There are many, many developments in Congress and in the courts regarding abortion. This report is a summary of recent events with many links for you to research further.
Obama Administration Refuses to Release National Abortion Statistics
As exclusively reported by Erick Erickson on RedState Thursday: For the first time in 40 years, the Obama administration is hiding national abortion statistics through Planned Parenthood and is refusing requests to publish them. This is historic and very, very suspect. Congress has been reacting in the past 24 hours.
Most Americans – regardless of their view on abortion – share the goal of reducing abortions. These statistics play an important role in determining whether our public and private efforts are effective. As long as abortion is legal in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should continue to provide doctors, health care providers, policymakers, and individuals with standard public health information. It is my sincere hope that the CDC does not intend to abdicate this most basic public health role.
I would respectfully request a response to this letter detailing your agency’s future plans regarding the Abortion Surveillance System. If your agency does not intend to collect or publish this data now and in the future, I would also request a detailed explanation as to why the agency has reversed its position on the public health benefits of abortion surveillance and all internal documents discussing this topic, including emails and memoranda.
“Big Nanny” Health Legislation Creates Liberal Hypocrisy About Abortion
Liberals are trying to have it “both” ways.
The left prides itself on a supposedly “scientific” approach to such things as evolution. Conveniently now, the left wants to “ignore” new scientific developments which have made the Roe v. Wade opinion legalizing abortion in 1973 “outmoded” and barbaric. Feminists don’t want to see 3-D ultrasounds of infants in utero fighting for their little lives. And now, the government doesn’t want the public to know how many abortions are being performed.
The desire to be slutty and irresponsible with no guilt about getting rid of something “inconvenient” is at the base of the abortion “discussion.” Very few want to describe it that way, but that’s what it is. The hypocrisy of liberals is, they claim to the liberty to do as they wish with “their” bodies, but don’t want to consider when a new life inside them becomes “its” own life. They want “freedom” of their body, but yet they support all kinds of “big government” encroachments into bodily freedoms: salt intake, smoking in public places and even out of doors (see: New York), banning “trans-fats” in food, Happy Meals with toys, baked goods and pizza fundraisers during school hours, fluoridation of tap water, and so on.
New Technology Changes Everything
There are much-improved technologies in ultrasound since 1969 when Roe v. Wade to legalize abortion was going through the courts.
These new ultrasounds show a very clear picture of what a pre-born infant is doing in utero at what age.They are so detailed and graphic that Planned Parenthood workers who are now viewing them have begun quitting their jobs to become pro-life advocates.
We know now what we didn’t know 38 years ago: that the little in-utero people that pro-abortionists call “fetuses” are actually fighting the suction wand as it moves in to crunch them into pieces in a “first trimester” abortion. ( See “Silent Scream” video here.)
New Legislation is Based on New Technology
There is another thought to make abortion illegal sooner, when the baby’s heart starts beating. Bills are pending in the House and Senate.
One News Now:
Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) is sponsoring the “Life at Conception Act” (S.91), which will define personhood from the moment of conception. Sen. Wicker has 13 co-sponsors thus far.
In Harry Blackmun’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, he wrote that “if personhood is established, the appellant’s case (i.e., ‘Roe’), of course collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] amendment.”
Under S.91, a “human person” and a “human being” includes every individual “at all stages of life, including, but not limited to, the moment of fertilization, cloning and other moment at which an individual…comes into being.”
If this bill is enacted into law, it thus will not only provide protection for unborn babies, it will follow the path Justice Blackmun laid out 38 years ago for overturning Roe v. Wade, an act of judicial activism that has led to the deaths of 53 million infants before they have drawn their first breath.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) has introduced a parallel bill in the House (H.R.374) which currently has 53 co-sponsors.
Another area of discussion is whether low-income mothers should have their abortions funded by the government. “Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act”, sponsored by Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana. If passed, the law would deny federal money to any organisation that provides abortions at all – the argument being that there is no definitive way to guarantee that funds used for, say, birth control or STD treatments won’t slip into the “abortion pot”. The effect would be to severely limit, if not eliminate, groups like Planned Parenthood that provide a variety of family planning needs.
Late-term abortions are now being scrutinized anew after a grand jury investigation of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia. A grand jury has found that Gosnell was going far beyond the gruesome late-term abortion procedure. He has killed hundreds of live 7-or 8-month-old babies by cutting their spinal cords with scissors after he delivered them alive.
The annual “Walk for Life” which is held in cities nationwide each year on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion, are growing in size. Even in liberal San Francisco, 50,000 people marched for life in January this year. Last year, 35, 000 people showed up in San Francisco in pouring, torrential rains.
The pro-life group “LiveAction” has just conducted sting operations at Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in several cities which shows the clinic workers conspiring with LiveAction’s undercover “pimps” and “prostitutes” to provide abortions for under-age sex slaves.
Go here to read about the LiveAction “sting operations” at Planned Parenthood clinics in New Jersey and Virginia.
In short, the left claims to have “logic” and “science” on its side in so many debates.
There is now new science to dispel justification for abortion at many stages. Roe v. Wade is “outmoded.” The law and our society’s morality must “catch up” to the science which shows, without a doubt, we are murdering humans that have every chance to be viable…..if only we allow them to live.
SusaninGlendale, Big Journalism: “Make-Believe Media Circle Wagons Around Planned Parenthood; Tie Pro-Life Whistleblowers to Arizona Shooting”