Abortion, Infanticide, Euthanasia & Sterilization
"Every legislator, every doctor, and every citizen needs to recognize that the real issue is whether to affirm and protect the sanctity of all human life, or to embrace a social ethic where some human lives are valued and others are not. As a nation, we must choose between the sanctity of life ethic and the 'quality of life' ethic." Former President Ronald Reagan
The twisted medicine of immoral America: Killing your baby is a choice; protecting your baby is a crime: "Throughout the history of collapsed civilizations, nearly all of them experienced a phase of rapid morality decline that preceded their ultimate implosion. The Nazi regime promoted the 'science' of genetically-selected eugenics and mass death to 'cleanse' the human race... and then went on to commit heinous crimes against humanity, many of which were carried out by chemical companies that later became today's best-known pharmaceutical giants such as Bayer." See Who defines Right or Wrong in today's corrupt culture?
Warren Buffett Gave Enough to Abort All of Chicago: "Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is being called 'the true face of abortion.' The Media Research Center's Culture and Media Institute discovered that Buffett gave roughly $1.2 billion to abortion groups around the world between 2001 and 2012. That's potentially enough money to abort the entire population of Chicago -- or more than two-and-a-half million lives." See Mine is the Power!
Hospital Tried to Force Nurses’ Help in Abortion: "Back in 2011, the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, NJ tried to force day surgical nurses to participate in killing fetuses. The nurses sued, and eventually reached a settlement that saved their jobs. But look what it took to prevail! ... :
"...the new assistant manager announced that...she saw no reason why every nurse shouldn’t help. Hospital officials agreed, and passed a new, mandatory policy to make it so…'As long as you work here,' she told the 12 nurses who openly protested, 'you’re going to have to do it. If you don’t, you’re going to be fired or transferred out.' Be complicit or be fired!"
MSNBC host says newborn infants don't count as 'alive' unless parents decide they do; infanticide is the new abortion: "This article is not about abortion. It's about the murder of children after they are born." See Who shapes our Conscience and defines Right or Wrong in today's corrupt culture?
Major Newspapers Reject Pro-Life Ad, Image of Baby “Too Controversial”: "A national pro-life organization is outraged after three major American newspapers rejected a pro-life ad as 'too controversial. 'The ad features a hand holding a 20- to 24-week-old baby with the quote, 'This child has no voice, which is why it depends on yours. Speak Up.' Heroic Media Executive Director Joe Young said he was shocked and angered that the media outlets were willing to talk about the issue but were unwilling to show the reality of life at 20 weeks." See The Wonder of Life
Chemical abortion advocates wanted FDA to legalize morning-after pills for girls as young as seven: "If you ever doubted the extreme left-wing radicalism of abortion advocates, their latest push to allow even pre-teen girls to have immediate, unfettered access to abortifacients - over-the-counter 'morning after' medications that chemically induce abortions - should put those doubts to rest."
We Already “Put Down” the Disabled! [euthanasia]: "Social Darwinism/eugenics is making a comeback. In the UK, a local politician said that disabled children should be 'put down' due to the expense of their care, and created a furor! ... Not only did Singer not resign, but he is at the top of the world’s academic elite because of these views, not in spite of believing that it is perfectly fine to 'put down' (some) disabled." See The Fallacy of Social Justice
This sad topic deserves some attention:
491 babies born alive after failed abortions, left to die: Statistics Canada confirms: "Pro-life activists have long known that babies are often born alive after failed abortions, but until now, it was not known how frequently this occurred in Canada. Jill Stanek, a former nurse in Chicago turned pro-life blogger, has described witnessing babies being born alive after failed abortions, then being brought to a 'soiled utility room' and left to die.... Pro-life advocates are calling for a federal investigation...” See The Radical Roots of the World Health Organization
U.S Senate Defeats CRPD Treaty That Would Promote Abortion: "Members of the U.S. Senate voted today against the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities treaty that could open the door to promoting abortion on an international scale.... Rick Santorum, the former presidential candidate who led much of the fight against the treaty, also praised the vote that defeated it." [NOTE: It's good that this didn't get a 2/3 majority. But it's bad that an overwhelming majority of senators voted for it.] See Human Nature apart from a Christian conscience
[UK] Now sick babies go on death pathway: Doctor's haunting testimony reveals how children are put on end-of-life plan: "One doctor has admitted starving and dehydrating ten babies to death in the neonatal unit of one hospital alone."
