Wednesday STOPP Report - September 12, 2018

American schizophrenia

By Jim Sedlak

One dictionary definition of schizophrenia is “a long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation.”

This week it became clear that this definition applies to the United States of America in the 21st century. Tuesday was the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC. The official death toll for that day was 2,997 innocent human beings. On Tuesday, there were a number of ceremonies remembering the dead. As I watched morning newscasts, the news anchors joined in the mourning and pointed out the needless loss of innocent lives on that day in history. There was nothing wrong with these remembrances of that terrible day in American history. Those who died deserve to be remembered.

What struck me, however, is that these same newscasters, only days before, were upset over the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The primary reason they were upset was because they are afraid Judge Kavanaugh might be a vote to criminalize abortion in the United States. Abortion, of course, is the ending of an innocent human being’s life before birth. According to accepted statistics, in America today, there are 2,520 surgical and medical abortions a day.

Of course, it was not just the newscasters. As Judge Kavanaugh’s hearing unfolded, many US senators, Hollywood celebrities, “pro-choice” leaders, and pro-abortion activists insisted that Kavanaugh not be confirmed because they feared he would not support the killing of innocent preborn human beings.

So, the same people who decried the killing of 2,997 innocent human beings by terrorists on September 11, 2001, are now fighting for the right to kill 2,520 innocent human beings a day by abortion. If that doesn’t fit the definition of societal schizophrenia, I don’t know what would.

Yet, if you call these simple facts to the attention of newscasters, pro-abortion activists, US senators, and politicians at all levels of government, you are classified as a nut. How dare you compare a woman’s “right to choose” with the actions of terrorists!

People seem to have forgotten that, in the days following the 2001 terrorist attacks, Planned Parenthood of New York City offered free abortions to any woman affected by the events of 9/11. How incredible was that! The organization mourned the loss of almost 3,000 innocent human lives by offering to kill more for free. And . . . the so-called “pro-choice” crowd applauded Planned Parenthood’s offer.

We need to restore sanity to our country. It is not going to be easy. We have been killing babies before birth for numerous decades and have somehow allowed the propaganda experts to convince our elected leaders that this killing is normal. Regardless of political party, we have not even been able to convince a majority of our Senate to even take money away from the largest mass-murderer in the country —Planned Parenthood.

I can hear the outcry from that last sentence already. How dare I call Planned Parenthood a mass murderer! Well, what do you call an organization that admits (some say brags) to committing 321,000 abortions a year? That’s 880 pre-born children that die in Planned Parenthood clinics every single day. It’s not “health care”—it’s murder.

If that term bothers you, let’s use another one. Planned Parenthood is the most prolific serial killer in the history of America. It has admitted to killing over seven million preborn children at the hands of its own staff in its own facilities.

The time for talk and compromise has passed. Now is the time for Planned Parenthood to simply close all its doors and get out of town. Only then will preborn children be safer.

Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League, founder of STOPP International, and host of a weekly talk show on the Radio Maria Network. He has been successfully fighting Planned Parenthood since 1985.


Planned Parenthood spending millions to stop Kavanaugh

With the Senate Judiciary Hearings over, Planned Parenthood is increasingly worried that Judge Kavanaugh might be confirmed. Political ran a 1,100 word article describing the panic among abortion supporters as it seems Kavanaugh, by his performance at the hearings, may have changed the minds of a couple of Democrats. That is all he needs to get confirmed.

Some highlights from the article are:

  • Brett Kavanaugh avoided glaring missteps—and most tough Democratic questions—at his confirmation hearings. But that’s not stopping the Supreme Court nominee’s liberal critics from unleashing new ads and grass-roots campaigns in one last shot at derailing him.

Their goal is to keep pressure on the dwindling number of senators still undecided on President Donald Trump’s high-court pick. Abortion-rights groups are playing a key role: Planned Parenthood Action Fund is unleashing a new six-figure ad-buy in Maine urging GOP Senator Susan Collins to vote no, while NARAL Pro-Choice America is up with new ads hitting Senator Dean Heller (R-Nevada), an early Kavanaugh backer fighting for his political life in a swing state.

  • Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union, told POLITICO that organized labor plans to try to elevate Kavanaugh to the same level of political toxicity that Obamacare repeal ended up achieving on the left.

“We are going to organize the three votes that are required to block this nomination. It’s wrong for the country,” Henry told the “Women Rule” podcast for an interview to be released Wednesday.

