Saturday, March 31, 2012

Heroic News: “HHS mandate: Fight 'tough, but winnable'” plus 5 more


HHS mandate: Fight 'tough, but winnable'


Posted: 31 Mar 2012 06:49 AM PDT

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York says that although opponents of the federal contraception mandate face a difficult struggle, religious groups can achieve victory through persistence.

Commemorating Terri Shiavo: 7 years later


Posted: 31 Mar 2012 06:47 AM PDT

On March 30, 2005, Terri Schiavo had her last full day of life on this earth and both her family and Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life are remembering the last moments they shared with the woman whose former husband won a court order to take her life.

Vicious pro-abort campaign benches Idaho ultrasound bill


Posted: 31 Mar 2012 06:46 AM PDT

The Idaho ultrasound bill that has been the subject of an extremely aggressive campaign from pro-abortion opponents met a sudden end this week despite a strong showing in the state Senate.

Subcontractor quits when he realizes he's building a Planned Parenthood mill


Posted: 31 Mar 2012 06:44 AM PDT

A worker in Fort Worth, Texas, walked off the job when he found out he was supposed to pour concrete footings for a new abortion clinic located next door to an adoption center.

'War on women' began with a war on words


Posted: 31 Mar 2012 06:42 AM PDT

It actually began before the sexual revolution took hold in the 1960s. It began with the “War on Words” which ushered in a time when women were stripped of their true identity and fed a steady diet of false feminism and moral relativism.

Fr. Barron: Hunger Games 'dangerously prophetic'


Posted: 31 Mar 2012 06:38 AM PDT

Father Robert Barron says the storyline in the blockbuster film “The Hunger Games,” based on the widely popular young adult book, warns of what can happen when a society becomes totally secularized.

Lifeissues Newsletter #569 clear thinking about crucial issues

Dear Friends For Life,

The mighty abortion company Planned Parenthood is under scrutiny in the United States and gradually cracks are beginning to appear. Abby Johnson, former director of the Planned Parenthood facility in Bryan/College Station, Texas, has filed a whistle blower lawsuit against her former employer. She alleges a "pernicious and persistent" pattern of Medicaid fraud. Abby says in the suit that Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas filed at least 87,075 fraudulent Medicaid claims and collected in excess of $5.7 million from Medicaid to reimburse services which were never performed or not covered by Medicaid. She alleges that approximately 40 percent of the claims submitted by PP Gulf Coast for reimbursement from the Texas WHP program over a two-year period were "false, fraudulent and/or ineligible for reimbursement."

New Hampshire Right to Life (NHRTL) received some vindication when a federal judge recently ordered the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to release records about a $1 million grant that was awarded to Planned Parenthood. NHRTL has waited more than five months for the records, which it says were required by law to be delivered within 20 working days of the request. The judge said the documents must be released by April 1.  

Tony Thornton, the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested on March 12 for indecent exposure at a local baseball field, which is reputed to be a homosexual cruising spot. The police report lists a 43-year-old male as the victim. It did not state whether any children were present.

And Planned Parenthood closes for the day during 40 Days for Life vigil. Betty Scranton reports from Glenwood Springs, Colorado, that Planned Parenthood was closed on Saturday, March 18, in the face of the 40 Days for Life vigil being held there.

We will keep you informed as Planned Parenthood's true colors and cracks become public. Your prayers are still very much needed. Go to STOPP for more current news and type Planned Parenthood into search.

God Bless,
Jerry Novotny, OMI

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April 1, 2011



1. Tough Questions, Timeless Moral Truths
2. Liberian President remains firm: no legalization of homosexual acts
3. English Catholics campaign against gay marriage
4. Over 1 million Thais are infected with HIV/AIDs
5. Asia is the world's top importer of weapons
6. PepsiCo Sidesteps Evidence in Denial Over Aborted Fetal Cells in Flavor Testing
7. How are children a blessing?
8. Chinese study finds link between previous abortion and depression among pregnant women
9. Another Failed 'Accommodation'
10. The Introduction to "Adam and Eve After the Pill" by Mary Eberstadt
11. Georgetown Prof Stands Against the Bishops
12. Abortion Scandal at Saint Mary's College of California

(Breast Cancer Victim): "Conception to birth" -  A MUST read for our viewers. I think you will all enjoy this excellent LIFE video. Be sure to watch until the end and see the development of the heart, brain, etc..


