Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in all 50 states, benefited the pro-life cause and harmed the movement in favor of legal abortion, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who favors legal abortion, said Saturday. Her argument in favor of "judicial restraint," as she called it, could have implications for pending gay marriage cases.
"That was my concern, that the court had given opponents of access to abortion a target to aim at relentlessly. ... My criticism of Roe is that it seemed to have stopped the momentum that was on the side of change," she said before a University of Chicago Law School audience, according to Associated Press.
Ginsburg told the audience that she preferred a "judicial restraint" approach to the expansive approach of Roe, which took the decision away from legislative bodies. She would have preferred for the judges to have only struck down the Texas abortion law, rather than decide the issue for all 50 states. more >>
Do you remember the great movie "Amazing Grace," about William Wilberforce, the Christian Parliamentarian who led the charge to abolish the British slave trade?
One scene sticks in my mind right now, especially given all the horrors being revealed in the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia.
Wilberforce was a tireless advocate for those who were regarded as mere chattel, but he knew that words alone often fall on deaf ears. So in the film he arranges for what some upper-class society types thought would be a nice boat outing. more >>
While the Students for Life of America team are on campuses every day across the country educating and activating the college-aged students; Planned Parenthood markets too, for their "create-a-customer" business model.
Pro-lifers in Washington have been trying for years to defund this abortion Goliath for the hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars they receive each year. But before we can successfully convince Speaker Boehner to stand up to those in his own party who are afraid of the abortion industry, we – conservatives – must expose Planned Parenthood to America as the number one abortion business in the United States and show the nation that Planned Parenthood is no different than late-term abortionist/infant serial killer Kermit Gosnell.
Planned Parenthood pays thousands in clothes and makeup for their spokesperson, Cecile Richards, and millions to public relations firms to make itself appear to be a clean, safe, and women-friendly organization. Their marketing is so successful that 59 percent of 18-24 year-olds do not even know that Planned Parenthood performs abortions! But their negativity towards the abortion Goliath increases when they find out the truth because, as I pointed out in my last column, young people just don't like abortion. more >>
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The eighth day of deliberations will commence Thursday morning for the diverse group of jurors comprised of seven women and five men who are reviewing the murder charges against abortionist Kermit Gosnell and his co-defendant, Eileen O'Neill.
Gosnell, 72, could receive the death penalty or life in prison if jurors find him guilty of any one of the four counts of first-degree murder for allegedly killing four babies born alive in his West Philadelphia abortion clinic. He also faces charges for one count of third-degree murder in the death of patient Karnamaya Mongar, a refugee who lived in Virginia with her family, and later died in 2009 at the Women's Medical Society abortion clinic. more >>
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Pro-life group Live Action has released the fourth of six undercover videos as part of their project, titled "Inhuman: Undercover in America's Late-Term Abortion Industry," that exposes late-term abortion practices in clinics throughout the United States.
In the fourth video, abortionist LeRoy Carhart, who performs second trimester abortions at his Nebraska clinic and second and third trimester abortions at his Maryland clinic, is shown describing the three-day abortion procedure to an investigator who is 22 weeks pregnant. Carhart says the dead baby's body that will lay inside the womb for two to three days, is "like putting meat in a crock pot, ... in a slow cooker." more >>
Chrystal Kelly decided to help an infertile couple by serving as their surrogate mother. Helping a childless couple begin their family was noble enough, but Kelly was tossed into the abortion debate, and her handling of the surrogacy would ultimately make an even stronger statement.
At 20 weeks, sonogram images revealed that the baby Kelly was carrying had multiple health issues and birth defects-heart and brain abnormalities, and a cleft palate. The couple informed their surrogate that they wanted the baby aborted, and even offered Kelly $10,000 to perform the procedure.
As the discussion unfolded, Kelly was convicted that the baby inside of her was a human life and abortion was not an option. As attorneys threatened her with lawsuits over breach of contract, Kelly stood her ground, carrying the child to term at great financial and emotional cost. Pro-abortion blogs ridiculed her actions, while pro-life advocates called her a hero. Such is the fallout in a world where medical advancements have been paralleled by erosion of morality. more >>