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.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Suction Abortion Inaccurately Described by Planned Parenthood




According to Planned Parenthood, abortion removes a tiny blue dot from the woman’s uterus. Watch the video below to see how their medically inaccurate depictions of abortion compare with medically accurate depictions by former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino.

Pro-abortion politicians tell the American people that Planned Parenthood needs hundreds of millions in taxpayer funding for health services. Watch the video below as pregnant women contact Planned Parenthood and can’t find the health care politicians promised them.
This video can also be viewed on YouTube using this link.


 





   
Live Action is an anti-abortion, pro-life, non profit organization that exposes 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 right to life, pro-life movement, with millions of supporters and volunteers throughout the United States, but it all began in a living room.  For more information or to make a donation to help Live Action with their work, please use this link.  






Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, and Baptist Pastors Lead Rally for Abortion


By Micaiah Bilger
Life News


Most leaders in Judeo-Christian faiths believe scripture teaches that all human lives are valuable and deserving of protection. But there are some who stray from the teaching and promote abortion.

A group of New York state clergy members recently advocated for abortion at the state capital, Christian News Network reports.

Together, abortion activists who identify as Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopalian, Baptist, Unitarian and Jewish urged New York state lawmakers to support abortion and Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in the United States, according to the report.

“As pastors, we believe in New Yorkers’ ability to get the health care that is supported by their religious teachings and personal beliefs,” director Dennis Ross, a Reformed Jewish rabbi, told the Legislative Gazette. “People of all faiths believe in safe and legal abortion, access to contraception and sex education, and we know Planned Parenthood is an essential healthcare provider.”
Sara Hutchinson Ratcliff of the group Catholics for Choice, which is not affiliated with the Catholic Church, also participated in the event in Albany.
“Regardless of what the Catholic bishops may tell policymakers, the great majority of the faithful in the Catholic church disagree with our hierarchy about issues of abortion, contraception, and where and how the proper role of religious voices in public policy should be,” Ratcliff said.
It’s disturbing to see these clergy members putting their time and effort into supporting the multi-million dollar abortion industry and the destruction of unborn babies’ lives when they could be helping women and babies who so desperately need their support.

Judeo-Christian faiths teach their followers to protect and defend the most vulnerable people, even when it is not easy. Babies in the womb are some of the most discriminated against and violated human beings in our culture today. Every year in the United States, nearly 1 million unborn babies are aborted, and their mothers and fathers often are left wounded and grieving.




Join Created Equal for Our Summer Justice Ride Outreaches in Columbus June 5th thru June 9th



Created Equal

“I remember seeing your group on my campus last year and it had a significant impact on me,” Emmilee from Bowling Green State University wrote to Created Equal recently. “When I first saw your displays, I did not want to believe what I saw, but I took it upon myself to think and research further. I am proud to say that now my views have changed completely.” Want to impact people like Emmilee this summer? Join Created Equal’s Justice Ride!

Columbus, OH – May 22, 2017 – More than forty student activists will be joining Created Equal for our 2017 Summer Justice Ride.  Columbus will be the main stop on Created Equal's Justice Ride -- a week-long event drawing inspiration from the Civil Rights era's Freedom Rides.  We want to invite you to join us at the Ohio Statehouse and Columbus abortion facilities June 5th-6th & 9th, 2017.

Created Equal in Downtown Columbus

What:  Anti-abortion display making the case that abortion is age discrimination.
When & Where: 
June 5th from 12:30-4:00PM; Ohio Statehouse, corners of Broad & 3rd and of Broad & High
June 6th from 10:00AM-3:00PM; Corner of 12th and High; Corner of Broad & High
June 9th from 12:00-4:00PM; Corner of 12th and High; Corner of Broad & High

Created Equal at Columbus' Two Abortion Clinics

What:  Sidewalk counseling: Offering other options to women and couples going into abortion clinics while displaying photos of preborn children and those killed by abortion
Where: Planned Parenthood, 3255 E Main Street, Columbus, OH 43213
Founder's Women's Health Center, 1243 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205   
When: June 5th & June 9th from 9:00-11:00AM
 


This would be a great experience to come see Created Equal in action, and work with us to change minds, offer healing, and save lives.  Joining us would also be a chance to get a preview of what the Justice Ride is like if you or any youth you know are interested on coming on a future Justice Ride (our next one is in March, 2018 to Florida).  Come encourage the youth who joined us for a week-long training to become pre-born defenders!

