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Abortionist describes the destruction of her abortion facility

Susan Cahill: All Families Healthcare will not reopen in the near futureby Carder

I get teary just thinking about it. It was unbelievable that someone could feel that much hate to do what he did. He is a big guy, and he destroyed every possible thing you can imagine. Everything.

I have an old-fashioned Rolodex with numbers on it, and he even destroyed that. He put what looks like a screwdriver into the face of my grandson [in a photo]. Besides tearing up items and bending steel things, he put holes in my exam tables and rolling chairs, breaking the glass in every single picture.

I had a lot of artwork, and you have to realize I just spent $20,000 in improvements in this place — painted it, new window coverings, new artwork — and it was really lovely. He pulled the plants out of their pots. There was nothing he didn’t touch.

I was speechless. You just don’t know how to react to something like that.

~ Abortionist Susan Cahill describing the aftermath of the vandalism of her abortion facility in Montana, Cosmopolitan, April 10

VIDEO: Homeowner gone wild steals, destroys pro-life signs

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On February 4, a homeowner gone wild attacked a team of Created Equal’s young pro-life activists who were demonstrating outside Beechcroft High School in Columbus, Ohio, as school was being dismissed.

Video of the incident shows the man, identified as Curtis Hall, crossing the street to berate Created Equal’s Josh Bertsch and Jami Beer (pictured with police officer below left and middle) before stealing and destroying their signs.

Hall shouted, “Get ’em out of here or I am going to break ’em.” He proceeded to knock signs over and take three, which he carried across the street and broke before throwing them in front of traffic.

Here’s video of the episode (WARNING: offensive language)…

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Hall later told 10TV News “he is neither pro-life nor pro-choice – he just thinks the demonstration is inappropriate.”

But why would it be inappropriate to educate abortion-vulnerable high school students on the reality of abortion?

2015-02-06_1028Created Equal filed charges against Hall yesterday and demanded repayment of $120 for the broken signs.

This morning I spoke with Created Equal’s Executive Director, Mark Harrington, and Director of Training, Seth Drayer.

They indicated Hall wrote an email last night apologizing for his behavior.

It is Created Equal’s policy to drop charges if apologies are sincere, although it would still require financial restitution.

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Hall’s sincerity will likely be put to the test today, because Created Equal has scheduled a return demonstration to Beechcroft High School.

Created Equal has six months to decide whether or not to proceed with charges.

Click on all photos to enlarge. See photos of the high school outreach here.

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Pro-life photo of the week: Student newspapers destroyed due to pro-life ad

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Via Campus Reform, October 3:

Dozens of Drake University  student newspapers were vandalized last week after a pro-life advertisement upset an unknown perpetrator.

Austin Cannon, managing editor of The Times-Delphic, found 431 copies of his paper, apparently drenched in water, sitting in front of the newspaper’s office Thursday morning, an act of vandalism estimated at $200 worth of damage. Atop the pile was a single newspaper with a black circle drawn around an advertisement for AGAPE Pregnancy Resource Center, which offers free pregnancy tests, STD testing, and ultrasounds….

Cannon told Campus Reform that more than 1,000 copies of the paper were distributed around campus prior to the vandalism, meaning almost half of the papers were destroyed.

University president David Maxwell addressed faculty, staff, and students Friday in an email, calling the vandalism “antithetical” to Drake’s “core values.”

“This act goes beyond mere vandalism – it is an attempt to curtail First Amendment rights regarding free speech, and is thus antithetical to our core values as the Drake University community,” Maxwell wrote in the email. “[W]e should all be outraged by an act that not only entails the destruction of others’ property, but is intended to communicate a message in a manner that violates our sense of who we are and what we stand for as a university.”

Prior to the vandalism, Beth Younger, a professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies at DU, wrote a letter to the editor, expressing concern with advertisements for AGAPE Pregnancy Resource Center. Such centers, she said are “largely fronts for anti-choice, anti-abortion organizations and they are known for providing misleading information to young women who may be facing an unplanned pregnancy.”

Younger urged the newspaper staff to publish a disclaimer alongside the ad “so young women won’t be fooled into thinking they can get free health care, when what they get is propaganda and harmful lies.”…

“It’s just a little disheartening to me because it doesn’t mean we support that organization, and we’ve run ads from Planned Parenthood in the past,” The Times-Delphic’s Editor-in-Chief, Courtney Fishman, said in an interview with KCCI. “So it’s interesting to me that people are upset about it, and they’re very welcome to be upset about it, but it’s upsetting that they’re vandalizing our property.”…

“It’s sad that it happened,” Brenda Knollenberg, executive director for AGAPE told Campus Reform. “I appreciate the openness of ‘if you don’t agree with something, to be able to voice that.’ I think that is what the United States was founded on…and I am grateful for that. I do think that sometimes more research has to go into people’s opinions just to make sure they have their facts correct.”

