FRC conference sets stage for more aggressive anti-abortion rhetoric, legislation in 2012
Updated Feb. 1 with a clarification*
FRC President Tony Perkins opened the annual ProLifeCon, claiming that an estimated 54 million abortions have taken place since the procedure became legal four decades ago.
“Where’s the moral outrage in America today?” Perkins said.
Gerard Nadal — an anti-abortion activist, blogger and microbiologist — demonstrated some of that outrage, as he accused Planned Parenthood of spreading sexually transmitted diseases and accused the medical community of what he termed “aggressive eugenics.” It’s Nadal’s contention that most doctors only recommend abortion when faced with anticipated genetic disorders or fetal anomalies.
“Doctors will tell woman, ‘If you don’t abort, then I’m not going to treat you,’” Nadal said.
“The one thing that’s become crystal clear is we’re no longer arguing a woman’s right to choose,” he continued. “I long for the good old days of arguing whether a woman has a right to choose abortion. Right now what’s happening in medicine is physicians are not putting on the table what a woman’s options are; they’re just telling a woman, ‘You need to get rid of this baby.’”
Nadal recently co-founded the Council on Poor Prenatal Diagnoses & Therapeutic Intervention, and on Saturday FRC hosted this group’s first national conference, which involved several physicians, scientists and parents of children with disabilities painting the picture that most doctors are eugenicists. Nadal told The American Independent his organization will spend the next 18 months aggressively conducting research in order to influence public policy. The council is looking into birth control as well as abortion.
Two U.S. representatives spoke at the FRC forum: freshman Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) and 16-term Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), who last year sponsored a controversial bill that among other things would prohibit state health exchanges created by Obama’s health-care reform bill from covering abortion services, with limited exceptions.
Smith co-chairs the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, which condemned the Obama administration’s recent mandate that insurance plans will eventually have to cover family planning services, including emergency contraception.
“Obama is the enemy of life, as is his people,” Smith said. ”The past three years of abortion extremism by President Obama is a mere foretaste of what will be if he is reelected. Mr. Obama’s abortion extremism will significantly worsen in a second term.”
Another outspoken anti-abortion congressman is Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), who was not at the FRC conference but is expected this week to introduce a bill that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks, with limited exceptions. Late last year, Franks introduced a federal bill that would criminalize doctors who fail to prove that an abortion was not related to the anticipated sex or race of the child.
Jeanne Monahan, FRC’s director for the Center for Human Dignity, closed the conference with discussion of crisis pregnancy centers, which counsel against abortion and do not offer or refer for contraceptive services. Many of the more than 4,000 CPCs across the nation, which are usually affiliated with one of three networks — Care Net, Heartbeat International, and the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates – have received federal or state funding either through the Choose Life license plate program active in many states or to teach abstinence-only sex-education classes.
On Monday FRC released a new study (PDF) on CPCs in America, an updated version of its 2009 report. Monahan said that among FRC’s findings was that in 2010, CPCs saved
the government clients* $100 million by providing free services like pregnancy tests and ultrasound screenings. Monahan said several times that the $100 million is a “very conservative estimate.”
Last year, the Guttmacher Institute released a report claiming that unintended pregnancies cost American taxpayers roughly $11.1 billion each year.
You can watch the entire conference recorded by FRC here.
Photo: Family Research Council seal on FRC’s Values Voters Bus, Jan. 23, 2012 (AMERICAN INDEPENDENT/Sofia Resnick)
THIS IS SCIENCE:
FETUS IS NOT A BABY (GOOGLE THE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CHART), but a parasite because the classification of the biological relationship that is based on the behavior one organism (fetus) and how it relates to the woman’s body.
as a zygote, it invaded the woman’s uterus using its TROPHOBLAST cells, hijacked her immune system by using NEUROKININ B and HCG— so her body doesn’t kill it, steals her nutrients to survive, and causes her harm or potential death.
“It is also possible for a symbiotic relationship to exist between two organisms of the same species.”
answers com/topic/symbiosis — Gale’s Science of Everyday Things.
“an animal or plant that lives in or on another (the host) from which it obtains nourishment. The host does not benefit from the association and is often harmed by it”
pregnancy CAUSES HARM: thelizlibrary org/liz/004 htm
since a man can abort his tapeworm at anytime, so should a woman abort unwanted, human-parasitic fetus, too.
the bible supported abortion, that was done by a priest, in god’s name, in his holly temple!
the 1984 NIV footnote of numbers 5:11-31 explained what “to thy thigh to rot, they belly to swell” meant: numbers 5:21 “or causes you to have a miscarrying womb and barrenness” to CAUSE a miscarrying womb IS an abortion.
the judeo-christian god is a myth and historical evidence proves it.
3.3.3 ATHEISM: A HISTORY OF GOD (Part 1)
THIS IS THE LAW:
ABORTION IS A CIVIL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT SUPPORTED BY THE RIGHTS TO PRIVACY, THE EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE OF THE 14TH AMENDMENT, AND THE 13TH AMENDMENT.
NO HUMAN has a right to life or any due process rights by the 14th amendment to use another human’s body or body parts AGAINST their will, civil and constitutional rights: that’s why you are not forced to donate your kidney—the human fetus is no exception; this is supported by the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment, which makes reproductive slavery unconstitutional.
consensual s*x=/= a legal, binding contract to an unwanted fetus to live.
I don’t believe that the rlitcae is true for one thing, but who am i to judge someone who believes in their morals if it is happening some where in this planet. you hear a lot of stories some true some false who really knows. But what really pushes my buttons is to always have that one person who thinks their all high in mighty with god on their side. I AM NOT JUDGING THE MORALS OF RELIGION. But to sit there and judge people because they are different then you is against everything that is even written in the bible its self. When a child is sixteen and pregnant and has nothing in her life so she decides to do an abortion she is always judged by the religion types. when a women is raped and becomes pregnant and gets an abortion she is also judged by them as well. that’s the problem in America today women are judged by people of faith all because the women who want or need abortion feel like their doing the right thing so they are placed in a class of un-hamanity. So how dare you to anybody who judges the morals of people who practices their belief in a different way. just because we all look like humans don’t mean that we all have the same beliefs or even the same morals. if there is truly a race of people in this world that eat a fetus and like it like eating a dog or even a cow then let them eat it it is their way of life, it doesn’t ever mean that it will ever have to be your moral right to do as well. STOP JUDGING OTHERS THAT ARE JUST DIFFERENT AND LIVE YOUR OWN DAMN LIFE THE WAY YOU WANT TO. If you are someone that goes around judging others then your not living your life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!