Carhart?

The Christian Post reported April 10:

[T]he... law... [will] make NE the first state with a law that directly challenges Roe v. Wade...

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Notably, LB1103 could be a serious threat to NE's infamous abortionist, LeRoy Carhart, who is one of the few in the country who perform late-term abortions. Carhart reportedly aborts fetuses up to 22 weeks electively, and even older if there are medical reasons. The exclusion of the mental health exception is considered by many as a direct response to Cahart as it would prevent him from using such an excuse to perform late-term abortions.

If passed, the fetal pain bill could force Carhart to relocate his business to another....

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Breaking: Supreme Court Justice Stevens to retire

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Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the court's oldest member and leader of its liberal bloc, says he is retiring. President Barack Obama now has his second high court opening to fill....

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Breaking: Stupak to retire

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But Stupak tells the AP the attacks didn't influence his decision and he could win re-election if he tried.

He plans to announce his decision at a 12:30 p.m. news conference at Northern MI University in Marquette....

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FBI investigates mail fraud committed against pro-life group

Susie reported in (Prolifer)ations April 6 about the "at home abortion kit" mailer presumably sent from the Pro-Life Action League to scores of pro-lifers and pro-life groups across the country.

at home abortion kit 2.jpgThe FBI is now involved, as are postal authorities, investigating this federal offense of mail fraud. Fox News Chicago carried the story last night. Matt at PLAL reported:

The report, which ran on the 9 o'clock news, gave some great background on the fraud and gave Ann [Scheidler] time to explain why the hoax is disrespectful to everyone involved - even pro-choice women obtaining abortions!...
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Stupak supported the Stupak Amendment before he opposed it and opposed the Nelson Amendment before he supported it

bart stupak press conference executive order.jpgBy almost all accounts the executive order crafted yesterday to appease House Democrat pro-lifers was nothing more than an affirmation of the Nelson Amendment Congressman Stupak (pictured right at a press conference touting the order) had opposed until yesterday. For instance, Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards wrote in a press release...

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Hitler/abortion billboard makes international news; Polish pro-lifers on fire

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Read backstory here.

Investing in provocative pro-life billboard signs appears to be money well spent....

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NYT exposé: Church of Scientology reaccused of forced abortions

UPDATE, 3/11, 9:15a: A subject in the NYT article, Christie Collbran, was interviewed on The Today Show this week...

3/8, 2:24p: First some background on the cult of Scientology from Wikipedia...

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Louisville abortion clinic becomes a war zone

life escorts 2.jpgI reported January 5 that sidewalk counselors at EMW Women's Surgical Center abortion mill in Louisville had begun wearing similar orange vests as deathscorts, to their consternation.

Now WHAS11 reported yesterday the place is starting to look like a war zone every Saturday morning, when abortions are committed.

I've never seen anything like this. I think the added mix of 40 Days for Lifers right now is adding to the chaos - in a good way, obviously. I can't imagine why any mom would proceed through this mire to abort her baby.

Pro-abort deathscort Drew Peterson complained about "violence," but the only violence I saw was someone from his side shoving someone from our side. And, of course, he ignores the ultimate violence committed against preborn children that he is enabling.

Discovery of bodies of late-term aborted babies sparks outrage in Nepal

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In Nepal, comparing this preemie to those 6 late-term aborted babies, 1 of which certainly was older than their little survivor, will be a shock to the collective soul.

We've lost some of that in America. We all have something to teach one another. Elisha has requested our prayers.

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6:49a: According to Nepal News on January 6...

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Pro-aborts hate 40 Days for Life, starting tomorrow

The Spring 2010 40 Days for Life campaign officially kicks off tonight at 7p EST with a live-streamed online video featuring David Bereit, Shawn Carney, and Abby Johnson.

40 days for life logo 7.jpgPrayer vigils in front of abortion mills, many around the clock, will run in 167 cities across the US, and in Australia, Canada, and Northern Ireland from tomorrow, the first day of Lent, through March 28....

