Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pro-Lifers Celebrate Victory in Historic Case

Joseph Scheidler wins
 historic pro-life battle.
by Bethany Monk, CitizenLink : After 28 years of court battles — including three trips to the U.S. Supreme Court — a federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a Chicago-based pro-life group.

On Tuesday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals awarded $63,391 to the Pro-Life Action League. In his seven-page opinion, Judge Frank Easterbrook called the arguments presented by the abortion lawyers “preposterous.”

Tuesday’s decision is a “long-awaited, hopefully final victory,” said Tom Brejcha, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society.

Tuesday’s decision is a “long-awaited, hopefully final victory,” said Tom Brejcha, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society.

The story began in 1986, a year after Joseph Scheidler’s book, “Closed: 99 Ways to Stop Abortion” was published. In the book, Scheidler — president of Pro-Life Action League — urges pro-lifers to “shut down” the abortion industry via a national crusade.

Abortion activist groups then filed a federal anti-trust “class action” claim on behalf of abortion sellers and women seeking abortions in the entire United States. They later amended their complaint to include claims against another pro-life group, Operation Rescue. They also added claims under the federal extortion and racketeering (RICO) laws. In these claims, they said that each pro-life “sit in” or “rescue” was a federal felony crime of extortion.

“The abortion plaintiffs had been claiming that the heroic leaders whom we defended were leaders of a vast nationwide conspiracy comprising as many as a million members,” Brejcha explained. “This put a black cloud over pro-life efforts to advocate against abortion, as if these efforts to save human lives were some horrific enterprise bent on ‘extortion’ and ‘racketeering.’”

Some of the court decisions in the seemingly never-ending battle include:

* In 1994, the Supreme Court ruled that the case could go forward to trial as a civil RICO action.

* In 2003, the high court overturned a lower court jury verdict from 1998. They jury had found Scheidler and his co-defendants guilty.

* In 2006, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of Scheidler — again.

The Pro-Life Action League then went back to court asking for reimbursement of court costs. And in 2013, 7th Circuit Judge Charles Norgle awarded $63,391 to the group. The abortion activists appealed this decision. Tuesday’s ruling upholds Norgle’s opinion.

After nearly 28 years of litigating and three trips to the U.S. Supreme Court, we are proud to declare that pro-lifers’ First Amendment rights to free speech and association are once again secure and protected by law,” Brejcha explained. “Banding together with fellow citizens to advocate for the sanctity of each and every human life — born and unborn, wanted or allegedly ‘unwanted’ — are precious rights of all American citizens.”

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Pro-Life News, April 30, 2014

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in Lubbock, Texas Closes Thanks to Pro-Life Law Here is more evidence that pro-life laws make a difference. When Texas approved a measure that banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, it included a provision that required abortion practitioners to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. So many abortion clinics do not have abortion practitioners who can admit patients to hospitals when, as frequent happens, abortions go awry and women are killed or injured by botched abortions. Such abortion clinics must also meet the same kind of standards as legitimate medical centers that perform surgeries, but many abortion clinics are not able to meet those health and safety standards because they offer sub par medical care for women. Read More

Man Whose Mom Abandoned Him in a McDonalds 36 Years Ago: Thanks for Giving Me Life David Volk was just hours old when he was found by a manager in the sink of the women’s restroom in a Newark McDonald’s in December 1977. He was adopted a year later and never really considered looking for his birth mother because he had no information about her. But, inspired by the case of a woman who found her birthmother decades after she left her in a Burger King, Volk says he is thankful for his life and is looking for his birthmom. Read More

Study: Abortion Multiplies Women’s Breast Cancer Risk by 2.8 Times An Indian study found a statistically significant 2.8-fold increased breast cancer risk among women who’d had abortions.[1] Dr. Unmesh Takalkar led the study. He serves as a consultant surgeon and chief medical director at United CIIGMA Hospital in India and an endoscopic surgeon and fellow at Johns Hopkins. Although dozens of studies dating from 1957 support an abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link[2], the latest study is the seventh on the Indian subcontinent to implicate abortion as a risk factor for the disease[1,3-8], with a Bangladesh study reporting as much as a statistically significant 20-fold risk elevation.[3] Read More

NARAL’s False Victory: Google May Not Have Pulled a Single Pregnancy Center Ad One of the leading national networks for pregnancy centers is responding to the dustup this week that Google has supposedly banned pregnancy center ads after pressure from the pro-abortion group NARAL. But it appears NARAL is enjoying a hollow victory, as few, if any, pregnancy centers have seen their ads removed. Representatives from from Heartbeat International, a network of thousands of pregnancy centers across the country and around the world, tell LifeNews that they’re not worried about their ads being banned because they don’t lie to or mislead women, contrary to NARAL’s false claims. Read More

When My Son Told Me: I Wish You Hadn’t Aborted My Brother and Sister This particular day seemed ordinary, like so many others. I picked up my children from school as usual. My son Gabriel began to tell me about his day. He told me that during class that day one of his tasks was to write a story about building a time machine. “Oh, really,” I replied as I listened. Then I asked him “If you could go back in time, to which time period would you travel?” In my mind I thought he would say when Jesus lived or when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Read More

Our Baby Boy Lived Less Than Five Hours But She’s Still the “World’s Best Mom” That’s a lofty title, I know. And believe it or not, I know her. Even more amazing (to me) is that I’m married to her. One might think the world’s best mom would be someone with years of motherly experience and a number of kids — someone who has been doing it for a long time. My wife, Katie, doesn’t come close to qualifying under those terms. Read More

