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Pro-life blog buzz 10-17-14

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

  • Pro-Life Action League says now, more than ever, we need to use the images of abortion victims in pro-life outreach:

    Our opponents want the average person to think of abortion not just as something to be tolerated, but as something good. Needless to say, they definitely don’t want people to think about the unborn babies who are victimized by abortion. Indeed, they don’t want people to think abortion has any victims in the first place.Which is precisely why we must continue to show the pictures of abortion victims in the public square, for nothing elicits sympathy like pictures of the victims of injustice.

  • New Wave Feminists shares several tips on sidewalk counseling from Sidewalk Advocates for Life. Among them are, “Be a person, not a protestor,” and “project your voice; don’t yell.”

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  • Real Choice has a list of Texas abortion “clinics” with their health violations in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow certain facilities to remain open:

    On two occasions, the owner of a car dealership next door to [Douglas] Karpen’s clinic had to call authorities to report that the clinic sewer had backed up, spilling recognizable fetal parts onto his lot.The mainstream media, who evidently consider “journalism” to consist of getting a talking points sheet from abortion-rights groups, have failed to report on the conditions at any of the closed clinics, but have instead just uncritically and unquestioningly parrot[ed] the words of those organizations.

    Who would benefit if abortion-rights advocates successfully block state crackdowns on abortion clinics? Who would benefit if abortion clinics aren’t held to the same standards as other outpatient surgical facilities? Who would benefit if Wendy Davis had her way?

    It wouldn’t be the women walking into those abortion clinics.

  • At Priests for Life, Janet Morana gives her take on gay marriage advocate David Fleischer’s latest scheme to try and change minds on abortion.
  • Saynsumthn’s Blog says the mainstream media is either missing or ignoring the real Texas abortion story while they focus on what the courts will or will not do with Texas abortion clinics:

    While the appeal process continues the media is in an all-out frenzy to interview abortion clinic workers for a response. What the news media is intentionally censoring however is that a dark and unreported underbelly of the abortion industry is emerging after a Texas pro-life organization released a report which documents how the abortion industry is used to cover child rape.The news media is so consumed with an abortion agenda that they have put on blinders and refuse to report the abuses that abortion clinics and specifically clinics in Texas are involved in.

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  • Survivors has a heartwarming story of Brandi Swindell (pictured right), a young woman on who founded Stanton Healthcare on a mission to replace Planned Parenthood:

    Today, Stanton Healthcare owns a state-of-the-art clinic located next door to a Planned Parenthood in Boise, Idaho, and sees as many as 19 clients a day. They have a 38 foot mobile clinic that reaches out with compassion and love to under-served women in Idaho and refugee communities. Stanton has $1,000,000 in assets with no debt and of course all their services are free.They just bought a piece of property next to a Planned Parenthood mega abortion clinic in Meridian, Idaho, and plan to build a women’s clinic that will serve as a national model for the pro-life community. This amazing facility will have computer labs for the girls, classrooms, a baby boutique and wellness center. Brandi has also launched an affiliate program which is opening Stanton clinics all across America and around the world.

  • Protect Women and Children NM reveals where late-term abortionist Curtis Boyd’s money is going this election:

    Seven New Mexico [Democrat] politicians have taken significant campaign contributions from Dallas late-term abortionist Curtis Boyd. Boyd, a Dallas resident, operates the nation’s largest late-term abortion facility located in downtown Albuquerque, Southwestern Women’s Options.

  • Pro-Life in TN is cross-posted at Live Action News regarding the battle over Amendment 1 in Tennessee, which seeks to return the Legislature’s ability to pass common sense abortion laws. TN is a red state with a pro-life majority in the General Assembly, but sadly, years ago, one ruling by the state Supreme Court struck down the Legislature’s ability to pass even informed consent laws. A great deal of false and misleading information about the proposed amendment is being disseminated by Planned Parenthood and other members of the abortion industry. Watch this video to see what Amendment 1 is all about:
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Stanek weekend question: Why don’t abortion supporters believe the abortionists?

nic-nie-widze-mowie-slyszeFrom moderator Carla comes a simple question: Why don’t those who support abortion believe what abortionists say about it?

For example, abortionist Curtis Boyd, who runs late-term clinics in Dallas and Albuquerque, made a “jarring admission” during an interview with WFAA in 2009:

“Am I killing?” Boyd said. “Yes, I am. I know that.”

During questioning in court in 1997 regarding his opposition to the Nebraska Partial Birth Abortion Ban, late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart testified:

Attorney for the Defense: In that situation… are you… when you pull on the arm and remove it, is the fetus still alive?

Carhart: Yes.

Late-term abortionist Warren Hern’s website, on third trimester abortions:

At this point, termination of pregnancy is considered a far more dangerous procedure and carries with it serious risks of complication.

Abortionists admit they’re killing babies, that older babies are still alive when drawn-and-quartered, and that late-term abortions are dangerous to mothers, etc., etc., etc. Why do pro-choicers ignore, deny, or minimize what their very own medical professionals say about abortion?

