Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
must subsidize abortion
Declares 'no problem' forcing
taxpayers with moral conflict
By Aaron Klein
TEL AVIV – The government should be required to fund abortion in cases such as rape or incest, argues President Obama's newly confirmed regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein.
"I have argued that the Constitution ... forbids government from refusing to pay the expenses of abortion in cases of rape or incest, at least if government pays for childbirth in such cases," Sunstein wrote in his 1993 book "The Partial Constitution."
In the book, obtained and reviewed by WND, Sunstein sets forth a radical new interpretation of the Constitution. The book contains a chapter entitled "It's the government's money" in which Sunstein strongly argues the government should be compelled to fund abortions for women victimized by rape or incest.
The Obama czar posits that funding only childbirth but not abortion "has the precise consequence of turning women into involuntary incubators."
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According to ABC news political blog:
GOP Rep: President Obama is “An Enemy of Humanity”
September 29, 2009 12:29 PM
At the conservative How to Take Back America Conference over the weekend, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., had some harsh words for President Obama.
Franks told those assembled: “Obama's first act as president of any consequence, in the middle of a financial meltdown, was to send taxpayers' money overseas to pay for the killing of unborn children in other countries. Now I gotta tell you, a president that will do that, here's almost nothing that you should be surprised at after that. You shouldn’t, we shouldn't be shocked that he does all these other insane things. A president that has lost his way that badly, that has no ability to see the image of God in these little fellow human beings, if he can't do that right, then he has no place in any station of government and we need to realize that he is an enemy of humanity.”
To see and hear Representative Franks' bold proclamation of TRUTH, click here!
Monday, September 28, 2009
A new push to define 'person,' and to outlaw abortion in the process
Some abortion foes think the rationale for Roe vs. Wade is vulnerable. They're trying to amend state constitutions -- including California's -- to define personhood from conception.
By Robin Abcarian
September 28, 2009
It is one of the enduring questions of religion and science, and lately of American politics: When does a fertilized egg become a person?
Abortion foes, tired of a profusion of laws that limit but do not abolish abortion, are trying to answer the question in a way that they hope could put an end to legalized abortion.
Across the country, they have revived efforts to amend state constitutions to declare that personhood -- and all rights accorded human beings -- begins at conception.
From Florida to California, abortion foes are gathering signatures, pressing state legislators and raising money to put personhood measures on ballots next year. In Louisiana, a class at a Catholic high school is lobbying state legislators as part of a civics exercise.
"We have big and small efforts going on in 30 states right now," said Keith Mason, co-founder of Colorado-based Personhood USA. "Our goal is to activate the population."
Critics deride the effort as the "egg-as-person" movement and say it threatens in vitro fertilization; some kinds of birth control, including IUDs and pills; and stem cell research. They say that Americans will reject it as a government intrusion into their privacy.
"It's a backdoor abortion ban," said Ted Miller, spokesman for NARAL Pro-Choice America, which has worked with Planned Parenthood and other abortion rights groups to defeat such measures.
Since the mid-1970s, polls have found that about three-quarters of Americans support legalized abortion in at least some circumstances.
But this year, for the first time since the Gallup Poll started asking people in 1995 whether they identified themselves as "pro-life" or "pro-choice," a slight majority of Americans (51%) picked "pro-life."
Proponents of personhood measures root their hopes in the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, in which Justice Harry Blackmun wrote for the majority that a fetus is not legally a person.
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SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
Lila Rose, Pastor Walter Hoye to launch CA Human Rights Campaign today
I'm told Lila Rose, Pastor Walter Hoye, Judie Brown, and the "Bella Movie guys" (don't know which ones) will be present to launch the CA Human Rights Campaign at a press conference today in Sacramento.
It is there the group will submit language for the Human Rights Amendment to AG Jerry Brown, to be presented as a 2010 CA ballot initiative if all goes as planned.
The amendment "recognizes the inherent human rights, dignity and worth of all human beings from the beginning of their biological development," said Pastor Hoye in a statement.
