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• Obama: End Funding for Snowflake Embryo Adoption Program
• Obama Agency: Pepsi Using Aborted Fetal Cells is Ordinary Business

• Congressman: Plenty of Evidence for Planned Parenthood Probe

• 40 Days for Life Campaign Saves 148 Babies From Abortion

More Pro-Life News
• Rick Perry: Obama Putting Abortion Over Women s Health
• Sandra Fluke a Self-Described Professional Pro-Abortion Activist
• Obama Supported Planned Parenthood, Now They Return the Favor
• ObamaCare s Next Gift: After-Birth Contraception
• Where s the Outrage Over Obama s Past Infanticide Support
• Abortion: A Crime Against the Black Community
• California Should Not Allow Midwives, Non-Doctors to Do Abortions
• Mary Wagner: Canadian Pro-Life Hero Jailed for Opposing Abortions
• Pro-Life Youth s Innovative Save the Storks Effort Helps Women
• Stem Cell Discovery Could Put Cloning on the Fast Track

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Obama: End Funding for Snowflake Embryo Adoption Program
President Barack Obama is seeking to end federal funding for a pro-life program installed during the administration of President George W. Bush that helped save unborn babies potentially slated for destruction in fertility clinics.

The snowflake baby program provided funding for adoption-awareness programs for the children who were formerly stored human embryos at fertility clinics who could have been destroyed for scientific research.

Congressman Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican, was one of the strong proponents of the pro-life program, saying, Assertions that leftover embryos are better off dead so that their stem cells can be derived is dehumanizing and cheapens human life. There is no such thing as leftover human life. Ask the snowflake children cryogenically frozen embryos who were adopted their lives are precious and priceless. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/05/obama-end-funding-for-snowflake-embryo-adoption-program/

Obama Agency: Pepsi Using Aborted Fetal Cells is Ordinary Business
PepsiCo has come under fire from pro-life advocates because it has been contracting with a research firm that uses fetal cells from babies victimized by abortions to test and produce artificial flavor enhancers.

Now, the Obama administration is set to face more criticism because an agency has declared that Pepsi s use of the company and its controversial flavor testing process constitutes ordinary business.

In a decision delivered February 28, the Security and Exchange Commission ruled that PepsiCo s use of aborted fetal remains in their research and development agreement with Senomyx to produce flavor enhancers falls under ordinary business operations. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/05/obama-agency-pepsi-using-aborted-fetal-cells-is-ordinary-business/

Congressman: Plenty of Evidence for Planned Parenthood Probe
Last year, Rep. Cliff Stearns, (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations, said he was starting what would become a congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood.

Stearns sent a letter to the Planned Parenthood abortion business requesting a wide range of documents and, according to a Human Events report, says he has plenty of evidence to move forward.

There is evidence that shows Planned Parenthood is not keeping a strict financial accounting or complying with the law, he says. There is also mounting evidence that, when dealing with young women who come in looking for abortions, if the woman was raped they are not reporting who did it to the state, which is the law. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/05/congressman-plenty-of-evidence-for-planned-parenthood-probe/

40 Days for Life Campaign Saves 148 Babies From Abortion
OK, many people dread Mondays. But if you follow these updates, you know Mondays always bring wonderful news to start the week. Thus far during this 40 Days for Life campaign, we know of at least 148 babies spared from abortion!

Praise God! Here are a few of the stories, starting with a save at one of the most hostile abortion centers in America. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/05/40-days-for-life-campaign-saves-148-babies-from-abortion/

Rick Perry: Obama Putting Abortion Over Women s Health
Texas Governor Rick Perry, the former Republican presidential candidate, has a new oped in the Fort Worth newspaper in which he criticizes pro-abortion President Barack Obama for jeopardizing a state women s health program because he is upset the state pulled funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

In the Fort Worth Star Telegram, he writes:

President Obama s administration plans to cancel funding for a long-standing and cost-effective health and wellness program for more than 100,000 Texas women. This move will cut off access to screenings for breast and cervical cancer, hypertension and diabetes, STD testing and family planning services for Texas women who otherwise could not afford them. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/05/rick-perry-obama-putting-abortion-over-womens-health/

Sandra Fluke a Self-Described Professional Pro-Abortion Activist
Remember the Georgetown Law student, Sandra Fluke, who was forced to suffer through $3,000-worth of protected sex during her stint at law school? Turns out, there s a bit more to the story.

