Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Responding to assault, pregnancy

Those seeking public office are frequently asked about the abortion issue. Unfortunately, the media has twisted how some have explained their prolife position and how we as a society should respond when a woman becomes pregnant from assault.

Rape and incest are horrific crimes and those who commit these crimes should be punished and their victims should be supported. Abortion doesn't undo the harm that has been caused. All unborn children, regardless of how they were conceived, are living human beings who deserve to be protected.


Tim Tebow's mom speaks at Holland Right to Life's dinner

On Tuesday night, Pam Tebow spoke at the annual dinner of Right to Life of the Holland Area about her prolife beliefs.

Pam Tebow, mother of Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow, was the guest speaker at the 30th annual, $50-plate Focus on Life benefit dinner for Right to Life of the Holland Area.

Tebow recounted the story of her difficult pregnancy, which received national media attention in 2010 when it was announced that CBS would air a commercial during that year's Super Bowl celebrating her choice to give birth. Conservative Christian group Focus on the Family sponsored the ad.

While pregnant with her son in the Phillipines, Pam Tebow contracted amoebic dysentery. Doctors told her the antibiotics she took to kill the intestinal infection could cause permanent damage to the fetus.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Life After 40: Week 29

During the 29th week of pregnancy, the baby’s bones have finished forming, though they are soft in preparation for continued growth.


Monday, October 29, 2012

RLM President Barbara Listing promotes prolife candidates with radio ads

With the production of two radio ads, the Right to Life of Michigan Political Action Committee is helping prolife voters know who proudly supports the inalienable right to life. 

"Crucial," explains if you believe in protecting the rights of the unborn, your support for Mitt Romney is crucial. The fact is our current president not only promotes abortion, but he voted to deny any protections for babies born after a failed abortion. 

"Deciding," recognizes that deciding which State Supreme Court justices to vote for is a challenge. But, if you want to protect life at every stage, please remember Stephen Markman, Colleen O'Brien and Brian Zahra.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Chen Guangcheng honored with human rights award

Christian Bale was criticized in 2011 for his role in a movie that was accused of being Chinese propaganda, but in an effort to prove critics wrongs he attempted to meet Chen Guangcheng, the blind lawyer and forced-abortion opponent then under house arrest, to bring attention to China's atrocious one-child policy. Bale finally got the chance to shake the man's hand Wednesday.
The star of the night was Mr. Chen, a self-taught lawyer who has drawn attention to human rights abuses in China, in one case bringing a class action lawsuit against officials in the Shandong Province for brutal enforcement of the one-child policy. Consequently, he and his family have been subjected to torture and imprisonment by the Chinese government.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Planned Parenthood staff caught lying about safety of abortion

Today, the prolife group Live Action released calls made to Planned Parenthood offices where women were injured after botched abortions in recent months and years.  During the calls, an investigator asks clinic staff if anyone has been hurt at their clinic. 

The staff at these clinics where medical emergencies recently occurred tell the investigator that no one has been hurt from abortion at their clinic and that abortion is "not at all" dangerous.  The video includes a call tp the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Chicago which is responsible for the July 2012 death of a young woman named Tonya Reaves.  When asked "So no one has ever been hurt at your clinic?" the Planned Parenthood employee says, "No" despite the fact a woman died from an abortion at that same clinic three months ago. 

Life After 40: Week 28

During the 28th week of pregnancy, the baby's eyelids have reopened and the baby’s eyelashes are present.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How pregnancy can change your outlook on life

Check out our latest Real Life Story, submitted from a mother who was pro-abortion before she had her first daughter. Her daughter has Down syndrome, and now she can't understand why people would vote for candidates who would do nothing about the shockingly high abortion rates for disabled children.
Prior to having my first child, I was solidly “pro-choice.” Live and let live, I said! To each their own! I can vividly recall arguing with my future mother-in-law and her best friend about it: “I’d never get one but I shouldn’t be able to tell another woman what to do with her body!” Fifteen years later I wonder how those two kept their cool with a very naive 20-year-old me. To their credit, they never once called me stupid to my face.

It didn’t occur to me at the time how flawed my reasoning was: not just flawed, but completely asinine. I had the talking points down well before the “war on women.” The National Organization of Women had nothing on me—until I became pregnant, that is.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Planned Parenthood president volunteering full-time for Obama campaign

Abortion industry giant Planned Parenthood has a lot at stake in this year's election.  Mitt Romney has pledged to sign a bill to eliminate their federal funding while President Obama has been a tireless advocate for America's leading abortion provider and his administration has even filled in to provide federal tax dollars when individual states have de-funded them. 

