The bill passed the House on the anniversary of the conviction of serial murderer and late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Unfortunately, this bill still has an uphill battle ahead of it: President Obama has promised to veto the bill if it passes both houses of Congress.
On the anniversary of the conviction of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, the U.S. House voted in favor of banning abortions across the country after five months. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed the House on a 242 to 184 vote, and now heads to the Senate.
Lawmakers wrangled with the measure, also known as H.R. 36, in January, which sabotaged a highly anticipated vote on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade; however, the measure was reintroduced for another vote on the anniversary of Gosnell’s conviction. The law would effectively ban abortions in the U.S. after 20 weeks— when children inside of the womb can feel pain.
On May 13th, 2013, Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted of first degree murder against three infants and involuntary manslaughter of a pregnant woman, along with multiple felonies and misdemeanors which he committed at his infamous 3801 Lancaster Avenue facility.
Operating under the whitewashed name “Women’s Medical Society,” Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” earned nearly $1.8 million a year as a provider of late-term abortion services that took the lives of preborn and born alive babies, as well as 19 weeks pregnant Karnamaya Mongar. Gosnell and his unlicensed medical workers also inflicted injury and disease on women in their careless practice of almost four decades. Now, the 74-year-old father of six children sits in prison for the remainder of his life.
What about the women who have had abortions and now regret it? What about those who decided to have their babies? Their stories matter, too.
So says Kate Bryan – a pro-life writer, former Live Action Communications Director, and the current Director of Communications at American Principles Project. Yesterday, TIME published her article, “An Honest Debate About Abortion Needs More Voices.”
And indeed, as Kate poignantly pointed out, while numerous celebrities and other less-famous women deeply regret their abortions, pro-abortion campaigns act as though abortion is a purely positive experience.
On April 30, Cassy Fiano told you about the Satanic Temple’s move to challenge Missouri’s 72-hour waiting period for abortion on the grounds that it violates their religious liberty. While pro-lifers see obvious significance in the cause of slaughtering innocent children being taken up by self-proclaimed followers of the Ruler of Darkness, the big question was how more mainstream pro-aborts would react to such esteemed company.
Mothers are incredible. They can juggle multiple tasks, manage a household, fill the cupboards with good things, yet still find time to read their children a bedtime story, or be a shoulder for them to cry on. But when difficult times come, mothers are there to weather out the storms, often enduring sleepless nights in order to provide comfort and love to their child.
Below is a compilation of 50 powerful photos that mothers shared with The Mighty, detailing moments of tremendous challenge and courage. These images, with their own unique stories, are incredibly moving photos that express the power of a mother’s love.
The essay “Products of Conception” is a first-hand account from a nurse who worked in a hospital that did abortions. It’s appeared in a little-known book called “The Abortion Debate: TCU Voices,”which was released in 2012.
Nurse Bonnie L. McClory was an obstetric technician in the Labor and Delivery unit of what she calls a “large metropolitan hospital.” She was pursuing a nursing degree and taking a class that would prepare her to work on the floor where babies were delivered. Sometimes the babies were delivered alive. Other times, the babies were delivered dead – the victims of saline abortions done at the hospital.
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.”
Last month I wrote about Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade who went on to work in abortion clinics before converting to the pro-life cause and leaving the abortion business for good. In the April 27, 2015, article, McCorvey describes horrific conditions at one of the clinics where she worked. She talks about how the bodies of aborted babies were left to rot in the back room of a clinic that was overrun by rats. McCorvey wrote about these horrible conditions in her book “Won by Love,” in which she described her conversion.
The U.S. House is poised to vote on a 20-week abortion ban on the two-year anniversary of the conviction of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Gosnell, who brutally killed babies born alive as a result of botched abortions, ran a filthy facility dubbed the “House of Horrors.” During trial, witnesses said Gosnell callously joked about the children he butchered outside of the womb, snipping the necks of some with scissors and storing the bodies of others.
Carter and Conner Mirabal were a rare set of conjoined twins — but not anymore. Their parents, Bryan Mirabal and Michelle Brantley, were shocked when they discovered last year that not only were they facing an unexpected pregnancy, but that they were having twin boys. Then they received the news that Carter and Conner were conjoined. People told them that they should have an abortion, but they refused and chose life for their boys.
”The judgement we’re getting is something else. There’s people telling us we should have terminated the pregnancy. There’s people telling us we shouldn’t carry this out,” Mirabal said.
Finances are a major burden right now, as well. Both Mirabal and Brantley are out of work, but do what they can with side jobs to provide for their family.
The Bible says Jesus had strong feelings about people who harm children. Last month, Presbyterian minister Andrew Kukla announced that he has strong feelings of his own about some of those people: he thinks they’re great.
Kukla shepherds the flock at First Presbyterian Church (PC-USA) in Boise, Idaho. And, when he isn’t speaking from the pulpit, the reverend preaches online from a blog called “Wrestling with Discipleship.” Sadly, discipleship isn’t winning.