Despite an Ohio Department of Health ruling that shut down an abortion clinic two weeks ago, because it failed to meet the state's medical standards, a judge has ruled that the late-term abortion facility can stay open.
On Jan. 17, the state ordered Lebanon Road Surgery Center (better known as Women's Medical Center), to close because the abortion clinic did not have an agreement that enabled it to send patients to area hospitals "in the event of medical complications, emergency situations, or for other needs as they arise."
But last Friday, Common Pleas Court Judge Jerome Metz Jr. ruled that if the abortion clinic closed, it would pose a significant obstacle for potential patients. more >>
In the midst of the rising tide of hostility that pro-life activists are experiencing, it's important to remember that some of the most vociferous abortion advocates of the past have become prominent pro-life champions. It's a scenario that is sure to repeat itself again.
According to a January 31st report from Students for Life of America, there was so much hatred and antagonism expressed towards them at a recent demonstration that the "police officers had to form a human shield around us as we stood to represent the preborn and their mothers."
In the midst of the outpouring of anger and profanity, one of the abortion activists held up a homemade sign identifying herself as a "fetus slayer" while she tried to jump on Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. more >>
Many "Downton Abbey" fans are familiar with the show's more dour storylines: death, abandonment and betrayal, but this season Juliann Fellowes is taking the show in a different direction.
In upcoming weeks fans will see a storyline that presents rather unique opportunities for one particular character. Stop here if you do not wish to know more.
As many already know, Lady Edith Crawley is excited about her job in London and the romance with Michael Gregson. They share a night together, a first for Edith, who is clearly torn about the status of being with a married man. more >>
The U.S. abortion rate dropped in 2011 to its lowest point since the Supreme Court's 1973 ruling legalized the procedure in Roe vs. Wade, and the number of abortions fell by 13 percent between 2008 and 2011, according to a study by a research institute that supports abortion rights.
There were about 1.06 million abortions in 2011, as compared to roughly 1.2 million in 2008, says the research by the Guttmacher Institute, as reported by The Associated Press.
The abortion rate dropped to 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44 in 2011, down from 16.3 in 1973, says the study, which will be published in March. more >>
Researchers studying medical records of Planned Parenthood clinics in California have found that nearly 99 percent of women went ahead with their abortion plan even after choosing to view an ultrasound image of the fetus.
According to the study "Relationship Between Ultrasound Viewing and Proceeding to Abortion," 98.4 percent of the women who viewed their ultrasounds had abortions. Among women who did not view their ultrasounds, 99 percent went ahead with an abortion.
Published in the latest edition of the Obstetrics & Gynecology journal, the official publication of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the study reviewed medical records from 15,575 visits at 19 Planned Parenthood clinics in Los Angeles during 2011. more >>
National pro-life groups have banded together to boycott Girl Scout cookies this year due to the youth organization's ties with pro-abortion advocates and groups, including Texas Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth), HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Planned Parenthood.
The groups have united to form Cookie Cott 2014, which encourages all those who support pro-life to distribute flyers at locations where Girl Scout cookies are sold, detailing why they are boycotting Girl Scout cookies this year. The Cookie Cott website reads that it is boycotting the well-known treats because the youth organization's "national leadership continues to show its attachment to pro-abortion leaders and organizations."
As Breitbart reports, the boycott on the cookies was first started in 2004 by the Texas-based group Pro-Life Waco after the local Bluebonnet Girl Scout Council joined forces with Planned Parenthood to co-sponsor a teen sex education program called Nobody's Fool. The local pro-life group decided to reinstate its boycott this year due to the youth organization's ongoing connection with pro-abortion groups, and national pro-life groups have now joined the Cookie Cott cause. These groups, as Breitbart notes, include the American Life League, the Radiance Foundation, Pro-Life Waco, the Pro-Life Action League, LifeNews, Operation Rescue, the National Black Pro-Life Union, pro-life blogger Jill Stanek, Life Coalition International and Issues4Life Foundation. more >>