Pro-Life News: NARAL, Kevorkian, Nebraska, Florida, UNFPA

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 17, 2011   |   8:25PM   |   Washington, DC

The following pro-life news updates from across the United States:

Abortion Advocates Dedicated Report to Pro-Abortion Obama Official

Washington, DC — NARAL, a pro-abortion advocacy group, has dedicated its annual report on “the status of reproductive rights in America” to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for “her courage, principled stance, and commitment” to legalized abortion in America. The report was released on Friday. “Prior to her appointment to this post, Napolitano served for six years as Arizona governor,” says the dedication of the 109-page report. (CNSNews)

The Disturbing Rehabilitation of Dr. Jack Kevorkian
by Wesley J. Smith

Washington, DC — When Jack Kevorkian came to the nation’s attention in the 1990s, reporters at first depicted him — correctly — as a macabre and megalomaniacal promoter of death. But he was remade into a popular icon, becoming a pet guest on 60 Minutes, treated to uncharacteristically softball interviews by Mike Wallace and fawned over by Andy Rooney, and then declared by Time magazine to be one of the major “celebrities” of the 1990s. Time even invited him to their 75th anniversary gala as a star guest. You knew the world was spinning the wrong way when Tom Cruise rushed up to shake his hand. (National Review)

UNFPA Head Lies About Pro-Life Advocates Rejecting Meeting

New York, NY — My colleagues and I will be posting all this week on the remarkable interview that Thoraya Obaid gave to the Huffington Post about her ten years as head of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). (Friday Fax)  

Nebraska Bill Would protect Pro-Life Conscience Rights

Lincoln, NE — Omaha Sen. Pete Pirsch wants to ensure no employee of a health care facility or medical student is forced to do something they are opposed to on moral or religious grounds. On Friday, he introduced the Freedom of Conscience Act (LB461), which says a hospital or clinic must accommodate an employee’s religious or moral beliefs and practices related to abortion, except in cases in which the patient would be in danger of dying or being injured without it, or to experiments or procedures that destroy a human embryo, cells or tissue. The bill covers employees such as physician’s assistants, nurses and pharmacists. (Journal Star

Vehicle Hits Pro-Life Advocate in Florida at Protest

Fort Myers, FL — A planned pro-life demonstration ends in an unplanned crash. Protestors lined McGregor Boulevard outside the home of a Fort Myers abortion practitioner , when a car jumped the curb and ran over a protestor holding a sign. “She looked off the road for one second, and that’s what happens,” said Ted Edwards, who lives on the street. According to Florida Highway Patrol, teenagers in a red Elantra veered off the road, through a street sign at Robalo Drive and then hit a protestor. (ABC 7)

Tennessee Pro-Life Advocates Like Propsects for Abrotion Amdt

Nashville, TN — Tennesseeans will likely be able to decide whether the state should be able to pass bills that would protect women and childrne and reduce abortions. In 2014, a constitutional amendment proposed by state lawmakers could reach the ballot. That’s what Tennessee Right to Life President Brian Harris told his audience at Sunday’s 35th annual Stand for Life rally, which marked the 38th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Roe v. Wade on Jan. 22, 1973, which legalized abortion in the United States. (Commercial Appeal)