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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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Breaking: Planned Parenthood throws in $1 million towel on Michigan mega-abortion clinic

UPDATE 6:45p: More from the Oakland Press:

Planned Parenthood has scrapped plans to open a clinic in Auburn Hills, settled a related lawsuit and put the building up for sale.

Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan CEO Lori Lamerand said the organization met its goal of having a presence in Oakland County in April when it opened a different health center in Ferndale….

Lamerand, who signed the amendment, said in an emailed statement that it was not a good use of donors’ resources to spend money on “frivolous litigation” rather than focus on meeting the health care needs of people in Oakland County….

The building on Opdyke is listed on the website of Jones Lang LaSalle, a firm that specializes in real estate services and investment management. The asking price is more than $1.1 million, but the building also could be leased, with the annual rent listed as negotiable.

9:45a: Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan has given up on its underhanded attempt to open a 17,050 square foot mega-abortion clinic in Auburn Hills, Michigan, a huge pro-life victory.

Moreover, Planned Parenthood is now out at least $1 million and stuck with a boondoggle.

Backstory

In November 2010 Planned Parenthood paid $733,151 cash for the unfinished shell and then tried to wiggle around a deed restriction by misrepresenting its planned use for the structure to adjacent hotel owners, who held the power over the restriction.

Planned Parenthood then preemptively sued the hotel owners after the couple became aware of PP’s duplicity and announced they planned to put up a fight.

As the legal wrangling ensued, the State of Michigan cancelled$200,000 grant it had earmarked to Planned Parenthood to help finish the structure, after the money wasn’t spent by the end of 2011.

Meanwhile, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, led by Dr. Monica Miller, organized several protests at the site.

In January 2012 Planned Parenthood won Round 1 in court, but the hotel owners, aided by pro-life attorney Jim Carey, appealed.

But on May 18, 2012, Planned Parenthood unexpectedly dropped its lawsuit and agreed to an airtight deed restriction that bans “clinics providing abortion procedures” from using the building.

The new deed restriction was just made public yesterday, the same day Planned Parenthood offered the property up for lease.

Citizens for a Pro-Life Society speculates the reason Planned Parenthood gave up the fight:

Perhaps to avoid a lengthy appeals court process, PPMSM agreed to a newly-drawn covenant deed restriction…. Entering into such an agreement now frees the pro-abortion group to sell or at least lease out the disputed property – which appears to be exactly what has happened.

Planned Parenthood is now out the $733,151 it paid for the building, the $200,00 grant it lost, and at least $100,000 in legal fees, as speculated by pro-life real estate agent Dave Theisen of Real Estate for Life. It was Theisen who originally discovered the deed restriction.

Congratulations to Michigan pro-lifers for their hard work, which paid off in a major victory against Planned Parenthood and the saving of many lives.

[Photo via Anna Truckey]