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Giving Back: Former Addict & Former Abortionist Now Rescue Children in Mongolia

The last thing on Mitchell Tillman’s mind 15 years ago was the idea of becoming a missionary to Mongolia. Although he was raised in a Christian home in Birmingham, Ala., Tillman rebelled against his roots and moved out at the age of 17. After the death of his first wife, and a following marriage that ended in divorce, Tillman spiraled into a lifestyle of drinking and crack cocaine addiction. “I was a car painter living in the body shop,” Tillman said. “I was making $1,000 a week and spending all that on drugs. When some friends of mine overdosed, I started thinking about where you go when you die.” After being caught and arrested for drug use, Tillman cried out to God from a cell in the Birmingham City Jail, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his famous open letter to Southern church leaders on April 16, 1963. “I got thinking about what I had done, and called on a God I didn’t even believe in, and asked Him to forgive me,” Tillman said. “God got me out of the trouble I was in.” Tillman was sentenced as a first-time offender to a rehabilitation program where he got clean from drugs. Shortly after his initial conversion, Tillman’s life would abruptly change when he answered the call to go into missions. At that time, Tillman’s father, Tommy, had been a missionary for 40 years and was moving to Mongolia to share the gospel after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. “When I got saved, I fell in love with the Lord and wanted to do something for...

Alabama Abortion Business Inspected: Aborting ‘Viable’ Babies, Expired Equipment, Hospitalizing a Patient

Alabama Department of Public Health has detailed how an Alabama abortion facility sent a patient to the hospital, failed to document whether 16 unborn children were viable before aborting them, and possessed expired medical equipment. The patient was transferred from the West Alabama Women’s Center to a hospital in repository distress in August 2015, according to a deficiency report detailing the facility’s lack of compliance with health regulations. Contradicting protocol, sixteen out of 22 records that inspectors examined didn’t list whether the unborn child aborted was viable. According to the ADPH report, protocol dictates that, “If the physician determines that the fetus is viable, the pregnancy shall not be terminated at the abortion or reproductive health center except when an immediate abortion is necessary to preserve the life or physical health of the mother.” In addition to not recording whether 16 unborn children were viable before aborting them, the West Alabama Women’s Center also failed to document: Results from a patient’s lab/ultrasound work The size of a suction cannula that was used in abortion Whether an unborn child was aspirated out of his or her mother’s womb manually or electronically A patient’s estimated blood loss from a surgical abortion and whether the child who was aborted “appeared normal or abnormal” The fetal age of an unborn child, the condition of the mother following the abortion, if the “products of conception was [sic] normal for the gestational age,” and “if the patient requested to see the products of conception and if pregnancy tissue was seen.” According to the deficiency report, inspectors found 15 cannulas, 16 curettes, 46 disposable rigid curettes,...

Alabama Abortion Business Investigated over Aborting ‘Viable’ Babies, Expired Equipment, Hospitalizing a Patient

Alabama Department of Public Health has detailed how an Alabama abortion facility sent a patient to the hospital, failed to document whether 16 unborn children were viable before aborting them, and possessed expired medical equipment. The patient was transferred from the West Alabama Women’s Center to a hospital in respiratory distress in August 2015, according to a deficiency report detailing the facility’s lack of compliance with health regulations. Contradicting protocol, sixteen out of 22 records that inspectors examined didn’t list whether the unborn child aborted was viable. According to the ADPH report, protocol dictates that, “If the physician determines that the fetus is viable, the pregnancy shall not be terminated at the abortion or reproductive health center except when an immediate abortion is necessary to preserve the life or physical health of the mother.” In addition to not recording whether 16 unborn children were viable before aborting them, the West Alabama Women’s Center also failed to document: Results from a patient’s lab/ultrasound work The size of a suction cannula that was used in abortion Whether an unborn child was aspirated out of his or her mother’s womb manually or electronically A patient’s estimated blood loss from a surgical abortion and whether the child who was aborted “appeared normal or abnormal” The fetal age of an unborn child, the condition of the mother following the abortion, if the “products of conception was [sic] normal for the gestational age,” and “if the patient requested to see the products of conception and if pregnancy tissue was seen.” According to the deficiency report, inspectors found 15 cannulas, 16 currettes, 46 disposable rigid curettes,...

