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Discarded and abandoned babies:

Incidents like these are the inevitable result of the persistent claim that a fetus is merely a lump of tissue that is just "part of a woman's body" and can be disposed of in any manner of her choosing.

Plumber Finds Fetus Inside Pipe After Residents Complain of Drainage Issues At Houston Apartment Complex.  A plumber made a grim discovery when he saw a fetus in a pipe at a Texas apartment complex.  The Harris County Sheriff's Office was alerted to the situation on Monday, according to a local report by KPRC.  Residents living at the Glen Cove Apartments had made complaints about drainage issues since Friday.  While a plumber was addressing the building's plumbing problems, he made the disturbing find when he opened a pipe and uncovered the fetal remains.  Authorities say the fetus was in its early developmental stages.

The Editor says...
The body was big enough to clog the pipes.  That's not just a fertilized egg.

Third Kentucky newborn saved by Safe Haven Baby Box this year.  Last week saw 2023's second use of a Safe Haven Baby Box in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and its third use statewide, to give an infant who might otherwise have been aborted guaranteed care and a chance at being placed with a new, loving family.  Live Action reported that less than four minutes after being placed in the box, the child was found by first responders, taken to a local hospital, and determined to be healthy.  Safe Haven Baby Boxes are designed for mothers to securely and anonymously deliver babies to a safe place such as a fire station, where they will be taken by professionals for care and placement with a willing family.

Newborn Surrendered to Florida's First and Only Safe Haven Baby Box.  A newborn baby was surrendered to Florida's "first and only" Safe Haven Baby Box at Ocala's Fire Rescue headquarters, "marking the first time it has been used," WKMG-TV Click Orlando reported on Thursday.  Safe Haven Baby Boxes founder and CEO Monica Kelsey, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn, and Ocala Fire Chief Clint Welborn announced news of the surrendered baby during a news conference on Thursday morning and praised the resource for helping to save lives.

From Wretched To Outrageous:  New Mexico Woman Who Threw Baby In Dumpster Has Change Of Heart.  We first heard of this story in late January.  A New Mexico woman named Alexis Avila had just given birth to a baby boy.  Allegedly, she then placed the baby into a garbage bag and "tossed" the bag into a dumpster, an incident that was caught on video and widely viewed across the country.  It was heartbreaking to watch.  Once discovered by passersby, the infant was taken via helicopter to a nearby hospital where he was treated for severe hypothermia. [...] Fortunately and remarkably, the baby survived and is now living with the father, Stephen Astorga, and his parents.  According to a report by the Daily Mail shortly after the incident in January, the baby's grandfather, Oscar Astorga, was doing everything possible to gain custody of the little boy, who has since been named Saul.

Chicago firefighters find baby abandoned in duffel bag in below-freezing snow, police say.  Chicago firefighters found an abandoned baby boy dead in a duffel bag outside their firehouse Saturday, according to authorities.  They had gone outside to shovel snow around 5 a.m. and found the bag beneath it.  Chicago police said early Monday evening that detectives were still investigating and that they had not taken any suspects into custody.  All 50 states have "Safe Haven" or "Baby Moses" laws that allow parents to give up their newborn children at safe, designated locations — usually firehouses, police stations and hospitals.  But the laws require the parent to hand their child over to a staff member — not just leave them out in the cold.

Shocking CCTV Footage Captures The Moment A Woman Tosses Her Newborn Into Dumpster.  In a horrifying incident, an 18-year-old mother has been charged with attempted murder of her newborn after authorities said she left her baby alive in a New Mexico dumpster.  The authorities said that the police received calls about a newborn in a dumpster at 8 pm on Jan. 7.  The authorities said CCTV footage revealed that the woman dumped the baby around 2 pm in Block 1400 N. Thorp in Hobbs, a city located in the southeast corner of the state near the Texas border.  [Video clip]

Newborn Baby Abandoned in an Alley Saved From Death 1 Day Before Garbage Pickup.  A Chicago hospital is caring for a newborn baby who was found abandoned in a dresser drawer Tuesday morning, according to the Chicago Police Department.  FOX 32 reports the baby boy was discovered alive in a dresser drawer in a pile of trash in an alley on North Oak Park Avenue, Montclare.  Police said a woman discovered the infant as she was walking by and cared for him until emergency responders arrived.  Authorities estimate the baby is less than a week old.

North Carolina mom charged after baby found in trash can with umbilical cord wrapped around its neck.  A Wilmington, North Carolina, mother has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after a crying newborn baby was found in a trash can last week.  Maryuri Estefany Calix-Macedo, 21, was taken into custody on Saturday and is currently being held at the county jail, according to The News & Observer.  Her alleged son was found by a woman walking her dog on Thursday who heard the baby's cries from the can.  The boy was found inside a tied black trash bag with his umbilical cord still attached and wrapped around its neck.  However, despite these circumstances, the baby was alive and soon arrived at a hospital, where he is reportedly "healthy and doing well."

How to help distressed mothers not kill their newborns.  Too often, women in denial about pregnancy and then traumatized by the birth ordeal, desperately ditch their newborns in unsafe places, like dumpsters.  In June, police in Georgia found a newborn girl miraculously still alive in a plastic bag in the woods.  Many unwanted babies aren't so lucky.  Their panicked mothers kill them within minutes or hours of birth.  Women have the babies alone in a restroom, college dorm or their parents' home and then hurry to dispose of the evidence.

Texas Student Who Left Her Newborn to Die in Campus Trash Can Is Imprisoned for 5 Years.  A 21-year-old student who left her newborn daughter to die in a trash can in a Texas dormitory will spend the next five years in prison.  Natalie Annell Weaver, 21, pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter and abuses of a corpse on July 10 in exchange for the five-year sentence, the district attorney said in a statement cited by The Dallas Morning News.

NYPD officers serve as pallbearers for funeral of discarded fetus.  A group of New York Police Department officers made sure a fetus discarded on a Brooklyn street months ago got a proper funeral — to the mournful sound of an NYPD bagpipe.  [6/29/2019]

Mother accused of disposing newborn at Amazon facility claims she didn't know she was pregnant.  Samantha Vivier of Tonopah, Arizona, was arrested Tuesday [1/22/2019] on suspicion of unlawful disposal of human remains.

Man throws newborn twins into a litter bin before calmly walking away.  A pair of newborn twins have been found in a dumpster after being abandoned by a man in central China.  Chilling footage shows the man carrying the babies in two tied-up shopping bags and lingering near a litter bin in Xi'an, Shaanxi province on Friday afternoon.  Several minutes later, he was seen throwing the bags into the bin before calmly walking away.  The twins were immediately transported to hospital after a cleaner made the shocking discovery and alerted emergency services.

Neighbor Finds Newborn Baby Abandoned in the Trash:  "Her Little Legs Were Dangling Out of the Bag".  A baby girl is recovering in the hospital after a New York family found her abandoned in a trash bag near their home.  Karen Seals, of Elmira, New York, said she and her sister discovered the baby Tuesday afternoon when they heard sounds and thought an animal was trapped in their neighbor's garbage.  "My sister came out off the porch and went to the side to the back yard of my neighbor's house with a stick, thinking it was a dog," Seals told WENY News.  "We thought it was a dog, honey, and it wasn't.  It was a baby!"

South Carolina mother arrested, charged with homicide after leaving newborn in trash bag on car floor.  A 21-year-old woman was arrested after police said she gave birth and put the baby in a trash bag in her car.  Police said the baby was found dead hours later.  Brennan Hailey Geller, of Lexington, South Carolina, was charged with homicide by child abuse, the Lexington County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.  Geller allegedly gave birth sometime on Friday night and put the newborn in a garbage bag on the floor of the vehicle, police said.

Dead fetus found in airplane bathroom at LaGuardia Airport.  A member of an American Airlines cleaning crew discovered a dead fetus in an airplane toilet at LaGuardia Airport early Tuesday morning [8/7/2018], CBS News' Kris Van Cleave reports.  The fetus was found hours after Flight 1942 arrived Monday in New York City night from Charlotte, North Carolina.  After the aircraft — an Airbus A321 — remained on the ground overnight, a cleaning crew came on board ahead of the plane's planned Tuesday departure.  One of the attendants noticed a large amount of toilet paper in one of the plane's lavatory toilets.

Girl, 4, dies after presumed mom dumps her in Hillsborough River.  A 4-year-old girl died Thursday [8/2/2018] after her mother threw her into the Hillsborough River, according to Tampa police.  Multiple witnesses reported seeing the incident near 4 p.m. on the west bank north of the Columbus Drive Bridge.  Shakayla Denson, 26, waded about half way across the river and tossed her daughter, Je'Hyrah Daniels, 4, in the water, they told police.  Then she turned around and walked back to the riverbank.  Rescue divers plunged in, looking for Je'Hyrah.  About a half-hour later, rescuers could be heard over a police radio frequency en route to St. Joseph's Hospital with an unconscious child.

Newborn baby found dead in Queens hotel room.  A newborn baby died on Wednesday night after being found unconscious in a Queens hotel room, sources said.  The infant child was discovered by cops inside a Days Inn in Long Island City along with her 35-year-old mother at about 7:40 p.m., according to police sources.  Medics performed CPR and rushed the baby to Elmhurst General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Pro-Life Students Walking Out to Protest Abortion: 'Enough Is Enough'.  Pro-life students are planning to walk out of their classrooms in over 140 high schools and colleges across the country Wednesday [4/11/2018].  Organized by Brandon Gillespie, a Rocklin High School junior from Sacramento, California, students participating in the event on April 11 will walk out of their schools at 10:00 a.m. in all time zones for 17 minutes — as did students who participated in the gun control walkout on March 14.

Woman charged after dead twins found in suitcase along roadside.  A 24-year-old woman was arrested Thursday [3/22/2018] in connection with the deaths of stillborn twins whose bodies were found stuffed inside a suitcase in Arkansas last month.  Authorities said Keysheonna Reed was charged with two felony counts of abuse of a corpse.

Family of Stillborn Baby Whose Body was Tossed Out in Laundry Sues Regions.  The family of a baby stillborn at Regions Hospital in St.  Paul in April 2013 have filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in Ramsey County alleging hospital personnel promised to cremate the baby but instead threw out the body with dirty laundry.  Esmeralda Maria Hernandez, the child's mother, and seven other family members are plaintiffs in the suit filed last week.  It also claims the hospital did not initially inform Hernandez or her family of what had happened.  "We want to say again that we are truly sorry for our mistake," the hospital said in a statement.

Police: McDonald's employee tried to flush her newborn down a toilet.  A 25-year-old California woman is accused of trying to flush her newborn baby down a toilet at a fast food restaurant where she was employed, KRON-TV reported.  Sarah Lockner is held on an $11 million bail and faces charges of attempted murder and inflicting great bodily harm to a child.

Teen Illegal Ordered To Leave U.S. Gives Birth In Restaurant, Trashes Baby.  The Greenville, South Carolina Police Department has two women in custody who are facing charges after putting a newborn in the trash to die.  The Greenville Police Officers were called to La Parrilla restaurant for an emergency concerning a newborn in cardiac arrest.  Police discovered that the mother, 18-year-old Estela Ruiz-Gomez, gave birth to the baby in the bathroom.  The newborn was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Newborn Dies After Being Put in Trash.  Estella Ruiz-Gomez gave birth during her break at a restaurant that she worked at.  Her mother, Lorenza Gomez Rodriguez, also worked at the restaurant.  These two women decided it would be a great idea to stick the newborn in the bin in order to get rid of it.  After throwing her grandchild in the trash, Lorenza came out of the bathroom and said her daughter needed to go to the hospital.  An employee emptied the bin in the ladies bathroom, not knowing there was a child inside there.  While carrying the bag across the parking lot, the bag ripped and the newborn fell out onto the pavement.  EMS was called to the scene, and the baby was rushed to the hospital but died shortly afterwards.

9 Year-Old Saves Abandoned Newborn Baby She Found Covered in Maggots.  Nine-year-old Elysia Laub thought one of her baby pigs had escaped its pen when she saw a little pink creature in the bushes of her yard on Monday morning [7/10/2017].  But when she and her mother looked more closely, the Lowell, Indiana family found a newborn baby girl had been abandoned in their yard, the Daily Mail reports.  Authorities said the 9-year-old girl's discovery and quick response saved the baby's life.

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.

Coroner: Two fetuses found at wastewater treatment plant likely 'isolated situation'.  Two fetuses were found last week at a wastewater treatment plant on James Island.  Charleston police responded about 4 p.m.  Aug. 8 to the Plum Island Wastewater Treatment Plant on Harbor View Circle for a report that an employee had found a deceased baby.  When officers arrived, they were taken to a pump station and were shown what appeared to be two "preterm babies" that had been recovered from the wastewater.

Feminists Bite The Heads Off Baby Cookies To Show How Much They Love Abortion.  On Tuesday [4/19/2016], the University of North Georgia Students For Life revealed photographs of decapitated baby cutout cookies taken at a pro-abortion rally held by the Skeptics Society at UNG.  Adding to the barbarity, the abortion enthusiasts apparently found it comical to bite the heads off of the baby-shaped cookies.

Surrogate carrying triplets sues to stop forced abortion.  A surrogate mom who refuses to abort one of the triplets she's carrying because the father only wants two of the kids filed a lawsuit Monday [1/4/2016] claiming that California's surrogacy law is unconstitutional.  "I no longer view surrogacy arrangements in the same favorable light I once did.  Children derive a special benefit from their relationship with their mother," the woman, Melissa Cook, said in a statement to The [New York] Post.  "I now think that the basic concept of surrogacy arrangements must be re-examined, scrutinized and reconsidered."

Where Are the Sanctuaries for Newborns?  The newborn boy abandoned in a nativity display at a New York City church last week lucked out.  His mother bought towels at a 99 Cents Only Store to keep him warm, and then left him in the manger to be found.  But many abandoned babies aren't so lucky.  Every year, hundreds are dumped in the trash, left to die in the cold, or killed by panicked new mothers.  All 50 states have safe-haven laws to prevent this, but too few women know about them.  These laws allow mothers to surrender their newborns at a police station, firehouse or hospital — no questions asked — without risk of disclosure or prosecution.

Newborn Girl Buried Alive Rescued in Los Angeles.  Authorities received a report Friday afternoon [11/27/2015] of a baby crying in a riverbed in Compton, a city in southern L.A. County, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said.  Responding deputies heard a baby's muffled cry, said the sheriff's department, and as they searched inside a crevice along a bike path, they found the baby girl buried under pieces of asphalt and rubble.

'Manger mom' won't face charges for leaving baby in Nativity scene.  The woman who abandoned her baby at a Queens church was caught on video moments before she left the child in the parish's nativity scene — but although she has now been identified, she won't face criminal charges, officials said Wednesday [11/25/2015].  Cradling the newborn in her arms, the young woman can be seen in surveillance footage from a nearby 99 Cent Store as she walks down Jamaica Avenue and enters the shop at around 12:55 p.m. Monday [11/23/2015].  She peruses the shelves and picks up what appears to be the purple towel she used to wrap up the baby boy before leaving him in the crèche that had been set up inside the Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hills.

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.

3rd baby in 3 months dies after being tossed from NYC window.  A 6-month-old girl died Thursday [10/15/2015] after being tossed from a sixth-floor window of an apartment building, witnesses and police said, the third child killed that way in the city in three months.

Mom accused of throwing baby from window ran day-care center.  The maniac mom who allegedly threw her 6-month-old baby girl out of a six-story Bronx window on Thursday [10/15/2015] was registered to run a child day-care for two years out of the same apartment, officials said.  Tenisha Fearon, 27, who screamed "Praise God!" and "Hallelujah!" before tossing little Junilah Lawrence out of her window at 2200 Tiebout Ave. near East 182nd Street in Fordham Heights, got a license to run the child-care service on May 1, 2013, according to a spokesman for the state Office of Children and Family Services.

Conceived in Occupy Boston Tent and Disposed in Garbage Bag, Baby Doe Haunts City's Gimme Culture.  Boston's Baby Doe discarded in a garbage bag found on Deer Island was conceived in an Occupy Boston tent on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.  "That's the story behind how me and Rachelle made this beautiful child," Joseph Amoroso divulged to the Boston Herald about the conception of his daughter Bella Bond.

1-month-old found dead in NYC courtyard; infant may have fallen from window or been thrown.  New York City police say a newborn baby boy was found dead with severe head trauma in an apartment building courtyard and may have fallen or been thrown out of a window.

Maryland mom charged with abandoning baby on road.  A Maryland mother is being held on $500,000 bail after police say she left her 6-week-old daughter on the side of a road Saturday [7/4/2015].  Anne Arundel County police charged 26-year-old Sandra Clara McClary of Baltimore with child neglect and reckless endangerment on Sunday.  Lt. T.J. Smith says that McClary left the baby on the roadside and that the incident might be related to a domestic dispute.

Baltimore man is arrested for murder after leaving 2 year-old in car for 16 hours.  Thirty-one year-old Wilbert Carter has been charged with murder and child abuse after his two year-old daughter was found unresponsive in his car in Baltimore on Sunday [6/21/2015].  Sunday was Father's Day.  Leasia Carter was found locked inside her father's car after he went on with a day of drinking, forgetting he was caring for his daughter.  She was found with second-degree burns, as temperatures in Baltimore reached as high as 97 degrees.

Planned Parenthood Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Right to Birth Control.  In June of 1965, the high court ruled in Griswold v. Connecticut that prohibiting contraceptives violated the right to marital privacy.  Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), said the birth control pill is "one pill that literally changed the world and the way we live."

Indiana may be first state with 'baby boxes' for abandoned newborns.  The box is actually a newborn incubator, or baby box, and it could be showing up soon at Indiana hospitals, fire stations, churches and selected nonprofits under legislation that would give mothers in crisis a way to surrender their children safely and anonymously.

Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in roadside drain.  A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday [11/24/2014].  The week-old baby was in serious but stable condition in Westmead Children's Hospital a day after cyclists found him in a 8-foot deep drain beside the M7 Motorway in the suburb of Quakers Hill, police said in a statement.

Newborn baby found alive inside Illinois trash bin.  Police say a newborn baby found alive inside a trash bin in the central Illinois community of Jacksonville is in good condition.  Lt. Chris Johnson of the Jacksonville Police Department says authorities are still searching for the mother of the infant.

