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Pro-lifers who exposed Planned Parenthood’s body parts trade cleared of charges

Pro-lifers who exposed Planned Parenthood’s body parts trade cleared of charges

David Daleiden On July 26, the Harris County District Attorney’s office in Texas dropped all charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, who were responsible for releasing a series of undercover videos which showed that various Planned Parenthood clinics were breaking state and federal laws regarding the trafficking of body parts of aborted children. On July 14 2015, Daleiden started releasing the videos through the Center for Medical Progress, a ... (Continue reading)

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The Walls Are Talking: are you listening?

The Walls Are Talking:  are you listening?

The Walls are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell their Stories by Abby Johnson (Ignatius Press, $23, 160 pages) When it was released in the beginning of 2011, Abby Johnson’s biography Unplanned got the pro-life movement all abuzz. Planned Parenthood’s 2008 Employee of the Year and director of a Texas Planned Parenthood facility Johnson had had a conversion after assisting with an ultrasound-guided abortion on September 26, 2009. She had ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-abortion protesters disrupt candlelight vigil

Members of a group calling themselves the “Proletarian Feminist Front” were arrested after they disrupted the peaceful Candlelight Virgil and clashed with the police. Every year the evening before the National March for Life, there is a Candlelight Vigil at the Canadian Human Rights Monument to remember the victims of abortion, and every year there are a handful of feminist and gay activists who counter-demonstrate. This year the pro-abortion demonstrators blocked the stage with their signs and attempted to drown out ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers reject notion that Zika virus justifies abortion

As the Centers for Disease Control said April 13 that the Zika virus can cause microcephaly and other birth defects, pro-life leaders expressed concern that the assessment will be used to promote abortion. A report published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded, “a causal relationship exists between prenatal Zika virus infection and microcephaly and other serious brain anomalies.” The study examined, among other factors, “Zika virus infection at times during prenatal development that were consistent with the defects observed” ... (Continue reading)

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Punishment and abortion

Seeking the Republican presidential nomination, businessman Donald Trump said he would like to see women punished, possibly with jail, if the abortion procedure were outlawed. Trump has been a buffoon on the campaign trail and few people believe his road to Cleveland conversion to pro-life; before becoming a candidate for the Republican nomination, Trump donated to Planned Parenthood and numerous pro-abortion politicians, including Hillary Clinton, and let it slip during this campaign that he would continue to fund PP because ... (Continue reading)

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PEI abortion-free no more

PEI abortion-free no more

PEI Premier Wade MacLauchlan has expanded abortion services twice in less than a year. Prince Edward Island Liberal Premier Wade MacLauchlan announced on March 31 that the province would make abortion available on the Island by the end of the year. The provincial government was under pressure from the Liberal government in Ottawa to provide surgical abortion services ... (Continue reading)

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Study: sex-selection abortion practiced by Indo-Canadian women

Two studies in the Canadian Medical Association Journal examined more than six million births from 1990 through 2012 and determined that there are about 4,400 “missing girls” among Canada’s Indian immigrant community. Researchers found that Indian-born women who immigrated to Canada give birth to 138 boys for every 100 girls. The global ratio for boy to girls births is about 107 boys to 100 girls and Ontario rate is 105 boys for every 100 girls. Among Indian-born Canadian families, women who already ... (Continue reading)

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Liberals won’t rule out withholding provincial health funding over abortion

Liberals won’t rule out withholding provincial health funding over abortion

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott told Global News she hopes to negotiate with P.E.I. to resolve abortion-access standoff, but did not rule out withholding health transfer payments if Charlottetown did not provide surgical ... (Continue reading)

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Ottawa’s $81 million UNFPA grant may fund abortions in developing countries

Ottawa’s $81 million UNFPA grant may fund abortions in developing countries

Obianuju Ekeocha says the West should not foist abortion on the developing world. International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced March 7 that the Liberal government is pledging $81.5 million for new “sexual and reproductive health services and rights” funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). There were confusing signals whether this would include abortion. The Globe and Mail ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers applaud as Toronto’s Scott abortion facility closes after three decades

Pro-lifers applaud as Toronto’s Scott abortion facility closes after three decades

Pro-lifers block the door at the Scott Clinic during a rescue, circa 1992. Toronto’s Scott abortion facility, run by abortionist Robert Scott and his wife Maria Corsillo, is “closing its doors after 29 years,” according to an announcement on its website. “Yes, we are closed,” a Scott Clinic staff person verified in a telephone call from LifeSiteNews, but refused ... (Continue reading)

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Zika virus outbreak leads to abortion push in Latin America

Zika virus outbreak leads to abortion push in Latin America

Abortion advocates are using the Zika virus to pressure Latin American governments to expand access to abortion. The Zika virus is transmitted to humans bitten by infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes residing in tropical areas. About one in five infected individuals experience mild symptoms of fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes for up to a week. The virus was first detected in rhesus monkeys in Uganda and Tanzania in 1947. ... (Continue reading)

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Hollywood goes boldly pro-abortion

Since I began writing this column almost seven years ago, I have had a few mantras – dictums that I’ve thought you can rely on when judging popular culture and its baleful evolution. One is that cheaper usually beats better (as in mp3s or video on cellphones versus high end audio gear and movie theatres). Another is that there’s no such thing as a period film; every film is ... (Continue reading)

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Activists threaten lawsuit to bring abortion to Prince Edward Island

Activists threaten lawsuit to bring  abortion to Prince Edward Island

CLCY's Alissa Golob (left) and Sarah MacDonald (right) with PEI MLA James Aylward. On Jan. 5, Abortion Access Now PEI issued a press release announcing it was suing the Prince Edward Island government to force it to provide taxpayer-funded abortions on the island. Last summer, newly elected Liberal Premier Wade MacLauchlan liberalized the province’s abortion regulations, making it simpler ... (Continue reading)

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Shooting at Colorado Planned Parenthood kills three

Shooting at Colorado Planned Parenthood kills three

Robert Lewis Dear, facing a total 179 charges in relation to Planned Parenthood shooting, is reported to have mental health issues. On Nov. 27, Robert Lewis Dear, opened fire at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs. During a five-hour standoff, he killed one police officer and two civilians: Garrett ... (Continue reading)

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100 Islanders demand P.E.I. remain abortion-free

100 Islanders demand P.E.I.  remain abortion-free

"What right do I have as a doctor to prescribe a procedure that kills another human life?" Dr. Laura Lewis of Physicians for Life asked at the rally, speaking of RU-486. About 100 pro-life advocates rallied in front of PEI’s ... (Continue reading)

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