Friday, November 28, 2014

Pro-Life News, Nov. 28, 2014

Abortions Decline to Historic Low: 33% of Pregnancies Used to End in Abortion, Now Just 18% The Centers for Disease Control released its national abortion report on Friday and the new figured show the number of abortions in the United States has declined to a historic low. From 2010 to 2011, the total number and rate of reported abortions decreased 5%. Read More at LifeNews.com

Family Starved 32-Year-Old Man With Down Syndrome to Death, He Weighed Just 69 Pounds The unfortunate truth is that while we run many uplifting, soul-nourishing stories on NRL News Today, the anti-life cancer, which has long since metastasized, continues to claim additional victims beyond 1.1 million unborn babies who lives are taken each year.  Read More at LifeNews.com

After Eight Years of Infertility, Mom Thanks God for Quadruplets After eight years of infertility, Ashley and Tyson Gardner found out they were pregnant with quadruplets. The Gardners are from Pleasant Grove, Utah, and an ultrasound showed that their babies were two sets of twin girls. Read More at LifeNews.com

Abortionist: Late-Term Abortion is a “Good Parenting Act” to “Reduce Suffering” An abortionist who travels to a clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico has called killing a pre-born child in the womb a “good parenting act” in an effort to explain why she performs abortions weeks after most states restrict the procedure. Read More at LifeNews.com


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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving 2014


For all who "love life" and join us in celebrating and supporting the sanctity of life, Happy Thanksgiving.  Let us all "Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. ~ Psalm 107:1

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pro-Life News, Nov. 26, 2014

Since Michael Brown Died, 981 Black Babies Have Died in Abortion in Missouri, But There are No Riots Today, a pro-life advocate from Missouri put Planned Parenthood’s targeting of black babies in abortion into perspective. She says that while there are riots over the controversial death of a black teen in Missouri, there are no riots over the death of 981 black babies who have died in Missouri since Michael Brown died. Read More at LifeNews.com

“Cursed” Disabled Child Was Abandoned by Her Parents, You Won’t Believe How She’s Doing Now In Kazakhstan, Saule Sadykova was born with birth defects and abandoned by her biological parents. They believed she was cursed because she had a cleft lip, a raised eye and a disabled leg. Read More at LifeNews.com

White House Visitor Logs Show Dozens of Visits by Top Abortion Activists Last month the White House released their latest visitor log which reveals that the abortion industry has an open door to the Obama administration. The October 2014 update reveals that Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards visited the White House, officially , most recently June 26,2014. Read More at LifeNews.com

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pro-Life News, Nov. 25, 2014

Planned Parenthood Condemns Ferguson Decision, But Targets Black Babies for Abortion The Planned Parenthood abortion business is aggressively opposing the decision in Ferguson, Missouri by a grand jury to not bring an indictment of a police officer who shot an African-American man. Read More at LifeNews.com

Teacher Raped Student Until She Became Pregnant, Used Metal Ruler to Attempt Abortion In a shocking case out of Arizona, a student has filed a lawsuit against a teacher who she alleges raped her until she became pregnant and then attempted to cause an abortion when he learned she was pregnant by repeatedly inserting a metal ruler into her vagina. Read More at LifeNews.com

Doctors Said Their Son Would Die But Faith in God is Proving Them Wrong A day after Brandon and Brittany Buell heard that their dream of having a baby boy would be coming true, their doctor called with news that would end their celebration. There were concerns over the size and shape of the baby’s head. Read More at LifeNews.com

Couple Adopts Two Brothers, Then Decides to Adopt All Six of Their Siblings According to the Administration of Children and Families, on average, children stay in foster care for almost three years before either being reunited with their families or adopted. But unfortunately, almost 20 percent of children wait five years or more before being placed with a permanent family. Read More at LifeNews.com

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Family Gets Relief From Obamacare’s Mandatory ‘Abortion Fee,’ but Pro-Lifers Aren’t Rejoicing Just Yet

by Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal: A pro-life family won’t be forced by Obamacare to pay for others’ abortions through a “secret fee” after all.

Barth and Abbie Bracy, who have four children, filed a lawsuit earlier this year against government officials, arguing that they failed to offer health insurance plans that didn’t cover elective abortions.

