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LifeNews Pro-Life News Report 11/26/14

 


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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Top Stories
• Since Michael Brown Died, 981 Black Babies Have Died in Abortion in Missouri, But There are No Riots
• “Cursed” Disabled Child Was Abandoned by Her Parents, You Won’t Believe How She’s Doing Now
• Woman Stuffs Newborn Baby in Toilet in Hospital Restroom, Found After Employees Notice Foul Odor
• Topless Pro-Abortion Feminists Protest Pope Francis Standing on Altar at Catholic Church

More Pro-Life News
• White House Visitor Logs Show Dozens of Visits by Top Abortion Activists
• Compassion and Choices Used Name From Brittany Maynard Sympathy Card for Assisted Suicide Petition
• Patient With Multiple Sclerosis Was Killed and Her Organs Harvested
• Girl’s Priceless Response to Mom After Seeing Ultrasound of New Sibling: “You Ate the Baby?”
• Seven Newborn Babies Die in Refugee Camps After ISIS Drives Families From Their Homes
• VIDEO: “Adoption Saves Lives from Abortion, It Saved Mine”

• Tens of Thousands of Pro-Lifers Rally in Spain to Protest Abortion

• Patients Like Brittany Maynard Need Hospice Info, Not Assisted Suicide
• Did Britain Ban American Pro-Life Activist Bryan Kemper?
• Key Sponsor of New Jersey Bill Legalizing Assisted Suicide Withdraws Support

• 27 “Pro-Choice” Ohio Democrats Vote Against Places Helping Women Choose Life
• St. Louis Planned Parenthood Botches 27 Abortions in 5 Years, Another Woman Rushed to Hospital
• New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant Drops Protecting Women From Dangerous Abortions


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Since Michael Brown Died, 981 Black Babies Have Died in Abortion in Missouri, But There are No Riots
Today, a pro-life advocate from Missouri put Planned Parenthood’s targeting of black babies in abortion into perspective. She says that while there are riots over the controversial death of a black teen in Missouri, there are no riots over the death of 981 black babies who have died in Missouri since Michael Brown died.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/26/since-michael-brown-died-981-black-babies-have-died-in-abortion-in-missouri-but-there-are-no-riots/

“Cursed” Disabled Child Was Abandoned by Her Parents, You Won’t Believe How She’s Doing Now
In Kazakhstan, Saule Sadykova was born with birth defects and abandoned by her biological parents. They believed she was cursed because she had a cleft lip, a raised eye and a disabled leg.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/26/cursed-child-was-abandoned-by-her-parents-you-wont-believe-how-shes-doing-now/



Woman Stuffs Newborn Baby in Toilet in Hospital Restroom, Found After Employees Notice Foul Odor
WARNING: Graphic image.
A woman in the Philippines has been accused of stuffing her newborn baby into the water tank of a toilet in a hospital restroom sometime last week. Hospital employees only discovered the baby when they began to notice a foul odor emanating from the restroom.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/26/woman-stuffs-newborn-baby-in-toilet-in-hospital-restroom-found-after-employees-notice-foul-odor/

Topless Pro-Abortion Feminists Protest Pope Francis Standing on Altar at Catholic Church
Fresh from protesting for abortion at The Vatican, the topless pro-abortion feminists are at it again. This time, they infiltrated a Catholic Church in Strasbourg, France to protest a speech by Pope Francis to the European Parliament.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/26/topless-pro-abortion-feminists-protest-pope-francis-standing-on-altar-at-catholic-church/

 

The National Association of Pro-life Nurses announces its 2014-2015 scholarship for nursing students! Any pro-life nursing student currently enrolled in a nursing program is eligible to apply. For further details, go to nursesforlife.org “Take my hand, not my life.”


