States File Lawsuit Against HHS Mandate

In addition to earlier lawsuits by small religious collegesindividuals, and non-profit organizations, seven states have filed a law suit against the HHS contraception, sterilization, and abortifacient mandate.

The attorney generals of Texas, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Carolina filed a joint lawsuit in Nebraska’s US District Court yesterday.

The attorney generals are asking the Court to declare the mandate unconstitutional, as it violates the religious freedom’s of their state’s citizens.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott argued that:

“Obamacare’s latest mandate tramples the First Amendment’s Freedom of Religion and compels people of faith to act contrary to their convictions. The President’s so called ‘accommodation’ was nothing but a shell game: the mandate still requires religious organizations to subsidize and authorize conduct that conflicts with their religious principles. The very first amendment to our Constitution was intended to protect against this sort of government intrusion into our religious convictions.”

The Obama administration had no comment (as of press time) about the lawsuit.

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The Advisors Behind the Contraception Mandate

According to ABC’s Jake Tapper, the most influential supporters of the controversial Contraception Mandate were HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, former Director of Domestic Policy Melody Barnes (who has resigned from the Obama administration), Presidential Advisor Valerie Jarrett, and President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards.

Other than their support for this mandate, they have something else in common: they are all unabashedly pro-abortion.

Why was Cecile Richards, who is not an official White House advisor, included in the discussions so prominently? Why was someone who could directly benefit from this mandate included, yet the very organizations that would be forced to provide this coverage against their beliefs, were excluded from the conversation?

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Missouri School District Silences Pro-Life Students

 

The Alliance Defense Fund has filed a suit against the Missouri Dixon R-1 School District on behalf of a student who says she was unfairly censored for promoting the annual Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity.

While Dixon High School has typically been known to foster student involvement by allowing the promotion of events and causes, last October they decided to deny the female student’s request to post flyers encouraging her fellow students to give up their voices for the unborn.

Such promotions have been previously allowed, and follow district policy that states: “student expression regarding a variety of topics may be beneficial to the District’s educational mission,” including “discussion and debate regarding serious issues.” In recent years, this policy has been used to justify posters with political and anti-drug messages, posters and announcements promoting the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network’s Day of Silence, even photos of students edited to look like bloody zombies. Read more Missouri School District Silences Pro-Life Students

Louisiana College Files Suit Against Contraception Mandate

The Alliance Defense Fund  filed suit on behalf of Louisiana College, a private Baptist college in Pineville, Louisiana.  The lawsuit challenges the Obama administration’s unconstitutional mandate that religious employers provide abortifacients, sterilization, and contraception at no cost to employees regardless of their religious or moral objections.

On Monday, Louisiana College and ADF held a press conference in Alexandria, LA to discuss the federal lawsuit:

“The Obama administration has purposely transformed a non-existent problem–access to contraception–into a constitutional crisis, this mandate offers no choice; Americans either comply and abandon their convictions or resist and be punished, ” said ADF co-counsel Mike Johnson, who is also Dean of Louisiana College’s new Pressler School of Law, which is scheduled to open in Fall 2013.

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Obama Cites Faulty Pro-Choice Study in Birth Control Debate

If you’ve been paying attention at all to the Contraception Mandate debacle, you have mostly likely heard a liberal politician, pro-choice advocate, or TV talking head, say that the Catholic Church’s stance on birth control is hypocritical because “98% of Catholic women use contraception.”  However, the study they are citing has some serious bias and methodology flaws.

The first problem is that the study was conducted by the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute, which is closely associated with Planned Parenthood and NARAL.  It seems to defy logic that such a biased source would produce results that could be taken seriously.  This bias turns into an even bigger problem when we look at the methodology used in the study.

When you do a poll, the idea is to get a number of responses that will accurately represent the certain sector of society that you wish to study–whether that be a sector based on religion, ideology, socio-economic status, or political party.  The whole point of a poll is to show an accurate picture, but if you choose to limit certain factors, you can seriously bias your results.

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Tosh.0 Thinks Abortion is Funny

Tosh.0 on Abortion

If you can bear to actually watch this whole video, you will see that Daniel Tosh, star of Comedy Central’s Tosh.O clearly thinks abortion is something to laugh about. Not only is he joking and laughing about the slaughter of innocent children, but he is clearly making a mockery of those of us who have pro-life beliefs, such as Marion Jones and her fellow Until Abortion Ends supporters.

Some of the questions Tosh asks:

“How do you know you don’t like it unless you’ve tried it?”

“What if the doctor told you your baby was going to be really ugly?”

“What has abortion ever done to you?”

