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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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Where does Sen. Mark Udall draw the line on gendercide and late-term abortion? He doesn’t.

The thought of a baby’s arms and legs being pulled off isn’t too pleasant. Neither is aborting a little girl simply because she’s female. That’s probably why most pro-abortion politicians tread carefully around these issues. Not Senator Mark Udall: the Colorado Democrat recently made clear that when it comes to late term abortion and gendercide, he’s not too concerned.

By the end of the first trimester, a fetus is too big to be killed via vacuum aspiration. Instead, he or she has to be dismembered with a set of forceps in a procedure known as dilation and evacuation (D&E). That gets even more disturbing when you see the research conducted by Dr. Kawaljeet Anand at the University of Tennessee. His work suggests that a fetus can feel pain at just 20 weeks of development.

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Scott Walker releases wimpiest “pro-life” ad of the year

Earlier this week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker released a new ad in response to an EMILY’s List campaign regurgitating the usual “War on Women” blather. But rather than fighting back with a clear, unapologetic defense of pro-life principles and policies, it tries to defuse the situation with mealy-mouthed equivocation:

Hi, I’m Scott Walker. I’m pro-life. But there’s no doubt in my mind the decision of whether or not to end a pregnancy is an agonizing one. That’s why I support legislation to increase safety and to provide more information for a woman considering her options. The bill leaves the final decision to a woman and her doctor. Now, reasonable people can disagree on this issue. Our priority is to protect the health and safety of all Wisconsin citizens.

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California churches take action against forced abortion coverage

Seven prominent California churches have filed a formal complaint against the state Department of Managed Health Care for imposing an egregious mandate that requires all employers, including religious institutions, to provide insurance coverage for elective abortions.

The complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services notes that the California agency’s requirement is not only an infringement against federal law, but a direct violation of fundamental American liberties protected under the Constitution.

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GOP candidate in the race of his life: “An IUD is an abortifacient”

One of the tight gubernatorial races of the year finds itself in Colorado, where Republican Bob Beauprez faces off against Democrat incumbent John Hickenlooper.

Beauprez recently made a factual and very bold statement about IUDs.

Beauprez: I have no problem with people using contraception. I have a big problem…with publicly funding contraceptions that are actually abortifacients. Because our citizens have said over and over again that they don’t want taxpayer funding of abortions. …

Hickenlooper: We’re talking about implants and IUDs. I don’t think they fit that–

Beauprez: [An] IUD is an abortifacient, John.

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Texas reinstates crucial portion of pro-life law thanks to emergency 5th Circuit ruling

Good news comes out of Texas this week, where mothers and their unborn children are once again protected from the predatory abortion business thanks to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issuing a partial stay in favor of HB2.

Thanks to the ruling, 13 abortion mills in the state closed overnight. Although the clinics were given a year after the passage of HB2 to upgrade to meet safety standards required by the law, they did not. Seven clinics are in compliance with the law, and  only seven  can continue committing abortions at this point.

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Obamacare Wants You to Pay for Abortion

Names of 1,000+ insurance plans that fund elective abortion in ObamaCare released

According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), 1,036 insurance plans under ObamaCare fund elective abortions through taxpayer funds. This, despite President Obama’s promises (and executive order) to the contrary, and despite the Hyde Amendment itself.

Now, taxpayers can check the released list of the 1,036 plans to see if their insurance plan is forcing them to cover others’ elective abortions. The Susan B. Anthony List’s Lozier Institute provides information on finding the plans here.

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Happy Annviersary to the Hyde Amendment!

On September 30, 1976, the Hyde Amendment became law. While the U.S. Supreme Court had just made abortion legal in all 50 states a few years prior, the Hyde Amendment surely must have been a beacon of hope.

What does the Hyde Amendment do? It ensures that federal funds through Medicaid are not used to pay for abortion, with exceptions.

The Hyde Amendment is not about hurting poor women, as you would think it was, based on claims from groups like Fund Abortion Now.

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NARAL releases deceptive ads to unseat “abortion obsessed” governors

Huff Post reports that NARAL Pro-Choice America launched a campaign yesterday against three pro-life governors: Florida’s Rick Scott, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, and Kansas’ Sam Brownback.

The campaign materials portray Govs. Scott Walker (R-Wis.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) as being “obsessed with outlawing abortion” instead of focusing on jobs and the economy. NARAL’s materials describe the governors’ actions limiting reproductive rights, accompanied by photos of the governors’ heads with the word “abortion” splashed across their brains.

Because God forbid that any governor would act as though he governs in a civilized, humane country and attempt to save innocent human beings.

