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Pro-Life This Week – February 1, 2019

Week in Review – Unplanned and Planned Parenthood facilities

This week, American Life League released our 2018 Planned Parenthood Facilities Report. It is an annual survey of all Planned Parenthood locations in the United States. Illustrated in tables and graphs, the report documents:

  • Planned Parenthood has gone from 938 facilities in 1995 to just 590 facilities at the end of 2018 [Graph 1]. This is a closing of 37 percent of its facilities.
  • Planned Parenthood has a total of 357 facilities that commit surgical or medication abortions—a number that has been consistent for the last four years.
  • Surgical and/or medical abortions are committed at 60.5 percent of Planned Parenthood’s facilities.
  • Wyoming and North Dakota are still the two states where Planned Parenthood does not operate a single medical facility.
  • From 2006 through 2016, Planned Parenthood closed 24.9 percent of its facilities, opened 15 mega abortion centers, and saw its customer base drop by 23.6 percent [Table 5].
  • For the first time, Planned Parenthood operates a majority (51.5 percent) of all surgical and medical abortion facilities in the United States [Table 3].
  • All 590 Planned Parenthood facilities distribute abortifacient drugs and devices.

To view the full report, which contains a great deal of additional information, go to:

We told you last week of the horrible new abortion law in New York State. Well, immediately following that event, several other states, including Vermont, New Mexico, and Virginia, quickly introduced similar legislation. During a committee hearing in Virginia, the legislator who introduced the bill testified that, if a woman has already started labor and has already dilated, if she said she wanted an abortion, it would be legal to abort the child. Virginia governor, Ralph Northam, a pediatrician, explained that the child would be delivered, resuscitated if necessary, and then a conversation would take place between the woman and the abortionist to determine if the child would live or die. God save us from the devil! We’re happy to report that the committee killed the bill—but by only a single vote. Vice President Mike Pence wrote an article for the National Review discussing the Virginia bill and the spreading of these attempts to kill all children (preborn and born).

Under an agreement reached this week, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida will be prohibited from doing surgical abortions at its Kissimmee facility beginning later this year. The prohibition is the result of covenants against surgical procedures in the complex of medical offices. Apparently, Planned Parenthood will still be able to do medication abortions in the building. Planned Parenthood was quick to point out that it will continue to commit surgical abortions at its facilities in Tampa, Naples, Fort Myers and Sarasota, as well as a new location opening soon in Orlando. Planned Parenthood—abortion, no matter what.

Finally, The Hollywood Reporter ran a story yesterday with the headline, Anti-Abortion Movie ‘Unplanned’ Finds Theatrical Distributor. The story stated: “Unplanned, a feature film taking a critical look at Planned Parenthood, has found a distribution partner in Pure Flix, which says it will release the movie on 800 screens on March 29. On Thursday, backers also released a trailer, a two-and-a-half-minute clip that features primary character, Abby Johnson, renouncing abortion and Planned Parenthood, where she once worked as a clinic director.”

ALL in the News – Marian Blue Wave, PP facilities report, and Education

Judie Brown’s commentary this week, Cuomo and the Marian Blue Wave

Dwain Currier continues to provide cutting-edge commentary and images on American Life League’s Twitter account. One of his tweets this week took exception with Dr. Leana Wen’s comparison of abortion and insulin. And the “medical doctor” is the head of Planned Parenthood.

American Life League released its 2018 Planned Parenthood Facilities Report.

Dwain Currier posted a great item about how parents can give their children solid pro-life teachings in just 15 minutes a day on our American Life League’s Facebook page.

Jim Sedlak’s Pro-Life Activism from Creation to Deathis 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 – Abortion is Satanic: Catholics Cannot Be Pro-Abortion

Planned Parenthood isn’t as popular as it pretends to be. While the abortion corporation succeeds in convincing federal and state governments to increase its funding, it does so while closing more facilities than it opens.

