Planned Parenthood Exec: Women Should Decide When Life Begins

trash“All women need to have the right to decide for themselves when life begins.”

There you have it—Planned Parenthood’s philosophy of human life according to Vicki Cowart, President of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. When human life begins is not an objective, scientific fact to Cowart and her ilk—it’s an opinion, a fuzzy feeling, that is completely arbitrary and subjective.

According to this logic (if you can even call it that), life may begin at conception for some women. For others, it may begin when the heart first beats, or when the baby can feel pain. For still others, it may be the moment the baby is born. It really doesn’t matter. Until then, it’s just a “fetus,” a disposable sub-human.

The glaring, painfully obvious problem with this fanciful theory is that it has no clear end point. If a baby is born, and the mother has decided that her child’s life has not yet begun, why not kill him after he is born? Maybe a mother thinks that her two year old’s life hasn’t begun yet. Should she be able to kill her? After all, she can’t survive on her own—she has to feed her, clothe her, and support her in every way.

This is is the logic of abortion and of the Culture of Death it so successfully breeds—a completely, wholesale destruction of human life at any time, for any reason. Afterall, the value of the person is subjective to those who believe abortion is a right. Whenever someone becomes too inconvenient, or too much of a burden on society, declare them less than human and wipe them out.

Completely consistent with this rationale: If you are suffering, and your life is too much of a burden to yourself, just throw it away. Your life has no value, no meaning aside from subjective feelings of pleasure and happiness. That’s why assisted suicide is on the rise, with Belgium recently legalizing it for children. Death, death, death. Death for everyone, death for all. This is the new “compassion,” the new “care.”

President Obama himself took the logic of abortion to its conclusion, advocating for infanticide by opposing the Born Alive Infant Protection Act as a state senator in Illinois. For all his support of evil, detestable practices, at least he is consistent. It is the “safe, legal and rare” folks who make no sense. Either abortion is completely wrong, and should be abolished forever, or it is a great good that should be celebrated, encouraged, and carried to its logical conclusion—even if that means killing perfectly healthy babies after they are born, or anyone else for that matter.

But Vicki Cowart didn’t end her statement with her diabolical definition of when life begins. She said, “All women need to have the right to decide for themselves when life begins. Personhood would take that right away.”

Exactly right, Vicki. You see, Personhood is the radical idea that the value of human life is not subjective, that we can’t make up when it begins according to our taste. It is the idea that every human life has value from the moment it begins to exist to the moment it naturally ends. It is the idea that each human person is made in the image of God, and has intrinsic worth.

Right now in America, the culture of death prevails. We do not, as a nation, recognize the immutable worth of the human being, and because of this, it is currently legal for women to take their preborn child, a living human being, to a facility where he or she can be violently killed. But Ms. Cowart is right, “Personhood would take that right away.” And that’s why we stand for Personhood.

Update: Planned Parenthood USA President Cecile Richards was caught saying something very similar recently, claiming that when live begins is irrelevant in the abortion debate. Watch her comments here.

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What Women Really Need: A Response to Cecile Richards

1779910_10151927119608531_1163753284_nApparently overcome by a sense of romance, Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, released a Valentine’s Day message for social media. According to Richards, what women really need on Valentine’s Day is not a pretty card, a gift of chocolate or a nice dinner out with the one they love. In the twisted world of the abortion industry, what women need is the freedom to kill their own babies.

A European news site recently featured a story about Hitler’s notorious Furies—the females who participated in murdering Jewish men, women and children during the holocaust. The photos in the piece showed these she-monsters smiling calmly at the camera. The comments below the news story were filled with outrage and disbelief that any women could so go against all instincts of nurture and compassion and murder helpless people, including children.The cool smile of Cecile Richards promoting child killing, without a conscience and in the name of love, is a stark reminder that the battle to defend innocent life goes on.

Cecile Richards is wrong. What women need is not access to “safe and legal abortion.” Abortion is never safe as it always ends in death for one and lifelong scars for the other. As for abortion being legal, abortion will never be legal in the eyes of God.

