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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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Top Stories
• Republicans Approve Strongly Pro-Life Platform on Abortion
• Obama, Democrats Bashing Romney Over New Pro-Life GOP Platform
• Court: Texas Can De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
• Pro-Abortion Democrats Won t Offer Child Care During Convention

More Pro-Life News
• Media Completely Ignores Democrats Pushing Out Pro-Lifers
• Teenage Mother Was Fired For Refusing to Have an Abortion
• Former NARAL President Calls Paul Ryan s Pro-Life Views Crazy
• Woman Rushed to Ohio Hospital After Botched Late-Term Abortion

• Canadian Parliament to Hold Rare Abortion Debate Next Month
• Pro-Life People Should Avoid the American Cancer Society
• Planned Parenthood Prez Still Misleads About Doing Mammograms
• Black Pro-Lifers Stand Up to Pro-Abortion War on Women Rally
• ACOG Continues Attacking Conscience Rights on Abortion
• March for Life OKs New Leaders After Nellie Gray s Passing

Republicans Approve Strongly Pro-Life Platform on Abortion
The approved draft of the Republican Party platform will have the GOP again adopting a strongly pro-life document that voters will be receptive to as they consider replacing pro-abortion President Barack Obama this November.

The Republican National Committee appears to be headed towards another pro-life platform, which has been pro-life since 1980, when the Republican Party adopted a position supporting the Human Life Amendment. The platform stood in stark contrast to the pro-abortion plank Democrats approved.

Faithful to the self-evident truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed, the draft GOP platform states. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment s protections apply to unborn children. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/21/republicans-will-approve-strongly-pro-life-platform-on-abortion/

Obama, Democrats Bashing Romney Over New Pro-Life GOP Platform
It didn t take long for President Barack Obama and top Democrats to bash presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney on the issue of abortion following the Republican Party s adoption of a new platform that opposes abortion.

As LifeNews reported, GOP leaders in the platform committee approved a strongly pro-life platform that uses similar language from past platforms calling for a Human Life Amendment to protect unborn children under law. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/21/obama-democrats-bashing-romney-over-new-pro-life-gop-platform/

Court: Texas Can De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
In a major victory, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans lifted a federal judge s temporary injunction preventing the state of Texas from de-funding the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

The court ruled Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood within its women s health services program because Planned Parenthood is an abortion business.

Recently, a panel of the the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court overturned an appeals judge s decision allowing Texas to ban the nation s biggest abortion business from the state s Women s Health Program. The panel ruled the law Texas approved last year to prohibit abortion facilities from taking part in the program to protect taxpayers from funding abortion facilities is unconstitutional. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/21/court-texas-can-de-fund-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz/

Pro-Abortion Democrats Won t Offer Child Care During Convention
On August 11, post-abortive pro-life advocate Kelly Clinger wrote an article that included a picture of a woman pregnant with 20 week old twins at the Orlando Women s Center abortion business in Florida. The woman went inside to have her twin babies killed by abortion. Abortionist James Pendergraft owns the Orlando Women s Center as well as four other abortion businesses.

Pendergraft also runs the website, LateTermAbortion.net. This site contains information on how a person can set up a late-term abortion. Pendergraft will agree to commit an abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, only requiring justification from a medical professional. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/21/pro-abortion-democrats-wont-offer-child-care-during-convention/

Media Completely Ignores Democrats Pushing Out Pro-Lifers
Every four years, without fail, the liberal media wring their hands over the influence of pro-lifers on the GOP platform, suggesting that the party is too extreme in its position on abortion and hence out of step with middle-of-the-road voters. Of course, the same concern is not expressed regarding the Democrats position on the same issue being too out-of-step with most Americans.

This year, the row over Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin s comments on rape and abortion are being seized upon as a springboard to attack the party. Witness MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts on today s MSNBC Live. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/21/media-completely-ignores-democrats-pushing-out-pro-lifers/

Teenage Mother Was Fired For Refusing to Have an Abortion
A young woman who chose not to have an abortion and was then fired from her job has filed a lawsuit against her former employer.

Christina Garcia became pregnant at the age of 16 while working for a doctor s office in Texas. She was employed by Dr. Meenakshi Prabhaker at ID (Infectious Diseases) Doctors. According to Garcia, Dr. Prabhaker told her to get an abortion. She says, He [Dr. Prabhaker] said it wasn t a good image for him. I was very upset. I started crying. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/21/teenage-mother-was-fired-for-refusing-to-have-an-abortion/

Former NARAL President Calls Paul Ryan s Pro-Life Views Crazy
Kate Michelman, the former president of the NARAL pro-abortion organization, joined pro-abortion MSNBC talk show host Chris Matthews and said vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan is crazy to believing that unborn children should be legally protected.

The National Right to Life Committee, in tracking the votes Ryan has cast in Congress on important pro-life issues, has crafted a perfect 100% pro-life voting record. This year, Ryan is 10 for 10 in pro-life voting voting to repeal Obamacare, cut off taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood repeatedly, stopping taxpayer funding for abortions in various instances, banning sex-selection abortions, providing for pro-life conscience protections for medical professionals, and banning abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy in the nation s capital. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/21/former-naral-president-calls-paul-ryans-pro-life-views-crazy/

Woman Rushed to Ohio Hospital After Botched Late-Term Abortion
New information coming to light only today shows a woman was apparantly rushed to the hospital in Dayton, Ohio following a botched late-term abortion that took place at the Women s Med Center abortion clinic in Dayton. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/21/woman-rushed-to-ohio-hospital-after-botched-late-term-abortion/


Canadian Parliament to Hold Rare Abortion Debate Next Month
The Canadian Parliament will engage, on September 12, in a rare debate over abortion and pro-life issues as Tory MP Stephen Woodworth moves ahead with a debate on his bill to define unborn children as human beings. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/21/canadian-parliament-to-hold-rare-abortion-debate-next-month/

Pro-Life People Should Avoid the American Cancer Society
Charity walks and runs are big business. Who doesn t love a fun event, even if we re out of shape? Walking or running for a good cause makes us feel good. Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, products of the American Cancer Society (ACS), however, may be ones you reconsider. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/21/pro-life-people-should-avoid-the-american-cancer-society/

Planned Parenthood Prez Still Misleads About Doing Mammograms
Media reports yesterday focused on a Planned Parenthood announcement indicating funding it has received from Komen will allow it to perform more breast screenings for women like the kind they can get at legitimate medical centers without going to an abortion business. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/21/planned-parenthood-prez-still-misleads-about-doing-mammograms/

Black Pro-Lifers Stand Up to Pro-Abortion War on Women Rally
The huge pro-abortion rally that was supposed to bring tens of thousands of abortion advocates to Washington to stand up to the supposed War on Women pro-life groups, Republicans and Mitt Romney are supposedly waging on women didn t materialize. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/21/black-pro-lifers-stand-up-to-pro-abortion-war-on-women-rally/

ACOG Continues Attacking Conscience Rights on Abortion
In November 2007 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists(ACOG) published an opinion that if a woman s physical or mental health were at risk, medical practitioners had an obligation to provide medically indicated abortions regardless of the provider s personal moral objections. . http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/21/acog-continues-attacking-conscience-rights-on-abortion/

March for Life OKs New Leaders After Nellie Gray s Passing
The March for Life has approved new leaders following the passing of founder and longtime president Nellie Gray. The March for Life board selected board members Patrick Kelly and Jeanne Monahan, to head up the annual event. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/21/march-for-life-oks-new-leaders-after-nellie-grays-passing/


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