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My new role at Susan B. Anthony List


SBA-20_logoOriginally posted June 23, 2015

Dear faithful readers of JillStanek.com:

First, the exciting news: I am honored to have accepted a position at Susan B. Anthony List as its National Campaign Chair! Read more at WorldNetDaily.com. Also read SBA’s press release and a a blurb in Politico’s Pulse.

I have been a long-time admirer of Marjorie Dannenfelser and the SBA List team, many of whom are friends. I partnered with the group during the 2012 election cycle for a bus tour exposing Barack Obama’s abortion/infanticide extremism.

This is a new position, for which I will travel the country on behalf of SBA List, speaking to pro-life activists, donors, and voters to promote SBA List’s aggressive campaign strategy to elect a pro-life president in 2016 and advance the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

This will be a permanent position. After the 2016 election there will be the need to conduct another national pro-life political campaign… and another… and another.

But of immediate importance to me, as you know, is passage of the Pain-Capable Act, because as an RN I witnessed the excruciating deaths of 20+ week abortion survivors who would have been saved had a 20-week abortion ban been in place.

Electing a pro-life president is the gateway to enacting this legislation into law. And, of course, a president also wields a tremendous amount of influence in other areas of importance to pro-lifers, such as funding abortion groups and the pro-death agenda, judicial nominations, and other pro-life/abortion legislation.

I witnessed firsthand how devastating pro-abortion legislators can be when I watched then-state Senator Barack Obama vote four times against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act and take a leadership role in seeing its defeat.

Now, the sad news. Because my position at SBA List will be full-time, I have made the difficult decision to grind almost all activities at JillStanek.com to a halt, after 10 years of blogging here. I will basically be keeping the blog open now for archival purposes, posting my own blogs very infrequently.

After this week we will be streamlining my blog to just those postings, which will also be published at Live Action News. This means no more quotes of the day, pro-life videos of the day, pro-life blog buzz, or pro-life news briefs. Also, there will be no more commenting. All comments will be directed to my Facebook page.

2009-06-04-MSNBC-StanekIt has been a great run. After all, were it not for my blog I would never have been named “Worst Person in the World” by Keith Olbermann!

That goofiness aside, we broke many stories of importance here, including information on late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart’s victims in 2013.

But times online have changed. The timing of all this is good – and God’s.

In the beginning (10 years online are like dog years), pro-lifers had to check several blog and web sources a day to get all the news they needed. Now, in combination with social media, Live Action News, LifeNews.com, LifeSiteNews.com, and StanekReport.com capture everything we need to know. And there are now many great pro-life writers.

11297838_10153274799331622_1900318693_nSpeaking of StanekReport.com, it will soon become HarmsReport.com. Pro-lifer Monte Harms has been the strongest contributor to SR.com behind the scenes and will be ably taking the helm. (Thanks also to Carole, Susie, and Josh for their help with SR.com.)

Monte has a rich pro-life background, having volunteered for Justice for All and Protest ABQ and done sidewalk counseling at abortion mills. He has also run the blogs Stand for Life and Pro-Life New Mexico.

And what about Kelli, our site’s glue? I’m happy to report she will begin working for Live Action News next week, doing much of the same work she did here. This blog would not have been held together were it not for Kelli, who has poured herself into it for over six years.

Kelli is but one dear friend I have made here. I can’t begin to name all the wonderful moderators and volunteers who have dedicated themselves on this blog, although I must highlight some special people who were here from the beginning, or nearly the beginning – Bethany, Carla, LauraLoo, and MK.

Special thanks to Carder, Hans, and Susie, who have steadfastly posted great stuff here, so helpful to our cause. And I’d also like to thank our current mods: Del, Sydney, and last but not least Bobby Bambino, who has also been a mod since we began having mods!

But most of all, I want to thank YOU, pro-life readers and activists, for your support of this blog but moreso the sanctity of life.

Prayers appreciated!

For Life Together,

Jill

Pro-life blog buzz 4-4-14

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

We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.

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  • Fr. Frank Pavone denounces the recent death of Lakisha Wilson and her preborn child during an abortion. He calls on the US Senate to pass a ban on abortions past 20 weeks:

    This bill is meant to protect unborn children from the brutal and painful death of a dismemberment abortion, but it also would save the young mothers who are often butchered during this procedure. Lakisha Wilson had her whole life ahead of her but she died because our nation still allows abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy.

