Posts Tagged ‘Planned Parenthood’

(Via LiveActionNews.org) What are the real facts? Are we getting the full scoop from the mainstream media? Ben Shapiro shares the truth in less than five minutes:

For more on fetal development – including photos and amazing videos, go here. For more on what abortion is – from the mouths of an abortion doctor and an abortion clinic manager go here and here.

This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

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Sometimes the truth is literally almost too painful to hear.

But when we’re talking about abortion, something that happens between 1.2 and 1.3 MILLION times in America every year, we can’t close our ears to the truth. We have to be willing to feel the pain; to walk through it; to experience the nightmare. Because that’s the only way we’ll never be silent again.

ImageThe news site I write for, Live Action News & Opinion, has recently published articles with direct quotes from abortion doctors, nurses, counselors, and other workers in the clinics. Please, read what they have to say. They know the cold, hard truth like no other. And some of them are willing to speak out.

Lauren Enriquez compiled this post: 10 Surprising Quotes from Abortionists and I compiled this one: More Dark Truth from the Mouths of Abortion Workers. Please read the truth and spread the word. Let’s not be ignorant any longer.

Even if you think you support abortion, please at least take the time to be aware of what’s really going on, not just what you may have been told. These facts should shake you to your core, no matter your beliefs, and hopefully lead you to reconsider what the truth really is and whether you can support it.

If you happen to be a worker in an abortion clinic, or if you know someone who is – you are not alone, and you are not hated. There is a way out. Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director and the author of “UnPlanned” has started an organization called And Then There Were None. It’s designed just for abortion clinic workers – doctors, nurses, counselors, anyone who wants a way out. Please check out Abby’s site and her open letter to clinic workers. And then reach out for help. You’re never too far gone, and it’s never too late. 

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Of course, this is great news!  SFLA details some bad news as well, including the fact that Planned Parenthood is still good at marketing lies to our youth.  In fact, 48% weren’t even sure whether or not Planned Parenthood provides abortion.  That’s scary.  And a wake-up call to us to keep spreading the truth.  I personally think the saddest part of the study is that 58% of young adults don’t know where to point a pregnant friend in need.  We definitely need to do a better job of making pro-life resources, crisis pregnancy centers, etc. more easily accesible and well-known.  We can do this by finding out the resources in our area and letting our friends – specifically any young adults – know, with the request that they tell their friends.  The information will spread if we make the effort to spread it.  Let me know if you have questions on how to find out the resources in your area – I’m more than happy to help!

SFLA encourages pro-lifers to keep educating young adults.  As part of the young generation, I join them in calling on all pro-lifers to give young adults the information that they need – whether they’re actively seeking it out or not.  You make a difference for us when you speak the truth!  Thank you!  Keep it up!  Consider purchasing copies of this book to hand out:  “Why Pro-Life?”.  It’s an amazingly simple, clear, and interesting way to explain the details and the basics about the pro-life message.  The books are only $1 each if you buy 50 or more.  Why not buy enough to hand out to your church’s youth group, college group, or your high school kid’s class?  Keep some extras on hand for that moment when you WILL need them =)

Ok, I’ve detailed more about SFLA’s study on my post at Live Action.  Or, you can look at the study for yourself here.

 

QUESTION:

How do you think we can convince Christians – and others – in our culture to view the pro-life issue as something THEY need to get involved with instead of viewing it as a mere political issue?  Where’s the disconnect?  We look back on slavery and are convinced we would have done something to stop it, yet that was a “political issue” in its day.  Any answers or thoughts?  I’d love to hear what you think…

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UPDATE:  The Komen Foundation caved under pressure and the bullying tactics of Planned Parenthood and changed their decision to defund Planned Parenthood.  This, of course, is terrible.  Planned Parenthood should not be able to use mob-style tactics to force a grantor to give them funds.

On January 31st, the news broke that the Komen G. Foundation (Race for the Cure) has decided to break monetary ties with Planned Parenthood and stop giving them money.  This is incredible news!!  Of course, Planned Parenthood has stepped onto their bully pulpit as usual and is pounding Komen for their decision. Since when does a grantee attack a grantor for ending donations?!

Pro-lifers need to stand with Komen and thank them for defunding Planned Parenthood!  It’s very simple to send a short email, thanking Komen for their important, ground-breaking decision.

Send them an email–right now–here:  news@komen.org.

You can also sign a petition, thanking Komen here:  www.istandwithkomen.com.

Please take the time to do this.  We know that Planned Parenthood is having their supporters email Komen by the thousands.  While it’s virtually impossible for Komen to change their minds (based on a new rule their organization adopted), they still need to know that we stand with them.  Komen adopted a rule stating that they will no longer fund organizations who are being investigated at a local, state, or federal level.  Congress has a pending investigation into Planned Parenthood, and several states have ongoing investigations as well.  Planned Parenthood is a very corrupt organization that is on its way to an end.