What do women really need? As a woman, I can answer that. Women need real men who will step up and take responsibility for the children they father. Women need a renewed love and a heart of compassion for the babies of their wombs that they chose to create by engaging in sex. What women need is protection from the merchants of death who trade in the blood of the innocent. What women need is a culture that embraces the commitment of marriage and that shows respect for all life. What women need is eyes to see the malignant lies of Planned Parenthood, and what women need is to see that bloody enterprise close down once and for all. God haste the day.

 Ingrid Schlueter is a guest contributor to the Pro-Life Wisconsin blog. She was a talk radio host for 23 years, and she is a wife and the mother of six children. She is passionate about defending life at all stages.

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Wisconsin personhood measure officially introduced yesterday

Assembly Joint Resolution 77, introduced on Thursday, amends the state constitution to strike the word “born” from the line of the constitution declaring that “All people are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights; among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The measure also adds the line, “As applied to the right to life, the terms ‘people’ and ‘person’ shall apply to every human being at any stage of development.”

The measure is introduced by Representatives JACQUE,  LEMAHIEU, PRIDEMORE, CRAIG, THIESFELDT, WYNN and T. LARSON, cosponsored by Senator GROTHMAN.

A big pro-life thanks to all those who signed on to the bill.

Mother Jones — the pro-abortion, social activist site — has a write-up about Wisconsin’s personhood effort and compiles Rep. Jacque’s pro-life accomplishments into a handy list. The Cap Times editorial board also weighed in on the issue with a statement.

Albert Mohler takes a thought-provoking look at personhood, Mississippi and Harry Blackmun. Definitely worth a read.

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Support the Wisconsin Personhood Amendment

This past Wednesday, October 19, State Representative Andre Jacque (R-Green Bay) began circulating for co-sponsorship the Wisconsin Personhood Amendment, legislation that would amend the Wisconsin Constitution to apply personhood rights to preborn children at all stages of development. Click here to read the amendment language, and click here to view PLW’s legislative memo.

From a pro-life perspective, the Wisconsin Constitution contains a glaring error at its outset. In specifying the beneficiaries of its human rights, our state constitution leaves out the preborn. It applies rights to only those people who are “born.”

Representative Jacque is proposing a minimal but absolutely essential correction, a personhood amendment, to make the Wisconsin Constitution cover all people, every person, at any stage of development. The amendment seeks to extend the inalienable right to life found in the Wisconsin Constitution to all preborn children from the beginning of their lives.

Should Roe v. Wade be overturned someday and the abortion issue remanded to the states, an activist Wisconsin Supreme Court could use the word “born” in our current state constitution to deny the right to life of the preborn by interpreting an independent right to abortion in that document. In so doing, the court could nullify any present or future pro-life laws in our state. The changing makeup of the Wisconsin Legislature could also jeopardize any pro-life laws in our state. Every two years our state election process determines the majority party in Madison. Legal protection of the preborn should not (and must not) be contingent upon which party controls the state legislature. The right to life should not be subject to the whims of a politicized supreme court or an ever-changing legislature.

The introduction of the Wisconsin Personhood Amendment is a watershed moment in the history of the pro-life movement in our state. It seeks to end abortion in Wisconsin, not to regulate or restrict it. We have been working toward the introduction of such an amendment for the last five years, and we thank Representative Jacque for demonstrating the courage of his convictions in finally making it a reality.

The personhood amendment will face stiff opposition from the pro-abortion industry.  Shockingly, the strongest opposition to the bill at this point is coming from Wisconsin Right to Life (WRL). In February WRL published a position paper vowing to oppose any effort to grant Wisconsin’s pre-born babies full constitutional rights as persons, labeling such efforts a “threat to [the] protection of Wisconsin unborn children.” They worked hard to ensure a personhood amendment was never introduced. Having failed in that effort, they are now calling every state legislator demanding that they not sign on to the bill. WRL admits that their legal reasoning for opposing a state personhood amendment is speculative. WRL offers no case law to back up their asserted problems, admitting that they are only “probable”. Pro-Life Wisconsin, on the other hand, offers recent Wisconsin case law clearly demonstrating that the proposed amendment is not a risk to our current, pre-Roe abortion law (Section 940.04, Wisconsin Statutes) by “implied repeal” or otherwise. Click here for PLW’s legal analysis rebutting their misguided objections.