  • Pro-Life in TN says many pro-lifers are wondering why on earth pro-life Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has chosen a vocal pro-choicer as his office’s spokesperson.
  • Reflections of a Paralytic has a post regarding the miscarriage suffered by the wife of Florida’s head basketball coach, Billy Donovan. Donovan found solace and comfort from two other coaches who had also lost children.

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  • Michele Herzog says a group of concerned citizens in Kissimmee, Florida, have taken a stand by asking city commissioners not to allow Planned Parenthood to build a mega-facility in their community. The outpouring from post-abortive women, pastors, parents of children with special needs and others moved the commission from “we can’t do anything about this” to contacting state legislators.
  • Right to Life of Michigan says that potential Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mark Schauer “has selected Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown as his running mate” who is reportedly “one of the most pro-abortion politicians in the state of Michigan.” One of Brown’s former employees even reported Brown’s extremely inappropriate behavior toward her when she was pregnant:

    … [Ericah Caughey] said Brown made her “feel very uncomfortable” with unprofessional behavior, including an incident in which she says Brown made a vulgar suggestion alluding to abortion.

    “She was looking out of a window at the Capitol lawn, where there was a pro-life rally happening. She kept saying to me, ‘those people disgust me,'” Caughey said. “She told me, ‘I should take you down there and walk behind you with a coat hanger.'”

  • Pro-Life New Mexico is increasing public awareness of the lucrative late-term abortion industry in Albuquerque. A local abortion business recently relocated, and some in the new area aren’t happy with the negative attention. One neighborhood resident commented:

    It is just not a good look for Albuquerque as a whole to have tourists come off the airplane and see hundreds and hundreds of people picketing on your main stretch of street about abortion and pro-life….

    As a neighborhood leader, we are not against the abortion clinic, but we are against where they are putting the abortion clinic.

Pro-life blog buzz 3-28-14

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

We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.

  • ProWomanProLife recommends a blog post by pro-lifer Matt Walsh entitled, “I paid to have babies murdered and all I got was this coat hanger necklace?” Walsh writes:

    Sure, we’d like to give to every worthy charity and needy neighbor, but alas our resources are finite. So… [d]o we concentrate on nurturing, sheltering, clothing, protecting, blessing, and loving our fellow human beings? Or do we negate the need for such things by opting to fund the extermination of the very sorts of humans that might end up requiring our charity, should they be permitted to exist in the first place? Do we feed them, treating them like hungry friends, or do we fumigate, treating them like swarming cockroaches?If the ease and efficiency of the latter option appeal to you, The DC Abortion Fund is here to help….

    [They like] to keep it classy. That’s why they offer a gift to anyone who chooses to donate to their organization: A coat hanger pendant….

    I’m not sure what they were going for, but to me it symbolizes the myth of the “safe” abortion. We pretend that the clinics provide a less hazardous experience than back alleys and coat hangers, but it’s all a charade. A show. A merciless ploy, and women are the victims.

    “Safe” abortions have killed at least 400 women…. A peer reviewed study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, found that women who’ve had abortions suffer from an 81 percent higher risk of mental health problems. Worst of all, the suicide rate among these women is tragic and startling.

    Safe? Safe for who, exactly? Safe for the abortionists, I guess.

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  • Pro-Life New Mexico discusses how pro-life activist Bud Shaver and Protest ABQ appear to have the UNM Center for Reproductive Health on the run. Apparently, their persistent witness has had an impact:

    Well, lo and behold, the baby killers on 1701 Moon CLOSED their doors this past week, and a source said that it was because of Bud’s daily visits in front of their facility. They decided to relocate to an office park near the airport, but Protest ABQ has made several visits to the location and have notified other businesses in the area about their new neighbor. Bud Shaver along with others now make a daily visit to this site.

  • Real Choice posts a disturbing video from Operation Rescue, detailing an ambulance call for a patient not breathing following an abortion at a Cleveland facility. The video shows no resuscitation attempts by medical personnel as they are wheeling her out to the ambulance.
  • Pro-Life Wisconsin posts audio of an ambulance call for a “safe” and legal abortion at a Madison, Wisconsin Planned Parenthood which perforated a patient’s uterus. The PP caller requested that an ambulance come without lights and sirens.
  • At Pro-Life Action League, Eric Scheidler posts about the group’s activities outside the Supreme Court in support of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga this week. Scheidler also shares links to several interviews he gave to news outlets.
  • At Reproductive Research Audit, Dr. Jacqueline Harvey has an interesting and timely article on the Hobby Lobby case:

    Reproductive Research Audit (RRA) recently submitted this amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby for which oral arguments begin today. It is often glossed-over in the media that Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood provide coverage for 16 out of 20 forms of prescription contraceptives, and object to merely drugs and devices that they believe cause early abortions (one of which, Plan B, is available over-the-counter). Prior research at RRA had determined that these methods are actually among the least-popular, which lead us to determine how many women are truly affected by the plaintiff’s moral objection to abortion.How many women? Harvey says it’s about 330.

