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.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

" Abortion is the greatest deception that has plagued the black church since Lucifer himself."



By Rev. Clenard Childress, Jr.

It was mid-July when at our annual protest at the NAACP Convention in Philadelphia, I heard the breaking news of the efforts of the Center for Medical Progress. Mark Levin was on a glorious rant regarding the number of African-American babies killed by abortion along with the revelations of the barbaric and heinous acts of Planned Parenthood. The insidious Planned Parenthood was exposed dismembering live children (abortion) and the selling of their body parts. 

We must conclude that the "slave block" is still alive and well in America when it was discovered whole infant cadavers were being sold on the black market, all graphically recorded for all of America to see. As I traveled up Highway 95, God's presence filled the car and I heard an inward voice speak, as if He were speaking as the voice of America, "When Did We See You Naked...?" Though it was July, and highly unusual, it was impressed upon me by the Holy Spirit to share this message at "Walk for Life San Francisco." I rarely, if ever, receive inspiration that far in advance but that was the instruction.

I had that opportunity this past week and it was quite an experience I won't ever forget! Wherever you stand on the use of graphic pictures, you would have to agree, if it would have just been an audio recording produced by Center For Medical Progress, America would not have been stunned and Planned Parenthood would not be on the run. The graphic evidence personalizes the victims of abortion and exposes the cruelty of the act of abortion. 

Such evidence was crucial in America's and Planned Parenthood's responses. America saw graphic evidence of the atrocity of abortion and heard the cold blooded conversations of cruel individuals that kill and profit from the mutilation of live babies. Their expressions and cavalier attitudes were clearly seen and nauseated Americans of conscience. Due to the efforts of Center for Medical Progress, and reluctant main stream media, America "Saw the Victims Naked!"

Those who are familiar with the bible and Jesus teachings have taken a deep breath and understand that the courageous efforts of David Daleiden and the Center For Medical Progress was unquestionably an orchestrated project of God Himself to announce to the nation a certain pending judgment is not too far in the future! Mathew 25 is a familiar text where Jesus Himself gives the teaching of the Day-of-Judgment. In this particular dispensation men and women will stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 

No matter what your denomination: Catholic, Baptist, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Mormon, Holiness, Assemblies, and Seventh Day Adventist (I am tired) you have all used this scripture to teach Jesus Christ's return and judgment. It was amazing to me when I was a young man going to a Baptist Church that Jesus didn't say in this parable, "When did you accept Christ as your personal savior?" 

If you are of a Catholic persuasion, perhaps you thought it would be a question about Mass? If you are a Seventh Day Adventist, you perhaps thought it would be focused on the day you worshipped. I am sure the Holiness, Pentecostal, and Assemblies were expecting a question regarding speaking in Tongues. I should stop here before I don't have any friends at all...

The criteria that determined eternity was determined by six simple things we all in some way are capable of doing at some time in our lives. I will mention three and focus on the fourth.

Hungry you fed me, Thirsty you gave me drink, a Stranger and you took me in, "Naked You Clothed Me". There are two more and you might also conclude that one would be emotional, sick (the fifth mention of Jesus) to abort their child and any child sentenced to die, yet unborn – though in the womb – it now is a prison (the 6th mentioned) from which there is practically no chance to escape the sentence of death levied upon them. But the word we will focus upon is, Naked.

America can now never deny we did not see them Naked, for the lawsuits filed by Planned Parenthood will only cause more of America to see them Naked. See whom? According to Jesus you saw Him! For when asked the question, "When did we see you naked, Jesus? Jesus answered, 'And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.'"

When has America collectively, corporately seen Jesus naked? When David Daleiden exposed the treachery of Planned Parenthood and America saw Jesus mutilated, cut up, and sold for profit. Planned Parenthood doesn't clothe them; they mutilate and destroy them selling their bodies and talk of Lamborghinis.

I told you earlier I had the chance to share my July inspired message last week at Walk for Life San Francisco. Any preacher can tell you, holding a prophetic message that long can welcome the 'spirit of doubt' and the habitual question 'doubt' asked: "Are you sure about this?" Also most preachers, and especially evangelicals, predominately look for 'confirmations' to materialize from outside sources to confirm the direction or instruction one has received from God. Well here were two sure-enough ones!

1. It turns out David Daleiden was asked to speak at the event unbeknownst to me until November. I was ecstatic.

2. Just before I got up to preach a few young women from "Stop Patriarchy" came to harass David Daleiden, but they would in the end prove to be the greatest assistants in sermon illustration I have ever had in over 38 years of ministry! Why? Because they were "Naked" from the waist up.


Visit Rev.Childress' website: http://www.blackgenocide.org/black.html      

YOU-nique Creations



By Carol Tobias, President, National Right to Life
National Right to Life News Today 

In recent days, much of the country experienced millions of billions of trillions of snowflakes, and more on top of that. In other words, a countless number of snowflakes. Each snowflake is different from the other snowflakes, never to be duplicated again. Once those snowflakes melt, that particular design, that special creation, will never be seen again.

