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Pro Life thoughts in a pro choice world through the eyes of a convert. I took early retirement after working in the social work and Human Resources fields but remain active by being involved in pro life education, lobbying and speaking .



Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Book acknowledges abortion ends a life but calls it power

Feministing  reviews the book Intimate Wars by Merle Hoffman.....some interesting takes on this pro abortion book and article making abortion seem like a sacrament.   They do not try to pretend they don't know what they are doing. They are playing God with life.

“It’ll be over soon, just take one more deep breath” — the last thrust and pull of the catheter — then the gurgle that signaled the end of the abortion. Gynecologists called it the “uterine cry.” Over and over again I witnessed women’s invariable relief after their abortion that they were not dead, that God did not strike them down by lightening, that they could walk out of this place not pregnant any more: that their lives had been given back to them.
the tube sucking the fetal life from their bodies. It was the kind of born again experience
 I bore witness to each woman’s knowledge of holding the power to decide whether or not to allow the life within her to come to term.

women assume the power over life and death with the choice of abortion,
Despite their bravado, the testimonies of post abortive men and women that regret their abortion decision   speak to the grief over their decisions. They do not feel empowered by ending the existence of their offspring. They grieve for the decision that cannot be reversed.

 Intimate wars feels women should be trusted with this "ultimate power." It is clear from her experiences that these women are in crisis and this power trip offered them does not end their crisis but amplifies it.

Komen breaks up with PP!!!!

Update: Prez Richards of PP is begging for money to make up the loss of Komen funds. Jill Stanek points out that she can reduce her salary by 1% and more than make up the difference. Also, I suggest that Obama can contribute to PP if he thinks they are so worthy after all he and Michelle have contriubted a paltry 1% to charity from their salary. 

YES!!!! The email just came to my box from the Prez of Planned Parenthood. 

"The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has announced that it will stop supporting lifesaving breast cancer screening for low-income and underserved women at Planned Parenthood health centers."
Of course it was a call for more $$ to make up for the loss.  

Washington Post reports that the funding was cut off under the reasoning that they don't want to fund organizations that are under congressional investigation. No doubt that donations  to Susan G. Komen has been down due to their  association and their branding hurt. PP prez Richards certainly did not help them by publicly saying that PP did mammograms which they were proved wrong. 

"In some ways, the Komen decision isn’t particularly surprising. The group has been under pressure from anti-abortion rights groups not to fund Planned Parenthood. It also hired a vice president last year who had previously advocated for the group’s defunding in her run for Georgia governor."


You recall recently that Lifeway pulled their partnership with Susan G. Komen when they pulled the Pink bibles from the shelves and acknowledged they made a mistake for aligning themselves with Komen given their association with Planned Parenthood.

Persistence pays off!!!! Good for Komen. As they say...when they feel the heat, they will see the light.

(Prolifer)ations 1-31-12

from Jill

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  • Judie Brown refutes the study from Columbia University, released on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which claims abortion is 14 times safer than childbirth. “Tragic, is it not,” she says, “that it has become commonplace to reject intrinsic human rights in deference to personal sexual satisfaction?”
  • Don’t believe the Girl Scouts actually partner with Planned Parenthood? Coming Home shares video proof, from the mouth of GSUSA’s own CEO, Kathy Cloninger:

  • Albert Mohler discusses abortionist Merle Hoffman’s claims that “abortion is as American as apple pie” and that women know abortion is not “just like an appendectomy” even though Hoffman believes it should carry as little shame as a bikini wax.
  • Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life assesses President Obama’s statements in support of Roe v. Wade, as a former professor of constitutional law:It is revealing that Obama so staunchly supports Roe, a constitutionally indefensible ruling that even legal scholars who support legal abortion (including Obama friend, adviser and member of the administration Cass Sunstein) think was badly decided.
  • Abstinence Clearinghouse reports that CNN’s Anderson Cooper recently hosted a program which attempted to paint pro-abstinence “purity balls” in a negative light.
  • Down on the Pharm shows proof that the abortion industry loves their product so much, they are willing to sacrifice women on the altar of abortion via sex-selection.
  • Fletcher Armstrong shares the video of a pro-life teen, Robert Pierre, who was moved to write the song, “Silent Cry,” after he viewed graphic abortion images:

Little Catholic Bubble: To our Protestant friends: Fight with us!

Little Catholic Bubble: To our Protestant friends: Fight with us!: The lovely and courageous Rebecca, at Shoved to Them , wrote a post that I am compelled to reprint. We need our Protestant brethren to becom...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Miami clinic Trusts women to be deceived on abortion and weight loss product

Secular Pro Life uncovers just how much this abortion mill trusts women. They obviously trust that they can be duped....will their new ad slogan become trim and kill. I wonder if they sell up as in after you abort your offspring, want to get skinny. Maybe they will offer buy one get one half price. 

Update: Here is some more information from the FDA regarding off-label prescription use of HCG.  (It is not clear whether Women & Teens is using "homeopathic" HCG, which is banned outright, or simply using prescription HCG in an unapproved manner.)
Despite the medical consensus that HCG does not help people lose weight, Women & Teens Medical Center is openly offering this pseudo-scientific weight loss treatment in the current (January 26) edition of the Miami New Times.
The advertisement as it currently appears in the
online edition of the Miami New Times
Women & Teens Medical Center also advertises the "termination pill," by which they presumably mean the dangerous early-term abortion pill RU-486. According to their website, they also perform abortions surgically.

Women & Teens Medical Center is using deceptive advertising by selling HCG as a weight loss aid and claiming that it is "the most effective."  This is just one of a long string of cases that show abortion centers putting profit over women's health.

