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Friday, March 30, 2012

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• Hunger Games Star Elizabeth Banks Promotes Planned Parenthood
• Planned Parenthood Builds Texas Abortion Biz Near Adoption Ctr

• Obama s Abortion Agenda Not Good for American Women

• Seven Years Ago Today, Terri Schiavo Lived Her Last Day

More Pro-Life News
• New Study Shows Abstinence Education Effective
• Georgia Legislature OKs Fetal Pain-Based Abortion Ban
• Notre Dame Still Links to Pro-Abortion Internships
• Contractor Leaves Job After Learning It s Planned Parenthood
• Dick Cheney s Change of Heart: Liberals Still Complain
• Illinois Abortion Biz That Closed Would Have Failed Probe
• Former Britney Spears Singer Meets Baby Who Saved Another From Abortion
• Republican States Most Likely to OK Pro-Life Laws
• Judge Tosses Louisiana Law for Damages Against Abortion Docs
• New Hampshire House Passes Three Pro-Life Bills on Abortion
• Argentina Supreme Court Falls Prey to UN Abortion Pressure
• • Argentina Supreme Court Falls Prey to UN Abortion Pressure

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Hunger Games Star Elizabeth Banks Promotes Planned Parenthood
The movie Hunger Games is the most popular film in the nation and star Elizabeth Banks is already trading in her newfound popularity for a chance to get on the soap box and preach her values to the public.

Banks has written a blog for the iVillage blog series CelebVillage in which she talks about the birth of her son Felix, who turns 1-year-old today, via a surrogate. Pro-life advocates have long held concerns about surrogacy because it takes the focus off of adoption of children who are seeking good homes and because surrogates could change their minds about the surrogacy contract and decide to have an abortion.

Banks also credits birth control pills for allowing her to have her son and promotes their usage.

But the portion of Banks column that is sure to draw the strongest condemnation from pro-life advocates is her promotion of the Planned Parenthood abortion business. While it also promotes women s health services, Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion company in the nation, doing more than one-quarter of all abortions in the United States on an annual basis and aggressively lobbying against any pro-life laws to limit or reduce abortions or to help inform women about alternatives or risks and dangers. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/30/hunger-games-star-elizabeth-banks-promotes-planned-parenthood/

Planned Parenthood Builds Texas Abortion Biz Near Adoption Ctr
A few months ago we told you of the new abortion supercenter Planned Parenthood was quietly planning in Fort Worth, TX. While we had been told off the record where that location was, it wasn t until recently it was confirmed Planned Parenthood s new abortion facility will be next to a large adoption center.

Despite Planned Parenthood being stripped of its funding in Texas, it seems they haven t suffered very much financially because their new center has begun construction next to the Gladney Adoption Center, a staple in Fort Worth.

The new center at 6400 John Ryan Drive is being described as a state-of-the-art facility which, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, will include a larger family planning center, an ambulatory surgical care center and offices. Construction began last week and the facility is set to open next year. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/30/planned-parenthood-builds-new-texas-abortion-biz-near-adoption-ctr/

Obama s Abortion Agenda Not Good for American Women
Obama s ploy to monopolize women s votes is deteriorating. New polls show that radical, pro-abortion President Barack Obama is losing favor with American women despite launching his Women for Obama campaign solely to bolster his ratings with women.

Respondents to a Bloomberg National Poll indicate that forty-nine percent of women say they would choose Obama over a Republican opponent. This time four years ago, Obama s support among women was fifty-six percent. Women are becoming more aware of Obama s tactics to manipulate their vote and advance his abortion agenda in the United States and abroad.
Despite his overreaching interest in women s health, President Obama does not seem to care about women. Instead, his focus has been to promote his abortion agenda and the abortion lobby under the guise of female empowerment and women s health care as a means to muster up votes. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/30/obamas-abortion-agenda-not-good-for-american-women/

Seven Years Ago Today, Terri Schiavo Lived Her Last Day
On March 30, 2005, Terri Schiavo had her last full day of life on this earth and both her family and Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life are remembering the last moments they shared with the woman whose former husband won a court order to take her life.

Terri was killed on March 31, 2005 when her former husband won a protracted legal battle against the Schindler family for the right to disconnect her feeding tube. Doctors who examined Terri say she was not in a persistent vegetative state and that her condition could have been improved has she been given access to more medical care and rehabilitative treatment. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/30/seven-years-ago-today-terri-schiavo-lived-her-last-day/

New Study Shows Abstinence Education Effective
Research published this week revealed more evidence that a Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) abstinence program is effective in delaying sexual onset. Four major conclusions are drawn from the article, entitled, Impact of the Choosing the Best Program in Communities Committed to Abstinence Education.

