Archive for May, 2013

Father Pavone: Houston Abortionist Killing Babies Born Alive

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Priests for Life

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Date: May 16, 2013

Contact: Bryan Young
323-459-8270

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, announced this afternoon that Priests for Life has launched a project to expose Texas abortionist Douglas Karpen, and the evidence that he is killing babies born alive, and violating numerous other laws. We are calling for a full-scale investigation by Texas state authorities.

“The Harris County, Texas, District Attorney has already opened an investigation; we are sending out an action alert to the Attorney General to take swift and thorough action until this abortionist is stopped,” Fr. Frank explained.

“As we have said, Kermit Gosnell is not the exception in the abortion industry; he is the norm. As we have seen countless cases in the past, we expect to see many more in the future. And each of them should prompt us all to action.

“Priests for Life is working in partnership with Life Dynamics and Operation Rescue on highlighting the atrocities being committed in Karpen’s clinic and elsewhere. We have set up the web site TexasGosnell.com to provide vital information about the ongoing investigation and how people can support it.”

The investigation was prompted by video testimony from three of Karpen’s former employees, who describe the truly horrific conditions at the clinic and the brutal murders of newborn babies there.

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Redeem America – Restore Life

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

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If the Gosnell and Castro sagas teach us anything, and there are lessons to be learned, please let us remember that the lives of human beings are hanging in the balance of what comes next.

In a letter from the Apostle Paul, the Bible tells us this:

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”

It’s the interests of those who are unwanted, unseen, and forgotten that we must learn to look out for. It’s the command to love our neighbors as we love ourselves that we must learn to obey.

Agape Love can ultimately redeem America and restore life. We just have to get past human depravity, such as has been depicted with Gosnell and Castro. Through their horrible and heinous deeds, we learn that humankind’s deprived nature is saturated in selfishness.

Selfishness blocks out love. It causes people to serve their own desires without consideration for others. It causes people to see others not as equals, but as useful pawns or obstacles to be eliminated.

A look at this week’s news tells us that mankind is capable of all kinds of rationalizations for treating others as less than human.

Castro is accused of using his fists to abort his own children. Gosnell ripped and snipped away the lives of thousands of babies, and even caused unspeakable pain and in some cases death to women.

These men not only regarded women as disposable chattel, and in Castro as his slaves; they also dehumanized their victims in unimaginable ways. One child Castro allowed to grow up bound in a dungeon; his other babies he killed by beating their mother and causing miscarriages.

America is being challenged to learn that situations like abortion and human trafficking are all part of a greater over-arching problem that’s been plaguing our world since the beginning of time – our selfish tendency to dehumanize those whose humanity is in the way of what we want.

In my lifetime, I have seen how our culture embraces dehumanization in various forms. I see very plainly that there are common threads in these manifestations.

When I was growing up, some of my schoolmates were killed by a bomb blast. Some white folk thought that people like me and my friends were somehow less than fully human.

My house was firebombed because my daddy worked for the basic human rights that were denied to people because of the color of their skin. My daddy, the Reverend A.D. King, later died under very suspicious circumstances – and many believe he died because of his civil rights leadership.

My uncle, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated because he refused to accept the dehumanization of African Americans.

Countless others were beaten with pipes and baseball bats, fire hosed, jailed, and lynched just for the color of their skin.

African Americans were regarded as inferior because we had been treated as less than human for hundreds of years.

When you’re treated as less than human, it’s easy to appear that way in people’s eyes. If people see you being abused for decade after decade, your mistreatment becomes, in a sense, the natural order of things.

All of this makes human mistreatment somehow palatable if not acceptable; and thereby the lives of those who oppress the most vulnerable easier. If the American public learns to accept everyone from natural conception or fertilization to natural death as brothers and sisters, the exploitation of all human beings would become much more difficult to justify.

Those who exploit and oppress fellow human beings under the cloak of racism, reproductive genocide or human trafficking are motivated by selfishness, greed, hunger for power, and the plain old bigotry that comes from pride and fear. All too many people take cover in denial that these problems exist, not wanting to look or care. Out of sight, out of mind is a much too familiar mantra.

Friends, we are dealing with a three headed monster; one that devours the weakest of our society. The thing about such a beast is that you must sever its source of power by eliminating all three heads; racism, reproductive genocide which breeds abortion and sexual perversion which breeds human trafficking. Cut off the heads and the monster will die.

