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Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Top Stories
• Sixteen States Tell Supreme Court: Uphold Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks
• Pro-Lifers Set Up Hundreds of Crosses at U.S. Capitol to Remember Aborted Babies
Baby Samuel: Only Alive for 24 Hours But Every Hour Was a Blessing
• Mother Who Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant Gave Birth, Threw Baby in Dumpster

More Pro-Life News
• Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks Heads to the Senate
• Chinese Village on “Lockdown” After Couple Reveals Officials Abducted Their “Illegal” Baby

• Sebelius Hosted Event for Late-Term Abortionist, Yes She Knows if Obamacare Funds Abortions
• Comedian: One Child is Cute, Two Okay, Three is Crazy
• “I Felt Like I Died:” Women Share Their Nightmare Stories of Abortion Regret
• Obamacare Enrollees Already Seeing How New Plans Will Ration Their Health Care

• Actress Molly Ringwald Endorses Wendy Davis for “Governor of Houston, Texas”
• Writer of “The Exorcist” Says Kathleen Sebelius’ Abortion Support is “Demonic”
• Tom Ridge Ignores Responsibility for Kermit Gosnell, Attacks Pro-Lifers
17-Year-Old Refuses Abortion Clinic’s Pressure to Have an Abortion
• Real War on Women: Planned Parenthood Silent on Obamacare Failures
• Adult Stem Cell Research Has Defeated Embryonic Stem Cells for Funding Priorities




Sixteen States Tell Supreme Court: Uphold Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks
A group of 16 states have filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court this week that encourage the high court to reverse a federal appeals court decision overturning a ban the state of Arizona passed to ban abortions after 20 weeks because unborn children feel pain.

The states are among the parties that filed briefs asking the high court to reverse a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit decision against an Arizona law restricting non-emergency abortions after 20 weeks. Arizona legislators enacted the law based on evidence that shows children experience pain beginning at least at that stage and that women can experience increased physical risk and significant psychological trauma from late-term abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/10/31/sixteen-states-tell-supreme-court-uphold-ban-on-abortions-after-20-weeks/

Pro-Lifers Set Up Hundreds of Crosses at U.S. Capitol to Remember Aborted Babies
The lawn outside the U.S. Capitol has been adorned with hundreds of crosses to remember the 56 million babies abortion has victimized since Roe v. Wade in 1973.

Today, Students for Life of America and the Christian Defense Coalition are holding the “Exposing the Abortion Trifecta” activism event and press conference on Capitol Hill. The activism event includes a display of 915 “Pink” crosses on the lawn of the Capitol Building. The 915 crosses honor the 915 preborn babies Planned Parenthood aborts daily nationwide. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/10/31/pro-lifers-set-up-hundreds-of-crosses-at-u-s-capitol-to-remember-aborted-babies/

The National Association of Pro-life Nurses announces its 2013-2014 scholarship for nursing students! Any pro-life nursing student currently enrolled in a nursing program is eligible to apply. For further details, go to nursesforlife.org “Take my hand, not my life.”

Baby Samuel: Only Alive for 24 Hours But Every Hour Was a Blessing
Baby Samuel was the recipient of prayers from tens of thousands of people in the last 24-48 hours. The tiny baby from Charleston, South Carolina Polycystic Kidney Disease, whom doctors diagnosed after he was rushed by ambulance to the hospital.

Doctors told Samuel’s mother and father the baby would die within five minutes of the umbilical cord being cut. Life in the womb had safely kept her baby alive. From there, it was truly in God’s hands. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/10/31/baby-samuel-only-alive-for-24-hours-but-every-hour-was-a-blessing/

Mother Who Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant Gave Birth, Threw Baby in Dumpster
The rash of infanticides Americans are seeing across the country continues — this time in Wisconsin. According to a local media report, a 33-year-old woman who did not know she was pregnant gave birth, wrapped the baby in a plastic bag and threw the infant in the dumpster.

WSAW has more information on what happened. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/10/31/mother-who-didnt-know-she-was-pregnant-gave-birth-threw-baby-in-dumpster/



Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks Heads to the Senate
A long-time pro-life member of the Senate will introduce a bill next week that bans abortions from after 20-weeks of pregnancy up to the day of birth.

