Thursday, May 29, 2014

Extreme Weight Loss features contestant dealing with post-abortion pain

In this season’s premiere episode, ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss featured a woman dealing with depression caused by post-abortion pain.  Charita is a wife and mother who became depressed after her abortion as a teenager and began to struggle with her weight. 

In the video clip below, Charita tells her parents for the first time about her abortion and how she has struggled with it for ten years.

Remembering Maya Angelou’s prolife testimony

On May 28, famous poet and author Maya Angelou passed away.  Unbeknownst to many, Maya Angelou chose life over abortion.  Feminists for Life has posted an article Angelou wrote for Family Circle magazine in 2001 regarding her teenage pregnancy and her decision to choose life.

I was scared to pieces. Back then, if you had money, there were some girls who got abortions, but I couldn’t deal with that idea. Oh, no. No. I knew there was somebody inside me. So I decided to keep the baby.......

I’m telling you that the best decision I ever made was keeping that baby! Yes, absolutely. Guy was a delight from the start — so good, so bright, and I can’t imagine my life without him.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Video Compilation of Planned Parenthood's Lies, Corruption and Scandal

The prolife group Live Action has released a video compilation of their various undercover investigations into Planned Parenthood abortion clinics which have taken place over six years.  They describe the video by saying, "These investigations and subsequent public education campaigns have revealed malfeasance, lawlessness, and contempt for human life and safety at all levels of the organization, from the local counselors and nurses all the way up to the CEO's desk."


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Michigan woman charged with killing her infant

Melissa Mitin, a 24-year-old woman from Okemos, has been charged with murder after allegedly suffocating her newborn daughter.

According to court records, Dr. Joyce deJong, Ingham County’s medical examiner, ruled the death a “homicide due to a positional asphyxiation or due to a positional cause,” although she could not determine during autopsy how the baby was suffocated.

In his testimony, Reed said Mitin had not known about her pregnancy and the baby’s death “had been intentional — or intentional acts involved in (an) attempt to conceal this birth.”


Friday, May 16, 2014

Washington Post fails to check science on when life begins, exposes media's bias on abortion

In a flailing attempt to attack a prolife politician for making a statement about the science of when life begins, the Washington Post exposed how media bias on abortion prevents most journalists from doing what they should do. 

At the Federalist, Brandon McGinley examines the number of errors in the Washington Post piece and compares the blind eye most journalists turn towards the abortion industry to Upton Sinclair’s work to expose the meatpacking industry. 

I couldn’t help but think of the celebrated muckraker Sinclair as Philip Bump’s attempt to discuss when life begins on the Washington Post’s “The Fix” blog ricocheted around the Internet yesterday.  It wasn’t just the content of Bump’s effort at explanatory journalism—the obedient acceptance of a pro-abortion organization’s spin, the ignorance of embryonic science—that was so galling.  More than that, it was the posture of incuriosity toward his topic that showed just how poorly today’s media compares with the courageous figures of years past......

In the same way, the media continues to permit the practice of abortion in America to go on without scrutiny.  Let us be clear: This is not a political complaint, but a journalistic scandal.  The great conceits of journalism—speaking truth to power, confronting the public with uncomfortable realities, giving a voice to the voiceless—are all abandoned when it comes to abortion.

What if we had a latter-day Upton Sinclair willing to expose our abortion regime, rather than the incurious mandarins who pathetically claim his mantle?  What would he find when he opens the door to the dungeon?

We’ve seen this bias and blind eye in Michigan as well.  When Right to Life of Michigan released a thorough, in-depth report on abortion clinic abuses and state regulatory agency failure in Michigan, the majority of media outlets could have cared less.  It wasn’t until the city of Muskegon shut down the filthy abortion clinic operated by Robert Alexander (more than a year after the initial report was released), that a couple of media outlets began to expose the problems which were noted in the report. 

When we exposed that the Michigan Democratic Party used a notorious abortion clinic owner in an ad supporting Gary Peters and that part of the ad was likely filmed inside an abortion clinic, not a single mainstream media outlet in Michigan took notice.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Warren Buffett has given more than $1 billion to pro-abortion groups

Columnist Dan Gainor did the math and found that Warren Buffett gave pro-abortion groups $1.2 billion from 2001 to 2012. That's enough money to pay for approximately 2.7 million abortions. He's given a massive sum, almost $290 million, to Planned Parenthood.

Imagine what $1.2 billion could do for agencies that provide real parenthood assistance to women, men and children?


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Remembering Gosnell and his crimes

Convicted murderer and former abortionist Kermit Gosnell
May 13th, 2014, is the one year anniversary of abortionist Kermit Gosnell being convicted for 3 counts of first degree murder in the deaths of children who survived his attempt to abort them.

