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The media’s glaring failure to report pro-abortion violence

Posted in Abortion death, Abortion Death List, Created Equal, Life Dynamics, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2019 by saynsumthn

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Violence against pro-life groups and individuals has been underreported by mainstream media outlets even though it occurs on a fairly regular basis and has for decades. While pro-life activists and organizations have received their share of threats (phone calls, mail, personal threats, online, etc.), more serious attacks of vandalism and even violent assault take place against pro-lifers with little mention in the press.

The false painting of pro-life groups as hateful and violent even led to a deranged gunman seeking to shoot staff at the pro-life Family Research Council. In 2009, Harlan Drake shot and murdered pro-life activist James Pouillon, while Pouillon displayed images of babies outside a Michigan school. Recently a man was indicted on federal charges after threatening to kill or rape members of Operation Rescue. Other threats to pro-lifers involving guns — including one by an abortionist — have thus far ended peacefully.

 

Live Action News previously documented an act of arson committed against Janet Folger Porter, who wrote about the incident in her book, True to Life, where she published this image of her car which was burned:

 

The abortion lobby, with the help of complicit pro-abortion media has portrayed pro-lifers as “violent” with regularity. The effort is led by the National Abortion Federation (NAF), which collects alleged “violence and disruption” claims from abortion providers and publishes them annually. While there are serious incidents listed, the report lacks evidence that every alleged act is being committed by pro-life advocates and not a disgruntled employee, angry family member, or random criminal. In addition, NAF pads the numbers by including incidents of non-violent civil disobedience and protest.

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READ: Shocking video shows frequent violence against Canadian pro-lifers

Unfortunately, while pro-life groups focus on rescuing babies and helping their mothers, to my knowledge, there is not currently a national system to report pro-abortion violence. However violence has been documented by Live Action News and other groups.

Brian Clowes at Human Life International collected data on pro-choice violence for many years. According to a report from Life News, Clowes published 1,200 pages of descriptions and documentation. The research, no longer published online, tracked violence committed by abortion providers (some in prison for murder), by pro-choice men who assaulted or murdered girlfriends for refusing to submit to abortion, and by pro-choice supporters who attacked pro-life sidewalk counselors.

“If people truly understood how backwards the media narrative is regarding the supposed intolerance and violence of pro-lifers, compared to that of ‘pro-choicers,’ we would be having a very different conversation about abortion in our nation today,” Clowes once told the Susan B. Anthony List.

Image: Threatening letter sent to pro-life group Operation Rescue

Threatening letter sent to pro-life group Operation Rescue

The pro-life group Life Dynamics recently issued a report that shows abortion providers have been sexually assaulting and raping their clients for years. “In my 1996 book, Lime 5, I referenced more than 30 documented criminal cases in which abortion clinic doctors had been charged with raping or sexually assaulting their patients. In just these few cases, several hundred women were known to have been victimized,” president Mark Crutcher noted. There are also many other reported cases.

Life Dynamics also tracked incidents of forced abortion, and when the pro-life group created a tool called a “force form” to help protect women and thwart coercion, they claimed abortion advocates condemned it. Life Dynamics wrote:

Of course, the abortion industry has known for years that forced abortions are a problem – there have even been discussions about it at National Abortion Federation conferences. The discussions at these meetings reveal that the same people who advocate for “choice” to the media, politicians, and the country – [have] a stance of “convenient indifference” when it comes to women being forced to get abortions. They acknowledge its existence and talk about it in disapproving tones, while making it clear that they feel no obligation to let it influence the way they deal with these women.

In the interest of full disclosure, I conducted research for Life Dynamics’ “Under the Radar” report documenting how women who refuse to submit to abortion are attacked or assaulted. As the report details, the media is quite silent about this form of abortion-related violence:

[W]hen we were able to obtain copies of police reports, indictments, court records or other similar documentation for these cases, they would almost universally show that when a perpetrator is confronted by an unwanted pregnancy, his first response is not violence but a demand that his partner have an abortion. When violence ensues, it is inevitably a reaction to her refusal to comply.

