“40” addresses the key arguments for Roe v. Wade and the pro-abortion movement in America by presenting testimonies of post-abortive women, men and women who survived abortions, and activists for the pro-life cause. Morales says it answers “all the arguments from the pro-abortion side with a myriad of testimonies.”
The film opens and closes with pro-life speaker Yvonne Florczak-Seeman, Morales told CP. “She had five abortions and then fell in love with Jesus Christ,” he explained. According to her booking website, Florczak-Seeman began using drugs and even attempted suicide to dull the post-abortive pain. She is now raising four children and speaking out for the unborn and post-abortive women. Read more...(366 words, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)
“Look at all these marchers, and they’re so young! We’re winning!”
“Look at the abortions still occurring, now paid for by hidden surcharges in insurance that most of us are going to have to pay for! We’re not winning, we’re losing!”
“Look at the polls, most people are pro-life now! We’re winning!”
“Analyze the polls. Most people are still ok with abortion in some cases, and they still think that “birth control” actually reduces the number of abortions. We’re losing!” Read more...(754 words, estimated 3:01 mins reading time)
It’s not often that I agree with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but she was right for more reasons than she probably realized when she said last year that the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade went “too far, too fast.” Roe protected almost all abortions from the democratic process and led to four decades in which, by even the most conservative estimates, 50 million American babies were aborted and pulled from their mother’s womb. Read more...(676 words, estimated 2:42 mins reading time)
There probably isn’t a pro-life activist alive who didn’t think what I thought when watching President Obama give his speech about Syria this week. To garner support for his plan to attack that country, Obama implored the American people to view the images of innocent children who had been poisoned to death by their own president. It was clear Obama wanted us to emotionally invest in their tortured deaths: Read more...(516 words, estimated 2:04 mins reading time)
Most people will acknowledge that losing a child is a terrible thing. That’s why it is the focal point of the National Day of Remembrance set for Sept. 14.
This solemn event will memorialize tens of thousands of children buried at gravesites around the nation—a tiny fraction of the 55 million children killed by abortion since it was legalized in 1973. Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life and the Pro-Life Action League are coordinating this day to heighten awareness that every abortion results in the death of an innocent child, to create an appropriate outlet for both personal and national grief, and to pray for an end to abortion. Read more...(364 words, estimated 1:27 mins reading time)
Concerned about the prospect of taxpayer funded counselors steering women toward abortion, the Reagan Administration issued what its critics called a “gag rule,” prohibiting options counselors under Title X from referring women for abortions. Planned Parenthood and others challenged the rule, claiming that it prevented women from receiving full and unbiased information about all of their options. Although the Supreme Court upheld it in Rust v. Sullivan, the “gag rule” was one of the first to be repealed when President Clinton took office. However, it appears that a “gag rule” has reemerged – as Planned Parenthood works to steer women toward the one option that is financially beneficial to Planned Parenthood, abortion. Read more...(735 words, estimated 2:56 mins reading time)
Abortion providers see the bodies of aborted babies daily. They deal with the grief and heartache of seeing women through what is almost always a difficult and painful experience. Sometimes the stress of what they are doing comes out in disturbing ways. According to Father Frank Pavone from Priests for Life:
Former workers in the abortion industry have told us stories about playing games of toss with aborted babies in the hallway. Your mind has to invert what is going on: to make it a game, a joke, something positive. It’s the only way to keep from going crazy — and some of them do. Read more...(381 words, estimated 1:31 mins reading time)
If you thought that it was frightening enough that the federal government was spying on you and had access to your personal information, get ready: Planned Parenthood is about to obtain access to your Social Security number, tax form, bank account, and medical records.
