Monday, September 25, 2017

LifeNews Report: Judge Strikes Down Ban on Abortions of Babies With Down Syndrome



LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Monday, September 25, 2017


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Top Stories
• Judge Strikes Down Indiana Ban on Abortions of Babies With Down Syndrome
• Methodist, Catholic, Presbyterian and Church of Christ Groups Tell Senate to Fund Planned Parenthood
. Mother in Coma Heard Everything, Including How Doctors Shut Off Her Life Support and Said She’d Die


More Pro-Life News
• House Will Vote on Pro-Life Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks
• “Catholics for Choice” Launches Campaign to Force Americans to Fund Abortions

• Perez Hilton Says Kylie Jenner Should Kill Her Baby in an Abortion
• WATCH: Abortion Activists Shout Down Woman Sharing How She Regrets Her Abortion
• What Jimmy Kimmel May Not Know About The Healthcare Bill
• Woman Dies After Husband Pressures Her to Abort Four Girl Babies Hoping for a Son
• Illinois’ Governor May Sign Bill to Make Taxpayers Fund Abortions Through All 9 Months of Pregnancy
• Sidewalk Counselors Save 8 of 11 Babies From Abortion in One Afternoon at Planned Parenthood
• Planned Parenthood Wins Battle to Continue Killing Babies With Down Syndrome in Abortions
• Pro-Life Student Leader: “Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Speak for This Generation. This Generation is Pro-Life” 


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Judge Strikes Down Indiana Ban on Abortions of Babies With Down Syndrome
A federal judge struck down an Indiana law on Friday that protected unborn babies from discrimination based on their sex, race or abilities.
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Methodist, Catholic, Presbyterian and Church of Christ Groups Tell Senate to Fund Planned Parenthood
More than a dozen religious groups joined national organizations this week in opposing a U.S. Senate bill to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
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Mother in Coma Heard Everything, Including How Doctors Shut Off Her Life Support and Said She’d Die
Three little words changed an Arizona family’s entire outlook as they stood at their mother’s deathbed.

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House Will Vote on Pro-Life Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks
The House of Representatives will vote in the coming days on a pro-life bill that bans abortions from after 20-weeks of pregnancy up to the day of birth.
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Perez Hilton Says Kylie Jenner Should Kill Her Baby in an Abortion
What Perez Hilton did to Kylie Jenner and her unborn baby over the weekend serves as a strong example of just how often women are pressured to abort their unborn babies.
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WATCH: Abortion Activists Shout Down Woman Sharing How She Regrets Her AbortionIn their never-ending quest to normalize and de-stigmatize abortion, leftists may want to do a bit more listening than their fellow combatants, who spent the better part of 10 minutes trying to drown out a woman sharing her own abortion story .
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What Jimmy Kimmel May Not Know About The Healthcare Bill
Every time that a new health care reform bill is introduced, it causes panic.
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Pro-Life Student Leader: “Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Speak for This Generation. This Generation is Pro-Life”
Comedy Central Show “Broad City” Celebrates Abortion, Depicts Pro-Lifer Holding “Jesus Hates You” Sign

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Judie Brown: "And who do you say I am?"

 

Judie Brown column


Judie Brown
Judie Brown
September 25, 2017
Just as we cannot deny Christ, we also cannot deny the humanity of the preborn baby. As Christ taught us, whatever we do to the least of our brothers, we do unto Him.

In conversing with His Apostles about who people thought He might be, Christ posed this question to Peter: "Who do you say I am?" (Matthew 16:15). I find this question insightful in more ways than one. And I am often reminded of this when I consider the humanity of the preborn child and the ways in which our cultural elite slough off or simply deny the truth . . . [Click for more]

 
 
 

China's One (Now Two) Child Policy Turns 37

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  China’s One (Now Two) Child Policy Turns 37; Chinese Woman Dies After Husband Pressures her to Abort Four Girls in a Year


WASHINGTON, D.C.  China’s coercive population control policy turns 37 this week (September 25).  The news media touted the Two Child Policy as having “abandoned,” “ended” or “ditched” the One Child Policy.  However, forced abortion, involuntary sterilization, the monitoring of women’s menstrual cycles, and the sex-selective abortion of baby girls continue. 
Over the summer, for example, it was reported that a Chinese woman from Anhui Province died after her husband pressured her into aborting four pregnancies in a year, because he wanted a son.  The couple already had a four-year-old daughter.  After the Two-Child Policy was instituted on January 1, 2016, they decided to have a second child, which the husband determined would be a boy.  When the woman became ill because of the repeated abortions, her husband divorced her.  She used the divorce settlement money (approximately U.S. $2500) to seek hospital treatment, but then died.  Her husband did not visit her in the hospital and was planning on marrying another woman at the time of the report

Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, stated,  “My heart breaks for this woman, pressured into four abortions by her husband, then left to die from the trauma – all because he wanted a son!  Brutal son preference remains in China, and as I had predicted, the sex-selective abortion of baby girls continues under the Two-Child Policy.  Second daughters are still aborted or abandoned.”

