Voices For Life

Voices for Life is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. We cover issues from conception until natural death, as well as all family life issues.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Topless Feminists Throw Firebombs, Tampons and Feces at a Catholic Church to Protest Abortion

By Micaih Bilger
Life News

Pro-abortion feminists in Argentina staged a violent, topless protest Sunday to demand taxpayer-funded abortions and cultural acceptance of prostitution.

Crux reports protesters vandalized several buildings, including a Catholic cathedral in Argentina during the pro-abortion “Boob Protest.” Local news reports indicate the pro-abortion protesters threw rocks, a Molotov cocktail, bottles, tampons and feces, as well as balloons filled with paint. They also painted walls with messages such as “Death to the pope” and “Lesbianize yourself.”

The South American country protects unborn babies’ right to life in most cases. However, abortion activists met with legislators in September to push a new bill to legalize abortion on demand, Telesur TV reports.

On Sunday, women in the crowd demanded legal and taxpayer-funded abortions in Argentina. They could be heard chanting “To the Catholic, apostolic, Roman Church, that wants to place itself in our bed, we say that we want to be whores, transvestites and lesbians. Legal abortion in any place,” and “If the pope was a woman, abortion would be law,” according to the report.

Here’s more from Crux:

An estimated 40,000 women participated in a rally that closed Argentina’s 32nd “National Encounter of Women,” which this year took place in the northern city of Resistencia.
To try to avoid the usual annual attacks on cathedrals in the cities where these encounters take place, organizers made sure the building wasn’t included on their route. However, some 5,000 of the protesters broke ranks and went after the cathedral anyway.

Argentina has seen these types of crude and violent protests before.

Earlier this year, a group of abortion activists staged a gross and disgusting publicity stunt on International Women’s Day in Tucuman. They dressed up a woman to look like the Virgin Mary and then “killed” a model of an unborn baby Jesus in a mock abortion in front of a Catholic church.

Car Trunk Abortionist Pleads No Contest To Three Felonies

By Michigan Right to Life
National Right to Life

Yesterday long-time Michigan abortionist Michael Roth pleaded no contest to three felonies in Macomb County Circuit Court. The convictions stem from his suspected practice of illegal at-home abortions.
“These convictions should spell the end of his medical license,” Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said.
 “Unfortunately felonies haven’t always stopped abortionists from working in Michigan in the past.”
Roth’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for December 7. Roth is still facing other criminal charges including identity theft and possession with intent to deliver the schedule 2 narcotic Fentanyl.

In September 2015 Roth was involved in an accident in West Bloomfield, Mich., when his car struck a 31-year-old man with special needs. Police found medical equipment, controlled substances, and tissue from aborted babies in the trunk of his car. Police found additional evidence during a later search of his home.
“Roth is the face of abortion in America,” Listing said. “He is just one of many examples of felons, crooks and quacks who continue to work in the abortion industry today.”
Roth stole drugs and equipment from his former employer Angel Ojeda, an abortionist who runs the Eastland Women’s Center in Eastpointe, Michigan. Given Roth’s previous history of performing abortions in women’s homes in 1998 and 1999, it is reasonable to believe he was committing illegal at-home abortions.

The Michigan Board of Medicine suspended Roth’s license on September 13 for a year and fined him $25,000 for unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Right to Life of Michigan released a report in 2012, Abortion Abuses and State Regulatory Agency Failure, including several of Roth’s violations. In addition to his at-home abortions, Roth was disciplined in 2002 for drug-related violations, including prescribing drugs without a license. He was disciplined in 2004 for violating patient consent laws and was accused of falsifying medical records by a former employee and performing illegal late-term abortions.

Homeless Mom Gives Birth to Triplets After Refusing Abortion

By Nancy Flanders
Life News

When she first learned she was pregnant, Janey was at a loss for what to do. Homeless and sleeping on someone else’s couch with her 4-year-old daughter, having another child seemed to be not only an inconvenience, but a near impossibility.

Little did she know things were about to get even more complicated—and far more beautiful.

After a quick internet search, Janey found Pregnancy Resource Center of Rolla, Missouri. During her first appointment, she confirmed her pregnancy and had a long coaching session, discussing in detail the three options before her. She agreed to come back for another session and set an appointment for an ultrasound.
“The most empowering thing that we can do for women in this situation is our options coaching because coaching is really different from counseling,” explained Jane Dalton, the center’s client services director and program director for St. Raymond’s Society, a transitional home for women facing unexpected pregnancies.
“With options coaching, you’re talking to her about her options. It’s all about her and it’s all focused on her because, let’s face it, she’s the one who is in the situation. I’ve never coached someone who truly wanted to abort her baby. They just want out of the situation they are in. They don’t know how to get out of it except for abortion and it seems like it’s going to be quick and easy for them.”
Janey wanted to choose life for her baby, but before she could return to the center for her ultrasound appointment, she ended up in the emergency room with what appeared to be a dangerous complication to her pregnancy.