Friday, January 27, 2012

“Grey’s Anatomy”: The abortion that haunts - Jill Stanek

“Grey’s Anatomy”: The abortion that haunts - Jill Stanek

(Prolifer)ations 1-27-12

from Jill

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  • Star Studded Super Step’s Andy Moore has birthed a new website,, which intends to compile information on the global abortion industry into one online reference (a Wikipedia of sorts about abortion). A new advisory board for the site has been formed, consisting of many “all-stars” in the pro-life movement. Find and bookmark!
  • Live Action has an interview with our own Jill Stanek on the things pro-lifers can do, here and now, to make a difference against abortion:Stanek’s best advice for those who want to help the pro-life movement is to pay attention to what is going on around you. She asks, “Where are you right now? Look around. Jesus reached out to his little circle in Jerusalem. He started at home. Don’t make it hard. Start at home.”

  • Reflections of a Paralytic shares the story that even stunned CNN’s Anderson Cooper: thirtysomething man Trent Arsenault (pictured left) – who claims to be a virgin by choice so his sperm remains disease-free – has sired 15 children via sperm bank donations. The stunning (and disgusting) part? He shares video of his sperm collection techniques on a porn website.
  • Vital Signs focuses on the “Heart for the Disabled” valentine project, sponsored by Joni Eareckson Tada.
  • John Smeaton reports that Irish radio producer, Daniel Reardon, made a drama on abortion which was unfortunately never broadcast. The production will be available for free on Amazon tomorrow, January 28.
  • Secular Pro-Life’s Kelsey Hazzard highlights here appearance on NPR’s “Tell Me More” panel discussion, which included abortion proponents. Unfortunately, the network’s heavy editing of Hazzard’s remarks (which has happened to other pro-life leaders on the program in the past) hindered the pro-life message from being explained with clarity. Listen to the program here.
  • Suzy B posts the 2012 State of the Unborn Address by President Marjorie Dannenfelser:

Baltimore's declining population can be linked to high abortion rates

Diana Schaub is professor of political science at Loyola University Maryland and a member of the Hoover Institution's Task Force on the Virtues of a Free Society. She  posts an  article in the Baltimore Sun that is sure to cause some stir with its frankness. The article points out the "decline in population  for six straight decades that has reduced the population by a third." Now the mayor  of Baltimore wants to start a program to increase the population by 22,000 in 10 years.  The article makes some stark observations,  but the people have to stop burying their head in the sand first.

"The decline of marriage, particularly among African-Americans, is all too familiar. Not as well-known is that Maryland has a very high abortion  rate (third highest among the states in 2005, the year that the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene stopped collecting abortion statistics). The breakdown by jurisdiction reveals that Baltimore City is driving those deadly numbers, and also that the abortion rate among African-American women is at least triple the white rate."
The  fact filled but hard hitting article ends with a quote from a famous work of art.....

 "For a model of commitment to life, we might start with the great speech given by Mama to her feckless son in Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play "A Raisin in the Sun": "I'm waiting to hear how you be your father's son. Be the man he was. ... Your wife say she going to destroy your child. And I'm waiting to hear you talk like him and say we a people who give children life, not who destroys them."
Wow, way to tell it!!

HT: Patty Ann

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

March for Life

Thanks to the nice people at KY Right to Life and many people of faith who chartered three buses to Washington DC and allowing a stowaway...I got to go to the March for Life for the first time. I always wanted to go and could not find anyone  that I could go along with so I always went to our Nashville version of March for Life which is also very good. 

But there is nothing like being a part of 400,000 people standing for the sanctity of human life. The march itself was not that long. The weather was rainy but it could have been worse and the standing still for the  speeches were not that bad either. I enjoyed people watching....and I saw something AMAZING.

I saw the CHURCH STAND UP. The crowd was huge, the youth were in splendid display and the church was very visible.  The crowd was civil and polite and  tidy especially considering the rain and mud. Signs that were disposed were done so in trash barrels.  I did not see any protesters and no indication of the Occupy Wall Streets squatters.

Perhaps I was just imagining I was in DC for this event because.....looking for news reports on this largest annual march you find the following:

Bob Smietana who writes for the Tennessean and USA Today said that  thousands were there. in 400 thousand? He did profile some pro life students from Hendersonville TN who attended but in true liberal fashion referred to them as anti abortion as opposed to pro life. That is part of the MSM PC speech book. 

NY Times ignored the event as it has for the  the past five years. Washington Post posted a brief mention in the online version and opinion page that made it seem like small potatoes and had more concern for what streets would be closed off.  Broadcast news outlets also passed on reporting for this event. Maybe this is why people lack trust for the MSM.

Here is a first person report ......... large crowd........more youth....the Church stood up.....FOR LIFE.

Picture:Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

Sunday, January 22, 2012

TN: Choice runs counter to MLK's dream

Excellent article in the Knox News by Greg Johnson Choice Movement Runs Counter to King's Dream

"Peter M. Kirsanow, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, last year described how the commission is forbidden from examining the abortion disparity. He wrote, "Nearly one out of every two black pregnancies ends in abortion. Blacks account for more than 40 percent of all abortions in America, a rate that dwarfs that of any other race. Why the silence? Are some lives less valuable than others?"

"The very least those who recognize the inherent worth of every person, who claim compassion, can do is stand with those too young, too small, too weak to raise a sign that declares, "I am human."
 Pix: compliments of Radiance

Friday, January 20, 2012

LTI: 5 questions for pro lifers to ask during the election

With elections and debates filling the air waves, Scott Klusendorf  of LTI posts five questions  for pro lifers regarding the elections that gives us food for thought and discussion.

