Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Heroic News: “How American parenting is killing the American marriage” plus 5 more


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"Sometime between when we were children and when we had children of our own, parenthood became a religion in America."
Once Cosmo decided to endorse politicians in their rag, writers have been more blatant in their abuse of Christians, conservatives, and anyone else who doesn’t adhere to their extreme feminist politics.
The University of New Mexico has launched its first-ever “Sex Week” observance this week with a controversial agenda that includes workshops such as “How to be a Gentleman and Still Get Laid,” and “Negotiating Successful Threesomes."
Belgium isn't the only place where euthanasia is legal, but it certainly seems the place, along with the Netherlands, where the envelope gets pushed the farthest.
When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?
A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through a recession can mean they will never have children.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says its top choices for teen birth control are implants or intrauterine devices.

Lobos of Death: A Look at the Radical Abortion Agenda at the University of New Mexico

 
 
Lobos of Death: A Look at the Radical Abortion Agenda at the University of New Mexico

September 30, 2014

By Tara Shaver, Project Defending Life

Albuquerque, NM- The University of New Mexico (UNM) is at the heart of the abortion industry in the Land of Enchantment.

During our four years of work in Albuquerque, the home of the Lobos, we discovered that the abortion culture is deeply entrenched at this publicly-funded institution and expanding - all at taxpayers' expense.

Little can New Mexico afford to pour hundreds of thousands of hard-earned tax dollars in to UNM's abortion business. It is one of the poorest states in the nation, ranking Number 1 for child hunger and Number 2 for adult hunger according to the Huffington Post. In 2013, New Mexico ranked last in the nation for child well-being, climbing only one spot to 49th in 2014.

Could it be that New Mexico's flagship institution is contributing to these troubling statistics by wasting its resources on its enormous abortion program?


From 40 Days For Life: DAY 7: Courage in a global crisis

40 Days for Life
Dear Deacon John,
 
The abortion crisis takes more lives globally than war and disease combined. The numbers can be overwhelming ... so the solution must start with prayer.

As 40 Days for Life continues to grow, faithful people in new countries are taking a leap of faith and bringing this campaign to their nations. The languages are different, but the message is the same: “Pray and fast for an end to abortion.”
 
There are vigils at 297 locations in 13 countries! Find the one nearest you … and get involved!
 
Here’s the latest from brand-new campaigns in Mexico and Croatia
 
Mexico City, Mexico
  
 
There’s great news from Lourdes, who is coordinating the first-ever 40 Days for Life vigil in Mexico City.
 
“A life was saved!” she said.
 
Vigil participants watched as a couple entered the facility. A few minutes later, the young woman ran out in tears. “The girl was so sad and had panic on her face,” Lourdes said. “That touched all of the volunteers.”
 
The man really wanted her to go back inside – in fact, he said she had to go back in for the abortion. His whole attitude changed when one of the volunteers said, “That child is also yours.”
 
The couple then walked away … and never went back in!
 
 
 
The campaign itself got off to a great start. “We had a successful kickoff event where more than hundred people attended,” Lourdes said.
 
The first morning of the vigil, the abortion facility hired private security guards to intimidate the volunteers. They also parked cars next to the building to keep the vigil participants at a distance.
 
“The second day,” she said, “local police arrived and the volunteers felt nervous.” But it was the private guards that the officers wanted to talk to. They were told to move the cars away from the building.
 
“The volunteers were astonished,” said Lourdes. “It is really impressive what prayer can do!”
 
Rijeka, Croatia
  
 
Ante, the 40 Days for Life leader in Zagreb, has been helping 40 Days for Life spread to other Croatian cities. He had asked people in Rijeka if they wanted to participate, but at first they were hesitant.

Shortly before the campaign was to start, however, they saw the faith and courage of people in other cities and committed to the effort. They received approval from the local hospital to pray right in front of the door of the gynecology center.
 
“In Croatia,” Ante explained, “we don’t have abortion clinics, so we pray in front of hospitals, very far away from gynecology doors. So, Rijeka is greatly blessed to have that approval.”
 
He was able to spend some time with the volunteers in Rijeka. “After two hours, two provocateurs came, sneered at us, cursed and insulted us, took our pictures and recorded us. But they only stayed 15-20 minutes.”
 
