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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Top Stories
• Ten Years Ago Today, Terri Schiavo Lived Her Last Day. Then She Was Starved to Death
• Bill Would Allow Murder Charges in Cases Like Woman Cutting Unborn Baby Out of Her Mother
• IRS: Abortions are Eligible for a Tax Deduction, Stillborn Babies are Not
• Woman Kills Her Infant in Restaurant Bathroom: “I Put My Hand Over His Mouth to Put Him to Sleep”

More Pro-Life News
• Doctor Saves Premature Baby’s Life, Who Becomes Paramedic and Saves His Life 30 Years Later
• Couple Pregnant With Twins Reject Abortion When Told One Baby is Brain Damaged
• Semisonic’s Song “Closing Time” Has a Pro-Life Meaning No One Knew About Until Now
• Teen Murdered Her Mother Because She Pressured Her to Have an Abortion

• Doctors Said She Would Die So Lillie’s Parents Turned Off Life Support, Then a Miracle Happened
• Father’s Heartbreaking Letter to His Disabled Unborn Baby: I Will Love You No Matter What
• Christian College Asks Court: Please Don’t Let Obama Admin Force Us to Obey HHS Mandate

• Amazing: Doctors Create Micro-Pacemaker to Treat Unborn Baby With Heart Blockage
• Video Brittany Maynard Recorded Before She Killed Herself Pushes Assisted Suicide in California
• Texas Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Caught Engaging in Fraud, Again
• Abortionist Left Thousands of Patient Records at Abandoned Abortion Clinic
• Arizona Becomes First State to Tell Women Abortion Pill Can be Reversed

• University of Hawaii Recruits 14-Year-Olds for Grisly Late-Term Abortion Experiments
• Dundee University in Scotland Censors Two Pro-Life Student Groups



Ten Years Ago Today, Terri Schiavo Lived Her Last Day. Then She Was Starved to Death
On March 30, 2005, Terri Schiavo had her last full day of life on this earth and both her family and Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life will never forget the last moments they shared with the woman whose former husband won a court order to take her life.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/ten-years-ago-today-terri-schiavo-lived-her-last-day-then-she-was-starved-to-death/


Bill Would Allow Murder Charges in Cases Like Woman Cutting Unborn Baby Out of Her Mother
Now, Republican lawmakers in the Colorado state Senate are proposing a fetal homicide bill that would allow murder charges when unborn babies are killed in such crimes. Senate president Bill Cadman, plans to introduce such a bill on Wednesday.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/bill-would-allow-murder-charges-in-cases-like-woman-cutting-unborn-baby-out-of-her-mother/



IRS: Abortions are Eligible for a Tax Deduction, Stillborn Babies are Not
It’s tax time and millions of Americans are looking for extra deductions to get the maximum refund possible. Some Americans may be surprised to know that, if they aborted their baby last year, they’re eligible for a deduction.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/irs-abortions-are-eligible-for-a-tax-deduction-stillborn-babies-are-not/

Woman Kills Her Infant in Restaurant Bathroom: “I Put My Hand Over His Mouth to Put Him to Sleep”
Reports of a terrible case of infanticide in New York City yesterday after noon are shocking the world today. Fisher was caught holding her hand over her son’s mouth and foam was coming from his son’s nose and mouth.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/woman-kills-her-newborn-in-bathroom-i-put-my-hand-over-his-mouth-to-put-him-to-sleep/

 



Doctor Saves Premature Baby’s Life, Who Becomes Paramedic and Saves His Life 30 Years Later
On March 29, 2011, Dr. Michael Shannon was trapped in a burning car after a car accident with a semi-truck. California’s Orange County Fire Department arrived at the scene and among them was Chris Trokey, a young paramedical.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/doctor-saves-premature-babys-life-who-becomes-paramedic-and-saves-his-life-30-years-later/

Couple Pregnant With Twins Reject Abortion When Told One Baby is Brain Damaged
n September, 2014, Christina and Shawn Byrum, parents to seven children, were surprised and excited to discover that Christina was pregnant with identical twin boys.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/couple-pregnant-with-twins-reject-abortion-when-told-one-baby-is-brain-damaged/


