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Preborn babies sense not just pain, but light and temperature

Live Action News

By Kelli | February 4, 2018

This past week, Students for Life of America’s Western Regional Director Reagan Barklage shared a post on the SFLA Facebook page, discussing her recent trip to see a massage therapist about some sciatica pain due to her pregnancy. She describes how her preborn baby boy did not like being moved out of his position, which was causing his mother pain. She then tells how her massage therapist calmed her baby for the rest of the session — and it’s amazing.

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Michael Schwartz, Longtime Coburn Staffer and Anti-Abortion Advocate, Dies at 63

By Emily Cahn, Roll Call Staff
Feb. 4, 2013, 5:26 p.m.

Michael Schwartz, longtime chief of staff to Sen. Tom Coburn and a devout Catholic who was passionate in his crusade against abortion, died Sunday after succumbing to Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 63.

Schwartz served as Coburn’s chief of staff for almost the entirety of the Oklahoma Republican’s career in the House and Senate, before stepping down in November after his disease made it too difficult to carry out the job’s daily tasks.

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Ryan Response a Pro-Life Model

Rep. Paul Ryan’s response to “the abortion question” during the Oct. 11, 2012, Vice Presidential debate, transcribed by Catholic Studies Senior Fellow George Weigel in a National Review Online blog; reprinted from Life Advocacy Briefing of Oct. 22, 2012

Moderator Raddatz: This debate is, indeed, historic. We have two Catholic candidates, first time on a stage such as this. And I would like to ask you both to tell me what role your religion has played in your own personal views on abortion.

Rep. Ryan: None. (Ms. Raddatz’s jaw drops. The Vice President is rendered temporarily speechless. The audience gasps. Cong. Ryan lets his surprising answer sink in a moment and continues.)

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ObamaCare Mandate Resisted, Wounded in Court

The Foundry – July 29, 2012
Jennifer Marshall and Dominique Ludvigson

Colorado federal District Court Judge and Carter appointee John L. Kane granted a preliminary injunction Friday on behalf of Hercules Industries in Newland v. Sebelius. The injunction secured by Newland’s attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom is the first to be ordered by a federal court judge in litigation surrounding the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate under Obamacare.

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Status of the Law

By Clarke D. Forsythe
Reprinted from National Review Online under the title Progress after Casey

Twenty years ago today, on Monday, June 29, 1992, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a tragic mistake in the view of pro-life Americans because it failed to overturn Roe v. Wade. But the whole story is far more complex.

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Secretive Planned Parenthood Memo: How to Stop Overpopulation by Discouraging Birth

Editor’s note: This article has been modified from its original form. In the original Abby included a discussion of some questions relating to Obama’s health care reform law. There was some confusion surrounding this aspect of the article, and, with Abby’s permission, the article was edited to focus simply on the Jaffe Memo.

When I worked at Planned Parenthood, there was something that we were not allowed to talk about. If we didn’t talk about it, then maybe no one else would either. It was called the Jaffe Memo. In 1969, Planned Parenthood was asked by the government to produce some ideas to help with overpopulation. They did just that. What is in the memo as a “solution” to overpopulation is astonishing. And, I’m sorry to say, it looks like the Jaffe Memo is starting to show its face in our culture.

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The Stupak Stumble

Classic Greek tragedies were organized always around a “fatal flaw” in the leading character, and that flaw was almost always “hubris,” overweening pride, causing the protagonist to fall victim of himself.

The Bible warns about the same character flaw. Here it is in Proverbs: The oft-quoted and universally true Prov. 16: 18 – “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Several other Biblical Proverbs reflect the same warning, as do verses in other books of the Holy Scripture.

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‘Don’t Ask / Don’t Tell’ Policy in Women’s Healthcare Maims a Victim, Kills a Second

This eyewitness report was first posted on the Internet website www.SmallVictoriesUSA.com. The source is Angela Michael, a fearless and often harassed sidewalk counselor / abortion intervener at the notorious Hope [sic] Clinic [sic] in Granite City, Illinois, a town in the St. Louis Metro East area. Mrs. Michael and her husband have led vigils at the late-term abortuary (which was plaintiff in the suit against Illinois’s Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act) for many years. The reader will find a range of emotions in this passionate report, from deep frustration and righteous anger to tender compassion. The reader will find also the reality of slaughterhouse-grade conditions and practices at this hugely profitable, virtually unregulated magnet abortion mill. We reprint Mrs. Michael’s report with the hope of opening minds and reaching hearts with the urgent need to limit and soon, please, Lord, recriminalize abortion in America.

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Nancy Pelosi, Population Controller

By Steven W. Mosher

Most of us understand that children are the only future a nation has. The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, apparently does not.

In the name of fiscal austerity, she wants us to embark upon a population control program here at home to drive down the birth rate. How else can one understand her desire to add hundreds of millions of dollars of family planning spending to the stimulus package under discussion in the Congress?

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Winning with Life = Speaking Clearly

Among the first targets of the incoming administration, most observers expect, is the policy handed down by Pres. Bush in August, 2001, disqualifying from federal funding any experiments sacrificing embryonic human beings.

It was seen at the time as a controversial policy, but it carefully followed an ethical standard and has served both the taxpayers and the legitimate research community well. Without the Bush policy, federally funded bioscientists would still be spinning wheels trying to find a sunbeam in a blizzard, chasing wild geese instead of developing actual therapies and cures through ethical adult stem cell research.

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