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Today the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act along with the bureaucratic mandate that promises to fine or even jail employers, insurers and private citizens who act on pro-life principles in the health care arena.

“Obamacare” – an unconstitutional and unwarranted intrusion of government into civil liberty, religious liberty, and the private sector – jeopardizes the very existence of many businesses, charitable organizations, religious communities, Catholic schools and hospitals.

The insurance mandate seeks to coerce individuals into financing and facilitating procedures and drugs that violate their consciences and take innocent human lives.

Live Action President Lila Rose expressed the determination of many to continue to oppose the unjust legislation.

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling strikes at the heart of both Life and Liberty. Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry expect to make a killing off of Obamacare’s unconstitutional, socialized medicine scheme.”

She continued, “Today, the Supreme Court has upheld nothing more than a Ponzi scheme to expand the abortion business. If this legislation is not overturned by the next administration, Obamacare’s socialist-style diktats will be used, not to provide better or more affordable health care, but to expand Planned Parenthood’s abortion empire across the backs of American taxpayers and people of conscience – and at the expense of our religious freedoms.

“In light of today’s ruling, Americans will greet Independence Day with prayer, sacrifice, and renewed energy to continue our opposition to this mandate. We must also recommit ourselves to restoring full constitutional protections of Life and Liberty to the most vulnerable in our society: unborn children.”

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June 20, 2012
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
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    NC Planned Parenthood and NAF Support Sex-Selective Abortion in Undercover Tapes 

Abortion Industry Participates In Real War on Women Through

Search-And-Destroy Procedures on Little Girls

Raleigh, NC –Today, Live Action released new undercover footage showing a National Abortion Federation (NAF) clinic in Raleigh and a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Chapel Hill advising women on how best to procure a sex-selective abortion of their baby girls because they want a boy instead. Live Action’s “Gendercide” project has now documented abortion clinics’ support for sex-selection at 8 clinics in 5 states.  The latest footage is available at www.ProtectOurGirls.com.

In the video, a counselor at NAF member “A Woman’s Choice of Raleigh, Inc” refers a woman purportedly seeking a sex-selective abortion to an OB/GYN to confirm the gender of the baby with a diagnostic ultrasound. The counselor, “Jessica,” assures that the clinic will not have a conflict with performing a sex-selective procedure: “Your reasons are your reasons,” she says, “You know, it’s totally fine.” She also advises the woman to lie to her OB/GYN to cover her sex-selective abortion, counseling, “Just say that you had to go to the hospital and miscarried.”

At Planned Parenthood’s Chapel Hill abortion clinic, the nurse “Michelle” confirms the woman’s sex-selective motive: “It sounds like you, um, would like confirmation of the gender of the pregnancy, and um, depending on that, would, you know, kind of make the decision for you.” When the woman says she is 16 weeks’ pregnant, the Planned Parenthood nurse notes, “You know, there are, um, increased risks with the abortion procedure,” at that stage. But when the woman asks, “Can you tell me a little bit about that?” the nurse changes the subject back to procuring an accurate sex-selective abortion: “Well, I could, but, um, what I think would be more relevant is to give you some referrals to UNC OB/GYN because they have a very wonderful ultrasound department who can give you a detailed ultrasound, um, and do further testing” to be sure of the sex of the fetus. When the woman asks if she might ever face a denial of abortion services at Planned Parenthood if she wants to abort future girl pregnancies, the nurse reassures her, “We do not turn patients away who are seeking our services.”

“This latest footage again shows Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry’s callous disregard for the health of women – born and unborn,” says Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action. “Planned Parenthood and their abortion allies are waging the real war on women, and tax payers should not have to subsidize the abortion-first mentality that enables extreme gender discrimination, puts women’s health at risk, and destroys thousands of innocent lives.”

Planned Parenthood in North Carolina receives nearly $400,000 annually in taxpayer subsidies which Gov. Beverly Perdue has refused to cut.

Sex-selective abortion is legal in all but 4 states in the U.S. Last week, the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA), which would prohibit sex-selective abortions nationwide, was introduced in the Senate. Planned Parenthood claims to condemn sex-selective abortion, but in a statement last month, President and CEO Cecile Richards opposed PRENDA because it would “limit [a woman’s] choices.” Six studies in the past four years indicate that there are thousands of “missing girls” in the U.S. from sex-selective abortion. Worldwide, over 160 million girls are missing because of sex-selective abortion.

