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Friday, July 1, 2016

UN Honors Planned Parenthood Abortion Activist with Population Award





By Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)


NEW YORK, July 1 (C-Fam) The United Nations awarded longtime Planned Parenthood executive Carmen Barroso for her work promoting “sexual and reproductive health and rights” at a ceremony at UN headquarters last week. 

The iconic abortion advocate dedicated the award to doctors and health providers who perform illegal abortions and explained how the motivation for her life’s work was personal. Dancing to a Brazilian tune as she received the UN Population Award, Barroso called these doctors “unsung heroes.” 

The head of the UN Population Fund Babtunde Osotimehin praised Barroso for 40 years of advocacy for “sexual and reproductive health and rights, including the right of adolescents to comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services.”

David Daleiden: Planned Parenthood Sold Baby Body Parts Before the Baby Was Even Aborted

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By Micaiah Bilger
Life News


Piles upon piles of documents have been coming out of a Congressional investigation of the abortion industry and its trafficking of aborted babies’ body parts.  As journalists and pro-lifer sift through the evidence released by the Congressional Select Panel on Infant Lives, they are uncovering more shocking details about how callously the abortion industry treats human life.

David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, which exposed Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies’ body parts in a series of undercover videos, pointed to evidence this week that some abortion clinics made plans to sell the aborted babies’ parts while the babies were still alive.

In an article for The Hill, Daleiden explained how the relationship worked between StemExpress, a tissue procurement company, and Planned Parenthood facilities in California.

He said evidence uncovered by the Congressional panel indicates that the abortion giant did make money from aborted babies’ body parts. Despite Planned Parenthood’s claims that the money it received was merely for reimbursement costs, Daleiden said StemExpress worked it out so that Planned Parenthood did not have any costs.

He wrote:  Inside the clinics, StemExpress technicians did all of the work, from start to finish, of harvesting tiny body parts from abortions, including “consenting” pregnant women to “donate” their “fetal tissue.” Planned Parenthood provided StemExpress with access to patients’ private medical charts in order to identify patients whose pregnancies could fulfill StemExpress’ body parts orders. 


The panel concludes: “Each time that an abortion clinic employee shared a medical chart with a StemExpress employee, both violated the HIPAA privacy rule.” After successfully targeting and enrolling the patient using her confidential HIPAA information, StemExpress paid Planned Parenthood $55 per fetal body part “determined in the clinic to be usable” after the abortion.

One shocking series of emails obtained by the Select Panel shows StemExpress selling aborted babies’ skulls and limbs as the abortion is taking place. In January 2015, a customer inquired about aborted baby tissue in an email to the company. A StemExpress employee quickly replied, “There is one case currently in the room, I will let you know how the limbs and calvarium [skull] look to see if you are able to take them in about fifteen minutes.”  

News article continues: lifenews.com

Kermit Gosnell Sues Prosecutor Who Convicted Him, Claiming Defamation

via theaustralian.com.au

By Cassy Fiano
Live Action News

Kermit Gosnell’s name is now forever linked with some of the most despicable murders ever committed in our country’s history. Decades of abuses were covered up. His clinic operated under filthy, disgusting conditions. Women claimed they were forced into abortions. 

Babies were born alive, and then cruelly murdered. Women died. It was horrific by anyone’s standards. And after a trial, he was convicted, and is now serving three life sentences in a Pennsylvania prison. Yet strangely, he is suing the Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, along with the Philadelphia Daily News.

Gosnell is claiming that his rights to due process and a fair trial were hindered by “falsities, slander, libel, and defamation” on the part of Williams, and two Daily News reporters. He filed the lawsuit with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and is representing himself.

Regarding Williams, Gosnell took issue with the repeated use of the words “baby” or “babies” during the trial, saying that it was an attempt to inflame public opinion, and used his pro-life beliefs to to garner public support. 

He wrote, “A woman seeking an abortion is plainly not seeking to give birth.” He also claimed that Williams made false statements about his abortion methodology, misrepresenting it as “delivering a live birth and killing the baby.”

