Backdrop on the above (click to enlarge) from the Boston Globe, February 5:
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by Carder Several factors drive this. First, by their nature, bikers tend to be politically conservative…. Second, bikers also tend to be an extremely patriotic group and, today, they are sensing that something is terribly wrong with our country and that, if changes are not made, we will soon be in an irreversible state of […]
by Kelli In 1963 when Martin Luther King Jr. shared his Dream with the nation, he never envisioned an America where ‘reproductive justice’ would end more than 56 million innocent human lives. His dream never pictured a nation where black boys and black girls would never be able to join hands with white boys and […]
We hope that the study will address continuing hate speech that vilifies women seeking reproductive health care as well as websites that encourage violence against healthcare providers at women’s clinics which we believe have led to the injuries and death of clinic personnel and volunteers. ~ National Organization for Women statement on a Democrat proposal […]
Biola president Dr. Barry Corey, pictured right, has issued a public letter of apology for retaliatory actions staff members of his Christian university took against pro-life student Diana Jimenez in June for showing graphic images of abortion on campus:
For actions on our part that were perceived to be heavy-handed and retaliatory, I have apologized to her and stand by this apology publicly. I acknowledge and regret our errors, and steps have been taken to correct them….
In so many ways, Diana is the kind of student with the deep Christian convictions I hoped to see when I came to Biola six years ago. In her convictions about saving the unborn, she represents what Biola is about—the desire to speak up against injustices that break the heart of God. Like Diana, Biola is and has been passionately pro-life.
A campus security guard was caught on video threatening to have Jimenez arrested, and the director of the nursing program, Dr. Susan Elliott, ordered her staff not to write letters of recommendation on Jimenez’s behalf.
[Rob] Port said this was the wrong way of spreading the anti-abortion message. He wrote a blog, “Dear Pro-Lifers: Can You Stop Being a Bunch of Weirdos?” on July 21: “Whatever group is out there trying to promote the pro-life message by handing out squish alien babies, stop. You’re doing more harm than good.” Dina […]
[I]f the case were about transparency, then the City Council — and state legislators — should get busy passing legislation requiring abortion clinics to post how many abortions they have provided, how many women have been seriously injured or died in a clinic and whether the clinic has ever lost its license. That would be […]
Students for Life of America’s Brendan O’Morchoe showed me this photo yesterday, staged and snapped by pro-life students at a Planned Parenthood rally in Austin, Texas, last week. I thought it was the best pic I’d seen of Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards – ever! Click to enlarge…
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Caleb Parke at Live Action News reported last week that three major newspapers rejected an ad submitted by Heroic Media, which showed a life size image of a preborn baby between the ages of 20-24 weeks.
Created Equal’s Executive Director Mark Harrington says his organization has pioneered the use of “cutting edge video technology to represent the victims of abortion” to audiences across the country. “Now it’s time to bring it to cities like Cincinnati,” Harrington said. “Not until now has abortion been represented in such a profound way.” Created Equal […]
The vandal was identified as OSU student Calysta Santacroce, and Created Equal filed charges.
On May 7 criminal charges were lowered to “disorderly conduct” on the condition that Santacroce plead guilty and pay restitution of $126 to Created Equal, which she paid in cash that day.
When the judge asked Santacroce to explain herself, she said it had been a bad day, and she did something she knows she shouldn’t have. “He [CE staff member] provoked me,” Santacroce claimed.
When the judge asked how so, Santacroce responded, “He asked me, ‘What do you think of my signs?’”
Santacroce was fined $50, in addition to the restitution.
Here again is that video. Warning: Profanity…
Four months ago Diana Jimenez had an epiphany.
“I was pro-life but had no idea what an abortion looked like,” Diana told me today by phone. “Then I actually saw a video of an abortion, and my heart broke in pieces.”
A senior nursing student at Biola, a Christian university in La Mirada, California, Diana (pictured right) promptly launched a pro-life group and invited Gregg Cunningham, executive director of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, to speak. After a great deal of energy was expended to publicize, only four students showed up.