For more information, read Jill Stanek’s inside scoop:  http://www.jillstanek.com/2012/02/inside-story-on-komen-split-from-planned-parenthood/.  You can also keep updated on Live Action’s blog:  www.liveaction.org.  Or, follow me on Twitter @KBurtonBrown.

Hope & Faith
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Sometimes quitting sounds so good.  I mean, honestly, do you ever feel like you want to quit?  I know I’ve felt that way.  No matter how much I believe that unborn babies—and all human beings—are worth fighting for, it can seem too hard some days.  It sounds a whole lot easier to just lay down this burden we carry and let another take it up.  It would feel so nice to forget about all the evil we’re trying to stop.

Or would it?  Would we really feel good if we left the voiceless innocent in the dust?  We’re not just fighting for a good cause here.  We’re fighting for people who literally cannot stand up for themselves.  If we go away, they have no hope.  They can never speak up and protect themselves.

We cannot quit.  We cannot end our efforts.  It’s ok to admit discouragement, disappointment, and hardships.  It’s ok to feel overwhelmed.  But it’s not ok to give up or quit.  Too many lives depend on our commitment.

Still, a resigned attitude—Ok, ok, I guess I’m in this to stay because I have to be—isn’t the kind of attitude our movement needs.  Trust me, I’ve questioned exactly what God is doing before.  I’ve wondered why He doesn’t hurry up and end abortion.  But I’ve learned that people blame God for way too many things.  People have a free will; we have a choice.  And sadly, too many people use their choices to keep abortion legal.

I’ve also learned that faith in God and faith in truth prevailing isn’t about expecting a certain outcome exactly when we decide that it’s essential.  True faith is recognizing that God does indeed have a plan.  The victory over death was already won on the cross, centuries ago.  Sometimes God doesn’t ask us to fight to achieve victory.  He asks us to fight as a test of who we really care about and Who we really follow.  He uses us to save lives—whether it be one or countless many—in the process.  And one day, abortion will end.  That is a surety.

I believe we will see abortion end in our lifetime.  I believe we will see death’s doors close and accept no more children.  I believe we will see life valued.  I believe we will see society welcome babies as the precious little ones they are.  I believe there is hope.  I believe in a God Who works miracles.  I believe.

I’d challenge you not to overlook how you truly feel inside about working on the pro-life issue.  If you are rearing to go and out-of-your-mind excited right now, that is AWESOME!!  We need people to feel like that!  If you never get discouraged because you’ve already learned what faith and hope are, hang on to them!

But, if you do occasionally question the length of this battle; if you wonder what will happen one day; if you are asking if you really have the strength to keep trying—examine your heart.  Find out why you are really fighting.  Remind yourself of the truth you believe.  And picture all the nameless unborn children who cannot utter a single sound in their own defense.  I know that you, like me, do not want to leave them behind.

Doubt, discouragement, and hopelessness will attempt to plague most of us.  But we have the choice to reject these monsters and send them back to the pit where they belong.  We can make the choice for hope.  We can choose Hope itself in Christ, Who first came to earth as an unseen unborn Child.  We can choose to believe.  We can choose the attitude of faith.

Doubt sees the obstacles,
Faith sees the way!

Doubt sees the darkest night,
Faith sees the day!

Doubt dreads to take a step,
Faith soars on high!

Doubt questions, “Who believes?”
Faith answers, “I!”

–Author Unknown

 

Ok, I promised that my next post would include information about the Mirena IUD. Most of us already know that the IUD likely causes abortions before the mother is even aware that she’s pregnant.  But there’s been some talk that the Mirena IUD is different, so I studied it out.  Here’s the results I came up with:

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1)     Causes Harm/Side Effects for Many Women  Did you know about the possible lawsuit against the company who makes Mirena because of all the bad side effects, specifically in younger women?  Also, the FDA themselves actually put out a warning letter to the company…and we know that the FDA rarely does anything!  http://www.aboutlawsuits.com/mirena-iud-13909/

2)     Stops Implantation:  http://www.contracept.org/iud-mirena.php  This site (and several others I found) say that Mirena may stop ovulation in some women, but it does not in most.  It also says that one way Mirena works is to stop a baby from implanting if a woman does get pregnant (even though, of course, some people do stay pregnant, but that is apparently rare).  Of course, if implantation is stopped, the baby dies.

3)     Risks Danger and Possible Death to Women and Babies:  http://www.drugs.com/pro/mirena.html  You have to scroll down a ways on this one, but under the warnings and precautions, it talks about how up to half of women
who get pregnant on Mirena have an ectopic pregnancy (and other random, weird things that can happen).  There is always the risk of death for the woman (and of course the baby) with an ectopic pregnancy.  I know the FDA warned the company that makes Mirena that they are not being up front enough with people about all the risks and side effects that Mirena can have/has had with some women.  Pretty scary stuff if you ask me!

