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Pro-life blog buzz 1-30-15

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

  • Live Action News reports on a perfect example of twisted pro-abortion logic from The Abortion Resource Handbook, in which author K Kaufmann tells teens that keeping their pregnancy and abortion a secret is positive and shows signs of maturity. (That’s interesting – I always thought hiding things from people was more a sign of an immature person with an inability to deal with the consequences of one’s own actions):

Two new Planned Parenthood abortion clinics blocked from opening

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The photo above, via Cosmopolitan on January 23, shows progress on building an 8,000 sq. ft Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in New Orleans has obviously stalled.

Compare it to the photo taken by Louisiana Coalition for Life in August 2014 (click all photos to enlarge)….

Abortion proponents in uproar over pro-life handcuff mailer

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The abortion lobby has taken note of Pro-Life Action League’s mailer project and doesn’t like it.

On January 22, the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision, the League sent a mailer to every abortion clinic in the U.S.

Inside was a pair of plastic handcuffs, a photo of Oklahoma City abortionist Naresh Patel being arrested last month, and a note asking, “Could you be next?”

Liberals drool over idea that politicians may become pro-choice

by Kelli Ryan identifies as Catholic and previously described himself as pro-life. He has supported several pieces of anti-abortion legislation during his time in Congress — including restrictions on minors seeking abortions, a ban on embryonic stem cell research, and a ban on so-called “partial birth” abortions. But, according to his new op-ed, Ryan has […]

Planned Parenthood down to 666 clinics

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Can you say, “Satan”?

Wow, headlines like that only come along once a year.

In this case there was another headline almost as good: “Planned Parenthood now has fewer abortion clinics than the year Roe was decided.”

And a third headline, not so good: “Planned Parenthood now operates over 45% of all U.S. abortion clinics.”

American Life League has just issued its “2014 report on Planned Parenthood facilities in the United States,” with some interesting finds:

NRLC ups ante and pushes new “Dismemberment Abortion Ban” of 12-wk-old babies

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You may have heard of the barbaric medieval practice of drawing and quartering, as described by historian William Harrison in 1557:

The greatest and most grievous punishment used in England for such as offend against the State is drawing from the prison to the place of execution upon an hurdle or sled, where they are hanged till they be half dead, and then taken down, and quartered alive; after that, their members and bowels are cut from their bodies, and thrown into a fire, provided near hand and within their own sight, even for the same purpose.

This is how Scottish leader William Wallace (played by Mel Gibson in Braveheart) was put to death.

And it pretty much describes a Dilatation and Evacuation abortion, wherein the abortionist reaches into the uterus blindly with forceps and starts grabbing and twisting off body parts of a living baby. Click to enlarge…

Would late actor Alec Guinness have survived legal abortion?

by Carder In 1914 Agnes Cuff, a flighty and unstable young woman with few prospects and little money found herself pregnant. The father didn’t want to be involved. She was alone, shamed, poor and pregnant. Today she would be encouraged to get herself to an abortion clinic and end the unwanted pregnancy. Instead a little […]

Pro-life blog buzz 1-27-15

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

  • At New Feminism, Marjorie Murphy Campbell shares her wonderful sign photos from the West Coast Walk for Life in San Francisco. She notes the march has become safer and has grown in size in the city that is most known for its outrageous displays during marches.

My big take-away from attending a pro-choice rally

image (7)I was afforded a unique opportunity on January 24 to unobtrusively observe a pro-choice rally.

I had been invited to speak in Austin by Texas Right to Life at a two-day conference for pro-life college students, which intersected on Saturday afternoon with the annual Texas Rally for Life.

Almost bizarrely, the pro-life rally was held on the south lawn of the capitol building at the same time a pro-abortion rally was held on the north lawn.

So, since I’ve attended quite a few pro-life rallies in my time, I thought I’d check out the other side’s.

