Pray for Hope
Oh, come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel That mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel!
The melancholy plainsong of this ancient pre-Christmas hymn is a perfect setting for a cry from the heart of the suffering and waiting nation of Israel. Once enslaved in Egypt and a millennium later taken in chains to Babylon, the Israelites had to wait and wait to see their destiny as a nation fulfilled. Finally God sent the liberator Moses to Egypt; He sent the Persian king Cyrus to enable some of the captive Jews to leave Babylon and return to their ancient land.
As you wait for Christmas this year, as you wait for God’s help in the stresses and pains of your life, as you wait for Christ to return and bring us Home, you can use pre-Christmas days not just for shopping or killing time till the festivities. Sing this hymn with confidence--God keeps his promises. Sing this hymn with hope--your future will be better than your past.
Rejoice! Emmanuel, “God with us,” came once in a manger as promised. Rejoice! Emmanuel comes to us now in His Word. Rejoice! Emmanuel will come soon to open heaven’s gates.
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14).
Please pray that all those young girls and their boyfriends who feel there is no hope would be able to hear the good news and that God’s people will lead them to receive Jesus and experience for themselves HE is their true hope!
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Unlicensed Abortionist Arrested in South CarolinaFOX Carolina 21
Sheriff’s deputies received quite a shock when they pulled over a vehicle on a South Carolina highway last week. Thinking they would find illegal drugs, instead they found bloody surgical implements – with tissue still attached – that had been used to conduct illegal “in home” abortions.
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright announced at a press conference on Friday that during a multi-jurisdictional traffic sweep called Operation Rolling Thunder, an unlicensed abortionist and his wife were arrested on drug charges while they are being investigated on charges of practicing without a license.
“We got a guy and a girl early in the week that was a traveling abortionist. He traveled around the state of South Carolina without a medical license, with drugs and with medical tools, performing in-home abortions,” Wright said. “So basically we got an illegal baby killer.”
He added, “It’s bad enough that somebody would use abortion as a means of birth control, but it’s worse when you do it illegal. The moms are already making, I think, a bad decision. Of course I don’t know everyone’s situation, we’ve just got to pray about it.”
“In any criminal enterprise, the mode of transportation is going to be the interstate. There are all kinds of things going up and down the highway,” said Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller, whose department participated in the joint operation that netted the arrests. “Had we not gotten anything else but getting that guy … it still would’ve been worth it.”
Mueller told reporters that they were seeking victims of the illegal abortion scheme, hoping someone would come forward so full charges could be brought.
Baby Parts Take Precedence
9 Women and Babies Hurt by Botched Abortions"Botched abortions are at an all time high with each additional abortion associated with an even higher death rate. Women who have had two abortions were 114% more likely to die during the abortion, and women had three or more abortions had a 192% increased risk of death. According to a recent study published by the European Journal of Public Health." says Dorothy Wallis.
In Houston, TX, nine ambulances have been seen leaving the Planned Parenthood Ambulatory Surgical Center from January to June. The 911 records have been obtained from the public records of 6 women rushed to the hospital because of hemorrhaging and a perforation of the uterus.
One of the 911 calls featured Tram Nguyen, who was worker caught selling baby eyes on the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. Nguyen explained to the 911 dispatcher the condition of the patient. “We have a patient who just had a medical procedure and she’s experiencing bleeding and needs to be transported to Ben Taub per our physician orders,” she said. “She has I.V. access so we need an ACLS-equipped ambulance, please.” I think this is odd that the president of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards failed to disclose this information to Congress.
Babies Feel Pain
I will never forget watching a baby screaming while she was being brutally aborted in the video "The Silent Scream", produced 31 years ago by Dr. Bernard Nathanson, former abortionist. When he allowed God to open his eyes, he became a Crusader for Life.
Since 1984 medical technology has proven that at 16 to 21 weeks, babies are capable of experiencing pain. Even at times as early as 8 to 10 weeks.
Not only can babies feel pain, God Himself called these babies by name! Many post aborted women are shocked when they understand this; and are grateful that The Lord forgives them, all they have to do is ask Him! Just like I did.
In addition to this medical fact, women die from abortion, no matter how far along they are in their pregnancy. At 21 weeks or more, the percentage increases to 91% more likely to die.
Yesterday was a disappointing day for the U.S. Senate, with six votes shy to stop the filibuster on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. I pray that before the Senate votes again on the Pain Capable Bill, that Mitch McConnel will show this video, so they can see that baby screaming and trying to get away from the suction apparatus.
