Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Numerous health violations found at Georgia abortion clinics

A local news station in Georgia did some investigative work into their state's inspection of abortion clinics and what they found wasn't pretty.  

Geary got the inspection records for all five clinics three weeks after filing the open records request. Some of them were pages long, listing numerous violations. Those violations were for items like expired medications and medical instruments, including speculums.  Others listed unsterilized equipment, sterilized and non-sterile supplies stored in the same room with a traffic cone, the vent in a biohazard room taped off with cardboard, soiled linens in surgical rooms and stirrups wrapped in duct tape. One violation was for iodine swabs to prevent wound infections that had expired 10 years ago.

"If I was a patient at that clinic I would be horrified to know that maybe the tools they were using were not clean," said Galloway.

Planned Parenthood runs only one of the five surgical clinics. It's located in Augusta and had 23 violations in 2011, and paid a $1,400 fine.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

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2016 Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SOHLS) Bulletin Inserts now available

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Right to Life of Michigan's 2016 Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SOHLS) Bulletin Inserts are now available for purchase.   SOHLS is an annual event to celebrate life and commemorate the millions of children whose lives were ended by abortion. In 2016, SOHLS will be taking place on January 17. 

These 5.5" x 8.5" full color glossy bulletin inserts featuring a prolife prayer are perfect for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday church services, prolife gatherings and events.  The price is $8 per 100. 


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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Michigan House Committee passes bills to ban dismemberment abortion

On November 10, the Michigan House Criminal Justice Committee voted 5-3 to pass both bills that make up our dismemberment abortion ban. Action now moves to the house floor. Your lobbying efforts are still needed!

One way to join this effort is taking part in our End Dismemberment Social Media Contest.

Contest submissions must be able to be shared as an image on social media. Some ideas for social media images include a call to action, image macro, quote, infographic, etc.

This is your opportunity to help educate others about dismemberment abortions, which happen every day in Michigan. Social media is a critical way for people to directly share information about prolife issues without passing through a media filter that is often more friendly to abortion supporters.

 Entries must be submitted by December 4. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Longtime abortionist calls it quits in Indiana after multiple health and safety issues

There is good news for Indiana and southwest Michigan; abortionist Ulrich Klopfer will no longer be performing abortions in Indiana.
At one time, Illinois resident Dr. Ulrich Klopfer operated abortion clinics in three Indiana cities, including Fort Wayne. As of next week, he will have none.

That was assured Thursday when Klopfer dropped an appeal of the Indiana State Department of Health's June decision not to renew his license to operate a facility in South Bend, which the state had cited for multiple safety and health issues. As a result, the South Bend Women's Pavilion must cease doing abortions at the end of business Friday.....

The state's June investigation of Klopfer's South Bend facility revealed several deficiencies, including his failure to follow Indiana law that requires a woman to give her voluntary and informed consent and view the fetal ultrasound and hear the fetal heartbeat, at least 18 hours before an abortion.        

Friday, October 30, 2015

China changes one-child policy into two-child policy

Yesterday, the Communist Party of China announced they will now allow all couples to have two children. It should be made clear that China is not changing from a one-child policy to a two-child policy because they realized what a great violation of human rights their one-child policy was, as a two-child policy is still an obvious violation of human rights.  Rather, China changed their policy because they finally realized the future demographic nightmare they are facing as the percentage of elderly members of their population will rise dramatically while the number of workers shrinks.     
Joel Kotkin explains at New Geography:
Perhaps the most troubling impact will be on the workforce. In 2050, the number of children in China under 15 is expected to be 60 million lower than today, approximately the size of Italy’s population. It will gain nearly 190 million people 65 and over, approximately the population of Pakistan, which is the world’s sixth most populous country.
For decades, China brutally enforced (often with forced abortions and sterilizations) a policy which limited couples to only having one child. This policy has led to millions of sex-selection abortions in a country where many families favor boys over girls.  Unfortunately, women in China who want to have more than two children will still face the same punishments women who wanted two children faced for decades. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

11th video exposing Planned Parenthood’s practice of selling fetal body parts released, abortionist sets goal of getting intact fetal head

This morning, the Center for Medical Progress released the 11th video in their series of video exposing Planned Parenthood’s willingness to sell the body parts of aborted children and alter abortion techniques to obtain parts.         

