May 23, 2012
Recently, Utah became the only state in the nation to require women to wait three days — 72 hours — before receiving an abortion. The waiting period for other states is typically a 24-hour waiting period. For more details, go here.
Last year, South Dakota passed a 72-hour abortion waiting period bill, but Planned Parenthood successfully had the law blocked before it went into effect. In Utah, Planned Parenthood may consider legal action now that the legislation went into effect in early May.
Meanwhile in Texas, the 24-hour sonogram bill has gone into full effect, as Planned Parenthood lost its battle to have the law stopped by the 5th Circuit court. Though a federal judge had originally ordered that the law not go into effect, a three-judge panel on the circuit court has upheld its constitutionality. Planned Parenthood has not appealed that decision, and many in the pro-life movement believe that it is because PP doesn’t want this — or any similar case — to go to the U.S. Supreme Court which may well uphold the legislation.
After two women were transported by ambulance away from the New Woman All Women abortion facility in Birmingham, an investigation was launched and as of Monday, May 21, the facility closed its doors, according to Lifesitenews.com.
Even a last minute, less-than-legal attempt by new owners to keep it open has failed and pro-lifers can rejoice in the closing, a result of the 76-page report issued by the Alabama Dept. of Health. More details here.
Joined by Planned Parenthood representatives, Illinois freshman Congressman Bob Dold (IL-10) has introduced legislation to ensure that the nation’s largest abortion provider continues to feed at the public trough and receive tax monies for its operations. Read more details here.
Dold was one of seven Republicans who voted to continue funding PP when Congress overwhelmingly voted to cut off such taxpayer funds. Unfortunately, the pro-abortion GOP lawmaker did not have a primary opponent, but does face a Democrat in November. The other RINOs included: Charles Bass (NH-2), Judy Biggert (IL-13) Mary Bono Mack (CA-45), Charles Dent (PA-15), Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) and Richard Hanna (NY-24).
The National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) is proud of its recent nation-wide bowl-a-thon which raised more than $400,000 to provide abortion funding for, among other low-income recipients, a 14-year-old girl. Headquartered in Boston, MA, NNAF’s mission statement says, in part: “Abortion is part of basic health care, which is a right that should be guaranteed to all through an expanded Medicaid program or another universal health care plan.” To read about this young teen’s experience as well as others who were financially assisted in murdering their pre-born babies, click here.
In a recent national survey, 17 of the 315 Girl Scout councils admitted to a Planned Parenthood partnership, but 249 refused to answer the survey question, which leaves one wondering why. The other 49 said they did not have such a partnership.
According to Lifenews.com, the Girl Scouts and PP have joined forces in many locations, including Waco, TX. There, for 14 years, the two groups have co-sponsored a sex education program which gives out a book called “It’s Perfectly Normal” containing drawings so graphic that we won’t link to them here and proclaiming to the young audience that abortion can be a “positive experience.” Just last year, PP in New York presented a sex-ed program called “Real Life. Real Talk.” and proudly touts among its sponsors the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways.
Since many Girl Scout troops use Catholic church facilities for their meetings, the Bishops’ Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth plans to delve into the relationship between the nation’s largest abortion provider/promoter and the Girl Scouts. See the story here.
May 31 is the deadline to file with your state GOP to be considered for a national delegate who will be selected at the District Conventions on June 23. 15 Congressional District delegates and 10 delegates at-large will be selected and we need strong pro-family, pro-life advocates to be among them in order to protect our platform planks dealing with family and life issues. Contact the Oregon Republican Party at 503/595-8881 to find out how YOU can become a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL the end of August. And be sure to let RNC for Life know if you are selected as one of those delegates: Dianne@rnclife.org Thanks!