By Paul deParrie
The Covenant News ~ November 10, 2003
By Paul deParrie
The Covenant News ~ November 10, 2003
Amendment of 1868
By David W. New, Esq.
The Covenant News ~ February 09, 2005
By Chuck Baldwin
The Covenant News ~ January 22, 2010
By Chuck Baldwin
The Covenant News ~ April 27, 2007
By Chuck Baldwin
The Covenant News ~ May 02, 2003
A New Jersey doctor accused of murder for performing late-term abortions in Maryland was arraigned in court and freed on $500,000 bail. Dr. Steven Chase Brigham, 55, who owns abortion clinics in multiple states, and a second doctor he employed, are charged with murder for allegedly starting late-term abortions in New Jersey and completing them in Maryland, which has looser restrictions about where abortions can be performed. The other doctor, Dr. Nicola Irene Riley, remains held without bail in Utah since her arrest December 28. Read more…
Posted by Webmaster at January 7, 2012 01:24 AM
One of the two abortion doctors indicted in Elkton on murder charges under the state’s fetal homicide law may not fight extradition and could soon be brought from New Jersey to Maryland, according to the Cecil County State’s Attorney. Dr. Steven Chase Brigham, 55, of Voorhees, N.J., is being held on $3 million bail in Camden County and an arraignment hearing is scheduled. He is charged with five counts of first-degree murder and other charges in Maryland. Read more…
Posted by Webmaster at January 4, 2012 12:01 AM
In “Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion,” historian Jean H. Baker chronicles the life of the driving force behind Planned Parenthood — an activist whose single-minded ferocity was decisive in making birth-control information and, ultimately, the pill itself available to U.S. women. According to Baker, Sanger was fantastically admirable and at the same time gratingly unlikable. Read more…
Posted by Webmaster at January 4, 2012 12:03 AM
According to its latest annual report, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) received $487.4 million in tax dollars over a twelve-month period and performed 329,455 abortions. In addition, the number of adoption referrals made by the organization continued to decline. The latest annual report covers the period from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, the PPFA’s fiscal year. Read more…
Posted by Webmaster at January 4, 2012 12:04 AM
Authorities say the man charged with setting fire to a Florida Panhandle abortion clinic long targeted by violence told investigators he was motivated by his hatred for abortion. In an affidavit released late Thursday, prosecutors said 41-year-old Bobby Joe Rogers told investigators that he made a fire bomb and threw it at the Pensacola clinic. Rogers said he was pushed to action after he saw a young woman enter the clinic for an abortion while he was standing outside the clinic with a group of protesters recently. Read more…
Posted by Webmaster at January 7, 2012 01:22 AM
UK Health secretary John Reid has promised to investigate claims that the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) is helping women obtain abortions after the 24 week limit. The allegations have emerged following an investigation by the Sunday Telegraph, which claims that one of its reporters was referred by the service to a clinic in Spain that is prepared to carry out abortions after the legal limit. Posted by Editor at October 12, 2004 08:17 PM
South Australian Family First MP Andrew Evans is considering introducing a Bill to force women to look at an ultrasound image of their foetus before they undergo an abortion. Mr Evans says it should be an ethical requirement to show the image and he believes it would lead to more women deciding not to have their pregnancy terminated. “Where they’ve used it in America … when the woman sees that little baby they find it very hard to go ahead with an abortion,” he said. Posted by Editor at November 5, 2004 11:07 PM
I am confident that parents who, in ignorance, take their offspring to be aborted, would think again when they see their tiny child in such glorious detail, alive and beautiful and busy. Posted by Editor at August 24, 2004 01:12 PM
Top Prolife News Headlines
S.D. Abortion Ban Opposed by “Foes” of Abortion
A legislative proposal to virtually ban abortion in South Dakota ran into an unlikely obstacle over the weekend: the South Dakota Right to Life movement.
Some abortion foes said they feared that the frontal assault aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade could backfire and instead help to solidify the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, with South Dakota paying more than $1 million in legal costs to underwrite the setback.
