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Infanticide:

Fetus = Baby, therefore Abortion = Fetal homicide.

Mom Says Her 23-Week Old Premature Baby Was Born Alive and Left to Die.  Camille Magill's experience is one more on a growing list of families who say their babies were born near the point of viability but denied potentially life-saving treatment.  Magill, who lives in England, said her son Alfie gasped for air and then died shortly after he was born at 23 weeks of pregnancy in 2015, according to The Sun.  She said she was told that Alfie was stillborn.  Hospitals in the United Kingdom often do not attempt to treat babies born before 24 weeks or those born weighing less than 1 pound, because they say they are not likely to survive.  Abortions also are legal up to 24 weeks in the UK.

Woman Self-Aborted Her Unborn Baby in the Third Trimester and Buried the Body in the Backyard.  A grand jury recently indicted a Virginia woman on a charge of self-aborting her late-term unborn baby after police discovered the baby's remains buried in her back yard, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  Michelle Frances Roberts, 43, of Chesterfield County, Virginia, faces a class 4 felony for a charge of producing an abortion/miscarriage with the "intent to destroy her unborn child," according to the report.  Police did not give details about how Roberts allegedly destroyed her unborn child's life.  Authorities said her baby was in the third trimester, which means the baby was viable outside the womb.

Gosnell: The Bible Confirms I Was Doing the Lord's Work.  Kermit Gosnell shows no remorse for his abominable actions in his Philadelphia abortion clinic, actions which have him serving multiple life sentences.  Gosnell, a late-term abortionist, was found guilty of murdering babies by snipping their necks, and faced charges for racketeering and blatantly ignoring abortion laws.  At least one patient died in his clinic due to his neglect.

Abortion and the Banality of Evil.  Not since Hannah Arendt's portrait of Adolf Eichmann has there been a more provocative analysis of evil as that provided in Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer's detailing the crimes, trial, and personality of Dr. Kermit Gosnell — Gosnell:  The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer (Regnery Publishing).  "Banality" was the word Arendt chose for Eichmann's bureaucratic officiousness in the Third Reich's "Ministry of Death."  That term, however, hardly fits the acts of a self-assured abortionist who regularly snipped the spinal cords of babies born alive, kept infants' feet as trophies, ran an illegal prescription drug mill, and hired assistants who were totally unqualified to perform medical duties in a filthy, ramshackle facility.  But what's surprising about Gosnell is that his greed and macabre callousness existed alongside an often cheerful disposition that accompanied various acts of charity.

Colorado to Allow Doctors to Help People Commit Suicide.  In a largely underreported story during the elections, Colorado voters cast their vote to legalize doctor assisted suicide of terminally ill adults.  Proposition 106 by two-thirds of the vote!  If you think the idea of the murder of the unborn has not had an impact in a state where they can't even determine whether or not it's murder when a woman stabbed a mother and literally cut a baby out of her womb and the baby dies as a result, then you are not thinking clearly.

Woman 20 Weeks Pregnant With Twins [Had an] Abortion Last Week.  Wednesday is late term abortion day at Orlando Women's Center (the clinic where I had my abortions 12 years ago).  When I first started visiting the sidewalks of abortion clinics to pray and minister, I had NO idea that late term abortions were even legal.

Abortion Clinic Sold "Whole Brains" of Aborted Babies for Students at Summer Camp to Dissect.  In one of the most disturbing pieces of evidence yet, a U.S. Congressional panel found that an abortion facility may have provided aborted babies' brains to a summer camp for youth in New Mexico.  The horrific detail was part of a larger body of evidence that the U.S. Congressional Select Panel on Infant Lives sent to the New Mexico Attorney General this week.  The evidence indicates that the University of New Mexico and the Southwestern Women's Options abortion clinic may have broken a state law that prohibits the gifting of aborted babies' body parts.  Included in the evidence were sections from a lab technician's notebook at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.  University health technicians worked with the Southwestern abortion facility to obtain aborted babies' parts, and the technician's notebook contained details about their work.

'Appalling': Rep seeks HHS probe as emails shed light on abortion clinic harvesting.  A fresh trove of documents released by a House panel probing abortion clinics and companies trading in body parts shows the extent of their fetal tissue harvesting operation — and what the committee's chairwoman alleges are violations of the law.  Rep.  Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., head of the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, is now making a fresh request for a federal probe.  "I believe the investigation will move forward because this is so appalling," she told FoxNews.com.  One of the more striking exchanges was contained in a set of January 2015 emails.  When a customer inquired with company StemExpress about the availability of aborted tissue, an employee promptly emailed back seemingly while an abortion was under way:  "There is one case currently in the room, I will let you know how the limbs and calvarium [skull] look to see if you are able to take them in about fifteen minutes."

'This Fetus Is Moving': Abortionist Reacts To Botched Abortion In Chilling 911 Tapes.  In newly released 911 tapes, an abortion clinic worker describes the scene of a botched abortion, telling the operator "the fetus is breathing, so we need to care for it now."  The baby later died at the hospital.  The incident happened in February at an Arizona family planning center, when a 27-year-old mother who was 21 weeks along came in for a scheduled abortion, reports Arizona's 12 News.  She had taken medication designed to kill the fetus, so the abortionist could then remove it from the womb, but when she arrived, police reports said she went into spontaneous labor.

Colorado woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb.  A judge on Friday [4/29/2016] sentenced a Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger's womb to 100 years in prison, including the maximum penalties for attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy.

In the Market for Fetal Body Parts, a Baby's Brain Sells for $3,340.  Republicans on the special House panel investigating the transfer of fetal tissue from aborted babies will present evidence in a hearing today that breaks down the price per body part.  With release of this evidence, Republicans say, they have enough documentation to show that several abortion clinics and middleman procurement businesses may have violated federal law.  "It is just horrifying," Rep.  Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who leads the House's investigation of the fetal tissue industry, told The Daily Signal.  "They are putting a dollar value on these organs from these children — unborn children that have been aborted.  It is just beyond belief."

"This Baby Won't Stop Breathing!" Abortionist Strangled Baby While Nurses Watched.  In a saline abortion, a caustic saline solution is injected into the woman's uterus.  It slowly burns and poisons the baby, and then the woman goes through labor, "giving birth" to a usually dead child.  The abortionist injected the saline and then left, leaving the nurses to tend to Mary.  It was common for abortionists to inject their patients with saline and then leave, forcing the nurses to bear the emotional brunt of the abortion procedures and to dispose of the dead babies.  In this case, however, Mary gave birth to a living baby girl, 2 pounds, 8 ounces.  At first the nurse did not realize that the baby was still alive.  She clamped the cord as normal and placed her in a bucket to be taken to the pathology lab.  Then the baby began moving and crying.  The nurses gathered around the baby.  Unsure what to do, they summoned their supervisor, who called Dr. Waddill at home.  Mary was not told that her baby had been born alive — the infant was whisked away from her before she realized what had happened.  All of this came out in testimony at the trial.

Chicago Muslim teen hid her pregnancy & killed newborn girl by dropping her from eighth-floor window.  A 19 year-old Muslim girl in Chicago gave birth to a 7 pound, 11 ounces girl in her bedroom that she shares with her sister.  The minute she heard her parents coming, she opened the window and threw the baby out.  She lives on the eighth floor.

Carly Fiorina super PAC releases graphic video showing aborted fetus kicking its legs in defense of the presidential candidate's Planned Parenthood claims.  Carly for America have released a graphic undercover video showing an aborted fetus kicking its legs aimed at defending presidential candidate Fiorina's Planned Parenthood claims.  In the last Republican presidential debate, Carly Fiorina had dared Hillary Clinton and President Obama to watch one of the shocking clips shot at the abortion clinic.  Describing the videos at last week's debate, she said:  'Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.'

Fetal-Tissue Procurement Manager: The Baby, 'It Just Fell Out'.  In the latest undercover investigative video of Planed Parenthood, a tissue procurement manager reveals that in some abortions, particularly with women who've had several births, the aborted child just falls out of the birth canal intact, although "the whole point is not to have a live birth."  The procurement manager, Perrin Larton with Advanced BioScience Resources, also reveals that "most of the time it [the baby] is not intact," and adds that often the "abdomen is always ripped open" and the organs "just get ripped up," but when "we have a smooth portion of liver, we think that's good."  Advanced BioScience Resources (ABR) is one of the organizations that acquires human tissue, including that from aborted babies, and provides them to researchers, many of them funded by the National Institutes of Health, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Kickbacks and Murder.  The sickening series of videos from Center for Medical Progress continues apace.  Today we get a look at the regime of payments and kickbacks endemic in the baby parts marketplace and troubling questions are raised about outright murder. [...] If the baby "just fell out," it would seem that means a live-birth, which as Larton says, misses the whole point of having an abortion.  The implication is clear, that the attending abortionist killed a baby that was very much alive and very much outside the mother.  The technical term for that is 'murder.'

7th Planned Parenthood Video Exposes Illegal Partial-Birth Abortion Activity.  So far, the undercover videos by The Center for Medical Progress have revealed that Planned Parenthood is illegally profiting from the sale of fetal body parts, a felony.  Now, there is substantial evidence the abortion provider is manipulating its procedures and performing illegal partial-birth abortions in order to ensure the fetuses come out intact for sale.  Due to the illegal profit incentive, Planned Parenthood stands to make much more money from delivering intact, whole fetuses.  The new video released Wednesday [8/19/2015] shows Planned Parenthood leadership and its affiliates explaining precisely how they modify the process to get these intact fetuses — it doesn't get much more incriminating than that.

Man accused of beating 4-month-old son to death while driving due in court on murder charge.  A man accused of beating his 4-month-old son to death while driving is due in court [8/10/2015].

Fifth Planned Parenthood Video Released — Offering Sales of "Intact Babies".  It was suspected the undercover video's contained discussion of Planned Parenthood discussing "fully intact fetuses", which would be prima facie evidence of born alive infants.  This disturbing aspect prompted a biotech company, Stem Express, to file a motion with a federal judge to block any further video release.

New Video Shows Planned Parenthood Discussing Selling Intact Aborted Babies.  A video just released by the Center for Medical Progress taken undercover in Texas shows a Planned Parenthood research director discussing the sale of whole intact aborted babies to a company that resells them to medical researchers.  David Daleiden, head of Center for Medical Progress, claims this is clear evidence of criminal wrongdoing on the part of Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood video reveals babies may be born alive and then killed.  In the fourth and most startling undercover Planned Parenthood video from the Center for Medical Progress, Dr. Savita Ginde of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) admits that about 10 percent of their second trimester babies are born "intact" before the abortion procedure is done.  In an interview with CNN, CMP leader, David Daleiden, explained why StemExpress, a biotech company that partners with Planned Parenthood, is trying to suppress the release of more video tapes.

Deception or Truth About Planned Parenthood Body Parts Sale?  The counterattack against [Planned Parenthood]'s critics attempts to cast the debate as one in which the right to abortion or even research with fetal tissue is being called into question.  But the Planned Parenthood videos are shocking because they reveal the barbarism of late-term abortion procedures used on infants that could possibly survive outside the womb and the callous way in which abortion mills profit from them.  The issue here isn't the future of Roe v. Wade or medical research, but the reality of a practice that rightly strikes most Americans as equivalent to infanticide.

You Don't Need To be Religious To Believe Abortion Is Wrong.  The horrific tragedy of Michelle Wilkins losing her unborn child exposes our intuitions on moral and judicial truths.  The young Colorado woman, seven months pregnant, was attacked in March in a false Craigslist meet-up and left for dead after her unborn daughter, whom she named Aurora, was cut from her body.  Thankfully, Michelle survived the brutal attack.  Sadly, her daughter did not.  What makes this heartbreaking crime even more appalling is that according to Colorado law, there was only one victim in this attack.  Yet our intuitions tell us that Aurora was also a victim.  Religious belief is not required to see that the law should have acknowledged the taking of this unborn girl's life.  The same conclusion, by the same means, can be reached concerning all unborn human life.

A New Dark Age.  Set aside the legality of what Nucatola describes.  Do Americans want hundreds of millions of tax dollars provided to an organization that harvests and sells the body parts of aborted babies as a potentially lucrative sideline business?  Do Americans want to be associated in any way with an organization with the moral mindset exhibited by Nucatola?  That Americans were stunned by those tapes is undeniable.  People are not faking their moral revulsion.  Indeed, "pro-abortion rights" Democrats are hiding in the weeds because they rightly sense that the disgust is widespread and genuine.  Yet there are questions raised by what these tapes reveal that apply to all of us.  Were we really in the dark?  Were we unaware that 55 million unborn have been killed since Roe, many by such crushing methods as described by Nucatola?

House To Vote on 20-Week Abortion Pain Bill, Timed With Gosnell Murder Conviction Anniversary.  The House of Representatives will vote on a bill next week that would ban abortions past the fifth month of pregnancy.  The timing of the vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would coincide with the second anniversary of the murder conviction of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was found guilty of killing three babies who survived abortion procedures and of negligence in the death of a patient.

Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns.  A Utah woman who pleaded guilty to killing six of her newborn babies and hiding their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison Monday [4/20/2015] in a case that drew national attention and sent shockwaves through her quiet community.

Meet the Real Abortion Extremists.  Colorado legislatures are so zealously committed to abortion, they will not even criminalize killers who cut babies out of their mothers' wombs against their wishes.  That is not some hypothetical, of course — that just happened.

Meet The Real Abortion Extremists.  The bill, which Senate Democrats oppose, was drafted in reaction to a grisly case in Longmont, Colorado, where a seven-month pregnant Michelle Wilkins was attacked and left for dead after her baby was cut out of her womb by an attacker.  The mother survived; her baby — who the family says was named "Aurora" — did not.  The district attorney was unable to charge the perpetrator with murder because the coroner concluded the baby was not alive outside the womb, even though, without any violent interference, more than 90 percent of babies born after 27 weeks survive.  The truth is that pro-choice advocates don't want district attorneys prosecuting people for killing fetuses because it sets up two dangerous debates.  First, the act of humanizing unborn babies that women want to keep means humanizing unborn babies others do not want to keep.  Aurora got a name, but the other third-trimester babies disposed of aren't as fortunate.

Father of toddler killed in NYC restaurant bathroom says mom was 'sick'.  The father of the 20-month-old boy who died after his mother allegedly killed him in the bathroom of a Manhattan restaurant says he's "heartbroken" but wants people to have sympathy for Latisha Fisher, who was charged on Tuesday with second-degree murder.

Rand Challenges Press: Ask DNC Head 'If It's Okay To Kill A 7-Pound Baby In The Uterus'.  A Republican presidential candidate did something new and refreshing when challenged on his abortion views by the press:  he threw it back in the face of the Democrats.  When quizzed on his about his views on abortion, Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul avoided the gotcha game and told NH1 reporter Paul Steinhauser to ask DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz if it was okay to "kill a 7-pound baby in the uterus."

Indiana woman jailed for "feticide".  When Purvi Patel showed up in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center's maternity ward, bleeding and showing a protruding umbilical cord, Dr. Kelly McGuire immediately knew something was wrong.  "There should have been a baby at the end of the umbilical cord," he testified in an Indiana court room.  McGuire, who is obligated to report cases of suspected child abuse, called the police, he told PRI.  Informed that officials were heading to her home, Patel told her doctors that she'd had a miscarriage and had left her stillborn fetus in a dumpster behind a shopping center.

Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say.  The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not "actual persons" and do not have a "moral right to life".  The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born.  The journal's editor, Prof Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, said the article's authors had received death threats since publishing the article.  He said those who made abusive and threatening posts about the study were "fanatics opposed to the very values of a liberal society".

Advocates for infanticide astounded that people want them to die.  Although the authors (Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva) apparently prefer the term 'after-birth abortion.'  Seems that calling it that helps distract one from the thought that you're on the record for advocating no-fooling baby killing.

Prosecutors: No murder charge for Colorado woman accused of cutting baby from woman's womb.  Prosecutors say a Colorado woman accused of luring an expectant mother to a basement and cutting the baby from her belly will not be charged with murder.

A Woman Accused of Removing a 7-Month Baby From a Mother's Womb Is Not Being Charged With Murder.  The decision not to charge a Colorado woman with murder for the death of an unborn seven-month-old baby has reinvigorated a debate over when states should legally recognize a fetus as a human being.  Dynel Lane, the woman accused of cutting and removing a seven-month-old baby from a mother's body, will not face murder charges, the Boulder County District Attorney's Office said on Thursday [3/26/2015].

The loud last gasp that should be heard around the world.  If only the "loud last gasp" of the 7-month-old unborn baby ripped out of her mother's womb in Colorado last week would end for once and for all the fallacious argument that a human baby is only a fetus while still in her mother's womb.  Then her moment's-long life would have saved millions of innocent children slaughtered by abortions that have become commonplace since the law birthed by Roe vs. Wade.  The baby girl was murdered in the most heinous and shocking of crimes and the law of the land that so callously identified her as a fetus can never justify her murder.

Woman who lost her baby after fetus was cut from her womb by Craigslist attacker is released from hospital.  A woman who lost her unborn baby girl after the fetus was cut from her womb in a brutal attack by a stranger has been released from hospital, her family said on Wednesday [3/25/2015].  Michelle Wilkins, 26, was seven-months pregnant when she responded to a Craigslist ad for maternity clothes in Longmont, Colorado last week.  She was stabbed and had her fetus ripped out allegedly by 34-year-old Dynel Lane.  Miss Wilkins had been treated at Longmont United Hospital.  In a statement, her family said:  'Today marks a week since the brutal attack that nearly cost Michelle her life and ended that of her soon to be born baby Aurora.

Colorado woman allegedly stabbed, removed baby from pregnant woman's womb.  A 34-year-old Colorado woman was accused stabbing a pregnant woman in the stomach and removing her baby, while the victim was at the suspect's home to buy baby clothes advertised on Craigslist, police said.  Officers were called to the home Wednesday [3/18/2015] and found the 26-year-old woman stabbed and beaten.  The woman was seven months pregnant, Longmont police Cmdr. Jeff Satur told the Daily Times-Call.  Dynel Lane, 34, took the baby to the hospital, saying she had a miscarriage, authorities said.  The baby did not survive.

Majority Republicans should ban Obama from allowing partial-birth abortions.  If there is one subject that should not be left for the deceitful 'debate' of self-serving, bankrupt-of-morals politicians, it's protecting the lives of unborn children.  Any possible 'debate' on abortion came to a loud and grinding halt when technology proved for once and for all that babies are not the convenient so-called 'fetuses' that give rise to the selfish "My body, my choice" alibi but thumb-sucking infants, photographed as irrefutable proof in their mother's wombs.

Not even babies' screams stop politicians from allowing late pregnancy abortions.  They ought to rename the Republican Party that gained majority control of both the House and Senate in November's midterm elections only to turn around and renege on campaign promises immediately after being sworn in, the Pontius Pilate Party, PPP for short.  No other name better suits a party that staged an 11th-hour revolt against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the 20-week abortion ban that had already got a green light in the last Congress with overwhelming GOP support.

Republicans Unanchored.  This past week, the national media and the Republican base both scratched their collective heads perplexed by the un-anchoring of the Republican Party.  The climax came last Wednesday night, 12 hours before pro-life supporters gathered en masse in Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life.  Republicans had promised to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  They passed the legislation in 2013, but Senate Democrats then blocked it.  The legislation would prevent most abortions after five months of pregnancy because most scientists agree children can, by that point in their development, feel pain.  It seems cruel to kill a child, in sometimes gruesome ways, when the child can feel it.

House GOP abruptly drops plans to debate abortion bill after backlash.  In an embarrassing setback, House Republicans abruptly decided Wednesday to drop planned debate of a bill criminalizing virtually all late-term abortions after objections from GOP women and other lawmakers left them short of votes.

Convicted Murderer Abortion Doctor Gosnell Loses Appeals.  The United States Supreme Court has shut down an attempt by Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell to appeal his conviction and get out of the plea deal that allowed him to avoid the death penalty.

Controversial Oklahoma City-area abortion doctor arrested after undercover investigation.  A longtime abortion doctor was arrested Tuesday morning [12/9/2014] at his clinic after an undercover investigation.  Dr. Nareshkumar Patel, 62, is accused of obtaining money by false pretenses three times since June at his Warr Acres clinic, Outpatient Services for Women.  Patel is most known for once burning aborted fetuses in a field.  An Oklahoma County judge authorized his arrest Monday.  Prosecutors have 10 days to file a charge.

Not only did Obama lose, but so did abortion.  So how did I become a pro-lifer, the most controversial position I have ever taken?  Just about all my conclusions about any issue have come from fact-based reporting.  On this one, practically everyone I knew was pro-choice, but I became curious when more physicians — not pro-lifers, doctors — became involved in prenatal care.  During my research, I read such standard texts as "The Unborn Patient: Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment," by Michael R. Harrison, Mitchell S. Globus and Roy A. Gilly.  They wrote:  "The concept that the fetus is a patient, an individual whose maladies are a proper subject for medical treatment as well as scientific observation, is alarmingly modern.  "Only now are we beginning to consider the fetus seriously, medically, legally and ethically."  But in neither this nor other medical textbooks was God mentioned.

Kermit Gosnell reminds of the necessity of bearing witness to truth.  According to the grand jury report that advanced Gosnell's murder conviction, he "regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy — and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors," as did his employees.  The grand jury faulted seemingly indifferent government officials who "literally licensed Gosnell's criminally dangerous behavior" by refusing "to treat abortion clinics as ambulatory surgical facilities."  Their inaction was action, and a reminder that morality is a choice when otherwise ordinary people commit appalling acts, as in Nazi Germany.

Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found inside home.  Investigators believe that Meagan Huntsman, 39, who lived in the Pleasant Grove home until 2011, gave birth to the babies before killing them at various times between 1996 and 2006.  The Salt Lake Tribune reported that police were called to the house Saturday by Huntsman's ex-husband, who had discovered the body of a newborn infant who appeared to be at full term.  Police obtained a search warrant for the house and discovered the bodies of six more babies packed in boxes in the garage.

7 Babies Found Dead in Utah Home; Woman Arrested.  A woman has been arrested on six counts of murder after authorities found the bodies of seven infants packed into separate cardboard boxes at a home in Utah, police said.  Police arrested Megan Huntsman, 39, of Pleasant Grove, on Saturday [4/12/2014] following a gruesome discovery at a residence formerly occupied by the woman who they say moved out in 2011.

The Dark Side of the Sebelius Legacy.  During Sebelius's six years as governor, women came from 48 states and points beyond to have late-term abortions in Kansas.  They came not because Kansas had uniquely liberal abortion laws.  They came because Sebelius was uniquely hostile to the law's enforcement.  The state's most efficient practitioner of this dubious art, the late Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, boasted on his website of having "more experience in late abortion services with fetuses over 24 weeks than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere."  What Tiller's website did not say is that during the six years of Sebelius's reign as governor, he ended the lives of thousands of healthy babies ready to be born, in full violation of state law.

The Gosnell Movie: 'America's Biggest Serial Killer'.  Three crusading filmmakers intent on doing stories that no one else will touch have moved on from a truth-telling documentary about natural-gas extraction to a planned TV movie about the man they've dubbed "America's worst serial killer."  By the looks of it, plenty of people want the movie to be made.  Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney, and Magda Segieda have taken to the crowdfunding site Indiegogo to engage the public to support their new movie about abortionist Kermit Gosnell.  And the audience they claim will fund a film about a well-to-do abortionist, who ended the lives of perhaps thousands of babies over a 30-year period, has already donated more than $149,800 to the just-launched effort.

'Gosnell' movie will depict 'America's biggest serial killer'.  The mainstream media ignored the horrific abortion case, and a giant fundraiser tried at the last minute to censor the movie about Kermit Gosnell, but a project to bring the story to screens around the country is moving ahead this weekend with a public campaign to raise $2.1 million.

US judge strikes Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban.  A federal judge Friday struck down Arkansas' attempt to ban most abortions beginning 12 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, saying viability, not a heartbeat, remains the key factor in determining whether abortions should be allowed.

Partial-Birth Abortion Pioneer Ordered to Shut Clinic.  On the eve of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, notorious partial birth abortion pioneer Martin Haskell was ordered by the state of Ohio to shut down his Cincinnati-area abortion business on or before February 4.  Haskell failed to meet Ohio's medical standards as he was unable to obtain a transfer agreement with area hospitals to handle all cases of abortion complications against the mother.

Abortionist Who Kept 36 Bags of Aborted Babies in Storage Unit Found Dead.  Authorities say an abortionist with a history of tax evasion, botched abortions, and unusual disposal of aborted babies has died.  Police found the body of Dr. Joseph Booker Jr., 69, at his home Thursday night [11/21/2013] after relatives complained they could not reach him.  Investigators said Booker suffered a stroke and drowned in his shower in his Madison, Mississippi, home.

