Pro-Life This Week – March 15, 2019

Pro-Life This Week – March 15, 2019

 

Week in Review – Major Win for Life in Ohio; Beauty Brands Fund PP

On March 12, 2019, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati, Ohio, upheld a law that could block public funding for Planned Parenthood. The majority of the 6thCircuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the law as part of a legal battle spanning three years.

According to LifeSiteNews, last April, a three-judge panel of the 6thCircuit Court ruled that the state cannot forbid public funding to be withheld from any entity that commits or promotes elective abortions. If upheld, the ruling could have defunded 28 Planned Parenthood facilities and withheld almost $1.5 million from Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and Southwest Ohio.

Judge Helene White is quoted as saying Planned Parenthood had a “due process right” to commit abortions, and that passing this law would violate Planned Parenthood’s “right not to be penalized in the administration of government programs based on protected activity outside the programs.”

However, on Tuesday the full 6thCircuit did not agree with her, with the majority of the panel voting to uphold the current law. This is a major win for the fight to end abortion in Ohio and a new precedent hopefully many states will follow.

Impactful sections of the majority opinion read:

“Private organizations do not have a constitutional right to obtain governmental funding to support their activities. The State also may choose not to subsidize constitutionally protected activities. “Just as it has no obligation to provide a platform for an individual’s free speech . . . it has no obligation to pay for a woman’s abortion.  Case after case establishes that a government may refuse to subsidize abortion services. . . 

“[Planned Parenthood does] not have a Fourteenth Amendment right to perform abortions. The Supreme Court has never identified a freestanding right to perform abortions.”

Unfortunately, it was not all wins this week. Major cosmetic brands, MAC and Benefit Cosmetics,announced their partnerships with Planned Parenthood. These are the first makeup brands to ever take a stance on Planned Parenthood. MAC plans to donate $500,000 of their proceeds from their line of MAC VIVA GLAM lipsticks to Planned Parenthood’s national sex education program. MAC announced their support of the abortion provider in an Instagram post.

Benefit Cosmetics announced the addition of Planned Parenthood to the brand’s Bold Is Beautiful campaign. The brand plans on donating 100 percent of the proceeds from brow wax sales to organizations, including Planned Parenthood. This announcement was also made via Instagram.


 

ALL in the News – Pro-Aborts Hysterical in Alabama; Fake News on Twitter; Pro-Life Radio

In Judie Brown’s commentary this week, Pro-Aborts Hysterical in Alabama, Judie writes, “Alabaman Ryan Magers and his attorneys have done something groundbreaking in defense of babies killed by abortion. Magers is the father of a preborn child whose mother killed him—despite Magers’ vehement objections—by a medication abortion in 2017. The preborn child was in his sixth week of gestational development.”

Dwain Currier made some waves this week on ALL’s Twitter account. This week his tweets called out a lie in Alyssa Milano’s online video, where she claimed Title X forced physicians to withhold information from patients. This, of course, is false. Dwain’s comments were praised by online news outlet Twitchy.com  for being a voice of reason in a sea of crazy.

Jim Sedlak’s Pro-Life Activism from Creation to Deathis a weekly talk- radio program on the Radio Maria USA network. It can be heard live every Friday at noon (Eastern Time) and is repeated on Saturdays (10 PM) and Mondays (10 PM).


 

Video of the Week – Young girl fulfills the wishes of nursing home residents

A young girl asks nursing home residents: If you can have three things, what would they be?” Their answers are unexpected. 


 

Action Item of the Week – National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day – April 12!

April 12 is National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day (NPLTD)! This is a day in which the whole nation can participate, and it’s easy to do. All you have to do is wear a pro-life T-shirt out into the community. Whether it’s wearing one at school, to work, or to the grocery store, this is your day to be pro-life proud!

In the past, students have been penalized for their right to free speech, and NPLTD is about fighting back. Don’t have a pro-life shirt? Our friends at the Culture of Life Studies Program have a great shirt that is only $10 and available now through March 22nd. Order yours today and wear it on April 12th!


Pro-life Social Media – Seen any cute babies lately?

Seen any cute babies lately? We have. We found bunches, and they are already participating in the Lenten season. Below are nine Instagram babies celebrating — or sleeping through – their first Ash Wednesday.

 

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picture perfect✨⛪️ #Sophia #baby #daughter #loveher #ashwednesday

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Tommy received ashes yesterday too! #ashwednesday #grandson #lovehim #cutekids

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My little man went to #ashwednesday yesterday and he was all smiles! • • • #babyboy #lifeblog #son #happybaby #mivida #momofaboy #blessed

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Jack’s first Ash Wednesday. He was confused as to what happened to his forehead. He looks cute though! #ashwednesday #lent #babyboy #jack #jacksworld #cutebaby

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Volume 2019. Chapter 3. Page 65 of 365. That’s not dirt. Someone got his first ashes on Ash Wednesday. He was such a good boy at church! We are very lucky! . . . . . . . . #baby #babyjoey #babylove #babyboy #myboy #sweetboy #sweetbabyboy #ashwednesday #lent #lentbegins #ashes #thoseeyestho

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“He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”” Mark 10:14 At Saint Joe we are privileged to be a part of many of our patients #firstmoments . Last week little Liam received his first ashes during Ash Wednesday Mass at Plymouth Medical Center. #ashwednesday #ashestoashes #saintjoefirst #calledtocare #babyboy #newborn #baby #newmom #mom #lent #mark10 #mark1014 #babyhat

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H had her first #ashwednesday service this past week. #remeberthatyouaredust and #todustyoushallreturn being reminded that she too is dust was a hard but I’m comforted knowing a gracious and loving savior and that she is lived by Him even more than I or her dad love her.

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So John pooped within the first 5 minutes of the service, tried to talk over the post communion prayer, threw his paci into the pew in front of us, and charmed everyone around him. I think he rocked his first Ash Wednesday service. #ashwednesday

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