One of the defining moments of the Civil Rights movement came when national newspapers and magazines showed pictures of peaceful demonstrators being clubbed and beaten. For the first time for many white people, racial discrimination and oppression were not just concepts. Americans in every part of the country saw segregation as the dehumanizing force that it was.

They saw the faces of its victims.

Surely the Kermit Gosnell trial, which is a tip of the iceberg by the way, is a defining moment in the 21st Century civil rights movement to defend the humanity of unborn babies and the dignity of their mothers. Because Gosnell did his killing outside the womb instead of inside it, America, at least that part of America that has seen news reports about the Gosnell case, has now seen some of the victims of abortion.

The rescue of the three girls in Cleveland who just escaped their prison of depravity is another tip of the iceberg situation, reminding America that young and vulnerable women are at risk of being secreted away in broad daylight to become abused and misused in a form of human trafficking in their own communities. This too is a defining moment where we can charge ahead with awareness campaigns to stop this inhumane victimization.

We cannot save the victims of abortion or human trafficking or prevent innocents from becoming new victims of other nefarious deeds without public awareness. Public awareness only happens if the public cares. And the public will only care when it loves the unwanted.

With love, children are adopted, not aborted. With love, children are cherished, not abused. With love, there is less room for the human trafficker because his hunting grounds are smaller.

There is much to be done to set the captives of human trafficking free. But if we can help create a culture that values others, we will have begun to break the captives’ chains. We must learn this lesson, then we will win this battle to redeem America using the weapons of truth and love because truth liberates and love never fails!

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Abortion clinic employee: “the fetus would come completely out and of course, the fetus would still be alive . .” and “I’m talking about the whole floor dirty. I’m talking about me drenched in blood.”

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

May 14, 2013
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Today, Life Dynamics Inc. a national pro-life organization located in Denton, Texas, has released an interview with three former abortion clinic workers which prove the Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, recently convicted of murder, is not an anomaly.

The interview was conducted on May 3, 2013 with clinic employees located in a different state.

Mark Crutcher, President of Life Dynamics: “While the pro-life movement claims that abortion takes the life of a living human being, nobody on earth knows that better than the people who work at abortion clinics. The lofty rhetoric of “choice” may insulate those who work in the political and public relations arena, but the day-to-day reality for those who provide those “choices” is to deal with the corpses and parts of corpses they pull out of their customers’ bodies.“

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Abortion clinic employee, “I thought, well, it’s an abortion you know, that’s what he does, but I wasn’t aware that it was illegal…Most of the time we would see him where the fetus would come completely out and of course, the fetus would still be alive..”

“He does a lot of huge abortions. A lot of the times, we would bring the big fetus that were over age, we would re-open the bag and just look at it and be like, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s so big!’”

“Sometimes he couldn’t get the fetus out. He would yank pieces – piece by piece – when they were oversize. And I’m talking about the whole floor dirty. I’m talking about me drenched in blood.”

What we have witnessed in the Gosnell case and here in our video is the nature of the beast.
Simply put, this is Abortion!

Crutcher continues, “During Gosnell’s trial, it became clear that organizations like Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Federation, and others within the pro-choice community were fully aware of what Gosnell was doing. But they kept quiet because this was a rock they did not want the public looking under. What they knew, and wanted to keep hidden, was that everything being done at this abortion clinic was within the standard operating procedures for every other abortion clinic in the country. So they, and their lapdogs in the media, started whistling past the graveyard.”

THE EVIDENCE CONTINUES TO MOUNT

Watch the video HERE.

Life Dynamics was founded as a non-profit pro-life organization in 1992 by Mark Crutcher. Life Dynamics has gained a trusted reputation for ongoing research into the abortion industry.

About Life Dynamics: http://www.lifedynamics.com/Pro-life_Group/

Mark Crutcher’s Bio http://www.lifedynamics.com/Pro-life_Group/Prolife_Activist/

For an interview call the office at (940) 380-8800

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What’s in a team?

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

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Nothing beats working with a team of prayerful, committed, and hardworking, focused Christians. Let me tell you about two star team players.

First there’s Fr. Frank Pavone whom I admire and respect so much. In the midst of fighting to end abortion in America and around the world he had the presence of mind to ask the judge and medical examiner for the bodies of the 45 babies that were found at Kermit Gosnell’s West Philadelphia abortion facility during the raid so that they can be given proper burials.

Then he held a ceremony at the Priests for Life headquarters to name them because every baby deserves a name.

