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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pro-life Warriors Speak . . .

I Was a Stranger Booklet Gives Voice to Victims of Abortion




Mark Harrington, National Director
Created Equal


Columbus, OH – August 23, 2016 – The anticipated I Was a Stranger booklet has just been released, featuring "seventeen meditations by those who have been battling abortion for years and have seen its bloody fruits with their own eyes." See book description HERE.

The collection includes a meditation by Created Equal's National Director Mark Harrington in which he shares his own "mountaintop" experience:

"I see them all . . . every one of them." Those were the words of the Lord to me as I sat reflecting on a mountaintop several years ago overlooking the vast expanse of Maine's northern peninsula. He said, "As your heart grieves for them, so does mine. Your purpose is to make them known, not to save them all." --Mark Harrington

Order a copy of this first-ever compilation from those who have been on the frontlines of the abortion battle for decades and who are continuing to persevere.


Created Equal is a social action movement seeking to end the greatest human rights injustice of our time. Killing preborn babies is nothing less than age-based discrimination. Abortion robs us of our future. Our goal is to restore the true meaning of equality to include equal protection between the born and the preborn. 

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Story of a Baby Saved by Sidewalk Advocates for Life







Lauren Muzyka, Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life


Another miraculous story from the sidewalk to share with you -- this one from the Southeast! Our program director in that area shared the following with us...

"I'm happy to report a woman with an appointment for an abortion of her 3rd child made the decision to cancel her appointment and go to the (pregnancy center). One of our (Sidewalk Advocates) spoke to her and her husband for about 20-30 minutes after she directed them to a grassy spot next to the Planned Parenthood driveway. (She) spoke to them in Spanish and shared some personal family history, as well as presented the 'Watch Me Grow' pamphlet and fetal model, as she spoke words of help and encouragement to the couple. The woman and her husband left to their new appointment with (the pregnancy center), wearing huge smiles in their joyous decision for life! We all feel blessed!"

After two years of ministry, we can tell you that these amazing stories never get old!

Here's what's even more amazing: When it comes to this incredible journey that the Lord has called us to on the sidewalk ...this is now business as usual.

In fact, just about every day -- thanks to your prayers and support -- we get a story or two like this! Since we started just over two years ago, we've witnessed almost 1,400 babies saved ...among other miracles!

Your support has helped make moments like this possible. God continues to show us that if we say YES to Him – and we persevere – He will show us amazing victories!


Sidewalk Advocates for Life takes a peaceful, prayerful, law-abiding approach to reaching out to those servicing the abortion center. We seek to be the hands & feet of Christ and to ‘stand in the gap’ for those who, ironically, may feel they have no choice. While we provide crisis intervention on the sidewalk to women in unplanned pregnancies headed into the abortion center, we recognize that our outreach can only go so far: we must offer her real, ongoing help or crisis management. Our interaction never ends without offering her life-affirming alternatives such as help from the local pregnancy resource center(s) and other organizations in her local community.


For more information or to make a donation,, please use this link.  Your support has helped make moments like this possible. God continues to show us that if we say YES to Him – and we persevere – He will show us amazing victories!  


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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Upcoming Events from Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust




from Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust

Here are some upcoming opportunities you should be aware of, including one this week!

  • Show Support for Case Against Physician Assisted Suicide - Friday
  • Day of Remembrance of Aborted Babies - Sept 10th
  • 40 Days for Life - Sept 28th thru Nov 6th
  • Voiceless Movie Campaign - Oct 7th
  • Be a Full-Time or Part-Time Cristeros Missionary NOW thru Election Day!

 

As you may know, physician assisted suicide (PAS) went into effect in California on May 9th. Despite having been stalled in regular session, the bill was re-numbered as ABX2-15 and sent to a special session of the state legislature called by the Governor last year. The special session was NOT called for consideration of physician assisted suicide. Through these devious means, the bill was passed by a 4-vote margin in the 80-member Assembly and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

The content of this new life-and-death law and the method by which it was passed are contrary to our state Constitution and are being challenged by the Life Legal Defense Foundation in Riverside Superior Court. See the legal papers. Presiding Judge Daniel Ottolia will hear the case and make his decision on Friday, August 26th. This case merits intense public interest in the courtroom. PAS proponents such as Compassion and Choices may attempt to pack the chamber. Let us be sure to have a large anti-PAS presence there. Here are the details:

WHO: Calling pro-lifers to stand against physician assisted suicide. We've done it before, let's do it again!

WHAT: A strong anti-physician assisted suicide presence is desired during the hearing and verdict on the illegality of ABX2-15 as signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. We are not there to lobby the judge; rather we are there to show unceasing public concern with the issue. A strong turnout could help carry a good verdict forward should it be appealed.

WHERE: Superior Court of Riverside County - The Old Historic Court Building; 4050 Main St., Riverside, CA (main entrance on Main Street between 10th and 11th Street). Wheelchair entrance on 10th St. 
Directions - Once you pass through the metal detectors at the entrance, go to Department 4 (Floor 1) and line up outside the courtroom, which seats about 35 people. Look for Dr. Dale Broome who is leading this support event.
Parking - There is street-side metered parking for up to 4 hours all around the downtown area. Parking structures are also located at: 3535 12th Street, 4090 Lemon St., 3964 Orange Street.

WHEN: Friday, August 26, 2016
Muster at the court house at 7 a.m. Court house opens at 7:30. The trial starts at 8:30 a.m.

ATTIRE: Our color is RED. Their color is yellow. Wear something red. Business attire suggested. No signs are allowed in the courtroom.

COORDINATION: Let us know if you plan to attend and we'll keep you informed of any important developments. Respond to Info@LifePriority.net

              


We invite you to join us for an important pro-life prayer service taking place in Riverside, CA on Saturday, September 10th, 2016.

We will honor the memory of the more than 60 million preborn victims of abortion during the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.

Solemn prayer services will be held simultaneously at grave sites around the country where abortion victims have been buried, as well as at many other memorial sites dedicated in their honor.

I hope that you will be able to join us for the memorial service taking place in our community:

Event: Memorial Service for Victims of Abortion - Riverside LocationWhen: Saturday, September 10th, 2016Time: 10 amLocation: Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park
Address: 11500 Arlington Ave. Riverside, CA 92505

This solemn memorial service will last approximately one hour.

Please come out for this important pro-life event, prayerfully witnessing to the humanity of our preborn brothers and sisters, together with our fellow pro-lifers throughout the country.

In the Sermon on the Mount, our Lord promised us: "Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted."

For more information or any questions, please email info@survivors.la 

You can learn more about the Day of Remembrance and the history about the memorial service right here. Some background on the grave-site itself is available here from Life Advocate!
       

                   
The Survivors will be leading the 40 Days for Life Campaign at the San Bernardino Planned Parenthood! 

Praise Report: By Gods grace our sidewalk counselors rescued over 30 preborn children and over 30 couples accepted alternatives to from birth control through Natural Family Planning! This cost PP over $15,000! Because of our free, compassionate resources families chose life and love! There is now a wall surrounding PP's lies, abuse and death. They thought the wall would keep us away, yet we will continue to be strong in prayer!


Challenge: Save more lives with the Cristeros during 40 Days for Life! With more churches, families, teens and YOU involved we could save so many more babies and parents from the pain of abortion! Contact us to help you get started.


From September 28th to November 6th: It is a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization dedicated to prayer and activism at the frontlines of the abortion war. We pray that, with God's help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city - and beyond!! Come ready to make a commitment to stand for the preborn and defend them in their mothers womb.

What: 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign Kickoff RallyWhen: TBA
Time: TBAWhere: Planned Parenthood San Bernardino1873 Commercenter Dr W, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Contact: James@survivors.la to be added to the campaign mailing list.

Can't join this one? Find a location near you!




Bring Voiceless to your community!


The Survivors will be sponsoring the Voiceless movie in a local theater in the Inland Empire!

Date: October 4th or 5th. More details coming.
The Voiceless film is about Christian prayer in action for Gods greater glory! During our Survivors Camp we were all inspired by the main characters perseverance and courage to be on the frontlines of the abortion battle. It was a privilege to watch it at camp with Rusty before it is out in theaters.