Late-Term Abortionist Invites Mother to Hold Aborted Baby.  An interview published at The Hairpin gives a disturbing exchange between a late-term abortionist and an interviewer who discuss the new documentary After Tiller, and a scene in which the late-term abortionist encourages the mother to "hold" her aborted baby, and take home its footprints and a "memory box," as if it were a baby that suffered a normal infant death.

Kermit Gosnell Says He Is "Spiritually Innocent".  Talking publicly for the first time since his trial and conviction on three counts of murder, one count of involuntary manslaughter and more than 200 counts of violating Pennsylvania's Abortion Control Act, Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell insists he is "spiritually innocent."

The female holocaust.  Preema, a young woman from a rural village in southern India, is the 12th daughter born to her parents.  Yet, she has no older sisters.  Each time Preema's mother became pregnant and gave birth to a girl, she and her husband killed the newborn — disappointed it hadn't been a boy.  After 12 births, Preema (not her real name), was the only girl they allowed to live. [...] The gruesome practice of sex selection by abortion and infanticide is rampant in India, driven by a strong cultural preference for boys.  The problem has only gotten worse in recent years.

America is only 1 of 4 countries to allow abortions post-viability.
Abortion Nation.  It's easy to become inured to the state of abortion in the United States, but every so often someone sends a shock to the system.  In a new book about the history of Roe, Abuse of Discretion, lawyer Clarke Forsythe combs through the historical record of the Supreme Court's decision, from case files to personal papers, to show exactly how pell-mell the verdict was.  And in the course of all this he highlights how out-of-the-norm America's abortion regime is.

New documentary profiles the four U.S. doctors who still perform third-trimester abortions.  A new documentary called "After Tiller" explores the lives and motivations of the four doctors who still perform third-trimester abortions in America. [...] The film, which will be released in New York City on Sept. 20, examines what makes these four physicians choose to perform a controversial procedure that only 10 percent of Americans think should be legal in the first place, placing them in the middle of a virulent political debate that leaves them in constant fear for their lives.

The Editor says...
Serial killers should live in constant fear of their lives, and in even greater fear of what's going to happen after they die.

Students Sign Petition to 'Abort' Babies After Birth.  Welcome to George Mason University where some students believe fourth trimester abortion, aka infanticide or "post birth" abortion, should be legal. [...] Earlier this year Florida Planned Parenthood lobbyist Alisa LaPolt Snow argued for infanticide and said the decision to give a baby who survives an abortion medical care should be up to the mother and her doctor.  In other words, she argued it was okay for a baby born alive to be left to die on the operating table.

Dewhurst: I'll pass the late-term abortion ban.  In an exclusive* Hot Air interview, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst of Texas insists that the attempt to hijack the legislative process by pro-abortion activists this week will not stop the state from passing a limitation on late-term abortions and requirements for clinics to meet the same standards as other ambulatory surgical centers. Dewhurst also says that his office is reviewing the security tapes from the demonstration that derailed the bill at the end of the regular session, and that arrests may be made for inciting a riot — including perhaps some members of the media.

Probation, work-release given in infant's slaying.  A woman who killed her newborn son in 2009 was sentenced on Monday [6/10/2013] to eight years' probation and 200 days of work-release in the Pima County jail.  Denise Pesqueira pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and child abuse in the death of the baby.

Cuomo To Propose Bill Allowing For Abortions After 24 Weeks Of Pregnancy.  An abortion battle could be brewing in Albany, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to propose a major change to abortion laws in New York State.

Megyn Kelly Outraged by Abortion Doctor's Attorney: "He Murdered Babies!"  America Live's Megyn Kelly was fired up like we've never seen her before in an interview with Gosnell attorney, Jack McMahon.

Pearl Gosnell gets seven to 23 months.  Pearl Gosnell portrayed herself as another victim of her husband's convincing, charismatic manipulation.  The judge saw things differently and sentenced her to seven to 23 months in prison Wednesday for choosing to be Kermitt Gosnell's "partner in this foul organization masquerading as a medical clinic."

Maryland Abortionist Who Stored 35 Frozen Aborted Babies Loses License.  The Maryland Board of Physicians has permanently revoked the license of abortionist Nicola I. Riley.  In a blistering order issued May 6th, Riley was prohibited from ever again applying for licensure or reinstatement of her license.

Second 'house of horrors' abortion clinic [...] is investigated in Texas.  A second 'house of horrors' abortion clinic is being investigated in Texas, just days after Dr Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of murdering newborns at his Philadelphia termination center.  Houston doctor Douglas Karpen is accused by four former employees of delivering live fetuses during third-trimester abortions and killing them by either snipping their spinal cord, stabbing a surgical instrument into their heads or 'twisting their heads off their necks with his own bare hands'.

The Magic Gosnell Moment.  The Magic Gosnell Moment (MGM) occurs at that instant when a blob of cells that's part of a woman's body suddenly turns into the woman's daughter — the amorphous blob in an instant reforming into a human being.  That moment occurs when the last bit of the blob exits the blob's owner's womb.  Abortion advocates have worshiped at the altar of the MGM for decades.  Without the MGM, women might ask why it's okay to kill their children if the children are young enough.  But so long as children aren't children until they're born, there's no problem with killing blobs of cells.

9 of 12 Jurors in Gosnell Trial Are 'Pro-Choice'.  According to Philadelphia local affiliate NBC 10, nine of the 12 jurors reaching a verdict in the trial of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell are "pro-choice."  The jury today [5/13/2013] found Gosnell guilty of third-degree murder in three instances of killing babies born alive during abortions by snipping their spinal cords with surgical scissors.

Murdered Thousands, Convicted for Three: The Kermit Gosnell Verdict.  Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted yesterday on three counts of first-degree murder, not to mention a slew of other charges, including involuntary manslaughter (for the death of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar), infanticide, and abortions past Pennsylvania's legal limit.  One prosecutor is reported to have burst into tears upon hearing the verdict.

Gosnell Did What Many Bioethicists Advocate.  Infanticide has been actively promoted as moral and ethical for years among the world's most famous bioethicists, most notoriously by Princeton's Peter Singer.  Indeed, absent the sanitation issues, fetal body parts in jars, and method of killing, I am not sure exactly how Gosnell's acts differed in kind from "after-birth abortion," advocacy for which takes place regularly in the world's most prominent and influential medical and bioethics journals.  Indeed, the Oxford-based Journal of Medical Ethics just published a special issue dedicated to debating the pros and cons of infanticide.

Gosnell Is Not an Aberration.  A jury in Pennsylvania has convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell of three counts of murder, one count of involuntary manslaughter, and several counts of performing illegal late-term abortions at his facility in West Philadelphia.  Gosnell is eligible for the death sentence, an end that would be as close to justice as earthly powers can mete out in this episode.  The English language does not contain a word sufficient for describing the crimes of Kermit Gosnell; "murder" will do, but only for legal purposes.

Convicted Pa. abortion doctor gets life in prison.  A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies born alive at his grimy clinic was spared a possible death sentence Tuesday [5/14/2013] in a deal with prosecutors.

Gosnell jury saw the truth.  And so, what Jack McMahon audaciously called a racist prosecution, wherein a black man was being called to account for ending the lives of countless nameless black babies, has ended in a righteous verdict:  guilty, guilty, and again, guilty.  Three lives vindicated with three words, uttered after months of testimony and evidence that makes you want to turn your face away.  But we looked, and we understood that here was madness and evil, not racism.

Philly Abortion Doc Guilty in 3 Babies' Deaths.  An abortion doctor was convicted Monday of first-degree murder and could face execution in the deaths of three babies who were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy, "house of horrors" clinic.

'House of Horrors' abortionist found guilty of three first-degree murder charges.  A late-term abortionist accused of killing four babies and a patient at a 'House of Horrors' clinic has been found guilty of three first-degree murder charges by a Philadelphia jury.  Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, who ran the now-shuttered Women's Medical Society Clinic, had been charged with four counts of capital murder in the deaths of babies whose spinal cords he was accused of snipping to bring about their deaths.

Priest to Hold Memorial Service for Babies Killed in Gosnell Clinic.  Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, has planned a memorial service Wednesday [5/8/2013] for the deceased infants retrieved from the clinic of Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist who is on trial for the murder of a patient and babies born alive during abortion procedures.

Priest conducts Catholic service to name 45 aborted babies found in Gosnell clinic.  "People have names, people deserve names.  The name expresses the person.  The name recognizes that there is a person there." said Father Frank Pavone during the 30-minute service in the New York chapel of Priests for Life, the Catholic Church's largest pro-life activist group.  "Who are these children, and whose are these children?" Father Pavone asked.  "Are they medical waste or are they our brothers and sisters?"

Gosnell 'Story' Not New, Babies Born Alive [have been] Left to Die for Years.  Following the decriminalization of abortion by Roe v. Wade in 1973, the brutality of abortion and the unsanitary conditions of abortion clinics have remained suppressed by the media.  In fact, pro-life activist Nancy Creger says that what Kermit Gosnell has been doing at his clinic in Philadelphia, had been happening for years elsewhere.

'It Will Expire Shortly After Birth'.  Yesterday [4/28/2013], Americans had a close encounter with late-term abortion, with the release of an undercover video from a group called Live Action, showing a woman at 23 weeks being assured by a worker at Dr. Emily's Women's Health Center in the Bronx that the clinic does such things, every day.  She is told that if the baby is delivered alive, there are jars and there is toxic solution, the baby won't live long.  What consolation.

More evil than Nazi Germany.  Kermit Gosnell is on trial for multiple counts of murder in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — several live babies and at least one adult woman.  For decades, Gosnell ran a hellish yet very profitable death mill in the inner-city while local, state and federal officials looked the other way.  The story is beyond scandalous.  It is the epitaph of post-modern America.

Skipping 'Controversial Stings' of the Left.  The Washington Post reported something surprising on April 29 — a hidden-camera expose by pro-life advocates. [...] Live Action also released an expose of another abortion clinic, Dr. Emily's Women's Health Center in the Bronx.  The Live Action mother in that video asked what happens if a child is accidentally born during an attempt at a late-term abortion.  An unnamed staffer advised on the video to "flush" the baby down the toilet if he or she was delivered at home before the final stage of the two- or three-day abortion procedure."

Videos fuel surging debate on abortion.  New undercover videos of abortion professionals explaining late-term abortions, coupled with states passing strict abortion laws and a horror-show abortion criminal case, are keeping abortion at the top of the news — an unexpected development after the nation re-elected its most vocal pro-choice president.

Gosnell's abortion atrocities no 'aberration'.  "If I talk, maybe people will make sure it won't happen again."  That's what 20-year-old Desiree Hawkins told me last week as she recounted the horror of visiting abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell in December 2009.  The jury in Gosnell's trial for the alleged murders of multiple babies and one woman heard closing arguments Monday afternoon [4/29/2013], but they won't hear from Hawkins.  Hawkins was forced to relive the nightmare of Gosnell's house of horrors when she was contacted by a Drug Enforcement Administration agent this year.  The agent told her that one of the severed feet found in jars at the clinic belonged to her aborted baby.

Are there more abortion doctors like Kermit Gosnell? And do we want to know?.  An antiabortion activist appears to have videotaped a counselor at a Bronx clinic laughingly advising her not to trouble herself with the particulars of the late-term abortion that the woman, who was 23 weeks pregnant, said she wanted.  What if the baby were born alive at home once the process was set in motion?  "If it comes out, then it comes out; flush it," a counselor at the Dr. Emily Women's Health Center answered the undercover activist on the tape.  She'd been working at the clinic for nearly 11 years, she said — since she was only 16.

How Abortion Has Changed America.  Let's be clear that pro-aborts and pro-lifers differ on far more than technicalities about when life begins.  They differ about what life is.  In the state of Pennsylvania, where Gosnell was doing his dirty business, abortion is legal until the developing child is 24 weeks — 6 months — old.  Among Gosnell's many transgressions was performing abortions after 24 weeks.  But Planned Parenthood, and their guest speaker, our president, oppose that 24-week limit.  They believe abortion should be legal until the child is born.

Anti-abortion group releases videos of clinic workers discussing live births.  An antiabortion group that mounted a six-month undercover investigation has released videos this week that raise questions about what might happen to a baby as a result of an unsuccessful abortion.  One video features a D.C. doctor, Cesare Santangelo, who said that in the unlikely event that an abortion resulted in a live birth, "we would not help it."  Santangelo was answering repeated questions from an undercover operative about what would happen, hypothetically, if she gave birth after an unsuccessful abortion.

Abortion doctors are trying to portray themselves as the victims:
DC abortion doctor: Pro-lifers with video cameras are 'terrorists'.  Cesare Santangelo, the D.C. abortion doctor who told a pro-life activist that he wouldn't help a baby born alive as a result of a failed abortion, described the group that recorded the conversation as "terrorism."  "I don't like to feed into these people," Santangelo told The Washington Post to explain why he hasn't watched the recording of his interview with a Live Action activist.  "I really consider them terrorists."

Gosnell Isn't Alone: Live Action Goes Inside The Late-Term Abortion Industry.  Live Action has released a new video after a six-month investigation exposing how Gosnell isn't alone when it comes to committing infanticide.  In the video, it states that forty-one percent of all New York pregnancies end in abortion, and a baby born in the Bronx is just as likely to be aborted as born.  A Live Action investigator asks about obtaining a late-term abortion at the Dr. Emily's Women Health Center in the Bronx.  The woman giving advice at this clinic started working there at 16, and said — while laughing — to "just do it" when the investigator pressed her on the grisly details.  To make a long story short, they're talking about using a vacuum to suck out a six-month old baby, which falls apart during the procedure.

Tenn. Woman Gets 51 Years in Newborn Twin Deaths.  A Tennessee woman convicted of murdering her newborn twins was sentenced Friday [4/26/2013] to a minimum of 51  years in prison, despite her family pleading with the judge who said he found the 26-year-old untruthful and selfish.

Gosnell's horrors & our abortion war.  Without calling a single witness, the defense yesterday rested in the cast of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist facing five counts of murder.  That's one count of murder for allegedly killing a woman who came to his "Women's Medical Society" in search of a late-term abortion, his specialty.  And four counts for infants allegedly delivered and born alive, then callously murdered in cold blood as they fought for life.

Barbarism in Philadelphia.  Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who is on trial in Philadelphia for doping one patient to death and killing seven fetuses born alive.  He doubtless seems a worthy candidate for death row.  Dr. Gosnell, after all, is a monster. [...] Dr. Gosnell was merciless killer, willing to perform abortions at any stage of pregnancy.  He routinely induced labor in women more than six months pregnant and then cut the spines of their breathing newborns.  This was Gosnell's "standard procedure," according to the grand jury report.  "These killings became so routine," in fact, "that no one could put an exact number on them."

NARAL Pro-Choice President: 'We Were The First Out Of The Gate To Call Attention' To Gosnell Case.  NARAL Pro-Choice President Ilyse Hogue appeared on MSNBC on Monday [4/29/2013] where she claimed that her organization was "the first" to draw attention to the case of the late-term abortion provider Kermit Gosnell who is accused of murdering several infants born alive.  Hogue contended that Gosnell was allowed to operate as a result of the actions of pro-life groups which advocated for restrictions on abortion that drove reputable practitioners in Pennsylvania out of business.

The Editor says...
Really?  This page includes an extensive collection of news articles about the Gosnell case.  I've been following this story quite closely, and until now I haven't heard anything about NARAL comments on the matter.

Gosnell's Attorney: 'Ludicrous' 'To Say a Baby is Born Alive 'Because It Moves One Time'.  The defense attorney for late-term abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who is on trial for murdering babies who survived abortions, told a Philadelphia court today that it is "ludicrous" to claim that "a baby is born alive because it moves one time without any other movement."  The judge in the case today [4/23/2013] threw out three of the eight murder charges against Gosnell.

Judge tosses three murder counts against Kermit Gosnell.  After hearing impassioned arguments from attorneys on both sides of the Kermit Gosnell capital-murder trial Tuesday [4/23/2013], a Philadelphia judge threw out three of the seven first-degree murder charges Gosnell faced for allegedly killing fetuses born alive at his abortion clinic.  Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Minehart also tossed out all five counts against Gosnell accusing him of corpse abuse for storing the feet of aborted fetuses in plastic containers in his now closed Women's Medical Society clinic.

The bottom of the slippery slope in Philadelphia.  By the findings adduced in grand jury testimony, Kermit Gosnell stands convicted of monsterhood.  He treated his patients badly and routinely killed live infants who to his great inconvenience survived their trip down the birth canal.  "These killings," the grand jury said, "became so routine that no one could put an exact number on them."  Most of the women are black, as the doctor is, and this is why the mainstream media ignored the trial until pressured to take notice.

Barack Obama's misplaced, blind faith in abortion doctors.  President Obama is well known to have voted against the Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act (BAIPA) four times between 2001 and 2003, when he was an Illinois state senator.  One of the two companion bills to BAIPA, which Obama also opposed, required that abortionists provide "reasonable measures consistent with good medical practice" to abortion survivors, and further, that abortionists try to anticipate botches and plan to have a second physician present if there was a "reasonable likelihood" that the abortion would result "in a live born child."  Obama was the sole Illinois state senator to speak against Senate Bill 1663 on the Illinois Senate floor on April 4, 2002.

Eric Holder is playing dumb.
Holder Doesn't Know If Anyone Ever Prosecuted Under Born Alive Infant Protection Act.  Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday [5/15/2013] he did not know whether there has been even one prosecution under the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.  "Have you ever enforced this law even one time?" Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) asked Holder during a House Judiciary Committee hearing after referencing abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted of three counts of first degree counts murder in the deaths of three babies whose spinal cords were severed after they were born alive.  "I don't know," Holder replied.

Black's Law Dictionary, 1991, page 184.
Black's Law Dictionary, 1991, page 184.

Gosnell Employee: I Saw Ten Babies Breathe Before They Were Killed.  The final prosecution witness against Kermit Gosnell, the abortion doctor on trial for the capital murder of seven babies and one adult patient, was Kareema Cross, a former employee of Gosnell's.  Thursday [4/18/2013] Cross testified that she saw ten babies breathe before Gosnell killed them.

Gosnell Trial Witness: Baby Abortion Survivor Was 'Swimming' in Toilet 'Trying to Get Out'.  On the last day of testimony before the prosecution rests in the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, a former worker at Gosnell's clinic testified that she saw one late-term baby who survived an abortion "swimming" in a toilet and "trying to get out."  Kareema Cross, a "medical assistant" who worked at Gosnell's Women's Medical Society clinic for four-and-a-half years, testified in a Philadelphia court today, telling of the horrors of babies who survived abortions only to have their necks snipped with scissors.

Gosnell gave patients STDs via contaminated instruments; tossed breathing infant into shoebox.  Every day, more horrifying details emerge in the Kermit Gosnell trial.  As you read the following, remember:  The mainstream media still doesn't understand why anybody thinks this is an important news story.

Grand Jury: Abortionist Murdered 'Hundreds' of Children.  Two recent cases of mass murder — one gaining a great deal of national media attention, the other very little — both specifically targeted children.

Kermit Gosnell and abortion's darkest side.  Many prominent Democratic politicians oppose any meaningful restrictions on late-term abortions.  President Obama, as a state senator, fought a law that would have protected live infants accidentally delivered during an abortion.  Sen. Barbara Boxer once said that constitutional rights begin when you bring the baby home from the hospital.  Prosecutors almost never try to enforce violations of late-term abortion laws, in part because the Supreme Court says any abortion is constitutional if the mother's psychological health would be endangered by continuing the pregnancy.  Regardless, Gosnell isn't only being charged with performing illegal late-term abortions.  He's being charged with delivering viable babies and killing them.

Black's Law Dictionary, 1991, page 1566.
Black's Law Dictionary, 1991, page 1566.

PA Abortion Clinic Worker: I Saw 10 Babies Breathe.  A former abortion clinic worker has capped the murder trial of her former boss with testimony that she saw more than 10 babies breathe before they were killed.  Kareema Cross is the final prosecution witness against Dr. Kermit Gosnell.  She says she saw the babies' chests move but was told by Gosnell they were not breathing.  She also says she saw three babies move their arms and legs and heard a fourth give a soft whine.

58 horrific details from the Kermit Gosnell trial that you do not want to read.  [#14]  One of the babies was reportedly moving and breathing for 20 minutes before an employee cut the spinal cord [according to the] Report of the Grand Jury XXIII MISC. NO.0009901-2008 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania.

Back-Alley Abortion Never Ended.  According to the grand jury, Gosnell's method of "abortion" in these late-term cases was infanticide, plain and simple.  He or an untrained staffer would induce labor, deliver the baby alive, and then perform the procedure they called by the chilling euphemism "snipping" — slashing the infant to death with scissors to the neck and spine.  "Over the years, there were hundreds of 'snippings,'" the grand jury found.  But bodies had been disposed of and files destroyed, so the evidence was sufficient to prosecute in only seven cases.  One of those victims, a neonatologist testified, was a boy of "32 weeks, if not more, in gestational age."  That is, his mother had been at least 7½ months pregnant.

The Uncanny Union of Kermit and Miss Maggie.  Dr. Gosnell, who does not yet manifest fangs or green saliva, is on the hot seat after nearly 20 years of infant butchery — not because he terminated life, but because he became greedy, sloppy, and no longer abided by the rules of antiseptic human sacrifice.  Therefore, this elderly man, who would have been a credit to Dr. Mengele and his loathsome operating table, will be swallowed alive by two diverse modes of outrage:  the first by those horrified advocates of the pro-life position and the second by those Pro-Choicers who are indignant that the Good Doctor has given the technical aesthetic of therapeutic murder such a black eye.

Lawyer, judge erupt in anger in Gosnell trial.  "Based on the totality of the evidence ... you cannot testify to anyone that this fetus was born alive?" Gosnell lawyer Jack McMahon asked Medical Examiner Sam Gulino.  "No I cannot," replied Gulino.  Then Assistant District Attorney Edward Cameron flipped around McMahon's question:  "Can you think of any reason why the neck was severed if that baby was not born alive?"  Again, Gulino agreed.  McMahon tried to salvage his first answer, only to be interrupted by Cameron.

It's Not About Abortion — Except It Is.  This is how callous, desensitized, and deranged people can become when they believe babies aren't babies until — well, who knows — and as such can be disposed of.  It isn't too big of a philosophical leap to argue if society embraces the abortion of babies up to 24 weeks as legal, why isn't aborting a baby at 35 weeks?  Why not post-birth as the Romans did, if the baby was deformed or deemed unfit for society?

How to Murder the Innocent, Defenseless, and Undefended and Make Big Bucks Doing It!  If you are unaware of the trial taking place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of the abortion doctor (I use the term "doctor" loosely) Kermit Gosnell, I am not surprised.  Our feckless, spineless, corrupt and statist-driven media have done their best to sweep it all under the rug. [...] The police originally raided Dr. Gosnell's "House of Horrors" because he was overprescribing oxycontin — not because he was murdering infants.

Working Up to Auschwitz.  A demon has been revealed in twenty-first-century Philadelphia, and the three broadcast networks have been enforcing a policy of silence about the discovery.  So have most major newspapers. [...] But perhaps an even more telling reason for ignoring the Gosnell story is that among the terrible details is revealed the fact that many, many babies being aborted late-term survive the process — not just a tiny few, as pro-abortionists keep insisting.  And so these innocent little souls have to be murdered.  In Dr. Gosnell's clinic, typically by cutting their heads off.

Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Trial Should Be a Front-Page Story.  In Pennsylvania, most doctors won't perform abortions after the 20th week, many for health reasons, others for moral reasons.  Abortions after 24 weeks are illegal.  Until 2009, Gosnell reportedly performed mostly first and second trimester abortions.  But his clinic had come to develop a bad reputation, and could attract only women who couldn't get an abortion elsewhere, former employees have said.

Former worker testifies that Dr. Kermit Gosnell snipped the spines of moving babies following abortions at Philadelphia clinic.  Gosnell, who is charged with eight counts of murder, trained his employees to cut the necks of the aborted babies to sever their spinal cords, both [Ashley] Baldwin and Lynda Williams, another former employee, testified on Wednesday [4/10/2013].  Williams, who has already pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, testified that she saw her former boss snip the necks of more than 30 babies.

Gosnell Abortion Case: 'Baby Screamed During Live-Birth Abortion'.  If you haven't heard about the Gosnell abortion case, it's probably due to the media blackout.  In short, Kermit Gosnell was performing illegal abortions in Philadelphia.  His practice was a house of horrors.  Gosnell is charged with eight counts of murder, and allegedly kept the feet of fetuses preserved in jars.

Abortion clinic staffer gives grisly account of 'fetal demise' at trial.  A second Delaware woman who worked at Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Philadelphia abortion clinic testified Tuesday [4/9/2013] that it was "standard procedure" to snip the necks of any babies that were delivered after labor-inducing drugs were administered but before the abortion began.  Lynda Williams, 44, of Wilmington, said Gosnell taught her how to flip a baby over and snip its neck with a pair of scissors to ensure "fetal demise."

