Add the name “Nancy Pelosi” to the official US delegation attending the installation March 19 of Pope Francis. Nancy Pelosi has said not having an abortion could be a death sentence for women; Pope Francis has said abortion is a death penalty for the unborn.
Pro-life advocates oppose ObamaCare because of its abortion provisions. The Hyde amendment, which must be renewed each year, is like a Dutch boy holding his finger in the dike. The moment the Hyde amendment is not renewed, ObamaCare prescribes abortion for any pregnancy. At a gathering of conservatives in DC, Senate leader Mitch McConnell stood next to a pile of papers 20,000 pages high-stacked flat, showing the volume of regulations from ObamaCare. He pledged Republicans would not give up repealing the measure and cited one report indicating that healthcare premiums will as much as double in the year 2014, which happens to be the next election for the U.S. Senate.
The UN has failed to address violence against women. Powerful western developed countries held the agreement hostage, demanding international abortion rights in exchange for protections. Reuters, AP and the New York Times are all falsely saying that some unnamed delegation wanted religious exemptions for violence against women.
The Maryland Board of Physicians is now on record as conducting a preliminary investigation into abortionist LeRoy Carhart who presided over a failed abortion that killed woman after she apparently gave up trying to contact her doctor and went to a hospital emergency room. The investigation could take six months.
A letter demanding action from Maryland legislators has led to the discovery of another failed abortion ending in the death of the mother, this one in Baltimore. Another Maryland agency has suspended licenses of three surgical abortion clinics affiliated with abortion business owner Stephen Chase Brigham, apparently including this Baltimore abortion business.
The Health Care Conscience Rights Act is gaining support. The bill, introduced earlier this month by 66 members of the U.S. House, would essentially nullify the HHS rule written under the authority of ObamaCare which requires most any employer to provide pretty much anything to interdict pregnancy, even contraceptive drugs that cause abortions. The bishop overseeing the US Catholic bishops’ pro-life efforts is urging Congress to support the bill.
40 Days for Life has saved well over 300 babies from abortion over the last few weeks. The internationally coordinated effort of prayer and vigil at abortion clinics runs through March 24.
The horrific case involving Kermit Gosnell and eight counts of murder related to abortion will not have any potential jurors who profess being pro-life. Six potential jurors who expressed religious, ethical or moral qualms about abortion or the death penalty have been dismissed.
72 members of Congress are asking the Government Accountability Office for information about government money possibly being funneled to Planned Parenthood. This request follows up on a 2010 GAO report on Planned Parenthood funding that raised more questions than it answered.
The Fourth Circuit Court is quickly becoming one of the next battle grounds against the HHS mandate. A new amicus brief by a broad range of religious and political legal groups says that ObamaCare’s employer mandate has become the “bludgeon” with which the government feels empowered to cripple the consciences of employers who may take religious exception to paying for the fuzzy collection of contraceptive agents including abortifacient drugs.
Other stories at LifeNews include details of another botched abortion that a Colorado abortion business may be trying to hide, and a UN agreement on violence against women may be scuttled because some member nations are refusing the agenda of abortion advocates.
Legislators in Maryland are asking why the abortion clinic is still open that killed a woman last month in a dangerous late-term botched abortion. Not only are they questioning why LeRoy Carhart’s Germantown abortion business was not shut down immediately, they are questioning why a previous complaint from last November did not prompt an investigation and inspection of the clinic before the death of Jennifer Morbelli. They ask what triggers a license suspension to protect the public if not a patient’s death.
The new Continuing Resolution designed to relieve automatic federal budget cuts required by law does not include the conscience protections against the Obama administrations HHS mandate for which pro-life advocates were hoping. Pro-life focus now turns to the Healthcare Conscience Rights Act for relief from the HHS-ObamaCare rules.
Court rulings allow for states to restrict abortion and while new legislation would add Texas to the list of states that restrict abortion by the pain inflicted during an abortion, Arkansas legislators, overriding a governor’s veto passed a law Wednesday restricting abortions to the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. If a heartbeat is detected, abortion is banned in Arkansas.
Members of Congress, with the backing of major pro-life groups, are introduced the Health Care Conscience Rights Act, to stop the Obama administration’s assault on pro-life religious freedom via the HHS mandate. This bold act may be the last chance for Congress to take action to mitigate the conscience problems associated with President Barack Obama’s contraceptive and abortifacient mandate.
Going through the grand jury report for the murder trial of Kermit Gosnell reads like a horror movie. Some of the more mundane items: investigators say Gosnell distributed or wrote prescriptions for addictive drugs, something that would’ve garnered Gosnell hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Late-term abortions, which often failed and delivered premature but live births presented the situations and actions which ultimately led to the murder charges against the abortionist.
In other news, two more abortion centers have closed in Michigan after charges of illegal disposal and an abortion practitioner being sued for the death of a woman in a failed abortion. And the Arkansas 12 week abortion ban continues to make news as that state’s Senate has voted to override their governor’s veto. Some people in pro-life circles fear the Arkansas ban, if rejected by courts, could entrench Roe V Wade.
The complicated, gruesome case of Kermit Gosnell got underway in Philadelphia Monday with three jurors being selected. While there are rumors of Gosnell trying to negotiate a better deal with prosecutors, he faces eight murder counts. The story is loaded with tragic details of abortions botched, squalid conditions in his clinic, and multiple defendants who worked with Gosnell, some of whom had no medical background.
Members of Congress are working on a new major bill to stop the White House assault on pro-life religious freedom under the HHS mandate. The Health Care Conscience Rights Act would take the focus off Kathleen Sibelius for drafting the rules creating the mandate and put them on legislators who vote for or against this new bill.
The federal budget sequester seemingly has had no effect on Health and Human Services. On the first afternoon of the President’s doomsday, the agency was so productive it pumped out more than 700 new pages of ObamaCare regulations. Buried in those pages is a plan designed to directly fund abortion using the laws of individual states to circumvent the Hyde amendment. And another story at LifeNews dot com provides another likely link between abortion and a 90% increase in breast cancer.