A Michigan abortion centre had to admit in court that the efforts of a pro-life group called Red Rose Rescue changed the minds of 12 women who were scheduled for an abortion. The abortion centre demanded restitution for losing profits but lawyer Robert Muise of the American Freedom Law Centre (AFLC) argued that, “harm was not recoverable”, because the women could have decided to choose life instead of abortion. The abortionist had to admit under oath that many lives were rescued the day these courageous pro-lifers entered the abortion centre. Judge Marc Barron of the 48th District Court agreed and denied the prosecutor’s and abortion centre’s request for restitution.
Facebook is getting more and more backlash from the pro-life movement over its censorship of pro-life content. Social media users have been informed about a new company working with a late-term abortion clinic processing its “medical waste,” which is the bodies of unborn babies killed in abortions up to birth. Facebook has been caught removing the posts when people try to post or share the article. The story calls on pro-life advocates and other concerned citizens to contact the company and urge it to stop doing business with the late-term abortion clinic. However, Facebook is censoring the story and prohibiting Facebook users from posting it calling it spam and claiming that it “violates Facebook’s community standards.” The social media giant provided no other evidence or information backing up is allegation that the story was spam or a violation of its standards.
Catholic hospitals in Ireland are taking a strong stand against a government proposal that would force them to abort unborn babies. The Irish Catholic bishops’ conference recently published a code of healthcare ethics that states Catholic hospitals cannot perform abortions. “Faithful Catholics will make no compromise on the issue of abortion with the spirit of this evil age,” Father Patrick McCafferty said. “Abortion is a matter of life or death. To intentionally terminate the most defenceless among us, is indicative of what is at the heart of human society, which must be rejected and opposed at every turn.”
The Argentina Senate voted against legislation that would legalize abortions on unborn babies up to 14 weeks of age and older in some circumstances. Senators voted 38-31 against the measure. Argentina currently prohibits unborn babies from being aborted except in cases of rape, severe disabilities or threats to the mother’s life. Doctors across Argentina were fighting against the pro-abortion bill that could punish them for refusing to abort unborn babies. 300 hospitals and medical groups across the country announced their opposition to the legislation because of a lack of conscience protections.
A new study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry analyzed data on 877 000 women, including 164 000 who had an abortion, and found that women who had an abortion experienced an 81% increased risk for mental problems, 34% are more likely to develop an anxiety disorder, 37% are more likely to experience depression, 110% are more likely to abuse alcohol and 155% are more likely to commit suicide. Every year approximately 42 million women worldwide end their pregnancies through abortion. Nearly 68 000 women die from abortions each year making it one of the leading causes of maternal mortality.
The University of New Mexico has announced that it is suspending its human foetal tissue experimentation program after it determined that researcher Robin Ohls violated the university’s Health Sciences Centre policy regarding aborted baby remains it obtained from Southwestern Women’s Options, one of the few facilities in America that openly conducts abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy. UNM and Southwestern Women’s Options, which was the sole supplier of aborted baby remains to the UNM Health Science Centre, are under investigation by the U.S Department of Justice for the illegal sale of aborted baby remains for “valuable consideration,” which is a Federal crime. The outcome of the investigation is pending.
According to a study from Ushma D. Upadhyay, a professor at the University of California, at least 27,941 women went to an emergency room after abortions from 2009 to 2013. Although abortion supporters say abortion is much safer today, fatalities still occur. Researchers used data from a sample of 947 to 964 hospitals with a focus on girls and women from 15-49. About 20 percent of emergency room visits by women who had suffered complications from an abortion were cases that required a transfusion, surgery or inpatient stint. About 22 percent of all cases resulted in hospital admission. Women need to be made aware of the risks said Students for Life of America spokesperson Matt Lamb.