The most shocking news you won't see in the MSM today.  The murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell largely is being ignored by the mainstream media, even in the face of grisly testimony, such as what we heard yesterday. [...] The MSM cannot mentally deal with this trial either, mainly because they realize it exposes the logical destination of the euphemistically title "pro-choice" movement.

Abortion doctor on trial, but media not interested; pro-lifers see bias in Philadelphia case.  The trial details are nothing short of sensational:  A doctor accused of killing seven newborns and a young woman at a filthy Philadelphia clinic strewn with body parts and described as a "slaughterhouse."  It's big news in Philadelphia, but nationally, not so much.  The lack of coverage is a problem for a growing chorus of conservative and media critics, who allege that the scant national media attention can be attributed not to the courtroom drama but the politics of abortion.

Abortion clinic worker testifies in doctor's trial.  A Delaware woman who worked for abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell recalled hearing one child "screaming" after it was delivered alive during an abortion procedure at Gosnell's West Philadelphia clinic.  Sherry West, of Bear, said she was loyal to Gosnell — who is now facing multiple counts of murder for allegedly killing children after they were delivered alive at his clinic — but said the incident "really freaked me out."

Johns Hopkins's and Planned Parenthood's troubling extremism.  Recently in Florida, Alisa LaPolt Snow, representing Florida Planned Parenthood organizations, testified against a bill that would require abortionists to provide medical care to babies who survive attempted abortions.  Snow was asked:  "If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is struggling for life?"  Snow replied:  "We believe that any decision that's made should be left up to the woman, her family and the physician."

Planned Parenthood Rep Gives Chilling Testimony on "Post-Birth" Abortion.  Some legislators were shocked at what appeared to be an admission that Planned Parenthood is okay with allowing babies born alive during an abortion to be deprived of life-saving medical care.  Fox News reported that one of the lawmakers tried to pin Snow down on the abortion giant's position regarding a baby born alive while an abortionist was attempting to end his or her life.  "We believe that any decision that's made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician," Snow reiterated from her talking points — making it appear that Planned Parenthood's position is that an abortionist hasn't completed his mission until a baby dies, inside or outside the womb.

Work at Gosnell clinic took its toll, relative says.  [Elizabeth] Hampton was one of nine Gosnell employees charged after a county investigating grand jury report in January 2011 accused Gosnell of performing illegal late-term abortions at the clinic and killing babies born alive and viable.  Gosnell, 72, faces seven counts of first-degree murder in the case of the newborns and could be sentenced to death if the jury finds him guilty.

A House of Horrors in Philadelphia.  Over three decades, abortionist Kermit Gosnell and his staff dispensed death to thousands of unborn babies, born-alive babies, and at least two women.  Like the Governor, Gosnell kept trophies of his victims — bags and bottles holding aborted fetuses and fetus parts that were scattered throughout his squalid West Philly "clinic."  Gosnell is now on trial for the first-degree murder of seven newborn babies and the third degree murder of a mother who died after a botched abortion.

A lobbyist fails to distinguish between abortion and infanticide.
Did Planned Parenthood Just Endanger Abortion Rights?.  [Alisa LaPolt] Snow, a lobbyist representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, was in a challenging situation when she testified before the Florida legislature last week.  It was a hearing that took place as the same time abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell went on trial in Philadelphia — charged with murdering babies born alive in his clinic — and the Gosnell example was clearly on the mind of legislators.

Peggy Noonan Interrupts Blackout as Networks Continue to Ignore Abortionist's Trial.  The Big Three networks' morning and evening newscasts still haven't covered the murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell as of Monday morning [4/1/2013].  ABC, CBS, and NBC have maintained their coverage blackout despite the graphic witness testimony and the in-your-face courtroom antics of Dr. Gosnell's defense attorney during the first two weeks of the proceedings.  The Philadelphia physician is charged with murdering seven newborn children at his decrepit abortion facility.

Video: Planned Parenthood Official Argues for Right to Post-Birth Abortion.  Florida legislators considering a bill to require abortionists to provide medical care to an infant who survives an abortion were shocked during a committee hearing this week when a Planned Parenthood official endorsed a right to post-birth abortion.  Alisa LaPolt Snow, the lobbyist representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, testified that her organization believes the decision to kill an infant who survives a failed abortion should be left up to the woman seeking an abortion and her abortion doctor.

'After Tiller' gives voice to US abortion doctors.  Forty years after the legalization of abortion in the United States, just four doctors offer controversial late-term procedures, and are the subject of a documentary at the Sundance film festival.  "After Tiller," named for physician George Tiller, a prominent practitioner of late-term abortions shot dead by an extremist in 2009, focuses on the few remaining doctors who perform abortions in the third trimester of a pregnancy.

Progressives as "moral superiors" who like to play God.  The most famous eugenicists were the Spartans.  Their newborns were allowed to live only if perfectly healthy.  The state did not want to be burdened by imperfect babies.  The modern eugenicists advocate infanticide as being no different than abortion.  According to an article in The Telegraph, a team of medical ethicists linked to Oxford University maintained that "parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are 'morally irrelevant.' (Stephen Adams, February 29, 2012)

14-year-old girl explains how she strangled newborn before hiding body in a shoebox.  A 14-year-old girl has told in horrifying detail of the moment she secretly delivered her baby with a pair of scissors in the family bathroom before throttling the newborn and hiding the body in a shoe box.  Cassidy Goodison, 14, has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder after police learned how she killed her child following months of disguising the pregnancy from her parents.

Medical Journal Advocates Killing Newborns.  A British medical journal is defending the publication of an article that argues it should be permissible to kill newborn babies because they don't have the "same moral standing as actual persons."  "After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?" was published last week in the Journal of Medical Ethics.  It was written by Alberto Giubilini, of the University of Milan and Francesca Minerva, of the University of Melbourne and Oxford University.

Article Advocating 'After-Birth Abortion' Mugs Liberals with Reality.  Conservatives were horrified when the Journal of Medical Ethics published an article advocating "after-birth abortion" for handicapped, or just inconvenient, babies.  They are correct that it is a disgusting piece of amoral analysis, but that is its virtue.  As much as conservatives hate it, progressives hate it more.  Many are convinced that it's a plant by the pro-life crowd.  What progressives cannot articulate, but intuitively understand, is that by applying a reductio ad absurdum approach to the notion of abortion, the article forces pro-abortion people to confront the Big Lie that underpins their willingness to terminate a pregnancy, even an advanced one.

Taking a scythe to the Bill of Rights.  Controversies can be wonderfully clarified when people follow the logic of illogical premises to perverse conclusions.  For example, two academics recently wrote in the British Journal of Medical Ethics that "after-birth abortions" — killing newborn babies — are matters of moral indifference because newborns, like fetuses, "do not have the same moral status as actual persons" and "the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant." So killing them "should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled."  This helpfully validates the right-to-life contention that the pro-abortion argument, which already defends third-trimester abortions, contains no standard for why the killing should be stopped by arbitrarily assigning moral significance to the moment of birth.

Premeditated murder of newborns.  Late last month, two bioethicists — Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva — published an outrageous "paper" in the Journal of Medical Ethics justifying the deliberate, premeditated murder of newborn babies during the first days and weeks after birth.  Mr. Giubilini and Ms. Minerva wrote "when circumstances occur after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible." ... Are the lives of newborn babies so cheap?  Are babies so expendable?

They call themselves ethicists?
Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say.  Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are "morally irrelevant" and ending their lives is no different to abortion, a group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford University has argued.  The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not "actual persons" and do not have a "moral right to life".  The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born.

Infanticide on Demand.  Recently, advocates for the parental right to kill unwanted newborns have appeared in the forms of Drs. Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva, whose paper for the Australian Journal of Medical Ethics advocates "after birth abortion." ... To be human, the doctors argue, a newborn must have aims in life, must be able to appreciate life.  Since a newborn does not have aims or appreciation, "[i]t is not possible to damage a newborn by preventing her from developing the potentiality to become a person in the morally relevant sense."  In other words, no harm is done to the newborn if she is killed, for she is not like you and me — a real person.  Now, where have we heard the "not a real person" arguments before?  Need we once again say the argument of not being a real human has been used against undesirable and unwanted groups of human beings over and over again, Jews and blacks being some of the humans who have been labeled "not real persons"?

The Editor says...
That's awful!  Who would ever support such a ghastly position?  Here's the answer:

Obama's Infanticide Votes.  [Scroll down]  Obama has offered deceptive explanations of his own pro-abortion legislative work, while simultaneously accusing his pro-life opponents of being dishonest.  More important, Obama's record as a state senator was not merely pro-choice, but radically pro-abortion.  His voting record indicates that he does not believe infants deserve protection even once they have emerged from the womb if they are deemed to be below the age of viability, and he did in fact, three times, vote to keep a form of infanticide legal.

Silence assents to evil of 'after-birth abortion'.  Decades ago, when Roe v. Wade was decided, conservatives and many religious folks predicted the country had begun an inevitable slide toward a murderous future:  a time when certain people — in addition to unprotected preborn children — would be declared less valuable than others, their killing justified.  Back then, liberal voices jeered at the warnings of the slippery slope ahead.  But those fears have become real.

Sliding Down the Slippery Slope at Warp Speed.  A medical journal article ruthlessly proposes — and its editor defends — rhetorically dressed-up infanticide.

Killing Newborns Okay by Oxford Academics.  Parents should be able to kill their newborn children.  So have concluded a group of academics with ties to Oxford University.  In a recent article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, the authors concluded that there is no difference between abortion and killing a newborn.

Remember When Obama Voted for Infanticide?.  With the pro-life/pro-choice argument being in the news cycle for the past few weeks, Newt Gingrich was right on point tonight [2/22/2012] when he brought up President Obama's pro-abortion, pro-infanticide voting record that the media ignored during his presidential campaign in 2008.  As a state senator, Obama voted against legislation, four times in total, that protects babies who surviveabortion procedures.  His no vote meant he was in support of legally allowing people to leave baby abortion survivors to die on the operating table instead of giving them care.

Obama's bad moves on infanticide come back to haunt him.  [Scroll down]  On March 30, 2001, Illinois State Senator Patrick O'Malley introduced three pieces of legislation aimed at protecting an infant who had survived an abortion outside the mother's womb. ... ["]This is essentially very simple.  The Constitution does not say that a child born must be viable in order to live and be accorded the rights of citizenship.  It simply says it must be born.  And a child who survives birth is a US citizen, and we need to do everything we can here in the state of Illinois and, frankly, in the other 49 states and in the halls of Washington, DC, to make sure that we secure or and protect those rights.  So if this legislation is designed to clarify ... and reaffirm the rights that are entitled to a child born in America, so be it, and it is constitutional.["]

Mother lets baby boy drown; admits she hated him.  She is now charged with first-degree murder.

Abortion Doctors Charged With Murder.  Two out-of-state doctors who traveled to Maryland to perform late-term abortions have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder under the state's viable fetus law, authorities said.

Update:
Murder Charges Dropped Against Abortionists in Maryland.  A Maryland prosecutor has dropped murder charges against two abortionists accused of killing viable pre-born babies, explaining that he had no way to prove whether the aborted babies were killed in Maryland or in New Jersey, as the defendants' attorneys claim.

Abortion doc charged in 10 deaths.  A Voorhees doctor faces multiple murder charges in connection with late-term abortions that were performed at his Elkton, Md., clinic.  Dr. Steven Chase Brigham was being held Friday [12/30/2011] in Camden County Jail, pending extradition to Maryland.  He is accused of 10 counts of first- and second-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder.  The unborn babies of Brigham's patients are considered to be the murder victims, according to Elkton, Md., police.

Police find abortion 'house of horrors': Doctors charged with murder.  Two doctors accused of performing late-term abortions in Maryland have been arrested and charged with murder after police found a freezer full of 20-35 week fetuses.  The investigation of the doctors started over a year ago when they allegedly botched an abortion on an 18-year-old girl, leaving her with a ruptured uterus.

2 workers plead guilty to 3rd-degree murder in ghastly Philadelphia abortion clinic case.  Two abortion clinic workers pleaded guilty Thursday [10/27/2011] to third-degree murder in deaths that occurred at a Philadelphia clinic where seven babies were allegedly born alive, then killed with scissors, and a patient died from an overdose of painkillers.

Fourth-Trimester Abortion.  From the Court of Queen's Bench (the appellate court) in Alberta:  ["]The Wetaskiwin, Alta., woman convicted of infanticide for killing her newborn son, was given a three-year suspended sentence Friday by an Edmonton Court of Queen's Bench judge.  Katrina Effert was 19 on April 13, 2005, when she secretly gave birth in her parents' home, strangled the baby boy with her underwear and threw the body over a fence into a neighbour's yard...["]

Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with murder in 8 deaths.  An abortion doctor has been arrested and charged with the murders of a patient and seven live infants whose spines were severed with scissors at a Philadelphia clinic that has been described as a house of horrors, officials said Wednesday [1/19/2011].

The fetal solution.  America has death camps.  This is the heinous reality liberal elites have been trying to conceal.  A Philadelphia abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell, was arrested Wednesday [1/19/2011] along with his wife and eight other suspects.  The 69-year-old abortionist is charged with causing the death of a woman during a botched abortion and also killing seven babies.  Prosecutors say the infants were born alive following illegal late-term abortions and then were murdered by having their spinal cords ripped apart with scissors.  Dr. Gosnell's abortion clinic is a house of horrors — akin to those in Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia.

DA:  West Philadelphia abortion doctor killed 7 babies with scissors.  A doctor whose abortion clinic was described as a filthy, foul-smelling "house of horrors" that was overlooked by regulators for years was charged Wednesday with murder, accused of delivering seven babies alive and then using scissors to kill them.

DA: West Philadelphia abortion doc killed woman, 7 infants.  An abortion doctor has been arrested and charged with the murder of a patient and seven live infants whose spines were severed with scissors at a West Philadelphia clinic that has been described as a house of horrors, officials said today [1/19/2011].  District Attorney Seth Williams said the doctor, Kermit P. Gosnell, was charged following a grand jury investigation.

Pennsylvania Ex-Governor Flabbergasted by Lax Abortion Scrutiny.  Former Gov. Ed Rendell said Friday [1/21/2011] he was "flabbergasted" when he found out last year that the state Health Department didn't think its authority extended to abortion clinics such as the one in Philadelphia where prosecutors say a doctor used scissors to kill viable babies.

Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Charged With Murder.  Prosecutors have described a Philadelphia, Pa., abortion clinic as a "house of horrors."  Dr. Kermit Gosnell and four members of his staff have been charged with murder after allegedly delivering hundreds of live babies and then killing them.  When authorities raided Gosnell's abortion clinic they found a stench-filled, unsanitary mess -- bags of fetuses stuffed inside a refrigerator.

DA: Philadelphia Doctor Killed Babies with Scissors.  A Philadelphia doctor has been charged with murder after an investigation revealed the death of several babies and a 22-year-old mother at his "house of horrors" clinic.  Prosecutors said Dr. Kermit Gosnell made millions by doing as many illegal late-term abortions as he could for more than 30 years.  State regulators ignored complaints about him and failed to inspect his "Women's Medical Society" clinic since 1993.

Why the shock, Why the outrage, Why now?  For over two decades Kermitt Gosnell illegally sold prescriptions by day, and on the side, induced early delivery in expectant, indigent, and immigrant mothers.  When those induced deliveries did not kill the child off, Gosnell would then either snip the spinal cord with a pair of scissors, slit the throat of the child, or have an assistant (usually unlicensed) do the same. ... Scissors would be used to puncture the base of the skull and to snip the spinal cord.  On some occasions then the brains would be crushed and suctioned.  In other words, while Gosnell was collecting jars of tiny feet, severed from the babies he ended the lives of, abortion practitioners from coast to coast were performing the eerily similar procedures.  And 100% of them done with the backing of the National Organization for Women, the National Abortion Rights Action League, and a long list of U.S. Senators, including then Senator Barack Obama.

Kermit Gosnell's Pro-Choice Enablers.  The ultimate non-partisan body — a criminal grand jury — has supplied us with the graphic, 261-page horror story of Kermit Gosnell, M.D., who stands accused of butchering seven babies — yes, after they were born alive — and fatally doping a refugee from Nepal with Demerol in a clinic that smelled of cat urine, where the furniture was stained with blood and the doctor kept a collection of severed baby feet.  As often as possible, the report says, Gosnell induced labor for women so pregnant that, as he joked on one occasion, the baby was so big he could "walk me to the bus stop."  Then, hundreds of times over the years, he slit their little necks, according to the grand jury report.

Kermit the Fraud.  Reports say that drug complaints led to Gosnell's investigation.  "The investigation began February 2010 when police received tips that Gosnell was illegally selling thousands of oxycontin prescriptions to 'patients' he had never examined." ... Gosnell made millions of dollars over the decades doing late term abortions.

To Live and Die in Philadelphia.  Dr. Gosnell was a little befuddled at his arraignment on January 20.  Indicted for eight murders, the Philadelphia abortionist told the court that he understood the first count, a charge of third-degree murder for the death of a woman on whom he had operated.  He didn't understand, however, the seven other counts — the first-degree charges for the deaths of seven babies delivered alive and then killed in his clinic.

Bad Politics Making Abortion Unsafe And Definitely Not Rare.  Seven babies born kicking and screaming into this world had their lives ended with a scissors cutting their spines and here in New York City this is perfectly legal.  The sophisticated intellectual elite who rule the media look down at us for respecting all life.  They call our respect 'a love affair with the fetus' ignoring the victims of botched abortions like Karna Mongar and the long list of potential adoptions for those dead children.

Kermit Gosnell's Legacy of Death.  It has now been over two months since abortionist Kermit Gosnell, the doctor who has been charged with the murders of at least two women and the brutal slaughter using scissors of at least seven children after they were born alive, was indicted — and the aftershocks of the horrendous investigation still continue.  Some of the victims' families are now filing civil suits, and some states have been inspired to move to shut down or at least regulate abortion facilities.

Problems with N.J. late-term abortion business similar to Pa.'s.  For five months last year, New Jersey regulators received complaints that abortion doctor Steven Brigham, 54, was running a secret, cash-only, late-term abortion business using a risky interstate scheme — one for which he was disciplined in the 1990s.  Just as in the Gosnell case, regulators took no public action against Brigham — until a police raid forced them to.

The Vast Left-Wing Culture of Death.  Here we can clearly see the great lie that springs from those who have chosen evil over good.  The content of a woman's uterus has never been a magic bean.  It has never been a puppy, a kitten, not even a gerbil.  At conception, when the genetic materials from two human beings combine, a third human life is ignited.  That life may burn for only a day or it may burn for 100 years.  Regardless of how long it lasts, it is a human life, nevertheless.

Is Elena Kagan Morally Blind?  Partial birth abortion means killing a full-term fetus, a human being.  That is murder by biological definition.  The media try to throw dust in our eyes about that fact, but most Americans know.  We might have mixed feelings about abortion in the first month of pregnancy, but a full-term baby is a human being, and whether it is killed ten minutes before or after delivery makes no difference.  It's still the same baby.  What part of "Thou Shalt Not Kill" don't liberals understand?

The Evolving Issue of Abortion.  Let us work hard and pray that those who continue to couch the taking of innocent life in terms like "women's health issues" might someday realize that a normal pregnancy is not a disease and that abortion is a voluntary act of infanticide, not a curative treatment.

The "Murder" of a Fetus:  If the California state statutes use the term "murder" to describe the killing of a fetus, then why can't pro-lifers use the same language?


Other specific cases

Editor's note:
The Editor wishes to apologize, in a way, for the disheartening series of reports that follows.  These incidents show the awfully low value placed on human life in America today.

Calif. mom arrested after baby dies in microwave.  Sacramento police arrested a 29-year-old mother Tuesday [6/21/2011] after an investigation found her baby likely died from burns suffered in a microwave oven.

Teen sentenced to life for murder of unborn baby.  A Charleston teenager was sentenced to life without mercy for the killing of an unborn baby in a convenience store shooting last November.  Kelly Juwan Chapman, 16, was also sentenced to another three to 15 years in prison for the attempted murder of the mother.  The ninth-grader accepted a plea deal from prosecutors in May.  It is the first time a person has been convicted and sentenced in the death of a fetus in Kanawha County [WV].

Conn. man arrested for beating 11-week-old girl.  A Rockville man is facing assault charges after police say he beat an 11-week-old baby.  The child is recovering from severe injuries, including broken bones and brain hemorrhaging.  Just over two months ago the baby was taken to the hospital with critical injuries that included a fractured skull, fifteen fractured ribs and other broken bones.

Teen sought in fetus slaying.  A 15-year-old boy who allegedly wanted his estranged girlfriend to get an abortion took matters into his own hands when he stomped and kicked her swollen belly, killing her unborn child by fracturing its skull, officials say.

Cellmate:  Mom said she killed her baby.  She was China Arnold's cellmate and lover, but after Arnold admitted killing her baby in a microwave, Linda Williams wanted out.  "I requested to leave the cell we were in," Williams testified Thursday [1/31/2008] in Arnold's aggravated murder trial.  "I didn't want to be there anymore."

Life sentence upheld for killer of mother, fetus.  The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday [11/21/2007] upheld the life prison sentence of a Dallas man convicted of the capital murder of a woman and her unborn child.  An anti-abortion group said the decision was the first by the court to affirm the constitutionality of a 2003 state law protecting unborn children from murder and assault.

Texas Man Gets Death for Killing Fetus.  A former youth pastor was sentenced to death Wednesday [2/7/2007] for killing a teenager and her fetus in what is believed to be the first such order in Texas, the nation's busiest death penalty state. … A 2003 Texas law amended the definition of the word "individual" to include an "unborn child at every stage of gestation from fertilization until birth."

Planned Parenthood Nurse Admits Infanticide: "It Does Happen".  Yesterday [10/30/2008], Students for Life of America (SFLA) released undercover footage of a nurse at a Title X, federally funded Freehold, New Jersey Planned Parenthood facility describing how an abortion would be performed on a 22 week unborn child. ... In the footage, the Planned Parenthood nurse describes to the pregnant woman that an abortion at such a late stage would entail delivering her son and, after the woman asks if the baby can be born alive, the nurse admits that "it does happen, but it wouldn't be able to survive on its own so eventually the baby does die."

The Evil Logic Of Abortion:  Most people mightn't have thought about it, but it's no surprise that Scott Peterson, whose murdered wife has been national news since she went missing on Christmas Eve, stands charged with two murders.  Laci Peterson was pregnant, a tragic fact that raises the obvious question:  If a man who kills his pregnant wife can be charged with a double murder pursuant to a "fetal homicide" statute, then how can the law permit a doctor and a mother to collude in an abortion?

Scott Peterson Gets Death Penalty in Double Murder of Laci and Conner.  In a case that focused the nation's attention on violence against pregnant women, jurors in the Scott Peterson double murder trial sentenced him to the death penalty for the deaths of his wife Laci and unborn child Conner.  [There were two murder convictions.  The jury says he murdered two people.]

The Murder of the Petersons' Son Raises Right-to-Life Issues.  The murder of Conner Peterson was a key factor in the jury's decision to impose the death penalty on his killer, and the state law that allowed an unborn child to be deemed a murder victim created a serious legal problem for the abortion industry, which thrives on the fiction that unborn babies are not human life and are therefore expendable and cannot be treated as victims.

Mexican man sentenced to three years for killing wife, fetus in drunken crash.  A Mexican construction worker in the country illegally was sentenced today to three years in prison for causing the crash on New Year's Day that killed his pregnant wife and fetus.  Alfonso Martinez, 30, also lost his American driving privileges for life.  He pleaded guilty in May in Franklin County Common Pleas Court to two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide.  [Emphasis added]  And he could be deported to Mexico.

MA woman accused of killing unborn child, daughter.  A pregnant Massachusetts woman accused of killing her 9-year-old daughter and stabbing herself in the stomach to kill her unborn child could be arraigned in her hospital bed on Friday, a district attorney said.  Fang Chi Xue, 38, was treated for self-inflicted stab wounds to the arms and abdomen at Boston Medical Center and is expected to be arraigned on two counts of murder, Norfolk District Attorney William Keating said.  She was 7½ months pregnant.

Police shoot, kill man who savagely beat toddler to death near Turlock.  Sergio Aguilar, 27, parked his gold 2002 Toyota truck on West Bradbury Road near the intersection of South Blaker Road in rural Stanislaus County, then punch, kicked and stomped the small boy to death until a Modesto police officer, dropped on the scene by a helicopter, shot the man dead. ... [A sheriff's department spokesman] said on Sunday that DNA testing may be required to identify the toddler because he was beaten beyond recognition.

