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TLC censors Duggar pro-life t-shirt

Stand True’s Bryan Kemper was really looking forward to watching this weeks’s episode of 19 Kids and Counting onTLC after one of his pro-life t-shirts made an appearance in last week’s show…

TLC censors Duggar pro-life t-shirt

Kemper hoped to spot another of his t-shirts since the entire family owns one….

Pro-abortion film “Obvious Child” tanks at box office

pro-abortion filmThe abortion industry did its best to pitch the movie Obvious Child as an “unapologetic” but “hilarious” romantic comedy about abortion, even as the director and star eschewed such a depiction. See headlines right.

And therein lies the irony.

Abortion proponents want desperately to remove the stigma surrounding abortion, and they desperately hoped Obvious Child would be a “game-changing” vehicle to entice and persuade pop culture.

But those who invested and starred in Obvious Child pragmatically knew aversion to abortion would be exactly what kept pop culture from attending, thus their attempts to back away from the odious A-word. (The film distributor’s synopsis of the film doesn’t even include the word “abortion.”)

Neither tactic worked.

Media ignores pro-life ire over Komen-Planned Parenthood bond

Komen donations down after Planned Parenthood reconnect, thanks to pro-life supportersYet another mainstream media outlet is crediting – or blaming, depending on one’s viewpoint – abortion supporters for the fundraising woes Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure has experienced in the aftermath of its realliance with Planned Parenthood, while ignoring any ire pro-life proponents may be demonstrating with their closed wallets.

From TribLive.com, June 23, which also perpetuates another falsehood:

Willful blindness to link between Detroit’s abortion/preemie crises

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It is one of those obvious connections I cannot comprehend the world not seeing.

Actually, liberals, media, and feminists are covering it up, which is why the rest of the world can’t see it. They’re not being told.

At least 59 studies to date confirm that forcibly opening a woman’s cervix to commiit an induced abortion can lead to an incompetent cervix for subsequent births. Even without studies to back that fact up, it’s just common sense.

Other known medical conditions than can lead to premature births and may be related to abortion include “uterine adhesions, infection, mental stress, increased maternal age, and substance abuse,” quoting LifeIssues.net.

Preemie births have skyrocketed since the legalization of abortion in the U.S. in 1973. According to the American Association of Pro-Life Gynecologists and Obstetricians:

Premature birth (birth before 37 weeks) has increased 27% since 1981. In 2007 the premature… rate in America was 12.6% of all live births (and over 17% of all African-American births).

With all that in mind, read this maddening, heartbreaking June 10 Bloomberg article:

New Yorker writer: Pro-life = pro-gun control

“Gun control” means controlling those things whose first purpose is to help people kill other people… And the idea that you can be pro-life and still be pro-gun: if your primary concern is actually with the sacredness of life, then you have to stand with Richard Martinez [pictured], in memory of his son. (pro-life gun […]

Economically elite “oligarchy” behind push for abortion

by Kelli The American public overall is opposed to abortion on demand; whether they call themselves “pro-life” or “pro-choice,” a majority do not want abortion to be legal except in the “hard cases” (e.g. rape and incest), and of the remainder, most support limits on later-term abortions. The problem is that low-income Americans lean pro-life […]

Planned Parenthood pays $2 million for wrongful death, press ignores

Tanya-ReevesUPDATE 2/11, 9:40a: Thomas More Society, on behalf of Pro-Life Action League, filed a formal complaint with the Illinois Dept. of Professional Regulation requesting an investigation of Planned Parenthood.

2/10, 3:17p: Late last week came the news that Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation have agreed to pay $2 million in a wrongful death settlement to the surviving young son of a woman who died after an abortion at a Chicago Planned Parenthood in 2012.

Guttmacher, media downplay pro-life factors in abortion decline

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How does the Guttmacher Institute interpret its findings [of a drop in the abortion rate from 2008-2011] in light of its pro-abortion mantra “safe, legal and rare?” The organization doesn’t appear to be too pleased, but then, it began under the auspices of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In a press release, Elizabeth Nash, the state-issues manager for Guttmacher, said, “As we monitor trends in abortion going forward, it is critical that we also monitor whether these state restrictions are preventing women who need abortion services from accessing them”….

