May 31, 2012

Part Two of Live Action's Protect Our Girls Videos

After the last video was released, it came out the Planned Parenthood was very displeased with the employee in the video:

The anti-abortion group Live Action released Tuesday its latest undercover video aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood. The edited video shows a Planned Parenthood staff member apparently counseling a woman about gender-selective abortion.

"I see that you're saying that you want to terminate if it's a girl, so are you just wanting to continue the pregnancy in the meantime?" says a counselor, identified only as Rebecca, in a Planned Parenthood clinic in Austin, Texas.

The woman, purported to be in the first trimester of her pregnancy, according to Live Action, says she does not know the gender of her fetus but wants to abort if it turns out to be female.
"The abortion covers you up until 23 weeks," says Rebecca, "and usually at five months is usually (sic) when they detect, you know, whether or not it's a boy or a girl."
The staffer recommends to the woman that she "just continue and try again" if her fetus turns out to be female.

"Good luck, and I hope that you do get your boy," Rebecca says.

In a statement, Planned Parenthood's vice president of education, Leslie Kantor, said the staffer was in an entry-level job and is no longer working for the organization. She "did not follow our protocol for providing information and guidance when presented with a highly unusual patient scenario," the statement says.

The incident occurred six weeks ago and swift action was taken, Kantor adds. "Within three days of this patient interaction, the staff member's employment was ended and all staff members at this affiliate were immediately scheduled for retraining in managing unusual patient encounters."

The statement continues, "Gender bias is contrary to everything our organization works for daily in communities across the country. Planned Parenthood opposes racism and sexism in all forms, and we work to advance equity and human rights in the delivery of health care. Planned Parenthood condemns sex selection motivated by gender bias, and urges leaders to challenge the underlying conditions that lead to these beliefs and practices, including addressing the social, legal, economic, and political conditions that promote gender bias and lead some to value one gender over the other."

To read the rest of the article on CNN, click here.

To quote my supervisor at my Crisis Pregnancy Center, "It's amazing how many "entry-level" employees they have going against their values."

While they may not actually agree with sex-selective abortion, the problem I think comes when they train their employees to not judge their clients.  If the customer is always right, then even ones who are wrong are right.  At least, that's my take on it.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on these videos!  Comment below or shoot us an email!

May 30, 2012

Breaking News: PP Approves of Sex-Selective Abortions

Yesterday, Live Action came out with their latest undercover video about a woman who allegedly went into Planned Parenthood seeking an abortion if her baby was not a boy.  Check it out:

That's not all.  Congress is voting TODAY to ban sex-selective abortions from the U.S. once and for all.  Here's the beginning of an article from Life News published today:

One day after a new video exposing how Planned Parenthood encourages women to have sex-selection abortions, the House of Representatives will vote on legislation that would ban such abortions in the United States.

The House will consider the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, a bill to ban sex-selection abortions, that was introduced by pro-life Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on February 16. Because H.R. 3541 will be considered on the Suspension Calendar, a two-thirds majority will be necessary for passage.

Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser condemned Planned Parenthood for its role in encouraging sex-selection abortions and said the new Live Acton video is evidence they need to be banned. The video shows abortion clinic workers employed by Planned Parenthood willing to perform abortions based on gender.

“Could there be any greater discrimination against women than targeting girls for death before birth?” Dannenfelser asked.

She told LifeNews, “Regardless of one’s position on abortion—left, right, pro-life, pro-choice—we can agree that women’s constitutional right to equal protection should, at a minimum, protect us from prenatal death. We call on Congress to immediately end the injustice of sex-selective abortion. The position should be pre-political and is common ground from which only a radical minority dissents.”

Dannenfelser said even prominent Democrats have supported such a ban, noting that in 1990, longtime abortion-rights advocate and then gubernatorial candidate Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said she opposed the practice and would consider outlawing it.

In an interview with the New York Times, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lamented the occurrence of sex-selective abortion in India and China saying “…unfortunately, with technology, parents are able to use sonograms to determine the sex of a baby, and to abort girl children simply because they’d rather have a boy. And those are deeply set attitudes.”  (To read the rest of the article, click here.)

Please be in prayer for the outcome of the vote.  Thanks guys!

May 23, 2012

New Poll: 50% of Americans Call Themselves "Pro-Life"

Great news: According to a new Gallup poll, 50% of Americans identify themselves as "pro-life," the second highest such percentage since Gallup began tracking this in 1995. Even though this is great news, the even better news comes on the other side: Only 41% of Americans identify themselves as "pro-choice," the lowest percentage Gallup has ever recorded. This is an amazing and encouraging number for those of us fighting this fight.

May 19, 2012

Some of the latest news...

