Tuesday, May 26, 2015

SCANDAL: Catholic Hospital Abortion Referral



"If you are thinking about having an abortion,
it's best not to wait."
-- PeaceHealth, Catholic health care system







 

Would a true Catholic ever say this:
"If you are thinking about having an abortion, it's best not to wait"?
No. Of course not.
But unfortunately that is what the Catholic health care provider PeaceHealth is telling people on its web site.
Planned Parenthood is listed too... as a place "to get help."
The PeaceHealth web site also features pages about abortion in these terms: "This topic is about ending a pregnancy."
You see, PeaceHealth is a big Catholic health care system on the West Coast with 10 hospitals, 50 medical clinics, and 850 providers.
Respectfully urge them to remove all abortion referral information.
It's easy and fast.
As you well know, abortion and abortion referrals go against God's Law...
... and the most basic right to life.
And that's why a pro-life employee at PeaceHealth (who wants to remain anonymous) asked TFP Student Action for help.
"If I could get the referral page to Planned Parenthood removed from the Catholic PeaceHealth Patient Education pages, I would be happy," she wrote. "I work for PeaceHealth and have been lobbying with our Ethics Director to no avail. The answer I have been given is that there is a Disclaimer (in a tiny font)."
"It is a disgrace for a Catholic health care group," she continued, "and I cannot fathom why it is so difficult for them to update it to reflect what is supposed to be our ethos."
PeaceHealth's mission statement is very clear.
It says: "We carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way."
Which is another good reason to ask PeaceHealth's Peace Island Medical Center to stop listing Planned Parenthood as a "partner organization."
Yet oddly enough -- after searching -- I couldn't find a single pro-life resource or crisis pregnancy center listed anywhere on PeaceHealth's web page.
It's sad.
So let's speak up for the unborn now.
And urge PeaceHealth to remove Planned Parenthood and all pro-abortion language and referrals from its web site -- today -- immediately.
Will you also share this alert with your pro-life friends, please?
Thank you so much for defending the unborn.
God will reward you.
 
 
John Ritchie
John Ritchie
Tradition Family Property, Student Action
www.tfpstudentaction.org
 
 
P.S. -- I invite you to uphold the 5th Commandment of the Law of God and defend the unborn by urging PeaceHealth to remove Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion language and referrals from its web site.
Thank you for sharing this alert with your e-mail list.
God bless you!
Contact information:
PeaceHealth
Ronald L. Farmer, President
1115 SE 164th Avenue, 3rd Floor
Vancouver, WA 98683
360-729-1000

How a picture can save a life

Sign of hope from outside the abortion clinic

Our Lady of Guadalupe
The woman told the sidewalk counselor that she was a Christian, and she had been looking at the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe above them while she sat on the bench upstairs. 

The following comes from a May 24 email from Helpers of God’s Precious Infants San Diego:
Dear Pro-life Friends,
At around 8:45 in the morning, a couple drove into the parking lot and parked, staying in their car for a few minutes. A counselor approached the vehicle. After motioning them to put down the window, they did so and listened to the counselor, who gave them information on the doctor, the danger of abortion, Culture of Life Family Services, etc.
The couple said they were not there for an abortion, but this seemed unlikely due to the fact that they were so open to listening and receiving the information. After talking for about 5 minutes with the couple, the counselor was interrupted by someone who doesn’t like us counseling there, and who spoke very loudly at the couple, saying that they did not need to listen to the counselor. The couple in the car were disturbed by this and within seconds, they rolled up the window and drove off. They did not return, and it is hoped that they will choose life and seek help and counsel at Culture of Life. Please keep this couple in your prayers!
A woman from the middle east in her mid-20’s was walking toward the clinic when a counselor approached her and tried to talk to her, but was interrupted by two women who wanted to encourage her to go upstairs for the abortion. She walked up into the clinic, but came out a while later and sat on a bench that is on the balcony, just outside the clinic.
The counselor, who now standing in the parking lot below, smiled up at her told her “You are not alone. I know you are scared. We all are sometimes. Listen to your heart”. The woman dropped her phone and bent down to retrieve it. The counselor said “Remember, nothing happens by accident, everything has a reason. Listen to your heart”.
The woman was sobbing, and came down a short while later. Another counselor approached her and asked her if she changed her mind. She said “Yes, I couldn’t do it”. She immediately walked out to the sidewalk below a large image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that was on a tree, and sat down with the prayer warriors to pray with them. She told one of them she was a Christian, and she had been looking at the image of the Virgin Mary above them, while she sat on the bench upstairs. She said she could not go through with the abortion.
Flag carried by Miguel Hidalgo and his insurge...
Flag carried by Miguel Hidalgo and his insurgent army. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Please pray for this woman that she will continue to choose life.
the sidewalk counselors of Helpers of God’s Precious Infants San Diego