The state House had passed the ban 54 to 14 this month, and a majority of the Senate had signed on as cosponsors. But a Senate committee Saturday eliminated most of the bill’s original language and substituted language that tightens the state’s informed-consent requirements for doctors who perform abortions.
The committee vote was 5 to 4, with abortion opponents on both sides.
The full Senate will take up the issue today, with backers of the ban vowing a fight to restore their original language.
Legislators opposed to further restrictions on abortion continued to attack the absence of an exception for rape and incest in the original bill. Ban advocates responded with testimony from a Minnesota woman who said that she was conceived when her mother, then 15, was raped. Her mother carried her to term and put her up for adoption.
“My life is not worth any less than yours just because of the way I was conceived,” she said.
The woman, who testified by telephone, was identified as Pam Stencil, but neither her age nor her address was provided. Sen. Lee Schoenbeck, R-Watertown, who arranged for the woman’s testimony, said that she lives on a farm in southwestern Minnesota.
The original bill, written by Rep. Matt McCaulley, R-Sioux Falls, with help from the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., would make it a felony for anyone to perform an abortion in South Dakota except to save the life of the mother.
The bill offered no exceptions for abortions to preserve the health of the mother or for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. McCaulley and other supporters said the ban needed to be kept as unencumbered as possible so it could fulfill its purpose: forcing the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade.
The original bill declares that life begins at conception. It also says that three decades of abortion have harmed women — a finding that McCaulley said is meant to counter “social factors” that have pushed the court to reaffirm Roe v. Wade since 1973.
“The Supreme Court has never seen a case where it could consider the kind of evidence we have now concerning the origin of life and the horrible effects of abortion on women,” McCaulley said in a Star Tribune interview last week.
Opponents, led by Planned Parenthood of Minnesota and South Dakota, applauded elimination of the proposed ban. “South Dakotans do not support making felons out of doctors who provide abortions necessary to protect a woman’s health, or for victims of rape or incest,” said Kate Looby, state director for Planned Parenthood, whose Sioux Falls clinic accounts for almost all abortions performed in the state.
But the substituted changes to the state’s informed-consent policy “could create serious, and at times insurmountable, obstacles for women seeking safe and legal options,” Looby said. “Such policies have been roundly denounced by the American Medical Association and have the potential to create increased medical risks for women.”
Sen. Jay Duenwald, R-Hoven, a longtime opponent of legal abortion, was among legislators who maneuvered Saturday to remove the ban and substitute the more incremental step of a tightened informed-consent requirement.
“We know this isn’t a winning issue in its original form,” Duenwald told the Sioux Falls Argus Leader newspaper after the committee acted.
But proponents were holding firm, promising a floor fight.
“This is an issue you can’t compromise down,” Sen. Dick Kelly, R-Sioux Falls, told the Argus Leader.
McCaulley, too, vowed that his proposed ban “is very much alive,” supported by “many people who want to do something right.”
(Information from Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Right to Life and Planned Parenthood lobbied South Dakota state Senators over the weekend to change the language in a bill that would have criminalized abortion. Now, the bill keeps abortion legal.
(CovenantNews.com) The South Dakota legislator received national praise last week when the House passed bill HB 1191, becoming the first state legislative body to criminalize the murder of children by abortion — a catalyst for overturning Roe v. Wade.
To the shock and dismay of pro-life groups and churches across the nation, Right to Life joined with Planned Parenthood to openly oppose HB 1191 after the bill’s passage. Both nationally known abortion groups vigorously lobbied senate committee members to change the crime bill into an ‘Informed Consent’ regulation.
When we asked Jim Rudd, Editor of the Covenant News, about Right to Life’s hostile opposition to criminalizing abortion, he said, “Pro-life activists have watched National Right to Life groups undermine the legal and judicial process behind the scenes for thirty years. I think what makes this stab-in-the-back in South Dakota so unusual, is the fact that the state house actually passed a crime bill which forced Right to Life out in the open. You need to remember NRLC is in the abortion business, and they’re scurrying around right now to protect their funding base and jobs,” he said.