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O'Reilly to interview snubbed teen pro-life oratory winner tonight

UPDATE, 2/12, 12:25p: And here's that interview!

In addition, our girl Elizabeth and mom were interviewed on Fox & Friends this morning...

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Breaking: Kelly and O'Reilly to both cover AL Planned Parenthood probation story today

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgYesterday I reported that the AL Dept. of Public Health had placed Planned Parenthood of Birmingham on probation as a result of an undercover video shot by Lila Rose and LiveAction.org.

The video showed this PP was willing to help a 14-year-old girl cover up her rape by her 31-year-old boyfriend.

This is a developing story. The ADPH report, garnered by the Live Action team yesterday afternoon, shows other gross violations found at the Birmingham PP.

This is all tentative but as it stands Fox's Megyn Kelly, who now has her own 2-hr show beginning at 1p EST, is going to run Lila's original video and cover the story. Lila may or may not appear. Likely not since time is too short.

Then, Bill O'Reilly also plans to cover this story tonight. Again, not sure whether Lila will appear. Details are being worked out now.

This could all change, of course. I'll keep you posted.

Super Bowl Sunday pro-life extras

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  • Yesterday afternoon Americans United for Life Action issued a press release stating its Facebook page, Support Tebow's Super Bowl Ad, cosponsored with LifeNews.com, had "explode[d]" with "more than 200k people and is growing every second." This morning that number is up to almost 225k.
  • Pro-life activist presence will be seen today at the Super Bowl via Operation Rescue, which has had its Truth Truck traversing Miami for some time pulling double duty...
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    Breaking: Focus quadrupling down, airing 2nd Tebow ad 4x during pregame show

    Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgHot Air says USA Today's alternate headline on this story could have been: "White House Super Bowl party now to feature two awkward moments." Here's that story:

    There's a new Super Bowl surprise from Focus on the Family: a 2nd ad.

    The evangelical group that bought ad time in the CBS game telecast will announce today that it has bought time in the pregame show to air a 2nd ad 4 times....

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    Latest from Focus on the Family about the Tebow ad

    Focus on the Family's Focus Action Update today was all about the upcoming Tebow ad, which will air during early part of the Super Bowl, so Stuart Shepard tells us in this informative and inspiring video. God is the best marketing agent in the world...

    Wow, that's small. View a larger screen here.

    Abortion chain owner Susan Hill is dead

    UPDATE, 2/8, 6:55a: Here's more of an obit at NewsObserver.com.

    Susan Hill 1.jpg2/3, 6:53p: If it's true these things happen in 3s, here's the final death in an abortion trilogy. First, abortionist George Tiller, then abortionist Eugene Glick, and now abortion chain owner Susan Hill.

    Here's RH Reality Check's memorial, no longer publicly posted on its site but available at Operation Save America.

    Hill died on February 1. I don't know her birthday beyond the year, 1948, making her either 61 or 62. This video says Hill had lung cancer, and this article states she died of breast cancer. If it was breast cancer, she doesn't appear to have birthed any live children, which would have protected her against it. If Hill had an abortion or hormonal contraceptive history, which also would have increased her risk, they are unknown....

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    The arrest of James O'Keefe

    UPDATE, 1/29, 12:46p: James O'Keefe has issued a statement with a great last line: "The public will judge whether reporters who can't get their facts straight have the credibility to question my integrity as a journalist."

    UPDATE, 1/29, 7:20a: You gotta watch the explosive interview yesterday about James O'Keefe between MSNBC's clearly biased reporter (as evidenced by his tweets) David Shuster and Big Journalism's Andrew Breitbart. Breitbart shepherded O'Keefe on the release of his ACORN videos and hired him as well. Also at the link is Breitbart's post, "How David Shuster lied to get me to appear on MSNBC." (Video of interview comes at end of post.)

    UPDATE, 1/28, 8:20a: Donald Douglas at the American Power blog has more info this morning.

    james o'keefe mug shot.jpg1/27, 9:31p: I was shocked yesterday to read pro-life friend James O'Keefe had been apprehended as part of a ring apparently attempting a wiretap LA Senator Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office.

