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January 14, 2014

Pope Speaks Out on 'Horrific' Abortions

Pope Francis decried abortion as a sign of a wasteful modern culture that treats goods and people, including unborn children, as easily discarded commodities. In the annual papal "state of the world" speech delivered to diplomats, Francis said the denial of human dignity was a threat to world peace, and cited the problems of hunger among the have-nots and food waste among the haves. Read more...

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January 03, 2014

MSNBC’s Mitchell Cheers On Planned Parenthood

On her January 2 Andrea Mitchell Reports program, Mitchell kicked off the new year with a friendly strategy session with Richards, with Justice Sonia Sotomayor's temporary stay on a contraception mandate serving as the news hook. After allowing Ms. Richards to state her opinion on Sotomayor’s ruling, the MSNBC host then went into activism mode, asking her guest, "Is there anything that Planned Parenthood or other advocates can do for women's rights and women's rights to contraception?" Read more...

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December 13, 2013

License Plates Raise $19 Million Nationally

Although pro-choice organizations have fought to keep them off the road, as of now 29 states give drivers the option to ‘Choose Life’ on their license plates. Russell Amerling, the National Publicity Coordinator for Choose Life America, realizes the vast potential of having pro-life license plates on our nation’s highways as an inexpensive way to promote a culture of life. He once spoke with a billboard salesman about the significance of miniature advertisements on the road, especially considering the costly expense of renting billboard space. Read more...

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January 19, 2013

Abortion 40 Years After Roe v. Wade

The 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which was handed down on Jan 22, 1973, comes as states have added more and more restrictions -- 43 state laws passed last year and 92 passed in 2011, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a group that does extensive research on abortion. Just three weeks ago, Texas defunded all Planned Parenthood clinics in the state – many of which do not perform abortions -- for being affiliated with an organization that advocates them. Read more...

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January 15, 2013

Generation Life Spreads Pro-Life, Chastity Message

The National Catholic Register has published a profile of the work of Generation Life, an organization whose 16 missionaries speak to 25,000 youth annually about chastity and respect for life. "We're fighting abortion by promoting the virtue of chastity," said Christine Barba, the organization's executive director. "At the root cause of the culture of death is a lack of understanding of our body and our procreative powers." Read more...

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May 27, 2012

Abortion Survivor Urges Mothers to Choose Life

Claire Culwell was faced with challenges even before her birth. At the age of 13 her mother became pregnant and chose to have an abortion. What her mother didn't know at the time is that she was pregnant with twins. Sometime later she returned to an abortion clinic to find out the news, where she was told it was too late to have a second abortion. Placed on life support at birth, Culwell dealt with some difficult health issues -- including dislocated hips and feet turned inward. Despite the challenges, she's grateful to have lived to tell her story. Read more...

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Support for Abortion Rights Dropping

It appears pro-choice isn't a popular stance these days. A Gallup poll showed only 41 percent of Americans favor abortion rights. That's the lowest number in Gallup poll history. The poll also shows most people think abortion should be legal under certain circumstances. Read more...

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May 04, 2012

Operation Rescue Says It Has Patient Records

The leader of a Kansas anti-abortion group says un-redacted abortion records it received recently aren't the first to be discovered by the confidential informant who provided them. Operation Rescue president Troy Newman told The Associated Press that the same man found similar records last summer and turned them over to the state, but it did nothing. Newman says the man two weeks ago gave his group the records of 86 female patients treated in April at a Kansas City, Kan., clinic. He says the man didn't say how he got the records but that he claimed he obtained them legally. Read more...

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March 29, 2012

'October Baby' Rejected By Major Studios, Blitzes Box Office

"The Hunger Games" wasn't the only film to hit box office paydirt this past weekend. Although it only opened in 390 theaters, the anti-abortion drama "October Baby," starring John Schneider,earned the second-highest-per-screen average, bringing in almost $2 million in ticket sales. "I was shattered when I first learned about the story. I was moved and mesmerized. I wasn't an activist, I was just someone who was shattered by the truth," director Jon Erwin told FOX411's Pop Tarts. "Here is our little film, small budget, in the top ten (at the box office). We are thrilled, blown away." Read more...

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March 14, 2012

Birth-Control Rule Debate Intensifying

New polling data are sparking a vigorous debate over whether an Obama administration rule requiring employers to offer free birth control is a political winner for the White House, particularly among women, as many Democrats have assumed. Two new surveys, one by The Wall Street Journal/NBC News and the other by the New York Times/CBS News, show overall opposition to the rule's requirement that religious institutions offer contraceptive drugs free of charge. Read more...

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March 10, 2012

Papers Reject 'Doonesbury' Abortion Law Strip

A national syndicate will offer replacement "Doonesbury" comic strips to newspapers that don't want to run a series that uses graphic imagery to lampoon a Texas law requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion, executives said. A handful of newspapers say they won't run next week's series, while several others said the strips will move from the comics to opinion pages or websites only. Read more...

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March 08, 2012

$9 Birth Control Contradicts Sandra Fluke

Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke famously testified on Feb. 23 that contraception can cost her fellow students $3,000 over three years. But less than three miles from campus is a Target retail store that sells monthly birth control pill packs to consumers whose insurance plans do not cover contraception. The cost? Just $9. For law students who choose to use contraception for those three years, that would mean spending $324, CNS News reported. That’s a far cry from what Fluke testified it would cost. Read more...

