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My new role at Susan B. Anthony List


SBA-20_logoOriginally posted June 23, 2015

Dear faithful readers of JillStanek.com:

First, the exciting news: I am honored to have accepted a position at Susan B. Anthony List as its National Campaign Chair! Read more at WorldNetDaily.com. Also read SBA’s press release and a a blurb in Politico’s Pulse.

I have been a long-time admirer of Marjorie Dannenfelser and the SBA List team, many of whom are friends. I partnered with the group during the 2012 election cycle for a bus tour exposing Barack Obama’s abortion/infanticide extremism.

This is a new position, for which I will travel the country on behalf of SBA List, speaking to pro-life activists, donors, and voters to promote SBA List’s aggressive campaign strategy to elect a pro-life president in 2016 and advance the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

This will be a permanent position. After the 2016 election there will be the need to conduct another national pro-life political campaign… and another… and another.

But of immediate importance to me, as you know, is passage of the Pain-Capable Act, because as an RN I witnessed the excruciating deaths of 20+ week abortion survivors who would have been saved had a 20-week abortion ban been in place.

Electing a pro-life president is the gateway to enacting this legislation into law. And, of course, a president also wields a tremendous amount of influence in other areas of importance to pro-lifers, such as funding abortion groups and the pro-death agenda, judicial nominations, and other pro-life/abortion legislation.

I witnessed firsthand how devastating pro-abortion legislators can be when I watched then-state Senator Barack Obama vote four times against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act and take a leadership role in seeing its defeat.

Now, the sad news. Because my position at SBA List will be full-time, I have made the difficult decision to grind almost all activities at JillStanek.com to a halt, after 10 years of blogging here. I will basically be keeping the blog open now for archival purposes, posting my own blogs very infrequently.

After this week we will be streamlining my blog to just those postings, which will also be published at Live Action News. This means no more quotes of the day, pro-life videos of the day, pro-life blog buzz, or pro-life news briefs. Also, there will be no more commenting. All comments will be directed to my Facebook page.

2009-06-04-MSNBC-StanekIt has been a great run. After all, were it not for my blog I would never have been named “Worst Person in the World” by Keith Olbermann!

That goofiness aside, we broke many stories of importance here, including information on late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart’s victims in 2013.

But times online have changed. The timing of all this is good – and God’s.

In the beginning (10 years online are like dog years), pro-lifers had to check several blog and web sources a day to get all the news they needed. Now, in combination with social media, Live Action News, LifeNews.com, LifeSiteNews.com, and StanekReport.com capture everything we need to know. And there are now many great pro-life writers.

11297838_10153274799331622_1900318693_nSpeaking of StanekReport.com, it will soon become HarmsReport.com. Pro-lifer Monte Harms has been the strongest contributor to SR.com behind the scenes and will be ably taking the helm. (Thanks also to Carole, Susie, and Josh for their help with SR.com.)

Monte has a rich pro-life background, having volunteered for Justice for All and Protest ABQ and done sidewalk counseling at abortion mills. He has also run the blogs Stand for Life and Pro-Life New Mexico.

And what about Kelli, our site’s glue? I’m happy to report she will begin working for Live Action News next week, doing much of the same work she did here. This blog would not have been held together were it not for Kelli, who has poured herself into it for over six years.

Kelli is but one dear friend I have made here. I can’t begin to name all the wonderful moderators and volunteers who have dedicated themselves on this blog, although I must highlight some special people who were here from the beginning, or nearly the beginning – Bethany, Carla, LauraLoo, and MK.

Special thanks to Carder, Hans, and Susie, who have steadfastly posted great stuff here, so helpful to our cause. And I’d also like to thank our current mods: Del, Sydney, and last but not least Bobby Bambino, who has also been a mod since we began having mods!

But most of all, I want to thank YOU, pro-life readers and activists, for your support of this blog but moreso the sanctity of life.

Prayers appreciated!

For Life Together,

Jill

Thanks for the (blog) memories

by Carder

“Who’s Jill Stanek?” Carder and Jill

That’s the question I asked myself one day as I surfed the web for pro-life news and the name Jill Stanek kept popping up. Fascinated by the rowdy debates, I knew I had found my pro-life online hangout.

This was back in 2007. Thanks to Jill, I learned about Obama before Obama became Dear Leader Obama. The connections I’ve made with committed pro-lifers, and for that matter, committed pro-choicers, remain a great memory.

