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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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

Top Stories
• Donald Trump Condemns Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Ruling
• Judge Blocks Indiana Law Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

• Planned Parenthood Will Try to Overturn Pro-Life Laws Nationwide After Supreme Court Ruling

• 9,000 Babies Were Saved From Abortions Under Texas Law Supreme Court Just Struck Down

More Pro-Life News

• College Professor Claims Being Pro-Life on Abortion is a Form of “Assault” Along With Rape
• Planned Parenthood Sold Baby Body Parts Before the Baby Was Even Aborted
• UN Honors Planned Parenthood Abortion Activist With Population Award
• New Poll Finds Just 17% of Millennials Have the Same Pro-Abortion Views as Hillary Clinton

• Nebraska Pro-Life Group Supports Donald Trump for President: The Supreme Court Matters
• Shocking UK Figures Show Thousands of Women Having at Least Four Abortions
• New Jersey Legislature Passes Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Blocks Pro-Lifer From Testifying
• Officers Find Instruments Covered in Blood and Human Tissue After Abortionist Pulled Over
• Democrat Wants to Repeal Pro-Life Laws Passed After Kermit Gosnell Snipped Babies’ Necks
Ireland: Politician Mick Wallace Proposes Bill to Legalize Abortions on Disabled Babies
These Pro-Life People Were Just Denied Free Speech Outside the Local Abortion Clinic

• New Pro-Life Law Going Into Effect in Tennessee Thanks to Governor Bill Haslam



Donald Trump Condemns Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Ruling”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today condemned the decision the Supreme Court handed down on Monday.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Judge Blocks Indiana Law Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome
An Indiana judge has sided with Planned Parenthood in the abortion company’s request to block a new Indiana law that made it the second state int he nation to ban abortions on babies with Down syndrome.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Planned Parenthood Will Try to Overturn Pro-Life Laws Nationwide After Supreme Court Ruling
Planned Parenthood is wasting no time attacking state abortion clinic regulations across the nation after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Texas abortion law on Monday.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

9,000 Babies Were Saved From Abortions Under Texas Law Supreme Court Just Struck Down
When the Supreme Court partly overturned Texas’ pro-life law protecting women and unborn childcare from unsafe abortion clinics that couldn’t follow the same health and safety standards as legitimate outpatient surgical clinics, pro-life advocates knew the law had been saving unborn babies from abortions.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Planned Parenthood Sold Baby Body Parts Before the Baby Was Even Aborted
Piles upon piles of documents have been coming out of a Congressional investigation of the abortion industry and its trafficking of aborted babies’ body parts.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

 

College Professor Claims Being Pro-Life on Abortion is a Form of “Assault” Along With Rape
It was only a matter of time until far-left college communities started openly labeling the pro-life position as hostile.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

UN Honors Planned Parenthood Abortion Activist With Population Award
And that’s something Donald Trump’s new Evangelical Advisory Board noted in a statement it issued condemning the decision.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

New Poll Finds Just 17% of Millennials Have the Same Pro-Abortion Views as Hillary Clinton
Abortion on demand, throughout pregnancy, without any limits. That’s the radical view Hillary Clinton holds. But new polling data shows just 17 percent of millennials have the same views on abortion as the Democratic presidential candidate.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

 

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What’s ISIS? It’s Islam Repeating History

Is Islam a Danger to the Religious Freedom of the U.S. and the World?

By Fr. Marvin Deutsch MM.

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Today there is a big controversy going on in our country about Islam. This has been going on for a long time but today it is accentuated by the killing of 49 people at Orlando by a lone Islamic terrorist and also the denial by our president that Islam is a religion of violence. The president maintains that Islam is a religion of peace and those who kill and terrorize are acting contrary to the very meaning and nature of what Islam really is. This is an important discussion, but, I believe, there is another discussion that is even more important and that is, “What is the goal of Islam. It is quite obvious from the Koran that the goal of Islam is to conquer the world for Allah. Islam cannot rest until everyone is a Muslim, wither by conversion or by force. And so this is not only a threat to Christianity, but also the constitution and first amendment of the US. – the freedom of religion in our country. It is this goal that gives meaning to the jihadist who are wreaking terror throughout the world. There is a method to their madness, and that is why those who commit these crimes feel so good about what they are doing. The Koran supports this belief:

And fight with them until there is no more Fitna (unbelief) and religion should be only for Allah.
(Koran 8:39)

Muhammed died of a heart attack in 632. He was a little over 60 years old. He taught his followers well about conquering the world by force (Jihad), if necessary for Allah. Within a hundred years, Islam became the controlling religion in all of Asia Minor (what is now Turkey). All of North Africa was taken over by invasion. Muslims also took over Spain and ruled there for 800 years. It wasn’t until the reign of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in 1492 that the Muslims were overpowered and dismissed from Spain. Islam tried to get into France by going over the Pyrenees but were held back and defeated by the French army.