Semisonic’s Song “Closing Time” Has a Pro-Life Meaning No One Knew About Until Now
Remember the Grammy-winning ‘90s song, “Closing Time,” by Semisonic? Until recently, no one really knew what the song was actually about – although we all thought we knew.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/semisonics-song-closing-time-has-a-pro-life-meaning-no-one-knew-about-until-now/

Teen Murdered Her Mother Because She Pressured Her to Have an Abortion
In Indonesia, a 19-year-old mother has been spared the death penalty after beating her mother to death with a metal bowl.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/teen-murdered-her-mother-because-she-pressured-her-to-have-an-abortion/

Doctors Said She Would Die So Lillie’s Parents Turned Off Life Support, Then a Miracle Happened
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/doctors-said-she-would-die-so-lillies-parents-turned-off-life-support-then-a-miracle-happened/

Father’s Heartbreaking Letter to His Disabled Unborn Baby: I Will Love You No Matter What
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/fathers-heartbreaking-letter-to-his-disabled-unborn-baby-i-will-love-you-no-matter-what/

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Christian College Asks Court: Please Don’t Let Obama Admin Force Us to Obey HHS Mandate
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/christian-college-asks-court-please-dont-let-obama-admin-force-us-to-obey-hhs-mandate/

Amazing: Doctors Create Micro-Pacemaker to Treat Unborn Baby With Heart Blockage
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/amazing-doctors-create-micro-pacemaker-to-treat-unborn-baby-with-heart-blockage/

Video Brittany Maynard Recorded Before She Killed Herself Pushes Assisted Suicide in California
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/video-brittany-maynard-recorded-before-she-killed-herself-pushes-assisted-suicide-in-california/

Texas Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Caught Engaging in Fraud, Again
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/texas-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz-caught-engaging-in-fraud-again/

Abortionist Left Thousands of Patient Records at Abandoned Abortion Clinic
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/abortionist-left-thousands-of-patient-records-at-abandoned-abortion-clinic/

Arizona Becomes First State to Tell Women Abortion Pill Can be Reversed
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/arizona-becomes-first-state-to-tell-women-abortion-pill-can-be-reversed/

University of Hawaii Recruits 14-Year-Olds for Grisly Late-Term Abortion Experiments
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/university-of-hawaii-recruits-14-year-olds-for-late-term-abortion-experiments/

Dundee University in Scotland Censors Two Pro-Life Student Groups
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/dundee-university-in-scotland-censors-two-pro-life-student-groups/


 
   
   

 

 

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Nazi-like experimentation?

University of Hawaii Recruits Minors for Abortion Bleeding Experiment

 

March 31, 2015

 

Honolulu, HI – The University of Hawaii is recruiting patients as young as 14 for second-trimester abortions to determine how much they bleed during the procedure. The controversial study is already underway at the Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, led by Bliss Kaneshiro, MD and Kate Whitehouse, DO.

 

In the randomized trial, researchers experiment by either providing or denying intravenous oxytocin to abortion patients. Oxytocin is commonly used to minimize blood loss and decrease the risk of hemorrhage. However, some doctors are concerned that denying oxytocin during surgery may put patients, especially teen girls, at risk.

 

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Women beware of abortion clinics that offer other services!

Horrific Injuries Prompt Woman to Sue Kansas Abortionist for Botched Hysterectomy

 

Overland Park, KS – A patient who underwent a hysterectomy in 2012 is now suing Kansas abortionists Herbert Hodes, Traci Nauser, and their abortion business, Center for Women’s Health for medical negligence.

 

Telisa Boyd alleges that on September 18, 2012, she underwent a total laparoscopic hysterectomy using daVinci robots. The operative report indicated that both Hodes and Nauser conducted the surgery and that there were no complications during the surgery. She was sent home thinking that the surgery had been successful and without incident.

 

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In case you missed it…

Ambulance Transports Hemorrhaging Patient From Wichita Abortion Clinic in Former Tiller Building

 

Wichita, KS – An ambulance was called to South Wind  Women’s Center abortion facility in Wichita, Kansas, for a woman experiencing a medical emergency on March 26, 2015.

 

Operation Rescue was notified of the incident by the Kansas Coalition for Life, which maintains a continuous pro-life presence outside South Wind Women’s Center during business hours.