NARAL plans to call voters, purchase online ads, and send mailers in their expensive three-state campaign. In NARAL’s press release, Sasha Bruce, Senior VP for Strategy and Campaigns, claims that “7 in 10 voters support a woman’s right to choose.”

Where exactly did Ms. Bruce come by those numbers? Right…from two NARAL commissioned polls, one done nationally and the other in Kansas City.

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Teacher who was fired in Oregon for barring Planned Parenthood from classroom files lawsuit

Live Action News readers may remember the ridiculous saga that ensued after an Oregon high school teacher told representatives from Planned Parenthood that they and their government sex-ed program had no business invading his classroom.

Planned Parenthood persisted in bribing his students with cash and gifts to sign up for the government-funded “Teen Outreach Program” even after Diss asked them to leave. And the clearly-biased school administration sided with Planned Parenthood, subjecting Diss to scrutiny and discrimination for his belief that Planned Parenthood’s involvement in his math class was not in the best interest of his students’ well-being.

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Eric Holder, longtime foe of pro-lifers, announces resignation

Attorney General Eric Holder has been facing calls to resign throughout his six year tenure with the Obama administration — and finally, he’s announcing that he will, in fact, step down.

Barack Obama has been the most pro-abortion president in this country’s history, and Eric Holder, as Obama’s right-hand man, has been right there with him every step of the way.

Under Holder, the Department of Justice unsuccessfully attempted to bully and intimidate a pro-life sidewalk counselor into silence. So ridiculous was the case against the sidewalk counselor that the judge publicly wondered why Holder even tried to prosecute.

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Debate over abortion mills transferring patients to public hospitals flares in Ohio

Ohio law requires that abortion mills have a transfer agreement with a local hospital in case a woman needs emergency care as the result of a botched abortion.

Ohio law also bans publicly-funded hospitals from establishing these transfer agreements with abortion mills because doing so would essentially force the taxpayers who fund the hospital to support the abortion industry. So by default, abortion mills in Ohio must have either a transfer agreement with, or an abortionist who has admitting privileges at a local private hospital.

Some private hospitals have, of their own prerogative, rejected requests for affiliation from abortion mills. Between this fact and their legal inability to establish an agreement with public hospitals, at least one Ohio abortion mill – Women’s Med in Sharonville – is unable to commit surgical abortions.

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Want state funding? Drop affiliation with Planned Parenthood!

In 2011, the state of Texas decided to cut off state funding from abortion providers, namely Planned Parenthood. The reason was not to deny healthcare to women, but rather to concentrate finances on those clinics which actually provided legitimate healthcare. The people of Texas had decided that they had had enough of using taxpayer dollars to fund clinics affiliated with abortion.

These clinics did not have to lose such funding, though. If a clinic was so concerned about having enough finances to help women, to truly do so, that clinic could simply stop affiliating itself with abortion providers.

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Pro-Life Veto Override Rally at Missouri Capitol

Pro-life veto override rally at Missouri Capitol is a success

A vote to override Governor Jay Nixon’s (D-MO) vetoes of state bills HB1307 (which requires a 72-hour reflection period before abortion) and HB1132 (which grants tax credits for donations to crisis pregnancy centers, maternity homes, and food pantries) was preceded by a pro-life rally and prayer vigil that celebrated motherhood at the Missouri Capitol.

The event was emceed by Sarah Greek, a communicator and citizen activist who is a radio producer of Eagle Forum Live. On September 11th, Greek wrote on her Facebook page:

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San Francisco politicians fight to keep sex-selective abortion legal

The problem of sex-selective abortion is a growing one. Over 100 million girls are missing because of it, and that number is rapidly growing. An issue that is commonly associated with Asian countries is also happening in the United States. Because of this, many states have begun banning the practice of sex-selection abortions. But San Francisco is fighting tooth and nail to make sure that sex-selective abortion remains legal there, with San Francisco supervisors leading the fight. Mayor Ed Lee is expected to support the measure as well.

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Democrats: Are they waging the real War on Women?

Earlier this month, Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the U.S. Senate. The U.S. House has already passed this bill – which would protect unborn children from abortion after the fifth month of pregnancy and their mothers from the additional harm late-term abortion can cause.

But despite its popularity among the general public, the Senate has yet to vote on it, thanks to the actions of Democrats.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List explains:

Unfortunately, that legislation has languished in the U.S. Senate, where pro-abortion Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his pro-abortion allies have refused to even allow a vote.

Medical science has proven that unborn children can feel pain at 20 weeks – and likely even earlier. The Protection Act would stop abortions when science knows the child will suffer if an abortion is allowed.

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