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  • At National Review Online, Wesley Smith wonders why Planned Parenthood  has to close so many clinics in Texas due to the new law requiring the abortionist on call to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles:

    If abortion was really only 3% of PP – as the organization claims – would a safety restriction of this kind really force 12 PP clinics to close?”

    If they were serving women for routine medical needs, STI testing and giving out free birth control, this would not be needed. Time to get your talking points freshened up. It’s all about abortion, abortion, abortion.

  • Pro-Life Wisconsin applauds the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against the HHS mandate in favor of Catholic business owners:JudgeJaniceRogersBrown-232x300

    Justice Janis Rogers Brown nails it when she writes that the burden of the HHS mandate “becomes substantial because the government commands compliance by giving the Gilardis a Hobson’s choice. They can either abide by the sacred tenets of their faith, pay a penalty of over $14 million, and cripple the companies they have spent a lifetime building, or they become complicit in a grave moral wrong…. If that is not ‘substantial pressure on an adherent to modify his behavior and to violate his beliefs,’ we fail to see how the standard could be met.”

    Bring on the SCOTUS!!

  • Pro-Life in TN reposts a piece by Family Action TN that explains how Tennessee could soon take the mantel from Texas as the pro-life epicenter:

    On November 4, 2014, Tennesseans will go to the polls to vote on a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would put the constitution back where it was before four activist judges re-wrote it in 2000.  If voters approve the amendment, Tennesseans will once again be back in control of what abortion policies our state will have.

  • In a shocking exclusive, Abortion State (Washington) reports that a police record it has obtained shows Planned Parenthood Bellington tried to cover up the rape of a 10-year-old by a 31-year-old illegal immigrant:

    The police record, authored by Deputy Smith, states the following:

    “On the afternoon of 09 18 2012, I contacted Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood to obtain a copy of the records documenting ’s treatment at their care (sic!) facility. I was referred to their records contact….  Sherry who told me Planned Parenthood would not follow the mandated reported (sic) law as codified in RCW and refused (to) provide medical records. I then advised Planned Parenthood that I would seek a court order for their records….”

  • Tom-Ridge_largeSuzy B explains how Republican Tom Ridge, the pro-abortion former governor of Pennsylvania, has a lot of nerve to set his sights on pro-life conservatives:

    Earlier this week… Ridge went on an all-out verbal assault against social conservatives, including pro-lifers, within the Republican Party. He called social conservatives “narcissists and ideologues” that are “too damned self-righteous” and are imposing “tyranny” on the nation. He said that pro-lifers had forgotten about the separation of church and state and he laid the blame for electoral losses at their feet….

    Ridge’s own self-righteousness is alarming considering his record on abortion. In the wake of the Kermit Gosnell trial in Philadelphia, many Americans wondered how such a monster could work undetected for such a long period of time. The grand jury in the case placed the blame squarely upon Governor Ridge. Describing Ridge’s administration, they said the following:

    “…the Pennsylvania Department of Health abruptly decided, for political reasons, to stop inspecting abortion clinics at all. The politics in question were not anti-abortion, but pro. With the change of administration from Governor Casey to Governor Ridge, officials concluded that inspections would be ‘putting a barrier up to women’ seeking abortions. Better to leave clinics to do as they pleased, even though, as Gosnell proved, that meant both women and babies would pay.”

At National Review Online, Michael New picks apart a Politico op ed that tried to say abortion is a winning issue for Texas gubernatorial candidate and late-term abortion supporter Wendy Davis:

Davis’s 13-hour filibuster of a 20-week abortion ban this past June certainly raised her national profile. It may well help her raise money from supporters of legal abortion outside Texas. However, there is little evidence that Senator Davis’s extreme position on abortion has endeared her to Texas voters.

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