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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report Monday, August 13, 2018


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Chelsea Clinton Headlines Pro-Abortion Rally Opposing Brett Kavanaugh
World Grieved Over Orca Whale’s Dead Calf, But Doesn’t Shed a Tear for Babies Killed in Abortions
Abortionist Coaches Baseball Team Playing in Little League World Series
The Amazing Pro-Life Story Behind the Life of Apple Founder Steve Jobs

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Doctors Said He Would Only Live Minutes After Birth and Pushed Abortion, Now He’s Almost 4
Jurassic World Actor Chris Pratt Tells Teens: “I Love God, You Should Too”
Pro-Life Group Kicked of Out County Fair Because of “Inappropriate” Fetal Models Files Lawsuit
Brett Kavanaugh Can be Trusted to Protect First Amendment Rights of Pro-Life Christians
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Incredible Meeting Stops University From Experimenting With Body Parts From Aborted Babies

She Was Heading to the Abortion Clinic When She Saw Pro-Life People Praying and Changed Her Mind

 

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Pro-Life Group Tells British Politician: Stop Restricting Our Free Speech

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report Friday, August 10, 2018


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Chelsea Clinton Will Headline Pro-Abortion Rally Opposing Brett Kavanaugh
Pro-Abortion Congressman Caught Saying He Hopes Pro-Life Congresswoman Kills Herself
Legislators Defeat Planned Parenthood Bill to Teach 12-Year-Old Kids About Oral and Anal Sex
Belgium Euthanasia Commission Defends Euthanizing Three Children: “We Did a Good Thing”

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Denmark Bragged It Killed 98% of Babies With Down Syndrome in Abortions, But Last Year 13 Babies Survived
Liberal Media Desperate to Destroy Pro-Life Movie Telling Truth About Roe v. Wade Before Its Release
Did the FDA Just Buy Baby Parts From Babies Killed in Abortions at Planned Parenthood?
Cecile Richards: I’m Not Running for Office Because Promoting Abortion is Too Important
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When Does Human Life Begin? Here’s Why Viability is the Wrong Answer

Mother Arrives at Church for Her Dead Baby Girl’s Funeral, Discovers She’s Still Alive

 

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Ad Campaign Blasts West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s Support for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

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Appalachian Justice: Here’s How WV Handles an Out-of-Control Supreme Court


Reported By Ben Marquis | August 8, 2018 at 1:31pm

The issue of corruption among elected officials is one that enrages many American citizens as far too often it seems that the “powers that be” are willing to let suspected corrupt officials slide or slink away quietly without ever being held accountable to the people. However, in at least one instance it appears that won’t be the case. The four sitting justices on West Virginia’s state Supreme Court are collectively facing 14 counts of impeachment for alleged corrupt activities, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

The 14 articles of impeachment against the justices were approved on Tuesday by the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee and include such charges as corruption, neglect of duty and “unnecessary and lavish” spending of taxpayer money, among other allegations.

The articles of impeachment will soon be submitted to the House for a vote, and if they obtain a majority will then proceed to the Senate. If two-thirds of the senators approve the impeachment articles, a trial will commence that would require another two-thirds majority for conviction, at which point the justices would be removed from the bench and barred from ever seeking public office in the state again.

“It’s a sad day, and it certainly isn’t a cause for celebration,” Judiciary Chairman John Shott said Tuesday, according to the Gazette-Mail.

The four justices charged under the articles of impeachment, which stem from violations of the impeachable offenses listed in Section 9, Article 4 of the West Virginia Constitution, include

  • Chief Justice Margaret Workman (four counts)
  • Justices Robin Davis (four counts),
  • Allen Loughry (eight counts)
  • Beth Walker (two counts).

All four justices face charges of “unnecessary and lavish” spending of taxpayer money to renovate their offices. They’re also accused of failing to develop and maintain court policies with regard to the use of state resources.

Davis, Loughry and Workman also face a charge of signing documents that authorized pay for senior status judges in excess of what was allowed by law. Loughry faces additional charges that include allegedly using a state vehicle for personal travel, using state-owned computers and furniture in his home and using taxpayer money to have artwork, documents and personal photos framed.