In their uniqueness, human beings are like those snowflakes. Specially designed and uniquely created. There have been billions of human beings on this earth yet no two people are alike. You are one-of-a-kind. You are unique. Or as some dear friends at my church recently reminded us: you are YOU-nique.



Jury Won't Convict Daleiden, Predicts Former Prosecutor



A former criminal prosecutor says the two pro-life activists indicted by a 
Texas grand jury will walk free if their case is put before a jury.


by Charlie Butts,Billy Davis
OneNewsNow


"There's not a jury in Harris County that will convict David Daleiden," predicts attorney Abraham Hamilton III.

Hamilton is familiar with Harris County because he worked there in the same district attorney's office that indicted Daleiden and co-worker Sandra Merritt.

He tells OneNewsNow that Harris County is a conservative area and those conservative beliefs will be reflected in a jury that's seated for a criminal trial.

Presenting the case against Daleiden is a surprising move, he says, because a conviction is so unlikely and would reflect badly on District Attorney Devon Anderson.



Planned Parenthood Indictment: Punishing the Pursuer Instead of the Perp



by Robert Knight
OneNewsNow

If all else fails, shoot the messenger.

On Monday, a grand jury in Houston indicted two journalists who made the explosive undercover videos that feature Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted babies' body parts while sipping wine in a restaurant.

A felony charge of tampering with a government record was filed against Center for Medical Progress (CMP) founder David Daleiden and CMP employee Sandra Merritt. Mr. Daleiden also was charged with soliciting the purchase of human organs – as if he really intended to buy them.

The grand jury was initially formed to probe whether a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic was illegally selling unborn babies' body parts. Instead, it indicted the people behind the sting.


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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Planned Parenthood Has Broken the Law or Been Fined in 8 States Since the Expose’ Videos

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By Conor Beck

Planned Parenthood is terrified of being held accountable for its disregard for the law and the dignity of unborn babies. That is why it is not just claiming to have done no wrong, but is trying to shut down the conversation completely.

On Wednesday, the abortion group tweeted:

"11 states have cleared PP of wrongdoing. Call on Speaker Ryan to end the special committee investigation into PP". http://ppact.io/1UptNNg
4:33 PM - 27 Jan 2016

Those following the abortion group closely know otherwise, and question why a group so adamant about the Center for Medical Progress videos being misleading goes out of its way to prevent Americans from seeing them.

They also question why Planned Parenthood is using the indictment against pro-life advocate David Daleiden as proof that truth is on their side, while neglecting the fact that Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson has a Planned Parenthood board member working for her, and that her campaign received more than $25,000 from an attorney that works for a late-term abortionist. Planned Parenthood also is not addressing how it makes sense for a whistle-blower like Daleiden to be charged for buying organs illegally, whereas Planned Parenthood was not for selling them.

Though Planned Parenthood continues to deny any wrong-doing and many in the mainstream media are echoing the abortion group’s talking points, the group has been caught violating the law in numerous states in the past six months:


See states that have violated laws and  been fined:  http://www.lifenews.com/2016/01/29/

Supreme Court Sets Date for Little Sisters of the Poor’s Challenge to Obama HHS Mandate


By Steven Ertlet

The Supreme Court has set the date for oral arguments for Little Sisters of the Poor’s challenge to the Obama HHS mandate. The nation’s highest court will hear debate from attorneys representing the Catholic religious order and the Obama administration on Wednesday, March 23 at 10 a.m.

The Little Sisters of the Poor are asking the nation’s highest court to ensure they do not have to comply with Obamacare’s abortion mandate. The mandate compels religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions.

Without relief, the Little Sisters would face millions of dollars in IRS fines because they cannot comply with the government’s mandate that they give their employees free access to contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs.

Previously, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily protected the Little Sisters from the mandate. The Little Sisters then went before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to extend that protection, but a panel of the appeals court ruled against them. Eventually the full appeals court ruled in its favor but the Obama administration appealed.

The Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of Catholic nuns who care for the elderly poor, urged the Supreme Court to protect them from $70 million dollars in government fines for refusing to violate their Catholic faith. This is the second time the Sisters have been forced to ask the Supreme Court for protection from the government’s efforts to make them to provide contraceptives to their employees. The Supreme Court gave the Sisters preliminary protection in January 2014, and it will hear their case in March of this year.



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Invoices from Houston Planned Parenthood Show Profit from Aborted Baby Remains ..

..And Add Concerns that Grand Jury Tainted by Bias


Operation Rescue calls for the resignation of Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson for her retaliatory prosecution of pro-life activists and cover-up of apparent Planned Parenthood crimes.

Houston, Texas - Yesterday, Operation Rescue's Texas attorney, Brisco Cain, released never-before seen documents that show Planned Parenthood engaged in providing fetal body parts from aborted babies to four public-funded Texas universities.

Cain stated in a news conference held in front of the Houston Planned Parenthood office that the documents "appear to throw water on Planned Parenthood's claim that they do not profit from the sale of fetal tissue, but only make enough to cover their costs."