From http://cal-catholic.com/

Monday, May 25, 2015

LifeNews Pro-Life News Report 5/25/15





LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Monday, May 25, 2015

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.
Top Stories

• 65-Year-Old Mother of 13 Children Gives Birth to Quadruplets
• Court Rules Pro-Life Views Are “Patently Offensive,” Bans Choose Life License Plates in New York
• Abortionist Who Lost License After Approving 10-Year-Old’s Abortion Starts GoFundMe Fundraiser
• 11-Year-Old Bravely Rejected Abortion After Rape, She Has No Regrets 10 Years Later

More Pro-Life News
• 17-Year-Old Girl Forced to Have Abortion Against Her Will “No! Please Don’t Make Me!”
• Nurse Describes Horrific Abortion: Doctor Pulled So Hard He Decapitated the Baby
• 1/3 of Americans Say Animals Deserve the Same Rights as People, While Unborn Babies Have No Rights
• Watch This Former Abortionist Describe What Happens to Babies After Abortions

• Court Stops Planned Parenthood From Doing Abortions Down the Street From Disney World
• Protect Patients From Having Their Organs Harvested Without Their Consent
• Pro-Life Student Censored at High School in Las Vegas

• Filmmaker Who Interviewed Abortionist Kermit Gosnell: “I Was Sitting the Presence of Evil”
• Activists Push Abortion in Ireland After Marriage Referendum Vote, But True Equality Includes the Unborn
• Women and Girls Raped and Impregnated by Boko Haram Need Support, Not Abortion
• Minnesota Senate Rejects Licensing and Inspection Abortion Clinics
• Rhode Island Legislature to Hold Hearing on Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide



65-Year-Old Mother of 13 Children Gives Birth to Quadruplets
In Germany, a 65-year-old woman who already has 13 children has given birth to quadruplets. Annegret Raunigk conceived after several attempts with artificial insemination over the last year-and-a-half.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/25/65-year-old-mother-of-13-children-gives-birth-to-quadruplets/


Court Rules Pro-Life Views Are “Patently Offensive,” Bans Choose Life License Plates in New York
A federal appeals court has issue a ruling banning Choose Life license plates in New York state and claimed in its decision that pro-life views are “patently offensive.” The appeals court ruling overturned a lower court decision upholding the right of drivers in New York to purchase the pro-life plates.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/25/court-rules-pro-life-views-are-patently-offensive-bans-choose-life-license-plates-in-new-york/


Abortionist Who Lost License After Approving 10-Year-Old’s Abortion Starts GoFundMe Fundraiser
Ex-Kansas abortionist Kris Neuhaus wants your pity (she sees herself as a martyr) and your money. In a radio interview Thursday, she elaborated that she has lost her research job “without explanation” and has initiated a second online “fund me“ campaign to raise $100,000.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/25/abortionist-who-lost-her-license-after-approving-a-10-year-olds-abortion-starts-gofundme-fundraiser/


11-Year-Old Bravely Rejected Abortion After Rape, She Has No Regrets 10 Years Later
Tressa Middleton didn’t grow up in a stable home. Her mother was homeless, and because of that, Middleton and her brother, Jason, were split up into foster care.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/25/11-year-old-bravely-rejected-abortion-after-rape-she-has-no-regrets-10-years-later/




17-Year-Old Girl Forced to Have Abortion Against Her Will “No! Please Don’t Make Me!”
In the prolife movement, there have been a number of dedicated and outspoken activists who are former employees of Planned Parenthood. Just recently, Live Action writer Nancy Flanders wrote an article about former Planned Parenthood clinic manager Sue Thayer.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/25/17-year-old-girl-taken-for-abortion-against-her-will-no-i-dont-want-to-go-please-dont-make-me/

Nurse Describes Horrific Abortion: Doctor Pulled So Hard He Decapitated the Baby
The essay “Products of Conception” is a first-hand account from a nurse who worked in a hospital that did abortions. It’s appeared in a little-known book called “The Abortion Debate: TCU Voices,” which was released in 2012.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/25/nurse-describes-horrific-abortion-doctor-pulled-so-hard-he-decapitated-the-babys-head/



1/3 of Americans Say Animals Deserve the Same Rights as People, While Unborn Babies Have No Rights
Bioethics watchdog Wesley Smith noticed a recent polling question from Gallup noting that one-third of all Americans think animals should have the same rights as human beings. This comes at the same time that 34% of Americans think unborn babies should have no rights at all.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/25/13-of-americans-say-animals-deserve-the-same-rights-as-people-while-unborn-babies-have-no-rights/


