16 Aug

David Daleiden Wins Legal Battle Against University Trying to Cover Up Its Purchase of Aborted Baby Parts

via LifeNews.com August 16, 2017 at 10:36AM

Pro-life undercover investigator David Daleiden won a victory in court this week against the University of Washington after researchers who use aborted baby body parts asked for key information to be redacted from public records.

Last year, Daleiden requested public records from the taxpayer-funded university about its use of aborted baby body parts in research and its relationship with the Planned Parenthood abortion chain.

However, the university and several employees of the University of Washington Birth Defects Research Laboratory sued to block certain information from the records, claiming they would “likely face threats, harassment and violence” if information about their work was disclosed to the public.

Fox News reports a U.S. court of appeals ruled in Daleiden’s favor this week, reversing a lower court decision to block information from the public records.

Thomas More Society Special Counsel Peter Breen, who argued the appeal, told Fox News that the decision is a victory for taxpayers who deserve to know how their money is being used.

Breen explained: “[Daleiden] asked that names and personal contact info be redacted from the records, but the abortion advocates and government employees pressed for full censorship, even of entity names, job titles and departments within the university. Such heavy redactions render these public documents useless for investigative purposes.

“The Court of Appeals, by reversing this decision and remanding this case back to district court, has prevented a serious threat to the public’s right to know how their tax dollars are being spent,” Breen continued.

The Family Policy Institute of Washington also requested public records from the university pertaining to its use of aborted babies’ body parts in research.

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“We know that Planned Parenthood and the University of Washington have a relationship,” Joseph Backholm, a spokesman for the Washington pro-life group, told NBC K5 last year. “What are the invoices?  What are the contracts?

“We’re not looking for information on people,” he continued. “We’re looking for information about connections between entities and whether money was exchanged for human body parts.”

This information is vital as it could reveal the amount of money exchanged between the university lab and Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington & North Idaho (PPGWNI), Daleiden said previously. The documentation could show if there were any additional costs for the abortion clinics, and if Planned Parenthood was reimbursed by the lab. It also could show if any abortion procedures were changed to procure more valuable body parts.

The Washington state program is a key component of the abortion group’s aborted baby parts transactions. In October 2015, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards sent a letter to director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, after Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress released the first undercover videos. In the letter, she stated that all Planned Parenthood affiliates would henceforth imitate the PPGWNI model and not receive any payment for the provided baby parts.

However, it is unclear what the Washington state affiliate’s model is.

As Daleiden pointed out, if the abortion business does not have anything to hide, it would not need to conceal documentation. He emphasized that he is not asking for individuals’ names or other personal information.

“They have recruited eight anonymous plaintiffs to assert–entirely falsely–that my public records request seeks the personal contact information of UW, Planned Parenthood, and other associated employees. My public records request nowhere seeks any one individual contact information whatsoever,” Daleiden said previously.

16 Aug

Texas passes 2 new abortion-related laws – WKMG Orlando

via abortion – Google News August 16, 2017 at 05:56AM

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed two abortion-related bills into law Tuesday, including one that his office calls “pro-life insurance reform.”

That measure, House Bill 214, limits insurance coverage for abortions.

“This bill prohibits insurance providers from forcing Texas policy holders to subsidize elective abortions,” Abbott said. “As a firm believer in Texas values I am proud to sign legislation that ensures no Texan is ever required to pay for a procedure that ends the life of an unborn child.”

The second bill, HB 13, expands reporting requirements for complications resulting from abortions.

The passage of HB 13 means doctors must report complications from abortions within three days of the diagnosis or treatment. Doctors must also give the patient’s birth year, county of residence, race and marital status.

“The health and safety of women is of the utmost importance, and we must have the most accurate data available in order to create good policy,” Abbott said.

More than 54,000 Texans had abortions in 2015, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services. But many state leaders have tried to pass legislation that would add restrictions to abortion access or clinics.