Like the night MK, Carla, Hal, Jasper, Doug, and a few others had an all night thread/party that ended the following morning, with pictures of mayhem and ridiculousness rounding out an incredible bonding experience for all involved. Hal just couldn’t stop chugging those mojitos…

Or the curious case of Who the Heck is SOMG? For those of you who are newer, SOMG, later to be revealed as Theodore Shulman, was an online troll who claimed to be an abortionist at one time and eventually landed in jail for his threats against prominent pro-life activists, Jill among them. We uncovered quite a bit about his family’s sordid legacy.

mikkiOr those Quotes of the Day that unleashed the fury from the likes of Mikki Kendall (pictured left)? We’re talking the wrath of vipers, folks.

I had the privilege of drinking coffee with Jill during a couple of her Florida vacations. Plus, I got to meet a major mover/shaker commenter of the blog, MaryKay a.k.a. MK. It was her and several others that made the blog more than just a pro-life website. Like a Pro-life Cafe, folks could come in, chat, argue, provoke, explain, argue some more, and talk about anything under the sun. And I mean anything.
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Tip of the hat to all of you; to name everyone would take entirely more blog space than I think Jill would permit. Thank you for your patience, those of you who put up with my tech issues, and thank you all for your blog contributions.

Give me a buzz the next time you’re in Florida, Jill.

Peace,
Carder

Announcing StanekReport.com!

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Think Drudge Report for pro-lifers, harnessing the latest up-to-the-minute pro-life news.

That’s the new StanekReport.com!

While there are many pro-life websites and blogs, and there is news on the pro-life issue scattered all over the place, there has been no one website where with the click of a mouse one could read the latest important headlines on pro-life news – until now!

There will be a little crossover from this blog.

Our own Susie Allen, who authors Pro-Life Blog Buzz here twice a week, is one of SR’s editors, along with Jivin’ Jehoshaphat, who writes Pro-Life News Briefs. Both are already accustomed to scanning headlines for important pro-life news.

We will also include the Quote of the Day by Carder and Kelli. And Kelli will help hold things together, as she does here.

Other than that, StanekReport.com and JillStanek.com will remain separate entities for the foreseeable future.

You can “like” Stanek Report on Facebook and follow @StanekReport on Twitter.

Check out StanekReport.com often throughout the day for updates.

Also included is an RSS feed to the latest posts by LifeNews.com, LifeSiteNews, and LiveActionNews.org.

JillStanek.com needs you!

2014-07-20_0905I’ve realized over the course of time I’m basically attracted to write three types of posts, those that 1) uplift pro-lifers, 2) expose the pro-abortion underbelly, or 3) discourage abortion proponents.

I keep track of where I am quoted by the mainstream media or abortion groups, enabled to give our side a voice only because of new media.

Several thousand people also stop by here every day to participate in the community we’ve built. And if you’ve seen me (gratefully) reposted by “friendlies” elsewhere, like LifeNews.com, LifeSiteNews.com, or Newsbusters, it is due to this blog as the launching point.

Thanks to Susie, JillStanek.com also spotlights posts by other pro-life bloggers twice a week. And we showcase videos and quotes germane to the movement with the help of Carder, Hans, and Kelli. An important value here is promoting the work of other people and groups engaged in online pro-life activism.

I’ve been blogging nine years now. In the beginning no financing was needed, just time. When the blog grew, and I did need money to keep it going, the Life Prizes award I  received from the Gerard Foundation in 2008 kept us financially afloat.

Now that funding has run dry, and I need to turn to pro-lifers for help.

The needs aren’t great as perhaps compared to other pro-life ministries – $1,000 a month pays for Kelli – the administrative glue that keeps things running, the server, and improvements. I’m not paid, nor are the aforementioned feature writers or sacrificial and dedicated moderators – Bobby Bambino, Carder, Del, Hans, LibertyBelle, Susie, and Sydney.

We need $6,000 to remain in the black until the end of the year, and it would be great to get a little padding. So our goal is $10,000. We have a bar under our donation button at the top of the page on the right side that shows how near or far we are to that goal. You can see we have quite a ways to go at this point.

