Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pro-Life Memorial Day to Commemorate Casualties of Roe V. Wade on Elena Kagan's First Day on the Job

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /Christian Newswire/ -- When abortion supporter and newest Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan begins her first day on the bench Monday, pro-lifers around the country will be holding vigils and demonstrations memorializing the more than 52 million lives lost through surgical and medical abortion -- the direct result of the Court's Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions on Jan. 22, 1973.

The sixth annual Pro-Life Memorial Day will be held Monday, Oct 4, 2010, at locations around the country, including Washington, D.C. PLMD follows the Red Mass celebrated in Washington, D.C. on the Sunday before the first Monday of October, when the Supreme Court begins its new term.

PLMD seeks to call the attention of politicians and members of the legal profession attending Red Masses nationwide to the injustice of denying legal recognition of personhood to an entire class of human beings because of their size and location.

"The blood of 52 million of our brothers and sisters demands that we end the injustice of abortion and establish in law that all human beings deserve to be recognized as persons," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League.

Pro-lifers will gather to mourn, pray, remember and resolve to end the greatest atrocity of our time.

American Life League encourages PLMD participants to make a special supplication to the Holy Spirit to enlighten Supreme Court justices and all who attend Red Masses, so that the words engraved on the Supreme Court building, "equal justice under law," will become a reality for all Americans.

American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.

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Current Headlines

• Obama Admin Targets Pro-Lifers in FBI Training Forum With Pro-Abortion Orgs
• Senate Agrees to Republican Demand Against Obama Recess Appointments
• Scientists Make Major Advance in Embryonic Stem Cell Research Alternatives
• Senators Introduce Bill to Permanently Cut Federal Abstinence Education Funding
• New UN Report Admits Data Faulty on Claims of Women Dying in Illegal Abortions
• House Renews Bill Promoting Stem Cell Research Using Umbilical Cord Blood
• Committee Cancels Hearing on Pro-Abortion Intl Violence Against Women Act
• California Senate: Fiorina and Boxer Debate Abortion, Boxer Misleads on Funding
• Washington Senate Race Tied Between Pro-Life Dino Rossi, Pro-Abortion Murrary
• Kansans for Life, State Pro-Life Group, Makes 2010 Election Endorsements
• Michigan Senate Approves Bill Making Abortion Centers Use Better Ultrasound

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Obama Admin Targets Pro-Lifers in FBI Training Forum With Pro-Abortion Orgs
Washington, DC ( -- Documents obtained today reveal the Obama administration partnered with leading pro-abortion organizations to host an FBI training seminar in August with the main focus of declaring as "violent" the free speech activities of pro-life Americans.

On August 25, 2010, the FBI and the United States Department of Justice co-sponsored a training seminar with Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Federation and the Feminist Majority Foundation.

When information about the seminar, which took place at FBI headquarters in Portland, Oregon, reached pro-life advocates, they asked officials for permission to attend and were granted access to the seminar and the training materials.

FBI and Obama administration officials provided participants with an 84-page document entitled Resource Guide: Violence Against Reproductive Health Care Providers" that contained print copies of Power Point presentations prepared by the Justice Department and an analysis of alleged pro-life "violence" prepared by the pro-abortion groups.

The so-called violence perpetrated by pro-life advocates mostly contained examples of constitutionally-protected free speech, including activities such as praying, providing women outside abortion centers with alternatives information, and peaceful protesting or picketing.

Matt Bowman, a top attorney at the Alliance Defense Fund, told today that the cooperation between the Obama administration and pro-abortion organizations to target pro-life free speech should cause alarm.

"The information presented in the seminar raises serious concerns over the United States government s treatment of nonviolent free speech activities as 'violence' subject to investigation and prosecution," he said. Full story at

Senate Agrees to Republican Demand Against Obama Recess Appointments
Washington, DC ( -- Because they may wind up with a majority of the House or Senate -- or enough votes to block some of President Barack Obama's pro-abortion nominees -- Senate Democrats agreed to a demand by Republicans to technically keep the Senate in session during the recess.

That makes it so Obama can't take advantage of a congressional rule allowing him to make recess appointments during an official Senate recess.

For the pro-life movement, that means Obama can't put some pro-abortion judicial nominees or administration officials requiring Senate approval in place with a recess appointment intended to avoid Senate confirmation.

That's what happened when Obama named rationing advocate Donald Berwick as the chief of Medicare and Medicaid and the top official charged with implementing the abortion-funding ObamaCare law that institutes a new government-run health care system.

Democratic leaders agreed to schedule two pro-forma sessions of the Senate each week over the next six weeks. Obama can only make recess appointments if the Senate is adjourned more than three days, but the sessions will have one member of the chamber gavel the Senate into session and immediately out of session to prevent Obama from exploiting the rule.

According to The Hill, pro-life Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky had threatened to send Obama s most controversial nominees back to the president if Democrats did not agree to the sessions.

Those nominees reportedly included some of Obama's pro-abortion appeals court and federal district court nominees the Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved. Had the nominations been returned to the White House, Obama would have had to have re-nominated them and they would have been subjected to new hearings and votes in committee. Full story at

Scientists Make Major Advance in Embryonic Stem Cell Research Alternatives
Washington, DC ( -- As the Obama administration lobbies the courts to uhold President Barack Obama's executive order forcing taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research, scientists have made another major advance in alternatives that don't require the destruction of human life.

Derrick J. Rossi of the Children's Hospital Boston led a research team that published a series of experiments showing they can use artificial versions of naturally occurring biological signals to convert typical skin cells into embryonic stem cells.

A report in the Washington Post today indicates the scientists can make the alternative cells quickly and are also able to prompt the cells to turn into specific tissues that could be used in transplants for patients.

Normally, embryonic stem cells can only be obtained by destroying early human life days after conception but the alternative would allow scientists to work with embryonic-like cells without the moral problems that spark pro-life opposition.

Douglas A. Melton, who co-directs the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, said the new paper Rossi and his team submitted to the journal Cell Stem Cell, "is a major paper, in my view, in the field of regenerative medicine." Full story at

Senators Introduce Bill to Permanently Cut Federal Abstinence Education Funding
Washington, DC ( -- Two pro-abortion senators introduced a bill on Wednesday that would permanently cut federal abstinence education funding. Despite the evidence showing abstinence programs reduce sexual activity and help teens make positive decisions, Senator Frank Lautenberg and Representative Barbara Lee introduced the bill.

Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat, and Lee, a California Democrat, filed the Repealing Ineffective and Incomplete Abstinence-Only Program Funding Act.

Ty Cobb of the pro-abortion Human Rights Campaign hailed the legislation, because it "would end abstinence-only-until-marriage programs once and for all."

He complains that Congress, since 1996, has spent almost $1.5 billion on abstinence-only programs and appreciates the section of the bill that would de-fund abstinence programs proven ineffective by the language programs' opponents put in the bill. talked with Valerie Huber of the National Abstinence Education Association, who panned the legislation as yet another attack on proven abstinence education programs and the wishes of most parents to fund them.

The bill would eliminate the only federal funding exclusively focused on the risk avoidance abstinence education message. It is unconscionable that Senators would even consider censoring skills that would help teens avoid all risks associated with sexual activity," she said. Full story at

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New UN Report Admits Data Faulty on Claims of Women Dying in Illegal Abortions
New York, NY ( -- A UN report has rankled experts for promoting abortion while also obscuring its research methods.

The new maternal health report endorses a UN strategy that recommends safe abortion services and family planning alongside antenatal care and skilled attendants at birth. That strategy was based on previous UN reports that said 536,000 women died yearly from pregnancy-related causes, 78,000 from illegal abortion. The new report slashes the total to 358,000 and did not offer any data regarding abortion.

This is specious, Duke University s Dr. Monique Chireau said. There were no data collected on deaths from abortion. We can't even get good data on maternal deaths.

The report says that only 63 of 173 countries studied had complete records on a cause of death. Twenty-four had no records at all.

Critics say the UN issued the report because of a recent independent study that showed previous UN data suspect and its research methods flawed. That independent study found that better education, economics, and healthcare, along with lower fertility rates, led to better maternal health. It did not mention abortion or family planning. Full story at

House Renews Bill Promoting Stem Cell Research Using Umbilical Cord Blood
Washington, DC ( -- The House of Representatives, today, passed the reauthorization of the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act, a bill written by pro-life Congressman Chris Smith in 2005. The vote makes it so the provisions of the bill, promoting stem cell research with umbilical cord blood, are in place through 2015.

The landmark bill, HR 2520, was signed into law by President Bush in December 2005 and today's reauthorization was approved by voice vote.

On the House floor, Smith said "it remains one of the best kept secrets in America that umbilical cord blood stem cells and adult stem cells in general are curing people of a myriad of terrible conditions and diseases."

Umbilical cords are a rich, non-controversial source of stem cells, yet hospitals throw millions of them away each year because prior to the law the infrastructure required to properly collect and store them was not available. The 2005 law increased the number of cord blood units and stem cells available for treating patients and expanded research.

That law created a new nationwide umbilical cord blood stem cell program designed to collect, derive, type and freeze cord blood units for transplantation into patients to mitigate and even cure serious disease and pursuant to the law, also provided stem cells for research, Smith said. The new cord blood program was combined in the 2005 law with an expanded bone marrow initiative. Full story at

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Committee Cancels Hearing on Pro-Abortion Intl Violence Against Women Act
Washington, DC ( -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has canceled a hearing on the Violence Against Women Act -- legislation that, despite its good-sounding name, is prompting concerns for pro-life groups that it could be used to promote abortion internationally.

Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America says "The problems with I-VAWA are hidden in the fine print under the lofty rhetoric" with the "predictable agenda" of "abortion-on-demand on a global scale."

The panel had planned a mark-up hearing on S. 2982 consider any final amendments on the bill before a vote by the committee and subsequent referral to the entire Senate for a vote.

But just minutes before the hearing was scheduled to begin, pro-abortion committee Chairman John Kerry of Massachusetts announced the hearing would be canceled.

Kerry was the lead sponsor of the bill and one report received indicates Kerry may have scrapped the vote on it because he lacked enough votes to move the measure out of the committee. While Sen. Kerry may attempt to secure passage of the bill during the upcoming, the information indicated "Senate insiders believe such a move is unlikely." Full story at

California Senate: Fiorina and Boxer Debate Abortion, Boxer Misleads on Funding
Sacramento, CA ( -- California Senate candidates Carly Fiorina and Barbara Boxer debated the issue of abortion on Wednesday in a forum hosted by KPCC-FM and La Opinion radio. Fiorina accused Boxer of misrepresenting her pro-life views on abortion and Boxer sought to downplay her support for taxpayer funded abortions.

Fiorina accused Boxer of engaging in a "unconscionable shocking misrepresentation" of her pro-life views to make her appear more extreme.

While Boxer and her campaign's ads have made it appear Fiorina would put women who have abortions in jail, Fiorina pointed out she doesn't support that and wouldn't push for legislation to do that if elected to the Senate.

"Barbara Boxer is engaging in this kind of misrepresentation to change the subject, to change the subject from her own extreme views, which are that a baby doesn't have rights until it leaves the hospital," Fiorina said. "The subject of this election is not abortion."

Boxer has been playing on a statement Fiorina made in January that she would "absolutely vote to overturn Roe v. Wade if the opportunity presented itself" which Boxer and her campaign have twisted to make it appear Fiorina supports criminalizing women.

"It means that women and doctors could be put in jail in any state of the union.That is the fact," Boxer said about the statement, according to the NPR debate. "Roe v. Wade, I believe, is a decision that brings us all together."

Fiorina sought to highlight Boxer's pro-abortion record during her tenure in Washington, especially her consistent support for taxpayer funding of abortions. Full story at

Washington Senate Race Tied Between Pro-Life Dino Rossi, Pro-Abortion Murrary
Olympia, WA ( -- The competitive Senate race between pro-life Senate candidate Dino Rossi and pro-abortion Sen. Patty Murrary is tied. The race is one of several pitting candidates on the opposite side of the abortion debate against each other in what is shaping up as a battle for control of the Senate.

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of likely voters shows Rossi picking up 48% support, while Murray earns 47% of the vote when leaners are included.

Two percent prefer another candidate while three percent are undecided on the race.

"Two weeks ago, Murray moved to a modest 51% to 46% lead over Rossi when leaners were part of the totals. In 10 previous surveys from January through August, the candidates have been within two points of each other seven times. Murray's support has ranged from 45% to 50%, while Rossi has picked up 46% to 49% of the vote," the polling firm noted.