This is commonly known as a personhood amendment, and they're popping up everywhere. According to Personhood USA, groups in 17 states are now at various stages of play on this.
The first was CO, where last November's effort was soundly defeated by voters 73-27%. But PersonhoodCO will be baaack with a 2010 voter intiative. (The female speaker you'll see in this video is good friend Leslie Hanks, who comments frequently on this blog and whose little granddaughter Tuesday died tragically of cancer in January.)...
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PERSONHOOD IS ABSOLUTE!
“Our fathers, recognizing God as the author of human life, proclaimed it a ‘self evident truth’ that every human being holds from the Creator an inalienable right to live … If this right be denied, no other can be acknowledged. If there be exceptions to this central, this universal proposition, that all men, without respect to complexion or condition, hold from the Creator the right to live, who shall determine what portion of the community shall be slain? And who shall perpetrate the murders?”
~ Joshua R. Giddings, 1858, in reference to the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
LiveAction sacks Acorn and their own Lila Rose targets Planned Parenthood at Colorado Right to Life banquet
This Saturday - September 26, 2009 - Liveaction.org's Lila Rose will share her story about going under cover into Planned Parenthood clinics to expose their ongoing criminal enterprise.
Her "partner in crime" James O'Keefe has this past week been credited with bringing down the nefarious organization, Acorn.
Here you can hear James verify that Planned Parenthood will take $$$ to target minority babies:
Will Lila's efforts bring down evil Planned Parenthood?
You can still join us by calling 303-753-9394 for tickets.
Student discounts available for youth.
Monday, September 21, 2009
60,000 pray in Times Square!
But media fail to notice this most unusual event
Posted: September 21, 2009
9:37 pm Eastern
NEW YORK – You can see most anything at Times Square in Manhattan.
But 60,000 people praying? That's an unusual site in the heart of Broadway.
Yet, that's just what happened there yesterday for one hour – from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in a Christian rally called Prayer in the Square.
Event organizers from Time Square Church had expected some 15,000. But their expectations were far exceeded at the third event of its kind in the last three years.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who helped the church cut through the red tape necessary to hold such an event, addressed the crowd.
"It's a little strange for me to be up here," he said. "I'm a Jew. But I just celebrated Rosh Hoshana, our new year. So I guess it's appropriate for me to wish you all a happy new year."
Despite the magnitude of the event, no major media covered it – even in the center of the media world on a slow news day.
More than 200 churches joined with the Times Square Church in promoting the rally to pray for the city and the nation.
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Monday, September 14, 2009
Partly fueling the debate is that President Barack Obama has said he wants the insurance expansion to cover "reproductive" services, Hanks said.
Just when Coloradans thought health-reform talk couldn't get any more heated, long-running arguments over abortion funding threaten to take the health debate into the thermonuclear.
The National Right to Life Committee has gone "Condition Red" on its Web page, while NARAL Pro-Choice America begs, "Help Us Stop the Lies!"
"There's nothing that gets people angrier than abortion," said Emilie Ailts, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado.
"The health care thing is raising awareness like nothing I've ever seen. It has a life of its own," said Leslie Hanks of Colorado Right to Life. "I think it's truly the abortion issue that's one of the major concerns. It does motivate a great number of people."
In sharp dispute is whether insurance-reform proposals brewing in Congress would breach a longtime block on federal funding for abortion services that has served as a partial political truce on the volatile issue.
Abortion opponents say one of the primary bills creating a "public option," or government-run insurance plan, allows the plan's designers to cover all abortions.
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Study: Pregnancy Outcomes Influence Breast Cancer Risk
"[A]fter the Hiroshima atomic bomb exposed women to high doses of radiation, it was young, nulliparous (childless) women who later developed breast cancer while the older parous (with children) women did not." Angela Lanfranchi, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; and President, Breast Cancer Prevention Institute.
