Petition Tag - fetus

1. Defund Planned Parenthood NOW

Planned Parenthood's callous and disgusting practices are being exposed by the Center for Medical Progress's exposure of their illegal practice of selling aborted babies to medical research companies for profit.

The first video showed one of the top doctors, describing over a business lunch how she uses the illegal partial-birth abortion method to manipulate the preborn child so he or she comes out whole, crushing other parts of the baby's body that are estimated to be less valuable. And subsequent videos continue to provide ample evidence of the disregard this organization has for human life - of both mother and child!

This is an appalling and barbaric practice exposes the inconceivable horror that is Planned Parenthood.

Federal law prohibits the sale of body parts of aborted babies. In fact, the sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2).

2. Stop Abortion being legalised in Ireland

The legalisation of abortion is being debated in Ireland at present. Legalisation of abortion would open the way for devastating consequences, such as the possibility of mortality of mother and child during the legal abortion process; possibility of illness of the mother post-abortion; and post-abortion trauma such as cerebral palsy and twisted off or dismembered limbs in the babies who survive abortion.

The majority of Irish citizens firmly hold that the sanctity of the life of each unborn child in Ireland be protected.

3. Support Motion 312

PLEASE ALSO SEE:
http://www.lifecanada.org/services/petitions/petition-in-support-of-motion-312

The definition of "human being" is of fundamental importance to the governing of Canadian society and the functioning of the Canadian judicial system. The definition present in the Canadian Criminal Code (under section 223(1)) is potentially outdated, and should be revised in light of more recent medical evidence.

The purpose of Motion 312 is to update this definition, and then petition Parliament to make all necessary legal changes in light of revision, if there are any.

Canadian residents of any age may sign.

Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982):
Section (1) "...guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society."

If the unborn are persons, abortion reform is a "reasonable limit" to guarantee "rights and freedoms" of all human beings.

Section (7) "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice."

If the unborn are persons, they must be granted "the right to life", and abortion reform would be necessary to reach such "fundamental justice".

The Canadian Human Rights Act (1985):
Section (2) "...that all individuals should have an opportunity equal with other individuals to make for themselves the lives that they are able and wish to have and to have their needs accommodated, consistent with their duties and obligations as members of society, without being hindered in or prevented from doing so by discriminatory principles...."

If the unborn are human beings, they must be granted "opportunity equal with others to make for themselves...lives". Abortion reform would not be part of "discriminatory principles" against women, but part of ensuring equality in opportunity to live.

If the unborn are persons, then Parliament has the moral duty to give the unborn the right to life. Parliament must, then, also grant pregnant women more federal support, by any just means, so that the child(ren) may be born, and that she does not suffer financially or otherwise.

4. Petition to Stop House Bill No. 5711

House Bill No.5711 will do the following:

-Criminalize all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, without exceptions for rape victims, the health of the woman or in cases where there is a severe fetal anomaly

-It would require health centers that provide abortions to have surgery rooms, even when they don't provide surgical abortions.

-It would require doctors to be present for medication abortions and to screen women for "coercion" before providing an abortion

-Ban "telemedicine" abortions, or the use of technology to prescribe medication for abortion services and the morning-after pill

If this bill is passed it holds the potential to shut down most reproductive health centers in the State of Michigan, which is not only detrimental to the health of women but also infringing on a woman's right to choose.

5. Oppose Motion 312 / Rejetez Motion 312

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Motion M-312 will be considered by Parliament at the end of April 2012 and voted on in late spring or early fall. The motion poses a real danger to abortion rights, to the rights of all pregnant women, and to women’s equality rights in general. It is motivated solely by anti-abortion ideology. The intent is to bestow legal personhood on fetuses in order to re-criminalize abortion.

However, personhood is a socially and legally constructed concept, and it is bestowed upon birth for very practical and obvious reasons. The courts have stated that the intimate connection between a woman and her fetus cannot be considered in isolation, and that giving rights to fetuses would impose a duty of care on a pregnant woman that would result in extensive and unacceptable intrusions into her bodily integrity, privacy, and autonomy. To grant personhood to the fetus is to necessarily remove personhood from the woman. Historical and medical evidence clearly shows the negative and often catastrophic results when the state interferes and imposes restrictions on the reproductive rights of women in the interests of “protecting” fetuses. In the U.S., hundreds of women have been prosecuted because of so-called “fetal homicide” laws and thousands more have been subjected to punitive and counterproductive child welfare interventions that treat what women do or experience during pregnancy as evidence of child neglect or abuse.

