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Real Freedom Rides Save Babies

Friday, July 12th, 2013

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Priests for Life launched Pro-Life Freedom Rides in 2010 to motivate and inspire Americans to stand for and protect the sanctity of life; to #Stand4Life; to promote and inform people about the sanctity of life and attacks on babies and their mothers.

Now the abortion lobby wants to do an abortion rights freedom ride although they know full well that so called abortion rights kill babies and also hurt and sometimes kill their mothers. Reproductive rights and health are best served by eliminating abortion or harmful contraceptives that are linked to serious conditions such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, strikes and heart attacks. So called Abortion rights circumvent human life and human rights, including the rights of the human babies and their mothers.

Do the abortion bus riders want to ride for the rights of doctors, and I use that term loosely, like Kermit Gosnell, LeRoy Carhart, and Douglas Karpen?

People, it’s time to get off the abortion bus fueled by Planned Parenthood and Cecile Richards!

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The desperation of the abortion lobby is becoming more apparent as they demean the Freedom Riders of 1961 and the 21st Century ProLife Freedom Riders! An organizer of the Abortion Rights Freedom Rides, Sunsara Taylor, is quoted in an article as saying, “we unapologetically come out and say that fetuses are not babies, abortion is not murder and women are not incubators, and we make the demand that abortion be available on demand and without apology.”

I encourage Ms. Taylor to read any biology textbook and she will see that life begins at conception. When the 23 chromosomes from the father and 23 from the mother join together, they create a unique individual life, differing from the mother and the father, a human life. I know it’s been a while since I was in school, but unless things have changed, two humans are only capable of reproducing another human.

With 2011 and 2012 being the years with the highest number of pro-life bills being passed stopping and restricting abortion, the pro-abortion lobby is becoming desperate as evident in Texas as the Texas Senate in poised to vote on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks (5 months) and place other restrictions on abortion mills. Pro-Death Pro-Abortion voices have resorted to chanting “Hail Satan” as pro-lifers pray and sing AMAZING GRACE. Meanwhile, pro-abortion activists are becoming more disruptive and getting arrested. Let’s pray that violence will not be the next progression.

We must all pray for the passage of more pro-life legislation and for the abortion community that their hearts will be changed and they will become real defenders of women’s rights which must include protection from the harmful impact of abortion.

RECALL ABORTION and ride for life!

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The Gosnell Boogie Man Lives On In Abortion Mills Across America

Monday, July 1st, 2013

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Even though Kermit Gosnell is incarcerated the horrors of his abortion regime still linger on. Once, parents terrorized little children with stories of the Boogie Man. Has Gosnell become the boogie man for the unborn babies in the worm and their mothers?

Where is Gosnell? Is there a Gosnell near you?

Dear Mrs. Pelosi, and all leaders with authority, and those who think they do; please protect the babies from tactics like the horrible abortionist Kermit Gosnell inflicted on the wombs of many, many women during the time he was allowed to run an abortion mill. Please Mrs. Pelosi, and all leaders, don’t let the Gosnells of the world kill our babies.

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Fr. Pavone: #Gosnell Babies Are Not Unclaimed, Deserve Burial

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Priests for Life

Date: June 14, 2013

Contact:  Leslie Palma

ROME — Speaking from Rome, where he will be concelebrating Mass this weekend with Pope Francis for the Day of Life, Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, responded to the news from the Philadelphia Medical Examiner that the bodies of the Gosnell babies will be cremated and then buried in the same way that they treat any unclaimed bodies.

“There is no need for the Medical Examiner to have some hidden, secret burial as if we are to be ashamed of these babies. These babies are not unclaimed,” Fr. Pavone declared, “They are claimed and have been named by us, because they are our brothers and sisters. We will therefore have a national funeral service for these babies, even without the bodies. We will involve the entire pro-life movement and all people of good will, and more information will be announced shortly. Moreover, we want to know exactly where the remains of these children will be placed.”

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Request for Compassionate Burial for Gosnell Babies

Friday, June 7th, 2013

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When Father Frank Pavone spoke with the officials regarding providing a compassionate burial for the 45 bodies of babies aborted at Kermit Gosnell’s House of Horrors, the world was listening. All across America, reports of support and agreement for Father Frank’s request are resonating.

My radio co-host Emmanuel Boose called me during the sentencing and said that “we should give these babies a proper burial.” When I told him what Priests for Life is doing to help make that happen, he immediately marshaled an alert to the communities in agreement.

