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• Obama Backers Can t Explain Why Abortion-HHS Mandate is Good
• Paul Ryan Would Bring Solid Pro-Life Pledge as Vice President

• Man Attacks 77-Year-Old Pro-Life Woman, Destroys Her Sign

• CodePink Feminists to Send Vaginas to Republican Party

More Pro-Life News
• Democratic Party Told to Be More Inclusive on Abortion
• Red Cross: Irrelevant That Blood Drive Location Does Abortions
• Most Late-Term Abortions Are Not Done for Medical Reasons
• Polling Data: Young Adults More Pro-Life Than Other Age Groups
• Catholics for Choice Runs Misleading Ad on Church, Sex
• FDA OKs Adult Stem Cell Trial for Spinal Cord Patients
• Media Ignores Planned Parenthood President s Massive Salary
• Six Million Abortions in England Since Abortion Legalized
• New Zealand: Pro-Life Groups Abortion Review Dismissed
• Pro-Life Advocates in New Mexico Keep Fighting Abortion Industry

—> Planned Parenthood: 51% of Its Clinic Income Comes From Abortions

Obama Backers Can t Explain Why Abortion-HHS Mandate is Good
A new video is making the round of the Internet showing supporters of pro-abortion President Barack Obama.

Asked to explain, after attending an event in which Obama went to great lengths to support the Planned Parenthood abortion business and his controversial HHS mandate, they were unable to give good reasons why government should force religious employers to pay for or refer for abortion-causing drugs in violation of their conscience. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/10/obama-backers-cant-explain-why-abortion-hhs-mandate-is-good/

Paul Ryan Would Bring Solid Pro-Life Pledge as Vice President
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, who is mostly known for his conservative approach to balancing the federal budget, is one of the top contenders for MItt Romney s vice-presidential running mate slot.

Ryan is receiving significant buzz in Washington circles this week and many say the percent chance of him running with Romney against pro-abortion President Barack Obama is on the rise. While most know Ryan for his fiscal views, Ryan has made a solid pro-life pledge that would endear him to millions of voters looking for a pro-life Vice President to replace pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/10/paul-ryan-would-bring-solid-pro-life-pledge-as-vice-president/

Man Attacks 77-Year-Old Pro-Life Woman, Destroys Her Sign
An Iowa man is facing a misdemeanor charge after getting upset by a pro-life sign an elderly woman was carrying and attacking her and destroying the sign.

The Iowa City Patch newspaper has more on the incident with the woman, her graphic pro-life sign and the pro-abortion activist who went after her, and what has happened since

. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/10/man-attacks-77-year-old-pro-life-woman-destroys-her-sign/

CodePink Feminists to Send Vaginas to Republican Party
Taking the silly War on Women rhetoric to another disgusting level, the pro-abortion feminists at CodePink have come up with a new campaign: Send your vaginas to the Republican convention.

Upset that Republicans and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney support religious freedom for groups opposing the Obama HHS mandate and wants to end taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business, CodePink thinks it has a great idea on how to respond. The women s group is suggesting that its members and others Send Your V to the RNC! http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/10/codepink-feminists-to-send-vaginas-to-republican-party/


Democratic Party Told to Be More Inclusive on Abortion
For the first time in two decades, the Democratic National Committee s platform committee heard from pro-life advocates wanting the party to moderate its pro-abortion platform that also calls for taxpayer funding of abortions.

Not expecting the pro-abortion party to budge on its abortion position, the Washington Post reports that pro-life Democrats who testified focused on getting the party to acknowledge the dissenting pro-life Democrats within its ranks. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/10/democratic-party-told-to-be-more-inclusive-on-abortion/

Red Cross: Irrelevant That Blood Drive Location Does Abortions
A representative of the Red Cross is digging a deeper hole for the charitable group, which is facing an outpouring of criticism over the fact that it held a blood drive in Columbus, Ohio at a local abortion business.

The American Red Cross held the blood drive at the Complete Healthcare for Woman (CHfW) abortion facility on Cleveland Ave.

Ruth Yorston, Executive Director of Greater Columbus Right to Life, says the blood drive is another way for the abortion clinic to make itself look like a legitimate medical facility. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/10/red-cross-irrelevant-that-blood-drive-location-does-abortions/

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Most Late-Term Abortions Are Not Done for Medical Reasons
In a house editorial about an Arizona law that restricts abortions after 18 weeks, the editors of the New York Times assert that the overwhelming number of abortions occur well before 20 weeks; later abortions mostly often involve severely troubled pregnancies that pose risks to a woman s health or life.

This allegation that abortions after 20 weeks are mostly performed for medical reasons has long been discredited by the public disclosures of abortion providers. The salient facts are documented in Just Facts research on partial-birth abortion and are summarized below. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/10/most-late-term-abortions-are-not-done-for-medical-reasons/

Polling Data: Young Adults More Pro-Life Than Other Age Groups
Katrina Trinko and David French both had some good insights about Thursday s New York Times article about young voters and social conservatism, but I wanted to add some of my own thoughts. For as long as I can remember, mainstream-media outlets are constantly advising Republicans to focus on economic issues and either downplay or moderate their stances on social issues. This article is certainly no exception. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/10/polling-data-young-adults-more-pro-life-than-other-age-groups/


Catholics for Choice Runs Misleading Ad on Church, Sex
A recent ad run by Catholics for Choice merits acknowledgment for its extraordinarily clever mixture of truth and confusion. On the anniversary of Humanae vitae, the ad attempts to redefine Church teaching on condoms, and what it means to be a good Catholic. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/10/catholics-for-choice-runs-misleading-ad-on-church-sex/

FDA OKs Adult Stem Cell Trial for Spinal Cord Patients
Human trials are ongoing for chronic spinal cord injury using adult stem cells. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/10/fda-oks-adult-stem-cell-trial-for-spinal-cord-patients/

Media Ignores Planned Parenthood President s Massive Salary
Learning this information took me all of five minutes. According to Planned Parenthood s 2010 IRS Form 990, Cecile Richards earned a total of $420,153 at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a few grand more than Brinker. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/10/media-ignores-planned-parenthood-presidents-massive-salary/

Six Million Abortions in England Since Abortion Legalized
A new analysis from the Christian Institute in England shows that more than six million abortions have been done on unborn babies in the United Kingdom since abortion was legalized in 1967. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/10/six-million-abortions-in-the-uk-since-abortion-legalized/

Pro-Life Advocates in New Mexico Keep Fighting Abortion Industry
Bud and Tara Shaver are full time pro-life missionaries in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their ministry encompasses its name, Prayer and a Pro-life Witness. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/09/pro-life-advocates-in-new-mexico-keep-fighting-abortion-industry/

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