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...

Planned Parenthood’s December 2015 Report

In the past year, Planned Parenthood’s health services for women SPIRALED DOWNWARD by 11% in one year. Private support for the abortion monster PLUNGED by $38.3 million. PP significantly INCREASED its facilities that commit medication abortions in a desperate attempt to stabilize its abortion numbers. But our government INCREASED funding for PP by ANOTHER $25.3 million. In a press release issued yesterday, ALL’s Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP) program reported that the number of patients at PP centers dropped to the lowest annual number reported by PP since 1998. Most important, however, is STOPP’s unique effectiveness in forcing the closing of PP facilities. ALL Vice President Jim Sedlak states: “What this Planned Parenthood Annual Report shows is that, despite the inaction on taxpayer funding at the federal level, the foes of Planned Parenthood are having a significant effect on PP by closing down clinics all across the country. STOPP will continue to work with local people to peacefully and prayerfully cause such discontent with Planned Parenthood at the grassroots level that it will have no choice but to close its doors forever.” As a result, the number of abortions committed by PP has declined to the lowest since 2007. Support the EFFECTIVE, GRASSROOTS, LOCAL efforts of STOPP and ALL that isolate individual PP facilities and overwhelm them with local opposition. [29 Dec 2015, ALL email,...

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...

REPORT: 160K Children Rescued from Abortion Are Celebrating Their First Christmas

A group of children a year old and younger matching the size of cities like Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Tempe, Ariz., are celebrating their first Christmas, in 2015, thanks to the work of local staff and volunteers at pro-life pregnancy centers, according to statistics released by Heartbeat International. The numbers, published in the first-annual Life Trends Report, draw only from Heartbeat International’s 1,300 locations in the U.S., but point to 160,000 lives rescued from the threat of abortion in 2015 alone. Overall, there are 2,500+ life-affirming pregnancy help centers and medical clinics in the U.S., including those who affiliate with Heartbeat International, Care Net, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), Life Matters Worldwide and local organizations who do not affiliate with broader networks. Adding in the number of mothers who have chosen life for their babies in 2015 at pregnancy centers and medically licensed pregnancy clinics not affiliated with Heartbeat International, the number of lives saved would jump to 300,000—the size of Pittsburgh or Cincinnati. [For rest of article — http://pregnancyhelpnews.com/report-160k-children-rescued-from-abortion-celebrating-first-christmas , Heartbeat Int’l email, 28 Dec...

5 Terrible Things Americans Learned About Planned Parenthood in 2015

Americans learned a lot of terrible things about Planned Parenthood this year, but these five just might take the cake. When it comes to the abortion giant – who receives $1.5 million per day of our own hard-earned money – we can’t afford to turn a blind eye. 1) Planned Parenthood wants abortions to be “plentiful.” No doubt you’ve heard the “safe, legal, and rare” slogan that pro-choice leaders often throw around. Well, Planned Parenthood dispelled that myth through a tweet it sent out just this month: Planned Parenthood – the organization that performs a third of abortions in the U.S. – would actually love abortion to be “plentiful.” This is way out of whack with most Americans’ feelings on the matter. Even many pro-choice Americans believe abortion should be rare, not “plentiful.” Not so Planned Parenthood. After all, the average 10-week abortion brings in about $450-$600, and the median charge for a 20-week abortion is $1,500, so bring on the cash. 2) Planned Parenthood knows abortion takes the life of a baby. Annabelle, at 8 weeks, 5 days old. Her mother shared her beautiful story and photos here, illustrating the absolute humanity of all preborn children. In a shocking admission, Dr. Savita Ginde – abortionist and Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains – said on tape, “It’s a baby.” Who was she speaking of? A picked apart little human baby who had just been aborted (probably by her) at her clinic. In the same discussion, Ginde explained: “Here’s the heart. My fingers will smoosh it if I try to pick it up....