In an ineffective effort to stem the tide of sex-selective abortions, the Chinese government has made it illegal for a doctor to inform a pregnant woman of the gender of her child.  Nevertheless, people can learn the gender for a price, either by illicit ultrasounds or other means.  Indeed, because of the demand, an “Underground Railroad” is carrying on a “roaring trade” to smuggle the blood of pregnant women from mainland China into Hong Kong, where it is tested for gender.  

Government enforced abortion continues under China’s new Two Child Policy.  For example, on July 22, 2016 – more than six months after the institution of the Two Child Policy -- a Guangdong couple was told they must have an abortion or both lose their government jobs. The wife was eight months pregnant.

Forced sterilization is still employed under the Two Child Policy, usually against women, but at times against men as well.  A Yunnan man’s ex-wife was sterilized for having three children.  He remarried and had a fourth child, at which point he was sterilized earlier this year.

Meanwhile, the shift to a Two Child Policy has not yielded the number of new births needed to support China’s swiftly aging population.  According to a study by researchers in China and England, the Two Child Policy “will bring only a small increase in population growth.”  In 1965, just 3.3% of China’s population was over the age of 65.  Under the One Child Policy, it was projected that by 2050, 29% would have been over 65.  This percentage is only slightly reduced to 25% under the Two Child Policy.  

Littlejohn added, “China’s population problem is not that it has too many people.  It is that it has too few young people to support its rapidly aging population.  Senior suicide is on the rise, as many elderly find themselves abandoned by their families and the Chinese government provides no safety net for them.  China desperately needs more babies, so much so that they are considering paying couples to have a second child. 

So why does China continue coercive population control in any form? 

As I have long said, I believe the Chinese Communist Party will never abandon coercive population control, because coercive population control is keeping the regime in power.  Although every couple is allowed to have two children, single women are still forcibly aborted, as are third pregnancies.  Women of childbearing age still have to go in for mandatory pregnancy checks several times a year.  Two Child Policy violators are still forcibly sterilized.  All this instills terror.  The Chinese Communist Party is a brutal, totalitarian regime, which reigns with terror.  The Two Child Policy is social control, masquerading as population control. 
“We applaud the Trump administration’s decisive action of defunding the UNFPA, an action for which we have long advocated, because of UNFPA’s complicity with coercive population control in China.
“We call for the immediate, unqualified end to all coercive population control in China.  One out of every five women in the world lives in China.  The women of the world will not be free until the women of China are free.”
In addition to advocating against coercive population control, WRWF’s “Save a Girl” Campaign has saved hundreds of baby girls from sex-selective abortion or abandonment.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Life Issues Forum: Some Good News in the Battle Against Assisted Suicide

This edition of the Life Issues Forum is available in English and has been posted to our website, where its Spanish translation will be posted as soon as it is available.

The Life Issues Forum is a bi-weekly column by Pro-Life Secretariat staff addressing the latest issues on the culture of life. Columns may be reprinted as they appear here (in full and without alteration) without further permission.

In Christ,
The Pro-Life Secretariat
LIFE ISSUES FORUM                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Some Good News in the Battle Against Assisted Suicide       September 22, 2017

Greg Schleppenbach

The movement to legalize doctor-assisted suicide has been gaining momentum in recent years. Since 2015, two states (California and Colorado) and the District of Columbia have joined Oregon, Washington State and Vermont in legalizing the deadly practice. And 28 states had assisted suicide bills introduced in 2017 with a handful coming very close to succeeding. Compassion & Choices, the leading assisted suicide proponent, has a well-organized and well-funded agenda that has been very effective in leading these efforts.
 So, where's the good news you may be asking?
 Let's start with those 28 states that had bills introduced to legalize assisted suicide. With almost all of these states' legislatures having finished their work for 2017, not a single bill has succeeded so far. This success is largely due to the extraordinary work of broad based and bi-partisan coalitions that include disability-rights, medical, elder, minority, faith-based and pro-life groups.
 What's more, the only assisted-suicide-related legislation to succeed this year either prohibits or limits the practice. Alabama, for example, enacted a ban on the practice. Arizona enacted conscience protections for medical professionals (should the practice ever be legalized there).
 There has also been good news from the judicial branch of government.  In the last couple of years, court challenges to assisted suicide bans in Tennessee, New Mexico, Minnesota, Hawaii and, most recently, New York have all failed. New York's highest court, in a unanimous ruling, affirmed lower court decisions concluding that there is no constitutional right to assisted suicide. 
The next source of good news comes from the medical profession with the recent and very significant action by the American College of Physicians to reaffirm its opposition to doctor-assisted suicide. Following a nearly two-year, multi-level review of its policy against assisted suicide, the ACP concluded that although there are arguments on both sides, "the ethical arguments against legalizing physician-assisted suicide remain most compelling." Continuing, they say:
"[Physician-assisted suicide] is problematic given the nature of the patient-physician relationship, affects trust in the relationship and in the profession, and fundamentally alters the medical profession's role in society. Furthermore, the principles at stake in this debate also underlie medicine's responsibilities regarding other issues and the physician's duties to provide care based on clinical judgment, evidence, and ethics. Society's focus at the end of life should be on efforts to address suffering and the needs of patients and families, including improving access to effective hospice and palliative care. The ACP remains committed to improving care for patients throughout and at the end of life."
In addition to the ACP, there are at least fourteen other medical organizations that oppose legalizing assisted suicide. The biggest among them, the American Medical Association, is currently reviewing its policy against assisted suicide and needs to hear from its members that the policy should be retained. AMA members will have an opportunity to weigh in at the group's November House of Delegates meeting in Hawaii.
Opposition to assisted suicide by medical groups plays a significant role in defeating legislation to legalize the practice. Compassion & Choices knows this well, which is why they are working very hard to infiltrate and influence medical groups to, at least, take a neutral stance. We must see to it that they fail in this effort through prayer, advocacy and speaking out for the protection of those whose lives are at risk. 
Greg Schleppenbach is Associate Director for the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. To read the U.S. bishops' 2011 policy statement on assisted suicide and related resources, visit 

