US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

From Columbia Christians for Life:

US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law
Posted Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. ­ A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that a Mississippi law that would close the state’s only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.

The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its 2-1 ruling in a case involving the state’s 2012 law, which required physicians at the clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital.

Physicians at the clinic applied for the privileges at Jackson-area hospitals but were unable to get them.

Attorneys for Mississippi argued that if the clinic closed, women could get abortions in other states.

“Today’s ruling ensures women who have decided to end a pregnancy will continue, for now, to have access to safe, legal care
in their home state,” Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, said in a news release.

The appeals court panel ruled that a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1973 established a constitutional right to abortion. The panel ruled that Mississippi may not shift its obligation for established constitutional rights of its citizens to another state.

“Pre-viability, a woman has the constitutional right to end her pregnancy by abortion. H.B. 1390 effectively extinguishes that right
within Mississippi’s borders,” wrote the two judges in the majority ruling, E. Grady Jolly of Mississippi and Stephan A. Higginson of Louisiana.

The Mississippi law, signed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, was in House Bill 1390.

The 5th Circuit handles cases from Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. Judge Emilio M. Garza of Texas wrote that he disagreed with the ruling by Jolly and Higginson.

“Because the undue burden test requires an assessment of the difficulty of obtaining abortion services, whether in a woman’s own state or a neighboring state, and because neither the district court nor the majority has undertaken this assessment, I respectfully dissent,” Garza wrote.

In late March, the 5th Circuit upheld a 2013 Texas law that puts several restrictions on abortion clinics, including requiring their physicians to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. After that, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a new lawsuit challenging parts of the Texas abortion law, including the admitting privileges requirement.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/29/6003979/us-appeals-panel-strikes-down.html#storylink=cpy

Is Planned Parenthood’s ‘Torture Sex’ Advice Making Its Way Into the Classroom?

By Melissa Barnhart – The Christian Post:


In the latest installment of “SexEd: Planned Parenthood’s Dangerous Sex Advice for Kids,” an Oregon Planned Parenthood counselor is shown telling a 15-year-old girl, who’s under the legal age of consent, to watch porn, go to a sex shop, and experiment with bondage and hitting with her boyfriend.

Live Action released its fourth undercover video last week, with others soon to follow, that shows a Planned Parenthood counselor and nurse giving BDSM (bondage and discipline/dominance and submission/sadism and masochism) or “torture sex” advice to a girl whom she believes is only 15.

“The workers are not only telling the underage girls to practice sadomasochism, bondage and discipline — violent and destructive sexual practices — but also to access sex shops and porn websites when there’s a question of consent there,” Lila Rose president of the pro-life group Live Action, told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly earlier this week. “I think the other bigger question is that some of these relationships are adult-child relationships, statutory rape — we’ve been investigating that at Planned Parenthood for years. Planned Parenthood doesn’t report sexual abuse, so that’s another dimension to this.”

Read more here: http://www.christianpost.com/news/is-planned-parenthoods-torture-sex-advice-making-its-way-into-the-classroom-123711/


The Hookup Culture is the context for campus rape

Originally posted on thereformedmind:

I have argued in the past that part of the reason why boys show increasing violence towards women is not that boys are taught to be masculine (far from it), its that they are no longer taught to be chivalrous.  A boy is masculine and that masculinity unchanneled and unconstrained is more likely to be used to harm rather than protect women (and others).  In a culture of increasing fatherlessness and in a culture where fatherhood and chivalry are seen as either unimportant or backwards, violent males shouldn’t surprise us.

Related is the hookup culture celebrated in the culture and exhibited on college campuses.  Could this be a contributor to sexual violence towards women? Adelaide Mena and Caitlin La Ruffa makes their case for the affirmative here:

The problem of sexual assault is not new. In the modern college setting, however, the deconstruction of sexual norms, coupled with an “anything…

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OSA Report: The Conclusion of the Matter

Operation Save America, New Orleans, 2014

“Passing the Mantle” Thursday, July 24th

Baton Rouge Outreach

Screen-shot-2013-05-30-at-7.43.05-PM-955x300By Kendra Thomas

On Thursday, OSA visited Baton Rouge, LA. Tom Raddell of Cleveland Ohio set up his powerful, professional display of graphic panels at the state capital of Louisiana. The 200 foot wide and 8 foot tall displayconsisted of pictures of human atrocities and genocide, presented along side of pictures of aborted babies. Each panel connected abortion, America’s modern Holocaust, to historical evils.

