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.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Northeast Philadelphia Respect Life Sunday Life Chain & Public Witness

This Life Chain acts on the spirit of Respect Life Sunday.  This Life Chain renews the local Church's Public Witness to the sanctity of human life in the womb and to the deadly harms and brutal injustice of abortion.  Please join us in making this Public Witness.

This Life Chain occurs along Roosevelt Boulevard near Comly Road.

Pick up your sign at the southeast corner of this intersection and return at 3:00 PM for a closing Prayer Service.

This Life Chain is sponsored by the Pro-Life Coalition of Northeast Philadelphia; 3239 Fuller Street, Philadelphia, PA 19136  

Abortion Activist Says Killing Newborns May Be Justifiable

BY: Stephen Gutowski
The Washington Free Beacon  

While putting on a demonstration at Ohio State University a pro-life group called Created Equal was confronted by an abortion rights counter-protester.

In a video posted to YouTube (see below) on Sept. 26, the abortion-rights advocate told the pro-life group she couldn’t say for sure whether killing a baby two minutes after its birth is always wrong.

“I have no idea what medical necessities or medical issues would arise that would necessitate that,” the woman said according to Life News.

But the pro-life advocates with Created Equal saw that pro-abortion argument taken to the next level when they visited Ohio State University. There, one abortion activist said she saw no problem with infanticide, saying there may be medical cases that require killing a newborn baby after birth.
“You’re asking me whether I blanketly believe it’s wrong to kill a newborn baby after that baby’s been taken from it’s mother’s womb,” a protester to Created Equal’s outreach at Ohio State University asks pro-lifers in a newly-released video clip. She continues, “And I’m saying to you I have no idea what medical necessities or medical issues would arise that would necessitate that.”
Pro-life activists say the woman’s support for infanticide is not surprising.
Mark Harrington, director of the pro-life group, told Life News in response: “Why would this defender of abortion refuse to condemn killing babies after birth? Because she knows there is no morally relevant difference between a child immediately before and after birth. Thus, if it were acceptable to kill her inside the womb, it would also be permissible afterward.”

Great News from Mexico City! A Life was Saved....

From Shawn Carney, Campaign Director
40 Days for Life Campaign

The abortion crisis takes more lives globally than war and disease combined. The numbers can be overwhelming ... so the solution must start with prayer. 

As 40 Days for Life continues to grow, faithful people in new countries are taking a leap of faith and bringing this campaign to their nations. The languages are different, but the message is the same: “Pray and fast for an end to abortion.” 
There’s great news from Lourdes, who is coordinating the first-ever 40 Days for Life vigil in Mexico City.
“A life was saved!” she said.
Vigil participants watched as a couple entered the facility. A few minutes later, the young woman ran out in tears. “The girl was so sad and had panic on her face,” Lourdes said. “That touched all of the volunteers.”

The man really wanted her to go back inside – in fact, he said she had to go back in for the abortion. His whole attitude changed when one of the volunteers said, “That child is also yours.”
The couple then walked away … and never went back in!

There are vigils at 297 locations in 13 countries! Find the one nearest you … and get involved!

Monday, September 29, 2014


by Reverend Katherine Marple

The ‘post-birth abortion’ idea has been popping up again, prolifers are once again on top of this heinous idea that a newborn’s life can be taken AFTER birth. Now, this isn’t just about if a baby had the audacity to be born alive during an abortion that was meant to take his/her life, this is about people believing they have the right to kill right after birth.
“You’re asking me whether I blanketly believe it’s wrong to kill a newborn baby after that baby’s been taken from it’s mother’s womb. And I’m saying to you I have no idea what medical necessities or medical issues would arise that would necessitate that.” See video below [h/t Created Equal]:

A Thermonuclear Trumpet

Knocking Down the Jericho Wall of Abortion Apathy

By Rolley Haggard

The apostle Paul noted that “if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, no one will prepare himself to the battle.” His point: If what we're hearing doesn't sound to us like a clear call from God, even when it is, we're unlikely to mobilize.
History bears this out. It is precisely what happened with the transatlantic slave trade. One of the reasons it took so long to end that horrific business is that too few Christians believed that God wanted them to actively oppose it. The biblical message they heard on the issue was confused and indistinct, like a trumpet giving an uncertain sound. As a result there was no consensus, no united front, and slavery continued.
It wasn't that the message was not loud enough: Everyone heard the noise that was being made over slavery. It was that the message was not clear enough: The people of God were getting mixed signals and thus weren't sure what their responsibility was.
From abolitionists they heard biblical arguments against slavery. From some clergy, willing for different reasons to justify slavery, they heard other supposedly “biblical” arguments that either sanctioned slavery, or at the very least downplayed how important it was to God that it be abolished.
The result? The church did not rally to the battle, at least not in sufficient numbers. What the church ought to have done, and arguably could have done, peacefully, the state had to do by bloody civil war.
Rolley Haggard is a feature writer for BreakPoint.

Friday, September 26, 2014


By Rita Diller
American Life League 
What happens when you take copious amounts of hormonal carcinogens, steep in utter disregard for humanity, sprinkle with false compassion, stir all in a thinly veiled broth of vote grappling, and spike with pieces of women’s broken health, families torn asunder, and children dead and forgotten? You get something more messed up than the proverbial soup-sandwich. That’s what happens when politicians from divergent parties decide to advocate for more birth control in a quest for votes. That’s the recipe for this election cycle’s soup-sandwich.

For years, Planned Parenthood and its allies have lobbied for over-the-counter “emergency contraception” without age restrictions or medical supervision. EC is a concoction of the hormones in daily contraceptive birth control, given in much larger doses. The abortion giant lobbied, then gave huge kudos to politicians and government officials who helped facilitate that process. Planned Parenthood whines incessantly for expanded access to birth control, as if it were not available for a pittance on every street corner already.

In June 2013, after a federal court ordered over-the-counter availability for EC regardless of the age of young people seeking it, Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards said, “This is a historic moment for women's health—and a huge step forward in Planned Parenthood's work to expand access to birth control. Hopefully, with this decision, women all over the country will soon be able to walk into a pharmacy and pick up emergency contraception off the shelves, as soon as they need it—no barriers, no shame.”


Abortionist Dr. Erin King

by Dave Andrusko
National Right to Life News Today

As NRL News Today readers recall, on September 10, the Missouri legislature overrode Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of two very important pro-life bills and one line item veto of a budget increase for Missouri’s Alternatives to Abortion Program.Is anyone—anyone—surprised that abortion clinics outside of Missouri are already trolling for pregnant women?

The best known measure–HB 1307–increases the time of reflection after counseling before an abortion can be performed from 24 hours to 72 hours.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran an article today, headlined “Out-of-state abortion providers ready to treat more Missouri women.” The abortion clinics—in Illinois and Kansas—tell reporter Samantha Liss they are not sure if women will come looking but if they do, well, they can count on the Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City, Illinois, and the Wichita, Kansas-based South Wind Women’s Center.

Dr. Erin King is the associate medical director at Hope Clinic for Women which is only 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis. In Liss’s story we read:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

16433 Children in One Grave

by Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life
I had a quick visit to the West Coast this weekend that included praying at a gravesite that contains the bodies of 16,433 children killed by abortion.
The prayer service was part of the National Day of Remembrance, a project organized by Priests for Life, Pro-life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-life Society. On this day, simultaneous memorial services are held at the graves of aborted babies around the nation. 
The gravesite at which I prayed, located in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in East Los Angeles, is the largest of the mass graves of children killed by abortion. 
In the early 1980's, a man by the name of Malvin Weisburg was operating an outfit called Medical Analytic Laboratories, and he was receiving from abortion clinics around the country the bodies of aborted babies for pathological analysis. When he was done with his work, the bodies of these babies, many of them decapitated by the abortion, and some of them weighing a couple of pounds, were put in plastic containers and ultimately stored in a large waste container that he was renting. In 1982, Weisburg failed to make proper payments on the container, and therefore it was repossessed by the company.
That's when workers discovered what was in it -- the bodies of aborted babies, totaling 16,433. The bodies were taken into the custody of Los Angeles County.
This made news and touched off a firestorm about what should be done with the babies. Pro-life people and public officials got together to call from the release of the bodies for proper burial. Meanwhile, pro-abortion groups, including the ACLU, went to court to block any religious service, or even burial, for these babies. They claimed that the 'separation of church and state' prohibited the state from facilitating a religious service. The court agreed. However, the pro-abortion groups wanted more, namely, to not allow a burial at all. They wanted the bodies cremated and thrown away as medical waste. And forgotten. With this, however, the court did not agree. Even the Supreme Court was petitioned in the matter, and in the end, after a three year battle, the babies were buried on October 6, 1985. Even President Ronald Reagan got involved, and wrote a eulogy that was read at the service, calling for an end to abortion.
For many years, this mass grave had no marker or headstone, just as the children have no names. But now there is a stone, and we are going to name the babies. Supporters of abortion do not want people to see mass graves in our midst. It's too disturbing a reminder of the humanity of the victims of abortion. When people forget, the abortion supporters win; when people remember, we win. That is why we need to keep telling the stories of these graves, and visiting them. And that is why we continue to demand that the bodies of the babies killed by abortionist Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia be released so that we can bury them.
Ironically, the 16,433 aborted children in Los Angeles could not be buried at the nearby Catholic cemetery; but who is buried there? The late term abortionist James McMahon. God help us.

Notorious Abortionist Hodari Denied License, Lacks “Good Moral Character”

By Cheryl Sullenger
Operation Rescue

Lansing, MI — If you’ve never heard of Michigan abortionist Alberto Hodari, count yourself fortunate. If you have, then what happened recently at the Michigan Board of Medicine should come as a welcome relief.

For those who may not be familiar, Hodari once ran a chain of as many as six abortion mills in Michigan and is among the worst of abortionists, and that’s saying a lot.

Four women are known to have died at Hodari-run abortion facilities, which can aptly be characterized as “mills.” Tamia Russell, 15, died less than 24 hours after a late-term abortion at Hodari’s Lathrup Village facility in 2004. In 2007, a 17-year old Hodari patient died from abortion complications. Chivon Williams died less than six hours after having been released from one of Hodari’s abortion mills following a suction abortion.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Natasha Smith’s birth was induced 14 weeks early when her mother developed a life-threatening condition.

By Dave Andrusko
National Right to Life News Today

Ten years ago Norelle Smith and fiance Sandy Cameron were told that Norelle, then 26 weeks pregnant, had toxic pre-eclampsia. “The condition was starving struggling [the baby] in the womb and attacking her mum’s internal organs,” according to the Sunday Post. Their baby, they were told, had stopped developing at 22 weeks and had no chance to survive. They reluctantly agreed to deliver the baby 14 weeks early.
But not only did Natasha (who was born just six inches long and weighed only 1lb 4oz) astonish the medical team by surviving delivery, she overcame all the initial predictions that she would be severely brain damaged and live a few days, at most.
Now she is the apple of her parents’ eye, and has celebrated her 10th birthday—“with a limo party and meal in town with her friends,” according to the Sunday Post!

Crossroads Pregnancy Care Walk for Life 2014

Mark your calendar for our annual "Walk for Life" Fundraiser on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Last year, over 100 walkers joined us for our 2.5 mile walk through Quakertown Borough and celebrated with a picnic and games for the kids after the walk. A Praise Band sent us on our way and welcomed us back.

Check our Facebook Page and this web site for updates.

You'll be able to set up a personal FundEasy donation page and e-mail family and friends to ask for donations. If you have a Facebook account, anyone who visits your page will be able to make donations directly from it.
If you have any questions, please e-mail Kim Kenney atcrossroadskimk@verizon.net or call 215-538-7003 x207.

Crossroads Pregnancy Care is Christ-centered and life-affirming, providing hope, help and healing to families affected by crisis pregnancies or hurting from past abortions, and promoting sexual integrity.
Crossroads Pregnancy Care exists to become the primary resource in our community for those facing a crisis pregnancy, experiencing the effects of an abortion, or considering non-marital sexual involvement.

‘Abortion is sacred,’ Planned Parenthood Volunteer Tells Missouri Legislators

By Ben Johnson
National Black Robe Regiment

As Missouri state legislators grappled with whether to extend the waiting period for an abortion to 72 hours, a Planned Parenthood volunteer had a simple message for them: “Abortion is sacred.”

Those words, emblazoned on a sign held by Juleigh Snell on the south lawn of the state capital in Jefferson City, spoke for many of those present at the “Stand With Missouri Women” rally. Snell, who describes herself as an atheist, drove 150 miles from her home in Alton, Illinois – the hometown of Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly – for the demonstration on the capitol steps.

“Our health care, our bodies, our choices,” Snell told The Missourian at one of two rallies designed to sway lawmakers.

Pivoting from its previous depiction of abortion as a necessary evil, the abortion industry and its political stalwarts have increasingly begun describing abortion as a positive, even holy, event.

Last August, Wendy Davis said she launched the 11-hour filibuster that thrust her into the limelight, because “sometimes you have to take a stand on sacred ground.”

Two months earlier, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi referred to the issue of abortion as “sacred ground” while deflecting a question from a reporter from The Weekly Standard.

Topless protesters with the group Femen chanted “abortion is sacred” while attacking the Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Rouco Varela, in February.

Monday, September 22, 2014


MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE [U.S.A.] - (September 22nd, 2014) - The multinational PRO-LIFE
NOVENA FOR UNBORN BABIES will begin on Monday, September 29th and conclude on
Tuesday,October 7th(2014). Masses will be offered and Rosaries will be prayed for the following
intention: For the protection of unborn human persons. The Novena is being coordinated by
the Saint Michael the Archangel Organization.

A sampling of emails recently received by the Saint Michael the Archangel Organization
includes the following:
           • Tens of thousands of Rosaries will be prayed by persons associated with the Sisters
             of Mary(Philippines, Mexico, and Guatemala);
           • 50 students and 1 teacher from a school in Illinois(U.S.A.) will each pray a novena of
              Rosaries(a total of more than 450 Rosaries);
           • In addition to the nations already mentioned, persons from the following nations will
             participate as well: Nigeria, New Zealand, England, Romania, Australia, Venezuela,
             Canada, and Tanzania.
Persons wanting to participate in the PRO-LIFE NOVENA FOR UNBORN BABIES need to do at least one of the following:
                    1) Have at least one Mass offered during the Novena for the protection of
                        unborn human persons
                    2) Pray one Rosary on each day of the Novena for the protection of
                        unborn human persons


 Holy Michael, archangel, defend us in the day of battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray: and do thou, prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God thrust down to hell Satan and all wicked spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Indiana Attorney General Complaints Highlight Abortionists’ Negligence and Contempt for Law


By Cheryl Sullenger
Operation Rescue

Indianapolis, Indiana – It started with a simple request for public records and has so far led to criminal charges in two counties Indiana Counties and allegations of negligence brought by the State Attorney General’s office against four abortionists.

And it’s not over yet.

“It is possible that at least one abortionist could lose his medical license and three others could face stiff discipline in the form of suspension and fines,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who consulted with Indiana Right to Life as they sought abortion information that Indiana law requires abortionists to file twice a year.

“The work that Indiana Right to Life put into combing through the thousands of records they received and the discovery of over 1,800 violations of the reporting law exceeded every expectation. There was a suspicion that abortionists were not in full compliance, but what those records revealed was that the abortion cartel’s contempt for the law is systemic – and dangerous.”

continue reading at http://www.operationrescue.org


 Annually, on the first Sunday in October, LIFE CHAIN invites the churches in each city and town across North America to stand on a designated local sidewalk and pray for 90 minutes, while holding one of the following approved pro-life sign messages:
     In 2013, 1550 cities and towns held Life Chains (in 1890 locations), and each Chain is posted at LifeChain.net. We are now focusing on National Life Chain Sunday 2014—to be held October 5, Lord willing, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm (or the time specified at LifeChain.net by the local Life Chain Committee) in each time zone across the U.S. and Canada. To include your city in 2014, notify National Life Chain of your interest via email National Life Chain or call (530) 674-5068 and download (from this web site) a copy of the Life Chain Manual and the other entries under "LIFE CHAIN Materials." Thereafter, inform your local pastors of your Life Chain plans as soon as possible, and ask them to schedule your Chain on their church calendar.

     The easy-to-hold 18" x 22" Life Chain signs are backprinted to feature Prayer Topics, Songs of Meditation, the Life Chain Code of Conduct, and a compelling statement on The Purpose of LIFE CHAIN. In addition to the prayer topics listed, local pastors are encouraged to add other prayer topics and to instruct their people in how to pray and meditate for a full hour.

     During the Life Chain hour, idle chatter, frivolity, and both verbal and physical responses to motorists are strongly discouraged. LIFE CHAIN is a time for prayerful self-analysis, repentance, and serious commitment to helping end abortion in our nation.

more information at http://www.nationallifechain.org

Sunday, September 21, 2014

40 Days for Life Begins This Week!

From Shawn Carney, Campaign Director
40 Days for Life

Just a quick note to remind you that the next 40 Days for Life campaign starts on Wednesday, September 24 ... and runs through Sunday, November 2.

There will be peaceful prayer vigils in 297 cities in 13 countries ... so now is a great time to find the one nearest you: 

Once you get there, go to the page for that city and sign up for the vigil!

Many of the locations are holding kickoff rallies between now and the start of the campaign — you'll find information about those events on many of the local pages, so please make note of the time and place and, if you can ... be there!

We start our daily campaign updates and devotionals on Tuesday ... so have a great weekend, and I'll talk to you again soon!

Crisis Pregnancy Center Film Praised at UN Women’s Guild Screening

(L-R) Darlisha Dozier, Fr. Gerald Murray and Kathy DiFiore at the Christopher’s Award Ceremony in Manhattan. Photo courtesy of Kathy DiFiore.

by Mary Rezac, New York City, N.Y.
National Right to Life News Today

The screening of “Gimme Shelter” was sponsored by the U.N. Women’s Guild, whose mission is to help children in need throughout the world. U.N. Ambassadors and their wives were invited to attend the screening.A film based on the true story of hope offered to a young woman in a crisis pregnancy received positive reviews after its screening at the United Nations in New York on Sept. 11.
Long-standing member of the guild Kathy DiFiore is the founder of the Several Sources Shelters featured in the film.
“(The screening) was a great honor for me, for our Several Sources Shelters mothers and their babies, past, present and future as well as all other organizations in the United States and beyond who serve pregnant women in need,” DiFiore said.
“Gimme Shelter” focuses on Agnes “Apple” Bailey, portrayed by Vanessa Hudgens. Apple, whose character is based on a real person, is a pregnant 16-year-old who runs away from her abusive mother. She lives on the New Jersey streets, sleeping in unlocked cars and eating out of dumpsters.

Ezekiel Emanuel: We Should Die at 75

Ezekiel Emanuel

By Wesley J. Smith
National Right to Life News Today
Ezekiel Emanuel is one of the nation’s premier Obamacarians. He has the president’s ear. He is for health care rationing. And now, he wants us to die at 75.
He doesn’t put it quite like that, writing in the first person. But make no mistake: That is his essential message. From ”Why I Hope to Die at 75," in the Atlantic:
"Here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived.
It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic.
article continues at http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org

"Gosnell of Michigan" Found Negligent and Incompetent by Administrative Judge

 By Cheryl Sullenger
Operation Rescue

Lansing, MI - A scathing report has been issued by Michigan Administrative Law Judge Shawn Downey, who has found that Muskegon abortionist Robert Alexander is responsible for negligence and incompetence under the state's Public Health Code in a case involving filthy "Gosnell-like" conditions at Alexander's Muskegon abortion business.

Judge Downey based his conclusions on testimony and evidence presented at a disciplinary hearing held on September 3, 2014. His report has been forwarded to the Michigan Board of Physicians, which will later decide on a course of disciplinary action that could include license revocation.

"Anything short of permanent license revocation is completely unacceptable," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "Alexander has proved time and again that he is unfit to practice. Given the dangerous conditions and appalling practices that endangered the lives hundreds of women. Discipline should be swift and severe."

About Operation Rescue®
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. Click here to support Operation Rescue.   Click here to make a secure donation online.

About Pro-Life Nation

Pro-Life Nation is an initiative of Operation Rescue that offers a goal-oriented strategy to end abortion.  For more visit ProLifeNation.org and read our new booklet that details our strategy. 
Web site: www.operationrescue.org 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Purveyors of Abortion

by Barney Byrne

In the Intelligencer's Guest Opinion Column, of September 19th, Kate Michelman and Sue Frietsche expound how "Doctors aren't Dummies", and as such they should not have to obey the laws on Abortion that are passed by our lawfully elected representatives.  They use their column as an advertisement to promote their support for the  Patient Trust Act, which they purport to imply that our politicians are trying to put words in the mouths of our doctors supporting beliefs that are untrue.

      They claim that five states force doctors to advise a patient that an abortion will affect her future fertility.  While their article implies that this scenario is untrue, there are many studies that show it is true.  a.k.a. The Mayo Clinic has done studies that show previous abortions can cause vaginal bleeding, early births, low birth weights and Placenta problems when a woman seeks to have a normal  pregnancy after having an Abortion.

      They also state, among other unsubstantiated  claims that, fetuses feeling  pain, has not been medically proven.  It is very easy to look on the internet and learn, that it has been proven and accepted by the majority of the medical profession ,that fetuses can feel pain by 20 weeks gestation and sometimes much earlier.  This has been proven by the use of Sonograms and Ultra Sound Images.

    They state "Doctors aren't Dummies", and they know in the deepest part of their hearts that the vast majority of Americans are not Dummies either.  More and more Americans are learning that a life is a life and that every fetus is a life.  It's time for these purveyors of Abortion, to take their place on the ash heap of history.

  Barney Byrne and his wife are pro-life advocates who live in Doylestown, PA 



by Reverend Katherine Marple

Divisiveness is what kills a great outreach. It’s the best excuse that Pastors use to stay away from an uncomfortable ministry at the abortion facilities – AND laziness. So, this prompted me to tell the short story of how this Evangelical Christian was moved to get into Prolife Ministry by Catholics and others.
Many so-called prolife ministries want to be so divisive that they step over the dead aborted babies to get to the prolifer that’s ‘doing it wrong’. These people use a Bible with pages missing to further their agenda. This has been ongoing, nothing new…but it definitely needs to stop, particularly when violence erupts from this cult. Read that here.


by Judie Brown, President/co-Founder
American Life League

“There should be a zero tolerance policy in the NFL (National Football League) when it comes to domestic violence involving women and children” was the opinion of one commentator on the September 15 Anderson Cooper 360 CNN news report. These comments came in response to the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson scandals in the news this past week. Rice allegedly knocked out his then fiancĂ©e (now wife) several months ago. Peterson allegedly whipped his four-year-old child with a switch and drew blood.

Every case of domestic violence is a case of criminal proportions that should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, be it abuse of a female or the abuse of a child. Today’s news stories make clear that the situation is grave and that incidents of domestic abuse are not on the decrease.

But these sad commentaries on current domestic violence cases are not the only thing that troubles this pro-life leader. In fact, they are merely the tip of the iceberg. Allow me to examine what is beneath the veneer of such reporting by the media.

I believe that these tragic situations receive the attention of the news media because they are not only horrendous, but assist the media in hiding behind the false concern they express for women and children in such cases as they blithely look the other way when it comes to expectant mothers and their preborn children. Mainstream media does not define the act of abortion—the ultimate child abuse—as an act of violence because the law states that these preborn babies are not human beings. By the same token, the abortionist who maims or often kills a patient is rarely exposed by the press unless, of course, a practitioner as vile as someone like Gosnell can no longer be ignored.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The GOP Answer to “War on Women”: Capitulation

by Kenneth D. Whitehead
Crisis Magazine

A little while back in Crisis, I wrote about how supposedly pro-life Catholic candidate for a Virginia Senate seat, Ed Gillespie, when accused of wanting to overturnRoe v. Wade and enact a personhood amendment to the Constitution—as well as to “ban certain forms of contraception”—oddly replied that he actually wanted to make “contraceptives easier to obtain” by making birth control pills available without a prescription. At the same time, he skipped over the Roe v. Wade question entirely while in effect denying that he had ever favored a personhood amendment—even though support for such an amendment was included in the Republican Party’s platform while Ed Gillespie was chairman of the Republican National Committee.
The candidate’s reply thus did not seem to fit the charge lodged against him, or at any rate all of it. Accused of favoring typical measures constituting what Democrats characterize as a “war on women,” Gillespie instead hastened to make sure that the whole world knew that what he actually favored was an important element in the anti-life agenda of the Democrats. For some this reply may have seemed to be a fluke or a lapse or an inconsistency on the part of a professed pro-life candidate (who also happens to be a Catholic).
It turns out, however, that for some Republicans this seems to have become the preferred reply to the charge of conducting a “war on women”; it may even signal a trend. Colorado Republican congressman Cory Gardner for example, who is challenging Democratic senator Mark Udall, has not only adopted the same line in favor of the promotion of contraception; he has actually produced a television ad in which he assures a group of women, sympathetically nodding their heads in agreement, that: “I believe the pill ought to be available over the counter, around the clock, without a prescription, cheaper and easier for you.” And not only does Cory Gardner endorse birth control; he waxes enthusiastic about it; his plan, he tells the women in the ad, means “more rights, more freedom, more control for you.”
Kenneth D. Whitehead is a former career diplomat who served in Rome and the Middle East and as the chief of the Arabic Service of the Voice of America. For eight years he served as executive vice president of Catholics United for the Faith. He also served as a United States Assistant Secretary of Education during the Reagan Administration. He is the author of The Renewed Church: The Second Vatican Council’s Enduring Teaching about the Church (Sapientia Press, 2009) and, most recently, Affirming Religious Freedom: How Vatican Council II Developed the Church’s Teaching to Meet Today’s Needs (St. Paul’s, 2010).


From Drew Belsky, Communications Director
Live Action News

Big Bird, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch...and advocating for the gruesome ripping apart of fully formed, viable babies. One of these things doesn't belong...but you're forced to pay for all of them at PBS.

At the tax-funded Public Broadcasting Service, your money is being used to air After Tiller, a documentary that glorifies the practices of four American late-term abortionists, and to stream it online through September. According to some, inducing a massive heart-attack in an innocent child, and then having his mother deliver him dead, is "heroic." Perhaps getting thousands and thousands of dollars to do it is "heroic" as well.

This is what Live Action exposed last year: the actions, outlooks, and practices of late-term abortionists across the country, including two of those given the red-carpet treatment in After Tiller.

Barbarically murdering children into the ninth month of pregnancy? That's what this pro-abortion puff piece is meant to "humanize." But we showed a more accurate portrayal ofwhat is human (below):


As you watch our heartrending video, remember: your tax dollars are funding PBS's rabid abortion cheerleading. The abortion advocates like to say, "Don't like abortion? Don't get one!" But PBS's abortion-pushing shows that you are being forced to support the murder of innocent children, whether you "like" it or not.

To contact PBS, use this link. I strongly encourage you to do so. Outrages like this one will only continue unless we all speak out...loudly.

Indiana Attorney General Files Administrative Complaints Against Four Abortionists

From Operation Rescue

Indianapolis, IN - The Indiana Attorney General's office announced yesterday that it has filed
administrative complaints against four abortionists in three counties for recordkeeping violations. The Medical Licensing Board will determine what discipline the violations warrant.

The complaints were filed against abortionists Ulrich Klopfer, Resad Pasic, Kathleen Glover and Raymond Robinson.

The case is based on complaints filed by Indiana Right to Life, which obtained copies of Termination of Pregnancy reports that must be filed with the state's Department of Health and discovered that not only were abortionists omitting important information from the forms, but they were also not reporting suspected child sexual abuse on underage girls as young as 13. This meant that these girls faced the very real possibility that they were being given abortions then handed back to their rapist for further abuse.

Operation Rescue consulted with Indiana Right to Life on this case.

According to Attorney General Greg Zoeller's press release, Ulrich Klopfer, who faces criminal charges in two counties, was by far the chief offender.

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