Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Gosnell jury hears closing arguments, set to begin deliberations

Courtroom drawing by Jane Rosenberg
After hearing closing arguments on Monday, the jury selected to hear the case against abortionist Kermit Gosnell is set to begin deliberating on whether they will find him guilty of murdering 4 infants who survived abortion and a woman who was killed during an abortion.  

The jury is to begin considering the case on Tuesday.

Closing arguments heard Monday were full of passionate and loud assertions by both sides of the case.
McMahon claimed his client has been the subject of a "racist" prosecution -- adding that "never has the presumption of innocence been stomped on, trampled on, like in this case."

McMahon argued every baby died in the womb after the drug Digoxin was injected to stop the fetus' heart.
But prosecutor Ed Cameron called Gosnell's operation an assembly line where a stream of poor, mostly minority women and teens endured hours of painful labor and delivery because Gosnell did not successfully abort babies in utero. He instead killed them with scissors after they were born, authorities said.


Poll shows most Americans don't know Planned Parenthood provides abortions

A recent poll by The Polling Company has found that the majority of American don't know that Planned Parenthood provides abortion.  Planned Parenthood is America's leading abortion provider.  They provided 333,964 abortions in 2011.  That is more than 1/4 of all U.S. abortions performed in a year.

Half of the individuals who identified themselves as "pro-life" didn't know Planned Parenthood provided abortions and many had a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood. Prolife people must do a better job  educating our communities about Planned Parenthood's abortion agenda. 

Specifically 88% said that they were familiar with Planned Parenthood, with 41% saying that they were very familiar and 47% saying that they were somewhat familiar.  Forty percent said they knew someone who had received services at a Planned Parenthood.

Although 63% said that they had a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood, including 38% of those who identified themselves as pro-life, 55% of those polled did not know that Planned Parenthood performs abortions.

Fifty percent of pro-life respondents did not know that Planned Parenthood performs abortions.



Monday, April 29, 2013

Obama speaks to Planned Parenthood, doesn't say the word abortion

On Friday, President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to speak at a Planned Parenthood event.  While he frequently attacked prolife people, he was unable to say "abortion."  

The president never mentioned the word abortion in the speech despite the fact that planned Parenthood is the number one abortion business in the country.

The most recent report released by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) shows the abortion giant did a record 333,964 abortions on unborn children during the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Those abortions were estimated to have generated $150 million dollars for the “nonprofit” organization.


Real Life Stories: Using Art to Advance the Culture of Life

A high school senior found out her teacher didn't like her art project featuring a subtle prolife message, and refused to allow it to be shown at her school's art fair.  Read what Jennifer Evans did in the face of adversity. 

The teacher first tried to talk her out of the idea, but when Jennifer said she was committed to doing it, her teacher said she would not allow it to be displayed and that the artwork would damage Jennifer's future.

"She told me this kind of art wasn't going to get me a scholarship, it was definitely a tense conversation," Jennifer said.

Jennifer said the teacher's objections first centered on the controversy of sharing a prolife message, even one that is not explicitly about an issue like abortion. Later on during further discussions, she said the teacher objected to the depiction of the ultrasound photo the nurse was holding.

What will an abortionist do if a child survives an abortion?

An undercover investigator from the prolife organization Live Action recently visited late-term abortion clinics across the country to see what would happen if the child was born alive.  Would the abortionist attempt to save the child's life?  Or would he let the child die?

Below is a video of an abortionist in Washington, D.C. advising a woman who is 24-25 weeks pregnant. 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Abortion debate in Missouri features pro-abortion students in masks

Happy Friday prolifers! No, the picture to the right isn't an image from a lucha libre match or a gas station robbery.  These are two University of Missouri-Columbia students who refused to talk about abortion during an abortion debate with two  well-versed prolife members of Students for Life group. 

If you wonder how the next generation will promote the prolife message, be confident they will be smart, strong and respectful!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Prolife congressmen and congresswomen speak out against Gosnell, abortion

A number of prolife congressmen and congresswomen used their 1-minute speeches today to speak out about abortionist Kermit Gosnell and abortion on the House floor. Included in the group of speakers were Representative Kerry Bentivolio and Representative Tim Walberg, both from Michigan. 