Spokesman Claims Recycling Plant Never Burned Aborted Babies for Electricity A spokesman for the facility found to be burning aborted babies for energy says the recycling plant never burned aborted babies and claims multiple reports of that happening in Oregon are false. Local officials in Oregon are upset that an energy plant is reportedly burning aborted babies from Canada to generate electricity. As LifeNews reported, they launched an investigation into how and why aborted babies were included along with medical waste shipped from Canada to Oregon to be incinerated for energy at a recycling plant. Read More

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pro-Life News, April 29, 2014

You Won’t Believe What a Twin Who Survived Abortion Says in a Letter to the Abortion Doctor Claire Culwell knows what it’s like to be a survivor. At the age of 13, her mother learned she was pregnant and decided to have an abortion, though she didn’t know she was pregnant with twins. After she had an abortion of Claire’s brother, she returned to the abortion clinic after realizing she still had a growing and developing baby inside of her. Told she was too late to have a second abortion, she gave birth to Claire, who struggled on life support as she dealt with a myriad of medical issues following her birth. Read More

Embattled DCF Chair Resigns After Controversy Over Justina Pelletier’s Parents Losing Custody The embattled Chief of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF), Olga Roche, has resigned following the controversy surrounding the costly mismanagement of Justina Pelletier’s case and the tragic recent deaths of three children.Now, under intense scrutiny by the Massachusetts General Assembly. House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D), who called for Roche’s resignation, told radio station WBUR: “DCF is an agency in crisis; and we must immediately undertake the difficult, but crucial, task of creating an effective structure of protection and care for our most vulnerable children.” Read More

Doctors Advised Abortion, But My Little Miracle is a Symbol of Hope for Others Little Maisie Smith, when she was 18-week-old in her mother’s woman, was diagnosed with a diaphragm defect that led doctors to advise her mother to consider abortion. The congenital diaphragmatic hernia condition made it so her organs slipped into her chest cavity, preventing her lungs from growing properly But her mother had no interest in abortion and watned to do everything possible to allow Maisie a chance at life. After a surgery to correct the condition shortly after birth, mother and baby are happy. Read More

After Google Bans Pregnancy Center Ads, NARAL Now Lobbying Yahoo and Bing Over the next few days, we should learn more about NARAL’s successful campaign to convince Google to pull ads paid for by Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Yesterday we talked about what could be gleaned from a story in the Washington Post (“Google accepts NARAL’s ‘analysis,’ rejects pro-life CPC ads”). Today we’ll talk about what comes through in NARAL’s victory lap fund-raiser and a story in The Hill newspaper. For those who missed yesterday’s post, Google accepted NARAL’s assertion that CPC’s were deliberately misleading in their advertising. The Post story intimated that only “some” CPC ads would be affected. In fact, NARAL targeted 79% of CPC ads. Read More

Man Beats His Infant Son Until His Skull Cracks, Anguished Deaf Mom Never Heard His Cries What prompts someone to show such a callous disregard for human life? Abortion practitioners and abortion clinic staffers kill hundreds, even thousands of babies in abortions. Every day, everyweek knowingly snuffing out of the life of a little baby. And there there are those who, perhaps without premeditation, take the life of or severely injure a little baby. Read More

Are Pro-Lifers Compromising When They Support Bills Stopping Some Abortions? Nathan Trapuzzano was a young 24-year-old man who served as a sidewalk counselor at a local abortion clinic in Indiana and had a baby on the way. Tragically, he was murdered in a shooting while out walking his neighborhood. Eight months pregnant, Jennifer revealed. Read More

Why are Some Outraged by Burning Aborted Babies for Electricity But Apathetic About Abortion? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the big scandal in Marion County, Oregon (Salem): for years, it’s been revealed, the bodies of aborted and miscarried babies from British Columbia have made up some of the fuel in their waste-to-energy plant. In plain English: dead human bodies were incinerated to heat Salem-area homes. I think all compassionate people (whether pro-life or pro-choice) can agree that families who lose a child to miscarriage should have full control over what happens to the remains, and that they probably wouldn’t have chosen this. Read More

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Hobby Lobby Stands With Priests For Life Before Supreme Court! Will You?

Fr. Frank Pavone: Priest For Life goes before the Supreme Court. Hobby Lobby releases statement of support for Priests for Life and our lawsuit against the Obama Administration and their HHS Mandate. "Together, we stand against this injustice, and for the law of God.” Hobby Lobby CEO David Green said that they stand with Priests For Life! Will you join us?!

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Will You Join Thousands At The 2014 National Day of Prayer Event?

Brian Fisher, President, Online For Life: Each year on May 1 — just two days away — the National Day of Prayer, praying citizens across America join together to pray in one voice on behalf of our country and its leaders, as well as for spiritual revival. We invite you and your church to dedicate your efforts on this year’s 2014 National Day of Prayer toward praying specifically to end abortion and restore a culture of LIFE in America.

