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Body of Baby Victimized in Abortion Found in Clinic Parking Lot
Gaby Federico, who is also associated with the pro-life group Live Action, discovered a dead, dismembered baby in the parking lot of Hilltop Family Planning Clinic, an abortion center in this western Texas city. The Hilltop clinic advertises abortions up to 15 weeks into pregnancy.UPDATE from Live Action:
Federico and a fellow pro-life sidewalk counselor at the abortion center were alerted to the baby's body a man who lives next to the abortion center. He said the night before, his dog had been sniffing around the parking lot and found the baby's body parts lying on the ground, so he put the remains of the baby in a plastic bag and handed the bag to Federico this morning. The bag contained disarticulated tissue, two bloody legs with feet, and a severed hand.[...]
"This is horrible to know that these children are killed daily here in El Paso, not only without a burial, but to be disposed of in such an inhuman way. It's not fair," Frederico said. "This shouldn't ever happen, in El Paso or anywhere. The world needs to see what abortion clinics do to children. When dead babies start turning up in the clinic parking lot, no further proof is needed of what abortion is. These clinics need to be shut down."
She indicated the police said they would not hold anyone at the abortion center accountable and would not follow through on ensuring a proper burial for the baby. The Bishop of El Paso, Armando Achoa, has reportedly come to the abortion center and has asked for the baby's body so he can officiate a proper burial.
Upon viewing photographs of the body parts, former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson said they were remarkably well-developed.
"The findings are consistent with the remains of an abortion procedure," Johnson, who was the director of the Bryan/College Station Planned Parenthood abortion center for years and was also a "products of conception technician," the term for someone who reassembles baby body parts after an abortion to ensure the abortion was complete. "Based on the development of the foot and the formation of the leg, and what appears to be a tear at the top of the leg, this looks like an abortion done through vacuum aspiration on a child at 12 to 14 weeks LMP."
El Paso police are refusing to release this child into the hands of those who are wanting to provide a proper burial. Call the El Paso police department and demand justice for this child! This baby deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Demand a proper burial for this tiny child! Please call 915-564-7000
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Youngest surviving premature baby in Europe (and possibly the world) released from German hospital
The baby weighed just 460 grams when she born in early November at just 21 weeks and five days, and was not initially expected to survive. The general view of the Association of Neonatology is that babies born before the 22nd week of pregnancy will not live.
Yet the little girl, called Frieda, now weighs in at a healthy 3,500 grams and is being sent home in Fulda near Frankfurt.
Her mother, who has asked not to be identified, experienced problems in the 15th week of the pregnancy and was admitted to hospital to reverse the onset of early labour. But doctors managed to delay the birth by a further ten days, but no more than that.
As soon as the tiny baby was born she was whisked into an incubator and intensively cared for.
"Her life was hanging from a thread, but she fought through," said Reinald Repp, head doctor at Fulda Hospital.
"There is no indication that she cannot be healthy."
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Three bills placing restrictions on abortions move through Florida House Panel
Members of the House Health and Human Services Committee approved three bills by largely partisan votes that collectively bar using state or federal funds for abortions (except in cases of rape, incest, or the endangerment of the health of the mother); require abortion-seekers to undergo ultrasounds; and restrict doctors from performing abortions in the third trimester or after the fetus is viable.
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Idaho Governor Butch Otter signs fetal pain late-term abortion ban
Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday signed SB 1165 into law. The law bans abortion past 20 weeks on the basis that substantial medical evidence shows unborn babies feel pain acutely at that age.
"I am right-to-life, I have been a right-to-life candidate in government all my life," said Otter, according to Reuters. He told reporters that signing the bill was "the right thing to do."
Idaho follows Kansas and Nebraska in enacting successfully a late-term abortion ban based on fetal pain. So far the bans have not been challenged in federal court.
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Claim: Romanian hospitals queasy over abortion at Christmas, Easter
The Croatian Times reports that nearly three-quarters of Romanian hospitals will not abort unborn children around both Christmas and Easter, according to a study by the Euroregional Center for Public Initiatives (ECPI). The ECPI is funded in part by the Open Societies Institute, an initiative of billionaire globalist and population control advocate George Soros.
The Times reports that only 18 out of 68 hospitals (27 percent in all) in December 2010 said they performed abortions around the time of the Christian holidays. Even then, the Times reported, many doctors at the hospitals carrying out abortions had religious qualms about performing them.
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Two Women Victimized by Botched Abortions at NAF Centers
Two women were transported for emergency care in one day from the Affiliated Medical Services abortion business located at 1428 North Farwell Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The condition of the two women is currently unknown. Operation Rescue officials informed LifeNews about the two incidents, which took place on Friday less than two hours apart.
The first ambulance arrived with sirens blaring and lights flashing at about 10:50 a.m. OR indicated. The pro-life participants in a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil witnessed the incident and one person recorded it on his telephone video recorder. Dan Miller, Milwaukee coordinator for 40 Days for Life provided Operation Rescue with the raw video.
