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State files complaint against Abortion doc once accused of threatening wife with pistol after failing to report several criminal convictions

Posted in Abortion clinic, Abortion clinic worker arrested, Abortionist arrested, Abortionist Domestic Violence, Abortionist Gun, Abortionist Investigated, Abortionists and Guns, Guns at abortion clinics, National Abortion Federation, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2016 by saynsumthn

A Michigan abortion doctor may be facing possible sanctions after failing to notify the state about several arrests and criminal convictions in violation of state law. Thomas James Gordon performs abortions at Heritage Clinic for Women, a Grand Rapids National Abortion Federation clinic which has failed to publicly distance themselves from Gordon despite Live Action News documenting his criminal history in January. Now, the state’s medical licensing board has filed a formal complaint against Gordon for failing to notify them of the convictions.

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According to a search of Michigan Corporations conducted by Live Action News, Gordon is the Registered Agent for the Heritage Clinic for Women abortion clinic. His offenses included domestic violence as well as “Weapons – Firearms – Possession Under the Influence” among other offenses. In addition, Gordon has history of domestic violence directed at his wife which should cause concern for female patients under his care.

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WZZM13, a local Grand Rapids news outlet, has reported that Gordon’s failure to report the arrests and convictions could affect his ability to practice:

“Documents we obtained show state experts are concerned the doctor’s past criminal cases could affect his ability to practice in a “safe and competent manner”.

Pro-life researcher, Lynn Mills spoke with Live Action News about the case and said that local activists who regularly pray and counsel outside Gordon’s abortion facility began noticing his absences in January and became suspicious. She provided a copy of the complaint filed by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs against Gordon in early March for failing to notify the state within 30 days of a criminal conviction. Michigan state law requires that, “A licensee or registrant shall notify the department of any criminal conviction within 30 days after the date of the conviction. Failure of a licensee or registrant to notify the department under this subsection shall result in administrative action under sections 16221 and 16226.”

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According to the complaint , Gordon failed to report the following criminal convictions to the state as required under the law:

April of 1992– Convicted of “Aggravated Assault” (suspended sentence – 90 days in jail a fine and 18 months probation.)

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April of 2012– Convicted of “Weapons-Firearms-Possession Under The Influence” and “Domestic Violence” (4 days in jail and 18 months probation.)

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May of 2015– Convicted of “Disorderly Person Jostling” (suspended sentence of 90 days in jail contingent of successful one year probation and fines.)

December of 2015 – Convicted of “Operating While Intoxicated” (probation of six months and ordered to pay costs and fines.)

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Even more disturbing, WZZM13 dug into the Gordon’s violent history further and discovered that he had allegedly threatened his wife with a pistol. They reported that “In 2010, Gordon’s wife Shelly filed a Personal Protection Order against him. She wrote quote:”Thomas has beat (me) several times in the past 3 years, he has even put his 45 mm pistol to my head when I was sleeping.”

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A copy of the order provided to Live Action News from local activists shows that while on a trip to Jamaica, Gordon’s wife alleges that a “layover and wrong transport made him snap.” She describes his anger against her and the hotel front desk clerk. After being escorted to her room, she described how Gordon came back to the room where she was already sleep when, according to the abortion doctor’s wife, he “started hitting me in face, body said he doesn’t like me – hit me and damage my nose…”

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Gordon’s wife Shelly writes that she defended herself and told Gordon he had a problem and she accused him of “probably beat his first wife” adding that she had filed for divorce.