The pro-life movement is founded on the bedrock principle that all human beings, at all stages of their development, deserve full protection under the law. Why oppose proactive people of good will endeavoring to provide full and lasting legal protection for preborn children? Pro-Life Wisconsin remains committed to constitutionally protecting Wisconsin’s preborn children, regardless of opposition from the abortion industry or from within the right to life movement.

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Bishop Morlino leads 100 people in prayer at Madison Planned Parenthood

Last night, Bishop Morlino led 100 people in prayer and pro-life reflection (photo, above) in observance of the mid-way point of 40 Days for Life. As the sun set behind him on Planned Parenthood (literally and figuratively, we pray!), Bishop Morlino discussed how the pro-life cause is ultimately in God’s hands; God is asking us to pray and act, and trust in Him.

Bishop Morlino was joined by two priests — Father Jim Murphy of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception parish in Portage, and Father John Putzer (photo, below, with one of the Knights of Columbus) of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary parish in Sun Prairie. Thank you to all the clergy who join us in praying for an end to abortion!

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When was the last time you asked a pregnant mother, “How’s your fetus/parasite/blob doing?”

The least interesting part of this story is the media’s inability to differentiate between a baby and a fetus.  The term “fetus” is constantly used when referring to an unwanted pre-born baby in the abortion context.  It is dehumanizing and the media knows it.  Now we have this tragedy.

The media seems confused as what you should call a baby who is forcibly extracted from his mother’s womb and left to die.

This past Saturday, a 23-year-old woman, Maritza Ramirez-Cruz, and her unborn baby, Omar, were murdered near 7th & Mitchell Street.  The reason Maritza was killed will shock you, but may not surprise you.  After Annette Morales-Rodriguez  struck Maritza repeatedly with a baseball bat, she took an exacto knife and cut out Maritza’s unborn baby from her womb.  Rodriguez was trying to steal Maritza’s baby, Omar, who was scheduled to be delivered Monday, October 10.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the incident happened in the vicinity of 1600 S. 7th Street, just one block north of Planned Parenthood. Please keep Maritza, Omar and the entire Ramirez-Cruz family in your prayers.

It is absolutely legal to abort your baby at ANY time during pregnancy in the United States. The only difference between Maritza’s baby and any of the 115 late- term abortions done in Wisconsin in 2010 is that Maritza’s baby was “wanted.”  This is what happens when society sends the message that pre-born baby is a fetus, blob, parasite, grain of rice, product of pregnancy, or isn’t conscious/aware – therefore not human.

The “fetal abduction” case, as the Milwaukee police department has termed it, is an extreme example of how people internalize the constant barrage of anti-life rhetoric put out by Planned Parenthood, the secular media, politicians, lawyers and the abortion industry itself – but this is reality.  When was the last time you asked a pregnant mother, “How’s your fetus/parasite/blob doing?”

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Former Planned Parenthood lobbyist appointed to Assembly Health Committee

Chris Taylor, currently a state Representative and a former lobbyist for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, has been appointed by Democrat Minority Leader Peter Barca to three legislative committees for the 2011-12 legislative session.

From her press release:
Representative Taylor is now a member of the Assembly Committees on Health; Labor and Workforce Development; and Ways and Means.

When she was elected, Taylor promised to further Planned Parenthood’s agenda. And now it appears she is on the perfect committee (health) to do so.

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Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin to educate on children as sexual beings

In line with Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s “Children are sexual beings” mantra, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin will be holding free seminars [with your tax dollars, make no mistake about that] on child sexuality. There are “workshops” on other topics as well, such as STD prevention, birth control and teens. [PDF here.]

For those who missed it, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) now describes children and infants as “sexual beings.” Story from News Busters here [warning: disturbing content.]

CHILDREN WOULDN’T KNOW ABOUT SEX IF PEOPLE DIDN’T TEACH THEM ABOUT SEX!

