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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.

Maryland authorities slow to act against “Gosnell-like” abortion doctor

Posted in Abortion and Sexual Assault, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinics, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortionist, Abortionist Medical Board, Carhart with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2016 by saynsumthn

It’s a story similar to one we’ve heard before: an abortionist currently “under review” by the state continues to commit abortions while the medical board and abortion lobby appear undisturbed.

Recall the case of Kermit Gosnell, who ran what has been dubbed an abortion “house of horrors” in Philadelphia for years, while, despite several complaints, authorities turned a blind eye to his actions.

Now, the pro-life group Operation Rescue has reported that Harold O. Alexander, charged by the Maryland Board of Medicine in 2015 for conducting surgical abortions at an unlicensed facility, has been caught allegedly doing it again – and in response, the medical board intends to keep the complaint “on file.”

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Did organ harvesting thwart justice in abortion patient death case ?

Posted in Abortion death, Abortion Death Black Women with tags , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2016 by saynsumthn

Below is a portion of an updated report on the abortion related death of Lakisha Wilson, from Cheryl Sullenger published at Operation Rescue:

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When Lakisha Wilson renewed her driver’s license on May 25, 2012, she checked the permission box to become an organ donor. She had no idea that she would be dead less than two years later, or that a simple flick of the pen at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles would become a roadblock to preventing those responsible for her death from being held accountable.

Lakisha Wilson was a 22-year old African-American woman who died in March 2014, as the result of second trimester abortion complications at Preterm, an abortion facility located in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Her death not only raised questions about patient safety at the high-volume abortion business, but also brought to light another extremely sensitive issue that has rarely been discussed — until now. That issue concerns the high-pressure tactics of organ procurement organizations to secure organ donation consent from families of women like Wilson, who die from abortion complications and other surgeries.

The news has been full of reports in recent months about organ procurement companies contracting with Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses to obtain aborted baby remains for “donation,” often to the financial benefit of both the abortion provider and the organ procurement organization. However, there is another aspect to the issue of organ procurement involving dead abortion patients, which also deserves public discussion.

Certainly, organ donation to those in need of transplants is a noble and life-saving decision under most circumstances. At any given time, there are over 121,000 people awaiting organ transplants in the U.S. It is true that some tragically die before a suitable donor can be found.

“We support those who wish to willingly become organ donors. In most cases, it saves lives and gives the families of donors comfort knowing that the death of their loved one will enable others to live,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “However, in Lakisha Wilson’s case, we have serious concerns about how the donation process was handled, and how it may have actually protected those responsible for her death.”

Second-Trimester Abortion Gone Bad

Wilson’s nightmare began on March 21, 2014, when she reported to the Preterm abortion clinic on Shaker Boulevard in Cleveland, Ohio, for an abortion at 19 weeks, 4 days, according to a Preterm ultrasound report that was done about two weeks earlier. (Ultrasound results from a different facility placed her closer to 23 weeks at the time of her abortion.)

Wilson suffered almost immediate complications during her second trimester abortion, which was conducted by Preterm abortionist Lisa Perriera. Even though Wilson’s blood pressure was dropping fast, Perriera finished the abortion before tending to Wilson’s dangerously escalating medical emergency. By then, Wilson had stopped breathing and suffered cardiac arrest.

Read the rest of Sullenger’s eye-opening report here.

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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Adding:

    “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.

Clinic call ambulance for “abortion complication” patient 18 weeks pregnant

Posted in 911 calls, Botched abortion, Carhart, Planned Parenthood Ambulance with tags , , , , , , , on February 14, 2016 by saynsumthn

A Nebraska abortion clinic called 911 after a patient – there for an 18 week abortion – suffered complications from the procedure.

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Operation Rescue has more:

    Operation Rescue just received the 911 recording and Computer Aided Dispatch transcript from February 4, 2016, in Bellevue, Nebraska, that shows LeRoy Carhart indeed botched an abortion on a late-term patient, which caused serious bleeding that required emergency hospitalization.

    The February 4th call reveals that a 33-year old woman suffered severe bleeding during an 18-week abortion. In Nebraska, abortions at 20 weeks or later are illegal.

