Monday, June 30, 2014

Pro-Life News, June 30, 2014

Obama Wants to Force Americans to Pay for Abortion-Causing Drugs Since He Can’t Force Hobby Lobby So just how is the Obama administration spinning the Supreme Court’s decision today that dealt it a devastating blow? Now that President Barcack Obama can’t force Hobby Lobby and other companies and businesses to pay for abortion-causing drugs, he’s wanting to force Americans to pay for birth control and very early drugs that may cause abortions. The White House has quickly converted the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision into a campaign-trail wedge issue, by calling on Congress to continue providing abortion-related drugs to a small number of women who work for Catholic employers. Read More

Hobby Lobby in Pictures: Americans Cheer and Thank God After SCOTUS Victory The Supreme Court gave the pro-life movement a huge victory today. It determined the Obama administration couldn’t force Hobby Lobby and any other company or business that doesn’t want to pay for abortion-causing drugs or birth control for its employees to obey the HHS mandate forcing it to do so. Before and after the decision, pro-life advocates flooded the steps of the Supreme Court building with signs and pictures and led chants as the justices were preparing to hand down their decision. Afterwards, they cried tears of joy, cheered and prayed to thank God for the decision. Read More

Pro-Abortion Activists Threaten to Burn Down Hobby Lobby Stores After SCOTUS Ruling ’The Supreme Court has ruled on behalf of Hobby Lobby against ObamaCare mandating them to pay for at least four drugs they deem abortive which would violate their religious freedoms! According to experts, the 5 to 4 decision applies to “closely-held” corporations. Following the ruling, Twitter filled up with treats to burn Hobby Lobby to the ground. WARNING: Strong language and violence. Read More

EWTN Wins Big Pro-Life Victory Against HHS Mandate on Heels of Hobby Lobby Decision On the heels of the Supreme Court ruling today that the Christian-run business Hobby Lobby doesn’t have to obey the HHS mandate that is a part of Obamacare that requires businesses to pay for abortion causing drugs in their employee health care plans, EWTN has won a victory of its own. The Catholic television network is asking the courts to stop the Obama administration from enforcing the mandate against it while its own lawsuit continues. Read More

Bobby Jindal Punks Obama on Hobby Lobby: “He’s Googling ‘Can an Executive Order Override Supreme Court?’”< Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is already a pro-life rock star, but the governor may have one-upped himself with this excellent response to the Supreme Court decision today saying the Obama administration can’t force Hobby Lobby to obey the HHS mandate. Jindal may have earned the prize for the best response to the decision. Well played Mr. Governor, well-played! Read More

Kathleen Sebelius Totally Silent on Hobby Lobby Decision Bearing Her Name Hours after the Supreme Court knocked down Obama’s contraception mandate with regard to Hobby Lobby and other small business owners, there seems to be silence from the architect of this mandate, former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The last post on her twitter is from June 9th – so far she has not tweeted anything about this today: Read More

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Priests for Life Responds To SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life comments on the Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby Case.

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SBA List Mallory Quigley Responds To Hobby Lobby SCOTUS Decision

Mallory Quigley, Communications Director, SBA List responding to the victory for Hobby Lobby and religious freedom.

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Victory for Religious Liberty in Hobby Lobby Case at SCOTUS

Family Research Council : WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council (FRC) praised today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding religious liberty and protecting the conscience rights of family businesses who object to being forced to pay for the coverage of sterilizations, contraception and drugs that have the potential to destroy an unborn child.

FRC President Tony Perkins learned of the ruling this morning as he met with the Hahn family, founders and owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties, which were represented by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys in this lawsuit challenging the Obama administration mandate. Comments via the following video:

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Supreme Court Rules Obama Admin Can’t Make Hobby Lobby Obey Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate

Pro Life News: The Supreme Court ruled today that the Christian-run Hobby Lobby doesn’t have to obey the HHS mandate that is a part of Obamacare that requires businesses to pay for abortion causing drugs in their employee health care plans.

The Obama administration was attempting to make Hobby Lobby and thousands of pro-life businesses and organizations 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 issued a favorable ruling in 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.

Writing for the 5-4 majority, Justice Samuel Alito handed down the decision for the high court, saying, “The Supreme Court holds government can’t require closely held corporations with religious owners to provide contraception coverage.” Read More

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pro-Life News - June 28, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim and Her Family Released on Bail, But Not Free to Leave Sudan After being re-arrested less than a day after being released from death row for her Christian faith, Meriam Ibrahim and her American family have reportedly been released from the custody of Sudanese police forces on the condition that they not leave Sudan, as possible charges are brought against them. They are not free. Read More

This 77-Year-Old Grandma Got the Supreme Court to Uphold Pro-Life Free Speech Yesterday morning, in a unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down a Massachusetts “buffer zone” law, sidewalk counselor Eleanor McCullen won the right to speak up freely to women entering abortion centers in Massachusetts. The 77 year-old grandmother recently gave a revealing interview to NPR. Read More

She Was Clinically Dead But Gave Birth to a Miracle Daughter Melanie Pritchard was as prepared as you can be to deliver her second baby. When she was pregnant with her first she had done all the research necessary to find a pro-life OB/GYN and drove 25 minutes of her way just to see that doctor. Her unborn child’s life was of the highest value to her, and she wanted to ensure that her doctor felt the same way. It turned out to be one of the best and most important decisions of her life.Read More

Justina Pelletier’s Law Would Stop Federal Funding of Dangerous Medical Research on Foster Children Liberty Counsel Action is proud to support “Justina’s Law,” a bipartisan bill that prohibits federal tax dollars to be used for medical experimentation on a ward of the State. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) joined with Reps. Karen Bass (D-CA), Tom Marino (R-PA), and Jim McDermott (D-WA), to introduce “Justina’s Law” in a response to the case of Justina Pelletier. Read More

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Focus on the Family Launches ‘The Talk: Changing the Conversation’

by Bethany Monk: If you’re a parent who is hesitant about having “the talk” with your children, you are not alone. In efforts to help parents approach the sometimes-daunting subject of sex education, Focus on the Family has launched: “The Talk: Changing the Conversation.”< Focus counselor Geremy Keeton, who authored the free downloadable guide, said it’s designed to help “ empower parents to think broader and be equipped to start many small conversations with their children, throughout every age and stage.” Keeton talked to CitizenLink about ways to parents can begin, or continue, to have healthy discussions with their children about sex. CitizenLink: There are a lot of adults out there who did not get good sexual education when they were younger. What defines healthy sexual education?