With the advent of ObamaCare, consumers buying health insurance through health care exchanges will be required to speak to “navigators.” “Navigators” are supposed to help consumers find the best coverage and ascertain whether they are eligible for a federal subsidy. Any “navigator” will have access to the federal data hub, which holds information from the Department of Health and Human Services, the IRS, the Social Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Defense Department, the Office of Personnel Management, the Veterans Health Administration, and the Peace Corps. Read more...(523 words, estimated 2:06 mins reading time)
Earlier this year, I reported on the Kansas legislature’s attempt to become the third state to pass a fetal heartbeat bill. Ohio is now the newest state joining the battle. As Representative Christina Hagan puts it:
It’s a new general assembly, and we’re ready to start the fire again, and we’re ready for battle for what we believe is most important in this world, and that is life. Read more...(906 words, estimated 3:37 mins reading time)
How often do you hear a child disposal apologist repeat the talking point that abortion is safer for the mother than childbirth?
It’s never been quite the showstopper they hoped for, since annual pregnancy-related deaths in the United States (650) are less than a thousandth of 1% of the annual number of live births (3,953,590), because it seems like a new abortion mill is being busted for health violations almost every week, and ultimately because it wouldn’t change the fact that abortion’s mortality rate for the baby is virtually 100%. Read more...(704 words, estimated 2:49 mins reading time)
“Cheap, government-funded, and common.” That’s how The Atlantic’s Emily Matchar, currently living in the People’s Republic of China, described Chinese abortion policy last week in her piece outlining varying abortion laws worldwide.
By contrast, Matchar describes the newly passed law in North Carolina, her home state, as “stunningly restrictive.”
For the unaware, the North Carolina legislature recently passed both the Safe Harbor for Victims of Sex Trafficking bill (SB 683) and the Health and Safety Changes Act (SB 353). The legislation addresses minors who are victims of sex-trafficking, requires abortion facilities to meet increased health and safety standards, and protects the conscience rights of health care workers who object to participating in abortion. The new law also bans sex-selective abortion – lethal sex-discrimination usually carried out against girl children. And yes, from Columbia University to the University of California-San Francisco, there is evidence that sex-selective abortions are happening in the United States. Read more...(788 words, estimated 3:09 mins reading time)
The Planned Parenthood abortion business supports the so-called “BroChoice” campaign and its notion that supporting abortion is a good thing for men to do because it allows them to get out of the responsibility of becoming a parent by pressuring their partner to have an abortion.
The campaign essentially says it’s alright to use women for sex because they can always get an abortion if they get knocked up. Read more...(384 words, estimated 1:32 mins reading time)
Kermit Gosnell isn’t an isolated case. The latest undercover investigation by Lila Rose’s pro-life group, Live Action, makes that perfectly and painfully clear.
According to his employees’ testimony, this Philadelphia abortionist delivered hundreds of late-term babies and then killed them by snipping their spinal cords. But months before Gosnell’s trial ended in May with his conviction on three counts of first-degree murder in the brutal deaths of newborn children outside the womb, involuntary manslaughter of a patient, violation of Pennsylvania’s 24-week abortion limit, and hundreds of other crimes, Live Action sent investigators into late-term abortion facilities. This was the organization’s eighth undercover investigation of the abortion industry. Read more...(1967 words, estimated 7:52 mins reading time)
Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in the infamous Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade
“I kept seeing the picture of that tiny, 10-week-old embryo, and I said to myself, that's a baby! It's as if blinders just fell off my eyes and I suddenly understood the truth--that's a baby! ... Abortion--at any point--was wrong. It was so clear. Painfully clear.”
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
"Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love is abortion."
Alice von Hildebrand, The Privilege of Being a Woman
"...is it surprising that today we have become so morally blind (for wickedness blinds) that we save the baby whales at great cost, and murder millions of unborn children?"
"The care of human life and not its destruction ... is the first and only legitimate object of good government."
“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!”
Pope John Paul II
"America, your very future as a nation depends on your willingness to protect the Right to Life of the most defenseless in your society."
"Be the change you want to see in the World!"
"A person's a person, no matter how small."
"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
"To accept the fact that, after fertilization has taken place, a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion. The human nature of the human being from conception to old age is not a metaphysical conception. It is plain experimental evidence."
President Ronald Reagan
"There is no cause more important for preserving freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The time is always right to do what is right."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the World."