The Connecticut couple voluntarily dismissed their suit against federal and state officials after the state added options under Obamacare that, for the first time in Connecticut, will not require participants to pay for others’ abortions.

“While we are pleased that Connecticut families will now have a choice to avoid paying this abortion surcharge, it is a shame that other families won’t have that choice, and that most Americans don’t even know that they must pay this secret fee,” said Casey Mattox, a senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, the organization that represented the Bracys.

That “secret fee” was uncovered in a Sept. 15 report by the Government Accountability Office, which found that more than 1,000 Obamacare plans cover abortion while remaining eligible for tax subsidies.

Federal law forbids taxpayer subsidies for elective abortions. The Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, requires every plan that covers elective abortions to collect a separate fee used exclusively to pay for those abortions. That requirement was the government’s attempt to prevent tax dollars, as Obama promised, from directly funding abortion.

The GAO report found that many insurers were failing to collect from policyholders the required separate payment for abortion coverage.

“The severe lack of transparency in Obamacare plans continues to leave many consumers unaware that they could be signing up for a plan that includes abortion coverage,” said Sarah Torre, a policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation who closely follows the issue of Obamacare and abortion. Torre added:
Worse, the health care law requires that insurance companies offering elective abortion coverage collect a separate premium of at least $12 a year from individuals to cover the procedures. No one should be forced to pay a hidden surcharge that’s used to pay for others’ abortions.After the Bracys’ insurance company dropped them from their private plan, they discovered that Connecticut offered no health insurance options for citizens who object to paying for abortions, forcing them to violate their pro-life, religious beliefs.

Although Connecticut added plans acceptable to the Bracys to its online insurance marketplace under Obamacare, four other states highlighted in the GAO report have yet to offer plans that don’t include abortion coverage. That leaves pro-life families in Rhode Island, New Jersey, Vermont and Hawaii to face situations similar to that of the Bracys.

The Bracys, who are Catholic, see themselves as an example of Americans who feel deceived by Obama, who back in 2009 promised: “[U]nder our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions.”

Barth Bracy works as executive director of Rhode Island Right to Life, a 45-minute commute from the family’s home in Dayville, Conn.

He met his wife Abbie during a 15-year stint in the Philippines as a missionary. Today he serves as a deacon at the family’s local church.

“God is the center of our individual and family lives,” Bracy told The Daily Signal in an earlier interview regarding the family’s pro-life views and opposition to the abortion surcharge.

To truly protect individuals and families, Heritage’s Torre said, Congress should repeal Obamacare and move forward with “real health care reform.” She said:
Americans deserve a health care system that increases access, decreases costs and allows individuals and families to choose health care without subsidizing life-ending procedures.To address remaining issues of transparency in Obamacare’s 2015 open enrollment period, which began Nov. 15, the Family Research Council teamed up with the Charlotte Lozier Institute to make information about abortion coverage clearly available in this state-by-state map.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Pro-Life News, Nov. 24, 2014

Abandoned Baby Found Alive in Storm Drain, Survived Five Days After Mother Left Him An abandoned baby has been found alive in Sydney, Australia after his mother left him in a storm drain. Police allege the baby had been in the drain since last Tuesday, after having been born on Monday.
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Obama Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Abortion Activist Meryl Streep President Barack Obama today bestowed presidential medals to a number of recipients, but one of the people given the prestigious honor was pro-abortion actress Meryl Streep. “Meryl is truly one of America’s leading ladies,” Obama said as he placed the medal around Streep’s neck. Read More at LifeNews.com

Clinic Worker Describes Seeing an Abortion “I Saw Perfectly Formed Fingers and Toes” Former clinic worker Zlata blogs about her time in the abortion industry: I remember assisting, once in particular, in the operating room at the clinic where I had been a medical assistant for six years. Read More at LifeNews.com

Man Who Raped 14-Year-Old Girl, Tried to Use Abortion Hide Crime, Gets 60 Years in Prison Last week a Denver judge sentenced Mervin Edy Wolf to sixty years in prison for sexually assaulting a child and recording her abuse over a seven year period. As LifeNews previously reported, Wolf was arrested after the victim came forward and reported the abuse. Read More at LifeNews.com

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Thank you, Knights of Columbus - Blessing a Memorial for the Unborn

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, thanks the Knights of Columbus and blesses a Memorial for the Unborn lost to abortion.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Victory! Judge restores Jesus Prayers to Southern State

Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, PhD, Praying In Jesus Name: "A federal district court lifted its order against the prayer policy of Forsyth County, North Carolina, Thursday in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision affirming prayer before public meetings in Town of Greece v. Galloway," reports Charisma News.

