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Dr. Alveda King Remembers MLK in New King Family Tribute Book

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

MLK  Tribute BookMartin Luther King, Jr.: A King Family Tribute

Martin Luther King, Jr., is known to the world and to history as a great civil rights leader, but to his family he was just “M.L.” Now, editor Angela Farris Watkins, Ph.D., has brought his family together to celebrate his life and deeds in an intimate, personal way. King’s relatives—including his sister, nieces and nephews—have contributed brief reflections, charming childhood stories, emotionally unguarded essays and dozens of photographs from all stages of King’s life. Archival material from King’s late parents and brother round out this warm, loving, and delightfully small-scale portrait of a man whose passion for justice and commitment to nonviolence changed the nation. Share this amazing family’s stories with your own family.

“Our family is blessed to share our legacy as we honor our famous family member, Dr. MLK. We hope you will enjoy this inside view into the life of the man whose prayers and agape love impacted the world,” said Alveda who is a contributing author of the book. She is also Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life.

Purchase your copy today!

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What Has 40 Years of Abortion Done to America?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

November 27, 2012

Contact: Allan E. Parker
210-614-7157
info@txjf.org

PRESS ADVISORY AND RELEASE

WHO: Experts Including Women Hurt By Abortion
WHAT: Media Briefing
WHERE: National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
WHEN: December 4, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ISSUE: The Impact of Abortion on Women, Families, and Society

Washington, D.C. – On December 4, 2012, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., an impressive and diverse group of experts and witnesses with personal experience of abortion will present a three hour media briefing and background session on the topic: “What Has 40 Years of Abortion Done to America?”

The purpose of the briefing is to provide access to a broad spectrum of experts, including women hurt by abortion, for news media preparing news stories regarding the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. All presenters will make their written statements available to be used in any format, without embargo. Presenters will provide evidence, documentation and background material that will assist all reporters in preparing thoughtful analytical pieces that present both sides of the issue of legalized abortion. The event is being hosted by The Justice Foundation.

Operation Outcry is a project of The Justice Foundation and has now collected over 5,200 legally admissible testimonies from women of how their abortion hurt them. Five of these women will present their individual abortion stories showing the diverse range of experiences of abortion and its aftermath. The U.S. Supreme Court has cited Operation Outcry’s testimonies for the proof that “some women come to regret aborting the infant life they once created and sustained…” “Severe depression and loss of esteem can follow.” Gonzales v. Carhart (2007).

Speakers include: (full bios will be available on www.40yearsafterabortion.org by Dec. 4)

“Abortion Hurt Me Personally and Millions of Others” – Carmen Pate (Senior Director of Community in Action with Truth in Action) and Operation Outcry Women Hurt by Abortion- Myra Myers, Rebecca Porter, Julie Thomas and Cindy Collins

“Scientific Evidence That Abortion Hurts Women” – Dr. Martha Shuping, MD, Psychiatrist

“Impact of Abortion on African-American Community” – Dr. Alveda King, National  Spokesperson for Silent No More Awareness Campaign

“Impact of Abortion on Women’s Health, Millions of Pre-Term Births” – Dr. Freda  McKissic Bush, MD, FACOG practicing OB-GYN in Jackson, Mississippi; Fellow in the  American College OB-GYN

“Abortion Causes Breast Cancer” – Dr. Angela Lanfranchi MD FACS, Breast Cancer  Surgeon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and certified by the American  Board of Surgery; Co-Founder and President of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute

“Impact of Abortion on Men” – Kevin Burke, Rachel’s Vineyard Licensed  social worker; Co-Author of “Redeeming A Father’s Heart-Men Share Powerful Stories  of Abortion Loss and Recovery”

“Abortion Has Corrosively Politicized the Supreme Court” – Allan Parker, Attorney and  President, The Justice Foundation; Co-Host, “Faces of Abortion” Television Program;  former Professor of Law

Jeanneane Maxon, VP of External Affairs and Corporate Counsel for Americans United  for Life;

“40 Years of Abortion Has Politicized Medicine and Science” – Dr. Byron C. Calhoun,  MD, FACOG, FACS, MBA; Diplomate Board Certified by the American Board of  Obstetrics and Gynecology in General Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the sub- specialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; authored over 70 peer review articles in the  Obstetric and Gynecologic literature

