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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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• Democrats Prevent House Passage of Late-Term Abortion Ban
• Obamacare s Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate Takes Effect Tomorrow
• China: Newborn Girl Found in Trash With Throat Cut, Fights for Life
• Obama Admin Not Charging Nidal Hasan With Killing Unborn Baby
More Pro-Life News
• Six Vatican Ambassadors Start Catholics for Romney Outreach
• Obamacare Rationing Begins, States Cut Prescription Drug Benefits
• Prayer Vigil Celebrates Effort to Keep Planned Parenthood Out
• White House Won t Say Obama Position on Late-Term Abortion Ban
• God Has Placed the Miracle of Adoption in Your Hands
• First Ruling Upholding Fetal-Pain Abortion Ban a Pro-Life Milestone
• Euthanasia Rate in Netherlands Has Increased 73% Since 2003
• Activists in Spain Once Applauded Aborted Babies as Trophies
• Abortion Debate Help: What Makes Human Beings Valuable?
• Kansas Abortion Clinics Put Women at Risk With Filthy Conditions
—> Planned Parenthood: 51% of Its Clinic Income Comes From Abortions
Democrats Prevent House Passage of Late-Term Abortion Ban
House Democrats objected to a bill that would stop the policy of unlimited abortions for any reason throughout the entirety of pregnancy in the nation s capital. The bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in D.C. needed a two-thirds vote but enough Democrats voted against the measure to prevent it from going to the Senate.
The bill received a supportive vote of 220 to 154 with Republicans voting 203 to 6 for the bill and Democrats voting 148 to 17 against it. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/31/democrats-prevent-house-passage-of-late-term-abortion-ban/
Obamacare s Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate Takes Effect Tomorrow
Despite one positive ruling in a case allowing a company to be exempted from the Obamacare HHS mandate, the pro-abortion mandate that pro-life groups strenuously oppose will take effect tomorrow.
A memo from the Catholic Association explains how the ruling was a positive step but not sufficient to stop the mandate nationwide.
Last week, a federal court dealt a major blow to the Department of Health and Human Services mandate requiring employers to provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion-causing drugs in their healthcare plans, it said. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/31/obamacares-pro-abortion-hhs-mandate-takes-effect-tomorrow/
China: Newborn Girl Found in Trash With Throat Cut, Fights for Life
Another ghastly story is coming out of China, where women and children continued to be victimized daily by the one-child policy that nation employs which encourages abortions and infanticides.
In this new story, an abandoned newborn baby girl is struggling for her life after a local man found her in a trash bin after having her throat cut. The bay girl, who still had her placenta and umbilical cord attached, is now receiving hospital treatment, according to a report in the London Daily Mail newspaper. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/31/china-newborn-girl-found-in-trash-with-throat-cut-fights-for-life/
Obama Admin Not Charging Nidal Hasan With Killing Unborn Baby
I have written recently of President Obama s covert zeal for the spread of abortion. I took that phrase from Abraham Lincoln s description of how President Franklin Pierce and Sen. Stephen A. Douglas sought covertly to spread slavery in the 1850s. In that column, I noted specific actions of this president to advance abortion-on-demand and to force us all to pay for it.
Now, I want to focus on something Mr. Obama is not doing. He is not charging Nidal Hasan, the accused Fort Hood killer, with violation of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA). This law was passed and signed in 2004. After the highly publicized conviction of Scott Peterson in California for the murder of his wife and her unborn child, the law was named the Laci and Conner Peterson Unborn Victims of Violence Act. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/31/obama-admin-not-charging-nidal-hasan-with-killing-unborn-baby/
Six Vatican Ambassadors Start Catholics for Romney Outreach
Six former Vatican ambassadors have banded together to lead a new outreach for Mitt Romney presidential campaign to encourage Catholic voters to support him over pro-abortion President Barack Obama in November. The issue of abortion is one of the reasons for their decision to endorse Romney, as they explain in a new letter announcing the effort.
Catholics for Romney National Co-Chairs and Former U.S. Ambassadors to the Holy See include Frank Shakespeare, Tom Melady, Ray Flynn, Jim Nicholson, Francis Rooney, and Mary Ann Glendon. Together, they wrote the following letter supporting the former governor. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/31/six-vatican-ambassadors-start-catholics-for-romney-outreach/
Obamacare Rationing Begins, States Cut Prescription Drug Benefits
When Democrats in Congress pushed the Obamacare bill through, pro-life groups warned about rationing that could take place as a result. Although liberal groups and the mainstream media laughed at the projections, they are now coming to pass.
