Newer Articles: Since Jan. 1, 2002
Abortion foes drive point home
- July 26, 2001 - A daily convoy of trucks on Los Angeles and Orange County freeways, with billboards showing bloody fetus remains, is impacting up to 400,000 people per day with their graphic message.
- The campaign, now in its fifth week, has provoked angry calls and
obscene gestures, as well as a handful of freeway near-misses and howls
of protest from abortion-rights activists.
- But a spokeswoman for the California Highway Patrol said the commuter
crusade appears to be legal, and local law enforcement lets convoys pass
with little notice.
- Source: Orange County Register (Story no longer online)
Support for Legal Abortion Wobbles
- July 2, 2001 - Current studies show that forty-three percent of Americans say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases. Support for legal abortion is now lower than it has been since 1995.
- Fifty percent of those who oppose abortion cite religious views as their primary reason.
- Source: ABC News
Why abortion is still illegal
- May 18, 2001 - by Joseph Farah
- Wade vs. Roe notwithsanding, the author believes that abortion is still unconstitutional because the Preamble specifically includes that the protections of the Constitution apply, not only to the founders, but also to their posterity!
- "We the people of the United States, in order to
form a more perfect union, establish justice,
insure domestic tranquility, provide for the
common defense, promote the general welfare,
and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves
and our posterity, do ordain and establish this
Constitution for the United States of America."
- Source: WorldNetDaily
House passes bill criminalizing harm to fetus
- Apr. 27, 2001 - By a vote of 252-172, The House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday that would allow a second charge to be filed if the pregnant woman attacked sustains an injured fetus, or if the pregnancy is terminated because of the assault.
- The bill does not mention abortion, but those opposed to the bill said it was an effort on the part of Republicans to undermine the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion on demand.
- The bill must now be considered by the Senate. A nearly identical bill was passed in the House during its last session, but the Senate never took it up, and then-President Clinton, had threatened to veto it.
- President Bush praises this legislation.
- "America's children represent our greatest hope for the future," he said in a
statement. "I commend the House for its bipartisan passing of the Unborn
Victims of Violence Act, which will make it a separate felony to harm an unborn
child in the course of committing any one of 68 federal offenses. This legislation
affirms our commitment to a culture of life, which welcomes and protects
- Source: CNN
Free speech protects anti-abortion site
- Mar. 30, 2001 - According to a federal appeals court in San Francisco, The Nuremberg Files, a website that was accused of being a hit list for abortion doctors, had the right to publish the names and addresses of abortion doctors under the Constitutional protections of free speech.
- The court's decision
came after a notorious
activist was arrested in France. James Kopp,
46, is charged with killing Dr Barnett Slepian, in
- Source: BBC
Bush To Reinstate Ban On Federal Abortion Funding
- Jan. 23, 2001 - President Bush used the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the Roe Vs. Wade decision to make his first policy decision. He reinstated the policy from the Reagan era banning government payment for abortions through overseas family-planning programs. He said:
President Clinton had reversed Reagan's policy on his second day in office.
- "It is my conviction that taxpayer funds should not be used to pay for
abortions or advocate or actively promote abortion either here or abroad,"
- Source: Maranatha Journal (Story no longer online)
Pupils as young as eleven to be given morning-after pill
- Jan. 8, 2001 - In Great Britain, the morning-after pill will be available over the counter in drug stores later this month. In certain schools, girls will be able to obtain them from school nurses without their parents' permission.
- Parents will be informed if the pill is available at the school, but because of
confidentiality rules, will not be told if their daughter receives it.
- Source: The Daily Telegraph
See: Moral Issues and the Presidential Campaign - 2000
Preemie survives against all odds
- Nov. 16, 2000 - An Israeli baby, Orr Iluz, who born prematurely 10 months ago has been released from the hospital. She weighed only 300 grams at birth.
- The only similar case Kohelet can recall
occured years ago in the US, where an infant was born
at the weight of 280 grams.
- Source: Jerusalem Post (Story no longer online)
US approves abortion pill
- Sept. 29, 2000 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the RU-486 abortion pill, which its supporters say could transform abortions in the country by making them more accessible and more private.
- The RU-486 pill, first used in France, has already been
used by millions of women in 13 other countries and
could be available in the US within a month.
- Source: Ananova
Babies 'develop memories while in the womb'
- Sept. 29, 2000 - Dutch scientists, studying 25 foetuses, used vibroacoustic stimuli to determine that babies in the womb have both long and short term memory!