The Silent Scream video is informative; there are some clips that are graphic. Therefore, if you watch it on YouTube, it may shock you and even make you cry. *This video has some graphic clips.
Mom's Premonition Saves Botched Abortion Victim's Life
On September 5th, Joan Pernicano caught video of an ambulance leaving an abortion clinic in San Diego, California with a very upset mother yelling as her daughter was loaded into the ambulance.
The mother called 911 when the abortionist Robert Santella and staff refused to do so. She tried to reach her daughter when she heard her calling to her in distress during the abortion, but the abortionist refused to allow her to go back to her daughter.
The mother didn't want her daughter to have the abortion and tried to talk her out of it, but when her daughter wouldn't change her mind, she went with her to the abortion clinic because she had a premonition that something would go wrong. The daughter spent eight days in the hospital, receiving a hysterectomy and being treated for infection. If it hadn't been for the mother, she likely would have bled to death.
Fox News Special : "Planned Parenthood - The Hidden Harvest"
Planned Parenthood - The Hidden Harvest Anchored by Shannon Bream Premieres September 4th at 10 PM EDT. Repeating on Saturday, September 5th at 1 AM EDT.
This summer, a series of 9 secretly recorded videos have exposed a business that kills Babies for profit to sell their parts and tissue. Already, a number of politicians have called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood, a primary target of the sting, while others support the organization and call this just another barrage in the War on Women. The Fox News Reporting special Planned Parenthood - The Hidden Harvest delves into the controversy, featuring exclusive new details about the making of those videos, and investigating an industry and field of scientific research that many didn't even know existed.
"The ninth undercover video of Planned Parenthood released by our colleagues at the Center for Medical Progress shows the tight financial relationship between abortion clinics and companies that buy the body parts of the babies killed there. This video focuses on the oldest such company, Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR) and its relationship with Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest. The interviews clearly attest to how the procurement companies pay the clinics, and how the sharing of personnel cements the relationship between the clinics and the procurement companies.
To deny the fact that Planned Parenthood sells body parts, alters the abortion procedure to do so, and is involved in this illegal activity at the highest corporate level, is now equivalent to asserting that our Polar regions are melting away. The facts are not only in these videos, but also in the letter that Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, wrote to Congress on August 27.
As Congress convenes again, the focus is on investigating Planned Parenthood and holding the organization accountable for its actions. Hopefully this will change the hearts of the “7” U.S. Senators to vote to defund Planned Parenthood that will sustain a presidential veto. Join me in praying that our elected officials will to do their job and stop this Hitlerish procedure on those poor babies.
Planned Parenthood Sells Babies to ABR that "Just Fell Out".
A 9th video was released yesterday morning by The Center for Medical Progress. This latest video catches a Planned Parenthood medical director discussing how the abortion company sells fully intact aborted babies — including one who “just fell out” of the womb.
This video focuses on Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR), the small and secretive company similar to StemExpress that has procured and sold baby body parts at Planned Parenthood clinics longer than any other organization.
Dr. Katharine Sheehan, a previous medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest tells undercover investigators posing as a new human biologic company that at Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest, “We have already a relationship with ABR. We’ve been using them for over 10 years, really a long time, just kind of renegotiated the contract.”
Cate Dyer, the CEO of rival fetal tissue procurement company StemExpress.
Perrin Larton, the Procurement Manager at ABR, is shown describing ABR’s baby tissue harvesting practice to a prospective buyer.
She explains of situations where there has been a great enough degree of cervical dilation to procure an intact fetus: “I literally have had women come in and they’ll go in the O.R. and they’re back out in 3 minutes, and I’m going, ‘What’s going on?’. She then proceeds to explain that as soon as the woman was prepped for the procedure, “It just fell out.”
It is crass and abhorrent when at one point in the video, Larton gives the undercover investigators two thumbs up — saying “We think that’s good” when baby parts are easily obtainable from fully intact aborted babies.
Planned Parenthood Admits to Illegal Activity
In a letter to Congress, Cecil Richards, President of Planned Parenthood of America, admits to selling aborted baby parts for $60 each. The letter also admits to altering their abortion procedures in order to salvage as much of the aborted baby's body as possible. Each of these actions is illegal.
