I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live.  Deut. 30:19

55,000 Texas Babies are Aborted Every Year
What is Abortion?

In the United States, 770,000, roughly 85% of all induced abortions, are performed surgically, and approximately 688,794 (76%) are performed by suction curettage. Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) reports that “virtually all modern first-trimester surgical abortions are accomplished by vacuum aspiration.” Suction curettage abortion (also called vacuum aspiration) is the most common abortion procedure in the world. (Sources: abort97.org – Abortion Procedures; NRLC.Org – 906,308 U.S. abortions in 2015 per Guttmacher Institute)

Suction & Curettage Abortion Illustrated (VIDEO)

Early First Trimester Abortions
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Early First Trimester Abortions Suction and Curettage Procedure
Dialation and Evacuation Abortion Procedure at 14 Weeks

2nd Trimester & Late Term Abortions
Dilation and Evacuation Procedure

In the United States:

  • 109,000 abortions, roughly 12% occur after 12 weeks’ gestation;
  • 34,000, 3.8% of U.S. abortions occur between 16 and 20 weeks gestation;
  • 12,700, 1.4% occur after 20 weeks.

These percentages have varied little since 1992. Ninety-six percent of all second-trimester U.S. abortions (over 143,000) are performed by dilation and evacuation (D&E)–up from 31% in 1974. The National Abortion Federation (NAF) reports that most women seeking second-trimester abortion are young and healthy. (Source: abort97.org; NRLC.Org – 906,308 U.S. abortions in 2015 per Guttmacher Institute)

Dialation and Evacuation Abortion Procedure at 23 Weeks

Medical (Chemical) Abortions

What is a Chemical Abortion?

by Carrie Gordon Earll, Focus on the Family

In medical (chemical) abortions, two drugs are ingested, commonly known as Mifepristone and Misoprostol.
In the U.S., the most available and used drugs for chemical abortion is a combination of Mifepristone (also known as RU-486) and Misoprostol.

What is Mifepristone/RU-486?
Mifepristone is the generic name for the over-the-counter drug “RU-486,” which was developed in 1980, by the French pharmaceutical company Roussel Uclaf. Mifepristone is the first in a two-drug chemical-abortion technique given to women who are up to seven weeks (or 49 days gestational age) pregnant. First, a woman is given mifepristone, which acts to block progesterone — a hormone necessary to maintain pregnancy. Mifepristone causes the uterine lining to shed, disconnecting (and in essence starving to death) the developing preborn child. A second drug, misoprostol, is taken a day or two later and causes the womb to expel the now-dead embryo. Taken in tandem, the two drugs cause an induced abortion.

On September 28, 2000, mifepristone was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in chemical abortion under the brand name Mifeprex®.

What is Misoprostol?
The second drug used in this chemical-abortion regimen, misoprostol, was already available in the U.S. as a treatment for ulcers when mifepristone was approved for chemical abortion. Misoprostol is manufactured by Searle Pharmaceuticals under the brand name Cytotec®. In July 2002, the FDA approved a generic version of misoprostol distributed by IVAX Pharmaceuticals.

Misoprostol is not formally approved by the FDA for use in chemical abortion, although it recommends Misoprostol for use in conjunction with mifepristone. Searle, a subsidiary of Pharmacia Corporation, has not studied or approved Cytotec (misoprostol) for use in labor induction or abortion.

It’s worth noting the drug is linked to uterine rupture and other critical risks to pregnant women. Just one month before FDA approval for the abortion drug combination, Searle issued an alert to physicians, warning them that misoprostol is not approved for use in pregnant women and using the drug can cause “rupture or perforation, requiring uterine surgical repair, hysterectomy,” “severe vaginal bleeding” and “maternal death.”

Misoprostol induces labor, uterine contraction, to expel the developing baby from the womb along with the embryonic sac, and lining of the uterus. The process takes a couple of days and is often accompanied by heavy bleeding and strong uterine cramping.

Risks involved with medical (chemical) abortions include:

  • Continued pregnancy
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Heavier bleeding than expected
  • Allergic reaction

Source: abort97.org, americanpregnancy.org

What Are The Risks to Women Who Take Mifepristone and Misoprostol to Induce a Chemical Abortion?

As of April 2011, the FDA reported at least 14 women have died in the U.S., due to complications from taking mifepristone and misoprostol for chemical abortion. At least eight deaths have been attributed to a bacterial infection, Colostridium sordellii, most likely caused by vaginal use of misoprostol. The report also lists five additional deaths in foreign countries.

The FDA has updated the warnings associated with mifepristone several times to reflect the risk of fatal clostridial toxic shock from infection. In July 2005, the FDA announced the second change to the drug’s “black box” warning label detailing the symptoms associated with the fatal bacterial infections, which can be “atypical … without fever, bacteria or significant findings on pelvic exam. …” The “black box” is the FDA’s most serious warning label.

The first woman known to die from infection after taking mifepristone for a chemical abortion was 18-year old Holly Patterson. Patterson died Sept. 17, 2003 — about a week after receiving mifepristone at the Haywood, California Planned Parenthood affiliate. An autopsy found Patterson died from septic shock, caused by a “therapeutic, drug-induced abortion.” In December 2004, her parents filed suit against the drug’s distributor, Danco Laboratories, Planned Parenthood and the hospital where she died.

The FDA’s most recent “Adverse Event Summary” on the drug combination chronicles other complications associated with the drugs, including blood loss requiring transfusion, intravenous antibiotics and hospitalization.

One published study based on the U.S. clinical trials of mifepristone found that “[E]xcessive bleeding necessitated blood transfusions in four women and accounted for 25 of 27 hospitalizations (including emergency-room visits), 56 of 59 surgical interventions, and 22 of 49 administrations of intravenous fluid.”  The study states that one in 100 women reported symptoms ranging from bleeding to abdominal pain and vomiting they described as severe and incapacitating.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) UPDATE – April 12, 2019

The FDA has received reports of serious adverse events in women who took Mifeprex. As of December 31, 2018, there were reports of 24 deaths of women associated with Mifeprex since the product was approved in September 2000, including two cases of ectopic pregnancy resulting in death; and several cases of severe systemic infection (also called sepsis), including some that were fatal. The adverse events cannot with certainty be causally attributed to mifepristone because of concurrent use of other drugs, other medical or surgical treatments, co-existing medical conditions, and information gaps about patient health status and clinical management of the patient. A summary report of adverse events that reflects data through December 31, 2018 is here. The FDA has reviewed this information and did not identify any new safety signals. The FDA intends to update this summary report on an annual basis or as appropriate.

How Common are Chemical Abortions in the U.S.?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s 2010 Abortion Surveillance Report, 20 percent of abortions that year were chemical; 80 percent were surgical.

Is Mifepristone the Same as the “Morning-After Pill”?

No, mifepristone is taken when a woman knows she is pregnant and has the intention of aborting her preborn child. The “morning-after pill” is sold to women as a form of “emergency contraception” to prevent pregnancy.

Abortion Procedures Explained (VIDEO)

by Dr. Anthony Levatino, OB-GYN, Former Abortionist

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Republican Party Principles on Sanctity of Life and Abortion

Texas Republican Party leaders believe:

Since the Roe v. Wade decision, over 60 million babies have been killed by abortions. An estimated 55,000 babies are killed in Texas through abortion every year.

Roe v. Wade was an unconstitutional decision of the United States Supreme Court. The Supreme Court should review existing federal law to protect the rights of the preborn to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness granted to all Americans.

There are discriminatory loopholes in Texas law which allow preborn children to be aborted based upon a suspected disability after twenty weeks. Discriminatory abortions which take the lives of children through abortions through late term should be prohibited.

Planned Parenthood–and specifically its affiliates–are still funded by Texas taxpayer dollars in certain municipalities and have school curriculum programs which promote their worldview. Public funding support for abortion must end.

Source: www.texasgop.org/pro-life

Democratic Party Principles on Sanctity of Life and Abortion

Texas Democrat Leaders Believe:  State Party 2018 – 2020 Platform

Support the repeal of HB2 (Texas House Bill 2), which has created dangerous restrictions on Texans’ access to abortion care, and oppose any future TRAP (targeted regulation of abortion providers) legislation.

Recognize the product of a joined egg and sperm has no independent status, standing, entitlements or rights that would in any way usurp or supersede the rights of the mother or woman which are paramount.

Support family planning funding for pregnancy prevention and preventive health care by all qualified providers in regulated, licensed medical facilities, including Planned Parenthood.

Source:
www.texasdemocrats.org/our-party/texas-democratic-party-platform/


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Republican Party Platform/Values

HUMAN LIFE

“The Constitution’s guarantee that no one can “be deprived of life, liberty or property” deliberately echoes the Declaration of Independence’s proclamation that “all” are “endowed by their Creator” with the inalienable right to life. Accordingly, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to children before birth.”

Source: 2016 Republican National Platform, p.13

Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children.”

Source: 2012 Republican National Platform, p. 13-14

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

“We oppose the use of public funds to perform or promote abortion or to fund organizations, like Planned Parenthood, so long as they provide or refer for elective abortions or sell fetal body parts rather than provide healthcare.”

Source: 2016 Republican National Platform, p.13

“We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion or fund organizations which perform or advocate it and will not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage.”

Source: 2012 Republican Platform, p. 14

JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS

“We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity of innocent human life.”

Source: 2016 Republican National Platform, p.13

DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

In his first week in office, President Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy that prevented $9 billion in foreign aid from being used to fund the abortion industry.

Signed a Congressional Review Act bill to allow states to restrict Planned Parenthood Funding.

President Trump signed a congressional bill overturning an Obama midnight regulation that prohibited states from defunding abortion service providers.

