COVID and Corrections: A Profile of COVID Deaths in Custody in Texas” is a report released by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.
This report documents deaths by COVID in state-run prisons and jails in Texas. It breaks down the demographics of the victims and compares the rate of deaths in custody to those of the general population.
Some of the findings of the report are deeply troubling.
The report doesn’t cover federal prisons in Texas, only state and county-run facilities. Nevertheless, it documented 204 deaths among jail and prison inmates between early…
Sometimes authors of magazines are allowed to witness abortions in the course of writing articles. Sometimes medical students who never had an opinion on abortion come to grips with the procedure after viewing one. then write about their experiences.
People who observe abortion procedures or abortion remains usually come away with little doubt that abortion kills a human being.
Author Verlyn Klinkenborg of Harper’s Magazine visited an abortion facility for a 1995 article. After viewing the remains of an abortion at ten weeks, he wrote the following:
I felt a profound and unmistakable kinship with the foot and hand in…
When Live Action released videos of Planned Parenthood staffers encouraging and assisting in alleged sex-selection abortions, it unleashed a pro-abortion firestorm.
Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice organizations launched a campaign against proposed legislation banning sex-selection abortion and tried to debunk the videos by claiming that sex-selection abortions are a myth. They insisted that such abortions never happen.
However, a little bit of research shows that these abortions are occurring and have been occurring for a very long time, since the very legalization of abortion in Roe v. Wade.
In 1979, only six years after the Roe v. Wade decision, a…
On June 27, 2013, Live Action News ran a story about late-term abortionist Shelley Sella and the allegations of infanticide leveled against her by clinic worker Tina David.
Tina David was a nurse who helped out in Dr. George Tiller’s abortion clinic in Wichita Kansas, where Dr. Sella also worked. David claims that she witnessed a baby born alive after a botched third trimester abortion. According to David, Dr. Sella stabbed the baby to death.
These allegations were never proven and Sella never faced any charges for the alleged murder.
Sella was profiled in a film called “After Tiller” which…
According to a poll done in 2011, 59% of Americans believed that abortion is wrong. A similar poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus in 2010 gave the number at 56%. So at that time, ten years ago, over half of all Americans believed that abortion was morally wrong.
But many Americans, then and now, do not realize quite how wrong abortion is. Many people believe that abortion simply “terminates a pregnancy,” removes “tissue,” or suctions out “collections of cells.”
Pro-choice organizations perpetuate these myths. …
LifeNews shared a story on Facebook that was published in July of 2013 called “Abortion Advocates Go Nuts Over Pro-Lifers Distributing Fetal Models.”
The story was about the angry pro-choice response to a pro-life group distributing fetal models at a fair. According to Andrew Blair, the writer of the article:
Samantha Gordon, director of public affairs for NARAL Pro-Choice America, told ABC News, “Watching the anti-choice movement attempt to engage the public by using extreme and unsettling tactics is nothing new.”
Life-size models of preborn babies, like the one above, are powerful visual aids that can be held, touched and…
Pro-choice feminist Wendy Simonds interviewed a number of abortion clinic workers for her book Abortion at Work: Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic. The interviews shine a light on some of the grisly practices taking place inside abortion clinics.
Because it was written from a pro-choice perspective, complete with a chapter on how to deal with “antis” (i.e. anti-choicers, or pro-lifers) the book is difficult for pro-choice people to refute. There is no way that they can accuse the author of pro-life bias.
One of the quotes that I found interesting was the following by a clinic worker. This…
On July 2, 2014, the New York Times ran an article by a young woman who had an abortion. Lisa Selin Davis, a self-proclaimed feminist, describes an abortion she had in the mid-90s. A gung ho pro-choicer, she did not expect her abortion to be difficult or upsetting.
Pregnant from a relationship with a married man, Davis had no qualms about getting an abortion:
This [decision to have an abortion] didn’t seem as big a problem to me as it might have for other young women. This was the mid-1990s. Reared on protest marches, I had a NOW poster affixed…
Jacqueline Middler had two abortions and deeply regretted them. She wrote a book, White Stick, hoping to convince other women not to make the same choices. (All quotations below are from this book).
Middler became pregnant her first year of college. She didn’t know what to do but was leaning towards choosing life. Then she spoke to a friend who’d had an abortion.
The friend said there were many things Middler wouldn’t be able to do if she had a baby. …
A book published in 2010 revealed that the military had a policy that all servicewomen who became pregnant had to abort or face discharge — and this policy was in place before Roe vs. Wade, when abortion was still illegal throughout the United States.
The U.S. military’s purpose is to wage war. Killing enemy combatants, fellow human beings, is part of that mandate. Perhaps it’s unsurprising that an industry based on killing wouldn’t value the lives of preborn children either — or, as it turns out, the right of women to choose to have their children.
In 1970, the Department…
Sarah Terzo is a member of the Board of the Consistent Life Network and the Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians. She writes for Live Action News.