Pro-Life This Week – September 21, 2018

Pro-Life This Week – September 21, 2018

 

Week in Review – Abortion politics in Congress and in various cities.

One of the obvious highlights this week was the surprise revelation by the Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that several months ago a woman alleged that Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually molested her—although it is now clear that the woman cannot remember when the attack happened, or where it occurred. This whole thing appears to be just another last- minute effort to protect the right to kill babies by delaying the vote on Kavanaugh. Please pray that God’s will be done.

On another front, the pro-abortion activists, and their friends in political positions, continue to affirm the real effectiveness of pregnancy resource centers. In city after city, they are targeting these centers for draconian measures as they try to shut them down. The US Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional an effort in California to put onerous advertising requirements on centers in that state. New York State and New York City have, for years, tried to shut down Expectant Mother Care (an ALL Associate group) in New York City. EMC is headed by Chris Slattery and has saved enough babies to fill every seat in Yankee Stadium. Just this week, the city of Hartford, CT, has implemented a new rule for pregnancy resource centers. The rule requires crisis pregnancy centers, which typically steer women away from abortion, to disclose in writing at their entryways that they do not have a licensed medical professional on site to provide or supervise services.

Most of the attacks on the centers claim that they mislead women into thinking that the centers do abortions and then offer only other alternatives. In 2009, the city of Baltimore claimed just that in its own effort to impose restrictions on pregnancy help centers. The centers in Baltimore filed a lawsuit and the case was just recently decided in favor of the centers by the Fourth Circuit Appellate Court. In the Fourth Circuit decision, the panel said: “The dangers of compelled speech in an area as ideologically sensitive and spiritually fraught as this one require that the government not overplay its hand. After seven years of litigation and a 1,295-page record before us, the City does not identify a single example of a woman who entered the Greater Baltimore Center’s waiting room under the misimpression that she could obtain an abortion there.”

But, do not think this will all go away. As the implementation of the Hartford rules this week shows, pregnancy centers are so effective in saving lives that the pro-aborts simply cannot let them operate and will try whatever they can to shut them down.

Finally, Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups are busy trying to normalize abortions. Many women are making statements on how they were happy they aborted their child. Billboards have gone up in some states proclaiming abortions are normal. There is also a plan to publish a coffee-table book to celebrate abortion. Be prepared for this onslaught and ask the Holy Spirit for the courage to speak up for the truth and for the babies.


 

ALL in the News – ALL on TV, on Radio, quoted in the news, pertinent commentaries.

Judie Brown’s commentary this week, Saint Tarcisius, the Catholic Priesthood, and Sexual Abuse, poses the question: Ever wonder why today’s Eucharistic ministers, priests, and bishops believe it is better to be politically correct than to protect our Lord? Church history is filled with accounts of individuals willing to sacrifice everything to protect Christ in the Eucharist. One 12-year-old boy, St. Tarcisius, even gave his life.

Jim Sedlak was quoted in a One News Now story supporting government grants to clinics that do not perform abortions.

Jim Sedlak’s Pro-Life Activism from Creation to Death is a weekly talk radio program on the Radio Maria USA network.  It can be heard live every Friday at noon (Eastern Time) and is repeated on Saturdays (10 PM) and Mondays (10 PM).


 

Video of the Week – The Birds & The Bees | Science Denial in Roe v. Wade

Why is there so much misinformation and confusion regarding the basic, accurate, objective science about when a human being begins to exist? We have found that most people DO NOT even KNOW that there is SCIENCE to know, largely due to science denial in Roe v. Wade.

 


 

Action Item of the Week – It’s Time for CLSP’s Annual Pro-Life Essay Contest!

The Culture of Life Studies Program (a former program of American Life League) is going to reprise its very successful pro-life essay contest that was launched last year. They are teaming up, once again, with the Institute for Excellence in Writing to host the pro-life essay contest for students in kindergarten through 12th grade!

CLSP will be giving away over $1,000 in prizes, including cash and awesome pro-life gear!

This contest is an incredible opportunity for students to express their pro-life beliefs and win some cool prizes. Get ready! The contest officially opens on October 1.

Mark your calendars and be on the lookout for more information!

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Pro-life Social Media – Planned Parenthood’s Kangaroo Court.

Innocent until proven guilty. Reasonable doubt. These legal terms should be familiar to the average American. They’re all standards of criminal proceedings whereby the accused is protected from punishment until evidence proves otherwise. Planned Parenthood has never heard of them, or at least they pretend they haven’t.

When a woman came forward to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of “attempted rape’”36 years ago, Planned Parenthood erupted on social media. According to Planned Parenthood’s tweets, Kavanaugh should not be given a seat on the nation’s highest court—not because he’s guilty, but because he’s accused:

Planned Parenthood tweets that an accusation is grounds for disqualification. With only an accusation and zero evidence, Planned Parenthood even adopted a hashtag:

It isn’t shameful to “defend alleged abusers,” because the accused has a right to a defense. That’s justice. But Planned Parenthood isn’t interested in justice. It wants Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote suspended based exclusively on an accusation.

If accusations are grounds for dismissal, as Planned Parenthood claims, then its own government funding ought to be nixed by the weight of accusations levied against it. Not only does the Center for Medical Progress accuse Planned Parenthood of the illegal sale of baby body parts, it presents video evidence of its employees negotiating prices.

In 2014, Planned Parenthood is accused of hiding the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl in Alabama.

Former Planned Parenthood employees admit a systemic failure to report instances of the sexual abuse of underage girls.

Data and evidence are immaterial to Planned Parenthood. The biological, human reality of the preborn child is cast aside for a phantom “reproductive justice.” If Planned Parenthood can willfully condemn an innocent child who committed no crime, it will certainly condemn a man merely accused of one.

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