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St. Joseph Fullerton
A bus will leave the Church parking lot at 4:00pm and will return to St. Joseph at approximately 9:30pm. Cost for adults is $5.00; children and students are free. To reserve your seat, please contact Sherrie Palmateer, Coordinator of the Brothers and Sisters of Life Ministry at St. Joseph Church at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-977-6216.
St. Louis Clarksville
A bus will leave the church parking lot at 3:30pm and depart Annapolis at 9 pm. Cost is $5/person, $20/family. To reserve a seat, contact Sue Arlinghaus at 410-531-1320 or email@example.com.
Immaculate Conception Towson
A bus will leave at 4PM on Mon. March 10 and return about 10PM. Cost is $15 per adult and $5 per student. To reserve a seat, contact Marci at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-853-7444.
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 10/5/11 12:15 PM
Every October, tens of thousands of students across the United States and in other countries join together for the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity — when they silently stand up for unborn children killed in abortions.
The day sees students at college and university campuses join their peers in high schools and junior high schools to put red tape over their mouths or adorn their arms with red armbands and to pass out literature letting their friends know why they are taking a vow of silence for the… Read More
Opponents of abortion are rarely interviewed on television these days. “It’s much harder to get on TV than it used to be,” says Charmaine Yoest, who heads Americans United for Life. Bookers of guests for news shows tell her, “We don’t want to talk about abortion. We’re tired of it.”
Photo of ultrasound
Perhaps the mainstream media are simply incapable of covering more than one social issue at a time. For the moment, the conflict over gay marriage and gays in the military is monopolizing media coverage, TV and print alike. Abortion is barely an afterthought.
There’s an upside to… Read More
by Kelly Clinger
Note: Kelly Clinger, a performer and former backup singer for the pop star Britney Spears, had two abortions when she was in her early twenties. She is now a pro-life speaker for Silent No More Awareness and blogs about her pro-life activities here.
October 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - I’ve been putting off getting my hair done for a while because it’s hard for me to rationalize spending the money and spending 2 hours being still. (I know, first world problem!) But, alas, my roots were quite blond so I scheduled an appointment for today. I’ve been battling... Read More
commentary delivered by PFM President Mark Earley
A picture of a baby in utero flashes onto the computer screen. Images of the fetus seem to pulse, reminiscent of a baby’s heartbeat.
On the screen the following words appear: “This child’s future is a broken home. He will be abandoned by his father. His single mother will struggle to raise him.” The background music continues as we watch the baby grow.
New words flash on the screen: “This child, despite the hardships he will endure, will become the first African-American President.”
The picture on the screen then changes to the jubilant… Read More
Susan G. Komen's Relationship with Planned Parenthood
Posted by Breeanne Howe (Diary)
Thursday, October 13th at 1:30PM EST
Every year thousands of women train and prepare to Race for the Cure organized by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer nonprofit. During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, almost every product on the shelves, from batteries to blenders, turns pink and contributes a portion of their sales to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. One needs not see the name to know who is behind the pink ribbon. Most people, however, do not know what is beyond… Read More
The 1969 missive they'd like to forget
Planned Parenthood Abby Johnson writes in a post on her blog today:
When I worked at Planned Parenthood, there was something that we were not allowed to talk about. If we didn’t talk about it, then maybe no one else would either. It was called the Jaffe Memo. In 1969, Planned Parenthood was asked by the government to produce some ideas to help with overpopulation. They did just that. What is in the memo as a “solution” to overpopulation is astonishing. And, I’m sorry to say, it looks like the Jaffe Memo is starting… Read More
International law recognizing “right to abortion” does not exist.   by Karla Dial
A new set of documents, known as the San Jose Articles, were released at the United Nations yesterday to help governments remember they are under no obligation to liberalize their laws regarding abortion.
The Articles — named for the city in Costa Rica where scholars drafted them this spring — are necessary because abortion lobbyists have waged a years-long misinformation campaign claiming international law recognizes the “right” to abortion. As a result, Colombia recently legalized abortion, and judges in Mexico are leaning that way.
