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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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First proposed law comes as result of TN pro-life amendment passage

Even as abortion advocates in Tennessee try to find a loophole to invalidate the legitimately passed Amendment 1, lawmakers are wasting no time responding to the bill’s passage. First up is a an ultrasound bill, prefiled by Rep. Rick Womick, R-Rockvale. The Tennessean reports that the “main requirement of the bill calls for a woman to receive an ultrasound within 24 to 72 hours of when she plans to have the abortion.”

Womick noted that currently abortion facilities do ultrasounds anyway and that this bill would simply say, “look, let the mother see the picture and hear the heartbeat, that’s all this bill would do.”

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Meet the five new record-breaking pro-life women elected to Congress

For the first time in U.S. history, there will be 21 pro-life women in Congress. With the 2014 election of Joni Ernst (R-IA) in the Senate and Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Mia Love (R-UT), Barbara Comstock (R-VA), and Mimi Walters (R-CA) in the House, an additional five women will join their 16 colleagues in the hopeful passage of federal pro-life legislation.

Here’s a little biographical information on the five new pro-life women.

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Rossville, GA bans abortion clinics, wants to be a ‘peaceful city’

Teddy Harris is the mayor of Rossville, GA, and he wants to make his city as peaceful as possible for residents. To this end, the city has banned abortion clinics — seeking to avoid the violence of abortion and the contentious debates that surround it:

We want to be a peaceful city. We don’t want to have any protesters.

Notably, it was a single citizen’s question that prompted Mayor Harris to consider whether abortion mills were good for his town:

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Abortion lobby in deep denial over last week’s electoral thrashing

Poor pro-aborts. In Tuesday’s midterm elections, voters gave pro-life candidates a majority of U.S. Senate seats, House offices, and governor’s mansions, not to mention hundreds of state senate and house seats.

Abortionism’s Chosen One, Wendy Davis, lost by a staggering (but not surprising) twenty points. Not even the War on Women’s TM Paul Revere, Sandra Fluke, could avoid a 2-1 loss in California. Planned Parenthood Action Fund singled out Thom Tillis, Cory Gardner, Terri Lynn Land, Joni Ernst, Scott Brown, and Dan Sullivan as the “Extreme Six”—yet the only one they beat, Brown, agreed with them on abortion. Continue reading

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The impact of abortion on the midterm elections

The abortion lobby had a lot invested in these midterm elections. Wendy Davis, their pro-abortion superstar, was supposed to lead Battleground Texas in their march to turn Texas blue — and pro-abortion.

They gravely intoned that this was another battle in the pro-life “War on Women,” because evidently, women cannot be true women unless they have the ability to kill their unborn children whenever they feel like it. But it turns out that all of that War on Women talk may have backfired — post-election polling shows that while abortion did have a big impact on the elections, it was the opposite of what the abortion lobby was expecting.

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TN: Lawsuit seeks to throw out election resulting in pro-life victory

Once again, what the abortion industry could not achieve at the ballot box, they seek to achieve using the unelected judiciary. Planned Parenthood is smarting over the fact that the power of the pulpit and grassroots activism rose to the challenge, despite being outspent nearly 3-1, endorsements of all four major newspapers , and some Hollywood celebrities to pass a pro-life amendment on November 4th.

Following a clear defeat when Amendment 1 passed 53%-47% in Tennessee, Planned Parenthood board members and supporters filed a lawsuit  in federal court with to have the election results thrown out.   They basically wanted each vote hand counted, and thrown out if they voted yes on one and skipped voting in the Governor’s race. They further asked that if that is not possible, to have the election results voided and another election held.

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Pro-life amendment passes in Tennessee despite major funding disadvantage

Despite being outspent 3-1 ,  having  all four major city newspapers endorse the Planned Parenthood position, the pro-life amendment known as Amendment One  relied upon a strong grassroots effort in all 95 counties and  focused  on the power of the pulpit to win  53% to 47% in Tennessee.

Brian Harris, President of Tennessee Right to Life summed up the winning strategy that may be described as a classic David and Goliath battle.

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The nation’s youngest state legislator is pro-life, and she won’t back down

Tuesday night, a college freshman from West Virginia University became the country’s youngest legislator. 18-year-old Saira Blair, a Republican from the 59th Delegate District in her state, beat out her Democratic opponent — a trial attorney 26 years her senior — by a landslide.