 
Ante also met the archbishop of Rijeka. “He blessed our actions. He is the third bishop who has publicly supported the initiative.” 
 
Here's today's devotional from Fr. Terry Gensemer, the National Director of the Charismatic Episcopal Church for Life...
 
Day 7 intention

May we have a heart and a zeal to save the poor and release the oppressed.
 
Scripture

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.

— Luke 4:18-19
 
Reflection

This passage is a very familiar one. It has been preached on many occasions, even made popular in books and songs. Though the quote is about Jesus, all Christians take this commission seriously as a directive on how to reach the world with the gospel.

We, like our Savior, are to bring the good news to the poor, the brokenhearted, those in captivity, those who cannot see, and the oppressed.

The commission given to us in this passage is clearly a charge to care for those for whom God cares the most. I wonder though, whom do we look for to be touched by the Holy Spirit as we go out into the world?

Who are the poor, if not those unborn children who have been abandoned by their parents before they ever leave the womb?

Who are the brokenhearted, if not those unborn children whose only example of love is having their mother take them to an abortion clinic to be destroyed, or the mother of a child who has been deceived by everyone around her into believing that what she is doing is best for her and her child?

Who are the captives, if not those unborn children who are bound over to death by the "choice" of abortion?

Who is more blind than an unborn child in the darkness of a womb that has become a waiting room for their death?

And who is more oppressed than those unborn children whose oppression has been legitimized by their government, their church and even their family and loved ones?
 
Prayer

Lord, You empower us with Your Spirit to do your will in the earth. Send us to the poorest, the most broken, the most captive, the most blind and the most oppressed in the world, the innocent pre-born children in their mother's wombs that are scheduled for destruction. Help us to bring them healing, liberty, sight and justice through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
 
Printable devotional

To download today's devotional as a formatted, printable PDF to share with friends:
 
 
For Life,
 
 Shawn Carney
SHAWN CARNEY
Campaign Director
40 Days for Life

Loyola caves

From http://cal-catholic.com/

University confirms insurance will cover elective abortions
Campus_image1-621x414The following comes from a Sept. 27 story in the Loyolan.
LMU’s insurance will cover faculty and staff for elective abortions effective from August 22 to the end of the policy period, the University announced.
The news was confirmed in an email sent to faculty and staff yesterday, vice president for Human Resources Rebecca Chandler confirmed that LMU’s insurance providers will now cover all procedures deemed medically necessary, including elective abortions.
This news comes in response to the letters sent out this August to insurance providers by the California Department of Managed Health Care “reversing its earlier decision authorizing the issuance and sale of health plans that excluded coverage for certain abortion services,” according to the letter.
Chandler’s email confirms that LMU and its insurance providers are now in compliance with the state ruling.
To read the original story, click here.

Monday, September 29, 2014

LifeNews Pro-Life News Report 9/29/14





LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Monday, September 29, 2014

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.
Top Stories
• Stevie Nicks Confirms Song “Sara” Was About Baby With Don Henley She Aborted
• New 40 Days for Life Campaign Has Already Saved 28 Babies From Abortion
• A 5-Year-Old With Autism Creates Stunning Paintings
• Jessa Duggar Criticized for Linking the Holocaust With Abortion


More Pro-Life News
• Baby With Trisomy 13 Defies Odds After Parents Reject Abortion, She’s Now 7
• Abortion Activist Defends Infanticide: “Medical Necessity” May Require Killing Baby After Birth
• Forced Abortions are Happening in America on Victims of Sex Trafficking
• My Granddaughter Would be Six Now, But I Took Her Mother to Have an Abortion
• Pope Francis: Abandoning the Elderly is a Form of Euthanasia
• “Pro-Choice” Activist Vandalizes Hundreds of Student Newspapers Over Pregnancy Center Ad

• Scientists Discover Children’s Math Skills Developed While in the Womb

• Rebutting Time’s Argument “Making Abortions Illegal Doesn’t Make Them Go Away”
• Pro-Abortion Pastors: Christians Shouldn’t Oppose Abortion
• Pro-Abortion Student to Pro-Lifers: “Who Let These F—ers on Campus?”
• Would Pennsylvania Candidate Tom Wolf Allow Another Kermit Gosnell House of Horrors?

