Week in Review – Abortions Have Risen by 8%—This is a Pro-Life Failure
In this week’s Wednesday STOPP Report, Rita Diller reports that to answer long wait times at Colorado Planned Parenthood locations, Kaiser Permanente (KP) will now begin to perform abortions.
According to Colorado Public Radio, KP has decided it will “offer abortion services” in Colorado as part of its everyday healthcare to allay longer waiting times for abortions at Planned Parenthood. “This is the choice that the woman makes and we are there for them and support them and we take care of them,” according to an unidentified Denver area KP employee.
Since when do we take care of mothers by killing their babies in our medical facilities? Women in crisis situations need real help—the kind pregnancy help centers provide—not abortion.
In the same article, a statement from KP reads, “Kaiser Permanente is committed to providing comprehensive reproductive health care that respects and supports all of our members’ rights to make, and act on, fully informed decisions about their fertility, family, and future.”
Seems they “respect” everyone . . . except the baby.
Rita Diller explains it is a particularly chilling decision, especially when you realize that Kaiser Permanente is the “largest nonprofit health plan and integrated health care organization in the state, serving 509,773 members through 41 medical offices and a network of affiliated hospitals.”
As ALL’s Judie Brown writes this week in her excellent commentary, Abortion and the Dead Conscience, “The fact that an actual baby dies during an abortion barely registers on the awareness screen these days. . . . Without a properly formed conscience, the destabilizing result that leads to killing the innocent by calling it ‘choice’ persists. The blood of the innocent is the toll exacted by noisy purveyors of evil. Thus it is that the conscience is deadened, and the bodies pile up.”
Planned Parenthood’s activism arm is setting its sights on establishing “Plan B Vending Machines” across college campuses, with the most recent attempt at Cornell University.
However, this trend has been ongoing for years, with an uptick following the demise of Roe.
The Boston Globe covered this story a few months ago, expressing Planned Parenthood’s desire to get contraception even more readily available on campuses.
Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, said on-campus access would eliminate the need to go to a pharmacy to purchase such products.
“There are still challenges to get to a pharmacy. That’s why I think the vending machines are so brilliant,” Childs-Roshak said. “You just walk down the hall in your dorm.”
As we know, contraceptives can still cause an abortion, and even damage a woman’s health long term. It is clear, yet again, that Planned Parenthood works for their bottom line only and has no real interest in helping women—and certainly not the babies.
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Dwain Currier, ALL director of public policy, was quoted by The Washington Times reporting on the new survey from the Guttmacher Institute. Currier states the 8% increase in abortions is largely due to the abortion pill and the failure of supporting so-called “pro-life-laws.”
Hugh Brown, ALL executive vice president, was recently a guest on Relevant Radio’s Trending with Timmerie. Hugh, a regular on the show, discussed having hope amid trying times. He shared a personal story of struggle and conversion with Timmerie. Listen to the show here.
In response to a vile article from liberal women’s site, The Cut, Katie Brown, ALL director of media relations, wrote an op-ed about the love and healing that comes from carrying a baby with a fetal abnormality. And, as in her own experience, that doctors are not always right. The op-ed was published by LifeSiteNews.
Last week, Pope Francis displayed some confusion on the difference between the “human person” and “human being.” ALL vice president Shaun Kenney wrote a thoughtful op-ed distinguishing the two, and why we must pray for our Holy Father. The op-ed was published by Catholic World Report.
The Human Life Review published an analysis of the election results, giving ALL founder Judie Brown a mention for her insightful predictions.
Susan Ciancio, Celebrate Life editor, writes a weekly op-ed often featuring current cultural events with a fresh Catholic perspective. This week’s article was published by Catholic World Report.
The bi-monthly Wednesday STOPP Report was published last week. The report dives into the inner workings of Planned Parenthood and how STOPP works to shut them down. Read the full report here.
Twice a week, Judie’s commentaries are distributed to an expansive media list. The list contains over 100 media outlets, such as Fox News, The Federalist, Breitbart, and The Daily Caller, among others. Judie’s commentaries are each featured on the front page of ALL.org. Each commentary is also featured as a part of Judie’s recurring column on Renew America.
Video of the Week – Election 2022 Was a Pro-Life Failure
The 2022 elections were a failure for preborn children. A few pro-life influencers tried sugarcoating the results because a few Republicans won their races. A close look at the numbers reveals otherwise.
Action Item of the Week – Advent Is Here! Be Ready with the NEW Advent Booklet
Walking with the Saints This Advent will take you through Advent with stories of some amazing saints and with teaching from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Each day, we introduce a concept from the Catechism, provide a short bio on a saint, and include a reflection of how that saint lived his or her life according to Church teaching. We then offer a way for you to use that saint’s example to build a culture of life in your home or community and end with a short prayer.
Pro-Life Social Media – Associated Press Follows ACOG’s Abortion Playbook
You would think that an organization calling itself the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists would be about protecting the health of preborn babies and their mothers. But ACOG has been in the pocket of Big Abortion since the 1960s when it issued its notorious terminology bulletin redefining conception as implantation of the embryonic human child. In March of this year, ACOG announced the striking of any terms favored by pro-life advocates. Today, the pro-abortion Associated Press shared the news that it was modifying its Stylebook to conform to ACOG’s ideological demands—that a “late-term” abortion is the killing of the baby at 41+ weeks:
Do not use the term “late-term abortion.” The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists defines late term as 41 weeks through 41 weeks and 6 days of gestation, and abortion does not happen in this period. pic.twitter.com/KjT1k9rDSS— APStylebook (@APStylebook) December 6, 2022
Use “abortion later in pregnancy” instead, says AP. We see why. Omitting “term” removes any thought of a three-pound preborn baby getting murdered.
Once upon a time, journalists sought to communicate MORE effectively by using FEWER words. Today, AP seeks the opposite, in both regards.— Prayerborne (@prayerborne) December 7, 2022
Be specific, then. Third trimester abortion is accurate.— Pam D (@soirchick) December 6, 2022
People understand what “late” means, regardless of how the American College defines “late term” medically. Don’t be pedantic trying to make something that is immoral not sound immoral.— BlahBlahBlah (@LovesDogsandUSA) December 6, 2022
Yes, let’s call a thing by its proper name: murder.— Jim Gourlay (@JimGourlay) December 7, 2022
Agreed. Murder is much more accurate and quicker. “Gruesome murder” if you want to elaborate.— Chris Valentine (@cmvalentineb) December 7, 2022
Whitewashing the terms doesn’t whitewash the evil.— Taro Tsujimoto (@RCannon74) December 6, 2022
Why argue semantics?— Mister Retrops (@_retrops) December 6, 2022
Let’s just stick with “murdering the unborn.”
That covers all the timelines.