Former Justice Menis Ketchum, who resigned from his seat on the bench last month, escaped being named in the articles of impeachment by virtue of his recent resignation, which removed him from the oversight of the Judiciary Committee. It is worth noting that Ketchum just pleaded guilty to one count of federal wire fraud. Loughry was also recently hit with a 23-count federal indictment that included 16 counts of mail fraud, three counts of making false statements to federal investigators, two counts of wire fraud and one count each of obstruction of justice and witness tampering.

On top of that, Loughry — who was suspended from the bench without pay on June 8 — has also been charged with 32 counts of violating state’s Code of Judicial Conduct by the West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission for similar charges included in the articles of impeachment, as well as for lying to lawmakers, the media and the public about his alleged conduct.

Of course, there were several lawmakers who opposed the articles of impeachment, not necessarily because they believed the justices were innocent of the charges against them, but because taking out all of the sitting justices in one fell swoop would allow Republican Gov. Jim Justice to appoint their replacements, most likely for at least a two-year term, given the close proximity and limited time-frame between now and November’s elections.

Such was the argument put forward by Democrat Del. Mike Pushkin, who said he didn’t like the fact that all four justices were grouped together in the articles of impeachment, as well as by Democrat Del. Barbara Fleischauer, minority chairwoman of the committee, who likened the move to an attempted “coup” against an entire branch of the state government by Republicans.

“We said this to our committee when we started, this was a no-win situation,” Chairman Shott said of those accusations. “Especially in an election year, there’s going to be people who will spin it however it creates the most advantage to them. That’s just part of the process.”

While impeaching all of the sitting justices on the state’s Supreme Court at once does seem rather drastic — and certainly opens the door to partisan complaints — it nevertheless also appears to be the correct remedy in this case for holding apparently corrupt elected officials accountable for their actions. It will be interesting to see how this plays out over the next few weeks and months.

LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report Wednesday, August 8, 2018


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VICTORY! Argentina Defeats Bill to Legalize Killing Unborn Babies in Abortions
Pro-Life Groups Slam FDA for Purchasing Aborted Baby Parts for Horrific Research
Planned Parenthood Launches Six-Figure Ad Campaign Trashing Brett Kavanaugh: “Right to Abortion at Stake”
19 Attorneys General and Planned Parenthood Demand “Right” to Abortion for Illegal Immigrants
Pro-Life Groups Rally for Brett Kavanaugh, Back Senate Confirmation to Supreme Court

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Church Will Sell Its Building and Donate Proceeds to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
Kathleen Turner Celebrates 25 Years as Planned Parenthood Board Chair, Oversees Millions of Babies Killed
Teen Leaves Her Aborted Baby in an Airplane Bathroom
Amazing 3-D Printer Helps Blind Mother “See” Her Unborn Baby
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California Legislature Passes Bill Letting People Kill Their Family Members in Assisted Suicides

“Pro-Choice” Activists: Christian Doctors Should be Forced to Perform Abortions

 

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61% of Canadians Want Law Limiting Current Policy of Unlimited Abortions Up to Birth

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report Monday, August 6, 2018


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Planned Parenthood Prepping Massive Offensive to Defeat Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Hospital Offers Disabled Man Euthanasia Instead of Medical Care and Treatment
Abortionist Who Was a Convicted Sex Offender Stops Doing Abortions After Mental Competency Questioned
Planned Parenthood Calls Forcing You to Pay for Abortions “Economic Justice”

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Abortion Activists Promote At-Home Abortions, Killing Your Baby With “Compassion, Respect and Dignity”
Euthanasia Group: “Sometimes It is in Someone’s Best Interests” to Starve Them to Death
Abortion Activists: Doctors Who Don’t Do Abortions are “Denying Patients’ Right to Health Care”
Filmmakers Bringing the Story of “Serial Killer” Abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” to Big Screen
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Man Convicted of Murder for Killing Girlfriend’s 37-Week-Old Unborn Baby During Vicious Assault

Actress in New “Gosnell” Movie Almost Aborted Her baby But Something Amazing Changed Her Mind

 

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Obamacare Still Forces Americans to Pay for Abortions

