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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Top Stories
• Shocking Video Catches Planned Parenthood Violating HIPAA, Releasing Patient Info to Sell Aborted Baby Parts
• Judge Blocks California Law Forcing Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortions
• Senate Confirms Amy Barrett for Appeals Court After Democrats Trashed Her Catholic Faith
. President Trump May Name Top Pro-Life Advocate as Global Women’s Issues Ambassador

More Pro-Life News

Court Rules Brain Damaged Woman’s Daughters Can Starve Her to Death
• Facebook Censors Pro-Life Group’s Ads: “We Don’t Support Ads for Your Business Model”

• Abortion Clinic That Got Supreme Court to Overturn State Health Codes Found Guilty of Dozens of Health Violations
• Planned Parenthood Claims It’s “Statistically Safer” To Have An Abortion Than Give Birth
• Congress Will Vote on Repealing Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), Obamacare’s “Death Panels”
• Pro-Abortion Fallacy of the Day: “Why Don’t You Pro-Lifers Adopt These Unwanted Children?”
• Duke University Discriminates Against Catholic Nurse Who Refused to Assist Abortions
• 67 Women Dress in White and Hold Cryptic Signs to Protest Something the Media Completely Ignores
• ACanadian Euthanasia Activists Consider Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children
• WATCH: Women’s Convention Attendees Criticize Event Organizers for Excluding Pro-Life Women
• Democrat Party Executive Caught Saying She Won’t Hire “Straight White Males”
• Former New York Times Reporter Admits She Made Monthly Donations to Planned Parenthood
• Missouri Planned Parenthood Sues a Second Time to Overturn Health Codes It Wants to Violate

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Shocking Video Catches Planned Parenthood Violating HIPAA, Releasing Patient Info to Sell Aborted Baby Parts
The pro-life advocates behind the many shocking videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies for research have released a 15th video today .

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


Judge Blocks California Law Forcing Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortions
In a major victory for free speech…

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Senate Confirms Amy Barrett for Appeals Court After Democrats Trashed Her Catholic Faith
The Senate today confirmed Amy Barrett as a US Court of Appeals Judge for 7th Circuit after Democrats trashed her Catholic faith.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

President Trump May Name Top Pro-Life Advocate as Global Women’s Issues Ambassador
Pro-life conservative leader Penny Young Nance may be President Donald Trump’s next ambassador at large for global women’s issues.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Court Rules Brain Damaged Woman’s Daughters Can Starve Her to Death
The daughters of a brain damaged woman have won a legal case to have the feeding tube that is keeping her alive removed.

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Facebook Censors Pro-Life Group’s Ads: “We Don’t Support Ads for Your Business Model”
Another pro-life group had its ads shut down on Facebook this month, adding to growing concerns about censorship on popular social media sites.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Abortion Clinic That Got Supreme Court to Overturn State Health Codes Found Guilty of Dozens of Health Violations
Whole Woman’s Health, the Texas-based abortion chain that challenged abortion clinic regulations to the U.S. Supreme Court, violated dozens of health and safety standards over the past five years.

Cli ck to Read at LifeNews.com.

Planned Parenthood Claims It’s “Statistically Safer” To Have An Abortion Than Give Birth
In the spirit of Halloween, Planned Parenthood sent out a truly ghastly tweet: they claimed it’s “statistically safer” for a black woman in the United States to have an abortion than to actually give birth to a baby.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

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WATCH: Women’s Convention Attendees Criticize Event Organizers for Excluding Pro-Life Women

Democrat Party Executive Caught Saying She Won’t Hire “Straight White Males”

Former New York Times Reporter Admits She Made Monthly Donations to Planned Parenthood

Missouri Planned Parenthood Sues a Second Time to Overturn Health Codes It Wants to Violate


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It’s All Hallows Eve – a day that should inspire thoughts of the saints in heaven, but often conjures up images of things meant to scare us.

But what is actually scary is the mindset that drives the largest abortion operation in America — Planned Parenthood. And it starts with their leadership.

In this Halloween podcast episode, we take a look at the genuinely frightening thoughts that have come from the minds of Planned Parenthood presidents, past and present.

Just to cite one … they insist that the question of when life begins is an ambiguous thing, and what really matters is when the mother says the child’s life begins.

That bit of “wisdom” was offered by current Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards.

There’s also the dilemma of supporting abortion as a means of “empowering women” … when 50% of all abortion victims are female.

