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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Suggested Daily Prayers for Gov. Tom Wolf - Day 3 #onesoulatatime

'winning the war against unborn babies and their mothers one soul at a time'



Today as we pray for Gov. Tom Wolf, we ask that the Holy Spirit shows him overwhelming proof that abortion is murder.
We have no greater enemy that fuels the abortion industry than satan. We, who stand for life, are in a spiritual battle and we need to fight this battle with spiritual weapons.  

Please join us in our daily prayers this week for Gov. Wolf, and each week as we target other anti-life activist as we finally do win the war against unborn babies and their mothers, one soul at a time.



"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." Matthew 5:44


Announcement from A Baby's Breath Crisis Pregnancy Centers



Join us at this year's annual Leadership Course on March 18th at Villanova University! 

Open to all volunteers of A Baby's Breath and anyone interested in learning about us! Contact Rachael Jasienski @ ABBLeadershipCourse@gmail.com for signup information and/or questions.

A Baby's Breath Crisis Pregnancy Center in the greater Philadelphia area offers free ultrasounds, pregnancy counseling, pre-natal classes, parenting classes, material assistance, and GED tutoring. We are a 501 C3 organization and administrate our services through the help of volunteers.

A Baby's Breath’s primary mission is to "help a mother to see her child take his/her first breath”. It is a safe place where mothers, fathers, and families can talk freely without being judged and where they can hear the truth from a voice filled with compassion and hope. Through their pregnancy counseling sessions with our volunteers, mothers learn about the life developing inside of them and are given the opportunity to discuss and focus on their life goals. For more information about A Baby's Breath, please visit their website using this link.  


Help Save Lives In Philadelphia: 40 Days for Life – March 1st thru April 9th


On March 1st 40 Days for Life will be activating yet again vigils across the globe to promote the end to abortion.  40 Days for Life is a peaceful campaign focused on fasting and prayer as we stand witness outside local abortion centers in the hopes of turning hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life.
Details for the local Philadelphia community campaigns (there are three of them) are noted below.

If you have considered attending a vigil in the past, I would urge you to do so this year.  You will not only be physically and spiritually supporting our unborn children and their families, but you will have the opportunity to meet some incredible people who have dedicated their lives to ending abortion!
Also, if you have friends or relatives in other cities who are pro-life point them towards the 40 Days for Life website so they can see if there are vigils available in their community.

You can protect mothers and children by joining this worldwide mobilization!
Through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils and community outreach, 40 Days for Life has inspired 725,000 volunteers!
With God’s help … we’ve seen proven results in 19 coordinated campaigns:
•    12,668 babies saved from abortion
•    141 abortion workers converted
•    75 abortion centers closed

Watch this video that kicks off our Philadelphia campaign and join us!  You can learn more and get involved by visiting these three Philadelphia campaigns:

Northeast Philadelphia:
https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/northeast-philadelphia/
Center City Philadelphia (Locust Street):
https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/philadelphia/
Center City Philadelphia (Appletree Street):
https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/philadelphia-appletree/


Franklin Graham: “Raising Funds for Planned Parenthood is Like Raising Money to Fund a Nazi Death Camp”

“Every life is precious to God, and should be to us as well”


By Steven Ertelt
Life News


Christian minister Franklin Graham is not happy that Barbara Bush, the daughter of pro-life former President George W Bush, is going to headline a fundraiser for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham and founder of Samaritan’s Purse, has been a vocal advocate for babies in the womb throughout his ministry.

Barbara Pierce Bush recently made herself known as an advocate for the abortion giant Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion causes – in stark contrast to her father’s pro-life record.

Graham likens the Planned Parenthood fundraising event for the nation’s biggest abortion company the one funding a Nazi death camp.

In a Facebook post, Graham wrote: 

“Planned Parenthood is the #1 abortion provider in the United States. Raising funds for this organization is like raising money to fund a Nazi death camp—like Auschwitz, except for innocent babies in their mother’s wombs! Reports say they perform over 300,000 abortions per year. And this is the organization whose employees were caught on video trying to sell baby body parts over wine. Disgusting.”
Graham has frequently been critical of the Planned Parenthood abortion corporation.

Earlier this month, Graham condemned the deadly work of Planned Parenthood, describing its abortion practices as “Hitleristic.”  On Facebook on Friday, Graham addressed the current issue of defunding Planned Parenthood.

The new U.S. Congress is working on legislation to defund the abortion group, and President Donald Trump previously said he would support such a measure. The legislation would redirect tax dollars to federally-qualified community health clinics that offer more comprehensive care but don’t perform abortions.

“Planned Parenthood—the country’s largest abortion provider—received over $353 million in private donations according to a recent annual report. Why on earth would Congress give them another $550 million in government grants and reimbursements?” Graham wrote.
Planned Parenthood does approximately 320,000 abortions every year – totaling close to 1 million in the past three years, according to its own annual reports. Graham called these numbers a “tragedy.”
“Taxpayer dollars, withheld from American paychecks should never be used to fund a Hitleristic organization whose conduct many see as insidious, evil, unjust, and even criminal,” he continued. “How do they keep on slaughtering little ones, and yet portray themselves as health clinics? Death is their prescription.”
Graham urged lawmakers to unite in the effort to protect unborn babies from “this wholesale slaughter.” He also asked people to call their U.S. Senators and Representatives and urge them stop tax dollars from funding the abortion chain.
“Every life is precious to God, and should be to us as well,” Graham concluded.


