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June 2013: Life Matters

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Reproductive Racism & Sexism — Who’s the Racist Now? ACLU Sues to Allow Abortions Based on Gender AND Race

Nationwide Campaign Will Use Lawsuits to Bring Down the Abortion Industry

Suicide Rates Rise Sharply in U.S.

Suicide Among Adults Aged 35–64 Years — United States, 1999–2010

A Simple Way to Reduce Suicides?

The Truth About 'Bath Salts'

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month — May 2013

CDC: Testing for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection

 

The Physician’s Referral: A Death Sentence. “I am a pro-life physician, but in rare cases I will refer my patients to a clean and safe abortion clinic [sic – no such place].”

Nat'l Pro-life Group Agrees with Black Leader EW Jackson: Planned Parenthood Has Been More Lethal to Black Lives Than [Racist Group] Ever Was

California Man Gets 20 Years for Killing Pregnant Girlfriend, Unborn Child

Man Indicted Under Unborn Victims Law for Killing His Unborn Child

Adoption: A Beautiful Choice That’s MUCH Better Than Abortion

Meet Chai Ling, Another Fighter Against China’s Forced Abortion Policy

Historic Prayer Walk to Dublin Hopes to Keep Ireland Abortion Free

AAPLOG 2013: Research and Strategy

Babies Rescued From Garbage in China are Destined for It in America

Justice Ginsburg Was Right: Roe v. Wade Abortion Case Too Extreme

 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Analysis:  5 Things You Should Know About Planned Parenthood   

Planned Parenthood Fighting Parental Consent Laws Tooth and Nail

Hard Times a-Komen: Race for the Cure Canceled in 7 Cities after Planned Parenthood Controversy

OLD BUT RELEVANT… Commentary: Eric Holder’s Wife Co-Owns Abortion Business Building Run by Indicted Abortionist

Reproductive Racism & Sexism — Who’s the Racist Now? ACLU Sues to Allow Abortions Based on Gender AND Race

On May 29, the ACLU filed suit (on behalf of two civil rights groups) to stop an Arizona pro-life law. This law, passed in 2011, is designed to prohibit doctors and abortion providers from performing abortions that they know are based on the gender or race of the child.

One could reasonably assume that all Americans – and civil rights groups in particular – would oppose targeting any human being for death based simply on her gender or race. Sadly, in the face of abortion, we can no longer make reasonable assumptions.

While somewhere between 77-86% of Americans agree with banning abortions based on gender, the ACLU has determined to rebel against this basic ideal of a civilized society. To the ACLU, abortion on demand apparently means that abortion done for any reason – no matter how outrageous – must be fully supported.

It’s a sad day in America when leading civil rights groups take a stand on the side of gendercide and blatant racism. Yet this is one more horrible direction where abortion leads us.

Arizona’s law does not penalize women who seek abortions based on the gender or race of their child. It only penalizes the abortionist. Despite this obvious fact, the executive director of one of the civil rights groups the ACLU is representing stated:

    ‘This law is clearly a wolf in sheep’s clothing that purports to be about achieving equality for women when in reality it’s an attempt to control our reproductive decisions-making,’ said Miriam Yeung, NAPAWF’s executive director. ‘We hope the judgment in this case will expose the true intentions of the politicians behind these abortion bans and show unequivocally that they discriminate against women of color, Asian-American and African-American in particular.’

The only effect this law would have on women is to stop them from aborting their child based on the child’s gender or race. Women are simply not penalized under the law. Yet, the ACLU and its allies would have Americans believe that women are being targeted and discriminated against. Instead, gendercide and racism are being banned, and doctors who would knowingly kill a child for these reasons are being justly punished.

Sounds like justice, equality, and civility – not discrimination. In short, it sounds like Arizona is actually doing something that the ACLU only claims to do: defending the civil rights of unprotected human beings.

There’s a lot that could be discussed surrounding Arizona’s law and the ACLU’s suit. We could consider the ridiculousness of the ACLU’s claim that it is discriminatory to ban a certain race from killing themselves off. (Apparently, the ACLU would prefer a free-for-all when it comes to terminating one’s own race.)

We could talk about how silly it is for the ACLU to cry “discrimination” simply because the statistics seem to indicate that African-Americans and Asian-Americans will be stopped from more abortions than other races will be. (Apparently, the ACLU believes that laws shouldn’t have the effect of stopping those who might most commonly violate the law.)

But here’s the bottom line. The ACLU’s lawsuit is a perfect illustration of the outrageousness of abortion on
demand. The only way to support abortion on demand, without any restrictions, is to support it for any reason under the sun. And this obviously includes gendercide and racism.

