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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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Top Stories
• Pediatrician: Jahi McMath is Not “Brain Dead,” Can Recover With Proper Care
• MSNBC Host Apologizes for Mocking Mitt Romney’s Family for Adopting Black Baby
Terri Schiavo’s Family Helping Jahi McMath’s Family Secure Transfer to New Hospital
• Court: Obama Admin Can’t Make Pro-Life Group Pay Fines for Not Obeying HHS Mandate

More Pro-Life News
• NYC Mayor: Horse-Drawn Carriages in Central Park “Inhumane,” Abortions Okay
• “I Had an Abortion But Am Still Pregnant Three Months Later,” Couple Keeps Baby This Time

• Former Abortion Clinic Staffer: “When I Saw the Baby’s Face I Knew We Killed a Human Being”
• More People Have Lost Insurance Under Obamacare Than Signed Up for It
• This School Kicked Out Planned Parenthood, Is it Active in Your Child’s?
• Barbara Walters and Patti Stanger Have It All, But Regret Not Having More Children

• The Big Three Obamacare Abortion Lies of the Year

• China’s Little Flower Projects Saves Abandoned and Disabled Babies From Infanticide
• Chinese Doctor Admits Stealing and Selling Newborn Babies

• Jahi McMath Case Shows Black Americans Don’t Want Doctors Rationing Health Care



Pediatrician: Jahi McMath is Not “Brain Dead,” Can Recover With Proper Care
A leading pediatrician says that Jahi McMath, who is at the center of a national debate about whether she should remain on life support, is not “brain dead” and can recover with proper care and nutrition. Late Monday afternoon, the judge in the case granted an extension for life support after a legal request from her family’s attorney.

Dr. Paul A. Byrne, a Neonatologist who is the Director of Neonatology and Director of Pediatrics at St. Charles Mercy Hospital in Oregon, Ohio, has given a new interview to a local NBC television station. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/31/leading-pediatrician-jahi-mcmath-is-not-brain-dead-can-recover-with-proper-care/

MSNBC Host Apologizes for Mocking Mitt Romney’s Family for Adopting Black Baby
A pro-abortion MSNBC host apologized today for mocking the family of Mitt Romney for adopting a baby who is black.

MSNBC host Melissa Harris Perry, who wore tampon earrings during a July broadcast, mocked the Romney family.She sent out the following tweets this morning:

http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/31/msnbc-host-apologizes-for-mocking-mitt-romneys-family-for-adopting-black-baby/

Terri Schiavo’s Family Helping Jahi McMath’s Family Secure Transfer to New Hospital
The family of Terri Schiavo, who made international headlines when he husband starved and dehydrated her to death over the course of two weeks, has been quietly helping the family of Jahi McMath find a new hospital or medical facility that will provide her care.

News that Terri Schiavo’s brother Bobby Schindler, also a LifeNews guest blogger, is assisting the McMath family, follows on a judge’s decision allowing the McMath family more time to secure transfer for Jahi to a facility. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/31/terri-schiavos-family-helping-jahi-mcmaths-family-secure-transfer-to-new-hospital/

Court: Obama Admin Can’t Make Pro-Life Group Pay Fines for Not Obeying HHS Mandate
In a huge victory for Priests for Life, a pro-life organization, a federal appeals court has issued a ruling saying it doesn’t have to pay massive fines to the federal government for not obeying the HHS mandate, which forces religious groups and companies to pay for birth control or abortion-causing drugs for their employees.

An emergency injunction granted late this afternoon in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit means that Priests for Life will not have to obey the contraception mandate contained in the Affordable Care Act as its appeal is being heard. It also means that, tomorrow, Priests for Life will not have to cancel health insurance for its employees. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/31/court-obama-admin-cant-make-pro-life-group-pay-fines-for-not-obeying-hhs-mandate/



NYC Mayor: Horse-Drawn Carriages in Central Park “Inhumane,” Abortions Okay
Bill de Blasio, New York’s incoming mayor, apparently loves animals more than people. He thinks horse-drawn carriages in Central Park are “inhumane.” But abortions in New York City, which is the abortion capital of America given its ridiculously high abortion rates? No problem.

Fox News reports on de Blasio’s concern about horse-drawn carriages: New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has vowed to move quickly to outlaw the horse-drawn carriages that pull tourists around the city’s famous Central Park. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/31/nyc-mayor-horse-drawn-carriages-in-central-park-inhumane-abortions-okay/

“I Had an Abortion But Am Still Pregnant Three Months Later,” Couple Keeps Baby This Time
Shannon Skinner had an abortion when she was eight weeks pregnant, or so she thought. She already had a four-month-old baby and she and partner Anthony were “having problems” so they decided abortion was the best answer as opposed to a second baby.

