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Study: Abortion Fueling Cancer Epidemic
Dec. 4, 2007 - A new study published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons says that having an abortion results in at least a 30 percent higher risk of contracting breast cancer. Patrick Carroll, the lead author of the report explains:
- “An abortion in a young woman who has never had a child has a carcinogenic effect because it leaves breast cells in a state of interrupted hormonal development in which they are more susceptible."
- Source: NewsMax
Planned Parenthood 'education' shut down
July 12, 2007 - A new law in Missouri bans abortion providers from teaching sex ed in schools.
- The legislation prohibits school districts and charter schools from providing abortion services or allowing abortion providers from offering, sponsoring or furnishing course materials related to human sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases.
- Source: WorldNetDaily
Study Sees 'Turnaround' in Young Adults' Positions on Abortion
July 10, 2007 - A new study of 30,000 young voters shows that there has been a big change in attitudes about abortion. In 1992, Women and men under 30 were 39 percent "pro-choice" and only 23 percent "pro-life." The current study reveals that the same age group is now just 18 percent "pro-choice, but 36 percent "pro-life. The study was conducted by Overbrook Research, a public consulting firm in Illinois.
May 14, 2007 - Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion in the recent case against partial birth abortion included concern about the psychological damage a woman may do to herself when she fully realizes...
It is ironic that this argument about a woman's mental and emotional health was used by those on the other side of the issue in earlier abortion cases.
- "...that she allowed a doctor to pierce the skull and vacuum the fast-developing brain of her unborn child, a child assuming the human form."
- Source: Christianity Today
Supreme Court Upholds Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act
Apr. 18, 2007 - The Supreme Court has ruled that Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 is not unconstitutional!
The 5-4 ruling is a victory for the court's conservative voices. President Bush's two appointees, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, both agreed with the ruling.
- The opponents of the act "have not demonstrated that the Act would be unconstitutional in a large fraction of relevant cases," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion.
- Source: Fox
- Text of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 - Find Law
- The Supreme Court Case - Find Law
- For 2008 Candidates, Abortion Ruling 'Step Forward' or 'Hard Right Turn' - Crosswalk
Bush Stresses School Choice, Sanctity of Life at Prayer Breakfast
Apr. 16, 2007 - At the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, President Bush affirmed his commitment to the "dignity of human life."
The President praised them for maintaining private schools and said that families should be able to pick the school for their children. He also said that funding for education "should follow the child."
- The annual breakfast, now in its fourth year, was conceived in response to Pope John Paul II's call to a "New Evangelization" for Catholics.
All eyes on Roberts court as it takes on abortion
Nov. 7, 2006 - The Supreme Court under the new leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts, is about to consider the constitutionality of a federal law banning "partial-birth" abortion. Sandra Day O'Connor, a strong pro-abortion influence on the court was also replaced this year by Justice Samuel Alito. Lower courts have ruled against the new law on grounds that it does not have an exception for pregnant women facing a medical emergency.
Congress spent nine years of hearings and debates before passing the law. They concluded that "partial-birth abortion is never necessary to preserve a mother's health," according to Solicitor General Paul Clement.
- Source: CNN
'Embryo-Safe' Stem-Cell Research Explored
Aug. 24, 2006 - Advanced Cell Technology in Alameda, California, has announced a new technique of culturing stem cells by taking a small sample from a developing embryo without harming the embryo.
- The new technique takes just a single cell from an early-stage embryo and uses it to seed a line of stem cells. The rest of the embryo retains the potential to develop into a healthy human.
- Source: News Max
Amnesty International May Endorse 'Right to Abortion'
May 19, 2006 - Amnesty International, an organization that has been neutral about the issue of abortion, is considering taking a stand in favor of the practice.
Chapters of the organization will be discussing the issue in the coming months. Pro-life advocates are urged to voice their opinions during this time.
- At an international council meeting in Mexico next year, Amnesty International will decide whether to abandon neutrality, declare abortion an international human right, and consequently start advocating for it.
- Source: Crosswalk
Supreme Court Backs Abortion Protesters
Mar. 1, 2006 - The Supreme Court has just ruled that federal extortion and racketeering laws cannot be used to ban demonstrations. This is favorable to anti-abortion demonstrators who have been restrained for two decades by a misapplication of these laws.
- Justice Samuel Alito did not participate in the decision.
The cases are Scheidler v. NOW, 04-1244, and Operation Rescue v. NOW, 04-1352.