    In fact, the caller emphasized that the woman was “18 weeks currently pregnant.”

    This is an indication that the baby was not fully aborted when emergency responders were summoned to Carhart’s Bellevue abortion business.

    Such an incomplete abortion accompanied by uncontrolled bleeding would represent a life-threatening medical emergency for the patient. Her current status remains unknown.

But, Operation Rescue says this was not the first emergency at a LeRoy Carhart abortion clinic this year, they report:

    Earlier this week, Operation Rescue reported that a 911 call related to a January 19, 2016, medical emergency at Carhart’s other abortion business, Germantown Reproductive Health Services in Germantown, Maryland, showed that another late-term patient suffered serious bleeding and was transported to an emergency room for care while Carhart packed his luggage in his car and left the scene.

Late January 2016, a pro-life group in Missouri reported another ambulance to a Planned Parenthood.

Coalition for Life St. Louis writes:

911 Planned Parenthood ST Louis Jan 2016

    On Saturday January 30th, at approximately 12:35PM, a Coalition for Life St. Louis volunteer witnessed the arrival of a fire truck and Emergency Response Team to Planned Parenthood of the Greater St. Louis Region on Forest Park Ave. This was followed by the arrival of an ambulance, which dispatched a stretcher and additional emergency staff into the clinic at 12:45 PM. At 12:51PM emergency responders rushed from the Planned Parenthood facility with the victim, who appeared to be in serious danger.

    The ambulance left Planned Parenthood at 12:55pm with sirens on, presumably to the nearest medical facility in order to stabilize the victim.

    Planned Parenthood has declined to comment, as of the release of this statement.

    The above sighting is the latest of the 30 that have been recorded since 2009, the most recent of which was recorded exactly one month to the date prior to this case.

    Those dates are listed here:

    January 30, 2016

    December 30, 2015

    March 7, 2015

    November 12, 2014

    July 10, 2014

    October 29, 2013

    October 11, 2013

    September 10, 2013

    August 21, 2013

    January 19, 2013

    December 26, 2012

    December 1, 2012

    November 21, 2012

    June 26, 2012

    October 19, 2011

    May 25, 2011

    April 22, 2011

    February 12, 2011

    August 23, 2010

    April 2, 2010

    March 31, 2010

    March 18, 2010

    January 22, 2010

    October 24, 2009

    October 22, 2009

    September 29, 2009

    September 29, 2009

    June 30, 2009

    June 17, 2009

    June 13, 2009

Planned Parenthood accounts for 2/3 of all medical emergencies documented by pro-lifers at abortion clinics

Posted in 911 calls, Abortionist, Planned Parenthood 990, Planned Parenthood abortionist, Planned Parenthood Ambulance, Planned Parenthood Employee with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2015 by saynsumthn

Operation Rescue says that Planned Parenthood accounts for two-thirds of all medical emergencies documented by pro-lifers outside abortion clinics.

The group made the statement in response to a 3rd emergency call to a PP clinic in Washington State.

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The 911 call was placed by Planned Parenthood in Spokane on September 16, 2015 for a patient suffering from a “uterine perforation.” The audio was obtained by the pro-life group Operation Rescue, which documents emergencies to abortion clinics nationwide.

Although the Planned Parenthood caller does not state the perforation was due to a botched abortion, Cheryl Sullenger Operation Rescue’s, senior Vice President said that uterine perforations generally occur when the sharp abortion suction cannula, which is used to dismember the baby, is thrust too deep into the uterus, causing a hole torn in the woman’s womb.

The Spokane center is operated by Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho (PPGWNI)whose medical director is Denise Bayuszik, MD., according to her LinkedIn page. A 2014 990 from PPGWNI shows that a Dr. Charlie Browne also works for the affiliate although it does not state which centers he operates in.

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Planned Parenthood has been the center of scrutiny following revelations from the Center for Medical Progress that the tax funded organization is illegally selling the organs of babies they harvest during their abortions. As a result of the horrific revelations, Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, who previously called their services, “high-quality reproductive health care,” was summoned to testify before Congress during hearings to decide whether they should remain federally funded to the tune of $528 million dollars annually.

