Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Princeton Univ Office of Religious Life Raises Funds for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

A sign of just how pro-abortion Ivy League universities have become, even Princeton University’s Office of Religious Life supports the abortion chain Planned Parenthood.

A few weeks ago, the office cosponsored the Run4AllWomen New Jersey to benefit the abortion chain, according to Campus Reform. Dr. Khristina Gonzalez, associate dean of the college, organized the event, and several faculty members from the office dedicated to promoting religion on campus participated, according to the report.

What promoting the killing of unborn babies has to do with religion is perplexing. The Princeton Office of Religious Life told Campus Reform that it “does not take a stance on the issue of abortion.” However, its reason for participating in the pro-abortion event was because “the total health care of all people is of concern to us, and Planned Parenthood provides a wide range of critical services to women and men” – which sounds a lot like a stance.

On the office Facebook page, Associate Dean of Religious Life Theresa S. Thames and Program Assistant Maya Wahrman posted a smiling photo of themselves and a message that they “fully enjoyed cosponsoring” the pro-abortion rally and fundraiser on Aug. 11.

The move angered a number of religious and pro-life students on campus. While not all pro-life advocates are religious, many base their position on the Judaeo-Christian principle that all human lives are valuable and deserving of protection.

Princeton Pro-Life told the campus news outlet that the campus office endorses freedom of religion, but by supporting Planned Parenthood, it is supporting a group that destroys religious freedom, the right to life and other basic human rights for millions of unborn babies. . . . Read More

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Claire McCaskill’s Ironic Question: “Why Defund the Entity Preventing Abortions?”

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill either does not know or does not want the voting public to know what the abortion chain Planned Parenthood actually does.

The pro-abortion Democrat from Missouri tried to explain her support for the No. 1 abortion business in the United States on Saturday by claiming Planned Parenthood does more to prevent abortions than any other group.

The Dunklin Democrat reports McCaskill described her support for the abortion chain during a town hall meeting Saturday in Kennett.

According to the report:

McCaskill shared her views on Planned Parenthood after an audience member questioned the practices on the organization.

“Teenage pregnancy is at an all time low in this country,” shared McCaskill. “Abortion is at the lowest rate that it’s been since Roe v. Wade was decided. It’s because we’ve made access to birth control so readily available.”

“It’s the most utilized source for birth control for millions of women,” stated McCaskill. “So why would we shut down the funding to the very entity that’s helping us prevent abortions? It makes no sense to me.”

The statement is almost laughable, except for the fact that McCaskill actually believes it or at least wants her constituents to. The abortion giant Planned Parenthood makes millions performing more than 300,000 abortions on unborn babies every year. It throws pizza parties and gives awards to abortion clinics that exceed their abortion quotas. And it promotes risky sexual behavior to teens in public schools across the country. . . . Read More

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Calls Unlimited Abortions Up to Birth a Human Right

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that Ireland should treat abortion as a “human rights” issue.

At a three-day meeting in Canada between Mr Trudeau and Leo Varadkar, the Irish taoiseach, the two leaders spoke about Mr Varadkar’s plan to hold a referendum next year to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Irish constitution, which protects the right to life of the unborn child.

“We discussed the issue of abortion, which I know is an important issue for a lot of campaigners for women’s rights in Canada,” Mr Varadkar said. “I updated the prime minister on our plans to have a referendum next year to give the people of Ireland the opportunity to remove our constitutional ban on abortion, should they wish to do so.”

“Fundamental rights” - Asked whether he had any advice for Mr Varadkar, Mr Trudeau said so-called “reproductive rights” were fundamental human rights.

“On the issue of reproductive rights, I shared our perspective that reproductive rights for women are integral to women’s rights in general and women’s rights are human rights and I encouraged him to look at it as a question of fundamental rights for women and we had a good discussion on that,” he said.

