Stutzman and Rokita Expose Gosnell on House Floor

April 25, 2013

Congressman Marlin Stutzman

Congressman Marlin Stutzman

The Kermit Gosnell abortion trial is horrific, yet the mainstream media is providing little coverage. Our elected officials have stepped up to expose the Gosnell case themselves. Several members of Congress,

including Indiana’s Rep. Marlin Stutzman (IN-3) spoke on the House floor about Gosnell during the fourth week of the trial.

Now in the sixth week of the trial, Rep. Marlin Stutzman organized additional floor speeches to expose the Gosnell atrocities. He gathered an impressive number of members to speak today after votes ended. Rep. Stutzman was joined on the floor by another Indiana member, Rep. Todd Rokita (IN-4). We give our heartfelt appreciation to both men for speaking up and sharing the truth.

To view all floor speeches on Gosnell click here.

For more on Kermit Gosnell, please visit: http://www.whoisgosnell.com/

Komen’s brand is tainted by Planned Parenthood’s stain

April 18, 2013

It’s been just a little over one year since the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s bizarre flip-flop on funding for Planned Parenthood, and if attendance means anything, the decision continues to take its corrosive toll on an organization that has sabotaged its own branding.  According to WISH-TV news in Indianapolis, participation in the Indy Race for the Cure has plunged again for the second straight cycle.  As it stands today, 17,400 participants have registered for its April 20 event.  That’s down from 26,000 in 2012 and 37,000 in 2011.  That equates to a 54 percent dive in participation, a drop off that is nothing short of disaster. Komenblogshoes

The most prevalent media explanation for the dive is that Planned Parenthood supporters are withholding their participation out of anger that Komen dared to consider snipping its funding relationship, even if the decision to do so lasted less than 48 hours.  One would need to suspend all logic to believe this is the case.

Komen’s numbers are dropping because its funding ties to Planned Parenthood are offensive to thousands of Hoosiers who know that Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion business in the state of Indiana.  There is no doubt that many Indianapolis residents who no longer participate in Komen events regularly commute past Planned Parenthood’s mega abortion center on the city’s Northwest side, knowing that thousands of unborn children are dismembered within its walls every single year.  The same could be said of residents of Merrillville, Lafayette and Bloomington – all communities in which Planned Parenthood abortion centers regularly churn out a grisly abortion revenue.

No celebrity endorsements, media appeals or clever advertising will return these former participants to the Komen fold.  When Komen decided at the national level to continue funding for Planned Parenthood, it strapped itself and its local affiliate events in a death grip with one of the all-time unlikeable organizations in the United States.

The decision has been particularly destructive to Komen events in more conservative communities where local grants to Planned Parenthood have historically been withheld.  These are the local organizers who could point to their local grants list and show the absence of any Planned Parenthood funding.   There were always trails of Komen-Planned Parenthood funding in communities like Boulder, Colorado, but these were played off as more liberal communities exercising autonomy in spending locally-raised funds.  Connecting the dots directly to the Komen parent organization was difficult at best.

All of that changed when Komen chose the road it did in 2012.

Komen had its opportunity to face the abortion giant down by trusting that its brand was stronger than Planned Parenthood’s. It failed to do so.  Now the hard slide will continue with the most likely result being an eventual stabilization at new average attendance numbers far below those years when Komen’s brand was untainted by Planned Parenthood’s stain.

-Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life

Anniversary of Baby Doe’s Death

April 15, 2013

During the spring of 1982, an innocent baby was left to suffer and die in a Bloomington, Indiana hospital. Baby Doe, as he is known, was born with two conditions, Down syndrome and tracheoesophageal fistula, a birth defect in the throat that makes eating food orally impossible. A surgery could have been undertaken to fix the tracheoesophageal fistula. However, Baby Doe’s obstetrician advised his parents that instead of surgery they should simply do nothing, resulting in their son dying of dehydration or starvation after a few days. The obstetrician declared that his life was not worth living and should be allowed to die. Consequently, Baby Doe died after suffering for six days.  As told to the Chicago Tribune,

“I believe there are things that are worse than having [such] a child die. And one of them is that it might live.” – Dr. Walter Owens, obstetrician

Judge John Baker

Judge John Baker

After failed attempts of more than 10 couples to adopt the baby, the parents tragically allowed their helpless son to die. This sad event led the Bloomington hospital to take the baby’s case before a judge. The case was appealed to the Indiana Supreme Court resulting in the decision to let Baby Doe die. One of the judges involved in the legal process, Judge John G. Baker of the Monroe County Circuit Court, stated,

“The parents have the right to choose a medically recommended course of treatment for their child.” – Judge Baker

Judge Baker is currently on the bench in Indiana. This horrible event led the Department of Health and Human Services to withhold any federal funding from hospitals that withhold medical care in order to allow disabled infants to die.

