I won’t take much of your time, Live Actioners. I just want to remind you that the movie I had the pleasure of seeing recently, Doonby, opened yesterday in Chattanooga and today in Dallas. If you’re in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, grab some friends and go see it. How it does in Dallas will determine how it will do across the country, and this is a story that needs to be told to an entire nation. It is by turns warm and thrilling, and its jaw-dropping ending alone is worth the ticket price.
Most of all, I firmly believe that this film, without preaching or shoving anything down anyone’s throat, can save lives.
Even if you’re nowhere near Dallas, please share this on Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest and Tumblr and MySpace (if you keep it old-skool).
Special Doonby Trivia: This movie was screened — and praised — by the Vatican, and yet it is not a religious movie. Curious? Go see it!
In response to the news today that the Susan G Komen foundation has ended their financial grant contributions of nearly $700,000 annually to abortion chain Planned Parenthood, Live Action President Lila Rose made the following statement:
“We applaud Susan G. Komen for its pro-woman decision to end their financial support of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion chain. After a slew of scandals at Planned Parenthood, and the opening of a Congressional investigation, Komen is wise to distance itself from the corrupt abortion giant. In just the last year, Live Action’s undercover footage revealed Planned Parenthood workers in 7 clinics aiding and abetting the sex trafficking of young girls, and Planned Parenthood falsely claiming they provide mammograms to women. In reality, our undercover investigation revealed that not a single Planned Parenthood clinic even has the equipment to do a mammogram. Komen realizes that their money to detect, prevent, and cure breast cancer is better spent elsewhere.
“Planned Parenthood misleads women and the public about the services they provide; but it is clear that behind a thin veneer of “preventative services,” their real focus is abortion. In just the last year, Planned Parenthood was the leading abortion chain in the world, committing over 300,000 abortions, which now account for over 40% of its clinic revenue. Together, we stand with Komen and reject Planned Parenthood’s corruption and extreme abortion-first ideology.”
The Internet has been buzzing this week with news about the pro-abortion blog Abortion Gang’s urging of anti-life sports fans to donate money every time Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow throws a touchdown. This is intended as punishment for Tebow’s “anti-choice propaganda,” which if you haven’t seen it, you should totally watch. In this Focus on the Family commercial that aired, amidst major controversy, during the 2010 Super Bowl, Tim Tebow’s mom says — get ready, ’cause this is super controversial — that she almost lost Tim and she’s glad she didn’t. Then there’s a sight gag in which Tebow “tackles” Mom, and they make a little joke, and that’s it. Shocking.
For the first time in history, Congress has launched their own investigation into the well known abuse scandals and sex-trafficking cover-up within the walls of the nation’s biggest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood. Just seven months ago, Live Action’s undercover videos prompted the first congressional defunding of Planned Parenthood. As well as releasing evidence documenting Planned Parenthood’s sexual abuse coverup and willingness to assist child sex traffickers, our team sent the videos to Congress. The following is Live Action president Lila Rose’s statement on the pending investigation:
We applaud Congress’s first concrete steps to investigate Planned Parenthood, the biggest abortion business in the nation. Last February, the Live Action team released undercover videos showing seven Planned Parenthood clinics aiding and abetting the sex trafficking of children. In the wake of the videos, the House of Representatives voted to defund the abortion giant of the over $360 million they receive in federal funds. This step by Rep. Stearns to further investigate Planned Parenthood’s abusive and lawless activities is essential to protecting victims of abuse, our young girls, and our unborn brothers and sisters.
Over the past four years, the Live Action team has been conducting national undercover investigations of abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Our undercover footage has documented the widespread cover-up of child sexual abuse in 10 different states, the aiding and abetting of child sex trafficking, willingness to commit race-based abortions, and the coercion and manipulation of women. Despite these and other crimes against women and children, Planned Parenthood continues to receive over $360 million in taxpayer subsidies each year. Americans stand with Rep. Stearns’s step to hold Planned Parenthood accountable for their on-going abusive activity that endangers women, the victims of abuse and young girls.
Click here to read the Sept. 15 letter of Rep. Cliff Stearns, Investigative Subcommittee Chairman, requesting vital internal documents from Planned Parenthood in order to begin a Congressional investigation into the abortion giant.
Watch how Planned Parenthood aids and abets the sex trafficking of young girls:
Live Action President Lila Rose will be a featured speaker at two World Youth Day 2011 events in Madrid, Spain. World Youth Day is an annual event for youth worldwide to come together with Pope Benedict XVI in celebration of the Catholic Faith. If you or someone you know will be attending World Youth Day festivities this year, please take note of these two events and help Live Action to spread the word.
The Festival aims to build on the growing synergy and strength of youth-led pro-life groups, who are gaining new ground across Europe and the rest of the world. It will give a platform to more than a dozen such pro-life groups from Spain, Australia, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Ireland, the US, and other countries, and promises to be an exciting and positive celebration of Life aiming to encourage pro-life activism.
Tonight, Lila Rose will be appearing on FOX’s O’Reilly Factor at 8pm/11pm EST to discuss the latest Live Action investigation exposing the gross exagerrations of Planned Parenthood’s services to Medicaid patients.
She will also announce the new petition to support the State of Indiana against the pressures of the Obama Administration attempting to bully the state into restoring tax funding to Planned Parenthood.
Today Live Action launched the “I Stand With Indiana” petition campaign along with a new undercover video exposing Planned Parenthood’s exagerrated Medicaid claims.
Live Action president Lila Rose discusses the on-going battle in Indiana to defund Planned Parenthood and how the Obama Administration is going to the mat to restore funding, even at the expense of poor and elderly. She also shares why abortion is the greatest human rights abuse our nation faces.