These documents add to mounting evidence that the Harris County grand jury's decision to "clear" Planned Parenthood was motivated not on the evidence, but by bias against Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, for complaints filed against another Houston abortionist, Douglas Karpen, in 2013. Newman served as a founding board member for the Center for Medical Progress, which released a series of undercover video summaries last year that clearly showed Planned Parenthood was illegally profiting from the sale of aborted baby remains.

Instead, the grand jury indicted CMP head David Daleiden, and his associate, Sandra Merritt, who appeared in the undercover videos taken at the Houston Planned Parenthood office.

"It is now clear that the Harris County grand jury never really investigated Planned Parenthood," said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue. "Because of this new evidence, we renew our call for a new grand jury to investigate Planned Parenthood to be directed by an independent special prosecutor not related in any way to Devon Anderson, anyone in the Harris County District Attorney's office, or Anderson's friend, Chip Lewis."

Many of the documents and e-mails released by Cain were signed by Melissa Farrell, Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, Texas, the same Planned Parenthood official who appeared in the fifth video released by the CMP on August 4, 2015.

The invoices that originated from Planned Parenthood divided their bills into two general categories. First was the "reimbursement for study supplies" which appear to be costs related to the fetal tissue. Reimbursement for hard costs is allowable under the law.
The second was "consent payments," which appears to be a designation where Planned Parenthood 'hid' the profit. This payment would be illegal.

In a statement released yesterday, Daleiden explained how Farrell indicated to him how she could cover up the payments or aborted baby specimens in order to make them look like expenses.

"Farrell admitted on camera to undercover investigators that PPGC 'worded' the per-specimen charges for fetal specimens as 'per consent' in order to 'frame' the project budget in a way that will look legal 'on paper,'" stated Daleiden.

"Because Planned Parenthood was selling to publicly funded universities, this means that our tax dollars went to buy aborted baby remains and ended up in the pockets of Planned Parenthood executives," said Sullenger. "Yet Devon Anderson turned a blind eye to this crime while charging the people that reported the crimes. This injustice must not be allowed to stand."

In addition to a new investigation of Planned Parenthood, Operation Rescue is now calling for the resignation of District Attorney Devon Anderson and for the reopening of an investigation Douglas Karpen, who was accused of the murder of at least two babies who were born alive during late-term abortions at his abortion facility in Houston.

View the Documents 
Read the Breitbart article that broke this story. 
Read background on the Karpen case and its connection to the Planned Parenthood case. 
Read the Jan. 28, 2016, statement from the Center for Medical Progress.

Voices for the Unborn is dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. To read our Mission Statement, use this link. You can also follow us on Facebook, Google, and Pinterest. Help spread the word by sharing our articles on your favorite social networks.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Planned Parenthood in South Carolina Fights Fine for Cooking Remains of Aborted Babies

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By Holly Gatling

South Carolina has a long history of grotesque abortion stories — from aborting a baby who lived 21-days to documenting an abortionist grinding up babies’ bodies in a common sink disposal.

The most recent disgusting revelation involves all three abortion facilities in South Carolina, but most prominently Planned Parenthood in Columbia, S.C. According to the duly authorized investigation by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), the PPFA staff has been illegally cooking the bodies of aborted babies who were then dumped in garbage landfills.

It is bad enough that the law requires the babies’ bodies to be cremated or donated for scientific research. But the DHEC citation of Planned Parenthood noted that there had been 23 shipments of aborted babies that had been “steam sterilized.” In my book that is nothing more than cooking the bodied of aborted babies and that is illegal in South Carolina.

Planned Parenthood got caught and heavily fined for illegally disposing of the “products of conception,” the technical name for aborted babies. Now the abortion giant is fighting to keep from paying the fine while shrieking that the government is on a politically motivated “witch hunt.” Never mind that DHEC uncovered the nauseating “health care” practices in the state’s abortion industry.

Begun in September of 2015, the South Carolina House Legislative Oversight Committee continues its investigation of the three free-standing abortion facilities in the state. The purpose of the investigation is to determine if any abortion facility traffics in baby body parts as some Planned Parenthood facilities have been caught doing in other states.

To deflect attention from the other illegal practices that have been unearthed, Planned Parenthood officials and supporters smugly crow that the probe has shown no evidence that the local abortion businesses trafficked in the bodies and body parts of aborted babies. Be that as it may, the investigation is shining a cleansing light on the pit-of-hell practices that go on in the state’s abortion businesses.

It’s Basket Bonanza for Moms & Babies Time!



Good Counsel Homes South Jersey Annual Buffet and Basket Fund Raiser, hosted by St. Margaret’s Knights of Columbus Council, at Infant Jesus Parish, (St. Margaret’s Gym) in Woodbury Heights. All proceeds will benefit the moms and babies of Good Counsel Homes, Riverside.

Doors open at 6:00 pm. Dine at a delicious all-you-can-eat Italian buffet provided by Botto’s Italian Line Restaurant, while listening to the musical stylings of John Childress. Peruse the bountiful gift baskets that could be yours and take your chances with the 50/50 raffle.