  • A chamber divided 51-49 means that Democrats must win over Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) while keeping their entire caucus united against Kavanaugh. It’s an outcome that Republicans and their allies are notably bullish about preventing.
  • Meanwhile, several crucial Democratic swing-vote senators are still working to schedule meetings with the nominee.

What the POLITICO article points out is that the vote on Kavanaugh is still very close. Both sides think they can get the votes they need. It makes it even more important for pro-lifers to call their senators and support Judge Kavanaugh. You can find the names of your senators and contact information at Senate.gov


California

California is the most pro-abortion state in the nation. It is also a state where the political landscape is controlled by Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood operates 104 facilities in the state and just about every abortion in California is paid for by taxpayer money—even abortions for those who are in the United States illegally.

There are two major anti-life activities going on in California right now, and here is the latest on them:

First, California is the place where the Center for Medical Progress filmed most of their baby body parts business undercover videos. David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt—the two undercover investigators—have been persecuted by the legal system in the state. The first step was taken by attorney general, Kamala Harris and, after Harris was elected a US senator, by her replacement at attorney general, Xavier Becerra. Both of these individuals have publicly proclaimed that they stand with Planned Parenthood, while targeting Daleiden and Merritt in the courts.

Attorneys for Daleiden and Merritt have uncovered clandestine meetings that took place between the attorney general’s office and Planned Parenthood just weeks before the attorney general ordered a raid on Daleiden and the confiscation of his computers, recorders, and videos. When asked for details of the meeting, the lawyers were told that there were no notes, e-mails, or other records that exist concerning the meeting. In an effort to find out exactly what happened and how, the attorneys have subpoenaed all parties, including Harris and Becerra, to come to court on October 4 to testify under oath as to the details of the meeting. Despite the lawful subpoenas, we understand both individuals are refusing to come. As we were going to press with this newsletter, there was a court hearing scheduled to determine if the two would be legally forced to testify.

We will keep you updated as this horrible travesty of justice plays out in California.

The second major event in California is the passage by the state legislature of SB 320. The bill specifically says, “On and after January 1, 2022, each public university student health center shall offer abortion by medication techniques.” The University of California has 10 campuses and the California State University has 23 campuses. All campuses would be required to provide RU486 to any student who asks for it, free of charge. This would convert all 33 campuses into new abortuaries in the state! As we were writing this, the bill had gone through a legal review   and was sent to Governor Brown's desk this past Monday afternoon at 4:00 pm.

We are asking all readers of the Wednesday STOPP Report to call Governor Brown’s office and ask him to veto this bill. The phone number is: (916) 445-2841.

There is a real danger that, once this bill is established in California, Planned Parenthood will take it to the other 49 states and try to make every public college campus in America into an abortion facility.


Planned Parenthood loses in Court of Appeals - Missouri abortion laws reinstated

The state of Missouri put in place laws requiring clinics that provide abortions to be set up as ambulatory surgical centers and required abortionists to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. Planned Parenthood challenged the law in court and, back in April, US District Court Judge Howard Sachs issued an injunction to stop enforcement of the law. Planned Parenthood celebrated the injunction and moved forward to open more abortion facilities in the state.

At the time, Missouri attorney general, Josh Hawley, issued a statement saying he plans to challenge Sachs’ decision. “Today a federal court struck down large portions of Missouri law that protect the health and safety of women who seek to obtain an abortion,” said Hawley. “This decision was wrong. I will appeal. Missouri has an obligation to do everything possible to ensure the health and safety of women undergoing medical procedures in state licensed medical facilities.”

Missouri did appeal the issuance of the injunction based in part on the fact that the state did not have an opportunity to present its side of the case before Judge Sachs issued his injunction. The appeal was filed in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

This week, a three-judge panel of that appeals court struck down the injunction and sent the case back to the lower court, with instructions to, at the very least, weigh the state’s asserted benefits against the Planned Parenthood’s asserted burdens associated with the requirement.

Planned Parenthood reacted immediately. The Kansas City Star reported Planned Parenthood said this week’s decision will force it to suspend abortion services in Columbia and delay plans to expand into Joplin and Springfield and jeopardize the Kansas City clinic’s efforts to regain its license, which expired last month after its doctor left in March. Planned Parenthood is considering further legal action and desperately wants to open more abortion facilities in Missouri.

Thank God for this week’s decision by the appeals court. We congratulate pro-lifers in Missouri, as well as Attorney General Josh Hawley, for never giving up their efforts to save preborn children in the “Show-Me State.”