ITEM #1: Tough Questions, Timeless Moral Truths

Father Brian Mullady on same-sex marriage, contraception, the death penalty, and other pressing moral issues.


ITEM #2: Liberian President remains firm: no legalization of homosexual acts

"We've got certain traditional values in our society that we would like to preserve," President Johnson Sirleaf said.


ITEM #3: English Catholics campaign against gay marriage

The Catholic Church in England intensified its campaign against government plans to legalize same-sex marriage Sunday, urging the faithful to protect the "true meaning" of matrimony for future generations.


ITEM #4: Over 1 million Thais are infected with HIV/AIDs

The Public Health Ministry reports that the number of HIV/AIDs patients in Thailand is on the rise with over 1 million patients currently.


ITEM #5: Asia is the world's top importer of weapons

Asia is the world's top importer of weapons, this according to a study released on Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Over the past five years, Asia and Oceania accounted for 44 per cent in volume of conventional arm imports, compared with 19 per cent for Europe, 17 per cent for the Middle East, 11 per cent for North and South America, and 9 per cent for Africa. China, which was the world's top importer in 2006-2007, dropped to fourth place, not because of any pacifist change of heart but because it boosted domestic production and exports.


ITEM #6: PepsiCo Sidesteps Evidence in Denial Over Aborted Fetal Cells in Flavor Testing

PepsiCo is denying charges that it has contracted with a company that uses cell lines derived from aborted babies for flavor research. As reported in a pair of stories by The New American, a PepsiCo shareholder had earlier filed a resolution with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in an effort to stop a $30-million deal the company had inked with Senomyx, a company that, according to the pro-life group Children of God for Life, uses cell lines from aborted babies in its business of creating artificial flavor enhancers.


ITEM #7 How are children a blessing?

The Churchs teaching on contraception is not just a prohibition but a calling to the joy of parenthood. Procreation of children, far greater than an obligation, is an outpouring of Gods love to spouses, who in turn pour out their love to their children.


ITEM #8: Chinese study finds link between previous abortion and depression among pregnant women

In an analysis of the study, Dr. Patricia Coleman noted that the findings were consistent with those of previous studies.


ITEM #9: Another Failed 'Accommodation'

It is clear that the Obama administration is not backing down from its anti-conscience mandate but hopes to bury the controversy with bureaucratic delay. In its "Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking," the government now officially promises to take action at some time in the future to address the conflict. The notice, issued on Friday, takes 32 pages to explain that the president still doesn't have a clue how to balance the demands of the Left, which insists that all women should have free access to drugs that cause early abortion, sterilization procedures, and contraceptives, and the Catholic Church, which believes the mandate is a government violation of conscience and religious liberty.


ITEM #10: The Introduction to "Adam and Eve After the Pill" by Mary Eberstadt

Time magazine and Francis Fukuyama, Raquel Welch and a series of popes, some of the world's leading scientists, and many other unlikely allies all agree: No single event since Eve took the apple has been as consequential for relations between the sexes as the arrival of modern contraception. Moreover, there is good reason for their agreement. By rendering fertile women infertile with nearly 100 percent accuracy, the Pill and related devices have transformed the lives and families of the great majority of people born after their invention. Modern contraception is not only a fact of our time; it may even be the central fact, in the sense that it is hard to think of any other whose demographic, social, behavioral, and personal fallout has been as profound.


ITEM #11: Georgetown Prof Stands Against the Bishops

Jacques Berlinerblau, director of the Program for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University, wrote a piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education, arguing against the bishops' stand for religious liberty. He said that "religious freedom" is "regrettably becoming a codeword and umbrella term for certain types of Conservative Christian policy." Read more.....