Wexford-Missaukee Right to Life dinner in the Cadillac News

Wexford-Missaukee Right to Life's annual dinner was featured in the Cadillac News.  Right to Life of Michigan development coordinator Pastor Randy Royston spoke at the event about the dark side of abortion and success of prolife efforts in Michigan.

Royston warned the crowd that he was going to reveal “the dark side of abortion” and that his message was about “the horror of abortions killing over 56 million innocent children over the last 40 years.”
Royston ended by summarizing RTL educational and legislative efforts, noting that in the last 22 years, 1,500 abortion clinics have closed across the country.

“In Michigan, the news is sensational,” he said, stating that the abortion rate in Michigan has been cut in half and is down 69 percent in teenagers.


Prolife video contest

National Right to Life Committee is announcing a prolife video contest. 

Working with its 50 state affiliates, NRLC’s Student Film Competition is offering pro-life students the opportunity to be honored for their creative application of the pro-life message.

This contest is open to any amateur film maker/student ages 15 through 25.  You do NOT need to be a film studies major to submit an entry. The film can be from 30 seconds to 3 minutes in length.  Each film must affirm in some way–even indirectly– “Why laws need to protect innocent human life.”


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Prolife members of Congress to speak up about Gosnell tonight

UPDATE: The House floor speeches will no longer take place tonight.  They are tentatively planned for tomorrow.  

With abortionist Kermit Gosnell's defense resting, the trial which exposed his practice of killing children who survived abortion is coming to an end.  Prolife members of the U.S. House of Representatives will use their platforms tonight to educate the public about the atrocities which occurred in Gosnell's clinic.  
Later today, members of Congress will speak on the U.S. House of Representatives floor to expose the Kermit Gosnell abortion trial. We commend our representatives for taking a stand to expose the truth of abortion.

Today’s floor speeches are expected to take place after House votes today. The voting schedule is subject to change, but our best guess for the start of the floor speeches is 5:00 p.m. ET. Indiana’s Third District Congressman, Marlin Stutzman, is leading the floor speeches and we expect pro-life members from across our great nation to join him (view his tweet announcing the effort here).

Kermit Gosnell is currently on trial in Pennsylvania for killing babies after botched abortions and for murdering a woman undergoing an abortion. The details of this case are breathtaking – but the mainstream media has failed to give appropriate attention to this case. If the Gosnell trial continues without attention, the abortion lie also continues.


Defense rests in Gosnell trial, he won't testify

Not only will abortionist Kermit Gosnell not testify in his defense, he and his defense attorney have elected against calling a single witness to defend him and his actions.
Gosnell, 72, did not take the stand and the defense called no witnesses.

Defense lawyer Jack McMahon has done his work by challenging witnesses on cross-examination. The court is now in recess until Monday when closing arguments will be heard.
Gosnell is charged with killing four babies allegedly born alive at his clinic. He is also charged in the 2009 overdose death of a 41-year-old refugee who died months after coming to the U.S.


President Obama to speak at Planned Parenthood event tomorrow

UPDATE: According to the Washington Times, President Obama has canceled his plans to speak at Planned Parenthood's fundraising event on Thursday night.  Instead, he will speak at a smaller Planned Parenthood gathering on Friday morning.     

President Barack Obama will give the keynote address at Planned Parenthood's Annual Gala tomorrow in Washington, D.C.  In a press release from April 23, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards praises President Obama and claims he has "done more than any president in history for women’s health and rights."

Planned Parenthood is America's leading abortion provider.  They provided 333,964 abortions performed in 2011 and received more than $500 million from American taxpayers. 



Judge drops 3 of 8 murder charges against Gosnell

The judge in the Kermit Gosnell dropped three of the eight murder charges against him today.  While Judge Jeffrey Minehart providing no reasoning for his decision, it seems the reason for the dismal is a lack of evidence that the babies were alive when Gosnell severed their spinal cords with scissors. One witness earlier in the trial said Gosnell killed around 100 babies in this manner, but finding physical evidence that he did not kill them first during the abortion was difficult for the prosecutors to find.

Gosnell’s defense attorney asked the judge to drop three of the charges for killing the babies and the judge agreed with the contention there was not enough evidence to convict Gosnell on those charges. Another charge of infanticide was also dropped. He still faces the other charges the prosecution has brought and the murder trial will continue on them.

One of the dropped charges involves a 28-week-old baby Gosnell killed and whose remains were kept in an abortion clinic freezer.

