Abortion - Archive

April 2012: Abortion

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  www.WeCareExperts.org 
dedicated to the most complete & up-to-date scientific literature on abortion complications, especially in the area of mental health

National Pro-Life T-Shirt Week — 24-30 April 2012 — www.NPLTW.com 

Hippocratic Medicine means to DO NO HARM

Women Do Not NEED Abortion

Women have the RIGHT TO KNOW about the Abortion – Breast Cancer CONNECTION 

AND the Connection of Abortion to Subsequent Preterm Birth, Cerebral Palsy/ ASD

Our Choices Expose our Values…
Refuse to Choose Abortion…

Genuine CHOICE Requires Real OPTIONS

                 Occupy the Womb  (SBA List)

Abortion Business Workers: Report Problems —  http://clinicworker.com/

Resource: Archives of the American Holocaust — http://www.lifedynamics.com/library/
Books, writings, documents, and other materials from the Anti-Life advocates, 1917 – Present
 
Abraham Lincoln said-  'It is never right to do the wrong thing!' … DEFUND PP …
 
The Inherent Racism of Population Control —
http://www.lifesitenews.com/waronfamily/Population_Control/Inherentracism.pdf
 
40 Days for Life International Campaign    www.40daysforlife.com
 
Alliance for Post-Abortion Research and Training — www.standapart.org

Fatherhood Begins in the Womb –http://www.toomanyaborted.com/?page_id=4009

www.imagesofabortion.com

  Truth Booth — A Window to the Womb — http://www.truthbooth.org/

 

  

Obama Admin Finalizes Rules: $1 Per Month for Abortions in ObamaCare

Obama Cuts Texas Women’s Health Program After Planned Parenthood Funding Dropped / UPDATE: Texas Sues Obama Admin for Pulling Low-Income Health Funds over Planned Parenthood Defunding

Obama Admin Arranging Abortions for Illegal Immigrants

Commentary: The Truth: Abortion Prompts Women’s Mental Health Problems

Commentary: Abortion Has Consequences for Both Women, Unborn Children

Huge National Rally 23 March in 120+ Cities Against Obama HHS Mandate

Report: Michigan’s Abortion Industry Guilty of ‘Deeply Entrenched Illegal, Unethical Practices’

Commentary: My Doctor Would Do Abortion at Eight Months of Pregnancy

Abortionist Riley Can’t Just Give Up License to Avoid Discipline

More Texas Abortion Practitioners Face Disciplinary Hearings

Another Botched Later-Term Abortion by Haskell in Cincinnati

University of Kansas Must Quit Training Abortion Doctors

Woman Shot to Death by Boyfriend After Refusing Abortion

Dealing—Poorly—with the Stigma of Working in the Abortion Industry

In the Abortion Debate, is There a "Conflict of Interest" Within the Black Community and Among the Black Leaders?

 

LEGISLATION

Minnesota House Cmte Approves Webcam Abortion Ban Bill

Did Pro-Abortionists Outsmart Themselves in the Virginia Ultrasound Law?

 

INTERNATIONAL

Anti-life ‘Reproductive Health’ Bill Pushed Back Again in Philippines

 

ABORTION STUDIES

Abortion IS Forever… The Emotional & Physical Toll

Yet More Evidence of Increased Psychological Risks Associated with Abortion / Chinese Study Finds Link Between Previous Abortion and Depression Among Pregnant Women

Dr. Priscilla Coleman Responds to Recent Media Attacks on her 9/2011 British Journal of Psychiatry Metanalysis / The Coleman Study Summary

 

 

ABORTIFACIENTS / CHEMICAL ABORTIONS

ella / RU 486
ASK Your Pharmacist to NOT STOCK ELLA…  http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF10I20.pdf

Mifeprex / Mifepristone / RU 486 — Same Chemical, Same Abortifacient, Same Danger
Australian Died Tragically in 2010 After Using Mifepristone  (formally called Abortion Drug, RU486)
HHS Info Contradicts FDA on Plan B’s Abortifacient Nature…

Obama Admin Finalizes Rules: $1 Abortions in ObamaCare
It’s official.

The concern pro-life organizations had about the ObamaCare legislation funding abortions has been confirmed, as the Obama administration has issued the final rules on abortion funding governing the controversial health care law.

Nestled within the “individual mandate” in the Obamacare act — that portion of the Act requiring every American to purchase government — approved insurance or pay a penalty — is an “abortion premium mandate.” This mandate requires all persons enrolled in insurance plans that include elective abortion coverage to pay a separate premium from their own pockets to fund abortion. As a result, many pro-life Americans will have to decide between a plan that violates their consciences by funding abortion, or a plan that may not meet their health needs.

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final rule regarding establishment of the state health care exchanges required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/obama-admin-finalizes-rules-1-abortions-in-obamacare/

Obama Cuts Texas Women’s Health Program After Planned Parenthood Dropped
 The Obama administration made it official on Friday by following through on its threat to cease providing funding for a women’s health program in Texas that serves low-income women because the state passed a law saying the program can’t fund abortion businesses.

The state banned Planned Parenthood from participating in the program along with any other agencies that do abortions. In response, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius traveled to Houston to make the announcement that the Obama administration would cut funding of the program and would no longer continue the waiver that Texas had previously been given to continue funding of the program temporarily.

