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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Friday, October 24, 2014

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Top Stories
• Doctors Said Their Son Had Down Syndrome and Hydrocephalus and Would Die, Then This Happened
• Lesbian Woman Victimized by Rape Has No Regrets Not Having an Abortion
• Future Abortion Doctor: “Seeing an Arm Being Pulled Through the Vaginal Canal Was Shocking”
• Courageous Pregnant Mom With Cancer Refuses Cancer Treatment and Abortion

More Pro-Life News
• Man Pleads Not Guilty to Killing His Pregnant Girlfriend and Her 9-Month-Old Unborn Baby
• I Lost My Daughter to Suicide: A Nurse’s Response to Brittany Maynard’s Decision to Kill Herself
• Can Someone Who is an Atheist be Pro-Life on Abortion?
• She Was Told Her Son Would Be a Vegetable, Now He’s Graduating From College
• Professor Uses Music Therapy to Help Premature Babies Thrive in the NICU
• Congressman Charges Obama Officials with Aiding China’s Forced Abortions

• My Son With Down Syndrome is Not a Burden to His Family

• How a Baby Was Saved Outside a Local Abortion Clinic Will Blow Your Mind
• Top 10 Ways Media Spin Abortion as ‘Moral,’ ‘Social Good’
• Washington D.C. City Council Tries to Force Pro-Life Groups to Pay For Abortions

• Ad Tells North Carolina Voters: Thank Kay Hagan for Funding Abortions With Your Money
• New $9 Million Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic in Queens Expects Big Business
• Ohio Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Put on Notice: Obey the Law or Shut Down



Doctors Said Their Son Had Down Syndrome and Hydrocephalus and Would Die, Then This Happened
When Brian and Karen Wolman found out they were pregnant with their third child, they couldn’t be happier. But an ultrasound showed that not only did their baby boy have Down syndrome, he also had Hydrocephalus.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/10/24/doctors-said-their-son-had-down-syndrome-and-hydrocephalus-and-would-die-then-this-happened/

Lesbian Woman Victimized by Rape Has No Regrets Not Having an Abortion
Michelle (not her real name) had lived a life full of pain. Her father had shot and killed himself right before her eyes. And her mother, disagreeing with Michelle’s lifestyle, didn’t speak to her anymore.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/10/24/lesbian-woman-victimized-by-rape-has-no-regrets-not-having-an-abortion/



Future Abortion Doctor: “Seeing an Arm Being Pulled Through the Vaginal Canal Was Shocking”
Men and women who are considering providing abortions as a career must overcome their natural revulsion to witnessing violence. They must silence their consciences and prepare themselves to participate in the destruction of human life on a daily basis.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/10/24/future-abortion-doctor-seeing-an-arm-being-pulled-through-the-vaginal-canal-was-shocking/

Courageous Pregnant Mom With Cancer Refuses Cancer Treatment and Abortion
A pregnant mom in Rhode Island knows what sacrifice means. She served her country by serving in the military and now she is willing to sacrifice her own life not just for her country but for her own unborn child.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/10/24/courageous-pregnant-mom-with-cancer-refuses-cancer-treatment-and-abortion/

 



Man Pleads Not Guilty to Killing His Pregnant Girlfriend and Her 9-Month-Old Unborn Baby
After blowing kisses through the window of the police car to the family of his alleged victims on Wednesday, on Thursday Gabriel Vega pleaded not guilty to seven charges surrounding the fire that claimed the life of Vanessa Milligan and her unborn baby. Milligan, 19, was nine months pregnant.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/10/24/man-pleads-not-guilty-to-killing-his-pregnant-girlfriend-and-her-9-month-old-unborn-baby/

I Lost My Daughter to Suicide: A Nurse’s Response to Brittany Maynard’s Decision to Kill Herself
Do assisted suicide supporters really expect doctors and nurses to be able to assist the suicide of one patient, then go on to care for a similar patient who wants to live, without this having an effect on their ethics or their empathy?

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/10/24/i-lost-my-daughter-to-suicide-a-nurses-response-to-brittany-maynards-decision-to-kill-herself/

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Can Someone Who is an Atheist be Pro-Life on Abortion?
The fact of the matter is that most pro-life people have a religious faith. Catholics and evangelicals are strongly pro-life on abortion in the United States. But, can someone who is an atheist be pro-life on the human rights issue of our time?

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/10/24/can-someone-who-is-an-atheist-be-pro-life-on-abortion/

She Was Told Her Son Would Be a Vegetable, Now He’s Graduating From College
In 1975, Frankie MacQueen was born with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that causes impairment of motor function due to brain injury or abnormal development of the brain. Most cases of cerebral palsy are diagnosed before the age of one; and only two percent of all cases are believed to be due to a genetic cause.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/10/24/she-was-told-her-son-would-be-a-vegetable-now-hes-graduating-from-college/

Professor Uses Music Therapy to Help Premature Babies Thrive in the NICU
An ever-increasing number of babies survive birth at earlier and earlier stages of prematurity. This welcome outcome is due in no small part to the development of specialized, neonatal “NICU” hospital units. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/10/24/professor-uses-music-therapy-to-help-premature-babies-thrive-in-the-nicu/

Congressman Charges Obama Officials with Aiding China’s Forced Abortions
Pictures of mothers and their forcibly aborted babies ricochet across the Internet. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/10/24/congressman-charges-obama-officials-with-aiding-chinas-forced-abortions/

My Son With Down Syndrome is Not a Burden to His Family
It’s not unusual to hear people talk about aborting their baby with Down syndrome because it is the “merciful” thing to do. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/10/24/my-son-with-down-syndrome-is-not-a-burden-to-his-family/

How a Baby Was Saved Outside a Local Abortion Clinic Will Blow Your Mind
So what does valet parking have to do with saving lives? More than you might expect! You’ll find out in a moment … in a story that shows how creative God can be when using your presence at a 40 Days for Life vigil. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/10/24/how-a-baby-was-saved-outside-a-local-abortion-clinic-will-blow-your-mind/

Top 10 Ways Media Spin Abortion as ‘Moral,’ ‘Social Good’
A new book – a gospel of responsibility-free sex – defines abortion as “right,” “good” and “moral.” It’s what’s “best for kids” and it’s all about a woman’s “unalienable right” to pursue happiness. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/10/24/top-10-ways-media-spin-abortion-as-moral-social-good/

Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event? Don’t have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact LifeNews at news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.


Washington D.C. City Council Tries to Force Pro-Life Groups to Pay For Abortions
Alliance Defending Freedom and six other pro-life organizations sent the Council of the District of Columbia a letter Thursday arguing that a proposed bill violates federal law by forcing the groups to provide elective abortion coverage through their insurance plans and employ those who live and act contrary to the organizations’ pro-life mission. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/10/24/washington-d-c-city-council-tries-to-force-pro-life-groups-to-pay-for-abortions/

Ad Tells North Carolina Voters: Thank Kay Hagan for Funding Abortions With Your Money
A new television commercial has a message for voters in North Carolina: they can thank pro-abortion Senator Kay Hagan for funding abortions with their tax dollars. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/10/24/ad-tells-north-carolina-voters-thank-kay-hagan-for-funding-abortions-with-your-money/

New $9 Million Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic in Queens Expects Big Business
Though abortions are significantly down in the U.S. as a whole, business is booming at Planned Parenthood. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/10/24/new-9-million-planned-parenthood-abortion-clinic-in-queens-expects-big-business/

Ohio Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Put on Notice: Obey the Law or Shut Down
An Ohio planned Parenthood abortion business has been put on notice by state officials that it needs to comply with a pro-life law the legislature approved to protect women’s health or it will be forced to close. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/10/24/ohio-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz-put-on-notice-obey-the-law-or-shut-down/

   
   
 


 


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Dear Britanny, I have brain cancer, too

I have lived through six years of constant turmoil, seizures, and headaches. I often changed hospitals and doctors every few months, seeking some morsel of hope for survival. Like Brittany, I do not want to die, nor do I want to suffer the likely outcome of this disease. I do not think anyone wants to die in this way. Brittany states relief that she does not have to die the way that it has been explained that she would – she can die “on her own terms.”
This short film raised $6 million for crisis pregnancy centers

A short pro-life film that raised almost $6 million for crisis pregnancy centers and won 15 international film festival awards, is today being launched on YouTube and available free of charge.
The tough truth about human egg freezing

Ambitious young women on Silicon Valley campuses are going to learn a hard life lesson.
Atheist and pro life?

The fact of the matter is that most pro-life people have a religious faith. Catholics and evangelicals are strongly pro-life on abortion in the United States. But, can someone who is an atheist be pro-life on the human rights issue of our time?
Pregnancy centers, not politics – the future of the pro-life movement

Amid the chilling dark chaos of a woman’s unwanted and unexpected pregnancy, a group of pro-life Catholics try to be a light to both the mother and the unborn child.
Marriage lifeline unlikely from Supreme Court

As the Supreme Court began this year’s term, it chose not to hear appeals of a number of lower court cases that had thrown out certain state laws upholding marriage as between one man and one woman. The decision not to hear these cases was a cause of disappointment by some who hoped the Supreme Court would reverse these decisions.
How a reproductive health pioneer was instantly converted by Humanae Vitae

As founders of an institute studying reproductive healthcare, Thomas and Susan Hilgers have seen the benefits that natural family planning can offer in the realms of health, sexuality and human relationships.

The Persecution From Within

 

WHEN I changed the format of my writings last week, there was no intention on my part to cease commenting on the Mass readings. In fact, as I told subscribers to the Now Word, I believe the Lord asked me to begin writing meditations on the Mass readings precisely because He is speaking to us through them, as prophecy now seems to be unfolding in real time. During the week of the Synod, it was incredible to read how, at the very same time that some Cardinals were proposing heresies as pastoral initiatives, St. Paul was affirming his absolute commitment to the Revelation of Christ in Tradition.

There are some who are disturbing you and wish to pervert the Gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel other than the one that we preached to you, let that one be accursed! (Gal 1:7-8)

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Abortion Clinic that Killed 50,000 Babies was Closed Using 4 Steps Outlined in New Book

Wichita, Kansas – Once known as Wichita Family Planning, a rundown abortion facility was the site of high drama during the Summer of Mercy in the summer of 1991.

As temperatures soared into triple digits, hundreds of men and women jammed the alley and parking lot surrounding the squatty brick structure that housed Wichita’s lesser-known abortion facility. The frustrated clinic administrator looked on, fumbling with the keys to the clinic’s door, anxious for the police to clear a path so she could begin her scheduled day of child-killing.

 

At one point police officers mounted on horseback, also frustrated with the resolute crowd that steadfastly refused to disperse as long as innocent lives were at risk, drove their horses into the helpless crowd of praying Christians even as they lifted their voices to heaven in prayer and hymns.


spiritlife

In the formation of conscience the Word of God is the light for our path; we must assimilate it in faith and prayer and put it into practice. We must also examine our conscience before the Lord’s Cross. We are assisted by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, aided by the witness or advice of others and guided by the authoritative teaching of the Church. – Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1785

As I travel this week to speaking engagements in Big Bear, California, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I find myself further affirmed in proclaiming the Word of God to light the path for Jesus’ followers in a world darkened by the Culture of Death.

Whether I’m traveling in the U.S. or overseas, I see a great many people thirsting for Truth, desiring to be nourished in the Faith through proper formation in light of scripture and Church teaching. Truth can never be compromised; sin can never be justified. When the Gospel of Life is proclaimed against the sinfulness of abortion, contraception, cohabitation, euthanasia, and same-sex unions, people find themselves empowered to live the life that Christ desires of his followers. This, in turn, builds healthy, God-centered marriages, families and societies.
Proclaiming the Truth is our focus at Human Life International no matter where our missionary travels take us, as you’ll soon read about on our most recent missionary trip to Taiwan. Dr. Brian Clowes, Dr. Ligaya Acosta, and I taught intense faith formation sessions, which will organize and equip pro-life leaders for the next Asia Pacific Congress on Life, Faith and Family (ASPAC) in 2015. Bishops, priests, seminarians, and laity came together to learn how to be effective missionaries in the Culture of Life in Taiwanese communities.
I encourage you to pray fervently for all of our HLI Missionaries who, day after day, reach out to all people defending life, faith, and family. Together, we can provide the support necessary to bring people to the Truth in Christ.
Calling on the intercession of the great saint, John Paul II, let’s put the Word of God into practice against the evils that exist in the world today.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Father Shenan J. Boquet

President, Human Life International


by Krista Schmid Thomas

Missionary work, though a privilege, can be exhaustive, but time is of the essence as Dr. Ligaya Acosta, HLI Director of Asia and Oceania, attests. Promoting the value and beauty of every human person is imperative in countries gripped by secularism – where little or no protections exist to defend life and where religious freedom is non-existent.

Such is the case in Taiwan, where Dr. Acosta arrived on October 13 with HLI President Father J. Shenan Boquet. Dr. Brian Clowes, HLI’s Director for Research and Education, arrived two days later. Her previous missionary trip in May 2013 opened the doors for HLI to host the next Asia Pacific Congress on Life, Faith and Family (ASPAC) in November 2015 with the Chinese Regional Bishops Conference (CRBC). -more-

Faith Formation Spurs “New Evangelization” with Pro-Life Training in Taiwan

by HLI Staff Reports

A unified body of Latin American bishops, priests, and seminarians openly deplored the “culture of death” with an official proclamation at the Third Latin American Congress of Priests and Seminarians for Life (REDESSVIDA). The Proclamation of Guadalajara was read by Father Shenan J. Boquet, President of Human Life International (HLI) at the University Del Valle in Atemajac in Guadalajara, Mexico on October 10, 2014.
“This congress was a total success with an assembly of bishops, priests and seminarians focused on ways to effectively promote and defend life from conception to natural death,” said Mario Rojas, Director of HLI Latin America. “This congress presented an opportunity for many to embrace the challenge to oppose the anti-life agendas that threaten life and family – and to do so in a special proclamation that affirms the teachings of the Catholic Church.” -more-
Third Latin American Congress of Priests and Seminarians for Life REDESSVIDA 2014
From Ocean to Ocean

The worldwide pilgrimage of the traditional Christian icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the Black Madonna, will soon depart the United States for Mexico and the rest of Latin America. The coordinating organization, Human Life International (HLI), announced today the events in Phoenix, Arizona that will culminate in transfer of HLI’s custodianship to Father James Heyd, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and well known advocate for life and family. -more-

Real Estate for Life

 

 
Opus Bono Sacerdotii

Work for the Good of the Priesthood

Deacon

 

The term “laicization”, coined by a media bent on sensationalism instead of truth, has been so popularized that even some of our clergy use it to refer to dispensed priests who have lost the rights proper to the clerical state. In the documents for dispensation, there is always the reference to Canon Law, which states that a dispensed priest may not exercise any priestly ministry with the exception of granting Sacramental absolution in danger of death (Canons 976 and 986 paragraph 2). This Sacramental absolution can only be performed by a validly ordained priest, thus laicization of any priest, dispensed or not, is impossible!

The catechism states that ordination “confers an indelible spiritual character” which “cannot be “repeated or conferred temporarily” (CCC#1583). “The vocation and mission received on the day of his ordination mark him permanently” (CCC#1583). Ordination is done once and for all as are Baptism and Confirmation.

So why is it such a difficultly for lay people to give alms for the care of priests who are the most troubled, tempted, discouraged and suffering?

On behalf of the thousands of Catholic priests we care for at Opus Bono Sacerdotii, thank you.
Sincerely,

 

Joe
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DETROIT, Oct. 24, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — Hundreds of Michigan Pastors and Christian leaders gathered on the steps on the State Capital in Lansing, Michigan to hold a press conference in opposition to the growing movement within the Michigan Legislature to amend the State’s Civil Rights Act- Elliott Larson- to include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

“We, the undersigned Christian Pastors of the State of Michigan declare our opposition to adding sexual orientation, gender identity or other similar designation to the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.” — Pastor Doug Levesque, Immanuel Baptist Church, Corunna, Michigan, reading a pastor’s joint statement.

The Pastors said that legislation in other states that were allegedly intended to protect homosexuals actually ended up discriminating against people of faith, citing the recent case in Houston, Texas, where the sermons, notes, and text messages of pastors were subpoenaed by the mayor.

“The homosexual agenda is an anti-freedom movement which has led to the persecution of pastors and Christian business owners across the nation, whose freedom of speech and freedom of religion are being taken from them, under the guise of so called gay rights. There is nothing civil about that!”– Minister Stacy Swimp, President, National Christian Leadership Council

“Those wanting special rights for sexual orientation are seeking to rewrite the traditional moral fiber of our society.” — Tim Berlin, senior pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Warren

“I don’t know of another example of pastors’ sermons being subpoenaed, except for in Nazi Germany and Communist Russia. I find it ironic that the first example of that happening in America is from the LGBT community.” — Pastor R.B. Ouelette, First Baptist, Bridgeport, Michigan.

The pastors asserted that the job of the Michigan Legislature is to affirm and uphold constitutionally protected freedom for everyone – including business owners – not pass laws that grant special favors, give special status or guarantee special protections for some while coercing and punishing others.

Swimp concluded, “Let there be no doubt that, if you should decide to go forward with this grave injustice, I, every born again believer I know, as well as every pastor you see here today, shall disobey your unjust law. Here we stand, Black and White together, ready to go to jail!”

The press conference may be viewed here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7-0prPwxyk&feature=youtu.be



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