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Pro-life efforts on ballot initiatives fail in at least 4 states

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 By Tom Strode - Posted at Baptist Press: NASHVILLE (BP) – Pro-life advocates appeared poised to suffer across-the-board losses on five state ballot initiatives voted on Tuesday (Nov. 8) in the first nationwide election since the reversal of the Roe v. Wade decision. The failure to gain passage of a pro-life measure in Kentucky or to defeat constitutional amendments that guarantee abortion rights in California, Michigan and Vermont dealt a troubling setback to Southern Baptists and other Americans who welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June. In addition, the vote totals reported in Montana by midday Wednesday (Nov. 9) seemed to indicate a pro-life proposal would fall short of passage. By overturning Roe, the high court had returned regulation of abortion to the states and brought an end to a legal regime throughout the country that resulted in the deaths of an estimated 63 million-plus preborn children since 1973. Abortion-rights advocates have now prevailed in at least five s

From abortion nurse to abortion pill reversal nurse - She knows the reality of the abortion industry

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By Christa Brown - Posted at Pregnancy Help News: And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony - Revelation 12:11 This is the Word that Lisa lives by. Lisa has seen both sides of Big Abortion and now she is moved to save lives every single day. From a young age Lisa wanted to help women and she knew this would be through a nursing career. When she saw an advertisement for a position in a women’s clinic, she believed this was her opportunity to fulfill that dream. Sadly, this began her nine-year employment in the abortion clinics. Believing she was offering needed healthcare, Lisa assisted with surgical abortions for four years until the abortion pill became available. Lisa was then assigned to help patients starting chemical abortion and was even given a cell phone to take after-hour calls. For five more years she helped women start their abortions with a pill in the clinic and then complete their abortions at home. Continue here...

Biden pledges to make abortion rights No. 1 priority in Congress

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 By Tom Strode - Posted at Baptist Press: WASHINGTON (BP) – Pro-life leaders expressed their strong objection to President Biden’s promise Tuesday (Oct. 18) to make enshrining Roe v. Wade in law his legislative priority if Democrats control Congress in January. If voters elect more Democrats to the U.S. Senate and keep his party in the majority in the House of Representatives, the “first bill” he will send to Congress will be “to codify Roe v. Wade,” Biden said in a speech dedicated to the abortion issue. If Congress approves the legislation, the president said he will sign it into law in January, 50 years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe ruling legalized abortion nationwide. Biden’s pledge is the latest evidence of the devotion of his administration and party to protect expansive abortion rights, especially in the wake of the high court’s June opinion that overruled Roe and returned abortion regulation to the states. Continue here...

South Carolina Supreme Court takes up 2021 ban on abortions 'after cardiac activity is detected'

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South Carolina Supreme Court takes up state's abortion ban By JAMES POLLARD (Associated Press/Report for America) - Posted at WRAL News: Published October 19. 2022 COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Supreme Court justices grilled lawyers over the extent of the right to privacy in a case Wednesday that could determine the scope of the state's abortion restrictions. The hearing marked the latest legal challenge to South Carolina's 2021 ban on abortions after cardiac activity is detected, typically around six weeks, with exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest, or those that endanger the patient's life. The law — previously suspended by federal courts — took effect shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The state's high court temporarily blocked it in August as the justices considered this case. Continue here... See also: Re: SC Supreme Court Hearing on Heartbeat Law – Oct 19, 2022 – Christians for Personhood

The Iconic Photo That CHANGED HISTORY

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Source:  The Iconic Photo That CHANGED HISTORY - YouTube

87-year-old concentration camp survivor is one of 11 pro-lifers recently arrested by FBI

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 By Nancy Flanders - Posted at LiveAction: Pro-life activist Eva Edl was one of four pro-lifers charged with violating the FACE (Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances) this month in relation to a March 2021 abortion facility rescue at Carafem in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. The event was aimed at reaching abortion-minded women in hopes of helping them to choose life for their babies with confidence. Edl is 87 years old and is a German survivor of a communist prisoner-of-war concentration camp during World War II. Following her escape from that camp, she began a legacy of fighting for the right to life for all human beings. “The first time I realized there were abortion clinics in our country was in 1988,” she said , according to a previous Live Action News report. “I said to my husband, ‘these are the death camps of America.’ I saw people sitting in front of abortion clinics in Atlanta, and I’ve been involved ever since.” She explains on her website that the pro-life movement must be bolde

