Miracle Child Once Scheduled For Abortion At Tiller’s Now Goes To Abortion Site To Save Lives

Donna Joy and her mom helped pass the Federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban in 2003 and Delivered Petition to U.S. Supreme Court Justices In 2007 Donna Joy Vance has been called a life spared to impact a nation. She certainly has done that in her young life, having appeared at Congressional Hearings in support of a Federal ban on Partial Birth Abortions and in the process, made friends with some of the most influential politicians in Washington, DC. Last year, Donna Joy hand delivered the 2007 Kansas Coalition For Life Signature Ad to all nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices, the first time in the history of the High Court that they have accepted such a petition. Yet, Donna Joy was once scheduled for abortion at Tiller’s late-term abortion mill after having been prenatally diagnosed with severe fetal anomalies — conditions the doctors said were “incompatible with life.” Thankfully, her mother refused the abortion. Today, Donna Joy is very much alive and will join her mother, Lori, outside Tiller’s abortion site where they hope to help other women choose life for their pre-born babies. Tiller specializes in late-term abortion for fetal anomaly, even though Kansas law prohibits such abortions after 22 weeks. He currently faces 19 criminal charges for committing illegal late-term abortions and a grand jury investigation that could net additional indictments. Donna Joy and her mother Lori Vance will be available for comment to the media outside Women’s Health Care Services located at 5107 E. Kellogg in Wichita, KS, today, Thursday, May 15, at Noon. This will be the first time Donna Joy has visited Tiller’s abortion clinic....

Lawsuits Against Partial-Birth Abortions Show Abortion Advocates Lied about the Health Exception

April 18 marked the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Gonzales v. Carhart, in which it rejected legal challenges to the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. While opponents of the ban claimed numerous lawsuits would be brought forth to challenge the Supreme Court’s ruling, thus far no challenges have been filed. One of the four justices who dissented in the Gonzales ruling to uphold the ban, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, expressed her expectation of challenges. She claimed they would “be mounted swiftly, to ward off serious, sometimes remediable harm, to women whose health would be endangered by the prohibition.” Ginsburg also claimed “the record already includes hundreds and hundreds of pages of testimony identifying ‘discrete and well- defined instances’ in which recourse to an intact D&E [partial-birth abortion] would better protect the health of women with particular conditions.” The lack of challenges in the past year sheds serious doubt on the validity of the testimony and claims of abortion advocates regarding partial birth abortion. Edward Whelan, President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, wrote in a recent National Review article that the ban appears safely constitutional long-term. “In bringing an as-applied challenge, the abortion industry would have to show (in the Court’s words) that, ‘in discrete and well-defined circumstances, a particular condition has or is likely to occur in which the procedure prohibited by the Act must be used’ to ‘ protect the health of the woman,'” he said. “It hasn’t dared even to try to do so,” Whelan wrote. In his article, Whelan explained that, when the Supreme Court declared a state ban...