December 2013 Newsletter

Posted By on December 19, 2013

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, that you and your descendants might live!” . . . Deuteronomy 30:19


Undercover Video: Underage Girls Can’t Buy Sudafed But Can Easily Buy Plan B Drug

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC |

A pro-life student group today released a new video showing young girls not legally old enough for sexual relations were unable to buy the Sudafed cold medicine but could easily purchase the Plan B drug. Although sex with a girl 15-years-old or younger if statutory rape, the girls had no problems getting the drugs at nationally-known stores.

Earlier this year, the Food & Drug Administration announced that “Plan B,” also known as the “morning after pill”, should be sold over the counter to anyone of any age. Before that it could only be sold to those 17 and older. Plan B contains very high doses of the birth control pill, which a woman needs to see a doctor to obtain, and is meant to either prevent pregnancy or stop implantation of a unique human being following conception.

Students for Life of America opposed the decision, saying it completely cut out the woman’s doctor and in the cases of minors, her parents or guardians.

In August and September, Students for Life of America went undercover in 30 Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and CVS stores across the nation to find out what would happen when a minor, 15-year-old girl tried to purchase Sudafed, a common cold medicine, as well as “Plan B.” The undercover videos were shot in Ohio, South Carolina, and Arizona.

At each store, the 15-year-old girl was legally unable to purchase Sudafed because of her age but was able to purchase “Plan B.”

At two stores in Arizona and South Carolina, the minor’s mother returned the package of “Plan B” and asked the clerk as to why her daughter could purchase a birth control drug but not a cold medicine. In South Carolina, the pharmacist told the mother that she, “almost refused the sale” because she was uncomfortable selling “Plan B” to the minor.

“In efforts to supposedly ‘help women’ and give them ‘access’, the abortion industry and their leaders at Planned Parenthood, have completely disregarded a woman’s health in the process,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. “Young girls are able to purchase an abortion-inducing drug without their parents’ permission but aren’t able to buy cold medicine. The logic makes zero sense.”

Hawkins told LifeNews that the release of this, and other videos to come, is the first step in launching SFLA’s Expose Plan B Project, which aims to create and pass legislation on both the national and state levels that will put into place common-sense restrictions of Plan B, like preventing the sale of the drug to minors without parental consent and allowing drug store employees to refuse to sell the drug if their conscience dictates.

She told LifeNews that her group has also asked supporters to sign a petition that calls on Walgreens, CVS and Rite-Aid to stop selling Plan B until common-sense regulations can ensure the rights of parents and the safety of minors are protected.

“While the sale of Plan B is legal, it is in no way safe or controlled as it takes the parent and doctor out of the young girl’s healthcare choices,” said Hawkins. “This legislation will aim to control the sale of the drug as well as provide conscience protections to those employees who have moral objections.”

Adult Stem Cells and Family’s Love Help Young Father Beat Leukemia

by David Prentice, Ph.D. | Washington, DC |

Terry Killman and his grandson Eli are like two peas in a pod, almost inseparable. When Terry was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia almost three years ago, it was devastating to both of them. While Terry’s cancer was diagnosed early, it escalated dramatically.

Terry declined drastically, and in months he was wasting away. His oncologist at one point told him he had to start treatment immediately or be dead within days.

An adult stem cell transplant from Terry’s brother, Vic, saved his life. Terry’s wife, Michelle, says “And to know now what they’re doing with adult stem cells is absolutely amazing.”

Now the former Navy engine man is back to college studying to be a teacher, and fishing with his grandson.

As Terry says, “If it wasn’t for the love of my family, I wouldn’t be here. We’re very tight. You trust in God to carry you through, because between family and faith, you’ve got to have both to survive.”


New York City Mayor Wants More Abortion Clinics, Will Use Tax Dollars to Build Them

by Maria Cheng |

New York City is the abortion capital of America — with higher abortion rates than almost anywhere else in the nation. But that’s not good enough for newly-elected Mayor Bill de Blasio, who wants more abortion clinics build and is pledging to employ taxpayer funds to do so.

Anna Higgins of the Family Research Council notes that de Blasio, “has promised to partner with Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to help them expand their business in the city. He says he plans to help abortionists find neighborhoods that lack convenient clinic access and provide them with ‘city sponsored’ space to set up shop.”

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