Wednesday STOPP Report
2018-08-22

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This information-packed weekly e-newsletter is the voice of STOPP, American Life League’s project that exposes the true nature of Planned Parenthood and documents its anti-life, anti-family programs. The Wednesday STOPP Report also spells out what dedicated grassroots pro-lifers can do to counter Planned Parenthood. Wednesday STOPP Report subscribers also receive special e-mail updates offering an in-depth look at timely pro-life issues.

 

In This Issue

  • Government Trafficking in Baby Body Parts
  • Planned Parenthood employees' perverted thought process
  • David Daleiden is still fighting
  • Is the pro-life movement "dying" in Iowa?
Government Trafficking in Baby Body Parts

By Judie Brown

The Food and Drug Administration is involved in something so bizarre that the plot resembles a horror movie. The FDA is trafficking human baby body parts in order to experiment on mice! Its source for these parts is a company that gets some of its parts from Planned Parenthood.

Let’s make one thing extremely clear because this foundational information is integral to what we will discuss here. The FDA is a US government agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. As such, it is answerable to President Trump and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II. On August 7, CNS News reported that “the U.S. Food and Drug Administration signed a new contract on July 25 to acquire ‘fresh’ human fetal tissue to transplant into ‘humanized mice’ so that these mice will have a functioning ‘human immune system.’”

The FDA is acquiring these baby body parts from a company called Advanced Bioscience Resources Inc. According to Politico, ABR has had a relationship with Planned Parenthood. In addition, the company has had contracts with the FDA and with the National Institutes of Health since 2009. The article further stated that these findings “have shed light on the government’s involvement in the little-known world of fetal tissue procurement. Those practices have come under scrutiny since the release of undercover videos accusing Planned Parenthood of profiting from fetal tissue sales.”

The 2015 Center for Medical Progress undercover video makes clear that ABR was harvesting preborn baby tissue and body parts with the cooperation of Planned Parenthood. Are these baby body parts the same as the ones the government is getting for its alleged research?

Macabre as this path from the living baby to the harvesting of his body parts may seem to you, it is and has been happening for over nine years! If the latest FDA contract had not become public, we might never have known this. Now that we do know this, we have more questions than answers.

Why no outrage?

How is it that investigations by Congress into the Center for Medical Progress’ findings about Planned Parenthood did not uncover these facts about the FDA? It is safe to suggest that some—if not many—members of Congress already did know. Perhaps this explains the foot dragging and lack of congressional action exposing Planned Parenthood and cutting off its funding.

After all, when the federal government is itself involved in the human trafficking of baby body parts, aren’t members of Congress complicit?

And where is the media in all this? NewsBusters explains that all three major news networks have been silent. Clearly,insertingthe tissue of freshly aborted babies into mice is not worthy of their attention.

Dr. Jozef Zalot, a Catholic medical ethicist, exclaimed during a recent interview that the FDA’s use of fetal baby body parts is “simply wrong.” According to the National Catholic Register, “Scientists attempting to make new discoveries through the use of aborted fetal parts are ‘treating the aborted persons not as ends in themselves, but as a mean to some other end’ said Zalot.”

And, of course, that is the gravest concern that every one of us should have, for indeed, as long as preborn babies are treated in such utilitarian ways and killed at alarming rates—as though they were nothing more than cysts or diseases—such research will continue.

But must taxpayers pay for it?

Where are the so-called pro-life politicians on this topic?

Where are the bishops?

Share this article with your pastor and ask him to inform his flock and get them involved.

Americans must stop aborting our future.

Our fellow citizens must wake up and demand an end to the clinical, chemical, medical, and surgical abortion of children before they are born.

To stop this and help our country strive for a culture of life, we must teach, preach, and act against government trafficking in baby body parts. We can do no less.

Judie Brown is president and co-founder of American Life League, the nation's oldest grassroots pro-life educational and advocacy organization. She served three five-year terms (1996-2011) as a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life in Rome. Daily Catholiccited her as one of the top 100 Catholics of the 20th century. She has written 12 books, including the most recent The Broken Path: How Catholic Bishops Got Lost in the Weeds of American Politics(2011) and Saving Those Damned Catholics: A Defense of Catholic Teaching(2007).


Planned Parenthood employees' perverted thought process

By Jim Sedlak

After fighting Planned Parenthood for 30 years, you might expect that there is nothing Planned Parenthood could do that would be surprising. But, this is an organization that somehow gets into the minds of its employees and they simply do not think like the rest of us.

