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11 Quick Takeaways from House Hearing on Aborted Baby Parts Trafficking



 
(The Federalist.com) Abortion clinics and the businesses that purchase aborted baby parts likely conspired to violate federal laws against fetal human organ trafficking, expert witnesses at a House hearing recently testified. Evidence of a widespread market for unborn baby parts was introduced at a testy hearing of the House Select Panel on Infant Lives. There are 11 big takeaways from the hearing chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, (R-TN). Highlighted below is #3:
 
#3) Abortion Clinics Aren’t Incurring Costs
Federal law permits payment for reasonable costs associated with the procurement of aborted baby parts. But under the business model being investigated, the procurement business sends its own technician into an abortion clinic to do the work of securing the human organs. The costs are incurred by the procurement business, but the abortion clinic still gets paid money.
 
“Every conceivable task is performed by the procurement business employees” and not abortion clinic staff, according to committee staff presenting information from one procurement business. The customer places an order for tissue; the order is posted for a procurement technician to see; the technician reviews the medical files of women and girls who have abortions scheduled for the day; the technician informs the clinic about tissues needed for orders; the technician obtains consent from patients based on gestation and order data; the technician procures the body parts requested; the technician packages and ships the tissue to the customer; the technician records invoices for the clinic; and, finally, the middleman pays the clinic per tissue sample.
 
This business model might explain why Planned Parenthood announced in October that it would no longer accept money for aborted baby parts. To accept money, when there are no reasonable costs associated with providing the parts, would be a clear violation of the law.
 
Read the full story HERE.
 

"Brain Dead" Man Recovers Before Doctors Can Take His Organs




(LifeNews.com) In what is becoming a more common theme, doctors rushed too fast to attempt to take the organs of a man who was thought to be “brain dead” but recovered — this time thanks in part to the dedication of his family. The case provides yet another example of what pro-life bioethicists like Wesley J. Smith have warned about misjudging patients as too far gone too soon and relegating them to organ donor status:
 
“For years, organ transplant ethicists and some in the bioethics community have agitated to change the definition of death from a purely biological determination, to one based in utilitarianism and desired sociological narratives. Why mess with death? Too few organs are donated for transplant, leading to long waiting lines and the deaths of some people who might be saved were organs more readily available.
 
“But why redefine death? The point of this reckless advocacy — although they don’t put it this bluntly — is that there are thousands of perfectly good organs being used by people who really don’t need them anymore, by which they mean patients with profound cognitive impairments who will remain unconscious or minimally aware for the rest of their lives. Why not harvest such patients, this thinking goes, for the benefit of people who could return to normal lives?”

Read the full story HERE.
 

Amazing New Video Captures the Flash of Light the Moment Life Begins 

 


(LifeSiteNews.com) Life begins with a spark – literally. Researchers at Northwestern University have documented the striking event in a new video that accompanies a study published this week. At the moment of conception, the egg releases massive amounts of zinc, which creates a spark that can be seen with the aid of a microscope.
 
“It was remarkable,” said Teresa Woodruff, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University's medical school. “To see the zinc radiate out in a burst from each human egg was breathtaking.”
 
“I saw this, and I was blown away by it,” said Rush Limbaugh on his nationally syndicated radio program Thursday afternoon. “For anybody in the mainstream media to openly admit that life begins at conception” defies arguments that an unborn child is only “tissue mass.”
 
Read the full story HERE.
 

Pro-Life Minute No. 65 - Happy Mother's Day!




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Election Watch: Presidential Candidates on the Sanctity of Life


To help you stay informed, Pro-life Wisconsin will highlight what various presidential candidates are saying on pro-life issues.

Pro-Life News

  1. In an Industry that Makes People, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
  2. Pro-Life Voters Must Not Vote for Pro-Abortion Candidates, say Catholic Bishops
  3. A Life Defending Life: U.S. Bishops' Pro-Life Point Man Richard Doerflinger Retires
  4. Special House Panel Holds Hearing on Sale of Fetal Tissue
  5. How the Abortion Industry Bought Off the Top Democratic Leader Investigating Planned Parenthood
  6. Pro-Life Activists behind Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos Reject Plea Deal, Prepare for Trial
  7. Wendy Davis Promotes Abortion during Invite to Notre Dame
  8. Doctor Uses Drone to Fly Abortion Pills to Women in European Countries where Terminations are Illegal
  9. WATCH: Congressman Demands Investigation into Abortion at Federally Funded Community Health Centers
  10. Mom Says Her Ultrasound Shows Divine Crucifix Image

Affiliate Announcements

Human Suffering Course - The St. Gianna Molla Guild of Northeast Wisconsin will be offering a course on "Human Suffering" which is based on the writings of Saint John Paul II. It will be held at St. Pius X Parish church, 500 W. Marquette St., Appleton, WI, in the Fr. Kesler Room at 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The course will be held the first Tuesday of every month until December of 2016. All Guild members and members of St. Pius X Parish are welcome to attend. For more details, email sgmgnew@gmail.com

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The third Tuesday of every month in Berlin at All Saints Catholic Church there is a Rosary for life at the church's monument for the unborn after the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Everyone is welcome.


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