Tuesday, April 22, 2014

LifeNews Pro-Life News Report 4/22/14





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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Top Stories
• Woman Who Killed Her Seven Babies and Packed Them in Boxes Appears in Court
• TV Show Declines Model Who Wanted Abortion so She Could Appear on Program

A Cruel Internet Bully Called This Boy With Down Syndrome Ugly, His Mom’s Reaction is PricelessWhat Would You Say if You Sat Next to an Abortionist on a Plane? Here’s What I Did

More Pro-Life News
• Woman Born Without Fingers Is A Master Goldsmith
• Obama’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Gives Millions to Planned Parenthood

• Five Videos That Show Abortion Ends the Lives of Real Human Beings
• Man Apprehended Who Raped 13-Year-Old, Took Her for Abortion to Cover His Crime
• Nearly 1,000 Texas Women Hospitalized Every Year After Botched Abortions
• Supreme Court Will Decide if Pro-Life Groups Can be Censored for Telling the Truth

• Billionaire Susan Pritzker Hosting Swanky “Abortion Party” Fundraiser for Planned Parethood

• GOP Should Not Boot Pro-Lifers: New Poll Shows 74% of Republicans Want Abortion Limits
China’s One-Child Policy Resulting in International Sex Slavery, Selling Women as Brides
• Parents Who Let Internet Poll Decide Their Baby’s Name Reject the Shocking Result

• Ethical Concerns Surrounding Three Parent Embryos Raised on Capitol Hill
• Abortion Clincs Offer Discounts for Aborting Baby Earlier in Pregnancy, That Doesn’t Help Poor Women
• Abortion Oligarchy: Rich Americans More Likely to Support Abortion Than Poor
Letter Asks New Brunswick Not to Fund Abortions With Tax Money

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Woman Who Killed Her Seven Babies and Packed Them in Boxes Appears in CourtThe woman who allegedly killed seven of her babies and packed six of them in cardboard boxes appeared in court and told the judge her in case that she is broke. Meanwhile, prosecutors are seeking more time to fashion their case against Megan Huntsman.
Police believe Megan Huntsman, 39, gave birth to the babies then killed them over the past decade and they arrested her on Saturday after the grisly discovery. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/22/woman-who-killed-her-seven-babies-and-packed-them-in-boxes-appears-in-court/
TV Show Declines Model Who Wanted Abortion so She Could Appear on Program Celebrity “reality shows” ordinarily take to controversy like a duck to water. But it was not long after a pregnant….aspiring model…said she would abort to increase her chances of appearing on “Celebrity Big Brother” than the British television program insisted Josie Cunningham would not appear.
It all started when Cunningham insisted to the Sunday Mirror that prior to becoming pregnant, she’d been on the short list to appear in the upcoming season’s edition of Celebrity Big Brother (“Big Brother,” for short). http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/22/tv-show-declines-model-who-wanted-abortion-so-she-could-appear-on-program/
A Cruel Internet Bully Called This Boy With Down Syndrome Ugly, His Mom’s Reaction is PricelessFor children growing up, there is little that cuts to the emotional core like a bully calling them “ugly.” It’s a crass attack that usually reveals more about the insecurities of the bully than the beauty of the child being bullied.
But it leaves a lasting impression for young children. Self-esteem issues, the loss of self-worth and a degradation of the beauty God gave each unique human being he created. Overall, it’s a loss of the celebration of the beauty of life. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/22/a-cruel-internet-troll-called-this-boy-with-down-syndrome-ugly-his-moms-reaction-is-priceless/
What Would You Say if You Sat Next to an Abortionist on a Plane? Here’s What I Did
When you are working or volunteering in the pro-life movement day in and day out, we can easily get consumed by the big picture and lose sight of what is happening every day in the nation’s abortion mills. Working in the pro-life movement can sometimes make us too immune to the killing. We worry about money, politics, and metrics and we get bummed by our lack of sleep and time away from family.


Woman Born Without Fingers Is A Master Goldsmith Annette Gabbedey is a 48-year-old master goldsmith who has been practicing her craft for over 20 years. Even though she was born without fingers, she isn’t disabled and wonders how people with fingers manage without them getting in the way.
annetteThe talented jeweller has found her own way to make miniature masterpieces worth thousands of pounds — despite being born with no fingers. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/22/woman-born-without-fingers-is-a-master-goldsmith/
Obama’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Gives Millions to Planned ParenthoodWhen President Obama said that he did not want his daughters punished with a pregnancy- he wasn’t kidding.
Perhaps that was the motivation behind his creation of the The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) a government agency and division of the Health and Human Services Department.