That’s where Janey learned via ultrasound she was pregnant with not one, but three babies.

“The ultrasound technician and nurse confirmed that there were three babies and they were extremely excited to see triplets, but I couldn’t stop crying at all,” Janey said. “The doctors tried to talk to me about it, but all I could think about was how my life was going downhill quickly.”

Dalton immediately offered Janey housing through St. Raymond’s Society, where she could also focus on planning for her and her children’s future.

“This is one of those really, really critical cases,” Dalton said. “It’s difficult for any woman at all to talk about having triplets. You kind of gasp. So that was definitely the situation with her. And it was the situation here at the center when she came in and we found out that it was not just a single baby but it was going to be triplets, and she was homeless and she was afraid. She just felt like she was against the wall.”

The triplets were born by C-section on June 30, 2017, at just 28 weeks gestation. Identical twin girls Taytum Raye and Arabella Skye each weighed two pounds, three ounces, and their brother, Xander Blayne, weighed two pounds, eight ounces.

The transitional home was ready with three cribs for the new family members, a toddler bed for big sister, and a bed for Mom.
“We have volunteers lined up to come in and help Janey through this difficult time,” Joe Dalton, the center’s executive director, said. “Her daughter is now 5 and has started kindergarten. We have volunteers that come in to help hold babies, rock babies, change diapers—whatever help is needed.”
While Janey transitions into life as a mother of four, the triplets’ father, Dustin, has also stepped up to play a key role in his family’s life. He was present at the babies’ birth and is looking to the Daltons and others for help with parenting skills as he embraces fatherhood.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania Fails Inspection After Inspection

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director
Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

“Care. No matter what.”

That is a favorite slogan of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion operation, which performs more than 320,000 abortions a year.

But records from the Pennsylvania Department of Health show that the abortion giant has failed inspection after inspection since the beginning of the year.

A March inspection of a Planned Parenthood in Harrisburg showed that the abortion center failed to maintain a sanitary environment.

An April inspection of a Planned Parenthood in Warminster revealed that the abortion operation failed to ensure that emergency equipment was available in case a patient had to be resuscitated. A follow-up inspection in August showed that staff failed to inform the state of a serious incident in which a patient’s uterus was perforated. The patient was not transported to a hospital, but did later end up in an emergency room hemorrhaging.

An August inspection at a Planned Parenthood in Allentown revealed the facility failed to administer Immune Globulin to an Rh-negative patient. Rh-negative is a type of blood group that does not contain the Rh antigen in red blood cells. Staff also failed to remove expired medications from an emergency kit.

The Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania failed inspection in August, when it was cited for building violations which could have threatened the safety of patients. Meanwhile, the Planned Parenthood on Locust Street in Philadelphia also failed a building inspection in August, due, in part, to obstruction in the stairways.

These multiple violations at various Planned Parenthood facilities in Pennsylvania show that the abortion giant does not have an unblemished safety record. Rather, numerous health and safety violations could potentially jeopardize the well-being of patients.

These safety failures provide yet more evidence why Planned Parenthood should not be receiving our hard-earned taxpayer dollars. It would be far better to redirect those funds to federally qualified health centers which provide comprehensive care to women, including Mammograms–something that no Planned Parenthood in the country provides.

The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, Inc., is committed to promoting the dignity and value of human life from conception to natural death and to restoring legal protection for preborn children. Through legislation, political action, education and other legal means, we proclaim the truth about abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia.  For more information or to find out how you can become involved, please use this link.  

California Gov Jerry Brown Vetoes Bill to Force Christian Schools to Hire Abortion Activists

By Micaiah Bilger
Life News

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Sunday that could have forced churches, Christian schools and pro-life organizations to employ abortion supporters.

California Assembly Bill 569 would have prohibited employers from requiring their employees to follow a moral code of conduct, such as no sex outside of marriage and no abortions. It also would have prohibited employers from disciplining or firing employees for actions that violate the mission or beliefs of the group.

The bill did not provide any exceptions for employers, meaning pro-life organizations, churches, religious schools and faith-based groups could have been forced to keep on employees whose actions are contrary to their faith or mission.

Brown vetoed the legislation Sunday, despite being an abortion supporter. He said the concerns addressed by the bill already are covered under current law, The Sacramento Bee reports.

Pro-life and religious groups, including the California Catholic Conference and the California Family Council, strongly opposed the measure, saying it would violate their First Amendment rights.
“An organization specifically chartered to support or oppose a specific set of beliefs or actions cannot fulfill its mission without requiring adherence to a code of conduct,” said Jonathan Keller, president of the conservative California Family Council, earlier this year.
Sandra Palacios of the California Catholic Conference, previously criticized the bill as a violation of religious freedom.
“The bill would specifically deny religious employers our 1st Amendment protections to infuse our codes of conduct with the tenets of our faith,” she said, the LA Times reports.
The bill had the support of the radical pro-abortion group NARAL, which attacks the work of pregnancy resource centers and supports abortion on demand up to birth. It claimed the legislation was needed because of women like Teri James, an employee of the San Diego Christian College who allegedly was fired in 2012 because she became pregnant out of wedlock.

Newborn Baby Girl Found Being Eaten by Ants After Her Parents Dumped Her Because She Wasn’t a Boy

By Micaiah Bilger
Life News

A newborn who was found alone and covered with ants Saturday in central India allegedly was abandoned because she is a girl.

According to police in Bhopal, India, someone found the infant after they heard her cries from inside a trash container, the Daily Mail reports.

A local businessperson Dheeraj Rathore told police: 
“I was passing by the bin when I heard the cries of a baby. I was shocked to see an infant’s head sticking out of a red polybag in a garbage vat among the bushes. Ants were all over her head and body.”
Rathore and several others nearby helped clean off the baby girl as they waited for police to arrive, according to the report.

Police said the baby girl was severely underweight, weighing 3.5 pounds, and remains in critical condition at a local hospital. According to police, she also had bruises on her body that could be signs of physical abuse.

Authorities said they are looking for the parents.

In the past few years, other reports of girls being buried alive by their families also have surfaced in India. In 2012, the BBC reported the father and uncle of a newborn girl were arrested after they allegedly tried to bury the girl alive in Pilkhua, India. In that case, a graveyard caretaker rescued the girl.

Last year, LifeNews reported about another gruesome case where an Indian woman’s in-laws allegedly poured gas on her and tried to set her on fire because they believed she was pregnant with a girl.

Experts estimate millions of girls are missing in India due to sex-selection abortions and infanticide. Culturally, girls often are viewed as financial burdens because of dowries and other practices.

When Everything Was Falling Apart, My Toddler Saved My Life and the Life of My Preborn Child

By Felecia Langdon
Live Action News

The same week my husband Dave and I split up was the week I found out I was pregnant. Everything was falling apart around me. What I had thought was a lifetime commitment now felt like it had been nothing but a waste of my time. I knew the “easy” way out of my mess was to have an abortion, but I couldn’t bear to take my feelings of desperation, anxiety, and uncertainty out on an innocent child. That baby was as much mine as he was Dave’s, and needed me the same as our two-year-old little girl… the only difference being location.

It was a little over a month after leaving my children’s father, and I was living with my mom. On this warm day in May, I sat on the couch as my toddler was happily playing with her toys, and a wave of emotions overwhelmingly engulfed me, though this day was going no better or worse than the day before. I was amazed at my daughter, and how resilient she was during this huge change in our lives, and I will never forget just how resilient she really was that day.

Even though my daughter played like nothing was happening, it still felt like a tornado had ripped through our lives. Maybe it was because of the overwhelming irony of the sun pouring in through the windows, screaming at the hopelessness inside of me, but everything around me seemed to be a trigger. The life that we knew had been abruptly uprooted, and the constant reminders that it would never be the same — including my growing belly — finally demanded to not be ignored any longer.

I slumped to the floor next to the corner cupboard of my mom’s kitchen. Tears started streaming down my face, my body was shaking like a leaf, and loud, bitter sobs escaped from my mouth. The thoughts that flowed through my head still shock me to this day.

As my body shook, all I could think was, “This is it. I can’t take this anymore. Maybe my daughter will be better off without me. Without all of my failures. Or maybe, at least, God can take this baby from my belly… please, God? Please take this baby from me!”
Those thoughts had never entered my mind before. Being a Christian with strong convictions towards life, neither abortion nor suicide was ever an option for me. And yet, due to the fact I could never end my preborn baby’s life, I prayed that God would do it. I am not proud of these thoughts, but on that day in May, these things seemed like solutions.
My daughter heard my cries and waddled into the kitchen. I looked up and saw her innocent little face coming toward me, her chubby little arms and feet, her chubby little cheeks; all of her.
As I watched her through glassy eyes, her face turned from a smile to a frown. She finally made it over to me and knelt down. Her little hand touched mine so sincerely that it gave life to my weary heart. She asked me in her small voice, “Whas wong, momma?”

Voices for Life is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. 

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If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available.  Call Project Rachel's national toll-free number 888-456-HOPE (4673) or visit hopeafterabortion.org.  

Monday, October 16, 2017

Protesters Against 'Black Genocide' of Abortion Win Case

Two black leaders who were prevented from demonstrating outside the Smithsonian African-American history museum against a decades-long “genocide” carried out against black children through abortion resolved a free-speech case against the federal government in their favor.


Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr., pastor of a black church in the Newark, New Jersey, area, and Jacqueline Hawkins, director minority outreach for the non-profit Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, filed suit after an official with the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., and
uniformed police officers from the Office of Protection Services told them they could not stand outside the museum with their sign.

The protest in February was part of a project by the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, or CBR, that uses photo-mural exhibits and literature to “demonstrate the devastation of abortion’s consequences on the African American community.”

The parties filed a settlement Aug. 30 in which the federal government formally acknowledged “that the public sidewalks forming the perimeter of the National Museum of African American History and Culture are available for First Amendment activity.” The government also agreed to pay attorney’s fees to the nonprofit American Freedom Law Center, which represented the protesters.

The purpose of this web site is to expose the disproportionate amount of Black babies destroyed by the abortion industry. For every two African American women that get pregnant one will choose to abort. A Black baby is 5 times more likely to be killed in the womb than a White Baby. For more information, please use this link.

Jeanne Mancini: Young People Know Abortion Hurts Women, Takes Life of Baby, and Damages Our Culture

By John Hayward
Breitbart News

March for Life President Jeanne Mancini talked about gains made by the pro-life movement, and the work that still needs to be done, on Friday’s Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow.
“In a lot of ways, the pro-life movement is winning,” Mancini said. “There are lots of markers that are showing this: the number of abortions are actually down, the rate of women getting abortions are down. Perhaps more importantly, abortion clinics are down, pregnancy care centers are up.”
“We’re going to talk a little bit about how we change hearts and minds, how we work towards the time when abortion is unthinkable, and how the March for Life has been helpful in that over the years. We’re actually heading into our 45th March for Life this year,” she noted.

Marlow found the “happy warriors” of the March for Life to be an inspiring counter to our increasingly cynical political culture.
“I think it’s really the product of abortion. More than ever, young people see through bunk,” Mancini reflected. “They are aware that abortion hurts women, that it obviously takes the life of a baby, and that it’s a product that has really done so much damage to our culture. They see that.”
“I agree, there’s something that’s so attractive about the young people at the March for Life,” she told Marlow. “We’re not the only ones that think that. There was a wonderful story a few years ago, the head of NARAL—pro-choice America, really the architects of legal abortion in America—came out around lunchtime the day of the March for Life and saw all of the young, enthusiastic, positive, happy marchers. She decided to resign, thinking that they needed to do a better job marketing to young people. So they have now a new, younger head.”

They really need to change the product. It’s not their marketing that’s got a problem. It’s the product that they’re trying to sell,” she said.

School Allows Abortion Biz to Implant Norplant Contraceptives in Teen Girls Without Their Parents Knowing

By Micaiah Bilger
Life News

A Kenyan community is furious after Marie Stopes abortion business workers allegedly implanted long-lasting contraceptive devices into school girls without their parents’ knowledge or consent.

Nairobi News Nation reports abortion activists with Marie Stopes International visited the Archbishop Boniface Lele Secondary School Mang’elu in Kitui, Kenya on Wednesday, supposedly to give a presentation to school girls about health awareness.

But, unbeknownst to parents or school administrators, the abortion business also allegedly gave long-lasting birth control to dozens of teenage students. A spokeswoman for Marie Stopes refused to discuss the claims.

According to the report, about a dozen girls between ages 14 and 17 received Norplant, a rod inserted under the skin that releases hormones to prevent pregnancy. The birth control device is supposed to last up to five years.
“We are shocked that this was allowed to happen,” said Munanie Muusya, whose daughter received a Norplant. “What those people did will encourage our girls to carelessly engage in unprotected sex and that they can easily contract sexually transmitted diseases.”
Many are calling for a thorough investigation of the pro-abortion group and the school, including Sen. Enoch Wambua who represents the area.
“Exposing children to contraceptive treatment of whatever nature without the consent of their parents is unacceptable,” Wambua said.
Kenyan Catholic leaders also said they are investigating the Catholic-sponsored school.
“The Catholic strong stand against contraceptives is widely known,” Kitui Catholic Diocese Secretary for Education Father Julius Muthamba told the news outlet. “It’s sad that this happened inside a school that we sponsor, but more fundamentally the negative effect in spoiling the girls’ morally.”
School principal Andrew Kwale also was not aware of the group’s full goals until afterward. He said Marie Stopes leaders told him that they would talk to the girls about “health awareness” and that the county director of education had approved their program.
“They came with community health workers known to us and we trusted them, but we are all trying to establish what happened during the meeting,” Kwale said.
He said some of the girls were left alone with the abortion activists after the presentation, but he thought it was just for counseling.

Life News continues