‘Teen Vogue’ Has Already Pushed Abortion to Teens 63 Times in 2017


By Katie Yoder
Life Site News


Teen magazines targeting young women are no longer about make-up application, fashion tips or crushes. No, now they’ve found a more lucrative topic: abortion.

Earlier this month, Teen Vogue rightfully came under fire after publishing “What to Get a Friend Post-Abortion.” Conservative media and teenagers alike challenged the story that recommended teens give presents to their friends after having an abortion – from signing up as an abortion clinic escort to gifting an “angry uterus” heating pad. But the story is just one of many. In 2017 alone, Teen Vogue has already promoted abortion to teens more than 60 times.

This year, Teen Vogue has already published at least 63 articles promoting abortion (including showing abortion positively or restrictions on abortion negatively). Ironically, most of them appeared under the obsessed outlet’s “Wellness” section.
Several stories were connected to President Donald Trump and his new administration, including “Where Trump’s Potential Supreme Court Picks Stand on Reproductive Rights” on Jan. 27 and “Why Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s Pick for Attorney General, Is So Dangerous For Women” on Jan. 10.

And many centered on America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, like “Here’s Proof Planned Parenthood Is NOT Backing Down” on Jan. 13 and “Cecile Richards Addresses GOP Defunding Planned Parenthood” on Jan. 5. Other pieces pushed abortion as a side note, like “Over-the-Counter Birth Control May Finally Be Happening,” on Jan. 4.

At least six stories have been published this year by Teen Vogue of women talking about their own abortions, including NARAL President Ilyse Hogue:


Feb. 8: “What I Wish I Knew Before Having an Abortion

In contrast, Teen Vogue hasn’t published one single story this year of someone writing a personal story on adoption. MRCC also found four stories on abstinence (none in a positive light):

Jan. 17: “The Lies You Were Told in Sex Ed



Feb. 14 (?): “The 15 Worst States for STDs

Life Site News continues with 63 Teen Vogue stories promoting abortion in 2017


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

Pregnant, need help or know someone who does?  


National Hotline: Call 1-800-712-HELP or Text 'HELPLINE' to 313131.
In Southeast Penna:  Call or text 610-626-4006  


If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available.  Call Project Rachel's national toll-free number 888-456-HOPE (4673) or visit hopeafterabortion.org

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Why We Should Do Battle On Our Knees

'We win it [the battle] in the spirit by falling down on our knees before God in prayer.'

By J B Cachila
Christian Today


Everyone knows that in a gun battle, he who has a good vantage point has great advantage. In snowball fights, he who finds a good spot behind trees or some wall gets to hide from incoming snowballs. In a brawl, he who faces his foe will have better chances of winning than he who doesn't.

What I'm saying is that your position matters in a fight. Proper positioning will greatly help you see the enemy, avoid his attacks, and take winning steps to be able to achieve victory.

The Real Enemy

In our fight as Christians, however, we have to realize that our enemies aren't the people who hurt us. Our enemies aren't the circumstances around us. Our enemies aren't the people we hate. Our enemies aren't the people who offend us, but he who works in them to do us harm.
"For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places." (Ephesians 6:12 MEV)
We have to understand that our fight is always in the spiritual. When Adam sinned, he gave away his authority to the devil. Mankind became a slave to sin and its evils. Men started to think wrong, say wrong, and do wrong in the sight of God.

And yes, while it might be tempting to think that a bad man will always be a bad man, we have to understand that whoever he is, he is simply in bondage to sin – just like we were before Christ saved us.

The Proper Fighting Stance

Knowing that the fight is in the spiritual, then, we must understand that we cannot win it by fighting in the natural. We win it by fighting the right way. We win it in the spirit by falling down on our knees before God in prayer.

We who are fighting the good fight of faith are given God's armour and weapon in the fight against the enemy (see Ephesians 6:13-17). We have to know, however, that there's one very important thing to do even after putting this armour on: Praying.
"Pray in the Spirit always with all kinds of prayer and supplication. To that end be alert with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints." (Ephesians 6:18)
Trusting In God To Win

Friends, Christ has already won the war for us on the cross, and proof of that is the empty tomb from where He rose. All we face now are little skirmishes that refine us until He comes back to take us with Him. Let's not fret. Instead, we should pray.

Let's humbly trust God for our victories, for He makes us more than conquerors through Christ who strengthens us. (see 1 Peter 5:6; James 4:6; Romans 8:37; Philippians 4:13)

Day 2 of Prayer Campaign for Gov. Tom Wolf




On day two of our Prayer Campaign for Governor Wolf, we pray the love of Christ overcomes his opposition toward his pro-life colleagues. Additionally, we pray that his conversion will lead him to speak out against abortion and become a strong advocate for mothers and their unborn babies.

