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Take five minutes now to stop PBS pushing late-term abortion doc ‘After Tiller’

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By Dustin Siggins

Earlier this week, LifeSiteNews reported that PBS is going to be showing the pro-abortion movie "After Tiller" next week. The movie highlights late-term abortion doctors with the intent of convincing the American people to sympathize with their worldview and difficulties.

Blogger Jill Stanek now reports that abortion supporters are promoting the documentary on Twitter and is urging pro-lifers to hack their hashtags #AbortionAccess and #AfterTiller starting at 2:00 Eastern.

From Stanek:

So please help us keep abortion radicals from peacefully promoting the excruciatingly painful blood bath of older preborn infants, never mind the extra danger their mothers face (hello, Jennifer Morbelli, killed last year by After Tiller star LeRoy Carhart), by tweeting about the reality of late-term abortion – there is so much to say about it – beginning at 2p EST. Use their hashtags #AbortionAccess and #AfterTiller.

PBS pulled in millions in U.S. federal taxpayer funding in 2012. That's in addition to more than $500 million state and federal taxpayer dollars that went to Planned Parenthood for, among other things, abortions and abortion-causing drugs and devices.

With five minutes today, you can help stop PBS from further entrenching the awfulness that is late-term abortion -- and abortion in general -- in the minds of the American people. Tweet to your family, friends, politicians, and the media this afternoon.

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Naomi was so premature doctors said she had no chance. Last week, she went home!

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By Dave Andrusko

Dec. 26, 2015 (NRLN) - We carry some very tragic news today. Here’s some of the best kind of news to help balance it out.

When a child is born 15 weeks early; when she weighs less than 13 ounces; when she can fit in the palm of your hand; and when Naomi Joy Bakker’s hands were the size of her dad’s thumbs, it’s easy to understand why some doctors told her parents “ Naomi’s chances of survival without health complications were less than one percent.” Or at all!

But in the less than five months she spent in the Renown Regional Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Naomi has met so many milestones. “Naomi is healthy and ready to graduate from the NICU with few complications,” according to Fox 28 reporter Elizabeth Faugl.

That’s a long way from the moment they learned of Naomi’s situation before she was born. “We got on our knees, and we begged,” Mrs. Bakker told Faugl. “And we said we would take her however he gave it. If she was blind, or whatever, we just wanted our baby.”

On July 1 Joy and Michael Bakker’s little one was born at only 25 weeks gestation. “Her eyes were still sealed and her organs underdeveloped,” Faugl explained. “Doctors across the country said she had no chance, but she’s proven them wrong.”

“She’s one of the littlest babies around. They told us there was no hope for her,” said Angela Bakker. “The first time I held her was so scary. So frightening. She was so tiny.”

But her nurses told Faugl:

her parents always came in to hold her. Even though Naomi was fragile, the skin-to-skin contact was important. And most of all, Naomi always had a feisty spirit.

“Strong, from day one, you could tell she was a fighter and she had it in her,” says Carrie Archie, one of Naomi’s primary nurses.

“We just gave her what she needed, she did all the hard work,” adds Nichol Alvaraez, another one of Naomi’s primary nurses.

It’s made all the difference. Naomi will go home to meet her big brother, who has only been able to Facetime with her. He’s only two-years-old and cannot go to the NICU.

Last Thursday, the “baton” was handed off. Naomi is now home from the Reno, Nevada, hospital.

Here’s what Michael and Angela wrote today:

At the hand off, a local channel did a story on Naomi and the NICU. Something happened we never planned on happened. This little blog to update friends and family went a little extra crazy and more people are following Naomi’s story. To all you who have just started on this journey with us, we have this to say – Thanks for all the encouraging posts and messages. It’s hard to find the time to respond to each and every one – but we have read them. This journey is a work in progress and we never know from one day to the next where it will lead. We hope you find encouragement through this story as we update family and friends on what is going on – with a moment of reflection here and there.

Enjoy the ride. I hope it’s not nearly as “dramatic” as the first leg.

Michael & Angela

You can share the Bakkers’ story on Facebook all the way back to July.

Reprinted with permission from National Right to Life News

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Abortionist reveals what convinced him to start doing abortions…and it’s bizarre

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By Katie Yoder

November 23, 2015 (NewsBusters) -- Love can be about giving up one’s own life, but it is never about making someone else die.

On Wednesday, abortionist Willie J. Parker penned “Why I Provide Abortions” for the Opinion Pages of the New York Times. While he at first morally opposed abortions, Parker later decided that performing abortions fulfilled his call to be the “good” Samaritan. Today, he insists, abortion “respond[s] to our patients’ needs” and therefore expresses “the deepest level of love that you can have for another person.”

Before becoming an abortionist, Parker worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist for 12 years. He believed abortion was “morally wrong” – until, that is, he had a “change of heart.” That change came when he read a sermon by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Parker began performing abortions because that was where the need was greatest, he stated.

“In public health, you go where the crisis is,” he wrote. “If there is an outbreak and you have the ability to relieve suffering, you rush to the site of the need.”

And, well, Parker decided this “outbreak” – unwanted pregnancies – was a crisis that only abortion could answer.

“This is why, a year and a half ago,” he said, “I returned to my hometown, Birmingham, Ala., to provide abortions.”