Connor Peterson, RIP.  Leave it to the feminists. Why is NOW defending Scott Peterson for the murder of his pre-born son?

The Bobbie Jo Stinnett case:
From fetus to baby.  This is a horrific crime that, like the Scott Peterson case, opens an uncomfortable window into our culture's tortured reasoning on anything related to unborn life.  During the coverage of the crime, the status of the Bobbie Jo Stinnett's unborn girl steadily changed. … [A] "fetus" — something for which American law and culture has very little respect — was somehow instantly transformed into a "baby" and "infant" — for which we have the highest respect.  By what strange alchemy does that happen?

Editor's note:
The details of this story are worth noting:  The mother was strangled.  Killed.  Dead.  Then the baby was cut out of the mother's body and kidnapped.  Before long, the baby was recovered in another state in good condition.  Did that mass of tissue suddenly become a separate person when it was cut out of the dead mother's body?  No, the baby was a separate person already, and had been for several months.

Where are the "pro-choice" activists now?  Had Bobbie Jo Stinnett decided to have an abortion, there is no question that, legally speaking, she would have been entitled to do so.  Of course, Stinnett did no such thing.  She was ruthlessly murdered by Lisa Montgomery, who then stole Stinnett's unborn daughter.  But, gruesomely enough, in this country today, Stinnett, had she desired to, could have excised the baby growing inside her womb herself with the help of a doctor.

Mother sacrificed her life by refusing cancer treatment so her premature baby would live.  Lorraine Allard was told four months into the pregnancy the devastating news that she was in the advanced stages of cancer.  A further blow came when doctors advised her to terminate the foetus, which was 23 weeks old, and start chemotherapy straight away.  Instead, she insisted on waiting long enough to give her unborn son a chance to survive, telling her husband, Martyn:  "If I am going to die, my baby is going to live."

[This item is included here as another illustration that the mother and baby are two separate people.]

Abortion Chic:  A nine-week-old fetus, for the record, has a heartbeat, a closed circulatory system, a respiratory system, eyes, ears and brain function.  She can't go shopping yet, but she can squint, swallow, move her tongue and make a fist.  She is not, in other words, "just a clump of cells."  The problem with petitions and "I Had An Abortion" T-shirts, such as those hawked by Planned Parenthood, is that they trivialize the deeply emotional and spiritual consequences many women suffer.

Don't tear a smiling foetus from the womb.  Advanced scanning means we have a window on the secret life of foetuses.  At 11 weeks we can see them yawn, and even take steps.  At 22 weeks, they begin to open their eyes.  Between 20 and 24 weeks we watch as they seem to cry, smile and frown.  Understandably, these incredible images have influenced the debate on abortion.

When Liberals Shoot Children.  Given the right circumstances, liberal feminists, activist lawyers, and judges who should be impeached for their lack of judgement — will first allow and then defend the cold-blooded shooting of an innocent child.  They did so this week.

Same story:
Woman Aborts Her Full-Term Baby With a Gun.  Prosecutors say that on the morning she was scheduled to give birth, [Tammy] Skinner drove to an auto dealer's parking lot, took a gun, and shot herself in the belly, killing the fetus in an act of self-abortion.  Skinner was charged with carrying out an illegal abortion.  Is Skinner a criminal?  Today [10/19/2006], a Virginia judge said no.  The charges were dropped, her case dismissed.

Sheriff:  Man Wanted 'Hit' on Unborn Baby.  A man tried to hire someone to kill his unborn child after learning his ex-girlfriend was pregnant and about to give birth, Stevens County Sheriff Craig Thayer said Thursday [9/12/2006].

Samuel's Spina Bifida Surgery In Utero:  During a spina bifida corrective procedure at twenty-one weeks in utero, Samuel thrusts his tiny hand out of the surgical opening of his mother's uterus.  As the doctor lifts his hand, Samuel reacts to the touch and squeezes the doctor's finger.  As if testing for strength, the doctor shakes the tiny fist.  Samuel held firm.

New Law Protects Unborn Victims.  Under this law, those who direct violence toward a pregnant woman will answer for the full extent of the harm they have done.

Deadly Trend:  Sociologist Stefan Timmerman has observed that "Humans in every society studied to date are more likely to be murdered on the day they are born than on any other day of their lives."  Timmerman was quoted recently by bioethicist Wesley J. Smith in the online publication To the Source.  Smith rightly claims that while infanticide was commonly accepted in ancient times, only the Jews and the Christians actively opposed it. … So, as Western culture abandons its Christian roots, we ought not to be surprised that infanticide is making a comeback.

Woman in W.Pa. baby mystery charged with homicide.  A woman suspected of cutting open a pregnant woman's uterus and stealing the baby has been charged with homicide, unlawful restraint and kidnapping, police said Sunday [7/20/2008].  Andrea Curry-Demus, 38, of Wilkinsburg, is charged in the death of Kia Johnson, 18, of McKeesport. Curry-Demus is accused of taking the baby boy to a Pittsburgh hospital and claiming it was her own.

Woman Settles Abortion Lawsuit Over Baby's Disposal.  A woman has settled her lawsuit against Los Angeles County involving the disposal of her infant daughter as "bio-waste" after she had an abortion.

The Editor asks...
How can she believe that the child is something to be disposed of (through abortion), and then be upset that the body wasn't handed over for funeral services?  No sane person can stand on both sides of that fence.

29-year-old man admits killing infant daughter with boiling water.  A 29-year-old father pleaded guilty today [6/21/2010] to killing his 9-month-old daughter with boiling water.  The plea meant Joseph Nemitz avoided the death penalty.  He was sentenced for aggravated murder to 30 years to life in prison.


The numbers are surprising.

Most people are unaware of the scope of this problem.

When abortion suddently stopped making sense.  In the 43 years since Roe v.  Wade, there have been 59 million abortions.  It's hard even to grasp a number that big.  Twenty years ago, someone told me that, if the names of all those lost babies were inscribed on a wall, like the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the wall would have to stretch for 50 miles.  It's 20 years later now, and that wall would have to stretch twice as far.  But no names could be written on it; those babies had no names.

1 Every 5 Hours:  NYC Late-Term Abortion Capital.  In New York City, where the Statue of Liberty stands, 1,752 unborn children at least 21 weeks of age — and still in their mother's wombs — were killed in 2013.  That means, on average, someone in New York City killed one of these unborn children every five hours.  Legal abortionists were the perpetrators.  Elected officials, Supreme Court justices and elites who condone and rationalize such killings were the co-conspirators.

100,000 People are Alive Today Because Pro-Life Ireland Prohibits Abortions.  The Pro Life Campaign today published an actuarial report estimating how many lives have been saved by the 8th Amendment.  Today is the anniversary of the 1983 Pro-Life Amendment that protects mothers and babies during pregnancy.  It is impossible to arrive at a precise figure on the number of lives saved by the Amendment as there are so many variables involved.  A conservative approach was adopted at every stage of the analysis.  A range of countries was chosen for comparative purposes, from our closest neighbours England and Wales to culturally Catholic countries like Spain, Portugal and Belgium.  The year 1994 was chosen as a start date for the analysis for the reasons outlined in the explanatory document.

The Ugly Truth About Abortion From A Doctor Who Performed Them.  A former abortionist who turned against killing unborn children has just released a series of videos on YouTube explaining the truth behind abortion.  Dr.  Anthony Levantino uses the animated series to illustrate the procedures that claim some 3,000 lives a day in abortion clinics like the one he used to work in.  That number represents far more deaths than those caused by gun violence, an issue liberals are obsessed with.  An incredible 83 times more unborn humans are killed by abortion each year than all deaths by gun violence.  Remove gang-related gun violence from the equation and there is a 0.0008% chance of dying at the hands of a gunman on a shooting rampage.  However, a preborn baby has a 20% or 1 in 5 shot at being killed using one of the methods we will be discussing.

One of 3,348 Women Tell Supreme Court About Harm From Abortion: It's The 'Daily Equivalent of 9/11'.  One of the 3,348 women who are part of The Justice Foundation's amicus curiae brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt case compared the harm abortion causes to the trauma following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, which killed almost 3,000 people.  "Nothing wounds you like being responsible for the death of your child," Myra Jean Myers said at a press conference on Tuesday at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.  "Do you realize today and every day is the daily equivalent of 9/11, when across America women and men are deceived and wounded?"

100 Facts About The Moral Collapse Of America That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe
[#34]  In a massacre that is almost unspeakable, more than 56 million American babies have been slaughtered in this country since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973.
[#35]  Approximately 47 percent of the women that get an abortion each year in the United States have also had a previous abortion.
[#36]  The number of American babies killed by abortion each year is roughly equal to the number of U.S. military deaths that have occurred in all of the wars that the United States has ever been involved in combined.
[#37]  About one-third of all American women will have had an abortion by the age of 45.
[#38]  Approximately 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of the destruction of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11.  Every single day, more than 3,000 American babies are killed by abortion when you include all forms of abortion.
[#39]  The United States has the highest abortion rate in the western world.
[#40]  It has been reported that a staggering 41 percent of all New York City pregnancies end in abortion.
[#41]  Most women that get abortions in the United States claim to be Christian.  Protestant women get 42 percent of all abortions and Catholic women get 27 percent of all abortions.
[#42]  According to Pastor Clenard Childress, approximately 52 percent of all African-American pregnancies now end in abortion.
[#43]  About 18 percent of all abortions in the United States each year are performed on teenagers.
[#44]  One very shocking study found that 86 percent of all abortions are done for the sake of convenience.

The actual number is at least 11.1%
Abortions Aren't Just 3 Percent of Planned Parenthood's Services.  There's a famous book called "How to Lie With Statistics" that is an excellent primer on the myriad ways big companies, politicians and anyone else with something to sell can use numbers to paint a picture that sounds good but doesn't really reflect reality.  The leaders of Planned Parenthood and their PR teams have clearly read the book.  You may have heard the tall tale that abortion procedures are a mere 3 percent of the services offered by Planned Parenthood.  You can even find charts proving it in the organization's annual reports.  The claim is an outright lie.  The deception resides in the way Planned Parenthood decides to divvy up what it calls "services."

Abortionists Have Killed More Americans Than Lived in U.S. in 1880.  The Guttmacher Institute has estimated the number of abortions in the United States in each year from 1973 through 2011.  They add up to 51,376,750 — or 1,187,541 more than the entire population of the nation as of 1880.  In each of the last 36 straight years for which Guttmacher has published an estimate of the number of abortions, the number has exceeded 1 million.

Utah's Abortion Rate Drops to [its] Lowest Level Ever.  Among other measures, Utah is the only state in the nation to require a 72-hour abortion waiting period, and some, including Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life, cite the law as the primary cause of this decrease.  Utah's abortion rate fell to 4.6 abortions per 1,000 women in 2013, down from a high of 11.1 in 1980 and 7.2 in 1975, according to the Utah Department of Health.  Some 2,893 women in the state had abortions in 2013, even though the population of women in their childbearing years has doubled since 1977.

CDC: 18% of all pregnancies end in abortion; 730,322 is a new 'low'.  Exactly 18 percent of all pregnancies ended in abortion, for a total of 730,322, with most to unmarried women, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  But that is good news, the agency added, because it was an "historic low."  The latest figures are from 2011 and show a downward overall trend in abortions since 2002, especially among younger women.  But the numbers are up among women 25 and older, with a big jump among women over 40, said CDC.

The issue is life.  Abortion is nothing less than fetal homicide.  Not only is abortion the taking of precious human life, it is a formula for social and economic disaster.  Since Roe v Wade, Americans have terminated the lives of more that 50 million future consumers, producers and taxpayers. No wonder our generation distribution is out of balance.  According to Social Security, there is now one beneficiary for each 2.9 working contributors.  No wonder the system is going broke.  What would the numbers be like if there were an additional 50 million contributors under the age of 40?  Unfortunately, they lost their life at the hands of an abortionist.

One year after opening, South Wind clinic reports providing 1,200 abortions.  South Wind Women's Center says it provided about 1,200 abortions in its first year.  The center opened a year ago in the same building where Wichita doctor George Tiller provided abortions before Scott Roeder murdered him in church in 2009.  No clinic offered abortions in Wichita after Tiller died until South Wind opened.

NYC: More Black Babies Killed by Abortion Than Born.  In 2012, there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple, according to a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  The report is entitled, Summary of Vital Statistics 2012 The City of New York, Pregnancy Outcomes, and was prepared by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Vital Statistics.

Marist poll shows most Americans favor increasing abortion restrictions.  Fifty-five million children have been killed and discarded over the last 41 years.

Babies Aborted in NYC in 1 Yr Would Fill Super Bowl Stadium.  Abortionists terminated the lives of 83,750 babies in New York City in 2010, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's latest "Abortion Surveillance" report, which was published on Nov. 29, 2013.  That is more than enough people to sell out MetLife Stadium, site of this year's Super Bowl, which is located in East Rutherford, N.J., and is home to both the New York Jets and the New York Giants.  According to its official website, MetLife has a capacity of 82,500.

What do 55 million people have in common?  Since 1973, legal abortions in America have taken the lives of 55 million people.  If 55 million Americans died tomorrow, whoever led the genocide would not get a parade in celebration, bumper stickers in support, or be a viable candidate for political office.  Fifty-five million lives equals 17.5% of the country's current population.

40 Abortions Take Place Every Week Two Blocks from the White House.  It's not hard to understand why pro-lifers often see DC as little more than a morgue.  At a rate that is twice the national average, 41 percent of pregnancies end in abortion.  Not exactly pleasant statistics for the capital of "freedom."  Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington has been operating for 70 years now.

40 Years Later, 54,559,615 Abortions.  Today [1/22/2103] is the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court rulling on Roe v. Wade.  The National Right to Life Committee estimates that, in that time period, there have been 54,559,615 abortions in America.

Kermit Gosnell: Secret Hero of the Left.  Countless Americans falsely believe that disposing of a pre-born infant is more about women's life choices than tiny crumpled corpses filling red biohazard bags.  Therefore, without much resistance, every day in America, 3,500 babies are aborted, discarded, and promptly carted off to the crematorium.  Now, much to the dismay of liberals, Gosnell's murder trial is providing an up-close guided tour of a "baby charnel house" and in the process is exposing those in denial to the harsh reality that, regardless of gestational status, abortion means that babies die excruciating deaths.

Before the Gosnell Blackout, There Was Tiller's.  If there was any real difference between what the late abortionist George Tiller did in Wichita over the course of his long career and what Kermit Gosnell did in Philadelphia, it was hygiene.  Tiller had a largely white, middle-class clientele.  They came to him from all over the world.  Before his murder in 2009, he had boasted on his website of having "more experience in late abortion services with fetuses over 24 weeks than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere, more than 60,000 since 1973."

Why the United States is a Dying Country.  [Scroll down]  [Over the past 40 years] the American people have sanctioned, through legal abortions, the death of over 54.5 million children.  Once this disregard of human life took hold, the citizens of this nation were susceptible to wholesale changes within society.  Far too many of the American people, flush with prosperity, willfully ignored the infiltration of the education, media and entertainment establishments by the 1960's radicals, the most narcissistic and radical legion of socialist true-believers on the face of the earth.  Through the control of these media of indoctrination, an ever increasing percentage of the population has been conditioned to believe there are no moral absolutes and there is a limitless list of rights as granted by the government.

13 Abortions for Every 10 Live Births in Russia.  Russia's demographic disaster, [Jonathan V.] Last details, is being exasperated by the fact that abortions are outpacing live births in Russia.  "Abortion is rampant, with 13 abortions performed for every 10 live births," writes Last.  "Consider that for a moment:  Russians are so despondent about the future that they have 30 percent more abortions than births."

Abortion still has not liberated women.  On Jan. 22, our nation commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion in America by a 7-2 vote.  Steeped in "right to privacy" language, the court ruled that women should have a legal right to abortion.  On Friday [1/25/2013], hundreds of thousands flocked to the nation's capitol to commemorate the 55 million lives that have been lost to abortion in the last 40 years, and the mothers and fathers who still bear the scars of their choices.

Where Will You Be on the Morning of January 22?  Most Americans, I suspect would be horrified if they realized 41 percent of children in New York City are aborted.  When New Yorkers were polled about that in 2011, even 57 percent of pro-choice women thought the rate too high.  Greg Pfundstein, president of the Chiaroscuro Foundation, which commissioned that poll, put it well last week:  "New York's abortion regime is among the most liberal on planet Earth already.  The notion that women need more access to abortion in New York is simply preposterous."

Planned Parenthood Did One Abortion Every 95 Seconds — As Many in One Year as Live In Cincinnati.  Planned Parenthood performed 332,278 abortions in the United States in 2009, according to a fact sheet the group published last month.  That is about as many as the 333,012 people who lived in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2009, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  The 332,278 abortions Planned Parenthood performed over the 365 days of 2009 equals an average of 910 lives terminated per day — or about 38 per hour, or one every 95 seconds.

As long as we are banning stuff....  Abortion is death, after all.  Abortion; death of the most innocent.  A total of 827,609 abortions were reported to CDC for 2007.  In 2008, approximately 1.21 million abortions took place in the U.S.  No current data is available.  Or, bluntly — 3,325 every day of the year in 2008, meaning 139 innocent lives every hour.  Or, 5.3 Newtown catastrophes every hour for an entire year, round the clock.

5 Signs Of Societal Degeneration In America.  [#5]  Marriage:  Between 1890-1950 black Americans had higher marriage rates than white Americans.  Since then, we've seen the unconscionable slaughter of more than 50 million innocent children since Roe v. Wade, an explosion of out-of-wedlock births and a deterioration of marriage.  In 1900 the divorce rate in America was 8.1% while in recent years, it has hovered between 40%-50%.  Additionally, the illegitimacy rate has gone up 300% just since 1970.

Abortion and Rape.  Abortion takes the life of innocent human beings who are the most vulnerable in our society.  Abortion is today the most frequently performed medical procedure in the United States.  American physicians perform about two abortions every minute of every hour of every day:  about 1 million a year since 1973.  In my home state of New Jersey, abortion is permitted up to the moment of birth, and the state will even pay for it if the mother meets certain financial criteria.  How low have we sunk?  What are the consequences of this mass slaughter?  How did we get here?

Abortion 'holocaust'? If the shoe fits ....  Whereas the Nazis were responsible for the wholesale murder of more than 6 million Jews, those today who support the practice of abortion homicide are no less complicit in the systematic slaughter of 55-million-and-counting equally precious human beings post Roe v. Wade.  The parallels are undeniable and the science unequivocal.  Murder is murder whatever stage of development the human victim.

Obama and the Marxist/Communist View of Marriage and Abortion.  [Scroll down]  The Bolsheviks advocated abortion.  It was one of the first things they legalized.  By the early 1920s, Bolshevik Russia had the most liberal abortion policies in the world.  And what happened?  Just like divorce, abortion exploded.  In fact, the proliferation in abortions was so bad that it shocked even Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger during a trip to Russia in 1934.  By the 1970s, when America was just getting around to legalizing abortion, the Soviet Union was averaging over 7 million abortions per year — dwarfing the very worst rates in America post-Roe v. Wade.  The direct effect of this on the Russian population has been staggering.  For the record, Russia's horrific abortion rates are common in communist countries, which to this day lead the world in abortions.

Eleven Thousand Reasons Why Planned Parenthood Can't Be Trusted.  For the past five years, every dawn has brought additional evidence of the fact that Planned Parenthood and its allies in the abortion industry cannot be trusted to tell the truth about the one thing they should know well — abortion.  Just over five years ago, on April 18, 2007, the Supreme Court announced its opinion in Gonzales v. Carhart, holding that the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act was constitutional.  Since then, we have lived in a world where partial-birth abortions have been illegal in the United States under federal law (and now many state laws).  Yet the most valuable part of the Gonzales opinion may not be its upholding of the PBA Ban, but the fact that it called the abortion industry's bluff.  And history has now demonstrated that Planned Parenthood and its allies were holding a joker.

NYC, Abortion Capital.  While the total number of abortions, as well as the abortion ratio, is down over the period citywide, both the number of abortions and the abortion ratio increased in the majority of zip codes, indicating uneven progress.  The number of live births also increased in the majority of zip codes.  A number of zip codes were among the ten zip codes with the highest ratio for at least five years.  Two zip codes, 11212 and 11233, were in the top ten in eight of the ten years, and one, 11216, was in the top ten every year.  These three zip codes are contiguous in central Brooklyn, at the confluence of the Brownsville and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods.

54,559,615 Abortions Since Roe vs. Wade Decision in 1973.  A new estimate published by the National Right to Life Committee indicates there have been an estimated 54,559,615 abortions since the Supreme Court handed down its 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision allowing virtually unlimited abortions.  Although the March for Life took place today, yesterday was the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions  — companion cases from Texas and Georgia that struck down pro-life laws protecting unborn children across the country.

Planned Parenthood Did One Abortion Every 95 Seconds.  Planned Parenthood performed 332,278 abortions in the United States in 2009, according to a fact sheet the group published last month.  That is about as many as the 333,012 people who lived in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2009, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Race | poverty | abortion

Race, Poverty and Abortion.  How are the number of annual abortions in the United States distributed by race?  And how does that compare to the distribution of the potential child-bearing (Age 15-44) population of the United States by race?  Or for that matter, how does that compare to the racial distribution of the poor in the United States, as measured by enrollment of the non-elderly in Medicaid?

Planned Parenthood Is About Abortion.  Planned Parenthood has done a great job of using the media to cultivate an image of a squeaky-clean organization that provides such unobjectionable-sounding itmes as reproductive health services and family-planning aids in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies and reduce the need for abortion.  Despite the fact that the wider media consistently describes them as such, that depiction is not accurate.  It can't be overlooked that Planned Parenthood performs abortions on a massive scale:  332,278 abortions in 2009, more than one-quarter of all abortions nationwide.

To Live and Die in Philadelphia.  Make no mistake: Abortion genuinely is a business in the United States, and a big one.  The grand jury estimated that [Dr. Kermit] Gosnell was bringing in nearly $1.8 million a year, mostly in cash, by performing ordinary (or "just a little illegal") first- and second-trimester abortions with his untrained staff every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday night.  No one knows how much more he made from the operations he apparently performed most Sundays:  the abortions so late in the third trimester that he allowed only his wife to help with them.  Add what he made by writing prescriptions for narcotics — he was one of the top three Oxycontin prescribers in the state — and the man was running his own little mint on the streets of Philadelphia.

Nearly 50 Million Abortions Have Been Performed in U.S. Since Roe v. Wade.  Statistics compiled over the past decade show that the number of abortions in the United States has dropped precipitously since the early 1980s, but the procedure still remains a prevalent form of birth control in this country and around the world.  According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, there were 846,181 abortions in the U.S. in 2006, the latest year for which government records are available.

39 Percent Of NYC Pregnancies Result In Abortion.  In 2009, there were 225,667 pregnancies in the City with 126,774 resulting in live births and 87,273 resulting in abortions.

Editor's note:
The title of this article originally said "41 percent" but for some reason it was later changed to "39 percent."

U.S. Abortion Statistics:  In 2005 (the most recent year for which there is reliable data), approximately 1.21 million abortions took place in the U.S., down from an estimated 1.29 million in 2002, 1.31 million in 2000 and 1.36 million in 1996.  From 1973 through 2005, more than 45 million legal abortions have occurred in the U.S.  (Source:  The Alan Guttmacher Institute).

Abortions rose in Illinois in 2008.  The number of abortions performed in 2008 increased 5 percent in Illinois to 47,717, the most in 10 years, state officials reported.

None Dare Call it Genocide.  Dennis Howard told EWTN television network on the day of the March for Life in Washington, D.C. that legalized abortion is the equivalent of 260 Haiti disasters on American soil.  The death toll from abortion in the U.S. is over 52 million.  One of the differences is that Haiti is the result of a natural disaster.  Abortion is man-made.

Since April, 114 Children Have Died from H1N1 — but 700,000 Have Died from Abortion.  Swine flu has claimed the lives of at least 114 children in the United States since April, according to the latest data available from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  But an estimated 2,247 to 3,305 babies lose their lives to abortion each day, based on statistics compiled by both the CDC and the Guttmacher Institute, a private research foundation tied to the abortion industry.

Abortion Kills More Black Americans  ...than the seven leading causes of death combined, according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 2005, the latest year for which the abortion numbers are available.  Abortion killed at least 203,991 blacks in the 36 states and two cities (New York City and the District of Columbia) that reported abortions by race in 2005, according to the CDC.  During that same year, according to the CDC, a total of 198,385 blacks nationwide died from heart disease, cancer, strokes, accidents, diabetes, homicide, and chronic lower respiratory diseases combined.  These were the seven leading causes of death for black Americans that year.

