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Planned Parenthood audaciously hosts “Born After Roe” events

Planned Parenthood "Born After Roe" pro-abortion anti-pro-life eventLast night Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota held a “Born After Roe Advocacy Salon” on the topic of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.

As near as I can tell, this is the fifth “Born After Roe” event this affiliate has held, aimed at “Planned Parenthood’s Next Generation.”

It has gone so far as to create a #bornafterroe Twitter hashtag, a dare to pro-life tweeters, really.

Star Parker: Born Alive Infants Protection Act needs to be enforced

by Kelli My colleagues found in their investigations around the nation that [abortionist Kermit] Gosnell was by no means one of a kind. There are more. And, to our dismay, irresponsible and inhumane behavior continues regarding the treatment of women, particularly low-income minority women, in these facilities. The grand jury that investigated Gosnell speculated why […]

Refuting the false claim that babies don’t survive abortions

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RH Reality Check’s Andrea Grimes and Sharona Couttwrote a piece last week deeming it a “myth” that babies survive abortions:

AG Eric Holder: “I don’t know” if DOJ ever enforced Born Alive Act

Live Action video #3: Infanticide in AZ: “They will not resuscitate”

2013-05-02_1204Today, Live Action released the third video in its new investigative series, “Inhuman: Undercover in America’s late-term abortion industry.”

We have already seen willingness by personnel at an abortion clinic in New York and in Washington, D.C. to either kill abortion survivors outright, or let them asphyxiate.

In the video released today, a counselor at Family Planning Associates Medical Group in Phoenix, Arizona, tells Live Action’s pregnant investigator she can forgo having her preborn baby injected (through her abdomen) with a drug (Digoxin) to kill him or her, in which case, “It’s possible that there may be movement as they’re taking out the fetus.” And in which case, “They will not resuscitate.” Perhaps more horrifying is that a baby still alive could be aborted in parts:

BREAKING: Live Action launches new investigation on late-term abortions

Video #1: Infanticide in the Bronx: Abortion survivors dunked in poison

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UDPATE, 9:42p: Also the New York Times.

UDPATE, 6:40p: Melinda Henneberger at the Washington Post is reporting on this story, as is The Daily Caller, Kathryn Jean Lopez at National Review Online, PolicyMic, Fox News, and Hot Air.

5:54a: Today, Live Action is launching a new investigative video series on late-term abortions in America: “Inhuman: Undercover in America’s Late-Term Abortion Industry.”

Was Kermit Gosnell an anomaly? Not if the findings in Live Action’s first released video are any indication.

Dr. Emily’s Women’s Health Center is a late-term abortion clinic located in the Bronx section of New York City, where a wincing 41% of pregnancies end in abortion. A Live Action investigator who was 23 weeks pregnant – with a potentially viable baby – visited this mill for shocking results.

Obama dances around topic of Gosnell

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In a Today Show interview taped earlier in the week but airing today, President Obama was (thankfully) asked about Kermit Gosnell. Watch video beginning at 3:00…

Obama can’t comment against Gosnell, because Obama stands with him

Opposed companion bill to Born Alive as state senator that sought to protect abortion survivors from the Gosnells of the world

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Although President Obama had no trouble commenting on the ongoing Trayvon Martin case, White House spokesperson Jay Carney said today Obama wouldn’t be commenting on the Kermit Gosnell mass murder case because he “cannot take a position on an ongoing trial” or “comment further on an ongoing legal proceeding”…

Planned Parenthood has opposed other anti-infanticide legislation: IL Born Alive Act

~ “Blessed” Obama’s opposition

 
479830_433518370067175_1027146459_nPlanned Parenthood’s recent opposition to Florida legislation seeking to protect abortion survivors sent shock waves around the country.

But this wasn’t the first time Planned Parenthood had opposed such legislation.

Planned Parenthood also actively fought Illinois’ Born Alive Infants Protection Act in the early 2000s, along with then state Senator Barack Obama. This legislation was introduced to protect known abortion survivors.

In fact, Planned Parenthood and Obama worked together as a team. From ABC News, July 17, 2007:

Would it be legal to abort this baby?

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From Parent Society, March 22:

Planned Parenthood lying about ability to “provide appropriate care” to abortion survivors

Arena2CrashCartUPDATE 1:25: LifeNews.com has the complete statement, which reiterates that Planned Parenthood is capable of “providing emergency care,” which is again, false, unless PP is equipped to treat preemies.

