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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Friday, February 17, 2017

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Top Stories
• Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards’ Salary Has Gone Up a Whopping 265% to Almost $1 Million
• If Beyoncé’s Fetuses Are Babies, Why Not All Fetuses?
• Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Defends Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Babies’ Limbs
• These Two Republicans Voted to Force States to Fund Planned Parenthood

More Pro-Life News
• Teen Mom Gave Birth, Threw Her Baby Out the Car Window, Then Texted Her Boyfriend: “It Was a Girl”
• Radical Abortion Activists Will Flood Congressional Town Halls Demanding Planned Parenthood Funding
• You’ll Want to Read This Mom’s Beautiful Letter to Her Daughter With Down Syndrome
• Scientists Given Green Light to Edit the DNA of Unborn Babies
• Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback: We Must Defund Planned Parenthood
• Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Upset Pregnancy Center Opened Next Door: “We Care for All People”
• Pro-Life Movement Has a Chance to Defeat More Pro-Abortion Senators Next Year
• Judge Tells Heroin Addict She Can’t Have More Babies After 4th Child Taken From Her Due to Neglect
• Survival Rates of Premature Babies Born at 23-24 Weeks are Improving
• Kentucky Legislators Propose Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Corporation
• Arkansas Senate Passes Bill Requiring Doctors to Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortion
• Irish Abortion Activists Hand Out Dangerous and Illegal Abortion Pills in the Streets


Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards’ Salary Has Gone Up a Whopping 265% to Almost $1 Million
It must be nice to be untouchable by mainstream media. You can lie through those shiny white teeth and mainstream media will treat every rehearsed and distorted word like truth.

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If Beyoncé’s Fetuses Are Babies, Why Not All Fetuses?
Objective realities aren’t subject to feelings, but increasingly, that’s the verdict of our celebrity-driven culture. Just ask Beyoncé’s twins.

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Defends Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Babies’ Limbs
I started to describe this heinous practice to a woman—the mother of a daughter who had been born prematurely—who literally trembled at the description. What was it?

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These Two Republicans Voted to Force States to Fund Planned Parenthood
Two Republican U.S. Congressmen voted against a Planned Parenthood defunding measure on Thursday, in opposition to the majority of their party.

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Teen Mom Gave Birth, Threw Her Baby Out the Car Window, Then Texted Her Boyfriend: “It Was a Girl”
A Nebraska teen admitted to throwing her premature newborn out of a window after she secretly gave birth in the middle of the night, killing the child.

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You’ll Want to Read This Mom’s Beautiful Letter to Her Daughter With Down Syndrome
A mother has written a touching open letter to her five-month-old daughter who has Down’s syndrome to reassure her she is loved unconditionally.

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Scientists Given Green Light to Edit the DNA of Unborn Babies
A group of international scientists opened Pandora’s box this week with a new report arguing that it may be acceptable to genetically edit unborn babies’ DNA in certain circumstances.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Arkansas Senate Passes Bill Requiring Doctors to Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortion

Irish Abortion Activists Hand Out Dangerous and Illegal Abortion Pills in the Streets

Pro-Life Movement Has a Chance to Defeat More Pro-Abortion Senators Next Year

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 Bishop Scharfenberger: Warning to Politicians, Material Cooperation in Abortion is a Mortal Sin

Bishop Scharfenberger Abortion Is NOT Health Care

The following is a statement by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger:

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The public policy issue of defunding Planned Parenthood was the subject of demonstrations and counter-demonstrations across the country this weekend, including here in the Capital Region. Without question, Planned Parenthood provides some morally unobjectionable health services to women. However, this statement is not unlike saying that a man who beats his wife sometimes gives her flowers. Planned Parenthood is the unquestioned number one provider of abortions in our country. This is the primary “product” for which it is known. Abortion is not health care; it is the intentional killing of a unique human person in his or her mother’s womb. This is a scientific fact that has nothing at all to do with religion or religious belief.

Consistent with this scientific fact, the Catholic Church clearly teaches the objective truth that abortion is a grave moral evil, and that material cooperation in abortion is a mortal sin.

Politicians: Let This Be Your Warning

When individuals, particularly those in political office, gloss over or ignore the core issue of whether or not taxpayers should be funding the world’s largest abortion business by citing Planned Parenthood’s other services, they are engaging in obfuscation that is, at best, confused and, at worst, dishonest. And when such individuals publicly hold themselves out to be Catholic, their local bishop has a responsibility to offer correction, both for the well-being of the individuals’ souls and to avoid scandal among the Catholic faithful.