(Prolifer)ations 1-20-12

from Jill

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  • At Catholic Herald, Barbara Curtis recalls her own story of transformation from a pro-abortion feminist (viewing her “right to choose” as “a sacrament”) to a pro-life mother of 12. Regarding feminism, she writes:Perhaps it’s time to wake up and slap some cold water on your faces. It’s time to stop the hypocrisy, to sever the ideals of feminism — dignity for women, equal status, equal opportunity, equal pay — from what has become a religious and one-dimensional devotion to death.
    From Barbara’s MommyLife blog also comes this funny graphic on co-sleeping:

  • Vital Signs links to more information on Canada’s growing problem of sex-selection abortion, and how medical professionals are attempting to combat the practice which has increased with the influx of Asian and Indian immigrants.
  • Pro-Life Action League discusses new Chicago regulations that could make it harder for common citizens to assemble and practice their right to free speech.

  • Pro Life Wisconsin profiles the faithful sidewalk counselors at the now-closed Northern Illinois Women’s Center in Rockford (pictured left). One counselor says she was joined outside by a woman from Poland who remarked that “the stone on the outside of the building are the same kind of stone used in Dachau” concentration camp.
  • Star Studded Super Step’s Andy Moore and wife Daena were surprised to discover, in their search for prenatal development information about their son, that the popular website advocates the use of abortifacient Plan B as a backup to regular birth control:The accuracy of’s claim that ECP prevents pregnancy depends upon the understanding of when pregnancy begins. Advocates of abortion like to tell us that pregnancy begins upon implantation, however the medical community is by no means in agreement on this subject.
    Ultimately, regardless of when pregnancy technically begins, is advocating the killing of human beings at just a few days old, by use of the Morning After pill.
  • John Smeaton responds to the claims of the pro-abortion World Health Organization and Guttmacher Institute that illegal abortions are on the rise globally:Promoters of legal abortion have a proven track-record of making wildly exaggerated claims about the number of so-called ‘unsafe’ or illegal abortions. Such false claims were made in 1967 to lobby for the UK’s Abortion Act and in the 1970s to justify the US’s Roe v Wade decision. The late Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the US abortion pioneer who became pro-life, admitted that he deliberately exaggerated the estimated number of illegal abortions five-fold when campaigning for abortion legalisation.
    The truth is that countries with strict laws against abortion have lower maternal death rates than countries which allow abortion widely. Ireland, where abortion is banned, has one of the world’s best maternal health records. Legalised abortion does nothing to improve medical care.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Obama vs. Santorum: Again, who’s the extremist on abortion? - Jill Stanek

Obama vs. Santorum: Again, who’s the extremist on abortion? - Jill Stanek

Mother saying goodbye to dead baby brings him back to life....

Watch this wonderful story...I had heard about this in the past,  but this update shows that apparently the miracle baby Jamie is doing well. Several things are brought to mind as I read this. First, I had to think of the ridiculous tirade of Alan Colmes in his attempt to mock Rick Santorum for taking his baby who lived only a few hours home to grieve  with his children. He quickly apologized via Twitter when public scorn shamed him. 

The next thing I thought of was how smart these parents were and only through their method of grieving and affirming Jamie's life actually saved his life. Note that the only way they could get the doctor to come back and actually see that they were not out of their minds was to say they had come to terms with the death of Jamie and only wanted his further explanation. Note how both the mom and dad shed their shirts so the baby could feel and smell their flesh. The mom even nursed her baby......listening Alan????

Tragedy at sea points to tragedy of new reality between sexes

Everyone is hearing about the terrible tragedy at sea.... how the crew and captain of the 
Costa Concordia,  grounded off the coast of Tuscany, carrying over 4K passengers acted cowardly and pushed women and children aside to jump into lifeboats. When I first heard the story, I remembered that many crew members were probably entertainers, waiters, store clerks, cleaners etc who were not trained in evacuation techniques.  This does not excuse their behavior but helps us understand it.  But the terrible tapes of the captain acting with such cowardice toward his ship and passengers in his care brought other thoughts to mind.

Rich Lowry wrote an excellent piece in the National Review contrasting the character of the captain and crew  of the Titanic in years past to what just happened. No doubt, chivalry and honor appear to be dead. This brought to mind a piece by Albert Mohler on the state of manhood today.  One of the unintended consequences of the feminists movement seems to be the feminizing of our men. We see this in the workforce and hear comments about this from men. They want to be equal, well let them do the heavy lifting. So in times of panic and tragedy, the men have not been raised to care for the women and children first but to have a view of "every man for himself" attitude.   

We  share in the blame of this new reality.

Estrich on dogs and babies.....isn't her character test flawed??

I can thank the Tennessean newspaper for helping me cut down on caffeine.  I am the type who wakes up slowly , but before my  second cup is finished I am bolted wide awake by something I read in the Tennessean.

Today they had an opinion piece by Susan Estrich, the Democrat strategist and former campaign manager for Michael Dukakis.  I could not find it online at the Tennessean but found the column online. I note the Tennessean made up their own headline of ....His dog will tell you a lot about a man. 

It told a story about the late President Richard Nixon I had never heard....that he once fled his burning home leaving his dog behind. Then she told another story I had never heard ...that Romney tells of a family vacation years ago when they carried the family dog in a crate on top of the car for 12 hours. Now I must admit that this sounds strange since the family is not poor but they did have five children. So Susan goes on to suggest that you can tell a lot about the true character of a man who would treat his dog that way. 