 

The ambulance arrived at the abortion clinic at approximately 12:35 p.m. South Wind occupies the same building that once housed George Tiller’s infamous late-term abortion business, which closed in 2009. South Wind purchased the building and reopened it as a first and early-second trimester abortion mill.

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The Importance of Family and the Anguish of Mary and Sharing in Her Sorrows

Our Mother explained to Elizabeth Kindelmann: “I want all to know the anguish that springs up from the boundless love of my maternal heart due to the danger threatening the entire world by the disintegration of the family sanctuaries.  I direct my maternal cry to all of you, and in union with you, I want to save the world….and all those who will share in my sorrow will also have the right to receive this great grace ( of the Flame of Love ) by which we will save souls from eternal damnation.” (Please go to www.divineantidote.wordpress.com to enter you email to receive more in depth posts on the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Spiritual Journey we are all called to embrace).

From the Spiritual Diary of the Elizabeth Kindelmann 1-17-1964

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TRANSFORMATION
The Church is about to enter into one of the holiest times of the year–the Passion, death, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we prepare to make this journey with him, let us ask Jesus to transform us from the inside out and invite him to work through us in building up a culture of life and a civilization of love.
Intercession
May the Holy Spirit continually inspire our words and actions to build up a culture of life each day.
Prayer
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
Reflection
In today’s world, many people do not recognize the sanctity of every human life. The culture of death tragically promotes the ideas that suffering is meaningless and that certain lives are not worth living. May Christ’s love transform every part of our lives, and may our witness lead others to the beautiful truth of the value of every person. We ask the Holy Spirit to inspire us with the right words and actions to promote a culture of life each and every day.
Acts of Reparation (choose one)
  • As part of your evening prayer, take time to go through each part of your day. Meditate on the decisions you made, the good as well as the bad. In what ways could you better live out the Gospels?  Did you help others want to know Christ through you and your actions?
  • This week, pick one way you can focus on showing respect to others. For example, hold the door for others who are a little way behind you, make eye contact and smile at cashiers, let others go in front of you, etc.
  • Pray a Rosary for all of the unborn children who are in danger of being aborted. (Pro-life Rosary prayer intentions are available.)
One Step Further
In his homily at the National Prayer Vigil for Life this year, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston and Chair of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities, shared this advice:
“To change people’s hearts we must love them and they must realize that we care about them. They need the witness of our love and our joy. To evangelize is to be a messenger of joy, of good news.”
Read more.

Image: A mosaic of Our Lady of Guadalupe decorates a side altar in the Church of Santa Maria della Famiglia at the Vatican. Dec. 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).



 

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Anne Shares a Lenten Reflection

If we desire a share in the divine life during our time on earth, we must be willing to allow the Resurrected Christ to live in us and through us. This will be accomplished through our willingness to stare into Easter Sunday joy, yes, and also Good Friday suffering and death. We will suffer, dear friends, during our time on earth and will offer our bodies to the Father at the end of our time, just as Jesus offered His body to the Father at the end of His life. Jesus died after fulfilling the promise of His life by death on the cross. We can live, even during trials, the life of Christ. Let me explain. It is the same thing as saying the word ‘HOPE’. Hope is the road on which we travel through suffering safely. Hope protects us from idleness in the spiritual life in that there is no greater call to do our spiritual work cheerfully than when we are suffering. Being convicted about hope is the way we immunize ourselves from cynicism, which might be somewhere near the opposite of hope. When we sustain a series of sufferings, we can find that our hope is flat. We may kick it, metaphorically speaking, throw water on it, and even try to shock it electrically through our favorite Scripture or devotion and what occurs? Nothing. Hope does not leap. Hope sometimes lies still. This is a frightening state of affairs for those who are naturally buoyant. But humanity often only recognizes a suffering in another which he himself has suffered.

 

To examine hope that is accessible, let us look to Jesus on Easter Sunday morning. Imagine He is sitting outside of His tomb, which had enclosed His broken body, that is, the remnant of His expired humanity. Death had seemingly overcome Him. He was certainly not preaching with His mouth when He lay wrapped in burial cloths. No. There was no evidence of His divinity visible to human beings as the stone was rolled across the opening of the tomb. The crowds dispersed. For those who had been inspired to hope through the life of Christ, all hope would seem to have died. Imagine them walking away. Would it be accurate to say that their legs carried them away from the savagery of the Passion only through the action of the Spirit of hope remaining in them?