Abortionist Robert Rho pleads guilty to charges of Criminal Negligent Homicide for causing the death of Jaime Morales, 30, during a botched second trimester abortion. Rho has been performing abortions for over 23-years and has committed about 40,000 abortions. He was known for cutting corners to save time and money but his short-cuts proved fatal for Jaime. He aborted the 26-week baby in just one day instead of the recommended 2-3 days. Because of this he inflicted serious injuries on Ms. Morales and instead of calling an ambulance for his haemorrhaging patient he clamped her cervix to conceal the internal bleeding. Despite her drifting in and out of consciousness due to blood loss Rho released Ms. Morales from his abortion facility and she died just hours later. Operation Rescue reported on Rho’s trial throughout the three week proceedings where he pled to a lesser charge just moments before the jury verdict on a more serious charge of manslaughter. If convicted on that charge he could have spent up to 15 years in prison.
Pro-choice and abortion groups are increasingly unhappy about the science that demonstrates the unborn child can experience pain by the 20th week. They are not happy with ultrasound which gives an abortion-minded woman or girl a chance to see the baby whose existence they are bent on ending. At five month gestational age babies have 10 fingers and 10 toes, they can yawn, stretch, make faces – and they can feel pain. Never mind the “cutting edge science” that is undercutting one pro-abortion delusion after another. What is acceptable to them is that in one wing of a hospital doctors and nurses are doing everything to save babies while in another wing of the same hospital an abortionist is about to kill a baby of the exact same age.
A study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts observed the effect of the sound of a mother’s voice and heartbeat on premature babies. Researchers followed 40 babies who were born extremely prematurely, between 25 and 32 weeks gestation, who were randomly assigned to two groups. Researchers played audio recordings of “maternal sounds,” including the mother’s voice and heartbeat to one group and exposed ambient hospital noise without any audio recordings to the other. “Results show that new-borns exposed to maternal sounds had a significantly larger auditory cortex compared with control new-borns receiving standard care.” Although this notable difference in the auditory cortex occurred, other areas of the brain were not significantly different between the two groups, indicating that the mother’s voice had a unique effect on the baby’s development of hearing.
A federal judge has ruled in favour of Christian colleges in Michigan and Iowa which now exempts them from paying for abortion and contraception-related services. Many Christians feel that providing coverage for morning-after or week-after pills violated their religious freedoms. U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett issued a permanent injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from enforcing the 2011 Obamacare mandate. The mandate had required employers to provide coverage for abortion inducing drugs and contraception regardless of their religious or moral beliefs.
Nine abortion practitioners in the state of Indiana have been caught failing to report child sex abuse in cases where they aborted the babies of young girls. In Indiana it’s a crime for a person 18 or over to engage in any sexual activity with a child under age 16 but nine abortion practitioners apparently failed to file such reports in 48 cases involving girls as young as 12-years-old. The alleged 48 instances of failure to report occurred since July 1, 2017 has further victimized children suffering at the hands of their perpetrators. “Possible cover-up of child sexual abuse cannot be tolerated. An immediate suspension of licenses for abortion facilities may be in order pending a complete investigation,” said Cathie Humbarger, Vice President of Policy Enforcement for Indiana Right to Life.
Amnesty International will be debating proposals to tackle the “devastating” human rights consequences of “misguided” attempts by countries to criminalize and restrict abortion. “We want to make sure we are well placed to fight for the human rights of millions of people whose lives are impacted by how governments criminalize or restrict access to abortion” said Tawanda Mutasah, Amnesty International’s Senior Director for Law and Policy. The fact remains that whether you kill a baby pre-birth or after it is born that you are taking the life of a human being and taking away their right to life in order to have your “rights” upheld. They say unsafe abortions are one of the leading causes of maternal death worldwide. Let’s not forget that abortion is one of the leading causes of mass murder worldwide, putting around 50 million babies to death, per year, so that the mother can have the right to kill for convenience, legally.