Live Action is a youth led movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending the human rights abuse of abortion.  They use new media to educate the public about the humanity of the unborn and investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless.  More information at LiveAction.org.

For further information, please contact Dan Wilson or Jameson Cunningham with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920. 

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 Abortion Giant Refuses to Confront Sex-Selective Scandal

                                                  CONTACT: Dan Wilson
June 14, 2012
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
703-739-5920/800-536-5920
media@liveaction.org

Washington, D.C. – On the heels of a new video investigation showing two Planned Parenthood clinics, in Maui and Honolulu, advising a woman how best to procure a sex-selective abortion of her baby girl, Planned Parenthood has refused to acknowledge the problem as more video evidence by Live Action continues to surface. Planned Parenthood claims publicly to condemn sex-selective abortion but continues to provide it.  This week, a bill was introduced in the Senate to ban the practice.

Today, Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action, blasted the abortion giant in a statement:

“Planned Parenthood is determined to salvage every dollar out of as many abortions as possible, regardless of the reasons.  The targeting of pre-born girls for often late-term, sex selective abortion is a growing problem in the United States, exacerbated by the fact that many women are coerced into these often late-term abortions.

“As the evidence has continued to mount, Planned Parenthood has run out of excuses.  While it claims to support women, the abortion leader refuses to end its participation in this violent and discriminatory practice.”

Yesterday’s video is the fourth in Live Action’s “Gendercide” project, documenting Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation’s support for sex-selective abortion in America. Footage for 6 different clinics in 4 different states can be viewed at www.ProtectOurGirls.com, a hub of research and information on sex-selective abortions.

Six studies in the past four years indicate that there are thousands of “missing girls” in the U.S. from sex-selective abortion. The U.K., India, Australia, and other countries ban sex-selective abortion, but the United States does not on a federal level.

Live Action is a youth led movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending the human rights abuse of abortion.  They use new media to educate the public about the humanity of the unborn and investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless.  More information at LiveAction.org.

For further information, please contact Dan Wilson or Jameson Cunningham with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.

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PRENDA Mirrors Rep. Trent Frank’s Bill in the House

                                              CONTACT: Dan Wilson
June 14, 2012
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
703-739-5920/800-536-5920
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Washington, D.C. – Today, Live Action applauded Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) for this week introducing the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA), which would ban the brutal practice of sex-selective abortion.  A companion bill in the House sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) was brought to a vote in May.  The two bills were introduced amidst multiple undercover videos showing that the practice is growing at an alarming rate in the United States, which can be seen at www.ProtectOurGirls.com.

“We applaud Sen. Vitter for continuing the fight to ban sex-selective abortion and protect women from coercion and unborn girls from the most violent form of sex discrimination,” said Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action.  “Our latest videos showing Planned Parenthood clinic workers in Hawaii advising a woman how best to procure a sex-selective abortion reveal that this practice is not isolated, and that Planned Parenthood’s first priority is not the welfare of women or girls, but protecting their abortion business from any regulation.

“The companion bill in the House gained support from both sides of the aisle, and we hope the same will be true in the upper chamber.  We urge Senator Reid and Senate leadership to take up the bill and stop this real war on women.”

Six studies in the past four years indicate that there are thousands of “missing girls” in the U.S. from sex-selective abortion. The U.K., India, Australia, and other countries ban sex-selective abortion, but the U.S., save for three states, does not.

The most recent video in Live Action’s “Gendercide” project, documenting Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation’s support for sex-selective abortion in America, features two Planned Parenthood clinics in Hawaii advising a woman how best to procure a sex-selective abortion of her baby girl because she wants a boy instead, even recommending Hawaii’s medicaid program to pay for the sex selective abortion. Planned Parenthood claims publicly to condemn sex-selective abortion but continues to provide the service.

Footage for 6 different clinics in 4 different states can be viewed at www.ProtectOurGirls.com, a hub of research and information on sex-selective abortions.

Live Action is a youth led movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending the human rights injustice of abortion.  They use new media to educate the public about the humanity of the unborn and investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless.  More information at LiveAction.org.