For information contact Gabriel Vance at 740-972-2570 or gabriel@createdequal.org

Riding for Justice,
Gabriel & the Created Equal Team

40 Days for Life: Faith, Courage, and a Willingness to Step Out


Shawn Carney, President
40 Days for Life

Those are the traits of 40 Days for Life local leaders! Now is the time to discern how God could use YOU during the next 40 Days for Life campaign from September 27 – November 5.

Applications to LEAD a local 40 Days for Life campaign will open just one week from TOMORROW!



So what kind of a person leads a campaign?

Some are young — and some are not-so-young. From retired members of the military to stay-at-home moms … from college students to doctors … and even a few airline pilots.

Ever since 40 Days for Life began, God has taken ordinary people and helped them step into the role of local campaign leader.

And I want you to hear a few of their stories on this week’s 40 Days for Life podcast.

These are impressive people — but they’re no different from you. They see the attacks on life in our culture … and trust that God can use them to help end abortion where they live. They are proof that we are not helpless in the fight to end abortion.

And He does indeed use them to save lives and change hearts! Just listen:
https://40daysforlife.com/2017/05/23/podcast-73/
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We’ll talk more about campaign leadership in the weeks ahead. Granted, this may not be for you. But you CAN contribute … by PRAYING for all of those who will be making the decision soon to lead a 40 Days for Life campaign.
Please pray those of us on the headquarters team as we approve applications and begin to train local leaders this summer. This is God’s work — and we can’t do it without His strength and guidance!



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, May 25, 2017

Remembering Our Aborted Children – Burial Sites and Memorials

A recent article in my community newspaper noted that a stone monument in memory of the unborn was being dedicated on the eve of Ascension Thursday at one of our local parishes and would be part of a Prayer Garden.  What a wonderful idea I thought.  I then began to wonder where there might be other memorials to the most vulnerable among us who lost their lives before they had begun.

A quick internet search resulted in the  AbortionMemorials.com website that provides a list of known burial grounds for aborted children as well as memorial sites.  The locations are listed by state.  I am a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the abortionist Kermit Gosnell was found guilty on three counts of murder in 2013.  During the investigation remains of 47 babies were found on the premises of his abortion clinic and today those children are buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery here in Philadelphia.  What I didn’t realize and was surprised to learn is that there is also a Memorial to the Unborn at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, located in the Langhorne suburb of Philadelphia – which happens to be where my husband and other family members are buried.  I had no idea there was such a memorial there but I plan to make a visit in the near future.

In reviewing the list of grave sites throughout the U.S., in some instances there is additional information provided as to the children that are buried there and the circumstances under which their bodies were found. These stories are heartbreaking but thankfully, once these babies were discovered there were people willing to step up to ensure a proper service was performed.

Since we are approaching summertime and many of us are making travel plans, you may want to make a prayerful visit to one of these sites if you happen to be traveling in these areas.  If you know of any grave sites or memorials that are not listed or wish to share your experience when you do visit these sites, this info can be provided on the website.

The 5th Annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children is scheduled for September 9, 2017 at which time solemn vigils will be held at these grave sites throughout the U.S.


Study Finds Sex-Selective Abortion Does Not Decrease with Assimilation

"My husband said that I must give him a son…If not, I will have to get an abortion because he does not want another daughter."


By Jonathan Abbmonte
Population Research Institute


In some South and East Asian cultures, a strong emphasis on male heirs has led to strong son preference and the practice of sex-selective abortion. Women, girls, and females yet unborn continue to suffer the drastic consequences of extreme son preference, including physical or verbal abuse from family members or spouses for women who fail to produce a son or abort their unborn daughters.

The toll son preference has had on unborn girls has been staggering. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that some 117 million girls are now missing across Asia and Eastern Europe due to the practice of sex-selective abortion.

Demographers have long been aware that some immigrants living in the West from South and East Asian countries continue to practice sex-selective abortion even after relocating. It has been widely assumed that son preference diminishes by itself over time with assimilation, decreasing the longer immigrant couples have resided in their new home countries.

But a new study released last week by the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada shows that heavily male-biased sex ratios at birth do not improve the longer some immigrant women have lived in Canada.

In the study, singleton birth records were analyzed for nearly 47,000 Indian-Canadian women living in Ontario from 1993-2014. Among Indian-Canadian women overall, sex-selection generally did not become apparent until the third birth, and only if the previous two births were girls.