Intended Consequences: Dispensing Plan B Pills to Abort Plan A: "The 'Plan B' ...can now be administered to students of any age or grade without any parental involvement.... The Department of Education has, for some years now, required classes on proper placement and wear of the contraceptive devices....
"The radical, moral anarchy that has lurked in the hearts of men since the Fall was given license in pseudo-intellectual circles of the early 20th century by the likes of Margaret Sanger, the mother of Planned Parenthood ('motherhood' being an admittedly ironic and cruel metaphor for this malicious woman...). Her influence was coupled with Marxist-Socialist movements in the 1960s and birthed far-reaching ethical and social changes that we have yet to recover from. ...I cannot fathom how wide-sweeping transformation of this nation’s moral condition can come about short of spiritual revival."See DVD "180"
Hospitals 'letting patients die to save money’: "Hospitals may be depriving elderly patients of food and drink to hasten their deaths as part of cost-cutting measures to free up bed space, leading doctors warn. ...Tens of thousands of patients with terminal illnesses are placed on a 'death pathway' to help end their lives every year. ...six doctors warn that hospitals may be using the controversial scheme to reduce strain on hospital resources." See The Dark Roots of EUGENICS
Spread of 'baby boxes' in Europe alarms United Nations: "The United Nations is increasingly concerned at the spread in Europe of 'baby boxes' where infants can be secretly abandoned by parents, warning that the practice 'contravenes the right of the child to be known and cared for by his or her parents.'... The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child... is alarmed at the prevalence of the hatches – usually outside a hospital. " See Moral Corruption
House defeats bill to ban gender-based abortions: "The proposal would have made it a federal crime to carry out an abortion based on the gender of the fetus. The measure takes aim at the aborting of female fetuses, a practice more common to countries such India and China, where there is a strong preference for sons, but which is also thought to take place in the U.S." See Is this AMERICA?
Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say : "Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are “morally irrelevant” and ending their lives is no different to abortion, a group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford University has argued. The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not 'actual persons' and do not have a 'moral right to life'. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born." See Human Nature apart from a Christian conscience
Child Sacrifice and Abortion: "Exposing an unwanted child to the elements was a common practice throughout the Roman Empire. The Nazis carried Jewish children off to the killing fields or the gas chambers. The Aztecs and Mayans sacrificed their children to their pagan gods. Perhaps the most infamous example from the ancient world are the Carthaginians of North Africa, who inherited their barbaric practices of child sacrifice from their ancestors in Canaan/Phoenicia.... Old Testament passages referring to child sacrifice are numerous and somber." See DVD "180"
“They served their idols, which became a snare to them. They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood.“ Psalm 106:36-38
Planned Parenthood Gets a Half-Billion Dollars to Kill Preborn Babies: "According to its latest annual report, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) received $487.4 million in tax dollars over a twelve-month period and performed 329,455 abortions." S
Euthanasia. Dutch Docs to Expand Definition of 'Suffering' for Euthanasia to Include 'Loneliness' and Finances : "As people age, many suffer from a complex array of gradually worsening problems.... Although this accumulation of ailments and diseases is not life-threatening as such, it does have a negative impact on the quality of life..." See Human Nature
Handicapped Kids...Better Off Dead? "...the parents of a young disabled boy named Bryan Santana, have received a $4.5-million court victory over a doctor and ultrasound technician they accused of malpractice. ...since Bryan was born with only one limb, his life isn't worth as much as it would be if he had all of them. Therefore, the doctor and ultrasound tech are responsible for Bryan being alive rather than in a trash bin, and so they should have to pay for him."
Fourth-Trimester Abortion: "The [Alberta] woman convicted of infanticide for killing her newborn son, was given a three-year suspended sentence Friday....Katrina Effert was 19 on April 13, 2005, when she secretly gave birth in her parents’ home, strangled the baby boy with her underwear and threw the body over a fence into a neighbour’s yard.' ...As Judge Joanne Veit puts it: ...'While many Canadians undoubtedly view abortion as a less than ideal solution to unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancy, they generally understand, accept and sympathize with the onerous demands pregnancy and childbirth exact from mothers'"
Abortion Doc Told Patient “I Will Take Your Sin”: "Most of the time, there is no communication between an abortionist and a woman having an abortion....Usually, the doctor comes in without introducing himself, mask on his face, sits on a stool, performs the procedure, and walks out....
