Momentum was on their side when last October abortion proponents introduced legislation in the liberally toxic New York City Council to hamstring pregnancy care centers. Bill No. 371, which mimics ordinances passed in Baltimore and Austin, would force PCCs in NYC to post signage that they do not commit abortions or distribute contraceptives. It would […]
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I, like everyone else who has opened Abby Johnson’s new book, UnPlanned, couldn’t put it down…. Abby’s book contains several insights, but what I gained most from reading UnPlanned was a better understanding of the abortion worker’s mind. Abby challenged my preconceived notions from the start, literally, in her foreword…
On Dec. 28, MTV aired the abortion special, “No Easy Decision,” apparently yielding to pressure from abortion ideologues upset that its two highly rated shows on unplanned pregnancies, “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom,” are both life-affirming…. If you haven’t watched it, you can do so on MTV’s website…. MTV aired “No Easy Decision” as […]
UPDATE 12/10, 6:20: Friend Sheila alerted me to this December 8 Washington Post article about Congressional one-hit wonders, with this laugher at the close: In Cubicle 48, Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-OH) is not as cheerful. Asked if there was anything he’d miss about Capitol Hill, Driehaus acted as if he’d been asked if he’d miss […]
For only three hours a year do Americans actually look forward to watching commercials rather than ignoring them, muting them or running to the bathroom during them, as we do the other 8,763 hours. That is during the Super Bowl. In fact, commercials have become part of the entertainment during football’s annual big game, a […]
Well, I never thought I’d be saying thanks to Nebraska abortionist LeRoy Carhart for attempting to expand his late-term abortion cartel, but that’s exactly what I’m here to do. Iowa’s incoming pro-life Republican speaker of the House, Kraig Paulsen, noted on Iowa Public Television Nov. 20 that while abortion was not much of a topic […]
Friends sometimes find themselves on opposite sides during political campaigns, when emotions can ride high. Fortunately, just as opponents usually shake hands afterward, so do those friends. But the rift that developed during the 2010 election cycle between Democrats for Life and basically the rest of the pro-life movement is irreparable, at least as long […]
“Tuesday’s election garnered at least 53 new pro-life votes in the House. Conversely, only 151 winning House candidates were endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action, meaning just 34.7% of the 435 representatives in the 212th Congress will be reliable pro-abortion votes….” Continue reading at the Washington Post.
Last week I described Abigail Seidman’s upbringing as the daughter of an abortion clinic nurse. This week I’ll discuss what Abigail saw inside the mill where her mother worked. I have always been intrigued with the psyche of abortion workers and asked Abigail extensively about this….
When Abigail Seidman was 10 years old her mother had an abortion. Abigail suspects her father was not the baby’s father, and her parents eventually divorced. Abigail describes her childhood until that time as normal. But the abortion “radicalized” her mother, Abigail told me, who came to decide abortion had not only been the right […]
Homosexual and AIDS activists heckled President Obama during a Democrat fundraiser in New York on Sept. 22, complaining about the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy and inadequate AIDS funding.
Yes, the Republican Party is the pro-life party. But the abortion issue often seems like its red-headed stepchild. For example, the 1994 House GOP Contract with America, which provided a Republican roadmap out of that decade’s liberal abyss, completely omitted any mention of abortion….
UPDATE 9/16 1:55p: SBA List just issued a press release that in conjunction with a few other organizations it has just delivered 20k signatures calling on the GOP leadership to include a “separate family values plank with a pro-life emphasis in the upcoming GOP legislative blueprint.” Excellent! UPDATE 9/15, 2:10p: The Washington Times has a […]
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has taken Nike’s “Just do it” challenge to tackle life with gusto and run the other way with it. Without checking with any ruling body in the state of IA whether their plan was legal, PP abortionists 2 years ago began dispensing RU-486 abortion pills by computer screen to mothers […]
The aversion of a large contingent of the pro-life movement on a critical point has allowed pro-aborts to slither us down a colossal slippery slope. That contingent has refused to engage on the fact that hormonal contraceptives and the intrauterine device may cause abortions by obstructing days-old embryos from implanting in the uterus. Now we […]
Obama sycophant Media Matters, quickly hurled a 1,700-word tome into the blogosphere with such cocky subtitles as (emphasis mine), “[Glenn] Beck repeats discredited claim that Obama admin has OK’d federal funding for elective abortions”…. The only problem is the abortion industry agrees with (all) pro-lifers (other than Democrats) that Obama’s executive order didn’t apply to […]
Abortion isn’t very funny, as comedian Jimmy Kimmel is learning the hard way. On June 25 the youth pro-life activist group Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust was holding a Face the Truth event in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, as was their First Amendment right….