The Obama administration claims banning Planned Parenthood violates the rules governing Medicaid while Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas officials disagree and maintain rules for Medicaid allow states the right to determine the qualifications necessary for those agencies allowed to participate in the program, which serves approximately 130,000 low-income women in Texas and provides cancer screenings, family planning and other health services to women. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/obama-cuts-womens-health-program-after-planned-parenthood-dropped/

UPDATE: Texas Sues Obama Admin for Pulling Low-Income Health Funds over Planned Parenthood Defunding
Gov. Rick Perry decried the decision to axe the program as proof of Obama's "unwavering allegiance to abortion providers."
[Kathleen Gilbert  Tue Mar 20, http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/texas-sues-obama-admin-for-pulling-low-income-health-funds-over-planned-par?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b1999a960a-LifeSiteNews_com_US_Headlines_03_20_2012&utm_medium=email]
 
 

Obama Admin Arranging Abortions for Illegal Immigrants

The Obama administration is arranging abortions at taxpayer expense for illegal immigrations who are detained by customs officials, according to a recent report from CNS News.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the division the Department of Homeland Security responsible for enforcing the nation’s immigration laws, is the agency that is paying for some abortions at taxpayer expense and arranging for the abortions for the illegal immigrants. As CNS reports:

The ICE detention operations manual also says that illegal alien detainees who are pregnant will be provided with help not just for an impending delivery but also in obtaining an abortion….

Abortions will be taxpayer-funded if the life of the mother is deemed to be endangered or the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, and ICE will arrange transportation to the abortionist at no cost to the detainee.
http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/obama-admin-arranging-abortions-for-illegal-immigrants/

The Truth: Abortion Prompts Women’s Mental Health Problems
Over the past few days there has been a great deal of press concerning a peer-reviewed article I published in 2009 with co-authors Dr. Catherine Coyle, Dr. Vincent Rue, and Dr. Martha Shuping in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.

The analyses in this paper employed data from the National Comorbidity Survey with a large number of significant associations detected between abortion and various mood, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders.
http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/the-truth-abortion-prompts-womens-mental-health-problems/

Commentary: Abortion Has Consequences for Both Women & Unborn Children

The pro-choice factions would like us to believe that abortion is all about the woman. The “It’s My Body” party line has been shoved down our throats for years now, and the notion that fathers should have a say in whether or not their child is aborted is simply preposterous to them. But the reach of abortion’s sinister arm goes much further than the woman. It affects each of us.
Remainder — http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/20/abortion-has-consequences-for-both-women-unborn-children/

Huge National Rally 23 March in 120+ Cities Against Obama HHS Mandate
Americans across the religious and non-religious spectrum alike have taken umbrage to the President’s demand that they pay for contraceptives and abortion pills for other Americans whether they like it or not. And as a result, they’re banding together to remind the nation that this affront to religious freedom is a fight created not by religious groups, but wholly by the Obama administration.
http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/huge-national-rally-coming-soon-against-obama-hhs-mandate/

Report: Michigan’s Abortion Industry Guilty of ‘Deeply Entrenched Illegal, Unethical Practices’

Lax regulation and scant oversight have turned Michigan’s abortion clinics into a haven for unsanitary, illegal and sometimes deadly practices, according to a report submitted to a state senate subcommittee on Thursday.

Right to Life of Michigan compiled the report from documents acquired through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

The violations researchers found include unsanitary conditions, refusing to allow emergency health providers to help victims of botched abortions, illegal disposal of aborted babies, falsifying medical records to make aborted babies seem to be pre-viability, and many others. Twice in 10 years, state abortion clinics refused to notify the state about patients who died during an abortion.

“Our report reveals that women’s health and welfare are needlessly being put at risk,” said Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing. &ldqu

o;We have heard numerous stories about the deplorable conditions that persist in Michigan abortion clinics. This blatant disregard for women’s safety due to a lack of proper government oversight must stop.”

Prominent in the document is Abraham Alberto Hodari, whose multiple abortion clinics were tied to four deaths statewide [http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/michigan-abortionist-tied-to-four-client-deaths-resists-safety-regulations/ ].

(Mike Pemble, director of the state Bureau of Health Systems, said since only four of the state’s 32 abortion clinics are licensed, he cannot oversee the vast majority of such facilities.

Listing said with the new Republican governor, Rick Snyder, “we expect the worst of the abortion clinics to face closure.”

Michigan RTL presented the report to a state senate subcommittee on Thursday.

State Sen. Mark Jansen, R-Grand Rapids, said he may push for more funding to increase state inspections of abortion clinics.

Full 51-page report –http://www.lifesitenews.com/images/pdfs/MichiganRTL-03152012-Abortion_Clinic_Abuses_March_2012.pdf

[16 March 2012, Ben Johnson, Lansing, Michigan, http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/report-michigans-abortion-industry-guilty-of-deeply-entrenched-illegal-unet?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8921c1fcb0-LifeSiteNews_com_US_Headlines_03_16_2012&utm_medium=email] 

AND  ALSO THE REPORT —  http://www.lifesitenews.com/images/pdfs/MichiganRTL-03152012-Abortion_Clinic_Abuses_March_2012.pdf

Related:
Michigan Attorney General shuts down two late-term abortion facilities (Nov 2011)
http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-michigan-attorney-general-shuts-down-two-late-term-abortion-facili

Commentary: My Doctor Would Do Abortion at Eight Months of Pregnancy

When you walk into Nicole and Steven’s house, you get the sense that they are parents who thoroughly enjoy their three kids. You’ll find Steven running down the narrow hallway while all the kids scream in delight, chasing each other and him. Nicole patiently fixes healthy meals for them while explaining to the youngest that she can’t climb up on the counter to help because the crockpot is just too hot for little hands.

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/my-doctor-would-do-abortion-at-eight-months-of-pregnancy/

Abortionist Riley Can’t Just Give Up License to Avoid Discipline

The Maryland Board of Physicians has refused to allow abortionist Nicola Irene Riley to surrender her Maryland medical license “on several occasions” in order to avoid discipline for her part in Steven Chase Brigham’s illegal late-term abortion scheme, according to the liberal, pro-abortion blog, the Daily Kos.