“Are We Better Off After 40 Years?” – Georgette Forney, Co-Founder of Silent No More  Awareness Campaign

“Promises Unkept: 40 Years of Legal Abortion Has Failed to Lower Child Abuse, Crime, and Out of Wedlock Births” – Michael New, Assist. Professor of Political Science,  Master’s degree in Statistics and a doctorate in Political Science from Stanford  University in 2002

“Abortion in New York (Abortion Capital USA): Painful Lessons” – Christopher Bell, President, Good Counsel

“Abortion Has Caused Increased Violence Against Women” – Molly White, Founder and Director of Women for Life International – USA

“Abortion’s War on Possibility and the Beauty of Adoption” – Ryan Scott Bomberger, Chief  Creative Officer of The Radiance Foundation (exposed the disproportionate impact of  abortion in the Black community and the racism of Planned Parenthood; adoptee and  adoptive father)

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Heading Into The Holidays

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Dear Friends, this week we will celebrate an American Tradition, Thanksgiving Day. It is a time to set aside the daily rush and routines and give thanks to God for all that He does for us. We should enjoy time with friends, family, or maybe even just alone with God. Right after Thanksgiving comes Christmas, the time to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Of course, we should thank God every day and also celebrate Jesus every day. So as we approach these days, let’s just remain thankful, and remember to pray for human dignity and the right to be born and die a natural death. God bless you.

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African American Outreach Prayer

Friday, November 16th, 2012

ABBA Father, dear Creator God,

In your Word you command us to pray

For all who serve you in public office,

That we may lead peaceful lives.

We intercede for those in the offices of

President of the United States,

In the Congressional Black Caucus,

And in federal, state, county and local offices.

We ask for a new outpouring of your Spirit,

The Spirit of truth and life,

The Spirit of repentance and conversion,

The Spirit of courage and grace;

Let peace and love abound,

For ourselves and for those holding political offices.

May we be instruments of Your Holy Spirit

And witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

In which alone we find hope for our nation and the world.

We ask this in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

-Written by Father Frank Pavone and Dr. Alveda King

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Black leaders release new report, urging DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

The National Black Prolife Coalition, has released a new report on the harmful impact of abortion. Visit the website for the latest on the report which was released on Capitol Hill. Click here National Black Prolife Colation

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Monday – Compelling “The Voice of John” Video coming soon

Monday, October 8th, 2012

THE VOICE OF JOHN will be released November 4. Please mark your calendar and plan to see the film and share it with many people! I was honored to meet the producers and be interviewed by Nurse Maryann Lawhorn. See trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV9mwS5nCzk

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Do You Know What Your Children Are Getting At Their Schools?

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Earlier this week a story broke about a Staten Island high school dispensing the morning-after pill to students without notifying the parents.

In an article by Jillian Jorgensen on silive.com, she reports that “Port Richmond High School is one of 13 public high schools across the city making emergency contraception — better known as the morning-after pill — available to girls without parental consent.”

One of my co-workers at Priests for Life, Marie Elliott-Saile, who was interviewed for the article is very upset by this because her 15-year-old daughter attends Port Richmond. Although the school system says that they sent letters home for parents to opt out of the program, Marie said that she never receive a letter telling her about the program.

The article also states that Janet Morana, executive director of Priests for Life, who was also interviewed for the article, says that “the program is just an extension of the law that allows girls to get an abortion without parental consent” and “that contraceptive pills like Plan B — which prevents pregnancy by using hormones the way normal birth control pills do, but in a higher dose — can increase the risk of cancer, and if a girl is adversely affected, her parents and their insurance would be left to deal with her care.

“I think it’s just horrific that this is all allowed to be done,” she said. “It shouldn’t have to be opt-out. You should have to opt in. The parent should have to consent to this because it’s affecting your child, your minor child.”

They are very tricky in the way that these programs are implemented. Unlike most other types of health related items like aspirin, the school cannot give it to students without permission given without parental consent. Why don’t schools just send letters to parents telling them that they will be able to give them any medication unless the parents opt their children out? Parents would not stand for it.