A comment posted on the Huffington Post, below an article on the ACLU’s suit, sums up perfectly what supporters of abortion on demand truly believe:

    Snuffing out an unwanted fetus is a good thing. [For any reason. Any reason at all.]

[3 June 13, Kristi Burton Brown, LiveActionNews.org, http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/whos-the-racist-now-aclu-sues-to-allow-abortions-based-on-gender-and-race?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=985fbf59be-LifeSiteNews_com_US_Headlines_06_03_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0caba610ac-985fbf59be-326232694

 

 

Nationwide Campaign Will Use Lawsuits to Bring Down the Abortion Industry

[Click link for several video clips – http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/10/nationwide-campaign-will-use-lawsuits-to-bring-down-abortion-industry/]
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards told The Hill a couple days ago she thrives on controversy.

Well, this news should really boost her endorphins.

Pro-life group Life Dynamics has launched an ambitious campaign to educate all of the nation’s personal injury attorneys of an enormous opportunity to file civil lawsuits on behalf of child sex abuse victims and their families against abortion clinics that did not report the crime.

Abortion clinic personnel in all 50 states are mandated reporters who must notify designated state agencies of suspected child sex abuse.

A minor girl coming to a clinic for an abortion, contraception, or STD testing/treatment is evidence that a potential sex crime has been committed against that child. Abortion clinics are not to investigate themselves, they are simply to report.

If it turns out abortion clinics did not comply with the mandatory reporting statute, and the abuse continued afterward, they and individual employees are liable, as are any and all who caused the girl to go there – school districts that gave a referral, relatives, etc.

Life Dynamics has mailed this dvd to 53,000 personal injury attorneys across the country explaining the law and opportunity…

Life Dynamics has also prepared both English and Spanish ads to which PI attorneys can simply add their contact info…

Life Dynamics’ president Mark Crutcher told me his phone has been ringing off the hook since the mailing.

“I’m spending night and day talking to these people, and they’re catching the vision about what this is about and the hundreds of thousands of potential clients,” Mark told me in a phone interview this week. “We are not exaggerating when we say this may be the largest criminal conspiracy in American history. It certainly dwarfs the pedophile priest issue, for which $3 billion has thus far been shelled out for only 10-15% of the cases.”

We certainly know there’s a there there.

In 2002, Crutcher conducted the first pro-life undercover sting when having an actress posing as a 13-yr-old who had been impregnated by her 22-yr-old boyfriend call 813 Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation clinics in the U.S. An appalling 91% of those clinics expressed a willingness to cover up statutory rape.

All phone conversations were recorded and can be heard here.

Several years later Live Action found the same willingness of several Planned Parenthood clinics to aid and abet sexual perpetrators of children.

In 2011, Americans United for Life documented several actual cases of Planned Parenthoods across the country covering up child sex abuse.

There are several ways to stop abortion. One would be to sue it to death.

[10 May 2013, Jill Stanek, DC, http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/10/nationwide-campaign-will-use-lawsuits-to-bring-down-abortion-industry/  LifeNews.com Note: Jill Stanek fought to stop “live birth abortions” after witnessing one as an RN at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. That led to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act legislation, signed by President Bush, that would ensure that proper medical care be given to unborn children who survive botched abortion attempts.]

 

 

 

Suicide Rates Rise Sharply in U.S.

[Comment: As the bereaved parent of a 30 year old daughter who was able to research-and use-a suicide technique promoted by the assisted suicide enthusiasts, I am outraged that the push to legalize assisted suicide as altruistic, humane and empowering is not mentioned as a factor.
  Also, note the last paragraph from a widow. Her reasoning is obscure to me but her concern about the "stigma" for the"people left behind" is misplaced at the very least. N. Valko RN]

Suicide Rates Rise Sharply in U.S.
 
Suicide rates among middle-age Americans have risen sharply in the past decade, prompting concern that a generation of baby boomers who have faced years of economic worry and easy access to prescription painkillers may be particularly vulnerable to self-inflicted harm.

More people now die of suicide than in car accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which published the findings in the May 3 issue of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. In 2010 there were 33,687 deaths from motor vehicle crashes and 38,364 suicides. Suicide has typically been viewed as a problem of teenagers and the elderly, and the surge in suicide rates among middle-age Americans is surprising.

From 1999 to 2010, the suicide rate among Americans ages 35 to 64 rose by nearly 30 percent, to 17.6 deaths per 100,000 population, up from 13.7. Although suicide rates are growing among both middle-age men and women, far more men take their own lives. The suicide rate for middle-age men was 27.3 deaths per 100,000, while for women it was 8.1 deaths per 100,000.

The most pronounced increases were seen among men in their 50s, a group in which suicide rates jumped by nearly 50 percent, to about 30 per 100,000. For women, the largest increase was seen in those ages 60 to 64, among whom rates increased by nearly 60 percent, to 7.0 per 100,000.

While suicide rates can be notoriously difficult to interpret, C.D.C. and academic researchers said they were confident that the data document an actual increase in deaths by suicide and not a statistical anomaly. While reporting of suicides is not always consistent around the country, the current numbers are, if anything, too low. “It’s vastly underreported,” said Julie Phillips, an associate professor of sociology at Rutgers University who has published research on rising suicide rates. “We know we’re not counting all suicides.”

The reasons for suicide are often complex and officials and researchers acknowledge that no one can explain with certainty the reasons behind the rise in suicide rates. But C.D.C. officials cited a number of possible explanations for the increase, including that this generation posted higher rates of suicide during the adolescent years compared with other cohorts.

“It is the baby boomer group where we see the highest rates of suicide,” said the C.D.C.'s deputy director, Ileana Arias. “There may be something about that group, and how they think about life issues and their life choices that may make a difference.”

The rise in suicide may also stem from the economic downturn over the past decade. Historically, suicide rates rise during times of financial stress and economic setbacks. &l

dquo;The increase does coincide with a decrease in financial standing for a lot of families over the same time period,” said Dr. Arias.

Another factor may be the widespread availability of opioid drugs like OxyContin and oxycodone, which can be particularly deadly in large doses.

Although most suicides are still by firearms, officials said there was a marked increase in poisoning deaths, which includes intentional overdoses of prescription drugs, and hangings. Poisoning deaths were up 24 percent overall during the 10-year period and hangings were up 81 percent.

Dr. Arias noted that the higher suicide rates might be due to a series of life and financial circumstances that are unique to the baby boomer generation. Men and women in that age group are often coping with the stress of caring for aging parents while still providing financial and emotional support to adult children.

“Their lives are configured a little differently than it has been in the past for that age group,” Dr. Arias said. “It may not be that they are more sensitive or that they have a predisposition to suicide, but that they may be dealing with more.”

Preliminary research at Rutgers suggests that the risk for suicide is unlikely to abate for future generations. Changes in marriage, social isolation and family roles mean many of the pressures faced by baby boomers will continue in the next generation, Dr. Phillips said.

“The boomers had great expectations for what their life might look like, but I think perhaps it hasn’t panned out that way,” she said. “All these conditions the boomers are facing, future cohorts are going to be facing many of these conditions as well.”

Nancy Berliner, a Boston art historian, lost her 58-year-old husband to suicide nearly two years ago. She said that while the reasons for his suicide were complex, she would like to see more attention paid to suicide prevention and support for family members who lose someone to suicide.
[2 May 2013, Tara Parker-Pope, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/health/suicide-rate-rises-sharply-in-us.html]

Suicide Among Adults Aged 35–64 Years — United States, 1999–2010

Suicide is an increasing public health concern. In 2009, the number of deaths from suicide surpassed the number of deaths from motor vehicle crashes in the United States (1). Traditionally, suicide prevention efforts have been focused mostly on youths and older adults, but recent evidence suggests that there have been substantial increases in suicide rates among middle-aged adults in the United States (2). To investigate trends in suicide rates among adults aged 35–64 years over the last decade, CDC analyzed National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) mortality data from 1999–2010.

Trends in suicide rates were examined by sex, age group, race/ethnicity, state and region of residence, and mechanism of suicide.

The results of this analysis indicated that the annual, age-adjusted suicide rate among persons aged 35–64 years increased 28.4%, from 13.7 per 100,000 population in 1999 to 17.6 in 2010. Among racial/ethnic populations, the greatest increases were observed among American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) (65.2%, from 11.2 to 18.5) and whites (40.4%, from 15.9 to 22.3).

By mechanism, the greatest increase was observed for use of suffocation (81.3%, from 2.3 to 4.1), followed by poisoning (24.4%, from 3.0 to 3.8) and firearms (14.4%, from 7.2 to 8.3). The findings underscore the need for suicide preventive measures directed toward middle-aged populations.
[May 3, 2013 / 62(17);321-325, CDC MMWR Weekly, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6217a1.htm?s_cid=mm6217a1_e]

 

 

 

A Simple Way to Reduce Suicides
Comment: Most people don't understand how dangerous too much Tylenol (generic is acetominophen) can be, especially when combined with alcohol. I've counseled my postop patients for years about the dangers of combining narcotic pills that include tylenol (like vicodin, etc.) with over-the-counter tylenol when they go home. That can cause an accidental overdose if too much tylenol is taken in a day. Why don't more people know this?
  However, I would rather see assisted suicide deglamorized and more non-discriminatory suicide prevention and treatment before mandating blister-pack tylenol. In my opinion, this would reduce more suicides.
Nancy V.
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/a-simple-way-to-reduce-suicides/
 
Ezekiel J. Emanuel June 2, 2013

EVERY year about a million Americans attempt suicide. More than 38,000 succeed. In addition, each year there are around 33,000 unintentional deaths by poisonings. Taken together, that’s more than twice the number of people who die annually in car accidents.

