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National Right to Life News
September 2014 Issue

The print version of National Right to Life News is coming back as a monthly PDF publication. You will hear from us every time the NRL News is published with some of the top stories linking back to the original PDF file.

The pivotal importance of the November mid-term elections

With fewer than six weeks to go before the November 4 mid-term elections, the September edition of National Right to Life News is bursting with information not only about the pivotal elections but also about a ton of other developments important to our readers. Read More

GAO report confirms elective abortion coverage widespread in Obamacare exchange plans

A report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a nonpartisan investigatory arm of Congress, made public today, provides dismaying confirmation of earlier predictions by National Right to Life that federally subsidized abortion coverage would become a widespread feature of Obamacare. Read More


Sign the Petition to the Senate to end abortions of Pain-Capable Unborn Children

“To all U.S. Senators: Pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act!” Read More

Will States be bribed to intensify Health Care Rationing?
Should the federal government pay states to limit what their residents are allowed to spend to save their lives? In early September the Center for American Progress, a D.C.-based think tank led by former staffers for the Obama and Clinton Administrations, released a new proposal that would incentivize states to ratchet down health care spending. Read More

How the Missouri Legislature Overrode Governor Nixon’s Vetoes of Important Pro-life Legislation

With the override of Governor Nixon’s veto, Missouri becomes only the third state in the nation to enact a 72-hour waiting period along with Utah and South Dakota. Read More

What babies learn in the womb

At CNN.com , Annie Murphy Paul, author of “Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives,” writes… Read More

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Why Trials and Suffering Are So Valuable

“My child, please understand that the trials I send you are made to measure, exactly fitted to your power to bear them.  They are favors that draw you nearer to your Beloved.  Thank me for a little trial as though it were a flower placed with new tenderness on your heart by your Fiancé….always humble yourself as though you had deserved to suffer.  I am all innocence , yet I suffered everything imaginableI will use everything for your sanctificationDo not be afraid of trials.  They only help you go higher.  They make you love Me more.”

Our Lord to Gabrielle Bossis from the classic “He and I”


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IN HIS MOST IMPORTANT DECISION TO-DATE IN THE UNITED STATES, POPE FRANCIS HAS CHOSEN BISHOP BLASE CUPICH, A TALENTED LEADER WITH VISION, WHO IS COMMITTED TO THE CULTURE OF ENCOUNTER AND TO THE POOR, AS THE NEW ARCHBISHOP OF CHICAGO

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Pope Francis has given a new direction to the American Church by appointing the bishop of Spokane, Blase Joseph Cupich, 65, as the ninth archbishop of Chicago.
 

Tough luck, David Chiu

Chicago study confirms pro-lifers on sex selection abortions

cute-asian-baby-girl-2The following comes from a Sept. 18 posting by Rachel Luon The Federalist.com.

The racist Right is at it again, or so we’re meant to believe. This time, Asian Americans are in the crosshairs, as pro-lifers lean on vicious stereotypes in an effort to bolster their assault on reproductive choice.

That at any rate is the argument put forward by David Chiu, the San Francisco supervisor whose resolution to oppose bans on sex-selective abortion passed on Tuesday. Chiu contends there is absolutely no evidence that sex-selective abortion is a problem in the United States, and that arguments to the contrary are grounded in racial stereotypes. HuffPo’s Lydia O’Connor, Slate’s Emily Bazelon, Mother JonesMolly Redden, and Reason’s Emily Nolan Brown have joined in the effort to spread the word. Sex selective abortion isn’t a problem in the United States! It’s all just a racist ploy.

There’s just one problem with this argument. Sex-selective abortion does happen here, and the evidence has been bolstered by, ironically, the very study Chiu and others have cited as their primary source of data. Another day, another reminder that maybe somebody (at least an intern?) should actually read the study before we all get on our high horses about it.

Let’s back up, for those who are unfamiliar with this controversy. Sex-selective abortion means killing your unborn child because he or (more commonly) she is not the sex you prefer. This has been widespread in China through the decades of the one-child policy and, as a result, the 2010 Chinese census revealed that men outnumber women in China by 34 million. That’s a huge social problem. It’s also a terrible tragedy, when you consider that it points to millions of babies who were killed or abandoned by their parents simply because they were girls.

Among those study participants who were carrying girls, 89 percent chose to abort.

China isn’t the only country where this happens. In India and Singapore, sex-selective abortion is also regularly used to express a preference for sons over daughters. Great Britain has only recently admitted it needs to address this problem, especially among its Asian population. Women saythey are shamed for having too many daughters, and feel pressure from extended family to abort and save resources for a much-desired son.