ITEM #12: Abortion Scandal at Saint Mary's College of California

It's always scandalous when a Catholic college hosts an extreme pro-abortion activist like Amy Richards to lecture to students and others. But it somehow seems worse when the Catholic college is named after Mary, the Mother of God. Richards has been quoted in the New York Times explaining why she allegedly killed two of her three unborn children when she was pregnant with triplets.



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Priest to parishioners: oppose IVF clinic By Matt C. Abbott



Kudos to Father Thomas Milota, pastor of Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Naperville, Ill., for recently sending a letter to his parishioners encouraging them to oppose the construction of a clinic specializing in the procedure of in vitro fertilization.

The text of Father Milota's letter is as follows:

DAY 39: "Best decision ever" + London update


Dear Deacon,

I'll get to the London update in just a bit!

Over these last 38 days, babies have been saved ...
abortion workers have had changes of heart and quit
their jobs ... and two abortion centers have closed
for good.

Guess what? YOU can still be part of it!

It's not too late to pray at any of the 258 campaigns.
Saturday is usually the busiest day for abortions, so
know that your presence and you prayers are needed --

Please check for a location near you:

... and, if possible, join the vigil.


Yesterday, I asked for prayers for the London campaign,
as they were holding a major evening vigil in front of
the abortion center -- and they were told to expect a
pro-abortion counter-protest.

So here's a quick update.

"The event was a massive success," said Robert, the
40 Days for Life coordinator in London. "We had around
400 to 500 ... at least! A really positive vibe and
loads of media interest, too."

The vigil participants prayed and sang hymns. Even the
media characterized the vigil as "peaceful." A
pro-abortion group did show up -- blowing whistles,
banging drums and chanting slogans. But they had no
apparent impact on the vigil.

Robert sent a picture of the people praying outside
the abortion center -- this is one you REALLY want
to see! Please go to:


Now ... on to the rest of today's report!

The heart that God impacts the most during a 40 Days
for Life can be your own -- just read these stories
from the 40 Days for Life blog. For each of these
prayer volunteers, this is personal.


"This Lent was my first experience with 40 Days for
Life. I was very nervous the first day I showed up to
pray with people I had never met. I asked myself who
or what am I afraid of. It was a very good question
to ask myself.

"As a post-abortive woman myself, it was a huge step
to take in honoring my son, who was lost to abortion
in 1976. I am very grateful to God that I was able
to stand there, hold my head up, and pray ... to at
last DO something productive on this issue."


"I am inspired to say, 'Never to stop fighting for
life.' I had my first abortion at age 14 and hardly
knew what it meant -- then another through the
following years, still not understanding that it
was true lives being terminated.

"When a friend talked me out of a fourth at age 23,
it was the best thing me friend could have done. My
one and only son is now 18 and graduating high school.
It was the best decision I ever made."


"The devotional by Carmen Pate on Day 31 struck a
personal chord with me.

"I was one of those women seeking love and acceptance
wherever I could find it because I was living far away
from God. I, too, was faced with an unplanned pregnancy.

"I, too, wanted to 'get rid of it' (the pregnancy)
because it felt like it was the end of my life as I
knew it. It was a devastating feeling at the time.

"My doctor had the good sense to order an ultrasound at
four weeks, where I saw a tiny human heart -- a beating
and alive heart. I knew in that moment that I couldn't
stop that heartbeat. I got the sense that I had a duty
to protect the tiny person growing inside me.

"My daughter is now 13. She has been such a blessing in
my life. So, yes, my unplanned pregnancy was the end of
my life as I knew it. And I thank God daily for that.

"God bless all of you for your dedication and devotion
to preserving life and to loving and praying for the
unborn children and their mothers."

Today's devotional is from Carmen Pate, a member of
the 40 Days for Life board of directors.


Pray that volunteers will replace exhaustion or
discouragement with rejoicing over the miracles we
have seen thus far, and enthusiastic service as
God takes us on to victory!


