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Voices for Life is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. We cover issues from conception until natural death, as well as all family life issues.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

NJ Senate and Assembly Vote to Send Your Hard Earned tax Dollars to Planned Parenthood!

Marie Tasy, Executive Director
New Jersey Right to Life

On June 27, both the Senate and Assembly voted in favor of A3492/S2277 and A1963/S1017 to use your hard earned tax dollars to fund Planned Parenthood.

Click here to see how your State Senator and two Assembly members voted, then please take the action listed below:

Action Needed:
1. If your legislators voted in favor of these bills,call them to express your outrage and tell them you expect them to vote No on any attempt to override a veto. Don't forget to thank your legislators if they voted No on these bills. If possible, please post messages on your legislators' social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
2. Please call and email Governor Christie at 609-292-6000 and thank him for vetoing these bills in the past and urge him to do so again.

You can send a prewritten email message to the Governor from this link on the Legislation page of our website HERE  It’s the third item on the page. Thank you.

Background of legislation:

On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016, NJ Assembly Dems continually tried to censor the truth about Planned Parenthood. This occurred when I attempted to testify before the Assembly budget committee to tell them why Planned Parenthood should not be funded by taxpayers. I was repeatedly and rudely shouted at and gaveled down by the Chair, Asm. Gary Schaer, and only given about 1 minute and a half to provide remarks while PP officials were allowed to provide testimony uninterrupted and were even praised and thanked by the Chair. Our comments did not make it into the News coverage even though our written remarks were provided to the press.

PA Action Alert! Get Senate Action on Dismemberment Abortion Ban‏

From Ted Meehan
Pro-Life Union of Delaware County

Our legislature has passed our state budget, and will soon adjourn for the summer. But they have not voted on H.B. 1948 - the Dismemberment Ban passed by the House.

The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is Senator Stewart Greenleaf. The bill is in his committee awaiting a vote. There is a strong majority of his committee waiting to move this bill - and a strong majority of the full senate ready to pass the bill. Please ask him to move this bill - today! 


Please call and email Senator Greenleaf at:

Harrisburg Office
Senate Box 203012 
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3012
(717) 787-6599
(717) 783-7328 Fax
TTY: 800-364-1581

District Office
711 North York Road
Suite 1
Willow Grove, PA 19090
(215) 657-7700
(215) 657-1885

Nun Dies Smiling: Sister Cecilia Maria Photos & Facts About Her

... Despite a Devastating Cancer, Go Viral. Here’s Why | LifeNews.com

By Budhaditya Bhattacharjee
Morning News USA

Pictures of a nun have gone viral. In the photos, the young Argentinian nun, Sister Cecilia Maria, stayed calm while she was fighting a battle with cancer.

After the photo was posted online, it looked like a volcano erupted on social media. The viral photos were shared by thousands, and heartfelt prayers were made for her.

According to Catholic News Agency, Sister Maria lived in Saints Teresa and Joseph Monastery in Santa Fe, Argentina. She committed to prayer and lived the contemplative life. On June 22, Sister Maria passed away at the age of 43.

She graduated as a nurse at the age of 26. Sister Cecilia Maria made her initial vows as a discalced Carmelite.

It was in 2003 when the young nun made her final profession. She was diagnosed with cancer of the tongue and the disease metastasized into her lungs six months earlier.

While in the photo, she did not show any trace of suffering, her smile inspired several netizens. Many people acted as witnesses to her struggles.

The news of her disintegrating health and “her reflections” was shared instantly through social media and WhatsApp, said Manila Bulletin. The publication also noted that Pope Francis was also following her situation.

“And Sister Cecilia Maria, a discalced Carmelite, knew about everyone’s prayer,” reported Aleteia.

She wrote her last wish on a piece of paper. There she said that she was thinking about how she would like her funeral to be.

“First, some intense prayer and then a great celebration for everyone. Don’t forget to pray but don’t forget to celebrate either!” Sister Maria said.

The discalced Carmelites announced her death by saying that after an excruciatingly painful illness, Sister Cecilia Maria was always full of joy, and thus, finally she surrendered to her “Divine Spouse.”

“Jesus! Just two lines to let you know that our dearly beloved sister gently fell asleep in the Lord,” said the discalced Carmelites.

Pat Robertson: God Will Punish America For Abortion Rights Decision

By Brian Tashman
Right Wing Watch

Pat Robertson reacted today to the “terrible” Supreme Court ruling striking down parts of a Texas anti-abortion law by declaring that America will face divine judgment for allowing abortion to be legal.