Geremy Keeton: It’s certainly way more than “a talk.” But many of us tend to understand the idea of sex education as a single event, maybe around age 12 or 13. That’s because we reduce sex-ed (and sex itself, for that matter) to being primarily about the body parts.

While dealing with puberty and the technical aspects of biology is part of healthy sexual education, that’s only a part. As humans we are not only a body; we are a “some-body” who has a mind, will and spirit.  Our sexuality is the same, encompassing body, soul and spirit. A healthy sex education deals with the whole person.

That’s why we at Focus on the Family called our campaign  We want to empower parents to think broader and be equipped to start many small conversations with their children, throughout every age and stage.

Ultimately, of course, we believe the ideal sexual education begins with looking to the Creator and Designer of sex itself — the One True God as revealed in Scripture. Then, pragmatically speaking, every child needs parents who avoid procrastination, responsibly learn and deal with their own sexuality, and thus know how to portray a calm, clear and nurturing biblical message to their child. This is the foundation; yet our parenting resource remains intentionally accessible and discernible for the Christian and non-Christian alike. Sex education is something on which most any parent could use healthy, relevant input. We hope we gain the privilege of being part of that with this resource.

CitizenLink: Rather than place all the emphasis on one big talk, how can parents make this an ongoing conversation?

Geremy Keeton: So, let me give you a “who, what, when, where and how” that defines healthy sexual education and can help it take shape into a process rather than being a one-time event.
  • The WHO is the parents. Parents are to be the primary sexual educators. Be aware that silence allows the culture, peers (or worse, pornography itself) to be the sole educators
  • The WHAT is a body, mind and spirit approach to sex and human beings:Body — We need to accomplish the objective of understanding and addressing the body and its functions in a non-shameful way. Mind — We need to teach wise decision-making and how to think about the self and others as humans, male or female, worthy of respect. Spirit — We need to lay a foundation for how to understand sex morally and symbolically, showing how it connects to our faith or worldview.
  • The WHEN & WHERE is starting now and wherever appropriate. Integrate talking about relationships, marriage and sexuality little-by-little into every part of your parenting from birth onward. Create conversation in a variety of contexts.
  • The HOW is through casual yet intentional parent-child interaction. Milestone events, like puberty or dating, of course require extra attention; but the ongoing openness we are advocating helps smooth the way for what many parents have traditionally feared.
CitizenLink: What do we do if we missed the boat and haven’t been talking about sexual topics with our kids yet?

Geremy Keeton: There is no time like the present!

Fact is, you are not alone if you have not been doing this with your children already. Don’t sweat it, don’t get immobilized by guilt. Just pick up where you are. Our easy-to-use 18-page booklet, “Healthy Sexual Education: Basic Goals and Guidance from Focus on the Family,” makes all this approachable. This resource gives basic objectives for every age range. It also provides a few methods or ideas for accomplishing those objectives.

Download the free booklet  here.

If you are just starting this conversation, you can to the section for the age-and-stage of your child, and then backtrack in the objectives. Don’t rush or overdo it at all at once — just incrementally and casually discuss what you may not have talked about up to this point. We give ideas on how to do that.

Also, don’t assume they already know terms or have it all down. They may in fact know it, but they don’t know it from you. YOU are the key, not just the information itself. Relationship with you is what’s important, so don’t just hand them a book.

I always find it easiest to create some natural excuse for starting a discussion — cue off some event that occurred with a friend or in the news, or suggest that you both read one of the resources we recommend. Our booklet links you to several other parent-child books that can be springboards for you at any stage.

CitizenLink: How do we protect our kids today in such a hyper-sexualized culture?

Geremy Keeton: Don’t be passive. The best antidote to lies is truth. The best inoculation against being misled and duped is to give plenty of healthy messages up front, first and ahead of time. Aim to preempt and “one-up” what the culture offers so readily (and so early) to our kids.

What I mean is, set the tone yourself rather than having the tone set for you by others. Lead with healthy non-shameful, non-skittish messages which give the good, true and the beautiful aspects of our bodies and marital love.

When children hear about a genuine article from a parent, it’s easier for them to detect and sniff out the counterfeits when they come across them on their own. And, that is what pop culture tends to offer — a disintegrated, me-driven, counterfeit sexuality that is devoid of the humanly integrated body-mind-spirit approach we are talking about here.

CitizenLink: How do we help them know the importance of sex when there are so many confusing cultural messages that devalue sex or misuse people?

Geremy Keeton: Your question brings up a great point — it’s hard to give (culturally or personally) what we don’t have. That’s why our culture isn’t giving healthy sexual messages — collectively, we are not a sexually healthy culture in our attitudes, outlooks and labels. Sometimes we misuse and disrespect people sexually in the images and words we use. Even in our moral Christian circles we may often make gender or sexual attraction jokes that, when you stop and think about it, are at times fairly off-putting, shaming or degrading. Let’s find the plank in our own eye even as we also observe the culture.

Then, in so doing, speak graciously about all these things with your kids. Speak freely and calmly about what you detect in yourself and in the world. For instance, use good questions to help your teen self-reflect on what marketing or billboard images are doing to people. Or, ask about certain verbal references you hear or have yourself used before: objectifying labels like “smokin’ hot”; “hottie”; “chick”; “that babe”; or any other terms that subtly dehumanize and assign value based on one’s looks or potential sexual favors.

I want to emphasize, though, to look inward for the solution more than outward for blame. Get your own ducks in a row; address your own fears, wounds and possible lack of healthy sexual information or interactions. This is much harder than blaming outside sources for contaminating our kids. When we are at a place of personal honesty and moving toward personal health, then coming face-to-face with a messed up culture merely creates plenty of teachable moments with our kids.

