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Pro-lifers‬ to present fetal model to ‪GOP‬ leaders in protest at Speaker’s Office over late term abortion ban

Posted in Abortion Numbers, CDC, Jill Stanek, Late term abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2015 by saynsumthn

It is called the Free the Ban protest and pro-life leaders from several organizations are headed to the Capital Thursday to send a message to GOP leaders: Pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

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The event follows a similar one in March where eight pro-life leaders were arrested during a sit-in outside Speaker John Boehner’s Office.

This time their numbers are expected to be much greater.

House leaders originally planned to pass the late term abortion ban back in January until the vote was sabotaged by Rep. Renee Ellmers, who wanted to remove a rape reporting requirement in the legislation making it easier to get abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Pro-life leaders say that at 20 weeks the unborn child can feel pain, but is not the sole reason for banning all abortions.

Polls show that Americans are not comfortable and many oppose late term abortions, which occur legally within the US for any reason possible as demonstrated by these for profit abortion clinic advertisements:

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Speaker Boehner and his fellow GOP leaders claim to be for the legislation and say they are working to draft the correct wording for the bill.

But, frustrated pro-life leaders like, Jill Stanek, who once held an aborted child in her arms, says that time is paramount and House leadership has delayed a vote for far too long.

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Stanek told the media at that March 25th sit-in that she wanted to apply pressure to GOP House leaders to get the late term abortion ban passed.

“I held a little aborted human being until he died, 21 weeks, that this bill would have saved had it been in place. This little abortion survivor was the impetus of a bill passed eventually in the state of Illinois called the Born Alive Infants Protection Act that Barack Obama, a state Senator voted against four times. We expect this sort of treatment of abortion from the Democrat side but we do not expect this treatment from the Republican side. And, that’s what we’ve seen here with the 20 week abortion ban,”
she said.

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Almost 4 months have now passed. Innocent children are dying and women are being diminished because of the Republican leadership’s inaction,” pro-life organizers Troy Newman, Rev. Pat Mahoney, and Jill Stanek state on their events page.

The group of over 13 pro-life organizations plans to go to Speaker Boehner’s office on Thursday, May 7th, to, “be a voice for the innocent children who die every day in America from the violence of abortion.”

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Among the protest leaders will be Black pastor, Walter Hoye who plans to present Speaker Boehner’s staff with the fetal model of a 20-week-old African-American baby.

My son was born at less than six months gestation. I held him in my right hand when he weighed a mere 1.9 pounds. There is no way I will support legislation that includes an exception for rape and fails to end abortion in the United States after 20 weeks.

I want Speaker Boehner to know that not only do Black Lives Matter but all lives matter,” Rev. Hoye said.

According to the latest stats from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on abortion, 730,322 abortions were performed in 2011.

Of that number, the CDC reported 7.3% of unborn babies killed by abortion were between 14–20 weeks’ gestation and 1.4% were 21 weeks’ gestation or greater.

A chart published by the CDC for 39 states that reported abortions by gestation (520,304 of the 730,322 abortions reported in 2011) show that in those 39 states:

    335,748 abortions were performed at less than 8 weeks
    139,775 abortions were performed at 9-13 weeks gestation
    17,952 abortions were performed at 14-15 weeks gestation
    9,795 abortions were performed at 16-17 weeks gestation
    9,709 abortions were performed at 18-20 weeks gestation
    7,325 abortions were performed at 21 weeks gestation or greater
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A 2014 report published by the Lozier Institute found that the United States is one of only seven countries in the world that permit elective abortion past 20 weeks.

This National Journal graph shows state by state abortion restrictions by weeks of gestation:

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During the May 7th protest, organizers are asking for pro-lifers on social media to use the hashtag #FreeTheBan to pressure Speaker Boehner to call for a vote.

Learn more here.

GOP leader says 20 week abortion ban vote nears while pro-lifers continue 2nd protest plans at Speaker’s office

Posted in John Boehner, Late term abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2015 by saynsumthn

On May 7th pro-lifers vow to descend on Speaker John Boehner’s offices for a second time to demand the GOP vote on a late term abortion ban.

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An interview with Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy posted at Roll Call says the GOP leader intends to bring up three measures Republicans pulled from the floor earlier this Congress: a bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a border security bill that was pulled amid immigration concerns, and a No Child Left Behind rewrite that was put on hold during the Department of Homeland Security funding debacle.

That “abortion bill” is known as the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Sound Familiar?

It should. Republican leaders promised a vote on the bill back in January.

When the vote was sabotaged by Rep. Renee Ellmers, pro-lifers patiently waited for it to come up again.

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By March 25th when no vote was announced, pro-life leaders, Pat Mahoney, Troy Newman, and Jill Stanek among others held a sit-in outside Speaker Boehner’s offices to demand the bill be brought up for a vote.

The group claimed that the Speaker and GOP leaders were delaying a vote on the bill and in a press release sent out April 2nd, the leaders announced eleven local and national pro-life groups had planned a second major demonstration for May 7th if, “by that time the U.S. House has not passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”

According to LifeNews, “new language is still in the works and those responsible for crafting a second version of the bill are taking their time to ensure it’s done right and another blowup from Ellmers or other lawmakers is avoided.