In truth, international law… Read More
by Thaddeus Baklinski
LONDON, UK, September 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new study published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry found that women who underwent an abortion experienced an 81% increased risk of mental health problems. The study also found that almost 10% of all women’s mental health problems are directly linked to abortion.
Conducted by Priscilla K. Coleman, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA, the study was based on an analysis of 22 separate studies and 36 measures of effect, that involved a total of 877,181 participants of whom 163,831... Read More
WASHINGTON DC, June 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Given the precipitous decline in the birthrates of European countries, all anti-natal programs funded by the United States should immediately be replaced by pro-natal programs, one top population expert recently told the U.S. Senate.
“It doesn’t matter whether we call them reproductive health programs, family planning programs, or population control programs,” said Stephen Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute (PRI). “They all have the same effect: they force down the birth rate in countries that are already dying. Such programs are only making a bad problem worse.”
The hearing before the Senate… Read More
You will be glad to learn that we all have official permission from the UN people-counters to panic about about “overpopulation” — yet again.
The U.N. Population Division apparently decided that its earlier predictions about world population growth were too restrained. So it upped the ante in its 2010 report, revising almost all of its numbers upwards. According to the new numbers, the world's population will reach 9.3 billion by the time 2050 rolls around — or several hundred million higher than earlier predictions. Not only that, instead of beginning to fall at that point, the UN now claims that… Read More
HLI (Human Life International)State of the World Report, Abortion Laws in Europe: Ireland is the only country in Europe that does not permit abortion for any reason. Poland and Portugal permit abortion with exceptions. The rest of Europe permits abortion on demand. Europe’s current total fertility rate is 1.2. Europe will lose almost 1/4 of its population in the next 40 years, causing disastrous economic problems. The European support ratio (workers/retirees) is 5:1 now and will be only 2:1 in 2050.
Source: United Nations Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs… Read More
Posted on 29 July 2011 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
St. Augustine, in one of his tough sermons to his flock, spoke about the heavy responsibility of teaching a message that was hard for people to hear and accept. He invoked the stern warning in Ezekiel 3 about negligent pastors, and forged ahead. Finally, Augustine began to explain himself, tell his people why he was teaching and being so tough. Here is some of s. 17.2.
I am saying this to you and I am saving my soul. If I will have kept silent, I won’t be in great danger, I’ll… Read More
by Christine Dhanagom
FARGO, North Dakota, August 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Church should seek the conversion of pro-abortion politicians, but if they remain obstinate they should be expelled from the Church, says Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo.
The Bishop proposed in an interview with Catholic World Report this week that Bishops should take their cue from the Gospel of Matthew in handling pro-abortion politicians.
“Our Lord tells us to speak to the person, and then take two or three others with us if he does not change,” he said. “If he still does not change, the Church can speak… Read More
Letter to the editor fo the Baltimore Sun
September 08, 2010
Your Sept. 3 front page story, "Abortion doctors suspended after woman suffers injury," is a shocking reminder of a reality too often ignored: Legal abortion may be fiercely protected in Maryland, but it is a far cry from being safe or rare. The story, and a sincere concern for the safety of women, should prompt strict scrutiny of Maryland's permissive abortion laws and an honest effort to learn why these unscrupulous practitioners were attracted to our state in order to commit such atrocities.
Too often, Maryland's lawmakers have steadfastly… Read More
From Father Z
I found this on Fallible Blogma.
I want to add a note.
One of the things we were reminded of during the pontificate of Bl. John Paul II was that we are our bodies. His “theology of the body” served to remind us that we are both soul and body, together. The body component we have as human beings is not something external or foreign to who we are as images of God.
What flows from this is that we are not free simply to treat even our own bodies as if they were possessions, something we own, like a… Read More
The Gipper Got It Right
A few weeks ago a friend sent me something he thought I would enjoy reading -- something that had been published nearly 30 years ago by Ronald Reagan. I found it so moving, I wanted to share it with BreakPoint listeners.
In 1983, then-President Reagan sent an unsolicited manuscript to the editors of Human Life Review, who published it in a small book. It was a heart-felt plea to the American people to recognize the sanctity of life of unborn babies -- and to never give up working to protect them in law.
