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.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

France Debates Law that Would Criminalize Pro-Life Websites

Proposal a “Pro-Death Storm”



By Pete Baklinski
Live Action News

The socialist government of France is fast-tracking a bill aimed at criminalizing websites that might dissuade women from abortion.

The newly proposed “digital interference” law to be debated in the Assemblée nationale on Thursday aims at cracking down on French websites that would, in the words of the bill, “deliberately mislead, intimidate and/or exert psychological or moral pressure to discourage recourse to abortion.”

Convicted website owners could face two years in prison and fines up to 30,000 euros ($31,799 USD).

Dr. Joseph Meaney, director of international coordination for Human Life International, called the proposal a “pro-death storm” that has many concerned.
“It is aimed at banning pro-life websites and is really plunging towards ‘thought crimes.’ Even liberal bishops are speaking out against the penal sanctions for free speech,” he told LifeSiteNews.

Two of the country’s leading prelates have strongly condemned the proposal.
Cardinal André Vingt-Trois of Paris criticized the French government “obsession” with abortion in a radio interview on Friday, stating that the proposed legislation seems to have as its objective the “promotion of abortion as a normal outcome of pregnancy.”
He questioned why the government would make its top priority counteracting the influence of pro-life websites instead of sites that promote “radical terrorism.”



Criminal Charges Filed Against Anglican Priest for Praying Outside Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic


By Allison Aranda, Life Legal Defense Foundation
Life News


Father James Linton was arrested last month outside the San Bernardino Planned Parenthood for offering to pray with women entering the abortion facility. Police held him for six hours and later charged him with criminal trespass. If convicted, Father Linton could be sentenced to up to 90 days in jail and a $400 fine.

When he was arrested, Father Linton, an Anglican pastor, was standing on a public easement offering incoming mothers and fathers alternatives to abortion and praying for them to change their minds.

“The arrest of Father Linton is an outrageous violation of his First Amendment rights,” stated Allison Aranda, Senior Staff Counsel for the Life Legal Defense Foundation and a former prosecutor for Riverside County. “Father Linton simply offered assistance and alternatives to its patrons that could save the lives of their precious babies.”

Last year, Life Legal clients David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress released videos of their undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood. At the time, Father Linton’s wife was pregnant with their third child.

“The combination of seeing abortion victims sorted through for parts and my wife being pregnant destroyed me,” Linton said. “She organized a protest and I’ve been in front of the clinic every Friday since.”

Every Friday, the San Bernardino Planned Parenthood facility performs abortions up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. Due in part to Father Linton’s faithful presence and success at saving babies, the abortion facility recently built a wall in an attempt to hinder sidewalk counselors and prevent them from speaking to mothers and fathers in the parking lot.


Congressional Panel Refers Planned Parenthood for Prosecution




by Life Legal

The Select Panel on Infant Lives has made numerous referrals for criminal and regulatory prosecution pursuant to its investigation into Planned Parenthood for the trafficking of fetal body parts. The Select Panel was created after David Daleiden released a series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s role in the sale and purchase of the remains of aborted babies.

Rep. Mia Love of Utah announced the referrals on the House floor shortly before the House voted on legislation to continue funding the Select Panel. Love said the Panel has thus far “uncovered alarming revelations about the fetal tissue industry,” which have triggered at least eight investigations across the nation.

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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 FacebookGooglePinterest and The Tea Party Community. Help us spread the pro-life message by sharing our articles on your favorite social networks.

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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, December 2, 2016

General Assembly Rejects Controversial Sex Ed Programming, Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign



By Stefano Gennarini, J.D
Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)


NEW YORK, December 2 (C-Fam) A three-year campaign to have the General Assembly endorse “comprehensive sexuality education” programming fizzled out during negotiations this year.

Sponsors of the annual General Assembly resolution on the “Rights of the Child” did not include “comprehensive sexuality education” in the draft resolution that is being considered for adoption, resulting in a kind of ceasefire on one of the most heated UN battles on social issues.