"About 3 months before I left Planned Parenthood, we had a young woman in the clinic who I had counseled before her abortion....The doctor entered the room in the usual manner. He was about to sit down on his stool and realized she was very upset. ...He walked over to her and stood next to my chair. He took her hand and began talking to her. 'Why the tears?' he said. 'I just feel really guilty about doing this,' she responded. He asked her why.... She said, 'Because I just know this is a sin.'... He smiled gently at her and said, 'No. It is not your sin. It is mine. I will take on your sin....'
"I do know that sin doesn’t work that way. He can’t be the scapegoat for these women. They are both guilty of sin…Both equally forgiven, if they repent, and turn to Christ. ... Dr. Bernard Nathanson often talked about the strategy that was used when they founded NARAL. ..The abortion groups just needed the churches to silently buy in, in a sense, to legalized abortion. That’s exactly what happened....I am shocked because it is SO uncommon." See Cultural Corruption
House Passes Complete Ban on Taxpayer Funding of Abortions: "The House of Representatives today approved a complete ban on taxpayer funding of abortions. ...a study by the Guttmacher Institute, the pro-abortion former research apparatus of Planned Parenthood, released a study noting that one-quarter of women who otherwise would have had abortions chose to give birth when taxpayer dollars were not available to pay for abortions of their children."
Margaret Sanger, the Soviets, and Democrats: “'[W]e could well take example from Russia,' advised Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, 'where birth control instruction is part of the regular welfare service of the government.'
" Sanger, racial-eugenicist... who wished to rid America of 'human weeds' and 'morons' and 'imbeciles,' and who wanted birth control for 'race improvement,' had just returned from a pilgrimage to Stalin’s Russia. Like many progressives...she went there to soak in the alleged triumphs of the communist motherland, marveling at Lenin’s and Stalin’s advancements for women....
"Contrary to the Planned Parenthood matron’s optimism, abortions skyrocketed to seven million annually in the USSR."Yet America is following the same corrupt path. See Deceit, Delusion and the Destruction of America
Blacks 'exterminating' themselves : "...abortion is the leading cause of death within the African-American community in the U.S. ...since 1973 -- the year of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade -- 13 million African-American lives have been lost to abortion....'We've become a culture of death....
"Currently in Congress, every member of the Congressional Black Caucus identifies himself or herself as 'pro-choice.'"
Planned Parenthood's 'Truth Tour' Does Not Mention the 332,278 Abortions It Performed in 2009: "In 2009, Planned Parenthood clinics performed 332,278 abortions, according to a fact sheet on the group’s Web site. Also, in fiscal year 2008-2009, Planned Parenthood received more than $363 million in government grants and contracts, including federal taxpayer dollars." See The Wonder of Life
Who's the Extremist Now? "The reference was to a GOP bid to strip Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider, of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.... Sen. Patty Murray (D., Wash.) advanced a similar argument. '[W]hat they are saying to us today,' she declared, 'is that if you want to keep the federal government open, you have to throw women under the bus.' Ditto for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, who kept insisting that the only thing between a shutdown and a deal was GOP social ideology....
"The president was willing to shut down the entire federal government rather than see Planned Parenthood's federal funding cut. ...Boehner argued for the funding cut late into the evening. The president answered, 'Nope, zero.'...A Republican aide...said it was 'chilling' to see how inflexible Mr. Obama was."See The Dark Roots of EUGENICS
Stop Planned Parenthood's Lies: "It's no coincidence that they setup their abortion clinics in minority neighborhoods. Their largest clinic is in a predominantly African-American community in Houston that's larger than many hospitals in cities across America.... Why are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton silent on the genocide of black babies and then are held up by the media as leaders in the African-American community?"
LifeSiteNews is being sued for $500,000 - this could shut us down! "LifeSiteNews (LSN) Canada has been hit with a lawsuit – by a Catholic priest....Fr. Raymond Gravel – he’s the Quebec priest ...who stated on a radio interview in 2004: 'I am pro-choice and there is not a bishop on earth that will prevent me from receiving Communion, not even the Pope.' Then, in 2008, he defended the awarding of Canada’s highest civilian award to ...arch-abortionist Henry Morgentaler! ...He has also repeatedly and publicly criticized his church’s teachings on homosexuality and abortion. Even though LifeSiteNews reports have overwhelmingly reported on what Fr. Gravel himself has publicly said, he is suing us for libel....He’s demanding $500,000 in damages."
North Dakota House passes bill criminalizing killing unborn from conception: "A strong majority of lawmakers in the North Dakota House of Representatives on Friday afternoon passed a law that would make it illegal to murder any human being from the moment of their conception. The Defense of Human Life Act, HB 1450, recognizes every human being at any stage of development as a person under state law with a right to protection.”