West Virginia & Louisiana Become Latest States to Ban Dismemberment Abortion (Pennsylvania Bill Stopped by PP Pressure)

Louisiana Governor Signs Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law to ban dismemberment abortions. Several other states, including West Virginia and Alabama, have already approved or are considering legislation to ban the dismemberment abortion technique — used to tear off a baby’s limbs during the abortion procedure during the later time segments of pregnancy. HB 1081, the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act, authored by Rep. Mike Johnson, protects unborn babies by ending the brutal practice of dismemberment abortion in Louisiana. A dismemberment abortion, a subset of D&E abortions, is a second trimester abortion method where the abortionist uses forceps to seize and tear body parts from a live, unborn child…. For entire article, visit link below… [1 June 2016, Baton Rouge, LA, http://www.lifenews.com/2016/06/01/louisiana-governor-signs-bill-to-ban-dismemberment-abortions-tearing-off-babys-limbs/ ]   Original Article — West Virginia Abortion Dismemberment Ban Takes Effect Sunday, May 29, 2016, marks the 90th day since final passage in the West Virginia legislature of the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act (SB 10). It will now take effect. On March 10, the West Virginia Senate voted 25-9 and the House of Delegates voted 85-15 to override Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto of the Dismemberment Abortion Ban, making West Virginia the third state to pass this historic legislation. The bill, which earlier had passed 24-9 in the Senate (2/17/16) and 86-13 in the House (2/29/16), was vetoed on March 9, by Governor Tomblin. Prior to its passage in West Virginia, the measure was in effect in Kansas and Oklahoma. Since successful passage in West Virginia, Mississippi and (most recently) Alabama have followed suit. The...

Exposed: REAL Reason FDA Chemical Abortion Guidelines Changed

Visit http://www.physiciansforlife.org/exposed-abortion-pill-ru-486-mifepristone-mifeprex-whatever-they-call-it-it-harms-women-kills-babies/ to learn about the consequences of these recently ‘relaxed but reckless’ FDA Guidelines for Abortion Pill Use Main Article On March 30th, 2016, the FDA, under the guidance of the Obama administration, made big changes to the rules regarding the use of chemical abortions. Many on the pro-choice side are claiming this move was to expand women’s abortion access. However, in a new video series by Life Dynamics called The Real Story, President Mark Crutcher states that abortion clinics have been providing chemical abortions at one-third dosages for pregnancies that were well past the cut-off date since day one. He reveals that the real reason for the FDA’s decision was to protect abortion industry profits. FDA Smoke and Mirrors – the decision to protect abortion industry profits. (FDA chemical abortion) Mark Crutcher gives the real story behind the decision to change FDA chemical abortion guidelines in the video, The Real Story: FDA’s Strategy to Protect the Abortion Industry’s Profits   (see link  below) Crutcher adds that the abortion industry realized that smaller doses and performing them at much later stages of pregnancy is “a gold mine.” “One-third dosages increase profits, and using it past the specified cut off date grows the customer base.” But with such measures come increased risks and complications. Life Dynamics knows this perhaps better than anybody. For the past 20 years, the pro-life organization has been providing litigation support services to attorneys who sue on behalf of women who have been killed, injured or sexually assaulted while having abortions. Traditionally, incomplete abortions accounted for a small number of cases that they assisted with. But...

Planned Parenthood & Entire Abortion Industry Killed Women By Misusing the Chemical Abortion Pill, So Now FDA Relaxes Protocol Requirements Even More

The Planned Parenthood abortion corporation has long ignored FDA rules and subjected women to dangerous abortions by giving them the abortion drug outside the guidelines the FDA had put in place. The abortion drug is responsible for the deaths of dozens of women worldwide, including several in the United States alone, and it has injured at least 1,100 women in the United States alone as of 2006 figures from the Food and Drug Administration. But that hasn’t stopped the agency from deciding today to change the rules and guidelines the abortion industry once had to [were supposed to] follow to protect women’s health. The dangerous RU 486 abortion drug has nearly claimed the lives of two million unborn children in the United States since its approval at the end of the Clinton administration. In addition to the number of unborn children whose lives have been lost to the abortion drug, women have suffered as well, as a Planned Parenthood study admits at least one woman is seriously injured from the abortion pill daily. Because of the high failure rate and the risks involved with RU-486 in later pregnancies, the FDA originally limited approval for use only in the first 49 days from the start of a woman’s last menstrual period. Planned Parenthood, by its own admission, ignores this limitation. Now, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday, that it had caved to Planned Parenthood’s demands and altered the approved use of Mifeprex, (also known as Mifepristone or RU486), to come in line with off-label protocols used by Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses. The FDA has announced that...

