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Pro Life thoughts in a pro choice world through the eyes of a convert. I took early retirement after working in the social work and Human Resources fields but remain active by being involved in pro life education, lobbying and speaking .



Friday, June 29, 2012

Pro-life blog buzz 6-29-12

from Jill

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)!
  • Real Choice points out the strange pro-choice phenomenon which ignores women’s deaths due to abortion quackery and instead expresses outrage over slain abortionists.
  • Mommy Life shares photos and the wonderful story of a recent visit from the birth family of their sonJustin, who was born in the U.S. while his Taiwaneseparents were here on student visa. Justin’s birth parents made the sacrificial and loving decision to make an open adoption plan for their son, who has Down syndrome, so he could stay in the United States, where he could receive the best health treatment and education.
  • Secular Pro-Life continues to encounter opposition from other secularists and atheists, who believe the group is “secretly religious.” SPL points out that according to Gallup, “1 out of every 5 [or 19% of] non-religious people considers themselves pro-life.”
  • John Smeaton responds to the claims from Save the Children that “family planning saves children’s lives”: 
    The report relies heavily upon claims by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Population Reference Bureau, the Guttmacher Institute and the Population Council, as well as officials in the relevant sections of WHO, UNICEF and DFID. But these people are basically one group: the abortion-contraception lobby.
  • ProWomanProLifelinks to some commentary on the “war on women” and notices several euphemisms for abortion in a recentPlanned Parenthood Action Fund graphic. How many can you find?
  • Pro-Life in TNreports that wordSouth Carolina andTennessee abortionist Gary Boyle will no longer face felony charges for brandishing a loaded gun at prayer vigil participants in 2010. He will now only pay a $100 fine.
  • Stand for Life agrees with a Pro-Life in NJ post pointing out why pro-lifers should not use the “potential for good” argument against abortion.
  • Wesley J. Smith lambasts the Australian government for awarding eugenicist Peter Singer with the country’s highest civic award:
    A Peter Singer world would be profoundly immoral. It would be a society in which babies that did not suit the interests of their parents could be killed. It would be an era in which the most vulnerable human beings — living fetuses, unwanted infants, people with profound cognitive impairments — could be used in medical experiments of the kind decried by the Nuremberg Codeand/or be subjected to death by organ harvesting. It would be a world in which universal human rights would have been discarded and replaced by a society in which our rights were subject to revocation based on our quality of life. And yet, despite these and other awful consequences, he’s the most celebrated bioethicist and moral philosopher of our times.
    Here’s the hard truth: The problem isn’t Singer. The real source of the moral collapse comes because too many of us are unwilling or unable to defend the intrinsic dignity and importance of human life

Thursday, June 28, 2012

PP offers education to youth pastors next.....

So Planned Parenthood thinks they have the latest word on sex ed. So much so that they are offering a one day workshop in Memphis to social workers, teachers, youth pastors, counselors and nurses for a cost of $100. 

They advertise that they have the latest trend in adolescent sexual behavior.  They should know since they work hard to educate the teens.

 If you are familiar with some of PP  outreach to teens such as Take CareDownThere which was nominated for an can see what PP considers good taste and what they consider good education.

Vatican clears Fr. Pavone's name (sort of) but leaves his w/ accuser

Vatican clears Fr. Pavone's name (sort of) but leaves his w/ accuser

Abortionist brandishing loaded gun at prayers to get reduced chargess

6:53 PM. June 28, 2012
Update from the person who pressed charges:
Boyle will receive a fine of $100 and does not have to show up in court.

News story  out of Charlotte SC is that the abortionist, Gary Boyle,  who owns and operates abortion facilities in TN and SC charged with brandishing a loaded gun at pro life prayer vigil participants outside his SC abortion facilities will have these charges reduced. 

  This occurred in 2010 and the case has been in limbo ever  since the preliminary hearing that found cause to continue the case. 