Carly Fiorina: “Science supports those who believe in the sanctity of life”

by Kelli It is on the issue of life that the hypocrisy of liberals is the most breathtaking. They believe flies are worth protecting, but the life of an unborn child is not. The platform of the Democratic Party asserts the right to an abortion at any point in a pregnancy for any reason. There […]

New abortion play hopes to normalize abortion

by Carder Girls need to hear success stories. People need to know that women have abortions every day and they go on and live their lives…. I had an abortion 15 years ago, and I’m fine. I have a great life! And now I’ve got children. ~ Alicia, whose abortion story was featured in the […]

Sunday funnies 1-25-15

Good morning, and Happy Sunday!

I was disappointed that, to my knowledge, no conservative political cartoonist addressed the 20-week abortion ban scandal in the GOP-controlled House.

That aside, here were my top five favorite political cartoons this week. Be sure to vote for your fav in the poll at the bottom of this post.

On the topic of abortion on this 42nd anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision, here are two. The first is actually an illustration by Alexander Hunter of the Washington Times to accompany an op ed by Ken Blackwell, “Aborting black America”:
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 by Steve Breen of Townhall.com

Sunday Word: “We will wave our flags in the name of our God”

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The Lord will answer you in times of trouble.
The name of the God of Jacob will protect you.
He will send you help from his holy place
and support you from Zion.

Stanek wkend Q: Will the House pass the 20-wk abortion ban this year?

mbn_foetus_200_280_55By now everyone knows what went down Thursday: GOP House leadership panicked and pulled the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, after promising the pro-life world they would pass it on the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision, the same day hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers were descending on Washington for the March for Life.

I’m told these same spineless, convictionless wimps are promising to introduce a retooled ban, but our people are now demanding a timeline, and they want the clock to start ticking SOON.

So what do you think? Will it happen? Also take the poll….

As Republicans pee all over themselves in fear, Obama declares child murder a constitutional right

Really driving home this shameful dichotomy yesterday, as Republicans peed themselves in fear over the prospect of appearing slightly opposed to murdering babies, President Barack Obama issued a radical pro-abortion statement declaring child murder a “core constitutional right.” Once again, while the GOP scrambles to find the “middle” of the abortion debate, the left makes […]

GOP’s Abortion Barbie causes a meltdown – of more than just the GOP

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I was leaving the One Voice worship service at the Renaissance Hotel in D.C. Wednesday night, on my way to meet fellow pro-lifers at the Dubliner Pub (dichotomous activities, I know, at least for a Protestant :), when Casey Mattox of Alliance Defending Freedom stopped me in the hall.

“They’re pulling the 20-week ban,” said Casey, “and substituting ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion‘.”

Casey started walking again, feeling the urgency to pray he told me later, but I remained frozen, with my mouth agape, watching Casey until he entered the room I’d just exited.

Pro-life blog buzz 1-23-15

pro-lifeby Kelli

  • Big Blue Wave points out the reluctance of those on the pro-abortion side of the aisle to state whether or not the human fetus at 20 weeks is, in fact, a human being. First, Nancy Pelosi dodged the question, and then Democrat Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland (where late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart kills viable children for a living), claimed that whether or not a 20-week preborn child is human “is not a real issue.”

Rick Santorum on the Pope’s “be like rabbits” quote

by Carder Sometimes [it is] very difficult to listen to the Pope and some of the things he says off the cuff, and this is one of them…. When he speaks as the leader of the Catholic Church, I’ll certainly pay attention. But when he speaks in interviews, he’s giving his own opinions, which I […]

The 1970’s called – they want their arguments back

by Kelli There has been quite a learning curve in the pro-life movement since 1973. At first, many abortion opponents were driven by anger. Abortion was now legal and innocent babies were dying every day. Women were being viewed as murderers rather than secondary victims of abortion. Extremists were blowing up clinics and shooting abortionists […]

Jon Stewart’s Daily Show mocks preborn children

by Carder In an interview with one of these lawyers, Jessica Williams asked such snarky questions like “how do you maintain confidentiality with your client” and “how do you know if a fetus is innocent?” The lawyer wasn’t amused, calling out Williams for asking nonsensical questions and even accused her of playing “theater of the […]

