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, September 30, 2015

Some Fifty Shades of Gray - A Poem by Tom Graffagnino



by Tom Graffagnino


There Ms. Richards sat and stammered
While perverting wrong and right.
Through the hemming and the hawing,
Dark impersonated light.

If the babies were not dying
By the millions in her graft,
We might roll our eyes and chuckle,
We might simply stare and laugh.

But instead we watched in horror
As she swore abortion saves,
While ignoring at the same time
Sixty million tiny graves.

And then, (bless her heart), she ventured
Into deeper water still,
Claiming those aren’t human beings
That they burn alive to kill.

Then we saw Cecile pretending
That those big bucks rolling in
Were not “profits” worth discussing…
In the world of liberal spin.

“Excess revenue” she called it,
Just blood money gone astray…
Like a Lamborghini Hedge Fund
For the bonuses they pay.

And those mammograms you heard of?
Well, they’re few and far between…
Like, ya know…er... non-existent…
“Women’s health”, like, in your dreams.

Killing babies is a small part
Of the very good we do!
We can help you crunch those numbers,
If you’d really like us to.

Yes, we’ve grown adept at “crunching”
As I’m sure by now you’ve heard….
It’s one way we’re saving lives, sir.
We're Progressives undeterred.

Yep, we’re way up in the millions
In the numbers crunching game,
But no sweat, we save the organs
For a cool financial gain.


* * *

In a culture mostly pagan
Stuff like this is no big deal,
We’re not really into “shame” now,
We’re just into "touchy-feel".

Twisted logic is now normal,
True Morality’s passe,
We’ve exchanged all black and whites, man,
For some fifty shades of gray.


Join Us for Three October Events for 40 Days For Life‏ in Chester County, PA



From Paulette Matthews
Chester County Pro-Life Coalition

  • Third Annual Baby Shower - October 3rd
  • Columbus Day Event
  • "The Drop Box” Movie Screening

Third Annual Baby Shower 



The fire storm that the employees of Planned Parenthood have wrought upon themselves by telling the truth, has placed them in the eye of the media more than we ever could. Our visible presence in front of PP is being noticed now more than ever and better understood. And how better to publicly demonstrate our love and caring for these women and children than having our baby shower again right in front of Planned Parenthood 8th S. Wayne and W. Market Sts.

On Saturday, October 3rd from 10 AM to 2 PM, Don and I will be walking with strollers in front of PP. Bring your stroller and walk with us and bring an item for the babies.

Again, we will be supporting Chester County Women Services in West Chester and the Birthrights in both West Chester and Coatesville.

You are encourage to use this event as another way to bring attention to the fact that October is Respect Life Month and if at all possible encourage your church and organizations to collect items for the babies and bring them down to PP with you.

New and used clothing up to size 4 are welcomed. Larger size diapers are always in demand. Also Dollar Store baby items are a blessing. Those one dollar items are a great way to help children become involve in life saving activities for the unborn. Everyone likes buying baby gifts and it is doable for the children. Whatever the Holy Spirit encourages you to do, it is beyond appreciated by the three pregnancy centers.

For every 1 Planned Parenthood, there are 51 crisis pregnancy centers. Only with God's blessing and our working together can a ratio like that be created.


Columbus Day * Oct 12th 8 AM to 8 PM
                               

40 Days for Life in Chester County encourages all men of different organizations to come down and be visible protectors of life as you pray in front of the Planned Parenthood on 8th S. Wayne street.

Your presence sends the message that abortion is not just a women's issue but also a concern for men. You have been created by God to be the authors of life. This unique and intrinsic gift from God given only to men is so misunderstood. This is a perfect opportunity to share your concerns and commitment to family life where women do not cry because of abandonment and babies do not die due to the lack of responsible fathers.

Remember to sign up your hour using this link on the  vigil calendar so the day will be filled with men and their families in prayer celebrate the gift of life for all.

                           
"The Drop Box” Movie Screening
                                                     

When: Sunday, October 18th
Time: 12:15 PM
Where: Covenant Fellowship Church, 1 Fellowship Drive, Glen Mills PA 19342 (Just behind the Target and Home Depot on Rt. 1 and 322) www.covfel.org
The Drop Box is a powerful documentary that tells the story of one man’s efforts to protect and care for newborn babies who might have otherwise been abandoned on the streets of Seoul, South Korea. Pastor Lee Jong-Rak built a “baby box”, a safe harbor to welcome and care for these babies. So far, more than 600 babies - many of whom have disabilities – have been helped through his heroic measures to embrace and protect the most vulnerable children in his community. It is a story of hope and a celebration of a simple reality: every human life is sacred and worthy of love.  (More info on the film here). 

There will be a pizza lunch during the screening beginning at 12:15pm and a brief panel discussion following. If you come for lunch, please consider a $3 contribution to pay for the pizza. If you are able to RSVP  here  -  it will help us in ordering.

"The Drop Box is a profoundly moving documentary that sheds much-needed light on the inherent dignity and mission of each human person, especially those with a serious disability. In a world that often emphasizes the need to be perfect, this real-life story gets to the heart of love, life, and the unique giftedness of every human being." - Jeanne Monahan, President, March for Life


Australian Abortion Supporters Use Falsehoods to Deny Visa to Pro-Life Speaker Troy Newman

We need your help to persuade the Australian government to allow Troy Newman into the country


From Operation Rescue

Washington, DC - Yesterday, Operation Rescue President Troy Newman was detained while boarding a flight from Denver to Los Angeles by United Airline personnel and told that the Australian government was blocking him from boarding that flight. (Read background information here)

On the request of a Member of Parliament affiliated with the pro-abortion group Emily's List, the Ministry of Immigration has cancelled Newman's visa to travel on to Melbourne where he was scheduled to begin a pro-life speaking tour sponsored by Australia Right to Life.

