Archive for January, 2015

#iSEETWO Campaign: Loving them both. Pro-Woman. Pro-Child.

Friday, January 9th, 2015

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The #iSEETWO campaign is launched. January is Sanctity of Life Month and Focus on the Family has kicked off its new campaign to show that we love them both, mother and baby.

When some people see a pregnant woman, they see only one life: I see two.

I and my colleague, Dr. Fred Bush, author of HOOKED, and other pro-life advocates were approached and asked if we would add our voices to this very important project. I was honored to join without hesitation.

When I see a pregnant woman, I see two very distinct lives with different DNA makeup. I want to love them both. I don’t love one more than the other. I love them both the same.

The abortion activists like to say the pro-lifers don’t care about the woman or the child once he/she born. They just want the baby to be born and then forget about him/her.

Nothing can be further from the truth and I hope that this campaign will show the world that “pro-life” means protecting all life, born and unborn, from conception to natural death. That means that we care about the mother and the baby. We are pro-woman and pro-child and actually that means pro-family, including the father, grandparents, nuclear and extended families, communities and the world.

There are many pregnancy resource centers all across America, centers that provide assistance to mothers and their babies, and even the fathers in some cases. They provide or make referrals for parent classes, financial assistance, job training, clothing and furniture assistance and sometimes shelter.

Women and families facing unplanned pregnancies are not alone. We need to let them know that they are loved and that we can help them. That’s why I want you to join me in this crucial campaign.

Here’s what I want you to do. – and it’s very simple:

  • Download an #iSEETWO sign at www.BeAVoice.net – or make your own sign
  • Sign your first name and take a selfie holding the sign
  • Post it on Facebook as your profile picture in January (longer if you like) and use the #iSEETWO hashtag when you post statuses.
  • Invite all your friends to do the same by sharing my blog with them.

Together we can Abolish Abortion!

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Giftings and Callings

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

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We are about a week into 2015, and the melee is almost deafening. Yet, in the distance, there is a “still, small voice” calling to us. Yes, the US Congress has a new face so to speak. Yes, America is waking up to the truth that racism still exists in our land. We know that anger and violence are lurking about. Yet, in the distance, there is a voice crying in the wilderness, compelling those who hear to use our “gifts and callings” to make a difference in 2015.

What can we do? We can speak truth to power. We can overcome evil with good. When people complain, offer solutions, not sympathy. When violence threatens, extend the “olive branch” of peace.

If you are a singer, sing a song of peace and love. If you are a dancer, do a peace and love dance. If you are a doctor or a lawyer, represent the poor and heal the sick. Yes, we have price tags on our gifts. After all, you, in most cases, you can’t pay your electric bill with a melody or a foot massage. It takes money to get about in this realm, on the low frequencies of life.

But, if we worry too much about charging for our gifts, natural and spiritual, we could just miss the “love boat.” Don’t be stingy this year. Give and it shall be given unto you. We’re not just talking about money here. We are talking about the unusual generosity of heart and soul. People need love. People need the Lord.

So answer the higher callings of life by sharing the gifts and talents generously (even if you get paid for what you do, and I hope you do; because generally if we don’t work, we don’t eat).

We can pay our bills by charging for our goods and services. Yes, we can, and we should. Yet, we can expect an increase of our “spiritual gifts” if we aren’t stingy in sharing truth and love throughout the year. So answer the highest callings in life by sharing your gifts of love and hope.

My Uncle ML once said: “Everybody can be great, because everyone can serve.” We have a chance to be great this year. March for Life, Walk for Life, MLK Week, Black History Month, Reconciliation Movement, Abortion SHOCKWAVES, so much on my plate in the year ahead. And this isn’t all by any means. How about you?

I just felt like writing something that isn’t political, not deeply intellectual (not that I’m ever truly deeply intellectual nowadays), not spinning in one direction or the other. This is just a moment in time when I’m taking a breath and letting it all out.

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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Former Abortionist Joins Effort to Heal the #Shockwaves of #Abortion

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 6, 2015

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new initiative of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign will be announced at a press conference Thursday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. in the Murrow Room at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW.

Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion is a year-long effort to reach all the different groups of people who are impacted when a child dies from abortion. Those groups include grandparents, siblings, survivors, spouses, abortionists and their staff, and pro-life advocates.

The official launch for Shockwaves will be at the annual Silent No More gathering in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building during the March for Life on Jan. 22. This year, for the first time, a former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, will march with the women and men of the campaign and will give his testimony.

“I’m happy to endorse and to join Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion. As an abortionist, I was at the epicenter of the earthquake but since I stopped doing abortions and became involved with pro-life efforts, I can clearly see how abortion affects everyone connected with the child who dies,” Dr. Levatino said. “I regret performing abortions and will never perform another one again.”

At the press conference, mother and daughter Andrea and Maddie Pearson will share how Andrea’s abortion impacted their family. Dr. Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, will talk about abortion’s devastating impact on the black community. Kevin Burke, co-founder of Rachel’s Vineyard and an authority on men and abortion, will talk about the surprising results of a survey of men now serving time in a maximum security prison in Florida.

Silent No More co-founders Janet Morana and Georgette Forney will give a brief overview of the project and discuss their abortion losses: Mrs. Forney had an abortion as a teenager and Mrs. Morana lost two grandchildren to abortion.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, will talk about his work with former abortionists and how help and healing is available through the Church.

“In 2014 alone, thousands of women and men went through Rachel’s Vineyard retreats looking for help with their abortion regret,” said Janet Morana, co-founder of Silent No More. “That’s one post-abortion healing program among many that are available. It’s time to face the fact that abortion has created a huge shockwave of damage.”

For information on Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion, visit www.silentnomore.com

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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