The Battle of Lepanto

Several times Islam was on the verge of conquering Europe. Right after the council of Trent, Michael Ghislieri, a Dominican, was chosen Pope. He took the name, Pius V, and reigned from 1565-1572. During his reign, the catechism ordered by the council of Trent, was completed and translated into many languages. Pius V saw the great threat of the Islamic Turks who were poised to attack Italy and take over all of Europe, which would bring to an end Christian civilization. Pius V exhorted all European leaders to unite against the Turkish invasion. Only Venice, Genoa, and Spain answered the papal call. Don Juan of Austria, the brilliant illegitimate son of Habsburg Emperor, Charles V, was put in charge of the Christian fleet. In 1571, one of the greatest sea battles in history took place between Christian and Islamic fleets. The battle occurred in the Bay of Lepanto, off the shores of Greece. The Christian forces were outnumbered 3 to 2. During the battle Pius V had all the Catholics in Rome praying the rosary. What looked like a disaster suddenly changed. The winds became favorable to the Christian fleet. The Christian forces killed or captured over 70,000 Turks and took only 7,500 causalities. Over 10,000 Christian slaves were released. Europe was saved.

In the latter part of the 17th Century, Vienna was almost taken and only saved by the Christian army under the command of the king of Poland, a date that is unforgettable for us today, September 11, but this was Sept. 11, 1683. When planning the attack on the Twin Towers in New York, that specific date in September may have been very influential, There are so many dates and battles that could be enumerated here, but perhaps what I have written is enough to show that Jihad has always been part of Islamic thinking and activity. The fact that Non-Moslems and Christians were especially hated, should also be mentioned. From 1915 to 1922, over a million and a half Christian Armenians were systematically put to death in Turkey, a fact that the Turks refuse to admit today. Today Turkey, which was once the cradle of Christianity, is 99% Moslem.

The great English Catholic writer, Hillarie Belloc wrote a book in 1938 in which he said that Islam will rise again. Islam had been quiet since about 1925 when, after the genocide of over a million and half Armenians in Turkey, Turkey was declared a secular state by Ataturk. The reason why Belloc wrote this was because he understood the very nature of Islam as taught in the Koran, that Islam must conquer the world for Allah.

In Islam the notion of God loving all peoples is nonexistent. Yes, he is merciful and compassionate, but only for those who are Muslims since they are the only ones, according to the Muslim belief, are conformed to his will.

According to the Koran, (There are over 100 verses that mention Jihad) violent Jihad is part and parcel of the Islamic religion in order to conquer the world for Allah. It is true that there are many peace loving Muslims. The Jihadists would consider that these peace loving people are not true to their heritage, the very opposite of what our president is preaching. It does no good to pretend otherwise.

Fr. Marvin Deutsch, M.M.

 


3 June 2016 Proved to be a Very Special Day for World Priest Apostolate
Contact: Marion Mulhall or James Dirroff, both with World Priest, 646-355-4106,info.worldpriest@gmail.com

NEW YORK, June 30, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ — The annual Global Rosary Relay for the sanctification of priests on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on 3 June 2016 circled the world in prayer once again, in this its seventh year, with more shrines than ever taking part in what is now recognised as a truly significant and powerful devotional initiative within the Catholic Church to recognise and bless the work of priests serving the faithful the world over.

The event took on an even greater significance this year when the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization in Rome agreed that the Annual Global Rosary Relay for the sanctification of Priests would close the three-day Jubilee for Priests at 6p.m. in St Peter’s Square on 3 June (actually on the steps of St Peter’s Basilica) with the president of the council leading the rosary on that day.