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March 05, 2012

Limbaugh Wimps Out on 'Slut' Comment

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh apologized to women's contraception activist Sandra Fluke for his "insulting word choices" after calling her a "slut" and a "prostitute" after her testimony before Congress. "My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices," Limbaugh said in a statement released on his website. Read more...

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February 16, 2012

Abortion and the False 'False Dilemma' Fallacy

I was not surprised to read the "analysis" of Joyce Arthur, the founder, coordinator and national spokesperson of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC), of the recent surveys that Angus Reid Public Opinion has conducted on the topic of abortion. It is common for people who represent lobby groups and associations with a solitary goal to express doubts when they realize that, to their astonishment, not all Canadians agree with the point of view they have chosen to defend. Read more...

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February 09, 2012

Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose Obama Mandate

Polling data from Rasmussen shows a majority of Americans oppose the mandate the Obama administration put into place to force religious employers to pay for insurance coverage that includes birth control and drugs that can cause abortions. Some 50 percent of those polled said no while 39 percent of Americans agreed. Read more...

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Pro-Life Program Sparks Controversey

A residence hall event at Seton Hall University honoring the lives of unborn children held in Serra Hall on Jan. 31 has sparked controversy. Megan Jones, resident assistant on the second floor of Serra Hall, titled the event "Happy Birthday… Make A Wish." Dur­ing the event, the 11 participants created birthday cards for un­born children, discussed spiritual adoption, vieweed videos from the perspective of an aborted fetus and listened to a rap song of a father regretting his significant other's abortion. Read more...

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February 08, 2012

Media Clearly Favored Planned Parenthood

If you've followed the media frenzy surrounding the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation's decision — which it backpedaled from, with an apology, after a wave of frankly brutal coverage — to discontinue about $700,000 in funding for Planned Parenthood, you would think all these millions of anti-abortion Americans simply do not exist. From the nightly news shows to print and online media, the coverage's tone alternated between wonder and outrage — wonder that anyone could possibly find Planned Parenthood even remotely controversial and outrage that the Komen foundation had "politicized" the cause of women's health. Read more...

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Komen Official Quits Planned Parenthood Dispute

A high-ranking official resigned from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity after a dispute over whether the group should give funding to Planned Parenthood, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press. Karen Handel, the charity's vice president for public policy, told Komen officials that she supported the move to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood. She said the discussion started before she arrived at the organization and was approved at the highest levels of the charity. Read more...

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February 06, 2012

Komen Reverses Stance on Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a breast-cancer advocacy organization, reversed its decision to end $680,000 in funding for Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc., and said it is changing its grant criteria as a result of controversy over the original ruling. After Komen's decision to end the grants became public, Planned Parenthood raised about $3 million in pledges from more than 10,000 donors, Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood's president, said in a call with reporters. Komen announced its reversal in a statement today with an apology "to the American public" from Chief Executive Officer Nancy Brinker. Read more...

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February 03, 2012

AMA Claims Ultrasound Law 'Dangerous'

Texas' new abortion sonogram law requires that woman receive a sonogram at least 24 hours before an abortion and that the doctor plays the sound of the baby's heartbeat for the mother and gives her the option to view the ultrasound. Seems easy enough, but abortionists are furious, stating that the law will mean women will have to wait longer for their abortion, schedule two trips to the clinic instead of one, and force clinics to have the high-demand abortionist on hand to do the sonogram. Read more...

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February 01, 2012

Charity Halts Grants to Planned Parenthood

The nation's leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates — creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between two iconic organizations that have assisted millions of women. The change will mean a cutoff of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants, mainly for breast exams. Planned Parenthood says the move results from Komen bowing to pressure from pro-life activists. Komen says the key reason is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress. Read more...

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January 26, 2012

Graphic Pro-Life Ads Set for Super Bowl?

Racy ads are nothing new for Super Bowl fans, but those tuning into the game this year may need to prepare themselves and their families for a graphic anti-abortion ad sponsored by a presidential candidate. Pro-life candidate Randall Terry is a life-long Republican who has placed himself on the Democratic ticket against President Barack Obama to ensure he could run the ads. Terry said the images are horrific and will upset people, and these images should show people that abortion shouldn’t be legal. Read more...

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Study Claiming Abortion Safer Than Birth Flawed

Hundreds of news articles appeared this week claiming, once again, that the best medical evidence shows that abortion is safer than childbirth. The rash of articles were all tied to a blatant piece of propaganda published in Obstetrics and Gynecologyby Dr. David Grimes, an abortion provider and chief propagandist for “medical proof” of abortion’s safety. The new study repeats the same discredited practice of simply comparing nationally reported maternal mortality rates with Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported deaths associated with abortion. Sounds reasonable, until you learn that there is no accurate or formal mechanism for reporting abortion-related deaths. Read more...

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Poll: 51% of Canadians Support Abortion

A new poll that highlights the complexity of Canadians’ views on abortion finds only 51% of Canadians favour any limitations at all on the procedure – even as 60% favour a law restricting gender-based abortion. The Angus Reid Opinion Poll of 1,001 online participants across the country was released Thursday. In particular, when female respondents were asked if they favoured any abortion restrictions, 53% said yes. Then asked if there should be laws governing whether women could abort a fetus based “solely on the gender,” 66% of women agreed. Read more...

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