Previous 911 calls from the Washington State Planned Parenthood and documented by pro-lifers, includes one in January where a pro-life side walk counselor testified that employees laughed as the patient was loaded into the ambulance. And, a 911 recording in March indicated Planned Parenthood was unable to get the bleeding stopped in a patient, prompting the abortion business to call an ambulance to rush her to the hospital.

Sullenger said that Planned Parenthood emergencies account for two-thirds of the medical emergencies Operation Rescue has documented at abortion clinics, including ten at the Houston Planned Parenthood mega-center featured in one of the most horrific baby parts harvesting videos released by the Center for Medical Progress.

So far this year we’ve found that almost two-thirds of the medical emergencies that we have documented at abortion clinics across the country take place at Planned Parenthood facilities,” Sullenger told OneNewsNow.

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According to the Operation Rescue, the Houston emergency was documented by Houston Coalition for Life, and is the tenth ambulance to be seen at the megacenter since the beginning of the year.

From their report:

    The abortion-related medical emergency took place on August 4, 2015. In an audio recording of the 911 call obtained by Operation Rescue through a Freedom of Information Act request, the Planned Parenthood caller identified herself as “Tram.”

    This is Tram Nguyen, who is the Director of the Ambulatory Surgery Center, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, in Houston, Texas. Nguyen is featured in the Center for Medical Progress video released on August 4, 2015 – ironically the same day as the botched abortion – titled “Intact Fetuses ‘Just a Matter of Line Items’ for Planned Parenthood TX Mega-Center.”

    During the emergency call placed by Nguyen, she explained to the 911 dispatcher the condition of the patient.

    We have a patient who just had a medical procedure and she’s experiencing bleeding and needs to be transported to Ben Taub per our physician orders,” she said. “She has I.V. access so we need an ACLS-equipped ambulance, please.”

More on that here.

To further expose the evil that is Planned Parenthood, on Saturday, October 10th, pro-lifers gathered outside Planned Parenthood clinics nationwide to call for the defunding and closing of the abortion business. The #ProtestPP involved demonstrations outside facilities in every state and as well as various other abortion clinics in three different countries.

Australian gov detains pro-life leader on false charges of violence #FreeTroyNewman

Posted in Operation Rescue with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2015 by saynsumthn

FRIDAY UPDATE from Operation Rescue: The Australian High Court has ruled that the Ministry of Immigration was justified in withdrawing Troy Newman’s visa and has ordered him deported. Newman will also have to pay court costs.

Newman had appealed the decision to cancel his visa, which was down while he was enroute and without proper notification sought to enjoin the government from deporting him. (MORE)

ORIGINAL POST BY SAYNSUMTHN BELOW:

According to a video uploaded by Operation Rescue president, Troy Newman he has been detained due to a canceled visa from the Australian government.

Newman, was on his way to speak to a pro-life group and said he had no indication that his visa has been revoked until he was on route.

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As many of you know I’m scheduled to speak in a national tour with Right to Life Australia from the 1st to the 10th of Oct. But the Australian government revoked my visa at the last minute. The revocation was based on a pile of lies, including the idea that I promote violence. My 25 year history of peaceful, prayerful action speaks for itself,” Newman wrote on his Facebook page.

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At one point in his travel between Denver and Los Angeles, airport security notified Newman that his visa had been revoked.

“I was pulled off a plane in Denver and told I could not travel to Los Angeles. And then on to Melbourne Australia. I am scheduled to speak on Friday at Right to Life of Australia’s main convention in Melbourne,
” Newman reported on his Facebook page!

“It is clear that the pro-abortion crowd does not want anyone to hear the truth about Planned Parenthood’s illegal actions. Please pray for me I’m stuck in Denver airport like a man without a country. Please share this video [below] and make it go viral.”

Newman eventually made his way to Melbourne but was detained at the airport and is being held there by security.

“Through a chain of events the Lord has allowed me to get on a plane in spite of many objections by the airlines and Australia,” Newman said.

Terri Butler

According to media reports, Labor member of the Australian Parliament Terri Butler, a pro-choice politician was behind the effort to stop Newman from entering Australia.