Council official Rev. Geno Sylva STD introduced the Rosary Relay for Priests, informing the gathering that the rosary relay was coming to Rome from the designated shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary, Haverstock Hill in London, England, and then continuing on to the next shrine at the Sanctuary of the Holy Family Centre in Trinidad. Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the first President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization marked the Rosary Relay for Priests as an official Vatican event and prayed the first sorrowful mystery. A number of priests from around the world then recited the following mysteries in Latin, introducing each mystery with a short reflection in various languages. At the end of the rosary the archbishop lead the conclusion and blessing, including a prayer for Pope Francis and the singing of the Salve Regina.

For World Priest founder Marion Mulhall 3 June 2016 was a day to be treasured forever. On that day a great blessing and honour was bestowed on her and her apostolate in supporting our priests over many years when she personally met the Holy Father following the Pontifical Mass at the conclusion of the three-day Jubilee for Priests, to which Marion had been invited. Unknown to her it had been arranged for Pope Francis to receive her in St Peter’s Square, where he took her hand and embraced her warmly. “I was totally taken by surprise by this recognition and honour,” says Marion.

“To me it was a great affirmation and blessing from Our Lady, especially on Rosary Relay Day, and I was overcome with joy by the opportunity to meet the Holy Father in person. I wonder how this meeting will enhance our apostolate in the future? What blessings will be bestowed upon World Priest in the years ahead? I can still hardly believe this has happened and that our apostolate in support of priests has received such supreme recognition and blessing. This day will live with me for the rest of my life, inspiring me to work with even greater enthusiasm and dedication for a vital apostolate, reassuring me that this apostolate is not only purposeful, but that it has been appreciated at the highest level within the Catholic Church.”

Email: Contact info.worldpriest@gmail.com
Website: www.worldpriest.com


Mary TV Daily Reflection 4/19/2012
It is very unusual that we send out two posts in one week, but this is a call to action and contemplation by our Missionary of Mercy friend, Father George David Byers, and it moved me to tears. Please read and share: “Father Gordon J MacRae my best friend – The 54 day Rosary begins TODAY.”
 

GORDON MACRAEFather Gordon J MacRae (about) has been writing for his blog TheseStoneWalls from prison for seven years (Seven Years Behind These Stone Walls), something he’s done at the request of Cardinal Avery Dulles. There was no case presented against him in court, and the prosecutors (one who disappeared the next day and one who committed suicide) begged him to take a plea deal (at one point for no time at all), but, since he was innocent and couldn’t live with the lie, he was given a life sentence for crimes that by the reckoning of all never happened. He was wrongly convicted and wrongly imprisoned for now going on 23 years.

The CDF knows that he is innocent but does nothing to prosecute those who scapegoated him. Father Gordon knew too much of the wrong doing of those at the epicenter of the abuse crisis: Bishop John McCormack, Bishop Francis Christian and, now, imprisoned for untold numbers of crimes, Monsignor Edward Arsenault.

The conflicts of interest are many which drive this case, each one of which would make for a blockbuster film. These include the bishops and chancery officials and their various relationships with various members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, The National Catholic Risk Retention Group, pretty much all the lawyers on whatever “side”, Attorneys General, U.S. Attorneys, Governors, priests who are guilty, the accusers and their dollars.

There has been a wide array of those writing about his case including many times The Wall Street Journal. But, you can read the stunning summary at Seven Years Behind These Stone Walls. At the end of that article, that paradigm reset button, you’ll find this Editor’s note:

Editor’s Note: Long-time TSW reader, Maria Stella, extends this invitation,

“As the next TSW post will probably be June 29, could you please add a note at the end of the post to invite supporters of Fr. MacRae to join in a 54 day rosary novena that will start on June 30, the day the first martyrs of the Holy Roman Church are commemorated? The intention is justice for Fr MacRae and that he be released from prison. Other readers may want to add their particular intentions.”

As it happens, the beginning and ending days in the Novus Ordo and the Extraordinary Form are Feast days that are most fitting:

Novus Ordo:

  • June 30 Feast of the Martyrs of the Church of Rome
  • August 22 Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Extraordinary Form

  • June 30 Commemoration of Saint Paul
  • August 22 Immaculate Heart of Mary

Father Richard Heilman has a great presentation of the provenance of the 54 day Rosary novena, made up of 3 novenas of petition and 3 novenas of thanksgiving:Roman Catholic Man.

Please, do join us. In doing so, you are also helping out true victims, who hate nothing more than the self-congratulation of those who pocket money and prestige based on hysteria over their own actual sufferings. Remember, when people get sick of false accusations, they won’t listen to real ones any more. And the whole thing begins again. No! We must take each case individually, grant due process (which has almost never been done, especially by those who trumpet loudly that it has), and respect justice. Mercy, mind you, is based on justice, and if we throw out justice, you will never see mercy, only fraud. And people suffer.

