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Lifeissues Newsletter #538 clear thinking about crucial issues

Dear Friends For Life,

Rita Diller, National Director American Life League's Stop Planned Parenthood Project, sent me the following information last week: Planned Parenthood CEO says it's cheaper to kill 'em: "It's cheaper to terminate an unwanted pregnancy rather than taking it to term."

The statement was made by Planned Parenthood of Maryland CEO John Nugent in January of 2010 in connection with the House attempt to exclude abortion from new government-funded health insurance plans. Quoting the Forbes article:

     Health Care Blue Book confirms the price difference. An abortion performed in a physician's office typically costs $397. (These are estimates based on the site's database of in-network charges negotiated by insurers.) A vaginal delivery costs $5,992, while a c-section is $8,558.

     Don't expect the money arguments to get much airtime in Washington, even if the insurance companies have a financial stake in the outcome. "They won't talk about it," Nugent says. The insurance companies won't talk about it, but Planned Parenthood will. Planned Parenthood has killed more than 1.5 million preborn babies over the past five years, raking in an estimated $691 million in blood money, based on the Guttmacher Institute's stated cost of an abortion.

Planned Parenthood prowls inner cities, satisfying its lust for money by killing the most innocent and helpless among us - the preborn. It is a psychopathic organization that knows no shame. Any person with eyes can see that Planned Parenthood has a vested interest in killing preborn babies - money.

God Bless,
Jerry Novotny, OMI

(A Thought) "The child by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth" -UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
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**************************************** Newsletter #538
August 14, 2011



1. Latin America Pressured to Liberalize Abortion Laws Under UN Human Rights Process
2. Aid Money to Malawi Dependent on Complicity in Gay Rights Agenda
3. What's in a name? What to call the aging generation
4. Gay and Bisexual Men Comprise 61% of New HIV Infections
5. Fight to end sex trafficking
6. New Tests for Newborns, And Dilemmas for Parents
7. Accomplishment? Soon To Be Extinct: Down Syndrome Kids
8. Cebu archbishop warns of trafficking threats
9. Diocese vows AIDS support
10. American Psychological Association supports same-sex ‘marriage’ 157-0
11. Sri Lanka: Women's prison conditions overcrowded & inhumane
12. Most Catholic women use birth control banned by church

(FOCUS ON ASIA): "Japan: Record Radiation Levels at Fukushima Nuclear Plant" -  levels of radiation have been recorded at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant reactor, just months after the nuclear accident resulting from the earthquake and tsunami in March.


ITEM #1: Latin America Pressured to Liberalize Abortion Laws Under UN Human Rights Process

Western governments are pressuring Latin American countries to liberalize their abortion laws, by using a new UN human rights process called the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).


ITEM #2: Aid Money to Malawi Dependent on Complicity in Gay Rights Agenda

The small African nation of Malawi is at the forefront of efforts by Western governments to withhold aid for basic services in order to impose a homosexual agenda on unwilling developing countries.


ITEM #3: What's in a name? What to call the aging generation

"Senior citizen" sounds like something you'd mention to get a restaurant discount. "Mature" could conceivably apply to a well-behaved teenager. "Retiree" refers to a job status, not a life stage. "Old-timer" evokes a long white beard and overalls outside the general store. "Elder" sounds, to some ears, a bit artificially tribal. But tack on a "ly" and it's far worse -- in many people's minds, "elderly" might as well be a synonym for "frail."


ITEM #4: Gay and Bisexual Men Comprise 61% of New HIV Infections

Gay and bisexual men continue to account for a disproportionate share of new infections, according to the new estimates. While men who have sex with men (MSM) make up 2% of the US population, they represented the majority (61%) of all new HIV infections in 2009.


ITEM #5: Fight to end sex trafficking

One of the most significant scourges continuing to befall humanity worldwide is the ongoing exploitation and sexual abuse of over 2 million girls, and sometimes boys, through sex trafficking. UNICEF estimates that 2.5 million children, most of them girls, are tricked or forced into the multibillion-dollar global sex industry.


ITEM #6: New Tests for Newborns, And Dilemmas for Parents

The familiar heel prick that newborns receive is revealing more about a baby's health than ever before. But, as technology opens the possibility of screening newborns for hundreds of diseases, there is controversy over how much parents need to know.


ITEM #7 Accomplishment? Soon To Be Extinct: Down Syndrome Kids

By the year 2030, Denmark will become Down syndrome-free. If this happens, the landmark elimination of this minority group will be due to the introduction of a national prenatal testing program in 2004. The number of DS births halved in 2005 and has dropped by 13 percent every year since then. Niels Uldbjerg, professor of gynecology and obstetrics at the University of Aarhus, told the Copenhagen Post that this is a "tremendously great accomplishment."


ITEM #8: Cebu archbishop warns of trafficking threats

The prelate of Cebu archdiocese warned the faithful on the weekend against the ongoing threat of human trafficking after authorities rescued more than a dozen young women from suspected forced labor in Cebu on Friday.


ITEM #9: Diocese vows AIDS support

A diocese in central Vietnam has promised to continue giving material and spiritual support to people with HIV/AIDS despite the withdrawal of support from several foreign charities. "We have to continue giving love and care to more than 1,000 people with HIV/AIDS in Danang after foreign sponsors halted their donations," said Father Macello Doan Minh, head of Caritas in Da Nang diocese.


ITEM #10: American Psychological Association supports same-sex 'marriage' 157-0

Comment: LGBT means lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered but few in the public seemed to even notice the BT or the implications of "full equal rights" for the BT. Also note that the APA also says that campaigns to uphold traditional marriage are "a significant source of stress" to homosexuals. -Nancy Valko, RN


ITEM #11: Sri Lanka: Women's prison conditions overcrowded & inhumane

Monthly 'visiting hours' at the female ward of Sri Lanka's notorious Welikada Prison are as traumatic for the inmates as they are for their family and friends. A tiny room, measuring 10 feet by seven feet, is divided in half by a mesh counter. On one side, mothers, fathers, children and relatives jostle for standing room. On the other the inmates, in white prison clothes, shout to be heard over the din.


ITEM #12: Most Catholic women use birth control banned by church

Comment: While we can question the accuracy of this statistic, especially when coming from the Guttmacher Institute and "Catholics" for Choice that support abortion and contraception, I don't question the fact that many Catholic women have used birth control banned by the Church. But why is this happening?
       When I got married in the 1970s, my fiance and I went to a priest we purposely didn't know to find out where the Church really stood on the Pill. We were told that going "natural" was an ideal and that since we were just getting married and wanting to postpone have children, it was ok to use the Pill. We had qualms but we felt what the priest said made sense. I was on the Pill for about a year and 1/2 when my husband read a medical article about blood clots and the Pill and insisted I throw away the Pill. Ironically, I noticed that I suddenly felt good almost immediately. It turns out I didn't know that the Pill could cause mood swings and depression.

       Unfortunately, it took several more years before we finally read Humanae Vitae, learned the beautiful truth and embraced Natural Family Planning.
Now, however, it seems most Catholics and others are unaware of the psychological, physical, political and spiritual aspects of the birth control controversy. It's a topic hardly ever discussed in homilies at Mass, the best place to reach adult Catholics. (What a waste of a golden opportunity to open people to the blessings of concepts like NFP and Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body!)

Also, fewer and fewer children are being given a good religious education and instead are instead being exposed to a relentlessly anti-child and hedonist culture that cannot bring true satisfaction and happiness. -Nancy Valko, RN



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

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