Truth is, the foundation we bring from our younger years, or from the attitudes toward sexuality that we have picked up in adulthood, will influence and sometimes skew what we can offer our children. Being a humble lifelong learner — reading and getting competent professional counseling when needed — will help us gain what we need in ourselves first, so we can give that health away to our children.

CitizenLink: Does this resources have information for parents who have kids struggling with same-sex attraction? Or who are already sexually active? Or struggling with pornography? If so, can you talk about some of these resources?

Geremy Keeton: This resource certainly can open the door for parents to have a good biblically-centered discussion on the topic of homosexuality. However, it does not delve deeply into all the specifics needed if someone is actively questioning or struggling, per se. What it does do is keep you connected to your child enough to be able to “go there” and get more and professional help and information if need be.

The same is true on issues like learning that your teen had premarital sex or has looked at pornography. This approach truly lays the foundation and context in which parents can address difficult topics.

This said, Focus on the Family counselors are glad to help parents regarding a gracious, non-shaming and truth-filled response to children struggling with sexual issues. For that matter, we welcome calls on any topics not fully contained in the objectives we’ve listed in our basic guide to sexual education. We can be reached via our counseling line for a one-time consult at 1-855-771-HELP (4357). An assistant will take your information so that a counselor can return your call.

Dealing with a child’s questions or concerns about pornography or same-sex attraction requires a lot of skilled listening. Responding in a nurturing and useful way for a youngster on these topics is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach.

No matter what challenges arise, we are confident that what we are pointing parents toward in our e-booklet lays the groundwork to have a very good value-based response when difficult topics arise.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pro-Life News, June 26, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim Reportedly Freed Again After Re-Arrest on “Forgery” Charges The back and forth in the plight of Meriam Ibrahim and her children has received international attention as she was released from prison, arrested attempting to leave Sudan on bogus forgery charges, and now, as AP and other news outlets are reporting early Thursday morning, has been released again. AP reported the following: A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for apostasy was overturned has been freed again after being detained on accusations of forging travel documents. Read More

Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Pro-Lifers Have Free Speech at Abortion Clinics In a unanimous decision today, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts buffer zone law prohibiting pro-life free speech outside abortion clinics. The decision is a huge victory for pro-life sidewalk counselors who provide women with abortion alternatives. The decision strikes down a Massachusetts law that created a 35-foot “buffer zone” restricting pro-life advocates from speaking with people entering abortion facilities. Saying the abortion buffer zone is “inconsistent with the First Amendment,” the Supreme Court ruled that that the buffer zone violated the First Amendment because it “restricts access to ‘public way[s]’ and ‘sidewalk[s],’ places that have traditionally been open for speech activities.” Read More

Mom Who Risked Her Life to Carry Triplets to Term Dies From Cystic Fibrosis Kandace Bowers, the mother with cystic fibrosis, who risked her life and defied doctors by refusing to terminate her triplets, has died. Pregnancy puts pressure on anyone’s lungs, but when you are living with a chronic genetic condition that leaves you with countless lung infections and poor lung function, it can be much, much more difficult. Bowers and her then finance (now her widower), Steven were in complete shock when they found out about the pregnancy. Read More

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Massachusetts Citizens for Life Welcomes Supreme Court 9-0 Decision

Massachusetts Citizens for Life welcomes the Supreme Court unanimous decision, McCullen v. Coakley, which strikes down the Massachusetts so-called Buffer Zone as a violation of the First Amendment.

The court reiterates tradition in this country that the sidewalk is the vehicle for free speech. There are already laws on the books which prohibit blocking entrances, harassing people, etc.

​The McCullen decision makes it clear that more restrictive laws may be written only if the current laws are not working – something that the state of Massachusetts failed to prove.

“This is a victory for all citizens who value their First Amendment rights and for clinic-bound women who might need someone to talk to,” says Anne Fox, President.

Mark Rienzi, the lead counsel said, “Americans have the freedom to talk to whomever they please on public sidewalks. That includes peaceful pro-lifers like Eleanor McCullen, who just wants to offer information and help to women who would like it. The Supreme Court has affirmed a critical freedom that has been an essential part of American life since the nation’s founding.”
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Massachusetts Citizens for Life is the oldest and largest pro-life organization in the state. Founded in 1973, it works to restore legal protection to all human life.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pro-Life News, June 25, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim Charged With Fraud, Prohibited From Leaving Country No sooner had Sudanese officials informed the world that Meriam Ibrahim had not been re-arrested and would be freed again after the nation’s courts released her from prison than news reports surfaced today that she would be charged with fraud and prevented from leaving the country. She’s out on bail but facing new charges of document fraud: The Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for being a Christian has been released from her latest detention but has been charged with new crimes, MailOnline can reveal. Read More

Abandoned Baby Left by the Side of a Busy Highway Found Safe < It was one in the morning when Genesis Hailey’s mom pulled into a gas station to buy a coke because she was tired. Genesis was sleeping in her car seat so the mom decided to leave her in the car, locking the doors, but forgetting to lock the driver’s door. That was all the opportunity needed for a man who is described as an African-American in his late teens to jump in the car and speed away, with Genesis still inside. Read More

Alabama Abortion Clinic Slated to Close Friday Thanks to Pro-Life Laws The Christian Post reports today that the Alabama Women’s Center, the sole abortion facility in North Alabama is scheduled to close its doors on Friday. This is due to them failing to meet all of the requirements of the Women’s Health and Safety Act, which stipulates that doctors working at closedsign6Alabama abortion facilities must have hospital admitting privileges in the same city where they do abortions, and they must meet the same building safety standards as ambulatory surgical centers. According to an al.com report, these safety standards require a number of things, including making hallways at abortion clinics wide enough to accommodate patient gurneys. < Read More

MSNBC Host Wants to Use Abortion Comedy as a Sex-Ed ‘Tool’ for Mothers to Teach Daughters It would have been shocking if the abortion comedy Obvious Child hadn’t been celebrated on Melissa Harris-Perry’s weekend show on MSNBC. But the spin on Sunday morning’s program could not have been expected. “MHP” wanted to know if abortion opponents just couldn’t handle the uncomfortable truth about women’s sexuality and how women’s bodies operate. She asked Obvious filmmaker Gillian Robespierre if her abortion comedy could be a good educational “tool” for mothers to share with their daughters as they mature, and the answer led to the term “laminated uterus.” Read More

If Some Pro-Abortion Activists Couldn’t Attack You They’d Have Nothing Left to Say The Internet is a remarkable invention. It has expanded commerce, made information more widely available, and has helped to connect far off friends in distant lands. It also allows people to say things like this: That was posted under a Live Action article by someone called “phxflyguy.” He was replying to a another commenter who had said, “If you’re for abortion, you are for dismembering babies inside the womb.” Naturally, phxflyguy’s words provoked a scathing, brutal response: Read More

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IRS Admits Wrongdoing, Settles Suit with National Marriage Group

by Bethany Monk, CitizenLink: The IRS admitted Tuesday that is was wrong to leak the confidential information of a conservative marriage organization. The tax agency has agreed to pay $50,000 to the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) to settle the lawsuit.

“It has been a long and arduous process to hold the IRS accountable for their illegal release of our (2008) confidential tax return and donor list,” said NOM Chairman John Eastman. The list was ultimately given to the organization’s “chief political rival,” he said.

The marriage group filed suit last year. According to NOM, an investigation revealed that the information was given to Matthew Meisel, a gay activist in Boston. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) then published the information and released it to the media.

This is incident with NOM is not the only time the IRS has mistreated conservative groups. Last spring, the agency admitted it was wrong to target nonprofit organizations with the words “Tea Party” or “patriot” during the 2012 election season.

Leaders of nonprofit agencies testified in front of Congress last year saying they were targeted by the IRS. Hundreds of groups, all conservative, have said they were targeted.

Eastman said he and his group believe the IRS may still be hiding information from the American people in the NOM case.

“We have called on the Attorney General to grant Matthew Meisel immunity from prosecution so that we can force him to disclose the identity of his conduit,” Eastman said.

NOM is urging Congress to investigate the incident with government officials.

“It’s imperative,” Eastman said, “that all those who have engaged in corrupt practices and illegal acts in the IRS should be identified and held accountable.”

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Pro-Life Students are Awesome!

Students for Life is extraordinarily blessed to have an amazing full-time team who lead courageous pro-life students year-round with trainings, consultations, and mentorship. Every year, they put organize two national conferences, visit hundreds of campuses, and train thousands of dedicated pro-life students.

And the results of their work are truly stunning.

As of June 2014, there are 838 pro-life student groups in 49 states plus the District of Columbia.

During the 2013-2014 school year, SFLA team members:
  • Started 91 new campus pro-life groups
  • Visited 274 different high school and college campuses
  • Trained 290 Students for Life groups, training 2,575 students
  • Held 485 1-on-1 consultations with student leaders
  • Trained more than 2,750 students at our 2 national conferences
And while we will never know just exactly how many babies were saved and women spared from abortion, pro-life student reported that 50 babies that they knew of were saved on their campuses!

We are certainly the pro-life generation!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SNEAK PEEK: Kay Hagan's Abortion Record is Too Extreme for NC

SBA List: Kay Hagan stated there is "no chance" she'll support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to ban late abortion. She is considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents up for reelection in 2014.

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Pro-Life News, June 24, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim Freed Again After Being Detained for Several Hours Trying to Leave Sudan Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman who was jailed and forced to give birth in prison in the Muslim nation of Sudan and who was released yesterday after a court overturned a verdict of apostasy, was freed again after she was re-arrested trying to leave the country. The BBC has more details on the re-release after the several hour detention: A Sudanese woman freed from death row on Monday has been released again after being briefly detained with her family at Khartoum airport. Read More

Story of Little Girl Kicked Out of KFC Restaurant Over Scars on Her Face is a Hoax Last week LifeNews and many other media outlets reported on a grandmother’s accusation that her granddaughter whose face was still healing from being mauled by dogs had been kicked out of a KFC restaurant for scaring the other customers. According to the Laurel Leader-Call, sources “with deep knowledge of the investigation” say that the entire thing was a hoax. The sources spoke on the condition of strict anonymity because they were not permitted to speak on the record. Read More

Community Rallies Around Pregnant Woman Diagnosed With Lou Gehrig’s Disease A Connecticut couple is seeking financial assistance and emotional support after receiving the best news of their lives quickly followed by the worst. Amanda and Chris Bernier spent their time, including working together as medical first responders, dreaming about having a baby. When the learned Amanda was pregnant, they were excited to start their life as parents. But just weeks later, they were blindsided with the news that Amanda has ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Read More

11-Year-Old Girl’s Message on Abortion Leaves Everyone Speechless The 11-year-old Iowan girl you see standing in the middle of the picture below is my hero. She is the definition of the pro-life movement. She is not blinded by the abortion industry’s lies. She has a profound message to share with you. While working the Iowa Right to Life booth at NICHE 2014, this girl picked up one of our 12-week baby models and said to me, “Last year, at the Iowa State Fair, I got a 12-week baby model, and now, I keep it out on my dresser so that when my one friend that I know comes over to my house, she sees it. Read More

23 States Allow Rapists to Demand Custody of Their Victim’s Children Shauna Prewitt, a Chicago-based attorney and rape-victim advocate has become a high-profile supporter of state legislation that prevents rapists from demanding custody of their victim’s children. shaunaprewittWhen Prewitt was in college she was raped and became pregnant, and chose life for her baby girl. Her rapist then sued her for custody of the child! As Prewitt explained to CNN, in many states, “…men who father through rape are able to assert the same custody and visitation rights to their children that other fathers enjoy.” Read More

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Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Austin Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

by Bethany Monk, Citizen Link: A federal judge on Monday stuck down an ordinance that required pregnancy centers in Austin, Texas to post signage with pre-written information. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel said the ordinance was “void for vagueness,” and that the city may not enforce it.

Jonathan Saenz, an attorney with the Liberty Institute, said the city tried to bully nonprofit pregnancy centers “with complete disregard toward religious liberty and free speech.”