She then gushes  over her three dogs.......
"I am the mother of three loving dogs: Judy Jarvis Estrich, Molly Isabel Estrich and Irving A. Estrich. Sometimes, being the worrywart that I am, I actually spend time thinking about how I would round up my dogs in the car in case there was a tsunami or a fire. It goes without saying that I would never leave without them."

 Well.......Susan.....first of all it is fine for us to say what we would do in the event we were caught in a fire but we may not live up to our own wonderful expectations. I surely hope all your three dogs are together when  your house catches on fire or obey your commands in an emergency.  

BUT, what I further thought as I read you ridiculous tirade demeaning the Republicans is the time you went on national television to talk about your two abortions. Susan is a strong supporter of abortion rights and Planned Parenthood. She discussed her two abortions....the first, per Susan, was a child conceived in rape.  We all agree that rape is a horrible act of violence against a woman. She did not mention what happened, if anything, to the perpetrator of the rape but she had an abortion. Here is a hard but true fact. That child was totally innocent and paid the price for the crime of the father with his/her life.  The second abortion was because a dr. advised her that her baby had a terrible defect. terrible to hear but , for Susan,  the answer was not to carry to term and care for the child as long as he/she lived. The answer was abortion. How sad. 

Susan waxes on how Judy, her oldest dog,  prefers the front seat but really the back is safer...says we can tell a lot about the character of a man by the way he treats his dogs.

All this from a woman who wouldn't treat her dogs the way she treated her children. 

Yes, I am wide awake!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

PA hospital changes tune about putting special needs child on transplant list

Update: Well it seems like shining a little light on this story caused the hospital in Philly to sing a different tune....from denying a child they referred to as "mentally retarded".....hey I thought you were not supposed to say the R word....from being on a transplant list to this.... For back story read here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

(Prolifer)ations 1-17-12

from Jill

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  • Abstinence Clearinghouse discusses the release of new national sex ed guidelines, authored by the National Education Association and some other groups that may surprise parents.
  • Big Blue Wave shares information on Franz Stangl, the head of the Nazi euthanasia program. Stangl’s justification for killing reminds BBW of the mantras those who make their living promoting and providing for abortions hide behind.
  • Disgusting but true: Down on the Pharm wonders why the leftist media is mortified by the photo of US soldiers urinating on corpses in Afghanistan when this same behavior is considered acceptable as an alternative sex practice.
  • Family Research Council decries the fact that Greece is on the verge of adding pedophilia to its list of disabilities, thereby qualifying pedophiles for government-funded disability pay. Say “hello” to the slippery slope.
  • Live Action has an interesting survey showing that the main population “served” by Planned Parenthood actually objects to PP’s federal funding:The question was simple: “Should Tax Dollars for Family Planning Go To Organizations that Perform Abortions?” …
    [N]amely those under the age of 35, blacks, and lower-income people—are the least likely to support their government funding.

Do pro life billboards help or hurt???

After Abortion has a post about a subject that is currently being discussed on the value of billboards on abortion. This personal post of a post abortive women says that a church sign that abortion is murder kept her out of church for some time after her abortion. She eventually went to church and finally joined a post abortion bible study that helped her find true freedom.

"Doesn't the world, and especially the Christians in this world, think that, once we grieve and regret our abortions, even privately, that we already know exactly what it was that we've done??"

So it is interesting that this came across my desk because I have recently been in discussion on this very issue with a director of a PRC. She agrees with the sentiments of this post. I wrote to her all the reasons why I liked these signs. I saw them as a way to educate abortion vulnerable women especially in a state that does not require informed consent. I also felt it pricked the conscience of a society  and in particular the church who do not care to get involved  and ignore the 53 million babies being slaughtered in our country.

So after articulating all my reasons why such billboards are true and need to be out there, I read this post which caused me to pause and reconsider. I still like pro life billboards and have heard of testimonies of women going for an abortion who turned around after seeing one....BUT

What do you think?

Hospital refuses kidney transplant for mentally retarded child

 In a society that has decided that quality of life trumps sanctity of human life,  are we surprised that the medical profession has decided that those with disabilities do not deserve to have life saving treatments because they are considered less than perfect. We as a society will be judged on how we treat the weakest and most vulnerable among us. I would say  we receive  a failing grade. With Obamacare things like this will become routine.   This is a hospital in Philadelphia....the city of brotherly love.

HT: K. Hardin

"In a post entitled Brick Walls, Chrissy Rivera, Amelia’s mother, writes that her daughter’s doctor had told them that she would need a kidney transplant in 6 months to a year. Rivera then describes how another doctor accompanied by a social worker told her and her husband, Joe — Amelia had fallen asleep in her stroller — that Amelia would not be “eligible” for a transplant even with a family donor because she is “..already brain damaged and mentally retarded.” Rivera recounts a very painful exchange that followed during which she said:
“So you mean to tell me that as a doctor, you are not recommending the transplant, and when her kidneys fail in six months to a year, you want me to let her die because she is mentally retarded? There is no other medical reason for her not to have this transplant other than she is MENTALLY RETARDED!”

Monday, January 16, 2012

Debate between Yoest and Keenan has Keenan reduced to filibustering when evidence fails her

Can you say.....Slam dunk..... Americans United for Life's Charmaine Yoest debates Nancy Keenan of NARAL on the TX sonogram law. Keenan shows that when facts are not on your are reduced to filibustering with sound bites...  

Ryan Dobson.... on a birth mother's love

Except for some inaccurate adoption language...give up for adoption as opposed to make an adoption plan..good video showing how much love and courage it takes for a birth mother to make an adoption plan.