But after the abortion, Skinner continued to have morning sickness and to feel the unborn baby’s movements. After consulting a physician, she received word that the movements were just an after-effect of the abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/31/i-had-an-abortion-but-am-still-pregnant-three-months-later-couple-keeps-baby-this-time/



Former Abortion Clinic Staffer: “When I Saw the Baby’s Face I Knew We Killed a Human Being”
In 2008 The Population Research Institute published a testimony from the former medical director of an abortion clinic whose name was given as Zlata. Although she had been so committed to abortion that she worked in the clinic for six years, Zlata now considers herself pro-life. She tells her story:

“I remember assisting, once in particular, in the operating room at the clinic where I had been a medical assistant for six years. I was standing behind the doctor and could see everything as he was performing an abortion on a woman who was 20 – 22 weeks pregnant.” http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/31/former-abortion-clinic-staffer-when-i-saw-the-babys-face-i-knew-we-killed-a-human-being/

More People Have Lost Insurance Under Obamacare Than Signed Up for It
A few thoughts today and a few more tomorrow as we are just hours away from when the impact of ObamaCare really hits the American populous—January 1, 2014. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/31/more-people-have-lost-insurance-under-obamacare-than-signed-up-for-it/

This School Kicked Out Planned Parenthood, Is it Active in Your Child’s?
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is more active in our local schools than many of us realize. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/31/this-school-kicked-out-planned-parenthood-is-it-active-in-your-childs/

Barbara Walters and Patti Stanger Have It All, But Regret Not Having More Children
December is a month when people often take the opportunity to reflect on their year, and consider what they would like to do differently in the approaching new year. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/31/barbara-walters-and-patti-stanger-have-it-all-but-regret-not-having-children/

Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event in 2014? Don’t have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing thousands of dollars? Contact LifeNews at news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.


The Big Three Obamacare Abortion Lies of the Year
Even as President Obama’s now infamous claim, “[i]f you like your plan you can keep it,” is being recognized as the “Lie of the Year”. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/31/the-big-three-obamacare-abortion-lies-of-the-year/

China’s Little Flower Projects Saves Abandoned and Disabled Babies From Infanticide
How can you say there are too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers. -Mother Teresa of Calcutta. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/31/chinas-little-flower-projects-saves-abandoned-and-disabled-babies-from-infanticide/


Chinese Doctor Admits Stealing and Selling Newborn Babies
One of the terrible consequences of the one-child, forced-abortion policy in China is a lack of babies. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/31/chinese-doctor-admits-stealing-and-selling-newborn-babies/

Jahi McMath Case Shows Black Americans Don’t Want Doctors Rationing Health Care
The Jahi McMath ”brain death” tragedy continues to unfold from awful to awful, with the family now requesting to have breathing and feeding tubes placed in the girl’s body so that she can be transferred to a continuing care facility. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/31/jahi-mcmath-case-shows-black-americans-dont-want-doctors-rationing-health-care/

 

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Judge extends deadline to keep Jahi McMath on life support

The family of a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead rejoiced Monday after a superior court judge extended a deadline to keep the teen on a ventilator as her family attempts to move her to a new facility.
Law forces abortionist who failed to report potential statutory rape on time to take a ‘hiatus’

An abortionist accused of not reporting a 13-year-old girl’s abortion as required by a law designed to catch child molesters will be taking a “hiatus” from providing abortions in Fort Wayne.
Insane conversations: talking to children about whether they should ask to be euthanised

If Belgium continues on its reckless path towards child euthanasia, as seems likely, what will the conversations look like that precedes the killing of a child?
Pregnant nurse In fear of miscarriage fired for refusing flu vaccine

29-year-old Dreonna Breton a nurse at Lancaster General Hospital refused to get a flu shot out of concerns for her unborn baby after suffering two miscarriages this year. The hospital promptly fired her for not receiving the shot regardless of her personal beliefs or reasoning for not doing so.
Record number of abortion clinics close in 2013

A survey, conducted by pro-life organization Operation Rescue, found that the total number of surgical abortion clinics remaining in the United States is now 582, a twelve percent decrease in surgical abortion clinics in 2013 alone, and a 73 percent drop from a 1991 high of 2,176.


Judie Brown
Judie Brown
December 31, 2013

It is that time of year to evaluate your life, to examine behaviors, and to determine how to make the next year better. Today’s commentary shows us how Planned Parenthood plans to spend its next year – and future years. Are you committed to making the world a better place or to merely watching what happens in the world? How will you resolve to act this coming year?

To read the article, click here:
http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/brown/131231

 
 
 

Contact: Day Gardner, 202-834-0844daygardner23a@aol.com

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — The following is submitted by Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union: Less than an hour before the hospital was slated to disconnect Jahi McMath from a ventilator, her family won a last-minute extension on a restraining order that prevents Children’s Hospital Oakland from removing the teen from a ventilator for another week.

I can’t believe we have come to this. A person can have a heartbeat, a pulse and can even be breathing, yet in America a group of doctors can determine that persons’ value. How is that?

