Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Retired abortionist left thousands of patients records at abandoned clinic

Infamous Michigan abortionist Alberto Hodari is coming under fire again after it was discovered that he unlawfully left thousands of patient files unattended at this former abortion clinic in Flint. 

According to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs records, Hodari is no longer licensed to practice as a physician.

When he closed down the Feminine Health Care Clinic in 2013, he abandoned hundreds of boxes filled with very private patient information.

ABC12 News talked a pro life activist who went into the facility earlier this month.

"The door opened and for me, the rest is history. It was all right there," she said.

She said when she looked inside, she saw hundreds of boxes of medical records, papers scattered all over the floor and piles of hypodermic needles.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New prolife TV ads hit airwaves in Michigan

Starting this week, two new prolife television ads will begin airing across Michigan. 

One ad is part of the compassion project and features Shauna sharing her story of being raped and conceiving her daughter. 

"The best way I really can describe being raped, it's really like a death. We live in a culture where children who are conceived in rape are still spoken of in terms of an animal's child, a monster's child. She's wiped away my tears when she didn't understand why I was crying and has just been with me through the darkness." -- Shauna

You can also watch Shauna’s full story here.

The second ad, Daffodil, features a poem from an unwed mother who considers the pain of a past abortion experienced in springtime.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Congressman Walberg calls for Senate Democrats to end filibuster of human trafficking legislation

Congressman Tim Walberg recently wrote an editorial for the Jackson Citizen Patriot on a bill to help victims of human trafficking which has stalled because abortion advocates want it to include funding for abortion. 

The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act was another of the 12 bills. The legislation includes several provisions to curb human trafficking, including boosting services for victims and enhancing the ability of law enforcement to further crack down on both buyers and sellers in the sex trafficking industry.

Sadly, progress stalled in the Senate last week because of the type of political maneuvering that frustrates so many, myself included.

Some Democratic Senators claimed language in the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act that prevents taxpayer-funded abortion -- also known as the Hyde Amendment and previously enacted into law -- is the reason for filibustering this much-needed legislation.

Never mind the fact the exact same language was included when a dozen Democratic Senators decided to co-sponsor the bill and when it was unanimously passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.


Monday, March 23, 2015

How supporting assisted suicide encourages some to think they have a duty to die

At First Things, Wesley J. Smith writes about the danger of supporting the suicides of family and friends.

Is it right or wrong to support a loved one’s suicide? This seems to be one of those issues, increasingly prevalent in our society, about which debate is not possible: The answer depends on one’s overarching worldview. Some will believe that their duty is to support their family member’s choice, come what may. Others, including this writer, believe that supporting suicide is an abandonment that validates loved ones’ worst fears about themselves—that they are a burden, unworthy of love, or truly better off dead.

Either way, there is no question that family backing for suicide furthers the normalization of hastened death as a proper response to human suffering. Such normalization, over time, will put increasing pressure on those coping with the infirmities of age and with the debilitations of serious illnesses and disabilities to view their suicides as not only a suitable approach, but perhaps even as an obligation to those they love.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Despicable filibuster continues at behest of abortion lobby

The editors at the National Review have written about Senate Democrats' decision to filibuster a bill to help sex trafficking victims because the bill doesn’t include abortion funding.

The abortion lobby commands vast amounts of campaign money and other political resources, and Democrats are taking the opportunity to reiterate their fealty to the peculiar breed of monomania that inflicts organizations such as EMILY’s List and NARAL, the latter of which cares so very much about abortion that it excised the word from its name for marketing purposes.

There are thousands of people, overwhelmingly women, who have been brought to this country by human traffickers and are being held as virtual slaves, often (but not exclusively) for the purpose of forcing them into prostitution. These are human beings reduced to the condition of meat, and they need many kinds of help – and the only thing that Harry Reid et al. care about is whether they are eligible under the law for a publicly financed abortion.

This is a ghastly elevation of politics over basic human decency. Specifically, it is an indefensible elevation of Harry Reid’s political interests over those of the most vulnerable among us.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Choose Life license plate legislation passes the Michigan Senate

By a 26-11 vote, legislation to create a "Choose Life" specialty plate in Michigan was approved by the Michigan Senate today. The legislation now moves on to the Michigan House. 

Funds generated by the sale of “Choose Life” plates in Michigan will be directed to the Choose Life Michigan fund. The board of the nonprofit prolife committee, Choose Life Michigan, will then disperse the money to organizations that submit grant proposals for specific abortion prevention projects.

The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow for the sale of license plates as a fundraiser for Choose Life Michigan.

Senators voted 26-11 along party lines Wednesday to approve the bill, which would collect a $25 donation for buyers of the license plate. The $25 would go to the Choose Life Fund, backed by Right to Life Michigan.



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Senate Democrats Block Human Trafficking Bill

Today, Democratic U.S. senators voted to block the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act because it did not include abortion funding.  
The Senate voted 55-43 to end debate on an amended version of the bill, falling short of the 60 votes needed for the measure to advance. A second vote to end debate on the underlying bill also failed to muster the necessary votes. In both cases, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., changed his vote to "no" — a procedural move that allows him to bring the bill up again later.

Four Democratic senators sided with Republicans: Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

McConnell warned Democrats before the vote that they would suffer political consequences if they blocked the bill.

"If Democrats actually vote to filibuster a bill to help victims of modern-day slavery, I can't imagine the American people will forget," he said, calling the filibuster "a historic mistake."

Michigan’s U.S. senators (Senator Gary Peters and Senator Debbie Stabenow) both voted against helping victims of human trafficking.  Senator Peters signed on as a co-sponsor of this legislation less than two weeks ago but voted against the legislation because it didn’t include abortion funding. 



