Kansas Abortions Down 8% in 2005
Hat tip to Melanie from CloseHopeClinic.com
Abortions numbers have steadily declined since Operation Rescue relocated there.
Topeka, KS - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released figures earlier this month showing that abortions in Kansas dropped 8% in 2005. This translates into 904 fewer abortions last year than in 2004. Statistics also show that since Operation Rescue relocated its ministry to Kansas in 2002, there has been a 16% decline in the number of abortions. For almost two decades prior to that time, abortions had been steadily increasing in Kansas.
"We have noticed that abortions were down at Women's Health Care Services, George Tiller's late- term abortion mill in Wichita," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "We believe many of our ministry projects are at least partially responsible for the abortion decrease." Women come from all over the world for late-term abortions at WHCS in Wichita. KDHE statistics indicate that the greatest decline in abortions has been among women coming from outside Kansas.
"Our focus has been on George Tiller since we arrived in 2002, and that work is paying off in saved lives," said Newman. "We have reversed the trend of increasing abortion numbers in this state, and that has been no small task, given Tiller's entrenchment here. God has abundantly blessed our efforts."
In 2005, the year of the greatest decrease, Operation Rescue exposed several botched abortions, including one abortion death, at Women's Health Care Services, leading to legislation that would have strongly regulated the Kansas abortion industry. This legislation was vetoed by pro-abortion Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who has received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Tiller.
Public pressure generated by Operation Rescue and other groups that year exposed and closed one filthy, rat-infested abortion mill in Kansas City, Kansas.
In addition, Operation Rescue continued to investigate and release information about the tragic third-trimester abortion death of Christin Gilbert, leading to a petition drive that will convene a Grand Jury to investigate Tiller as soon as the signatures are verified.
"A 16% overall drop in abortions since we have been in Kansas is significant and encouraging," said Newman. "These numbers give strong evidence that our tactics, while often controversial, are very effective."
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian organizations in the nation. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre- born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.
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Virginia Novena & a Save
At the Virginia abortion mill, Lifeguard, the local sidewalk counseling effort, is having a 9 week Novena
. Normally a Novina is 9 straight days, but in this case, it is used to rally believers and Pro-Life individuals to recognize the need to pray for those at the abortion mills and their potential customers.
On the 15th about 40 people showed up at the Falls Church mill, which is located at 900 S. Washington Street. Individuals present included a Bishop and many Catholics from local parishes, and some Protestants.
At one point during the day a Hispanic couple went to enter the mill. They stopped when some of the sidewalk counseling representatives called out to them. They listened to the counselors, decided not to have the abortion and turned away from the clinic!
Sign up to help volunteer as a sidewalk counselor in your area or to participate in other events at ProLifeUnity.com
. You'll see the volunteer form link on the right side. Don't leave it to others, the unborn need your presence to help save them, and the couples won't know there are alternatives unless you tell them.MarchTogether.com
United we Stand - Divided they die - Pass it on
One of the problems with the topic of abortion is that alternatives aren't presented enough. We don't explain to our children that they will most likely have a child if they have sex. School programs paid for by your tax dollars, to the tune of 275 million dollars a year, teach our children that sex can be safe and pregnancy can be avoided. They don't teach how women die from RU486, how women get diseases even if they practice "safe sex" and how a large percentage of women get pregnant even if they use condoms.
Finally a little sanity is coming to play, even if it is after the fact, when a woman is already pregnant. LifeNews.com reports "The House of Representatives on Thursday approved an amendment to a college education bill that would help students find abortion alternatives."Article
For years, college students have had the highest number of abortions of any age range of women. When students become pregnant, they frequently have abortions out of a fear that having a baby would force them to sacrifice their education or career plans.
The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Melissa Hart, a Pennsylvania Republican, is designed to alleviate those concerns.
ÂMy amendment will provide services like affordable on-campus childcare and maternity coverage in their student health plans so they can concentrate on being good parents and good students," Hart said.
Hart said that about 27 percent of all undergraduates are parents and 34 percent of all graduate students are parents.
The amendment is designed to fund resources that should help college students realize abortion isn't the solution. It funds child care, maternity coverage in student health insurance plans, family housing, telecommuting programs, and additional financial aid.
The idea behind the amendment, originally the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Pregnant and Parenting Student Services bill, came from Feminists for Life of America.
It can be counted as a Pro-Life success, but in my opinion, we should teach our children to not have sex until they're married and ready to have children instead of giving them handouts.
The Alan Guttmacher Institute, a research arm of Planned Parenthood, surveyed women to find out why they had an abortion. Over 70 percent of college-aged women cited their fear that having a child would interfere with their education or career.
Sex is optional. Abortion is not.
You get what you encourage/finance. I have a feeling we'll get more pregnant college-age children out of this.