The Rasmussen poll comes after one from Fox News that has the two candidates well within the margin of error, with Murray leading Rossi by one percent. Full story at

Kansans for Life, State Pro-Life Group, Makes 2010 Election Endorsements
Topeka, KS ( -- When Kansas voters head to the polls in November to cast their ballots for races ranging from Senate and governor to the state legislature, Kansans for Life hopes they will keep pro-life candidates in mind. The statewide pro-life group today issued its endorsements for the 2010 election.

The Kansans for Life Political Action Committee made its pro-life candidate guide available today and pr-life Congressman Jerry Moran, seeking the Senate seat made available by Senator Sam Brownback, tops the list.

KFL PAC has also endorsed pro-life candidates for Congress, including state Sen. Tim Huelskamp in the 1st district, state Rep. Kevin Yoder in the 3rd district, and Mike Pompeo in the 4th district.

At the top of the KFL-PAC list for state-wide races is the GOP gubernatorial team of Brownback, a pro-life leader in the U.S. Senate, and his running mate, Kansas Sen. Jeff Colyer.

Secretary of State candidate Kris Kobach, a Republican, and both candidates for State Treasurer -- Republican Ron Estes (R) and incumbent Democrat Dennis McKinney -- merited endorsements from the pro-life group. While both treasurer candidates received a nod from Kansans for Life, neither major party candidate for state insurance commissioner did. Full story at

Michigan Senate Approves Bill Making Abortion Centers Use Better Ultrasound
Lansing, MI ( -- The Michigan Senate signed off on legislation on Wednesday looking to strengthen an existing law requiring abortion centers to show women an ultrasound of their unborn child prior to doing an abortion. The bill would ensure the ultrasound is of the highest quality possible.

The notion is that if women deserve a chance to see their baby before having an abortion, they deserve to see a high-quality image -- not a low-quality one abortion centers might use to discount the ultrasound and persuade women to have an abortion.

Republican Sen. Wayne Kuipers is the sponsor of the bill and he said, according to the Grand Haven Tribune, that the image of the unborn child in the ultrasound should be as high quality as possible.

"When lawmakers gave a mother the opportunity to see real-time ultrasound images of her unborn child before aborting her pregnancy in 2006, we never thought doctors would trample on that right by producing poor-quality pictures," said Kuipers. "My bill will restore our original legislative intent to ensure women considering abortion have access to as much information as possible before making this life and death decision." Full story at

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USCCB pro-life chairman issues statement on upcoming Respect Life month :: Catholic News Agency (CNA

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo

Washington D.C., Sep 28, 2010 / 03:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In light of the upcoming Respect Life Month of October, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston issued a statement on what he perceives to be the greatest threats to human dignity in society, calling on Catholics to work towards transforming culture �into one that welcomes every human person.�

Cardinal DiNardo, who serves as chairman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, opened his remarks on Sept. 28 by stating that with �each passing year, the need for personal and public witness grounded in God�s boundless love for each and every human being grows more urgent.�

�With over one million innocent children dying from abortion each year, the plague of abortion remains embedded in our culture. It is encouraging to see the continuing decline nationwide in the number and rate of abortions � due in large part to fewer teens becoming sexually active, and to growing recognition of the humanity of the unborn child.�

�Yet the loss of even one child,� he noted, �and the pain experienced by the child�s mother and father in the aftermath of abortion, should impel us to redouble our efforts to end legal abortion, and to ensure that every pregnant woman has whatever help she needs to turn away from this heartbreaking choice.�

�In many areas of public policy, the rift continues to widen between the moral principles expressed by a majority of Americans and the actions of government,� the cardinal continued.

For example, although �Americans oppose public funding of abortion by wide margins,� he said,  in �March of this year, Congress passed a health care reform law that allows for federal funding of abortion in some programs and could pressure millions of Americans to help subsidize other people�s abortions through their health care premiums.�

 �Defenseless human life is also placed at risk today in the name of science,� he added, �when researchers seek to destroy human life at its embryonic stage for stem cell research � and demand the use of all Americans� tax dollars to support this agenda.�

A recent poll commissioned by the Catholic bishops� Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities which showed that �57 percent of respondents favored funding only stem cell research avenues that do not harm the donor� and �only 21 percent favor funding all stem cell research, including research that requires killing embryonic human beings,� said the prelate.

Despite the overarching opinion of Americans on this issue, however, the current Administration �issued guidelines last year to fund human embryonic stem cell research, and some in Congress are preparing legislation to ensure continued funding despite a federal court�s finding that these guidelines may violate the law,� Cardinal DiNardo lamented.

�At the other end of life,� he went on, �seriously ill patients are again under threat from a renewed campaign for legalizing physician-assisted suicide.�

�Instead of addressing these patients� real problems by providing love, support and relief of suffering, this agenda urges us to eliminate the patient as though he or she is the problem. Marching under the false banner of 'compassion' and 'choice,' it raises the fearsome prospect of a future in which the only 'choice' cheerfully granted to our most vulnerable patients is a lethal overdose of drugs.�

�While critics want to portray the Church�s witness as a narrow and negative ideology, it is just the opposite: A positive vision of the dignity of each and every human being without exception, each loved equally by God and so equally deserving of our love and our nation�s respect,� he underscored.

In his concluding remarks, Cardinal DiNardo stressed that �Our efforts, of course, must always be undergirded with prayer � the silent space for personal daily prayer that allows us to hear God�s voice deep in our hearts, and communal prayer that asks God to transform our culture into one that welcomes every human person.�

Judie Brown: "Getting accustomed to murdering the innocents"


Judie Brown

Judie Brown
September 30, 2010

In a time when moral relativism seems to have taken over, we look to the past at practices and wonder if they are any indication of what the future has in store. While some practices may have been extreme, even horrifying by most standards, are we doomed to continue these practices? To most people, the slaughtering of innocent babies is horrifying, yet our country accepts that as normal. What more could the future hold?

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Cohabitating couples miss out on 'true happiness,' argues relationship expert :: Catholic News Agency (CNA

Front Royal, Va., Sep 30, 2010 / 01:07 pm (CNA).- Commenting on a recent analysis which shows a jump in the number of cohabitating couples in the U.S., relationship expert and father of seven Anthony Buono said the figures are evidence of individual selfishness and a contraceptive mentality in our culture. Buono argued in remarks to CNA that those who avoid or postpone marriage while living together fail to experience true happiness.