  • Priests for Life posts a stirring video of Fr. Frank Pavone speaking about the HHS mandate from the steps of the Supreme Court:

Pro-life blog buzz 10-22-13

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

We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.

  • ProWomanProLife links to the story about two teenage girls who were caught last week with a dead baby in a shopping bag. According to the latest reports, the baby was “born alive and then asphyxiated.”
  • Wesley J. Smith comments on the horrific case of a child being trafficked to the UK – to have her organs harvested:

    The buyers should be asked: Is your own death really worse than having a child killed or maimed that you might live? Some would clearly say yes. If that isn’t evil, what is?

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  • The Passionate Pro-lifer describes a recent interaction at a Denver Planned Parenthood where a supposed man of faith (pictured left) defending an abortionist as a “good doctor” tries to tell protestors they don’t know the Bible:

    … [O]ur motley crew at the evil Planned Parenthood child sacrifice center were paid a visit by a businessman from Wyoming.

    Our short visit was peppered with lots of “christian” cliches as our friend thanked us for being there and spoke about our need to read the Bible more….

    [W]hen we started asking Chris about the abortionist in Jackson, Wyoming where several of us had protested the previous year, it turned out Chris knew Brent Blue. He’s a “really nice guy”….

    The three of us who were engaged I the conversation grew more incredulous by the minute. Chris benefits from a killer financially, sees him as a practitioner, thinks he’s a great guy and calls himself a “believing” Christian.

  • Live Action posts a self-professing pro-choice woman’s experience with RU-486:

    I bled for 14 days. A follow-up ultrasound confirmed that I’d aborted. And that’s when the problems really began.

    I had been prepared for the possibility that the pill wouldn’t work and I’d still need a surgical abortion – that happens in about 5 to 8 percent of cases. I also knew that I might bleed so heavily I’d need surgery to stop it… [But] what blindsided me, apart from being battered by the mifepristone, with a huge, cystic boils that soon covered my neck, shoulders, and back. I was also overcome by fatigue – an utter lack of ability to do anything more strenuous than sleep or lie on the couch…. On top of all that came depression; I sobbed constantly….

    It was only when I described my symptoms to my gynecologist that I discovered my experience wasn’t all that unusual. (The Mifeprex literature didn’t even mention it) “I think it’s underreported, but probably one in 3 women have dramatic side effects,” he told me…. “I’ve seen a lot of women go through it – I don’t want to call it postpartum, but post event melancholy that’s more dramatic than people want to admit.” He prescribed antidepressants. “One day, you’ll feel just like your old self.” It took 9 months.

  • Pro-Life New Mexico is happy to support the community baby shower, a project of Students for Life UNM, on October 26-27 in Albuquerque.
  • ProLife NZ shares the heartwarming story of a family of five who welcomed another member, despite a prenatal diagnosis of spina bifida. They believe “everyone deserves a chance at life, no matter how brief that life may be. That we do not, and should not, make the choice for another that their life is not worth living.”
  • Reflections of a Paralytic shares a new Population Research Institute video “using cartoons to break down the complexities of pregnancy, illustrating how the [Plan B] drug affects ovulation, conception, and implantation.”

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[Photo via The Passionate Pro-lifer]

Pro-life blog buzz 9-13-13

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

We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.

  • Reflections of a Paralytic recommends a “must read” article by Jennifer Lahl of The Center for Bioethics in Culture, who asks, “Why don’t Christians see IVF and surrogacy as moral issues?”:

    The fact that so many people fail to consider the moral implications of IVF suggests that in the age of fertility treatments, surrogates, and modern family-building via parenting partnerships, a woman’s womb has come to be seen as a somewhat arbitrary location. NBC’s The New Normal quips that women are “Easy-Bake Ovens” and children are “cupcakes.”

  • Wesley J. Smith notes the “topsy turvy” values of our nation, when new legislation in Washington, D.C. mandates a 24-hour waiting period (as well as an age and parental consent restriction) before getting a tattoo – but not an abortion.