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Kenner woman arrested after police find toddlers trying to cross highway.  A Kenner woman was arrested on child desertion charges after an off-duty police officer found two toddlers attempting to cross a busy thoroughfare last week.  Janice Barre, 32, left two 3-year-olds and a 4-year old at home — with their 10-year-old brother asleep on the couch and two large pots of boiling water on the stove — while she went to a store around noon last Wednesday (Sept. 24), authorities say.

DPD Searching For Mother After Fetus Found In H.S. Bathroom.  An investigation continues at a Dallas high school where a fetus was found in the girls bathroom Friday afternoon [8/29/2014].  Detectives with the Dallas Police Department's Child Abuse Unit are investigating.  Authorities are looking for the girl who they believe gave birth inside Woodrow Wilson High School.

Fetus found in bathroom of Texas high school.  The Dallas Independent School District said a maintenance worker found the fetus after being alerted by students.  The second floor of the school, where the bathroom is located, was closed down around 2:30 p.m., students say.  Students were not notified during the school day and the district says it is now working to notify all students and their parents.

Human Fetus Found Inside Girls Restroom at Dallas High School.  An investigation is underway after a staff member reportedly discovered a human fetus inside a girls restroom Friday at a Dallas high school.  Police and medical officials responded to the scene and it was ultimately confirmed the remains were that of a human fetus.  The Dallas Police Department said officers are reviewing surveillance video at Woodrow Wilson High School in an effort to gather more information.

NYPD arrests mother of baby left in subway station.  [Frankea] Dabbs, 20, who has a record of petty crimes in North Carolina, was arrested near Central Park on abandonment charges Tuesday after someone recognized her from the video released by police.

China: 'Baby box' plan for unwanted newborns causes stir.  A Chinese city's plan for a "baby box" where parents can anonymously leave their unwanted infants is proving controversial, it's reported.  Shenzhen has apparently applied to the Guangdong provincial authorities to pilot such a facility next year.  Some social media users have warned that the box will encourage "irresponsible parents" to give away their unwanted children, the People's Daily newspaper says.

Shock in France as baby found living in car boot.  France was shocked Monday after the discovery of an underfed and dehydrated baby girl who had been forced to live hidden in a car boot, possibly since birth.  The little girl, aged between 15 and 23 months, was found by mechanics on Friday [10/25/2013] when her mother brought the car to a garage in Terrasson, in central France.

Baby Found Dead On Conveyor Belt At Victorville Recycling Plant.  Homicide detectives received a call at 11:29 a.m. [10/24/2013] after workers at the plant in the 17000 block of Abbey Lane reportedly found the baby, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Cpl. Randy Naquin said.  CBS2's Tom Wait said the baby was a newborn female.  The baby was found wrapped in a blanket.

Security guard discovers dead fetus in bag of apparent teenage shoplifter: police sources.  A suspected teen shoplifter was busted Thursday after she was found to be carrying a dead fetus in a plastic bag while swiping lingerie at a midtown Victoria's Secret, cops said.  The horrifying discovery at the Herald Square store occurred after a security guard spotted the 17-year-old girl and a pal snatching sexy undergarments off the rack and called police.

Police probe whether dead baby found in bag of Victoria's Secret 'shoplifter' was murdered.  Tiona Rodriguez, 17, told police she suffered a miscarriage on Wednesday [10/16/2013], but an autopsy revealed that her baby boy was born alive, nearly full term at eight months — and now cops are trying to figure out if he was killed.

Newborn baby found in trash in New Jersey.  Officials said a group of kids found the approximately 3 months premature boy in a trash pile behind a Jersey City building.  He is breathing on his own now at Jersey City Medical Center, a spokesman said.

Mom charged with homicide after giving birth in sports bar bathroom, dumping baby in toilet.  A heartless Pennsylvania woman gave birth in a bar bathroom, and then left the helpless infant to die in a toilet while she watched pro wrestling and smoked a cigarette, authorities said.  Amanda Catherine Hein, 26, was held without bail yesterday after being charged with one count of criminal homicide stemming from the Aug. 18 tragedy.

Pennsylvania teen threw her dead baby in school trashcan: cops.  A Pennsylvania teen tossed her dead infant in a trashcan shortly after giving birth in a school bathroom stall Tuesday [4/30/2013], authorities said.  Cherlie LaFleur, 19, allegedly tried to flush the dead newborn down a toilet at first but resorted to the garbage bin instead, at McCaskey East High School in Lancaster.  Police are still investigating whether the premature child, born 27 to 29 weeks after conception, was stillborn or intentionally killed.

Mom who left newborn to freeze gets 50-year sentence.  A northern Illinois woman who admitted leaving a newborn daughter to freeze to death along a rural roadway in 2004 was sentenced Friday [4/5/2013] to 50 years in prison.

SEPTA: Mom, Grandmom Dodge Fare, Leave Baby Behind.  SEPTA officials say a mother and grandmother left behind a baby girl while trying to avoid paying full subway fare.  Authorities say the incident happened Monday on the Market-Frankford El at the 60th Street station.  The baby's 15-year-old mother had a single one-day convenience pass that allows one person to take eight rides. [...] The two women didn't realize they had left the baby until they got to the 56th Street station around ten minutes later.

248 human fetuses found in Russian forest.  Villagers in Russia's south Urals region have stumbled upon a gruesome discovery — four barrels left in a forest containing 248 human fetuses, prompting an official probe, officials said Tuesday [7/24/2012].

Europe's Growing Crisis of Abandoned Babies.  There is no surveillance camera overlooking the cordoned-off "baby hatch" for abandoned infants attached to the Mangiagialli clinic in central Milan, so no one knows exactly who left a tiny four-pound baby boy named Mario there late last week. [...] Baby hatches like the one in Milan are springing up all over Europe.  They are a modern take on the old-style foundling wheels used in medieval times, when Roman mothers placed their unwanted offspring in revolving cribs that spun them safely into the confines of convents.  Many of the abandoned babies born back then were out of wedlock or through adulterous liaisons.

Answering Planned Parenthood's Grand Deception.  Human life has been cheapened to such a degree that news stories about sex and death which our grandparents would have found heinous, don't even make us blink today.  For example, in April 2005, a 19-year-old teenager in Canada became pregnant.  She hid the pregnancy from her parents and secretly gave birth to a son in her parents' basement.  Immediately thereafter, she strangled the child to death so he wouldn't make any noise.  She then went outside and threw the body over the fence, where it was later discovered.

Police: Baby Survives Toss Down NYC Trash Chute.  A teenage mother was charged Sunday for allegedly tossing her newborn baby into a garbage chute. ... The newborn baby was reportedly thrown down the trash chute in a plastic trash bag.  It was believed to have fallen eight stories, straight into a compactor, in a high-rise building in Brooklyn's Walt Whitman Housing Project.

Cops: Man arrested after throwing baby at officers.  A man was arrested this morning [7/25/2011] after he allegedly kidnapped a baby, then threw the child at officers when they approached him, police said.

Two year-old abandoned in favor of a widescreen TV.  A two-year-old boy was rescued from a Kmart parking lot after he was abandoned by a shopper who left with a wide-screen TV — just one of the shocking incidents on a day of chaos on Black Friday yesterday.

NY Officials Want Schools to Teach About Unwanted Baby Laws.  After two young moms recently abandoned their newborn babies — one of whom did not survive — New York officials are proposing that high school curriculum include lessons on what mothers can do if they give birth to a baby they don't want.  Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, State Sen. Eric Adams and State Assemblyman Hakim Jeffries are proposing state legislation requiring the change to high school health curriculum.

Queens woman dumps her newborn baby in trash can.  A Queens woman dumped her newborn baby in a hospital trash can after she gave birth Tuesday -- and was busted napping in her home just two hours later, sources said.  Dawa Lama, 23, put the infant in a trash bin inside the emergency room bathroom of Elmhurst Hospital Center, where she gave birth to the child shortly before 2:30 p.m., the sources said.

Queens woman dumped baby because she was 'confused': authorities.  Dawa Lama was arraigned on Saturday [5/14/2011] and held on $20,000 bail for allegedly throwing her newborn daughter into the trash, quickly rushed home in a cab to have lunch and take a nap, according to authorities.  She is charged with assault, reckless endangerment, abandonment of a child and endangering the welfare of a child and faces 15 years in prison.

Newborn Abandoned In Sink At Catholic Church.  Police in Denver are searching for a woman who just gave birth and abandoned her newborn.  The infant was left in a bathroom sink at St. Dominic's Catholic Church Friday [3/18/2011] at about 8:10 p.m. during a Lent service.

Mom Charged With Throwing Baby Into Snow Bank.  A mom is charged with throwing her 18-day-old baby into a snow bank in Minneapolis.  Ashley Couch, 21, has been charged with child endangerment and child neglect after police said she threw her newborn in the snow over the weekend.

Newborn baby handed to L.A. firefighters on Christmas Eve.  A six-hour-old baby girl was nicknamed "Noel" by Los Angeles firefighters after she was handed to them by her mother on Christmas Eve.  The baby's mother brought the child to Los Angeles Fire Department Station 46 near the Coliseum about 3 p.m. Friday under a state law that allows new mothers to relinquish babies without facing abandonment charges, according to department spokesman Erik Scott.

Woman surrenders newborn at Industry fire station.  A woman surrendered a 3-hour-old infant at a City of Industry fire station — the fifth such "safe surrender" in the county this year, a county supervisor said Tuesday [12/7/2010].

Cops:  Grandma threw child to her death at Virginia mall.  A Virginia toddler was walking out of a shopping mall with relatives when her grandmother suddenly flung her over a railing, sending the girl on a fatal plunge to the pavement several stories below, police said Tuesday [11/30/2010].

Police seek mother of abandoned infant.  Fairfax County police are trying to find the mother of the newborn girl left in a Springfield church parking lot. ... Investigators believe she may have been born between midnight and 6 a.m. Doctors believe the baby may be of Hispanic descent.

Indian mum 'tries to flush newborn down plane toilet'.  An Indian woman gave birth to a baby in the lavatory of an international passenger plane and tried to dispose of it down the toilet, media reports in New Delhi said on Thursday [7/8/2010].

Teen mom charged with dropping newborn out window.  An East Boston teen was held on $1,500 cash bail today on charges she gave birth to a newborn baby boy last month and then tossed him out a window where he was left abandoned crying in a trash-strewn alley.

Woman who killed baby wants sanity restored.  A 46-year-old woman who was found not guilty by reason of insanity more than 20 years ago for running over and killing her infant son with the family car will ask an Orange County jury next month for a verdict that her sanity has been restored.

Man throws baby into traffic.  A 21-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he threw his daughter into oncoming traffic and then attacked witnesses and police who were trying to subdue him, authorities said.  The 18-month-old girl was not badly injured.

Mom linked to babies' remains gets out of jail on bond.  Rachel Lynnette New, the woman identified through DNA as the mother of three babies whose decomposed remains were found at her home near Rendon, was released from jail Friday [11/13/2009] on bonds totaling $70,000, a sheriff's office spokesman said.

Woman linked to infant remains bonds out of jail.  There are new developments in the case of a woman jailed in connection with the remains of three infants whose remains were found hidden in rural North Texas.  Investigators believe Rachel New hid the remains of her three infant children — or knows who did — and that she's now hiding the truth of how it happened and why.

N. Texas sheriff says DNA links woman to babies' remains.  A 36-year-old woman identified through DNA as the mother of three babies whose decomposed remains were found in rural northern Texas under a mobile home porch and nearby has been arrested, Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said.

Baby dead after mom tosses infant into washing machine.  An Oklahoma woman has been charged with felony child neglect after her 10-day-old baby was killed in a washing machine.  Lyndsey Fiddler, 26, was high on drugs when she put her newborn daughter, Maggie May Trammel, in the washing machine along with the dirty laundry and started a washing cycle, local station NewsOn6 reported.

Newborn boy's body found amid tons of trash.  Authorities combing through 60 tons of trash at a dump site Monday [1/5/2009] found the body of a baby boy who was allegedly killed and put in a garbage can in Port Angeles.  A 16-year-old girl was arrested Friday for investigation of first-degree murder.

Fetus Found In Reading Sewage Plant.  There was a disturbing discovery in a Berks County sewage processing plant — a fetus was founding a Reading [Pennsylvania] sewage pumping station.

Woman freezes baby after birth.  A Bloomfield, Pa., woman has been charged with abuse of a corpse for stashing her newborn child in a beer box in her freezer.  Police said the infant had been in the freezer for about a month when they got a call tipping them off about the location of the frozen child, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Friday [5/18/2007].

Newborn's remains found in pickle jar.  A road construction crew found the remains of a newborn girl inside a two-gallon pickle jar, authorities said Friday [3/2/2007].  The jar was dug up along a state highway on Monday, according to a statement from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Oakdale newborn's grisly death:  Stabbed 135 times.  A 17-year-old Oakdale girl told police she gave birth on the laundry room floor early Monday, then panicked and stabbed the baby girl after seeing her move a finger.  The baby, found by investigators in a bloody garbage bag outside the teen's home, had 135 stab wounds, many in her tiny chest.

Body of infant found in Milford trash compactor.  A neighborhood of well-kept homes was shocked yesterday after two trash collectors made a gruesome discovery as they were about to compact a load — the body of an infant that appeared to have tumbled out of a split bag.

Newborn girl's body found in concrete pile.  The body of a newborn girl was spotted Tuesday [11/21/2006] in a pile of concrete and rocks headed to the shredder at a recycling center.  Within hours of her birth, she was in a construction trash bin somewhere between Pompano Beach and southern Martin County.

Baby boy born, then abandoned as mother walks away.  San Francisco police arrested a woman after she gave birth to a baby boy on a street corner Sunday night and then walked away, abandoning the baby.  A security guard who saw the woman delivering the baby on Fifth and Stevenson Streets at 9:30 p.m. was calling 911 when he saw the mother get up and walk away, according to police Capt. Al Casciato.  "The kid was lying on the street and she was walking away," Casciato said.

Mom abandoned three newborns in three years.  The first newborn was discovered swaddled in a blanket on a park bench, an umbilical cord still hanging from his tiny body.  Then, at neat 11-month intervals, two more abandoned babies were found in parked pickup trucks in the same neighborhood. ... The third baby was found dead of exposure on the cold night of Dec. 3.

Experts say murder of infants is not uncommon.  The horrifying circumstances of Christy Freeman's alleged murder of an infant are more common than many people think, according to those who have studied the phenomenon known as neonaticide.  In the United States, a baby is killed within 24 hours of birth ate last once every three days, experts say.

Japanese Hospital Gets Approval for 'Baby Drop-Off Hatch'.  A Japanese hospital said Thursday [4/5/2007] it would push ahead with plans to set up a hatch where unwanted infants can be anonymously dropped off, following a series of cases of parents reportedly abandoning newborns in parks and shopping centers.

[Let's hope they make the hatch big enough for a two-year-old.  After all, if it's okay to abandon a newborn with no questions asked, how old does the baby have to be before the mother is obligated to keep it?]

All charges against O.C. woman dropped.  Charges have been dropped against an Ocean City woman accused of killing her newborn child several years ago, the Worcester County public defender's office said today [9/19/2007].  Christy Lynn Freeman, 37, ... was charged with first-degree murder after authorities found the remains of four fetuses in or near her home in July.  Police said she told a detective during questioning that she had given birth to twins three or four years ago and had allowed one to drown in the toilet.

Charges filed against mother who flushed her newborn.  A metro mother accused of trying to flush her newborn down a McDonald's toilet turned herself in to police Thursday night [10/4/2007] just before 10 p.m.  The Jackson County prosecutor has charged Ashley Wood, 20, with first degree assault.

One dog night:
Abandoned Baby Kept Alive, Safe by Mother Dog and Her Brood.  A newborn baby that was abandoned outdoors by her 14-year-old mother during the Argentina winter was found safe Thursday [8/21/2008] after being kept alive and warm by a mother dog and her brood of puppies, Reuters reported.

Austin police: Mom beat girl, 4, threw her in path of SUV.  A woman has been charged with child endangerment, a state jail felony, for beating her 4-year-old daughter before throwing her into the path of an oncoming vehicle, police said.  The driver of the brown Suburban braked and did not strike the child.  Aurelia Gallardo, 24, could face up to 20 years if convicted.  Bail was set at $25,000.

Fla. doctor investigated in badly botched abortion.  Eighteen and pregnant, Sycloria Williams went to an abortion clinic outside Miami and paid $1,200 for Dr. Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique to terminate her 23-week pregnancy.  Three days later, she sat in a reclining chair, medicated to dilate her cervix and otherwise get her ready for the procedure.  Only Renelique didn't arrive in time.  According to Williams and the Florida Department of Health, she went into labor and delivered a live baby girl.  What Williams and the Health Department say happened next has shocked people on both sides of the abortion debate:  One of the clinic's owners, who has no medical license, cut the infant's umbilical cord.  Williams says the woman placed the baby in a plastic biohazard bag and threw it out.

Florida doctor loses license after bothced abortion.  The Board of Medicine revoked the license of a Florida doctor on Friday accused of medical malpractice in a botched abortion in which a live baby was delivered, but ended up dead in a cardboard box.  The board found Dr. Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique in violation of Florida statutes by committing medical malpractice, delegating responsibility to unlicensed personnel, and failing to keep an accurate medical record.

A follow-up on the same story...
The Imperfect Murder:  [Scroll down]  The state Board of Medicine decides to hear Renelique's case to determine whether to strip him of his medical license.  Meanwhile, something more serious is happening:  The Florida attorney's homicide division is investigating the possibility of bringing murder charges.  According to Florida records, Dr. Renelique received his medical training in Haiti.  He did his residency in New York and, according to the records of that state, has made five medical malpractice payments in the past decade.

When Is a Person Not a Person?  Recently, a young mother in Virginia delivered her baby in her own home, and then smothered it with a pillow. ... The judge who refused to penalise the mother for murder, spoke of a loophole in the law.  The 'loophole' is that a mother can do whatever she likes with her baby, so long as the umbilical cord is still attached. ... In 1978, this case led a judge to make an unjustified decision — that one cannot call a baby a 'person' unless it can live independently of its mother. ... What of a toddler?  Can he live independently of his mother?