For further information, please contact Dan Wilson or Jameson Cunningham with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.

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Taxpayers on Hook for Sex-Selective Abortions Covered through State Insurance

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June 13, 2012 | Honolulu, HI – Live Action released new undercover footage today showing two Planned Parenthood clinics, in Maui and Honolulu, advising a woman how best to procure a sex-selective abortion of her baby girl because she wants a boy instead. Planned Parenthood claims publicly to condemn sex-selective abortion but continues to provide the service.

“If that’s, you know, if that’s what you wanna base your decision on–really–it’s up to you,” assures the Maui Planned Parenthood couselor, Leslie Watson, when a purportedly pregnant woman explains she wants an abortion because of the sex of the baby. Watson counsels the woman to be certain about the sex of her unborn child before going through with an abortion, telling her to seek an ultrasound from an OB/GYN and not to worry if they might judge a sex-selective abortion:

“This is your reason and this is your situation. So they should be accommodating because this can help you determine and it’s nobody’s business and nobody’s reason but yours.”

In Honolulu, the Planned Parenthood counselor “Rogue” tells the woman it is okay to have multiple abortions of girl pregnancies so long as the abortions are spaced far enough apart. The Planned Parenthood counselor suggests paying for the abortions using Hawaii’s QUEST state health insurance. “So if I wanted to terminate a girl the government would pay for it?” asks the woman. “They don’t care,” the Planned Parenthood counselor replies.

Today’s video is the fourth in Live Action’s “Gendercide” project, documenting Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation’s support for sex-selective abortion in America. Footage for 6 different clinics in 4 different states can be viewed at www.ProtectOurGirls.com, a hub of research and information on sex-selective abortions.

“This latest footage shows Planned Parenthood’s abortion-first mentality deployed in the service of a search-and-destroy mission against pre-born girls,” says Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action.  “Sex-selective abortion is a prime example of how Planned Parenthood’s abortion empire is the real war on women. And in Hawaii and many other states, taxpaying Americans who are overwhelmingly opposed to sex-selective abortion foot the bill.”

Six studies in the past four years indicate that there are thousands of “missing girls” in the U.S. from sex-selective abortion. The U.K., India, Australia, and other countries ban sex-selective abortion, but the U.S., save for three states, does not. The House of Representatives recently took up the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA), which would ban sex-selective abortions nationally. Planned Parenthood’s CEO Cecile Richards opposed PRENDA  in a statement on the grounds that it would “limit [a woman’s] choices.”

Live Action is a youth led movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending the human rights abuse of abortion.  They use new media to educate the public about the humanity of the unborn and investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless.  More information at LiveAction.org.

For further information, please contact Dan Wilson or Jameson Cunningham with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.

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Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
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PHOENIX, June 6 — Live Action released undercover footage today showing two National Abortion Federation (NAF) clinics in Arizona agreeing to break state law and perform an illegal sex-selective abortion. Today’s video is the third release in Live Action’s “Gendercide” project, documenting Planned Parenthood and NAF’s support for sex-selective abortion in America.

The footage shows two NAF members, Camelback Family Planning in Phoenix and the Tucson Women’s Center in Tucson, promising to ignore the law and perform a sex-selective abortion and coaching a woman to lie on official paperwork to conceal the illegal abortion.

When the woman purportedly seeking to abort her girl and try again for a boy explains this at the Camelback clinic, a counselor named Barb advises, “Don’t tell us that, because we don’t want to know.” Referring to the clinic’s abortion doctor, Gabrielle Goodrick, Barb says, “You can tell her, she’s gonna tell you the same thing, just: Don’t let it be down! She’s really good about that. You’ll like that about her.”

At the Tucson clinic, the surgical assistant Francisco tells the woman, “We could lose our license,” but agrees to cover-up her sex-selective abortion. “I’ll just forget about it,” he says, “But just be sure not to mention it” to the abortion doctor–“Don’t even mention it to him.”

NAF is the professional trade group for abortion doctors and clinics in the U.S. and Canada. Many NAF board members are current or former Planned Parenthood officials, and Planned Parenthood representatives frequently play a prominent role at NAF annual meetings.

