The California ProLife Council, the California affiliate of National Right to Life, strongly condemned the recent violence in Colorado Springs at a Planned Parenthood center.
A non-sectarian and non-partisan organization, the California ProLife Council was founded in 1971. It publishes legislative voting records, candidates positions on issues, organizes statewide and local educational and outreach projects on abortion, infanticide and euthanasia, and has a long-standing record of condemning all acts of violence.
A victory abroad is a victory for us. More and more we are faced with cultural battles that are reflected as legal ones, and whenever a legal battle is won- even in another country- we have reason to celebrate.
Dr. Josef Schuster, president of the German Council of Jew in Germany led the charge in “a long, serious and sometimes emotional debate” that ended with a bill being passed that actually toughens the country’s stance on the issue, punishing doctors who still encourage the practice. [More on the Bill Here]
Victories like this can encourage us to continue fighting unjust practices such as assisted suicide here at home too. Find out how you can get involved by filling out our contact form below!
Mary Shelley, still in her teens, was challenged by her friends to write a scary story. Yes, she won the bet. (A promising sign, when your competitor/friends are Lord Byron and Percy Shelley!) Her book depicted what would happen to medical ethics if it was blindly and blithely seen as a tool of the industrial revolution: Scientism. It is the ethical idea that if something could technically be done using scientific tools then it ‘should be done’. Scientism is the belief that science creates its own ethical rules.
Her book, “Frankenstein” riveted the Western world and continues to echo in this day. The recent revelation of Planned Parenthood’s ‘production’ of human organs on demand (‘Livers? Oh, Yes; get lots of orders for livers, and hearts and lungs.’)
For some reason the Director of Medical Services for PP felt she needed to admit that intact brains are a bit tougher. They have to crush the skull you know.
But somethings just never change. Everyone remembers it was Fredric Frankenstein, the Doctor who was the real perpetrator, the ethical monster. And even he had procurement challenges.. “A brain.. Igor. I still need a brain”.
PP and the abortion industry at-large are handsomely funded by the government, and particularly here in California by the state government. The state in many ways serves the abortion industry, and not its actual citizens or their values.
We will not soon ‘change the mind’ of perpetrators like PP’s ‘physicians’ or other Dr. Fredric Frankensteins. But there are those who facilitate, who help, who co-ordinate with resources, (and by resources I mean our tax money); like the State of California, PP’s favorite “Igor”. Well according to the state constitution, the state is supposed to be working for us, its citizens, not the blood crazed who hide behind a ‘false science’ those who kill on request via ‘medicine’, who sell the human organs, ‘for science’.
Government helping, facilitating, serving such twisted science is the improper place of government.
We must stop the government funding of such evil enterprises.
No Igor. You are not to do such things. You work for us.
The public may be surprised to learn that the largest chain of abortion clinics, Planned Parenthood, would ever recognize the need for parental involvement in the lives of children. It is true Planned Parenthood has spent tens of millions of dollars fighting parental involvement laws and initiatives. However, Planned Parenthood of the Southwest makes it clear that children under 18 need parental permission to participate in the upcoming…..Lobby Day. To be fair, Planned Parenthood isn’t flip-flopping. Planned Parenthood still zealously supports keeping secrets from parents about surgical, chemical or drug-induced abortions that could lead to medical complications or death for their children, and of course, death to their grandchildren. Nothing wrong with that, they say. But Planned Parenthood knows parents have the right to know about potentially dangerous activities like Planned Parenthood Lobby Day, where of course, children may be used to oppose parental rights.
Because of the high risk of encouraging suicide amongst the vulnerable, international media ethics prescribe careful guidelines for coverage of every suicide. Of particular import: the instructions not to sensationalize or romaticize the suicidal act, not to offer the ‘justifying reasons’ or publish the suicide note or statements of the individual killed. All of that is now out the window in California.
The tragedy of a young California woman, Brittany Maynard, is the principle vehicle used by C&C (formerly known as the Hemlock Society) to carry this message of ‘compassionate’ killing. Simultaneous stories in People Magazine, and in every newspaper in the nation announced her ‘declaration’ to take her own life on November 1st, 2014.
Many individuals have faced illnesses similar to Brittany’s brain cancer, and lived for years. Amazingly, the day prior to “D Day” Nov 1, Brittany announced that she too would like to put it off a bit longer. Something or someone influenced Brittany to ‘get back on schedule’ and she did indeed die of poisoning on Nov 1.
While supposedly ‘private’, this was one of the most public ‘self-killings’ of recent times.
It was clear then and even clearer on Weds. March 25th, that many others were directly involved in both Brittany’s care and and the promulgation of her final decision. A Compassion in Choices media team had recorded numerous videos of Brittany, her husband and parents as they emotionally agitated for a change in California law. These video pleas and personal testimony were repeated for California’s Senate Committee on Health and hundreds of proponents and opponents lined up to state their position.
But the mediagenic nature of Brittany’s lethal decision was clearly front and center.
The California Senate Health Committee, after watching Brittany’s ‘good by’ video and hearing emotional testimony by those who seek to remove the law against third-party involvement in suicide (“assisting suicide”) as well as considerable countervailing documentation of killing of the non-terminal, doctor shopping and manipulated suicide by heirs, voted SB 128 out and on to the Judiciary Committee.
It is expected to be heard in Senate Judiciary in April.
Here is the Senate Health Committee membership with links.
Please let your Senator know of your care or concern for their vote.
Senators Richard Roth, Wolk, Hernandez, Hall, Mitchell and Monning supported suicide
Senators Nielsen and Nguyen opposed.
Senator Pan abstained.
- Wednesday, March 25 at 1:30pm room 4203 at the State Capitol
- Seating /space is first come, first served so get there early
- Wear red
The pro-life plank in the Republican platform is safe for now. Conservative leaders, including three of California ProLife Council’s vice presidents whom sit on the platform committee, travelled from all over to come to Los Angeles for the CA Republican Party Convention this past weekend. Some in attendance were there in an attempt to remove traditional planks from the party platform, those including the pro-life plank. They were not successful in doing this at the convention. But the fight is not over yet. In the spring the GOP will hold a spring convention in Burlingame where the platform will be up for a vote amongst all the delegates.
full story below:
This summer, California ProLife sent key officers to the Republican Platform Drafting Committee. They opposed it and reported back on the pending proposal to re-craft and ‘streamline’ the Platform.
We at California ProLife immediately alerted pro-lifers through our e-mail network. Many of you have responded, and for that we are very grateful. Many of you have been in direct communication with members. California ProLife Council has as well, and in addition sent each member a copy of Ronald Reagan’s book, Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation.
Now an update regarding the current status: The full committee will meet at the end of this week-end’s Convention. This may be a positive thing… for the time being. Pro-life Assemblyman Dan Logue, who chairs the committee, believes the votes are there to maintain the current platform. As the vote will take place AFTER the full convention the pro-abortion forces will not be able to appeal the decision and then attempt to bring a resolution to the floor.
But what this means is that there will very likely be a full floor-vote at the next State Republican Convention in Burlingame. So the question remains: Will the state Republican party follow the example of Arnold Schwarzenegger or Ronald Reagan? We will see then.
Thank YOU for standing strong for Life!
The backers of a $3 billion bond passed by California voters for stem cell research has failed. They kept no promises and have given money to support those on the 29 member board. Investors Business Daily nails the Stem Cell fraud in an editorial. The editorial hope voters will return to science and fiscal sanity. Something they forgot when they passed Pro. 71 in the first place.