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  • ProWomanProLife gives us an update on Canadian pro-life hero Linda Gibbons (pictured left), who was given the maximum sentence – six months and 29 days – for protesting abortion inside the bubble zone:

    It appears the judge sentenced her more harshly based on a personal bias against her: “She has indicated no remorse to the court,” [Madam Justice Feroza] Bhabha said angrily. “She believes in the rightness of her cause… (but) abortions are legal. Miss Gibbons does not appreciate that it’s a legal right.”

    Obviously Gibbons honors a higher authority than the local judge.

  • SPUC’s John Smeaton speaks out against the decision of the Crown’s Prosecution Service not to prosecute UK doctors caught committing sex-selective abortions. His letter was published in the Telegraph, as well.
  • Pro-Life Wisconsin announces their new association with Personhood USA.
  • Right to Life of Michigan reports that Detroit has 7% of the state’s population but accounts for 25% of the state’s abortions.
  • Saynsumthn’s Blog posts the close ties between abortion giant Planned Parenthood and Obamacare. PP is “helping” to get people signed up for the healthcare monstrosity. And naturally, “all this ‘help’ from Planned Parenthood will translate into BIG Bucks into their coffers in abortions and birth control, despite their abysmal record on medicaid fraud!”

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  • At Coming Home, Dr. Gerard Nadal pens an open letter to Elizabeth Jahr for her criticism of the pro-life movement’s annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.. Jahr claims that “[p]ro-life groups funnel tremendous resources into a legal war against abortion in the US without providing adequate practical support for women to maintain pregnancies” and that the money spent to hold the March would be better spent elsewhere. Nadal responds:

    Your claims that the money spent on travel to the Annual March on Washington could be better spent by serving the actual needs of women in crisis pregnancies is so far beyond the pale that you should blush for having said so. Certainly in your scholarly research for the article you looked at the 3,000+ pregnancy centers in this nation whose daily work includes getting housing, prenatal care, delivery services, food, clothing, diapers, supplies, employment, etc for women in crisis pregnancies….

    It takes money to keep the maternity homes and pregnancy centers open. Millions and millions of dollars are needed.

    The March each year continues to grow, and with that growth comes the great enthusiasm, the great fervor that drives the raising of far more money than is spent on the March. Beyond that utilitarian analysis there is something more fundamental that you missed in your hit piece.

    Published so close to the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington and “I have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, your article misses the fact that sometimes it just doesn’t matter the cost of calling attention to fundamental injustice and inhumanity. There have been some 57 million babies slaughtered in my lifetime in this country. You would have 600,000 marchers stay home? Really?

  • Pro-Life New Mexico rolls out Project 52, an initiative for 52 churches to focus for 52 weeks on one abortion clinic with the idea of “Saving One Woman, One Child, One Week, And One Church At A Time.” Watch their video here:

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Pro-life blog buzz 8-30-13

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

We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.

  • At Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, Reggie Littlejohn reports on Lili Zeng of China, who was forced to abort her first child at nine months pregnant and watch him die in her arms. She has attempted suicide three times since this horrific event. Where is the outrage from feminists and pro-choicers?

    Her experience shows that full-term babies born alive after a botched forced abortion may be left to die. Her experience also shows that a woman can be forcibly aborted up to the ninth month of pregnancy with the consent of her presumed husband.

    Finally, Ms. Zeng’s experience shows that – even when a woman is pregnant with her first child – if it is her husband’s second child, she can be forcibly aborted.

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  • Pro-life Action League comments on the new California law which aims to remedy the abortion doctor shortage by allowing non-physicians (nurses, midwives, and physician assistants) to perform abortions. They must have access to a doctor in the event of complications. Perhaps abortion will now have to be “between a woman and her ‘provider of choice’.” Reminder: CA does not report their state abortion statistics.
  • Secular Pro-Life takes on the abortion industry’s claims that complications are rare and that abortion regulations are unnecessary:

    According to the Guttmacher Institute, which strongly supports abortion, approximately 0.5% of abortion patients have a complication that requires hospitalization. That’s likely a low figure, but let’s assume that they’re right for the sake of argument. When you consider that there are well over one million abortions performed in the United States annually, the number of patients requiring hospitalization after an abortion would be over 5,000! Don’t these 5,000+ women deserve optimal care?…

    [T]hink about all the government-required safeguards in place in case a school [catches] fire. There are alarm pull stations, portable and overhead fire extinguishers, emergency exit doors, fire drills, and fire lanes around the school building. Even though school fires are rare, we still plan for the worst-case scenario regardless of the chances of such an event happening.

