Friday, November 16, 2018

From CMMB: Why Is My Baby Gone?



 

Faith recovering at Mother of Mercy Hospital

When Faith arrived at the Mother of Mercy Hospital in Sudan, she had been in active labor for days and was clearly in distress. She was taken straight to the delivery room. But what should have been a joyous occasion, quickly turned to heartache. The midwife found no fetal heartbeat. Faith’s baby had died. 
Like most of the women in rural Sudan, Faith lives in extreme poverty, in a community without access to healthcare. Her first five children were delivered at home, a simple one-room, thatched roof house, without water or electricity. Her mother was always by her side, as she was when Faith went into labor this time.
Rural housing in Faith's community in Sudan
Unfortunately, when her labor didn’t progress as expected, her mother didn’t know what to do. They realized she needed urgent medical care, but the hospital – the only one in the region – was more than a two-hour drive from her home. It took a long time to organize a vehicle, and by the time she got there, it was too late.
“By the time she arrived to the hospital, it was too late, and there was no chance for her baby. After she delivered, she held her little one in her arms and said goodbye.” Midwife, Mother of Mercy Hospital 
Faith's mother, grieving the loss of her grandchild
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Life Issues Forum: Reflections from the Sidewalk

This edition of the Life Issues Forum is available in English and Spanish, and has been posted to our website.

The Life Issues Forum is a bi-weekly column by Pro-Life Secretariat staff addressing the latest issues on the culture of life. Columns may be reprinted as they appear here (in full and without alteration) without further permission.

In Christ,
The Pro-Life Secretariat
LIFE ISSUES FORUM                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Reflections from the Sidewalk                                                     November 16, 2018   
Tom Grenchik

I was praying the rosary recently on the sidewalk outside of a very busy abortion center in the Washington, D.C., area, where I live. The building, a seedy-looking structure that used to be a convenience store, is located on a busy, divided thoroughfare. Three lanes of traffic head in one direction, and three lanes run the opposite direction. With a major intersection a half block away, heavy traffic often backs up at the red light. Some drivers pretend not to notice the peaceful folks praying or offering pro-life assistance to the mothers, fathers and family members heading into the abortion facility. Some drivers give encouragement, and some will occasionally shout a profanity or give a "thumbs-down." 
The sidewalk is in such a busy location, one really must tune out much of the noise to pray with any concentration for the mothers heading into the abortion facility. 

During one of the green light cycles when the cars began to move again, a driver yelled out "Black lives matter!" as he sped off. As his comment sunk in, I realized that his words were both prophetic and challenging. Most of the mothers heading into the abortion facility were black. Most of the children who would die there that day were also black. Their lives have incredible significance to all of us outside the abortion facility who were offering prayers and life-affirming alternatives. To those doing business inside the abortion center, little mattered other than the money.

The abortion industry itself admits that, in the United States, the abortion rate for black women is almost five times that for white women. While every abortion is a tragedy, we should ask ourselves why black children are dying so disproportionately. Why are so many black women abandoned to, and victimized by, abortion? Why has the disproportionate rate of abortion among black women been so ignored by the media, policy makers and abortion advocates? 

From the child in the womb to her strong and courageous mother, every life matters. But do I really act accordingly, as the driver proposed? Am I supporting or volunteering at my local pro-life pregnancy care center, maternity home or prenatal care program? Do I work to alleviate poverty, as many women cite lack of financial support as a reason for seeking an abortion? Am I regularly praying for those in great need? Am I working to address racial disparity in its many forms? Now, every time that I return to pray outside that abortion center, I am reminded anew that all black lives matter, and I recommit myself to ensuring their right to life.
Tom Grenchik is the Executive Director of the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities. For more information, visit www.usccb.org/prolife.

VICTORY! Pro-Life Ron DeSantis and Brian Kemp Defeat Pro-Abortion Opponents



 

                             
LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Friday, November 16, 2018

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Top Stories
Pro-Life Ron DeSantis Defeats Pro-Abortion Andrew Gillum After Machine Recount
Pro-Life Brian Kemp Defeats Pro-Abortion Stacey Abrams in Georgia
Actress Amy Brenneman “Excited” to Host Party for Women to Celebrate Their Abortions
Pro-Abortion Congresswoman Marcia Fudge May Challenge Abortion Activist Nancy Pelosi for Speaker
More Pro-Life News
President Trump Presents Presidential Medal of Freedom Award to Justice Antonin Scalia
Pro-Life Groups Ask Supreme Court to Uphold Indiana Law Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome
Joy Behar Rants: “I Think Trump Needs to Resign Soon”
Trump Admin Official: We Will Stop NIH From Buying Body Parts From Aborted Babies
Scroll Down for Several More Pro-Life News Stories



Pro-Life Ron DeSantis Defeats Pro-Abortion Andrew Gillum After Machine Recount

The mandatory machine recount in Florida wrapped up Thursday to the joy of Congressman Ron DeSantis as he unofficially became governor-elect. Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