Abortion Center Closures May Indicate Decreased Demand for Abortions

[Update: Two abortion sites, in Oklahoma City, OK, and Roswell, GA, have also recently closed their doors.] A sign posted on the front door was the first indication that the Planned Parenthood office in Winter Haven, Florida, had closed. It announced that as of February 1, 2016, the abortion facility which offered the abortion pill and surgical abortions through 16 weeks of pregnancy, would shut down for good. According to the ABC News affiliate WFTS in Tampa Bay, the clinic’s staff merged with the Planned Parenthood facility in Lakeland, which does not perform abortions. “Planned Parenthood isn’t one to leave money on the table, and if their Winter Haven abortion facility had shown a profit, it would still be open,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “This shows that the demand for abortions had fallen so low in that area that an abortion facility was financially unsustainable.” The fact that Winter Haven referrals are now going to an office that does not supply abortions supports Newman’s conclusions. This sudden closure follows the shutdown of another Florida abortion facility, Woman Care in Orlando, that merged with another abortion business, All Women’s Health Center in Almonte Springs. Sixty-two surgical abortion facilities continue to operate in Florida, down from 71 in 2010. Florida is second only to California for having the largest number of abortion facilities per state. “Florida is over-saturated with abortion clinics and as the demand continues to fall, we expect to see more closures,” said Newman. “This is great news for pregnant women and their babies who will no longer have an abortion business actively marketing abortions to...

Abortion Business Shown Pushing “Group Purchasing Program” To Make Money Selling Aborted Baby Parts

The citizen investigators behind the series of undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry selling the body parts of aborted babies have released yet another video. This new undercover video exposes more of the profit motive behind the sales of the body parts. In the new footage, taken of executives with the National Abortion Federation, abortion industry leaders are shown pushing a “group purchasing program” to provide more profits for abortion facilities selling aborted bay parts and financial kickbacks for the clinics involved. Previously unreleased covert video of representatives of the National Abortion Federation shows the Planned Parenthood-allied group suggesting a “group purchasing program” to supply aborted fetal tissue to buyers and encouraging them to exhibit at its annual meeting. NAF is currently seeking to permanently enjoin The Center for Medical Progress from releasing any footage obtained at its annual meetings in 2014 and 2015. The new footage shows NAF’s Training & Education representatives, responsible for planning the organization’s abortion trade shows, in conversation with actors posing as representatives of a start-up company to harvest and sell aborted fetal body parts. When the actors in the video explain, “We do donate the fees that we get from our researchers, we give a portion back to the clinics as just a thank you for letting us come in,” one NAF representative replies, “Yeah, it definitely sounds like something some our members would be really interested in.” The second NAF representative affirms this kickback arrangement to split the money from fetal parts as “a win-win” for the abortion clinics. As the video depicts, both NAF representatives also suggest that...

Study: Zika Virus Rarely Leads to Microcephaly, Less Than One Percent; Scientist Says Legalized Abortion Hindered Zika Research

Mar 18, 2016 … Abortion advocates have attempted to lobby and shame pro-life Latin American countries into legalizing abortion for women who may contract … Abortion advocates have attempted to lobby and shame pro-life Latin American countries into legalizing abortion for women who may contract the Zika virus. Although it has not been proven that Zika causes microcephaly and other congenital disabilities, pro-abortion groups have nonetheless assumed that it does. Apparently abortion activists think they know more about ZIKV than the medical community. Pro-abortion groups like the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and abortion device manufacturer Ipas have used the recent outbreak for promoting an anti-life agenda and have called on governments hard-hit by the Zika outbreak to “ensure that women have access to…abortion.” Yet a new study[1 – https://www.pop.org/content/abortion-never-answer-pregnant-women-zika#_edn1 ] has found that pregnant mothers who contract a Zika virus infection have a less than 1% chance of their babies developing microcephaly. The findings were recently published in a study in The Lancet medical journal. http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(16)00651-6.pdf The study used a statistical model that drew upon data from multiple samples from the Zika outbreak in French Polynesia between 2013 and 2014. The French Polynesia outbreak infected an estimated 66% of the total population. The results? Fewer than one-half of one percent (0.42%) of all Zika infections in French Polynesia in the first, second and third trimesters resulted in infants with microcephaly. Before an estimate for risk had been quantified, abortion advocates would have had us believe the risk of microcephaly was much higher than what the data shows. Recently, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad...