In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a
little while, if need be, you have been grieved by
various trials, that the genuineness of your
faith, being much more precious than gold that
perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be
found to praise, honor, and glory at the
revelation of Jesus Christ.

-- 1 Peter 1:6-7

REFLECTION by Carmen Pate, 40 Days for Life

We have reason to rejoice when we consider the
many babies whose lives have been saved during the
40 Days for Life campaign.

Add to those lives, the women and men who have
been spared from a devastating decision and now
have opportunity to make a plan for their baby
that is both life affirming and God honoring.

Whether directly, or indirectly, you have
contributed to these testimonies of praise with
your sacrificial service.

Perhaps you have been grieved by various trials
during your commitment to 40 days.

The attacks of the enemy come in many forms --
difficulties in relationships, finances, health.

Or maybe you are physically and mentally exhausted
and have been marking off the days on your
calendar, eagerly waiting for April 5.

Consider these trials in light of God's plan for

The Apostle Paul understood the big picture when
he said in Romans 8:18, "For I consider that the
sufferings of this present time are not worthy to
be compared with the glory which shall be revealed
in us."

This is our Hope and our victory. Let us rejoice
in the opportunity to give that Hope to others in
our path.


Dear Heavenly Father, we sing to You a new song,
for You have done marvelous things. Forgive us
when we allow circumstances to defeat us. You give
power to the faint and You increase strength in
those who have no might.

We rest in You, dear Lord, and ask You to empower
us again for Your service as You work out Your
plan for us and through us.

May You receive glory through our victory in
Christ, in whose name we pray, Amen.


To download today's devotional as a formatted,
printable PDF to share with friends:


To ensure that this 40 Days for Life finishes strong,
if there is any way you can carve out one extra hour
this weekend to go pray outside the nearest abortion
facility ... it could make a world of difference.

Who knows? God might even use you to help save a life!

Yours for Life,

Shawn Carney
Campaign Director
40 Days for Life

PS: Have you prayed at an abortion facility for the
first time during this 40 Days for Life campaign?
If so, please share your experiences by responding to
today's blog entry at:

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Friday, March 30, 2012

LifeNews Pro-Life News Report 3/30/12 Pro-Life News Report
Friday, March 30, 2012

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Top Stories
• Hunger Games Star Elizabeth Banks Promotes Planned Parenthood
• Planned Parenthood Builds Texas Abortion Biz Near Adoption Ctr

• Obama s Abortion Agenda Not Good for American Women

• Seven Years Ago Today, Terri Schiavo Lived Her Last Day

More Pro-Life News
• New Study Shows Abstinence Education Effective
• Georgia Legislature OKs Fetal Pain-Based Abortion Ban
• Notre Dame Still Links to Pro-Abortion Internships
• Contractor Leaves Job After Learning It s Planned Parenthood
• Dick Cheney s Change of Heart: Liberals Still Complain
• Illinois Abortion Biz That Closed Would Have Failed Probe
• Former Britney Spears Singer Meets Baby Who Saved Another From Abortion
• Republican States Most Likely to OK Pro-Life Laws
• Judge Tosses Louisiana Law for Damages Against Abortion Docs
• New Hampshire House Passes Three Pro-Life Bills on Abortion
• Argentina Supreme Court Falls Prey to UN Abortion Pressure
• • Argentina Supreme Court Falls Prey to UN Abortion Pressure

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Hunger Games Star Elizabeth Banks Promotes Planned Parenthood
The movie Hunger Games is the most popular film in the nation and star Elizabeth Banks is already trading in her newfound popularity for a chance to get on the soap box and preach her values to the public.

Banks has written a blog for the iVillage blog series CelebVillage in which she talks about the birth of her son Felix, who turns 1-year-old today, via a surrogate. Pro-life advocates have long held concerns about surrogacy because it takes the focus off of adoption of children who are seeking good homes and because surrogates could change their minds about the surrogacy contract and decide to have an abortion.