Rep. Cori Bush: I Told the Abortion Doctor to Stop the Abortion, and They 'Ignored Me'

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 By Michael Foust - Posted at Christian Headlines : Democratic Rep. Cori Bush reveals in a new book that a doctor performed an abortion on her against her will after she had made an appointment and changed her mind. Bush, a U.S. representative from Missouri, discusses the traumatic moment in her new book, The Forerunner: A Story of Pain and Perseverance in America. Having undergone one abortion, she says she falsely believed she was emotionally prepared for a second abortion. "I was thinking back to the first abortion – 'Okay, you've done this before, you know the rooms, you know what it looks like, you know what it feels like in this place.'… I thought I was ready," she told host Margeret Hoover in an episode of PBS' Firing Line. Continue here... 

FBI charges multiple individuals for peaceful protests at abortion facility

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 Posted at LiveAction: In early March of 2021, a group of individuals committed to saving the lives of preborn children visited the Carafem abortion facility in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, as part of a “rescue” — an event meant to reach women seeking abortion, to persuade them to choose life for their preborn children instead. Today, October 5, 2022, that event of more than a year ago culminated in a visit from the FBI to at least one of the activist’s homes. Other individuals, who either participated or were merely present at the facility that day, were ordered to report to their local authorities to be charged under the federal FACE ( Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances ) Act along with charges of conspiracy. The event in March 2021 was reportedly peaceful, with participants lining the inside hallway of a shared general medical office building which, in one area, houses the Carafem abortion facility. The rescuers who were gathered that day prayed and sang, and the event was nonviolent.

Heads up IL and surrounding states: 'Planned Parenthood mobile clinic will take abortion to red-state borders'

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 By Sarah McCammon - Posted at NPR: With a growing number of patients in states that now prohibit abortion traveling for the procedure , Planned Parenthood says it will soon open its first mobile abortion clinic in the country, in southern Illinois. "Our goal is to reduce the hundreds of miles that people are having to travel now in order to access care...and meet them where they are," said Yamelsie Rodriguez, President of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, said in an interview with NPR. The mobile clinic will begin offering consultations and dispensing abortion pills later this year. It will operate within Illinois, where abortion remains legal , but will be able to travel closer to neighboring states' borders, reducing the distance many patients travel for the procedure. Continue here... See also: Mobile abortion clinic to open in S. Illinois - IBSA News (illinoisbaptist.org)

The Satanic Temple Calls Indiana's Near-Total Abortion Ban a Violation of Religious Freedom in New Lawsuit

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By Milton Quintanilla - Posted at Christian Headlines: "When a member of TST has an unwanted pregnancy, she exercises her religious beliefs as expressions of Tenets III and V by engaging in the Satanic Abortion Ritual," the lawsuit states. "The Indiana Abortion Ban effectively prohibits the exercise of the Satanic Abortion Ritual." The Satanic Temple filed a lawsuit against the state of Indiana last week over its near-total abortion ban, arguing that it violates religious freedom. According to Faithwire , the new law restricts abortion but offers exceptions for cases of rape, incest, fetal abnormalities or when the mother's life or health is at risk. W. James MacNaughton, an attorney for The Satanic Temple, argued that women should have control over their bodies during pregnancy. "Because you own, in the property sense, your uterus, then you have the right to control its disposition as a matter of property law," MacNaughton told WISH-TV . MacNaughton&

