Friday, October 19, 2012

Lifeissues Newsletter #598 clear thinking about crucial issues

Dear Friends For Life,

There is a new video: "I have no idea why he would say that!". It is put out by Live Action, a new media movement for life. When asked why President Obama would claim during Tuesday's debate that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms, even the abortion giant was baffled. A worker in a Virginia Planned Parenthood clinic admits, "I have no idea why he would say that!"

Meanwhile, after more than a thousand pro-lifers all across the country called Planned Parenthood clinics asking for a "mammogram" appointment, Planned Parenthood finally came out and admitted they don't provide ANY mammograms. THE TRUTH IS WINNING.

As you know, Planned Parenthood's list of illegal, unethical and abusive activities is long: their aiding and abetting of sexual trafficking of minors, their sex and race based abortion, failing to report sexual abuse of underage girls, accounting fraud in California, Iowa and Texas, and nine medical emergency 911 calls in the last year alone. Just this past July, 24-year old Tonya Reaves bled to death after a botched abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago. There seems to be no end to the tragedies and abuse at the nation's largest abortion chain.

But the hope is this: the truth always comes out in the end. Thank you again and please be sure to forward "Mammosham Part 2: I have no idea why he would say that!" to your friends!.

God Bless,
Jerry Novotny, OMI

(The Difference is LIFE) "Fear not that life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall never have a beginning." -John Henry Cardianl Newman

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**************************************** Newsletter #598
October 21, 2012



1. Sexual predators exploit apps to target kids
2. Ugandan Girls Trafficked for Sex in India
3. Rising number of Southeast Asia women forced into sex slavery in Australia
4. Human Rights Council Attempts to Create Abortion Right
5. Migration to the cities means more children disappear
6. India's missing children
7. The Blessing of New Life and the Culture of Death
8. (must read) How to Die
9. Building a Culture of Religious Freedom
10. Do you 'believe in' the devil?
11. Elderly in Europe facing a "crisis" in end-of-life care
12. Marriage, Religious Liberty, and the "Grand Bargain"

(Book Release): "Seducers Among Our Children, How to Protect Your Child From Sexual Predators"Countless numbers of children will be sexually abused by the time they reach their 18th birthday. Sadly, most parents won't even see it coming. They don't realize that sexual predators of children are often friendly, helpful, and attentive, drawing in a child, not by force but rather through enticing seduction. "Seducers Among Our Children" is the personal perspective of an investigative police sergeant who knows first hand the inner workings and methods used by sexual predators. For more information and excerpts of the book, visit here.


ITEM #1: Sexual predators exploit apps to target kids

Police have known for years that predators comb the websites of Craigslist or Backpage in search of youngsters. But with the expansion of wireless Internet availability, those same predators are now using "apps" on smartphones and tablets to find victims.


ITEM #2: Ugandan Girls Trafficked for Sex in India

The number of young Ugandans girls being trafficked to Asian countries under the guise of green pastures yet get turned into sex slaves is on the increase and needs urgent government attention.


ITEM #3: Rising number of Southeast Asia women forced into sex slavery in Australia

Up to 2,000 women, mainly from Southeast Asia, are being trafficked into Australia annually and forced to work as sex slaves in Sydney and Melbourne, a new study reported. A number of the victims are young Asians duped into working at the brothels and red light areas in the two cities. "Many have been forced or tricked into being trafficked in the sex industry from a young age and have no knowledge of anything else. They also fear deportation because they face being ostracised by their home communities."


ITEM #4: Human Rights Council Attempts to Create Abortion Right

The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva inched closer to asserting abortion as a human right last week when it passed a resolution endorsing a controversial new set of guidelines on maternal mortality. The guidelines were crafted with input from abortion advocates and reflect a view rejected by nations at the UN General Assembly.