UPDATE, 9:25a: A high up source tells me GOP senators plan to bring up today Kagan’s collusion with ACOG to rewrite its medical opinion of partial-birth abortion. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology is well-known in pro-life circles to be radically pro-abortion. For instance, ACOG supports the most heinous of all abortion practices, partial-birth […]
In March, pro-life activist group WorldNetDaily.com.
… Robin Marty at RH Reality Check promotes RU-486 abortions because they provide “abortion options for women who live far from a surgical abortion provider. … In 86 percent of counties in the country, there is no abortion provider … [sometimes] leaving women to travel hundreds of miles for care.” On the flip side this […]
Opening arguments were heard yesterday in the federal corruption trial of former IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Blagojevich stands accused of attempting to sell President Barack Obama’s vacated US Senate seat. Blagojevich and wife Patti have recently portrayed themselves as sympathetic figures on reality television, he on Celebrity Apprentice and she on I’m a Celebrity… Get […]
On June 17, the FDA’s Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health will hold a public hearing to begin the approval process of a new abortion pill, Ulipristal acetate, to be marketed by the brand names ella® or ellaOne®. ellaOne can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex, as opposed to emergency contraception, which can […]
Looking back on my days as a labor and delivery RN, deliveries of babies to Middle Eastern couples were the hardest. There was the husband who tried to order me not to let his wife have an epidural. And there was the 30-something-year-old married to his 15-year-old first cousin who was aborting their (not surprisingly) […]
The April 29 issue of Newsweek
EPA researchers publishing a
… Pro-aborts did not see NE’s Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act coming and are scrambling to rebut. According to the
In my Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is in a joint business venture with Komen Puget Sound and
I’m proud to be a Republican, but I’m pro-life first. After making a couple observations about 2 years ago, I decided to work harder at being a nonpartisan pro-lifer….
… In motion is a dizzying array of both legitimate and nefarious factors that might sway some votes. But the Democratic pro-life caucus is key, one way or the other. Pro-abort Democratic leadership stopped trying to strike a compromise with Stu-PAC late last week, finally realizing, as House GOP Minority Leader John Boehner put it, […]
Last week I wrote about Angie Jackson, who began live tweeting her RU-486 abortion on Feb. 18 to “demystify” us, thinking it would be a “4 hour bleed out.” We learned together Jackson was grossly uninformed about the medical abortion process. For 9 days Jackson tweeted about recurring headaches, nausea, vomiting, bleeding, pelvic pain, backaches, […]
Be careful what you attempt to demystify. At 4:08 p.m. on Feb. 18 micro-blogger Angie Jackson began posting the blow-by-blows of her RU-486 abortion on Twitter. “I took the first pill a little under 2 hours ago,” she tweeted….
