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Monday, April 15, 2013

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Top Stories
• Jury Told Gosnell Kept 47 Aborted Babies in Cat Food, Containers
• White House: No Comment on Gosnell “Beheading” Babies in Abortions

• Washington Post Falsely Claims Conservative Media Ignored Gosnell
 White House: No Comment on Obama Opposing Anti-Infanticide Bill

More Pro-Life News
• New York Times Finally Assigns Reporter to Gosnell Abortion Trial
• Governor During Time of Gosnell Abortion Horrors: “I Heard Nothing”

• Mainstream Media Finally Covers Kermit Gosnell Murder Trial, Sort Of

• Even the British Media is Reporting on Abortionist Kermit Gosnell
• Judge Reject’s Pro-Life Group’s Lawsuit Against the HHS Mandate
• Pro-Choice Blogger Admits Gosnell Trial Buried to Protect Abortion
• Are Late-Term Abortions Any Better Than What Kermit Gosnell Did?
• Will We Choose Life or Abortion for Babies With Disabilities?
• Nurses Share Stories of Witnessing Babies Born Alive After Abortions
• More Abortion Clinics Close Following 40 Days for Life Campaign
• Cruz Was Right: HHS Mandate Puts Religious Liberty Under Assault
 10-Year-Old Arrested, Denied Food and Water for Exposing China’s Govt

• Barbara Willke, Godmother of Modern Pro-Life Movement, Passes Away
• Missouri Policeman Pleads Guilty to Killing Pregnant Woman, Unborn Baby

• Pennsylvania OKs Bill to Stop Abortion Funding in Obamacare

• Montana Defeats Bill to Protect People From Assisted Suicide

Jury Told Gosnell Kept 47 Aborted Babies in Cat Food, Containers
The jury in the murder trial of Kermit Gosnell was told this morning that the embattled abortion practitioner kept at least 47 babies in odd places at his clinic such as cat food jars and other containers.

Charles Benjamin testified during this morning’s hearing and said he is one of a handful of abortion practitioners left in the Philadelphia area now that Gosnell’s “house of horrors” has been closed down. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/jury-told-gosnell-kept-47-aborted-babies-in-cat-food-containers/

White House: No Comment on Gosnell “Beheading” Babies in Abortions
White House spokesman Jay Carney today said President Barack Obama has no comment on the murder trial involving late-term abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell.

A reporter asked: “There is a murder trial in Pennsylvania, that I know you now is getting a lot of attention — more attention that the media was not getting on it — Kermit Gosnell, this doctor who is accused of having delivering some babies who were literally screaming and then beheading them.” http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/white-house-no-comment-on-gosnell-beheading-babies-in-abortions/

Washington Post Falsely Claims Conservative Media Ignored Gosnell
The Washington Post ignored the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell until pro-life advocates raised such a ruckus it was forced to acknowledge it. Now the newspaper that acts as a frequent apologist for the pro-abortion movement is blaming conservative news outlets with a pro-life editorial stance for not covering it.

The only problem is the Post has its facts wrong. It’s so wrong the Post may deserve a couple of Pinocchios or more, as it is famous for giving to politicos who bend the truth. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/washington-post-falsely-claims-conservative-media-ignored-gosnell/

White House: No Comment on Obama Opposing Anti-Infanticide Bill
The White House has no comment today on the Kermit Gosnell murder trial, but Obama spokesman Jay Carney also had no comment on the president’s record of failing to support a bill in the Illinois legislature that would prevent infanticides.

After getting no comment in response to his question on Gosnell, a White House reporter asked Carney: http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/white-house-no-comment-on-obama-opposing-anti-infanticide-bill/

New York Times Finally Assigns Reporter to Gosnell Abortion Trial
The public editor for the New York Times, Margaret Sullivan, writes on her blog that there is no “vast left-wing media conspiracy” concerning the de facto ban on coverage of the murder trial of Kermit Gosnell in the mainstream media.

Until last week, when the pro-life movement was successful inputting enough pressure on the media to cover the trial, most mainstream media outlets had virtually ignored it. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/new-york-times-finally-assigns-reporter-to-kermit-gosnell-media-trial/

Governor During Time of Gosnell Abortion Horrors: “I Heard Nothing”
Credit Joe Scarborough not just for devoting a significant Morning Joe segment to the Gosnell abortion-murder trial today–but for declaring that he will have a reporter covering the trial–Joe Slobodzian of the Philadelphia Inquirer–back again tomorrow and throughout the week.