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A copy of a Kent County Sheriff Department Affidavit of Probable Cause dated November 6, 2011 provided to Live Action News paints a picture of how unstable and violent this Michigan abortionist is, reading :

    Suspect Thomas Gordon, did commit a felonious assault upon his wife, Shelly Gordon. The Gordons were involved in a verbal argument, in the finished basement of their residence. Thomas had a Kimber Combat Carry, semi auto pistol, chambered in .45 ACP, resting on the counter of a kitchenette area. The victim, Shelly Gordon, stated that she was going to go upstairs. Thomas stated “I’ll shoot you and anyone that fucks with me.” He then ran over to the counter top, picked up the pistol, racked the slide and pointed it at Shelly. Shelly then grabbed hold of the pistol and Thomas’ hand. She stated “you are not going to shoot me,” as she tried to pry the pistol from his grasp. They continued the physical struggle and Thomas fell against the wall and then on to the floor. Shelly was able to grab the gun and run upstairs. She secreted the gun under a pillow, on the upstairs couch. Shelly then ran outside and hid, where she called 911. Thomas did submit to a breathalyzer, upon arrival at the jail. This yielded the BAC results of .21. It should be noted that the magazine for the pistol, although loaded with six rounds, was not in the grip of the pistol. Shelly stated that she believed the firearm was loaded.

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The affidavit also states that the abortionist told police officers called to the scene of the incident that he is a doctor who makes $1,000,000 per year and “drinks alcohol every day.”

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Despite his violent history, the Heritage Clinic for Women website describes Gordon as possessing, “a strong sense of dedication, professionalism and integrity.” Live Action News called Heritage Clinic for Women and has verified that Gordon is still performing abortions at the center. A June 2, 2016 search of “abortion providers” listed at the NAF website reveals that the National Abortion Federation continues to refer to Heritage despite Gordon’s criminal record.

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In an effort to persuade authorities to take immediate action against Gordon’s ability to practice medicine, local pro-lifers have set up an online petition asking The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) to act quickly to summarily suspend Gordon’s license. They are also asking concerned pro-lifers to please call Shelly Edgerton who is the Director of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for the state as well as Michigan Attorney General, Bill Schuette to voice their concern about the abortionist as well. The petition along with additional contact information can be found here. According to WZZM13, Gordon has until June 6 to respond to the complaint filed against him by the state.

Man escorting woman from Planned Parenthood throws sign of preborn child

Posted in AHA, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , on June 2, 2016 by saynsumthn

A man who told anti-abortion demonstrators outside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic that he has “already killed 7” of his kids, turned his anger at the protesters, eventually ripping the sign with the image of a preborn child out of their hands and throwing it across the parking lot.

In the video uploaded to YouTube in April, you hear an abortion Abolitionist ask if the people walking into the clinic know that “this place kills children.” As the man walks to his car with a female, the abortion Abolitionist tells him the “blood of the children are on your hands sir” as he calls out for the man to “repent” and “turn to Jesus Christ.”

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The post-abortive man then gets out of his car, removes his jacket and quickly approaches the Abolitionist. As the demonstrator warns him that he is “being filmed” he proceeds to grab the Abolitionist’s sign.

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The protestors calmly talk to the man who says they made “someone cry.” As the female the man escorted out of the Planned Parenthood approaches, he turns and takes her back to the car. Then the angry abortion supporter returns quickly to the demonstrator telling him to “Shut your F-ing mouth.” He proceeds to rip the sign from the Abolitionist’s hands and throws the poster, which contained the image of a preborn child, across the parking lot.

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The angry abortion supporter then walks back to his vehicle and leaves. You can watch the video below.

Just one more example of the way abortion provokes violence among those who support it.

Disorderly conduct charged against man who attacked pro-life group

Posted in Created Equal, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , on May 16, 2016 by saynsumthn

In a newly released clip from the pro-life group Created Equal Films, on May 10, 2016, a Columbus, OH resident roughed up one of our outreach team members even before he had an opportunity to dialogue with his intended audience. Outraged by even the notion of pictures of aborted babies being shown, he went on a tirade.

The video shows the abortion advocate assaulting Ian Spencer, Outreach Director, for Created Equal as he prepared his team to discuss abortion with students at Gahanna Lincoln High School in Columbus, OH. While attacking Ian, he refuses to admit what he is doing is violent.

