Planned Parenthood has been fighting defunding with the excuse that they, and they alone, can provide health care to women living in poor and minority neighborhoods. If they don’t provide care, then where will these women go? The way they tell it, they’re warriors for underprivileged women, selflessly making sure that these underserved women get all the abortions they need.
So with all of this selflessness and concern for underprivileged women, Planned Parenthood would never do something like, say, jack up prices on the abortion pill, would they? If you think the answer is no, then you don’t know Planned Parenthood.
You many be wondering, “what is a pro-life feminist anyway?” Fair question. As a young woman, when I heard the word “feminist” I cringed a little. It sounds harsh and angry. It wasn’t until my mid 20s that I realized that I had always been a feminist and I was raised by a strong father who taught me, my mother, and my two sisters to be healthy and joyful feminists for our generations. I can say for certain that at age seven, I was walking out an active pro-life feminist life.
Today’s FDA announcement that it is relaxing medical abortion protocols demonstrates the monstrous influence of Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry on our current government. For years, Planned Parenthood has claimed its own prominence as a “women’s healthcare provider,” while simultaneously defying guidelines for women’s safety. Instead of getting a warning letter from the FDA – or any other legal slap on the wrist – Planned Parenthood’s unsafe abortion methods have now been approved by the government.
Baby Meabh McArdle is being called a miracle after being given just a 0-1% chance of survival. Born 4 months early, at 23 weeks and 3 days gestation, there was little hope for her, but her mother knew immediately that her daughter was a fighter.
Last week, Jeremy Irons was interviewed by The Guardian to promote his new movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in which he plays Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred. In the interview, he made some statements about abortion. While he said that he believes women should be allowed to choose abortion, he also pointed out that abortion harms women. Irons said that it can both physically and mentally attack a woman, which is very much true, if the myriad of women who suffer from post-abortion regret are any indication. But of course, Irons’ comments sent pro-abortion advocates into an apoplectic rage, furious that anyone who supports legalized abortion would publicly show anything less than fawning adoration for their sacred cow.
Last week, Florida resident Linda Gomez filed a lawsuit against Wellington Regional Medical Center for emotional trauma. She claims a hospital employee flushed the remains of her miscarried baby down the toilet.
Last night, in a townhall in Wisconsin (the next state that will vote in the GOP presidential primary), Donald Trump said: “…[A]s a developer and as a businessman I’m not sure I was ever even asked the question, are you pro-life, pro-choice?”
However, many videos and articles strewn all over the internet prove that Donald Trump was indeed asked about his position on abortion well before he ran for president. As a businessman, he even came out in support of partial-birth abortion, despite his current claim that he “never really gave much thought to” abortion back then.
On Tuesday, the Mississippi State Senate voted 40-6 to ban the so-called dilation and evacuation abortion procedure, also known as dismemberment abortions, which advocates such as Republican State Senator Joey Fillingane call cruel.
HB 519 would prohibit abortions in which a fetus is physically torn apart inside the womb, after which the parts are removed. The D&E procedure is common in second-trimester abortions. The bill’s only exception is for cases of irreversible physical harm to the mother.
On Wednesday, the US Food and Drug Administration announced that it is relaxing its protocols for the use of the abortion drug Mifeprex.
Under the new regulations, it may be prescribed in 200 milligram doses instead of 600, 70 days after the start of a woman’s last menstrual period instead of 49, and with one fewer trip to an abortionist’s office.
Remember the Clinton-era calls for abortion to be “safe, legal, and rare”? It seems abortion advocates don’t care if it’s rare anymore, and they seem to have a hard time understanding the concept of safe.
On March 2, the U.S. Supreme Court heard Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The case has to do with HB 2, a Texas state law which requires that abortion facilities meet the same health standards as ambulatory surgical centers and requires abortionists to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. At issue is whether HB 2 places an “undue burden” on women seeking an abortion. But shouldn’t the more important question be, “If abortion is ‘medical care,’ why should abortion facilities be held to lower standards than the rest of the medical community?”
After the state Senate voted in the beginning of March to defund the abortion industry, the Mississippi House has voted for the measure as well.
On Tuesday, lawmakers voted 77-37 for SB 2238, which forbids state Medicaid funds from going to Planned Parenthood. Now it returns to the Senate for a final vote on whether it approves Republican State Representative Joey Hood’s amendment to defund additional entities affiliated with abortion providers, such as Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Continue reading →
(Daily Signal) Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah are accusing the Justice Department of pursuing “frivolous prosecutions” against the pro-life movement and having, according to the senators’ offices, “what appears to be an exceptionally heavy bias” in favor of abortion clinics over houses of worship in a letter sent to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Tuesday.
In an interesting development in the Trump campaign, manager Corey Lewandowski has been charged with battery and has turned himself in. At a Florida campaign event, Lewandowski forcefully grabbed the arm of Breitbart reporter, Michelle Fields. Fields later resigned from Breitbart after she claimed the publication failed to stand by her.
While the grabbing incident is certainly its own saga, the history of Kendall Coffey, one of the attorneys representing Lewandowski is also compelling. Coffey’s history – which includes defending both Planned Parenthood and partial-birth abortion – may provide insight into the kind of people Trump and a possible Trump administration would associate with.
(The Daily Signal) While group of nuns have become the de-facto face of the Supreme Court case challenging the Affordable Care Act’s so-called “contraceptive mandate,” another community is set to be similarly affected by the court’s ruling: religiously-affiliated colleges and universities.
Schools like Oklahoma Wesleyan University, an evangelical Christian university of the Wesleyan Church, are also parties to the Zubik v. Burwell case. The case, which went before the high court March 23 for oral arguments, challenges the Obamacare requirement that nonprofit employers offer their employees health care coverage that includes birth control, Plan B, ella, and other potentially life-ending drugs and devices.