Online for Life, along with other pro-life individuals and organizations, such as Jim DeMint, Alveda King, Rev. Dean Nelson, Fr. Frank Pavone, Matt Chandler, Ted Cruz and others, will participate in a focused time of prayer for the sanctity of life, and we want you to join us! During the prayer call at 10 a.m. (CDT) this Thursday, May 1, offering a special time of intercession and supplication, we will seek God’s face and ask His hand of favor to move on those people who:
  • Reach the abortion-determined with the message of hope and LIFE
  • Work to free abortion clinic workers and staff from the chains of the abortion industry
  • March upon our nation’s capitol as well as state capitols, pray outside abortion clinics, and speak up on behalf of the innocent unborn who have no voice
  • Work to change the laws that perpetrate the silent holocaust of abortion
  • Dedicate themselves to full-time ministry in an effort to rescue unborn babies and their families from abortion
Every year, approximately 1.2 million of our fellow citizens are lost to abortion. That’s nearly 56 million lives lost since the 1973 ruling on Roe v. Wade! If we truly desire that God shed His grace on America, we must first confess the grievous sin of abortion that has permeated our culture for far too long.

Won’t you stand with us this Thursday, May 1, as we pray to bring an end to America’s silent holocaust?

Please visit www.weprayforlife.com to register now for the Online for Life Prayer Call that will take place in two days! You may also download a copy of the Prayer Call agenda to help prepare your heart and mind for this intentional time of prayer.

Let’s commemorate this year’s National Day of Prayer by asking for God’s protection for the weakest and most vulnerable among us. Join Online for Life and our fellow laborers in the pro-life movement as we come before the throne of grace and pray to end abortion in America.

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IRS Threatens: Prosecute Christians and Tea-Party Conservatives

Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, PhD, Praying In Jesus Name: The IRS tax-exempt organization chief Lois Lerner is pleading the 5th Amendment before Congress, after shocking emails show she may have colluded with the Department of Justice to threaten criminal prosecution of Tea-Party Conservative groups, in an effort to silence them from criticizing the Obama Administration or exercising their First Amendment rights, reports ConservativeActionAlerts.org.

"Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) the current chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs released their response to documents they read that were obtained by Judicial Watch, which investigates and exposes government corruption and abuse.

"Reps. Issa and Jordan allege that the newly released IRS documents reveal that Lois Lerner, the Director of the IRS Exempt Organizations office at the time, was in contact with Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department officials regarding possible prosecutions of tax-exempt groups Lerner deemed to be 'dangerous' to the Democrats especially the Obama administration.

"Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) the current chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs released their response to documents they read that were obtained by Judicial Watch, which investigates and exposes government corruption and abuse.

"Reps. Issa and Jordan allege that the newly released IRS documents reveal that Lois Lerner, the Director of the IRS Exempt Organizations office at the time, was in contact with Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department officials regarding possible prosecutions of tax-exempt groups Lerner deemed to be 'dangerous' to the Democrats especially the Obama administration.

Watch! Dr. Chaps' 7-minute TV analysis of the IRS corruption exposed by Chairman Issa of the oversight committee (at the 11:00 minute mark)-->

"The release of new documents underscores the political nature of IRS Tea Party targeting and the extent to which supposed apolitical officials took direction from elected Democrats," Chairman Issa said in a press statement on Wednesday.

"These emails are part of an overwhelming body of evidence that political pressure from prominent Democrats led to the targeting of Americans for their political beliefs,” added Issa.

"Now I see why the IRS is scared to give up the rest of Lois Lerner’s emails,” said Chairman Jordan."

After IRS officials met 155 times in the White House with Obama Administration officials, and the IRS confessed engaging in illegal and biased taxation of conservative groups, including pro-life and Christian groups, nobody was held accountable.

That IRS scandal caused some liberals to call for President Obama's impeachment, as the worst abuse of IRS power since President Nixon.

Shockingly, Obama is now "doubling-down" and pushing for even more IRS persecution and taxation of Christian groups, including non-profit 501c4s and soon 501c3s and Churches, reports Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel.

Sadly, Obama "has quietly released a proposed set of new IRS regulations that, if implemented, will immediately, unlawfully and permanently muzzle conservative 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations and their individual employees."

"These Orwellian regulations will prohibit conservative 501(c)(4) organizations from using words like 'oppose,' 'vote,' or 'defeat.' Their timing, prior to a pivotal election, is no coincidence and provides yet another example of Obama’s using the IRS for 'progressive' political gain."

The 1954 Johnson Amendment law is not just unconstitutional, it's also un-American. Hundreds of courageous pastors take a stand every October, by violating the Johnson Amendment law and preaching about politics (just one Sunday per year) in the pulpit. Many send transcripts to the IRS demanding their own punishment, and daring the IRS to sue them in court, or try to revoke their church's non-profit IRS status.

So far the IRS has failed, repeatedly, to enforce the Johnson Amendment, because they themselves admit the law violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The government cannot tax or punish free speech, especially in church. Religion itself is highly political, because God is God, and the devil wants to rule in His place. Nowadays the devil uses corrupt politicians to rule society and pass immoral laws.

Throughout America's history, starting with the Revolution, our nation's pastors spoke freely on political and moral issues of their day. It was not only their privilege but their duty to preach truth to power, against immorality and corruption. Historian James H. Huston wrote of 1776: "Preachers seemed to vie with their brethren in other colonies in arousing their congregations against George III." Mr. Huston also discovered the House of Representatives sponsored church services in its chambers for the first 100 years. They only stopped when better transportation took members of Congress home for the weekend.

In the mid-nineteenth century, evangelical Christians were primary agents in shaping American political culture and ending slavery, according to Richard Carwardine, author of Evangelicals and Politics in Antebellum America. "Political sermons, triumphalism and doom laden, redolent with biblical imagery and theological terminology, were a feature of the age," he writes.

In the 1856 election, one minister distilled the question before voters as a contest pitting "truth and falsehood, liberty and tyranny, light and darkness, holiness and sin . . . the two great armies of the battlefield of the universe, each contending for victory." Language like this today earns a pastor a visit or letter from the Internal Revenue Service.

In 1992, the Church at Pierce Creek in Vestal, New York placed a newspaper ad warning Christians not to vote for Bill Clinton for president. Casting a vote for Clinton, the ad warned in rhetoric echoing 1856, would be committing a sin. The IRS took notice and three years later revoked the conservative church's tax exemption.

But the IRS does not enforce this law fairly. For example in 1994 another church in New York welcomed "New York governor Mario Cuomo (D-NY) campaigned for reelection on a Sunday morning at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Harlem. Cuomo was rewarded with a long, loud round of applause and an unequivocal endorsement from the pastor," according to a Newsday report. But the IRS never stops liberals. The American Center for Law and Justice, which represented the Church at Pierce Creek, uncovered evidence at trial that the IRS knew of more than 500 instances in which candidates appeared before churches, as happened with Governor Cuomo and Bethel A.M.E., but took no action to revoke these churches' tax-exempt status.

The Johnson law is being used by the Government to shape the messages of the Church and its pastors. Conservative churches are silenced, but liberal churches are freely politicized. This Goverment censorship of ANY Church is plain and simple illegal. The First Amendment states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech." Yet that is exactly what Congress did, and the IRS now does, by silencing churches.

Bottom line: Our pastors are being silenced. Let's take the gag off conservative churches, and restore the First Amendment freedom of speech to our pulpits.

Friends, our Congress must vote on the record, for or against pulpit freedom. Let's take a stand today, and demand free speech be restored to churches and pastors.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Pro-Life News, April 28, 2014

Judge Sides With NAACP’s Attempt to Silence Black Pro-Lifer A judge has issued a ruling in the NAACP lawsuit against a black pro-life leader who exposed its pro-abortion views in an article appearing at LifeNews.com. In February, the NAACP threatened to sue LifeNews.com and Ryan Bomberger, a LifeNews blogger , for a column that took the civil rights organization to task over its abortion position. The NAACP is upset about a column Bomberger wrote at LifeNews titled, “NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People,” which notes the organization’s 44th Annual Image Awards. Read More

Woman Who Wanted Abortion to Star on TV Show Rejects Abortion After Feeling Her Baby Kick The aspiring glamor model in England who said she wants to get an abortion so she can star on a reality television program has rejected abortion and decided to keep her baby. Josie Cunningham, 24, is a mother of two but wanted to abort her third baby so she could appear on Big Brother. “This time next year I won’t have a baby. I’ll be famous instead,” she said at the time. Read More

Google Bans Ads From Pregnancy Centers After Lobbying From “Pro-Choice” NARAL Google has banned ads from pro-life pregnancy centers that offer women and their unborn children abortion alternatives. The decision came after extensive lobbying from a national “pro-choice” group, NARAL, that appears to favor just one choice, abortion. Upset that pregnancy centers were allowed to bid on the keyword “abortion clinics,” along with facilities that kill unborn children in abortions, NARAL launched a national campaign to complain to Google. Now, the national search engine company has banned the ads. Read More

MSNBC Panel Calls Pro-Life Republicans “White Supremacists” On the Sunday, April 27, Melissa Harris-Perry show, during a discussion of new laws restricting abortion in Mississippi and Texas, guest Chloe Angyal of Feministing.com ridiculously saw “white supremacy” in Republican state legislators who had worked to reduce abortion, and asserted that these GOPers should be “ashamed of themselves.” Marcus Mabry of The New York Times stated the legal question was “at what point will the Supreme Court say the state impediments to a woman’s ability to get an abortion actually represent illegal actions?” Read More

She Rejected Abortion After Rape, Then The Rapist Sought Custody of Her Daughter In 31 states, rapists are allowed to seek custody of the children born as a result of their crime. Ten years ago, Shauna Prewitt was raped, and at that time many people in her life encouraged Shauna to abort her daughter, but she knew that was not the right choice for herself or for her child. Having made the courageous decision to raise her daughter as a 21-year-old single mother, Shauna had her share of difficulties to surmount, and to add to insult to injury, her attacker sought custody of their daughter when she was born. Read More

Wife of Pro-Life Advocate Who Felt His Baby Kick Just Before He Was Murdered Gives Birth Nathan Trapuzzano was a young 24-year-old man who served as a sidewalk counselor at a local abortion clinic in Indiana and had a baby on the way. Tragically, he was murdered in a shooting while out walking his neighborhood. Eight months pregnant, Jennifer revealed she told Nathan, 24, that she wouldn’t be able to live without him. As they embraced, he laughed, hugged her, felt their baby kick and told her not to “be silly.” A short time later, while jogging outside of a store, he was mugged and shot and killed. Read More

Mother Killed Her Newborn Baby Because He Looked Too Much Like Her Ex-Boyfriend A mother wrapped her newborn baby boy in a bag and left him int he street to die because he looked like her ex-boyfriend. Ana Rosa Mora, 18 and from Chicago, is now facing murder charges related to the case of infanticide. Mora worried the baby boy looked too much like her former boyfriend and that the resemblance would be off-putting to her current boyfriend. So, after she gave birth last weekend, she left the baby to die and the baby was found by a construction worker a few hours later. Read More

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Mississippi Attorney General Defends Pro-Life Bill

by Bethany Monk, CitizenLink: Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood argued in a federal appeals court today in favor a state law that helps protect women. It requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

“Women deserve real doctors, not transient abortionists who have no connection to their patients or their communities,” said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Steven Aden, who was at the hearing.

