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Eternal Father, I offer Thee the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ along with all of the instruments of His Holy Passion and Crucifixion that Thou may put division into the ranks of our enemies because a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.
in thePrayer given to:
Sr. Marie de St. Pierre
Crisis Pregnancy Centers win Supreme Court Victory
As it ended its term, the Supreme Court delivered a
major victory to crisis pregnancy centers by siding with
the First Amendment against a California that forced
these centers to post a 29-word, 48-point-font notice in
up to 13 languages referring clients to free or low-cost
abortions. Liberty Counsel represented three-crisis
pregnancy centers challenging California's forced
abortion speech law at the High Court.
The Planned Parenthood abortion chain, a huge donor to Democrats’ political campaigns, sent a letter to Democrat leaders within hours of Kennedy’s announcement, demanding that they reject anyone from Trump’s list of potential nominees, according to The Washington Post.
Pro-life advocates and other conservatives have praised Trump for the possible Supreme Court nominees on his list. He chose conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch from the list in 2017.
On Wednesday, Trump promised to choose a nominee from the list of 25 conservative leaders, most of whom already are judges on federal circuit courts and state supreme courts.
“We need intellect, we need so many things,” Trump said at a rally Wednesday in North Dakota. “There is so many elements that goes into the making of a great justice of the Supreme Court. …
“Democrats want judges who will rewrite the Constitution any way they want to do it, and take away your Second Amendment, erase your borders, throw open the jailhouse doors and destroy your freedoms,” he continued.
Leading abortion advocates like Planned Parenthood already are putting the wheels in motion for fundraising and political action plans to attempt to stop any nominee who might overturn Roe v Wade. That will put the onus on pro-life advocates to step up their fundraising and put up concerted efforts to ensure the next Supreme Court justice is someone who will respect the rule of law rather than make up a fictitious abortion right from the bench.
The good news for pro-life advocates is that Republicans hold a small majority in the Senate and have been successful in approving Trump’s nominees on a majority vote. Sen. McConnell has been successful in ensuring that the Senate can vote on such nominees without a filibuster by pro-abortion Democrats.
President Trump Makes Planned Parenthood Defunding Official, Rule Would Cut $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding
Steven Ertelt May 23, 2018 | 9:42AM Washington, DC
President Donald Trump yesterday made his proposed rule official to defund Planned Parenthood of the $60 million dollars that it receives via Title X Family Planning dollars. Last week the president said the rule would be forthcoming and late Tuesday the Trump Administration released the text to the proposed rule, which will go into effect after a standard 60-day public comment period.
This is the second time Trump has taken steps to revoke taxpayer funding for the nation’s biggest abortion business — after yanking taxpayer from from International Planned Parenthood during his first week in office.
The proposed rule contains three important parts. The first prohibits recipients of taxpayer funds under Title X from referring women for abortions. The second requires companies that receive Family Planning funds to maintain separate facilities that do abortions as opposed to having their abortion businesses in the same facility as the Family Planning business. Because that is something Planned Parenthood refuses to do, it will no longer be eligible for taxpayer funding under President Trump’s proposed rule.
The final section of the rule requires recipients of the Title 10 Family Planning dollars to ensure that they follow all state and local laws requiring reporting of child abuse. Interestingly, the Planned Parenthood abortion company has repeatedly run afoul of such laws by refusing to report cases of child abuse or rape to law enforcement officials after killing the babies of young teenage girls in abortions.
The proposed rule is available here, and it will be available for public comment for 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register.
The preamble of the proposed rule explains that the statutory authority for the Title X program “contains the following prohibition, which has not been altered since it was enacted in 1970: ‘None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.’” The preamble then goes on to state that the Department interprets this section “to establish a broad prohibition on funding, directly or indirectly, activities related to abortion as a method of family planning…The Department has determined that the existing regulations do not ensure compliance with the prohibition” in the original statute.
The three new key sections are as follows:
Section 59.14, Prohibits Title X projects from referring
Section 59.15, Requires Title X entities to maintain
physical and financial separation
Section 59.17, Compliance with abuse reporting
President Trump talked about the new rule last night in a speech to the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List.
“So today, we have kept another promise. My administration has proposed a new rule to prohibit Title X funding from going to any clinic that provides abortions,” he said.
In comments to LifeNews, Catherine Glenn Foster, President and CEO of Americans United for Life, applauded the proposed rule saying “it will go a long way toward getting taxpayers out of the business of funding abortionists like Planned Parenthood. Women can do much better than Planned Parenthood. Comprehensive, preventive healthcare centers outnumber Planned Parenthood 20 to 1, and that’s where women receive genuine expert care without the shadow of abortion hanging over them.”
Ashley McGuire is a Senior Fellow with The Catholic Association,agreed, telling LifeNews: “Americans don’t want their hard-earned tax dollars paying for abortions, a fact polling consistently confirms. In redirecting Title X funding to nonviolent women’s health centers, the government ensures that the needs of low income women will continue to be served without lining the pockets of corporate abortion giant, Planned Parenthood.”
The United States spends about $260 million in Title X funds annually for family planning for low-income individuals, and Planned Parenthood is a huge recipient of those funds, as much as $50-$60 million annually — which will be cut off after the rule goes into effect.