Catholic Politicians: Renounce Their Public Support for Planned Parenthood

Such is the unfortunate case that I, as the Bishop of Albany, find myself in today. In a local protest over the weekend advocating for the continued public funding of Planned Parenthood, three Catholic politicians – one federal, one state, and one local – not only participated but spoke passionately on behalf of maintaining such funding. And while any judgment of these individuals’ hearts or souls is left only to God, I am entrusted with the solemn duty of reminding them of the unambiguous teaching of our faith on the matter of abortion, informing them that it is inappropriate and confusing to the faithful to hold yourself out publicly as a Catholic while also promoting abortion, and challenging them to embrace the Gospel of Life and to renounce their public support for Planned Parenthood.

My prayer is that these and other elected officials will come to see the truth that abortion harms women and babies, and that they courageously fight to defend the right to life of every human person from the moment of conception until natural death.

Discover More

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  3. Why No Communion For Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians
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Contact: Joe Langfeld, Human Life Alliance, 651-484-1040

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 17, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Human Life Alliance (HLA) announces a new edition its original comic book “Life Begins: An amazing adventure.”

It’s designed to tell a simple tale which helps children learn their first pro-life lesson — how all human beings grow and develop in their mother’s womb.

“Most pro-lifers are familiar with HLA material regarding the humanity of the preborn child and gruesome realities of abortion,” commented new HLA Executive Director Joe Langfeld. “This delightful comic book shares an uncomplicated straightforward pro-life message with children.”

As a favorite among pregnancy center volunteers, Sunday school teachers, and parents, HLA decided to update the illustrations for this latest release. The previous edition reached 508,400 children at over 1,574 schools, churches, homes, and fairs across the nation.

Young children will find the antics of “Life Begins” narrators, Gus and Lila, entertaining. Their comical approach walks children through the development of cells, beginning stages of life, all the way through birth.

Beautifully hand drawn and painted full page cells describe significant in utero development points at week seven and twenty-six. Major illustrated milestones include the baby’s heartbeat at 18 days, sucking her thumb at four months, hiccupping at five months, and more. Minneapolis artist and sidewalk counselor Evie Rombal illustrated “Life Begins.”

All this important information is woven into the birth story of a mom and dad journeying toward the big moment when baby and parents meet face to face.

Langfeld said, “The message is timeless and offers hope for a new generation. We know Millennials are more pro-life than their parents and professors. This new comic book will help raise up a new generation with strong pro-life beliefs.”

Following and continuing its important work with Millennials, HLA now intentionally reaches out to Generation Z. “They’re the next age group in which we need to lock-in pro-life beliefs before the hardened, secular media gets a hold of them,” declared Langfeld. “We seek to help parents lay a strong pro-life foundation among their kids, we seek to continue sharing a positive pro-life message to young people born after the year 2000.”

Free copies of “Life Begins” are available from Human Life Alliance by calling the main office at (651) 484-1040 or through its online resource center at www.humanlife.org.



(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2017
J.M.J.

February 17, 2017
The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! Also today I call you to put into practice and to live my messages that I am giving you. Decide for holiness, little children, and think of heaven. Only in this way, will you have peace in your heart that no one will be able to destroy. Peace is a gift, which God gives you in prayer. Little children, seek and work with all your strength for peace to win in your hearts and in the world. Thank you for having responded to my call.”  May 25, 2006


“Decide for holiness, little children and think of heaven.”

“Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace will be with you.” (Phil 4:6-9)

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017

 

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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

Top Stories
• House Votes to Overturn Obama Rule Forcing States to Fund Planned Parenthood
• Former Catholic Priest: I Used to Pray Outside Abortion Clinics, Now I Support Abortion
• Senate Will Hold Hearing on Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch on March 20
• Bishop to Pro-Abortion Politicians: “You Can’t Publicly be Catholic While Promoting Abortion”