12:28p: In follow-up to Florida Planned Parenthood lobbyist Alisa LaPolt Snow’s shocking contention last week that the fate of abortion survivors should be left to “the woman, her family, and the physician,” Planned Parenthood gave Sean Hannity this statement yesterday:

MSM ignores Planned Parenthood rep’s (and Obama’s) infanticide endorsement

… [A] government-funded organization just sent a representative to testify that she is not entirely sure a mother does not have an inalienable right to murder; the president whose administration funds her organization has expressed the exact same sentiments, and in fact voted on them — several times. An honest culture, an honest media would […]

Planned Parenthood official argues for right to post-birth abortion

Twitter_picAs reported by The Weekly Standard

Florida legislators considering a bill to require abortionists to provide medical care to an infant who survives an abortion were shocked during a committee hearing this week when a Planned Parenthood official endorsed a right to post-birth abortion.

Alisa LaPolt Snow [pictured right] the lobbyist representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, testified that her organization believes the decision to kill an infant who survives a failed abortion should be left up to the woman seeking an abortion and her abortion doctor.

“So, um, it is just really hard for me to even ask you this question because I’m almost in disbelief,” said Rep. Jim Boyd. “If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is struggling for life?”

“We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician,” said PP lobbyist Snow.

Dr. Koop opposed eugenic abortions at Christ Hospital

I was sad to learn Dr. C. Everett Koop passed away on February 25. Dr. Koop was President Ronald Reagan’s pro-life surgeon general. Read Dr. Koop’s touching obituary at World Magazine. I came to personally learn just how strongly pro-life Dr. Koop was in 1999. I had just publicly revealed that my employer, Christ Hospital, […]

State Senator Barack Obama, consensus builder on infanticide?

An Associated Press article from late 2007… stated that his legislative career was “focused more on building consensus to improve the justice system and aid the poor” than fighting opponents on hot-button issues….

“That strikes me, from what I know of Barack Obama’s time in the state senate, as just being pure mythology and pure public relations invention,” [Eric] Kohn [former Cook County GOP Communications Director] told TheDC….

WashPo readers protest absurd “fact check” of Obama infanticide ad

On September 10 Washington Post “fact checker” Josh Hicks (pictured right) picked apart the Susan B. Anthony List ad featuring abortion survivor Melissa Ohden, which called out Barack Obama for voting against the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act four times when state senator. The ad:

When he was in the Illinois state Senate, Barack Obama voted to deny basic constitutional protections for babies born alive from an abortion – not once, but four times. I know it’s by the grace of God that I’m alive today, if only to ask America this question: Is this the kind of leadership that will lead us forward – that would discard the weakest among us?

Bizarrely, the only point Hicks could find to quibble with was the word “discard.” Was Ohden claiming she was “discarded”? Hicks pressed, apparently expecting late-term abortionists to cuddle babies they just aborted.

WashPo confirms but can’t “fathom” Obama’s Born Alive votes

Ohden said that Obama “voted to deny basic Constitutional protections for babies born alive from an abortion.” This is true in the sense that the Illinois bills would have guaranteed certain protections for these infants. But Ohden’s claim lacks context: Obama’s objections to the bill suggest that he wasn’t so much bent on denying rights […]

Breaking: SBA List launches tv ad in Missouri spotlighting Obama’s opposition to Born Alive Act

UPDATE 8/29, 6:55a: Drudge Report has been featuring the SBA List ad since yesterday, which is wonderful for publicity…

8/28, 11:10a: Kudos to the Susan B. Anthony List for working so hard to educate the public – and mainstream media – just who it is that is extreme on abortion: Barack Obama and the Democrat Party.

I’m currently on a “Women Speak Out: Abortion is NOT Health Care” bus tour of battleground states with the SBA List team.

And today SBA List launched a new television ad in Missouri spotlighting Obama’s opposition as state senator to the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act

Breaking: Battleground bus tour will expose Obama’s radical support of abortion, infanticide

To this day, even when speaking to pro-lifers, I still so often hear, “I didn’t know Obama was that bad on abortion!” when I tell about my experience with him as state senator and his opposition to the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act. Students for Life of America found in a recent poll of young Americans that his support sank by 43% among undecided voters when they learned of his radical support of infanticide.

The Susan B. Anthony List is going to spotlight exactly that during a 10-day battleground state bus tour beginning August 20, and I’m thrilled to have been invited along for the ride.

