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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Thursday, March 31, 2016

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

Top Stories
• Trump Spokeswoman: Comment on Punishing Women for Abortions Was “Simple Misspeak”
Hillary Slams Pro-Lifers as Women Haters After Trump Says Punish Women for Abortions
• 11 Years After They Starved My Sister to Death, We Must Never Forget Terri Schiavo
• Cecile Richards on Planned Parenthood Aborting Babies: We Need to “Really Humanize It”

More Pro-Life News
• Hillary Clinton Claims Abortion is a “Right Guaranteed Under the Constitution”
• Planned Parenthood Celebrates Obama’s Decision Allowing It to Kill More Babies in Abortions
• Abortion Clinic in California Closes Down Because They Were “Not Getting Enough Clients”
• Why Donald Trump Saying Women Should be “Punished” for Abortions Hurts the Pro-Life Cause

• When Abortion Was Illegal, Women Were Not Jailed for Having Abortions. Here’s Why
• Current Laws Banning Abortions, Such as the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, Don’t “Punish” Women
• 11 Years Ago Today, Terri Schiavo Died After 13 Days Without Food and Water
• Watch as Pro-Life Advocate Ben Shapiro Schools an Abortion Supporter During a Debate
• John Kasich: Women Should Not be Punished for Having an Abortion

• Baby With Less Than 1% Chance of Surviving Heads Home, Could Have Legally Been Aborted
• Pregnancy Centers Win Battle After New York City Attempts to Force Them to Promote Abortion

• Tennessee Committee Approves Bill to Stop Profiting From Selling Aborted Baby Parts
• Canada: Prince Edwards Island Will Begin Taxpayer-Financed Abortions on the Island


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Trump Spokeswoman: Comment on Punishing Women for Abortions Was “Simple Misspeak”
Trump surrogates are doing damage control for the Republican presidential candidate after he told MSNBC in an interview that women should be punished for having abortions if abortions are someday banned again.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Hillary Slams Pro-Lifers as Women Haters After Trump Says Punish Women for Abortions
Hillary Clinton wasted no time in attacking the entire pro-life movement after Donald Trump made a comment that he later revoked about punishing women who have abortions..

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11 Years After They Starved My Sister to Death, We Must Never Forget Terri Schiavo
March 31st will mark the eleven year anniversary of my sister Terri Schiavo’s mandated court ordered death by starvation and dehydration. Her death took nearly two weeks. The inhumanity of what happened to her will never be forgotten.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Cecile Richards on Planned Parenthood Aborting Babies: We Need to “Really Humanize It”
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards has become a favorite for liberal news outlet interviews lately.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

 

Hillary Clinton Claims Abortion is a “Right Guaranteed Under the Constitution”
In a new interview responding to Donald Trump’s controversial comments about punishing women who have abortions, Hillary Clinton claims there is an abortion right that is guaranteed under the Constitution.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Abortion Clinic in California Closes Down Because They Were “Not Getting Enough Clients”
A California abortion clinic with a reputation for injuring women recently shut its doors for good.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.



Why Donald Trump Saying Women Should be “Punished” for Abortions Hurts the Pro-Life Cause
The issue of whether women who have abortions should be punished has been a favorite gotcha question posed to pro-life candidates for years.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

When Abortion Was Illegal, Women Were Not Jailed for Having Abortions. Here’s Why
The political claim—that women were or will be prosecuted or jailed under abortion laws—has been made so frequently by Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and NOW over the past 40 years that it has become an urban legend. It shows the astonishing power of contemporary media to make a complete falsehood into a truism.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.



John Kasich: Women Should Not be Punished for Having an Abortion



Pregnancy Centers Win Battle After New York City Attempts to Force Them to Promote Abortion

Tennessee Committee Approves Bill to Stop Profiting From Selling Aborted Baby Parts

Canada: Prince Edwards Island Will Begin Taxpayer-Financed Abortions on the Island

 
   
   

 

 

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Judie Brown
Judie Brown
March 31, 2016

Time after time we see the strong-arm tactics of an organization hell-bent on not only destroying purity and decency, but on destroying lives as well. Only we can end this.

To read the article, click here:
http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/brown/160331


Your Support Helps HLI Defend Life & Family Around the World!
As this email goes out, I will probably have just landed in Manila and met our dear friend, the unstoppable Dr. Ligaya Acosta, our director of Asia and Oceania.