This week, I spoke with Congressman Trent Franks, author of PreNDA legislation and the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. He too has great compassion for all babies, born and preborn, as is evidenced in his bold and courageous to advance legislation that promises to protect babies and their mothers.

Please join us by contacting your congressional leaders and ask them to urge the officials in Philadelphia to release the bodies for burial. During the trial, the prosecutor pointed out that even miscarried babies are given the dignity of burial. The aborted victims deserve the same compassion.

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“What is the state going to do with these babies?” Fr. Pavone outraged that Gosnell victims still being mistreated

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Priests for Life

Date: June 6, 2013

Contact: Leslie Palma

STATEN ISLAND, NY — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued a statement today in regard to the 45 babies whose mangled bodies were retrieved during a 2010 raid on the abortion clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who is now serving multiple life sentences for the murder of three of those children. The bodies of the 45 children have been in the possession of the Philadelphia Medical Examiner during the course of the various legal proceedings against Dr. Gosnell.

“In April, we requested permission from the Philadelphia Medical Examiner to bury these children,” Fr. Pavone stated. “The nation was stunned to learn how Dr. Gosnell killed these children, and then stored their bodies in cat food containers and freezers. Now we have an opportunity to treat them better, by at least honoring their bodies with a proper funeral and burial.”

Fr. Pavone’s request for the bodies received wide publicity as the trial entered its final weeks. As the jury deliberated, Priests for Life held a service in which these 45 children were given names.

Now, however, through a letter from the Medical Examiner, Priests for Life is being told that the bodies “will not be released to any third party organization.”

“People across the country are now asking why. Pro-life as well as pro-choice people, citizens and their political leaders, and even relatives of the babies, want to know why we cannot give these children a proper burial,” Fr. Pavone explained. “And, of course, the other big question is, What is the state going to do with these babies? Will they be thrown in the garbage as medical waste? Will they be burned?”

Priests for Life has asked the public to direct these questions to the Medical Examiner’s office in Philadelphia, and is appealing to state and federal officials to intervene. “If there was so much outrage over how Dr. Gosnell treated these children, shouldn’t there be outrage as to how the rest of us treat them now?”

Priests for Life intends to hold a national funeral service for the Gosnell babies, whether or not the bodies can be obtained. “This is the least we can do, given the humanity of these children and the inhumanity with which they were treated,” Fr. Pavone said. “People were rightly upset by the Gosnell case; this will be a way to bring some closure to the experience and let the healing begin.”

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Where Is Gosnell? #WhereIsGosnell?

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Dr. Kermit Gosnell Late-Term Abortionist

Dr. Kermit Gosnell
Late-Term Abortionist

Is Kermitt Gosnell really locked up or is he alive and well in your community?

All over America reports are revealing that Gosnellish conditions, dirty instruments, shoddy procedures and dirty secrets of the abortion community are not under lock and key.

Kermit Gosnell now joins the ranks of Elvis and Tupac in that sightings of Gosnell or Gosnellish doctors have been reported in Maryland, Arkansas, Texas, Philadelphia, Virginia, Florida, and Delaware. There are other sightings that we are aware of but have not been reported on yet which would lead one to wonder, “Where is Gosnell?”

The Family Foundation reported in April,

As the Virginia Board of Health prepares to vote tomorrow on abortion center health and safety standards, documents obtained by The Family Foundation of Virginia from the Virginia Board of Health indicate continued widespread health and safety violations at Virginia’s abortion centers and widespread failure to fulfill plans of correction for earlier findings. At one facility, startling evidence of violations of the Commonwealth’s parental consent law was found.

This report dozens and dozens of deficiencies at abortion facilities all over Virginia that exist and have continue to exist despite the facilities stating in Plans of corrections that the dificiencies would be addressed.

In Little Rock, AK, as reported by Little Rock Family Planning Warnings Blog, a Little Rock Family Planning SD 05-09-13 Survey Report revealed that,

Clinic exposed patients to dirty linens and blankets, dispensed expired medications, no plan in place to protect patients from TB, and no plan in place to report infectious diseases. Please note, the deficiencies related to the expired drugs being used on patients is a repeat offense, that can cause serious complications especially if these expired drugs are being used to treat patients during an emergency!

Just as all things are BIG in Texas, so are the abortion alleged crimes. Shortly after the conviction of Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia for murdering babies born alive during abortion procedures, a new video was released of three women who told of unspeakable acts they witnessed by Dr. Douglas Karpen at his Houston, TX abortion facility when they used to work for him.