Diana was compelled to attempt greater outreach, and the clock was ticking, with graduation just around the corner.
this year was our fourth annual pledge a picketer fund drive…. of course we count the babies in carriers and strollers, and yes, i count the obviously pregnant ladies for two. afterall, they are displaying their big bellies as tools of shame, same as they are their toddlers.. and besides, they count them, right? (this […]
About 120 pro-lifers attended the “Stop the Killing” rally today, sponsored by Live Action in front of late-term abortionist Cesare Santangelo’s Washington, D.C. clinic – only three blocks from the White House. Click both photos to enlarge… I was pleased that the press came out in force, including CNN, Washington Post, Washington Times, World Magazine, […]
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Following Live Action’s video release today, which captured Washington, D.C., abortionist Cesare Santangelo endorsing infanticide and other barbaric acts of inhumanity, Live Action will hold a “Stop the Killing” rally at his clinic this Wednesday, May 1, at 12:30p EST. Location is: 2112 F St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Erickson and his students reasoned that any serious quest to reduce abortions would not focus exclusively on women, and so they satirically brainstormed potential roles that men might play in such a push. They came up with such ideas as a “Mandatory Sex Savings Fund,” which would require men to pay $25,000 into an account […]
Several people wearing florescent yellow vests labeled “Clinic Escort” helped women find parking places and walked with them into the cherry pink building in a Jackson retail district. Outside an iron fence that separates Jackson Women’s Health Organization from the street, abortion opponents stood on a sidewalk and implored women not to end their pregnancies.
In response to a lawsuit filed in February by pro-life leader Ryan Bomberger, accusing the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People of intimidation, the NAACP has fired back with a countersuit.
The Thomas More Law Center has announced that the Student Government Association Judiciary Committee of Johns Hopkins University issued a unanimous decision last night overturning an SGA ruling of March 24 that denied recognition to Voice for Life as an official student club of the school.
Johns Hopkins University’s Student Government Association has denied Voice for Life [an anti-abortion student group] status as a recognized student group, for two reasons: VFL’s website links to other organizations that display graphic images of aborted babies. And VFL plans to engage in peaceful, quiet “sidewalk counseling” outside a local abortion clinic, which the SGA […]
[Apparently], it is much more important for the school to have Planned Parenthood at Benson than it is to have a teacher teach computer science and math. ~ High school teacher Bill Diss (pictured), who was escorted by police out of his classroom at Benson High School in Portland, Oregon, last week because of […]
I think it’s unfair for women facing what must be the hardest decision of their lives to now have to drive down Ontario Street and be reminded of that, and judged for it, and face more stigma about this really important decision. ~ Pamela Arnott, a resident “offended by the message” of the pro-life billboard […]
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No surprise, a Planned Parenthood panel will tonight kick off a two-day event to be held March 7 and 8 at the University of Cincinnati, sponsored by UC’s LGBTQ Alliance and UC Feminists.
On January 28, in my capacity as social media manager for a coalition of national black pro-life leaders, I set up accounts on Facebook and Twitter to promote our upcoming demonstration in Los Angeles of the NAACP Image Awards on February 1.
We had a number of press releases going out that morning, and I wanted to take advantage of social media platforms to raise awareness about what I call the “Black Betrayal” – NAACP’s gross failure to put black America’s best interest first, demonstrated by its willingness to not only ignore the black genocidal agenda of Planned Parenthood but to go so far as partner with this organization that racially targets black communities with abortion.
My first Tweet was at 9:17a: “Black Leaders prepare to protest @NAACP for its #Betrayal of the black community.”
Only six tweets and less than two hours later we got our first suspension, after I hit “reply” to a tweet sent out by @NAACPIMAGEAWARD promoting their show, wherein I linked to our press release and the hashtag #BlackBetrayal.
They had told her that she was 26 weeks [pregnant] and they would either fudge it to 24 (the legal abortion limit), or they would have her go to Maryland and have her abortion up there where it’s legal to go past 24 weeks in a clinic.
Today the 11th 40 Days for Life campaign kicks off.
I mention it because IMO 40 Days is one of the best things the pro-life movement has going.
At abortion clinics where 40 Days prayer warriors have maintained a presence, 6,749 documented lives have been saved, 76 abortion workers have left the industry, and 28 abortion clinics have closed (including one just 1-1/2 weeks ago) – all since 2004.
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Read backstory, “BREAKING: Carhart’s victims identified.”
Over 250 people gathered at Germantown Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic in Germantown, Maryland, this morning to demand justice for the death of 29-year-old Jennifer McKenna Morbelli (pictured right), who perished at the hand of late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart on February 7, along with her 33-week-old preborn baby, Madison Leigh.
As protesters gathered outside, Carhart carried on with his abortion business as usual inside.