• Vermont Governor: We’re “Blessed” to Have Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Here
• Spain’s Government Faces Criticism After Giving Up on Passing Pro-Life Law

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Stevie Nicks Confirms Song “Sara” Was About Baby With Don Henley She Aborted
Abortion and pop music culture are often intertwined. Whether it’s the girlfriend of Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler having an abortion or Michael Jackson writing a song about abortion that wasn’t released until after his death, pop music and musicians are frequently involved in abortion or commenting on it.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/stevie-nicks-confirms-song-sara-was-about-baby-with-don-henley-she-aborted/



New 40 Days for Life Campaign Has Already Saved 28 Babies From Abortion
On Mondays during 40 Days for Life campaigns, we share the best news of the week — the updated number of mothers choosing life for their babies. Thus far during this campaign, there have been 28 babies saved – that we know of!

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/new-40-days-for-life-campaign-has-already-saved-28-babies-from-abortion/

A 5-Year-Old With Autism Creates Stunning Paintings
Draped with a colorful patterned cloth that wraps around her tiny shoulders, 5-year-old Iris Grace Halmshaw strategically dips her paintbrush from mug to mug and splashes an array of color across starch-white paper.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/a-5-year-old-with-autism-creates-stunning-paintings/



Jessa Duggar Criticized for Linking the Holocaust With Abortion
The word “holocaust” is defined as the destruction or slaughter of people on a mass scale. Some pro-life people think its fair to say that the killing of over 57 million people through abortion fits the definition.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/jessa-duggar-criticized-for-linking-the-holocaust-with-abortion/



Baby With Trisomy 13 Defies Odds After Parents Reject Abortion, She’s Now 7
Kathleen Rose was born with a condition called Trisomy 13, which is a chromosomal disorder associated with severe intellectual disability and physical abnormalities in many parts of the body.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/baby-with-trisomy-13-defies-odds-after-parents-reject-abortion-shes-now-7/



Abortion Activist Defends Infanticide: “Medical Necessity” May Require Killing Baby After Birth
When pro-life advocates take the pro-life message to college and university campuses, they never know what kind of response they’ll get. They see it all — counter protests, people changing their minds on abortion, and even violence.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/abortion-activist-defends-infanticide-medical-necessity-may-require-killing-baby-after-birth/



Forced Abortions are Happening in America on Victims of Sex Trafficking
Forced abortion is most commonly associated with China and its One Child Policy. Story after story reports the tragic circumstances of women who are pulled out of their houses, forced into a clinic or hospital, and forcibly aborted – even if they are full term.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/forced-abortions-are-happening-in-america-on-victims-of-sex-trafficking/



My Granddaughter Would be Six Now, But I Took Her Mother to Have an Abortion
The amount of research showing the emotional pain and distress women face following an abortion is overwhelming and the sheer volume of personal stories from women who have had abortions and deeply regret their decisions is tremendous.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/my-granddaughter-would-be-six-now-but-i-took-her-mother-to-have-an-abortion/



Pope Francis: Abandoning the Elderly is a Form of Euthanasia Over the weekend, Pope Francis restated the importance of taking care of the growing number of elderly people across the globe. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/pope-francis-abandoning-the-elderly-is-a-form-of-euthanasia/
"Pro-Choice” Activist Vandalizes Hundreds of Student Newspapers Over Pregnancy Center Ad It is a free country so a Drake University professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies was welcome to hammer the student newspaper (the Times-Delphic) for the audacity of running an ad from AGAPE Pregnancy Center in Des Moines, Iowa. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/pro-choice-activist-vandalizes-hundreds-of-student-newspaper-over-pregnancy-center-ad/

Scientists Discover Children’s Math Skills Developed While in the Womb A recent article from The Daily Mail reveals scientists have discovered a child’s math skills are developed while still in the womb.. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/scientists-discover-childrens-math-skills-developed-while-in-the-womb/
Rebutting Time’s Argument “Making Abortions Illegal Doesn’t Make Them Go Away” On September 24, TIME published an article by Quinn Cummings about illegal abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/rebutting-times-argument-making-abortions-illegal-doesnt-make-them-go-away/
Pro-Abortion Pastors: Christians Shouldn’t Oppose Abortion In an article published today in The Washington Post, pro-abortion Reverends, Dr. Alethea Smith-Withers and Harry Knox, argue that people of faith shouldn’t oppose abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/pro-abortion-pastors-christians-shouldnt-oppose-abortion/
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.

Pro-Abortion Student to Pro-Lifers: “Who Let These F—ers on Campus?” Kelli Kopetz at JillStanek.com reported on the kind of guff that pro-life protesters get on campus. Students for Life set up an informative Planned Parenthood Project display at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, near Grand Rapids. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/pro-abortion-student-to-pro-lifers-who-let-these-f-ers-on-campus/
Would Pennsylvania Candidate Tom Wolf Allow Another Kermit Gosnell House of Horrors? The Pennsylvania Republican Party has published a flier asking if support for pro-abortion Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf would take the state back to the days when abortion clinics were not inspectedand abortion doctors like Kermit Gosnell were enabled to commit atrociousness on children and women alike. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/would-pennsylvania-candidate-tom-wolf-allow-another-kermit-gosnell-house-of-horrors/
Vermont Governor: We’re “Blessed” to Have Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Here Vermont Governor Pete Shumlin participated in an event promoting the Planned Parenthood abortion business. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/vermont-governor-were-blessed-to-have-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz-here/
Spain’s Government Faces Criticism After Giving Up on Passing Pro-Life Law The Spanish government has officially called it quits on reforming their abortion law, which allows abortion up until the 14th week of pregnancy. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/spains-government-faces-criticism-after-giving-up-on-passing-pro-life-law/







Heroic News: “The market for brain death?” plus 3 more

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"A silent and deadly epidemic is moving across America. No one is broadcasting it. No one is writing about it. Almost no one is even talking about it. But every day in hospitals, nursing homes and hospices across the country, more and more of our medically vulnerable loved ones are being euthanized."
Over the weekend, Pope Francis restated the importance of taking care of the growing number of elderly people across the globe. He said the lack of care and concern for the elderly is equivalent to euthanasia — because elderly person often die physically from neglect and face spiritual and emotional depression because their family may abandon them.
Robyn and Adam Wilson were told their unborn baby might not survive and doctors advised them to have an abortion because their child was supposedly in a grave condition. Doctors said it was likely he would be born with a life-limiting illness and may have Down syndrome.
A brilliantly sunlit St. Peter’s Square was the scene Sunday morning for a great gathering of senior citizens – and especially grandparents – who had come to Rome to be with Pope Francis, to exchange life stories and hear the Holy Father’s reflections on the importance, the struggles, and the beauty of life in the old age.

Daughters of Zhang Lin -- WRWF Celebrates One Year in the U.S.






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Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, with the daughters of Zhang Lin, Anni and Ruli . Littlejohn and her husband have taken the sisters into their own family. (Photo Credit: Women’s Rights Without Frontiers)



A year ago this month, Anni and Ruli Zhang arrived in the United States. Ten year old Anni had to leave China because she had been detained and then denied the right to go to school. She is known as "China's youngest prisoner of conscience." Her venerated activist father is still in jail for having helped her. With the help of many brave people in China and the United States, Anni and Ruli obtained safe passage to the United States. My husband, Robert, and I are overjoyed to welcome them into our family. Here is a beautiful profile of our family, published by LifeSiteNews. WRWF's "Save a Girl" campaign is not only saving girls in China, but also around our own kitchen table.




She prayed for years for a Chinese daughter - now she’s raising China’s youngest political prisoner

By Kirsten Anderson

(LifeSiteNews.com) - A U.S.-based human rights activist is raising China’s youngest known political prisoner and her sister after the girls fled their native country, where their famous father is still imprisoned.

Reggie Littlejohn, founder of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, which fights gendercide and forced abortion in Asia, recently told LifeSiteNews the dramatic story of the events that led to her adoption of the girls, in a video interview with Managing Director Steve Jalsevac in Washington, DC.

Littlejohn said that Anni Zhang, 11, and her elder sister Ruli, 19, left China in September after their father, political dissident and nuclear physicist Zhang Lin, was once again imprisoned for speaking out against the Communist government. He had already spent 13 years behind bars for his involvement in planning the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, and for publishing comments critical of the Chinese government online.

Zhang’s most recent imprisonment came after Anni – then ten years old – was kidnapped from her school by the authorities and detained overnight without food, water, a toilet, or even a blanket. After she was returned to her father, she was told that she would not be allowed to attend school anymore because of her father’s pro-democracy activism. Read More



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