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Best of NRL News Today for the week of May 26-31, 2014    

Maya Angelou’s pro-life journey

Maya Angelou and her only son, Guy  By Dave Andrusko When the sad announcement was made that 86-year-old Maya Angelou had died, I knew only the most generally-known details of her life. For example, that Ms. Angelou was a prolific author and poet, actress and activist,

Deeper look at latest Gallup numbers show pro-life responses just as large as ever

Gallup0528  By Dave Andrusko Last week we posted on Gallup’s newest numbers on various aspects of abortion, including self-identification (a slight shift: 47% self-identify as pro-choice to 46% pro-life) and how Lynda Saad interpreted a key set of numbers 

May edition of NRL News now available online

May2014front  By Dave Andrusko The May issue of National Right to Life News, which is now all-digital, is packed with the kind of in-depth information and thought-provoking analysis you want and need. You can read the entire edition online 

NRLC 44 and the exhilaration of speaking to a room full of enthusiastic pro-life youth

Melissa Ohden (right) and Lisa Andrusko, NRLC Yearbook Editor, at the 2013 National Right to Life Convention  By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. Melissa, the survivor of a “failed” saline abortion in 1977, speaks all over the world. She has spoken at the last three National Right to Life Conventions and will again next month.

Pro-abortionists campaign relentlessly to eliminate the right of conscience

Joyce Arthur, executive director, Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada  By Dave Andrusko I won’t belabor the obvious gigantic inconsistency/hypocrisy: “pro-choicers” who are adamant that no physician have the right to choose not to be involved in abortions. 

Trial ends in lawsuit brought against Wisconsin law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges in local hospital

North Carolina obstetrician Dr. James Thorp  By Dave Andrusko U.S. District Judge William Conley seemed to be sending mixed signals the last two days of a lawsuit brought by abortion clinics seeking to overturn Wisconsin’s law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges 

West Virginians for Life close to enough signatures to force special session to address Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

John Carey, legislative coordinator for West Virginians for Life, speaking at a press conference held in the lower rotunda of the state Capitol after Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed HB 4588, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  By Dave Andrusko At the end of the legislative session, after West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) vetoed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, West Virginians for Life (WVFL) vowed to work to force a special session. 

Learning mom is pregnant, little girl says, “Oh, my gosh, I can’t thank you enough”

surprisebabyre  By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. We had such a gigantic response to this story, which ran last month, we’re running it again because of all the new readers that come aboard each and every day.

Not Dead Yet, Autistic Self Advocacy Network and 12 Other Disability Groups File Friend-of-Court Brief in Wisconsin Case Alleging Medical Care Withheld Due to Disability

asan  On Friday May 23, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), Not Dead Yet, and 12 other disability rights organizations filed an amicus brief in a case challenging the University of Wisconsin Hospital Center’s alleged practice

8 scary statements said by abortion activists

Abortion-Slave-230x300  By Kristi Burton Brown Every so often – if we’re listening – we can catch glimpses of what abortion activists really think. Have you ever wondered what Planned Parenthood’s real agenda is? Have you ever considered the real goals

The kind of minds that produce “an abortion-themed romantic comedy”

Obvious_Child_poster  By Dave Andrusko I’ve been meaning to get to this since last week. The subhead on the article that appeared in the uber-pro-abortion Village Voice is “A Rom-Com of One’s Own,” as in Romantic Comedy.

“Abortion can never be late”

Dr.-Talemoh-Wycliffe-Dah  By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. Dr. Talemoh Dah of Soteria-Afrique Rural in Nigeria was speaking at a session at Women Deliver titled, “Service Delivery Innovations and Scale Up to Increase Access to Safe Abortion.” 


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Sign the petition to end the corruption and defund Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood received over $500 million in forced taxpayer funding last year. I stand with my fellow Americans in a nationwide call to defund the nation’s largest abortion corporation.

Legal challenge to abortion drug mandate draws allies

Foes of federal rules requiring free insurance coverage of abortion-causing drugs and devices have filed legal briefs in support of a lawsuit representing dozens of Southern Baptist and other Christian organizations.