"After winning that lawsuit in May, Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Forsyth County, North Carolina, asked the district court to lift its order against the county's prayer policy. The order required the county to censor the way people pray to ensure only generic prayers are offered at public meetings."

"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit upheld the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina's order in Joyner v. Forsyth County in 2011.

"Although the Supreme Court declined to review the case, it upheld a similar policy from the town of Greece, New York, on May 5 and affirmed that Americans are free to pray according to their own beliefs at public meetings. That cleared the way for uncensored prayers to resume in Forsyth County."

PRAISE GOD!  The 4th Circuit was the other bad regional decision that banned the word Jesus as illegal speech, specifically in Fosyth County.  Now our victory at the Supreme Court is trickling down to all 50 states, restoring freedom to pray "in Jesus' name" in public, after 8 years of battle by our ministry.  But we're not done...

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Pro-Life News , Nov 21, 2014

Thousands of Pro-Lifers Support Duggar Family, Tell TLC to Keep “19 Kids and Counting” In the wake of a petition demanding that the cable television channel TLC cancel “19 Kids and Counting” because of the Duggar Family’s pro-life and Christian views, thousands of pro-life people have signed a counter petition supporting them. Read More at LifeNews.com

Planned Parenthood Letter: Abortion Won’t Threaten Your Relationship With God The Planned Parenthood abortion business has frequently employed a clergy council to attempt to justify abortion to Christians and the religious community. In June, LifeNews exposed how the abortion giant issued a pastoral letter claiming the Bible justifies abortions. Read More at LifeNews.com

Activist: Abortion is Okay Because Some Women Just Don’t Want to Be Pregnant In October 2013, Jessica Valenti, a pro-abortion writer for The Guardian, opened up about her own abortion experience. Without mentioning the word “abortion” once, Valenti shares how ending the life of her unborn child was incredibly difficult because she always wanted a sibling for her daughter, Layla. Read More at LifeNews.com

After Hobby Lobby Ruling, Obama Admin Still Forcing Religious Employers to Obey HHS Mandate The Supreme Court may have sided with Hobby Lobby in its case against the Obama administration over the pro-abortion HHS mandate, but one leading pro-life group says the Obama administration’s religious discrimination continues. Read More at LifeNews.com

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Court Won’t Protect Will of South Carolina Voters

by Kim Trobee, CitizenLink: By refusing to step in, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriage licenses to be issued in South Carolina. That’s despite overwhelming support for the state constitutional amendment that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson released a statement after the high court’s announcement on Thursday.

“Despite today’s refusal to grant our motion,” he wrote, “the U.S. Supreme Court has not yet resolved conflicting rulings by federal appeals courts on the issue of same sex marriage. When the U.S. Supreme Court decides to consider the case, our office will be supporting the position of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which is more consistent with South Carolina State law, which upholds the unique status of traditional marriage.”

Oran Smith with Palmetto Family Council, one of CitizenLink’s 38 associated family policy councils, called it “bad for our democracy.”

“Once again, we have law created by activist judges, and I just don’t think that’s what our Founding Fathers intended,” he said. “I don’t think that they would ever have thought that marriage and domestic relations were a matter for the federal government. South Carolina has a long history of being a fighter for the states and for federalism. It’s very disappointing and, I think, very short-sighted on the part of the judiciary.”

U.S. Judge Richard Gergel ruled that certain issues go beyond voting by the legislature and the people.

“Of course, he was referring to our Bill of Rights,” Smith said, “rights that are annunciated there in the first 10 amendments to our Constitution. He tried to shoehorn in same-sex marriage to a level of the Bill of Rights. That’s not good law, and it’s certainly not good government.”