Christians also visited the Delta Clinic of Baton Rouge on Thursday. The clinic kills on two days a week, Tuesday and Thursdays. When clinic staff heard OSA was considering a Tuesday ministry outreach, the clinic shut down. When OSA members showed up on Thursday instead, they found the clinic shut down that day too. For the week Christians witnessed the Gospel and stood for life, Baton Rouge was a safer place for preborn children.

This Clinic Stays Closed

The same could be said for the cities of New Orleans and Metairie. The mantra by abortionist supporters this week was, “This Clinic Stays Open.” A radical group called “Pink House Defenders” from Mississippi’s last remaining abortion clinic joined with local pro-abortionists. They clinic escorts helped the prolife movement by representing an intimidating presence to any would be abortion patients. The group of feminists, lesbians, and communists wore pink vests labeled “Pro-choice Clinic Escorts” and held blue signs reading, “This Clinic Stays Open.”

Women’s Healthcare Center in New Orleans pretended to remain open. Clinic escorts ushered in abortion supporters as though they were “patients” scheduled for appointments. OSA’s sharp-eyed children pointed out that after a few moments of being inside the clinic, the “patients” would leave the building dressed in pink clinic escort vests, holding blue signs. The “patients” then lined the sidewalk. The pro-abortion mantra should have been, “This revolving door stays open.” Although Women’s Healthcare Center’s door stayed open, no pregnant women walked through it. As far as we know, baby murder was arrested and stopped the week Christians ministered the Gospel of the Kingdom at the gates of hell.

Louisiana State University

At Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, OSA members from California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Virginia, and Florida joined with evangelist Jason Storm and T. Russell Hunter of Abolish Human Abortion. The outreach consisted mostly of young adults, teenagers, and children. The young people of OSA were blessed to observe Jason and Russell evangelize.

The young people were engaged and passionate about leading the lost to Christ. The Holy Spirit was with the children as they shared the Good News and held signs revealing the ugliness and sin of abortion. They were not ashamed of the Gospel (Romans 1:16).

Valiant (14), Jeremiah (12), and Victor (14) spoke to a young agnostic student (17) visiting the university. As the boys gave out tracts, the young man asked what their religious beliefs were. Jeremiah responded that they were Christians. The young man asked if Christianity was their parents’ faith. The boys responded that they were Christians of their own accord. Referring to the large signs of aborted babies, the young man than asked why abortion was wrong. He stated, “It’s the woman’s choice.” The boys replied that abortion is murder. Val added, “God doesn’t like murder.” The young man left to enter the student commons. He came back outside after having googled questions about Christianity. The three boys spoke to the young man for about thirty minutes, lifting the name of Jesus. When the conversation concluded, the boys were pumped. A fire for evangelism was lit.

The youngest member of the LSU outreach, Jubilee (7), was an uncompromising witness for Christ. She approached a secular professor and politely but boldly asked, “Do you know Jesus?” The professor was silent. “You know he died for your sins, right?” More silence. She continued,”What do you think of abortion?” More awkward silence. “You know they’re killing babies?” At that, the professor walked awkwardly away. Jubilee continued her evangelizing on the public sidewalk. Eventually she entered the student commons and gave a lonely looking businessman a tract. With her cuteness factor, Jubilee was a lethal Gospel weapon.

Loving Our Neighbor

Another team of Christians visited Javonne Turner’s neighborhood. Turner is the clinic manager of the Delta Clinic of Baton Rouge. The team handed out flyers inviting her neighbors to “adopt her” as a prayer focus. The flyer asked people to pray for her salvation.

Turner’s owns a second business- a day care for children. Early in the morning, OSA saints visited her day care center, Brown Bears Child Care, with signs asking her to stop killing image bearers of Christ.

A local newspaper reported on the event. The news outlet nailed it. Charlotte Guedry of the Creole wrote:

Drivers along Hwy. 44 are getting to see something not often seen in Ascension Parish this morning, as a group from Operation Save America are gathered to “pray for the soul” of a local daycare owner.

Javonne Turner, according to the Secretary of State’s website, is listed as a registered agent of Brown Bears Child Care. According to protesters, she is also employed by Delta Abortion Clinic in Baton Rouge. When checking with Delta Abortion Clinic, a “no comment” answer was given. The group feels that raising awareness will help members of the community “adopt this woman and lead her to Christ.”

The group are a mix of people from across the country who gather whenever they feel there is a need to make a statement. They were handing out flyers, asking local residents to adopt Turner and “pray for her repentance and salvation.” They also asked that her “sins be exposed,” and that “letters be written, asking her to stop the killing of innocent children.”

