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whom can we compare thee, O Mother of grace and beauty? Thou art the
paradise of God; from thee issued forth the fountain of living water
that irrigates the whole earth. O, how many benefits thou hast bestowed
on the world by meriting to be so salutary a channel!”
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Suffer with Joy
June 16, 1994 After Communion 11:50a.m.
A prophet is without honor in his own town. Stay steadfast in Me and accept what I give you. It comes with greatest love. Have nothing but peace in your heart. The world may hate you one minute and love you the next minute. Remain in Me. I am there. I am consistently in love with you. I am all that you are absolutely sure of. I will never abandon you. I will never give you more than you can handle. Surrender your hearts to Me and to My mother. Give yourself entirely to Me and I will sustain you. I love you so, My precious ones.
Matt C. Abbott
January 30, 2010 A potpourri of pro-life items today…
Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic columnist with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, Media and Theatre from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Management from Triton College in River Grove, Ill. He has worked in the right-to-life movement and is a published writer focused on Catholic and social issues. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pro-life Groups and Leaders to Hold Prayer Vigil and Witness to Show Public Support For the CBS Decision to Air the Tim Tebow Pro-life Ad During the Super Bowl
NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /Christian Newswire/ — The Christian Defense Coalition, Expectant Mother Care and Generation Life to gather outside of the CBS headquarters in New York City on Tuesday, February 2, at 12:15 P.M.
The location is 51 West 52nd Street (Corner of 6th Ave. and 52nd Street) in midtown Manhattan.
These groups join with hundreds of thousands of Americans who have signed petitions and joined on line groups applauding the decision of CBS to air a pro-life ad featuring Tim Tebow and his mother Pam.
The pro-life organizations rip the National Organization for Women and other feminist groups who have shown disdain and open hostility toward women who choose to keep their children and refuse to have abortions.
Their hysterical rants and anger over this ad of a women simply sharing her own personal story to embrace life, shows these groups have no regard for either women or the concept of choice.
The pro-life organizations feel it is important to make a public show of support for CBS and personally thank them for not bowing to the pressure from fringe extremist groups that have little regard for women’s or human rights.
For more information or interviews call:
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 540.538.4741 202.547.1735
Chris Slattery at 914.224.5773 718.884.9210
|"The words I spoke to you are
spirit and life." (Jn 6:63)
Human Life International
Volume 05, Number 04 | Friday, January
|The Annual HLI Pilgrimage to
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dear Pro-Life Friends,
Registrations are to be done exclusively on the www.hlipilgrimages.com website
Can’t wait to see you
Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer,
A new type of Morning-After Pill is now available in Britain. It is Ulipristal and is reportedly "effective" up to five days after sexual intercourse. It is a chemical alteration of the older pills. The maker, HRA Pharma, admits that "alterations to the endometrium (lining of the womb) may also contribute to its efficiency". That is another way of saying that an already conceived child is prevented from implanting in the womb because the pill has hardened its lining and the embryonic baby dies at the end of its first week of life.
The Australian state of Victoria has voted in its Parliament to remove legal restrictions on abortion up to 24 weeks gestation. In practice, this degree of abortion has already been allowed even though abortion was still in the criminal code. This vote takes it out of the criminal code. Now doctors who conscientiously object to abortion may be subject to criminal penalties.
Some good news: The Congress of the Mexican state of Oaxaca has voted 31-6 to amend the state’s constitution. The wording is, "Every human being from the moment of fertilization enters under the protection of the law and is considered the same as one that has been born for all legal effects until his natural death." This is the sixteenth Mexican state to pass such an amendment in the past year. These have all happened since the Mexico DF (Mexico City) decriminalized abortion.
And: The Italian Health Ministry has reported that 70% of the Italian gynecologists now refuse to do abortions, and that the number continues to grow. In the region around Naples, 83% objected, in Sicily, 84%. Probably as a result of this, the total number of abortions over the last couple of years has dropped 3%.