The Denver Post reported last week that the Census Bureau showed a 13 percent increase in the number of opposite-sex unmarried couples who shared living arrangements. The number rose to 7.5 million couples this year as opposed to a 2 percent decrease between 2008 and 2009. According to the Denver paper, demographers suggested that a suffering economy may be contributing to boyfriends and girlfriends seeking to increase financial help from one another.

In commentsto CNA on Wednesday, father of seven and founder of Ave Maria Singles Anthony Buono said that more and more couples living together show how individuals are seeking to enjoy all the benefits of marriage, without the commitment required of marriage.

Im sure none of us have any illusions of couples having the conviction or strength to live together simply to share expenses in a down economy, or to save money together before marriage, or to get to know each other as people so they can determine if they will work out in the long run, Buono added. 

Lets face it, couples living together are fornicating, he asserted. Living together falsely legitimizes their ability to have sex whenever they wish.

The cohabitation mentality completely includes a contraceptive mentality, Buono wrote. It is individual selfishness disguised as a good idea that seems to care about the other.

There is so much to be said about how much cohabitation, pre-marital sex, and the use of artificial contraception destroys the person and breaks down society as a whole, he noted. It is a historical fact that the family is the heart of society. 

Getting married and having children is what life is all about for the majority of people. Supporting marriage and the children of marriage is what life is about for the rest. Everything else has its place, but they are secondary to this.

Buono continued to say that those avoiding it, preventing it, postponing it, or committed to never do it are really missing the boat to true happiness. Living together has a track record of couples ending their relationship, not getting married.

Let me end by sharing a big plug for marriage and children, since there are so many who feel lifes financial struggles make it an excuse for cohabitating, Buono said. I am married and have seven children.  At tax time, I save a bundle because of all the deductions I have due to all the dependents I have.

I know a family with 12 children who dont even pay income taxes. The large family is the most economical way to go.  The older children help take care of the younger children, and the gift of siblings cannot be underestimated.

Do yourself and society a favor, he stated. Get married and have lots of babies. Become great parents and raise your children to become exceptional adults capable of making a positive difference in the world.

Excellent article! Needs to be sent to all those we know who are not married but living together and also those who are putting off having children. Let's have more babies!

Common Sense Issues Launches Defund Abortion Site Launches a Common Sense Pledge to Unite Our Nation

CINCINNATI, Sept. 30 /Christian Newswire/ -- Common Sense Issues, Inc., a 501(c)(4) grassroots citizens organization dedicated to pro-Life, limited government principles, has launched

The site features a simple pledge that every federal officeholder can sign promising no taxpayer funding of abortions -- a position with which a super-majority of Americans agrees. If an elected official or candidate is unwilling to make this promise:

  • They cannot be trusted to cut spending when it comes to truly tough choices if they will not make this easy choice;

  • They do not understand that protecting and valuing life -- every life -- is foundational to who we are, how we treat one another, and our very freedom;

  • They choose to ignore the skyrocketing government debt threatening America; and,

  • They believe it is their right to force Americans, whose faith and conscience condemns the taking of life, to fund with their tax dollars the very act they abhor.

Citizens can download the pledge and ask U.S. House and U.S. Senate Members and candidates everywhere to sign it. The pledge can also be easily signed electronically in a matter of seconds. The website has an easy-to-use map allowing citizens to click on a state and see what officials or candidates have signed the pledge. Indeed, several federal officeholders and candidates have already found the site and signed the pledge. Please go to to learn more.

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Obama Told on Abortion: Change Your Mind Because Unborn Children Feel Pain
After 10 Years, RU 486 Abortion Drug Hasn't Helped Women as Promised
Obama Advisor Admits Abortion Will Play a Role in 2010 Election Contests
Facility Closes in Maryland Run by Man Who Killed Woman in Botched Abortion
Poll: Americans Continue to Distrust Pro-Abortion Mainstream Media Outlets
Mainstream Media Misreport Stem Cell Research, Court Ruling on Obama's Funding
Polls Show Close Senate Race in Nevada, Pro-Life Rubio Leading in Florida
Arizona Right to Life Makes Pro-Life Endorsements for 2010 November Election
Colorado Polls: Pro-Life Senate Candidate Ken Buck Tops 50%, Tancredo Gains
Ohio Sees Pro-Life Candidates Kasich, Portman Leading for Governor, Senate
Massachusetts Pro-Life Group Backs Candidates for Congress Based on Abortion
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Obama Told on Abortion: Change Your Mind Because Unborn Children Feel Pain
Washington, DC ( -- Yesterday, pro-abortion President Barack Obama relied on the language Bill Clinton used to try to moderate his radical image on abortion. But a pro-life senator and organization are pushing back on comment he made saying he wants abortions to be "safe, legal, and rare."

Obama said yesterday he thinks abortion should be "safe, legal and rare" in America and he said families, not the government, "should be the ones making the decision."

Responding to those remarks, pro-life Senator Mike Johanns of Nebraska said Obama is relying on an antiquated look at the abortion issue and added the president should update his views based on medical research showing unborn children feel pain during an abortion.

"So, Mr. President, it is time for us to acknowledge in law and in practice, realities revealed by these advancements in medical science," Johanns said on the Senate floor today. "We must be willing to change our mind-set based upon this evidence, and I would suggest we have an obligation to do so."

"Respected doctors are on record saying that abortions in the second and third trimester likely cause unborn babies, quote, intense pain. How can we claim to be compassionate and yet look the other way in denial of this pain?" Johanns asked.

The lawmaker said the president shouldn't look the other way and added he believed women ought to be told about this research before they made an abortion decision. Full story at

After 10 Years, RU 486 Abortion Drug Hasn't Helped Women as Promised
Washington, DC ( -- Two women have written editorials about the tenth anniversary of the RU 486 abortion drug, which has been responsible for the deaths of dozens of women and injuring thousands more across the globe. They say the abortion pill was supposed to help women but can't find any evidence of that.

Jeanne Monahan of the Family Research Council, and formerly an employee at the Health and Human Services Department writes in a column at Human Events that the drug has been entirely unsafe for women during the 10 years.

"Chemical abortions, while indeed legal, have over the last ten years posed major safety concerns including infection, life-threatening bleeding and even maternal death," Monahan writes. "Despite this dubious safety record, it appears to be a major goal of the abortion industry to increase the number of chemically induced abortions."