ABC News and the Washington Post were among news outlets that attended the press conference/prayer vigil.
Little did TooManyAborted.com founder Ryan Bomberger know just how much the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People would disdain his satirical but accurate edit of its acronym, NAACP. Click to enlarge…
On January 16, Ryan, pictured right, wrote a scathing piece entitled, “NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People,” published at LifeNews.com, in conjunction with the NAACP’s upcoming 44th Annual Image Awards.
In response, NAACP attorneys Gordon Feinblatt, LLC, zipped off a letter to both Ryan and Steven Ertelt of Life News, threatening to sue both for copyright infringement, including punitive damages, unless they cease and desist within seven days.
I’ve mentioned before that it is helpful to conduct recognizance on the other side’s social networks. You can learn interesting information. Last Tuesday morning Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas posted this notice on its Facebook page:
Texan pro-lifer Andy Moore spotted the notice and immediately began contacting friends. A coalition quickly formed, including (among others) Bryan Kemper, Students for Life of America, and Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust.
When 3p came, pro-lifers were ready, totally overwhelming a Twitter conversation Planned Parenthood had intended to pressure the State of Texas into reinstating funding to one about Planned Parenthood itself. Afterward Bryan reported:
UPDATE 1/27, 12p: St. Blogustine has more good photos.
1/26, 11:58a: (Title credit, Right Links Blog)
Daughter Daena, son-in-law Andy, and I marched with an estimated 400-650,000 like-minded pro-life souls yesterday at the 40th annual March for Life. Here was our view while in the thick of it (click all photos to enlarge)…
The March always ends at the Supreme Court Building, where the infamous Roe v. Wade decision was made on January 22, 1973. There is always a small band of abortion supporters waiting there to greet the pro-life throng. Here’s a shot capturing the competing signs and chants (bullhorn held by Kristan Hawkins, executive director for Students for Life of America)…
On the cold, dark, wet winter’s evening of Jan. 19, without any media promotion and with little notice, an estimated 35,000 Irish people gathered in Dublin to oppose the government’s proposed legislation. In American terms, this would be equivalent to 3 million people attending Friday’s March for Life. The event was described as “extraordinary” and […]
The aggressor was Roy Benjamin, a private, armed security guard who works for Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in Jackson.
UPDATE 1/21, 6:30p: Don’t forget to include paying your respects at a memorial to victims of abortion tomorrow in your activities.
1/16, 11:53a: Pro-life Action League has compiled a list of 263 memorial sites across the country that are dedicated to victims of abortion. These include 24 grave sites.
PLAL is calling on pro-lifers to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the infamous and tragic Roe v. Wade decision by visiting one of these memorial sites on January 22.
PLAL’s endeavor is called “Blessed Are They Who Mourn.”
I would add that bringing flowers to lay at the site would be another fitting tribute.
UPDATE 1/24, 10:30a: Thanks to all who participated, whether by the many great posts I read on your blogs (links below), or on Facebook, or on Twitter (where the conversation at #Tweet4Choice is still going strong!).
I think our effort this year was particularly impactful given the dust up in the pro-abortion community over the word “choice.”
Thanks again for doing such a great job pushing back on their euphemismistic cover-up of preborn murder.
UDPATE: 1/22, 8:40a: Created Equal has posted several photos on Facebook of its outreach protest at President Obama’s inauguration yesterday. His motorcade had to pass the group twice. We pray the photos of the reality of abortion got through and pierced his soul – somehow, some way. Here are two of the best photos. Click to enlarge…
UDPATE: 1/21, 12:35p: Created Equal’s protest is positioned on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the Navy Memorial. The presidential motorcade passed the group on its way to the Inauguration at the Capitol Building and will pass it again when returning to the White House.
1/21, 12:10p: I was just sent this picture from Mark Harrington of Created Equal.
Thanks to Mark’s team for standing in the gap for babies slaughtered by abortion, and for disallowing President Obama and his followers to forget what they support, even on Inauguration Day.
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Fecteau said the “unknown substance” was holy water that she keeps in a squirt bottle. She said she sprayed it because someone from the pro-choice group was walking close to her while burning a “noxious material.”
“I had been told repeatedly by my health care provider not to breathe in that smoke because it’s making me sick,” said Fecteau. “I can’t tell if (mist from the spray bottle) drifted on this lady’s face.”