Meanwhile, Father Gordon is an instrument of grace in his prison pod, “Bravo Pod,” which is reserved for only the worst criminals. Many of them convert. Many of them belong to the Militia of the Immaculata of Saint Maximilian Kolbe. Pray for his strength and holiness. He points more people to heaven than most all priests on the outside of those stone walls.


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Hospital Refuses to Provide Care for Two-Year Old with Brain Injury
Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371

RICHMOND, Va., June 29, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ — Two-year old Mirranda Lawson choked on a piece of popcorn on May 11 and was taken to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (VCU) in Richmond In critical condition. Since that time, the hospital has steadfastly refused to provide treatment for the toddler, saying they don’t believe she can recover. However, Mirranda has already far outlived her original prognosis. Furthermore, she is moving in response to her parents’ voice and requires far less medication now to remain stable than she did when she first arrived at VCU. Even though Mirranda has a serious brain injury, her condition is improving.

Mirranda’s parents have made it clear to the hospital that they wish to care for their daughter at home. Home care is a common option for patients with brain injuries like MIrranda’s. However, the hospital refuses to provide Mirranda with the breathing tube and feeding tube she needs to be eligible for home care. These are routine procedures that the hospital regularly performs on other patients, yet VCU will not provide them to Mirranda.

The hospital has also complained that Mirranda is taking up bed space, yet Mirranda’s parents note that at least one room in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) has been vacant the entire time MIrranda has been in the hospital. Similarly, the hospital has complained about the cost of Mirranda’s care, which is being paid for by insurance and copayments provided by the Lawsons. However, if VCU would only provide the procedures she needs to be transferred, Mirranda could be moved to a “step-down” or sub-acute care facility or to her home-all far less expensive options than intensive care.

Doctors at VCU have said they will agree to allow Mirranda to go home to die, but they refuse to allow her to go home to live.

In the meantime, Mirranda is not being provided with adequate nutrition or the treatment protocol she needs in order to provide the best chance of healing her brain. Other patients with similar brain injuries have shown improvement through treatment that includes thyroid and other essential hormones.

Also, the Lawsons have noted issues with the cleanliness of the equipment that is currently being used to support Mirranda’s life. They feel as if the hospital is treating their daughter as a non-person.

The hospital also complains that its medical team is “suffering tremendous strain” by caring for Mirranda. However, the staff member who made this statement has never set foot in Mirranda’s hospital room. Moreover, Mirranda is in the hospital’s intensive care unit and medical staff In that unit are well-equipped to handle critical cases like Miranda’s.

Mirranda has a serious brain injury. She should not be treated as if she were something other than a disabled child.

Mirranda’s parents are working with an attorney through the Life Legal Defense Foundation to ensure that their daughter gets the care she needs. However, the hospital is pushing back and has expressed its intent to withdraw Mirranda’s life support as soon as possible. Mirranda’s family has created a Gofundme account to raise funds for legal fees and medical treatment going forward.

Mirranda’s parents and a Life Legal Defense Foundation attorney will be available for interviews on Thursday, June 30 near VCU Medical Center in Richmond. Please call 202.717.7371 for details.

www.gofundme.com/pray4miranda

Life Legal Defense Foundation was established in 1989, and is a nonprofit organization composed of attorneys and other concerned citizens committed to giving helpless and innocent human beings of any age, and their advocates, a trained and committed voice in the courtrooms of our nation. For more information about the Life Legal Defense Foundation, visit www.lldf.org


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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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

Top Stories
• Hillary Clinton: “I Will Always Stand With Planned Parenthood,” It Does “Extraordinary Things”
• Chelsea Handler Defends Her Abortions: “I Never Think ‘God I Wish I Had That Baby’”

• Black Pastor: 69 Times More Black People Die From Abortion Than Homicide

• United Way Sent $3 Million to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in 2015

More Pro-Life News

• Hillary Clinton Holds Swanky Campaign Fundraiser With Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards
• Media Silent as Democrats Hold Up Bill to Combat Zika Virus Over Planned Parenthood Funding
• Woman Who Killed a Pregnant Mom and Her Unborn Baby Now on FBI’s Most Wanted List
• Democrat Chuck Schumer: Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz “Can Stop Spread of Zika Virus”

