Delaware: Surgically Abortion Free (For Now)!May. 08, 2013
There was more good pro-life news this week. As more and more states pass laws and add abortion center safety standards, Planned Parenthood of Delaware actually closed that state's only two abortion centers, making it the first state since the deplorable 1973 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe v Wade to cease offering surgical abortions. There's one catch. It promises to be a temporary situation (see LifeNews.com). One center, located in Dover, apparently remains open but has temporarily suspended surgical abortions while the one in Wilmington has closed so it can reorganize, re-staff and clean — it has come under increasing scrutiny and three employees have quit or been fired since dangerous conditions there were exposed. It's also the place where an infamous attack on a pro-life grandmother took place earlier this year (see video).
One of the employees thought to be fired is abortionist Eric Schaff whose record includes a reprimand and fine for falsifying medical records. He also botched four abortions between February 8 and March 13, all of which led to the affected women receiving hospital emergency room, life-saving treatments (read more and see video here). According to Operation Rescue's Cheryl Sullenger:
Schaff is an outspoken advocate of abortion who feels "empowered" by doing them.
Right now, Delaware does not do routine inspections of abortion centers. Incredibly, an official told a television reporter they "don't have the manpower for routine inspections." Really? For only two facilities? More incredibly, in the vacuum, the state has ceded inspections to . . . you guessed it . . . Planned Parenthood. Delaware television station WPVI investigated the situation and former employees of the Wilmington abortion center went on camera to describe "Gosnell-like conditions" (see video). Now, there are more investigations and legal actions pending. Quite frankly, there is a lot to look into and this post only scratches the surface. What is known is every bit as disgusting as the Gosnell case.
As grisly as it all is, at least there is a shutdown of surgical abortions in one of the 50 states. Although the duration of the suspension is undetermined, we can take heart that it is the first state in 40 years to, for at least a time, officially end surgical abortions. A small victory, but any victory leads to saved lives. Saved lives lead to people realizing abortion is not a viable answer to any problem or fear. The more people who come to understand that, the quicker abortion will end.
Incredible Irony: Pro-Abortion Obama White House Considers Unborn Babies People For SecurityMay. 14, 2012
Politicians and hypocrisy are no strangers. Big Government bureaucracy and red tape that creates procedures and jargon less understandable than Martian long ago became a begrudging fact of life when dealing with, and trying to comprehend, Washington (and even state an local officials of the government class). But the sheer absurdity of the latest from the Obama White House defies all comprehension. Apparently, the White House, under the management of the most pro-abortion-on- demand president ever — the same people who attempt to dehumanize unborn children by refusing to call them anything but a "fetus" or a "zygote" — requires pregnant women guests to register their unborn children as visitors! Last week it was disclosed that the Director of the White House Visitor's Office, Ellie Shafer, e-mailed members of Congress and others providing detailed instructions on how to register an unborn child during White House visits for security reasons. Never mind out of control Secret Service agents or White House state dinner party crashers; never mind Homeland Security two years ago stating that Tea Party members and Christian conservatives were potential security risks. The Obama administration is all over that massive threat the invasion of unborn children pose to the White House.
Ms. Shafer's memo, in full:
We have received a number of calls regarding how to enter security information for a baby that has not yet been born.
Crazy as it may sound, you MUST include the baby in the overall count of guests in the tour. It’s an easy process.
LAST NAME: The family’s last name
FIRST NAME: "Baby" as a first name
MIDDLE NAME: NMN as in No Middle Name
DOB: Use the date you are submitting the request to us as their birthday
GENDER: if the parents know put that gender down if not, you can enter either M or F as we’ll ask you to update it at the time of birth
SOCIAL: As they will not have a SSN and are under 18, you will not need to enter this field. Again if the spreadsheet asked for a social enter 9 zero’s (not the word nine zeros but 000000000 and yes it happens!)
CITIZEN/CITY/STATE: The citizen, city and state should be entered the same as the parents
The White House not only wants the information requested, but follow up information after the baby is born! Of course, that's assuming the baby is born. Right there, in the District of Columbia, it is legal to abort an unborn child right up until the moment of birth (see NRLC.org).
It is ironic that President Obama’s staff recognizes the existence of unborn babies for purposes of providing security within the White House — yet, there is no indication that President Obama has any problem with the fact that throughout the District of Columbia, abortion is now legal for any reason up to the moment of birth. Notably, the (e-mail) provides no guidance on what the staff should do if an unborn baby is first registered for security purposes, but then aborted.
Maybe the Obama White House, which doesn't seem to mind "sanctuary cities," is creating a sanctuary for unborn children — visit the White House, escape D.C. abortionists. Confirming its intention of counting the unborn child as a person, the form even considers the day of the visit request as the date of birth. (Imagine the president's headache, making phone call apologies to all the pro-abortion groups and allies in Congress.)
Another great irony, pointed out by GOPUSA.com founder and columnist Bobby Eberle, is that pro-abortion and left-wing groups oppose fetal rights and protections bills in the Congress and state legislatures, claim that it is impossible to give "a bunch of cells" rights, privileges and protections, and to do so would make contraception illegal, and contort the legal system by allowing a non-living being the right to sue, yada, yada, yada. Meanwhile, the man they thought could lower the level of the seas may not have accomplished that goal, but he has given life to the unborn, legitimized the pro-life argument and undercut his pro-abortion allies — all in one of those ironic, bureaucratic ways. That does give us hope for change.