Ed Rendell—who was governor of Pennsylvania from 2003-10 while many of the horrors unfolded and the clinic went uninspected—was on today’s Morning Joe panel. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/govenor-during-time-of-gosnell-abortion-horrors-i-heard-nothing/

Mainstream Media Finally Covers Kermit Gosnell Murder Trial, Sort Of
CYou can’t get anything past those intrepid newshounds at CNN. CBS, MSNBC and The Washington Post, too. A month into the trial of Kermit Gosnell for the alleged murders of seven infants and one woman in his “house of horrors” abortion clinic, they’ve finally discovered the story. This Philadelphia courtroom drama, with barbarous crimes committed in conditions the sickest Hollywood horror maven couldn’t have conjured, somehow escaped the notice of a 24-hour news network, all three broadcast networks and one of the biggest American newspapers for nearly five weeks.

It isn’t that the networks are shy about reporting on abortion. Since the Gosnell trial began in mid March, ABC CBS and NBC have reported on abortion 20 times. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/mainstream-media-finally-covers-kermit-gosnell-murder-trial-sort-of/

Even the British Media is Reporting on Abortionist Kermit Gosnell
The Daily Telegraph (see here and here) has this week run the story of a US abortionist who is facing a potential death sentence after being charged with the gruesome murders of seven babies and a mother. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/even-the-british-media-is-reporting-on-abortionist-kermit-gosnell/


Judge Rejects Pro-Life Group’s Lawsuit Against the HHS Mandate
A federal judge has rejected the lawsuit a pro-life Catholic group filed to protect itself from the HHS mandate, that compels religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that can cause abortions.http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/judge-rejects-pro-life-groups-lawsuit-against-the-hhs-mandate/

Pro-Choice Blogger Admits Gosnell Trial Buried to Protect Abortion
There’s been a lot of condemnation among conservatives and pro-lifers towards the mainstream media for ignoring the trial of Kermit Gosnell. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/pro-choice-blogger-admits-gosnell-trial-buried-to-protect-abortion/

Are Late-Term Abortions Any Better Than What Kermit Gosnell Did?
On Friday, the social media campaign to bring attention to the Gosnell trial sparked a flood of outrage against the late-term abortionist. Even many of those who identify as pro-choice expressed disgust over Gosnell’s actions. This puzzles me. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/are-late-term-abortions-any-better-than-what-kermit-gosnell-did/

Will We Choose Life or Abortion for Babies With Disabilities?
On March 26, Live Action published an article on how women who are told that their children will be disabled are often pressured to abort. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/will-we-choose-life-or-abortion-for-babies-with-disabilities/

Nurses Share Stories of Witnessing Babies Born Alive After Abortions
Often when a baby is born alive during an abortion procedure, the child is kept in the abortion clinic until he or she dies. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/nurses-share-stories-of-witnessing-babies-born-alive-after-abortions/

More Abortion Clinics Close Following 40 Days for Life Campaign
More abortion clinics are closing in the wake of the latest 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer campaign. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/more-abortion-clinics-close-following-40-days-for-life-campaign/

Cruz Was Right: HHS Mandate Puts Religious Liberty Under Assault
In recent weeks, Senator Ted Cruz has been under attack for comments that he made at the Conservative Political Action Conference in support of religious liberty. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/cruz-was-right-hhs-mandate-puts-religious-liberty-under-assault/

10-Year-Old Arrested, Denied Food and Water for Exposing China’s Govt
February 27, 2013 began like any other school day for ten-year-old Zhang Anni. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/10-year-old-arrested-denied-food-and-water-for-exposing-chinas-govt/

Barbara Willke, Godmother of Modern Pro-Life Movement, Passes Away
Barbara Willke, who was often considered the godmother of the modern-day pro-life movement, has passed away. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/barbara-willke-godmother-of-modern-pro-life-movement-passes-away/

Missouri Policeman Pleads Guilty to Killing Pregnant Woman, Unborn Baby
A military policeman on a two week leave from Afghanistan has pleaded guilty in the murders of a twenty year old woman and her unborn child. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/missouri-policeman-pleads-guilty-to-killing-pregnant-woman-unborn-baby/

Montana Defeats Bill to Protect People From Assisted Suicide
Montana has defeated a bill, House Bill 505, to protect Montana citizens from assisted suicide. The measure was defeated today in the Montana Senate on a 27-23 vote. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/montana-defeats-bill-to-protect-people-from-assisted-suicide/

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