However, the media’s coverage of these incidents often contains no mention of abortion. Instead, they either portray women who are attacked for refusing to have abortions as women who are attacked for getting pregnant, or they characterize the incident as one of simple “domestic violence” in which the victim’s pregnancy is basically inconsequential.

While the media touts pro-abortion violence statistics, consistently left out is the fact that women are injured and even killed by the abortion industry — Laura Hope Smith, and like Planned Parenthood patients Cree-Erwin and Tonya Reaves. I attended the funeral of Carolina Gutierrez and previously detailed how her agonizing death following her legal abortion took weeks. The infection was so horrific, she developed gangrene, enduring amputations prior to her death.

Carolina Gutierrez woman killed from legal abortion (Image credit Carole Novielli with permission of the family at the time)

As we move closer to fully abolishing abortion in the United States, violence against pro-lifers is expected to intensify. But, despite the dangers, every pro-life activist and organization understands that the act of abortion itself is the most heinous form of violence on innocent preborn babies.

    • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Powerful interview w/ Janet Porter about pro-life Heartbeat Bill in Ohio

Posted in Heartbeat Bill, Janet Porter with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2018 by saynsumthn

Janet Folger Porter was on Life Talk TV discussing the effort to pass the pro-life Heartbeat Bill in Ohio.

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Troy Newman endorses Pro-life Janet Folger Porter for Ohio Senate

Posted in Janet Porter with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2016 by saynsumthn

A long time pro-life leader has endorsed another long time pro-life leader for Senate in the state of Ohio. Operation Rescue president Troy Newman has just released a statement of endorsement for long time pro-life leader Janet Folger Porter for the Ohio state Senate. As Saynsumthn has previously reported, Porter is challenging what she called an establishment opponent who has refused to pass the pro-life Heartbeat bill.

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Porter is the former legislative director of Ohio Right to Life which she now criticizes for supporting her opponent. Porter also authored and helped to pass the first ban on the infamous partial-birth abortion procedure. She has also worked to pass the pro-life Heartbeat Bill in Ohio – legislation she criticizes her opponent, Larry Obhof, for not supporting. Porter also claims that Obhof funded ObamaCare.

Describing Porter as a “stalwart hero for the unborn children,” Newman who is also a founding board member of the Center for Medical Progress the pro-life organization whose undercover videos exposed Planned Parenthood’s baby parts harvesting operation, testifies to Porter’s courage, honesty, and loyalty noting that she, “would be loyal to the core because Janet is not a politician.”

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    “See, if you can trust a politician with the life of an unborn baby, you can trust them with your tax dollars, you can trust them with issues of immigration, of education, of national defense, and anything else because life is first and foremost.”

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Porter has vowed to repeal Commoncore, defund ObamaCare and end abortion. She has been endorsed by other notables such as 2016 former Presidential candidate Governor Mike Huckabee, Focus on the Family founder Dr. James Dobson, Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum, Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel and others, urging supporters to cast their vote for Folger on election day.

Janet Folger Porter founded the organization Faith2Action and is on the ballot for Senate District 22, representing Ashland, part of Holmes County, Medina and Richland counties. The election will be held in the state of Ohio next week!

Also on the ballot will be the Governor of the State of Ohio who is running for president. Porter voted for Kasich for Governor because of his pro-life commitment but now says that Kasich has betrayed the pro-life movement by his refusal to support the Heartbeat Bill as Ohio governor.

Pro-life Ohio Senate candidate criticizes “establishment GOP” and state pro-life group for endorsing opponent

Posted in Janet Porter with tags , , , , , , , on February 26, 2016 by saynsumthn

A shocking video uploaded by pro-life leader Janet Folger Porter, who is running for the Senate in the state of Ohio, not only challenges the pro-life stand of her opponent, Larry Obhof, but that of the pro-life group which has endorsed him.

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Although Porter served as Legislative Director of Ohio Right to Life (1988-1997) where she successfully lobbied for passage of the nation’s first Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, which sparked the national debate in Congress and throughout the country, Ohio Right to Life PAC is endorsing her opponent Larry Obhof, who she says has refused to pass the most pro-life bill ever before the Ohio legislature. The organization was founded by the grandfather of the pro-life movement, the late Dr. Jack Wilke.