In reality, the best way to protect fetuses is to ensure that pregnant women have full rights, and to provide them with the supports and resources they need for a good pregnancy outcome – which may sometimes include having an abortion.

Please sign the following petition to call upon Parliament to oppose Motion 312. To review our counter arguments against the bill, visit http://www.arcc-cdac.ca/action/M-312.html
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Le Parlement examinera la motion M 312 à la fin d’avril 2012 et se prononcera à son sujet à la fin du printemps ou au début de l’automne. Cette motion constitue une réelle menace pour le droit à l’avortement, les droits de toutes les femmes enceintes et, plus généralement, le droit à l’égalité des femmes. Essentiellement motivée par l’idéologie anti-avortement, elle vise à donner au fœtus le statut juridique d’être humain, afin de criminaliser à nouveau l’avortement.

Le statut d’être humain est cependant un concept élaboré à des fins sociales et juridiques, accordé à la naissance pour des raisons éminemment pratiques et évidentes. Les tribunaux ont affirmé que la vie d’une femme et celle de son fœtus, intimement liées, ne peuvent être considérées séparément, et qu’en accordant des droits au fœtus, on imposerait à la femme enceinte une obligation de diligence qui constituerait une atteinte grave et inacceptable à son intégrité physique, à son droit à la vie privée et à son autonomie. Accorder le statut d’être humain au fœtus revient nécessairement à rabaisser le statut d’être humain de la femme. Historiquement et médicalement, il est prouvé que l’intervention de l’État et les restrictions imposées aux droits génésiques des femmes dans le but de « protéger » le fœtus ont des effets néfastes et souvent catastrophiques. Aux États-Unis, des centaines de femmes ont fait l’objet de poursuites en vertu de lois interdisant l’« homicide fœtal », tandis que des milliers d’autres ont été soumises à des interventions punitives et contre-productives de la part d’organismes de protection de l’enfance qui interprètent certains gestes et expériences des femmes durant la grossesse comme des preuves de négligence ou de violence envers leur enfant.

En réalité, la meilleure façon de protéger le fœtus est de faire en sorte que les femmes enceintes jouissent de leurs pleins droits et de leur fournir le soutien et les ressources dont elles ont besoin pour que leur grossesse se termine bien, même dans les cas où l’avortement est la seule solution.

Nous vous demandons de signer la pétition ci-dessous, afin de demander au Parlement de rejeter la motion 312. Pour connaître l’ensemble de nos arguments à l’encontre du projet de loi, veuillez consulter le http://www.arcc-cdac.ca/action/M-312.html [en anglais].

6. Courts Subpoena Abortion Clinic DNA Murder Evidence

The American justice system stands on volumes of decisions from previous trials. Courts rule—sometimes even against conscience or reason—based on legal precedents.

Prosecutors and defenders often present DNA findings in rape and paternity cases. Judges, jurors, and society readily view this science as positive identification of crimes and criminals.

Such facts even seal or reverse capital murder verdicts. Through DNA proof, falsely convicted prisoners go free. Yes, and even traces of DNA autographs have sentenced thousands of felons to lifelong prison sentences. DNA also proves fatherhood in paternity cases.

7. Enforce the Death Penalty for Abortionist Kermit Gosnell

Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell charged with murdering 7 infants with scissors
BY LAUREN JOHNSTON
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A doctor who ran a "house of horrors" abortion clinic has been charged in the deaths of one woman and seven babies who prosecutors say were born alive then killed with scissors.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who treated mostly poor and immigrant women, was arrested Wednesday along with nine employees from his West Philadelphia Women's Medical Society - among them a high school student who performed medial treatments with no license.

Gosnell, 69, raked in millions over 30 years performing illegal and late-term abortions, prosecutors said.

Officials described his squalid clinic like something out of a horror movie

"There were bags and bottles holding aborted fetuses were scattered throughout the building," said Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. "There were jars, lining shelves, with severed feet that he kept for no medical purpose."

Gosnell has been named in at least 10 malpractice suits, but Williams said state regulators ignored complaints about his clinic and that the office hadn't been inspected since 1993.

Patients endured barbaric procedures at the hands of the twisted doctor, officials charged.

Gosnell "induced labor, forced the live birth of viable babies in the sixth, seventh, eighth month of pregnancy and then killed those babies by cutting into the back of the neck with scissors and severing their spinal cord," Williams said.