Baby boy survives for nearly two days after abortion.  The 22-week infant died one day later in intensive care at a hospital in the mother's home town of Rossano in southern Italy.  The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans suggested that her baby was disabled.  However, the infant survived the procedure, carried out on Saturday [4/24/2010] in the Rossano Calabro hospital, and was left by doctors to die.

Disposing of less-than-perfect children:

Never Again?  Canada Goes Full Nazi As Quebec College of Physicians Suggests Killing Newborn Infants Born With Serious Illnesses Or Disabilities.  The Quebec College of Physicians is being slammed by advocacy groups for suggesting that it be legal to euthanize severely ill newborns.  Dr. Louis Roy, from the Quebec College of Physicians, told the Commons' Special Joint Committee of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) on Friday that his organization believes MAID can be appropriate for infants up to age one who are born with "severe malformations" and "grave and severe syndromes" for which their "prospective of survival is null, so to speak."  In a statement to the National Post, Inclusion Canada said it was "alarmed" by Roy's recommendation that Canada "legalize euthanasia for infants with disabilities under the age of one."  [Video clip]

Feds look to expand assisted suicide eligibility to infants and the mentally ill.  A recent video clip posted by the Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) indicates the eligibility could expand for medically assisted suicide to include babies with disabilities. [...] "Kids born with disabilities are now being considered for assisted suicide up to a year after their birth," tweeted Lewis, who shared the clip.  "Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) was never meant for those who can't give consent.  Why aren't the Liberals, Bloc and NDP condemning this unethical agenda?" she asked.  The clip highlights a Parliamentary Committee for the Canada Disability Benefit Act, or Bill C-22, that was held two weeks ago.

GOP Lawmakers Demand FDA Explain Inaccurate Prenatal Tests Following Report.  Republicans are demanding answers from the Food and Drug Administration following a [...] report that the vast majority of noninvasive prenatal tests are inaccurate.  In a letter first obtained by The Daily Signal propelled by Rep. Chip Roy of Texas, Rep. Michelle Fischbach of Minnesota, and Sen. Steve Daines of Montana, the group of Republican lawmakers are calling on acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Janet Woodcock to address the January New York Times report on prenatal testing.  "When I first read the troubling New York Times story on noninvasive prenatal testing, I thought of my godson, who was recommended for abortion following a prenatal screening," Roy told The Daily Signal.  "He was born perfectly healthy, and to this day I am thankful that his parents chose life over fear."

Woman with spina bifida sues mom's doctor for millions, says she never should have been born.  An English woman with spina bifida is suing her mother's former doctor for millions of dollars in health care costs and damages claiming that she should never have been born.  Evie Toombes, a 20-year-old equestrian show jumper from Lincolnshire, is suing her mother's general practitioner, Dr. Philip Mitchell, for "wrongful conception" after he allegedly failed to advise her mother to take folic acid supplements before getting pregnant that she claims resulted in her birth defect, according to The Telegraph.

Abortion Lobby Argues Texas Law Will Flood States with Down Syndrome Children.  "Down Syndrome" was trending on Twitter this week alongside "abortion" after the Supreme Court ruled not to block the Texas Heartbeat Act as members of the abortion lobby suggested abortion is necessary to eliminate Down syndrome.  A heavily cited thread came from Newsweek contributor Richard Hanania who proposed that banning post-heartbeat abortions could overrun red states with children with Down syndrome and other disabilities.

Doctors Told Mom to Abort Baby With Terminal Condition, She Refused and Her Daughter is Healthy.  An Australian mom went into labor last week, thinking that she may have only a few hours to hold her newborn daughter.  While she was pregnant, Dinah DeRegt was told that her unborn daughter had a terminal brain condition, and doctors recommended an abortion, Christian News Network reports.  DeRegt refused.  Then, on Dec. 2, baby Brianna surprised everyone when she was born completely healthy, according to the report.  Brisbane Birth Photography recently shared the family's miraculous story on Facebook.  Doula and photographer Serena Rollason who was there for Brianna's birth said they all were in "shock" when doctors deemed her healthy.

The Atlantic stuns with feature accused of 'cheering eugenics,' promoting 'murder' of Down syndrome babies.  The Atlantic shocked readers with a polarizing feature that has been accused of promoting the mass abortion of children who are determined to have Down syndrome through prenatal testing — but others feel the story is an important one that needed to be told.  NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck accused The Atlantic of cheering eugenics "and the murder of people with Down Syndrome, simply because of who God created them to be."  "Everyone who works there should be ashamed," Houck wrote.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Mentor Bernie Sanders:  Castro Educated Cuban Kids, Gave Them Healthcare.  In 1958 (the year prior to the "glorious" revolution), Cuba ranked 13th from the top, worldwide with the lowest infant-mortality rate.  This meant that robustly capitalist and immigrant-swamped pre-Castro Cuba had the 13th lowest infant-mortality rate in the world.  This put her not only at the top in Latin America but atop most of Western Europe, ahead of France, Belgium, West Germany, Israel, Japan, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.  Today all of these countries leave Communist Cuba in the dust, with much lower infant mortality rates.  Today Cuba is ravaged by diseases that had been long-eradicated in pre-Castro Cuba (Dengue, Cholera, for a few examples.)  And of Cuba's "doctors" fortunate enough to escape their indentured servitude to the Castro-Family-Plantation, the overwhelmingly majority flunk the exam given in the U.S. for licensing as doctor's assistants.  And even plummeting from 13th (Capitalist) to 49th (Communist), Cuba's "impressive" infant mortality rate is kept artificially low by Communist chicanery with statistics and by an appalling abortion rate of 0.71 abortions per live birth.  This is the hemisphere's highest, by far.  Any Cuban pregnancy that even hints at trouble gets "terminated."

Selectively Aborting Down Syndrome Babies Is An Absolute Moral Depravity.  Down Syndrome is disappearing in Europe.  In Iceland, it is almost extinct.  Very quietly, the most successful eugenics program in human history is advancing and making its way to the United Sates.  How is this happening?  It's very simple.  Prenatal testing is identifying pregnancies that are likely to result in Down Syndrome kids, and those pregnancies are being aborted, with shocking frequency.  On its own the abortion issue divides us.  Whether a baby in the womb may be killed is a debate we struggle to have in constructive ways.  But generally the pro-choice movement assures us that abortion is used in cases where any child is unwanted.  In the case of selective abortion for sex or disability, a child is wanted, just not the messed-up child his parents weren't hoping for.

Doctors Advised Her Parents to Abort Their Severely Disabled Baby, She's Born Healthy.  First, doctors said their unborn daughter would be born with her intestines outside of her body.  Then, they said her legs and feet were deformed.  A third time, they said the unborn baby girl had a genetic disorder and would die soon after birth.  Little Olivia-Jax's parents said no three times when doctors encouraged them to abort her.  And, as it turns out, the doctors were wrong.  Today, Olivia-Jax is a healthy 7-month-old baby girl, and her amazing story has become famous on social media.

Planned Parenthood Opposes Bill to Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome.  The Planned Parenthood abortion business has never met an abortion it opposed.  And that is certainly the case in the state of Ohio.  Abortion activists from Planned Parenthood joined with pro-abortion groups in the Buckeye State to oppose new legislation that would protect unborn babies with Down Syndrome from abortions.  The bill would make Ohio the third state to offer legal protection for unborn children in a variety of circumstances and in which they may be discriminated against, such as having Down syndrome.  But, as Ohio Right to Life tells LifeNews, Planned Parenthood is more concerned about its bottom line than protecting people with Down Syndrome.  Lobbyists from the nation's biggest abortion company have told State lawmakers they want the bill defeated.

Court Allows Woman to Abort Her 31-Week-Old Unborn Baby Who Has Kidney Problems.  The chance of a baby surviving outside the womb after 31 weeks of pregnancy is extremely good, thanks to modern medical technology.  However, the Supreme Court of India allowed a woman to abort her unborn baby at that late stage of pregnancy this week after her baby was diagnosed with potentially fatal kidney problems, The Indian Express reports.  Abortions are illegal after 20 weeks of pregnancy in India.  However, women or their families increasingly have been petitioning the high court for permission to abort their unborn babies after the limit, especially in cases involving fetal abnormalities or sexual assault.

Babies With Club Feet, Cleft Palates are Aborted Up to the Day of Birth in Britain.  Today, a baby with club foot or cleft palate can and is aborted up to the point of birth in England.  The law permits an abortion to take place "up to birth" if tests indicate that the child may be disabled when born, while there is a legal limit of 24 weeks for abortions on other grounds.  Why is that the case?  Jane Ellison, the public health minister, says the British parliament has not adequately defined the term "serious handicap" in its abortion laws, which has led to a loophole by which babies with very minor disabilities can be aborted after the 24-week legal limit.

Wales Plans to "Eliminate" Down Syndrome by Aborting Babies Who Have It.  The Welsh Government has confirmed that non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) will be introduced within the antenatal screening programme in Wales.  The announcement by Public Health Minister, Rebecca Evans confirms that Wales will follow England in making the test available on the NHS from 2018.  Throughout the press release, NIPT is referred to as a "safer" test for Down's syndrome, because the traditional invasive amniocentesis test has a small risk of causing miscarriage.  However, the more accurate amniocentesis would still be carried out to confirm a diagnosis.

Eliminating Down Syndrome Children Is Not Something to Be Proud Of.  This week, the CBS News program "On Assignment" included a long feature on what it described as the near eradication of Down syndrome in Iceland.  As the story unfolded, viewers learned of the impact of genetic screening and abortion on a countrywide scale.  On that tiny island, known to people mostly for its geothermal pools and Northern Lights, what one scientist called "heavy-handed genetic counseling" has led to the death in utero of nearly every boy and girl affected by Down syndrome.  The CBS News report focused on a single nation, but the trend toward elimination of children with Down syndrome is tragically widespread.

CBS News Declares That Iceland Is A Great Nation Because It Murders Babies With 'Genetic Defects'.  Iceland has barely 330,000 people in it, but has become world famous for murdering nearly 100% of babies diagnosed with 'genetic defects' such as Down's Syndrome.  CBS news recently visited Iceland and wrote a story in which they lauded the nation for nearly 'eradicating genetic defects' by their policy of eugenics according to a recent report: [...]

Wendy Davis Hypes Abortion At Notre Dame.  In a personal moment, Davis told students she aborted her more than 20-week-old daughter "out of love."  "[I was] post-20 weeks of pregnancy of a much-wanted pregnancy that I had waited years to have, and ... our very much-wanted child was suffering from a fatal fetal brain abnormality," she said.  "What we were told was that if our child survived delivery, which she would likely not, that she would live a life of tremendous suffering — if she lived long at all — and we made a decision out of love." [...] The Catholic Church teaches that all human life, including unborn children with disabilities, "must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception," and that abortion is never permissible.  The Catholic pro-life group Human Life International (HLI) describes the abortion of children specifically because of their disabilities as "nothing more than eugenics, discrimination of the basest kind."

Indiana Governor Signs Bill Banning Abortions of Down Syndrome Babies.  Indiana's new law prevents a person from performing an abortion if he knows the pregnant woman wishes to abort the unborn baby because of a diagnosis of Down syndrome or any other disability.  It also prevents abortions due to the race, color, national origin, ancestry, or sex of the child.

Report: Zika Causing Rise in Illegal Abortions in Brazil.  Fear of microcephaly or other complications due to Zika have pushed women to illegal abortions, according to the Brazilian daily Folha de São Paulo.  Doctors indicate women in all social classes are seeking out these abortions "in despair over the possibility of deformity."  Some even go through with abortions without concrete proof of complications.

Virologist: Legalized Abortion May Have Hindered Zika Research.  Virologist Gubio Soares, who first identified the presence of the pervasive Zika virus in Brazil, suggested that legalized abortion in French Polynesia may have prevented scientists from uncovering a link between Zika and severe infant deformities sooner.  During a lecture, Soares claimed scientists do not know for sure if a link exists between Zika and microcephaly.  This is mainly because women in places where Zika breeds often aborted children who showed signs of microcephaly, a disorder now linked to the virus.

Obamacare and Eugenics.  The scariest words uttered during Jonathan Gruber's recent appearance before the House Oversight Committee were "positive selection."  They were read aloud by Republican Rep. Thomas Massie, from a 1997 paper the professor co-authored concerning abortion.  The opus in question made the Congressman uneasy because of the following passage:  "By 1993 all cohorts under the age 19 were born under legalized abortion and we estimate steady state savings of $1.6 billion per year from positive selection."  Rep. Massie asked the professor what was meant by "positive selection."  This question was evidently not anticipated in Gruber's pre-testimony coaching, so he became evasive.  Considering what it means, this is no surprise.

Oversold prenatal tests leading to abortions.  Two recent industry-funded studies show that test results indicating a fetus is at high risk for a chromosomal condition can be a false alarm half of the time.  And the rate of false alarms goes up the more rare the condition, such as Trisomy 13, which almost always causes death.  Companies selling the most popular of these screens do not make it clear enough to patients and doctors that the results of their tests are not reliable enough to make a diagnosis.

Gruber Paper Found That Aborting Poor Children Saves Taxpayers Money.  MIT professor Jonathan Gruber was in the hot seat at Tuesday's [12/9/2014] House Oversight Committee hearing, answering questions regarding his offensive comments about the stupidity of the American people and his assertions that the Affordable Care Act was passed based on a mischaracterization of the facts.  At the hearing Gruber was asked by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) about a paper he co-authored in 1998, "Abortion Legalization and Child Living Circumstances: Who is the 'Marginalized Child'," in which Gruber suggested that children who die as a result of abortion are better off because the majority of them would have ended up in single-parent households and living in poverty.

Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber: Abortion Of 'Marginal Children' A 'Social Good'.  Embattled MIT professor Jonathan Gruber has not only gotten in trouble for bragging about helping President Obama put one over on the American people with Obamacare, he's also been uncovered as an abortion advocate — but not a run-of-the-mill advocate of "women's rights."  No, Gruber's abortion advocacy is of a particularly pungent eugenics variety.  He's on record repeatedly making the case from social science that abortion is a "social good" because it reduces the number of "marginal children," by which he means urban poor — those he says can be counted on to commit crimes if they were ever born.

Adolf Hitler — Progressive Pioneer.  [Scroll down]  The Nazis enthusiastically embraced eugenics and had no qualms about abortion and sterilization for those they considered unfit, weak minded, or inferior.  In this, they agreed with progressive heroine Margaret Sanger, likewise a strong believer in eugenics who formed Planned Parenthood expressly with the idea of limiting non-white births and the reproduction of 'the unfit'.

Dignity & Suffering.  I just got off the radio, talking about this British advice columnist who announced on a BBC television show that she would "suffocate a child to end its suffering."  What struck me as the most outrageous aspect of it is that it is not so outrageous.  It is, in a sense, what we do.  Upwards of 90 percent of those diagnosed in the womb with Down Syndrome are eliminated here, for an example.

Obamacare, Genocide, and the War on the Unborn.  What lies ahead, if Obamacare goes forward, can be seen in New Zealand.  The new government policy in New Zealand was preceded by the completion of a report on the "cost effectiveness" of aborting Down syndrome babies.  It was determined that it was just too expensive to allow these babies to live.  One can easily envision such a policy developing under Obamacare, considering that we have a President and an administration that do not regard innocent unborn human beings as life worthy of life.

Abortion's dead poets society.  In 2002, a baby was aborted at 28 weeks because of a cleft palate.  Last year, a 6-month-old fetus was aborted when ultrasound revealed that part of a foot was missing, according to [Britain's Sunday] Times.  One doesn't have to believe in the supernatural to wonder what might have been.  Not only with the babies who were known to be slightly imperfect, but also with the millions of others worldwide who have been eliminated for reasons less vivid.

Disposing of the Disabled.  Sadly, in today's post-Roe environment the news that a child is likely to be born with a significant handicap is often a death sentence.  According to The New York Times, about ninety percent of unborn children who are diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted.  Moreover, when a prenatal cystic fibrosis test was developed, the number of children born with cystic fibrosis in Massachusetts dropped by fifty percent.  No studies have been done to asses the cause of the drop, but the odds of this being simple coincidence are quite low.

Why Worry about Deaf Babies?  England is currently deciding whether or not to legalize the use of embryo selection to produce deaf babies to accommodate deaf couples who want their children to share their soundless world.  When Thomas Lifson reported this in AT, he expressed shock that such things could be permitted.  I was shocked too — until I realized that this, and much worse, is the logical consequence of our legalization of abortion.

Eugenics by abortion:  Is perfection an entitlement?  In Britain, after the 24th week of pregnancy — "viability," when the child presumably can live outside the womb — an abortion is permitted only when "there is a substantial risk that if the child were born it would suffer from such physical or mental abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped."  But in 2001 an unborn 28-week-old child was aborted because new techniques for detecting fetal abnormalities indicated that the child had a cleft lip and palate.

Why the Media Feminists Hate Palin:  Columnist Marc H. Rudov calls them the "fascist feminists."  These are the feminists in the media and elsewhere who detest Sarah Palin because of her role as a successful wife and mother and defender of the unborn.  Palin's decision to have a Down syndrome child, when 90 percent of these children are being aborted in the womb, has proven in dramatic terms not only that there are articulate pro-life women in America but that there are women who will take a leadership role on "culture of life" issues of concern to millions.

When Is a Human a 'Human Being'?  Ask the White House Science Adviser.  [Scroll down slowly]  "From this point of view, a fetus is only a potential human being," the authors continue.  "Historically, the law has dated most rights and privileges from the moment of birth, and legal scholars generally agree that a fetus is not a 'person' within the meaning of the United States Constitution until it is born and living independent of its mother's body."  The authors then make a case for aborting unwanted children.

ObamaCare's brave new world.  Sarah Palin ignited a political firestorm when she worried that "death panels" would deny end-of-life treatment to her son with Down syndrome.  In fact, ObamaCare would more likely see to it that people like Trig never even make it out of the womb.  The outlook for children found to have disabilities in utero is bleak now — because the medical-ethics establishment has spent decades pushing for their abortion.