4)  IUD Must Be Removed:  If you do have a Mirena and get pregnant, you are warned to get it removed as soon as possible.  Otherwise, it has the potential of causing death in you or the baby.  Death to the baby, specifically, is still a risk with the process of having the IUD removed. Not a good thing, either way you look at it.

5)  Doctors Don’t Always Reveal the Full Truth:  From my own personal experience, I know there are even pro-life doctors who have no problem recommending birth control that actually does stop a baby from implanting and living. You would think they would only prescribe stuff that prevents fertilization, but this is often not true, unfortunately. All too often, to get the full facts, you need to do your own research and go to the manufacturer’s site. I’ve never personally seen a manufacturer’s site that doesn’t disclose whether the birth control prevents implantation or poses dangers to women. (Though I wouldn’t doubt if there are some out there! For example, I know the FDA railed on Bayer for not fully revealing Mirena’s dangers to women.)

Summary:  Why use a “birth control” method that is likely to cause death for a baby/babies you never knew about?  Why use a device that hugely increases your odds of suffering an ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage if you have it removed during pregnancy?  Why choose a “contraceptive” that is manufactured by a company that even the FDA calls misleading?  Why use the Mirena IUD if you are risking your own health and life in the process, along with your baby’s?

Follow the link below to a helpful graphic that illustrates some of the dangers of Mirena:

Learn more about this information here!

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40 Days for Life’s blog is quickly becoming one of my favorites!  (http://40daysforlife.com/blog)  If you want to be encouraged in your work to save innocent lives, head over there.  You’ll also find amazing facts and real truth.  But there is one story you absolutely MUST read:  http://40daysforlife.com/blog/?p=2350This story tells of three babies, all saved on one day, at one clinic in part because an ultrasound technician just “happened” to show up.  It has the fingerprints of God and the gentle breeze of miracles all over it.  You will probably cry when you read it because it’s that beautiful…

If you’ve never been involved with 40 Days for Life, please check them out!  They have an amazing ministry, praying and peacefully counseling outside of abortion clincs.  Thousands of babies have been saved through their work!  It is incredibly easy to get involved.  Go to http://40daysforlife.com and sign up!  It’s not too late, they’re only on Day 17 this time around.  And already, 174 babies have been saved…

In Other News

Loss for Students for Life of America is Heaven’s Gain

Students for Life of America lost a hero in Kortney Blythe Gordon and her unborn baby, Sophy, when they were killed in a head-on collision earlier this month.  They were driving back from a pro-life training in Georgia.  We mourn their loss, but know the angels in Heaven are rejoicing.  I had the awesome privilege of meeting Kortney, and I just pray that we all may have that much life and enthusiasm in us as we fight for the babies.  Pray for her new husband, Ben, and also for Jon Scharfenberger who is still in critical condition.  Pray that Jesus touches him…

Unbelievable:  Suspension Recommended for Phil Kline

http://www.jillstanek.com/2011/10/travesty-panel-recommends-suspension-of-phill-klines-law-license/.  Phil Kline, a heroic pro-life attorney, who spearheaded investigations into Planned Parenthood as Kansas’ attorney general is now under attack.  This is what he says:

The  ethics process is being used to punish political opponents.  Even so, the  dominant tragedy in this saga is that through my investigation it was learned  hundreds of children were sexually abused in Kansas, and Kansas has still done  nothing.  Nothing in the panel’s 185 page opinion can alter that  truth.  I upheld my duty, upheld my oath of office and the integrity  of my profession.  My “mistake” was my willingness to investigate politically  powerful people and to let that investigation go where the evidence led.  It is  a decision, however, I would repeat and I will continue to speak and stand for  the truth and for those who cannot speak for themselves.  May we all be willing to repeat such “mistakes.”

President Obama Changes His Mind

Remember how Obama promised that ObamaCare would not fund abortions?  Remember how he convinced pro-life Democrat legislators to pass his plan based on this promise?  Remember how many were saying that his executive order really didn’t mean anything?  Well, that’s right. 

Despite Obama’s earlier assurances, here’s what’s said now about a bill the House to trying to pass to ensure that no federal funds will go to abortion under ObamaCare:  “H.R. 358 goes well beyond the safeguards found in current law and reinforced in the President’s Executive Order by restricting women’s private insurance choices. If the President is presented with H.R. 358, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill.”

Right, so that’s what we should have known all along…Obama wants to make abortion federally funded in any way possible.  Read the details here:  http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/12/obama-threatens-to-veto-bill-for-no-abortion-in-obamacare/.