Students in an SRA class were more likely to delay the onset of sexual activity from pre to posttest than their peers. The findings of this study are more realistic and relevant than the Jemmott study on abstinence, as well as most comprehensive sex ed. research since the study occurred in schools. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/30/new-study-shows-abstinence-education-effective/

Georgia Legislature OKs Fetal Pain-Based Abortion Ban
Georgia is looking to become the latest state to approve a law that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the scientific evidence showing unborn children feel pain at least at that point in development, if not sooner.

The bill, which now goes to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature, will make Georgia the seventh state to adopt such a law. None of those measures has been successfully challenged in court.

Georgia Right to Life president Dan Becker applauded passage of the measure and said it could very well save the lives of more than 1,000 unborn children who die annually from such abortions in his state. The state s current law allows abortions for almost any reason throughout all nine months of pregnancy. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/30/georgia-legislature-oks-fetal-pain-based-abortion-ban/

Notre Dame Still Links to Pro-Abortion Internships
The University of Notre Dame continues to link its students to internships at some of the biggest pro-abortion organizations in the nation, despite protests from pro-life advocates upset by them.

Notre Dame is offering students summer internship opportunities at several notorious pro-abortion organizations.

Our majors have interned at the following organizations, states the university s web site, which includes: http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/30/notre-dame-still-links-to-pro-abortion-internships/

Contractor Leaves Job After Learning It s Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood is in the process of building a new mega- abortion facility next to an adoption agency in Forth Worth, Texas. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/30/contractor-leaves-job-after-learning-its-planned-parenthood/

Dick Cheney s Change of Heart: Liberals Still Complain
Liberals have been complaining about Cheney ever since Bush v. Gore. And they ve wanted him to have a change of heart. Now, he has a change of heart. And they are still complaining.. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/30/dick-cheneys-change-of-heart-liberals-still-complain/

Illinois Abortion Biz That Closed Would Have Failed Probe
The Pro-Life Action League reported late last year that the Dimensions Medical Center abortion facility in Des Plaines, Illinois had closed. But at the time, we didn t know why it closed. Now we do: Dimensions would have never passed an inspection. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/30/illinois-abortion-biz-that-closed-would-have-failed-probe/

Former Britney Spears Singer Meets Baby Who Saved Another From Abortion
You may remember the story I shared of my little Preacher Boy Mattie and how his LIFE story shared by a dear friend of mine, Kelly Clinger, saved the LIFE of another. (If you don t know the story, click HERE and read it before reading any further) . http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/30/former-britney-spears-backup-singer-meets-baby-she-saved-from-abortion/

Republican States Most Likely to OK Pro-Life Laws
The Tennessee state House has approved legislation making it so abortion practitioners can t abandon women after failed abortions by not having admitting privileges at a local hospital when botched abortions occur. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/30/republican-states-most-likely-to-ok-pro-life-laws/

Judge Tosses Louisiana Law for Damages Against Abortion Docs
A judge has tossed out a Louisiana law that has been on the books for more than a decade that makes it easier for victims of botched and failed abortions to win damages in lawsuits against abortion practitioners. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/30/judge-tosses-louisiana-law-for-damages-against-abortion-docs/

New Hampshire House Passes Three Pro-Life Bills on Abortion
The New Hampshire state House voted this week to approve three key pro-life bills that will limit and reduce abortions including a ban on abortion after 20 weeks, a 24-hour waiting period, and an informed consent measure to give women accurate information. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/30/new-hampshire-house-passes-three-pro-life-bills-on-abortion/

Argentina Supreme Court Falls Prey to UN Abortion Pressure
In a surprising ruling, the Supreme Court of Argentina has declared abortion is a woman s right in case of rape under international law. Under the ruling health service providers would be required to provide abortions immediately and expeditiously when a woman claims that her pregnancy is the result of rape. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/30/argentina-supreme-court-falls-prey-to-un-abortion-pressure/

Czech Republic Sees 2,000 Join March for Life Against Abortion
Two thousand people took part in the 12th annual March for Life in Prague on March 24, 2012. Pro-life advocates filled the streets to give witness to the need to end abortion in the Czech Republic and enact laws that protect the lives of all children from the moment of conception. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/30/argentina-supreme-court-falls-prey-to-un-abortion-pressure/

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