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The Big Lie: Why can’t the abortion lobby make up its mind about personhood and birth control?

by Laurel Recsetar and Cooper Crouch

The abortion lobby has itself in a pretzel. On one hand, Planned Parenthood and other supporters of abortion argue that certain forms of contraception (e.g. Plan B and Ella) do not have abortifacient effects. These proponents of abortion mock the “unproven claim that they will interfere with a fertilized egg’s implantation.” But then, when it’s convenient, they pivot and make the exact opposite claim.

At no time was the rhetoric more heated over the scientific effects of birth control than during the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. A Mother Jones headline read “In Hobby Lobby Case, the Supreme Court Chooses Religion Over Science,” declaring the science settled that “Plan B, Ella, and two intrauterine devices—do not prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg into the uterus.” (more…)

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FACT CHECK: Planned Parenthood’s lies about Personhood

Today, Personhood Education released a new document fact-checking Planned Parenthood’s mistruths about personhood laws. Radical pro-abortion groups, such as Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and the so-called National Advocates for Pregnant Women have repeatedly spread blatant fabrications about the various effects of adopting personhood measures. Among the absurd claims that these pro-abortion groups make are that personhood would ban contraception, IVF, life-saving treatment for pregnant women, and even prosecute women for miscarriages.

A recent segment on KUSA-Denver explained that Planned Parenthood admitted they “couldn’t point to any legislation in Colorado or elsewhere that specifically says women who have miscarriages could be questioned, and they couldn’t give any cases of this happening in other states that didn’t involve extenuating circumstances like drugs or violence.”

Unfortunately, some media outlets have repeated these myths without examining the lack of evidence.

Learn the facts for yourself… (more…)

Huge pro-life display in Canada makes powerful visual statement

by Madison Iszler

canadaA little over a week ago more than eighty volunteers and staff from awareness campaign We Need a Law gathered on Canada’s Parliament Hill to participate in the biggest pro-life display Canada has ever seen. They met at 6:45 AM on October 2 for a brief period of prayer and devotion before carefully installing 100,000 tiny pink and blue flags over the expansive lawn in front of Parliament buildings, according to ARPA’s website. The number of flags represented the approximate number of babies aborted in Canada every year. (more…)

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The Sad Truth about U.S. International Aid and Abortion
by Laurel Recsetar

Since the 1960’s (1) the United States government (USG) has been one of the leading contributors of international “family planning” and “reproductive health” (FP/RH) services. Both congressional legislation and executive branch policies place restrictions or requirements on funds directed toward international FP/RH services (2).

In 1984 President Reagan enacted one such executive policy, known as the “Mexico City Policy.” The policy states that in order to receive funding from the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) non-governmental organizations (NGOs) must not perform or actively promote abortion as a method of FP/RH, regardless of whether such activities are funded by specifically non-USG funds (3).

This policy was rescinded by Clinton in 1993, reinstated by Bush in 2001, and again rescinded by Obama on January 23, 2009. Here are a few of organizations eligible to receive receive USAID funds without this policy in place. (more…)

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Meriam Ibrahim is Free!

Another victory for Personhood! As you may have heard yesterday, 28-year-old Meriam Ibrahim was released from Sudanese jail and her death sentence was revoked!

In May, we learned that Meriam—then 8 months pregnant with her second child—had been sentenced to death and 100 lashes for refusing to recant her Christian faith. At that time, it was unclear whether Meriam would be executed while she was with child. This was a clear case of religious persecution and a definite violation of Meriam and her unborn daughter’s personhood rights!

That’s where you jumped into action. When we launched a petition to the Sudanese Government and the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, you answered the call. In just a few weeks, you sent 304,758 letters to these officials, calling for Meriam’s pardon and release. We couldn’t have done it without your help!

Meriam Ibrahim, who was on death row for marrying a Christian and refusing to convert back to Islam, has been ordered freed by a Sudan court, the nation’s official news agency reported.

Irish Times misreports again with “first abortion” headline

NEW YORK–In its rush to vindicate Ireland’s recent abortion legislation, the Irish Times again misled its readers today by claiming that the nation’s “first abortion” had been carried out under the new law.

Information brought forward, however, indicates that this was a medical intervention necessary to save a woman’s life, not an abortion. The woman, at risk from sepsis, delivered twin babies who were tragically too young to survive outside the womb.

“As the Irish Times reporter well knows, our most senior obstetricians, such as Dr. Sam Coulter Smith, the Master of the Rotunda, have repeatedly stated that these interventions should not be described as abortions, since the intent is not to kill the baby,” said Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute. The distinction was also highlighted in the guidelines of the Irish Institute for Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. http://www.thelifeinstitute.net/latest-news/false-irish-times-headline-misleads-public-with-first-abortion-claim/

“The claim that such interventions are abortions are hugely upsetting to the mothers and families involved who are already grieving the loss of their babies, and should not be exploited by the Irish Times or abortion campaigners,” she said.

Personhood Education supports life-saving medical interventions intended to save both mother and child, even if such interventions risk the life of the unborn child. They point to the Dublin Declaration, which proves it is never medically necessary to intentionally kill an unborn child through abortion. http://www.dublindeclaration.com/

The hospital acknowledged that this kind of intervention would have taken place prior to the legislation, a detail buried in the Irish Times article and not reflected in its sensationalist headline. In fact, the Department of Health confirmed that the abortion legislation has not yet come into effect.

Last November, the Irish Times published the headline “Woman ‘denied a termination’ dies in hospital.” The reporter later admitted that the woman, Savita Halappanavar, did not in fact request an abortion, according to the hospital record. http://www.personhoodusa.com/irish-times-reporter-admits-savita-did-not-request-abortion-according-hospital-record

“Spreading misinformation like this is part of an ongoing betrayal of the Irish people,” said Josh Craddock, Personhood Education’s United Nations liaison. “The Irish Times has repeatedly exposed their blatant pro-abortion bias by putting their political agenda above honest reporting of the facts.”