The USA has told the World health Organization (WHO) to stop its abortion activism, respect the international agreement reached on sexual and reproductive health and that abortion is not a human right. Kevin Moley the assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations announced that the U.S delegation has “deep concerns” about the activities of the WHO Human Reproduction program and that the U.S. is “re-evaluating” its support. The USA also pointed out that the program gives “elevated status” to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), “seemingly to the exclusion of other viewpoints.” Dr. Alma Golden, representing the U.S. Agency for International Development, among the top funders of development in the world, told the assembly, “We have stated clearly, and on many occasions, consistent with the International Conference on Population and Development Program of Action, that we do not recognize abortion as a method of family planning, nor do we support abortion in our reproductive health assistance. The term sexual and reproductive health does not include the promotion of abortion nor do we recognize an international right to abortion.” Abortion activists have been making a case to try keeping abortion a right so that it trumps international laws on abortion in the context of crisis and conflict. Delegates at UN headquarters in New York negotiated a humanitarian resolution in the General Assembly where the U.S. worked to keep sexual and reproductive health out of the agreement. The U.S. will face the issue, and European and Canadian opposition, again at the G-7 Summit in Canada.
As a result of Pro-Life group Live Action’s video series and investigation report, 56 members of congress have called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to investigate Planned Parenthood (PP). The video series by Live Action exposes PP’s repeated failure to inform law enforcement of suspected human trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and girls. Live Action also released a report of recorded cases that details how PP refuses to report men who brought in girls as young as twelve for abortions and how PP enabled their abusers to continue raping them. Last year, a separate investigative report by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) exposed Planned Parenthood’s selling of aborted baby body parts.
According to Google search statistics Nigeria and Ghana are the 2 countries with the highest search interest in Misoprostol. Alongside abortion pills women are also turning to search engines to source alternative methods to self-induce abortions. Of the 25 countries with highest search interest in Misoprostol, 11 are in Africa and 14 are in Latin America. This only shows that a more comprehensive approach is needed when it comes to abortion. Education coupled with law reform is the right approach to take regarding the Sanctity of life of the unborn child. A holistic approach is necessary to make sure mothers are informed about the personhood of the unborn child.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has released proposed regulations to block Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from receiving Title X family planning funds, as well as ban any abortion referrals. Clinics receiving Title X funds also would be required to keep records of specific actions taken to encourage family participation in a minor seeking abortion - unless it's suspected that the minor is a victim of sexual abuse. The proposed regulations focus on issues of sex trafficking, child abuse, molestation, incest, rape and domestic violence by mandating annual training for grantee clinics and setting up site-specific protocols to protect victims.
The Bridgehead shared a short video excerpt from an Irish television show on which John McGuirk from Save the 8th Campaign shares why he opposes removing the right to life for unborn babies. Browsing the UK abortion statistics for 2016, 11 babies were lethally injected into the heart through the womb for having a cleft pallet, 141 babies were lethally injected and delivered dead for being twins and the parents only wanting one child – not two In Australia parents were expecting twins but one of the two had a heart defect and they chose to abort the child only for the doctor to abort the healthy baby instead. Mr McGuirk finished off by saying “when you legalize abortion; you changed the culture of a country – utterly. You change the way we think about life, you change the way we as a society relate to each other so that absolutely horrifying things can be done behind closed doors to unborn children who would otherwise, in a couple of weeks, be living, breathing human beings and no one asks about it.”
In 2013 a former nurse at Planned Parenthood (PP), Joyce Vasikonis, testified that the abortion giant was only focused on maximising profits and was not at all health care for women. Numerous health codes were violated in Wilmington location and were reported to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) but the Federation never tried to solve the situation. Abortion clinics are endangering the lives of many women and more and more doctors, nurses and women who have had abortions or performed them have changed their mind about ending the life of a baby.
Since 2011 more than 400 restrictions on abortion procedures have been chipping away at the horrible killing of millions of babies each year. These restrictions are being pushed by determined Pro-Life groups and even pro-choice groups have acknowledged these efforts of Pro-life groups and find them threatening. Susan Inman an advocate for women’s rights believes that a woman should have the constitutional right to end the life of her baby. But no one should have the right to end the life of another human being and make abortion a form of contraception. Women should decide before sexual activity whether or not they are willing to have children.
