Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Infamous abortionist Kermit Gosnell considered himself "in a war against poverty" when he killed babies

Convicted murderer and former abortionist Kermit Gosnell gave a jail house phone interview to Philadelphia Magazine and said he was unrepentant for his crimes, which included countless infanticides of born-alive babies and the death of a woman. He called himself a soldier in the war on poverty. We believe babies are not the enemy and that you don't reduce poverty by killing the poor.

Talking publicly for the first time since his trial and conviction on three counts of murder, one count of involuntary manslaughter and more than 200 counts of violating Pennsylvania’s Abortion Control Act, Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell insists he is “spiritually innocent.” 

Speaking exclusively to Philadelphia magazine writer Steve Volk for a new magazine article and e-book, Gosnell—who was convicted in May of snipping the necks of babies born alive during abortion procedures in his West Philadelphia clinic—believes he was serving the best interests of his community and the women who came to him. 

“In an ideal world,” he said, “we’d have no need for abortion. But bringing a child into the world when it cannot be provided for, that there are not sufficient systems to support, is a greater sin. I considered myself to be in a war against poverty, and I feel comfortable with the things I did and the decisions I made.”

Friday, September 20, 2013

Prolife artwork at Grand Rapids' Art Prize

A woman who survived abortion attempts while in her mother's womb in India is sharing the prolife message through photography with people who will flock to Grand Rapids to see Art Prize 2013.  
Photo of "IMAGE"
“IMAGE” brings my story to life in celebrating pregnancy and birth. It is a series of sequential photographs of mother and child before and after birth to emphasize that children are knit together in their mothers’ wombs (Ps. 139) and made in the IMAGE of God (Gen 1:27). It is displayed as a lenticular, emphasizing the before and after of pregnancy. As you walk by it, you will be able to see and feel the change. As this is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and abortion is becoming so normalized, I believe, God through my story gave me a real heart to have a voice for unborn children. Whether one week or full term, a child in the womb is a human being and should be treated as an IMAGE bearer of God.

18 months ago, I took some photographs of my sister-in-law and newborn nephew, which unbeknownst to me, the Lord was using as a starting block for "IMAGE". 17 women participated in making it possible. I knew all but two of the women prior to beginning this piece and each were more than willing to participate as they also value the sanctity of life. 


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Abortionist in Indiana failed to report statutory rape of 13-year-old

Prolife advocates in Indiana have discovered that an abortionist who operates a clinic in Fort Wayne failed to notify authorities after performing an abortion on a 13-year-old girl. 

Allen County Right to Life Executive Director Cathie Humbarger said she and sidewalk counselor Evelyn Witte of Fort Wayne filed complaints with the attorney general and the Indiana Medical Licensing Board alleging Dr. Ulrich Klopfer performed the abortion Feb. 7 at the Fort Wayne Women’s Health Organization but did not report it to the Indiana Department of Health until July 25.

Under state law, abortions on patients under age 14 must be reported within three days to the Health Department and the Indiana Department of Child Services because sex with a girl under 14 is recognized as child molesting in Indiana, no matter how old the male is. The anti-abortion group said it discovered the case because Humbarger regularly reviews public terminated pregnancy reports.


Abortion advocates vandalize prolife display at Eastern Michigan

This week prolife students at Eastern Michigan displayed 915 pink crosses to represent the 915 unborn children killed at Planned Parenthood abortion clinics on a daily basis.  Abortion advocates stole and vandalized some of the crosses. 

“They don’t want the truth to get out, which is why yesterday protestors at Eastern Michigan called us liars, screamed at us, and tried to pass out free condoms to divert students’ attention away from our display so they couldn’t learn the truth,” she said. “We know Planned Parenthood is on to what we are doing, and we expect from here on out to have many more protesters at our display as we are hitting them where it hurts…their pocketbooks…by simply showing this generation the truth.”



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Founder of Global Down Syndrome Foundation discusses the horrible counseling she received

At Townhall.com, Michelle Sie Whitten, the founder of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, talks about the terrible counseling she received when she discovered her unborn daughter had Down Syndrome and her refusal to take her life because of it.
Whitten's passion for others was challenged by the news and pressure that was to come when she and her husband were 18 weeks pregnant with their first child. Upon seeing her amniocentesis that revealed her daughter had Down syndrome, Whitten described what she deemed as a “horrible experience.”

“I got the amnio at 18 weeks, then the genetics counselor showed a video," she said. "I remember it like yesterday. I could tell it was poorly done. It started by showing a child with Down syndrome and the narrator said, ‘There is an X percent chance your child will die in utero, there is a Y percent chance your child will die before age one, there is a Z percent chance your child will die before three. If your child lives, he or she will be susceptible to a number of medical conditions.’”

The video proceeded to list the possible medical conditions for what Whitten said seemed like an “eternity.” After the amateurish video finished, the genetics counselor returned and told her, “80 to 90 percent of parents abort children with Down syndrome, and you can too.”

 Whitten chose life for her daughter Sophia. Sophia is now 10-years-old.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Teleseminar tomorrow featuring petition drive update

Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. we'll host a free Teleseminar update on the NO Taxes for Abortion Insurance petition drive. RLM President Barbara Listing will provide an update on deadline and RLM Legislative Director Ed Rivet will explain what will happen after the petitions are submitted to the Elections Division of the Secretary of State's office. Click the link below to listen in tomorrow online!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Deadline set for statewide petition drive

Because of the hard work of prolife volunteers, a deadline date for submitting NO Taxes for Abortion Insurance petitions is set. The state-wide petition drive will end in September. Petitions should be post-marked by Monday, September 30. Keep collecting signatures through September 30, but send in petitions immediately as they are completed.

We have surpassed the legal requirement of 258,088 signatures to initiate the Abortion Insurance Opt-Out legislation, but we must have a large cushion of extra signatures to ward off any potential challenge. Our work is not done.

More information on the petition drive

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Detroit residents account for 25% of abortions performed on state residents

Did you know? In Michigan, Detroit accounts for only 7 percent of the population, but in 2012, 25 percent of Michigan residents having abortion were from Detroit. We think the best way to reverse the population decline of our largest city and the state of Michigan is to stop the killing of our innocent future generations. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Flint abortion clinic closes

Local prolifers have informed Right to Life of Michigan that an abortion clinic called the Feminine Health Care Clinic in Flint has closed.

For years, this clinic was owned by infamous abortionist Alberto Hodari and was recently run by abortionist Theodore Roumell.

This closure continues the remarkable trend of abortion clinic closures in Michigan over the last 2 years.  Since November of 2011, there have been 10 Michigan abortion clinics which have closed their doors.  There are now 28 freestanding abortion clinics in Michigan.

Since 1987, the number of abortion businesses in Michigan has dropped from 72 to 28, and the number of abortions performed in Michigan has dropped 52.7 percent. 

The now closed Feminine Health Care Clinic in Flint