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Disturbing: Obama speaks of “future generations” in State of the Union while supporting their genocide

On Tuesday night, in his State of the Union address, President Obama said (emphasis mine):

I want future generations to know that we are a people who see our differences as a great gift, that we are a people who value the dignity and worth of every citizen – man and woman, young and old, black and white, Latino and Asian, immigrant and Native American, gay and straight, Americans with mental illness or physical disability. [Emphasis mine.]

Speaking of children and life, he also said:

I want our actions to tell every child, in every neighborhood: your life matters, and we are as committed to improving your life chances as we are for our own kids. [Emphasis mine.]

As Steven Crowder explained, the president’s message of “your life matters” clearly applies only to children who are already born. Not to “every child.”

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Obama promises to veto 20-week abortion ban

The abortion lobby has been very nervous about the possibility of a nationwide 20-week abortion ban. The bill is scheduled for a vote in the House on Thursday, where it is expected to pass, and if it does, it will move to the Senate.

Republicans hold a majority in both houses, so there is a good chance that the bill will get sent to President Obama. The White House, however, has announced that Obama will veto the bill.

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U.S. House of Representatives to vote on 20-week abortion ban same day as March for Life

January 22 is a monumental day for pro-lifers, but this year, it’s not just because of the March for Life to mourn the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. GOP leadership has scheduled a House vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act that same day. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). The bill has passed the House before, in 2013, with a vote of 228-196.

In analyzing the bill, particularly with regards to the Republican Party, Politico writes that “GOP hopes it has cracked the abortion code,” noting that many in the party leadership are behind the bill. The vote was even planned for this day:

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Ironic: Planned Parenthood is outraged over “politically motivated attacks” on abortion

In Congress, a bill has been introduced by 80 representatives to defund Planned Parenthood. Representative Diane Black – a pro-life woman – is the leader and head sponsor. She explains why this bill is necessary:

This legislation would simply clarify the original intent and spirit of the law to ensure that Title X federal funded grants will no longer be awarded to “health care” providers that fail to protect life by providing abortions.

Simply put, the original intent of the law Representative Black is referring to is this: if you want federal money – the taxpayer’s money – you can’t participate in killing innocent children. And indeed, that’s exactly the standard government should have. Money should not be freely – and copiously, in the example of Planned Parenthood – handed out to those who profit from the intentional, cruel murder of children who cannot defend themselves.

And yet, what does Planned Parenthood cry? “Politically motivated attacks!” “Anti-women’s health bill!”

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NARAL very unhappy as Republicans propose national late-term abortion ban

It’s only a few days into the new year, and already NARAL is on defense. One of the first actions the newly elected Congress has taken is to introduce a bill that protects life at 20 weeks of pregnancy — and NARAL is fighting mad.

E-mails sent to NARAL supporters described the bill as “McConnell’s first attack,” claiming that voters don’t support the idea of a 20-week abortion ban. Ilyse Hogue also sent out a petition asking supporters to send a message to Mitch McConnell asking him to stop his “attack” on abortion.

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Mario Cuomo: The Catholic “liberal icon” who supported abortion rights

“I’m personally against abortion, but I don’t believe I should tell other people what to do.”

Lines like this are common, but perhaps not as infamous as the utterances of Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York (1983 -1995). Cuomo (82) died on New Year’s Day, and he left behind memories of a battle with the Catholic church on the issue of abortion.

Recently, George J. Marlin in Human Life Review recounted the very public battle between Cuomo, a professed Catholic, and Cardinal John J. O’Connor, who took a public stand against Cuomo’s differentiation between the private and public views on abortion. Marlin, in his September article, said:

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Pro-abortion activists brace themselves for 2015

Abortion supporters in the media like Mother Jones are telling pro-abortion folks to brace themselves for 2015 – and with good reason. In 2014, 73 abortion clinics closed their doors. New abortion laws enacted over the last few years, including ultrasound laws, hospital admitting privileges, and limits on how late into pregnancy abortions can occur, have shuttered clinics and saved countless lives. In addition, Republicans won 11 legislative chambers held by Democrats in 2014 – and that has abortion advocates scared of what’s to come in 2015.

Mother Jones is predicting that the abortion battle will “get a lot uglier,” in its list of pro-life bills that have been filed in nine states. These include banning physicians from performing “Skype” abortions, also known as “telemedicine,” in which the abortionist and the woman meet via webcam. In addition, there’s the hope of a 20-week abortion ban in Wisconsin, mandatory parental consent for abortions in Missouri, and a sex-selective abortion ban in Texas.