TN: Tennessean promotes skits from Planned Parenthood

PP looks to friendly media outlets and can always count on the abortion supporting Tennessean to prop them up. This write up glorifies the PG 13 players (stands for Peer Guidance) that are recruited and trained by Planned Parenthood....the nation's largest promoter and provider of abortions. They were recently booked to do their "real life skits" at Rocketown, a Christian teen night spot. When the public objected strenuously,they were moved to a secular venue.

They are peddling their no boundaries skits to other venues such as the public schools and  are ready and willing to bring their version of real life  into the classroom but must have the invitation of the teacher and approval of the principal. Recently liberal NY  school kicked PP out for telling students that abstinence includes oral sex.  
"In the second skit, Joy Bhowmick, a senior at Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School, was disappointed by her new boyfriend’s lack of enthusiasm in the bedroom. “Sex equals love,” she told him, and she secretly told a friend that she was seeing another guy, too."
Planned Parenthood website suggests that the booking cost  of $175.00 although they enjoy tax money and acknowledge financial support from private organizations as well. Check out the award winning educational venue from PPFA that directs your child to the local PP.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Scranton Bishop objects to pro abortion speaker at Catholic institution

Good for   Bishop Joseph C. Bambera of the diocese of Scranton.... let him  know of your support. or call 570-207-2238

"The bishop of the Diocese of Scranton is publicly expressing his disapproval with the University of Scranton for allowing a former U.S. congresswoman who supported abortion access bills to speak on campus.
Marjorie Margolies, who represented a suburban Philadelphia congressional district from 1993-1995, is the keynote speaker for a Jan. 28 program for women who want to run for office.
Bishop Joseph. C. Bambera asked that the university withdraw the invitation to Mr. Margolies, and the university refused......
Despite the university's lack of endorsement of the personal views of the keynote speaker, as a Jesuit and Catholic university, the inclusion of Ms. Margolies in a University-sponsored program has created concern and confusion among members of the Christian faithful," Bishop Bambera said in the statement. "Thereby, in this instance, the university's charge as a Catholic institution of higher learning to permeate 'all university activities' with 'Catholic teaching and discipline' has been compromised."

HT: Christopher  Calore : Steven Brigham Time Line

Does this make you wonder what it takes for states to step in and put an end to something like this. Multiple states turned their head...

HT: Christopher  Calore

1992: Steven Brigham, a few years out of medical school, voluntarily forfeits his Pennsylvania medical license to end an investigation into his Wyomissing clinic. The landlord had successfully sued him for concealing his plans to perform abortions.
1994: New York state takes Brigham's license for botching late-term abortions, one begun in Voorhees, calling him "undertrained" with "submarginal abilities."
1995: Florida revokes Brigham's license based on New York's action.
1996: New Jersey regulators try to revoke Brigham's license for botching bi-state abortions. An administrative judge reinstates the license.
June 2009: A clinic that will not divulge an address, Grace Medical Care, begins online advertising for "abortions up to 36 weeks." Other abortion providers ask New Jersey regulators to investigate, to no avail.
April 2010: The IRS places $234,536 in liens against Brigham for failing to pay payroll taxes from 2002 to 2006.
Aug. 13, 2010: An 18-year-old New Jersey woman, critically injured during an abortion at a clinic in Elkton, Md., is airlifted to a Baltimore hospital. She subsequently files a complaint with Elkton police.
Aug. 17, 2010: Police raid Brigham's Elkton clinic, where he completed late-term abortions begun in his Voorhees clinic. Online, the business advertised as Grace Medical Care.
Oct. 14, 2010: Brigham loses his only remaining medical license when the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners suspends it, calling Brigham "a clear and imminent danger to the public health."
March 2011: American Women's Services acquires the Pensacola, Fla., abortion clinic where Brigham worked in 1994 as a replacement for a physician murdered by an anti-abortion activist.
July 2011: The Pennsylvania Health Department bans Brigham from having an equity interest in abortion clinics because he keeps employing unlicensed caregivers. The state subsequently approves his mother as the new owner of his Allentown and Pittsburgh clinics.
Dec. 28, 2011: Brigham is arrested and charged by Maryland with multiple counts of murder. He is accused of aborting viable fetuses.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Carleton College in Candada continues to discriminate against pro life speech

Here we go again...this is outrageous. So is this an institution of higher learning or an institution of higher indoctrination. Apparently they are afraid to acknowledge the truth so there next step is to ban it. Read back story covered here. Ohhhhhhhhh Canada.

Cross Posted at Life News.

