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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Only slightly off-topic: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
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
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.
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.
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].
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.
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
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?]
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.
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.
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
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?
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:
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]
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
'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
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." [...])
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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?
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
The Editor says...
Robbing a bank probably gets easier after you've done it a few times. That doesn't make it right.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
'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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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