- Source: Ananova (Story no longer online)
Babies may feel pain of abortion
- Aug. 28, 2000 - In London, Professor Vivette Glover, who is in favor of abortions, is calling for all terminations between 17 and 24 weeks to be performed under anaesthetic. She says it is likely that the unborn child feels pain after the 16th week of pregnancy.
- Source:Electronic Telegraph (Story no longer online)
Cardinal delivers anti-abortion prayer to
- Aug. 15, 2000 - Cardinal Roger Mahony was invited to deliver the opening prayer for the Democratic Convention, and as should be expected, he asked God's protection for the unborn. This, of course, runs counter to the position of most of the delegates. He prayed:
- "In you, oh God, we trust ... that you will keep us ever
committed to protect the life and well-being of all people but
especially unborn children, the sick and the elderly, those on
skid row and those on death row,"
- Source: Reuters (Story no longer online)
Abortion Issue is Hot Button Republican Plank
- Aug. 3, 2000 - According to this article by David Snyder, the abortion plank of the campaign will not be debated at the convention, but activists are pushing for change in the future.
- ... a
growing number of voices are arguing against the traditional GOP pro-life
position. While those activists have agreed to keep quiet in Philadelphia, they
are getting restless to flex their political muscle.
- Source: CBN (Story no longer online)
Compassionate Alternatives to Abortion
- November, 1999 - A call to action from Dr. Laura - Congressman Joseph R. Pitts and Congresswoman Mary Bono have introduced HR2901, and they need to hear from those who agree with his bill.
The bill is also sponsored by Senator Santorum.
- ...the Women and Children's
Resources Act (WCRA). This bill will establish an $85 million formula
grant program to provide pregnant women assistance such as crisis
pregnancy center services, maternity home stays, and adoption services.
- This program funding is exclusively available to entities which offer
alternative-to-abortion services. Contractors and subcontractors which
receive funding under this bill cannot promote, refer, or counsel for
abortion. Further, these entities must be physically and financially
separate from any entity which promotes, refers, or counsels for
- Source: Dr. Laura (Story no longer online)
The California Family Communication and Parental Responsibility Act
- Nov., 1999 - Visit this site to see what you can do to help bring this initiative to the ballot.
- The initiative requires that, except in cases of medical
emergency, no abortion may be performed on a pregnant
unemancipated minor until the physician performing the
abortion first notifies the girl's parent or guardian. In the
event the pregnant minor does not want her parent or
guardian notified, she may file a petition with the juvenile
court requesting a waiver of notification, which may be
granted after a finding of clear and convincing evidence
that notification is not in the best interests of the girl. A
doctor who performs an abortion in violation of the initiative
language may be subject to civil penalties of up to $5,000.
- (Story no longer online)
Senate Backs A Controversial Abortion Ban
- Oct. 22, 1999 - The Senate passed another ban against "partial birth" abortions, but the final tally was two votes short of the two-thirds margin which will be needed when President Clinton vetoes the bill.
- The Senate also approved a resolution backing the 1973 Roe V. Wade ruling on abortion. The vote was 51-47, a victory for abortion rights advocates, but Barbara Boxer, Senator from California thought it was too close for comfort.
- Source: Excite (Story no longer online)
- Oct. 22, 1999 - by Alan Keyes
- Keyes shows that people do not need to be evil to be in favor of abortion, but, like our Founding Fathers, who allowed slavery, they are blind to one important moral issue.
- Source: WorldNetDaily (Story no longer online)
House Passes Unborn Victims Act
- Oct. 1, 1999 - By a vote of 254-172, with 56 Democrats joining 198 Republicans, the House of Representatives has approved a bill making it illegal for an attacker to kill an unborn child. The bill does not, however, deny the mother the right to choice.
Source: Maranatha Christian Journal (Story no longer online)
New definition for 'therapeutic' abortions?
- Oct. 1, 1999 - It has been revealed that infants born with serious problems are often left untreated so that they die at a Chicago area hospital. They call it "therapeutic abortion" but it is apparently stepping over the line between abortion and infanticide.
Source: WorldNetDaily (Story no longer online)
Judge Blocks Abortion Law
- Sept. 17, 1999 - The Missouri legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill outlawing partial birth abortions, but U.S. District Judge Scott O. Wright issued an order stopping its implementation for 10 days until a trial date will be set in a lawsuit to be brought by Planned Parenthood.