    Good point. But the abortion industry is really concerned with their bottom line, not with safety.

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  • Wesley J. Smith comments on new research that reveals how children remember words they heard prior to birth and how that relates to personhood:

    Will this make the Peter Singers and the “after-birth abortion” advocates of the world back off from their dehumanization of late term fetuses and infants? Will we now look at late term abortion as the killing of a full member of the moral community?

    Dream on, Wesley! We can’t let evidence of cognitive function get in the way of expedient desires or utilitarian outcomes.

  • Pro-Life New Mexico thinks there may be a lot of attention and press surrounding Albuquerque’s expected certification of a ballot initiative to ban abortions past 20 weeks.
  • At National Review Online, Michael J. New discusses the findings of a new Pew research poll showing 49% of Americans find abortion “morally wrong” with only 15% of Americans deeming it “morally acceptable.” The poll also found that women were more likely than men to consider it wrong.

 

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  • At Stand True, Bryan Kemper has an update on a baby (Michael, pictured left) and mother helped by faithful pro-life workers:

    Earlier this year, we told you about a woman who called our office upset at our newsletter asking for donations. God softened her heart as we were on the phone and she opened up and shared with us about her plans to have an abortion. We were able to talk with her and help connect her to a wonderful counselor in her city. After meeting with this counselor she decided to keep her baby and cancelled her abortion.

    She lost her job due to this pregnancy and I asked all of you to donate so we could cover her rent and car payment that month. Your generosity was touching and we were able to help her pay her bills and then the counselor was able to help find her a job.

  • Priests for Life’s Father Frank Pavone and Dr. Alveda King commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by recalling some words from her uncle, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    The next thing we must be concerned about if we are to have peace on earth and good will toward men is the nonviolent affirmation of the sacredness of all human life…. When we truly believe in the sacredness of human personality, we won’t exploit people, we won’t trample over people with the iron feet of oppression, we won’t kill anybody.

[Photos via ansirh.org, sciencemag.org by Veikko Somerpuro/The University of Helsinki]

Pro-life blog buzz 8-9-13

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

We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.

  • Secular Pro-Life has two excellent posts. In the first, their press release rejects the stereotype of pro-lifers advanced by Comedy Central’s The Daily Show guest host, John Oliver, [who] “implied that abortion restrictions are motivated solely by religion and not by secular concern for the human right to life.” The second post, discusses the censoring of three pro-life female physicians who “were scheduled to give presentations at a Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) meeting in Seoul” but were told after they arrived that their presentations had been cancelled because they “had prepared presentations on risks of abortion.”

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  • When it rains, it pours. Operation Rescue reveals that on August 7, an ambulance was called to the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only remaining abortion mill in Mississippi, run by embattled abortion entrepreneur Diane Derzis and abortionist Bruce Norman.

    It was a busy week for the pair as they were, according to ProLifeBlogs, in an Alabama court this week due to a “lawsuit from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) [alleging] that “though Derzis was made to surrender her abortion provider license in 2012, she and Norman have continued holding themselves out as an abortion clinic in the very same building, with Norman performing unlicensed abortions and Derzis deceptively managing the clinic’s staff and insurance through her Georgia abortion facility.”

    A judge ruled just yesterday that Derzis’ Alabama facility must be shut down.

    This kind of damning information about the abortion industry is not publicized as it should be by mainstream media, much to the detriment of women’s safety.

  • Right to Life of Michigan shares an Ohio RTL blog discussing the recent attention to the city of Detroit, which has filed for bankruptcy. Mainstream media has revealed some more obvious examples of the deteriorating conditions there (like the fact that 40% of the city’s traffic lights are not operational), but here is an even more staggering statistic not reported:

    In 2012, Detroit claimed an abortion rate of 37.9 (number of abortions per 1,000 females, ages 15-44) – a rate far higher than Michigan’s statewide rate of 11 and the country’s rate of approximately 20.

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  • Pro-Life New Mexico says pro-lifers have descended on Albuquerque in an effort to give citizens a “crash course” on abortion in their city:

    For the last three days, Survivors, UNM Students for Life, Created Equal, and local pro-lifers have taken over Albuquerque. They have been in front of UNM, Southwestern Women’s Options, the Holocaust Museum, Planned Parenthood, and along major streets in the city. They have canvassed the neighborhoods around the killing mills and left flyers informing the citizens what’s happening down the street from them. Town hall meetings are being held every evening at St. Pius here in Albuquerque with many prominent speakers from varied backgrounds in the pro-life movement.