Example to follow? Canada has one of the most permissive abortion regimes in the world with abortion allowed up to birth and for any reason. Mr Trudeau has also made clear that all MPs in his Liberal Party are required to vote with the “pro-choice” side on any bills, regardless of their personal beliefs. In Britain abortion has traditionally been seen as a conscience issue. . . . Read More

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Apple Will Donate $1 Million to Pro-Abortion Group

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook has announced that the tech company will make a $1 million donation to a pro-abortion organization, the Southern Poverty Law Center. However the organization not only supports abortion but was linked to a liberal activist who shot up the office of the pro-life group Family Research Council.

The donations were made supposedly to counter white supremacy. . . .

But, in a chilling Federal Bureau of Investigation interrogation video, Floyd Lee Corkins, who shot up the offices of the Family Research Council on August 15, 2012, says that he picked his target from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) website. Corkins entered the lobby armed with a loaded semi-automatic pistol, 100 rounds of ammunition, and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches. He started firing at FRC’s building manager Leo Johnson who heroically tackled the shooter after a gunshot shattered his arm. . . .

FRC president Tony Perkins said Corkins act of terrorism has put sunlight on SPLC, which has targeted a wide swath of Americans for standing up for traditional values, most often Christian and conservative.

“The SPLC’s reckless labeling has led to devastating consequences,” said FRC President Tony Perkins. “Because of its ‘hate group’ labeling, a deadly terrorist had a guidemap to FRC and other organizations. Our team is still dealing with the fallout of the attack, that was intended to have a chilling effect on organizations that are simply fighting for their values.”

“The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has now been linked to domestic terrorism in federal court, should put an immediate stop to its practice of labeling organizations that oppose their [agenda],” continued Perkins.

“In a civil society, shutting down debate is not how reasonable people and organizations operate. Intimidating and bullying others shreds the ‘ordered liberty’ of which our Founders wrote and for which they advocated, and places all of us in jeopardy of losing our sacred rights as militant extremists claim the public square exclusively for themselves,” concluded Perkins. . . . Read More

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Planned Parenthood Abortion Business May Open Clinic at Local High School

Parents and pro-life advocates urged a Pennsylvania school board Wednesday to reject a proposal to put a Planned Parenthood-run facility inside Reading High School.

The Reading Eagle reports the facility would not do abortions at the high school, but Planned Parenthood staffers would offer students sex education, counseling about reproductive health and referrals to their abortion facility in Reading.

Pro-lifers with Students for Life, the Pennsylvania Family Institute and others have been joining local parents to protest the proposal in the past few months. On June 21, about 80 pro-life advocates stood outside the Reading School District to urge the school board to oppose the Planned Parenthood-run center.

The center was proposed by the sex education advocacy group AccessMatters in May 2017 and would be facilitated by Planned Parenthood Keystone. The center would be located inside the high school and would give the abortion chain direct access to young, vulnerable students.

In addition, the center would be paid for by tax dollars, according to the Pennsylvania Family Institute. . . .  Read More

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Missouri Democrat Senator Says She Hopes President Trump is Assassinated

Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D) says there’s “no way in hell” she will be resigning from her post, despite pleas from prominent state Democrats and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO). In a now-deleted Facebook comment, Chappelle-Nadal said that she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated. . . . The comment reads “I hope Trump is assassinated!” and is in reply to a family member of a Secret Service agent who was wondering if someone would attack the president.

Chappelle-Nadal told Missouri station KMOX that since other members of the legislature had not resigned despite marital infidelity and smoking in the capitol, she would not resign either. Chappelle-Nadal referred to the comment as a “mistake” and said that she is “owning up to” it.

Chappelle-Nadal told KMOX’s Carol Daniel, “There is no way in hell that I’m resigning. There are legislators who have cheated on their wives, they have smoked in the legislature, in the state capitol. If they have not been asked to resign for those acts, which I do believe that cheating on your wife or your spouse is immoral, I am not resigning for a mistake that I made and that I’m owning up to.”
She also said that while she wished she had chosen better words, she stands by the frustration and anger that led her to say she wished that the president was dead. . . . . . . Read More

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

UN Abortion Groups Attack Religious Medical Providers, Right of Conscience for Health Workers

NEW YORK, August 18 (C-Fam) In early August, an international group of abortion advocates met in Uruguay to discuss the potential removal of conscience protections for healthcare providers with regard to abortion.