Piercing the Skull.  The crucial change in American thinking about abortion came not with Roe v. Wade in 1973 but with the pregnancy of Sherri Finkbine in 1962. … Two score and five years later, the carnage from our domestic war has been enormous.  We rightly mourn the 3,400 members of the American military who have died defending us in Iraq over the past four years:  They're human beings.  We largely ignore a number almost 15,000 times greater — close to 50 million killed since Finkbine's child — but that's OK:  They're just fetuses.

Constituency Aborted.  As of 2008 anyone born before 1990 will be old enough to vote.  This also means that anyone unfortunate enough to have their life interrupted by an abortionist before their birth day is old enough to vote also.  I reviewed the CDC's numbers on abortion and found that between 1970 and 1990 22,689,118 fetuses were aborted.  That would have been 22,689,118 voters between the ages of 18 and 38.  I reviewed the demographics of the women who had these abortions considering ages, ethnicity, marital status, and the fact that they exercised their right to end their pregnancy and I think I am safe to estimate that about 80% of these aborted voters would vote Democrat.

Roe v. Wade:  There have been more than 48.5 million abortions in the United States since Roe was decided, according to tallies analyzed by the National Right to Life Coalition.  This staggering figure alone gives reason to pause.

Howard Dean's Abortion Contortions:  A 1994-1995 AGI survey of abortion patients found that in states where Medicaid pays for abortions, women covered by Medicaid have an abortion rate 3.9 times that of women who are not covered, while in states that do not permit Medicaid funding for abortions, Medicaid recipients are only 1.6 times as likely as nonrecipients to have abortions.  A more recent study by Dr. Michael New of the University of Alabama found:  "State laws restricting the use of Medicaid funds in paying for abortions reduced the abortion rate by 29.66" abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age.

Abortion and America's Future:  It was supposed to be big news that the abortion rate has fallen to its lowest level in 30 years.  They did not tell us that an estimated 49 million have died through abortion in America since 1973.  But the damage has been felt in other ways.  The Supreme Court's legalization of abortion has undermined the philosophy of God-given rights that made our progress as a nation possible.

Abortion Myths:  Myth:  Thousands of women died every year from illegal abortion before Roe V. Wade legalized abortion.  Fact:  According to the Center for Disease Control, the exact number is 39 [per year] and 27 more from legal abortions (in states where the procedure was already legal in 1972 before Roe.)

Anniversary Marks Deaths of Millions.  One out of every four children conceived in America will be killed by an abortionist.  In 2003 alone, more children died from abortion than the total number of Americans who died in the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Gulf War combined.  Two-thirds of all abortions are performed on single women.  Statistically, the womb has become the most dangerous place in America.

The Cost of Roe at 35:  Depending on how one counts the number of abortions per year since 1973, more than 50 million people who might have been are not.  These were people who, regardless of the circumstances of the women who carried them, had the potential to contribute to the country and to the world.  But now they cannot, because they are not.  Would we be fighting the battle over immigration had we not rid ourselves of a generation of humans who likely would have done the work for which we are now importing illegal aliens?  Actions have consequences.

Abortion Statistics:  "The United States has one of the highest abortion rates among developed countries."

Los Angeles Times Poll:  53% Oppose All Or Most Abortions.  On the day that the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing unlimited abortion turns 32 years-old, the Los Angeles Times released the results of a new poll showing a majority of Americans oppose all or most abortions.  According to the Times poll, 53 percent said they oppose all or most all abortions while just 43 percent said abortion should always or almost always be illegal.

Abortion:  America's Staggering Hidden Loss.  When most people think of abortion, they picture a frightened young girl in a crisis pregnancy.  The latest research from the Beverly LaHaye Institute, CWA's think tank, indicates that teen abortions are declining and that, increasingly, abortion is becoming birth control.  Women over age 25 are having the largest share of abortions.  The data indicates that the number of women having repeat abortions is increasing (some four or more) and more abortions are being performed on women who have previously had a live birth.

Hearing Women:  Approximately 40 percent of American women under 45 have had at least one abortion.  Twenty-five percent of all pregnancies end in abortion.  Since the legalization of abortion in 1973, over 40 million abortions have taken place.  Yet no comprehensive data exists concerning the impact of abortion on women.  Consider that the federal government has in place mechanisms to track just about every other medical procedure, but it chooses not to follow this one.

Abortion Statistics:  An Effective Eye-Opener.
Leading Causes of Death in the United States in 1990

Abortion          1,570,000
Heart Disease       980,000
Cancer              510,000
Lung Disease        160,000
Accidents           100,000
Other Causes        460,000
"Other causes" includes, among many other causes of death, murder, suicide, septicemia, congenital abnormalities, AIDS, ulcers, tuberculosis, meningitis, and hepatitis.  Reference:  Statistical Abstract of the United States, quoted here.


Other countries' experiences:

Report: 336 million abortions under China's one-child policy.  It's difficult to know exactly how many abortions — voluntary or otherwise — have been performed in China to get everyone to comply with their notorious one-child policy, because a lot of this stuff occurs off the grid and under the radar — but China's health ministry just revealed their four-decade tally of 336 million (and I'd rely on this being a very low-ball estimate).

Biden's anti-life policy.  The "one child" rule — codified in the [Chinese] National Population and Family-planning Law — was implemented in 1979 during the heyday of anxiety about supposed global overpopulation.  It was over-the-top even by the utilitarian standards of Zero Population Growth fanatics; fertility rates in China peaked in 1967 at almost six children per family and had dropped by over half before the policy was formulated.  Nevertheless, the communists imposed the draconian standard, and Beijing now brags that the state since has prevented 400 million births in one way or another.

Paradise Lost: The Bitter Pill of Global Feminism.  Most persons are aware of China's one-child policy.  But few fully understand the indelible mark this human rights travesty has left on the soul of the Chinese people.  Recently professor Jing-Bao Nie of New Zealand published a remarkably candid appraisal of this policy, which represents the most ambitious demographic experiment ever conducted in human history.

Should We Ban The "Population Bomb"?  Chinese women are pressured into having abortions, often just before coming to term (Steven Mosher, Broken Earth, Free Press, 1983).  One village employed "special measures" against resistors:  beating their husbands until they agreed to the abortion (PRI Review July/Aug 1991).  Female infanticide is common in China and India; these countries have 60 million fewer women than expected (94 women per 100 men, cf. 105 in the US and Europe and about 100 in Africa and Latin America).  In one Indian hospital, which offers amniocentesis, 7999 out of 8000 aborted fetuses were female.  To those who fear the population bomb, millions of human deaths due to hampered economic development or outright bans on life-saving technology (such as DDT) may be an intended consequence, not an unfortunate side effect.

China and Forced Abortions.  Reggie Littlejohn is a petite woman who heads Women's Rights Without Frontiers  Attorney Littlejohn gave up a profitable practice to work for human rights.  Dr. Littlejohn showed how China's brutal policy actually works.  Women in China pregnant with their second or third "unauthorized" child, are rounded up and harassed until they submit to abortion — even in the eighth or ninth month.  Estimates range as high as 50 million a year.

Pro-Choice Human Rights Activists Call Chinese Abortion Practices Torture.  In its 2008 annual report on China, the commission described China's population plan:  "The government requires married couples to obtain a birth permit before they can lawfully bear a child and forces them to use contraception at other times.  Violators of the policy are routinely punished with exorbitant fees, and in some cases, subjected to forced sterilization, forced abortion, arbitrary detention, and torture."

'One-Child' Expert Urges Investigation Before UNFPA Funding Resumes.  An American expert on China's "one-child" population control policy is urging President Obama to delay restoring funding to the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) pending an independent investigation into whether U.S. taxpayers' money will support coerced abortions in China.

You Are Funding Forced Abortions in China.  So am I.  Not only elective abortions.  Forced abortions.  It doesn't matter whether you are pro-life or pro-choice on this issue.  No one can support forced abortion, because it is not a choice.  What do I mean by "forced abortions"?  Here are a couple of examples from the U.S. Department of State China Report, just released on Feb. 25, 2009...

Forced to abort.  Many women say they have been pressured into abortions they did not want, according to research conducted by the Elliot Institute, a nonprofit specializing in the effects of abortion on women and families.  For years, the pro-choice movement has circulated horrid tales of back-alley abortions performed before Roe v. Wade legalized abortion on demand in 1973.  Yet the opposite phenomenon, which has occurred across the nation, is even more disturbing.  In a society in which abortion is legal, many women and teens are pressured to abort their child.  So how much choice do American women really have over their reproductive capacities?

Chinese parents fight forced abortions.  Yang Zhongchen, a small-town businessman, wined and dined three government officials for permission to become a father.  But the Peking duck and liquor weren't enough.  One night, a couple of weeks before her date for giving birth, Yang's wife was dragged from her bed in a north China town and taken to a clinic, where, she says, her baby was killed by injection while still inside her.

China trying to force 6-months pregnant woman to abort.  A Muslim Uighur woman who's more than six months pregnant remained under watch in a hospital in China's far northwest Friday [11/14/2008] awaiting a forced abortion by authorities who don't want her to have a third child.  A nurse who's tending to the woman at a hospital in Yining, near China's border with Kazakhstan, said physicians had delayed the abortion because of international queries about her case.

Congresswoman Confident Obama Will Fund UNFPA, Which Supports China's Coercive Abortion Program.  Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said she is confident that President-elect Barack Obama will reverse the Bush administration's decision six years ago to stop the $40 million in annual funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) because of its support of China's one-child policy — a policy that includes coercive abortion.

Vietnam Abortion Rates Very High, One Woman Dies Every Five Days.  New reports out of Vietnam, where abortion is legal, are showing the number of abortions in the Communist nation is staggeringly high.  In addition, one woman dies form a legal abortion in the Asian nation every five days.

Half of infant deaths in Flanders were euthanasia.  Nearly half the newborn babies who died in Flanders over a recent year-long period were helped to die by their doctors, a new study reported yesterday [4/9/2005].  Pediatricians in the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium either discreetly stopped treating the babies or, in 17 cases, illegally killed them with lethal doses of painkillers.

In Australia...
Loophole allows baby bonus for late abortions.  It was intended to boost the birth rate, but a legal loophole means the $5000 baby bonus can be claimed for late-term abortions.  The loophole arises because abortions after 20 weeks' gestation are recorded by doctors as stillbirths.  Parents of stillborn babies receive the maternity benefit on compassionate grounds.

Australian Abortion Business Objects to Nearby Child Care Center.  In a move that pro-life activists say is clearly "anti-child," an Australian abortion center has objected to the opening of a child care center in its neighborhood.  In a complaint filed with the city of Swan, the abortion center's operators said that the sight and sound of children playing on nearby property might cause emotional strain for women undergoing abortions.

[In other words, if you don't pause to give it serious thought and consideration, ending someone else's life is not really all that bad.]

Bodies of 21 Babies Found in China River.  Bodies of 21 babies have been discovered in plastic bags in a river in eastern China and authorities suspect they were dumped there by local hospitals, state media reported Tuesday [3/30/2010].

This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2017 by Andrew K. Dart

Philosophical issues, Biblical perspectives, and the slippery slope:

Can You Claim to Be 'Born-Again' When You Won't Even Allow Others to Be Born?  The Scriptural premise, that God made human beings in His image, naturally leads us, as it has Christians throughout history, to protect and cherish those who bear that image.  Ignoring evils perpetrated against bearers of the divine image denies what we know to be true about God.  In other words, a distorted view of human beings always goes hand-in-hand with a distorted view of God.

Chinese researchers edit human embryos again via CRISPR — Altered genes to be resistant to HIV.  Chinese fertility doctors have tried to make HIV-proof human embryos, but the experiments ended in a bust.  The new report is the second time researchers in China revealed that they had a go at making genetically modified human embryos.  The controversial experiments are, in effect, feasibility studies of whether it's possible to make super-people engineered to avoid genetic disorders or resist disease.

When does human life begin?  It is a fundamental and decisive question because your answer reveals your understanding of the nature and status of the human embryo.  It also shapes your stance on the big bioethical issues of the day such as abortion, cloning and embryonic stem cell research.  There are many voices sowing confusion, but the Bible is unmistakably clear that human life begins at conception.  In this booklet, John Ling provides a wide-ranging explanation of biblical truth, the historical Christian perspective and evidence from modern science to support this position.

The Liberal Nurturing of Gun Violence.  [W]hat liberals fail or refuse to recognize is that actively excising God from the public consciousness, systematically equating murder with women's health, and spending almost half a century pressing for the right to kill eradicate any credibility they may have had concerning the issue of saving lives.  A blurred line between acceptable and unacceptable murder has developed, yet the ones most responsible for the distortion refuse to acknowledge personal culpability. [...] Therefore, whether Obama realizes it or not, the blame for mass shootings should be placed not on the Second Amendment or on those who believe that abortion outside the womb is an acceptable choice, but at the feet of those like himself, who condemn ambushing a roomful of people with a gun but openly approve of ambushing a baby in the womb.  It's secular progressives who have spent 40-plus years dumbing down the public's definition of murder.  Therefore, what right do abortion advocates have to get indignant when a deranged person with a gun executes a roomful of people?

How Many Women Are Pressured Into Abortions?  One would think any large movement that styles itself "pro-choice" would want to ensure its beneficiaries are in fact free to choose and well-informed about the implications of those choices.  One might think that unless, of course, one were dealing with an abortion industry whose goal is not "choice" at all, but delivering as many abortions as possible.

If Abortion Is OK, then Why Shouldn't Women Conceive In Order to Sell Livers and Brains?  Supposedly there is some vast difference between a stillborn baby and an aborted fetus.  But if Planned Parenthood is really so confident of that "fact" (which is really just a stupid lie), then why don't they go all the way?

Questions Every Planned Parenthood Supporter Should Have To Answer.  [Scroll down]  If a baby is outside the womb, with lungs, a beating heart, and a functioning brain, is it alive?  And if it is, is killing that baby morally wrong?  If not, do you support the unlimited right of women to dismember viable fetuses whenever they want for whatever reason they like?  If so, what is the limit?  Before 20 weeks?  Before 30 weeks?  A week before the delivery date?  Before the umbilical cord is removed?  When does the child deserve protection?  (The position of most elected Democrats, incidentally, is never.)  Do you believe it's moral for a Planned Parenthood technician to cut through the face of a healthy fetus in order to harvest his organs?  If so, do you believe taxpayers should be funding this practice?  What is the moral difference between killing a viable fetus and a five-day old child?

The Abortion Industry: Corrupt to the Core.  You can't practice vice virtuously.  If your conscience has deteriorated to the point that you can kill babies, you're going to do a lot of other evil as well.  Your ability to discern right from wrong has been destroyed, and there's no way that the fallout is only going to impact one segment of your activities.  And that is precisely the downfall of the abortion industry.  Many who accept legal abortion in our country do so only because they really think "legal" means safe, and they believe the myth that abortion is a benign procedure that actually can be performed within some kind of morally and legally upright framework.  But nothing is farther from the truth.  The men and women who kill children also destroy everything and everyone in their path.

Attack on pregnant woman complicated by abortion politics.  In a highly charged debate that has played out across the country, Colorado has twice rejected proposals to make the violent death of a fetus a homicide, refusing to join 38 other states and the federal government for fear such a law would be used to restrict abortions.

Yes, People Believe Abortion Is Murder.  [Scroll down]  Pro-life activism has constituted one of the most important political and moral movements of our time.  It has left its stamp on our politics quite literally over decades.  It draws thousands together in peaceful rallies every year, all across the country.  Nearly a fifth of Americans say they are unwilling to vote for a candidate who is not pro-life.  And it has affected the moral development of our young people.  As a professor of moral philosophy, I've heard scores of students explain to me how pro-life activism was their main entry point into thinking seriously about moral responsibility, personhood, and what a human life is worth.

The New Regressives.  [Scroll down]  All that is not today's liberalism, which instead believes in pursuance of race, class, and gender equality by any means of intimidation and censorship necessary.  If science now allows a premature child to live outside the womb at 20 weeks, that knowledge must remain an irrelevant fact.  Champions of abortion who used to insist that fetuses were not viable outside the womb simply have dropped that argument altogether.  They are not interested any more in the issue of when life begins, but rather wedded deductively to the notion of terminating a pregnancy at almost anytime the mother might wish to do so.

The Media's Abortion Problem.  [Philip] Bump writes with the insouciant incuriosity that defines media coverage of abortion in America:  "'Life' is something of a philosophical question..."  It never seems to have crossed his mind that whether the United States has permitted the genocide of 50 million human beings rests on the answer to this question.  Bump and his media compatriots are content to leave this essential question sitting in shadow, even while shedding light is their job.

March for Life expands to new cause: Obamacare.  When the March for Life first stepped off in 1973 in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of abortion, Dr. Jack Kevorkian had not begun to advertise "death counseling," capital punishment had been suspended and the Affordable Care Act was decades from being signed.  Over the course of 40 years, laws have changed and society's perceptions have shifted beyond a simple division between pro-life and pro-choice.  Issues such as the death penalty, assisted suicide, "do not resuscitate" medical orders and euthanasia frequently enter the right-to-life debate these days.

The coming collapse of the abortion lobby.  "Privacy" has long since vanished in the context of abortion policy:  the abortion statists believe the procedure should permeate the public sphere.  They want abortion defined as fundamental health care for women ... and they want every American to pay for it.  They do not believe an individual should have a choice whether to participate in abortion.  They plan to force every American, regardless of their personal beliefs and values, to participate in abortion as part of the everyday fabric of our culture through tax subsidies and occupational mandates.

An Honest and Horrifying Admission.  The anti-life left can no longer hide behind some murky confusion of what's happening in the womb.  They can no longer candy-coat what they condone.  They can no longer pretend there is some great mystery to when human life begins.  Credit technology, but also credit a pro-life movement that, after forty years of frustrating attempts to chip away at our modern holocaust through regulating abortion, is finally getting around to forcing the only question that has ever mattered:  what is conceived in the womb? [...] The word fetus, just like the words adolescent and toddler, doesn't refer to a nonhuman.  It refers to a human at a particular stage of development.

Which Babies Should Get the Death Sentence?  Who exactly benefits when the government permits the deliberate killing of an innocent child conceived through rape?

Gun control, abortion and shameful political hypocrisy.  Ignoring the obvious isn't just ignorance; it's a symptom of coldness that's incapable of seeing beyond personal political gain.  How else could Obama imply that our Second Amendment rights should be abandoned if it will save a single life, yet vigorously defend aborting tens of millions of babies (and even the barbaric partial birth abortion) for any or no reason at all?

Canadian Medical Association Redefines Human Life.  The Canadian Medical Association, the largest association of doctors in Canada, has redefined human life.  On August 15, as reported by LifeNews, delegates to the CMA's general council voted to pass "a resolution supporting the current wording of the Criminal Code which states that a child 'becomes a human being within the meaning of this Act when it has completely proceeded, in a living state, from the body of its mother.'"  The CMA resolution is intended to support the nation's criminal code, which defines an infant as a human being only after the infant is born.

The Editor asks...
If you zip yourself into a sleeping bag, are you not a person?  Does a person stop (or start) being a person depending on his or her location?  Is a man not a man if he cannot breathe on his own?  If so, why bother with CPR?

Activist Tells Congress She Would Break the Law to Help Minors Cross State Lines to End Pregnancies.  Were Congress to outlaw the transporting of a minor without her parents' permission across state lines to get an abortion, an abortion- and gay-rights activist testifying on Capitol Hill Thursday [3/8/2012] she would break the law to continue to help girls end their pregnancies.  Appearing as a Democratic Party witness at a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, Dr. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, president and dean of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass. recalled the time she took a 15-year-old girl she had never met before to get an abortion.

The Editor says...
One of us does not know the definition of "divinity".

Sliding Down the Slippery Slope at Warp Speed.  A medical journal article ruthlessly proposes — and its editor defends — rhetorically dressed-up infanticide.

Silence assents to evil of 'after-birth abortion'.  Decades ago, when Roe v. Wade was decided, conservatives and many religious folks predicted the country had begun an inevitable slide toward a murderous future:  a time when certain people — in addition to unprotected preborn children — would be declared less valuable than others, their killing justified.  Back then, liberal voices jeered at the warnings of the slippery slope ahead.  But those fears have become real.

Infanticide on Demand.  Recently, advocates for the parental right to kill unwanted newborns have appeared in the forms of Drs. Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva, whose paper for the Australian Journal of Medical Ethics advocates "after birth abortion." ... The slippery slope argument of pro-life advocates has been vindicated by leftists who formerly ridiculed the argument as absurd.  The arguments of Giubilini and Minerva follow a gruesomely reversed and morally repugnant logic which now openly advocates the murder of infants.

Eugene Robinson: Believing Life Starts at Conception is 'Frankly Insane'.  Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson set off alarm bells last month when he denigrated Rick Santorum as "very weird" for the manner in which Santorum and his wife mourned the loss of their newborn son Gabriel, who died within hours of his birth in 1996. ... Robinson doesn't limit himself to his belief that a fertilized egg is not fully human.  He also believes this of babies born prematurely who die shortly after birth — as shown by his dismissive criticism of the Santorums' response to the death of their son.

Gingrich: Life Doesn't Begin At Conception Because That Would 'Open Up Difficult Questions'.  In an interview with ABC News on Friday [12/2/2011], former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he believes that human life does not begin at conception but at "implantation and successful implantation" because if you say life begins at conception "you're going to open up an extraordinary range of very difficult questions."  Gingrich also said that his "friends" who take "ideological positions" that human life does begin at conception "don't then follow through on the logic of" that postion.

Nurses Against Abortion Suing N.J. Hospital.  A dozen nurses in New Jersey have filed suit against the hospital where they work because the nurses don't want to assist during abortions. ... The women suing are same-day surgery nurses at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark.  They said until a few months ago, they were never asked to assist in those procedures.  But the nurses said the hospital implemented a policy change this past September and told them they had to assist abortions or risk being fired.

On Liberty and Abortion.  I've come to see that every single argument in favor of unlimited abortion simply skips over the decisive question:  is an unborn child a human being or not?  You can't say killing a human being is a private matter.  You can't say a woman has "a right to choose" whether to kill a human being.  You can't say it's okay to kill a human being because he was the product of rape or incest.  You can't argue that protecting the life of a human being unfairly extends government power — the government already has, and must have, that power.  And you surely can't say we must kill masses of innocent humans for the greater good of society.  That's more than hitlerian.  It's satanic.  You can see pro-choicers stumble over this problem of logic when feminists, say, complain that people are aborting far more girls than boys or when gays worry that the discovery of a "gay gene" may lead to a "gay holocaust" by abortion.  It ain't a holocaust if you're not killing people.

Enviro-Marxists discover the real scourge of the planet:  human beings.  How we got here, be it the culture of legalized abortion, liberal judicial activism, the dumbing down of the population by the public school system, or an increasing number of people looking to government to provide for their every need, it is chilling to consider where we find ourselves, a place where a couple of commentators on an allegedly serious news program can casually contemplate whether the United States of America should adopt the infanticide policies of a brutal, murderous dictatorship without the slightest mention of the restraints of our Constitution, and have viewers enthusiastically chime in about what a terrific idea it is.  People who thirty years ago warned of a slippery slope should have thought more in terms of a tiny step off a very steep cliff.

Inhofe:  Some Senators Share Holdren's View That Born Babies Are Not 'Human Beings'.  Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, says he believes some of his Senate colleagues share the view expressed by White House science adviser John P. Holdren in a 1973 book that human fetuses do not become "human beings" until sometime after they are born.

Obama and His Pro-Life Apologists.  President Obama knows that an unborn baby is human.  He knows that the blood shed by the abortionist's knife is human blood, that the bones broken are human bones.  He does not deny that the baby whom nurse Jill Stanek discovered gasping for breath in a soiled linen bin after a failed attempt to end her life by abortion, was a human baby.  Even in opposing the Illinois Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which was designed to assure that such babies were rescued if possible or at least given comfort care while they died, Barack Obama did not deny the humanity of the child.  What he denied, and continues to deny, is the fundamental equality of that child — equality with those of us who are safely born and accepted into the human community.

The Sanctity of Human Life.  The sanctity of human life is first described in the Holy Bible in Genesis 1:27 (NIV):  "So God created man in his own image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."  Scholars note that being created in the image of God (imago Dei) means more than having certain abilities and attributes.  It means that humans are the images of God, regardless of what they can or cannot do.  To bear the image of the Creator is a privilege extended uniquely to humans.  No other "creation" of God can make this claim.

The Right of Conscience in the Age of Obama.  On May 24, [Nurse Catherina Cenzon-]DeCarlo, a nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, was forced to participate in the killing of a 22-week-old unborn child by dismemberment.  As she began her shift that morning, a superior informed her that she needed to assist in the late second-term abortion. ... Though she had repeatedly and in writing made her belief known to hospital administrators since she was hired five years earlier, DeCarlo was told on that day that if she did not participate, she would be charged with "insubordination and patient abandonment."