Chen Guangcheng.  If you haven't heard of him, Chen is a Chinese anti-abortion advocate.  An advocate with his cause is not very much appreciated in China, a country well-known for it's one-child policy.  I probably won't have time to write a whole post on him myself, but please look at this awesome article about Chen on Abort73:
What's a pro-abortion president to do when global sentiment compels him to aid an anti-abortion activist? Such is the plight of President Obama in regard to Chen Guangcheng. Abortion, of course, is only the back-story to this growing, diplomatic crisis, but it's at the heart of Chen Guangcheng's activism. There would be no crisis if he'd simply minded his own business. Instead, the now globally-recognized, "barefoot lawyer" formally challenged the town of Linyi's forced abortion policy. His courage and conviction netted him six years of imprisonment and abuse–until he escaped from his captors last week and fled to the US Embassy in Beijing. His getaway has been called "a real Chinese version of The Shawshank Redemption"–though it remains to be seen whether Chen will enjoy a Hollywood ending. Yesterday, the US Embassy released him back to Chinese authorities, assuring the world that a favorable agreement had been reached. Subsequent reports make their assertion less certain...  To read the rest of this article, click here.
The confusion comes when our own president, a very pro-choice, pro-abortion, pro-Planned Parenthood president grants Chen Guangcheng safe travel to America because of Chen's stance on abortion.  I'm guessing we probably never will understand how that even makes sense, but the irony is huge. 

Chen Guangcheng has been given visas for him and his family.

Mammograms.  Sounds like Planned Parenthood is finally getting going on those mammograms they've been promising us for a while.  However, the case still stands that it's only because the Komen Foundation is giving them to Planned Parenthood, and that only in Phoenix, Arizona.  It's still unclear though as to who actually will be conducting the mammograms, Planned Parenthood or Komen?  To read more, click here.

Canabilism and Abortion?  I recently linked to an article about the "stamina booster" pills made from aborted fetus bodies.  Does this happen in other places than just in China?  If you can handle reading more details, click here to read a post by my good friend Becca French about both the pills and another example happening in our own country.

Neal Rylatt.  Just a couple days ago, Neal Rylatt, a young pro-life leader, passed away from leukemia.  He was heavily involved in the pro-life movement in highschool, and when college came his way, he got involved in Students for Life.  Please be in prayer for his family.  To read more, click here.

SBA list.  Check out the latest video from the Susan B. Anthony list entitled "Womanhood".

Interesting, huh?

Hope you enjoyed this news post.  You might be seeing more of these in the future!

May 7, 2012

China Sells "Health Pills" Made from Aborted Babies

China and South Korea are now using the bodies of aborted babies (aborted inside or outside the womb) to make a "health pill" to sell to people who need extra energy.  The process includes drying up the bodies and making them into powder that is put into a pill.  On further scientific investigation, researchers were able to find hair and finger nail pieces and even determine the gender of the baby from the DNA.

I can barely believe I was actually able to type that.

On a slightly related note, China has 13 million abortions every year.  And we thought 1 million a year was a big number.  Well, it is a big number, so 13,000,000 is an even bigger one.

To read an article about this disturbing news, click here.

May 6, 2012

Teen Mother Choices International

Check this organization out!  Here's the article from Live Action News about it and here's their website.

Today is Stand With Teen Moms day, a week before Mother's day, because they became mothers just a little bit before most.  Please check this thing out and ask God if He wants you to help in this specific cause!

Arizona Defunds Planned Parenthood!

The Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, signed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood into law on Friday night! 

This is a great pro-life victory.  Please pray for all the other states that will follow and all the other states who have already signed a similar bill.  Planned Parenthood will no doubt be fighting this bill as we have seen them fight numerous other times.  They'll come down strong and strategical.  So please continue to pray for these pro-life legislators who will bear the brunt of Planned Parenthood's carefully laid out plan.

Thanks!  Spread the news!


May 4, 2012

Pro-choice Laws, pro-life laws, and more laws...

Do any of you have these billboards in
your town?  Whenever I see one, I
don't know what to think...
I accidentally got on the Planned Parenthood email list a month or two ago, so now, we secretly read the emails against their "anti-choice" archenemies (mwahahaha...)  So, because I was so smart to accidentally get on their email list, we sporadically get hate-mail against those crazy insane anti-choice-ers from Cecile Richards, the CEO of PP, and she recently sent this letter written by a woman living in Nebraska:

Dear Governors and Legislators,

My state was the first of a handful of states to enact a so-called "20 week abortion ban." I am from Grand Island, Nebraska, where I live with my husband Robb and our beautiful son.

Because lawmakers in my home state of Nebraska passed a sweeping abortion ban similar to legislation poised to pass in Arizona, Georgia, New Hampshire, and beyond, my family's personal loss a year and a half ago became a nightmare. You cannot imagine what we went through.

I implore you to read my story.

In August 2010, I was overjoyed to discover I was pregnant. My husband and I still wanted nothing more than to give my son a brother or sister. For weeks, my pregnancy was proceeding normally. But then 22 weeks into my pregnancy, it went terribly wrong.

