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Tragedy: 1 in 3 preborn babies in London become victims of abortion

The culture of death has invaded England, and London in particular. A tragic new study has found that over 30% of all pregnancies in London end in abortion — meaning 1 in 3 preborn babies are having their lives snuffed out in the womb.

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India’s prime minister brings social media awareness to sex-selective abortion

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon parents to celebrate the value of daughters by asking them to post family photographs on Twitter with the hashtag #SelfieWithDaughter. This campaign is a response to India’s traditional devaluing of women that results in half a million baby girls being aborted per year because of their sex.

The selfie challenge originated as a contest out of Bibipur village near Jind (Haryana), where their village sarpanch, Sunil Jagland, observed, “[u]sually we don’t see many pictures of daughters in people’s house[s] here. The objective of the contest is to increase importance of daughters in their homes.”

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China troubles ethicists with embryo destruction and frightening possibilities in genetic engineering

Genetic engineering has taken a new and disturbing twist in China, and Westerners fear it may come this way if not headed off beforehand. The New York Times reports on the efforts of China to become a biomedical engineering powerhouse—and spending billions of dollars to do so — potentially at the cost of destroying or altering human life.

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New Zealand school nurse took underage girl for a secret abortion that left her barren

Pro-abortion extremists would like nothing more than for parents to be kept out of the decision when teenage girls are considering abortion. They claim that abortion is vital “health care,” that parents shouldn’t have the right to make the choice for their daughters. It doesn’t make much sense when you consider that there is literally no other medical procedure that a minor child can undergo without parental consent — and it’s for good reason.

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New ‘family planning’ law in Myanmar will cause forced abortions

Tragic reports constantly coming out of China illustrate the great harm caused by government-enforced “family planning” laws. Many have suffered under China’s One Child Policy. Forced abortions and rampant abuse of women (and the husbands who attempt to defend their wives and children) have been reported again and again.

And still, little changes.

Now, one of China’s neighbors – Myanmar – has passed its own dangerous “family planning” law. On May 19, Myanmar President Thein Sein signed a law allowing the government to enforce “‘birth spacing,’ mandating women to wait 36 months between one child birth and the next.”

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Hungarian court condemns black market sales of aborted fetal parts for cosmetic use

Abortion in itself is tragic enough, but the penchant for people to use dead babies for such ventures as cosmetic development is an abhorrent practice, and one condemned strongly in an international court recently, aided by a friend-of-the-court brief from Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).

ADF reports that “The City Court of Budapest has found eight people guilty of illegally harvesting embryonic stem cells and tissue from aborted babies and using them for profit in cosmetic procedures.” This heinous crimes are a fruit of a system that legalizes death at varying stages of development, leading to opportunistic outcomes such as what happened in Hungary:

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Is China’s pledge to fight sex-selective abortion another empty promise?

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China’s official state news service, Xinhua, ran a story earlier this month about the Chinese government’s new pledge to crack down on sex-selective abortion.

The article laments problematic skewed gender ratios and blames the selective abortion of baby girls. It describes a campaign to “clampdown on illegal prenatal gender tests and sex-selective abortions.”

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Jewish pro-life organization has saved 35,000 children from abortion

efratYesterday I met a Jewish pro-life man who shared great news with me. He told me of an organization called EFRAT that has helped save 35,000 children from abortion in Israel.

EFRAT’s approach is simple: When women in Israel register for abortions, they’re asked why they want to end the life of the child. If they say financial reasons, they are given EFRAT’s number. After a volunteer talks with them and assesses their needs, they may receive services from the organization.

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Abortion group releases app that encourages self-induced abortions

Women on Waves, a group that advocated for abortions overseas, has developed an app to help mothers in countries where there are tough abortion restrictions obtain abortion pills.

Women on Waves was founded by Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, a Dutch physician whose mission to commit abortions on international waters in order to skirt restrictive abortion laws, received media coverage several years ago.  Gomperts is a former Greenpeace doctor who also founded Women on the Web, which advises visitors to procure abortifacients.

The Android app allows users to learn the abortion laws of various countries, as well as “the availability of abortion pills, how to get and use them, and what clinics or organizations are working on abortion issues” in a given country. The app’s description says users can “access safe abortion pills by doing the online consultation.”

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The Ryerson Student’s Union thinks sexual violence is a problem. Pro-lifers agree, and we’ve got some solutions.

Ryerson University is located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Well regarded for its business and engineering faculties, the university is also home to the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU).

Earlier this year, the RSU proclaimed that it “opposes…groups, meetings, or events that promote misogynist views towards woman (sic) and ideologies that promote gender inequity, challenges women’s right (sic) to bodily autonomy, or justifies (sic) sexual assault.”

Apparently it’s opposed to the rules of grammar, too.

What prompted this declaration? It was the RSU’s rationale for denying a pro-life group, Students for Life at Ryerson, official club status.

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Chilean teen who begged government to let her die changes her mind

The Daily Mail reported on the good news that Valentina Maureira, a 14-year-old girl in Chile with cystic fibrosis, has changed her mind about wanting to be euthanized. The young girl felt inspired to live  after meeting Maribel Oviedo, a 22-year-old from Argentina who also had the disease, but now lives a normal life after a lung transplant.

In Chile, physician assisted suicide is illegal. Maureira’s request to die went viral when she recorded a video, asking to meet with President Michelle Bachelet, who she hoped would grant her approval to “get a shot that will make [her] sleep forever.”

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Lila Rose to UN: One of the biggest killers of girls today is sex-selective abortion

Over 100 million girls are missing because of sex-selective abortion, and sadly, many pro-abortion activists oppose sex-selective abortion bans in the name of “women’s rights.” They either deny that it happens in developed countries, or claim that women have the right to do what they want with their own body, regardless of how offensive others might find their reasoning behind the abortion.

One of Live Action’s investigations exposed how gendercide is alive and well in the United States, with thousands of baby girls aborted just for being girls.

And last week, at a United Nations panel at the Commission on the Status of Women, Live Action founder and president Lila Rose gave a gripping presentation that ended with a standing ovation.

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