Watch the video below or view on Youtube using this link.

We have slaughtered over 55 million unborn babies in this country and we’re going to pay a terrible price as a nation for allowing that. And when it’s sanctioned and approved of by the highest court in the land, then we all stand responsible for it and we will pay, all of us, as a nation, because the Supreme Court and the president and the leaders of our country said that’s what they want.

And those unborn babies are crying out, their blood will cry out against us as a nation and one of these days what’s going to be happen is going to be horrible.

So, this is the law, you can talk about the law, it’s legal to have an abortion, Roe v. Wade, and so forth. But what is happening is the slaughter of the unborn is exceeding in America the slaughter in any nation I am aware of in the history of mankind.

Source: www.rightwingwatch.org

Blogger's remark: The warning from Pat Robertson is accurate.  God says: "Woe to those who call good evil and evil good, who put darkness for light and light for darkness." Isaiah 5:20.

According to Planned Parenthood, abortion rights are good and those who uphold life are evil. Abortion is pre-meditated murder of the most helpless among us, unborn babies. Those who continue to call abortion good have been forewarned by God.  

Voices for the Unborn is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. To read our Mission Statement, use this link.  You can also follow us on FacebookGoogle, and Pinterest.  Help spread the word by sharing our articles on your favorite social networks.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

In ‘Playboy’ Essay Chelsea Handler Says God Supports Abortion

Chelsea Handler

By Maggie McNeely
National Right to Life

Pro-life Christians have got it all wrong. God actually wants some people to get abortions.

At least, that’s one way Chelsea Handler justifies the pro-choice movement. The talk show host has always been open about her choice to abort her own teenage pregnancies. She has no regrets about the choice(s) she made at 16. In a recent essay penned for Playboy magazine, Handler wrote that “I’m 41 now. I don’t ever look back and think, God, I wish I’d had that baby.”

(Interestingly, this was supposedly the first time Chelsea admitted to having not one, but two abortions. But on her Netflix show last week, she said she’s had three. When abortion is no big deal, the numbers apparently don’t matter).

It would’ve been one thing had Handler’s article stopped with her own personal story. But Handler wanted to take this opportunity to explain why pro-lifers just need to stop fighting abortion.

Handler’s unknown number of abortions made it possible for her to live life “without an unplanned child born out of an unhealthy relationship.” So she finds it “infuriating to hear [politicians] pander to the Christian right with promises they have no chance of keeping.” Because, she insists, “even if there is a God, I highly doubt he wants everybody to go through with their pregnancies.”

There are few things liberals love more than forcing Christianity to fit into their own ideology. Sure, God would definitely condone the murder of innocent babies. …Distortion of religion is a never-ending Leftist hobby. …

Typical Lefty ideology: it’s ok to disagree, as long as you don’t say it out loud or outside of a “free speech zone.” Dissenting opinions are not acceptable in a “civilized society.” But an article singing the praises of abortion in Playboy magazine, of all places? Nothing uncivilized about that.

And just to throw out one more cliché lib talking point, Chelsea suggests that, in the face of worldwide overpopulation, all those who choose to get an abortion should “be applauded for making a smart and sustainable decision.”

Liberals, saving the environment one abortion at a time.

Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from Newsbusters.

website: nationalrighttolifenews.org

Blogger's note: Chelsea Handler is ignorant of the Divine Nature of Christ. He is the Creator of life, born and unborn. Therefore, all human life is sacred, regardless of the circumstances of conception. 
"For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalm 139:13-14  

Pro-life Christians serve the God of life, love and mercy. He is a God who created human life and doesn't want anyone to perish. Therefore, we celebrate life. The "worshipers of creation" celebrate death through abortion, euthanasia, and assisted suicide. They are on a dark path to destruction. Unless they turn away from this false god to Christ, the Light of the World, their choice will have eternal consequences. 

Black Pastor: 69 Times More Black People Die From Abortion Than Homicide


By Micaiah Bilger
Life News

Black pastor Walter B. Hoye II wants to get on board with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, but it troubles him how the movement ignores the leading cause of death among Black Americans – abortion.

Hoye, president of the Issues4LifeFoundation, said abortions on Black Americans outnumber the homicides of Black Americans by 69 to 1. Yet, little attention is drawn to ending the genocide of abortion in the Black community.