Yet when it comes to something as harmful as birth control nobody bats an eye. Most parents don’t stand up for their children. I applaud Marie and Janet for their willingness to stand up for the students.

I was interviewed by Sean Hannity on Tuesday regarding this story. The interview can be heard at my African American Outreach HERE.

To read the entire article by Jillian Jorgensen, click HERE.

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102 Fun Things To Do (Besides Having Sex)

Friday, August 17th, 2012

1.-Go to the movies with your friends/family.
2. Go shopping at the mall with your friends.
3. Have a picnic with your friends at a local park or in your backyard.
4. Have an 80′s movie marathon. Rent as many 80′s movies as you can find and watch them all weekend. Do the same thing for other decades.
5. Make a scrapbook.
6. Make a collage that represents you or a topic you enjoy. Include magazine and newspaper clippings, photographs, ticket stubs, etc.
7. Have a potluck dinner. Assign a food category to each of your friends and set a date.
8. Read a book or magazine.
9. Play a game of flag or touch football.
10. Play capture the flag.
11. Make a home movie with your parents’ video camera.
12. Paint a picture.
13. Go on a scavenger hunt in your neighborhood.
14. Go to a sporting event for your school.
15. Start a collection.
16. Play a game of ultimate Frisbee.
17. Go swimming.
18. Make a mix CD or tape.
19. Organize a bake sale or car wash in your neighborhood and donate the proceeds to a school or community project.
20. Play card games, chess, board games, dominoes, or do a puzzle.
21. Plan and make a meal for your family.
22. Make your own waterslide. Put a plastic tarp down on the grass and wet it down with a water hose. Keep the hose running as you and your friends run and slide on it.
23. Fly a kite in your backyard or at a local park.
24. Create your own street-hockey team or play for fun.
25. Talk on the phone.
26. Ride your bike. Try to find new trails.
27. Write poetry or short stories.
28. Build a clubhouse in your backyard where you can hang out with your friends.
29. Make homemade cookies.
30. Go on a photography hunt and find interesting themes to shoot.
31. Exercise. Try new exercise routines with your friends, such as yoga or Pilates.
32. Rent a canoe or paddle boat.
33. Go to a concert.
34. Start your own band.
35. Get a part-time job.
36. Go out to eat at a local restaurant.
37. Go to an ice cream shop with your friends.
38. Go star-gazing.
39. Go see a play at your local theater or a school production.
40. Participate in after-school activities, such as the drama club, football, basketball, community service clubs, art club, student council, cheerleading, etc.
41. Go to a museum.
42. Go to the zoo.
43. Volunteer at the local animal shelter, hospital, nursing home or another place that interests you.
44. Plant your own garden or terrarium.
45. Make a time capsule with all your friends with notes and objects you want to remember this time in history.
Set a date to open it far in the future.
46. Design and make your own T-shirts.
47. Go horseback riding.
48. Go rock climbing or hiking.
49. Go to an amusement or water park.
50. Have dinner outside while watching the sunset. You can make dinner or pick up some fast food.
51. Groom your pet then take it to the park to it show off.
52. Play paintball.
53. Go to the beach or lake.
54. Play computer/video games.
55. Take a nap.
56. Play laser tag.
57. Play miniature golf.
58. Ride go-carts.
59. Go bowling.
60. Study for SATs.
61. Go to a flea market to search for cool stuff.
62. Order a pizza and rent a movie with your friends.
63. Attend a professional sporting event.
64. Go ice-skating.
65. Visit public gardens.
66. Play board games with your little brother or sister or with your friends.
67. Learn how to play a musical instrument.
68. Take your kid sisters or brothers to the playground or circus.
69. Visit the historical sites of your city.
70. Start a recycling program in your school/community.
71. Have a poker party. Use chips, candy and pretzels instead of money.
72. Make a music video.
73. Make a present for your boyfriend or girlfriend.
74. Make a quilt out of your old T-shirts and blankets.
75. Have a cartoon marathon.
76. Go roller-skating or roller-blading at the local skating rink or around the neighborhood.
77. Go to the batting cages or play baseball in a local park.
78. Take a blanket and some snacks to a park and look at cloud formations in the sky.
79. Listen to music/sing.
80. Start a daily journal.
81. Put together a play production with your friends.
82. Roast marshmallows.
83. Play catch with water balloons in the yard or have a water balloon fight.
84. Visit your family.
85. Do a puzzle. Glue the pieces together and frame it.
86. Organize a garage sale with your friends. Donate the proceeds to a local charity or throw a party.
87. Build your own website.
88. Go fishing.
89. Surf the Internet.
90. Take dance lessons. Learn how to swing dance, waltz, salsa, etc.
91. Organize a day to pick up litter in your neighborhood and in the community.
92. Go to the library.
93. Study something new.
94. Write a letter.
95. Rearrange your room.
96. Clean out the basement or garage for your parents.
97. Mow the lawn or wash car for your parents.
98. Mentor a younger child.
99. Join a club or group.
100.Take cooking classes.
101.Visit a nursing home.
102 Enjoy prayer and Bible study with your friends and family.