Considering that this is exactly what Gosnell did — deliver live babies and then snipped their necks using scissors — it’s difficult to see how Gosnell could take issue with that representation.

The Life Center To Install Baby Boxes To Make Safe Haven Law Available To Mothers







From the offices of . . .
SHAWN F. SULLIVAN ATTORNEY AT LAW, LTD


(South Bend – June 29, 2016) - Two Indiana non-profit corporations, Safe Haven Baby Boxes, Inc., and The Life Center (a.k.a. TLC), are partnering to lead the charge to save abandoned babies in South Bend and beyond, and they are taking Indiana regulators–sometimes kicking and screaming – along with them. In addition to partnering with Safe Haven Baby Boxes to promote the Safe Haven Law, The Life Center in South Bend, which announced in April that it was conducting due diligence on the placement of a baby box at The Life Center (see  5/10/16 article in LifeSiteNews.com), announced today that The Life Center would be one of several sites for a Safe Haven Baby Box in St. Joseph County notwithstanding the grumblings by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the Department of Child Services (DCS) that the boxes may not be safe. The baby box to be installed at The Life Center is in production and is all but complete. 

Safe Haven Baby Boxes were founded by Monica Kelsey who was abandoned when she was an infant. She, and The Life Center, have learned from crisis pregnancy mothers that anonymity is what the mother needs to provide a safe method of abandonment. Mrs. Kelsey’s Safe Haven Baby Boxes allow a mother to place her infant in a baby box located at a church, charity, or emergency service provider. The boxes are equipped with a heating and cooling feature and are equipped with ADT trips so emergency service providers are notified instantaneously that an infant has been placed in the box, and, once retrieived, the child is placed with DCS. “With baby boxes,” states Mrs. Kelsey, “no mother ever has to abandon her child again, and so we hope to proliferate Indiana as well as the rest of the country with them.” “The need for these boxes is compelling, says Mrs. Kelsey. “The hotline for Safe Haven Baby Boxes has handled 700 calls in the past 10 months, the fruit of which is over 100 referrals to crisis pregnancy centers, four adoption referrals and a four women were assisted in surrendering their newborns under the Safe Haven Law. 

But all is not so simple in Indiana when it comes to the welfare of women and children. The ISDH and the DCS refuse to endorse the Safe Haven Baby Boxes, and it is unclear how they will respond to the announcement of the third baby box being installed. Nonetheless, Mrs. Kelsey and The Life Center are undeterred because The Life Center is such an obvious location for a baby box. According to attorney Shawn Sullivan, “the baby box is one more tool to equip the TLC Advocates in assisting mothers in distress.” The Life Center describes itself as the “emergency room for crisis pregnancies” with ministries providing financial, legal, and medical assistance, a domestic violence shelter, and an adoption agency. The Life Center is also located next to the Women’s Pavilion abortion clinic, which is temporarily closed, but, according to The Life Center, the abortionist still comes in and distressed women still drive by the back of the cul-de-sac where The Life Center and the abortion clinic are located. 

Neither attorney Sullivan nor Mrs. Kelsey were impressed with the ISDH’s and DCS’s veiled threats implying they could prosecute women for abandonment if they utilize the baby boxes. “Not only is the thereat of prosecution a reckless overstep by these agencies, but even if DCS or ISDH had the mandate to make such pronouncements, such a pronouncement would be legally deficient and completely out-of-touch with the crisis pregnancy arena. It wasn’t far from The Life Center where a despairing Purvi Patel abandoned her child in a dumpster. That well known case demonstrates the disastrous outcomes for the child and the mother alike. An available baby box in that situation would have been a win-win. To instead have ISDH and DCS resorting to intimidation to deter solutions from those with first-hand experience with the issue – those working in the streets with the crisis pregnancy mothers – is and unfortunate development. Here is a chance for Indiana to improve it’s reputation for helping mothers and children, and right now Indiana is failing again.” 

To off-set the threats of ISDH and DCS – what Monica Kelsey refers to as “bullying mothers” – Safe Haven Baby Box formed a defense fund to fight-for any mother who utilizes the baby boxes. “Our attorneys have looked this over a number of times since ISDH came in December [2015] with its decision not to endorse the baby boxes,” stated Kelsey, and the attorneys have found that the baby boxes are an extension of the parent leaving their child with an emergency service provider. By leaving the child in a baby box, the call instantaneously goes out to emergency service providers so the parent is handing the child off to emergency providers while retaining their anonymity.” Attorney Sullivan added: “The intent 2 of every parent who places an infant in a baby box is to avail his-or herself of the Safe Haven Law and anonymously place the infant with emergency service responders. Because the parent’s intent, and because every baby box is linked to emergency service providers, leaving an infant in a baby box satisfies Indiana Code 31-34-2.5-1(c) that protects a “person who in good faith voluntarily leaves a child with an emergency medical services provider.” In sum, no parent utilizing a Safe Haven Baby Box has the mens rea to be culpable for any criminal act.” 

The situation with ISDH and DCS is especially ironic to attorney Sullivan given The Life Center’s previous confrontations with ISDH on issues of women and children’s health. According to Sullivan, ISDH, refused to process over 40 complaints regarding the Women’s Pavilion conducting abortions without providing mothers with informed consent. Sullivan represented the TLC Advocates who offered assistance and protection to mothers being forced to have abortions, only to find that the abortions had already occurred. Under Indiana law, an abortionist must wait 18 hours after the initial consultation with a pregnant mother before performing the abortion so the pregnant mother can consider her choices. According to Sullivan, mothers were victimized by being denied theirinformed consent. “It is a matter of public record, and the basis for the Women’s Pavilion’s temporary revocation of its clinic license, that the abortionist at the Women’s Pavilion admitted that he was performing abortions without adherence to informed consent laws, particularly the 18 hour time period. The ISDH found 10 out of 10 violations when reviewing the abortionist’s files, and a violation of the informed consent law is a criminal violation. Sullivan is disturbed by this irony – that “on one hand the ISDH is wading in unknown legal territory and threatening mothers with criminal prosecution for utilizing baby boxes, while on the other hand the ISDH refused to process complaints where there were blatant violations of the informed consent laws and mothers were victimized as a result.” 

Mrs. Kelsey, when asked whether or not she would continue to work with state regulators on the issue, she stated that “Safe Haven Baby Boxes has to move forward and save lives. Desperate mothers need our help and there are people on the ground that want to help them. We don’t have time to pontificate any longer with regulators. We are hopeful, however, that the legislature will clear the path of any encumbering regulators so that baby boxes can expand throughout Indiana and beyond.” When asked whether she would improve the baby boxes to appease the regulators, said she would definitely consider any reasonable improvements but that “as of right now, no improvements have been suggested. And let’s face it, whether or not they are perfect, they beat the alternative hands down.” South Benders would likely agree given the recent Purvi Patel case.

If you'd like to make a donation to help Monica and her Safe Haven Baby Boxes, please click on the image below.

                           
 




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Thursday, June 30, 2016

NJ Senate and Assembly Vote to Send Your Hard Earned tax Dollars to Planned Parenthood!





Marie Tasy, Executive Director
New Jersey Right to Life


On June 27, both the Senate and Assembly voted in favor of A3492/S2277 and A1963/S1017 to use your hard earned tax dollars to fund Planned Parenthood.

Click here to see how your State Senator and two Assembly members voted, then please take the action listed below:

Action Needed:
1. If your legislators voted in favor of these bills,call them to express your outrage and tell them you expect them to vote No on any attempt to override a veto. Don't forget to thank your legislators if they voted No on these bills. If possible, please post messages on your legislators' social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
2. Please call and email Governor Christie at 609-292-6000 and thank him for vetoing these bills in the past and urge him to do so again.

You can send a prewritten email message to the Governor from this link on the Legislation page of our website HERE  It’s the third item on the page. Thank you.


Background of legislation:

On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016, NJ Assembly Dems continually tried to censor the truth about Planned Parenthood. This occurred when I attempted to testify before the Assembly budget committee to tell them why Planned Parenthood should not be funded by taxpayers. I was repeatedly and rudely shouted at and gaveled down by the Chair, Asm. Gary Schaer, and only given about 1 minute and a half to provide remarks while PP officials were allowed to provide testimony uninterrupted and were even praised and thanked by the Chair. Our comments did not make it into the News coverage even though our written remarks were provided to the press.
          


PA Action Alert! Get Senate Action on Dismemberment Abortion Ban‏



From Ted Meehan
Pro-Life Union of Delaware County


Our legislature has passed our state budget, and will soon adjourn for the summer. But they have not voted on H.B. 1948 - the Dismemberment Ban passed by the House.

The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is Senator Stewart Greenleaf. The bill is in his committee awaiting a vote. There is a strong majority of his committee waiting to move this bill - and a strong majority of the full senate ready to pass the bill. Please ask him to move this bill - today! 

 SPREAD THE WORD!  


Please call and email Senator Greenleaf at:

Harrisburg Office
Senate Box 203012 
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3012
(717) 787-6599
800-848-5013
(717) 783-7328 Fax
TTY: 800-364-1581



District Office
711 North York Road
Suite 1
Willow Grove, PA 19090
(215) 657-7700
800-924-3300
(215) 657-1885



Nun Dies Smiling: Sister Cecilia Maria Photos & Facts About Her

... Despite a Devastating Cancer, Go Viral. Here’s Why | LifeNews.com




By Budhaditya Bhattacharjee
Morning News USA


Pictures of a nun have gone viral. In the photos, the young Argentinian nun, Sister Cecilia Maria, stayed calm while she was fighting a battle with cancer.

After the photo was posted online, it looked like a volcano erupted on social media. The viral photos were shared by thousands, and heartfelt prayers were made for her.

According to Catholic News Agency, Sister Maria lived in Saints Teresa and Joseph Monastery in Santa Fe, Argentina. She committed to prayer and lived the contemplative life. On June 22, Sister Maria passed away at the age of 43.

She graduated as a nurse at the age of 26. Sister Cecilia Maria made her initial vows as a discalced Carmelite.



It was in 2003 when the young nun made her final profession. She was diagnosed with cancer of the tongue and the disease metastasized into her lungs six months earlier.

While in the photo, she did not show any trace of suffering, her smile inspired several netizens. Many people acted as witnesses to her struggles.

The news of her disintegrating health and “her reflections” was shared instantly through social media and WhatsApp, said Manila Bulletin. The publication also noted that Pope Francis was also following her situation.

“And Sister Cecilia Maria, a discalced Carmelite, knew about everyone’s prayer,” reported Aleteia.


She wrote her last wish on a piece of paper. There she said that she was thinking about how she would like her funeral to be.

“First, some intense prayer and then a great celebration for everyone. Don’t forget to pray but don’t forget to celebrate either!” Sister Maria said.

The discalced Carmelites announced her death by saying that after an excruciatingly painful illness, Sister Cecilia Maria was always full of joy, and thus, finally she surrendered to her “Divine Spouse.”

“Jesus! Just two lines to let you know that our dearly beloved sister gently fell asleep in the Lord,” said the discalced Carmelites.


Pat Robertson: God Will Punish America For Abortion Rights Decision


By Brian Tashman
Right Wing Watch

Pat Robertson reacted today to the “terrible” Supreme Court ruling striking down parts of a Texas anti-abortion law by declaring that America will face divine judgment for allowing abortion to be legal.

Watch the video below or view on Youtube using this link.




We have slaughtered over 55 million unborn babies in this country and we’re going to pay a terrible price as a nation for allowing that. And when it’s sanctioned and approved of by the highest court in the land, then we all stand responsible for it and we will pay, all of us, as a nation, because the Supreme Court and the president and the leaders of our country said that’s what they want.

And those unborn babies are crying out, their blood will cry out against us as a nation and one of these days what’s going to be happen is going to be horrible.

So, this is the law, you can talk about the law, it’s legal to have an abortion, Roe v. Wade, and so forth. But what is happening is the slaughter of the unborn is exceeding in America the slaughter in any nation I am aware of in the history of mankind.

Source: www.rightwingwatch.org

Blogger's remark: The warning from Pat Robertson is accurate.  God says: "Woe to those who call good evil and evil good, who put darkness for light and light for darkness." Isaiah 5:20.

According to Planned Parenthood, abortion rights are good and those who uphold life are evil. Abortion is pre-meditated murder of the most helpless among us, unborn babies. Those who continue to call abortion good have been forewarned by God.  



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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

In ‘Playboy’ Essay Chelsea Handler Says God Supports Abortion

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By Maggie McNeely
National Right to Life


Pro-life Christians have got it all wrong. God actually wants some people to get abortions.

At least, that’s one way Chelsea Handler justifies the pro-choice movement. The talk show host has always been open about her choice to abort her own teenage pregnancies. She has no regrets about the choice(s) she made at 16. In a recent essay penned for Playboy magazine, Handler wrote that “I’m 41 now. I don’t ever look back and think, God, I wish I’d had that baby.”

(Interestingly, this was supposedly the first time Chelsea admitted to having not one, but two abortions. But on her Netflix show last week, she said she’s had three. When abortion is no big deal, the numbers apparently don’t matter).

It would’ve been one thing had Handler’s article stopped with her own personal story. But Handler wanted to take this opportunity to explain why pro-lifers just need to stop fighting abortion.

Handler’s unknown number of abortions made it possible for her to live life “without an unplanned child born out of an unhealthy relationship.” So she finds it “infuriating to hear [politicians] pander to the Christian right with promises they have no chance of keeping.” Because, she insists, “even if there is a God, I highly doubt he wants everybody to go through with their pregnancies.”

There are few things liberals love more than forcing Christianity to fit into their own ideology. Sure, God would definitely condone the murder of innocent babies. …Distortion of religion is a never-ending Leftist hobby. …

Typical Lefty ideology: it’s ok to disagree, as long as you don’t say it out loud or outside of a “free speech zone.” Dissenting opinions are not acceptable in a “civilized society.” But an article singing the praises of abortion in Playboy magazine, of all places? Nothing uncivilized about that.


And just to throw out one more cliché lib talking point, Chelsea suggests that, in the face of worldwide overpopulation, all those who choose to get an abortion should “be applauded for making a smart and sustainable decision.”


Liberals, saving the environment one abortion at a time.


Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from Newsbusters.

website: nationalrighttolifenews.org

Blogger's note: Chelsea Handler is ignorant of the Divine Nature of Christ. He is the Creator of life, born and unborn. Therefore, all human life is sacred, regardless of the circumstances of conception. 
"For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalm 139:13-14  

Pro-life Christians serve the God of life, love and mercy. He is a God who created human life and doesn't want anyone to perish. Therefore, we celebrate life. The "worshipers of creation" celebrate death through abortion, euthanasia, and assisted suicide. They are on a dark path to destruction. Unless they turn away from this false god to Christ, the Light of the World, their choice will have eternal consequences. 



Black Pastor: 69 Times More Black People Die From Abortion Than Homicide

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By Micaiah Bilger
Life News


Black pastor Walter B. Hoye II wants to get on board with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, but it troubles him how the movement ignores the leading cause of death among Black Americans – abortion.

Hoye, president of the Issues4LifeFoundation, said abortions on Black Americans outnumber the homicides of Black Americans by 69 to 1. Yet, little attention is drawn to ending the genocide of abortion in the Black community.

He uncovered some shocking data by comparing a 2013 report from the Violence Policy Center, which shows that there were 6,217 Black American homicides that year, and national abortion statistics from 2013 showing that there were 429,000 abortions on Black American women.

According to his breakdown of the numbers:

In other words, for every three Black babies born in America, two will be aborted.

The numbers get worse.

In 2013, there were an estimated 429,000 abortions in Black America.

This equates to …

35,750 abortions per month
8,250 abortions per week
1,175 abortions per day
49 abortions per hour

This amounts to 1 Black abortion every 74 seconds.  


Hoye placed a lot of the blame on Planned Parenthood and its supporters.