Saturday, November 30, 2013

After Thanksgiving Thought ... Taste Buds

Bill Smith, Editor: Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving day and enjoyed the traditional foods that you and your family enjoy at this time of year. One of the reasons you enjoyed that food was because of your "taste buds." Did you know that you had "taste buds" when you 15 weeks in your mother's womb.

While miracles never cease, unfortunately, mankind has the ability to destroy them. As you, continue your daily routines preparing for the Christmas holiday season, please pray for the miracle of life to continue.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Pro-Life News, Nov.29, 2013

Mother With Multiple Sclerosis Loses Her Health Coverage Due to Obamacare Please pray for Whitney Johnson. We shared her story on the Sean Hannity show on Friday and have been promoting her story nationwide. Today she sent us an update and prayer request, and she said we could share with you. She’s a beautiful 26-year-old mother with M.S. and, due to ObamaCare, her health plan was canceled. The problems are getting worse. Please read and pray. This is happening to real Americans.Read more

Poll: Christie Leads Republicans for 2016, Paul Second, Ryan Third The 2016 presidential election is years away but the frustration with President Barack Obama and his disastrous Obamacare health care scheme has many voters looking ahead to the next presidential election. CNN released a poll today asking both Democrats and Republicans who they favor for the nominee of their respective parties. Naturally, pro-abortion former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to outperform any other Democrat, while Republicans are more divided. Read more

Cancer Patient Who Complained About Losing Insurance Due to Obamacare Faces IRS Audit A man with cancer who complained about losing his health insurance thanks to Obamacare’s rules and regulations is now facing an IRS audit. Bill Elliot couldn'’t afford the expensive premiums of a replacement plan after Obamacare shelved his health insurance and spoke out about it in a Fox News interview. He was so distraught he thought about paying the Obamacare fine of having no insurance and “letting nature take its course.” Read more

18 and Out of the Foster Care System, She Finally Gets Adoptive Family Amanda was almost 18 and about to “age out” of the foster care system. But while our nation’s laws consider someone who’s 18 to be an adult, you and I kbnow there’s still a lot of growing up left to do at that age. Even young adults need a mom and a dad. For example, Amanda still yearned for a mother’s love to soothe her on the bad days and share the joy with her on the good ones. She wanted a dad to hold her hand and walk her down the aisle. Amanda always dreamed of having somewhere to come home to on the holidays. Read more

Gabriel Was Such a Joy, Even if He Only Lived for Five Hours Amy and Andy, a couple from Mahomet, IL, were married with one son, Jackson, when they found out they were expecting their second child. But the excitement turned to anger and sadness at Amy’s 12 week routine ultrasound appointment when she sensed something was wrong. As she told News Channel 15: The whole time I’m looking at the scan thinking, maybe, his head just doesn’t look right. Maybe it’s blurry. It’s probably nothing. I’m just, ya know, being nervous. Read more

Abortion Supporter Admits Pictures of Aborted Babies are “Dead Bodies” My pro-life website has quotes from abortionists and pictures of aborted babies. On the pages with the pictures of aborted babies, I have a brief survey which allows a visitor to answer several questions and leave their own comments. I got a comment this morning that I thought was interesting, and I wanted to share it. The comment comes from a 37-year-old woman who claims to be an “atheist/agnostic.” She says: “quit with the lies and half truths. the set up of the pics are disgusting. seriously, would it be okay to play with and pose any other kinds of dead bodies? war is horrible but you don’t see people making horrific scenarios with peoples [sic] body parts.” Read more

City Will Fight the Epidemic of Abandoned Babies With Anonymous Baby Box
A Chinese city has plans to fight the epidemic of abandoned babies caused in part by the one-child policy with an anonymous baby box. The idea behind the box is to protect newborns from infanticide by having parents of so-called unwanted children leave them with someone who will find them a family. The BBC has more on this baby box idea. Read more


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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Pro-Life News, Nov. 28, 2013

President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict, while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Read More