The tragedy is that while motor vehicle deaths have been dropping, suicides and poisonings from medications have been steadily rising since 1999. About half of suicides are committed with firearms, and nearly 20 percent by poisoning. A good way to kill yourself is by overdosing on Tylenol or other pills. About 90 percent of the deaths from unintentional poisonings occur because of drugs, and not because of things like household cleaners or bleach.

There is a simple way to make medication less accessible for those who would deliberately or accidentally overdose — and that is packaging.

We need to make it harder to buy pills in bottles of 50 or 100 that can be easily dumped out and swallowed. We should not be selling big bottles of Tylenol and other drugs that are typically implicated in overdoses, like prescription painkillers and Valium-type drugs, called benzodiazepines. Pills should be packaged in blister packs of 16 or 25. Anyone who wanted 50 would have to buy numerous blister packages and sit down and push out the pills one by one. Turns out you really, really have to want to commit suicide to push out 50 pills. And most people are not that committed.

Sound ridiculous? Consider some data.

In September 1998, Britain changed the packaging for paracetamol, the active ingredient in Tylenol, to require blister packs for packages of 16 pills when sold over the counter in places like convenience stores, and for packages of 32 pills in pharmacies. The result: a study by Oxford University researchers showed that over the subsequent 11 or so years, suicide deaths from Tylenol overdoses declined by 43 percent, and a similar decline was found in accidental deaths from medication poisonings. In addition, there was a 61 percent reduction in liver transplants attributed to Tylenol toxicities. (Although it was a long and detailed study, some studies got a different result. One in Ireland, for example, found no reduction in overdoses.)

Not only can blister packs reduce suicide attempts by adults, but also poisonings of children. After the Food and Drug Administration required blister packaging for iron pills, which cause poisoning death in young children, the number of iron-ingestion calls to poison control centers in the country dropped by about 33 percent and the number of deaths went almost to zero.

Why haven’t we seen more blister packages? One reason is money. Manufacturers would have to redesign packaging, and the blister packaging would cost more compared with loose pills in a bottle. The other main reason is that some consumers — notably people with arthritis — might find it challenging to open the packages.

But considering the tens of thousands of deaths and emergency room visits, these reasons seem a bit feeble. Th

e packaging should be changed.

 

 

The Truth about "Bath Salts"

Matt McMillen of WebMD reports on the scary details of new street drugs taken by teens. He writes,"'Ivory Wave,' 'Purple Wave,' 'Vanilla Sky,' and 'Bliss' are among the many street names of so-called designer drugs known as 'bath salts,' which have sparked thousands of calls to poison centers across the U.S." McMillen also informs his readers that these chemical drugs have nothing to do with everyday bath salts or Epsom salt; it is strictly a street name. Read the following article to learn more about "bath salts" and where law enforcement officials see the trend going.[NAC]

 

 

 

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month — May 2013

May is designated National Physical Fitness and Sports Month to raise awareness about the important role physical activity plays in maintaining health. According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, physical activity can help control weight, improve mental health, and lower the risk for early death, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. Physical activity also can improve cardiovascular and muscular fitness (1). In 2011, however, only one in five U.S. adults participated in enough physical activity to gain substantial health benefits (2).

To achieve substantial health benefits, the guidelines recommend that adults perform at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activities (1).

The guidelines also recommend including muscle-strengthening activities that involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week. Additional information about physical activity and resources for increasing participation in physical activity are available at http://www.health.gov/paguidelinesExternal Web Site Icon and http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity.
[May 3, 2013 / 62(17);339, CDC MMWR Weekly, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6217a6.htm?s_cid=mm6217a6_e]

 

 

 

CDC: Testing for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection

In the United States, an estimated 4.1 million persons have been infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), of whom an estimated 3.2 million are living with the infection. New infections continue to be reported particularly among persons who inject drugs and persons exposed to HCV-contaminated blood in health-care settings with inadequate infection control.