Jerry Novotny, OMI
(Quote) Disregard for the sacred character of life in the womb weakens the very fabric of civilization. -Pope John Paul II
Lifeissues.net NEWSLETTER #459
January 31, 2010
(TABLE OF CONTENTS):
1. Critic denounces Guttmacher teen pregnancy study as ‘terribly simplistic’
2. Cardinal Ouellet defends the family as a child’s first teacher of love and life
3. New Data: Teen Pregnancy on the Rise, Abortions Too
4. Two Keys to a Happy Marriage
5. Japan: Suicides top 30,000 for 12th year
6. Embryos destroyed for ‘minor’ disorders
7. 50 years of the Pill
8. What scientists don’t tell you about abortion
9. Evangelical Pro-Life Spot To Air In Super Bowl
10. Life: Patrick Henry Hughes – YouTube
11. Bioethics: California’s Proposition 71 Failure
12. New Study: Heavily Tattooed Students More Prone to Deviant Behavior
(FOCUS ON ASIA): "What Is Poverty, Really? The Case of India" – Countries struggle with measuring the number of people living in poverty. Deciding which figure represents "poverty" is often left up to the individual. India provides an excellent example of the controversial nature of statistical estimates. India also serves as a good example since changes in the country’s poverty definition can add hundreds of millions to the global poverty population.
ITEM #1. Critic denounces Guttmacher teen pregnancy study as ‘terribly simplistic’
The Guttmacher Institute released a study on Jan. 26 claiming that abstinence-only education programs are to blame for a rise in teen pregnancies and abortions in 2006. However, abstinence education proponent Valerie Huber is denouncing the researchers’ conclusions as "terribly simplistic" and "disingenuous."
View full article at CNA:
ITEM #2. Cardinal Ouellet defends the family as a child’s first teacher of love and life
The Archbishop of Quebec, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, said last week that the family is a child’s first educator in the values of love and life. He noted that it is also primarily responsible for transmitting the faith to children, amidst today’s culture that often seeks to attack the basic unit of society.
View full article at CNA:
ITEM #3. New Data: Teen Pregnancy on the Rise, Abortions Too
Pregnancy rates among U.S. teenagers, which had been dropping since 1990, took an upturn in 2006, according to newly released data.
View full article at Time.com:
ITEM #4. Two Keys to a Happy Marriage
Almost every marriage starts out as a huge celebration. Together with their family and friends, each couple is full of hopes and dreams for their future life together. But the road to a happy marriage is far from easy. And as today’s divorce statistics demonstrate all too well, many couples opt not to complete the journey.
View full article at Family & Marriage & Relationships:
ITEM #5. Japan: Suicides top 30,000 for 12th year
Suicides increased again in 2009 amid the economic doldrums, staying above 30,000 for the 12th straight year, the National Police Agency said Tuesday in a preliminary report.
The total came to 32,753, the fifth most on record and up 504 from 2008, when the number fell by 844 from the year before. It has remained above 30,000 since 1998. Men accounted for 23,406 of the total and women 9,347.
View full article at The Japan Times:
ITEM #6. Embryos destroyed for ‘minor’ disorders
Fertility regulators have triggered a new row over designer babies by allowing doctors to destroy embryos affected by more than 100 genetic conditions, including many illnesses that are not life-threatening.
View full article at The Sunday Times:
ITEM #7. 50 years of the Pill
On May 9, 1960, the FDA took the momentous step of approving the contraceptive pill for birth control.
I will focus on the 50 year period from 1910 – the year of the birth of reproductive endocrinology as a scientific discipline-to 1960 – the year in which the first orally active hormonal contraceptive was first approved for sale to the general public in the US.
Article is located at CERC:
ITEM #8. What scientists don’t tell you about abortion
It would appear that at long last one of the leading breast-cancer researchers in the world, Louise Brinton, chief of the hormonal and reproductive epidemiology branch of the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI), has admitted a link between abortion and a higher risk of breast cancer among women.
Article can be found at Catholic Education Resource Center:
ITEM #9. Evangelical Pro-Life Spot To Air In Super Bowl
Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mother Pam will be featured in the 30-second ad with a "Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life" message, according to the religious group. While on a mission in the Philippines in 1987, Pam Tebow developed a condition that doctors feared would lead to a stillbirth — and they advised her to have an abortion. She told her story to a Florida newspaper in 2007, saying faith gave her the will to continue.
View entire text at Media Daily News:
ITEM #10. Patrick Henry Hughes – YouTube
Without eyes or the ability to walk, Patrick Hughes has overcome.
View entire text at YouTube:
ITEM #11. California’s Proposition 71 Failure
Bioethics: Five years after a budget-busting $3 billion was allocated to embryonic stem cell research, there have been no cures, no therapies and little progress. So supporters are embracing research they once opposed.