Common pleas court Judge Jeffrey Minehart also dropped five counts of corpse abuse at the request of his defense attorney Jack McMahon and did not explain his ruling dropping any of the charges.

Monday, April 22, 2013

How many Americans favor limits on aborting children who can feel pain?

A recent poll by The Polling Company found that majorities of Americans favor prohibiting abortion when an unborn child can feel pain and prohibiting abortion for sex-selection.

The Polling Company found that 64% would support a law such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act prohibiting abortion after 20 weeks – when an unborn baby can feel pain – unless the life of the mother was in danger. Only 30% opposed it. Supporters included 47% of those who identified themselves as “pro-choice” in the poll.

“The trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell has greatly increased attention on the violence and pain associated with abortion,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “As the truth about abortion becomes clear, we expect a renewed focus on legislation that will protect unborn children from painful abortions.”

When asked about abortion for sex selection, 85% of poll respondents felt it should be illegal, with only 11% who would allow it.


Friday, April 19, 2013

MLive columnist points out validity of Prolife Bus in light of Gosnell

Matthew Davis, a columnist for MLive.com, uses his most recent column to show how the concerns of Michigan legislators were valid when they passed legislation to regulate and inspect abortion clinics (known as the Prolife Bus) in light of the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.   

The uproar by the pro-abortion crowd to the bill (now Public Act 499 of 2012) was predictable, flush with self-righteousness, and, as it turns out, horribly misguided. Rather than focus on the mother's safety, or even that of the child being killed, the left stood firmly against what it deemed as an attack on abortion rights and, as such, was something "extreme."

But charges that the bill would burden a woman's right to an abortion were grossly overwrought. Enacting legislation to ensure a clean, sanitary facility has nothing whatsoever to do with a woman's choice to have an abortion.

It has everything to do, though, with the what happens -- especially with respect to the mother's health -- at the time the abortion is being performed (a child is being killed, that's a given). Moreover, it is but the slightest step necessary to ensure that physicians who are overzealous, careless, or unconscionable do not slaughter children outside the womb as readily as they would inside the womb.



Thursday, April 18, 2013

Gosnell employee testifies she saw more than 10 babies breathe before being killed

Today, Kareema Cross, a former employee of abortionist Kermit Gosnell testified about her experience working at his clinic.
A former abortion clinic worker capped the five-week murder trial of her former boss with powerful testimony that she saw more than 10 babies breathe before they were killed.

“I thought they were breathing,” Kareema Cross testified Thursday, explaining that she saw their chests go up and down. “He would say they’re not really breathing,”

Cross, 28, is the final prosecution witness in the capital murder case against Dr. Kermit Gosnell. He is charged in the deaths of a patient and seven babies allegedly born alive.

Cross also described seeing three babies move, one after being born in a toilet, and heard a fourth give a “soft whine.”


Right to Life of Michigan Denounces Use of Human Beings as Research Material

Michigan is in the national news because of a disturbing development in human fetal stem cell experimentation.

Neuralstem, Inc. announced that it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to expand an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) Phase II study to the University of Michigan.

The stem cells used in the study come from spinal cord tissue taken from a healthy, 8-week-old aborted baby. Phase I of the trial tested whether human fetal stem cells can safely be injected into the spinal cord. According to Neuralstem, the aim of Phase II is to obtain the maximum tolerated dose.

Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, "Experimentation which relies on the stem cells from a healthy, voluntarily aborted child is unethical. Using the remains of aborted babies in the hopes of helping others lacks an acceptance of human dignity -- for all members of the human family."

Right to Life of Michigan Legislative Director Ed Rivet questioned a "bait and switch" reality regarding stem cell research.

Rivet said, "In 2008, Michigan faced a ballot proposal where so-called 'left over embryos' would be eligible for destructive stem cell research. But the first human trial to come to Michigan after five years uses spinal cord cells from an aborted baby. How did we cross all these ethical lines? How has the 'right to abortion' evolved into using healthy developing babies as fodder for scientific research?"

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Gosnell's janitor testifies

On April 16, James Johnson testified in the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.  His testimony revolved around the handyman work he would do for Gosnell, including unclogging the plumbing at Gosnell's clinic which would often become clogged with body parts of aborted children. 