Noise intensifies as early voting on ABQ 20-wk abortion ban begins

GreetingsFromAlbuquerqueEarly voting on the first local ban in the country on abortions past 20 weeks began in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on October 30. It will run until November 15, with Election Day on November 19.

Albuquerque is currently a late-term abortion magnet, as it is home to abortionist Curtis Boyd’s Southwestern Women’s Options, where elective abortions are committed “through 28 weeks” and “later” for maternal/fetal indications.

This ban would set a dangerous precedent for abortion supporters. They are already fighting a losing battle in their attempts to extinguish pro-life fires among the states, but their troubles would grow exponentially were they also forced to deal with hundreds or thousands of local municipalities.

Perhaps this is why Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action has gotten involved:

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Operation Rescue, which discovered this dalliance, has more details.

The other side should be worried. People overwhelmingly support a ban on late-term abortions. For the ban initiative to qualify, organizers gathered more than double the number required – 27,000 signatures – in just 20 days.

Meanwhile, an Albuquerque Journal poll on September 9 found wide support for the ban in all polled demographics – except Democrats. Click to enlarge:

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Pollster Brian Sanderoff found the spread for support “a little surprising,” because “many Albuquerque voters are pro-choice; however, support for the pro-choice position evidently declines as the term of the pregnancy increases.” True. Even 1/3 of ABQ Democrats can’t stomach it.

Halloween-choice-350x247In the growing furor to sway public opinion, pro-life drop cards even made their way into Halloween trick-or-treat bags, which a Jezebel writer found  “creepy and annoying.”

But it’s apparently not creepy and annoying to air pro-abortion ads on television featuring a mother who chose to kill her preborn baby.

In its fact check of the ad, sponsored by Respect ABQ WomenKOB4 found “that the woman in the ad is not from here and did not have her abortion here.” The mother is, in fact, from Virginia. She described choosing to have her preborn baby given a lethal injection rather than “suffocate” at birth, although no details were given.

I must say I always find these stories suspect, how many exaggerated to curry acceptance? Nevertheless, it is misplaced compassion to kill a sick baby in the only safe, warm, hospitable environment s/he will ever know. Here’s the ad…

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Meanwhile, ABQ Voters for Late Term Abortion Ban has released a video for viewing in churches…

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The group’s campaign strategy is to get out the church vote.

To that end, Santa Fe Archbishop Michael Sheehan asked all parishes to read a message from him in support of the ban during all Masses this past weekend. He wrote, in part:

I encourage all the people of Albuquerque to support the proposed ordinance to ban late term abortion after the 20th week. These children are able to feel pain and suffer greatly when aborted….

Please join me in supporting this effort with energy, time, and resources. Together we can get out the vote on November 19, 2013.

2013-11-04_1424Archbishop Sheehan also held a special Mass last night, which garnered lots of media attention. From KOB4:

At a special Mass at the Shrine of Bernadette, Archbishop Michael Sheehan gave parishioners a mission during his homily.

“Let us say yes to Jesus, let us say yes to the unborn child, and urge others to do the same,” Archbishop Sheehan said.

Amen.

Pro-life video creater extraordinaire, Ryan Bomberger, has also made a video in support of the ABQ 20-week abortion ban…

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Obama administration’s harassment of pro-lifers gets personal

On July 13 FBI agents Conrad Rodriguez and William Sivley paid a visit to my son-in-law, Andy Moore, at his home.

Andy is a pro-life activist who prays and protests outside the Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center abortion mill in Dallas, where late-term abortionist Curtis Boyd freely acknowledges he “kill[s]” children.

Agents Rodriguez and Sivley told Andy three red flags prompted their visit:

  1. His use of a megaphone outside the mill, a one-time event on March 31, which he stopped and never repeated after police told him he was violating a noise ordinance.
  2. A complaint by the clinic manager that Andy trespassed, which he did not. There was no evidence, yet police gave Andy a warning: “I asked the officer multiple times, ‘Why are you giving me this warning, as I did not trespass?’ All he would tell me was, ‘I’m giving you this warning.’ He did not answer my question.”
  3. Unsubstantiated complaints that Andy may be too aggressive. “One of the agents told me it is acceptable to be aggressive, however there is a line. He gave examples of things which would cross the line, such as making threats of violence, or obstructing vehicle access – violations of the FACE act. I told him in no uncertain terms that I had never done anything like this and had not considered anything like this either.”

