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“We Must Demand Our Government Enforce The Laws Already On The Books” says Catherine Davis

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

I do not ever watch horror stories. Ever. Yet, I find myself in the midst of a real horror story that happened right here in Georgia, at an abortion center on Powers Ferry Road. And unlike the movies where the monster is stopped from harming others, this monster is still performing abortions and billing taxpayers for it!

It was 10:00 a.m., October 7, 2009 when this young woman sought an abortion. She was the last patient of the day. Upon entering the center she paid $250 in cash and gave them her Medicaid card, understanding Medicaid was to be billed the remaining $200.00 for the $450.00 abortion. Shortly thereafter she was given a sonogram and 5 pills, one of which was an antibiotic and the rest she was told was for pain. After drawing blood another technician gave her another pill that she was told to place in her vagina. She was led to a room where other patients were to await her turn to go into the procedure room. It was here that she encountered a sixteen year old that was drooling (because of the medication she had been given) and crying because she needed help to the bathroom. As the young woman helped her to the bathroom, the teen explained she was back for a second procedure because when she got home the night before she realized the baby was still inside her.

Despite having had a narcotic administered, the patients were told to walk downstairs (unescorted by clinic staff) and change into a gown. Periodically center staff came to “check” on them to see if the narcotic had taken effect. When a Latina patient began acting drunk she was taken to another room where the procedure was performed. But the drugs were not having the desired effect on the young woman, so she was led, finally, to the procedure room where an Asian man inserted an IV into her hand. The drugs, she said, burned as they entered her body and the last thing she remembered was screaming. Twenty four hours later, . . .

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All Abortion Risks Must Be Disclosed, Appeals Court Rules

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Argument to Invert Traditional Medical Standards Rejected

Springfield, IL (July 26, 2012) — A U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that abortion providers can be required to disclose risks associated with abortion, even if the attending doctor believes the associated risk is only incidental to the abortion and not a direct result of it.

At issue was a South Dakota statute requiring abortionists to disclose to patients that women who have abortions are “at increased risk for suicide ideation and suicide.” This provision was challenged by Planned Parenthood, which argued that such a disclosure was untrue and misleading in the absence of irrefutable evidence that abortion is the direct cause of suicidal behavior.

Planned Parenthood admitted that numerous studies show a statistical association between abortion and suicide. For example, an eight-year study of the entire population of women in Finland found that the risk of suicide among women who aborted was six times higher in the following year than that of women who had given birth and three times higher than that of women who had not been pregnant.

But Planned Parenthood’s experts argued that such statistical associations did not prove a direct causal link between abortion and suicide. They argued that the higher rate of suicides might be due to prior psychological issues that predispose women who were already suicidal to have more abortions. If that were true, the observed statistical association would be incidental, not causal.

In an en banc ruling — a ruling from the entire bench instead of a panel of judges — the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Planned Parenthood’s argument in an 8-4 decision, observing that “[i]t is a typical medical practice to inform patients of statistically significant risks that have been associated with a procedure through medical research, even if causation has not been proved definitively.”

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Black Pro-life Coalition Calls for Planned Parenthood Accountability in Chicago Death

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Contact: Walter B. Hoye II, National Black Pro-life Coalition, 510-225-4055 ext 4

UNION CITY, Calif., Aug. 1, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ — Abortion, the most unregulated surgical procedure in the nation, has left a trail of dead women and over 54 million babies in its wake where, disproportionately, thirty five percent of those dead babies are Black.

Planned Parenthood has long maintained abortion is a safe option for women. They keep pictures of coat hangers before the public, assuring America that keeping abortion legal will protect women from harm. Yet, in 1972, Planned Parenthood funneled money to psychologist Harvey Karman who worked with (recently indicted Philadelphia “House of Horrors” abortionist) Kermit Gosnell to implement a “super-coil” abortion method on 15 black pregnant women. These low-income women, all in their second trimester, were bussed from Chicago to Philadelphia for this “safe” procedure. Nine of these women were seriously harmed during the violent experiment, including one who had to have a hysterectomy.