Banks also credits birth control pills for allowing her to have her son and promotes their usage.

But the portion of Banks column that is sure to draw the strongest condemnation from pro-life advocates is her promotion of the Planned Parenthood abortion business. While it also promotes women s health services, Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion company in the nation, doing more than one-quarter of all abortions in the United States on an annual basis and aggressively lobbying against any pro-life laws to limit or reduce abortions or to help inform women about alternatives or risks and dangers.

Planned Parenthood Builds Texas Abortion Biz Near Adoption Ctr
A few months ago we told you of the new abortion supercenter Planned Parenthood was quietly planning in Fort Worth, TX. While we had been told off the record where that location was, it wasn t until recently it was confirmed Planned Parenthood s new abortion facility will be next to a large adoption center.

Despite Planned Parenthood being stripped of its funding in Texas, it seems they haven t suffered very much financially because their new center has begun construction next to the Gladney Adoption Center, a staple in Fort Worth.

The new center at 6400 John Ryan Drive is being described as a state-of-the-art facility which, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, will include a larger family planning center, an ambulatory surgical care center and offices. Construction began last week and the facility is set to open next year.

Obama s Abortion Agenda Not Good for American Women
Obama s ploy to monopolize women s votes is deteriorating. New polls show that radical, pro-abortion President Barack Obama is losing favor with American women despite launching his Women for Obama campaign solely to bolster his ratings with women.

Respondents to a Bloomberg National Poll indicate that forty-nine percent of women say they would choose Obama over a Republican opponent. This time four years ago, Obama s support among women was fifty-six percent. Women are becoming more aware of Obama s tactics to manipulate their vote and advance his abortion agenda in the United States and abroad.
Despite his overreaching interest in women s health, President Obama does not seem to care about women. Instead, his focus has been to promote his abortion agenda and the abortion lobby under the guise of female empowerment and women s health care as a means to muster up votes.

Seven Years Ago Today, Terri Schiavo Lived Her Last Day
On March 30, 2005, Terri Schiavo had her last full day of life on this earth and both her family and Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life are remembering the last moments they shared with the woman whose former husband won a court order to take her life.

Terri was killed on March 31, 2005 when her former husband won a protracted legal battle against the Schindler family for the right to disconnect her feeding tube. Doctors who examined Terri say she was not in a persistent vegetative state and that her condition could have been improved has she been given access to more medical care and rehabilitative treatment.

New Study Shows Abstinence Education Effective
Research published this week revealed more evidence that a Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) abstinence program is effective in delaying sexual onset. Four major conclusions are drawn from the article, entitled, Impact of the Choosing the Best Program in Communities Committed to Abstinence Education.

Students in an SRA class were more likely to delay the onset of sexual activity from pre to posttest than their peers. The findings of this study are more realistic and relevant than the Jemmott study on abstinence, as well as most comprehensive sex ed. research since the study occurred in schools.

Georgia Legislature OKs Fetal Pain-Based Abortion Ban
Georgia is looking to become the latest state to approve a law that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the scientific evidence showing unborn children feel pain at least at that point in development, if not sooner.

The bill, which now goes to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature, will make Georgia the seventh state to adopt such a law. None of those measures has been successfully challenged in court.

Georgia Right to Life president Dan Becker applauded passage of the measure and said it could very well save the lives of more than 1,000 unborn children who die annually from such abortions in his state. The state s current law allows abortions for almost any reason throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

Notre Dame Still Links to Pro-Abortion Internships
The University of Notre Dame continues to link its students to internships at some of the biggest pro-abortion organizations in the nation, despite protests from pro-life advocates upset by them.

Notre Dame is offering students summer internship opportunities at several notorious pro-abortion organizations.

Our majors have interned at the following organizations, states the university s web site, which includes:

Contractor Leaves Job After Learning It s Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood is in the process of building a new mega- abortion facility next to an adoption agency in Forth Worth, Texas.