White House Visitor Logs Show Dozens of Visits by Top Abortion Activists
Last month the White House released their latest visitor log which reveals that the abortion industry has an open door to the Obama administration. The October 2014 update reveals that Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards visited the White House, officially , most recently June 26,2014.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/26/white-house-visitor-logs-show-dozens-of-visits-by-top-abortion-activists/

Compassion and Choices Used Name From Brittany Maynard Sympathy Card for Assisted Suicide Petition
A woman who says she signed a sympathy card for Brittany Maynard says the pro-assisted suicide group Compassion and Choices took her name from the card and placed it on a petition to legalize assisted suicide.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/26/compassion-and-choices-used-name-from-brittany-maynard-sympathy-card-for-assisted-suicide-petition/



Patient With Multiple Sclerosis Was Killed and Her Organs Harvested
So, this is where euthanasia leads, and how its values spread like a virus. Belgium permits euthanasia to be combined with organ harvesting. That odious couplng has now apparently spread to the Netherlands, where Dickey Ringeling, age 61, came down with a serious case of MS.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/26/patient-with-multiple-sclerosis-was-killed-and-her-organs-harvested/

Girl’s Priceless Response to Mom After Seeing Ultrasound of New Sibling: “You Ate the Baby?”
Having a baby is a gift and telling others about your new little bundle of joy often requires creativity. Such are the moments captured in this video compiled by America’s Funniest Home Videos. Although there are several creative baby announcements and funny responses we could highlight we have chosen number one.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/26/girls-priceless-response-to-mom-after-seeing-ultrasound-of-new-sibling-you-ate-the-baby/

Seven Newborn Babies Die in Refugee Camps After ISIS Drives Families From Their Homes
We learned on Monday that newborns have become some of the latest victims of ISIS evil. Deadly cold took the lives of seven infants last week in RUN Ministries‘ “Community of Hope” refugee camps. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/26/seven-newborn-babies-die-in-refugee-camps-after-isis-drives-families-from-their-homes/

VIDEO: “Adoption Saves Lives from Abortion, It Saved Mine”
In the United States, November is National Adoption Month and it’s a time to reflect on the life-saving work of adoption. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/26/video-adoption-saves-lives-from-abortion-it-saved-mine/



Tens of Thousands of Pro-Lifers Rally in Spain to Protest Abortion
Last Saturday, tens of thousands of people participated in a demonstration in Madrid protesting their government’s decision to end efforts to ban abortion except for cases of rape and incest.. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/26/tens-of-thousands-of-pro-lifers-rally-in-spain-to-protest-abortion/

Patients Like Brittany Maynard Need Hospice Info, Not Assisted Suicide
Did you know that November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month? http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/26/patients-like-brittany-maynard-need-hospice-info-not-assisted-suicide/



Did Britain Ban American Pro-Life Activist Bryan Kemper?
A columnist for a British newspaper has suggested banning Priests for Life Youth Director Bryan Kemper from the United Kingdom. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/26/did-britain-ban-american-pro-life-activist-bryan-kemper/

Key Sponsor of New Jersey Bill Legalizing Assisted Suicide Withdraws Support
New Jersey State Senator Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex), the powerful chairman of the Senate Health Committee who had been the prime sponsor of a doctor-prescribed suicide bill, announced that he has withdrawn his support for the measure. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/26/key-sponsor-of-new-jersey-bill-legalizing-assisted-suicide-withdraws-support/

27 “Pro-Choice” Ohio Democrats Vote Against Places Helping Women Choose Life
In theory, “pro-choice” supposedly means respecting the choice of pregnant women to carry their pregnancy to term or to have an abortion practitioner kill their baby in an abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/26/27-pro-choice-ohio-democrats-vote-against-places-helping-women-choose-life/

St. Louis Planned Parenthood Botches 27 Abortions in 5 Years, Another Woman Rushed to Hospital
For the twenty-seventh time in the past five years, an ambulance arrived at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on Forest Parkway in St. Louis, Missouri, and transported a woman to a local hospital. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/26/st-louis-planned-parenthood-botches-27-abortions-in-5-years-another-woman-rushed-to-hospital/

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant Drops Protecting Women From Dangerous Abortions
The announcement today that New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant is removing Regulation 84-20 comes as no surprise. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/26/new-brunswick-premier-brian-gallant-drops-protecting-women-from-dangerous-abortions/

 

 
   
   
 


 

Ambulance Transports 27th Woman from St. Louis Planned Parenthood Abortion Center

Ambulance Transports 27th Woman from St. Louis Planned Parenthood Abortion Center

November 26, 2014

St. Louis, MO – For the twenty-seventh time in the past five years, an ambulance arrived at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on Forest Parkway in St. Louis, Missouri, and transported a woman to a local hospital.

 

A mobile medical center nurse manager with ThriVe, who was on the scene at the time, snapped a series of photos of the incident, which took place between 2 and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

 

“Notice no lights or sirens [were] on while the ambulance is idling and upon leaving: typical of each incident,” she reported, noting also that the ambulances’ lights and sirens are routinely turned off before they get to the Planned Parenthood parking lot.

Heroic News: “What Down syndrome taught me about gratitude” plus 3 more

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What Down syndrome taught me about gratitude

“A couple of days after Kate was born, my husband received a note from a friend congratulating us on our new daughter. Before he ended his kind correspondence, his friend added: My wife and I have been praying to have a child with Down syndrome.”
Iowa Constitution Does Not Provide Any Right to Abortion

Thomas More Society-Omaha attorneys have filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief with the Iowa Supreme Court supporting the Iowa Board of Medicine’s decision to ban webcam abortions.
LGBT activist leader faces sex crimes charges involving teen

A founder of the Human Rights Campaign, an influential gay advocacy group that has begun targeting Catholic bishops for protests, has been arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a teen boy in Oregon.
Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Argued Abortion as Economic Benefit

In case we needed another reason to be frustrated with Jonathan Gruber, America’s infamous Obamacare architect who insulted our intelligence, he also once argued that abortion has helped improve our nation’s economy and social environment.

Thanksgiving trivia

Dear Friends

Most Americans know that the Pilgrims celebrated a Thanksgiving feast in 1621.

You may also know that individual states celebrated days of thanksgiving on different days on the calendar — until President Lincoln called for a national day of Thanksgiving to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November in 1863.

But I learned something new while working on the American Catholic Almanac…
Did you know that a Spaniard by the name of Pedro Menendez de Aviles celebrated a feast of Thanksgiving centered on a Mass with the Timucua Indians on September 8, 1565, in St. Augustine, Florida? 

They dined on bean soup 56 years before the celebration in Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts!

But then…

Another Catholic feast of Thanksgiving happened in Texas — again before the Pilgrims. Don Juan de Oñate declared April 30, 1598, to be a “Day of Thanksgiving” and it was also commemorated with the holy sacrifice of the Mass.

We give thanks for all the early Americans and for our ancestors in the Faith.

and for whoever decided on turkey and gravy over bean soup!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at CV. 

English: Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avi...
English: Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (1819-1574) by Francisco de Paula Martí (1762-1827) Français : L’amiral espagnol Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (1819-1574) par Francisco de Paula Marti Mora (1761-1827) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Brian

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Spirit and Life: 3 Pro-Life Reasons for Giving Thanks

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3 Pro-Life Reasons for Giving Thanks

As we approach Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to offer three reasons to be grateful from a pro-life perspective. Here and abroad, the pro-life movement has made great gains as more people engage in the fight to defend life, faith, family, and marriage.

  1. As it stands today, not one United Nations treaty mentions abortion, and abortion has never been established as a “human right” by any international European treaty. It’s for this reason that I am extremely thankful for HLI’s Special Consultative Status at the UN. We are now poised to voice concerns at a global level. With increasing pressure from abortion advocates like the Center for Reproductive Rights, Marie Stopes International, and International Planned Parenthood Federation, it’s imperative to strengthen pro-life defenses, especially through UN channels.
  2. The “War on Women” canard supposedly waged by people of faith has been exposed for what it really is: an illusion. In fact, given the harm suffered by women who have abortions or who use hormonal birth control, this entire narrative was backwards. It would be premature to say that the defeat of so many pro-abortion politicians in this last election is a great victory for life and family, but it is certainly good news asit gives all pro-life citizens incentive to directly reach out to our representatives and let them know what we expect of them. As more people reject the cynical politics of the “War on Women,” we have more opportunities to educate them  about the harm done by supposedly “essential medicine” that is ruining so many lives. What a blessing to witness the pro-life impact from the actions of defenders of Life who keep the conversation alive in all spheres of influence, affirming and defending the Truth about the abortion industry’s deceptions against humanity.
  3. Another reason to give thanks is the growing activism in defense of Life. Grassroots efforts to organize and march draw much-needed attention to pro-life issues, just as I’ve witnessed when meeting those who attend HLI’s pro-life conferences around the world. Just last week, tens of thousands marched in Madrid, protesting the government’s lack of action to restrict the availability of abortion. Over 2,500 marched for life in September in Switzerland to defend the right to life of those children diagnosed with Down Syndrome in the womb. Pro-life and pro-family warriors recently mobilized in Nairobi with peaceful demonstrations to counter the media’s increasing promotion of Western anti-life values. These courageous efforts to share the Gospel of Life are cause to give thanks as more people mobilize to create life-loving communities that honor and protect humanity at all ages.

In my travels around the world, I see signs of hope even among many situations that appear to be worsening. A global awareness is emerging among those who have endured cultures that harbor and promote evil. People are waking up to the consequences of the rejection of God and His law, and advocating for Truth, and doing so more and more often in public.

We must also acknowledge all the pro-life advocates and organizations who have supported and collaborated with HLI here in the U.S. and around the world. I would be remiss on this national holiday if I did not thank many of our new and old friends who, in the face of opposition, work tirelessly in defense of life and family on state, national, and international levels. On behalf of the pro-life missionaries of HLI, I wish to personally thank our benefactors for their prayers and sacrifice, affirming that HLI’s mission exists for the glory of God.

This Thanksgiving, please be assured of my prayers for abundant blessings and grace to you and yours!

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Father Shenan J. Boquet

President, Human Life International


by Denise Hunnell, M.D.

Since the beginning there has never been any intimation that Woman was a lesser creature. Adam and Eve were distinct in their genders but equal in their dignity. Both were fully created in the image of God.

Unfortunately, the current culture rejects this equality and views the fullness of femininity as a curse. In order to succeed women are pushed to reject their own biology and try to make themselves more like men. Nowhere is this more evident than the modern approach to fertility and maternity.

For example, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation claims it is working to empower women and fighting maternal mortality. Yet their solution is to invest over one billion dollars into contraceptives for sub-Saharan Africa. The clear implication is that these women cannot thrive with their fertility intact. Instead of “fixing” the women, why not address  root causes of mortality such as poorly trained medical personnel, inadequate medical facilities, lack of clean water, and diminished educational opportunities for women? Why does the Gates Foundation instead choose to attack natural female biology and introduce toxic contraceptives that double the risk of HIV transmission and increase the risk of breast cancer? Introducing these health risks in an area that is already suffering from an inadequate medical infrastructure is not an empowering proposition.
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A Knights of Columbus sign at the March For Life.

A Knights of Columbus sign at the March For Life. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

[Video] Feast Day of Saint John Berchmans, Patron of Altar Boys

Son of a shoemaker, and one of five children, three of whom entered religious life. John had great devotion to his position as an altar boy. He spent much of his time caring for his mother, who was in poor health. Jesuit noviate in 1616, deciding to become a Jesuit after reading the life of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. Student at the Jesuit College at Malines, Belgium. Studied philosophy in Rome. John had a dream of helping and teaching multi-lingual migrants, and he studied all the chief languages of Europe. He wanted to work in China after ordination. He died of unknown causes following his participation in a public debate defending the faith, and while clutching his rosary, crucifix, and rules of his order; he did not live to be ordained.
John Berchmans was not noted for extraordinary feats of holiness or austerity, nor did he found orders or churches or work flashy miracles. He made kindness, courtesy, and constant fidelity an important part of his holiness. The path to holiness can lie in the ordinary rather than the extraordinary.

 
 
 
 
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Reflection for 11/26/14

São João Berchmans

São João Berchmans (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

http://youtu.be/XhYavVskIEY

http://www.apostleshipofpra­yer.org

 

 

From CMMB: What am I thankful for? You.

CMMB volunteer Jenny Jordan at work in Peru
Dear Friends,

I am thankful for you this Thanksgiving week.

Without you, we would not have have been able to place medical volunteers, like Jenny Jordan (above), in distressed communities around the world.

I am thankful that, with your help, we are able to supply local communities with water purification sachets.  Every week, 27,000 children die from unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation.

One sachet, which is the size of a credit card, can rid 2.5 gallons of water of bacteria, viruses, other diseases that cause diarrhea, and heavy metals.

Think about what 100 sachets could do for a family without clean water?

Would you consider a gift of $100 today?  If you make a gift contribution today, the amount will be matched one-to-one.

$100, when matched, could provide a family in South Sudan with enough sachets for 500 gallons of safe, clean water.

Women, children, and their communities are living healthier lives because of you and for that, I am thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Bruce Wilkinson
President & CEO


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