“The City of Austin was warned by legal experts and they forced it through the process anyway,” he said. “This victory is a strong statement that pro-life centers were right all along and that legal judgment of the city cannot be trusted.”

The city passed the ordinance in 2010 to restrict the operation of what it calls “Limited Service Pregnancy Centers,” according to Texas Values. These centers help pregnant women carry their babies to term. They do not offer abortions nor do they provide referrals to abortionists or places with so-called comprehensive birth control services.

The ordinance required these pro-life centers to “prominently display” two signs — one in English and one in Spanish — at their entrances. The signs had to state:

This center does not provide abortions or refer to abortion providers. This center does not provide or refer to providers of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved birth control drugs and medical devices.

Pregnancy centers that did not post these signs were subject to hefty fines.

Abortion sellers, however, were not required to post any disclaimers indicating services they do not offer.

Austin LifeCare, Inc., one of the city’s pregnancy centers, filed a complaint in 2011.

Council members then revised the ordinance to say all non-medical pregnancy centers had to post signs saying they don’t provide medical services and are not licensed to perform ultrasounds. Such licenses, though, do not even exist.

Matt Bowman, senior legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), said the ordinance gave the city “dangerous latitude” against such places that “offer real help to women.”

“Political allies of abortionists shouldn’t be allowed to use the law as a tool to attack pregnancy care centers,” he explained.

Jeff Mateer, an attorney for Liberty Institute he’s pleased with Yeakel’s decision.

“The great work of these pregnancy resource centers to help women make informed decisions,” he said, “will no longer be hindered.”

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Pro-Life News, June 23, 2014

Presbyterian Church USA Defeats Motion to Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortion The Presbyterian Church USA has voted to endorse Kermit Gosnell. Delegates meeting in Detroit at the 221st General Assembly of the 1.8 million–member Presbyterian Church (USA) voted down a measure that would have the church endorse care for babies born alive after abortions. From World Magazine: Also Thursday, 78 percent of the PCUSA General Assembly struck down a resolution condemning the killing of babies born alive during abortions, as occurred with notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Initiated by the South Alabama presbytery, it called for inclusion of pro-life Presbyterians and an investigation into doctrinal and financial support of abortion. Read More

How Can Atheists and Agnostics Possibly be Pro-Life on Abortion? I’ve had a few Christian pro-life friends of mine (kindly) tell me they don’t really understand how a secularist can defend the pro-life position. Sure, they get that we don’t need religion to understand fetal development, and we don’t need to believe in a god to recognize that abortion is violence. But they trip over how a secularist could defend the pro-life view on a metaphysical level. Why should secularists care about fetal development or the violence of abortion? What transcendent reason do we have to care about human life in the first place? In other words, these Christian pro-life friends of mine want to know how I, as a secularist, can truly defend the pro-life position without the Imago Dei. Read More

She Was Attacked for Not Aborting Her Baby With No Eyes, Now He’s Had a Miracle Surgery LifeNews printed a story last year about an amazing mom and her awesome son, Christian. When Lacey was pregnant with Christian he was diagnosed with fetal abnormalities. christian7Lacey and her husband didn’t even know if Christian would survive until birth. Christian survived the pregnancy and was born with no eyes and a cleft palate. We reported on the story last year because a lot of offensive comments were being made about children with disabilities. Read More

Mommy Blogger Charged With Poisoning 5-Year-Old Son to Death for More Blog Traffic< Garnett Spears died at the young age of five years old in January, six days after he had been rushed to the hospital. His sodium levels had risen, though there was no medical explanation. But this last hospital stay was hardly Garnett’s only one. From when he was first born, he was in and out of the hospital, his first visit when he was five days old and bleeding from an ear infection. He even was on feeding tubes for most of his life. And so, his mother, Lacey Spears, began to blog, to share her son’s illness with readers who would listen, in order to gain support, and also, attention. And she may have gone so far as to kill her own son to achieve such attention. Read More

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Obama: The Abortion President

by Gary Bauer,: In Friday's report I mentioned that I addressed the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference. During my remarks, I made a number of comments about the sanctity of life -- comments which more Republican leaders should be making as they try to reconnect with the values of Main Street Americans and overcome idiotic smears like the so-called "war on women."

For example, I mentioned that under Barack Obama more babies have been aborted than jobs created. It is a simple statement of fact that speaks volumes about Obama's misplaced priorities. It has been amazing to see how many media outlets picked up that line.

Today we hit the jackpot when Matt Drudge included it among his headlines. Hats off to our friends at CNSNews.com for their excellent reporting.

As a result, countless liberals are furiously setting their hair on fire as Obama's pro-abortion extremism is exposed.

But, as always, I couldn't do this without you. It's your support that makes this work possible! Thank you, my friends, for enabling me to be a voice for voiceless, innocent unborn babies and for conservative values.
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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. He is also a contributing author for the ARRA News Service.

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National Right to Life Warns Senate On Radical Anti-speech Proposal

National Right to Life will score U.S. Senate vote
On Democrats’ constitutional amendment to curb political speech

The proposal “would replace the First Amendment with…an oligarchy,”
NRLC warns in letter to senators
WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the nationwide federation of state pro-life organizations, today warned members of the U.S. Senate that it will “scorecard” the upcoming Senate roll call on a proposed constitutional amendment that would remove First Amendment protections for virtually any type of communications to the public that might “influence elections.”

The proposal, S. J. Res. 19, was expanded by a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on June 18. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nv.) has indicated that the full Senate will vote on the measure later this year. In a letter sent to senators today, NRLC explained that the revised proposal “confers power on Congress and state legislatures to ration or even criminalize . . . even speech that does not mention candidates or political parties,” if the speech might “influence elections.” The letter notes, “It should be obvious that any type of public communication on pending political issues, or commentary on those who hold or seek political office, may ‘influence elections,’ so the proposal effectively would cut the heart out of the First Amendment.”

The letter notes that a second, overlapping clause “would grant political officeholders unlimited power to prohibit any criticism, direct or indirect, from issue-oriented groups of any ideological stripe, including the National Right to Life Committee.”