Richards tries to explain away both of these admissions by stating that the $60 fee is a modest fee and that the alterations are clinical judgments and not a change of method. This is contradicted by the statements by medical director Deborah Nucatola in the first video on how she would discuss how to change the abortion procedures in order to obtain the desired organs she wanted to sell. When a tissue procurement organization such as StemExpress handles the dissection, packaging, and shipping of baby parts and all Planned Parenthood does is spend 10 minutes with the client consenting her, the $60 per baby part quickly adds up to illegal profiting.
Richards also claims that only 4 clinics have been selling aborted baby parts, but in the 8th unedited video StemExpress CEO states they work with more than 100 Abortion Clinics and half are Planned Parenthood. The video also confirms that they buy a lot of intact babies. These fully intact babies were likely born alive.
Failure to Hope
This is a TEXT message from Trina on August 9th at 12:18am : "I can't have a baby right now. I'm a failure. I have no money, boyfriend, or place to live. Right now I am staying with a friend because my job laid me off two weeks ago." Cindy, the CPC nurse, asked Trina permission to do an ultrasound so that they could know for sure IF she was pregnant. "You wouldn't want you to go through the procedure unnecessarily. A pregnancy test could show a false positive." At first Trina wouldn't even look at the ultrasound screen. "I can't watch I’m too afraid of what I will see. Don’t want to change my mind."
Cindy felt there was hope, she just needed to allow Trina the time to be able to consider her options and asked to test her for STDs. Trina replied “No”. Cindy cautioned her by explaining an untreated STD prior to the procedure could affect your reproductive health. She agreed to be tested and schedule for her return appointment in 2 days for her results.
When Trina arrived for her appointment, for her STD results, she asked for another ultrasound.
During the scan Sarah, the CPC nurse began to show Trina her beautiful baby. "Oh, look. This is a good shot of your babies face. LOOK, he’s wiggling his eyebrows. Your baby is the size of a lemon right now. His kidneys are functioning. Oh, look he's sucking his thumb!" Trina hesitantly looked at the screen while they talked about her baby. She said, "Wow, that's amazing! He's not what I expected." After the exam she hopped off the table into a comfortable chair, Trina asked a few questions. Sarah sensed that Trina wished she could start her life over again and said you can have a new LIFE in Jesus. Trina said "I'm not living right; not sure if God would care about me. I'm not capable of a good life; I’m a hopeless case." Sarah said, “You can have a good life in Christ! Jesus loves you very much, that’s why He returned to earth for you and me. He knows were not perfect He has good plans for us and is waiting to give us a hope and a future. That is the beauty of His forgiveness." Trina lifted her head and smiled and prayed to invite Christ into her heart. Two lives were saved that day. You with God saved these lives today; heaven surely is delighted! Please help us again by giving a LIFE gift; 100% goes into services to save girls like Trina babies.
Planned Parenthood Cuts Out Babies’ Hearts While They Are Still Beating!
It’s a horrible bombshell. The seventh video released this week features Holly O’Donnell, a licensed Phlebotomist who works for StemExpress discuss how the nation’s biggest abortion business harvesting the brain of an aborted baby who was still alive. Interestingly enough, StemExpress was partnered with Planned Parenthood up until last week, when it quietly announced it ended its relationship with the abortion corporation. The new video includes O’Donnell’s eyewitness description of the harrowing story of harvesting an intact brain from a late-term male unborn baby whose heart was still beating after the abortion.
“‘Do you want to see something kind of cool,’” O’Donnell says her supervisor asked her. “And she just taps the heart, and it starts beating.”
The Center for Medical Progress alleges that Planned Parenthood is likely breaking federal laws requiring that appropriate medical care and treatment be given to babies who survive abortions. State and federal law require that the same treatment be given to a baby born-alive after an abortion as to a normally delivered baby (1 U.S.C. 8, CA Health and Safety Code 123435). California law also prohibits any kind of experimentation on a baby with a discernible heartbeat (CA Health and Safety Code 123440).
The group also indicates StemExpress has been cited in published scientific literature as a source of fetal hearts used for Langendorff perfusion, which keeps a heart beating after it is excised from the body.
O’Donnell also tells how her StemExpress supervisor instructed her to cut through the face of the fetus in order to get the brain.
“I can’t even describe what that feels like,” she says.
The video also features recordings of Dr. Ben Van Handel, the Executive Director of Novogenix Laboratories, LLC, and also of Perrin Larton, Procurement Manager of Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR).
Van Handel admits, “There are times when, after the procedure is done that the heart actually is still beating,” and Larton describes abortions she has seen where the baby “was already in the vaginal canal whenever we put her in the stirrups, it just fell out.”