An Open Letter to Governor Gavin Newsom

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 By Pastor John MacArthur - Posted at GraceChurch.org: The following is an open letter from Pastor John MacArthur to Governor Gavin Newsom, in response to billboard advertisements placed across the country by Newsom’s campaign shamelessly misquoting Mark 12:31 in support of abortion. View a PDF version of the letter . Governor Gavin Newsom 1021 O Street, Suite 9000 Sacramento, CA 95814 September 29, 2022 Sir, Almighty God says in His Word, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” ( Proverbs 14:3 ). Scripture also teaches that it is the chief duty of any civic leader to reward those who do well and to punish evildoers ( Romans 13:1–7 ). You have not only failed in that responsibility; you routinely turn it on its head, rewarding evildoers and punishing the righteous. The Word of God pronounces judgment on those who call evil good and good evil ( Isaiah 5:20 ), and yet many of your policies reflect this unholy, upside-down view of honor and morality. The dia

Planned Parenthood’s New Revenue Stream Is Not a New Direction

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 By John Stonestreet and Shane Morris - Posted at Breakpoint : The Planned Parenthood organization has been built, from its founding, on destruction of lives, especially preborn ones. Now, even as legalities and access shift in the wake of the Dobbs decision, America’s largest provider and promoter of abortion has added another revenue stream. This one also promises to destroy lives, albeit in a new and subtler way. This one also promises to help women but is, in actuality, built on ideas that deny the existence of women. A new documentary from the Center for Bioethics and Culture tells the stories of three young women who believed they were not women and that they could become young men, only to regret it. The Detransition Diaries: Saving Our Sisters chronicles the experiences of Cat Cattinson, Helena Kerschner, and Grace Lidinsky-Smith, two of whom received hormone therapy at Planned Parenthood clinics. Though activists and media outlets pretend they do not exist, these are just thr

'Babies in the Womb': NBC's Today Surprises Pro-Lifers with 3D Ultrasound Story

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 By Michael Foust - Posted at Christian Headlines: Published September 23, 2022 Pro-lifers on Thursday applauded NBC's Today Show for the images and baby-centric language used in a story about a 3D ultrasound but also questioned why such language is not used when the topic switches to abortion. The Today story spotlighted new United Kingdom research that examined how "babies in the womb react" to different flavors their mom ingested," host Sheinelle Jones said. These images from researchers show that babies in the womb can possibly react to flavor. pic.twitter.com/RVB7DsXNoc — TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 22, 2022 Pictures of babies from the 3D ultrasound were displayed for the audience. In one sequence, the audience saw two photos of the same baby – one while resting and the other after the mom ate carrots. "Do you see how he smiles?" Jones asked, referencing the baby. In another sequence, two photos were displayed – one of the baby resting and the other

“ABORTION” CENTERS IN FIFTEEN (15) STATES* HAVE CEASED COMMITTING MASS GENOCIDE BY “ABORTION” AS OF SEPTEMBER 15

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Posted at Christians for Personhood : Published September 19, 2022 “ABORTION”  CENTERS IN FIFTEEN (15) STATES* HAVE CEASED COMMITTING  MASS GENOCIDE BY “ABORTION”  AS OF SEPTEMBER 15 * AL, ARK, ID, IN, KY, LA, MISS, MO, ND, OK, SD, TN, TX, WI, WV. HOWEVER TWELVE (12) WEEKS AFTER THE OVERTURN OF ROE V WADE,  THE MASS-MURDER IN SOUTH CAROLINA CONTINUES ! Continue here...

South Carolina Senators reject a near-total abortion ban

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By Jeffrey Collins (Associated Press) - Posted at www.wltx.com:  Published September 8, 2022 COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina senators rejected a ban on almost all abortions Thursday in a special session called in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade . Although Republicans had a majority of votes to pass the ban, Republican Sen. Tom Davis threatened to filibuster and proponents of the ban could not get the extra votes to stop him. Davis, the chief of staff for former Gov. Mark Sanford before being elected to the Senate in 2009, was joined by the three Republican women in the Senate, a fifth GOP colleague and all the chamber’s Democrats to oppose the proposed ban. Continue here... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From Christians for Personhood : September 10, 2022 WLTX Report [see below] on SC Senate H5399 Debate Sept 8 1) Notice how Senate "Republican" Majority Leader Shane Massey (Edgefield) caved to THREAT of filibuster by pro-"aborti

US court: ‘Pro-life churches do not have to fund abortions’

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 Posted at The Christian Institute: California cannot require churches which believe in the sanctity of life to provide health insurance cover for abortions, a federal court has ruled. District Chief Judge Kimberly Mueller declared that it was unconstitutional for the State to deny churches an exemption on the grounds of religious belief from ‘elective abortion coverage’ for their employees. The case was brought by three churches which all believe that human life “is sacred and worthy of protection from conception”. Read more here.