Scandals, PP Political Links, PP Tweets: 5 Articles (2016)

U.S. California Senate Candidate Caught in Scandal / Harris County Texas D.A. Has Questionable Link to PP, and Possible Collusion Planned Parenthood Board Member Works in Office of D.A. Who Indicted David Daleiden [26 January 2016, http://www.lifenews.com/2016/01/26/planned-parenthood-board-member-works-in-office-of-d-a-who-indicted-david-daleiden/ ] D.A. Who Indicted David Daleiden Failed to Prosecute Abortionist Who Killed Babies Born Alive [27 January 2016, http://www.lifenews.com/2016/01/27/d-a-who-indicted-david-daleiden-failed-to-prosecute-abortionist-who-killed-babies-born-alive/] Planned Parenthood Donated $81,000 to Kamala Harris, Who Ransacked David Daleiden’s Home [7 April 2016, http://www.lifenews.com/2016/04/07/planned-parenthood-donated-81000-to-kamala-harris-who-ransacked-david-daleidens-home/ ]     U.S. Senate Candidate Caught in Scandal: Commentary “Planned Parenthood’s attacks on pro-life activists make Al Capone look like an amateur.” On April 5th, California Attorney General and pro-abortion zealot Kamala Harris ordered the police to raid the home of pro-life hero David Daleiden. The police seized all of the video tapes of the Center for Medical Progress’s undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood. David’s supposed crime? Using an allegedly fake California driver’s license as an investigative reporter to expose Planned Parenthood’s illegal sale of aborted baby body parts for profit. We’ve all heard of police raids on drug dealers, mobsters, and the like, but a journalist using an undercover identity to uncover a real crime??? This is gangster-style intimidation, plain and simple. And it doesn’t stop with David. I, too, am under investigation. And any day now, I could find my door kicked in and my home ransacked just like he did! An actor’s ID is not the issue here. California turns a blind eye to millions of truly fake IDs used by illegal immigrants every day. So why did Kamala Harris use this as an excuse to raid the home of David Daleiden? Just...

Judicial Agenda: Court Forces Utah, and Texas, to Fund Planned Parenthood Even After It Sells Aborted Baby Parts

Update [ed. This judicial unraveling of state laws and states’ rights is happening at an increasing rate. Several states which defunded Planned Parenthood are being FORCED to fund this ‘non-profit’ life-destroying organization.]  A federal court temporarily thwarted Utah’s efforts to defund Planned Parenthood on Wednesday amid outrage about the abortion giant selling aborted babies’ body parts. The disappointing decision by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court reverses a federal judge’s ruling last week that gave Utah Gov. Gary Herbert the okay to take away taxpayer funding from the abortion group, The Hill reports. The court’s temporary injunction will remain in place until it hears the challenge by Planned Parenthood’s Utah affiliate, according to the report. Despite the temporary setback, Herbert spokesman Jon Cox said in a statement on Wednesday that they hope to achieve a victory in the end. “The governor is confident that once the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has the opportunity to look closely at the legal issues in this case, like Judge Waddoups, they will reach the same decision and agree that it is contrary to the public’s best interest to remove the governor’s discretion to make contract decisions on behalf of the state,” he said. The Utah abortion affiliate receives about $275,000 in taxpayer funding each year. Herbert previously said he plans to redirect the funding to community health providers “to provide the same kind of health care to women that Planned Parenthood was doing” – without funding abortions. Read remainder of article at link below. [31 Dec 2015, http://www.lifenews.com/2015/12/31/court-forces-utah-to-fund-planned-parenthood-even-after-it-sells-aborted-baby-parts/ ]   Judge Lets Utah De-Fund Planned Parenthood After It Sold Aborted Baby Parts Cutting...