Last year, Texas’ controversial House Bill 2 required doctors performing abortions to have hospital admitting privileges. It also required some abortion clinics to upgrade their facilities with more hospital-like standards — even though many abortions are now performed with pills, not surgery.

In the end, the US Supreme Court ruled against Texas in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The judges ruled that the legislation placed an “undue burden” on women seeking abortions.

Amy Hagstrom Miller, founder and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health, applauded the Supreme Court’s decision last year.

“After years of fighting heartless, anti-abortion Texas politicians who would seemingly stop at nothing to push abortion out of reach, I want everyone to understand: You don’t mess with Texas, you don’t mess with Whole Woman’s Health, and you don’t mess with this beautiful, powerful movement of people dedicated to reproductive health, rights, and justice,” she said.

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16 Aug

PEOPLE falsely paints Planned Parenthood CEO as some sort of Renaissance woman

via Live Action News July 18, 2017 at 09:13AM

The U.S. Senate is expected to soon consider a healthcare bill which would defund Planned Parenthood for one year. The U.S. House of Representatives has already passed the legislation, but the media has gone to bat for Planned Parenthood, helping the organization to mislead the public on its services.

In a recent example — which is really over the top — People gushes over Planned Parenthood president and CEO Cecile Richards’… er… baking skills, among other things. Yes, you read that correctly.

On July 12, an article by Liz McNeil was published, titled “Planned Parenthood’s Wonder Woman: Cecile Richards Is Fighting to Save Health Care for Millions–and Makes a Mean Cherry Pie.”

The article is a puff piece to the extreme. Early on, McNeil describes Richards as “a marathon-running, passionately committed dynamo whose activism started in middle school and who’s now marshaling thousands in the battle with President Trump’s GOP over women’s health and the availability of abortion services.”

As extreme as the article is in puffing up Richards, the real travesty of McNeil’s article is that it misleads the American public and is in no way actual journalism. Just as many media outlets have previously done, the glowing feature hypes Planned Parenthood’s “nonabortion basic health services” — you know, the same services which clients can acquire at the thousands of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) nationwide, which vastly outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities. This fact goes unmentioned, with McNeil instead pretending that Planned Parenthood’s 600 centers are an impressive number.

In choosing to highlight Planned Parenthood’s cancer screenings, McNeil doesn’t focus on the real story here. The real news is that Planned Parenthood’s cancer screenings have been on a long-term decline. The abortion giant holds only a 1.8 percent market share of the nation’s breast cancer screenings (not mammograms, as they do none of those) and a 0.97 percent market share of Pap smears (cervical cancer screenings).

But McNeil is accurate is in ways she may not intend to be. She provides a glimpse of Richards’ lavish lifestyle; the Planned Parenthood CEO currently makes a salary of nearly $1 million. She says Richards “rallies millions around a healthcare vote as smoothly as she recently organized a party for 100 — complete with Velveeta queso dip and margaritas — while vacationing in Maine.” Why is Richards being portrayed as some sort of domestic goddess/party hostess extraordinaire? And does McNeil realize how stark a contrast Richards’ lifestyle is from that of the average American family? The annual amount of taxpayer funding (about $553 million) to Planned Parenthood continues to grow, along with the number of abortions they commit — and along with Richards’ and other executives’ exorbitant salaries. Yet, at the same time, Planned Parenthood bills itself as a non-profit organization and tells the public that women will die if Planned Parenthood is defunded.

The People feature’s conclusion keeps in line with undermining those who don’t agree with Richards:

“Until we have more people in office who can get pregnant, we will continue to have these fights,” [Richards] says. “It is very frustrating to talk to members of Congress who will never need maternity benefits, never have to deal with an unintended pregnancy or think about whether they can afford birth control. That’s a problem.”