The New York Times reported that Butler, wrote to Peter Dutton, the minister for Immigration and Border Protection, saying she was concerned that Newman could inspire “the harassment and intimidation of women accessing reproductive services and professionals offering those services at medical clinics” or even “threats or the commission of acts of violence.”

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Newman is on the board of the Center for Medical Progress which has been accusing Planned Parenthood of the illegal selling of baby parts. The group caught several Planned Parenthood top executives admitting to the horrific operation on the babies the abortion business aborts.

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“It’s not because he’s anti-choice. It’s because he advocates executing doctors #sept28, ” Butler tweeted after Newman was detained.

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Katrina Haller of Right to Life Australia said despite the claim Troy Newman has been accused of violence – he and their protests have always been peaceful.

Newman’s peaceful protests are well documented state side and there has never been a substantiated charge of violence against Newman to date.

The Guardian states that Newman’s lawyers, Clothier, Anderson and Associates, said that Newman has never incited violence.

Reporting the following:

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    Counsel for Newman said the federal government’s decision to prevent the speaker from coming to Australia was flawed because Newman has never incited violence.

    While Newman has been arrested for taking part in anti-abortion protests in the US, he has never been charged or advocated violence, the high court heard on Thursday evening.

    “The basis of the [visa] finding seems to rest solely on the adverse reaction to my client’s presence in Australia,” barrister Richard Knowles said. “There was no question at all that that my client has ever advocated violence.

Tonight, Australian media reported that High Court Justice Geoffrey Nettle has adjourned the matter until Friday afternoon to give Mr Dutton time to consider the case overnight.

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They went on to report:

    Melissa Newman told ABC’s 7:30 that Australian authorities should free her husband, who is reportedly holed up in a cell in Melbourne Airport.

    I don’t know what they’re afraid of. I don’t know what they think he’s going to do here,” she said.

    “We just went to another airline and booked our tickets to LAX [Los Angeles International Airport]. When we got to LAX we had our boarding pass, already, because they issued it in Wichita from LAX to Melbourne,” Ms Newman said.

    They let us on the plane without any trouble at all.”

According to media reports, Newman arrived in Melbourne via United Airlines flight, which they say now faces a potential fine for carrying him.

As a result of the detainment, pro-life activists are using the hashtag #FreeTroyNewman to call for the Australian Government to let him go.

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In a late hour update from Operation Rescue Senior Policy Advisor Cheryl Sullenger, she asked pro-lifers to e-mail Australian minister Peter Dutton (minister@border.gov.au) on Newman’s behalf.

Adding:

    Troy has been prevented from communicating with his wife the entire time he has been there. He is now being held at a military facility with no communication –not even a phone call. He is being held like a prisoner without bail. He NEVER received official notice that his visa was cancelled, only hearsay from friends. And he was prevented from flying on his original flight from Denver to LA but a foreign government that should have no power in the US.

    “Please drop everything and do it now. I am trying to get a press release out now. We need public pressure.

    “They have dropped the “violence angle” and are planning to file new charges of illegal entry even though no one stopped him from getting on plane in LA.

    “Please share and let’s flood the minister with objections to Troy’s treatment and demands for his release.

    “Thank you!!!!!”

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Late Thursday evening, Operation Rescue denounced the Australian Government’s poor treatment of Troy Newman writing in part:

    Newman was moved from the airport to a secondary facility on a military base where is his being held with criminals. Newman has been denied communication with his wife during his entire unjust detention.

    He was detained after his visa was cancelled without notice. He never received official notice of his visa cancellation, which was done to appease a pro-abortion Member of Parliament who lied about Troy advocating the killing of abortion providers to accomplish the cancellation and silence Newman’s peaceful pro-life message.

    Newman has never supported violence against abortion providers and statements from a book co-written by Newman have been taken out of context in order to twist the meaning to one that was never intended in the context of the book. Newman’s remarks were in the context of a theological study of a government’s ability to institute capital punishment, and was never in advocation of violent acts against anyone. What was never mentioned by Newman’s detractors was that the book also explained that in addition to judgement is mercy, and the ability to receive repentance, forgiveness, and restoration through Jesus Christ.