Justices to Weigh Late-Term Abortion Ban
Feb. 21, 2006 - The Supreme Court will consider reversing the lower court decisions that struck down a law against "partial birth abortion." If the court does decide to reinstate the law it will probably be because of President Bush's appointments, new Justice Samuel Alito, and Chief Justice John Roberts.
- Source: Yahoo (Story no longer online)
Arnold: I'd 'kill' anyone who took daughter for abortion
Sept. 23, 2005 - Commenting on California's Parental Notification Initiative, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said he would "kill" anyone who took one of his daughters to have an abortion without notifying him. He added that he didn't mean it in the literal sense, but would consider such action the ultimate outrage, since the schools call if his kids just get a scrape on the playground. The governor is not opposed to all abortions, but apparently approves this initiative.
- The Republican governor, who has two teenage daughters and two preteen sons, was responding Tuesday to Proposition 73, an initiative that would make most abortions for minors illegal without prior notification of the girls' parents or guardians.
Roberts fields questions on abortion
Sept. 13, 2005 - On the second day of questioning in his confirmation hearing, Supreme Court nominee John Roberts would not discuss his views on Roe v. Wade, because of cases pending in the Supreme Court at this time. He did say, however, that the concept of legal precedent is a “very important consideration.”
- “It’s settled as a precedent of the court, entitled to respect under principles of stare decisis,” the concept that long-settled decisions should be given extra weight, Roberts told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- Full Coverage of Roberts Hearing - MSNBC
Frist Backs More Embryonic Stem Cell Research
July 30, 2005 - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist broke ranks with President Bush on Friday, announcing
his support of legislation that would expand federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research so long as it stays "within ethical bounds."
His decision causes Christian conservatives to feel that he has betrayed them, and is not really pro-life.
- Pro-Life Groups to Bill Frist: Say It Ain't So - Crosswalk
A new federal move to limit teen abortions
Apr. 28, 2005 - The House of Representatives is considering a bill,called the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. The law would make it a federal offense to transport a minor across state lines for an abortion in order to evade a parental notification law.
- Other versions of this bill have passed the House before, most recently in 2002, but the Senate has never signed off on it. Since last fall's elections, though, the Senate has netted up to three more abortion-rights opponents...
- Source:Christian Science Monitor
- Family Advocates Hail Passage of Parental Notification Bill - Crosswalk
US top court rejects bid to reopen Roe v. Wade
Feb. 22, 2005 - Norma McCorvey, who was the "Jane Roe" of the Roe V. Wade decision to legalize abortion, has lost her appeal to the Supreme Court to overturn the historic 1973 decision.
- Source:Reuters (Story no longer online)
- Court Declines 'Roe' Challenge - CBS
Future of Roe v. Wade Uncertain on Anniversary
Jan. 22, 2005 - President Bush's second term should have an effect on the future of abortions in the U.S. If two of the justices on the Supreme Court are replaced by those who oppose abortions, Roe v. Wade could be overturned, and many states would quickly outlaw abortion.
- Norma McCorvey, the woman known as "Jane Roe" in Roe v. Wade, asked the Supreme Court to overturn its 1973 decision. McCorvey now opposes abortion and said the case should be heard again in light of evidence that the procedure may harm women.
Specter Gains Ground Among Senators
Nov. 17, 2004 - Pennsylvania Senator Arlin Specter is in line to become Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, but conservatives are concerned that he will block the President's choices of judges.
- It's About Abortion- Dr. D. James Kennedy - Crosswalk
- Specter: I Won't Block Pro-Life Judges - NewsMax
Specter promised to block Bush judges
Nov. 10, 2004 - In interviews with newspapers in Pennsylvania before the elections, Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter promised to block pro-life and "extremist" judges appointed by President Bush. He is in line to become chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. It is well known that Senator Specter in not in favor of overturning the Roe v. Wade decision.
Scans uncover secrets of the womb
June 29, 2004 - Detailed 3-D images of a 12-week old foetus walking in its mother's womb, and other surprising behaviors are revealed in a book called "Watch Me Grow" compiled by Professor Stuart Campbell at London's Create Health Clinic.
- Create Health Clinic
Judge Blocks Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
June 1, 2004 - The ban on partial birth abortions, signed by President Bush last year has been ruled unconstitutional by U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in California. She said, "The act poses an undue burden on a woman's right to choose an abortion."