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/19/abortionist-cant-just-give-up-license-to-avoid-discipline/

More Texas Abortion Practitioners Face Disciplinary Hearings
The Texas Medical Board has scheduled for more abortion practitioners for hearings before Informal Show Compliance and Settlement Conferences based on complaints of them not following state laws.
http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/more-texas-abortion-practitioners-face-disciplinary-hearings/

 Another Botched Later Term Abortion by Haskell in Cincinnati

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/28/woman-rushed-to-cincinnati-hospital-possible-botched-abortion/

 . . . Dr. Steven Brinn, a pediatrician whose offices are next door to the Women's Med Center abortion facility, commented on the incident.

Today, March 28, paramedics with ambulance and police were called to Haskell's Abortion Clinic in Sharonville and this was witnessed by many, Brinn said. A young woman was seen being carried out on a stretcher by paramedics who were bagging the woman (giving life support). It is assumed that the woman suffered some kind of complication in the clinic while she was there for treatment. Police were also at the scene and closed down the clinic for a time.. 

Much to the chagrin of pro-life advocates and local Sharonville officials, the Ohio health department has updated an arrangement that allows Haskell to continue doing abortions without following state law requiring him to have a transfer agreement at a local hospital.

In 1996, Ohio passed a law requiring that all ambulatory surgical centers must be licensed by the state and, in 1999, it came to the attention of the Ohio Health Department that abortion clinics were not in compliance with the law, having never applied for licensing. The OHD began the process of insuring that all abortion clinics came into compliance.

Haskell refused to comply and, after years of court and administrative battles, the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland granted a variance [exception] allowing  the late-term abortion practitioner to open a new abortion facility in Sharonville, Ohio, the Women's Med Center at 11250 Lebanon Road. The state gave him this variance on the condition that he maintains privileges at an area hospital, a lesser standard than a transfer agreement.

Haskell's variance has been modified and Ted Wymyslo, the health department director, says Haskell is no longer required to have privileges at an area hospital or a transfer agreement.  He is allowed to operate by having his partner, Roslyn Kade, and two other Cincinnati doctors, David Schwartz and Walter J. Bowers, handle his emergency complications.

That decision is meeting with strong condemnation from Virgil Lovitt, the mayor of Sharonville and president of the Sharonville Board of Health. . .
[28Mar12, M. Bray, www.michaelbray.org ; http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/28/woman-rushed-to-cincinnati-hospital-possible-botched-abortion/ ; M. Wolven]

University of Kansas Must Quit Training Abortion Doctors

There is no reason that Kansas should succumb to the desire of the University of Kansas (KU) to continue decades of facilitating, promoting and paying for abortion training in their post-graduate residency program.

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/university-of-kansas-must-quit-training-abortion-doctors/

Woman Shot to Death by Boyfriend After Refusing Abortion

24-year-old Tiffany Gillespie was pregnant with her third child when she was shot to death by her boyfriend Aaron Fitzpatrick, according to a police report. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/02/27/woman-shot-to-death-by-boyfriend-after-refusing-abortion/

Dealing—Poorly—with the Stigma of Working in the Abortion Industry

Some things never change because they cannot change; they are part of the human condition. And that holds true even for the most inhuman of behaviors—or perhaps especially so–because those actions so cut against the grain of our deepest instincts.

A hugely revealing item ran in early January on “The Abortioneers” website (subtitled “The ins and outs and ups and downs of direct service in the field of abortion care”). The title of the piece was “Working 9-5: How We Talk (or Don’t) about Abortion.”

When the author wrote the piece, likely in the back of her mind was the apprehension that someone like me would comment on her ambivalence bordering on depression at working at an abortion clinic. But

she had to get it out, about the isolation best captured, perhaps, in her comment that “Only recently have I been able to have conversations with my dad about abortion after years of bitter silence.”

You don’t read a lot of these admissions by abortion insiders. Why? In addition to not wanting to provide ammunition to the enemy (us), it’s very difficult to admit there is (as the author of this piece concedes) a “stigma” to trafficking in the blood of unborn babies (obviously my characterization, not hers). And if you do normal “mommy things” (as she described it) with the mother of your son’s best friend—whom you like—you are loath to come right out and admit that killing is what you do for a living, in case she is one of those you-know-who.

One of the very first pieces I ever read about the bottled up turmoil of those who worked in the abortion trade was a piece that appeared in the American Medical News July 12, 1993: “Abortion providers share inner conflicts.”

The story drew on discussions at workshops sponsored by the National Abortion Federation. I re-read it this morning. Here are the operative three paragraphs that catch the core of their “inner conflicts”:

“The notion that the nurses, doctors, counselors and others who work in the abortion field have qualms about the work they do is a well-kept secret.

“But among themselves—at work, or at meetings with other providers—they talk about how they really feel. About women who come in for ‘repeat’ abortions. About women whose reasons for having abortions aren’t ones they consider valid. About their anger toward women who wait until late in their pregnancies to have elective abortions. And about the feelings they have toward the fetus, especially as gestational age increases.

“They wonder if the fetus feels pain. They talk about the soul and where it goes. And about their dreams, in which aborted fetuses stare at them with ancient eyes and perfectly shaped hands and feet, asking, ‘Why? Why did you do this to me?’”

To return to “Working 9-5: How We Talk (or Don’t) about Abortion,” the author finishes her pep talk/justification by telling us she can live with the protestors and the unappreciative boss and the inability to freely talk about her job. She sticks around because she is “committed to something larger (the ‘work’)”. She feels “like I’m making a difference in someone’s life … and I’m motivated by that.”

Wouldn’t it be wonderful—and much easier on her psyche—if she found motivation not by lethally choosing sides, but because she had found a way to make a positive difference in both lives, the mother and her unborn child?

Likely? No. But it has happened before and it will inevitably happen again.

