Thursday, July 24, 2014

Francis urges faithful to protect life, “drawing near to poverty and vulnerability” - Vatican Insider

Francis urges faithful to protect life, “drawing near to poverty and vulnerability” - Vatican Insider





Francis’ message to British Catholics for the annual Day for Life, with quotes from the “Evangelii Gaudium”

Iacopo Scaramuzzi

vatican city

In his message to British Catholics for the
annual Day for Life, which this year falls on 27 July, he called on
faithful to “combat the culture of death, not only by working to ensure
adequate legal protection for the fundamental human right to life, but
also by seeking to bring the merciful love of Christ as a life-giving
balm to those troubling “new forms of poverty and vulnerability.”
 


Read more here: http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/the-vatican/detail/articolo/francesco-francis-francisco-35413/

From OurSundayVisitor: What it means to be pro-life to the very end

What it means to be pro-life to the very end
Despite the push to make physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia acceptable in society, death is not our choice to make.
  
 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

LifeNews Pro-Life News Report 7/14/14




LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.
Current Headlines

Top Stories
• Planned Parenthood Counselor Caught Telling Teen to Let Her Boyfriend Beat Her
• Obama Admin May Revise HHS Mandate After Losing Hobby Lobby Battle
• This Abortion Survivor’s Heartbreaking Letter to the Abortionist Will Leave You Speechless
• He Didn’t Learn of the Abortion Until Two Days Later When His Girlfriend Showed Up Crying

More Pro-Life News
• Newborn Baby Found Alive, Abandoned in Apartment Dumpster Now Doing Well
• Amazing Clip Of A Pregnant Woman At 36 Weeks, I Was Stunned!

• Liberal Court Dismisses Massive Fraud Lawsuit Against Planned Parenthood
• Study: Babies Learn Nursery Rhymes From Their Mom’s Voice While in the Womb
• Woman Hospitalized After Botched Three-Day-Long Abortion on Her 20-Week-Old Baby
• Does Sympathy for Women Victimized by Abortion Weaken the Pro-Life Cause?

• Two Years Ago There Were 44 Abortion Clinics in Texas, Now Just Eight Remain

• Teen Arrested After Killing Her Newborn Baby, Burying Body in Her Back Yard
• Australian Euthanasia Activist Philip Nitschke Will Lose His Medical License
• Massachusetts House Passes Radical Bill Prohibiting Pro-Life Free Speech

• What Would Martin Luther King Jr Say About Abortion? He Would “Defend Life”
• Doctor Tells Parents of Newborn With Down Syndrome “Don’t Expect Much”

• David Perdue Gets Pro-Life Endorsement to Face Pro-Abortion Michelle Nunn in Georgia Senate Race
• Ohio Pro-Life Group Backs Pro-Life Governor John Kasich for Re-Election



Planned Parenthood Counselor Caught Telling Teen to Let Her Boyfriend Beat HerAbortion activists claim pro-lifers are engaging in a “war on women:” by passing legislation to protect women and unborn children from abortion. But a new expose’ video catches a Planned Parenthood staffer engaging in her own war on women.
The pro-life group Live Action released the third installment today in its “SexEd” investigative series, showing a Planned Parenthood staffer in Portland, Oregon offering disturbing sex counseling to someone she thinks is a fifteen-year-old girl. The video clearly shows the counselor encouraging the young girl to allow herself to be victimized in violent sexual encounters with her partner. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/23/planned-parenthood-counselor-caught-telling-teen-to-let-her-boyfriend-beat-her/
Obama Admin May Revise HHS Mandate After Losing Hobby Lobby BattleThe Obama administration may back down somewhat on the pro-abortion HHS mandate that compels religious groups and businesses to pay for abortion-causing drugs and birth control for their employees after losing its battle against Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court.
However, the head of one pro-life group warns that it doesn’t trust the Obama administration to provide adequate protection for religious nonprofits that have objections to the abortion-causing drugs. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/23/obama-admin-may-back-down-on-hhs-mandate-after-losing-hobby-lobby-battle/
This Abortion Survivor’s Heartbreaking Letter to the Abortionist Will Leave You SpeechlessEveryday thousands of unborn humans are killed through abortion. They will never meet their mother. And they will never get the chance to tell the abortionist who killed them that he is forgiven. It isn’t every day that a person survives an attempt on her life, but surviving an abortion isn’t as uncommon or impossible as people think.
People who survive abortion are often full of questions and pain. Knowing that their own mother tried to have them killed is a heavy weight to carry throughout their lives. And knowing that the person who tried to kill them is probably out there killing other children on daily basis just adds to that pain. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/23/this-abortion-survivors-heartbreaking-letter-to-the-abortionist-will-leave-you-speechless/

