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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Monday, July 9th, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“The people of Judah have done evil in my eyes, declares the Lord … They have built the high places … to burn their sons and daughters in the fire” (Jeremiah 7:30-31).

Reflection:  A woman who saw the photos of aborted babies on the Priests for Life website wrote to us. “Let me state first that I am rarely if ever speechless, I am very outspoken and speak what I feel. The abortion images are jolting, and will haunt me the rest of my life. … I will never be silent about this matter again.”

Prayer: Jolt us, Lord; awaken us, and preserve us from sin. Amen.

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PFL Youth Outreach Director at Center of First Amendment Lawsuit

Friday, July 6th, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priests for Life Youth Outreach Director Bryan Kemper is a plaintiff in a new First Amendment lawsuit filed against Sinclair Community College in Ohio and its campus police.

On June 8, Kemper, the founder of Stand True Ministry, was a speaker at the Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally at the college. The rally was one of 100 such rallies taking place across the country that day to protest the Obama administration’s mandate that all employers have to provide free contraception, abortifacient drugs and sterilization services for their workers.

Campus police would not allow demonstrators to hold their signs at the rally, continuing a tradition of First Amendment violations that, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), has been going on at the school for 22 years.

“Schools are meant for the free expression of ideas, but Sinclair has taken the stance that its students must check their free speech rights at the door,” said Peter Breen executive director and legal counsel of the Thomas More Society, which filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on behalf of two Sinclair students and Kemper.

“It is imperative that we fight for our rights to not be taken away or it will be almost impossible to fight to get them back,” Kemper said. “I am fighting this injustice not just for me, but for my son Jaemison, who was there watching the rights of so many being trampled.

“ Jaemison may only be 7 years old,” Kemper continued, “but he and his and his siblings will someday face a situation when their rights and liberties may be challenged.  I want him to have the courage and the means to stand true when that day comes and to know that his father refused to cower in the face of adversity.”

Priests for Life organized the well-attended New York City Stand Up Rally, at which attendees, like those all over the country, were able to express themselves with signs and placards. Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, said of the Ohio situation:

“Thank you, Sinclair Community College and police department. There are few better ways to motivate pro-life people than to tell them to shut up. I’m not sure if it’s our message or the First Amendment that you don’t fully understand, but we’re going to see to it that you learn more about both.”

To view the lawsuit, go to http://scr.bi/MaypVf

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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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Sunday, June 24th, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“God intended it for good to accomplish … the saving of many lives” (Genesis 50:20)

Reflection: One of the simplest ways to stop abortions is to go to the facilities where the abortions happen and talk to the women who are walking in. This is called “sidewalk counseling.” It is legal in every state, and has saved countless lives. Training is available from pro-life organizations.

Prayer: Lord, I Pray today for all sidewalk counselors who are pleading for the lives of the unborn. Gibe them grace and wisdom, patience and perseverance. Save many lives and souls through their loving intervention, and call many others to join their ranks. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Thursday, June 21st, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Your light must shine so that it can be seen by others” (Matthew 5:16)

Reflection: A preacher once wrote that there is no such thing as secret discipleship. Either the discipleship will destroy the secrecy, or the secrecy will destroy the discipleship. That’s why being pro-life cannot just be a personal, private conviction. If it’s in our heart, it needs to be on our lips and in our actions.

Prayer: Praise to you, Lord God, for you open my mouth in worship and in witness; you reveal my faith through my actions. May I never try to be a secret disciple, but rather be proud to be known as one of yours. Amen.

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Exposing the Truth

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012





We received the following email from someone who visited our web site and saw the pictures of aborted babies. She wrote:

I just wanted to say that I accidentally viewed your web site. Let me tell you that I had once strongly believed in pro-choice, but after reviewing this web site, I am all for Pro-Life. I just recently found out that I am 5wks pregnant…. I can not imagine me doing this to my baby. I had an abortion about 2yrs. ago and that was the hardest decision I had to make. I did not want to do it. I cried and mourned for my child for a long time..

Invite others to view these images at priestsforlife.org. You may email and print them. Nothing is more effective to end abortion.

