Planned Parenthood is focused on abortion, not health care.

Let’s set the record straight: Planned Parenthood is focused on abortion, not health care. Women deserve real options. #DefundPP

Since the release of Live Action’s investigative video exposing the lack of care Planned Parenthood gives to pregnant women who want to keep their children, Planned Parenthood has been busy purging their websites of the term “prenatal.” Despite years of claiming that Planned Parenthood offers prenatal care to women, the backlash from Live Action’s investigation which exposed Planned Parenthood’s deception was so egregious that the abortion corporation had to back track — and fast.

Does Girl Scout Cookie Sales Help Fund Planned Parenthood

Catholics caution about Girl Scouts and their relationship to Planned Parenthood.

Catholics Challenge Girl Scout Planned Parenthood Link

Catholics Challenge Girl Scout Planned Parenthood Link

Unfortunately, concerns have been continuing to surface over the content within some of these programs, particularly within Girl Scouts.

Pastors may determine if they want to continue offering Girl Scouts or substitute a different program that better meets the needs of a Catholic parish.

There is no mandate for any parish to “cut-ties” with Girl Scouts.

The Catholic Church and the Girl Scouts: A scandalous Mess

This disease is killing 55% of the African American Babies!!

William Lile · January 28 at 6:35pm · This disease is killing 55% of the African American babies in the womb in New York City. I will be speaking along with Dr. Alveda King in NYC in March for “Bringing America Back to Life” as we protect the Pre-born. https://www.personhoodeducationny.com
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Dr. William Lile prolifedoc.org

Dr. William Lile prolifedoc.org

It’s about time the Unborn have their History Written

Every other human group seems to have a history dedicated to it, it seems that it’s about time for the unborn to have history written about them as well. Introduction to Article

In this timeline, I focused on events. So it doesn’t give the whole picture: not the trends, or statistics, or general practices. I simply wanted to give people an idea of what a history of the unborn could look like; what type of events, ideas and discoveries contributed to the situation of the unborn today. One might think that the history of the unborn would focus solely on abortion. I have found that to be untrue. There is a lot to write about the unborn, and a lot left to be studied and written.

The History of the Unborn Child

The History of the Unborn Child

If you like my Timeline, please share it. I also encourage you to blog about pro-life history. In the 1980’s it was often said: If abortion is murder, act like it! Well, we can’t stop abortion right now. I would simply like to rephrase that and say: If the unborn are human, act like it! Write their history! I promise you right now there is a historiographical effort to denigrate the unborn and their rights. If we can’t have the unborn respected through politics or popular culture, we can do it through history.

In researching my Timeline of Pro-Life History, I came across a number of people whom nobody has ever heard of, but whose influence on the welfare of the unborn was monumental. And one of these figures is Father Francesco-Emmanuele Cangiamila (1702-1763). Read more »

Who Put the “Roe” in Roe v. Wade?

The anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the controversial Supreme Court ruling that progressives want to enshrine and conservatives want to overturn. Few rulings have been more consequential. According to Planned Parenthood’s Guttmacher Institute, 22% of all pregnancies now end in abortion, with 3 in 10 women terminating their pregnancy by the age of 45. There have been approximately 57 million legally induced abortions in the U.S. since 1973—nearly the current population of California and Texas combined.

The lawyers renamed Norma McCorvey using the pseudonym “Jane Roe.”

Yet a recent Pew study found that 4 in 10 “Millennials” don’t even know that Roe v. Wade has to do with abortion. And even fewer today know the true story of the woman who started it all, the pseudonymous plaintiff “Jane Roe.” Here are five things you may not know about her, culled from interviews and profiles along with her sworn congressional testimony and memoirs.

(1) The name “Jane Roe” was created over beer and pizza.

In 1969 Norma was 21 years old, divorced, and pregnant for the third time. (The first two children were placed for adoption.) After seeking an abortion but finding out it was illegal, and then driving to an illegal clinic only to find it closed, adoption attorney Henry McCluskey referred her to two young lawyers in Dallas, Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee. Weddington (who had traveled to Mexico a couple of years earlier to have an abortion) was seeking a class-action lawsuit against the state of Texas in order to legalize abortion. It was an unlikely party at the corner booth of Columbo’s pizza parlor in Dallas: two recent law-school grads in business suits sitting across the table from a rough and uneducated homeless woman. The lawyers needed a representative for all women seeking abortions—one who was young, poor, and white. They just didn’t want her to cross state lines to get a legal abortion, or the case would be considered moot and dismissed. Without money and five months pregnant, Norma was the ideal candidate. After downing several pitchers of beer, they agreed on using the pseudonym “Jane Roe.” (“Wade” referred to Henry B. Wade, the attorney general of Dallas.)