Answering Pro-abortion Arguments: What About Fetal Disability and Death?

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 By Stacia McKeever - Posted at Answers in Genesis: How should pro-life people think about disabled and dying babies? I'm pro-Becky who found out at her 20-week anatomy scan that the infant she had been so excited to bring into this world had developed without life-sustaining organs. I was recently discussing the Dobbs decision with a friend who claimed she was pro-life but then suddenly flipped when she began to see the hyperbolic rhetoric by the pro-abortion camp. She sent me an emotional video featuring the testimony of a woman who had been pregnant with a baby whose organs were not developing properly. The lady chose to have her baby aborted (sadly, killed, in reality) rather than allowing her baby’s life to continue. It was a truly heart-breaking testimony and yet another reminder that we live in a world groaning under the weight of the curse. “Stacia,” my friend wrote. “Put yourself in this lady’s shoes—what if this were Kieran’s child? How would you feel? What would you do?

SHADY CHARACTERS OF THE ABORTION INDUSTRY

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 Posted at Life Dynamics: EPISODE SYNOPSIS: The abortion lobby likes to portray the abortion industry and its workers as respectable medical professionals who are the champions of women. But as this episode shows, this is far from the truth. From deplorable clinic conditions to the industry’s sketchy characters, this episode reveals that abortion is the red-light district of medicine. (32 min.) Continue here... Episode 115 | Shady Characters Of The Abortion Industry - Life Dynamics

In Canada, Euthanasia for “Mature” Minors?

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 By John Stonestreet and Kasey Leander - Posted at Breakpoint: In 2016, Canada legalized euthanasia through the euphemistically titled Medical Aid in Dying (or MAiD). Since passing, the number of Canadians who either “enthusiastically” or “cautiously” support the practice has risen slightly from 75% to 80%. The response from communities representing those with disabilities, however, has remained consistently opposed. Their fears, that Canada’s end-of-life policies would prove to be only the cliff edge of a moral abyss, have proven to be largely accurate.  As Maria Cheng of the Associated Press has reported, Canada “arguably has the most permissive euthanasia rules [in the world.]” Just last year, over 10,000 lives were legally taken, an increase of a third from the year before. Patients can request aid in dying without informing family members and for any reason, including, beginning in 2023, mental health issues and not just physical suffering. Doctors, as well as nurse practitione

Nazis And Eugenics Brought Us Chemical Abortion: Here’s Proof

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 By Rachel Schroder - Posted at The Federalist: Eugenic leaders laid the groundwork for today’s abortion industry, the majority of which in the U.S. is conducted through chemical abortion. Chemical abortion is the backup plan of the abortion industry post-Roe, but it shields a ghastly history. The demand for this dangerous drug is rising in the U.S. despite its four times higher complication rate than surgical abortion and a jaw-dropping reality: the chemical abortion drug is connected to Nazi Germany. The affiliates of those who killed innocent children in the Holocaust introduced to our county the drug that is today killing innocent preborn children and numerous mothers. Pro-life activists often argue that the dehumanization of Jews by the Nazis and the dehumanization of the preborn by the abortion industry are philosophically similar phenomena. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a relentless racist . However, few know the true historical relationship between the Nazi

South Carolina Christians Beware ! FAKE “PRO-LIFE” [sic] BILL H5399 DE-HUMANIZES THE UNBORN; H5399 PRESERVES “ABORTION” IN THE SC CODE OF LAWS