“This proposal does not necessarily defund Planned Parenthood, as long as they’re willing to disentangle taxpayer funds from abortion as a method of family planning, which is required by the Title X law,” a Trump administration official said. “Any grantees that perform, support, or refer for abortion have a choice – disentangle themselves from abortion or fund their activities with privately raised funds.”
Of course, Planned Parenthood is unwilling to do so. Abortion is its primary focus, and it already is threatening a lawsuit to stop the defunding. However, the proposal is modeled after similar Reagan administration rules that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in Rust v. Sullivan in 1991.
The proposal comes amid strong pleas from grassroots Americans and members of Congress to defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. In April, 154 U.S. House members sent a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar asking for a rule to prohibit tax dollars from being use to promote abortions.
Title X funds are supposed to be used to help low-income women and men receive birth control, cancer screenings and other health care services. While the tax money cannot be used to pay for abortions, it indirectly funds Planned Parenthood’s vast abortion business.
The Trump administration has cut several other streams of funding to Planned Parenthood as well. Soon after Trump took office, he signed the Mexico City Policy to prevent the funding of groups that promote or perform abortions overseas. This includes the International Planned Parenthood Federation, which received tax dollars under the Obama administration.
In addition, in 2017, the Trump administration cut millions of dollars in grants to Planned Parenthood through the failed Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. HHS spokesman Mark Vafiades told the New York Times last year that there is very little evidence that the program was successful. However, the abortion chain recently filed a lawsuit challenging the cuts.
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion business in America, aborting approximately 320,000 unborn babies every year. Its most recent annual report showed a record income of $1.46 billion, with about half a billion dollars coming from taxpayers.
In December, the U.S. Department of Justice said it is investigating whether the abortion chain illegally sold aborted baby body parts.
President Trump Ends Taxpayer Funding to Two Biggest Abortion Businesses in Africa
Micaiah Bilger May 22, 2018 | 10:13AM Washington, DC
Americans no longer are giving money to the two biggest abortion businesses in Africa, thanks to a 2017 Trump administration policy.
And it’s making a huge difference for life.
Marie Stopes International, a British-based abortion chain, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation received millions of USAID tax dollars under pro-abortion President Barack Obama to provide and advocate for abortions in Africa.
Now, Marie Stopes programs in Burkina Faso are slated to close in June as a result of the cuts, Devidiscourse News reports.
The abortion chain’s budget for its Burkina Faso programs came entirely from U.S. tax dollars; it would have shut down sooner if the British government had not provided tax dollars to make up for the U.S. cuts, according to the report.
Marie Stopes leaders in Africa said they employed ten women in Burkina Faso to offer “advice on family planning and reproductive healthcare.” This almost certainly included abortion, even though killing unborn babies is illegal in many African countries.
Here’s more from the report:
MSI and the International Planned Parenthood Federation are among only four to reject the conditions of the [Mexico City Policy.] They offer abortion services, in accordance with local rules, and say it is the last resort in preventing unwanted or unsafe births.
USAID says 733 other NGOs still receive funding. But in Africa, MSI and IPPF are the two largest NGO providers of free contraception and family planning advice.
The NGOs say the contraceptive programmes are crucial in Burkina, where the fertility rate is 5.5 births per woman.
In some villages the MS Ladies operate from government centres, supplementing the limited services on offer. The same grant also pays for training for health workers in 80 government clinics.
Abortion activists complain that the policy has been devastating for women in Africa, but the only real damage is to the abortion businesses of Marie Stopes and Planned Parenthood. Both could continue to receive USAID to provide contraception and life-saving health care; all they must do is agree to stop aborting unborn babies.
The Trump administration did not cut any foreign aid when it instituted the pro-life policy, and of the more than 700 groups that receive USAID, only four refused to comply. That is a compliance rate of 99.5 percent.
Previous news reports indicate that two of the four groups that refused to comply are International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International, two of the largest abortion businesses in the world.
In February, a U.S. government report noted that of the four groups that refused to comply, three previously received funds through USAID.
“USAID is currently working to transition the activities of those organizations to other partners while minimizing disruption of service,” the report stated.
The International Planned Parenthood Federation performed more than 1 million abortions in 2016, an increase of 13.5 percent over 2015, and received more than $27 million in U.S. government grants in 2015-2016.
Under the Obama administration, Marie Stopes International also received U.S. taxpayer funding. Like Planned Parenthood in America, Marie Stopes has a shoddy reputation, with one recent report showing about 400 botched abortions in a two-month period.
ATTENTION: SUICIDE BILL MIGHT BE
CALL THESE MEMBERS NOW!
Assembly Members to Call
York is moving ahead to put
Hearings in this part of the state because we have been totally left out of this process, but I have been told not to do it unless we could have a number of people ready to---speak at such a hearing---attend---come to them. I am asking that all of you who are on this list consider and respond:
1. Would you speak at the hearing?
2.Would you attend such a hearing?
3.Will you circulate this email to friends, pastors, professionals, doctors, nurses, medical, help organizations so we can evaluate if we can do this?
4.EMAIL ME BACK ASAP!
5.We will go the mile, demand such a hearing, and get out a PRESS RELEASE, but my friends on the east side of the state well advise not to do this unless we have the numbers!
6.DO YOU CARE? WILL YOU HELP? CAN WE DO IT?