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Teaching Children Propaganda?

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Chuck Norris is in the news along with Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A; both charged with promoting propaganda against the homosexual lobby. Both Chuck and Chick-fil-A have been broadly admired over the years; Chuck for his popular Walker, Texas Ranger series and karate and exercise regimen; and Chick-fil-A for family values backed up by sensational chicken menus sold only Monday through Saturday, closed on Sunday so employees can spend time with their families and worship God if they so choose.

Chuck is concerned that President Obama’s homosexual agenda will impact Boy Scouts of America. In a recent article Chuck said of Boy Scouts of America national board member and Ernst & Young CEO James Turley.

“But is Turley working on his own initiative, or has the White House prodded him with perks and favors?” Norris speculates. “Is it a coincidence that Turley came out swinging against the BSA’s century-old policy to ban gays from leadership and that he has such close affiliations with the pro-gay Obama Administration?”

The Girl Scouts of America has already been affected by the culture of death with the influences of the pro-abortion agenda and let’s not forget that the Girl Scouts of America recently ruled that a boy could be a Girl Scout.

As reported in a Baptist Press interview with Dan Cathy, “Some have opposed the company’s support of the traditional family. ”Well, guilty as charged,” said Cathy when asked about the company’s position.

“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.

“We operate as a family business … our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that,” Cathy emphasized.

“We intend to stay the course,” he said. “We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”

Why is it that when family values are brought to the table, the outcry against truth is so loud? Propaganda is defined as the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person.

The propaganda debate is not limited to the United States as reported by The Journal in Great Britain, “The “shadow” health minister of Great Britain’s Labour Party said of a Christian group that has made over 50 presentations to school children on abortion, “I think it is very wrong and the Government needs to step in because we can’t teach children at an impressionable age this sort of propaganda.” Diane Abbott criticized the organization Lovewise for telling children at mostly faith-based schools about the abortion/breast cancer link, the abortion/depression link, and other abortion consequences, “Sexual health education is supposed to be based on facts. These people are just pedaling bigotry.”

The prophet Isaiah said it best when he said, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Isaiah 5:20

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“A Voice for Life “, A Must See Movie About Survival

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Melissa Ohden is an abortion survivor and has a remarkable story to share. I first met her when she visited the Priests for Life offices last year.

A friend of mine asked me to promote this film. Here is what he said about it.

I have previewed the 1 hour film “A Voice For Life.” Every pregnancy resource center should have a copy! I have found it to be a unique, sensitive, compassionate and realistic presentation of a woman, who, as a 7 month fetus, survived a Saline Abortion. This story is a very best expression of our pro-life ideals and desires and ministry. Melissa Ohden has done a wonderful job of telling her story in a way that sanctifies life, honors God, and meets the needs of many hurting people. I found it interesting that many post-abortive women received a measure of healing from hearing Melissa’s story, and a number of them emotionally “adopted” her in place of the child they had aborted, giving them some measure of comfort in their pain.

Melissa is available to speak at events. Contact info and bio is found at: http://www.melissaohden.com/bio

This is a wonderful website. Check out the “media” link for a number of video clips detailing victories over abortion.

The website to obtain the one hour video is www.avoiceforlife.com.

View the trailer now!

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