In 2012, CDC amended testing recommendations to include one-time HCV testing for all persons born during 1945–1965 regardless of other risk factors. CDC is issuing this update of guidance because of
1) changes in the availability of certain commercial HCV antibody tests, 2) evidence that many persons who are identified as reactive by an HCV antibody test might not subsequently be evaluated to determine if they have current HCV infection, and 3) significant advances in the development of antiviral agents with improved efficacy against HCV.
[7 May 2013, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm62e0507a2.htm?s_cid=mm62e0507a2_e ]

 

 


The Physician’s Referral: A Death Sentence. “I am a pro-life physician, but in rare cases I will refer my patients to a clean and safe abortion clinic [sic – no such place].”

This statement brings to light the duplicity that exists in the minds of many physicians. Some physicians, who consider themselves pro-life, make abortion referrals because they feel they do not have a choice due to their employer, they feel they are doing the compassionate thing, or they have made a series of compromises to avoid the hard discussions with their patients.

A few suggested replies to this are:
“I tell my patient I cannot refer her for an abortion because I am the doctor of two patients, the mother and fetus. If I refer for an abortion, one or both of them will not come back alive and that is not good medicine.” Dr. Anita Showalter, OB-GYN
“I do not believe abortion is good medicine and I cannot refer my patients to a good abortion provider because I do not know one.” Dr. Byron Calhoun, OB-GYN

“We counsel our patients to abstain from smoking and unhealthy foods, yet we shy away from counseling them when it’s about an elective procedure that will end a life. This does not make sense.” – Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, OB-GYN
[Medical Students for Life]

Nat'l Pro-life Group Agrees with Black Leader EW Jackson: Planned Parenthood Has Been More Lethal to Black Lives Than the KKK Ever Was

Bishop EW Jackson has a clear view: "Planned Parenthood has been far, far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was. "

Today, Life Dynamics, Inc. a national pro-life organization located in Denton, Texas is releasing a statement agreeing with Bishop EW Jackson that Planned Parenthood has been more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was. 

Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortion in the U.S. 
Statistics show that every four days more African-Americans are executed by abortion than the Klan lynched in the last 150 years. 

In her autobiography, Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, a member of the racist American Eugenics Society,  wrote about a speech she gave at the Klu Klux Klan in Silver Lake, New Jersey.  She referred to the Klan as a “good group” and said that, after her speech ended, she was offered a dozen invitations to speak at other Klan events.

Sanger wrote, “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan…I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses…I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.”
(Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, p.366 Read it here http://library.lifedynamics.com//Autobiography/Chapter%2029.pdf)

To this day, Planned Parenthood has never disavowed Sanger and its highest national award is still called: The Margaret Sanger Award!

In Life Dynamics’ powerful documentary film Maafa21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America we detail Sanger’s Klan meeting and how eugenics played a role in the legalization of abortion.  In addition, Maafa21 shows how Planned Parenthood was an integral part of the eugenic sterilization boards that operated in more than 30 states.  And we document how Planned Parenthood’s founder once tried to merge the abortion giant with the American Eugenics Society.      

Our documentary also reveals how Planned Parenthood was targeted by Civil Rights movement activists in the 1960s and '70s for its involvement in a "black genocide". The film points out that since 1973, legalized abortion has been specifically aimed at the African-American population and has killed more black people than cancer, diabetes, heart disease and gang violence combined.

Mark Crutche

r, President of Life Dynamics said, “The real reason behind the legalization of abortion was racial genocide. The fact is, what the Klan could only dream about, Planned Parenthood is doing.”

View Maafa21 here — http://www.maafa21.com

Download Life Dynamics Racial Profiling by Planned Parenthood and the American Abortion Lobby here www.prolifeamerica.com

About Life Dynamics: http://www.lifedynamics.com/Pro-life_Group/
Mark Crutcher’s Bio http://lifedynamics.com/Pro-life_Group/Prolife_Activist/
[May 24, 2013, Life Dynamics.com]

California Man Gets 20 Years for Killing Pregnant Girlfriend, Unborn Child

A California man who killed his pregnant girlfriend has been sentenced to 19 years and eight months to life in prison.

http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/17/california-man-gets-20-years-for-killing-pregnant-girlfriend-unborn-child/

Man Indicted Under Unborn Victims Law for Killing His Unborn Child

History may have been made last week when federal prosecutors used the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA) to indict a man who is alleged to have killed his own unborn child. It is quite likely that this is the first use of the UVVA.

http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/19/man-indicted-under-unborn-victims-law-for-killing-his-unborn-child/

Adoption: A Beautiful Choice That’s Better Than Abortion

I will be participating in the Step Forward for Orphans March to bring awareness to the more than 10 million children around the world who live outside a family setting, in an institution, or even on the street.

http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/19/adoption-a-beautiful-choice-thats-better-than-abortion/

 

