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Saturday, December 31, 2011

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We have a few stories for you today plus some catch up via Newsbytes – today’s NewsBytes concern US political developments which are greatly related to our life, family and culture issues.

Cancer-Stricken Teen Mother Dies to Give Her Baby Life

Ben Johnson Sat Dec 31 18:20 EST Culture of Life

An Idaho teenager diagnosed with cancer died last month after refusing to abort her unborn child or expose him to radiation.

Abortionists Brigham, Riley Charged with Murder, Jailed

Steve Jalsevac Sat Dec 31 13:23 EST Abortion

Operation Rescue has learned that abortionists Steven Chase Brigham and Nicola Irene Riley have been charged with murder related to the deaths of viable babies at an illegal secret abortion clinic that the pair operated in Elkton, Maryland.

UN Agency for Women Mired by Lack of Funds

Stefano Gennarini, J.D. Sat Dec 31 13:53 EST Abortion

The first report of the agency, titled “Access to Justice” is so ideologically charged that it appears to have been written by a fringe women’s advocacy group.

NewsBytes – Republican Nomination Candidates

Steve Jalsevac Sat Dec 31 22:51 EST

Mitt Romney Calls Obamacare “Conservative; 7 Reasons Why Mitt Romney's Electability Is A Myth; The real Romney; Ron Paul: Iran Would be Justified in Closing Strategic Waterway; Ron Paul is dangerous; 'Ron Paul effect' has GOP worried; Will Santorum Get Chance at Ascent?; Newt Gingrich Serial Hypocrisy; Newt's Health Problem, more…

NewsBytes – Obama

Steve Jalsevac Sat Dec 31 22:06 EST

Obama's Christmas Proclamation; So Many Obama Outrages; Rush Limbaugh; Obama publicly 'outed' himself; Obama Ambush Election Prevention; Obama 101; The Year in Obama Scandals; Obama’s secrets; NEA endorses Obama, more…

NewsBytes – Tea Party

Steve Jalsevac Sat Dec 31 20:42 EST

The Tea Party's Achilles' Heel; Tea party has proven to be the harbinger of a world wide movement; Sen. Kerry on 'Absurd' Tea Party Ideas; Times' Maureen Dowd on Tea Party; Incivility at the Tea Party, more…


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Dear Deacon,

I wasn't planning to send you a message today, but late
last night I couldn't go to sleep after reading some
GREAT news — so I thought I'd share it with you to mark
the end of 2011, and to look forward to whatever great
things God has in store in 2012!

Ever since first getting involved in pro-life efforts in
1998 — when Planned Parenthood announced plans to build
an abortion facility in my town — one thing that has
always been a bit disheartening for me is when Planned
Parenthood releases its annual report.

Year after year, despite the best efforts of the
pro-life movement, Planned Parenthood's abortion numbers
and revenue dollars have continued to go up and up …

… UNTIL NOW.

The abortion giant just released the annual report for
its last fiscal year (2009-2010) and these numbers have
FINALLY begun to decline!

Here are the stats …

Abortions at Planned Parenthood:
 * 2009: 331,796
 * DOWN in 2010: 329,445

Planned Parenthood Total Revenue (income):
 * 2009: $1.10 Billion
 * DOWN in 2010: $1.04 Billion

Now, I realize that these are not huge declines — and
the abortion numbers still demonstrate a STAGGERING loss
of life — but the tide has begun to turn.

And these numbers were from BEFORE 2011, a year the
abortion chain's president, Cecile Richards, just
described to abortion advocates as "the most difficult
year in our history."

40 Days for Life campaigns have been conducted outside
of more than 135 Planned Parenthood facilities this fall
alone, and it is clear that your prayers and faithful
efforts ARE paying off.

Let's commit to build on this momentum in 2012!

Know how much I appreciate you, Deacon. Hope you
and your family have a blessed New Year.