She Was Determined to Abort Her Baby, But Her Husband Wanted the Baby. Here’s What Happened

Brian E Fisher, from Online for Life, tells the following story: “The day after Christmas a woman, we’ll call her Sarah, telephoned a local, life-affirming center (a local, community-based organization designed to educate families about pregnancy and options other than abortion). She had already taken two home pregnancy tests – both positive. “She had decided to abort her baby. After she had a few questions answered, the woman said she was going to call a few other clinics. The center asked permission to follow up with her in a few days, and she agreed. “Sarah called back the next day on her own, asking if she could come in for an ultrasound. She had called abortion clinics, discovered she couldn’t get an abortion appointment in her own city for a few weeks, and was preparing to go out of state so she could get the procedure done sooner. Because she needed to verify the pregnancy with an ultrasound before the abortion, she agreed to come to the life-affirming center. “Sarah came in that day with her husband, Paul. The center gave her the ultrasound and talked to her about pregnancy, the child, and her options… “The couple left. Paul wanted to have the child; Sarah was now unsure if she wanted to abort… “Several days later, the center called Paul to follow up. Paul was overjoyed to report that Sarah had changed her mind, and they were going to carry and parent their child… “Here’s the twist: Paul is a policeman. His job is to protect people, even if that means putting himself in harm’s way. Yet he had...

Nine Eye-Opening Quotes From Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards made a lot of public appearances in 2015 after her abortion business was caught selling aborted babies body parts. Head of the largest abortion business in the U.S., Richards was forced to go on the defense as Americans called for the abortion giant to be investigated and defunded of more than half-a-billion in taxpayer dollars each year. She testified before a U.S. Congressional committee and made numerous media appearances in an attempt to paint the abortion giant in a positive light. Here are just nine of Richards’ most eye-opening statements from 2015: “We do not have mammogram machines at our health centers and we’ve never stated that we did.” Richards’ quote is significant because she basically admitted to a U.S. Congressional committee in September that she lied about Planned Parenthood providing mammograms. On February 21, 2011, Richards told talk show host Joy Behar that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms: “If this bill ever becomes law, millions of women in this country are going to lose their health care access, not to abortion services, to basic family planning – you know, mammograms, cancer screenings, cervical cancer.” “Put simply: a 20-week abortion ban lacks compassion & it lacks respect.” Richards tweeted this in May after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The federal bill would end abortions on babies in the womb who feel pain – but apparently ending painful, later abortions on unborn babies is not “compassionate,” according to Richards. Richards also claimed the bill would “hurt women.” “I had an abortion. It was the right decision for me...

Some Major Victories Exposing Abortion in 2015

In January, 2015, for the first time since 2006, a pro-life Senate majority was sworn into office after hard-fought victories in the 2014 elections. In addition to defending pro-life seats, the following either ousted a pro-abortion incumbent or flipped an open seat that had previously been in pro-abortion hands: : Sens. Dan Sullivan of Alaska, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Steve Daines of Montana, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Mike Rounds of South Dakota, and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia. All of these freshman senators currently hold a 100% voting record with National Right to Life. Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed House, got first-ever Senate vote. Sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, the historic pro-life bill to protect unborn babies capable of feeling pain at 20 weeks and older passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 13, 2015 by a vote of 242-184 (with 1 present and 5 not voting). Prior to 2015, when pro-abortion Sen. Harry Reid held the majority leader post, the bill was never even considered in the Senate. On September 22, 2015, 54 senators voted to advance the bill, including 3 Democrats, while 42 voted against. Unfortunately, pro-life lawmakers fell short of the 60 votes required to invoke cloture and advance the bill.   Dismemberment Abortion Ban enacted in 2 states, introduced in Congress. An innovative new bill, based on model legislation drafted by National Right to Life, was signed into law in Kansas and Oklahoma. The law protects unborn babies from a gruesome abortion method that involves tearing...