To thank President Obama for his help, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has taken time off of her regular duties to volunteer full-time for the Obama campaign.
"In a new video the Obama campaign released today, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards says she is taking a break from her 'day job' to help re-elect the President because our 'daughters and grand daughters' future depends on it.' At a taxpayer funded salary of almost $400,000 a year, Ms. Richards may be able to afford to take a few weeks off to help, but the President has embraced a partner whose radical abortion-first agenda repeatedly puts the health and well-being of women and young girls at risk," Live Action President Lilia Rose said in a statement.

Planned Parenthood desperately wants Barack Obama to be re-elected so they can continue to obtain hundreds of millions in tax dollars a year while providing more than 300,000 abortions a year. 



Friday, October 19, 2012

Live Action exposes Obama's false claim that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms

After President Obama falsely claimed in the second presidential debate that millions of women rely on Planned Parenthood for mammograms, the prolife group Live Action called a number of Planned Parenthood to see what they had to say when ask if they did mammograms.

Ann Romney says she's prolife

During an appearance on the television show The View, Ann Romney, wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was asked about abortion and replied that she is prolife. 
"I am pro-life and I'm happy to say that," said Ann Romney when asked by Walters if her thoughts on the issue changed like her husband of 43 years. "When a decision came across his desk to use embryos for experimentation, he could not have, on his conscience, created human life for experimentation.



Thursday, October 18, 2012

Life After 40: Week 27

During the 27th week of pregnancy, the baby has reached the end of the second trimester. Every major body system is present and has been functioning, and only 13 more weeks of exercise in the womb are needed to make her ready for the wide world. 


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

President Obama falsely claims Planned Parenthood provides mammograms during second presidential debate

During the second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, President Obama said,
"When Governor Romney says that we should eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, there are millions of women all across the country, who rely on Planned Parenthood for, not just contraceptive care, they rely on it for mammograms, for cervical cancer screenings."
The fact is that Planned Parenthood doesn't provide mammograms.  Their clinics do not house mammogram machines.  No women rely on Planned Parenthood to provide them with mammograms.  This fact has been proven over and over again despite falsehoods from both President Obama and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards. 

One service Planned Parenthood specializes in that President Obama didn't mention is abortion.  Planned Parenthood abortion clinics provided more than 300,000 last year. 

President Obama is keen on continuing to provide America's largest abortion provider with more than $1 million tax dollars a day, yet he is apparently either embarrassingly unaware of the services they provide or intentionally misleading the American people.   


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Today is the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity

Today, thousands of prolife people (mainly students) will give up their voices for a day to stand in silent solidarity for the millions unborn children who are killed each year by abortion. 


Friday, October 12, 2012

Congressman Ryan provides solid defense of prolife position while Vice-President Biden struggles with truth and logic in VP debate

During the Vice-Presidential debate on October 11, Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice-President Joe Biden were asked to tell what role their Catholic faith played in their personal views on abortion. 

Congressman Ryan's response points out that his prolife position is not only based on his faith but also on reason and science.  He also discusses seeing an early ultrasound of his first child.
RYAN: I don't see how a person can separate their public life from their private life or from their faith. Our faith informs us in everything we do. My faith informs me about how to take care of the vulnerable, of how to make sure that people have a chance in life.

Now, you want to ask basically why I'm pro-life? It's not simply because of my Catholic faith. That's a factor, of course. But it's also because of reason and science.

You know, I think about 10 1/2 years ago, my wife Janna and I went to Mercy Hospital in Janesville where I was born, for our seven week ultrasound for our firstborn child, and we saw that heartbeat. A little baby was in the shape of a bean. And to this day, we have nicknamed our firstborn child Liza, "Bean." Now I believe that life begins at conception.

That's why -- those are the reasons why I'm pro-life.
Biden's response was illogical rhetoric pro-abortion Catholic politicians have been using for decades.
My religion defines who I am, and I've been a practicing Catholic my whole life. And has particularly informed my social doctrine. The Catholic social doctrine talks about taking care of those who -- who can't take care of themselves, people who need help. With regard to -- with regard to abortion, I accept my church's position on abortion as a -- what we call a (inaudible) doctrine. Life begins at conception in the church's judgment. I accept it in my personal life.

But I refuse to impose it on equally devout Christians and Muslims and Jews, and I just refuse to impose that on others, unlike my friend here, the -- the congressman. I -- I do not believe that we have a right to tell other people that -- women they can't control their body. It's a decision between them and their doctor.
On one hand, Biden claims that he accepts life begins at conception, which would mean he accepts the reality that the unborn are living human beings. Then he claims he won't do a thing to protect and take care of these human beings because others refuse to recognize their humanity.  He refuses to defend the unborn in his political life despite claiming to adhere to Catholic social doctrine which calls on Catholics to take care of who can't take care of themselves.   