For Life,

David Bereit
National Director
40 Days for Life

PS- Thanks to everyone who has made generous year-end
gifts to 40 Days for Life! If you still wish to make a
tax-deductible donation before midnight tonight, go to:
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New NH law puts limits on girls' abortions; minors must tell parents

Posted: 31 Dec 2011 08:00 AM PST

Starting with the New Year, pregnant girls seeking abortions must tell their parents or get a judge's OK under a requirement reinstated by conservative Republicans over a gubernatorial veto.

Abortion clinic in Texas performed Christmas Eve abortions

Posted: 31 Dec 2011 07:39 AM PST

Who would work in an abortion clinic on Christmas Eve? Who would schedule her child to be aborted on Christmas Eve? Surely, even non-Christians can recognize this day as holy to others. But for the abortion industry the day-to-day business of scheduled, purchased death, there are few holidays.

2010: Planned Parenthood aborted 10 times the number of babies they helped

Posted: 31 Dec 2011 07:37 AM PST

A new annual report the Planned Parenthood abortion business released this week shows it helped fewer pregnant women with prenatal care and the number of pregnant women it referred for adoptions declined as well.

Will a Santorum surprise in Iowa upset the GOP primary?

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Posted: 31 Dec 2011 07:00 AM PST

I have heard it before; it happens every four years. They say "Do not insist on the "social" issues, just trust the Republicans". Translated – trust the establishment Republicans. Another refrain is, "just elect them to office and they will be better than the Democrats".

The abortion industry's greatest hits in 2011

Posted: 31 Dec 2011 07:00 AM PST

I think many will agree with me that 2011 was a pivotal year for the pro-life movement. Let’s take a moment to look back at some of the hits the abortion industry suffered during 2011:

Desperate measures: IVF yields a 54-year old first-time mom

Posted: 31 Dec 2011 03:32 AM PST

Desperate for a baby at any cost, no matter how morally reprehensible, Anh-Hoh Le cashed in her retirement investments and had IVF in America, before coming home to have her son delivered in Melbourne on September 30, 2009.


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Data released by a European research group has revealed how European countries compare with respect to teen abortion rates.

A previous study conducted by the group “REPROSTAT 2” analysed abortion rates among girls ages 13-19 in 25 European countries and the findings have placed the UK under fire.

The UK had the second highest teen abortion rates at a rate of 22.1 per cent, and it has also been reported that a quarter of all abortions in the UK are from teenagers, according to Mail Online.

Interestingly, Greece, which shares similar abortion laws to the UK, had the lowest teen abortion rates with a rate of only 4.1 per cent.

Despite the low teen abortion rates in Greece, research shows that overall abortion remains relatively high throughout the nation. Some argue that overall abortion rates in Greece can be attributed to the Greek Orthodox Religion, which critics say does not strongly condemn abortion.

Read more here: http://www.christiantoday.com/article/staggering.abortion.rate.among.uks.teen…


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n a very cold evening tonight, December 30, 2011, thousands gathered on top of Apparition Mountain for Our Lady’s apparition to Ivan. The following translation of the message is an initial translation from the Italian to English, and is the substance of the message. This is not an accurate translation. A more accurate translation will be made available later:

“Dear children, the Mother blesses you with joy. Be carriers of my messages in this tired world. Welcome my messages with responsibility. Dear children, pray together with me for the plans that must be realized. Especially tonight, I call you to pray for unity of the Church and my priests. Dear children, pray, pray, pray. The Mother prays with you and intercedes before Her Son for each one of you. Thank you also today for having responded to my call, and for accepting my messages, and living my messages.”

Our Lady prayed for a while over each one of us, and blessed us with Her Special Motherly Blessing. Our Lady blessed the religious articles that were brought to be blessed. Then Our Lady prayed especially for you, the sick present here. Then Ivan recommended all our needs, and our intentions. In a special way, Ivan recommended all the sick. Then Our Lady extended Her hands and prayed over us. She then left in the illuminated sign of the cross, saying, “Go in peace, my dear children.”

A more accurate translation, will be posted in the following days.