Thomas Jefferson’s Thanksgiving and Prayer Proclamation Today we continue our Words From Our Founders series examining America’s Founding Fathers’ words on religion, religious liberty, and morality. As Thanksgiving arrives, we are featuring various proclamations of prayer and thanksgiving issued by America’s founders. Below is a proclamation issued by Thomas Jefferson on November 11, 1779, when he was governor of Virginia. Read More

Young Boy With Cancer Loses Health Insurance Thanks to Obamacare The family of a young boy in Texas has less to be thankful for this Thanksgiving — because their cancer-stricken little boy has lost his health insurance due to Obamacare.
Hunter Alford is described by his parents as a “wild, fun loving, zombie-killing boy who loves the military and police.” However, he was born with a rare form of cancer and lost his health insurance just after Obamacare went into effect, according to a report in WND. Sadly, Hunter is one of many cancer patients who are losing their health care due to Obmacare’s rules and regulations. Read More

Planned Parenthood President is Thankful for Wendy Davis Defending Late-Term Abortions The president of the nation’s biggest abortion business has something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day — and it’s not friends, family or blessings from God. No, Cecile Richards, in emails to supporters today and in a tweet to its members, thanked abortion activists. Specifically, Richards is thankful for Wendy Davis defending late-term abortions in Texas. Read More

Abortion Activist Compares Pushing Population Control to the 10 Commandments Population alarmists and abortion groups are already vying for position in the new global development scheme that will replace the millennium development goals. The UN system is gearing up for the next big thing. The millennium development goals are on their way out and countries must decide on a new set of goals by 2015. The goals will determine how development aid is spent for years to come. Read More

Human Embryos With Genetic Diseases Destroyed for Stem Cells for NIH Registry King’s College in London is proud that they have provided 16 new embryonic stem cell lines to the United States’ National Institutes of Health (NIH) registry of stem cell lines eligible for federal funding. On the King’s College website they explain that they have created these stem cell lines with a variety of genetic disease for US researchers to work on: Scientists from King’s College London have announced that 16 human embryonic stem (hES) cell lines have been approved by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and placed on their Stem Cell Registry, making them freely available for federally-funded research in the USA. Read More

10 Women Who Accomplished Great Things Before the HHS Mandate After the Supreme Court announced that they will hear a challenge to the HHS Contraception Mandate, the White House put out a statement saying that the mandate is “essential” to a woman’s health. While the word “essential” is defined as being “a thing that is necessary” – meaning that the White House is literally claiming that women cannot be healthy without mandated contraception coverage, here are 10 women who accomplished great things without the government mandating that their employers pay for contraception. Read More

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Happy Thanksgiving 2013


Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless!

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pro-Life News, Nov. 27, 2013

Abortions Decline 3 Percent Nationally as Abortion Clinics Keep Closing As more and more abortion clinics continue to close nationwide, the number of abortions nationally continues to decline. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its latest national abortion statistics today and found the number and rate of reported abortions fell 3 percent in 2010, the most recent year for which the CDC has statistics. The three percent decline in 2010 follows on the heels of a five percent decline in 2009. The CDC reported 753,000 abortions in 2010, but that includes just 45 states and the best national estimate is about 1.2 million abortions taking place annually. Read More

Doc Who Killed Woman in Botched Abortion Injures Another Woman For the third time this year, one of LeRoy Carhart’s abortion patients were rushed to Shady Grove Hospital (SGH) in Maryland for emergency treatment after a late-term abortion. On Tuesday at 11:45 a.m., an ambulance arrived at Germantown Reproductive Health Services and loaded a women for transport to the SGH emergency room. Sources inform Operation Rescue that the women underwent emergency surgery at the hospital. Read More

Belgium: Senate Panel Approves Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children A Belgian Senate committee voted today to extend euthanasia to children with disabilities, in a move pro-life advocates worldwide had been fearing would come and expand an already much-abused euthanasia law even further. The Belgian Senate committee voted 13-4 to allow minors to seek euthanasia under certain conditions and the measure also would extend the right to request euthanasia to adults with dementia. The bill still has legislative votes to clear before it becomes law and it now heads to the Senate , where it will be debated in a plenary meeting by all senators. There is still a chance to stop the bill in that chamber but, if approved, it goes to the House of Representatives. Read More