A third clause, which purports to preserve freedom of “the press,” would “replace the First Amendment with constitutional protection for an oligarchy” and would invite “systematic abuse, including defacto political alliances between certain favored media/entertainment corporations and certain politicians, and/or intimidation of media outlets that may fear loss of their privileged ‘press’ status . . .”

The letter, signed by NRLC President Carol Tobias, Executive Director David N. O’Steen, and Legislative Director Douglas Johnson, says that any senator who votes for the proposed amendment is voting “to empower elected lawmakers, federal and state, to restrict and criminalize speech that is critical of their positions and votes on crucial public policy issues, including abortion,” and that the Senate roll call will be included in NRLC’s widely followed “scorecard” of key roll call votes of the 113th Congress.

Copy of letter follows:
RE: Coming Senate vote on S. J. Res. 19, to remove First Amendment protection for political speech
Dear Senator:
On June 18, a Judiciary Committee subcommittee approved a new version of S. J. Res. 19, a proposed constitutional amendment to remove First Amendment protections for speech about those who hold or seek political office. The full Judiciary Committee reportedly will mark up this measure on July 10, and Majority Leader Reid has stated that it will come before the full Senate. The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, is strongly opposed to S. J. Res. 19, and urges you to oppose this radical measure. NRLC will include the roll call on S. J. Res. 19 in our scorecard of key roll calls of the 113th Congress.
The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights provides in part that “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press . . .” While the First Amendment applies broadly, first and foremost it was intended to provide immutable protection for the right to speak freely about those who hold or seek political power.
It is precisely that form of speech – speech about those who hold or seek offices of power in government, at the Federal or state level – that is targeted by S. J. Res. 19. The original S. J. Res. 19 would have granted Congress and each state legislature essentially unlimited power to regulate, ration, or criminalize speech about those who hold or seek political office. The subcommittee substitute is even worse – it confers power on Congress and state legislatures to ration or even criminalize “the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections” [italics added for emphasis], which sweeps in even speech that does not mention candidates or political parties. It should be obvious that any type of public communication on pending political issues, or commentary on those who hold or seek political office, may “influence elections,” so the proposal effectively would cut the heart out of the First Amendment.
A separate, overlapping clause explicitly empowers Congress and the states to pass laws “prohibiting” corporations or other legal entities “from spending money to influence elections.” Thus, unlimited legal power would be conferred on political officeholders to prohibit any criticism, direct or indirect, from issue-oriented citizen groups of any ideological stripe, including the National Right to Life Committee.
The authority to ration, prohibit, and even criminalize political speech would not be limited to television advertising or any other particular modes of communication. Rather, these powers would apply across the board, to every mode of communication – print (including books), electronic, broadcast, movies, internet, etc. Moreover, the federal courts would lose the power to require that government limits on speech must be viewpoint-neutral; Congress and state legislatures would be empowered to criminalize spending by just one side in any political debate.
Among the many incumbent-protection-racket proposals that have been put forth under the banner of “campaign finance reform,” this radical constitutional amendment is the most ambitious power grab – a naked attempt to permanently empower the political patrician class to substantially insulate its members from criticism by and accountability to the plebeians. Perhaps a lone speaker standing on a stool in the park, upbraiding the local congressman for a recent vote, could remain outside the scope of the restrictions that would flow from S. J. Res. 19 – but if she first went to a local copy shop to buy some leaflets to draw listeners to her presentation, she could no longer rely on the protection of the First Amendment.
The proposal contains a third clause: a rule of construction asserting that it does not give Congress or the states “the power to abridge the freedom of the press.” This clause, given the context, actually makes the proposal even worse, because it effectively confers on officeholders the power to define what types of media/entertainment corporations qualify for privileged status as designated “press,” retaining a right that may now be denied to all other entities and individuals – the right to engage in speech that might “influence elections.” The severing of general freedom of speech from the re-defined freedom of “the press” invites systematic abuse, including de facto political alliances between certain favored media/entertainment corporations and certain politicians, and/or intimidation of media outlets that may fear loss of their privileged “press” status if they do not conform to the expectations of the Powers That Be. Especially for groups that advance causes that are out of favor with the “mainst
ream news media” or with Hollywood, the rule of construction provides further evidence that S. J. Res. 19 proposes to replace the First Amendment with constitutional protection for an oligarchy.
In the NRLC scorecard of key roll calls of the 113th Congress, a vote for S. J. Res. 19 will be accurately characterized as a vote to empower elected lawmakers, federal and state, to restrict and criminalize speech that is critical of their positions and votes on crucial public policy issues, including abortion. NRLC urges you to reject the frontal assault on the First Amendment embodied in S. J. Res. 19.
Sincerely,
Carol Tobias, President
David N. O’Steen, Ph.D., Executive Director
Douglas Johnson, Legislative Director
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Founded in 1968, National Right to Life, the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

I've Had Enough!

Judie Brown
Judie Brown, American Life League: Pro-abortion 'Catholic' politicians like Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry and Andrew Cuomo ought to be ashamed of themselves.

So should their bishops----Cardinal Wuerl of Washington, DC, Cardinal O'Malley of Boston and Cardinal Dolan of New York!

How dare these politicians vote for abortion and Planned Parenthood time after time after time?

And how dare their bishops not discipline them, thereby scandalizing and demoralizing good Catholics?

You bet I'm mad at both. I'm angry for all the babies who die while 'Catholic' politicians and bishops hobnob and dine and issue statements about peace and justice all the while the holocaust of the unborn goes on, directly aided and abetted by their action and inaction.

The blood of the babies is on the hands of the pro-abortion politicians for their sins of commission! The blood of the babies is on the hands of the bishops for their sins of omission!

This isn't that hard, really.

Earlier in my own life, abortion was illegal.

And Catholics who wanted to go into public life as politicians, or those called to the priesthood and were elevated to becoming bishops, knew that abortion was always and everywhere wrong and anyone who voted for it or participated in this crime would be excommunicated, denied communion, and denied all of the Sacraments until they repented of their evil ways!