Uproar over UT student newspaper’s use of term “pro-abortion”

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A reporter for The Daily Texan, the student newspaper for the University of Texas, got it right when calling abortion supporters what they are – “pro-abortion” – five times in an article about a counter-demonstration held during the annual pro-life Texas Rally for Life on January 24.

The term even made the article’s headline.

Mike Huckabee was right about the Democrat Party’s overactive libido

Here is how NBC’s Kasie Hunt described comments made by former Gov. Mike Huckabee at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting on January 23:

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And here is what Huckabee actually said (video here) - the opposite of what Hunt said he said:

LA Times columnist compares HHS Mandate objections to 1960s racism

The Supreme Court is expected to decide in the next week or so whether to take up the question of whether a for-profit company can deny its female employees contraception coverage in employer-provided health plans because the company owner has a religious objection. We’re not talking about religious institutions here. We’re talking about a secular […]

What “choice” is it? MSNBC host dances around the “A” word

So there is only one that currently meets that benchmark which means that this is going to be the only clinic in the state for women in North Carolina for seeking out choice. But in a statement about the bill and the signings itself Governor McCrory says the law does not further limit access and […]

Handing out 12-wk preborn “squish alien” baby models at fair “weird, extreme, unsettling”

[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 […]

Davis’s sneakers got 3x the coverage as Gosnell’s severed baby feet

Jivin J pointed to a New York Times article that fawned over “overnight sensation” Wendy Davis, a Democrat Texas state senator who is a big fan of late-term abortions.

But that was just the tip of the iceberg, according to Culture and Media Institute:

Chicago Tribune runs alternate ad showing fetal image after deeming first ad too controversial

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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.

Goldberg: Only “women’s health” issue libs care about is abortion

Kermit Gosnell case: missed opportunity for the Republican party

A lot of conservatives are trying to speak out and are rhetorically asking, “Why isn’t the media covering this?” Well, if we had more Republicans who are actually ready to defend the first God-given right of life, we wouldn’t need the left-wing media to say anything. We’d have it covered. Thanks, Republicans, who don’t have […]

Join #Gosnell Round 2 TweetFest Wednesday

UPDATE 4/16 9:45a: Here’s a good piece on TweetFest Round 1, “Celebrities, politicians force media to look at abortion ‘House of Horrors.’”

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4/15, 5:50p: Sign up now to participate in Round 2 of the #Gosnell TweetFest this Wednesday, April 17, from 8a to 8p EST.

Round 1 garnered almost 170,000 tweets, according to LifeSiteNews.com, with the hashtag #Gosnell trending in the number 1 spot, according to Lifenews.com. The TweetFest was credited, along with Democrat Kirsten Powers’ USA Today column, with finally getting the media to pay attention to mass murderer abortionist Kermit Gosnell. For example…

Journalists invited to report editors who spiked Gosnell story

We know there are journalists out there infuriated by their employer’s current behavior: The change must start with you. We are looking for whistleblowers: if you have any information regarding why your employer is not covering the Gosnell trial, please submit it here. Your anonymity will be protected. ~ PJ Media, encouraging journalists to anonymously […]

Washington Post: “We should have sent a reporter sooner”

We believe the story is deserving of coverage by our own staff, and we intend to send a reporter for the resumption of the trial next week. In retrospect, we should have sent a reporter sooner. ~ Martin Baron, Executive Director of the Washington Post, speaking about the trial of accused mass murderer abortionist, Kermit […]

Join #Gosnell TweetFest to break the media blackout

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The media is suddenly starting to pay attention to mass murderer Kermit Gosnell, thanks in part to a “tweet fest” currently underway until midnight to “break the media blackout,” as is posted on the Facebook event page launched by Andy Moore, Bryan Kemper, and Troy Newman.

Kudos, too, to pro-life Democrat Kirsten Powers, who also helped light a fire under her liberal friends in the media with her USA Today post.

Per CNN’s Anderson Cooper, within the hour (time stamp is way off)…

Four reasons why media isn’t covering Gosnell mass murder trial

UPDATE 4/16, 9:50a: The Atlantic has posted 14 possible reasons for the media blackout.

UPDATE 4/14, 5:10p: The Gospel Coalition has posted eight reasons for the media blackout, which are good.

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4/11, 4:34p: Living in Chicago, I’ve observed press coverage up close on three of the most notorious mass murderers ever apprehended: Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Richard Speck.