THANKS to those who contributed when I asked in May! Your donations helped us stay afloat for two months. I also appreciated all the “likes” and “shares” that post got. Before you do that today, if you would consider simultaneously donating a tad at the same time, that would be great. It takes a village, as someone once said!

There are two giving options – one time donations and/or monthly giving. Donating even $5 a month would be helpful. If several people do that we would be ok.

10258790_10154174804280364_7645922493292941323_oThanks in advance for the generosity of those of you who have the same passion I do for online pro-life activism.

UPDATE 2:25p: Dear friend Bethany has offered to donate four 9×12 pencil drawings to help, which is very kind. Many of you know Bethany as one of our original moderators. An example of her work is to the right, a drawing she made of me with my preemie grandson Gabriel when he was born in 2000.

So the first four who donate $150 (either at one time or spread out over a year) will get one of Bethany’s drawings. Thank you, Bethany!

Announcing new JillStanek.com crew members!

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I would like to announce some exciting news here at JillStanek.com!

We have reshaped our Mod Squad, which is made up of pro-lifers who have shown themselves to be dedicated, honest, and respectful commenters here.

I’m excited to announce that Del, LibertyBelle, and Sydney have all graciously said YES to accepting the opportunity to moderate this blog! We are excited by their willingness to do this! Carder and Bobby Bambino will carry on as mods as well, and we are very grateful. Many thanks to our outgoing mods Gerard Nadal and Alice.

I will be stepping down as lead mod of this blog. Six years have simply FLOWN by!

I read this blog for years and did not comment until 2007 and was hooked. :) Jill asked me to be a moderator in 2008, and I have learned so much! I have met amazing pro-life warriors who are now lifelong friends and come to understand exactly what those who are pro-abortion think and believe.

I have watched some of those pro-abortion hearts transform into pro-life hearts and have also had the privilege of helping post-abortive mothers who have contacted me. Jill gave me a platform as a post-abortive mom and a chance to speak my heart and bring a name and a face to post abortive regret… and for that I will be forever grateful.

I will be praying for all of you as you continue to fight the good fight here and out there. Saving lives and educating others and celebrating the major pro-life wins in laws that protect mothers and their children. I am so proud of all of you!

This is not goodbye. This is “see ya”!

Jill note: Carla has been a dedicated leader on this blog, taking her role as lead moderator very seriously. I am really going to miss her. And yes, Carla is my go-to friend to whom I send post-abortive moms for compassion, wise counsel, and help with healing. I know I can still go to Carla for that. She has become a dear friend over the years. I am really going to miss her daily presence here.

We are also going to miss Gerard and Alice and thank them for their sacrifices of time here. LauraLoo also needs an extended break away from job-sharing Pro-life videos of the day with Hans. The blog’s glue, Kelli, will be stepping into her shoes.

I want to welcome and thank Del, LibertyBelle, and Sydney, well known and cogent pro-life voices in our blog community. Carder, Bobby Bambino, and Susie are all staying on, whew!

Thanks also to you readers and commenters for indeed making this a special place.

Please support JillStanek.com

2014-05-12_0819When I launched my blog in 2005, many didn’t even know what a blog was! I didn’t have to invest much money in the early days due to the low volume of traffic initially.

The Life Prizes award I am indebted for receiving from the Gerard Foundation in 2008 kept the blog financially afloat as it grew to attract thousands of visitors a day. It enabled my partner Tim, of ProLifeBlogs.com, and I to incorporate (to legally protect us personally), and to hire administrative assistant Kelli to care for our growing managerial needs.

Kelli is the only person associated with this blog to receive a salary. All moderators and writers – Alice, Bobby Bambino, Carder, Carla, Gerard, Hans, LauraLoo, and Susie – are volunteers for whom I know we are all so grateful! Nor have Tim or I ever financially gained from our blogs.

But the Life Prizes award has now been depleted, and we have to finally turn to our faithful readers and believers for financial support to cover Kelli, our monthly server fee, and blog improvements.

As you all know, there are precious few news and opinion sources from inside the pro-life world who can break through the liberal wall of protection that surrounds the culture of death. I am grateful to be one. None of these news sources would have quoted me – which is to say, published a pro-life point of view – except for this blog.

In the nine years JillStanek.com has existed, I’ve never requested financial support. But now it is time.

Please consider donating even $5 a month to keep JillStanek.com providing online news and opinion and providing a forum to share the same.

