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When President Obama and Nancy Pelosi come to town next week for a Democratic Party fundraiser, we’ll be there with graphic abortion signs to remind their wealthy donors that when they write their big, fat checks, they’re supporting the killing of unborn children.
Nancy Pelosi calls herself an “ardent, practicing Catholic,” but says “we don’t know” when life begins, so we can’t do anything to restrict “a woman’s right to choose.”
Not to be outdone, Obama himself recently took things further when he told an audience at a fundraiser for the nation’s largest abortion chain: “Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you . . .”—words that are nothing short of blasphemy.
And, of course, Obama is on record supporting the “right” of the Kermit Gosnells of the world to murder babies who survive botched abortions.
Democrats are supposed to watch out for “the little guy” — but there’s no “little guy” more vulnerable than an unborn baby!
Join us as we expose Obama and Pelosi’s radical abortion agenda:
This is one protest you won’t want to miss. Be there!
Stephanie Gray, writing at LifeSiteNews:
Have you ever heard someone who supports abortion claim, “No one knows when life begins”? The funny thing is, these very individuals actually do claim to know when it begins. If they ban abortion at 3 months, then they are implicitly saying life begins at 3 months. If they ban abortion at 6 months, then they are implicitly saying life begins at 6 months. The question is this: Is where they draw the line based on fact or convenience?
Moreover, abortion advocates are making an even greater concession than they realize. Consider the labels “3 months” or “6 months”: these reveal the passage of time, and show that time is being “clocked” from a beginning point 3 or 6 months prior. So wherever abortion advocates draw a line, they are unwittingly making this major admission: that life began where they started clocking the passage of time that brought them to 3 or 6 months. So what happened 3 or 6 months prior? Fertilization. And that’s when life begins.
McMahon called Gosnell “a dream client” who was “a complete gentleman” during the two and a half years the two men have known each other. And while McMahon admitted that “things went a bit awry” at the notorious Women’s Medical Society, he said it was “simplistic” to lay the blame at Gosnell’s feet. Instead, McMahon said, the real problem was that the state of Pennsylvania had turned a blind eye on the likes of Gosnell for 18 years.
It’s not as if McMahon was going to go on national TV and throw Gosnell under the bus, so his comments should come as no surprise. He was, after all, the lawyer that Gosnell paid to represent him, so one would expect McMahon to say nice things about his client, deflect blame and point the finger elsewhere, etc.
But the most surprising part of the interview came at the 8:15 mark, when McMahon had this to say about late-term abortion: [Continue reading ...]
A crowd of 60 pro-life activists assembled Wednesday in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park to protest outside Total Wellness Inc.—the family practice office of Dr. Cheryl Chastine, the new owner of the South Wind Women’s Center abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas.
As with the first protest we organized outside Chastine’s office last month, it rained for much of the 90 minutes we were out there, but once again, rather than packing up and going home, our group of stalwart pro-life activists—that included many first-timers, as well as many others who took time off of work to be there—maintained their posts, undaunted.
The sidewalks in front of Chastine’s office and across the street were lined with protesters holding “Stop Abortion Now” signs or arrow-shaped signs saying simply “Abortionist”. Others held signs they had made themselves, the most creative of which read, “Total Wellness for the Unborn”. [Continue reading ...]
Back in March, I got a call from John Murray, the coordinator of the 40 Days for Life campaign in Fairfax, Virginia.
John had gotten wind that the abortion clinic where they had been holding their 40 Days vigils, NOVA Women’s Health, was closing, but that it may be re-opening in another location.
NOVA had been kicked out of their current location after the owner of the building sued the abortionist for nuisance, citing such things as women bleeding and vomiting in the hallways of the building, to say nothing of having sent a woman to the hospital after a botched abortion last year.
The previous abortionist at the clinic had a history of botched abortions and drug-dealing not unlike the kind uncovered in Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” and had his medical license suspended.
The local pro-lifers did some digging and found that not only was the clinic moving, it was moving to a monstrous 20,000 square foot space in the heart of the city’s downtown area. [Continue reading ...]
Students from Christian Liberty Academy reach out to abortion-bound mothers at Planned Parenthood Aurora [Photo by Eric Scheidler]
It was a beautiful morning for this past Saturday’s monthly protest at the Planned Parenthood mega-center in Aurora, Illinois. The Pro-Life Action League has hosted a protest there every month for the past five years and more since the “Abortion Fortress” opened in 2007.
Among the dozens of stalwart pro-lifers sacrificing time from their weekends to fight abortion was a large group of teens from Christian Liberty Academy, whose youthful zeal for the cause of life has become a regular feature of these monthly protests.