ITEM #5: Migration to the cities means more children disappear

"My son was kidnapped two years ago. Kidnappers asked me to pay a million rupees but I did not have that much. I have not heard from the kidnappers since," said Ram Prasad. Prasad's 12-year-old son, kidnapped in New Delhi, is one of the more than 55,000 children missing in India. The children are forced into prostitution, begging, bonded labor or used as involuntary organ donors.


ITEM #6: India's missing children

The children are forced into prostitution, begging, bonded labor or used as involuntary organ donors.


ITEM #7 The Blessing of New Life and the Culture of Death

Have we forgotten? Each of us was first a thought in the mind of God, Who in His goodness created us in love and freedom. He created us to share eternity with Him in this life and in the life to come. This call to communion with God is the very dignity of the human person. We come alive at the moment of conception. Our life is a gift to us from God… He gave us new life and He sustains us in life.


ITEM #8: (must read) How to Die

Comment: One of the problems with this mindset is, like a column several months ago, that some ethicists are talking about just not even mentioning certain treatments like dialysis rather than allow older patients and others a choice. Ironically, "living wills" are sold as a measure against medical paternalism but so is this strategy. The second problem is the false choice posed: Do you want an oxygen mask over your face? Or would you like to kiss your wife?" I've been a hospice nurse. You can have oxygen to ease your breathing and still kiss a spouse.
    This also wrongly presupposes an adversarial relationship between basic care/treatment and allowing to die. And, of course, there are some ethicists who say that they believe that continuing care like feedings for the so-called "vegetative" keep people from meeting their Maker in a timely manner. Mr. Keller is a former editor of the NYT and the NYT has long been a supporter of assisted suicide. -Nancy Valko, RN.


ITEM #9: Building a Culture of Religious Freedom

Nothing about life is predetermined except the victory of Jesus Christ. We create the future. We do it not just by our actions, but by what we really believe - because what we believe shapes the kind of people we are. In a way, "growing a culture of religious freedom" is the better title for these comments. A culture is more than what we make or do or build. A culture grows organically out of the spirit of a people - how we live, what we cherish, what we're willing to die for. If we want a culture of religious freedom, we need to begin it here, today, now.


ITEM #10: Do you 'believe in' the devil?

The devil never sleeps - even if you don't believe in him. Or, more accurately, recognize his existence and (evil) works.


ITEM #11: Elderly in Europe facing a "crisis" in end-of-life care

"Improvements in treatment of dementia over the last decade have improved prognosis. But that means there needs to be an increase in care and support, both for those living at home, and for those in the last years of life, in formalised care settings."


ITEM #12: Marriage, Religious Liberty, and the "Grand Bargain"

As legal scholar Robert Vischer has observed, "The tension between religious liberty and gay rights is a thorny problem that will continue to crop up in our policy debates for the foreseeable future. Dismissing religious liberty concerns as the progeny of a 'separate but equal' mindset does not bode well for the future course of those debates." But there is, in my opinion, no chance - no chance - of persuading champions of sexual liberation (and it should be clear by now that this is the cause they serve), that they should respect, or permit the law to respect, the conscience rights of those with whom they disagree. Look at it from their point of view: Why should we permit "full equality" to be trumped by bigotry? Why should we respect religions and religious institutions that are "incubators of homophobia"? Bigotry, religiously based or not, must be smashed and eradicated. The law should certainly not give it recognition or lend it any standing or dignity.



1. BE INFORMED: "My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge." Hosea 4:6. Visit Website for insights into current Life Issues Access to all prior Newsletters is located in the Archives on main page.

2. PRAY DAILY: for the courage to be God's presence in society and to strongly support those who are deemed "unworthy of life". "If My people who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14

3. BECOME INVOLVED: Several years ago Fr. Jerry created a project entitled, "Journey for Life into the Heart of Asia". The project appeals for donations to help finance plane travel for lectures and seminars to developing countries in Asia. Strong focus is centered on reaching Asian Catholic Major Seminaries, Universities, Parishes, Hospitals and Family/Pro Life related groups. The lectures place emphasis on "The Asian Family at Crossroads: Life Issues, Trends and Challenges".

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