Gov. Phil Bryant signed HB 1390 into law in 2012. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the state’s sole abortion seller, filed suit shortly after. The facility, located in Jackson, claims the law was enacted with the “unconstitutional purpose” to reduce the number of abortions. [Read More]

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Pro-Life News, April 25, 2014

A Little Girl Sings “You Are My Sunshine,” But Ends Up Being The True Sunshine When it comes to reporting on pro-life issues, the fight to protect human life can be negative and depressing so often. With reports of aborted babies being incinerated for energy and news stories of mothers who kill their own children in infanticide, sometimes you just need something uplifting to celebrate life. Read More

Plant Worker: Aborted Babies Had Been Incinerated for Years, “There Was So Much Blood” A former plant worker at the facility found to be burning aborted babies for energy says the practice had been going on for years and he believes plant officials and perhaps even county government officials should have known. Local officials in central Oregon are upset that an energy plant is reportedly burning aborted babies from Canada to generate electricity. Read More

Governor Deval Patrick Falsely Claims Justina Pelletier’s Family Neglected Her Yesterday, a pro-life advocate who is assisting the family of Justina Pelletier confronted Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who said that the teenager should go back home to Connecticut with her parents. Today, Patrick has reversed himself. As Mat Staver, a pro-life attorney with Liberty Counsel, which is representing the Pelletier family, tells LifeNews Friday afternoon. Read More

Abby Johnson Reads Letter to Baby She Watched Die in Abortion: “I’m Sorry I Didn’t Defend You” In a powerful and moving new video, Abby Johnson, the former manager of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in southeast Texas reads a letter to an aborted baby she watched die in an abortion. Since converting to the pro-life perspective and getting out of the abortion industry, Johnson has led a new organization called And Then There Were None, designed to assist other abortion facility workers to quit their jobs and provide them the spiritual, job placement, and other resources they need to leave their current places of employment. Read More

MOM BABY GOD: Playwright Goes Undercover to “Expose” The Pro-Life Movement Actor, playwright and reproductive-rights activist Madeline Burrows went undercover, CIA style, in the pro-life movement for her one-woman political theater piece MOM BABY GOD. It’s first worth noting that this play received the green light from Kickstarter, while the pro-life based films Gosnell the Movie and Stolen Moments were initially rejected by the crowd funding website. No agenda, huh? Ms. Magazine, the brainchild of radical feminist Gloria Steinem, recently jumped at the chance to interview the covert agent. Read More

Pope Francis: “Abortion Compounds the Grief of Many Women” Pope Francis has won accolades for combining compassion and concern for unborn children killed in abortions and women who face grief and anguish after an abortion. The leader of the Catholic Church has urged Christians to do more to reconnect women who have had abortions with God and the church and he continued that admonition of grace and mercy today in a meeting with Catholic bishops from South Africa. Read More

Widower Finds Out His Only Child is Making Him a First-Time Grandpa A touching video has revealed the emotional moment a widower learned that his only child was expecting her first baby — making him a grandpa for the first time. The video is going viral today on the Internet and is drawing smiles and tears of joy from all who have seen it. Read More

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The Time I Sat Next To An Abortionist ...

Brendan O'Morchoe
Brendan O'Morchoe, National Director of Field Operations, Students for Life of America: When you are working or volunteering in the pro-life movement day in and day out, you can easily get consumed by the big picture and lose sight of what is happening every day in our nation’s abortion mills. As we worry about money, politics, and time away from family, we can get too immune to the killing.

But then you sit next to a late term abortionist…

Last Saturday, I was boarding a flight coming home to Virginia from Omaha, Nebraska. I had been in Kearney, last weekend speaking to students and local pro-life activists about how to create a Culture of Life in their community and how we are all called to the pro-life movement. Oddly enough, a lot of people asked me that weekend how I kept up my busy travel schedule and where I get my passion and energy. It is the moments like what happened on my flight Saturday night, confronted by evil, that keep me going.

When I sat down and looked across the aisle, I saw none other than notorious late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart on his way to kill 3rd trimester babies, as his does every Sunday morning, at his Germantown, MD facility. I was face-to-face with a man who has killed thousands upon thousands of babies with his own hands, who is responsible for the deaths of at least two women and who has so callously defended his business.

And I had no idea what to do.

What do you really say to someone like that? How can you reach them?

I wasn’t sitting close enough to have a conversation as the aisle and his wife were between us. Plus, I felt he would shut me down right away, anyway. I knew I couldn’t sit that close to a man who represented so much evil. My entire body was shaking uncontrollably.

So, I asked to be moved up a couple rows where I couldn’t see him, but he could still hear me. Then for the next 2 hours, I prayed out loud for his conversion and an end to abortion. When we landed, I waited for him to walk past me, and I called his name. He looked me right in the eye, and I said, “LeRoy, we’re all praying for you.” He mumbled something incomprehensible and stalked off, but I knew I had gotten to him.