Meet Chai Ling, Another Fighter Against China’s Forced Abortion Policy

What type of woman would take on China and their One Child Policy? The same woman who led students in the protest at Tiananmen Square in 1989 and found her name on China’s most-wanted list after the government cracked down on the protest, killing and wounding thousands of Chinese citizens.
http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/06/meet-chai-ling-another-fighter-against-chinas-forced-abortion-policy/

 

Historic Prayer Walk to Dublin Hopes to Keep Ireland Abortion Free

An historic prayer walk will take place soon with participants who hope to keep Ireland abortion free, given that the government is pushing a bill that would open to the door to legal abortions for the first time.
http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/06/historic-prayer-walk-to-dublin-hopes-to-keep-ireland-abortion-free/

 


AAPLOG February 2013 CME Meeting
http://www.aaplog.org/aaplog-annual-educational-meeting/

Below are found the final narrative summaries of our 2 days of meetings. These include the research and strategy sessions that were held on Friday, Feb 22. These summaries are also available on our website.

AAPLOG 2013: Research and Strategy Meeting

The Matthew Bulfin Educational Symposium was preceded by the annual research and strategy meeting on February 22nd. New literature on preterm birth by Byron Calhoun, who reminded us that there are now 137 papers documenting a statistically significant risk for preterm birth after abortion. In a new paper by Klemetti in 2012 with impeccable data from Finland, we find that the most significant increase in risk is in very preterm birth (< 28 weeks) with 69% increased risk after >/=2 and 178% increased risk after >/=3 abortions. Joel Brind reviewed new research on the abortion breast cancer link from China, which is on the brink of a burgeoning breast cancer epidemic. Because abortion is so prevalent in China, interpretation of epidemiologic data is difficult. Women who have NOT had an abortion are atypical and higher risk in other ways, which makes comparison with more typical women with an abortion history more problematic. In a presentation on psychological effects of abortion, new research, especially the effects of coercion, was discussed by Priscilla Coleman.

Michael New, in a social science research update, reinforced that the wording of surveys can greatly affect the outcome of calculating "pro-choice" and "pro-life" percentages. A Rasmussen poll in November, 2012 appeared to contradict the historic shift of the majority of the American public from pro-choice to pro-life in a May, 2012 Gallup poll. New stated that this was just a matter of semantics, and a true shift toward the pro-life position is occurring, especially in those under 30. Donna Harrison discussed the types of abortion studies, and the difficulty of securing accurate statistics. Of note is that some studies on abortion in countries where abortion is illegal are promoted and funded by pro-abortion groups in the U.S. such as Guttmacher and IPAS, and produce distorted, biased and unreliable conclusions.

The research symposium was privileged to have two speakers from the MELISA Institute (Molecular Epidemiology for Life Sciences Accountability,
www.melisainstitute.com) in Chile, Elard Koch and Paula Aracena. After Dr. Donna Harrison discussed MELISA's new article in the International Journal of Women's Health (http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=11688) re-evaluating abortion related mortality in Mexico, Dr. Koch discussed the biological plausibility of detecting eight biological markers for pregnancy immediately after fertilization as did Dr. Aracena, who reviewed state-of-the-art proteomic approaches to identify novel biomarkers. Dr. Koch also gave an update of new research on potential embryonic and fetal interventions to reach "phenotype reprogramming" in Down syndrome babies.

The strategy portion of the meeting included Denise Burke, William Saunders, and Charmaine Yoest of AUL, and Steve Aden of ADF, reviewing judicial decisions. Anna Franzonello of AUL discussed life-related legislation; Matt Bowman of ADF reviewed conscience rights in light of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Wendy Wright, Rebecca Oas and Marie Smith updated us on the monumental efforts taking place by numerous organizations to impose abortion on developing countries, diverting resources from genuine medical needs. Mark Rienzi gave a helpful presentation for physicians preparing for depositions.

The case of a pregnant woman in Ireland who died of E. Coli sepsis was reviewed in detail by Eoghan de Faiote, who stated that reports that the woman or her husband had requested an abortion were inaccurate. Additionally, there is no evidence to date that pregnancy termination would have saved her. A virulent strain of E Coli in Ireland was the cause of this and other deaths, and there is as yet no conclusion as to the source of the bacteria. Dennis Sullivan and Gifford Grobien gave illuminating ethical analyses of this case and of difficult maternal/fetal situations. Following the strategy meeting, in a special seminar Germain Grisez engaged us in a compelling discussion of moral ways of acting in life-threatening medical conflicts, with regard to traditional Thomistic and natural law analysis.