    The news was so surreal, indicating such stupidity, frankly, I had trouble believing it. I didn't want to believe it.

    And now as the dust begins to settle the 1st version of story appears to have been inaccurate. According to the Washington Post this afternoon...

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    Randy Travis to headline first annual Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Concert

    The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation made an exciting announcement today.

    randy travis.jpgCountry singing star Randy Travis (pictured right) will headline what is being billed the "first annual" Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Concert, to be held at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, IN, April 11.

    Joining Travis, one of the Top 10 selling solo country artists of all time, will be country singer Collin Raye, who himself has produced 5 platinum albums and 15 #1 hits, according to a press release form Terri's Foundation.

    The release notes, "But perhaps the closest to Collin's heart is his granddaughter, Haley, who is afflicted with a rare degenerative brain disorder. Collin has worked tirelessly to help find a cure for Haley and has helped other families who are faced with similar situations."

    Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Concert Logo.JPGAgain, the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Concert will be Sunday, April 11. Tickets will be available through LiveNation beginning this Friday, January 22. Tickets are $75.

    Proceeds from the concert will go to Terri's Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization, "established to educate and assist families - enabling them to better protect the rights and lives of their cognitively disabled loved ones," states the release, continuing:

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    Funds raised through ticket sales and sponsorships for this event will allow Terri's Foundation to honor her legacy in many ways. Most importantly, it will allow the foundation to continue protecting the lives of vulnerable persons who are in jeopardy of having their lives hastened.

    Read more info here.

    The 5th anniversary of Terri's death by starvation and dehydration will be March 31, now known as Terri's Day.

    Sarah Palin to speak at Ohio Right to Life banquet

    First IN, then WI, now OH. Cool. I don't know what other speaking engagements Sarah Palin is accepting, but there's been no scarcity of pro-life events penned into her date book. Go to www.ohiolife.org for more info. Click to enlarge...

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    Breaking: Michelle Duggar delivers 25-week, 1#6oz baby by C-section

    UDPATE, 12:15p: Here's an iphone message Michelle and husband Jim Bob sent 3 days ago via TLC from her hospital bed, thanking people for prayers and indicating there were problems stabilizing her blood pressure.

    Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for breaking.jpg12:08p: Mom and baby Josie need our prayers. From ABC News, within the hour:

    Michelle Duggar, star of the TLC reality show 18 Kids and Counting has given birth to her 19th child in an emergency C-section.

    New baby Josie Brooklyn, born Thursday evening, weighs 1 pound 6 ounces and is in stable condition at the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, TLC reports....

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    Army's 32 additional charges against Ft. Hood shooter exclude preborn baby's murder

    velez, ft. hood, murder 2.pngAccording to the Examiner.com, the Army yesterday issued 32 additional charges against Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, but they did not include the charge of murder against Pvt. Francheska Velez's preborn baby, killed when she was killed...

    On Wednesday... Hasan was charged with 32 additional counts of premeditated attempted murder on the lives of 30 members of the military and 2 civilian police officers.

    These charges are in addition to the 13 counts of murder he has already been charged with in last month's shooting spree in Killeen, TX.

    Recall Velez was only at Ft. Hood to begin with because of her baby. According to Fox News...

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    Breaking: Patrick Kennedy barred from communion over abortion support

    Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgThis is huge, with enormous implications. It's also quite sad. The Providence Journal reports this morning (and even reported in China):

    Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has forbidden Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy to receive the Roman Catholic sacrament of Holy Communion because of his advocacy of abortion rights, the RI Democrat said Friday....

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    Breaking exclusive: Sen. Ben Nelson issues new statement opposing public funded abortion in healthcare

    Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgOn November 16, CNN published a story stating pro-life Democrat Sen. Ben Nelson was backing away from full support of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment in the Senate's socialized healthcare bill.

    Subsequently, Democrats for Life president Kristen Day informed me this wasn't true.

