Analysis

How the abortion industry is failing desperate women and their children

With abortion, there is no level playing field. The U.S.’s relaxed abortion laws are not only unfair to preborn babies who are denied their equal rights, but also to women who are deceived and taken advantage of by Big Abortion.

When a pregnant woman finds herself in a desperate situation (not all that uncommon), Planned Parenthood is all too eager to paint legal abortion as an escape. If the baby’s father is abusive towards the mother (or not a long-term partner), she may be told that she would be doing her baby a favor by not bringing him or her into such a situation. In choosing abortion, the woman may be convinced by the abortion clinic that she is “escaping” her situation in the short-term, but that doesn’t change the fact that she is allowing her baby to suffer a violent death because of his father’s deficiencies or outright wrongs.

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State investigations into Planned Parenthood allege wrongdoing, unethical behavior

Since the release of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the alleged sale of fetal body parts, the abortion business has fought hard to discredit the videos.

Abortion activists have even attempted to turn the tables, claiming the man behind the videos, David Daleiden, is the real criminal here. (A “bogus” charge against Daleiden was, however, recently dismissed by a Harris County judge.)

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Abortion activists angry that a pro-life non-profit is helping pregnant women

Abortion advocates claim that they have women’s best interests at heart. Yet they consistently fail women, refusing to offer them other options besides abortion, and refusing to help women who don’t choose abortion when they’re facing a crisis pregnancy.

The abortion industry is interested in one thing and one thing only: to convince as many women as possible to abort their preborn babies. This is why they rail against pregnancy care centers so often. These pro-life pregnancy centers provide the services that abortionists do not, which leads to fewer women getting abortions.

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5 fronts in Big Abortion’s “culture war” against pregnancy centers

(Pregnancy Help News) By now, it’s abundantly clear Big Abortion understands the strategic threat that free pregnancy help poses to its business model.

After all, when you’re the only game in town, there’s no need to tend to pesky details like sterilizationhospital admitting privileges for surgical proceduresproper billing practicesmandatory reporting of sexual abuse, and—you know, telling the truth in general.

Faced with the excruciating—and, to be fair, impossible—choice between improving its own “services” and attacking the competition, Big Abortion is now responding as would any vicious creature caught between a rock and hard place.

Claws extended, eyes flashing, here’s five ways the multi-billion dollar abortion industry is baring its fangs at the life-affirming community.

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Lawsuit against Planned Parenthood by former clinic director will move forward

The lawsuit filed by Sue Thayer, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, against Planned Parenthood of the Heartland will move forward, Alliance Defending Freedom announced yesterday.

Thayer began working at her local Planned Parenthood in Iowa in 1991 as an office assistant, but was quickly promoted to office manager. The facility she worked at did not perform abortions, and Thayer was motivated by a desire to help and serve women. But she quickly realized that all was not right at her Planned Parenthood. When they began offering webcam abortions, and urged her to facilitate the webcam abortions, she realized that she needed to do something. She called her local Right to Life office, who put her in touch with Alliance Defending Freedom. Thayer became a whistleblower, exposing millions of dollars in fraud and abuse. In 2011, a lawsuit was filed on her behalf.

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Attorney: Texas DA’s decision not to refile charges against Daleiden “very odd”

(Texas Right to Life) As Texas Right to Life reported Tuesday, a bogus misdemeanor indictment against Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden has been dismissed by Harris County Judge Diane Bull.  Judge Bull cited a lack of court jurisdiction to proceed with Daleiden’s case.  In Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson’s indictment of Daleiden, a technical omission rendered the indictment void.  The indictment failed to address an exception in the law Daleiden was charged with breaking, which is a requirement for a valid indictment.

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Catholics for Choice prays for the Supreme Court to make abortion more dangerous

The Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision soon on Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt, and it’s sending pro-abortion advocates into a tizzy. Terrified that abortionists will actually have to take women’s safety seriously, they’re shouting from the rooftops that women will surely be doomed to… well, who knows exactly, but whatever it is, it’s bad!

The latest is Sara Hutchinson Ratcliffe, domestic program director of Catholics for Choice. In an op-ed for Time magazine, Ratcliffe ominously proclaims that the decision “looms over American women like an incoming tidal wave.” Why? Well, abortion restrictions make women safer, yet abortionists completely refuse to abide by them, which therefore means abortion clinics will close down… which somehow, is bad for women. Because what we need is more shoddy, Gosnell-esque abortionists running around, right?

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CLOSED: More than 21 abortion facilities have shut down in Texas since 2013

Perched at the U.S. Supreme Court each Monday and Thursday this month are both pro-lifers and abortion supporters, all poised to pounce when the high court releases its decision on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the first major abortion case the Supreme Court has taken up in years.

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NPR’s Texas abortion training piece fails to create sympathy for abortion industry

If there’s one thing abortion advocates like even better than pretending to be heroes, it’s pretending to be victims. NPR’s Carrie Feibel partakes in that pastime today with a one-sided report on the difficulty of training to perform abortions in Texas:

Medical residents can opt out of abortion training for religious or moral reasons, but Jane felt a professional obligation to learn the procedure.

“This is part of ob-gyn — it’s not an optional part, per se,” Jane said. “Women can choose if they want an abortion or not, but you as their doctor need to be able to provide them with all the choices available.”

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The abortion industry can’t be trusted to police itself— it must be regulated

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule this month on the biggest abortion case in nearly a decade: Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

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The only Alabama abortionist with admitting privileges says she gets no respect

For most people, it’s not a surprise that abortionists don’t garner a lot of respect. After all, most people think that abortion is morally wrong. Doctors are respected and admired for saving lives, not taking them. It creates tension between legitimate doctors and abortionists, and the abortion lobby tends to exploit that tension in a ploy to get sympathy. An embattled Alabama abortionist is just the latest example.

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Glamour idolizes another legally-challenged abortionist

The press can’t cover Planned Parenthood’s crimes, question Hillary Clinton’s pro-abortion extremism, or get the facts right on life disputes, but there’s always space to squeeze in another glowing profile on the unsung sainthood of abortionists.

On Monday, “documentary” filmmaker Dawn Porter profiled abortionist Yashica Robinson, of the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives in Huntsville, hailing her as “The Pro-Choice Hero In Alabama You Need to Know About” at Glamour.

What you’re about to read is a shining example of when abortion coverage dives so far in the tank for its subject that it surpasses advocacy and reaches borderline idolatry.

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Lambda Legal’s case against Texas abortion regulations is not about the law

Court-mandated abortion on demand was bad enough as baseless law, but in recent years its supporters seem to have taken constitutional scholar John Hart Ely’s assessment that Roe v. Wade “gives almost no sense of an obligation to try to be” constitutional law — not as a critique, but as permission to ignore the law completely.

Lambda Legal, a gay advocacy group, has submitted one of the amicus briefs in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, on behalf of the abortion facilities Texas wants to regulate. At the Advocate, Lambda’s Camilla Taylor, Caroline Sacerdote, and Kara Ingelhart offer a case for why the Supreme Court should side with the abortion industry—a case that stands out for how little it even pretends to be legal analysis.

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Slate advice columnist tells reader to ignore conscience, help daughter abort grandchild

As a general rule, Slate is one of the last places you should turn for advice when faced with a moral dilemma. You and I might think that goes without saying, but if it did Slate wouldn’t have an advice columnist: Mallory Ortberg, a.k.a. Dear Prudence.

This week, one of the questions concerned a woman who describes herself as pro-choice, yet finds herself struggling with her daughter’s request to help her pay for her soon-to-be-divorced daughter’s late-term abortion. Specifically…

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