Voices For Life

Voices for Life is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. We cover issues from conception until natural death, as well as all family life issues.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Will New Saint Bring New Allies to UN Abortion Debates?




By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. and Rebecca Oas, Ph.D
Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)


NEW YORK, September 22 (C-Fam) Mother Teresa’s canonization in Rome reverberated at an event in UN headquarters where top diplomats praised the saint as the very essence of the UN’s mission even if they had opposed her message on life and family issues in the past.

“Mother Teresa is the United Nations,” the Secretary-General, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, said when he introduced Mother Teresa to the UN General Assembly in 1985. “Mother Teresa is peace in the world.”

His remarks were part of videos shown last week, which included the saint’s condemnation of abortion as “direct killing of a child” and “the greatest destroyer of peace.” For those following the abortion debate at the UN, it was a remarkable juxtaposition of the saint’s clear condemnation of abortion and unmitigated praise from countries that promote the policy.

The UN event was co-sponsored by the Holy See, along with the missions of India, Italy, Albania and the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia where the saint’s birthplace now resides.





Are You One of Those People with "a Conscience Thing"?



from Martin Fox, President
National Pro-Life Alliance 


You know what your problem is?

According to Nancy Pelosi your problem is that you have a conscience.

The abortion lobby constantly tries to portray themselves as "pro-choice." But as far as choosing NOT to abort, nothing could be further from the truth.
  • They don't want you to have a choice whether to pay for abortions or not.
  • They don't want nurses and doctors to have a choice about whether they must participate in elective abortions or not.
  • They don't want medical schools (including those in religious institutions) to have a choice whether they must teach abortion procedures.
And when pro-life members in Congress proposed the "Protect Life Act" that would preserve the choice of taxpayers and doctors to abstain from promoting abortion . . .

Well, according to Pelosi, it's "savage" to allow those choices.


Pelosi stated "I'm a devout Catholic and I honor my faith and love it, but they [pro-lifers] have this conscience thing."

Pelosi may have meant it as an insult to you and me, but she is actually right.

Our conscience tells us it is morally wrong to kill unborn babies and to force taxpayers to pay for it.

That's why your National Pro-Life Alliance will never stop fighting to end abortion-on-demand by passing the Life at Conception Act.

Bloggers Note:  Nancy Pelosi may have been 'baptized' and raised a Catholic, but she certainly does not act like one.  You cannot support the killing of unborn children and profess to be a 'devout' Catholic or Christian.  She and those who profess to be practicing Christians while supporting the killing of unborn children are actually apostates. 



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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Adult Stem Cells: The Best Kept Secret In Medicine



David A. Prentice, Ph.D., Vice President & Research Director, 
Charlotte Lozier Institute 
for The Daily Caller

Stem cell therapies and their lifesaving results are arguably the best kept medical secret. Stem cells are currently being used in several thousand FDA-approved clinical trials, are treating tens of thousands of patients every year, and cumulatively over 1.5 million people have been treated to date. Yet these numbers, and the lifesaving results from stem cells for dozens of conditions, are unknown to most. Why the information blackout? Perhaps for lack of an adjective.

You see, those heartening numbers are all due to adult stem cells. Long ignored by the media and disparaged even by many in the scientific community, adult stem cells – those not dependent on the destruction of embryos – are the true gold standard for stem cells, especially when it comes to treating patients.


continue reading at http://dailycaller.com

Dr. David A. Prentice, VP & Research Director for the Charlotte Lozier Institute as well as Adjunct Professor of Molecular Genetics at the John Paul II Institute, The Catholic University of America, and an Advisory Board Member for the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center.



Shut Them All Down



from Martin Fox, President
National Pro-Life Alliance 


Pro-lifers all across America have heard of notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell and his “House of Horrors” abortion clinic.

In spite of what appeared to be the mainstream media’s best efforts to suppress any information, the word got out about the sickening and criminal practices at Gosnell’s Philadelphia abortuary.

And with the internet, no tawdry detail stays hidden for long.

Though the abortion industry would like for you to believe differently, Kermit Gosnell was not just a ‘lone wolf, renegade’ abortionist who won’t adhere to some imaginary strict code of patient care, or an industry standard for safety and cleanliness for abortion clinics.

That’s just not the reality of the abortion world.

When the abortion industry is so obsessed with killing babies, why would they let the health of a mother get in the way?

So, not surprisingly, other “Houses of Horrors” have already come to light such as the Planned Parenthood affiliate in Wilmington, Delaware.

This clinic was so filthy and dangerous that the staff who worked there reported it!