Carleton University Pro-Life Group May be Kicked Off Campus

by Steven Ertelt | Ottawa, Canada | | 1/12/12 2:41 PM

The pro-life students involved with the pro-life organization at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada have faced attacks on their free speech rights for years and now the organization faces a new one.
This week, the former Canadian Federation of Students national deputy chair Shelly Melanson proposed a referendum question to the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) which is creating a firestorm of controversy. The proposed question involves censoring certain groups, specifically pro-life organizations.
The referendum asks:  “Are you in favor of banning groups such as Lifeline, the Genocide Awareness Project, Campaign for Life Coalition and other organizations that use inaccurate information and violent images to discourage women from exploring all options in the event of pregnancy from Carleton University?”
The question has been added to CUSA’s Write of Referenda for 2012, which indicates that the referenda will be held concurrently with the 2012 General Elections.
“Carleton Lifeline has already been decertified as a university club,” said Taylor Hyatt, co-president of Lifeline, the pro-life student group. “What this referenda question amounts to is an attempt to not only censor pro-life students, but ostensibly have them evicted from Carleton’s campus. Is Carleton University and CUSA going to start removing students for doing pro-life activities?”
Carleton Lifeline was decertified and defunded by CUSA in December of 2010, several months after five pro-life students were arrested on campus by police officers summoned by campus security for attempting to erect a graphic display, the Genocide Awareness Project.
Former Lifeline president Ruth (Lobo) Shaw, who was arrested at Carleton in 2010 for engaging in free speech about abortion, commented, “Carleton University and the student union have already made every attempt to silence students who attempt to have a discussion about abortion. They’ve already handcuffed Carleton students and put them in paddy wagons once. Is Ms. Melanson advocating for this to be standard university procedure when faced with dissenting views?”
Brandon Wallingford, the CUSA Arts and Social Sciences Councillor, decried the question as an infringement upon freedom of speech and noted that pro-life students were not the only group targeted.
“It is disturbing that there are those who wish to ban opposing points of view instead of engaging in the type of mature discussion that universities used to be famous for,” said Wallingford. “Instead, we have individuals showing a callous disregard for the rights of those who disagree with them, as is indicated by their attempt at further censoring and banning other student groups on campus including my club, the Firearms Association of Carleton University. These attacks on the rights of Carleton students, whether they be pro-life students or students who enjoy sport shooting, are disgusting and a violation of their fundamental freedoms of expression and association.”
Trespassing charges that had been pressed against pro-life students at Carleton University for putting up a pro-life displayed banned by the administration of their own college campus were withdrawn in November.
On October 4, 2010, Carleton University had members of Lifeline handcuffed, arrested, charged and fined with trespassing for attempting to display an exhibit that the University administration deemed disturbing and offensive due to the graphic nature of the display. In November 2010, Carleton University’s administration provided Lifeline with an ultimatum regarding the expression of their opinions and threatened further arrests.
The University deemed the pro-life display to be “offensive” and directed the Ottawa Police Service to arrest and charge four Carleton University tuition-paying students and a Queen’s University student with trespassing. The charges were scheduled to proceed to trial.
The Crown stated that the basis for withdrawing the trespass charges is that the issues dealing with the relationship between a university and its students was already being dealt with in Lobo et al. v. Carleton University et al., the civil action brought by two Carleton Lifeline members, Ruth (Lobo) Shaw and John McLeod, against Carleton University and members of its administration.
In July, the Ontario Superior Court heard a motion brought by Carleton University which sought to strike Carleton Lifeline’s Statement of Claim, the document initiating the lawsuit. Had the university been successful, this would have ended the suit. In a split decision, Justice Toscano Roccamo ordered that the action could continue but ordered Carleton Lifeline to make several amendments to its Statement of Claim.
In a subsequent decision regarding costs of the motion to strike, Justice Toscano Roccamo ordered the students to pay Carleton University’s legal costs in the amount of $18,400.87 plus applicable taxes. Carleton University had asked that the students pay $21, 467.68 in legal fees.
“We are pleased that the Crown has decided to withdraw these unjust charges” said Ruth (Lobo) Shaw, former president of Carleton Lifeline. “We have always maintained that we had the right to exhibit the Genocide Awareness Project on campus and that our arrest was unlawful. The withdrawal of these unjust charges is confirmation of that fact.”
Despite the withdrawal of the charges, the civil action against Carleton University is ongoing.
“Although we no longer need to defend ourselves against the trespassing charges, a lot of work still needs to be done to move our lawsuit against Carleton University along and to clarify the legal rights of students to campus free speech and expression,” said John McLeod, current president of Carleton Lifeline.
Kristan Hawkins, the president of the U.S.-based Students for Life of America, says her group strongly supports the Carleton pro-life club in its lawsuit.
“Students for Life of America stands behind Carleton Lifeline today in their lawsuit against Carleton University. The discrimination and persecution they have faced for their pro-life beliefs is unbelievable. Carleton Lifeline has been heroic in their courage in the face of this discrimination and has led the way in exposing the disgusting hypocrisy of their Administration,” she told
Carleton University had attempted to get a court to dismiss the lawsuit the pro-life student group at Carleton University brought over the decision by the Carleton University student association to uphold a decision it made last year to kick out the pro-life group. Carleton Lifeline lost its club status in November 2010 because of the student association’s policy against discrimination, which mandates that student clubs respect the so-called right to abortion. Without officially recognized status, the pro-life club won’t receive funding or access to space.

(Prolifer)ations 1-13-12

(Prolifer)ations 1-13-12

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
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  • John Smeaton posts on North Carolina’s reparations to its past victims of state-mandated eugenic sterilization:Hundreds of women… forcibly sterilised under a now-defunct North Carolina eugenics programme are set to receive US$50,000 each in compensation. The state task-force which determined the sum said it was not seeking to place a value on people’s lives…. Such programmes were promoted by Margaret Sanger, the founder of the worldwide abortion movement.
  • Wesley J. Smith explains why he opposes using graphic abortion ads during the Super Bowl.
  • Soapbox Five muses that while society attempts to paint sex as “no big deal,” its effects on our culture tell a different story.
  • ProWomanProLife applauds Lorne Gunter’s National Post comment regarding the recent decision regarding Texas’ informed consent/sonogram law. Gunter writes:The default position of pro-choicers… amounts to a belief that abortion is always the right choice for women who have given it even a moment’s consideration. Once a woman has so much as considered the possibility of abortion, any effort to change her mind – or even just to give her more information to consider – is an attempt to limit her freedom of choice. A woman who doesn’t go through with her impulse to abort is a woman who has fallen victim to some sort of pro-life plot against her rights.