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Porter’s pro-life resume is long and includes the passage of the Woman’s Right to Know Law (Informed Consent & 24 hour waiting period), Parental Consent, Fetal Homicide, Clinic Regulations, Adoption Reform, Patient Protection from starvation & dehydration, and removed abortion funding. She has been endorsed by James Dobson, Gov. Mike Huckabee and Phyllis Schlafly, among others.

Porter is critical of Ohio Right to Life for their endorsement of Obhof after he failed to pass the pro-life Heartbeat Bill, which she authored. And, she is not alone. She has assembled former Board members to speak out against the ORTL endorsement in a video she has uploaded to YouTube:

In her video, Ernie Saunders, a former board member of Ohio Right to Life and a supporter of Porter, now calls the organization, which has endorsed Porter’s opponent, “Ohio right to regulate.”

In addition, a former Ohio Right to Life PAC member also criticizes the organization, “They will endorse less pro-life people over more pro-life people…” states Lori Viars, a former PAC member who supports Porter.

Janet Folger Porter of Senate District 22, pro-life champion, nationwide leader on the pro-life issue not endorsed over a guy who refused to help pass the Heartbeat Bill. It’s just very very sad,” she added.

“Janet Folger Porter is interested in stopping the baby killing not regulating them,” Rep. Nino Vitale from Ohio District 85 states.

Before founding Faith2Action, Janet served from 1997-2002 as the National Director of the Center for Reclaiming America, founded by Dr. D. James Kennedy where she hosted Reclaiming America with Janet Folger, a 60-second commentary that aired daily on 550 radio and TV stations and received the National Religious Broadcasters’ “Genesis Award,” as well as the Excellence In Media “Silver Angel Award.“

3-Star General Jerry Boykin Endorses Janet Folger Porter for Ohio Senate

Posted in Janet Porter with tags , , , on February 24, 2016 by saynsumthn

Gov. Mike Huckabee endorses pro-life leader for state Senate in Ohio

Posted in Janet Porter with tags , , , , , on February 24, 2016 by saynsumthn

A former 2016 presidential candidate has thrown his support behind a pro-life leader running for Senate in the state of Ohio. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who recently drooped out of the race for the White House made the announcement to support Janet Folger Porter for the Ohio State Senate, in a video message he published online.

The Governor called Janet Folger Porter a “great friend of mine” and a “great friend of people who love this country and of faith.”

    “I’ve known her for many years and I’ve rarely found anyone in politics as principled and as consistent as she is…

    “She’s one of the most fearless champions for faith, family and for freedom I’ve ever known… And, I’m convinced that no one would be a better champion for life than Janet Porter.”

As Live Action News has previously reported, Porter, long-time pro-life leader 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.

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Porter has been fighting abortion for over thirty years. Her leadership helped pass the first ban on the infamous partial birth abortion method. She has also worked to pass the pro-life Heartbeat Bill in the state, legislation she criticizes her opponent, Larry Obhof, for not supporting. Porter also claims that Obhof funded ObamaCare.

“While claiming to be a pro-life champion, Larry Obhof BLOCKED the pro-life Heartbeat bill for five years and voted to fund Obamacare!” Porter said.

Gov. Huckabee agreed, saying this about her opponent, “When someone says that they’re pro-life but they don’t sponsor and support legislation that will save life, you have to wonder what those meanings are when pro-life comes about.”

Janet told Liv Action News that she is the Left-Wing’s second “most-watched” woman in America, according to “Right Wing Watch, a group dedicated to “monitoring and exposing the activities of the right-wing movement.”

They are watching–and they only watch those whom they consider to be a threat!” she stated.

In his video, Governor Huckabee, who is joined by by Dr. James Dobson, Phyllis Schlafly, Troy Newman, Mat Staver and others in his endorsement of Porter urged supporters to cast their vote for the pro-life leader on election day:

    “I hope you’ll vote for Janet Folger Porter, I promise you’ll have a fearless and faithful voice in the Ohio Senate.”

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.

Porter holds certified receipt of letter she delivered to her opponent

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.”

Janet Folger Porter for Senate

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.”