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Pro-life blog buzz 2-10-15

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

  • At New Feminism, Jennifer Lahl decries California’s new bill that would allow birth certificates to become politicized “by allowing each parent to self-identify as mother, father, or simply ‘parent.'” Lahl argues that this could potentially do a great disservice to “adoptees and those born of anonymous donors”:

    The birth certificate legally documents who a child’s parents are. That is, who the birth mother and birth father are. It is a record of who is genetically related to a child. It is not intended to be a means by which adults decide what they want to be called. Rather, it answers the question, who can this child’s beginning be traced to? Who gave birth? Who died?

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  • Secular Pro-Life says Planned Parenthood supporters are blatantly lying (shocker, I know!) about the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, which SPL states “will not reduce government funding for women’s health care. Not by a single penny! The Act will merely affect how Title X funding is distributed to the health care entities seeking family planning grants.”

    What this means is the facilities that perform abortions “will be passed over in favor of those that do not. Among those that do not are more than 8,000 Federally Qualified Health Centers — not-for-profit neighborhood health clinics that provide affordable medical care on a sliding scale.” More than 8,000 (see graphic, left). And yet, Planned Parenthood wants the public to believe that they’re the only place women can get medical care like breast exams, mammogram referrals, and pap smears.

    Sometimes facts don’t fit on bumper stickers as well as hysterics do.

  • John Smeaton weighs in on Canada’s recent Supreme Court decision ruling that doctors may help their patients commit suicide:

    This heart-breaking decision will not only affect our Canadian readers, but will inevitably set an unofficial precedent for courts in the U.S. and elsewhere. Our readers in those countries need to be aware of this decision, in order to be better prepared to oppose this encroaching element of the Culture of Death.

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  • Saynsumthn’s Blog cross-posts a Life Dynamics report on a Texas pedophile (Roy Wayne Jackson, Jr., pictured right) who was finally sentenced to two life sentences for raping a 12-year-old and years later, raping the teen’s daughter (beginning at age 8). He also took his second victim for an abortion at age 13, which was not reported by the abortion facility as statutory rape, allowing the abuse to continue. Because the abortion industry winks at sex trafficking and statutory rape, pedophiles are given a pass to continue victimizing girls.
  • At thirtyone8, Andy Moore lists what he deems the best anti-abortion anthems.
  • Wesley J. Smith is understandably alarmed that Robert Latimer, a man convicted of murdering his disabled daughter, has become something of a hero in Canada – and, naturally, the face of the movement supporting euthanasia:

    The murder of anyone threatens everyone. Moreover, the vocal support he received revealed an ugly and alarming vein of anti-disability disdain within the Canadian soul.

[Photos via Secular Pro-life and Saynsumthn’s Blog]

Stanek weekend Q: How will you mark the 42nd anniversary of Roe?

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I have many plans for “Roe week,” beginning today when I pick my son-in-law Andy Moore up from the airport.

Andy will be speaking at Springfield Right to Life’s Recommitment to Life Rally in the Illinois State Capitol Rotunda tomorrow.

Then he and I will fly to D.C. tomorrow night, and I’ll be attending pro-life events January 21-23 nonstop, including the March for Life on the 22nd. (See StanekReport.com for a list of events nationwide.)

Next Saturday I’ll fly to Texas, where I’ll attend the Austin Rally for Life, and on Sunday I’ll speak to pro-life college students for Texas Right to Life.

It will be a week of mixed emotions. The horror of the Roe v. Wade decision on January 22, 1973, only becomes less comprehensible as the years go by and the death toll mounts, now at 57 million babies. But getting the once-annually opportunity to see many friends and colleagues is always encouraging and inspiring.

What about you? How will you be marking the terrible 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade?

Pro-life blog buzz 11-11-14

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

  • Pro-Life Action League reports on the now-closed All Women’s Health in Chicago, run by abortionist Mandy Gittler (who was responsible for the death of Tonya Reaves at a Chicago Planned Parenthood). All Women’s has been accused of scamming women who visited for pap smears and health exams.
  • Real Choice chronicles one of over a dozen known deaths from National Abortion Federation clinics from 1970-2004. This case, from 1994, details the death of a high school senior who was 17 weeks pregnant. Records show that the abortionist did the entire second trimester abortion in three minutes, which (understandably) contributed to the young woman’s “safe and legal abortion” death.

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  • Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust profiles Andy Moore (pictured left) from New Zealand, now transplanted to the United States and married to the daughter of Jill Stanek. Andy’s commitment and talents show why the pro-life movement is winning.
  • ProWomanProLife says Canada could learn something from the UK about human rights:

    It remains appallingly controversial in Canada to state in Parliament that killing female pre-born children simply because they are female is wrong. Canada, we can learn something from the UK about human rights. Wake up and get with the times.

  • John Smeaton posts on the plight of Scottish midwives who are having to defend their refusal to participate in abortions.
  • Saynsumthn’s Blog posts a video of Steve Hofstetter, humor columnist for SportsIllustrated.com and other publications, joking about pushing a pregnant woman down a flight of stairs. Is this today’s version of gallows humor?
  • Hormonal contraception may be relatively cheap in dollars and cents, but ProLife365 counts the other costs of birth control which aren’t often discussed.
  • Wesley J. Smith points out how schizophrenic we have become in dealing with the issue of assisted suicide. The UK, which opposes the death penalty, is considering setting up suicide courts where a person could petition a judge for authorization to have a doctor prescribe a lethal dose to end his/her life. Smith quotes The Independent:

    Judges could routinely be given the power of life or death over patients who are determined to die to end their suffering. Proposals to use judges as the final arbiters of who can be helped to die go some way to satisfying opponents to Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill. Lord Pannick QC proposed judicial oversight in amendments to the Bill which went before the House of Lords yesterday. The Lords, in the first Parliamentary vote on the Bill, gave it their approval.

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  • Live Action News profiles a non-denominational evangelical pastor from Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in Southern California, who declared boldly that he will go to jail before funding abortion:

    Senior Pastor Jack Hibbs – a strong pro-life proponent – has encouraged his congregation to uphold religious values and fundamental liberties in the public square. Now, the church is opposing a California mandate egregiously imposed on religious institutions across the Golden State. The congregation is challenging a decision by the California Department of Managed Healthcare that forces all employers, including churches, to provide coverage for elective abortions in all health insurance plans.

    We have heard much about the power of the pulpits during the recent election. Could this be an awakening?

[Photo of Andy Moore by Brice Griffin via Facebook; photo of Jack Hibbs via calvaryrevive.com]

Pro-life blog buzz 6-6-14

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

We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.

  • Pro-Life Action League does not apologize for picketing hospitals that invite the “P.R. disaster” that will come as a result of granting abortionists admitting privileges:

    Admitting privileges legislation has made hospitals the gatekeeper for abortion clinics’ ability to remain open. That’s allowed protests to move away from the clinics themselves and back to the hospitals, a far more vulnerable target.

  • At National Review, Michael J. New points out the media bias in the Detroit News’ latest reporting on abortion numbers in Michigan.

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  • At Reproductive Research Audit, Dr. Rebecca G. Oas discusses Ann Starrs (pictured left), the new director of the Guttmacher Institute, and her strong advocacy for abortion rights – which appears to have affected her ability to be objective:

    In 2010, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), led by former World Health Organization (WHO) employee Dr. Christopher Murray, published a study in the journal Lancet refuting the UN’s numbers, showing maternal mortality levels were far lower than the WHO had long claimed. Lancet editor Dr. Richard Horton faced pressure from advocacy groups to delay publication. Among them was Ann Starrs, who urged the scientists to “at least hide that there is disagreement” lest the conflicting numbers compromise advocacy efforts.

    Abortion advocates hiding the truth to continue pushing the lie that abortion is necessary? Now, there’s a real shocker.