  • At Pro-Life Action League, John Jansen discusses Feministe writer Jill Filipovic’s strange perspective on microchimerism (the process by which cells from an unborn baby cross over the placenta and remain in the mother’s body):I’m not sure why Jill said anything about fetal cells living in pregnant women’s bodies. These “fun facts” do absolutely nothing to advance the “pro-choice” argument that the embryo/fetus/unborn baby really is not a human being. On the contrary, they rather undercut it.
  • Secular Pro-Life features a guest post by Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life, which questions why popular culture puts gay rights above preborn rights. She notes how the recent ABC GOP debate questions regarding gay rights were asked from a more “human” and “emotional” standpoint, while the abortion questions were framed in a more “aloof” or “constitutional rights” manner.
  • Reflections of a Paralytic has information and video from Canada’s Campaign Life Coalition, which has launched a media campaign against the B.C. Civil Liberties Association’s attempt to overturn the country’s ban on euthanasia and assisted suicide:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Study shows regulation of IVF clinics in US is needed.

 Recent study shows why the US needs more regulation of IVF clinics. Since the use of these clinics to conceive is paid out of pocket from the consumer  there is a strong motivation for transferring several embryos.   A single transfer can cost approximately $10K. The doctors are motivated to do as the client demands rather than lose a customer and  they all want to tout their success rates.

One of the unintended consequences of multiple transfers is the temptation to selectively reduce (fancy word for picking out one of your offspring to abort). Sometimes it is based on the gender of the offspring and sometimes the perceived health and sometimes it is pure location (the one that the abortion instrument reaches first.) The motivation of the couple may be pure in the beginning but the slippery slope into abortion and destruction of the left over embryos  is rapid. The more I learn about IVF clinics the more I think they should go away or at least be tightly regulated.  I read the book Inconceivable by Sean and Carolyn Savage and by the end of the book,  I could understand why the Catholic Church is opposed to IVF.

In Western Europe, where some countries pay for in-vitro fertilization, or IVF, many authorities recommend a single embryo transfer for women under 37 and a maximum of two embryos for women 37 to 40. For women over 40, three is often the limit by law.

The U.K. has tougher policies. Transferring three embryos in women under 40 is banned. And if doctors transfer more than three embryos, they must explain their actions to the fertility regulator. In 2010, about 65 percent of embryo transfers involved two embryos and 4 percent used three. The rest were single embryos.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Announcing 2nd Annual “Ask Them What They Mean by ‘Choice’” Blog Day, January 22

Well I will be in DC but working my I phone on this....
from Jill

Announcing 2nd Annual “Ask Them What They Mean by ‘Choice’” Blog Day, January 22

Our response last year to NARAL’s “Blog for Choice Day” was frankly spectacular.
The plan was simple.
Every year NARAL uses the anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision to try to talk up “choice.”
But last year pro-lifers banded together on our blogs, their blogs, Facebook, and Twitter to cut through their ambiguous chatter with the disquieting question, “What do you mean when you say, ‘choice’?”
In all, 99 pro-life bloggers and countless activists overwhelmed 90 pro-abortion bloggers to the point NARAL had to abandon its Twitter hashtag #BlogforChoiceDay mid-morning because we took it over.
The idea is simple. On January 22, any time you read pro-aborts spouting obscure “choice” rhetoric on a blog, website, Facebook, or Twitter, call them out on it. Ask them to explain what the “choice” euphemism means. Tweeters plan to use their #Tweet4Choice hashtag.
If you are a blogger, plan on posting about “choice” on January 22. Email me the name and url of your blog, and I will post you as a participant.
Feel free to use the graphic above. Thanks to pro-life graphic designer Kimberly for creating it.
More details to follow.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

(Prolifer)ations 1-10-12

from Jill

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
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  • Pro-Life in TN informs readers that the directors of Nashville’s Rocketown Youth Center decided they would not host the Planned Parenthood-trained PG13 Players Peer Educators event scheduled for this past Monday:PP hoped to use the event to infer credibility and acceptance in a Christian venue. This backfired when word got out and reaction was swift. Just as PP was rightfully kicked out of our state budget in 2011 (and other states) they were kicked out of Rocketown.
  • Americans United for Life points out media bias in the major networks’ lack of (or very sparse) coverage of Planned Parenthood’s scandals and congressional investigation.

  • Bryan Kemper reports on a college student’s resignation from Girl Scouts of America (pictured left) after she was told to turn her pro-life t-shirt inside out at work while off-duty.
  • Speak Up discusses the many ways rapper Jay-Z’s new song about his newborn daughter, Blue Ivy, with wife Beyonce, speaks to how he viewed the personhood of his daughter from conception onward.
  • Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life is happy to see Dear Abby dispensing pro-life advice regarding a couple with “extra” embryos after IVF. She recommends embryo adoption.
  • Scott Klusendorf reveals his predictions (many of them dealing with the pro-life movement) for 2012.
  • Family Research Council explains the Youth Misery Index and why President Obama’s approval rating has dropped by 30% among Generation Y.
  • Operation Rescue has details and audio of a 911 call for a botched abortion that happened two months ago at a Virginia Beach Planned Parenthood:

Monday, January 9, 2012

Cal Thomas: beautiful tribute to his brother on his "valuable life"

Cal Thomas writes a beautiful tribute to his brother Marshall who died January 5th at the age of 62. He was diagnosed with Down Syndrome shortly following his birth.
"In an age when we discard the inconvenient and unwanted in order to pursue pleasure and a life free of burdens, this may seem strange to some. I recall a line from the long-running Broadway musical, "The Fantasticks": "Deep in December, it's nice to remember, without a hurt the heart is hollow."

Marshall Thomas' "hurts" filled a number of hollow hearts.
At the end of the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life," George Bailey reads an inscription in a book given to him by Clarence, his guardian angel: "Remember, no man is a failure who has friends."
No life is a failure when it causes so many to care for others. At that my brother succeeded magnificently."