Porn prof accosted pro-life teen because pregnancy made her goofy

Miller-Young exiting courtroom after sentencing of battery, theft, and vandalism of 16yo pro-lifer Thrin Short

Another letter of support, also on UCSB letterhead, comes from Eileen Boris, a professor in the Department of Feminist Studies.

Prof. Boris seeks clemency for her colleague, stating, “she was at the stage of a pregnancy when one is not fully one’s self fully, so the image of a severed fetus appeared threatening.”

“If she appears smiling on camera,” Prof. Boris continues, “she is ‘wearing the mask,’ that is, she is hiding her actual state through a strategy of self-presentation that is a cultural legacy of slavery.”

~ Fox News, August 15, reporting on the support University of California-Santa Barbara porn professor Mireille Miller-Young received before being sentenced after accosting pro-life 16-yr-old Thrin Short on March 4 and stealing a sign that showed a victim of abortion. At the time Miller-Young was three months pregnant.

According to noozhawk.com, Miller-Young “was sentenced Friday to three years probation, 100 hours community service and 10 hours of anger-management classes after pleading no contest to three charges of grand theft from a person, battery and vandalism.”

[Photo of a relieved Miller-Young exiting the courtroom on August 15 via noozhawk.com]

Stanek weekend question: Is the abortion battle becoming increasingly “corrosive”?

Pro-choice professor Mireille Miller-Young steals pro-life signs showing victims of abortionI have sensed for some time that abortion proponents are becoming increasingly and overtly hostile to pro-life activism.

An immediate example is UCSB Professor Mireille Miller-Young, photo right, who this week pleaded “no contest” to charges that she assaulted a pro-life teenager and stole her sign. 

Within the span of days, pro-life activists at Created Equal recently had to endure one abortion proponent’s vulgarity and vandalism and another’s theft (the latter right under the noses of complicit police).

Any pro-life college activist knows that a lack of hostile response to campus displays would be outside the norm these days.

At the same time, particularly following the Supreme Court’s buffer zone decision, pro-life activists seem energized, as evidenced, I think, by events the past few days in New Orleans.

A Canadian journalist this week noted, “In the U.S., the corrosive warfare is increasing.”

Do you agree? If so, why do you think this is? Also, be sure to take the poll…

 

Unbelievable video: Jackson, MS, police stand by as vandals steal pro-life signs

Mike Peters steals signs from Created Equal, a pro-life organizationThis is UNBELIEVABLE. I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see it.

Yesterday, police in Jackson, Mississippi, stood idly by as vandals systematically stole signs right in front of them that had been erected by pro-life group Created Equal.

As the following video shows, police first acknowledged Created Equal had the constitutional right to hold a protest on a public sidewalk in Jackson, as corroborated by their city attorney.

The protest was held both in front of and across the street from Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only abortion clinic remaining in Mississippi.

Incredibly, the owner of one of the businesses in front of which Created Equal had erected its display began taking signs with the help of two accomplices – while the police stood by and watched!

Mike Peters, who stole pro-life signs from Created Equal, a group that protests abortionOver the course of 20 minutes Mike Peters (pictured left), owner and developer of Fondren Corner, a four-story complex of private residences, offices, and restaurants, and two other men slowly removed nine sandwich boards, for a total of 18 signs, and took them inside his building.

Eight police officers witnessed the theft, one who stood right in front of Peters (photo above), but did nothing.

“They told me they had to wait for their commander,” Mark Harrington, Executive Director of Created Equal, said in a phone interview. “But I told them that was ridiculous. Would they wait for permission to arrest if they saw someone stealing from Wal-Mart?”

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An hour after the theft the commander showed up, went in and spoke with Peters, and the signs were returned.

Created Equal is pressing charges against Peters and are considering filing a lawsuit against the city.

Coincidentally, Life Legal Defense Fund is dropping a lawsuit against the Jackson Police Department within the next few days for harassment and false arrests of pro-lifers.

After pro-life activists sued Jackson police in 2006, the city signed a consent decree agreeing officers would no longer interfere with the free speech rights of pro-life advocates.

But as soon as the Court’s jurisdiction over the decree expired, Jackson police resumed their anti-life ways, as evidenced yesterday.

Created Equal has already had quite a summer, and it has only begun. On June 9 it made national news after an abortion proponent attacked another of its protests.

Created Equal is currently in the midst of its annual “Summer Justice Ride,” a nine-day national bus tour from July 12-20 that this year is retracing the route of the original Freedom Riders of the 1960s.

