Revista Times: Promotores do aborto têm perdido as batalhas contra os pro-vidas nos EUA

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WASHINGTON DC, 04 Jan. 13 / 03:50 pm (ACI/EWTN Noticias).- Na capa de sua edição de janeiro de 2013, a famosa revista americana Times, assegura que embora “40 anos atrás, os ativistas do direito ao aborto obtiveram uma épica vitória com (a sentença da Corte Suprema no caso) Roe vs. Wade“, que permitiu a legalização do aborto nos Estados Unidos, “eles estiveram perdendo desde então” para os pró-vidas.

Capa deste mês da Revista Times

Capa deste mês da Revista Times

Conforme explica Kate Pickert, autora do artigo de capa, desde que em janeiro de 1973 a Corte Suprema dos Estados Unidos converteu em um direito federal o acesso ao aborto, “o movimento pro-choice (abortista) vem  perdendo” as suas lutas.

“Em muitas partes do país, atualmente, recorrer a um aborto é mais difícil que em muitos lugares desde a década de 1970”.

Pickert assinalou que “há menos médicos dispostos a realizar o procedimento e menos clínicas abortistas no negócio”.

“Os ativistas pro-choice (abortistas) foram ultrapassados por seus contrapartes pró-vidas, que pressionaram exitosamente para obter regulações estatais que limitam o acesso” ao aborto, escreveu.

“Muitos estados requerem atualmente que as mulheres passem por aconselhamento, períodos de espera ou ultrassons antes de submeter-se a abortos”, indicou.

Para a jornalista americana, “a causa pró-vida esteve ganhando a guerra do aborto, em parte, porque buscou uma estratégia organizada e bem executada”.

Além disso, reconheceu, “a opinião pública está crescentemente” do lado pró-vida.

“Graças ao ultrassom pré-natal e aos avanços da neonatologia, os americanos podem agora saber como se vê um feto e que os bebês nascidos tão prematuramente como às 24 semanas agora podem sobreviver”, assinalou Pickert.

A jornalista da Times disse que “apesar de que três quartos dos americanos acreditarem que o aborto deveria ser legal em alguns ou todos os casos, a maioria apoia leis estatais que regulem o procedimento, e cada vez menos se identificam a si mesmos como ‘pro-choice’ nas pesquisas de opinião pública”.

Pickert também retratou a divisão geracional que destrói por dentro a causa abortista, pois “os jovens ativistas do direito ao aborto reclamam de que as líderes das organizações feministas”, que tinham 20 ou 30 anos quando se legalizou o aborto nos Estados Unidos, “não estão dispostas a passar a tocha às novas gerações”.

Entretanto, para Kate Pickert, um dos principais motivos da derrota dos promotores do aborto é que “em uma democracia dinâmica como os Estados Unidos, defender o status quo é sempre mais difícil que lutar para mudá-lo”.

Uma das expressões mais claras do avanço da causa pró-vida nos Estados Unidos é a multitudinária marcha nacional pela defesa da vida que mobilizam centenas de milhares de pessoas, com frequência ignoradas pelos meios, todos os anos em janeiro, no aniversário da sentença de Roe vs. Wade.

A última marcha, em 2012, reuniu mais de 400 mil pessoas que durante várias horas suportaram intenso frio, neblina e até chuva enquanto percorriam as principais ruas da capital americana até a sede do Capitólio.

Corte Judicial ordena para ONG abortista informar relação entre aborto, suicídio e saúde mental – Court Orders Planned Parenthood: Inform Women of Abortion-Suicide Link

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by Steven Ertelt | Pierre, SD | LifeNews.com | 7/24/12

A federal appeals court has upheld a provision of a South Dakota law requiring the states lone abortion business, operated by Planned Parenthood, that it has to inform women of the validity of the link between abortion and suicide. With women facing a host of mental health issues following an abortion, Planned Parenthood can no longer keep women in the dark about them.

An en banc panel of the court declared that South Dakota’s statute that requires abortion doctors to disclose to pregnant mothers that an abortion places the mother at increased risk for suicide ideation and suicide constitutional because the disclosure is truthful, non-misleading, and relevant to the pregnant mother’s decision of whether or not to consent to an abortion.