Planned Parenthood CEOs: “We are the 1%” - Jill Stanek

Planned Parenthood CEOs: “We are the 1%” - Jill Stanek

Planned Parenthood Annual Report reveals organization in decline - Jill Stanek

Planned Parenthood Annual Report reveals organization in decline - Jill Stanek

Flash Mob: Tebowing at a pep assembly

Two students from Gardner Edgerton High School (Gardner, Kansas) start a flash mob of "Tebowers" in the middle of the schools pep assembly. There were approximately 120-150 students that joined them in "Tebowing." This is a tribute to the High Schoolers that were suspended for tebowing in the halls. 
HT: Mommy Life
And the children shall lead them....


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Flash concert on an airplane....beautiful

A You Tube sensation! This is a choral group from IN on a flight and they asked permission to sing while waiting on a maintenance check. Beautiful.

Give me Jesus - (AirTran Airways Flight)

Nashville: PP moved out of Christian night spot

Word on the street  has now been confirmed that the  Planned Parenthood  presentation at Rocketown  is out  and  they are taking  their act to another venue.  See back story here.

When  Rocketown became fully aware of Planned Parenthood's underhanded  hijacking of the NPT booking, they made the right call. PP hoped to use the event  to infer credibility and acceptance in a Christian venue. This backfired when word got out  and reaction was swift.  Just as PP was rightfully kicked out of our  state budget in 2011 ( and other states) they were kicked out of Rocketown.

We appreciate the principled leaders of Rocketown who made the right decision to protect their credibility and well being of  the youth under their influence from Planned Parenthood's "if it feels good, do it " skits.

Please remember to thank founder Michael W. Smith for his pro life stand. Contact him here.

(Prolifer)ations 1-6-12

from Jill

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
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  • Vital Signs finds little comfort in the US Salvation Army branch’s response to the International Salvation Army’s tolerance for abortion in the cases of rape, incest, or fetal abnormality.
  • Suzy B helps to expose the DC Abortion Fund’s perpetuation of the victimization of young women as well as their support for late-term abortions:… [O]ne of the most shocking stories from the DCAF’s report involved its covering up of a sex crime in the case of a 19-year-old who had been raped by her father, and was 18 weeks pregnant. She couldn’t use her Virginia Medicaid to pay for the abortion without filing a police report, so DCAF helped her circumvent the law by sending her into another state and funding a small part of the abortion, effectively hiding the crime….
    The DCAF in particular brags about its late-term abortions, including its work with abortionist Leroy Carhart… [and] gives priority to women coming from out of state whose babies are second-term or older.

  • Star Studded Super Step finds that Facebook plays favorites when it comes to abortion. The social media giant had removed a Women on Waves graphic which provided directions on how to chemically self-abort (and lie about it to your physician), but since then, Facebook reinstated it with an apology. But when it comes to allowing photos of the results of an abortion – fuhgeddaboudit.
  • TFP Student Action urges readers to sign their petition against abortion advocacy groups on at least six Catholic university campuses.
  • Secular Pro-Life notices that an article on Hillary Clinton’s feminist accomplishments in the pro-choice Oregonian does not mention her unwavering support for abortion. This is odd considering the fact that Oregon is quite liberal when it comes to life issues.
  • Pro-Life in TN writes that the Rocketown Youth Center outreach (founded by CCM artist Michael W. Smith) appears to be partnering with the Planned Parenthood-trained PG13 Players Peer Education program for a one-hour “dramatic presentation” on Monday, January 9. See the blog for Rocketown’s contact information.
  • Wesley J. Smith recounts his near perfect record in 2011 predictions on the issues of Obamacare, IVF, assisted suicide and stem cell research.
  • Right to Life of MI celebrate’s Michigan’s first public cord blood bank, who just provided their 100th lifesaving stem cell treatment to treat a young boy with leukemia. Umbilical cord blood is an excellent source for lifesaving cells from a source that was routinely thrown out.
  • ProWomanProLife questions whether or not Canada’s Parliament should debate the status of children in the womb.
  • Bryan Kemper lists his “top ten” pro-life New Year’s resolutions.
  • Pro-Life Action League posts a video of their year in review for 2011:

Friday, January 6, 2012

Nashville Christian teen nightclub to feature Planned Parenthood skits

Rocketown in Nashville TN  is  a teen club founded by Christian artist Michael W. Smith to "give teens a positive alternative to the many negative pressures"   is amazingly allowing the  
PG 13 ( stands for Peer Guidance in Planned Parenthood speak)  teen actors recruited and trained by Planned Parenthood to do their skits at the club on Monday night,  January 9th.

The Mission Statement
"Rocketown shares Christ’s love with youth through creative programs and mentoring relationships that are culturally relevant and eternally significant."
Why would a club founded on Christian principles with a board of pro life citizens want to give credibility to an organization that has wiped out a third of their generation and advocates for behavior that is contrary to respect  and dignity of the youth?  Planned Parenthood topics tout their  anything goes lifestyle advocating for condom use  and  their sexual advice that is X rated. Check out some of the  advice  on website Take Care Down There  for what PPFA considers award winning use of social media.

Allowing Planned Parenthood access to this venue gives them the appearance of respect and an  entree   to impressionable teens Rocketown  set out to serve and a betrayal to the parents who considered this a safe venue for their teens.  Please encourage Rocketown to cancel this event.

Contact  them at  615-843-4001 or . 
You may contact Michael W Smith here.

PP aborts the population of Anaheim, CA each yr.....