  • ProLife NZ and Secular Pro-Life effectively point how correlation does not necessarily imply causation in the case of maternal mortality and abortion:

    One of the pillars of the abortion movement is the idea that legalized abortion prevents maternal deaths. They can point to improved maternal mortality rates after the legalisation of abortion in New Zealand and elsewhere….

    But there are two major problems with that theory. The first is that the numbers themselves are often either wrong or manipulated….

    The second problem is the spurious correlation problem. The movement for the legalization of abortion happened to coincide with medical breakthroughs that dramatically improved Americans’ health in general, and in particular, allowed doctors to manage infection, hemorrhage, and other issues that may appear as complications of abortion. It also coincided, in the developing world, with independent foreign aid focused on maternal health issues, such as the provision of midwives.

  • ProWomanProLife gives an example of how we can know that late-term abortions are done in Canada – when abortion facilities advertise it. But one clinic in Toronto also actually links to a website which claims even the Pope says abortion is acceptable. Oh, really?
  • At The Vine, Breeanne Howe gives her take on how our society is beginning to react to extreme, pro-abortion views.
  • At Priests for Life, Kevin Burke reviews the pro-abortion movie, Obvious Child.
  • At thirtyone8, Andy Moore has a great post about how to frame the abortion language. Let’s learn to use it on behalf of life.

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  • Suzy B reports on the consequences of Terry McAuliffe’s election as the governor of Virginia, following the term of pro-life Gov. Bob McDonnell. As promised, McAuliffe (pictured right) is trying to remove all limits on abortion in the state (home of the infamously lawbreaking abortionist Steven Brigham, lest we forget):

    Abortion facility safety regulations signed into law by former Gov. McDonnell were designed to protect Virginia women from Gosnell-like abortionists such as Steven Brigham. Brigham continues his dangerous practice of beginning late-term abortions in Virginia then transporting women across state lines to his facility in Maryland. Now Terry McAuliffe has replaced 5 members of the Virginia Board of Health with his chosen appointees, and asked them to reconsider Virginia’s life-saving regulations requiring abortion facilities to meet basic medical safety standards.

  • At Real Choice, Christina Dunigan writes about the likely upcoming strategy of the abortion movement to counter the impact of pro-life state legislation. She says we need to be ready for the inevitable:

    Having established the “legal = safe” and that the alternative to “safe, legal abortion” is only “unsafe abortion” and not help addressing the woman’s actual problems, the preparations are already in the works for any contingency that they can play to the abortion lobby’s benefit. You can be certain they’re ready for those states that will soon be without a dedicated abortion facility. We’ve seen this sort of thing play out before, so we know what’s going to happen….

    It’s important to note up front that it is not the average pro-choice citizen who is gearing up to create and exploit a tragedy. It’s Big Abortion — an unholy alliance of population control zealots, abortion practitioners, eugenicists, and Sandra Fluke-style feminists. They are putting the pieces in place, and average prochoice citizens are being primed to play their part in protecting Big Abortion’s interests under the guise of protecting women.

    Big Abortion is losing traction. The main thing they need to regain momentum is a corpse. If you think they’re not gearing up to produce one, think again.

  • [Photos via guttmacher.org, politico.com]

Stanek Sunday Word: “Kings set themselves against the Lord; He laughs”

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Staring out into the Atlantic Ocean earlier today, I cleared my mind out a bit and mulled over the vast expanse of water in front of me. “What does it mean?” – and then it hit me. The ocean is huge. No man, not even the mightiest army could stand before it and prevail.

When I consider the strength of the abortion industry, I sometimes feel like we’re sailing into a headwind. The media loves them, our culture turns a blind eye to them – and Warren Buffett just gave them $1.2 billion.

But today as I looked out into the ocean I was reminded of just how weak man and his works are. As a ship stays afloat at the mercy of the treacherous sea, so the abortion industry is only able to continue its barbarity at the whim of the Creator. King David’s psalm came to mind:

“Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, ‘Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.’ He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision.”