Unilever’s Blockbuster Pro-Life Ad: Why Bring A Child Into This World? Every so often a big company makes an ad that drives home the pro-life message or, at minimum, fosters a respect for life. That’s the case with industrial giant Unilever, which made a a new film encouraging expectant parents to bring their children into the world. Calling the film the “most hopeful secular production I’ve seen in decades,” pro-life blogger and scientist Gerard Nadal has this to say. Read More

“How to Fight a Baby:” The Precious Video That’s Gone Viral Fighting a baby? Doesn’t that seem opposite to pro-life values or something Planned Parenthood would encourage? Well, this precious video of “fighting a baby” has gone viral on Facebook and YouTube. So just what is it? Something that provides countless hours of amusement, brought to you by Gavin McInnes, the comedian who recently became pro-life. Read More

Cosmopolitan Magazine Pushes for Abortions on Disabled Babies Say what you want about pro-life incrementalism, but one thing about the movement to ban abortions at 20 weeks is undeniable: it has exposed just how entitled abortionistas feel to the “mainstream” mantle even as they refuse to give an inch from their extremism. Last week, Cosmopolitan’s Liz Welch relayed the testimony of Vanessa Riley to the Texas legislature opposing the state’s new protections for pain-capable unborn children. Her “devastating” account is supposed to prove how these “harsh” laws “can prevent women from getting the care they need. Read More

Condoms Handed Out as Prizes at Tax-Funded Event to Promote Obamacare A taxpayer-funded group that hosted an event to promote signups for health insurance under Obamacare apparently handed out condoms as prizes for those who attended. With so little interested in government-run health care that pays for abortions, includes rationing and is an otherwise unsuitable replacement for good health care plans, free condoms are apparently what this Obamacare navigator needs to generate interest. Although with millions of Americans losing their health insurance thanks to Obamacare they may just get a few takers. Read More

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Rachel Maddow Show - Supreme Court and the Contraception Mandate

American Life League : On the November 26 edition of the Rachel Maddow Show, Maddow once more throws ALL's 'The Pill Kills' project into a debate about Republican ideology. The Pill Kills is not a conservative or Republican argument. It's a education project meant to inform families with regard to the dangers of hormonal contraception. The video provides insight as to how abortion advocates plan to bring the fight to the public and in the courts to support their allegations that we are the ones who do not believe in science and do not have a right to religious freedom—and that, in fact, those in opposition to the contraception mandate can't even agree on what we believe.

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Planned Parenthood Wants Preschoolers to Know Mechanics of Sex

American Life League: Air: The Laura Ingraham Show - Nov. 12, 2013. Laura Ingraham discusses STOPP's article describing Planned Parenthood's plan to teach preschoolers the mechanics of sexual intercourse. Read the original article

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pro-Life News, Nov. 26, 2013

Supreme Court Accepts Hobby Lobby’s Challenge to Obama’s HHS Mandate Hobby Lobby’s battle against the HHS mandate is headed to the Supreme Court, as the high court today agreed to hear its lawsuit against the controversial provision in Obamacare. The Obama administration is attempting to make it comply with the HHS mandate that compels religious companies to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees. However, the U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to take up Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a landmark case addressing the Constitutionally guaranteed rights of business owners to operate their family companies without violating their deeply held religious convictions. This is good news to the Green family, who own the store. Read More

Pope Francis: Catholic Church Will Never Compromise on Abortion Today, the Vatican released the text of Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel”), an Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis that specifically addresses pro-life and pro-family issues. The text of the message makes it clear that the Catholic Church cannot and will not compromise on its pro-life teachings on abortion. Read More

Obama Admin: We Will Win Our Bid to Force Hobby Lobby to Obey the HHS Mandate The Obama administration says it is confident it will prevail in its bid to force Hobby Lobby and other religious businesses and groups to obey the HHS mandate that compels them to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs. Responding to today’s news that the Supreme Court will take Hobby Lobby’s case to overturn the HHS mandate, the Obama administration released a statement saying, “We believe this requirement is lawful…and are confident the Supreme Court will agree.” Read More