(2) Jane Roe didn’t know the meaning of “abortion.” 

Weddington and Coffee told Norma that abortion just dealt with a piece of tissue, and that it was like passing a period rather than the termination of a distinct, living, and whole human organism. Abortion was a taboo topic in 1970, and Norma had dropped out of school at the age of 14. She knew that John Wayne movies talked about “aborting the mission,” so she thought it meant to “go back”—as in, going back to not being pregnant. She honestly believed “abortion” meant a child was prevented from coming into existence.

(3) Jane Roe never appeared in court.

Her lawyers drafted a one-page legal affidavit, which she signed but did not read. (Even today, she has not read it.) This was only the second time she would meet with her lawyers—and it turned out to be the last. She would not be called to testify and attended none of the trial. She found out about the Supreme Court ruling from the newspaper on January 23, 1973, just like the rest of the nation. Few on that day understood the implications of Justice Blackmun’s instruction that Roe v. Wade was to be read in conjunction with its companion case Doe v. Bolton, which effectively made abortion legal at any stage of pregnancy for any reason. As a result, the United States (with Canada) became the only Western country offering no legal protection for the unborn at any stage of the pregnancy.

(4) Jane Roe never had an abortion.

Norma had already given birth and placed the baby for adoption before the three-judge Texas panel ruled against her in May of 1970, long before the Supreme Court decision in January of 1973. She was in a committed lesbian relationship and would not become pregnant again. Abortion continued to be a part of her life, however. She went on to work in abortion clinics, holding the hands of women and offering reassurance as they terminated their pregnancies, and making appearances on the Roe anniversaries.

(5) Jane Roe became pro-life.

In 1995, while working at the clinic, Norma became haunted by the sight and sound of empty playgrounds in her neighborhood. Once teeming with kids, they now seemed deserted. And she began to see it was the result of what she once called “my law.” But the decisive change happened when she met Emily Mackey, a seven-year-old girl whose parents were protesting at the clinic where “Miss Norma” worked. Emily, who had almost been aborted herself, befriended Norma, showing genuine interest and love, giving her hugs and inviting her to church. Through this young girl’s combination of truth and grace, along with those who shared the gospel of Jesus with her, Norma not only became convinced of the pro-life position but also converted to Christianity.

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“Most every American alive today has heard of Roe vs. Wade and knows what that means. But few people know that I was Jane Roe in the case 35 years ago that legalized abortion on demand,” McCorvey says in the clip. “Today as a born again Christian and faithful Catholic, I am working to reverse Roe and I am urgently asking for your help right now,” McCorvey adds.

 

Norma McCorvey now says that “Jane Roe has been laid to rest.” Both sides in America’s most contentious debate have claimed her at one point, and both have had reason to be disappointed. But for evangelicals—the demographic most committed to overturning Roe—the case for protecting the smallest and most defenseless members of the human race does not rest with the testimony of a single individual. It does not even rest on biblical revelation; moral philosophers have pointed out that the differences between a fetus in utero and an infant outside the womb—size, location, degree of dependency, and level of development—are morally irrelevant when determining a person’s right to life.

On this fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, evangelicals would do well to remember that we must not only labor to protect the unborn, but to continue reaching out with assistance and love and the good news of grace to the Norma McCorveys of the world—broken women who feel they have no other place to turn.

Article by Justin Taylor, PhD

No One has Ever Died from not Having Sex

Dear friends,
This week’s main article is a news report from The Christian Post about a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control showing that virginity is helpful to teens. I am quoted extensively. (My personal favorite: “No one has ever died from not having sex.”) In other words, the CDC’s data is completely consistent with Ancient Christian Teachings. Jesus and His Church knew what they were talking about. What a surprise! Full Article

Before Christmas, I promised I would give you our plan for promoting the Ancient Teachings of Christianity about marriage, in their fullness. We want you to be part of our Christ-like social movement to end the injustice and heartbreak of the Sexual Revolution and family breakdown. Our strategy is to give voice to the millions of people who have been harmed by NOT following these Teachings. Jesus knew what he was talking about when he told us not to remarry after divorce. Millions of children of divorce and reluctantly divorced people can testify to this.