It’s only a matter of time before the Supreme Court takes up the issue. Smith said they could have avoided confusion by being clearer in their recent ruling.

“The Windsor decision last summer was a real travesty,” he said, “not just because it was in the direction of same-sex marriage, but it sent such conflicting messages. In one place it said marriage was a matter for the states, but in another place it seemed to indicate that marriage was a civil right. It seems that the judiciary are putting their finger to the wind to decide what to do, and that’s dangerous for judges, because, they’re not elected.”

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Abortion in Obamacare Website Now Active: Don't Buy Abortion Insurance

Chuck Donovan, President, Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI): CLI promised you we would share more information on our new resource website, so that you can check whether a health insurance plan offered under Obamacare covers elective abortion. Good news – the site JUST went live.

Check out ObamacareAbortion.com to see what our team of researchers at Charlotte Lozier Institute and Family Research Council has discovered about health plans in your state marketplace.

Remember – the Obama administration and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have failed to provide you with transparency when it comes to abortion funding in Obamacare. In order to unearth this abortion coverage information, we had to search high and low, contacting insurance companies and state exchanges by phone, e-mail, and live chat. We expect more challenges, but the pursuit of truth is worth it.

YOU can help too. Aside from our research, you can contact us through ObamacareAbortion.com if you have access to plan documents in your state that may not be publicly available. Unlike Jonathan Gruber, a key mind behind Obamacare, CLI considers you anything but “stupid.”

Our team won’t sit by while the government persists in covering up this ugly reality of abortion funding in Obamacare, and I know you won’t either. You’ve heard the saying: “Knowledge is power.” Please share this information with your family and friends who are likewise concerned to stay away from abortion plans.

With persistence, we can ensure that elective abortion coverage is ultimately removed altogether from health insurance plans in Obamacare.

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Archbishop Fisher tells Pro-Lifers, "...you're winning. You, one person, and God is a majority."

Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life spoke earlier this year with the newly appointed Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher who encourage Christains in their work and support of the Pro-Life message.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pro-Life News, Nov. 20, 2014

Abortion Activist Terrance Bean Arrested for Allegedly Raping 15-Year-Old Boy A nationally-known pro-abortion activist has been arrested on charges of raping a 15-year-old boy. Terrance Patrick Bean is the founder of Human Rights Campaign, a group that pushes other political issues but also takes a steadfastly pro-abortion position. Read More at LifeNews.com

Graphic “Bro-Choice” Video Promotes Forcing Women to Have Abortions Another video on YouTube promotes the Bro-choice mentality that if a woman is pregnant she should be forced to have an abortion. Brochoicers are pro-choice men who favor abortion! The video highlights Andre’s Mobile Abortion Clinic which will was started after Andre’s girlfriend became pregnant a number of times. Read More at LifeNews.com

My Birthmother Was a Paranoid Schizophrenic Who Was Raped, Thank God I Wasn’t Aborted Ever think about your roots? As an adoptee, when I hear others talk about their genealogy or family reunions, it can cause mixed emotions. Many who are adopted eagerly desire to connect with their birth families and actively seek them out. In my case, though, my adoption was open. Read More at LifeNews.com

Mom Rejects Abortion After Doctors Said Daughter Five Percent Chance to Survive On September 8, 2013, Graceanne Payne was born at 26 weeks fetal age weighing 1 pound, 12 ounces. But her mother, Melissa Payne, was given the scare of her life when her water broke at 19-weeks. Read More at LifeNews.com

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SIGN THE PETITION! We Support the Duggar Family: Don't Cancel "19 Kids and Counting"

Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com: Liberal activists are at it again with another attempt to pressure TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting,” the successful cable television show featuring the Duggar family and their pro-life values.

The Duggar family’s central theme is their pro-life, Christian values and Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children have been outspoken over the years in defending human life from abortion and promoting abstinence education.

But now, more than 90,000 people have signed an online petition that calls on TLC to cancel its popular “19 Kids and Counting” series claiming the Duggar family engages in fear-mongering. Jim Wissick, of San Jose, California, wrote a letter to TLC, which was posted on the Change.org petition page, that accused the Duggar family of “using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering.”

The petition has almost reached its goal of 100,000. LifeNews needs your help today to counter this petition. Let's support our pro-life friends, the Duggar Family.

ACTION: Sign the Petition to SUPPORT the Duggar Family! Keep 19 Kids and Counting on the air!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pro-Life News, Nov. 19, 2014

Meet Five New Record-Breaking Pro-Life Women Elected to Congress For the first time in U.S. history, there will be 21 pro-life women in Congress. With the 2014 election of Joni Ernst (R-IA) in the Senate and Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Mia Love (R-UT), Barbara Comstock (R-VA), and Mimi Walters (R-CA) in the House, an additional five women will join their 16 colleagues in the hopeful passage of federal pro-life legislation. Read More at Life News

Environmentalist Writer: Women Who Have Babies are “Environmental Villains” If you asked a scientist to create a test-tube liberal, chances are his product couldn’t hold a candle to Maria Luisa Tucker. Tucker, a new mother, is celebrating the arrival of her little bundle of joy by mooning over the “environmental impact of procreation.” Really. Read More at Life News

Brooke Shields Was Almost an Abortion Victim: My Grandfather Paid My Mother to Abort Me I have always been fascinated with the actress, model, spokeswoman, and author Brooke Shields. She has always seemed a compelling mix of wholesomeness and glamour, forthrightness and mystery. Read More at Life News

Abortion “Doctor” Who Left Decapitated Unborn Baby Inside Mother Has License Suspended A Michigan abortion practitioner who botched an abortion on a woman in her second trimester and left her decapitated unborn baby inside her has had his medical license suspended. Robert Alexander’s abortion clinic was shut down in December 2013 by the city of Muskegon, Michigan after unsafe and unsanitary conditions were found. But that wasn’t the only issue. Read More at Life News

If Scientists Find a “Gay Gene” Will “Gay” Unborn Babies be Killed in Abortions? Lately, “pro-choice” has been “evolving” into “pro-abortion”–including support for sex selection abortion. But what if we find there is a gay gene that could identify fetuses who would have a propensity to be homosexual? That may be on the horizon. Read More at Life News

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pro-Life News, Nov. 18, 2014

Planet Fitness Kicks Out Man From Gym Twice for Wearing “Offensive” Pro-Life T-Shirt A pro-life man in Florida says he was kicked out of a Planet Fitness gym not once but twice simply for wearing a pro-life t-shirt. Mike Amoroso says he has a collection of pro-life t-shirts but officials with Planet Fitness told him they were “offensive.” Read More at LifeNews.com

Democrats Unanimously Re-Elect Pro-Abortion Ideologue Nancy Pelosi as House Leader Democrats lost seats in the House of Representatives and lost the Senate to pro-life Republicans in the mid-term Congressional elections earlier this month, but that didn’t stop House Democrats from unanimously re-electing Nancy Pelosi as their leader. Read More at LifeNews.com

Abortion Doctor: “I Wonder How Many Fingers and Toes We’ll Put Down the Disposal Today” For those of us who are active in the pro-life movement, and who know what an unborn baby looks like even at the earliest stages, it is hard to believe that so many people do not know that abortions often leave behind recognizable body parts. People really are uninformed about fetal development, especially in the first trimester. Read More at LifeNews.com

South Korea Pastor’s “Drop Box” Saves Abandoned Babies From Infanticide Lee Jong-rak is a Korean pastor in South Korea. A simple man with a huge purpose, Pastor Lee saw a devastating problem. He thought of a way he could change it, and he became a prophetic voice to his society. His story is a story of faith. Read More at LifeNews.com

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Abortion and Human Trafficking

by Mike Adams, TownHall.com: Author’s note: The following is an actual letter I sent to my pastor. If your church is involved in the fight against human trafficking but silent on the issue of abortion then, please, feel free to plagiarize this letter and send it to your pastor. My sole motivation in republishing this letter is to help those who wish to approach their pastors on this issue but have difficultly framing the issue in a respectful manner.