Action Item of the Week – You are the key to stopping Planned Parenthood and abortion

As we observed in last week’s Action Item, there is an urgent need for everyone to pray the Rosary. It has been used for centuries as the Blessed Mother’s weapon of choice to defeat heresies, invading armies, and the work of the devil.

This week, we are encouraging you, wherever you are and whatever your health, to start small and to help build the movement that will end abortion in our nation.

Sometimes you just feel overwhelmed. Governors cheering liberal abortion laws; the building at One World Trade Center in NY—with memorials at its base commemorating those killed in the 9-11 terrorist attacks (including 11 preborn children)—being lit up in pink to celebrate the wholesale slaughter of preborn children.

Do not despair. There is an answer, and you are an essential part of the answer. We need you to pray for the end of abortion in the United States.

If “praying to end abortion” seems like it’s a vague objective, you can pray to close down Planned Parenthood—the largest abortion chain in the nation.

The prayer of choice is the Rosary. It is the spiritual weapon given to us over 800 years ago by Mary, the Mother of God, to defeat the devil. It has been used countless times through the centuries to defeat heresies, invading armies, and the devil, himself.

It’s a weapon you can use right now—no matter who you are.

If you are 80 or 90 years old and can’t get around well, you can pray a Rosary a day (or a week) in your home.

Others can get neighbors together for a weekly Rosary night.

Still others can have their local Catholic Church host a Rosary a week to close down Planned Parenthood.

How about a small group of pro-life activists going to the state capital or other government building and saying a Rosary in the hallways outside legislative offices daily or weekly?

You can even listen to Radio Maria or EWTN and say the Rosary along with thousands of others across the country. Radio Maria, for example, broadcasts the Rosary seven times a day.

You get the idea. We are in a battle with the devil; we must act like it. Only God can defeat the devil and, if we want it to happen, we must ask our Blessed Mother to intervene—just as she did at the Marriage Feast at Cana. Ask her to tell Jesus that Planned Parenthood is killing hundreds of thousands of His children every year in the United States. She will not only deliver the message, but she will instruct the angels, “Do what He tells you.”

You must believe that Jesus will listen to His mother and send an army of angels to stop the slaughter in this country. He responded to her at Cana; there is no reason to believe He will not respond now. Jesus is the same, always and forever.

It all starts with YOU. You must have the Faith that, if you solemnly pray the Rosary, abortion will be stopped—Planned Parenthood will be closed. Remember, Jesus said that if you have Faith the size of a mustard seed, you will be able to move mountains.

If you don’t think you have enough Faith, pray for it. Ask Mary to obtain for you an increase in Faith and ask her daily. Remember Christ said “seek and you shall find.” Earnestly seek an increase in Faith and then use that Faith by asking in prayer for the closing of Planned Parenthood.

I promise, you will be stunned at how quickly it will happen.

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler (TX) spoke in the last couple of weeks of the need for a Marian Blue Wave to spread across the country. It can happen.

But, it all starts with YOU saying a Rosary regularly and with devotion.

Remember the angel’s words in the Bible: Hail Mary, full of grace . . .

Pro-life Social Media – Planned Parenthood enters late-term abortion debate, gets slammed by Twitter

This week, Virginia lawmakers proposed legislation that allowed physicians to kill 7-pound neonatal babies so long as the decision to do so was made between the mother and her doctor. New York’s recent passing of its “Reproductive Health Act” appears to have chummed the waters for bloodthirsty, pro-abortion lawmakers. When sensible citizens expressed outrage, Planned Parenthood went into damage control. It saw a looming threat against the lawmakers it so handsomely paid to get elected.

It’s true that putting a newborn baby on a cold slab of steel and waiting for her to perish isn’t how medical care works. But Kathy Tran admitted out loud that a Virginia bill would allow for it.

See? Murder is fine, provided two consenting adults believe it’s for the best.

To summarize Planned Parenthood’s position:
• Killing a newborn = hard medical decision
• Oppose the killing of newborns = extremist

Planned Parenthood’s tweet-thread didn’t go as well as it, er . . . planned.

Something tells us that this matter is going to haunt Planned Parenthood and its government allies next election cycle.