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Caption Reggie Littlejohn (in orange) with her co-presenters and several attendees after the March 11 event.  Her co-presenters were Jing Zhang (second row, fourth from the left), President of Women’s Rights in China; Lois Herman, Coordinator of the Women’s United Nations Reporting Network, who moderated; and Ms. Margaret Owen, Founder and CEO of Widows for Peace Through Democracy, to Reggie’s right in the photo.  Credit:  Women’s Rights Without Frontiers.
Women’s Rights Without Frontiers collaborated with the Women’s United Nations Reporting Network to sponsor an event at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.  The event was standing room only, a powerful success.   Here is an excerpt of Reggie’s remarks:

“Zhen Ting’s” husband passed away with necrosis of the bone five years ago.  She still remembers his last months, in and out of the hospital. The doctor finally told Zhen Ting to take her husband home and buy him his favorite foods. They had run out of money for hospitalization, and there was nothing more that could be done to save him.

Zhen Ting’s daughter-in-law became very angry at the cost of her father-in-law’s illness.  The daughter-in-law yelled at this helpless, elderly couple. She told the neighbors, “It is better to die than live in pain and make the whole family suffer, spending all our savings so that we will become homeless people.” The daughter-in-law held out the example of an elderly woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She hanged herself on a tree in the back yard, to save her family from having to pay medical expenses.

Zhen Ting says that her son is an introverted person; he would never stand up to his wife.  She had no support, no one to turn to, when a fieldworker from Women’s Rights Without Frontiers told her about our “Save a Widow” Campaign. Zhen Ting is deeply grateful for the monthly visit and monetary support she is now receiving.  She says that even though her own son has abandoned her, kind strangers from far away are willing to help her.  She told our fieldworker, “God is showing mercy to me and sent me an angel.”

“Zhen Ting” (name changed to protect her privacy), a widow given dignity, hope and practical help through our “Save a Widow” Campaign.  Credit:  Women’s Rights Without Frontiers.
China has the highest female suicide rate in the world.  According to a State Department Report, 590 women end their lives every day in China.  China also has a skyrocketing rate of senior suicide, which has increased 500% in the past 20 years, as the One Child Policy has destroyed the family structure in China.

China’s current elderly population is 241 million, 17.3 % of the nation’s total population, and rising.  China’s elderly population is set to peak at nearly half a billion, or 35% of the total population, in 2050.

Sadly, senior suicide is on the rise.  According to a reportin the China Daily — a Chinese government–affiliated English language news outlet — the suicide rate of rural Chinese elderly has increased 500% in the past two decades, from 100 to 500 per 100,000.  According to sociologist Liu Yanwu, who studied the issue for six years, “. . . I was more shocked by the lack of concern in villages where the elderly commit suicide . . . It seems that death is nothing to fear, and suicide is a normal, even a happy end.”

In the past, elders were venerated and cared for by their children and grandchildren. “Filial piety was valued in old China, but many elderly people in rural areas can no longer depend on their children as a result of the great economic and social changes over the past three decades,” continues Liu, “and the pension system fails to compensate . . . In China, farmers are vulnerable, and old farmers are the most vulnerable.”

Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, stated, “the studies show that the elderly, especially elderly widows who traditionally have depended on their children to support them in old age, are becoming destitute and so desperate that they are committing suicide.  They are the invisible victims of the demographic disaster caused by the One Child Policy and are in urgent need of help.

Women’s Rights Without Frontiersis committed to helping Chinese women at every stage of their lives.  Our “Save a Girl” Campaignhelps baby girls to be born, instead of being selectively aborted or abandoned because they are girls.  Likewise, we help their mothers defend themselves against the pressure to abort or abandon their baby girls.   And now through our “Save a Widow” Campaign, we are extending help to elderly widows, to ease their suffering and give them dignity and new hope in the twilight season of their lives.

These efforts are not enough to help all the baby girls or all the abandoned widows in China. We call upon the Chinese government to step up its efforts to help those most vulnerable.

Reggie and her husband, Robert in front of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women banner.  Credit:  Women’s Rights Without Frontiers
Related Links

Can China Afford Rapid Aging?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4949193/

https://springerplus.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40064-016-2778-0

Suicide Among Elderly Increases
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-08/04/content_18239837.htm

China’s Elderly Population to Peak at Half a Billion in 2050
https://gbtimes.com/chinas-elderly-population-to-peak-at-half-a-billion-in-2050

China’s Elderly Population Continues to Rise, With 241 Million Now Over 60
https://gbtimes.com/chinas-elderly-population-continues-to-rise

Save a Widow Campaign
https://www.womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org/index.php?nav=help-chinese-widows

Congressional-Executive Commission on China 2017 Report, “Population Control” section at p. 158
https://www.cecc.gov/publications/annual-reports/2017-annual-report