Congresswoman’s Miracle Baby May Come Home for Christmas After Doctors Said She’d Die When she was pregnant with her daughter Abigail Rose Beutler, doctors told Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, a pro-life Republican from Washington state, that her baby had a potentially fatal diagnosis that would claim her life shortly after birth. Beutler posted a message on Facebook in June saying her unborn child had been diagnosed with Potter’s Syndrome, a condition which prevents the child’s kidneys from developing properly and is typically fatal for the baby. Read More

New Poll: 59 Percent Oppose Obamacare’s HHS Abortion-Birth Control Mandate On the same day the Supreme Court announced it would take Hobby lobby’s case to dismantle the HHS mandate that forces religious companies and groups to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs, two pro-life organizations released a new poll showing 59 percent of Americans oppose the mandate. Family Research Council (FRC) and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) released the results of a commissioned national survey showing that 59 percent of likely voters “oppose the mandate requiring the coverage of preventive care services for women which includes all FDA approved contraceptives, including drugs that can destroy a human embryo, and sterilization services without a direct cost to the patient.” Read More

Obama Administration Snubs Catholic Church With Vatican Embassy Downgrade The Obama administration has offended the Catholic Church before by putting in place ambassadors who support abortion and flout the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church. Now, President Barack Obama is taking this further and launching what could be the first step in pushing the United Nations to remove the Holy See’s official status at the UN. The Obama administration has decided that the free-standing American embassy to the Holy See will soon be closed, and the offices for the Ambassador to the Vatican will be moved inside of the U.S. Italian Embassy. Read More

47 Abortion Clinics Have Closed in 2013, 72% Have Closed Since 1991 LifeNews.com is reporting that an abortion clinic surreptitiously operated by scofflaw abortionist Steven Chase Brigham in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, called Integrity Family Health has been closed by the state after complaints by pro-life groups linking it to Brigham. Brigham’s Pennsylvania medical license is inactive and cannot be renewed. In July, 2010, Brigham was banned by the State of Pennsylvania from operating or controlling any abortion clinics in that state citing violations that endangered the public. Brigham is currently not allowed to practice medicine in any state. Read More

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A Pro-Life Prayer for Thanksgiving Day

Fr Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, shares a Pro-Life prayer for Thanksgiving Day.

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There is Hope for all who are hurting

Beatrice, SilentNoMoreCampaign: When I was eighteen, I started college and I became pregnant. My boyfriend said: "you have to get rid of that". I was shocked for I thought we would get married. And everybody was telling me that having a baby in College would keep me from graduating. So I went to a clinic and I took abortive pills against my will.

I flushed my baby in the toilet and it was horrifying. And it didn't help me to graduate. It's been nineteen years and to this day, I don't have a degree. But after the procedure, I started to experience severe depression and anxiety disorder. I hardened my heart and I became a pro-choice advocate to help me cope with the situation.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Pro-Life News, Nov. 25, 2013

Abortion Practitioners Fail to Report Abortions on Raped Girls Under 14-Years-Old An Indiana abortion practitioner received national attention in September when pro-life groups digging through state records discovered that he failed to file a timely report on the abortion he did on a 13-year-old girl who was victimized by statutory rape. Now, a new report about abortion practitioners statewide shows he’s not alone. At least four Indiana-based abortion doctors waited weeks of even months to report abortions they did on girls under the age of 14, who are victims of rape. Read More

Abortion Clinic Owner: “I Thank God for Abortion” Diane Derzis is the owner of the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi. Through botched abortions, dozens of pro-life laws providing women the protection for their medical health her facility ignores, and lawsuits stopping the state from having her abortion practitioners get admitting privileges at local hospitals, Derzis has kept the Jackson Women’s Health Organization going. Read More