Historic City of Selma Finally Abortion Free; Illegal Abortion Site Shuts Down

The unlicensed Central Alabama Women’s Clinic, in Selma, Alabama, has changed its name and no longer does abortions after pro-life groups caught it illegally operating as an abortion shop and exerted public pressure calling for its closure. In 2014, Fr. Terry Gensemer of CEC For Life uncovered an illegal abortion clinic in Selma, Alabama, and began efforts to stop the appalling operation. Now, the coalition of pro-life organizations that developed around those efforts has confirmed that Dr. Samuel Lett is no longer performing abortions in the city of Selma. The Central Alabama Women’s Clinic, formerly used as Lett’s back-alley abortion clinic, is now operating as a weight-loss facility. Life Legal provided overwhelming evidence of the shop’s illegal practices to the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners. Pro-life leaders from CEC For Life, Operation Rescue, Life Legal Defense Foundation, The National Black Prolife Coalition and Created Equal have been building public awareness around this illegal clinic for nearly two years. Aside from several public campaigns and a historic march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge with Alveda King, Charmaine Yoest and Star Parker, these same organizations have continued to call for state authorities to take action and prevent Lett from becoming the next Gosnell. Fr. Terry Gensemer, Director of CEC For Life, comments, “We are thankful that Dr. Lett has ceased abortions in Selma, as we know that this same kind of under-the-radar, illegal activity led to the horrors we saw in Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia clinic.” Gensemer also reports that, though Lett has ceased abortions, the coalition is still in communication with state officials regarding...

2015: A Game-Changing Year that has Advanced the Cause of Life

Operation Rescue is wrapping up an eventful and productive year, culminating with the release of our annual survey of abortion centers that revealed the good news that the national trend of closing abortion centers strongly continues. “As the old saying goes, ‘with the blessing comes the blasting.’ That was so very true for Operation Rescue in 2015,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We made remarkable headway this year, but also endured some of the worst attacks we have seen in years, probably because we were on the cutting edge and in the headlines pushing back against the agenda of the Abortion Cartel.” The Center for Medical Progress changed the game over the summer by releasing several undercover video summaries that depicted Planned Parenthood personnel at the highest levels negotiating for the sale of aborted baby body parts with undercover CMP actors posing as representatives of a biologics company. Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, served on the Board of the CMP during the nearly three-year investigation. Because of his advisory role in the project, once the first videos were released, Newman, along with CMP head David Daleiden, was sued in Federal Court by the National Abortion Federation. The NAF is attempting to keep videos related to their role in the baby body parts scandal from being made public. That lawsuit is ongoing and continues to threaten free speech and free press rights in America. Despite the attacks (both legal and in the pro-abortion media) that Newman and Operation Rescue have endured from a panicked Abortion Cartel as backlash to this project, and Planned Parenthood’s aggressive public relations campaign...

California Pregnancy Help Centers Being Forced to Advertise FOR Abortion: Several Articles

Judges Turn Away Two Injunctions to Halt California Bully Bill Pro-life pregnancy help centers are days away from having to choose between following their conscience and following a newly enacted state law in California, after two district judges denied motions for preliminary injunctions Monday. The motions were filed on behalf of a total of six life-affirming pregnancy help medical clinics—each of which are state-licensed clinics—by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) in separate cases. Judges in both cases declined to stop the so-called “Reproductive FACT Act” from taking effect Jan. 1, 2016 on constitutional grounds. The rulings set the stage for the state’s 150 pro-life pregnancy help locations—including 74 state-licensed clinics offering free limited ultrasound—to incur first-offense fines starting at $500 for refusing to post signage the organizations say forces them to advertise a pro-abortion message. [For remainder of article — http://pregnancyhelpnews.com/judges-turn-away-two-injunctions-to-halt-california-bully-bill , Heartbeat Int’l email, 28 Dec 2015]   ************************************** PREGNANCY CENTERS UNDER ATTACK ************************************** ADF, NIFLA, File Suit on Behalf of California Pregnancy Centers to Stop New Law Forcing PCs to Promote Abortion by Jay Hobbs The ink was still drying from California Gov. Jerry Brown’s pen after he signed AB 775 into law last Friday by the time Kevin Snider, lead counsel for the Pacific Justice Institute, filed a lawsuit to begin the process of striking down what pro-life opponents had called the “Bully Bill” during its path through the California legislature this summer. Citing what its president, Brad Dacus, called the new law’s “egregious violation of both the free speech and free exercise clauses of the First...