I’m not the first pro-lifer to confront Carhart and, hopefully, I won’t be the last. Just as with any dialogue or conversation with an abortion-rights supporter on a campus, in church, or at work, each of us is only responsible for planting or watering the seed of truth, hoping and praying that it will one day bear fruit.

And while we might not always know the impact that our actions have on campuses and communities across the nation, we cannot forget what abortion really is, the lives and souls that are at stake every day across America.

Sitting next to LeRoy Carhart reminded me of one thing for sure. We cannot let fear, intimidation, or our busy lives stop us from action. We cannot rest until abortion is abolished from our nation.

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Pro-Life Victory: Mississippi Bans Abortions After 20 Weeks

by Bethany Monk, CitizenLink: Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed legislation today that prohibits abortions after 20 weeks, when preborn babies begin to feel pain.

“Today is an important day for protecting the unborn and the health and safety of women in Mississippi,” Bryant said. “Medical research shows that an unborn child can feel pain by not later than 20 weeks gestation, and research also shows that the risk of death and complications from an abortion increases significantly as a pregnancy progresses.”

The law requires a physician to determine how far along a woman is in her pregnancy prior to an abortion. It was based on Americans United for Life (AUL) model legislation, which also focuses on the health risks of abortion for women.

“We know that with each passing week of pregnancy, the health risks of abortion increase,” said AUL President Charmaine Yoest. “A woman seeking an abortion at 20 weeks is 35 times more likely to die from abortion than she was in the first trimester. At 21 weeks or more, she is 91 times more likely to die from abortion than she was in the first trimester.”

The bill passed overwhelmingly in the House, 90 to 21, and the Senate, 21 to 10.

“I commend the leadership in Mississippi who worked together to achieve commonsense limits on dangerous abortion procedures,” Yoest said. “I particularly want to commend Rep. Andy Gipson and Sen. Joey Fillingane for their leadership.”

The law does include some exceptions.

“This new law helps correct the shocking reality,” Yoest said, “that as a result of Roe v. Wade, the United States is one of only four nations along with China, North Korea, and Canada that allows abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, for any reason whatsoever and sometimes with tax payer subsidies.”

Read AUL’s “Summary of Know Health-Risks of Abortion.”
Learn more about AUL’s “Women’s Protection Project.”

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Pro-Life News, April 24, 2014

County Launches Probe Into Why Aborted Babies Were Burned for Electricity, “We’re Horrified” The government is famous for moving slowly and throwing up red tape as it moves along. That was not at all the case these past 24 hours. News broke that British Columbia was sending their aborted and miscarried babies, along with the rest of their medical waste, to a plant in Brooks, Oregon where they would be burned to generate electricity for the area’s residents. Read More

Officials Outraged Plant Burning Aborted Babies for Electricity: “Ultimate Disrespect to Innocence” Local officials in central Oregon are upset that an energy plant is reportedly burning aborted babies from Canada to generate electricity. Following a LifeNews report that received national attention, the Marion County Board of Commissioners issued a statement indicating it will temporarily halt all burning of “medical waste” while it investigates. Today the Marion County Board of Commissioners is holding an emergency meeting to determine how the Covanta Waste-to-Energy Facility was authorized to burn medicate “waste” that includes the remains of aborted babies. Read More

Families Battle Back After Doctors Say Their Disabled Babies “Not Compatible With Life” Once again, a bereaved family is drawing attention to the failures of the Irish government to provide proper health care and medical attention to families who discover that their unborn babies are suffering from life-limiting conditions. This diagnosis is devastating enough but for Derry woman Gemma Bradley, the fact that there was so little assistance from medical professionals made a bad situation much worse. Babies like Gemma’s daughter Lily Rose (who was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, also known as Edwards’ Syndrome) need specialised care and attention from the medical profession. Read More

Shocking Gosnell Movie Preview Shows How He Kept Jars of Aborted Babies’ Feet Abortion is a gruesome act in and of itself but Kermit Gosnell’s abortion techniques and shoddy abortion clinic conditions took disgusting to a new level. One way in which this late-term abortionist horrified anyone who learned of his actions was his proclivity for keeping “souvenirs” of his abortions. As LifeNews reported extensively last year during the Gosnell trial, when live babies were delivered, he stuck scissors in the back of the babies’ necks and severed the spinal cords, killing them. Read More

Dad Films His Son Every Single Week for 11 Years, The Result is Astonishing I just discovered the wonder of time-lapse videos. I recently saw my first one on YouTube. It’s a popular video by Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester called “Portrait of Lotte.” Hofmeester filmed his daughter Lotte every week from birth to 14 years old. The video shows Lotte going from a smiling toothless baby to a young girl with braces. Read More

Obama Sends Pro-Abortion Delegation to Vatican to Canonize Popes President Barack Obama has had a history of problems with the Vatican – which one time had to reject a potential ambassador over supporting abortion. Now, the president is sending a pro-abortion delegation to the Vatican for the canonization ceremonies for Pope John Paul XXIII and Pope John Paul II this Sunday. Obama has a lengthy pro-abortion record — going as far as saying he wanted God to “bless” the Planned Parenthood abortion business — while Pope Francis, the current leader of the Catholic Church, is staunchly pro-life, calling abortion an “unspeakable crime.” Now there’s this.
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Abortion Activists Defend “Model” Who Would Have Abortion to Appear on Reality TV As you would expect from a woman so desperately in search of fame she would threaten to abort her own baby to increase her opportunities for celebrity, each day there is another twist in the utterly sad saga of Josie Cunningham. For readers who may have missed our story Monday, here’s where the 23-year-old Cunningham stood two days ago. She had told The Sunday Mirror newspaper that prior to becoming pregnant (she is now 18-19 weeks along). Read More

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Is Massachusetts Governor Patrick lying about Justina?