    Yesterday I requested a statement of clarification from Sen. Nelson and have received the following from his communication's office:

    "To earn my support, the final bill must not use taxpayers' dollars to fund abortions. My preference is to see Stupak-like language in the final bill. Having said that, I won't rule out other solutions that could incorporate the principles of Hyde and would ensure no premium subsidies would pay for abortions," said Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska.

    Key terminology is "ensure no premium subsidies would pay for abortion," which is a point about which I specifically requested clarification. Sen. Nelson was reiterating his opposition to language permitting private insurance companies to pay for abortions that would receive federal subsidies.

    As yet unclear is whether Sen. Nelson will vote against cloture this weekend. I've requested an answer from his office on that.

    Breaking News: Nelson backpedals, abandons Stupak Amendment

    Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgNot good, from CNN, November 16:

    Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE, who last week insisted that the Senate health care bill include tight restrictions passed by the House on the use of federal money for abortion coverage, now says he would be satisfied with the less restrictive language approved by the Senate Finance Committee....

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    Breaking News: Meeting between Tobin/Patrick Kennedy "postponed"; Bishop releases whopper of a new public letter

    Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgThe Diocese of Providence announced this morning that a planned meeting tomorrow between Bishop Tobin and Congressman Patrick Kennedy has been "postponed."

    Read background information on the public feud, started by Kennedy, here.

    It appears clear it was Kennedy who did the postponing, because Bishop Tobin has released another public letter to Kennedy, to be published in the November 12 edition of the Rhode Island Catholic.

    And wow. It is really something, sure to shake not only Patrick but the entire Kennedy family to their core. It's too important to excerpt.

    Holy cow, the Bishop even invoked John F. Kennedy's book, Profiles in Courage, in a play on words. Am reposting the letter in its entirety, on page 2...

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    Breaking News: House passes Stupak pro-life amendment 240-194

    Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgUPDATE, 11:25p: From David Brody at CBNNews.com...

    Folks, this is a huge deal.

    This war for the pro-life community is not over... but nevertheless what happened on Saturday in the House will go down as a HUGE victory for pro-life Americans....

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    Breaking News: IL parental notification law goes into effect "immediately"

    Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgUPDATE, 2:30p: Well, it ain't quite over. From the Thomas More Society:

    In a surprise move this morning, the doctors of the Medical Board - some saying that they are not "babysitters" for the IL Courts - refused to extend their "grace period" against enforcement of the Parental Notice of Abortion Act. Legal Counsel for the Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation had tried to convince the doctors to extend the "grace period" for another 180 days. The doctors unanimously refused that request....

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    Breaking News: New phony healthcare amendment may peel House pro-life Dems

    Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgA Congress Daily article this morning (subscription only) entitled, "House Dems close to abortion deal," begins:

    Democrats are close to finalizing an abortion compromise that would hopefully draw enough moderate anti-abortion Democrats to mitigate a threat from Rep. Bart Stupak, D-MI, to block the bill from coming to the floor....

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    URGENT: Stop the Abortion Mandate webcast tonight

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    Abortion industry lobbyists and their allies in Congress are about to ram through mandated government funding of abortion in health care reform legislation this week in the House of Representatives.

    If this abortion mandate is not stopped, it will result in the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade....

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    Red Alert: House healthcare bill coming TOMORROW with no abortion exclusion

    Ok, game on. From Congress Daily (subscription only), today:

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    House Speaker Pelosi is planning to roll out the House Democrats' healthcare reform legislation Thursday morning....

    The timing is "to... keep[ ] the leaders' promise of a 72-hour public viewing period."

    Then the rubber meets the road. Before Pelosi can officially introduce the bill in the House next week, a majority of House members must vote to allow that to happen. ...

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    LATimes: Man arrested on suspicion of "murder" of his "unborn child"

    Well, this unfolding story is tragic and curious. From the Los Angeles Times, yesterday:

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    A 37-year-old man was booked early this morning on suspicion of murder in the death of an unborn child believed to be his, Los Angeles police said.