You mean Right to Life is in the abortion business? and if abortion is a crime then they will be out of business: “Exactly. If pro-life America makes abortion illegal Right to Life will have to find a new job. They’ve been in the abortion regulation business for thirty years. It’s the way they are organized. Making abortion illegal scares them because they don’t know how to do anything else. For example, just imagine how many people NRLC has in their company retirement plan. You make abortion illegal, how are they going to fund their old-age-pension plan,” he added.
What do you think pro-lifers should do: “I think pro-lifers across the nation should put NRLC out of business by criminalizing abortion in all fifty states. ‘Make Abortion Illegal’ needs to be out battle cry. It’s time we see this bloodshed outlawed, and put these groups out of business that give pro-life Christians a bad name,” he concluded.
(Information taken from news reports from across the nation)
The House on Friday approved measures that would block federal funding of Planned Parenthood and cut off funds for implementation of the national health-care law, even as it rejected a proposal by conservative Republicans that would have enacted a sweeping $22 billion cut across federal agencies. The votes on the hot-button measures, which were among nearly 130 amendments to a federal spending bill, came as leaders delayed a scheduled recess to complete their work on the measure after their third straight night of post-midnight debate.
Contact: Daniel Becker, Georgia Right to Life, 770-339-6880 LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga — Throughout the state yesterday, voters supported an amendment to the Georgia State Constitution that said the “right to life is vested in each human being from their earliest biological beginning until natural death” and that right should be protected by law. In all 46 counties where the amendment was presented, it passed overwhelmingly by an amazing 75 % ! Georgia is the first state in the nation where voters have said “Yes” to the Personhood question.
At a press hearing today, Senator Barry Loudermilk, (R-52) a veteran pro-life leader, announced his filing of the Personhood Amendment, SR 153, in the Georgia Senate. This Resolution titled Paramount Right to Life; Without Regard to Age, Race, Sex, Health, Function or Condition of Dependency, states that the “right to life is vested in each human being from their earliest biological beginning until natural death” and that right should be protected by law.
Personhood bills and amendments are gaining notice and approval across the United States, with a one such bill having passed the House in North Dakota and another the Iowa House subcommittee. Georgia, Montana, Texas, and Oklahoma have also introduced personhood legislation, reports Personhood USA.House Bill 1450, The Defense of Human Life Act, overwhelmingly passed the North Dakota House last week 68-25. The text defines “human being” as “an individual member of the species homo sapiens at every stage of development.”
Here’s the top ten lies I was told recently
1.“All of my sins are forgiven.”
2.“I am a Christian.”
3.“God forgives. I’m okay.”
4.“I’m saved, and I go to church every Sunday.”
5.“The Bible says not to judge.”
6.“I’m praying for you, too.”
7.“So what? No sin is bigger than any other sin.”
8.“We’ll repent later.”
9.“I’m going to jail if you don’t shut up!”
10.“We’re fine. Our choice is between us and God.”
These statements were made to me while my family and I were evangelizing on the sidewalk in front of the last remaining surgical abortuary in Mississippi. They all came from mothers and fathers who were murdering their preborn children. Other lies were told: “It’s not a person yet.” “What I do doesn’t affect anybody else.”
Besides the lies they told, there were the lies they showed; Christian bumper stickers, cross jewelry, and rosaries worn around their necks.
South Dakota South Dakota will debate a proposed law on Tuesday that supporters say would protect pregnant women from attack and critics fear could legalize the killing of abortion providers in the state.The bill, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, was introduced in late January by Phil Jensen, a Republican legislator from Rapid City. If passed, it would provide protection to a family member who kills “in the lawful defense of … his or her husband, wife, parent, child, master, mistress, or servant, or the unborn child of any such enumerated person” by defining the killing as a justifiable homicide. The bill is expected to come up for debate on the floor of the South Dakota House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon and Jensen said he is expecting amendments from opponents. If passed, it would provide protection to a family member who kills “in the lawful defense of … his or her husband, wife, parent, child, master, mistress, or servant, or the unborn child of any such enumerated person” by defining the killing as a justifiable homicide.
