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Liberty Counsel Condemns the Inhuman Treatment of Unborn Children

Posted by goodnessofgod2010 on March 16, 2017

ATLANTA, GA — Today Liberty Counsel files an amicus brief in the case of West Alabama Women’s Center v. Miller defending the Alabama law that prohibits dismemberment abortions of live unborn babies, known as Dilation and Extraction (D&E), based on the medical evidence of their ability to feel intense pain.

Liberty Counsel’s brief lists ample evidence that unborn babies feel pain. “[I]t is entirely uncontested that a fetus experiences pain in some capacity, from as early as 8 weeks of development.” testified Dr. Maureen Condic before U.S. legislators. Early on in fetal development pain transmitters in the spinal cord are abundant, but pain inhibitors are sparse until later, according to Dr. Colleen Malloy. This medical information shows that premature infants have greater pain sensitivity than do full-term infants. Another demonstration of this is how premature babies actually require greater concentrations of medication to maintain effective anesthesia during surgery than full-term babies, as explained in the book Neonatal Pain.

If the vilest criminal has human dignity that protects him from an inhuman, painful punishment, then how much more should our laws protect an innocent unborn child that science proves is inherently human and experiences significant pain? Dr. Condic states “[I]gnoring the pain experienced by another human individual for any reason is barbaric.”

Doctors performing the D&E abortions are acutely affected by the child’s humanity and experience deep emotions and even nightmares. One deeply pro-choice abortionist was brought to tears when her own unborn child kicked at the exact same time that she severed another’s foot in a D&E abortion. “Instantly, tears were streaming from my eyes” said Dr. Lisa Harris. “It was an overwhelming feeling – a brutally visceral response – heartfelt and unmediated by my training or my feminist pro-choice politics.”

“We give our pets greater legal protections than we provide to the future citizens of America who have proven their humanity and their sensitivity to pain,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.  “Alabama’s law is a common sense solution to a barbaric and gruesome procedure,” said Staver.

Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics.

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Do Women Deserve the Highest Standards of Care? Not if You Ask Planned Parenthood

Posted by goodnessofgod2010 on November 17, 2015

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“At Planned Parenthood, we work every day to make sure women receive the high quality health care they need in a safe, respectful environment- including abortion care. Ensuring the health and safety of our patients is central to our mission and fundamental to every person who works at Planned Parenthood.”

So said one Planned Parenthood executive in a cut-and-paste comment last year, the kind you’ll see – nearly or perfectly verbatim – from the abortion giant’s various affiliates across the country.

Indeed, another affiliate (after parroting the exact quote above) boasts of its “rigorous medical standards and guidelines” and “rigorous standards and training for staff as well as emergency plans in place, because women’s safety is our first priority.”

Admirable aspirations, signifying a commitment to patient care that transcends all other concerns and animates the very soul of the organization, right?

Hardly. This is Planned Parenthood. And today the mask slips again.

The U.S Supreme Court announced that it would hear Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, a case out of Texas which will be the first major abortion case before the high court in nearly a decade.

At issue is a Texas law known as House Bill 2 which requires abortion facilities to meet the same health and safety standards as ambulatory surgical centers. For example, hallways at abortion businesses must be wide enough to maneuver a gurney, should a women in medical distress need to be moved through the facility.

The law also includes a provision that protects women against cut-and-run abortionists by requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. As it stands, if a woman is the victim of a botched abortion or needs hospital care as a result of one of numerous potential post-abortion complications, the abortionist without admitting privileges washes his hands of the patient and leaves her to seek care with another medical staff in another medical facility which receives the woman sight unseen and unfamiliar with necessary details of her progress to this urgent state. A knowledge gap like this can be a matter of life and death.

ADF, along with several pro-life allies, filed a brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit explaining that the “focus of the constitutionality [of the law] is on the treatment of women . . . . Texas, as many other States, has clearly recognized the risks associated with both surgical and medication abortions and has taken steps to regulate these abortions to minimize these known and potential risks and to protect women’s health and safety. Texas now is (and should continue to be) permitted to do so.”

