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Mitt Romney: "As President, I will protect the sanctity of life."
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Abortion Survivor Rips Obama On Infanticide Support in New TV Ad
Friends, you must view the television ad in this story which features Wisconsin Right to Life friend Melissa Ohden who survived an abortion. Melissa chides President Obama for voting against legislation as an Illinois State Senator to deny life-saving treatment to abortion survivors like Melissa.
Ann Romney’s Multiple Miscarriages and Pro-Life Conversion
In a new interview aired on CBS, Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, shared a personal moment in talking about the multiple miscarriages she suffered and how they affected her life and the life of her family.
Romney had the miscarriages in her 40s and the couple’s youngest son was reportedly devastated by the news, collapsing in tears in front of his mother as she informed him of the loss of one of her babies before birth. Mitt Romney himself had not heard the story of his son’s reaction until Ann Romney shared it with CBS.
Ann Romney talked about how their son Craig, the youngest of the five boys the Romneys have, really wanted a little brother or sister and was “thrilled” when she a announced she was pregnant. She was four and a half months pregnant at the time it happened.
“You know, I [had] sort of told him, ‘I’m sorry, but that, you know, there’s no more children in our future.’ So, he was thrilled to death” when he was told about her pregnancy, said Ann Romney.
“I knew I was losing the baby. It was about three or four in the morning and I decided that I wasn’t going to wake Mitt up,” Mrs. Romney says in the upcoming interview. “I waited until it was about six in the morning and I said, ‘Mitt, you gotta take me to the hospital right now.’”
“I was home by the time Craig got home from school in the afternoon and he walked in the door and he was about ten or 11 years old and he fell on the floor and he just burst into tears,” she added. “And the poor little kid had been at school all day long holding this sorrow inside of him and having no one to speak to, no one to comfort him, no one to explain what is going on.”
“I said, ‘You know, Craig, you know, you’re probably not going to have another little brother or little sister in your life, but you’ll have children of your own someday. And, you know, this little hole will be filled by that,’” said Ann Romney in the CBS interview. “And the interesting thing: He married a woman who had younger, much younger brothers. And when I saw Craig playing with those younger brothers, I thought to myself, ‘Isn’t life interesting. He got those little brothers. He had to just wait a while.’”
According to CBS, Mitt Romney said he “hadn’t heard the story of Craig coming home from school that day and being so devastated.”
“I’m not surprised. He’s a very tender heart and a wonderful father today himself,” he added.
Ann Romney’s health has come up before in the campaign as voters get to know her as well as her husband. Ann has battled multiple sclerosis since 1998 and fought an early-stage breast cancer diagnosis in 2008.
In 2007, Ann Romney said she no longer supports abortion and joins her husband, Republican presidential candidate Mitt, in taking a pro-life viewpoint.
Ann Romney told Fox News that what is important now is that both she and her husband are pro-life and actively promoting the pro-life perspective. She also said that she became pro-life at the same time as Mitt after evaluating the issue of embryonic stem cell research.
“So I’ve had to make a decision, a personal decision, on this, and it came pretty much at the same time with Mitt, with feeling about M.S. and research dollars and everything else, as to the value of life and experimentation on life,” Mrs. Romney said.
“And it gave me pause at that time to say whose life is more important, and I had to come out on the side of life when it came for me making a real personal decision about research dollars going to creating new human life for experimentation,” she concluded.
by Steven Ertelt, Lifenews.com
Planned Parenthood Gearing Up to Spend Millions for Obama Re-Election
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and President Obama have such a cozy relationship that PPFA will be working overtime and spending millions to have their best friend re-elected. PPFA fears, rightly so, that if Romney is elected, the half a billion dollars that PPFA and its affiliates receive from the taxpayers will be in jeopardy.
The Obama administration is so all-in for Planned Parenthood that the President makes it personal. In July, Obama said : “Mr. Romney wants to get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood I think that’s a bad idea. I’ve got two daughters. I want them to control their own health care choices.”
Here is the Planned Parenthood election playbook:
- PPFA President Cecile Richards will be a featured speaker at the Democratic convention. (Personally, I think it scandalous when the nation’s largest abortion provider is given a place of honor at a major national event.)
- PPFA will host a private soiree at the Democratic convention titled “Sex, Politics & Cocktails.” (Wonder how to get an invite and see if they are, as one observer asked, going to be handing out free condoms.)
- PPFA is planning a bus tour to support the Obama Presidency. (You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.)
- The Planned Parenthood Action Fund plans to spend $3 million to air ads attacking Romney in the battleground states of Ohio and Virginia. According to the group’s political director, Elizabeth Shipp, “We’re going after voters known as ‘Obama defectors’, women who voted for Obama in 2008 and are not committed to voting for him in November or not planning to vote.” (Can Wisconsin be far behind?)
Struggling for survival — and that’s just where we like to see Planned Parenthood and President Obama.
Can You Please Save My Dad?