 

 

Babies

Rescued From Garbage in China are Destined for This in America
An 88 year old woman who collects garbage for a living in China has been saving babies from infanticide since 1972.
http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/22/babies-rescued-from-garbage-in-china-are-destined-for-it-in-america/

Justice Ginsburg Was Right: Roe v. Wade Abortion Case Too Extreme

The jurisprudence of Her Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, may be only mediocre at best, but her candor deserves the highest praise.
http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/22/justice-ginsburg-was-right-roe-v-wade-abortion-case-too-extreme/

 

 

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Analysis:  5 Things You Should Know About Planned Parenthood    

1. Planned Parenthood does NOT do mammograms.

During the 2012 presidential election, the issue of Planned Parenthood offering mammograms came to a head, and Planned Parenthood turned out to be the lying team once again. Check out Live Action’s Mammosham project.

Live Action president Lila Rose summed it up well, saying:    "Planned Parenthood is first and foremost an abortion business, but Planned Parenthood and its allies will say almost anything to try and cover up that fact and preserve its taxpayer funding.

"It’s not surprising that an organization found concealing statutory rape and helping child sex traffickers would misrepresent its own services so brazenly, playing on women’s fears in order to protect their tax dollars."

2. Planned Parenthood does abortions.

What? You say, Planned Parenthood does abortions?! Yes, friends, it’s true. This turns out to be a little-known fact among young people, which is ironic given that Planned Parenthood’s most highly-targeted demographic is the very group of people who don’t know about the abortion biz within Planned Parenthood. Although more than 50% of Planned Parenthood’s abortions are done on teenagers and college-aged women, Students for Life of America reports that at least 60% of college students do not know that Planned Parenthood commits abortions. Students for Life is working hard to change that fact with its Planned Parenthood Project on college campuses across the nation.

3. Planned Parenthood commits 392 abortions for every one adoption referral it makes.

So much for “pro-choice.” Wouldn’t that involve…well…offering choices? Choices are bad for business over at Planned Parenthood, which unlike abortion, doesn’t benefit financially from an adoption referral. And that might explain why the business is so slow to proffer the adoption option. We all know that where there is no blood money, there is usually no Planned Parenthood. Source: Planned Parenthood annual report.

4. Planned Parenthood receives over a million dollars of your money – every. Single. Day.

Did you know that one of the surest ways to close PP’s doors is to extirpate its tax funding? Planned Parenthood is so reliant on government revenue, in fact, that taking it away would cut Planned Parenthood income by almost half. According to STOPP:

    Planned Parenthood’s 2010 annual report underscores its growing reliance on government funding. Elimination of that funding will result in the collapse of the abortion giant. Government funding for Planned Parenthood must be attacked on local, state, and federal levels.

 5. Planned Parenthood still receives funding from the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

It’s no secret that Planned Parenthood likes to bully its way into coffers around the nation, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation was no exception. Buckling under the pressure, Komen reneged on its short-lived decision to bar Planned Parenthood from funding while the organization was under Congressional investigation.

To fully comprehend the scope of this lunacy (that is, of funding Planned Parenthood), consider these two facts: Planned Parenthood does not do mammograms, which help to reduce breast cancer by providing early detection of potential problems, and Planned Parenthood does commit abortions, which increase a woman’s susceptibility to the condition.
[12 May 2013, Lauren Enriquez, http://liveactionnews.org/5-things-you-should-know-about-planned-parenthood/ ]

Planned Parenthood Fighting Parental Consent Laws Tooth and Nail

Parental notification laws, where a minor is required to notify a parent before obtaining an abortion, are pretty popular. Most states have some form of them, requiring either that parents be given a heads-up first, or that they are the ones to consent to the procedure. And it makes sense that voters would feel so strongly about these laws: pro-life or pro-abortion, most parents don’t want their child getting a medical procedure of any kind done without their knowledge and consent.

A minor, almost anywhere in the country, is extremely restricted as to what they can do on their own. They can’t get their ears pierced, get a tattoo, even go to a tanning bed, without a parent’s approval first. Considering all that, it makes sense that parental notification/consent laws usually enjoy widespread voter support.
Teens can’t get their ears pierced, get a tattoo, even go to a tanning bed, without a parent’s approval first. But abortion? No problem!

But for some reason, the abortion industry just cannot abide by them. They want your minor children to be able to come to them for abortions without you ever even knowing. A child can’t even go to the dentist without the parent’s approval, but getting an abortion, where a child will be a killed and the minor’s life will be at risk? Totally cool! The latest group seeking to circumvent the wishes of parents and voters is Planned Parenthood of Montana, which recently filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn two pairs of parental notification laws.

    The lawsuit filed in state District Court in Helena targets two recently passed laws:

    • One passed by Montana voters in 2012 requiring any girl under 16 to notify a parent before obtaining an abortion. The law, passed as a referendum placed on the ballot by the 2011 Legislature, took effect in January. It passed with 70.5 percent of the voters in favor.