Three former employees of Planned Parenthood testified before the Delaware State Legislature, exposing the organization’s unsafe and unethical procedures.

Two nurses told in full detail of how the rush to push women through would regularly result in abortion tables being left uncleaned of blood and not even wiped between patients.

According to one of the clinic’s former nurses, "It was just unsafe. I couldn't tell you how ridiculously unsafe it was."

She said of the operating tables "It's not washed down; it's not even cleaned off. It has bloody drainage on it."

The veteran abortionists callously refused to even put on surgical gloves and frequently reused dirty instruments during procedures.

Some doctors were even performing “after hours” abortions without any support medical staff.

Abortion duties were assigned to staff with little to no medical expertise, who then rushed through procedures with reckless abandon.

Doctors even neglected to inform at least 200 women of their positive test results for STD’s and infections.

During the investigation, abortionist Timothy Liveright was cited for ten “acts of incompetence and negligence.” The nurses testified that Liveright “left sedated patients in the middle of an abortion procedure for hours in order to handle a mechanical issue with his private airplane.”

View the report on their testimony below or watch it on YouTube using this link.  





The revelation of yet another seedy abortion mill is not an anomaly. Just within the past year the states of Kansas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Alabama, California, Michigan, and Illinois, among others, have had abortion clinics exposed.

The hard fact is that when a doctor doesn’t care for life at its most innocent and vulnerable stage, then he or she will obviously not care how any life is treated.

But the multitude of horrifying abortion procedures used on unborn babies and the women dying from horribly botched abortions reveal the stark truth -- the abortion business is seedy, unsafe, and an unregulated free-for-all.

So we here at your National Pro-Life Alliance have been working on the perfect solution to dirty and deadly abortion mills and we think we’ve found it:

Shut ‘em all down for good!

                 
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.



Where do the Candidates Stand on Abortion?



from Hon. Marilyn Musgrave
Vice President of Government Affairs
Susan B. Anthony List


In a letter to pro-life leaders, Donald Trump added a fourth pro-life promise to his existing three commitments on the life issue.

He also announced in the letter that our own Marjorie Dannenfelser will serve as National Chairwoman for his Pro-life Coalition. (Check out a few of the news stories in The Hill, Politico, & USA Today).

In light  Mr. Trump’s new commitment to protecting the conscience rights of pro-life taxpayers by making the Hyde Amendment permanent law – we put together the below graphic to show how the two presidential candidates stack up.


  




Sources:
Letter from Donald Trump to Pro-Life Leaders, September16, 2016
SBAList: Election 2016 - Life on the Line
TIME Magazine: "A Hillary Clinton Presidency Would Be Terrible for the Anti-Abortion Rights Movement" by Marjorie Dannenfelser, June 24, 2016


If you found this graphic helpful, I hope you'll forward it to your friends to share with them just how different the two tickets are when it comes to abortion.


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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Abortion Activist George Soros Funding Pro-Abortion March to Legalize Abortion in Ireland


By Micaiah Bilger
Life News
Abortion activists are planning a march in Ireland this weekend to demand that the nation legalize abortion on demand and stop protecting unborn babies.

However, most of the support for the pro-abortion campaign appears to be coming from outside the country and not its own citizens.
Strong evidence suggests that American billionaire George Soros is using his fortune to push Ireland to legalize abortion. In a column for Eurasia Review this week, William Donohue pointed out that Soros gave money to three of the pro-abortion groups that are promoting the “March for Choice” in Dublin and about 20 other cities this weekend.

Donohue said Soros’s Open Society Foundations funds Amnesty International Ireland, the Abortion Rights Campaign and the Irish Family Planning Association, all of which are involved the effort to repeal Ireland’s Eighth Amendment, which protects the right to life for unborn babies.

Abortion activists expect as many as 20,000 people at the pro-abortion marches this weekend, the Irish Times reports. Dublin is the location for the main march, but organizers told the newspaper that 20 events will be occurring globally in solidarity with abortion activists in Ireland.

Forbes ranks Soros as the 23rd richest person in the world. He is a regular major donor to pro-abortion and pro-euthanasia groups. Soros is just one source of anti-life groups’ funding. Warren Buffett, the third richest in the world, also is a major donor to pro-abortion causes, as is Bill Gates, who ranks first, and Mark Zuckerberg, who ranks sixth.



UNFPA’s Biannual Checkup Reveals Symptoms of Abortion




By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D
Center for Family & Human Rights (C-Fam)


NEW YORK, September 22, (C-Fam) Despite close ties with pro-abortion groups, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has been constrained from openly promoting abortion but that may be changing.