View entire text at Investor’s Business Daily:
ITEM #12. New Study: Heavily Tattooed Students More Prone to Deviant Behavior
A new study titled "Body Art, Deviance, and American College Students" suggests that people who have multiple tattoos or body piercings are more likely to engage in risky and criminal behavior.
The research by Jerome R. Koch, a sociology professor at Texas Tech University, reveals that those who have four or more tattoos, seven or more body piercings, or one "intimate piercing," are far more prone to use illegal drugs, be arrested for criminal offenses, cheat on college work, binge drink, and have multiple sex partners.
View entire text at LifeSiteNews.com:
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4. BECOME INVOLVED: Several years ago Fr. Jerry created a project entitled, "Journey for Life into the Heart of Asia". It is a project which appeals for donations to help finance plane travel for lectures and seminars to developing countries in Asia. Strong focus is placed on reaching Asian Catholic Major Seminaries, Universities, Parishes, Hospitals and Family/Pro Life related groups. The lectures place emphasis on "The Asian Family at Crossroads: Life Issues Trends and Challenges".
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STATEN ISLAND, Ny., Jan. 29 /Christian Newswire/ — A bill pending in the Washington state Senate, SB 6452, seeks to protect the abortion industry and keep the truth about abortion’s risks from women said leaders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign today.
"Senator Rodney Tom’s bill to regulate pregnancy resource centers is not about protecting women, it’s about protecting the abortion industry," said Janet Morana, co-founder of the SNMAC, the world’s largest network of individuals harmed by abortion. "It’s another thinly veiled attempt to keep women away from centers where they are actually given a choice other than abortion."
"The legislation is just plain dangerous," added Georgette Forney, another co-founder of the SNMAC. "It would use the outdated opinions of abortion proponents to bar pregnancy centers from telling women about the scientifically documented link between abortion and breast cancer. It’s obvious that protecting the abortion industry is more important to Senator Tom than protecting women’s lives."
"The science is there — more than two dozen studies from around the world show that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer. The latest study came out only this month," stated Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and Pastoral Director of the SNMAC. "I implore legislators, don’t let the abortion industry hide the facts from women."
Since the launching of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign in 2003, 3,423 women and men have shared their testimonies publicly at over 489 gatherings in 48 states and seven countries where more than 103,583 attendees have heard the truth about abortion’s negative aftereffects. More than 6,200 people are registered to be Silent No More. Raising awareness about the hurtful aftermath of abortion and the help that is available to cope with the pain are two of the Campaign’s goals.
The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is a joint project of Anglicans for Life and Priests for Life. For more information, please visit our website:
January 29, 2010
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an attempt by feminist lawyer Gloria Allred to get CBS to drop the pro-life Super Bowl ad featuring TimTebow and his mother:
Gloria Allred is no stranger to the subject of abortion, so it is not surprising that she wants to kill this pro-life ad. Her letter to Les Moonves of CBS, available at RadarOnline.com, wants the ad pulled because it is allegedly guilty of “misleading advertising.”
Allred, who has not seen the ad, charges that when Tebow’s mother was being advised by doctors in the Philippines to consider an abortion (she was on antibiotics for a pregnancy illness), it was illegal there to have one. In a monumental stretch, Allred reasons that the ad should disclose this information, otherwise it is “misleading.”
What is really misleading is Allred’s duplicity. Several years ago, she represented Amber Frey in a case related to the death of Laci Peterson; Peterson’s husband, Scott, was convicted of murdering both her and the baby she was carrying, a boy they named Connor. In an interview she gave toHannity and Colmes on the Fox News Channel on June 5, 2003, Allred found it useful to her case to emphasize the humanness of Peterson’s baby: “And the fact that there are two individuals who are dead there, Laci and Connor, that has to be the most important consideration of everything.” For once, she was right.
Allred’s confession in 2003 undercuts her credibility—to say nothing of her ethical standing—to make the case against this Super Bowl ad. She knows that Tim Tebow is alive today because his mother did not abort him. To top it off, she can’t even deal respectfully with this issue. Her snide remark, which is in the letter to Moonves, is classic. “As the story is reported,” she says, “Tim’s mother decides to take her pregnancy to term anyway and give birth to Tim. Apparently they have lived happily ever after since that time.” And apparently, this woman has no shame.
Let CBS know of your support for this ad. Contact Leslie Moonves:email@example.com