A new report from Kaiser Health indicates states are now moving in the director of capping or cutting prescription drug benefits. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/31/obamacare-rationing-begins-states-cut-prescription-drug-benefits/
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Prayer Vigil Celebrates Effort to Keep Planned Parenthood Out
Eleven months ago, 400 pro-life activists gathered in front of an empty building in Auburn Hills, Michigan to protest Planned Parenthood s plan to use the building for an abortion clinic. Meanwhile, pleadings with the owners of the property resulted in a judgment that the building would not go to Planned Parenthood. This called for a celebration.
On Saturday July 28, I joined a party at the Comfort Inn, whose owners cooperated in keeping the abortion clinic out of the neighborhood. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/31/prayer-vigil-celebrates-effort-to-keep-planned-parenthood-out/
White House Won t Say Obama Position on Late-Term Abortion Ban
The White House is refusing to say whether or not President Barack Obama supports or opposes a bill pending in the House today that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/31/white-house-wont-say-obama-position-on-late-term-abortion-ban/
God Has Placed the Miracle of Adoption in Your Hands
We long for miracles as believers. We pray for God to break in and do mighty works, we pray He will somehow surprise us with a work we can t achieve by human hands. Yet He gives us that ability to be a part of that, if we will accept the invitation. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/31/god-has-placed-the-miracle-of-adoption-in-your-hands/
First Ruling Upholding Fetal-Pain Abortion Ban a Pro-Life Milestone
That the first court to consider and uphold a ban on abortions based on the scientific evidence showing unborn children have the capacity to feel pain before birth comes just one day before the House will vote on a bill to ban abortions in D.C. on that reason is not lost on pro-life advocates.. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/31/first-ruling-upholding-fetal-pain-abortion-ban-a-pro-life-milestone/
Euthanasia Rate in Netherlands Has Increased 73% Since 2003
On July 11, the Lancet published the long-awaited 2010 euthanasia statistics based on a meta-analysis by a group of researchers. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/31/euthanasia-rate-in-netherlands-has-increased-73-since-2003/
Activists in Spain Once Applauded Aborted Babies as Trophies
During the first weeks of November 1983, a meeting was held in the beautiful old city of Barcelona, Spain the majestic city facing the Mediterranean Sea was overtaken by thousands of angry Spanish feminists. They were gathered there to conference on how to best change and repeal Spain s protective abortion laws. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/31/activists-in-spain-once-applauded-aborted-babies-as-trophies/
Abortion Debate Help: What Makes Human Beings Valuable?
It s Life Report s 150th episode, and Trent Horn is back in studio to discuss how pro-lifers should respond when their discussion of abortion gets down to the metaphysical basement: why are human beings valuable in the first place. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/31/abortion-debate-help-what-makes-human-beings-valuable/
Kansas Abortion Clinics Put Women at Risk With Filthy Conditions
The State of Kansas will ask for summary judgment at a hearing on Friday, August 3, 2012, in a suit brought by Kansas abortionists challenging a clinic licensing law passed last year. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/31/kansas-abortion-clinics-put-women-at-risk-with-filthy-conditions/
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Twenty Questions for Faithful Citizens
1) How many unborn children have lost their lives to abortion since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in 1973?
A) 9 million
B) 27 million
C) 53 million
D) 89 million
2) How many successful treatments for “incurable” diseases have been developed using stem cells harvested from human embryos that were destroyed to obtain them?
3) How many successful treatments for “incurable” diseases have been developed using stem cells from adult tissue sources, causing no harm to the stem cell donor?
4) How many U.S. children live in a household that is “food insecure,” which means it can’t provide enough food for its members at some point during the year?
A) 2.2 million
B) 8.2 million
C) 12.2 million
D) 16.2 million
5) The official poverty rate in America is:
A) 9.8 %
B) 11.5 %
C) 15.1 %
6) How long has the average jobless worker been unemployed?
A) 6 months
B) 9 months
C) 10 months
D) 12 months
7) According to a 2009 survey by The Polling Company, Inc., what percentage of American adults believed it is important to make sure that health care professionals in America are not forced to participate in procedures and practices to which they have moral objections?
8) How many patients who are hospitalized in the United States each year are cared for in a Catholic hospital?
A) 1 in 9
B) 1 in 6
C) 1 in 5
D) 1 in 3
9) According to a study released in the September 2011 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, what percentage of practicing ob/gyns performs abortions?