$30.00 advance tickets are available until February 18. After February 18, ticket prices will be $35.00 and will also be sold at the door. Bring your family and friends – we promise it will be a fantastically fun evening and knowing you are helping those less fortunate will make it a rewarding time as well, especially in this Year of Mercy.

To get your tickets today, call JoAnn DiNoia at 609-387-2928 or email her at joanne_dinoia@goodcounselhomes.org.



Good Counsel is a nationally recognized nonprofit leader and innovator in creating supportive residential care and community-based services for homeless, expectant, and new mothers and their children in the context of the Catholic social tradition. Pregnant and expectant mothers, with or without other born children, including mothers with mental health or addiction challenges, from any location, are able to receive help in a Good Counsel home.

Headquarters are in Hoboken, New Jersey, where Good Counsel was founded, during 1985. Good Counsel today operates four homes: in the Bronx, Harrison and Spring Valley, New York and in Riverside, New Jersey.  For more information, use this link.  

Pro-Life Advocate Fired From Her Job After Telling Her Boss She’s Pro-Life

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By Liberty Pike

Last week, the new president of the Oregon Right to Life board of directors, Harmony Daws, was fired from her position as operations manager of a thriving Portland-area cleaning business, ostensibly for her religious and political beliefs. Two weeks prior, she had told her left-leaning boss, during a conversation they had in the context of their four-year friendship, that she had accepted the position as president.

After that conversation, her boss came to her again and told her to never mention her pro-life work. Her employer was cold and distant for the following week and a half until Friday when she fired Harmony for being a “discriminator” and for Harmony’s beliefs that she saw online, apparently including her blog and the ORTL website.

Employees who worked under Harmony varied in beliefs and lifestyles, including a Satanist, a Wiccan, a lesbian, and atheists too. Upon hearing of her firing, several of them told her they had never felt discriminated against in any way. They said she “loved everyone.” It was because of Harmony’s work running the daily operations of the company that her boss went from struggling to make payroll for three employees to a team of 14 employees with projected 2016 sales of over $500,000.

It is clear that Harmony (in picture above on right) was the one discriminated against, not the discriminator. Harmony said, “What my employer did was illegal. Firing someone based on their religious or political beliefs is a civil rights violation. I’m a libertarian and I support my former employer’s right to hire and fire as she chooses. However, she could have asked for a resignation over our difference of beliefs. To have been mistreated as I was by being fired, after my exemplary record as an employee, was unconscionable. Regardless, had I known then what the price to accept the presidency would be, I would still have accepted the position. Fighty-eight million children have lost their lives since 1973. Losing a job in my stand for their right to life was a small price to pay.”


Stand up to Hillary‏...



Your signature is needed today to stand up to pro-abortion advocates




from Marjorie Dannenfelser, President
Susan B. Anthony List

As I’ve told stated before, Hillary Clinton is a pro-abortion radical who supports abortion on-demand up until the very end of a pregnancy.

Now she’s going a step further. After receiving the endorsement of abortion giant Planned Parenthood, Hillary announced she wants to get rid of the Hyde Amendment, which bars taxpayer money from paying for abortions.

Hillary stood by Planned Parenthood after the release of horrifying videos last year that showed their involvement in the harvest and sale of body parts from aborted babies.

Her latest proposal to end Hyde means she wants to use our tax money to pay for abortions on-demand!

Hillary and her allies won’t stop with just the Hyde Amendment and forcing us to fund abortion. They will fight to EXPAND taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood and against compassionate, common-sense legislation that protects unborn children and their mothers.

We must be sure that pro-life Republicans running for President speak out forcefully against repealing the Hyde Amendment as part of their overall pro-life stance.

Sign the petition today – tell the Republican candidates to stand for life and against taxpayer funding of abortion by clicking on the button below.

           


In an election year, it’s vitally important that candidates stand up for their values and against the values of Hillary and other pro-abortion politicians. Another way to help is to forward this email to your friends and family and ask them to sign it.


How This Ultrasound Program Brought Life to 358,000 Babies


 


by Leah Jessen
The Daily Signal


The pro-marriage, pro-life group Focus on the Family is celebrating the 12th anniversary of Option Ultrasound, a program that rejoices in the birth of 358,000 babies who had been at risk for abortion.

“Here at Focus on the Family, what we wanted to do was help equip the pregnancy medical clinics around the country to be able to provide that ultrasound service to a woman who found herself with an unintended pregnancy and weighing her options,” Kelly Rosati, the Christian organization’s vice president of community outreach, told The Daily Signal.

Option Ultrasound was designed to provide grants to cover the costs of new ultrasound machines and sonogram equipment training for medical personnel at pregnancy centers around the country.

“Ultrasound has been described as a window to the womb,” Rosati said. “It gives the woman an opportunity to see for herself and to connect with her child.”

continue reading at http://dailysignal.com

Voices for the Unborn is dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. To read our Mission Statement, use this link. You can also follow us on Facebook, Google, and Pinterest. Help spread the word by sharing our articles on your favorite social networks.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Why This Local Pharmacist’s Religious Liberty Case Could Go to Supreme Court




by Elizabeth Slattery
The Daily Signal

The Stormans believe that by dispensing these drugs, they would be aiding in the destruction of human life, directly contradicting their Christian faith.
Can a state force pharmacists to prescribe abortion-inducing drugs at the expense of their religious beliefs? This is the central issue in a case the Supreme Court may agree to hear in its next term.

