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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

Stanek weekend question: Thoughts on first-ever passage of personhood amendment?

Embarrassing CapitolMarch 22 was historic for the pro-life movement. Quoting Huffington Post:

North Dakota became the first state on Friday to pass a fetal personhood amendment, which grants legal personhood rights to embryos from the moment of fertilization. The state House of Representatives voted 57 to 35 to pass the amendment, after the Senate passed the same measure last month.

The measure will now appear on the November 2014 ballot [JLS note: governor did not need to sign], and voters will be able to accept or reject it. If it passes, it will amend North Dakota’s constitution to state that “the inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development must be recognized and protected.” The amendment would ban abortion in the state, without exceptions for rape, incest or life of the mother….

There was another first, most encouraging. According to LifeSiteNews.com:

Every major pro-life organization in North Dakota has joined forces to defend and endorse SCR 4009, including North Dakota Family Alliance, North Dakota Right to Life, Concerned Women for America North Dakota, North Dakota Life League, North Dakota Catholic Conference, and Personhood North Dakota.

In the past certain pro-life groups, such as in Colorado, have been unhelpful to personhood initiatives, for instance, as reported by LifeNews.com:

During the 2008 and 2010 amendments, major pro-life groups including Focus on the Family, the state’s Catholic bishops, [NRLC affiliate] Colorado Citizens for Life, National Right to Life, Americans United for Life, Eagle Forum, and others either took a neutral position on the amendment or supported it but did not expend significant time or resources fighting for it because of the potential negative legal ramifications.

tobiasInteresting that North Dakota Right to Life is not only an NRLC affiliate but also the home group of NRLC president Carol Tobias, pictured right.

One goal of personhood proponents is to “bait” the U.S. Supreme Court. From USA Today:

“We are intending that it be a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, since (Justice Antonin) Scalia said that the Supreme Court is waiting for states to raise a case,” said the sponsor, Republican state Sen. Margaret Sitte.

This is because, according to WND.com:

Personhood plans declare that an unborn baby is a person from the moment of conception, relying on a statement by Justice Harry Blackmun, who wrote the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade.

“If this suggestion of personhood is established,” Blackmun wrote, “[The abortion] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the amendment.”

Since 1973 significant medical and scientific advances, such as ultrasound and visualization of human fertilization under a microscope, have been made.

Pro-lifers opposing personhood initiatives say they have counted noses, and the majority of the U.S. Supreme Court is not currently on the side of life.

So, what are your thoughts on all of this? Do you think the time for such an amendment is wrong or right? Do you think this is good or bad strategy?

Obama DOJ drops one FACE lawsuit, doubles down on another

I’ve been following two (of eight) Freedom of Access to Clinics Act cases brought by Obama’s Department of Justice against pro-life activists.

There is good news to report on one and bad on another.

District court judges in both lawsuits had ruled against the DOJ, and the ball was in the DOJ’s court.

In its lawsuit against Kenneth Scott, the DOJ decided to fold. Recall all those videotapes the DOJ submitted as evidence against Scott that actually vindicated him. Reported WND.com on March 22:

As part of the settlement, the government agreed to drop all charges with prejudice, meaning they can never be filed again.

The agreement is an astounding capitulation by the Justice Department, which had assigned five federal prosecutors to go after Ken Scott, a pro-life advocate, for passing out information outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Denver.

Meanwhile, the DOJ will continue to harass pro-lifer Mary Susan Pine. Recall the court all but accused the DOJ of setting Pine up. Yet the DOJ is undeterred. Acording to Liberty Counsel, which is representing Pine:

After being thrown out of federal court and chastised for filing a case with no evidence, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is back for more. He has filed an appeal in Holder v. Pine, a political prosecution of a pro-life educator.

Holder unsuccessfully sought thousands of dollars in fines against Susan Pine, as well as a permanent injunction banning her from counseling women on the public sidewalk outside the Presidential Women’s Center abortion clinic [in West Palm Beach, Florida].

Without any evidence, Holder accused Pine of obstructing the entrance to an abortion clinic in violation of FACE. Federal Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp dismissed Holder’s lawsuit because of a complete failure to present any evidence of wrongdoing. This, coupled with the DOJ’s cozy relationship with PWC and their joint failure to preserve video surveillance footage of the alleged act, caused Judge Ryskamp to suspect a conspiracy at the highest level of the Obama Administration. He wrote, “The Court can only wonder whether this action was the product of a concerted effort between the Government and PWC, which began well before the date of the incident at issue, to quell Ms. Pine’s activities rather than to vindicate the rights of those allegedly aggrieved by Ms. Pine’s conduct.”

Liberty Counsel has now asked Judge Ryskamp to award Pine approximately $140,000 in attorney’s fees and costs for having to defend herself against Holder’s political lawsuit.

Movie, “Gates of Hell”: What happens when blacks learn the truth about the abortion agenda

6/8, 10:40a: More here, including another trailer.

6/6, 9:43a: by Carder

This movie ain’t about not caring about white children. This movie ain’t about blaming white folks. There’s a far bigger picture.

To these white conservatives in question, don’t ya’ll screw this up for us! Ya’ll sit yo’ behind down and shut up!

~ AlfonZo Rachel, of the conservative website PJTV, explaining the purpose behind the upcoming abortion thriller movie, Gates of Hell, June 4 [quote at 5:07]

More on the movie from WND.com:

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Buried: Phill Kline previously cleared of ethics charges

I wrote yesterday that the Kansas Supreme Court is stacked with pro-aborts, appointed by radically pro-abort former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, now Obama’s Secretary of DHHS.

In 2006 the Supremes ordered their Disciplinary Administrator, Stanton Hazlett, to investigate Kline on their own complaints of ethics violations.

Hazlett hired Lucky DeFreis, Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Topeka Bar Association, and Mary Beth Mudrick, a Topeka attorney.  Hazlett additionally gave DeFreis the use of 2 investigators.  Hazlett told DeFreis to investigate Phill.

Eighteen months later the team submitted their exhaustive report. Their findings? Click to enlarge…

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Carhart’s expansion plans boomerang on abortion industry

I wrote in my Thanksgiving week WND.com column I was thankful to abortionist LeRoy Carhart for providing an opening for pro-life activism in the states where he announced he was expanding his late-term abortion business – Indiana, Iowa, and Maryland.

So read these lovely headlines from the past 2 days…

From the National Catholic Register, December 8:

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New Stanek WND.com column, “Sex and consequences: Link between pro-gay and pro-abortion agendas”

Homosexual and AIDS activists heckled President Obama during a Democrat fundraiser in New York on Sept. 22, complaining about the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy and inadequate AIDS funding.

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New Stanek WND column, “Collusion in the Heartland”


Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has taken Nike’s “Just do it” challenge to tackle life with gusto and run the other way with it.

Without checking with any ruling body in the state of IA whether their plan was legal, PP abortionists 2 years ago began dispensing RU-486 abortion pills by computer screen to mothers scattered throughout Iowa, some hundreds of miles away….

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