Also, there’s Bryan Kemper, Director of Youth Outreach, who was among the first to suggest praying for Gosnell’s soul when others wanted revenge for what he had done. Bryan launched a Facebook page in order to get people to pray for the soul of Kermit Gosnell. As he says with his first post, “I want to start a revolution of praying for the soul of Kermit Gosnell instead of crying for his death. I want him to find the hope I found in Jesus.”

Prayer can move mountains if we but have faith. In Matthew 17:20, Jesus answers His disciples when they ask Him why they were not able to cast out the demons from a little boy,

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Faith like that is hard to achieve. But praying is something that we can all do and we must if we are to win victory over death.

Please visit Bryan’s new FB page and “Like” it. Pray with us as we pray for the soul of Kermit Gosnell. And pray with us as we pray to end abortion.

In some translations of the Bible it also says in Matthew 17:21, [speaking about the demons] “But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

Prayer and fasting is how evil is conquered and it is what we must do.

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Dr. Alveda King: Guilty Gosnell Verdict May Spark More Justice for Women and Babies

Monday, May 13th, 2013

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“The guilty charge of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, dethroned ruler of ‘Gosnell’s House of Horrors’ may spark justice for more women and babies across America,” said Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Gospel of Life Ministries. “Justice is served with this verdict, but injustice will continue unless we end abortion in this country. Gosnell was not the only abortionist who killed mothers and their born babies, he was just the one who got caught. Now we have to turn out attention to charging, trying and convicting others like him.”

Gosnell was convicted of three counts of murder of three babies aborted in his 3801 Lancaster abortion clinic in Philadelphia. He is also convicted of death by involuntary manslaughter of Karnamaya Mongar, who died from drug complications during her abortion procedure in Gosnell’s den.

Tomorrow, King will join host Star Parker of CURE along with Day Gardner of the National Black Prolife Union, Catherine Davis and other African American leaders of the National Black Prolife Coalition in Washington, D. C. for a press conference and briefing. The leaders are asking the question: “Abortion and the impact on Black America…is there a Gosnell in your community?” Like King, the Black Leaders say that Gosnell isn’t an exception, that there are abortion horrors happening in 2013 in abortion facilities all across America. They blame lack of regulations and strong arm lobbying efforts of Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocates for allowing Gosnell and “others like him” to operate and commit horrors that are now being exposed.

King also believes that “once the Cleveland abductions by the Castro brothers are investigated, America will begin to clearly understand that women are often victims of coerced abortion and should be protected from predators. These rescued girls are not the only ones in America who have been forcibly subjected to abortion. Abortion by coercion should be thoroughly investigated and outlawed. For instance, in the Gosnell situation, there is a case of a teenage girl who claims to have been forcibly taken to Gosnell’s clinic and held down by force during a traumatic abortion,” King said, referring to the reports that the abducted girls in Cleveland were hit in the stomach until they aborted babies conceived during their brutal captivity.

“Cases like the Gosnell case and now pending Castro case all go to prove that there is a dehumanization of women and children not just across the globe but here at home that has been swept under the rug for far too long,” King told a group today at a conference on human trafficking held in Atlanta. “Let’s just pray that this Gosnell conviction will spark more justice for women and babies in America as time goes on.”

As a side note, King added: “Charles Ramsey, the “hero” for saving the kidnapped girls in Cleveland is an African American. Finally a Black man is noted for doing a good deed. The media just needs to highlight more of these types of human interest reports, not just for African Americans, but for everyone.”

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Fr. Pavone: Right to Choose Must Yield to Right to Life

Monday, May 13th, 2013

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Date: May 13, 2013

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

STATEN ISLAND, NY — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, had the following comment on the verdict in the Kermit Gosnell trial:

“The guilty verdict on charges of killing babies following abortion shows that the law recognizes a point at which the ‘right to choose’ must yield to the right to life, and also shows that abortionists don’t know where that point is. Such laws must be strengthened in every state.”

Note: the babies in this case have been given names by Priests for Life and more information on that can be found HERE.

“Gosnell’s guilty verdict in the death of Karnamaya Mongar is different. Gosnell didn’t slit her neck but he did create conditions that caused her death. And Mongar is not the only mother harmed or killed in the hundreds of dangerous, unregulated, legal abortion clinics across our country. There are hundreds of Gosnells and they have to be stopped.

“The lessons to be learned from this case, and the actions that should follow upon it, are largely independent of the verdict rendered today. Those lessons and actions are summarized in my public statement about the case.