Gov. Wolf is in desperate need of our prayers for salvation as he is rabidly pro-abortion. Tom Wolf was endorsed by Planned Parenthood when he ran for Governor in 2014. He also served as a volunteer 'deathscort' at Planned Parenthood facilities in Pennsylvania.

Currently, he is threatening to veto PA SB3 'Dismemberment Abortion Ban', and is traveling around the state with Planned Parenthood trying to garner support of his veto. We hope and pray that his veto will be overturned.

"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." Matthew 5:44


Five MURDEROUS Flaws in "Suicide" Laws.





From Life Legal Defense Foundation

Life Legal has filed a lawsuit to stop California’s assisted suicide law. We represent six doctors—two oncologists, a palliative care specialist, a hospice physician, the associate medical director of a hospice facility, and a neurologist—as well as the American Academy of Medical Ethics, which includes 600 physicians in California.

We sued the California Director of Public Health and a District Attorney responsible for enforcing the Act. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has “intervened” in the lawsuit to uphold the End of Life Option Act, which means the Attorney General is now effectively a defendant.

Our lawsuit is opposed by “Compassion and Choices,” a pro-suicide lobbying organization that has received over well over $7 million from billionaire social engineer George Soros. 


Here are the five reasons suicide laws are wrong:
1.Assisted suicide laws ignore the role of depression and anxiety in patients with a terminal diagnosis. Patients are not required to have even a basic psychological evaluation prior to receiving a prescription for lethal drugs. In California, terminally ill patients committed to mental institutions can request assisted suicide and be released so they can kill themselves. 
2.Assisted suicide laws discriminate against vulnerable patients, especially those who are poor or underinsured. Patients in Oregon have been refused chemotherapy, but their insurance companies will pay for so-called “aid-in-dying” drugs. Terminally ill patients are highly susceptible to even subtle suggestions that they are becoming too expensive or burdensome.
3.Assisted suicide laws communicate the message that under challenging circumstances some lives are not worth living. This message is heard by not only those with a terminal illness but also by any person struggling with the temptation to end his or her life. Legalizing assisted suicide has been associated with a significant increase in total suicides.
4.Assisted suicide laws encourage abuse by stripping those labeled terminally ill of essential legal protections. Deaths by assisted suicide are rarely, if ever, investigated. Patient death certificates do not state that patients died by lethal drugs, so law enforcement officials have no way of knowing whether a patient was coerced or forced into taking “aid-in-dying” drugs.
5.Assisted suicide laws manipulate people by redefining terms. Per the statutory language, death by a self-administered overdose of barbiturates may not be not called suicide, but must be referred to as “assisted dying.” In California, patients seeking “assisted dying” are required to stipulate that taking lethal drugs will provide a “humane and dignified" death, even though the drugs frequently cause such side effects as vomiting and inhalation of vomit, severe anxiety or terror, extreme confusion, and gasping for air.
   
The Life Legal Defense Foundation is a non-profit law firm that specializes in the defense of vulnerable human life, especially life in the womb. For more information on this organization or to make a donation to help them with their work, please use this link. 



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

Pregnant, need help or know someone who does?  


National Hotline: Call 1-800-712-HELP or Text 'HELPLINE' to 313131.
In Southeast Penna:  Call or text 610-626-4006  


If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available.  Call Project Rachel's national toll-free number 888-456-HOPE (4673) or visit hopeafterabortion.org.  




Sunday, February 26, 2017

Week Three:Prayer Initiative Campaign for Those Who Support Abortion Feb. 27 - Mar. 5

'winning the war against unborn babies and their mothers one soul at a time'

Pro-abortion Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf

Gov. Wolf is in desperate need of our prayers for salvation.  He is rabidly pro-abortion. Tom Wolf was endorsed by Planned Parenthood when he ran for Governor in 2014. He also served as a volunteer escort at Planned Parenthood facilities. Currently, he is threatening to veto PA SB3 'Dismemberment Abortion Ban'. Pray that his veto will be overturned.

We have no greater enemy that fuels the abortion industry than Satan. We, who stand for life, are in a spiritual battle. Prayer is a powerful weapon. It can tear down Satan's strongholds. 

When those involved in abortion, turn from their sins and give their lives to Christ, the war against the unborn will start to crumble, one soul at a time. Voices has posted stories of the redemption of those who walked away from abortion. Here's one example, abortionist quits doing abortions.

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." 2 Cor 5:17

Suggested Daily Prayers for Gov. Tom Wolf

Day 1  
Pray the Holy Spirit reveals to him all the deceptions of Planned Parenthood. 

Day 2 
 Pray the Love of Christ overcomes his opposition toward his pro-life colleagues.
 
Day 3  
Pray the Holy Spirit shows him overwhelming proof that abortion is murder.

Day 4  Pray the Light of Christ sets him free from the darkness and deceit of Satan. 

Day 5  Pray that God sends many Christians across his path to share the Gospel.

