Pro-abortion advocates say birth control is the reason why Utah’s abortion rates are lower than ever.
Though abortion advocates credit birth control or economic conditions as the main factor, it’s far more likely that the cause for a record number of low abortions in Utah is the powerful pro-life legislation recently enacted in the state.
Fewer babies died from abortion in Utah in 2013 than in any year since 1977. And as National Right to Life points out, the number of women in childbearing years has doubled in that time.
Alliance Defending Freedom, the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and the Family Research Council submitted an open letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) voicing the concerns shared by American taxpayers regarding illegal abortion coverage in the Affordable Care Act.
The letter takes issue with the Obama administration’s obfuscation of this coverage, as well as its unwillingness to move forward in an open and transparent manner to resolve the issue. The writers recall:
Practical experience has demonstrated that it is virtually impossible for even diligent researchers reviewing insurance coverage options on an ACA exchange to discover whether the
plans include abortion coverage.
No one has an explanation yet as to why masses of abortion records from 1992-2012 were found in a Houston warehouse, but their discovery may lead to the discovery of serious medical records retention violations, as well as a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations, possibly at the hands of an abortion clinic worker. Houston news station KTRK reported on the found records recently:
Esmeralda Cedillo, the warehouse owner, ‘says the records were left in the warehouse by a now-estranged relative who works at an abortion clinic. Now, the warehouse owner doesn’t know what to do.’
In a just-released Rolling Stone feature, Nicki Minaj confirmed suspicions that the baby alluded to in her song All Things Go had been aborted. She told the magazine:
I thought I was going to die… I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I’d ever gone through. [The abortion] haunted me all my life.
In All Things Go, Minaj describes the experience. She believes that her aborted son is her younger brother ‘Caiah’s “little angel”:
This has been a monumental year for me. It’s the first full year I’ve worked at a pregnancy resource center. It’s the year I went from being an assistant to the director to becoming a client service manager. This past summer I got married and began a new life as a wife and stepmother.
This wasn’t an easy year, by any means. It was a year of stretching and personal growth. Yet in the midst of all the transitions and changes, I’ve had beautiful moments of hope. As I look back, these special memories of impacting the lives of women and children have made my year worthwhile.
On Sunday, December 28, I attended Mass for the Feast of the Holy Family. This feast day in the Catholic Church celebrates Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
The homily mentioned G.K. Chesteron, a Catholic social commentator during the 20th century who spoke on social ills, among other things. As you may have guessed, abortion was one of the social ills faced today that the priest spoke about.
I was most touched by what came after the homily. It was then that the priest made mention of the Holy Innocents – the young infants who were killed by King Herod – as well as a call to pray for the end of abortion.
Antonio Pena believed in the right to choose – his own right, anyway. In 1999, Pena chose to drive his fist into Jaclyn Kurr’s abdomen. Kurr reminded her boyfriend that she was pregnant with quadruplets and, after a second punch, warned him not to do it again. He doesn’t seem to have taken her warning too seriously, though.
That probably changed when she stabbed him.
At her manslaughter trial, Kurr argued that killing Pena was justified by the need to protect their children. The judge didn’t agree. Although Michigan law does permit the use of deadly force to defend the lives of others, Judge Richard Lyon Lamb declared that “there are no others” in this case. Because the fetuses “would have only been sixteen or seventeen weeks in gestation at the time of the stabbing,” Judge Lamb felt that none of them could be considered “a living human being.” Jaclyn Kurr was subsequently convicted and given a five- to twenty-five-year prison sentence.
Sometimes the fight to end abortion seems overwhelming, but as we end 2014 and prepare for a new year of the continued fight for life, some of our best encouragement in the battle may come from two vocal pro-abortion leaders.
On a regular basis, my inbox is filled with e-mails from the president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, and the leader of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Rev. Harry Knox. Both the secular and religious sides of the pro-abortion fight have deemed 2014 a bad year for abortion – and they’re already worried about 2015.
Nicki Minaj is a female hip-hop powerhouse with millions of fans around the world. Most of her songs have been upbeat, but she says that her latest album, The Pinkprint, will be more personal. After hinting at an abortion earlier this year, Minaj has finally opened up to her fans about the experience in a Rolling Stone interview, admitting that she had an abortion, and that it has haunted her all her life.
Minaj’s first love was an older guy from Queens she dated while attending the prestigious Manhattan performing-arts high school LaGuardia. When she discovered she was pregnant, “I thought I was going to die,” she admits. “I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I’d ever gone through.” She ended up having an abortion, a decision she says has “haunted me all my life,” though it was the right choice for her at the time. “It’d be contradictory if I said I wasn’t pro-choice. I wasn’t ready. I didn’t have anything to offer a child.”
She wrote about her abortion and the pain she still feels from it in the song, “Autobiography.”
Abortion supporters in the media like Mother Jones are telling pro-abortion folks to brace themselves for 2015 – and with good reason. In 2014, 73 abortion clinics closed their doors. New abortion laws enacted over the last few years, including ultrasound laws, hospital admitting privileges, and limits on how late into pregnancy abortions can occur, have shuttered clinics and saved countless lives. In addition, Republicans won 11 legislative chambers held by Democrats in 2014 – and that has abortion advocates scared of what’s to come in 2015.
Mother Jones is predicting that the abortion battle will “get a lot uglier,” in its list of pro-life bills that have been filed in nine states. These include banning physicians from performing “Skype” abortions, also known as “telemedicine,” in which the abortionist and the woman meet via webcam. In addition, there’s the hope of a 20-week abortion ban in Wisconsin, mandatory parental consent for abortions in Missouri, and a sex-selective abortion ban in Texas.
If Planned Parenthood has any commitment to women, it’s to help them kill their unborn babies. In its new annual report released Monday, Planned Parenthood says it performed 327,653 abortions in the 2013 reporting year.
Once again, hundreds of thousands of babies died in the name of “women’s health.” The number of abortions is up a few hundred over last year, which may not seem like much – until you realize that’s hundreds more human lives snuffed out with machines so Planned Parenthood can make more money. And for their efforts, the abortion leader also received $528,400,000, or 41% of its annual revenue, in taxpayer funding.
An anonymous abortionist talks about the difference between doing a D&E to remove a dead baby from a miscarriage and performing an elective abortion:
If it’s [a miscarriage], you’re like [with a pained voice], “Oh, here’s this little life!” And you know that it was meant to be because, that’s what happened. And if it’s an abortion, you just feel sad that the woman wasn’t able to raise the child.
This is the procedure the doctor is talking about.