Monahan says the Food and Drug Administration approval process made it clear the Clinton administration, which approved the drug, had no interest in helping women.

"Looking back at the spring and summer of 2000, the FDA approval process of RU-486 was flawed, rushed, politicized and deviated from the FDA norm in a variety of ways, including the use of inferior clinical trials to support its safety," she noted. "For example, when the FDA s advisory panel voted to approve RU-486 in 1996, American trial data was neither finished nor sufficient, so the FDA relied on French data primarily, which is atypical."

The pro-life writer says the FDA said the same data had been found by the FDA to be marked by carelessness, fraud and evidence tampering. Full story at

Obama Advisor Admits Abortion Will Play a Role in 2010 Election Contests
Washington, DC ( -- The mainstream media likes to downplay the issue of abortion in terms of its importance as a voting issue during national elections. But one of pro-abortion President Barack Obama's top advisors says the debate over abortion "will certainly be an issue" when voters head to the polls in November.

White House House Senior Adviser David Axelrod said abortion would become a top election topic if only because he believes some of the pro-life Republican candidates are too extreme on abortion because they oppose abortions in cases of rape and incest.

"I think [abortion] is certainly an issue in the campaign and there are some people running on their side who have a very, very extreme view of this," Axelrod told The Huffington Post and National Review's Robert Costa.

The comment referred to pro-life Senate candidates like Rand Paul in Kentucky, Joe Miller in Alaska, Sharron Angle in Nevada and Christine O'Donnell in Delaware who hold consistently pro-life positions.

"Obviously they know that that is a problem because they omitted mention of all that from their Pledge [to America] and I think that is telling," Axelrod claimed, according to HuffPo.

However, the Pledge to America document was applauded by pro-life groups because it contains a clear call for a ban on all taxpayer funding of abortions and actions to repeal or de-fund the pro-abortion ObamaCare plan Congress passed. Full story at

Facility Closes in Maryland Run by Man Who Killed Woman in Botched Abortion
Severna Park, MD ( -- It's official. The Gynecare Center run by embattled abortion practitioner Romeo A. Ferrer, who has been under fire involving a case of a woman he killed in a failed abortion, has closed. Two pro-life groups have confirmed that a replacement abortion practitioner will not do abortions in Ferrer's stead.

Ferrer is closing his abortion center after a 10-year campaign from dedicated pro-life organizations.

The Maryland Board of Physicians suspended his medical license but pro-life advocates were hoping for more.

The Gynecare Center is not scheduling new appointments and does not have an abortion practitioner to replace Ferrer. Operation Rescue discovered replacement abortion practitioner Ghevont Wartanian had been hired to fill in for Ferrer during his suspension.

But, due to the publicity surrounding Ferrer's troubles and an unrelated illegal late-term abortion scheme operated by fellow Maryland abortion business owner Steven Chase Brigham, Wartanian had expressed reluctance to do abortions at Ferrer's troubled clinic beyond September 30.

Wartanian, a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology, had been sued over 18 times for malpractice and negligence for incidents ranging from the death of newborn babies to causing brain damage and a host of other medical mistakes. Full story at

Medical professionals are on the frontlines of battle in life issues. From abortion to assisted suicide and euthanasia and all issues in between we are challenged in the workplace to defend our beliefs and risk our employment. The National Association of Pro-life Nurses has been here for nurses since the beginning of this battle. Join with us in our efforts to protect those voices.

Poll: Americans Continue to Distrust Pro-Abortion Mainstream Media Outlets
Washington, DC ( -- Americans continue to distrust the mainstream media, whose reports on abortion and other pro-life issues continue the bias and misinformation that led to the creation of more than seven years ago.

A Gallup poll found Americans, for the fourth straight year, have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. The 57% who now say this is a record high by one percentage point.

This year, 57 percent of Americans say they distrust the mainstream media compared with 43 percent who say they can trust the reports put out by prominent television and newspaper outlets. That's up from a 55-45 percent split against trusting the media last year.

Since 1998, when Gallup first asked the question, distrust of the mainstream media has risen 11 percent while the percentage of Americans trusting media outlets has fallen 10 percent.

"The 43% of Americans who, in Gallup's annual Governance poll, conducted Sept. 13-16, 2010, express a great deal or fair amount of trust ties the record low, and is far worse than three prior Gallup readings on this measure from the 1970s," the polling firm noted. Full story at

Mainstream Media Misreport Stem Cell Research, Court Ruling on Obama's Funding
by Tom Blumer
It is truly remarkable to observe how press outlets continue to misreport and misinform the public in the area of stem cell research.

One of the latest examples came yesterday at the Associated Press. In a report covering a court ruling on government funding of embryonic stem cell research (ESCR), the AP's Nedra Pickler completely failed to acknowledge that there are any other kinds of stem cells. Every single use by Pickler of the terms "stem cell" or "stem cells" has no modifying adjective, except the very first, whose modifier is "embryonic."

It's as if there are no other avenues besides ESCR for "scientific progress toward potentially lifesaving medical treatment." In fact, Pickler's less-informed readers would have no reason to believe that there is any form of stem cell research besides ESCR. The reality, which will be shown later for the umpteenth time, is that non-embryonic stem cells, often referred to as adult stem cells, have already shown that they can do virtually everything embryonic cells can with far less potential for side effects and, of course, no loss of human life. The word "adult" does not appear in the AP report. Full story at

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Polls Show Close Senate Race in Nevada, Pro-Life Rubio Leading in Florida
Washington, DC ( -- Two of the marquee Senate matchups for November that pit pro-life versus pro-abortion candidates were the subject of new polls released today. Rasmussen Reports indicates pro-life Senate candidate Marco Rubio leads in Florida while pro-life Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle is in a close race.

Angle and pro-abortion Democratic leader Harry Reid are in a dead heat with Reid getting 48 percent and Angle 47 percent of the vote.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters has four percent liking another candidate and one percent undecided. The close race comes even though Reid owns the airwaves in Nevada and is flooding them with advertisements attacking Angle on a multitude of issues.

Two weeks ago, the two candidates were tied at 48% apiece and both candidates are beginning to lock up their voters. Ninety-three percent of Reid s supporters say they are certain how they will vote in November while 88 percent of Angle voters say the same thing.

Meanwhile, Rubio, the pro-life candidate in Florida, continues to hold an 11-point lead over pro-abortion independent candidate Charlie Crist in Florida s race for the U.S. Senate.