Virgin Teens Much Healthier Than Their Sexually Active Peers

Virgin Teens Much Healthier Than Their Sexually Active Peers

Our plan has two steps: CDC Report
1. Offer people help for healing from family breakdown.
2. Encourage people to reach out to others, to offer them hope and healing in turn.
Everything we do in 2017 will be directed toward implementing this program.

You can be part of this movement. We want to put your gifts to work, sharing this good news. Let’s start simply: Full Article at Christianpost.com
1. Share this article with your friends.
2. Take the Quiz, “Are you a Survivor of the Sexual Revolution?” If you find you are a Survivor, you will want to read all of Step 1 from “The Seven Steps to Sexual Peace.” You can purchase “The Seven Steps to Sexual Peace” handbook now at a 50% discount.
Many crazy things are happening in our world. But as Jesus said, “be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (Jn. 16:33). We can control what we do ourselves. No one can stop us from doing good. No one can force us to do wrong.
Get involved. Stay involved. If not you, then who? If not now, then when?
Your friend,
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

Fighting to Save Young Dad from CRUEL DEATH!

Life Legal attorney Allison Aranda appeared in court yesterday on behalf of Joe Williams,*, the father of two small children who suffered a brain injury that left him disabled. Joe’s sister and parents called Life Legal after other members of Joe’s family had determined to starve and dehydrate him to death. When we were contacted about the case last month, Joe had already been without food for two weeks. We immediately obtained a court order to save Joe’s life by reinstating nutrition and prohibiting the removal of hydration—for now. Full Article
Fighting to save young dad from CRUEL DEATH!

Fighting to save young dad from CRUEL DEATH!

During yesterday’s hearing, one of Joe’s siblings testified that Joe can recognize his children and communicates through blinking. Joe’s father testified that even though his son was disabled, Joe would want to spend as much time as possible with his children. We secured the testimony of a phenomenal Catholic physician and ethicist who affirmed the value of Joe’s life and addressed the ethical problems inherent in forcing death through dehydration. He also discussed Joe’s physical condition, noting that Joe can breathe on his own and does not require extraordinary life-sustaining intervention. He does, however, need food and water to survive—as we all do!

An internationally respected neurologist is working with Life Legal and will examine Joe later this week. We are profoundly grateful for these doctors and our affiliate attorneys who are providing critical support to save Joe’s life. Life Legal Defense Foundation
Next Monday, the judge will hear the exam results from our neurologist. On January 17, Life Legal will return to court to present additional evidence in support of keeping Joe alive. At that time, the family members who want to end Joe’s life will testify, as will Joe’s court-appointed attorney.
Please pray: For the judge, who will ultimately decide whether Joe lives or dies; For the court-appointed attorney, whose testimony will heavily influence the judge’s decision; For Life Legal Senior Staff Attorney Allison and our medical and legal teams who are working tirelessly on Joe’s behalf; and For Joe—that he would be restored to full health.
Please join us in a united voice for the vulnerable by making a donation today. We are witnessing a startling influx of cases depriving the disabled of life-sustaining care and we need your help to provide immediate life-saving intervention!

Massachusetts Medical Society Yo-Yoing about “medical aid in dying.”

After what’s described here as an emotional debate, the Massachusetts Medical Society voted last month to survey its 25,000 members about attitudes toward “medical aid in dying.” The society has long opposed assisted suicide — e.g., in 2012, it joined the Catholic Church and disability groups in lobbying against a state “death with dignity” ballot initiative. This report notes that California Medical Association dropped its opposition in 2015 (before legalization), as did the Colorado Medical Society this year — a move a spokesperson for the advocacy group Compassion & Choices says played a major role in the passage of the state’s ballot initiative in November. Lead Article at Boston Globe

Doctors confused by right to die

Doctors confused by right to die

+ Six states legally allow assisted suicide — Oregon, Washington, Vermont, Montana, California, and Colorado — and Washington, D.C. may soon follow (background). Legalization efforts also exist elsewhere: Lawmakers are considering a bill in New Jersey (background), many expect a bill in Maryland (background) and an activist hopes to get it on the 2018 ballot in South Dakota (background). (Washington Post, NorthJersey.com, Catholic Review, Argus Leader)
+ In Massachusetts, the survey also comes at a time when one of the society’s own members, now terminally ill, is suing for a constitutional right (background). (Boston Globe)