Remember All Aborted Children at Sept. 12 Services

August 13th, 2015

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Date: August 12, 2015

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NEW YORK — The third annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children – to take place Sept. 12 at gravesites and memorials all over the country — takes on a new significance this year in light of a series of undercover videos that show Planned Parenthood officials trafficking in the organs and limbs of aborted babies.

“The recent revelations about abortion giant Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting and selling body parts from aborted babies makes it all the more important for those of us who love these children to visit their gravesites,” said Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, which is sponsoring the memorial with Priests for Life and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society.

“This small handful of aborted children whose bodies have been buried in sacred ground — rather than incinerated, flushed down the drain, or dissected and sold for profit — represent all the tens of millions who have been abandoned since abortion was made legal,” Scheidler said. “Let us visit them on September 12 and mourn as we should for all of abortion’s unborn victims.”

Solemn prayer vigils will be conducted at many of the 47 gravesites of aborted babies throughout the United States, as well as at dozens of other sites dedicated in memory of aborted children.

Tens of thousands of aborted children have been retrieved from abortion mills and other facilities and given the honor and dignity of a burial. The stories of how they were killed, how they were found, and how they were buried, along with the pictures and videos that document those events, can be found at www.abortionmemorials.com, which also has a list of burial sites and services, and suggestions for ways to get involved.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, said leaders of the pro-life movement have long known about the sale of baby parts but now the rest of America is catching a glimpse of the true nature of abortion.

“America is seeing the baby – not the fetus, not the products of conception – but the actual child who is killed in abortion,” he said. “We need a strong show of support at this year’s memorial service to put the abortion industry on notice that this nation is quickly reaching the point where we will no longer tolerate this barbarism.”

The National Day of Remembrance, Father Pavone said, “creates a focal point for our grief, both national and personal, and for the education of future generations. These services also will provide opportunities for an urgent call to healing after abortion for the women who have suffered from this terrible choice and are now grieving again as they watch the undercover videos that show the truth about abortion.”

Monica Migliorino Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society noted that, “Since 1973, 58 million human beings have been killed in legalized abortion. This is a national slaughter — and so few, indeed a mere fraction of those human lives, managed to find their way into a human cemetery. The recent undercover videos that show Planned Parenthood officials haggling over the sale of aborted baby body parts reveal that indeed human beings are killed in abortion as their torn bodies lay in the back rooms of these clinics. Those bodies will never see a humane burial.

“When we honor the graves of the aborted unborn we pay honor to all the unwanted unborn. How ironic that the last work of mercy, to bury the dead, is for the first work of mercy these buried aborted babies ever knew. The least we can do is honor them and allow their voices from the grave call us to end the injustice of abortion.”

While the simultaneous services around the nation will be held on September 12, the National Day of Remembrance Team also announced that on Saturday, October 24, a special memorial service will be held in Philadelphia at the site where the bodies of babies killed by Kermit Gosnell were retrieved from his abortion facility. Gosnell is serving life in prison for killing some of those babies who were born alive. The date of the Philadelphia service was moved due to preparations being made for the imminent visit of Pope Francis to the city.

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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StemExpress’ and Planned Parenthood’s Chicanery Knows No Limits – Hopefully Politicians and other Leaders Are Listening

August 13th, 2015

Part 6 of Center for Medical Progress’ expose reveals more of PPH’s and StemExpress’ deceptive tactics. Their use of trickery to achieve political, financial, or legal purposes knows no limits. The abortion/body harvesting machine is now admitting that they also procure adult stem cells from the mothers they have sometimes butchered and even killed.

Their underhanded schemes, corruption and political chicanery are no longer behind closed doors. The Center for Medical Progress is keeping it out in the open.

We could call the body snatchers grave robbers, but since their baby victims rarely get a decent burial, we have to call a spade a spade. These people kill and harvest people for profit.

They are taking stem cells and body parts at a time when the mother is awaiting their abortion “services.” She is likely conflicted, sedated, scared and subject to agree to anything without understanding what is really happening while she is in their clutches.

Meanwhile, the abortion providers and scientists are after her baby’s body parts, umbilical cord blood, mothers eggs and ovaries and God knows what else they might be harvesting and trading for money. And they charge the mother upfront and make her sign papers to cover their trail. She consents and pays a fee for impending doom.

Of course StemExpress and PPH deny any reports against their agenda. In response to part six of the CMP expose, they had this to say:

That it has “never obtained blood or tissue samples from a patient without first obtaining consent.” It adds, “Like all of their previous material, today’s video by CMP is deceptively edited and falsely worded to suggest impropriety or illegality where none exists. CMP’s continued efforts to malign StemExpress – a life sciences company that predominantly supplies adult cells, blood and tissue to the nation’s leading researchers – will only serve to slow the pace of life-saving medical research aimed at curing disease and extending quality of life for millions of Americans.”

I wonder if Donald Trump and other presidential hopefuls have taken time to study the history of Planned Parenthood. Mr. Trump and maybe millions of Americans seem to think that if the government only cuts or bans PPH abortion funding, that the abortion giant and their cohorts like StemExpress will be salvageable and can offer something good to society. That’s like giving a lion a pedicure, ignoring its fangs and letting it loose on unsuspecting victims.

I recently signed a letter demanding that the statue and other likenesses of PPH Founder Margaret Sanger be removed from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery. The letter points out that Sanger was a racist and elitist who advocated limiting, if not eradicating, those she deemed unworthy of life. In her book, “Women and The New Race,” Sanger wrote of “weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or those who will become defective.”

Currently there are two women running for President of the U.S. Which one really cares about women? In two FOX NEWS debates, we heard 17 candidates say that abortion is not good. Are preachers, politicians, leaders, and lay people listening? Is America ready to hear the truth? It’s really time to PRAY for AMERICA.

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This Planned Parenthood Scandal Gives Grave Robbing a New Meaning

August 11th, 2015

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StemExpress and Planned Parenthood, both recently featured in Center for Medical Progress videos, are taking grave robbing to a new level according to Richard Esposito, the publisher, of the Placerville Mountain Democrat. He writes that “grave-robbing has become acceptable in the name of science and those engaged in the business can make a good buck.”

So for some, the work of baby body part harvesters is akin to grave robbing, a practice that involves bodies being dug up after burial in order to harvest their body parts for research.

In the case of aborted babies though, most of the bodies don’t even get buried before someone is lining up to claim their body parts. In many cases the dignity of a human person’s life has been so devalued by acts such as abortion that the defenseless preborn babies are not even recognized as humans but as commodities, to be chopped up and sold to the highest bidder.

As a post abortive mother, I still shudder to wonder what happened to my aborted and miscarried babies; little people. When I attended a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat for healing after my two abortions, and miscarriage I named and memorialized the babies. This forgiveness and healing process, available to everyone, helps to restore dignity to those lost and harmed by abortions.

Thank God for Priests for Life, and all pro-life warriors who respect human life and work to restore the dignity that has been taken away from millions of aborted babies and their parents. Because Baby, Mother and Daddy suffer in the process.

Many aborted babies never receive names, proper burials or graves. But Priests for Life is working to change this indignity.

At a naming ceremony in June 2013 despite the medical examiner’s refusal to release the babies for proper burial, The baby victims of Dr. Gosnell, the doctor convicted on three counts of first degree murder for ‘snipping’ the spinal cords of babies he delivered alive, were given names, and memorialized.

Fr. Frank has also presided at a number of funerals for aborted babies. Also, on September 12 of each year there is a National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children where memorials are conducted at sites all over America in tribute to the humanity of the aborted children.

All too often society would look away from the truth that babies being aborted by the millions. Yet we must not forget that these babies are human beings created by God; little human persons deserving of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Dr. Alveda King: Life is Key in the Republican Presidential Candidates’ Race – May the Best Person Win!

August 7th, 2015

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I can’t remember a livelier run for the Oval Office. Statesmanship (and “stateswomanship”) stood up before America in the FOX NEWS premier debates. It’s very encouraging to know that the candidates aren’t afraid or ashamed to publicly acknowledge a bold understanding that GOD is the highest authority in our nation. It’s also good to know that all (except one) of the candidates highly and openly regard the sanctity of life. They didn’t attack each other; they tackled the issues with candor, humor in some cases, and with hope ahead for America in every case. Here’s “Mama King’s” lineup for now:

1) Dr. Ben Carson

He addresses issues with common sense and wisdom derived from spiritual truths. His proposals for a flat tax, tackling racism, poverty, life, terrorism and everything are good examples of that. His subtle wit is refreshing. He goes against the status quo with finesse!

2) Carly Fiorina

She’s capable, smart, tough, and eloquent – can uniquely challenge Hillary woman to woman. I really like that!

3) Sen. Marco Rubio

He gets right to the point, is capable and genuine; has a strong spiritual foundation and is grounded by his family’s story of living the American dream; MLK had that dream!

4) Former Gov. Mike Huckabee

Governor Huckabee represents solid bedrock traditional strength that is firmly rooted in spiritual values; reminds me of my ten KING RULES. His tongue in cheek wisdom stands out!

5) Sen. Ted Cruz

This is one who is willing and able to lead rather than go along to get along. His regard for his GOD and his honor for his dad speaks volumes. He’s something of a wild card, but in a very good way!

6) Gov. Scott Walker

A decent man with political smarts. Clearly knows how to achieve goals that some would consider nearly impossible. Good track record!

7) Gov. John Kasich

Thoughtful, with practical solutions. Seems a bit fuzzy around the edges, though, leaning toward political correctness.

8) Sen. Rand Paul

While the Senator is focused, consistent and smart, he comes across as a bit socially awkward; which sometimes happens with brilliant medical practitioners. That he was one who took a lead in the current “Defund Planned Parenthood” fight in Congress speaks volumes!

9) Donald Trump

He’s brave, bold, creative, and he goes against the grain for some; but it’s great that he has the liberty to force elephant in the room conversations. We need that!

10) Former Gov. Jeb Bush

As Mr. Nice Guy, he seems to represent the status quo. I like him, but just don’t want another Bush/Clinton run. That’s just me talking.

11) Gov. Chris Christie

He’s a somewhat popular man with some promising successes under his belt. His statement on Israel is particularly good.

Well, there are 17 in the race now. We can vote for almost any one of them without holding our noses; no obvious stinkers.

While I won’t be endorsing anyone, I’ll be praying for everyone. Please join me, and GOD bless America.

Let’s PRAY for AMERICA

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For August Shockwaves, an Outreach to Abortionists and Clinic Workers

August 6th, 2015

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August 6, 2015

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The horror of the undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress underscore this month’s focus of Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion.

In August, those who perform and assist in abortions are being invited to healing. Apart from the mother who experiences the abortion, this is the population most intimately involved in the abortion decision and procedure. Included in this outreach are clerical and administrative workers; counselors and social workers; medical staff who analyze, dissect and dispose of the unborn child’s body; nurses who provide medication and the abortionists who perform the actual procedures.

Father Frank Pavone, National Pastoral Director of Silent No More and author of Abolishing Abortion, explains:

“Of the many lessons to be learned from the undercover work of the Center for Medical Progress in regard to Planned Parenthood and organ harvesting, one is that abortion not only destroys babies and their mothers; it destroys the doctors who perform it. To be able to do what they do, and to discuss it so casually – over lunch – shows that they themselves have become dehumanized. When these people eventually leave the abortion industry, they are sorely in need of healing. We have seen this time and time again in our work with former abortionists and clinic workers.”

Father Pavone pointed out that the testimony of Holly O’Donnell, a phlebotomist interviewed on one of the Human Capital video releases, indicates she fainted the first time she was confronted with the remains of aborted children at a Planned Parenthood. She was told by a co-worker that “It still happens to a bunch of us.”

“Other former clinic workers have told us the exact same thing,” Father Pavone noted.

Kevin Burke, LSW, co-founder of Rachel’s Vineyard and an architect of Shockwaves, said:

“The publicly sanctioned practice of fetal killing has an even darker fruit; the corruption of the mind, heart and soul of those who become facilitators and apologists for the practice. The Planned Parenthood videos reveal that just as with the Nazi doctors, these normal men and women learn to divorce the reality and fully gravity of their medical practice from their everyday life and activities. But it’s rare that they can continue this throughout their careers.

Silent No More co-founders Janet Morana and Georgette Forney have issued an invitation to anyone who has left the abortion industry, or who is looking for a way out, to take advantage of the opportunities for healing available through Shockwaves.

“We have worked with many people who have left the abortion industry, including Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who was instrumental in the effort to legalize abortion,” Mrs. Morana noted. “Anyone can find healing, just as he did.”

Mrs. Forney added: “Women who have had abortions find it hard to believe they can be forgiven, or forgive themselves, but those of us who have experienced God’s mercy are here to tell everyone that forgiveness and healing are possible, even for those who have spent years performing or facilitating abortion.”

To arrange an interview with anyone on the Shockwaves team or a former abortionist or clinic worker, call Leslie Palma at 347-286-7277 or email her at leslie@silentnomore.com

The Campaign began November 11th, 2002. As of February 2015, the Silent No More Awareness Campaign has held 1,436 Gatherings in 17 countries & 48 states with 5,934 women and men sharing their abortion testimonies. Testimonies have also been shared at 104 high schools and universities in the last 4 years, 26 in 2014. There are 2,233 testimonies posted on the Campaign website, with 332 that are shared via video! Currently there are 16,225 people registered with the Campaign representing 77 countries. People who are not ready to join the Campaign, are invited to register their regret. So far, 4,890 women and 573men have said they regret their abortion or lost fatherhood. Another 552 women and men have posted memorials to their children.

The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is a joint project of Anglicans for Life and Priests for Life. For more information, please visit our website: www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.org.

Fr. Pavone on latest video: Were these babies born alive?

August 4th, 2015

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Date: August 4, 2015

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NEW YORK –Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, released the following statement today regarding the newest video made public by the Center for Medical Progress.

“The latest video, released today, increases the evidence that Planned Parenthood is violating federal law that prohibits selling body parts or altering the abortion procedure to obtain such parts. Moreover, the video talks about obtaining full fetal cadavers. It raises the disturbing question as to whether some of these babies are born alive and then killed. Kermit Gosnell is serving life sentences for doing that. It may be time for some Planned Parenthood doctors to join him in prison.

“The discussion of full cadavers is no surprise to me; in fact, I have obtained full cadavers of aborted babies, in order to bury them, from pathologists who in turn got them from abortion clinics.”

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.

Fr. Pavone: “There’s more than one way to defund Planned Parenthood”

August 4th, 2015

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Date: August 3, 2015

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NEW YORK — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, the Catholic Church’s largest pro-life organization, issued the following statement today on the Senate’s vote not to consider legislation to defund Planned Parenthood.

“It’s disappointing but not unexpected that the Senate failed to advance the bill to defund Planned Parenthood. But there will be other opportunities coming up soon to achieve what S. 1881 will not be able to accomplish. There is more than one way to defund Planned Parenthood.

“I am confident that investigations of this corrupt organization on the state and federal level will make it clear that beyond being defunded, Planned Parenthood needs to be shut down and those responsible for breaking federal laws regarding the sale of body parts prosecuted.”

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.

Priests for Life Youth Director Appeals To Illinois Senator To Vote To Defund Planned Parenthood

July 31st, 2015

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Date: July 31, 2015

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NEW YORK — Bryan Kemper, Priests for Life Youth Outreach Director of founder of Stand True Pro-Life Outreach, is calling on Sen. Mark Kirk (R – Illinois) to continue his fight against human trafficking by voting to defund Planned Parenthood.

Sen. Kirk is one of the Republican senators who has not committed to voting in favor of S. 1881 on Monday. The bill would strip the nation’s largest abortion provider of all federal funding.

“When I met Sen. Kirk on a plane in May 2014, I was wearing a pro-life t-shirt and the senator told me he was pro-choice but passionate about ending human trafficking,” Kemper said. “With the bill to defund Planned Parenthood, the senator has a chance to take a stand for the dignity of all human life, including the tiniest humans whose body parts are being trafficked all over the country, for profit.

“I am appealing to Sen. Kirk to use his crucial vote on Monday to defund Planned Parenthood.”

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and author of the new book Abolishing Abortion, added:

“We have called on all of our supporters, and everyone who supports the sanctity of human life, to be in touch with their senators before Monday to voice support for this bill. Sen. Kirk’s vote is important and I hope he will make the connection that Bryan Kemper has articulated: Human trafficking includes the illegal sale of human body parts.”

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.

Alveda King: God harvests souls. The devil harvests baby body parts.

July 31st, 2015

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July 31, 2015

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Atlanta, GA – Opinion – In part four of the PPH expose by the Center for Medical Progress view undercover conversation with Dr. Savita Ginde, VP/Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) where she talks about coordinating with other Planned Parenthoods making sure that they’re “all saying the same thing, and that the CEOs are all saying the same thing;” and talking about their attorney creating layers so that it doesn’t look like they’re selling baby body parts.

Is PPH switching and padding? Yes – regardless of Cecile Richards’ flimsy defense that the videos are “highly doctored” and “highly edited.” The videos are also posted in their entirety, so her claims that, “it’s not a fee… It’s just the cost of transmitting the material” fall flat and false, because the videos clearly show the doctors negotiating a price at one point – wanting to charge per-item vs. a flat fee for several specimens because “we can see how much we can get out of it.”

PPH gets money from the mother for the abortion; then double-dips by collecting money for the baby body parts from the procurement companies.

“Switching price tags and padding the expense account are two things GOD hates.” – Proverbs 20:10 MSG.

In a news flash, a devil-worshipping group calling itself the Satanic Temple is raising funds to promote abortion-on-demand to counter legal efforts such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and 20-week abortion bans. A highly publicized ceremonial unveiling of a satanic figure, an event billed as the “largest public satanic ceremony in history,” sold $25 and $75 tickets, the proceeds of which will be used to support the reproductive rights legal action fund.

Why connect the two? It’s a three headed demonic force.

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Again, the pro-life struggle is part of a bigger battle going on in our world – a battle for souls – a battle between good and evil. Many don’t understand; in today’s culture, people like Cecile Richards call evil, good and good, evil. They are backed by so much money; their lying message is repeated so often, people begin to believe it; creating a ball of confusion.

In 1 Kings 18:20-40 ESV, Elijah asked the people: “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.”

It quickly becomes clear their “little g gods” have no power. On the other hand, CREATOR GOD proves to be mighty! Read the full passage here.

In closing: “The night is far gone; the day is at hand… let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.” – Romans 13:12 ESV.

“Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;” – Matthew 9:37 ESV.

We need to pray for souls, not kill them for sport and profit.

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. – Romans 12:21 ESV.

Fr. Pavone: No surprise in court order blocking undercover videos

July 30th, 2015

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Date: July 30, 2015

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NEW YORK – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today regarding the court order blocking the release of undercover videos showing employees of a tissue procurement firm that works in tandem with Planned Parenthood.

“The temporary restraining order which StemExpress obtained against our colleagues at the Center for Medical Progress is a very narrow one that will not affect the release of more powerful videos to come, including the one released this morning. The order, which was hastily issued, will be followed up with a hearing in a few weeks.

“There is no surprise here. StemExpress and Planned Parenthood are guilty of both moral and legal wrongdoing, and ultimately their only defense is to try to shut us up. That effort will fail.

“We at Priests for Life not only will continue to help lead the effort to make the public aware of the atrocities of abortion and the sale of baby body parts, but we will do so in direct defiance of any effort to stop us or our pro-life colleagues.”

For more information on the Center for Medical Progress’s Human Capital Project, go to www.babybodyparts.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.