Lawyer: Colo. baker forced to choose between faith, work

A commission’s ruling that Colorado baker Jack Phillips must bake same-sex “wedding” cakes forces him to choose between violating his conscience and supporting his family, the baker’s lawyer said.

Medical Examiner Confirms that Ohio Woman Died from Abortion Complications

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office released a statement this afternoon indicating that the death of Lakisha Wilson, 22, died as the result of a heart attack suffered immediately after she underwent a “therapeutic” abortion.

 


 

Climbing Krizevac with the parish!

(c) Mary TV 2014

J.M.J  

May 31, 2014  

Dear Family of Mary!

 

 

“Dear children! Today I invite you all to rejoice in the life which God gives you. Little children, rejoice in God, the Creator, because He has created you so wonderfully. Pray that your life be joyful thanksgiving which flows out of your heart like a river of joy. Little children, give thanks unceasingly for all that you possess, for each little gift which God has given you, so that a joyful blessing always comes down from God upon your life. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (August 25, 1988)


Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 2

Joy

Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate.

Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Joy within us.

All of the Saints are marked with an uncompromisable Joy in times of trial, difficulty and pain. Give us, Oh Holy Spirit, the Joy that surpasses all understanding that we may live as a witness to Your love and fidelity!

Amen.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, through Christ Our Lord,

Amen.

Find the Original Here:  http://www.praymorenovenas.com/novena-to-the-holy-spirit/#ixzz33B7rRw6L

Our Lady has come to give us her joy, the joy of the Holy Spirit that is available to all of us through prayer and surrender to God. Indeed, Joy is the hallmark of a pilgrimage to Medjugorje.  Here one feels the peace of God and the fruit of that peace is joy.  Joy is the sign of God’s presence.  We have such an amazing God.  He is all good.  And that goodness brings joy.  If only this sad world could know this joy, no one would turn to sin to find it.  Joy is God!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan

PS.  Denis and I were able to climb Krizevac with the parish yesterday (May 30).  It was a challenge for us old folks, but with the help of our guardian angels, and the encouragement of the parishioners, we made it!  Denis even led a decade of the Rosary.  I have just a few pictures to share with you from that trip.  The vista was breathtaking at the top.  The sky speaks of God’s glory and beauty!  We prayed for all of you while we were at the top, all your intentions and needs.  Here are the pictures:

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Friday, May 30, 2014

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

Current Headlines

Top Stories
• Medical Examiner Confirms Woman Died From Heart Attack After Botched Abortion
• Meriam Ibrahim’s Husband Pleads for Support for His Wife, Obama Admin is “Not Helping”
Mom Who Refused Brain Surgery and Gave Birth in a Coma is Improving, Baby Headed Home
• Twin Girls Saved From Abortion in China, Husband’s Family Only Wanted Boys

More Pro-Life News
• Ancient Egyptian Mummy Determined to be Unborn Baby at 12-16 Weeks
• Abortion Clinic Nurse Who Claims She “Serves God” Assaults Pro-Lifer

• Just Like Vets Waited for Care at VA Hospitals, Obama and Democrats Want Your Health Care Rationed
• Democrat to Pro-Life Hispanic Gov Susana Martinez: “Send Her Back Where She Came From”
• Rape Victims Hurt by Assumption That They Want Abortion
• This Simple Pro-Life Law is Closing Abortion Clinics Across the Country and Saving Babies

• Motion Filed Today in Court Requests Justina Pelletier Be Returned Home

• Abortion is Torture: What the Mainstream Media Missed in the UN Attack on the Catholic Church
• Time Magazine’s “Preemie Revolution” Illustrates How These Babies are Surviving and Thriving
• Judge Tells Abortionist: Quit Trying to Break the Law and Put Women’s Lives at Risk

• Bogus Trespass Charges Dismissed That Planned Parenthood Filed Against Pro-Life Advocate
• Woman Sets Record Giving Birth at 46 Using IVF and Her Own Eggs
• Medical Examiner Confirms Woman Died From Heart Attack After Botched Abortion
• Euthanasia Activists Pushing Starvation as “Death with Dignity”



Medical Examiner Confirms Woman Died From Heart Attack After Botched Abortion
The Cuyahoga Medical Examiner’s Office ruled today that a young woman died from complications due to a legal abortion she obtained at a Cleveland abortion clinic earlier this year.