… Next week Polish pro-lifers will unveil a huge billboard in one of Poland’s large cities (unnamed now so as not to jeopardize the plan) reminding the public of Adolph Hitler’s push for abortion during the Nazi occupation…. Translation: Abortion for Polish women introduced by Hitler on March 9, 1943 … Under Hitler’s guidance, the […]
It all turned out so well, I have a hard time making much of the fact that Focus on the Family’s Tebow ad, billed as pertaining to the pro-life issue, didn’t have anything to do with abortion. But looking back, Focus never said it would. In fact, Focus said it wouldn’t. CEO Jim Daly RedState.com […]
UPDATE, 3:27p: Pastor Mark sent me a link to the following video. It is a clip of the courtroom scene on January 28. It shows how Scott Roeder was stifled from talking about the very reason he murdered George Tiller – abortion. The entire point of my WND column today is no matter what Roeder’s […]
On Dec. 3, 2009, NE late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart told the Abortion Pain Prevention Act by NE Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood on Jan. 21. The Abortion Pain Prevention Act takes us into a whole new world of abortion law, banning all abortions after 20 gestational weeks on the basis of a preborn baby’s […]
In February 2003, Dr. Louise Brinton (pictured lower right), the National Cancer Institute’s chief of the Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, served as chairperson at an NCI workshop in Bethesda, MD, to assess whether abortion was implicated as a breast cancer risk. In the opinion of “over 100 of the world’s […]
Recalling the Rev. Jeremiah Wright once famously accused the “government … [of] inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color,” it is ironic that his protégé, Barack Obama, along with other carriers of the deadly diseases of political correctness and liberal ideology, would actually be the ones guilty of spreading […]
Following are the top 10 stories of greatest impact to the pro-life movement in 2009, in both my opinion and the opinion of my blog readers. I’m listing them in chronological order, not necessarily in order of significance. 1. Jan. 20: Inauguration of President Barack Obama, who was quick to please those hoping pro-lifers were […]
Merry blessed Christmas, everyone! Reposting my WND Christmas column from 2004,
I received this question from a friend on Facebook: So, Jill, what happened with Nelson? You and other pro-life leaders were Democrats for Life’s president, Kristen Day, assuring everyone Nelson was unwavering in his refusal to vote for any health-care bill excluding a Stupak-like pro-life amendment: Dear pro-life Friends, Sen. Nelson has been a strong […]
For his phenomenal work convincing just enough Catholic voters that pro-abortion, pro-infanticide, pro-human embryo experimentation Barack Obama was actually pro-life, Catholic law professor Doug Kmiec was awarded an ambassadorship to the country of Malta, a group of Mediterranean islands off the southern coast of Italy. Kmiec labored hard to earn that plum appointment, going so […]
On Nov. 20, the historic WorldNetDaily.com.
For 6 weeks, and behind closed doors, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Democrats have been crafting their own version of a socialized health-care bill. With the House’s passage of its bill, Reid is ready to pull the trigger, now only awaiting a cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office on two new tax increases […]
The numbers don’t jibe. U.S. News & World Report reported July 23: [A] Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that 46% of insured workers had coverage for abortions. But Dept. of Health & Human Services secretary nominee New York Times reported Nov. 8: A 2003 study by the Alan Guttmacher Institute found that 13% of abortions […]
When I read NBC’s Law & Order was airing an episode last week “ripped from the headlines” of an abortionist shot in church, i.e., Dr. George Tiller, I, of course, anticipated the plot would not go well for pro-lifers. The most I expected was milliseconds of fairness with pro-abortion clichés ruling the hour. My, was […]
“Causes are the new black,” quipped the moderator as he introduced actor Anthony Edwards, first up on a celebrity panel discussing how social media has impacted the lives of pop stars. This was at the Shoe4Africa. My ears perked up at the moderator’s observation, because I’d noticed this recurring theme the previous two days during […]
MI Right to Life’s Brian Cusack made the point at a banquet I recently attended that there is a schism between believing what 53% of Americans responded to a December 2005 Zogby poll, that “abortion destroys a human life and is manslaughter,” and putting it into practice. Cusack called it “the great disconnect” that people […]
I didn’t know the potato heads at Toys R Us were featuring Whoopi Goldberg ad campaign until she defended pedophile rapist/sodomist Roman Polanski on The View last week, after which bloggers quickly took note of the paradox. I could have told Toys R Us Goldberg was a poor fit, certainly not the “child advocate” it […]
On Monday, a star-studded pro-life line-up – Lila Rose, Judie Brown, Pastor Walter Hoye, and Bella movie producers Jason Jones and Leo Severino – announced the launch of the CA Human Rights Campaign. This will be an effort to add the Human Rights Amendment as a CA ballot initiative in 2010. If passed, the amendment […]