Mathew D. Staver, Chairman, Liberty Council: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is either lying, profoundly mistaken, or intentionally twisting details to cover the Commonwealth’s massive overreach in the kidnapping of Justina Pelletier.

Columnist Michael Graham reported in The Boston Globe that the Governor penned a letter to Rep. Marc Lombardo claiming that the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) has a “detailed record of neglect” against the Pelletiers in their home.
“I see in your letter that you continue to misunderstand the role of the Commonwealth in Justina’s case. Justina is in DCF custody because 'a judge ruled that her parents were unfit to care for her' in February 2013, [a] decision based on a detailed record of the history of neglect in the home."

Graham then boldly asked the very questions we would all ask -- especially after reading the Governor's letter: "What detailed record? What history of neglect in the home? Where did that come from?”
The truth is, Deval Patrick can't tell you the truth. He can't tell you that charges of abuse or neglect against the Pelletiers were trumped up when physicians at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) conspired with workers from the Massachusetts DCF to perform a “parent-ectomy” on Justina.Justina had been receiving successful treatments at Tufts Medical Center, a highly reputable medical institution, for an extremely rare and potentially deadly condition called Mitochondrial Disease. Tufts sent the Pelletiers to see a specialized gastrointestinal physician at BCH, who she never saw before her case was hijacked by a resident doctor.BCH physicians were disturbed when the Pelletiers strongly disagreed with their diagnosis that Justina suffered from Somatoform Disorder, a rare and difficult to diagnose mental condition. In refusing to accept their opinion, the Pelletiers tried in vain to discharge her from BCH and return her to Tufts.

In order for BCH to detain and treat Justina on their terms with their diagnosis, she would have to be removed from the Pelletiers' care and become a ward of the state.

The plan was set into motion with DCF. Alleged “medical abuse” charges were filed against the Pelletiers for following the prescribed treatments of the Tufts physicians, which BCH arrogantly dismissed as invalid.

Justina was removed from her family over 14 months ago. At that time, the DCF knew very little about the Pelletier family or Justina. The DCF has never visited the Pelletier home or witnessed any circumstances of neglect – except the “medical abuse” allegations they cooked up.
As for proof of BCH's inaccurate diagnosis, in 14 months under BCH and DCF “treatments,” Justina’s condition has deteriorated. She has gone from being a vibrant figure skater to a wheelchair-bound invalid. Her condition is now considered "dire" and "life-threatening."As a side note, Governor Patrick’s wife, Diane, has long served as an overseer of Boston Children’s Hospital.

We are calling on every elected official from Massachusetts and Connecticut to stop the DCF’s own neglect and malicious medical abuse of Justina before it's too late.

In short, we are demanding her release back to the care of her loving family.
Using Liberty Counsel’s Fax Barrage, your impactful message will be delivered to the governors of both Massachusetts and Connecticut, the respective attorneys general, and lawmakers of both states. Please join us in this important initiative today!The activism of grassroots Americans and friends of Liberty Counsel is starting to see momentum in the Massachusetts political arena regarding the unlawful imprisonment of Justina Pelletier.So far, we have delivered “Free Justina” petitions and “Get Well” cards, provided legal expertise, and participated in a groundswell of activities on behalf of Justina.
Liberty Counsel has also filed a habeas corpus petition with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court asking for the immediate release of Justina from her unlawful detention.

As I noted earlier, DCF has absolutely no reason to continue to hold Justina, nor did they have any reason to take her in the first place. A disputed medical diagnosis does not warrant the removal of a child from the care of her parents and family.

The DCF is also under intense scrutiny for the amount of money they have spent on the Pelletier case, while other children remain missing or deceased in their system.

Together, we have been extremely proactive in battling the Goliath-sized DCF on behalf of the Pelletier family and I'm urging your continued support right now.

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Rand Paul On Life?

Gary Bauer
by Gary L. Bauer, Campaign for Working Families: Senator Paul was interviewed this week by David Axelrod at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics. Not surprisingly, Axelrod prodded Paul on the sanctity of life. While Paul accurately described the problem with America's current legal regime, which permits abortion-on-demand, when asked what he would do as president, he said this:

"My religious and personal belief is that life begins at the very beginning… I think that persuasion is part of this. I think the country is somewhere in the middle and we're not changing any of the laws until the country is persuaded otherwise."That is more than a disappointing answer. It is a signal of surrender.

Notice that Paul answered the question purely in terms of political strategy. He did not spend one second trying to persuade his audience (the very thing he says must be done first) that women are exploited by abortion and babies are deprived of their God-given right to life.

What Paul is doing on values issues is the same thing the GOP establishment does -- he is treating the sanctity of life like a problem to be managed rather than a cause worth fighting for.

Sadly, this is not the first time Paul has done this. When asked about efforts to redefine marriage last month, Paul said that the GOP will have to "agree to disagree on social issues" and that some voters don't want to be "festooned by those issues."

To his credit, Paul will fight for his libertarian agenda of smaller government and less spending -- and I am all for that. But his position on values amounts to a slow-motion surrender.

It takes a lot less persuasion to defend the humanity of an unborn baby than it does to defend tax cuts for billionaires or to argue that your mother's Social Security check is too big. On life and marriage, the public is at worst evenly divided.