Religious freedom is an obstacle to women’s health, according to conference organizer International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC). The group encourages advocates to ensure “that professional bodies recognize that personal beliefs can seriously undermine the provision of women-centered, professional health services.”

The IWHC and co-sponsor Mujer y Salud en Uruguay (MYSU) chose to host the conference in Uruguay because it has one of the most permissive abortion laws in Latin America. Nevertheless, more than half of Uruguay’s medical providers refuse to perform abortions due to conscientious objection. High percentages of objectors are not uncommon in countries that allow legal abortion, including Ghana (97%) and Italy (70%).

Conference participants claimed that religious or moral objections to providing abortions “must be tackled,” arguing that women unable to obtain legal and “safe” abortions will inevitably seek potentially deadly clandestine procedures. Rather than encouraging women to choose life, they concluded that medical workers must be forced to cause death.

Among the featured speakers was Dr. Christian Fiala, an Austrian gynecologist who has published several articles denouncing rights of conscience. In his most recent article, Fiala said that conscientious objection “gives legitimacy to the religiously-based assumption that abortion is wrong,” and singled out the Catholic Church as an enforcer of “traditional (sexist) beliefs about women and motherhood.” According to Fiala, even if lawmakers are allowed consciences, doctors are not: “[i]f the treatment is legal… there is simply no excuse to refuse.”

Fiala’s commitment to the primacy of abortion led him to denounce what he called “faith-based medicine” and organized religion in general. Fiala expressed doubt that conscientious objection in Latin America may not be possible to “fix” “until organized religion loses much of its influence.” . . . Read More

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Mike Huckabee: If They Tear Down Memorials They Find Offensive Can We Tear Down Abortion Clinics?

Reacting to growing racial tension culminating in the tearing down of United States monuments, pro-life former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee asked people to think about society’s reaction if he began tearing down things that offend him – like abortion clinics.

The former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate appeared Wednesday on Fox News to discuss the vandalism and other violence resulting from a white supremacist protest and counter-protest in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend and the tearing down of memorials across the country in recent days.

“Anarchists go and just tear down the statues [of Confederates and historical figures who were slave owners] because they are impatient with politicians doing it,” Huckabee said. “… that is not acceptable behavior, it is vandalism, it is anarchy, and it would be like me saying ‘I don’t like abortion clinics, so I’m going to go to tear them down because I find them offensive.’”
To be clear, LifeNews.com and the vast majority of pro-life organizations and individuals oppose illegal activity, including vandalism and other forms of violence. Huckabee’s comment was a hypothetical situation, and, later in the interview, he emphasized that he does not condone any illegal acts, either.

“Nobody would justify that, including me,” Huckabee said of tearing down abortion clinics. . . . Read More

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sarah Palin Condemns Iceland for Aborting Almost Every Baby With Down Syndrome

Former Gov. Sarah Palin is mother to a beautiful 9-year-old boy named Trig. He happens to have Down syndrome. You can imagine how she reacted, then, to the CBS report that Iceland is “eliminating” children with the syndrome via abortion.

“This intolerance for people who may not look like you is so wrong, it’s so evil,” Palin said on Fox News Tuesday night.

Iceland is a “beautiful country,” she recalled, but “it won’t be so beautiful it they continue down this path.”

Choking back tears, Palin was shocked that the government is trying to “snuff out the life” of those who don’t look like their subjective view of perfection. It is a culture that hearkens back to neo-Nazi Germany, she noted.

“Children with Down syndrome are “unique and make the world more unique,” Palin said.

Palin also criticized the “celebratory” tone CBS used when it tweeted about Iceland’s anti-life agenda. . . .

The vice presidential candidate and her son have been the victims of mockery since she entered the political spotlight. In 2011, Wonkette published a piece, which they have since removed, in which they called Trig “retarded.” No mother should have to subjected to such cruel rhetoric.

Palin acknowledged on Fox that she was “full of fear” when she was handed the diagnosis that Trig may be born with Down syndrome. She was “brought down to her knees” and asked God to prepare her.

“The minute Trig was born, the fear went anyway,” she said. . . . .Read More

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Eighth Circuit Hands Down Another Pro-Life Victory . . .