This video features a conversation between abortionist Amna Dermish, who works for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas and undercover actors portraying fetal body parts buyers. 

During the conversation, Dermish describes how she provides late-term abortions first by removing the extremities (arms and legs) and then grabbing the spine and pulling out the torso of the child. 

In reply to a question from the undercover actor about the possibility of obtaining an intact fetal brain (conversation starting around the 7:45 mark), Dermish notes, “I haven’t been able to do that yet.  I know right.  This will give me something to strive for!”

Towards the end of the conversation, Dermish describes how one of their POC (product of conception room) persons is really into organ development and “just for fun” looks through the bodies of children in the first trimester to find their hearts and kidneys. 

The full video of their conversation is below.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Michigan abortion clinic owner Renee Chelian caught on undercover video joking about burning bodies of aborted children in upper Michigan

One of the leaked undercover videos of National Abortion Federation conference filmed by the Center for Medical Progress is of a workshop featuring Michigan abortion clinic owner Renee Chelian.  Chelian owns the Northland Family Planning chain of abortion clinics which does approximately 1/4 of all abortions in Michigan and does abortions up to 24 weeks.  During the workshop, Chelian discusses the variety of problems she encountered when Stericycle, a waste disposal company, stopped disposing of the remains of aborted children from Northland clinics.

At one point in the workshop, Chelian described how her clinic had 5 months worth of fetal remains in rented freezers.  She goes on to talk about how getting rid of the fetal tissue was all she thought about. She then says, “I was so consumed with fetal tissue that I was ready to drive to upper Michigan to have a bonfire. And it was just trying to figure out, you know, how I wouldn’t get stopped or how far into the woods would I have to go to have this fire that nobody would see me.”


She eventually hired someone from another abortion clinic to take 20 bottles of fetal tissue and put them in that clinic’s garbage disposal. Chelian also shared that she eventually found another company to take her fetal tissue and believes that fetal tissue eventually ends up at Stericycle.

During the question and answer period, Chelian mentioned she thought it would be “great idea” to burn the remains of aborted children for energy although it would be a “PR (public relations) nightmare.”


Chelian talks about taking fetal remains in a U-Haul to a pet crematory in Illinois, buying land in Detroit and putting an incinerator there to burn fetal remains and jokes about providing women who abort with the remains of their aborted children. 

Chelian was previously featured in a political online ad by the Michigan Democratic Party attacking Terri Lynn Land’s U.S. Senate campaign.

 Full video of Fetal Disposition 2/3 is below.

Chelian's talk begins at around 23 minutes mark in the Fetal Disposition 1/3 video.

Friday, October 23, 2015

U.S. House passes reconciliation bill which includes Planned Parenthood defunding

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 240-189 to pass H.B. 3762.  The legislation would defund 89% of Planned Parenthood’s federal funding for a year and repeal components of Obamacare including provision which could lead to the rationing of care, specifically the Independent Payment Advisory Board and the excess benefits tax. 

The legislation now moves to the U.S. Senate where it only needs 51 votes to pass.

Undercover videos of National Abortion Federation conferences leaked, include conversation and workshops with Michigan abortionist

Undercover videos taken by the Center for Medical Progress were leaked online yesterday.  The Center for Medical Progress has been under court order preventing them from publicly releasing the videos but the videos were recently turned over to Congress. The videos were apparently leaked by a Congressional staffer. 

There are 11 videos in all.  They include conversations with abortionists, abortion clinic staff and workshops at National Abortion Federation conferences.  The content of these videos shows why the National Abortion Federation sued the Center for Medical Progress to prevent them from releasing them to the public. 

Michigan abortionist Lisa Harris is featured in a number of the videos.  One video is of a conversation with Harris regarding the possibility of obtaining fetal body parts where she discusses how her Planned Parenthood clinic formerly provided “fetal orbits” (eyeballs) to researchers.   