Abortion Practitioner Dies Who Kept Bags of Aborted Babies as Souvenirs An abortion practitioner who kept bags of aborted babies as souvenirs has passed away. Joseph Booker Jr., 69, was found by authorities in the bathtub of his home. An autopsy performed Friday showed Booker suffered a stroke and drowned. Booker is formerly an abortion practitioner with Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Mississippi’s only remaining abortion clinic and he let the abortion business after a Mississippi woman won a legal settlement related to a botched abortion he had done on her. Read More

Grandmother With Kidney Cancer Has Insurance Cancelled Due to Obamacare Debra Fishericks is a grandmother living in Virginia Beach, Virginia who suffers from kidney cancer but she is the latest victim of Obamacare. She recently learned that her health insurance plan will be dropped due to Obamacare and she is unable to afford any alternatives. Fishericks, a 10-year employee at Atkinson Realty, once had monthly premiums she could afford, that is until Obamacare kicked in. Read More

Pennsylvania Shuts Down Late-Term Abortion Center in Philadelphia The state of Pennsylvania has shut down a late-term abortion clinic in Philadelphia run by a notorious abortion clinic owner who has lost his license in multiple states. Pennsylvania looked the other way for decades as Kermit Gosnell killed babies in brutal abortion procedures that looked more like infanticides and ran a disgustingly dilapidated abortion clinic. Read More

Pro-Life Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rogers Gives Birth to Beautiful Baby Girl One of the top pro-life members of Congress has given birth to a beautiful baby girl. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rogers gave birth this morning to little Brynn Catherine. In so doing, Rogers became the first woman to give birth three times while serving in Congress. Brynn”s older brother Cole was born in 2007, and sister Grace was born in 2010. According to Roll Call, fellow Republicans Kevin Yoder of Kansas and Brad Wenstrup of Ohio both became fathers earlier this month. Read More

Principal Had Planned Parenthood Take Over Class, Wants Teacher Fired for Refusing On November 14, Portland Public Schools joined with Planned Parenthood in an attempt to end the teaching career of Bill Diss, a highly qualified and dedicated teacher who blocked the access of Planned Parenthood employees to his class. Now, research by the watchdog group STOPP.org finds that some of those responsible for determining the fate of Diss have direct ties to pro-abortion politics. In an e-mail to Common Sense, Rita Diller, national director for STOPP.org, says she uncovered multiple links between Portland school officials and pro-abortion politicians, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Planned Parenthood. Read More

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Judge Rules Against Housing Allowance for Ministers

by Bethany Monk: A federal judge in Wisconsin issued an opinion Friday saying housing allowances for clergy members are unconstitutional. If carried out, the ruling would affect pastors and their families across the country.

Passed by Congress in 1954, the Clergy Housing Allowance Clarification Act protects ministers from paying income tax on compensation that goes toward housing. The Freedom from Religious Foundation (FFRF) filed suit against U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and acting IRS commissioner Daniel Werfel.

"We find the Freedom from Religion Foundation's argument to be disingenuous," said Dan Busby, president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). "They indicate that they are harmed by the inability to claim the clergy housing exclusion for their leaders, when they actually never attempted to claim this exclusion."

If the law is eventually struck down, pastors and their families would be deeply affected.

“For the most part, pastors across the country are compensated modestly for doing very demanding work,” Busby told CitizenLink. “So many members of the clergy have relied on this exclusion for decades. This ruling, in effect, forces clergy of nearly every religion across America to pay additional taxes regardless of faith or creed. The bottom line is: This will force congregations to either increase clergy compensation to offset these taxes or require pastors to dig deep to see if they’re able to absorb these taxes. But in most cases, this will lead to several thousands of dollars in taxes a year for clergy that they have not been paying. And it’s especially hurtful to retired clergy.”

In her decision, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb claims the exemption “provides a benefit to religious persons and no one else, even though doing so is not necessary to alleviate a special burden on religious exercise.”

Crabb knows that previous decisions do not agree, and in fact, she kept her decision from going into effect while the case is ongoing.