The anniversary of Baby Doe’s death is April 15. After 31 years, his death should not be forgotten and must serve as a reminder that innocent life must be protected. All life is precious and Hoosiers need to stay informed of judicial actions that affect life. Pro-life advocates must remain vigilant to insure a death sentence like the one Baby Doe received, is never given to another child.

Jared Noblitt
Allen County Right to Life intern

What if Gosnell kept jars of severed puppy paws?

April 12, 2013

Erick Erickson tweet about Gosnell

“If Kermit Gosnell had killed puppies, HLN would give daily wall to wall coverage of the full trial.”

This tweet by Erick Erickson got me thinking. How would one of the Gosnell news stories (from one of the few outlets covering the trial) sound if “baby” was replaced with “puppy?” Consider this:

Obsessed With Death: Kermit Gosnell Kept Jars of Severed Puppy Paws

His alleged crimes went undetected for years. He was the go-to guy in the neighborhood for Oxycotin and other addictive drugs—an illegal business which investigators say brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

And he was also known as the doc to go to for extremely late, late-term puppy terminations (more than 24 weeks’ gestation). At times, those “late-term puppy terminations” turned into the killing of live puppies, according to a grand jury report that reads like the script from a horror movie.

When live puppies were delivered, he allegedly stuck scissors in the back of the puppies’ necks and severed the spinal cords, killing them. The grand jury estimates that Gosnell engaged in hundreds of such killings, but charges could be brought in only a handful of cases, because he conveniently destroyed files to cover his tracks. The suspect, who, if convicted, might be described as the John Wayne Gacy of West Philadelphia, cleverly hid evidence—but not all of it.

Forgive the graphic nature of the following description, but it must be included to show the depravity behind Gosnell’s puppy termination center walls: A search team found the parts of dead puppies nearly everywhere—in the refrigerator, in the freezer, and in containers which would ordinarily carry milk, orange juice, even cat food.Puppy

And then there were the jars of severed puppy paws…

If that description of puppy torture and killing makes you uncomfortable, good! But how more uncomfortable should we, and all Americans, feel when we know that description is about flesh and blood human beings?

It’s truly distressing that Erick Erickson’s tweet is right. If the Gosnell trial was about killing puppies instead of human abortion – everyone would be talking about it! PETA would be marching in the street and Congressional hearings would be called! NBC, CBS and ABC would send satellite trucks to sit outside of the courthouse for the trial of this monster puppy-killer. We would ask, “How can we prevent this from ever happening again?”

It’s time to break the silence on the Gosnell case. And that’s why we’re participating in the Gosnell Tweetfest today. Mainstream media may still ignore the story, but we’re making it harder for them to do so. Because with so many social media channels, Americans hear news from their family and friends. The nightly news anchor no longer has the news market cornered.

Join us in the Tweetfest to expose the abortion atrocities of Kermit Gosnell. Expose the truth.

The news story used above comes from “Obsessed With Death: Kermit Gosnell Kept Jars of Severed Baby Feet” by Maria Vitale Gallagher, published on LifeNews.com.

 

Senate Bill 371 Concurrence Passes Senate

April 11, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS – Today, Senate Bill 371 concurrence passed the Indiana Senate by a vote of 35-14. The bill now advances to Governor Pence’s desk for his signature.

“We commend the Indiana Senate for passing SB 371, a bill that provides crucial oversight to the chemical abortion industry,” stated Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “We look forward to the bill advancing to Governor Pence and we welcome his signature on this important bill.”

SB 371 introduces oversight into the chemical abortion industry by including chemical abortions in the definition of abortion in Indiana law. Currently, an abortion facility that performs only chemical-type abortions does not have be licensed or inspected. SB 371 will require chemical abortion facilities to meet the same requirements as surgical abortion facilities in such areas as reporting standards, physician oversight, cleanliness standards and building accessibility.

Indiana Right to Life’s mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.

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