Planned Parenthood recently celebrated their 100th anniversary with their National Conference Gala in Washington, DC. The party opened with a performance from embattled pop star Kesha, who sang John Lennon’s “Imagine”. Valerie Jarrett was present, and comedian Carmen Esposito was the host. The party ended with dancing to a performance by singer/songwriter Shamir. It was apparently a huge party.
Celinda Lake, president of Lake Research Partners, recently had a column published for The Hill in which she claimed that “reproductive health is an economic issue.” Lake begins her column by noting that children are expensive, and that people seem to forget to use that term to describe what having a child is like.
“To say nothing of the emotional investment, it is no small choice and so it is not surprising that people take the decision about when to start a family seriously and often put great thought and planning into parenthood,” Lake says.
First off, yes, children can be expensive, but why is it that this admission somehow always leads to abortion advocates pushing to kill children in the womb? “Expensive” may also be a rarely-used term because taking care of others, especially one’s own offspring, is not just considered a challenge but a joy — and a fact of life.
The abortion lobby had a lot riding on the prosecution of Center for Medical Progress leader David Daleiden. “Planned Parenthood’s accusers are the ones who really broke the law!” sounds like a slam-dunk for persuading the uninformed that Planned Parenthood was innocent of illegally profiting off dead babies’ organs, that abortion providers are actually the victims here, and that pro-lifers are not to be trusted.
Unfortunately for them, a judge’s dismissal this week of the charge that Daleiden sought to purchase human organs has thrown their narrative off-kilter, so now it’s spin time. At the Texas Observer, Alexa Garcia-Ditta writes what is ostensibly a hard news report on the development, but has so many misleading statements and crucial omissions that it reads more like a Planned Parenthood press release.
Every now and then, abortion friendly publications reveal what’s happening behind the scenes of abortion behemoths like Planned Parenthood – and sometimes, hidden within these pieces, we see admissions that Planned Parenthood’s supporters feel they’re fighting an uphill battle in garnering support.
It’s the real time film that keeps you in a lifetime of suspense. Alison’s Choice has taken the nation by storm, albeit a small one since its been carried almost exclusively by a grassroots movement. This month, the film Alison’s Choice, is being screened all over the nation, even without a budget or billboard. This Saturday, June 11, an exclusive Florida screening has even pushed the boundaries of the initial screening expectations.
It’s no wonder the film is gaining traction even after it has been available for a short while. It is a masterful work that takes a divisive topic and unifies it under a bond of love.
It isn’t every day the mainstream media and the pro-life movement are running on the same track together against Planned Parenthood. Now, however, a bill in the California State Assembly has united the two in an effort to derail a bill designed to wreck free speech in the state.
Assembly Bill 1671, the bill that would make it a crime to record and publish conversations with health care providers, advanced this week through the House and is headed to the Senate, where it is also expected to pass, threatening free speech not only for pro-lifers, but for all journalists.
Samantha Bee has an unhealthy obsession with the pro-lifers. On her late-night program, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, she’s focused on attacking the pro-life movement no less than twice in May alone.
Earlier in May, she teamed up with Patton Oswalt ad pro-abortion figures to denounce crisis pregnancy centers. Her attacks were based on anecdotal evidence from biased sources, as is a more recent segment in which Bee attempts to mischaracterize all pro-lifers as on the right of the political spectrum, or as religious. And, of course, it’s all for laughs.
“Crisis pregnancy centers may look sweet and helpful, but they’re really full of toxic bulls**t,” claimed comedian Samantha Bee on a recent episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, which smacks of pro-abortion desperation.
The segment featured claims from guests who could hardly be considered impartial or objective: Vicki Saporta, president and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, and Cherisse Scott, CEO and founder of SisterReach, a Tennessee-based pro-abortion organization (though Scott’s association wasn’t mentioned in the clip).
Comedian Patton Oswalt also appears in the segment as a magician, claiming, “Tonight we look at both sides of the equation: the truth, and the illusion.” But can we really expect the truth about pregnancy centers to be told by those who have everything to gain from the sale of abortions? Short answer: no.
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A viral Facebook video by scientist Hashem Al-Ghaili shows the remarkable power of the mother-child bond in the womb. Posted on Mother’s Day, the video already had well over 30 million views within two days. “Mothers and Their Babies” is a striking look at the reality of life in the womb, and it includes research that flies in the face of every abortion argument that tries to discount the lives of preborn babies.
Christian artist, Nichole Nordeman, is out with a new music video that is already going viral, a mere three days after “Slow Down” was released. While the video has over 17,000 views on YouTube, its Facebook total has already hit 2.5 million.
The song celebrates the preciousness of children, calling them “everything I wanted” even in the unexpected and tearful moments.
For Thursday’s season premiere of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, comedian Amy Schumer, who has made pro-abortion jokes before, appeared in a sketch known as “Dr. Congress.” Actors posing as male congressmen have replaced her doctor to perform her pap smear as members of the House Committee on Women’s Health. They laugh off that they have “a better idea than any science-y nerdles” once Schumer asks if they have any medical training.
The Daily Beast is no stranger to posting pro-abortion articles. But recently, they used Donald Trump’s comments on punishing abortionists (and women) for abortions to peddle a completely misleading, fear mongering piece.
The pro-life movement has long believed that it is abortionists who should be punished for performing illegal abortions – not women.
But The Daily Beast’s Chavi Karkowsky capitalizes on fears of incarceration for both in a piece inaccurately titled, “The Hardest Abortion I’ve Ever Had to Perform.” As it turns out, the procedure she discusses wasn’t even an abortion – it was the delivery of a stillborn child following the premature rupture of amniotic fluid at 19 weeks. But you have to read the article to find that out…
Pro-abortion extremists abhor pro-life laws in general, but HB2 in Texas especially sent them into a frenzy. The bill did nothing more than make abortion safer in Texas — requiring hospital admitting privileges for abortionists and that abortion clinics meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers. It was to prevent abortionists like Kermit Gosnell from practicing, because sadly, there is no shortage of Gosnells out there.
Last week, Jeremy Irons was interviewed by The Guardian to promote his new movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in which he plays Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred. In the interview, he made some statements about abortion. While he said that he believes women should be allowed to choose abortion, he also pointed out that abortion harms women. Irons said that it can both physically and mentally attack a woman, which is very much true, if the myriad of women who suffer from post-abortion regret are any indication. But of course, Irons’ comments sent pro-abortion advocates into an apoplectic rage, furious that anyone who supports legalized abortion would publicly show anything less than fawning adoration for their sacred cow.