European and World Health Organization standards for comprehensive sexuality education prescribe teaching children under 4 years old about “early childhood masturbation” and promote social acceptance of homosexuality and transgenderism throughout primary school.

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The mission of C-Fam is to defend life and family at international institutions and to publicize the debate.  Our vision is the preservation of international law by discrediting socially radical policies at the United Nations and other international institutions.  Fidelity to the teachings of the Church, Perseverance, Professionalism and Truth telling are our core values.  For more information or to financially support us with a gift, please use this link.  


Accomplishments: Select Panel Made Nine Criminal Referrals for Aborted Baby Parts Trafficking



By Cheryl Sullenger
Operation Rescue


Washington, DC - The House Select Panel on Infant Lives has released a list of nine criminal and regulatory referrals against abortion providers and/or fetal tissue procurement companies made as a result of their investigation into the illegal practice of selling aborted baby remains for profit.

The list was released in advance of an expected vote today on H. Res. 933, which would cover the expenses of the Select Panel's work through the end of the year. Floor debate is currently scheduled to begin around 2:30pm ET, with 30 minutes for debate allotted to each of the two sides.

Continue reading to see the list of criminal referrals and for a link to watch the floor debate!

                     
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation and has become a strong voice for the pro-life movement in America. Operation Rescue is now headquartered in a former abortion clinic that it bought and closed in 2006. From there, Operation Rescue launches its innovative new strategies across the nation, exposing and closing abortion clinics through peaceful, legal means. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to stop abortion and ultimately restore legal personhood to the pre-born in obedience to biblical mandates. Click here to support Operation Rescue. Click here to make a secure donation online.



Late-term Abortionist Martin Haskell Loses Facility License!

Abortionist's Lawyer Credits Created Equal's "Calling Out Doctors" for License Revocation


from Mark Harrington, Executive Director
Created Equal


Columbus, OH – Dec 1, 2016 – The facility license for notorious abortionist Martin Haskell's Dayton Women's Med Center has been revoked! According to the Associated Press, Haskell's attorney, Jennifer Branch, credits Created Equal's Killers Among Us project with the development.

Ohio law requires ambulatory surgical centers to have minimum standards, among which is a hospital transfer agreement. For years Haskell has been evading this state requirement through a variance or waiver. Earlier this year, we reported Haskell's variance had been denied because he was struggling to acquire enough doctors to sign on to support him.

"Our efforts combined with local activists have had an impact, evidenced by Haskell's inability to get individual doctors or hospitals to support his practice, leaving him with neither a transfer agreement nor a substantive basis for a variance. Now, it appears he may be forced to close his doors." – Mark Harrington, National Director, Created Equal
Since last year, we've been actively discouraging doctors from sullying their hands by collaborating with Haskell. Our Killers Among Us project, which includes mobile billboards, hand-delivered postcards, and more, was active in the Dayton area to expose those who collaborate with Haskell.

From the AP story:

"The anti-abortion group Created Equal had launched a campaign aimed at calling out doctors involved in abortions, which included posters, mailers and vehicles circulating through the doctors' neighborhoods publicizing their names. 
"'Other ob/gyn's in the community saw what was going on and didn't want to be part of it,' (Attorney for Martin Haskell Jennifer) Branch said."
The result? Haskell failed to acquire enough doctors to serve as backup, his variance was denied, and today we can announce his facility license has been revoked by the Ohio Department of Health!

According to the AP, Haskell has 15 days to appeal the order.

 
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For more information on Created Equal, or to help them thwart efforts of Haskell to skirt the law and keep his facility open, please use this link. Your gift helps Created Equal expose the killers among us.




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 FacebookGooglePinterest and The Tea Party Community. 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 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. 




Thursday, December 1, 2016

Life: The Choice "Pro-Choicers" Can't Stand



Martin Fox, President
National Pro-Life Alliance


One of the biggest lies foisted on the American people by the abortion lobby and the pro-abortion media is their self-description as "pro-choice."

But what happens when a young lady's judgment leads her to choose life?

Suddenly, the abortion crowd doesn't think her insight is so sacred.

A young teenager, known only as Belén to protect her privacy, captured the pro-abortion community's attention, inspiring all sorts of sweeping proclamations about how aborting the baby she was carrying would be "the best option" for Belén's well-being.

The pro-abortion crowd, of course, all agreed -- but Belén herself did not. Declaring her intention to "love the baby very much," she wants to keep her child and give him or her a chance at life.

That was enough for the self-described "pro-choice" crowd to throw choice out the window. They were certain that Belén didn't know what she was doing.

"At that age the girl doesn't have a capacity of discernment," one observer said.

Another declared, "it's not possible for any person at that age to have the capacity to understand the consequences on an act of that nature."

One even sneered that she had to give birth "because of Jesus."

So let's review. According to abortion supporters: if you want an abortion, you are wise and strong. If you don't, you're incompetent and immature.

The abortion lobby is pulling a massive shell game on the national discussion. Their every standard is just an excuse to rationalize abortion, free to be thrown away and totally contradicted whenever it's convenient for them.

That's why it's so important for you and me to expose their hypocrisy and end the unabated slaughter of the unborn.

               
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.




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 FacebookGooglePinterest and The Tea Party Community. 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 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. 


Preaching the Pro-life Message on New Year's Day






Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, shares thoughts about preaching on New Year’s Day, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Her role in bringing Christ to the world inspires hope, and hope enables us to say Yes to life.

View Father's video below or on YouTube using this link.



For more, visit www.ProLifePreaching.com.



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 FacebookGooglePinterest and The Tea Party Community. 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 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. 


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

New Trump HHS Secretary Tom Price: Defund Planned Parenthood, Selling Aborted Babies is “Barbaric”


By Steven Ertelt
Life News


President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for HHS secretary, pro-life Congressman Tom Price, strongly supports defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

America’s leading abortion company was exposed selling the body parts of aborted babies for profit, Congressman Price called the practice “barbaric” and said the abortion business ought to be defended.

Price, who is a physician, voted for Congressional legislation to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion company that pro-abortion President Barack Obama eventually vetoed. In a statement in association with that vote, price said the following:


“Anyone who has not viewed the disturbing videos recently released should do so. It is only with that knowledge that one can know, in horrific detail, the barbaric practices being committed with federal taxpayer dollars. These actions cross a moral line beyond comprehension.
 The revealing picture is of a supported routine for abortion practices that result in the harvesting and sale of baby parts, some of which are secured in barbaric process. This, if seen, will shake anyone’s conscience. Today, I voted to end taxpayer funding for the organization responsible and add criminal penalties in the event of born alive abortions.
“This effort is not about party ideology; it is about common, human decency and who we are as a people. I applaud the House for the steps taken today and encourage Congress to take further action in the days to come.”

Price has a long pro-life voting record as a member of Congress and has voted pro life 100% of the time according to the National Right to Life Committee.




Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: ‘We need to make abortions unthinkable’


By Danny David
Live Action News


On Monday, pro-life activist and niece of Martin Luther King Jr., Alveda King, spoke before a large crowd at Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. The event was hosted by Students for Life.
During the presentation, King revealed that before she was born, her own parents were told to abort her. The Rocky Mountain Collegian reports:


Alveda King said that Planned Parenthood told her parents to consider an abortion following her conception. Her father disagreed, and MLK Sr. claimed that he had seen the unborn child in a dream years prior, and described King to her parents. “That’s my granddaughter!” King Sr. had said, according to Alveda King.
King also claimed that, at the time, Planned Parenthood was actively pushing “population control” – including sterilization – on the Black community. In the 1960s, while King was marching for civil rights, Planned Parenthood was trying to restrain the Black population (despite claiming to help), says King.

Despite her history as a strong voice for the oppressed, including preborn lives, King was not always pro-life. At one point, King says she was “radical pro-choice,” and had two abortions herself, which she claims damaged her body. Eventually, she became pro-life, and she believes her uncle, Martin Luther King Jr., would join her in standing for the value of life.


“Abortion is not health care,” King said Monday. “A woman has a right to her body, but that is not her body. What about the baby?”

Live Action News story continues