Belgian doctors harvesting organs from disabled euthanasia donors: "Belgian doctors are not only harvesting organs from disabled euthanasia donors, but are publicly advocating the practice and setting down guidelines for it....From mercy killing of the terminally ill, it is merely 'a hop, skip and a jump to killing people who don’t have a good ‘quality’ of life, perhaps with the prospect of organ harvesting thrown in as a plum to society,' said Wesley Smith."
Nearly 50 Million Abortions Have Been Performed in U.S. Since Roe v. Wade Decision Legalized Abortion: "...there were 846,181 abortions in the U.S. in 2006, the latest year for which government records are available. The pro-abortion rights Alan Guttmacher Institute reports that there have been nearly 50 million abortions performed since 1973.... 93 percent of all abortions occur for 'social reasons' such as a mother’s decision that the child is unwanted or 'inconvenient.'" See The Wonder of Life
China’s abortion numbers grow --Demographic shifts from one-child couples to young, single women: "According to a government tally, 9.2 million abortions were performed in 2008, up from 7.6 million in 2007. But the count only includes hospitals, and state media report the total could be as high as 13 million. If accurate, that would give China among the highest abortion rates in the world."
At filthy clinic, babies met an inhumane end: "In his squalid West Philadelphia abortion clinic, Kermit Gosnell had a surefire way of dealing with the unwelcome complication of a live birth: He'd allegedly plunge scissors into the squirming newborn's neck, killing it by severing the spinal cord." See next link:
Report of the Grand Jury: "The callous killing of babies outside the womb, the routinely performed third-trimester abortions, the deaths of at least two patients, and the grievous health risks inflicted on countless other women by Gosnell and his unlicensed staff are not the only shocking things that this Grand Jury investigation uncovered....Even nail salons in Pennsylvania are monitored more closely for client safety....Gosnell’s clinic – with its untrained staff, its unsanitary conditions and practices, its perilously lax anesthesia protocols...and its routine procedure of killing babies after they were delivered ...offers a telling example of how horrendous a Pennsylvania facility can be and still operate with DOH 'approval.'”
Killings of newborn babies on the rise in Pakistan: "More than 1,000 infants -- most of them girls -- were killed or abandoned to die in Pakistan last year.... The infanticide figures are collected only from Pakistan's main cities, leaving out huge swathes of the largely rural nation....Kazmi recounts the discovery of the burnt body of a six-day-old infant who had been strangled. Another child was found on the steps of a mosque having been stoned to death..." See Depravity
41% of NYC pregnancies end in abortion: "Eye-opening statistics about the rate of abortions in New York City have been released by the Health Department. It raises questions about the effectiveness of current birth control education. The rate for minorities is even higher.... Specifically, non-Hispanic Black's have a 59.8% abortion rate. Hispanics have a 41.3% abortion rate. Asians have a 22.7% abortion rate. And non-Hispanic Whites have a 20.4% abortion rate."
Officials Find Dozens of Frozen Dead Babies After Legal Abortion Death Probed: "Officials investigating an abortion business in Philadelphia after a woman died from a botched legal abortion last November have made a grisly discovery.... Collecting the remains of dead babies over a 30 year time frame is reminiscent of the actions of deranged serial killers who keep body parts as trophies. It doesn't get much sicker than that.'"
Teen In Critical Condition After Botched Abortion: "The trouble began when Dr. Nicola Riley performed a failed abortion on an 18-year-old woman on Aug. 13, perforating her uterus and cutting her bowel. The state has just suspended Riley's license to practice medicine in Maryland and also the license of an 88-year-old doctor dispensing medicine at the clinic....
"Union Hospital called police when the semi-conscious teen arrived at emergency with two doctors in a rental car, not in an ambulance. One of them was Dr. Riley. The other was Dr. Steven Brigham who owns the clinic and others in a number of states.... Brigham, the clinic owner, has no license to practice medicine in Maryland, but the state says he was supervising the abortions.... Elkton Police raided the clinic taking medical records and seizing a freezer. 'It contained fetuses, approximately 35. They appeared to be close to full-term.'" Pro-life activists call for charges against assailant [who threatened] to shoot sidewalk counselor 'in the heart': "After enduring repeated threats and physical assaults outside abortion clinics, Albuquerque pro-life activists are calling on the police and prosecutors to protect them by filing charges against a recent armed assailant. Police responded in force on August 25 when an armed Arizona man bringing his 16-year-old daughter for an abortion at an infamous late-term abortion facility, Southwestern Women's Options, threatened to 'shoot [a sidewalk counselor] in the heart.'"
