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Why bring a child into this world?

Many of you by now have probably seen this video,  put out by Unilever in celebration of Universal Children’s Day.  Many couples are shown a video which details some of the evils in this world, like death and starving children.

These couples are then asked the following question: Why bring a child into this world? 

This is a very good question.  Why  would anyone bring new life when one knows what humans are capable of?

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Pope Francis says couples should be welcoming of children

It seems that more couples are choosing fur babies over human babies, and Pope Francis says that’s a mistake. The Pope, in his address Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican, said that it is a selfish act to choose to remain childless. In fact, he said, it’s a sign of a “depressed society”:

“A society with a greedy generation, that doesn’t want to surround itself with children, that considers them above all worrisome, a weight, a risk, is a depressed society. The choice to not have children is selfish. Life rejuvenates and acquires energy when it multiplies: It is enriched, not impoverished.”

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10 abortion myths that need to be debunked

1. MYTH: Abortion is safe.

REALITY: Abortion clinics have been discovered blatantly lying to women about the real risks of abortion.

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Planned Parenthood clinics have been caught on tape telling women that no women were hurt at their clinics, even after medical emergencies had just occurred. The truth is that women do die from abortion, they do lose their future fertility, they do end up in emergency rooms with massive blood loss, perforated uteruses, and pieces of their preborn babies still left inside them.

The emotional and psychological harm abortion commits against women is also largely dismissed. Much of this harm does not show up until years later, but then, as countless women testify, it often attacks with a vengeance.

For more information, see this study, this paper, this compilation of stories, these experiences, and these stories.

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Steny Hoyer: why shouldn’t DC force pro-life Christians to hire pro-aborts?

Just in case you were still under the impression that “pro-choice” has anything to do with letting people make choices (despite all evidence to the contrary), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer is here to clear things up.

CNS News recently grilled the leading congressional Democrat on the District of Columbia’s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act, which forbids DC employers from “discriminat[ing] against an individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment” on the basis of their “reproductive health decision making, including a decision to use or access a particular drug, device or medical service, because of or on the basis of an employer’s personal beliefs about such services.” Continue reading

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Clinic worker: pro-choice activists don’t know the reality of abortion

Author Sue Hertz wrote a book about an abortion clinic and the protesters outside. Her book, entitled Caught in the Crossfire: A Year on Abortion’s Front Line was written in a narrative style, but based on extensive interviews with clinic workers and protesters.

In one part of the book, a spokesperson for the abortion clinic named Fran was meeting with pro-choice leaders to discuss proposed legislation. The purpose of the meeting was to decide if the pro-choice coalition of groups were going to defend legal abortion right up until birth. Many of the feminist leaders there argued that abortion should be unrestricted even in the eighth and ninth month. The clinic worker, however, felt differently.

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20 week-old preborn child.

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New York City: Where pizza parlors are safer than “filthy” uninspected abortion clinics

In New York City, there is good reason to believe that your pizza is safer than your local abortion clinic as inspections have been few and far between. A bill in the state assembly, along with a new advertising campaign, aims to change that by asking for regular inspections of the city’s abortion facilities. The bill in the New York State Assembly, A03048 was introduced by Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island). The bill notes:

“A recent Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request uncovered the fact that only 17 of the 25 abortion clinics in New York had been inspected between 2000 and 2012, and five of those 17 had received only one inspection during that time period. Eight abortion clinics received no inspections.”

The bill would require abortion facilities be inspected by the health department once every two years  and report findings to the governor and legislature, which is in accordance with the policies for restaurants and tanning salon inspections in the city.

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Girl with Down Syndrome defies statistics

Though we’ve moved away from institutionalizing people who have Down Syndrome or other forms of so-called disabilities, we don’t all have the opportunity to know someone who is disabled. Perhaps this is because the vast majority of people diagnosed prenatally are aborted.

Now you have a chance. Allow me to introduce you to Madison.

Madison Tevlin is a twelve year old girl who loves to sing. And she happens to have Down Syndrome.

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5 scandalous moments from Live Action’s Planned Parenthood SexEd investigation

Live Action is known for its undercover investigations into the abortion industry, namely Planned Parenthood. As exposes reveal again and again, the abortion giant has a long history of abuse, including the cover-up of child sexual abuse and child sex trafficking.

Live Action investigations document the reality of the abortion industry, proving that Planned Parenthood is far from being an organization that serves and cares for the health of women. In fact, it is a corrupt, profit-driven corporation that serves one purpose and one purpose alone: to obtain as much blood money as it can.

While Live Action’s Spring 2014 Investigative Report illustrated many of Planned Parenthood’s past misdeeds, more outrageous abuses were yet to come. Last summer, Live Action released its SexEd investigation, the latest expose into Planned Parenthood.

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How I faked an abortion and escaped sex trafficking

I was trapped in the sex trafficking industry from age 14-17.  Trafficking in persons is not like any regulated industry.  It is unmitigated anarchy. There are no rules.

I was conceived during a brutal rape and learned of it when I was very young. That knowledge and child sexual abuse by my own father and later by a maternal uncle had me feeling worth less than others and vulnerable.  I was 12 when my mother got her second divorce.  By thirteen, I’d been dabbling in drugs and alcohol, wandering the neighborhood and hanging out with a bodybuilder in a black Cadillac.  He was patient as he courted me and manipulated me into his bed.

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Carrie Hammer, Role Models Not Runway Models

New York Fashion Week has its first model with Down syndrome, Jamie Brewer

As New York Fashion Week launches, designer Carrie Hammer has an exciting new model to introduce: Jamie Brewer. Brewer, known as an actress in American Horror Story, is “the first model with Down syndrome to walk the runway at Fashion Week.”

And yesterday, walk she did, with flair and style. Brewer was featured in a simple, beautiful, belted black dress. Carrie Hammer designed the dress with Brewer and Michelle Obama in mind.

Brewer walked the runway as part of Hammer’s “Role Models Not Runway Models” show. Hammer started her unique show in 2014 with the  goal of showcasing the everyday women who buy her designs. She says that it wasn’t originally “intended to be this incredible statement,” and yet it has turned into one of the brightest – perhaps the brightest – spot in all of Fashion Week.

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Sorry, Planned Parenthood: civil rights comparisons still don’t work in your favor

We will overcome the injustice of abortion and protect the life of ALL people. It is only a matter of time. (Reprinted with permission)
We will overcome the injustice of abortion and protect the life of ALL people. It is only a matter of time.
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The hypocrisy of modern America’s worst human-rights abusers claiming to walk in the footsteps of her finest human-rights champions will never cease to disgust. In a new interview with Essence Magazine that tries to tie “safe reproductive care access for all” into Black History Month, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Chair Alexis McGill Johnson makes the following comparison:

These things like 20-week bans or not fighting to reimburse Medicaid expansion are like literacy tests. These are like poll taxes. These are things that women have fought for that are natural extensions of health care. [Lawmakers] are trying to essentially chip away at rights that have been affirmed in our constitution. We have to be better about continuing to tell that story. Continue reading