by Susie Allen, host of the blog,Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life saysMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appears to value dogs and cats more than the women of his state who procure abortions:
A measure to license and inspect commercial dog and cat breeders — passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton earlier this year — went into effect on July 1. The new regulations throw into sharp relief Dayton’s refusal to accept any state licensing or inspection of abortion facilities, which perform thousands of surgical procedures on Minnesota women each year.

Fletcher Armstrong seeks to educate voters about the misleading and inaccurate statements being spread by abortion supporters regarding an amendment to the Tennessee state constitution which will be on the ballot in November.Amendment 1, if successful, would allow state legislators to again regulate abortion:
Amendment 1 returns the Tennessee Constitution to neutral after a 2000 ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court which claimed a broader right to abortion in the Tennessee Constitution than Roe v. Wade or the U.S. Constitution. It restores the rights of Tennesseans to decide what abortion law should be in our state rather than leaving policy decisions to the Judiciary.
Culture Campaign says despite all the hype, the Planned Parenthood-promoted, happy abortion comedy Obvious Child has been a box-office flop. I guess America just can’t take a joke about child murder. Better luck next time, Hollywood.

Big Blue Wave points out that calling oneself “pro-choice” might not mean what you think it means:

“Pro-choice” means you support the legal right of a woman to have an abortion under any circumstance, for any reason, at any time, without apology, full stop… if you oppose such abortions, you are anti-choice.
Not necessarily pro-life, but you’re not pro-choice. You’re anti-choice….
Just remember that any time an abortion advocate uses the word “anti-choice”. If you support any legal restriction on abortion, whatsoever, you are anti-choice. If you think that there should be restrictions on sex-selection abortion, you’re anti-choice.

Bound4Life asks why “pro-choicers” get so angry when choices other than abortion are promoted, such as is the case inPennsylvania. TheAlternatives to Abortion program there is having a very positive effect: 
RH Reality Check, an online apologist for the abortion industry, is bemoaning the fact that the program — which is administered by Real Alternatives, Inc. — has received a vote of confidence by state leaders in the form of additional proposed funding…. 
The landmark program has now served more than 200,000 clients and their families.…
The program was the brain child of former Pennsylvania Governor Bob Casey [a pro-life Democrat] and it enjoys the support of currentGovernor Tom Corbett, along with a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers….
And the program has had phenomenal success throughout the Commonwealth. Consider these figures from the 2010-11 fiscal year:
64% of women entering the program who were considering abortion chose childbirth
88% of women who were pressured by others to abort chose childbirth
67% of women who were pressured by others AND considering abortion chose childbirth
Why do abortion advocates support using tax dollars to promote abortion, but object to using tax dollars to promote life? And it’s not just the funding of life to which they object, as we have seen in their attacks on pregnancy resource centers. It seems to be the very existence of organizations offering alternatives to abortion.

American Life  Brown shares parts one and two of her analysis on the Hobby Lobby decision and the true meaning of religious freedom:
The question of religious freedom, then, is the basis for the Supreme Court decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case. Yet on this weekend when we celebrate America’s Independence Day, the real meaning of freedom remains fragile at best.
Independence Day celebrates the United States’ freedom from tyranny…. But freedom from tyranny should not include the right to kill innocent persons because of their age, health, or condition of dependency. Such a circumstance is a contradiction, pure and simple. In fact, freedom of religion itself cannot truly be taken seriously when such a situation exists.
Today, Americans live in a nation that defines heinous acts like abortion by chemical, medical, or surgical means as an honest interpretation of justice for all.
Thus my caution is simply this: While some celebrate the Hobby Lobby decision, we must realize that far more than the religious freedom ofChristian companies is at stake if true freedom is to be celebrated.

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