Premature baby 'left to die' by doctors.  A young mother's premature baby died in her arms after doctors refused to help because it was born just before 22-week cut-off point for treatment.  Sarah Capewell, 23, gave birth to her son Jayden when she was 21 weeks and five days into her pregnancy.  Although doctors refused to place the baby in intensive care, Jayden lived for two hours before he passed away at James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, Norfolk, last October.

Two years worth every tear.  [Scroll down slowly]  Most children with trisomy 18 diagnosed in the womb are aborted.  Most who survive birth are given hospice care until they die.  In these cases, doctors advise parents that these disabled children will die young or be a burden to them and society.  But couldn't the same be said of many healthy children?  All children are a gift that comes with no guarantees.  While Bella's life may not be long, and though she requires our constant care, she is worth every tear.

Disposing of unwanted female children:

Where are the great feminist leaders?  Why aren't the feminists outraged by this?  Why are they all totally silent about gender-selection abortion, and for that matter, about Muslim honor killings?

The Truth About How Baby Girls Are Being Exterminated In the United States.  Did you know that between 1970 and 2017, there were 45 million "missing" female births due to prenatal sex selection?  This information came from a British Medical Journal Global Health in-depth study in 2021.  It was based on examining 3.26 billion birth records.  Over 95% of these missing births were in China or India.  What about the United States?  Sex-selective abortions are abortions performed for the purpose of eliminating an unborn child of an undesired sex.  Usually, females are the "undesired" sex.  Only seven states in the U.S. ban sex-selective abortions.

Coronavirus Apocalypse Now.  [Scroll down]  It may be legitimate to question the usefulness of predictive models based on the way Dr. Ferguson and others do science.  After all, we have seen similar "scientific" models and methods used to justify policies that proved worse than the conditions that created them.  China's disastrous "One Child" policy was based on a Malthusian scientific model that predicted the entire society would starve if China's population was not culled by abortion and even infanticide.  The results of that policy are apparent today, as China faces a shortage of women, a surplus of single men and an aging population.

The Left's War on Women.  One of the ugliest secrets about abortion is that, worldwide, girls are much more likely to be killed in the womb than are boys.  This has resulted in an alarming male-to-female ratio in multiple countries. [...] As most anyone with a proper worldview well knows, along with the tragic deaths of tens of millions of the most innocent and helpless among us, it turns out that the practice of abortion has other awful consequences.

Supreme Court:  You Can Abort a Baby Because She's a Girl — For Now.  A mother and father in Indianapolis have only one child, a little girl who is 2 years old.  The mother becomes pregnant with another.  She and her husband have decided they want only two children — and they want the second to be a boy.  Eighteen weeks into pregnancy, the mother undergoes a screening that determines her unborn child is a girl.  With the full support of her husband, she decides to abort this little girl so they can have another try at conceiving a boy.  Whose side will the Supreme Court take on the question of whether the mother has a constitutional right to kill this unborn child because she is a girl?  The mother's side, or the little girl's?  Which side will Planned Parenthood take?

12 Million Girls Have Been Aborted in India Just Because They Were Not Boys.  One woman was brutally beaten and mutilated by her estranged husband, and another was doused with gasoline and almost lit on fire simply because they were pregnant with girls.  The abuses endured by women and girls in India are nothing short of horrifying.  Researchers estimate that 12 million girls are missing in India just because of abortion.  Many who make it outside of the womb are subjected to neglect, abuse and even infanticide and other forms of murder.

Asia Struggles for a Solution to Its 'Missing Women' Problem.  A cultural preference for male children has cost Asia dearly.  Count up all the girls who were never born because of selective abortion, victims of infanticide and females who died from neglect and there are upwards of 100 million women missing on the continent today by some estimates.  Not just a human-rights catastrophe, it is also a looming demographic disaster.  With Asian birthrates already plummeting, that is tens of millions of women who will never be mothers.  The economic and social impact on some of the world's largest countries is incalculable.

China abandons one-child policy after 35 years.  For months there has been speculation that Beijing was preparing to abandon the divisive family planning rule, which was introduced by Communist leaders in 1980 amid fears of a population boom.  The government credits it with preventing 400 million births, but the human cost has been immense, with forced sterilisations and abortions, infanticide, and a dramatic gender imbalance that means millions of men will never find female partners.  In 2012 — in one of the most shocking recent cases of human rights abuses related to the policy — a 23-year-old woman from Shaanxi province in the north-west was abducted by family planning officials and forced to have an abortion seven months into the pregnancy.

War on Women: Planned Parenthood Killed About 438 Unborn Baby Girls Per Day.  In its latest annual report, Planned Parenthood revealed that it killed 327,653 unborn babies in its abortion clinics in fiscal 2013.  It also stated that in the year that ended on June 30, 2014 it received $524.8 million — or 41 percent of its total funding — from the government.  According to the Oversight Committee, the Congressional Budget Office has estimated Planned Parenthood gets about $450 million per year in federal funding.  Nor does Planned Parenthood deny — as revealed in a series of recently released videos — that it harvests tissue from some of the unborn babies it kills.  For Americans who respect innocent life, one obvious question is this:  Why is Congress taking hard-earned money from American families struggling to raise their own children in a safe and decent environment and handing it over to a group that kills hundreds of thousands of babies per year and sometimes cuts out their organs?

China says its gender imbalance 'most serious' in the world.  Chinese health authorities on Wednesday [1/21/2015] described the gender imbalance among newborns as "the most serious and prolonged" in the world, a direct ramification of the country's strict one-child policy.  The statement will add to growing calls for the government to scrap all family planning restrictions in the world's most populous nation, which many scholars say faces a demographic crisis.

While India's girls are aborted, brides are wanted.  Decades of sex-selective abortion have created an acute lack of women in certain parts of India.  Traffickers capitalize on the shortage by recruiting or kidnapping women ensnared in poverty to sell as brides.  It's a cycle influenced by poverty and medical technologies, but one that ultimately is perpetuated by India's attitude towards women.

Sex-Selective Abortion Now Illegal in UK.  Following troubling reports about the effects of sex-selective abortion on gender ratios in certain communities in the United Kingdom, Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt released new guidelines that aim to close the "loophole" that permitted these abortions to take place.

California Democrats Kill Bill to Outlaw Sex-Selection Abortions.  On Tuesday [5/13/2014], thirteen Democrats on the California State Assembly Health Committee voted down a bill that would have outlawed the practice of sex selection through abortion.  The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (AB 2336) ran into opposition by all of the Democrats on the committee, who saw the bill as a prelude to broader abortion restrictions, according to a report from LifeNews.com.  Instead, Democrats introduced a resolution to condemn sex-selection abortion — but not to outlaw it.

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.

I worked at an abortion clinic like Dr. Gosnell's 'house of horrors'.  As happens with a lot of abortion clinic employees who are hired to do one thing but are recruited into another, my scheduling position evolved into doing work in the lab.  "Lab" is where we sorted through the parts of the aborted child to make sure they were all accounted for and nothing was left inside the patient.  I also did counseling and somehow stomached the excuses women had to abort — for many it was because the baby was a girl and they wanted a boy while others it was because of a fetal defect and others because they didn't want another child.

The abortion of unwanted girls taking place in the UK.  Illegal abortion on the grounds of gender may be taking place in Britain within immigrant communities, ministers have admitted for the first time after an official analysis of birth statistics. [...] The practice of aborting unborn babies on the basis of sex has long been considered a problem in areas of India and China, where boys are sometimes considered favourable for cultural or economic reasons.

House plans vote on bill to ban sex-selective abortion.  The GOP leadership will bring the bill to the floor under suspension of House rules, which means two-thirds of the chamber will have to express support for it to pass.  This is unlikely, because it would require 50 Democrats to vote in favor. [...] The bill, known as the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA), would impose criminal penalties on doctors who provide abortions known to be motivated by gender discrimination, as well as on people who coerce women into having abortions for that reason.

Planned Parenthood's Abortion-on-Demand Policies Include Tacit Support for Sex-Discrimination.  Sex-selection abortion is a real war on women, literally ending the lives of millions of baby girls simply because they are female.  Research documents that baby girls are the predominant targets of sex-selection abortions.  Nicholas Eberstadt, of the American Enterprise Institute, notes that the numbers of these sex-selection abortions worldwide are staggering, "resulting in millions upon millions of new 'missing baby girls' each year."

It's a Girl — The Three Deadliest Words in the World.  In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls.  The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called "gendercide."  Girls who survive infancy are often subject to neglect, and many grow up to face extreme violence and even death at the hands of their own husbands or other family members.

China's One Child Policy: A Real War on Women.  While the American feminist left devotes its time, money and energy to pushing for taxpayer-funded contraception, claiming the right to call each other "slut," and ranting about the right's fictional "War on Women," there is a real war being waged on one out of every five women and girls in the world — China's "One Child Policy."  The soul-wrenching reality of this rather bureaucratic-sounding term is a cruelty that is unimaginable to most Americans:  forced abortion and sterilization, female infanticide, and a concomitant rise in sexual slavery throughout Asia.

Liberals Are Waging the Real War on Women.  We have known for some time that baby girls are either aborted or killed outright after birth in some Asian countries, most notably, China.  There is now growing evidence that Asian immigrants in the United States may be practicing the same sort of "gendercide."  Of course, the nation's leading provider of abortions, Planned Parenthood, which receives hundreds of millions of our federal tax dollars every year, is more than willing to abort normal, healthy fetuses — for sex selection or any other reason — no questions asked.  This was dramatically demonstrated recently by the head of the pro-life group Live Action, Lila Rose, who, a few years ago, exposed Planned Parenthood's cover-up of abortions on underage girls who had been impregnated by older men.

Ariz. abortion clinics agreed to illegally provide sex-selective abortions.  The third video in a pro-life group's series highlighting "Gendercide" in America shows two National Abortion Federation (NAF) clinics in Arizona agreeing to break state law and perform abortions because the mothers did not want to have female children.

Gender-based Abortions.  What is the next step for Democrats after gender specific abortions?  The Democrats have so little respect for life and their scientific ability to control it that I wouldn't be surprised if they started killing less than brilliant or sickly children.  Then they could ration drugs for the elderly and kill those who are not useful to their grand design.  They won't have to worry about feeding to many weak women because they will have already killed them through gender specific abortions.

America is Now a "Pro-Life" Nation.  Last Thursday [5/31/2012], Republicans brought to a vote in the House a bill introduced by Arizona Republican Trent Franks that would have criminalized abortion based on sex.  Although the bill received healthy support, 246 - 168, including 20 Democrats that voted for it, it was not enough to pass.  The floor rule under which the bill was considered required a two thirds vote for passage and it fell short of that.

WH: Aborting a Baby Because It's a Girl Part of 'A Very Personal and Private Decision'.  The White House is opposed to a bill that was proposed in the House that would ban sex-selection abortions.  In defending President Obama's opposition to the bill, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said it would force abortionists into the position of trying to determine the "motivations" behind a "very personal" decision.

Planned Parenthood Participates in Gendercide, Probe Shows.  A nationwide undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood by the pro-life activist group Live Action revealed that the tax-subsidized abortion behemoth and lobbying group willingly participates in and facilitates what is known as "gendercide" -- the deliberate extermination of children due solely to their gender.  And while the sex-discrimination problem in abortions is generally associated with countries such as China and India, evidence released by the activists on May 29 further exposed the fact that it has increasingly reared its head in America, all with the help of taxpayer subsidies.

Another Video Shows Gendercide at Planned Parenthood in New York City.  Another new and chilling Live Action film shows gendercide being promoted in a New York City Planned Parenthood clinic.  A woman undercover says if she is pregnant with a baby girl, she would want to abort and instead have a boy.  The Planned Parenthood worker counsels her about how to terminate her pregnancy, late term, based on sex-selection.

Pro-life group's hidden camera footage shows complicity in 'sex-selective' abortions.  Live Action says Planned Parenthood and other U.S. abortion providers are willing to assist in the termination of baby girls for pregnant women who choose abortion because they want to have baby boys.  And the pro-life abortion watchdog says its video series and a new website will expose it all.  "This was a multi-state, national investigation demonstrating that this is a widespread problem across our country," Live Action president Lila Rose told The Daily Caller in an interview Monday [5/28/2012].

House to vote on bill banning abortions based on sex of child.  The House plans to begin debate Wednesday [5/30/2012] on a bill that would ban abortions based on the sex of a child — and the measure may fail because of the way Republicans plan to bring the measure for a vote.  The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) would punish doctors with up to five years in prison for performing abortions because the parents are seeking a child of the other sex.  Republican supporters cast the bill as a measure designed to protect the civil rights of unborn children — especially babies born to minority parents.  As the bill was drafted, Democrats accused Republicans of disingenuously tying the issue to the legacy of civil rights leaders.

Six GTA hospitals won't reveal fetal sex during ultrasound.  A Toronto Star survey has found that six major hospitals in the GTA do not allow their ultrasound staff to reveal a baby's gender to expectant mothers.  And, whether by coincidence or by design, all six hospitals are located in or near areas with high concentrations of South Asian immigrants — one of the ethnic communities at the centre of a mounting concern over female feticide.

Mr. Obama's Own War on Women.  Two days after assuming power, President Obama revoked the Reagan-era Mexico City Policy of the previous administration.  He forces us to fund international Planned Barrenhood.  That means that the worldwide war on baby girls will go forward, with U.S. taxpayers footing part of the bill.  President Obama says that attempts to cut off taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood are part of a campaign against women.  Hundreds of millions of baby girls have been killed.  Demographer Nick Eberstadt has carefully documented this "gendercide."  This world-wide "war against baby girls" is a major result of Planned Parenthood's population control ideology and its aggressive marketing of abortion-on-demand.

Scotland Yard launches investigation into illegal abortions of baby girls.  Officers from the Metropolitan Police have begun gathering material that shows three doctors agreeing to arrange terminations for women who wanted to end their pregnancies after discovering the sex of the child.  Today [2/24/2012] we revealed how a second doctor agreed to arrange an abortion for a woman wanting to end her pregnancy because her baby was a girl.

Planned Parenthood Executive Supports Gender Based Abortions.  Whenever Planned Parenthood is threatened with funding cuts from private organizations or Congress, the executives who work there are the liberals who defend the organization take to the streets and the media to proclaim, "They're putting women's health in jeopardy!"  It's almost as if they don't realize abortion affects unborn females in the womb, as fifty percent of abortions are of female babies.  They'll scream women's rights all day long, while they disregard the rights of an unborn child, male or female.  These are also the same liberals who claim to fight against gender discrimination in the work place, but apparently it is perfectly fine to discriminate inside the womb.

Female Heads of State Discuss 'Climate Change' But Not Sex-Selective Abortions.  At a gathering of female heads of states, including the president of Finland and the former president of Ireland, the discussion focused on women's rights, the importance of supporting "emerging" women leaders and how climate change hurts women, especially poor women.  But they did not discuss the issue of sex-selective abortions that have killed millions of baby girls.

NAACP Opposes Congressional Bill to Ban Race-Based Abortions.  [The] Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2011 criminalizes abortion on the grounds of race or sex.  Doctors could be imprisoned for not determining if the race or sex of the baby influenced the mother's decision to abort.  The object of the bill is to protect the rights of the minority and females against this bias.  The catch is, if abortionists are innocent of such bias the Act will not affect their "business"; but if they are guilty of deliberately performing abortions on the minority, it will stop them from abusing the rights of the abortion victims.  This bill ensures that the rights of minority and female babies are the same as those of white male babies.

Al Gore's Reproductive Footprint.  [Scroll down]  In much of the world, baby girls suffer most when countries institute the type of "fertility management" [Al] Gore promotes.  In many developing countries, boys are prized because they traditionally care for aging parents, and because girls must give expensive dowries to their husbands' families when they marry.  With small families becoming the norm in the developing world, couples often go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that they birth only boys.  It has been estimated that sex-selection abortion is responsible for the deaths of 163 million girls worldwide.

160 Million and Counting.  In 1990, the economist Amartya Sen published an essay in The New York Review of Books with a bombshell title:  "More Than 100 Million Women Are Missing."  His subject was the wildly off-kilter sex ratios in India, China and elsewhere in the developing world.  To explain the numbers, Sen invoked the "neglect" of third-world women, citing disparities in health care, nutrition and education.  He also noted that under China's one-child policy, "some evidence exists of female infanticide."  The essay did not mention abortion.  Twenty years later, the number of "missing" women has risen to more than 160 million...

Climate Change Used as Excuse For Population Control.  [Scroll down]  The one-child policy [in China] is the ultimate in draconian government control.  A fine of approximately $27,000 is levied if the second child is not aborted.  A family can choose to pay the fine, but the child is not recognized by the State that withholds a permanent residency document which denies access to public services such as education and healthcare.  The policy effects are devastating the population structure of China.  Stories abound of infanticide or sex-selective ultrasound to abort females, as families want a male first born.

Fanning the Flames of Feminism.  There are now roughly 120 boys born in China for every 100 girls — a "gendercide," as some call it.  "In eight to 10 years, we will have something like 40 to 60 million missing women," U.N. resident coordinator Khalid Malik warned in 2004.  "Missing" means gone forever — killed simply because of their gender.  This fact alone ought to have feminists up in arms.

100 million 'missing' girls.  In India each year, it is estimated that as many as a million baby girls are aborted by parents determined not to raise a daughter.  Those unborn girls are the victims of a fierce cultural preference for boys — and of modern imaging technology that makes it easy to learn the sex of a baby in the womb.

Sweden rules 'gender-based' abortion legal.  Swedish health authorities have ruled that gender-based abortion is not illegal according to current law and can not therefore be stopped, according to a report by Sveriges Television.

Norwegian women abort girls in Sweden.  Pregnant Norwegian woman have been allowed to undergo abortions in Sweden after finding out the sex of their child, according to new revelations from a medical ethics consultant in Oslo.  These trips are a fact, according to a Swedish professor colleague.  "We know that it happens as people have told us," said director Sissel Rogne at the Biotechnology Advisory Board (Bioteknologinämnden) to Svenska Dagbladet (SvD).

British Asians aborting unwanted girls.  Cultural pressure to give birth to sons is causing some pregnant Indian-born women living in Britain to return to India to abort their unwanted daughters, an investigation has found.  It reveals how "selective sex abortion", a practice outlawed in India in the 1980s, is still widespread and being used by some women living in England and Wales.

