April, 2011

Apr 29, 2011
Baby Joseph update: Home
Joseph Maraachli, or “Baby Joseph”, returned home with his family last week after successful treatment in St. Louis, Missouri. The Vancouver Sun tells how he’s doing:“Baby Joseph napping at home in his crib on Easter Sunday is all the proof his father needs that his Ontario doctors were wrong. Only months ago, the fate of 15-month-old Joseph Maraachli was a question mark. Doctors at London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ont., sought to take the infant off life support as he battled a...Read More

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Apr 29, 2011
Planned Parenthood Battle: Indiana
Governor Mitch Daniels has yet to sign Indiana House Bill 1210 into law! This bill, which the Indiana State house passed on Wednesday, would defund Planned Parenthood across Indiana.Already, SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser has sent two letters to Governor Daniels urging him to sign the bill into law and outlining why the Planned Parenthood should be defunded. (Check out the PDF's of the first and second letter.)Live in Indiana? Give Governor Daniels a call right now and encourage him...Read More

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Apr 27, 2011
Kermit Gosnell: The Canary in the Mineshaft
Over the last couple of months, we've blogged about the horrific case of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. You can find that past blog posts here.As we await the trial of Gosnell, Timothy Dalrymple at Patheos has written a touching yet tragic post on the issue:While Dr. Gosnell was an exception in the filthiness of his facility and the brazenness of his law-breaking, his attitude toward abortion was no aberration. It was the logical consequence of the pro-choice argument. What the pro...Read More

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Apr 20, 2011
"Much easier than it sounds"
How does Massachusetts spend its tax dollars? Since 2008, the AIDS Action Committee has been producing a website with the assistance of grants from the Department of Public Health to inform teens about their sexual health…and advocate abortion.  One principal commented to the Boston Herald that she assumed the information was balanced because it was supported by the Department of Public Health. The state-funded sex education website, www.MariaTalks.com, apparently tells teens that abortion...Read More

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Apr 20, 2011
The Stories that Numbers Can Tell
In today’s media-driven world where news and information flow like candy, it is essential to be an informed consumer. This informed perspective requires a healthy curiosity and carries with it the responsibility to hold people on both sides of the issue to high accuracy standards. The disputing factoids that popped up during the recent debates to defund Planned Parenthood have caused quite a stir in main stream media & the blogosphere over the past few weeks. What is important to remember...Read More

Tags: abortion, defund planned parenthood, expose planned parenthood, planned parenthood, statistics
Apr 19, 2011
LifeNews: 90% of Down Syndrome Children Aborted, Survivors Bring Joy
Over at the LifeNews.com blog, SBA List staff writer Maura Butler writes:There is an ugly statistic made well known by none other than The New York Times from a 2007 article; 90 percent of all pregnancies where the unborn child is given a diagnosis of Down Syndrome end in abortion. Can you wrap your head around that?  9 in 10; 90 in 100 – that is a lot of life snuffed out because of the possibility of one pesky extra chromosome. Have you ever met a child with Down Syndrome or with other...Read More

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Apr 18, 2011
Anniversary: Court Upholds Partial Birth Abortion Ban
Four years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on Gonzales v. Carhart, which affirmed the constitutionality of the Partial Birth Abortion Act passed in 2003 by the U. S. Congress. The text of the Partial Birth Abortion Act as well as the legal history of Gonzales v. Carhart are both available online. (Warning: Both texts are fairly detailed and discuss this gruesome procedure extensively and with great clarity.) In summary, the Supreme Court upheld the law as passed by Congress,...Read More

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Apr 15, 2011
VIDEOS: Pro-life Leaders Speak on House floor: Defund Planned Parenthood
Tuesday's debate in the House of Representatives to defund Planned Parenthood of our tax dollars was a battle fought fiercely by many of our pro-life leaders in the House. Longtime pro-life stalwarts like Reps. Chris Smith (NJ), Mike Pence (IN), and Jean Schmidt (OH) joined with newly elected Reps. Alan Nunnelee (MS), Diane Black (TN), Martha Roby (AL), and Robert Aderholt (AL) to stand up to radical pro-aborts like Reps. Nancy Pelosi, Rosa DeLauro and Nita Lowey.Check out their remarks:Read More

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Apr 14, 2011
One Sheen that knows being pro-life is “winning”!
No, not Charlie. It’s his dad, Martin Sheen. In a recent interview with an Irish news outlet, actor Martin Sheen spoke about his pro-life views and his devotion to the Catholic faith. When asked about his wife, Janet Templeton, being conceived by a rape, Sheen prudently acknowledged it, and also recounted that she had a hard time of being “unwanted” even after she was born and left to live the first six years of her life with some aunts in the countryside. Martin and Janet’s incredible witness...Read More

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Apr 13, 2011
Rep. Renee Ellmers Speaks for Life on the House Floor
Today, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) spoke out in favor of the recent budget agreement, including the addition of the Dornan amendment, which prevents taxpayer funding of abortion in the District of Columbia. As Congresswoman Ellmers notes, the Dornan amendment will save the lives of an estimated one thousand children per year.Thank you for standing for Life, Rep. Ellmers!Read More

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