Ad Contest to Promote Mandatory Euthanasia at Age 80: "The host says these ads promote an 'unthinkable' policy. I think not, alas. We are not anywhere near there yet, of course–unless one considers age-based health care rationing as a precursor. But that point aside, these ads pitch how–if we give up on the sanctity/equality of human life–such a policy could conceivably be sold. Both are chillingly sophisticated." See Auschwitz
Court tosses Planned Parenthood to legal 'bounty hunter': "The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco has stopped Planned Parenthood of California's attempt at silencing a whistleblower who alleges the abortion provider has billed taxpayers $180 million in fraudulent birth-control charges."
North Dakota Measure Seeks to Ban Decapitation, Skull Crushing during Abortions: "'It's unconscionable and unthinkable that any physician who claims to care for the health of others would remove the heads of children or crush them and toss them in the trash."
Coercive abortions vs Canada: "The bill seeks to protect pregnant women from intimidation and pressure to have an abortion against their will.... Pro-abortion politicians, columnists, and activists have accused the bill of being a backdoor or 'sneaky' way of bringing up a debate on abortion."
The Shameless Abortion Carnival: "Angie Jackson... was so proud she was aborting her baby that she announced she would 'tweet' her chemical-cocktail abortion live, as it happened, on Twitter. The liberal media found this made-for-TV slaughter fascinating, and not at all a controversy worthy of discussing with two sides....
"Newsweek's Sarah Kliff proclaimed: 'One hundred thousand people have watched Angie Jackson's abortion. Late last month....' Kliff asked only 'why shame remains' about the act of killing one's baby. Jackson was honored for her courage in 'demystifying' and 'destigmatizing' the procedure: 'We need 10,000 more of her,' proclaimed Peg Johnston, chair of something called the Abortion Care Network." See Human Nature
Polish Court Upholds Verdict ... for Calling Abortion “Killing”: "'...we are living in a world where a mother is granted an award for the fact that she very much wanted to kill her child, but was forbidden to do so.' ....the District Court judge said she deemed offensive Fr. Gancarczyk’s statement.... Archbishop Damian Zimon of Katowice Archdiocese, upon hearing the verdict, commented.... 'No state law can undermine God's commandment and the order of Jesus Christ,' he said. 'Abortion is the first cause of death in Europe. ...if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?’ 'Christ reminds us that ‘whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’”
One-Child Policy a Rights Disaster: "She was dragged into a room to be forcibly aborted with 'hundreds of pregnant moms … just like pigs in the slaughterhouse,' Wujian, a Chinese student in the US, told a congressional human rights commission in Washington on Nov. 10.'...
"Having become pregnant without a government 'permit,' Wujian lived in hiding for months. Family planning cadres, unable to find her remote shack, beat her father almost to death. Still she refused to turn herself in. Eventually the cadres found her.
"...the WHO [World Health Organization] reports more than 500 female suicides per day in China. It is the only country in the world where the female suicide rate is higher than the male — and it is three times higher."
Abortion Center in Michigan Advertises Abortion Business as 'Sacred Work': "The new video with the comment is part of a series of videos highlighting their abortion services and states, 'We believe in the goodness of our work.' The spokesperson in the ad points to a sign hanging in the abortion facility that reads, 'We do sacred work that honors women and the circle of life and death....
"...abortion centers web site tells mothers about some ways of coping with abortion including 'releasing a symbolic object into the water, planting a tree or writing a poem. It would be a way for you to memorialize the day and move forward.'
"The center... suggests writing a letter to 'the spirit of the [dead] child.'" SeeMyth, Magic, Mysticism, and Make-Believe
UK Contraception and Abortion Promoters calling for Sex Ed for Four Year-Olds: "Explicit sex education ought to be compulsory for children as young as four, says a pair of abortion-promoting organisations in the UK. The Family Planning Association, the UK's answer to Planned Parenthood, and Brook... are calling for children of pre-primary age to be indoctrinated into the new sexual mores."
Time To Go, Grampa: "With 'controlling costs' a primary goal of Obamacare, and half of all medical costs coming in the last six months of life, 'rationed care' takes on a new meaning for us all. ...the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence, known by its Orwellian acronym NICE, intends to slash by 95 percent the number of steroid injections, such as cortisone, given to people who suffer severe and chronic back pain."