Press release…

10th anniversary of signing of Born Alive Infants Protection Act

August 5 marks the 10th anniversary of President George W. Bush’s signing of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.

Professor Hadley Arkes (third from left in photo) testified with me in Congress about BAIPA and penned melancholy thoughts, with which I agree, to mark the occasion at The Catholic Thing:

As HHS Secretary, top Romney advisor ordered enforcement of Born Alive Act

Politico reported yesterday that former Utah governor and Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt “is the most important figure in Mitt Romney’s campaign you may have never heard of,” adding Leavitt “has been tapped to head Romney’s transition process” and is being buzzed about by insider Republicans as Romney’s potential chief-of-staff.

My eyes lit up when seeing Leavitt’s name. Leavitt gave me the best birthday present ever when on April 22, 2005, as President George W. Bush’s HHS secretary, he issued a memo ordering that the Born Alive Infants Protection Act be “aggressively enforce[d]“:

Multiple mistakes about Obama and the Born Alive Act in new book, “The Amateur”

Edward Klein’s unauthorized biography of Barack Obama, The Amateur, was released yesterday.

While I appreciate that Klein devoted a chapter of his book, albeit only three pages, to Obama’s opposition as state senator to the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, he got it pretty much all wrong. You can read the chapter at the link above, but here is the relevant section:

John Schneider on “October Baby” and the life affirming films he’s been making lately

Jon Erwin, co-writer/director of October Baby, and actor John Schneider, who had a starring role in the film, appeared together this weekend at the Catholic Pro-Life Committee’s annual Bishop’s Dinner in Dallas.

As you can tell by the picture, I got to briefly meet John, who was very nice.

I’ve been curious about Schneider’s thought processes these days. The former Dukes of Hazzard heartthrob has been making some interesting film choices of late, such as pro-life bookends, Doonby and October Baby; the soon-to-be-released pro-family film, Hardflip; and the sex trafficking film, Not Today.

All about “October Baby”

UPDATE 3/26, 10:45a: October Baby did very well at the box office this weekend. According to The Hollywood Gossip:

The anti-abortion drama October Baby opened in 390 theaters nationwide this weekend, earning the second-highest per-screen average behind The Hunger Games.
Samuel Goldwyn released the movie, starring Rachel Hendrix, John Schneider and Jasmine Guy, primarily in favorable political environments, earning $1.7M….

The movie’s overall gross is technically $1.9 million now….

In an effort to finance a wider release, filmmakers were able to raise $3 million from investors. To promote the film, its backers screened it for church groups and ran advertisements on networks such as Fox News.

While its niche may be relatively small, it is that dedicated, laser-targeted audience that helped make fellow faith-based fare Fireproof, starring Kirk Cameron, one of the most successful independent films of 2008, grossing $33.5 million.

According to Box Office Mojo, October Baby landed in the top 10 for the weekend, quite respectable.

UPDATE 3/26, 10:27a: I went to see October Baby Saturday night with a group of pro-life friends and was pleasantly surprised by a bonus feature that ran during film credits but was not in the cut I was sent to review.  Actress Shari Rigby spoke of her own abortion and the healing she had received.

Jill Stanek on “Planned Parenthood’s Ten Most Feared Enemies” list

Jill Stanek writes the most popular pro-life blog in the nation. Keith Olbermann once named her “the worst person in the world.” In an average year, Stanek’s writings would qualify her for this list, but this is a special election year and she may play a major role in beating Obama. ~ Paul Cooper placing […]

CNN covers for Obama on infanticide support, cuts key information

On February 28 CNN’s Wolf Blitzer tried to play gotcha with Newt Gingrich regarding Gingrich’s statement during a recent Republican debate that the mainstream media had failed to scrutinize presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008 regarding his opposition as state senator to the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act. Blitzer, attempting to prove that at […]

Prospective GOP presidential candidate reminds of Obama’s pro-infanticide record

Speaking to a gathering of conservatives… [Haley] Barbour grew emotional when he touted Mississippi’s top rating from Americans United for Life and spotlighted a law enacted early in his 1st term as governor that required doctors to do everything possible to save a fetus that survives an unsuccessful abortion.

Media Matters: Obama’s infanticide support? “Fevered dreams” of Stanek/Limbaugh

Barack Obama’s venture one step beyond unencumbered and taxpayer-funded abortion support to radically support infanticide of abortion survivors was the straw that broke the camel’s back for many pro-lifers….

