(Via LiveActionNews.org) In her testimony before Congress on Tuesday, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards claimed, "we don't provide abortions after, um, viability." This was in answer to Rep. DeSantis' question about whether babies who survive abortions should be given medical care and treatment.
While Richards completely misses the law — babies don't have to be viable to be cared for once they are born alive; the law simply states that they are persons and deserve care if they are born alive at any age. Yet even beyond being legally wrong, Richards lied — under oath — to Congress and the American people.
It is a blatant falsehood to claim that Planned Parenthood does not perform abortions after viability, as a number of their clinics abort babies up to 24 weeks. (See here for screenshots from PP's own website.) But first, let's make sure we understand viability. more >>
Jim Webb, a United States Naval Academy graduate and Marine Corps veteran, served in the Ronald Reagan administration in the 1980s. a recipient of the Navy Cross and Silver Star during Vietnam, he has served as the Secretary of the Navy and as a U.S. Senator from Virginia. He was a vocal opponent of the George W. Bush administration handling of the war in Iraq.
Webb has been married three times and is a novelist. He authored the story of the popular Hollywood film 'Rules of Engagement' starring Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson. He won an Emmy award in 1983 for his reporting on the Lebanese Civil War.
Officially declaring his candidacy for the Democrat Party nominee for president in July, Webb is expected to be in the upcoming debates which will at least feature Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley. more >>
In new video clip released by David Daleiden of the pro-life group Center for Medical Progress, a Texas-based Planned Parenthood abortionist who ends pregnancies up to 24 weeks gestation, is shown joking about aborting unborn babies with both sides of the brain intact as a goal to "strive for."
In footage from the video presented during an interview with Live Action President Lila Rose on TheBlaze TV, Daleiden shows the abortionist identified as Dr. Amna Dermish laughing off the brain joke.
"If there's a request for fetal brain, they're always wanting both hemispheres," says Daleiden, posing as a an organ buyer off-camera in the video. more >>
In the midst of the distressing stories of Planned Parenthood's heartless abortion industry and the gruesomeness inherent in destroying a child within the womb, compassionate and committed people in our country and in many other places in the world are putting their lives and incomes on the line in adopting children who desperately need families and homes.
Here are three such examples:
1. A Family Formed by Ebola and Compassion more >>
Planned Parenthood President and CEO Cecile Richards acknowledged under oath before a U.S. Congress committee that her organization does not do mammograms after saying previously that they do.
At a House Oversight & Government Reform hearing Tuesday, Richards explained to multiple Congress members that Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms.
Early in the hearing, Republican Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis of Wisconsin asked Richards how many Planned Parenthood clinics have mammogram machines. more >>
We who speak up for pre-born lives are often accused of being uncaring, of "not understanding" special situations that might compel a mother to choose to have an abortion — such as cases where a mother receives an in-utero diagnosis of a major abnormality like Down Syndrome or Trisomy 18.
I understand. Raising a child with severe health issues and special needs has been my life for some years now.
As our society grapples with questions surrounding abortion, families who've walked this journey of raising an "imperfect" child are authentic examples of the joy, pain and fulfillment of life itself — in all its messiness. more >>