According to Created Equal:

When Ian requests he stop violating our right to free speech, he responds: “I am not physically assaulting anyone.” Nevertheless, he does not stop arguing that he has a right to threaten our team—all the while telling them “to leave this area … right now.”

Police arrived on the scene shortly after the attack. Later that day, the perpetrator was cited for a fourth degree misdemeanor of disorderly conduct.</blockquot

Another violent act against pro-life sidewalk counselors, are they on the increase?

Posted in pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2016 by saynsumthn

The media continues to portray pro-lifers as crazed and violent people who go around attacking women, but the truth is, there are many acts of violence that occur against activists who oppose abortion. Case in point is an incident which occurred recently in Orlando Florida where two pro-life sidewalk counselors say they felt threatened as they warned the parents of a young girl taking their daughter for an abortion that the clinic had a bad reputation.

Pro-lifers Michele Herzog and Sandra Diaz were outside the EPOC abortion clinic in Orlando, Florida, which is owned by the notorious James Pendergratft when they had an altercation with an abortion advocate. Diaz told Live Action News that when they noticed when a car with New Hampshire license plates pull into the abortion clinic they observed how young the girl in the vehicle was.

    I told Michele she is very young.

Diaz said that Herzog, who regularly counsels outside Florida abortion clinics, was only trying to give the couple some materials warning them about how dangerous that facility was when the woman in the car came towards her in a very aggressive manner.

    The woman came out of the back seat and didn’t go towards the abortion clinic. She went at Michele in an aggressive way.

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Diaz said the woman was screaming at Michele and making describing her daughter’s preborn baby as small claiming that the baby would not feel pain. In a video of the incident provided to Live Action News, you can hear the woman angrily say:

    The fetus is this small.

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Herzog pointed out to the angry woman that abortion clinic kills children up to 24 weeks. That is when the woman noticed that Diaz had her camera phone out and was recording the altercation. Herzog detailed what happened next:

    The woman began screaming at us and ran toward me and stood right in my face, it looked like she was going to punch me so Sandra got her camera out to video tape, and when she saw that, she went ballistic and lunged toward Sandra and ripped the phone out of her hands. She walked off with it and wouldn’t give it back.

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Screen grabs from the recording clearly show the pro-abortion woman lunging at Diaz.

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Diaz said that she asked the woman to please return her phone but the abortion mom charged to the other side of driveway, where her son was standing and yelled at him as well.

    I told her get away from my son. And I realized that she was being demonic so I said ‘I rebuke you Satan.

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Diaz and Herzog flagged down a police officer and as he pulled into the clinic, the woman ran to his car but, according to Diaz did not immediately listen to the officer to back away. The officer eventually retrieved the phone and returned it to Diaz where the video Diaz was able to capture collaborated Diaz’s story. Diaz was given a victim sheet to fill out and has requested that theft charges be filed against the women. She has yet to hear what authorities intend to do.

Meanwhile, Diaz states that the young girl never had the abortion and the family left the clinic after the incident.

Police called to Planned Parenthood after man threatens prolife with gun

In another example that occurred over a year ago, Gloria Boze, who is a regular outside a Planned Parenthood in Colorado, told Live Action News that after she was threatened with a gun. authorities refused to prosecute the offender. According to the pro-life sidewalk counselor, she petitioned a man to take his wife and leave Planned Parenthood when he threatened her with a gun. Boze recalled his words.

    I have a gun in my car, and I’m going to shoot you.

She said their pro-life group immediately called the police who arrived within minutes as the man was about to leave Planned Parenthood.

    He was taken out of his car, placed in handcuffs, and put in the back of a police cruiser.

She said that when police searches his car they found the fully loaded weapon in the back seat.

    There was also an ammo clip hanging from the rear view mirror. We were all so shocked.