Saira, who  garnered the endorsement of West Virginians for Life, boldly declares on her website, “I’m pro-life and proud of it.” After winning the election, Saira took to her official Facebook page, saying that it is precisely because she is young that she believes she can affect the change that West Virginia needs:

When I made the decision to run for public office, I did so because I firmly believe that my generation’s voice, fresh perspective and innovative ideas can help solve some of our state’s most challenging issues.

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Pro-life amendment passes in Tennessee

The pro-life majority has voted in Tennessee. While the nation focused on the Republican wins on Tuesday night nationwide, Tennessee pro-lifers saw their own win as pro-life Amendment 1 passed with 53 percent of the vote, paving the way for a future of more stringent pro-life laws in the state.

Amendment 1 was rooted in controversy, and even pro-abortion clergy partnered with Planned Parenthood to oppose it. Amendment 1 said:

“Shall Article I, of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated section:

“Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother.”

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Pro-life Greg Abbott wins Texas gubernatorial race

Greg Abbott, former Texas Attorney General, has won his election in Texas and will succeed fellow pro-lifer Rick Perry as Governor of the Lone Star State. Abbott, who ran against radical abortion supporter Wendy Davis in the race, has a decade-long history of defending life as a legislator, which bodes very well for the future of pre-born Texans and their mothers. texas flag

Of Abbott’s longstanding pro-life history, Texas Right to Life Director Elizabeth Graham stated:

In addition to defending Pro-Life laws passed by the Legislature, he has helped ensure that women have full access to health care services at agencies that are not sullied by affiliation with abortion. Not only does Attorney General Abbott’s record show his concern for pregnant women, but also his record of protecting all women from the predatory abortion industry is clear. He is the type of leader and statesman on whom we can depend.

With Abbott’s win, Wendy Davis and her infamous pink running shoes are likely to disappear from the spotlight. In addition to being strongly supportive of abortion, Abbott’s opponent also attacked the governor-elect on multiple occasions for being disabled — and neither strategy sat well with voters in the largely pro-life state.

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New Wendy Davis poll shows that women are not slaves to abortion

The abortion lobby glommed on to Wendy Davis as soon as she conducted her now-infamous 11-hour filibuster. Davis was doing everything she could to make sure that late-term abortion became legal, and abortion activists were thrilled. It seemed inevitable that she would run for higher office after that. Pro-abortion groups like Battleground Texas swore that Davis was just the person to turn Texas blue and make it a pro-abortion haven like New York or California. Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, has thrown her weight behind Davis as well, bussing in supporters and funneling money into the Davis campaign.

Unfortunately for Cecile Richards & Co., Davis’ campaign has been a complete and total failure. The latest setback is especially devastating — while Davis has consistently been trailing pro-life candidate Greg Abbott in the polls, she’s now down by double digits… among women. Abbott leads Davis 49/37 with women voters, which is devastating for the abortion lobby.

This isn’t entirely surprising when you consider the terrible campaign Wendy Davis has run. She slammed Greg Abbott on rape, but completely ignores the many times that Planned Parenthood has aided and abetted the rape of minor children — and accepts their money to boot. Most recently, she released a despicable ad attacking Greg Abbott’s disability.

It was her standing in pink sneakers with a catheter inserted, talking about abortion for 11 hours that made her famous. That is what catapulted her onto the national stage. Yet so few people wanted to celebrate the anniversary of her iconic filibuster that she had to give tickets away.

There’s a reason that the Wendy Davis campaign went silent on abortion. Her filibuster endeared her to the pro-abortion extremists, but to regular people? Not so much. Polls shows that most women supported the bill that Davis fought so hard against.

Davis got so angry about women not agreeing with her on abortion that she called them as “too dumb to understand.” She received significant support from pro abortion groups like NARAL, Emily’s List, Planned Parenthood, and people outside of Texas. Her campaign should serve as a lesson to the rabid abortion activists who shriek about pro-lifers being “anti-woman”: women are not single-issue voters, and they are not slaves to abortion.

A Gallup poll shows that Americans are evenly split on abortion, with 50% of women identifying as “pro-choice” versus 41% identifying as “pro-life”. Yes, a small majority does approve of abortion. But a large number of American women also identify as pro-life. It is offensive to treat women as a solitary voting block that walks in lockstep on such a contentious issue. The fact that so few women support Wendy Davis, the abortion extremist superstar, says it all.