In another video entitled "Planned Parenthood Michigan Workshop Video," Harris answers a question from an audience member (the question starts at around 16:00) and encourages the audience of abortion clinic workers to admit to the violence of abortion.  Harris says, “I actually think we should be less about denying the reality of those images (images of aborted children) and more about acknowledging that yeah that’s kind of true. Given that we see the fetus the same way and given that we might both agree that there’s violence in here, ask me why I come to work everyday. Let’s just give them all the violence, it’s a person, it’s killing.  Let’s just give them all that.”  

In the same workshop, another presenter discusses women who regret their abortions and callously equates women who regret their abortions with athletes who regret hurting their knees. 

During another workshop (2nd Trimester Provider Self Care 2/4) discussing how late-term abortionists need to care for themselves, Harris describes how she had a chance meeting on a plane with a judge in Michigan who had been signing all her judicial bypasses to allow minors in Michigan to have abortions without parental consent.  Harris says the judge told her he did more judicial bypasses than almost anyone in the country.  She also discusses problems abortionists have with sharing their experiences such as a patient having their “8th abortion.”   

Another video (2nd Trimester Provider Self Care 4/4) of the same workshop shows the audience of abortion clinic workers bursting into laughter when workshop speaker Uta Landy reads other abortionists sharing their feelings of doing 2nd trimester abortions and one abortionist talks about how an eyeball fell in his lap during an abortion (at around 9:27).

In a conversation with undercover journalists, Planned Parenthood exec Deb VanderHei says some Planned Parenthood affiliates may want to provide fetal body parts to "increase their revenues" and there is nothing the national office could do about that. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Remembering Kermit Gosnell

On November 10, a documentary titled 3801 Lancaster: American Tragedy will be released. This documentary uncovers the truth behind the abortion industry through the lens of Kermit Gosnell, former Philadelphia abortionist and convicted murderer.

Gosnell was responsible for late-term abortions that turned into infanticides, as well as the deaths of women who had abortions in clinic. His facility was the farthest thing from clean with cat feces, bloodstains, and bags of baby body parts. Jars were discovered with severed feet kept as trophies, and aborted babies were in the fridge next to employees’ lunches. Ultimately Gosnell was convicted of three counts of murder, one count of involuntary manslaughter, as well as a vast amount of lesser charges.

3801 Lancaster, the location of Gosnell's clinic, was an unclean house of horrors teeming with death. This new documentary, which follows an earlier production from the same filmmakers about Gosnell, will show what really happened and who Kermit Gosnell really is.

Another movie in production, “Gosnell,” just finished filming. A dramatic portrayal of the same events covered by the new documentary, the goal of "Gosnell" is to show people America’s biggest serial killer and the media cover-up of his case.

The things that Kermit Gosnell did are despicable; the horrors he inflicted on his patients and their babies are unfathomable. Gosnell is not alone, however, there are numerous bad actors in the abortion industry. Just recently an abortionist in Michigan was found with 14 containers of body parts in his car. The abortionist, Michael Roth, also had medical equipment and pain medicine in his vehicle. He is currently under investigation for performing at-home abortions. He has a history of disciplinary actions, including performing two at-home abortions.

People in America must see what is really happening in the abortion industry. Since the media often refuses to sufficiently report on these cases, it is our job as prolife people to shed a light on the atrocities that are taking place. Share the information about these movies, watch them with friends and family; make sure America can never forget where diminishing the value of human life can lead us!

Contact your U.S. Representative and urge them to support H.R. 3762

On Friday, October 23, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (H.R. 3762).  This bill is a reconciliation bill which cannot be filibustered in the U.S. Senate.  That means it can pass with 51 votes instead of the usual 60. 

The bill would redirect most federal funds provided to Planned Parenthood to community health centers for one year.  If this bill becomes law, 89% of federal funding to Planned Parenthood would be cut off for a year. 

The bill would also repeal components of Obamacare including provision which could lead to the rationing of care, specifically the Independent Payment Advisory Board and the excess benefits tax. 

National Right to Life Committee has sent a letter to representatives urging them to vote yes. 

Take the time to take action and contact your representative and let them know that you want them to vote yes on H.R. 3762.



Friday, October 16, 2015

Rape Survivor Child Custody Act passes Michigan House

The Michigan House of Representatives approved HB 4481 on October 15 by an overwhelming bi-partisan 101-4 vote. This bill would strengthen the rights of women who carry their child to term after conceiving in rape. The bill reduces barriers to a woman blocking the rapist from seeking legal custody and parenting time with the child. Sometimes perpetrators who know their victims use the threat of a custody battle over the child to coerce the woman to either have an abortion or to drop the rape charges the victim has brought against them.