So take heart fellow abolitionists and culture warriors. The forces of evil are not as strong as they – or we – think they are.

~ Pro-lifer Andy Moore on Facebook, May 23; quote is Psalm 21-4, New King James Version

[Photo of Andy and son Levi (Jill’s eighth grandson… :)]

Pro-life blog buzz 2-7-14

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

We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.

  • At Priests for Life, Janet Morana discusses the decision of CVS to stop selling tobacco products in their stores because they want to “help people on their path to better health.” Morana sees another opportunity for them to make a positive impact on health:
    If CVS is serious about wanting to protect the health of its customers, I hope they took a good hard look at the women and girls whose health and fertility are jeopardized by continued sales of contraceptives and abortifacients.

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  • Reflections of a Paralytic features a radio segment in which he is interviewed about how biotechnology is commodifying women.
  • Pro-Life Action League points out that while overall abortion numbers may be declining, that isn’t the case at Planned Parenthood, where numbers are increasing. According to PLAL, PP’s reports show that “Planned Parenthood performs about 40% of all abortions in the US and abortion income makes up over 50% of their clinic income every year.”
  • Pro-Life in TN wonders who came up with such an audacious headline over at Politics USA, which reads, “Obama’s Culture of Life: The Abortion Rate Has Fallen 13% Under This President”. PL in TN remarks:

    No mention of the pro-life movement and the number of pro-life laws passed at the state level across the country. Nah… it is all about Obama… the president who voted in IL state senate against the ban of killing infants who survived abortions.

  • At Secular Pro-Life, Clinton Wilcox responds to abortion-supportive blogger Deanna Young, who “has written a couple of articles defending the right to refuse argument….”
  • Wesley J. Smith reviews a case in which a pregnant Canadian woman has been declared brain dead, but her husband is maintaining life support until their preborn son reaches the gestational age of viability. Wonder why this one isn’t making as much news as the case of Marlise Munoz and baby Nicole.
  • At thirtyone8, Andy Moore posts video of a 20-week abortion performed by Dr. Dennis Christensen, who reportedly “performed abortions up to 22 weeks at a Madison Planned Parenthood clinic until retiring in late 2008.”It renders you almost speechless to note Christensen’s casual nature of examining dismembered baby parts and remarking on how he helped the patient “facilitate her decision not to parent at this time.” The patients (filmed from the back) speak of their reasons for aborting, all of which are lifestyle- and not health-related. I am amazed that the doctor would allow such a video to be filmed.

    (Abortions at this stage and later are what Texas Sen. Wendy Davis was standing for – in pink running shoes.)

    WARNING: Partial nudity; extremely graphic and disturbing…

Pro-life blog buzz 1-31-14

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

We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.

  • At thirtyone8, Andy Moore outlines some of the fundamental errors in the logic of Gary Gutting’s New York Times editorial entitled, “Should Pope Francis Rethink Abortion?”
  • Suzy B posts videos of the bipartisan men and women who spoke in favor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7), which would make permanent the Hyde Amendment. It passed in the House. Be sure to let your representatives know how you feel about their votes.

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  • Pro-life Action League proudly joins a nationwide boycott of Girl Scouts USA for their support for Planned Parenthood:

    As detailed at the official CookieCott 2014 website, both the national Girl Scouts USA and many local Girl Scout councils have supported and promoted the work of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain, even encouraging girls to volunteer with Planned Parenthood.

  • Wesley J. Smith applauds a British Medical Journal article that points out the dangers of IVF to both women and the children conceived through IVF. However, Smith wonders if in our “me first” society, anyone really cares about the dangers – including the government:

    Our near-absolute sense of reproductive entitlement – mixed with the huge profits being made by the industry – make it far more likely that government will pay for IVF, thereby increasing use of the technology.