Paul is willing to fight for some dubious things -- massive cuts in defense spending, for example, and retreat in the war on drugs. But on life and marriage, he continues to waiver.
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Gary Bauer is is a conservative family values advocate and serves as president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families where his articles are also shared.

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Does the U.S. Use Dead Preborns to Provide Electricity?

WHERE is our main stream news media and political leaders about THIS ATROCITY and HOLOCAUST?

Covanta Waste to Energy Facility, Brooks, Oregon
by Mark Horne, Political Outcast: When I read Bob’s post last month, “From the Nation That Gave Us the Magna Carta: Burning Babies for Indoor Climate Control," I breathed a sigh of relief.

At least it isn't happening here, I thought to myself.

But it is!

I don’t understand how it works because I don’t see how incinerating a tiny corpse can generate enough electricity to be worth the transport costs, but according to LifeSite news, something similar is going on in Oregon, courtesy of abortions in Vancouver, British Columbia.

From Life Site News: “Canadian aborted babies incinerated in Oregon waste-to-energy facility to provide electricity.”

The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that the remains of babies destroyed by abortion in B.C. facilities are ending up in a waste-to-power facility in the United States, providing electricity for residents of Oregon.

The province’s Health Ministry said in an email to the B.C. Catholic that “biomedical waste” shipped to the U.S. to be incinerated includes “human tissue, such as surgically removed cancerous tissue, amputated limbs, and fetal tissue.”

“The ministry understands that some is transferred to Oregon. There it is incinerated in a waste-to-energy plant,” the email stated.

The ministry said that contractors handling the province’s “biomedical waste” follow “health and safety protocols, as well as federal, provincial, and local regulations.”

Kristan Mitchell, executive director of the Oregon Refuse and Recycling Association, told the B.C. Catholic that the “biomedical waste” likely ends up at the Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility in Oregon since it is the only facility that uses waste to power the grid. The facility confirmed that it still receives and incinerates B.C. medical waste.

The power facility, located in Brookes just off the I-5, burns waste in two massive boilers at a temperature of about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat transfers into water tubes, which creates steam to drive turbines. The turbines generate electricity.

A 2007 article about the Marion waste-to-energy facility that appeared in the Willamette Live — ironically titled “Burn, Baby, Burn” — stated that at the time the incinerator burned about 800 tons (1,764,000 pounds) of medical waste per year.
I guess this shouldn’t shock me since I know that abortion is legal and, obviously, something had to be done with all those dead bodies. I don’t know if incinerating them for electricity is especially worse than flushing them down a sewer or leaving them in a landfill.

The bottom line is that the killing needs to end! Both in the U.S. and in the rest of the world.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pro-Life News, April 23, 2014

Mississippi Governor Signs Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and protect unborn babies who feel tremendous pain during an abortion procedure. The measure is similar to legislation pending in Congress and in other states that points to the pain babies feel in abortions as a reason to ban them. The bill, which bans abortions after five months of pregnancy passed in both the state House and Senate, by a 41-10 margin. Read More

Energy Plant in Oregon Burning Aborted Babies From Canada to Generate Electricity An energy plant in Oregon is reportedly burning aborted babies from Canada to generate electricity. The British Columbia Catholic Herald newspaper reported in its edition this week that the remains of aborted and miscarried children from the Canadian province are likely being mixed with everyday trash and sent to an energy plant in Oregon. Read More

Mom Grabbed 6-Week-Old Daughter by the Feet, Slammed Her Head Into the Ground Killing Her In a chilling case of infanticide in Florida, a mother allegedly grabbed her 6-week-old daughter by the feet and lifted her up in the air before slamming her head into the ground and killing her. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office arrested April Weber on Monday and charged her with first-degree murder and child abuse in connection with the death of little Aubrey Weber. Read More

Woman Thanks God for Her Abortion Because She Wanted to Fit Into Her Skinny Jeans Abortion advocates often try to make the case that women need abortion because of awful, terrible, heartbreaking things — pregnancy after rape, a baby diagnosed with a fatal birth defect (or worse, something really undesirable like… Down syndrome), a mother whose health is at risk. They trot out these sob stories as a way of showing us why abortion is such a vital aspect of women’s health. The truth, of course, is that these are almost never the reasons why women have abortions. They have abortions because the pregnancy was inconvenient. Read More

Mother Arrested for Murdering Her Three Disabled Children, Including Twin Boys Tania Clarence, 42, has been arrested on suspicion of murder for killing her three disabled children after allegedly having a breakdown about providing them care and treatment. Officials found the twin three year-old boys and their four-year-old sister dead in their apartment last night. Max, Ben and Olivia all reportedly were disabled and suffering from spinal muscular atrophy. Friends say Clarence was pregnant with the twin boys when she learned Olivia had the medical condition. Read More

Abortion Clinic Coupons: Save $15 Killing Your Baby by Liking Their Facebook Page This is the world we live in where abortion clinics discount the killing of children with online coupons: A-Z abortion clinic kills babies to 18.6 weeks in Nevada Read More

No Wonder Americans Don’t Know Life Begins at Conception, They Don’t Know Basic Science Earlier this week, pollsters released the results of a AP/GfK survey on scientific knowledge. Just over 1,000 American adults were presented with various scientific statements and asked to state how confident they were that the statement was correct: extremely confident, very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident. Read More

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