Source:
www.donaldjtrump.com
www.promiseskept.com/achievement/overview/social-programs/#

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Democratic Party Platform/Values

HUMAN LIFE

“Democrats are committed to protecting and advancing reproductive health, rights, and justice. We believe unequivocally that every woman should have access to quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion-regardless of where she lives, how much money she makes, or how she is insured. We believe that reproductive health is core to women’s, men’s, and young people’s health and wellbeing…. We will continue to oppose-and seek to overturn-federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment.”

Source: 2016 Democratic National Platform, p.37

“The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.”

Source: 2012 Democratic National Platform, p. 52

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

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“We will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health centers, which provide critical health services to millions of people.”

Source: 2016 Democratic National Platform, p.37

“Democrats support access to affordable family planning services, and President Obama and Democrats will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health centers.”

Source: 2012 Democratic National Platform, p. 52

JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS

“We will appoint judges who defend the constitutional principles of liberty and equality for all, protect a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion, curb billionaires’ influence over elections because they understand that Citizens United has fundamentally damaged our democracy, and see the Constitution as a blueprint for progress.”

Source: 2016 Democratic National Platform, p.25

HILLARY CLINTON, 2016 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE STATEMENTS ON ABORTION

Proudly stand by Planned Parenthood1

Defend legal abortion in principle and in practice2

“Former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to call for the codification of abortion rights into New York state law.”2

“Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called the recently signed abortion law in Alabama, and other pieces of legislation that restrict access to the procedure, an example of “appalling attacks on women’s lives and fundamental freedoms.”3

Sources:

1hillaryclinton.com/issues/womens-rights-and-opportunity/

2https://www.columbiaspectator.com/news/2019/01/07/hillary-clinton-cuomo-call-for-decriminalization-of-abortion-in-new-york-at-rally-at-barnard/

3https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/15/politics/hillary-clinton-abortion-ban-women-alabama/index.html

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Letter to Oakland Newspaper Editor by Concerned Citizen

August 3, 2019

Dear Editor,

RE: DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM

“There are two key issues each Democratic presidential candidate supports that every Catholic and Bible believing Christian should be concerned about. There is absolutely no daylight separating candidates on abortion. Every candidate is pro-abortion with no limits or restrictions. For all of these candidates, abortion, which they label “a reproductive right”, is an inscribed constitutional right. Joe Biden recently announced his new plan to expand the Affordable Care Act which will force American taxpayers to fund abortion up to birth.

“Every Democrat running for President opposes a bill in Congress to stop Infanticide. Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats have blocked a bill that requires doctors to provide care for babies born alive during a botched abortion for the 80th time.

“I think most Catholics and bible believing Christians would agree that the Democratic Party has become radicalized. New York Democrats were ecstatic about their new unrestricted abortion law, allowing abortion up to the time the baby is in the birth canal just minutes away from being born. All of these candidates, many who are Catholic or  Protestants, have chosen loyalty to party over God’s gift of life. Can we as Christians promote and support someone who holds views opposed to our Christian faith and our most basic human right, the right to life? Bear in mind, if one of these candidates becomes President, he or she will endorse laws contrary to Judeo-Christian beliefs. They will enact laws against God’s laws.

“Have you ever heard the reasoning, “I’m personally against abortion but I don’t want to impose my beliefs on others”? I believe if any one of these Democratic candidates becomes president, he or she will impose their radical beliefs on us.”

Jim Crowley
Walnut Creek, CA

America is More Pro-Life
54% want all or most abortions illegal

“A new national poll confirmed a majority of Americans oppose most or all abortions and want them made illegal.” Heritage for America released the results of national polling results from June 3 to 6, 2019.

The survey asked American voters nationwide, “Which of the following views about abortion comes closest to your own?”

54% Oppose 97-100% of all abortions.
40% Support all abortions (18%) or abortions in some cases (22%)
35% Democrats: Oppose all or most all abortions
80% Republicans: All or most abortions should be illegal
76% Majority want medical care for babies born alive after failed abortions

Most Americans Favor Restrictions on Abortion

An earlier poll, a separate survey conducted in February 2019 by Marist University revealed similar results discovered by the Heritage poll in June. Americans want more restrictions on abortion and do not support infanticide and unrestricted abortion up to the time of delivery, depriving the baby of any  legal protection. Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law on January 22nd, legislation called the Reproductive Health Act, which would allow all abortions without restrictions through birth in the state of New York.

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According to the Marist Poll results,  there is a major shift in Americans’ views on abortion. Americans disapprove of the Democrats’ promotion of infanticide and late term abortions. They’re paying attention to the news, watching and reading about Democratic Party leaders including presidential candidates champion unrestricted abortion and infanticide.

The shift in Americans’ opinions on abortion is “led by Democrats and those under 45 years old, according to a survey taken Feb.12-17 in the wake of efforts in several states to legalize abortion up until birth”.

Summary of results from the February 2019 poll:

34% Democrats identify as “pro-life”
61% Democrats identify as “pro-choice”
47% Young Americans identify as “pro-life”
48% Young Americans identify as “pro-choice”
71% All Americans strongly oppose late term abortion after 20 weeks
18% All Americans support abortion at any time up until birth
59% Democrats who oppose abortion after 20 weeks
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