Reagan reminded… Read More
July 20, 2011
Paul says that God's law is "written on the heart." And although we can be desensitized to evil, we can't really forget that it's evil. Even if you drive your conscience underground, you can never erase it.
Listen to these examples taken from the recently re-released classic What We Can't Not Know by J. Budziszewski. At a meeting of fellow abortionists, a physician and a nurse described a survey of fifteen of the physician's present and former staff. You might think that abortion didn't trouble them, but you'd be wrong. Some of the staff reported that they… Read More
[From All Pro Dad - A tribute to the value of a human life - even one with Down's Syndrome.]
October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month and columnist George Will has written wonderfully about his eldest son, Jon:
“Jon Will, the eldest of my four children, will commute today by subway to his job delivering mail and being useful in other ways at the National Institutes of Health. The fact that Jon is striding into a productive adulthood with a spring in his step and the Baltimore Orioles on his mind is a consummation that could not have been… Read More
By Cheryl Sullenger
Recently there has been a major food-borne illness outbreak in the United States. The Center for Disease Control has traced the outbreak of listeria, an often fatal bacterial contagion, to cantaloupes grown at Jensen Farms in Colorado. So far at least 13 people have died and 72 have been sickened from eating the tainted fruit.
Authorities have asked that grocery stores pull the Jensen Farms cantaloupes from the shelf. They warn people that if they are not sure where their cantaloupes came from, they should throw them away.
“Honestly, as a nurse, I would tell people don’t… Read More
By: Chuck Colson|Published: September 30, 2011 7:50 AM
When a Canadian woman strangled her newborn, the jury said it was murder. But the judge had other ideas.
In April 2005, Katrina Effert, age nineteen, secretly gave birth to a baby boy in the downstairs bathroom. She then strangled the child, wrapped him in towels, and dropped him over the backyard fence behind a neighbor’s shed.
After repeatedly lying to police and trying to pin the crime on a man she hooked up with nine months earlier, Effert finally confessed to killing the child, whom she named Rodney.
In 2006 and… Read More
Published Date: January 08, 2009
Yesterday, Christians around the world celebrated Epiphany, commemorating the visit of the Magi. Epiphany reminds us that God’s salvation reached beyond the Jews. Christ would be, as Isaiah foretold, “a light for the Gentiles.” He would bring “salvation to the ends of the earth,” (49:6) as far as those very kings had traveled.
But things turned decidedly bleak after the Magi departed. Suddenly we see that the Christmas story is more than the stylized Nativity scenes we see on Christmas cards.
The historian Josephus tells us how Herod murdered two of his own sons and… Read More
Although a new study claims women suffer few mental health problems in the aftermath of an abortion, women who have had abortions or work with those who have say the personal evidence significantly counters the study’s results.
Leaders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest network of individuals harmed by abortion, today slammed a new Danish study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that purports to show that abortion does not increase the risk of subsequent mental health problems.
Georgette Forney, who is one of the founders of the post-abortion group, has personally experienced the… Read More
Nebraska broke new ground on the pro-life front when its fetal-pain law went into effect in October. The law protects babies after 20 weeks unless the mom’s life is in danger. And it has been successful in forcing notorious late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart to leave the state.
Lawmakers in Kansas, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky are drafting bills similar to Nebraska’s to keep Carhart from moving in. Most states ban abortions after 24 weeks, with narrow exceptions.
At the center of the debate is the issue of when a preborn baby begins to feel pain.
The American College of Obstetricians… Read More
From Creative Minority Report
It's funny. The media downloaded 25,000 pages of Palin's emails in an effort to destroy her and it may end up doing the exact opposite.
While Trig was still in the womb, Sarah Palin wrote an email to her extended family and friends about Trig.
You've gotta' read this.
As weird as it might sound she wrote it as if it were from God. I found it incredibly moving. The Daily Mail which published the entire email called it "extraordinary" and "touching" and predicted that it might "alter the way the former Governor of Alaska is viewed by the American public."… Read More