Wednesday, March 30, 2016

FDA relaxes chemical abortion rules to match desires of abortion providers

On March 30, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration altered its guidelines for using the drug Mifeprex (also known as mifepristone or RU-486) for an abortion. 

Previous guidelines called for the drug to be used in the first 49 days of pregnancy, that women should take three trips to the abortion provider and 3 tablets of 200 mgs of Mifeprex be used.  The new guidelines extend the time the drug can be used to 70 days, reduce the number of visits to the abortion provider to two and the number of 200 mg tablets of Mifreprex to one.  

The FDA’s previous web page on Mifeprex also mentioned how several women had died from sepsis caused by the bacteria Clostridium sordellii after undergoing chemical abortions.  The updated web page no longer has this information on it. 

The new guidelines also allow for non-physicians (such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners and midwives) to provide chemical abortions as being a physician is not one of their guidelines. 

For years, abortion providers have been doing chemical abortions and ignoring the FDA guidelines.  In response to these abortionists, some states passed legislation requiring abortionists to follow the FDA guidelines and now the FDA has altered their guidelines to match how abortionists have been using Mifeprex. 

According to the FDA's 2011 adverse events report, at least 14 women have died after taking the chemical abortion drugs.


Monday, March 28, 2016

David LaGrand was “emphatically pro-life.” Now he opposes legislation to prevent women from being coerced into abortion

HB 4787 is commonsense legislation which will make it illegal to coerce a woman into an abortion against her will. This is a legislation both prolifers and those in favor of legal abortion should favor. If you claim to be “pro-choice,” shouldn’t you be in favor of making it illegal to coerce a woman into abortion?       

And yet, 43 members of the Michigan House voted no on this legislation on March 24, 2016, including recently elected Representative David LaGrand.

LaGrand wasn’t always in favor of legal abortion. When LaGrand ran for Michigan State Senate in 2006, he identified as a “pro-life Democrat.” When he ran for State Senate again in 2010, he met Right to Life of Michigan PAC’s endorsement criteria along with his opponent in that race, current State Senator David Hildenbrand.  LaGrand was also endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan PAC when he ran for and won a seat on the Grand Rapids City Commission in 2007. 

In 2006, David LaGrand did at least two interviews in which he elaborated on being a prolife Democrat.  In the October 6, 2006 issue of the Calvin Chimes (the student paper at Calvin College), LaGrand said he was “emphatically pro-life” and that the “pro-choice position” of the Democratic Party “doesn’t limit it.”  He also discussed his faith and said, “Most Calvinists and reformers are pro-life, and I am too.”  The Christian Reformed Church has a prolife position on abortion which “calls believers to speak out against the atrocity of abortion, to promote action and legislation that reflect the teaching of Scripture regarding the sanctity of human life.”

In an interview posted on April 20, 2006 on the Michigan Liberal blog, LaGrand said, “Now, I am pro-life, and my Christian commitment holds me to that.”

What happened to the 2006-2010 version of David LaGrand? That guy claimed his “family and faith taught (him) the sanctity of human life” and promised to “defend those who can’t defend themselves.” 

The 2016 version of David LaGrand is voting against legislation to stop women from being coerced into abortion. Maybe the 2006-2010 version of David LaGrand is still around.  Maybe he’ll come back someday.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

What does an abortion procedure look like?

The prolife group Live Action released videos last month detailing how abortion procedures are performed as well as an interview with Dr. Anthony Levatino, a former abortionist who performed over 1,200 abortions. 

These videos are very informational and show video illustrations of the abortion procedure while Dr. Levatino explains it. These videos are featured on and Dr. Levatino explains a D&E (Dilation and Evacuation) abortion, aspiration abortion, the abortion pill, and induction abortion. He also answers questions regarding his work as an abortionist.

Many women aren't aware of what takes place during an abortion procedure and view it as an easy solution. However, with 31 million views more and more people are realizing how violent abortions are and that they aren't an easy, painless solution. People have commented on the abortion procedure videos saying that they have made them rethink abortion.

Legislation to ban the D&E abortion procedure shown in one of the videos has been introduced in Michigan.

We encourage you to view these videos, learn more about the abortion procedure and share them with your friends and family. Too often the abortion industry hides behind the truth, but now we have the chance to expose the truth to others!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Mother's Day and Father's Day Prayer Cards Now Available

Prayer Cards for Mother's and Father's Day

These 2.75" x 4.25" colorful prayer cards include a prayer for all mothers and fathers on the back. They make a great handout on Mother's/Father's Day or a special insert for a Mother's/Father's Day card.