[1] But for women at parity 3 with two prior female births, researchers found that almost twice as many boys (1.92; 95% CI 1.73-2.12) were born for every girl.[2] Sex ratios at birth overall also tended to be slightly biased toward males at parity 2 when the first birth was also male.[3] Normal sex ratios at birth, without sex-selective abortion, typically range from about 1.03 to 1.07 boys for every girl.
“Certain women are forced to bear the burden of backward cultural attitudes on son preference prevalent in their former home countries,” Mosher says, “these women deserve our compassion and support so that they are not pressured into a scenario where they believe that they have to surrender their rights and the very lives of their unborn daughters to satisfy an unjust cultural standard. Sex-selective abortion is unacceptable regardless of who practices it or the motives for it.”
Population Research report continues

Democrat Lawmakers File Bill to Criminalize Pro-Life Free Speech They Find “Annoying”


Ohio Right to Life

Yesterday, pro-choice Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill in the Ohio House to criminalize free speech that they consider “annoying” by setting a 15-foot buffer zone around abortion facilities.

The bill is similar to another they introduced in 2015, as well as a Columbus City Council measure that attempted to do the same thing last summer. The legislation targets sidewalk counselors and other pro-lifers who maintain a regular prayerful presence outside of abortion facilities, attempting to reach women and men one last time before an abortion takes place. These pro-life advocates offer women life-affirming options. They offer them a chance to talk, a chance to think, and a chance to reconsider.
It’s no wonder the abortion industry is annoyed: Pro-life advocates like these aren’t taking abortion-on-demand lying down. They’re giving women real alternatives: The choice to parent and the choice to make an adoption plan.
As overreaching as Roe v. Wade was, the infamous Supreme Court decision didn’t outlaw disagreement, and it didn’t criminalize free speech. For an industry that purports to be about “choice” and “freedom,” this kind of legislation reveals how shallow their supposed values really are.
But let’s be clear: This legislation is going nowhere. Ohio’s legislature is overwhelmingly pro-life, having passed 18 Ohio Right to Life-supported initiatives in the last six years. Furthermore, the Supreme Court has already unanimously ruled buffer zones unconstitutional.


Why Success Stories are Planned Parenthood’s Worst Nightmare


Natahana and Mitchel Clay with their children, including newborn
twins they welcomed with the help of a local pregnancy center.
Photo By: Timothy Tai, Columbia Tribune
By Jay Hobbs
National Right to Life


Pregnant for the second time and on the verge of losing her medical coverage, Nathana Clay turned to My Life Clinic, a life-affirming pregnancy center in Columbia, Missouri.

At the clinic, Nathana and her husband, Mitchel, had the chance to meet their twin boys via ultrasound and get connected with Medicaid funding that would help the Clays welcome little Daniel and Joseph into the world in early May.

While that story is unqualified good news in the eyes of virtually every human being on the planet, it’s the very worst nightmare for abortion advocates in Missouri. Rather than rejoicing with the Clays, the abortion lobby laments the state’s largest-ever investment of $6.4 million in pregnancy centers that benefit thousands of women in Nathana’s situation each year.

Oh, have we mentioned that My Life Clinic is right across the street from Planned Parenthood, its bottom line evaporating every time a mother chooses life over abortion? That would explain the abortion lobby’s fear of successful families, wouldn’t it?

Hard to keep the lights on when clients—and their preborn babies—are leaving in droves for a better option.

Writing for the Columbia Tribune, Brittany Ruess tells both sides of the story in a piece published Sunday. First, Ruess airs the abortion lobby’s grievances against pregnancy centers like My Life Clinic, which NARAL Pro-Choice America’s state and national leaders put forward in a joint letter to Gov. Eric Greitens earlier this month.

While NARAL’s brass alleges that pregnancy centers falsely advertise and trick women into their centers, wherein unsuspecting women are summarily thumped with a hidden religious agenda, Natahana and her family of five tell a much different story.

“Everyone we’ve met has been warm, welcoming and kind,” she told Ruess, whose coverage includes an overview of the help Nathana and her family received at My Life Clinic.
Centers like My Life Clinic meet tangible needs of 2 million Americans every year, including nearly 27,000 Missourians—according to a 2016 report from Alliance for Life of Missouri. Those services fit well within the parameters of Missouri’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which accounts for the bulk of the $6.4 million allocated to pregnancy centers under the current budget proposal.
Over the past year alone, 72 Missouri pregnancy centers in the state served over 17,000 individual women at absolutely no cost with services that included 5,400 ultrasounds.
 Nationally, it’s estimated that as many 300,000 mothers choose life each year because of U.S. pregnancy centers—90 percent of which do not receive a dime of taxpayer funds.

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.