In 2007, the State of Washington passed a law requiring all pharmacies to deliver “all lawfully prescribed drugs or devices” in a timely manner to all customers. This “Delivery Rule” contains several exemptions such as business or convenience reasons for not stocking certain drugs, but there is no exemption for religious objections.





As March for Life Gathers, New Threats to Human Dignity

 


by Most Rev. William E. Lori 
America - The National Catholic Review

The legalization of abortion in 1973 unleashed a significant threat against human dignity. By narrowing the definition of a human person, the United States Supreme Court eliminated legal protections for the most vulnerable. Since that fateful decision, over 55 million unborn children have lost their lives to abortion.

Today, we see a new threat to human dignity, as conscience protections for people with moral or religious objections to abortion are being taken away. Powerful individuals and institutions in our society seek to force people to be part of the abortion business.

In 2009, Cathy DeCarlo, a nurse and woman of faith, was forced to participate in a 22-week abortion against her will. Despite her protests, her supervisors required that she assist at an abortion involving the dismemberment of an unborn child, leading her to suffer long-term psychological trauma, including graphic nightmares and insomnia.
continue reading at http://americamagazine.org

The Most Rev. William E. Lori is the archbishop of Baltimore.


Pennsylvanians for Human Life Hold their Annual Banquet February 28th



An important part of PHL’s educational mission is the sponsorship of an annual Celebrate Life Banquet. These banquets, as well as the luncheons and conferences which PHL has sponsored, serve three purposes.
  1. An opportunity to learn about issues and new developments in the battle to protect human lives.
  2. A social event enabling the supporters of PHL and of the right to life in general to meet and recognize that we are not alone and that we are not few.
  3. For the Annual Banquet in particular this is an important source of funds for the continuation of PHL’s mission.
Special guest speaker for this event is Alex Schadenberg, Founder Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.

Recipient of the Margaret Way Hoffner Award is John M. Travaline, M.D., Temple University, Professor of Thoracic Medicine, Bioethicist.

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Bernadette Dugan, nursing liaison with Hospice Care at Riddle Memorial/Main Line Health.

Tickets can be purchased by sending a check made out to PHL Education Fund to 590 Snyder Avenue, Suite 201,West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382.  Cost is $75.00 per person or $700.00 for a table of 10.  Student tickets are $35.00 or $350.00 for a table of 10.

Additional information on this banquet can be found at their website using this link or by calling 610-696-0780.

PHL is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization established in 1970 (before Roe v Wade) to provide educational presentations on pro-life issues. While a number of other pro-life organizations have been formed in the Philadelphia area since that time (other local pro-life organizations) PHL is the only one which has continuously focused on its original mission, education. The other organizations, many of them split off from PHL, have focused on other pro-life issues such as chastity, crisis pregnancy, political action, post-abortion support, and legislation.   For more information, use this link.  

Voices for the Unborn is dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. To read our Mission Statement, use this link. You can also follow us on Facebook, Google, and Pinterest. Help spread the word by sharing our articles on your favorite social networks.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Woman Conceived in Rape: I’m Not a Child of the Rapist, I’m a Child of God

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By  Micaiah Bilger

When people make an exception for abortion in cases of rape, they probably are not thinking about people like Mary Rathke.

Rathke was born after her mother was raped and chose life for her. Now she works to help people see the life-threatening implications of rape exceptions for people like herself.

During the March for Life on Jan. 22 in Washington, D.C., Rathke told the Family Research Council, “I’m here because I was conceived in rape, and so many different times I hear people say ‘I’m pro-life’ except in the case of Mary Rathke.”

“That’s really my story, and I want everyone to know that while the world might think that I’m the child of a rapist, God looks at me and says I’m a child of God,” she said, according to CNS News.

“We need to defend all life. We need to care for both victims – the mother and the child,” she said. “We need to give her care and compassion, because pregnancy is temporary, and death is permanent, and she will carry the guilt of that abortion even though someone else raped her, so we need to love them both.”

Writing for LifeNews in 2014, she described herself and other children conceived in rape as minorities who often are targets of hate. She said some people have told her that she should have been aborted.

“Can you look me in the eyes and tell me my mother should have had the option of legally aborting me and that my life is not worth fighting for?” she challenged.


GOVERNMENT SEEKING TO PLAY GOD NOW ....



GOVERNMENT SEEKS 'AUTHORITY TO DETERMINE WHAT IS SIN'

An Invitation to Attend the Northeast Philadelphia Pro-Life General Meeting


The Legacy of Life Foundation supports two crisis pregnancy centers that save hundreds of women and children from abortion every year by providing compassionate and effective care for and outreaches to abortion-minded mothers.