Five Videos That Show Abortion Ends the Lives of Real Human BeingsNote: There are no graphic images of abortion in the videos included below.
In today’s modern age, it’s difficult to avoid the fact that unborn human beings are alive, growing, unique individuals – from the very first moment they come into existence. Yet some still manage to close their eyes to reality. It’s important to understand the things we claim to support. It’s essential to be aware of all the facts, not just the ones that seem to support our position. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/22/five-videos-that-show-abortion-ends-the-lives-of-real-human-beings/
Man Apprehended Who Raped 13-Year-Old, Took Her for Abortion to Cover His Crime In September, Allen County Right to Life filed a consumer complaint with the Indiana Medical Licensing Board against the abortionist, Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, in Fort Wayne, because Klopfer performed an abortions on a 13-year-old girl and didn’t report the abuse as required by Indiana Law. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/22/man-apprehended-who-raped-13-year-old-took-her-for-abortion-to-cover-his-crime/
Nearly 1,000 Texas Women Hospitalized Every Year After Botched Abortions A decision of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals allowing the State of Texas to enforce a controversial abortion law passed last year reveals that abortion complications that require emergency hospitalization are higher than thought, and raise the concerns that the true number of serious abortion-related injuries and maternal deaths are being kept from the public. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/22/nearly-1000-texas-women-hospitalized-every-year-after-botched-abortions/
Supreme Court Will Decide if Pro-Life Groups Can be Censored for Telling the Truth This morning the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Susan B. Anthony List v. Steve Driehaus. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/22/supreme-court-will-decide-if-pro-life-groups-can-be-censored-for-telling-the-truth/


Billionaire Susan Pritzker Hosting Swanky “Abortion Party” Fundraiser for Planned Parethood The nation’s largest abortion chain is throwing a huge fundraiser at Chicago’s Navy Pier tomorrow, April 23, and the Pro-Life Action League will be there to expose their true agenda. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/22/billionaire-susan-pritzker-hosting-swanky-abortion-party-fundraiser-for-planned-parethood/
GOP Should Not Boot Pro-Lifers: New Poll Shows 74% of Republicans Want Abortion Limits A new national poll responding to a decision by the Nevada GOP to drop its pro-life plank from its party platform shows most Republicans and Republican-leaning independents favor more limits on abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/22/gop-should-not-boot-pro-lifers-new-poll-shows-74-of-republicans-oppose-abortion/
China’s One-Child Policy Resulting in International Sex Slavery, Selling Women as Brides The one-child policy in China has resulted in more than just forced abortions and sterilizations — it has led to massive cases of child trafficking as families attempt to buy children. It’s also leading to international sex slavery rings and selling women as brides. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/22/chinas-one-child-policy-resulting-in-international-sex-slavery-selling-women-as-brides/
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Parents Who Let Internet Poll Decide Their Baby’s Name Reject the Shocking Result Would you let people on the Internet vote in a poll to decide the name of your newborn baby? http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/22/parents-who-let-internet-poll-decide-their-babys-name-reject-the-shocking-result/
Ethical Concerns Surrounding Three Parent Embryos Raised on Capitol Hill Last month, an FDA Advisory Committee held a hearing examining mitochondrial disease prevention with the creation of three-parent embryos. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/22/ethical-concerns-surrounding-three-parent-embryos-raised-on-capitol-hill/
Abortion Clincs Offer Discounts for Aborting Baby Earlier in Pregnancy, That Doesn’t Help Poor Women Recently, we’ve been reading a lot about how closing unsafe abortion mills will put poor women at “risk” in Ohio. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/22/abortion-clincs-offer-discounts-for-aborting-baby-earlier-in-pregnancy-that-doesnt-help-poor-women/
Abortion Oligarchy: Rich Americans More Likely to Support Abortion Than Poor Last week, the media exploded with the news that the United States is not a democracy, but an oligarchy. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/22/abortion-oligarchy-rich-americans-more-likely-to-support-abortion-than-poor/
Letter Asks New Brunswick Not to Fund Abortions With Tax Money On the heels of the announcement that New Brunswick’s only private abortion clinic will be closing in July, over 125 respected physicians, lawyers, family organizations, and individuals have signed a public letter sent to New Brunswick Premier, Mr. David Alward. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/22/letter-asks-new-brunswick-not-to-fund-abortions-with-tax-money/






