Pro-abort blackmail: Give me $1 million or I’m having an abortion

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I am a twenty-six-year-old female and I am currently 7 weeks pregnant. I have every intention of having an abortion, but I’m giving you a chance to stop it….

On July 7th I will start accepting donations on this page. I will accept donations for 72 hours, the same amount of time this state currently requires a woman to wait after a consultation with a doctor until she can have an abortion. If one million dollars is raised in those 72 hours then I’ll have the baby, give it up for adoption and every cent of that one million dollars will be put in a trust fund for the child, which he or she will have access to when they turn 21….

I will do my best to remain anonymous in this process as what I aim to prove has nothing to do with me personally. I hope to give the American public a concrete example that the conservative right in America doesn’t actually care about the life of a child, they care about controlling the lives and choices of women.

We have to acknowledge this and we have to stop it.

~ Anonymous pro-abort, alleging that she will obtain an abortion if she does not receive one million dollars in 72 hours, Pro-life Anti Woman via HLN TV, June 16

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Pro-life blog buzz 6-16-15

pro-lifeby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

  • Big Blue Wave takes exception to a San Francisco Chronicle headline that claims the courts are chipping away at abortion:

    When a law is legislated and a court upholds the law, the court is not chipping away at anything. The court is merely upholding a law that was democratically voted. American legislatures have passed very few pro-abortion laws. When a court decides to strike down a law that was democratically voted, in spite of the will of the people, in spite of previous jurisprudence, that’s when the court is effectively legislating from the bench and chipping away at whatever it is that it’s undermining.

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Pro-life vid of the day: “There’s a great future for them”

by Hans Johnson

CHOHDpFWkAAH7eH.jpg.pagespeed.ce.A5Rf8xCrPySome new non-invasive tests for mother and in-utero child have a “search and prepare” mindset behind them. But last week a Swiss company called Genoma displayed a large ad in Spain (pictured right) for a blood test with the Orwellian name “Tranquility.” Hardly masking its “search and destroy” intent in a country that just rejected abortion restrictions, it was nothing short of creepy. And it was also used without the permission of the little girl’s parents.

For an example of a truly life-affirming ad campaign, there is Stillwater, Minnesota’s little two-year-old Izzy Bradley, who appeared in a Target ad after the company contacted the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network, searching for children with Ds who would be willing to model. As reported by WCCO:

Heather Bradley described her daughter. “She is completely fun. She has lots of energy. She’s sweet. She loves her big sisters. Wants to be just like them,” she said….

Izzy’s mother is the head of the local chapter of the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network, a group that offers advice and support to families.

“I really appreciate Target’s policy of including them in their ads. I think it really normalizes Down syndrome and helps people to see we’re really just like any other family,” she said…. “I’m really surprised at how much excitement has come from it. I’ve had people share it so many times. On Facebook, one site it’s got up to half a million likes…. I really just hope that if a new mom, or an expectant mom, were to see a little girl in an ad that they would just have that sense of hope for their child, and that they would know really there’s a great future for them,” she said.

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Is societal stigma contributing to the abortion decline?

Anne Hendershottby Kelli

[Pro-abortion activist Steph] Herold suggests that instead of focusing on the lowered abortion rate, we should be asking “how do people’s perceptions of their community’s social norms around pregnancy impact what they think they should do about an unintended pregnancy?” Herold knows that the greatest threat to abortion is not public policy mandating waiting periods or access to ultrasounds prior to abortion. She knows that the greatest threat to abortion is changing the culture of abortion — the norms, values, beliefs and behaviors that surround abortion… [and] the ways in which the hearts and minds of young women and young men have changed about the reality and the humanity of the unborn child….

It is difficult to say exactly why we are seeing these dramatic declines. A sociological explanation for this would suggest a shift in societal attitudes — a change in the hearts and minds of young women and men — in the pro-life direction….

It is likely that it is uncomfortable conversations like these that are leading to the change in hearts and minds — even in the most liberal states like Connecticut and California….

Now is the time to expand these conversations — no matter how difficult they are — because it may be the process of lawmaking itself that is contributing to the decline.