Jahi McMath is in danger of being starved and dehydrated to death while judges and doctors play tiddleywinks with a young girl’s life.

The order by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo gives Jahi’s family until 5 p.m. Jan. 7 to appeal to a higher court and find a new facility for the teen left brain-dead on Dec. 12 following complications from a tonsillectomy.

We live in a society where medicine, science, doctors and judges are deemed the “be all-end all” with regards to life issues. I believe in a higher authority.

I believe that Jahi is sleeping and given enough time, God can and will decide when and if she awakens. I am praying for a miracle.

There is so much evil associated with those trying to kill Jahi. For instance, even though Jahi’s family’s attorney, Christopher Dolan, filed papers in three courts Monday to keep the hospital disconnecting the girl from her ventilator, hospital spokesman Sam Singer said the hospital plans to fight all three filings.

Really…are they that determined to kill this child?

I am asking the Christian community to join me in prayer with heartfelt faith — knowing that the God we serve is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. We remember the amazing miracles of the Bible and we have seen amazing miracles in present day.

Lift your voices for healing in Jesus’ name. Jahi is alive — until God says otherwise!

 
 
 
 

 


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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 51,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 19 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Christmas Play by the Cenacolo Community in Medjugorje!

(c) Mary TV 2013

J.M.J.
December 31, 2013

New Year’s Eve

 

Dear Family of Mary,

 

“Dear children! Today I wish to call on all of you that in the New Year you live the messages which I am giving you. Dear children, you know that for your sake I have remained a long time so I might teach you how to make progress on the way of holiness. Therefore, dear children, pray without ceasing and live the messages which I am giving you for I am doing it with great love toward God and toward you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (January 1, 1987)

 

This is New Year’s Eve! People all over the world look upon the New Year as an opportunity for a fresh start, for renewed hope, for the re-commitment to life and to love. They may not realize that they are being infused with the new life that comes from God, but He is giving it to them unawares. God always wants us to believe in the new life that is available to us. That new life comes from His great love. And it shows up on New Year’s Day as the deep sense of possibility that fills us all.

 

Our Lady told us in the message above, that her gift to us for the New Year is her messages. She gives us these messages so that we can move forward in the journey towards holiness, towards God. Our Lady’s messages are like road signs or maps that give us the possibility to find the Kingdom of God. Her messages make real the new life that we seek! They show us the way to resurrection life in Jesus!

 

A tradition for the New Year:

 

“Dear children! Also today I am with you and call all of you to complete conversion. Decide for God, little children, and you will find in God the peace your heart seeks. Imitate the lives of saints and may they be an example for you; and I will inspire you as long as the Almighty permits me to be with you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (September 25, 2006)

 

There is a wonderful Catholic tradition of picking a saint at the beginning of the New Year, to be a help and guide in that year. Many saints themselves practiced this tradition. We have a list of saints posted on our webpage if you need it, so that you can pray and randomly pick out a saint for 2014. Here is the link:  http://www.marytv.tv/saints-list

 

I am going to pick a saint to be our saint for the reflections this year! I can’t wait to see who picks our email group! I certainly need heavenly help to continue to share Our Lady’s messages!!! And it seems that we are really responding to Our Lady’s message about the New Year, since we try to live her messages together through our daily reflections. May we continue to grow in the holiness and joy of Mary’s messages.

 

God bless you today and tomorrow and every day!! May 2014 be filled with grace and new life for each of us, our families, our countries and the whole world!

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

 

PS. Today Mary TV will stream the Nativity Play by the Cenacolo Community in Medjugorje. It will air at 7:15 pm Medjugorje Time, 1:15 pm EST! Join us at http://www.marytv.tv !!

 

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Social workers take overweight children from families

OBESE children have been taken from their families by social workers because of fears that overfeeding was wrecking their health.
Paralyzed Iraqi War veteran chooses life, changes mind about committing suicide

 

An Iraqi War veteran rendered a quadriplegic by a sniper’s bullet is crediting the newfound love of his life with giving him the determination to press on despite grimly deciding to end his own life earlier this year.
Obama’s federal government funded hardcore porn project as ‘art’

 

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has provided nearly $1 million in taxpayer funding since 2010 to “The Popular Romance Project,” an academic program to study the genre of romance fiction depicting explicit hardcore pornography.
‘There’s no room for anything manly now’: Feminist writer Camille Paglia speaks out AGAINST the loss of masculine virtues and its negative impact on society

 

Self-described ‘dissident feminist’ Paglia, 66, believes that attempts to deny the biological distinctions between men and women is to blame for the much that is wrong with modern society.
Robin Roberts reveals she is gay in thank-you note to GMA fans

‘Good Morning America’ co-host, Robin Roberts, thanked her loved ones and her ‘long-time girlfriend,’ Amber Laign, for their support during her year of breast cancer-related treatment in Facebook message.