    Joshua Woodward, whom police described as a businessman with "ties to Chicago and Miami," was taken into custody by homicide detectives about 3:15 a.m. today.... He was booked... and is being held in lieu of $2 million bail, police said.

    Woodward's arrest followed an investigation of "the suspicious circumstances of a miscarriage" reported Oct. 19, around the 13th week of gestation, police said. They released no other details....

    Most interesting is phraseology. S/he is an "unborn child" when the mother wants him/her but "fetus" when she doesn't. And it's "murder" when the mother doesn't want her "unborn child" killed and "abortion" when she wants her "fetus" killed.

    Searching for any liberal blog opinion on this story, I came upon the following entertaining (if I can use that word related to this topic) YouTube video in a post by RAMZPAUL....

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    Breaking News: Planned Parenthood recruits abortion volunteers thru Obama's Serve.gov

    Thumbnail image for Laura Ingraham show logo.jpgUPDATE, 10/20, 9:05a: At present, David Bereit, national director of 40 Days for Life, is scheduled to go on Laura's show at 11:15a EST to discuss Planned Parenthood's government sponsored attack on 40 Days.
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    UPDATE, 10/20, 12:30a: Laura Ingraham is going to cover this story on her radio show today.
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    Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgPresident Barack Obama spoke October 16 at a volunteerism forum hosted by former President George H. W. Bush at Texas A&M University.

    During his remarks, Obama plugged his new government program, serve.gov:

    And that's the point I want to emphasize today: that service isn't separate from our national priorities, or secondary to our national priorities - it's integral to achieving our national priorities. It's how we will meet the challenges of our time....

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    Breaking News: Pro-life protester shot in Lansing, MI

    UPDATE, 9/12, 7:55a: Cal Zastrow, friend and prayer partner of Jim Pouillon, reported in an email Pouillon's granddaughter was in the school where Jim was shot.
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    UPDATE, 9/12, 7:45a: Grr, did this RH Reality Check post piss me off ('scuse me) on Jim Pouillon's shooter, Harlan James Drake - and I said so.
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    jim pouillon missionaries preborn.jpgUPDATE 9/12, 6:50a:

    From CNN, last night:

    Authorities have charged an Owosso, MI, man with 2 counts of 1st-degree premeditated murder in the Friday shooting deaths of an anti-abortion activist and another man, a prosecutor's office said.

    Activist Jim Pouillon was shot and killed Friday while protesting outside Owosso High School....

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    NOW rift: Gandy vs. old vs. new

    The Feminist Majority reported June 22:

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    The National Organization for Women elected Terry O'Neill to be its next President in a tight race this past weekend at their national conference in Indianapolis, IN.... O'Neill's ticket won by a razor-thin margin over Latifa Lyles, who currently serves as Membership VP, and her team.

    How innocuous. But here's the backstory - indicating dissension in the ranks - from the New York Times...

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    A breath separates one murder from two

    Unfortunately, the headline is not new: "Pregnant woman killed, baby cut from womb." But unlike recent cases in PA and MO, the baby in this story tragically died along with his mother.

    The perpetrator will be charged with 2 acts of homicide, right?

    Not necessarily, according to the latest reports on the brutal murder of a pregnant OR mother and her preborn baby boy. The backstory, according to ABC News:

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    Police in a suburb of Portland, OR became suspicious after a woman named Korena Elaine Roberts [pictured right] called for help reporting her newborn wasn't breathing.

    Doctors couldn't revive the baby, and alerted authorities when they determined Roberts had not given birth. Inside Roberts' home, they discovered the body of Heather Snively [pictured below left] inside a crawl space.

    At this point, police haven't determined whether Snively gave birth before she died or if the baby was removed....