Day 6  
Pray he will be convicted of the grievous sin of supporting abortion as governor.

Day 7  Pray that he falls to his knees and surrenders his life to Jesus Christ, his only hope.

Finally: Pray that his conversion will lead him to speak out against abortion and become a strong advocate for mothers and their unborn babies.


"This is what we are all about…conversion. We will continue to reach out to these men and women in love. Hate doesn’t work. Condemnation doesn’t work. Judgment doesn’t work. The mercy of Christ is what WORKS. Please pray with us....You are making a difference." Abby Johnson, former PP clinic director and founder of 'And Then There Was None'

Arkansas Governor Signs into Law a Bill Banning Dismemberment Abortions


By Nancy Flanders
Live Action News


Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law a bill that will ban the most common second-trimester abortion procedure in the United States, known as D&E or dilation and evacuation. The bill, the Arkansas Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act, was highly supported by pro-lifers but, as expected, has upset pro-abortion activists. 


Not only has the bill banned the gruesome procedure, in which preborn children are dismembered — literally ripped apart limb from limb — but it also includes a clause that allows a woman’s spouse or parent to sue the abortionist for performing a D&E abortion and request an injunction that would stop future D&E abortions.

Arkansas is now the seventh state to enact a ban against dismemberment abortion. The new law makes D&E abortion a Class D felony, punishable by a $10,000 fine or six years in prison. The bill was approved by the Senate in a 25-6 vote



Laura McQuade, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Great Plains, defended the abortion method, calling it the most common second-trimester abortion procedure in the United States and the world.

But just because something is common does not make it acceptable. In reality, ripping a child’s limbs off until she dies should not be acceptable to anyone, and that is what those who fought to end the use of D&E abortions in Arkansas are aware of. Dr. Paul Jarrett, Jr. describes what happened in the middle of an abortion where he used forceps to pull off the child’s arms and legs:

And as I brought out the rib cage, I looked and saw a tiny, beating heart. And when I found the head of the baby, I looked squarely into the face of another human being — a human being that I had just killed.
Arkansas Representative Andy Mayberry, a co-sponsor of the bill, referred to the procedure as “gruesome” and “barbaric.”
“You see a baby, an unborn life, a fetus, engaging in fight-or-flight reaction to the forceps going into the womb, trying to remove an arm, remove a leg,” testified Senator David Sanders, co-sponsor of the bill.
Live Action News article continues


I Thought I Hated Abortion as Much as I Could. Then My Wife Got Pregnant.

'Dealing with the issue every day, I sometimes forget how bizarre and unnatural and inhuman abortion really is.'


By Jonathan Van Maren
Life Site News

A few months ago, my wife surprised me when I got home. She said something was different, and asked me to guess what it was. I don’t like guessing, but she insisted. Half joking, I gave it a shot.

“You’re pregnant?” “Yes.” She was smiling enormously, with a few tears threatening to spill. I sat down pretty hard.

I now know the meaning of the phrase “an ordinary miracle.” Millions upon millions of people a year get pregnant and have babies. But when I realized that there was a brand-new human being in the room with me, that I was sitting next to two souls, and two heartbeats, and that the little boy or little girl was half me, and half Charmaine—it was simply incredible to contemplate. Terrifying, too. But incredible. I wish everyone who discovers the presence of a new person could and would feel the same happiness and sense of wonder.

As we began to share our news, a lot of people asked the same things: Does knowing you have your own baby change pro-life work for you? Does it make it a lot harder?

I know why they ask. Working in the pro-life movement brings us into nearly constant contact with the ugliest undercurrents of our society. Life’s cruel paradoxes are often up front and difficult to process. On one hand, there are people who desperately want children, and would do anything to be given the opportunity to love an “unwanted” child. 

And of course there are many, many parents who greet the news that they have a son or daughter with unmitigated joy. On the other hand, every day parents traipse into government-funded clinics and pay adults to transform their developing sons and daughters into piles of shredded flesh.

The contrast really hit me when I attended the Women’s March on Washington, and watched hundreds of thousands of girls and women cheering wildly every time abortion on demand was mentioned, and hoisting signs celebrating the rejection of children they deemed inconvenient. 
The speakers declared that nothing and no one could stand between them and the right to whatever pleasure they deemed necessary. It was a celebration of selfishness, the glorification of sterile sensuality, and a demand for fruitless love. Something Peter Kreeft once said crossed my mind as I watched them, shaken: “Feminists are feminine like cannibals are chefs.” It was a rejection of the feminine, and a rejection of children.

Bush Daughter Headlines Planned Parenthood Fundraiser


By Abby Livingston
Texas Tribune

Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, will headline a Planned Parenthood fundraiser in North Texas on Wednesday.

She will be the keynote speaker at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas' annual Fort Worth luncheon, helping to raise money for an organization that provides an array of reproductive and sexual health services, including abortions.
Bush's public appearance before the group is striking, given that her father, President George W. Bush, was a staunch abortion opponent during his time as Texas governor and as president.
But it's not entirely unexpected. Bush's mother, former First Lady Laura Bush, has expressed support for the legality of abortion on a handful of occasions
The younger Bush, the CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, called Planned Parenthood an "exceptional organization" in a June New York Times interview, and attended a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Paris [Texas] in October.
The lead donor of the luncheon is Sid R. Bass, the prominent Fort Worth billionaire.