These centers are the Community Women's Center of Bucks County in Bristol and the Community Women's Center of  Philadelphia inc enter-city.  Come to learn how you can support the amazing life-saving work of these centers
Other topics to be discussed at this meeting include:
  • Lenten Fridays For Life Campaign at Planned Parenthood's abortion chamber on Comly Road
  • Parish pro-life renewal efforts during the Year of Mercy
  • Assisting the passage of upcoming state pro-life legislation. 
 Your attendance and participation are vital to the success of these efforts.

For additional information, contact Howard Walton at  paprolifecoalition@gmail.com or by phone  at 215-698-0820. 


Join Us on January 30th to Remember John P. Stanton - Founder of Pennsylvania's Pro-Life Movement




John P. Stanton spent endless hours praying for the unborn, helping mothers in crisis pregnancies to get access to the necessary services and goods they would need to welcome their unborn children into this world, and petitioning lawmakers to defend the rights of the unborn.

We ask you to join us in prayer, to remember him by taking part in his fight for the unborn.

         

     

Annapolis 101 - January 30, 2016




From Maryland March for Life
  • Do you know how many issue and budget decisions happen on the state and local level?
  • Do you feel that your views and concerns are adequately reflected in Maryland laws and policies?
  • Do you know who your state delegates and representatives are? Do they know who you are?
If you answered "no" to all or some of these questions, then it might be time for "Annapolis 101." Come join us for an informative and practical workshop that will familiarize you with the legislative process in the state of Maryland, introduce you to the best practices of advocating for your values - all within a Christian vision of fulfilling our call to be leaven in our society. Come join us - the state of Maryland needs you!




All are welcome! Please spread the word. Click on image below to register.


             
   




Pay No Attention to What Planned Parenthood Is Doing Behind the Curtain




by Hans von Spakovsky
The Daily Signal 

In an astonishing bit of legerdemain, a local grand jury in Harris County, Texas, has refused to indict Planned Parenthood for violating a Texas statute that prohibits the attempted sale of human organs, despite the video evidence to the contrary showing Planned Parenthood doctors and executives discussing organ sales.

But the very same grand jury has indicted David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), who organized, filmed, and released the undercover “60 Minutes”-style videos, for supposedly violating the very same Texas statute, which also prohibits the attempted purchase of human organs.

In other words, a private individual whose only intent is to expose possibly illegal activity is under indictment for actions in connection with an undercover video operation, but the illegal actor itself—Planned Parenthood—is off the hook. This backward situation will undoubtedly chill journalistic activity in Texas and elsewhere.

According to copies of the two charging sheets filed with the Harris County Clerk’s Office that we obtained, Daleiden and his colleague, Sandra Merritt, were also indicted for tampering with a governmental record—specifically, making and presenting a falsified California driver’s license, which is a felony.

continue reading at http://dailysignal.com

Hans von Spakovsky is an authority on a wide range of issues—including civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration, the rule of law and government reform—as a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and manager of the think tank’s Election Law Reform Initiative.

40 Days for Life Spring Campaign Begins on February 10th in West Chester, Pa.



From Paulette Matthews
Chester County Pro-Life


  • 18th - 40 Days for Life Campaign
  • Opening Day Prayer Vigil
  • Abby Johnson
  • Midway Prayer Events
  • Knight of Columbus Honors Father Michael J. McGivney
  • Palm Sunday
  • 40 Days for Life Website & Podcast 
The following are events taking place during the 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign in West Chester, PA. Those living in or around this area are encouraged to attend these events. For more information, please contact Paulette Matthews at paulettematthews@hotmail.com.

18th - 40 Days for Life Campaign in Chester County, Pa.
February 10 to March 20th 8 AM to 8 PM
Planned Parenthood
8 S. Wayne and Market Street (West Chester)

This campaign starts with very good news. It was reported that one baby was saved during our last campaign which brings the total of the babies saved in West Chester since 2007 to 37 saves, that we now know of. It would be a spiritual boost to all of us that if you know of a baby saved during a campaign, you would share that blessing with me so I can pass it on to all of us. I have no other way of knowing.


Opening Day Prayer Vigil 



On the Opening Day, February 10th, of this campaign, we will have an ecumenical, candlelight prayer vigil in front of Planned Parenthood, 8th S. Wayne St. from 7 PM to 8 PM.

We have been praying for the end of abortion for over 40 years. We have watched laws give more protection to the unborn since the 1973 Supreme Court made abortion legal in all 50 states. We have worked at creating more crisis pregnancy centers than there are abortion facilities to provide help and hope to mothers. God, always, hears our prayer and is always faithful. 

In Psalm 94:4 (NIV) "They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers are full of boasting." Who ever would have thought to pray that in the boastfulness of Planned Parenthood, they would, themselves, expose their own evil deeds. God has worked though David Daleiden with the videos that he has present and Lily Rose has just release another video talking with Leroy Carhart, the late term abortionist in Germantown, Md. The website liveaction.org/inhuman/ exposes more of the evils of abortion. Through all of us, God is bring forth the truth and we must continue to spread his love and light.

