Category Archives: Analysis

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Pro-aborts’ accusations of pro-life hypocrisy aren’t even trying anymore

Screenshot 2014-09-21 at 10.38.00 PMLongtime readers know that pro-abortion publications like SlateRH Reality CheckThinkProgress, and Jezebel don’t exactly have the most stringent evidentiary standards for their attacks on pro-lifers. But for a community as large, influential, and self-righteous as the pro-choice movement, you’d think that at least a few of its websites would be intellectually honest.

So, in the interest of fairness, let’s see how some of the less prominent outlets fare. Here’s one: Medical Daily sounds like a pretty evenhanded name. What does Samantha Olson have to say…

People Against Abortion Hide Their Own Procedures And The Truth To Change Public Perception” 

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Nancy Pelosi vows to empower women… And then discriminates against a pregnant, disabled veteran.

As an online writer, I come across a fair number of memes. Some of them are cleverly arranged to convey a well thought out message. There’s also ones like this:

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The sign on the left conveys an obvious fact: it’s pretty hard to hold “pro-choice” beliefs (or hold anything at all) if somebody’s already killed you. The logic behind the sign on the right, however, is a little more hazy.

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Made it easier “to f–k women”: Why Jian Ghomeshi favored abortion rights.

Canadian talk radio star Jian Ghomeshi is known for his social activism. In college, Ghomeshi ran for student government on a feminist platform of “battling sexism and racism on campus.” What drew him to these causes? According to fellow student Chris Lawson, the motivation was simple: being a left-wing activist made it easier “to f–k women.” If the slew of allegations that surfaced over the past two months are anything to go by, Jian wasn’t always nice about pursuing that goal.

Thus far, eight women have come forward with claims of being groped, hit, choked, or subjected to degrading comments. Some of these individuals worked alongside Ghomeshi on The Q, a progressive radio program with listeners across Canada and the U.S. One staffer said that the host threatened to “hate f–k” her, while another has accused Gomeshi of grinding up against her at the office. Insp. Joanna Beaven-Desjardins of the Toronto Police Service has confirmed that a criminal investigation is underway.

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Abortion isn’t about a baby; it’s about me, asserts writer

Rebecca Traister attempts to come off as some authority on women, feminism, and the reality of abortion in her New Republic piece entitled “Let’s Just Say It: Women Matter More Than Fetuses Do.” She fails at this task.

She opens her piece by commenting on how she woke up one day in September and realized the implications of the fact that she was 24 weeks pregnant—it meant she had “lost one of the most important tools available to women: the ability to exert control over what’s going on inside my uterus.” Despite the fact that she is carrying a baby she and her husband planned, she comes off as pushy and dramatic. Not too long ago we would chide chauvinistic men who seemed to think they had a right to dictate what happened because they possessed male genitalia. Traister sounds like the female version of that personality, asserting she should have all the control, always, simply because she possesses lady parts.

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Video: Planned Parenthood’s 2014 endorsement failures

The American Life League released an amusing video this week chronicling the “Planned Parenthood rejects” of 2014. The bottom line is that this year, American voters rejected the Planned Parenthood agenda and sided with pro-life values.

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Is this any way for those against abortion to act towards good faith proposals?

Pro-life activist Jill Stanek’s new website recently went up at StanekReport.com!

One such eye-catching piece, titled “Anti-abortion group: Don’t call us pro-life… sides with pro-aborts against pro-life amendment” links to a piece from The Daily Helmsman, titled “Anti-abortion demonstrators surprise, debate student body.”

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Brittany Maynard has ended her life

Last month, the issue of assisted suicide and euthanasia was forced into front-page news when Brittany Maynard, a beautiful newlywed diagnosed with brain cancer, announced publicly that she planned to kill herself on November 1, and until then, was campaigning for the pro-suicide organization Compassion & Choices.

People around the world prayed for her and urged her not to end her life, and last week, it appeared that it might have made a difference — she stated that she wasn’t sure if it was the right time anymore, and that she might postpone the date of her suicide, saying that “now doesn’t seem like the right time to die”. Unfortunately, Maynard ultimately decided to stick to her plan, and People Magazine is reporting that she took her own life November 1, as planned.

Brittany Maynard, who became the public face of the controversial right-to-die movement over the last few weeks, ended her own life Saturday at her home in Portland, Oregon. She was 29.

“Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love. Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness, this terrible brain cancer that has taken so much from me … but would have taken so much more,” she wrote on Facebook. “The world is a beautiful place, travel has been my greatest teacher, my close friends and folks are the greatest givers. I even have a ring of support around my bed as I type … Goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!”

It is hard to square her statement that now doesn’t seem like the right time to die, only to a short time later still choose to end her life. It makes one wonder how much coercion she may have been receiving, or if she was pressured to stick to her “deadline.”