Here are five strong talking points:
1) The Bill is a bad policy bill
2) The bill applies to persons who have years or decades to live.
3) There is no oversight at the time of death. Once a prescription is filled, there is no supervision or administration. This opens the doors to the set up of a perfect crime. Even if someone struggled who would know?
4) The attending physician may sign the Death Certificate. It is required to list cause of death as “the underlying terminal illness or condition.”, not death by overdose of a drug, nor assisted suicide.
The Bill states: "A physician, pharmacist, other
15 health care professional or other person shall not be subject to civil
16 or criminal liability or professional disciplinary action by any govern-
17 ment entity for taking any reasonable good-faith action”
If murder for the money took place by an heir, behind closed doors, nobody would know. The perpetrator will get off scot-free. If a doctor wanted to cover up a Mal practice or medical negligence, he too would get off scot-free. There will be the inability to prosecute any persons involved with wrong doing. No evidence is left behind.
5) No Oversight at the time of death also affects: Drugs that are left over after the death are to be returned, but who would know if all of the drug was used or just a small portion was used at the time of death? It could be claimed that all of the barbiturate drug was used, and the rest is kept in the perpetrator’s pocket unknown to anyone. This is a bad policy bill that presents an added problem while NY is trying to control the opioid crisis.
“ § 2899-o. Safe disposal of unused medications. A person who has
41 custody or control of any unused medication prescribed under this arti-
42 cle after the death of the qualified individual shall personally deliver
43 the unused medication for disposal to the nearest qualified facility.
Margaret Dore suggests: add the link to her recent press release, find here:
Those in the House of Representatives concerned about the lives of preborn babies are trying, once again, to take all federal money away from Planned Parenthood.
They need your support if they are to succeed.
Congress is working on finalizing the fiscal 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services funding measure. The current deadline for having this in place is March 23. But there is a major battle going on among members of the House Labor HHS spending panel. Those on the panel who care about the babies are insisting on several provisions to protect them. Those who support Planned Parenthood are dead set against the changes.
The measures being pushed by those who want to protect babies include:
These are all actions supported by American Life League and the pro-life movement.
As you would expect, the Planned Parenthood supporters on the panel are fighting vigorously against these efforts. There will be a lot of pressure to compromise and approve a bill that does not contain these provisions. We are already hearing some representatives—who say they support the babies—talk about accepting last year’s funding language, which did not have the new restrictions, as a compromise.
Compromise means only one thing: MORE DEAD BABIES.
IF WE ARE TO HAVE ANY CHANCE OF GETTING A GOOD FUNDING BILL, WE NEED YOU TO CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IMMEDIATELY.
Calling is easy. Just dial 202-224-3121 and enter your zip code. If you don’t know your representative’s name, simply stay on the line and the operator will assist you.
Tell your representative to support the baby saving changes (listed above) to the fiscal 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services funding measure.
If you’d rather send an e-mail, go to House.gov and enter your zip code in the upper right-hand corner. That will take you to your representative’s web page.
Please make these calls, or send e-mails, as soon as possible. We are facing a March 23 deadline. You need to let all the representatives know where you stand.
Thank you for your immediate action!
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Governor Andrew Cuomo's non-fiscal
"Woman's agenda" bill (S.7511) would
expand late-term abortions to the ninth
month-up to the moment of birth,
remove protections against coerced abortions,
allow non-doctors to do abortions and eliminate
life support for a child accidentally born alive.
This is effectively legalizing infanticide!
Voters must be finalized by April 1.
Please let your state senator know that this
radical expansion of abortion with
your tax dollars is unacceptable!
Andrew Coumo claims to be a Roman Catholic. This proposed policy of Killing the Unborn blatantly contradicts the church's teaching on the sanctity of human life.
All Catholics should petition Coumo's bishop and demand that he be excommunicated from the church for publicly rejecting it's clear teaching and forming public policy on the destruction of human life.
Coumo makes a public mockery of the church.
Ed Martin, President | Helen Marie Taylor, Chairman | John Schlafly, Treasurer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 8, 2018
CONTACT: RYAN HITE, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
O 314.721.1213 / RYAN@PHYLLISSCHLAFLY.COM
Trump Administration Expands Mexico City Policy to Further Prevent Foreign Aid Funding Abortion
Washington, D.C.: The U.S. State
Department issued a report late yesterday with an update
on the expansions to the "Mexico City Policy"
re-authorized by President Trump on his third day in
office. This policy was first signed by President Ronald
Reagan in 1984, and later again by President Bush in
2001. It curtails the use of foreign aid dollars going
to to non-governmental organizations that "perform or
actively promote abortion as a method of family
planning." The Trump Administration not only reinstated
the Bush 2001 version of this policy, but has expanded
it, renaming the initiative "Protecting Life in Global
The March for Life-2018
Vatican doubles down on awarding Dutch abortion activist with pontifical honor
VATICAN CITY, January 26, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Vatican officials are not backing down from awarding a leading Dutch abortion activist a pontifical honor, nor do they plan to do additional vetting or change their procedure of exchanging such diplomatic honors in the future.
Controversy arose earlier this month when leading abortion activist Liliane Ploumen displayed on Dutch television a pontifical honor bestowed on her during a visit to the Vatican in June 2017.
Ploumen boasted that she had received a “high distinction from the Vatican, from the Pope,” in a video broadcast.
