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The recordings of a 911 call and a dispatcher’s ambulance call reveal Planned Parenthood’s diligence—but only when it comes to protecting their business from public scrutiny.
On Saturday, January 18, 2014, an ambulance appeared at the huge Planned Parenthood facility in Aurora, Illinois, during the Pro-Life Action League’s monthly protest there. I caught the incident on camera, as did volunteers with the Live Pro-Life youth group. The recordings were later obtained with help from the Thomas More Society through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
The ambulance arrived at approximately 9:40 a.m. Shortly after 10:00 a.m., paramedics exited the main doors with a patient on a gurney and loaded it into the ambulance. They left about 10:10 a.m.
On both the 911 call and on the radio with paramedics, the dispatcher is clearly frustrated at how little information Planned Parenthood has given her about the status of their patient. The Planned Parenthood employee on the phone even seems reluctant to give the name of the business she’s calling from: [Continue reading ...]
It was my great honor to speak at a rally yesterday held outside the Supreme Court as oral arguments were being heard in the Sebelius v Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties v Sebelius HHS Mandate cases. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga are challenging the mandate, enacted under Obamacare, which compels them to provide free abortion-inducing drugs through their employee health plans.
Other speakers at the rally included Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life, Lila Rose of Life Action and Meg McDonnell of Women Speak for Themselves, and several more articulate, outspoken women. The only men to speak were Fr Frank Pavone and me—a point I remarked on in my comments, which you can hear in full in the above video.
After declaring that women’s wellbeing is especially important to me as the father of six daughters, [Continue reading ...]
When 16-year old Thrin Short joined Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust for a peaceful campus outreach at the University of California-Santa Barbara earlier this month, she didn’t expect to be assaulted—by a professor—after the professor incited two students to steal one of the group’s signs showing a photo of an abortion victim.
But that’s exactly what happened (language warning):
It didn’t take long before this story became national news.
Last week, Thrin and her older sister Joan appeared on Fox News to talk about the incident, and Thrin knocked it out of the park with this quote:
I’m sorry if these signs offended her in any way but, after all, she does…show porn to her students so she’s not really the one to talk about offending images …. The pictures, yes, show violence after it happened, but what is so much worse than the pictures is the violence itself. And if we have to show what is happening out there to stop it then we have to go there and show it.
Last October, the Pro-Life Action League marked the 6th anniversary of the day Planned Parenthood opened their massive “Abortion Fortress” in Aurora, Illinois with a prayer vigil. We were honored to have the Most Reverend Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Joliet as one of our speakers.
Bishop Conlon gave one of the best pro-life speeches I heard all year that day, emphasizing that love must be the basis of our pro-life ministry, that it must undergird everything we do as pro-life people.
Watch Bishop Conlon’s speech above, and let it inspire you to order your pro-life work this year with love as the organizing principle. As he said, our love and God’s love are what motivates us to care about mothers and babies and what makes it possible to save them from the pain of abortion!
Special thanks to the Live Pro-Life group for capturing the footage!
Several of the Pro-Life Action League staff went to Chicago’s Music Box Theatre last night to catch a showing of the film After Tiller, a documentary that follows the four abortionists—LeRoy Carhart, Warren Hern, Shelley Sella, and Susan Robinson—who continue to perform very late-term abortions in the US after the murder of George Tiller in 2009.
It was especially surreal sitting one row in front of a group of hard-core abortion-supporting feminists. Early in the film there is discussion of recent restrictions on abortion, including bans on abortion after 20 weeks. At the mention of the fact that a 20 week old fetus can feel pain, one lady behind us muttered, “Bulls**t!”
But as the camera later panned across a shot of abortionist Leroy Carhart’s horses as he talked of other horses he lost in a fire supposedly started by anti-abortion activists (though this has never been proven), the ladies behind us gasped in horror.
Horror for dying horses, and “bullsh**t” for babies being torn limb from limb. These conflicting sentiments were just one example of the contradictions and moral blindness that were at the root of After Tiller. [Continue reading ...]
On the same day when Nancy Pelosi holds a press conference and dances around a question about the difference between late-term abortions and the babies born alive and then killed by Kermit Gosnell, Live Action has released the latest installment in their Inhuman: Undercover in America’s Late-Term Abortion Industry video series.
Among the highlights:
Watch the whole thing:
The scandal of the IRS persecuting conservative and pro-life groups continues to unfold, and today Congress heard from activist Sue Martinek of the Coalition for Life of Iowa.
Check out the video above where Sue chronicles how the IRS unlawfully inquired into the content of the group’s prayers and said they wouldn’t approve their application for tax-exempt status unless they signed an affidavit swearing not to protest Planned Parenthood!
Our attorneys at the Thomas More Society were able to secure tax-exempt status for Coalition for Life of Iowa, but now that the IRS’s inappropriate actions have come to light before Congress, we may finally see the IRS called to account. Until then, continue to spread the word about this scandal far and wide!
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 ...]
Yesterday Live Action released the first video in a new series, “Inhuman: Undercover in America’s Late-Term Abortion Industry”:
Use this new video to spread the word about the Pro-Life Action League’s Blessed Are They Who Mourn project, a prayer campaign calling on pro-lifers to pray at abortion memorials on Tuesday, January 22—the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Share it on your social networks and anywhere else you can and get the complete list of over 250 memorials from coast to coast right here.