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Friday, July 6, 2012

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• Obama Administration Calls Pro-Lifers Terrorists Again
• Obama Admin Again Rejects Indiana s De-Funding Planned Parenthood

• Brad Pitt s Mom: Obama Supports Killing Unborn Babies

• After Obamacare Court Ruling Lots of Pro-Life Work To Do

More Pro-Life News
• Congressional Hearing to Focus on Brutal Chinese Forced Abortions
• Abortion Backers Assault Two Pro-Lifers in Violent Attacks
• Scott Peterson Appeals Death Penalty Sentence to Supreme Court
• Planned Parenthood Slams Possible VP Pick McDonnell Over Ultrasound
• 34 Lessons Learned From Thinking My Son Had Leukemia
• Pro-Lifers Silenced by Police at Rally File Free Speech Lawsuit
• Population Control Activist Dies as Her Legacy Unravels
• Wisconsin Abortions Drop 7.4 Percent, 576 Babies Saved
• Mississippi Still Has a Chance to Become Abortion Free
• California: Parental Notification on Abortion Won t Make Ballot
• Does EMILY s List Really Know What Women Want?
• Cardinal Dolan: Religious Freedom, Human Dignity Go Hand in Hand

—> Did you know? Gallup polling shows Americans are pro-life on a 51-41% margin.

Obama Administration Calls Pro-Lifers Terrorists Again
Once again, the Obama administration has called terrorists the majority of Americans who support the pro-life view on abortion. A January 2012 Department of Homeland Security document is making the rounds on the Internet and it paints an unflattering picture of pro-life Americans.

The January, 31, 2012 document is titled, Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1970 to 2008? and was released by the Behavioral Sciences Division of the department.

The authors of this report are Gary LaFree, director of START and professor of criminology at the University of Maryland, and Bianca Bersani, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, the document says. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/06/obama-administration-calls-pro-lifers-terrorists-again/

Obama Admin Again Rejects Indiana s De-Funding Planned Parenthood
For the second time, the Obama administration has rejected Indiana s effort to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Written yesterday but released today, the Obama administration, through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a component of the Obama administration s Health and Human Services department, issued a letter recommended ruling against Indiana defunding of Planned Parenthood.

The letter was written the same day the Obama administration decided to send a Tennessee Planned Parenthood abortion business a three-year grant totalling more than $1.2 million. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/06/obama-admin-again-rejects-indianas-de-funding-planned-parenthood/

Brad Pitt s Mom: Obama Supports Killing Unborn Babies
Jane Pitt, the mother of actor Brad Pitt, is making waves after penning a letter to the editor for her local newspaper slamming Obama and urging fellow Christians to vote for Mitt Romney. In the letter published by the Springfield News-Leader, Pitt calls President Obama, a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies. She adds, Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama.

Those in the mainstream media and on the Left have panned the letter. Gawker writer Taylor Berman calls Jane Pitt a loon. He adds, For those of us with family members prone to quasi-racist, half-coherent Thanksgiving dinner rants, it s a relief to know the rich and famous sometimes go through the same thing. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/06/brad-pitts-mom-obama-supports-killing-unborn-babies/

After Obamacare Court Ruling Lots of Pro-Life Work To Do
The U.S. Supreme Court s long-awaited ruling on two key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was issued June 28. Few could have anticipated the outcome in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius. The Court upheld the constitutionality of requiring individuals to enroll in a health plan the linchpin of the ACA. Writing for the Court, Chief Justice Roberts upheld that requirement as a lawful exercise of Congress s constitutional authority to impose taxes.

Since the ruling was announced, it has been all but impossible to turn on the television or radio or go online without hearing a reporter, pundit, expert, talk show host or caller raise some question about the Court s decision: It s all guesswork wrapped in speculation inside a conjecture. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/06/after-obamacare-court-ruling-lots-of-pro-life-work-to-do/

Congressional Hearing to Focus on Brutal Chinese Forced Abortions
A Congressional hearing on Monday will focus on continued human rights attacks and abuses in China, even after the international attention on Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese forced abortion opponent who fled China to the United States following house arrest and persecution.