He uncovered some shocking data by comparing a 2013 report from the Violence Policy Center, which shows that there were 6,217 Black American homicides that year, and national abortion statistics from 2013 showing that there were 429,000 abortions on Black American women.

According to his breakdown of the numbers:

In other words, for every three Black babies born in America, two will be aborted.

The numbers get worse.

In 2013, there were an estimated 429,000 abortions in Black America.

This equates to …

35,750 abortions per month
8,250 abortions per week
1,175 abortions per day
49 abortions per hour

This amounts to 1 Black abortion every 74 seconds.  

Hoye placed a lot of the blame on Planned Parenthood and its supporters.

Demand a Vote to Protect Conscience Rights!

from Honorable Marilyn Musgrave
Vice President of Government Affairs
Susan B. Anthony List

Despite being in the final months of his presidency, Barack Obama’s assault on the unborn and our conscience rights continues.

Just last week, instead of following the Congressional intent of the pro-life law known as the Weldon Amendment, the Obama administration reinterpreted the law to support the abortion industry.

Now, instead of intervening to protect churches, hospitals, and religious employers, the Obama administration approved of California’s efforts to force these entities to pay for elective abortions in their healthcare plans.

The Conscience Protection Act (H.R. 4838), is sponsored by Congressman John Fleming (R-LA), a longtime champion of the unborn and a doctor himself. The effort is being led in the upper chamber by Senator James Lankford (R-OK), an incredible pro-life advocate who directed the country’s largest Christian camp prior to serving in Congress.

This bill would make permanent the Hyde-Weldon Amendment, which prohibits federal, state, and local governments from discriminating against health care providers, including hospitals, doctors, and nurses, that refuse to provide, perform, or refer for abortions. In addition, the bill would give victims of abortion discrimination the ability to seek relief in the courts.

It’s important to know that this is more than just forcing organizations to pay for abortions. In New Jersey, 12 nurses were told they had to assist in performing an abortion or they would risk losing their jobs.

There just isn’t proper protection of conscience rights for pro-life healthcare workers, and it’s important that Congress takes immediate action to fight back against Obama’s assault.

Take action: The most pro-life Congress ever elected in 2014 must fulfill its mandate to defend life and to protect the rights of conscience for all Americans.  


“A 9/11 a Day” - A Pro-Life Documentary

from Frank X Panico
Xs in the Sky Films

Being a Christian filmmaker who is attempting to save the lives of the unborn through film, I am reaching out to other fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who also realize the importance of averting the abortion epidemic. Moreover, conveying the message that God can forgive anyone of anything, even a past abortion, is a paramount concern of my endeavor. My name is Frank X Panico and I founded a film company called "Xs in the Sky Films" in 2010 to produce quality films with Christian values. Our 4th and most recently project is a 50 minute documentary titled, "A 9/11 a Day".

The movie was completed with the assistance of Rachel's Vineyard in Riviera Beach FL and Mary's Shelter in Stuart FL. Both reputable organizations and their staff were filmed
and interviewed for the film and provided extremely insightful and compelling testimony. 

In this riveting documentary we expose the fact that 3000 unborn babies a day are lost in abortion mills across America; around the same number killed in the tragic September 11th attack on the Twin Towers. Why has abortion become so acceptable in our society, what can we do to make it unacceptable and is this insidious practice in some way driven by Satan and his evil spirits? This 50-minute film asks us to explore these issues from the ground up with particular emphasis on the diabolical influence inherent to the abortion industry as no other film does. These controversial questions were posed to respected and even entertaining men and women who hold over twenty-five years of experience in the front lines of the fight in the field of the abortion industry. Their conclusions breech the distance in the debate for life and offer a unique perspective on the motives and means behind the billion dollar killing corporation as it is unraveled and exposed in “A 9/11 A Day.”

. This cinematic experience goes straight for the jugular of Planned Parenthood and all abortion mills, annihilating the myths they spew out, such as, they just want to help women and there is no negative repercussion associate with the killing of child that dwells within them. Perhaps the most vital message conveyed through this film is this. If a woman is plagued with suffering from a past abortion, they must sincerely ask our creator for forgiving and healing and it will be granted to them. The burden of a past abortion can stop a woman from reaching the purpose that God has for them. This is Satan’s tactic. The Evil One does not want these post aborted women to flourish and be joyful, and he does not want to allow God’s plan for them to unfold. One should take no part in unfruitful works of darkness, but expose them.

