Victory on CA SB1338
(Abortion by Non-Doctors Bill)
Unable to Get Enough Votes
Please Make Thank You Calls
SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2012 -- Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) announced late Friday that she was withdrawing her bill to permit certain non-doctors to perform first trimester vacuum aspiration abortions. She was not able to get any Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee members, who had previously voted against the bill, to change their votes. Your phone calls and emails really helped.
Trick Used to Revive
CA Abortion by Non-Doctors Bill
SB 1338 Reconsideration Hearing
Monday, May 7
SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2012 -- Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego), backed by the power of state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), is attempting a sneaky amendment to revive SB 1338, a bill to permit non-doctors to perform first trimester vacuum aspiration surgical abortions. The passage of the bill was blocked in the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee on a 4-4 vote last week that stunned the abortion lobby. Two Democrats voted against it.
Conn. Catholic Conference
Praises Repeal of Death Penalty
-- The Connecticut legislature’s passage of a bill to abolish the death penalty is “a wonderful step in the right direction,” says Michael C. Culhane, director of the state's Catholic conference.
UN Women's Commission
Rejects Expansion of 'Reproductive Rights'
-- Amid controversy over the “rights” to contraception and abortion, the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women concluded its 56th annual meeting without reaching the necessary agreement for a concluding document.
Komen Reversal on Planned Parenthood Funding
Fails to Surprise Some
DALLAS, TX, February 3, 2012 -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced on the morning of Feb. 3 that it is amending its funding guidelines so that only those organizations under criminal investigation will be excluded, a move that could allow Planned Parenthood funding to be restored.
Walk for Life West Coast: A Unifying Event
SAN FRANCISCO, January 13, 2012 -- San Francisco’s 8th Annual Walk for Life West Coast on Jan. 21 should be the largest yet. It has certainly attracted the largest number of Catholic bishops ever.
Hoye Forces Application of "Bubble" Law
To Abortion Workers
OAKLAND, CA, December 20, 2011-- The case involving Pastor Walter Hoye’s right to Free Speech was back in court last week for a determination of proper remedy after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s July ruling that Oakland’s enforcement of its “bubble zone” ordinance “is a constitutionally invalid, content-based regulation of speech.” The hearing resulted in an order requiring Oakland to follow a policy containing no exceptions or qualifications about who is covered by the ordinance.
City of Oakland's Ordinance
Discriminates Against Pro-Life Pastor
Permanent Free Speech Injunction to be Sought
OAKLAND, CA, December 14, 2011-- On December 16, the Life Legal Defense Foundation will seek, on behalf of Pastor Walter Hoye, a permanent injunction against the City of Oakland for its inconsistent enforcement of an ordinance that forbids pro-lifers from communicating with women who are seeking abortions at abortion clinics.
Pregnancy Center Sues San Francisco
On ‘False Advertising’ Law
San Francisco, December 9, 2011 -- First Resort pregnancy center filed a freedom of speech lawsuit Nov. 16 in U.S. District Court to void a San Francisco “false advertising” ordinance that targets pregnancy centers and exempts abortion providers.
U.S. Must Lead In Adult Stem Cell Potential
Special Report by Ambassador Raymond Flynn
BOSTON, MA, November 17, 2011-- Last week I attended an International Conference at Aula Nuova Del Sibodo, The Vatican, with some of the world's leading scientists on stem cell research. Most of us attending the first International Conference on Adult Stem Cells: Science and The Future of Man and Culture, had never met each other before. The conference brought together many experts in medicine, research, science and religion. To round things out, former U.S. Secretary of Human Services, and Governor of Wisconsin Tommy Thompson, and I were the only two political leaders invited.
'Personhood' Defeat Not a Serious Setback
For Pro-Life Movement
-- Representatives of the Thomas More Society and the Pro-Life Action League say the defeat of Mississippi's “personhood” initiative does not mark a serious defeat for the pro-life movement.
Medical Expert Finds Growing
Secular Support for Catholic Teachings
ROME, November 11, 2011 -- A Catholic medical expert says he finds growing support for Church teachings among non-believers in the field of pediatrics, as shown by a recent secular journal that expresses love and care for the disabled.
Assisted Suicide Featured on Dr. Oz Show
Make a Statement Against Assisted Suicide
Let's Dr. Oz Know Where You Stand
LOS ANGELES, November 1, 2011-- Today's Dr. OZ show is featuring the subject of doctor assisted suicide. Our thanks goes to Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition,and the Californians Against Assisted Suicide for bringing this to our attention.
S.F. Supervisors Vote Law Against
Pregnancy Crisis Center ‘False Advertising’
SAN FRANCISCO, October 26th, 2011 --The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved 10-1 “false advertising” legislation that targets pregnancy centers and sent it to Mayor Ed Lee for his signature.
US Ban on Human Embryo Patents
.- Pro-life leaders welcomed the recent passage of the “Weldon Patent Ban,” which makes permanent a prohibition on patenting human embryos. Previously, the ban had to be annually renewed.