. . . Arkansas my terminate Planned Parenthood as a Medicaid provider!

On Wednesday a three judge panel from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Arkansas can decline to provide Medicaid reimbursements to abortion providers. The ruling comes as part of an ongoing lawsuit filed after the State of Arkansas cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood in 2015.

Family Council President Jerry Cox issued a statement : “The Eighth Circuit did the right thing today. Arkansans have made it clear time and again they do not want tax money going to abortion providers. Many Arkansans have moral objections to abortion. They don’t want their hard-earned money subsidizing abortion providers.”

Cox praised Governor Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge for defending the state’s decision to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood. “Governor Asa Hutchinson’s bold leadership is what led the state to cut ties with Planned Parenthood in the first place. Our governor has always been a staunch pro-life advocate. Arkansas’ attorney general is defending at least seven pro-life laws and policies in court right now. I don’t know of any attorney general in America who is doing more to fight for the right to life. Her team has won some major victories in the past few weeks, and I believe we will see more in the months to come.”

Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement in response to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling vacating the injunction that had prevented the state from terminating Planned Parenthood’s status as a Medicaid provider:

“In 2015, the state terminated its Medicaid provider agreement with Planned Parenthood because there was evidence that Planned Parenthood and its affiliates were acting in an unethical manner and engaging in what appeared to be wrongful conduct. I am pleased with the ruling of the 8th Circuit today reversing Judge Baker on her injunction that blocked the state from proceeding.

“The decision allows the state to proceed with the termination of Planned Parenthood as a Medicaid provider. This is a substantial legal victory for the right of the state to determine whether Medicaid providers are acting in accordance with best practices and affirms the prerogative of the state to make reasoned judgments on the Medicaid program.”

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trump Admin Demands End To Harmful Experiments Making Babies With 3 Parents

The Food and Drug Administration warned a fertility doctor to stop marketing an unapproved IVF technology that creates a human embryo using the DNA of three people.

In a strongly worded August 4 letter, the FDA reminded New York-based Dr. John Zhang that it had declined his request to run clinical trials on the experimental technique mitochondrial replacement technology, or MRT.

Since December 2015, Congress has prohibited the FDA from reviewing applications on clinical tests involving genetically modified human embryos “until safety and ethical issues can be resolved,” reports Bloomberg BNA.

“Also, researchers don’t know what impact the procedure will have on the babies it produces,” it notes.

MRT aims to prevent diseases passed through mitochondrial DNA by transferring the mother’s nuclear DNA to a donor egg in which the nucleus has been removed but the mitochondria remains.

Zhang, who runs New Hope Fertility Clinic and associated company Darwin Life, has previously been in the news for claiming to engineer the “first live birth” using the MRT technique he says he pioneered.

That was for a woman who carried the gene for Leigh’s syndrome, a rare neurological disorder. She had four miscarriages and the two children she delivered died at age six and eight months, according to CBS News.

Zhang created three-DNA human embryos for the couple in the States, then took the embryos to Mexico where he implanted them in the mother.

Creating genetically modified human embryos in a lab is allowed in the U.S. if federal funds aren’t used, but implanting them in a womb is prohibited, according to MIT Technology Review.

The mother gave birth to a boy in April 2016.

“This is the very first time at least in human reproduction that the offspring are produced with three parties – one sperm and different parts of two eggs,” Zhang told CBS News at the time. “So this is very revolutionary.” . . . Read More

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Texas Governor Signs Bill Banning Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill today that bans taxpayer funding of abortions via the insurance industry.

Abbott signed House Bill 214 (HB 214) that will protect Texans from paying for the abortions of others through their tax dollars and health insurance premiums. The bill limits insurance coverage for abortion procedures. Under this new law Texans will not be forced to pay for elective abortions through their insurance plans. This legislation is an important piece of the Governor’s pro-life agenda that has been championed by Sen. Brandon Creighton and Rep. John Smithee this special session.