Later in the exchange, Biden falsely claimed no religious institutions (including hospitals) would be forced to cover services they are conscientiously opposed to under Obamacare's HHS Mandate.  This statement is incredibly misleading as Biden is familiar with the HHS Mandate and according to ABC News' Jake Tapper, Biden originally opposed to the mandate when it was recommended.
The policy was wrong, the two Catholic men, Biden and Daley, argued, saying that the Obama administration couldn't force religious charities to pay for something they think is a sin. Sources say that Biden and Daley in these internal debates emphasized the political fallout more so than the policy issue.

Noble Prize for medicine goes to researcher who discovered ethical alternative to killing human embryos

"When I saw the embryo, I suddenly realized there was such a small difference between it and my daughters," said Dr. Yamanaka. ... "I thought, we can't keep destroying embryos for our research. There must be another way."

When Shinya Yamanaka examined a human embryo under a microscope, the trajectory of his research changed and he set out to find a way to manipulate adult cells and create cells with the same properties as embryonic stem cells without killing human embryos.  While many scientists believed this was impossible, Yamanaka’s desire to find an ethical alternative to killing human embryos created a shock wave in the scientific community. 

In 2007, Dr. Yamanaka found “another way” and forever changed the focus of stem cell research when he announced that he had successfully reverted normal adult skin cells into an embryonic‑like state by changing only four genes in the cells. The cells, in later experiments, have been shown to have the same properties as embryonic stem cells. Since 2007 other researchers have made advances in techniques used to transform regular cells into induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.

For his discovery, Yamanaka has been given numerous awards but none more prestigious than when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in October of 2012.  Rarely, is the Nobel Prize for Medicine given out just five years after a discovery.

Yamanaka’s work had clear implications for the prolife movement. Prior to Yamanaka’s discovery, many scientists hoped to create patient-specific embryonic stem cells by creating cloned human embryos and killing them for their stem cells. This, if it was ever successful, would have required the creation and destruction of thousands of human embryos and would necessitate countless women to undergo the dangerous process of donating human eggs.

Yamanaka’s work changed all this as he was able to show patient-specific cells, with the same properties as embryonic stem cells, could be created rather easily without human cloning and the destruction of human embryos. 

Since Yamanaka’s work was published, numerous scientists who previously favored human cloning for research have abandoned their efforts to create cloned human embryos and instead have focused on iPS cell research. 

Learn more about stem cell research at

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nurse and abortion survivor discuss President Obama's extremism

Women Speak Out PAC, affiliated with the prolife group Susan B. Anthony List, released another ad calling attention to the President's opposition to an Illinois law to protect the lives of children who survived botched abortions.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Life After 40: Week 26

 During the 26th week of pregnancy, her lungs are getting stronger and she is about 14 inches long. Teeth buds are growing, too, and apparent in her gums. The development of the human body is fascinating.

Share these amazing life facts with others.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

CEO of West Michigan company sues Obama over HHS Mandate

John Kennedy, the CEO of Autocam, is suing the Obama Administration over the HHS Mandate. He explains why the video below.

Unbeknownst to many, Obamacare gives power to the most pro-abortion administration in our history to force every insurance plan, business and individual to offer free abortions. 


Monday, October 8, 2012 covers Jackson LifeChain and 40 Days for Life

On October 7, published an article about Jackson County's LifeChain and their 40 Days for Life.  The article includes a few quotes from Jackson County RTL's executive director Kathy Potts

Sunday's Jackson Life Chain, an anti-abortion event, comes as both sides on the controversial issue prepare for the Nov. 6 election. Local abortion opponents also have been participating in 40 Days for Life, a national anti-abortion campaign that involves protests and prayer in front of the Jackson Planned Parenthood center.

"Very obviously the economy and jobs are certainly at the forefront of the issues, but that said, the pro-life people really do understand that the abortion issue is every bit as important as those other issues," said Kathy Potts, executive director of Jackson Right to Life.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Life After 40: Week 25

During the 25th week of pregnancy, her mother’s voice or other familiar sounds are recognized by the baby, who responds to them.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

What's at Stake in the 2012 Presidential Election?

A lot is at stake in the 2012 elections. Will the prolife legislation pass on the federal level?  Will abortion be covered by federally subsidized insurance plans? Will another pro-abortion justice be added to the Supreme Court?  Will the HHS mandate stand?

What's at Stake is a Power Point show that contrasts what will happen in the next four years if President Obama is re-elected compared to what will happen if Mitt Romney is elected.

What's at Stake Power Point