C-Fam's Austin Ruse noted that while the award is the highest papal honor given by the Vatican, "Ploumen, who has identified as Catholic, is not considered a Dame of the Order of St. Gregory by the fact that she received the medal bearing his name. To be a Dame in the Order, she would have gone through an investiture ceremony with a Bishop."
Catholics around the world, stunned by the news, reached out to the Vatican for an explanation for awarding a politician who strongly supports abortion – and homosexuality – such an honor.
“An official would not say whether better vetting procedures would be implemented in the future to prevent it happening again,” reports the National Catholic Register’s Ed Pentin, “insisting instead this was ‘a very traditional procedure’ for such an ‘historic occasion’ and was really meant as a way of ‘honoring the king.’ It is something that ‘has been done many times in the past for other visiting heads of state.”
“The source added the honor was no different to someone ‘going to visit someone else’s house as a guest, and who comes with companions,” continues the report. “One shows a minimum amount of respect to whom he brings.’”
Last week Paloma García Ovejero, deputy spokesperson of the Holy See Press Office, said: “The honor of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great received by Mrs. Lilianne Ploumen, former Minister of Development, in June 2017 during the visit of the Dutch Royals to the Holy Father, responds to the diplomatic practice of the exchange of honors between delegations on the occasion of official visits by Heads of State or Government in the Vatican.”
Ovejero insisted that the award, “is not in the slightest a placet (an expression of assent) to the politics in favor of abortion and of birth control that Mrs Ploumen promotes.”
Critics maintain, nevertheless, that the optics remain troubling and that awarding a high honor to Ploumen continues to remain a grave concern.
Holland’s Cardinal Wim Eijk, a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, carefully distanced himself from the controversy last week, saying he had no part in the Vatican’s action.
In 2017, Ploumen launched SheDecides, which, according to the movement’s website, is a “global movement” meant to “support the fundamental rights of girls and women to decide freely and for themselves about their sexual lives, including whether, when, with whom and how many children they have. This includes having access to modern contraception, to sexual and relationship literacy and safe abortion.”
“SheDecides is unapologetic about our focus on the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive rights and health,” the site continues, “including safe abortion and comprehensive sexuality education.”
According to a joint report filed by OnePeterFive and The Lepanto Institute, which broke the story, “The SheDecides initiative came in response to the funding gap for “family planning” facilities around the world created after U.S. President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy, which blocks American federal funding for NGOs providing abortion services. Within six months, SheDecides — which has the support of 60 countries — had received pledges totaling $300 million (USD)."
All this occurred within the months immediately preceding Ploumen’s reception of the Vatican Award in June 2017.
“It’s difficult to be dismissive of Ploumen’s award as a simple oversight,” a OnePeterFive / The Lepanto Institute report pointed out, “which lends some Vatican watchers to wonder if perhaps (Ploumen’s) bold claims about the award being confirmation of her work might have some truth to them.”
U.S. Senate contacts
September 07, 2017
NY State Appeals Court rules against assisted suicide - unanimously
This is good news , but it doesn't mean assisted suicide cannot be passed legislatively. It simply means there is no right to suicide in the NY State Constitution.
From the decision as covered in the Journal News -
The court ruled 5-0 against the plaintiffs, two of which have died since the lawsuit was first filed two years ago.
"Although New York has long recognized a competent adult's right to forgo life-saving medical care, we reject plaintiffs' argument that an individual has a fundamental constitutional right to aid-in-dying as they define it," the court's opinion read.
Thanks to Ed Mechmann, Director of Public Policy for the Archdiocese of NY, for sending this around -
Incredible good news!! The New York State Court of Appeals has unanimously refused to legalize assisted suicide. Here's the decision: https://www.nycourts.gov/ctapps/Decisions/2017/Sep17/77opn17-Decision.pdf
This is a gigantic win for the cause of human life. God is great!
Liberal denominations beg Congress
Daleiden single-handedly changed the conversation on
abortion in America when he exposed Planned Parenthood’s
illegal sale of aborted baby body parts.
Here Are The Red State Dems Voting Against Gorsuch | TrumpTrain
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11 Democrat Senators represent states where Donald Trump won against Hillary Clinton. Only three of them, Joe Manchin from West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp from North Dakota, and Joe Donnelly from Indiana, have promised to vote for the Constitution-loving Judge Gorsuch.
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Fargo, ND - When an ambulance was summoned on Wednesday to the Red River Women's Clinic abortion facility in Fargo, North Dakota, paramedics discovered that the gurney they used could not fit in the front door.
Instead, they went around to the back door and brought the patient out into an alley filled with trash dumpsters.
"It's almost like the Red River Women's Clinic sent this woman out with the trash," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. "Their only employee seen at the scene wore a pink eared-hat that vulgarly objectifies women and reduces them to merely their reproductive parts. It is a disgusting view of women that should make the Red River Women's Center staff blush with embarrassment."
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4 things pro-life people should STOP doing right now
We’re proabaly not winning. 44+ years of brutal, unrelenting slaughter is nothing to celebrate.
Setting the Bar Too Low
Instead of making abortion’s abolition a top priority we settle for praying & leave the rest to those with a “special calling”. We have a President keeping his promises: we can’t sit by while the other side runs him down!