Thanks in advance for your generosity. :)

Pro-life activists in the Sunshine State

I’ve been in Florida since March 1 (hence the lowered rate of posts – thanks to Kel, Carder, Jivin J, Susie, Hans, and LauraLoo for standing in the gap!).

Last week I was so happy to get to meet up with Carder, who has been a moderator on the blog for several years and also posts our Quote of the Day on M-W-F…

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I also got to connect with pro-life heroines Michele Herzog (below right) and Allura Lightfoot (below left) where they do sidewalk counseling several times a week at All Women’s Health Center abortion clinic in Altamonte Springs. I’ve written about Michele’s work a couple of times (here and here)…

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Michele was just telling me how pro-lifers are on friendly terms with the local police, when an officer pulled up just to see how everyone was doing…

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I was also honored to meet pro-life hero John Barros, who has saved hundreds if not thousands of babies at the Orlando Women’s Center, owned by infamous late-term abortionist James Pendergraft

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Pro-lifers at this mill have been successful in reaching abortion-minded moms by use of megaphone, as pro-life stalwart Patte Smith’s DIL Rachel demonstrated…

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At OWC I also got to meet 10-yr-old pro-life sidewalk counselor Jonah, whose mother Amanda was told by doctors to abort due to her hyperemesis and hyperesthesia olfactoria (hyper-vomiting and hypersensitive sense of smell).

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God bless him, Jonah already has many saves under his belt. This day he pleaded with infamous abortionist Randall Whitney to stop killing babies…

 

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On a daily basis pro-lifers like these wonderful people save babies and their moms from certain destruction at abortion mills across the country. I was truly honored to meet them.

Why Planned Parenthood supports deploying women in combat: Abortion

image6010249xThe Hill columnist A. B. Stoddard maintains the Pentagon’s announcement last week that it would allow women to be deployed in combat did not come out of the blue, although it certainly appeared to.

I was suspicious of a liberal agenda, of course. But still I found Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards’ tweet quite curious:

Why would a woman purposefully support sending her sisters into harm’s way to be injured or killed in combat or raped and tortured as POWs? Is it really all about proving we are equal to men in every way?

But moderator Carder’s choice of today’s Quote of the Day turned on the light bulb.

Of course the abortion industry would support sending women into combat. CNN anchor Don Lemon nailed the foremost problem:

Men and women are different, we know that. How should the military handle pregnancy, for example, for women in combat units? Should a combat unit leader be able to direct a woman member not to get pregnant?

No, liberals and conservatives both would protest.

But if a woman finds herself pregnant in combat, there are serious questions. If she wants to carry her baby to term, can she be compelled to stay and fight anyway? In certain situations there may be no other option. Can she be ordered to leave? Either way, does she put her unit at risk?

2013-01-28_0826What if a pregnant mother goes into labor in a foxhole? It could happen. There are mothers who successfully hide their pregnancies or don’t know they’re pregnant. We’ve all heard the stories.

But what about pregnant mothers on the front lines who don’t want to stay pregnant? They’ll need a quick fix. They’ll need an abortion. And therein lies the reason liberal feminists and the abortion industry support deploying women in combat: It’s a gateway to force the military to provide abortions, which at present it does not.

Feminists and the abortion lobby have for years – every year – tried to overturn the ban against offering abortions at military facilities. They also, of course, support public funding of abortions of women in the military.

Deploying female soldiers to the front lines almost forces the military to do both, in the interest of maintaining its strength.

If this happens, doctors, medics, and nurses in combat military units will be forced to learn the procedure, a side benefit to the abortion industry – desensitization as well as future employee prospects.

m_r_syring_gauravI can also foresee women supplied with the morning after pill and menstrual extraction or menstrual regulation packs (photo right) as part of their combat kits.

Menstrual extraction was devised by feminists in the 1970s to self-suction uterine contents when a period is late. This is what Yale student Aliza Shvarts claimed she did for her infamous art project.

Objectively speaking, liberal feminists would obviously be forced to approve deploying women in combat by their obsession with being just like men, which is the opposite of true feminism.

But clearly, they have an agenda, and as always, it exploits and hurts women.

Also, don’t be surprised if President Obama and Cecile Richards have plans to slip Planned Parenthood into this entire process.

[Bottom photo via M. Lal International]

UPDATE 10:05a: Another great point: