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Operation Rescue gladly reports that four pro-life citizens have won a Federal lawsuit against the police chief of the City of Bellevue, NE, after he ordered city officers, on several occasions, to arrest the group during lawful protests.  The group was arrested several times, and each time the judge threw out the case, facts that were known to the arresting officers.  They now owe $125,000 in legal fees.

Abortion Protesters Win Federal Judgment In Residential Picketing Case

City of Bellevue ordered to pay attorney fees of $125,000 and stop falsely arresting pro-lifers

Omaha, NE – Four pro-lifers have won their Federal suit against the Bellevue, Nebraska, police chief filed after repeated false arrests under a residential picketing ordinance. The City of Bellevue was ordered to pay $125,000 in attorney fees after settling the case that Federal Court Judge Richard Kopf told the City they could not win.

Greg and Mary Hansen, Roscoe Corell, and Larry Donlan of Rescue the Heartland sued after they were arrested and jailed multiple times during peaceful residential protests in 2006 and 2007 on the orders of Bellevue Police Chief John W. Stacey. In every case, they were acquitted or the charges were dismissed. [Read about one of their unlawful arrests.]

“We were repeatedly arrested and thrown in jail even though the police knew we were not breaking the law. They just didn’t care,” said Donlan, who also drives one of Operation Rescue’s Truth Trucks. “It is unfortunate that the taxpayers of Bellevue now have to pay for the police chief’s irresponsibility.”

According to the consent decree, “The Parties agree, and it is ordered, that the Defendants and their agents will not issue citations, make arrests, or file criminal charges against the Plaintiffs” unless they are actually breaking the law.

“It’s a pretty sad day when American citizens must file a suit in Federal Court to stop police from arresting them for no reason other than some obvious personal bias. The Police Chief’s actions were outrageous, to say the least,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We congratulate Mr. Donlan and the others on this victory. We trust that now the Bellevue Police will learn this expensive lesson on the First Amendment and will allow the pro-life message to be peacefully spread without further unlawful impediment.”

Read the Consent Decree and Judgment

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Operation Rescue reports that proof has come out that Abortionist Tiller lied when he took the stand during his trial.  On the stand, Tiller claimed that he performed 250 – 300 abortions last year.  According to Kansas’ records, 464 cases of abortion by Digoxin/Induction were performed last year.  Tiller is the only abortionist in Kansas to use that method.

State Records Prove Tiller Lied About Abortion Numbers, Profits

Tiller’s late-term abortion income alone in 2003 was actually close to $1.2 million

Wichita, KS – Abortion records kept by the Kansas State Department of Health and Environment prove that, during his trial, late-term abortionist George R. Tiller misrepresented the number of post-viability abortions done at his Wichita clinic by nearly 50%.

Tiller took the stand in his own defense against charges he committed illegal abortions in 2003. He testified under oath that between 250 and 300 of the controversial abortions were done by his clinic that year.

However, according to the 2003 KDHE report on abortion numbers, 491 post-viability abortions were done in Kansas that year. Tiller operates the only facility in Kansas that does abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy, and the only one to employ the “Digoxin/Induction” method of abortion, of which there were 464 reported cases that year. (The use of other abortion methods accounts for the discrepancy between the two figures.)

In fact, never in the past ten years has Tiller’s post-viability numbers fallen as low as 250.

“Late-term abortions are Tiller’s bread and butter,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “As a businessman, you can’t tell me that he didn’t know exactly how well his premium service was selling. His paycheck was based on a percentage of the gross sales, and it is inconceivable that he doesn’t know how much money he makes. He wouldn’t be able to stay in business if he were that incompetent of a businessman. “

Tiller’s attorneys successfully objected to questions about Tiller’s total annual income.

“They obviously wanted to keep the truth from the jury about how much money Tiller makes off these very unpopular abortions,” said Newman.

Tiller indicated that the average cost of a post-viability abortion is $6,000. He pockets 38 cents on every dollar generated. Using that average, post-viability abortions conservatively generated over $2.9 million in 2003, with Tiller’s take being close to $1.2 million.

“That much money is plenty of incentive to commit perjury,” said Newman. “And that figure does not take early abortion profits into consideration. Tiller is making a killing off killing babies. With the kind of money changing hands, it is no wonder that Tiller and his attorneys will stoop to any level to keep the dollars rolling in.”

“The KDHE records cast serious doubt on Tiller’s ability to tell the truth,” said Newman. “That is something to keep in mind as he faces inquiries from the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts.”

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FOX News reports that a bill that has passed the Oklahoma House allows pregnant women to use lethal force to protect their unborn baby.

Oklahoma Could Allow Pregnant Women to Kill to Save Unborn Children

State lawmakers passed the Use of Force for the Protection of the Unborn Act this week and if the Senate approves it in a final vote, as expected, it will be sent to the governor’s desk.

FOXNews.com

Friday, April 03, 2009

Oklahoma lawmakers are close to approving a bill that allows pregnant women to use deadly force to protect their unborn children.

State lawmakers passed the Use of Force for the Protection of the Unborn Act this week and if the Senate approves it in a final vote, as expected, it will be sent to the governor’s desk.

The bill was crafted after a Michigan woman who was carrying quadruplets stabbed and killed her boyfriend after he struck her in the stomach. The woman lost the babies and was convicted of manslaughter.

“Pregnant women who refuse to abort their child are too often attacked by their partner in an effort to force a miscarriage,” said state Rep. Mike Thompson, who co-authored the bill after Americans United for Life asked him. “Women put in this position should have the legal right to defend themselves, with lethal force if necessary.”

State Sen. Glenn Coffee said the measure will allow victims of domestic violence defend themselves and their unborn children.

“Unfortunately, the unborn child is often the primary target of domestic violence,” Coffee said in a statement. “Domestic violence has been acknowledged as a primary cause of stillbirths and miscarriages.”

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Operation Rescue informs us that California Abortionist Nolan Jones has finally had his medical license revoked and can no longer perform abortions.  Jones had been disciplined before by the California Medical Board for botched abortions; apparently one dead baby isn’t enough for someone to lose their medical license in this country.

CA Medical Board Revokes Abortionist Nolan Jones’ License

Los Angeles, CA – The California Medical Board has revoked the medical license of abortionist Nolan Jones, effective on April 20, 2009. According to the order, Jones falsified the medical records of two non-abortion patients, and violated his probation on other charges.

“This follows a national trend of abortionists being held accountable to the law,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who worked to expose Jones’ dangerous practice to the public. “Jones was one of the most incompetent and dishonest abortionists in the country – and that is saying a lot. His license should have been taken years ago.”

Jones has been disciplined at least four times by the California Medical Board for offenses ranging from botched abortions to negligence during childbirth that led to the death of a wanted baby. Community Hospital in San Bernardino terminated his hospital privileges in 1997.

Jones was a predatory abortionist who set up shop in strip malls in seedy areas of Southern California to take advantage of low income and Hispanic women. When he got in trouble or fell behind on bills, he would close up his clinics and reopen in another location under a new name, such as La Rose, The Butterfly Clinic, Women’s Center Medical Group, Clinica Medica Latina Femina, and Clinica Medica Para La Mujer De Hoy, to name a few.

In the latter clinic, Jones worked for illegal abortionist Bertha Bugarin, and later “bought” the clinics from Bugarin after her arrests in LA and San Diego for committing abortions without a medical license. Bugarin is currently serving 3 years in prison on 7 charges in Los Angeles, and is scheduled for sentencing in San Diego on 9 felony counts on Friday, April 3.

Of the six abortion mills that Jones allegedly purchased from Bugarin, all but one location has closed. That location is now being operated by two other abortionists.

Jones had also racked up a staggering amount of financial liability and unpaid bills, declaring bankruptcy in 2003 with approximately 100 creditors and nearly $100,000 in credit card debt. At one point a pro-life supporter observed an eviction notice in the back seat of Jones’ car. Jones appeared to be homeless and sleeping inside his abortion clinics.

“That man’s life was train wreck,” said Newman. “We pray for Jones’ repentance and salvation, but as far as his abortion career goes, it is good riddance.”

View Revocation Order

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The National Right to Life Committee is remarking on some bizzare comments made by Hillary Clinton during her award reception by Planned Parenthood.

She said, “I want to assure you that reproductive rights and the umbrella issue of women’s rights and empowerment will be a key to the foreign policy of this Administration.”  So how, exactly, do “reproductive rights” (translation: abortion) contribute as a key role in foreign policy?  Killing unborn babies is a key to foreign policy?  What?

