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Aug. 12, 2007
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J.C. WATTS: Dogfighting barbaric? So is abortion
Sen. Robert Byrd, the West Virginia Democrat, referred to this act as "barbaric." In case you missed it the first time, he repeated it. Again. And again. And yet again.

Byrd acknowledged that he's witnessed one execution in his life, but wouldn't mind seeing another "if it involves this cruel, sadistic, cannibalistic business."

The gentleman from West Virginia got pretty worked up over the whole thing. "How inhuman! How dastardly!" bellowed the senator.

But wait. There's more! "Barbaric!" he yelled. "Let that word resound from hill to hill, and from mountain to mountain, and valley to valley across the broad land. Barbaric! Barbaric! May God help those poor souls who'd be so cruel. Barbaric! Hear me! Barbaric!"

But the 89-year old dean of the Senate wasn't done. He graciously offered that he would not prejudge a man's guilt or innocence on the barbaric actions which instigated his ire, but he left no doubts about his sentiments.

"I am confident that the hottest places in hell are reserved for the souls of sick and brutal people who hold God's creatures in such brutal and cruel contempt," he said.

In his never-ending quest not to be outdone by a demagogic colleague, would-be President John Kerry wrote a letter describing this as "one of society's most barbaric and inhumane activities."

CNN host Nancy Grace called it "murder" and compared the perpetrator to O.J. Simpson.

What heinous act has these -- and millions of other compassionate lovers and defenders of life -- so outraged? Could they possibly be expressing their condemnation to those physicians who swore an oath to honor and protect life, yet abort millions of viable young lives in utero every year? Could these esteemed leaders be acknowledging that the brutal procedure known as partial-birth abortion is indeed a sadistic and barbaric mistreatment of God's greatest gift -- human life?

Sadly, no. These men and women, and millions others like them, get more worked up over the admittedly brutal and inhumane treatment of soulless dogs, as evidenced by their public proclamations in the Michael Vick case.

Nancy Grace pointed out on her program, over video of two dogs annihilating each other, that the dogs "can't defend themselves." I'm confident Ms. Grace has never shown video of a partial-birth abortion procedure, and I'm relatively confident she has somehow failed to acknowledge that the unborn children are even more defenseless, but she's outraged over this nevertheless. If only they and their animal-rights allies would acknowledge the more precious worth of human life.

(I must note that Sen. Byrd has voted for a ban on partial-birth abortions, but I wonder if he debated in favor of human life with the passion he showed for Vick's canines.)

Please don't misunderstand me. I love dogs. There is no doubt the crime for which Michael Vick has been charged is brutal and inhumane, to say the least. But I fear our culture has degenerated to a level where our priorities are so out of whack, that we decry "from mountain to mountain and valley to valley" the mistreatment of innocent animals, while we turn a collective and legislative blind eye to the premature and yes, barbaric killing of human life in the name of "choice."

What's wrong with this picture?

I am in no way defending Vick, an NFL quarterback, for his off-field enterprises. If the allegations are true, and this happened on his property under his watch, the man clearly should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Vick has had several run-ins with authorities and fans over the past several years. At one point, you heard him say he's just "one of the boys." It's time for him to rise above the level of a boy, and raise the standard of maturity and responsibility for his "boys" to live up to.

Like it or not, being a high school, college and NFL superstar making millions of dollars a year brings with it some responsibility. And as any leader knows, the burden of leadership can sometimes be heavy. Unfortunately, Vick has fumbled the ball.

I've been a dog owner, and I must say I got attached to my critter. I'm not amused by or defensive of the accusations against Vick and his "boys."

But once -- just once -- I'd like to hear the John Kerrys, Nancy Graces and PETA supporters of the world weep over the brutal and barbaric taking of human life that they call "choice."

Absent that, I weep for them and for our culture.

J.C. Watts (, chairman of J.C. Watts Companies, a business consulting group, is former chairman of the Republican Conference of the U.S. House, where he served as an Oklahoma representative from 1995 to 2002. He writes twice monthly for the Review-Journal.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Planned Parenthood Secretly Buys Land for New Offices
By Randy Hall Staff Writer/Editor
August 24, 2007

( - The nation's biggest abortion provider is seeking to avoid opposition when buying property or building new facilities through secrecy, or what one pro-life leader called "a series of cover-ups" in such places as Denver, Colo., Portland, Ore., and Aurora, Ill.