Johnson worked as a janitor, maintenance man and plumber of sorts and he was the common-law husband of 51-year-old Elizabeth Hampton, who is herself Gosnell’s wife’s sister. He told jurors some of the morbid details that appear in the grand jury report — including how he threatened to quit working at the abortion clinic because he refused to pull any more flesh from aborted babies out of the plumbing.

His job was to collect abortion remains and take them to basement — but he eventually refused to participate and bags began piling up.

He told the jury toilets backed up one-two times a week and said he opened the outside clean out pipe and fetal parts such as babies’ arms came spilling out.


Don't be part of the Gosnell blackout

One of the producers of "3801 Lancaster," a documentary film about abortionist Kermit Gosnell, has a moving commentary where she discusses how she was part of the abortion blackout before she starting working on "3801 Lancaster."  Everyone one of us has the responsibility to be a light in the darkness, sharing the truth about abortion. 

Before I started working on the “3801 Lancaster” film project 2 years ago, I barely had a thought about abortion. It’s not something I had ever been close to.  It wasn't a popular topic of conversation among my friends. So I lived like it didn’t exist.

I was part of the blackout.

The blackout isn't new.  It's not exclusive to the mainstream media.  This blackout happens every day in our homes and our schools and our neighborhoods.  It happens when we make choices to not think and speak about abortion.  It happens when we choose to live like abortion doesn't exist.  So many of us are afraid to talk about it.  It makes us uncomfortable.  So we "blackout" abortion.  And in "blacking out" abortion, we've "blacked out" the women who went to Dr. Gosnell and the babies that died at his clinic........

Don’t be part of the blackout, my friends. Don't live like babies weren't killed with scissors.  Don't pretend that women weren't killed and mutilated.  We have to talk about it.  We have to wrestle with what happened at 3801 Lancaster Avenue.  Talk about it with love.  Talk about it with compassion.  Talk about it with conviction.  

Let’s break the silence together.


Who is Kermit Gosnell?

If you're just hearing about abortionist Kermit Gosnell and want more information, a good place to start is the documentary film about him entitled "3801 Lancaster."  You can watch the film below.

Pro-abortion groups blame prolifers for Gosnell

Rather than join efforts to require abortion clinics to adhere to even basic regulations like inspections that other businesses or even owners doing improvements on their own homes have to follow, some abortion supporters are blaming prolifers like you for Kermit Gosnell, rather than Kermit Gosnell or the officials who refused to inspect, investigate or report on his filthy clinic.

Abortionist Kermit Gosnell
The problem with Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist on trial for killing a mother and at least seven infants born alive after botched abortions, is that the government has too many anti-abortion regulations and not enough public funds for providing abortions to poor women. That’s according to the participants on a conference call hosted by RH Reality Check, a news and commentary website focused on “reproductive & sexual health and justice.”  


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Medical examiner testifies about 47 children found in Gosnell's freezer

Gosnell's freezer
On Monday, Medical Examiner Sam Gulino testified about the 47 children who were found in abortionist Kermit Gosnell's freezer.  Some of dead children were stored "in makeshift containers, such as the cut-down plastic water jug or juice container."  One child, known only as "Baby Boy B," was around 28 weeks gestation. 
Gulino testified about the difficult task of examining the remains of 47 frozen fetuses discovered in Gosnell's clinic during a Feb. 18, 2010, raid by a federal-state prescription drug-abuse task force.

Gulino called it "unprecedented."

"This was something that in 15 to 16 years . . . I had never been asked to do," Gulino testified.

"There was no guidance on how to proceed," Gulino testified, adding that he asked fellow coroners, medical examiners, and forensic pathologists, who were as stumped as he.

Gulino said he finally opened the red and blue plastic bags from Gosnell's freezer, tagged the remains, and slowly let them thaw, to minimize decomposition.       


Monday, April 15, 2013

CNN's Anderson Cooper features information on Gosnell trial

CNN's program Anderson Cooper 360 covered the murder trial of abortion Kermit Gosnell on Friday night. 

The program notes how Pennsylvania's Board of Medicine dismissed a serious complaint against Gosnell.  In an eerily similar situation, a complaint filed against Michigan abortionist Robert Alexander was dismissed by Michigan's Board of Medicine.