Watch This Former Abortionist Describe What Happens to Babies After Abortions
Dr. Patti Giebink, a board-certified OB/GYN and former abortionist, appeared in a commercial promoting initiative 11, a measure that would have banned abortion in South Dakota. The commercial was produced by pro-life activists who supported the initiative.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/25/watch-this-former-abortionist-describe-what-happens-to-babies-after-abortions/


Court Stops Planned Parenthood From Doing Abortions Down the Street From Disney World http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/25/court-stops-planned-parenthood-from-doing-abortions-down-the-street-from-disney-world/
Protect Patients From Having Their Organs Harvested Without Their Consent http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/25/protect-patients-from-having-their-organs-harvested-without-their-consen
Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event? 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.


Filmmaker Who Interviewed Abortionist Kermit Gosnell: “I Was Sitting the Presence of Evil” http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/25/filmmaker-who-interviewed-abortionist-kermit-gosnell-i-was-sitting-the-presence-of-evil/
Activists Push Abortion in Ireland After Marriage Referendum Vote, But True Equality Includes the Unborn http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/25/activists-push-abortion-in-ireland-after-marriage-referendum-vote-but-true-equality-includes-the-unborn/
Women and Girls Raped and Impregnated by Boko Haram Need Support, Not Abortion http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/25/women-and-girls-raped-and-impregnated-by-boko-haram-need-support-not-abortion/
Minnesota Senate Rejects Licensing and Inspection Abortion Clinics http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/25/minnesota-senate-rejects-licensing-and-inspection-abortion-clinics/
Rhode Island Legislature to Hold Hearing on Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/25/rhode-island-legislature-to-hold-hearing-on-bill-to-legalize-assisted-suicide/









Sunday, May 24, 2015

National Right to Life News This Week 5/24/15




The best of NRL News Today for the week of May 18, 2015

Kansas Ex-abortionist Neuhaus sets up second "fund-me" appeal

Kansas abortionist Kris Neuhaus(AP Photo/John Hanna, File) By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Ex-Kansas abortionist Kris Neuhaus wants your pity (she sees herself as a martyr) and your money. In a radio interview Thursday, Neuhaus elaborated that she has lost her research job "without explanation"

Tennessee Gov. signs 48-hour waiting period into law

Gov. Bill Haslam   By Dave Andrusko Ten days ago Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law requiring that all clinics performing more than 50 surgical abortions each year be regulated as outpatient surgery centers and inspected annually.

See you in New Orleans

convojoin2015 The National Right to Life Convention is coming to New Orleans this summer. Join the national meeting of the pro-life grassroots July 9, 10, & 11, 2015, to learn and grow together

Rep. Duffy asks: "What do we stand for in America if we can't stand up for the most defenseless and voiceless among us?"

Rep. Sean Duffy By Dave Andrusko On May 13, the day the House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, 242-184, we included the powerful statements in support of HR 36 by House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ).

"Bust the Ban?" They want to bust the child.

unborn-babythumb2 Pro-abortion groups reacted angrily last week to a historic act of charity. Pro-life representatives in Congress voted to ban abortions done so late in pregnancy that the unborn victims of those abortions can feel excruciating pain.

21st Century progress toward making abortion unthinkable

socialnetworking44 By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The Millennial Generation has grown up with an explosion of technology -- the expansion of the Internet, the invention of the iPhone, the birth of social media, the advent of Skype.

Taylor Hale–the girl who beat death

Taylor Hale, 18 of Waukee is reunited with Dr. Jeff Stickel, of Adio Chiropractic Clinic, on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, for the first time since Stickel met with Hale in the hospital hours before her miraculous recovery from a coma caused by her brain swelling after falling off the hood of a car in 2011. Stickel laid his hands on her neck and prayed for her while she was in the hospital. (Photo: Kelsey Kremer/The Register) By Dave Andrusko Taylor Hale is 17 years old and, like who knows how many other young people, is about to graduate from high school next week– Waukee High School in Iowa, to be specific.

Why disability rights advocates oppose assisted suicide

Diane Coleman   By Diane Coleman, President of the disability rights group – Not Dead Yet. This past Monday [May 11], the Syracuse Post Standard published an op-ed I wrote that gives a bit of the history behind the position

Pro-abortion writer: There should be more abortions

pregnanttummy10 By Sarah Terzo How many times have you heard a pro-abortion person say that abortion should be rare? The oft-repeated words, notably spoken by pro-abortion president Bill Clinton are "safe, legal, and rare."

Shamelessly, Planned Parenthood touts itself as "safe haven" for newborn babies

safehaven4 By Dave Andrusko Why could/would/should it surprise you that Planned Parenthood, which corrupts everything it touches, also leads the galaxy in hypocrisy?