LifeNews: John McCain Sabotages Senate Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood





LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Friday, September 22, 2017


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Top Stories• John McCain Sabotages Senate Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood, No Vote Puts Bill in Jeopardy
• Republican Susan Collins Will Probably Vote Against Senate Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood
. Democrat Senator: Senate Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood is Awful. Also I Haven’t Read It
• In Shocking Vote, British Doctors Endorse Legalizing Unlimited Abortions Up to Birth


More Pro-Life News
• Twitter Censors Pro-Life Groups Ads, Won’t Run Them Unless Its Web Site is Scrubbed of “Sensitive Content”
• Pregnant Teen Banned From Christian School Graduation Gives Birth, Slams Planned Parenthood
• 14-Year-Old Sex Trafficking Victim Was Forced to Have Sex Thousands of Times and Multiple Abortions
• Abortion Activists OK With Killing Kids in Abortions But Don’t Want Kids to Protest Abortion
• Planned Parenthood Worker: “It’s a Baby. There is Legs and There’s Arms and There’s Eyes”
• Canadian Province Will Fund Free Abortions
• Pro-Lifer Will Continue Hunger Strike to Raise Awareness That Abortions Kill Children
• When doctors gave up on Beatrice, her husband fought for her: “He saved my life”
• 650 Doctors Sign Letter Blasting Top OBGYN Who Compared Abortion to Removing Bunions
• Ben Shapiro Eviscerates Jimmy Kimmel’s Health Care Tirades; ‘Egregious’ to Exploit His Son
• Comedy Central Show “Broad City” Celebrates Abortion, Depicts Pro-Lifer Holding “Jesus Hates You” Sign
• Virginia Governor Race Tied as Pro-Life Ed Gillespie Pulls Even With Pro-Abortion Ralph Northam




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John McCain Sabotages Senate Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood, No Vote Puts Bill in Jeopardy
John McCain will once again sabotage the Senate bill to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
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Republican Susan Collins Will Probably Vote Against Senate Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has said that she’s “leaning towards” voting against the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill.
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Democrat Senator: Senate Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood is Awful. Also I Haven’t Read It
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has been trashing the Graham-Cassidy health care bill all over town.

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In Shocking Vote, British Doctors Endorse Legalizing Unlimited Abortions Up to Birth
In a shocking vote today, the Royal College of Gynecologists (RCOG) voted to endorse legalizing unlimited abortions up to birth.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Twitter Censors Pro-Life Groups Ads, Won’t Run Them Unless Its Web Site is Scrubbed of “Sensitive Content”
Live Action, the youth-centered pro-life organization known for its undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood, has accused Twitter of censoring its ads.
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Pregnant Teen Banned From Christian School Graduation Gives Birth, Slams Planned Parenthood
Courageous young mom Maddi Runkles is back after giving birth to her baby boy, Greyson, in August.
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14-Year-Old Sex Trafficking Victim Was Forced to Have Sex Thousands of Times and Multiple AbortionsIn a new book, a victim of sex trafficking recounted the horrors of the abuse against herself and the seven unborn children who she was forced to abort.
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Abortion Activists OK With Killing Kids in Abortions But Don’t Want Kids to Protest Abortion
Abortion activists will twist and spin any topic to their advantage, including teaching children to stand up for the most vulnerable in today’s society.
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Ben Shapiro Eviscerates Jimmy Kimmel’s Health Care Tirades; ‘Egregious’ to Exploit His Son
Comedy Central Show “Broad City” Celebrates Abortion, Depicts Pro-Lifer Holding “Jesus Hates You” Sign
Virginia Governor Race Tied as Pro-Life Ed Gillespie Pulls Even With Pro-Abortion Ralph Northam

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