One thing that we have stressed for years is that Planned Parenthood is all about sex. In one way or another, all of its programs and philosophies revolve around sex. Years ago, Dr. Ruth Westheimer remarked to an interviewer: “I spent 48 hours at Planned Parenthood. All these people talked about was sex. Sex, sex, sex. They didn’t even talk about the weather.” She claimed that encounter led to her involvement in the sex business.

I apologize up front for the information contained in the rest of this article, but, if you are to understand the depraved nature of Planned Parenthood, you need to be aware of this real-life example of how it distorts a simple celebration of cats.

You see, August 8, 2018, was International Cat Day. People all over the world took to social media and posted pictures of their cats and some videos on their cats in action. #internationalcatday was a trending topic on Twitter and Instagram as cat lovers across the world celebrated their feline pets.

Planned Parenthood, in its warped way, decided to take International Cat Day in a completely different direction. The people at Planned Parenthood issued tweet that read: Celebrate #InternationalCatDay by watching our kitty vids, and get some paw-some "pussy" facts from purrrr-fessional sex edu-cat-ors.

Clicking on the Planned Parenthood tweet sent young people to a YouTube page with three videos on “Taking Care of Your “Pussy.”

That’s where Planned Parenthood perversion took on another form.

Planned Parenthood likes to portray itself as a health care organization. It frequently claims to be giving young people just scientifically accurate, age-appropriate information. One of its deceitful methods of operation is to present some innocuous health information and then sneak in a blatant expansion of its goal of getting kids involved in sexual activity.

So, if you go to the YouTube page linked above, you will find three videos. The first and last videos give viewers simple information about female genital—specifically the vagina and the vulva. Video #1 describes what these body parts are, and video #3 talks about how to keep your vagina clean. Basic health information.

Video #2, however, pushes the Planned Parenthood agenda by being an outright push for young girls to masturbate, “with or without toys.” The video proclaims “masturbation can reduce stress, ease period cramps, and improve your body image. Almost everyone does it.” It, of course, never mentions that this self-stimulation is condemned as a sin by many religions. That fact is not important to Planned Parenthood and might hinder the “free sex” message it proclaims to get customers in the door for its many sex products.

When anyone tries to tell you that Planned Parenthood is simply a health care organization, tell them about how Planned Parenthood chose to celebrate International Cat Day.

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.


David Daleiden is still fighting

In the midst of all the political turmoil and all the fronts on which Planned Parenthood is being opposed, let’s remember that David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress are still actively fighting against Planned Parenthood.

You will recall that David began releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood and its baby body parts business in July 2015. The videos had a major impact and inspired pro-lifers and pro-life politicians all across the country to focus on shutting down Planned Parenthood.

For many months, Planned Parenthood scrambled to recover from the initial shock of the videos and there were many lawsuits against the CMP folks. Most of the court cases were in California with its Planned Parenthood-friendly elected officials and judges. As part of a lawsuit filed by the National Abortion Federation, a pro-Planned Parenthood federal judge put gag orders in place and David was prohibited from releasing any more videos.

David is still fighting to be able to release what he describes as the most "damning and incriminating footage" documenting the baby body parts business. Recently there have been developments in the case which give some hope that those dozen videos may see the light of day.

The National Abortion Federation original lawsuit listed 11 complaints against David and other CMP personnel. However, over the last few months, the NAF has dropped seven of those complaints. In a recent conversation with David, we learned that all the complaints that had a federal government component have been dropped by NAF. Since the all remaining complaints do not involve any alleged federal wrong-doing, the federal court that issued the gag rule has no jurisdiction. David and his attorneys have filed motions to have the gag rule lifted and it may happen as early as October.

In a recent conference call with reporters, David said, "We're pressing for the entire thing to be dismissed. You could expect a solid dozen more videos really in the same vein as the original undercover videos.”

David also faces criminal charges from the state of California over his recordings and the use of fake names on credentials. David’s attorneys at the Thomas More Society recently revealed a twist in that case. This past Sunday, we received an e-mail from Tom Brejcha that revealed:

We've just learned that Planned Parenthood's lawyers met with the Attorney General (AG) of California in March 2016 – shortly before the AG's storm troopers raided David's home, seizing his videos, computers and more.

I don't believe in coincidences.

Especially when then AG Kamala Harris – now a sitting U.S. Senator and 2020 Democratic Presidential hopeful – is militantly pro-abortion and openly supports Planned Parenthood.

And I certainly don't believe the claims of the AG's Office that there were no notes, no memos, and no e-mails exchanged about this meeting – not before, not during and not right after.

That's why our Thomas More Society attorneys are planning to serve subpoenas on everyone who attended this clandestine meeting . . . which will mandate that everyone—including Kamala Harris, as well as her successor, Xavier Becerra—testify about it in court.