That “workshop” smacks of pedophilia.

Casting call for anyone who wants to attend a (free) Planned Parenthood event… My contact info is to the right. I attended a PPWI event this winter, where a post-abortive college student described how she had an abortion at age 17, circumventing Wisconsin’s parental consent law with Planned Parenthood’s help. In that case, Planned Parenthood referred the young woman to a pro-abortion judge, who overrode the parental consent law — the reasoning being that the girl’s parents were pro-life and thereby opposed to abortion.

This round of seminars promises to be equally disturbing.

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Madison marathon to subsidize abortionist’s slush fund

The 3rd Running of the Madison Mini-Marathon & 5K takes place this Saturday, August 20.

From the Madison Marathon website:

The funds raised through this event will be deposited into a fund called “Healthy Women, Healthy Babies.”  This fund was created to promote awareness about healthy lifestyles of women of all ages and how their decisions to make healthy choices impact not only their own lives, but the lives of their current and future family members.  The purpose of the fund is to provide discretionary support to the Chair and aid the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in its clinical, academic and public service roles with support from grateful patients, alumni, friends and the community.

For starters, Laurel Rice, chair of the UWHC Authority’s ob/gyn department, performs abortions at Planned Parenthood in Madison.

For several years, medical residents in the UW School of Medicine Ob/Gyn Department have had two four-week rotations at Planned Parenthood, where they view and participate in abortions. To view the rotation schedule, click here. To view the signed contract between UW and Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, click here.

The recently-signed state budget specifically applies current law restrictions on abortion funding to the UWHC Authority. This means that UW should not be able to pay its medical residents for time spent performing abortions (but a resident can take it upon him/herself to learn on their own time, which would be a true measure of how much these residents really want to participate in baby killing.)

To summarize: If you want to subsidize an abortionist’s slush fund, by all means, participate in the marathon.

The marathon will also benefit organizations that are problematic for the pro-life cause, such as the March of Dimes and the South Madison Health & Family Center, where Planned Parenthood is located.

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UW-Madison confirms use of aborted baby parts in ongoing research

In mid-July, we wrote about UW-Madison opposing potential legislation that would ban the use of aborted fetal parts in research projects in the state.

That legislation was introduced last week Tuesday, authored by Rep. Andre Jacque. Read the bill here.

The legislation bans persons from knowingly and for valuable consideration acquiring, receiving, or transferring a fetal body part. It also bans persons from knowingly providing, receiving, or using for experimentation a fetal body part. Fetal body part is defined to mean a cell, tissue, organ, or other part of an unborn child who is aborted by an induced abortion.

University of Wisconsin (UW) officials are already attacking the bill, claiming that it will have a “chilling effect” on the biomedical research UW Madison is currently conducting using aborted fetal tissue. Click here for a Capital Times article detailing the UW’s opposition to AB 214 and Rep. Jacque’s and PLW’s response.

Click here [PDF] for PLW’s legislative memo detailing the UW’s grisly research on human fetal body parts.

Federal law prohibits the interstate trafficking of human fetal body parts. Wisconsin’s intrastate commercial activity must have a similar prohibition so that we can guarantee the highest ethical standards of academic research and medical care in our state. Pro-Life Wisconsin thanks Representative Jacque for introducing AB 214 and defending the human dignity of our aborted brothers and sisters.

Why would UW-Madison oppose such a law? Shouldn’t the state’s flagship university be concerned with the education of students (not to mention human beings that will never experience college, due to being aborted)?

There is documented evidence of UW conducting research on human fetal brain and pancreatic tissue, most recently a 2000 fetal brain cell study conducted by Su-Chun Zhang of the UW-Madison Department of Medical Sciences used immature neural cells from fetal human brain tissue of 15-20 gestation weeks “after elective termination of intrauterine pregnancies” to study neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. The study acknowledged Dr. Dennis Christenson, a former Madison abortionist, for his “assistance in this project.”

And now we know UW is currently using aborted baby parts in research.  UW’s vaunted research facilities have become a Communist-style house of horrors. You know who else performs research on human beings? Cuba, Germany, Russia, Korea…

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