Baptist, Brethren, Lutheran, Methodist Churches Ask Senate for Abortion Funds: "A coalition of mainline Protestant churches have authored a letter to members of Congress asking them to make certain the health care bills they are considering contain taxpayer funding for abortions. ...more than 1,100 pastors and church staff from the denominations endorsed the letter. The letter calls abortion a 'morally justifiable decision'..." SeeThe Church Walking with the World Here is the second verse:
“Come, give me your hand,” said the merry World,
“And walk with me this way!”
But the faithful Church hid her gentle hands
And solemnly answered “Nay!
Sunstein: Fetuses 'use' women, abortion limits 'troublesome': "A restriction on access to abortion turns women's reproductive capacities into something to be used by fetuses.... 'Legal and social control of women's sexual and reproductive capacities has been a principal historical source of sexual inequality,' Sunstein wrote in his 1993 book "The Partial Constitution." ...in a 2003 book review, Sunstein argued there is no moral concern regarding cloning human beings since human embryos, which develop into a baby, are 'only a handful of cells.'" See The Wonder of Life
Obama Staffer Speaks at Planned Parenthood Event, Urges Pro-Abortion Lobbying: "[Tina] Tchen is the former vice president of the National Organization for Women [NOW], a prominent pro-abortion organization, whom Obama selected as executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls.... Tchen told the Planned Parenthood activists that if they want abortion as a part of the health care restructuring plan Congress is considering, they need to 'bring it' -- and up their lobbying efforts." See The Wonder of Life
Obama Administration Calls for Universal Access to Abortion at U.N. Meeting: "At United Nations headquarters this week, the Obama administration continued its push for ever increasing access to legal abortion around the world." See The Wonder of Life
Sweden allows sex-selective abortions: "Sweden, which legalized abortion in 1938, has taken its abortion extremism one step further by legalizing 'gender based' abortion which allows a mother to decide to abort her baby solely due to his or her sex." See The Wonder of Life
Senate confirms health secretary nominee: "Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has won Senate confirmation to serve as the nation's health and human services secretary.... Republican opponents cited Sebelius' pro-abortion stances.... Backers of President Barack Obama's pick for health secretary urged quick action on the nomination Tuesday, arguing that the swine flu outbreak underscored the need to have agency leaders working on the federal response." See Smiling at Socialism
Judge Sends Pro-life Pastor Walter Hoye to Jail: "'It is absolutely incredible that in America an individual can be sentenced to jail for engaging in peaceful free speech activity on a public sidewalk,' remarked Allison Aranda, Staff Counsel for Life Legal Defense Foundation.... 'Rev. Hoye is being singled out for particularly harsh punishment because he refused to agree not to offer help to women considering abortion. Where is the justice in that?'" See Things We Couldn't Say
Couple sues hospital for keeping sick baby alive: "A Quebec couple is launching a lawsuit against Montreal Children's Hospital after their severely-ill newborn daughter was put back on life support without their consent.." Brave New World
Obama Lifts Ban on Overseas Abortion Funding: "Obama signed the executive order one day after the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states."
North Dakota House Gives Fertilized Eggs Human Status: "A measure approved by the North Dakota House gives a fertilized human egg the legal rights of a human being, a step that would essentially ban abortion in the state.... The bill declares that 'any organism with the genome of homo sapiens' is a person protected by rights granted by the North Dakota Constitution and state laws. ... 'This language is not as aggressive as the direct [abortion] ban legislation that I've proposed in the past,' Ruby said.... 'This is very simply defining when life begins, and giving that life some protections under our Constitution — the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.'"
Hospital could force staff to 'dismember preborn babies': "In Wisconsin there's a plan to take a legitimate medical facility and impose upon it -- by its leadership at the University of Wisconsin -- late-term, second-trimester abortions... and pro-life health professionals at the facility who object are in danger of being required to participate..."
Obama makes lawyer for Terri Schiavo's husband third-ranking Justice Official: "Thomas Perrelli, who won an award for representing Schiavo's former husband, had served on Obama's transition team.... During his debate with Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary, Obama said his biggest mistake was voting with a unanimous Senate to help save Terri.... 'And as a constitutional law professor, I knew better,' he added.
"During an April 2007 debate, Obama said, '...There was a debate about Terri Schiavo, and a lot of us, including me, left the Senate with a bill that allowed Congress to intrude where it shouldn't have.' 'And I think I should have stayed in the Senate and fought more for making sure [Terri's parents couldn't take their case to federal court to save her life].'"
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