View the documentary below or on YouTube using this link


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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Democratic Party Platform Calls for Forcing Americans to Pay for Abortions

Hillary Clinton

By Micaiah Bilger
Life News

The Democratic Party is planning to adopt an even more extreme platform on abortion this year.

In the party’s 2016 proposed platform, Democrats added language calling for a repeal of the Hyde Amendment and full-fledged taxpayer funding of abortion, according to the Daily Caller. The Democratic Party platform already supports legalized abortion on demand for any reason up until birth.

Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton also has promised that she will make every effort to overturn Hyde and force taxpayers to fund abortions, if elected.

A press release from the Democratic Party on Saturday announced the change: “The platform also vows to oppose, and seek to overturn, all federal and state laws that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment.”

Here’s more from the announcement:

The platform goes further than previous Democratic platforms on women’s reproductive rights. It champions Planned Parenthood health centers and commits to push back on all Republican efforts to defund it. … It also strongly supports the repeal of harmful restrictions that obstruct women’s access to healthcare around the world, including the Global Gag Rule and the Helms Amendment, which bars US assistance to other countries that provide safe, legal, abortion.

The Hyde Amendment prohibits direct taxpayer funding of most abortions and has done so since the late 1970s. Upheld by the Supreme Court, the Hyde Amendment is now a target of abortion advocates who have moved from pro-choice to pro-abortion — forcing Americans not only to accept unlimited abortions before birth but also to pay for them.

Recently, a coalition of 61 pro-abortion groups sent letters to the two major political parties urging them to force taxpayers to pay for abortions.

Stop PP's Founder NOW!

from Jim Sedlak, Vice President, American Life League
Founder, ALL's STOPP International

This summer, American Life League is undertaking an exciting new project that will help students and communities learn the truth about Planned Parenthood and its nefarious beginnings.

Who Was the Real Margaret Sanger? is a multimedia unit study course for high school students about Margaret Sanger, her eugenicist leanings, and how she changed America's mindset about birth control.

We cannot finish this series without you. Every $5, $25, or $100 brings us closer to our goal. Go to our Kickstarter page now to become a backer and supporter of pro-life education.

In addition, we are offering cool pro-life gear and other rewards to backers-such as a copy of the videos when the project is complete-as our way of saying thanks.

Students deserve to know the truth about Planned Parenthood, the vile things it does behind closed doors, and how this organization has roots in eugenics and racism. Who Was the Real Margaret Sanger? arms students with the truth so that they can be witnesses of the gospel of life.

Join the fight to spread awareness about Planned Parenthood's founder. Back Who Was the Real Margaret Sanger? on Kickstarter to help us get this much-needed program into schools around the country.

**Backers who pledge $25 or more will receive a copy of Who Was the Real Margaret Sanger? in thanks for their support.

Help stop Planned Parenthood from taking control of our children's education!

STOPP INTERNATIONAL is totally supported by free-will donations from concerned people. It is only through your generosity that we are able to continue. Please consider a donation to help us continue our work by using our secure online donation form.

Justice Ginsburg Recycles Abortion Industry Mantras

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
By Dave Andrusko
National Right to Life

For whatever reasons of High Court protocol (or politics), Justice Stephen Breyer did the heavy lifting in today’s Supreme Court decision gutting the 2013 omnibus Texas pro-life law, HB 2. His majority opinion ran 40 pages.

It was left to a mere 385-word-long concurring opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to summarize the argument that HB 2 could not possibly be what legislators said it was: a good faith effort to protect women from the likes of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, convicted of three counts of first degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter. It was, in Ginsburg’s words, “beyond rational belief.”

The usual in-the-tank suspects provided the medical cover to “prove” that abortion is safer than a walk in the park, an aspirin, or a tooth extraction. But it was left to Danielle Paquette, a Washington Post reporter, to tease out that Justice Ginsburg was rebutting a contention made by Justice Samuel Alito in his dissent.

Which was? That HB 2 was intended to cause unsafe abortion clinics to close and that it was the absence of active supervision “by state or local authorities or by his peers” that allowed abortionist Kermit Gosnell to run riot. Gosnell, as you recall, delivered three late-term babies alive and then murdered them by severing their spinal cords.

Ginsburg brushed this motivation aside. Or, put more accurately, turned it inside out: 

Pro-Life Setback: The Supremes Strike Down Women's Safety

by John Stonestreet

Yesterday, the Supreme Court, by a 5-3 vote, struck down Texas’s House Bill 2, which required, among other things, a physician performing an abortion to have admitting privileges in a hospital within thirty miles of where the procedure is performed.