In June, the House approved the legislation and the vote for the bill broke down on mostly partisan lines with Republicans supporting the ban on late-term abortions and Democrats opposing it. Leading pro-life organizations issued statements praising the House for the vote. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/10/31/bill-banning-late-term-abortions-after-20-weeks-heads-to-the-senate/

Chinese Village on “Lockdown” After Couple Reveals Officials Abducted Their “Illegal” Baby
The Chinese people have been dealing with a wide range of human rights abuses associated with the one-child policy in China. Whether it’s forced abortions or sterilizations, loses of jobs or government benefits, labor camps, prison sentences or home detention — those who violate the policy have illegal children face the kind of ramifications most people will never experience who have a child anywhere else in the world.

Now, because a couple in one village dared to speak out about how family planning officials confiscated their “illegal” child, their entire village is on lockdown. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/10/31/chinese-village-on-lockdown-after-couple-reveals-officials-abducted-their-illegal-baby/

Finally… moral, pro-life fiction that opens hearts and minds! “This is what I was hoping would begin to spring from the Indie World. No way would NYC Corporate Publishing ever allow something with this worldview through.” – a reader.


Sebelius Hosted Event for Late-Term Abortionist, Yes She Knows if Obamacare Funds Abortions
Yesterday, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee and testified under oath that she did not know if Obamacare paid for abortions. Can we seriously believe that?

We know Sebelius to be a radical abortion activist who, as Kansas Governor, invested the better part of her two terms covering up criminal abortions and blocking legislation that would have supplied oversight to abortionists who were running amok over the health and safety of women. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/10/31/sebelius-hosted-event-for-late-term-abortionist-yes-she-knows-if-obamacare-funds-abortions/

Comedian: One Child is Cute, Two Okay, Three is Crazy
The other evening, I burst into tears at a comedy routine. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/10/31/comedian-one-child-is-cute-two-okay-three-is-crazy/

“I Felt Like I Died:” Women Share Their Nightmare Stories of Abortion Regret
VirtueMedia is responding to a shocking story of a new pro-abortion campaign designed to put a happy face on abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/10/31/i-felt-like-i-died-women-share-their-nightmare-stories-of-abortion-regret/

Obamacare Enrollees Already Seeing How New Plans Will Ration Their Health Care
As Americans engage in the increasingly frustrating process of attempting to enroll in health plans in new health care exchanges, many are finding their alternatives limited to cut-rate plans that allow them to see only narrow groups of health care providers that exclude the best specialists and health care centers. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/10/31/obamacare-enrollees-already-seeing-how-new-plans-will-ration-their-health-care/

Actress Molly Ringwald Endorses Wendy Davis for “Governor of Houston, Texas”
When do you know you should stick to acting? In the case of Molly Ringwald the answer is: when you don’t know the difference between a mayor and a governor. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/10/31/actress-molly-ringwald-endorses-wendy-davis-for-governor-of-houston-texas/

Writer of “The Exorcist” Says Kathleen Sebelius’ Abortion Support is “Demonic”
Kathleen Sebelius made national headlines yesterday by saying she didn’t know which Obamacare plans would force Americans to pay for abortions with their taxpayer dollars. It wasn’t the first time she has supported abortion — as Sebelius has a longstanding history of supporting late-term abortion practitioners in her home state of Kansas. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/10/31/writer-of-the-exorcist-says-kathleen-sebelius-abortion-support-is-demonic/

Tom Ridge Ignores Responsibility for Kermit Gosnell, Attacks Pro-Lifers
Former Governor Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania is not interested in accepting any responsibility for the horrors that happened at Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinic. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/10/31/tom-ridge-ignores-responsibility-for-kermit-gosnell-attacks-pro-lifers/

17-Year-Old Refuses Abortion Clinic’s Pressure to Have an Abortion
I recently read an account from a 17-year-old who was 24 weeks pregnant and was pressured by abortion clinic workers to abort her babyhttp://www.lifenews.com/2013/10/31/17-year-old-refuses-abortion-clinics-pressure-to-have-an-abortion/

Real War on Women: Planned Parenthood Silent on Obamacare Failures
For the past three years, pro-life Republicans have been impugned for waging a so-called “war on women.” http://www.lifenews.com/2013/10/31/real-war-on-women-planned-parenthood-silent-on-obamacare-failures/

Adult Stem Cell Research Has Defeated Embryonic Stem Cells for Funding Priorities
A new report released today by the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) analyzes funding for stem cell research in California and Maryland to conclude that funding trends reflect the scientific community’s view that the best hope for disease treatment and therapies lies with morally unproblematic, non-embryonic stem cells. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/10/31/adult-stem-cell-research-has-defeated-embryonic-stem-cells-for-funding-priorities/

 

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