Janet Morana, executive director of Priests for Life and co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, also commented on Gosnell’s conviction in the death of Karnamaya Mongar:

“On behalf of the many women who have died and the countless numbers of women who have been physically injured in abortion clinics across our nation, and whose abortionists have not been brought to justice, I applaud the jury for recognizing that what happened to Karnamaya Mongar was not an accident. Justice for Karnamaya provides a measure of justice for all women harmed by abortion. The abortion procedure kills a child, sometimes kills a mother and is always damaging to women. This product called abortion should be recalled by the government.”

Dr. Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, said of the guilty verdicts:

“Justice was served with these verdicts, but injustice will continue unless we end abortion in this country. Gosnell was not the only abortionist who killed newborn babies and their mothers, he was just the one who got caught. Now we have to turn out attention to charging, trying and convicting others like him.”

Father Pavone said Priests for Life continues to pray for Ms. Mongar and her family, for Dr. Gosnell and for all involved in the case.

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Alveda King speaks on Human Trafficking

Monday, May 13th, 2013

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There is a connection between and among racism, abortion and human trafficking. As we connect the dots, let us pray for enlightenment and God’s mercy. Below is a recent talk. Thanks for your prayers.

ALVEDA KING: LOVING THE UNWANTED IN A SELFISH WORLD

It’s an honor to be with you here today.  It’s also a privilege to be in the midst of brothers and sisters who love and care about our fellow brothers and sisters.

That’s what our fight to end human trafficking is about – loving and caring for others.

If we recognize someone’s humanity, we should see him or her as worthy of respect, just as we should see ourselves as worthy of respect.  And because it’s written on our hearts, we know that we should love others as we love ourselves.

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”

This is the heart of the struggle against human trafficking.

It’s the interests of those who are unwanted, unseen, and forgotten that we try to look out for.  It’s the command to love our neighbors as we love ourselves that we seek to obey.

Love will ultimately end human trafficking.  Until that time, however, we battle with man’s deprived nature.  And humankind’s deprived nature is saturated in selfishness.

Selfishness blocks out love.  It causes people to serve their own desires without consideration for others.  It causes people to see others not as equals, but as useful pawns or obstacles to be eliminated.

If a tyrant wants to raise an army and doesn’t have enough willing soldiers, his prideful search for power will lead him to kidnap children, take away their freedom, and use them as cannon fodder.

If a greedy manufacturer can’t find enough people to work for him voluntarily at the wage he wants to pay, he might force foreign-born workers to toil in horrible conditions with no chance of escape, treating them as if they were cogs in a machine.

Or if a depraved man sees girls and boys as a road to riches by forcing them to cater to the lustful and perverse desires of others, he will commit any number of crimes in order to fill his bank accounts with filthy lucre.  To him, those children are not precious souls, but inventory to be used and discarded.

But it doesn’t even take thoughts of political power or money to lead us to dehumanize each other, does it?

A look at last week’s news tells us that mankind is capable of all kinds of rationalizations for treating others as less than human.

Three Cleveland area girls were torn away from their homes, lives, and families and held as prisoners for ten years.  They were allegedly held in chains in subhuman conditions.  Why?  Because their kidnapper dehumanized them to satisfy his selfish desires.

He not only regarded these girls as his slaves, he also dehumanized the children he allegedly fathered.  One child he allowed to grow up bound in a dungeon; the other babies he killed by beating their mother and causing miscarriages.

Ultimately, this alleged monster differed from international human traffickers only in scale.  His crimes involved fewer victims, but his heart was as calloused as any slave runner.

And in this sense, human trafficking does not stand alone as a separate issue.  It’s part of a greater over-arching problem plaguing our world since the beginning of time – our selfish tendency to dehumanize those whose humanity is in the way of what we want.

Then there’s the case of Karnamaya Mongar.  Mrs. Mongar was forced to leave her tiny Himilayan nation of Bhutan because of internal strife.  Discrimination in her country had led to the loss of livelihood, loss of rights, and even loss of life.  Tens of thousands, including Mrs. Mongar and her family, fled Bhutan and lived in refugee camps in nearby Nepal.  Mrs. Mongar had been dehumanized by her government.

After spending 18 years in a hut in a refugee camp with no real home and no real hope, Mrs. Mongar was allowed to come to the United States with her family.   It was here, though, that her lack of hope and trust caused her to seek out an abortionist when she became pregnant.  Mrs. Mongar’s grown daughter had urged her to keep the child, but Mrs. Mongar didn’t share her daughter’s optimism.

Her desperation led her to Kermit Gosnell, a human trafficker if ever there was one.