Dick Cheney s Change of Heart: Liberals Still Complain
Liberals have been complaining about Cheney ever since Bush v. Gore. And they ve wanted him to have a change of heart. Now, he has a change of heart. And they are still complaining..

Illinois Abortion Biz That Closed Would Have Failed Probe
The Pro-Life Action League reported late last year that the Dimensions Medical Center abortion facility in Des Plaines, Illinois had closed. But at the time, we didn t know why it closed. Now we do: Dimensions would have never passed an inspection.

Former Britney Spears Singer Meets Baby Who Saved Another From Abortion
You may remember the story I shared of my little Preacher Boy Mattie and how his LIFE story shared by a dear friend of mine, Kelly Clinger, saved the LIFE of another. (If you don t know the story, click HERE and read it before reading any further) .

Republican States Most Likely to OK Pro-Life Laws
The Tennessee state House has approved legislation making it so abortion practitioners can t abandon women after failed abortions by not having admitting privileges at a local hospital when botched abortions occur.

Judge Tosses Louisiana Law for Damages Against Abortion Docs
A judge has tossed out a Louisiana law that has been on the books for more than a decade that makes it easier for victims of botched and failed abortions to win damages in lawsuits against abortion practitioners.

New Hampshire House Passes Three Pro-Life Bills on Abortion
The New Hampshire state House voted this week to approve three key pro-life bills that will limit and reduce abortions including a ban on abortion after 20 weeks, a 24-hour waiting period, and an informed consent measure to give women accurate information.

Argentina Supreme Court Falls Prey to UN Abortion Pressure
In a surprising ruling, the Supreme Court of Argentina has declared abortion is a woman s right in case of rape under international law. Under the ruling health service providers would be required to provide abortions immediately and expeditiously when a woman claims that her pregnancy is the result of rape.

Czech Republic Sees 2,000 Join March for Life Against Abortion
Two thousand people took part in the 12th annual March for Life in Prague on March 24, 2012. Pro-life advocates filled the streets to give witness to the need to end abortion in the Czech Republic and enact laws that protect the lives of all children from the moment of conception.

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Heroic News: “Pro-lifers and pro-aborts stage counter demonstrations in UK” plus 8 more


Pro-lifers and pro-aborts stage counter demonstrations in UK


Posted: 30 Mar 2012 08:31 AM PDT

Organizers of an pro life vigil and a pro-abortion counter-protest outside a London clinic owned by Britain's biggest abortion provider both say that the recent focus on abortion has galvanized new support and expect hundreds of people to turn out on Friday night.

Why the health care fight is also about abortion


Posted: 30 Mar 2012 07:31 AM PDT

For more than two years, conservatives have said that Obamacare is about much more than a choice between individual liberty and a federal takeover of the health care industry. Recent news lends further evidence to concern that the Affordable Care Act is also about expanding access to and funding for abortion.

UN, Planned Parenthood push 'sex rights' for 10-year olds


Posted: 30 Mar 2012 06:40 AM PDT

The UN Commission on Population and Development is considering “sexual and reproductive health and rights” for children as young as ten.

One Child policy results in high female suicide rate


Posted: 30 Mar 2012 06:39 AM PDT

The latest Human Rights Report on China (2010) from the Department of State links the One Child Policy with high female suicide rates in China:

Like marriage? Dump Starbucks


Posted: 30 Mar 2012 06:33 AM PDT

Because of the coffee giant’s aggressive activism in support of the controversial issue of same-sex “marriage,” pro-family advocates have launched a boycott to send a message that Starbucks should keep coffee out of the marriage debate.

Obama to Planned Parenthood: "We'll never stop fighting for choice"

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 05:51 AM PDT

In an unusually candid video addressed to Planned Parenthood, President Obama assured the billion-dollar abortion organization of his continued support and touted his record blocking efforts to defund the group by pro-life “professional politicians.”