A group of Pro-Life doctors, nurses and midwives made their voices heard at the Save the 8th Campaign. Ann Flynn assistant director of nursing at St Vincent’s hospital, Dublin, has said, “There has been no impact assessment, no costing, no survey of staff to find out who might be willing to partake in abortions, no survey of hospitals where the service can be carried out. Hospitals can’t cope with the extra surgical procedure,” and she also expects many staff would object to performing abortions. Dr Neil Maguire, a GP based in Navan, County Meath, says he suspects those doctors who vote ‘yes’ to abortion have been working in environments where the society normalised abortions.
In an article by Health24 access to abortion is said to be extremely limited and that this limitation forces many women to seek unsafe, illegal abortions in South Africa, causing them to experience procedure complications and even death. However, many health care workers are refusing to perform abortions because it brutally ends the life of a baby and the mother will have complications whether abortion is made legal or illegal. Doctors and nurses have good reason to refuse abortion since the procedure is medically and psychologically not in the best interest of the mother. This is why so many states in America are resisting and changing their minds about abortion and so should South Africa.
In this 11-minute debate a few interesting points on abortion are raised. First is the argument where the government should not have the right to tell a woman what to do with her body when she is pregnant. However, when a murderer chooses to kill someone we can agree that the government has the right to stop them and the same should apply to the unborn baby. Secondly, the argument of pro-choice groups are strikingly similar to slavery arguments in that someone gets to define human life based on their emotional or financial state, which is a dangerous place to be. The pro-life argument is very simple and clear and the pro-choice groups try and make it complicated so that they can make it morally and emotionally more acceptable to abort the unborn child. When pro-choice people say they had to make a very difficult decision to abort their baby - it tells us that they know they are doing something wrong and that it has moral weight.
Iowa passed a bill that would prohibit abortion after the baby’s heartbeat is detected at 6 weeks of pregnancy. State Rep. Shannon Lundgren (R), while speaking on the House floor, called the bill “a courageous step” that sends the message that Iowa “will defend its most vulnerable, those without a voice - our unborn children.” The bill would require women seeking an abortion to first have an ultrasound, at which time a physician would detect whether there is a heartbeat. The bill also would prohibit someone from acquiring, providing, receiving or using baby body parts in Iowa. A violator could be charged with a Class C felony.
The Irish Mirror reports on a poll that found a major drop in support for the pro-abortion campaign. Ireland has been under great pressure to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which protects unborn babies’ right to life. Pro-Life Irish families have been knocking on doors across Ireland to urge voters to consider the life of the unborn and to make known the consequences of abortion. Despite biased media and illegal donations, the efforts of Pro-life groups are changing minds.
Thousands of Argentineans’ filled the streets in 200 cities across the country to March for life against a bill that would permit the killing of babies up to nine months! The march was promoted and included free ultrasounds for pregnant women and collections of donations for charities that help mothers in distress. 50,000 people marched in the capital of Buenos Aires and other cities reported seeing crowds of up to 20,000 participants in the “Great Rally for Life” under the theme “Save them both”. The bill is currently being debated in Argentina’s lower house, the Chamber of Deputies.
A pro-life group called Live Action posted a three and a half minute video of a social experiment on abortion supporters. In the video they asked abortion supporters to watch a clip on the medical procedure which resulted in all of them changing their minds. Watching the abortion procedure video by former abortionist, Anthony Levatino, was enough to change their stance on abortion for good. This also tells us that many abortion supporters do not fully understand the implications of abortion on the mother or what is happening to the child in the womb. Abortion companies confuse the public by using deceptive language like ‘clump of tissue’ or ‘product of conception’ in order to distort and deny the baby’s personhood.
