South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a January 2012 rehearing of the entire eleven-member Court with regard to abortion disclosure requirements adopted by the legislature in 2005. The full Court will address the validity of the legislative requirement that women considering an abortion be advised of the association of suicide in relation to abortion.
We have heard of the horrors imposed on the people of China—women who have been forced to have abortions due to China’s demented and barbaric “one-child policy.” Amazingly enough, right here in the United States, sex-selection and race-based abortions are perfectly “legal,” except in Arizona, where, earlier this year, Governor Jan Brewer signed into law a ban on sex and raced-based abortions. Now, a tenacious congressman from Arizona has reintroduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would prohibit sex-selection and race-based abortions.
Planned Parenthood’s website offers a self-endorsement and subtle tribute to racist and eugenicist Margaret Sanger who sought to rid the world of undesirable minorities. The time is long overdue for Planned Parenthood to be denounced as an agent of death and despair and its abortion activities declared illegal.
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today in Planned Parenthood v. Rounds (III) that significant provisions of South Dakota’s abortion disclosure requirements are constitutional. “Today’s decision supports the Legislature’s goal of encouraging women seeking an abortion to make informed and voluntary decisions,” stated Attorney General Marty Jackley.
South Dakota District 33 State Senator Elizabeth Kraus has written an op/ed piece published in the Rapid City Journal today. It deals with the lawsuit Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, has filed against South Dakota’s informed consent law passed by a large majority in the legislature a few months ago.
Last week, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) released their new publication just time for next week’s United Nation’s 2011 International Year of the Youth High Level Meeting in New York. The publication, entitled Exclaim! Young People’s Guide to ‘Sexual Rights: an IPPF Declaration,’ is a shocking look into how this billion dollar industry views our children. It attempts to actually defend IPPF’s claim that “young people are sexual beings” with the right to “explore, experience and express their sexuality in healthy, positive, pleasurable and safe ways.”
The manner in which a society treats human life says a lot not only about that society but about each individual who makes up that society. How a society treats convicted murderers says even more about a society. But what does it say about a society when that society gives exponentially more consideration and protection to convicted murderers than it does to innocent human life?
Perhaps one of the most persistent and pervasive myths is that that the world’s population is spiraling out of control. The myth of overpopulation first put forth by Malthus, coupled with Darwinian theories that promote propagation of the “fit” and reduction of the “unfit,” has been instrumental in legitimizing abortion, forced sterilization, government subsidized contraception, and, in the most extreme cases, eugenics as practiced by the Nazis and others.
Shad Olson recently interviewed Gordon Howie, CEO of the Life and Liberty Group in Rapid City, about the upcoming Festival for Life celebration on May 13, 14 and 15, 2011. The weekend’s events will include speaking engagements with former ambassador and presidential candidate Alan Keyes, a foot parade to Planned Parenthood, and a showing of the film “Blood Money,” a behind-the-scenes look at the abortion industry.
The best of the best articles at Dakota Voice last week, including: Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid Omits God in Pledge of Allegiance; Bad News for Planned Parenthood, Good News for Parents; Rapid City’s $163 Million Debt and George Soros in Your Back Yard; Hiding the Truth, Hiding From the Truth; What is Donald Trump Up To?; The Liberal War Against Reality and Truth; Obama: America Not Great Until Embrace of Socialism; and more!
All rhetoric and hyperbole aside, it is a documented fact that Planned Parenthood is an ideologically-driven organization dedicated to advancing a radical pro-abortion agenda. When the organization and its supporters decry evil Republicans’ attempts to deny critical “family planning” services to low-income women, they are not talking about adoption services or birth control – they are talking about in-clinic abortions, the abortion pill, and efforts to spread their anti-family, anti-child agenda to the women of the world. Why are the taxpayers forced to fund this organization?
I imagine the folks over at Planned Parenthood are desperately trying to figure how they can best spin the latest results from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), released last month. According to a 2006–2008 survey commissioned by the CDC to the National Center for Health Statistics, sexual activity among teens has dropped dramatically. According to the study, 68 % of boys and 67 % of girls (age 15 to17) have never had sexual intercourse. This information corroborates another CDC report released just last week showing that teen birth rates have reached their “lowest levels in nearly 70 years.”
The Rapid City Journal editorial staff recently made the claim that an informed consent law passed by the South Dakota Legislature “distract[s] the Legislature from more important business.” Thomas Jefferson said, “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” I can’t escape the question of what could possibly be more important than saving innocent human life.
Abby Johnson is the former Texas Planned Parenthood director who became a little too informed about the organization for which she worked and about the work they do. After watching an ultrasound of an abortion procedure, she called it quits and left behind the taxpayer-funded industry of death. Now she’s working to promote life, and is doing so with this video.
The South Dakota Legislature passed HB 1217 , a bill designed to reduce coercive abortions, during the 2011 session which is now almost over. It has been sitting on Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s desk for a couple of weeks now, with strong hints that this pro-life governor may sign it into law. In addition to abortion coercion from boyfriends, husbands, parents, employers and others, many young girls imprisoned in the sex trafficking trade are sent to abortionists by their pimps…and Planned Parenthood has repeatedly demonstrated that it is very comfortable with underage sex and prostitution.
South Dakota Family Policy Council President Chris Hupke applauded Governor Dennis Daugaard for signing the Informed Consent bill HB 1217, protecting women and unborn children stating, “Coercion is not Choice. When you read Planned Parenthood’s words from the depositions in the 2005 case they are appalling.”
The facedown in Congress on the federal budget must be about principles as well as absolute spending. No drunk will sober up if he only thinks about how much he drinks and not about why. There is nothing more repugnant and flagrantly misplaced in the federal budget than the $360 million taxpayers annually send to Planned Parenthood. If we can’t eliminate this, it means either that the nation is hopelessly lost or that Republicans are weak.
HB 1217, a pro-life bill in the South Dakota Legislature designed to help women be informed and protect them from undue coersion to have an abortion, has passed both chambers of the legislature and is now on Governor Dennis Daugaard’s desk. Despite threats from Planned Parenthood to sue the state if the bill becomes law, Daugaard says that although he has not made up his mind, he is still inclined to sign the legislation. Now a group of citizens is working to raise money to help defend the law against Planned Parenthood’s attack.
With the recent and continuing exposure of Planned Parenthood’s illegal and irresponsible behavior certainly in the minds of many, the U.S. House of Representatives voted today to defund the nation’s #1 abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. Seven Republicans voted against the cut and 10 Democrats voted for it. Author of the legislation Rep. Mike Pence called the vote “a victory for taxpayers and a victory for life.”
The best of the best at Dakota Voice last week, including: Radical Homosexual Intimidation Cows Chick-fil-A; Chick-Fil-A Controversy is Anti-Christian Bigotry; Exposing the Ideology of Islam; South Dakota Legislature: Commitment to Freedom Too Much to Ask?; Rush Limbaugh Brings out Inner Wimp of the Left; Striking Down ObamaCare: A Closer Look; Sex Trafficking: There’s More to the Super Bowl Than Sports; and more!
Caught on video: A Planned Parenthood manager in New Jersey coaches a man and a woman posing as sex traffickers how to to secure secret abortions, STD testing, and contraception for their female underage sex slaves, and make their whole operation “look as legit as possible” in an undercover video released this morning.
“Terminating unwanted pregnancies,” aka ending the life of a defenseless child, is a booming business that brings in millions. Who wants the hassle and interruption of a baby when there are so many other things going on in life? Big problem, easy solution. Enter groups like Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International, raking in millions on the backs of women…and the bodies of dead children.