Entries for the ‘Free Speech’ Category
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 […]
In 2005 pro-life activist Steven Lefemine, pictured right, sued the police department of Greenwood County, South Carolina, for stopping he and his band of 20 pro-life activists with Columbia Christians for Life from displaying graphic images of abortion at a busy intersection. Police maintained the group was creating a disturbance after receiving several complaints.
When police threatened him again at another protest, Lefamine sued in 2008 on the basis that his First Amendment right to free speech was being violated.
Lefamine won his case in federal district court. However, the judge denied Lefemine’s request for reimbursement of attorney fees. This despite the fact that, quoting the Los Angeles Times:
Created Equal’s pro-life activists showed the reality of abortion outside President Obama’s campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio, yesterday. “All the security lines converged on our position in front of the arena,” wrote Executive Director Mark Harrington in an email. A captive audience. I love this photo (click all photos to enlarge). …
Today, Created Equal showcased pro-life signs on an overpass over the busiest freeway in Central Ohio during morning rush hour….
News reports are noting only one item of interest from President Obama’s campaign stop in Cincinnati yesterday, one of the “precious few” stops he has left before tomorrow, Election Day.
And that is a pro-life heckler who “totally hijacked” the rally, followed by another one. As a result, “Barack Obama was totally thrown off his game.”
The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform announced today it will fly 50′ x 100′ aerial billboards displaying photographs of first trimester, ten-week-old aborted babies over Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Racine and Waukesha, Wisconsin, from November 2 through Election Day, November 6:
True to their word, pro-life activists in Winter Park, Florida, have sued the city government for passing an ordinance banning home protests.
City commissioners (minus the mayor, who voted to protect free speech) enacted the ban after pro-lifers picketed the home of Jenna Tosh, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando, on August 18.
The ban prohibits protests within 50 feet of any home.
“At Westmont, Jesus Christ holds preeminence. With our commitment to historic Christianity, we encourage students to integrate their beliefs with their studies and to live out their faith in service to others. Rooting the liberal arts in Christ means that we educate the whole person and encourage students to develop biblically based, intellectually strong convictions and worldviews.”
For three years pro-life student Seth Gruber (pictured left) petitioned the College Student Association and Executive Team at his Evangelical Christian college, Westmont, located in Santa Barbara, California, to allow him to sponsor the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform’s Genocide Awareness Project on campus.
For three years they said no.
Finally, on the morning of October 23, Seth decided to show the reality of abortion to students anyway.
With pro-lifers Todd Bullis and Timothy Eaton, Todd took a position outside the Dining Commons with graphic abortion signs.
Encouraging to see the atrocity of China’s one-child forced abortion/sterilization policy spotlighted at a New York social gala….
Press release from Reggie Littlejohn, President, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers:
New York: On Thursday actor Christian Bale presented blind forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng with an award at the annual gala of Human Rights First.
So while Concordia touts “sending into society thoughtful and informed men and women dedicated to the Christian life,” its definition of “Christian” is at least in part unrelated to the Bible.
National Pro-Life Cupcake Day, what a sweet idea. From the group’s website:
I’m always intrigued by the responses pro-lifers get for showing graphic photos of aborted babies in front of pro-abortion churches on Sunday mornings. I hope these protests continue and expand. Parishioners may not understand, but pro-lifers are trying to help them. Their worship services are repugnant to God. Just read Isaiah 1:10-17.
In September World Life Organization’s Todd Bullis and Andy Moore and their team stood for the 11th and 12th time in front of the Custer Road United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas. I’m always impressed by the wise, Godly words they have ready to offer.
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:
With the autumn 40 Days for Life campaign just underway, this great news provides more evidence that sustained pro-life presence in front of abortion clinics hurts business, whether we think so at the time or not.
From New York Daily News, October 1, comes this article, the title and subtitle of which provides pretty much all the information you need to know: “Sunset Park clinic will no longer offer abortions, instead only outpatient surgical care: Protesters drove away doctors and patients, says clinic owner”:
They may already be out there, but I was just made aware for the first time of a digital pro-life billboard.
As other commentators have observed, such images should not be suppressed from the public consciousness any more than pictures of famine or the reality of war. If we cannot face the pictures, how can we conceive of endorsing the reality? I have no doubt that the publication of the photographs of the victims of Auschwitz […]
The story goes that during the Nazi Holocaust members of a church located near railroad tracks where cattle cars transported Jews to their deaths became disturbed when on Sunday mornings they could hear those Jews crying out for help.
Yesterday youthful abortion supporters protested Students for Life of America’s “I Vote Pro-Life First” college campus tour stop at Indiana University-Purdue University Ft. Wayne.
The administration had separated our two groups, so I walked to the pro-abortion area to tell them about my experience with Barack Obama, since they were positioned too far away to hear me.
After I introduced myself, their leader (second from left in photo above) yelled, “Don’t listen to her, and remember not to talk!”
Jenna was rewarded for her embarrassment by a meet and greet with President Obama when he breezed through Orlando for an August 30 fundraiser.
YouTube won’t remove a video that has contributed to riots and murders of U.S. officials and troops throughout the Middle East, but it quickly removed the video of this pro-life protest. Outing people who kill babies is more dangerous to society than dissing Muhammad. Nevertheless, the video is available now at Pro-LifeTube.com.
After getting the damaging video removed from YouTube, Tosh complained to the Winter Park City Commission, which quickly enacted an “emergency public safety ordinance” that banned public protests within 50 feet of a private residence. On September 10 the Commission voted 4-1 to make the ordinance permanent. A second vote on September 24 will ratify the ordinance.
The pink, sparkly ballet shoe [pictured above] was hurled towards David Bereit, one of America’s most outspoken anti-abortion advocates, on Saturday night… The shoe’s owner, Megan Clement-Couzner [pictured below left] – who belongs to the Sydney based feminist group “F Collective” – said the “symbolic” attack was to interrupt Mr. Bereit and had been modelled […]