In its opinion, the Fifth Circuit agreed, writing that the evidence demonstrates that “the State truly intends that women only receive an abortion in facilities that can provide the highest quality of care and safety—the stated legitimate purpose of H.B. 2.”

You’d think that Planned Parenthood, for all its talk of “women’s safety” and “rigorous medical standards,” would be the sponsors of this law and vigorous advocates of its affirmation in federal court.

Again, this is Planned Parenthood. Instead of celebrating the Texas legislature’s common sense move to make sure that women seeking abortions aren’t entering another Kermit Gosnell house of horrors, Planned Parenthood and its allies pressed play on its favorite talking points mix tape: “Cut off access”…“hurt women”…“#undueburden”…“attack”…“draconian law” (not sure they know what “draconian” means)…“forcing these women to carry their pregnancies to term against their will”… and so on.

Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion-industrial complex have insisted, all the way up to the Supreme Court, that abortionists should not be held to the same standards as everyone else . . . and that the women who enter their doors don’t really deserve the highest level of care.

Let’s hope that when the Supreme Court hears the case in the spring and decides it by the beginning of summer it rules that states can protect women, even over the protests of the abortion industry.

Planned Parenthood, for its millions in marketing and meticulous corporate message control, is having a harder time passing itself off as the tender-hearted, indispensable women’s health champion. Its opposition to a common sense law that says all women deserve the highest standard of safety and care (even in an abortion clinic where no one is truly safe and cared-for) and that holds abortion businesses to the same standards as other medical clinics again exposes the irreconcilability of Planned Parenthood’s words and actions.

Courtesy of http://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2015/11/16/do-women-deserve-the-highest-standards-of-care-not-if-you-ask-planned-parenthood

 

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Planned Parenthood: How Much Longer?

Posted by goodnessofgod2010 on July 18, 2015

full_planned-parenthood-how-much-longerIn one sense, there are really just two types of people when it comes to the topic of abortion: those who think it is okay to kill unborn babies, and those who think it’s wrong. If you don’t think you’re in one of these categories, you still are; you’re just confused.

Confusion, though, isn’t the most terrible thing. It means there is still hope, and in fact, this hopeful condition likely characterizes the general public of the United States. Most people don’t have a deep conviction about unborn babies. Most people don’t even think about unborn babies unless it’s an election year or the news runs a story. Even most who support abortion could only repeat the rhetoric they’ve heard from devotees.

And therefore, if confusion is what’s really popular, the question becomes:

What will it take for abortion activists to convince the general public that their position is a psychotic threat to humanity?

When will the rhetoric about women’s health and women’s rights be exposed for what it truly is (since, of course, by women’s “health” and women’s “rights” they must not mean the near 28 million girls aborted since 1973)? What will it take? Where is the tipping point when the truth of Planned Parenthood can no longer be ignored by the popular conscience?

Abortion’s Self-Destruction

Mind-changing momentum is beginning to build, and to our surprise, it’s not so much from the direct work of pro-life advocates, but from the unmasked mishaps of abortion activists themselves. Yes, that’s right. They’ve ironically stumbled into a suicide mission.

What if, counter-conventional as it might seem, the greatest felt gains for unborn humans will come by the abortion industry’s self-destruction?

Last year there was the Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains reportedly awarded for exceeding their abortion quota. That is to say, in addition to other reports of such quotas, there was a certain number of abortions that the clinic was prescribed to perform and when they surpassed that number they were honored, all of which backfires against the language of abortions as safe, legal, and rare.

But that is really nothing compared to the recent video that exposes Planned Parenthood for selling the body parts of infant corpses. If the thought of abortionists high-fiving each other over surpassing their abortion quotas doesn’t unsettle you, just watch the video of Deborah Nucatola chomp her food and sip her wine as she talks about selling aborted baby heads. You can watchthe full two hours and forty minutes of conversation.