  • Reflections of a Paralytic discusses the many ethical and medical issues surrounding womb transplants, which currently also require IVF to conceive.
  • Secular Pro-Life presents an analogy in the hopes that pro-choicers will better understand their position in the case of Marlise Munoz and her preborn daughter Nicole. Munoz was removed from life support after her husband petitioned a judge to bypass a Texas law preventing life support from being removed from a pregnant patient. SPL applies the principles of the case to a different scenario in an attempt to “clarify the core issues, put to rest the accusations of misogyny, and help us to better understand one another.”
  • At National Review, Michael J. New discusses author and abortion supporter Sarah Kliff’s latest article at Wonkblog, which claims it is “unclear” how abortion restrictions affect abortion rates – ignoring a substantial body of evidence from the U.S. and abroad that pro-life laws are effective and that “the incidence of abortion is sensitive to its legal status.”
  • Stand for Life revisits what is happening with Lia Mills, a girl who became known at age 12 for a pro-life speech which was not allowed be entered in her school speech contest. Lia’s viral video received 1.3 million views, and some reactions were reportedly so negative that “she had to use a different last name for her safety.” Here is her latest video:
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[Photo via totustuusfamily.blogspot.com]

View clip: Scandalized Planned Parenthood abortion doc was typecast in movie, “Blue Valentine”

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On May 29, two former Planned Parenthood of Delaware nurses testified before a bipartisan hearing of state legislators regarding unsafe practices they witnessed at two PPDE abortion clinics as well as by PPDE abortionist Timothy Liveright, who I previously wrote “ogled, slapped, [and] played peek-a-boo with patients.”

On May 30, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden filed a formal complaint before the Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline against Liveright, 68, stating he “presents a clear and immediate danger to the public.” I’ll say. Liveright has admitted to murdering 50,000 preborn children, aside from harming and exploiting women.

blue_valentine_ver3In all the news about Liveright I read something that piqued my curiosity: “He even played an abortion doctor in a 2010 movie starring Hollywood heavyweights Ryan Gosling and Michelle WilliamsBlue Valentine,” wrote USA Today.

Indeed, quoting from a 2011 Huffington Post interview with Williams:

Q: Then there’s the abortion scene. It’s quite visceral. It was actually shot in a location with people from the clinic itself — did that help the process of shooting that?

MW: It’s true, yeah. It was helpful, but a lot of this movie cuts really close to the bone because of the way that we were encouraged and allowed to work. That doctor was a real abortion provider. The nurse was a real nurse.

Film credits list Timothy Liveright as the doctor and Felicia Reid as the nurse.

In a 2010 Cannes Film Festival Q&A, Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance stated, “[W]e filmed the abortion scenes in a real Planned Parenthood clinic, using real personnel.”

2013-06-04_1017Digressing on this point a bit, the film was shot on 14 locations in New York and Pennsylvania, one of which was Scranton. A Felicia Reid at one point worked at the Scranton, PA, Planned Parenthood, located at 316 Penn Avenue, although the receptionist at that location knew of no one by that name when I called there today. Liveright was also listed as working at a PP in the Scranton area at one point. A Scrantonian wrote he recognized the Penn Avenue PP location in the film. So there’s that. PP stars in a depressing, dark drama – more typecasting.

At any rate, here’s the abortion scene, featuring Liveright, from Blue Valentine. Thanks to Andy Moore of AbortionWiki.com for uploading it to YouTube for me.

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From what we now know about Liveright, this entire scene was indeed acting on the tallest order. His manner with Williams was far different than his manner toward real patients. And the way he totally backed away from the abortion after a whispered “stop” from Williams, as if she were holding Kryptonite, was also disingenuous. I wonder how she feels today, knowing she was thisclose to such a menace, with so much blood on his hands.
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Since there are no other recent photos of Liveright, here is another screen shot from the movie. Click to enlarge…

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My advice to abortionists is to stop accepting movie roles. Their real lives seem to deteriorate into nightmares afterwards, even if it takes a few decades.