10) Children raised in intact married families are less likely to:
A) Be physically and sexually abused
B) Use drugs or alcohol
C) Become pregnant/impregnate someone as a teenager
D) All of the above
11) According to a study by the University of Chicago which factor best predicts that a boy will exhibit good behavior in 5th grade and avoid being suspended in 8th grade?
A)Attending a high-quality elementary school
B)Being raised in an intact home with both his father and mother
C)Receiving instruction from a caring and competent teacher
D)Attending a high-quality preschool
12) Children in single-parent families comprise ______ of all American children, yet they account for ______ of all poor children.
A) 27%, 62%
B) 31%, 49%
C) 39%, 71%
D) 42%, 50%
13) Unauthorized migrants take advantage of our welfare system to their own advantage and at the taxpayer’s expense.
14) Undocumented immigrants pay taxes.
15) Studies show that unauthorized immigrants provide a net gain of how much to the Social Security system each year?
A) $8 million
B) $100 million
C) $650 million
D) $7 billion
16) Torture is intrinsically evil.
17) What percent of victims maimed or killed by landmines and cluster munitions are civilians?
18)Life-saving poverty-focused international assistance that fights hunger, disease and poverty makes up what percent of the U.S. federal budget?
A) 1 %
B) 4 %
C) 11 %
19) Which of the following are effects of climate change:
A) Increased temperatures
B) Rising sea levels
C) Changes in rainfall that contribute to more frequent and severe floods and droughts
D) All of the above
20) People with disabilities have a much more difficult time finding the resources they need to live in dignity.
… Exposed at Charlotte Convention
Columbus, OH – July 31, 2012 – <a href="http://createdequal.definehosted.com/lt.php?c=241&m=252&nl=12&s=baf62f5d1836d31f777a8cba6fe3b820&lid=2020&l=-http–www.createdequal.net/” target=”_blank”>Created Equal's mobile billboard initiative, which focuses on the battleground states, will begin a four-day campaign during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) September 3-6, 2012, to expose the Democratic Party platform for its support of abortion. These <a href="http://createdequal.definehosted.com/lt.php?c=241&m=252&nl=12&s=baf62f5d1836d31f777a8cba6fe3b820&lid=2021&l=-http–www.createdequal.net/projects/voter-education” target=”_blank”>billboards will display aborted babies on the sides and rear of box trucks juxtaposed next to the phrase "VOTE PRO-LIFE on November 6, 2012.” For decades, the Democratic Party has promoted abortion in its party platform. In 2008, the party platform on abortion read, "The Democratic Party stands behind the right of every woman to choose, consistent with Roe v. Wade, and regardless of ability to pay.”
See our outreach schedule below.
- Sept. 3, 2012 from 12:00 PM-9:00 PM – Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy, South Concord, NC.
- Sept. 4-5, 2012 – from 2:00 PM-9:00 PM – Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC.
- Sept. 6, 2012 – from 4:00 PM-11:00PM – Bank of America Stadium, 800 South Mint Street, Charlotte, NC.
"The Democratic Party claims it speaks for the weak and under-privileged. However, the most defenseless and exploited group in America are preborn children. Democrats are supposedly against all forms of discrimination. However, in America, the preborn are not treated like the born. Democrats are supposedly for equality. However, the Democratic Party platform supports age discrimination—abortion.
"We are all created equal, whether black or white, male or female, born or preborn. It's time for the Democratic Party and its platform to stand for equality across the board and oppose all forms of discrimination, including discrimination based on age.”
– Mark Harrington, Executive Director, Crated Equal
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Please support our efforts to register and educate voters to VOTE PRO-LIFE. To donate, click <a href="http://createdequal.definehosted.com/lt.php?c=241&m=252&nl=12&s=baf62f5d1836d31f777a8cba6fe3b820&lid=2022&l=-http–www.createdequal.net/about/donate” target=”_blank”>HERE.
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- Prop 8 proponents seek Supreme Court overrule
- Newborn Girl Found in Trash With Throat Cut, Fights for Life
- The Mother Teresa of China
- Politicians, including Palins, chime in with support for Chic-fil-a
- Colorado cake shop under assualt by gay protesters
- Blind Chinese human-rights hero to meet with Boehner, Pelosi
- U.S. House to vote on D.C. pain-capable unborn child protection act
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 12:20 PM PDT
Backers of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex 'marriages' asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to overrule a federal appeals court that struck down the measure as unconstitutional.
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 12:13 PM PDT
Another ghastly story is coming out of China, where women and children continued to be victimized daily by the one-child policy that nation employs which encourages abortions and infanticides.