Joe Carter lists "9 Things You Should Know About the Gosnell Infanticide and Murder Trial."

1. Gosnell was arrested in January 2011, charged with eight counts of murder: one patient died under his care after a botched abortion, and seven infants supposedly born alive whose spinal cords Gosnell  severed with scissors.
2. According to prosecutors in Philadelphia, Gosnell catered to minorities, immigrants, and poor women, and made millions of dollars over 30 years performing illegal and late-term abortions in squalid and barbaric conditions. Gosnell took extra precautions with white women from the suburbs, according to the grand jury report. He ushered them into a slightly cleaner area because he thought they would be more likely to file a complaint.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Thanking the women who brought his children into this world

In the New York Post, columnist William McGurn shares some thoughts on Mother’s Day and his appreciation for his wife and the biological mothers of his children.

Mother’s Day is a good day in our house, partly because of the general bonhomie that links us with the many moms in our lives. There’s my wife, the mother of my children. There’s also her mother and my mother, both still with us and adored by their grandchildren.
And in the special recesses of our hearts, there are three more. These are the women who brought our daughters into the world — three women in China whom we have never met and whose names we don’t even know but to whom we owe our family.

Temple University football player shares how he was almost aborted

Khalif Hebrin is wide receiver/kick returner for the Temple University football team.  The Philadelphia Daily News recently shared his personal story of almost being aborted and being saved by Lynda Jones, who adopted him. 

In September 1994, Jones received a long-distance call from a cousin she'd never been close with, Denise Herbin (pronounced UR-bin). The voice sounded frantic, saying she was going to have an abortion. So Jones immediately drove from North Jersey to South Carolina.........

"I'm not supposed to be here. My mom was going to get an abortion. I've come to understand just how fragile life is, how important the small things are. Just being able to wake up. I know in the back of my mind, a lot of people didn't wake up today. Or they might not get to sleep tonight."

Every November, Khalif celebrates his biological mother’s birthday even though he hasn’t seen her in 15 years. 

"People wonder why I would do that for someone who didn't want me," Khalif explained. "My mom encouraged that when I was a kid. [She] could have got an abortion. She was smart enough to say, 'I'm going to give him to the right person.' "


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Detroit News' Laura Berman doesn’t understand health insurance law

Detroit News columnist Laura Berman doesn’t like Michigan’s Abortion Insurance Opt-Out law which opts the state out of abortion insurance coverage except by optional rider. 

Her newest column’s title declares “Michigan abortion insurance riders just a mirage” and claims that federal law outlaws insurance companies from offering riders. 
Since Berman doesn’t cite the part of the law she’s referring to, it’s difficult to understand the source of her claim below.

Not so. In fact, the state “opt-out” rider law clashes with provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which outlaws both separate riders and any government subsidy of abortion. Under federal law, insurers cannot offer a rider to a standard, inclusive policy. And the new state law bars insurers from including elective abortion coverage in any policy, on or off the exchange.

The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) doesn’t outlaw separate riders.  Starting in 2014, it outlaws exclusionary riders in all health insurance plans.  This appears to be what Berman is talking about.  Exclusionary riders are a form of rider which insurers used to exclude covering a certain condition or body part.  Other riders, which add coverage to plans, are not outlawed.

The Affordable Care Act explicitly allows states to opt-out of abortion coverage.  This is why more than 20 states have opted out of abortion insurance coverage, including many which have included optional rider language.

That Berman doesn’t understand this shows the shoddiness of her work.  In her never ending attempts to attack this prolife law, Berman assumes legislators lied without doing the research necessary to know what she’s writing about.  Berman is entitled to her own opinion on whether insurance should cover abortion but she’s not entitled to make up stuff. 

Berman goes on to disprove her assertion and her column's title later in the column when she notes that a number of insurance companies are offering abortion riders in their group plans at a very small cost. Obviously, abortion insurance isn't a mirage.

Group insurance isn’t affected by the federal health care reform, so some of the state’s largest insurers — including Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, Health Alliance Plan and United Health Care — are offering riders to large group customers......

So far, the group abortion riders are affordable. For example, Blue Cross charges its corporate customers a penny to 32 cents per member for the rider.

Group insurance isn’t affected by the federal health care reform?  What an absurd assertion.  Does Berman not understand the federal health care law at all?  Anyone who knows anything about Obamacare knows that it does affect group insurance.   