It also required that “the minimum standards for an abortion facility be equivalent to the minimum standards … for ambulatory surgical centers.”

Let’s not mince words: The Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedtis a setback for the pro-life cause.

To fully grasp what all of this means, some background is in order. While Roe v. Wade established a “constitutional right” to abortion, state and local governments may regulate some aspects of abortion: for instance, requiring a waiting period and parental consent in the case of minors.

But in series of cases culminating in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the Supreme Court placed limits on these kinds of regulations, ruling that regulations that place an “undue burden” on a woman’s “right” to an abortion were unconstitutional.

In the 24 years since Casey, what constitutes an “undue burden” has been decided on a case-by-case basis as pro-life forces and their legislative allies have tested legal boundaries. In the Texas case, pro-abortion forces responded by claiming that the “right” to an abortion was “in jeopardy.”

article continues at http://www.breakpoint.org/


Bloggers Note: I know how badly everyone feels after yesterday's betrayal by our Supreme Court, so I thought I'd post this video of pre-born babies playing football to put everyone in a little better frame of mind. You can view it here or on YouTube using this link. Please enjoy!

Voices for the Unborn is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. To read our Mission Statement, use this link.  You can also follow us on FacebookGoogle, and Pinterest.  Help spread the word by sharing our articles on your favorite social networks.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Parents of Disabled Baby Arrange Their Child’s Death by Starvation


By Sarah Terzo
National Right to Life

Charles L. Bosk, a writer and researcher, spent time in a pediatric hospital where doctors and nurses took care of disabled and/or premature babies. Sometimes, when disabled babies were born (despite the program’s efforts to detect and abort them), the parents didn’t want them. Bosk wrote about a couple that chose not to treat their disabled baby with routine surgery, but instead allowed the child to die:

She [the woman who counseled the parents] reported that the parents had decided not only that they did not want to repair the child’s omphalocele, but they wanted the child to die, and they were willing to do what they could to hurry that event along. 

The parents had left orders that the child not be fed. She reported that Berger [a doctor] was very upset with this turn of events… Berger claimed that it was one thing for the physicians and the parents to handle this, and quite another for the nurses who had to deal with the infant every day and would be the ones to watch it starve.
The mother was upset when the baby did not deteriorate quickly enough:

Bill [another doctor] reported that the mother was discouraged because today the baby looks good. She was hoping that it would die soon, so seeing it looked healthy really discouraged her.

Tragically, there is little talk about the babies who are born and slowly starved to death. There is also little mention of children who are refused routine surgery that would have easily saved their lives. To my knowledge, there has been little documentation of these cases and no studies to show how often they occur.

This passage was written back in 1992. How many quiet murders of disabled babies have taken place since then?

Website: nationalrighttolifenews.org

Blogger's Note:

On March 10, 1981, my grandson was born and on that same day another baby was born who recieved a death sentence from the pediatrician.  Here's the link to Megan's Story that began on the day of her birth.  These events are true and are forever eteched in my mind. 

Megan's Story: Doctor Gives Baby a Death Sentence

Hillary Clinton Applauds Supreme Court Rejecting Pro-Life Law: “Abortion Should be a Right”


By Steven Ertelt
Life News

Hillary Clinton wasted no time on Monday applauding the Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas pro-life law responsible for saving thousands of babies from abortion. She hailed the decision as a “victory” and saying “abortion should be a right.”

Here are the tweets Clinton posted immediately upon the high court’s ruling The -H after the tweets is supposed to denote that Clinton write the tweet herself as opposed to having a staffer post it.

SCOTUS's decision is a victory for women in Texas and across America. Safe abortion should be a right—not just on paper, but in reality. -H
SCOTUS's decision is a victory for women in Texas and across America. Safe abortion should be a right—not just on paper, but in reality. -H
This fight isn't over: The next president has to protect women's health. Women won't be "punished" for exercising their basic rights. -H

Earlier this month, Clinton told the abortion activists at Planned Parenthood that she would “always have your back.”

“I have been proud to stand with Planned parenthood for a long time and, as president, I will always have your back,” Hillary said. “We need to protect Planned Parenthood from partisan attacks.”

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law, Dooms Women to Substandard Care

from Operation Rescue

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Supreme Court took a dangerous step backwards by striking down provisions of a Texas abortion law that provided that abortion providers maintain hospital privileges and meet ambulatory surgical center standards. The decision was 5-3 in Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt, which challenged HB2, a sweeping Texas abortion licensing and safety law.