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Ah, January in Washington D.C. Bare trees, icy sidewalks, inauguration plans underway — and terrorists dressed up like sweet little grandmothers bussing to the nation’s capital, ready for their annual celebration of restricting women’s access to health care. That’s right, it’s time for Fetuspalooza 2013! Ever since the Supreme Court held in 1973 that yes, […]
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Last week President Obama’s Department of Justice lost yet another Freedom of Access to Clinics case when it settled with pro-lifer David Hamilton.
More on Attorney General Eric Holder’s harassment of Hamilton below.
But for those keeping count, here is the losing list of FACE cases brought forth by the Obama DOJ so far (including one not even listed on the DOJ site, US v. Parente):
Recently, I posted pictures showing protesters with the “dead baby” signage [shown], all crowded around in front of the clinic. I was pleased with the piece. I thought it conveyed the intensity of the scene pretty well. That was what I wanted. I want people to know how awful-horrible-terrible it is out there. I want […]
The most pro-abortion/pro-infanticide president in America’s history will be inaugurated for the second time on January 21, 2013. (In fact, in an ironic twist, the March for Life had to be delayed until January 25 because so many hotel rooms were blocked out for this event.)
A few facts…
1. The Left heralds abortion as a constitutional right.
2. Facebook allows only people age 13 and over to create personal pages. In other words, every female on Facebook has the legal right to abort.
So, logically and objectively speaking, why in the world would Facebook censor information about abortion? Isn’t FB for full disclosure and informed consent?
Would FB actually help promote a surgical procedure but censor what that procedure entails?
Yes, FB does this, and repeatedly, by removing photos showing the reality of abortion.
The latest victim of Facebook’s censorship is Victoria Jackson.
I wrote in early December that the result of the presidential election is a reminder that stopping abortion starts locally.
Our first responsibility is to make abortion unthinkable in our own family, home church, neighborhood schools, and community.
Todd Bullis of World Life Organization explains the thinking:
Help spread the message of abolition every where you go.
Most people are happy to live in a world where discussion of abortion only occurs in churches and political stump speeches.
Most people want to drink their coffee, eat their fast food, watch their movies, and go about their day without thinking about abortion and considering what it might take to effect its abolition.
There is a branch of anti-choice activists that will use pretty much anything as a medium for their message: newspaper ads, graphic signs displayed in front of schools, bus stop benches. You would think they would know well enough to leave one place untouched, though. Wire coat hangers. You would be wrong. ~ Robin Marty […]
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Many of the activist groups represented at the summit mentioned they were beginning to take the pro-life message to middle schools as well as high schools and colleges. They noted they are seeing pro-abortion indoctrination at younger ages.
Here is one of their tactics for both high school and middle school campuses.
As I wrote yesterday, since the election I’ve been pondering where we are as a nation and a world.
I vacillate between thinking 1) the end of the civilization known as the United States of America is near, 2) the apocalypse is near, and 3) I’m overreacting.
Most often I think it’s a combination of #1 and #2, although I do try to temper myself.
And what if this is so, I’ve asked myself? Where does this leave the pro-life movement? Why is God continuing to allow these millions of abortions – almost half a billion around the world per decade – and with them the worldwide decimation of demographics by age and gender? What is He thinking? How does unfathomable tragedy fit into His plan?
Well, of course I know His thoughts are not my thoughts, and His ways are higher than mine. But I still think about these things. I’ve learned there are four ways to determine the will of God: Scripture, prayer, Godly counsel, and circumstances. So I always do try to keep an eye on what’s going on around me, just in case there is something obvious I can take note of.
So I took all this baggage with me to the summit, knowing I would be in the company of Godly counselors. My takeaways, plagiarizing Mark Harrington of Created Equal in places:
For 12 years Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust have been singing Christmas carols and bringing gifts to local abortion clinics and are encouraging pro-lifers around the country to do the same. Here’s the gist:
It is understandable that people associated with abortion might be unpleasant, as was this delivery person for General Air, in Denver, Colorado, who dropped off an oxygen cylinder at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains on October 24 and did not think very kindly of the pro-life activists standing outside. WARNING: Vulgar language… I wonder […]
The Greens [who own the Hobby Lobby arts and crafts chain] weren’t arguing that morning-after pills should be illegal. They weren’t even trying to keep their employees from using them. They just didn’t want to implicate themselves in what they saw as immoral activity. The [Obama] administration responded with an unsettling argument: The Greens aren’t […]