Not all women support abortion, nor do all women agree with unlimited, taxpayer-funded abortion available through all nine months of pregnancy. It’s time for the abortion lobby to stop exploiting us and pretending they speak on our behalf.

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Behold the anti-Akin: NJ’s Jeff Bell turns the tables on Cory Booker over hard-case abortions

This election season has seen no shortage of ostensibly pro-life politicians who thought shameless pandering might get their pro-abortion tormentors off their backs. Still haunted by the specter of Todd Akin, these would-be leaders apparently cannot imagine a path to political success that doesn’t include copious amounts of groveling.

Fortunately, there are still some Republicans who don’t scare easily—and actually have the competence to stand firm without shooting themselves in the foot. During last week’s New Jersey Senate debate (transcript only, no video currently available), Democrat incumbent Cory Booker asked Republican challenger Jeff Bell: Continue reading

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Vote pro-life: It’s your duty and your privilege

Election Day is quickly closing in on us. There’s now just over a week before Americans will find out the results of many hotly contested races around the nation.

For pro-lifers, a number of these races are more than just hotly-contested: they’re a literal matter of life and death.

As pro-lifers, as Americans, and as concerned citizens, it’s both our duty and our privilege to vote pro-life in this election and in every election.

It’s simply not okay to stay home or to fail to register to vote.

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Catholic Vote ad tells Udall that women are more than just our bodies

In a new election ad, Catholic Vote features a woman – Rachel – who says it’s “dishonest and condescending” for politicians to act like there’s a War on Women in America while basically ignoring the real war on women elsewhere around the globe.

Women in other nations are  being forced to convert to Islam, forced to marry, and forced to work as slaves. Rachel doesn’t mention it, but women in China are also being forcibly sterilized after their nearly full-term babies are aborted. Women are being gang raped, murdered because they’re women, aborted because they’re girls, kidnapped and forced to become sex workers. And there’s still more.

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Predators & Prey: Why Planned Parenthood is hunting in Alaska

Alaska draws hunters from around the world. In fact, Planned Parenthood is hunting there right now; their target is GOP senate candidate Dan Sullivan. Sullivan is trying to unseat the Democratic incumbent, Mark Begich, and that’s put him in Planned Parenthood’s crosshairs.

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund has launched attack ads against Sullivan, including one that says, “Dan Sullivan would let the government control what you do with your body.” I can see why the folks at Planned Parenthood would run an ad about trying to control women. After all, they’ve been helping abusive men do that for years.

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SCOTUS halts Texas pro-life law at the request of abortion industry

The highest court of the land has forced the state of Texas to allow the predatory abortion industry to begin functioning under shoddy standards once again. A crucial provision of HB2, the landmark pro-life bill which passed the Texas Legislature last summer, requires that abortion mills meet ambulatory surgical center (ASC) standards before committing abortions.

These standards ensure a basic level of safety for mothers, one that is guaranteed to all Texas women who have to undergo similar surgical procedures that do not involve abortion. But the Supreme Court of the United States has blocked these provisions while the case is being litigated.

“Texans have the freedom to prioritize women’s health and safety over the bottom line of abortionists, and this good law affirms that,” said Casey Mattox of Alliance Defending Freedom.

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Planned Parenthood is targeting Black America. Sen. Mary Landrieu is helping them do it.

Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu is waging a tough fight in Louisiana’s senate race. That fight got tougher this month as Landrieu faced new criticism from State Sen. Elbert Guillory.

Guillroy, the first African-American to sit in the State Senate as a Republican in over a century, appeared in an ad that accused Landrieu of ignoring black voters. Guillroy alleged that Sen. Landrieu’s lack of concern for education and economic development has disproportionately harmed Louisiana’s African-American community, particularly its children. I can think of something else that Mary Landrieu has done to harm black children: throughout her career, she’s supported Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider.

For years, abortion and racism have gone hand-in-hand. Disgraced President Richard Nixon favored aborting mixed race children, stating that an abortion was needed “when you have a black and a white.” Nixon also pointed to abortion as a means “to control the negro bastards.” That may have been why federal funding of Planned Parenthood began under his administration, a move that the group’s CEO praised Nixon for in 2012.

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