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Young Defender, Jami Beer, Joins Created Equal

Columbus, OH – May 31, 2012 – <a href="http://createdequal.definehosted.com/lt.php?c=203&m=212&nl=12&s=baf62f5d1836d31f777a8cba6fe3b820&lid=1798&l=-http&#8211;www.createdequal.net/” target=”_blank”>Created Equal's staff continues to be blessed with the addition of energetic young people.  On May 24, 2012, <a href="http://createdequal.definehosted.com/lt.php?c=203&m=212&nl=12&s=baf62f5d1836d31f777a8cba6fe3b820&lid=1799&l=-http&#8211;www.facebook.com/CreatedEqual–PND-!/jamibeer” target=”_blank”>Jami Beer officially joined the Created Equal team.  Jami recently graduated from Indiana University, Fort Wayne (IPFW) with a major in English.  She spent the last year as the student group President of Created Equal's affiliate on campus.  Jami was on the Honors and Dean's list.  Jami will be leading campus outreach for Created Equal.  Please pray for her.

 

Jami speaks to a fellow student at IPFW.

Jami wrote recently:

I always knew that abortion was wrong as my parents had been involved with Operation Rescue when I was a child.  However, it did not truly bother me until high school when I saw the bloody body parts of the victims of abortion for the first time.  I was shocked that something so horrifying and unjust was actually legal in my country.

The idea of raising financial support seems daunting, but I can't imagine passing up an opportunity like this–even if it is rather intimidating.  I'm confident this is what God wants me to do.  I am very excited to begin working with Created Equal.

Now having recently graduated from college, I have seen and known too much to simply walk away.

<a href="http://createdequal.definehosted.com/lt.php?c=203&m=212&nl=12&s=baf62f5d1836d31f777a8cba6fe3b820&lid=1800&l=-http&#8211;www.createdequal.net/about/donate” target=”_blank”>JAMI IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RAISING HER OWN FINANCIAL SUPPORT.  CREATED EQUAL HAS SET UP A SALARY FUND TO HELP HER.  YOUR GIFT OF $100, $50, $25, OR $10 HELPS SUPPLEMENT HER PERSONAL SUPPORT RAISING.

Please support Jami.  To donate, click <a href="http://createdequal.definehosted.com/lt.php?c=203&m=212&nl=12&s=baf62f5d1836d31f777a8cba6fe3b820&lid=1800&l=-http&#8211;www.createdequal.net/about/donate” target=”_blank”>HERE.

Or send a gift to:

Created Equal

PO Box 360502

Columbus, OH 43236

Please write "JB” in the memo portion of the check. 

For more information, contact Mark Harrington at 614-419-9000 or mark@createdequal.net 

 


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Top Stories
• Democrats Defeat Bill to Ban Sex-Selection Abortions
• Second Video Shows Planned Parenthood OKing Sex-Selection Abortion

• President Obama Opposes Ban on Sex-Selection Abortions

• Obama Admin Holds Election Event for Black Faith Leaders Only

More Pro-Life News
• Sex-Selection Abortion: A War on Baby Girls
• Planned Parenthood Opposes Ban on Sex-Selection Abortions
• Groups Admit Sex-Selection Abortions Coming to America
• Huckabee Endorses Mitt Romney, Blasts Planned Parenthood
• Rep. Chris Smith Awarded for His Heroic Pro-Life Efforts
• Fortnight for Freedom Takes on Obama s Pro-Abortion Mandate
• Sex-Selection Abortion OK Makes Obama the Abortion President
• Broadcast Networks Ignore Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood
• UNFPA Meeting of Lawmakers in Istanbul Debates Abortion
• Guttmacher Institute Wrong About Maternal Mortality, Abortion
• Louisiana Pro-Life Sonogram Bill Heading to Governor Jindal
• Planned Parenthood v. Casey at 20 Years: Time to Reflect, Act

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Democrats Defeat Bill to Ban Sex-Selection Abortions
Democrats in the House of Representatives prevented passage of a bill that would ban sex-selection abortions. The legislation needed a two-thirds vote and Democrats voted overwhelmingly against the legislation after President Barack Obama and Planned Parenthood came out in opposition.