[[March 10, 2012, Dave Andrusko
http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/03/dealing-poorly-with-the-stigma-of-working-in-the-abortion-industry-2/ , National Right to Life News Today]

 


UnExpected Outcomes: In the abortion debate, is there a "Conflict of Interest" within the Black community and among her leaders?
"In 1960, [Democratic] Senator John F. Kennedy defeated sitting [Republican] Vice President Richard Nixon in the bid to become President. The Black vote swung the tide!"
— Alveda King, Niece Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1

Why Black America Votes Democratic
"Nearly all (95%) Black voters cast their ballot for Democrat Barack Obama. Among Latino voters, 67% voted for Obama while 31% voted for Republican John McCain. Among Asian voters, 62% supported Obama and 35% voted for McCain. In contrast, white voters supported McCain (55%) over Obama (43%)." — Pew Research Center Publications 2

The first Black man to vote in America was Thomas Mundy Peterson. He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church and is buried in its graveyard. Mr. Peterson voted in the Perth Amboy mayoral election on March 31, 1870, one day after adoption of the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution. 3 The 15th Amendment was the final of three (3) post-war Civil Rights amendments and the first ever constitutional expansion of voting rights that recognized Black Americans. It is important here to note that out of the 56 Democrats in Congress at that time, NOT A SINGLE ONE voted for the 15th Amendment. 4 Ever wonder why Black America votes Democratic? Ever wonder why Black America votes for the party founded by the Ku Klux Klan? Every wonder why Black America votes for a party that authored "Black Codes" (i.e., "Jim Crow" legislation) making it illegal for Black Americans to hold office, own property, travel without permission, serve on juries, marry interracially, vote and own weapons? Ever wonder why Black America votes for a party that vigorously opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965?

This Was The Last Straw For The Republican Party
"It wasn't until Harry Truman garnered 77 percent of the Black vote in 1948 that a majority of Blacks reported that they thought of themselves as Democrats. Earlier that year Truman had issued an order desegregating the armed services and an executive order setting up regulations against racial bias in federal employment." — Brooks Jackson, FactChecked.Org 5

Here's the story. Please listen to Alveda King in her own words:
"My grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr., or Daddy King, was a Republican and father of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was a Republican. Daddy King influenced a reported 100,000 Black voters to cast previously Republican votes for Senator Kennedy even though Kennedy had voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Law. Mrs. King had appealed to Kennedy and Nixon to help her husband, and Nixon who had voted for the 1957 Civil Rights Law did not respond.

"At the urging of his advisors, Kennedy made a politically calculated phone call to Mrs. King, who was pregnant at the time, bringing the attention of the nation to Dr. King's plight. Moved by Mrs. King's gratitude for Senator Kennedy's intervention, Daddy King was very grateful to Senator Kennedy for his assistance in rescuing Dr. King, Jr. from a life threatening jail encounter. This experience led to a Black exodus from the Republican Party.

"Thus, this one simple act of gratitude caused Black America to quickly forget that the Republican Party was birthed in America as the anti-slavery party to end the scourge of slavery and combat the terror of racism and segregation.

"[Black Americans] quickly forgot that the Democratic Party was the party of the Ku Klux Klan. Banished from memory was the fact that the Democratic Party fought to keep Blacks in slavery and in 1894 overturned the civil rights laws of the 1860's that had been passed by Republicans, after the Republicans also amended the Constitution to grant Blacks freedom, citizenship and the right to vote.

"Forgotten was the fact that it was the Republicans who started the HBCU's [Historically Black Colleges and Universities] and the NAACP to stop the Democrats from lynching Blacks.

"Into the dust bin of history was tossed the fact that it was the Republ

icans led by Republican Senator Everett Dirksen who pushed to pass the civil rights laws in 1957, 1960, 1964, 1965 and 1968.

"Removed from memory are the facts that it was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools, established the Civil Rights Commission in 1958, and appointed Chief Justice Early Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court which resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision ending school segregation.

"Meanwhile Democrats in Congress were still fighting to prevent the passage of new civil rights laws that would overturn those discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws that had been enacted by Democrats in the South.

"There would have been no law for President Lyndon Johnson to sign in 1964 had it not been for the Republicans breaking the Democrats' filibuster of the law and pushing to have that landmark legislation enacted. No one batted an eye when President Kennedy opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King.

"Hardly a ripple of protest was uttered when President Kennedy, through his brother Attorney General Robert Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated on suspicion of being a Communist. Little attention was paid to the fact that it was a Democrat, Public Safety Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Conner, who in 1963 turned dogs and fire hoses on Dr. King and other civil rights protestors.

"No one noted that it was a Democrat, Georgia Governor Lester Maddox, who waved ax handles to stop Blacks from patronizing his restaurant. Nor was heed paid to the fact that it was a Democrat, Alabama Governor George Wallace, who stood in front of the Alabama schoolhouse in 1963 and thundered: 'Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.'

"None of those racist Democrats became Republicans. During this time of turmoil, completely forgotten was the fact that it was Democrat Arkansas Governor Orville Faubus who in 1954 had blocked desegregation of a Little Rock public school. To their eternal shame, the chief opponents of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act were Democrats Senators Sam Ervin, Albert Gore, Sr. and Robert Byrd, a former Klansman.

"All of the racist Democrats that Dr. King was fighting remained Democrats until the day they died. How can anyone today think that Dr. King, my uncle, would have joined the party of the [Ku Klux Klan]?

"There is a law of unexpected outcomes.

"Who could have predicted that the Black exodus from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party in the 1960's would have also ushered in decades of destruction which continue to plague our communities today?" 6

Cost-Benefit Analysis
"Cost-benefit rule imputes little value to democratic processes of decision making, preferring calculation to consent as the basis of public choice. It ascribes no special importance to the ideals of democratic freedom and justice, reserving ideal status instead for the purportedly objective and efficient decision. Ultimately it is right reason, not democratic participation or values, that is cherished and nourished under cost-benefit government." — John Bryne, Confronting Values in Policy Analysis: The Politics of Criteria 7

Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) or Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA), is a numbers game for calculating and comparing benefits and costs of a project, policy or decision. There is but a single purpose for either CBA or BCA:
To determine if the investment required by a project, policy or decision outweighs its perceived benefit.

