May, 2011

May 31, 2011
Right to Life Organizers in the UK take their cues from US Success
L. Wegmann
The International Pro-Life Community can take heart in light of a recently published article by British news service, The Guardian. In his article, Monday, reporter Ben Quinn commented on the thriving efforts of Pro-Life groups within the United Kingdom.As Quinn reported, the number of sidewalk ministries in Great Britain is on the rise and such organizations are taking their cues from successful Pro-Life operations held within the United States. Many British programs, like the one led recently...Read More

Tags: 40 Days for Life, abortion, activism, Great Britain
May 31, 2011
France Stands Firm on Embryonic Stem Cell Research
L. Wegmann
Last Thursday the French National Assembly voted to uphold its strict laws on embryonic stem cell research. As Reuters News reported, France boasts some of the most conservative bioethics law in Europe, prohibiting embryonic stem cell research, save on imported embryos not used for in vitro fertilization in other nations.In early June, the Senate will also hold a second reading of the bill. Should the Senate vote to allow embryonic stem cell research, the bill will be taken to a parliamentary...Read More

Tags: embryonic stem cell, France
May 27, 2011
Tennessee: Call Gov. Bill Haslam ASAP
J.D. Griffin
In 2009, pro-life leaders in the Tennessee Legislature took an important step towards cutting taxpayer funding for abortion providers and/or referrers like Planned Parenthood. The 2009 provision only allowed county, municipal, and local health departments to contract with outside providers if they were unable to provide a particular service. Without a doubt, the 2009 amendment to a 1972 law governing the state’s Title X funding was not perfect. Accordingly, both pro-life legislators and the...Read More

Tags: Bill Haslam, expose planned parenthood, Stacey Campfield, Tennessee
May 27, 2011
John Stamos to Perform With The Beach Boys at Second Annual Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Concert
J.D. Griffin
In a recent blog post, we discussed the Second Annual Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Concert coming up on Sunday, June 12, 2011 in Kettering, OH. To be certain, supporting an organization working to aid and defend the medically dependent, those with cognitive disabilities, and the incapacitated facing critical, and life-threatening, conditions is of the utmost importance. As we noted, an added attraction, to the already rewarding experience of aiding such an important pro-life group, is the...Read More

Tags: cognitive disabilities, John Stamos, terri schiavo, The Beach Boys
May 26, 2011
Rep. Virginia Foxx Scores Pro-Life Victory With Amendment
J.D. Griffin
On March 29, 2011, Rep. Brett Guthrie introduced H.R. 1216 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill was introduced with the title, “To amend the Public Health Service Act to convert funding for graduate medical education in qualified teaching health centers from direct appropriations to an authorization of appropriations.” On the same day, the bill was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and was eventually reported out of committee on April 27. So, what does this bill...Read More

Tags: amendment, Brett Guthrie, pro-life, Virginia Foxx
May 26, 2011
YouCut Vote to Eliminate UNFPA Funding Successful: Legislation to be Introduced by Rep. Renee Ellmers
wats7895
A previous Suzy B post explained that the GOP’s YouCut Phase II online voting program was conducting a vote between three possible bills to cut spending, including a bill that would save the US $400 million over the next 10 years by cutting funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Votes were cast and the voice of the pro-life American majority is definitely being heard! Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) will introduce a bill to withdraw United States funding from the UNFPA program,...Read More

Tags: abortion, China, population control, renee ellmers, sterilization, united nations
May 26, 2011
North Carolina: Voices Abortion Advocates Don't Want to Hear
light4life
Recent debate in North Carolina over legislation to inform women about their choices when faced with unplanned pregnancy has unveiled some voices and arguments that Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocates definitely don't want you to hear.1. Sylinthia Stewart & Danielle Hallenback Ms. Stewart is a courageous post-abortive woman who testified at a committee hearing in the North Carolina State House on the pending legislation that advocates for a woman's right to be informed about her...Read More

Tags: abortion risks, action, choice, North Carolina, state legislation
May 25, 2011
Pro-Life State Sen. Glenn Grothman's Take on Defunding Planned Parenthood Wisconsin
J.D. Griffin
It’s easy to say you’re a pro-life legislator; it’s quite another to actually weather an intense storm of adversity when standing firmly on pro-life principles. Recently, we featured the story of one pro-life legislator, Florida State Representative Daphne Campbell, who has done just that. Rep. Campbell faced a firestorm of criticism from her colleagues. One, Rep. Scott Randolph, even threw papers in her face, called her a traitor, and threatened to have her removed from his office—all because...Read More

Tags: Planned Parenthood exposed, wisconsin
May 24, 2011
Sex-Selective Abortions in India Create a Generation of "Missing Daughters"
L. Wegmann
Today the Washington Post is reporting that as India’s economy grows increasingly prosperous and her citizens enjoy new educational opportunities, the number of selective abortions performed on female infants is on the rise, according to a recent study published by online medical journal, The Lancet. The team of researchers, led by Prabhat Jha, an epidemiologist and demographer at the University of Toronto, identified India’s second-born daughters as those greatest at risk for such sex-selected...Read More

Tags: abortion, India
May 24, 2011
Next Line in the Sand: Indiana, Obama & Planned Parenthood
light4life
“Nope. Zero.”President Obama's response to an inquiry about cutting funding to Planned Parenthood during budget debates earlier this year. This was a clear line in the sand. President Obama is an unapologetic supporter of Planned Parenthood, even in the face of evidence that the organization is willing to assist those who might be abusing women and young girls. The next line in the sand might be in Indiana, where Gov. Mitch Daniels signed legislation to defund Planned Parenthood. Reports broke...Read More

Tags: defund planned parenthood, family planning, Indiana, obama, state legislation
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