More Pro-Life News
• Australia Will Spend $7.3 Million for Abortions After Trump Defunds International Planned Parenthood
• Judge Rules Doctors Can Override Parents, Remove Their 8-Month-Old Daughter From Life Support
• France Passes Law to Put Operators of Pro-Life Web Sites in Prison for Two Years
• Abortionist Loves Her Job Killing Babies: “As I Leave the Clinic, I Feel Elated From the Work”
• She Was Looking for an Abortion But Made One Phone Call That Changed Everything
• Sofía Vergara Fights Her Ex-Fiance to Kill Their Frozen Unborn Children
• Planned Parenthood Clinic Failed to Report Statutory Rape, Employees Didn’t Wash Hands After Abortions
• Media Ignores Videos 33 Million Watched Catching Planned Parenthood Denying Prenatal Care, Ultrasounds
• Florida Supreme Court Blocks 24-Hour Waiting Period Before Babies Can be Aborted
• How Can You Do a Better Job Counseling Women Considering Abortion? Here’s Some Tips
• Oregon Senate Bill 494 Would Allow Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death


House Votes to Overturn Obama Rule Forcing States to Fund Planned Parenthood
The House of Representatives voted today to overturn a rule pro-abortion President Barack Obama put in place preventing states from defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


Former Catholic Priest: I Used to Pray Outside Abortion Clinics, Now I Support Abortion
Dan Murtah used to be a Catholic priest. He used to stand outside of abortion clinics in the United Kingdom and pray for women and babies with other priests and pro-lifers.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Senate Will Hold Hearing on Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch on March 20
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on March 20.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Bishop to Pro-Abortion Politicians: “You Can’t Publicly be Catholic While Promoting Abortion”
The Catholic bishop of Albany, New York did not spare any criticism this week for politicians who support abortion and claim to be practicing Catholics.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Australia Will Spend $7.3 Million for Abortions After Trump Defunds International Planned Parenthood
Australia will chip in millions of dollars to support Planned Parenthood’s abortion work world-wide, government leaders announced this week.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Judge Rules Doctors Can Override Parents, Remove Their 8-Month-Old Daughter From Life Support
A London judge ruled against a family’s wishes to keep their 8-month-old daughter on life support earlier this month.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

France Passes Law to Put Operators of Pro-Life Web Sites in Prison for Two Years
France is becoming an increasingly hostile environment for people who think babies in the womb deserve a right to life.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Abortionist Loves Her Job Killing Babies: “As I Leave the Clinic, I Feel Elated From the Work”
The British publication The Guardian published an article entitled, “Being an abortion doctor has taught me a lot about life.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

How Can You Do a Better Job Counseling Women Considering Abortion? Here’s Some Tips

Oregon Senate Bill 494 Would Allow Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death

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(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.

February 16, 2017
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
In the Gospel for today, Jesus talks to the apostles about how they think. Jesus first asks them what they think about Him.  Who do you think I am??  Here is the Gospel:
 
Jesus and his disciples set out
for the villages of Caesarea Philippi.
Along the way he asked his disciples,
“Who do people say that I am?”
They said in reply,
“John the Baptist, others Elijah,
still others one of the prophets.”
And he asked them,
“But who do you say that I am?”
Peter said to him in reply,
“You are the Christ.”
Then he warned them not to tell anyone about him.

He began to teach them
that the Son of Man must suffer greatly
and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed, and rise after three days.
He spoke this openly.
Then Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
At this he turned around and, looking at his disciples,
rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan.
You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.” (Mark 8:27-33)
 
The apostles were all over the place in their opinions about who Jesus was. They repeated what others had said about Jesus, but didn’t really seem to have their own thoughts. We need to be careful not to rely only on what others say. Instead, what is God saying to us?
 
Amazingly, Peter was the one who was spot on about Jesus’ identity, saying “You are the Christ!” In Matthew’s account Jesus tells him: “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 16:17) The Father had revealed who Jesus was to Peter because Peter was listening for His inspiration. The Father will reveal things to us, if we stay in communication through prayer.
 
And then there is the gigantic fall of Peter! In the subsequent discussion about Jesus’ future of suffering, Peter fails to think like God thinks!  “Get behind me, Satan. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.” Peter got cocky and turned to human logic. It makes human sense to run from danger. But God’s sense is beyond human logic. Poor Peter had to learn the hard way to think more like God thinks!
 
Our Lady has asked us in her messages to think like God thinks. Here are a few examples:
 
December 02, 2013 “Dear children, …I desire for you to come to know the truth of my Son and to be my apostles; that, as children of God, you may rise above the human way of thinking and always, and in everything, seek God’s way of thinking, anew. My children, pray and fast that you may be able to recognize all of this which I am seeking of you. Pray for your shepherds and long to come to know the love of your Heavenly Father, in union with them. Thank you.”
 