    After about 2 hours the man was released and went back in to Planned Parenthood. It was stunning to think that a man could threaten to kill you, be found to have a loaded gun in his car, and then return to his life, no harm, no foul. The police never
    spoke to us again to let us know that the man had been let go.

According to Boze, when the police report came out there was no mention of the gun whatsoever!

    Because we had the video, and told them so, they amended their report and then included the gun. Several months later I got a call from the district attorney handling the case informing me that she would not bring it to trial. The reason being that there was no way that a jury would find the defendant guilty due to the emotionally charged reasons this man was at Planned Parenthood. He and his wife were at the abortion clinic because she was dying of terminal cancer and had to terminate the pregnancy. Absurd.

And, where guns are concerned this isn’t the first time pro-lifers have been threatened. In 2010, Operation Rescue documented that an abortion advocate threatened to gun down a pro-life activists at a late-term abortion clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Also in 2010, Charleston Police arrested abortionist Gary Boyle after he pointed a gun at three abortion protesters near the back entrance of the Charleston’s Women’s Medical Center abortion center in South Carolina.

In 2015, an Indiana man was arrested after he threatened anti-abortion activists with a gun at an Illinois Planned Parenthood. Then, in July of that same year, Bristol, Tennessee, police arrested Derrick Doss just outside the Bristol Women’s Clinic abortion clinic after he brandished a gun at pro-life demonstrators as he walked into clinic with his girlfriend. And in North Carolina police refused to arrest another man who pulled out a weapon to threaten Abortion Abolitionists outside the A Woman’s Choice abortion clinic in Raleigh.

Bud Shaver, Executive Director of Protest ABQ, who is a regular presence outside a late term abortion clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, owned by abortionist Curtis Boyd, along with his wife Tara and others, has been a frequent target of violence. He said the real violence comes from abortion advocates.

    We are using every peaceful and legal avenue available to expose the violent atrocities perpetuated against babies in the womb. Abortion is the ultimate act of violence and from our experience here in New Mexico, those who advocate for the extreme position of killing a baby for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy are the violent ones.

Pro-life leader threatened at her home – message delivered with a brick

Posted in Jill Stanek, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , on February 2, 2016 by saynsumthn

This weekend, the home of a female pro-life leader was vandalized by what appears to be the supporter of abortion.

Jill Stanek, Susan B. Anthony List’s national campaign chair, returned home to find a brick thrown through her window.

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The note included with the brick read “Quit the Pro-life Bill Shit.”

The message was unclear as to what specifically set off the alleged abortion advocates, but regardless Stanek said she is not deterred.

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For about six months, Jill has been traveling the country, working to build support for Susan B. Anthony List’s aggressive campaign strategy to elect a pro-life president this year and advance legislation like the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would stop after five months.

Jill reported the incident to SBA by noting where the rock fell, “The brick landed on my devotional table (inside plastic bag). Love that for some reason,” she said in her e-mail.

The police are reporting the incident as “bias related” and will be watching the house more. And we do have a motion detecting alarm system for intruders. I’m not worried. Just thought you’d want to know.

“Will be back at my desk tomorrow! More on fire than ever!” she added.

Pro-lifers respond to angry abortion defenders trying to disrupt rallies on 43rd anniversary of Roe V Wade

Posted in Femen, March for Life, New Wave Feminists, Pro-choice mocking, pro-choice violence, Stop Patriarchy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2016 by saynsumthn

Pro-lifers on both coasts were greeted with angry abortion rights protesters at several events across the country. Each time pro-lifers not only outnumbered their abortion opposition but they displayed the difference between life and death by responding with love.

In D.C., the self-proclaimed radical communist pro-abortion group Stop Patriarchy had threatened to disrupt the March for Life and sure enough…they tried…unsuccessfully. With their faux die-ins and bloody garb they ran the streets of D. C. chanting the overused rant “Pro-life your name’s a lie you don’t care if women die” while pro-lifers responded, “We are the pro-life generation!