Bush's health organization is, according to its website, a nonprofit that "mobilizes a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity." It partners with organizations overseas to place fellows in year-long tenures promoting world health. Several Planned Parenthood branches are among those organizations.
There's a strong Texas connection in all of this: The president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America is Cecile Richards, the daughter of the late Texas Gov. Ann Richards.
Bush's father ousted Richards from the Governor's Mansion in 1994. Many political observers viewed that campaign as — at least in part — revenge for Richards' acerbic 1988 Democratic National Convention keynote speech mocking the GOP nominee. It was Bush's grandfather, George H.W. Bush.

Activist Abortion Academics Want RU-486 Sold at Your Local Pharmacy

Activist Abortion Academics:
"they are hardly just an ordinary group of concerned doctors."


By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D.
NRL-ETF Director of Education & Research
National Right to Life


A little less than a year ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) eased restrictions on the use of the abortion pill RU-486 (miferpistone), reducing required dosages, extending the cutoff time, reducing office visits, and loosening the qualifications for prescribers. It was not enough for the abortion lobby.

On February 23rd, a group of doctors calling themselves the Mifeprex REMS Study Group (mifeprex is the U.S. trade name of mifepristone) published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine titled “Sixteen Years of Overregulation: Time to Unburden.” They called for an end to remaining special restrictions on the drug, asking that it be made available by prescription at retail pharmacies.

As we discuss later in this article, this is not a call of America’s family physicians or pediatricians or even the majority of the country’s Ob-Gyns. This is a publicity ploy of some of America’s top abortion academic activists, trying to pressure the FDA to go even farther than they felt comfortable going just eleven months ago.

Currently, even with the new FDA label, mifepristone is only supposed to be dispensed in clinics, private doctors’ offices, or hospitals by or under the supervision of a “certified healthcare provider” (it used to specify “physician’). 


This certification is minimal. It requires only that the “provider” possess the ability to accurately date the pregnancy (the efficacy of the drugs decreases as gestational age increases), diagnose ectopic pregnancy (the drugs do not work in these circumstances, which could prove fatal), and either have the ability to surgically address complications like severe bleeding or incomplete abortion, or have plans in place for patients to obtain such care from others.

National Right to Life article continues

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Day Seven of our Prayer Campaign for LeRoy Carhart




Today in our Prayer Campaign, we pray that Mr. Carhart repents,  asks for God's forgiveness, and surrenders his life to Jesus. Additionally, we pray that his conversion will lead him to speak out on behalf of unborn babies and their mothers as so many other former abortionist have done.

Next week we will begin praying for the governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf. Governor Wolf, a former 'deathscort' for Planned Parenthood, is on record vowing that he will veto all pro-life legislation.

Currently, he is appearing at rallies across Pennsylvania, speaking against SB 3, the Dismemberment Abortion Ban, trying to keep this bill from being passed in the House.

Please join with us in prayer again next week for Governor Wolf as we pray for his total conversion.




‘Catholic’ Senator Introduces Bill to Force Christian Hospitals to do Abortions

New Mexico State Senator Ortiz y Pino

By Fr. Frank Hodges
Life Site News


A self-described "faithful" Catholic has introduced legislation forcing Christian healthcare workers to refer for abortions and Christian hospitals to perform them.

State Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino introduced Senate Bill 282, which would repeal religious exemptions for participating in abortions.

SB-282 states, "A hospital shall not refuse to provide a reproductive health service if withholding the reproductive health service would result in or prolong a serious risk to the patient's life or health; and, where a failure to provide the reproductive health service would violate the medical standard of care owed the patient."
The legislation defines "reproductive health service" as including "termination of pregnancy."

Ortiz y Pino labeled his bill a "Patient Protection Act." He did not explain how abortion “protects” women, and the title of the legislation does not consider the baby in the womb to be a "patient."

New Mexico law allows exemptions for both individuals and hospitals with moral or religious objections to abortion. While SB-282 does not directly refer to those legal exemptions, the bill would eliminate those religious freedoms.

Ortiz y Pino voted to keep abortion legal up to the day of birth for any reason in 2015, 2016 and 2017. He justified his vote against a late-term abortion ban by claiming that the Bible doesn't say abortion is wrong.
New Mexico Alliance for Life (NMAFL) executive director Elisa Martinez called the bill a "double attack."
"SB-282 forces pro-life medical professionals to participate in abortion and its definitions of ‘standard of care’ and ‘health’ are so broad as to have no meaningful limitations," she said.
State Senator Bill Sharer, also a Catholic, explained, "SB-282 will require Catholic healthcare providers to commit mortal sins, which should horrify anyone of good conscience."
"It was bad enough when Senator Ortiz y Pino used his Catholic faith to justify abortion until the day of birth," Martinez said. "Now he wants to force healthcare providers, including those of his own Catholic faith, to violate their consciences by participating in abortion."
Life Site News article continues

Guatemala on Dutch Abortion Ship: We Will Defend "Human Life and the Laws of Our Country"

A guard confronts abortion activists from 
Women on Waves. Reuters/Luis Echeverria.