IVF parents' painful choice on 'spare' human embryos


Posted: 30 Mar 2012 05:49 AM PDT

Australian couples are opting to destroy thousands of frozen IVF human embryos each year rather than donate spares to other would-be parents. More than 20000 children were thrown away at Victorian IVF clinics in the past decade, a Herald Sun investigation reports.

SCOTUS to decide Obamacare's fate today


Posted: 30 Mar 2012 05:44 AM PDT

While the rest of us have to wait until June, the justices of the Supreme Court will know the likely outcome of the historic health care case by the time they go home this weekend.

Pro-life spat takes NPR station to ethics board


Posted: 29 Mar 2012 06:36 PM PDT

The National Public Radio station in Seattle is going before an ethics board Saturday after a pro-life media group filed a complaint accusing the station of airing a slanted story.

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The Obama Planned Parenthood Nexus
By Judie Brown     

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Connections and links between people or groups can be a great thing. The bond that is formed as a result of this connection can be awesome----as in the bond between a mother and her baby, or the bond between Christ and His followers. Yet there are some connections that are formed that only bring about hurt and destruction----as in the bond between President Obama and Planned Parenthood. Today's commentary addresses this. Read on for the latest regarding this detrimental bond. 
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Planned Parenthood leader issues battle cry
Lawmakers and politicians are not physicians and they are not medical providers, the president of Planned Parenthood said yesterday afternoon. Speaking to an audience of over 200 in Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy, Cecile Richards called for landmark changes in the nation's reproductive health care policy and sex education strategies. Richards believes social media and communication technology is the answer to both social and political barriers to reproductive health because there is a revolution in how people access information about health care. Planned Parenthood uses Facebook, Twitter and text messaging to deliver sex education to young people without having to get it through the Legislature. She noted that the number of people who visit Planned Parenthood online is equivalent to about 160,000 classrooms.   

Contractor leaves job after discovering it was Planned Parenthood clinic
Construction equipment churns away behind a chain link fence, but there's no sign to show what's being built on John Ryan Road in Southwest Fort Worth. The Gladney Adoption Center right next door, which sold the land to a third party, didn't learn who bought it until Thursday. One subcontractor didn't find out until just a few hours before he was to pour concrete footings this week. When he discovered it was a new Planned Parenthood health center where abortions will be performed, he told the general contractor his religious convictions wouldn't allow it. He walked off the job. He told News 8 other construction workers are also raising religious objections.   

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The New Abortion Mandates


Dear HLI Family,

During his historic visit to Cuba, Pope Benedict XVI, the Vicar of Christ, stood in the face of an entrenched political system that undermines the dignity of the human person, and called for change. Moved by love for God's people, the Holy Father simply proclaimed what the Church has said for generations: Jesus came that all might have life and have it to its fullest.

As I reflected on his prophetic statements, I thought of Blessed John Paul II in his invitation to the Polish people in June 1979. Both men, with apostolic zeal and unyielding faith, stood among their brothers and sisters and called for a peaceful but radical change in direction in order to obtain true freedom and peace.

We should stop and take notice of the Holy Father's words as our own beloved nation finds itself in a battle over religious liberty and freedom.

The right to freedom of religion, both in its private and in its public dimension, manifests the unity of the human person, who is at once a citizen and a believer. It also legitimizes the fact that believers have a contribution to make to the building up of society. Strengthening religious freedom consolidates social bonds, nourishes the hope of a better world, creates favorable conditions for peace and harmonious development, while at the same time establishing solid foundations for securing the rights of future generations. (Homily on March 28, 2012)

Even in our own country, many reject this fundamental truth and its historical foundation. Instead, the Obama administration, with the full support of the mainstream media, is attempting to impose upon all citizens a mandate that requires religious institutions, regardless of their objections, to pay for contraceptive abortifacients and sterilization.

Imagine if this policy is upheld. If we can blatantly ignore the Constitution and its First Amendment, then we can reject other components as well. That is why nine Supreme Court Justices find themselves at the center of the debate over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), and its initial mandate -- that everyone be required to purchase health insurance or face penalties. Their deliberations and final decision will affect each citizen, each religious and secular institution.