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The group considered an outcast by most main stream abortion rights groups, mocked pro-lifers claiming that preborn children were not human beings. They uploaded a ridiculous song where they claimed, “There is nooo God, no Heaven and no hell…” and sang, “a baby’s not a baby till it comes out.

Really?

While the March for Life was happening, I was sent a Facebook message of a photo showing Stop Patriarchy’s founder next to a feminist pro-life friend of mine and I was a little surprised. The picture (below) showed my friend Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, founder of New Wave Feminists (left) standing alongside Sunsara Taylor founder of Stop Patriarchy (right) at the March for Life.

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I immediately contacted Destiny and I spoke to her about the two group’s colliding at the pro-life march.

She told Saynsumthn that New Wave Feminists along with Students for Life arrived in front of the Supreme Court about 20 minutes before the rest of the marchers. That is when they confronted Stop Patriarchy already stationed at the Supreme Court as they were last year to try and stop the march. But, according to Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa marchers always stop there anyway. Destiny then details what occurred next:

We were just smiling and laughing and we had a lot of joy and it seemed to make them angry,” she said.

    “At the end of the day we know they are hurting. It breaks my heart. Women do not make the decision to have an abortion because it empowers them but out of fear, panic, and coercion.”

The pro-life feminist leader said that she felt a lot of common ground with Stop Patriarchy, “We are also against Porn and the sexual exploitation of women and we actually agree with Stop Patriarchy on this. When we agreed with them and repeated some of their chants with them, I think it caught them off guard.”

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image credit: New Wave Feminists

Destiny said that the confrontation between the groups of students and women was not what the media typically sees:

    “Rather than there being Priests and men, there women and students at the front of the line when Stop Patriarchy tried to confront the marchers. The media wants to make this narrative that its all about men dominating women and we messed that up. At the Supreme Court we were able to hijack that narrative – this transcends women’s rights and its about human rights. Finally women from both sides are having a dialogue.”

As Destiny and I spoke about the confrontation you could sense the compassion New Wave Feminists had for the abortion supporters, “We saw pain. We saw regret. We saw real sadness like most of us have never felt… and it manifested as anger,” Destiny said.

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After the confrontation, largest pro-life student group Students for Life posed some interesting questions to the small pro-abortion group on their blog asking them the following:

  • Why are you wearing white when you are bleeding? That’s like rule #1, dark pants on those dark days.
  • How come the men are also bleeding? Is this the same form of biology that tells you that fetuses aren’t babies?
  • How come you were screaming at us for hating young women…when we are young women? #awk
  • We must misunderstand the word “tolerance”, because shoving people and screaming derogatory slurs doesn’t seem very tolerant to us.

While New Wave Feminists and Students for Life verbally addressed Stop Patriarchy’s rants, other pro-life groups were kneeling in prayer.

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Jacob Hoback, a student from Oho ran into the radical abortion supporters outside the Supreme Court and documented their reaction tweeting, “The difference between those who support genocide and those who support love #LoveVSHate

Meanwhile in Texas, Daryl Rodriguez President at Love of Truth Ministries told Live Action News that the Revolutionaries made an appearance at the Texas rally for life in Austin. He reported that Stop Patriarchy showed up with a very small number of protesters in comparison to the numbers of pro-lifers who attended.

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Small group of abortion supporters, Stop Patriarchy in Austin image credit: Daryl Rodriguez

In California, a handful of abortion radicals showed up at two pro-life Walks where pro-lifers made up of many young people and minorities outnumbered their opposition several times over.

At the Walk for Life in San Francisco, where Students for Life also had a huge presence pro-lifers were interrupted by a few bare breasted abortion supporters. This photo (below) was uploaded to Twitter by Students for Life and shows them getting arrested.

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They call themselves FEMEN and were protesting a speech by Center for Medical Progress founder David DaLeiden
who caught Planned Parenthood on undercover video haggling over the bodies of the babies they aborted.

