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BUSINESS IS BOOMING AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD – BUT ONLY WHEN IT COMES TO ABORTION

Planned Parenthood StorefrontPlanned Parenthood has finally released its 2015-2016 annual report, a slick document filled with some impressive looking figures on how many services they have provided at their more than 600 facilities. The controversial organization is desperate to prove they’re playing a vital role in the nation’s health care in the midst of a growing campaign to end their massive government funding. But when you really dig into the data, a different story emerges: business is booming at Planned Parenthood, but only when it comes to abortion.

For example, Planned Parenthood boasts that they diagnosed 209,446 cases of sexually transmitted diseases in 2015. Sounds impressive. But ...

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COUPLES GIVE “FROZEN CHILDREN” A CHANCE AT LIFE THROUGH EMBRYO ADOPTION

Embryo adoption is a little known orEmbyro Adoption understood process, but more families are taking this option and giving life to children who otherwise may have been permanently frozen or destroyed.

These human embryos are the result of an infertility procedure called in vitro fertilization, which involves the harvesting of sperm and eggs from parents and creation of human embryos outside of the womb. The embryos are frozen and later implanted in the woman’s womb; but often more embryos are created in the process than are implanted.

The National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) estimates there are between 700,000 and 1 million human embryos frozen in storage in the United States today. ...

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A BILL TO CREATE A CHOOSE LIFE LICENSE PLATE IN MICHIGAN IS ON THE DESK OF GOVERNOR RICK SNYDER

 We hope Governor Snyder will realize the wonderful opportunity this plate offers to support pregnant women in need. That’s where you come in!

Prolife Bumber StickerStarting on Thursday, June 8, 9:00 a.m., get everyone you can to call Gov. Snyder’s office in Lansing at 517-373-3400 with this message: “Governor Snyder we are praying for you and ask for your support of the women and children who will be helped by the Choose Life license plate.”

Legislation to create the Choose Life plate passed in a bipartisan 65 to 43 vote in the Michigan House on May 25. It first passed the Senate on April 28 by a 25 to 11 vote and received a final procedural vote on June 6.

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ASSISTED SUICIDE ACTIVIST PUSHING TO EUTHANIZE MENTALLY ILL PATIENTS

Euthanasia/assisted suicide is NOT about terminal illness. The issue is about normalizing killing as a response to human suffering.

Prescription for deathSure, the initial sales pitch would restrict doctor-administered or prescribed death to the dying. But that’s just to get people comfortable with the concept. Once a society accepts the principle, logic quickly takes it to a broad euthanasia license.

Canada is a prime example. Before the Supreme Court imposed a national euthanasia right on the country, the debate was all about terminal illness. But now that euthanasia is the law throughout the country, the push is on to allow doctors to kill the mentally ill who ask to die.

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ABORTION INTERRUPTED: DOCTORS ARE REVERSING ABORTION DRUG AFTER MOMS CHANGE THEIR MINDS

More than 300 women have found hope for themselves and their unborn babies after discovering the abortion pill reversal process.

Abortion InterruptedThe procedure is relatively new, but early studies show it is effective in saving unborn babies’ lives.

The Federalist reports the doctors who pioneered the new technology have been working on an extensive study to show its effectiveness in saving lives. The study involves about 300 patients who took the first of two abortion drugs and then underwent the reversal process.

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NRL CONVENTION 2017 PROVIDES AN ANTIDOTE TO ANTI-LIFE RHETORIC REGARDING STEM CELLS

Stem cells. Those words can conjure up many images for those who hear them: cures, death of young human beings, millions and billions of taxpayer dollars, lab-coated scientists, petri dishes, and patients with serious conditions—waiting, hoping, disappointed, or treated.

These varied and disparate images and thoughts come not only because the science of stem cells can be complex at times, but also because a great deal of misinformation has been, and continues to be, pushed out in the public realm. That misinformation often comes from scientists and politicians who hope to benefit from steering the public’s imagination–and dollars–toward themselves.