One of the people threatened has been advised by the prosecutors that they are expected to reduce the charges from a felony to disorderly conduct. The pro life person calling the police had recorded the incident. The reduced charges is likely to mean only a small fine. Boyle has had previous legal problems in TN. It is disappointing that the protection of pro life people exercising their constitutional right to pray on public property outside abortion mills were held in such low regard that threats of violence from pro abortion people are considered disorderly conduct at best. 


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pro Life Blog Buzz 6-26-12

from Jill

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)!
  • ProLifeBlogs posts a C-FAM article describing abortion proponents’ defeat at the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development last week: 
    Along with the Holy See, Nicaragua, Chile, Russia, Honduras, Syria, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Egypt all rejected the introduction of “reproductive rights” into the Rio +20 outcome document.
  • At LifeNews, Michael New examines the progress of the pro-life movement in the 20 years since the Planned Parenthood vs. Casey decision.
  • Another reason not to socialize medicine: Big Blue Wave reports on UK infant Leon Gough (pictured left), who may have permanent brain damage because his critical brain surgery was canceled due to a doctors’ strike.
  • Coming Home describes the reasons for the Catholic Church’sFortnight for Freedom, a time of prayer for our country: 
    … [T]he Federal Government has sought to attack the Catholic Church over an issue that is central to her identity and mission, the teaching that all human life is made in the image and likeness of God from the moment of fertilization and is to be respected as such until natural death.
    Our loss of freedom is centered on the mandate by the Federal Government that we pay not only for birth control pills, some of which are known abortifacients, but that we pay for sterilizations and known abortifacient morning-after pills such as RU-486 and Ella.
  • Live Action responds to the liberal media firestorm which erupted whenFox’s Bill O’Reilly asked whether the US had become China in light of LA’s sex-selective abortion sting.
  • The Leading Edge exposes the reasons why a proposed New Zealand law to ban child abusers from procreating may initially sound like a good idea, but really isn’t.
  • Stand for Life has video of the New Abortion Caravan’s experiences traveling through Canada in an attempt to bring visual recognition to the impact of “choice”:

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Pre born receives life saving surgery at 17 weeks...hard for abortion industry to deny their humanity....

Baby has life saving operation at 17 weeks gestation. It is getting harder and harder for the abortion advocates to argue that the pre born are not human. This is the age when many abortions are performed. 

 "Leyna Gonzalez came through the surgery and was born healthy five months later.Her mum Tammy’s pregnancy scan at 17 weeks showed that Leyna had an aggressive mouth tumour. It looked like the tiny girl was blowing a bubble."

This laser surgery was done two years ago in a hospital in Miami, FL. When the tumor was discovered the mother was advised that she could choose abortion, wait for potential miscarriage or take a chance on a laser surgery. She choose life and now has a two year old daughter.

 I have to wonder why this is becoming newsworthy two years after it occurred? The story was just reported in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. You don't suppose that it was not newsworthy because the style book of the MSM does not like to post such stories because of their bias toward abortion??

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pro-life blog buzz 6-22-12

from Jill

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email
  • Parenting Freedom highlights a study which suggests bearing more children increases a woman’s lifespan:
    Compared with women who had no children, those with two had a 17 percent decreased risk of death. For women with three children there was a 20 percent decreased risk, and this pattern largely continued with additional children.
  • Moral Outcry exposes the fact that notorious late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart is a member of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice Board of Directors:
    … [T]his man who is synonymous in our nation with late-term abortion is working hand-in-hand with leaders from the United Methodist, Presbyterian USA and Episcopal churches , as well as the YWCA….
    If you are partnering with these churches, you are partnering with abortion, and you are working with one of the most notable late-term abortion doctors in our land today. This isn’t just about money; it’s about connection, affiliation and loyalty.

  • Pro-Life Wisconsin unveils a new website, (pictured left), which is especially designed for smart phones and could be a great help for sidewalk counselors. The site can help users locate the nearest crisis pregnancy center along with information on fetal development and other resources.
  • Wesley J. Smith lists reasons we should not promote egg freezing and the postponing of motherhood. Smith calls it an “example of the ongoing consumerist imperialism” and believes it is “not the role of medicine to promote equality of the sexes.”
  • Pro-Life NZ challenges the pro-choice mantra that abortion is a matter “between a woman and her doctor.”
  • John Smeaton writes that the British Medical Association is currently debating euthanasia/assisted suicide and whether or not doctors should remain “neutral” on the issue. Smeaton encourages readers to participate in a poll to show opposition.
  • National Pro-Life Radio reports that the same Indian abortionists who were recently found to have fed fetal remains from illegal abortions to their dogs have been charged with homicide “in the death of a 30-year-old woman undergoing a sex-selective abortion.”

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

OR PP workers birth a union and terminate a CEO

How interesting that 10 Planned Parenthood branches  representing 160 workers  in OR  voted to be represented by  an SEI union.  This is Obama's favorite union so they should find like minded comrades there. Planned Parenthood fought the organizing attempt and the union accused them of being "anti choice".
 "A union rep told KBOO radio that management had been holding "captive meetings" and sending out intimidating emails. Niemi also says that Planned Parenthood has been "restricting workers' speech and rights" by asking workers to not discuss the union during work."
The union also complained that workers were receiving phone calls at home but Planned Parenthood replied...
Our employees, like our patients, should be fully informed to make decisions about their future."
The workers had gripes about not having a "livable" wage and wanted "more of a voice" in policy making.    During the campaign,  the union threatened to picket  Planned Parenthood and this caused them to cancel a $250 per plate  fund raising dinner.  

 The propaganda generated during the union organizing drive lauded the hard work of the workers noting how many pregnancy tests they administered and how many birth control pills were distributed. They noted  that  "Oregonians have  the highest per capita usage of Planned Parenthood in the nation." No mention of how many abortions were performed leaving that tidbit unreported. 
" The newborn union then jumped headfirst into its first bargaining process with the PPCW board in November, which lasted all winter and finally came to a close last week"
Alas, while an agreement is born, the employment of the CEO David Greenberg  is terminated.  

It is with tongue in cheek that I highlighted the words to describe the union campaign and outcome with the nation's largest promoter and provider of abortions.  They are so hardened to their work and use these words to describe their little struggle they probably miss the irony of the words also used to terminate the lives of the preborn boys and girls who will forever have their voices and rights silenced.

Another state...NC two abortion mills more than happy to practice multiple abortions to eliminate a woman indeed!

If this does not make you want to scream....imagine the one abortion mill saying they are pro woman. This is the abortion industry blatantly practicing genocide. NY, TX, HI, AZ and now NC.Did you get where the first abortionist was on vacation in France???!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sr. Carol Keenhan now decides HHS "accommodation " was no accommodation and breaks with Obama. Did she realize how badly she was used?

Well Sr. Keenhan finally got it! It took her long enough. Interesting the story broke  on a Friday and you won't see this in the MSM. Sr. Carol can now return her pen. She is opposed to the  HHS struck no longer by the POTUS. She was his cover in his supposed accommodation.

The news broke Friday that Sr. Carol Keehan of the Catholic Healthcare Association (CHA) has broken with the Obama administration's plan to force abortion drugs and contraception on religious institutions such as Catholic hospitals and universities that offer medical insurance.
The dramatic move was announced in a 5-page letter (PDF here) signed by Keehan and two CHA board members.

Trust Women to abort their own gender ??

While I was out of the country,  Lila Rose brought forth her next set of sting videos. Showing the sex selection is alive and well in the abortion halls of the USA and as Bill OReilly asked  Lila Rose on The Factor...yes we are now China.

Dr Gerard Nadal sums it all up well in his post showing all released videos from NYC, TX, AZ  and HI showing that sex selection is no big deal to the abortion industry and hey the "counselor" even will advise you on how to use the loop holes in the state medicaid funds to pay for the ultrasound and abortion if the offending life inside of you is the wrong gender.
But Dr. Nadal discusses the point of all these sting videos...