Operation Save America’s mission is to “take up the cause of preborn children in the name of Jesus Christ. We employ only biblical principles. The Bible is our foundation; the Cross of Christ is our strategy; the repentance of the Church of Jesus Christ is our ultimate goal. As the Church changes its heart toward unborn children, God Himself will hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and bring healing to our land. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only answer to the abortion holocaust. It is upon our active repentance in the streets of our cities that the Gospel is visibly lived out. We become to the church, to our city, and to our nation living parables which rightly represent God’s heart toward His helpless children.”

Operation Save America representatives claim that Turner is being hypocritical with her views on children by working at both an abortion clinic and a daycare facility. However, their literature also asks residents to not berate Turner. “Javonne Turner is our neighbor,” they state. “As Christians we are called to love her. Our actions may bring her to Jesus and eternal life.”

According to the Gonzales Police Department, the right to peacefully protest is legal as long as the protestors do not step onto the property of the daycare facility, but stay on the right of way.

A call to Brown Bears Child Care was answered, and a request to speak to Ms. Turner was made. The woman who answered the phone said, “we have no comment,” when she asked why I was calling.

Passing the Mantle

Finally, Thursday night’s rally brought a transition to OSA. Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, assistant to the director, was set in as National Director of Operation Rescue/ Operation Save America. Rev. Flip Benham (National Director since 1994) and Pastor Keith Tucci (National Director before Flip and right after founder, Randall Terry) laid hands on Rusty and passed the mantle of leadership to him. After the mantle was passed, faithful Christian men surrounded Rusty and prayed over him, as Curtis blew the rams horn. At the conclusion of the setting in, Rusty’s challenge to the brethren was, “You have bled with Keith. You have bled with Flip. Now bleed with me.”

Jesus gave His life for us. Are we willing to suffer for Him? The babies need you.erry) laid hands on Rusty and passed the mantel of authority to him. Please pray for my husband during this monumental transition.

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Originally posted on The United Families International Blog:

aabortion funding

by Maddi Gillel     Simple lines of black and white and right and wrong have been blurred. The old institutions are not what they used to be and the new organizations are, many times, also suspect.

I am well aware that there have been what is known as ‘shake downs’ in our country in which a representative from one organization will ‘blackmail’ another organization/corporation with rascist accusations, or some other concocted politically incorrect philosophy, to extort money or favors from said organization (corporation). Having said that, there are still organizations which ‘volunteer’ to make contributions to PLANNED PARENTHOOD and ACORN type organizations.

Planned Parenthood is famous for two tenets today: abortion and counselling teenage girls on ‘rough sex.’ Acorn is a left-wing group that was influential in launching Obama –the most pro-abortion president in our nation’s history – into his political career.

The following groups/organizations are some on the…

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Botched late term abortion by California clinic lands woman in hospital

Originally posted on Saynsumthn's Blog:

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The OC Weekly has reported that a woman who was under arrest was taken for late term abortion at the Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA) abortion clinic in Long Beach. Following her visit to FPA for the 20 week abortion the prisoner suffered an incomplete abortion and had to be hospitalized. The botched procedure was performed in 2012 but is only coming to light after the Orange County District Attorney’s Office published their investigative report on the death of the fetus.

FPA Long Beach

From the story:

On March 13, 2012, Huntington Beach police arrested a woman identified in the report as “Lauren” for possession of a controlled substance. Because of a parole hold, authorities booked her into the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) Women’s Main Jail. Lauren told staff there that she was 16 weeks pregnant and that both she and her boyfriend had agreed on aborting it when the relationship…

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Pro-Life Nurse Files Lawsuit Over Job Denial

Posted at the Inquisitr:

Hospital forces nurses to participate in abortionsA Florida pro-life nurse maintains a health center refused to hire her because she is pro-life. Sara Hellwege has filed a lawsuit over the employer’s decision to end the interview process after reportedly discovering Helwege’s religious views about certain types of birth control and membership in a pro-life organization.

Sara Hellwege was seeking a position as a nurse-midwife at the Tampa Family Health Centers earlier this year. When clinic officials involved in the interview process allegedly asked the Florida nurse about her membership in the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, her eligibility to meet the job description was allegedly called into question. The pro-life medical professional’s group opposes abortion.

Conservative legal group, the Alliance Defending Freedom, is representing nurse Hellwege. The pro-life nurse maintains the decision to reject her for the position based upon her abortion stance and group membership was illegal under state and federal law.

Read more here: http://www.inquisitr.com/1365243/pro-life-nurse-files-lawsuit-over-job-denial/

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