If these issues were not enough to raise our concerns, then last week's announcement about a third mandate -- an "abortion surcharge" -- should concern us even more. This new government mandate once again forces pro-lifers to pay for abortion. We should not be surprised by this since the Affordable Care Act affords unrestricted power to governmental agencies to impose such overreaching policies.

What is the new mandate? They are forcing insurance companies who cover abortion to charge everyone on the plan to pay a minimum of $1 per month, in what critics are calling an "abortion surcharge." Secondly, the insurance company is only allowed to tell the purchaser about the surcharge in the small print of the initial contract. Afterwards, it is to be neatly and anonymously folded into other chargers thus creating an enormous slush fund for free or cheap abortions.

How deceptive! The Obama administration, in a manipulative attempt to covertly remove itself from directly funding abortion passes such funding to insurance companies and to their clients, forcing unsuspecting pro-lifers and people of conscience to pay for abortion. Again our government is showing its clear desire to fund abortion and force us to pay for it. The administration is underhandedly switching the focus from a mandate directed at individuals to one directed at insurance companies, as if we won't notice and be will duped into thinking that we are no longer funding abortion.

If the Affordable Care Act is not found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court or repealed by a realigned congress, and rejected by a new president next year, we should expect that these governmental intrusions and impositions would continue and more vulnerable human lives will be taken. An example is the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), the 15-person unelected board of "experts" who will be making life and death decisions for those whose health care becomes too expensive to be deemed worthy of coverage, especially those who are most vulnerable -- the elderly and severely disabled.

Those who raise the alarm about this already-existing "death panel" are being called fear mongers. But are we? Let's look at the state of Oregon. Patients have already been offered physician assisted suicide as a course of treatment, when there were life-saving treatments available that were more expensive. What is to stop the "death mandate" from following on the heels of mandates to purchase health care, contraception and abortion?

Or consider a more fundamental question: Once we give our government the power to force huge portions of society to do things they cannot do in good conscience, will we be able to maintain the determination to fight back against each new injustice?

The Catholic Church teaches that every human being, from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death, possesses an inherent dignity demanding that life be protected, no matter how vulnerable. We now have rulers -- not representatives, rulers -- in this country who emphatically disagree with the Church on this essential point of natural law. We must stand against these affronts to human dignity and to our rights as U.S. citizens and as Christians.

Sincerely yours in Christ,


Father Shenan J. Boquet
President, Human Life International

Georgia Right to Life Notes Progress in Abortion Debate


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NORCROSS, Ga., March 30, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- GRTL President Dan Becker today called passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, HB 954, a step in the right direction.

The state's current law allows abortions for almost any reason throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

"While this bill will save well over 1,000 babies a year, it still is far short of our goal of protecting all human life," Becker said. "The final outcome was heavily affected by intense pressure from those who resorted to half-truths, misinformation and in some cases outright intimidation," he added.

The original measure would have banned any abortion at the point a fetus can feel pain, which has been established at 20 weeks or earlier. The amended version includes an exception for "medically futile" pregnancies that will give doctors the option to kill a baby they think may have a condition that would not allow it to live after birth. It also includes an exception to protect the physical life of the mother.

"The futile pregnancy exception leaves the door open to destroy a whole class of babies a doctor decides may be less than perfect," Becker said, "that's not who we should be as a society."

Becker thanked Rep. Doug McKillip (District 115), who sponsored the bill, and many other legislators who tried to maintain the original language.

"This was an intense and highly emotional debate," Becker said, "and I am grateful to Lt. Governor, Casey Cagle, and House Speaker, David Ralston, for their efforts to protect the unborn."

The bill, which now goes to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature, will make Georgia the seventh state to adopt such a law. None of those measures has been successfully challenged.

"It was truly disheartening to witness the lengths to which the abortionists would go," Becker said, "they ignored the horror of abortion, dismissed proven scientific evidence and in some cases resorted to outright slander in making their case."

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