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 Posted at Christians for Personhood: As the  Recommended Language  which became  H5399  was passed by the SC House Ad Hoc Committee, and by the House Judiciary Special Laws Subcommittee, and by the full House Judiciary Committee, unchanged at each step,  H5399  presently contains the following as it comes out onto the Floor of the SC House of Representatives on Tuesday, August 30 for debate: 1)  “Permitted Abortion” Section 44-41-830.(B) [ IAW the circumstances specified in Section 44-41-830. ] INSTEAD OF A TOTAL BAN ON INTENTIONALLY KILLING THE UNBORN          See 2012  Dublin Declaration  on Maternal Healthcare Note :  Incredibly,  H5399  even explicitly  requires  in new proposed  Section 44-41-890.  the  preservation   of the  SC Legislature’s  material codification   in 1974 of the  Roe v. Wade   “Abortion” f ramework  which exists  TODAY  in the current  SC Code of Laws , in  Section 44-41-20. , which is entitled  “Legal”  [sic]  “Abortions.”.  Continue here... See also: ‘Open L

California Amendment Would Create Right to Kill Babies in Abortions Up to Birth

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By Micaiah Bilger - Posted at Life News : California is in danger of passing a radical pro-abortion measure that would enshrine the “right” to abort an unborn baby for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy into its state constitution. The pro-abortion amendment, Proposition 1, will be on the November ballot for voters’ consideration after the state legislature passed it in June . A new poll from the University of California Berkeley shows it passing by a strong majority – likely because voters do not understand just how radical it is. According to the Daily Kos , the poll found massive support for the amendment, with 71 percent of voters planning to vote “yes” and 18 percent planning to vote “no.” If it passes, pro-life leaders warn that California will become like North Korea and China where late-term abortions are legal even when the mother’s health is not in danger and the baby is viable and healthy. Read more...

Florida Suspends Abortion Clinic's License after Abortionist Severely Injures 3 Women

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By Milton Quintanilla - Posted at Christian Headlines : A Florida abortion clinic's license has been suspended after three women were injured in separate procedures by an abortionist who lacked medical experience and gynecological surgical training. According to CBN News , Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration issued an emergency suspension of the American Family Planning clinic license in May after three women were injured during individual procedures conducted by Dr. Christopher Saputa. One abortion was performed on March 23, another on April 28, and the third on May 5. On July 13, the Florida State Department of Health published a 35-page report calling Saputa's practice as a medical doctor "an immediate, serious danger to the health, safety, or welfare of the citizens of the State of Florida." Read more... See also: Florida Department of Health suspends Pensacola abortion clinic doctor calling him a 'great public danger' | WUWF

The Christian Institute: Archie Battersbee

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Published August 12, 2022  The Christian Institute has not been involved in the tragic case of Archie Battersbee. We can only reflect on what is in the court judgments, media coverage and other comment in the public domain. Archie was found unconscious and not breathing by his mother on 7 April 2022. He was rushed to hospital, where he received further medical attention, but never regained consciousness. After a legal battle, in which Archie’s family were supported by the Christian Legal Centre, his life support was removed on 6 August. First and foremost, we extend our sympathy to Archie’s family. They have been through a harrowing ordeal, and we pray that they will know God to be the Father of compassion and God of all comfort. The case was highly complex. There were numerous court hearings over several months, and reams of medical evidence. One thing was clear: trust between the family and key medical staff sadly broke down. Brain stem death The first phase of court proceedings was

God works good out of bad from pregnancy center attacks – Communities step up

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 By Patty Knap - Posted at Pregnancy Help News: What good could possibly come out of the ongoing pro-abortion attacks on life-saving pregnancy help centers? It might be hard to imagine, but often the response to the hatred, vandalism, fire bombing, spray painting, glass breaking, and false claims about pregnancy centers in recent months has had a positive element. Pregnancy Help News reached out to some centers targeted by these attacks to find out what response they've seen from their local communities. What’s been happening has been nothing short of inspiring as communities across the U.S. have come forth to support pregnancy help centers. In Asheville, N.C., Mountain Area Pregnancy Services was attacked on June 7. The phone there hadn't stopped ringing with offers of help in the subsequent weeks. "From the morning of the attack, our center has received hundreds of phone calls from individuals, churches & businesses asking if we needed help cleaning up," said Kr