Congressman Smith, the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights will preside over the hearing, entitled Continued Human Rights Attacks on Families in China that will focus on the Chinese government s attacks on families of dissidents or women without birth permits. Witnesses include both Pastor Bob Fu, of ChinaAid Association who helped get Chen Guangcheng released and other top human rights experts. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/06/congressional-hearing-to-focus-on-brutal-chinese-forced-abortions/

Abortion Backers Assault Two Pro-Lifers in Violent Attacks
In recent days we have reported on the assault of a pro-life protester (caught on video and followed by arrest) and the vandalization of a pro-life leader s home.

Here are two more attacks by abortion supporters against pro-lifers to report.

The first occurred June 30 and is in follow-up to my story that pro-life activists planned to distribute flyers outing country singer JoDell Nauert as the owner of three abortion clinics at an Independence Day gig. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/06/abortion-backers-assault-two-pro-lifers-in-violent-attacks/

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Scott Peterson Appeals Death Penalty Sentence to Supreme Court
Scott Peterson has appealed the death penalty sentence he received from the state of California for his involvement in the murder of Laci Peterson and her unborn child Connor.

Attorneys for Peterson filed a 423-page legal document with the California Supreme Court claiming Peterson is innocent and had nothing to do with the murders, which prompted federal and state Unborn Victims laws that provide greater protection and justice for pregnant women and their unborn children who are attacked or killed outside the context of abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/06/scott-peterson-appeals-death-penalty-sentence-to-supreme-court/

Planned Parenthood Slams Possible VP Pick McDonnell Over Ultrasound
The Planned Parenthood abortion business is attacking pro-life Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a potential vice-presidential running mate for Mitt Romney, over the new ultrasound law going into effect in his state. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/06/planned-parenthood-slams-possible-vp-pick-mcdonnell-over-ultrasound/


34 Lessons Learned From Thinking My Son Had Leukemia
Today was one of those days that keep parents up at night. One of those days you hope you don t have to soon repeat. One of those days that makes a parent feel like a ton of bricks are on their back. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/06/34-lessons-learned-from-thinking-my-son-had-leukemia/

Pro-Lifers Silenced by Police at Rally File Free Speech Lawsuit
On June 8, Priests for Life Youth Outreach Director Bryan Kemper and pro-life advocates participating in a rally against the Obama HHS mandate were silenced by local police, who told them they couldn t hold their pro-life signs. Now, they have filed a First Amendment lawsuit against Sinclair Community College in Ohio and its campus police. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/06/pro-lifers-silenced-by-police-at-rally-file-free-speech-lawsuit/

Population Control Activist Dies as Her Legacy Unravels
Feminist Activist Joan Dunlop died last week at 78, just a week after her legacy of recasting international population control efforts as reproductive rights began to unravel. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/06/population-control-activist-dies-as-her-legacy-unravels/

Wisconsin Abortions Drop 7.4 Percent, 576 Babies Saved
Numbers released today by the Department of Health Services show a 7.4% reduction in Wisconsin abortions in 2011 compared to 2010. That s the good news presented today from Wisconsin Right to Life executive director Barb Lyons. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/06/wisconsin-abortions-drop-7-4-percent-576-babies-saved/

Mississippi Still Has a Chance to Become Abortion Free
On Monday, pro-lifers received some disappointing news when a federal district judge blocked a law that would have likely put Mississippi s lone abortion clinic out of business. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/06/mississippi-still-has-a-chance-to-become-abortion-free/

California: Parental Notification on Abortion Won t Make Ballot
California voters will not be able to vote on a state ballot measure for a fourth time that would allow parents to know when their minor daughters are considering an abortion. The measure did not receive enough signatures statewide to qualify for the November vote. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/06/california-parental-notification-on-abortion-wont-make-ballot/

Does EMILY s List Really Know What Women Want?
A few minutes before 3:00 PM on the afternoon of July 5th, 2012, the always-cheerful gals over at EMILY s List (Early Money Is Like Yeast) sent out yet another e-mail blast begging for money. Since their proven track record is so less-than-stellar they opted to use this solicitous rant as an opportunity to address what they have accomplished this year. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/06/does-emilys-list-really-know-what-women-want/

Cardinal Dolan: Religious Freedom, Human Dignity Go Hand in Hand
As any horticulturalist knows, you cannot cultivate roses merely by plucking weeds and killing aphids. One must plant rose seeds. No matter how hospitable the garden is for the cultivation of roses, if there are no seeds, there will be no roses. Negative horticulture is, in itself, unproductive. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/06/cardinal-dolan-religious-freedom-human-dignity-go-hand-in-hand/

 

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