The facts revealed in the joint project of Priests for Life, Stand True, Operation Rescue, and Life Dynamics disturbed Lt. Governor David Dewhurst so much that he immediately called for an investigation into Karpen.

You can read all about Dr. Douglas Karpen at

These are but a few of the doctors involved in this Gosnellesque era. As I stated earlier, we know of others in the states mentioned above which a quick Google search will reveal. There are others that have been shared with me but have not been written about.

Like the pro-life community has been shouting from the rooftops, GOSNEL’s ‘HOUSE OF HORRORS’ IS NOT AN ABERRATION. He may be in your community.

Where is Gosnell hiding? Really?

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How Can Surgery With Contaminated Instruments Not Endanger a Patient’s Life?

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

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Recently the Washington Post reported that the Maryland health officials investigating the case of a woman [Jennifer Morbelli] who died in February after a late-term abortion [by abortionist LeRoy Carhart] at a Germantown clinic found “no deficiencies” in her case.

Read what three experts have to say about this:

1. The reason these people hang on the word natural is because they want to white wash the horrors of the abortion cartel. There are general three choices for cause of death listed: homicide, suicide, natural and unknown so Jennifer’s death could only be ruled as natural. What’s natural about a botched abortion? The sub standard care that LeRoy Carhart gave Jennifer, likely with dirty instruments similar to those noted in the “inspection” is below the standard of care and likely she would have lived if she had been treated by a real doctor in a hospital. Carhart abandoned Jennifer when she needed him most. He was on a plane and did not have a care in the world for her as she lay dying. Would these “natural” causes have occurred if there had not been a botched abortion? According to Maryland’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the examiner’s report noted that the first cause of death was “disseminated intravascular coagulation” resulting in the “dysfunction of multiple organs.” The condition involves amniotic fluid entering the woman’s blood stream, which affects her ability to clot blood. [Carhart routinely told his patients not to call 911. In the expose documentary Bloodmoney, former and repentant abortionist Carol Everett speaks on camera about how abortionists avoid being tied to ER locations after botching abortions. They do all they can to avoid discovery of their deeds by redirecting or ignoring patients.]

2. Carhart did not give standard of care service. I have never heard of a [reputable] MD telling a pt not to call 911. If anything we tell them to call 911 when they feel it is an emergency. You might note that most doctors’ offices telephone answering service says, “If this is an emergency, hang up and dial 911.” In fact, you cannot reach any other office line without first hearing this. Of course dirty instruments are a health threat. Medical history tells us it was nurses that noted that patients had more infections when doctors did not wash their hands between patients. This would be the same situation whether it was dirty hands or instruments. Amniotic fluid embolism is a well known cause of DIC.

3. They know the truth! They know dirty anything is a hazard thus the business of waste management and sanitation depts. They are simply denying it for capital gain. The Medical Boards are just a formality. Health Depts are mired in politics. I agree the court of public opinion may be the best place to go utilizing social media. The mainstream media is censored.

The above three comments are from investigators and medical professionals in response to the article.

Additionally, the article goes on to say,

“But the department did find numerous deficiencies at Germantown Reproductive Health Services during its broader inspection of all surgical abortion clinics.

“The most common deficiencies found in Germantown and the 11 other clinics involved lapses in providing information about the professional credentials of clinic physicians, maintaining a sanitary environment at all times and providing a discharge diagnosis in the medical record. Health officials said all of the physicians had the educational and certification requirements to perform surgical abortions. There was no evidence that the other deficiencies resulted in harm to patients.”

First, let’s discuss the “no deficiencies” ruling by the MD health officials. I know that when I call any reputable doctor’s office either after hours or when they don’t personally answer the phone such as when they are out to lunch, the first thing I hear after the greeting is, “[i]f this is a medical emergency please hang up and dial 911.”

How does Carhart instruct his “patients” to seek help regarding emergency follow up treatment?

LifeNews’ Steven Ertelt reported in February 18, 2013 that,

“Among the papers was a document instructing women not to go to the ER in the event of an emergency, but instead to “call and we will meet you at the clinic,” which is clearly dangerous medical advice.

“The number given in the instructions has now been connected to a [horse equipment] business Carhart owns.

“It turns out the number to “Mary,” Carhart’s wife, is the same number as the 24-hour hotline number to Carhart’s horse equipment business,” pro-life blogger Jill Stanek notes.”

If I called my doctor and the recording said, ““[i]f this is a medical emergency do not hang up and dial 911. Instead call me at my other business that I own and I or my wife will answer.” That would send up red flags everywhere.

