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To the surprise of exactly no one, Planned Parenthod President Cecile Richards is thrilled that so-called emergency contraception (hereafter:EC) is now available over-the-counter with no age restrictions.
This means that 16 year old girls (and boys) can now get the morning-after pill without a prescription.
So can 15 year olds, and 14 year olds, and 13 year olds, and 12 year olds, etc., despite the fact that the age of consent in every state is between 16 and 18.
It would be dangerously naïve to believe that making EC available to all teens and pre-teens will have any positive impact at all. On the other hand, it will now be even easier for young girls—and the older men who so often prey on them—to engage in risky sexual behavior. A wedge will be driven yet further between parents and children, and will cut doctors out of the loop as well.
And this is to say nothing of the abortion-causing potential of EC, which can kill an unborn child in the earliest days of life by preventing implantation in the mother’s uterus. Many women and girls would not choose to use EC if they knew it can cause an early abortion—but they’re far more likely to remain in the dark now that they don’t even need a prescription to get it.
Will this expansion of EC lower the rate of unintended teen pregnancy? Or the abortion rate among teens?
No and no. [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:
On Saturday, June 8, I addressed 150 college students gathered from all across the country at St. John’s Summer Conference in the beautiful rolling hills and woods of Princeville, Illinois.
After a meal in a large white tent, we all gathered in a barn festooned with banners with a large rustic sanctuary and altar where I spoke on “Disciples in the New Evangelization.”
Following my talk, many of the students asked about how to respond to many of the familiar questions that pro-lifers have been asked over the years, and I was prepared by handing out copies of the League’s now famous booklet, Sharing the Pro-Life Message.
The conference is sponsored each year by the Community of St John in conjunction with the Aposotolic Sisters of Saint John. In the past, two of my grand-nieces attended these conferences, and one of them has joined the convent and is now in France.
Ann and I were invited to stay for vespers, which were being sung in he huge barn as we left. On the following day the Bishop of Peoria, Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, offered Mass for the students at the conclusion of the conference.
Pro-choice blogger Katie Klabusich
Pro-choice blogger Katie Klabusich, a former Chicago area abortion clinic escort, recently wrote a post entitled, “Picketers vs. Patients.”
In the post she parrots the worn out liberal talking point that pro-life sidewalk counselors and prayer partners are actually “killing women” by scaring them so badly they are forced into the arms of the likes of convicted murderer and abortionist Kermit Gosnell.
This is, of course, patently false. Most women drive or walk right by sidewalk counselors without a care in the world.
After all, as much as Klabusich wants to make it sound like a horrible gauntlet, we’re most often talking about grandmas with rosaries offering free help here, not shouting mobs with pitchforks.
But something else in the post caught my attention, and that was the other worn out liberal talking point Katie parroted: the idea that the graphic images of the victims of abortion that pro-lifers use are “photoshopped”. [Continue reading ...]
An article about our recent protests of abortionist Cheryl Chastine appeared last week in the Chicago Tribune, making it clear that Chastine should expect to be seeing us outside her office on a regular basis.
The purpose of our protests is simple: Chastine is killing babies at South Wind Women’s Center abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas, and we want her to quit.
South Wind is owned by Trust Women, a PAC led by lobbyist Julie Burkhart, a former employee of abortionist George Tiller. Burkhart was quoted in the article as saying:
If you have a medical practice that also incorporates abortion care into it, then it’s challenging because of the social and political climate in which we live to find physicians who are willing to take that on because of the real dangers out there
Note Burkhart’s use of the oxymoronic phrase “abortion care”—spoken like a seasoned abortion industry lobbyist.
She is right about one thing, though: there is very much a “danger” that that if you’re a doctor and you do abortions, you’re going to find protesters outside your office. Indeed, that’s precisely why most doctors don’t want to touch abortion with a ten-foot pole. [Continue reading ...]
I never quite met Henry Morgentaler in person, although I picketed his abortion mills all over Canada and once protested a party in his honor so vigorously that he had to send out staff to plead with us to “tone it down.”
Known as “the father of abortion in Canada,” Morgentaler died at his home in Toronto May 29 at the age of 90.
He had survived both Auschwitz and Dachau under the Nazis and came to Canada from his native Poland shortly after World War II. He began his abortion career while abortion was still illegal in Canada, performing his first abortion there in January 1968.
He was sentenced to 18 months in jail for his early abortions but served only ten months after suffering a heart attack in jail. He began his all-out abortion crusade in 1969, eventually training hundreds of men and women to do abortions and establishing abortion clinics in all but one of Canada’s ten provinces. [Continue reading ...]
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!
Timothy Liveright in his strange appearance as an abortionist in the 2010 film Blue Valentine
In a surprising turn of events, Planned Parenthood, notorious for tossing anyone in its way under the bus, has been thrown under the bus by the possibly unhinged abortionist in their Delaware “House of Horrors 2.0″.
The story broke back in April that two nurses from the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Wilmington, Delaware had come forward with allegations of unsafe conditions not unlike those found in Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia “House of Horrors.” The facility stopped performing abortions for a few weeks while investigations were conducted.
Today, testimony comes forth from the abortionist himself, Dr. Timothy Liveright, who says he did nothing wrong, but that the conditions in the clinic were due to Planned Parenthood’s mismanagement of the clinic! [Continue reading ...]
President Barack Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi came to Chicago yesterday for a Democratic Party fundraising event, and the Pro-Life Action League was there to confront the presidential motorcade with pictures of aborted babies—victims of the “choice” that Obama and Pelosi, et al. so stridently support.
When we arrived at the Hilton & Towers shortly before 4:00 to set up for our protest, we found that Chicago Police had set up metal fencing all along Michigan Avenue directly in front of the hotel, effectively eliminating our intended protest area. So instead, we moved our protest across the street from the hotel, which ultimately proved to just as good of a a location.
All told, nearly 60 pro-lifers took part, which allowed us to have a full two blocks covered with large graphic abortion signs as well as handheld signs reading “Stop Abortion Now” and “Obama = Abortion”. We also distributed hundreds of flyers [PDF] with the message: “Obama + Pelosi = Abortion without Limits.” [Continue reading ...]
In 1925 it served as the convent for the Sisters of St. Benedict who taught at St. Timothy’s Catholic School. When the Sisters moved out, the building became a haven for refugees served by the Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.
Today that building is the culmination of a dream Mary Zeien has had for decades.
The former convent is now a home for unwed mothers and their children. And it is truly a home, not just a safe haven or a shelter. The women are a big family.
Twelve young women and seventeen children call The Well of Mercy their home. They share in the usual tasks of a family—cooking, cleaning, child care, shopping. And last Thursday evening they invited us to dinner. [Continue reading ...]