This is in fact the most merciful way to help sinners change, so that they don't burn in the fires of hell!

At American Life League, we have been fighting every day since 1979 to end abortion. We are scandalized that the American bishops of the Catholic Church are not doing their job! It is within my rights as a Catholic to first ask, and then demand that our shepherds, our bishops take action now!

For decades we complained about Mario Cuomo and Teddy Kennedy, as two of the earliest prominent pro-abortion 'Catholic' politicians. Their horrible track records of voting for abortion and for Planned Parenthood's filthy and evil ways were a matter of public record. Despite that, they were celebrated by their bishops and were ultimately buried with full honors in a Catholic Church, with their respective Cardinals watching on.

And since they weren't corrected, admonished, shunned and excommunicated, their sinful support of abortion and Planned Parenthood is now touted and expanded by their own kids and family members!

A whole new generation of Cuomos and Kennedy 'Catholics' are in public life right now voting for and advocating for abortion and Planned Parenthood!

Had only Ted Kennedy and Andrew Cuomo's bishops acted then, maybe their progeny----and millions more American Catholics----would have said "I don't want to be embarrassed and excommunicated like Mario Cuomo and Ted Kennedy. There must be something seriously wrong with supporting abortion and Planned Parenthood. I'll find out more, and do more, and I'll be pro-life."

But that didn't happen! What a shame! What a wasted opportunity of saving so many souls! How many Catholics were led astray, putting their own immortal souls in jeopardy!

Don't tell me it didn't matter then, or doesn't matter now. In fact, today, if you ask 'sweet, Church-going little old ladies' from Ted Kennedy's home state of Massachusetts about him, they'll tell you what a wonderful man he was. And good-hearted New York Catholics still say what a fine man Mario Cuomo was, so why not vote for his son Andrew?

Since the bishops didn't speak, the people in the pews think abortion and Planned Parenthood are a-ok!

And the only one saying it's not ok is American Life League and a few other voices crying in the wilderness! Enough is enough! It's time for the American bishops to put their mouth where their money is and come out in favor of LIFE!

I love my fellow Americans and my fellow Catholics too much to let these sins that cry out to heaven for justice go on any longer. I have followed biblical precepts of approaching pro-abortion 'Catholic' politicians and bishops quietly and privately first, and then returning with others to persuade and point out the error of their ways.

But they're not listening! So now, we must do like the bible says, and expose them for what they are until they change or get out of the way of righteousness! As Christ Himself counseled us to do:

"If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector." ---- Matthew 18:15-17

In short, all Catholic politicians must vote against abortion and against Planned Parenthood funding, and if they don't, Catholic bishops must act swiftly and publically to explain why what they are doing is wrong and declare them excommunicated, to save all other Catholics from being led astray.

And if neither are willing to change, then it is up to us to hold them accountable, and to defend the babies and the faith, regardless of the discomfort we feel. This is not easy work, nor fun to do. I wish I didn't have to do it. But no one else is or will, so if you agree with me, I need your help today! Please click here to go to our website where you can show your support!

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Pro-Life News, June 20, 2014

Ted Cruz to President Obama: Demand the Release of Meriam Ibrahim Senator Ted Cruz delivered a message to President Barack Obama yesterday during his speech at the Road to Majority Conference Thursday afternoon: demand the release of Meriam Ibraham. His speech follows on the heels of a large rally outside the White House that he and pro-life groups led. Meriam is the Christian woman who was jailed when she was pregnant and was forced to give birth in chains in a Sudanese prison as she awaits a death sentence ad brutal flogging by Muslim officials because of her Christian faith. Read More

Their “Rescuing Hug” Stunned the World, Now the Twins Are All Grown Up When preemie twins Brielle and Kyrie Jackson were born, doctors weren’t sure they’d make it, until a smart nurse placed the girls together in one incubator. These iconic twins were born 12 weeks premature in 1995. They’re lying on their bellies, and the slightly larger baby has her stick-thin arm around her sister. One baby was not expected to live, hospital nurse fought to put them in the same incubator. Read More

Colorado Christian University Wins Big Victory Against Obama HHS Mandate Just days before the Supreme Court is slated to hand down its decision in the Hobby Lobby case against the mandate, a judge in Denver gave a Christian university a big victory against the abortion mandate. The Becket Fund emailed LifeNews the details: Colorado Christian University (CCU) scored a victory for religious liberty today when a federal judge in Denver ruled that the Christian-based institution does not have to facilitate access for its employees and students to potentially life-terminating drugs. Read More

This Group Provides Love and Care to Babies With Severe Disabilities Spared From Abortion A foundation in Ireland is helping to provide life-affirming options to parents of children born with severe disabilities. The mission of The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation is to provide direct funding to families of children with brain damage up to the age of 4 who suffer severe intellectual and physical developmental delay, enabling them to purchase home respite care. They also provide end of life care to all children up to the age of 4 years. Read More

MSNBC Host: Pro-Lifers are “Violent,” Put Abortion Backers’ “Physical Safety” at Risk Thursday afternoon’s The Cycle plugged the recently released “abortion rom-com” Obvious Child by interviewing the film’s screenwriter and director Gillian Robespierre and lead actress Jenny Slate. After the hosts spent a couple minutes praising the way in which the film portrayed a “positive, safe, shame-free abortion,” co-host Krystal Ball took the liberty of asking the director if there was ever a point where she felt nervous for her “physical safety” citing the sometimes “violent” nature of anti-abortion activists. Read More

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Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Redefines Marriage

by Bethany Monk, Citizen Link: A Presbyterian denomination has voted to redefine God’s design for marriage. Some experts say this will cause even more people to leave the already-diminishing group.

The Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (PCUSA) on Thursday voted to allow ministers to perform same-sex marriages. The General Assembly also approved an amendment to its constitution to redefine marriage as the union of “two persons.” The amendment will be reflected in the group’s constitution.

Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religious & Democracy said it’s likely this week’s decision will cause even more people to leave PCUSA.

“By overturning natural marriage the PCUSA is only accelerating its already fast-paced demise,” he said. “Only declining denominations reject historic Christian standards and in nearly every case that rejection reinforces the decline. Who respects a church that only echoes the secular world?”