After some time, emergency workers emerged from the abortion center with a woman on a gurney as abortion facility escorts held up a blanket or dark sheet to hide the incident from the pro-life witnesses who were documenting it. The woman was rushed to Columbia St. Mary's Hospital.
At approximately 12:55 p.m., the second ambulance arrived, this time without lights or sirens. The video shows an ambulance of a different color and parked in a different place, leaving no doubt that there were two separate incidents. Again, clinic escorts held up a dark sheet to conceal the woman on a gurney that was loaded into the awaiting ambulance and taken to an unknown location.
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Report shows multiple links between Catholic colleges and Planned Parenthood
In a 22-page report released yesterday, The Cardinal Newman Society says it found more than 150 "current and past connections" between U.S. Catholic colleges and universities and Planned Parenthood – the nation’s largest abortion provider.
The report, entitled "A Scandalous Relationship: Catholic Colleges and Planned Parenthood," included mention of four Catholic centers of higher education in California.
Read the full report here
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Abortion 'doesn't harm mothers' mental health'
, says review by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
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Donald Trump Explains Conversion to Pro-Life Side on Abortion
Today, in a new interview with CBN News' David Brody, Trump explains the evolution of his thinking and how stories of pregnancies — including one in particular — helped change his mind on abortion.
"Evangelicals do want to feel secure that they’re going to have a nominee that's going to at least be solid on those issues, those social issues. Someone that's not just going to cut and move on," Brody said to Trump.
The billionaire responded, "One thing about me, I'm a very honorable guy. I'm pro-life, but I changed my view a number of years ago."
"One of the reasons I changed — one of the primary reasons — a friend of mine's wife was pregnant, in this case married. She was pregnant and he didn't really want the baby. And he was telling me the story," Trump told Brody. "He was crying as he was telling me the story. He ends up having the baby and the baby is the apple of his eye. It's the greatest thing that's ever happened to him. And you know here's a baby that wasn't going to be let into life. And I heard this, and some other stories, and I am pro-life."
"So those stories did change you, they came around and changed you?" Brody asked.
"They changed me. Yeah, they changed my view as to that, absolutely," Trump responded.
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Tapes Show Planned Parenthood Injured Woman in Botched Abortion
The audio tapes of a 911 call in Washington state confirms a Planned Parenthood facility in Washington state was forced to rush a woman to the hospital following a botched abortion.
The Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Everett, Washington sent a woman to the hospital in late March. Local pro-life advocate Mary Emanuel was at the abortion facility at the time and snapped pictures of the ambulance that whisked the woman away from the Everett Planned Parenthood.
"We are still investigating as to the severity of the botched abortion and only pray that it was not fatal or caused serious injuries," she said at the time.
Now, Emanuel has obtained the recording of the 911 call Planned Parenthood officials placed to emergency personnel. In the call, the Planned Parenthood caller identifies herself as "Pamela" and casually tells the dispatcher that abortion center staff "have a patient that is bleeding that we need to transfer to the hospital immediately".
"We just did an abortion on her," the staffer tells the 911 dispatcher and she confirmed the patient was "not yet" in shock but asked that the ambulance and emergency responders use the side door of the facility to not draw as much attention.
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Missouri Senate passes legislation imposing more restrictions on late-term abortions
The legislation would remove a general exception for a women's health from a current state law banning abortions of viable fetuses. Instead, the legislation would allow such abortions only when the woman's life is endangered or when pregnancy risks permanent damage to a major bodily function.
Senators passed the bill 27-5 Thursday, sending it to the House. Representative already have passed their own bill, which is pending in the Senate. Both chambers must agree on the same version for the bill to go to the governor.
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Indiana Cracks Down on Abortion
Indiana legislators proposed a law that would require doctors to tell women who seek an abortion that life begins at conception, that fetuses can feel pain, that would make abortion illegal after 20 weeks unless to save the mother's life, and would force women to look at an ultrasound image of their fetus unless they state in writing that they do not want to.
House Bill 1210 "States public policy findings concerning a fetus feeling pain and a compelling state interest in protecting the fetus," according to the Synopsis in the General Assembly bill. It also provides for punitive damages against doctors who violate its provisions, and sets aside a continuous appropriation for the state to defend the constitutionality of the law.
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Idaho lawmakers vote to ban abortion after 20 weeks
The Idaho legislature on Tuesday gave final approval to a measure that would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and subject abortion providers to criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits.
The Senate-backed bill cleared the House in a 54-14 vote and now heads to Governor Butch Otter, who is expected to sign it.
The legislation is linked to disputed medical research suggesting the unborn feel pain at 20 weeks and is modeled on a 2010 Nebraska law that has yet to face a legal challenge.
The bill is similar to one recently approved by the Kansas legislature and to measures proposed by lawmakers in more than a dozen other states.
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April is Abortion Recovery Awareness Month!