“Given the wide-ranging impact that this decision could have, we anticipate the decision will be appealed,” Busby explained. “We believe the judge that handed down this decision fully anticipated the appeals process, since she ‘stayed’ her decision until all appeals are concluded.” . . . For More Info

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FOX News: Interview with Chuck Donovan on Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

SBA List: Charlotte Lozier Institute President Chuck Donovan explains the abortion funding problems in the Affordable Care Act. The Obamacare preventive services mandate requires nearly everybody to fund abortion-inducing drugs. Additionally the Lozier Institute has research to prove that, through the Multi State Plans, between 71,000 and 111,500 abortions per year will be heavily subsidized by taxpayers via federal premium tax credits and Medicaid expansion.

"The issue of whether the Affordable Care Act creates streams of taxpayer funding for abortion has been hotly debated," said Donovan, when releasing the paper. "Research done by the Lozier Institute makes clear that, through the Multi-State Plans alone, Americans will be complicit in the deaths of thousands of unborn children each year through their tax dollars."

Learn more: lozierinstitute.org/multistateplan/

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Why Should Christians Be Involved In Politics?

One Minute Apologist: Apologist Frank Turek takes on Christian involvement in politics.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Pro-Life News, Nov. 24, 2013

Gloria Steinem: Women “Need” Abortion and Abortion is a “Sacrament” Among those who have just received the Medal of Freedom from President Obama is Gloria Steinem, who has done as much for advancing abortion-on-demand as any single person in the last half century. In an interview with The Washington Post, she said, “Approximately one in three women in this country needs an abortion at some time in her life”. Aside from the dubiousness of this statistic, note that she uses the term “needs.” Read More

The Chew Chef Mario Batali Donates $5,000 to Pay for Women’s Abortions The abortion lobby recently took to Twitter to raise money for organizations funding abortions for women who may find obtaining one more difficult after numerously abortion clinics failed to meet the health standards of HB2 in Texas. The Chew chef Mario Batali tweeted his support for the fundraising efforts and offered to match donations of up to $5,000 in one 30-minute period. Read More

The Fragility of Life: A Heartbreaking Account of a Baby Lost to Miscarriage It is the end of the week and the day is rapidly getting away from me. I want to make sure that if I get to no other story today, I tell you about “THANKSGIVING IN MONGOLIA: Adventure and heartbreak at the edge of the earth,” by Ariel Levy which appeared in this week’s New Yorker. It is Ms. Levy’s deeply sorrowful account of her miscarriage while on assignment in, of all places, Mongolia. Over the decades I have read many stories of wanted babies lost, despite all that the mother could do. And, like anyone with a huge extended family, there have been many miscarriages in the Andrusko/Castle clan. But perhaps because our daughter-in-law recently delivered out second grandchild safely, this essay really hit home. Read More

Pro-Lifer Was Detained for Transporting Aborted Baby Across State Lines, It Was Human Remains In 2009, Christian author Randy Alcorn updated his book “Pro-life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments” Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments is a powerful pro-life tool which provides answers to the most common pro-choice slogans and arguments. The book is full of facts. I wanted to share the following story, on page 97. “A pro-life speaker was detained by police for carrying with him the preserved body of an aborted baby. He was told it was illegal to transport human remains across state lines without special permission. When he realized that this meant the state would have to argue in court that the bodies of aborted babies are in fact human remains, he welcomed prosecution! The state dropped the charges. Though they knew these were human remains, how could a state the defends and funds abortions publicly admit – much less attempt to prove – that abortion kills human beings?” Read More

Abortion Activists Upset Choose Life License Plates Fund Adoption Centers Want to infuriate a pro-abort? Make “choose life” license plates available for people to buy. Nevermind that no one is required to purchase one. Nevermind that having them available is merely giving someone a choice to publicly express their beliefs on a contentious subject. The mere fact that these license plates are available infuriates abortion advocates. Pro-lifers evidently shouldn’t even be able to publicly proclaim themselves as pro-life. Read More