This hearing should take place, as scheduled just yesterday, on October 4th and 5th, in place of the previously scheduled probable-cause hearing in the California criminal court where David is still facing 15 felony charges.

. . . At issue now is nothing less than the very integrity of the criminal justice system in California, for these 15 felony charges brought against David are the only such charges we could find against journalists in California's entire legal history.

Please keep David and all the CMP individuals in your prayers and also pray for Tom Brejcha, Peter Breen, and the staff at the Thomas More Society as they continue to work tirelessly to reveal Planned Parenthood’s sordid business and to obtain justice for the pro-lifers involved.

You can get any breaking news on David’s fight by e-mailing Thomas More Society [email protected] or sending a note to: Thomas More Society, 309 W. Washington Street, Suite 1250, Chicago, IL 60606.


Is the pro-life movement "dying" in Iowa?

By Jenifer Bowen

I am reminded of the infamous Mark Twain quote as I write this: “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

Earlier this summer, an unnamed blogger posted about an interaction that took place with a few pro-life people here in Iowa.

One of the things that jumped out in their post was the assertion that the pro-life movement in Iowa “is dying.”

Is that true?

I am here to testify that NOTHING could be further from the truth!!! Eight years on the road (and counting), crisscrossing this beautiful State makes me an unofficial expert on this topic.

Rather than simply take my word for it — here are but a few random facts that show us the fruit of the pro-life movement in Iowa has never been more evident or more flourishing than now.

  • Late-Term Abortionist, LeRoy Carhart, announcing his plan in 2010 to set up shop in Council Bluffs, NEVER DID. Why? Because the pro-life community rose up and made it completely clear — he wasn’t welcome here. At all. We knew, in 2015, when he dropped his plan to move into Iowa from his website that we had WON!
  • Iowa abortions rates have plummeted nearly 50% since 2007!
  • TWENTY Planned Parenthood clinics CLOSED FOR GOOD in Iowa between 2010-2017! In fact, we are second in the nation, only to Texas, for the number of clinics closing!
  • None of the half dozen Iowa clinics scheduled to open shortly after 2011 ever did. In fact, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPH) never got close to their goal of a walk-in abortion clinic in all 99 counties.
  • The multi-billion dollar whistleblower lawsuit, filed in 2011 by former PPH clinic manager, Sue Thayer, is still winding its way through the Courts.
  • Planned Parenthood of the Heartland recently announced their IMPLOSION, as they fold into a merger with nearby states.
  • Life-saving ultrasound legislation was signed into law a few years ago. This was the first pro-life law to see the light of day in decades!
  • In November 2016, 93 of 99 Iowa counties voted against the pro-abortion presidential candidate, retired 6 pro-abortion senators; flipping the Iowa Senate and maintaining the pro-life House.

This resulted in the passage of an historic amount of pro-life legislation in 2017-2018. Iowa moved from “worse than New York State” to one of the most pro-life states in the nation in just two years with the passage of:

  • The 20 Week Abortion Ban
  • A 72-hour waiting period before an abortion
  • The defunding of abortion providers in our State Family Planning budget
  • A first-of-its-kind Safe Haven Expansion Law
  • An important ban on the trafficking of unborn baby parts
  • The Fetal Heartbeat Bill
  • And the rejection of the Iowa Supreme Court decision allowing parents to sue a doctor for wrongful birth – wrongful life.

Further, recent attempts by pro-choice “Compassion and Choices” and their legislative allies were beaten back as they aggressively pursued assisted suicide advances in Iowa.

Since 2010, we have had a pro-life Governor, Lt. Governor and Legislature, who have sacrificed much to provide a safer Iowa to our unborn children and their mothers.

Pro-life women in Iowa broke the proverbial glass ceiling as we saw the first female U.S. State Senator in Joni Ernst; our first female speaker of the House, Linda Upmeyer; and first woman Governor in Kim Reynolds and many others!

Since 2013, down any given Iowa road, you will encounter a “Choose Life” license plate. I hope the sight of those make you smile as much as they do me.

As I said in the beginning of this article, this is by no means an exhaustive list of pro-life advances in Iowa in recent years. I trust, however, it gets you as excited as it does me! The assertion that the pro-life movement is “dying” is simply untrue. I know it and the majority of Iowans know it.

STAY TUNED!!

Pro-life victories in Iowa have only just begun!

Jenifer Bowen is the founder and president of Life Right Action. From 2010 to 2016 she was CEO of Iowa Right to Life. She also serves on the board of directors for “And Then There Were None”, a national ministry, founded by former Planned Parenthood clinic manager Abby Johnson. Jenifer is dedicated to ending abortion in the state of Iowa.