Today, as I look at the political landscape, I wonder if the Republican National Committee (RNC) has performed its own CBA or BCA and determined that the cost of winning the Black vote outweighs the benefit of having the Black vote?

"I can easily see the Democratic Party's nominal investment in the Black community paying large dividends today.

"I can easily see Margaret Sanger's hate filled, racially motivated and eugenic minded investment in her Negro Project paying large dividends today.

"I can easily see Planned Parenthood's cheap, sleazy and illegitimate investment in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy by awarding Dr. King the Margaret Sanger award in 1966 paying large dividends today. I can easily see President Barack Hussein Obama's 100% approval rating from Planned Parenthood paying large dividends today. 8

Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2012 is seven (7) months and eighteen (18) days away from today and what's not easy for me to see … is the Republican Party's response to the Democratic Party's investment in Black America.

Or am I just blind to the obvious?
Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
01. Alveda King, "A Covenant With Life: Reclaiming MLK's Legacy", National Black Republican Association, The Black Republican, Fall|Winter 2008-2009 (http://bit.ly/y9EnCz).
02. Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director, Pew Hispanic Center, Paul Taylor, Executive Vice President, Pew Research Center, "Dissecting the 2008 Electorate: Most Diverse in U.S. History", April 30, 2009 (http://bit.ly/HouQS).
03. Ralph Ginzburg, "Perth Amboy Church Is 302 and Counting", Published: February 15, 1987 (http://nyti.ms/FPumy5).
04. David Barton, "Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White" page 68 (http://bit.ly/hd0JOh).
05. Brooks Jackson, "Blacks and the Democratic Party", Posted on April 18th, 2008 (http://bit.ly/moaOf7).
06. Alveda King, "A Covenant With Life: Reclaiming MLK's Legacy", National Black Republican Association, The Black Republican, Fall|Winter 2008-2009 (http://bit.ly/y9EnCz).
07. John Bryne, "Policy Analysis and the Administrative State: The Political Economy of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Confronting Values in Policy Analysis: The Politics of Criteria", Frank Fischer and John Forester, eds., Sage Publications, Newbury Park, 1987, p. 82 (http://1.usa.gov/xTUXeD).
08. Sharon Hughes, "Is Abortion Still Important in Campaigns? — Obama Boasted He Had A 100-Percent Approval Rating From Planned Parenthood", Published: 07 30, 2008 (http://bit.ly/FPrNvh).  

 

 

 

 

LEGISLATION

Minnesota House Cmte Approves Webcam Abortion Ban Bill

The Minnesota state House is following the state Senate by approving bills to prohibit dangerous “webcam abortions” and to require licensure of abortion centers were approved by the Minnesota Senate Health and Human Services Committee today on voice votes. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/20/minnesota-house-cmte-approves-webcam-abortion-ban-bill/

  
Did Pro-Abortionists Outsmart Themselves in the Virginia Ultrasound Law?

It’s good to read other pro-lifers joining National Right to Life in thanking Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell for signing into law the ultrasound bill which ensures that wom

en in the Commonwealth are given the full range of information available before undergoing an abortion. As NRLC said yesterday, “The new ultrasound law provides mothers an opportunity to view real-time images of their unborn children, and then provides an appropriate waiting period before rushing her through an abortion.”

As we’ve discussed many times in this space, in the height of hypocrisy and insincerity, pro-abortionists not only accused pro-life legislators and the governor of demanding something that was not in the bill—use of a transvaginal probe—they slide right over the fact that almost all abortionists already use such probes to date the age of the about-to-be-aborted baby. In other words, in their outlandish use of “rape” imagery, they were falsely accusing pro-lifers of mandating something abortionists already routinely employ! What a bunch.

Interestingly, a reporter for the Washington Post with very good contacts in the abortion community wrote a piece today in effect asking pro-abortionists if they had outsmarted themselves. In training their fire on the (imaginary) requirement for a transvaginal ultrasound, guess what happened? A law passed requiring an ultrasound, the bane of the pro-abortionist’s existence.

“Abortion rights supporters say the final version isn’t less restrictive than what they were up against initially, in that it still requires an ultrasound prior to an abortion,” wrote Sarah Kliff. “’It’s not any better than what they introduced in the first place,’ says Elizabeth Nash, who tracks state legislation for the Guttmacher Institute.”

Which, of course, was the point we made in this space repeatedly. All the ranting about “rape” had nothing whatsoever to do with transvaginal ultrasounds. As one veteran pro-abortionist put it, they are “a benign and routine part of the abortion procedure.”

They wanted no ultrasound whatsoever. Thus, from her pro-abortion perspective Nash is absolutely correct: The new law IS “no better” because the objective was to ANY ultrasound!

But the reporter’s they-missed-a-golden-opportunity spin misses the point. Pro-abortionists in Virginia are not dumb. They understood that there is no public opposition to ultrasounds per se.

The only chance they had to succeed was to frighten the citizenry–that knew only that those crazy pro-lifers were proposing to “rape” pregnant women–and thereby stampede the legislature into running away from ultrasound legislation!

[ed. Remind me: who are the REAL fear-mongerers?]

[March 9, 2012, Dave Andrusko, http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/03/did-pro-abortionists-outsmart-themselves-in-virginia/ , National Right to Life News Today]

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

Anti-life ‘Reproductive Health’ Bill Pushed Back Again in Philippines

Pro-lifers in the Philippines are claiming another victory today as a vote on the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill threatening to force taxpayers to fund contraceptive and abortifacient services was again delayed before the House of Representatives went into recess.

“No voting was held on the RH Bill. Hallelujah!” said Dr. Rene Bullecer, Human Life International (HLI) country director in the Philippines.

Dr. Bullecer has helped to organize thousands of pro-life Filipinos at rallies across the country against the bill since its latest reintroduction to Congress. To keep pressure on congressional representatives before the end of session, around 100 people gathered in Cebu City on Saturday to counter plans to pass the bill this week.