Sex Selective Abortions:  [In India] Because of frequent female infanticide and selective abortion of girls, the birth ratio was 927 girls born for every 1,000 boys in 2001, down from 962:1,000 in 1991.  The severe shortage of brides in the Haryana region has resulted in a black market in women from other regions who are brought in and sold into marriage, according to a Meri News report.  As many as 200 million girls may have been killed worldwide in this way, mostly in Muslim and Asian countries.  The rate is increasing because of ultrasound technology that permits sex identification around 18 weeks.

The results of gender-selection abortion...
Beijing's bachelor bulge:  the unprecedented surplus of boys.  All across China, the dangerous combination of modern technology and traditional beliefs is creating a huge army of single men. By 2020, more than 30 million men of marriageable age will be unable to find wives.  Ultrasound machines and selective abortions, combined with China's restrictive one-child policy, are helping parents to skew the gender ratio, with potentially disastrous consequences.  In China, the trend has become so extreme that it is believed to be unprecedented in human history.  A recent Chinese government report warned that 118 boys were born for every 100 girls in 2005.

10 million Indian girls killed in 20 years.  The widespread use of illegal tests to determine the sex of an unborn child is fuelling a rise in female feticide cases in India, social activists and officials say.  Sex determination tests through techniques such as ultrasonography and amniocentesis are banned in India, but female fetuses are still commonly killed in some regions where a preference for sons runs deep.

Killing of baby girls triggers social upheaval in India.  Over 27 percent of India's 593 districts have an adult population ratio of under 900 females for every 1,000 males, indicating a long-standing practice of female infanticide and feticide.  That means thousands of men can't find brides in their areas, a shortage that is felt particularly in states where the practice of female infanticide, and now feticide, is practised and accepted.  The British medical journal The Lancet recently estimated that 500,000 female fetuses are aborted each year in India solely because of their gender.

India killing off girl babies.  India's female population is in steady decline, with parents continuing to kill off their baby girls before or just after birth, a report has found.  Described as "the shame of modern India" — particularly at a time of booming economic growth and increasing literacy — the decline is attributed to misuse of prenatal diagnostic techniques and a consequent increase in cases of female feticide.

U.N. Addresses Discrimination and Violence Against Girls.  Abortion in the United States has become one of the most common surgical procedures for women.  The pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute reports that more than one-third of American women will have an abortion by the time they are 45.  While the statistics will vary from country to country, the U.S. data indicates the extent of the worldwide problem.  Sadly, Guttmacher also reports that 3 out of 4 women seeking an abortion do so for financial reasons.

Feminist Eugenics:  Joseph D'Agostino has dubbed the rise in sex-selective abortions as "Feminism's Triumph:  Exterminating Girls." Experts disagree on the overall toll, but an article published in the medical journal Lancet pegs the number at 100 million aborted girls, mostly in China and India.  In China alone, UNICEF estimates there are only 832 girls per 1,000 boys.  Feminists have a compulsion to impose radical social change and when things go sour, blaming the subsequent fiasco on the patriarchy.  The problem of sex-selective abortions is no exception to this rule.

Why Liberal Feminists Support School Shootings.  This coming Tuesday, Ms. Magazine will release its new issue with the cover story, "We Had Abortions (and we're glad we did)." … The story is intended to gloss over the millions of women who have had negative reactions to the abortion experience in their own life and choose to instead highlight a petition in which 1000+ very misguided women signed a statement affirming their belief that their lives were infinitely improved because they snuffed the life out of the most vulnerable person they personally had ever known — their unborn daughter (or son, or both).

Liberal in Chief:  Liberals always expect their principles to harmonize with each other, and then are surprised when it doesn't work out that way.  In their zeal for sexual equality, they oppose sex discrimination and favor abortion on demand, only to find that some people abort babies upon discovering that they are female.

Mothers sue over gender test that promised 99.9% accuracy.  In a class action lawsuit filed in the US district court in Boston on behalf of 16 women the makers of the Baby Gender Mentor are accused of breaking their promise.  Barry Gainey, the women's lawyer, said he knew of about 100 women whom the kit had failed….

The Editor says...
These gender tests are not just to tell the mother what color of curtains to buy for the baby's room.  Many people use these tests to facilitate gender-selection abortions.  And naturally there are plenty of lawyers around so you can find somebody to sue in the event you accidentally have a girl when you wanted a boy.

Disposing of unwanted male children:

The two villages where mothers killed every baby born a boy for ten years.  The Papua New Guinea jungle has given up one of its darkest secrets — the systematic slaughter of every male baby born in two villages to prevent future tribal clashes.  By virtually wiping out the 'male stock', tribal women hope they can avoid deadly bow-and-arrow wars between the villages in the future.  'Babies grow into men and men turn into warriors,' said Rona Luke, a village wife who is attending a special 'peace and reconciliation' meeting in the mountain village of Goroka.

Papua New Guinea women kill males babies to end tribal war.  Women in Papua New Guinea's Highland region are killing their male babies to end a tribal war that has gone on for more than 20 years.  Two women from the Eastern Highlands spoke of the slaughter to PNG's National newspaper during a three-day peace and reconciliation course in the region's capital of Goroka.

Doctors have a financial incentive to perform abortions.

Doctor denies illegally billing state for abortions.  A Lexington doctor accused of Medicaid fraud is denying the charges.  Doctor Hamid Hussain Sheikh is charged with falsely billing the state for abortions.  He was arrested this week.  Authorities say he billed the abortions as fetal ultrasounds.

The pro-choice movement:  Safe, legal and as often as possible.  Dr. William F. Harrison of Arkansas calls himself an "abortionist."  "I am destroying life," he proclaims.  But Harrison, who estimates that he has aborted over 20,000 unborn children, also sees abortion as a life-giving procedure, describing his patients as "born again."

The Abortion Capital of America:  In 1970, New York passed the most permissive abortion law in America, one that defined the state as the country's abortion refuge.  Overnight, a new industry materialized in New York City, promoting itself to women across the country.  The pitches were often blunt.  A newspaper ad from the time inquired, "Want to be un-pregnant?"

Babies born alive during attempted abortions:

She Was Supposed to be Killed in an Abortion But Survived: "God Saved My Life".  Jennifer Milbourn spent years feeling distraught and ashamed because her mother had attempted to abort her.  She hid the truth about her past while struggling silently with the knowledge that her own mother had wanted her dead.  Then, God changed her life and helped her to forgive her birth mother.  Now, Milbourn, 44, of California, shares her story publicly, knowing that God has a purpose for her life, according to The Epoch Times.

Republicans pass their first abortion bill requiring doctors to provide medical care for babies who survive attempted abortions.  After a chaotic start, Republicans finally earned one of their first wins of the 118th Congress on Wednesday, as they used their new majority to approve two measures aimed at protecting unborn lives and pro-life facilities.  It was a clear sign that Republicans plan to use their new power to cement their pro-life ideologies.  The first measure condemns attacks on anti-abortion abortion clinics, including crisis pregnancy centers that do not offer abortions but do offer other services to expecting mothers.

Jerry Nadler Argues Taking Babies to Hospital who Survive Abortions to Save Them — "Endangers" the Baby.  Rep. Jerry Nadler argued on the House floor that taking babies to the hospital who survive the abortion procedure "endangers" the baby.  Democrats prefer the abortion doctor let the baby bleed out on the table. [...] Barack Obama voted four times while he served in the Illinois Senate in support of infanticide.  This was before he joined the US Senate in 2005.  Obama opposed life-sustaining treatments for babies born alive after failed abortions.  It's one of his unbelievable and extremist positions that the liberal media overlooked while he was in office.

Dems melt down over bill protecting babies born alive after botched abortions.  Democratic politicians are portraying the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care professionals to provide necessary care to infants born alive after failed abortions, as an attack on women's rights.  Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark and Democratic California Reps.  Judy Chu and Norma Torres characterized the legislation as an assault on women's freedom and bodily autonomy.  Certain tweets also appeared to refer to a resolution in the House of Representatives condemning violent attacks on pro-life groups.

210 Democrats vote against bill requiring medical care for babies born alive after abortion attempt.  Nearly every House Democrat on Wednesday voted against legislation that would require immediate medical attention for babies who are born alive after an attempt was made to abort them.  The House passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which says any infant born alive after an attempted abortion is a "legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States."  Doctors would be required to care for those infants as a "reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive."  The bill passed 220-210, and all 210 of the "no" votes came from Democrats.  Only one Democrat voted for the bill — Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas — and one other Democrat, Rep. Vicente Gonzalez of Texas, voted "present."  Following that level of care, doctors would be required admit those infants to a hospital for further care.  Any violation of this standard would result in fines and imprisonment for up to five years, or both.

34 Babies Were Born Alive in Botched Abortions, Possibly Left to Die.  Abortion data from just seven states show babies continue to be born alive in botched abortions every year across the United States.  Most states do not keep track of the number of babies who survive abortions, and the few that do provide little information about whether the babies received care, survived or were abandoned to die.  LifeNews examined abortion data from seven states between 2020 and 2022 and found reports of 34 babies who were born alive in botched abortions.

Montana rejects ballot measure to require medical care for 'infants who are born alive'.  Montana voters rejected the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act that would have required medical professionals to perform lifesaving medical care on infants who survived abortions or were born prematurely.  The pro-life measure would not have prevented Montana residents from receiving abortions, but would have required "medical care be provided to infants born alive" as a result of a natural or induced labor, failed abortion or a cesarean section.  The measure failed by around 20,000 votes, with 52.6% voting against it and 47.4% in favor of its passage at the time The Associated Press called the race.

Report: Multiple Infants Born Alive During Botched Abortions In Texas In 2019.  Multiple infants were born alive after botched abortions in Texas, a new report indicates.  According to statistics from Texas Health and Human Services, abortion facilities and physicians each reported at least six infants were born alive during abortion attempts in the state in 2019 — an increase by at least two from the previous year.  In 2019, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill requiring physicians present during a botched abortion must "exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health" of a baby born alive as if it were delivered under normal circumstances.  Physicians are also required to facilitate the immediate transfer of the infant to a hospital.  Violators of this law risk being fined at least $100,000 and being charged with a third-degree felony.  Texas State Rep. Jeff Leach, who authored the legislation, called for an investigation into the care provided to the 2019 babies born alive despite attempts to abort them, saying that the numbers in the report should "shock the collective conscience of the Lone Star State."

Democrats Block Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in the Senate.  Forty-one Democratic senators voted this afternoon [2/25/2020] to block the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, successfully filibustering the legislation and preventing it from receiving a final vote.  The bill would have required doctors to provide standard medical care to newborn infants who survive abortion procedures.  Fifty-six senators voted in favor of the legislation, including three Democrats:  Bob Casey Jr. (Pa.), Doug Jones (Ala.), and Joe Manchin (W.Va.).  All three also voted for the legislation when it came to the floor last February, though Jones was considered a potential "flip" vote this year, as he is up for reelection this November.

Hypocritical Democrats Block Born Alive Protection.  Following Rahm Emanuel's maxim that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the Trump reaction to the coronavirus is too little too late and quibbles over how much money is "enough" to fight a possible pandemic.  Yet at the same time, such is cryin' Chuck's concern for human life that he and his Democrats sustained a filibuster blocking a bill that would protect the lives of newborn infants that survive a botched abortion.

Here Are The Two Republicans Who Voted Against Protecting Unborn Babies After 20 Weeks.  Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted with Democrats Tuesday against protecting unborn babies after 20 weeks.  Both Collins and Murkowski voted with Democrats against the Republican-backed Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, while Democratic Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Doug Jones of Alabama voted with Republicans on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

Illinois Hospital Created 'Comfort Room' For Aborted Babies to Die In.  An eyewitness nurse revealed how a hospital in Illinois has a "comfort room" in which aborted babies who survive for hours outside the womb are left to die.  Jill Stanek told a hearing on the Born Alive Act in Washington, D.C. that doctors at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn perform "live birth abortions" where the baby is allowed to die during or after the abortion procedure.  The hospital provides "comfort care" for the babies for hours after the procedure by wrapping the infant in a blanket and keeping it warm until it dies.  Parents of the baby are also allowed to hold it during this time.

House Republicans Hold a Hearing on the Born-Alive Bill.  More than two dozen Republican congressmen gathered in the Capitol on Tuesday afternoon [9/10/2019] to host the minority's first hearing this Congress before a full crowd of observers, convening a panel of experts to discuss the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.  Representative Ann Wagner (R., Mo.) introduced the bill in the House in early February, and Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) introduced it in the Senate, on the heels of comments from Virginia governor Ralph Northam suggesting that in some cases infants could be left to die from lack of medical care when delivered alive after an attempted abortion procedure.

Doctor May Go to Prison for Refusing to Kill a 23-Week-Old Baby in an Abortion.  An Argentine doctor may go to prison for saving an unborn baby from abortion.  On Monday [5/20/2019], Judge Álvaro Meynet found Dr. Leandro Rodríguez Lastra guilty of "breaching the duties of a public official" for refusing to continue the woman's abortion, according to Crux.  Rodríguez could face up to two years in prison for the conviction, but he plans to appeal, The Irish Catholic reports.

When Is a Baby Not a Baby?  When is a baby not a baby?  When a progressive wants it dead.  Never mind whether the baby has been born.  That arbitrary cutoff is meaningless.  Even outside the womb, a baby is not a baby unless those with power over the baby decide it should live.

Bishops Condemn Massachusetts 'ROE' Abortion Bills: 'Egregious Attack on Human Life'.  The Catholic bishops of Massachusetts have released a statement condemning proposed bills in the state legislature that would expand access to abortion and eliminate requiring medical care for an infant who survives abortion.  Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, joined with the bishops of Springfield, Worcester, and Fall River in denouncing the two bills as "an egregious attack on human life."

Texas Senate green lights 'born alive' abortion bill: report.  The Texas Senate gave a green light on Monday [4/8/2019] to a bill promoting a "culture of life" in the state that mandates doctors performing abortions to treat babies who are born alive during the procedure.  While it remains especially rare for infants to survive the abortion procedure, Republicans legislators say that in the event of such occasion, doctors must do everything to save the life of the infant.

Born Alive Bill Will Be Major 2020 Issue.  House Republicans want to hold Democrats accountable for the party's near-unanimous opposition to caring for babies who survive abortion.  The GOP is pushing a bill that would force doctors to provide life-saving care to babies who survive abortions.  The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act failed in the Senate after only three Democrats crossed the aisle to support it, falling short of the 60-vote threshold.  The Democrat-controlled House has blocked a similar bill from even coming to a floor vote, leading congressional Republicans to launch a discharge petition to rescue it from dying in committee.  GOP whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R., La.) is spearheading the petition drive.  His outreach effort to Democrats, however, has only yielded three signatures — putting him 18 votes short of getting the bill out of the Judiciary Committee.  Scalise said Democrats will not be able to dodge the issue.

Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act Fails In The Senate.  The Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act, which would have ensured that babies who survive abortions are given medical attention, failed to pass the U.S. Senate Monday evening [2/25/2019].  The bill failed by a vote of 53 to 44.  The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would have mandated that babies born alive after an abortion would receive the "same protection of law as any newborn."  The bill required 60 votes to pass.  Democratic presidential hopefuls Kamala Harris of California, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts voted against the bill.

Democrats block bill to ensure medical care for abortion survivors.  Senate Democrats on Monday [2/25/2019] defeated a GOP attempt to advance legislation that would clarify that babies who survive attempted abortions must receive medical care.  Republicans and anti-abortion advocates pushed for the bill, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, to receive a vote so that they could put individual senators on the spot regarding the issue of third-trimester abortion.  GOP senators have been aiming to pressure Democrats to state whether they believe any limits should be placed on abortion after controversial comments appearing to indicate otherwise from Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

How Dems feel about born-alive legislation to protect babies who survive abortion.  Sen. Tim Kaine touts his Catholic pro-life beliefs but dodged a question about supporting legislation that would protect infants who survive abortion.  The Virginia Democrat acknowledged that the proposed Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act applies to abortion survivors, but told a constituent that he would not support any efforts to weaken Roe v. Wade, according to The Washington Free Beacon.

44 Democrats Vote to Support Post Birth Abortion.  Unfortunately a bill introduced in the Senate to protect babies who survive abortion has failed a cloture vote.  The "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act" was rejected by forty-four Senate Democrats earlier today [2/25/2019].  Three democrat Senators voted to support the bill [Casey (PA), Manchin (WVA), and Jones (AL)], all others voted against protecting the babies.

Why Democrats Can't Talk Honestly About Abortion.  Democrats will protect American children from the evils of trans fats and gay conversion therapy, but not from doctors who will kill them through negligent homicide in the first few hours of their lives.  This is the ugly reality of the contemporary abortion debate.  It's why most advocates will do about anything to avoid describing the unpleasant realities and consequences of their increasingly radical position.  On Tuesday [2/5/2019], Senate Democrats blocked Republican Ben Sasse's effort for unanimous consent on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.  It must be stressed that this bill wasn't technically about abortion, but about protecting babies who survived the procedure.

Nurse Let Baby Die Who Was Born Alive After an Abortion:  "We Put It in a Basin and Wait".  In a 2015 report a French midwife tells her story of encountering a baby born alive after an abortion attempt, Live Action News reported.  The report was released by the European Centre for Law and Justice with the intent of educating the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on what happens to babies who survive their abortions.  It was the first day of her new internship in the maternity department.  The midwife, identified only as M.J., was with a male nurse when they were given rolled up white sheets from a recent abortion.  They were instructed to check for any instruments before putting the sheets in the laundry.  M.J. and the male nurse were shocked to discover a living baby rapped in the sheet.

Report Shows 27 Babies Born Alive After Abortions and Left to Die.  Western Australians' concerns about 27 babies who were born alive after botched abortions and left to die are being ignored by state leaders.  The horrifying discovery surfaced in 2017 in a series of questions to parliament by MP Nick Goiran.  The government admitted that 27 babies, who ranged from 20 weeks gestation to possibly as late as 34 weeks, did not receive any medical care but instead were left to die.  Western Australia Today reports more than 7,000 people signed a petition calling on parliament to investigate their deaths, the largest petition ever submitted to the state government.  However, nothing has been done.

