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Working Together is a Win-Win Situation

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Working Together

The following report is proof positive that when we stay in our lanes and do our best work and respect others who are on different pages in the same book, leaders get bolder and are more willing to approach all or nothing based on successful advances.

Kansas State Representative Steve Brunk said Friday after the passage of the omnibus pro-life bill, “There are a growing number of legislators who want to explore the practicality of moving toward fetal heartbeat as opposed to the incremental approach.” House Judiciary Chairman Lance Kinzer, a pro-life leader in the legislature, added, “We’re at a point of re-evaluation. We’re now looking at a different agenda because so much of what we wanted to be accomplished, will be accomplished.”

Analysis: Kan. abortion foes’ wins create dilemma

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has enacted a wave of stricter abortion laws in the two-plus years Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has been in office, but those successes have led abortion opponents to discuss changing their tactics, unsure about what initiatives they’ll pursue next.

Thirty-two Kansas House members are sponsoring a proposed ban on most abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can occur as early as the sixth week of pregnancy, and the idea has the backing of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue. Nine of those House members also were sponsors of a previous “personhood” amendment to the state constitution aimed at banning all abortions, declaring that the constitution protects the rights of individual starting at fertilization.

Kansas not only bans most abortions starting at the 22nd week of pregnancy, but . . .

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Priests for Life to Co-Sponsor Screening of Documentary on Sex-Selection Abortion

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Priests for Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 4, 2013

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

“It’s a Girl” will be shown during U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

NEW YORK, NY — As part of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Priests for Life will co-sponsor a screening of “It’s A Girl,” a documentary that takes an unflinching look at gendercide and forced abortion in China and India. The screening will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center, 1 East 42nd St., Manhattan. The screening is open to the public.

The documentary focuses on 200 million “missing” women and girls who were killed in sex-selection abortions, or murdered or abandoned as newborns. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Andrew Brown, producer; Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, and Michael Platzer of the Academic Council on the United Nations System.

Priests for Life is a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. In a statement submitted as part of CSW, Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, said “violence against women and girls must be eliminated and prevented throughout the life cycle.

“Elimination of violence against women and girls must begin where the violence begins—in the womb,” Father Pavone said in the statement. “Sex-selection abortion is the ultimate act of discrimination against girls — a baby girl is identified in utero and her life ended simply because she is a baby girl. This violence based solely on the fact that she is a girl marks the beginning of gendercide or femicide. It is not surprising that the three most dangerous words in the world are ‘It’s a girl.’

“Violence against girls must not be allowed by anyone for any reason, including by the mother who wants to give birth to a son but is pregnant with a girl.”

“It’s a Girl” was an official selection in Amnesty International’s 2012 REEL Awareness Film Festival and was shown at the European Parliament in Brussels and the British Parliament in London. For information about the film, go it ItsaGirlmovie.com

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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