Kermit Gosnell hired people who were desperate for employment, some of whom he knew were suffering emotionally, and then paid them ten dollars an hour to perform the work of medical professionals.

He exploited women, treating them in what one employee called an assembly line system.  Frankly, though, I have to disagree with that employee.  An assembly line builds things.  Gosnell destroyed.

Gosnell stabbed necks, snipped spines, and cut off babies’ feet.  He used and reused dirty tools and equipment, placing women’s lives at risk.  And lest we forget that Kermit Gosnell viewed human beings as commodities, he stored the bodies of precious little babies in milk cartons and cat food containers.

Gosnell, like every other human trafficker, had no regard for human life.

The Gosnell case has appalled the nation in the same way that most people are horrified when they hear about the reality of human trafficking.  People are shocked that such cruelty exists.

The shocking reality is that human traffickers are enabled in part by the general dehumanization that engulfs our culture.  This dehumanization is pervasive, yet so subtle that we may not even notice it.

In my lifetime, I have seen how our culture embraces dehumanization in various forms.  I see very plainly that there are common threads in these manifestations.

When I was growing up, some of my schoolmates were killed by a bomb blast.  Some white folk thought that people like me and my friends were somehow less than fully human.

My house was firebombed because my daddy worked for the basic human rights that were denied to people because of the color of their skin.  My daddy, the Reverend A.D. King, later died under very suspicious circumstances – and many believe he died because of his civil rights leadership.

My uncle, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated because he refused to accept the dehumanization of African Americans.

Countless others were beaten with pipes and baseball bats, fire hosed, jailed, and lynched just for the color of their skin.

African Americans were regarded as inferior because we had been treated as less than human for hundreds of years.

When you’re treated as less than human, it’s easy to appear that way in people’s eyes.  If people see you being abused for decade after decade, your mistreatment becomes, in a sense, the natural order of things.

All of this makes human mistreatment somehow palatable if not acceptable; and thereby the lives of those who oppress the most vulnerable easier.  If the American public learns to accept everyone from natural conception or fertilization to natural death as brothers and sisters, the exploitation of all human beings would become much more difficult to justify.

Those who exploit and oppress fellow human beings under the cloak of racism, reproductive genocide or human trafficking are motivated by selfishness, greed, hunger for power, and the plain old bigotry that comes from pride and fear.  All too many people take cover in denial that these problems exist, not wanting to look or care.  Out of sight, out of mind is a much too familiar mantra.

While skin color slavery has been abolished in the United states, there are still entire classes of people who are treated as slaves and regarded as less than human.  We find them in the shackles of human trafficking, and we find them in the wombs of women. Those in the womb are viewed as sub-human for any number of reasons –

Some people make money, lots of money, off of their helpless condition

They’re rarely seen.

And all too often, they’re just plain unwanted.

They are unborn human children; yet they are regarded as people only if someone wants them.  The objective reality of their humanity is somehow a reality no longer.

The parallels between the abortion industry and human trafficking are striking.

The 2007 State Department report on human trafficking states,

Human traffickers prey on the vulnerable.  Their targets are often children and young women, and their ploys are creative and ruthless, designed to trick, coerce, and win the confidence of potential victims.  Very often these ruses involve promises of a better life through marriage, employment, or educational opportunities.

You could insert “abortionists” for “human traffickers” in this paragraph and you wouldn’t have to change another word.

Human traffickers and abortionists prey on the vulnerable. They both target women and children. Abortionists’ targets are clearly children and young women.  The children they eliminate for a fee; the women pay them the fee.

Abortionists’ ploys are even the same as human traffickers’ – they promise their victims a better life.  They tell young women that they’ll be able to go to college, find a job, and get married, but only if they have an abortion.  Just as human traffickers don’t tell women what really awaits them, abortionists don’t tell women what happens next.

I know.  I’ve had two abortions.  I was lied to.  I was told my baby was just a clump of cells.  When I told the nurse that I had pain, she told me that I would be all right.

I wasn’t all right.  I had no idea what I was in for.  I had been deceived. Just like vulnerable little children and young adults are being deceived, tricked and trapped into the net of human trafficking.

Our fight against human trafficking involves not just direct action against those who are perpetrating this evil.  It involves raising the consciousness of a public that consciously or unconsciously dehumanizes certain people.

It involves appealing to people to open their hearts, to love their neighbors.

It involves putting aside the selfishness that motivates us to regard others as less than human.

It involves embracing the selflessness that sees others as brothers and sisters; as blessings in our lives.