On Saturday, November 27, my water broke and there was not enough amniotic fluid for my daughter to survive. This was heartbreaking. If there was anything we could have done to save her, we would have.

What happened next should have remained a very private decision between me and my family and my doctors. As the result of a law similar to a bill considered by your state's legislature, a decision that should have remained mine and my husband's at a very difficult time was decided for us -- and it was decided by politicians we'd never met.

My husband and I agonized over the decision about what was best for our family. After much careful thought, prayer, research and medical advice, my husband and I made the difficult decision that we wanted to induce labor and deliver my daughter as soon as possible.

We wanted to honor our daughter. We wanted to hold her and say goodbye. We wanted to preserve my health.

We should have been able to handle this with dignity with our doctor. The very best medical care should have been available to me. But as I said, Nebraska law interfered.

Even though I wasn't looking for an abortion, my doctor and his legal counsel felt their hands were tied. "If I could help you, I would," he said, looking me in my tear-filled eyes. "But I would go to jail."

The law, as you know, is black and white. Unfortunately, life just isn't. Though an infection was growing inside me, under the law I wasn't sick enough to warrant the induction my husband and I wanted.

Some have suggested my husband and I should have traveled to another state, but we didn't want to leave my doctor's care. And we didn't want to drive home with my daughter in a box.

So we waited. For days.

While we waited, we tried to pray, but we didn't know what to pray for. So we spent our days and nights telling our daughter how much we loved her, how sorry we were, and how we wished we could do something different.

Then on Wednesday, December 8, my daughter was born. My husband and I held Elizabeth as she gasped for air, and mere minutes later she was gone.

There are no words for how awful the 10 days were from the moment my water broke to the day my daughter died. There are no words for the heartbreak that cut deeper every time she moved inside of me for those 10 days.

There are no words for the anger I felt when I learned after Elizabeth was born that my infection could have been analyzed, had my doctor been able to get to it sooner. With more information about what caused the problem, we might be able to have a subsequent healthy pregnancy and birth. But 10 days later, the infection was just too severe.

Women and doctors are faced with difficult and complicated pregnancies every day. But the political groups and politicians behind House Bills 2036, 954, and 1660 paint with a broad brush. Even when they concede to health exceptions in the law, women facing a range of pregnancy complications are prevented from necessary medical care. It happened to me. When asked about my circumstances, the author of Nebraska's law said it worked as intended.

This is not about politics, it's about leaving the practice of medicine up to doctors and most importantly, it's about trusting women to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. It's what Arizona and Georgia women deserve.

That my pregnancy ended, that choice was made by God. How to handle the end of my pregnancy, that should have been private.

Please right the wrong that Nebraska did to me and stop Arizona House Bill 2036, Georgia House Bill 954, and New Hampshire House Bill 1660. I want my daughter's life -- and the tragic circumstances surrounding her death -- to stand for something.

Thank you,
Danielle Deaver

When I read this, my heart hurt for this woman and her family.  She went through something that is painful, one of the hardest things a person can go through, the death of their child. It was confusing, I agreed with Cecile Richards on something.  This woman and her family were put in a very unfair and heartbreaking position apparently because of a pro-life law.  Is this story true?  Was it exaggerated a little bit?  It's very possible -- I know pro-life people exaggerate, so pro-choice people must too.

I've read the Bill Summary of Arizona House Bill 2036.  I read nothing that reflected this woman's situation.  What it really did was make the abortion more time consuming, more expensive, and included way more hoops to jump through.  Most everything protected the woman.  Things like parental consent for minors, the written and oral consent of the woman, the presence of the doctor after the abortion, and an in depth educational website updated annually required more consent, less ease, but more safety.  The written consent of the woman protected her from an abusive boyfriend or husband making her have an abortion.  The presence of the doctor (a doctor trained in healthcare, not just abortion) provided safety after the fact if anything were to go wrong.  The website (it was required that the woman be made aware of the website at least 24 hours before the procedure) provided education.  Perhaps the biggest flaw a pro-choice person could find with this bill is a required ultrasound 24 hours rather than 1 hour before the procedure.  In the current laws regarding an abortion procedure, we've seen countless holes in the system.  This bill attempts to fill those holes.

But the question remains, will more laws help us out?  Abortion is a very delicate subject, a very personal and embarrassing decision for most women who choose to have one.  More laws will perhaps expose them more, make them angry at the people trying so hard to help them.  The bill is most definitely not flawless.  As with almost every other law, people will most likely find ways to manipulate it to get what they want.  But the main goal of this bill is to protect women.  And, if executed correctly, this bill will protect women.

What do you guys think?  Will more pro-life laws help us?  Will they hurt the girls?  Will they only give more power to people who really shouldn't have that kind of power over us?  What's the balance here?

Let us know what you think in a comment below or an email at!