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Aug 2, 2013
Women Speak For Themselves
Yesterday, Women Speak For Themselves held a rally in Lafayette Park, right in front on the White House, to protest the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandate that forces businesses and institutions to provide abortion-inducing drugs to their employees through health insurance. The major theme of the rally was religious freedom, protesting the government’s attempt to force religious institutions to violate their consciences by providing drugs and services to which they morally object to their employees.
This mandate is a direct violation of our first freedoms, namely the freedom of religion, and is explicitly pro-abortion. By calling life-ending drugs “necessities,” government is bringing us to a new level of callousness towards life. Making abortion-inducing drugs readily available as a form of “health care” also further commodifies sex and the new life that may be created. This is sad and disappointing. The mandate – and in essence the Department of Health and Human Services – puts no value on life and is truly waging a war on mother- and fatherhood in addition to religious freedoms and conscience.
Women deserve better than abortion and abortion-inducing drugs, and those gathered as a part of the Women Speak For Themselves movement recognize this. Women should not be forced to accept such low standards of “health care,” especially drugs and procedures which violate their conscience.
Women Speak For Themselves is made up of women across the country committed to spreading the truth about the HHS Mandate, and ensuring that the voice of those who object to it is heard. Please consider signing on at www.womenspeakforthemselves.com!
Tags: abortion, conscience, HHS Mandate, Religious liberty, women
Jul 30, 2013
3 Ex-Planned Parenthood Employees Testify
Planned Parenthood has been leading the public relations effort to dismiss Kermit Gosnell’s “house of horrors” as an outlier.
America’s Abortion Giant – the standard-bearer – cannot claim that Kermit Gosnell, Douglas Karpen, and a host of other abortion clinic horrors nationwide are isolated incidents while their own employees expose them for complete disregard for the health and well being of women.
Tags: planned parenthood
Jul 29, 2013
Welcome Abigail Rose Beutler!
Congratulations to Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and her husband Daniel Beutler on the birth of their beautiful baby daughter! On July 15, Beutler gave birth to Abigail Rose Beutler at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. Abigail’s birth is quite the miracle: she is the first baby to survive her fetal diagnosis formerly thought to be fatal.
Doctors diagnosed Abigail with Potter’s Syndrome caused by bilateral renal agenesis during the second trimester of pregnancy. Abigail’s consequent absence of kidneys, and accompanying lack of amniotic fluid, impeded her lungs from properly developing. Unfortunately, babies in this condition are typically born with undeveloped lungs and are unable to breath upon birth.
However, a team of specialized physicians at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore treated Herrera Beutler with amniofusion—a process in which a saline solution is injected into the womb in the place of amniotic fluid to allow for the baby’s lungs to develop. Although born at only 28-weeks gestation with no kidneys, Abigail continues to defy physicians’ expectations. “Despite Abigail’s prematurity, small size and life-threatening disease, she is doing well…Together with our colleagues in pediatric nephrology, we are cautiously optimistic about her future” said Dr. Louis Halamek, neonatologist at Packard Children’s Hospital. Although this treatment is far from a conclusive remedy for Abigail’s diagnosis, it certainly is a step in the right direction.
Thrilled to hold her newest bundle of joy, Herrera Beutler said, “We are grateful to the thousands who joined us in praying for a miracle. But most of all, we are grateful to God for hearing those prayers.” We share Jaime and Daniel’s delight in witnessing this little miracle, who already is teaching the world the power of perseverance and the value of life.Read More
Tags: Herrera Beutler, premature birth