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35,000 call for an end to the taxpayer funding of abortion

Over 35,000 people have signed a petition calling for an end to the taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion chain. Signers of Live Action’s petition to defund Planned Parenthood are outraged not only that their hard-earned dollars are financing the killing of millions of preborn children in the womb each year, but also that taxpayers are forced to fund a corporation riddled with deception, criminal offenses, and abuse.

While Planned Parenthood projects itself as a proponent of women’s health, undercover investigations by Live Action reveal abuses against women and children ubiquitous within the abortion corporation. The organization’s grievous handling of the hard-earned dollars of Americans proves that the abortion giant is undeserving of taxpayer monies.

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Unborn children of Peace Corps members in jeopardy thanks to new abortion funding

Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby have long rallied for U.S. Peace Corps members to have abortion coverage footed by federal tax funding. According to The Hill,  efforts by Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) have granted their wish through the Appropriations bill:

Though it was best known for preventing a government shutdown, the Appropriations bill also contained provisions that will ensure for the first time that Peace Corps volunteers have access to abortion in cases of rape, incest, or to protect the life of the woman.

Planned Parenthood has also lavished Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) with kudos for his role in rescinding protections from the pre-born children of Peace Corps members.

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Too often, women are pressured to abort. Here’s one way to help them fight back.

It’s been almost twenty years since O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder. In what was called “the trial of the century,” a jury found Simpson not guilty of killing ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. While the football star avoided going to prison, he was later ordered to pay over thirty million dollars in compensation to the victims’ families.

This wasn’t the first time that Simpson had faced allegations. In 1989, he pleaded no contest to domestic violence charges after police were called to his home. Other 911 calls were made too, some of which got played at Simpson’s murder trial. In her diary, Nicole wrote of being beaten. She also wrote that upon becoming pregnant, O.J. called her a “fat pig” and demanded she get an abortion.

Accusations would follow Simpson in the years to come; so did stories about abortion. Girlfriend Christie Prody claimed to have had two abortions while dating him and later said that she feared for her life during their relationship. According to Prody, the control wasn’t just physical; it involved financial pressure, too.

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Cecile Richards: We want to make pro-life candidates ‘completely unacceptable’

Antagonism towards pro-lifers from the abortion lobby is nothing new. Andrew Cuomo notoriously said that pro-lifers are not welcome in the state of New York, for example. And Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards showed the utter contempt she has for pro-lifers in a new interview with pro-abortion sympathizer Jill Filipovic for Cosmopolitan magazine, in which she says that she wants to make pro-life candidates “completely unacceptable”. Newsbuster’s reports:

For a Dec. 8 piece, Cosmopolitan’s senior political writer Jill Filipovic interviewed Cecile Richards, president of taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood, on “where the pro-choice movement is headed next year.” Richards admitted her organization wants to “make it completely unacceptable” for “someone who opposes women’s rights” to run for office.

At Filipovic’s prompting, Richards gushed, “[I]t was pretty amazing to me that in all the competitive races across the country [in 2014], I didn’t see any candidate, Republican or Democrat, proudly running as an opponent of legal abortion or birth control or even Planned Parenthood.”

She continued:

We clearly want to move the needle away from the idea that these issues are partisan, because I don’t believe they are, and we want to make it completely unacceptable to run for office as someone who opposes women’s rights or wants to take us backward.

… Also for 2015, Richards highlighted a new rationale for killing babies: the economy. “We can’t be having a conversation about economic security for women and families without talking about women’s access to reproductive health care,” she said.

“Women may not get up every morning thinking about what constitutional rights they have,” she argued, “but they certainly do get up thinking about their health and the health of their families, and that includes reproductive health care.” Yes, nothing says healthy families like infanticide.

Half of all Americans identify as pro-life, but Richards wants to essentially leave those people without a voice, and without someone to represent them in Congress.

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Forced into Obamacare, pro-life family refuses to pay hidden abortion surcharge

A Connecticut family that was forcibly transitioned from private insurance coverage to Obamacare has won a legal battle that preserves their right not to pay hidden abortion surcharges that formerly existed in 100% of the insurance exchanges in Connecticut. Abbie and Barth Bracy and their children will now be able to pay for their insurance program and not for other people’s abortions in the process. Barth also happens to be the executive director of Rhode Island State Right to Life Committee.

Working in conjunction with pro-life attorneys from Alliance Defending Freedom, the Bracys were able to remain true to their pro-life convictions, as they will not be forced to pay the abortion surcharge. Now, in fact, plans without the secret fee will be made available to residents of Connecticut. As a result of this decision on the state’s part, ADF voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit, according to LifeNews.

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