Pro-Life News: ObamaCare, Iowa, Israel, Texas, Cincinnati

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 22, 2010   |   8:25PM   |   Washington, DC

The following are pro-life news briefs from across the country and around the world as compiled by

Opposition to Pro-Abortion ObamaCare Remains High

Washington, DC ( — Most voters continue to favor repeal of the national health care law, and they remain almost evenly divided over whether the law will force them to change their own health insurance coverage.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% favor repeal of the health care law passed by Congress in March, with 47% who Strongly Favor it. Thirty-nine percent (39%) oppose repeal, including 29% who are Strongly Opposed.

Support for repeal has remained constant for months. In weekly tracking since the bill became law, voter support for repeal has ranged from 50% to 63%.

Among those who voted earlier this month, 59% favored repeal of the health care law.

Forty-three percent (43%) of voters think passage of the health care law makes it at least somewhat likely that they will have to change their current health insurance, with 23% who say it is Very Likely. Forty-six percent (46%) disagree and think a forced change is unlikely, including 18% who say it is Not At All Likely. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure.

This is comparable to findings just before Election Day and reveals a slightly higher level of concern about the possibility of forced change than voters expressed for several months prior to that. 
Iowa Group Urges Pro-Lifers to Attend City Council Meeting on Carhart

Council Bluffs, IA ( — This update comes from Iowans for Life:  As most of you are aware, Dr. Leroy Carhart has announced plans to move his late-term abortion clinic to Council Bluffs, IA.  He has not yet announced where he will set up shop, but has reported to be looking at two locations on the south end of the city.

Pro-lifers in Iowa are going to be proactive to make sure his plans do not come to fruition.  Leaders in the pro-life movement in Council Bluffs are planning to be in full force at the next city council meeting on Nov. 22nd and they want you do be there to speak up, and also to pray.

The city council meeting will be held on November 22nd, 2010 at 7PM at the City Hall 209 Pearl Street Council Bluffs.  The organizers of this event are also encouraging people in the Council Bluffs area to begin calling Senator Gronstal and voicing your serious concern about Dr. Carhart and ask him what changes can be made in Iowa law to keep this out of our state.

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Israel Police Say Abortion Doctors Lied to Women About Abortion

Jerusalem, Israel — Police are investigating doctors at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center on Friday, on suspicion that they told the parents of a mentally disabled 14-year-old girl that they were removing a tumor, when in fact they were performing an abortion.

The girl, who is now 17 years old, has reportedly been pregnant three times, and doctors hid all three abortions. Her parents say that the doctors presented them with papers saying that they were removing tumors.

Planned Parenthood to Open Dooprs in Pasco, Texas

Pasco, TX – It was a quiet afternoon outside the new Planned Parenthood building in Pasco on Thursday with no traces of the controversy in which the reproductive health clinic was born.

Clinic officials beamed as they led tours through the lobby, patient exam rooms, lab and administrative offices — all painted in warm tans and sages intended to create a friendly environment.

“This clinic has been a long time coming,” said Anna Franks, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho. “We’re excited to offer services locally.”

The proposal to bring a Planned Parenthood clinic to Pasco met vehement opposition from some church groups and abortion foes, as well as some concerned parents who worried about the clinic’s proximity to Mark Twain Elementary School. (Northwest News
Cincinnati Abortion Center Changes Location

Cincinnati, OH ( — The Women’s Medical Center abortion facility at 3219 Jefferson Ave. in Clifton near the University of Cincinnati has changed location to 11250 Lebanon, Rd., US Route 42, Sharonville, Ohio.

According to Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, the Women’s Medical Center is owned by abortionist Martin Haskell, who pioneered the gruesome late-term partial birth abortion procedure.

The pro-life Women’s Center for Health, Hope & Healing is directly across the street from the former Clifton location.

The Clifton abortion center is said to be closed, but this or any other use for the property is not confirmed at this time.