With a 246-168 vote, the bill did not obtain the two-thirds majority necessary to pass. Republicans voted for the bill on a 226-7 margin while Democrats opposed banning sex-selection abortions on 161-20 vote margin.

Tom McClusky, Senior Vice President for Family Research Council Action (FRC Action), had the following to say: We are deeply saddened that the U.S. House of Representatives would vote to keep sex-selection abortion legal in this country. That anyone on either side of the political aisle would vote against a bill preventing gendercide in the United States is profoundly troubling. Given that CDC data suggests sex-selection abortion is occurring in our country, and a recent undercover video released this week by Live Action showing Planned Parenthood s willingness to facilitate a sex-selection abortion, the American public cannot ignore this sexist practice." http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/democrats-defeat-bill-to-ban-sex-selection-abortions/

Second Video Shows Planned Parenthood OKing Sex-Selection Abortion
The pro-life investigative group Live Action has released a second video today showing staff at a Planned Parenthood abortion business helping a woman determine if her unborn child was female so she could have a sex-selection abortion.

The video is second in a new series titled Gendercide: Sex-Selection in America, exposing the practice of sex-selective abortion in the United States and how Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry facilitate the selective elimination of baby girls in the womb.

The first video detailed a planned Parenthood staffer at an Austin,Texas facility urging a sex-selection abortion and this second video shows staff at Planned Parenthood s Margaret Sanger clinic in New York City helping arrange one. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/second-video-shows-planned-parenthood-urging-sex-selection-abortion/

President Obama Opposes Ban on Sex-Selection Abortions
President Barack Obama appears to oppose the ban on sex-selection abortions that the House of Representatives debated yesterday and will be voting on today.

ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper posted a new report indicating President Obama opposes the bill to prohibit performing or coercing abortions to eliminate unborn babies of an undesired sex. Tapper raised the question at Wednesday s White House press briefing, but did not receive a response to his question about Obama s position.

I will have to take that as well. Been focused on other things, but I will get back to you, White House press secretary Jay Carney said during the White House press briefing. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/president-obama-opposes-ban-on-sex-selection-abortions/

Obama Admin Holds Election Event for Black Faith Leaders Only
The (figurative) gloves need to come off. I can t take it any more.

Leave it to mainstream media to ignore the obvious racial implications of the Obama administration s black-only event held in conjunction with the Congressional Black Caucus. Yesterday in DC, the CBC hosted keynote speaker, Attorney General Eric Holder, IRS personnel and ACLU lawyers in what was billed as the Faith Leaders Summit . It was a day-long voters rights conference of allies (that was Holder s word) to incite and charge the Conference of National Black Churches with doing everything they could to ensure the Democratic Party would get the devotion (and votes) of their 30 million congregants (at least those who are eligible to vote). http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/obama-admin-holds-election-event-for-black-faith-leaders-only/

Sex-Selection Abortion: A War on Baby Girls
Last year, an undercover video-taped sting operation by Live Action (liveaction.org) exposed several Planned Parenthood affiliates who were eager, ready and willing to facilitate secret abortions for underage sex trafficking victims some as young or younger than 14 to get them on the streets again.

As the prime sponsor of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, I found the on-the-record willingness of Planned Parenthood personnel to exploit young girls and partner with sex traffickers to be absolutely appalling.

Now Live Action has released another sting operation video part of a new series, Gendercide: Sex Selection in America showing Planned Parenthood staff advising an undercover female investigator how to procure a sex-selection abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/sex-selection-abortion-a-war-on-baby-girls/

Planned Parenthood Opposes Ban on Sex-Selection Abortions
The nation s biggest abortion business is calling on members of Congress to oppose a bill they are voting on today that would ban sex-selection abortions in the United States.

The position comes as no surprise given that two new investigative videos show Planned Parenthood staffers okaying sex-selection abortions when asked by reporters posing as clients seeking one.