 

My friends, breathing itself illustrates some degree of hope. And it is for that reason, the absolute requirement of hope to keep a person inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide, that Satan cannot extinguish hope in humanity. Only God, who breathed hope into humanity when He breathed life into him, can reach into our humanity through our souls and draw back life into Himself. When we take a life, through violence or euthanasia, we are trying to be God. We, through the very gift of our free will, given to us by the Creator, attempt to force God to submit to our will. How embarrassing is a belief that we hold anything near to the wisdom of the Creator! Abortion, euthanasia, and indeed any murder, makes us pitifully arrogant. We are pretending that we hold the wisdom to extinguish hope because when we extinguish life, we have decided that no hope should exist in the life

God created. If life is cooperating with the oxygen God provided, there is hope. Period.

But hope is a funny thing. It is just like oxygen in that it is invisible. It is like the wind in that it can often only be recognized by its effects. A mother feeds a sick child. She has hope the child will be restored or she would stop feeding the child. A terminally ill patient is given water.

 

Why? We have hope that the person will be sustained and comforted, but for what purpose? So that he can continue to inhale and exhale oxygen, thus, preserving hope for all of humanity until that person has completed his or her time in humanity. When, through God’s decision, that person surrenders his body to the Creator and advances into timelessness, hope is not extinguished, it simply transfers into those who remain with even greater abundance. Who would deny that they feel the spirit and presence of their ancestors who have gone before them, if only for an instant? Hope is something like oxygen. We must be careful never to pollute it, deny it or damage it in another. And the Resurrected Christ lives in each one of us who welcome Him. We must never be more certain of this than when we are suffering desolation.

The Resurrected Christ
An excerpt from Transforming Grace

 

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How Wonderful a Thing it is to be a Catholic

Remember “My Brothers and Sisters in
Christ,  Heaven Comes with a Price.”

by Fr. Daniel E. Doctor:
Starting with Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week, the beginning of Christ’s Paschal mystery – His death and Resurrection. This should be a day of great mystery and deep reflection as we contemplate the great things Christ did for us and our salvation.

Jesus humbly enters Jerusalem riding on a donkey. He knows that many of the same people who welcome Him with great joy will in a few days being crying our for His crucifixion and death – but He also knows that He is doing His Father’s will and nothing will impede His faithful fulfilling of it.

It was not easy for Jesus to enter the place of His death but He did it with courage and confidence – with His head held high – because He knows His Father will ultimately save Him from evil men.

He bravely moves forward facing whatever lies ahead and we are no different from Jesus in this respect – we don’t know for sure what lies ahead in this life for us; it maybe illness, or major health or family problems, financial difficulties, uncertainties of all kinds. But Jesus is an example to us on how to move ahead and to bravely face whatever comes – knowing and trusting the Father is with us too.

 

Taking the Easy Road

Sure it is difficult to be strong and courageous in a world that is telling us to take the easy road and indulge our disordered appetites, immoral passions and self centered feelings….Sure it is difficult to be a good example of Christian values; to stand and defend life, liberty and marriage and then to be made fun of – or completely ignored – or considered irrelevant, irrational, and unreasonable because of them . . . .  Sure it is difficult to stand against the culture of death that surrounds us and to stand for life unconditionally like the Church asks of us . . . .  Sure if is difficult to have a moral conscience in a world that has lost its ability to know right from wrong or the courage to stand firm in its own moral convictions.

Sure it would be much easier if the Church would stop preaching against the tide of evil that is overwhelming us and our culture and just give in and give up and embrace sin and vice.

 

Betraying Christ

These are all excellent arguments, why the Church should compromise with the world and its evil; why the Church should give up and give in, go with the tide.  But, the fact remains that, when it does – when the Church or . . . you or I . . . as its members chooses the world over what is right, good, or true – Christ is sadly betrayed again!!!  Take a deep look at our 2000 year history as a Church – the Christians of the first through the fifth century – could not refuse to worship the Roman Emperor as a god.  If they did – they were punished with death and martyrdom and even if their life was spared by some miracle – they would be ruined financially. Since this time – it has been the case century after century – that Christians had to made a real choice between material success and loyalty to Jesus Christ. But chose Christ anyway!!!