The Brits haven’t come up with a satisfactory solution, but at least they’re thinking about it. Here in the United States, we’re still struggling through the denial phase. The evidence is already before us that sex-selective abortion does happen here. Sunita Puri published a study in 2011 in which she interviewed 65 Indian immigrant women, all of whom had pursued fetal sex selection. Her study revealed that the women, like so many mothers abroad, had been shamed and sometimes abused for conceiving too many girls, and that nearly half of them had aborted daughters in the past. Among those study participants who were carrying girls, 89 percent chose to abort.

Those are some pretty sobering numbers, but then again, 65 women make for a small sample. Demographic data shows us the big picture, and it does bear out Puri’s claims, provided you know where to look. This is what Douglas Almond and Lena Edlund found in their 2008 study of birth ratios among American-born offspring of foreign-born Chinese, Korean, and Indian parents. First-born Asian children, Almond and Edlund found, showed normal sex ratios, with about 106 girls for every 100 boys. When the firstborn child was a daughter, sex ratios for second births were skewed a bit towards boys.

But the really significant finding concerned third births in families who already had two daughters. Among these children, there were 151 boys for every 100 girls. Almond and Edlund drew the obvious conclusion: when expecting for the third time, a significant number of Asian parents preferred an abortion to a third daughter.

These numbers have been cited many times by pro-life activists in their push to ban sex-selective abortion, which is now illegal in eight states. Everyone recognizes that enforcement is difficult in a country that mostly embraces abortion on demand. Nevertheless, a majority of Americans are rightly offended by the notion that the unborn can legally be killed simply for the crime of being girls. This has been a fairly successful line of argument for pro-lifers, which predictably has NARAL supporters scrambling for an adequate response. Pro-abortion feminists find themselves in an uncomfortable position when backing up the right of patriarchal cultures to reject girls.

Pro-abortion feminists find themselves in an uncomfortable position when backing up the right of patriarchal cultures to reject girls.

Enter this study, published this year out of the University of Chicago’s International Human Rights Clinic. Widely hailed as the new, definitive word on sex-selective abortion, its data sets are larger and more recent than those used by Almond and Eklund. It also wears its political agenda on its sleeve, presenting a list of “myths” (used by the pro-life movement to justify laws against sex-selective abortion) and replacing them with “facts” (meant to show that such laws are unnecessary).

The presentation builds to “Myth #6” (“The primary motivation behind laws banning sex-selective abortion in the United States is to prevent gender-based discrimination”) which is replaced by “Fact #6” (“Restricting access to abortion is the primary motivation for sex-selective abortion bans.”) It’s refreshing they are so obvious about their allegiances. Why muddy the waters with pretensions to academic detachment when abortion rights are on the line?

Let’s cut to the chase, though, and ask what is obviously the most important question: is sex-selective abortion happening in the United States? If not, that lends at least some support to the claims of Chiu and others that pro-lifers are scare-mongering and leaning on inapplicable racial stereotypes. Has this new study really shown that Almond and Eklund’s conclusions were wrong or out of date? You’d certainly think so to read the many write-ups from HuffPo, Slate, Mother Jones, or Reason.

For the skeptical, though, I advise pulling up the study yourself and flashing ahead to page 16, where the authors admit: “Our study of pooled ACS data confirms Almond and Edlund’s study with regard to the third births of foreign-born Chinese, Indian and Korean families that have already given birth to two girls.” Wait, what? This wonderful, up-to-date study confirms the very point that was most critical to the pro-life argument all along? So… then… what are all these pro-choice advocates so excited about?

It’s got to be frustrating when you bring together a lot of important-sounding organizations to do a big, splashy study, and it ends up confirming the piece of data that most sticks in your craw….

To read the entire posting, click here.

From http://cal-catholic.com/


What Obama couldn’t, Brown can

Pizzo

The following is a Sept. 18 submission by Camille Giglio of Walnut Creek.

If the death and dying crowd has its way, in the future, on your child’s 18th birthday he or she will celebrate the event with a trip to a doctor’s office to have The Conversation on how and when to end one’s life, and California MediCal may pay the doctor for having the conversation.

This little paragraph was removed from the Affordable Care Act when Sarah Palin labeled it Death Panels, but now it is appearing in state legislation.

In California this plan is formulated in legislation and on Governor Brown’s desk awaiting his signature. It is AB 2139 by death and dying advocate Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, entitled Patient Notification.

The bill calls for using MediCal to pay a doctor for discussing end-of-life treatment when a patient receive a diagnosis of a chronic or terminal illness. It further requires the doctor or health care person, to hand the patient a POLST Palliative Care only form along with instructions in how to fill it out.