This legislation is inspired by the story of Shauna Prewitt, who was forced to choose between protecting her daughter conceived in rape or dropping the charges against her assailant. Shauna witnesses to the inestimable value and beauty of her daughter's life through a short video that is part of Right to Life of Michigan's Compassion Project.

HB 4481 now heads to the Senate where we will begin working immediately for its passage. Right to Life of Michigan is proud to have brought this legislation to bill sponsor Rep. Lisa Lyons for introduction, and we are encouraged and pleased by its progress thus far.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Car trunk abortion investigation shows abortion industry scrutiny necessary

On October 13, it was reported that long-time Michigan abortionist Michael Roth is under investigation for human tissue and medical equipment found in his vehicle in West Bloomfield.

Right to Life of Michigan applauds authorities for investigating any potential violations. The abortion industry's long history of contempt for women's health, standards of care and state regulations shows that they cannot be trusted to regulate themselves.

Roth has a long history of violations, including two previous at-home abortions he performed in 1998 and 1999.

Right to Life of Michigan released a report in 2012, Abortion Abuses and State Regulatory Agency Failure, featuring several of Roth's violations. In addition to his at-home abortions, Roth was disciplined in 2002 for drug-related violations, including prescribing drugs without a license. He was disciplined in 2004 for violating patient consent laws and was accused of falsifying medical records by a former employee.

Right to Life of Michigan Legislative Director Ed Rivet said, "Abortionists frequently violate our laws with extreme disregard for women's health and safety. Roth should have his license revoked, just like Dr. Robert Alexander who ran a house of horrors abortion clinic in Muskegon until 2014."

Roth's most recent abortion business, the Novi Laser and Aesthetic Center, was closed in 2014.

Since passage of the Michigan Prolife Omnibus Act in 2012, which significantly strengthened the oversight of the abortion industry, 16 abortion businesses in the state have closed, many due to substandard practices.

Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, "We're glad we've been able to provide more tools for authorities to deal with health and safety violations in the abortion industry, and we'll continue to provide them with even more. If abortionists and their businesses can't abide by laws and regulations that others follow, they shouldn't be allowed practice on vulnerable women."

Abortion Abuses and State Regulatory Agency Failure report

Federal agents raid home of longtime Michigan abortionist Michael Roth

Last night federal agents raided and searched the home of longtime abortionist Michael Roth.  His home was searched after a car accident investigation discovered medical equipment (possibly abortion instruments) and human tissue (possibly the remains of aborted children) in the trunk of his car.  His is suspected of performing illegal abortions. 

Here’s part of the story from FOX 2 News.
West Bloomfield police were able to confirm that two search warrants were executed in this case so far - one at Roth's home and the other at the doctor's practice.

While details are sketchy as to what they were looking for and what they uncovered, police did say this stems from a crash the doctor was allegedly involved in, on 14 Mile Road near Orchard Lake two weeks ago.

The crash left one person critically injured and inside Roth's vehicle was said to be a gruesome discovery, according to sources.

Now, the attorney general confirms they too are investigating Dr. Roth. Sources tell us he is suspected in conducting illegal abortions and thus, is subject to this investigation.

Roth has a long history with abortion malpractice. Right to Life of Michigan highlighted his sordid history in our Abortion Clinic Abuses report in 2012.  That report notes how Roth was fined by the Board of Medicine after performing abortions in the homes of 2 women in the late 1990's.  Roth still holds a medical license after promising to never perform abortions outside of clinic/hospital setting and completing a probationary period.  The report also details the results of 2002 investigation of Roth’s office by a state pharmacy investigator and Roth’s numerous infractions, his failure to follow Michigan’s informed consent law, and allegations by a former employee that Roth was performing abortions past 24 weeks. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Planned Parenthood announces they will no longer exchange money for fetal body parts

In a surprise announcement, Planned Parenthood says their affiliates will no longer take money in exchange for the body parts of aborted children. 

Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday that it will no longer accept any reimbursement as part of its fetal tissue donation program, taking its strongest step yet to end the onslaught of conservative attacks against the group.

The group’s president Cecile Richards disclosed the policy change in a letter to the National Institutes of Health, which she said was intended to “take away any basis for attacking Planned Parenthood to advance an anti-abortion political agenda.”

In a letter sent to Congress in August, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards admitted that one of their California affiliates received a “reimbursement of $60 per tissue specimen” and that other affiliates had previously accepted money for fetal body parts, but those relationships ended when the Center for Medical Progress released videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s selling of fetal body parts. 

Since the first video was released in July, Planned Parenthood has claimed over and over again that they are just being reimbursed for the cost of their expenses.  However, they have never provided any evidence that it costs them $60 per body part when the fetal parts buyer is sorting through the fetal parts, storing them and shipping them. 

The Center for Medical Progress has been prevented from releasing undercover footage from National Abortion Federation conferences because of a court order.  The same court recently allowed the Center for Medical Progress to provide that footage to Congress after they subpoenaed it. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Michigan House committee to hear testimony on bill to ban dismemberment abortions tomorrow

On Tuesday, October 13, the House Criminal Justice Committee in Lansing will begin taking testimony on House Bill 4833, a bill to ban dismemberment abortions in Michigan. Abortion advocates will come with hysteria and anger, prepared to defend the indefensible.  Testimony in support of H.B. 4833 will including several prolife doctors.

At this time it is not certain when a vote will take place on this legislation.  The legislation is sponsored by Rep. Laura Cox. 

The committee hearing may be available to watch live at the House TV website.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The time is now to act on abortion coercion

On September 29, in a 5-3 vote, H.B. 4787 and H.B. 4830 passed the Michigan House Criminal Justice Committee and are under consideration on the House floor. Right to Life of Michigan applauds these legislative efforts to address the ongoing injustice of coerced abortions.

Right to Life of Michigan expects the full Michigan House and the Michigan Senate to finally pass the Coercive Abortion Prevention Act (CAPA) this term. CAPA would add to Michigan's current anti-extortion/coercion provisions by including coercion to abort as a specific crime. A portion of CAPA was passed in 2012, and other versions of the legislation have been considered in past legislative sessions.

During that delay, vulnerable women have faced threats of physical violence, withdrawal of financial support, loss of housing and violation of legal agreements in attempts to coerce them into ending the life of their child.

Tammy Holly, herself a victim of abortion coercion, has testified three times now before the Michigan Legislature during work on these bills over the years.

"Year after year you hope and pray they finally get something accomplished," she said.

Through her work with the Justice Foundation, Holly has presented numerous legal affidavits of other Michigan women who have been coerced into having abortions. In her case, she received zero counseling or screening and was pressured by her boyfriend, her parent, and the abortionist. She said it was critical that women understand it's illegal to coerce them into having abortions, and that isn't happening now.

"My parent said, 'this is how we're going to do it.' The abortion doctor said, 'you don't have any other options," Holly said.

The abortion industry financially gains from abortions and has been silent in the face of this repeated evidence.

Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, "It's very clear that we can't trust those who profit from abortion to properly screen women for coercion. Since they refuse to do anything for these women, we must act and protect women in those situations."

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bills to prevent coercive abortion pass Michigan House Criminal Justice Committee

On September 29, in 5-3 votes, H.B. 4787 and H.B. 4830 passed the Michigan House Criminal Justice Committee and will be reportedly favorably to the House floor. 

Before the vote, Right to Life of Michigan legislative director Ed Rivet spoke about his experiences of being contacted by girls and women who are being coerced into abortion by boyfriends and family members. 

The three Democratic state representatives (Rep. Stephanie Chang, Rep. Vanessa Guerra and Rep. Marcia Hovey-Wright) on the committee voted against these bills despite calling themselves “pro-choice.”


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

White House issues veto threat against protecting children who survive abortion

Last week, the White House has released an official veto threat against H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, and H.R. 3504, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.  In the statement, the White House says it “strongly opposes” both bills and the bills would limit “women’s health care choices.”

It’s no surprise that President Barack Obama is a fan of Planned Parenthood but how can the White House claim that protecting children who survive abortion would limit women’s health care choices?   