In an interview with local press on Saturday, Dr. Bullecer said that pro-life advocates cannot become complacent in the fight against the RH Bill, and must continue to be active and pray for the bill’s defeat.

A version of the RH Bill has been filed and re-filed in Congress since 1998, but pro-lifers have rallied the public to defeat the bill every year.

Among other objectionable provisions, the RH Bill would force medical professionals and businesses to promote and perform a full range of “reproductive health services,” regardless of conscientious objection. The bill promises to fine and jail opponents who spread as-yet-undefined “malicious” falsehoods about the bill, and requires couples to undergo government-mandated RH training and certification before they can obtain a marriage license.

Dr. Bullecer contends that the RH Bill directly contradicts the protections of life and family guaranteed in the Philippine constitution which states:

    The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception.
[21 March 12, Remainder of article — http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/anti-life-reproductive-health-bill-pushed-back-again-in-philippines?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=fa0ac5954f-LifeSiteNews_com_US_Headlines_03_21_2012&utm_medium=email]

 

 

 

ABORTION STUDIES

Abortion IS Forever… The Emotional & Physical Toll

The emotional toll that induced abortion takes on the pregnant woman does not end when the abortion is over. In certain way, it only begins, and many women have sadly found the "abortion is forever" —as much at the "experts" would like us to believe otherwise—see http://www.aaplog.org/complications-of-induced-abortion/induced-abortion-and-mental-health/aaplog-response-to-the-apa-task-force-report/

Women are, after all, beautiful human and nurturing beings, not some kind of sexual robot that mindlessly spits out unwanted parts. (and WHAT are the males who expect them to do this??)

RELATED STUDY LINKS

The medical evidence for the emotional toll of abortion can be reviewed at http://www.aaplog.org/complications-of-induced-abortion/induced-abortion-and-mental-health/

Commentary on a Study from China can be found at:

www.wecareexperts.org
[http://www.wecareexperts.org/content/new-study-china-more-evidence-increased-psychological-risks-associated-abortion]

PLEASE NOTE: WeCareExperts.org is a new website dedicated to bringing you the most complete and up-to-date scientific literature on abortion complications, especially in the area of mental health. Bookmark it!!! Browse it! [21 March 2012, AAPLOG]

 

 

Yet More Evidence of Increased Psychological Risks Associated with Abortion, From China

There are several take home messages from this study:

1) This study adds to the rapidly accumulating world literature on abortion and mental health. Even in a culture wherein abortion is widespread and is mandated by the government after women give birth once, the magnitude of psychological risks are comparable to those identified in other parts of the world (e.g., Australia, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, US).

2) The

1st trimester of a later pregnancy may be the most difficult time for women, who have experienced an induced abortion, since the majority of abortions occur early in pregnancy.

3) The psychological experience of abortion is more likely to be associated with long-term psychological distress than spontaneous abortion.

Huang, Z., Hao, J., Su, P. et al. (2012). The impact of prior abortion on anxiety and depression symptoms during a subsequent pregnancy: Data from a population-based cohort study" (in China). Bulletin of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 22.

[http://www.wecareexperts.org/content/new-study-china-more-evidence-increased-psychological-risks-associated-abortion]

Chinese Study Finds Link Between Previous Abortion and Depression Among Pregnant Women

A new study of post-abortive women in China found a high correlation between induced abortion and depression among pregnant women, adding to the growing body of evidence that links abortion with negative mental health outcomes.

The findings were reached by a team of Chinese researchers from Anhui Medical College who analyzed data that had been previously collected as part of an on-going study on child development.

Their study, titled, “The Impact of Prior Abortion on Anxiety and Depression Symptoms During a Subsequent Pregnancy: Data From a Population-Based Cohort Study in China,” was published recently in the Bulletin of Clinical Psychopharmacology.

The researchers used data from 6,887 pregnant women who had participated in the Annui Birth Defects and Child Development Cohort study between October 2008 and September 2009. 3,264 of those women had experienced a previous abortion. Most were induced abortions, although the data also included some women who had had spontaneous abortions (miscarriages).

They found that pregnant women who had undergone an induced abortion of a previous pregnancy a year or more before their current pregnancy were 49% more likely to experience depression and 114% more likely to experience anxiety during their first trimester. If the abortion was more recent, the risk was 97% greater for anxiety in the first trimester, and 64% greater for depression during the second trimester.

In comparison, the study found, women who had experienced a miscarriage did not appear to be at a greater risk for anxiety or depression than other pregnant women in the first and second trimester.

“Prior abortion poses serious mental health risks for women, which further increase the risk of obstretric complications, pregnancy symptoms, and adverse pregnant outcomes,” the study said. “Therefore, exploring the type and magnitude of the impact of previous abortions on pregnant women’s mental health has significant implications for determining high-risk groups and preventing psychological disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes.”

The researchers also cited a previous study which found that anxiety was particularly prevalent among post-abortive pregnant woman before the woman passed the gestational point at which the previous abortion had occurred.

Dr. Priscilla Coleman, a professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, called this finding “disconcerting,” noting that “all the major body structures are formed during the 1st trimester and stress hormones may potentially harm the developing fetus.”

In an analysis of the study, Coleman also noted that the findings were consistent with those of previous studies.

“Even in a culture wherein abortion is widespread and is mandated by the government after women give birth once, the magnitude of psychological risks are comparable to those identified in other parts of the world,” she pointed out.
[19March2012, Christine Dhanagom, Anhui, China,   http://www.lifesite.net/news/chinese-study-finds-link-between-previous-abortion-and-depression-among-pre]

Dr. Priscilla Coleman Responds to Recent Media Attacks on her 9/2011 British Journal of Psychiatry Metanalysis

Comment: You will remember that Dr. Priscilla Coleman's major metanalysis published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in Sept 2011 was hardly recognized in the media, in spite of being a major article in a major medical journal. (see http://www.aaplog.org/get-involved/letters-to-members/ letters of Sept 1,2,8, and 14 to review).