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Using Images to Combat Rhetoric

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012





Today I want to share with you the following e-mail I received from a pro-abortion person who visited the Priests for Life web site and saw the pictures of aborted babies. She wrote:

“I thought that you would like to know that you have changed the mind of at least one person with your web site, me.  Although I have never had an abortion myself, I have always thought that it should be a woman’s right to do what she wanted to her body.  Today I stand corrected.  Thank you for showing me the truth.  I will pray for success in your fight against abortion, and for all the children who die every day.”  

Invite others to view these images at priestsforlife.org.  You may e-mail and print them. Nothing is more effective to end abortion.

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Changing Hearts and Minds

Monday, April 30th, 2012





I received the following e-mail from someone who visited the Priests for Life web site and saw the pictures of aborted babies.  She wrote:

OH MY GOSH.  I just read your entire web page.  OH MY GOSH is all I can really say out loud.  I have seen articles and read about abortions before – but I still felt like it was the woman’s decision.  My mind was changed TODAY because of your web site.  I can’t tell you how much you touched me and turned me around in a full circle.  Thank you.  I will definitely share this message with other women I know.” 

Invite others to view these images at priestsforlife.org.  You may e-mail and print them. Nothing is more effective to end abortion.

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Facebook censors pro-life image, allows DIY abortion instructions

Friday, February 17th, 2012





Facebook has apologized for censoring a post by Dr. Rebecca Gomperts in which she gave instructions for a do-it-yourself chemical abortion. The popular social media site decided it was OK for the international abortion provider to teach women and girls how to do an abortion themselves at home using Misoprostol, even telling them to lie to a pharmacist to get the necessary drugs.

But Facebook has removed a graphic that shows the aftermath of an abortion: An eight-week fetus torn limb from limb and decapitated.

This week, Bryan Kemper, Youth Outreach Director for Priests for Life, and Andy Moore of abortionwiki.org created a version of the popular “What They Think I Do” graphics which have been going viral on Facebook. Their graphic was entitled “Abortionist,” and the final frame was a photo of a baby killed in an early abortion.

This image received thousands of shares and comments in a matter of hours, but this morning, Kemper found a message from Facebook explaining that the image was removed, and ordering him to remove it from any other place he had posted it on the site.

“It amazed me,” said Kemper. “Facebook will allow girls to learn how to do an abortion themselves at home with no doctor’s supervision, and encourages them to lie when obtaining the drugs necessary, but they will not allow them to see what an abortion looks like.

“I guess it is only considered censorship if you censor the pro-choice side; it’s perfectly fine in our culture to censor the pro-life message.”

Kemper has posted the image on his website and has given permission for anyone to repost it on their blogs or websites.

He also is urging all pro-lifers to contact Facebook to protest the site’s lopsided censorship: facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=ui_other

Click here for the DIY abortion instructions: facebook.com/womenonwaves

“I have long said that America will not end abortion until it sees abortion,” said Father Frank, “but those who support and profit from abortion work very hard to make sure America does not see abortion.”

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Changing Hearts and Minds

Friday, February 3rd, 2012





Allow me to share with you today yet another email from someone who visited the Priests for Life website and saw the pictures of aborted babies. She wrote:

“To see all those innocent babies who didn’t even get to see the light of day except in pieces sickens and disgusts me. I once was pro-choice but now, I am definitely Pro Life because what is happening out there is nothing less than murder. All women should know the facts before even contemplating an abortion. I can’t understand why any one would perform one… I am 17 years old and to know this at this age, helps me prepare for the future and decisions I make.”

You can influence many others like this young woman by visiting priestsforlife.org, viewing the images, and sharing them with others.

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The Truth is Surfacing

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012





The fact that abortion is psychologically devastating to the mother who has one is becoming harder and harder for advocates of abortion to deny. In fact, abortionists themselves have admitted this fact in the context of their own conferences.

In one such conference, a presenter admitted that 10% of abortion clients experience serious psychological consequences. That translates into 350 women a day incurring serious psychological wounds from this so-called safe and legal procedure.

We know the damage is much greater than that, but an admission like this from the abortion industry is a clear sign that little by little the truth is coming out.

Please take a moment to check out my Birthday Wish on behalf of the cause Pray to End Abortion.

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