Even a loss at the legislative level can be a victory for the unborn child if the conversation surrounding the horror of abortion can begin again to stigmatize what should be a shameful act for all involved — including the lawmakers.

~ Sociology professor Anne Hendershott (pictured), Crisis Magazine, June 15

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Pro-life vid of the day: Kyler Kiessling’s “hard case” story

by Kelli

In this YouTube video, pro-life activist Rebecca Kiessling’s adopted son, Kyler, shares the circumstances surrounding his birth to a drug-addicted young woman. Kyler’s story is considered one of the “hard cases.” In the video, his friend Eogenio Ytuarte from Mexico translates his testimony into Spanish:

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Why former PP director no longer agrees with the rape exceptions

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I said to myself… okay, then let’s go after the exceptions in the Hyde Amendment. I went to the Hill and made some appointments with several pro-life legislators. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM told me that they would NEVER try to repeal the exceptions in the Hyde Amendment. One of them actually told me that if he went after that, it would be an “election killer” for him. I had one female legislator tell me that closing any rape exceptions would be “unkind” to women who had been raped. Seriously?? Unkind? Unkind for who? It is certainly not unkind for these unborn babies. And it can’t be unkind for a woman who has conceived in rape to have equal rights and information as women who have not conceived in rape.

So that was it for me. I knew that we had to have clean bills go in and clean bills come out… because our politicians will NEVER allow rape exceptions to be closed. To be perfectly honest, they don’t want them closed.

~ Former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson, explaining the difficulties she experienced in attempting to convince legislators to remove rape exceptions included in so much pro-life legislation, Epic Pew, June 10

Pro-life blog buzz 6-12-15

pro-lifeby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

  • Wesley J. Smith discusses a man sentenced to life in prison in Tennessee who has asked to be euthanized so he can donate his organs to his parents. Smith points out that while this won’t happen for a variety of reasons yet in the U.S., Belgium is ahead of the game in coupling euthanasia with organ donation and in giving prisoners the option of euthanasia.
  • Priests for Life has been granted a temporary stay against the HHS contraceptive mandate:

    “Without the stay granted today, we would have been in the position of being fined for failing to comply with the mandate,” Father Pavone said. “But no matter what happens, we will not obey the mandate, nor will we pay fines to the government.”The stay will remain in effect while the Supreme Court considers the case.

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Pro-life vid of day: Pregnant to bringing home baby in 90 seconds

by Kelli

YouTube features a viral video from a man who wanted to chronicle his wife’s pregnancy:

When I found out my wife was pregnant, I thought it would be a great opportunity to capture her growth via photography, but what I really started to notice was how things started to change around me.

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Obama loves nun who helped with passage of Obamacare

Sister Carol Keehan greets U.S. President Barack Obama during annual CHA's annual assembly in Washingtonby Carder

Well, I don’t know whether this is appropriate, but I just told Sister Carol I love her. On a big stage.

It is true, though, I do. She is just wonderful. Her dedication to doing God’s work here on Earth, her commitment to serving ‘the least of these,’ her steadiness, her strength, her steadfast voice have been an inspiration to me.

We would not have gotten the Affordable Care Act done had it not been for her. I want to thank the entire Catholic Health Association for the incredible work you do.

And it’s true, I just love nuns, generally. I’m just saying.

~ President Barack Obama praising Sister Carol Keehan, president of the Catholic Hospital Assocation, at the Catholic Health Association Conference, CNS News, June 10

Pro-life vid of the day: Frozen ovary restores woman’s fertility

by Hans Johnson

A young Congolese immigrant to Belgium was diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia, and when at age 13 a bone-marrow transplant was in order, another procedure was done. Too often chemotherapy can damage or destroy future fertility, so one of her ovaries was removed and frozen.

Now recovered a decade later, she asked for doctors to use the ovary to repair her fertility, so strands of the tissue were spliced on to the remaining non-functioning ovary. The “jump start” worked, and she is the first to give birth after having an ovary frozen in childhood:

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