Ageing China:  Changes and Challenges
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-19630110

China:  The Disturbing Trend of Elderly Suicide
http://www.silvereco.org/en/china-the-disturbing-trend-of-elderly-suicide/

Suicide Among the Elderly in Mainland China
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/26672766_Suicide_Among_the_Elderly_in_Mainland_China

How China’s Rural Elderly Are Being Left Behind and Taking Their Lives, updated
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/how-chinas-rural-elderly-are-being-left-behind-and-taking-theirlives/article29179579/

Why are so many elderly Asians killing themselves? https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/why-are-so-many-elderly-asians-killing-themselves-n32591

China’s Rural Poor Bear the Brunt of the Nation’s Aging Crisis
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-05/china-s-rural-poor-bear-the-brunt-of-the-nation-s-aging-crisis

Relying on Whom?  Poverty and Consumption Financing of China’s Elderly
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK109233/

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Mark in El Paso reported that theater employees screen every movie to ensure the video and audio all work as designed. That quality control screening led to a deep conversation among the local theater staff.

“One staff member disclosed abortion trauma,” Mark said. “They were very grateful to receive information and contacts for our local post-abortion support group and retreats, which they now plan to attend.”

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London, England

“Hail, rain and cold weather! Did not stop our heroic volunteers, though!” wrote Sarah in London.

Families and people of all ages are joining the vigil–some traveling hours to come pray.

One volunteer came much farther than that. Renee, who helps lead the Champaign, Illinois 40 Days for life campaign, visited England and prayed at the London vigil site.

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Boston, Massachusetts

Three generations of prayer warriors came out to pray at the Planned Parenthood location in Boston.

Cait, her mother Christin, and her grandmother Mary joined the vigil. “Christin, in the middle, has 12 children!” said Rita, who leads the Boston campaign.

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These all wait for you, that you may give them their food in due season, what you give them they gather in; you open your hand they are filled with good. You hide your face, they are troubled; you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. You send forth your Spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the earth.

— Psalm 104:27-30

Beloved Father, remind us today that there is no truth but you. Do not let us fall prey to the evil one’s lie that we may choose death. Remind us right now that you, who created all life, are in control of all life, and let us know right now that you who created all life, are in control of all life, and let us choose life always. Keep lighting the pathway home, for us and for all who participate in this 40 Days for Life campaign.

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For life,

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Shawn Carney
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See Unplanned TODAY! Find your theater here:

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Last night’s release of Unplanned was a major success!

A pro-abortion newspaper columnist wrote, “By the end of the film, I was completely distraught, questioning everything I had ever believed about what abortion really was.”

The movie about Abby Johnson’s conversion from Planned Parenthood manager to pro-life advocate captivated sold-out theaters from coast-to-coast.

And Abby isn’t alone. She was the 26th of 186 who have left the abortion industry during a 40 Days for Life campaign. Abby and her ministry, And Then There Were None, have helped over 500 abortion workers!

Dr. Haywood Robinson is a former abortion doctor who met the Lord, converted, and quit performing abortions decades ago. He now serves on the 40 Days for Life board of directors.

Haywood recently visited campaigns across Southwest Florida–and met another fellow abortion worker along the way. Check out his report from the Sunshine State.

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Naples, Florida

Haywood wasn’t the only abortion worker to speak at a campaign event in Naples. Myra, a former Planned Parenthood surgical assistant, also addressed rally attendees.

Upon getting a job at the abortion giant, she convinced herself that her need to provide for her family trumped any personal objections she had to abortion. That changed when she witnessed the abortion of quadruplets. Myra left her job–and brought three co-workers with her.

We will feature Myra in the summer edition of Day 41 magazine. Click here to get your free subscription:

https://40daysforlife.com/magazine/

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Port Charlotte, Florida

Haywood addressed a packed house in Port Charlotte, where Tom is leading his first 40 Days for Life campaign–at 90 years old!

The abortionist in Port Charlotte is 85 years old. Tom said if the abortion provider can end lives at 85, surely he can lead a 40 Days for Life vigil at 90!

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Sarasota, Florida

Haywood’s wife Noreen is also a former abortion provider. The two of them spoke to a large crowd following a testimony from Darlene (pictured above), with Silent No More Awareness.

“Haywood put his arm around her and asked the group to pray for her,” said Rich, the leader in Sarasota.

What happened next touched everybody. “Noreen came up and asked Darlene to forgive the two former abortionists for what they did,” Rich said.

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Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

— Jeremiah 1:4-5

Lord God, we confess that in You we live and move and have our being. Because You are, we are. May we find grace from You to affirm the being of every human and may we labor to make this truth known to the world around us.

