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Pro-life blog buzz 6-16-15

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

  • Big Blue Wave takes exception to a San Francisco Chronicle headline that claims the courts are chipping away at abortion:

    When a law is legislated and a court upholds the law, the court is not chipping away at anything. The court is merely upholding a law that was democratically voted. American legislatures have passed very few pro-abortion laws. When a court decides to strike down a law that was democratically voted, in spite of the will of the people, in spite of previous jurisprudence, that’s when the court is effectively legislating from the bench and chipping away at whatever it is that it’s undermining.

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Pro-life blog buzz 6-12-15

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

  • Wesley J. Smith discusses a man sentenced to life in prison in Tennessee who has asked to be euthanized so he can donate his organs to his parents. Smith points out that while this won’t happen for a variety of reasons yet in the U.S., Belgium is ahead of the game in coupling euthanasia with organ donation and in giving prisoners the option of euthanasia.
  • Priests for Life has been granted a temporary stay against the HHS contraceptive mandate:

    “Without the stay granted today, we would have been in the position of being fined for failing to comply with the mandate,” Father Pavone said. “But no matter what happens, we will not obey the mandate, nor will we pay fines to the government.”The stay will remain in effect while the Supreme Court considers the case.

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Pro-life group targets late-term abortionist’s enablers in public awareness campaign

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A group of physicians at Wright State University is enabling infamous late-term abortionist and partial-birth abortion pioneer Martin Haskell [pictured right] to keep his abortion facility in Dayton, Ohio open and running.

Ohio law requires all ambulatory surgical facilities to have a written transfer agreement with a nearby hospital. Dayton hospitals refuse to give Haskell such an agreement. However, Haskell has found a way to skirt this law through a contract with the Wright State Physicians Women’s Health Care group.

Thus, Created Equal has launched a public awareness campaign to expose the physicians who are enabling Haskell to stay in business.

The names of the complicit doctors are: Josette D’Amato, Sheela M. Barhan, Janice M. Duke, Michael Galloway, Steven R. Lindhelm, CEO Alan P. MarcoWilliam A. Nahhas, Kathryn Newton, G. Theodore Talbot, and Jerome Yaklic.

On April 21, Created Equal sent letters to the aforementioned doctors before launching its campaign, requesting that they disengage from bolstering Haskell.

None of the doctors responded.

So, on June 3, as promised, Created Equal began publicizing the names of Haskell’s collaborators through a campaign involving postcards and a truth truck.

This postcard, personalized for each physician, is being sent to neighbors of their individual residences. This is a sample of the front and back view…

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The truth truck, with the collaborators’ names and photos plastered on it along with photos of abortion victims, is being driven around their their physicians’ group office building, Wright State University, two hospitals affiliated with the group and Haskell (Miami Valley and Good Samaritan), and the Dayton area in general. Below is the mock-up. View photos of the truck in action here.

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Wisconsin bill would allow fathers to sue late-term abortionists

postabortion menby Kelli

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 237 would ban abortions after 20 weeks “postfertilization,” which doctors would measure as 22 weeks of pregnancy since pregnancies are usually measured from the woman’s last menstrual period. If the bill becomes law, doctors who perform an abortion after this time could be charged with a felony and fined up to $10,000, or face up to three and a half years in prison.

In addition to those penalties, the bill would allow the father to sue the doctor for damages, “including damages for personal injury and emotional and psychological distress,” if the doctor performs or attempts to perform an abortion after the 20-week limit. The man does not need to be married to the woman or even in a relationship with her to sue her doctor, as long as the pregnancy is not a result of sexual assault or incest. The bill also says the woman can sue.

~ Laura Bassett, describing a proposed WI bill that would allow expectant fathers to sue an abortionist for the emotional distress of a partner’s late-term abortion, Huffington Post, June 3

[Photo via razorplanet.com]

Hospital that gives “comfort care” to late-term abortion survivors promotes “kangaroo care” for wanted preemies

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To help Paige and the other infants in the NICU grow and develop as best they can, staff are encouraging all moms and dads to provide their babies with “kangaroo care,” a practice that helps premature babies thermoregulate (maintain the body’s core internal temperature), sleep better and go home sooner….

~ Chicago Tribune, May 17, on a new effort at Christ Hospital, in Oak Lawn, Illinois, to promote the well-being of preemies. At the same time Christ Hospital offers late-term labor induction abortions, which sometimes result in babies being aborted alive, in which case the hospital provides “comfort care” until they die.

[Photo via Chicago Tribune]

Democrat Party’s new cause: adult consensual incest

screen-shot-2015-02-02-at-9-46-21-pmYou will note a missing word in the description of the rape/incest exceptions in the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, i.e., 20-week abortion ban, passed in the U.S. House May 13:

EXCEPTIONS….

the pregnancy is the result of rape against an adult woman….

the pregnancy is a result of rape against a minor or incest against a minor….

Do you see it? The missing word is “incest against an adult woman.”

This is because adult consensual incest is, well, consensual. If it is not consensual, then it is rape and covered in the bill. Under the rape exception it is irrelevant whether or not the assailant is related to the victim.

This same logic could have been used to exclude “incest” from the minor rape exception, but as was explained to me by a person close to the bill, “The word ‘incest’ is not ‘needed’ in the minor rape exception, but it does no harm – it does not increase the number of people in the class who qualify for abortions.  It is simpler to have it there than to have to explain why it is not there.  With respect to adults, the contrary is true.”

74162351Actually there was never any version of this bill under which a consenting adult would qualify for a post-20 week abortion on grounds that her chosen sex partner was related to her.