Focusing on the Wrong Stuff
Saving individual babies does not abolish abortion and political efforts are often thwarted because the public remains indifferent.
Obsessing Over Our Image
We’re afraid to display abortion victim images, afraid of being associated with anything or anyone “too radical”. We need to be afraid of how God sees us!
4 things pro-life people should START doing right now
Weep for the children killed, for unrepentant killers, for our guilty nation & your own past apathy (if applicable, ask God to forgive you). Mourn publicly, deeply and repeatedly until the battle is won. Our mascot should not be a smiley face. Show the world that things are not all right.
Adopt a Wartime Mindset
Stop putting career advancement, social acceptance, domestic tranquility, pleasure and personal security above the life of those babies in the womb at risk of sudden death.
More than 40 million Americans agree that “abortion is always wrong” If all of us were in the streets every week, demanded an end to abortion it would end almost immediately. There is no substitute for street activism. Get out in public and be a voice for the voiceless.
Challenge Others to Repent
Most pro-life Americans have never taken part in anti-abortion activity. Some are scared, others selfish or distracted, while many simply have never considered it. Call them to repent and become the heroes the children in the womb need!
Buffalo get going: 60 million casualties in the U.S. is an atrocity-SILENCE is no EXCUSE!
Friends & Countrymen: Bills promoting Suicide and Mercy Killing for the Old and the Sick in NYS Legislature:
Read Composition of the Health Committee ALSO new black Democrat added to committee to replace an anti-suicide vote from Buffalo. Far below see NYCF article on the committee. We have to hold what we had and build on it. Your friend Thomas Abinati (D, Greenburgh) is now a SPONSOR, as is our Sandy Galef (D, Ossining), and Amy Paulin (D, Scarsdale. we have to hold onto Shelley Meyer (D, Yonkers) and Kevin Byrne (R, Mahopac). Dawn you have work to do on your Long Islanders, and Stacy you have two or three Assembly members involved. ---Ed Riely
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It may not be too late.
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During his campaign for president, and on his transition website, President-elect Donald Trump offered to “protect innocent human life from conception to natural death,” and “protect individual conscience in healthcare.”
Let’s make sure he does it, and the right way.
The Trump administration needs to cancel two regulations in particular.
The first is the infamous Mandate requiring even religiously affiliated institutions to have contraception and some early abortifacients offered free in their health care plans. The feds have not yet stopped chasing and threatening the Little Sisters to force their will on them.
The second is a regulation you may not have heard a lot about yet. It was issued in connection with section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by the Department of Health and Human Services. Section 1557 forbids “sex discrimination” in any health program or activity. Obviously, “sex” means discrimination because a person is male or female, and Congress has always been clear about that. The Obama administration’s new rule however, defines “sex” to include – among other things - discrimination based on “termination of pregnancy.” Of course, abortion-friendly judges and regulators will be only too happy to read this to require the provision of, or coverage or referral for, abortion.
The rule has no conscience protection attached. Some people believe that an earlier enacted conscience rule might help (the Weldon Amendment), but the Obama administration has interpreted that rule narrowly so that it would not likely protect us.
The idea that abortion is so essential to women’s freedom that it is “sex discrimination” to fail to embrace abortion is just sick. Any feminism possessed of a heart + rational mind must recoil.
So how do we get the Trump administration to get rid of these awful legacies of the Obama administration? Well, if Congress actually overturns the Affordable Care Act, the regulations attached to it would be out the window. Congress and the President-elect are seriously suggesting that option–but it could take them a while, even years.
In the meantime, how can we protect institutions that object to contraception and abortion coverage? Two ways are possible:
1. A Trump administration Health and Human Services Agency might write new regs protecting conscience rights. But remember this requires first, “proposed rules,” then notice and comment periods, then final rules. Time consuming, but it’s a possible avenue.
2. A Trump administration could also provide guidance to agencies not to prioritize enforcement of bad rules, while working to replace them with good ones. Also possible.
We need to start making some noise about undoing these regs. Everyone should say something, but medical personnel – nurses, doctors, physicians’ assistants, etc. – are especially welcome!
Are you in?
Call Rep. Tom Price, soon-to-be Secretary of Health and Human Services, at tomorrow during regular business hours.
You can say something like:
"Religious health care providers and employers are still suffering under the HHS Contraception Mandate and the Abortion Mandate under section 1557 of Obamacare. Can Congressman Price let me know how quickly he and the Trump administration can provide relief for the Little Sisters of the Poor and other groups? Thank you!"
You can also send him a fax here:
Or you can mail him a letter at his Washington DC Office. Letters can often be delayed through the screening process, so it’s important to write ASAP:
Will you help the Philippines?
I wrote you a few days ago about what’s going on in the Philippines.
I’m writing again because I really need to hear from you. It is vital that you respond to this email .
Catholics in the Philippines are facing a very serious threat from their new President. He wants to launch an involuntary Three-Child Policy (population control) in the Philippines.
The Catholic Bishops of the Philippines have asked for help from Population Research Institute as soon as possible.
Therefore, I ask for your help.
Help to do what? To teach citizens how to protect themselves against involuntary population control by working in the democratic process.
In just six weeks, we will be doing that in the Philippines.
Who’s “we”? Your Population Research Institute will be working with Family Life International of Australia, a proven partner in that part of the world.