Rasmussen shows Rubio with 41% support, while Crist, the state s current governor, picks up 30% of the vote and pro-abortion Democrat Kendrick Meek comes in third with 21%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. Full story at

Arizona Right to Life Makes Pro-Life Endorsements for 2010 November Election
Phoenix, AZ ( -- Arizona Right to Life has announced its endorsements of pro-life candidates for the general election this November. Walt Opaska, the chairman of the Arizona Right to Life political action committee said the congressional elections give the pro-life movement the ability to mitigate President Barack Obama's pro-abortion record.

"The Obama Administration is the most pro-abortion administration in our country's history," he told today.

"This election represents an excellent opportunity to return a conservative pro-life majority to the U.S. Congress and halt the erosion of the protection of the unborn," he said. "We must also support those candidates at the state and local level that will continue to work to expand the protection of innocent human life."

Accordingly, the Arizona Right to Life Political Action Committee is supporting Sen. John McCain in his re-election campaign.

The pro-life group also supported pro-life Reps. Trent Franks and Jeff Flake -- both of whom have consistent pro-life voting records in the House of Representatives. Full story at

Colorado Polls: Pro-Life Senate Candidate Ken Buck Tops 50%, Tancredo Gains
Denver, CO ( -- New Colorado polls show pro-life Senate candidate Ken Buck has topped 50 percent in his race to defeat a pro-abortion incumbent. Meanwhile, pro-life third party candidate Tom Tancredo is looking better in his race against a pro-abortion Democrat and a Republican whose campaign is essentially dead.

Buck captures more than 50 percent for the first time in a new Rasmussen Reports poll released today.

The telephone survey of likely voters in Colorado shows Buck with 51% support while pro-abortion Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet earns 43% of the vote with leaners included. Two percent favor another candidate and four percent remain undecided.

Two weeks ago, Buck held a 49% to 45% lead when leaners were part of the totals and the solidifying of the race in Buck's favor prompted the polling firm to declare it believes Buck will probably win the race in November.

"The candidates have now held two debates. Buck, a conservative county prosecutor, has led consistently in the race with support ranging from 44% in March to 49% earlier this month. Bennet, the Denver school superintendent appointed to the Senate last year when Ken Salazar joined President Obama s Cabinet, has earned 38% to 45% support in that same period," pollster Scott Rasmussen noted. Full story at

Ohio Sees Pro-Life Candidates Kasich, Portman Leading for Governor, Senate
Columbus, OH ( -- The two pro-life candidates in Ohio continue to lead their respective races for governor and the U.S. Senate. Republican John Kasich now holds an eight percent lead over Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland while pro-life GOP candidate Bob Portman leads his Senate race.

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of likely voters shows Kasich picking up 50% of the vote while Strickland, who backs abortion, draws support from 42% with leaners included. The poll shows three percent prefer another candidate and four percent are undecided.

Two weeks ago, Kasich led Strickland 50% to 43% when leaners were included in the totals. Leaners are those who initially indicate no preference for either of the candidates but answer a follow-up question and say they are leaning towards a particular candidate, Rasmussen noted.

When leaners are excluded from the totals, Kasich leads 49% to 41%. In the previous survey, he led 48% to 40% without leaners. In surveys since December, Kasich has earned 45% to 50% support, while Strickland has captured 38% to 45% of the vote. Full story at

Massachusetts Pro-Life Group Backs Candidates for Congress Based on Abortion
Boston, MA ( -- The issue of abortion and the abortion funding found in the ObamaCare bill Congress passed became the central focus for the political arm of the Massachusetts Citizens for Life when it came to making endorsement for contested races for Congress across the state.

Today, MCFL endorsed five candidates to replace pro-abortion Reps. Richard Neal, James McGovern, Barney Frank, John Tierney and John Tierney.

None of the Democratic incumbents merits a pro-life rating with the National Right to Life Committee based on their votes. All of them earn a zero percent pro-life mark, except Neal, who scored a very low 16 percent pro-life rating from the pro-life organization.

To replace the pro-abortion stalwarts, MCFL has endorsed their opponents: Thomas Wesley against Neal, Martin Lamb against McGovern, Sean Bielat against Frank, Bill Hudak against Tierney and Gerry Dembrowski against Markey. Full story at

Pro-Life News: Bloomberg, Cuomo, New York, Abortion, Oregon, Rockford, Illinois

Pro-Abortion NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Won't Run for President in 2012
New York, NY ( -- Pro-abortion New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg said he will not launch an independent campaign for president in 2012.

New York Pro-Abortion Group Endorses Cuomo for Gov Over Carl Paladino
Albany, NY ( -- The New York state affiliate of the pro-abortion group NARAL has endorsed Andrew Cuomo i his bid for governor against pro-life Republican candidate Carl Paladino. The endorsement comes after a blistering attack ad it ran on Paladino.

Oregon City Reaches Settlement With Pro-Life Advocate on Using Abortion Pictures
Stayton, OR ( -- The city of Stayton, Oregon has reched a settlment with a pro-life advocate who said it violated his right to display pro-life signs featuring pictures of unborn children killed in abortions.

Rockford, Illinois City Council Tables Debate About Abortion Center Bubble Zone
Rockford, IL ( -- The Rockford, Illinois city council has tabled a planned debate over enacting a bubble zone law similar to the one the Chicago city council approved that has already resulted in the arrest of pro-life advocates exercising their free speech rights.

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“Our Devolving and Decaying Morally Relativistic Society”

“Our Devolving and Decaying Morally Relativistic Society”

Posted: 28 Sep 2010 09:22 PM PDT

Bishop Thomas G. Doran – “Procured Abortion May Well Be
the Death Knell of Our Society”

The Observer, Rockford Diocese – An old story has it that a priest/professor once mounted his pulpit to preach on suicide and he began: “Suicide is not only a mortal sin, but is very dangerous.” One could say with some justification the same thing about procured abortion; it is a mortal sin and is very dangerous. At least practicing Catholics know that it is sinful and many other Christians do as well.

Bishop Thomas G. Doran

In our devolving and decaying morally relativistic society, there are many people who regard the killing of a pre-born child as of no consequence whatever. What is hidden from the eyes of the unsuspecting, however, is that not only for its victims but also for its perpetrators and for societies that permit it, allow it and license it, it is extremely dangerous.