The pro-life news blog claimed that there is no purposeful delay in bringing the bill back to the floor.

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But not all pro-life leaders are so sure and Stanek and the others say that the Roll Call story has not deterred their plans for a second protest if the ban has not been passed by May 7th.

A post on Jill Stanek’s Blog shows that they mean business:

    As most know, House Republican leadership pulled the ban from a promised vote on January 22 after supposedly pro-life Republican women complained about the rape/incest reporting requirement.

    After two months had passed with no word on a rescheduled vote, I was one of eight pro-lifers who were arrested at Speaker Boehner’s office in a protest on March 25 to draw attention to the bill and the babies it would protect.

    The alliance of discontented pro-lifers has grown to 11 organizations now, which are planning another protest on May 7 at Speaker Boehner’s office if the 20-week abortion ban hasn’t been voted on by that date.

    To reiterate, unless the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act has been passed in the House by May 7, we will be back.

To be continued…

AHA members attack when pro-life leader announces sit in over 20 week abortion ban

Posted in AHA, Jill Stanek, Late term abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2015 by saynsumthn

A Law is proposed to eliminate abortions after 20 weeks – when GOP Representative Renee Ellmers sabotages it on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, pro-lifers reacted by protesting outside her offices.

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Republican leaders respond by saying the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would be introduced again but, to date, it’s been been three months and the leadership has done nothing.

Now, Jill Stanek, Pat Mahoney, and Troy Newman are organizing a sit-in at the officers of Speaker John Boehner and guess who is having a conniption fit?

Not the speaker, but Abolish Human Abortion (AHA).

When Jill posted this to her Facebook page, members of AHA pounced:

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20-week abortion bans are undoubtedly ageist. Jill Stanek knows this,” writes Matt Ferro, director of an abolitionist society.

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Deanna Evans-Cook, the administrator of another Abolitionist Society had this to say, “Sitting is going to do as much as marching and taping your mouth shut. You need to re-read Romans 1:16, Jill, or just admit you deny the truth.”

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Toby Harmon a known leader in Abolish Human Abortion posted this, ” Jill, when will you begin walking in the footsteps of your relative Levi Coffin instead of being the kind of person who opposed him?”

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Rick Small whose Facebook page says he works at Abolish Human Abortion wrote this, “Jill, Do Genesis 9:6, Proverbs 24:10-12, Matthew 22:39, Mark 12:31, and 1 John 4:20-21 have 20-week limits on them?”

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As Jill Stanek explained, the emotion she experienced holding a 21-week-old abortion survivor at Christ Hospital years ago has made this 20-week ban very personal.

I hope Republican leadership does not think that with the passage of time pro-lifers will forget about the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This is why I am coming to Washington, D.C., from Illinois for the protest,” Jill said in the press release.

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“We want the Pain Capable Act called for a vote, and for it not to be any more watered down than it already was. There should have been no rape/incest exception. But removing the reporting requirement would not only give late-term abortionists a big loophole, it would hurt pregnant rape victims as well as other potential victims of sexual perpetrators whose crime should be prosecuted,” Stanek pointed out.

Now, to recap, three pro-life leaders are risking arrest to pass a law that would protect babies.

Will it end all abortions? No.

Did these three leaders write the law? No.

But, instead of trying to protect children who would die after 20 weeks, AHA criticizes those who will.

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In answering her critics, Jill has posted this response, “I have exhausted myself responding to AHA’s all or nothing rhetoric, or “principled incrementalism,” and just don’t anymore. But for your benefit…

“The default position of all prolifers is immediatism. But we live in a country where abortion is legal throughout all 9 mos, similar to when the evil of slavery was legal.

“So we work on multiple strategies: changing laws, educating the public, helping of mothers in crisis, etc. We save the babies we can when we can.

“This is comparable to the Underground Railroad, Corrie ten Boom, Irena Sendler, lifeboats on the Titanic, Shifra and Puah, etc etc etc.

“AHA will say incrementalism is giving permission for some babies to die. But those babies are legally to destined to die. We are not giving permission.

“In fact, there is no such thing as an immediatist law. Even the Life Begins at Conception Act is incremental.

“AHA will then say there is “principled” incrementalism vs “unprincipled,” which AHA defines.

“So the LBAC ACT may save US babies, but it leaves all other babies to die in all other countries in the world where abortion is legal. So AHA is saying “and then you can kill the baby” to the countries of China, NKorea, Australia, etc., but that is more moral than a rape/incest exception? I’d say AHA is letting millions and millions of more babies die, applying the logic it imposes on me.

“And what abt babies conceived and killed by IVF? And what abt babies killed by hormonal contraception?

“Unless you pass a worldwide ban against abortion, IVF, and hormonal contraception, your law will be incremental.

“I come at this from the perspective of having held a 21 wk abortion survivor 45 min until he died. This isn’t theory to me, and I don’t have time for legalists who feel superior for taking a loftier position. This is urgent to me, and I think it’s sickening to express willingness to let the baby I held die until all can be saved.”

Well…I think Jill stated her position rather well.