Seems ironic that the nation’s abortion icon, Planned Parenthood, should be selling, of all things, baby onesies with the above slogan. Since only 8 out of 100 unborn babies make it out of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities alive, we doubt the sales will skyrocket any time soon. If anything, this latest money grab attempt appears to be more like a major marketing faux pas.
Wisconsin Family Action president Julaine Appling has this to say about the pro-abortion facility, “For years families have been planning vacations at the Dells. The last thing this jewel in Wisconsin’s tourism crown needs is a facility that promotes promiscuity among unmarried young people and consistently refers young women for abortions all under the misguided notion of “family planning.” In addition, much of what this facility will offer will be paid for with taxpayer money”
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Courtesy: Texas Alliance for Life
Wisconsin Family Action supports the 3 bills the State Assembly Moved Forward
MADISON — “We moved the pro-life, pro-liberty ball forward yesterday in Wisconsin,” says Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action.
The State Assembly yesterday passed three bills that Wisconsin Family Action supported. Among the bills was Senate Bill 206, known as Sonya’s Law. This bill requires that a woman seeking an abortion in Wisconsin have an ultrasound prior to the abortion.
Appling explains, “Sonya’s Law is about making sure women in a crisis situation are fully informed about the baby they are carrying before they take the final step in what is nearly always an irreversible decision.”
An unofficial survey of various places around Wisconsin that offer free ultrasounds to pregnant women shows that an abdominal ultrasound is readily available.
Senate Bill was authored by Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) and Representative Pat Strachota (R-West Bend) and passed on party line votes in both the Senate and the Assembly. The bill is awaiting gubernatorial action.
The Assembly also took up Assembly Bill 216 or the “Conscience bill,” authored by Representative André Jacque (R-De Pere) and Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend). This bill restores religious freedom protection for certain religious institutions that want to provide insurance coverage that does not include abortion and/or contraception. Current law requires any insurance company to provide an insurance plan that includes abortion and contraception, with no religious exemption. This bill also prohibits taxpayer funds from paying for abortions for state/public employees.
Assembly Bill 217, authored by Senator Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) and Representative Steve Kestell (R-Elkhart Lake) prohibits sex-selective abortions in Wisconsin, meaning a woman cannot have an abortion simply because she is not happy with the sex of the baby.
Both Assembly Bill 216 and Assembly Bill 217 passed on party-line votes in the Assembly. The Senate has had public hearings on both bills, but neither bill has been scheduled for a vote.
“Anytime we protect human life and respect religious freedom in our state legislature, it’s a good day for Wisconsin,” noted Appling.
Wisconsin Family Action testified in support of two pro-life bills on Wednesday, May 29. The Assembly Committee on Health held a public hearing on AB 216 and AB 217. Our friends at Wisconsin Right To Life were the lead pro-life group working on these bills.
AB 216, authored by Rep. André Jacque (R-De Pere) and Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend), protects taxpayers from paying for abortions for public employees and also establishes some protections for religious organizations in being able to offer health insurance that does not include abortion or contraception, if they elect not to do so based on their religious beliefs.
AB 217, authored by Rep. Steve Kestell (R-Elkhart Lake) and Sen. Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) bans and criminalizes sex-selective abortion in Wisconsin. It was more than a little interesting to watch the liberal representatives and pro-abortion groups defend their position against this bill.
Several media outlets reported on the hearing:
“I’m pleased. I expected nothing less.” – Anna Higgins, Family Research Council
Today, Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell was found GUILTY on 3 first-degree murder charges, which would qualify him for the death penalty in Pennsylvania. After 10 days of deliberations, the jury has deemed Gosnell GUILTY of murdering Baby A, Baby C and Baby D. He has also been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the overdose death of a patient. (The abortionist faced 258 counts total and other charges against him, including one count of infanticide and one of racketeering, 24 counts of performing third-trimester abortions and 227 counts of failing to follow the 24-hour waiting period law before an abortion.) According to unconfirmed reports, Gosnell has also been found guilty of hundreds these other counts. We will provide further information as it becomes available.
From the desk of Julaine Appling, Wisconsin Family Action president:
“This is the real war on women. “Ella” has serious health risks for young girls. This decision by the FDA denigrates women by sending the wrong message, especially to young girls, about their true value and the gift of sexuality. Furthermore, it undermines parental authority and knowlege. “
- Julaine Appling, WFA president
Yesterday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Ella, a drug that can cause abortions but is misleadingly labeled as a more effective “Emergency Contraceptive,” as an over-the-counter product that may be obtained by children as young as 15.
From our affiliates at Family Research Council:
“The FDA opted against including the critical fact that Ella can cause an abortion on a baby already implanted in its mother’s womb in the drug labeling information. This decision flies in the face of the Obama Administration’s promise to transparency and a commitment to science. The difference between preventing and destroying life is enormous, and women have the right to know how this drug will act on their bodies and on their babies.
“Since Ella is chemically similar to RU-486 (which has been the cause of at least six deaths reported to the FDA in less than six years) it is likely that the serious health concerns for women will be similar. The FDA has very little knowledge about how this drug will impact women’s health and for that reason alone should do more research before approval.”
Along with numerous other pro-religious freedom organizations, Wisconsin Family Action has signed the letter to the U.S. House of Representatives urging the passage of the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (HCCRA) introduced by U.S. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN). Read this breaking press release from our friends at Family Research Council:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2013
CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866) 372-6397
FRC Urges Congress to Pass Health Care Conscience Rights Act
March 05, 2013
NASHVILLE, TN – Family Research Council (FRC) hosted a news conference at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee today to discuss the need for conscience protections for religious business owners and individuals from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate on abortion-causing drugs, sterilizations and contraceptives. FRC President Tony Perkins and FRC Executive Vice President Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin were joined by Janet Parshall, radio host for Moody Radio, Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr. of Hope Christian Church and Dr. Richard Land, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), to discuss the HHS mandate that employers cover abortion-causing drugs, sterilizations and contraceptives in their health insurance plans, even if those employers have religious convictions against such coverage.
During the press conference, Perkins expressed support for the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (HCCRA), introduced yesterday by U.S. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) to protect the religious liberties of anyone who purchases health insurance, including non-profits, businesses and individuals, as well as providing greater protections for health care workers who refuse to participate in abortion. Rep. Black joined the press conference at NRB by video.
In a letter earlier this week FRC and other organizations urged U.S. House of Representatives leaders to include conscience protection language in the Continuing Resolution (CR) currently before Congress.
Of the conscience bill and the CR, Perkins said:
“We are disappointed that the Health Care Conscience Rights Act wasn’t placed in the Continuing Resolution, but we continue to urge Members to push for its inclusion. This bill’s language must be included in must-pass legislation to ensure that the First Amendment-guaranteed religious liberties of all Americans are protected. Failure to include it will result in thousands of religious organizations being forced to comply or face severe fines for maintaining their religious convictions.”
To hear audio of today’s press conference, click here.
To read the letter to U.S. House of Representatives leaders, click here.