Here are some answers for you Mr. Tosh

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Pro-Life Debate #4 – “77% of Anti-Abortion Leaders are Men. 100% of Them Will Never Get Pregnant.”

Debate

This argument is based on the idea that most pro-life leaders are men, and that pregnancy and abortion doesn’t affect men. Both of these claims are categorically untrue, and can be defeated very easily.

1. Women are AT LEAST as pro-life as men

In 2011, the last time Gallup did a study on abortion views, an equal percentage of men and women polled said that they believed abortion was “morally wrong”. 51% of both genders agreed on this. Furthermore, 5% more women than men felt that abortion should be illegal in all circumstances. Nearly a quarter of all women polled would be in favor of making abortion illegal in all cases.

The 77% statistic is based on the fact that there are more MEN elected to public office than women. This is true for both Democrats and Republicans. If you were going to make a percentage for “leaders” that are pro-abortion, it would be pretty close to the same thing.

2. Many top pro-life Organizations are run by women

If you look at the leaders of the major pro-life organizations, many of them are women.  Some examples include women such as Abby Johnson, Live Action’s own Lila Rose, Charmaine Yoest who is President of Americans United for Life, Carol Tobias who is President of National Right to Life, Marjorie Dannenfelser who is President of SBA ListConcerned Women for America, and Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oh and not that I’m in the same league as these amazing women, but last time I checked I was a woman.

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Pro-Life Debate #3: “The Coat Hanger Argument”

Photo used via license from Demion.

To mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v Wade, some pro-abortion activists took to the streets to celebrate. One sign that caught my eye depicted a bent coat hanger with the words “Never Again” underneath. This sign was obviously in reference to the oft argued idea that if abortion was ever made illegal, thousands of women would die from unsafe abortions. Here is the response to this argument:

1) Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a former abortion doctor and one of the founders of the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, said that these statistics were made up.

“In NARAL, we generally emphasized the frame of the individual case, not the mass statistics, but when we spoke of the latter it was always 5,000 to 10,000 deaths a year. I confess that I knew that the figures were totally false and I suppose that others did too if they stopped to think of it. But in the ‘morality’ of our revolution, it was a useful figure, widely accepted, so why go out of our way to correct it with honest statistics? The overriding concern was to get the laws eliminated, and anything within reason that had to be done was permissible.”

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Pro-Life Debate #2: “Don’t like Abortion? Don’t have one.”

This is more than likely going to be shouted at you by a pro-abortion activists at some point, so I feel it’s good to have an answer to this that can stop them in their tracks. My favorite response is this:

“What if Abraham Lincoln had told the North – ‘Don’t like Slavery? Don’t own slaves.’?”

Slavery was the defining issue of the day during that time period, and there were many citizens in America who truly believed that an African American was not a person, but a belonging, a piece of property to be disposed of as their owners saw fit. The Supreme Court of the United States had even ruled in the Dred Scott case that they were property and not citizens. The Supreme Court chose to uphold slavery, and claimed Constitutional authority in their decision.

Do you see the parallels? Many pro-abortion activists do not, but it is worth it to at least ATTEMPT to enlighten them to this idea. But this debate is not just for the pro-abortion activists, it’s for each of you too. As pro-abortion activists all around the country celebrate a court case that has directly led to the loss of over 64 MILLION innocent lives over the past 39 years, you and I have a mission: to end the slaughter of our generation.

Do not be discouraged, do not give up. Whatever it is you can do, DO IT. Much like the Dred Scott ruling was overturned by the refusal of brave men and women in our country to merely turn a blind eye to the injustice going on all around them- the unconstitutional Roe v Wade can be overturned one day as well. But we must not give up on this fight. We must follow the example of Lincoln, and continue to fight for the rights of our fellow man.

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”
Abraham Lincoln, in The Gettysburg Address

Pro Life Debate #1: “A Woman has the right to control her own body.”

This is usually the first line you will hear out of the mouths of pro-choice activists. They demand to know who we think we are to tell a woman what to do with “her” body. There are three main arguments you can use against this line:

1.       If you have a “right” to control your body, then you have a responsibility to do so before you get pregnant.

According to the Planned Parenthood affiliated Guttmacher Institute, 93% of abortions are due to social reasons (child is too expensive; it would interfere with mother’s plans). If these women knew they did not want a child, then they have a responsibility to either chose not to have sex, or to at least use effective birth control. Abortion is not just “a simple medical procedure”: it results in death 100% of the time.  If you want to argue rights, you must first take responsibility for your own choices.

2.       An unborn child is not a part of the woman’s body.

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