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    "Fetus" flushed like fish

    This is a strange story. I just called the Mesa, AZ, Police Public Relations Dept., and it is what it is. I was told there is a "procedural" investigation ongoing.

    flushing toilet.jpgWhile I'm sure there is protocol for removing dead human bodies from crime scenes, there is apparently a disconnect when it comes to removing premature human baby bodies. Stories about this incident called the baby a "fetus," but actually s/he was not. Once a baby is born, no matter what gestational age, s/he may be called any number of terms - baby, neonate, infant, newborn, child - but "fetus" is no longer an option.

    So officers inexplicably decided to flush this baby - evidence if nothing else - down the toilet. My first thought was the baby had been medically aborted, another reason to retain the body, because this likely would have been an illegal abortion.

    If nothing else - if there were no ulterior motives for literally flushing the evidence - then this shows utter callousness regarding the humanity of very young children.

    From the Associated Press, June 4...

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    Breaking News: Gallup poll shows more Americans pro-life than "pro-choice" for first time

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    Notre Dame student 1st confirmed IN case of Swine Flu

    I'm not touching the theology on this one (although a liberal is happy to, read on). I'm simply glad to read the student has almost recovered. But pragmatically speaking, this may give both Fr. John Jenkins and President Abortion an out that saves face. Orrr it could make them dig in their heels. Who knows? From WSBT.com today:

    State and local health officials are working to contain a confirmed case of swine flu on the campus of Notre Dame. A student who became sick last week tested positive for the flu strain Tuesday. The question now: has the virus spread?

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    It is the only confirmed case in IN so far. University administrators say the student is nearly fully recovered, and is now resting in "voluntary isolation" at home on campus after coming to the health center with flu-like symptoms 6 days ago....

    Notre Dame Health Services Medical Director Dr. Rebecca Moswinski... and Notre Dame VP for News and Information Dennis Brown declined to identify the student's gender, age or home state, and wouldn't comment on whether the student lived on campus or off, citing an ongoing investigation into who the student might have come into contact with while carrying the virus....

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    ALL expands National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day to WEEK

    NPLTWa1.pngby Kelli

    American Life League has expanded its National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day to National Pro-Life T-Shirt WEEK beginning yesterday through May 4.

    ALL's plan:

    ... to increase awareness of abortion and the reality of how many innocent babies are murdered every day.

    Primarily, we are concerned with getting people to think of the child as a person from the moment of creation. It is much harder to murder a person than it is to "remove a lump of tissues," and it is only when we finally get the nation thinking in those terms that we will be able to make abortion a crime, as it should be.

    Just by wearing the T-shirt and being out there in public, you will help to accomplish that goal.

    ALL is also hosting a "Yo! Where's the shirt?" photo contest. Registrants can win pro-life gear, music, and iTunes gift cards.

    And you say you don't own a pro-life t-shirt? ALL is selling those shown in the graphic for a mere $6.50 each.

    Specter switches parties

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    Several news outlets are reporting Sen. Arlen Specter of PA is leaving the GOP for the Democratic Party.

    Read the article in USA Today.

    Sen. Specter has also made a statement regarding the switch, claiming:

    ...the Republican Party has moved far to the right. Last year, more than 200,000 Republicans in Pennsylvania changed their registration to become Democrats.

    I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans.

    Stop deportation and "honor killing" of Roohi Tabassum

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    The Toronto Sun reported this month on the case of Roohi Tabassum (pictured right), a 44-year-old Pakistani woman living in Canada, set to be deported April 28.

    Many have rallied and contacted the Canadian government to allow Tabassum to remain in the country, claiming if she is deported she will become the victim of an honor killing.

    Her husband, Faisal Javed, a Sunni, has written her, according to the TS...

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    Illinois FOCA fizzles

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    Here's another one that got away from me while I was on vacation, good news! The IL Freedom of Choice Act, which I previously discussed, failed to make it out of the IL House by the April 3 deadline, and so it sank....