Pro-life blog buzz 1-20-15

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli ProWomanProLife denounces the expansion of abortion in Canada via RU-486 “without any democratic process.” At ProLife365, Kevin Kukla discusses the life-saving potential of organ donation – but also lists four reasons why you might want to “rethink” your organ donor status. Secular Pro-Life […]

Planned Parenthood’s “beneficence” is like a KKK bake sale

by Kelli The nation’s abortionist-in-chief tweeting yet another quote about human dignity from the champion of justice for all is as sincere as China celebrating freedom of speech. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle…” was the MLK quote tweeted. And it was sent by one who […]

Abby Johnson’s healing process

by Carder Healing in public has not been easy. It has not been ideal. But, in the end, it has been worth it. Thank you for being on this journey with me, even when it wasn’t pretty. Thank you for loving me in spite of my past sins. Thank you for embracing my ministry that […]

Stanek Sunday funnies 1-18-15

Good morning, and Happy Sunday! Here were my top five favorite political cartoons this week. Be sure to vote for your fav in the poll at the bottom of this post! by Ken Catalino at Townhall.com…  by Gary McCoy at Townhall.com…  by Chip Bok at Townhall.com…  by Glenn McCoy at Townhall.com…  Bok and McCoy’s in reference to […]

Sunday Word: “My CHOICE is you, God, first and only.”

My choice is you, God, first and only. And now I find I’m your choice! ~ Psalm 16:5, Message translation, the most fitting use of one’s “choice,” a word that has been selfishly twisted by abortion proponents, such as… My My My My My My My RT @NARAL: MT @Abortion_Rights My life My health My education My choice My […]

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.

LA Health Dept. blocks abortions at new $4 mil NOLA Planned Parenthood, and Cecile Richards is really mad about it

download (3)I’ve written several times about Planned Parenthood’s attempt to build an abortion clinic in New Orleans.

Pro-lifers, including Archbishop Gregory Aymond,  have been valiantly trying to block the completion of this $4 million baby butcher shop.

Well, word came yesterday that the Louisiana Health Department is doing the blocking for us. From chron.com:

The duplicity of the pro-abortion movement regarding brain-dead pregnant mothers

When abortion is the topic, their rhetoric is all about the woman’s right to choose—forget the family. They assume women will want abortion, so they trim their rhetorical sails to that wind. But when the woman isn’t able to do any choosing, and her family wants to pull the plug—well, then the rhetoric is all […]

Is Rep. Renee Ellmers a pro-choice mole?

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It’s never easy for pro-lifers, but it’s particularly frustrating when one of our own plays into the enemy’s hands.

Or maybe supposedly pro-life Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers has become a pro-choice mole.

Whatever, from Politico this afternoon comes this disheartening news:

Pro-life blog buzz 1-16-15

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

  • 40 Days for Life shares a compelling story from a woman who justified her work at Planned Parenthood as “I’m just the bookkeeper” until the day she received an invoice that pricked her heart:

    “The invoice was to Planned Parenthood from the local morgue. It was for $350.” As she scanned the invoice to see what it was for, the reality of abortion hit her. She continued, “The service listed was in bold letters that pierced my heart: CREMATION SERVICE FOR 150 POUNDS OF MEDICAL WASTE…. [T]he question I had to ask myself as I stared at that invoice was what first got me involved in the pro-life movement. The question that pierced my heart was: How many babies have to be aborted to add up to 150 pounds of ash?”

Woman in labor killed by terrorist group

by Carder Half of the baby boy (was) out and she died like this. ~ An eyewitness to the slaughter of a woman in labor by the Muslim terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria, AFP via Yahoo News, January 15

Abortion proponent nails one big reason why the “S.S. Abortion” is sinking

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Imani Gandy of RH Reality Check makes a good point: The “S.S. Abortion” is “doomed to forever plugging leaks” as long as its sole focus is on “the legal right to abortion.”

To be sure, S.S. Pro-Life also focuses on the legal right to abortion, blocking it, that is. But we are about so much more than that.

Radical pro-abortion group plans “dramatic” confrontations next week at pro-life events in four major cities

stop-patriarchy-ut-2Stop Patriarchy is a pro-abortion group led by Communist Sunsara Tayler that believes “revolution” and a “counteroffensive” are needed to “radically reset” what it correctly sees as escalating “attacks on abortion.”

One tactic of Stop Patriarchy is to engage in “confrontational, dramatic, non-violent” protests.

Because the “war on women… is getting worse,” Stop Patriarchy is upping its game, planning protests next week in Washington, D.C., Oakland and San Francisco, California, and Austin, Texas, in conjunction with annual pro-life marches and rallies….

MD officials consulted NARAL in effort to shut down pregnancy centers

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Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 5.30.07 PMEmails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request have revealed that Maryland government officials and activists with the state chapter of NARAL Pro-Choice America have been working closely together on a legal effort to shut down a local pro-life pregnancy care center.

Abortion extremists storm Tennessee capitol… because it worked so well for them in Texas?

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Yesterday was the first day of session for the new Tennessee legislature.

It was particularly notable for those involved in the abortion issue because it symbolized a new day for the Tennessee pro-life movement in the wake of Amendment 1’s passage last November.

The human cost of abortion

by Carder Last year at this time, I cited a statistical abstract using the ratio of professions to population and the number of infants aborted. The resulting estimate showed that in the last 35 years, those lives destroyed could have included: two U.S. presidents; seven Supreme Court justices; 102 U.S. senators and 589 congressmen; 8,123 […]

Texas’s border-crossing abortion coyotes

SINTESIS-MEXICO- MEXICO-US BORDERIn the span of two years, the number of abortion clinics in Texas has dropped from 44 to 17, with the possibility of another drop to seven, pending a 5th Circuit panel’s decision on whether the state can impose clinic regulations on abortion clinics and force abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

Pro-life blog buzz 1-13-15

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

  • ProLife365 gives six answers to the common pro-abortion argument that claims abortion is better than a child being raised in poverty.

Abortion Barbie’s replacement in TX Senate to wear “Stand for Life” boots when sworn in

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Who can forget the pink Minuzos former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis wore when in 2013 she filibustered an omnibus pro-life bill for 13 hours?

AZ abortionist whines: “We are suffering here”

by Kelli At the time, it was a doctors office. And then I started doing abortions in my office. I was kind of thinking about it, and one of my family practice patients had an unplanned pregnancy. I told her, ‘if you want to come back in two days, we can do it, like any […]

TMZ tries to trip up Jack Black with question on Planned Parenthood

blackWhat I find most interesting about this strange story, as reported on by Katie Yoder at NewsBusters, is that TMZ asked the question in the first place. As told by Yoder:

TMZ paparazzi found actor Jack Black in Beverly Hills to ask their latest “gotcha question:” “What do you think is good music to play at Planned Parenthood?” To their amusement, Black recommended Led Zeppelin when “squeezing out a baby.” The clip aired during TMZ’s entertainment news show on Jan. 6.

BREAKING: House to vote on 20-week abortion ban Jan 22: Roe anniversary, date of March for Life

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From Politico this morning, in an article entitled, “GOP hopes it’s cracked the abortion code: Republicans unite around a push to ban the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy”:

… GOP leaders plan to vote on a federal 20-week abortion ban on Jan. 22. That’s the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade and falls on the same day as the March for Life….

Meet the “Doula Dude”

by Carder As a male embodied birth worker and intactivist, reproductive rights are at the forefront of my advocacy and beliefs… As a full-spectrum doula, I’ll advocate for whatever birth outcome the reproductive person chooses. A cesarean section, elective termination, homebirth, or an hospital birth with an epidural. Whether they choose parenting or adoption. I’ll […]

Stanek Sunday funnies, “Islamic terrorists (try to) massacre free speech” edition

This week two Islamic terrorists massacred 12 people in France over offensive cartoons penned against Mohammed by cartoonists at a satirist newspaper.

