Planned Parenthood clarified Thursday that it is not in favor of killing babies who survive a botched abortion. The clarification came after a representative of Florida Planned Parenthood suggested otherwise. The organization believes that taking a life should only be legal when the life is in the mother's womb.
In a statement before Florida lawmakers, Lillian Tamayo of Planned Parenthood said, "medical guidelines and ethics already compel physicians facing life-threatening circumstances to respond, and Planned Parenthood physicians provide high-quality medical care and adhere to the most rigorous professional standards, including providing emergency care. In the extremely unlikely event that the scenario presented by the panel of legislators should happen, of course Planned Parenthood would provide appropriate care to both the woman and the infant."
The confusion over whether Planned Parenthood believes infanticide should be legal began last week after Alisa LaPolt Snow of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates was asked, "If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is struggling for life?" more >>
NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will speak at a pro-life pregnancy center in Texas on April 26, a month after his controversial decision not to speak at Dr. Robert Jeffress' First Baptist Church of Dallas for Easter.
Tebow is still one of the most popular Christian sports figures, despite being out of favor at the NY Jets. more >>
A clinic once owned by late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller has been officially reopened, nearly four years after Tiller's murder at the hands of a pro-life, anti-government extremist.
Although Tiller was known as a late-term abortion provider, the clinic, newly dubbed the "South Wind Women's Center," will perform abortions only up to the 14th week of pregnancy.
Julie Burkhart, former Tiller employee and head of the Trust Women Foundation which purchased the clinic facility last year, told Reuters the reason for the limit. more >>
At a committee hearing in the Florida legislature on a proposed "Born Alive Bill," Planned Parenthood's Alisa Lepolt Snow stunningly asserted that the fate of a child who survives a botched abortion should be left to the discretion of the mother and her doctor. In other words, if the mother so chooses, the baby may be denied medical treatment and left to die.
I discussed this outrageous position on my radio show this week. Two callers to my program sided with Planned Parenthood. One said that it is impossible to judge others, while the other would not answer the basic question - Do You Save The Baby On The Table? Both showed the extent of the liberal ideal of rejecting "right and wrong," and finding no fault with what others decide, because it's unfair to judge anything or anyone.
The Virginia House and Senate voted Wednesday to ban abortion coverage in insurance plans sold through the health care exchange that will be set up in compliance with the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare." The amendment was proposed by the state's governor, Bob McDonnell.
Senate Democrats were hoping to block the measure, but failed when two Democrats joined Republicans to move the amendment forward, according to NBC Washington.
The state had already passed a similar amendment in 2011 but a new amendment was necessary because Virginia opted to let the federal government set up the exchange rather than set up the exchange itself. The amendment was added to bills setting up state oversight of the exchanges. more >>
The Student Government Association at Johns Hopkins University compared pro-life students to white supremacists and denied them official club status at the school.
"They were denied status because the students on the student council felt being pro-life violates their harassment policy," said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America.
Hawkins told Fox News the student group, called Voice for Life, is searching for an attorney and they plan on fighting the ban. more >>