Whatever the situation, this is a tragedy — and yet the death of this young woman is being lauded as an act of courage. Very few people are willing to call this what it is (suicide), and her decision to give up and end her life is inexplicably being glorified. What does that outlook say to people fighting terminal cancer who don’t choose to give up and kill themselves? That they’re not brave or strong or dignified or inspirational? No, apparently in order to be those things, a person now needs to commit suicide. That’s how far we’ve fallen in this country. That a young woman facing unbelievably difficult circumstances felt she had no other option but to commit suicide makes it even more tragic, and it’s worrisome that Americans apparently want that to be how all Americans in Maynard’s situation feel. A woman has chosen to kill herself, and people are celebrating.

Brittany Maynard’s death is a terrible tragedy. May God have mercy on her soul.

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Planned Parenthood faces questions following series of scandals

Planned Parenthood is America’s largest abortion provider, ending over 300 thousand lives every year. Most abortions are done early on and involve vacuum aspiration (i.e., sucking a human being down a tube), but that stops being practical around the end of the first trimester. By then, a fetus has to be pulled apart piece-by-piece with a set of forceps. While this is a gruesome image, it becomes even more troubling when you consider the findings of Dr. Kawaljeet Anand at the University of Tennessee. His research suggests that an unborn child is capable of suffering pain after just 20 weeks.

Of course, you might not be troubled by these facts at all. Or, you might see them as regrettable but necessary in order to preserve “choice.” And indeed, Planned Parenthood has a long history of offering choice… to abusers.

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Analysis: Abortion and the issue of privacy

The U.S. Supreme Court decisions of Roe v. Wade and its companion case of Doe v. Bolton are known for not only legalizing abortion in all 50 states, but for doing so with terrifying scope and reach.

The basis for such a decision came from the so-called right to privacy found in the Fourteenth Amendment.  This interpretation of the Constitution has been sharply criticized, with claims made that perhaps the right to privacy was created out of the earlier Supreme Court case of Griswold v. Connecticut.

The application of one’s right to privacy expanded greatly to allow a mother to abort her own child, with Roe coming less than 10 years after the Griswold decision.

And so a Court decision with such a lasting impact as to prevent the births of more than 56 million Americans was justified by a right which isn’t even explicitly stated in the Constitution.

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Katha Pollitt: Glamourizing abortion won’t redeem your mother’s suffering.

This past weekend I attended the well-known Texas Book Festival in Austin, where I saw feminist writer Katha Pollitt speak about her recently published book “Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights.” This particular work, which has received considerable praise in the pro-choice community, aims to explain how and why abortion is not only a moral right, but also “a positive social good,” thus worthy of reverent respect.

Pollitt opened her speech by telling the audience why she is so preoccupied with abortion rights and its societal de-stigmatization. [Click here to view her whole talk.] She immediately informed the audience that long ago her mother had an illegal abortion. Her mother never did tell her about it, though. She never even told her husband. Not for as long as she lived. Granted, she did die young, at age 54, from years of alcohol abuse. Pollitt only found out about the clandestine abortion after her mother’s death, when her father uncovered FBI files that revealed the painful life-long secret she had kept from them both.

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Killing of disabled girl “wholly inappropriate” and “extremely troubling” says Autism group

The euthanasia of Nancy Fitzmaurice, a severely disabled child who was not dying has made international waves with disability advocates especially outraged. Nancy’s mother had requested that her daughter be killed and was granted approval by the British legal system. While the 12-year-old Nancy had significant disabilities, she was able to breathe on her own and did not require life support.

Following the starving of Nancy through the withholding of fluids, the Autism Self Advocacy Network has released a statement slamming this decision, calling it “troubling” and “concerning”.

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Planned Parenthood expands behemoth abortion business in NYC

America’s abortion giant is growing a new tentacle in the nation’s abortion capital. With a new abortion mill in Queens, Planned Parenthood adds its fifth killing center in NYC alone. The New York Times reports that Planned Parenthood of New York City is constructing a $9 million facility that will gain easy access to a solid percentage of the clientele who are currently traveling to other boroughs to patronize Planned Parenthood.

Democrat Queens Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer boldly acknowledged the borough’s agenda of offering abortion as the healthcare of poor women, telling the New York Times:

We know that we have a significant population in Queens that are uninsured or underinsured. And we need quality health care that is tailored to their needs.

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Alabama just got more dangerous for the unborn

The cities of Birmingham and Huntsville, AL became a bit more dangerous again as two closed abortion facilities reopened. The state is large on abortion coverage, as it now houses five licensed abortion clinics.  The state Department of Public Health, which licenses clinics, said Wednesday that both have received licenses and are operating again after complying with laws.