We will teach 2,500 pro-life leaders and citizens
The Bishops asked us to provide this training. They see it as the best way to protect their people from the population control plans of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Duterte was sworn in as President on June 10--and immediately began talking about a Three-Child Policy.
Will it be modeled on the Two-Child Policy of China?
Maybe Duterte is doing this because he is ideologically so close to China – that’s the Philippines’ biggest trading partner, after all.
You know what this kind of population control meant in China: pregnancy police, government-granted pregnancy licenses, forced abortions and forced sterilizations…. The most anti-human rights, anti-human life activity the world has ever seen.
We can’t let that happen to the Philippines, the most Catholic country in the world. Over 80% of the people of the Philippines are Catholic!
This bad idea must be stopped in its tracks.
The birthrate is already going down in the Philippines. The total fertility rate is already below replacement levels. But that doesn’t stop President Duterte!
The road to a three-child policy has been slowly paved for decades.
A 1967 Declaration on Population and established a Population Commission. In 1970, Executive Order 233 empowered the Population Commission to start a national population program.
In 1971, The Population Act was passed, making family planning part of national development strategy. Ever since then, a little bit at a time, more policies have been put into place that give the government power over the fertility of its citizens.
Today the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act is on the books – and it’s the law that Duterte can use to start a pregnancy police in the Philippines.
Involuntary population control is a very real threat in the Philippines.
But only if the Catholic people of the Philippines don’t resist these policies effectively!
That’s where PRI comes in.
We have been asked to teach the Catholic people how to resist effectively.
Forty years of leadership in the pro-life movement in the US and around the world have taught PRI how to work every angle, use every approach, fight every step of the way, find every new line of defense.
That’s how the pro-life movement has kept the fight going.
The Bishops of the Philippines have watched us work around the world. They know PRI can bring the skills they need: how to change public opinion, how to put laws under a microscope, how to build coalitions to stop bad legislation.
In other words, how to work peacefully within the existing legal and public policy system to defend the most basic of human rights, the right to live.
But we have to act right away.
This fight will not wait until next year. The battle is now!
Here is what the Bishops have asked us to do:
On September 30, we will launch the biggest training blitz ever in the Philippines. We will train 2,500 pro-life leaders from across the country. Our team will barnstorm across many of the 7,000 islands that make up the archipelago nation and train even more activists.
President Duterte is ruthless. When he sets a goal, nothing gets in his way. He has already told the world that he’s happy to have the same reputation as Idi Amin, the butcher of Uganda, in pursuit of his goals. (keep this hyperlink in the final?)
Duterte needs to know that his people -- and the world -- will not tolerate his making a Three-Child Policy one of his goals.
The Catholic people must make the political cost to him more than he is expecting.
That’s why the Bishops of the Philippines asked PRI to do everything we can to train leaders to mobilize citizen sentiment against the anti-life, anti-family plans of Duterte. As soon as possible.
Because I know I can count on you to help (hyperlink), I told the Bishops that PRI can help.
It will cost us $20,000 to do the whole job. It wasn’t a planned expenditure—how could it be? Who knew it was coming?
Nonetheless, I told my staff to start working on it immediately.
I need $7,662.00 by Friday, July 29, to buy the airplane tickets for the training staff. That is two days away.
I know I can count on you to help me resist population control tyranny anywhere in the world.
The Bishops of the Philippines are counting on PRI – they are counting on you -- to help PRI to help the most Catholic nation on the planet to protect itself from vicious, ideologically-driven population control tyranny.
Only you help PRI. We have no other source of support but you.
Can you send a gift of $50 or more right away to help us to help the people of the Philippines to protect themselves against a Three-Child Policy?
If you can’t send $50, please send $40, or whatever amount you can spare.
I am grateful for any gift you send. The world is watching the work that your gifts make possible.
Thank you. God bless your generosity!
Join us in boycotting the anti-disability film "Me Before You"
The film Me Before You is set to be released this Friday, June 3rd. The film follows a romance between two of its characters, one of whom eventually ends his life at a suicide clinic because he does not want to live as a quadriplegic.
Liz Carr, a disability rights activist at Not Dead Yet UK, explains the terrible message of this story: “if you’re a disabled person, you’re better off dead”.
Whether or not the filmmakers intended this message, it is certainly there. This is where the “right to die” (i.e. the right to be killed) movement leads.
Films like this, which juxtapose the wonderful life the disabled person once lived, when he was not disabled, with the difficult life he now lives, create a negative portrayal of disability and contribute to the view that life under conditions of severe disability is not worth living. Me Before You, and the larger movement that inspired the movie, ignore the inherent dignity and beauty of human life, regardless of disability.
Campaigners who favor assisted suicide focus on ‘autonomy’ and ‘choice’, but choices always exist in a social context. The prejudiced view against the lives of disabled people in this film is also the view of too many people in society. The soft bigotry of low expectations and societal pressure influence the ‘choice’ to commit suicide.
There are sharp disagreements on this issue, and this issue personally affects many of us, but Not Dead Yet and other disability advocacy groups are right to recognise the danger inherent in this film and the message it sends.
All persons have inherent dignity and rights and it is a tragedy whenever an individual, disabled or not, fails to recognise that dignity.
The wish to commit suicide should not be met with encouragement or submission – it should be met with assistance to overcome the obstacles that the person faces. People who are contemplating suicide should be assisted to live, not to die.
