Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Premature baby allowed to die in a hospital in England, while mother watched

This is from an email I received from Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life. It is outrageous and is the kind of thing we could expect to see more of even in America if the "health care reform" is passed without explicit language against coverage of abortions. As Fr. frank wrote:

"If Congress passes "health care reform" without explicit protections for vulnerable human beings,

...it will institutionalize the culture of death in America!
Have you heard about Sarah Capewell and her son Jayden? You need to because their story is the story of what could happen to countless thousands of tiny boys and girls in America.

Not long ago Jayden Capewell was born prematurely at a hospital in Gorleston, England. At the time of his birth he was but 21 weeks, five days old and weighed just a few ounces.

But rather than give Jayden the medical care he needed in order to live - or even transfer him to a hospital that could take care of him - the doctors and nurses did nothing to help him because little Jayden was TWO DAYS under the limit set by the British government's National Health Service (NHS) rationing guidelines.You can just picture Jayden's mother frantically crying out for someone to help her baby. But no one did.

So for two hours Sarah rocked her tiny little boy ... until he finally died in her arms.

Make no mistake:

That scene will be repeated in hospitals all across America if health care reform passes without significant revisions!"

Saturday, September 19, 2009

URGENT petition to Father Jenkins, Notre Dame president: Please drop the charges

Hi all,

I received this email from America Needs Fatima concerning 88 pro-life advocates who face up to one year in jail and thousands of dollars in fines. Please follow the link in this email and sign the petition.

September 19, 2009

Please ask Father Jenkins at Notre Dame to drop the charges against 88 pro-life advocates who face up to one year in jail and thousands of dollars in fines.

Sign the "Drop the Charges" petition http://www.tfpstudentaction.net/campaigns/index.php?option=com_chronocontact&chronoformname=protest_1002

The 88 outspoken pro-lifers peacefully walked onto Notre Dame's campus in May to be the voice of the unborn -- when pro-abortion president Obama was honored there – and were arrested for trespassing.

Among those arrested were Fr. Norman Weslin, several nuns, Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" of Roe v. Wade, and Ambassador Alan Keyes.

Lifesitenews.com reports:

"While witnesses say pro-Obama protesters were allowed to roam free, the arrested individuals were singled out for displaying any pro-life message -- including slogans on the sanctity of life, photographs of aborted children, a large wooden cross, and images of Mary."

The double standard is rather shocking, isn't it?

You see, the University of Notre Dame, as the original complainant, has the choice to drop the charges pending against the 88 pro-lifers.

So kindly ask Notre Dame to drop the charges – sign here http://www.tfpstudentaction.net/campaigns/index.php?option=com_chronocontact&chronoformname=protest_1002

Your signature is very important right now because, according to reports, the president of the University of Notre Dame "has repeatedly refused to seek such leniency or even answer the pro-lifers' requests for dialogue." (Lifesitenews.com: 09-04-09)

If you have any comments, please send them along.

Until next time, thank you very much for joining this urgent petition and feel free to pass it along, post it on Facebook, on blogs, and help get the word out.


Robert E. Ritchie, Executive Director

Friday, September 18, 2009

Please sign this petition!

Today I received an email from the ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice), which reported that, "Congress is back in session, and there's troubling news to report: Congressional leaders have blatantly rejected our concerns regarding proposed health care reform legislation - the abortion exclusion and the public option amendments were voted down in committee. The only choice now is to kill the bill entirely - all five proposed versions in their current form." Please follow this link and sign the petition.


They Say, We Say

This is a congressional update from the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), issued on Friday, September 18, 2009, at 4 PM EDT. Please forward this update to any appropriate pro-life lists. For further information, visit the NRLC website at:

http://www.nrlc.org/ and http://www.stoptheabortionagenda.com/

They say, we say:Recent NRLC rebuttals to misinformationabout the pro-abortion health care bills

WASHINGTON (September 18, 2009) -- The pro-abortion public relations machine is in full throttle in support of the abortion-related components of the health care bills that are being pushed by the White House and top congressional Democrats.

1. A detailed outline of Senator Max Baucus' proposed health care bill was released on September 16. The proposal has many objectionable components pertaining to both abortion and rationing. The initial NRLC statement on the bill is here. A follow up release on the "death spiral" provision is here.

2. Over the last few days, a number of websites, including Huffington Post, The Hill, and RHRealityCheck.org, have published an essay by Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-Ca.) titled, "The Truth About the Capps Amendment." We recommend that you read the piece on RHRealityCheck.org, here. That site has a permissive comment policy, and NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson has challenged Rep. Capps in a detailed rebuttal.