“Feminist Comedians:” The Laugh-a-Minute Abortion Telethon
There may be no more painful oxymoron than “feminist comedians.” MTV flash-in-the-pan Sarah Silverman and “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead teamed up in New York City on November 18 for a telethon to fund abortions in Texas via NARAL Pro-Choice America. Think Jerry’s kids, except instead of saving the children, the unborn are eliminated. They call that “reproductive justice.” Read More

Belgium: Euthanasia Doctor Wim Distelmans Has a License to Kill Anyone Euthanasia is only as limited as the consciences of doctors willing to kill. In other words, given that the supposed limits are wholly unenforced–and mostly depend on self-reporting–the only limits to euthanasia and assisted suicides are those doctors impose on themselves. As we have seen with with Jack Kevorkian and Phillip Nitschke, there are always ghoulish doctors out there with no brakes. In Belgium, that doctor is named Wim Distelmans. Read More

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Pro-Life News, Nov.22, 2013

Man Attacks, Threatens to Shoot Pro-Life Activist Outside Abortion Clinic An angry man jumped out of his vehicle and threatened to shoot pro-life activist Mark Gietzen, who had offered to help him as he left a woman for an abortion at the South Wind Women’s Center abortion clinic, located inside a building where George Tiller once operated in Wichita, Kansas. Gietzen, Director of the Kansas Coalition for Life, was setting up a pro-life display early on Thursday, November 21, when the man drove into the abortion clinic parking lot and dropped off a woman. As he left, Gietzen offered him pro-life literature and urged the man to go back and bring the mother of his baby out of the clinic. read More

A Mother’s Love: Pictures Show Premature Baby’s Amazing First Year Progress A video and pictures of an amazing baby with a fantastic story are circulating the Internet today. In the pictures and video, Benjamin Scot Miller of Columbus, Ohio depicts the transformation of baby born extremely premature through his first year of life. Miller documented his son’s first days in the neonatal intensive care and how he progressed enough to finally go home and celebrate his first birthday. read More

Student From Brazil Offers Her Virginity for Sale, Again A young woman who attempted to auction off her virginity is attempting to auction it off again. Catarina Migliorini, a Brazilian woman who reportedly sold her virginity for $780,000 on an Australian website seeking virgins, failed to finalize the deal and receive the money. Migliorini has received widespread publicity and modeling contracts — including a spread in Brazil’s version of Playboy magazine. read More

I Was Scared About Having a Baby With Down Syndrome, Now I Love Him More Every Day Wow. Completely ambushed at 20,000 feet. That’s what just happened to me. I am reading “Good and Perfect Gift” by Amy Julia Becker and read about how they feared exactly what I am struggling with now. What if my baby is one of the horrible stories that people don’t try to tell, but still get around? read More

Examining JFK: Was John F. Kennedy Pro-Life on Abortion? On the fiftieth anniversary of his death it is hard to avoid stories about John F. Kennedy (JFK) so I thought I would add another one. Most stories describe JFK as a devout Catholic, though most stories also highlight the former president’s extra-marital activities The truth is during John F. Kennedy’s lifetime abortion was simply not the hot button issue it is today so there is little found that could point in one direction or another. One book, JFK, Conservative by Ira Stroll did find this quote: read More

Obamacare Exchange Director Won’t Condemn Racy “Got Insurance?” Ads The head of the Obamacare exchange in Colorado is refusing to condemn the new racy campaign called “Got Insurance” — released last week with advertisements that are intended to tout the free birth control component of the Obamacare health care plan. he ads are bathed in sexual overtones, with one ad having a woman declare: “Let’s Hope He’s as Easy as This Free Birth Control.” Another ad has a young woman hoping to score with popular actor Ryan Gosling now that she has her own free birth control. read More

27 States Have Done Nothing to Stop Tax-Funded Abortions in Obamacare Obamacare will entangle taxpayer funds in abortion coverage offered on state and federal exchanges and could force many Americans to unwittingly pay a surcharge for elective abortion. This system could potentially place many Americans in an unwanted and unnecessary dilemma, forced to choose between violating their values by directly subsidizing abortion coverage or forfeiting the health care coverage that most closely meets their families’ unique needs. read More

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