The UN agency’s mandate and risk of losing donor support has tied its hands in the past, but recently-released documents from UNFPA’s latest progress evaluation show its behind-the-scenes support for abortion at the same time as some stakeholders are urging them to promote it more aggressively.

In January 2015, 22 U.S. Senators wrote a letter to President Obama urging him to continue funding UNFPA, expressing disappointment that “number of misperceptions about the organization persist,” adding that “UNFPA does not promote abortion as a method of family planning.”

article continues at https://c-fam.org/friday_fax


Please Join us in Warminster, Pa. on Sunday October 2 for our Annual Life Chain



On October 2nd, throughout America, National Life Chain Sunday will again draw church congregations to their local sidewalks for prayer and public witness. The mission, now in its 29th year, will focus our minds on the at-risk preborn children in each local area and will join our hearts in prayer for an end to the horror of abortion.

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition will hold their annual Life Chain in Warminster starting at Street Rd. and Louis Drive going west toward Route 263.  
The Life Chain will start at 2:00 and end at 3:00 pm. 

Participants will again hold traditional Life Chain signs and will ask God to minister through the signs to change hearts and save precious lives.  Signs will be provided by our organization.  

For more information, please contact Pat at  voices4theunborn@outlook.com.   To find a Life Chain in other parts of the county, please use this link




The primary mission of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition is to provide financial support to area crisis pregnancy centers and educate the community regarding sanctity of life issues from conception until natural death. 

Use this link for more information. Follow us on Facebook here.





If Planned Parenthood Thinks Black Lives Matter, It Should Stop Killing Them


By Micaiah Bilger
Life News


In the past few months, the abortion chain Planned Parenthood has been eager to align itself with the Black Lives Matter movement, which came about in response to shooting deaths of black men by police. 

However, the abortion chain is responsible for killing more black lives through abortion than guns and dozens of other causes combined. And more black Americans and pro-lifers are calling out Planned Parenthood for its ironic statements about violence against human lives.

Racial tensions are running high in America after riots and violence erupted when a black man was shot and killed by a black police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina earlier this week.

On Wednesday, Planned Parenthood responded on Twitter to initial reports about the Charlotte man, Keith Scott’s death.
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, who makes $590,928 a year, tweeted about the incident on Tuesday:
There are no words adequate to express the outrage and grief - stop killing Black people.  
On Thursday afternoon, after riots broke out in North Carolina, Planned Parenthood also tweeted this:
Everyone must own the responsibility we have as a nation to stand against the violence done to Black people in America. -@CecileRichards
Writing for The Federalist, D.C. McAllister responded by challenging Planned Parenthood to stop killing unborn babies if it truly believes that black lives matter.

She wrote:


Planned Parenthood is one of the greatest perpetrators of violence against African Americans in this country. It’s founded on racism, perpetuates racism, and kills more than 850 African Americans every day.



Black people make up about 13 percent of the population, yet comprise 37 percent of all abortions. Black women are 4.8 times more likely to have an abortion than white women are. Approximately 78 percent of Planned Parenthood’s clinics are in minority communities, and black babies are three times more likely to be killed from an abortion than white babies.

… Clearly, if anyone should “stop killing black people” it’s Planned Parenthood. The real violence against minorities in America isn’t on the streets of Charlotte or any other city, it’s in the clinics of Planned Parenthood.
Black pastors and pro-life leaders have been calling out Planned Parenthood’s hypocrisy, too.

The Rev. Dr. Clenard H. Childress Jr., an African American pastor and founder of Blackgenocide.org, recently appealed to the black community on the issue.

Read Rev. Clenard Childress' remarks

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Philly Walk for Life



This is the first blog entry from Mickey Kelly, a representative of the Pro-Life Generation. Thankfully his youthfulness brings tenacity that is needed for the Philly pro-lifers.

While many pro-lifers in Philadelphia missed out on the March for Life last January because of the blizzard, they have a chance to make up for it with the weather becoming just right.

After a two year hiatus, the Philly Walk for Life makes its return on Sunday September 25th.

Come walk for those who cannot speak for themselves. Give voice to the voiceless and most importantly walk humbly with Jesus for the gift of life.

This year's speakers include Marie Joseph (Legacy of Life), Steven Mikochic (professor of Ave Maria Law), Lauren Kretzer, Mark Houck (King's Men), Astrid Guittierez Bennet (Hispanics for Life) and Bishop Janice Hollis.

The event begins at 3:30PM at Thomas Paine Plaza, across the street from the north side of City Hall. Following the gathering will be a procession to the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral for 6:30PM mass with Archbishop Charles Chaput.