Obviously, the charges rose to the level of nada to begin with, certainly not above local law enforcement’s pay grade. Thankfully, Andy videotaped his one and only foray into megaphoning, which was clearly tame and polite:

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But the FBI used these as an excuse to knock on the door, nerve-wracking to begin with, and followed by asking totally inappropriate questions clearly aimed at intimidating Andy, while also launching into a  fishing expedition about me. Per Andy and my daughter, who was home at the time,  here were questions the agents asked:

  • What affiliations do you have including church groups?
  • How long have you known your wife?
  • What belief system makes you believe in your cause?
  • What is your goal in protesting?
  • Do you know why people would make complaints against you?
  • Are there friends of yours or people you’re connected with that you could confidentially tell us are aggressive or abrasive? “Don’t be afraid to tell us.”
  • Are you involved in activism in Austin, since we noticed some entries on abortionwiki?
  • They were REALLY interested in the connection to Jill Stanek – details of internship, New Zealand speaking tour visit, did you get your activist and pro-life ideas from her? Did she train or teach you? Did you meet Jill before or after you became involved in the movement? Was it Jill who “fired you up” to become so active in the movement?
  • They were overly nice saying he wasn’t in trouble and feel free to tell us anything. Encouraged him to keep going back out there, that they represent both sides. ++they are protecting his freedom of speech++ is what they kept saying.
  • They said their task force that deals with these abortion cases also handles Hate Crimes and White Supremacy. Odd grouping with pro-lifers.
  • They knew he was an immigrant.  They said a felony on his record could/would get him deported. “You wouldn’t want to be apart from your wife and newborn.”

Life Legal Defense Fund, one of the pro-life legal firms that has successfully defended pro-lifers against prosecution by Obama’s Department of Justice, has now taken Andy under its wing. Senior Staff Counsel, Allison Aranda, shared her insights in an email:

The Obama administration is essentially engaging in a witch hunt.  From the moment the new administration took office, the DOJ has been targeting peaceful pro-life sidewalk counselors.  They have come out guns blazing on several occasions often bringing allegations that could later not be substantiated or in some cases clearly proven to be false.  Their weapon of choice – the FACE act.  The DOJ is using tactics that amount to legal extortion.  They have filed these frivolous claims against innocent people who don’t have the finances to hire big shot attorneys.  The DOJ then kindly offers to settle the case if the counselor simply agrees to stay so many yards away and pay a couple thousand dollar fine.

Pro-bono legal foundations like LLDF, Alliance Defending Freedom, and Liberty Counsel have taken a stand to defend these innocent pro-lifers.  Thankfully the sidewalk counselors have either had witnesses or video evidence to defend their actions.  The DOJ has outright dismissed charges in two cases, walking away with egg on their face.  In one case, a federal court judge issued a scathing opinion questioning the motives of the DOJ for bringing such unsubstantiated charges in the first place.  The judge suggested that there might have been a conspiracy between the government and the abortion clinic to violate the free speech rights of the pro-life advocates.

It now seems that the unscrupulous Eric Holder is at it again.  This time when the government determined that the evidence wasn’t quite what they thought it would be to proceed on a FACE claim against Andy, they turned their intimidating interrogation into a fishing expedition about the personal life of Jill Stanek.  Targeted bullying by our government because of an individual’s viewpoint and willingness to share that message in the public square is intolerable.  LLDF is committed to aggressively defending the rights of pro-life advocates.  We will not back down, and we will not be threatened.  We will continue to fight so that the freedoms of all are protected and preserved.

It stands to reason that the Obama administration would be interested in me.  This has probably been a long time coming.  But to reiterate Allison’s point, we will not back down, and we will not be threatened.

(Prolifer)ations 8-12-11

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

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  • Our newest blog addition, Right to Life of Michigan, summarizes new polling information from Gallup regarding life issues. Most people favored restrictions and regulations on abortion, especially after the 1st trimester, but the majority also said Roe v. Wade was a good law – which means most people really don’t know Roe:

    This is where pro-lifers and the importance of educating the public on pro-life issues need to come in. The main reason 58% of the public supports Roe v. Wade is because vast swaths of citizens have no clue what [the law] did.

    If they knew it overturned abortion laws in 50 states and set up a framework which prevents states from banning late-term abortions, support for Roe would plummet.

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(Prolifer)ations 8-6-10

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  • Mommy Life unveils the “bureaucratic nightmare” (click to download the chart) of Obamacare and states, “We could have easily insured all the people with 1% of what this will cost us.”

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Jivin J’s Life Links 3-16-10

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  • The Los Angeles Times has an article on how NM abortionist Curtis Boyd is apparently stepping up to fill abortionist George Tiller’s shoes by aborting more unborn children in the 3rd trimester:
  • Curtis Boyd, an Albuquerque doctor, recently announced on his website that, in response to Tiller’s death, he had begun performing 3rd-trimester abortions. Boyd, 72, also announced that he had hired two CA physicians, Susan Robinson and Shelley Sella, who used to work with Tiller on a rotating basis….

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    Jivin J’s Life Links 11-5-09

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  • National Right to Life’s Douglas Johnson has issued a statement on Congressman Ellsworth’s “compromise” language in health care reform:
  • “Any House member who votes for the Pelosi rule is voting to establish a federal government insurance plan, the public option, that the bill explicitly authorizes to pay for all elective abortions. When a federal agency pays for abortions, that is federal funding of abortion in reality, whatever contrived labels Speaker Pelosi or her acolytes slap over it….

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