Monday, June 25, 2012

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Monday, June 25, 2012

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• Partial Reversal of Obamacare Won t End Abortion Funding Concerns
• Woman With Down Syndrome Carries Olympic Torch to London

• Pro-Lifers Wait for One of the Biggest Abortion Decisions, Obamacare

• Sarah Palin Doubles Down on Obamacare-Death Panels Charge

More Pro-Life News
• Mother Dies Who Spared Her Baby From Abortion When Cancer Struck
• Abortion Clinic Mocks God, Offers Sunday Discounts
• Tim Tebow s Mom Keeps Pressing Pro-Life Cause
• Half of Young Adults Don t Know Planned Parenthood Does Abortions
• Ex-CNN Anchor Exposes Planned Parenthood as Democratic Shill
• Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia Fail to Grasp The Value of People
• Notre Dame Starts Adult Stem Cell Research With $5M Grant
• Casey Decision at 20: Pro-Lifers Make Progress on Abortion
• Texas: Drunk Driver Faces Murder Charge for Killing Unborn Baby
• Wisconsin Right to Life Endorses Four for Senate Race

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Partial Reversal of Obamacare Won t End Abortion Funding Concerns
With the Supreme Court expected to issue its decision on the Obamacare health care law on Thursday, the question for the pro-life movement is whether the decision will mitigate the concerns about abortion funding.

Democrats in Congress approved the Obamacare law without any language in the legislation preventing abortion funding. Despite claims from pro-life Democrats who voted for the Obamacare bill, the law allows for abortion funding and pro-life groups warned about such abortion funding during the debate leading up to its passage. In the Senate, Democrats turned back the Nelson amendment to stop taxpayer funding of abortions in Obamacare and the final bill Congress approved and President Barack Obama signed never contained any abortion funding limits.

Obama officials rely on the disproved argument that Obamacare, and a subsequent executive order Obama signed related to it, prohibit taxpayer funding of abortions under the law, even though pro-life groups almost unanimously say the bill and the order are not sufficient to stop abortion funding.

Woman With Down Syndrome Carries Olympic Torch to London
Now this is something inspirational that can get the world motivated for the upcoming Olympic games in London.

Recently, one of the torchbearers for the 2012 Olympics was Amy Hopkin, who has Down Syndrome. As the folks at Pro-Life UK noted, Amy clearly has a great zest for life and strives hard, as her own sporting record shows. Yet original medical prognosis was all doom and gloom. It is great that Amy has been so well supported by her family so that she and they have been able to show what is achievable.

Pro-Lifers Wait for One of the Biggest Abortion Decisions, Obamacare
Where were you on January 22, 1973? The day the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions were announced by the Supreme Court which made abortion legal, in all 9 months for any reason, in our nation.

I wasn t born yet, but I can imagine what it must have been like for pro-life advocates to wait for that decision and all the emotion they must have felt afterwards. Because I feel like that today.

At this moment, I am standing in front of the Supreme Court with the rest of our team and missionaries on Capitol Hill. Waiting. Waiting to see if today is the day that we find out whether or not Obamacare is constitutional. And whether or not our rights of conscience and freedom of religion will continue to be defended by those charged to protect them.

Sarah Palin Doubles Down on Obamacare-Death Panels Charge
Three years ago Sarah Palin made waves with charges that the Obamacare health care bill would lead to death panels that would rationing medical treatment and lifesaving medical care for patients.

In August 2009, Palin posted a well-received note on Facebook saying she worries the health care bill will be paid for on the backs of the elderly and disabled, who could be pushed into euthanasia and assisted suicide via rationing of medical treatment.

And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course, she said.

Mother Dies Who Spared Her Baby From Abortion When Cancer Struck
28 year-old Chiara Corbella has died and at her funeral in Rome, there was joy amid the sorrow. In fact, there was a kind of triumph, of love over life and life over death one of those contradictory signs that makes no sense to an efficient world but is transcendently reasonable to the mind of faith:

Chiara was happily married to Enrico Petrillo. They had already suffered the loss of two children [born with birth defects] in recent years. . .The couple became popular speakers at pro-life events, in which they shared their testimony about the few minutes they were able to spend with their children, David and Maria, before they died.

In 2010, Chiara became pregnant for the third time, and according to doctors the child was developing normally. However, Chiara was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and was advised to begin receiving treatment that would have posed a risk to her pregnancy.

Abortion Clinic Mocks God, Offers Sunday Discounts
Upset that pro-life advocates are increasing their presence at abortion clinics on Sundays to help women find abortion alternatives and pray, abortion facilities are apparently now offering women coupons for reduced-cost abortions on the holy day.

Tim Tebow s Mom Keeps Pressing Pro-Life Cause
Pam Tebow, the mother of well-known pro- football player Tim Tebow, continues to press the pro-life message at pregnancy centers events across the country. Sharing her amazing story of rejecting an abortion and giving birth to Tim, Pam Tebow continues to help such centers raise critical funds necessary to reach women with abortion alternatives.

On Friday, Pam Tebow attended the event entitled, An Evening with Pam Tebow, sponsored by The Pregnancy Care Center of Martinsville and Henry County. The local newspaper has more on some of her talk.

Half of Young Adults Don t Know Planned Parenthood Does Abortions
A question in a new survey Students for Life of America released last week should cause alarm for pro-life advocate working against Planned Parenthood, the nation s biggest abortion business.

Looking for a Pro-Life Speaker for 2012?
Looking for a pro-life speaker for your next banquet, conference or convention? editor Steven Ertelt is a low-cost speaker who can entertain and educate your audience as well as help you with a fundraising pitch if necessary. He can also speak on any pro-life topic. For more information, email

Ex-CNN Anchor Exposes Planned Parenthood as Democratic Shill
In a new column at the New York Times, former CNN and NBC anchor Campbell Brown exposes the political arm of the Planned Parenthood abortion business as essentially a subsidiary of the Democratic Party.

Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia Fail to Grasp The Value of People
The failure to grasp the implications of intrinsic human worth plagues arguments for physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.

Notre Dame Starts Adult Stem Cell Research With $5M Grant
With a $5 million gift from alumni Elizabeth and Michael Gallagher, Notre Dame is ramping up its adult stem cell research.

Casey Decision at 20: Pro-Lifers Make Progress on Abortion
Friday will mark the 20th anniversary of the Supreme Court s Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision. This case involved the constitutionality of several provisions included in Pennsylvania s Abortion Control Act and marked the most recent time that the Supreme Court reconsidered its holdings in Roe v. Wade.

Texas: Drunk Driver Faces Murder Charge for Killing Unborn Baby
A Texas man with a long history of drunk driving convictions is now facing a murder charge in the death of an unborn baby.

Wisconsin Right to Life Endorses Four for Senate Race
The Wisconsin U.S. Senate race is a crucial one for pro-lifers who hope to retake the Senate from the pro-abortion Democrats who currently control the chamber and have defeated pro-life legislation and efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood.


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Heroic News: “The value of people” plus 7 more


The value of people

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 12:45 PM PDT

The failure to grasp the implications of intrinsic human worth plagues arguments for physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.

Gay "Marriage" Again on Ballot in Maine

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 08:29 AM PDT

Three years after voters in Maine rejected same-sex "marriage," they will consider the matter again in November. Gay "marriage" advocates are hoping a shift in public opinion, the support for same-sex marriage voiced last month by President Obama, and what they believe is an effective door-to-door “persuasion” campaign throughout the state will make a difference.

Melinda Gates hosts massive pro abortion event in UK

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 06:40 AM PDT

Melinda Gates, the wife of billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates, will be hosting a Family Planning Summit in London with two of the biggest pro-abortion groups in the world, the UN Population Fund and International Planned Parenthood Federation.

Bracing for a verdict

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 06:37 AM PDT

Republicans and Democrats are girding for a politically explosive week as the Supreme Court prepares to rule as early as Monday on the federal health care overhaul commonly known as Obamacare.

The plague of the West

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 06:32 AM PDT

A chilling graphic gives a visual to the varying abortion laws enforced around the world, and begs the question: 'What will become of the West?'

California bill would shield churches from performing gay 'marriages'

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 04:03 AM PDT

Supporters of California's Proposition 8, the 2008 initiative that banned same-sex 'marriage,' said they were concerned that churches would be forced to perform gay 'weddings,' even in direct conflict with their religious creeds.

IVF in young women tied to breast cancer

Posted: 24 Jun 2012 08:03 PM PDT

Women who go through in vitro fertilization (IVF) early in life are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer compared to those who dont undergo the treatment, according to an Australian study.

The one-child policy: the brutal truth

Posted: 24 Jun 2012 04:00 PM PDT

A shocking case of forced abortion fuels resentment against China’s one-child policy

ALL Pro-Life Today Report 6/25/2012

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Monday, June 25, 2012
American Life League takes a bite out
of the Big Apple in pro-life tour
By Rey Flores
ALL's year-long tour of the country to meet, recognize, thank, and provide support to many of the pro-life organizations that make up the Associate program continues! Rey Flores has repeatedly remarked that he is meeting many fantastic people who are saving lives and saving souls through their hard work and perseverance. In his most recent leg of the trek, Rey visited with pro-life warriors in New York City and New Jersey and reported the following: 

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Pro-Life Wisconsin

Pro-Life Wisconsin [an American Life League Associate group] has unveiled a brand new crisis pregnancy website. The website,, is designed primarily to be used by those with smartphones (iPhone or an Android operating system, for example). It is also accessible by computer. The website utilizes a mapping feature to list nearby crisis pregnancy centers, along with the harms of abortion and fetal development information. There are endless opportunities for this new website----sidewalk counselors can use it to find and locate a nearby crisis pregnancy center, students in class can use it to discuss the harms of abortion or counsel an abortion-minded friend.  

Kansas doctor unapologetic after board revokes license amid debate over abortion referrals
The Washington Post
A Kansas doctor remained unapologetic Friday after state regulators revoked her medical license over allegations that she performed inadequate mental health exams on young patients she then referred to Dr. George Tiller for late-term abortions. Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus and other abortion-rights supporters described the action against her by the State Board of Healing Arts as part of ongoing efforts to limit access to abortion that also shadowed Tiller before his murder in 2009 by a man professing strong anti-abortion views. Neuhaus immediately said she would ask the state's courts to overturn the board's decision.  

World Health Organization publishes manual on best ways to kill unborn babies
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a guide detailing the most effective ways to kill unborn children, with different methods at various stages of the unborn child's development. The document is the second edition of "Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems" which was originally published in 2003. . . . The guidelines include four main topics: estimates on unsafe abortion worldwide, the latest clinical recommendations to perform abortions, recommendations for "scaling up" services, and advice on policymaking and legislation. The last of the four areas is not one usually found in medical advice documents, but WHO stresses the application of a "human rights framework" to advance pro-abortion policymaking and legislation----especially for young women.

Charges Dropped


San Marcos sidewalk counselor had right of way

The following came from a June 20 press release from the Life Legal Defense Foundation. 

Police cited a sidewalk counselor engaged in peaceful educational activities for failure to yield to a motor vehicle. Lif Legal Defense Foundation’s review of the incident revealed that the sidewalk counselor actually had the right-of-way under the law. 

Unfortunately, pro-life activists in San Marcos, like those in many other cities, have undergone harassment at the hands of law enforcement who do not view their message favorably. 

Life Legal’s senior staff attorney Allison Aranda represented the pro-life advocate, and pointed out to the judge that she had the right-of-way under the law. The baseless citation was dismissed, and the sidewalk counselor is now free once again to share the message of life on the public sidewalk. 

“Unfortunately we have seen this type of baseless citation used as a favorite weapon with the pro-abortion crowd,” comments Dana Cody, Life Legal’s president and executive director. 

“But we are ready to stand up and represent these champions for the unborn, and in this case rejoice that it was as simple as the proper application of the traffic code.”



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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Heroic News: Two lives, one heart, immeasurable grace


Two lives, one heart, immeasurable grace

Posted: 24 Jun 2012 07:15 AM PDT

Luci and Chris Klare were barely married three months when, in December 2008, a pregnancy test revealed that they were nine months away from becoming a family. The couple was exuberant.

CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer: The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

“I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”
Isaiah 49:6

June 24, 2012
The Nativity of St. John the Baptist 
Dear John,
Like John the Baptist, we are called upon to be LIGHT, light that is stronger than darkness. One elderly women, who had a rough day, knew how best to react. She didn’t give up, she didn’t go into a shell. Rather, she explained: “The darker the night, the brighter you got to shine.”
One bright light has been the work of Catholic Medical Mission Board. Reaching out with a helping hand to those in need, as CMMB has done for the past 100 years, is surely one way to overcome the darkness and let the light shine!

Almighty God, by Whose providence Your servant John the Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of Your Son our Savior by preaching repentance, make us follow His teaching and holy life. May we follow His example and constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice and patiently suffer for truth’s sake. Through Jesus Christ Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  

Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Heroic News: “Emotional goodbye for heroic young mother” plus 4 more


Emotional goodbye for heroic young mother

Chiara Corbella.

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 11:00 AM PDT

Hundreds of Italians gathered at the Church of St. Francisca Romana in Rome on June 16 for the funeral Mass of Chiara Corbella, a young Catholic woman who died after postponing her cancer treatments in order to protect her unborn child.

Pro abortion movement terrified of ultrasounds

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 08:18 AM PDT

The headline of the Slate article reads: “Photoshopping a sonogram onto your pregnant stomach isn’t just tacky, it’s bad for women.” When they say “bad for women,” they really just mean bad for the agenda of the pro-abortion movement.

World Health Org publishes killing handbook

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 08:14 AM PDT

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a guide detailing the most effective ways to kill unborn children, with different methods at various stages of the unborn child’s development.

Gay superhero 'wedding' lauded as 'big leap forward'

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 07:41 AM PDT

Marvel, DC's main competitor, “upped the open-mindedness ante by planning the medium's first same-sex, interracial 'wedding' in a major comic book.

International community rejects abortion language at UN conference

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 06:04 AM PDT

Countries worldwide joined together to prevent language supporting abortion and population control from being included in an international document produced at a recent U.N. gathering.

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‘This is the end of America’: Bestselling author takes on the HHS mandate

Ben Johnson Fri Jun 22 19:42 EST Contraception

Eric Metaxas says Dietrich Bonhoeffer would stand up against this unjust law.

Eric Metaxas during a presentation at Acton University.

Vatican threatens ‘radical feminist’ nuns’ group with de-recognition

Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Fri Jun 22 14:55 EST Abortion

If they are not prepared to assert a more distinctly Catholic identity, the Vatican is prepared to oust the largest umbrella group of American nuns and sisters as the official representative and liaison with Rome, one of the pope’s closest advisors said in a rare interview.

World Health Organization publishes manual on best ways to kill unborn babies

John-Henry Westen Fri Jun 22 11:30 EST Abortion

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a guide detailing the most effective ways to kill unborn children.

‘Law and Order’ actress supports Planned Parenthood founded by her great-grandmother

Ben Johnson Fri Jun 22 20:04 EST Abortion

Law and Order: SVU actress Stephanie March also opposes child abuse.

Stephanie March, as Alexandra Cabot on

ObamaCare: Will Supreme Court Have the Last Word?

Judie Brown Fri Jun 22 17:48 EST Abortion

What will be the fallout, and what can we expect?

Five Things Every Catholic Politician Needs to Know

Deal Hudson Fri Jun 22 17:33 EST Opinion

If you are Republican, pro-life, and pro-family, at least half of the institutional Church will be disposed to oppose you.

Two totally opposite Catholic politicians - Nancy Pelosi and

Former New York Times editor: Open-minded, compassionate Catholics must flee the Catholic Church

Katie Craine Fri Jun 22 17:14 EST Faith

"This is a lost cause,” wrote Bill Keller, the NYT's executive editor from 2003 to 2011.

Bill Keller, former NYT executive editor,

A response to Evangelical calls to disengage from the political fight

Rob Schwarzwalder Fri Jun 22 17:03 EST Opinion

...secession from political engagement because it is hard, its success impermanent and its achievements incomplete, is more a form of self-comfort than moral conviction.

Half of U.S. college-age adults don’t know Planned Parenthood offers abortions: poll

Kathleen Gilbert Fri Jun 22 16:59 EST Abortion

A plurality supports banning abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the mother's life, the survey found.

Doctor’s license stripped for rubber stamping Tiller partial-birth abortions on teens

Kathleen Gilbert Fri Jun 22 15:28 EST Abortion

Kristin Neuhaus would permit partial birth abortion to spare minors the stress of not being able to go to a prom or having to hire a babysitter to attend a rock concert.

Dr. Kristin Neuhaus

Ohio considers banning sex-selective abortion, Texas proposes tougher rules, and more

Ben Johnson Fri Jun 22 11:07 EST Abortion

A state legislative round-up.

The homosexual group GOProud endorses Mitt Romney despite ‘rock-solid’ defense of marriage

Ben Johnson Fri Jun 22 10:05 EST Homosexuality

The founder of Evangelicals for Mitt tells he welcomes GOProud's support.

Evangelicals for Mitt founders David and Nancy French.

Canadian Bishops Conference reports ongoing work with Development & Peace

Patrick B. Craine Fri Jun 22 13:41 EST Abortion

Many Canadian Catholics have remained skeptical about the effectiveness of D&P’s renewal given that the leaders responsible for the scandal have remained in place and they have failed to reveal their list of partners for the last two Lenten campaigns.

Attempts to vandalize Irish pro-life adverts ‘pathetic and smack of desperation’

Thaddeus Baklinski Fri Jun 22 13:32 EST Abortion

"Their attempts to censor the pro-life message had an absolutely negligible effect on this campaign, which will reach more than 2.1 million people over the summer," an Irish pro-life activist told LifeSiteNews.

Choosing Hope and Grace: How two babies who shared one heart momentarily brought heaven to earth

Peter Baklinski Fri Jun 22 15:55 EST Culture of Life

Two months into the pregnancy a visit to the doctor revealed that Luci was carrying conjoined twins who amazingly shared a single beating heart.

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