Apparently, according to Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, not only is abortion “safe, legal, and rare,” but it’s a pretty big money-maker if you can keep those heads and livers intact as you extract the baby feet first.

How Much Longer, America?

Once again, we’re not supposed to know about this industry. Planned Parenthood doesn’t want us to know, especially since it’s illegal. But we do know. And if we open our eyes, we’ll never think the same way again about their organization and their little tagline, “Care. No matter what.” Care? They receive millions of taxpayer dollars, and our president tells them to keep up “the good work” — to butcher babies and sell their body parts? Care?

Sooner or later, Planned Parenthood, the conviction-less masses are going to start scratching their heads. Please, just keep talking. Just keep doing what you do. The lights are coming on, and you’ve got nowhere to hide.

The question for the rest of us is how long it is before we feel the cumulative effect. How much time will we give the abortion industry before they self-destruct? How much longer, America? How long are we going to let this go on?How many more conversations need to leak? How much more blood must be spilt? How many more body parts must be dismembered, packaged, and sold before we realize this whole thing is a nightmare? God, may it end soon.

Jonathan Parnell

http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/planned-parenthood-how-much-longer

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ADF to Colorado Appeals Court: Stop Illegal Funding of Abortion

Posted by goodnessofgod2010 on March 1, 2015

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DENVER – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed their opening brief Friday in an appeal of a trial court’s decision that upheld $14 million of taxpayer subsidies to Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood. ADF attorneys represent former Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Jane Norton in the lawsuit, which is now at the Colorado Court of Appeals.

The trial court determined that no “specific abortion service” was proven to be state-funded even though a voter-approved state constitutional provision prohibits direct or indirect public taxpayer subsidies for abortion.

“Colorado bureaucrats should not use taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions, especially when the Colorado Constitution prohibits it,” said ADF Legal Counsel Natalie Decker. “The lower court should not have dismissed this case on a technicality since it agreed that $14 million of taxpayer funds flowed from state government agencies to Planned Parenthood and its abortion affiliate, presumptively in violation of the state constitution.”

In 1984, Colorado voters approved the Abortion Funding Prohibition Amendment and later rejected an initiative to repeal it. The Colorado Department of Public Health audited Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood and its affiliate, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Services Corporation, in 2001 and subsequently ended funding to them after finding that state funds were indirectly subsidizing their abortion operations. State officials later ignored that determination and resumed funding.

“The voters’ primary concern in enacting Colorado’s Abortion Funding Limitation was to establish ‘a public policy for the state of Colorado that public funds are not to be spent for the destruction of prenatal life through abortion procedures,’” explains the ADF brief in Norton v. Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood. “This is a legitimate policy goal as proponents of Colorado’s Abortion Funding Limitation did not want Colorado to lend its ‘imprimatur’ to the ‘direct or indirect’ funding of induced abortions.”

“The people of Colorado resoundingly voted against funding abortion either directly or indirectly,” added Barry Arrington, co-counsel in the case and one of more than 2,500 private attorneys allied with ADF. “We hope the Colorado Court of Appeals reinstates this case and affirms the people’s desire for their government to responsibly use their tax dollars.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.

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Indiana Senate revives measure to de-fund Planned Parenthood

Posted by faithandthelaw on April 19, 2011

Indiana could cut off all tax dollars going to
Planned Parenthood after the state Senate
revived a measure that would end
payments to the reproductive health care
provider Monday.

The Senate voted 36 to 13 today to add
the de-funding measure to HB1210, which
deals with other abortion restrictions.

Sen. Scott Schneider, R-Indianapolis, the
author of the amendment, said there are
other health care providers that can offer
women the services Planned Parenthood
provides, including cancer screenings, pap
smears, birth control and STD screenings.
“If (Planned Parenthood) wants to receive
taxpayer money,” he said, “They can
simply stop practicing abortion.”