Hillary Clinton’s Bizarre Remarks

March 30th, 2009

hillclintonWe thought we had heard every out-of-left-field justification for slaughtering unborn babies imaginable. Until last Friday, that is, when we learned that ripping arms from the torsos of the little ones not only funnels millions of dollars into the war chest of Planned Parenthood, it is also a critical component in defeating Al-Qaida!

To be fair, when receiving PPFA’s “highest award,” pro-abortion Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can perhaps be forgiven for making even less sense than usual. There she was, at the annual conference of the nation’s largest abortion “provider,” receiving the Margaret Sanger award, in honor of the founder of PPFA. What could make everyone feel better at the Houston gala than to be told that directing “family planning” money into the hands of groups who never tire of finding new populations to thin out is an “indispensable ingredient of [the Obama Administration’s use of] smart power”?

A further example of “smart power” of which she “was very proud” Clinton said, was “when President Obama repealed the Mexico City policy.” Opening the floodgates to allow tax dollars to pour into the hands of militant pro-abortionist certainly enhances the power of the International Abortion Establishment, but smart it is not.

The best way to understand Clinton’s logic is to read her speech right to left, as if it were written in Chinese. Somewhere in the midst of a sea of non sequiturs Clinton launched the idea that obliterating unborn babies in the developing world is connected to defeating terrorism, bizarre even by her stream-of-consciousness lights..

The operative paragraph goes as follow: “I want to assure you that reproductive rights and the umbrella issue of women’s rights and empowerment will be a key to the foreign policy of this Administration.”

Abortion and birth control and education and the right to vote all fall under the same “umbrella.” Each one is, as Clinton said, part of “expanding opportunities for women.”

But she was not done. Just as providing economic opportunity and adequate food and water is a necessary underpinning so, too, is  ”access to family planning” [aka abortion] which “broadens the horizons and expands the vision of women everywhere.” All the women except those who’ve been killed in utero, of course.

In an opening moment of solidarity Clinton told her audience,  ”Yet we know that Margaret Sanger’s work here in the United States and certainly across our globe is not done.” That is true. They will target every protective abortion law at home and abroad six days a week and twice on Sunday.

We all must be just as diligent in opposing everything they stand for as they are in promoting them. And we will.

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Don’t forget that March 31 is Red Envelope Day.  RED is a grassroots effort to show Washington, specifically Barack Obama, that we are outraged that abortion is still legal in the U.S.  Every empty red envelope is a representation of an aborted baby that never had the chance to make an impact on the world.

Please take a look at redenvelopeproject.org for more information and how to format your red letters for the White House.  I realize this is short notice, but they need to be in the mail tomorrow, March 31.  You can have redenvelopeday.com send them for you tomorrow if you purchase them online.

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The National Right to Life Committee has an article encouraging those who love life to contact their State senators and urge them to vote against confirming Dawn Johnsen for Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel (AAG-OLC).  If appointed, Johnsen will use her position as legislative watchdog to frame legal cases through her pro-abortion worldview.

NRLC Protests Judicial Nomination of Former NARAL Legal Director

March 30th, 2009

The National Right to Life Committee sent a letter out last Friday to every Senator on Capital hill, urging them to oppose the nomination of Dawn Johnsen to the position of Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel (AAG-OLC). Johnsen, a former legal director at NARAL (the National Abortion Rights Action League), has long been a dedicated and vocal advocate for the pro-abortion lobbying industry, and her position in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel would give her extensive power within the administration as a legislative watchdog. In the words of NRLC’s action alert:

The person who serves as AAG-OLC plays an influential role both in construing existing laws and in evaluating the constitutional and legal implications of various legislative and administrative proposals.

Johnsen’s position then, would be a sort of “lawyer’s lawyer” to the Executive branch, giving her immense power to frame legal cases through her pro-abortion ideological framework.

Johnsen is not above twisting the Constitution in the interests of “reproductive rights.” In a legal brief she once wrote that legal limitations on abortion (such as ultrasound laws or waiting periods) are:

Disturbingly suggestive of involuntary servitude, prohibited by the Thirteenth Amendment, in that forced pregnancy requires a women to provide continous physical to the fetus.

Forced pregnancy equals slavery according to Dawn Johnsen.

If you happen to disagree with President Obama’s nominee for the position of Assistant Attorney General to the Office of Legal Counsel, please follow the link below to read NRLC’s Action Alert, see a copy of the letter sent to the Senate, and send a message to your two Senators urging them not to confirm Dawn Johnsen.

http://www.capwiz.com/nrlc/issues/alert/?alertid=13020026&type=CO

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