These re-openings are more than just businesses complying with laws; they are certain death for the unborn, allowing abortion access again in close proximity to most areas of the state.

Most notable of the openings is the  Birmingham Planned Parenthood reopened in its original location after being shut down suddenly last January, leaving Birmingham abortion-free for most of 2014.  The Associated Press reported:

“The Birmingham clinic closed in January after firing two employees for selling abortion medication to a person in the clinic parking lot. The clinic replaced its staff and made other changes, according to public records at the health department.”

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Will a Texas law bring another great abortion case to the Supreme Court?

The U.S. Supreme Court recently halted parts of the Texas pro-life omnibus bill, HB2. And while the decision from the Court may seem disappointing and discouraging, we need not be completely disheartened.

Both sides of the abortion issue believe that the highest court of the land will ultimately hear a case to do with the Texas state law. And experts in the pro-life movement are confident.

As was mentioned in Lauren Enriquez’s piece for Live Action News, Casey Mattox, of Alliance Defending Freedom, says that they “remain confident that the entirety of Texas’s law will ultimately be upheld.”

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Taxpayers forced to fund new abortion complex for Planned Parenthood in New York City

Last week, America’s abortion giant broke ground on a new abortion complex in New York City. Though The New York Times refers to the complex as a “$9 million health center,” Planned Parenthood’s complexes throughout the nation are really abortion assembly lines.

One woman in. Get her done. Another woman in. Get her done. All day long. Erect fences around the property, like a jail. Keep the women in. Have them come back. Make them “need” Planned Parenthood for everything.

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Planned Parenthood president celebrates her own abortion saying it “wasn’t a difficult decision”

In the name of ending the “stigma” about abortion, the president of Planned Parenthood says aborting her baby “wasn’t a difficult decision.” In a story written for Elle, Cecile Richards says abortion isn’t an issue that should be stigmatized, and sometimes it’s what’s “right” for people.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards lists abortion as #WhatWomenNeed for Valentines Day.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards lists abortion as #WhatWomenNeed for Valentines Day.

“I had an abortion. It was the right decision for me and my husband, and it wasn’t a difficult decision. Before becoming president of Planned Parenthood eight years ago, I hadn’t really talked about it beyond family and close friends. But I’m here to say, when politicians argue and shout about abortion, they’re talking about me—and millions of other women around the country.”

Richards joins the chorus of pro-abortion voices who are straying from calling abortion a difficult but needed choice to boldly praising the act of killing. But Richards says abortion should never have been an “issue” in the first place.

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One couple’s heartbreaking tale of miscarriage gives contrast to abortion

A pro-life woman whose unborn baby girl died in the womb shared her experience on her blog.   The loss of her daughter, whom she and her husband named Olivia Amy, led her to reflect on the lives abortion takes every year.

Lisa and Bill were expecting their fifth child, and the couple was eagerly awaiting the baby’s birth.

Just like with my other pregnancies, we spent time wondering if this child was a boy or a girl; deciding on names; dreaming what he or she would look like and so on. Reading over the fetal development pamphlets was amazing; we got to “watch” our baby change and grow daily.

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Wendy Davis goes negative with despicable ad on opponent’s disability

Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis seems to have realized that her pro-abortion platform has failed to capture the attention of Texans and she’s stooped to a new low in her desperation to win. She has spent much of her time rushing ridiculous attacks at her opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. Because Abbott has a squeaky clean record (unlike Davis), Wendy has stooped to attacking him for being disabled. Watch her new ad here:

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NARAL Pro-Choice America is worried about November. Abusive men should be scared too.

What does desperation look like? Well, if you’re NARAL Pro-Choice America, it looks like this:

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I kid you not.

Polls show that a number of pro-life candidates have a good shot at winning this November, and that includes aspiring North Carolina senator Thom Tillis. Tillis has been endorsed by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List in his race against the Democratic incumbent, Kay Hagan. In response, NARAL compared pro-lifers to sexual predators in a new ad featuring the image above. I suppose it’s not surprising that a pro-abortion group would take this approach. After all, most people feel comfortable talking about what they know. When it comes to helping sexual predators, NARAL’s friends at Planned Parenthood know plenty.

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Genetic counselors report sex-selection abortion qualms yet do nothing

Pro-choice feminists find themselves in a quandary when they are faced with sex–selection abortions, especially when, as is usually the case, they are performed because the baby is a girl.

Sadly, most feminists have chosen to overlook this obvious misogyny and support such abortions. They argue that a woman has the right to abort her child even if she is doing so solely to prevent another prenatal “woman” from being born. This seems like a blindingly obvious case of  discrimination against women, but pro-choicers tend to support these abortions based on “women’s rights.”

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