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June 13, 2009
PP AND KOMEN? DO NOT BE MISLED!

Planned Parenthood Federation of America likes to promote its own organization by focusing on the variety of "services" that it offers women. Ever notice how PP downplays the fact that it performs abortions? Even PP knows that people don't like abortion, but it continues to kill babies anyway. In fact, PP is the largest abortion chain in the country.

In its quest to appear as a benevolent health-care organization for women, PP draws a good deal of attention to its offer of breast exams, funding for which often comes through the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Why does Susan G. Komen support the largest abortion chain in the country? Why is it that an organization such as Susan G. Komen, that raises millions of dollars for breast cancer research, gives the money to an organization promoting abortion and birth control? Especially when both of these increase the chances of women getting breast cancer?

The connection between abortion and breast cancer is well documented. To learn more about the abortion/breast cancer link visit: http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/abc.html. Additional information is available on Life Issues.net. Click here to learn more.

To view the PP and Susan G. Komen connections in areas throughout the country, go to: http://www.stopp.org/wsr080409.htm.


CLOCK TICKING IN BOSTON ARCHDIOCESE ABORTION SCANDAL

[Editor's Note] The story below illustrates the serious problem encountered when Catholic hospitals join forces with secular health care institutions, a practice that is occurring frequently throughout the United States. The Boston situation is very likely not a unique one. However, it does point to the very serious need for Congress to strongly assert its support of conscience protection for medical personnel and institutions so that they are free to refuse to deliver certain health care services, including but not limited to abortion, that violate their consciences.

Washington, DC (09 June 2009) — The Archdiocese of Boston is on track to provide abortion "services" and American Life League is rolling out an aggressive campaign to expose the scandal.

Celticare, the joint venture of archdiocesan Caritas Christi Health Care network and Centene Corp., will join Massachusetts' subsidized health program effective July 1.

Celticare lists abortion, family planning and "reproductive services" on their web site. Centene and Caritas Christi both said they would ensure access to all services required by the Massachusetts Connector Authority, including "confidential family planning services."

"We will not allow this scandal to go unnoticed," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. "The Catholic Church in Boston is set to become a partner in the abortion industry."

Catholic Action League of Massachusetts reports new information on abortion services on Celticare's web site are "final and conclusive proof" Caritas Christi will participate in abortions.

While the Archdiocese of Boston continues to assert that the matter is under review, Centene Corp. has and continues to state the current plan will become effective July 1.

"Cardinal O'Malley must realize this situation requires his immediate and definitive action," Brown said. "The Cardinal must not permit this scandal to continue. It would be tragic for yet another debacle, caused by misinformation, contradictory statements and shameful cover-ups, to besmirch the reputation of the Archdiocese of Boston."

American Life League was co-founded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.

Follow this link for the June 11, 2009 Boston Globe article and Cardinal O'Malley's statement on this matter: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/06/11/cardinal_ omalley_seeks_to_modify_insurance_venture/

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Catholic News Agency: Archdiocese reviewing Catholic network's alleged role in providing abortions (09 June 2009) http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16232

Catholic Culture: Boston Catholic Health Care Agency in Partnership Providing Abortion Coverage (08 June 2009) http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=3145


OBAMA SEEKS TAXPAYER FUNDING OF ABORTION IN D.C.

D.C. Abortion Funding Ban is in Danger of Being Side-Stepped
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
By Monica Gabriel

(CNSNews.com) — Pro-life groups will join pro-family members of Congress Wednesday in urging Congress to preserve a pro-life law and prevent taxpayer money going to finance what they call a tragedy — abortions for girls as young as 12.

Last month, President Obama called for an amendment that would repeal the Dornan Amendment — a law that bans the appropriation of funding for abortion in the District of Columbia. The amendment would make tax funded abortion legal in D.C.

"If Congress goes along with the Obama proposal, the predictable result will be tax funding for several thousand elective abortions annually, including roughly 1,000 abortions annually that would not otherwise occur," said Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee in a news release.

The language of the Dornan Amendment — named after its sponsor, former-Rep. Robert Dornan (R-Calif.) — provides that "None of the funds appropriated under this Act shall be expended for any abortion" except when the mother's life is threatened, and after rape or incest.

Obama's proposal is not new; it was first proposed by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) in 1996 and 1998, according to Joy Yearout, spokeswoman for the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life organization. The proposed amendment would simply insert the word "federal" before "funds" in the provisions of the law.

"Essentially that creates a loophole to allow D.C. to use locally generated revenue from taxes to pay for abortions," Yearout explained to CNSNews.com

While D.C. would still be banned from tapping congressionally appropriated funds for abortion, it could still use local tax revenue to fund abortion. The effects of this step of the abortion bailout loom large for a specific sector of the population — teenagers. "We are working with the pro-life women in the House to raise awareness about the issue among their colleagues even before the legislation is put in front of them," Yearout told CNSNews.com.

Five congresswomen are taking the lead — and sponsoring Wednesday's news conference: Reps. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio); Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.); Sue Myrick (R-N.C.); Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Mary Fallin (R-Okla.).

The District of Columbia, which is not a state, grants minors the right to an abortion without parental consent. Yearout said pro-life groups believe that taxpayer money would wind up paying for the abortion of teens who would come to the Nation's capital to skirt parental consent laws in their home states. Johnson, meanwhile, said the president's claimed commitment to reducing abortions is laughable, in light of his budget proposal. "That is a political scam. In reality, President Obama is pursuing a step-by-step strategy to expand access to abortion," Johnson said.


IDEOLOGICAL BATTLEGROUND EXPECTED IN FLORIDA GOP SENATE PRIMARY

U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) will not seek re-election in 2010. The Republican Party primary is shaping up to be a contest between the Reagan conservative and the establishment or "Rockefeller" wings of the Party.

Florida's current governor Charlie Crist is considered by many to be a RINO (Republican in Name Only). They point out that Crist did not keep his campaign promises to lower taxes and correct insurance problems. The fact that, by Executive Order he overturned the waiting limit for convicted felons to apply to have their voting rights re-instated, and his agreement to accept the Obama stimulus monies without knowing, according to sources, the full implications of the stimulus plan is causing pain among conservative voters.

On the other side of the equation, two conservatives are also seeking the Republican nod. Former state representative Marco Rubio, 37, described his campaign as one that will ".offer Republicans a front-row seat to a debate about the future of the republican Party here in Florida and across the nation."

Former U.S. Senator Bob Smith of New Hampshire, now a Florida resident, is also seeking the nomination, according to reports, raising concerns that the conservative vote will be split, allowing Crist, who is usually described as a "moderate" to win the nomination. A clean, clear match up between Crist and a one true conservative would better serve the Party and the state of Florida.

Both Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) who is chairman of the Republican National Senatorial Committee, jumped in right away to endorse Charlie Crist, angering pro-life conservatives who will long remember that, as Florida Attorney General Crist failed to execute the full powers of his office to help save the life of Terri Schiavo. Terri's story is found here in a Human Events column written by her father. For Republican leaders to support one candidate over others in a contested Republican primary is considered by many to be very bad form.

All eyes will be on the Florida Republican Primary.


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