Feds Investigating Abortion Doc Allegedly Snapping, Slashing Babies' Necks After Birth.  Pro-life conservatives often point out there are societal consequences to treating human life as disposable.  That seems to have been proven true, at least based on a disturbing case that is now under investigation in Texas.  While many advocates of abortion have insisted that there's a major difference between ending an unborn child's life in the womb and doing so for a newborn, no such moral line apparently exists for abortion provider Douglas Karpen.  According to Life News, Karpen is under investigation by the FBI after allegedly murdering viable babies that were born alive after previous abortion attempts failed.

Abortionist Strangles 28-Week Baby Born Alive After Abortion.  When an obstetrician gynecologist told teenager "Mary W" that she was 28 weeks pregnant, he suggested that she give the baby up for adoption, as few doctors in the area were willing to perform abortions that late.  But Mary was determined, and she managed to find an abortionist — Dr. William Baxter Waddill.  On March 2, 1977, Mary arrived at Westminster Community Hospital for a saline abortion. [...] When the baby was autopsied later, an examination of the lungs indicated that the baby had been breathing for at least 30 min.  There were bruises on her throat, consistent with strangulation.  Dr. Waddill went to trial.  However, despite the fact that the autopsy proved that the baby had been strangled and a number of witnesses watched the strangulation, charges against Waddill were dismissed after two mistrials.  He was never punished for strangling the baby.  He was not reprimanded in any way.  He did not lose his medical license.  In fact, he continued to perform abortions and as of the year 2000, he was working for the Family Planning Associates' chain of abortion clinics.  He and the clinic he worked at were even endorsed by the National Abortion Federation, an organization that supposedly only gives endorsements to the best facilities and providers.

Abortion Doctor:  I Would Leave Babies to Die Born Alive After Abortion.  In a second undercover video Live Action has released in two days, another abortion clinic staffer acknowledges leaving babies to die following failed abortions.  The videos show there are other abortion clinics, abortion practitioners and staff who, like Kermit Gosnell, would leave babies to die after failed abortions.  First, the pro-life group released a video showing an abortion facility staff member saying an unborn child born alive after a botched abortion should just be flushed down the toilet.  In this second video, leading D.C. late-term abortion doctor Cesare Santengelo admits he would leave a baby struggling for life after a failed abortion to die.

1,270 Babies Born Alive After Failed Abortions in the U.S..  A shocking figure from a hearing on a bill in Florida should capture the attention of people across the country:  hundreds of babies are born alive following botched abortions every year.  Most of the attention that has been focused on a controversial statement by a Planned Parenthood lobbyist has centered on the abortion business' opposition to a bill to require appropriate medical care for any baby who survive an abortion.  But the state representative who sponsored the bill told members of the Florida committee that held a hearing on it a shocking number.

Anti-abortion group holds vigil for baby they say survived abortion in Arizona, but details unclear.  An anti-abortion group held a prayer vigil Saturday night outside a Phoenix hospital where they believe staff members are caring for a baby who survived an abortion.  More than 45 people crowded a candle-lined sidewalk across the street from Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix.  Some held signs, others rosaries while they were led in group prayer.  After the demonstration, a hospital spokeswoman denied there was a baby fitting that description under the hospital's care.  Rumors began circulating Friday [2/26/2016] in the anti-abortion community that a 21-week-old fetus had been discovered breathing during an abortion procedure that afternoon at a private clinic near the hospital.

Mother calls for 911 after her 22-week baby is born alive after abortion.  The U.S. House recently passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a measure that would make it a crime to kill infants who survive abortion procedures.  The bill faces an uphill battle in the Senate, and President Obama has promised to veto the measure, should it land on his desk.  Mandating that living, breathing, born-alive infants be regarded as human beings would not seem like a very controversial claim, since children who survive abortions are often killed by abortionists, or left to die.  Here is the heartbreaking story of one survivor, baby Rowan.

Rep. Blackburn Asks Planned Parenthood to 'Fully Repudiate' Killing Babies Who Survive Abortion.  When does Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, believe a child's constitutional rights begin?  That's what Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R- Tenn.), vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, wants to know after a Planned Parenthood representative told Florida lawmakers that it would be up to the mother and doctor whether to kill a baby born alive after a botched abortion.

Conservative Leaders Demand Media Stop Censoring Gosnell Trial.  Today [4/4/2013] twenty prominent leaders of the conservative movement have joined NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell in demanding the broadcast networks stop censoring coverage of the trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell and the testimony of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates in favor of murdering children who survive botched abortions.

More about "Doctor" Kermit Gosnell.

Woman sues Ohio clinic over failed abortion after delivering healthy 'miracle' baby.  An Ohio woman is suing an abortion clinic after she says she made the painful decision to terminate her pregnancy because her life was in danger, only to discover she was still pregnant after the procedure.  The northeast Ohio clinic in a court filing denied Ariel Knights' allegations that doctors were negligent and failed to successfully perform the abortion she sought, eventually leading to the birth of her healthy baby daughter.

Video Message From Abortion Survivor Goes Viral.  A YouTube video (see bottom of article) featuring a young woman who survived a saline abortion and was born alive has gone viral, and it warns about Barack Obama's record of voting to allow similar abortion survivors to perish.  On the video, produced by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, 35-year-old Melissa Ohden tells viewers that "many children — more than you might think — actually survive failed abortions and are born alive.  I know, because I'm one of them.  I was aborted and my body discarded like I didn't exist."  Thankfully, Ohden continues, "a nurse heard me crying and cared enough to save my life."

Audio: Obama Says "That Fetus or Child" Was "Just Not Coming Out Limp and Dead".  Obama's argument against the bill is that he trusted an abortion doctor, who had just failed to kill a child in utero, to provide medical care to that child if it survived the abortion attempt.  "If these children are being born alive, I, at least, have confidence that a doctor who is in that room is going to make sure that they're looked after," Obama said.

Abortionist admits: babies sometimes born alive.  In disturbing testimony during court proceedings against a well-known Florida abortionist, a fellow abortionist reportedly admitted that some aborted children are delivered alive and left "wiggling around in the toilet," where they are allowed to die.

Obama's Abortion Extremism:  Obama's record on abortion is extreme.  He opposed the ban on partial-birth abortion — a practice a fellow Democrat, the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, once called "too close to infanticide."  Obama strongly criticized the Supreme Court decision upholding the partial-birth ban.  In the Illinois state Senate, he opposed a bill similar to the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which prevents the killing of infants mistakenly left alive by abortion.

Closer look at Obama reveals he's wrong choice.  Obama can joke that when life begins is above his pay grade, but this is not rocket science.  If you destroy the egg of a bald eagle, you can be fined.  Why?  Because everyone knows that egg is a potential bald eagle.  There is something fundamentally wrong with a society that protects bald eagles and yet allows unborn babies to be burned and sucked from their mother's wombs.  When Obama was an Illinois state legislator, he wouldn't even vote to protect a baby that lived after abortion.  That's cold.

Obama's Abortion Positon:  To the Left of NARAL.  Frank Pastore from KKLA in Los Angeles interviews Jill Stanek, the former registered nurse who served at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois.  She testified before Congress about the death of infants who survived the abortion procedure only to die without care, giving rise to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

"Freedom of Choice" vs. "Born Alive".  In a presidential campaign issues arise and then fade from view.  The emergence of new media preoccupations may make it seem as though yesterday's controversy has been resolved.  This is rarely true.  Such is the case with the issue of Barack Obama's position on legal protections for infants while an Illinois state senator.

Deniers for Obama.  When Congress was considering the Born Alive Infants Protection Act (BAIPA), a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from Jill Stanek and Allison Baker, two nurses at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill.  They described several instances in which babies who were moving and breathing after induced abortions were left to die.  The committee report quoted Jill Stanek:  "Mrs. Stanek testified about another aborted baby who was thought to have had spina bifida, but was delivered with an intact spine.  On another occasion, an aborted baby was left to die on the counter of the Utility Room wrapped in a disposable towel."

Video:  Kill and Destroy.  An interview with Jill Stanek.

Obama is no moderate:  His radical position on 'abortion' after birth.  [Scroll down]  So, what are we to make of Obama's votes against protecting the right to life for living babies who have survived attempted abortions?  Such babies are sometimes born alive as a result of late-term induced labor abortions, often sought when babies are believed (sometimes in error) to have genetic defects such as Down syndrome.  Earlier this decade, such living, breathing, babies who survived labor were "shelved" — left to die and disposed of with other medical waste, or were "aborted" — killed outside the womb.  The practice was ultimately banned by unanimous Congressional votes, as even the most pro-abortion Senate Democrats — including every defender of partial-birth abortion — recognized that killing these breathing babies is no longer abortion in any real sense.  It crosses the line; it is infanticide.  Yet, incredibly, Obama repeatedly worked to deny these living babies any right to life.

The Audacity of Death:  According to Barack Obama, Gianna Jessen shouldn't exist.  Miss Jessen is an exquisite example of what antiabortion advocates call a "survivor."  Well into her third trimester of pregnancy, Gianna's biological mother was injected with a saline solution intended to induce a chemical abortion at a Los Angeles County abortion center.  Eighteen hours later, and precious minutes before the abortionist's arrival, Gianna emerged.  Premature and with severe injuries that resulted in cerebral palsy.  But alive.  Had the abortionist been present at her birth, Gianna would have been killed, perhaps by suffocation. … As an Illinois state senator, Barack Obama twice opposed legislation to define as "persons" babies who survive late-term abortions.

Obama's Stealth Pro-Abortion Stance:  In response to a Pennsylvania voter's question about elementary school sex education, Obama said:  "Look, I got two daughters — nine years old and six years old.  I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby."  This makes two things clear.  First, Senator Obama supports abortion on demand — even "convenience" abortions — for minors, including his own daughters; and second, Obama considers babies a "punishment" he'd rather spare his daughters, even if those daughters have to abort Obama's own unborn grandchildren to avoid that particular "punishment."  That unguardedly candid public statement is political dynamite — or it would be, if the media had reported on it.

Obama is the Most Pro-Abortion Candidate Ever.  He is so pro-abortion he refused as an Illinois state senator to support legislation to protect babies who survived late-term abortions because he did not want to concede — as he explained in a cold-blooded speech on the Illinois Senate floor — that these babies, fully outside their mothers' wombs, with their hearts beating and lungs heaving, were in fact "persons."  "Persons," of course, are guaranteed equal protection of the law under the 14th Amendment.

More on Obama and Babies Born Alive:  When Obama was in the Illinois Senate, the Born Alive Infants bill came up three successive years.  In 2001, three bills were proposed to help babies who survived induced labor abortions.  One, like the federal Born Alive Infants bill, simply said a living "homo sapiens" wholly emerged from his mother should be treated as a "'person,' 'human being,' 'child' and 'individual.'"  On all three bills, Obama voted "present," effectively the same as a "no."  Defining "a pre-viable fetus" that survived an abortion as a "person" or "child," he argued, "would essentially bar abortions, because the Equal Protection Clause does not allow somebody to kill a child, and if this is a child, then this would be an anti-abortion statute."

Scores of babies left to die after NHS abortions that go wrong.  Botched abortions mean that scores of babies are being born alive and left to die, an official report has revealed.  A total of 66 infants survived NHS termination attempts in one year alone, it emerged.  Rather than dying at birth as was intended, they were able to breathe unaided.  About half were alive for an hour, while one survived ten hours.  The figures are the first to give a national picture of the number of babies who survive abortion but are left to die.  Experts previously believed the phenomenon was limited to a handful of cases a year.

Baby Miraculously Survives Abortion, Expected to Live 'Normal' Life.  A mother who decided to abort her son because he may have inherited a life-threatening kidney condition is overjoyed that he survived the procedure.  Jodie Percival of Nottinghamshire, England, said she and her fiancee made the decision to abort baby Finley when she was eight weeks pregnant.

Dad returns baby's body to abortion clinic.  Counselors question why police didn't investigate the death. ... Now, with the probable destruction of the body, an investigation never will reveal whether the abortion was a late-term procedure in violation of state law, or whether the infant was born alive and medical help was withheld, in violation of federal law.

Bush Signs "Born-Alive Infants Protection Act" Into Law:  President Bush Monday signed legislation protecting infants "accidentally" born during abortion procedures from being killed or left to die.  Bush signed the "Born-Alive Infants Protection Act" (H.R. 2175) during a trip to Pennsylvania, to mirror laws already on the books in more than 30 states.

The real scandal:  Even for those of us who tilt toward the pro-choice side, there are worse things than the repeal of Roe, included among which would be a society that endorsed allowing newborn babies to die.  For anyone with an even rudimentary moral conscience, this is only a short step or two from the brave new world of Auschwitz.

Baby boy survives for nearly two days after abortion.  The 22-week infant died one day later in intensive care at a hospital in the mother's home town of Rossano in southern Italy.  The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans suggested that her baby was disabled.  However, the infant survived the procedure, carried out on Saturday [4/24/2010] in the Rossano Calabro hospital, and was left by doctors to die.

This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2023 by Andrew K. Dart

Survivors of abortions:

A 'Botched Abortion' Is the Birth of a Child.  Earlier this week, all 210 Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to allow babies to die of indifference and neglect in the moments after their birth.  The unanimous voice of Hakeem Jeffries' Democrat caucus was that mothers and doctors should not be obliged to provide medical attention to an "survivor" after a so-called "botched abortion". [...] A "botched abortion" is also known as "child birth".  The "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act" passed the House by a vote of 220-210 and will probably never see the light of day in Chuck Schumer's senate, because Schumer (like every other Democrat at the national level) is beholden to the evil ideology that assigns worth to a nascent human life only if the "birthing person" involved in the gestation of that life decides he or she deserves to live.  "Pure unadulterated evil," is how Dr. Ben Carson described the Democrats' lock-step vote to me this morning on O'Connor & Company on WMAL in Washington D.C.

I Am This Baby And I Survived an Abortion Meant to Take My Life.  327,653.  This is the number of abortions that Planned Parenthood's 2014 fiscal report lists as being completed that year.  Based on these numbers, 897 children will lose their lives to an abortion completed by Planned Parenthood each and every day.  Why do I find this horrific?  Because I have a lot in common with these children.  I was meant to be one of them.  I should have been just another statistic.  But by the grace of God, I am more than a statistic.  I come here today as a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a Master's level prepared social worker, and yes, as an abortion survivor.  From "botched abortion" to "the dreaded complication of abortion" (a child who lives), I've been called just about everything you can imagine.  But as you can see here in my medical records from 1977, I am the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion (the exact wording in my records reads — "a saline infusion for an abortion was done but was unsuccessful." [...])

Gillibrand: Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act abridges 'religious freedom'.  I've long had problems with the term reproductive rights.  For one thing, it represents another instance of the Left's arbitrarily adding to the rights enumerated in the Constitution.  This tendency to brand something a right, whether it is health care or abortion, seems to stem from laziness:  If you can't make a sound argument for a position that you embrace, then glorify it by calling it a right.  But these days, the debate over unfettered abortion has so gone so far off the rails that the use of some silly euphemism is small potatoes.  Democrats in Congress are now aligned against a bill that extends legal protection to a human being born following a botched abortion.  Such a law already exists.  It's called murder, or in the case of infants, infanticide.  The force of this new proposal is that it would prevent health care professionals from sending a newborn human to a "comfort room" to die.  (The name for this facility is one of the Left's cruelest jokes.)  It's frankly difficult for me to fathom how any sentient being could sanction something so grotesque.  But Democrats seem quite comfortable in their opposition.

CNN: A Baby Surviving An Abortion And A Newborn Aren't The Same Thing.  Following in the media's kowtowing to abortion activists who seek to change the language to make abortion sound less horrific, CNN is now suggesting there is a difference between a baby who survived an abortion and all other babies.  In an article slanted heavily toward abortion CNN actually described the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act as requiring "abortion providers to work to 'preserve the life and health' of a fetus that was born following an attempted abortion as they would for a newborn baby, or face up to five years in prison."  In CNN's world, a "fetus that was born" is not the same as a "newborn baby," apparently simply due to the fact that one was wanted and the other was nearly killed.

Mom Changed Her Mind During the Middle of the Abortion, Today Zechariah is 6.  Rebekah Hagan is grateful for the life of her six-year-old son, and she wants to give back by helping other moms facing adversity in pregnancy.  After making a courageous decision in the spring of 2013 to try and save her son's life through Abortion Pill Reversal, the California mom of three speaks to audiences about her experiences, works to raise awareness about APR (see Editor's note below), and she helps other young women make their own brave choices.  Nearly seven years ago, Hagan began the Abortion Pill Reversal protocol after she had taken mifepristone, the first pill of the two-pill chemical abortion process, at a Planned Parenthood facility in Sacramento.

Abortion Survivor: 'Without First the Right to Life, There Are No Other Rights'.  An abortion survivor testified before Congress Tuesday [6/4/2019] about how she was born alive during a botched saline abortion and left to die before a nurse saved her and rushed her to the hospital.  "I'm here today to give a face and a voice to women whose rights are not just being threatened, but have been under attack for the past 46 years in our country and are clearly being even more heavily threatened as abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy, with no restriction, are being introduced and celebrated in states like New York, Illinois and now, Nevada," Melissa Ohden, founder and director of the Abortion Survivors Network, said in her opening testimony during a House Judiciary Committee hearing titled, "Threats to Reproductive Rights in America."

Couple sues Planned Parenthood for child support after failed abortion.  An Idaho couple claims Planned Parenthood "deceived" them after a failed abortion — and is asking the asking the agency to cough up the unforeseen cost of raising "an additional unplanned child."  Biana Coons, who was six weeks pregnant with her son, traveled 700 miles with her partner, Cristobal Ruiz, to a Planned Parenthood in Albuquerque, New Mexico in February 2016 to avoid the mandatory waiting period in her home state.

Senate Dems block bill requiring medical care for abortion survivors.  The Democratic Party seems to be willing to protect not just late-term abortions, but killing of babies who survive the attempt on their lives.  Governor Ralph Northam's cold-blooded explanation of allowing parents and doctors to discuss whether or not to finish off the victim, as part of the bill sponsored by Democrat Kathy Tran, shocked most people who heard about it — those who don't rely on the mainstream media.

