A FIERCE BATTLE FOR LIFE IN MICHIGAN… A WIN THERE WILL ALSO BE A WIN FOR OHIO.
As you know, with the overturning of Roe V Wade, the battle is now in the states. In Michigan and many other red/blue border states, the republicans have a slight edge in the state legislatures. As a result, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have developed a strategy they are already implementing in Michigan and will no doubt be duplicated in many other states, including Ohio. In Michigan, they gathered about 750,000 signatures within a few months, mainly under the radar, to amend the Michigan constitution to provide for abortion rights, even up to the point of birth. This initiative is cynically titled “Reproductive Freedom for All” (for more information, go to: https://www.f2amichigan.org/). Millions of dollars are pouring into Michigan to support this initiative and to fund the messaging campaign. ACLU and Planned Parenthood are portraying this initiative as a “reasonable balance” to temper the “extremism of the US Supreme Court” and the “MAGA radicals.” Given the millions of dollars spent on messaging, the referendum may pass in Michigan. Which means nothing that could be done in the Michigan legislature would ever make a difference. If this were duplicated in other states, “trigger laws” would be meaningless.
Raise Your Voice Media Productions (RYV)- whose leaders are friends and allies of Foundation for Life NW Ohio and the Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio – are at the center of the media effort to combat this initiative. Let’s support them to defeat this in Michigan BEFORE it comes to Ohio.
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The abortion movement has attempted to disparage pro-lifers with the faulty claim time and time again, that the pro-life movement does not care about mothers and their children after they are bo
Today, there are at least 2,700 pro-life pregnancy resource
center nationwide, served by more than 10,000 medical professionals, reaching nearly 2,000,000 women, men, and youths per year and offering services from sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment to free ultrasounds, parenting classes, maternity homes, and job training referrals— all at little or no cost.
The combined value of those services and more, mostly privately supported, was at least $266 million in 2019.
Pro-life advocates have also been the driving force behind the creation and expansion of child tax credits and adoption tax credits at the federal and state levels. State and federal child tax credits have steered well over $1 trillion back to families during the past quarter-century.
Another hopeful sign is the current surge of action supporting mothers and babies in a broad swath of Southern, pro-life states. Those states are simultaneously acting to limit abortion and expand efforts to support both mother and child during and after birth.
In April, DeSantis signed HB 7065, which “aids in creating and sustaining safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children and families that allow children to grow up to their full potential” by implementing educational and mentorship programs.
In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Lee proposed new pregnancy and postpartum benefits that include an expansion of health care from 60 days to 12 months through TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program, which provides health insurance to approximately 1.6 million low-income Tennesseans, including pregnant women and children.
Sadly, even as the pro-life movement continues to support women before, during, and after the birth of their child, doctrinaire abortion advocates have sought to prevent women and children from receiving the care they deserve.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said that “[w]ith Roe gone, it’s more important than ever to crack down on so-called ‘crisis pregnancy centers.’” That crackdown against pregnancy resource centers is not just theoretical, but is embodied in actions like Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s veto of $21.4 million in line items in the state budget that support both mothers and adoption.
Most extreme is the action of groups such as Jane’s Revenge, which has taken credit for firebombings and vandalism of pregnancy resource centers and churches across the country.
Despite those hateful actions, which are doomed to fail, pro- lifers have advanced, unrelenting in their efforts to protect life at every stage.
After five decades of Roe, abortionists say they are still ‘ostracized’ by the medical community.
Julie Burkhart, who worked many years ago with late-term abortionist George Tiller, recently appeared on MSNBC to discuss abortion after the fall of Roe v. Wade.
But, in a new interview, she complained that despite nearly 50 years of Roe v.Wade, abortion still doesn’t garner any respect in the medical community.
Ali Velshi interviewed Burkhart about abortion today. He began by noting that, during a recent visit to Alabama, abortionists said they got little respect, something he said Tiller had complained of as well. “You often feel like you occupy the lowest rung of medicine, in terms of the way you’re treated by the outside world, but the highest rung when it comes to your patients who need reproductive health care,” he said. “Is that true? “I would say that that is absolutely true,” she responded, adding, “Within this realm of abortion provision, within reproductive rights, oftentimes physicians are ostracized from their own medical professions, they are ostracized politically, but Dr. Tiller … was absolutely correct, that the women who are coming in for procedures, the people who need procedures, they will tell you what is really in their hearts and what’s on their minds.”
But while the abortion industry has engaged in a near- deification of Tiller since his death, actual patient reviews tell a different story. Women have spoken of being coerced into abortions by Tiller’s staff, and treated with callous disregard.
Ann Kristin Neuhaus, another of Tiller’s associates, had her license to practice medicine revoked due to a scheme she participated in with Tiller, rubber-stamping mental health forms for underage girls, claiming they were “suicidal” without ever conducting actual mental health evaluations.
Tiller also saw numerous young girls as clients, yet only notified police about an incidence of child rape once. There is also evidence to show that Neuhaus and Tiller were committing illegal abortions together.
Susan Robinson, one of the few late-term abortionists in the country, has also said abortionists feel stigmatized. “If you do abortions, it is very hard to get the privilege to work in a hospital, because they don’t like abortion providers,” she said.
Warren Hern, another late-term abortionist, had similar complaints. “Increasingly, doctors have been made to feel irrelevant,” he said.
Another abortion facility owner, Diane Derzis, said in an interview that even among abortion supporters, abortionists are seen as “dirty.”
Abortionists make a very lucrative living by taking innocent lives. Perhaps the reason the medical community shuns abortionists is because most doctors went into medicine to save lives, not take them.
Pro-Life OB/GYNs push to correct post-Roe media disinformation.
The 7,000-member American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists — AAPLOG – told Secrets that it is launching a campaign “to correct the record” in liberal media warning of a medical disaster in the wake of the court’s overturning of the 1973 Roe vs Wade case.
The Michigan-based group said it is arming its members with fact sheets and a social media campaign to counter claims, especially in the media, suggesting that the decision will end or endanger care for pregnant women. “Together we can clear up the myths that are circulating and get the facts out there.
In point, counterpoint fashion, the group addressed media disinformation. For example, the group cited an NPR claim that “Some abortions are necessary to save the life of a patient.” The OB/GYNs said, however, “Elective abortion is not lifesaving medical care. OB/GYNs will still be able to offer lifesaving medical care to pregnant women. No laws on elective abortion will impact that.”
Also, it said CBS reported, “People will die: OB-GYNs explain how ectopic pregnancy and other complications threaten lives without abortion care.” The group said, “These circumstances are entirely different than an elective abortion, which purposefully ends the life of an unborn child.”
And in a third case, NBC reported, “‘No question’ that U.S. maternal mortality rate will rise post-Roe, experts say.” The group said “The data clearly shows that restricting abortion does not lead to an increase in maternal mortality.”
In taking its message nationally, APPLOG said it will be “the first major pro-life, medical professional network-based effort to correct the record on the effects of Roe’s overturn in the medical sphere.”
Myth vs. Fact: Correcting Misinformation on Maternal Medical Care
As follow- up to the article above, please find, download, print, educate and share the attached document below!
Confusion created by misinformation leaves women uncertain at best and often scared for their ability to receive medically indicated and appropriate care. AAPLOG has always been focused on providing our patients with the best available medical care, and that includes ensuring they have the best information about that care. We are excited to share a backgrounder clearing up these myths and misconceptions.
Together we can clear up the myths that are circulating and get the facts out there. And by doing so we’ll help provide both our patients the best healthcare possible.