In a statement, Planned Parenthood joined NARAL, which also opposes the sex-selection abortion ban, relying on some of the same arguments it makes for opposing bans on abortion in general, saying it interferes with the doctor-patient relationship and that abortion practitioners shouldn t be charged. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/planned-parenthood-opposes-ban-on-sex-selection-abortions/

Groups Admit Sex-Selection Abortions Coming to America
Until now pro-abortion groups have opposed state and federal bans against sex selective abortions by simply denying they exist, for instance Jezebel only six days ago: [I]n the U.S., there s no evidence or noteworthy numbers to indicate that women are having abortions based on the sex of the infant .

Apparently, abortion industry leaders have decided they can no longer carry on the ruse. Public opinion is so persuaded against sex-selective abortion, the other side must have decided they have to enter the conversation in order to remain players and try to influence the outcome. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/groups-admit-sex-selection-abortions-coming-to-america/

Huckabee Endorses Mitt Romney, Blasts Planned Parenthood
Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee today endorsed Mitt Romney, the GOP nominee to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama in November. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/huckabee-endorses-mitt-romney-blasts-planned-parenthood/

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Looking for a pro-life speaker for your next banquet, conference or convention? LifeNews.com editor Steven Ertelt is a low-cost speaker who can entertain and educate your audience as well as help you with a fundraising pitch if necessary. He can also speak on any pro-life topic. For more information, email news@LifeNews.com.

Rep. Chris Smith Awarded for His Heroic Pro-Life Efforts
In a gala Americans United for Life is sponsoring tonight, pro-life champion and New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith will receive the 2012 Henry J. Hyde Defender of Life Award for his leadership on pro-life issues in the House of Representatives. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/rep-chris-smith-awarded-for-his-heroic-pro-life-efforts/

Fortnight for Freedom Takes on Obama s Pro-Abortion Mandate
The Obama Administration and its pro-abortion allies hoped public outcry over their healthcare mandate which forces religious institutions to violate their moral convictions, would die down in time. They went as far as to mount a public relations assault against opponents, accusing them of waging war on women. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/fortnight-for-freedom-takes-on-obamas-pro-abortion-mandate/

Sex-Selection Abortion OK Makes Obama the Abortion President
It didn t take long. Just hours after Planned Parenthood endorsed President Obama and launched an attack ad campaign against GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, the White House stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Planned Parenthood and voiced its opposition to legislation in the House legislation that would have banned sex-selection abortions in the United States. As we now know, this life-saving measure failed to clear the House today. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/sex-selection-abortion-ok-makes-obama-the-abortion-president/

Broadcast Networks Ignore Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood
The major broadcast networks have ignored the new videos exposing how the Planned Parenthood abortion business is okay with women deciding to have abortions based on selecting the gender of their baby. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/broadcast-networks-ignore-videos-exposing-planned-parenthood/

UNFPA Meeting of Lawmakers in Istanbul Debates Abortion
Nearly 300 members of parliaments from 110 countries gathered in Istanbul, Turkey under the auspices of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey for a meeting organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF). http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/unfpa-meeting-of-lawmakers-in-istanbul-debates-abortion/

Guttmacher Institute Wrong About Maternal Mortality, Abortion
The Guttmacher Institute, a staunch advocate of legalized abortion, has criticized a recent peer-reviewed study of maternal mortality in Chile. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/guttmacher-instittue-wrong-about-maternal-mortality-abortion/

Louisiana Pro-Life Sonogram Bill Heading to Governor Jindal
Yesterday afternoon, the Louisiana House passed SB 708, the Hear the Heartbeat Act, authored by Senator Sharon Weston Broome, a pro-life Democrat. Representative Valarie Hodges, a pro-life Republican, carried the bill in the House, which approved it on a 95-1 vote. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/louisiana-pro-life-sonogram-bill-heading-to-governor-jindal/

Planned Parenthood v. Casey at 20 Years: Time to Reflect, Act
This year ushers in a major anniversary in the battle to protect unborn children and their mothers from the negative impact of abortion the 20th anniversary of the Supreme Court s decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey.. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/planned-parenthood-v-casey-at-20-years-time-to-refelct-act/

 

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Today’s stories –

– Atheism Goes Non-Profit

– Canadian Church Arson

– Sex Selection Abortions

– GOP Primary Update

– Star Pennsylvania Democrat Resigns


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Where did the word homophobia originate and why are some people in the Church so quick to use it? Please take a few minutes to watch this episode of the Vortex and pass it to your family and friends.