Harold J. Cassidy, a pro-life attorney who represented Leslee Unruh, president of the Alpha Center of Sioux Falls, and Stacy Wollman, president of Care Net of Rapid City — two pregnancy centers that provide abortion alternatives — sent LifeNews details about the decision.

He called the decision “a fabulous victory for the women of the State of South Dakota.”

“The Court ruled that the women will now be given additional important information before they consent to an abortion: that the abortion places a woman at increased risk of suicide ideation and suicide,” he said. “This victory represents the fourth separate decision of the Eighth Circuit reversing the District Court in this one case, two decisions issued by en banc Courts four years apart – a rare occurrence that underscores the importance of the issues presented by the case.”

As a result of the decision, upholding all eight major provisions of South Dakota’s Abortion Informed Consent Statute, pregnant mothers will now be informed:

(1) that “an abortion terminates the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being;”
(2) that the mother’s “relationship with that second human being enjoys protection under the Constitution of the United States and the Laws of South Dakota;”
(3) that relationship and all rights attached to it will be terminated; and
(4) the abortion places the mother “at increased risk for suicide ideation and suicide.”

“Any decision that a pregnant mother makes in the context of her considering an abortion that will deprive her of the joy and fulfillment of a life long relationship with her child, must be totally voluntary and well informed. The victory today is a step towards achieving that goal for the women of South Dakota,” Cassidy said.

The case ends a several-year-long legal battle Planned Parenthood pitched over the law.

Cassidy stated: “The people of the State of South Dakota have stood up to the threats, false accusations and litigation tactics of Planned Parenthood. In the process, the people of South Dakota have shown that they will not be intimidated by threats of litigation, threats of payment of attorneys’ fees, and will hold fast to their conviction that a handful of people in New York, with a radical philosophy, will not dictate to the people of South Dakota, when, if, and how they will protect their women from harm, pressure, coercion and false and incomplete information when making the most important decision of their lives.”

There have been numerous studies that found an association between abortion and suicide. Other studies have found a link between abortion and depression (which is a major risk factor for suicide). For example:

A 1995 study by A.C. Gilchrist in the British Journal of Psychiatry found that in women with no history of psychiatric illness, the rate of deliberate self-harm was 70 percent higher after abortion than after childbirth.

A 1996 study in Finland by pro-choice researcher Mika Gissler in the British Medical Journal found that the suicide rate was nearly six times greater among women who aborted than among women who gave birth.

A 2002 record-linkage study of California Medicaid patients in the Southern Medical Journal, which controlled for prior mental illness, found that suicide risk was 154 percent higher among women who aborted than among those who delivered.

A March 2004 report from the National Institutes of Health revealed that suicide is now the third leading cause of death among America’s young people. In fact, for teen girls and young women, the suicide rate has tripled over the past 25 years.

While suicide among women in the typical abortion age range is rising, suicide rates for Americans in general are dropping across the country. Dr. David Reardon, director of the Springfield, Illinois-based Elliot Institute, says abortion is partly to blame for the increase.

“Given the fact that more than half of all women having abortions are under the age of 25, and more than 20 percent of women having abortions are teenagers, the increased suicide rate among teens and young women is sadly not a surprise,” Reardon said.

One study published in August 2003 edition of the British Medical Journal found that women who had abortions were seven times more likely to commit suicide than women who gave birth.

Reardon says unwanted abortions are a reality for teens and young women who are often pressured by boyfriends or parents to have abortions. e says as many as one in six abortions are performed as a result of such coercion and a study the Elliot Institute conducted among women experiencing post-abortion problems reveals that 80 percent said that would not have had an abortion if they had received support from others to have the child.

“Even if their families might give them the support they need to have their babies, many teens often undergo secret abortions without telling their parents,” Reardon said. “Either way, these girls and young women often have no one to turn to when they are in despair over an abortion.”

Fonte: http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/24/court-orders-planned-parenthood-inform-women-of-abortion-suicide-link/

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Prejuízos do fumo na gravidez. Como evitar. Vídeos legendados em português

Pro-Abortion Movement Finds Ultrasound Images Threatening

English: fetus sonogram

English: fetus sonogram (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

O movimento pró-aborto encontra ameaça em imagens de ecografias  na gravidez postadas no Facebook

 

The pro-abortion movement finds itself once again between a rock and a hard place as technology advancements shed greater light on the humanity of the unborn child.