According to the Presbyterian Lay Committee (PLC), PCUSA started with 3,131,128 people when the denomination formed. It began in 1983 by the merger of two other Presbyterian groups. Now the group is down to 1,760,200 members.

In 2011, PCUSA approved the ordination of men and women in same-sex relationships. Jeff Johnston, marriage and sexuality analyst for Focus on the Family, said that decision caused many people to leave.

“This primarily was a push from special ministers,” Johnston explained. “The pastors and the congregations in general haven’t wanted this. So, there’s been an attrition from within the church — especially since they allowed the ordination of gay clergy. They’ve lost about 200,000 members in the last two years.”

About 100,000 people left the denomination in 2011 and almost 90,000 people in 2012.
Johnston said this week’s move has been on the horizon for a while.

“There have been debates in the mainline churches for the last 40 or 50 years about homosexuality and marriage,” he said. “There’s been a push by revisionist theologians for those denominations to embrace same-sex marriage.”

The PLC, a much more conservative group, called PCUSA’s action an “abomination.”

The General Assembly has committed an express repudiation of the Bible, the mutually agreed upon Confessions of the PCUSA, thousands of years of faithfulness to God’s clear commands and the denominational ordination vows of each concurring commissioner.

Tooley said that although many will leave the denomination, some will remain to contend for the faith.

“May the Holy Spirit bless their witness and lay the groundwork,” he said, “for the PCUSA’s return some day to the teachings of the global church.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Read the PCUSA pastoral letter to the Church on Assembly’s marriage actions.
Read the PLC’s statement regarding PCUSA’s actions.
Learn more about Focus’ free Thriving Values resources. These free guides offer insight on how to approach and speak about God’s design for marriage and sexuality.

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Connecticut School That Blocked Websites Fails Again

Bill Donohue, Catholic League: In regard to a letter released by the School Board for District 14 in Connecticut about the decision to block student access to the Vatican's website, as well as those deemed to be conservative, This situation has gone from bad to worse. Now the Board of Ed is telling us that no one deliberately decided to block the websites. After consulting with the filtering service provider, Dell SonicWALL, the board concluded that the problem "was a function of how the parameters were set in the filtering criteria, and we are confident it has been remedied." In other words, it was Dell's fault.

No one with half a brain believes this to be true. Dell sure doesn't. Here is what it said: "A school had a policy [Nonnewaug High School] to block a category of sites rated as Politics/Advocacy Groups at their site using our content filtering product. It's important to note that our product does not come with that category turned on. The school actively turned it on."

Blocking the Vatican website, and the others, was the result of a conscious effort to censor the First Amendment rights of students. The person, or persons, responsible should be fired.

Contact the Connecticut Commissioner of Education, Stefan Pryor: stefan.pryor@ct.gov

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Pro-Life News, June 19, 2014

She Died With Her Unborn Baby Still Inside Her, Then a Miracle Happened In this amazing video, Melanie Pritchard and her family tell the harrowing tale of her sudden death and miraculous healing. Pregnant at the time, Melaine suffered from amniotic fluid embolism, DIC, heart failure and cardiac arrest. She was declared dead and should have never recovered, but, miraculously, she did. Read More

Justina Pelletier’s Family Promises to Sue Massachusetts for Abducting Their Daughter The family of Justina Pelletier, the teenage girl at the center of a national parental rights dispute, vows to pursue legal action against the state of Massachusetts for what they say was essentially an abduction of their daughter. Earlier this week, Massachusetts Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Johnston signed the order for Justina to go home following a 16-month dispute between her family and state officials. Lou Pelletier said in a text message, “This battle has been finally won. The WAR will not be won until we stop this from happening to ALL CHILDREN!!” Read More

Mother’s Shocking Deathbed Confession to Her Son: He Was Conceived in Rape Jonathan Husbands had always felt different during his life, as his step-father wasn’t very loving towards him and because he “sensed the whispers, nudges and knowing glances,” according to The Daily Mail. It wasn’t until he was 65 though when his mother took him aside and revealed to him that he was the conceived from rape. While her boyfriend and sister were downstairs in the kitchen, waiting to go to a dance, a man named Jock who was a tenant at her parent’s home took Jonathan’s mother, Mary, aside and raped her. Read More

Pro-Life Rep. Kevin McCarthy Elected Republican House Majority Leader Replacing Cantor House Republicans elected a new number two for their Congressional party leadership after Virginia Republican voter defeated pro-life Rep. Eric Cantor in his primary election earlier this month. Republicans picked Kevin McCarthy to serve as the next majority leader, promoting the California Republican to the number two spot behind pro-life House Speaker John Boehner. Read More

High School Blocks Pro-Life Web Sites, But Planned Parenthood’s Okay Superintendent Jody Goeler released a statement today responding to the charge that a Woodbury school discriminates against conservative and pro-life websites by blocking them. Andrew Lampart, a senior at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, told his local Fox station that he discovered a clear political bias at his school, based on which websites are blocked. Read More

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For Immediate Release          
Statement by Madeline McComish, Chairman, MCFL State PAC, June 19, 2014, Boston

“Today the MCFL State PAC announces its endorsement of Mark Fisher in his quest for Governor.


“MCFL PAC believes that all voters who are concerned with the right to life and with the protection of those on the edges of life should vote for Mark Fisher because he will support vital pro-life public policies. 

“Mark Fisher is a strong supporter of pro-life measures, including A Woman’s Right to Know, a Massachusetts Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, a ban on sex-selection abortions, and the licensing of abortion facilities in the state.  He opposes tax funding of abortion and doctor-prescribed suicide. 

“This endorsement reflects Mark’s commitment to strengthening a culture of life throughout the Commonwealth.  We look forward to working with him to protect the most vulnerable members of the human family. 

"In the Republican Primary, Mark is opposed by Charlie Baker, who favors tax funding of abortion and opposes A Woman’s Right to Know.  All of the Democratic contenders for Governor take positions strongly in favor of abortion.”

Massachusetts Citizens for Life
The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street
Boston Massachusetts 02129
United States

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