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    Tonight: ARTL anti-Coulter/Romney video on O'Reilly

    I've received an email from American Right to Life that Bill O'Reilly will play its "The Ann Coulter hang-ups" video tonight and allow Coulter an opportunity to rebut. Adds the email:

    Fox News producer Dan Bank turned down ARTL's offer to provide an opposing guest preferring to let Ann Coulter defend herself unopposed. ARTL's president Brian Rohrbough: "We're looking forward to a fair and balanced report tonight as though there could be any such thing as fair or balanced when it comes to defending those who intentionally kill unborn children."

    The video is almost 10 minutes long, so obviously, if O'Reilly does what ARTL says he is going to do, he'll only show a clip. Here 'tis:

    The email goes on to narcisstically claim, "ARTL's... video... and its associated website AnnCoulterApology.com, document the growing rift between the right-wing pundit and popular Christian pro-family leaders."

    In fact, the lnk between all in the video is ARTL, a group I gave up on as off the deep end last year when it picketed James Dobson at Focus on the Family.

    ARTL continues to engage in friendly fire. So many real enemies to fight - Barack Obama anyone? - and it picks on Ann Coulter and Mitt Romney. How I wish Mitt Romney were in the White House at this moment.

    A reminder that 1-1/2 years ago the ARTL board gave itself 12 years to stop abortion in the U.S. It failed to hold its 1st annual conference last year.

    Breaking news: FRC pulls out of VAT meetings over Brownback

    See previous post, Fireworks between Brownback and conservative leaders.

    Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgFrom CBN's Brody File, today:

    The Brody File has learned that the Family Research Council is taking a "temporarily leave of absence" from the socially conservative "Values Action Team" meetings on Capitol Hill because of Senator Sam Brownback's support of pro-choice HHS Secretary-Designate Kathleen Sebelius. FRC says they may rejoin the meetings AFTER the Sebelius nomination is finished.

    Senator Brownback chairs those "VAT" meetings every week on Capitol Hill and he is one of the biggest pro-life defenders in the Senate. However, he issued a statement this past week in support of Kathleen Sebelius. Pro-Life groups believe her record on abortion is extreme and have been very disappointed that he has not come out against her....

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    Blago blabs

    don roma rod.jpgOn WLS talk radio's Don and Roma's Show in Chicago today, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich started to let loose about IL political carnal knowledge. Rest assured, if he gets indicted, he's going to blab.

    And even if not, it appears he's planning to write a book. And, oh, what a book that will be, because the sorts of things Blagojevich got caught for is normal behavior for so many politicians, and not just in IL, as he revealed he knows this morning. He gets sidetracked once, but keep reading...

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    Breaking news: The Mona Lisa Project, video 2

    Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgAs soon as I clicked "publish" on the previous post, I received an email announcing the release of the 2nd video by the Mona Lisa Project exposing a 2nd IN Planned Parenthood as a child rapist protector, this 1 in Indianapolis.

    This video was shot the same day as the video at the Bloomington PP, only 90 miles away.

    In both stings, Lila Rose posed as a 13-year-old girl who told PP employees she was having sex with a 31-year-old man. This is underage rape according to IN law and immediately reportable to authorities if the victim is under age 14.

    IN PP may have fired the Bloomington nurse, but this 2nd video shows a pattern. In it 2 Indianapolis PP staffers also turn a blind eye to the victim's abuse.

    The 1st staffer stated, "We don't really care about who, what, the age of the boyfriend." She then forwarded Rose to a counselor, who stated after hearing the "boyfriend's age, "I don't care how old he is." The counselor added, "The surrounding states don't have parental consent. I can't tell you any more."

    Breaking News: Romney drops. Holy snikeys, Batman, what now?

    by Mary Kay Hastings

    1:08pm EST, Reuters:

    Republican candidate Mitt Romney dropped out of the U.S. presidential race on Thursday, a decision that makes Sen. John McCain the all-but-certain nominee of his party.

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    "I feel I have to now stand aside, for our party and for our country," he said in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference.

    Romney lost 14 of 21 states on Super Tuesday, the biggest day of U.S. presidential voting ahead of November's election, while Arizona Sen. McCain savored coast-to-coast wins and cemented his position as front-runner....

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