• Supreme Court Decision an “Ominous Sign” That Could Force Doctors to Do Abortions
• Planned Parenthood Targets Blacks and Hispanics With Abortion, SCOTUS Just Let That Continue
• Photos of Dying Nun, Smiling and Serene Despite a Devastating Cancer, Go Viral. Here’s Why
• New Hampshire Votes to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz After Republican Sununu Flip-Flops
• Woman Told She Would Never Have Children Because of Cancer Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Boy
Kermit Gosnell Files Complaint for “Sensationalizing” How He Snipped Babies Necks in Abortions
Pro-Abortion Group Complains Newspaper Rejected Ad Calling Pro-Life People “Anti-Science”

• Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Candidate Katie McGinty Opposes Dismemberment Abortion Ban



Hillary Clinton: “I Will Always Stand With Planned Parenthood,” It Does “Extraordinary Things”
Earlier this month, pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told activists at a Planned Parenthood abortion business rally that she would “always have your back.” She means it.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Chelsea Handler Defends Her Abortions: “I Never Think ‘God I Wish I Had That Baby’”
Pro-abortion comedian Chelsea Handler is facing criticism this week after she wrote a column defending the two abortions she had when she was just 16.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.





Black Pastor: 69 Times More Black People Die From Abortion Than Homicide
Black pastor Walter B. Hoye II wants to get on board with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, but it troubles him how the movement ignores the leading cause of death among Black Americans – abortion.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

United Way Sent $3 Million to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in 2015
LifeNews has repeatedly chronicled the relationship between dozens of local United Way agencies and the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Hillary Clinton Holds Swanky Campaign Fundraiser With Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards
Pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is today holding a fundraiser at a swanky hotel in San Francisco with Cecil Richards, the CEO of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion conglomerate.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

 

Media Silent as Democrats Hold Up Bill to Combat Zika Virus Over Planned Parenthood Funding
The journalists at NBC’s Today show on Wednesday offered silence as Senate Democrats held up over $1 billion in Zika funding because of concern for Planned Parenthood.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Woman Who Killed a Pregnant Mom and Her Unborn Baby Now on FBI’s Most Wanted List
And that’s something Donald Trump’s new Evangelical Advisory Board noted in a statement it issued condemning the decision.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Democrat Chuck Schumer: Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz “Can Stop Spread of Zika Virus”
If the public needs any more evidence of pro-abortion politicians religious devotion to the abortion giant Planned Parenthood, they need only listen to U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer’s recent statements about the Zika virus.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.





   
   

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Given With Purpose

June 29, 2016 A.D.

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June 29, 2016 A.D.

On the 35th anniversary of the apparitions, on June 25, 2016, Our Lady of Medjugorje said:

“…persevere in prayer so that, with you, I can realize my plans…”

Her plans, involve us as individuals.

Caritas Pilgrim in Medjugorje

A BVM Caritas Pilgrim on Cross Mountain reading, Words from Heaven, the definitive book of the Medjugorje messages. In Medjugorje, Our Lady’s words come to life, but with purpose, that She might use us to change the world.

Our Lady’s words are not given lightly; they are given for a purpose. They are given to us to effect change in us, in order for Her to realize Her plans through us. A Friend of Medjugorje gives clarity of perspective on the messages:

“…Her words will go down in history as a preface to understanding Holy Scriptures and to show us how to bring into the modern world new life which is presently dying. We are being given a preface to the Scriptures, an owner’s manual, Our Lady’s words, to the machine, the Bible, on how to use it, how to work it, how to understand it, how to make our lives better in this world through it…”1

The world will be made better through each individual who endeavors to understand the messages and live them. This is their purpose, not given lightly, but, intended to be lived responsibly. Be responsible with the messages, and change the world.

Medjugorje.com
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P.S. The September 27 – October 6, 2016, pilgrimage to Medjugorje is sold out. Pilgrims wanting to join the Sept. 27 – Oct. 6, 2016, pilgrimage are being placed on a wait list. There is still some availability left on the Oct. 26 – Nov. 4, 2016, pilgrimage to Medjugorje. Be sure to reserve your place as soon as possible. These pilgrimages fill up quickly. Call BVM Caritas Medjugorje pilgrimages in the U.S. at 205-672-2000, extension 218 or 219, or visit here to request information.


Footnotes:

1. The Importance of the Message, by a Friend of Medjugorje, October 28, 2013