Oklahoma lawmakers passed legislation Thursday that would suspend the medical licenses of doctors who commit abortions. The bill, which is the first of its kind in the nation, passed the state legislature on a 33-12 vote.
On Tuesday, Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation granting the state’s Medicaid program director expanded discretion over participating in the program, which is expected to further defund abortion facilities, such as Planned Parenthood.
Under the new law, the director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System enjoys “sole discretion” in determining whether groups administering family planning funds have fully segregated those funds from their elective abortions. Continue reading
On Sunday, Glamour published an excerpt of feminist writer Lindy West’s just-released book—and of course, the part deemed most share-worthy is the story of West having an abortion, because pro-aborts just can’t get enough of telling each other how brave they are for telling each other about their abortions.
What the snippet lacks in originality, though, it more than makes up for in inadvertent examples of why abortion shouldn’t be normalized.
So I did what I always did when I needed a common, legal, routine medical procedure—I made an appointment to see my doctor.
Ever notice how common the phrase “common, legal, routine medical procedure” is? It’s like a magic chant, meant to ward off evil spirits by imbuing abortion with unquestionable legitimacy.
(Texas Right to Life) Good news for Pro-Life and preborn Texans comes from the Republican Party of Texas Convention being held in Dallas last week. The Party has taken a hard line on Pro-Life issues for 2016, including adopting language favoring a Dismemberment Abortion Ban – a bill passed by five other states and a measure Texas Right to Life considers a Legislative Priority for the upcoming legislative session. Pro-Life delegates to the convention showed considerable support for the measure by voting for this specific plank in a convention general session Friday evening. 90% of the voting delegates voted to add the Dismemberment Abortion Ban plank in the Party’s 2016 Platform. Convention attendees also showed their support by signing a petition for the Texas Legislature to pursue codification of a law protecting the preborn in the next Texas Legislative Session. As well, Texans are showing support for the protection of tiny Texans from dismemberment abortion on social media with the hash tag #DismemberRoe.
When it comes to combating gun deaths or advancing public health, for instance, there is more than one morally defensible answer that people of good will could offer to the question of advancing the common good. The debate is over which approach is most prudent and practical.
But state acceptance of abortion, like slavery or segregation, is not a multiple choice question: It’s a true or false. Either such practices are intrinsically good, or they are intrinsically evil….
I am the father of a child — the name we gave her was Jessica — who was destroyed in an abortion. The doctor intentionally murdered her for money. I am deeply offended that political operatives… equate that evil with a thousand lesser things, such as arguable economic policies or pollution regulations.
On Tuesday, the Louisiana State Senate’s Health and Welfare Committee postponed a decision on legislation that would prohibit abortions sought on the basis of a child’s genetic abnormalities.
HB 1019, which passed the House 75-1 last month, would punish abortionists violating the law with a potential maximum of two years in prison and a $1,000 fine, as well as civil penalties and disciplinary action.
On April 19 Rebekah Buell stood before California’s State Assembly to defend AB 2134, a bill stating that all abortion clinics providing the abortion pill RU486 must also inform their clients of the pill’s reversal alternative.
While still a 17-year-old high school student, Buell became pregnant with her first child. Determined not to become a stereotypical teenage mother, she managed to graduate early, get accepted into Sacramento State University and marry the father of her child.
Soon after her marriage, however, Buell realized she was in an unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationship.
On Tuesday, the Louisiana State Senate voted 36-2 to ban dilation & evacuation, or dismemberment, abortions, sending the bill to pro-life Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards for his signature.
The bill’s author, Republican State Representative Mike Johnson, calls dismemberment abortion procedures “barbaric” and notes that even Supreme Court Justices favorably disposed toward legal abortion have expressed ambivalence toward the method, namely Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Abortionist Warren Hern of Boulder, Colorado, performs abortions through all nine months of pregnancy. You can see him advertising to do third trimester abortions on his website.
Hern once wrote a textbook on how to do abortions, entitled Abortion Practice. In the book, he teaches the reader how to do a first trimester suction aspiration abortion. In this type of abortion, done in the first trimester, an instrument attached to a suction tube is inserted into the uterus and the baby and placenta are pulled from the womb by the force generated by the suction machine.
The principal motion of the suction handle while in the uterus is rotation. The physician will usually first notice a quantity of amniotic fluid followed by placenta and fetal parts which may be more or less identifiable. As this is happening the patient is advised that she will hear a loud sucking sound. Vital signs should be observed regularly, and a Doppler inaudible to the patient should be used at intervals to determine the presence or absence of fetal heart tones.
On Monday, Glenn Beck released a completed four-part series of recent segments from his radio show, providing a comprehensive overview of abortion from historical, legal, societal, and moral angles. All four parts clock in at a little under 50 minutes, and all are well worth your time.
“Progressives have done everything possible to discredit our Founding documents, with even President Woodrow Wilson saying, ‘You can’t listen to the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution is an old dusty document,’” Beck recounts in the project’s introduction. “Progressives would have you believe that abortion has always been a constitutional right, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.”
The South Carolina Legislature passed a bill Tuesday banning abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy, making the Palmetto State the 17th state in the nation to do so.
As Live Action News reported earlier this year, a Planned Parenthood facility in St. Louis, Missouri, sent a patient to the hospital for the 30th time since 2009.
On Friday, yet another Planned Parenthood patient was sent to the hospital from the facility after a botched abortion, making 31 such emergencies since 2009, according to Operation Rescue, which considers the St. Louis facility to be one of the most dangerous in America.