August 2, 2010 “Dear children! Today I call you, together with me, to begin to build the Kingdom of Heaven in your hearts; that you may forget what is personal and, led by the example of my Son, think of what is of God. What does He desire of you? Do not permit satan to open the paths of earthly happiness, the paths without my Son. My children, they are false and last a short while. My Son exists. I offer you eternal happiness and peace and unity with my Son, with God; I offer you the Kingdom of God. Thank you.”
 
May 25, 2006 “Dear children! Also today I call you to put into practice and to live my messages that I am giving you. Decide for holiness, little children, and think of heaven. Only in this way, will you have peace in your heart that no one will be able to destroy. Peace is a gift; which God gives you in prayer. Little children, seek and work with all your strength for peace to win in your hearts and in the world. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
 
Our Lady is leading us to reflect on how we think, just like Jesus did with the apostles. She wants us to “seek God’s way of thinking.” She calls us to “forget what is personal and, led by the example of my Son, think of what is of God.” We are being asked to “Decide for holiness…and think of heaven.” If we begin to think as she asks us to think, we will find ourselves on the path to peace and eternal life. We might even be able to help others find that path.

May we learn to think as God thinks! Jesus, guide our thoughts heavenward!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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

Top Stories
• Bill Gates Slams Trump Executive Order to Defund International Planned Parenthood
• Alveda King: I’m Sick of Pro-Abortion Politicians Using Race-Baiting to Deceive Black Voters
• House Votes Tomorrow on Overturning Obama’s Mandate Forcing States to Fund Planned Parenthood
• Pro-Abortion Actress Scarlett Johansson Claims Monogamy is “Not a Natural Thing”

More Pro-Life News
• Congressional Bill Would Protect Doctors and Nurses Who Refuse to Assist Abortions
• Chelsea Handler Defends ‘Life-Saving’ Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
• Media Mourn Deaths of Hundreds of Whales, Ignore Deaths of Thousands of Aborted Babies
• Head of Abortion Business Claims Abortions are “Safer Than Aspirin”
• Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Company
• Writer for HBO’s “Girls” Says Abortion is Like “Shooting a Puppy in the Head”
• Indiana House Panel OKs Bill to Tell Women How the Abortion Pill Can be Reversed to Save Their Baby
• Missouri House Proposes Bill to Define Unborn Baby as a Person and Ban Abortions
• Tell the Hawaii Legislature to Vote “No” on SB 1129 to Legalize Assisted Suicide
• Arkansas House Passes Bill Banning Sex-Selection Abortions
• Ohio Bill Would Require Abortion Clinics to Bury Aborted Babies Instead of Selling Their Body Parts
• City Council Votes to Make St. Louis, Missouri a “Sanctuary City” for Abortion


Bill Gates Slams Trump Executive Order to Defund International Planned Parenthood
The majority of Americans were excited what President Donald Trump signed an executive order to defund the International Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


Alveda King: I’m Sick of Pro-Abortion Politicians Using Race-Baiting to Deceive Black Voters
Alveda King, the niece of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr, has released a pro-life message for Black History Month.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

House Votes Tomorrow on Overturning Obama’s Mandate Forcing States to Fund Planned Parenthood
Back in mid-December we wrote about a last-minute gift from outgoing pro-abortion President Barack Obama to his Planned Parenthood sweetheart.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Pro-Abortion Actress Scarlett Johansson Claims Monogamy is “Not a Natural Thing”
Actress Scarlett Johansson has been an abortion activist and supporter of Planned Parenthood for many years.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Congressional Bill Would Protect Doctors and Nurses Who Refuse to Assist Abortions
Leading pro-life and faith-based organizations are asking members of Congress to support new legislation that would provide healthcare providers who conscientiously object to abortions the right not to participate in the life-destroying procedure.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Chelsea Handler Defends ‘Life-Saving’ Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
She isn’t joking around this time. Comedian Chelsea Handler is ready to “fight” for “life-saving” abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Media Mourn Deaths of Hundreds of Whales, Ignore Deaths of Thousands of Aborted Babies
This week the media have been leading the nation in national mourning for the deaths of hundreds of Pilot Whales that perished on the beach at Farewell Spit.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Head of Abortion Business Claims Abortions are “Safer Than Aspirin”
Ann Furedi, CEO of BPAS claimed on BBC television this morning that women should be able to buy abortion pills online, because the drugs are safer than over the counter medication.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Arkansas House Passes Bill Banning Sex-Selection Abortions

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