Kathleen Sebelius: Obama Backs Abortion Conscience-Clause Laws But...  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said President Barack Obama supports existing federal laws that prevent federally funded health care providers from forcing doctors and pharmacists who morally oppose abortion from either performing the procedure or providing abortion-inducing medication.  But Obama opposes a regulation put into place by the Bush administration that would require those federally funded providers to certify compliance with the law, Sebelius said.

Obama's Conscience Claws.  President Obama has a masterful ability to convince people he is their friend even while he attacks them.  This talent was on display last Thursday July 2, when the President spoke to members of the Catholic press about conscience rights for pro-life doctors.  Obama seems to be persuading even pro-life Catholics that he supports "robust" conscience rights. ... Yet one of Obama's first actions was to repeal basic rules protecting conscience.

When Life Begins:  Your life began, as did the life of every other human being, when the fusion of egg and sperm produced a new, complete, living organism — an embryonic human being.  You were never an ovum or a sperm cell, those were both functionally and genetically parts of other human beings — your parents.  But you were once an embryo, just as you were once an adolescent, a child, an infant, and a fetus.  By an internally directed process, you developed from the embryonic stage into and through the fetal, infant, child, and adolescent stages of development and ultimately into adulthood with your determinateness, unity, and identity fully intact.  You are the same being — the same human being — who once was an embryo.

Docs speak out about abortion.  Canada, which reputedly provides the most open legal access to abortion in the western world, doesn't provide access enough, said an abortion rights group last week.  Many women can't get abortions at all, or are subjected to long delays.  The group's solution:  Require doctors by law to perform abortions whether they like it or not.

A matter of life and death.  In self-defense, most see nothing wrong with taking a life if another person is about to take theirs.  It is only if the killer succeeds that some strange notion kicks in that the killer's life suddenly inherits value and comes under constitutional protection.  Conversely, the unborn child, according to the same court, only has a right to live if the woman carrying it gives it that right.  Should she decide not to give birth, any method, including drug cocktails, is allowed.  It mocks life when anti-death penalty people advocate for the guilty, while caring nothing for the unborn.

America's Culture War:  How does the war over abortion rights and homosexual rights affect society at large in America? … Many men and women who would be responsible for saving the lives of many Americans were never permitted to come into the world.  Therefore, abortion has cost the United States economy billions of dollars.  Fewer workers mean less tax revenue for the U.S. Treasury.  Fewer workers mean less Social Security revenue for the U.S. Treasury.  Fewer workers mean less money spent on food, clothes, and shelter in America which definitely affects the economy negatively.

Partial-Birth Bigotry:  Liberal critics just can't believe that a majority of Americans find this procedure immoral.  Nor can they understand why many think the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade is muddle-headed and misguided for conjuring a woman's right to abortion out of a constitutional guarantee of "due process."

Like a slave, is an unborn child not a brother?  This week, I received an invitation to the opening of a new gallery in the Museum in Docklands, an offshoot of the Museum of London. … I found myself wondering how abortion will be viewed by museum curators, teachers, historians and moralists 200 years from now. As the slavery exhibition shows, something that one generation accepts readily enough is often seen as abhorrent by its descendants — so abhorrent, in fact, that people find it almost impossible to understand how it could have been countenanced in a supposedly civilised society.

The devaluing of human life …   did not end with making abortion legal, and therefore, to some people, moral.  The word "baby" does not appear in Roe v. Wade, let alone the word "killing."  And so, the termination of "lives not worth living" goes on.

Rule backs doctors opposed to abortion.  Federal health officials announced tougher steps yesterday to protect doctors and other health care professionals from being fired or discriminated against for refusing to provide abortions for conscience or religious reasons.  A proposed rule, which is open for public comment for the next 30 days, reads that no one receiving federal funds can discriminate against employees who refuse to undergo training for abortions or provide referrals for abortions.

Abortion Rhymes with Death.  Ramesh Ponnuru, my close friend and colleague at National Review, has written the first serious pro-life book for a general audience in decades.  It is a humane, sustained and, most of all, respectful argument about respecting life, dealing with abortion, eugenics, and euthanasia.

What the Bible Says About the Beginning of Life:  The Bible is far from silent on the topic of the sanctity of human life, especially preborn life in the womb.  This resource provides just a few of the Scripture verses that speak to the value of preborn life created in God's image from the moment of fertilization.

The Media Adore Warren Buffett.  Buffett targets people in general, not just a particular group.  In a press release, [Rev. Thomas J.] Euteneuer took aim at almost every aspect of Buffett's agenda, saying that "Warren Buffett's philanthropy aims at killing pre-born children not curing childhood disease, eliminating the poor not poverty, and destroying the developing world not aiding development."  That may seem harsh.  But while [Bill] Gates is dedicated to "global health" issues, he, too, underwrites the pro-abortion agenda.

More women have abortions as it loses stigma.  Women are finding it more acceptable to have an abortion than to drift into an unplanned pregnancy, the head of Britain's leading abortion agency said yesterday.  Ann Furedi, the chief executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), said one women in five was now childless at the age of 45 and an increasing number were making the choice not to have children at all.  Ms. Furedi said there had been a shift in public opinion about parenthood.  The stigma of abortion had diminished but there was now concern about being a poor parent.

[A mother who has her child exterminated is a poor parent indeed.]

Protecting the lives of others is fundamental to civilization.  It is becoming increasingly expedient to eliminate an unwanted pregnancy, a malformed child, an infant of an undesired sex, a disabled person, the elderly, and others who are nonproductive, inconvenient, and do not vote.  When we no longer have the will to take care of others in peril and need, we will no longer be able to depend on others to care for us when we are similarly afflicted.  History has shown us how easy it is to accelerate the elimination of the inconvenient as the Nazis did starting in 1935.

Pro-life on campus.  What causes people who pride themselves on the compassion of their creed to champion the violent killing of the weakest human beings?  Many reasons have been offered, most with some truth to them.  For the sexual revolution to achieve its goal of sex without consequences, abortion was necessary.  Guilt is another factor; those who have had or encouraged abortions are desperate to justify themselves.

Pro-life laws save lives.  Is such pro-life legislation effective?  Do parental-notification laws, partial-birth abortion bans and informed-consent laws make a difference?  According to a new Heritage Foundation paper, the answer is yes.

I have a (pro-life) dream.  I have a dream that some day, every child will be conceived from an act of true love between parents who love each other, are married to each other, and eagerly welcome him.  I have a dream that every child will spend his childhood with those parents who brought him into being.

Abortion FAQ
I was knit together in my mother's womb, Psalm 139.
The Abortion-Homosexual Connection.  California Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's appointment of longtime Democrat, lesbian activist and pro-abortion leader Susan Kennedy as his chief of staff is more evidence of The Terminator's disdain for social conservatives.  But the move also illustrates the strong collaboration between homosexual activists and the abortion lobby.

 Excellent:   Abortion discussed on the Ears to Hear web site, where it is seen as "Murder under the deceptive premise of the 'right to choose.'" 

The Abortion Underworld:  The abortion industry is riddled with violence, corruption, and crime and is guilty of committing vile deeds outside as well as inside abortion clinics.

Abortion and the Religious Left:  The liberal churches speak out on abortion, but the conservative ones are silent.  Churches must preach the Gospel before all else.  Because, this is not a physical battle.  This is not even a merely cultural battle.  It is spiritual warfare.  Unless traditional Christians speak up, there will be only one army on the field.

United Methodist Church criticized for pro-abortion alliance.  The United Methodist Church is being criticized for its alliance with a pro-abortion coalition.  The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice has come out against the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the ban on partial-birth abortion, calling it a "serious setback."  The pro-abortion group is supported by several mainline Christian denominations, including the United Methodist Church.

Abortion:  Striking at the Root of the Problem.  Consider this quote:  "The purpose of marriage is not to have pleasure and to be idle but to procreate and bring up children, to support a household.  Those who have no love for children are swine, stocks, and logs unworthy of being called men or women; for they despise the blessings of God, the Creator and Author of marriage."  Perhaps you're thinking some deranged medieval Pope must have made that statement.  Hardly!  It was Martin Luther, the Father of the Protestant Reformation who said it.

Entertainer Pat Boone Blames Abortion for Society's "Insensitivity".

Cheating girlfriend hid body of newborn baby in car boot to conceal love affair.  On the night of December 27 last year [Claire] Jones gave birth alone in the bathroom of her mother's home but the baby was stillborn.  She wrapped the body in a carrier bag and some plastic bin bags then drove back to the house she shared with [David] Stoneman, 33.  Jones acted as if nothing had happened and even returned to her job as a marketing manager.

Catholic voters warned on abortion.  Roman Catholic voters and lawmakers must heed church teaching on abortion or risk losing their eternal salvation, U.S. bishops said yesterday [11/14/2007].  "The direct and intentional destruction of innocent human life is always wrong and is not just one issue among many," the bishops stated.  "It must always be opposed."

Doctors worry organ donors not dead.  A federally funded research project has described how surgeons were able to snatch the hearts from severely brain-damaged newborns only seconds after they were disconnected from life-support units and transplant the organs into other diseased infants, but the work is raising alarms from those who say the donors weren't dead yet.

Premature baby 'comes back to life'.  The father, Ali Majdub, told Channel 2 that his wife realized the child was alive after asking to see her dead daughter one last time.  "When we unwrapped the baby to see her, she realized it was moving.  I began screaming and ran with it toward the doctors," he said.  She was then rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit, where doctors are fighting for her life.

The Slippery Slope is Real (and Real Slippery).  Most conservatives I hear from are upset about the inch-by-inch ground we give up on traditional values.  The end result isn't a ball of fire; instead we wake up in a foggy, swampy mess of concessions that really does impact society. … Frankly, we don't need to prove a downward slope.  The left has done it for us.

Nebraska Safe-Haven Law Permits Parents to Abandon Teens.  Nebraska's new safe-haven law allowing parents to abandon unwanted children at hospitals with no questions asked is unique in a significant way:  It goes beyond babies and potentially permits the abandonment of anyone under 19.  While lawmakers may not have intended it, the month-old law raises the possibility that frustrated parents could drop off misbehaving teens or even severely disabled older children with impunity.

Update:
10 kids abandoned at Nebraska hospitals under state's safe haven law.  Relatives of nine siblings who were abandoned by their father under Nebraska's new safe haven law may be granted custody.  A spokeswoman for the state department Health and Human Services officials said Friday [9/26/2008] that a number of family members have volunteered to take the siblings, ranging in age from 1 to 17.

Nebraska Dad Who Abandoned 9 Children Was Out of Work, 'Overwhelmed'.  An out-of-work widower who abandoned nine of his children at a hospital under Nebraska's new safe haven law said he was overwhelmed without his wife and just "fell apart." ... The unique law allows caregivers to abandon babies and teenagers alike at hospitals without fear of prosecution.  Originally intended to protect infants, it was expanded in a legislative compromise to protect any "child."  Some have interpreted that to mean anyone under 19.

Frustrated parents dump teens at hospitals.  Frustrated parents are dumping their teenagers at Nebraska hospitals — even crossing state lines to do it — and the state Legislature has scheduled a special hearing to try to stem the tide.  Nebraska's "safe haven" law, intended to allow parents to anonymously hand over an infant to a hospital without being prosecuted, isn't working out as planned.

Montana Judge: Man Has Right to Assisted Suicide.  A Montana judge has ruled that doctor-assisted suicides are legal in the state, a decision likely to be appealed as the state argues that the Legislature, not the court, should decide whether terminally ill patients have the right to take their own life. (sic)

The Editor says...
Why can't judges be content to enforce the law, instead of legislating from the bench and manufacturing new "rights"?  By the way, "their" is plural and "life" is singular.

Guilty consciences.  For social liberals, what is it about abortion that makes some of them consider it a sacrificial rite through which only the killing of an unborn child can truly liberate a woman from the clutches of paternalism? ... If you are a resident in an assisted-living center, you might consider putting an extra lock on the door, because you are next.  By the time our consciences have been reprogrammed, the bureaucrat who decides you have outlived your usefulness will have forgotten how to feel guilty about anything.

Death is on a Roll.  The "death with dignity" and the "self-deliverance" movements fail to see any real meaning in human life.  In their views, life is not so much a gift as a right.  As a right, one's life has little or no meaning other than what one makes of it.  Life is ours to make or to take.  To own or to discard.  To enjoy or to end.  This position finds its roots in a nihilistic perspective where human life ultimately has no significance but rather is something we own while we are here and can choose to embrace, value, discard, or abuse.

Sebelius' Pro-Choice Incoherence:  If developing life is merely protoplasmic rubbish, it has the legal claims of a cyst or a toenail.  But if a politician believes life is sacred, the destruction of more than a million lives a year cannot be merely one issue among many.  [Kathleen] Sebelius and other pro-choice Catholic leaders are disagreeing with their church on a fundamental issue of justice — which is their right.  It is also the right of their church to point out their incoherence.

U.S. News' Bonnie Erbe Argues Abortion is a 'Good Decision' in a Recession.  In her April 1 blog post, Bonnie Erbe, contributing editor to U.S. News and World Report and host of PBS' "To the Contrary," gave that advice to pregnant moms who are wondering how to raise a child on a strained budget.  It wasn't a tasteless April Fool's Day joke.  She's serious.

The End Game of the Left.  Within the world of the far left, individuals have no value.  Only the state matters.  That is why the modern American statist devalues individual achievement and wealth.  If, as in the socialist world of Marx, Engels, and Adolf Hitler, God does not exist and humans have no souls, then the state determines the value of a human life.  This philosophy leads to an ominous conclusion. ... The end game of the left is the abortion and eugenic elimination of the "undesirables", the euthanasia of the old and infirm, and the genocide of those who disagree.  Its objective is the purity of socialist thought.  And it is pure evil.


Notre Dame sells out

In the latest triumph of political correctness over principle, the University of Notre Dame has abandoned the Catholic church's pro-life stance and has invited President Obama to speak and to receive an honorary law degree.

Catholic Bishop: Wrong for Notre Dame to Honor 'Pro-Choice' and Pro-Gay Marriage VP Joe Biden.  Catholic Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, head of the Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana diocese where the University of Notre Dame is located, said it is wrong for the school to honor Vice President Joe Biden with the Laetare Medal, which recognizes a Catholic's outstanding service to the Church and to society.  Notre Dame, headed by Fr. John Jenkins, decided to give the award to Vice President Joe Biden and to former House Speaker John Boehner, the former a Democrat and the latter a Republican, and both Catholic.

Catholic Notre Dame Will Award Pro-Abortion Obama an Honorary Law Degree.  The University of Notre Dame announced on Friday [3/20/2009] that it will award President Barack Obama an honorary law degree and that Obama will give the principal address at the university's May 17th commencement ceremony.

Tens of Thousands Sign Petition Asking Notre Dame Not to Honor Pro-Abortion Obama.  Many American Catholics, including alumni and students of the University of Notre Dame, are expressing anger and profound disappointment at the school's decision to invite President Obama -- who supports abortion on demand and legalized same-sex unions -- to be the school's commencement speaker and to award him an honorary doctoral degree in law.

The Destruction of Notre Dame.  On Friday, March 20, it was announced that President Obama had accepted an invitation by the president of the University of Notre Dame, Father John Jenkins, to give the commencement address on May 19 and receive an honorary degree.  What fire could not do, Father Jenkins and his Academic Council may succeed in doing -- destroying a major Catholic institution.

Notre Dame students protest as pro-choice President Obama picked to give commencement speech.  Mr. President, go wax eloquent elsewhere.  President Obama's selection as the keynote speaker at Notre Dame's commencement ceremony this spring has sparked a deluge of protest, with critics citing his pro-choice stance and his decision to funnel federal dollars for stem-cell research.

Notre Dame Not Budging on Obama Invite.  Officials at the University of Notre Dame are standing firmly behind their decision to invite President Obama to deliver the university's commencement address, despite strong opposition from some vocal Catholics.

Criticism over Obama invite mounts at Notre Dame.  The University of Notre Dame has a tradition of inviting new presidents to speak at graduation.  But this year's selection of President Barack Obama has been met by a barrage of criticism that has left some students fearing their commencement ceremony will turn into a circus.

Touchdown Obama.  The Catholic Church in America has bred her own destroyers, graduating from doctrinally corrupt catechetical programs, schools and colleges two generations of pro-abortion politicians.  Barack Obama, in his effortless Alinskyite style, has exploited this phenomenon to the hilt, seeking out Catholics such as Joe Biden and Kathleen Sebelius to serve as his agents of destruction.  The controversy this week at Notre Dame is one more snapshot of this self-implosion.

Phoenix Bishop Blasts Notre Dame's President.  Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, Ariz., sent a scorching letter [via email] Wednesday to Fr. John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame University, directly accusing Fr. Jenkins of committing an act of disobedience to the Catholic bishops of the United States by inviting pro-abortion President Barack Obama to deliver Notre Dame's commencement address and receive an honorary law degree.

Notre Dame:  Sober Up!  Here we have a Catholic archbishop [Charles Chaput] exposing the fact that the emperor has no clothes on, when right down the road we have the most well known Catholic university in the land reaching out to embrace the most pro-abortion president in the history of the United States.  Something is wrong with this picture.  Or perhaps, one should suggest there is something extraordinarily evil about it.

Bishop to Skip Notre Dame Commencement.  The Roman Catholic bishop whose diocese includes the University of Notre Dame says he will boycott President Barack Obama's commencement speech at the Catholic school because Obama's policies on stem cell research and abortion run counter to church teaching.  Bishop John D'Arcy of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend said in a statement Tuesday [3/24/2009] that Obama's recent decision to federally fund embryonic stem cell research "has now placed in public policy ... his long-stated unwillingness to hold human life sacred."

Notre Dame Alumni Opposed to Obama's Speech.  The Observer, Notre Dame's student newspaper, has been hearing from Notre Dame alumni on whether or not Obama should speak at the graduation.  Most alumni agree:  the University has made a mistake.

Row over Obama visit at Notre Dame University.  Conservative Christians are protesting against an invitation to Barack Obama to speak at a Catholic university because of the US President's enthusiasm for policies that go against Catholic belief, such as federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

American Cardinal joins criticism of Notre Dame.  Cardinal Archbishop of Galveston-Houston Daniel DiNardo became the first Catholic prelate to come out publicly against Notre Dame University inviting President Barack Obama to speak at their commencement.

Cardinal DiNardo of Texas on why Obama should not be honoured by Notre Dame:  [Scroll down]  And how about this for deadly understatement?  "Even given the dignity of Office of the President, this offer [by Notre Dame] is still providing a platform and an award for a public figure who has been candid on his pro-abortion views.  Particularly troubling is the Honorary Law Degree since it recognizes that the person is a 'Teacher', in this case of the Law.  I think that this decision requires charitable but vigorous critique."

Notre Shame or Notre Dame?  Having spent two decades in a denomination that had 1000 people vote every four years to decide whether abortion is moral or immoral, I rejoice to stand now with the Church to hold steady and inviolable the truth that each human life is created in the image of God and therefore has intrinsic value and worth.  Now, Notre Dame has invited President Obama to speak at its graduation ceremonies this year.

Pro-lifers plan protest for Obama's visit to Notre Dame.  The outrage over Notre Dame inviting President Obama as commencement speaker has not abated.  Last week, pro-lifers strongly voiced their anger about a pro-abortion president being invited to speak at a prominent Catholic university, which supposedly upholds church doctrines such as the sanctity of life.  But they also are objecting to the school's plan to give Obama an honorary Doctor of Law degree.  Notre Dame has been flooded with complaints, but university President John Jenkins will not be deterred.

Is Notre Dame Still Catholic?  By inviting Barack Obama to deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Notre Dame, the Rev. John Jenkins has polarized the Catholic community nationwide — and raised a question.  What does it mean to be a Catholic university in post-Christian America?  Are there truths about faith and morality that are closed to debate at Notre Dame?  Or is Notre Dame like London's Hyde Park, where all ideas and all advocates get a hearing?

Why Obama Is Losing a Faith:  Some friends who are loyal alumni of Notre Dame are distressed that God's alma mater is hosting a pro-choice president at commencement.  For decades, they argue, Notre Dame has accommodated, legitimated and enabled pro-choice views, compromising its identity as a Catholic institution.  They question the wisdom of the Obama invitation, which they believe adds to that confusion.

Growing Catholic Opposition to Obama's Notre Dame Address.  More Catholic leaders are coming out in opposition to the University of Notre Dame's plans to have President Barack Obama speak at commencement May 17.  Notre Dame's decision to invite Obama has drawn outrage from some Catholics because his stances on abortion and stem cell research are at odds with church teaching.

Cardinal George:  Notre Dame's invitation to President Obama embarrasses Catholic Church.  Cardinal Francis George called the University of Notre Dame's decision to invite President Obama to speak at its commencement an "extreme embarrassment" to Catholics.  "It is clear that Notre Dame didn't understand what it means to be Catholic when they issued this invitation," said George, who made his remarks at a conference Sunday [3/29/2009] hosted by the archdiocese's Respect Life office in Rosemont.

Leader of Order that Runs Notre Dame Tells Obama He's Supporting 'Evil' by Backing Abortion.  Rev. Hugh W. Cleary, C.S.C., the superior general of the Catholic religious order that founded and now sponsors the University of Notre Dame, declared in an "open letter" to President Barack Obama that many good Catholics are scandalized by his pro-abortion policies, which, Cleary said, are "regarded by us as an intrinsic evil."

Notre Dame Must Not Honor Obama With an Honorary Law Degree.  The world is watching. If Catholics don't stand strong on Catholic dogma and equality then certainly no one else will.  This is a remarkable chance to show Catholic commitment to Jesus and His lesson of love to us.  As a Catholic, I beg pro-life graduates at Notre Dame to begin planning the alternative graduation ceremony.  Cancel plans for it only if the university rescinds the honorary law degree or the president rejects the degree.  Both the university and the president can save face if they issue a joint statement foregoing the honorary degree but accepting the invitation to speak.

Hundreds protest Notre Dame honor for Obama.  Hundreds of anti-abortion advocates protested Sunday [4/5/2009] on the University of Notre Dame campus against the school's decision to award an honorary degree to President Barack Obama.  Speakers at the rally outside the school's Main Building called for the honorary degree to be withdrawn because Obama's actions on abortion regulations and stem cell research do not agree with Roman Catholic teachings.

More Than 250,000 Sign Petition Protesting Notre Dame's Invitation to Obama.  More than a quarter-million people have signed a petition sponsored by the Cardinal Newman Society calling on Notre Dame to withdraw its invitation to President Obama to speak at the May 17 commencement.

The Catholic identity crisis.  Many Catholics are angry that the University of Notre Dame, a private Catholic institution with a 90% Christian enrollment and a crucifix in every classroom, has asked President Obama to speak at its coming commencement.  Francis Cardinal George, archbishop of Chicago, called the invitation an "extreme embarrassment" to Catholics, who consider right-to-life issues among the most fundamental to their faith.

10 Holy Cross priests object to Obama invitation.  Ten priests from the order that founded the University of Notre Dame say the school risks its "true soul" and could distance itself from the Roman Catholic church by inviting President Barack Obama to campus next month.

Obama at Notre Dame.  By inviting Barack Obama to deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Notre Dame, the Rev. John Jenkins has polarized the Catholic community nationwide — and raised a question.  What does it mean to be a Catholic university in post-Christian America?

Notre Dame president defends Obama invitation.  The University of Notre Dame's selection of President Barack Obama as its commencement speaker follows the "letter and spirit" of a statement passed by U.S. bishops in 2004 and cited frequently by critics as a reason Obama should not have been invited, the school's president says.

Obama's 'Notre Shame' PR disaster could cost him millions of Catholic votes.  "Notre Shame", as it has become known, is turning into one of the biggest PR disasters of Barack Obama's presidency and is quickly eroding his fragile support among American Catholics.  Every day for the past month, it seems, another Catholic bishop has attacked the decision by Notre Dame University to invite the rabidly pro-choice Obama to give its commencement address and receive an honorary degree.

Notre Dame Alumni Launch Effort to Withhold Donations Over Obama Invitation.  A group of Notre Dame alumni angry over the university's decision to feature President Obama as this year's commencement speaker is set to launch an online effort urging the school's financial backers to withhold donations until the university president is ousted.  The group's website calls for current university president Rev. John Jenkins be replaced with "someone who will uphold fundamental Catholic moral principles."

Notre Dame Alumni Protest with Dollars.  A new front has opened in the battle over the commencement appearance by President Barack Obama at the University of Notre Dame.  This one involves money.  Groups protesting the event are turning to alumni, hoping that dollars will speak louder than petitions, which have failed to budge the university to rescind the invitation.

