Abortion rights activists are outraged after a 33-year-old married Indiana woman who got pregnant as a result of an affair with her co-worker was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday on charges of feticide — the act of causing the death of a pre-born baby — and the neglect of a dependent.
The woman, Purvi Patel, 33, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the neglect charge, but 10 of those were suspended, according to WNCN. Patel, who also became the first woman in the U.S. to be charged, convicted and sentenced for feticide, will serve an additional six years in prison for that crime. Both sentences are expected to be served concurrently.
"What this conviction means is that anti-abortion laws will be used to punish pregnant women," Lynn Paltrow, executive director for the so-called National Advocates for Pregnant Women, an abortion advocacy organization, told WNCN. more >>
"I think all of us should have a respect for innocent life. With regard to the freedom of the individual for choice with regard to abortion, there's one individual who's not being considered at all. That's the one who is being aborted. And I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born. I think that, technically, I know this is a difficult and an emotional problem, and many people sincerely feel on both sides of this, but I do believe that maybe we could find the answer through medical evidence, if we would determine once and for all, is an unborn child a human being? I happen to believe it is."
This was then-candidate Ronald Reagan's response when asked, at a debate hosted by the League of Women Voters in Baltimore, Maryland, whether a president "should be guided by organized religion" on public policy issues such as abortion. As always, the Gipper managed to tackle a complicated, controversial issue with honesty and aplomb.
It's been 35 years since that debate, and President Reagan would undoubtedly be pleased to know that the medical evidence he alluded to is becoming more definitive each year with regard to the humanity of the unborn, and consequently, the grotesque cruelty of abortion. Despite these advances, however, pro-abortion organizations continue to peddle their deceptive propaganda, and the federal government continues to finance the killing of innocent life. more >>
A report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office found that America's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, received at least $1.5 billion in state and federal funding in a three-year span from 2010-2012.
The investigation additionally found that the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and five other pro-abortion advocacy companies— Advocates for Youth, Guttmacher Institute, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Population Council, and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States – spent a combined total of nearly $482 million in direct federal funding received from Health and Human Services and United States Agency of International Development during that time.
The report, which was compiled after a group of over 60 pro-life Congress members led by U.S. Reps. Diane Black, R-Tenn., Chris Smith, R-N.J. and Pete Olson, R-Texas, sent a letter to GAO in February of 2013 asking for data on the how much federal funding was expended by six major organizations who advocate and or perform elective abortion-on-demand from 2010-2012. more >>
The New York State Assembly voted a resounding 94-49 Wednesday to approve a bill that would allow third trimester abortions using procedures such as a shot of poison to the baby's heart by medical professionals who won't necessarily be doctors.
Protections relating to human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual harassment in the Women's Equality Act had been stymied by abortion advocates pushing the expansion of third-trimester abortions. more >>
Since the U.S. House of Representatives pulled the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act from consideration on January 21 – the evening before March for Life 2015 – pro-life blogger Jill Stanek has been relentless in calling for the bill to come back to the House floor for a vote.
With the bill yet to be reintroduced two months later, Stanek felt the voice of pro-life activists was not being heard.
When she teamed up with Rev. Pat Mahoney of Christian Defense Coalition and Troy Newman of Operation Rescue to announce a Sit-in/Pray-in at Speaker John Boehner's Congressional office, within days the Speaker of the House responded. more >>
You will be touched when you hear this incredible story through music. Kimberly Henderson sings powerful lyrics through her original song "Tiny Hearts." Your heart will be touched when you hear her story about her baby girl, who was nearly aborted.
Kimberly's baby girl, Vaida, is now everything she could have asked for and more. When you hear about her story, it will be hard to hold back the tears. Hearing about her life stories will show you just how much she has been through.
"Two years ago today I was sitting in an abortion clinic thinking not having Vaida was best for me. Well, this date is forever burned in my brain. … I think that is God's way of showing me that HIS plan is and will always be greater and bigger than anything and everything I've ever known," she said. more >>