Check out the “Bad Presidents” podcast at:

https://40daysforlife.com/2017/10/31/podcast-93/

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Columbia, Missouri

Two babies were saved, but five were lost. So it went on the day that abortions resumed after a lengthy hiatus at Planned Parenthood in Columbia. (Over the past five years, abortions only took place there during a three-month period in 2015.)

“We saw the triumph of God as He saved babies,” said Kathy, the local 40 Days for Life coordinator, “and witnessed the horror of what happens when moms come for the procedure that will end their child’s life and will put a mark on their heart that will never go away.”

This Planned Parenthood center wanted to offer abortions the week before, but the abortionist was a no-show. This time, she arrived.

A video crew from New York was also present. “Their huge cameras and four people milling about on the sidewalk were very disruptive to our peaceful prayer presence,” Kathy said. “They tried to interview many, but were rejected as their intrusive cameras were right in their faces.”

Still, the attention was on those who arrived for abortions – the woman whose second child had developmental problems, and feared her third child would have them as well; the teenager whose mother had no interest in hearing about other young mothers who had rejected abortion. And the others.

For her part, Kathy said it’s more important than ever for people to pray outside this abortion business. “We are praying this will end soon when an investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices begins, but we have to be prepared.”

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

One of the 40 Days for Life volunteers talked with a young man on the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood … while his girlfriend was keeping an appointment inside.

“At the end of the conversation, the boyfriend went in and brought her out,” said Monique, the local campaign coordinator. “At least on that day, we know the baby was not a victim of Planned Parenthood!”

Philadelphia’s Catholic archbishop stopped at the vigil recently. “It was such a peaceful, beautiful atmosphere,” Monique said, when Archbishop Charles Chaput led prayer with about 30 people. There were also four clinic escorts present at the time.

“As the prayer began initially there was a respectful silence even among the escorts,” she said, though they later began chatting loudly. That did not affect the prayer.

The clinic escorts also seemed miffed that the police officers who were present treated vigil participants with respect.

“As we told them how much we appreciated their presence and how much we were praying for their safety, our officers were simply beaming,” Monique said. “Thank God for our awesome relationship with these men and women of the law!”

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Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sin is covered. Blessed is the one to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.

— Romans 4:7-8

Our Most Gracious Heavenly Father, thank you for your amazing grace that saved a wretch like me. I come against the enemy of my soul who would have me feel cast down and dejected. Lord, keep your children from falling prey to the accusations of the father of lies. Turn our mourning into dancing and may we bring praise to you as we give testimony of Your healing and restoration in our lives.

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For life,

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Shawn Carney

President, 40 Days for Life

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Fr. Slavko, pray for us!

 

 (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

 

J.M.J.

October 31, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! I am calling you to be prayer in this time of grace. You all have problems, afflictions, sufferings and lack of peace. May saints be models to you and an encouragement for holiness; God will be near you and you will be renewed in seeking through your personal conversion. Faith will be hope to you and joy will begin to reign in your hearts. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (October 25, 2017)


Tonight in many of our communities children will participate in the celebration of Halloween.  It is a secular tradition, in which costumes are used to portray all sorts of scary and eerie characters.  The object of the evening parade is to get candy from your neighbors.  But I, for one, remember having bad dreams about Halloween for many years as a child.  It was not a great experience for me.

That is why I want to share a video with you about a tradition that was started by a community in England, Cor et Lumen Christi.  This community has found a beautiful way to change the eerie tradition of Halloween into a beautiful Night of Light and fun.

Here is the video!  Enjoy!

 

We are called to the Light!!  Let the saints be models to us and an encouragement to holiness and to fun!!

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
(c)Mary TV 2017

 

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VOA TV’s Huchen Zhang interviews Chen Guangcheng for the first time on U.S. soil, with Reggie Littlejohn, in 2013. Zhang is among the “Mandarin Five” who were forced on administrative leave.
Dear Friends,

I have been fortunate enough to have been interviewed many times by the Voice of America (see the photo above, with Guangcheng Chen), which has enabled me to get behind China’s Great Firewall and inform the Chinese people directly of abuses in connection with China’s One Child (now Two Child) Policy. VOA has a proud history of courageous journalism, including broadcasts behind enemy lines during the Second World War. Recent troubling events have led to a State Department investigation as to whether the Chinese government is exerting pressure to censor VOA. Here’s a letter I wrote with Guangcheng Chen about this crucial investigation. Many top Chinese human rights activists signed as well.