Abortion & Breast Cancer: Lies and More Lies

From the beginning, the case for legalizing abortion was a fabrication of lies. As Dr. D. James Kennedy noted in his sermon, “Lies and More Lies,” the Supreme Court was told the number of women who had died from back-alley abortions was 10,000. But Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who presided over the abortion of 60,000 babies until he could no longer live with his conscience, admitted to Dr. Kennedy that this number was pulled out of the air—made up to impress the court. Likewise, the facts of the cases of Norma McCorvey, the “Roe” of Roe v. Wade and Sandra Cano, the “Doe” of Doe v. Bolton, are nothing like the stories their lawyers told to persuade the court. Today the lies continue. Abortionists never refer to the life in the woman’s womb as a “baby.” It is a “product of conception,” “a clump of cells,” or “the fetus.” They falsely assure women they will not experience any long-term consequences from having an abortion and hide information showing that suicide, depression, and complications with future pregnancies are common after-effects of abortion. In addition, the evidence of a clear link between breast cancer and abortion, which has been known for decades, is being ignored or disputed by shoddy research that relies on faulty research designs, as Dr. Joel Brind explains in his March 2015 article in National Review, “Abortion and Breast Cancer: The Stubborn Link Returns.” [i] As Dr. Brind wrote in his article, “The first epidemiological study to show a link between induced abortion and breast cancer was published in 1957.” In 1996, when Brind led a research team that...

Ultra-Feminist Founder of Femen Brazil Declares Herself Pro-Life, Apologizes

Sara Winter once bared her chest for Femen. Now she’s fighting for the unborn Sara Fernanda Giromin first made herself known to Brazil and to the world under the alias “Sara Winter” in 2012, when she became the founding member of Femen Brazil, and led a trio of girls in a number of topless protests that garnered much media attention. However, only three years later, the young activist has done an about-face and has declared war on feminism and abortion, and is apologizing to Christians for her offensive behavior. She has also published a short book detailing the abuse and disappointment she suffered at the hands of fellow feminists. Giromin’s changing attitudes were first revealed in October of this year, when she expressed her repentance for an abortion that took the life of her first child, and acknowledged that the recent birth of her second child had changed her attitudes regarding the right to life. “I have repented of having had an abortion and today I ask for forgiveness,” wrote Giromin. “Yesterday marked one month after the birth of my baby and my life has taken on a new meaning. I’m writing this while he sleeps serenely on my lap. It is the greatest sensation in the world.” “Please, women who are desperate to abort, think carefully about it. I was very sorry I did it. I don’t want the same for you,” she added. In the months that have followed, Giromin has revealed to her readership her disillusionment with feminism and gender ideology, and has repudiated her “bisexual” orientation. She has also expressed remorse for having offended Christians...

Pennsylvania & Ohio State Funds Designated for Abortion-Alternative Pregnancy Help Centers: Two Articles

Ohio Sends $1 Million to Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Helping Women Find Abortion Alternatives Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. The state announced Tuesday that it will provide $1 million to 13 pro-life pregnancy centers in the 2016-2017 state budget, according to Ohio Right to Life. Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the budget, which included the funding, in July; but the recipients of the Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program funding were just announced this week. “Ohio is blessed to be home to more than 140 pregnancy centers that are actively assisting new mothers during and after pregnancy,” said Stephanie Ranade Krider, executive director of Ohio Right to Life. “Centers like this year’s awardees continue to show us what it means to truly care for Ohio’s most vulnerable across the span of life. They are true community leaders who will turn every dollar they’ve earned into saved lives.” These organizations provide free material assistance to pregnant women in need, as well as parenting classes for mothers and fathers alike, a service that many centers consider a core element in empowering families. Many also offer free pregnancy tests, diapers, maternity clothes, baby supplies, counseling and assistance referrals. The 13 life-affirming organizations under the Ohio Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program are located throughout the state, according to a press release from Ohio Right to Life. Elizabeth’s New Life Center, for example, operates seven women’s centers in southwest Ohio, three in Montgomery County and others in Warren, Hamilton, and Shelby Counties; and they run a mobile center at college campuses, the release states. Another recipient, Heartbeat of Toledo, also is working to expand...