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Hopeless Illinois Abortion Clinic: Permission to Endanger More Women DENIED!

Posted by Anne Reed | Apr 17, 2024 | Featured, Operation Rescue

By Anne Reed
 

IL Department of Public Health Rejects Formal Request to Ignore Safety Standards

The Illinois Department of Public Health (ILDPH) rejected a request made by the absurdly named “Hope” Clinic to disregard safety standards established for ambulatory surgical treatment centers.

This notoriously unsafe facility in Granite City, Illinois, recently received the “The Worst of the Worst” designation after Operation Rescue documented 15 medical emergencies in 2023 alone. Keep in mind that these are only the emergencies witnessed by pro-life sidewalk counselors present at the time of the ambulance transports. Therefore, the actual number of life-threatening emergencies is not known. Nonetheless, Operation Rescue has appropriately nicknamed the facility “Hopeless.”

Read the full article HERE

NEWS FROM FLORIDA

April 1, 2024 -- "Florida Supreme Court Allows Heartbeat Law to Take Effect, Protecting Babies From Abortion"  by Steven Ertelt
Excerpt:  Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 5, known as the “Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality Act,” to protect the lives of Florida’s most vulnerable by prohibiting all abortions after 15 weeks of gestation. Florida Planned Parenthood affiliates and a group of independent abortionists sued the state on June 1, 2022.  The complaint alleges that the 15-week ban violates a right to privacy within the Florida Constitution.   Later, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 5, known as the “Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality Act,” to protect the lives of Florida’s most vulnerable by prohibiting all abortions after 15 weeks of gestation. Florida Planned Parenthood affiliates and a group of independent abortionists sued the state on June 1, 2022.  The complaint alleges that the 15-week ban violates a right to privacy within the Florida Constitution.Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation to save babies from abortions who have beating hearts.  DeSantis made Florida the next state to officially protect the lives of unborn children after Roe was overturned.  Pro-Life Americans from across the country celebrated the new law, which protects babies whose heartbeats can easily be detected and whose lives have existed for a month and a half starting at conception.  The law would save tens of thousands of lives annually and provide $25 million in aid to women and families but it was held up by the same lawsuit.  Today the state’s high court upheld both the 15 week and heartbeat laws.  In a 6-1 ruling, the Florida Supreme Court upheld Florida’s law protecting preborn children from most abortions after 15 weeks.  The decision paves the way for additional protections for preborn babies beginning at 6 weeks.
  Read the full article HERE.

Despite the good news above, the bad news is that Florida has also approved a proposal by pro-abortion advocates to place a proposed Constitutional Amendment to their State Constitution on their November 2024 ballot.   If passed in Florida, abortion (without limitations) will become a State Constitutional right.   Ohio pro-life groups do not want to see this happen in Florida as it happened here in Ohio in November 2023.  We pray that Florida voters are not in agreement with a constitutional amendment for this purpose.  Read the news article HERE

 

NEWS FROM MICHIGAN

Michigan Democrats spent months during the Proposition 3 debate in 2022 peddling the same lies as proposed in Ohio Issue 1. But Michigan Democrats, who control the state House and Senate, have now introduced a package of bills to repeal numerous pro-life, pro-woman protections, saying the protections are “unconstitutional” under Proposition 3.

 

The bills seek to remove limitations on abortion through all nine months, including partial birth abortions, remove any protections for taxpayers from funding abortions, and eliminate basic health and safety standards for women.

 

Michigan Democrats also intend to repeal requirements for abortionists to screen for coercion or report complications, leaving victims of domestic violence or trafficking completely unprotected and any evidence of a crime destroyed. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer even called Michigan’s parental consent laws “unconstitutional” under Prop 3.

Ohioans wonder if these same steps will be taken by legislators in Ohio since voters approved an amendment to Ohio's Constitution on November 7, 2023 authorizing abortion without limits.

CONNECTION BETWEEN INCREASED ACCESS TO ABORTION AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE

There is a real connection between increased access to abortion rights and increased access to Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS).  California has some of the most extreme abortion rights, and the most extreme PAS rights.   States that do not support the right to life of preborn children in the womb typically do not support the lives of society's most vulnerable persons regarding end-of-life issues.   Click HERE for a recent article about what is happening NOW to disabled and vulnerable people in California.

NEWS FROM MARYLAND

83-year-old woman beaten while praying outside Maryland abortion facility -- Click HERE for full story.

Presentations from Bringing America Back to Life (BABL)  Conference on March 10-11, 2023.  When available, we will update these with links from the presentations from the 2024 BABL Conference.

Some members of Tiffin Right to Life attended the Bringing America Back to Life conference in Cleveland in March.   Many great presentations were given by various  keynote speakers.  Use the links below provided by BABL to hear any of the 2023 presentations. 

Pro-Life Display at Calvert Catholic Schools

In conjunction with the Spring 40 Days for Life, students at Calvert High School displayed pink and blue flags in commemoration of the little girls and boys who have lost their lives to abortion.   As their banner says, this represents bus loads fof children that are missing from our lives.   We pray and work for an end to abortion.
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