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5 amazing things preborn children can do inside the womb

Preborn children may not be at the same developmental stage as us, but there are many things that they can still do! They have beating hearts at only 21 days gestation, detectable brain waves at roughly 42 days, and can suck their thumbs and yawn. They even have taste buds and their own fingerprints!

The incredible things preborn children can do inside the womb may surprise us, however, they certainly showcase the humanity of preborn life.

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Vegan who is ‘really into preserving life on earth’ denies that a preborn child is a human being

Campus Outreach Director Jamie Beer had a disturbing conversation with a vegan in the newest video release from Created Equal. On the University of Florida campus, Beer encountered a self-professed vegan who said she was “really into preserving life on earth.” And while this vegan said she respects life, she refused to acknowledge the humanity of preborn children.

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The tyranny of a majority

On January 22, 1973, seven justices on the U.S. Supreme Court decided to allow abortions to occur on-demand across the country, forming a majority decision.

According to a Harris survey released in April 1973 – three months after the Roe v. Wade decision – the majority of Americans agreed with the Supreme Court’s decision: 52 percent were in favor of legalizing abortion. Prior to the landmark decision, the public’s opinion on the legalization of abortion often fluctuated, but immediately following the decision, solidified in favor of abortion. Louis Harris, the author of the report, described this shift: “The crystallizing of public opinion following a decision by the high court or an act of Congress is not an unusual development.”

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Kansas passes nation’s first abortion dismemberment ban

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed the nation’s first law banning D&E abortion procedures. These abortions are typically performed during the second trimester, and rip preborn babies apart limb by limb.

This is why, across the nation, similar proposed laws are being referred to as “dismemberment bans.” It may be blunt, but it is terribly accurate, and despite the claim by the Associated Press, there’s no “redefining” going on here. D&E abortions have always been performed by dismembering the preborn baby.

Kansas’ dismemberment ban calls it like it is.

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Death, lies, and relativism in the Purvi Patel feticide conviction

Proving that there are still states which take babies’ deaths more seriously than Colorado, on Monday, an Indiana judge sentenced Purvi Patel to 20 years in prison for attempting to kill her viable, 25 to 30-week-old son with abortion pills she got off the Internet, then wrapping him in a bag and abandoning him to die in a dumpster when he came out alive.

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Not medical theater, but reality: Why abortion reversal angers abortion backers

For people who claim to advocate for choice, informed consent is key. If abortion is to be legal, then logically there should be no objection to women being informed about all of their options, about the details of their baby’s development, and about the procedure they are about to undergo.

Women should never be lied to or pressured into having an abortion, yet it happens with alarming regularity. So it makes sense for laws to be passed ensuring women are given accurate information — otherwise, how can a woman truly obtain informed consent? The latest instance of this is a new bill introduced in Arizona, in which abortionists will be required to tell women that a chemical abortion could be reversible.

Naturally, this has the pro-abortion lobby furious.

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Why the abortion industry can’t regulate itself

The abortion movement is up in arms when abortion facilities close, even if the closure is for legitimate reasons. It’s common then for pro-life individuals and legislatures to be accused of playing politics. There is even an acronym for laws designed to regulate abortion. Abortion supporters often whine about TRAP laws, or Target Regulation of Abortion Providers.

The pro-life movement and the abortion movement cannot both be right: abortion is either a safe procedure, or it’s not. However, the regulatory laws that shuttered 73 facilities in 2014 show how unsafe abortion actually is.

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Pro-abortion children’s book calls aborted baby girl a ‘happy ghost’

Many people who find out that they had a sibling who was aborted are not happy about it. And why should they be? An entire childhood was stolen from them, a brother or sister taken away. What kind of memories might they have had? A lifetime of playing together, of stupid fights and giggling and bonding, is gone. It’s understandable that people would have mixed emotions about it, at the very least.

Of course, the pro-abortion lobby doesn’t care about the reality of abortion, or the trail of devastation it leaves in its wake. And case in point is a new pro-abortion book, written for children, in which a little boy discovers that he has an older sister who was aborted, and rather than being devastated by it, gleefully proclaims that his sister is a “happy ghost”.

“Sister Apple, Sister Pig” is a free e-book written by Mary Walling Blackburn, assistant professor of art at Southern Methodist University, and founder of the Anhoek School, an “experimental” all-women’s school.

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Debunking NARAL’s lies about crisis pregnancy centers: Part three

We’ve been dealing with a downpour of lies from NARAL this week, but the end is finally in sight.  Here it is, the third and final chapter in which we destroy the rest of their malicious attack on crisis pregnancy centers.

Sin #10: CPCs underhandedly try to get women to delay their decision until they’ve missed the legal window for abortion.

NARAL condemns anonymous CPC volunteers in New York and Maryland for “falsely” telling women they had a lot of time to think about abortion because it’s legal throughout all nine months, when in reality laws generally put the cutoff at viability or earlier. What NARAL doesn’t mention: under current controlling judicial precedent, late-term bans must still allow a health exception so broad as to be effectively meaningless. The CPCs’ (alleged) advice is correct.  Continue reading

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Disgust: TV station falsely reports that target of bomb throwing was Planned Parenthood, not pro-lifers

Just this morning, I wrote an article about a petrol bomb that was thrown into a group of pro-lifers praying outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Austin, Texas. According to a press release written by Central Texas Coalition for Life, the bomb was thrown and landed amongst the pro-lifers, with them as the intended target. One pro-lifer was able to stamp out the flames.  The pro-lifers gave the license plate number to police, and the woman has been apprehended.

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Debunking NARAL’s lies about crisis pregnancy centers: Part two

On Monday, we began dismantling a NARAL report jam-packed with vicious lies about crisis pregnancy centers and the work they do helping women choose paths other than abortion. The misinformation was simply too much for one post to contain, though, so today we’re back with for more.

Sin #5: “Greatly exaggerating the risks of abortion” to “frighten their clients into carrying a pregnancy to term.”

The next several pages document the prevalence of CPCs telling women that abortion is fraught with risks such as breast cancer, future infertility, and mental illness, but spend relatively little effort demonstrating that these warnings are false. Maybe that’s because they’re true.

Fatality: In 2012, Professor Priscilla Coleman of Bowling Green State University challenged the oft-cited claim that abortion is 14 times safer than childbirth, noting that the previous study claiming that suffered from severe underreporting of abortion data, wrongly classified deaths due to abortion as mere pregnancy deaths, and failed to consider abortions past the first trimester. Continue reading

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Harry Reid likes the term ‘pro-life.’ It’d be nice if he knew what it meant.

What does it mean to be “pro-life”? The label’s definition is open to debate. However, most people would agree it doesn’t include sabotaging a bill to protect human trafficking victims simply because the legislation won’t pay for more abortions. Harry Reid isn’t most people.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has long claimed to have pro-life convictions. In 2009, a spokesman declared that the senator was “strongly pro-life” and that “his voting record speaks for itself.” It’s certainly true that Senator Reid’s recent record has been speaking volumes; what it’s been saying is anything but pro-life.

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