God Personally Cares for Children in the Womb and Prescribes Punishment for Aborting Them, Rewards for Protecting Them

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 By Grant Van Leuven - Posted at Place for Truth : Commenting on Exodus 21 and capital offenses, Umberto Cassuto notes that “The Torah wishes to affirm and establish the principle, in the name of Divine law, that human life is sacred, and whoever assails this sanctity forfeits his own life – measure for measure.” [1] The civil right of human liberty was emphasized first in this chapter, and is followed by upholding the value of human life . We must respect and protect all lives; [2] and according to Exodus 21:22-23 , this includes the defenseless infant maturing in mother’s womb. If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Those who wrongly induced risky premature labor were to cover the consequential costs—what’s more, perpetrators who

Pregnancy Centers Network Fights to Reverse Chemical Abortions

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 By Kim Roberts - Posted at Ministry Watch: As Midsy drove home from the abortion clinic, she began to regret her decision to take the first dose of a chemical abortion regimen. “The drive home, I was just sick about what I just did and the thought that I was actually killing a baby with a heartbeat inside me. I went home and just cried and cried and knew I needed to seek help.” But treatment she received through the Abortion Pill Rescue Network (APRN) reversed the procedure, saving the life of her son Tig, who was born at 31 weeks in the fall of 2016. In 2000, there were virtually no chemical abortions, Jor-El Godsey, president of Heartbeat International, told MinistryWatch. But that same year, the Federal Drug Administration approved RU-486, a two-step process using mifepristone and misoprostol, to chemically induce abortions. According to data gathered by the American Life League, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, increased its abortion pill facilities fr

OF DESPAIR AND OVERCONFIDENCE

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 By Mark Crutcher - Posted at Life Dynamics: Published August 3, 2022 OKAY. I GET IT. KANSAS DID NOT GO OUR WAY. IN THE FIRST STATE BATTLE SINCE ROE WAS OVERTURNED, THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT LOST. Screenshot of an article covering the failed passage of the Value Them Both amendment. And now today, a lot of pro-lifers are running back and forth like ducks in a carnival shooting gallery, wringing their hands and flapping their arms. Meanwhile, the baby killers are strutting around and assuring us that this is the way it’s going to be in every state. Continue reading...

Kansas ‘Value Them Both’ abortion amendment fails

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Posted at Fox4kc.com by: Makenzie Koch , Malik Jackson , Regan Porter Posted: Aug 2, 2022 / 09:50 PM CDT Updated: Aug 2, 2022 / 11:27 PM CDT KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas voters have struck down the “Value Them Both” constitutional amendment on abortion access Tuesday. Residents in the Sunflower State were the first to vote on an abortion-related ballot measure since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Read more here. See also:  ‘No’ prevails: Kansas votes to protect abortion rights in state constitution  (The Kansas City Star) 2022 Kansas Constitutional Amendment No Right To Abortion Election Results  (cjonline.com) Value Them Both - The Amendment

Abortion is like slavery – just not in the way Kamala Harris thinks

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By Cassy Fiano-Chesser - Posted at LiveAction: Published July 24, 2022 Vice President Kamala Harris spoke Monday at the NAACP’s 113th convention, where she compared the overturning of Roe v. Wade to slavery. After Roe v. Wade was overturned, Harris argued — in front of a room full of Black Americans — that this is a sign that the government is claiming ownership over women’s bodies. “For the first time in generations, the United States Supreme Court — the highest court of our land, the former court of Thurgood Marshall — took away a constitutional right that had been recognized, from the people of America, from the women of America,” she said. “We know, NAACP, that our country has a history of claiming ownership over human bodies.” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre later affirmed Harris’ argument in a briefing later the same day. “She is correct. Today’s decisions are criminalizing doctors and essentially taking the rights away from women, taking the freedom away from wo