Also, when Ms. Morbelli called the office Carhart was nowhere to be found. Carhart travels between Maryland and Nebraska and was reported to have been on a plane to Nebraska as Morbelli struggled for her life.

Second, is the issue of “lapses in maintaining a sanitary environment.”

There are regulations that facilities are supposed to follow to make sure the patients receive a certain standard of care. Those regulations were not followed in Carhart’s abortion office. The sub standard care that LeRoy Carhart gave Jennifer is below the standard of care and she would have lived if she would have been treated by a real doctor in a hospital. But that’s right, she was told not to go to the hospital by Carhart’s office and Carhart was nowhere to be found.

The inspection report from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene noted that among the many deficiencies were surgical instruments not being cleaned properly and drugs being administered improperly across patients. And yet they found these deficiencies not to be a health threat to the patients.

No hospital surgical facility would get away with this type of regulation infringements. Neither should the abortions providers be allowed to get away with this.

The report also stated,

“During a tour on 2/12/13 at 1:30 pm, one pre-drawn syringe was observed in a locked cabinet. The syringe contained clear liquid, and was labeled, “2/11/13.” However, there was no other information documented (labeled) on the syringe in order to know the name, dose, and expiration of the medication.
Interview of Staff #3 on 2/12/13 at 1:30 pm revealed that she acknowledged that the syringe was not adequately labeled.”

The report also said that, “Single dose medication vials may only be used with one needle, and for one patient. After one time use, the single dose medication vial must be discarded. It may not be used as a multidose medication vial.

“Interview of Staff #3 on 2/12/13 at 1:30 pm revealed that 50 milliliter single dose vials of Fentanyl are used to pre-draw the syringes of Versed mixed with Fentanyl. If any Fentanyl remains in the 50 milliliter single dose vial after the desired number of pre-drawn syringes are prepared, the date that the vial was opened and used is documented on the vial, and the vial is used for up to 28 days after it is opened and used.’

In the “Provider’s Plan of Correction” section of the reports it states that, “We are no longer ordering the 50 ml SDV. We have switched to the 5 ml and 10 ml SOV to be used on only one pt.”

I guess prior to the inspection they were buying in bulk because it was cheaper and they didn’t mind using the medication on more than one patient. So what if they transmitted diseases between patients!

I know that when I buy and store my medicine, whether prescription or over the counter, I always make sure to keep the medicine in labeled bottles or boxes so that I know what the medication is. That’s in my own house. How much more diligence should abortion ambulatory facilities be in insuring the safety of their medications. Apparently Carhart is not that concerned about his patients that he safeguards against mislabeling or even bothering to label their medications properly.

Isn’t it funny how God works? As I’m writing this blog I get an email with a link to a story about Little Rock Family Planning. The story, Dangers Exposed With New Inspection Report states,

“Clinic exposed patients to dirty linens and blankets, dispensed expired medications, no plan in place to protect patients from TB, and no plan in place to report infectious diseases. Please note, the deficiencies related to the expired drugs being used on patients is a repeat offense, that can cause serious complications especially if these expired drugs are being used to treat patients during an emergency!”

I assure you, Carhart and this clinic in Little Rock are not the only ones that have deficiencies at their clinics.

Sometimes those entrusted with regulating the abortion industry let their politics get in the way of their doing their job, as is the case with Carhart.

Jill Stanek, reporting for LifeNews on April 9, 2013 regarding Carhart, states that although three abortion clinics in Maryland are being shut down, Carhart’s is not among them. She then goes on to explain the relationship between Carhart and Health Secretary Joseph M. Sharfstein. Jill opines, “That Sharfstein carries an affinity for Carhart is speculative, but a friend who worked across the aisle from Sharfstein on the Hill is confident there is a connection there.” As you read the article, you can make your own determination. It’s definitely worth reading.

Abortion hurts women physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Please read about how abortion hurt my body, soul, and spirit and how God healed me.

Finally, we must all continue to encourage our Senators and Representatives to support abortion regulatory bills and oppose bills expanding abortion access. And we must continue to demand that all abortion providers – surgical and chemical providers – and their facilities be regularly investigated and required to meet the same standard of care that other health service providers must give their patients. Period!

Instead, the opposite is true. New reports of inspections are emerging all over like in this report from Virginia where patients receive substandard care if you can call it care at all.

Thank you and God bless you!