Today, just like then, women’s lives and health are never the concern of Planned Parenthood and other abortionists. Ryan Bomberger, Chief Creative Officer of The Radiance Foundation believes: “Pro-abortion activists like to call abortion ‘reproductive justice,’ but we can only call this reproductive death. In the inverted and violent world of pro-abortion activism, ‘justice’ inflicts harm upon the weaker and the defenseless — the unborn.”

Stephen Broden, Senior Pastor of Fair Park Bible Fellowship believes: “The recent death of Tonya Reaves in Chicago is only one example of the tragic havoc Planned Parenthood has wreaked across America. They are a threat to our women, children and ultimately our survival. Their influence and presence must be removed from our community.”

Pro-abortion journalists claim conservatives are making this political. Catherine Davis, Founder and President of the Restoration Project, finds the accusation repugnant: “The tragedy in Chicago should never have happened. That facility was not medically equipped to handle a surgical late term abortion. This is about the failure of an organization that holds itself out as a champion of women, and women’s issues to champion reasonable medical standards.”

“At a minimum, Planned Parenthood was criminally negligent when they left Tonya bleeding in their facility for more than five hours. Planned Parenthood’s lack of action demonstrates a depraved indifference for the life of this young woman. Planned Parenthood must be held accountable for the death of Tonya Reaves,” said Walter Hoye of the Issues4Life Foundation, the California Civil Rights Foundation and the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California.

Rev. Arnold Culbreath, Director of Urban Outreach for Protecting Black Life agrees. “Surely the African-American community will wake up and stop giving Planned Parenthood a pass. Too many of our women and children have been butchered at their hands,” he said.

“We pray this tragedy awakens the collective conscience of Black America to a wretched and unregulated industry that is profiting from the deaths of children and the deliberate mis-education of young women,” said Dean Nelson, Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation.

“We still believe that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” said Alveda King, Founder of King for America. “We demand the unjust targeting of the black community by abortionists be investigated and immediately ended.”

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I am Outraged. I am Incensed. Remember Tonya Reaves

Friday, July 27th, 2012

These two blogs came from my good friend Catherine Davis. You can check out other blogs from her at http://talkaboutitcd.blogspot.com/

I Am Outraged. I Am Incensed. Remember Tonya Reaves.

As I am writing this post and it has been a while since I have posted something, I am outraged, absolutely incensed! I am also so very tired of the duplicity and subterfuge of the abortion industry in general and Planned Parenthood in particular. Planned Parenthood has long used infant and maternal mortality rates of the black community to justify the construction of their abortion dens in urban areas where blacks reside. They have told their foot soldiers to cite historical disparities whenever the black prolife community refers to the numbers of abortions on black women. Call for an end to the disparities they are told, so that they are controlling the conversation. There is one disparity however, they want to make sure quickly dies in the media. There is one disparity they are furiously working to bury. On Friday, July 20, 2012, there was death and mayhem across America. A mad man took the lives of at least 12, and injured 58. But there was more mayhem in America on that same day. A young 24 year old mother, daughter, sister who thought she was having one of the “safest medical procedures provided in the United States and Canada today” died. Her name was Tonya Reaves. Tonya went to the Planned Parenthood on 18 S. Michigan Ave in Chicago and did not return home. Instead she was transported to a hospital where she “died of a hemorrhage and her pregnancy was a contributing factor”. Nowhere was it mentioned that Planned Parenthood’s failure to exercise reasonable medical care was the cause of her death. All across America there is a wake of women who like Tonya, have been reproductively maimed or killed by Planned Parenthood or one of the other many abortionists that hold themselves out as providing safe choices for women. As anti-life forces were urged to do in a Congressional Black Caucus, Pro-Choice Caucus briefing at the United States Capital on May 10, 2012, Mary Mitchell, of the Chicago Sun Times, one of the pro-abortion “friendly” media members, turned the conversation away from the death of Tonya Reaves at the hands of a Planned Parenthood abortionist. Instead of focusing on the lack of reasonable medical care in the abortion industry she began to shift the focus toward the billboards and other education tools the black pro-life community has used to educate about abortion’s genocidal impact in the black community. She shamelessly, while accusing the pro-life community of attempting to make Ms. Reaves our poster child for life, began the fast track of painting Planned Parenthood and abortion as the injured victims. Shame on her and shame on them! Before the Reaves family can even mourn their loss and lay their family member to rest, Planned Parenthood has begun their spin, washing their hands of their negligence and participation in Tonya’s death. This issue is not about choice. It is not about a woman making a “heart wrenching” decision about an extremely private procedure” as Mary wants us to believe. For years now the pro-abortion community has marched, chanted, and screamed when there has been any attempt to regulate abortion, the most unregulated surgical procedure in the nation. Any attempts to ensure abortionists are giving women the reasonable measure of care we have come to expect for any other surgical procedure are met with resistance and demonstrations. Yet, the 2011 Guttmacher Institute report Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States, stated that “fewer than 0.3% of abortion patients experience a complication that requires hospitalization”. That minimal percentage actually translates into at least 3,000 women requiring hospitalization in each of the years that abortion reached 1.2 million or higher which has been the case since 1977. So in 35 years that would mean more than 100,000 women have been injured. Even if we only counted those injured since the issuance of the 1999 report Guttmacher is citing, we are looking at more than 42,000 women. I wonder who considers that a reasonable number because I certainly don’t. I think the average woman does not know that: “the risk of death associated with abortion increases with the length of pregnancy, from one death for every one million abortions at or before eight weeks to one per 29,000 at 16–20 weeks—and one per 11,000 at 21 or more weeks” and I doubt the abortionist informs the woman of this potentially life impacting fact before he does the procedure. According to Guttmacher about nineteen percent of the approximately 1.2 million abortions each year are performed on women who are sixteen or more weeks pregnant. Each year then we can expect seven to eight deaths of the mother. Again, I do not think this is reasonable, especially for the families whose loved one has died. Let’s keep it real, Planned Parenthood is spitting in our face and calling it rain and they really believe we don’t know the difference. No this is not about choice. This is about the healthcare disparities Planned Parenthood has long inflicted upon black women all across America. This is about the failure of an organization that holds itself out as a champion of women, to champion reasonable health care for women of color. Wake up America. We have genocide within the shores of the nation that was long thought of as the shining light on the hill. We have dressed the genocide up in the clothing of women’s rights while the population control enthusiasts kill our babies, our daughters, our mothers. I am outraged, more than incensed . . .