This newest expose’ video further confirms what Dr. Theresa Deisher, a world-renowned scientist in the field of stem cell research who holds patents after discovering adult stem cells in human hearts, said in a recent interview. Deisher helped the pro-life activists who spent three years recording undercover videos and capturing documents and information showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling aborted babies and their body parts.
She says she has reviewed the information the activists collected and she is making a disturbing claim that Planned Parenthood may be keeping some babies alive after the abortion procedure in order to better collect their organs for harvesting — such as their hearts.
“Biomedical companies prefer gestational ages of greater than 20 weeks for heart muscle,” she adds. “This is from reading their publications; so, I have always suspected that the babies in some of these cases were alive until their hearts were cut out.”
The federal law that technically prohibits the sale of aborted babies and their body parts was written by a pro-abortion Congressman decades ago and essentially spells out a process by which sellers of aborted baby body parts can meet certain criteria that allows the sales to be legal. That’s why a Colorado congressman has introduced legislation to totally ban the sales of aborted baby body parts.
Planned Parenthood has been caught in their lies. Holly O’Donnell, a licensed Phlebotomist who worked as a procurement technician for the fetal tissue company StemExpress, discusses in detail that Planned Parenthood did not always get the consent of mothers to sell baby body parts for profit.
In the video, O’Donnell also talks about, in detail, how Planned Parenthood worked closely with StemExpress in securing the baby parts for cash scheme.
“Federal laws on the procurement and use of human fetal tissue require that patients consent to the tissue donation subsequent to consenting to the abortion procedure (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).”
O’Donnell explained that Planned Parenthood gave StemExpress techs access to patient records and schedules so that the harvesting company could plan for the days when patient ‘supply’ would be highest. "They give you a sheet, and it’s everybody for that day, who’s coming in for an ultrasound, who’s coming in for an abortion, medical or a late-term abortion," O’Donnell explains. "Even patients just seeking a pregnancy test at Planned Parenthood were considered part of the supply. Pregnancy tests are potential pregnancies, therefore potential specimens. So it’s just taking advantage of the opportunities."
She stated that sometimes the techs would harvest fetal parts without obtaining consent from the patients: “If there was a higher gestation, and the technicians needed it, there were times when they would just take what they wanted. And these mothers don’t know. And there’s no way they would know.”
Planned Parenthood Selling "Fully Intact" Babies
A 5th shocking video was released on Tuesday that records a Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, discussing how the abortion business sells “fully intact” aborted babies. Planned Parenthood's method of "price gouging" the research organization when they find other organizations who are getting more per specimen clearly shows the profit Planned Parenthood is making off the selling of baby parts. Caution. This video is very graphic.
The video followed the voting on Monday in the Senate to defund Planned Parenthood. The Senate voted 53-46 on the cloture motion — failing to get the 60 votes needed to stop the Democratic filibuster against the defunding measure. View this video in is unedited entirety. Caution. This video is very graphic.
“Where we probably have an edge over other organizations, our organization has been doing research for many, many years,” explains Farrell. When researchers need a specific part from the aborted baby, Farrell says, “We bake that into our contract, and our protocol, that we follow this, so we deviate from our standard in order to do that.”
Asked specifically if this means Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast can change abortion procedures to supply intact specimens, Farrell affirms, “Some of our doctors in the past have projects and they’re collecting the specimens, so they do it in a way that they get the best specimens, so I know it can happen.”
The investigators ask Farrell how she will frame a contract in which they pay a higher price for higher quality baby body parts, and she replies, “We can work it out in the context of–obviously, the procedure itself is more complicated,” suggesting that “without having you cover the procedural cost” and paying for the abortion, the higher specimen price could be framed as “additional time, cost, administrative burden.”
Farrell also indicates to the investigators over lunch that the specimen sales from her department contribute significantly to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s overall finances: “I think everyone realizes, especially because my department contributes so much to the bottom line of our organization here, you know we’re one of the largest affiliates, our Research Department is the largest in the United States. Larger than any the other affiliates’ combined.”
At one point in the video, Planned Parenthood staff show off the body of a 20-week old twin baby aborted and sold for parts.
Desperate Husband Calls 911 to Save His Wife
A distraught husband recently on March 31, 2015 called for an ambulance for his 26-year old wife from a Bakersfield, California, abortion facility to the emergency room when she began to suffer respiratory distress he believed was caused by an allergic reaction to the anesthesia.