"A gripping story, infused with heart and soul, VOICELESS illustrates why one courageous individual risked everything to "speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves" ... and the profound ripple effect that each of us can have while answering that call. Watch this emotionally compelling story, and then share VOICELESS with friends, family, and fellow believers. Just make sure to have a box of tissues nearby!" - David Bereit, CEO 40 days for Life


Have you been seeking a way to get your Church involved? Do you see your brothers and sisters lose hope in their faith and trust in God? Could the youth in your parish do more to rescue babies? This movie is an essential tool to use to activate our Churches! It is important for our churches to watch this film because so many of our brothers and sisters have been gravely affected by abortion and the Word of God offers healing and freedom! Now it is time to stand up for God's truth and spread the light to rescue families by engaging our Churches to be actively prolife because we need them to join the fight to end abortion!

More information on this film can be found here.




Cristeros Job Opportunities



How many jobs have you had that you can look back on and say I saved a life!?This is something powerful to share with your future children. Make this opportunity worth while. Make it count for something.

Join the Cristeros team and live and work for Christ in daily activism for the pre-born. We will save lives this coming year -- only questions are: Are you a Cristero -- a Christ follower? And will you be in the fight He has called you to?

"Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth" - 1 John 3:18

Join us on the front lines of the abortion battle!  Part and Full Time positions available.  Contact Survivors: (951) 750-1114 | info@survivors.la


The Danger of Misunderstanding the 'Vegetative State'




By Mary Rezac
Catholic News Service


Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 23, 2016 / 09:02 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- Martin Pistorius was a healthy 12-year-old boy living in South Africa with his family in the late 1980s when he was overcome with a mysterious illness.

The doctors weren't sure what had come over Martin, but their best guess was cryptococcal meningitis. Over time, Martin lost his ability to move by himself, his ability to make eye contact, and eventually his ability to speak.

The hospital told Martin's parents, Rodney and Joan Pistorius, that their son was in a vegetative state, and to take him home and make him comfortable.

But approximately two years into this vegetative state, Martin woke up. He was aware of everything going on around him “like a normal person,” he told NPR – he just couldn't communicate. He spent 12 years in this state, most people thinking him a vegetable, until he was able to prove that he was conscious.

Martin now owns his own business and has written a book about his experience. He lives in the United Kingdom with his wife.



Still 'Pro-choice' After This? Then You Have No Soul

 A Challenge to Abortion Supporters to Watch 4D Ultrasound Video


By Matt Barber
World Net Daily


Moral clarity alert. The kid gloves are off. Time for some serious soul searching.

You proponents of the torturous live-dismemberment of children in the womb, just knock it off already. Your pro-abortion euphemisms – “pro-choice,” “reproductive freedom,” “women’s rights” and other such propagandist nonsense – have run their shameful course. 


As you regressive “progressives” like to say, “The science is settled.” Pre-born babies are objectively and empirically distinct persons with emotions, autonomy (though in a dependent stage of human development, not unlike post-birth babies) and the unalienable human rights intrinsic to all human beings.

Watch this amazing 4D ultrasound video posted on the “Meddy Bear” Facebook page and, absent some deeply-rooted, self-deluded and pathological ability to rationalize (a disturbing hallmark of the moral-relativist cultural and spiritual phenomenon), you will be left no other “choice” than to admit that the “pro-choice” myth is as dead as the death it represents.

Video can be viewed below or on YouTube using this link.  




Simply breathtaking. As would you if, God forbid, you were captured and tortured to death by Islamic State radicals, these busy little babies, too, feel immense physical pain and terror when their arms, legs and heads are ripped off by “pro-choice” extremists.
Every human being, born or yet born, is a precious individual of incalculable import, created in the image and likeness of a holy God, no less valuable and worthy of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness than you or I.

Just as, and despite the Supreme Court’s tortured reasoning in its scandalous Dred Scott decision, blacks were never really “three-fifths” persons, but, rather, were, are and always will be precious whole persons worthy of dignity and respect – so, too, and likewise despite the high court’s equally tortured and shameful reasoning in Roe v. Wade, are the pre-born.

Merriam Webster defines “homicide” as “a killing of one human being by another.” Moms, when you put a contract on the life of your child at the hands of Planned Parenthood assassins, you are, without any question, committing a homicide for no other reason than to accommodate your selfish wants or ill-informed fears (the latest studies show that abortion is rarely, if ever, necessary to save the life of the mother).



Adoption equals life. Abortion equals death. Full stop.