He Didn’t Learn of the Abortion Until Two Days Later When His Girlfriend Showed Up Crying
It certainly comes as no surprise and it is definitely not new news that the abortion industry and the media and individuals who support it try and deny the truth about abortion and the reality of abortion survivors, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how this denial of our lives and abortion’s often devastating effects doesn’t just affect us, but affects our families, truly, it affects all families, who have been touched by abortion.
About this time last year, I wrote a post in reference to the Washington Post’s attempt in 2012 to discredit my life and life story in their support of President Obama, and in it, I started to process out some of my thoughts about how responses like this by those that are pro-abortion not only affect me, but affect my family, who have been forever changed by the abortion that was meant to end my life. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/23/he-didnt-learn-of-the-abortion-until-two-days-later-when-his-girlfriend-showed-up-crying/
Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event in 2014? Don't have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact LifeNews at news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.

Newborn Baby Found Alive, Abandoned in Apartment Dumpster Now Doing WellA final decision may soon be made in finding a home for Baby Carlos Guzman, abandoned by his mother last February, but whose image “made the hearts of Houstonians melt,” according to local television station KPRC.
Referring to a foster family who wants to adopt him, a case worker was in court last week to tell the judge that Baby Carlos is “in a great place…he couldn’t be in a better place.” http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/23/newborn-baby-found-alive-abandoned-in-apartment-dumpster-now-doing-well/
Amazing Clip Of A Pregnant Woman At 36 Weeks, I Was Stunned!Debi and Ryan Cragun knew that people would have a hard time believing this unless they saw it for themselves. That’s why the couple created this video of their unborn son Toren giving his mother a hard time from inside the womb.
Father Ryan writes: We probably shot close to 3 hours of footage of Toren moving inside Debi. We got some pretty good footage, but this shot – directly at her belly – is hands down the best. If you watch it closely you’ll be able to see a side profile of Toren all at once (his head is down and his legs are up). . http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/23/amazing-clip-of-a-pregnant-woman-at-36-weeks-i-was-stunned/

Liberal Court Dismisses Massive Fraud Lawsuit Against Planned ParenthoodThe liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a case yesterday that alleges the Planned Parenthood abortion business defrauded the state of California out of hundreds of millions of dollars by overcharging customers for birth control and improperly asking the state for taxpayer-funded reimbursements.
Former California Planed Parenthood financial official P. Victor Gonzalez is behind the lawsuit. Gonzalez says his own internal audit estimates that Planned Parenthood overcharged California taxpayers for purchasing birth control by at least $180 million. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/23/liberal-court-dismisses-massive-fraud-lawsuit-against-planned-parenthood/

Study: Babies Learn Nursery Rhymes From Their Mom’s Voice While in the WombA fascinating new study confirms that unborn babies do amazing things while in their mother’s womb. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/23/study-babies-learn-nursery-rhymes-from-thier-moms-voice-while-in-the-womb/

Woman Hospitalized After Botched Three-Day-Long Abortion on Her 20-Week-Old BabyThe OC Weekly has reported that a woman who was under arrest was taken for late term abortion at the Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA) abortion clinic in Long Beach. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/23/woman-hospitalized-after-botched-three-day-long-abortion-on-her-20-week-old-baby/
Does Sympathy for Women Victimized by Abortion Weaken the Pro-Life Cause?It’s a subject rife with debate in the pro-life community: how do we approach abortion-minded and post-abortive women? http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/23/does-sympathy-for-women-victimized-by-abortion-weaken-the-pro-life-cause/