Reggie
To Whom It May Concern:
We have learned that the Office of Inspector General of the United States Department of State has decided to start an investigation of “management decisions” giving rise to the Guo Wengui interview incident at Voice of America. We applaud the OIG’s decision to investigate the VOA Management and have some suggestions regarding the investigation.
For those unfamiliar with the Guo Wengui interview incident, on April 19 of this year, Voice of America China Branch was set to broadcast a three-hour live interview of Guo Wengui, a Chinese billionaire with close ties to the Chinese State Security apparatus, who claimed to have information about high-level official corruption in the Chinese regime.  Specifically, Guo stated his intent publicly to expose how China’s State Security apparatus pressured the Chinese business community into financing its infiltration into organizations globally, as well as its monitoring of Chinese citizens.
This exposure of widespread official corruption had the potential to afford a rare revelation of the machinations of the police state to those who are its innocent victims. VOA promoted the upcoming interview heavily for a week, with the full knowledge and consent of VOA management.
Instead, VOA’s upper-level management abruptly cut short the interview mid-broadcast, to the consternation of the Chinese audience, many of whom stated that they believe that VOA was kowtowing to censorship and pressure from the Chinese Communist Party.   VOA has since suffered a sharp loss of its viewership and reputation in China, and has indeed become the object of mockery.
Equally disturbing, five journalists involved in the interview were put on administrative leave pending “investigation.”  Five months later, four remain on involuntary leave.  Has the investigation of the “Mandarin Five” been concluded?  If so, why has no report been issued?  Read More.

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Monday, October 30, 2017

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

Top Stories
• Newborn Baby Girl Found in Dumpster With Umbilical Cord Still Attached
• Kim Kardashian Claims Planned Parenthood is “Nothing Like” an Abortion Clinic
• Student Body President Impeached After Canceling Abortion Ads in Student Newspaper
. Congressional Committee Will Hold Hearing on Bill to Ban Abortions After Baby’s Heart Begins Beating

More Pro-Life News

Amazing Photo Shows an Unborn Baby Carved Into a Pumpkin
• Planned Parenthood Sex-Ed Program for 12-Year-Olds on Hold After Hundreds of Parents Protest

• Google Removes False Reviews Slandering Pro-Life Centers as “Fake Abortion Clinics”
• Awesome Photo Shows Flowers Signaling New Life Outside Closed Abortion Center
• Billionaire Activist George Soros Donates $85 Million to Sponsors of Pro-Abortion “Women’s March”
• Pregnancy Centers Ask Supreme Court to Overturn California Law Forcing Them to Promote Abortions
 • NAACP Should Issue Travel Advisory for Racist Planned Parenthood, Which Kills Black Babies in Abortions
• Congresswoman Tries to Stop ?New Abortion Clinic From Opening in Notre Dame’s Hometown
• Abortion Activists Celebrate 50 Years of Abortions in Britain
• Judge Blocks Alabama Law Prohibiting Abortion Clinics Near Schools
• Wisconsin Committee Passes Bill Banning University of Wisconsin Doctors From Doing Abortions
• 11 Reasons to Oppose Legalizing Assisted Suicide in Australia
• Government in Scotland OKs Dangerous Do-It-Yourself Abortions at Home Without a Doctor

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Newborn Baby Girl Found in Dumpster With Umbilical Cord Still Attached
A newborn baby girl found in a dumpster in Texas is doing well in an Austin hospital two days after passers by saved the infant’s life.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


Kim Kardashian Claims Planned Parenthood is “Nothing Like” an Abortion Clinic
America’s largest abortion provider recently acquired new “big fans” from the reality TV world because, they discovered, it’s “nothing like” an abortion clinic.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Student Body President Impeached After Canceling Abortion Ads in Student Newspaper
University College of Dublin student body president Katie Ascough was impeached last week after she removed potentially illegal abortion information from a student handbook.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Congressional Committee Will Hold Hearing on Bill to Ban Abortions After Baby’s Heart Begins Beating
A U.S. House subcommittee is scheduled to consider a bill Wednesday to protect unborn babies from abortion once they have a detectable heartbeat.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Amazing Photo Shows an Unborn Baby Carved Into a Pumpkin
The tradition of Halloween pumpkin carving brought out the creative side of one pro-life advocate.

Cl i ck to Read at LifeNews.com

Planned Parenthood Sex-Ed Program for 12-Year-Olds on Hold After Hundreds of Parents Protest
North Carolina parents expressed outrage this week after learning that the abortion chain Planned Parenthood was scheduled to teach sex education their middle school children.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Google Removes False Reviews Slandering Pro-Life Centers as “Fake Abortion Clinics”
The more abortion absolutists peddle the fiction that pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics are “fake abortion clinics” that lie to women, the more they’re finding—or would find if they were paying attention, anyway—that nobody’s buying the lies they’re selling…

Cli ck to Read at LifeNews.com.

