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LA Times columnist compares HHS Mandate objections to 1960s racism

The Supreme Court is expected to decide in the next week or so whether to take up the question of whether a for-profit company can deny its female employees contraception coverage in employer-provided health plans because the company owner has a religious objection. We’re not talking about religious institutions here. We’re talking about a secular […]

Chicago Tribune runs alternate ad showing fetal image after deeming first ad too controversial

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Caleb Parke at Live Action News reported last week that three major newspapers rejected an ad submitted by Heroic Media, which showed a life size image of a preborn baby between the ages of 20-24 weeks.

Pro-life news brief 6-21-13

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • The Los Angeles Times has a story on Hoag Hospital’s decision to merge with the St. Joseph Health System and stop performing abortions. To get an idea of how pro-abortion some people in California are, the attorney general of the state is now investigating whether Hoag performed less than 100 abortions a year and is making sure Hoag is “doing enough to ensure that there are accessible alternatives for elective abortions.”

First Supreme Court decision of new session a victory for pro-life activists

Well, hey now, there’s still a bit of justice in the land.

In 2005 pro-life activist Steven Lefemine, pictured right, sued the police department of Greenwood County, South Carolina, for stopping he and his band of 20 pro-life activists with Columbia Christians for Life from displaying graphic images of abortion at a busy intersection. Police maintained the group was creating a disturbance after receiving several complaints.

When police threatened him again at another protest, Lefamine sued in 2008 on the basis that his First Amendment right to free speech was being violated.

Lefamine won his case in federal district court. However, the judge denied Lefemine’s request for reimbursement of attorney fees. This despite the fact that, quoting the Los Angeles Times:

Anti-woman, anti-child: Pregnancy discrimination on the rise

But let’s be honest. [Yahoo CEO] Marissa Mayer is an exception to a slow-changing rule. In a New York Times Op-Ed urging the passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, author Alissa Quart writes that women still fear pregnancy discrimination. “For the rich and powerful, pregnancy might not be an obstacle – it might even […]

Pro-life news brief 6-27-12

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • The Planned Parenthood in Columbia, Missouri is indefinitely suspending abortions – again:

    This isn’t the first time Planned Parenthood has suspended abortions at the Columbia clinic while doctors were unavailable. The clinic halted abortions for four months beginning last October after its lone Columbia physician was sent overseas on active military duty.

Researchers: Marriage reduces child poverty

[O]f the two-fifths of bottom-quintile households that are families, 83% are headed by single mothers. The Brookings Institution’s Isabel Sawhill calculates that virtually all the increase in child poverty in the United States since the 1970s would vanish if parents still married at 1970 rates. Well, comes the response, maybe single mothers are hard up […]

Harrowing details of Chen Guangcheng’s escape; accomplice gone missing

Read my previous post on Chinese pro-life dissident Chen Guangcheng’s escape to the U.S. Embassy, where he has reportedly been holed up since April 22.

When Planned Parenthood tried to bully a corporate donor… and lost

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure would have done well to look back at Planned Parenthood’s history of nasty break-ups to get a better handle on what was ahead. Back in the pre-Internet dinosaur days 22 years ago, Planned Parenthood’s tactics may have been different, but its assault was just as grand when it […]

Why did Sebelius do it?

  UPDATE 12/9, 11:45a:  A sixth theory, by Steven Ertelt at LifeNews.com: “The Obama administration’s track record on protecting Planned Parenthood raises the likelihood that the FDA decision is less about safety and more about making sure that Planned Parenthood retains a substantial share of the Plan B market,” Indiana Right to Life president Mike […]

Who Is Jill Stanek?

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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What the Media says »

by Carder

Josie CunninghamI’m finally on the verge of becoming famous and I’m not going to ruin it now.

An abortion will further my career. This time next year I won’t have a baby. Instead, I’ll be famous, driving a bright pink Range Rover and buying a big house.

Nothing will get in my way.

~ British model Josie Cunningham, announcing why a late-term abortion is necessary in order for her to be cast in the reality TV show Big Brother, UK Mirror, April 20

Big Brother’s response: “Josie is deluded if she thinks this will improve her chances of signing up, which were slim to non-existent to start with,” a source told the newspaper. “How can we work with her - or pay her - if she admits having an abortion to achieve that? It would be a minefield.”

[HT: Kelli]

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