The Pennsylvania Department of State, through its Board of Medicine, received a complaint a decade ago from a former employee of Dr. Gosnell, who according to the grand jury report, "laid out the whole scope of his operation: the unclean, unsterile conditions; the unlicensed workers; the unsupervised sedation; and the underage abortion patients; even the over-prescribing of pain pills with high resale value on the street." An investigator was assigned, but Gosnell was interviewed offsite. There was no inspection of the clinic or interviews with employees. Yet, the complaint was dismissed.

Detroit News covers Kermit Gosnell trial

On Friday, the Detroit News carried an Associated Press story on the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell and his employees. 
They say they were just doing what the boss trained them to do.

But eight former employees of a rundown West Philadelphia abortion clinic now face prison time for the work they did for Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Three have pleaded guilty to third-degree murder.

And Gosnell, 72, is on trial in the deaths of a patient and seven babies allegedly born alive.

In testimony at the capital murder trial this past month, an unlicensed doctor and untrained aides described long, chaotic days at the clinic. They said they performed grueling, often gruesome work for little more than minimum wage, paid by Gosnell under the table.

Don't forget to register for Legislative Day on April 23

Right to Life of Michigan's Legislative Day is fast approaching just as things are starting to heat up in the Legislature. Our Conscience Protection bill is pending on the Senate floor and important negotiations are ongoing over bills to remove abortion coverage from Obamacare insurance plans coming online in 2014. These prolife initiatives need a jolt of political momentum that only citizen lobbyists can deliver.

You are needed in Lansing on Tuesday, April 23rd for Legislative Day.

Do not underestimate the impact of your presence in Lansing. The hard work of prolife citizen lobbyists last session led to the passage of the Prolife Bus law, effectively regulating abortion clinics in our state. 

What we do matters. Click on the link here to directly register for Legislative Day on the RLM website.


Friday, April 12, 2013

Abortionist Kermit Gosnell by the numbers

If you're looking for an easy way to educate family and friends about the horrors at Kermit Gosnell's abortion clinic you can share this infographic created by the Pennsylvania Family Institute. 

Prolife U.S. House members speak out against Gosnell, media blackout

Yesterday, prolife members of the U.S. House of Representatives spoke on the House floor regarding the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell and the media blackout of the trial in the hopes of bringing awareness to Gosnell's horrible crimes. 

If you missed these speeches, you can view in the video below or on YouTube.

A picture says a thousand words as media don't show up to cover the Gosnell trial

Below is a picture from April 11 of the empty seats which have been reserved for the media during the Kermit Gosnell murder trial. If more than a handful of reporters had shown, they would have heard a former employee of Gosnell testify about working at his clinic as a high school student and how she saw him kill at least 5 infants after they were born alive. 

The picture was taken by JD Mullane, a news columnist for the Bucks County Courier Times. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Woman who assisted Gosnell with abortions as a high school student testifies

Today's testimony in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial featured the testimony of Ashley Baldwin.  Baldwin starting working at Gosnell's abortion clinic when she was 15-years-old.  In her testimony she says she saw at least 5 infants killed after surviving abortions. 

Baldwin, now 22, and the mother of a two-year-old, today told a Philadelphia jury hearing Gosnell's murder trial of her unusual hands-on medical apprenticeship.

She also told of seeing at least five aborted babies moving, breathing and, in one case, "screeching," after procedures at Gosnells' Women's Medical Society clinic at 3801 Lancaster Ave.......
Starting out answering phones, Baldwin quickly moved up in the organization. By the time authorities raided the clinic in February 2010, Baldwin was going to school and working as much as 50 hours a week in the clinic, sometimes into the early morning.

Baldwin said she assisted Gosnell in abortions, applying pressure to the mother's abdomen, handing the doctor instruments and equipment.

She said she also saw Gosnell use scissors to "snip" the neck of newborns who were moving after the procedure.


Dearborn abortion clinic set to close

Local prolife people have informed us that the American Family Planning abortion clinic in Dearborn is planning to close this Friday and the abortionist (73-year-old Joon-Nahm Ann) will retire.  Below is a picture of the exterior of the clinic.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Another Gosnell employee testifies about "snipping"

Abortion clinic employee Lynda Williams testified yesterday about her experience working with abortionist Kermit Gosnell.  Gosnell has been charged with eight counts of murder for killing a patient and seven infants who were killed after they survived abortions. 

