The Suzy B Blog

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!


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Tags: abortion, conscience, HHS Mandate, Religious liberty, women
Jul 30, 2013
3 Ex-Planned Parenthood Employees Testify

Gosnell is Not An OutlierPlanned Parenthood has been leading the public relations effort to dismiss Kermit Gosnell’s “house of horrors” as an outlier.

… But that’s a lie.

The SBA List has already documented copious instances of abortion industry brutality and negligence across 15 states – and TODAY, at a State Senate hearing in Delaware, even more will be exposed.

Three former abortion clinic employees are coming forward to recount the brutal practices and negligence which led them to quit their jobs. They are former employees of Planned Parenthood.

Months ago, SBA List worked with our Delaware allies at A Rose & A Prayer to shed light on the testimony of Joyce Vasikonis and Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich. These former Planned Parenthood nurses quit their jobs after becoming fed up with the clinic’s unsafe, unsanitary “meat-market style assembly-line abortions.”

Today, they’ll be joined by another former colleague, clinic manager Melody Meanor. Together, these women will explain how Planned Parenthood:

  • Rushed abortions through at a “meat market,” “assembly-line” pace
  • Deceived the public by pretending they were a clinic in good standing
  • Failed to inform as many as 200 women of their positive tests for sexually transmitted diseases and infections and failed to notify 87 women of the results of their colposcopies
  • Denied the drug RhoGAM to low-income, Rh negative women who need it to protect against an increased risk of stillbirth with future pregnancies

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.

We MUST expose this abuse. That’s why members of the SBA List team will be at the hearing today, standing shoulder to shoulder with our Delaware allies.

We’ll be there to live tweet the hearing, take pictures, share the evidence, and talk with the media.

We won’t let the media ignore Planned Parenthood’s complete failure to stand up for the dignity and safety of women. Will you help us expose them? Please take a moment to:

  • Share our multistate FACT SHEET on abortion industry brutality happening nationwide.
  • Share one of our Planned Parenthood infographics on your facebook and twitter pages – These bright images pack a punch of information.
  • Share our TV ad featuring Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood manager who explained that her superiors actually told her to increase the number of abortions performed at the clinic.

Don’t forget to follow @SBAList on twitter and on facebook in order to check out our coverage of tomorrow’s hearing. We will keep you posted as this situation develops.

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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.

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Tags: Herrera Beutler, premature birth
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