38 Senators File Bill to Protect Babies Born Alive After Botched Abortions.  A Republican senator today introduced the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act — legislation protecting babies who survive abortions.  The bill would amend existing U.S. law to "prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion."  Senator Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, is behind the legislation and told LifeNews why the bill is needed. he is joined by 37 of his colleagues.  "Everybody loves babies and that love has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with just having a heart," said Sasse.  "This legislation is an opportunity for Congress to find consensus built on common sense, compassion, science, and a simple fact: every baby deserves a fighting chance at life.  Providing care for newborns is more important than partisan political divides.  Every baby has dignity — every baby deserves protection and love."

House Passes Pro-Life Bill Protecting Babies Born Alive After Botched Abortions.  As hundreds of thousands of pro-life people prepare to march in the March for Life, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act — legislation protecting babies who survive abortions.  The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 4712) passed 241-183.  All Republicans voted for final passage, but only six Democrats voted in favor of it.  House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said the bill was necessary to protect babies who are born alive after botched abortions.

Nurse Says Baby Who Survived Abortion Cried While Left Alone in a Steel Pan to Die.  On Friday [9/22/2017], abortion survivor Gianna Jessen told a U.S. Congressional panel how she was born alive after a botched abortion and survived because of a nurse who called an ambulance.  Some babies have not been so fortunate.  While some abortion activists claim that babies do not survive abortions, various accounts confirm that some do.  The fortunate ones receive medical care in an attempt to save their lives, but the unfortunate are abandoned to die.  Earlier this year, a baby was born alive after a botched abortion in Phoenix, Arizona, according to local news reports.  The baby was transferred to a local hospital for care, but he or she did not survive.  This week, Live Action News reported another tragic case involving a baby who was born alive after a botched abortion nearly 30 years ago.  Pro-life blogger Sarah Terzo uncovered the baby's story as told by a nurse who witnessed his birth in 1987 in France.

Mother Tried to Abort Her Baby But the Abortion Failed, Now She Absolutely Loves Her Son.  Kirsten Hay wants struggling young moms to know that there are people willing to help when they feel all alone.  Hay, who became pregnant at age 19, knows from personal experience.  She said she tried to abort her son and, when her son survived, struggled with severe postpartum depression, according to The Sun.  But today, the Scottish mom said she loves her son, Oscar, so much and cannot imagine life without him.  She said she and Oscar are doing well because they received good support from people around them.

Mother Racked by Guilt After Her Baby Survives Abortion.  Shannon Skinner had an abortion when she was eight weeks pregnant, or so she thought.  She already had a four-month-old baby and she and partner Anthony were "having problems" so they decided abortion was the best answer as opposed to a second baby.  But after the abortion, Skinner continued to have morning sickness and to feel the unborn baby's movements.  After consulting a physician, she received word that the movements were just an after-effect of the abortion.  Eventually, a pregnancy test came back positive and she was told she was five months pregnant.  Thankfully, the couple decided to keep the baby, who does not appear to have been harmed by the powerful abortion drugs Skinner took.

My mother tried to abort me.  I survived.  There was a great struggle within me as to whether I would ever share my story publicly or keep it private.  Looking back on it all now, I realize that if I would have kept my story private, my biological parents likely never would have known that I survived.  And keeping my story a secret would not have done anything to help save the millions of babies who are aborted every year and the women who make an abortion decision or are coerced or even forced into it, like my biological mother was.

Survivor puts a face on abortion debate.  Melissa Ohden looks at herself as the face of abortion.  The face that survived.  Ohden, a Christian and pro-life speaker, presented her tale as an abortion-attempt survivor Thursday morning [10/21/2010] in front of a mainly student audience in Alumni Hall at the University of Dubuque.  The Sioux City, Iowa, resident spoke as part of the Clarity Clinic luncheon.

Baby Miraculously Survives Abortion, Expected to Live 'Normal' Life.  A mother who decided to abort her son because he may have inherited a life-threatening kidney condition is overjoyed that he survived the procedure.  Jodie Percival of Nottinghamshire, England, said she and her fiancee made the decision to abort baby Finley when she was eight weeks pregnant.

Couple give birth to healthy quintuplets after being told to abort.  A Russian woman has given birth to quintuplets in Britain after defying medical advice in her homeland.  The 29-year-old music teacher, who has strong religious beliefs, travelled to England to give all five of her daughters a chance of life.

Aborted Fetus Sings.  When her biological mother was 17 years old and 7½ months pregnant she went to a Planned Parenthood clinic to have an abortion.  As God would have it, the abortion failed and a beautiful two-pound baby girl was brought into the world.  Unfortunately, she was born with cerebral palsy and the doctors thought that she would never survive.  The doctors were wrong.

Will the Miracle Baby Change the Abortion Debate?  Is "Hurricane Amillia" about to blow the abortion village down?  Not if the media can help it. ... ABC World News Tonight was the only broadcast news outlet to make the connection between Amillia's gestational age and laws governing abortion.  The vast majority of the 21 broadcast stories that ran about Amillia last week merely dealt with the baby's homecoming.

The unborn need a Wilberforce.  In Miami, Amillia Sonja Taylor captured the hearts of millions and the attention of doctors with her courage, strength and zest for life.  Born at 21 weeks and six days, she weighed only 10 ounces and was 9.5 inches long — about the size of a ballpoint pen.  Last week, she was brought home by her doting family weighing four and a half pounds.  The world's youngest baby ever to survive, little Amillia has moved the threshold of viability in the ongoing fight to protect the unborn.

What PFAW means by "far right":  The lawyers cited a New Jersey Supreme Court case involving babies who survive prenatal injuries that said "(m)edical authorities have long recognized that a child is in existence from the moment of conception, and not merely a part of the mother's body."  In essence, they argued, all human beings are persons and entitled to the same rights under the 14th Amendment.

The Audacity of Death:  According to Barack Obama, Gianna Jessen shouldn't exist.  Miss Jessen is an exquisite example of what antiabortion advocates call a "survivor."  Well into her third trimester of pregnancy, Gianna's biological mother was injected with a saline solution intended to induce a chemical abortion at a Los Angeles County abortion center.  Eighteen hours later, and precious minutes before the abortionist's arrival, Gianna emerged.  Premature and with severe injuries that resulted in cerebral palsy.  But alive.  Had the abortionist been present at her birth, Gianna would have been killed, perhaps by suffocation. … As an Illinois state senator, Barack Obama twice opposed legislation to define as "persons" babies who survive late-term abortions.

Some survivors aren't very grateful.
Disabled Children Want To Sue Doctors For Being Born:  An Australian court is hearing a test case that seeks to establish whether children born disabled as a result of medical negligence can sue doctors for "wrongful life."  A lawyer representing doctors in the case has warned that if the court rules in favor of the children's right to sue for damages, then children born with disabilities could eventually end up suing their mothers for not aborting them.

Serial abortions / Abortion as birth control / A matter of convenience:

What's Next in the Fight to End Abortion?  [Scroll down]  None of these anti-God, anti-Family heathens seem to understand that the unborn child is a separate human being from its mother and able to feel pain at around the twelve-week point of its development — that the unborn child has the same Inalienable God-given Right to its own life as they do to theirs, and all that goes with it.  These abortionists are a sign of the times and a long-existing immoral underbelly of the nation filled by people who want to be just as promiscuous and irresponsible as they wish, refusing to take common-sense precautions and casting off their unborn children like so much garbage, murdering babies each time a seed is planted.  The feminists and other proponents of abortion disingenuously use women's rights and equality as their justification for abortion on demand, when in reality, they simply want to avoid the serious consequences of the sex act and take it as lightly as they may decide.  Looking at CDC abortion statistics from 43 states and New York City in 2019, one will find that twenty-four percent of those women were having their second abortion; for eleven percent, it was their third, and for eight percent it was their fourth abortion or more.  What in the world is wrong with these people?

Man Raped 12-Year-Old 500 Times Resulting in 7 Abortions, Abortion Clinics Never Reported the Crimes.  A Florida man recently was accused of raping a young girl hundreds of times and then covering up the abuse by taking her to abortion clinics for seven abortions.  It is not clear if the abortion clinics ever reported the suspected sexual abuse to authorities.  WFTV 9 reports police arrested Leon N. Wiley Jr., 52, of Flagler County, Florida, this month for allegedly raping the young woman at least 500 times starting when she was age 12.  The victim, now 21, told police that Wiley raped her up to "three times a day" from age 12 until last year.  According to police, the victim said Wiley would rape her, but he also would invite friends over to rape her as well.  She said she became pregnant seven times, and each time Wiley took her to an abortion clinic to abort her unborn baby.

Rose McGowan:  I Had an Abortion So I'd Have More Time to 'Change the World'.  Actress-turned-activist Rose McGowan claimed that she had an abortion when she was younger so she could "change the world" instead of raising a child.  "I have had an abortion and I support this message," Rose McGowan said in a social media post about abortion.

Trump administration to ban abortion referrals by taxpayer-funded family planning clinics.  The Trump administration announced Friday that it intends to bar taxpayer-funded family planning centers from promoting or perfoming abortions or referring women to other clinics for them — a move that is likely to yank money from groups like Planned Parenthood.  The Department of Health and Human Services announced that the Title X program, a family-planning grant that helps approximately four million women a year, would be subject to a revision of regulations — including one that "prohibits the use of Title X funds to perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method of family planning."

NHL player Evander Kane facing $6M lawsuit as ex-girlfriend claims he reneged on $3M abortion payment.  An unidentified woman filed a $6 million lawsuit this week, claiming that NHL player Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks failed to compensate her for abortion procedures undergone while they were a couple.  The woman claims that Kane, 27, impregnated her three times after they began dating in 2015, and that Kane forced her to end the last two pregnancies after they mutually agreed to end the first, TMZ reported.

There Are No Conservative Judges.  For example, abortion was viewed as a horrible crime right up to the time that artificial contraception was developed.  Our knowledge of the humanity of the unborn had actually grown, and there had been no change in the moral issues surrounding abortion.  Hence, it was absurd to claim, as the dishonest judges on the Supreme Court did, that the intent of the Constitution was that killing an unborn child was not only legal, but a constitutionally protected right.  What had happened was that while the Pill led people to believe they could have sex without children, the reality is that mankind has yet to find a way to undo either God's plan for the purpose of sex or basic biology, which makes the most likely outcome of sex a new human life.  For example, the typical woman on the Pill has about a 40% chance of an unexpected pregnancy during her lifetime.  But once some people thought they could have sex without children, they encountered the harsh reality that man hasn't yet figured out a perfect way to have sex without the possibility of children.  As a result, they looked to the killing of "unwanted" babies as a surefire way to have sex without the "burden" of children.

Women Who has Had Four Abortions: 'It Does Get Easier With The More You Have'.  An article published by the BBC, a network that has been accused of being pro-abortion, gave a voice to one woman who has had four abortions and was interviewed by Marie Stopes UK, the Planned Parenthood of Great Britain.  The woman said, "It does get easier with the more you have."  The BBC article revolved around a survey taken by Marie Stopes UK which found that the percentage of women having a second abortion had jumped from 31% in 2002 to 37% in 2012.  Of women who said they had already had an abortion, "74% admitted they had had one previous abortion, 25% said two, and 1% reported three previous abortions."

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Robbing a bank probably gets easier after you've done it a few times.  That doesn't make it right.

Abortion Activist Admits Women Use Abortions for Birth Control:  "Women Have Had 7 Abortions".  Two abortion supporters wrangled about late-term abortions on British public radio Monday as the abortion industry puts pressure on the government to end late-term abortion limits.  England allows abortions up to 24 weeks for any reason, and later in circumstances related to the health of the mother or her unborn child.  The country is experiencing a political tug-of-war between those who think the abortion limit should be reduced to reflect new viability standards and those who believe abortion should be allowed for any reason up to birth — including for birth control reasons.

Jewish Actress Natasha Leggero:  Great Thing About Judaism is "Abortions are Cool".  Even jokes have their limits.  During his show May 26, Conan O'Brien invited actress and recent Judiaism convert Natasha Leggero onto his show.  Leggero praised her new religion for treating abortion as "cool" enough to have on "every Jewish holiday."  After all, she reasoned, it's good to have a back-up to fall on, just like AAA for cars.

Norway to allow foreign women to abort healthy twin.  Norway's health authorities have ruled that foreign women pregnant with twins should be allowed to abort one fetus in Norwegian hospitals, even if it is perfectly healthy.  The ruling, made by Norway's Ministry of Health, is expected to open the way for women from neighbouring Sweden and Denmark, where the procedure of "selective reduction" is not permitted in the same way.

Feminists Fight for Abortion — Not for Women.  There are millions of students who are either pregnant or are raising children, at a whopping 26% of all undergraduate students, yet they frequently are discriminated against, and the issues that they face are overlooked.  Today's so-called feminists should be fighting for these women.  Instead, they just encourage women to have abortions.

Gloria Steinem: Abortion allowed me 'to live my life'.  Famed feminist Gloria Steinem said Tuesday that the abortion she underwent after college allowed her to live her life freely.  "It gave me my life," she told PBS host Tavis Smiley.  "I mean, I wouldn't have been able to live my life otherwise."

Mother-of-four who needed IVF to conceive three of her children reveals why she chose to abort a 'natural' pregnancy.  One Minnesota woman who was forced to turn to IVF to expand her family never expected to get pregnant naturally — and when she surprisingly did, she chose to have an abortion.  Hannah Stein was already a mother of four with her husband of 17 years, Patrick, when the unplanned pregnancy caught them off guard.  The couple had undergone several rounds of IVF to conceive three of their children, and finally felt like their family was complete — so they terminated the pregnancy.

Choosing Life over Convenience.  When did we become a country that celebrated abortion on demand and convenience over life?  Conservatives have been fighting for life since Roe v. Wade was handed down, and although we have been able to chip away at that life destroying decision, the battle will continue until every unborn life is protected.

'Lifestyle' abortions warning as serial termination numbers surge.  Abortion is increasingly being used simply as a form of "contraception", MPs claimed as official figures showed a surge in the number of women having nine or more terminations.  Almost seven in 10 women who had a pregnancy terminated last year were married or in a stable long-term relationship, the new figures from the Department of Health show.  Overall there were 190,800 abortions in England and Wales last year taking the total for the last decade to just under two million.  Across mainland Britain as a whole there were 202,577 in 2013.

Killing Your Child for Volleyball.  I came across a horrifying, sad article by blogger and career advice columnist Penelope Trunk.  It chronicles her two abortions — her first when she was in the midst of a professional volleyball career (it was relatively late-term) and the second when her post-volleyball career was "soaring."

Are Partial Birth Abortions of Late Term Babies A Woman's Right?  These women are adamant — they won't go back to a situation in which a woman does not have control over her own body.  They are not talking about Roe vs. Wade or cases or rape or incest or a situation in which a mother's life is endangered, they are talking about abortion without limits.  Roe vs. Wade is too limiting for them.  They want to be able to end a baby's life in the womb or during the delivery process with no limitations.  We are not talking pro-life and pro-abortion, we are talking about killing a viable baby simply because the mother wants to for whatever reason she may have.

More women choosing 'selective reduction' abortions when pregnant with twins and triplets.  Growing numbers of women expecting twins, triplets, quads and quintuplets are aborting one or more of their unborn babies.  Official figures show that 85 women had a 'selective reduction' — or chose to terminate the life of at least one child in the womb — while continuing with the pregnancy last year.  This compares with 59 women in 2006.

Kansas 'Rodeo Exception' Claimed Unborn's Life.  "Horses are my life and having kids would mess that up for barrel racing" — so said a 15-year-old who hoped to abort the healthy, viable baby that she had already carried for more than six months.  The year was 2003.  Our confused little cowgirl had come, alas, to the right place:  Dr. George Tiller's clinic in Wichita, the world capital of late-term abortions.  Tiller promptly invoked the Kansas "rodeo exception" to the state prohibition on late-term abortions.  A second physician, Dr. Ann Kristin (Kris) Neuhaus, confirmed the rodeo exception, and the baby was executed with the utmost privacy, and all for only about $6,000.

Thoughts from an ex-fetus.  We consider the ancient Spartan model barbaric, for instance, although in some ways it was much like ours.  Spartans, too, regarded letting children live or die a private choice, although they did involve father in the decision, not only mother, and extended it to born children, not just fetuses.  Another difference was that Spartans, instead of relying on vacuum suction, threw unwanted children off a mountain called Taigetos.  For Spartans, "unwanted" meant "substandard."  For us, it means "inconvenient."  We don't want standard or even super-standard children if they cramp our style.

The Truth about Abortion:  The fact is that the majority of abortions — far from all, but the majority — serve as nothing more than routine birth control:  Most women who have abortions became pregnant by willingly engaging in high-risk sexual activity, and many resort to abortion more than once.  For a solid pro-choicer, this presents no problem; if unborn children have no rights, there is no harm done.  But pro-lifers and moderate pro-choicers like [Michael] Benjamin need to face the fact that while programs designed to talk women out of abortion are one useful tool in a pro-life strategy, they will not significantly lower the abortion rate by themselves.  Those who are truly concerned about abortion should have two priorities:  first, overturning Roe v. Wade so that states may ban abortion; and second, in the meantime, designing an anti-abortion program that will appeal to women who use the procedure as birth control.

Thousands of women have four abortions.  Thousands of British women have had four or more abortions, including dozens who have undergone six by the age of 30.  Figures uncovered by the Telegraph show that almost 4,000 women have had at least four abortions.  In a "grotesquely bleak" picture of British society, scores of women have had at least eight terminations.

Campaign to end 'abortion capital' Britain.  MPs will today [5/6/2008] launch a campaign to cut the number of abortions carried out and reduce the upper time limit for termination from 24 to 20 weeks.  Campaigners warn a "less casual" approach to abortion is now needed and hope to reduce the number of terminations made for social reasons.  By lowering the time limit for these abortions, they estimate 2,300 lives a year could be saved.

Abortion accuracy:  While unmarried women are four times more likely to have an abortion than married women, both married and unmarried abortions declined by more than 25 percent during the 1990s.  In fact, abortion increasingly is becoming a matter of birth control for women over age 25.  They are the ones having the largest share of abortions.  Also, 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.