Suicide advocacy group faces conviction amidst rash of state bills to legalize assisting suicide

Barbara Coombs Lee By Jennifer Popik, Legislative Counsel, National Right to Life's Powell Center for Medical Ethics The suicide advocacy group, Final Exit Network, was recently found guilty of violating Minnesota's law against assisting suicide.

New film shows the "lighter" side of assisted suicide

farewellpartymoviere By Dave Andrusko Over the months, I'd read about "The Farewell Party," which opened this week. The movie is set in a "Jerusalem retirement home in which one resident, an amateur inventor, devises a 'mercy-killing machine,'"
Read these stories and more at
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Grieving mother shares photos of son miscarried at 17 weeks to show his humanity


Grieving mother shares photos of son miscarried at 17 weeks to show his humanity

 
Being vulnerable about such a personal loss is not an easy thing. Yet Natasha wanted to not only share her story, but to also share pictures of Isaiah. When I asked her why she wanted to share something so private, she said, “I want to share Isaiah’s pictures because people need to see the humanity in the preborn. He was perfect and loved.”

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Father with facial deformity says of his daughter with the same condition: ‘She’s beautiful’

Simon Moore, 30, has Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects facial structure and hearing. Individuals with TC are born with craniofacial disfigurements, including the absence of cheekbones and eyes that droop.

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These babies could have been aborted after 20 weeks, but their parents chose life

Life is a gift!

Abortion proponents say a ban on late-term abortions is "cruel" and "disgusting," but nothing is more cruel than killing a helpless preborn child. These special children prove that life, regardless of physical disability, is precious and worth protecting.

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Raped at 16, mother reunites 77 years later with the baby she placed for adoption

It was 1928 and 16-year-old Minka Disbrow was picnicking in the woods with a friend when three men approached. One of the men acted as the lookout. The other two men raped them.  A few months later, Disbrow, described as an innocent farm girl, discovered she was pregnant.

She gave birth to a baby girl, whom she named Betty Jane.

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Wendy Davis at Planned Parenthood fundraiser: Abortion of 7-pound babies ‘never happens’

Everyone’s favorite late-term abortion crusader has popped up again. Wendy Davis has been laying low after her humiliating defeat in the Texas gubernatorial race, but she made time for her favorite cause: abortion. Davis served as the keynote speaker for Planned Parenthood’s annual fundraising luncheon in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Is the life of a baby conceived in rape worth protecting?

H.R. 36, a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks, except in cases of rape or incest, has passed the U.S. House, and many pro-lifers are applauding. However, there are two groups of pro-lifers who are definitely not applauding: those conceived in rape and those who gave birth to a child that was conceived in rape.

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Former Planned Parenthood manager: Abortion stops a beating heart

In April of 1991, Sue Thayer took a job with Planned Parenthood in the small community of Storm Lake, Iowa. She was against abortion, but she didn’t know Planned Parenthood was anything more than a health care facility. She was unaware of their focus on abortion.

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Raped by her brother at 11, courageous girl rejected abortion

Tressa Middleton didn’t grow up in a stable home. Her mother was homeless, and because of that, Middleton and her brother, Jason, were split up into foster care.  After a year, the family was reunited; however, Middleton began drinking around age eight, and spent time with people in their 20s.

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Planned Parenthood clinic worker tells of teen forced into abortion

Lavonne Wilenken worked as a nurse practitioner at a Planned Parenthood clinic. She shares some anecdotes about her time at Planned Parenthood in the book Bad Choices: A Look inside Planned Parenthood by Douglas R Scott.

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Hungarian court condemns black market sales of aborted fetal parts for cosmetic use

ADF reports that “The City Court of Budapest has found eight people guilty of illegally harvesting embryonic stem cells and tissue from aborted babies and using them for profit in cosmetic procedures.”

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Post-abortive father reveals his pain in Esquire article

He says: “I’ve had a hell of a time dealing with it, actually. To this day I still think about it. I’ll go to bed, and I’ll think about it and say to myself, ‘Man, what a terrible thing to do. What a copout. You don’t trade human life for material niceties.’

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Pro-abortion writer: There should be more abortions

Claiming that abortion should be rare allows pro-choicers to appeal to those who are ambivalent, or on the fence about abortion. Many pro-abortion writers, activists and politicians have clung to the “abortion should be rare” rhetoric. But not RH Reality Check’s Aimée Thorne-Thomsen.

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Incredible display of miscarried babies shows the humanity of preborn children

Last year during my first speaking trip in Portland somebody told me that I couldn’t leave without seeing the Prenatal Exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, or OMSI.

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