This is my sixth (seventh?) mission to the Philippines since I joined HLI almost five years ago. My colleague and traveling partner, Dr. Brian Clowes, can’t count how many times he has been to this archipelago nation of almost 100 million souls. But we both love coming here, where the hearts of our Filipino brothers and sisters are even warmer than the hot weather that always welcomes us as we disembark from the plane.

The faith is still strong here, and while there are many reasons for this, one very large reason is because of the reach of EWTN, the Catholic network started by our recently departed and beloved Mother Angelica. Filipinos, of whom almost 80 percent are Catholic, know the fiery Italian nun and evangelist well.

Truth be told, my heart is in two places right now. A big part of me is with my friends at EWTN in Alabama. Over the last few days
I’ve communicated with Michael Warsaw, Mother Dolores, the Friars, and Knights of the Holy Eucharist to express the condolences of the HLI community for the loss of Mother Angelica. It pains me to not be able to join them for the various remembrances of our sister, and to participate in the Holy Mass of Christian burial tomorrow. Their love for Mother is palpable in both their sadness and in their gracious perseverance as they pull together to get through what will be a very busy week full of hospitality and diligence in fulfilling their duties. More than one of my friends have told me that Mother would in no way want me to cancel the mission we have planned, and I know they’re right. My heart is with them in prayer, and I know you all can say the same.

I ask you to keep the Poor Clares, the Friars, the Knights and the whole EWTN community in prayer especially during this difficult time. We will certainly be praying for them at our many events in the next eight days in the Philippines.

Also, despite well intended and expected calls for Mother’s sainthood to be declared, let us not forget to pray for her soul and not presume that because of her heroic life that she does not need our prayers. You know she would not approve of such an assumption. Our merciful Lord knows all there is to know, and He will use our prayers as He sees fit. Not a prayer is ever wasted when our intentions are submitted to the will of God.

I’ll have to leave it there for now. Thank you all for your kind prayers and support of our mission to the Philippines, and of our missionary partners around the world. We pray that the Holy Spirit can do what we can’t, in reaching and changing the hearts of all people of good will, whether through EWTN’s broadcasts, our missions, and the efforts of faithful Catholics all over the world. To God be the glory, now and forever. Amen!
(Link to article here.)
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Father Shenan J. Boquet
President, Human Life International
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Like many, I am grateful to Mother Angelica for her loving and courageous witness, and to Almighty God for her life and legacy. Because of her witness and trust in the Lord, the transforming power of the Gospel of Life is being proclaimed around the world. Because of EWTN’s television and radio programs, millions of people around the world are hearing the Gospel, learning about Jesus, His teachings, and His Church. Mother’s fidelity, commitment, and fearless adherence to the Truth made this possible and continues to make a difference. – continue  –
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Pennsylvania Catholic Conference Action Alert
Support House Bill 1948 to Ban Late-Term Dismemberment Abortion Procedure
 
“Safe, Legal and Rare” is a common refrain of abortion supporters. However, a legal late-term procedure known as “dismemberment abortion” carries significant risk to the health of the mother and requires the baby’s limbs to be torn from his or her body. This results in an increased risk of infection and laceration for the mother. But it is still legal in Pennsylvania. 
Obviously the procedure is lethal to the unborn baby as well. Medical research shows that babies feel pain and can live outside the womb at 20 weeks, yet the dismemberment abortion is allowed in Pennsylvania until 24 weeks, or about 6 months gestation. 
Would you be surprised to find out that only 7 countries allow elective late term abortions, and in addition to North Korea and China, the U.S. is one of them?
Even though survey after survey shows that Americans want to limit late-term abortions, here in Pennsylvania babies can be aborted until six months gestation.
It’s time to update PA’s laws to be in line with the will of most Americans as well as medical advancements that reveal the baby’s ability to feel pain and live outside the womb. And we should continue to work to support women and men who are faced with unplanned pregnancies, so that they don’t feel abortion is their only option.

Send a message to your elected officials today asking them to ban all dismemberment abortions in Pennsylvania as well as all abortions after 20 weeks, when the baby can feel pain and risks to the health of the mother increase significantly. 

Click the link below to log in and send your message:
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Alleluia!! He is Risen!!!
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

“Today bring to Me the Souls who especially venerate and glorify My Mercy.”

J.M.J.

March 31, 2016
Easter Thursday
Divine Mercy Novena, Day 7
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
Today, the Lord asked St. Faustina to pray for all those who “especially venerate and glorify My Mercy”. On this day Jesus wants to bless those who actually live Mercy as their way of life. Our Lady has called us to this very way of life:
 
March 18, 2001
The apparition lasted 5 minutes from 9:45am to 9:50am. Our Lady blessed everyone and gave a message. She was resolute and clear in Her words.
 