Williams testified in a flat, emotionless voice and at times seemed catatonic, taking several seconds before reacting to questions.

One of her duties, Williams said, was to retrieve fetuses women would sometimes spontaneously abort in the waiting room after getting large doses of drugs to dilate the cervix.

One day, Williams testified, a woman expelled a second-trimester fetus into the toilet and it was moving.

Williams said she took a pair of scissors and snipped the spine as Gosnell showed her.

"I did it once, and I didn't do it again because it gave me the creeps," Williams said.


The most prolific serial killer you’ve never heard of

It could be argued that Kermit Gosnell is America’s most prolific serial killer. For decades he operated an abortion clinic in West Philadelphia which catered mostly to poor, urban women who did not want to be pregnant. Many women who came to the clinic were far along in their pregnancies. While some abortionists worry about the possibility of a child being born alive in late-term abortions, Gosnell didn’t because he made sure abortions would result in a dead child, even if it meant killing children who were born alive.

The media adage “if it bleeds, it leads” has at least one glaring exception. If children who survive abortions are the ones who are bleeding, the story won’t lead.

Not only has it not led, the story of Kermit Gosnell on trial has been largely ignored by national networks. While local reporters have daily been chronicling the horrifying exploits of Gosnell and his staff, national networks have taken a pass. Stories which reveal the logistics of “choice” won’t be coming to a television near you.

According to his employees, Gosnell used surgical scissors to cut the spinal cords of hundreds of children who survived abortion attempts at his rundown clinic. Prosecutors, who lack physical evidence to charge him with more killings, have charged Gosnell with killing 7 infants who were born alive following abortion procedures and a woman named Karnamaya Mongar who died while having an abortion due to a deadly dose of anesthesia drugs.

While the testimonies told by clinic employees are shocking, almost unbelievable and undeniably newsworthy, the vast majority of the American public has likely never heard of Kermit Gosnell. It is, however, a story that needs to be told.

In February of 2010, FBI agents and local detectives executed search warrants at Gosnell’s abortion clinic looking for evidence that Gosnell was writing illegal prescriptions. They found something much worse.

The Grand Jury Report of the Gosnell case notes that “when the team members entered the clinic, they were appalled, describing it to the Grand Jury as ‘filthy,’ ‘deplorable,’ ‘disgusting,’ ‘very unsanitary, very outdated, horrendous,’ and ‘by far, the worst’ that these experienced investigators had ever encountered. There was blood on the floor. A stench of urine filled the air. A flea‑infested cat was wandering through the facility, and there were cat feces on the stairs. Semi‑conscious women scheduled for abortions were moaning in the waiting room or the recovery room, where they sat on dirty recliners covered with blood‑stained blankets.”

Gosnell’s license was quickly suspended and in January of 2011 he was arrested and charged with eight counts of murder. His trial began on March 18, 2013.

The testimony of abortion clinic workers describing the actions of Gosnell and climate in the clinic has included one staffer sharing how she freaked out when she heard the screaming of one child who survived an abortion, another noting how he saw one baby take a breath, and another relaying Gosnell’s explanation for why he kept the severed feet of some of his victims in dozens of jars.

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Listen to Pastor Christopher Brooks share his prolife passion during today's teleseminar

We are looking forward to hearing from Pastor Christopher Brooks during today's Teleseminar.  Pastor Brooks will share his prolife passion!

Pastor Brooks is the keynote speaker for Right to Life of Michigan's Legislative Day. As the senior pastor at Evangel Ministries, a 1,500-member church in Detroit, Pastor Brooks encourages his church members to put their faith into practice.

In addition, we will also hear from Right to Life of Michigan Legislative Director Ed Rivet.

The Teleseminar will begin at 4 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 10).

Title: Excitement Building for Legislative Day
Teleseminar Time: Wednesday, April 10, at 4 p.m.

Phone number: (206) 402-0100
PIN Code: 662744#

To attend, visit:

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Michigan abortionist operating multiple clinics without proper licenses

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has confirmed that abortionist Theodore Roumell does not currently have the necessary state controlled substance licenses to operate abortion clinics which provide surgical abortions.  This is further evidence of how numerous abortion providers in Michigan have no regard for Michigan's laws or the safety and health of women. 

Roumell is a longtime abortionist who recently took over multiple abortion clinics which were previously owned by now-retired abortionist Alberto Hodari.  