Tyler Sheppard lost his sister Cree, a 24-year-old mother to a botched abortion done by Planned Parenthood (PP). Before Cree died after she went to the emergency room where an ultrasound was done that showed a clot and baby parts of an incomplete abortion. Cree was only discharged and told to follow-up with her doctor at PP. A short video posted by pro-life group called Live Action names and lists the many women who have died as a result of having an abortion. Abortion is a gamble with more than one life, making it legal does not make it safer.
Abortion group Amnesty International is seeking to repeal Irelands’ abortion ban with money donated by billionaire George Soros. Amnesty was ordered by the Irish Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) to take back the $160,964 donation. The money was intended to fund the “My Body, My Rights” campaign but Ireland’s finance laws prohibits foreign donors from giving to groups that seek to sway elections or public policy.
In the USA, five more states have raised the standards to oppose the killing of the unborn. Pro-lifers have managed to raise awareness and win the hearts of 27 states in an incredible display of effort and persistence to protect the babies in the womb. South Carolina, Florida, West Virginia, Mississippi and Iowa – all voted on restricting or banning abortions. The most impressive of the recent five states is Iowa that voted to ban all types of abortions and doctors who perform abortions after a foetal heartbeat is detected could be facing felony charges and five years in prison.
A new study was published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons last year December, the main Author is Dr. Priscilla K. Coleman, a Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University USA. The online survey of 987 women with a history of abortion, revealed how they suffered a variety of psychological effects such as shame, anger, regret, depression and suicide attempts all which they attribute to their abortion. Some woman suffered damaged relationships with their husbands and children because of the anger and regret. Many other women said their abortion stimulated changes in their life that inclined them to become part of the pro-life movement.
n 2013 Tasmania passed a Reproductive Health Bill that permits the killing of unborn babies. Health Minister Michael Ferguson has been vocal in opposing abortion since then and has joined church leaders to protest and oppose the bill. Their ongoing effort has lead to the closing of the last abortion clinic in the state after 17 years.
Pro-Life groups are applauding President Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for creating a division of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) that will enforce, "laws and regulations that protect conscience and prohibit coercion on issues such as abortion and assisted suicide." According to the OCR website healthcare workers can now file complaints when they experience coercion or discrimination of any sort. President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement, “This Administration realizes that abortion is a highly controversial, brutal act against unborn children and their mothers and affirms the right of all Americans not to be forced to participate in abortion.”
Pro-life group activities have managed to shrink abortion rates in the U.S. and tighten regulations. For this reason Planned Parenthood (PP) is looking towards a new source of revenue – hormone ‘sex-change’ drugs for minors – despite the warnings and regrets shared by former transgender persons and many mental health professionals. PP insists on their website that feeling confused about your gender is not a sign of mental illness or stress and no letter from a therapist is needed before starting treatment. Evidently PP is not concerned about the regrets young people would face after mutilating healthy body parts.
For many pro-lifers it is encouraging to hear how Myra Neyer quit working at an abortion clinic in Baltimore. It took one moment to make her realize how horrible abortion is. Myra and a co-worker cried as they cleaned up the body parts of four baby boys that a girl came to abort. The girl didn’t want to abort but her boyfriend forced her because he didn’t want children. Myra said she couldn’t handle seeing how lost and blank the girl looked after the abortion and then decided she was done with being part of the work. Myra now inspires women to choose life and shares how she is raising five children since she became a widow.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 4712) was passed this year by the U.S. House. This bill protects babies born alive after a failed abortion attempt and states that such babies ought to be transported to the hospital for care. Penalties are also in place should health professionals not adhere and allows for the mother to sue if her baby is killed by intent or neglect. Former abortion clinic workers have been witnesses to the horrible killing of babies born alive such as the case in 2013 of Dr Kermit Gosnell, who slit the spinal cords of at least ten babies.
Ally Bowlin struggled for six years trying to suppress emotions of grief after having an abortion. This led her to experience anxiety, anger and depression (symptoms associated with post-abortion stress syndrome in women). She became quick-tempered and couldn’t handle being alone because it would remind her of the abortion and heartache. She points out that a life for a life never empowered her as the abortion industries so often promote, and she eventually sought counselling to deal with the regrets she had been suppressing for years. Ally is now a national programs coordinator for Students for Life America.
Rebecca Kiessling, founder and president of ‘Save the 1’ addressed a pro-life conference in Peru with her personal story. Rebecca’s mother was a victim of rape and sought an abortion twice; at the time (48 years ago) the law protected the unborn child and the mother from the horror of abortion. Today, Rebecca and her mother are both thankful for the law that was in place at that time. Rebecca says women who were raped suffer more because people don’t believe they were raped if they don’t go through with an abortion. Women actually love their unborn despite what happened to them and should not be forced into thinking that abortion is the only solution.
Legalizing abortion was supposedly meant to make abortion “safe” for the mother at least, while the baby undergoes horrific procedures that poisons or rips the child a part. But ambulances were called to abortion clinics in London a total of 466 times over the last year. ‘Life’s’ Director of Education Anne Scanlan said, “Abortion clinics nationally have been guilty of health and safety breaches over the last few years and there is a need for immediate intervention to protect women from them instead of loosening the laws, as is being demanded by the abortion lobby. Women need greater support to continue with their pregnancy, not the exploitation of their crisis pregnancy by the abortion industry.”
Lila Rose, the president of Live Action (a pro-life group) shares some interesting facts and suggestions on CNN crossfire debate on abortion. “We should dare to have a better view for America and our women by saying we shouldn’t have to think or believe that women need abortions and that we have to kill our children to achieve the dreams and careers and families that we want. I think we can do better as a society and women deserve better. We should reach out to women on community-level programs that are positive that help them if they’re single mothers, improve the foster care system and improve the adoption system so that we can welcome children to this country, instead of seeing them as a threat and killing them. Science is not about personal views but rather about facts that prove there is a person in the womb, not just a clump of tissue. The right of the woman wanting an abortion should end when another life in the womb begins because it is no longer about the pregnant woman but the individual growing inside of her.
In a debate about abortion on CNN crossfire Lila Rose, the president of Live Action a pro-life group, explains how abortion would be unnecessary if we addressed the reasons that make women believe they need an abortion. Lila asks “is it because a boss did not promote them? Or a boyfriend was going to leave them? Or a university professor said we are not going to be flexible with our class schedule? Let’s look at those reasons and address that instead of turning to killing, dismembering and poisoning our littlest Americans.” When Lila was asked whether a women should be forced to carry her rapist’s baby she responded by saying “an abortion does not unrape a woman, the rapist should be held accountable and she needs healing but abortion only adds to the violence”. She refers to the story of a women conceived in rape, Rebecca Keasling, she asked should she have received the death penalty for what her father did? “Should we be punished for what our fathers do wrong?”
Nearly forty years after abortion was legalized in Italy, an unknown pro-life group has sought to reawaken Italians to the horrifying reality of abortion. The city was covered with thousands of posters saying: “One child killed every five minutes. Since 1978 more than six million killed by abortion. Let us remember these dead” the posters stated. The picture on the poster was of a baby in the womb pursued by an instrument used to dismember the child during an abortion. Toni Brandi president of ProVita Onlus (another pro-life group) said the message was strong and encouraged the unknown authors to continue the good fight.
A video was released by Canadian pro-life group Choice 42 points out the flawed slogan that pro-abortion activists use ‘My body, my choice’. Laura Klassen the founder and director of Choice 42 explained in the video “My body does not have two heads, four arms, or 20 toes. If I were to get an abortion right now, I wouldn’t be aborting my own body. I’d be aborting the body inside my body.” When a mother chooses abortion, “she’s choosing for two,” Klassen said in a blog post. “She’s deciding the path her own life will take, but she’s also deciding whether or not her unborn child will even get his/her chance at life.”
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