A bill by Rep. Matt Ubelhor, R-Bloomfield,
that would have done the same thing, died
in February when it failed to clear a
procedural hurdle the day of the Democratwalkout. A federal effort to de-fund
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
also failed recently.

Federal law prohibits funding abortion with
taxpayer dollars. Taxpayer dollars that go
to Planned Parenthood pay for other health
care services, which make up the vast
majority of the care Planned Parenthood
provides. Private donations pay for the
abortions that Planned Parenthood
provides.

Opponents of the de-funding measure said
that cutting off funding to Planned
Parenthood would leave thousands of low-
income Hoosier women without birth
control and other health services and would
ultimately make abortions more frequent.
One conservative Republican — Rep. Sean
Eberhart, R-Shelbyville — opposed it the
first time it came up for that reason.

Today Sen. Vi Simpson, D-Elletsville, asked
Senators on the floor: “How many unwanted
pregnancies do you think there would be if
low income women could not access birth Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, pointed out
that hospitals will still be able to provide
abortions and receive taxpayer money, and
called the measure an effort to punish
Planned Parenthood.

Sens. Vaneta Becker and Ron Alting were
the only Republicans to vote with
Democrats against the amendment. The
measure now goes to a vote by the full
Senate, and it will have to be reconciled
with the House version of the bill, which
does not end funding to Planned
Parenthood.

Courtesy of http://www.indystar.com/article/20110418/NEWS05/110418012/Ind-Senate-revives-measure-de-fund-Planned-Parenthood-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|IndyStar.com

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Why prosecutors fear the abortion industry

Posted by faithandthelaw on February 10, 2011

By Jack Cashill

Last month, two young actors posing as sex traffickers visited a Planned Parenthood clinic in Central New Jersey. Without half trying, they inspired the clinic manager to share her strategies for servicing a stable of underage sex slaves without getting caught.

According to Lila Rose, the 22-year-old founder of the group that organized the sting, this was the 11th clinic at which abortion workers volunteered to assist self-professed exploiters of underage girls.

Given the seriousness of the offenses, and the ease of evoking arguably criminal behavior, the abortion business would seem a tempting target for county prosecutors and state attorneys general.

The ambitious, however, likely know better, at least those who have studied the case of Phill Kline, the attorney general of Kansas who uniquely dared to take on the abortion industry.

Kline had good cause. When elected AG in 2002 – the same year Democrat Kathleen Sebelius was elected governor – Kansas reigned as the world’s undisputed capital of late-term abortion.

Indeed, a full 98 percent of the late-term abortions in Kansas were performed on women from out-of-state or out of the country, many, as Kline learned, in utter disregard of the state’s tough abortion laws.

The compelling, inspirational story of a Planned Parenthood director who switched sides. Order Abby Johnson’s new book, “UnPlanned”

As part of a larger campaign against the sexual abuse of children, Kline started turning over rocks, and the industry took note. In 2006, Planned Parenthood rewarded Kline for his vigilance by designating him a “domestic terrorist,” the only elected official among the 15 selected nationwide.

In that same year, Sebelius persuaded a popular Republican district attorney to switch parties and run against Kline. The abortion industry invested some $2 million in the campaign, and the Kansas City Star won Planned Parenthood’s top editorial honor for its unhinged anti-Kline cheerleading.

In a bad year for Republicans, even in Kansas, Kline lost. The abortion crowd had barely begun their end-zone dance, however, when in early 2007 Republican precinct captains elected Kline to complete the term of the party-switching DA who had beaten him.

As district attorney of affluent Johnson County in suburban Kansas City, Kline was able to resume the investigation he had begun years earlier into the Planned Parenthood clinic located in that county.

Kansas law allows for late-term abortions only if the baby is judged non-viable or if there is a major threat to health of the mother or to her life.