Wilson, 22, died as the result of a heart attack suffered immediately after she underwent a therapeutic abortion. The full autopsy report is not yet available, according to the statement.

http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/medical-examiner-confirms-woman-died-from-botched-abortion-at-cleveland-abortion-clinic/

Meriam Ibrahim’s Husband Pleads for Support for His Wife, Obama Admin is “Not Helping”
Just a day after the first pictures emerged of Meriam Ibrahim’s newborn baby named Maya, her husband is pleading with people around the world to speak up on her behalf so she is not executed for her faith.

The pregnant Christian woman gave birth in chains while in a Sudanese prison because of her Christian faith. Ibrahim’s legs were chained as she gave birth in Sudanese jail and the 27-year-old gave birth as she was shackled to the floor. Her husband was initially refused entry to jail but was eventually allowed in with lawyer. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/meriam-ibrahims-husband-pleads-for-support-for-his-wife-obama-admin-is-not-helping/

Mom Who Refused Brain Surgery and Gave Birth in a Coma is Improving, Baby Headed Home
The brave woman who refused brain surgery to give birth to her unborn baby free from the effects of it is improving and her baby is headed home.

Melissa Carleton, 39 is a modern-day hero. Her dreams of becoming a mother finally came true even if she wasn’t awake and aware when she gave birth to her adorable baby boy.

http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/mom-who-refused-brain-surgery-and-gave-birth-in-a-coma-is-improving-baby-headed-home/

Twin Girls Saved From Abortion in China, Husband’s Family Only Wanted Boys
On June 1, China will celebrate “Children’s Day” with children’s art exhibitions and performances. Meanwhile, no mention will be made of the fact that China has “prevented” more than 400 million children from being born, often by forced abortion, through its brutal One Child Policy. In addition, millions of Chinese baby girls are being aborted, just because they are girls.

The people of China cherish their children, but the government of China is crushing them. If the Chinese government truly cared about children, it would stop forcibly aborting them. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/twin-girls-saved-from-abortion-in-china-husband-family-told-wife-they-only-wanted-boys/

Ancient Egyptian Mummy Determined to be Unborn Baby at 12-16 Weeks
History is something that’s always intrigued me. By reading historical books, watching documentaries and visiting iconic places from the past, our eyes are opened to the life lessons of those who came before us. You may be surprised to discover that some historic findings give us striking insights that affirm the value of unborn life. Perhaps if pro-abortion activists read a few books they’d realize they’re out of sync with a world of past compassionate societies.

A mysterious Egyptian mummy had been on display in a museum in Wales. Experts were puzzled about this mummy’s tiny size and what its origins might be. Some suggested that it could have been a forgery. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/ancient-egyptian-mummy-determined-to-be-unborn-baby-at-12-16-weeks/

Abortion Clinic Nurse Who Claims She “Serves God” Assaults Pro-Lifer
A video posted on Youtube shows an abortion clinic nurse appearing to attack attack a pro-lifer.

The abortion nurse is upset because the pro-lifer accused her of telling patients that their abortion won’t hurt….

The pro-lifer who posted the vid identified as Paul Lake explains, “I learned that the # 1 question women ask in abortion clinics when considering abortion is; Does it hurt? http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/abortion-clinic-nurse-who-claims-she-serves-god-assaults-pro-lifer/



Just Like Vets Waited for Care at VA Hospitals, Obama and Democrats Want Your Health Care Rationed
The deadly rationing scandal at several Veterans Administration hospitals has many politicians running for cover, suddenly suggesting we offer veterans more private-pay options to the single-payer plan of the Veterans Health Care system.