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) - a division of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America - announced this week it will break ground in November on a $4.2 million headquarters and clinic on northwest Denver property it bought secretly last year.

Planned Parenthood, which receives $305.3 million in tax dollars a year, is the largest abortion chain in the United States and has killed more than 3 million children by abortion, according to the American Life League.

PPRM Senior Vice President Leslie Durgin told the Denver Post that the organization initially intended to complete the entire project in secrecy to avoid the kind of protests and delays Planned Parenthood building projects have encountered elsewhere.

But when a reporter discovered that the group had bought an entire city block under a different name, the organization acknowledged that ground would be broken for its new 50,000-square-foot, three-story center in November and that the facility was slated to begin operation in August 2008.

PPRM moved to its current Denver location, a former bank, in 1973, Durgin said. Twenty-three years later, it added a second location for administrative offices.

"We really wanted to build a state-of-the-art health-care facility and to consolidate our programs and services. To do that in the current facilities was not realistic," she said, adding that the new structure would be the first new clinic the 90-year-old organization has built in the Denver area.

Leslie Hanks, vice president of Colorado Right to Life, told Cybercast News Service on Thursday that her organization has begun making plans to launch protests and initiate boycotts when construction on the new structure begins.

"We have a strong presence at their current 'death camp,' where we save about 100 babies a year," she said. "Every day they kill, protesters are there, and we don't intend to go away anytime soon."

Hanks said she suspected PPRM might be looking to move to another location since "they've really let that facility go down the tubes. It's all sprayed with graffiti, and they haven't tried to clean it up or anything."

Over the next few months, pro-life forces "intend to try to get more 'troops' and step up our pressure and efforts to expose the lies Planned Parenthood tells," Hanks added, "such as denying that they target minorities."

"Every day in this country, 1,600 black babies die at the hands of abortionists, and they tend to put their centers right in the heart of minority neighborhoods," Hanks said. "And this new facility is no exception," because it's to be built in an area with more minority residents than the current structures.

"Let's face it," she added, Planned Parenthood is "in the business to kill babies for profit."

However, Durgin responded that African-American women received only 7 percent of the abortions it provided in 2006, compared with 55.5 percent for white women, and PPRM served 125,000 people in five states last year. Of those, 8,800 African-American women received abortions.

As Cybercast News Service previously reported, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America last year experienced a drop in donations and the first fall in income from clinics in its history.

Jim Sedlak, executive director of Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP) International, said he believes those factors have led the PPFA and its affiliates to engage in what he called "a series of cover-ups" across the country.

"This is now the third major facility that they've tried to build secretly," Sedlak told Cybercast News Service on Thursday. Besides Denver, "one was in Portland, Ore., where they tried to go through a front organization to buy the land from the city and build" until the ruse was discovered.

And in Aurora, Ill., a 22,000-square-foot structure was built under a fake name, he said.

"The sign out front said 'Gemini Health Systems,'" Sedlak said. "It was only about a month ago that one of the workers got suspicious when he saw they were installing bullet-proof glass. He started raising questions, which got to local reporters, and the reporters found out that it's a Planned Parenthood facility" set to open Sept. 18.

"Planned Parenthood has such a bad name that they can't even tell people when they're planning to build a building," he said. "They have to sneak into a community."

As a result, STOPP is warning people across the nation that "if you have a major new health facility in your area at all, suspect it may be Planned Parenthood and go find out about it," said Sedlak.

Back in Denver, the PPRM work site will be fenced, and protesters will not be allowed inside the boundaries of private property, Durgin said. "We don't expect to have a police presence on a daily basis unless we need it," she said, "in which case we'll call for it, and I have been assured we will get it."

Sedlak responded that the police in Denver have been occupied, though not quite in the way Durgin thought they would be.

"There have been two arrests out there, but they were local people who were harassing the protestors," he said.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Planned Parent Decides To "Be Forth Right"

That's right. Planned Parenthood has, according to the newspaper, "decided the best way to handle that was to be forth right about it's plans."

The interesting part is what "that" was.

"That" was their intention to complete a new $4.2 million headquarters and clinic in Denver. In secrecy. At least that's what they told the Denver Post. (Read story).

Leslie Durgin, a Planned Parenthood senior vice president said, "We changed that several months ago. We decided that wasn't right for us."

The reason Planned Parenthood changed their mind had more to do with being exposed than with a desire to be "forth right." At least, in my opinion.

Pro-life people in the Denver area became aware of their plans and called them on it, thus leading to their decision to come clean.

I guess it's understandable that Planned Parenthood can believe they can cover up some of their illegal activities regarding abortions to minors without proper consent and the like. Although, they have been caught in several such situations recently, only they would know how much they have actually gotten away with.

But did they really think they could build a $4.2 million, 50,000 square foot building in secret?

And even more important, what would lead them to come to that conclusion? That's a big building.

Perhaps they have become so emboldened by recent victories that they believe they are invincible--also a thought not lost to the gay rights activists.

Thank God for those who are willing to stand up for the sanctity of life and do so publicly.

Leslie Hanks, vice president of Colorado Right to Life, said,"Let's face it,they're in the business to kill babies for profit. First and foremost, they get young girls hooked on their birth control pills, which don't work." She also said of the contractors who have been working on the "secret" project,"Companies in the business of trying to build a death camp need to be exposed."

Lolita Hanks (no relation to Leslie) and a member of Colorado Right To Life said, "As an African-American woman, I find it disturbing that their clinics that do abortions tend to be in African-American neighborhoods."

And that, of course, is exactly where this new clinic is being built.

Many across the nation read the blogs and comments on this website. If you live or have family in the Denver area, please join the pro-life people as they advocate for life. If you do not live in the area, please remember them in prayer as they stand for life.

Life is a gift and it is worth fighting for.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Michael Vick Should Have Invested His Money into Killing Babies Instead of Dog Fighting

Stand True asks PETA to cry out for the protection of babies as well as dogs
OPINION, Aug. 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- Stand True Ministries President, Bryan Kemper, released the following commentary about the hypocrisy of PETA, The Federal Government and the NFL regarding the Michael Vick Scandal. "I am disgusted that we as a nation are so outraged over dog fighting while thousands of babies are being mutilated daily" said Kemper.

While the title of this commentary is meant to be sarcastic, it is sadly true. Michael could have invested his money into an abortion clinic and he would not be in trouble, in fact he would be protected. It may be against federal law to inflict cruelty on animals but it is perfectly fine according to the law to dismember little baby boys and girls any time in the first nine months of their lives.

I am horrified by dog fighting just like most people; I think it is a barbaric practice and should be illegal. I am not however, okay with the fact that our federal government allows more protection to a dog than a human person. It is absolutely asinine that we as a society can get in an uproar about dog fighting and still allow the destruction of almost 4,000 precious children each day.

Organizations like PETA are in their own words, "bellowing for strong action on behalf of dogs". They want the NFL to make rules about its players and their involvement in dog fighting and animal cruelty. I wonder if PETA would support the NFL if they made rules against its players being involved in paying so called "doctors" to kill their own children.

John Rolfe, a writer for Sports Illustrated wrote, "Only a drooling, spiral-eyed sadist would insist that drowning, hanging or electrocuting innocent dogs should be an un-punishable offense, let alone allowing them to rip each other to shreds for fun and profit". I wonder if he would include injecting saline into a baby while still in the womb, or suctioning their body parts off with a hose into that category.

Where are we heading as a nation if we cannot protect the most innocent and vulnerable citizens, the pre- born children, yet we can offer such protection to dogs? Since when are dogs more human than babies? God have mercy on our nation, we are so blind.

PETA is asking the public to help demand that the NFL add cruelty to animals to its personal conduct rules. I want to ask the public to ask PETA to demand the same protection for babies in the womb. I challenge PETA to show some consistency in their crusade against cruelty and work for the same protection for humans as it does for animals.

Call PETA at 757-622-PETA (7382) and ask them why they won't stand up for the babies with the same passion they stand up for the dogs.

Editors: Bryan Kemper is available for comment at 54

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Visualize abortionists behind bars. . .

Wichita, KS - August 3, 2007 - Operation Rescue has obtained the mug shot of George R. Tiller who was arraigned today in Sedgwick County Court on 19 criminal counts of illegal late-term abortions. (Read story) The photo is courtesy of the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department.


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