Berman is upset that insurance companies are, at this point, apparently not offering abortion insurance riders on individual plans.  As shown above, this is not because insurance companies can't, it's because they've decided not to at the moment, most likely because the demand for them is so low.  Only 3% of Michigan's abortions were paid for by insurance in 2012.  If Berman is upset insurance companies in Michigan aren't offering a product she believes should be available, then she should take it up with them. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Senate Majority PAC ad misrepresents Terri Lynn Land

The Senate Majority PAC has produced an ad which misrepresents Michigan's U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land by deceitfully citing Right to Life of Michigan. The ad falsely states that Terri Lynn Land wants to outlaw common forms of birth control.

Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, "I want to set the record straight. Right to Life of Michigan does not have a position on contraception. It is reprehensible to cite Right to Life of Michigan in a deceptive political ad as the source of Terri Lynn Land's position on an issue in which we are not involved."

Right to Life of Michigan was never contacted by the Senate Majority PAC regarding our endorsement criteria or our policies as an organization.

The Right to Life of Michigan PAC, which has endorsed Terri Lynn Land for the U.S. Senate, does not consider the issue of birth control when making endorsements of candidates. Right to Life of Michigan is focused on abortion, infanticide and assisted suicide.

Terri Lynn Land's opponent, Rep. Gary Peters and his allies, cannot defend Peters' radical pro-abortion position which includes support for partial-birth abortion, sex-selection abortions and tax funded abortions. Because of Gary Peters' extreme position in support of abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, he has tried to attack Terri Lynn Land by misrepresenting her.

Listing said, "For those looking for the truth about candidates, consider the source. It is clear the Senate Majority PAC cannot be trusted."

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Congressman Gary Peters meets with president of leading abortion provider

Less than a week after the Michigan Democratic Party posted an ad featuring an abortion clinic owner supporting Congressman Gary Peters, Peters met with the president of America’s leading abortion provider.  In pictures posted on Facebook by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Peters is seen chatting with Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.  

Cecile Richards and Gary Peters via PPAM Facebook

Planned Parenthood is America’s leading abortion provider.  In 2012, they provided 327,166 abortion.  This is more than 1/4 of the abortions performed in America annually. 



Friday, May 2, 2014

Michigan Democrats use late-term abortion clinic owner to attack Terri Lynn Land - Really?

The Michigan Democratic Party recently released a video in which a number of women attack U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land and praise Congressman Gary Peters, who is also a candidate for U.S. Senate.

One of the women in the ad appears to be abortion clinic owner Renee Chelian.

Chelian is the owner of Northland Family Planning, a group of three abortion clinics in the Detroit area which provide abortions through 24 weeks of pregnancy.  They provide around 1/4 of all abortions performed in Michigan.  We recently noted how the Northland abortion clinics were using abortion coupons to bring in customers.

At the start of the video the woman below says, “I’m Renee” and later says, “Choosing Gary Peters means protecting my daughters’ and your daughters’ future.”

Below is a photo of Renee Chelian from an article in Bloomberg Business which revealed that Chelian and her husband paid themselves more than $200,000 in 2012 and live in a "6,500-square-foot home in the upscale neighborhood of West Bloomfield."  It appears that Chelian might even be wearing the same pink shirt she wore the day of the Bloomberg photo shot.

Renee Chelian via Bloomberg Business

It also appears the video of Renee may have even been shot at one of her abortion clinics.  While making her comments on the video, Renee is standing in front of “Exam Room 1" which has a exam chair in the upright position with the stirrups up.

Northland's Abortion Business is Booming

In an interview with a pro-abortion web site, Lara Chelian, the appointment center manager at Northland, said the late-term abortion business at the Northland abortion clinics has been growing recently as a number of abortion clinics in Ohio have closed.  In that interview, she said:
“We estimate 30 to 40 patients a month are coming from Ohio, and that is a low estimate,” said Chelian. “It seems to increase every week because of the clinic closures and people making appointments for late-term abortions.” 

While Renee Chelian thinks electing Gary Peters means protecting "your daughters' future," Chelian doesn't believe in protecting all daughters.  Every year, thousands of unborn Michigan daughters are killed at her abortion clinics in Michigan and she and her family profit off of it.  

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Local sheriff in Michigan saved life by refusing to transport inmate for abortion

Sheriff Kim Cole via Mason County Press
The Mason County Press shared Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole's speech at the Mason County Right to Life dinner.  Sheriff Cole saved a child's life by not agreeing to transport a female inmate for an abortion without a court order.  The woman eventually changed her mind, choose life and made an adoption plan for her child.

“Last summer, sometime in July or August, I was sitting at my desk and the department nurse came to see me. She told me that we had another pregnant inmate — we had four at one time — at that the girl wanted an abortion.

“I said no. The taxpayers of Mason County weren’t going to pay for that. If she wanted to get an abortion she would have to get a court order.”
“She gave me a call on my cell phone and I got to go to the hospital and hold the little guy,” Cole said. “I keep a picture of us together on my desk and on my phone.”