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For life,

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Shawn Carney
President/CEO, 40 Days for Life

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Trump Admin Sends Pro-Life Women’s Clinic $5 Million That Once Went to Planned Parenthood


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Friday, March 29, 2019

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Top Stories
“Unplanned” Movie Opens in Theaters Nationwide Today, Despite Hollywood’s Strong Opposition
Ben Stiller, Mia Farrow, Debra Messing, and Minnie Driver Will Boycott Georgia If It Bans Abortion
Democrats Complained About Cutting Special Olympics Funding, But Support Aborting Its Participants
Georgia Legislature Passes Bill Banning Abortions After Unborn Baby’s Heart Starts Beating

More Pro-Life News
President Donald Trump: “Democrats are The Party of Abortion Right Up Until the Moment of Birth”
Lifetime, HGTV, and Hallmark Channel Reject Ads for Pro-Life Movie “Unplanned”
Joe Biden Supports Abortions Up to Birth and Has a Long Pro-Abortion Record in Congress to Prove It
Police Looking for Abortion Activist Who Brutally Assaulted an Elderly Pro-Life Man
Scroll Down for Several More Pro-Life News Stories

“Unplanned” Movie Opens in Theaters Nationwide Today, Despite Hollywood’s Strong Opposition

Unplanned is not a film to go see lightly. It certainly does not offer a fun cinematic experience, and it’s far from the kind of flick you’d enjoy over popcorn or nachos.Click to Read at LifeNews.com


Ben Stiller, Mia Farrow, Debra Messing, and Minnie Driver Will Boycott Georgia If It Bans Abortion

A number of high-profile Hollywood celebrities have written to the Governor of Georgia, threatening to boycott the state if a “heartbeat” abortion bill becomes law.Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Democrats Complained About Cutting Special Olympics Funding, But Support Aborting Its Participants

Pro-abortion Democrats were accused of playing politics with children’s lives this week in a debate over proposed budget cuts to the Special Olympics program.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com

The Georgia state legislature on Friday advanced a pro-life bill Monday that would prohibit abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

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President Donald Trump: “Democrats are The Party of Abortion Right Up Until the Moment of Birth”

President Donald Trump slammed Democrats as “the party of abortion right up until birth” on Thursday in Michigan

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Lifetime, HGTV, and Hallmark Channel Reject Ads for Pro-Life Movie “Unplanned”

Theaters across the country now are showing the film “Unplanned” based on the true story of Planned Parenthood director-turned pro-life advocate Abby Johnson. But people may not know it if they watch TV.Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Joe Biden Supports Abortions Up to Birth and Has a Long Pro-Abortion Record in Congress to Prove It

Readers of the New York Times may get the impression that likely presidential candidate Joe Biden is a moderate on abortion.Click to Read at LifeNews.com

 

Police Looking for Abortion Activist Who Brutally Assaulted an Elderly Pro-Life Man

San Francisco police are still looking for the person who attacked an elderly pro-life man last week outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

“Grey’s Anatomy” Character: “I’m Not Ashamed of” Having a Secret Abortion

Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event? Don’t have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.

Louisiana Amendment Would Ensure There’s No “Right to Abortion” in the State Constitution

Alabama Bill Would Ban All Abortions, Protect Unborn Babies From the Moment of Conception

Liberals Trying To Revive Equal Rights Amendment To Get “Right” to Abortion In The Constitution

8 Times Hollywood Tried to “Normalize” Killing Babies in Abortions

House Democrats Block Bill to Stop Infanticide For 24th Time, Refuse Care for Aborted Babies Born Alive


 

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Today, Unplanned hits more than ONE THOUSAND screens across the United States. If you haven’t bought tickets yet, it is time! Get yours NOW:

This film is a generational opportunity to change hearts and minds. Last week, I spoke with Glenn Beck about Unplanned, 40 Days for Life, and why peaceful prayer holds the key to ending abortion at the local level.

If you didn’t catch the interview last week, check it out here:

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To watch the video, click the image or visit:

https://youtu.be/Y4mPVwxMELo

And then get fired up by watching the trailer, which hit number one on iTunes earlier this year:

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To watch the video, click the image or visit:

https://youtu.be/gBLWpKbC3ww

This weekend is key. Your decision to buy a ticket will determine how long Unplanned stays in theaters, how many hearts are changed, and how many new volunteers hit the sidewalks.

Find your theater, get your tickets, and bring your friends today!

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Marietta, Georgia

Actress Robin DeMarco (second from right), who plays Abby Johnson’s mom in Unplanned, spoke at a 40 Days for Life event in Marietta.

Around 160 incredible souls…came to worship God, pray, and support the fight to shut down the Marietta PP and enjoy sweet fellowship with fellow pro-life warriors,” said Suzanne, who co-leads the campaign with her daughter Rachel (far right).

Suzanne said one of her prayer warriors was able to pray with and redirect an abortion-minded couple to the local pregnancy center.

Abortion Workers

“I’m going to make you happy,” said the abortion worker exiting an East Coast Planned Parenthood. “I just quit.”