According to some sources, Fluke might just have been a well-placed fake. Not exactly the young-and-helpless female law student most took her for, Fluke s LinkedIn profile speaks for itself: http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/05/sandra-fluke-a-self-described-professional-pro-abortion-activist/

Obama Supported Planned Parenthood, Now They Return the Favor
Barack Obama was elected president with the strong support of Planned Parenthood officials. After all, he had every quality they could ever hope for, as he was not only pro-abortion, but arguably even pro-infanticide. And because politicians, especially those well-schooled in Chicago bare-knuckle politics, are in the habit of repaying those who help them with an office, it could be that part of President Obama s repayment is to be realized via his mandate for free abortion pills, sterilization, and contraceptives for female employees across the board.

For example, in the fall of 2011, Planned Parenthood Federation of America CEO Cecile Richards was brought in to advise President Obama on whether to move forward in issuing the mandate he has since issued. And although Roman Catholic members of his administration, including Vice President Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, contended that the president couldn t force religious charities to pay for something they think is a sin, President Obama went Richards way. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/05/obama-supported-planned-parenthood-now-they-return-the-favor/

ObamaCare s Next Gift: After-Birth Contraception
If you thought the Obama mandate of abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization raised a furor for attacking the rights of conscience our Founding Fathers sought to protect via the First Amendment, you ll really enjoy what is coming soon. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/05/obamacares-next-gift-after-birth-contraception/


Where s the Outrage Over Obama s Past Infanticide Support
There has been a lot of justifiable outrage over an essay published in the Journal of Medical Ethics which attempted to logically argue in favor of infanticide. The two supposed ethicists who authored the study referred to the practice as after-birth abortion, in an effort to avoid the negative connotations associated with taking the life of a helpless newborn infant. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/05/wheres-the-outrage-over-obamas-past-infanticide-support/

Abortion: A Crime Against the Black Community
It was in 1808 when it became illegal to import African slaves to America and 1865 when it was illegal to enslave an African. It was not until a century later, in 1968, did it become illegal to legally segregate African Americans from educational institutions, housing opportunities, medical services and other public venues. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/05/abortion-a-crime-against-the-black-community/

California Should Not Allow Midwives, Non-Doctors to Do Abortions
Nearly 1.2 million abortions are performed every year in America. That means that every year, 1.2 million lives are ended before they really even start. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/05/california-should-not-allow-midwives-non-doctors-to-do-abortions/

Mary Wagner: Canadian Pro-Life Hero Jailed for Opposing Abortion
Mary Wagner has been sentenced to imprisonment about 12 times. Being jailed is so relatively unimportant to her compared to standing in and standing up for preborn children, she hasn t kept an accurate count. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/05/mary-wagner-canadian-pro-life-hero-jailed-for-opposing-abortion/

Pro-Life Laws Are Successful in Reducing Abortion Rates
Last week in a New York Times blog post, Ross Douthat responded to Will Saletan s most recent attempt to make the pro-life case for Planned Parenthood. In his writings, Saletan typically makes two arguments. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/05/pro-life-laws-are-successful-in-reducing-abortion-rates/

Pro-Life Youth s Innovative Save the Storks Effort Helps Women
On March 13, in Dallas, TX, an organization you ve probably never heard of is going to revolutionize the pro-life movement. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/05/pro-life-youths-innovative-save-the-storks-effort-helps-women/

Stem Cell Discovery Could Put Cloning on the Fast Track
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have announced they have found stem cells in ovaries that may be able to generate egg cells. It was previously thought that women are born with all the eggs they will ever have in a lifetime. But this research suggests that more eggs can be made by extracting these stem cells from ovaries. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/05/stem-cell-discovery-could-put-cloning-on-the-fast-track/

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