Pro-Life Brian Kemp Defeats Pro-Abortion Stacey Abrams in Georgia

UPDATE: Pro-abortion Stacey Abrams has announced she is no longer contesting the race.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Actress Amy Brenneman “Excited” to Host Party for Women to Celebrate Their Abortions

TV actress Amy Brenneman is hosting a party Friday in Hollywood for women to celebrate aborting their unborn babies.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com




Chief national correspondent for Fox News, Ed Henry, said on “Fox & Friends” Friday that only the modern Democratic party would accuse a woman of sexism to hold on to power.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com

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President Trump Presents Presidential Medal of Freedom Award to Justice Antonin Scalia

President Donald Trump today awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 7 distinguished individuals.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com
 

Pro-Life Groups Ask Supreme Court to Uphold Indiana Law Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

Several pro-life groups filed friend-of-the-court briefs this week defending an Indiana law that protects unborn babies from discriminatory abortions.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com







Trump Admin Official: We Will Stop NIH From Buying Body Parts From Aborted Babies

The Trump administration is exploring ways to end the taxpayer-funded purchasing of aborted baby parts through research grants.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com

MORE PRO-LIFE NEWS FROM TODAY

Lindsey Graham Expected to Head Senate Judiciary Committee After Vigorously Defending Brett Kavanaugh

Doctor Told Mom to Abort Her Baby With Down Syndrome, He Was Born Healthy

New Planned Parenthood CEO Leana Wen’s Goals: “Expand” Abortion, Help Women Celebrate Abortions

Some People Survive School Shootings, I Survived an Abortion. We’re All Glad to Be Alive

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Does Life Begin at Conception or Fertilization? The Answer Could Make a Huge Difference

After She Was Raped, Paula Rejected Aborting Her Baby: “I’m Choosing Joy”

Thursday, November 15, 2018

LifeNews: Ohio House Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins



 

                             
LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Top Stories
Ohio House Passes Bill to Ban All Abortions After an Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins
Kamala Harris Lied Abut Brett Kavanaugh, Now She Says Politics Needs “More Truth”
New Planned Parenthood Defends Killing Babies: “Abortion is Health Care”
Abortion Activists Call White Governor Racist Because He’s Upset Black Babies Are Aborted
More Pro-Life News
Bill Gates Will Spend $18 Million Pushing Population Control on Africa
After Trashing Brett Kavanaugh, CNN, MSNBC Downplay Michael Avenatti’s Domestic Violence Arrest
Florida Democrats Illegally Asked Voters to Alter Their Ballots to Steal the Vote From Pro-Life Candidates
WATCH: Even Democrats Don’t Want Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton to Run in 2020
Scroll Down for Several More Pro-Life News Stories



Ohio House Passes Bill to Ban All Abortions After an Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

Ohio House lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that would prohibit abortions after an unborn baby has a detectable heartbeat. Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


Kamala Harris Lied Abut Brett Kavanaugh, Now She Says Politics Needs “More Truth”

You remember pro-abortion Senator Kamala Harris (D-Ca.)? Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

New Planned Parenthood Defends Killing Babies: “Abortion is Health Care”

Planned Parenthood’s new president Leana Wen is touring the country during her first week on the job, preaching about how the killing of unborn babies is essential “health care.”
Click to Read at LifeNews.com




Abortion activists are criticizing Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant for being white and caring about unborn black babies who are aborted.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com

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Bill Gates Will Spend $18 Million Pushing Population Control on Africa

One of the world’s richest men announced plans this week to spend even more money pushing population control on women in Africa.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com
 

After Trashing Brett Kavanaugh, CNN, MSNBC Downplay Michael Avenatti’s Domestic Violence Arrest

Despite the fact that Avenatti granted them over 200 combined appearances on their networks, both CNN and MSNBC downplayed the charges.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com




Florida Democrats Illegally Asked Voters to Alter Their Ballots to Steal the Vote From Pro-Life Candidates


The Florida Democratic Party allegedly violated election laws by asking voters to fix their vote-by-mail ballots after voting already concluded. Click to Read at LifeNews.com





WATCH: Even Democrats Don’t Want Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton to Run in 2020

Pollster Frank Luntz conducted a focus group of Democratic voters and asked them what they thought of former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton running again.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com

MORE PRO-LIFE NEWS FROM TODAY

United Nations Human Rights Committee Wants to Make Abortion a “Universal Human Right”

Former Planned Parenthood Staffers Pushing Abortion Up to Birth Elected to Congress, Legislature

Pro-Life Legislator Quits His Political Party After It Suspends Him for Voting Pro-Life

Former Planned Parenthood Director: Abortion Pills Can Leave Parts of the Dead Baby Inside Her Mother

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“Abortionist to the Stars” Josefa Seletz Injures Two Women at Her Beverly Hills Abortion Clinic

This Catholic University is Targeting Pro-Life Students for Their Beliefs