But not Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama. They’d prefer the entire nation be forced into a single-payer system where the government replaces private insurance, a system that has inevitably led to rationing where it’s been tried. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/just-like-vets-waited-for-care-at-va-hospitals-obama-and-democrats-want-your-health-care-rationed/

Democrat to Pro-Life Hispanic Gov Susana Martinez: “Send Her Back Where She Came From”
New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alan Webber told a group of political supporters that state voters need to send pro-life Gov. Susana Martinez back to “wherever she really came from.” http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/democrat-to-pro-life-hispanic-gov-susana-martinez-send-her-back-where-she-came-from/

Rape Victims Hurt by Assumption That They Want Abortion
Victims of rape deserve our utmost compassion and support, but they’re not getting it in today’s abortion-minded society. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/rape-victims-hurt-by-assumption-that-they-want-abortion/

This Simple Pro-Life Law is Closing Abortion Clinics Across the Country and Saving Babies
Yesterday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed pro-life legislation supported by Operation Rescue that will require abortionists to maintain hospital privileges within 30 miles of their abortion clinics and will direct the Oklahoma Board of Health to establish emergency safety standards for abortion clinics. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/this-simple-pro-life-law-is-closing-abortion-clinics-across-the-country-and-saving-babies/

Motion Filed Today in Court Requests Justina Pelletier Be Returned Home
Today a significant motion is being filed in the Juvenile Court requesting that Justina Pelletier return to her home to be with her mom and dad, Linda and Lou Pelletier. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/motion-filed-today-in-court-requests-justina-pelletier-be-returned-home/

Abortion is Torture: What the Mainstream Media Missed in the UN Attack on the Catholic Church
U.N. experts backtracked last week after taking heat for accusing the Pope of torture because of Church teaching on abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/abortion-is-torture-what-the-mainstream-media-missed-in-the-un-attack-on-the-catholic-church/

Time Magazine’s “Preemie Revolution” Illustrates How These Babies are Surviving and Thriving
A front cover photo for the new TIME magazine unintentionally sends as strong a pro-life message as we could ever want: “Saving Preemies: Emalyn was Due in June, She arrived in March.” http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/time-magazines-preemie-revolution-illustrates-how-these-babies-are-surviving-and-thriving/

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Judge Tells Abortionist: Quit Trying to Break the Law and Put Women’s Lives at Risk
A federal judge in Wisconsin has a message for an abortion practitioner who is trying to overturn a pro-life law requiring abortion clinics to ensure their abrotionists have admitting privileges at a local hospital. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/judge-tells-abortionist-quit-trying-to-break-the-law-and-put-womens-lives-at-risk/

Bogus Trespass Charges Dismissed That Planned Parenthood Filed Against Pro-Life Advocate
Attorneys from the Thomas More Society successfully defended pro-life sidewalk counselor Peggy McGinty against spurious trespass charges brought by the Sioux City Planned Parenthood. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/bogus-trespass-charges-dismissed-that-planned-parenthood-filed-against-pro-life-advocate/

Woman Sets Record Giving Birth at 46 Using IVF and Her Own Eggs
A woman from Orlando set a world record in conceiving and giving birth at 46. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/woman-sets-record-giving-birth-at-46-using-ivf-and-her-own-eggs/

Bogus Trespass Charges Dismissed That Planned Parenthood Filed Against Pro-Life Advocate
Attorneys from the Thomas More Society successfully defended pro-life sidewalk counselor Peggy McGinty against spurious trespass charges brought by the Sioux City Planned Parenthood. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/bogus-trespass-charges-dismissed-that-planned-parenthood-filed-against-pro-life-advocate/

Euthanasia Activists Pushing Starvation as “Death with Dignity”
The “death with dignity” and bioethics crowds grow increasingly extreme. Now, they are pushing starvation. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/05/30/euthanasia-activists-pushing-starvation-as-death-with-dignity/

 
   
   


 


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Heinous anti-woman violence claims 2 young teens in India

Indian police have arrested one man and are looking for four other suspects after two teenage girls were gang-raped and then hanged from a tree in a village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Thursday.

Sudanese torture victim gave birth chained, shackled

The first pictures have emerged today of Meriam Ibrahim’s newborn baby named Maya. The pregnant Christian woman gave birth in chains while in a Sudanese prison because of her Christian faith.

