Dozens of America's biggest pro-life organizations have signed a joint letter emphasizing that such abortion horror stories as that of Kermit Gosnell are commonplace and prove that legal abortion is not safe.
"The Kermit Gosnell trial is not a unique situation. In fact, the Gosnell case explains why abortion clinics go to such great lengths to keep life advocates away from public property surrounding their facilities," the pro-life leaders state.
Both pro-life and pro-choice parties, including Planned Parenthood, have expressed their disturbance over the trial of Gosnell, a late-term abortion provider in Pennsylvania who is charged with killing seven babies after they were born, targeting poor women who could not afford better health care. The accounts of what went on in his abortion facility have been extremely grizzly – but the pro-life and pro-choice movements disagree over how commonplace such cases are. more >>
In 1996, President Bill Clinton stated that "abortion should not only be safe and legal, it should be rare." President Obama echoed that sentiment in 2010 when asked about his own perspectives on abortion. Sadly, the pro-abortion slogan of "safe, legal and rare" fails to accurately describe abortion in America.
Contrary to popular opinion, abortion is far from rare. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest available information, 1.212 million abortions were performed in 2008 compared to 4.248 million live births. In other words, the ratio of pregnancies ending in abortion to live births was more than one to four. Politicians continuing to argue that abortion is rare are flatly ignoring the facts.
Not only is abortion widely practiced in America, but recent events also raise questions as to how many of those are actually legal. National news media has been slow to shine its spotlight on the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell of Philadelphia. Gosnell is an abortion provider accused of killing seven viable children by "snipping" their spinal cords with scissors as well as causing the death of a woman during a procedure. more >>
Kansas Governor and former United States Senator Sam Brownback wrote "JESUS+MARY" on his talking points for a major pro-life bill that he signed into law on Friday.
He had written "JESUS+MARY" at the top of the page and "a culture of life" scribbled farther down on the front page, according to The Associated Press. more >>
Much like the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the massacre of school children in Newtown, Conn., the horrific accounts of beheadings of hundreds of newborn babies described during the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell could have political implications beyond the trial itself. Here are three issues that may become part of the public debate because of the events at Gosnell's abortion clinic.
Obama's Position on Abortion
The trial serves as a reminder of President Barack Obama's contentious history regarding legislation that makes the killing of babies born alive, even if marked for abortion, a crime – the very crime that Gosnell is accused of committing. more >>
The American Center for Law and Justice has rejected Planned Parenthood's explanation of its comments about killing infants after they have been born, saying that the "clarification" the organization issued came only after it received media scrutiny.
"What's clear is that Planned Parenthood in Florida clearly articulated what they believe: that Florida should have the 'right' to do what Gosnell did -- kill a child after it's born, if the mother and doctor agree. The Planned Parenthood follow-up 'clarification' came only after their abhorrent position received media attention and publicity," Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the ACLJ, told The Christian Post via email.
Last month, Alisa LaPolt Snow of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates argued that the fate of a child that is born after a failed abortion should be in the hands of the mother and the doctor. more >>
Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, has set their sights on college-aged women – preying on them in their moments of crisis and panic. We must expose Planned Parenthood as the big abortion business that they are -- and show young people just how Planned Parenthood is profiting off of them.
According to research Students for Life of America published last June, a majority of young people do not even know Planned Parenthood performs abortions, and often have a "favorable" view of the abortion Goliath.
This generation is opposed to abortion. Every poll confirms this fact. But when Planned Parenthood presents itself in the media and on campus, they never mention the dirty word "abortion" or their corrupt business model. That's how they get their positive ratings from young people and lure them in. more >>