A similar report came in from a West Coast Planned Parenthood. “One of the workers here at Planned Parenthood told me yesterday that after next week, she won’t be here any more!” said a member of the local campaign leadership team.

Vigil participants weren’t ready to describe either employee’s departure as a conversion, but it’s always good news when the abortion industry loses a staffer!

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Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand. O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name.

— Nehemiah 1:10-11

We pray for your continued guidance and protection throughout the remainder of this 40-day campaign. May we be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in Your work, knowing that our labor will not be in vain.

See today’s full devotional

For life,

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Shawn Carney
President/CEO, 40 Days for Life

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God is only peace!
March 29, 2019

Dear Family of Mary!

“…Wars are reigning in hearts and nations, because you do not have peace and you do not see, little children, a brother in your neighbor…” (March 25, 2019)


Over the years Our Lady has been very persistent with us about one thing, and that is the need for peace in our hearts. She sees the direct correlation between our own personal lack of peace and the growth of war and hatred in the world. Peace must begin in our hearts first. It will not come to us from outside. Peace comes from within, as we turn to the Lord for mercy, and forgive our neighbors. That is how peace comes to the world, one person at a time.

Here are five messages in which Our Lady has called for peace in our hearts. Let’s use them today as our meditation before each decade of the rosary we pray. If we ask, the Lord will help us to understand Our Lady’s words and put them into our lives. We want to allow our hearts to be filled with peace. She can help us!!

 
February 25, 1991 “Dear children! Today, I invite you to decide for God, because distance from God is the fruit of the lack of peace in your hearts. God is only peace. Therefore, approach Him through your personal prayer and then live peace in your hearts and in this way, peace will flow from your hearts like a river into the whole world. Do not talk about peace but make peace. I am blessing each of you and each good decision of yours. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

January 25, 1996 “Dear Children! Today I invite you to decide for peace. Pray that God give you the true peace. Live peace in your hearts and you will understand, dear children, that peace is the gift of God. Dear children, without love you cannot live peace. The fruit of peace is love and the fruit of love is forgiveness. I am with you and I invite all of you, little children, that before all else forgive in the family and then you will be able to forgive others. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

June 25, 2015 “Dear children! Also today the Most High gives me the grace to be able to love you and to call you to conversion. Little children, may God be your tomorrow and not war and lack of peace; not sorrow but joy and peace must begin to reign in the heart of every person – but without God you will never find peace. Therefore, little children, return to God and to prayer so that your heart may sing with joy. I am with you and I love you with immeasurable love. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

December 25, 2016 “Dear children! With great joy, today I am carrying my Son Jesus to you, for Him to give you His peace. Open your hearts, little children, and be joyful that you can receive it. Heaven is with you and is fighting for peace in your hearts, in the families and in the world; and you, little children, help with your prayers for it to be so. I bless you with my Son Jesus and call you not to lose hope; and for your gaze and heart to always be directed towards Heaven and eternity. In this way, you will be open to God and to His plans. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

December 25, 2016 “Dear children! Today, on this day of grace, in a special way, I am calling you to pray for peace. Children, I came here as the Queen of Peace and how many times have I called you to pray for peace. But, children, your hearts are restless. Sin is preventing you from opening yourselves completely to grace and peace which God desires to give you. To live peace, my children, is to first have peace in your hearts and to be surrendered completely to God and to His will. Do not seek peace and joy in the things of this world, because this is all passing. Long for true mercy and peace which come only from God; and only in this way will your hearts be filled with true joy; and only in this way will you be able to become witnesses of peace in this peaceless world. I am your mother and intercede before my Son for each of you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (Jakov)


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Cathy Nolan
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Prolife House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) has indicated that a discharge petition for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) will be filed on April 2nd. If the petition is signed by a majority of House members, it will overcome the obstruction of pro-abortion Democrat leadership.

If enacted, H.R. 962 would extend federal legal protection to babies who are born alive during an abortion. Pro-life members of Congress a re using a discharge petition to attempt to force a vote on this vitally important bill that should have, but does not have, unanimous support across party lines.

H.R. 962 is a necessary and timely response to the radical trend that started with the signing of the Reproductive Health Act by Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.). The RHA allows abortion through all stages of pregnancy and removed explicit protections for babies born alive following a failed abortion.

Sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would enact an explicit requirement that a baby born alive during an abortion must be afforded “the same degree” of care that would apply “to any other child born alive at the same gestational age,” including transportation to a hospital.

The bill applies the existing penalties of the federal murder statute to anyone who performs “an overt act that kills a child born alive.” The bill also empowers women with a right to sue their abortionists and others for harm caused by violations of the act.

National Right to Life strongly supports the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.  Take action to urge your House member to sign the discharge petition to force a vote on this life-saving legislation.
Click here for more information.