Federal investigators have found evidence that Sunday morning’s fire at an Olympia clinic where abortions are performed was started intentionally, and they now are searching for the culprit.
They have a few suspects, but none is in custody, Olympia Fire Capt. Kate McDonald said.
The person or persons responsible so far have not been linked to any organization that opposes abortion, said Scott Thomasson, a special agent with the Seattle office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which is investigating the arson.
“It seems to be a random act at this time,” Thomasson said.
The arson is a federal crime, however, because the Eastside Women’s Health Clinic is a federally funded health care center, the ATF agent said. The arson does not constitute an act of domestic terrorism, and the FBI, which was investigating the crime Sunday, is no longer involved, Thomasson said.
The arsonist or arsonists ignited the roof of the clinic about 2 a.m. Sunday. Thomasson would not say what was used to start the fire.
Clinic co-owner Shelley Pacheco was tearful for a moment after ATF agents broke the news of the arson, but quickly grew resolute.
“I’m not going to be kicked down that easily,” Pacheco said. “I don’t feel that sense of fear.”
The clinic’s other owner, Nancy Armstrong, said she didn’t think the crime was random.
“The first thing that comes to mind is they’re anti-abortion,” Armstrong said.
If it’s not random, this would be the first time the clinic has been sabotaged in the five years the two women have run it, they said.
It’s the first arson at a Washington abortion clinic since 2001, when a clinic in Spokane was targeted, Thomasson said.
The Olympia clinic does draw picketers every Thursday, Armstrong said. That’s the day the clinic does abortions.
“They harass those patients” as well as patients who come in for cervical cancer surgery, she said.
The picketers have been a fixture since Pat Shively started the business in 1981. Armstrong and Pacheco were clinic employees who bought it from Shively before she died of ovarian cancer in February 2000.
Shively’s three daughters remember living in fear of what abortion protesters might do to them or their mother.
“(My mother) wore a bulletproof vest to work,” said Shively’s daughter, Allison Wolfe. “She carried a Glock (handgun) in a fanny pack.”
Wolfe recalled a weekend when every clinic worker had a pet die or nearly die — they think someone poisoned them. She recalled a death threat her mother got and a day someone set fire to a piece of paper on the front door of their home.
“She worked late, and there were a lot of times when people would throw rocks at the windows (of our house),” said Wolfe. “We would lie on the floors scared.”
But the girls grew up believing the risks were worth it, as their mother did, Wolfe said.
“She thought it was important to have a clinic for women, by women and have it be a feminist atmosphere. She was definitely a pro-choice activist,” said Wolfe. “(Armstrong and Pacheco) were good friends with my mother, and they wanted to continue the tradition. It was important to all of them.”
The clinic now has two practitioners and one physician who serve 30 to 40 patients a day, men and women. For many of those people, it’s their primary care facility, said Armstrong.
The fire does not seem to have spread much beyond the roof: A passer-by called 9-1-1, and the Olympia Fire Department put out the fire within 15 minutes of arriving at the clinic at 2 a.m. Sunday.
And although Armstrong expects the damage to cost more than $100,000, especially if smoke and water harmed expensive medical equipment, she thinks the center will re-open quickly.
“They didn’t accomplish anything. They didn’t bring us down,” she said of the arsonists. “Our patients shouldn’t feel afraid. We will create a safe environment.”
The Olympia Police Department is working with the ATF as they investigate the arson.
ATF agents sifted through debris on the roof of the building and scoured a field behind the clinic and nearby woods Monday. They are taking evidence back to their Maryland lab to investigate further.
The clinic’s owners will be allowed back inside the building this morning, when they can assess the damage and decide how long it might take them to reopen. In the meantime, they are looking into temporary space for clinicians to see patients.