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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.


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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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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Give Me Liberty and Give Me Death?




Tim Bradley, Reasearch Associate
Charlotte Lozier Institute


Death by euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide is primed to take off in Canada, as Parliament passed Bill C-14 on June 17. The law, which establishes guidelines under which Canadians can receive assistance in killing themselves or be euthanized by medical personnel, received royal assent the same day. Royal assent can be supplied by the Governor General and does not denote approval by Buckingham Palace.

C-14 represents the culmination of a process that was set in motion more than a year and a half ago. The Supreme Court of Canada decriminalized assisted suicide and euthanasia in its decision in Carter v. Canada on February 6, 2015.

In that decision the unanimous court held “that the prohibition on physician-assisted dying is void insofar as it deprives a competent adult of such assistance where (1) the person affected clearly consents to the termination of life; and (2) the person has a grievous and irremediable medical condition … that causes enduring suffering that is intolerable to the individual in the circumstances of his or her condition.” Included in the court’s consideration of qualifying medical conditions is “physical or psychological” pain.


continue reading at https://lozierinstitute.org

                  
The goal of the Charlotte Lozier Institute is to promote deeper public understanding of the value of human life, motherhood, and fatherhood, and to identify policies and practices that will protect life and serve both women’s health and family well-being. Our profound conviction is that the insights available through the best science, sociology and psychology cannot help but demonstrate that each and every human is not only “fearfully and wonderfully made” but blessed to be born at this time in human history.  

Use this link for more information about this organization. 



Obama's Latest Gift to the Abortion Lobby





Martin Fox, President
National Pro-Life Alliance


When it comes to safety, you may have noticed that there are two standards under the abortion lobby and Obama’s Food and Drug Administration:
*** loose regulations and easy access for abortion 
*** strict government regulations for everything else
In 1999 the Clinton Administration rushed approval for the infamous home abortion pill RU-486 for abortionists.

Now the Center for Disease Control reports that RU-486 has snuffed out nearly 2.6 million babies.

Not only that, RU-486 has resulted in thousands of expectant mothers sustaining severe injuries and even death.

Yet recently, to expand RU-486’s “availability” to women, the FDA has lengthened the approved drug window of use from the first 7 weeks of gestation to 10 weeks.

By further relaxing the restrictions on its use, Obama’s Food and Drug Administration is ensuring that still more babies will be killed.

As Obama’s FDA supports the wishes of the abortion lobby and their mantra “easy access,” the slaughter continues.

Clearly the end of Obama’s presidency can’t come soon enough. 

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.


A 9 11 A DAY




from Frank X Panico
Xs in the Sky Films


Being a Christian filmmaker who is attempting to save the lives of the unborn through film, I am reaching out to other fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who also realize the importance of averting the abortion epidemic. Moreover, conveying the message that God can forgive anyone of anything, even a past abortion, is a paramount concern of my endeavor. My name is Frank X Panico and I founded a film company called "Xs in the Sky Films" in 2010 to produce quality films with Christian values. Our 4th and most recently project is a 50 minute documentary titled, "A 9/11 a Day".

The movie was completed with the assistance of Rachel's Vineyard in Riviera Beach FL and Mary's Shelter in Stuart FL. Both reputable organizations and their staff were filmed 
and interviewed for the film and provided extremely insightful and compelling testimony. 


In this riveting documentary we expose the fact that 3000 unborn babies a day are lost in abortion mills across America; around the same number killed in the tragic September 11th attack on the Twin Towers. Why has abortion become so acceptable in our society, what can we do to make it unacceptable and is this insidious practice in some way driven by Satan and his evil spirits? This 50-minute film asks us to explore these issues from the ground up with particular emphasis on the diabolical influence inherent to the abortion industry as no other film does. These controversial questions were posed to respected and even entertaining men and women who hold over twenty-five years of experience in the front lines of the fight in the field of the abortion industry. Their conclusions breech the distance in the debate for life and offer a unique perspective on the motives and means behind the billion dollar killing corporation as it is unraveled and exposed in “A 9/11 A Day.”

. This cinematic experience goes straight for the jugular of Planned Parenthood and all abortion mills, annihilating the myths they spew out, such as, they just want to help women and there is no negative repercussion associate with the killing of child that dwells within them. Perhaps the most vital message conveyed through this film is this. If a woman is plagued with suffering from a past abortion, they must sincerely ask our creator for forgiving and healing and it will be granted to them. The burden of a past abortion can stop a woman from reaching the purpose that God has for them. This is Satan’s tactic. The Evil One does not want these post aborted women to flourish and be joyful, and he does not want to allow God’s plan for them to unfold. One should take no part in unfruitful works of darkness, but expose them.


View the video below or watch on YouTube using this link.  






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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Operation Rescue's Archive of Reports on Abortion-Related Maternal Deaths




from Troy Newman
Operation Rescue


Wichita, KS -- Operation Rescue has released a permanent archive of reports related to documented cases of abortion-related maternal deaths. In many cases, Operation Rescue was the primary source that uncovered the abortion patient death, researched and reported on it, and filed complaints against those abortionists and facilities responsible.

This is not an exhaustive listing of abortion patient deaths by any means, but simply an archive of the many reports produced by Operation Rescue on efforts to uncover these tragedies and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The actual number of maternal deaths from abortion are unknown, due to inadequate reporting and the fact that the Abortion Cartel goes to great lengths to cover them up so they can pretend to the public that their grisly business is "safe and legal." We know better.

The Abortion Cartel wants us to forget these women ever existed, or that their deaths are acceptable losses. We reject both those notions. May we never forget the toll in human tragedy abortion inflicts on women, their babies, and society in general, and may that memory urge us on in our work to protect human lives until abortion has ended for good.



Go to the Archive now by clicking here



Please Save Mary's Shelter - Our New Home in Alabama



from Christopher Bell, President
Good Counsel



The call came through to me recently. A special place known as Mary’s Shelter called, pleading for help—without it, they’d have to shut down. Moms and their babies would be turned out with nowhere to go. I had to say yes!

I prayed to God for guidance. I believe He is saying that now is the time to stretch my faith … to trust … and not be afraid.

You see, Mary’s Shelter is located on the Gulf Coast, serving women from Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle. The mothers and babies they’re caring for there are just as precious to God as the mothers and babies are here in the New York area.

Can I count on you to join with me to help rescue moms and save babies in the Gulf Coast?


Your gift today will help turn Mary’s Shelter into Good Counsel Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast, saving moms and their babies from being turned out into the streets!

I need your prayers. Pray this transition goes smoothly, that the mothers and babies at Good Counsel Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast won’t have to find another place to stay. Pray God blesses in abundance.

Please, give as generously as you can! Your generosity today will touch the lives of mothers in need and their babies! Thank you for opening your heart once again. God bless you!

Please help Save Good Counsel Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast by clicking on the image below and making a donation to help these mothers!  

            
  


          
Good Counsel recognizes the dignity of God-given life from the moment of conception, fostering a nurturing, safe family environment, encouraging self-respect and independence for pregnant mothers and their children in a diverse community of all faiths and beliefs.

Through the intercession of Our Lady of Good Counsel and Mary’s Missionaries, The Good Counsel family promotes the Corporal Works of Mercy for mothers and their children, building a network of homes while advancing the Culture of Life across these United States.  For more information, please use this link.