Roumell was sued in 2010 by a woman whose second trimester abortion he badly botched in 2008.  According to the lawsuit, Roumell was unable to remove the child's head.  The woman was taken to a hospital where a hysterectomy was performed because of the various injuries caused by Roumell during his attempts to remove the child's head.  

The lawsuit against Roumell and the Womancare of Southfield abortion clinic was mentioned in Right to Life of Michigan's Abortion Abuses and State Regulator Agency Failure Report which was issued in March of 2012.


Monday, April 8, 2013

Gosnell employee recalls hearing aborted child scream

In her testimony today at the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, clinic employee Sherry West described an incident which "really freaked (her) out."  She relates how she heard a child who was born alive following an abortion scream and noted how she described the dead children as "specimens" so she could mentally deal with their deaths. 

A Delaware woman who worked for abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell recalled hearing one child "screaming" after it was delivered alive during an abortion procedure at Gosnell's West Philadelphia clinic......

"I can't describe it. It sounded like a little alien," West testified, telling a judge and Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury that the body of the child was about 18 to 24 inches long and was one of the largest babies she had seen delivered during abortion procedures at Gosnell's clinic.....

During her two years working for Gosnell, West said she also saw patients deliver "specimens" in the toilet, which she made a co-worker remove, adding she called aborted fetuses "specimens" because "it was easier to deal with mentally."


Michigan lawyer to be honored with Susan B. Anthony Young Leader Award

The Susan B. Anthony has announced that 4 young women will receive Susan B. Anthony Young Leader Awards at their annual Campaign for Life Gala on April 11.  One of those winners will be Mary Catherine (Katie) Wilcox, a Michigan lawyer who founded Students for Life of Michigan.

Congratulations Katie!
"These young women are leaders when it comes to protecting life at all stages. Like Lt. Governor Kleefisch and Congressman Ryan, they do not back down from a fight." said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List.  "Each one of these women has a unique set of talents and is using them to strengthen and grow the pro-life movement. We are grateful for these trailblazers who embody the legacy of our namesake, Susan B. Anthony."

Katie Wilcox – Katie is a lawyer at a Michigan firm and graduated from Ave Maria School of Law where she served as Vice President of the Lex Vitae ("Law of Life") Society. Her law review note, "Why the Equal Protection Clause Cannot ‘Fix' Abortion Law," was published in the Human Life Review and the Ave Maria Law Review. In high school, Katie volunteered for Right to Life of Michigan and started a Students for Life club. She went on to serve as President of Michigan State University Students for Life, where she planned the first statewide pro-life rally on MSU campus, and eventually founded Students for Life of Michigan.


"Absolutely NO Abortion Clinics"

The new owner of Reginald Sharpe's former abortion clinic in Livonia has put the building up for lease and he makes it clear that another abortionist won't be moving in. 

Photo by Lynn Mills

Friday, April 5, 2013

Congresswoman demands answers from Planned Parenthood on infanticide

Congressman Marsha Blackburn has sent a letter to Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, asking her to come clean on Planned Parenthood's advocacy against legislation to treat infants who survive abortion.  Blackburn's letter notes the recent testimony of a Planned Parenthood lobbyist in Florida who said any decision regarding how to treat an infant who survives abortion "should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician."
Planned Parenthood owes the American taxpayers answers to some very basic questions. Any organization receiving taxpayer funding should not lobby in support of expanding abortions, especially controversial propositions like infanticide which dramatically calls into question the way Constitutional rights are bestowed upon every person born in this country,” Blackburn said. “Planned Parenthood’s disturbing testimony is just one more reason why we must pass H.R. 61 – to end taxpayer funding for big abortion businesses through the Title X grant program.



Abortion clinic employee saw "about 100" infants killed after they were born alive

On Thursday, Stephen Massof testified in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial.  The unlicensed doctor said he saw about 100 infants born alive and then killed by having their spinal cords "snipped" after they survived abortions. 

Massof smiled oddly Thursday as he gave graphic testimony about conditions at the clinic, which he said deteriorated during his five-year tenure. He made only $200 to $300 a week to oversee a high volume of second-trimester patients going through labor — and, often, delivery. He said he saw at least one baby take a breath, and another jerk its leg. Gosnell told his staff that such movements were "spontaneous," Massof said.

