The U.S. Supreme Court Didn’t Know: 16 of 17 Texas Abortion Facilities FAILED Health Inspections

When the Supreme Court tossed out certain provisions of a Texas abortion safety law earlier this year, in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, it did so without considering egregious conditions that exist in Texas abortion facilities, which prompted the passage of the contested legislation in the first place. Operation Rescue now has evidence in the form of public documents that proves 16 of 17 Texas abortion facilities miserably failed recent health and safety inspections conducted by the Department of State Health Services between August 2015, and June 2016. This information shows that Texas abortion facilities continue to pose a significant danger to the lives and health of women. It is now obvious that regulatory reforms are needed to protect women from the serious health dangers posed by Texas abortion facilities. Abortion facilities should be required not only to submit to inspections, but also pass them before Ambulatory Surgical Facility or Abortion Facility licenses are issued or renewed. “As far as I know, these inspection deficiency reports were never submitted to the Supreme Court’s consideration. The reports show us that more oversight is needed for abortion facilities, not less,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We expect conditions at Texas abortion facilities will continue to deteriorate in the wake of the Supreme Court’s errant ruling that protects abortion businesses and their sloppy, corners-cutting practices above the health and welfare of women and their babies.” The most recent inspection reports for each Texas abortion facility were obtained from the Texas Department of State Health Services in response to Operation Rescue’s Freedom of Information Act request. Violations of note within the...

My Neighbor is Abusing his Child. But It’s Okay, Though. Here’s Why.

You can imagine my shock. About a month ago, a saw a post on social media from a friend in my neighborhood, Laura, claiming that the father in the house 3 houses down from me, Marcus, is brutally beating his 4 year old son in rage. At first, I didn’t believe it. Laura has always hated Marcus for no good reason and has been out to get him any way she can. But then, she claimed she had an audio recordings proving Marcus is beating his son. Suddenly, all sorts of people on social media started sharing her posts, and the story even made it on local news. It became a local frenzy, and I couldn’t go 5 minutes on Facebook without seeing something about it. I haven’t actually listened to the recordings. Because I don’t want to dignify the propaganda with my attention, especially if it is from such a biased source. And because I know Marcus – he’s a friend and I trust him. But eventually, Marcus responded to the accusations; and I was shocked again when he admitted the recordings were true! I couldn’t believe it! But then he explained further, and I began to feel a lot better: He said he isn’t beating his son out of rage – he’s beating his son out of love and care. Because, you see, Marcus is a physical therapist. He helps people heal and rehabilitate when they are injured. When he injures his son, he studies the way his body heals itself back together. He takes notes of the way the blood in his bruises clots. He tests...

November 2011: Life Matters

     FIND PAST HOMEPAGE TOPICS UNDER "CURRENT HEADLINES" IN THE LEFT MENU…     Video: Yale Scientist Visualizes Conception to Birth Human Life Begins at Conception, Fertilization We Are Winning!  /  Campus Battles & Victories The Wisdom of Changing Minds and Saving Lives CAL THOMAS: Pictures Will Change Minds on Abortion Austin Suspends Law Targeting Pro-Life Pregnancy Resource Centers Court Orders New York to Allow "Choose Life" License Plates Report Shows Steady Decrease in Child Abuse and Neglect CEO of TX Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Accused of Medicaid Fraud Will Retire / PP Continues Falsifying Medicaid Documents ‘Let Them Cut Off Aid:’ African Countries Revolt Against UK Threat to Cut Aid over Homosexuality MOVIE — October Baby — www.Octoberbabymovie.net  My Mother Died From Breast Cancer, But I Won’t Support Komen 3 Ways to Make the Pro-Life Argument to People Who Do Not Care About the Child Stonewalling the Truth: Sebelius & Planned Parenthood / Info Sought on Planned Parenthood Records Sebelius Destroyed Komen and United Way Fund Planned Parenthood… Amazing Video: Yale Scientist Visualizes Conception to Birth Watch 9:38 minute video —  http://liveaction.org/blog/amazing-video-yale-scientist-visualizes-conception-to-birth/     Alexander Tsiaras has made a career of using advances in visualization technology to offer vivid tours of the human body. His books have taken readers inside the human heart, the kidneys and vascular system, and also human reproduction. Back in 2002, Tsiaras published From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds, a book that offers a “visual diary of fetal development.” Now, nearly a decade later, he brings that visual diary to video at a conference affiliated with TED. What’s more amazing is how he describes what...

Abortion, Depression and the Impact on Later Children (2011, PNAS/ 2009, BN)

Study: Abortion, Depression and the Impact on Later Children As a study finds brain changes in children whose mothers were depressed, we examine the research on abortion’s impact on subsequent children. Recently, researchers at the University of Montreal found that children whose mothers were depressed had changes in their brains. From the article at MedicalXpress.com:     Researchers think that brains are sensitive to the quality of child care, according to a study that was directed by Dr. Sonia Lupien and her colleagues from the University of Montreal published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The scientists worked with ten year old children whose mothers exhibited symptoms of depression throughout their lives, and discovered that the children’s amygdala, a part of the brain linked to emotional responses, was enlarged. …     “Having enlarged amygdala could be protective and increase the probability of survival,” Lupien said. The amygdala may be protective through a mechanism that produces stress hormones known as glucocorticoids. The researchers noted that the glucocorticoids levels of the children of depressed mothers who participated in this study increased significantly when they were presented with unfamiliar situations, indicating increased reactivity to stress in those children. Adults who grew up in similar circumstances as these children show higher levels of glucocorticoids and a greater glucocorticoid reaction when participating in laboratory stress tests. “What would be the long term consequences of this increased reactivity to stress is unknown at this point.” Enlarged amygdala have also been found in adopted children who were initially raised in orphanages, but not in children who were adopted early in life and by...

Scottish Homosexual Rights Activists Found Guilty of Pedophilia Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

An influential homosexual rights activist and youth group leader, and another homosexual activist, have been jailed for life for their involvement in the largest pedophile ring ever uncovered in Scotland. James Rennie, one time co-coordinator of the homosexual rights group LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Youth Scotland and a former teacher, and Neil Strachan, the former secretary of a Celtic boys club and campaigner on homosexual issues, were convicted in May on charges including sex attacks on children, conspiring to abuse children, and possessing and distributing child pornography. Rennie and Strachan were the ringleaders of the pedophile network which was uncovered in 2007 after an intensive police investigation, codenamed Operation Algebra. The investigation led to the arrest of six other men besides Rennie and Strachan, and to the seizure of over 125,000 images and videos of child abuse. Rennie, 38, was convicted of 14 offenses, including molesting a young boy who was left occasionally under his care by friends over a period of more than four years, beginning when the child was three months old. Rennie was sentenced to life with a minimum of 13 years behind bars. Strachan, 41, was convicted for nine offenses, including attempting to sodomize an 18-month-old boy and sexually assaulting a six- year-old boy. He was sentenced to life with a minimum of 16 years in prison. The judge, Lord Bannatyne, said the pair were guilty of gross and appalling breaches of trust since both men had abused children entrusted to them for babysitting by close friends. They had both photographed the abuse. “These offences involve real children and many of the photographs involve...