The records Kline had subpoenaed from the Planned Parenthood clinic showed that doctors had performed late-term abortions without documenting either non-viability or maternal harm in at least 23 cases.

In October 2007, Kline filed 107 counts, 23 of them felonies, against the abortion clinic. He was the first – and remains the only – prosecutor in the nation’s history to bring criminal charges against Planned Parenthood.

Even more unsettling for Planned Parenthood, three separate judges had found probable cause on four separate occasions that Kline “stood on firm legal ground” in proceeding against the abortion industry as he had.

Scarier still, these criminal charges directly threatened the $325 million in annual federal funding taxpayers “invest” in Planned Parenthood, nearly a third of its annual budget.

Planned Parenthood, however, had a friend in the governor’s office. In 2007, while Kline was proceeding with his investigation, Planned Parenthood held a birthday party for the newly re-elected Gov. Sebelius.

By the end of the evening, according to the local Planned Parenthood newsletter, “Hundreds of PPKM supporters were dancing in a conga line around the concert hall.”

Leading the “dancing pack” was Peter Brownlie, the local CEO whose abortion clinic was at the center of this deadly serious criminal investigation.

Planned Parenthood also had friends on the Kansas Supreme Court. Kansas law uniquely allows the governor to appoint justices without legislative confirmation. Not surprisingly, Sebelius appointed her allies.

The first one she chose was Carole Beier, an alumna of the National Women’s Law Center, a leftist outfit that works “to ensure that women have access to abortion care.”

Even before Kline had filed charges, Beier had joined with Planned Parenthood to enlist the Supreme Court in an investigation of Kline’s ethics.

Without informing Kline, the Court went so far as to order into silence a judge who had independently corroborated Kline’s findings.

Planned Parenthood, of course, also had friends in the media. The Star – and the local media that took their cues from the Star – hammered Kline as a “theocrat” with a prurient interest in women’s private medical records.

So relentless and effective was the slander that Kline was defeated in his bid to continue on as Johnson County district attorney.

Not content to ruin his career, the abortion industry and its allies chose to make an example of Kline by ruining his life. They did this through an ongoing ethics investigation, the defense against which Kline has had to pay for himself.

Heading up the investigation has been Stanton Hazlett, the “disciplinary administrator” who works under the direction of the Supreme Court.

Initially, Hazlett contracted with two independent attorneys to scrutinize Kline’s prosecutorial efforts. Eighteen months later, the pair offered their unwelcome conclusion:

“After reviewing the substantial documentation in this case, it is the opinion of these investigators that there is not probable cause that Phill Kline violated any of the rules of ethics.”

Promptly deep-sixed, the report came to Kline’s attention when it surfaced among the 30,000 pages of documents produced in discovery two years later.

This exoneration notwithstanding, Hazlett soldiered on. In December 2010, he sent Kline’s attorneys a list of the allegations now pending against their client. So specious and trivial are they that Kansas taxpayers should demand someone’s heads for the years and dollars wasted.

“We will argue,” wrote Hazlett tellingly, “that Mr. Kline’s strong personal anti-abortion beliefs interfered with his judgment in prosecuting the abortion clinics.”

Rest assured, Kline could have pursued any other industry in the state without fear of such reprisal. Had he done so, the smart, well-spoken Kline could have been governor today.

With prosecutors like Kline silenced, and others too fearful to speak up, the abortion industry goes about its unholy business with less regulation than any legal industry in America.

This became obvious three weeks after Hazlett posted his allegations. In January, a Philadelphia grand jury indicted Dr. Kermit Gosnell for the murder of seven babies delivered alive and then killed in a clinic the grand jury report described as “third world” in its squalor.

Said the grand jury, “The Pennsylvania Department of Health abruptly decided, for political reasons, to stop inspecting abortion clinics at all.” Apparently after pro-life Gov. Bob Casey had stepped down, Pennsylvania officials had concluded that inspections would put “a barrier up to women” seeking abortions.