Recently her article received a lot of attention—adverse attention—because of a error, not major, in one of the 22 studies the paper included. Dr. Coleman explains:

Dr. Priscilla Coleman Responds to Recent Media Attacks on her 9/2011 British Journal of Psychiatry Metanalysis

Over the past few days there has been a great deal of press concerning a peer-reviewed article I published in 2009 with co-authors Dr. Catherine Coyle, Dr. Vincent Rue, and Dr. Martha Shuping in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.

The analyses in this paper employed data from the National Comorbidity Survey with a large number of significant associations detected between abortion and various mood, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders. A problem with the sampling weight applied to conduct the original analyses was detected in 2011.

When this issue was brought to our attention, we promptly re-analyzed the data with the correct weight applied and the overall pattern of results did not change remarkably. We wrote a corrigendum that was subsequently published by the Journal of Psychiatric Research, and corrected values were incorporated into the meta-analysis on abortion and mental health published by the British Journal of Psychiatry in September 2011.

The 2009 paper was one of 22 studies included in the meta-analysis.

We responsibly addressed this error and the paper was never retracted by the journal. Interestingly the dozens of mainstream U.S. journalists who pounced on this situation and irresponsibly described the results as unreliable, invalid, debunked, etc. were absolutely silent when the meta-analysis was published last fall.

This meta-analysis appeared in one of the most prestigious psychiatry journals in the world and the quantitative review incorporating data from 877,181 women offered the largest estimate of mental health risks associated with abortion in the world literature. A corrected error in a single study that reported associations between abortion and mental health is apparently more news worthy than a major meta-analysis.

This is an excellent example of the media bias that permeates the study of abortion and mental health. Who are the victims here? Certainly not researchers, such as myself; I will continue to actively study this topic and encourage others to do the same. The victims of this irresponsible journalism are the millions of women, who have not easily moved beyond an abortion, suffered psychologically, and found very little assistance from the medical and psychological community.

Continued mainstream efforts to deny the significant distress that easily affects a minimum of 20% of those who abort are dishonest and disrespectful.

Moreover, such efforts have, and will become even less effective, because we all likely know at least one person, who has had trouble coming to terms with an abortion experience. These women are everywhere and their voices are echoed in honestly collected and reported data. < br />
Do go back to the 4 September letters—reviewing the essential facts is very worthwhile. [see below] [12March2012, Jdc/aaplog]

The Coleman Study, part 1

The excellent new Coleman study in the Brit. J Psychiatry on mental health effects of abortion that we just wrote you about can be seen at:

http://www.aaplog.org/complications-of-induced-abortion/induced-abortion-and-mental-health/huge-new-study-abortion-and-mental-health-quantitative-synthesis-and-analysis-of-research-published-1995-2009/
[AAPLOG, 1 Sept 12]

The Coleman Study, part 2

Why is the Coleman study in the current Brit J Psychiatry so worth your study, and worth the attention of the medical community? Several reasons:

1. This review offers the largest estimate of mental health risks associated with abortion available in the world literature. The results revealed an 81% increased risk of mental health problems after abortion. Consistent with evidence-based medicine, this information should be used by health care professionals.

2. The paper is being published in a very prestigious journal, the British Journal of Psychiatry, which is considered one of the top psychiatry journals in the world. (That alone is remarkable!.) This means the paper has been extensively scrutinized by well-respected scientists. (This is not a conservative blog journal)

3. This meta-analysis is based on 22 published studies, from 6 countries, studying 36 effects, and it brings together data on 877,181 participants 163,831 of whom experienced an abortion. That is a superb database.

4. When compared to "unintended pregnancy delivered," "pregnancy aborted" women had a 55% increased risk of experiencing any mental health problem.

Separate effects were calculated based on the type of mental health outcome with the results revealing the following: the increased risk for anxiety disorders was 34%; for depression it was 37%; for alcohol use/abuse it was 110%, for marijuana use/abuse it was 220%, and for suicide behaviors it was 155%.

Clearly, abortion is a poor solution for an undesired pregnancy (and note that most abortions are done ostensibly to avoid emotional distress of some kind. These women are not avoiding emotional distress.)

Abstract can be found at:

http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/199/3/180.abstract
[Sept 2, 2011, The Coleman Study, part 2, aaplog]

 

 

 

ABORTIFACIENTS / CHEMICAL ABORTIONS

ella / RU 486
ASK Your Pharmacist to NOT STOCK ELLA…  http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF10I20.pdf

MIFEPREX (Mifepristone)
An excellent and very accurate 4 minute video on Mifeprex informed consent in a clinic setting can be found at:

www.youtube.com/WeAreFactNotOpinion You should view this resource, and recommend this video to any woman considering using Mifeprex. It ought to be mandatory viewing for any high school student! Check it out.
[Oct 13, 2011, AAPLOG]

 

Australian Died Tragically in 2010 After Using Mifepristone  (formally called Abortion Drug, RU486)

Updated: 03/21/2012 at 6:21 pm. The original version of this story gave an incorrect figure for the number of women hospitalized for complications from medical abortions. We apologize for the error.

It is the first known death in Australia from the controversial pill, which was the centre of a heated debate in Federal Parliament in 2006, and more recently a criminal trial involving a young couple in the courts of Queensland.

The woman died in 2010 from sepsis – that is, a severe bacterial infection in the bloodstream – several days after being prescribed the drug, otherwise known as mifepristone, from a Marie Stopes International Australia (MSIA) clinic.

The news reached the public after the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) – Australia’s government agency responsible for approving drugs – issued a notice to RU486 prescribers advising them to take a more active role in following-up with patients who are issued the drug.

The TGA and MSIA, claiming respect for patient confidentiality, have not released any details of the circumstances of the woman’s death.

The case was reported to a coroner, but no inquest was convened.

