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.

Monday, May 21, 2018

DOJ Informs Operation Rescue that Neck-Twisting Texas Abortionist Referred to Houston FBI



from Operation Rescue

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Justice has informed Operation Rescue in a letter dated May 11, 2018, that abortionist Douglas Karpen has finally been forwarded to the FBI Houston Field Office for "any action deemed necessary" related to crimes that include the murder of living babies after failed abortions.

The case actually began in 2012, when four women who worked at Karpen's Houston area abortion facilities contacted Operation Rescue with information that he was violating the law. Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue, received photos of large babies that one Karpen employee had taken at his abortion facility with her cell phone that workers said had been born alive then killed by slashing or twisting their necks.

On May 15, 2013, Operation Rescue released a report along with the photos that supported allegations that Karpen was murdering babies that survived the abortion process. Other alleged crimes included sexual harassment and/or abuse of employees and patients.

That report and ensuing complaints prompted a grand jury "investigation" that declined to indict Karpen. Operation Rescue later learned that grand jury was tainted by improper communications between then District Attorney Devon Anderson and Karpen's criminal defense attorney Chip Lewis, who were close family friends. Lewis later donated $25,000 to Anderson's political campaigns.

Operation Rescue then forwarded the information about Karpen's alleged crimes to the U.S. House Select Panel on Infant Lives that was tasked in 2015 with investigating evidence that Planned Parenthood was engaging in the illegal trafficking of aborted baby remains for profit.

On December 7, 2016, the House Select Panel referred Karpen to the Department of Justice under former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for investigation and prosecution. In 2017, the House Select Panel renewed its criminal referral of Karpen to the DOJ under Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Sullenger wrote to Sessions in August 2017, asking for him to open an investigation into Karpen's alleged crimes, especially the allegations that he murdered babies born alive during abortions.

"The letter I received from the Department of Justice is encouraging. The photos depict wounds inflicted on those babies that could not have been done inside the womb. After having personally attended the Pennsylvania trial of Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted of murdering living babies after failed abortions, I knew we could never give up seeking proseccutions for Karpen's similar crimes," said Sullenger. "We are grateful for this new FBI investigation that has renewed our hope that Karpen may finally be brought to justice."


Read the letter

Click to view victim photos


 
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation and has become a strong voice for the pro-life movement in America. Operation Rescue is now headquartered in a former abortion clinic that it bought and closed in 2006. From there, Operation Rescue launches its innovative new strategies across the nation, exposing and closing abortion clinics through peaceful, legal means. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to stop abortion and ultimately restore legal personhood to the pre-born in obedience to biblical mandates. For more information or to make a donation to help them with their work, please use this link. 




Knights of Columbus to Hold a Pro-Life Symposium at Our Lady of Good Council Parish in Southampton, Pa.


The Knights of Columbus of Our Lady of Good Council Parish in Southampton, Pennsylvania is holding their First Pro-Life Symposium on June 3rd.

The following individuals will speak about their role and the role of their organizations in the pro-life cause.

This event is free and is open to anyone interested in learning more about some of the pro-life ministries in Southeast Pennsylvania. 

For more information contact Karl Jones, Grand Knight at olgckofc@gmail.com.  





Abortionist: "Fetuses Can't Scream"





Martin Fox, President
National Pro-Life Alliance


Americans across the nation were horrified when the abortionist Kermit Gosnell was caught snipping the spinal cords of babies born alive in his infamous “House of Horrors.”

But the fact is, other abortionists aren’t fundamentally different -- they just snip the babies’ spinal cords while they’re still inside the womb.
And recently, one abortionist proudly admitted as much.

Leah Torres, an abortionist working out of a Planned Parenthood in Salt Lake City, Utah, recently bragged about how she stops unborn babies from screaming.

“You know fetuses can’t scream, right? I transect their cords first, so there’s really no opportunity,” boasted Torres.

But although Torres’s open callousness towards human life is of course disturbing, it’s really no surprise considering her history of slaughtering unborn children.

Clearly, abortionists like Torres will stop at nothing to wreak havoc on unborn life. In a civilized nation, it’s nothing short of sickening and must ultimately be stopped.


 
The National Pro-Life Alliance occupies a unique and important role in the pro-life movement. The focus of many other pro-life organizations is research, publications or counseling. These are all important and worthy activities, but the National Pro-Life Alliance is singular in its focus on passing pro-life legislation that will protect the unborn from the moment of conception onward. For more information on the National Pro-Life Alliance or to make a donation, please use this link.


 
Voices for Life is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. To read our Mission Statement, use this link.  Follow us on FacebookGoogle, and Pinterest.  Help us spread the pro-life message by sharing our articles on your favorite social networks.

Pregnant, need help or know someone who does?  


National Hotline: Call 1-800-712-HELP or Text 'HELPLINE' to 313131.
In Southeast Penna:  Call the Community Women's Center at  215-826-8090

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.  




Sunday, May 20, 2018

This Troubled Abortionist Can Only Make One of the Most Dangerous Abortion Clinics Even Worse






By Cheryl Sullenger
Operation Rescue


Bakersfield, CA - The FPA Women's Heath abortion business in Bakersfield, California, has had its share of problems over the years, but now it is about to get worse.

Deteriorating patient safety is already an urgent concern at this abortion business.

What started out in 2012 as one or two calls per year for emergency medical transport from FPA, has grown to seven documented incidents last year alone.

Contributing to the increased risks are the abortionists hired the FPA Women's Health abortion chain.



Continue reading here!


Op-Ed: Let’s Stop Treating Injured and Sick People Like ‘Vegetables’





By Bobby Schindler / Tom Shakely)
 for The Western Journal



It’s a simple reality that many patients who are not actively dying are nonetheless described as facing “end of life” issues, often simply due to physical or cognitive disabilities.

This is particularly true for patients diagnosed with Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome,” the terminology doctors and patient advocates increasingly prefer to the more pejorative Persistent Vegetative Statelanguage — though both describe patients with diminished autonomy.

Why would one’s disabilities cause some medical challenges to be termed “end of life” issues? Our modern, utilitarian-minded culture judges one’s “quality of life” by asking “What can you do?” And if it’s judged that you can’t “do” enough, your “quality of life” is said to be “poor” and what for others would be considered basic health issues become strangely re-characterized as “end of life” issues.

Continue reading here


Bobby Schindler is president of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network and an associate scholar with the Charlotte Lozier Institute. Tom Shakely is executive director of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.




 
The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network upholds human dignity through service to the medically vulnerable.

We express this mission through public advocacy of essential qualities of human dignity—which include the right to food and water, the presumption of the will to live, due process against denial of care, protection from euthanasia as a form of medicine, and access to rehabilitative care—as well as through 24/7 Crisis Lifeline service to at-risk patients and families.  For more information or to make a donation to help them with their work, please use this link.




Five Years Later, Four Christian Universities Win Against Contraceptive Mandate





By Rebecca Downs
Live Action



The Obama administration may be a thing of the past, but its contraceptive mandate continues to oppress those with pro-life religious and moral convictions. Institutions which have a religious opposition to providing forms of contraception — notably those forms which can act as abortifacients — are still just now receiving relief. Last October, President Trump fulfilled a campaign promise and rolled back the contraceptive mandate, a move cheered by the Little Sisters of the Poor. Not long after, however, a Pennsylvania judge issued a preliminary injunction against the rollback, claiming it “intrudes… into the lives of women.”

And yet, the tide may be turning. On May 15th, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma found in favor of four Christian universities in the state, in a consolidated case known as Southern Nazarene University v. Azar.

Continue reading here


   
The mission of Live Action is to end abortion by leading the culture to embrace the rights and dignity of every person. 

Founder and President Lila Rose started Live Action when she was just 15 years old from her family’s living room. Since that time, Live Action has grown to become one of the leading national pro-life and human rights organizations in America, dedicated to ending abortion and inspiring a culture that respects and defends life.  
For more information on this organization, please use this link.







 
Voices for Life is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. To read our Mission Statement, use this link.  Follow us on FacebookGoogle, and Pinterest.  Help us spread the pro-life message by sharing our articles on your favorite social networks.

Pregnant, need help or know someone who does?  


National Hotline: Call 1-800-712-HELP or Text 'HELPLINE' to 313131.
In Southeast Penna:  Call the Community Women's Center at  215-826-8090

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.  





Saturday, May 19, 2018

Irish Pro-lifers Campaign to Keep Abortion Illegal





by John P. McCarthy
Crisis Magazine


Ireland may well become the first country to introduce abortion by popular vote. This would follow a thirty-five year campaign by abortion advocates to overcome a 1983 amendment protecting the life of the unborn.

The Irish Constitution can be amended by the electorate in a referendum. A referendum put to the people is proposed by the national legislature which consists of two houses: the popularly elected Dáil Eireann and an upper house, the Seanad, consisting of appointed and/or indirectly elected members, and with primarily delaying legislative powers.

In a referendum scheduled for Friday, May 25, Irish voters will be asked to approve or reject a proposed amendment that would delete an existing constitutional provision (Article 40.3.3), itself approved by the electorate in 1983. Article 40.3.3 is referred to as the 8th Amendment because it was the eighth to the 1937 constitution. It reads as follows:

The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practical, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.




   

Crisis Magazine is an educational apostolate that uses media and technology to bring the genius of Catholicism to business, politics, culture, and family life. Our approach is oriented toward the practical solutions our faith offers — in other words, actionable Catholicism. For more information on Crisis Magazine, please use this link.





We did it! Trump Yanks PP's Title X Funding!





Eric J.​​​​​ Scheidler, Executive Director
Pro-Life Action League


I'm just over the moon about this!

Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced the "Protect Life" Rule, which will exclude Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from receiving any Title X family planning funds.

The new rule will strip Planned Parenthood of $60-80 million a year.

What's more, the pro-life team in Washington D.C. that put this new policy together is crediting our #ProtestPP rallies last month with helping make the Protect Life Rule a reality.

Isn't it exciting to see the Pro-Life Action League's grassroots activism having this kind of direct impact on public policy?

I had a feeling this new policy was coming down the pike last week, when I was out on Chicago's lakefront protesting Planned Parenthood's annual "Generations" fundraiser.

That protest went so well -- it just felt like stars were aligning. So please join me in celebrating the new Protect Life Rule -- and have a great weekend!



Thank President Trump for the Protect Life Rule


We encourage everyone to send a message to President Trump thanking him. 
You can thank him right now for the Protect Life Rule by clicking here. , or directly by using this link.  


 
The Pro-Life Action League is dedicated to saving mothers and babies from abortion through peaceful direct action. We encourage all pro-life Americans to join us on the front lines, actively fighting for an end to abortion. We are very active in Illinois, where we are headquartered, but our activism reaches across the globe. 
For more information on the Pro-Life Action League or to make a donation to help them with their work, please use this link.


 
Voices for Life is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. To read our Mission Statement, use this link.  Follow us on FacebookGoogle, and Pinterest.  Help us spread the pro-life message by sharing our articles on your favorite social networks.

Pregnant, need help or know someone who does?  


National Hotline: Call 1-800-712-HELP or Text 'HELPLINE' to 313131.
In Southeast Penna:  Call the Community Women's Center at  215-826-8090

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.  



Friday, May 18, 2018

Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition 2018 Celebrate Life 5K Run/ 2K Fun Walk Set for Saturday June 23rd

 


The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition will once again hold their annual 5K Run/2K Walk on Saturday, June 23rd.




Register by mail until June 13th (click on image directly below,  print out and mail to BCPLC 5K Run, PO Box 7068, Penndel, Pa. 19047)


   



Register online until June 19th  (click on image below)
(a nominal service fee applies)


         


Registrations received by June 9th:
Adults 13+     $25.00
Children 5-12 $15.00


Registrations received after June 9th:
Adults 13+     $30.00
Children 5-12 $20.00


Register on Race Day starting at 7:30 am 

***Register by June 9th to guarantee a T-shirt.  
After that date,  availability limited to supply on hand.***

Any questions, e-mail buckscountryprolife@gmail.com or call 267-689-8399
 


Our goal for this event is to raise money to help support the many crisis pregnancy centers and homes in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. 

These homes and care centers help women in a crisis pregnancy, and as an extension their newborn children. The help these centers give takes the form of providing shelter, as well as assistance in getting medical care, job training, child care training, and the supplies the women and their children need both during pregnancy and after the birth of their babies.

We are able to contribute virtually 95% of the proceeds from this event directly to the pregnancy care centers and homes. The other 5% is used for expenses for advertising, insurance and the cost of the venue.







Trump to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding, Administration Will Announce Friday

The executive action is based on a 1988 Reagan regulation, but can't eliminate most of Planned Parenthood's federal funding



by John McCormack
The Weekly Standard



On Friday, the Trump administration will announce a proposed rule to cut taxpayer funding to abortionists like Planned Parenthood under Title X, a program that provides $260 million annually in federal funding for contraception and other “family planning” initiatives.

“The proposal would require a bright line of physical as well as financial separation between Title X programs and any program (or facility) where abortion is performed, supported, or referred for as a method of family planning,” a Trump administration official tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD in an email.

The 1970 law establishing Title X states: “None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.” But in the 1970s and 1980s, the law was interpreted to allow Title X programs to refer patients for abortions, be co-located with abortion clinics, and lobby for pro-abortion policies—so long as federal dollars did not directly fund abortions. In 1988, President Reagan's secretary of Health and Human Services issued regulations to end these practices that blurred the line between funding contraception and promoting abortion.