Sex-selective abortion is a felony in Arizona. No one may knowingly perform a sex-selective abortion in Arizona, or solicit or accept money to do so. Live Action has sent the full footage from the Arizona clinics to the state Attorney General, Tom Horne, and to local law enforcement.

Live Action president Lila Rose urges Arizona authorities to enforce the state’s sex-selection ban: “Sex-selective abortion is a global search-and-destroy mission against little girls that is spreading at an alarming rate. While we wait for Congress to pass the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act to ban sex-selective abortion in the U.S., state authorities should vigorously enforce Arizona’s law. The clinics supporting sex-selective abortion should be investigated, prosecuted, defunded, and delicensed immediately.”

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More Results of National Investigation into Practice to Come

Washington, D.C. –Today, Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action, reacted to the vote on the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA), which would ban the brutal practice of sex-selective abortion. Her statement comes on the heels of two new undercover videos showing that it is growing at an alarming rate in the United States, which can be seen at www.ProtectOurGirls.com.

“We applaud the brave leaders in Congress such as Rep. Trent Franks for leading the charge against the abhorrent practice of sex-selective abortion. The struggle to stop gendercide is a bipartisan issue–more Democrats voted in support of the ban than Republicans against—but the battle is far from over.

“We will continue to release the results of our national investigation into Planned Parenthood and other U.S. providers that are facilitating the brutal and lethal discrimination against girls in the womb. The public deserves to see the truth about how Planned Parenthood and their abortion industry allies, backed by the President, facilitate the late term targeting of girls, especially as we approach a historic election.”

Live Action has launched an educational campaign through www.ProtectOurGirls.com and plans to release more videos in the coming days. The investigation helps expose a practice that few Americans know about but that must be stopped.

Live Action is a youth led movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending the human rights injustice of abortion. They use new media to educate the public about the humanity of the unborn and investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless. More information at LiveAction.org.

For further information, please contact Dan Wilson or Jameson Cunningham with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.

Chilling Undercover Video Sheds Light on Growing Trend

AUSTIN, May 29 – Today, Live Action released a new undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Austin, TX encouraging a woman to obtain a late-term abortion because she was purportedly carrying a girl and wanted to have a boy. The video is first in a new series titled “Gendercide: Sex-Selection in America,” exposing the practice of sex-selective abortion in the United States and how Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry facilitate the selective elimination of baby girls in the womb.

“I see that you’re saying that you want to terminate if it’s a girl, so are you just wanting to continue the pregnancy in the meantime?” a counselor named “Rebecca” offers the woman, who is purportedly still in her first trimester and cannot be certain about the gender. “The abortion covers you up until 23 weeks,” explains Rebecca, “and usually at 5 months is usually (sic) when they detect, you know, whether or not it’s a boy or a girl.” Doctors agree that the later in term a doctor performs an abortion, the greater the risk of complications.

The Planned Parenthood staffer suggests that the woman get on Medicaid in order to pay for an ultrasound to determine the gender of her baby, even though she plans to use the knowledge for an elective abortion. She also tells the woman to “just continue and try again” for the desired gender after aborting a girl, and adds, “Good luck, and I hope that you do get your boy.”

“The search-and-destroy targeting of baby girls through prenatal testing and abortion is a pandemic that is spreading across the globe,” notes Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action. “Research proves that sex-selective abortion has now come to America. The abortion industry, led by Planned Parenthood, is a willing participant.”

Six studies in the past four years indicate that there are thousands of “missing girls” in the U.S., many from sex-selective abortion. The U.K., India, Australia, and other countries ban sex-selective abortion, but the U.S., save for three states, does not. On Wednesday, Congress will debate the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA), which would ban sex-selective abortions nationally.

“Planned Parenthood and their ruthless abortion-first mentality is the real ‘war on women’,” says Rose. “Sex-selective abortion is gender discrimination with lethal consequences for little girls.”

The complete, unedited video and transcript can be viewed at www.ProtectOurGirls.com, a hub of research and information on sex-selective abortions.

Live Action is a youth led movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending the human rights abuse of abortion.  They use new media to educate the public about the humanity of the unborn and investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless.  More information at LiveAction.org.