Caroline Craddock and the entire CitizenGO team
P.S. Please sign this petition asking Warner Brothers, the producers of this film, to apologize for the offence they have caused to many disabled persons who recognise their own value and do not want to be killed.
Warner Brothers should publicly state that they do not endorse suicide.
P.P.S. Use the hashtag #BoycottMeBeforeYou when you share this petition!
Boycott anti-disability film "Me Before You"
I write to you today in regards to the film Me Before You, produced by Warner Brothers, which is set to be released this Friday.
In the film, the disabled character kills himself at a suicide clinic. Many people, disabled and not, are deeply concerned to see yet another film which casts non-disabled people as disabled people and shows the lives of disabled people as unworthy of living.
Please sign this petition to Warner Brothers, asking for an apology for the offence caused and for a public statement declaring that Warner Brothers does not support, or wish to promote, assisted suicide.
STOP USING THE LANGUAGE OF THE DEATH PEDDLERS:
it is the
--refuse to let them dictate the terms of engagement….all our letters, calls, letters to editors and ‘legislators’ have to call it MEDICAL MURDER ACT!!!!
All U.S. public schools to go gender neutral...
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Obama administration planned on 5/13 to order public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom with which they are most comfortable.
The administration is instructing schools across the country to permit students to choose their bathroom without restriction in reaction to a law passed in North Carolina requiring all transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender they were born.
“As is consistently recognized in civil rights cases, the desire to accommodate others’ discomfort cannot justify a policy that singles out and disadvantages a particular class of students,” wrote Catherine Lhamon, the assistant secretary of education for civil rights, and Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, in a letter to be released on Friday, The Washington Post reported.
The letter threatens to withhold funding from schools that force transgender people to use a bathroom other than the gender they identify themselves as, citing Title IX regulations prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded schools.
Target Stores are fully engaged into Obama's, (...and the Democratic Party's) so-called transgender bathroom policy.
If you think that men who are physically male should not share the bathroom with your young girls, perhaps a boycott is in order.
Think about it!
Take Action to Stop Assisted Suicide in NYS
Legislature returns to Albany this week for two final
months of the 2016 Session. An urgent priority is to
defeat legislation that would legalize doctor-assisted
suicide. Proponents of assisted suicide have targeted
our state and hope to have lawmakers voting on this
before the end of June. Please send a message to your
elected representatives now to let them know that
directly causing death is not an acceptable answer to
terminal illness, aging, or disability.
Dear Friends,will our country look
like in the year 2020? Our next president will have a
tremendous influence on the future of faith, family, and
freedom in America. With New York's Presidential Primary
approaching, we wanted to make sure you knew that our
FRC Action Presidential Voter Guide is out.
As New York voters decide who they will support, be equipped with the facts about the candidates' positions on many important issues.
We have looked at the records of each of the candidates:
See where they stand on issues like Planned Parenthood funding, the future of natural marriage, legislation that will protect people of faith from government discrimination, and others. As each of us makes our decision, it is essential to know which of these positions the candidates support, oppose, and which they have not been willing to publicly take a clear position on.
P.S. Please feel free share this email with friends and family and encourage them to vote their values.
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claim that unborn children
This means that, for nine months, YOU were not protected by our constitution. You had zero rights.
How about that?
You were not legally a person, but if you wonder when you became a human being, check this out... When did my life begin?
PLEASE print & send the above postcards demanding we
STOP funding PP to Obama, Biden, Schumer,
Gillebrand, Collins, Higgins, Reed & Slaughter.
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Christians are an Endangered Species
I told you barely nine weeks ago that I believed a crackdown was coming and your own religious freedom would be in jeopardy. I didn't really know it would hit this fast and hit this hard.
But here it is.
While the Supreme Court was pondering in Obergefell v. Hodges whether to invent—out of thin air—a constitutional "right" to same-sex marriage, we heard President Obama's own appointee, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, admit that religious groups could be at risk of being punished if they stood by the tenets of their faith and refused to go along with the redefinition of marriage.
And more. Barely a week after the Obergefell ruling, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries was emboldened enough to order a company called Sweet Cakes by Melissa to pay a lesbian couple $135,000 because Melissa declined to participate in their wedding by baking them a cake!
Some state government agencies and officials are already penalizing people for their moral and religious convictions about marriage!
What we are seeing are the side effects of a tragedy.
The New York Times columnist, Mark Oppenheimer, declared in Time magazine: "Rather than try to rescue tax-exempt status for organizations that dissent from settled public policy on matters of race or sexuality, we need to take a more radical step. It's time to abolish, or greatly diminish, their tax-exempt statuses."
Your freedoms are under fire in a way we have never before witnessed. We must fight back.
We are pulling out the stops in support of a new bill, the First Amendment Defense Act, introduced by U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) and U.S. Representative Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), which will safeguard Christians who believe in natural marriage, protecting you from federal government retaliation.
But the Left is pushing back hard.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) are both being hammered by the Left already, trying to convince them that America is against this.
They've got to hear from YOU. We need an immediate outpouring of response to counter the Left's lies and distortions. These leaders need to hear what you think, not just what the Left is telling them.