Nor was any such change ever contemplated during the review process. Granting special status to adults who choose to engage in sex with their relatives was never an option.

But at least one Democrat decided during debate on the 20-week ban Wednesday to champion the cause of adult consensual incest, Congressman Steve Cohen (pictured above left) from Tennessee.

Note in this comedic clip how Cohen steps into it, but then falters a bit…

Transcript:

If a person is pregnant – a woman is pregnant because of incest, under this law, if the lady is under 18 years of age, there’s one rule.

But if she’s 18 years of age or older, there’s another rule. And what it says is if you’re 18 or over and you’re pregnant as a result of incest, then you cannot get an abortion. You cannot! But if you’re under 18, you can if you report it to the law enforcement authorities.

In a discussion last night at Rules Committee, the Vice Chair of the Rules Committee errantly compared rape and incest.

Incest does not necessarily involve rape. It involves intercourse between parties that are not legally supposed to have intercourse, and issues which could result in problems for the child. Incest should always be an exception….

So here we had Cohen advocating for special abortion rights for adults he admitted were involved in consensual but illegal incest.

And “problems for the child“? Major terminology gaffe.

And placing this adult consensual sex on the same plane as rape?

Is this really the next sexual taboo Democrats want to champion?

New language in 20-week abortion ban virtually ensures an end to late-term abortions

admin-ajaxYesterday, the U.S. House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act by a vote of 242-184-1.

In the gallery for the debates and vote, I was as horrified by pro-abortion opposition as I was elated by pro-life support.

Most egregious was Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who evoked faith, God, and even the song “Glory” from the movie Selma to defend the right to dismember 5-mo-old children (beginning at 33:32).

Both Hillary Clinton and Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards hid behind tweets to express support for stabbing and decapitating little babies. Richards went too far, however, even for her…

I can’t even begin to fathom such an openly depraved mind as that.

Now the bill moves to the Senate, where the lift will be heavier than it was (but should not have been) in the House. Required will be 60 votes to surmount a Democrat filibuster.

Then, of course, there is our pro-abortion/pro-infanticide president to contend with.

But do not forget how the arduous progression of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban only served to heighten awareness of both the savagery of abortion and the humanity of the preborn child and with it heighten support for the sanctity of life.

Good riddance to late-term abortions

The other day I directed you to new verbiage in the Pain-Capable Act, but I want to explain how the added language will virtually end late-term abortions in the U.S, exceptions notwithstanding.

Those exceptions are: 1) rape/incest, 2) life of the mother.

Backing up, the Pain-Capable Act protects children from the “post-fertilization age [of] 20 weeks.”

But, as Wikipedia explains, “In human obstetrics, gestational age refers to the embryonic or fetal age plus two weeks. This is approximately the duration since the woman’s last menstrual period began.”

So, the New York Times article two weeks ago, entitled, “Premature Babies May Survive at 22 Weeks if Treated, Study Finds,” was speaking of gestational age, which is the same as 20 weeks post-fertilization.

hqdefaultIn other words, the Pain Capable Ban protects potentially viable babies.

The added bill language specifies that pregnancy terminations must be committed in a way that “provides the best opportunity” for the preborn baby to survive.

This means the abortionist cannot kill the baby ahead of time by injecting him or her with a medication to stop the heart.

It also requires that a second physician trained in neonatal resuscitation be present to care for the baby, and that babies born alive be transported to a hospital.

Additionally, there is the “call the cops or wear the cuffs” provision, making it a federal offense if employees/doctors witnessing an abortionist’s failure to provide medical care do not report this to police.

There is also a required informed consent form that includes the age of the child, a description of the law an explanation that if the baby is born alive, s/he will be given medical assistance and transported to a hospital, and information about the woman’s right to sue if these protections are not followed.

Finally, the aborting mother is empowered with the right to sue her abortionist if s/he fails to comply with the law. Parents of minors may also sue.

Given these confines, I cannot imagine any abortionist daring to commit late-term abortions. And what second physician would agree to help?

If a mother’s life is truly endangered, and her obviously wanted baby (otherwise she would have aborted much earlier) is potentially viable, it would be abnormal to say the least for her to want her baby killed rather than saved.

The end result, if and when this bill is enacted into law, will be an end to abortions past 20 weeks in the U.S.

 

AZ woman faked cancer to get state funded, late-term abortion

by Kelli

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… [T]he doctor immediately became suspicious of [Chalice] Zeitner’s previous claims of cancer as the woman showed no signs of the surgeries she claimed she so desperately needed just a year ago. Therefore, the OB called the doctor listed on the doctor’s note that Zeitner had given her the year before. Her fears were confirmed. Zeitner did not have cancer and was never treated by the doctor. In fact, the doctor said he had never seen Zeitner before.

Zeitner was arrested on counts of fraud, theft and forgery, and her photo was plastered all over local media outlets. That is when the police discovered that [she] was a pro at scamming not just the state, but also members of the public. Zeitner not only faked cancer to have her late-term abortion covered by the state, she also had numerous aliases and was pretending to be a military sergeant.

More startling is the fact that in the days leading up to her arrest, Zeitner was in the works to become one woman’s surrogate. Angela Aduri claims that when she saw Zeitner’s photo on the news, she was taken aback as that was the woman who was supposed to have her embryo implanted in just two days.

~ The Inquisitr, reporting on an Arizona woman who faked cancer so the state would pay for her late-term abortion, May 13

[Photo via thetrialdiaries.com]