Notre Dame President Is Focal Point for Conservative Outrage Over Obama Speech.  Reporting on the new campaign by some Notre Dame alumni to withhold donations from the university over President Obama's forthcoming commencement appearance there, I spoke yesterday with Anthony Rea, a Michigan-based Notre Dame benefactor who has joined the effort.  A developer and architect who has sent three children to Notre Dame, Rea says he has given more than $100,000 to the school.

ND President 'Tremendously Proud' To Honor Obama.  Fr. John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, boasted this week of how proud the school is to host President Barack Obama at its commencement exercises this May.  Fr. Jenkins, who caused a firestorm of criticism for the school when he agreed to give Mr. Obama an honorary doctorate of law, called the president's visit a "tremendous event" for the nation's most prestigious Catholic school.

Mary Ann Glendon Refuses Notre Dame's Laetare Medal.  Mary Ann Glendon, the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University, former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican and member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences is a Pro-Life Champion.  She enjoys global respect for her intelligence, eloquence and distinguished record of public service.

Ex-Vatican Ambassador Declines Medal At Notre Dame Commencement, Citing Obama.  Former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican Mary Ann Glendon won't accept the school's Laetare Medal at commencement next month because of its decision to have President Barack Obama speak to graduates.  Glendon also says in a letter to Notre Dame's president that giving Obama an honorary degree violates the U.S. bishops' 2004 statement that Roman Catholic institutions shouldn't honor people whose actions conflict with the church's moral principles.

Morning Shows, NYT, USA Today Ignore Mary Ann Glendon/Notre Dame Development.  Imagine that former Vice President Dick Cheney was set to be honored next month at a Catholic university's commencement ceremony and news came down that another person to be honored at the same ceremony with a different award declined the honor, stating that she felt it inappropriate for the university to honor a man who believes in and furthered the use of torture by condoning waterboarding of enemy combatants.  The press, it's safe to say, would have a field day.  But that's not the case with the news of Mary Ann Glendon...

Glendon turns down Notre Dame's Laetare Medal because of Obama invite.  Mary Ann Glendon, who was scheduled to receive the Laetare Medal at the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony May 17, won't be attending and will turn down the honor because the university invited President Barack Obama to speak to the graduates.

Notre Dame Critics Tally $8.2 Million in Denied University Donations Over Obama.  The effort of some Notre Dame alumni to discourage donors from supporting the university because of its commencement invitation to Barack Obama is bearing some fruit.

Glendon declines Notre Dame award.  Harvard Law professor Mary Ann Glendon, one of the most prominent Catholic conservative intellectuals in the United States, announced yesterday that she would refuse a prestigious award from the University of Notre Dame rather than appear on the same platform on which President Obama is being awarded an honorary degree.  Glendon's unexpected announcement, just 20 days before Notre Dame's commencement, stoked a raging controversy over the decision by the Catholic university to honor a president who supports abortion rights and has taken several steps during his first 100 days to widen access to abortion services and to ease restrictions on embryonic stem cell research.

Notre Dame won't give top honor amid Obama protest.  The University of Notre Dame has decided against awarding its top honor at commencement this year after its intended recipient turned it down over the school's decision to have President Barack Obama speak to graduates.

Norma McCorvey attacks Notre Dame decision to honour pro-abortion Obama.  The woman whose pregnancy provoked the Roe v Wade court case that legalised abortion in the United States in 1973 has condemned the decision by Notre Dame University to invite the fiercely pro-abortion Barack Obama to deliver its commencement address on May 17.  Norma McCorvey — the "Jane Roe" of Roe v Wade — is now a Catholic pro-life campaigner.

Barack Obama's Notre Dame visit provokes huge Catholic backlash, PR disaster.  Barack Obama's ill-fated decision to speak at the commencement ceremony of the Catholic University of Notre Dame on May 17 and to accept an honorary degree, despite his aggressively pro-abortion activities, has turned into a nasty car-crash for the White House.  The Catholic and broader Christian backlash against this outrage has built up a head of steam beyond anything the cack-handed university administration could have anticipated.

St. Louis Catholics to take part in Obama protests at Notre Dame.  Dozens of St. Louis Catholics will travel in a convoy of buses, cars and vans to South Bend, Ind. on May 16 to take part in campus protests against University of Notre Dame officials' decision to award President Barack Obama — who supports abortion rights — with an honorary degree.

Defending Mary Ann Glendon.  The open letter from Professor Mary Ann Glendon to Fr. John Jenkins declining a Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame almost shimmers with clarity of thought, but some of the people unimpressed by her principled refusal to serve as a token for two presidents now accuse Glendon of hypocrisy.  In the letter, Glendon explains why she has a problem with Notre Dame awarding an honorary degree to President Obama.

Alan Keyes Arrested While Protesting University of Notre Dame's Obama Invitation.  Conservative political activist and former presidential candidate Dr. Alan Keyes was arrested on Friday [5/8/2009] along with 21 other pro-lifers while protesting the University of Notre Dame's decision to give President Obama an honorary law degree despite his support for abortion.

Why Is Obama Going to Notre Dame? To Divide and Conquer American Catholics.  Many are questioning why officials at the University of Notre Dame are inviting the most pro-abortion president in our history to receive an honorary doctorate of laws.  Doesn't this make a mockery of Notre Dame's historic role as the premier Catholic university in America?  Doesn't this create a scandal for the Catholic faithful as well as for the larger community of Americans who are not Catholic?

Critics Decry Wording of Notre Dame's Honorary Degree for Obama.  [Scroll down]  The honorary doctor of laws degree reads:  "A community organizer who honed his advocacy for the poor, the marginalized and the worker in the streets of Chicago, he now organizes a larger community, bringing to the world a renewed American dedication to diplomacy and dialogue with all nations and religions committed to human rights and the global common good.  Through his willingness to engage with those who disagree with him and encourage people of faith to bring their beliefs to the public debate, he is inspiring this nation to heal its divisions of religion, culture, race and politics in the audacious hope for a brighter tomorrow."

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I disagree completely.  When did President (or Senator) Obama ever "engage with those who disagree with him"?  What has Obama ever done to "inspir[e] this nation to heal its divisions"?

Booing Notre Dame.  President Obama is speaking and receiving an honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame's graduation ceremony on Sunday.  The university has been moving to the left for years but had managed not to isolate its conservative Midwestern alumni and the Catholic Church's hierarchy.  That luck has run out for the Irish.

Keyes, priest arrested at Notre Dame protest.  Former Republican presidential hopeful Alan Keyes, a Roman Catholic priest and 19 others were arrested Friday [5/15/2009] after marching onto the University of Notre Dame campus to protest President Barack Obama's planned commencement speech.

Moral relativism and Obama at Notre Dame.  In a letter to the 2009 graduating class of Notre Dame, Father John Jenkins, the university's president, explains why he is "proud" to have President Barack Obama speak and be honored at his university.  Let's put aside momentarily the appropriateness of a Catholic university honoring a man who aggressively supports legal abortion, including partial birth abortion, and has supported a procedure that permits the destruction of a living child after birth.  Someone who says that the question regarding the rights of the unborn is "above my pay grade."

Ignoring 2,000 years of faith for a commencement 'get'.  I'm perplexed by Notre Dame's eagerness to squander some fragment of its essence — while pretending that's not what's at stake.  And for what?  A day of bragging rights?

Thoughtful voice all but lost in Obama-Notre Dame drama.  The one person who has spoken most clearly in all of this has become a footnote:  Mary Ann Glendon, a law professor at Harvard University and a former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.  Perhaps Glendon has become a media footnote because what she said wasn't nuanced enough for the scribes.  Yet rather than dance nimbly, the 70-year-old Glendon did something the best Catholic teachers do.  She stood firm.  And she engaged in absolute clarity.

Obama Honor Puts Notre Dame's Catholic Standing at Risk.  Catholics and critics debate the lasting effect of President Obama's 2009 commencement address and the university's awarding of an honorary law degree.

How Notre Dame Drifted Away from the Catholic Church:  Today [5/27/2009], to the disgust and apparent surprise of many Catholic bishops and laity, the University of Notre Dame, once the pride of Catholic intellectual life in America, will behave in a very un-Catholic way by honoring, as commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient, POTUS Barack Obama, one of America's most extreme advocates of abortion.

What were Notre Dame officials thinking?  According to Washington Post reporter Michael Fletcher, more than 87,000 people have signed an online petition calling for Notre Dame officials to "uninvite" Obama.  Last week, Alan Keyes was arrested with other demonstrators protesting Obama's commencement speech on the grounds of the university.

The Score -- Notre Dame = 0, Team Obama = 2012.  On Sunday in South Bend, Team Obama had its way with the Fighting Irish.  While Notre Dame officials argued for months that the decision to invite President Obama to give the 2009 commencement speech and offer him an honorary law degree had nothing to do with his "unacceptable" stance on abortion and the killing of human embryos for research purposes, President Obama shrewdly and shamelessly proved that for him, the occasion had everything to do with these issues.

Barack Obama preaches the gospel of abortion at Notre Shame.  Yesterday, at the formerly Catholic University of Notre Dame, this snake-oil salesman carried the gospel of abortion into what should have been the most hostile territory on the face of the earth but which, thanks to the great apostasy known as the Second Vatican Council and the self-interest of Democrat-supporting pseudo-Catholics, was a favourable environment.  To the rapturous applause of those who put establishment endorsement before the most basic human decencies, Obama preached his message of consensual infanticide.

Obama's Methodist Language at Notre Dame.  Did President Obama borrow language from a United Methodist Church TV ad during his address yesterday at Notre Dame?

Obama at Notre Dame:  President Obama and his fuzzy logic would have a hard time making it out of my freshman-level Composition and Research courses with a passing grade.  Though well known for his power of pathos when reading those teleprompter speeches, in Sunday's commencement address Obama's use of logos (the soundness of an argument) and ethos (credibility or reliability of the speaker) left much to be desired.

Barack Obama preaches the gospel of abortion at Notre Shame.  Sometimes something so gruesome is perpetrated in public life that the sick bag is an inadequate repository for one's involuntary reaction.  Such has been the focus on abortion since Obama courted this controversy that American opinion has finally experienced a revulsion.  For the first time since Gallup began to survey attitudes on abortion in the United States in 1995, a majority of respondents now identify themselves as pro-life.

The News That Didn't Happen.  When the president of the United States spoke at Notre Dame the other Sunday, he didn't so much speak about abortion as around it. ... There's no way to disagree with a stand not taken.  And yet what he said seemed to strike a chord.  Never underestimate the power of the platitudinous.

Notre Dame Pacifier?  President Obama came to the campus of Notre Dame armed with all his usual arrogance.  Despite his radical abortion record — which includes championing a policy in Illinois wherein aborted babies who manage to survive are tossed aside, to die — he posed as the national moderator of "common ground."

The Elephant in the Room:  The new pro-life majority.  The pro-choice cause has sunk to a low point in public-opinion polls.  Clinton, Obama, and Notre Dame inadvertently helped make it so.

Obama Legitimizes Killing of Unborn Babies in Speech at Notre Dame's Graduation.  After receiving an honorary doctorate in law at the University of Notre Dame's graduation ceremony yesterday [5/17/2009], President Barack Obama delivered a speech to the school's graduating seniors that sought to legitimize his position in favor of the legal killing of unborn children.

Respect or Revulsion?  In his much ballyhooed commencement address at Notre Dame, President Barack Obama urged protagonists in the abortion debate to respect the opinions of those whose views differ from their own.  Should abortion opponents respect the views of those who advocate abortion on demand?  Absolutely not!

O So Above IT All.  Put Barack Obama in front of a TelePrompTer and one thing is certain — he'll make himself appear the most reasonable person in the room.  Rhetorically, he is in the middle of any debate, perpetually surrounded by finger-pointing extremists who can't get over their reflexive combativeness and ideological fixations to acknowledge his surpassing thoughtfulness and grace.  This is how Obama, whose position on abortion is indistinguishable from NARAL's, can speechify on abortion at Notre Dame and come away sounding like a pitch-perfect centrist.

Apostacy and Anti-Christ at Notre Dame.  This has become a matter of much controversy, because Obama's vision holds for absolutely no restriction on abortion in any circumstance — something completely at odds with Catholic teaching on the subject, which the Church defines as murder in every fashion.  Despite considerable pressure and angry objections on the part of the Faithful, the University intends to expectorate in the face of the Papacy and the Cannon of Church Law, honoring a man whose views can be described as open to serial murder and butchery.

An Obama I can't believe in, yet.  President Obama's Notre Dame speech on abortion was applauded by the mainstream media, quoting his call for more "open hearts, open minds, fair-minded words."  But except for the pro-life, and some conservative forums, there was no mention of Obama's omission of his own documented, chilling record on abortion that proves what he also said on that Sunday:  "No matter how much we want to fudge it ... the fact is that at some level, the views of the two camps are irreconcilable."

Why Catholics (Stupidly) Support Obama:  [Scroll down slowly]  Obama's faux hip style would likely appeal to those who go for today's kumbaya forms of worship, such as the holding of hands during the "Lord's Prayer" in many masses.  Or the priest I heard in Holley, New York, who had come off the altar and into the aisle to talk in a confidential, folksy manner to the congregation who looked like they had just stopped into mass between their other activities that required no more sartorial effort than stepping into a pair of jeans. ... In many homilies, the themes of "social justice" and multiculturalism echo the lessons of the classroom.  Rare is the Sunday when a priest does not caution his parishioners about the evils of "prejudice" — directed of course only at the white people who make up the overwhelming majority of the congregation.

The message at N.D.: "Obama = Abortion".  The Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society rallied hundreds of faithful pro-lifers from the Chicago and Michigan areas to join in a massive protest of President Barack Obama's commencement address at the University of Notre Dame on May 17.  Four full bus-loads — well over 200 volunteers — from Chicago were joined by hundreds of others who drove on their own, as well as three busses of volunteers from Citizens for a Pro-Life Society in Michigan.

Notre Dame Losing Donations Post Obama Visit?  After honoring President Barack Obama during last May's commencement ceremonies, the University of Notre Dame has seen less contributions and is feeling financial heat.  In May 2009, debate was heated over the fact that Notre Dame, a Catholic university, invited President Obama to speak at its graduation.  It was controversial mainly because some of Obama's policies are contrary to church doctrine.

Notre Dame Denies Pro-Marriage Club Official Status.  The University of Notre Dame has denied official recognition to a student club that supports traditional marriage.  On April 30, the university's Club Coordination Council (CCC) voted not to approve the application of Students for Child-Oriented Policy (SCOP) for official club status.  SCOP's Facebook page identifies it as "a group of undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Notre Dame who are focused on the debate about marriage taking place in Indiana."


Semantics, euphemism and verbal chicanery:

If Beyoncé's Fetuses Are Babies, Why Not All Fetuses?  Objective realities aren't subject to feelings, but increasingly, that's the verdict of our celebrity-driven culture.  Just ask Beyoncé's twins.  With few exceptions, the entertainment industry is committedly pro-choice.  Whether it's Scarlett Johansson and others in a recent "Stand with Planned Parenthood" ad campaign, stories from celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg about how they don't regret their abortions, or financial support for Planned Parenthood from names like Lena Dunham, John Legend, and Pink, actors and musicians are overwhelmingly on one side of this cultural debate.  But every so often, someone wanders off-script and talks about the unborn not as mere "rapidly dividing cell masses," but as babies, with heartbeats, and with value.

Words matter:  The media's use of 'anti-abortion' to describe the March for Life is willful deception.  The outlets that decided to cover the march [1/27/2017] at all used phrases like "anti-abortion" and "abortion opponents" to advance the progressive pro-choice narrative that pro-life individuals are enemies of women's rights, and therefore human rights.

Liberal Media Bend Over Backwards To Avoid Describing March For Life As Pro-Life.  Liberal media outlets bent over backwards to avoid describing the March for Life as pro-life, relying exhaustively on terms like "anti-abortion" or "abortion opponents" to describe the hundreds of thousands of pro-life marchers in Washington, D.C. on Friday [1/27/2017].  "Anti-Abortion Groups Hold Triumphant Rally After Obama Years" was how the Associated Press titled its coverage of the march, later referring to the pro-life marchers as a "politically ascendant anti-abortion movement."

Why Left Opposes Sessions:  He's Right; They're Wrong.  [Scroll down]  Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the committee's ranking Democrat, quickly revealed the true driving force behind the liberal assault on Sessions.  "As you know, the Constitution also protects a woman's right to have access to health care and determine whether to terminate her pregnancy," Feinstein told Sessions.  She meant:  We've managed to get a majority of nine justices to declare a "right" to kill unborn babies.  "You have referred to Roe v.  Wade as, quote, 'one of the worst colossally erroneous Supreme Court decisions of all time,' end quote," Feinstein said.  "Is that still your view?"

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As is usually the case in discussions of abortion, the Democrat begins with a mouthful of lies:  There's nothing in the Constitution that guarantees "access to health care," and there's certainly nothing in the Constitution that gives a woman the right to commit murder-for-hire against her own children.

Keywords:  duplicity, two-faced, hypocrite, subterfuge.
Tim Kaine says he's pro-life at home, pro-choice at work.  Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen.  Tim Kaine drew a sharp line between his Catholic faith and his pro-choice political stance, as he defended himself against criticism from the party's left that he is too conservative.  The Virginia Democrat said that he has "always supported Roe v.  Wade," the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion based on privacy rights.  "I think the last thing we need is a government that intrudes upon the decision-making of women — and men, too — when it comes to matters of whether it's abortion rights [or] contraception," Mr. Kaine said on CNN's "State of the Union."

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Someone who claims "he's pro-life at home, pro-choice at work" is a lot like someone who is a drunk, a liar, and a philanderer on Saturday night, and a Baptist preacher on Sunday morning.

Abortionist Compares Human Fetus to a Cancerous Breast.  Planned Parenthood is retweeting a statement from abortionist Dr. David A. Grimes, who draws a comparison between a healthy unborn human baby and a malignant cancerous breast that requires removal.  Coming out against the Kansas ban on D&E abortion, Dr. Grimes tweeted:  "D and E abortion is not a problem any more than a mastectomy is a problem.  Both are solutions to a problem."

How language choice distorts reality.  Jen Gunter, an OB/GYN, says it is not accurate to claim that Planned Parenthood is involved in the commodification of body parts taken from the bodies of aborted babies.  In an article for The New Republic, she explains that the right way to construe Planned Parenthood's activities is to speak of their "fetal tissue donation program."  Thus, it is medically illegitimate for the Center for Medical Progress, the group responsible for the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood's barbaric practices, to describe embryonic or fetal tissue as "baby parts." [...] Gunter would like us to think that using terms such as "fetal tissue" and "products of conception," though perhaps distasteful to the ordinary person, gives us greater biological accuracy.  The reason why this is not simply wrong, but completely opposite is that the reverse is true:  it is Gunter's language choices that end up distorting reality.

A crushing defeat for the abortionists' lobby.  The arguments made in defense of these methods are almost as bad as the methods themselves.  "The details are gruesome, as are many medical procedures, and how doctors and nurses tell stories," says the Washington Post Metro columnist Petula Dvorak, who sees nothing sinister.  Michelle Goldberg in the Nation made the same argument:  The group's employees made the "mistake of talking the way doctors talk in front of the wrong people ... any conversation about the logistics of adult organ donation would likely sound similar."  No, it would not.  "Medical procedures" are designed to cure, not kill people.  Organs taken from adults are taken with their consent after they die on their own of natural causes, while in these cases small human beings who never consented have been torn apart.

The "Inclusive" Abortion Industry.  Abortion is a disgrace, regardless of whether the pregnancy is unplanned, unwanted, or belonging to someone whose gender identity is in line with their body parts.  In truth, we have devolved.  We don't just accept abortion, but talk about it in inclusive terms, all the while excluding its central figure.

The Missing Word in the Immigration Debate.  [Scroll down]  Note the strident insistence with which liberals demand that we say "reproductive rights" instead of "abortion", "gender" instead of "sex", and "undocumented" instead of "illegal". Each of these word choices hides some aspect of an issue that liberals want to keep hidden.  "Reproductive rights", an essentially meaningless phrase, focuses on the mother and away from the baby, who is the victim of a homicide. In this respect, conservatives have unwittingly collaborated with liberals by calling themselves "pro-life" instead of "anti-abortion", thereby failing to direct attention to the ugliness and brutality of abortions.

DOJ to Supreme Court: Killing Human Embryo in Womb is Not Abortion.  The U.S. Justice Department is telling the Supreme Court that killing a human embryo by preventing the embryo from implanting in his or her mother's uterus is not an "abortion" and, thus, drugs that kill embryos this way are not "abortion-inducing" drugs.  On Tuesday [3/25/2014], the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby.  The crux of the administration's argument in this case is that when Christians form a corporation they give up the right to freely exercise their religion — n.b. live according to their Christian beliefs — in the way they run their business.  It is in the context of this case, that the administration is making its argument that killing an embryo seeking to implant in his or her mother's womb is not an abortion.

Mass. woman gets life in prison for killing pregnant friend, cutting fetus from womb.  A Massachusetts woman convicted of killing her pregnant friend and stealing her unborn baby has been sentenced to life in prison.

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In the headline it's a fetus.  In the first sentence, it's a baby.  The "fetus" is now five years old.

What The Know-Nothings Know.  They know that humans developing in their human mothers' wombs aren't actually human beings.  They know that ending the lives of such children should be as easy and common as taking an aspirin, and that people like Kermit Gosnell are heroes, and victims of unfair targeting.  They know that there is no difference between killing the child before it emerges and killing it after it has emerged from its mother.  They know that their state of mind is all that matters to that distinction.

Dershowitz on 'Right to Choose': 'I Can't Find it in the Constitution'.  Famed attorney, author, and long-time liberal commentator Alan Dershowitz said that he favored a woman's right to choose abortion but that he could not find such a right in the Constitution.  "I can't find anything in the Constitution that says you prefer the life of the mother, or the convenience of the mother if it's an abortion by choice, over the potential life of the fetus," said Dershowitz on the Oct. 13 CNBC Kudlow Report.

Wendy Davis: 'I don't know what happened in the Gosnell case'.  Following her Press Club speech on Monday [8/5/2013], The Weekly Standard asked Davis to explain the difference between the late-term abortions that the Texas state senator wants to keep legal and the illegal Gosnell killings.  Davis didn't answer the question.  "I don't know what happened in the Gosnell case," she told me.

Long after Roe v. Wade, NARAL to redefine 'choice'.  The new head of NARAL Pro-Choice America is ready to redefine "choice."  It's the right to end a pregnancy — and the right to start one, including access to pricey fertility treatment.  Once a baby is born, parents should have paid family leave to take care of them.

Fetuses are not people, Canon City Catholic hospital says in court.  A Catholic hospital in Canon City has argued in court documents that it is not liable for the deaths of two 7-month-old fetuses because those fetuses are not people.  So far, courts have side with the hospital.  But that defense contradicts church teaching that human life is sacred from the moment of conception.  At least one prominent abortion foe called the hospital's claims morally untenable.

'Another Rooks' rant' on abortion.  Like fleas on a hound, this bristling antagonism surrounding abortion is stuck in deep.  So much so that upon learning of U.S District Judge Karen Schreier's Thursday [8/20/2009] ruling that women seeking abortions must be told "that the abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being" respected local obstetrician, Dr. Marv Buehner, was quoted in the Journal's Sunday edition as saying "Including separate to me is ludicrous ... In no way is an embryo or fetus separate from its mother."  Really?

Planned Parenthood's 3% lie.  First of all Planned Parenthood aborts more than 320,000 babies each year.  Planned Parenthood claims to provide services to 3 million women each year.  Therefore, more than 10% of the women who use Planned Parenthood go there to seek abortions.  Sure, while they are there, Planned Parenthood can tell them where to get a mammogram and hand them a box of rubbers and pretend they are providing eleventy other services to get that number down to 3%.  But those women are there for abortions.  Do not pretend otherwise.

Life vs. Feminism.  [Scroll down]  I came across a particularly disturbing article this morning.  In it, Antonia Senior sets up an interesting little trap.  She starts with an open admission that a fetus is a life at conception. ... Wow.  You rarely see that from an abortion supporter.  How, then, could she possibly support abortion?  Surprise, surprise — by claiming that it is "the lesser of two evils."  Well, what is the other "evil," you might be wondering.  According to Senior, ... the threat to feminism is the other evil.  Therefore, Senior is essentially suggesting that if we have to choose between "killing" and "a threat to feminism," that killing is the lesser of two evils.

Abortion and Orwell:  "War Is Peace."  "Freedom is Slavery."  "Ignorance is Strength."  These slogans are spoken in Newspeak, the fictional language of George Orwell's twisted utopia in 1984.  By removing meaning from words and increasing state control over speech-and thought-Newspeak is designed to manipulate those who hear it.  In California, Newspeak is now spoken fluently by those who seek to advance a political agenda in healthcare by avoiding scrutiny.