Today, society tells us that children are not blessings.  Children are expensive; they hurt the environment.  If you want to get dirty looks at the supermarket, show up with more than two kids.

Pharmaceutical companies have grown rich because of the notion that children are a burden, a nuisance, and budget busters.  Children are seen as an obstacle to the “good life.”

For many people today, children have just become unwanted.

This mindset, which tells us that we should take pills or use devices to avoid children, enables us to take the next step, which is that if birth control fails (and it will over the course of time), we can avoid children through abortion.  It’s this mindset that, as we now know, allows abortionists to kill babies even after they’re born alive.

Today, if you’re unwanted, you’re not a person.

And who’s more unwanted than the runaway?  The foreigner who’s completely alone in a land where she can’t even speak the language?  The child who’s literally or figuratively orphaned?

The unwanted girl or boy seeking to escape a life without love, all too often becomes the victim of people who walk in darkness. This isn’t a contest to prove which class of humans is most unwanted. We are not talking about a television entertainment reality show here. We are talking about human lives.

Friends, we are dealing with a three headed monster; one that devours the weakest of our society. The thing about such a beast is that you must sever its source of power by eliminating all three heads; racism, reproductive genocide which breeds abortion and sexual perversion which breeds human trafficking. Cut off the heads and the monster will die.

One of our most important efforts is to show the world that the victims of human trafficking, just like the victims of racial discrimination and abortion, are our brothers and sisters.  We need to remind the world that the victims of human trafficking may be hidden from sight, but they exist, and they are persons worthy of love.

One of the defining moments of the Civil Rights movement came when national newspapers and magazines showed pictures of peaceful demonstrators being clubbed and beaten.  For the first time for many white people, racial discrimination and oppression were not just concepts.  Americans in every part of the country saw segregation as the dehumanizing force that it was.  They saw the faces of its victims.

Those bloodied, battered individuals wanted nothing more than to eat at a restaurant or stay at a hotel.  They became the reality that Americans could see.  The conventional wisdom that segregation was someone else’s problem was blown away by images of people being bludgeoned – because they were unwanted.

I believe the Kermit Gosnell trial, which is a tip of the iceberg situation by the way, will be a defining moment in the civil rights movement to defend the humanity of unborn babies.  Because Gosnell did his killing outside the womb instead of inside it, America, at least that part of America that has seen news reports about the Gosnell case, has now seen some of the victims of abortion.

The rescue of the three girls in Cleveland who just escaped their prison of depravity is another tip of the iceberg situation, reminding America that young and vulnerable women are at risk of being secreted away in broad daylight to become abused and misused in a form of human trafficking in their own communities. This too is a defining moment where we can charge ahead with awareness campaigns to stop this inhumane victimization.

We cannot save the victims of human trafficking or prevent innocents from becoming new victims without public awareness.  Public awareness only happens if the public cares.  And the public will only care when it loves the unwanted.

With love, children are adopted, not aborted. With love, children are cherished, not abused. With love, there is less room for the human trafficker because his hunting grounds are smaller.

There is much to be done to set the captives of human trafficking free. But if we can help create a culture that values others, we will have begun to break the captives’ chains.

We will win this battle with truth and love because love never fails!

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Guilty or Not Guilty?

Monday, May 13th, 2013

While I’m not an attorney, I am a certified paralegal and former legislative law maker. From this perspective, it seems to me that if the jury is hung up on only two charges then that means that they have agreed on all other charges. If they agree on all the other charges then either they all agreed that he is guilty or he is not guilty of those counts. But since the defense didn’t present arguments regarding the lesser charges of violating abortions past the legal limit and violating the 24 hour waiting period then logic dictates that they may have agreed that Gosnell is guilty on those charges and therefore is guilty on at least three of the murder charges. Keep praying.

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Happy Mothers’ Day

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

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“Yes, you have been with me from birth; from my mother’s womb you have cared for me. No wonder I am always praising you!” (Psalms 71:6 NLT)

Today the wombs of mothers are under siege. Yet God in His infinite wisdom still brings forth life from the seed of our fathers and the wombs of our mothers. Let us thank God for mothers and motherhood.

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” -Washington Irving-

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Press Conference & Legislative Briefing

Friday, May 10th, 2013

As Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, I will be speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, May 14 at 9:30am – 11:00am at the National Press Club. Afterwards, I will be on a panel at a Legislative Briefing at 2:00pm – 4:00pm at The Capitol Hill Club.

Please pray with us as we continue forward in the struggle.

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