Our candlelight pray hour will be held in the spirit of thankfulness that God has given us the insight and courage to unconditionally defend life and that God is sharing with us a glimpse of His unconditional love that He has for all of us. God has rewarded us in ways we never would have imagined. 

Matt 17:20 "Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

Abby Johnson 
Valentines's Day February 14th 
4 PM to 6 PM
St Peter's Catholic Church
2835 Manor Road
West Brandywine Rd. 19320
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I cannot encourage you enough to attend Abby's event. Abby will share with you her spiritual journey. This is truly a story of love and what better day than Valentine's Day to learn how God is offering His love through Abby to His lost lambs working in the abortion mills.

Midway Prayer Events 

 

On March 5th from 9 AM to 10 AM, 40 Days will be joining with the Helpers of God Precious Infants to say the rosary in front of PP and then retire to St. Agnes' cafeteria for a continental breakfast and pro-life updates for our local areas. The Helpers are present at PP every 1st Saturday year round. Great way to meet more pro-life prayer warriors! All are invited to attend.

                           

  Later the same day at 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM an ecumenical prayer service will be lead by Thomas Ackerman. Tom embraces the Messianic Jewish faith. We are hoping to reach out to the PP workers as they leave for the day at 2 PM with information from Abby Johnson's "And Then There Were None" ministry.

Hopefully, this will give the worker a chance to reconsider their life choices and have the help they need to leave the abortion industry.


Knight of Columbus Honors Father Michael J. McGivney
March 15 8 AM to 8 PM       

 

Pope Benedict XVI declared Fr. Michael J. McGivney venerable on March 15, 2008 approving a degree of "Heroic Virtue" for the parish priest who founded the Knights of Columbus. 

Through the Knight of Columbus, Fr. McGivney gave laymen a new opportunity-the chance to grow in holiness while contributing to their parishes, communities and security of their families.  All men are invited to stand in solidarity witnessing for the sanctity of human life and showing that men do take on the responsibly of fatherhood as men are the authors of life so designed by God. 

Sign up for an hour on the 40daysforlife.com/chestercounty vigil calendar, if possible sign up for an hour or so after 12 noon til 8 PM. Tuesday morning is the day that the children loose their lives to abortion. From 8 AM to 12 noon many people are already there offering help and hope to the women going in for their abortions. The 12 PM til 8 PM hours are open.

     Palm Sunday



Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. Jesus traveled to Jerusalem knowing that His journey would end in His sacrificial death on the cross for the sins of all mankind.

This is 40 Days for Life in West Chester greatest outreach prayer service to the local community to draw attention that children are being sacrificed right in their neighborhood. It is also a reminder that Christ died for them too no matter how busy they are or how irrelevant Christ seems to them. The Holy Spirit can turn a quick glance into a life time of change.

40 Days for Life Website & Podcast 


40 Days For Life now has podcasts! (click on the image above for more info) You can also log on to 40daysforlife.com and learn how you can easily help make 40 Days more success than ever.

The vigil calendar for signing up your hours of prayer is much easier this campaign. All days of both months, Feb and March, are listed on one page. Just click on the day and the time slots are available.

Thank you for being faithful to the 40 Days for Life Campaign in West Chester. With out your sacrifices of time, prayer and inconveniences, we could not be embarking on our 18th Campaign in Chester County. Everyone of you is greatly need. Tell others what you are doing and invite them to go and prayer with you. It is such a blessing to have the opportunity to offer an hour of time in prayer which could become a life time for a child.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Planned Parenthood Board Member Works in Office of D.A. Who Indicted David Daleiden

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By Steven Ertelt  

As Life News reported on Monday, a Texas grand jury has ignored the videos exposing a Houston-based Planned Parenthood abortion clinic caught selling aborted baby body parts and has instead indicted the man behind producing the expose’ videos.

The Texas grand jury indicted David Daleiden and another pro-life activist, Sandra Merritt, behind the videos. Instead of prosecuting Planned Parenthood for selling aborted baby parts, Daleiden was indicted for buying them.

Daleiden and Merritt were charged with one felony related to tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count related to buying human tissue. The felony charge was in reference to the use of a fake ID. If convicted, Daleiden faces 20 years in prison while Planned Parenthood officials face no legal consequences for their actions.

At the same time, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson (pictured) announced that Harris County’s investigation into the criminal conduct at Houston’s Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast has ended. Anderson said that the case is closed and that she has no further recourse.

The announcement of the closure of the Planned Parenthood investigation and indictment of Daldiden is very concerning for pro-life advocates — in part because a Planned Parenthood board member works as a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office.

The pro-life group Operation Rescue informed LifeNews.com that a prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s office serves on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood.


The Real Meaning Behind the Brief Submitted by 113 Pro-abortion Female Lawyers

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By Dave Andrusko

We’ve written twice and probably should have posted at least one more story about the friend of the court brief submitted by 113 female lawyers who’d had abortions. Their message to the Supreme Court considering portions of Texas’s 2013 law? “To the world, I am an attorney who had an abortion, and, to myself, I am an attorney because I had an abortion.”

That’s the takeaway from Janice MacAvoy, who was one of the 113 signees. As she explained, although this lead from the brief were not her words, they could have been. Without the abortion 35 years ago, all the success she has since attained would have been impossible.