Source: ABC News (Story no longer online)
New study claims abortion-crime link
- Aug. 10, 1999 - A controversial study tries to link the rise of abortions in the 1970's with the decrease in crime in the 1990's. The theory is that most of the children not born because of abortions would have been unwanted and/or products of crime-prone environments.
Source: CBN News (Story no longer online)
- State Rep. Bill Luetkenhaus, sponsor of the legislation,
said he wasn’t surprised the judge had delayed
“Ultimately, the only court that really matters is the
U.S. Supreme Court,” he said. “In time, whether it’s a
federal court, a court of appeals, or ultimately the U.S.
Supreme Court, their review will give the bill the validity
we have said it has had all along.”
Can Quayle Manage the Elephantine Tent?
- April 15, 1999 - Comments on Dan Quayle's morality and his stand against abortion. Source: Rightgrrl
Antiabortion Web Site's Activists Lose Suit
- 'Wanted' Doctors Win $107 Million Award
- Feb. 3, 1999 - Damages were awarded by a federal jury in Oregon in this case which tests the boundaries between free speech and "threats or incitement to violence." The site uses "wanted" posters to list names, addresses, and other information about abortion doctors.
(Source: Washington Post / WorldNetDaily - Story no longer on line)
- The Web site, called the Nuremberg Files (no longer available), does not explicitly threaten
violence against abortion doctors. But the eight-member Portland jury agreed
with the suing doctors that listing their names in a format resembling a
"wanted" poster -- along with crossing off names of slain doctors such as
Slepian -- amounted to a "hit list" that threatens violence and thus should not
be protected by the First Amendment.
This is "Sanctity of Life" Sunday!
- Jan. 24 will be celebrated in churches across the land as "Sanctity of Life" Sunday.
- Jan 23, 1998 - Religion Today article.
- Focus on the Family Calls for an End to Roe V. Wade...
- ...and the Culture of Death as We Approach the New Millenium
- Jan 21, 1999 - According to Carrie Gordon, bioethics analyst for Focus on The Family,
(Story no longer online)
Widespread abortion has brainwashed
Americans into believing that human life is
of little worth-particularly if it's
inconvenient,. More than
thirty-three million children later, we are
seeing a culture steeped in death. People are
regarded as disposable and that has led to
euthanasia, assisted suicide and a rise in
children killing children.
- Abortion ruling anniversary noted
- This CNN article shows the opposite poles of activism on this 26th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision to allow abortions in the United States.
- Thousands of Pro-life demonstrators rallied in Washington D.C. to hear Norma McCorvey, the original "Jane Roe," who has become a Christian and changed her mind about abortion, even joining Operation Rescue.
- Hillary Rodam Clinton announced a $4.5 million White House plan to counter violence against clinics where abortions are performed.
Pregnant Woman Denied Constitutional Rights
- (News Release) Federal Lawsuit Filed To Protect Free Speech Rights Of Pregnant Woman Cited For Merely Holding Sign
(Story no longer on line)
- TUPELO, MS.–On Monday, November 23, 1998, the
American Family Association Law Center filed suit in federal
district court in Denver on behalf on Wendy Faustin against
the City and County of Denver, Colorado. Mrs. Faustin was
cited for simply holding a sign that said "Abortion Kills
Children." The lawsuit alleges past and ongoing violations of
Mrs. Faustin's constitutional rights of free speech, assembly,
For the past year, Mrs. Faustin, a resident of Lakewood,
Colorado, had made it a practice to protest abortion one hour
per month at the Perry Street overpass. Her protest consisted
of holding a sign stating "Abortion Kills Children." Beginning in
December, 1997, Mrs. Faustin has been confronted by
Denver police each time she displayed the sign while
standing on the Perry Street overpass. On at least four
separate occasions, police officers demanded that Mrs.
Faustin leave the area. On each of these occasions, Denver
police gave Mrs. Faustin a different reason for their demand
that she leave the area. Finally, on August 7, 1998, Mrs.
Faustin was confronted by five different police officers and
given a citation for illegally posting a sign. Mrs. Faustin was
six months pregnant with her seventh child at the time. The
charges were quickly dismissed by the city prosecutor.
Senate Fails To Override President's Veto Of Partial Birth Abortion
- Sept. 18, 1998 - For the second time in two years, the Senate vote was three members short of the 2/3 majority needed to override the president's veto of a bill which would outlaw this abominable practice. (Source: Yahoo) (Story no longer online)
- See: Family Research Council for ongoing information about this issue.
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