    For a recap of the first day’s activities go here. For a list of events and updates go here.

  • Pro-Life Wisconsin has more on the reports that Catholic hospitals who fail to grant admitting privileges to doctors because they perform abortions may be compelled by the courts to violate the tenets of their faith in order to stay in business. A newly-passed law in the state requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility.

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  • Pro-Life Action League comments on the faithful sidewalk counselors who are exposing the abortion industry, with no help from the media. A late-term abortion clinic in northwest Chicago, the Albany Medical Surgical Center, has had a number of patients transported from the facility by ambulance, the most recent being last week. No one notices the back door, back alley ambulance visits except sidewalk counselors, who attempt to photograph the events as they occur.
  • Suzy B says the very pro-choice New York Times almost got it right on fetal pain legislation:

    The article correctly pointed out that “one recent poll” found a majority of people would draw the line for abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy. I would add that a number of polls further corroborate this finding. Polling by Quinnipiac, National Journal, Huffington Post, NBC/Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post/ABC News have all found that either a plurality or majority of Americans support limiting abortion after 20 weeks gestation, and that women support the measure in higher numbers than men. The tremendous public support for this common ground limit has provided momentum key to its success.

    With a little research, the NYT would have found that, despite their claims, there is ample evidence for fetal pain, and post viability abortions are not, in fact, illegal.

  • [Photos via Operation Rescue, Pro-Life New Mexico, and Pro-Life Action League]

    Pro-life blog buzz 7-26-13

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

    We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.

    • At National Review, Mona Charen says feminism has failed women if all it has to offer is the “hookup culture” in tandem with unfettered abortion:

      Welcome to the feminist paradise, where the ideal is for women to model themselves not just on men, but on the worst men….[The Feminine Mystique author Betty] Friedan and her many acolytes were pushing on an open door.

      But they pushed in the wrong direction. Not satisfied with encouraging women to pursue careers and correcting legal barriers to women’s equality, feminists sought nothing less than the obliteration of family life and traditional sexual mores. The “double standard” in matters of sex, they taught, favored men. The solution was promiscuity for everyone (enabled by unrestricted abortion).

      It was a foolish and self-defeating wrong turn.

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    • Pro-Life New Mexico announces that a ban on late term abortion in Albuquerque will be on the ballot in October, thanks to a successful, pro-life grassroots effort to gather the signatures of 18,000 registered voters.

    A ban would take direct aim at Southwestern Women’s Options (abortionists Shelley Sella, Susan Robinson and Carmen Landau pictured left), infamous for regularly performing late-term abortions.

    • ProLife NZ says the UK’s 1967 Abortion Act is being used to abort healthy babies. The Act is meant to allow for late-term abortion if there is “substantial risk” of a “serious” disability or defect. Instead, it is being used to abort children with correctable defects such as cleft palate and club foot.
    • ProWomanProLife discusses a challenge being brought against the suppression of abortion-related data in Ontario, Canada. Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act (FIPPA) “prohibit[s] the official release of any abortion-related information”:

      Slipped in as part of Bill 122, an act purportedly about public sector financial accountability, the change to Section 65 effectively rendered provincial abortion data after 2010 untouchable to the general public.

     

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    • According to Right to Life of Michigan, another lawsuit has been filed – this time by two pro-life brothers in Michigan, one Catholic and the other Protestant – challenging the HHS Mandate on behalf of their small, family-owned law firm in Kalamazoo.
    • At Reproductive Research Audit, Michael J. New says there is a consensus among peer-reviewed studies which shows parental notification laws lower the abortion rate for minors. Hmm… I wonder why the abortion industry opposes these laws:

      … [T]he knowledge that their parents will be involved with an abortion decision provides teen girls with a strong disincentive to engage in unprotected sexual activity. Indeed, there is a body of research on the positive public health effects associated with the presence of parental involvement laws.

    A 2003 study in the Journal of Health Economics… found that parental involvement laws reduce the pregnancy rate of 15 to 17 year olds by 4 to 9 percent… [and another] study… shows that parental involvement laws reduce the gonorrhea rate anywhere from 12 to 20 percent for females under 20…. [T]he enactment of parental involvement law is associated with an 11 to 21 percent reduction in the number of 15 to 17 year old females who commit suicide.

    [Photos via LifeNews.com and mlive.com]