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Liberal study claims sex-selection abortion bans are unnecessary; argument is full of holes

Three organizations recently joined forces to produce a strange study that concludes that international sex-selection abortion and male child bias are issues that are exaggerated by pro-life groups in order to restrict access to abortion.

The “study,” conducted by the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School, the National Asian-Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), and Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), analyzes birth rate statistics and uses them to downplay the injustice of abortion based on sex. Furthermore, the study uses these numbers to suggest that sex-selection abortion is really a non-issue created by pro-lifers to advance an anti-abortion agenda.

The study, entitled Replacing Myths with Facts: Sex-Selective Abortion in the United Statespresents six supposed myths about sex-selection and male child preference, and provides a counter argument to each. The “myths” and corresponding “facts” are the following:

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Cecile Richards compares abortion to colonoscopies

Planned Parenthood has been desperate for a long time to make themselves out to be purveyors of women’s health care, when really, their business revolves around — what else? — abortion. Oh, sure, they like to pretend that they care about things besides abortion. They certainly do offer other services, but their own annual report shows that abortion is their bread and butter.

According to their annual report, abortion makes up 94% of their pregnancy “services”, and the number of abortions they performed has increased over the years, while their other health care services have decreased. It’s all about the money for Planned Parenthood, and abortion sure is lucrative. That’s why they have required all Planned Parenthood affiliates to perform abortions, causing them to subsequently lose affiliates that actually did care about health care. What abortion is not, is PR-friendly. People don’t like abortion. So Planned Parenthood has to pretend they actually care about women’s health, even lying about the services they perform. (Remember the mammogram debacle?)

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Widespread corruption in Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains

Planned Parenthood is finally being exposed for what it really is.

America’s abortion giant. The place that doesn’t actually provide mammograms to women. The place where women die after abortions (while children are ripped apart); where a clinic shuts down because of utter filthiness. The place where women are routinely lied to; where ultrasounds are often left unexplained; where human traffickers and child rapists are helped – instead of the women they are violating.

It couldn’t be clearer that Planned Parenthood doesn’t deserve another red cent of our hard earned tax dollars. Through this organization, we are funding the real War on Women. And until it is rightfully stripped of government funds (our funds), it doesn’t look like Planned Parenthood is planning on stopping anytime soon. Planned Parenthood is out for the money – even when it’s given with blatantly racist purposes – and until the money stops, the abortion giant won’t either.

Let’s take an inside look into one of the particularly corrupt branches of Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM).

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Disappointment or deceit: Analyzing reactions to the Hobby Lobby decision

There have been strong reactions following what was perhaps the most eagerly awaited decision of this year’s Supreme Court term.

A 5-4 Court decided Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., ruling that closely held corporations do not have to provide abortifacients to their employees as part of their healthcare packages. Hobby Lobby already covers 16 of the 20 forms of FDA approved contraception, but it is against their religious beliefs to provide ones which can act to end a baby’s life after fertilization.

From the reactions we’ve seen to the Hobby Lobby decision, one would think we were on our way to overturning the right to obtain contraception, found in Griswold v. Connecticut.

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Amanda Marcotte offers five ways to make the media even more pro-abortion

It’s a little funny hearing abortion advocates talk about wanting to be more “pro-science,” considering how very frequently they try to keep women from ever knowing the truth about the science of reproduction, embryology, and pregnancy.

Misinformation and manipulation are the bread and butter of the abortion industry. And the media happily plays along. But that’s not enough for abortion extremist Amanda Marcotte, who claims to have five ways to ensure “scientifically accurate” reporting on “reproductive rights”. Of course, it’s really just a way to make the media even more pro-abortion.

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Australian judge says incest should be legalized because “defective” offspring can be aborted

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Garry Nielson.

An Australian judge is in hot water after suggesting that incest should be destigmatized. The not-so-honorable Garry Nielson compared incestuous relationships to–surprise, surprise!–gay marriage, and said the only real consequence was genetic abnormalities in offspring. Which isn’t really a problem anymore, because it can be easily solved with…drumroll, please… abortion!

