VATICAN CITY, Italy, June 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – In his clearing out and re-stacking of the Vatican’s highest pro-life institution, Pope Francis has not invited many former members specifically chosen by Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI for their pro-life-and-family credentials as well as their fidelity to Catholic teaching. Many of those not invited back had previously been openly critical of the direction the Academy was being pushed in recent years.
Gov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday signed legislation making it illegal for a woman to get an abortion once her pregnancy reaches 20 weeks with no exceptions for rape or incest.
The measure, which went into effect with Haley’s signature, was passed out of the Senate last week.
The governor did not immediately issue a statement explaining her support.
The law allows doctors to perform abortions past 20 weeks only if the fetus has been diagnosed with an “anomaly” and will die, or the mother’s life is threatened. Doctors who disobey the new rules would face jail time.
Nevertheless, it is imperative that such chicanery in a political movement be exposed as often as it occurs, for only in the presentation of truth can minds, however closed, be opened.
In a decision that marries ill timing and a tactless approach in an effort to highlight both Black History Month and Planned Parenthood's 99th year, the organization has announced its "99 Dream Keepers" initiative. According to the organization's website, the initiative is explained as follows:
To celebrate Black History Month, Planned Parenthood is honoring 99 African American leaders -- one for each year since Planned Parenthood was founded.(1)