Washington, D.C. – With Congress taking up H.R. 3541, known as the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), next week to ban sex-selective abortion, President and founder of Live Action Lila Rose released the following statement:

“The United States is one of the few industrialized democracies where it is still legal to abort a baby girl just because of her gender. The brutal practice of targeting baby girls through sex-selective abortion is happening across the world and is spreading at an alarming rate, and Live Action will release information in the coming days showing sex-selection abortion has made it to America, too. We applaud this move by Congress to protect these young girls and look forward to this legislation going to the floor this coming week.”

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May 23, 2012

CONTACT: Dan Wilson
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
703-739-5920/800-536-5920
media@liveaction.org

Abortion Giant’s Cover-Up of Child Abuse, Sex Trafficking Belies Public Stance

Washington, D.C. – Today, Live Action slammed Planned Parenthood for its double-speak on coercive abortions, offering faint praise for Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng’s campaign against forced abortions while it has flouted laws against coercive abortions.

The abortion giant on Monday issued a statement lauding the activist and condemning the “scourge of coercive reproductive policies,” claiming that, “reproductive self-determination — free from coercion — is essential to strong and healthy families and, more broadly, our global society.”
There is mounting evidence that Planned Parenthood has been a key part of fostering this culture.  As Live Action has previously uncovered, Planned Parenthood has helped enable sex trafficking. In a video sting in New Jersey, a Planned Parenthood manager was caught coaching a man and a woman posing as sex traffickers on how to obtain secret abortions, STD testing, and contraception for their female underage sex slaves, and make their whole operation “look as legit as possible.”
“Planned Parenthood claims to be against coerced abortions, but the abortion group’s institutional cover up of sexual abuse and sex trafficking reveals the opposite. Young girls are often coerced by their abusers and brought to Planned Parenthood abortion clinics–instead of reporting the abuse, Planned Parenthood partners with the abuser,” said Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action. “Despite any peppy words they can put out in a press release, Planned Parenthood’s cover up of sexual abuse and trafficking enables the victimization and coercion of vulnerable young girls.”

A recent report by Americans United for Life noted that, “Substantial and still-developing evidence indicates that many Planned Parenthood clinics fail to report all instances of suspected abuse, and instead advise minors and their abusers on how to circumvent the mandatory reporting laws.

Live Action is a youth led movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending the human rights injustice of abortion.  They use new media to educate the public about the humanity of the unborn and investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless.  More information at LiveAction.org.

For further information, please contact Dan Wilson or Jameson Cunningham with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.

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May 7, 2012

CONTACT: Jameson Cunningham
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
703-739-5920/800-536-5920
jcunningham@sbpublicaffairs.com

Live Action’s Lila Rose Applauds Chen Guangcheng’s Courageous Effort to Expose China’s One-Child Policy

Washington, D.C. – Today, Live Action praised human rights activist Chen Guangcheng whose escape from house arrest and call to the United States has put the spotlight on his home country’s one-child policy which has led to women being forced into abortions, usually under great duress.  The group called on China, in light of recent events, to reverse course on its policy.

“The brave actions of Chen Guangcheng have revealed to the world the disturbing practices that are going on in China– including forced and sex-selective abortions,” said Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action. “China’s one-child policy has had devastating effects on their country and is a direct attack on the dignity of the human person and the dignity of women.  Women are pressured to abort their little girls and if they refuse, they are forced to have an abortion or can be forcibly sterilized.

“We cannot allow this violation of human rights and violence against women to continue.  The United States and the international community must pressure China to stop its assault on women and their unborn children.”

Chen Guangcheng is a blind Chinese human rights activist who has been harassed by the Chinese government for more than seven years for his outspoken criticism of China’s one-child policy and the subsequent forcing of women to have abortions by the government.  Following his escape from house arrest this week to the U.S. embassy in Beijing, and subsequent return to Chinese custody, China and the United States have been negotiating for him and his family to travel to the United States.  He recently called into a hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives asking for United States diplomatic help for the safety his family and protection from Chinese authorities.

Live Action is a youth led movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending the human rights injustice of abortion.  They use new media to educate the public about the humanity of the unborn and investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless.  More information at LiveAction.org.

For more information, please contact Jameson Cunningham with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at jcunningham@sbpublicaffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.

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