Mike, it is good news to hear that our church getting involved in the issue of human trafficking, which is evil for one very simple and obvious reason: it justifies treating people as commodities by first denying their humanity. In that sense it is analytically indistinguishable from abortion.

For years, doctors have denied the humanity of the unborn so they can profit from the practice of performing abortions. Many of those who seek abortions on the basis of financial considerations share the same moral culpability. However, some are just scared and alone and honestly believe they cannot afford to have a child. Those are the people our church should be helping. To my knowledge, we are not.

We need to ask ourselves why we are openly boasting of our efforts to end human trafficking while remaining mute on the issue of abortion. Are we attacking human trafficking because we are broadly opposed to those who would deny the humanity of the people they wish to treat as commodities? Or are we only opposed to the evil things that are not happening right here within our own congregation. I’ve never seen a human trafficker at our church. But I’ve seen a Planned Parenthood employee at our church. Is our silence a courtesy to her and to any of her clients who happen to attend our services?

I believe we need to act immediately to remedy the moral inconsistency of attacking the issue of human trafficking while remaining mute on the issue of abortion. We need to open our doors to people who work for Planned Parenthood as well as their clients who seek abortions – even if they do so because they see nothing wrong with abortion, or merely abort for purposes of convenience. But we need not accommodate such people to the point of turning our backs on those who need our help when faced with the prospect of having an abortion against their better judgment – whether due to financial or other forms of pressure.

The time has come for us to start a rescue fund for these women. We need to make funds available to help them avoid the abortion choice – and we need to explain that we are doing so because it is not a morally neutral choice. The church, of all places, cannot remain a zone of moral neutrality when it comes to this issue.

Years ago, when a pastor asked us to help rescue street children in Africa some thought we could not afford to do it. Thankfully, at least according to legend, one of the pastors at our church asked this crucial question before the staff decided to commit financially to helping the pastor with his ministry: Is God really going to punish us for helping to save homeless children?

That question is once again before us: Is God really going to punish us for helping to save the unborn? I do not believe He is. In fact, I believe that He will richly reward us for taking a stand.

I share your vision of growing to be a church of 20,000 people. We will get there if our vision is bold and if we commit to simply doing the next right thing, Getting involved in reducing human trafficking was the right thing to do. Reducing abortion is the next right thing to do.

… To be continued.

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National Students for Life Conference - It's Worth Going!

Melody Durrett, Founder, Students for Life: What’s it like to go to a National Students for Life Conference? Will I really get anything out of it? Maybe you’re asking yourself questions like these as you think about registering for one of SFLA’s National Conferences in January.

Short answer: it’s awesome!

I have been lucky enough to attend two SFLA conferences and both have been major turning points for me in my journey as a pro-life activist – the first for me personally and the second one as a serious catalyst for our Students for Life club members at my college.

Prior to attending my first SFLA conference, I had worked with my friend to start a pro-life club at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon. Things were going well but our club was lacking direction and leaders with adequate leadership skills. I was passionate for Life but I was a little bit secretly ashamed to be known as pro-life, and I was absolutely scared to death to call myself anti-abortion.

At the East Coast National Conference, I attended the student Leadership Summit. One thing I remember clearly was walking away from that with a new-found truth that I was adamantly anti-abortion, and because of the nature of what abortion is, there is no reason to be ashamed of that. I also remember, after hearing so many national leaders speak, feeling an absolutely overwhelming sense of being blessed to be a part of ending abortion-the single greatest human rights issue of my day. I was also incredibly inspired and equipped to walk away from that conference all the way in D.C., go across the nation, back to my home in Oregon and inspire others in my club, where we as a group created huge goals of inspiring our entire campus to be pro-life!

The second time I went to the West Coast National Conference in San Francisco, I was able to go with seven of our club members. This time we heard the president of a pro-life club in New Mexico speak about how the Pregnant on Campus Initiative had transformed the culture on her campus. I was inspired after hearing her speak and after having a discussion with the other club members I learned that they had all felt a similar burden that our campus NEEDED to join the ranks of the Pregnant on Campus Initiative. So we decided to start standing out on campus every week, same day, same time, simply offering resources and reaching out to pregnant women on our campus. One of them, who is in school to become a nurse, is now considering an internship with a medical center that stations themselves across from Planned Parenthoods and offers women real help!

The two SFLA conferences I attended are two of the biggest blessings on my life! It is the most encouraging and awe-inspiring thing to meet hundreds, and stand with even thousands of other students my age who all have the mission of ending abortion and to know that we all face the same hardships on our college campuses.

The SFLA National Conference has become a “must attend” event of the year for our pro-life club!

I hope you can join me at the SFLA National Conference this year!

Simply go to www.SFLALive.org and register today! The conferences sell out fast so be sure to sign up and secure your spot. We can’t wait to see you.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Pro-Life News, Nov. 17, 2014

Abortionist Applies for Medical License, You Won’t Believe What She Left Off Her Application Mandy Gittler has something to hide. On July 20, 2012, she reported to work as usual at a Chicago Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. But what happened next was anything but routine. Read More at LifeNews.com

Pro-Life Group: “We Will Not Obey the Obamacare HHS Mandate, Not Today, Not Ever” Ultrasound has given humanity a window to the womb, which is why pro-life advocates have worked for the passage of legislation that would allow a mother to see her unborn child prior to an abortion. Read More at LifeNews.com

Unborn Baby With Spina Bifida Undergoes Amazing Operation in the Womb to Repair Her Spine When their baby was 20 weeks along, doctors diagnosed Gina Beddoe and Dan Lavis’s unborn baby daughter with spina bifida. Sadly a high percentage of babies diagnosed with the medical condition while in the womb become victims of abortion — but not little Frankie Lavis.

Miracle Baby Survives Abortion, Born After Mother Takes First Part of Abortion Pill A miracle baby has been born in Great Britain after surviving an abortion. This little baby was born a few days ago but months before that his mother went to a Marie Stopes abortion clinic and took the first party of the multi-pill abortion drug.

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Another Botched Abortion at Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Illinois


ProLifeAction : On October 25, 2014, an ambulance arrived at Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Illinois. The Pro-Life Action League obtained the audio of the 911 call through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, revealing that a client of Planned Parenthood was hemorrhaging after her abortion.

The fate of the woman is unknown. Her child is dead.

The Pro-Life Action League has coordinated the pro-life ministry at this Planned Parenthood facility since it opened in 2007.

Special thanks to activist Randy Means for the use of the video he shot of the ambulance!

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Take Action: Obamacare Architect Says its Passage Relied on the ‘Stupidity of the American Voter’

by CitizenLink Team: A key person behind the crafting of the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act says getting it passed relied on a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter.”

MIT Economist Jonathan Gruber made the comments during a 2013 panel discussion at the University of Pennsylvania. A video of his remarks just now has been gaining national attention.

In his Stoplight video commentary, Stuart Shepard adds context to what Gruber said.
We’re asking “smart Americans” like you to send a message to your U.S. representative and senators. Let them know what you think about the deceptive way the “Affordable Care Act” was passed. And ask them to repeal the law.

You can quickly and easily send a message to your U.S. representative and senators through our Action Center. We wrote a few paragraphs that you can send, or you’re free to write your own thoughts.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Pro-Life News, Nov. 14, 2014

Babysitter Rapes and Impregnates 12-Year-Old, Raped Her Again the Day She Had an Abortion In September 2012, a babysitter repeatedly raped a 12-year-old girl and then raped her again the same day she aborted their child. The perpetrator, Jason Johnson, was charged with two counts of rape and one of sex with an underage girl by the Kingston Crown Court. Red More at LiveNews.com

Court Says Obama Admin Can Force Pro-Life Group to Obey Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate The pro-life group Priests for Life was one of the earliest organizations to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its HHS mandate. The mandate compels religious groups to pay for birth control drugs and drugs like ella that can cause very early abortions. Red More at LiveNews.com

Time for Congress to Stop Abortions After 5 Months and De-Fund Planned Parenthood These midterm elections, angry voters served the country with a clear message that the extreme liberal policies sweeping through the government must be stopped. The liberals lost big and perhaps even succumbed to their greatest weapon of recent past elections – the so-called “war on women.” Red More at LiveNews.com


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