When he attempted to enter the clinic, he found the door locked. though he is clearly knocking on the door, the clinic workers refused to let him back in even though he explained he was on the line with 911 and that the dispatcher had asked to speak with them.
Many questions need to be answered to find out the reason the abortion staff failed to open the door for the husband and why they didn't call 911 themselves.
The abortionist was Karen Mann, who has worked in Bakersfield for only about three months. During that time, she has been responsible for a total of three medical emergencies, including this one.
“It is apparent that Mann did not want to call 911 for help with treatment that she was unprepared to provide. It is unacceptable to gamble with someone’s life in order to conceal a problem. This shows such a huge disregard for the lives of her patients that she isn’t fit to practice medicine,” said Troy Newman of Pro-Life Nation. “The husband’s treatment by abortion clinic staff was beyond the pale. Anyone with a loved one can understand why he was so upset. These are the outrageous and selfish acts of folks who just don’t care about people.”
Women seeking abortions from Texas may come to LA
The Baton Rouge Business Report, International Business Times, and Bloomberg News are reporting on the ruling that the federal court of appeals in Louisiana passed to refuse to suspend the previous ruling that would effectively shut down 10 of the 17 abortion clinics in Texas.
The federal court ruled that abortion facilities must meet the standards for “ambulatory surgical centers” and that their doctors must have the power to admit patients to local hospitals. The court said the states interest in safeguarding patient safety outweighs the inconvenience to women who must travel long distances to gain access to the procedure. Women’s rights activist intend to seek an emergency order from the U.S. Supreme Court to keep the clinics open that will be forced to shut their doors on July 1st.
These closures could result in Louisiana seeing an influx of women seeking abortions. About 9,900 people had abortions in Louisiana in 2014. As the laws in neighboring states have gotten stricter, Louisiana became one of two states where abortions increased in recent years, the Associated Press reported earlier this week; Michigan being the other state.
Last year, 225 more Texas residents had abortions in Louisiana than did in 2013, according to data from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. With 886 residents having procedures, Texans comprised about 9% of the overall abortions in Louisiana in 2014.
Louisiana, recently voted the most pro-life state in the nation, is also working hard to pass the same legislation to protect women.
Your support is greatly needed as the demand for services at the Care Pregnancy Clinic increases. The number of phone calls, texts, and emails from women seeking abortion or information on abortion has increased dramatically. As these women come into the CPC and see their babies on the ultrasound, lives are saved every day!
Killed Because She Wouldn't Abort
A Connecticut man has been found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and being an accessory to murder after hiring a hit man to kill his pregnant girlfriend when she refused to have an abortion.
21 year-old Shamari Jenkins, was shot in the back in the murder for hire scheme after her ex-boyfriend, 23-year-old Carlton “C.J.” Bryan hired a friend to murder his pregnant girlfriend.
Prosecutor Cathryn Krinitsky said that Bryan wanted Jenkins dead because she “previously decided to have an abortion but decided not to.” Bryan “did not want to be saddled with that child.”
According to reports, Jenkins, who was four months pregnant, was shot in the back of the shoulder as she sat in her vehicle in what Bryan orchestrated as a “high crime area” so police would not be suspicious of the shooting.
Bryan was in the passenger seat and was not hurt. The bullet hit Jenkins’ shoulder and traveled through her torso, police said. She and her unborn baby boy were pronounced dead at the hospital.
For his part in the murder, Bryan faces a potential life prison sentence. Sentencing is set for July 30.
Pain Capable Child Protection Act to go before the Senate next week
Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who is the lead sponsor of the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” which will ban abortion after 20 weeks has announced that he will introduce the measure next week in the Senate. The bill passed the House last month with a vote in favor of 242-184.
With an explosive reaction, Dr. Maureen Condic, who is Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, testified at the hearing that the unborn child is capable of reacting to pain as early as 8-10 weeks. This is when most abortions in America take place.
During the hearing on the last bill, former abortion practitioner Anthony Levatino told members of the committee the gruesome details of his former abortion practice and how he became pro-life following the tragic automobile accident of his child.
Late-term abortions after 20 weeks are not rare, as abortion advocates claim. At least 275 facilities offer abortions past 20 weeks fetal age.
Should the Senate approve the bill, President Barack Obama has issued a veto threat. But pro-life groups hope to use the measure as an election tool in 2016 in an attempt to wrest control of the White House and approve a pro-life president who will sign it into law.