Awesome Photo Shows Flowers Signaling New Life Outside Closed Abortion Center
A curious photo made the rounds of Facebook the other week. It depicted a multi-colored bouquet of flowers, propped up outside the door of the Hillcrest Women’s Medical Center.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

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Judge Blocks Alabama Law Prohibiting Abortion Clinics Near Schools

Wisconsin Committee Passes Bill Banning University of Wisconsin Doctors From Doing Abortions

11 Reasons to Oppose Legalizing Assisted Suicide in Australia


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I’ve written before about the link between contraception and abortion: that is, statistically contraception use actually increases, rather than decreases the abortion rate. For some reason, this claim is still met with shock and disbelief, even though top pro-abortion leaders have been admitting this truth – self-evident to anyone who examines the facts – since the 1960s.
 
However, a pair of new studies from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), a leading UK abortion provider, has given us a new, and even more horrific understanding of the infernal symbiosis that unites contraception and abortion.
 
The first study found that over half (51.2%) of the 60,000+ women who came to their facilities for an abortion in 2016 were using at least one form of contraception at the time they become pregnant. This first finding is not surprising. In fact, the only shocking thing is that it was “only” 51% – other recent BPAS studies have found that as many as 66% of women seeking an abortion at their facilities were using contraception.
 
So much for “safe, cheap, and effective”!
 
However, the second study is the one that truly makes the stomach turn. Surprised by the fact that the number of women seeking abortions after 20 weeks (i.e. when the baby is essentially fully-formed, and might even be able to survive outside the womb) has not decreased over the past decade, BPAS launched a study to find out why women were waiting that long before aborting. The answer? You guessed it: contraception.
 
Sincerely yours in Christ, 
Father Shenan J. Boquet 
President, Human Life International
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Please pray for all the moms who’ve said “yes” to life during this 40 Days for Life campaign!

Our dedicated local leaders say that so far, they are aware of …

366 babies spared from abortion since Day 1!

And talk about last-minute decisions! We know off a couple of cases where the moms changed their minds AFTER they’d paid for the abortions.

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Toledo, Ohio

A young woman in Toledo had scheduled an abortion, though it turns out the abortion was more of her boyfriend’s idea than her own.

She had made the initial payment at the abortion facility … but after thinking about it, she changed her mind.

“She went back into the facility to ask for her money back,” said Peter in Toledo, “and told the staff that she in fact herself does not believe in abortion.”

When she left the building, volunteers talked and prayed with her, then directed her to life-affirming community resources.

Peter said this came right after the annual procession to the abortion center, an event that gathers more than 300 participants.

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El Paso, Texas

Families at the 40 Days for Life vigil in El Paso vigil learned that a woman – mother to four other children – had scheduled an appointment and paid $450 for the abortion pill.

“Her husband wanted the baby,” said Mark, one of the local leaders, “so she was planning on telling him that she miscarried.”

After volunteers talked to her, they led her to a pro-life pregnancy help center where she decided to keep her baby.

“This makes six confirmed lives saved in our community,” Mark said, “all because people just like you showed up on the sidewalk to pray! I am so grateful to God for each one of you who make these local community prayer vigils possible.”

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Manhattan, New York

A 40 Days for Life vigil participant glanced over at Planned Parenthood and noticed a security guard standing by the door … which then slowly opened as a young woman left the building.

“She was shaking and holding her arms around herself,” the volunteer said. “She was trying to talk on the phone but shaking so much that she looked as though she was going to drop it.”

After the vigil participant approached and asked if she needed help, she said, “I want to keep my baby.”

She was offered information about the community resources that are available. “That is what I need,” she said. “I need help. I have no one.”

As they turned the corner to talk privately, the young woman told her story. She is unmarried, she’d lost her job – and her father was threatening to throw her out of their home.

With the vigil participant’s support and encouragement, they went together to see the Sisters of Life. “Faith and family are her firm foundation,” the volunteer said. “I left her with the sisters – she was no longer shaking but smiling. Please pray for her! God is good!”

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

—John 1:1-3

O God, may we always be quick to call you Father. And when we call you father, let your Spirit remind us that we, and all people, from their beginning to their last day, are your children. We praise you, Father, that you sent your Son to reveal to the world that all people are His brothers and sisters, that all people are your children.

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For life,

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Shawn Carney

President, 40 Days for Life

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