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Pelosi: ObamaCare Will Be Upheld 6-3, "Because I Know The Constitution"

Posted: 31 May 2012 11:53 AM PDT

When asked why she is so confident the Supreme Court will uphold the health care law, Pelosi says, "Because I know the Constitution."

Democrats Defeat Bill to Ban Sex-Selection Abortions

Posted: 31 May 2012 11:48 AM PDT

Democrats in the House of Representatives prevented passage of a bill that would ban sex-selection abortions. The legislation needed a two-thirds vote and Democrats voted overwhelmingly against the legislation after President Barack Obama and Planned Parenthood came out in opposition.

Federal court rules centerpiece of gay 'marriage' law unconstitutional

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Posted: 31 May 2012 11:25 AM PDT

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday against a central provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, a groundbreaking decision that tees up a potential battle before the Supreme Court.

The next 'marriage' battle: self love?

Posted: 31 May 2012 07:02 AM PDT

A 36-year-old North Dakota woman who 'married' herself in a commitment ceremony last March has now spoken about her 'self-marriage' choice in an interview with Anderson Cooper.

House debates bill to ban sex-selective abortions

Posted: 31 May 2012 06:58 AM PDT

House members launched into a contentious debate Wednesday over a bill that would ban abortions performed on the basis of gender-selection.

Abby Johnson launching ministry focused on abortion workers

Posted: 31 May 2012 04:08 AM PDT

Abortion clinic director turned pro-life activist Abby Johnson has announced she will launch of a new ministry to help people trying to leave the abortion industry.

Catholic colleges criticize mandate 'accommodation' as insufficient

Posted: 31 May 2012 04:08 AM PDT

Eighteen Catholic colleges, universities and educational programs nationwide have urged the Obama administration to respect the religious freedom of all who object to its contraception mandate.

True 'War on Women' is sex-selective abortion

Posted: 31 May 2012 03:00 AM PDT

Groups opposed to abortion are turning charges of a GOP "war on women" against Democrats who are opposed to legislation meant to ban sex-selective abortions.

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Reason #3: 
A real “War on Women” that’s actually killing baby girls.  

vicfund-donate-sq-052312Barack Obama is losing votes among women.  So his campaign concocted a claim that his opponents are conducting a “war on women.” 
 
The Obama campaign is known for this kind of demagoguery.  A policy disagreement becomes a “war.”  Exaggeration fades into lies. 
 
So what would constitute a “war”?  Killing people, to start with.  Ironic, then, that the Obama Administration strongly supports a policy – abortion – that does just that.  And in some places, it’s baby girls who are being targeted by abortion, because some people prefer to have a baby boy. 
 
It’s called sex-selection abortion.  A test is done to determine the sex of an unborn child.  Often, if the test shows the baby is a girl, she is killed. 
 
And it’s happening right here in the United States.  An Austin, Texas Planned Parenthood employee was recently caught on tape counseling a woman how to get a sex-selection abortion.  These kinds of abortions are usually done in secret because they’re so disturbing to the public, but they are occurring. 
 
We can stop this war on baby girls by enacting legislation to ban sex-selection abortions in the United States.  A solid majority of the U.S. House of Representatives just voted in favor of a bill (H.R. 3541) to ban the killing of an unborn baby because of gender.    
 
Yesterday the White House announced that the Obama Administration opposes the bill!  Is there any form of abortion Obama doesn’t support? 
 
The National Right to Life Victory Fund is dedicated to defeating Barack Obama and pro-abortion members of the U.S. Senate and House who are blocking life-saving legislation like the ban on sex-selection abortions and other compassionate pro-life bills.  Your financial support of the NRL Victory Fund will hasten the day when children will no longer be targeted for death because of their gender. 
 
Unborn children deserve so much more than the violence of abortion.  We work for the day when every unborn girl and boy can enjoy their first months of life in peace and protection of the law.  Please support us today with your generous gift.  Thank you!

 

 

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