- ACLJ Disappointed that Federal Court in California Declares Ban on Partial-Birth Abortion Unconstitutional - American Center for Law and Justice (Jay Sekulow) (Story no longer online)
Mainline Denominations Endorse Sunday's Pro-Abortion March
April 24, 2004 - There will be a pro-abortion rights "March for Women's Lives" this in Sunday in Washington, DC. Polls indicate that popular support for abortion is declining, so attendance may not be what organizers hope. Nevertheless, some mainline denominations are still pushing abortion and helping organize or endorse the event. They include The Episcopal Church USA, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the United Methodist Board.
- Diane Knippers of the Institute on Religion and Democracy calls it a "scandal" that officials of mainline churches ... have allowed their denominations' names to be attached to a march that supports "government-funded abortion on demand..."
Senate Passes Fetus Protection Bill
Mar. 26, 2004 - The Senate approved The Unborn Victims of Violence Act with a 61-38 vote Thursday. The bill, which has been five years in the making will now go to President Bush for his signature. The new law will mark the first time ever in federal law that an embryo or fetus is recognized as a distinct person. It is a victory for pro-life advocates and could set the stage for eventual overturning of the Supreme Court's 1973 "Roe v. Wade" decision.
- Source:MyWay (Story no longer online)
House passes bill to protect fetuses
Feb. 27, 2004 - The House voted Thursday to allow prosecution of an assailant who injures or kills a pregnant woman and her fetus to 2 separate crimes. The Unborn Victims of Violence Act was approved by the majority, with a vote of 254-163.
- "That little unborn child is intrinsically precious and valuable and deserving of standing in the law and protection," argued Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Illinois.
- Source:Weekend News (Story no longer online)
Bush Signs 'Partial Birth' Ban
Oct. 5, 2003 - After years of congressional attempts, and two presidential vetoes [by President Clinton], a ban against the so-called partial-birth abortion procedure has been approved by both houses of Congress, and has been signed by President Bush. As expected, challenges to the constitutionality of the law have already been filed in various courts. President Bush anticipated the challenges. He said,
- "The executive branch will vigorously defend this law against any who would try to overturn it in the courts."
Senate OKs Ban on Partial Birth Abortion
Oct. 22, 2003 - After trying for seven years to establish a law against partial birth abortion, the Senate has approved a bill that President Bush has said he will sign. People on both sides of the issue agree that the new law could alter the future of U.S. abortion rights.
Partial birth abortions are generally carried out in the second or third trimester. The fetus is partially delivered before being killed.
- Years in the making, the bill imposes the most far-reaching limits on abortion since the Supreme Court in 1973 confirmed a woman's right to end a pregnancy.
- Source:My Way (Story no longer online)
Albert Mohler: Great News for Americans
Oct. 18, 2003 - The tide is turning against public support for abortion. Scientific discoveries and moral arguments have had an effect on the nation's conscience. And now it looks like Congress will pass a pan on partial-birth abortions.
House and Senate agree on bill banning abortion procedure
Oct. 1, 2003 - The House of Representatives and the Senate are finishing work on a bill that would ban partial birth abortions. It will be the first federal act in three decades to ban an abortion procedure, and a threat to Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision in 1973 that declared women have the right to an abortion.
- Opponents said the ban is unconstitutional and promised to challenge it in court as soon as President Bush signs it into law. Both the House and the Senate are expected to move swiftly to pass the compromise bill and send it to the president.
- Source:SF Gate (Story no longer online)
1 judge's whim: Drown the baby
June 23, 2003 - Jane Chastain laments the immoral decision by a Florida judge to abort and drown a 24-week baby, who would probably have survived on its own. The decision was made in the case of a severely mentally disabled woman who had been raped.
'Roe' sues to overturn Roe v. Wade decision
June 17, 2003 - Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" of the landmark 1973 "Roe v. Wade"decision that legalized abortion, is filing a motion in federal court today to overturn the 1973 decision. According to McCorvey:
McCorvey has become a Christian, and leads a pro-life ministry called Roe No More.
- The Roe v. Wade ruling should be set aside because of changes in law and new research that make the prior decision "no longer just."
- Ban On Gruesome 'Partial birth' Abortion Passes House; Roe's Conversion & Clear Scriptures - WeekEnd News Today (Story no longer online)
- Update, June 21: Court Rejects Motion by 'Roe' to Reconsider Abortion Ruling - NewsMax
Chipping Away at Roe
- Mar. 17 edition - The Senate will begin debate this week on a bill that would outlaw partial-birth abortion. The bill was passed by both houses of Congress twice during the Clinton years, and was vetoed both times by the President.
If passed, this bill will be the first ever from Congress to restrict abortion since the Roe vs. Wade decision, and it will be the first time Congress has ever outlawed a specific medical procedure.
- Now, with both Congress and the White House in the hands of abortion opponents, Republicans have identified the ban as one of their top priorities. The Senate is set to begin debate this week and, if the bill passes as predicted, George W. Bush is expected to sign it into law this —spring.
- Source:Newsweek (Story no longer online)
A Dramatic Victory for Pro-Lifers and Free Speech
- Feb. 2, 2003 - In an 8 to 1 vote, the Supreme Court has ruled that earlier court decisions were wrong when they accused abortion activists of breaking racketeering and extortion laws.
- Source:CBN (Story no longer online)
PROGRESS AGAINST ABORTION
- Jan. 22, 2003 - Thirty years after the Roe versus Wade legal decision, 40 million babies have been legally killed in the United States. This represents 1/7 of the population of our country.
Some of the outstanding people of the pro-choice (abortionists)movement have become Christians and pro-life advocates. Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" of "Roe versus Wade," is one example.
Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a pioneer in the abortion movement presided over some 75,000 abortions before medical advances in fetal research proved to him that he was destroying human beings.
- A Zogby "American Values" poll showed that 51 percent of Americans believe that abortion destroys a human life and is manslaughter.
- The following articles show there is hope for change, and much more work for true Christians to do in this arena. The biggest issue now is the appointment of judges who believe in the sanctity of life and the rights of the unborn.
- Roe v. Wade: Is There Any Going Back? - Stephen and Candice McGarvey - Crosswalk
- Ex-abortionists expose America's greatest scandal - Whistleblower Magazine
- Ending the 30-year war over abortion - David Kupelian - WorldNetDaily
- 30 years after ruling, ambiguity, anxiety surround abortion debate - William Mears - CNN
- Justice and Only Justice - Jay Sekulow - Crosswalk
- Supreme Court Strategy Looms Over Nat'l Abortion Standoff - Christine Hall - Crosswalk
Is 'Choice on Earth' 'Abortion on Earth'?
Planned Parenthood enraging Christians by twisting Bible theme on holiday cards
- Nov. 26, 2002 - For eight years, Planned Parenthood has used the saying "Choice on Earth" on their Christmas cards. Many Christians think this is sacrilegious, but they have decided to increase their stock of cards and T-shirts for sale with the objectionable message.
- Jim Sedlak, executive director of Stop Planned Parenthood said:
- What 'choice on Earth' really means is 'abortion on Earth.' In the season that celebrates the birth of Jesus, it is absolutely outrageous to have cards celebrating the death of babies.
Inside the Womb
- Nov. 5, 2002 - Remarkable new images of the growth of a fetus in the womb, and amazing discoveries about the processes involved, give new appreciation to the miracle of birth.
- Antiabortion activists may interpret them as evidence that a fetus is a viable human being earlier than generally believed, while pro-choice advocates may argue that the new technology allows doctors to detect serious fetal defects at a stage when abortion is a reasonable option.
- Source:TIME Magazine (Story no longer online)
Fetal Cells No Longer Needed!
- Jan. 23, 2002 - See the article, Ultimate stem cell discovered, in our Genetics section. It is about a major scientific discovery that certain bone marrow cells have the capability of can turning into every single tissue in the body. This could mean that fetal cells would not be necessary to grow replacement organs for transplanting.
- Source:New Scientist
Pro-Life Group To Picket Churches
- Jan. 19, 2002 - Next Tuesday marks the 29th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortions. Operation Rescue National/Operation Save America will employ a shocking new tactic by picketing some of the most evangelical churches in 43 American cities. They believe that if the church would wake up to this holocaust they could turn it around.
- Source: MCJ Online (Story no longer online)
National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2002 by the President of the United States of America a Proclamation
- Jan. 18, 2002 - The President affirmed the traditional respect for human life and said, "Unborn children should be welcomed in life and protected in law."
- Source: The White House
Pro-life ad campaign features former abortion-rights figures
- Jan. 15, 2002 - A new pro-life ad was unveiled yesterday, featuring three former abortion-rights figures who have changed their positions. The ad includes Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in the Roe v. Wade case that resulted in legalized abortion; Sandra Cano, the plaintiff in the Doe v. Bolton opinion that permitted abortion at all stages of pregnancy; and Bernard Nathanson, co-founder of the National Abortion Rights Action League.
The ad is part of the "Shake the Nation Back to Life" campaign.
- In the ad, the three say they once were part of the "lie" of abortion but "will not be part of that lie anymore."
- Source:BP News
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