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Vandals use feces to plaster images of Savita Halappanavar on Irish pro-life office

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DUBLIN, February 22, 2013, (HLI World Watch) - The Irish pro-life organization Youth Defence sent out a press release Friday morning detailing a “grotesque and vile” attack on their office. Late Tuesday night, vandals plastered newspaper clippings about the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar around the outside of the building using excrement.

Youth Defence says large amounts of excrement were spread on the door, locks and shutters of their building. The incident is currently under investigation by police.

“This behavior is beneath contempt, and I am saddened that such naked aggression and hatred is being displayed by abortion campaigners,” said Clare Molloy of Youth Defence, adding that the attack was “truly disgusting” and that abortion campaigners had now reached a new low.

Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Irish pro-life organization Life Institute said that the most grotesque part of the attack was that the vandals used feces to attach photos and news clippings of Savita Halappanavar to the door and the shutters.

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“It was a deplorable thing to do, especially given the tragic nature of her death,” she said. “It’s so enormously disrespectful and insulting to Savita’s memory. How they think this will further their cause is beyond anyone’s understanding.”

After the death of 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar last October, news reports surfaced that medical staff at University Hospital Galway refused to give her an abortion because Ireland is a “Catholic country.” Irish Health Minister James Reilly stated at the time there was no evidence that a Catholic ethos prevented responsible treatment. Pro-abortion activists suggested that an abortion would have saved Ms. Halappanavar’s life, and began a media campaign demonizing the Catholic Church and Ireland’s pro-life laws with the hopes that legislators would push to legalize abortion. Life Institute claims leaked excerpts from a report on the investigation of the death of Ms. Halappanavar show that a misdiagnosed and mistreated infection, not lack of an abortion, caused her death.

 

“It’s actually really shocking that anyone would sink this low, and think that they were making any kind of a valid point,” Niamh Uí Bhriain added. “Most people would agree that this is pretty depraved and vile, but it reveals the mindset of extreme abortion campaigners who want to attack and silence anyone who disagrees with them.”

The pro-life spokeswoman also said that the attack would not act as “any kind of deterrent to the thousands of pro-life volunteers across the country who were actively seeking a better answer than abortion for both mother and baby.”

The statement by Youth Defence indicated there was video showing several men carrying out the attack on their office which has been handed over to authorities.

Dr. Seán Ó Domhnaill, a clinical psychiatrist and advisor to the pro-life movement in Ireland was quoted in the statement saying that this type of attack “emerges from an atmosphere brought on by commentators on social media and elsewhere who preach intolerance and hatred towards pro-life advocates.”

“I know that many threats of physical violence have been made against pro-life activists on social media and elsewhere by extremists in the pro-abortion movement, and I am glad to see the [Irish police] taking this attack seriously,” Dr. Ó Domhnaill said.

“This aggression has no part in the debate about abortion,” he added.

Reprinted with permission from HLI World Watch.

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Hillary Clinton: ‘I’m proud to stand with Planned Parenthood’

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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 4, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Seven days after calling videos of Planned Parenthood officials harvesting fetal parts "disturbing," leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is throwing her support behind the embattled abortion giant.

In an ad released on Monday, just hours before the U.S. Senate failed to defund Planned Parenthood, Clinton called such legislative efforts "a full-on assault on women's health."

She also described Planned Parenthood as "the nation's leader in providing reproductive health care."

“Unfortunately, these attacks aren’t new," Clinton said. "They’re more of the same. We have seen them in Wisconsin, where Governor Walker defunded Planned Parenthood and left women across the state stranded with nowhere else to turn. We have seen them in Florida, where Jeb Bush funneled millions of dollars into abstinence-only programs while gutting funds for crucial family planning programs. And we have seen them in Texas, where Governor [Rick] Perry drastically cut funding for breast and cervical cancer screenings."

"And then [Perry] signed legislation that forced health centers across the state to close their doors in an attempt to wipe out access to safe and legal abortion all together,” Clinton said.

Walker boasted of defunding Planned Parenthood at a Republican presidential candidate in New Hampshire last night.

As governor of Florida, Bush put millions of dollars towards pro-life pregnancy care clinics, which are pro-life alternatives to abortion clinics.

The measures Perry signed in 2013 banned most abortions after 20 weeks' gestation, forced abortion centers to upgrade to the same level as ambulatory surgical centers, and required abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

However, according to Clinton, defunding America's largest abortion company is "cutting people off from the health care provider they know and trust."

“When they attack women’s health, they attack America’s health," Clinton said. "And it’s wrong. And we are not going to let them get away with it."

"We are not going back. We are going to fight back," she vowed.