3. The Baltimore Sun ran (twice!) an op ed by Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) President Cecile Richards, titled, "Plan Wouldn't Fund Abortion," most recently on September 13. A rebuttal by NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson titled "Planned Parenthood's Hidden Agenda on Health Reform" was submitted to the Sun but ignored. However, on September 16, the Winona (Mn.) Daily News, which also ran the original Richards piece, published the rebuttal, under the title "What Does Cecile Richards Really Want?," here.

4. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus did her bit for the Capps Amendment in a column that ran in the Post on September 9, and subsequently in some other papers. National Review Online published a rebuttal by NRLC's Douglas Johnson here, also on September 9.

5. Laurie Rubiner, vice president for public policy and advocacy for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), posted an essay titled "Bridging the Divide on Health Care for Women," dated September 9, 2009, on Daily Kos, and on RHRealityCheck.org, where a detailed rebuttal by NRLC's Douglas Johnson was posted, here.

6. Veteran pro-abortion activist Frances Kissling posted an essay on several websites, "Exploiting the Health Care Debate to Restrict Abortion." The thrust of Kissling's essay was that the pro-abortion side had already compromised enough and that no further concessions should be made to the right-to-life side. A rebuttal by NRLC's Douglas Johnson was posted on RHRealityCheck.org on September 16, here.

7. On September 11, http://www.politifact.com/ examined in detail, and rated as "True," the following statement by House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-Oh.): "During his quest for the presidency, now-President Obama declared that everyone deserves access to reproductive health care that includes abortion, and vowed that this 'right' would be at the heart of his health care reform plan if elected president." It is here.

8. In light of some of the press coverage of recent days, it is evident that NRLC's September 8 "duped media" advisory remains timely and should be required reading for journalists who are covering the congressional fight.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

On "the gap between Obama’s claims [about health care] and the agenda his administration is pursuing in Congress"

In a letter written by Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., President & CEO of Americans United for Life (AUL), she talks about President Obama's speech before Congress where he claims that no federal money will be used to fund abortions. But as Ms. Yoest points out, "he is throwing his support behind legislation that will equate abortion with basic health care."

Also in her letter she says the following:

"We reported on the President’s speech as it happened on the AUL Blog. Afterwards, we posted an official statement detailing the gap between Obama’s claims and the agenda his administration is pursuing in Congress, (emphasis mine) including this observation from AUL Action Staff Counsel Mary Harned:

"No matter how President Obama and Congress change the structure of the health care reform proposals — whether there is a public option, co-op, exchange, or the like — any legislation that provides government funding for health care must contain explicit language that excludes abortion. (emphasis mine)""

For more about this letter and the above mentioned blog please see the rest of her post at: http://action.aul.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=3181.0&dlv_id=6861

GET THE FACTS: Abortion IS funded by the federal government through proposed health care reform legislation

Health Care Bill - Government-Funded Abortion: How Congress gets from A to B

Send your friends, family, and co-workers this chart to show how government money will pay for abortions if the current health care reform legislation passes.


VOID the Abortion Mandate

Help prevent U.S. government money from funding abortions through health care reform

Help keep abortion OUT of health care. Tell Congress to “Void the Abortion Mandate”. Follow this link and make your voice heard. http://stoptheabortionmandate.com/

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Keep Abortion Out of Health Care

Please add your name to the Keep Abortion Out of Health Care petition and then let your friends know about efforts to mandate taxpayer-funded abortions as part of current health care proposals.

Keep Abortion Out of Health Care

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A good Pro-Life link showing the progress of development of a baby in the womb.

This is a great website with facts about the first 9 months of a baby's life in the womb, when life begins, foetal surgery and foetal pain, the baby's heartbeat, video clips and more.


Thursday, September 3, 2009


From the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). Please sign this important petition, which will be sent to your senators.

Congress: Remove abortion services from mandatory coverage!

'There’s a new and very troubling legislative development underway on Capitol Hill. Congress is pushing for national health care coverage — including mandatory coverage for abortions. Abortion would be considered a “health benefit” in both government and private insurance plans. This is outrageous! The American Center for Law and Justice is mobilizing and demanding that Congress insert a critical exemption — REMOVE abortion services from mandatory coverage. Stand with the ACLJ to keep abortion services out of national health care legislation. Please read the form below carefully and declare your membership with the ACLJ by adding your name to our Petition to Stop an Abortion Mandate.'