Fr. Frank: Americans don’t share Obama’s “extreme and offensive views” on abortion

There will be a conference call tonight at 9p EST of national pro-life leaders reflecting on the presidential race. Sign up to join in the call

Palin’s PA speech of Obama and the life issue

Republican National Coalition for Life has distributed that entire segment of Palin’s piece, which is simply excellent. Here ’tis: In this same spirit, as defenders of the culture of life, John McCain and I believe in the goodness and potential of every innocent life. I believe the truest measure of any society is how it […]

“The Obama debate every American should see”

By Terrence Jeffrey in today’s

Funniest hate mail ever

Deceptions in Obama’s attack ad against Gianna ad

Here they are again, first the ad

Breaking news: Obama attacks Gianna Jessen ad

UPDATE, 1:50p: Gianna forwarded me a great commentary by BornAliveTruth.org. Second lie: “votes taken out of context”? A vote cannot be taken out of context. It’s a vote. Notice this is Obama’s excuse for every indictment against him. Third lie: “Obama has always supported medical care to protect infants.” FALSE. Remember this, from Obama’s 2002 […]

Washington Times on BornAliveTruth.org

Associated Press story ended up in over 3,000 worldwide news outlets. Our BornAliveTruth.org. Here’s yesterday’s

Gianna Jessen on Hannity and Colmes

Last night Gianna Jessen was interviewed on Hannity and Colmes and did a FABULOUS job. Alan’s arguments were pathetic.

Gianna Jessen’s bonafides

UPDATE, 4:40p: Based on evidence presented in this post, Tapper has posted an addendum stating, “UPDATE: Jessen has posted medical records on her Web site to support her story,” with a link to this website. Kudos to both for their willingness to reanalyze their stories when presented with new information. _______________ Today ABC’s Jake Tapper […]

ABC and Time/CNN on BornAliveTruth.org Gianna ads

By Time/CNN’s Mark Halperin on ABC News Jake Tapper blog this morning also included the YouTube video of the Gianna ad…

New York Times on BornAliveTruth.org

The following BornAliveTruth.org ad as its sample of conservative sponsored issues advocacy: After largely staying on the sidelines, the types of independent groups that so affected the 2004 presidential campaign are flooding back as players in the final sprint to the election this fall, financing provocative messages on television, in mailboxes and through the Internet….

Gianna , Jill and Prez at Born Alive signing

Yesterday friend Fran at

The Gianna ad

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Three ghosts haunt Obama

Michael Barone, a U.S. News & World Report columnist, had the following op ed published in several news outlets, including the

Obama ad slams McCain on abortion

UPDATE, 7:45p: Hear the ad. Obama’s got a lot of nerve, but what else can he do? He’s attempting to pull himself out of defensive mode on abortion by going on the offense. From

McCain picks Palin!

UPDATE, 4:10p: According to Feminists for Life. UPDATE, 1:40p:

Breaking news: Departing Dem delegates to get final view of gigantic pro-life protest sign

Tonight, just as radical pro-abortion Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama begins his acceptance speech at Denver’s Invesco Field, American Right To Life will display for the second and last time the world’s largest protest sign. The location for the final unfurling of the 353,000 square-foot sign (530×666 feet) is still secret but will maximize the […]

Democrat National Convention: Day 3

It is into the wee hours of Day 4 actually, and I’m only now able to recap yesterday. It has taken awhile to edit and upload the video at the end of this post. First, some popular booths spotted, including the Goodnight Bush booth, selling a parody of the classic Goodnight Moon (click to enlarge)… […]

Factcheck.org confirms Obama lied

Hope and the soiled utility room

Here’s another political cartoon that can’t wait until Sunday to post, by Eric Allie, courtesy of

Good liberal reads on Obama’s support of infanticide

A column by David Reinhard, associate editor of the liberal

Black Republicans PAC takes on Obama’s support of infanticide

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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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crystal pepsiThe duo creates homemade signs that have literally nothing to do with abortion, instead the posters are meant to deride the pro-lifers’ mission with senseless signs like “I Like Turtles,” “Jesus Slays” or “Honk if You’re Horny.”

…In one blog post, the pro-choice wife is pictured holding a sign that reads “Bring Back Crystal Pepsi,” as a cluster of pro-lifers stand behind her ostensibly praying. Under the picture, the bloggers posted a snarky comment saying that angering the pro-life protesters was a “Victory.”

~ The Daily Caller describing the antics of a pro-abortion couple mocking pro-life protests via their Tumblr account, July 23

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