Looking Back:  Be sure to read my post “Saving the Babies of Juarez” to find out how you can help babies in Mexico that are dying before the age of 6 months because of no food.

Looking Ahead:  My next post will discuss specifics about why the Mirena IUD is not safe for women and how it is an abortifacient.  Learn what to say to your friends!

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No need for me to add to this glorious news!  Read the story yourself here:   http://www.lifenews.com/2011/09/27/congress-to-investigate-planned-parenthood-abortion-business.  Now we can only hope that Congress will see the truth behind Planned Parenthood’s lies and the real actions of this horrible organization based on the files Ms. Richards provides them with.  We can pray that they will be de-funded once and for all!

Also, if you happen to be interested in (or if you have already seen) the film “Eggsploitation”, you will probably want to tune in to Students for Life of America’s webcast on October 5th.   This film covers stories and facts behind the infertility industry.  For more information, go here:  http://studentsforlife.org/eggsploitation/.

 

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Have you ever wondered where pro-lifers get their facts from?  Why do they claim abortion is killing a human beings, based on “modern medical science?”  Why do they say there is  new information that shows abortion is wrong…much more so than there was almost four decades ago when Roe v. Wade was decided?  What are these pro-lifers talking about??

There is a 71 page paper that everyone in America should read.  Go here:  http://www.dakotavoice.com/Docs/South%20Dakota%20Abortion%20Task%20Force%20Report.pdf.   In 71 pages, this report extensively details the modern scientific proof of the humanity and separate, unique life of the unborn child.  No one who claims to truly believe in choice should turn away from at least reading the current evidence for human life in the womb…

Based on testimony from expert geneticists and embryologists, the Task Force agreed, “There can no longer be any doubt that each human being is totally unique from the very beginning of his or her life at fertilization.”[1]

The Task Force quoted extensive testimony from Dr. David Fu-Chi Mark, a nationally celebrated molecular biologist who has patented various polymerase chain reaction techniques, been awarded Inventor of the Year for patenting Human Recombinant Interleukin-2 Muteins, which treats kidney and skin cancer, developed an internationally marketed drug to treat Multiple Sclerosis, and is known for his work in DNA cloning, in vitro modification of DNA, and DNA sequencing.[2]  Dr. Mark testified:

A human being at an embryonic age and that human being at an adult
age are naturally the same, the biological differences are due only to the
differences in maturity. Changes in methylation of cytosine demonstrate that
the human being is fully programmed for human growth and development for his or
her entire life at the one cell age.

New evidence and research continues to come out which shows that abortion is incompatible with a humane, compassionate society.  Phillip G. Ney, M.D., is a physician, child psychiatrist, psychologist, university professor, and an expert in child abuse.  He states,

“After forty years as a consultant psychiatrist,
clinical researcher and university professor, I have no doubt that abortion is
the most destructive and dehumanizing experience known to humanity.  Unfortunately, it remains legal and
commonplace, devastating the lives of children, mothers, fathers—of
everyone….[T]he testimony of those who performed abortion, or were harmed by
it, will soon become well known.

And their anguish will be heard.”[1]


 


[1]  See Report of the South Dakota Task Force to Study Abortion (Dec. 2005),  http://www.dakotavoice.com/Docs/South%20Dakota%20Abortion%20Task%20Force%20Report.pdf(last visited Dec. 8, 2009).at 25.

[2]  Id. at 22.

[3] WHISTLEBLOWER, Feb. 2007 at 29.

This time, Alliance Defense Fund has the story here:  http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/4920.  In basic detail, a federal judge in Indiana upheld the provision of the new Indiana law that requires women to be told  that “human physical life begins when a human ovum is fertilized by a human sperm.” 

Now, of course, this statement is not a novel, new scientific fact.  It’s basic science.  But, as you likely know, in Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court claimed to believe that medical professionals didn’t agree on when a human was a human.  Today, federal courts are increasingly ruling that human beings are human beings from the very beginning.  They are also increasingly disagreeing with Planned Parenthood’s claims that basic biological facts are “misleading.”  See ADF’s press release for more info on this…

Of course, this ruling raises the questions we want to hear asked in the public, in the media, and in the courts:  how can a human not be a person?  And how can a human person not be deserving of full protection under the laws…including–and especially–the right to life?  We are so tired of the contradictions concerning life in our society!  Life should be valued and protected at all costs.

I honestly believe that abortion will end in our lifetime.  And I pray to God that it will.  What an incredible injustice…and, in our society…what an incredible contradiction.  Some laws–like the Indiana one–recognize unborn children as full human beings.  There is also a major federal law that recognizes unborn children as persons (more on that coming soon!).  And yet abortion is still somehow, unthinkably, legal.