"Abortion is predicated on the very notion of radicalized autonomy, where women are a law unto themselves, where the woman’s right to control her own bodily functions is absolute. It follows that laws restricting the reason for abortion would be held in contempt by the radical left.
One of the keys to cracking the pillars of abortion is the corroding of the concept of radicalized autonomy. Sex-selective abortion is a great topic to nail our current president and left-wing politicians on. Will they support sanctions for the clinics and workers in the following videos? Will they support a national law that outlaws sex-selective abortions?
If they will, then we have a basis on which to go after abortions for genetic conditions. If they won’t, it is an indication of the malevolence that has co-opted a once proud national party."
I am betting they won't... they are too beholden to the abortion industry and will bow to the Trust Women mantra of abortion on demand during all nine mos. for any reason or no reason at all. Trust women to abort  their own. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Pro Life Blog Buzz out takes

  • Priests for Life's Janet Morana's blog tells us there  is a petition making the rounds on Twitter under the hash tag of  no kill. Attached is a petition to sign. The gist is that 4 MM homeless pets are killed in shelters each year. Janet asks us to consider the same for the 1.2MM unborn children that are killed in the womb each year and truly make this a no kill nation.
  • Pro Life Action League encourages us to call the media into account when they try to downplay the second rally for religious freedom correcting their errors.
These are the most common ones used to mute the effects of the rallies.
  1. Calling the effort an “anti-contraception” rally
  2. Stating that President Obama’s “accommodation” did away with the problem
  3. Underestimating Rally attendance
  4. Characterizing the event as a “religious rally”
"We’ve even created a document called HHS Mandate Q and A [PDF] to help make it easier to discuss the Mandate—especially slippery issues like President Obama’s “accommodation”. Use the information in the Q and A or link directly to it in your comments. The media doesn’t have to get the last word."
  •  Pro Life Blogs picks up on a radio panel discussion discussing an issue in New Zealand about an whether "Auckland University Students Association should be contemplating banning a pro-life student club from formally existing on campus because the pamphlets they handed out on abortion risks were deemed by a student who complained to be harassment."

  • Bound for Life  acknowledges  the power of prayer and fervent intercession. They recount the  establishment of chapters dedicated to praying at state supreme courts and the 2008 Mercy Seat prayer vigil where 6200 gathered to pray at every state Supreme Court in the nation simultaneously. In FL, 600 residents gathered during the 7 hour assembly praying in front of their supreme court.
"We often don’t understand that the timeline of intercession is commonly answered in years. At the end of 2009, Gallup Poll released this shocking data: a majority of Americans identified themselves as pro-life for the first time in over a decade. This unprecedented shift in opinion began sometime after (or during) The Mercy Seat."
"A little over a week ago, Sunshine State News reported that the abortion rate in Florida has dropped a staggering 19% from 2008 to 19% from 2008 to 2011" 
  • On June 26th and 27th, Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life; Father Denis Wilde, OSA, associate director of Priests for Life; Father Victor Salomon, director of Hispanic Outreach, and Dr. Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach, will visit key members of Congress to discuss and encourage action on three bills.
    The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HR 3803) would forbid abortions past 20 weeks in the District of Columbia, except to save the life of the mother. The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (HR 2299) would allow for prosecution of those who help an underage girl who resides in a state with parental notification or consent laws to cross state lines or national borders to obtain an abortion. The Telemedicine Safety Act (HR 5731) seeks to protect taxpayers from subsidizing so-called telemed or webcam abortions and outlaw such procedures when performed on an interstate basis. All three bills await further action in the House of Representatives."