Life is on the march.  Modern Americans seem absurdly determined to wipe away all evidence of what previous generations understood and accepted about life — its pains, challenges, surprises; its miraculous beginnings and eventual endings.  The fear of hardship has created a cult of death.  An obliging Supreme Court has crafted a jurisprudence to justify murders of convenience.

That very 'so-called' right to privacy.  Whatever else modern America stands for has nothing like the centrality in our affairs of the right to abort a pregnancy.  The Constitution, it almost seems, exists to make sure no woman has to have a baby she doesn't want.  No sucker game of this magnitude was ever before played on the citizens of a great democracy.  It all comes down to abortion.

The lamentable "bomb shelter":  The gruesome procedure known as partial-birth abortion once again has been declared legal by the federal court system.  A person must suspend all logic, as well as empathy, to accept the brutal killing of a child just seconds away from taking his or her first breath.  Those who argue that all forms of abortion must be allowed in order to preserve the life of the mother ignore the facts.  The overwhelming majority (90-plus percent) of abortions are performed for reasons related to economics or convenience.

The secular barbarians:  If an unborn child is going to impede the mother in any way, it's cool to root that baby out because the little rascal could ruin her "life".  Maybe its birth could interfere with Mom getting her BA degree, or expose the affair she's having with her college professor, or mess up her bikini body, or keep her from partying and sleeping with everything that moves.

Women say economy factors in abortions.  Many women who got abortions last year say the worsening economy was one of the reasons for their decision.  There were 13,843 abortions performed in Minnesota in 2007.  Of the women who listed a reason for their abortions, 40 percent cited economic concerns — that's the largest share since the state started collecting detailed abortion information a decade ago, according to the state's annual abortion report.

Spitting in the face of pro-lifers:  Forgive my ignorance, but I fail to see what contribution Dr. Henry Morgentaler has made to Canadian society that he deserves to be called an officer of the Order of Canada.  I stand with the multitude of pro-life Canadians who believe legalized abortion has not made Canada a fundamentally more just or humane society, as abortion rights proponents said it would.  Like every place where abortion is introduced, it has cheapened human life and transformed abortion into an acceptable form of birth control.

A society with no standards:  Currently sitting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 list is a rap rendition called "Confessions, Part II" by rap star Usher.  Mixed into the recording are lyrics by another rapper, Joe Budden, in which he talks about his frustration with a woman's refusal to abort his baby.

Feminism and the Family:  Since the central aspect of women's liberation is so-called "free love" — sexual activity that is unconstrained and without consequences — they declared that abortion on demand is a basic human right and they made abortion an essential and sacred element of their life's creed.  The abortion activists became both effective street fighters and skillful backroom strategists; they defend the 45 million murders of unborn lives by abortionists — at every turn and in every arena.

 Read this   The Truth About Abortion:  The most recent statistics document an average of 1.4 million legal abortions performed annually from 1973 to 1998.  Two to five percent of these pregnancies are terminated due to incest, rape, fetal abnormalities, or the mother's health, while the other 95 to 98% are simply a means of birth control.

Making abortion less messy:  RU-486 and other drugs.

Top OGBYN Confirms Abortion Pill is Dangerous:  They're Lying to Women.  The abortion pill ends one life and damages another, Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., said Monday during a panel on chemical abortion held by The Heritage Foundation, referring to the death of the baby and its effects on the mother's mental health.  "We need to stand up [as] unashamedly, unapologetically pro-life," Good said of the chemical abortion pill mifepristone, adding: "Government's No. 1 responsibility is to protect the safety and security of its citizens, including unborn life in the womb." [...] "As a physician, the level of misinformation, inaccurate information, that'd come out of physicians, unfortunately, who are pro-abortion has been astounding," Francis said.  "This issue of chemical abortion is one of the worst.  This is not the easy fix."  "You deserve much better," she said, speaking to women, "and you should demand much better."  Francis, attesting to the dangers of chemical abortion, said post-abortive women are six to seven times more likely to commit suicide.

Congressional Bill Would Ban Dangerous Abortion Pills That Kill Babies, Hurt Women.  [Scroll down]  And were you aware that the so-called "Father of the Abortion Pill" as profiled in the New York Times, developed his deadly drugs with the company that assisted the Nazis in developing the killing drugs used in the gas chambers?  Unlike some of the media spin, Chemical Abortion Pills were not developed as a lifesaving tool or any kind of treatment but were designed and intended to end life in the womb.  Even if you support abortion, that's not an argument in favor of the distribution of these drugs.  Making it easier to sell them is not only an abuser's dream scenario, but it also outsources all the problems to young women, who are likely not able to fully process their risk.  Some young women have died, as even the FDA reports.

Mom Sentenced to Prison for Giving Her Pregnant Daughter Abortion Pills.  A Nebraska woman gave her 17-year-old daughter abortion pills she had obtained online.  But the mother illegally gave her daughter the pills and then burned and buried the fetus in her backyard while lying to investigators about it.  A state judge sentenced the mother, Jessica Burgess, 42, to two years in prison for "tampering with human remains, false reporting and providing an abortion after at least 20 weeks of gestation, which is illegal in Nebraska," according to the Associated Press.  No matter how you feel about abortion, the action by the mother was reckless and stupid.  Transferring a prescription is rightly illegal.  And inducing an abortion at more than 20 weeks could have easily led to life-threatening complications.

Fifth Circuit Strikes Down FDA Approval of Mail-Order Abortion Pills.  The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals concluded on Wednesday that the abortion pill mifepristone should remain on the market but that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration went too far when it relaxed restrictions on the drug in 2016 and made the pills available via mail in 2021.  But the 96-page ruling by the three-judge Fifth Circuit panel will likely not have any immediate practical effect because of a Supreme Court decision from earlier this year — a full stay in the legal case — that preserved full access to the pills until all of the appeals are played out.

Woman Arrested for Trying to Use Abortion Pills to Kill Another Woman's Baby.  Two crime reports in just one month confirm pro-life advocates' fears that more women will be forced to abort their unborn babies as a result of the Biden administration's relaxation of abortion pill regulations.  The latest report comes from Florida where authorities arrested a 21-year-old woman who allegedly bought abortion pills in an attempt to force another woman to abort her unborn baby.  Fortunately, she did not succeed.  News 10 Tampa Bay reports Haley Raborn, 21, of Hernando County, Florida, is charged with soliciting/attempted murder of an unborn child by injury to the mother.

Judge reverses FDA approval of abortion drug after 23 years.  A federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled to suspend the abortion drug mifepristone, which was approved by regulators 23 years ago and has now become one of the most common methods of abortion in the country.  U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ruled to suspend the FDA's approval of mifepristone.  The ruling is paused for seven days so the federal government may appeal.  Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Department of Justice strongly disagreed with the decision and would file an appeal.

The Abortion Pill Now Accounts for More Than Half of U.S. Abortions.  We hear all the time about shadowy networks trafficking the abortion pill into the United States to women reportedly desperate for it.  What we don't hear are the countless heart-wrenching stories of mothers who regret taking the abortion pill.  Instead of callously dismissing women's traumatic experiences, what if we treat them as if their voices matter?  In the over two decades since the Food and Drug Administration approved the abortion pill regimen, it has killed millions of children in the womb, caused the deaths of 28 women, and is connected to more than 1,000 hospitalizations.  It now accounts for more than half of abortions in the U.S., marking the next frontier of abortion.

Abortion Pills Are Not 'Medication'.  Many in the media are increasingly referring to abortion pills as "medication" — but their terminology couldn't be further from the truth.  That's because the purpose of medicine is to save lives.  The purpose of abortion is to end them.  The most recent example came when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that women may temporarily receive the drug mifepristone — the first of two pills in a chemical abortion — by mail.  The news comes months after the Supreme Court granted the FDA's previous request to reinstate a federal requirement that says women must obtain it from a health care provider in person.  Now, the FDA will halt enforcing this requirement during the pandemic.  In their reports, outlets from the New York Times to Teen Vogue referred to mifepristone as "medication."  In order to distinguish from surgical abortion, many in the media already use "medication abortion," "medical abortion," or "chemical abortion" to describe an abortion administered by pill.  But only recently have major outlets begun switching the words around to use phrases such as "abortion medication" to call abortion itself a type of medicine.

Women are getting abortions from home during coronavirus quarantine.  Fifty years ago, women were still fighting for their legal right to an abortion.  Now, it can all be arranged online.  A new service called TelAbortion connects women looking to terminate their pregnancies with a doctor who can virtually prescribe miscarriage-inducing pills to take at home, the New York Times reports.  And as the coronavirus lockdown stretches into its third month, women are looking to use the telemedicine option more than ever because of limited access to clinics, especially in conservative states.  Throughout March and April, TelAbortion — which is offered in 13 states — helped twice as many women obtain abortions than in January and February, the report states.  As of April 22, the service had confirmed 611 completed abortions.

"Staggering" Number of Women are Buying Dangerous Abortion Pills Online to Kill Their Babies.  Women increasingly are turning to the internet to buy abortion drugs to kill their unborn babies, according to a new study.  The study by the University of Edinburgh and the Netherlands reported on the trend among women in England, Scotland and Wales where abortions are legal, taxpayer-funded and widely available, The Daily Mail reports.  Abortion activists are using the study to suggest that even the few abortion regulations in the UK should be overturned.  For example, women are required to receive counseling about the abortion, its risks and alternatives several days before the abortion.  And unlike in America, the UK requires that all abortion drugs be administered in a registered clinic, rather than taken at home.

College dispenses morning-after pill in vending machine.  In a quiet study lounge at the University of California, Davis, back in the corner just past the coffee cups, you'll find contraception for sale in a vending machine.  If you look closely, the machine isn't just stocked with condoms and pregnancy tests.  It's selling the morning-after pill.  It dispenses the Plan B pill for $30 a box.  It's known as the Wellness-To-Go machine, and it's drawing more praise than criticism on campus, CBS Sacramento reports.

Cops say man forced woman to swallow abortion pill.  Police say a Hudson Valley anesthesiologist choked a woman and forced her to swallow an abortion pill after she told him she was pregnant.

North Dakota court bans use of abortion drug.  The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a state law that bans the use of one of two drugs used to perform abortions, effectively making the procedure illegal.

Court Rules for Pro-life Pharmacists in Washington State.  As resistance intensifies to the Obama administration's mandate requiring employers to offer health insurance that includes free access to contraception, a federal judge has ruled that pharmacists in Washington State can be guided by their consciences rather than the state with regard to stocking and distributing abortifacients — the types of contraceptive drugs that can cause abortions.

Judge strikes down law mandating sale of contraception.  A federal judge ruled on Wednesday [2/22/2012] that Washington state cannot require pharmacists to dispense emergency contraceptives if to do so violates their religious beliefs.  U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton declared the state regulation unconstitutional because it trampled on pharmacists' right to "conscientious objection."

Republicans propose cuts to schools that provide access to 'morning after' pill.  Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) and more than 20 other House Republicans have proposed legislation that would cut federal funding to elementary and secondary schools that provide students with access to emergency contraception, like the morning-after pill.

Planned Parenthood's big lie.  Telemed abortion is the practice by which an abortion doctor from a remote location simply presses a button, which opens a drawer containing the dangerous abortion pill, after a brief teleconference call with the woman.  Telemed abortion doesn't only result in the death of an unborn child; it strips women of their dignity by denying them the courtesy of an in-person visit from a doctor concerned for their health and well-being.  It risks their lives by sending them away with no support and a drug that has led to massive bleeding and hemorrhaging, infection and even death.

You can't buy cigarettes out of a machine, but you can buy a baby-killing pill.
Pa. college machine dispenses 'morning-after' pill.  Students at a Pennsylvania university can obtain the "morning-after" pill from an unusual source -- a vending machine at the campus health center.

Obama FDA Considers Putting Morning-After Pill on Supermarket Shelves.  The Washington Post reports that, under President Obama and his Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the Food and Drug Administration is considering letting "anyone of any age buy the controversial morning-after pill Plan B directly off drugstore and supermarket shelves without a prescription."

HHS Says No to Over-the-Counter Morning-After Pill.  In a surprise move with election-year implications, the Obama administration's top health official overruled her own drug regulators and stopped the Plan B morning-after pill from moving onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms.

Left 'speechless' as Sebelius overrules FDA on access to morning-after pill.  In a decision steeped in 2012 politics, President Obama's top health official on Wednesday [12/7/2011] overruled government scientists to block wider access to the so-called "morning-after pill."  The decision to leave in place a requirement that women younger than 17 get a prescription for the drug was a huge surprise to liberal groups and advocates for the Plan B contraceptive, some of whom said they were left "speechless" by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius's involvement.

Obama's war on decency.  [Scroll down]  The third item is the Food and Drug Administration's evil idea to allow the Plan B "morning-after pill" to be sold over the counter to anyone — regardless of age.  After the story hit the fan, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a directive on Wednesday [12/7/2011] to stop it.  Plan B, which can act as an abortifacient, will continue to be sold over the counter without a prescription to anyone at least 17 years old.  But 10-year-olds won't be able to slip it onto the counter next to their gummy bears.  Is it really necessary to explain why children should not be allowed to buy a powerful drug?

RU-486: Ten Years After.  Today, September 28, 2010, marks the ten-year anniversary of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of Mifepristone (popularly known as RU-486).  RU-486 is the only drug the FDA has approved for the sole intention of inducing abortions.  While proponents often claim that abortion should be "safe, legal and rare," one could make a strong case that chemical abortions, while indeed legal, have over the last ten years posed major safety concerns including infection, life-threatening bleeding and even maternal death.  Chemical abortions have become anything but rare.  Despite this dubious safety record, it appears to be a major goal of the abortion industry to increase the number of chemically induced abortions.

Shots assist in aborting fetuses.  In response to the Supreme Court decision upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, many abortion providers in Boston and around the country have adopted a defensive tactic.  To avoid any chance of partially delivering a live fetus, they are injecting fetuses with lethal drugs before procedures.

RU-486: Human pesticide.  The FDA's approval of RU-486 should help remind the pro-life community of the principles at stake in the dispute over abortion.  For several years, the most intense public discussion of abortion has been the debate over late-term, or "partial-birth" abortion.  But opposition to this physically most repugnant form of abortion has had the unfortunate side-effect of distracting some from the key issue of principle, which is equality for all.

Abortions down 25% from peak.  The number of abortions has plunged to 1.2 million a year, down 25% since peaking in 1990, according to a report released today -- days before the 35th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion. ... [However] Women looking to end early pregnancies are gravitating to medication abortions, in which they take two pills under a doctor's supervision to induce miscarriage.  This approach lets them avoid surgery -- and the protesters who often picket clinics -- and expel the embryo in the privacy of their homes.

The Editor says...
"Expel the embryo" is a euphemistic way of saying, "flush the baby".  An intentionally induced miscarriage has the same result as an abortion, and the death of the baby is easily preventable; therefore it is the same thing as an abortion, and this new "down 25%" statistic is meaningless.

Pharmacists sue Walgreen over contraceptives.  Four from Illinois were fired after refusing to dispense morning-after pill.

'Morning After' Ruling in Wash. State.  A federal judge has suspended Washington state's requirement that pharmacists sell "morning-after" birth control pills, a victory for druggists who say their moral objections to the drug are being bulldozed by the government.  In an injunction signed Thursday [11/8/2007], U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton said pharmacists can refuse to sell the morning-after pill if they refer the customer to another nearby source.

Workers' Religious Freedom vs. Patients' Rights.  The Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing a draft regulation that would deny federal funding to any hospital, clinic, health plan or other entity that does not accommodate employees who want to opt out of participating in care that runs counter to their personal convictions, including providing birth-control pills, IUDs and the Plan B emergency contraceptive.

Wal-Mart pharmacies to carry morning-after pill.  Caving in to pressure from abortion activist groups, Wal-Mart will begin carrying the controversial morning after pill in all of its more than 3,700 U.S. pharmacies beginning March 20. … However, Wal-Mart will maintain its conscientious objection policy, which allows pharmacists who have moral qualms about dispensing the pill to refer customers to another pharmacy.

Unleashing the Killer Pill:  RU-486, the abortion pill, is a dangerous drug that not only kills the unborn infant but endangers the mother's life and health as well.

Why Is It So Hard to Understand?  The Abortion Pill Is Simply Wrong:  Many years ago I sat at a table in the White House, looking at a dumbfounded President Ronald Reagan.  I had just told him that under his administration, research was being funded in the United States on an abortion pill called RU-486.  He took the documents from me, handed them to Ed Meese, and said, "This is wrong.  Look into this."

Abortion Pill May Be Tied to Deaths.  Abortion in a pill wasn't supposed to include body bags and caskets, but tell that to the two women whose recent deaths may be linked to their "right to choose" RU486.

Here is the Kafkaesque headline of the week:
Abortion pill, death not linked, FDA says.  Health officials said yesterday that they have ruled out the abortion pill RU-486 in one of two deaths in women who took the drug.  The second remains under investigation.

As Abortion Rate Drops, Use of RU-486 Is on Rise.  Thirty-five years after the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision, a pill that has largely faded from the rancorous public debate over abortion has slowly and quietly begun to transform the experience of ending a pregnancy in the United States.  The French abortion pill RU-486, on the market since 2000, has become an increasingly common alternative, making abortion less clinical and more private.

The Editor says...
Privacy doesn't change the fact that it's homicide.  Most homicides are committed in places where the perpetrators believe nobody's watching.

Pro-Life Pharmacy Opens Doors, Faces Boycott from Abortion Group.  A unique pro-life pharmacy opened its doors Monday [10/20/2008] in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Chantilly, Va.  The owners say Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy will sell medications and products found in most other drug stores — but it will not fill prescriptions for contraceptives, or sell condoms.

Italy OKs pill for abortion.  Italy has approved the use of the abortion drug RU-486, capping years of debate and defying opposition from the Vatican, which warned of immediate excommunication for doctors prescribing the pill and for women who use it.  The pill is already available in a number of other European countries.

The Shameless Abortion Carnival.  If anyone was looking for a self-righteous extreme feminist, they found one in Angie Jackson.  This is a woman who was so proud she was aborting her baby that she announced she would "tweet" her chemical-cocktail abortion live, as it happened, on Twitter.  The liberal media found this made-for-TV slaughter fascinating, and not at all a controversy worthy of discussing with two sides.

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