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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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• Pro-Abortion Groups Push Abortions at Military Base Hospitals

• Nurse Pressured to Assist Abortion: Just Catch the Baby s Head

• NARAL Complains to Apple About Siri iPhone Abortion Results

• Houston Democrats Throw Christmas Party at Planned Parenthood

More Pro-Life News
• Writer: Mitt Romney s Pro-Life Conversion Was Legitimate
• Planned Parenthood s Mythomania: Big Abortion and Big Lies
• Gender and Race-Based Abortions a Problem the U.S. Must Fix
• Surgeon Says Obamacare Will Nix Brain Operations for Elderly
• Media Still Ignores Studies Showing Abortion Hurts Women
• Abolish Abortion Web Site Helps Pro-Life Student Activists
• India s Proposed Two-Child Policy Would Push Abortions
• United Nations Wrong to Pressure Peru to Legalize Abortion
• Rhode Island Pro-Lifers Sue Chafee Over Obamacare, Abortion
• Illinois Supreme Court to Take Parental Notification Case

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Pro-Abortion Groups Push Abortions at Military Base Hospitals
Leading pro-abortion groups are pushing members of the Senate to support an amendment to legislation that would overturn the ban on abortions at taxpayer-funded U.S. military base hospitals.

Instead of focusing on care for military personnel and their families, abortion activists want to ensure the taxpayer-funded hospitals and staff are required to do abortions. As is frequently the case, pro-abortion groups like NARAL and Planned Parenthood are focusing on hard cases in order to push through their abortion agenda.

Titled End Abortion Ban for Military Rape Survivors, an email NARAL sent to its supporters yesterday presented the longstanding policy in a different light.

It s outrageous. Women in the military who become pregnant from rape cannot use their health insurance to cover abortion care. Servicewomen s health insurance doesn t cover abortion in these tragic circumstances simply because of anti-choice politics, NARAL claimed.

Current law in effect since 1996 prohibits the performance of abortion by Department of Defense medical personnel or at DOD medical facilities. A separate provision prohibits the use of DOD funds for abortion except to save the life of the mother.

The issue of abortions done at military base medical centers has been around for two decades. When ex-President Clinton allowed abortions in military facilities from 1993 to 1996, all military physicians (as well as many nurses and supporting personnel) refused to perform or assist in elective abortions. In response, the Clinton administration attempted to hire civilians to do abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/30/pro-abortion-groups-push-abortions-at-military-base-hospitals/

Nurse Pressured to Assist Abortion: Just Catch the Baby s Head
More than a dozen nurses in New Jersey have filed a lawsuit against a hospital that has been pressuring them to assist in abortions. One of the nurses in the case has spoken out about the pressure she faced and shared a gruesome comment.

As LifeNews has reported, some of the nurses in New Jersey who have faced pressure to do abortions at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey have spoken out about their ordeal. of the nurses in New Jersey who have faced pressure to do abortions at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey two weeks ago.

One of the nurses, Fe Esperanza R. Vinoya, talked with the Washington Post and said a manager at the hospital told her: You just have to catch the baby s head. Don t worry, it s already dead.

Thomas Peters, a writer at the Live Action blog, caught the quote and said it stopped me in my tracks when I read it.

Can you imagine anything more horrific than being forced to catch a dead baby s head? A baby who only minutes before was alive in its mother s womb? he said. Pro-abort writers and bloggers are hysterically (I don t use the word lightly) attempting to attack these women s motives. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/30/nurse-pressured-to-assist-abortion-just-catch-the-babys-head/

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NARAL Complains to Apple About Siri iPhone Abortion Results
NARAL is not happy about the results on iPhones across the country with the new Siri technology that has come under fire for not including abortion clinics in results of questions related to abortion.

As LifeNews reporter Andrew Bair noted yesterday, abortion advocates were outraged to find that when Siri was asked questions related to abortion the phone responded with a list of pregnancy resource centers instead of local abortion facilities.

The story broke after abortion advocates tested the phone in New York City, the city New York magazine labeled The Abortion Capital of America, where over 40% of pregnancies end in abortion (according to the Department of Health). Despite the persistent efforts of abortion advocates to drown out the positive alternatives to abortion provided by pregnancy centers, the iPhone 4S has chosen to highlight them.

Although some pro-life advocates informed LifeNews after the news broke that their phones showed results for abortion clinics, the lack of results for some people and in some areas was enough for NARAL to launch an official complaint. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/30/naral-complains-to-apple-about-siri-iphone-abortion-results/

Houston Democrats Throw Christmas Party at Planned Parenthood
Democrats in Houston have decided on a location for their annual Christmas party and have decided to hold it at a local Houston Planned Parenthood facility.

The women s auxiliary of the Harris County Democratic Party will hold their politically correct-named Holiday Party on December 8 at the late-term abortion business Planned Parenthood runs in the southeast party of Houston that has gained national attention and controversy.

The location is no surprise given the close relationship the Democratic Party has with abortion advocates, especially in Houston. Houston Mayor Annise Parker spoke at the opening of the massive new Planned Parenthood abortion business (the location of the party) in June 2010, saying, It s not about the building; it s about people s lives; it is not about women, it is about families; and it s not about what we do here today, it s about our future. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/30/houston-democrats-throw-christmas-party-at-planned-parenthood/


Writer: Mitt Romney s Pro-Life Conversion Was Legitimate
When Mitt Romney converted to the pro-life position in 2005 as the governor of Massachusetts, some pro-life advocates questioned the legitimacy of that conversion and whether it was done for political expediency in preparation for a run for the GOP nomination for president in 2008.

In a new column today in the Washington Post, conservative writer Kathleen Parker tackles that question and says she believes his decision to become pro-life on abortion is a heartfelt one.

So how does a person change from one position to the polar opposite on such a core issue as abortion? Easy. Countless women have changed their minds, thanks to pregnancy and birth. Countless others have suffered the agony of revelation too late following an abortion. Men overjoyed by fatherhood, or crushed by the loss of a child through abortion, have also changed their minds, Parker writes. . http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/30/writer-mitt-romneys-pro-life-conversion-was-legitimate/

Planned Parenthood s Mythomania: Big Abortion and Big Lies
If Planned Parenthood were a patient (at least one they haven t aborted), it could be diagnosed with one of many behavioral disorders. But the primary diagnosis would be mythomania. This psychological disorder is marked by an excessive or abnormal propensity for lying and exaggerating.

The billion-dollar abortion giant blatantly lies about basic biology and human development, peer-reviewed medical studies on birth control s increased risk of breast cancer, overpopulation, and deliberate racial targeting. But the pathological lying, fed by billions of our tax dollars over the years, knows no end.

Women s history has to be radically altered for the abortion-centered nonprofit to generate millions in profit. One would think that Planned Parenthood s President, Cecile Richards, with a degree in History, would easily know the claims made on their site are ludicrously false. But this is what it means to Richards and others, who make a living off of abortions, to trust women . They fear people knowing the truth of their racist eugenic origins and their primary mission of population control that their mythomania kicks into high gear. Every machination shows how much they truly distrust women to make informed decisions. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/30/planned-parenthoods-mythomania-big-abortion-and-big-lies/

Gender and Race-Based Abortions a Problem the U.S. Must Fix
There is little that is more tragic than when a baby is aborted merely because it is perceived to be the wrong gender or race. And yet, this exact scenario is playing out all over the world, including in the United States. In fact, the situation in the United States may be the worst of all, because it is happening in full compliance with the law.

In places like India and China, gender-based abortions have long been a significant problem due to the cultural bias toward males. China s restrictions on family size have further exacerbated the problem. However, even in these countries, the horror of aborting a baby because of its gender has been recognized, and complete bans on gender-based abortions have been enacted. Most of the international community, including the United Nations, now favor a ban on gender-based abortions. By virtue of continuing to allow such a barbaric practice, the U.S. is lagging well behind on this fundamental human right, and is running the risk of becoming the destination of choice for those who would seek an abortion because their baby is not the preferred gender. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/30/gender-and-race-based-abortions-a-problem-the-u-s-must-fix/

Surgeon Says Obamacare Will Nix Brain Operations for Elderly
Are you an elderly American? Well get ready to be determined a non-essential medical expenditure if Obamacare has any say in the matter which it will if its allowed to become fully implemented. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/30/surgeon-says-obamacare-will-nix-brain-operations-for-elderly/

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Media Still Ignores Studies Showing Abortion Hurts Women
You would think that when researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the University of Pennsylvania determine that something nearly TRIPLES a woman s breast cancer risk, it would be big news. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/30/media-still-ignores-studies-showing-abortion-hurts-women/

Abolish Abortion Web Site Helps Pro-Life Student Activists
After months of building, testing, and soliciting your feedback, I m excited to announce that TODAY Students for Life s new grassroots action website, www.abolishabortion.com, is officially launching. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/30/abolish-abortion-web-site-helps-pro-life-student-activists/

India s Proposed Two-Child Policy Would Push Abortions
The southern Indian state of Kerala might be the next in a long line of governments attempting to destroy their own greatest resource: their people. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/30/indias-proposed-two-child-policy-would-push-abortions/

United Nations Wrong to Pressure Peru to Legalize Abortion
In one of the most recent acts of social imperialism by the United Nations, the CEDAW Committee determined that Peru must compensate a girl for being denied an abortion and liberalize its abortion policies. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/30/united-nations-wrong-to-pressure-peru-to-legalize-abortion/

Rhode Island Pro-Lifers Sue Chafee Over Obamacare, Abortion
The state pro-life group in Rhode Island and two dozen state legislators are preparing to file a lawsuit against pro-abortion Gov. Lincoln Chafee concerning his attempt to force state residents to pay for abortions via their tax dollars. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/30/rhode-island-pro-lifers-sue-chafee-over-obamacare-abortion/

Illinois Supreme Court to Take Parental Notification Case
Today, the Illinois Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995 violates the Illinois State Constitution of 1970. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/30/illinois-supreme-court-to-take-parental-notification-case/


 

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