Speck tortured, raped, and murdered eight student nurses in Chicago in 1966. Dahmer murdered 17 boys and men in the Milwaukee/Chicago area between 1978-1991, keeping and eating some of their body parts. Gacy raped and murdered at least 33 boys and men between 1972-1978, burying many in the crawl space of his Chicago suburban home.

In each case the press tripped over themselves to recount every morbid detail, anxious to feed the public’s fascination with the macabre (click to enlarge)…

AP: “Abortions are typically performed in utero”

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As Kelli spotlighted in today’s Quote of the Day by Mark Steyn (also noted by Matthew Balan at Newsbusters), the mainstream media has for the most part gone missing in reporting the murder trial of late-term Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

Gosnell, his wife Pearl, and eight employees stand accused of murdering seven newborn abortion survivors and one mother.

Not only has MSM gone missing, when it does report on this horrendous story, it often gets important details wrong or makes inexplicable gaffes.

For instance, journalist MaryClaire Dale reported in a March 20 Associated Press story:

Steyn: Media silence on abortion and infanticide reflects on America

In 2011, I wrote about mass murder at Kermit Gosnell’s abortion “clinic”: … A man is killing actual living, gurgling, bouncing babies on an industrial scale – and it barely makes the papers. Had he plunged his scissors into the spinal cord of a Democrat politician in Arizona, then The New York Times, ABC, CBS, […]

Medical Examiner clarifies “fetal anomalies” not a cause of Carhart patient’s death

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I spoke and corresponded by email with Maryland Medical Examiner spokesperson Bruce Goldfarb on February 22 and 23 to get clarification on puzzling statements ascribed to him by two news organizations last week regarding the February 7 death of Jennifer Morbelli, a patient of late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart

Mainstream media drag feet in reporting post-abortion death

Heaven forbid that any mainstream reporter should actually do some actual journalism the way “just a blogger” Jill Stanek did on this story. If you know anything about Jill Stanek (which, of course, no liberal reporter would) you know that she wouldn’t report something like this unless she was absolutely certain of the facts, and […]

Daily Kos editor: Pro-life “terrorists” to observe “Fetuspalooza”

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, […]

Coulter on liberal hypocrisy: Why can’t we publish names of women who’ve had abortions?

Why aren’t we getting the names of recently paroled criminals? People with gun permits by definition do not have criminal records. Why can’t we get the criminal records? No, you can’t get that. Why can’t we get a record of women who’ve had abortions? They get money from Planned Parenthood. They get money from Medicare, […]

Time magazine cover story: Abortion proponents on losing path

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The title of the January 14 issue of Time magazine reads, “40 years ago, abortion-rights activists won an epic victory with Roe v. Wade. They’ve been losing ever since.”

Abortion support rising? If so, thank the GOP for aiding and abetting

Rasmussen released a new poll on November 14 indicating that 54% of likely voters now consider themselves pro-choice, while only 38% say they are pro-life.

In the aftermath of the election I told friends to expect a bump in abortion support.

I’m not saying I believe the pendulum has swung the other way by 15 points since the May Gallup poll.

But of course the dial has moved, given the fact Obama and Democrats made such a huge pitch for abortion, and given the fact they embedded themselves, pardon the pun, as the champions of free contraception.

NYT profiles AUL’s “pleasantly dangerous” CEO, Charmaine Yoest

Though she has helped usher in hard-hitting changes in women’s health care, Yoest is especially good at sounding reasonable rather than extreme. She never deviates from her talking points, never raises her voice and never forgets to smile. ~ New York Times reporter Emily Bazelon, in a profile of AUL CEO Charmaine Yoest, November 2 […]

Biased MSM bashes pro-life-no-exceptions view, ignores opposite

[C]onsider that Gallup reports that 52% of Americans support some restrictions on abortion, and an additional 20% think it should be illegal in all circumstances. That’s nearly three-quarters of the population saying they support at least some restrictions on abortion. Only 25% share President Obama’s view that abortion should be legal for any reason at […]

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: Right to life position “almost like Sharia”

… [T]here’s a grand canyon of difference between Obama, who’s very pro-choice, and, for example, the Republican ticket this year, which would give 14th Amendment rights, whatever that means, life, liberty, and property rights, to a fetus that had just been – or rather, an egg that had just been fertilized, right after sex, if […]

Abortion ship to enter Muslim waters

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

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

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 […]

If Planned Parenthood were named Halliburton, would MSM notice the collusion?