By Society for the Protection
of Unborn Children 


The Guatemalan army has blocked Women on Waves' attempts to give out abortion pills from a ship, in circumvention of the country's laws.
"The military will not permit this group to carry out its activities in the country," read a formal complaint to the prosecutor's office. The Army said it had been instructed by President Jimmy Morales to act, and would defend "human life and the laws of our country" by preventing the group from carrying out abortions.
A vessel was dispatched to watch the ship and to prevent activists going ashore and women from boarding. The group had planned to pick up five women at a time by dinghy and take them to the ship waiting outside Guatemalan waters. They aimed get around Guatemala's abortion laws by administering drugs in international waters.

Women on Waves said in a statement that their ship was being "detained" illegally by the military, which it accused of "obstructing a lawful protest against the state's restrictions on the Guatemalan women's right to safe abortion."

"The boat of death has arrived in Guatemala"

The arrival of the Dutch ship sparked protests from politicians and Christian groups, and a press conference by the abortion activists was disrupted.
"They say they are fighting for life and human rights, but it looks like murder has become a human right," said a protesting seminary student. "The boat of death has arrived in Guatemala," lawmaker Raul Romero said during a Congress session on Wednesday.
SPUC article continues 

The Planned Parenthood Food Fare? Disgusting!




from Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust

ARE YOU READY TO CRASH THE FOOD FARE???


Of course you are, but "What's the "Food Fare?" you may ask... Well, it's a disgusting event where world class chefs use their God-given talent to lure the populace into supporting pre-born baby murder! This from their website:

From its prestigious beginnings as a cooking demonstration with Julia Child in 1979, Food Fare has become one of the most recognized culinary fundraisers in Los Angeles. Food Fare features well over 150 of LA's best restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, libation purveyors and retail merchants. Food Fare also includes a Wine Silent Auction, a Raffle for Choice, a Dream Experiences Auction and a VIP reception for sponsors. Proceeds from Food Fare benefit Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) and in 2016, Food Fare raised over $920,000 in support of PPLA.

HOW REVOLTING IS THAT??? A banquet to raise money for baby butchering?

Well, Survivors is going to crash the event! Hopefully the giant images of aborted babies on our displays outside of the Food Fare will cause many of the attendees to turn away and take the money they were going to use for the infanticide hors d'oevres with them!

This is an all-hands-on-deck call! THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017 We need every anti-abortion warrior that can possibly make it out to get to this address by 10AM for the morning session and 6PM for the evening session:


The Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Avenue 
Suite 203
Santa Monica, Ca. 90405


We will provide your battle gear! All that is needed is YOU to get out there and shine the light on this disgusting ordeal!


IF YOU PLAN ON BEING ON THE GROUND IN THE FIGHT FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE CONTACT CHERYL CONRAD THROUGH THIS MESSENGER AND LET HER KNOW.


     
Survivors is a Christian pro-life activist ministry dedicated to educating and activating the youth of America. Survivors is led by a team of passionate individuals and governed by a Board of Directors.

Any person born after January 22, 1973 is a survivor of the American abortion holocaust. On this date, the Roe vs. Wade decision legalized abortion on demand throughout all 50 states. Since this infamous decision, over 56 million children have been killed all in the name of “choice”. If you were born after the legalization of abortion in the U.S., we challenge you to consider yourself a survivor of the abortion holocaust. One third of your generation has been killed by abortion.  For more information, please use this link.



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National Hotline: Call 1-800-712-HELP or Text 'HELPLINE' to 313131.
In Southeast Penna:  Call or text 610-626-4006  

 If you are experiencing pain or loss because of an abortion, please know there are many organizations where you can find help. Call 1-800-5WE-CARE. 


Friday, February 24, 2017

Join us in Prayer for the Conversion of LeRoy Carhart - Day 6 of our Prayer Campaign



Today we pray that LeRoy Carhart will be convicted of his sin of taking the lives of preborn babies.

The Bible tells us that God doesn't want anyone to perish; this includes the abortionist and those actively supporting abortion. Voices for the Unborn believes that the most important and powerful prayer we can pray is for a soul to receive Christ as Savior. Thank you for joining us in this prayer initiative.


'But I say to you: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. And pray for those who persecute and slander you. In this way, you shall be sons of your Father, who is in heaven.' - Matthew 5: 44-45


Prosecutor Confirms Criminal Referral of Florida Abortion Business is Under Review



By Cheryl Sullenger
Operation Rescue


Tallahassee, FL - A state prosecutor with the Florida Attorney General's office has contacted M. Susan Pine of FACE Life, Inc., with confirmation that he is reviewing a criminal referral of Presidential Women's Center, Inc. made by the US. House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives.


