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“Safe & Legal” Project Highlights Abortion’s Danger to Women

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Priests for Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 9, 2013

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

In 1996, then-President Bill Clinton famously said he would like to see abortion “safe, legal and rare.” Seventeen years later, abortion remains legal. It kills more than a million unborn babies a year, so it is certainly not rare. And as a new project called “Safe & Legal” demonstrates, abortion is not safe for women.

“We are bringing graphic visuals to the truth that abortion harms women,” explains Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, which is co-sponsoring this project along with Operation Rescue and Life Dynamics (the group which initiated it).

A new brochure, entitled “Safe and Legal,” shows a beautiful photo of Marla Cardamone, and then her horrific autopsy photos following her death by “safe and legal abortion” at a respected hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

“I am grateful to Marla’s mom, Deborah, and her husband for their full support of this project and their permission to use these photos,” said Fr. Pavone. “As they know, this project isn’t just about Marla; it’s about the countless women Marla represents, who are killed by abortion without the world ever knowing.”

This past July, Priests for Life and its Director of African-American Outreach, Alveda King, helped bring attention to a young mother, Tonya Reaves, who was killed after a botched second-trimester abortion in Chicago.

“The utter failure of the abortionist to get help for Tonya after she developed complications constitutes nothing less than murder,” Fr. Pavone explained.

The case of Tonya, and many others, will be highlighted along with that of Marla on the special website, SafeAndLegal.com that has been developed for this project.

The brochure about Marla will be distributed widely by Priests for Life and others at this year’s March for Life. Moreover, also at the March, Priests for Life will release Executive Director Janet Morana’s new book, Recall Abortion, which makes the case that abortion is a failed product that should be recalled by the government just as other harmful products have been recalled. This book, along with the annual gathering of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, which Janet co-founded, will reinforce the same message about how abortion harms women.

“We ask everyone to get involved and to spread the truth about Marla and others killed and wounded by abortion,” said Fr. Frank. “As Deborah Cardamone has said often, we have to speak, because if we are silent, we are part of the problem.”

For more info, and for audio and video format of this press release, visit Priestsforlife.org/Marla.

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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Pregnancy Care Centers Win Out

Monday, January 7th, 2013

PCC Mobile Unit

2013 will be a good year for women and babies. Pregnancy Care Centers are advancing in services and technoligy.

In a recent New York Times article it was reported that “With free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, along with diapers, parenting classes and even temporary housing, pregnancy centers are playing an increasingly influential role in the anti-abortion movement. While most attention has focused on scores of new state laws restricting abortion, the centers have been growing in numbers and gaining state financing and support.”

The article also states that “As they [pregnancy care centers]expand, they are adding on-call or on-site medical personnel and employing sophisticated strategies to attract women, including Internet search optimization and mobile units near Planned Parenthood clinics.”

Support your local Pregnancy Care Center.

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What Are They Afraid Of?

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

License to Kill

Finding a balance between enough regulation and too much regulation is always a challenge. But I think we all agree that any business that is left unregulated or at least regulated without enforcement is not a good idea.

Michigan lawmakers are trying to fix that problem with an industry that has virtually gone unchecked for many years: the abortion industry. But, like in other states where lawmakers have tried to place regulations that will help protect the women seeking abortions, the abortion industry is labeling such legislation as an attack on women’s rights.

The New York Times published an editorial by last week that did just that. They called the new regulations “An Affront to Michigan Women.” They said,

“Despite clear public support for women’s reproductive rights, Michigan’s Republican-controlled Legislature used the just-ended lame-duck session to ram through harmful measures eliminating insurance coverage of abortions and imposing medically unnecessary regulations on providers of safe and legal abortion care.”

Did you ever wonder why regulations on hospitals or medical clinics are not met with such heated opposition? Doctors have to deal with all kinds of regulations to protect patient’s rights and keep them safe. Why does the abortion industry and abortionists feel that they are above all that?

For years now abortion profiteers have been able to do as they please without much oversight because people are afraid to being labeled as “attackers of women’s reproductive rights.”

When problems do arise, they throw a lot of money at them (because they make millions from abortions) and make it go away such was the case in Kansas and the Planned Parenthood case that has seen most of the charges brought against them dropped and the life and career of former Kansas attorney general Phill Kline destroyed for going after them.

Another point of contention is his characterization of abortion mills as providing “safe and legal abortion care.” Try telling that to the family of Tonya Reaves who dies after a botched abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility in Chicago or the hundreds of other who have died from botched abortions.

Without sufficient regulations and enforcement stories like that of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia who performed abortions by delivering the babies and sticking scissors at the base of the skull killing the babies. He was eventually arrested and charged with six counts of murder. Other members of his staff were also charged with various crimes.

A friend of mine brought this editorial to my attention along with her letter to the editor. Here’s what she had to say.

To the Editor,

Contrary to the Dec. 27th editorial, bills regulating abortion services in Michigan are needed, sorely needed to correct literally decades of sub-standard and dangerous medical practices that have plagued that state’s abortion facilities for decades. Several Michigan clinics violated state laws by throwing bloody bio-hazard waste and literally hundreds of patient records into their dumpsters. In recent years even the dismembered remains of aborted babies were discovered in clinic trash containers. Hundreds of lawsuits have been brought by women permanently maimed by abortion practitioners. If the Times thinks that the new statutes are an “affront to Michigan women” it should consider Tamia Russell, Chevron Williams and Regina Johnson—just three women who died from botched abortions in Michigan. The Times never wrote any editorials about them! Michigan should be applauded for calling abortionists to responsibility in a trade that often exploits women who are vulnerable and desperate and believe abortion is their only “choice.”

Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph.D.

The pro-aborts are always trying to paint the pro-lifers as being against women’s rights which couldn’t be further from the truth. We love the babies and mothers alike. We consider ALL LIFE to be precious and a gift from God. We view abortion as being harmful to women and would like to see it end. But the reality is that, at least for now, it’s legal. With that said, we don’t want women hurt by money hungry abortionists that are more interested in their profit line than they are about the women. Too many botched abortions are taking place. Too many women are being hurt. Any regulations that will reduce those numbers is a good thing and should not be opposed by anyone, especially those that say they believe in access to “safe and legal abortions” for women.

One last thought. I’m reminded of what Abby Johnson wrote in her book, Unplanned. She said that when she first began working for Planned Parenthood it was because she was told that they wanted to make abortions safe and rare. I’ve noticed that nobody talks about the “rare” aspect of abortions any more. Do you ever wonder why? I guess there’s no money in that.

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What Has 40 Years of Abortion Done to America?

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

December 4, 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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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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Ignoring African Americans’ and women‘s voices will not win elections.

Friday, November 9th, 2012

The Republican Party did not do justice to the appeals from African Americans and women who said, “Let our voices be heard during this election.” It seems that there was very little understanding that not knowing how to talk about rape and incest in cases of abortions and not looking at the women’s viewpoints did not help and then not including the African American’s voices in the election efforts did not help win the election.

The African American community reached out continually but there were no significant meetings between the national black pro-life community and the Party.

Also, there were many in the African American community who were concerned with the issue of natural marriage and our voices were not able to resonate with the Party.

And then you had the Senatorial or the Congressional candidates who were running for office and they were not able to articulate the woman’s viewpoint regarding rape and incest and the abortion issue and how abortion harms women.

Then too, the deaths of women including black women by abortion that should have been a factor or feature that should have caused women to take another look during this election cycle were overlooked.

So African Americans who were primed to not vote God’s way because if natural marriage were ignored. Many Christians regardless of ethnicity ended up in the same boat.

Obviously there is a serious disconnect or misconnect. Now what?

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Could Have Been Me!

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

There is plenty of time to vote today. As you go to the ballot box I urge you to educate yourself on the candidates and the issues and cast a responsible vote that will take this country in the direction that is best for America.

Check out Billy Graham’s message on voting Biblical Values

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The Facts About Abortion

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Article By Marcella Franseen

Abortion is a lie from its beginning to its end and at every place in-between. There have been over 55 million abortions done in the United States since Roe vs. Wade. Over 55 million lives lost to a lie. I would like to give an overview of three of the most powerful lies of the abortion industry.

Lie #1: Unborn babies are not full human beings

Is the unborn a human being? This is one of those questions that should be simple, but has been made complicated by the pro-abortion agenda. Whenever the culture wants to relegate a group of people to property the first question asked is, “Are these people fully human?”

The reason we ask this question is because we generally believe all human beings have the right to life and freedom. Our nation is founded on this belief:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.- Declaration of Independence

If the people we want to possess as property can be proven to be fully human then they hold what we recognize as the natural God-given rights of all humans, that of life and freedom. If their humanity can be denied, their rights to life and freedom can be denied and it becomes easy to relegate them to property.

Slaves and aborted babies unite

A recognized example of this is American slavery where African-Americans were denied their personhood because of the color of their skin and made property to be bought, sold, worked, used, and abused.

African-Americans did not have a legal leg to stand on for protection because they were judged by the law to be less than human.

We now look back at that time in American history as an injustice. We wonder how the slave traders and plantation owners were unable to see the full humanity in the African-American standing in front of them.

We shake our heads in disgust that something like a person’s skin color could be used to deny their God-given rights. And as we cast our judgment on the people of that time, does that same judgment not return on our culture unable to see the humanity of the unborn?

It baffles me we argue life does not begin at conception. When does anything start? At the beginning. Why would life not start at the beginning? Why would it start somewhere in the middle or down the road?

On the contrary, conception is the precise moment human life begins and is humanity’s common ground. Whether black, white, Asian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, or any other people group, we all begin the same way: the uniting of a sperm and egg.

Ultrasound and technology have made it possible for us to get a good picture of how a person begins life and develops. Life truly is a beautiful miracle!

From conception to birth

We now understand every time a sperm and ovum unite during fertilization a new and unique human being is created. All the DNA that will direct this new person’s continued growth and development throughout life is contained in that one cell.

A baby’s heart begins to beat as early as the 20th day after conception. As early as 7 weeks the baby is kicking, moving, and can suck its thumb. Evidence shows that as early as 8 weeks babies can feel pain.

At 12 weeks a baby’s taste buds . . .

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Who are the “1 in 3?”

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

This comes to us from Simcha Fisher at the National Catholic Register. I would like to add that we need to bear in mind that the African American women are the most targeted by the abortion agenda. And as far as women’s testimonies go, you can also visit Silent No More Awareness to hear from other women who have had abortions and regret it.

“According to Planned Parenthood’s Guttmacher Institute, “One in three women will obtain an abortion before the age of 45.”

“This statistic is featured in a new pro-choice campaign, 1 in 3. The message is that abortion is so common, so widespread, that there should be no stigma attached to the procedure. We should, they say, be working hard to ensure that the one in three women who get an abortion can do it easily, without fuss , and that they can talk about it openly, without shame. The sheer numbers of women involved with abortion shows that abortion is here to stay — and that it’s no big deal.

“One in three women in America will obtain an abortion. And here are some other statistics about women in America:”

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Put Cosmo in the Bag

Friday, September 7th, 2012

“Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires. – Song of Songs 8:4

Don’t have sex until marriage. Waking up sexual desires too early leads to pain. Promoting sexual imaging and messaging to young girls and teenage women leads to excessive promiscuity.

Such is the warning Victoria Hearst, an heir to the Hearst publishing empire, and Nicole Weider, a former super fashion model, have embarked on sharing with local, state, and federal lawmakers. Ms. Hearst recently joined Ms. Weider in her campaign to put Hearst Corporation’s sexually explicit Cosmopolitan magazine in a wrapper and ensure that it is sold only to those over the age of 18.

Victoria warns, “The magazine promotes a lifestyle that can be dangerous to women’s emotional and physical well being.” Ms. Hearst is correct; and since such messaging is not good for adult women, can you imagine how harmful it is for little girls and teenagers to find at eye level in the checkout lines at the stores where they shop with their parents?

As Hollie McKay writes in her article, “Pick up the latest issue, with teen idol and star of ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” Lucy Hale on the cover, and you’ll see everything from “25 Sex Moves He Secretly Wishes You’d Try” to “The Naughty Orgasm Trick Couples Love.” An earlier edition, with Ashley Greene as cover girl, offers readers “52 Sex Tips” and information about what to do “when your vagina acts weird after sex.”

Sexual promiscuity has become the norm in today’s culture. With the massive dollars being spent by Planned Parenthood and like organization and companies to spread the message that sex is a right of every man, woman, and child, trying to teach our children moral chastity seems next to impossible. The “do it if feels good” mentality of our society our children receive hundreds of times a day for not more has warped the conscience of our youth, especially for those that don’t have a strong father and mother at home teaching them God’s word.

Planned Parenthood had done everything in its power to promote sex to children and teenagers as is evident by a report done by American Life League. Their disregard for the welfare of children is just another example that all their care about is the mighty dollar and as the video at ALL shows, repeat business at the expense of our children.

We need to pray for our children and our country. We need to listen to God’s word and turn back to Him. Let’s pray for Victoria and Nicole, that thousands will join them in this effort to educate families regarding the harm done to our girls and women. Let’s put Cosmo magazine in the bag on the shelves of America, out of reach of our most precious gems, our children.

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