If the CEO of Halliburton ever gave a speech at the Republican National Convention, it is a sure bet liberals and the mainstream media would go into convulsions and accuse Halliburton and the GOP of collusion.

After all, how smelly would it be for a Big Oil recipient of taxpayer funding to schmooze for the political party deemed to have provided that funding?

Yet no one in the media batted an eye when the CEO of Planned Parenthood, America’s Big Abortion business and recipient of $500 million annually in taxpayer funding, shilled for the Democrat Party during its convention last week, getting a prime time speaking spot to boot. In fact, home town media bragged

Akin’s opposition to rape exception vs. Obama’s support of infanticide

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(HT to Erick Erickson at RedState.com for the headline. I’ll get to Erick’s excellent post in a sec.)

Right now I am in Sioux City, Iowa, preparing to begin a 10 day, 30 city, 6 state bus tour today with the Susan B. Anthony List team.

My entire focus and role on the tour is to expose Barack Obama’s radical support of infanticide as part and parcel of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, as he saw it and said it. As Illinois state senator Obama opposed the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, designed to give abortion survivors constitutional rights. Obama said giving premature born babies rights would be unconstitutional. Period. That’s what he said. Read page 86 of the senate floor transcript, when Obama was the only senator to speak against Born Alive. Read what Obama said very carefully:

The media’s strangely subdued reporting on Family Research Council shooter

I was camping yesterday morning when a friend alerted me via Twitter on my iPhone there had been a shooting at Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Frightened for my friends, I began scanning Google for news reports. Ten minutes later the first story popped up, stating an FRC security guard had been shot in the arm, and the shooter had been arrested.

A bit relieved, I went ahead with a planned day trip, tuning in to news radio in the truck to keep up with the latest. Nada.

Lila Rose mystifies Jezebel

But the most controversial information I’ve gotten out of Rose so far is that she’s a “one glass of wine” kind of girl who loves yoga and U2 and does her rosary on the elliptical every morning. She’s also the type of girl whose idols are martyrs: Jesus Christ (“It’s hard to beat him. You […]

WashPo notes outgoing Komen CEO’s large salary, ignores Planned Parenthood CEO’s larger salary

Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s founder and CEO is stepping down.

Nancy Brinker is joined on her fall on the sword by her president and two board members, all denying the Planned Parenthood debacle had anything to do with it.

It didn’t have to be this way. They could have stood strong in their decision to defund the United States’ largest abortion provider, but they couldn’t handle the heat.

Since then no one has been happy. While MSM consistently portrays Komen’s loss of revenue as a show of displeasure by abortion proponents, it is just as likely disappointed and previously unaware pro-lifers are now withholding donations.

Newsweek article on Personhood movement riles abortion proponents

A June 25 article in Newsweek about the Personhood movement is shaking up the pro-abortion community. Just read a sampling of the 315 comments and counting that have poured in since it was crossposted on The Daily Beast since yesterday.

Campbell Brown in NYT: “Planned Parenthood’s self-destructive behavior”

Former NBC and CNN news anchor Campbell Brown penned a New York Times op ed over the weekend entitled, “Planned Parenthood’s self-destructive behavior.”

With such a favorable title, pro-lifers might be tempted to glam on to Brown as one of us. Not so fast.

Before lodging her complaint against Planned Parenthood, Campbell first gave it kudos. She promoted the United States’ largest abortion provider as really not being about that, stating, “Most of Planned Parenthood’s work focuses on health care for low-income women, things like screenings for breast cancer and diabetes, and family planning.”

To back up that claim Campbell parroted Planned Parenthood’s line that “abortions represent only 3 percent of its work,” when in actuality about 10% of Planned Parenthood clients get abortions, according to FactCheck.org, and 38.4% of its clinic income comes from abortion, according to Live Action.

Campbell also acknowledged in her piece she is pro-abortion.