In addition to heading up Operation Rescue, Newman also serves as a Board Member for the Center for Medical Progress, the organization responsible for releasing a series of videos that show Planned Parenthood officials haggling with supposed representatives from an organ procurement company for top dollar in exchange for aborted baby remains. The sale of fetal issue for profit is illegal in the United States.

Terri Butler, MP sent a letter  to Minister of Immigration Peter Dutton falsely accusing Newman of advocating the execution of abortion providers. She quoted from a book co-written by Newman called Their Blood Cries Out in a way that was completely out of context and twisted the meaning of a theological argument Newman was trying to explain.

Newman has never advocated violence against abortion providers or facilities and has instead aggressively encouraged pro-life activists to work through the legal, legislative, and justice systems to bring abortionists who are breaking the law and harming women to justice.

Margaret Tighe of Australia Right to Life responded in defense of Newman and encouraged Dutton not to cancel his visa.

"We need the public to put pressure on the Australian government right now and persuade them to restore Troy Newman's visa so he can go about his peaceful business speaking to the Australian people about the undercover videos that have rocked Planned Parenthood and shaken up American politics," said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue. "Free speech is a precious right and we simply can't let a few pro-abortion bullies with false accusations to silence the truth."
                     


Here's what is happening and what you can do to help:

1. Sign the petition to the Australian Minister of Immigration asking him to uphold free speech and restore Newman's visa. Click here to sign!

2. Call the Australian Embassy in Washington DC at (202) 797-3000and respectfully ask that they restore Newman's visa today before 5:00 pm Eastern time.

3. If you are in the Washington, DC area, please join Rev. Pat Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition and Mark Harrington from Created Equal at the Australian Embassy at 3:00 pm Eastern for a press conference and protest calling for Newman's visa to be restored. Read the press release for more information.

4. Take to your social networks and let the world know that abortion bullies in Australia have stooped to blatant lies to block a U.S. citizen from traveling even within his own country. Please post the video below everywhere! Use the hashtags #TroyNewman, #RescueTroyNewman and #FreeSpeech.   
Operation Rescue will post updates as necessary to keep everyone informed.



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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Cecile Richards Must Answer for Gruesome Expertise

Today on Capitol Hill:

AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest: “Cecile Richards Must Answer for her Gruesome Expertise in Monetizing the End of an Unborn Infant’s Life”

And

AULA says vote for Federal Women’s Health and Safety Act Frees Taxpayers from Funding a Scandal-Ridden Abortion Industry Profiting from “Death and Dismemberment”

         

“Cecile Richards must answer for her inhumane business model and detail what she is doing with millions in taxpayer dollars. Monetizing the end of an infant’s unborn life is her gruesome expertise,” said Dr. Yoest. “It’s time to defund an abortion industry that fights health and safety standards for women so that they can keep profits high and standards low.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (09-29-15) — Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest said today that when Americans see Cecile Richards sitting before a Congressional Committee “it is the culmination of years of work and careful analysis of a horrific business model that ends the lives of 1 in 3 infants who die in abortion.” AUL called for hearings beginning in 2011, when introducing “The Case for Investigating Planned Parenthood,” which detailed numerous troubling issues with the mega abortion provider, including mishandling federal funds and failure to report sexual predators who use abortion to destroy the human evidence of their crimes. Those issues are magnified today in images from the Center for Medical Progress videos showing Planned Parenthood top officials discussing the profits they make from selling dismembered infant bodies and body parts for experimentation.

“It’s time to defund an abortion industry that fights health and safety standards for women so that they can keep profits high and standards low,” said Dr. Yoest. “Cecile Richards must answer for her inhumane business model and detail what she is doing with millions in taxpayer dollars. Monetizing the end of an infant’s unborn life is her gruesome expertise.”

Richards will take the stand before Congress about a week after Dr. Yoest testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee that examined ending taxpayer funding for abortion providers who violate the law. In an exchange with Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA), Dr. Yoest challenged the panel to bring Cecile Richards before Congress to address the six troubling legal issues raised in the CMP videos.

“The burden of proof is on Planned Parenthood, to show that they are not violating the law while profiting from trafficking in infant body parts,” Dr. Yoest said.

Richards is scheduled to testify later today before the House Oversight Committee about taxpayer support going to Planned Parenthood, noted by the committee to be “approximately $1.3 billion in total revenue, of which $528.4 million (41 %) is attributed to ‘government health services grants and reimbursements.’”

ALSO ON CAPITOL HILL, A MOVE TO ADDRESS PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S USE OF MEDICAID DOLLARS: As a scandal-ridden Planned Parenthood uses political maneuvering to force taxpayers to hand over scarce Medicaid funding to the leading abortionist federation, Americans United for Life Action called on the U.S. House to support H.R. 3435, the Women’s Public Health and Safety Act, sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI). The bill would explicitly permit a state to exclude abortion providers and facilities where abortions are performed from its Medicaid program.

“It’s scandalous that a program set up to fund healthcare for the poor has been hijacked by a greedy abortion industry, working overtime to seize resources from real healthcare providers such as the now expanded Community Health Centers,” said AULA’s Dr. Yoest. “As we’ve seen with our own eyes in the Center for Medical Progress videos, Planned Parenthood profits from the death and dismemberment of unborn infants. It’s time to redirect those funds to life-saving care.”

In a letter to representatives, Dr. Yoest noted that the vote would be scored by the legal arm of the prolife movement and observed that this change in Medicaid funding is already under way. “At least two states, Indiana and Arizona, have enacted laws restricting abortion providers from participating in their Medicaid programs,” she wrote.

AULA also supports House efforts later this week to set up a select Committee on Planned Parenthood under the jurisdiction of the Energy and Commerce Committee, similar to the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

“It’s time to open the books of the abortion industry, to determine what they have been doing with more than one-million tax dollars every day, and whether the inhumanity of trafficking in human remains is illegally continuing,” said Dr. Yoest.

Click here to learn more about six areas of possible illegal activity at Planned Parenthood dealing with infant body part trafficking.

Click here to learn more about the Center for Medical Progress videos.


AUL Action is the advocacy branch of AUL, the legal architect of the pro-life movement. We are accumulating victories, building momentum, and advancing a culture of life in America. Our vision is a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law.


#ProtestBOA (Bank of America) expands to Austin. And beyond?



Campaign to encourage Bank of America to stop funding Planned Parenthood expands to Austin. Check out new Pro-Life Waco website page



From John Pisciotta, Director
Pro-Life Waco


Bank of America outreach escalates to the capital of Texas and under the banner of ‪#‎ProtestBOA. 
Please use #ProtestBOA on Facebook, Twitter and whatever to post about pressuring Bank of America to stop funding Planned Parenthood. To avoid explaining so much here, I have created a new page on the Pro-Life Waco website which you can access using this link

The crucial Austin outreach of #ProtestBOA starts Tuesday, the 29th and through the end of October!

 Thanks to Lynn Williams and Elizabeth Jimenez for leading this from down Austin way. This will be at the downtown BOA branch at 515 Congress Avenue from 11 to 1 p.m. on Tuesday the 29th. Huge pedestrian and auto traffic by BOA’s 20 story building. We (desperately) need 10-15 foot soldiers. Please do not leave this to the "other guy or lady." Do you live within an hour of Austin? Can you be there for at least part of the timenext Tuesday? I believe we have a good shot at compelling a policy change from BOA to stop making donations to PP. Child-friendly signs provided. The legality of our presence on the sidewalk was affirmed last Wednesday. We are not only putting the pressure on Bank of America, we are educating folks in the capitol of Texas on ‪#‎PPSellsBabyParts‬. 

This is a very gratifying outreach. Much positive response—and some negative. You can look back one day soon and recall that you and your family stepped out with #ProtestBOA to proclaim to BOA and the Austin community that #PPSellsBabyParts. We will have one-page flyers to pass out to pedestrians. #ProtestBOA continues in Waco also on Tuesday the 29th from 11 to 1 pm. at 1100 Valley Mills Drive.

We live in uncharted times requiring dyanamic, outside the box, discipleship. #ProtestBOA continues through October. Are in coalition of the willing? I end with some photos of #ProtestPP. Remember to check out the web page.




Note: This is something we can all do no matter where we live as Bank of America is located throughout the USA.   Use this link  to find the phone number and more information.  


Friday, September 25, 2015

Lets Pray America/ Friday‏



by Dale Gentry
Faith Declaration Friday 


Good Friday morning everybody. It's time to pray America! Please take a few moments to make your Faith Declarations with me on link above. Would you pray this prayer out loud with me today?

"Dear Father God................as Christians today...............we repent on behalf of a nation that is responsible for the genocide of 55 million babies...............we ask Your forgiveness as Congress refuses to defund Planned Parenthood..................a group that is not only performing abortions but selling their little body parts for profit..............we pray today that Pope Francis will address this travesty while in America.................our hearts are grieved at new social medias that are promoting abortions................women actually declaring it was a great experience..............we do pray today for those who continue to suffer as a result of an abortion................many of them still grieving over their decision..............filled with guilt and condemnation...............may these women today know that You stand ready to forgive...............and we pray that these individuals will forgive themselves.................we also pray for young ladies who are contemplating an abortion..............may they consider the consequences before proceeding with this procedure...................asking You today Lord to turn us around as a nation..................soften our hardened hearts as we pray for revival in America, another spiritual awakening...............in Jesus name.............amen."


Rhonda Kinser shares her personal story concerning the consequences of having an abortion. Listen to this heart wrenching account all day today on BPN Radio. Go to bpnradio.com.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Courageous Clerics: Day 2 of the 40 Days for Life Campaign





Shawn Carney, Campaign Director
40 Days for Life

Like many people, I was first inspired to get involved in the pro-life movement because of courageous leadership from the clergy.

Countless pastors from many churches have helped spread 40 Days for Life … and they all need our prayers as they proclaim the Word of God in a hostile world.

Prominent Evangelical, Catholic and Protestant leaders have endorsed 40 Days for Life and encouraged the faithful to defend God's most vulnerable among us. You can see these leaders – and their words of endorsement using this link.

One of those leaders is dominating the media this week, and he will be visiting three major cities where 40 Days for Life vigils are taking place – Pope Francis!

Pope Francis has supported 40 Days for Life around the globe and was able to meet our international outreach director, Robert Colquhoun, in Rome.

         


As Pope Francis visits the United States, local 40 Days for Life leaders are reaching out to those traveling to Washington, New York and Philadelphia. One leader said, “If people are coming to town to see the pope, they’re also invited to come pray at our vigil!”

No matter where you live, you can find your closest campaign location here.

Today’s update starts with a report from Robert, who’s visiting team leaders and volunteers in Slovenia … and ends with prayer for all of our shepherds.

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Slovenia is hosting its second 40 Days for Life campaign. Matjaz Venta, the local leader, has a very deep faith and is passionate about prayer and the pro-life cause.

Abortion was legalised during the communist era. Although communism came to an end 25 years ago, it still pervades the country’s mentality. There are 4,000 abortions a year among the two million population.

Their prayer vigil is outside the local hospital, where abortions are performed in three different locations inside. Nada, one of the volunteers, tells me they received spiteful responses from some members of the public following their first campaign, although there were positive comments too.

Around the corner, we prayed in a church which was confiscated by the communists and turned into a film studio. Also during that era, abortions were performed in the Jesuit house. The abortion room is now a chapel. It is a telling story of the spiritual journey of the country.

I look forward to what God has in store for Slovenia!

Thanks to Robert Colquhoun for this update from Ljubljana.


White Plains, New York

This 40 Days for Life campaign kicked off with a rally in front of Planned Parenthood – a building featuring a big pink banner with the words, “health care happens here.” Gerald Yeung, the local leader, told the group that God is always doing something good – and it often involves 40 Days for Life.

Fr. Thomas Kallumady, pastor of St. John the Evangelist / Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, thanked the attendees for witnessing to their faith and their “love for the unborn and the living.” Maria Teresa Rueda prayed in Spanish for God's protection over the unborn and their parents.

Sister Shirley Ann of the Sisters of Life prayed that God's mercy, grace and strength would “overtake every woman that comes to this Planned Parenthood.”


Today’s devotional is from Rev. Clenard Childress of Life Education and Resources Network. 

Day 2 intention

Let us pray that pastors may not be distracted from the priority of caring for human lives.

Scripture

In those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution.  — Acts 6:1


Reflection by Rev. Clenard Childress 

More folks learning left some yearning.

It is the dawning of a new day. There is much excitement in Jerusalem. Many who dedicated themselves to the faith became disciples (the word disciple means learner).

The unprecedented church growth was miraculous and undoubtedly brought much satisfaction to the new leadership. The apostles, however, were about to experience growing pains in their master plan of evangelism.

Projects that engage the community, especially those that are evangelistic in nature, are high on the list of priorities for every duty-bound pastor.

Church attendance is a constant concern for every pastor and often his or her worth is measured by it. Unfortunately, just as the original twelve pastors in Acts, they can be so focused on getting people in that they inadvertently end up pushing some people out.

Murmuring is a deplorable deterrent to a harmonious fellowship, yet God used it to get the disciples attention. Those that needed daily attention due to their age and social status were being neglected.

This neglect of the Hellenist widows during the daily distribution of food was causing undue grief and needed to be corrected by the leadership. By God’s grace the problem was dealt with, but the lesson remains.

And during these 40 days, let us pray that today's church not make the same mistake of forgetting the contributions of our seniors, or the needs of the weakest among us, the unborn.

Prayer

Father, in the Church’s desire to engage our communities with the Gospel let her not disengage from those who need their care and company the most.

Let us gain wisdom from those who have gone before us and cherish their experiences and perspectives. Help us to appreciate every soul in the body of Christ and minister properly to everybody. Amen.

Printable devotional
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How to Talk about Physician-Assisted Suicide


SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON “COMPASSION”





By: John Stonestreet
BreakPoint


Are you ready to defend life to your friends and neighbors? Not just the unborn, but the targets of physician-assisted suicide?

Yesterday, Eric Metaxas told you about the recent approval of physician-assisted suicide by the California legislature. Citing the work of Rosaria Butterfield, he gave us an historical perspective on how we as a culture have arrived at this troubling moment.

Now today, I’d like to talk with you about what we can do, what we must do, to defend life to our friends and neighbors.

To start, we have to understand this: While Christians believe (or at least should believe) that all human life is sacred from conception to natural death, many of our neighbors don’t share that conviction.

But that doesn’t mean we are at an impasse. In fact, there are many reasons to oppose physician-assisted suicide even for those that don’t share our belief in the sanctity of human life. And these are the kinds of arguments we need to be ready to make, as Chuck Colson would put it, over the backyard fence with our neighbors.




Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Viewpoint: I'm Glad my Mother Chose Life




By Nika Anschuetz
USA Today

Most people’s stories begin in a hospital, but mine begins at a Chinese train station.

My mother was faced with a choice: carry me to term or abort me. She chose life and I became one of the millions of Chinese babies born in 1994.

In the wake of the controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood, it’s easy to talk about fetuses or babies – whichever term you prefer to use – when they are arbitrary numbers.

It can also be easy to focus on the woman — rather than the baby she might choose to abort. Our hearts sympathize for the woman because we see her in the flesh. We can see her pain, anguish and anxiety.

But we don’t want to picture the baby. We see cells or undeveloped tissue. We see numbers, facts and figures.

Not me. I see myself in these numbers.

When I read about the 327,653 abortion services that Planned Parenthood conducted in the last year, I think about my birth mother who carried me to term.

When I read about the 1,800 adoption referrals, I think about the person who found me at a railroad station and placed me into foster care.

Numbers matter, but so do people.



Want THIS to Happen Where You Live?



SHAWN CARNEY, Campaign Director
40 Days for Life


The photos below show the former Planned Parenthood abortion center in Bryan/College Station, Texas — the site of the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign back in 2004 ...

Three pictures of one building tell the story.


1. BEFORE 40 Days for Life



2. AFTER 40 Days for Life



3. TODAY


… and now, that building will include:
  • The new headquarters of the worldwide 40 Days for Life movement
  • A lab and clinic for a local pregnancy center and
  • Medical services provided by two former abortionists who had conversions and have become outspoken pro-life advocates
 This is the kind of story only God can write ... and yet it's not an isolated occurrence.

This is one of 60 abortion centers that have CLOSED when 40 Days for Life prayer vigils have been held outside their doors.

Could your city be next?

You can help make that happen by joining the 40 Days for Life Campaign that begins tomorrow, September 23, in 307 locations.

We just held the dedication ceremony at the new 40 Days for Life headquarters, and I spoke about the impact that local prayers and efforts can have on saving lives and ending abortion in any community.

Here's the 6-minute video of my comments. Click the image below to watch ...


40 Days for Life HQ opens in former abortion center from 40 Days for Life on Vimeo.


As I share in that video, the solution to the global abortion crisis is LOCAL. That's why 40 Days for Life has seen these results:
  • 650,000 volunteer participants in 579 cities across 30 nations 
  • 10,331 lives saved from abortion 
  • 118 workers who have had conversions and quit the abortion industry
  • 60 closed abortion centers, including the one pictured above 
And, starting tomorrow, YOU can help expand these victories by joining the next 40 Days for Life Campaign.




Here’s the Face of the 20-Week Abortion Ban Debate




Kelsey Harkness
The Daily Signal



At 29 years old, Danielle Pickering was faced with an impossible decision: Save her own life, or that of her unborn son.

“We chose not to let them induce me to save his life, at the risk of my life,” Danielle told The Daily Signal, referencing her experience with a life-threatening condition that threatened her own life, and that of her unborn child.

Today, Micah is three years old with big brown eyes and perfectly shaped curls.

He faces minor chronic lung disease, asthma, and has a slight speech delay. Other than that, his parents call him “absolutely normal”—with one exception.

“He loves to vacuum, help me clean, [and] he loves to help me take the clothes out of the dryer,” laughed Danielle.

continue reading at http://dailysignal.com

Kelsey Harkness is a news producer at The Daily Signal.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Where Do Aborted Baby Remains Go? Some Went Here



By Cheryl Sullenger
Operation Rescue


San Diego, CA - It was 1998. The largest abortion clinic in the San Diego area at that time was the Family Planning Associates abortion clinic in La Mesa, California.

Abortionist James Long worked for FPA conducting about 200 abortions each and every week at the high volume facility located on the second floor of a very large medical complex.

As a former sidewalk counselor at that facility, I often wondered what happened to the babies aborted there.

Then one day, I got the answer.

Continue reading this piece and view actual photos from an abortion pathology lab.


Militant Senate Abortion Extremists Block 5-month Limit

Americans United for Life Action Calls Senate Vote to Limit Abortion at 5 months of Pregnancy 
“A Win and a Loss as militant abortion extremists blocked protections for women and their unborn children”





From AUL Action 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (09-22-15) — “Despite the fact that the 54 to 42 vote today in the U.S. Senate looks like a victory, tragically without a veto proof margin, women and their unborn children will continue to face the dangers of late-term abortions at the hands of an abortion industry that clearly puts profit over people,” said Americans United for Life President CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “This vote is a win and a loss as militant abortion extremists in the minority blocked protections for women and their unborn children whose more developed bodies can be sold for more money.”

She continued: “While we won the vote, women who will suffer the dangers of late-term abortion and infants who experience an excruciating death still lose as the minority of our elected officials failed to enact a commonsense limit on abortion at 5 months of pregnancy. Most people don’t know that as a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe v. Wade, abortion policy in the United States is among the most extreme in the world. The United States is one of four nations in the world standing with North Korea, China and Canada allowing for abortion through all 9 months of pregnancy, for any reason, even sex selection, and sometimes with taxpayer subsidies.

“The extremists on this issue are Big Abortion and its political allies who are pushing abortion through all nine months, fighting health and safety standards that protect women’s lives and threatening a government shutdown (which they will blame on Republicans) to force funding to the scandal-ridden Planned Parenthood.”

Earlier in the day, Americans United for Life General Counsel Ovide Lamontagne joined U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and other pro-life leaders at in advance of the Senate vote. He observed: “This is a vote with bi-partisan appeal. An overwhelming majority of Americans oppose late-term abortions. Recent polls reveal that 63% of all Americans—including 70% of women—support a limitation on abortion at 5 months of pregnancy.” Click here  to learn more about the morning event.

Americans United for Life Action also sent a letter to Capitol Hill urging a yes vote, AULA President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest noted that “medical studies demonstrate that abortion poses significant physical and psychological health risks to women—and that the risk of these complications increases dramatically later in pregnancy. These risks include uterine perforation, uterine scarring, cervical perforation, infection, bleeding, hemorrhage, blood clots, incomplete abortion, pelvic inflammatory disease, metabolic disorder, free fluid in the abdomen, organ damage, psychological or emotional complications such as depression and anxiety, sleeping disorders, an increased risk of breast cancer, and even death.”

To learn more about the health risks of abortion for women, click here. To learn more about AUL’s model legislation to limit abortion at 5 months of pregnancy, to protect women’s health and to prevent a painful death for unborn infants, click here.


AUL Action is the advocacy branch of AUL, the legal architect of the pro-life movement. We are accumulating victories, building momentum, and advancing a culture of life in America. Our vision is a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law.


Monday, September 21, 2015

Planned Parenthood Nationwide Protests Set for Oct. 10



From Mark Harrington, Director
Created Equal


Columbus, September 21, 2015 – On Saturday, October 10 a second round of public protests of Planned Parenthood (PP) abortion clinics and facilities will take place all over the United States. The first round of protests took place on August 22 when over 78,000 people turned out at 354 sites throughout the United States and in six foreign countries.

On October 10, 2015, pro-lifers will once again hit the streets and sidewalks outside Planned Parenthood facilities in protest, with a goal of bringing our message to even more Planned Parenthood locations.

Once again, Created Equal,  Pro-Life Action League, and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society are the main sponsors.

To support this effort financially, click HERE.

Local leaders are currently being recruited to host these protests, and protest locations will begin to be listed soon. If you are interested in signing on to lead a protest on October 10, please fill out the leadership application form.

Thousands are expected to attend these protests with the purpose of creating awareness of the barbaric practice of abortion and the sale of aborted baby body parts -- a scandal that has erupted in recent weeks due to undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress

What: Protest PP's disrespect for human life, harvesting and selling of aborted baby parts
Where: Hundreds of Planned Parenthood facilities across America
When: October 10, 2015 from 9:00am-11:00am

If you want to become an organizer of one of the protests or more information, go to ProtestPP.com

"#ProtestPP is not an event but a movement of Americans who are taking action. These undercover videos have awakened the conscience of the nation to barbarous acts of the abortion company – Planned Parenthood. Now is the time to act!"


Five Reasons Why I'm Proud of our Planned Parenthood Protests




by Father Frank Pavone
Fox News Opinion


The simultaneous protests at Planned Parenthood facilities throughout the nation -- protests which occurred in over 330 cities at the end of last month -- will continue in the months ahead. As one of the leaders helping to organize these protests, I can speak to the spirit and purpose of these events. That spirit and purpose is just as important to know as the existence of the event itself. Let me make five simple points.

First, yes, these are protests. In our day, many Christians shy away from the word 'protest,' but there is no reason to do so. To affirm good means to reject evil. To stand up for what is right means to protest what is wrong.

When people realize the atrocities going on in Planned Parenthood, such as the harvesting of body parts, and when they have the courage to view what an aborted baby actually looks like, a voice of protest arises from inside of them: "No, this is wrong; this must stop!"

At that point, every human being is at a crossroads: we either act on that voice of protest or we silence it.
These protests embody the voices of women who have in fact had abortions and have learned through bitter experience that abortion doesn't solve any problems.
To have organized, public protests is one way to choose the former option; to choose the latter and ignore the problem is to begin to deaden one's conscience.



Father Frank Pavone is National Director of Priests for Life and Missionaries of the Gospel of Life. He is president of the National Pro-life Religious Council and Pastoral Director for Rachel's Vineyard, the world's largest ministry of healing after abortion. He travels throughout the country, to an average of four states every week, preaching and teaching against abortion.



Sunday, September 20, 2015

Is Planned Parenthood Committing Murder?

A Tale of Four Babies


By Cheryl Sullenger
Operation Rescue

Washington, DC - On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee convened a hearing to investigate allegations that Planned Parenthood may be engaged in criminal activity related to the selling of aborted baby remains, altering abortion procedures to ensure sellable organs, and intentionally killing babies born alive during abortions in order to harvest their organs. These allegations were brought by evidence presented in a series of undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress.

The question of whether or not Planned Parenthood is committing murder - by far the most serious charge - has been generally obscured by the public focus on whether or not Planned Parenthood is profiting from the sale of aborted baby parts and on Planned Parenthood's dubious "analysis" that has given abortion supporters the ammo they desired to question the veracity of the videos.

The murder allegations really boil down to a tale of four babies.

Continue reading this exclusive Operation Rescue opinion article.

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.

              


U.S. House Passes Two Pro-Life Bills

Action Needed in the U.S. Senate



from Marie Tasy, Executive Director
New Jersey Right to Life


This past Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 3504, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act by a vote of 248-177, with one voting present Roll call vote 506 and H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 by a vote of 241-187, with 1 voting present (Roll Call vote 505).

We received word that U.S. Senate is expected to vote as early as Tuesday, September 22nd on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36). This bill passed the House of Representatives previously on May 13.

We also understand that the U.S. Senate will vote on an amendment to defund Planned Parenthood some time in the near future as part of a Continuing Resolution needed to fund the federal government. This is the second time the U.S. Senate will be voting to Defund Planned Parenthood. On August 3, the U.S. Senate failed to garner the 60 votes needed to pass legislation to defund Planned Parenthood. Unfortunately, NJ's two U.S. Senators Menendez and Booker shamefully voted No.

However, we must let them know that we are not going to go away and we're not going to let them off the hook. Please take action needed below.

     


Urge New Jersey's U. S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker to vote yes on H.R. 36, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and to vote yes to Defund Planned Parenthood. Take this opportunity to express your displeasure with their previous vote on Defunding Planned Parenthood and tell them that you expect them to do the right thing this time. Their contact information is below. Tell them to watch the videos! Links to many of the videos can be found on our website, using this link. 

Senator Robert Menendez
Wash.D.C. office 202 224-4744
NJ offices: 973 645-3030, 856 757-5353
Email: www.menendez.senate.gov


Senator Cory Booker
Wash. D.C. office: 202 224-3224
NJ offices: 973 639 8700, 856 338-8922
Email: www.booker.senate.gov

For those who live in other areas, use this link to find the contact information for your Senators.  


House votes to defund Planned Parenthood



The House voted Friday to block hundreds of Planned Parenthood clinics from getting federal funds for one year, a vote that was meant to deliver a strong rebuke to the country's largest abortion provider, and also help avert a government shutdown.

The measure passed 241-187 Friday morning with the support of just two Democrats, and three Republicans voted against it. It would halt roughly $500 million in federal funds, mostly through Medicaid and family planning dollars, to nearly 700 Planned Parenthood clinics around the country, unless the chain of women's health clinics agrees to stop offering the procedure.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Unprecedented Event on Sept. 22: Dawn to Dusk #PPSellsBabyParts Overpass Outreach



From John Pisciotta, Director
Pro-Life Waco



What? First ever “Dawn to Dusk” pedestrian overpass outreach in the nation. 3-foot high banners will be displayed over I-35 as well as service roads. (Aborted baby images will not be used. See attached flyer.) We will engage over 100,000 travelers from Texas, the U.S.A, and the world. To promote overpass participation from beyond Waco, the event has been promoted through the Waco Tribune-Herald; with radio ads on 1230AM, KTEM, KBBW, and KBDE; and through social media. Gifts for participants include pro-life yard signs, wrist bands, booklets, and jewelry.



Where? Interstate 35 pedestrian overpass near Baylor. Adjacent to where South 8thStreet dead ends at I-35. Overpass also has access on the Baylor side of I-35

           


When? Dawn to dusk (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.).Tuesday, September 22.

Why? This unprecedented overpass outreach is Pro-Life Waco’s response to what is known on social media as #PPSellsBabyParts. A series of undercover videos have been released by the “Center for Medical Progress” beginning on July 14. The videos show Planned Parenthood top-level physicians and executives discussing (often in a cavalier manner) PP’s involvement in the market for tissue and organs of aborted babies. Video #10, released on September 14, shows that Planned Parenthood leadership was well aware that the “women’s health organization” could face a public relations nightmare if the news ever got out that they were involved in the fetal organ market. The videos shocked the moral sense of many Americans and raised serious questions about the possibility of Planned Parenthood criminality.

Organizer of the outreach, John Pisciotta—Director of Pro-Life Waco,states:
Pro-life Americans have been outraged by the Center for Medical Progress videos and are mobilized to challenge Planned Parenthood’s desecration of babies lost to abortion. Moreover, we are deeply offended by the reality that Planned Parenthood could be caught in such acts and still receive millions of tax dollars. In Washington, we have initiatives to defund Planned Parenthood. In the State of Texas investigations of Planned Parenthood are underway. Pro-Life Waco sees this overpass outreach its opportunity do its part in opposing Planned Parenthood’s heartless actions. Pro-life Waco was well known for its initiatives within the Waco community. We have delivered weekly demonstrations at Bank of America (Valley Mills Drive) in September to challenge their financial contributions to Planned Parenthood. The overpass on Interstate-35 gives Pro-Life Waco the opportunity to extend our pro-life message to a nationwide audience. This message will encourage pro-lifers and challenge those who are supporters of abortions. “Honk now” signs will give supporters an opportunity to participate in the event. We are finding a surge in interest in the pro-life movement. This overpass outreach will provide an entry way for more pro-life “foot soldiers.” We anticipate some pro-life travelers will turn to come back and join us on the overpass.


MY POST ABORTIVE PROLIFE #LIFE: THE DEATH SONG OF THE PROABORT PUNDIT




by Reverend Katherine Marple
KeepLifeLeagal


Then, shouldn’t we acknowledge that abortion is rock bottom and that an intervention could have saved BOTH the mother and the child’s life? Jesus is always the answer to every question. But they need ears to hear: “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” [Rom 10:14].

Source: my post abortive prolife #LIFE: The Death Song of the Proabort Pundit


Join Us This Week in The Cradle of Liberty to Witness for Life and Against PP

During the World Meeting of Families 
Wednesday, September 23rd through Saturday, September 26th



The World Meeting of Families proclaims, "Love is our Mission, the Family Fully Alive." However, Planned Parenthood (PP) leads the attack on this mission in the Philadelphia area and throughout America. PP's abortionists kill approximately 350 children each week in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Beginning on July 14, 2015, a series of undercover videos has exposed PP's leading role in harvesting the organs of children killed by abortion and selling these organs for huge profit. These videos have shown that PP's abortionists cut open the face of newborn children, while they are living, in order to retrieve "fresh brain tissue."

Join us to show your mission of love to keep the family fully alive at a Prayer Vigil and Seminar

         


Prayer & Public Witness in Philadelphia:

8:00 am - Mass at St. Matthew Church, 3000 Cottman Ave, Northeast Philadelphia
9:00 - 11:00 am - Public Witness at Planned Parenthood's abortion chamber at Comly Road and Roosevelt Blvd, Northeast Philadelphia
9:00 am - Kickoff for 40 Days for Life at Planned Parenthood's abortion chamber at 1144 Locust Street, center city Philadelphia. This is co-sponsored by pro-life citizens form Delaware County

Pro-Life International Symposium:
                                           


Pro-Life International Symposium will be hosted by Priests for Life at the PA Convention Center's Grand Ballroom. Use this link for more information.







Rally Led by David Bereit:
7:00 - 9:00 pm - Join David Bereit, National Director of 40 Days for Life, for a pro-life rally with prayer and music at St. Matthew Church, 3000 Cottman Avenue, Northeast Philadelphia. Free-will offering.




               


Prayer & Public Witness in Philadelphia:
8:15 am - Mass at St. Martha, 1130 Academy Road, in Northeast Philadelphia.
9:00 - 11:00 am - Public Witness at Planned Parenthood's nearby abortion chamber at Comly Road and Roosevelt Blvd., Northeast Philadelphia.


Friday, September 18, 2015

#Fetaltissue research is "Antiquated Science




Dr. David Prentice on Planned Parenthood, Fetal Tissue. Please watch the video below:


 

Dr. Prentice is a Founding Member of Do No Harm: The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics, and an Adjunct Fellow of the Wilberforce Forum, with the Council for Biotechnology Policy. He has provided scientific advice for U.S. Senator Sam Brownback, U.S. Rep. Dave Weldon, and numerous other Members of Congress.


There Is Only One Way to End Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood. Here’s Why.




by Genevieve Wood
Daily Signal


Why, oh why, is it so hard for Republicans to do the right thing and put up a good fight to end taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood?

On this issue, and others before it, it seems the GOP leadership has decided that principles and campaign promises must succumb to the “what we believe is politically possible” line of thinking.

Translation: They are loathe to even consider any legislation that President Barack Obama threatens to veto or that Senate Democrats threaten to filibuster.

Further translation: Democrats are winning the game of chicken…again.


continue reading at http://dailysignal.com


Genevieve Wood advances policy priorities of The Heritage Foundation as senior contributor to The Daily Signal


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Witness For Life and Against Planned Parenthood in Bucks County

During the World Meeting of Families Friday, September 25, 2015



The World Meeting of Families proclaims, "Love is our Mission, the Family Fully Alive." However, Planned Parenthood (PP) leads the attack on this mission in the Philadelphia area and throughout America. PP's abortionists kill approximately 350 children each week in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Beginning on July 14, 2015, a series of undercover videos has exposed PP's leading role in harvesting the organs of children killed by abortion and selling these organs for huge profit. These videos have shown that PP's abortionists cut open the face of newborn children, while they are living, in order to retrieve "fresh brain tissue."

Join us to show your mission of love to keep the family fully alive at a Prayer Vigil and Seminar
8:00 am - Mass at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 605 West Street Road, Warminster, PA 
9:30 -0 10:30 am - Public Witness at Planned Parenthood's nearby abortion chamber at 610 Louis Drive, Warminster, PA.



Seminar with Reverend Pat Mahoney

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Join Reverend Patrick Mahoney, the National Director of the Christian Defense Coalition and a veteran national and international pro-life and human rights activist, for a behind-the-scenes description of the current Planned Parenthood expose and how it can result in long-term gains for the pro-life movement, at the VFW Hall at 645 Louis Drive, Warminster, across the street from Planned Parenthood's abortion chamber, Free-will offering.



The primary mission of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition is to provide financial support to area Crisis Pregnancy Homes that protect women from being forced or coerced into having abortions. These homes provide shelter and medical assistance to the expectant mother and her baby after it is born.

For more information on the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition, use this link.




Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Post-Abortion Healing Training Set for October in Central Pennsylvania




from the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation 

Hope Alive, an organization involved in post-abortion healing outreach, will host two special training events this fall in Pennsylvania.

Presenters will include Dr. Philip Ney, a psychiatrist and child psychologist well-known for his extensive research on the effects of abortion, and Dr. Donna Harrison of the American Association of Pro-Life OB-GYNs.

A week-long training for those interested in counseling men and women damaged by abortion, other pregnancy losses, child abuse and neglect, will be held from Oct. 17 to 25 in East Waterford, Pa.

An open forum "Ending the Cycles of Abuse and Abortion: Defining the Abortion Survivor" will be held on Oct. 28 at the Holiday Inn, Harrisburg. The forum is designed for psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, therapists, medical professionals, pastors, pregnancy center workers and students of these disciplines.

For details about both events, contact Karen Yoder at lhac2015@gmail.com or click here


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Planned Parenthood Caught Trying to Pressure El Salvador into Legalizing Abortion




By Steven Mosher and Jonathan Abbamonte
Population Research Institute 

As everyone knows by now, Planned Parenthood is preying on American women and dismembering their babies. But that does not exhaust the list of the abortion giant’s crimes. It turns out that it is actively and aggressively involved in growing its grisly business by exporting abortion to every corner of the Earth.

In El Salvador, for example, Planned Parenthood has been funding non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in El Salvador that have been actively involved in advocating and pressuring the government to legalize abortion. A recent article from the Salvadoran newspaper, La Prensa Gráfica, reveals the details of this covert operation to undermine existing pro-life laws.

El Salvador is one of only seven Latin American countries in which abortion is illegal in all circumstances. According to surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center, only 2 percent of Salvadorans find abortion morally acceptable. This makes El Salvador one of the most pro-life countries in Latin America.