In the past, Parker has attracted attention for also practicing at the sole abortion clinic in Mississippi.

While abortion is legal in the United States, he bemoaned how “women face harsh life circumstances and incessant hostility, merely for wanting to exercise their rights.”

Before becoming an abortionist, Parker worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist for 12 years. He believed abortion was “morally wrong” – until, that is, he had a “change of heart.”

That change came when he read a sermon by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that “challenged” him to a “deeper spiritual understanding.”

“I was moved by his discussion of the quality of the good Samaritan and of what made the Samaritan ‘good,’” he wrote. “I realized that if I were to show compassion, I would have to act on behalf of those women.”

(Parker seemed not to have read statements by Dr. Alveda King, the niece of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., where she declared her uncle was pro-life.)

In the end, what really worried Parker was providing “access to abortion” for women, not his reputation.

“My concern about women who lacked access to abortion became more important to me than worrying about what might happen to me for providing the services,” he continued.

Today, when people ask him why he aborts babies, he responds: “The short answer is: Because I can. And: Because if I don’t, who will?”

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He deemed the South, where he works, as “one of the centers of the abortion crisis” and worried that, with the upcoming Supreme Court abortion regulation case, “Mississippi could become the first state with no abortion clinic.”

In his piece, Parker also sounded like he didn’t approve of any pregnancies.

“A majority of pregnancies in the South are unintended,” he lamented. “More than a quarter end in abortion. The rest are more likely than pregnancies that are chosen to lead to low birth weights and other poor outcomes.”

Regardless of statistics, Parker believed “every patient is unique” and recalled a mother of five who couldn’t care for another baby “financially or emotionally,” but had to wait for her “procedure” because of a state law.

“I want for women what I want for myself: a life of dignity, health, self-determination and the opportunity to excel and contribute,” he wrote. “We know that when women have access to abortion, contraception and medically accurate sex education, they thrive.”

But babies don’t. And women don’t either, according to women who regret their abortions.

Instead of acknowledging counterarguments, Parker insisted that abortion is an expression of love:

“We who provide abortions do so because our patients need us, and that’s what we are supposed to do: respond to our patients’ needs,” he concluded. “It is the deepest level of love that you can have for another personthat you can have compassion for their suffering and you can act to relieve it.”

That, simply put,” he added, “is why I provide abortion care."

Reprinted with permission from News Busters

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Kansas man sentenced to 195 months in prison for murder, after claiming it was an assisted suicide

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By Alex Schadenberg

November 24, 2015 (AlexSchadenberg) -- Judge Peggy Kittel sentenced Ronald Eugene Heskett to 195 months in prison after being found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Vance Moulton who lived with cerebral palsy. Heskett, who was a care-giver for Moulton, claimed that the death was an assisted suicide.

I was interested in the case because Heskett claimed that the death was an assisted suicide. I was concerned that his claim of assisted suicide may result in a lesser sentence. 

Judge Kittel was asked by Michael Warner, the defense attorney for Heskett, to apply a lesser sentence, but Kittel rejected that suggestion and applied the full 195 months of jail time to the conviction.

According to the Lawrence Journal World news:

During his September 2015 trial, prosecutors presented evidence to suggest that Heskett killed Moulton, who had cerebral palsy, for a financial motive, pointing to an approximate $13,000 in cash from government refunds missing from Moulton’s apartment.

They also looked at a series of expenditures Heskett made, shortly after the checks were cashed, on a 1972 Chevelle and numerous car parts. 

Heskett had claimed since Sept. 22, 2014, that the killing was an assisted suicide. He said Moulton, of Lawrence, had been persistently asking him to “shoot him” for six months to a year before Moulton’s death. Heskett testified at his trial that the missing $13,000 did indeed go to the car and car parts, but that it was as part of a plan with Moulton to “flip” the car and sell it for $25,000. 

At Heskett’s sentencing hearing Friday, Prosecutor Eve Kemple read letters from Moulton’s friends to the court. Moulton’s college roommate and friend, Keith Slimmer, said Moulton “had the greatest laugh to light up any room.” Another friend, Adam Burnett, said Moulton was a “role model” and he “genuinely cared about other people." 

Burnett, who uses a wheelchair, as Moulton did, said his friend's murder has shaped the way he views his own home-care attendants. 

"I cannot look at (my care-attendant) workers the same again," Burnett said. "We depend on them; we trust them. It bothers me knowing there is nothing he could have done to defend himself." 

After sentencing Heskett, Kittel acknowledged the judgment would be of little comfort to Moulton's loved ones. 

"No sentence ... will bring Mr. Moulton back," Kittel said. "People will leave here likely feeling as bad as they did when they arrived."

Justice has been done. Justice Kittel respected the life of Vance Moulton by not considering the medical condition of the victim when deciding on the punishment of the man who killed him.

I published articles for everyday of the trial. The first day of the Heskett trialthe second day of the trialthe third day of the trialthe fourth day of the trial, the fifth day of the trial, the sixth day of the trial and the decision of the jury finding Heskett guilty of second-degree murder.

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition recognizes that if legalized, falsely claiming the death was an assisted suicide can become a defense for murder.

Reprinted with permission from Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

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