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 10:42 AM PDT
'I realized if we had strength enough to collect garbage how could we not recycle something as important as human lives,' she explained. 'These children need love and care. They are all precious human lives. I do not understand how people can leave such a vulnerable baby on the streets.'
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 06:57 AM PDT
More and more politicians are showing their colors in statements supporting or condemning Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s statement regarding his company’s support for traditional family values.
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 06:42 AM PDT
Shop owner Jack Phillips probably didn’t think he was going to be wading into a 'civil rights' debate a week ago when he told the gay couple that he would not make a cake for their 'wedding,' but that’s exactly what has happened.
Posted: 31 Jul 2012 05:49 AM PDT
Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese dissident whose dramatic escape from house arrest and eventual flight to the United States captivated global audiences in April, heads to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for talks with top lawmakers including Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Posted: 30 Jul 2012 03:32 PM PDT
The U.S. House is readying to vote on a hotly debated abortion bill in the nation's capital, where the procedure is currently legal for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy.
He’s Under-fire: Bishop Salvatore Cordileone Has Been Given a Battle
What does the LGBT think about Bishop Cordileone? Pope Benedict XVI Names Viciously Anti-Gay Priest As Archbishop Of San Francisco: ThinkProgress LGBT “Pope Benedict’s choice of Cordileone is exactly wrong for the diocese of San Francisco, a city with a storied history of LGBT pride. It is a further step in the Vatican’s dedication to use Catholic doctrine to keep LGBT Americans suppressed and with fewer rights.”
Bishop Salvatore Cordileone Defending Traditional Marriage
The Vivificat reports: As many of your know already, The Holy Father has named Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland as the new Archbishop of San Francisco. He will be succeeding Archbishop George Niederauer, who is retiring for health reasons.
Bishop Cordileone has been instrumental in the drawing of Proposition 8, which outlawed same-sex marriage (SSM) in California, a fact not lost on defenders of SSM, whose reactions range from consternation to outright anger and even hatred by supposedly Christian ministers. You may sample the reaction here.
According to the San Francisco Examiner,
As Archbishop of San Francisco, Bishop Cordileone will continue with his duty to proclaim by word and example to a mostly unreceptive audience the teaching of the Catholic Church regarding chastity and homosexuality, as explained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
Chastity and homosexuality
The world, the devil, and the flesh reject this simple message, calling “bigots” and “haters” those who uphold it. Therefore, let us pray for the success of Archbishop Cordileone’s new mission in the Church, as well as for his physical and spiritual protection.
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ — There will be a news conference, prayer vigil and civil disobedience at the White House on Wednesday, August, 1 at 3:00 P.M.The activists will be gathering on Pennsylvania Ave. NW in front of the White House on the Lafayette Park side. The HHS mandate, which will force people of faith and conscience to violate their deeply held values and convictions, takes effect for many companies and individuals on August 1. The mandate would force Christians and people of good will to provide abortion inducing-drugs and sterilization in their health care coverage even though it violates their religious beliefs and conscience. We agree with Cardinal Dolan when he says, “No government has the right to intrude into the affairs of the Church, much less coerce, the Church faithful to engage or cooperate in any way with immoral practices.” The vigil and witness on Wednesday is a preview of a larger national event taking place at the White House called Actsfive29. (Go to actsfive29.com for more information.) On September 29-October 2 people from all across the nation are coming to the White House to take part in Actsfive29 which will include 72 hours of continual prayer, public witness and arrests. Wednesday’s activities are being led by long time and revered pro-life activist Joan Andrews Bell, Chris Slattery, Founder of Expectant Mother Care in New York City, and the Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition. Chris Slattery comments;
- “August 1 marks a new day of infamy when the Obama Administration undermines the religious liberty of all Americans. We strongly protest the imposition of a new Obama religious test and immoral health care mandate which offends and degrades millions of Americans.
“This mandate forces all to be complicit in paying for Obama’s anti-religion and anti-life values.”
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, adds;
- “Benjamin Franklin stated, ‘Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.’ Sadly, the Obama Administration is dictating to people of faith and conscience how they are to live their values in the public square.
“If President Obama can force Christian individuals, institutions and businesses to abandon their core values and follow the dictates of the government in violation of what they know to be true, then religious freedom and the First Amendment are dead.
“The faith community can never be silent or indifferent when it comes to matters of justice, human rights and religious freedom. As we gather in front of the White House we are sending a powerful message to our President and political leaders that we will never comply with unjust and immoral government mandates.”
For more information contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 540.538.4741