Massof estimated that he saw about 100 babies born alive and then "snipped" with surgical scissors in the back of the neck, to ensure their "demise."


Thursday, April 4, 2013

New prolife T-Shirt - "I Stand for Life"

Are you prepared for National Pro-Life T-Shirt Week at the end of this month? Check out our newest t-shirt, you can order it in our online store

The text reads "At each point in history when vulnerable groups were threatened someone stood up on their behalf. I stand for life."

Senator Moolenaar editorial on religious freedom, conscience rights

The Detroit Free Press has an editorial by State Senator John Moolenaar in which he describes and defends SB 136, his legislation to protect the religious liberty and conscience rights of health care workers and health care entities.
This type of religious objection is not new to our state. In fact, Michigan has had a conscience protection law for individual health care providers regarding abortion for more than 30 years. This legislation is designed to extend conscience protection measures to health care services in general.

Consider the psychological impact on a medical professional who is forced to remove a life-sustaining feeding tube in violation of his or her conscience. Under this bill, that professional could object to violating his or her beliefs without fear of losing his or her job.




Philadelphia's House of Horrors

At the Weekly Standard, Gary Bauer provides his thoughts on the Kermit Gosnell murder trial.       
Gosnell is evil and possibly crazy, but he has said one reasonable thing since his arrest. When at his arraignment Gosnell was read the charges against him (one count of murder for the botched abortion and seven counts of murder for the born alive babies he killed) he responded, "I understand the one count. But I don't understand the seven counts."

Gosnell's bafflement is understandable. He operated in a country whose highest court has declared that the right to kill one's children is embedded in its constitution and whose president has opposed laws to criminalize some of the very acts for which Gosnell is being prosecuted.

Kermit Gosnell's victims will haunt our consciences for years to come, reminders not only of the abortionist who slaughtered them but also of the society that let it happen.       


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

This month is Abortion Recovery Awareness Month

April is Abortion Recovery Awareness Month. Even though our society tells us that abortion is legal for women, it has harmful after-effects on the lives it has touched. If you or someone you know is suffering after an abortion, confidential help is available.

2013 Prolife Youth Award winner named

James Knarian is Right to Life of Michigan's 2013 Youth Award recipient, nominated by Huron County Right to Life. James is graduating from Bad Axe High School and plans on attending Central Michigan University. His essay stressed that his generation has the power to end abortion through energetic effort and not fearing the controversy surrounding abortion when discussing it with others. His volunteering highlights include participating in many activities with Huron County Right to Life, attending the March for Life in Washington D.C., the annual Roe v. Wade memorial services in Huron County and local prolife youth rallies.

Katie DeVries of Grand Rapids Right to Life was the runner-up. Anna Mikowski of Grand Traverse Area Right to Life and Jennifer Evans of Barry County Right to Life also received honorable mentions. 

You can read excerpts from their essays and learn about their volunteer activities on our Youth Award page.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Michigan abortionist who recently closed two clinics botches another abortion

Shortly after closing his two abortion clinics, Reginald Sharpe was hired to perform abortions at the Summit Women's Center abortion clinic.  On March 23, he was performing abortions at Summit abortion clinic when an ambulance arrived, carted a woman out of the clinic and brought her to a local hospital.  Sharpe closed his two abortion clinics after filing for bankruptcy amidst being sued by former patients for botching abortions. 



Prolife Bus takes effect

On March 31, legislation to regulate abortion clinics in the state of Michigan took effect.  The legislation requires abortion clinics who perform more than 120 abortion a year and publicly advertise to be licensed by the state and be inspected.  Currently, only a small percentage of Michigan's abortion clinics are licensed and inspected.

Of Michigan's 32 clinics that offer surgical abortions, four have licenses. The state estimates 16 more abortion providers need to be licensed as freestanding outpatient surgical facilities under the law because they perform at least 120 abortions a year. Licensure brings annual inspections and a $238 yearly fee, though facilities can avoid licensure if they stop publicly advertising abortion services.


Planned Parenthood spokesperson testifies against providing life support to children who survive abortions

When asked what Planned Parenthood would do if a child survives a botched abortion, Florida Planned Parenthood's lobbyist Alisa LaPolt Snow responding by saying the following:

"We believe that any decision that's made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician,"