FEMEN described themselves as an, “international women’s movement of brave topless female activists painted with the slogans and crowned with flowers. FEMEN is the special force of feminism, its spearhead militant unit, a modern incarnation of fearless and free Amazons. FEMEN’s tactics of protest is Sextremism.”

The topless women screamed, “Fry fake liar!” over and over again until police took them away!

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Students for Life also captured this abortion advocate who thought abortion was “awesome.”

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Abortion radicals from Stop Patriarchy also made their debut at the SF Walk for Life and Students for Life tweeted this image depicting their hate-filled attitude:

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In Oakland, Walter Hoye founder of Issues 4 Life reports that their group of African American pro-lifers at the Walk for Life West Coast were targeted by abortion revolutionaries for the second year in a row. But, he reports that while the group chanted “Black Lives Matter” ignoring the disproportionate way abortion targets the Black community, “this time the opposition didn’t have a single Black person with them, so their Black Lives Matter chants rang hallow.”

Last year, Stop Patriarchy disrupted the Black pro-life event when they pushed their way in front of the speakers. But this year, things were much different:

“This time Oakland Police Department (OPD) surrounded our stage protecting our speakers, marched with us and kept the [abortion] protesters away from us as we marched through the middle of downtown Oakland, so I want to publicly thank them.”

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Image Credit : Issues 4 Life

The Rec. Clenard Childress described the development of the preborn child while abortion supporters chanted. “You dare come out here holding a sign supporting that mutilation, and you call it a civil right, you don’t know what a civil right is.” he said to the abortion revolutionaries.

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Adding, “We are pro-women…Abortionists have killed more women, have mutilated more women then anything on this earth. How dare you say you stand for women…Let me say this, we love you, but you’re not right!

Rev. Hoye reports that despite the protesters best efforts, pro-lifers got their message of “life” to the community of color across.

Pro-life leader who once survived arson attack challenges “obstructionist Republican establishment” in Ohio Senate

Posted in Janet Porter, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2015 by saynsumthn

A long-time pro-life leader has decided to run for the Senate in the state of Ohio to challenge what she calls “the establishment” which has refused to pass the pro-life Heartbeat bill. Janet Folger Porter has been fighting abortion for over thirty years. Her leadership helped pass the first ban on the infamous partial birth abortion method. In that procedure, the abortionist delivers the preborn child up to the shoulders, he then pierces the child’s skull with a pair of medical scissors and suctions out the brain tissue, enabling the collapse of the baby’s head which kills the child. The procedure was defended by Hillary Clinton during her term as a US Senator.

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It was this now illegal abortion procedure that appeared to be described by a high ranking staffer at Planned Parenthood caught on under cover video by the Center for Medical Progress who exposed their grisly baby harvesting operation. As a result, pro-lifers have called for an investigation into the potential that Planned Parenthood is violating the law.

I have known Janet Porter for many years. I have followed her bold stand as well as her witty and brilliant personality. What you see in Janet publicly, rest assured is the same privately. She is one of the most honest, godly, and hard working woman I have ever met. Janet is 100% committed to the cause of defending the preborn child in the womb. But, her stand has not been an easy one. Over the years, Janet has made a number of enemies. She is feared by groups like Right-Wing Watch who describes her an “anti-choice” threat and has published numerous alerts on her views. Janet told Saynsumthn that she is the most “watched” female by the pro-abortion group, second only to Michele Bauchman. In response to the criticism, Janet said that she not deterred by those who oppose her, telling Saynsumthn that, “When you spend your life standing for God’s word and His principles people don’t always say nice things about you.”

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Tragically, words are not the only “ammunition” that have been used by Janet’s enemies over the years. The pro-life leader has also received numerous threats, including having her vehicle sabotaged when someone cut her gas line. It happened in 1994 when abortion was front and center in the news much like it is today. Janet recalled seeing smoke coming out of her car prior to a political rally for a pro-life Democrat candidate she had planned to attend. After getting out of the car she saw a line of fire from the driveway into her garage, but thankfully the fire was confined to her car engine and she was not hurt. The fire was ruled as arson and although no one was ever charged, Janet had her suspicions that she was targeted because of her pro-life activism.