All of us are aware of the perilous financial condition into which corrupt politicians of both parties have cast our country. Particularly vexing to our congressional overlords are the so-called entitlements: Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other such things as unemployment compensation and various types of government relief. What we are never told is that the reason these entitlements are becoming unbearable for the taxpaying public is that there are fewer and fewer people contributing funds by way of their taxes to support these needed benefits upon which many people in our society have come to rely. Ours is a rapidly aging population because the number of children born into it becomes smaller and smaller and smaller, relative to the size of our country.
Since a pagan Supreme Court, overriding the Christian conscience of centuries, chose to kill children in 1973, millions of them have been butchered without ever seeing the light of day, even for a moment. Abortion also coarsens our moral discourse and brutalizes our people.

It is said that even Nazi Germany was not quite as callous with regard to nascent infant life as our unelected judges have made our country. Abortion has also contributed to the treatment of women as objects, rather than as subjects, of rights and duties, has made us more callous as regards the commission of lesser crimes and is a bullet aimed at the heart of marriage and family life. It has ruined the trust we used to have in doctors, nurses and the health care business. In short, procured abortion may well be the death knell of our society.

As with other forms of wrongful activity sanctioned or winked at by the government, procured abortion is for the killers and those who support them, immensely profitable. Abortuaries are gold mines for their operators. Killer physicians and surgeons, distaining the Hippocratic Oath, travel hundreds of miles to assassinate a few children, and you may be sure that that kind of doctor or nurse does not work for nothing.

Many courageous people have taken up the pro-life cause, and one of the things that we have found that is most helpful in dissuading mothers who are on the way to killing their children are ultrasound images of their children recumbent in the womb. To that end, Rockford advocates of pro-life causes, braving the harassment of those paid to protect the abortuaries from suffering financial ills, have arranged for ultrasound procedures at no cost to the mothers of the condemned children in the hope that some, and indeed as many as possible, might be dissuaded from that purpose.

Speaking of children, in the 18th Chapter of St. Matthew’s Gospel, we read that He called a child over, placed it in their midst and said: “Amen I say to you, unless you turn and become like children you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven . . . and whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me . . . see that you do not despise one of these little ones,” and then He adds the frightening phrase, “I say to you that their angels in Heaven, always look upon the face of my Heavenly Father.” (Mt 18:10) Foolhardy indeed are those who would court the wrath of angels.

We pray then for the pro-life people of the Diocese of Rockford to bless and encourage all their efforts to remove from our midst and indeed from society at large the peril of procured abortion. We pray for their safety and for God’s choicest graces for all of them.

HT -  Thaddeus M. Baklinski of LifeSiteNews

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Wednesday STOPP Report: September 29, 2010

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September 29, 2010

  • Planned Parenthood pushing its worldwide plan in Helena
  • Planned Parenthood's cash cow, the "abortion pill", produced $48 million for PP in 2008
  • Planned Parenthood committed 21,702 late term abortions in 2008
  • Jim Sedlak's EWTN and live appearances coming right up
  • Michigan pro-lifers prevail: Planned Parenthood loses lease on 4 locations
  • New Jersey Planned Parenthood center shuts down for lack of government money
  • Bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary at 40 Days for Life: Saving lives in Virginia Beach
Planned Parenthood pushing its worldwide plan in Helena

Although Planned Parenthood managed to keep its name off the graphic sex education curriculum being proposed for young children in Helena, Montana, Planned Parenthood of Montana is now circulating an e-mail calling those who oppose the curriculum liars.  The Planned Parenthood email encourages parents to show up for this week's school board meeting to lobby for approval of the curriculum.  
"We need you to stand up for sex ed!  We cannot let the political extremists or ideologues hijack our public school health curriculum!"  the email says.

The appeal is typical Planned Parenthood propaganda, saying that without Planned Parenthood style sex education, teens and young people will not have the information they need to make responsible decisions about their health.

Those who oppose the curriculum are doing their own organizing to insure a large turnout at the meeting.

As we reported earlier, the original draft of the curriculum being pushed by Planned Parenthood in Helena teaches five year olds to name private body parts with words to which they should not even be exposed, expects fifth graders to be competent in understanding methods of sexual intercourse, including penetration of various orifices, and teaches children that it is harmful to embrace traditional male and female roles, referred to as "stereotypes."

Some modifications were made after parents strongly objected to the content of the curriculum. "This is a revised draft and not necessarily in its final form," Superintendent Bruce Messinger said in a news report. "We recognize it's an evolving document."

"The intent of the Health Education Curriculum has not been altered by the revisions," Messinger says on the school district website.

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU praised the revised document.  

Remember that central to Planned Parenthood's Strategic Plan for 2010-2015 is the IPPF Declaration on Sexual Rights, and among those rights espoused is that children have the right to pleasurable sex without interference from others, according to what PP refers to as children's "evolving capacity."

The "evolving document," ostensibly constructed by Planned Parenthood's radical sex education ally SIECUS, and being pushed in Helena by Planned Parenthood, is in sync with Planned Parenthood's worldwide plans for sexualizing young children.  It is urgent that we stand with the parents in Helena who are fighting this abominable curriculum.

Please contact Helena School Board chair Michael O'Neill by email: or phone the superintendent of schools, Bruce Messinger at 406-324-2001, or email him at  Let them know that this proposed curriculum developed by SIECUS and pushed by Planned Parenthood should be scrapped.

Make no mistake, this is what Planned Parenthood has planned for every school district in the nation. It is more important now than ever that parents throughout the nation band together, cover themselves and their children in prayer, and oppose Planned Parenthood sex education in their own communities.
The STOPP website is devoted to stopping Planned Parenthood's relentless attacks on our children and our culture, and it contains a complete section on stopping Planned Parenthood sex ed in schools and keeping Planned Parenthood out of your schools.  This is a proven plan that has worked time and time again.  

Planned Parenthood is pushing its supporters throughout the U.S. on a daily basis to oppose abstinence education and work for implementation of its graphic, salacious sex education in all public schools.  This is the number one action item on Planned Parenthood Federation of America's website. We must push harder than Planned Parenthood, because the hearts, souls and very lives of our children depend on it.

For more information on how Planned Parenthood's so called comprehensive sex education harms children, read Jim Sedlak's article on Fox News here.  You can access his book, "Parent Power!! How Parents can gain Control of the School Systems that Educate their Children" here.