As Senator Lee, co-author of the bill, has said, "America is inhabited by peace-loving men and women who want to be able to live and worship and believe as they see fit, who want to be able to do so free of any retaliation by their government based on their religious beliefs."
This can't wait. Clearly we must stand for the protection of your fundamental freedoms—and we will.
Please respond quickly. We've been meeting with scores of Members of Congress and their staffers on the Hill, and as a result, this bill has momentum in Congress. At last count, 145 Representatives and 36 Senators have already agreed to cosponsor this crucial legislation. Even the powerful, conservative Republican Study Committee has thrown its influential support behind the bill.
I urge you to give as generously as possible to keep FRC Action's work going strongly across the board. Our fiscal year closes soon—on September 30—and we need a total of $350,000 by then in order to keep advancing the cause of faith and freedom, representing your values in Washington and across the nation.
Please let me hear from you quickly! Thank you in advance. And may God bless you.
P.S. "God is not looking for a lot of people," a friend of mine said on the day of the Supreme Court ruling. "He's looking for a faithful people." And those faithful people have an important mission: showing the love of Christ by speaking the truth of Christ.
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A little history...
Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood in 1921. It was known as the birth Control League. The organization got it's name of Planned Parenthood in 1942.
She was an outspoken socialist and admired Adolph Hitler's master race philosophy.
Read more about her by clicking on the picture.
She is fondly admired by Hillary Clinton.
Is it a coincidence that most Planned Parenthood Clinics are located in African- American communities?
Is it a coincidence that more abortions are performed on African-Americans than any other group?
Is Planned Parenthood carrying out the vision of it's founder, Margaret Sanger?
URGENT ACTION ALERT
OPPOSE S6017, WHICH WOULD ELIMINATE RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION
TO VACCINATION IN NEW YORK
needs to mobilize to defeat this egregious violation of
religious freedoms. By eliminating the religious
exemption to vaccines, S6017would
effectively mandate vaccination for virtually all
students in New York.
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NY Assembly Okays Abortion During All Nine Months
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“Capital Punishment” Method for Unborn Babies
Just when you thought abortion procedures couldn’t be any more debased…
New York legislators are trying to legalize a new abortion method that will make sure unborn children are given the same kind of treatment as death row inmates.
Ironically, what New York is trying to do to unborn children would be seen as “cruel and unusual punishment” for even the most despicable criminals. And, in fact, New York does not allow capital punishment for prisoners.
Unborn babies, on the other hand, are fair game.
How ironic and how unfortunate.
The New York state Assembly proved that promoting the best interest of women doesn’t include pushing late-term abortions.
For years, the state legislature has been embroiled in a mulch-year battle over a package of bills designed to push the interests of women. The bills have been held up in part because it includes a measure that would promote late-term abortions in the Empire State. Despite strenuous support from pro-abortion Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the legislature has refused to pass the package of bills because of the abortion measure.
The abortion bill would allow an abortion procedure that has abortionists shooting poison through the hearts of unborn children to kill them.
Now, the state Assembly has approved part of the package of bills — specifically the abortion promotion measure Governor Cuomo strenuously supports.
Today in a vote of 94-49 the New York State Assembly approved passage of AB 6221, the extreme stand-alone 10th point from the previously packaged 10-point Women’s Equality Act, which would expand third-trimester abortions and allow non-doctors to perform abortions. Since 2013, abortion advocates have been holding the Women’s Equality Act hostage to this single dangerous bill, refusing to break the 10-point bill up. This session, however, the will of the voters was finally heard, and the stand-alone bills have been considered.
“Expanding cruel and brutal third-trimester abortions has long been a goal of the anti-life lobby who never met an abortion they didn’t like,” said Lori Kehoe, New York State Right to Life executive director. “With no regard for the fully developed unborn baby who is violently dismembered, or otherwise killed, the New York State Assembly once again put the abortion lobby above New York State women and their children.”
AB 6221, sponsored by Assemblywoman Glick, would change existing New York State law, which currently allows for abortion in the third trimester when the mother’s life is in danger, to allow abortion on-demand throughout all nine months. The law would be changed to allow abortion for any reason deemed “relevant to the well-being of the patient” including physical, emotional, psychological, and familial factors, and the mother’s age.
AB 6221 has no interest in the life of the living, developed, unborn human child, stripping away any protections the smallest members of our human family have.
“We now look once again to the Senate to hold the line in defense of the children which happens to also be in accordance with the will of the rest of the people,” added Kehoe. “It is ridiculous that in 2015, with all the technology at our disposal, we are still arguing whether or not an eight month old baby in the womb deserves protection. It is doubtful that our descendants will look kindly upon this period in our history, when we fought for the right to dismember babies weeks, days and even minutes before birth.”
For those who are paying attention, they will notice one thing about these kinds of procedures and their ramifications.
The dehumanizing nature of abortion is pushing humanity into a new dark age.
This kind of barbarism is spoken against in the Bible and other religious texts, and shows exactly what kind of ruin awaits us.
In a world where unborn children — fully functioning humans — can be tossed away like trash, it’s not a stretch to say all will be treated as such.
While the world might be less violent than it was a century ago, it’s certainly not any less murderous… is it?
Are you concerned that you will be paying for abortion through the new ObamaCare Health plans?
The Government Health Plan was deliberately
written in a confusing complex manner so that the average citizen
Traditional Marriage is under attack in our country.
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