Voices for the Unborn 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.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

1,000+ Join Pro-Life Prayer March in Charlotte


By Danny David
Live Action News

On Saturday, over 1,000 people from more than forty different churches joined a pro-life prayer march in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte Stories reports that the event was one of the largest of its kind to ever take place in the state’s fastest growing city.

The march was organized by Love Life Charlotte, a ministry dedicated to supporting and increasing pro-life crisis pregnancy efforts. On its Twitter page, Love Life Charlotte describes itself as a “40-week campaign uniting and mobilizing churches to create a culture of Love and Life that will bring an end to abortion in Charlotte in 2016.”

On the group’s Facebook page, one commenter described the marc“It’s one thing to be against abortion, but it’s another thing to bring life, to actually bring choices to these mothers that feel like they really have no other choice,” said David Benham of Cities 4 Life, a partner of Love Life Charlotte.

Cities 4 Life has built “an extensive network of resources for women who are struggling through unwanted pregnancies,” known as the Life Network. Through the Life Network, pregnant women can find contact information for a host of pregnancy resources, ranging from crisis centers to online chat groups.

By working together, promoting positive change and offering quality alternatives, Charlotte pro-lifers believe they can lead the way in ending the city’s demand for abortion as “A thousand people meeting today, not to protest, not to shame. To love and serve people and ask God to bring an end to abortion.” Following the march, Love Life Charlotte celebrated its historic turnout.


Americans United for Life Releases State Sessions Report



In 2016, 43 states considered over 360 measures related to abortion,
fighting for the most vulnerable, encouraging in an election year and when all not in session

Clarke Forsythe,
Acting President & Senior Counsel
Americans United for Life



WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-15-16) – Americans United for Life released the 2016 State Sessions report today, which examines victories and set backs in the last legislative session on the LIFE issue. Legislative responses to Planned Parenthood’s reported trafficking in dismembered infant body parts were front and center in state legislatures.

Overall, in 2016, 43 states considered over 360 measures related to abortion, a significant number of abortion-related measures given the fact that this is an election year and that some states (including Texas) were not in regular session. State officials considered a number of efforts to protect taxpayers from funding Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the nation, as well as to address the callous treatment of human beings whose lives ended in abortion.

“Across the country, state legislators showed up for work, acting on their heartfelt concerns for mothers and their unborn children, and in response to the cold, hard facts that abortion harms women,” said AUL Acting President and Senior Counsel Clarke Forsythe. “Legislators also responded to videos depicting top Planned Parenthood officials discussing money for infant body parts, harvested after abortions. To assist their efforts, AUL developed an innovative model to address how the abortion industry uses human beings who die in abortion as either trash or gruesome ‘treasure,’ to be sold for profit. And AUL continued to assist states considering health and safety standards to protect women in abortion clinics.”

The majority of the pro-life bills considered in the 2016 sessions were written on topics that AUL champions in Defending Life, the playbook of pro-life legislation. New this year, AUL’s Unborn Infants’ Dignity Act directly addressed the inhumane trafficking in infant body parts portrayed in the Center for Medical Progress videos released in 2015, now under further investigation by the House Select Panel on Infant Lives chaired by U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).

The innovative AUL model requires that infants who die before birth, no matter how, be treated humanely, and not as trash, or sold or tossed in a landfill. Alabama and Idaho passed laws based on this innovative bill in 2016, and, AUL is receiving requests from across the country from others interested in humane treatment for infants who perish before birth.

Another AUL model that drew national attention was a measure against pre-natal discrimination, on which several state bills were based, including one that was enacted in Indiana. “A humane society values people for their intrinsic dignity, rather than discriminating against them based on prejudices about their abilities,” said Forsythe.

THE TOP SIX LIFE ISSUES ADVANCED: 

Overall, significant abortion-related measures in 2016 included:

1. Ensuring tax dollars do not pay for abortion or abortion providers. 
2. Limiting abortion at five months of pregnancy (20 weeks)
3. Prohibiting abortions based on sex, race or genetic abnormality.
4. Prohibiting dismemberment abortions.
5. Enacting ultrasound requirements.
6. Supporting abortion alternatives.