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Jack McMahon’s Interview with Megyn Kelly

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

At the end of an interview between Megyn Kelly and Kermit Gosnell’s defense attorney, Jack McMahon – that at times became pretty heated – Jack said something that everyone needs to hear (or in this case read).

Jack: I’ll tell you what. I’ve come out of this case realizing that 24 weeks is a bad determiner. It should be like 16, 17 weeks. That would be a far better thing because the babies would not be even arguable viable at that point and time. And I think the law should be changed to that. I think pro-choice would have still the right to choose but they’ve got to choose quicker. And I think that’s something that should come out of this. I think more regulations should come out of these locations.

Megyn: I don’t think anyone is disputing that.

Jack: I’m not sitting here saying this was all done right.

Megyn: Well, actually I shouldn’t say that because NARAL pro-choice America and other pro-choice groups like Planned Parenthood are disputing some of the regulations that have been proposed.

Megyn began the interview stating, “I want to make clear from the onset that we don’t tar the attorney for the sins of the client. That’s not the way this system works in this country.” And from there the interview continued and as it did it got more and more contentious.

Not being an attorney myself and not having sat in the courtroom for every part of this trial as Jack did, I for one respect Jack in his handling of what seemed to be a very difficult situation.

As a defense attorney he defended his client with zeal to the best of his ability as the justice system requires of him. The fact that he says that Gosnell was “a dream client . . . a gentleman, polite, understanding, fully appreciative of the work that I’ve done for him. A complete gentleman. A soft spoken man, an intelligent man,” does not mean that he agreed with what Gosnell did nor does he think that his client did nothing wrong. It only means that Jack his client, Gosnell, as a fellow human being as we all should.

Why Jack sees him in that light is anyone’s guess but we should see him in the same light because he was created by God as you and I were. As such, he has a soul worth saving. Did he do despicable things: Absolutely! Should he be in prison? Absolutely! Is he a monster as many have described him? What I do know is that God did not create a monster. So how did he become this way. Fr. Frank does a good job of explaining in his column, Why is Gosnell Smiling?

Jack is Gosnell’s defense attorney and as such he is answering questions asked of him from that perspective. I don’t know what his personal views are on abortion. What I do know is that as a defense attorney he had to do the best job possible for his client. Even now he seems to be answering questions honestly and directly according to what come out in court without the emotional response that most of us have.

Maybe if Jack could step out of the “attorney” roll we would see a much different man as it seems we got a glimpse of at the end of the interview.

I also want to share a story that a good friend of mine, Georgette Forney, related to me:

A friend of mine knows a nurse from in the late 1960s; her (the nurse’s) husband was training to become a doctor in Philadelphia. She was talking about the fact that back then Gosnell offered the nurses OBGYN services because he knew they couldn’t afford it.

She was a nursing student at the time, in a sorority that had a piano in the front room. When young Dr. Gosnell found out what sorority she was in he would go play the piano and the sorority women really liked the guy. They said he was just very kind and he didn’t charge the nurses for the free medical exams. He provided free OBGYN services to them because he said he wanted to help struggling nursing students. He also provided prescriptions for birth control. He was trying to be helpful. She talked about the fact that he was very professional and very well respected.

Here was the interesting thing that she said. “I googled his name a couple of years back (this is the 21st century by now) because I had thought of him and I expected him to be the head of a medical school OBGYN department. He was so well respected and he was so charismatic that I thought he would leader in the medical profession. So when I googled him and found out that he was an abortionist in Philadelphia, I was shocked.”

Her story reminded me of what late term abortionist said to me the time I visited his abortion mill soon before he was shot and killed. I went to tell him that I was post abortive and that he was doing harm to women and babies. His response that he sent to me via his security guard was this: “Tell Dr. King that we both care about women, we just have different ways of showing it.”

There is something very wrong with this picture. Doctors who think they start out trying to do good become murderous monsters in the abortion industry. All of this makes one wonder what the real motivation must be for Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America and their communities of death must be. As they continue to oppose sensible legislation that would require enforcement of laws for safety and care, inspection of facilities and other measures to prevent other abortion facilities from deteriorating to the point that they become the type of torture chambers that Gosnell’s ‘House of Horrors’ was.

Could the real motivation be money instead of safe and rare?

We can see that something went terribly wrong with Gosnell. Please continue to pray for his soul and that we’ll uncover the dark things that cause people to go off track.

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Father Pavone: Houston Abortionist Killing Babies Born Alive

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Priests for Life

Date: May 16, 2013

Contact: Bryan Young

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 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.

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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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