From the advent of 4-D ultrasounds to Facebook  allowing parents to list their unborn child as a family member on their profiles, technology has only aided the pro-life cause. The latest trend to give voice to the voiceless child in the womb is the Photoshopping of sonogram images onto a picture of the mother’s belly.

 

According to The Daily, “Shelly Kuhn, a family portrait photographer from Tonawanda, N.Y., has Photoshopped clients’ sonogram images onto their maternity shoots several times, and sees it as an artistic portrayal of pregnancy.

“Clients have asked me for it. Women love seeing what their children look like on their belly, they find it intriguing,” Kuhn told The Daily. “I would love to do more of these. But there is a debate over whether it’s morbid and disgusting or beautiful.”

It should come as no surprise that the pro-abortion movement ardently opposes the images. An editor of the Tumblr “STFU Parents” said parents are “doing it because they’re a little obsessive. There’s something inherently narcissistic about taking the time to create this ‘art.’ ”

Andrea White, a client of photographer Shelly Kuhn, says, “These photos are something I really cherish, I thought it was so neat,” said White. “As for the people that think it’s creepy, I can’t say I really understand where they are coming from, but to each their own, I guess.”

The outrage from the pro-abortion movement has little to do with artistic preferences but more to do with what they view as a threat to their political agenda.

Allison Benedikt from Slate wrote that the images “got us thinking about how the more we treat fetuses like people—including them in our family photo shoots, tagging them on our Facebook walls, giving them their own Twitter accounts—the harder it will be to deny that they are people when the next, say, personhood amendment comes up, with legislators and activists arguing that “the unborn child” inside a pregnant woman’s womb should have the same rights as the living among us.”

The headline of the Slate article reads: “Photoshopping a sonogram onto your pregnant stomach isn’t just tacky, it’s bad for women.” When they say “bad for women,” they really just mean bad for the agenda of the pro-abortion movement. It’s as if abortion advocates know life exists long before birth but are making a deliberate effort to hide that inconvenient fact.

At the time Roe vs. Wade was decided in 1973, little was known about life before birth. The child in the womb was largely a mystery. But today, with the ability to watch unborn children on sonogram monitors, see them swim about, make facial expressions and move their little fingers, there is little doubt life is present. There is also considerable evidence that unborn children experience pain even prior to 20 weeks after conception. Sonogram images, including those now used in family portraits, mark a significant milestone in our growing understanding of human life.

However, in many places throughout the country, our laws do not reflect this advanced understanding. For instance, in our nation’s capital, abortion is legal for any reason whatsoever right up until the moment of birth. It’s time to leave the mentality of the 1970’s in the past and for our laws to match what we now know to be true about unborn human life.

 

Fonte:  http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/22/pro-abortion-movement-finds-ultrasound-images-threatening/

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Half of Young Adults Don’t Know Planned Parenthood Does Abortions

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 Aborto: uma lucrativa atividade que precisa isentar médicos de  responsabilidades criminais para continuar a prosperar 

Metade dos jovens adultos nos EUA não sabem que a Planned Parenthood também faz abortos.  No Brasil, provavelmente este percentual de desconhecimento alcança a quase  100% de jovens e adultos.   A Planned Parenthood é o maior negócio abortista  do mundo  e, sempre que consegue a legalização do aborto em algum país, lá se estabelece com  clínicas particulares de aborto e obtém lucros cada vez maiores com esta prática.  O  maior interesse dela, portanto, é isentar de responsabilidades criminais os médicos que  praticarem o aborto mediante pagamento;  o que,  no Projeto do Novo Código Penal, elaborado por comissão de juristas da confiança do Governo Federal – inconstitucionalmente – está liberando em todas as hipóteses no Brasil, mediante novo artíficio jurídico. Para o público é dito que apenas foram “ampliadas” as hipóteses de aborto no Projeto do Novo Código Penal: mentira, ele já está encaminhado para aprovação no Congresso com artifícios que permitem – na prática – o aborto em qualquer hipótese.

(…) “On December 27, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) released its latest Annual Report for 2009-2010. The report indicates PPFA had a total budget of $1.04 billion and an excess of revenue over expenses of 18.5 million dollars — a net profit. The new report also revealed 46 percent of the total PPFA budget comes from taxpayer dollars in the form of government funding.” (…)

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A question in a new survey Students for Life of America released last week should cause alarm for pro-life advocate working against Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business.

In the Students for Life nationally-commissioned poll, young, college-aged adults, were asked a variety of questions on abortion issues. One question queried, “Do you believe it is (ROTATED) mostly true or mostly false that Planned Parenthood clinics offer abortion to pregnant women?”

Alarmingly, despite the fact that Planned Parenthood does more than one-quarter of all abortions in the United States and is one of the leading worldwide abortion businesses, the plurality of respondents – 48% – said they did not know or could not judge whether Planned Parenthood clinics offered abortions to pregnant women. While half had no idea Planned Parenthood is an abortion business, 37 percent understood the true nature of the organization while another 11 percent said Planned Parenthood doesn’t do abortions.

The poll also found pro-life advocates have significantly more work to do to expose Planned Parenthood, its abuses, violations of law, botched abortions, how it misleads women and how it promotes abortions nationally and globally. The poll found 66 percent of those young adults surveyed have a favorable view of Planned Parenthood while 11 percent have an unfavorable view, 14 percent are unsure and three percent had never heard of the abortion giant.

“Respondents’ favorability towards Planned Parenthood was a strong indicator of whether they believed the organization to be an abortion provider. Those who were unfavorable toward Planned Parenthood were much more likely than its supporters to know about their abortion offerings (69%-40%),” the SFLA poll indicated. “However, respondents that identified as pro-choice on both the 2-point and 6-point scales were more inclined than pro-lifers to know about Planned Parenthood’s abortion offerings (45% vs. 40%, 2 pt.; 48% vs. 32%, 6pt). This demonstrates a messaging opportunity to pro-life and conservative young adults, as well as those who straddle the fence on the issue.”

The most recent annual report from Planned Parenthood showed it helped fewer pregnant women with prenatal care and the number of pregnant women it referred for adoptions declined as well.

On December 27, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) released its latest Annual Report for 2009-2010. The report indicates PPFA had a total budget of $1.04 billion and an excess of revenue over expenses of 18.5 million dollars — a net profit. The new report also revealed 46 percent of the total PPFA budget comes from taxpayer dollars in the form of government funding.

The report also broke down the “services” Planned Parenthood offers in addition to abortions. Planned Parenthood has always come under fire from pro-life groups for doing hundreds of thousands of abortions but providing little in the way of help for pregnant women wanting to keep their baby or considering adoption. The new report showed that hasn’t changed.

The document the abortion organization posted shows Planned Parenthood did 329,445 abortions in 2010 while it provided prenatal care to only 31,098 women and referred only 841 women to adoption agencies.

The number of women receiving prenatal care dropped significantly from 2009 to 2010, as the abortion business helped 40,489 women in 2009 — meaning almost 10,000 fewer women received prenatal support from Planned Parenthood last year than the year prior, or a drop of almost 25 percent. The number of women getting adoption referrals also declined — from a low 977 in 2009 to 841 last year, or a decline of 14 percent.

Examined another way Planned Parenthood does 391 abortions for every adoption referral it makes and almost 11 abortions for every woman it helps with prenatal care.

The trend at Planned Parenthood has been for its non-abortion services for pregnant women to decline while its number of abortions performed has increased. The 2009 annual report Planned Parenthood released earlier this year showed a 25 percent drop in prenatal care clients and a whopping 59 percent decline in adoption referrals from the 2,405 adoption referrals in 2008.

Planned Parenthood’s own records now show 5,364,540 surgical and medical abortions done at Planned Parenthood centers from 1970 through the end of 2009.

Fonte:  http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/25/half-of-young-adults-dont-know-planned-parenthood-does-abortions/

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Arizona passes law restricting abortion

Enquanto no Brasil procura-se “legalizar” o aborto via Judiciário, nos EUA há mostras de uma tendência contrária à amplitude do aborto em nível nacional, através de legislação. Inclusive, reconhecendo que o feto pode sentir dor.

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April 13, 2012

LAS VEGAS — Following a national trend of new get-tough abortion legislation, Arizona has passed a law that severely restricts the procedure, banning most abortions after 20 weeks — setting the stage for another showdown between social conservatives and women’s rights groups.