"Attorney General [Pam] Bondi asked my Office of Statewide Prosecution to review the information for any criminal prosecution to ensure Florida takes the appropriate necessary action," stated Nick Cox, a statewide prosecutor with the Attorney General's office, in an e-mail to Pine on February 17, 2017.


This confirmation came just two days after Operation Rescue urged supporters to contact the Florida Attorney General to ask if her office planned to act on the criminal referral of Presidential Women's Center.


Continue reading this exclusive report, with links to documentation!


Senate Bill 404 to Strengthen Parental Rights Passes the Indiana Senate Judiciary


Indiana Senate Committee Advances Bill to Strengthen
Parental Rights When a Minor Seeks an Abortion


from Indiana Right to Life

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on and passed Senate Bill (SB) 404 by a vote of 6-4. SB 404 strengthens current Indiana law regarding parental rights when a minor daughter seeks an abortion. Authored by Sen. Erin Houchin (District 47), this bill will require abortion providers to obtain proof of consent from a parent or legal guardian when a minor daughter gets an abortion. This bill gives parents and legal guardians a civil recourse if someone fraudulently poses as a parent in order for a minor girl to get an abortion. It also gives parents notice if their daughter seeks a judicial bypass hearing in order to get an abortion without their consent.

SB 404 also changes the requirement to report underage abortions to the Indiana State Department of Health and Indiana Department of Child Services from the current law of "less than 14 years of age" to minor girls "less than 16 years of age." Finally, it provides women information and help if they are being coerced into an abortion or sexually trafficked.

"Senate Bill 404 strengthens parental consent provisions already on the books if their minor daughter seeks an abortion," said Sue Swayze Liebel, Vice President of Public Affairs for Indiana Right to Life. "Parents and legal guardians have a right to be involved in major decisions affecting their child's health and future. Today committee members also heard emotional testimony about a lack of recourse for parents if they discover another adult helped their minor daughter obtain an abortion. SB 404 does not prohibit trusted adults from sharing information about abortion, parenting or adoption. Rather, it ensures parents are involved in the life-changing decision when their minor daughter seeks an abortion."

Voting for SB 404 were Senators Rodric Bray (District 37), Michael Young (District 35), Michael Delph (District 29), Aaron Freeman (District 32), Eric Koch (District 44) and Joseph Zakas (District 11). Voting against SB 404 were Senators Susan Glick (District 13), Lonnie Randolph (District 2), Timothy Lanane (District 25) and Greg Taylor (Distict 33).

SB 404 is now eligible for second reading in the Indiana Senate.


       
Indiana Right to Life's mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.  For more information or learn how you can get involved, please use this link.  


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

Pregnant, need help or know someone who does?  


National Hotline: Call 1-800-712-HELP or Text 'HELPLINE' to 313131.
In Southeast Penna:  Call or text 610-626-4006  

If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available.  Call Project Rachel's national toll-free number 888-456-HOPE (4673) or visit hopeafterabortion.org.  



Thursday, February 23, 2017

Prayer Campaign for the Conversion of LeRoy Carhart - Day 5



Please continue to pray with us for a conversion of LeRoy Carhart. Today we ask that God will send Christians to him and share the Gospel of Salvation.

We are in a spiritual battle and the most effective weapon we have is our prayers. We cannot expect to end abortion in our land without a change of heart on the part of those who perform or promote abortion.



"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." Matthew 5:44


Trump Advisor Kellyanne Conway: I Can’t be a Feminist Because They Hate Men and Love Abortion


By Micaiah Bilger
Life News


Trump campaign manager and advisor Kellyanne Conway told CPAC on Thursday that she does not identify as a classic feminist because of the movement’s pro-abortion, anti-male tendencies.

The Washington Post reports Conway appeared in an interview Thursday with Mercedes Schlapp during the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. Schlapp asked Conway about the Women’s March on Washington, which took a decidedly pro-abortion stance, and conservative feminism.
“… it’s difficult for me to call myself a feminist in the classic sense because it seems to be very anti-male, and it certainly is very pro-abortion in this context. And I’m neither anti-male and pro-abortion,” Conway said. “There’s an individual feminism, if you will, that you make your own choices.
“Mercedes, I look at myself as a product of my choices, not a victim of my circumstances. And that’s really, to me, what conservative feminism, if you will, is all about,” she said, according to Talking Points Memo.
Conway has received a lot of attention ever since she became the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign for President Donald Trump. She told CPAC that she would encourage young women to “go for it” if they aspire to be the first female president.

The senior Trump advisor is pro-life. She spoke at the March for Life on Jan. 27 in Washington, D.C., along with Vice President Mike Pence.
“It is no coincidence that the first right cited in the Declaration of Independence is the right to Life. We are here to protect and promote the most precious gift in the world – the gift of life,” Conway told the pro-life crowd.
Pro-life leaders have praised Conway for her dedicated pro-life stance, saying she will be a valuable advisor on pro-life issues to the Trump administration.


Action Alert! Contact Congress and Urge Them to End Taxpayer Funding of PP





from Lila Rose
Live Action


Every day Congress fails to pass legislation defunding Planned Parenthood, the abortion giant receives over $1.5 million from taxpayers and kills another 887 preborn children.