MSIA clinical services director Jill Michelson told The Australian newspaper that the woman had died some days after having the medical abortion; she could not say whether there had been further contact between the service and the woman.

“This is a tragic outcome and our sympathies are with her family. The coroner dispensed with holding an inquest, and the case is closed,” she said.

RU486 is usually administered in a clinic, while a separate drug – misoprostol – is administered by the patient themselves within 48 hours at home, causing a miscarriage.

In its coverage of the death yesterday, The Australian reported that MSIA has supervised 18,000 medical abortions in Australia since 2009.

LifeSiteNews.com was unable to obtain a copy of the TGA notice.

Dr. Deirdre Little is a doctor from the mid-North Coast of NSW who warned a Senate inquiry in 2005 of the complications that can arise from RU486.

“This drug is not as safe as it is touted to be, it needs a lot more supervision than is usually available, particularly in rural areas; and it is a drug with some unpleasant side effects as well as complications,” she said.

Explaining why medical abortions can cause infections, she said: “The drug will cause fetal demise, but the baby may not come away straight away, and the placenta may not come away completely. So you can end up with tissue in the uterus that is a good medium for bacteria growing, that the uterus hasn’t expelled. So you’ve got a uterine surface that is prone to infection, and then that gets into the bloodstream causing septicemia.”

Dr. Caroline de Costa, a Queensland obstetrician who has been an outspoken campaigner for wider RU486 availability in Australia, told ABC Radio that she now fears a backlash against the drug.

“I think we have to be very clear that if we’re going to continue using the drug for early medical abortion and using it at home, then services have very, very good mechanisms in place for looking after women once they actually leave the clinic,” she said.

A study in South Australia last year recorded 324 instances of women being presented to emergency departments after receiving RU486 for medical and/or surgical abortions in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Yesterday’s news comes only a few months after a forty-two year old woman in Melbourne died after visiting an abortion clinic.

Marie Stopes International Australia would charge $450 for a medical abortion from their clinic in the Sydney CBD, although this price could vary depending on individual circumstances.
[19 March 2012, Jason Rushton, Melbourne, http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/australian-dies-tragically-after-using-the-abortion-drug-ru486?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=e2155879a6-LifeSiteNews_com_US_Headlines_03_18_2012&utm_medium=email]

 

 

HHS Info Contradicts FDA on Plan B’s Abortifacient Nature
A review of U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) documents on contraceptives raises questions as to why HHS is apparently:

(a) contradicting Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling in an HHS Office of Women’s Health document on emergency contraception, and

(b) leaving out vital information, in an HHS Office of Population Affairs document, about the drug’s post-fertilization, life-ending effect

–and whether ideological considerations are driving those decisions.
A recently revised web-based fact sheet[1] published by the HHS Office of Women’s Health appears to contradict FDA labeling on emergency contraception pills (levonorgestrel, also known as “Plan B,” “Plan B One-Step,” “Next Choice” and the “morning-after pill”). FDA labeling[2] indicates that emergency contraception can end the life of a developing human embryo by preventing implantation.

The FDA notes, “Plan B One-Step is believed to act as an emergency contraceptive principally by preventing ovulation or fertilization (by altering tubal transport of sperm and/or ova). In addition, it may inhibit implantation (by altering the endometrium).”

In other words, the drug may prevent a living, developing human embryo from implanting in the womb, thus ending the life of the embryo. Because that information is a key concern for any women with pro-life conscience concerns, it must be presented to allow women fully informed consent in making their medical choices.

However, a recently revised version of the HHS Office of Women’s Health fact sheet casts the post-fertilization issue much differently than the FDA, asserting, “While it is possible that ECPs [emergency contraception pills] might work by keeping a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus, the most up-to-date research suggests that ECPs do not work in this way.” The fact sheet does not provide any scientific references to back up what is asserted to be “the most up-to-date research.”

A previous version of the HHS Office of Women’s Health fact sheet had included a distinct section entitled, “How does emergency contraception work?” The previous fact sheet noted, “Emergency contraception can keep you from becoming pregnant by: Keeping the egg from leaving the ovary; OR Keeping the sperm from meeting the egg, OR Keeping the fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus (womb).”

The newly revised HHS document also refers readers for more information to (a) the FDA, (b) http://ec.princeton.edu and (c) Planned Parenthood. Both the original and revised HHS documents state that they were reviewed by James Trussell, PhD, Director of Office of Population Research at Princeton and a member of an FDA advisory panel that in 2003 recommended that Plan B be sold over the counter.

Another HHS fact sheet[3] on emergency contraception, produced by the agency’s Office of Population Affairs, notes only that “Emergency contraception prevents pregnancy mainly by keeping the ovaries from releasing eggs. Emergency contraception also works by causing the cervical mucus to thicken, which blocks sperm from meeting with and fertilizing an egg.” The fact sheet does not mention at all the potential post-fertilization, life-ending effect of the drug.

Since 2002, the HHS Office of Public Health and Science has provided a process by which individuals and organizations can protest and request correction of wrong or incomplete public information disseminated by HHS.

The conspicuous omission of vital medical information needed to provided women with fully informed consent regarding emergency contraception, coupled with unsubstantiated assertions that contradict FDA labeling, lay the administration open to charges that it is advancing abortion ideology over science and violating President Obama’s barbed pledge in his inaugural address to “restore science to its rightful place.”

[1] http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/emergency-contraception.pdf

2 http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/021998lbl.pdf

3 http://www.hhs.gov/opa/pdfs/emergency-contraception-fact-sheet.pdf

LifeNews.com Note: Jonathan Imbody is the vice president of government relations for the Christian Medical Association, a national organization for Christian doctors and other medical professionals. He is also a spokesman for the Freedom2Care coalition, an ad hoc group of pro-life organizations promoting ethical science.
  http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/16/hhs-info-contradicts-fda-on-plan-bs-abortifacient-nature/