Story of leaving abortion clinic and choosing life prompts others to share

Kimberly Henderson became an internet sensation when a video of her singing her daughter Vaida to sleep went viral.  Currently, it has been viewed on YouTube more than 4 million times. 

Over the weekend, Kimberly shared on Facebook how she waited in an abortion clinic for 7 hours before walking out and choosing life for Vaida. 

Two years ago today I was sitting in an abortion clinic thinking not having Vaida was best for me.

People remember dates for birthdays, and anniversaries. Well this date is forever burned in my brain. It's a day that I will remember and I remember every single detail of that day. I think that is Gods way of showing me that HIS plan is and will always be greater and bigger than anything and everything I've ever known.

I sat in the abortion clinic for nearly 7 hours. I remember wearing a pink t shirt that was soaking wet from crying. Below is my post from that day and I remember crying the entire time I was writing it. I hope that by sharing this that it touches someone.

In response to her post, more than 100 other individuals who contemplated abortion have shared their stories of choosing life for their children (often sharing pictures as well).


HT: Live Action News

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Abortion Extremists: Senate Democrats threaten to block human trafficking bill if it doesn’t allow abortions to be funded

In one of the more disgraceful political maneuvers of the year, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and his democratic colleagues in the U.S. Senate are threatening to block a vote on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 unless it allows funds in the bill to be used to pay for abortions.
Among other items, the bill increases penalties on perpetrators of human trafficking, increases compensation for victims of human trafficking, and allows the Department of Justice to provide grants to develop or expand programs to deter human trafficking. 

The bill was introduced on January 13 of this year and currently has 32 co-sponsors including 12 Democrats, including Michigan’s Gary Peters who signed on as a co-sponsor on March 4.  This was truly a bi-partisan bill as numerous Democratic senators voiced their support for the bill on the Senate floor on March 4 and the bill was voted out of committee unanimously. 

Earlier this week and nearly two months after the bill was introduced, the Democrats noticed the bill includes a provision (similar to the long-standing Hyde Amendment) which says the funding in the bill cannot be used to pay for abortions. 

That’s when Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and his colleagues first threatened and then promised to prevent a vote on the legislation unless it allowed funds to be used to pay for abortions.

The events presented a difficult challenge for Democrats, forcing them to decide if their support for abortion rights justified blocking passage of a sex trafficking measure designed to help children and women. They privately conceded they lacked the votes to strip out the abortion portion of the bill they oppose, although they expressed confidence they had enough support to prevent passage of the entire measure.

At the same time, they were forced to consider whether their aides had failed to read the bill closely enough to discover the provision when the bill was made public in January, or when it was approved unanimously in the Senate Judiciary Committee late last month.
Please contact Michigan’s two U.S. Senators (Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters) and urge them to allow a vote on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. Victims of human trafficking need help and support, not abortions.  




Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Choose Life License Plates could be on their way to Michigan

On March 5, the Michigan Senate Transportation Committee reported SB 84 out of committee by a vote of 4‑1. If passed by the state legislature and signed by the governor, SB 84 would authorize a Choose Life fundraising license plate. The license plate would raise funds for organizations that submit grant proposals for specific abortion prevention projects. The bill stipulates that the funds will be used to promote alternatives to abortion, including adoption, provide practical support to pregnant women, and conduct outreach to at‑risk populations regarding positive pregnancy options.

Choose Life license plates are a common way states allow charities to help women experiencing an unplanned pregnancies. More than 25 states have passed Choose Life license plate legislation including Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Michigan has allowed a wide variety of special causes to raise funds using specialty plates including Michigan’s 15 state-supported universities, the Boy Scouts of America, breast cancer awareness, lighthouse preservation, veterans’ memorial, water quality, wildlife habitat, and disaster relief through the American Red Cross and Salvation Army.

If the legislation passes, the money would be used to support pregnant women and promote alternatives to abortion. The legislation directs that “money disbursed to the Choose Life Michigan Fund under this section shall be distributed to eligible nonprofit organizations that expend money on projects that promote alternatives to abortion.” Eligible non-profits include “crisis pregnancy centers, homes for pregnant women, and other organizations that provide practical support to pregnant women, provide practical outreach to at‑risk populations, and promote life‑saving programs and projects as alternatives to abortion.”

Unfortunately, pro-abortion groups are already lying about this legislation. Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion provider in the United States, opposes this legislation and in an e-mail to supporters, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan falsely claimed “tax dollars” would be used to administer the funds from the Choose Life license plates. This claim is false. The proceeds from the sale of specialty license plates (they cost an additional $35 per year) fund the administration costs and the grants to eligible non-profits.

On the other hand, Planned Parenthood receives more than $500 million a year in government funding.

Those in favor of legal abortion often claim they are not in favor of abortion but the choice to have an abortion. Only organizations that are pro-abortion would be opposed to prolife people using their own money to buy license plates which help fund efforts to help women in unplanned pregnancies choose life. None of the funds or distribution of funds can legally prevent a woman from obtaining an abortion.


Friday, March 6, 2015

Choose Life license plate moving through legislative process

On March 5, the Michigan Senate Transportation Committee reported out SB 84 authorizing a Choose Life fundraising license plate by a vote of 4-1.  The license plate would raise funds for organizations that submit grant proposals for specific abortion prevention projects. The bill stipulates that the funds will be used to promote alternatives to abortion, including adoption, provide practical support to pregnant women, and conduct outreach to at-risk populations regarding positive pregnancy option.

The legislation now moves to the full senate. 

"The overarching goal it to make sure that we've got life-affirming policies and resources put in place for mothers that are finding themselves in not ideal situations," sponsoring Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, said after a 4-1 vote in the Senate Transportation Committee.

"..It actually provides those services, and support services necessary to support women who've made the choice to go off and support life."