Established in 2005, Abortion Recovery Awareness Month (ARAM) aims to encourage and extend healing opportunities to those hurting from an abortion, as well as to enlighten society on the effects of abortion on individuals and families. Its ultimate goal is to share compassionate abortion recovery efforts with others and offer help, healing and hope. For more information, please visit Abortion Recovery InterNational (ARIN)
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"You saved my baby today"
From 40 Days for Life
A young woman arriving for an appointment noticed the 40 Days for Life signs in front of the abortion center, but she didn’t really pay much attention.
That wouldn’t come until later. At this point, she had other things on her mind.
For one thing, the child’s father had to stay in the abortion center's waiting room, and she didn't care for that policy. "They don't let your family or friends be part of this," she said, which "should be a creepy tip-off."
Next, the staff told her the cost of the abortion would be double the amount they had mentioned on the phone.
But then, something happened. "I saw my baby on the ultrasound," she said, "and that changed the whole world. I stormed out."
On her way back through the waiting room on her way out the door, "I told the girls there is still time and I will have them in my prayers."
On leaving the building, she saw the 40 Days for Life signs again. She went home, Googled the name, found the Charlotte campaign’s Facebook page — and wrote to the local coordinators.
The local team connected her with pro-life prenatal resources. They report the young woman is very happy — her child is safe from abortion — and they will continue to help her.
Hat tip: Live Action
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Actress Patricia Heaton starts Twitter campaign to help Down syndrome advocacy group
On March 29 Heaton threw her support behind Reece’s Rainbow, an international Down syndrome orphan ministry that provides adoption grants, advocacy, and birth family support for children with DS.
On her Facebook page Heaton wrote she will donate $10,000 to Reece's Rainbow once it reaches 10,000 Twitter followers:
I know there can be big pitfalls to social media, but I will be forever grateful to the tweeter who alerted me to the work of Reece’s Rainbow. I clicked on a link to see the faces of those little neglected angels who have passed on, and immediately started weeping. It was so heartbreaking. Sometimes we feel helpless in the face of such horror, but because of the example of Andrea Roberts, we see that, with a lot of hard work and perseverance, there is something we can do.
Between work and family, I don’t have a lot of time. But I do have financial means and a public profile. God charges us to use our circumstances, whatever they may be, to share His love with the world. I had just hit the 10,000 mark for Twitter followers, and the idea hit me – give $10,000 dollars – one dollar for every "Tweaton" who follows Reece's Rainbow. Accomplish supporting this great organization along with spreading awareness. So far, in a few hours, RR has about 500 new followers, and I hope many more to come.
I am involved in supporting various charitable organizations, but I have recently been asking God to show me where he wants me to be. I think Reece's Rainbow is an answer to that prayer. These kids have had very few people to be their voice, but Andrea Roberts has changed all that. I am so grateful to be a part of her work.
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Abortion Proponents to Protest Tribute to "Godfather" of Pro-Life Activism, 4/2/11 ChicagoWHAT:
Evening of Tribute to Joe Scheidler. Today’s pro-life activists would not be so vocal and visible if it were not for Scheidler, who paved the way for generations of abortion opponents. This tribute is to honor his decades-long commitment to ending abortion.
A Facebook page, Pro-Choice Counterprotest at the Joe Scheidler Tribute, has many pro-choice advocates planning to protest the evening dedicated to Scheidler. However, Scheidler and national pro-life leaders will reach out to pro-abortion protesters. WHO:
* Joe Scheidler
, national director and founder, Pro-Life Action League
* Monica Miller
, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society
* David Bereit
, National Campaign Director of 40 Days for Life
* Bobby Schindler
of the Terry Schiavo Foundation
* Eric Scheidler
, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League
* Ann Scheidler
, Vice President of the Pro-Life Action League. WHEN:
Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 6 PM WHERE:
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza Hotel, 350 West Mart Center Drive, Chicago, IL VISUALS/AUDIO:
* 400 pro-life participants from 30 pro-life organizations from around the country
* Group shots of national pro-life leaders
* Scheidler greeting pro-choice abortion advocates
For more information, please visit www.joescheidlertribute.com
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A very powerful testimony: Planned Parenthood, Abortion Enabled My Abuse; Now I’m Pro-Life
I was born into this situation because three of my siblings could not be born. They became victims of abortion and I, then, had to become a victim of child abuse. It was all part of the vicious cycle where violence breeds violence. My life and that of my mother are living testimonies of the death of three children and a family.
People may think that the taking of the lives of my siblings created a void. I tell you, in this world, there can be no voids. From the laws of nature to the deepest recesses of the human mind and heart, there can be no voids; something has to fill it. The emptiness created from the murders of my three siblings was instantly filled with years of abuse and exploitation. Why did it take that route? Why couldn’t it have led to a sense of remorse, healing, or respect? Because Planned Parenthood is the Great Enabler that not only allows for the cycles of exploitation and abuse, but feeds it with their lies and what they do not say. Because Planned Parenthood’s idea of a "final solution" leaves no room for personal responsibility and accountability. Vulnerability is their target, from the innocent defenseless life in the womb to the fearful young girls and women caught in abusive relationships. My life testifies to this as that of my mother.
Read Melissa's full story here
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