“Legislators concerned with the abortion industry’s growing track record of careless, harmful and even abusive behavior toward women and their unborn children worked to sever the industry’s ties to taxpayer resources,” said AUL staff attorney Anna Paprocki, on the legal team that prepared the report. “In fact, at least 27 states considered measures related to federal and state funding of abortion or abortion providers. We saw the continuation of state measures that mirror the enduring legacy of the federal Hyde Amendment, preventing tax dollars from paying for abortion. Legislators also responded to the abuses by the abortion mega-provider, Planned Parenthood, which takes more than $500 million in taxpayer dollars each year. There was a surge in measures considered and enacted that would ensure the integrity of states’ Medicaid and other healthcare programs against the predatory abortion industry.”

Another interesting trend was an increasing recognition of the humanity of the unborn, seen through the window of the ultrasound. At least 34 states considered over 90 measures providing legal recognition of and protection for unborn and newly born children and deceased unborn infants in contexts other than abortion.

“While 2016 abortion-related measures were overwhelmingly life-affirming there was a noticeable continued increase in measures seeking to undermine existing state law and policies regulating or limiting abortion,” noted Paprocki. “Abortion advocates worked to roll back the laws protecting women from abortion industry abuses, opting to work for a world in which abortion is less safe, more frequent, and taxpayer funded.

States considered at least 40 measures undermining existing life-affirming laws or supporting the so-called ‘right’ to abortion.”

To read more on the laws considered and passed related to life in the 2016 state legislative session, click here.

To read more on the continued interest at the state level in real and enforceable health and safety standards for abortion clinics, click here and here.




The RESISTANCE Continues!



from Ian Spencer
Created Equal


With the summer coming to a close and students going back to their campuses, there are plenty of opportunities to defend preborn children! Here is our fall outreach schedule:

September
  • 6 – Columbus State Community College
  • 8 – Otterbein University 
  • 16 – Ohio University
  • 20 – Capital University 
  • 23 – Indiana University 
October
  • 5 – Fountain Square in Cincinnati (Tentative)
  • 6 – Civic Center Mall in Toledo (Tentative)
  • 7 – University of Toledo 
  • 11 – Akron University 
  • 20 – Cleveland State University 
  • 27 – Ohio State University
November
  • 3 – Bowling Green State University 
  • 10 – Wright State University

In addition, we will be sidewalk counseling weekly, as well as leading high school outreach and Operations Overpass several times per month. To join any of these outreaches, please contact me by email at Ian@CreatedEqual.org

Created Equal is a social action movement seeking to end the greatest human rights injustice of our time.   Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe on Youtube.


Voices for the Unborn 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.




Monday, August 22, 2016

The Profound Agony of Miscarriage





by Constance T. Hull
Catholic Exchange 


I am writing this article because I know that I am not alone. I know that even in the midst of my deep grief and agony, there are others like me. I have just lost my fourth child to miscarriage. I don’t have profound spiritual insight to offer right now. Even though I am a student theologian, I won’t be offering theological explanations today. That will come later when the pain is less acute. For now, the pain, sorrow, and intense suffering must run its course. I want to explain the agony of miscarriage. 

First, this is to minister to those who suffer with me, and second, it is to explain that a miscarriage is the loss of a child; something that needs to be explained to a culture that has dehumanized unborn babies.



Constance T. Hull is a wife, mother, homeschooler, online high school theology teacher, and a graduate student. She is pursuing her Master's degree in Theology and considers herself to be a Thomist wanna-be. Her desire is to live the wonder so passionately preached in the works of G.K. Chesterton and to share that with her daughter and others. While you can frequently find her head inside of a great work of theology or philosophy, she considers her husband and daughter to be her greatest teachers. She is passionate about beauty, holiness, the Sacraments, theology, philosophy, and Catholic Culture. She also blogs regularly at Swimming the Depths. You can reach her at constance.t.hull81@gmail.com.



Hooking Kids on Sex



from American Life League

Planned Parenthood exposes children to sexual material in order to seed a generation of sex addicts, who will become future customers for the abortion giant. This report exposes Planned Parenthood's sex-education programs, using images from Planned Parenthood's own websites, social networks, and events.


Please take a few minutes to view American Life League's video below or watch it on YouTube using this link.



 

               

American Life League exists to serve God by helping to build a society that respects and protects individual innocent human beings from creation to death—without compromise, without exception, without apology.

The distinguishing mark of American Life League, by which we will be recognized, is our absolute commitment to the sacredness of every innocent human being’s life.  For more information or to make a donation, please use this link.  



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