Visit our online catalog and order your prayer cards today for Mother's Day(May 8, 2016) and Father's Day (June 19, 2016). Supplies are limited.

You can also show your appreciation for Mom with this Thanks Mom for Choosing Life pin-on button.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

March is Women's History Month: how much history have we lost?

National Women's History Month in March is a designated time to remember the past contributions of women. How much of that history has been unwritten, however, due to abortion?

Since 1973, there have been an estimated 56 million abortions in America. That means 28 million women are missing from our society. How many scientists, teachers, doctors, mothers, siblings and friends is that?

Abortion is often discussed as a women's rights issue. Those who value the lives of unborn children in the womb--regardless of their sex or any other quality--have been described as being against women, or even conducting a "War on Women."

Is abortion a tool for helping women? Evidence actually suggests abortion may be the greatest tool of sex discrimination ever.

In countries like China and India, there is a perfect storm of tragedy. Abortion is legal in these two countries, there is a strong cultural preference for male children, and there are legal or economic barriers that tie abortion and culture together.

There may be more than 160 million missing women in the world, victims of sex-selection abortions.  

There is even some evidence that this practice exists in the United States.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Prolife victories as abortion clinics close

Working in the prolife movement can be overwhelming and seem daunting at times. After all, 3,000 babies are being aborted each day. However, there is progress being made every day. The abortion rate is declining, abortion clinics are closing, and abortion providers are quitting.

According to a new report from Bloomberg Business, 162 abortion providers have stopped offering abortions since 2011 while only 21 new clinics have opened. Michigan led this with one of the largest drops in abortion providers. Since 2011 15 out of the state’s 34 surgical abortion clinics have closed.

This week will be the last week that nearby South Bend, Indiana, has an abortion clinic. After numerous violations—including failing to report statutory rape—the abortionist is facing the loss of his medical license.

Why is there this large decrease in abortion providers?

One of the reasons outlined in the report is because of prolife legislation passed. Many states have passed prolife legislation in the past few years. Michigan saw a decline after we updated our state’s health and safety regulations in 2012. These laws hold abortion clinics up to the same standards as other outpatient health facilities.

Abortions have been declining as well. Abortions are down 34 percent since their national high in 1990 and in Michigan they are down 43.7 percent since 1987. Overall, abortions are at the lowest level since 1975 according to the Guttmacher Institute. Comparing 3,000 deaths from abortion today, to 4,400 abortions every day in 1990, that’s progress!

Planned Parenthood has been consolidating clinics and building mega health centers. They are able to do this in part from taxpayer funding. Smaller, independent clinics don’t receive this funding and some aren’t able to compete with Planned Parenthood.

The younger generations have proven to be more prolife than their parents or grandparents. This means that the Roe v. Wade generation is aging and they aren’t able to find young doctors to champion their cause of tearing apart tiny unborn humans.

Sometimes the hard work that we put into the prolife movement seems futile. However, this new report shows that it is not. In the past four years we have seen major changes in the abortion industry and this is due to the diligence, activism, and support of our grassroots prolife volunteers.

 Let this encourage you and remember: it’s all about the baby steps.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders can’t name a single abortion restriction he favors

Last night during a FOX News Democratic presidential town hall, U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was asked by Brett Baier if he could “name a single circumstance, at any point in the pregnancy, in which (he) would be okay with abortion being illegal?”       

Senator Bernie Sanders was not able to name a single instance in which he thinks abortion should be illegal.  This means Bernie Sanders thinks elective abortion should be legal throughout all nine months of pregnancy. 

You can watch the video of his answer below.   

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

New video exposes Planned Parenthood abortionist willing to get intact fetuses for parts

Yesterday, the Center for Medical Progress released a new video showing an undercover conversation with Planned Parenthood Orange County abortion Jennefer Russo.  The video also includes a recorded phone conversation with an employee of Da Vinci Biosciences. Da Vinci Biosciences harvests fetal body parts at Planned Parenthood Orange County and then sells them to researchers.   

In the video, Russo says they sometimes have abortions where the child comes out intact. 

Watch the video below.

The full footage of the conversation with Jennefer Russo is available online as well.