Pro-life blog buzz 3-5-13

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

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  • Secular ProLife notes NARAL’s strong objection to a North Carolina bill which would add information on “the link between abortion and preterm birth” to school sex education curricula. Though even the pro-choice New York Times has reported on this link, NARAL has chosen to label it “propaganda.”
  • Down on the Pharm examines the case of Kristopher Del Campo, a DePaul University student who is facing expulsion for exposing the identities of 13 confessed vandals – all of them adults – who were caught on security cameras destroying an authorized pro-life club display. The student vandals (who have not been disciplined) were named in a report, which Del Campo then posted online.

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  • While this year’s 40 Days for Life campaign faces opposition, prayer warriors have seen at least 245 babies saved from abortion. Participants at a Washington Planned Parenthood event said they were greeted by several pro-choice protestors – but their protest didn’t quite go as planned:

    [One] prayer volunteer asked a group of about eight of them “what exactly they were protesting, since abortion on demand has been a legal reality for forty years…[.] Why should our prayers bother them? In my spirit I knew the real reason,” he said. “It is the shame and guilt that they are protesting.”

    “One lady was yelling at us…. [T]hen I spoke with her and told her my abortion story,” said yet another vigil participant, who’d had an abortion at this facility a number of years ago. “She ended up taking one of our balloons and hugging me and crying and left with lots more information about better services.”

  • ProWomanProLife says a politician in Japan has suggested banning abortion in the country as a way to combat their national birth dearth and subsequent economic trouble.
  • Stand True documents the 14th known botched abortion since 2008 at Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the “grossly negligent” late-term abortionist Shelley Sella practices her trade. Pro-life activists were able to confirm that on March 1, the clinic called an ambulance company instead of 911 for this emergency, despite the fact that this can cause delays and is supposedly against the clinic’s own policy.
  • Alveda King adds her own perspective on the recently-released study showing a large increase in breast cancer among young women.
  • Right to Life of Michigan posts a video from CNN on the hug that revolutionized the way hospitals treat premature infants:

Abortion supporters conduct “Project Detour” around pro-life protest

Calling it the States of Refuge campaign, 15 pro-life activist groups launched a yearlong endeavor beginning January 22, 2012, to close any or all of the lone abortion clinics remaining in each of five states.

The goal of the groups is to “establish the first abortion-free states since Roe vs. Wade,” adding even one closure would be a “breakthrough in our nation.” I agree such a closure or closures will constitute a milestone. Those states are:

  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Fargo, North Dakota
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Jackson, Wyoming

The scope of the pro-life groups includes Truth Tours using large abortion pictures on both city streets and major college campuses, mailers to all churches in those states, and a five-state funeral procession carrying an aborted baby.

Last week States of Refuge focused on Jackson, Wyoming, and Dr. Brent Blue, who commits abortions at Emerg-A-Care.

In an effort to thwart the effort, because both last year and this year pro-lifers planned their protests during the city’s annual Elkfest – which resulted in pro-abortion violence – the city went so far as to ban the display of abortion pictures, which the State Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional April 10.

(Yes, those are elk antlers in the top photo and photo right.)

So a group called Jackson Hole United formed…

… to do all they could legally to keep people from seeing the reality of abortion by conducting “Project Detour,” holding their own signs encouraging traffic to avoid the pro-lifers. Reported Rachel Maddow:

If you saw the protesters somewhere, you reported it on the Jackson Hole United Facebook page, with a call for help holding up signs. “Turn here to avoid to avoid protesters,” one sign read. Another said, “Stay calm. Graphic images ahead.” The results weren’t perfect, but Elkfest happened peacefully.

Maddow’s linked article doesn’t say who vandalized whom, although I knew it had to be abortion proponents. Otherwise the piece would have screamed “pro-life violence!”

But to confirm I spoke with Pastor Mark Holick, who was present and said the perpetrators were indeed abortion proponents who, in one case, spray painted one of the Truth Trucks, and in another swerved a car toward pro-lifers who were holding signs.

Here were some of the signs advocating “Civility Compassion Love” by way of abortion support or denial…


It is hard to fathom there are churches that support abortion, although we know it is true.

In Jackson, five area churches joined the Jackson Hole United effort.

One was Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole.

Below is a video of Rev. Dr. Paul Hayden explaining to his  congregation – relatively aged, I note – this past Sunday why their church was being picketed and how in Christ pro-abortion beliefs are as valid as pro-life beliefs.

I can think of no better example of the “lukewarm church” than this. Hayden also implied the abortion issue is political, not religious…

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[Top photo via Jackson Hole Daily; 2nd photo (of Pastor Flip Benham) and bottom photo (of Leslie Hanks) via Leslie Hanks of The Passionate Pro-Lifer; 3rd photo via Jackson Hole United; 4th and 5th photos via Maddow]