“As a firm believer in Texas values I am proud to sign legislation that ensures no Texan is ever required to pay for a procedure that ends the life of an unborn child,” said Governor Abbott in a statement to LifeNews. “This bill prohibits insurance providers from forcing Texas policy holders to subsidize elective abortions. I am grateful to the Texas legislature for getting this bill to my desk, and working to protect innocent life this special session.”. . .

SB 20 would ensure that ACA-subsidized plans, state employee plans, or private basic health insurance plans do not include coverage for elective abortions. Texans deserve the right to decide where their insurance and tax dollars go, and they should not be forced to fund the elective abortions of others. The majority of Texans are Pro-Life and neither want nor need insurance coverage for elective abortion. . . . Read More

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Dems Blast President Trump's Defunding Planned Parenthood Sex-Ed Programs

The Trump administration is scaling back funding for a sex education program that started in 2010 under President Obama. The 81 Teen Pregnancy Prevention grantees were supposed to receive $200 million through 2020, but were informed by the Department of Health and Human Services last month that the money would dry up in June 2018.

The grantees were “perplexed” by the change, as were several Democratic lawmakers.

“This action is short-sighted and puts at risk the health and well-being of women and our most vulnerable youth who depend on the evidenced-based work that TPP Program grantees are doing across the nation,” a group of Democratic senators wrote in a letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price.

Yet, it’s not hard to figure out why the White House is not interested in continuing to support the program’s agenda. As LifeNews notes, this particular program has donated millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood.

Furthermore, Health and Human Services Department spokesman Mark Vafiades indicated that the Teen Pregnancy Prevention program has little to no impact on teen health. . . .

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Alveda King: Abortion is Racism and Takes Away the Civil Rights of Unborn Babies

Alveda King the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King jr is responding today to the white supremacy protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

King says the white supremacists definitely need to be condemned and that racism is a sin and a blight on society. But the niece of the slain civil rights leader says she believes that abortion is also racism because it denies civil rights to unborn children.

King told LifeNews:

As we see from the most recent racially motivated massacre in Virginia, racism is still alive and raising hell. Think about it. Racism is sin. Hatred is sin. Yet for whatever reason, the pot of domestic terrorism continues to be stirred under the guise of promoting “racial supremacy.”

The big lie is that we are separate races, when in fact the spiritual, scientific and biological fact is that we are one blood; one human race. Racism and hatred are deadly. This is why I so often quote my Uncle MLK: “We must learn to live together as brothers [and sisters], or perish together as fools. I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

We should be grateful that President Trump is calling for a ceasefire on the violence. My King Family Legacy foundations have taught me that nonviolent conflict reconciliation is the key to ending these “race wars.”
But King also said abortion is racism — a message she admits some people don’t want to hear.

As one of God’s microphones, I’m often required to say what people don’t want to hear. Abortion is racism, in that abortion takes away the civil rights and lives of our weakest and most vulnerable members of the human race, unborn babies. . . . Read More

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Almost 1 in 20 Deaths in the Netherlands Killed by Euthanasia

More statistics about euthanasia from the Netherlands, based on the latest figures from 2015. Nearly one death in 20 (4.5%) is now due to euthanasia.

The figures come from a letter in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. “It looks like patients are now more willing to ask for euthanasia and physicians are more willing to grant it,” said lead author Dr. Agnes van der Heide of Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam.

But the statistics for euthanasia alone masks the proportion of end-of-life decisions in the Netherlands. The figures for some categories overlap, but 4.5% of all deaths happened through euthanasia, 0.1% through physician-assisted suicide; and 18.3% through “continuous deep sedation.”

This last category is slippery and controversial. It accounts for nearly 1 death in 5 in the Netherlands. In some cases doctors agree that it is appropriate for refractory pain; but it can also be a form of “slow euthanasia” used to evade regulation and scrutiny.

. . . Bioethicists observed that the increase was to be expected. “Doctors become more confident in practicing euthanasia and more patients will start asking for it,” said Penney Lewis, co-director of the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics at King’s College London.

Dr. van der Heide suggested that the small but increasing number of euthanasia deaths for people who were not terminally ill was troubling. “When assisted dying is becoming the more normal option at the end of life, there is a risk people will feel more inclined to ask for it,” she said. . . . Read More

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