As we discussed on Saturday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has made some preliminary moves to satisfy pro-life skeptics that they should vote for him. But how strong is his case, and how far does he have to go?
(Students for Life) Our ‘thing’ over here at Students for Life of America is reaching students with a positive, pro-life message on college and high school campuses. To that end, we have created dynamic and interactive campus displays that are specifically geared towards opening up conversations with students about abortion. And it has been working!
This semester we just wrapped up our brand new “We Don’t Need Planned Parenthood” campus tour, which consisted of huge banners that educated students on the differences between the abortion giant and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FHQCs), which are federally funded and provide many more services than Planned Parenthood, but without abortion.
Jelina Latrice is a recent college graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the mother of a four-year-old boy named Karter. Like many joyful graduates celebrating their accomplishments, Jelina posted a photo of herself wearing a cap and gown on social media. In the photo, Jelina is holding Karter and the post is captioned with a moving letter to her son.
To Jelina’s surprise, her photo quickly captured the hearts of tens of thousands of people. It went viral and has now been shared more than 69,000 times. Jelina wrote…
Pro-lifers in Missouri are lamenting that the state legislature’s 2016 session ended Friday without taking action on a series pro-life bills, despite a Republican supermajority capable of overriding Democrat Governor Jay Nixon’s vetoes.
The bills would have proposed a constitutional amendment to recognize preborn babies as persons, banned the sale of human tissue from aborted babies, strengthen laws on abortion facility inspections and licensing as well as tracking aborted babies’ remains, and ban abortions sought on the basis of Down syndrome.
Xavier College Preparatory, a Catholic school in Phoenix, Arizona, is refusing demands to fire a theology teacher for handing out pro-life literature to students.
Gavin Ahern, who also moderates the school’s Right to Life Club, handed out a pamphlet from the pro-life group Life Education Resource Network (LEARN) on the disproportionate number of black lives lost to abortion.
Dominic Lawson is the father of Domenica, a beautiful, 21 year old woman living with Down syndrome. He is also a columnist for the UK Daily Mail, who recently wrote a piece strongly against a new screening process that detects Down’s syndrome. He wrote:
The Department of Health is about to approve a scheme designed to bring about a world in which people like my youngest daughter will cease to exist.
Dawson is referring to a new non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPT) called ‘cell-free DNA’ or ‘cfDNA’. Cell-free DNA works by analyzing fetal cells in the mother’s blood and genetically testing them for signs of abnormalities. A pilot study (RAPID) commissioned by the United Kingdom National Screening committee concluded that if implemented, cfDNA would lead to 102 more babies with Down syndrome being detected every year.
In yet another example of the way the truth about abortion provokes violence among those who support it, a man told anti-abortion demonstrators outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility that he had “already killed seven” of his children — and then turned his anger at protesters.
Hillary Clinton’s donation record boasts a number of infamous figures, including StemExpress president, Cate Dyer. Dyer became known to the American public through the CMP undercover investigation of fetal body parts sellers and buyers, which revealed Dyer discussing staph infections in abortion clinics from which she purchased fetal body parts. Dyer was also caught on tape saying that lab techs “have meltdowns” when they open a box to find an aborted baby’s head.
Late-term abortionist Warren Hern, who is currently being sued for a botched abortion that left a 4-centimeter piece of the baby’s skull in the mother’s uterus, has also donated to Clinton. (The complaint against Hern indicates he did not even bother to conduct an ultrasound following the late-term abortion to ensure all pieces of the baby had been removed.) Hern has given $5,000 to Hillary Clinton – $2,300 back in 2007 and the rest in 2015, with the latest donation just before last Thanksgiving.
At the Atlantic, Emma Green tackles the subject of sex-selection and genetic-abnormality abortion bans under the provocative headline, “Should Women Be Able to Abort a Fetus Just Because It’s Female?”
What follows doesn’t venture a firm answer. On the one hand, Green refreshingly acknowledges “a set of difficult moral questions that pro-choice progressives tend to ignore,” especially on the subject of gender discrimination. On the other hand, the article quotes a number of pro-choice rationalizations without interviewing pro-life voices to challenge them, especially giving a pass for aborting based on disabilities.
In her book Defiant Birth: Women who Resist Medical Eugenics, Melinda Tankard Reist collected stories from couples whose preborn babies were diagnosed with severe or lethal medical problems. One story in the book is that of Sandi Seyferth and her husband, who faced a terrible choice when they were told their daughter would not survive birth.
The Seyferths were happily expecting their fifth child. But at 18 weeks, an ultrasound did not go as planned…
In April, 60 Minutes, anchored by correspondent Norah O’Donnell, went undercover to expose the “fundraising tactics of members of Congress” – with little criticism. This comes following media outrage on how the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) went undercover to expose the way Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry were bartering over and selling aborted fetal body parts.
Late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart may finally have to answer for his many crimes. The House Select Panel on Infant Lives has subpoenaed Carhart to answer questions about his misconduct, and has also issued subpoenas to his abortion facility itself, along with medical providers who are familiar with Carhart. He is supposed to personally appear for a deposition on June 13.
LeRoy Carhart is one of the country’s most notorious abortionists, and not just because he performs late-term abortions. His history is filled with injured women – some of whom have died, health violations, gross negligence, and horrifying statements that show how cavalierly he views life.
Last week, Trump told Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly that “I will appoint judges that will be pro-life” and that “as many as five judges [may] be appointed over the next four and a half years.” On Friday, Planned Parenthood sent out a fundraising email denouncing the prospect as “a nightmare we can’t afford to live through” and hoping he loses the election “a gamble we can’t take.”
“Crisis pregnancy centers may look sweet and helpful, but they’re really full of toxic bulls**t,” claimed comedian Samantha Bee on a recent episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, which smacks of pro-abortion desperation.
The segment featured claims from guests who could hardly be considered impartial or objective: Vicki Saporta, president and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, and Cherisse Scott, CEO and founder of SisterReach, a Tennessee-based pro-abortion organization (though Scott’s association wasn’t mentioned in the clip).
Comedian Patton Oswalt also appears in the segment as a magician, claiming, “Tonight we look at both sides of the equation: the truth, and the illusion.” But can we really expect the truth about pregnancy centers to be told by those who have everything to gain from the sale of abortions? Short answer: no.
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