Contact: Karen Malec, Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, 847-421-4000
MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 8 /Christian Newswire/ -- A paper published this week in the journal, The Linacre Quarterly, by Angela Lanfranchi, MD shows how different pregnancy outcomes influence breast cancer risk. She explains, in simple terms, the biological reasons for each risk.  Citing 52 years of research, she said the evidence shows that:
"In utero, (the mother's) offspring produce hormones that mature 85 percent of the mother's breast tissue into cancer-resistant breast tissue." This accounts for the protective effect of full term pregnancy (FTP) that experts universally recognize.
Delayed first FTP is associated with a temporary risk increase because it lengthens the period during the reproductive years when nearly all of the breast lobules are immature and cancer-susceptible and exposed to the cancer-causing effects of estrogen during menstrual cycles. However, in terms of lifetime risk, the mother will eventually benefit from the protective effect of FTP, provided it lasted at least 32 weeks.
Short pregnancies that end before 32 weeks (except for first trimester miscarriages) leave the breasts only "partially matured" and "with more places for cancers to start."
"Induced abortion is a recognized cause of premature birth.... and prematurity more than doubles breast cancer risk if it is before 32 weeks."
Most first trimester miscarriages do not raise risk because "inadequate levels of the pregnancy hormones" during an abnormal pregnancy do not stimulate breast growth and "leave the mother's breasts unchanged."
Among women experiencing breast cancer during pregnancy, those who had FTPs had the longest survival rate in comparison to women who miscarried and had "slightly shorter survivals," and those who chose abortion and had the "shortest survivals."
"There is data that suggests that a woman who has a complete pregnancy and lactates within five years of an abortion has a lower risk of breast cancer than if a woman waits more than ten years before her first child is born."
Hormonal contraceptives containing "estrogen-progestin combination drugs prescribed in any manner of delivery: orally, transdermally, vaginally, or intrauterine, increase risk."
Breastfeeding reduces risk "in proportion to the length of breastfeeding."
Experts concede that an independent link between abortion and breast cancer makes good biological sense. 
"Women suffer tremendously when 'breast cancer awareness groups' keep us in the dark about breast physiology, especially when millions unwittingly damage their health by choosing abortion and combined hormone replacement therapy," said Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer.
"We encourage the public to send Dr. Lanfranchi's paper to the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Ask them if they can find any inaccuracies concerning the physiology presented in her paper. Challenge them to defend their position in the customary way - before their peers - by stating their objections in a letter to the editor of the medical journal."
Lanfranchi's paper is entitled, "Normal breast physiology: The reasons hormonal contraceptives and induced abortion increase breast cancer risk." She is available for interviews at 1-86-NO CANCER.
The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer is an international women's organization founded to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer.
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Wednesday, September 02, 2009
The state of Colorado has been at the center of the abortion war on the pre-born since April 1967, when Dick Lamm's legislation was signed into law by Republican Governor, John Love.
In 2008, we became the first state to carry a citizen's initiative - Amendment 48 to establish the personhood of the pre-born and protect each baby in his or her mommy's womb.
Though the media described our loss as a serious trouncing, since that defeat, over 20 other states are running similar measures - either in their legislatures or put on ballots by citizens tired of waiting for their elected officials to do the right thing.
Not content to take a few years off to lick our wounds, we are back again and in full steam ahead mode.
August 25, we had a press conference where we mailed 1,000 petitions to previous individuals who helped get us on the ballot last time - collecting nearly double the amount necessary.
This week a stellar team of volunteers, including one little pro-life dynamo Emma, ( who takes after her Daddy Keith Mason ) is gathering signatures at a record pace. Emma's charm inspired 100 fair goers to sign up in 1 hour to put our measure on the ballot for 2010. She'll be a tough one to beat!
If you live in Colorado and care enough about the babies to get involved in the battle of our generation,we'd love to see you in Pueblo this weekend. Come down and get your petition, work a few hours and then enjoy the fun, food and music.
Yes we are our brother's keeper!
If you don't live in Colorado but know someone who does, let them know how much they are needed!
(Prov 24:11) Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.