Heroic News: “Billionaire political donor wants GOP to go gay” plus 7 more

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Billionaire Republican donor Paul Singer, long known for opposing legislation that increases the regulatory burden on American businesses, has brought together a bipartisan coalition that aims to move the GOP to push homosexual “rights.”
The Press Association reports that a recent two-part documentary marking ten years since the suicide of serial killer Dr. Harold Shipman refers to his actions as “euthanasia.”
In 1962, Dick and Judy Hoyt welcomed their son, Rick, into an unsuspecting world -- a world that would forever be changed by their presence and sacrifice. Because of complications with his birth, Rick was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy.
Devout, married Catholics have the best sex of any demographic group, the Family Research Council said at an event Wednesday, pointing to a collection of studies from the last several decades.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York blessed 30 expectant mothers and their unborn children in a recent Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, offering a message of hope and love.
Carrying rosaries, pushing babies in strollers and bearing images of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Catholics from throughout the Diocese of Phoenix gathered in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in a Glendale neighborhood Good Friday.
Members of the voluntary euthanasia group Exit International have been targeted by police in Western Australia over the drug Nembutal.
Attorneys representing 11 couples who are challenging the state ban on gay "marriage" on Monday filed a motion asking a federal judge to decide the case rather than wait for a trial.




Mary's Shelter April 2014 Newsletter!

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April 2014
Greetings!
An Update from the Executive Director
 
 I don’t think there is a week or month that goes by at Mary’s Shelter where we don’t all look at each other and say, “wow, that was a busy time.”  Sometimes there are trials and sometimes there are moments of pure joy.  Every child born into our homes brings that joy in a big way.  No matter what is going on, everyone stops and rejoices in each birth.  We celebrate the beauty and dignity of each and every life in our homes.
This past month was made special with other great blessings.  Our Bishop Loverde came on a very rainy Saturday afternoon and Blessed our newest home.  He met moms and held babies.  It was a very special day, one that will never be forgotten.   Another Mary’s Shelter baby was baptized this month, and new  babies were born.  Waiting to see what next month brings.  Thank you all for the love, prayers and support!
God Bless
Kathleen Wilson, Director
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa
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Our New Baby!
 
It’s a Girl!
Born: April 10. 2014
Weight: 7 lb. 11 oz.
21.5 inches
Resident Interview – “Anne”
Our youngest resident is Anne.  She is just 18 years old and became a first time mom this past week to a beautiful baby girl. She is determined to be a great mom and a successful provider for her family.  Feeling all the prayers for this family.
How did hear about Mary’s Shelter and how long have you been a resident? 
I heard about Mary’s Shelter by calling churches trying to get help and the last church I called gave me Mary’s Shelters number so I called. I’ve been a resident since February.
What was the process like to enter into the Mary’s Shelter program? 
The process to enter into these homes was very simple and wonderful because the Director is such a great person.
Why were you in need of shelter?
I was in  need of shelter because I was living place to place and had a baby on the way.  I wanted help so badly.  I called so I wouldn’t be in the streets.
What are your plans for your future?
My plans for the future are to get my GED, move into my own apartment, get my license and go to college to get my CNA.   After that I want to get my RN. I hope and pray I get a job soon.
While at Mary’s Shelter, how will you work towards making those plans a reality?
By enrolling in a GED program at ERI, which I have been setting up.  I’m also studying for my drivers license.  I will put my name on the waiting list for  apartments.  I have put in job applications and called to try to get interviews.  After my 6 weeks post baby, I may have a job set up, hopefully.
Tell us the best part about being at Mary’s Shelter and the most difficult part.
The best part is being stable, safe and having a great Director.  Also, being independent and not having to worry about where I’m going to sleep at night. The difficult part, actually I would say I don’t know because I feel there is not anything difficult about being here.
Tell us a little about your daughter.My daughter is such a good baby. She is so beautiful and healthy. She is a blessing. My daughter loves to try and hold her own bottle, it’s so cute.
Now that you are a mom, how has your life changed?
My life has changed by being a mom because I have someone to love, support, encourage and take care of.  My life has changed for the better.  All I dream about is getting my GED, license, to have my own place and go to college to show my daughter a great life. I have grown up so much.  Being at Mary’s Shelter has helped me to become an independent, successful person and I’m so thankful for Mary’s Shelter.
Volunteer Interview - Joanne Baker    
  
