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Pro-life blog buzz 6-9-15

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

  • Americans United for Life applauds Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, who “signed into a law a groundbreaking, pro-life measure that passed with tremendous bi-partisan support and will expand the enforcement options for any violation of state abortion laws as well as provide greater protections for young girls who become victims of sexual abuse.”

    As seen in Live Action’s undercover videos, Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry train their staff to turn a blind eye to sexual abuse and statutory rape. (“I didn’t hear the age. I don’t want to know the age.”) AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest adds, “Too often, sex offenders fake a parent’s signature to use abortion as a cover up for abuse, and for too long, the abortion industry has turned a blind eye to crimes committed by evil men, as they profit from the cover up.”

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Pro-life blog buzz 10-31-14

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

  • Down on the Pharm nominates NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado for the most ridiculous campaign ad this year (although it’s one of the dumbest I’ve ever heard). In their ad, they claim that if Republican Cory Gardner is elected, there will be a condom shortage. You have to hear it to believe it.
  • At Priests for Life, Fr. Frank Pavone reflects on voting as a moral obligation, stating that “the obligation to advance the culture of life by one’s vote springs from one’s obligation to the good of the nation, and to the well-being of all the other citizens who live in it.”

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  • Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life points out how pro-abortion the Dayton-Smith gubernatorial ticket really is (graphic shown left; click to enlarge). One is completely against pregnancy resource centers and the other was the VP of the state’s largest abortion center. Elections matter.
  • Big Blue Wave notes that a bill attempting to ban sex-selective abortion will be introduced in the UK Parliament on November 4. This comes on the heels of a study which shows that the law against sex-selective abortion in India has indeed improved female-to-male sex ratios.
  • Bound4Life shares an interview with Dr. Brent Boles, an OB-GYN and spokesman for Yes on 1 in Tennessee. Some comments from Dr. Boles:

    Even nail salons have to be inspected to meet health standards. A woman who goes and gets a manicure in Tennessee is going to a facility that does more to answer to the state Department of Health than abortion clinics do….

    The science on this issue is crystal clear. From the moment of conception, that pre-born person is a unique individual with unique DNA, that never existed before and will never exist again. Barring accidents of nature or illness or the intervention of man, a baby will be born.

    Humanity is there from the beginning. A person’s size, level of development or abilities are not what gives them worth. It’s not like you’re another species until the moment you’re born, take your first breath and cry for the first time. You are human from the moment of conception.

  • Abstinence Clearinghouse praises Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson for her consistent decision to remain modest while performing on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.
  • Expose Abortion gives insight into the mentality of those who work in the abortion industry. Quotes former abortion provider Kathy Sparks:

    There are two sets of people in these abortion clinics, the ones who have been there for a long time — they’ve just become hardened — and the other set who… stay for three or four months, and they can’t take it anymore and they have to get away.

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  • The interns at the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (pictured right) share about some of the comments and insults they receive during their pro-life activism. One of the comments that concerned them the most was when even well-meaning people suggested they were too young to be speaking about abortion:

    As the middle-aged people come up to me and inform me that I am far too young to be trying to influence society, I can’t help but think of them as young people. Young people who rose up and said that they wanted sex without consequence. They wanted drugs, they loved rock and roll. I can’t help but think of the young people who set out to change the world, and did just that. And now it’s our turn. As the lot often falls on future generations, our generation has been called upon to rise up, to fight, and to correct the mistakes of the last one.

    After all, what is more natural than young people talking to other young people about the killing of the youngest people?

    I find it interesting how this age group is deemed to young to speak against abortion, but is apparently not too young to have abortions (and without parental consent, of course).

[Photos via Pro-Life MN and CCBR]

March for Life expands direction

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With attendance estimated to range between 200,000 to 500,000, the March for Life is the largest annual civil rights event in the world.

NellieatpodiumFor 40 years, founder Nellie Gray, pictured right, dedicated herself to the March for Life. “The last call she made before she died was about the March,” new M4L president Jeanne Monahan told me in an interview. Jeanne was appointed to her position after Nellie passed away in August 2012.

Jeanne and her team are now exploring ways to expand on Nellie’s vision and to capitalize on the innate power M4L holds. With advances online, in texting, and social media, I’ve hoped for the day when M4L would tap into the strength of its vast yearly crowd of mostly young people to promote the sanctity of life in a greater capacity. Jeanne agrees: “We want to make March for Life a year-round thing.”

M4L was founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization. Many don’t know Nellie also created a 501(c)4, which can involve itself in politics through lobbying legislation that advances the sanctity of life and also support pro-life candidates.

“The March for Life has always been ‘no exceptions, no compromise,'” said Jeanne. “But very few bills and candidates are that pure. M4L seeks to move both in that direction.”

tiff-ObjectSeeking to reactivate its political arm, M4L wooed Family Research Council Vice President Tom McClusky, pictured left, earlier this month to head its (c)4 division. His vision?