Two Years Ago There Were 44 Abortion Clinics in Texas, Now Just Eight RemainOn September 1 a new pro-life law will take effect in Texas that requires abortion clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers, abortionists to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of the clinic, and the abortion pill RU-486 to be dispensed per FDA protocol. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/23/two-years-ago-there-were-44-abortion-clinics-in-texas-now-just-eight-remain/
Teen Arrested After Killing Her Newborn Baby, Burying Body in Her Back YardA teen girl has been arrested following a bizarre case of infanticide or concealing the death of a newborn baby. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/23/teen-arrested-after-killing-her-newborn-baby-burying-body-in-her-back-yard/
Australian Euthanasia Activist Philip Nitschke Will Lose His Medical LicensePhilip Nitschke, Australia’s Dr Death, stated in an email update today that the Australian Medical Board plans to de-register his medical license on Thursday, July 24 at midnight. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/22/dear-hobby-lobby-haters-birth-control-is-not-medicine/
Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event in 2014? Don't have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact LifeNews at news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.

Massachusetts House Passes Radical Bill Prohibiting Pro-Life Free SpeechIn a unanimous decision last month, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts buffer zone law prohibiting pro-life free speech outside abortion clinics. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/23/massachusetts-house-passes-radical-bill-prohibiting-pro-life-free-speech/
What Would Martin Luther King Jr Say About Abortion? He Would “Defend Life”Pondering what the legendary civil rights figure might communicate in 140 characters or fewer on the social networking site Twitter is among the highlights in his niece Alveda King’s new book, King Rules. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/23/what-would-martin-luther-king-jr-say-about-abortion-he-would-defend-life/
Doctor Tells Parents of Newborn With Down Syndrome “Don’t Expect Much”LifeNews recently published an article by Mark Leach about what happened when his baby was born with Down syndrome. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/23/doctors-tells-parents-of-newborn-with-down-syndrome-dont-expect-much/
David Perdue Gets Pro-Life Endorsement to Face Pro-Abortion Michelle Nunn in Georgia Senate RaceA leading national pro-life gr0up has lied up to support pro-life Senate candidate David Perdue as he takes on pro-abortion Michelle Nunn in Georgia’s competetive Senate race. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/23/david-perdue-gets-pro-life-endorsement-to-face-pro-abortion-michelle-nunn-in-georgia-senate-race/
Ohio Pro-Life Group Backs Pro-Life Governor John Kasich for Re-ElectionOhio Right to Life announced its general election endorsements today, and they include support for pro-life Governor John Kasich’s re-election. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/23/ohio-pro-life-group-backs-pro-life-governor-john-kasich-for-re-election/



Heroic News: “What does being unconditionally pro life imply?” plus 7 more

John Paul II admonishes the faithful in Evangelium vitae "to be unconditionally pro-life" (EV 28). In our day, with the dramatic clash between the "culture of death" and "culture of life," this summons, he says, is not a mere suggestion; it is an "inescapable responsibility." This raises an unavoidable question: what does it mean to be unconditionally pro-life? In other words, what are the concrete implications of this imperative for our life of action?

"Somehow my heart has been softened - I'm no longer counting down my fertile years, fearfully anticipating just how large of a van we're going to need by the time I'm 40... At this point? I think it's likely we'll have somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 kids."

"I joke with people that we have finally gotten ‘good’ at NFP. Which basically means, we have started listening to the signs of fertility. But thing is, when we ‘sucked’ at NFP, we got the coolest gift because of it. It’s almost been a year since John Paul was born and I can tell you, he has made me a better person. "

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia announced Sunday that St. John Paul II and St. Gianna Beretta Molla will be patron saints of the 2015 World Meeting of Families, being held in his cathedral city.

A Swedish nurse is suing after a women’s center rescinded its job offer to her because she said her faith prevented her from performing abortions.
"NFP isn’t a thing. I can’t hold it in my hand, or put it in a drawer, or carry it around in a shopping bag. It isn’t a drug that we take. It isn’t even a tool (although it often involves “tools” like charts and thermometers or fertility monitors and the like). NFP isn’t a tangible thing at all."
It’s been a long, long time since I was a first-time dad trying frantically to figure out what to do (in the absence of my wife) when our newborn daughter would cry, seemingly inconsolable.
"I want complete oneness with Jason. I want to never take him, nor the fact that we get to make love to each other, and only each other, for the rest of our lives, for granted. Not using contraception is the biggest and most effective way we guard against that."



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Pennsylvania Bill Will Help Save Down Syndrome Babies From Abortion | BarbWire.com

Pennsylvania Bill Will Help Save Down Syndrome Babies From Abortion | BarbWire.com





Read more here: http://barbwire.com/2014/07/23/pennsylvania-bill-will-help-save-syndrome-babies-abortion/

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LifeNews Pro-Life News Report 7/22/14





LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.
Current Headlines

Top Stories
• Ex-Planned Parenthood Director: They Told Me Every Baby Killed in Abortion Made Them $313.29
• First-Time Dad Can’t Get His Newborn Girl to Stop Crying, What Happens Next is Priceless
• Pregnant Women Celebrate Their Babies With Awesome Paintings on Their Bellies
• Court’s Decision Strikes Huge Blow to Pro-Abortion Obamacare

More Pro-Life News
• The Moment When People Stop a Homeless Woman From Drowning Herself and Her Disabled Baby
• His Celebral Palsy Should Have Left Him Unable to Walk, But He’s a Star Athlete

• Winton’s List: This Man Saved Hundreds of Jews From Death, Now He Meets Them 50 Years Later
• Volunteer to Escort Women From Their Car to the Abortion Clinic and You Can Get a Free Vest
• Does Your Senator Support Abortion Up to Birth With No Limits?
• Meriam Ibrahim Still Not Allowed to Leave Sudan After Being Sentenced to Die

• Shock Report: 44-Year-Old Man Gets 13-Year-Old Daughter Pregnant, Uses Abortion to Hide His Crime

• Andrew Lloyd Weber Considered Killing Himself in an Assisted Suicide, Then This Happened
• Dear Hobby Lobby Haters: Birth Control is Not Medicine
• Euthanasia Movement Now Pushing People to Starve Themselves to Death

• Maryland Officials Attempt to Cover Up Botched Abortion, Silence Pro-Life Group
NTop Emily’s List Candidate Running Away From Abortion on the Campaign Trail





Ex-Planned Parenthood Director: They Told Me Every Baby Killed in Abortion Made Them $313.29 n a new expose’ video released today, a former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director says Planned Parenthood put a price on the value of a human life: $313.29.
That’s the amount of money Abby Johnson says the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic she ran in south Texas would make every time it would kill a baby in an abortion. Johnson, who is now pro-life, released a video this morning exposing the abortion quotas that take place at Planned Parenthood. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/22/ex-planned-parenthood-director-they-told-me-every-baby-killed-in-abortion-made-them-313-29/
First-Time Dad Can’t Get His Newborn Girl to Stop Crying, What Happens Next is PricelessHere is a powerful video with a pro-life theme that you should spend two minutes watching.
Dave Andrusko of the National Right to Life Committee tells us why this video is so amazing: It’s been a long, long time since I was a first-time dad trying frantically to figure out what to do (in the absence of my wife) when our newborn daughter would cry, seemingly inconsolable. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/22/first-time-dad-cant-get-his-newborn-girl-to-stop-crying-what-happens-next-is-priceless/
Pregnant Women Celebrate Their Babies With Awesome Paintings on Their Bellies Here’s a unique way pregnant women are celebrating life! Women are commissioning an artist in England to paint their swollen bellies with unique and child-based images that are vivid and full of imagination.
Here is more and some of the amazing drawings: http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/22/pregnant-women-celebrate-their-babies-with-awesome-paintings-on-their-bellies/
Court’s Decision Strikes Huge Blow to Pro-Abortion Obamacare
A decision by a federal appeals court today strikes a huge blow to Obamacare, which the pro-life movement steadfastly opposed because of its abortion funding and rationing components.
A federal appeals court rejected subsidies paid by the government to millions of new enrollees and the court determined that those federal subsidies can only go to people who sign up to Obamacare via state exchanges and not the federally-run exchange. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/22/courts-decision-strikes-huge-blow-to-pro-abortion-obamacare/
Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event in 2014? Don't have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact LifeNews at news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.

The Moment When People Stop a Homeless Woman From Drowning Herself and Her Disabled BabyWei Chung, 32, was left feeling suicidal after her husband abandoned her and her baby, who has Down Syndrome. She attempted to drown herself and her child in a river in Wuhan in China’s Hubei province.
But onlookers stopped her from killing herself and her baby. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/22/the-moment-when-people-stop-a-homeless-woman-from-drowning-herself-and-her-disabled-newborn/
His Celebral Palsy Should Have Left Him Unable to Walk, But He’s a Star AthleteMeet Ben Jackson. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Ben didn’t want that to define him. So he pushed himself to become a wrestler.
Even then, Ben wasn’t finished.
Winton’s List: This Man Saved Hundreds of Jews From Death, Now He Meets Them 50 Years LaterYou’ve heard of Oscar Schindler, but have you heard of Sir Nicholas Winton?
Winton organized the rescue of 669 mostly Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War, in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/22/wintons-list-this-man-saved-hundreds-of-jews-from-death-now-he-meets-them-50-years-later/

Volunteer to Escort Women From Their Car to the Abortion Clinic and You Can Get a Free Vest Want to know where all those pro-choice abortion clinic escorts get their vests? http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/22/volunteer-to-escort-women-from-their-car-to-the-abortion-clinic-and-you-can-get-a-free-vest/

Does Your Senator Support Abortion Up to Birth With No Limits? Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a radical pro-abortion bill (S.1696) sponsored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Ct.) and promoted by major pro-abortion advocacy groups. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/22/does-your-senator-support-abortion-up-to-birth-with-no-limits/
Meriam Ibrahim Still Not Allowed to Leave Sudan After Being Sentenced to Die The Sudanese woman who was pregnant and sentenced to death for not recanting her faith will be the topic of a congressional hearing planned for Wednesday. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/22/meriam-ibrahim-still-not-allowed-to-leave-sudan-after-being-sentenced-to-die/
Shock Report: 44-Year-Old Man Gets 13-Year-Old Daughter Pregnant, Uses Abortion to Hide His Crime Today, Life Dynamics Inc., a national pro-life organization, has released their second report exposing how the abortion industry covers for child sexual predators. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/22/shock-report-44-year-old-man-gets-13-year-old-daughter-pregnant-uses-abortion-to-hide-his-crime/
Andrew Lloyd Weber Considered Killing Himself in an Assisted Suicide, Then This Happened Andrew Lloyd Weber might not still be here if assisted suicide had been legal. He wanted to die and almost was set to go to Switzerland. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/22/andrew-lloyd-weber-considered-killing-himself-in-an-assisted-suicide-then-this-happened/
Dear Hobby Lobby Haters: Birth Control is Not Medicines There is one argument against the Hobby Lobby decision that is driving me crazy maybe because it is going unchallenged on Facebook pages and comboxes all overhttp://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/22/dear-hobby-lobby-haters-birth-control-is-not-medicine/
Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event in 2014? Don't have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact LifeNews at news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.

Euthanasia Movement Now Pushing People to Starve Themselves to Death I continue to push back against the starvation killing agenda now being promoted vigorously among assisted suicide advocacy groups and by some bioethics. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/22/euthanasia-movement-now-pushing-people-to-starve-themselves-to-death/
Maryland Officials Attempt to Cover Up Botched Abortion, Silence Pro-Life Group Operation Rescue has received threatening e-mails from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service that “strictly prohibit” the release of two audio files received in response to a Maryland Public Information Act request. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/22/maryland-officials-attempt-to-cover-up-botched-abortion-silence-pro-life-group/
Top Emily’s List Candidate Running Away From Abortion on the Campaign Trail The pro-choice candidate, Gwen Graham, looking to capture Rep. Steve Southerland’s seat in Florida, has been bizarrely silent when it comes to her views on abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/22/top-emilys-list-candidate-running-away-from-abortion-on-the-campaign-trail/