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Democrat stars get Hobby Lobby ruling completely wrong

If it wasn’t so serious, it would be hilarious. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi have both made entirely incorrect statements about the Hobby Lobby decision.

And their statements weren’t just a matter of opinion. They got the facts wrong – blatantly, obviously wrong. So wrong, in fact, that you wonder if they even read the decision at all.

(The only good thing coming out of their statements is that I’m now inspired to offer Reid and Pelosi a trade.)

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A grisly independence week in America

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Nicole Kelly with Kiam Felix Jr.

Twenty-two year old Nicole Kelly was charged with second degree murder this week after admitting to police that she had killed her 11-month-old son, Kiam Felix Jr. “I didn’t want the child,” she explained. “I was taking care of my son by myself for 11 months and getting overwhelmed. On July 6th I snapped. I decided I was done being his only caretaker. I tucked his entire body underneath the sheet to make sure he couldn’t breathe.” According to prosecutors, she then “callously” took a thirty minute shower while he died.

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George Tiller’s successor says abortion law should not be decided by the public

Murdered in 2009 by anti-abortion fanatic Scott Roeder, Kansas late-term abortionist George Tiller has since been immortalized by pro-aborts as a rhetorical cudgel to slander peaceful pro-life Americans as condoning and enabling violence (a standard they would naturally take great umbrage at if pro-lifers blamed their entire movement for violence committed by individuals on their side).

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There is more to fixing poverty than free birth control

With regards to preventing abortions in Detroit, as well as undoubtedly elsewhere, there has been much discussion as to if birth control, free birth control at that, is the answer. Even among the pro-life community there is debate on its use.

While one could make the case that contraception does prevent unintended pregnancies, this statement does not speak to the morality of such methods to prevent pregnancy. And this is if methods are used 100% correctly. Humans use birth control though, and thus methods are susceptible to human error. The Guttmacher Institute, an organization which is in support of abortion, reports that 51% of women who were obtaining an abortion were already using birth control. You don’t see abortion advocates pointing to such a report all that much, though.

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Ginsburg’s atrocious Hobby Lobby analysis draws a deluded crowd

The Supreme Court’s vindication of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood’s basic religious liberties may have thrown pro-abortion zealots into angry, thoughtless, and comically inept despair, but at least they found one bright spot to cling to most bitterly: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion.

And not just because she has the decency to not practice law while male. At Mother Jones, Dana Liebelson highlights what are supposedly the most brilliant examples of the Clinton-appointed jurist sticking it to her colleagues. Odds are you’ll see a few of these approvingly quoted in your Facebook and Twitter feeds, so hopefully this will help dispel some constitutional malpractice.  Continue reading

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Carly Fiorina: “The war on women is shameless, baseless propaganda”

Since the Hobby Lobby ruling, the pro-abortion lobby has been busily making sure women know that they’re under attack. Why? Because evidently, women are too weak to survive unless their employer pays for every form of contraception currently available — anything else, and it’s another battle in the mythical “war on women.”

Carly Fiorina was recently on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, and she didn’t mince her words at all when she gave her opinion of the “war on women” and the feminist response to the Hobby Lobby ruling.

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University of Chicago publishes abortion guide, warns against pregnancy centers

Universities are thought to be places where a free range of ideas are encouraged, where all sides of an issue can be examined; however, the top-ranked University of Chicago has taken only one side of the abortion issue and magnified it in an abortion guide. The university isn’t really hiding this fact since the link can be found at “abguide.” not even masking what it’s there for, is a multi-page resources on how to obtain and finance abortion. Continue reading

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Fact: Hobby Lobby does offer coverage for contraception

Shortly after Hobby Lobby’s win at the U.S. Supreme Court, pro-abortion proponents took to social media, calling the high court’s decision a war against women. Opponents argued that the court ruling gives employers the ability to deny employees coverage of birth control and related health care benefits, and some even suggested explicit types of protests against Hobby Lobby stores. 

But as arguments against the Hobby Lobby case are shrouded in women’s rights and birth control, few realize that the arts and crafts store, owned by Evangelical Christians, does in fact provide contraception coverage.

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Planned Parenthood’s reaction to birth control decision

This week the Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious freedom giving closely held businesses the freedom from the requirement that they purchase birth control and abortifacients for employees in their insurance plans.

And Planned Parenthood is not happy.

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Cyndi Lauper propaganda: “Girls just want to have birth control”

Being a rock star in real life doesn’t mean it translates to journalism. Former pop sensation Cyndi Lauper lambasted the Supreme Court with twisted facts and ineffective rhetoric, amounting her entire argument to a big emotional tantrum like the lead in her song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” who complains her parents just don’t understand her.

Her piece of propaganda for Planned Parenthood was really a lament published in The Daily Beast is filled with pathos which is unsustained by facts, as well as poor writing.  Entitled, “Girls Just Want to Have Birth Control,” Lauper writes:

“On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that I can’t keep quiet on. I’ve always believed that women should have the autonomy to make our own choices and blaze our own trails…. With one ruling handed down this week, five men in black robes decided that we should return to policies of the 1950s and ask our bosses’ permission to receive basic preventive health care. These are five men who have never had to worry about how they’d pay for birth control, deal with an unplanned pregnancy, or face going to work with crippling migraines and premenstrual pain.”

First, her hyperbole is just that. Acting as if she knows more than those appointed to the highest court in the land, simply because they’re men, is arrogant at best. Those men never indicated we should “return to the policies of the 50s,” nor does she cite what those policies are to which we have now returned.

Her comments that these men never had to deal with paying for birth control or unplanned pregnancies is sexist, implying no man endures anything when a woman is pregnant or takes any part in a woman’s life that way, which is untrue. While she’s correct they don’t experience physical symptoms, her comments are emotional exaggeration unfounded in facts about the case.

“Women throughout America know that birth control is an important factor in allowing us to contribute to the workforce, determine our own destiny, and guarantee our economic independence.”

A comment like this might be true—if it were true. See, no one anywhere in any way has denied a woman birth control. No laws have been changed. Instead, a new law made by mandating people do things they never had to do before the Affordable Care Act, such as providing absolutely free medical care, was found to be partly unconstitutional because it removed choice from some people.

Lauper’s lament continues:

“Because of birth control, a woman can stay in school and earn her degree. Because of birth control, a hard-working woman can go out on a limb and live her dreams of being a musician, or she can plan her family in a way that allows her to have the career she wants while also providing a loving and safe home for her children.”

Again, these comments are misleading. Birth control isn’t that powerful that it can control a woman’s life and destiny that way. A pill isn’t the reason a woman can stay in school, pursue a dream, and live her life. Women have a choice. They have a choice to have sex; they have a choice to have any birth control they want; if they do have sex they even have a choice to take abortifacients, as long as they are legal, which, sadly, they are. No one has removed a single right or choice. It’s a sad commentary on us all if we think that the sheer existence of a pill is what provides opportunities.

Lauper says, “what matters is that women are allowed to make these choices for ourselves.” One must ask in response: What choice have you not been allowed to make? Since when do I get to ask someone to pay for my choice?

She concludes her (lack of) argument:

“Yet here we are in 2014, still arguing over our right to have access to this important preventive care.”

We’re not arguing over access. We’re arguing over making someone else pay for another person’s access. Planned Parenthood, who has made the loudest noise about the decision, says often it helps women who can’t afford these services to obtain them. The actual issue here is that now Planned Parenthood may have to help Hobby Lobby employees who want this birth control—you know, because they have a choice to have it.

What the real issue boils down to is that now Planned Parenthood may have to use some of its $540.6 million in government money to help these women get their abortifacients instead of having the government give them even more money as providers through the insurance mandate. This isn’t about choice; it’s about money.