“I’m basically heading a 40-year-old brand new organization,” Tom told me, since the (c)4 has not been active for a number of years. “But I’m not looking to replace any other organization.”

Tom said he tried to look at what was unique about the M4L, which, of course, is its populace. “But they come to D.C., march, go back home, and then what?” Tom noted.

So Tom wants to create citizen lobbyists – get young people to call their legislators. “Currently neither Senate nor House leadership whips on pro-life issues, but that is going to change,” Tom promised. Tom wants to keep marchers engaged, much as Barack Obama did during his campaigns as well as the Tea Party.

Tom also sees M4L as a relationship builder between pro-life groups. “My role would be to help them on the Hill,” Tom explained.

But M4L is primarily concerned with education. That is its heart. “We want not just to make abortion illegal but also undesirable to any woman or man. We want people to know abortion is never good for anyone – the baby, mom, or dad,” Jeanne explained.

As for the M4L itself, leaders are focusing on outreach to Evangelicals, “because we know the event is mostly Catholic, but most of America isn’t,” said Jeanne. To that end M4L has hired Bethany Goodman, a member of McLean Bible Church, and has also formed an Evangelical task force.

jeanne-monahanJeanne, pictured right, would additionally like to use M4L’s platform to encourage adoption as a heroic choice and to spotlight that abortion hurts women. And Jeanne is working to expand M4L’s presence in the media and as an educational organization.

In 2014, M4L organizers will also encourage marchers to post on Facebook and Twitter and work harder to capture email addresses and phone numbers. They will also foster unity by having all the major groups represented on stage during the rally.

“Politics is downstream from culture,” Jeanne summarized. “We want to stand on the shoulders of a giant, Nellie, and work both upstream and downstream to create a culture of life – with no exceptions.”

[Top photo via LifeSiteNews.com]

China’s one-child policy officials get “tremendous income”

chenHuman life is of paramount importance to the traditional morals of Chinese culture. This concept has been trampled on by uncivilized policies and behavior – including forced abortions – to the point of complete devastation. After decades of violent abortions, people have lost almost all respect and regard for life….

Over 60 million people are affected by this policy – your neighbors, for example. If you have violated family planning and become pregnant and they cannot find you, your neighbors in a 50-metre radius will be arrested. In other words, they will use your house as the center of a 50-meter circle, arresting at least five other households….

Because the families are worried, they call on their relatives to bribe the officials to release the person arrested. They pay between 3,000 and 5,000 yuan [approximately $500-$800 USD]. After they hand over the money, the officials think of a way to send the person home but they can still be rearrested after three to five days. And then they have to pay again to get the person re-released….

That’s a tremendous amount of income. If you cut off the revenue stream of these family planning officials, of course they will be angry.

~ Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng, describing the deep roots and corruption of the One-Child family planning policy in China, as quoted by the FRC Blog via New Statesman, January 30

[Photo via fmnnow.com]

New pro-life documentary featuring the culture of life in the Philippines

YouTube Preview ImageTo defeat the culture of death takes more than determination, takes more than courage… it takes faith.

~ The Philippines: Preserving a Culture of Life documentary trailer, via Human Life International, August 17

(Prolifer)ations 4-20-10

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

  • Parenting Freedom highlights a Daily Mail article on a 38-year-old, post-abortive woman named Sarah, who, during her college years, aborted the only child she would ever conceive. Her college boyfriend, however, went on to marry and father two boys.
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    Wikipedia kills “Culture of Death” entry

    conservapedia 2.jpgUPDATE, 7:30p: I just spoke with Andy Schlafly, who started Conservapedia to counter the liberal spin at Wikipedia. He explained how and why “Culture of Death” was offed:
    Wikipedia is run by a mobocracy of liberals who tend pro-abortion, pro-atheism, and pro-socialism. That liberal mob distorts entries and deletes what they don’t like. “Culture of Death” is something liberals don’t want to admit to.
    Someone will nominate an entry for deletion. It will go into a discussion period on a discussion page. The liberal mob will dominate the discussion, unrestrained by any meaningful principles. Then someone who has special status on Wiki, an administator, will delete the entry, and that is how they censor the truth. It is difficult to find a trace of how it happened, and the person who deleted does not have to explain his or her reasoning. The deletion battle has raged again and again with truth telling entries.
    Conservapedia has an entry with 156 examples of Wiki bias.
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    Astute reader Tom R. noticed Wikipedia deleted “Culture of Death April 17 (click to enlarge):
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    At this point “Culture of Life” is still up on Wiki, and “Culture of Death” is still available on Wiktionary. Here’s what “Culture of Death” looked like on Wikipedia when it was created in April 2005 (click to enlarge)…

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