We need to take action now. In just a few clicks, you can email your representative and senators right now and urge them to end the taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. My team has put together a pre-written email for your convenience, but you can write your own message, too here.

Even our staunchest pro-life members of Congress need to hear from you, if just to know they have your support (when I talk to them, they always tell me how important it is to hear from you). Congress can vote for a budget reconciliation bill that includes a measure to defund Planned Parenthood - we need to urge our representatives to take action!

We’ve come too far and fought too hard for the innocent preborn to let this opportunity slip through our fingers. Please contact your members of Congress today.  Use this link to find contact information for your members of Congress.

   
Live Action is a non-profit human rights organization, dedicated to ending abortion and protecting the right to life.

We expose the truth about abortion and counter the misinformation campaign of the multi-billion dollar abortion industry and lobby. Today, we host the largest online presence for the pro-life movement, with millions of supporters and volunteers throughout the United States, but it all began in a living room.  Read their story here.




Pro-Life Alert: Supreme Court at Risk!



Martin Fox, President
National Pro-Life Alliance


For decades, the Abortion Lobby has consistently pushed their agenda through the courts.

Ever since the Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v. Wade in 1973, more than 61 million babies have lost their lives as a direct result of this blatant judicial tyranny.

That is why when Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died last year, the Abortion Lobby saw the perfect opportunity to solidify their judicial power. And with President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, the Abortion Lobby is truly desperate to stop his appointment. They are hell-bent on using their Senate allies to filibuster Gorsuch's nomination.

And right now, we do not yet have the votes to stop them.

My staff, working with allies on Capitol Hill, has been working up a hard-hitting strategy to counter the Abortion Lobby's filibuster; and I need to tell you just why they are so desperate.

You see, the appointment of Neil Gorsuch should be a blessing for you, me, and everyone who cares about the sanctity of human life as:

  • Pro-life legislation is constantly being challenged in courts of law by the Abortion Lobby and its cronies;
  • The atrocities of the abortion mills are coming to the attention of an increasingly sickened public; and
  • We continue to make progress towards overturning Roe v. Wade by passing the Life at Conception Act.
But ultimately all of these issues will go to the Supreme Court. With all of this on the line, it's no wonder the Abortion Lobby is desperate to stop Neil Gorsuch's nomination in its tracks. It's time we took the fight to them.

Neil Gorsuch is a judge with more than 10 years of service and judicial experience behind him.  His opinions and rulings are historically fair and brilliantly written. Anyone with an interest in seeing laws being truly protected at the highest level could find no objection to Neil Gorsuch.

But just administration of the law has never been a factor in the minds of pro-abortion politicians. For them, it has always been about satisfying their pro-abortion base.

You see, each election cycle, the Abortion Lobby pours tens of millions of dollars and more into the campaign coffers of their hand-picked politicians. These politicians are accustomed to coasting to victory on these funds.

But they've received a nasty shock. One of the Abortion Lobby's top recipients in history was Hillary Clinton.

And despite the Abortion Lobby's massive war chest, Hillary went down in defeat before Donald Trump, thanks in no small part to pro-life voters determined to bring an end to abortion-on-demand.

In 2018, 10 Democrat Senators are up for re-election in states that Donald Trump won, which means these Senators are extremely susceptible to pressure.

Together, we can deliver that pressure. With a full Battle Fund, your NPLA can take the fight straight to the Abortion Lobby using:
  • A state-of-the-art digital campaign including Google and Facebook ads, allowing us to reach hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans to urge their U.S. Senators to confirm Judge Gorsuch;
  • Targeted phone-a-thons and petition drives cranking up the heat on swing votes in the 8 key states needed to overcome a likely filibuster;
  • A hard-hitting TV ad blitz, urging Senators to say "NO!" to the Abortion Lobby, if funding allows.
The Abortion Lobby has frequently turned to the unelected judiciary to accomplish what they could not in legislation.

And to be totally honest, that is how they've stayed one step ahead for the last 44 years.

We cannot allow what progress we've made to be undone by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Abortion Lobby.

So it's time we take the fight to them.

With the number of lawsuits the Abortion Lobby is involved in growing every week, you and I need to make it our top priority to make sure that when their cases reach the Supreme Court, the only thing that happens is that their baby laundering procedures are brought to an end.

I've had enough of doctors putting babies to death while the courts give them their sanction.

That's why I've created the Senate Confirmation Battle Fund and set a fundraising goal of $87,000 by midnight on Monday, February 27th.




I know I can count on you to help support a pro-life Supreme Court.

It's crucial we defeat the Abortion Lobby and confirm Gorsuch right away.

No matter what you give, please know your contribution will go directly toward funding our proven techniques to mobilize pressure on swing Senators siding with the Abortion Lobby.

For decades, the Abortion Lobby has been a step ahead of us. But now it's time we take the fight to them.

The Abortion Lobby is intent on using their lackeys in the Senate to filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch -- and we don't yet have the votes to break their filibuster.


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