With GOP Gov. Jan Brewer’s signature on the Republication-sponsored legislation, Arizona took a stand on an issue that could become fodder during this year’s presidential campaign. Proponents say the law protects fetuses, which they say can feel pain after five months of development.

Fonte: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/13/nation/la-na-arizona-abortion-20120414
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Abortion, Contraception Legislative Battles Escalate In States

Nos EUA há uma forte tendência legislativa para limitar o aborto, conforme pode ser lido no noticiário daquele país. No Brasil, o seu governo eleito com o compromisso de não promover o aborto, está novamente IMPONDO o aborto a seu povo, que em sua grande maioria é contra esta prática. Democracia?
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Mar 21, 2012

All across the country, state legislatures and governors are grappling with bills designed to limit access to abortion or contraception. In Virginia, it’s affecting a U.S. Senate race.

Bloomberg: Contraception Fight Shapes Virginia Race For U.S. Senate

Former U.S. Senator George Allen, a Virginia Republican who is running to return to the chamber, backs the “personhood” measure and would like to make it federal law. … The race between Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine is among the most watched in the country, pitting two former Virginia governors in a contest for an open seat with majority control of the U.S. Senate at stake. Democrats see proposals to curb reproductive rights as a way to drive female independent voters back to the party in the November election (Przybyla, 3/20).

Reuters: Utah Governor Signs Law Mandating 72-Hour Wait For Abortion

Utah’s Republican governor signed a law extending a required waiting period for women seeking an abortion to 72 hours on Tuesday, even though a similar requirement in South Dakota has been blocked in court, a spokeswoman said. … The state currently requires a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion (Dobuzinskis, 3/20).

The Associated Press: Idaho Lawmaker Sparks Anger With Abortion Comments

A Republican Idaho lawmaker’s suggestion on the Senate floor that a doctor should ask a woman who says she was raped if the pregnancy could have been “caused by normal relations in a marriage” brought a rebuke from another legislator who said it’s insensitive and suggests women may lie to get an abortion. Sen. Chuck Winder of Boise, the Senate assistant majority leader, was speaking during closing testimony on a bill to require a woman to get an ultrasound before an abortion, when he addressed foes of the legislation who said it provided no exemptions for medical emergencies — or in cases of rape or incest (Miller, 3/20).

The Associated Press/(St. Paul) Pioneer Press: Medical Group Asks Walker To Veto Wisconsin Abortion Bill
Wisconsin’s largest medical association asked Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday, March 20, to veto a bill that would add new requirements for doctors to ensure a woman isn’t forced into an abortion. Walker’s office said the governor is evaluating the bill. The Wisconsin Medical Society’s letter said the bill passed by the Republican-controlled state Legislature this month would infringe on the physician-patient relationship (Rodriguez, 3/20).

Arizona Republic: Arizona Lawmaker Wants To Go Further On Abortion Laws

Arizona has become the national epicenter in recent weeks in the battle over abortion and contraception regulations. … at least one lawmaker doesn’t believe Arizona has yet gone far enough. … The e-mail [from Rep. Terri Proud], which has not been edited, said: “Personally I’d like to make a law that mandates a woman watch an abortion being performed prior to having a ‘surgical procedure'” (Rau, 3/20).

The Associated Press/The Seattle Times: Lawmakers Vow to Push Abortion Insurance Bill

Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday that they will try to pass a bill during the current special session requiring insurers who cover maternity care — which Washington insurers are mandated to provide — to also pay for abortions. The measure passed out of the House during the legislative session that ended March 8 but failed in the Senate after a dramatic attempt to bring it to the floor during a Republican budget coup (Kaminsky, 3/20).

The Dallas Morning News: Women Get Into Perry’s Facebook

Rick Perry’s presidential campaign Facebook page … has been inundated by angry women who are making pointed comments regarding his efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. A woman who identifies herself as a gynecologist is referring questions to him, since (I am sure this is sarcastic) he knows more about reproductive health than she does (Hoppe, 3/20).

This is part of Kaiser Health News’ Daily Report – a summary of health policy coverage from more than 300 news organizations. The full summary of the day’s news can be found here and you can sign up for e-mail subscriptions to the Daily Report here. In addition, our staff of reporters and correspondents file original stories each day, which you can find on our home page.

Fonte: http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/daily-reports/2012/march/21/states-abortion-contraception.aspx
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