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is a short legislation which merely requires that any health care practitioner (which would include abortionists and nurses) who are present when a child who is born alive after an abortion shall:
“(A) exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age; and

“(B) following the exercise of skill, care, and diligence required under subparagraph (A), ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital.
Abortion clinic staff who see abortionists or nurses not comply with this law are required to report them to law enforcement and women whose children are born alive and not cared for can sue the abortionist.

How this would “limit women’s health care choices” or “have a chilling effect, reducing access to care” is never explained in the veto threat.  The only reasonable explanation is a creepy one. It seems President Obama thinks some abortionists who don’t try to help children who survive abortions would stop doing late-term abortions. That he cares more about late-term abortionists being able to abandon children who survive abortions than the children themselves should give everyone pause. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks filibustered in U.S. Senate

A bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks because unborn children may be able to feel pain is being filibustered by 42 pro-abortion U.S. senators including Senator Gary Peters and Senator Debbie Stabenow. A majority of Americans and U.S. senators oppose late-term abortions.

Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a Republican bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The measure failed to advance in a 54-42 vote, falling short of the 60-vote threshold needed.

Democratic Sens. Robert Casey, Jr. (Pa.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.) and Joe Manchin (W.Va.), who all oppose abortion rights, joined Republicans in voting to advance the bill. Republican Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Mark Kirk (Ill.), who support abortion rights, voted against it.


Congressman Moolenaar and Walberg speak up for life during Congressional debate

During the debate over defunding Planned Parenthood, Michigan Congressmen John Moolenaar and Tim Walberg both spoke up in defense of unborn human beings and against Planned Parenthood.  Watch their speeches below. 



Monday, September 21, 2015

Laura Berman and the Detroit News owe Carly Fiorina an apology and retraction

In a recent column for the Detroit News, columnist Laura Berman claims presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was being untruthful during the most recent presidential debate in describing a scene from one of the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress

In the debate, Fiorina challenged President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to watch the videos and described a scene from one of them (specifically the 7th video at approximately the 6th minute mark) by saying, “Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain."

So how does Berman know what Fiorina said was untruthful?  Did she watch the videos herself?  No.  She believes a pro-abortion writer named Sarah Kliff who claims to have watched all the videos.  Sarah Kliff gained notoriety in the prolife community when as a writer for the Washington Post she didn’t cover the trial of abortionist and serial killer Kermit Gosnell because she believed it was a “local crime” story.   

Berman writes,
Planned Parenthood has denounced it as blatantly false, while Vox.com’s Sara (sic) Kliff called it “pure fiction,” after watching all 12 hours of the Center for Medical Progress’ videos targeting Planned Parenthood. “But the things Fiorina describes — the legs kicking, the intact ‘fully formed fetus,’ the heart beating, the remarks about having to ‘harvest its brain’ — are pure fiction,” she wrote, posting all 12 hours on the website.

Although several GOP candidates expressed outrage at abortion and Planned Parenthood’s involvement in it, Carpentier said Fiorina is being singled out because she’s “attesting to things that are blatantly untrue.” Fiorina has yet to retract any of her statements, instead saying people can “rest assured” her description is accurate.                   
Instead of retracting her statements or telling people to "rest assured," a super PAC supporting Fiorina has created the below 1-minute ad which includes her statement from the debate and the video footage she references.  

So who are you going to believe?  A pro-abortion writer or your own eyes?

The Detroit News should immediately update Berman's column online to include the footage or at bare minimum a link to the footage which Fiorina references and let their readers decide for themselves who is spouting "pure fiction."

Friday, September 18, 2015

U.S. House votes to defund Planned Parenthood, protect children who survive abortions

On September 18, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives voted for two prolife bills.  One piece of legislation entitled the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 would defund Planned Parenthood for a year.  Planned Parenthood is America’s leading abortion provider and is being investigated by Congress for their role in the practice of trafficking in the body parts of aborted children. 

The Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 passed by a vote of 241-187 with 239 Republicans and two Democrats supporting the measure.            
The House also voted 248-177 in favor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.  This bill would “require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) ensure that such child is immediately admitted to a hospital.”

This bill passed with the support of 243 Republicans and 5 Democrats.