An Open Letter form Bernadette Hall and Mary Sharpe
To Whomever Can Help:
Dad’s huge toothless smile greeted me as I settled on the edge of his bed this morning; his blue eyes were dimmer now, yet they matched his wide smile.
“Good morning Dad.” I lay a kiss on top of his head and placed one hand on his far shoulder, squeezing it slightly. Dad lifted his arm and positioned it over the top of mine. I gazed at him; how can he be doing so well after five days with nothing at all to eat or drink – no feeding tube or IV?
I thanked the CNA that busied herself with Dad’s roommate. She was one of several that I had watched care for my father over the past year and it was important to me to let her know how much I appreciated the cheerful way she tended to his needs. “I love your Dad’s smile.” She said, walking to Dad’s side, “How are you doing Frank?” She asked. “Pretty good.” Though his voice was hoarse and dry, the words were clear.
This morning as I spoke with Dad, reminiscing over games of pinochle and scrabble that we had played together since I was a child, I saw that he was continually raising his head off his pillow as if trying to sit up. Do you want them to get you up in your chair Dad, and then I can push you out on the patio?” I asked. Sun was shining through his window and I knew the temperature was close to eighty degrees; I thought of all of our walks around the grounds together; Dad always loved the outdoors.
“Yah.” Came the instant reply.
Dad’s temperature was taken; no fever. His blood pressure was 130/90; yet we were soon informed that my father’s guardian, who is also my mother, said she did not want Dad out of bed all day.
The tears could not stop now. Sitting beside Dad – his eyes locked on mine, his smile growing fainter – I wondered how we could starve a man to death when I could not even neglect my pet dog in this way. I wondered what Dad’s thoughts were as he watched the stream of tears flow down my cheeks. How could I explain to him that this inhuman plan was made by his wife – but was being fought by his children.
Only days earlier we received a phone call telling us that Dad had lost the ability to swallow and now he choked when being fed; he would not be receiving any more food or water. Adult children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren immediately set out to drive or fly across the U.S. to spend those last days with their father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. What we found at Sannes Skogdalen Heim was not a dying man as we had envisioned, but rather, a smiling man sitting up in his wheelchair. Dad was still laughing, still forming words. He told me he was thirsty.
The days keep ticking away yet Dad remains unbelievably strong. I know he will weaken soon – before my own eyes and I know that this isn’t right. This is my dad; I only get one in a lifetime and this is how his life’s ending was chosen. I cannot comprehend why or how this can even be a choice.
Why did the doctors not start an IV when Dad was brought into the hospital and found to be dehydrated? It is well known that dehydration in a person causes swallowing difficulties. Why was this decision made between doctor and guardian with no input from Dad’s fifteen children?
Can you please help us?
“Thou Shalt Not Kill!” God
I am writing for your help in saving the life of our father, Frank Sedlak, from death by starvation. We received a call from my sister, Therese Stroupe, on Saturday, August 18. She told us that our dad only had 3-4 days to live. If we wanted to see him, we were told to come now. He hadn’t eaten since Thursday, had swallowing problems and the doctor said he was no candidate for a feeding tube because of his advanced age and low quality of life.
Being a Hospice aide, I expected to see a dying man when I arrived on Sunday, August 19th. Instead, what I saw was a man very alive, excited to see us, smiling, laughing, talking (hard to understand because of strokes), but responding appropriately to our questions and remarks. At a visit the next day, I found the guardian, our mother, listening to my brother-in-law, Stephen Gould, about how a feeding tube could help Dad. I questioned about the results of the swallowing test and stated that dysphasia was not a problem if fed correctly. He could be fed orally, and not starved to death.
This situation is too heart-breaking and so unreal, it is hard to believe it is actually happening! Doctors, who instead of instructing on proper feeding of someone with dysphasia are saying, “Don’t give him anything to eat or drink!” How could my sister, (Therese Stroupe), and my mother be cruel enough to agree to this?
Even today, August 21st, my Dad has let me know he does not want to die. But the doctor is ordering it, my mother is agreeing with the doctor’s order, and the administrative staff and nursing staff at the nursing home are enforcing it, even having law enforcement officials on hand to prevent any one from trying to help my Dad. The name of this “Nursing Home” is Sannes Skogdalen Heim. It is located in Soldiers Grove, WI.
Other family members beside myself who have worked in nursing homes, and countless other people that I have talked to, have said they have never seen anything like this before. They have never seen a patient who expressed that he wanted to live, who is not suffering from any terminal illness, forced to die through withholding food and water.
When did guardians or doctors become gods? When were they given the legal right to ignore the expressed wishes of the adult patient? This is a travesty, especially since these professionals are so misguided regarding the sanctity of human life.
Mary Sharpe, daughter of Frank Sedlak
Post Script: Wisconsin Right to Life was contacted about this case and found legal counsel to assist. We are sad to report that Mr. Sedlak died under these horrendous conditions before anything could be done for him.