“Dear children! Today I call you to love and mercy. Give love to each other as your Father gives it to you. Be merciful (pause) – with the heart. Do good works, not permitting them to wait for you too long. Every mercy that comes from the heart brings you closer to my Son.”
 
Our Lady was resolute and clear in Her words because this was very important! This call was decisive for our times. We are living in the time of Mercy, and it is Mercy that will triumph through us if we let it. She needs us to be Mercy, like her Son is Mercy. Jesus needs us to extol His Mercy and adore it, because it is the last grace, the final gift to the world!
 
Divine Mercy Novena, Day 7
Today bring to Me THE SOULS WHO ESPECIALLY VENERATE AND GLORIFY MY MERCY, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death.

Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself. In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident of Your mercy; and united to You, O Jesus, they carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy, and their hearts, overflowing with joy, sing a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg You O God:

Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who said to them that during their life, but especially at the hour of death, the souls who will venerate this fathomless mercy of His, He, Himself, will defend as His glory. Amen.
 
Oh Jesus, Divine Mercy, may we become like You, through love. May we extol Your Mercy with our hearts and our actions. O Jesus, Divine Mercy, we adore You!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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The Great Unaddressed Human Rights Issue of Our Day

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President

Moments after speaking before a sea of families in Rome about the dangers of commercial surrogacy, an Italian reporter asked why I was being so vocal in a country where it is already illegal.

Isn’t that like preaching to the choir, she wondered?

While the notion of speaking to hundreds of thousands of people who recently turned out to Family Day at the Circo Massimo, an historic Roman arena popular for public events, could be construed that way, the truth is, things are far more complicated than that.

Even though gestational surrogacy—where a woman is implanted with embryos from other couples in order to give birth to a child unrelated to her—is rightly banned all across Europe and parts of Asia, and even considered to be human trafficking in some other countries, this abuse against women and children will continue until we have a universal ban across borders.

As it stands, Europeans are navigating, if not circumventing, the loose laws of surrogacy here in the United States. Many come to states all across America such as California to hire women—paying surrogate mothers anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000, and thousands more to lawyers and placement agencies—to have their children.

It’s a sort of baby-making vacation, only the “tourists” aren’t giving birth.

Because of our porous borders and rules, the human breeding industry remains one of the globe’s most pressing human rights issues. And it will continue to be until U.S. lawmakers come to terms with the system they are encouraging, if for no other reason than turning a blind eye to it.

After my visit to Rome, I was welcomed at another conference in Paris, France. But this one, organized by the country’s equivalent of its radical left, sees surrogacy as an abuse of women. In fact, they don’t really distinguish it from prostitution, another exploitation of women.

I was struck by how two seemingly polar groups—conservatives in Italy and liberals in France—could agree on an issue that’s getting such little attention in the United States.

Even now, as the presidential campaign persists with 24-hour news coverage and daily polls analyzed ad infinitum, there has been absolutely no mention of commercial surrogacy on the campaign trail. Nothing from either party—not from liberal Democrats nor from conservative Republicans, or anyone in between. Not even an off-the-cuff remark.

That in itself is a travesty, a downright injustice in a country that prides itself on being just, humane, and principled.

The surrogacy industry often targets military wives, low-income women, and those in need of money. Any way you view the issue, the abuse of women and the lack of protections for children are of real concern.

Unfortunately, it shows no signs of slowing. At $3.5 billion plus, commercial surrogacy is growing at a rate of nearly 15 percent a year in the U.S., in part because other countries have shown leadership and banned the practice. This system is easy to get around by crossing state lines—and a reason why Europeans and other “tourists” come to our shores: to purchase a baby.

When did children become a U.S. export? How could this be?

There are no federal laws on commercial surrogacy in the U.S., and state laws are a confusing mix of inconsistent and contradictory rules that are loaded with loopholes. What’s also upsetting is that U.S. contract law is actually being used to terminate healthy babies. It sounds absurd, but it’s a reality as exemplified by recent cases involving two mothers in California.

Where do the candidates stand on this human rights issue?

We’ve heard a lot on building walls, immigration, and making our nation safe. But nothing about protecting women and children—or shutting down an inhumane pipeline that persists.

The fact that there is no national conversation is shameful in itself. These issues transcend gender, race, and class. They can’t be ignored. They mustn’t.