On Feb. 21, Kline, now a law professor in Virginia, will return to Kansas to fight for his law license. If he loses, all barriers in Kansas will likely fall, and the state’s abortionists can be confident they will not see much in the way of inspection for years to come.

To learn more about the Kline case, please see standwithtruth.com.

Read more: Why prosecutors fear the abortion industry http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=261653#ixzz1DaJTSCt1

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Group Boycotts Pro-Choice Hotels with Wallets

Posted by faithandthelaw on January 14, 2011

Life Decisions International is asking travelers to the January pro-life march to resist restaurants, hotels and airlines that give monetary funds to abortion provider Planned Parenthood.

With the 2011 March for Life coming to Washington, D.C., later this month, LDI’s director of Communications is advising participants to show their support for the unborn with both their feet and their wallets.

“We are asking pro-life people who will be participating in the March for Life to boycott the hotel chains and restaurants that have refused to end corporate funding to Planned Parenthood,” Garvey said in a statement.

Marriott, Hilton, Four Seasons, Kimpton and Starwood are all among the hotel chains LDI officials are urging pro-life walkers to turn away from when making reservations. This means Courtyard, Renaissance, the Weston, W, Four Points, Doubletree and Hampton Inns and Suites are all off limits, explained Garvey.

Off-limit restaurants include Joe’s Crab Shack, Bahama Breeze, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse and Hooters.

He also cautioned against traveling on Southwest Airlines which is also on the list.

In a phone interview, Garvey told The Christian Post that LDI follows the donor lists given by Planned Parenthood Federation of American and its local groups throughout the country. When it comes a cross a company name, Garvey said LDI officials confirm the donation and offer them the opportunity to cancel future donations to the abortion provider. If the company refuses, it is then added to the boycott list.

“This is a simple way for every pro-life person to do something tangible for the pro-life movement,” Garvey said.

It is also an effective way of supporting the movement as well. LDI boasts that is has gotten commitments from at least 274 corporations to stop funding Planned Parenthood. Of that number, 13 of those companies made commitments in the last six months of 2010.

The boycott, LDI estimates, has cost Planned Parenthood more than $40 million since the project began in 1992.

“The boycott has been one of the most effective strategies in the history of the movement and it is due to people who understand that the way they spend the money God has entrusted to them is important from both a moral and strategic point of view,” shared Garvey.

The March for Life, scheduled for Jan. 24, is likely to draw tens of thousands of attendees for the 3-day event. In addition to the march, attendees will converge for a conference with doctors and lawyers. Also, there will be a smaller meeting at Lafayette Park in front of the White House. Everything will culminate with a dinner and keynote address with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).

March for Life Fund President Nellie Gray estimated that last year’s march brought out almost 400,000 people. She said those who attend are from all over. With the average room rate on Priceline.com at around $300, hotels housing the march participants could stand to make a lot of money, over $120 million combined.

March planners have already blocked off some rooms at the Hyatt for attendees. The Hyatt is not featured on LDI’s list. The nonprofit advocacy group did not make recommendations for food and entertainment in the area.

Garvey praised March for Life’s efforts and acknowledged that some participants have already booked their stay with a hotel that is on the boycott list. But he encourages them to let management know that they will not come back unless the contribution changes.

For those still making preparations, he encourages them to stick to mom and pop operations for their accommodations and food needs.

Courtesy of http://www.christianpost.com/article/20110113/group-boycotts-pro-choice-hotels-with-wallets/

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Pro-life Activists to Challenge Planned Parenthood Ban on the First Amendment in Washington, D.C.

Posted by faithandthelaw on May 31, 2010

WASHINGTON, May 28 /Christian Newswire/ —  Planned Parenthood has put up a fence around public property and threatened to arrest  members of the pro-life community who attempt to pray and counsel on the public sidewalk and property.
 