So what was her gist? That Planned Parenthood has morphed into an arm of the Democrat Party, to its detriment:

Too young for marriage but not too young for an abortion

People will say you can’t compare marriage to abortion. “Marriage is a serious commitment!” Well, committing to take some else’s life is a serious commitment, too. Abortion isn’t just a life-changing event, it’s a life-cancelling event. Death is a lot more permanent than marriage. ~ Pro-life apologist Alfonzo Rachel responding to a Huffington Post article […]

BBC to broadcast radio show live from an abortion clinic

What we want to do is talk to everybody involved who works in a clinic – the receptionist, the doctors, the consultants, the counsellors, and, if patients agree, we will talk to them. ~ BBC Radio 5 Live host Victoria Derbyshire explaining the purpose of the BBC’s planned broadcast of a two-hour show live from […]

Despite highest negatives, Planned Parenthood CEO named to Time’s Top 100

Time magazine unveiled its 2012 Top 100 Most Influential People in the World today, and I wasn’t surprised to see Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards’ name once again, despite her bleak poll results. In fact, of the 25 on Time’s list who had more negative votes than positive, Richards scored the lowest by far, with […]

Time Top 100: Cecile Richards loses poll, Cardinal Dolan wins

UPDATE 4/7, 7:25a: Despite last minute efforts by abortion proponents to prop Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards and sink Cardinal Timothy Dolan, pro-lifers won the day in the poll to choose Time magazine’s Top 100 for 2012. Both were among the top vote getters, scoring more votes than Lady Gaga and Barack Obama. Dolan coming in at #16, and Richards at #17. Good job…

4/4, 7:44p: Time magazine is conducting a poll through tomorrow of nominees for its Top 100 most influential people in the world.

Per MSM it could only be Planned Parenthood supporters withholding donations from Komen

The mainstream media is reporting that donations to Susan G. Komen for the Cure have dropped substantially in the wake of its decision and subsequent reversal to defund Planned Parenthood.

According to MSM, this must be due to disgruntled Planned Parenthood supporters, for instance this March 23 CBS News story:

Liberal hypocrisy: “Wanted Dead or Alive” posters

Life in America grows more unsettled by the day under President Barack Obama’s. watch One of many reasons is his administration’s betrayal of justice.

Meanwhile, liberals grow more hypocritical by the day.

Back in 2010 abortion proponents pressured the Obama Justice Department to investigate pro-life activists for distributing “Wanted” posters outing abortionists. Quoting from a CBS News story:

Comedy Central comedian auctions abortion spoof memorabilia

I reported February 8 that Daniel Tosh of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 had dedicated a segment of his show to mocking the concept behind the Until Abortion Ends campaign, wherein participants pledge to give up something they like until abortion is again made illegal…

Jon Stewart loves Planned Parenthood and vice versa

On March 7, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart invited Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards on his show.

Stewart didn’t pretend this was anything other than an advocacy interview. So his written questions were obviously submitted by Planned Parenthood. Richards anticipated every one of them.

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mcallisterby Kelli

Rampell argues that if only poor people in America could get free birth control and more comprehensive sex education, have “easy access” to abortions in unregulated clinics, and receive more government-sponsored childcare by expanding the welfare state, then unwanted pregnancies would be a thing of the past and Americans would live happily ever after.

Oh, the joy of a liberal utopia.

Rampell doesn’t pause to consider other factors that have seriously contributed to the disparity between the rich and poor on out-of-wedlock births. Instead of looking at the issue in terms of personal choice regarding marriage and childbirth, as well as personal responsibility, and respecting all people as rational human beings capable of self-government, she concludes that a “trap” is being laid; someone must be doing something to these women or not enough for them. Neither is truly the case….

When it comes to finding solutions that will help low-income single mothers, we need to do more than just dish out contraceptives (which will be ineffective for those who are actually choosing to have babies out of wedlock), herd them into unregulated abortion clinics, give them “comprehensive” sex education that fails to factor in the spiritual and moral dimension of human beings, and then continue their dependence on government and the cycle of poverty by increasing welfare programs….

I can just hear the mockery now and the hysterical screams of “Don’t stigmatize my choice to have sex!” But no one is stigmatizing sex, let alone your choice to have it. What’s being stigmatized in our culture is marriage and the choice not to have sex….

[S]ome of us have a higher view of women — that they don’t have to be controlled by their base desires, by poverty, by fear, by dependency — all of which drive us to more constricted and unhappy lives.

We can do better. We have done better. And we can be better again.

~ D.C. McAllister (pictured), responding to Catherine Rampell’s assertion that “sex is for rich people” and that “a trap” is laid for poor people who want to have sex, The Federalist, October 21

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