Pro-life blog buzz 6-15-12

from Jill

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email
  • Secular Pro-Life shares the story of one reader who chose open adoption for her baby girl – no thanks to Planned Parenthood:
    I was expecting a physical exam and some pamphlets discussing my options. I was wrong. The woman at the desk told me that unless I wanted to terminate, there was little they would do for me. With my insurance, I could be “rid of my problem” for $8 by noon the next day. I told her I was not there for an abortion, just prenatal care. She told me prenatal care was not offered at the clinic; I would need to go to a regular clinic.
    The young woman instead found the adoption option presented to her at a local Birthright pregnancy resource center.
  • At National Review, Michael New discusses Guttmacher’s attempt to inflate abortion numbers in Colombia. New also shares more specific demographic information from Gallup’s latest poll showing an increase in the number of people who identify as “pro-life.”

  • At My Drop in the Ocean, Laura Peredo remarks on the third anniversary of the death of notorious abortionist George Tiller. She points out the blindness behind Planned Parenthood’s claim that violence should have “no place” in the issue of abortion. While pro-lifers indeed believe violence is wrong, pro-choicers ignore the extremely violent act of abortion itself.
  • At The New Feminism, Marjorie Murphy Campbell notes society’s inconsistency when it comes to discrimination. Discriminating against an individual because of sex is unacceptable unless that individual resides in the womb of a woman who desires a child of a different sex.
  • Pro-Life Action League calls out the media for failing to accurately report on the second round of nationwide religious freedom rallies and encourages readers to contact media outlets when errors need to be corrected.
  • Wesley J. Smith notes that the British Medical Association is encouraging their doctors to no longer express opposition to euthanasia, but to remain “neutral”:
    How a professional association can argue that doctors express “no opinion” on whether doctors should be able to kill their patients or assist in their suicides is beyond me. Could there be anything more impactful to the ethical practice of medicine? Could there be a more important issue with regard to proper patient care? And this at a time when the quality of patient care in the NHS is imploding. So the answer to worsening care crisis is allowing doctors to help kill patients? Good grief! This is just more evidence of the ongoing attempt to deprofessionalize medicine and turn it into an on demand technocracy.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Pro-life blog buzz 6-12-12

from Jill

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
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  • Fletcher Armstrong discusses Scott Walker’s victory in Wisconsin and notes how Walker’s promotion of school choice may affect Planned Parenthood.
  • Big Blue Wave wonders why on earth the Canadian auto worker unions are getting involved in pro-choice counter-demonstrations. Are Canadian pro-choice groups so desperate for protesters that they have to borrow from other groups?
  • At Coming Home, Gerard Nadal examines eugenic and after-birth abortion (infanticide) in the first post of a series on medical ethics.
  • Abby Johnson writes an open letter to all abortion clinic workers informing them of the support available to them if they choose to leave the industry. In part of the letter, she also recounts the fact that Planned Parenthood admits to routinely asking personnel to commit fraud in overbilling state and federal governments.
  • Bryan Kemper expresses his outrage at Planned Parenthood’s establishment of a clinic inside a Los Angeles high school.

  • The Family Research Council blog prints Dr. Donna Harrison’s rebuttal to a recent New York Times article promoting the morning-after pill:
    The recent [article]… asserting that so-called abortifacient drugs may not be abortive at all, is a wonderful example of convolution of facts to obscure reality. First of all, lumping together two very different drugs and calling them “morning-after pills” allows for clever confusion of what is known about the mechanism of action of each drug, and the role of progesterone in helping the embryo to implant and sustain the pregnancy.
  • Down on the Pharm points out a reversal in Korea’s policies regarding the morning-after pill and daily hormonal contraception:
    The KDFA justification for changing daily administered birth control pill brands to prescription status is due to their side effects…: thrombosis, thromboembolism, thrombo puerperalis, myocardial infarction, cerebral hemorrhage and cerebral thrombosis among others.
    The pills are banned from being administered to women with breast cancer, endometrial cancer, hepatitis and thromboembolism. Their use is also restricted among women who are over 40 years old, obese, have headaches, depression or other related conditions.
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