New York Times Praises Catholic Church Teaching on Death Penalty, Ignores It on Abortion

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report Monday, July 30, 2018


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British Supreme Court Rules Patients Can be Starved to Death Without Consent, Without a Court Hearing
Pro-Abortion Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hopes to Stay on Supreme Court 5 More Years
Trump Admin Creates Religious Liberty Task Force to Protect Pro-Life Christians
Senator Rand Paul Will Support Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

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Twitter Suspends Pro-Life Blogger for For Bogus ‘Hateful Conduct,” Allows Tweets Calling Her a “C—”
Abortion Activist: Do Your “Patriotic Duty” to Fight the Trump “Cult”
Couple Furious After Doctor Said Their Baby Died and Suggested Abortion, Daughter Was Born Healthy
Black Pastor Slams “Black Genocide” of Abortion: 1,800 Black Babies are Aborted Every Day
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Democrats Love Abortion: New Poll Shows 68% of Democrats Favor Abortion on Demand

Families Can Starve Their Disabled Loved Ones to Death, Court Rules

 

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In China, Population Control and Human Trafficking Go Hand in Hand

Pro-Life Group Endorses Caryn Tyson for Congress in Kansas

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Trump Supporters Score Huge Federal Win After Being Attacked in Sanctuary City


Reported By Cillian Zeal | July 30, 2018 at 8:50am

A lawsuit by Donald Trump supporters attacked after a campaign event in San Jose, California, back in the summer of 2016 can proceed with a lawsuit against the city, under a ruling by a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the lawsuit alleges that police officers in the sanctuary city deliberately exposed the Trump backers to danger as they were filing out of the building where the June 2016 rally was held.

“After the rally at the McEnery Convention Center, police directed those in attendance to leave from a single exit. There, according to the lawsuit, they were ordered to head out onto a street where hundreds of anti-Trump protesters were waiting, even though a safer route and other exits were available,” the Chronicle reported.

“Twenty plaintiffs in the suit said they were beaten or struck by objects thrown by the protesters, and one plaintiff said an officer told her that police had been instructed not to intervene. The plaintiffs said police arrested three people for allegedly assaulting officers, but no one for attacking Trump supporters.”

The judges ruled that if what the supporters allege in the lawsuit is accurate, “the officers acted with deliberate indifference to a known and obvious danger” and “violated the Trump supporters’ constitutional rights.”

San Jose’s lawyers tried to argue that police weren’t responsible for the danger created by the protesters and that police shouldn’t be second-guessed. The judges didn’t exactly buy that the case should be dismissed based on that, as evidenced by the panel’s unanimous, 3-0 ruling.

“The attendees allege the officers shepherded them into a violent crowd of protesters and actively prevented them from reaching safety,” Judge Dorothy Nelson wrote in the decision.

“The officers continued to implement this plan even while witnessing the violence firsthand” and even though they knew about the earlier attacks outside the convention center, the Chronicle reported. She also noted that if the allegations in the lawsuit were proved, it would show police bore responsibility for the attacks.

Harmeet Dhillon, the lawyer for the plaintiffs and a Republican national committeewoman, said she was happy the 9th Circuit “agreed with us that, where police put citizens into harm’s way, they can be held liable for the consequences.”

She added that the suit “seeks to vindicate important civil rights of all Americans.” San Jose City Attorney Richard Doyle, predictably, said he would be looking into an appeal and that the city disagreed with both the court’s view on police liability and “the plaintiffs’ view of the facts.”

The rally was controversial even at the time; after his officers failed to protect the rally attendees, San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia praised his force “for both their effectiveness and their restraint” and posited that “additional force can incite more violence in the crowd.”

Meanwhile, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo decided to put the blame elsewhere, noting: “At some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign.”

While the habit of blaming Trump for everything from racism and inequality to the War of 1812 and that really awful final Creedence Clearwater Revival album may work in the media, that doesn’t quite fly in court (and indeed, the defendants didn’t exactly fall back upon it).

Neither, however, does the argument that deliberate police negligence and inaction in the face of attacks is merely a matter of discretion. Officials in San Jose need to answer some very important questions.

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