PBS' Frontline "The Last Abortion Clinic" — Information or Effort to Energize Pro-abortion Base?  It was clear the battle over the future of the lone abortion clinic still operating in Mississippi was not the documentary's primary agenda.  "The Last Abortion Clinic" appeared to be more of a call to action by pro-abortionists on a national level.  The program featured dire predictions concerning the loss of so-called women's reproductive rights and held up Mississippi as an example of things to come across the nation.

Use and Abuse of Euphemism:  Whatever you think of the practice of partial-birth abortion, surely no one can truly be pleased with the media convention of describing it as "a certain abortion procedure" or "a controversial abortion method." … Even the practice of referring to it on the second, third, or fourth mention as "what opponents call 'partial birth' abortion" is questionable.  What do supporters call it?

Words of Choice:  Abortion advocates are squeamish about this.  They never say that abortion "kills."  They prefer roundabout expressions like "terminate a pregnancy," though a live birth also terminates a pregnancy.  And they never call the child a "child"; they call it a "fetus," as if to give the impression that modern medical science has discovered that it's something other than what we all know it is.

Fork replaces donkey as Democratic Party symbol.  It's good to be reminded that the sole item on the Democrats' agenda is abortion.  According to Dianne Feinstein, Roe v. Wade is critically important because "women all over America have come to depend on it."  At its most majestic, this precious right that women "have come to depend on" is the right to have sex with men they don't want to have children with.

Abortion Stops a Bleeding Heart.  The Democrats are trying to "reframe" their message to make people think they believe abortion is wrong.  I think this is going to be a hard sell if they plan to continue ferociously defending abortion-on-demand right up until the moment the baby's head is through the birth canal.

Rush Limbaugh: Abortions kill liberal causes.  Radio host also says homosexuals would be pro-life if a "gay" gene were proved.

Super-duper prevarication.  How many times does someone have to repeat a falsehood before it becomes true?  The answer, of course, is that no matter how many times someone repeats a falsehood, it never becomes true.  This principle holds even for the U.S. Supreme Court.  A majority of the court, for example, could declare that gold is lead.  But that wouldn't make it true.

Medical Experts Testify Partial-Birth Abortion Is Never Medically Necessary.  The American Center for Law and Justice, which specializes in constitutional law and pro-life litigation, said today the Department of Justice, which is defending the national ban on partial-birth abortion in three trials nationwide, presented sound and convincing testimony this week in New York concluding that partial-birth abortion is never medically necessary, the procedure itself is unsafe, and that the partially-born child experiences pain during the life-ending procedure.

Clinton Rule Attempted to Alter Definitions of "Fetus" and "Child"The regulation, which was cleared by the Clinton administration on January 17, but then postponed by the Bush administration, states that a newborn is still considered a "fetus" until it is determined the baby will live by "independently maintaining a heartbeat and respiration."  Only when this determination is made is the baby considered a "child," according to the rule.

Partial-Birth Abortion — You Can Look It Up in the Medical Dictionary!  You have probably heard pro-abortion spokespersons claim that "partial-birth abortion" is a "political" term that is "not found in medical dictionaries."  This claim is diversionary, since "partial-birth abortion" is a legal term of art that is defined by Congress in the bill itself.  However, the claim is also untrue.

Informed choice and abortion:  "Choice" presupposes access to information so that people know what it is they are choosing.  We have truth-in-labeling and lending laws that require food manufacturers and financial institutions to disclose the contents of what they are selling (be it food or a loan).  Laws also require auto dealers to put informational stickers on the cars they sell.  But in still too many instances, a woman can get an abortion with fewer informational requirements than for any other surgical procedure.

Latin 101 - "Fetus" means "Offspring," not "Tissue":  on September 28, 2002 Amy Goldstein of the Washington Post announced "Starting in November, 'unborn children' will qualify for government health benefits under a new rule that the Bush administration announced yesterday."  Unborn children is in quotation marks because, in the lexicon of the lunatic left, while a woman carrying a "fetus" is properly called a mother, it is not politically correct to say that the "fetus" she is carrying is an unborn baby.

A Little Too Much Reality TV.  In a documentary titled "My Foetus," England's Channel 4 showed a London doctor using the "vacuum pump" method on a woman who was four weeks pregnant — then placing the aborted fetus on a Petri dish.

When 'Freedom' And 'Choice' Are Neither:  The doublespeak coming from Washington these days has Orwell twirling in his grave. ... Today's political climate is the closest we've come to Orwell's vision of 1984.  We've had the old doublespeak standby of "choice" in abortion around for decades.  Of course the only one making the choice is the women involved, the father and baby don't get a choice, they get an outcome.

An Obama Nominee and Disappearing Persons.  Dawn Johnsen, another of President Barack Obama's remarkable nominees, discovered a way to make a person disappear by making two persons into one. ... She saw a great danger to liberty in laws enacted to protect babies in the womb from external threats (not including abortion) such as drunk drivers and acts of negligence.  In her view, it was OK to make such laws to protect the interests of the woman carrying unborn child — or to protect whatever interest the baby may have retroactively in its fetal existence if it is ever born alive — but it was not OK to make such laws in the interest of the unborn child himself.

Salon Writer Admits Embellishing Abortion Story.  [Mikki] Kendall's entire Salon story was built upon her accusation that a heartless, negligent, anti-abortion doctor was willing to let her hemorrhage to death rather than provide a life-saving abortion.  And she has now admitted her story was a big, fat, fabricated lie.

Fetal development

When Conservatives Wax Liberal: Is Sex a Qualification?  Like it or not, abortion is a decision to murder another person.  It is not just a personal decision by a woman.

Media Bias and Abortion Language.  In a recent essay in the August 10 New York Times magazine titled, "Two-Minus-One Pregnancy," author Ruth Padawar discusses cases where a pregnant woman chooses to "reduce twins to a singleton."  The expectant mother, after choosing not to endure the extra burden of raising twins, aborts one of the fetuses.  Except, technically, she does not abort the fetus.  Instead, a doctor inserts a long needle into her abdomen.  Then, using a sonogram, he directs the needle into the chest of one of the fetuses and injects it with potassium chloride, quickly killing it.  The body of the dead fetus remains in the womb and shrivels during the remainder of the pregnancy.  It is removed during the live birth of its twin.  Although the above description uses the word "kill," the New York Times author does not.  Instead, she uses euphemisms such as "extinguish," "eliminate," and "reduce to a singleton."


The right to protest:

Downingtown assistant principal who cursed at teen abortion protesters resigns.  Zach Ruff, the Downingtown assistant principal who was videotaped cursing at and berating teen abortion protesters outside Downingtown STEM Academy, resigned Thursday, the school district said in a news release.  The resignation came a day after students presented the school board with a stack of 50,000 signatures in support of the administrator, who this year earned his doctorate in educational leadership from Drexel University.

Teen abortion protesters demand apology for Downingtown school official's rant.  Two teen antiabortion protesters who were berated by an assistant principal at Downingtown STEM Academy are asking the district for an apology and acknowledgment that they had a right to demonstrate outside the school.  In a letter to Downingtown Area School District Superintendent Lawrence Mussoline on Wednesday, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a faith-based group representing Conner and Lauren Haines, said that since the April 21 incident, the brother and sister have been harassed with hundreds of messages, some "threatening and vulgar."

Washington State student destroys pro-life display because it made him 'angry'.  A student repeatedly destroyed a pro-life display at Washington State University last week because it made him "angry."  Keaton Aspell said he left class Wednesday morning [4/12/2017] and was disgusted to find a "Cemetery for the Innocent" — 300 pink crosses representing 100 children aborted per day — sticking out of a quad.

Abortion business sued after guard lied about bomb threat.  A pro-life activist who routinely held a sign and prayed outside a Westland, Michigan, abortion clinic is suing the business and local police, charging a security guard falsely claimed she threatened to bomb the facility.  Kimberly Thames is seeking compensatory, exemplary and punitive damages, attorney fees and costs and expenses from the Northland Family Planning Clinic and employees "John Doe," Renee Chelian and Mary Guilbernat, the city of Westland and its police department, Chief Jason Soulliere, officers John Gatti, Adam Tardif and Norman Brooks.  According to the complaint, the unidentified security guard at the abortion business on Aug. 27 called police and lied to them that Thames, who frequently stood outside the business and prayed, had threatened to bomb the facility.  Thames then was arrested and detained over the weekend.  She was released when the facts of the case were reviewed the following Monday.

Sens. Cruz, Lee Accuse Justice Department of Favoring Abortion Clinics Over Churches.  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 [3/29/2016].  The letter concerns the Justice Department's enforcement of the 1994 Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, a law that prohibits any use or threat of force and physical obstruction outside abortion clinics and places of religious worship.  The law, however, does not criminalize peaceful protests or other First Amendment protected activities outside abortion facilities or places of worship.

Planned Parenthood protester sued by Maine for yelling so loudly outside abortion clinic that he's disrupting healthcare.  An anti-abortion protester is being sued by the state of Maine for yelling so loudly outside a Planned Parenthood clinic that he is disrupting healthcare.  Evangelical Christian Brian Ingalls, 26, had a lawsuit filed against him by Maine's Attorney General Janet Mills under the state's civil rights act.  Mills says Ingalls has the right to protest but not to intentionally disrupt appointments by shouting at patients and medical staff during counseling sessions.

The Editor says...
If he is preventing abortions, he is not "disrupting healthcare."

Florida city treating pro-life sidewalk counselors as loitering prostitutes?  After its police prevented sidewalk counselors from sharing information about abortion with pregnant women — enforcing the same ordinance they use to get prostitutes off the street — the city of Fort Myers is being sued by the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ).

Feminist Professor Sued for Altercation With Pro-Life Demonstrators.  The Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF) filed a civil suit Thursday against the University of California and Professor Mireille Miller-Young seeking "compensation for physical battery, property theft and civil rights violations" following an on-campus altercation in March with pro-life demonstrators.  Miller-Young, an assistant professor in the Feminist Studies Department at the university's Santa Barbara campus (USCB), was convicted in July of stealing a pro-life sign from the group of demonstrators in a specially designated free speech area on campus and assaulting a teenaged member of the group.

Professors Now Say Slavery Forced Colleague To Batter Teen, Destroy Her Anti-Abortion Poster.  The saga of University of California, Santa Barbara feminist studies professor Mireille Miller-Young has taken yet another bizarro twist after her defenders urged a judge to excuse the criminal allegations against her because of the "cultural legacy of slavery."  Miller-Young pleaded no contest last month to misdemeanor counts of battery, theft and vandalism after she rallied up a small gaggle of female vigilantes and attacked abortion protesters Thrin Short, 16, and Joan Short, 21. The radical feminist armada forcibly stole a graphic anti-abortion sign from the two protesters.  Miller-Young scratched and appeared to push the 16-year-old girl, then destroyed the sign.

Judge Dismisses Planned Parenthood's Criminal Charges Against Missouri Pro-Lifer.  Yesterday [7/17/2014] in Boone County Circuit Court, Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler dismissed criminal charges against Kathy Thebo Forck, veteran pro-life sidewalk counselor and campaign director of 40 Days for Life, Columbia.  On July 24, 2012, in blazing 100°F heat, Ms. Forck had approached a Stericycle truck driver who was leaving Planned Parenthood to offer him a bottle of water.  Planned Parenthood accused Ms. Forck of stepping onto their property and had Ms. Forck arrested.  "Dismissal of the false trespass charges against Ms. Forck is a victory both for justice and for the pro-life movement," said Daniel Baker, Thomas More Society special counsel.  "Ms. Forck has successfully helped to eliminate abortions from being offered at the Columbia Planned Parenthood facility through her peaceful sidewalk counseling, and this does not warrant bogus charges being hurled at her in retaliation."

U.S. Supreme Court Should Resolve Dispute Over Choose Life License Plates.  Yesterday [8/13/2014], the Thomas More Society filed an amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to hear a case involving "Choose Life" license plates, in order to resolve disputes among lower courts over how to treat specialty license plates.  The brief is brought on behalf of Choose Life America, Choose Life Wisconsin, and Illinois Choose Life, and urges the Justices to hear the case and uphold broad free speech rights for license plates.

Catholic Cardinal: Massachussetts Law is 'Unjust Limitation on Free Speech'.  Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley blasted a new Massachusetts law limiting protesters' access to abortion clinics.  "In spite of a unanimous decision of the United States Supreme Court declaring unconstitutional the Massachusetts law enforcing a 35 foot 'buffer zone' around abortion clinics, the Massachusetts legislature acted with unseemly haste to establish what amounts to a new buffer zone of 25 feet," the Cardinal said in a statement on his blog Friday [8/1/2014].

Gov. Patrick Signs Mass. Abortion Buffer Zone Bill.  Governor Deval Patrick today [7/30/2014] signed a bill that tightens security regulations regarding protests and demonstrations at abortion clinics in Massachusetts.  The bill, titled an Act to Promote Public Safety and Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities, ensures safe access for those seeking reproductive health care services and will go into effect immediately.  The bill is in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling against the state's "buffer zone" law, a 2007 law that banned protests within a 35-foot radius of abortion clinics.

Massachusetts scrambles to reset abortion center 'buffer zones'.  After the U.S. Supreme Court's 9-0 McCullen v. Coakley ruling struck down Massachusetts's abortion center "buffer zone" law in June, the state legislature rushed another, slightly watered-down version through the House last week.  Gov. Deval Patrick, who pushed for the replacement, is expected to sign it shortly, after final negotiations between the House and Senate.  The original law stipulated a 35-foot buffer-zone around abortion facilities.  The new bill stipulates a 25-foot buffer zone.  While anyone may freely occupy it, the law allows law-enforcement officials to write up a "withdrawal order" to individuals who "substantially impede" access to abortion centers.

High court strikes Massachusetts abortion 'buffer zone'.  The Supreme Court on Thursday [6/26/2014] unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law that restricted speech outside abortion facilities, a decision that abortion-rights advocates decried as a threat to patient safety at clinics nationwide.  The court said the state law violated the First Amendment because its "buffer zone" limited speech too broadly, covering 35 feet from the doorway of facilities and including public areas like sidewalks.

High Court Voids 35-Foot Abortion Clinic Buffer.  The Supreme Court unanimously struck down the 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts Thursday [6/26/2014], declaring it an unconstitutional restraint on the free-speech rights of protesters.

Group challenges Ohio ban on campaign lies.  The Susan B. Anthony List filed the motion Friday in Cincinnati, saying the law violates free speech rights.

Pro-Life Group Wins in Supreme Court Free Speech Case.  A prominent pro-life group won a decisive victory against an Ohio state law that blocked a series of campaign ads during the 2010 election.  The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), a non-profit organization that supports pro-life candidates, had every right to establish billboards stating that a vote for Obamacare meant a vote for taxpayer funded abortion during the 2010 midterm elections.

Diabetic pastor sues after being arrested, denied food and water for holding pro-life sign.  On March 30, 2011, Pastor Stephen Joiner was driving through the streets of Columbus, Mississippi, when he saw dozens of members of Pro-Life Mississippi peacefully holding signs supporting the unborn child's right to life.  He pulled over and learned they were trying to build support for the state's Personhood Amendment, which failed to pass the following November.  Joiner, the pastor of the city's Church of the Nazarene, supported the cause, so he picked up a sign and stood alongside them. [...] Joiner says that Police Captain Frederick Shelton told him to move, because he was blocking traffic, although he was several feet from the road.

Pro-Life Display Vandalized Twice on University of Miami Campus.  A pro-life display at the University of Miami (UM) has been vandalized twice over the last several days.  UM Respect Life students reportedly had their display items destroyed and thrown into a trash bin, and the pro-lifers themselves were excoriated by fellow students who told them they were trying to induce guilt in women who had abortions.

A Big Blow for Abortion Advocates.  Bad news for pro-abortion advocates: the United States District Court for the District of Maryland just issued a ruling on an important First Amendment pro-life case (Centro Tepeyac v. Montgomery County), exposing, yet again, the radicalism and lack of care for women of the pro-"choice" movement.  The case dealt with a desperate attempt by abortion advocates to harass crisis pregnancy centers (CPC), who have helped thousands of women realize that they need not always choose abortion when confronting a crisis pregnancy.

University of Alabama Removes 'Offensive' Pro-Life Display.  An administrator at the University of Alabama removed the pro-life display of Bama Students for Life last week without notification, claiming that some students found the display "offensive."  The display, which featured abortion-related facts, photos of women who died as a result of abortion, and two small pictures of aborted babies, was among numerous other displays by other student organizations.

Abortion Rights as a Free-Speech Flashpoint.  When Chief Justice John Roberts announces, on the morning of Jan. 15, that the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in McCullen v. Coakley, the stage will be set for the court to address one aspect of the searing national debate about abortion.  The case isn't about the scope of legal protection for that procedure, but about what limits may be placed on speech on public streets near medical facilities in which abortions are performed.  McCullen v. Coakley presents the court with an opportunity to reconsider what may well be its most indefensible First Amendment ruling so far this century.

Johns Hopkins denies recognition to pro-lifers, equates them with white supremacists.  The Student Government Association at Johns Hopkins University has denied official recognition to a group of pro-life students, and one SGA leader privately equated them with white supremacists.  Voice for Life, a JHU student group that engages in pro-life activism, including counseling women outside of the front doors of abortion clinics, was twice denied official recognition last month.  The SGA voted 10-8 to reject the group — cutting it off from student activities funding and building access for meetings — due to concerns that its activism constituted harassment.

Video: Security guard pepper-sprays pro-lifers outside abortion clinic.  Peaceful protesters who are part of a national movement pursuing broad political, cultural, and social change were pepper-sprayed by a security guard.  No, this story has nothing to do with Occupy Wall Street.  Instead, itinvolves three pro-life Mississippians who were apparently pepper-sprayed by a security guard at an abortion clinic.

Abortion clinic security guard pepper-sprays pro-lifers.  This morning pro-lifers were singing and praying in front of Mississippi's lone remaining abortion clinic when a security guard pepper-sprayed three of them in the face.  The aggressor was Roy Benjamin, a private, armed security guard who works for Jackson Women's Health Organization, in Jackson.

Thousands of anti-abortion activists rally at Texas Capitol.  Gov. Rick Perry, finding biblical significance in the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, assured thousands of activists at Saturday's [1/26/2013] Rally for Life at the Texas Capitol that this legislative session will build on past efforts to restrict abortion.  "The ideal world is one without abortion.  Until then, we will continue to pass laws to ensure abortions are as rare as possible," Perry told a crowd.

Root of nation's economic crisis is moral crisis:  A travesty of justice has occurred in Oakland, California.  But realities surrounding this local issue point to how the economic crisis in our nation is symptomatic of and flows from a deeper fundamental moral crisis.  A black pastor awaits sentencing, which could amount to two years in prison and $4,000 in fines, for standing outside an inner city abortion clinic holding a sign saying "Jesus Loves You & Your Baby, Let Us Help You," and offering pro-life literature.  Walter Hoye, founder and chairman of the Issues4Life Foundation, was found guilty of "unlawful approach" under the "Access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities Ordinance" enacted in Oakland in 2008.

Pro-Lifers Praise Ruling Allowing Statement on Abortion.  South Dakota may enforce a law that requires doctors to provide pregnant women with a written statement saying, "the abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being," a federal appeals court ruled last Friday [6/27/2008].  In Planned Parenthood v. Rounds, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit voted 7-4 to strike down a 2005 preliminary injunction issued by the U.S. District Court for South Dakota.

First Amendment Rights for Abortion Protestors?  On December 22nd a 69-year-old pro-life activist who was standing atop his automobile and protesting in front of the Hillcrest Abortion Clinic in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was physically attacked by an abortion supporter and thrown to the ground with enough force to knock him unconscious.  Doctors even worried for a time that the elderly man might perish from the attack.  Over a week after the attack, there aren't any accounts of the attack in the mainstream media.  As I searched for the story, I found only two Internet hits for it.  Why the silence from the MSM?  Can you imagine the MSM swarm that would have occurred if it had been a pro-lifer who attacked an abortion supporter?  The cacophony would have been deafening if a pro-lifer had been the one to get violent.

Suit filed after cops confiscate motor home:  A California man has filed suit in U.S. district court in Detroit after police from Royal Oak, Mich., confiscated his motor home because it allegedly bore "obscene" pro-life messages.

Neither King nor abortion foes are racketeers.  The Supreme Court's unanimous 8–0 decision this week rejecting claims by the National Organization for Women that demonstrations at abortion clinics are extortion and therefore punishable under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act was an important vote for freedom and free speech.

Pro life?  Beware of the "permit process".  Silencing pro-life speech is unconstitutional, but that hasn't stopped many public officials from doing so.  While the result is always inexcusable, the methods used are often quite creative.  Take Raleigh, North Carolina, where officials excuse their censorship by blaming the "permit process." … "The government can't require citizens to request permission before they exercise their First Amendment rights," said ADF Senior Counsel Nate Kellum.  "The policy used by Raleigh officials to silence pro-life speech is clearly unconstitutional."

False Witnesses?  The U.S. Supreme Court is set to review the most sweeping legal judgment against pro-life activists in history.  But painstakingly compiled new evidence shows that pro-abortion witnesses in the case may have lied.

Justices Express Concern For Free Speech In Pro-Life RICO Case.  The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case that bars pro-life activists from protesting outside abortion clinics, and although free speech was not a question for the court to consider, several justices expressed concern about the impact the case could have on all forms of demonstration.

Minister Risks Jail Time To Read Scripture In Front Of Abortion Clinic:  The Rev. Patrick Mahoney said he plans to violate a 1998 federal court injunction that requires abortion protesters to stay at least 20 feet away from the entrances to abortion clinics.

Missouri House opposes federal abortion proposal.  The Missouri House is urging President Barack Obama and Congress to oppose any federal efforts to pre-empt some state abortion laws.  Federal legislation filed in the past, called the Freedom of Choice Act, could overrule many state-level restrictions on access to abortion.  The Missouri House approved 116-40 on Wednesday [2/11/2009] a nonbinding resolution opposing that.  The measure states that Missouri regulations at risk could include bans on certain late-term abortions and mandatory parental consent for minors.

Praying Outside Clinic Gets Man Disorderly Conduct Charge.  A Chicago man says he's fighting charges of disorderly conduct for simply standing on a public sidewalk and praying.  Joseph Holland, a 25-year-old graduate student at Northwestern University, says he was standing still praying the rosary outside a Planned Parenthood facility in downtown Chicago July 3 when police arrested him for violating the city's new "Bubble Zone" ordinance.  The law, passed in October, states that a person cannot approach within 8 feet of another person without consent "for the purpose of passing a leaflet or handbill to, displaying a sign to, or engaging in oral protest, education or counseling" within 50 feet from any health care facility.

Obama Sues Pro-Life Protester.  A West Palm Beach, Florida pro-life leader is proclaiming her innocence after U.S. Attorney General Eric holder filed a lawsuit alleging she violated federal law prohibiting individuals from blocking clients from entering abortion clinics.

Compare this to Holder's treatment of the Black Panthers who obstructed the entrance to a polling place.

Pro-life activist attacked outside abortion clinic.  An anti-abortion protestor was attacked outside an abortion clinic in Albuquerque on Tuesday [7/5/2011] and the incident was caught on tape.  The victim, an activist, said the attack was unprovoked.  Bud Shaver said he was in the middle of a conversation with a woman, when he said she started kicking him and then cut his head with her keys.

Obama's abortion absolutism and the 1st Amendment.  In 1994, abortion-lobby champion Ted Kennedy passed the Free Access to Clinics Act (FACE), which imposes stricter limitations on peaceful protests of abortion clinics than any other peaceful protest.  This law, which strikes me as pretty darn unconstitutional, has never really been enforced. ... But now, NPR reports, Obama is deciding to crack down on those protesting, conducting sidewalk counseling, or even praying for the mothers and their babies.

Hospital accused of bullying nurses who oppose abortion.  A legal defense alliance has gone back to court seeking an emergency order against a New Jersey hospital after officials there threatened pro-life nurses with duty, schedule and assignment changes because of their objection to abortion — even though a court previously ordered officials not to do that.

Eric Holder Nailed $120,000 for Meritless Abortion Clinic Lawsuit.  The Department of Justice has been forced to hand over $120,000 for bringing a meritless abortion clinic access lawsuit against a clinic protester.  This loss is one of multiple lost cases by the Department of Justice against abortion clinic protesters.  The Special Litigation Section is the unit bringing the meritless cases.  It was profiled in the PJ Media Every Single One Series as being headed by and filled with Leftist ideologues.  The Special Litigation Section sued Mary Sue Pine under the "FACE" Act, which guarantees access to abortion clinics.  The complaint alleged Pine obstructed a car entering the clinic by standing in front of it.

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