“The arson investigator said the attack was deliberate. The banner headline of the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Friday, May 13, 1994, read: Right to Life Leader’s car Sabotaged, Odds are it is connected to abortion issue, police say.” The sticker on the bumper read: “Abortion? Pick on someone your own size.”

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Janet wrote about the incident in her book, True to Life where she published this image of her burnt out car.

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Janet’s thirty years of pro-life activism began in high school where she was first convicted about abortion after she was shown a picture of an aborted baby for the first time. Today, Janet has spent the last few years working to pass the Heartbeat Bill in Ohio. This legislation works on the premise that if death is decided when a heartbeat ends, then life should be protected when the heartbeat begins. She told Saynsumthn that her involvement in a failed pro-life initiative in South Dakota helped birth the concept behind the Heartbeat Bill.

“The Supreme Court has said states can intervene and protect life in the womb if there is a likelihood of survival to live birth. But right now they are picking viability as their marker. Well, we have a better one. It’s called the heartbeat,” she said adding that, “Heartbeat is an indicator of life that is universally recognized across the wold, why should we ignore it when it comes to the very young?” she asked.

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Janet said she is committed to protecting every preborn child in the womb, but for now, “If we can’t rescue all the children out of the burning building all at once, you carry out as many as you can – then go back for the rest,” she explained.

It was her passion to pass the Heartbeat Bill in the Ohio legislature that promoted her decision to run for state Senate. Janet said that she is hoping to unseat incumbent state Republican Senator Larry Obhof and that she is running against what she calls “the Republican establishment.” According to Janet the so-called “establishment” has “blocked the most pro-life bill to ever pass the Ohio House of Representatives, the Heartbeat Bill” which Janet calls, “our best chance to save the most lives.”

“They will tell you how pro-life they are. In fact, my opponent will claim to have a 100%n voting record. Well that is easy to do when you never vote on the most pro-life bill, the Heartbeat Bill which has the most chance to save lives,” she stated.

Janet has accused her opponent, Larry Obhof, with refusing to initiate and sign a discharge petition to bring the pro-life Heartbeat Bill to the floor for a vote. “He claimed to a local news outlet that I never asked him to sign it,” Porter said.

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Porter holds certified receipt of letter she delivered to her opponent

So I delivered the proof: the receipt of the certified letter which I sent to him on October 21st along with the return postcard which showed that he, in fact, received it.”

Janet’s determination has brought her before Ohio lawmakers many times with several victories along the way. Janet has had plenty of experience with lawmakers. After she co-founded Students for Life in 1985 at Cleveland State University as an undergrad student she became Legislative Director of Ohio Right to Life for nearly a decade. It was in this role that Janet helped pass pro-life laws including the Woman’s Right to Know law (with a 24 hour waiting period), Parental Consent, Fetal Homicide, protection against dehydration and starvation, as well as the nation’s first ban on Partial Birth Abortion.

Janet explained that after asking others to run against what she calls the “obstructionist Republican establishment” she stepped up when no one responded. “If nobody else would do it, I put my own faith to action and I pulled petitions to run for the state Senate.” But, the feisty pro-life female leader said she has also launched her political campaign for the cause of liberty, “The more I think about it, we could have a lot of fun in the Ohio Senate. Instead of being on the outside begging them for their vote, we could actually take our government back! Because, you know what? It doesn’t belong to the establishment incumbents – it belongs to we the people.”

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Janet said that her campaign needs a lot of prayer, support, feet on the ground and, of course plenty of contributions. Early voting in the state begins in a few months and the election will take place March 15, 2016. But, despite the uphill battle, Janet remained optimistic about her chances of winning:

“Here’s my chances with God all things are possible.”