I am Outraged. I am Incenced Times Two

I received this comment on my most recent blog, I Am Outraged. I Am Incensed, about the death of Tonya Reaves from someone named Kathi: “While this is a very sad death, the number of women who experience complications or die during an abortion procedure are a lot less than the number of women who have complications or die during pregnancy! Amnesty International reports that at least 2 women die EVERY DAY in the US due to pregnancy.“ I have waited to comment so that I would not be flippant with Kathi. I have waited to write because I did not want to do this out of anger. I have spent this time trying to convince myself that Kathi really believes that her comment is somehow relevant to this discussion and she is not just another rabidly pro-abortion advocate that supports the abortion at all costs ideology. And then I received this news from CBS in Chicago: “Reaves had the abortion – formally called a “D and E” or dilation and evacuation procedure – at Planned Parenthood at 18 S. Michigan Ave. at 11 a.m., according to documents. After the procedure, she was suffering bleeding, and a Fire Department ambulance took her to Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 4:30 p.m.” I am just stunned and crushed. For five and one half hours Tonya lay in the Planned Parenthood on 18 S. Michigan in Chicago with her life’s blood pouring out of her. And Planned Parenthood clearly – did -nothing – to save her life. They did not even check her to determine why she was bleeding so profusely. They couldn’t have – because once at the hospital Tonya underwent a second D and E procedure. This means the abortion done by Planned Parenthood was incomplete. Not only had they left parts of Tonya’s baby in her but later the emergency room physician, through a second ultra sound discovered her uterus had been perforated as well, but now it was too late to save her life. Kathi, I cannot imagine the horror Tonya faced as she realized how great the injury she had suffered was. I cannot imagine her thoughts as she slipped away, unable to be resuscitated because Planned Parenthood cared so little for her life that they held her in their abortion den until the lifesaving aid that was being rendered by a leading Trauma unit in Chicago was not enough to bring her back from the brink of death toward which Planned Parenthood pushed her. I cannot imagine that you or anyone else can compare this butchery with the trauma that is sometimes experienced in the natural process of childbirth. I am outraged. I am incensed times two. Substandard medical care is the order of the day with Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers– especially when dealing with black women. In their population control and eugenic enthusiasm they routinely injure and sometimes kill women. In their arrogance they believe they can simply change the conversation and none of us will notice the trail of reproductive destruction that is sister to the always death generating practice of abortion. May God have mercy on us if we allow this to continue.

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And They Want You To Believe That Abortions Are Safe And Rare!

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

This past Friday Tonya Reaves, 24, died from a hemorrhage after an abortion at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Chicago. Many people may think that this is a rare occurrence but nothing can be further from the truth. Botched abortions happen all the time and yes some even result in death. Unfortunately, the abortion industry is so under regulated that many of the complication from abortions go unreported or are reported but absent the abortion component.

This is a perfect example of what I’m talking about. The CBS Chicago article states, “Tonya Reaves, 24, died late Friday night from a hemorrhage, with a cervical dilation and evacuation, as well as an intrauterine pregnancy as contributing causes, according to the medical examiner’s office.

“She died after she’d had an abortion at Planned Parenthood at 18 S. Michigan Av, according to the medical examiner’s office.”

“Her death was ruled an accident.”

And what did Planned Parenthood have to say about her death?

In a written statement, Planned Parenthood of Illinois CEO Carole Brite said “We were shocked and saddened upon learning of a tragic development at a nearby hospital. Our hearts go out to the loved ones of this patient.

“While legal abortion services in the United States have a very high safety record, a tragedy such as this is devastating to loved ones and we offer our deepest sympathies. Planned Parenthood of Illinois cares deeply about the health and safety of each and every patient. We do not publicly discuss private patient matters and we follow HIPAA laws that forbid the disclosure of patient information.”

But will Planned Parenthood be held responsible? Probably not. Should they? Absolutely.

As Operation Rescue writes in their article, “Abortion deaths like this are completely avoidable. When a woman bleeds to death after an abortion, it is usually an indication of error on the part of the abortionist coupled with a delay in calling for emergency assistance. Planned Parenthood should be held accountable,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. “Our heartfelt prayers go out to the victim’s family at this time of tragic loss.”

Carol Everett, an ex. abortionist speaks out in Bloodmoney and tells of the many incidents of botched abortions and the industries lack of care for the safety of the women. Their main goal was to make money, laws and rules be damned.

The main media doesn’t report on this too much because they are beholding to the liberals. Only when something as horrific as the Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who ran an abortion clinic so horrific that it was called the “House of Horror” will the media report on it. But check out a pro-life website like Operation Rescue and you will see report after report of botched abortions.

We must start demanding that regulatory agencies start doing their jobs and inspect abortion clinics and if found in violation of the law, shut them down. Women need to be protected from predators that are more interested in the almighty dollar than they are about the safety of their patients.

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Fibromyalgia, Abortion and artificial/invasive birth control chemicals and procedures… Really?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Philip Ney relates the story of a patient of his who developed fibromyalgia, which causes chronic pain without any apparent cause. He found that she had undergone an abortion just before this pain began, and since then, has developed a theory that in some cases, the pain of fibromyalgia may in fact be caused by chemicals released by the aborted baby’s flesh when it is torn apart. These chemicals cross the placenta, and lodge in the mother’s nervous system. In reality, she is feeling not her own pain, but that of her aborted child. We have not yet begun to understand all the implications of abortion, and of how destroying a child in the womb destroys the rest of us.

Let’s pray that our society may forsake abortion and find healing.

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Silent No More founders: From China, we can learn the truth about abortion and breast cancer

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2012

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

Janet Morana and Georgette Forney, co-founders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, today issued the following statement about a new study conducted in China that establishes an abortion-breast cancer link.

“This is a perfect time for a study that finds an abortion-breast cancer link to come out of China, while the world’s attention is still focused on the fate of forced abortion protester Chen Guangcheng,” Mrs. Morana and Mrs. Forney said. “Perhaps it’s time for an honest assessment of how this common surgical procedure – sold to American women and forced on unwilling Chinese women – is actually hurting all women.

The study reported in the Asian Pacific Journal of Breast Cancer Prevention concluded that “compared with women who had no history of induced abortion, women with a previous induced abortion had a significant increased risk of breast cancer.” For older women, the risk of developing breast cancer was even higher. To read the study, click HERE.

These findings were not unexpected.

“Medical professionals in the pro-life community in the United States have recognized the abortion breast cancer link for decades, but our ‘pro-choice’ culture can’t hear a bad word spoken about abortion,” the Silent No More co-founders said. “From China, where abortion is a tool of a repressive government, we can learn the truth. Abortion hurts women in so many ways. And one of those ways is that it increases the risk of breast cancer, which annually kills more than 39,000 women in the United States alone.

“Abortionists should be required by law to share this vital information with the women who come to them to end their pregnancies.”

Since the launch of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign in 2003, 4,845 women and men have shared their testimonies publicly at over 865 gatherings in 48 states and 10 countries where more than 110,830 attendees have heard the truth about abortion’s negative aftereffects. More than 10,100 people representing 57 countries are registered to be Silent No More. Raising awareness about the hurtful aftermath of abortion and the help that is available to cope with the pain are two of the Campaign’s goals. The Campaign has over 1,300 testimonies posted here, with over 120 that are shared via video!

The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is a joint project of Anglicans for Life and Priests for Life. For more information, please visit Silent No More Awareness Campaign.

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International Catholic Organization to File Lawsuit against Obama Administration for Conscience Violation Regarding Forced Coverage of Abortion and Contraception

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

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Date: February 8, 2012

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Staten Island, NY – Priests for Life, a New York based international pro-life organization of Catholic clergy and laity, today announced that it will be filing a lawsuit against the Obama Administration in an effort to seek injunctive relief from impending regulations that would require the organization to pay for employee health insurance that covers abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization.

The Obama Administration’s rules – recently brought forth by a decree from the Department of Health and Human Services – are part of the controversial “ObamaCare” health insurance law (the so-called “Affordable Care Act”) that was passed by Congress in 2010 amidst endless ambiguities, confusion, and false assurances by President Obama himself that it would never be used to violate any organization’s or individual’s conscience on moral issues.

Now that the new HHS rules have been formally issued, however, Americans of all faiths are stunned that the Obama Administration is going to require employers to provide health insurance coverage for certain acts that go directly against their consciences or religious beliefs.

The lawsuit will seek injunctive relief from the HHS rules – first on behalf of Priests for Life, and hopefully extending universally since all organizations and companies will be affected by the tyrannical HHS decree. Priests for Life is particularly well placed to pursue this litigation because its primary purposes are to promote and protect life whereas the primary purposes of the contraceptive mandate are to prevent and destroy life.

According to Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, “It’s unthinkable that President Obama would force Americans of any faith to violate their consciences. Yet here he is, arrogantly imposing these regulations that clearly discriminate against Catholics and all Christians, as well as people of any faith who believe in the sanctity of innocent human life. This has clearly become a human rights case – and is no longer just a partisan political football.”

Priests for Life has retained noted civil rights attorney Charles LiMandri of San Diego to represent them in their lawsuit against Obama. LiMandri achieved national distinction by saving the famous “Mt. Soledad Cross” – a historic war memorial that had been erected on public property many decades ago, which local atheists sought to have torn down. He has also fought for the rights of San Diego firefighters who were forced to participate in a vulgar “gay pride” parade against their will or else face termination. He was also the General Counsel for the National Organization for Marriage–California during the successful Proposition 8 Campaign to save traditional marriage.

LiMandri remarks, “This is the first time in history any administration has used brute force to compel someone to violate his conscience or moral convictions. It’s unheard of. It’s also antithetical to the core American principles of religious liberty and freedom from invasions of privacy. We intend to fight the ill-conceived HHS edict and challenge it on constitutional grounds. This case could go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. And we’ll be happy to take it there if need be.”

Priests for Life is the largest Catholic pro-life organization in the United States. It is a private association of the faithful and an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit educational corporation. Under the Obama Administration’s new HHS rules, it is treated like any other corporation and therefore must comply with these conscience-violating mandates, decrees, and punitive measures.

Priests for Life applauds the members of Congress who have introduced legislation to address the HHS policy, and will also support the efforts of the Church, and many other groups, to pass such legislation.

Further details of the lawsuit will be forthcoming.

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

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Diagnosing the Problem

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

An extremely overweight woman calls her doctor’s office to schedule an appointment to get rid of all the excess fat. An appointment is made for liposuction surgery the following week.

The day of the surgery comes and the woman goes to the doctor’s office for surgery. Before surgery a counselor escorts the woman to a small room where they explain the liposuction procedure and what she can expect. She is given a pamphlet with a list of foods that are safe for her to eat subsequent to her surgery so that she doesn’t put on the weight back and ends up back for surgery again. The list of foods includes a picture next to each food. The food includes items like hamburgers, french fries, ice cream, cake, hot dogs, and pizza. However, the pictures next to the food items are those of vegetable and fruits. Additionally, she’s given a prescription to take with each meal which is supposed to prevent her body from converting the food to fat. (Studies have shown that it is not always effective.)

The discussion with the counselor does not include anything about the actual surgery, the risks of the surgery or any side effects. All she is told that once she has the surgery everything will be okay and she can resume her life as before without the extra fat.

She is not counseled on good eating habits, on exercising, on food quantity consumption, or the dangers of the liposuction surgery.

The narrative above shocks the conscience of the average person. If a doctor acted this recklessly and without real regard for the patient, the public would be in an uproar and would call for the revocation of the doctor’s license.

So why aren’t people in an uproar over the abortion industry?

They do the same thing.

An extremely pregnant woman calls her doctor’s office to schedule an appointment to get rid of all the baby. An appointment is made for abortion surgery the following week.

The day of the surgery comes and the woman goes to the doctor’s office for surgery. Before surgery a counselor escorts the woman to a small room where they explain the abortion procedure and what she can expect. She is given a pamphlet with a list of sexual activities that are safe for her to try subsequent to her surgery so that she doesn’t get pregnant and ends up back for surgery again. The list of sexual activities includes . . . . However, the picture next to the sexual activities are those of non-pregnant women. Additionally, she’s given a condom to use with each sexual act which is supposed to prevent her body from becoming pregnant. (Studies have shown that it is not always effective.)

The discussion with the counselor does not include anything about the actual surgery, the risks of the surgery or any side effects. All she is told that once she has the surgery everything will be okay and she can resume her life as before without the baby.

She is not counseled on abstinence, on chastity, on adoption, or the dangers of the abortion surgery.

The abortion industry must be stopped. The public must be educated on what really happens in abortion centers. We must make know the effects of abortion on the women who have had an abortion and the men who have been involved an abortion.

But most importantly, we must educate men and women on how to prevent pregnancy. The only 100% sure way is through abstinence and chastity. Stopping promiscuity is the first step in ending the unplanned pregnancy issue and thus ending abortion.

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New Hearing Set for Accused Murderer Riley; Brigham Will Not Fight Extradition

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012


Written by Operation Rescue

Salt Lake City, UT – Accused murderer Nicola Riley made a brief court appearance in Salt Lake City, Utah, yesterday, her first one since being arrested on a fugitive warrant issued by Maryland authorities after a grand jury issued murder indictments for her and her associate Steven Chase Brigham.

Riley’s hearing was continued until January 9 when her attorney is expected to ask for bail and extradition back to Maryland to face charges will be considered. She is currently being held without bail. Her attorneys have stated that they want her released on bail so she can self-surrender to authorities in Maryland.

“Based on her history of dishonesty and criminal conduct, it would be unwise to trust Riley to turn herself in,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “She is being charged with murder, not jaywalking. Release on bail is inappropriate.”

Riley served three years in a Federal Military Prison at Ft. Leavenworth in Kansas after being convicted of felonies related to credit card and identity theft. She lied about her charges and incarceration to medical board authorities in three states in order to gain licensure. Operation Rescue discovered the untruths and reported her to the authorities. Her licenses have since been surrendered or restricted.

Meanwhile, the Baltimore Sun has reported that Brigham, who is being held on $3 million bail in the Camden County Jail in New Jersey, is not expected to fight extradition. His hearing is scheduled for January 5.

Brigham was charged with five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of second-degree murder. Riley was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder. The charges are the result of a Grand Jury investigation. Additionally, Brigham and Riley were each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit murder. A grand jury investigated the case for 16 months before issuing the indictments.

Additional details of the case are expected to be released at the time Brigham and Riley are arraigned and the court records unsealed.

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