(See Pictures here.)
 
For years, people were allowed to pray, counsel and maintain a pro-life witness on the public property and sidewalk surrounding Planned Parenthood.
 
The Christian Defense Coalition has applied for a permit to hold a prayer vigil on the public sidewalk leading to the entrance of  Planned Parenthood.

The date for that prayer vigil is, Tuesday, June 8 at 11:00 A.M. at Planned Parenthood 1108 16th Street NW in Washington, D.C.
 
The activists would rather risk arrest than surrender their First Amendment rights and they want to make it clear they will not be bullied into silence.
 
Sadly, the actions of Planned Parenthood show they have no respect for the law, the First Amendment or social justice.
 
The activists are being represented by the American Center for Law and Justice.
 
For more information or interviews call:
 
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 540.538.4741   202.547.1735

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Girl Scouts taught how to be ‘hot’, encouraged to engage in casual sex, talk dirty, and eliminate God with help of UN and Planned Parenthood

Posted by faithandthelaw on April 4, 2010

A new campaign by the Girl Scouts, with the help of Planned Parenthood, is offering girls ages 10 to 14 the inside details on how to be “hot.”

This week, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts held a no-adults-welcome panel at the United Nations in which Planned Parenthood distributed a brochure entitled “Healthy, Happy and Hot.”

The distribution happened at the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, which featured events for the “Girl Scouts and Girl Guides.” In the United States, the organization is called Girl Scouts of the USA and promotes the traditional promise of “On my honor, I will try to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout Law.”

The organization, however, effectively has eliminated “God” from the equation by providing that, “The word ‘God’ can be interpreted in a number of ways, depending on one’s spiritual beliefs. When reciting the Girl Scout Promise, it is acceptable to replace the word ‘God’ with whatever word your spiritual beliefs dictate.”

The brochure targets young people and contains graphic details on sex. It also encourages casual sex in many forms.

“Many people think sex is just about vaginal or anal intercourse. … But, there are lots of different ways to have sex and lots of different types of sex. There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself!”

It then makes some specific suggestions to “talk dirty.”

“Improve your sex life by getting to know your own body. Play with yourself! Masturbation is a great way to find out more about your body and what you find sexually stimulating. Mix things up by using different kinds of touch from very soft to hard. Talk about or act out your fantasies. Talk dirty to them,” it suggests.

The international organization boasts it reaches 10 million girls in 145 countries. And not only does it provide suggestions for promiscuous sex, it also defines as acceptable sex while high or drunk.

“Some people have sex when they have been drinking alcohol or using drugs. This is your choice. Being drunk or high can affect the decisions you might make about sex or safer sex,” the brochure states.

So what to do?

“Plan ahead by bringing condoms and lube or putting them close to where you usually have sex.”

The brochure also tells students that laws requiring HIV-positive people to disclose their status to a partner “violate the rights of people living with HIV” and calls for advocacy to “change laws that violate your rights.”

The brochure explains to the young girls, “There are many reasons that people do not share their HIV status. … They may worry that people will find out something else they have kept secret, like they are using injecting drugs, having sex outside of a marriage or having sex with people of the same gender.”

The Girl Scouts also have worked in partnership with the YMCA on moderating a young women’s caucus that included an “Intergenerational Conversation” side event on “universal access” and “reproductive health.” One recent Girl Scout project “aims at securing the right of women, men and adolescents aged between ten and twenty-five, to better reproductive and sexual health.”

The commission finished with a “Joint Statement” from agencies ranging from the Population Fund and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to the Children’s Fund that called for support for programs “that empower … adolescent girls, particularly those aged 10 to 14 years.”

The New York Times reported that the U.N. Population Fund had co-sponsored a controversial curriculum with UNESCO that taught children as young as five to be sexually active and trained adolescents to advocate for abortion.

Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women of America, told the Friday Fax, “Governments and NGOs should be aware of Planned Parenthood’s insidious plan to work with U.N. agencies and girls’ organizations in order to profit from encouraging kids to be sexually active.”

Courtesy of http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=128389

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University of Wisconsin Illegally Assisting In Abortions?

Posted by faithandthelaw on March 17, 2010

Documents reveal the University of Wisconsin may be illegally funding abortion training for medical students at abortion centers.

Section 20.9275 of the Wisconsin law prohibits state and local funding for pregnancy programs, projects or services that: provide abortion services; promote, encourage or counsel in favor of abortion services; or make abortion referrals when not directly and medically necessary to save the life of the mother or in cases of rape or incest. “In the case of sexual assault or incest the crime [must have] been reported to the law enforcement authorities,” (2a).

Wisconsin law states: “‘abortion’ means the intentional destruction of the life of an unborn child, and ‘unborn child’ means a human being from the time of conception until it is born alive.”

Using the Freedom of Information act, pro-life organizations, Pro-Life Wisconsin (PLW) and a legal defense organization, Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), have uncovered documents and e-mails that show, since 2007, the University of Wisconsin has spent more than $58,878 paying for abortion training.

In a letter to the Alliance Defense Fund, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority admits students receive paid “training.”

“Medical residents from the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority [UWHCA] participate in training at the Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin [PPWI] facility in Madison, WI,” writes James Dechene, senior vice president and general counsel for UWHCA.  ”UWHCA continues to pay its residents while they are in training at PPWI.”

In addition to paying their students, PLW and ADF have revealed a signed contract between the University of Wisconsin and Planned Parenthood that shows faculty of the University of Wisconsin are paid by Planned Parenthood to perform abortions.

It appears that the University of Wisconsin have developed a relationship with Planned Parenthood to use their facilities to allow faculty to conduct abortions for training their students.    The University supplies the students and facility and Planned Parenthood pays the University – who in-turn pays the faculty and students for the abortion services.

Dr. Laurel Rice, faculty and chair of Ob/Gyn Dept, UW-Madison School of Medicine, and was listed as one who will provide abortion services said she is looking forward to getting started with the abortions.

“The provision of abortion care is so central to my commitment to health care and leadership in the [University of Wisconsin School of Medicine Ob/Gyn] department, I will personally start to provide abortion care at PPWI’s comprehensive center one day a month beginning November 1, 2008. And I am excited to do so.”

Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Elizabeth Bolt, revealed her concern in a July 2008 e-mail: “The issue is whether this crosses the line of violating the state statute [Section 20.0275] of  university resources being used to support abortion services. I don’t think it does but sometimes politically, the perception is as important as the reality.”  Bolt adds, “I don’t want this letter to cause the legislature to scrutinize this area more closely or even worse, expand the statute. Right now, I think we’ve found a way to provide this training within the boundaries of the statute and I don’t want to jeopardize that.”

In a November 14, 2008 e-mail to Dr. Laurel Rice, Carl Getto, senior vice president of medical affairs at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinic, confirms to her that the university has been paying for the rotation of the students, and ensures it will continue.

“UWHC has been paying for the [Planned Parenthood] rotation to date,” says Getto in his e-mail. “We will continue to do so. Please let Planned Parenthood know.”

Pro-Life Wisconsin communications director and University of Wisconsin alumni, Virginia Zignego says she is disgusted by the University of Wisconsin’s support of abortions.

“As a UW graduate, I am appalled that UW’s proud legacy of excellence in sports, music, research and nationally ranked programs is stained with the destruction of innocent human life,” said Virginia Zignego, communications director of Pro-Life Wisconsin. “UW’s blood runs red, indeed.”

Read: Abortion Laws in Wisconsin by the state legislature.

Courtesy of the Christian Law Journal at http://www.christianlawjournal.com/featured-articles/university-of-wisconsin-illegally-assisting-in-abortions/

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