My local newspaper carried an article today entitled “Earlier, better care urged for end of life.” The article is a report on an Institute of Medicine paper which includes the suggestion that one should begin having discussions with family and doctor beginning at age 18 on the subject of how to best plan for your end of life.

The reporter writing the story, Lisa Krieger, is an activist in the death and dying lobby and is once again touting her agenda. Two years ago the San Jose Mercury News allowed publication of a 10-part series written by Krieger, on the cost of dying.  This was followed by several appearances in the area touting the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or, the POLST form.

The article quotes a Dr. Philip Pizzo, former dean of Stanford University’s School of Medicine and co-chair of the report, as saying: “It is our hope that this report will lead to improvements in end-of-life care and the experience of dying for all.”

The report continues by recommending that federal and state governments and private insurers create financial incentives for patients and clinicians (note: it’s clinicians, not doctors) to discuss end-of-life matters, document patient preferences, and provide appropriate services and care.”

They further recommend not only having this conversation once, but several different times at milestones of life, i.e., getting a driver’s license, turning 18, leaving home or marrying.

A Dr. Miller of San Francisco’s Zen Hospice declares that “there is unnecessary and gratuitous suffering.”  He’s actually talking about “futile care.” This is an accepted term in certain medical circles meaning that there are some patients for whom it is a waste of time and money to think about curative care for someone’s illness. They are too old, too ill, too low-income, too unessential to society, etc.

 

English: Jerry Brown's official picture as Att...

English: Jerry Brown’s official picture as  Governor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Following the 1973 Roe v Wade decision and debates on who was going to pay for these approved abortions, then first-time Governor Jerry Brown, declared that California would pay for all its abortions which our state has continued to do. Now, Second-time-around Brown, is saying that, according to AB 2139, California taxpayers will pay the doctors to have the end-of-life conversation.

 

Contact Governor Brown to urge a veto of AB 2139.

From http://cal-catholic.com/


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Friday, September 19 , 2014

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• Abortionist Runs Filthy Clinic: Blood From Last Abortion Splattered on Suction Machine
• Parents Want to Stop Life Support for Baby Because He’s Disabled: Who Wants Their Son to be Handicapped?
• Photo of Baby Born in Embryonic Sac Goes Viral on Twitter
• Parents Reject Abortion, Prepare for Arrival of Conjoined Twins Who Share One Heart

More Pro-Life News
• The Life and Death of This Baby is Changing The Abortion Debate
Pro-Life Teacher Fired After Opposing Planned Parenthood Sues School District for $390,000
• Baby Survives Just 15 Minutes After Birth But Touches Family Who Refused to Abort Her
• I Wish I Could Have Stopped My Girlfriend’s Abortion, But She Said “I Don’t Want This Baby”
• Man Takes Mentally Disabled Teen He Raped to Two Abortion Clinics, Neither Report Abuse
• Should We Offer Alzheimer’s Patients Love and Care or Push Them Into Assisted Suicide?

• Man Assaults and Rapes Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend to Try to Cause Abortion

• Colorado Taxpayers Forced to Send $10 Million to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
• Report Suggests End of Life Discussions With Teenagers
• Planned Parenthood Ad Claims Pro-Life Woman Joni Ernst Hates Women

• Media Trashes Pro-Lifers Opposing Woman Crowdfunding Her Abortion as “Stone Throwing Barbarians”
• Fine Gael Claims New Irish Abortion Guidelines “Not Really About Abortion”
• North Dakota Human Life Amendment Fights Back Against Abortion on Demand

Abortionist Runs Filthy Clinic: Blood From Last Abortion Splattered on Suction Machine
A scathing report has been issued by Michigan Administrative Law Judge Shawn Downey, who has found that Muskegon abortionist Robert Alexander is responsible for negligence and incompetence under the state’s Public Health Code in a case involving filthy “Gosnell-like” conditions at Alexander’s Muskegon abortion business.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/19/abortionist-runs-filthy-clinic-blood-from-last-abortion-splattered-on-suction-machine/

Parents Want to Stop Life Support for Baby Because He’s Disabled: Who Wants Their Son to be Handicapped?
A major battle in France pits the parents of a disabled prematurely-born baby against doctors — as the parents want doctors to stop life support for their son because he is severely disabled.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/19/parents-want-to-stop-life-support-for-baby-because-hes-disabled-who-wants-their-son-to-be-handicapped/


Photo of Baby Born in Embryonic Sac Goes Viral on Twitter
A photo of a baby born in an embryonic sac has gone viral on Twitter. The Twitter user @Powerfulpixs shared the following photo of a baby born in an embryonic sac:

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/19/photo-of-baby-born-in-embryonic-sac-goes-viral-on-twitter/

Parents Reject Abortion, Prepare for Arrival of Conjoined Twins Who Share One Heart
For any couple preparing for the birth of a new baby, there’s great anticipation and much nervousness. Even if the baby is healthy, the birthing process and having a new little one to care for brings on a certain amount of stress.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/19/parents-reject-abortion-prepare-for-arrival-of-conjoined-twins-who-share-one-heart/

 

The Life and Death of This Baby is Changing The Abortion Debate
Tiny Adelaide Caines lived only one hour after birth, but her parents are hoping their precious daughter’s life and death will change the face of the abortion debate in the United Kingdom. Literally.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/19/the-life-and-death-of-this-baby-is-changing-the-abortion-debate/

Pro-Life Teacher Fired After Opposing Planned Parenthood Sues School District for $390,000
Pro-life teacher Bill Diss, who had the audacity to tell Planned Parenthood that they were not allowed in his classroom and was fired by his school district as a result, has filed a lawsuit against the school district.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/19/pro-life-teacher-fired-after-opposing-planned-parenthood-sues-school-district-for-390000/

Baby Survives Just 15 Minutes After Birth But Touches Family Who Refused to Abort Her
Bonnie and Phil Walker discovered that their unborn child might die at birth and so doctors offered them an “option” which they found shocking.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/19/baby-survives-just-15-minutes-after-birth-but-touches-family-who-refused-to-abort-her/

I Wish I Could Have Stopped My Girlfriend’s Abortion, But She Said “I Don’t Want This Baby”
It came as no surprise that with the United Kingdom release of “Obvious Child,” a Daily Mail columnist would share her own abortion story and—like the lead character in this abortion “rom-comedy”—would declare that eliminating her unborn child was “no big deal.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/19/i-wish-i-could-have-stopped-my-girlfriends-abortion-but-she-said-i-dont-want-this-baby/

Man Takes Mentally Disabled Teen He Raped to Two Abortion Clinics, Neither Report Abuse
A Texas group has released a shocking report identifying several child sexual rapists who were able to continue their rapes when medical workers failed to report the abuse. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/19/man-takes-mentally-disabled-teen-he-raped-to-two-abortion-clinics-none-report-the-abuse/

Should We Offer Alzheimer’s Patients Love and Care or Push Them Into Assisted Suicide?
Sometimes I get emotional whiplash. On one hand, we see very prominent bioethicists say that we should starve Alzheimer’s patients to death if they asked to be killed in an advance directive. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/19/should-we-offer-alzheimers-patients-love-and-care-or-push-them-into-assisted-suicide/

Man Assaults and Rapes Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend to Try to Cause Abortion
A New York man has allegedly assaulted and raped his pregnant former partner in an attempt to cause an abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/19/man-assaults-and-rapes-pregnant-ex-girlfriend-to-try-to-cause-abortion/

Colorado Taxpayers Forced to Send $10 Million to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
On Thursday, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed an appeal of a trial court’s decision that upheld the state’s alleged misuse of more than $14 million in taxpayer dollars. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/19/colorado-taxpayers-forced-to-send-10-million-to-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz/

Report Suggests End of Life Discussions With Teenagers
I think the drive to get us all talking about dying may be getting a little out of hand. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/19/report-suggests-end-of-life-discussions-with-teenagers/

Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event in 2014? Don’t have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact LifeNews at news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.


Planned Parenthood Ad Claims Pro-Life Woman Joni Ernst Hates Women
Planned Parenthood of Iowa is spending $450,000 on a new television ad focusing on Joni Ernst’s so-called campaign against women. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/19/planned-parenthood-ad-claims-pro-life-woman-joni-ernst-hates-women/

Media Trashes Pro-Lifers Opposing Woman Crowdfunding Her Abortion as “Stone Throwing Barbarians”
This was spotlighted on Facebook by NARAL Pro-Choice America. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/19/media-trashes-pro-lifers-opposing-woman-crowdfunding-her-abortion-as-stone-throwing-barbarians/

Fine Gael Claims New Irish Abortion Guidelines “Not Really About Abortion”
The Pro Life Campaign said today that as a direct result of last year’s abortion law “a defenceless baby at this very moment is clinging to life in an Irish hospital.” http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/19/fine-gael-claims-new-irish-abortion-guidelines-not-really-about-abortion/

North Dakota Human Life Amendment Fights Back Against Abortion on Demand
Pro-abortion groups have found a way to undo the will of the people and legislators. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/19/north-dakota-human-life-amendment-fights-back-against-abortion-on-demand/

 

 

 


 



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