She concluded, "I’m proud to stand with Planned Parenthood."

Her video came between the releases of undercover video footage revealing Planned Parenthood's work in harvesting the organs of aborted babies and turning them over to research firms for a fee.

Clinton has long supported abortion-on-demand, saying earlier this year that religious beliefs opposed to abortion "must be changed."

Last year, she said it was "a bedrock truth" that "you cannot make progress on gender equality or broader human development, without safeguarding women’s reproductive health and rights."

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Bobby Jindal cancels Planned Parenthood funding in wake of body parts scandal

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BATON ROUGE, LA, August 4, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The state of Louisiana has canceled its contract with the state's two Planned Parenthood centers.

Louisiana governor and 2016 presidential candidate Bobby Jindal said that the decision came because of new videos showing illegal activity by top Planned Parenthood officials.

“In recent weeks, it has been shocking to see reports of the alleged activities taking place at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country. Planned Parenthood does not represent the values of the people of Louisiana and shows a fundamental disrespect for human life,” he said. “It has become clear that this is not an organization that is worthy of receiving public assistance from the state.”

Jindal, who had ordered the state to investigate Planned Parenthood for potential felony violations following the release of the first video, canceled the contract because of its "at will" provision. That means that "either party can choose to cancel the contract at will after providing written notice,” according to a press release from the governor's office. “Governor Jindal and DHH decided to give the required 30-day notice to terminate the Planned Parenthood Medicaid provider contract because Planned Parenthood does not represent the values of the State of Louisiana in regards to respecting human life."

"Pending the ongoing investigation, DHH [the Dept. of Health and Hospitals] reserves the right to amend the cancellation notice and terminate the provider agreement immediately should cause be determined," it states.

This action is just the latest by the pro-life governor, who last year signed a law requiring all abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

Louisiana has been named the number one pro-life state by Americans United for Life for six years in a row.

A Planned Parenthood official told the left-wing blog Talking Points Memo that no Planned Parenthood facilities provide abortions, although the abortion provider hopes to build a facility to do so.

Gov. Jindal also halted the building that 8,000-square foot abortion megaplex, scheduled to be built in New Orleans, following the release of the first video.

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This one shot from the latest PP sting video might be the most disturbing thing you see all year

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I’m about to show you something that, if you're alive and have a heartbeat, will deeply disturb you, and then make you hopping mad.

I warn you, it’s graphic. But everybody needs to see this. Because this is the truth. And even if the truth is difficult, and gruesome, and challenging, it must be known.

This morning the Center for Medical Progress released the latest in their series of undercover sting videos exposing the fact that Planned Parenthood is harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted babies.

The first part is plenty disturbing, as director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, discusses how she “diversifies” Planned Parenthood's “revenue stream” by selling aborted baby parts, and how their abortionists can modify the abortion procedure (Note: totally illegal) to obtain “intact” fetuses.

But then the camera moves into the lab, where workers are actually involved in dissecting and dismembering aborted babies to get the useful body parts.

Describing their “last case” of the day, one of the workers tells an actor posing as someone interested in purchasing fetal body parts, that “it was a twin” at about 20 weeks gestation.

The camera then pans over to a dish, filled with what Planned Parenthood describes as “tissue.” One of the workers uses tweezers to pick up the intestines, and boasts about how sometimes “the organs come out really, really well.”

And that’s when I saw it. A little, beautiful, perfectly formed hand, gently clenched in a fist – a hand attached to an arm that had been torn from its owner's body, and thrown in a dish swimming with body parts.

...And then I saw the foot. And the other foot.

I wish I could say I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. But I could, because I know what Planned Parenthood does. But there’s a difference between believing, and seeing.

And that’s why these photos must be shared as far and wide as possible.

After that, it gets even worse, as the man behind the camera uses his tweezers to pick up and inspect an arm and hand...and then the leg...and then another leg.

Yes, it is horrifying that Planned Parenthood is apparently lying about the fact that it makes a tidy profit off trafficking in the body parts of aborted babies.

But the worst thing of all is that Planned Parenthood has body parts to sell in the first place. That Planned Parenthood is daily, constantly, aborting babies that have hands, and feet, and hearts, and lungs.

The worst part is that every time Planned Parenthood sells a body part, it is because they have killed a baby, a human being like you and me – a human being that had the right to live, and love, and be, a baby whose life was summarily snuffed out, and turned into a “revenue stream.”

The worst part is that year after year, decade after decade, we let Planned Parenthood get away with the canard that they are only aborting "blobs of tissue," or "products of pregnancy" - as if we don't all know perfectly well what the product of a pregnancy is: a baby. 

I say, enough is enough. Shut Planned Parenthood down, now!

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