8. Justice for Anne Beatrice and unborn babies

To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria

The Petition of John and Celia Denney of Kilmore draws to the attention of the House that we lost our beautiful daughter Anne Beatrice at 20 weeks gestation, yet her life and death have gone virtually legally unnoticed, that we were woefully ill-informed by medical staff at the Royal Melbourne Hospital of what may well (and did) happen and that we have been deeply grieved that Anne’s death is not seen as even being worthy of inquiry by a coroner.

The verdict of “still-birth” is a stinging injustice, and devalues precious human lives, simply because that child did not take a breath.

9. Pro-Equality-Within-Abortion, UK

This is officially neither a pro-life or pro-choice movement to prevent discrimination. The first aim is an open petition sent via email to every MP in the country and a letter sent to both 10 and 11 Downing Street and the European Union Headquarters Brussels.

The aim to bring down the abortion limit of disabled foetus’s to 24 weeks rather than up till birth to show equal value for human life regardless of physical or mental disability.

10. Abortion is Murder

Abortion is purposely taking the life of an unborn fetus. Abortion can lead to medical problems and anxiety problems.

We all have rights at the point of conception. When you choose to terminate the life of a human being, it is murder.

There is no faith or ideology that justifies this murderous and heinous act.

People do not understand that abortion leads to severe medical conditions. It is not a woman's choice to decide the life and death of another person.

11. Fight for the rights of Aborted Human Babies

Abortion is murder & a direct violation of human rights protected under the 14th Amendment & Due process and The Unborn Victims of Violence Act.

First lets go over some of the facts, posted here from various public records/documents.

Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) is a controversial United States Supreme Court case that resulted in a landmark decision regarding abortion.[1] According to the Roe decision, most laws against abortion in the United States violated a constitutional right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

So what is the Fourteenth Amendment & Due Process Clause? Here they are:

Fourteenth Amendment:
The amendment provides a broad definition of United States citizenship, overruling the Supreme Court's decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford which had excluded slaves and their descendants from possessing Constitutional rights. The amendment requires states to provide equal protection under the law to all persons within their jurisdictions and was used in the mid-20th century to dismantle racial segregation in the United States, as in Brown v. Board of Education. Its Due Process Clause has been the basis of much important and controversial case law regarding privacy rights, abortion (see Roe v. Wade), and other issues.

& Due process (more fully due process of law) is the principle that the government must respect all of a person's legal rights, instead of just some or most of those legal rights, when the government deprives a person of life, liberty, or property. In the laws of the United States, this principle gives individuals a varying ability to enforce their rights against alleged violations thereof by governments. Due process has also been frequently interpreted as placing limitations on laws and legal proceedings, in order for judges instead of legislators to guarantee fundamental fairness, justice, and liberty. The latter interpretation is analogous to the concepts of natural justice and procedural justice used in various other jurisdictions.

No where in there is anything to do with privacy. However in the 14th Amendment & Due process we see that "the government must respect all of a person's legal rights, instead of just some or most of those legal rights, when the government deprives a person of life, liberty, or property."

So who is a person? Is a unborn baby a Person? Here are some of the facts:
* The fetal stage starts at the beginning of the 9th week following fertilization.
* The risk of miscarriage decreases sharply at the beginning of the fetal stage.
* Fetal growth can be terminated by various factors, including miscarriage, feticide committed by a third party, or induced abortion.
* At the start of the fetal stage, the fetus is typically about 30 mm (1.2 inches) in length from crown to rump, and weighs about 8 grams. The head makes up nearly half of the fetus' size. Breathing-like movement of the fetus is necessary for stimulation of lung development, rather than for obtaining oxygen. The heart, hands, feet, brain and other organs are present, but are only at the beginning of development and have minimal operation.
* At this point in development, uncontrolled movements and twitches occur as muscles, the brain and pathways begin to develop.
* From weeks 11 to 14, the fetal eyelids close and remain closed for several months, and the fetus' sex may be apparent. Tooth buds appear, the limbs are long and thin, and red blood cells are produced in the liver.
* weeks 18-27 Eyebrows, eyelashes, fingernails, and toenails appear. The fetus has increased muscle development. The nervous system develops enough to control some body functions.
* the fetus can legally be a victim of a crime such as feticide, a beneficiary of insurance or social assistance, or an inheritor of property.
* The Unborn Victims of Violence Act is a United States law which defines violent assault committed against pregnant women as being a crime against two persons: the woman and the fetus she carries. This law was passed in 2004 after the murder of Laci Peterson and the male fetus she was carrying.
* The 1978 American Convention on Human Rights states, in Article 4.1, "Every person has the right to have his life respected. This right shall be protected by law and, in general, from the moment of conception."
* In 1983, the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, also known as the "Pro-Life Amendment," was added to the Constitution of The Republic of Ireland by popular referendum. It recognizes "the right to life of the unborn".
* In 1993, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany held that the constitution guaranteed the right to life from conception