Thus, “It is critical that the court hear the voices of women like me whose access to safe and legal abortion allowed us to take control of our destinies and decide for ourselves when or if we would start our families.”

There are many messages embedded in the brief and in MacAvoy’s op-ed. And because the attorneys are arguing that abortion was the pivotal decision in their lives, many inconvenient truths must, at all costs, be avoided.

For example, she never pauses for a moment to reflect on how she became pregnant even though as she was about to graduate from high school, MacAvoy “was determined to break a cycle of poverty and teenage pregnancy that had shaped the lives of the previous three generations of women in my family — all mothers by age 18.”


Nor is there a nanosecond’s worth of reflection on the one whose extinction she credits with her success. All we’re told is that virtually no woman regrets her abortion, which is sheer nonsense, as Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, NRLC’s director of education, demonstrated when he dug beneath the surface of the reassuring pro-abortion studies.

Read more: http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2016/01/



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Monday, January 25, 2016

Harris Grand Jury Indicts Pair Behind Planned Parenthood Videos



By Brian M. Rosenthal and Brian Roger
Houston Chronicle 

A Harris County grand jury investigating allegations that a Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston illegally sold the tissue of aborted fetuses has cleared the organization of wrongdoing and instead indicted two anti-abortion activists behind the undercover videos that sparked the probe.

Secret videographers David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were both indicted on charges of tampering with a governmental record, a second-degree felony that carries a punishment of up to 20 years in prison. Daleiden received an additional misdemeanor indictment under the law prohibiting the purchase and sale of human organs.


continue reading at http://www.chron.com



Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics Located Near Half of Catholic Colleges, Alarming Pro-Lifers

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By Kimberly Scharfenberger

Half of all four-year, residential Catholic colleges in the U.S. are within five miles of Planned Parenthood facilities, a study by The Cardinal Newman Society has found. Catholic pro-life leaders warn that the close proximity of these Planned Parenthood centers threatens the well-being of students and the culture of Catholic campuses.

Planned Parenthood is, by its mission, directly opposed to Catholic values on sexuality, artificial contraception and abortion. Many of its centers perform abortions and distribute contraceptives.

In its review of 188 four-year, residential Catholic colleges in the U.S., The Cardinal Newman Society found that 92, or 49 percent, are within five miles of a Planned Parenthood facility. Of these, 13 are within one mile or less, 37 are within 1.1-3 miles and 42 are within 3.1-5 miles (see tables below).

“Catholic colleges didn’t invite this situation, but they can respond by demonstrating genuine concern for their students and fighting Planned Parenthood’s attempts to lure students to their centers,” said Patrick Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society.

“It’s important that Catholic colleges help pregnant students with counseling and referrals,” Reilly said. “But it’s also very important that they promote a campus culture that assumes and promotes chastity, educate students about sexual morality and the problems with contraception and sterilization, and dissuade students from entering Planned Parenthood centers by informing them about Planned Parenthood’s dreadful practices.”

In interviews with the Newman Society, Catholic pro-life leaders also stressed the need for college administrators to warn students about the dangerous influence of Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion business, and work to build a pro-life culture on campus.


New State Takes Lead in Protecting Unborn


A pro-life legal group is taking a look at accomplishments in passing pro-life legislation

by Charlie Butts
OneNewsNow


Americans United for Life has been tracking, state by state, the success of working pro-life proposals through the legislative process and into law.

Kristi Hamrick is a spokesperson for Americans United for Life, and she says that this year has a new winner for the top achiever in passing pro-life laws.

“This year Americans United for Life is very excited to have a new number one state,” she tells OneNewsNow. “Oklahoma took the place of Louisiana - so Oklahoma, Kansas and Louisiana are the top three states for protecting life in law, looking at a state's overall accomplishments.”



Supreme Court Won’t Let North Dakota Ban Abortions on Unborn Babies After 6 Weeks

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By Steven Ertlet

The Supreme Court is refusing to allow the state of North Dakota to ban abortions done on unborn babies after 6 weeks of pregnancy. The high court turned away North Dakota’s appeal of a lower court decision overturning the abortion ban the state legislature approved.

The decision is not surprising given the high court still has a pro-abortion majority that support Roe v. Wade, which allows virtually unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy and essentially prevents states from protecting most unborn children.

As LifeNews previously reported, at 22 days into pregnancy unborn children complete the development of their heart to the point that a heartbeat begins and the bill would stop abortions at that point. The law was meant to ban abortions when the unborn babies heartbeat begins but would have been applied at six weeks of pregnancy.

A federal appeals court had previously overturned the law. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals said the following about their ruling on the six-week ban: “Because there is no genuine dispute that (North Dakota’s law) generally prohibits abortions before viability — as the Supreme Court has defined that concept — and because we are bound by Supreme Court precedent holding that states may not prohibit pre-viability abortions, we must affirm the district court’s grant of summary judgment to the plaintiffs.”

Now, the nation’s highest court has also prevented North Dakota from putting the law in place: