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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Friday, November 21, 2014

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• Thousands of Pro-Lifers Support Duggar Family, Tell TLC to Keep “19 Kids and Counting”
• Woman: I Talked to My Unborn Baby and “Made Peace With It” Before Aborting
• Mother Dies Just After Birth, Sacrificed Her Life to Save Her Baby
• Planned Parenthood Letter: Abortion Won’t Threaten Your Relationship With God

More Pro-Life News
• Catholic Bishops: Shut Down Government to Stop Obamacare’s Abortion Funding
• Two Women Facing Terminal Brain Disease Two Profoundly Different Legacies
• Activist: Abortion is Okay Because Some Women Just Don’t Want to Be Pregnant
• After Hobby Lobby Ruling, Obama Admin Still Forcing Religious Employers to Obey HHS Mandate
• Cecile Richards Says Aborting My Baby “Wasn’t a Difficult Decision”
• This Pro-Life Sand Castle May be the Most Amazing Sand Castle You’ve Ever Seen

• Ben Carson: “Founding Fathers Would Turn Over in Their Graves” if They Saw Pro-Abortion America Today

• When Doctors Tell You Your Baby May Have Down Syndrome, That Info May be Misleading
• Forced to Sell Abortion Drugs? Pharmacists in Court to Challenge Washington Law
• New Pro-Life Sort Film Offers Unique View on the Reality of Abortion

• Mail-Order Abortions? Activists Break the Law to Sell Women Abortion Pills Online
• Ohio Health Department Allows Abortion Clinic to Violate Law to Stay Open
• New Orleans City Council Passes Resolution Honoring Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
• Ohio Planned Parenthood Abortion Referral Clinic Closes

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Thousands of Pro-Lifers Support Duggar Family, Tell TLC to Keep “19 Kids and Counting”
In the wake of a petition demanding that the cable television channel TLC cancel “19 Kids and Counting” because of the Duggar Family’s pro-life and Christian views, thousands of pro-life people have signed a counter petition supporting them.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/thousands-of-pro-lifers-support-duggar-family-tell-tlc-to-keep-19-kids-and-counting/

Woman: I Talked to My Unborn Baby and “Made Peace With It” Before Aborting
A Planned Parenthood worker who got pregnant and chose to have an abortion said the following: “I felt this entity within me, flooding me with immense strength and love… While pregnant, there was also the feeling that I was never alone. I spent a lot of time lying on my bed with my hand on my belly letting the buzz of contentment vibrate through me….”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:

http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/planned-parenthood-staffer-i-talked-to-my-unborn-baby-and-made-peace-with-it-before-aborting/



Mother Dies Just After Birth, Sacrificed Her Life to Save Her Baby
A Colorado woman lost her life because of an amniotic fluid embolism after giving birth to her second child. According to the Mayo Clinic, an amniotic fluid embolism is a rare but serious condition that occurs when amniotic fluid — the fluid that surrounds a baby in the uterus during pregnancy — or fetal material, such as hair, enters the maternal bloodstream.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/mother-dies-just-before-birth-sacrificed-her-life-to-save-her-baby/

Planned Parenthood Letter: Abortion Won’t Threaten Your Relationship With God
The Planned Parenthood abortion business has frequently employed a clergy council to attempt to justify abortion to Christians and the religious community. In June, LifeNews exposed how the abortion giant issued a pastoral letter claiming the Bible justifies abortions.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/planned-parenthood-letter-abortion-wont-threaten-your-relationship-with-god/

 

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.”


Catholic Bishops: Shut Down Government to Stop Obamacare’s Abortion Funding
The nation’s Catholic bishops are so upset about taxpayer funding of abortions in Obamacare they are urging a shutdown of the federal government so the issue can be addressed.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/catholic-bishops-shut-down-government-to-stop-obamacares-abortion-funding/

Two Women Facing Terminal Brain Disease Two Profoundly Different Legacies
I am convinced that anyone who read our stories about Brittany Maynard would come away knowing two things. We were deeply respectful of what she was going through and the enormous impact her terminal brain disease had on this young woman and her family.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/two-women-facing-terminal-brain-disease-two-profoundly-different-legacies/



Activist: Abortion is Okay Because Some Women Just Don’t Want to Be Pregnant
In October 2013, Jessica Valenti, a pro-abortion writer for The Guardian, opened up about her own abortion experience. Without mentioning the word “abortion” once, Valenti shares how ending the life of her unborn child was incredibly difficult because she always wanted a sibling for her daughter, Layla.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/activist-abortion-is-okay-because-some-women-just-dont-want-to-be-pregnant/

After Hobby Lobby Ruling, Obama Admin Still Forcing Religious Employers to Obey HHS Mandate
The Supreme Court may have sided with Hobby Lobby in its case against the Obama administration over the pro-abortion HHS mandate, but one leading pro-life group says the Obama administration’s religious discrimination continues.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/after-hobby-lobby-ruling-obama-admin-still-forcing-religious-employers-to-obey-hhs-mandate/

Cecile Richards Says Aborting My Baby “Wasn’t a Difficult Decision”
The head of the nation’s biggest abortion business recently doubled down on her claim that aborting her own child “wasn’t a difficult decision.”. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/cecile-richards-says-aborting-my-baby-wasnt-a-difficult-decision/

This Pro-Life Sand Castle May be the Most Amazing Sand Castle You’ve Ever Seen
A sand sculpture created at an event in Florida captures the miracle of a human baby! Artists from as far away as the Philippines competed in the 5th annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition on Nov. 14-18. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/this-pro-life-sand-castle-may-be-the-most-amazing-sand-castle-youve-ever-seen/



Ben Carson: “Founding Fathers Would Turn Over in Their Graves” if They Saw Pro-Abortion America Today
One week ago news outlets were reporting Dr. Ben Carson had put his hat in the ring for the U.S. presidency. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/ben-carson-founding-fathers-would-turn-over-in-their-graves-if-they-saw-pro-abortion-america-today/

When Doctors Tell You Your Baby May Have Down Syndrome, That Info May be Misleading
In a previous article, I spoke about the pressure that doctors often put on the parents of disabled unborn babies to abort. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/when-doctors-tell-you-your-baby-may-have-down-syndrome-that-info-may-be-misleading/



Forced to Sell Abortion Drugs? Pharmacists in Court to Challenge Washington Law
Yesterday afternoon in Portland, Oregon, the owners of Olympia based Ralph’s Thriftway were be in front of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals defending their right not to sell Plan B, a drug that causes early term abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/forced-to-sell-abortion-drugs-pharmacists-in-court-to-challenge-washington-law/

New Pro-Life Sort Film Offers Unique View on the Reality of Abortion
“You have to do what’s best for you,” an interrogator says in a room that looks like a police station. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/new-pro-life-sort-film-offers-unique-view-on-the-reality-of-abortion/

Mail-Order Abortions? Activists Break the Law to Sell Women Abortion Pills Online
Thirteen years ago, a ship sailed from Scheveningen, a Dutch town where Nazis once imprisoned resistance fighters. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/mail-order-abortions-activists-break-the-law-to-sell-women-abortion-pills-online/

Ohio Health Department Allows Abortion Clinic to Violate Law to Stay Open
The Ohio Health Department is coming under fire today for allowing a Planned Parenthood abortion business to stay open and to get around a state law to remain in business. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/ohio-health-department-allows-abortion-clinic-to-violate-law-to-stay-open/

New Orleans City Council Passes Resolution Honoring Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
Apparently the New Orleans City Council thinks aborting future residents of the Big Easy is a good thing. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/new-orleans-city-council-passes-resolution-honoring-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz/

Ohio Planned Parenthood Abortion Referral Clinic Closes
On October 31, a Planned Parenthood abortion facility shut down in southwest Ohio. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/11/21/ohio-planned-parenthood-abortion-referral-clinic-closes/

   
   
 


 


spiritlife

The abortion industry has begun to rebrand themselves, going from language of “pro-choice” to claims that abortion is good. Just last week, a pro-abortion author released a book aimed to sway public opinion about abortion, with the accompanying support from the media, including a Time Magazine article called “6 Myths about Abortion.” Our own Stephen Phelan and Krista Schmid Thomas refute the first of these “myths” with the article below, “Murder is Good?”

Our mission continues: HLI’s missionaries are working hard to defend life and family as you’ll read in our informative pieces on Malawi Under Siege, the successful March for Life in Zurich in support of Down syndrome babies, and how pro-abortion organizations are threatening to amend India’s 1971 Pregnancy Law, a serious threat to the sanctity of life and family.

There’s still much work to do to build a Culture of Life. May your continued prayers and support change hearts and mind to embrace the Gospel of Life!

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Father Shenan J. Boquet

President, Human Life International


by Stephen Phelan and Krista Schmid Thomas

Last week’s Time Magazine expose, 6 Myths About Abortion, is part of the abortion industry’s rebranding effort, as they seek to move away from the always-false “pro-choice” language toward the more diabolically honest pro-abortion approach. Hence the need to do away with certain facts that are inconvenient for the pro-abortion crowd, recasting them as “myths.”

In examining the first “myth,” the claim that the Bible forbids abortion, author Katha Pollitt rather quickly betrays her actual intent – to get Christians to look away from the Bible: “It shouldn’t matter what the Bible says about abortion…he [Jesus] said nothing about abortion. Neither did Saint Paul, or the other New Testament authors, or any of the later authors whose words were interpolated into the original texts.”

Not being a biblical scholar, Pollitt misses the most obvious Biblical admonition, actually a Commandment, that remains central for most of the civilized world, regardless of whether they consider the Bible for their moral direction: ‘Thou shalt not kill’ (Exodus 20:13). The taking of innocent life applies to unborn babies, those scientifically-recognized human beings at the earliest stage of life, as it does to the elderly or disabled. -more-


Malawi Under Siege
by Emil Hagamu

Malawi, a southeastern African country of 13 million people, is waking up. Targeted by Western organizations for “family planning” goals that are conceived in New York, Brussels, and London, Malawi and many other African countries increasingly find themselves having to look into the mouths of gift horses from the “developed” world. The elites who cite the need to reduce maternal mortality often seem to have only one solution – preventing motherhood, by any means necessary. I have seen first-hand Malawi’s life-loving culture, Malawians appreciate God’s gift of children. -more-


by Johannes Bucher

march for life, zurich, down syndrome, 2014

In spite of growing anti-life opposition, about 2,500 pro-life faithful mobilized for the March for Life in Zurich on September 20, 2014, drawing attention to the right to life of every unborn child, especially those with Down Syndrome.
Such public pro-life marches require police protection in German-speaking countries. Over recent years, threats by anti-life demonstrators have become more violent and more blasphemous. At times it appears that the police, possibly on orders from politicians, do very little to block anti-life demonstrators from intimidating pro-life participants who march in peace. -more

by HLI Staff

India, pregnancy act, abortion, baby Persistent lobbying efforts by pro-abortion organizations have led to proposed legislation to amend India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (MTP), originally enacted in 1971. If passed, the law will allow abortion up to 24 weeks gestation and grant midwives and homeopaths the right to perform abortions.

HLI-Goa and other pro-life advocates have vehemently protested India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s proposed bill. Milagres Pereira, director of Human Life International’s affiliate in Goa, India, cites serious threats to the sanctity of life and family in the proposed amendments. -more


Hell is for Real

THERE is one terrible truth in Christianity that in our times, even more than in previous centuries, arouses implacable horror in the heart of man. That truth is of the eternal pains of hell. At the mere allusion to this dogma, minds become troubled, hearts tighten up and tremble, passions become rigid and inflamed against the doctrine and the unwelcome voices that proclaim it.”

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PUBLISHED IN: | ON NOVEMBER 21ST, 2014 |


Tribulation Times

November 21, 2014

(Rev 11:19) And the temple of God was opened in heaven: and the ark of his testament was seen in his temple. And there were lightnings and voices and an earthquake and great hail. (Rev 12:1) And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.

UDAYTON: A Meditation on the Feast of the Presentation of Mary by Rev. Matthew R. Mauriello

ALETEIA: When the Virgin Mary Appeared in France

VIA A MOMENT WITH MARY: Catholics are not Inventing Anything New in Venerating Mary

The oldest prayer addressed directly to the Virgin Mary, Sub tuum praesidium, was found near Alexandria on an Egyptian Coptic papyrus, which, according to many scholars, dates back to the 3rd century AD. This prayer is older than the Ave Maria by several centuries.

This prayer, written in Greek, is a request for intercession, an urgent appeal to the Virgin Mary, from an early Christian community that lived in a time of great danger:

“We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.”

History attests that Catholics, in venerating Mary and seeking to imitate her, are not inventing anything new, but are simply continuing to do what Christians have always done.

VIA A MOMENT WITH MARY: A Woman of Superhuman Majesty

One night when Saint Gregory the Wonderworker was pondering the doctrine of the faith, an old man appeared before him. Startled, Gregory stood up and asked: “Who are you and what do you want?” The stranger told him that he had been sent by God to enlighten his doubts and reveal the truth of faith to him.

Gregory hesitated, torn between joy and fear, until the apparition outstretched his hand as if pointing in the opposite direction. Gregory turned and saw a woman of superhuman majesty. Unable to stand the light that emanated from her, he lowered his eyes. Then he heard the two visitors discuss the question that had been preoccupying him.

From this conversation, Gregory gained a true knowledge of the faith, but was also able to identify his two heavenly visitors: he heard the woman pressing John the Evangelist to disclose to him the mystery of faith, and John answered that he was ready to do so, since this was the pleasure of the Mother of God.

When the Virgin Mary and Saint John had left, Gregory rushed off to write down the teaching from Heaven. This testimony is the oldest that has been documented and dates back to the third century.

The Desert Fathers: sayings of the Early Christian Monks: Discretion

111. Another hermit said, ‘A man ought always to be working at something in his cell. If he is busy with the psalms, the devil comes to him day after day but finds no resting-place there; even if he succeeds in conquering him and taking him prisoner, God’s spirit often comes to him again. But if we are sinners and do not let God’s spirit come to us, he will leave us alone.’


Prayer request?  Send an email to: PrayerRequest3@aol.com

This month’s archive can be found at: http://www.catholicprophecy.info/news2.html.


By MATT HADRO/CNA/EWTN NEWS | WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops are imploring Congress to enact stronger medical conscience protections against state abortion laws by passing the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act. “We want to underscore the increasingly…   Read more

 

Open Your Heart to Christ (1 of 4)

Open Your Heart to Christ
(4-part series on the graces of serving Christ in our brothers and sisters)
 

 
1) “Awe and Wonder in God’s Presence” (1 of 4)
 
Whenever you spend time serving Jesus in your brothers and sisters, especially in those who are most in need, God confers a multitude of graces upon your soul. What are some of these graces? (there are certainly many more than these)
 
a) Awe and wonder in God’s Presence in your brother or sister
 
b) Greater reverence and love for every person created in God’s divine image and likeness
 
c) Reception of blessings from the pure vessel of a poor and empty heart
 
d) The priceless opportunity to give yourself to God in others by humble charity.
 
Christian ministry to Christ in the poor (cf. Matthew 25: “whatever you did to the least of my brothers, you did it to me”) is not just a secularized humanitarian form of service. It is rather a whole-hearted embrace of the Presence of the Lord dwelling within people, and of persons themselves for Christ’s sake. This first involves acknowledging with the eyes of faith that your sister or brother is one of your own kin, part of your family (the one human family), and part of GOD’S Family.
 
Your neighbor is “a presence of Christ” on earth, and so after your own relationship to God in prayer we are called to a very important “being with” our brethren in a spirit of grateful solidarity, selflessness, and availability. This includes spending time with people, smiling and welcoming them, making them feel “at home” with you, being present to them, listening attentively to them and *their* “love story” with God (including the trials!), learning more about them and how God is alive and working in their life, affirming them in their humanity as they are now with all their shortcomings and failures, and encouraging and challenging them forward toward ever greater union with the Lord in humble, joyful love.
 
For whenever we truly encounter another person in love, Christ encounters us through them, and so we also encounter Christ in a new and deeper way.
 
+Br. Philip Maria Allen, CFR
St. Felix Friary
Yonkers, NY, USA
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(c)Mary TV 2014

 

J.M.J

November 21, 2014

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

October 25, 1996 “Dear children! Today I invite you to open yourselves to God the Creator, so that He changes you. Little children, you are dear to me. I love you all and I call you to be closer to me and that your love towards my Immaculate Heart be more fervent. I wish to renew you and lead you with my Heart to the Heart of Jesus, which still today suffers for you and calls you to conversion and renewal. Through you, I wish to renew the world. Comprehend, little children, that you are today the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Little children, I invite you and I love you and in a special way implore: Convert!” Thank you for having responded to my call.”

 

This is another remarkable message given to us long ago. Our Lady shows a bit of her plan in this message. It is a simple plan, one that depends on the free response of each individual she calls.

 

First she invites us to open to God the Creator. She calls us to an act of faith. God exists, and therefore we want to know Him. We want to enter into dialogue with Him. We want to trust Him enough to let Him into our life.

 

She tells us if we do this, God will change us. Meeting God, speaking with God will always change us. He is our Creator. His love is powerful. To encounter Him is to risk losing the status quo of our existence. It means that we may have to set our own self aside, and let Him be #1. That is a huge change. A titanic change for each one of us. It is a coup at the center of our being. If we let God in, He will take up His place as the King in our hearts. It is really risky! Can we do it?

 

Well Our Lady sweetens the deal by telling us that we are dear to her, she loves us and she wants us to be close to her. Who wouldn’t want that? She is Mother! She is love. But she adds that if we draw close to her she will lead us to Jesus, our suffering Savior, who will – guess what – CHANGE US! Yes He will call us to conversion and renewal. So far the plan is going only one way, to the overthrow of our hearts and a new regime in our lives. God will be #1, and Jesus will lead us to change everything in our lives, so that we are oriented toward God as our #1!

 

Challenging as this may seem, there is a side effect to our opening to God. Our Lady tells us that if we do make this big change, we will renew the world! “Through you, I wish to renew the world. Comprehend, little children, that you are today the salt of the earth and the light of the world.” Converted and changed, we will become the catalysts of change in the world. Our witness will draw others, and soon God will be #1 in every heart and every family, city, country and continent. The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart.

 

So she implores us to CONVERT!

 

On this beautiful feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple, when she gave herself entirely to God, Our Lady leads us by example. She gave all to God, making Him #1 in her life completely. And through her gift of self to the Lord, the Father was able to give Jesus to her and through her to all of us. This is our model, our example. She can lead us to do the same. She has been there and done that!! May we follow her with total trust and joy! This is an invitation we want to accept!

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2014

 

 

 

 

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