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CONGRESSMAN GIVES EYE-POPPING LECTURE ON THE PROBLEMS WITH LEGALIZING ASSISTED SUICIDE

Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) gave an eye-opening lecture yesterday at FRC on the harmful D.C. assisted suicide law and why Congress must repeal it. Earlier this year, Washington, D.C. joined six other states in legalizing assisted suicide. As a physician of over 25 years and a strong supporter of patient rights and access to quality care, Rep. Wenstrup has led the charge in Congress to repeal it, citing that this is not a partisan issue, but a human issue.

Assisted suicide endangers the most vulnerable — people who are sick, poor, and elderly, and fails to hold doctors and health insurance companies accountable. As in other states, health insurance companies could refuse actual life-saving treatment and only offer assisted suicide as an option because it is cheaper. Thus, it decreases options for patients and leaves them unprotected. Assisted suicide also corrupts the medical profession which is built on the “first do no harm” principle of the Hippocratic Oath. A doctor’s role is to bring healing or comfort to a patient — not to kill the patient.

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KANSAS GOV. SIGNS LAW STOPPING DNRs PUT ON CHILDREN WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT

Kansas Govenor Signs LawAppreciative parents, legislators and pro-life /pro-family advocates surrounded Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback this morning as he formally signed Simon’s Law.

Simon’s Law passed the Kansas Senate 29-9 on March 16 and the House by 121-3 on March 31. The victory culminated a grassroots campaign among families whose children with chromosomal disorders were denied life-saving care.

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MICHIGAN BILL BECOMES LAW THAT WILL STOP ABORTION CLINICS FROM SELLING ABORTED BABY PARTS

Today Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed into law the Fetal Organ Trafficking Ban. Right to Life of Michigan applauds Lt. Gov. Calley and the Michigan Legislature for taking action to prevent abortion clinics profiteering from the sale of babies’ body parts.

Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, “The undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood haggling over the broken bodies of developed babies rightly disgusted our nation. Trafficking in human body parts has no place in the state of Michigan.”

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MEDICAL EXPERTS CONFIRMS ABORTION IS LINKED TO INCREASED RISK OF BREAST CANCER FOR WOMEN

For a political body, such as the Texas state legislature, cobbling together an informational booklet about the safety of abortion is a huge challenge. The authors are trying to balance the opinions of two opposing views wherein one side would prefer that no information is included that suggests that there are any risks to a woman who has an abortion.

So if the booklet tells the whole truth—that abortion is far from safe for women; that it surely increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer, for example–the “abortion is safe” crowd will go ballistic.

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MAPS: HEALTH CLINICS NATIONWIDE COMPARED TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD CENTERS

This map and state chart depict the number of federally-funded health clinics that serve low-income, medically under-served populations in the United States in comparison to the number of Planned Parenthood centers. If Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, were to be defunded from receiving over $500 million in taxpayer funds per year, there already exist over 13,000 non-abortion providing Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) service sites and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) that could receive this sum instead and continue to provide comprehensive primary and preventive healthcare.

Update: 9/30/2015: To view the locations and contact information for community health centers near you, please visit wwww.GetYourCare.org, a new interactive resource website launched by pro-life and pro-women organizations including the Charlotte Lozier Institute.

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78% OF WOMEN CONSIDERING AN ABORTION CHOOSE LIFE WHEN THEY SEE AN ULTRASOUND

A survey conducted by the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), a national legal network of prolife pregnancy centers, showed how powerful ultrasounds are in changing the minds of abortion-minded and abortion-vulnerable patients.

NIFLA stated in a press release:

Four-hundred and ten (410) of NIFLA’s medical membership (less than one-half) reported providing 75,318 ultrasound confirmations of pregnancy in 2013 on patients identified as either abortion-minded or abortion-vulnerable. Of these abortion at risk patients, 58,634 chose to carry to term, indicating that 78% of those mothers who saw an ultrasound image of their unborn child before deciding about abortion chose life.

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