    • A bill passed by the 2013 Legislature that would supersede the current law, requiring all girls under 18 to get notarized parental consent before having an abortion. The law is scheduled to take effect July 1.

    The suit asked District Judge Mike Menahan to block enforcement of the second law as of July 1 and void both of them as unconstitutional.

Who cares that an overwhelming majority of voters approved the first law? Planned Parenthood doesn’t like it, so by golly, it needs to be gone. It’s not like Planned Parenthood has a history of putting girls at risk by violating statutory rape laws, or giving them inaccurate medical information. Oh, wait…

As per usual, Planned Parenthood likes to pretend that they want to overturn these bills for the good of the minor. They’re just a bun

ch of big-hearted, caring folks looking out for the best interests of young girls everywhere, who might not be able to get an abortion because their parents are, like, abusive and stuff. Except, er, there are already judicial waivers present to avoid that very issue. Whoops. So what excuse do they really have, beyond that they want more young girls having abortions without their parents knowing about it, or caring about parental authority?

There is literally no other medical procedure that a minor can consent to on their own. Abortion is a purely elective procedure — a 16-year-old couldn’t decide they wanted to get breast implants without their parent’s permission first, or liposuction, or even non-elective procedures like, say, undergoing chemotherapy to treat cancer. Why, then, is abortion expected to be so different?

There is a reason that teenagers are not allowed to make virtually any major life decisions on their own. They are literally incapable of making long-term decisions and weighing risks the way that adults are. Their brains are not formed for it yet. A teenager is not likely to know that they could be sending themselves off to be butchered (just ask any number of LeRoy Carhart’s patients — or rather, their surviving families). A teenager is not likely to take the time to research fetal development and find out that the baby’s heart is already beating, or that it already has little fingers and toes.

A teenager is not likely to explore all of their options, like adoption or getting help in order to keep the baby through any number of charitable organizations, before going through with an irreversible action that, for many women, will haunt them the rest of their lives. This is why parental notification laws are needed, and are so popular. Voters like them. Parents like them. But scared teenage girls can bring in a lot of money to abortion centers, so who cares?

The only people against parental notification laws, it turns out, are pro-abortion radicals, to whom abortion is so sacred that nothing must stand in the way — not even common sense.

Learn more:

    Gallup polling shows 71% of American’s support parental consent before abortion laws

[3 June 13, Cassy Fiano, LiveActionNews.org; http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/planned-parenthood-fighting-parental-consent-laws-tooth-and-nail?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=985fbf59be-LifeSiteNews_com_US_Headlines_06_03_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0caba610ac-985fbf59be-326232694]

Hard Times a-Komen: Race for the Cure Canceled in 7 Cities after Planned Parenthood Controversy

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has announced it is cutting half of its three-day races due to poor response, a situation that a Komen spokeswoman blamed in part on the controversy over the charity's decision last year to stop, and then renew funding to Planned Parenthood.

The cities where no one will run for a cure are Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Phoenix; San Francisco; Tampa Bay; and Washington, D.C.

Last year, the Komen Foundation briefly opted to withhold more than half-a-million dollars in annual funding from the nation's leading abortion provider on the grounds that Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms. It simply refers patients to those who do, collecting a fee in the process.

Komen donations doubled in the days after cutting ties with Planned Parenthood. But after a well-orchestrated backlash that dominated national headlines for days, Komen CEO Nancy Brinker relented and restored funding before stepping down from her leadership role.

The betrayal led pro-life advocates to call for a boycott.

According to Komen, participation in the races has declined 37% over the past three years. However, Komen spokeswoman Andrea Rader told USA Today that the decline was a "little more dramatic" following the Planned Parenthood flap.

"There are some folks who will never be back and we know that, and we hope that they will support breast cancer charities because the work's important," she said.
[5 June 13, Ben Johnson, DALLAS,  http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/hard-times-a-komen-race-for-the-cure-canceled-in-seven-cities]


[ED. yet another scandal which was released just before the 2012 elections, covered up and ignored by secular media]

Commentary: Eric Holder’s Wife Co-Owns Abortion Business Building Run by Indicted Abortionist

While they were digging through online records of Georgia abortion businesses, they stumbled on the fact that Attorney General Eric Holder’s wife Sharon Malone Holder (both pictured right) co-owns with her sister an Atlanta area abortion clinic building.

The building is located at 6210 Old National Highway, College Park, Georgia.
The business itself is called Old National GYN. Click on deed above and see below…

[31 October 2012, Jill Stanek. To view these and remainder of this article from 31 October 2012, just prior to the election , click — http://www.lifesitenews.com/blog/breaking-eric-holders-wife-co-owns-abortion-clinic-building-run-by-indicted/ ]