Remember the words of Jesus and let them sink into your hearts and give you hope – “If they did it to me – they will do it to you also.”

What a great gift this is that Christ’s gives to us – to allow us to suffer like Him – to imitate Him – to be abused by the world like our Savior was. How excellent a thing to be treated like the thousands of saints and martyrs that have gone before us – our mothers and fathers, our brothers and sisters in the faith – whose blood and example are the seeds for the future, fruitful, lasting growth of the Church.  How wonderful a thing it is to be a Catholic – always be proud of it and learn it, live it, love it – it’s your salvation and the greatest joy in this life.

 

Heaven Comes with a Price

If we get right down to the heart of the matter, wouldn’t we rather stand for something – to become something real – to be holy? than to fall for everything that lacks any real lasting value? Don’t we want to gain a crown of glory and have eternal life with God? Well, my brothers and sisters in Christ – heaven comes with a price. It cost Christ everything to save us . . . . the reading of the Passion of Christ today – should show us just how important our salvation is to Jesus Christ and exactly what He did to obtain it.

Now, it is our turn to show Christ by our actions, prayers, and example to others – that His passion and death- does mean something to us.

 

 

 from Courageous Priest

 
 

 


 

 
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Dear Friends

 

At the Last Supper, Jesus Christ the High Priest instituted the Holy Catholic priesthood.  This Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday, the Church will remember the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ the High Priest. These high holy days celebrate the Paschal Mystery—God’s plan for all humankind.

English: The Last Supper of Jesus Christ
English: The Last Supper of Jesus Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In his life, death and resurrection, Jesus Christ the High Priest proclaims the reign of God – the powerful presence of God’s love in human history. He still invites us to live God’s plan of love in our own lives. This week’s memorial of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection challenges us to take up our crosses each day as we serve our Catholic priests — sacrificing ourselves in love especially for our priests who are the most trouble, discouraged and suffering. The mystery is that if we die to ourselves and give ourselves in service to others, especially our Catholic priests, we will find true freedom and life everlasting. As Jesus proclaimed: “Unless the grain of wheat dies, it remains just a grain of wheat, but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit” (Jn 12:24).

The need is so desperately urgent now, in this most Holy of weeks!  Every day our work touches the lives of many Catholic priests.  Pope Francis keeps asking all of us to live the Gospel, especially by reaching out to those priests who are experiencing serious difficulties and caring for them in their most dire circumstances. We started living the Gospel years ago by caring for just one priest in 2002. Today our loving response to priests in trouble cares for hundreds of Catholic priest each month through our facilitation services in its multiple forms – providing spiritual directors, moral support, psychological counseling, vocation crisis intervention, civil and canonical legal defense, grants for food, clothing and housing, arbitration between priests and their superiors, and so forth.

Help us to continue our vital mission to the Church and her bishops and religious superiors in finding solutions to the proper care and treatment of their priests. Your tax-deductible contribution to our ministry is literally saving the lives of countless Catholic priests who depend on our support daily.  You are already a Partner in Mission and a cherished member of the Opus Bono family! That is why I appeal to you. Please help us with your prayers and your most generous Easter contribution in thanksgiving for the institution of the Holy Catholic priesthood.

Along with the thousands of priests who will be offering their prayers, sufferings and Holy Masses for you this Holy Week, I pray that you will be truly blessed with an increase in the virtues of faith, hope and love. May the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ the High Priest strengthen you, and grace our broken priests with peace.
The need is so desperately urgent at this time.  Please take moment to click on the link below to make an on-line donation.

 

http://www.opusbono.org/donate.html

 

Or send your Easter donation to:

 

Opus Bono Sacerdotii, PO Box 663, Oxford, MI 48371
Gratefully yours,

 

Pete

 

Pete Ferrara

Cofounder and Treasurer

Opus Bono Sacerdotii

Peteferrara@opusbono.org

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