In conclusion, we see that according to science and nature, a fetus as early as nine weeks, is already developed 'Human' features including breathing and developing lungs and by 11 weeks it has eyelids, Tooth buds, sex may be apparent, limbs, red blood cells and a liver. Not to mention this baby is unique and has his own DNA from conception. A short time later, it has brain and muscle activity. In addition, the law recognizes the fetus as a separate Human being with rights, as the 'The Unborn Victims of Violence Act' is a crime against TWO persons: the woman and the fetus. So the fetus is legally recognized by United States law, yet is not recognized by another (Older) law. Babies are being aborted well after developing human traits, and science shows by the fetus stage they would likely survive full term in most cases. The Roe v. Wade decision is flawed in fact the 14th Amendment & Due process; government must respect all of a person's legal rights; government can not deprive a person of life, liberty, or property. Yet a US law recognizes a fetus as a Human life with rights as stated earlier which then supports the fact that Roe v. Wade decision is now invalid, illegal and a complete violation of a fetus (Human life) of which we challenge the Supreme Court to consider. M any other countries legally recognize a fetus as a baby, let us catch up with the times! All pregnancies should be protected as the end result of pregnancy is 'Human life' and should be protected under US law.

Over 45 million babies have been aborted in the US (and only recorded to 2005) so the number is higher. All through the bible God speaks about , A Child (not a fetus) is in a mothers womb, and that He personally formed it and planned its entire life out. God also talks about how precious children are, they are a gift from God, and 45 million + have been executed, when will the murders end?
Good Abortion Facts site: http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html

12. Support Bill C-484

A petition came up recently that was made to oppose The "Unborn Victims of Crime Act". If the bill dose not pass, unborn children will have no protection from acts of hate and violence. Some of them may even die before given the chance to experience life. Some take life for granted. Just think. Imagine all the fun things you have done, all the good times you had. Now imagine if they never had happened.

Just because some people commit violence against a baby who can't defend itself, it doesn't get to live like we all have. It wants to live, but it will never be able to hike, play sports, or have friends. All because their mother committed violence. If the bill passes, everyone will get the gift of life. Only sick, sick people would take the right to life away, and these sick people are known as the "Pro-Choice" movement. They think because of greed and laziness, the gift of life should be able to be taken away, just like that. They want to STOP the protection of babes; they want to steel the gift of life.

We must let life be for all to enjoy. We MUST get the bill passed.

13. OPPOSE Bill C-484 - REJETEZ Bill C-484

The "Unborn Victims of Crime Act" (Bill C-484) passed a Second Reading vote in Parliament on March 5. It is now under review by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The bill poses a real danger to abortion rights, to the rights of all pregnant women, and to women's equality rights in general.

Please sign the following petition to call upon Parliament to oppose this bill. To review our Talking Points against the bill, visit http://www.arcc-cdac.ca/action/unborn-victims-act.htm

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La "Loi sur les enfants non encore nés victimes d'actes criminel" (Projet C-484) a été adoptée en deuxième lecture au Parlement le 5 mars. Il fera maintenant l'objet d'un examen par le Comité permanent de la justice et des droits de la personne.

Ce projet de loi constitue un danger réel pour les droits de toutes les femmes enceintes et pour les droits des femmes en général.

Veuillez signer la pétition ci-dessous pour réclamer du Parlement qu'il rejette ce projet de loi. Pour en savoir plus, visitez:

http://www.arcc-cdac.ca/fr/action/c-484-points-saillants.htm

14. Anti-gender fetus selection petition

We the NFPP believe that it is immoral to select the gender of a fetus. We will only allow it if the parents can prove there is a serious genetic disorder in their family that will cause the death or suffering of the baby if it is that gender.

15. STOP ANTI-ABORTION

ABORTION IS NOT WRONG!!! you are not killing a person. it is a fetus! not a fully developed person. abortion is 100% eithical and right.

If a woman is not fit to take care of a baby and does not want to put htis baby up for adoption because some of the kids that get put up for adoption never get adopted she has 100% her choice to abort the fetus.

What about for women who are raped? or in cases of incest? these women do not wnat their babies

Would you rather have a child brought into the world where it is unwanted and it's mother probably isn't prepared to take care of a child? No its just silly - it is not the goverment's choice or any of your orginization choices. It's the mother's choice.

You dont have to get an abortion if you dont want to but it is compeltely ethical and necsssary.