Planned Parenthood must be stripped of taxpayer funds

917PP“An organization that lies to women and kills three thousand children every day for profit can have no valid claim on a single American’s paycheck.”

Why does the child in the beggar’s arms always sleep?

The woman sits on the dirty floor and next to her lies a bag. In that bag people throw money. On the hands of a woman, asleep, is a two year old baby. He’s in a dirty hat and dirty clothes.

Judge: Abortion Doctor Must Research Privileges

A federal judge told a Milwaukee abortion doctor Thursday to renew his efforts to obtain hospital admitting privileges, hinting that it could resolve a lawsuit alleging a Wisconsin law requiring such privileges is unconstitutional.

Report calls for action amid Planned Parenthood ‘abuses, law-breaking’

pphsnakeReleasing a report detailing six years of undercover investigations at Planned Parenthood, a pro-life group has called for a formal investigation and an end to taxpayer funding of the organization.

Teen Sex Data Incomplete

The media are trumpeting the Guttmacher report showing that teenage pregnancies, births, and abortions have dropped to their lowest level since they peaked in the 1990s. This is good news, but the data are incomplete.

 


 

Contact: Reggie Littlejohn, President, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, 310-592-5722

 

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — On June 1, China will celebrate “Children’s Day” with children’s art exhibitions and performances. Meanwhile, no mention will be made of the fact that China has “prevented” more than 400 million children from being born, often by forced abortion, through its brutal One Child Policy. In addition, millions of Chinese baby girls are being aborted, just because they are girls.

 

Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, stated, “The people of China cherish their children, but the government of China is crushing them. If the Chinese government truly cared about children, it would stop forcibly aborting them. If they truly cared about girls, they would take strong measures to stop the selective abortion of females. It is hypocrisy for the Chinese government to sponsor a lavish media event such as Children’s Day, meanwhile destroying children behind the scenes.”

 

Women’s Rights Without Frontiers has launched a “Save a Girl” campaign to save women from forced abortion and baby girls from gendercide, and to extend a helping hand to families who are so poor that their daughters are at risk. Our fieldworkers on the ground in China visit women who are thinking of aborting or abandoning their baby girls. We offer them monthly stipends for a year to help them keep their daughters.

 

One recent example involves the mother of babies Bao-yo and Hui-ying (names have been changed to protect their identities). When their mother learned she was pregnant, she was thrilled. Soon, however, her in-laws began pressuring her to have a boy, so she went to a local hospital to have an ultrasound performed to determine the sex of the child. If it were a boy, she would have the baby. If it were a girl, she would abort. What would have been double her happiness turned to double despair: she was pregnant with not one, but two girls. When her husband’s family found out the news, they were furious with their daughter-in-law. She didn’t know what to do.

 

But one of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers’ undercover fieldworkers found this frightened woman and told her about our “Save a Girl” campaign. The pregnant mother and her husband could not believe an American organization would care about their daughters. Our fieldworker showed them pictures and told them stories of other families we have helped, other families who chose to join with us in believing that girls matter just as much as boys. The couple was convinced and overjoyed. Through the aid of one year of WRWF monthly stipends, they chose to keep their baby girls and soon precious twins were born. Now, the mother-in-law who had been so furious has changed her attitude. She enjoys the two new angels in her life and appreciates our help. We are saving lives and changing the culture one family at a time.

 

To learn more about our “Save a Girl” Campaign click here.

 


There is a widespread opinion that the Eastern Churches permit a new marriage after divorce, and give communion to the remarried. But this is not the case, as Nicola Bux explains. Only the first marriage is celebrated as a true sacrament

by Sandro Magister

The current idea is that in the Orthodox Churches there is a sacramental celebration of second and even third marriages and that communion is given to the divorced and remarried.

When in reality this is not the case at all. Orthodoxy has always differentiated first and second marriages not only in ceremony but also in substance, as is clearly demonstrated by the strongly penitential tone of the prayers for second marriages.

Read more here: http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1350806?eng=y