Others nations have shown true leadership on this issue. Canada, India, Cambodia, and many European countries have either banned or restricted the practice. A Mexican state legislature voted to close the door to foreign couples and gay men looking to have a child by surrogacy while simultaneously restricting options for Mexicans. The European Parliament recently condemned the practice of surrogacy, calling it an exploitation of vulnerable women.

Yet still nothing on the campaign trail? Candidates, let’s hear where you stand on this human rights issue.

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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

Top Stories
• The Inept Thing Donald Trump Said About Women Who Have Abortions is Making Pro-Lifers Cringe
Pro-Abortion Hillary’s Ironic Comment: “I Refuse to Sit on the Sidelines While More Children Die”
• Congress Subpoenas StemExpress, Which Buys Fully Intact Aborted Babies From Planned Parenthood
• Planned Parenthood Killed Women By Misusing the Abortion Pill, Now FDA Says That’s Okay

More Pro-Life News
• Hillary Clinton and Planned Parenthood Bash Trump for Saying Punish Women Who Get Abortions
• President Obama Gives Planned Parenthood a Huge Parting Gift to Sell More Abortions
• Tim Tebow Calls the Idea of Running for Public Office “Intriguing”
• Mississippi Senate Passes Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

• New Legislation in Missouri Would Define Unborn Baby as a Person and Ban Abortions
• Mississippi House Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business
• Man With Down Syndrome Who Died at 61 Puts Face on Indiana’s New Abortion Ban
• Ted Cruz: Obama Admin Unfairly Targeting Pro-Life People Peacefully Protesting Abortion
• Donald Trump Said He Was Never Asked About Abortion as a Businessman, But That’s Not True

• Tiny Premature Baby Was Born at Just 22 Weeks and Spent 4 Months in NICU, But Look at Her Now
• Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics Get Away With Doing Illegal Second-Trimester Abortions

• Louisiana: House Panel Passes Two Pro-Life Bills Including 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period
• Amnesty International Supports Human Rights, Except for the Human Rights of Unborn Children


SIGN THE NEW PETITION! Stop the UN’s Global Abortion Tax


The Inept Thing Donald Trump Said About Women Who Have Abortions is Making Pro-Lifers Cringe
Donald Trump is at it again. The Republican presidential candidate who says he’s pro-life but praises the Planned Parenthood abortion business is now making the entirely pro-life movement look ridiculous with his latest comments.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Pro-Abortion Hillary’s Ironic Comment: “I Refuse to Sit on the Sidelines While More Children Die”
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton almost sounds pro-life – when she’s talking about gun control, that is.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.



Congress Subpoenas StemExpress, Which Buys Fully Intact Aborted Babies From Planned Parenthood
The bio-tech firm that purchases aborted baby parts and fully intact aborted babies from the Planned Parenthood abortion business is stonewalling Congress in its attempt to research and investigate the sales.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Planned Parenthood Killed Women By Misusing the Abortion Pill, Now FDA Says That’s Okay
The Planned Parenthood abortion corporation has long ignored FDA rules and subjected women to dangerous abortions by giving them the abortion drug outside the guidelines the FDA had put in place.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


Hillary Clinton and Planned Parenthood Bash Trump for Saying Punish Women Who Get Abortions
Hillary Clinton and her best friends at Planned Parenthood eagerly pounced on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today after he said in an MSNBC interview that women who get abortions should be punished.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

President Obama Gives Planned Parenthood a Huge Parting Gift to Sell More Abortions
The abortion president, Barack Obama, has made use of his last months in office to give yet another gift to the abortion industry, a leading pro-life Congressman said today.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.



Tim Tebow Calls the Idea of Running for Public Office “Intriguing”
Having a celebrity in an elected office is nothing new. Ronald Reagan was a film actor before he became president, and current Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has been in the public spotlight for years.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Mississippi Senate Passes Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb
A bill to ban dismemberment abortions has been approved by the Mississippi State Senate. This 40 to 6 vote comes after the Mississippi House of Representatives passed House Bill 519 on a vote of 83-33 back in February.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.



Ted Cruz: Obama Admin Unfairly Targeting Pro-Life People Peacefully Protesting Abortion



Tiny Premature Baby Was Born at Just 22 Weeks and Spent 4 Months in NICU, But Look at Her Now

Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics Get Away With Doing Illegal Second-Trimester Abortions

Louisiana: House Panel Passes Two Pro-Life Bills Including 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics Get Away With Doing Illegal Second-Trimester Abortions

Amnesty International Supports Human Rights, Except for the Human Rights of Unborn Childrenn