My name is JoAnne Baker.  My husband, Steve and I moved to the Hartwood area with our two children, Johnny and Alli, in 1989.  Steve was in the Marine Corps at the time and I got a teaching job in Stafford County shortly after we arrived.  Our children are now 28 and 25 and will both be married by the time this is printed, Alli is getting married in Charleston, SC on April 26.  I retired last June after 27 years in education; the last eight years I was the principal of Rocky Run Elementary School.
How did you hear about Mary’s Shelter?
In the fall my church distributed the Parish Ministry Catalogue and I was intrigued by the Mary’s Shelter Ministry.  I attended my first volunteer meeting in January and met with the young woman I mentor shortly after that.
What inspired you to begin volunteering?
My volunteer spirit came from my mother who was a girl scout leader, PTA President, Eucharistic Minister, and jumped in to help whenever the call came. After retirement, I knew that I wanted to do something meaningful to give back to the community.  I signed up to teach CCD at Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, where I am a parishioner.
You are a mentor to one of our residents, how has that experience been so far?
It has only been two short months since I began mentoring and it is quite fulfilling. The young woman is a first time mom and has no family in the United States.  It has been my pleasure to pick her and her baby up for church each Sunday.  I’ve also had the opportunity to go with her to the grocery store and to Social Services a few times.  As time goes on we are understanding each other more (she is still learning to speak English).  She was thrilled when I brought her a copy of the Catholic Herald and when I brought her a carton of eggs fresh from our farm.
As the young mom you work with is a first time mother and has no family in this country, the need for someone to be there for her was even greater than usual.    How has the bond you have together grown over time?
Our bond has grown in that we are more comfortable with each other and she seems to feel at ease in calling me.  The language barrier has slowly been easing as we learn to understand each other.  We enjoy talking about our respective families.  When I told her that my daughter is getting married in two weeks she told me that she will pray to Jesus for a sunny day.
What are the rewards of not only mentoring to a young mom, but also to showing her she is worthy of time and love? 
What rewards do you receive?
The rewards of mentoring are many.  Having worked in a service industry (education) for 27 years, it is important to me that I give back.  My family has been richly blessed by God, and it blesses me more to share in those blessings.  When I see the smiles of the young woman I mentor it warms my heart.  Of course, I also adore babies and holding a little one is one of God’s greatest blessings.
What would you tell someone else who is looking to volunteer at Mary’s Shelter?
Volunteering at Mary’s Shelter is truly an enriching experience.  I would recommend it to anyone looking to make a difference in the life of a young woman and her child(ren).
Our Volunteers are a very important, integral part of this ministry.  If you are interested in volunteering, or looking for information about volunteer opportunities, please email Theresa, our Volunteer Coordinator, at: volunteers@marysshelterva.org
Thank you!
A special thank you to Bishop Loverde for coming to our homes to offer a House Blessing and Dedication.  He was so kind and gracious.   Many of our residents, as well as a house full of guest, were given the opportunity of meeting with him.  It was a great day! 
A shout out to Regina Hiney for not only showing up monthly to volunteer as our Book Club teacher, but for taking on all the arrangements, driving and responsibilities of having Little Miss Jasmine baptized!

Thank you to Jessica Stewart for the box of toys donated for the monthly baby celebration hosted by Kara Horne (and thanks to Cathy Davis for all the doula support shown at those celebrations.)

Thank you to the Knights of Columbus of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception for hosting a dinner and donating the proceeds to our ministry.  Lot’s of great food and hard work.
and……..thank you to the Hibernians for hosting the St. Patrick’s Day breakfast at St. Mary, great food, great time, generous donations!
Thanks so much to Sue Ottman and the Bible Study Group for the donation of household items and the very much appreciated Target Gift Cards.
A very big thank you to Matt Britton and Hugh Brown  for overseeing the donation, storage and drop off of dolls – lot’s and lot’s of dolls – so appreciated!

A heartfelt  thank you to all who donate in any and all ways to Mary’s Shelter.
Thank you to Hunter Keiser for choosing Mary’s Shelter for his Eagle Scout project and donating tons of cleaning supplies – with all the families living at our homes, and our strict cleaning policies, these were very well received!

Hunter Keiser, from Boy Scout Troop 179, coordinated a “Cleaning Supply Donation Drive” to benefit Mary’s Shelter as his Eagle Scout project.  Hunter is a parishioner of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception.  He put out donation boxes at the St. Mary Parish Life Center and the Massad Branch of the YMCA, where he works as a Lifeguard.  He promoted the drive to the Religious Education classes at St. Mary, the Council of Catholic Women, St. Mary Preschool, YMCA patrons, and friends and family through social media.  His project provided several months’ worth of bathroom and kitchen cleaning supplies, trash bags, toilet paper, and laundry detergent to the shelter, which operates four homes.
Thank you to those who have dropped donations of clothing, baby supplies and so much more off at our homes.  We love the donations and seeing you!
Our Wish List!

If you’d like to make a donation of material goods to Mary’s Shelter, here is a list of our current needs: 
 
 
 
 
If you find it in your heart to host a baby shower or conduct a drive for us, please email Monika, our Donations Coordinator, for more information!  
Fulfill the Promise Campaign
Are you a part of the Mary’s Shelter family? Our Fulfill the Promise campaign asks for just a small monthly donation. Could you commit to $20 a month to fund Mary’s Shelter?
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