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

D-Day 2017 -- "Sing A Little Louder?"



By Kurt Kondrich
RenewAmerica


Each year on June 6th we remember D-Day and the tremendous sacrifices made during World War 2 by the forces of good to drive back and destroy the evil that had spread across Europe leaving a path of death, despair and darkness. This unwavering, all-out assault by unified powers of good led to the defeat of this horrific holocaust that claimed the lives of millions of innocent human beings. We must never forget these real heroes and all they gave.

On June 6th 2017 there will be a "Stand Up for Life Rally" at the PA Capitol to inspire and renew the Pro-Life movement and unify forces to restore a culture of Life across our state and nation: http://www.phillyalive.net/ 


Since abortion was legalized and unleashed on our country in 1973, more than 59 million innocent unborn children have been slaughtered in this American genocide of our most vulnerable citizens – almost 10X the Holocaust of World War 2. We terminate 3500+ unborn children each day, and the time has come to drive back this evil which is the greatest cause of death in the United States. Innocent babies are being given death sentences and aborted up until the day of birth in this one nation under God, and where is the outcry from our inclusive, tolerant culture and the American churches which daily should be leading the charge to end this massacre?


Continue reading Kurt's article by clicking here


   
   
I am the father of a beautiful daughter Chloe who was born with Down syndrome, and she is a priceless Blessing to our family and community.

When I became aware of the 90+% abortion rate for children diagnosed with Down syndrome in the womb, I embarked on a mission to be a loud Voice for children like Chloe and make sure people see ABILITIES and what a precious gift these individuals are.

I speak frequently to policymakers, community groups, students and church leaders about the silent prenatal eugenic movement against children diagnosed prenatally with Down syndrome, and I am passionate about spreading the Truth in a culture that has embraced death, deception and depravity. Jesus Christ is my Savior and Role Model, and I feel very blessed that He uses me as His instrument to defend the most vulnerable members of our society. Never underestimate the power of one small Voice, and "God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called."

As prenatal genetic testing rapidly advances I challenge people to ask the question "Who will be next to be identified, targeted and eliminated because they don't meet the lost cultural mandates for misguided perfection?" Please take time to read my stories, and I would love your feedback.

Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart"




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The organization is for ALL people who consider themselves loyal Americans. It has no philosophy, image, or agenda beyond this one unifying premise: America must return to its founding principles if it is to survive.

RenewAmerica is thus nonpartisan and nondenominational.

Because RenewAmerica is GRASSROOTS at heart, it remains fundamentally independent, creative, and energetic in pursuing its distinctive agenda in the cause of strengthening America. We welcome your creative energy in this vital cause.  Please join with us. We need your strength.


Use this link to read the mission statement and the history of RenewAmerica.



PA High School Censors Students for Life Club, Gets Demand Letter

Elizabeth Castro
Students for Life

Parkland High School principal and superintendent received a demand letter from senior Elizabeth Castro and Students for Life of America, sent by the Thomas More Society. The letter charges that the school’s denial of the Students for Life group at the school, Trojans for Life, is unconstitutional and must be reversed.
“The high school students we work with are passionate defenders of life and oftentimes, their schools put up unnecessary and unconstitutional obstacles when they try to start their Students for Life clubs,” said Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins. 
“The school’s baseless claim that the club would be too ‘controversial’ and ‘political’ is a common excuse we hear – and it’s always infringing on the First Amendment rights of pro-life students, treating them as second-class citizens because they happen to want to educate their peers on the horrors of abortion and help pregnant and parenting students at their school.”
In the fall of 2016, Elizabeth tried to go through the standard process of starting at Students for Life group at her school. The assistant principal said the group needed an advisor and one was found soon after but subsequently withdrew. In March of 2017, the Trojans for Life found a new advisor and submitted their application, which was verbally denied by the assistant principal, who deemed the group too “political” and “controversial.” 

On April 6th, Elizabeth sent an email to the assistant principal, where she tried to find out what could be done so that the Students for Life group could exist alongside all the other school clubs, like the Gay Straight Alliance, the Chess Club, and the Fashion Club. No response was received from the school.
“We met all the requirements of Parkland High School to start a club at the school and were denied simply because we are pro-life,” said Elizabeth Castro, senior at Parkland High School. 
“As a club, our purpose is to create a life-affirming culture at our school, educate our peers on the issue of life, hold diaper drives to support pregnant and parenting students, and become a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. The school is not only denying my right to start a group but denying the opportunity for others at my school to learn about the greatest human rights social injustice of our time.”