Planned Parenthood's cash cow, the "abortion pill", produced $48 million for PP in 2008

Tuesday, Sept. 28, marked the 10th anniversary of the approval of the only pill ever approved specifically for use in the U.S. for the purpose of killing a preborn baby - RU-486, now marketed as Mifeprex.

A July 2009 Planned Parenthood study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that in 2008, a total of 96,738 medical (abortion pill) abortions were committed by Planned Parenthood in the U.S., representing 32% of first-trimester abortions in Planned Parenthood facilities.

Planned Parenthood's website reports that an abortion-pill abortion costs between $350 to $650, so at an average cost of $500 per abortion, that means Planned Parenthood took in over $48 million in 2008 from abortions by pill.  And all Planned Parenthood had to do to "earn" its blood money was to dispense a pill and send the women home to deal with extended profuse bleeding, sometimes horrific pain, and the emotional turmoil that comes with killing a child and then delivering the dead baby.

The study says that in 2008, abortion-pill abortions were committed in 300 of Planned Parenthood's 880 facilities.  78 of Planned Parenthood's 97 affiliates (80 percent) were involved in the abortion pill business in 2008.

With the advent of Planned Parenthood's telemed abortions, where the pill is dispensed vending machine style by a doctor who pushes a button from a remote location, Planned Parenthood is moving toward providing even less support to the women whose rights they say they champion.  Telemed abortion takes the "right" to "safe, legal abortion" to a new level, denying the woman the right to a personal consult with the abortionist and extending its "compassion" via the image of an abortionist on a monitor screen, asking the woman if she is ready to begin the abortion process.

Planned Parenthood committed 21,702 late term abortions in 2008

Planned Parenthood often brags that it commits abortions early - as if that makes killing the child any less egregious - and has been known many times to say that what it is aborting is just tissue.

Though Planned Parenthood doesn't report the number of late term abortions it commits, STOPP researchers did the math and found that the abortion giant committed 21,702 late term abortions in 2008.  Here is how we arrived at that number.

In 2008, Planned Parenthood Federation of America reports that it committed 324,008 abortions.  The abortion giant also reports in its New England Journal of Medicine study cited above that it committed 96,738 medical (abortion pill) abortions representing 32% of first-trimester abortions in Planned Parenthood facilities. That means it committed 302,306 first trimester abortions in 2008.

When we subtract the number of first trimester abortions committed at Planned Parenthood in 2008 (302,306) from the total number of abortions (324,008) we see that 21,702 late term abortions were committed by Planned Parenthood in 2008.  

Pro-life advocates have responded in so many heroic ways to lend real support to women so that they will not feel forced into abortion and are turning out in droves at Planned Parenthood facilities to pray and bear witness to the Gospel of Life.  These are essential elements to stopping Planned Parenthood.  

But until we cut off Planned Parenthood's ever increasing sources of government funding, the abortion giant will continue to grow fatter and fatter as it gorges itself on the money it absorbs from the government, using that money to promote itself in the community and sexualize our children so that it can gobble up the money it generates by killing preborn children - including second and third trimester children -- at the apex of its business day.

Visit the new STOPP website to find information on stopping government funding of Planned Parenthood, and please act now to implement the plan.

Jim Sedlak's EWTN and live appearances coming right up

ALL vice president Jim Sedlak makes a special guest appearance on Johnette Benkovic's Women of Grace on EWTN October 4, 5 and 8. The show airs at 11 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • The Oct. 4 show is entitled Margaret Sanger and her Reproductive Revolution.
  • On Oct. 5, Jim will discuss Abortion's Cultural Advance: Planned Parenthood and You;
  • On Oct. 8, the program will be STOPP the Culture of Death.
You can catch Jim live at the Connecticut Right to Life convention at the Holiday Inn in Waterbury, Connecticut, on October 2 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Michigan pro-lifers prevail; Planned Parenthood loses lease on 4 locations

Michigan's WTVB reports that pro-lifers were "out in full force" at the Branch-Hillside-St. Joseph's Community Health Agency board of directors meeting in Coldwater, where the directors refused to renew its lease of office space to Planned Parenthood on a 3 to 3 tie vote.  The lease had been for one day of office space per week in Coldwater, Sturgis, Hillsdale, and Three Rivers.

According to the news report, the lease expires in 60 days, and it is unknown whether Planned Parenthood will continue its operations in the three county area.

Congratulations to the pro-lifers in the area who turned up the heat on Planned Parenthood.  

Reminder:  American Life League vice president Jim Sedlak will be in Michigan on Oct. 26.  He will be the guest speaker at the Right to Life Michigan dinner in Three
Rivers.  The event takes place at A Place in Time Banquet Hall, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

New Jersey Planned Parenthood center shuts down for lack of government money

Planned Parenthood has fulfilled its prediction that it would begin closing its New Jersey facilities due to the veto of $7.5 million in government funding by Governor Chris Christie.

In keeping with Planned Parenthood's pattern of closing facilities that do not receive the stream of profit generated by surgical and medical abortions, it chose to close the Cherry Hill location on Haddonfield Road, which is a contraceptive facility.   It is reportedly transferring Cherry Hill clients to other Planned Parenthood facilities in the area.  

"This is a very frustrating and perplexing time for us as public health providers," a Planned Parenthood official told the Courier Post.

Congratulations to the people of Cherry Hill who no longer suffer under the weight of Planned Parenthood's presence in their community.  

We look forward to the closure of the remaining Planned Parenthood facilities in New Jersey while encouraging pro-lifers in other states to take note of what a difference a pro-life governor can make!

Bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary at 40 Days for Life: Saving lives in Virginia Beach

Louantha Kerr sent us photos from the 40 Days for Life kickoff rally at Planned Parenthood in Virginia Beach, VA.  One of the pictures features young women embracing a life-size image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The response to 40 Days for Life in Virginia Beach has been outstanding, and the group's website reports in its first week update that two babies have been saved there.  
The report of the latest save comes to us from the Virginia Beach 40 Days for Life team. A woman came out of the Planned Parenthood facility crying, and approached the team, telling them she had changed her mind.  They were able to give her information regarding help that is available for her.

We don't know whether the image was present when the young lady changed her mind about abortion, but we do know that people are often moved by the picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe, especially Catholics and those of Hispanic descent, and many babies lives have been spared because Our Lady was at the killing center.  Don't forget to take Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary each time you go out to the Planned Parenthood facilities to pray.

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