But Richards seems to have conveniently left out the fact that many women already hold office today, and many are pro-life — perhaps the most misleading omission of all. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) is one of those pro-life women. Black has sponsored numerous pro-life bills, and has herself been in a difficult situation, bravely choosing life after facing an unexpected pregnancy. Black once revealed that she, herself, “know[s] what it is like to be single, pregnant, and uncertain of what the future holds.”

This is the kind of woman People should be portraying in glowing terms. But for that to happen, we could be waiting a very long time.

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29 Jun

June 2017 Meeting

The next Greenville for Life meeting is Thursday, June 29th, at 7:00 pm.  We hope that you’ll be able to join us. Please RSVP via the Facebook Event – thanks!

Time permitting, we will also be starting the first section of Sidewalk Advocates for Life training. We’ll continue the training each month until we’re done.

Our meeting will be held at Community Chapel of Greenville (directions). Please bring a heavy hors d’oeuvre or a dessert to share!

23 May

May 2017 Meeting

The next Greenville for Life meeting is Thursday, May 25th, at 7:00 pm.  We hope that you’ll be able to join us. Please RSVP via the Facebook Event – thanks!

Quiver Full Adoptions will be joining us and will be sharing about their ministry. They are a licensed child placing agency located in the Greenville area.

Time permitting, we will also be starting the first section of Sidewalk Advocates for Life training. We’ll continue the training each month until we’re done.

Our meeting will be held at Community Chapel of Greenville (directions). Please bring a heavy hors d’oeuvre or a dessert to share!

20 Apr

April 2017 Meeting / CONFERENCE CALL

Join us for our April meeting on April 27th at 7:00 pm (Facebook Event). THIS WILL BE A CONFERENCE CALL.

We’ll be discussing the National Prayer and Protest Against Planned Parenthood rally being held the next day. We’ll also catch up on a few other items as well.

Here is the information needed to join the call:

Dial-in Number (United States): (712) 770-4010
Access Code: 444570
International Dial-in Numbers: https://www.freeconferencecall.com/wall/gfl#international

Online Meeting Link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/gfl
Online Meeting ID: gfl

19 Apr

National Day of Prayer and Protest Against Planned Parenthood

Join us on Friday, April 28th, with other pro-lifers across the country as we hold the second annual National Day of Prayer and Protest against Planned Parenthood, calling for an immediate end to the organization’s federal funding.

We will once again be meeting in Graham Plaza (in front of the Peace Center) at noon on Friday, April 28th. Find other locations nationwide at http://protestpp.com/locations/.

Please share this post or the Facebook Event on your social feeds: https://www.facebook.com/events/1457304904343044/

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion chain and receives over $500 million from taxpayers every year. But pro-life leaders in Washington are now moving to end that government subsidy.

Find a location near you at the link below and raise your voice with tens of thousands of pro-lifers across the country demanding that our government defund Planned Parenthood!

29 Mar

March 2017 Meeting

Join us for our March meeting on March 30th at 7:00 pm (Facebook Event). We will be discussing plans for a rally (similar to what we have done at Peace Center several times) on April 29th.

Also, if you are able to go there is a gathering in Columbia to support the Personhood bill on Thursday morning. Makes plans to attend the S217 Judiciary Subcommittee meeting. Come to Columbia on Thursday, March 30 and gather with other personhood supporters in Gressette Room 308 at 9:30 a.m. Make sure you arrive by 9:00 a.m. (at the latest). We anticipate a crowd:
L. Marion Gressette Building
1101 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Our meeting will be held at Community Chapel of Greenville (directions). Please bring a heavy hors d’oeuvre or a dessert to share!

21 Feb

February 2017 Meeting

Join us for our February meeting on February 26th at 7:00 pm (Facebook Event). We are planning on having Mr. Jack Asher and Pastor Daniel Parks (Director for Cities4Life-Charlotte) share about their efforts in Charlotte & ideas for us in Greenville.

Our meeting will be held at Community Chapel of Greenville (directions). Please bring a heavy hors d’oeuvre or a dessert to share!

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