Planned Parenthood Staffer Calls 911 in Panic After Botched Abortion: 'We Can't Stop the Bleeding'
Below this article you will find video footage of a woman who was transported to the hospital in Spokane, WA for hemorrhaging. "This is Angie from Planned Parenthood. We need an ambulance for a patient we can't get to stop bleeding." a Planned Parenthood caller told a 911 dispatcher. The Planned Parenthood worker was transferred to a Fire Department dispatcher who asked her what happened. The rest of the recording was redacted. Planned Parenthood in Spokane had no ability to treat this patient who suffered a common abortion complication. "Many women are not aware that free-standing abortion facilities cannot help them in the event of a medical emergency and that there will be delays in receiving emergency care." said Pro-Life Nation President Troy Newman.
Trial June 22 on Louisiana law requiring abortion docs to have hospital admitting privilegess
Finally, a long awaited decision to protect women from a brutal abortion industry has been decided. Post Roe v. Wade thousands of women are speaking out because now they personally know the truth about the abortion so-called "Choice" and saying “ I regret my abortion". U.S. District Judge John deGravelles from Baton Rouge ruled Tuesday that Louisiana's law requiring abortion clinic doctors to gain hospital admitting privileges could pose too great an obstacle to abortions even though there's a rational reason for the law.
Judge John deGravelles in Baton Rouge threw out part of a challenge to the law but refused to dismiss the entire lawsuit. He scheduled a trial for June 22-29 over the state's requirement for doctors performing abortions to be able to admit patients to a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics.
Abortion Clinic Luxurious Spa Offers Hot Tea and Robes
On April 21st, Carafem, a new abortion facility in Washington D.C., launched an ad campaign on YouTube that once again attempts to glamorize the horrific abortion procedure. Their 30-second video ad features three women who are trying to avoid using the word “abortion” when another woman interrupts their conversation and boldly says, “wait a minute, you guys are talking about abortion.” The video ends with Carafem’s motto, “Abortion. Yeah, we do that.”
Alabama Abortion Clinic Opens Across the Street From a Middle School, Pro-Life Bill Would Ban It
In Alabama, lawmakers have filed House Bill 527, which would ban abortion facilities from building within 2,000 feet of a public school or campus. If passed, the legislation could close down the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives Services (AWCRA) in Huntsville.
The bill states that the state health department “may not issue or renew a health center license to an abortion clinic or reproductive health center” within the 2,000 feet of a school. Sponsor of the legislation, Ed Henry (R-Hartselle), said, “It’s a very simple bill.” However, he acknowledged that he didn’t know it could close AWCRA.
He said, “I did not know it would impact closing (a clinic). (This bill had) been asked for by several of the pro-life groups around the state. To me, the whole atmosphere around abortion clinics is very unsettling, with protesters on both sides, and to me not something we need to have the children of Alabama subjected to. We regulate how close liquor stores can be to schools and churches.”
He added that he’s aware that the legislation could lead to lawsuits but doesn’t believe that should keep them from doing what is right.
Currently, the Huntsville abortion facility is located across the street from Edward H. White Middle School. According to the Times Daily, the facility administrator, Dalton Johnson, said they moved to that location after being forced out of a building in downtown Huntsville due to the 2013 Women’s Health and Safety Act. The legislation was initiated after there were multiple botched abortions in Alabama.
Johnson said, “Right now we are the only clinic in the whole state with a physician on staff that actually does the procedures and has admitting privileges at a hospital. If the ruling regarding physicians’ admitting privileges at clinics gets overturned, we would be the only one left in the entire state, and now they are coming at us with this legislation to try to close us down.” He also mentioned that they spent over a half a million dollars on on construction to meet the codes and requirements for licensure by the Alabama Department of Public Health.
He concluded, “We met the requirement (the Legislature) says deals with women’s safety and now they are going to try this. The sad thing about it is with the shortfall in the budget, where they are having problems keeping the state parks open, they are going to waste state resources on more lawsuits.”
As LifeNews previously reported, a survey of AWCRA was conducted on January 8-9, 2013, where inspectors found unsanitary conditions, expired drugs, and an uncalibrated ultrasound machine. AWCRA failed to clean medical equipment – including procedure tables – between patients. Additionally, one abortionist failed to provide women with an opportunity to view an ultrasound of their babies prior to an abortion, which is required by law.
Man Killed His Pregnant Girlfriend and Her Unborn Twins When She Refused an Abortion
Trial began this week in the stabbing death of a pregnant teen whose boyfriend allegedly killed her when she refused to have an abortion. 17-year-old Ryan Matthews (pictured right) is on trial for the murder of his 16-year-old pregnant girlfriend, Arrjiana Hill (pictured below). The girl’s younger brother found her murdered in her Texas home March of 2014.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Assistant Brazoria County District Attorney Travis Townsend told jurors he and fellow prosecutor Kurt Sistrunk would show that Matthews, 16 at the time, killed Hill at her family’s Pearland home during a tryst because he feared that his college and sports careers would be ruined if she gave birth.
According to Pearland, Texas police, Hill was pregnant with twins at the time of her death and a paternity analysis determined the Matthews was the father.
A local news report states that when Hill told Matthews that she missed her period he asked her if she “punched herself in the stomach.”
According to the police report at the time of the arrest, an examination of Matthews’ cellphone showed online searches relating to pregnancy, including how late a doctor could perform an abortion in Texas, how to cause a miscarriage and if having sex while pregnant is safe for the fetus.
Matthews texts Hill on Feb. 28, 2014, saying, “why risk our life’s education and my sports career?” by having a child.
He then urges her to have an abortion as one news outlet reports:
On February 26, according to prosecutors, Hill found out through a home test that she was pregnant. It was confirmed by doctors the next day.
Then, on February 28, Matthews texted Hill telling her to get an abortion saying, “…so it doesn’t **** up our lives.” Then March 6, according to investigators, Hill told Matthews she was pregnant with twins. Matthews responded, allegedly by text saying, “WTF? That’s not good news“, “I can’t belive this is **** – ing happing to me.” March 21, the day Hill died Matthews texted her and urged her to meet him after school for a sexual encounter at her house.
The Houston Chronicle reports what happened next: Hill sends the last text she will ever write at 1:41 p.m., telling Matthews she is with a coach.
The couple leave school together at 1:56 p.m. Video surveillance shows he is wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt, tan leather shoes and a multicolored backpack.
At 2:02 p.m. a car driven by a friend arrives at the guardhouse of the gated Lakes at Country Place community carrying Matthews and Hill. They are dropped off at Hill’s parents house at 3203 E. Cedar Hollow.
At 2:09 p.m. Matthews does a search on his cell phone for “Can you smash a baby in the womb?” and “Can you squish your baby in the womb.”
There is no activity on Matthews phone for the next 34 minutes. Matthews’ friend picks him up at 3:02 p.m.
Shortly after 4:22 p.m., Hill’s 13-year-old brother, Khistler, gets off a school bus and enters his home to find his parents’ room in shambles. He calls for his sister but gets no response, he testifies. Terrified, he calls his parents. His father discovers his daughter’s body in her room.
Matthews’ attorneys claim their client is innocent.
Matthews has been certified as an adult and has been charged with capital murder where he faces 40 years in prison if convicted.
Rape Victim Reunited With Daughter She Gave Up For Adoption 35 Years Ago
A woman who was raped at 15 was recently reunited with the daughter she gave up for adoption. Kathy Anderson held baby Katie just once in the hospital before she gave up custody of the child the day after giving birth. Anderson kept her pregnancy a secret from her parents until she went into labor. After Kathy Anderson gave up baby Katie, she was adopted by Bill and Cindy Young, a Minnesota couple. When Katie was 20, she moved to Arizona and began the search for her birth mother. Her adoptive parents helped her discover that she had two sisters living in Texas. “Bill, my dad, was my main supporter and did everything to help me, like calling all the schools in Texas, going through yearbooks, etc.,” Katie said. Kathy Anderson, now 50, recalls the moment she gave up Katie, now 35, for adoption as the “worst day of her life.” Kathy and Katie developed a bond almost instantly and wound up sharing a home after their reunion. Anderson said she gave birth to the “perfect little girl,” but doctors and social workers insisted that the baby be given up for adoption. Katie Wynn had this to say in a blog she authored for WE TV: “I’ve always wondered about my birth mother, who she was, what she looked like, if she thought of me on my birthday and if I looked like her. I would go thru spurts of wanting to find her and just feeling hopeless since I only had an extremely common name – Kathy Anderson.” Katie Wynn spent years looking through records for people named Kathy Anderson in the Garland and Dallas, Texas area. One day she received a phone call from her Aunt Shirley. The aunt said she had known about Katie’s birth family for many years and informed her that she had sisters named Alicia and Portia. While continuing her internet search for her birth mother, Katie stumbled across a website for Troy the Locator, a show that aids estranged relatives find one another. She talked to the producers, answering questions, and then a short time later, she was on her way to Austin to meet her family. “We all bonded instantly and strangely, it doesn’t feel like we were ever separated. I lived in Austin now with my mom, Kathy, I see my sisters a lot and I love it,” Katie Wynn said.”My adopted parents have been to Austin and stayed with us and are coming back in July for my 30th birthday! My advice to those searching for someone is to let down your guard and jump in. My life is now complete and every day I feel like I’m dreaming with my eyes wide open.” “I want to say I was 15 but I could have been a bit younger than that. I have an amnesia on some of the events. I was young and it wasn’t me saying, ‘I don’t want you.’ I wanted her. The choices were not really mine. My mother and everyone at the hospital were saying this would be the best decision for the baby and me. I felt like I had no choice. They felt it best to take the baby out of the room. However after some discussion, my mother, the nurses and the doctors finally brought her to the room. It was an instant bond. I cannot explain that baby smell. I can still so clearly see her face. It was the most beautiful little face I had ever seen. Having that baby leave and knowing I would never get to hold her again. That was tough.” Kathy Anderson is also a staunch pro-life advocate who has wanted to speak out about the “horrors of abortion” for a very long time.
Father of the Pro-Life Movement Dr. Jack Willke Passed away Friday 20th of February
We are deeply saddened to report that Dr. Jack Willke, president of Life Issues Institute, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, February 20. Dr. Willke is the past president of National Right to Life, and he was president of the Life Issues Institute and president emeritus, International Right to Life Federation. Willke and his late wife Barbara were considered as the first pro-life parents. They crossed the nation in the 1960’s and 1970’s teaching people about the fight for life and helping set up some of the first state and local Right to Life groups combating abortion before and after the infamous Roe v. Wade decision. Their educational materials have been responsible for educating millions on abortion and were translated into 32 languages. Bradley Mattes, executive director of the Life Issues Institute, said, "Words can't possibly express how sad we feel. Jack was almost 90, and we knew the time was approaching when he'd join his dear Barbara in heaven. But it's hard to say goodbye." Dorothy Wallis, president of Caring to Ministries, said, “Jack has been a mentor and a second father to countless in the fight to save lives. I can just imagine The Lord smiling on Dr. Willkie saying, ‘Well done my good and faithful servant.’." Dr. Willke often expressed that he did not expect to see the reversal of abortion in his lifetime. His dream of ending the brutality of abortion will ultimately be realized by those he and Barbara brought into the movement and trained. Bradley Mattes said, "I can only imagine the greeting Jack received in heaven. Millions of babies who he tirelessly worked to saved, joyfully welcoming him home." Dr. Willke was instrumental in creating what is now the modern-day Right to Life movement, and there is no telling how many people how been saved from abortions because of his direct efforts and the efforts of thousands and thousands of people who got involved in the pro-life movement because of his tireless efforts. He was the driving force behind the pro-life fight for so long, and his wisdom and moral clarity will be greatly missed.
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Past Abortion, Future Abortion?
Jasmine was a 22 year old student that was working part time at a fast food restaurant with part time hours. She had no worries, other than getting her homework in on time, until she found out that she was pregnant. Jasmine broke down immediately into tears because she was upset and angry due to the fact that this is not something that she would ever accept or love. Jasmine immediately considered that abortion would be the best thing. Jasmine had been pregnant previously and made the decision to abort her unborn child due to her past financial situations. Jasmine visited The Care Pregnancy Clinic and expressed her concerns with the CPC counselor and the pressures she had experienced in her previous abortion.
The Nurse Sarah at The Care Pregnancy Clinic showed genuine concern and encouraged Jasmine to push forward knowing that at times there would be difficult days ahead; but placing her faith in Jesus everything would eventually turn out for her good. The life affirming services provided benefited her greatly. Jasmine commented on her exit interview, “They don’t judge you, yet they encourage you in every way.” About two weeks passed and during that time the CPC staff was available to answer Jasmine’s questions which allowed her to reevaluate after receiving great support. She reflected on her life as she stared at the Bible given to her as an encouraging gift by the staff of CPC. She was grateful for everything that CPC had done for her. Jasmine got through everyday just fine, and as she celebrates the birth of her 4 month old son, Cannon. Jasmine’s life if forever blessed and we ask that you please pray that she will continue to have faith.