Several months ago, a Planned Parenthood client aggressively swerved his car at one of the CLA students and is now facing aggravated assault charges, as reported in today’s Chicago Sun-Times. The unfortunate incident did nothing to diminish the determination and activism of these dedicated pro-life students.
On the picket line at Planned Parenthood Aurora [Photo by Eric Scheidler]
Response from passersby seemed more pronounced than usual, especially from those showing their support, possibly because of the prominence of abortion in the news during the Kermit Gosnell trial and subsequent guilty verdict.
At the conclusion of the protest, I offered prayers of thanksgiving to God for giving each of us the grace not only to recognize the evil of abortion for what it is, but to come out on the street and actively do something about it—as we’ve been doing for more than five years in Aurora.
Wesley Smith, writing at First Things:
Today assisted suicide is described almost exclusively through euphemism, especially in media coverage. The most prominent phrase is “death with dignity.” Several years ago, Compassion and Choices began a campaign to convince reporters not to use the word “suicide” to describe a terminally ill person’s deliberate use of a lethal prescription of drugs. The word “suicide,” Compassion and Choices scolded, is “biased” and steeped in “value judgment.” Worse, in the group’s view, it carries a “social stigma,” causing readers to “be misled.” In contrast, the group claimed that “aid in dying” is “value neutral” since it is undertaken by terminally ill people who take “medication”—another euphemism in this context—who don’t want to die but merely “shorten their dying process.”
The assisted suicide movement certainly isn’t alone in deploying euphemisms as a political tactic. We all have examples we can name. The “right to an abortion,” rarely used, would be accurate. The ubiquitous “right to choose” and that sound bite of all sound bites, “choice,” are inaccurate because their intent is to hide the subject of the decision. Similarly, the New York Times recently referred to babies who survived late-term abortion—only to be murdered by the abortionist Kermit Gosnell—as “fetuses,” even though there is no such thing as a born fetus.
After we found out last month that Dr. Cheryl Chastine, the new owner of the South Wind Women’s Center abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas had a family practice in our own backyard, we knew we had to stage a full-blown protest outside her office, which we did on April 17, when a crowd of 40 pro-life activists lined the sidewalks in front of Total Wellness, Inc. in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park.
Pro-Life Action League Executive Director Eric Scheidler told LifeSiteNews that the strong turnout showed that “pro-lifers are really energized for this kind of activism that goes right to the heart of the abortion cartel.”
That was the first protest outside abortionist Cheryl Chastine’s office, and everyone agreed it should not be the last. [Continue reading ...]
NOTE: This article is the second of a two-part series on two Ohio abortion facilities. This article will focus on the pending closure of the Center for Choice in Toledo. The first article, on the closing of the Capital Care facility in Cuyahoga Falls, is here.
Pro-lifers praying during 40 Days for Life outside Center for Choice abortion facility in Toledo, Ohio [Photo courtesy of Pro-Life Connection]
On April 8th through 10th, officials with the Ohio Department of Health paid a visit to the Center for Choice abortion facility in Toledo.
Now, mind you, Center for Choice isn’t just any run-of-the-mill abortion clinic; rather, it’s a member of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), which styles itself as the gold standard for “quality abortion care.”
But inspectors found a slew violations that tell a very different story.
The violations were serious enough that the Department of Health has already taken decisive action. Two weeks after the inspection was concluded, on April 24, Director Theodore Wymyslo, M.D., notified The Center for Choice that the Department intends to close the facility and assess a fine of $25,000.
The Center for Choice can request a hearing within 30 days of receipt of the letter, meaning that it has until the end of next week to do so. As of now, facility has not requested a hearing. If it fails to do so, it will be closed by the Department of Health.
The most alarming findings from the inspection are detailed below. [Continue reading ...]
Matthew Franck, writing at The Public Discourse:
Gosnell, whose clinic was shut down by the Philadelphia authorities who charged him with murder, is the ne plus ultra of the abortion trade. Not because of the filth, the squalor, the jars of amputated keepsake baby feet, the employment of unlicensed incompetents, the promiscuous use of narcotics on unwitting patients, or the poisonous racism of a physician who preyed upon women and babies of his own race—although all of these are no surprise at all in America’s most unregulated branch of medicine.
No, Gosnell is the “slave-dealer” par excellence because, even if he had run the cleanest, brightest, most professional clinic in the country, he was simply following out the remorseless logic of the abortion regime installed forty years ago by the Supreme Court.
Women came to him for the very latest of late-term abortions, and he made sure their children were dead. Whether he accomplished their deaths in utero or ex utero—before or after their births—didn’t really matter to Gosnell. And, as we have heard from Planned Parenthood officials, from then-Illinois state senator Barack Obama, and from “pro-choice” politicians like Senator Barbara Boxer, it doesn’t matter to them, either. [Continue reading ...]