"Today's Supreme Court ruling has essentially relegated women to second-class citizens when it comes to abortion by allowing abortionists to evade meeting basic safety standards that are proven to save lives," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. "We must remember why these safety rules were enacted. When abortion facilities are exempt from meeting safety standards, conditions and practices deteriorate and women are placed in jeopardy. We saw that truth played out during the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who killed Karnamaya Mongar and Semika Shaw during sloppy abortions at a squalid 'House of Horrors.'"

Texas has similar health and safety issues. During a 2011 investigation into Texas abortion abuses, Operation Rescue documented poor facility conditions, the illegal disposal of recognizable aborted baby remains, and violations to the Texas 24-hour waiting period and informed consent laws at Whole Women's Health, the abortion chain challenged the law.

Based on Operation Rescue's regulatory complaints, Whole Women's Health was heavily fined for the illegal dumping of aborted baby remains, and two of its abortionists were disciplined for violations uncovered during Operation Rescue's investigation, as cited by an amici curiae brief, filed by the Liberty Counsel on behalf of Operation Rescue.

Two years later, Operation Rescue reported first-hand on the horrors exposed at the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell followed by a report on allegations made by clinic workers of babies who were similarly murdered at a Houston abortion facility that prompted the special legislative sessions that led to the passage of HB2.

Data recently gathered by Operation Rescue during a meticulous survey of every abortion facility in the country, verified that the average wait time for an abortion in Texas was 23% shorter than the national average wait even though half of the state's abortion clinics have shut down.

Those results prove that The Texas law has not forced women into long waits for abortions - contrary to baseless claims made by the Abortion Cartel.

"We will not stop our fight to save innocent babies and protect women from an abortion industry that makes a living exploiting women by cutting corners on their lives and health," said Newman.

Read the decision here

United Way Affiliates Give $3 Million a Year to Planned Parenthood

by Leah Jennsen
The Daily Signal

United Way affiliates provide almost $3 million a year to Planned Parenthood, according to a money-tracking website that examines consumer and political causes.

2nd Vote, a conservative, nonprofit watchdog that tracks corporate spending, conducted what it calls “exhaustive” research of United Way affiliates and their giving to Planned Parenthood.

“Last year, 2nd Vote compiled an exhaustive list of United Way affiliates that helped fund the world’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood,” 2nd Vote spokesman Robert Kuykendall said in a formal statement. “The latest available financial documentation for each of these affiliates indicates that United Way funnels almost $3 million to Planned Parenthood every year.”

United Way Worldwide, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is a nonprofit that focuses on community-based charity.

article continues at http://dailysignal.com

Voices for the Unborn is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. To read our Mission Statement, use this link.  You can also follow us on FacebookGoogle, and Pinterest.  Help spread the word by sharing our articles on your favorite social networks.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Pregnancy Center Will Defy New California Law Forcing Centers to Promote Abortions


By Micaiah Bilger
Life News

A Redding, California pregnancy center says it will not comply with a new state law that forces it to advertise and promote abortions.

Few, if any, pregnancy resource centers are complying with the onerous new California law while it is being challenged in the courts. The radical, pro-abortion law took effect in December, forcing about 150 pro-life non-profits to choose between advertising free and low-cost abortions through the state or facing fines of up to $1,000 if they do not comply.

According to the Record Searchlight, the Care Net pregnancy centers in Redding and Red Bluff, California do not plan to post the required abortion signs in their centers or refer women for abortions through the state Medi-Cal program.

Shelly Gibbs, executive director of the Redding center, said they do refer women to state programs for help with pregnancy and parenting.

“We’re just not using language about ‘this is how you get an abortion,’” she said. “We focus our time solely on how we can support families.”
The Care Net centers are among the pro-life groups that filed lawsuits against the new state law, arguing that it violates their First Amendment freedom of speech. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on the case last week, according to the report.

Kevin T. Snider, an attorney with the Pacific Justice Institute who is representing Care Net, told the news outlet that the new law is unconstitutional because it compels speech.

“We believe that right to free speech is strong in this area,” Snider said. “We believe eventually that our clients’ rights will be vindicated.”

The Care Net centers are not the only ones refusing to comply with the pro-abortion law.KPCC reported that six of eight Los Angeles-area pregnancy centers refused to follow the abortion-promoting law. In March, the Sacramento Bee also reported at least two pregnancy centers in the Sacramento area were not following the pro-abortion law.