Finally, Lauper plugs Planned Parenthood, serving as a celebrity advertisement for the abortion giant, as if Planned Parenthood somehow functions as the Rosa Parks of the women’s rights movement. She says:

“I’m standing with women across the country to fight back against discrimination, and I urge you to join me. Planned Parenthood, of whom I am a staunch supporter and a firm believer, has created an opportunity for men and women across the country to join Justice Ginsburg’s dissent. I’ve signed my name, and I strongly encourage you to join me…. Now is the time to let our collective voices be heard.  Women are watching, and we will take action to ensure this backwards decision doesn’t become the status quo.”

So much is wrong with her conclusion. The first is that The Daily Beast let her write it as a Planned Parenthood promotion, even including the “women are watching” line Planned Parenthood has coined. But this idea Planned Parenthood has been fostering, that somehow it can be part of a Supreme Court Justice’s dissent and insert itself into the legal matters of the nation is arrogant also. We don’t get to dissent to the Court, though because of decisions like these, we do get to voice our opinions.

Free speech goes alongside freedom of religion. In fact, the court has shown the real discrimination occurred by an administration who mandates people violate their own conscience. The whole #jointhedissent movement from Planned Parenthood is actually a disrespectful diatribe against the United States justice system.

If you aren’t a thinker and you read the rhetoric propagated by Planned Parenthood, the emotional language may cause you to question all of our justice system. But think about it. Has choice been taken from any of us? Does forcing someone to pay for what I want sound like freedom of choice? In fact, it is not. Choice must go both ways or it’s control. Lauper and Panned Parenthood want certain people controlled so they have their wants met.

If you think you need these pills and work for these corporations who won’t pay for them, Lauper is wrong; your access isn’t denied. In fact, you should immediately make an appointment at Planned Parenthood who will provide you with free abortifacients. They can take it from their $540.6 million of government money. After all, they care for women’s health, don’t they?

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Abortionist: my career is “emotionally satisfying”

Dr. William Harrison was a Los Angeles abortionist who performed many thousands of abortions in his career. The New York Times paid him tribute in an obituary after his death in 2010 at the age of 75.  The New York Times called him “a defender of abortion rights” and painted him as an unselfish and committed champion of women.

In 2006, Dr. Harrison appeared on Nightline, interviewed by reporter Martin Bashir.  Bashir asked him a series of questions which the abortionist answered on the air.

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Pro-choice woman talks about her “brutal” abortion experience

On July 2, the New York Times ran an article by a young woman who had an abortion.   Lisa Selin Davis, a self-proclaimed feminist, describes an abortion she had in the mid-90s. A gung ho pro-choicer, she did not expect her abortion to be difficult or upsetting.

Pregnant from a relationship with a married man, Davis had no qualms about getting an abortion:

This [the abortion decision] didn’t seem as big a problem to me as it might have for other young women. This was the mid-1990s. Reared on protest marches, I had a NOW poster affixed to my bedroom wall. I was an unwavering believer in the fierce rhetoric of pro-choice. And now: a poster child.

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Certificate of death: Planned Parenthood’s celebration of abortion increases

“Congratulations! You win the award for most abortions!”

As ridiculous as the idea sounds, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains” has shown its usual tact as it awarded its Aurora, CO office the honor of a special certificate for “Exceeding Abortion Visits First Half of FY12 Compared to First Half FY13″

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Obvious Child disappoints at the box office

The way abortion advocates tell it, women have been clamoring for a movie featuring abortion – and not just abortion, but a “positive” abortion story. Forever bemoaning the lack of abortions in romantic books and movies, and even shoehorning abortion into a wedding announcement, pro-abortion activists were screeching with joy over the pro-abortion film Obvious Child.

It’s a romantic comedy about a woman who gets dumped, has a one-night stand, and then has an abortion. Along the way, she makes a lot of jokes about farts and sex. Sounds hilarious and charming, right? But despite the fact that the abortion crowd was crowing over the awesomeness of Obvious Child, moviegoers apparently didn’t agree.

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