This violent attack against free speech gripped the world, and of course, their American counterparts. Here are the top five six I thought most insightful. Be sure to vote for your favorite in the poll at the bottom of this post.

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 by Robert Ariail at Townhall.com

Sunday Word: “The real battle is Christ vs Mohammad”

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A great deal of blather has been expended on “the defense of our values.” This plays right into the fanatics’ hands, for they know we don’t have any….

Perhaps the most discouraging thing, in our inaptly captioned “war on terror,” is the response that can be elicited from the West’s real fools: those who say “this is not about Islam,” when even they know perfectly well it is about Islam and nothing else.

Politico: New pro-life regulations could help falling abortion numbers “fall even faster”

Priscilla Smith, a Yale Law professor and former attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights, said…“they’re passing regulations that shut down abortion clinics.”… The court battles are raging as fewer women than ever are seeking abortions since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalized the procedure. The abortion rate has reached its lowest point since […]

Stanek weekend Q: Agree on what is and isn’t needed for baby?

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BuzzFeed has listed the results of a poll question to parents on the worthiness of 21 popular baby items.

As an old school mom and new school grandma, I found the opinions fascinating.

Today’s parents and I basically agree on what on the market is eye-rolling and what is helpful – some tried and true, some new. We only parted company on wipes warmers. I feel bad using cold wipes! And on Boogie Wipes. I like them, too.

Read through the list and lend your thoughts! Here are a few…

New Stanek poll: “In terms of religious views, I would prefer to marry a…”

I have a new poll question up:

In terms of religious views, I would prefer to marry a… “

This question occurred to me when reading tweets yesterday by RH Reality Check editor Jodi Jacobson, who claimed there is no difference between fanatical Muslims and Christian pro-lifers.

Jodi will likely find my question offensive and misogynist, but I really did wonder if she was so obtuse as to think there would be no difference in the treatment she would receive as a woman from a man who is a Christian and one who is a Muslim.

Conversely, do men really want slave wives?

Planned Parenthood worries it’s “on the menu”

Planned Parenthood tweeted the graphic below this afternoon, and I loved it so much I had to share it. The only item I’m unsure of on Planned Parenthood’s checklist of horrors is, “Introduce medically unnecessary regulations targeting doctors who provide abortion.” I know on Wednesday Senator David Vitter introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, […]

Pro-life blog buzz 1-9-15

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

  • Life Training Institute shares an article from The Failed Atheist on the oft-heard saying regarding a pregnancy: “Just as long as it’s healthy.” Of course everyone wants a healthy baby, but what does the Christian faith say about loving those who have less than perfect health?

    This is not a normal way to view ones children but part of a dehumanizing culture that has made an idol out of health and wellbeing. We have trouble understanding that someone who may be in poor health or have a disability can be happy, our assumption is that those things equal a sub-par human existence which is not necessarily true. You do not need to be a healthy human being to be a good, influential or heroic one….

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Jill Stanek is a nurse turned speaker, columnist and blogger, a national figure in the effort to protect both preborn and postborn innocent human life.

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by Carder

Tomlin

Well, since my earlier days, that’s a long time ago, and, my God, people barely talked about it. I mean, enlightened people might, I won’t even lay that on them.

I would say the people who were more conscious or more aware might discuss it or make that choice or whatever, but, most people, it was a secret… and the subject was taboo.

I’m talking about back in the 60s and 70s, in general society, although, that’s not really the absolute thrust of this movie. It’s more about our relationships.

So, yes, I think it’s much more open, as everything is.

~ Actress Lily Tomlin comparing the public discussion of abortion back in her day versus now and as it relates to the pro-abortion film “Grandma,”, as quoted by Slate, January 29

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