Lila also teases a new Indiana-based initiative and undercover video to be released soon. Watch this great video and then use the link below the player to sign up to be among the first to see this new, exclusive investigative film.
Click here to sign up to receive an exclusive first-peek before Live Action releases its latest hard-hitting video.
Make sure to tune in for Lila’s one-on-one interview with former Arkansas Governor Mike “Huck” Huckabee.
Huck will talk to Lila about Live Action’s decisive undercover investigations that ripped back the veil on Planned Parenthood’s blatant illegal activities. They will also discuss the situation in Indiana, where the Obama Administration is threatening to withhold several billion dollars in Federal Medicaid funds from the state unless they reverse the state’s recent vote to defund Planned Parenthood.
You won’t want to miss it because Lila will also talk about Live Action’s latest investigation that includes yet another shocking sting operation.
WHO: Lila Rose WHAT: Huckabee WHEN: 8 p.m. ET Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, June 26, 2011 WHERE: Fox News Channel (Check local listings for channel number)
About 15,000 people – a record number – attended the National March for Life in Canada this past Thursday, May 12th, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. This event takes place every year on the same date to commemorate the passage of legislation making abortion legal in Canada in 1969.
Unfortunately the media gave almost as much attention to a few pro-aborts as they did to the thousands of pro-lifers. They do make themselves hard to ignore, though, by abiding by that old maxim that there is no such thing as bad publicity.
My friend, a pro-life activist who attends the march almost every year, was an eyewitness to some anti-life shenanigans. She related to me how she saw police forcing counter-protesters from the site for “bizarre and inappropriate” behavior, including a group of women wearing nothing from the waist up but tassels. I don’t exactly see how that goes along with the pro-“choice” message of women’s empowerment, but then what do I know? I’m just an anti-choice wacko.
All this made me remember an online account (please exercise discretion before clicking as there is strong language and offensive behavior in some of these photos) of the January 2006 Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco. One fellow took it upon himself to chronicle the whole thing, with little editorializing or side-taking except to describe what he observed. The pro-choice side, in a staggering display of irony, attempted to stretch banners across the street in front of the pro-life marchers – banners decrying the contemptible condemnation of freedom and embrace of totalitarianism on behalf of the “anti-choicers” – in order to stop the march.
Let me repeat that for you so you understand: these people were so incensed by the pro-life cause’s injury to “freedom” that they attempted to stop them from exercising their right to peaceable assembly, or in other words, their freedom.
My favorite part of the whole pictorial essay is when police escorts on motorcycles rode directly through the banners without slowing down.
Similarly, a group of anarchists attempted to cover up a pro-lifer’s sign and became irate when police stopped them. Anarchists are the ones who don’t believe in rules, remember? But they were deeply upset that police wouldn’t force “the Christians” to leave. I don’t know how many times I can use the word “irony” before I get tired.
As a former resident of San Francisco, I am not terribly surprised by this account of the 2006 counter-protest: women in “blood”-spattered nightgowns carrying coat hangers, anarchists with black bandannas over their faces shouting obscenities, transvestites dressed as monks throwing condoms at marchers, and so on and so forth. Signs and buttons specifically denounced everything from heterosexual sex to Christianity to God Himself to the “fascist right” to Bush to breeding. Signs demanded free abortion on demand and expressed a genuine concern that the U.S. was about to deploy troops to every uterus in America.
Through it all, though, you can observe photographs of the marchers, silently forging ahead. They did not shout, they did not throw things back, they did not stop.
I have been to several pro-life demonstrations in my time. I have been sworn at, given the finger, instructed to go to hell, and compared to Satan. One of my close friends even had a projectile thrown at her, hitting her nine-months-pregnant belly. Granted, it was a small plastic ramekin of ranch dressing, but still.
I have never observed such behavior on the part of pro-lifers. I’m not saying it never happens, just that in my personal experience, it’s the other side throwing things, yelling, being hateful. I have never answered back with hatefulness. I have never seen anyone do so.
Who was it who said, “You shall know them by their fruits”?
In the face of such hatred, it is imperative that we remain calm and act with discretion and intelligence. It’s what sets us apart from the other side. There aren’t a lot of examples of people who are both right and completely nuts. Generally it’s not the guy in a thong on roller blades carrying a sign promoting infanticide who will have the most clear and logical argument. If he did, he would probably be wearing pants. In other words, if you’ve got a good argument, if you’ve got Truth on your side, you don’t need the theatrics.
I also find it interesting how invested the anti-life side is in hyperbole. You don’t see pro-lifers giving any credence to anti-life accusations by wearing T-shirts that say “WE HATE WOMEN AND WANT THEM PIERCED BY COAT HANGERS” or “WE MUST DEPLOY TROOPS TO ALL UTERI IMMEDIATELY.” However, pro-aborts think nothing of “I HEART ABORTION” T-shirts, like the one above, or signs encouraging people to “KILL YOUR CHILDREN.” Do they think the rhetorical device of exaggeration works that well? It doesn’t make them seem sober, clever, or right-thinking. It makes them seem not only wrong, but also negligible. Do they not understand it’s easy to dismiss the crazy? (Let’s not tell them!)
It frankly never fails to surprise me how bitter, angry, and somehow desperate pro-abortion protesters seem. I am sometimes so bewildered as to ask, “What are you so upset about? It’s legal.” And it is: the law, at this point, is overwhelmingly on their side in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries.
Live Action president Lila Rose will appear on the O’Reilly Factor TONIGHT to discuss Live Action’s undercover work and the corruption endemic at Planned Parenthood. The show airs on FOX News at 8PM Eastern, 5 PM Pacific.
Calls for defunding Planned Parenthood are growing louder as more Americans are exposed to the lies and lawbreaking that take place at the country’s biggest abortion business: