Saturday, January 23, 2010

Eugenics - the evil root of abortion (

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 1/22/2010 4:40:00 AM

Maafa 21A documentary and expose' on the abortion business has caught the attention of some members of Congress.

The documentary, Maafa 21, traces the history of Planned Parenthood to its founder, Margaret Sanger, who believed in eugenics -- controlling and eliminating certain population groups, especially including minorities such as African-Americans. Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics produced the film. He says the project has proven itself effective after having been shown and discussed by a number of churches and media outlets.

Mark Crutcher"We're seeing committed people who are on the pro-choice side coming over saying, 'This thing has totally, completely turned me around on the abortion issue. I never knew any of this stuff was going on. I never knew anything about this eugenics and black genocide aspect of abortion,'" explains Crutcher. Full article.

Planned Parenthood Trains Ecuadorean Children to Inject Each Other with Contraceptives

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski

ECUADOR, January 22, 2010 ( - An article in Global Health magazine by Planned Parenthood vice president of international programs, Veena Siddharth, states that the world's biggest abortion promoter is now training children as young as 11 to inject their fellows with the abortifacient injectable birth-control drug Depo-Provera. Full article.

2010 'heartwarming' March for Life in DC

March for Life( According to the estimates, the annual March for Life attracted over 250,000 people yesterday, drawing wide participation in the rally against legalized abortion. Full article.

Analysis Shows 52 Million Abortions Since Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade Decision

Washington, DC ( -- Read any commentary on the contentious abortion debate and you'll likely find a wide variety of numbers attempting to estimate the number of abortions that have taken place since the Supreme Court's infamous Roe v. Wade abortion decision since 1973.

Now, a new analysis from the National Right to Life Committee based on hard data and estimates for the most recent years finds 52 million unborn children have been killed in abortion since the Roe decision. Full article.

Pro-Life Candidates Needed in Hawai'i

It's time for a change in our local and state government, a change that will promote life-affirming public policy. Pro-life, pro-family candidates are needed who will carry God’s agenda into the legislature.


If you are interested, or if you know of anyone who is God-fearing with a Biblical worldview... one who will uncompromisingly stand for God and for the common good, then please contact Hawaii Right to Life at or 585-8205.

Friday, January 22, 2010

The downside of risk reduction

Containing the STD epidemic by harm reduction robs people of hope that they can change their lives.

Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman sustained at least seven concussions over a twelve year NFL career. He brings a perspective few can to the long-term effects of head injuries on players. Aikman proposes a surprising remedy: “For years, I've said the best way to eliminate head injuries is to take away helmets. Players would be a lot less willing to jump in and stick their heads in if their noggins weren't protected. I used to say that tongue-in-cheek. But I'm starting to believe that's a pretty good idea.”

In other words, the helmet is a device that enables greater risk taking on the football field, even as it provides a measure of protection from any given highlight-reel collision between players bigger, stronger, and faster than ever before. Such hits would be exceedingly rare were it not for helmets. The net result is that there is, paradoxically, a greater level of head injuries in today’s game with helmets. Indeed, other commentators note that the rates of concussions are lower in the rough and tumble sport of rugby – whose players wear no helmet – than in American football.

If those claims are true, it lends further credence to the concept known in public health circles as “risk compensation” or “disinhibition”, which suggests that people respond to technical advances by exposing themselves to greater risk than they ordinarily would.

A similar dynamic stymies progress in containing the STD and HIV/AIDS epidemics that afflict us today. The World Bank’s AIDS experts acknowledge that greater risk taking occurs not only in response to preventive measures such as condoms, but also to advances in treatment such as antiretroviral therapy. The British Medical Journal called risk compensation the Achilles heel of HIV prevention. The pope (among others), however, is often rebuked when he expresses concern that condoms too often convey a false sense of security. Full article from

Suffering with dignity

We must find meaning in dying, to make it the last great act of living.

Missouri works to dodge abortion funding in healthcare bill

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 1/20/2010 6:20:00 AMBookmark and Share

Scott RuppA Missouri lawmaker is taking action to block possible federal abortion mandates that accompany the much-debated healthcare bill.

Republican State Senator Scott Rupp has introduced a bill that would protect his state from abortion mandates proposed in healthcare reform. He explains that the method of doing so is in accord with the U.S. Constitution.

"We're using the legal approach that we have within our states and within some of the provisions in the proposed federal health bill, so we do know that this is constitutional," he assures. "We do know that we do have the right to do this as a state, and this is the avenue in which we can block taxpayer funds being used to fund abortions if these health exchanges are created." Full article.

Legislation challenges assisted suicide

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 1/21/2010 6:00:00 AMBookmark and Share

Greg HinkleThe Montana legislature will be dealing with the subject of doctor-assisted suicide next session as one lawmaker has already taken action.

After the Montana Supreme Court legalized mercy killings and threw the decision back to the legislature, Republican Senator Greg Hinkle introduced a bill to ban it. He believes the measure would pass in the Senate, but the House is split 50/50. Full article.

Youth prepare to promote pro-life movement

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 1/20/2010 5:40:00 AMBookmark and Share

Rock for LifeRock for Life, a youth division of the American Life League, is taking an active role in pro-life activities in Washington as the annual March for Life draws near.

The youth division will be educating students on pro-life issues, and spokesman Jeff McClain says they will also be training youth to take a more active role. Full article.

Debunking Planned Parenthood's financial woes

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 1/21/2010 6:40:00 AM

Planned ParenthoodCalifornia Planned Parenthood pays its top executives extremely well while also claiming to receive insufficient funding for its patients.

Planned Parenthood has told California legislators that the clinic has to turn away as many as 10,000 people per month because they do not have sufficient funding. Meanwhile, California Catholic Daily has revealed that the state Planned Parenthood CEO is paid nearly $295,000 annually while others receive a salary in the $200,000 range. Also noteworthy are the benefit packages enjoyed by these well-paid executives.

"Planned Parenthood continues to pump and pump the hardworking taxpayers of this nation for more money when Planned Parenthood executives are taking home obscene salaries compared to most people who work for a living," comments Rita Diller, national director of Stop Planned Parenthood, or STOPP International. Full article.

Pro-Life Group Launches New Campaign to Expose Abortion Center Abuses

Wichita, KS ( -- Abortion centers and abortion practitioners have been their own worst enemy over the years by getting themselves closed down, thrown in jail or havening their medical licenses revoked for shoddy, unethical, and sometimes illegal practices. One pro-life group is hoping to add to the list.

Operation Rescue informed today that it is staring a new Abortion Whistleblower campaign designed to encourage current or former abortion facility staff to expose problems at their clinics or abortion practitioner abuses.

The pro-life group is willing to pay $10,000 to any whistleblower whose information leads to the arrest and conviction of abortion practitioners who are breaking the law.

Operation Rescue president Tory Newman says he knows that abortion centers will close down if whistleblowers come forward who will expose problems and abuses because so many abortion clinics have already run afoul of the law.

"We have yet to find an abortion clinic that complies with all laws," he told

"We are encouraging clinic workers, former abortion patients, or anyone else who has knowledge that crimes have committed been at abortion clinics to contact us immediately. Their information could literally save lives and earn them a $10,000 reward," Newman said. Full article.

New playing field

SUPREME COURT | A decision allowing corporations to spend money on politics will drastically change campaigning | Emily Belz


WASHINGTON—Just as newly elected Scott Brown was walking the halls of the Senate office buildings, the Supreme Court announced a decision that will have far-reaching implications for campaigns later this year.

“The impact of this case could dwarf the implications of Tuesday’s election,” said Michael Waldman, the executive director of the Brennan Center for Justice, who opposed the ruling.

After more than a year of deliberation and a second hearing in September, the high court ruled that corporations’ funding of campaigns should not be regulated, overturning its own precedents as well as laws like McCain-Feingold that restricted campaign spending. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, supported by Chief Justice John Roberts as well as Justices Sam Alito, Clarence Thomas, and Antonin Scalia. Full article.

‘Pause … reflect’

HEALTHCARE | After losing the election in Massachusetts, Democrats slow down their push for healthcare reform | Edward Lee Pitts


WASHINGTON—The shop-worn mantra “elections matter” continues to get its validation this week on Capitol Hill.

Now Scott Brown’s second victory after securing a U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts may be almost single-handily squashing healthcare reform as currently written by Democrats.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted to reporters Thursday that not enough Democrats support their quickest healthcare fix: bypassing the need for another Senate vote by simply passing the Senate bill in the House.

“Unease would be a gentle word with regards to the attitude of my colleagues toward the Senate bill,” Pelosi said. “I don’t see the votes for it at this time.” Full article.

Pro-Life Medical Group Responds to Planned Parenthood Exploiting Haiti for Money

Port-au-Prince, Haiti ( -- Immediately after the earthquake that devastated Haiti last week, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) used the crisis to solicit funds for its family planning clinics in the country.

At the same time, a pro-life medical team arrived in Port au Prince to provide emergency medical services and skilled birth attendants.

The responses highlight a rising dispute over the current United Nations (UN) program for reducing maternal mortality which puts fertility control first, a program in which Haiti has been a main target but has nonetheless maintained one of the world’s highest rates of maternal death. Full article.

Palin: pro-life people won't "get over" abortion because abortions hurt women

Washington, DC ( -- Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has a message for the mainstream media and abortion advocates. In a new note encouraging pro-life advocates at the March for Life, the former Alaska governor says pro-life people won't "get over" abortion because abortions hurt women.

Palin starts the message, shared with her more than one million fans on FaceBook, with encouragement for the hundreds of thousands at the March for Life.

"Tomorrow the 37th annual March for Life will occur in Washington, D.C. January is a tough month to schedule a march in Washington, but every year hundreds of thousands of everyday Americans from across our nation brave the cold weather on the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision to bear a positive witness to the culture of life," Palin writes. Full article.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Profoundly Disabled Kids Often Left to Die Says Parent

By Patrick B. Craine

EDMONTON, Alberta, January 20, 2010 ( – While Isaac and Rebecka May, the Canadian couple who arefighting for their new-born baby’s life, are awaiting a January 27th judgment on their petition for a 90-day injunction against their hospital's order to remove their baby Isaiah's ventilator, some advocates for the disabled are saying that what the May’s are experiencing is shockingly common in Canada.

According to Sam Sansalone, father of Katya Sansalone, who was born 8 years ago with full trisomy 13, in Canada “profoundly disabled kids are routinely – and intentionally – not treated with life-saving intervention.” Sansalone serves as co-chair of the Advisory Committee of Family to Family Connections at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, a family-centered care initiative recently launched in Southern Alberta.

He said that “the dynamic that we had to fight became very quickly and firmly entrenched as soon as we had a genetic diagnosis.” “The clear mandate, at least at that time, was that you don't save these disabled children's lives,” he continued. “You allow them to die – even though the needed interventions are exactly the same as would routinely and unquestionably be given to quote-unquote normal children.” Full article.

Katie Walker: Young, Committed, Articulate, Professional and Pro-Life

The new generation of pro-life leaders see their role as continuation of human rights struggle

By Hilary White

WASHINGTON, January 21, 2010 ( – Twenty-three year-old Katie Walker is part of the new generation of young pro-life activists who sees her work as part of the great continuity of centuries of human rights development in the western world. As the full-time public relations director for American Life League (ALL), Katie says that one of the “most striking” aspects of her work is the Personhood Movement, a major focus of ALL, and one that is reframing the issue for the public.

“We need to start looking at the pro-life movement as a human rights movement as an extension of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s,” Katie told in an interview Thursday.

“Anyone who has had an extended debate with a pro-abortion proponent knows that they recognise that the being in the womb is human. They know it’s a baby, but they don’t think it’s a person with the same dignity and equality and worth as you or I.”

Human rights, she said, is the “direction of the pro-life movement.” She namedWilliam Wilberforce, the heroes of the Civil Rights movement and the heroes of the abolitionist movement as the models for the new wave of pro-life activism.

“When you’re discussing this and you’re getting down to brass tacks with pro-aborts, and you’re in any kind of hard-core debate, it always comes down to the baby in the womb is not a human person because of either age, dependency level or location. These criteria have been used to justify slavery and all kinds of human rights abuses through the last couple of thousand years.

“If you look back historically, it is the same movement and the parallels are undeniable.”

Pro-life leaders need to shift their focus to present their position as one of a defence of human rights. With pro-abortion advocates, this “takes away their ammunition.” Full article.

Virtual March for Life

Dear Friends,

The Virtual March for Life is growing every second, and your response online in support of life has been nothing short of amazing.

We have also been encouraged to have the support of leaders like Senator John McCain, Governor Mike Huckabee, Governor Sarah Palin, Governor Rick Perry, House Republican Leader John Boehner, Rep. Mike Pence, Rep. Eric Cantor, Dr. James Dobson, Tony Perkins, Chairman Michael Steele, and many others. You can see their avatars on the website by clicking on Leaders Marching for Life.

Tomorrow we are going to offer you exclusive, interactive coverage of the March for Life. Thanks to our friends at the EWTN network, you’ll be able to watch via webcast, chat via Twitter – using the hashtag #march4life – and follow our live blog to receive constant updates on the March for Life.

If you are posting about the March for Life on Twitter, please append the hashtag of #march4life to all of your posts. This will ensure that all of the tweets show up on Virtual March for Life

We are excited to be able to offer this live website, and we need your help to make tomorrow’s ventures successful.

So please, get the word out!

Participating in the March for Life – whether in person or online – is very important with the healthcare bill moving forward on Capitol Hill. This is your chance to directly impact the debate in Congress. Your actions tomorrow will help show Congress that America does not want publicly-funded abortions.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Forward this email to all of your friends and invite them to participate in the Virtual March for Life, and then follow Friday’s events live at

2. Participate in the March for Life using the Twitter hashtag #march4life in your tweet.

3. You can also send a text message (SMS) from your phone. Send a text message to 87884 and include @wif15150 in the body of your message.

4. Become a fan of the Virtual March for Life on Facebook and also use the Facebook application to spread the word.

Thanks again for all of your support and for participating in the Virtual March for Life.

For life,

Charmaine Yoest


Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.
President & CEO

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Things that Make You Go Hmm....

"When you think about the First think it's highly overrated." --White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel

Editor's Note: The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guarantees the right of free expression; includes freedom of assembly and freedom of the press and freedom of religion and freedom of speech.

Former Fox News Anchor’s Mother Considered Abortion after Being Raped

This past Saturday, former Fox & Friends Weekend co-anchor Kelly Wright talked with Mike Huckabee on his Fox News show about his mother’s decision to give birth to him despite having conceived him in rape. Kelly made the appearance to promote his new book, “America’s Hope in Troubled Times.”

In his new book, Wright describes how his mother was raped when she was 16 years old, and how he was the result of that rape.

Calling the way he came into the world “very unique” Wright explained that in the summer of 1954 his mother had become close friends with the young wife of a pastor. One day, Wright’s mother went to her friend’s house to go shopping. However, her friend had already left, and when Wright’s mother entered the home of the pastor, he assaulted her...
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10 Reasons Why Abortion is Evil

Today abortion kills 1 baby every 20 seconds. That means by the time you finish reading this article, more than 30 innocent lives will be lost. God’s plan for them will be mercilessly ruined.

You cannot remain indifferent or idle before such immense human slaughter. Now is the time to act. The pro-life movement is gaining momentum. Many abortion clinics are closing their doors because of peaceful protests.

Here are ten compelling reasons why abortion is evil and must be opposed:

1. Abortion Offends God
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Roe IQ: Do You Really Know Roe?

January 22, 2010 marks the 37thanniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dramatically changed our nation.

In spite of its impact, the true understanding of Roe and what it accomplished remains relatively vague in the public consciousness. The ongoing debate over federal funding of abortion in the proposed health care legislation has demonstrated that Roe continues to be a contentious issue for many Americans. It is imperative that we, as citizens, understand the facts about what Roe does and does not do.

We have created the Roe IQ Test to measure the current awareness of
Roe and its effects, as well as to provide detailed information about the ruling. It only takes a few minutes to complete the test. Your answers and results will remain 100% confidential.

We hope you will take the IQ Test and invite your friends to do the same. If you think you know
Roe, we think you'll be surprised!

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Week puts focus on pro-life effort

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 1/18/2010 4:30:00 AM

Today kicks off Sanctity of Human Life Week, and pro-life groups are encouraging people to take a stand for the cause. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention, tells OneNewsNow that happenings in Washington are a solid reminder that America must stand firm for life.

"I think in the wake of the bills that have been passed in the Senate and the House -- [legislation] known as ObamaCare -- it's important that we remind people about the culture of death, because the culture of death is written all the way through those two bills," he says. That is related to federal funding of abortions and end-of-life issues. Full article.

Nun Need Apply

Martha Coakley deems Catholics unfit for hospital emergency rooms.

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, NRO Editor
National Review Online
January 16, 2010

Fans of Grey’s Anatomy may not realize it, but the original Seattle Grace was Mother Joseph of the Sisters of Providence. In 1858, she and her sisters established the first permanent hospital in the Northwest, the four-bed St. Joseph Hospital, after traveling some 6,000 miles before the age of frequent-flier miles.

(When I say “established,” by the way, I mean it quite literally. A historian described Mother Joseph — the daughter of a Quebec carriage maker — “striding across the ground near Fort Vancouver, Washington, hammer dangling from her belt like the sheriffs of the Old West carried their six-guns, and wielding a saw in her hand.” Similar stories from that period in our nations history abound, most of them recounted by the CEOs of America’s first hospitals, schools, and orphanages — all of them Catholic religious sisters.)

If Democrat Martha Coakley is elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday as the elected successor to Edward M. Kennedy, she might eventually encounter the statue of Mother Joseph that stands in National Statuary Hall. But Mother Joseph doesn’t belong in the U.S. Capitol, if you follow Martha Coakley’s thinking. Not if Mother Joseph wanted to run her hospital in accord with what her faith taught (and still teaches), what her life gave witness to, and what her habit represented. Full article.

Thousands March Against New Planned Parenthood Abortion Business in Houston

Houston, TX ( -- Thousands of pro-life advocates joined together to protest the massive new abortion business in Houston, Texas that appears to be the largest abortion facility of its kind in the nation. This six-story Planned Parenthood abortion "super center" is located in the middle of four minority neighborhoods.

The pro-life advocates -- representing people of all races -- decried Planned Parenthood for relocating to a former bank building next to three predominantly Hispanic and one African-American neighborhood.

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins was on hand to deliver an address.

"Planned Parenthood's Houston abortion super center will most likely become the prototype for so-called 'preventative care' centers under President Obama's health care plan," he warned.

He said that the government-run health care restructuring bill in Congress must be stopped or Planned Parethood will get more more for more centers.

"Make no mistake about it, the present health care bill gives bureaucrats in Washington great discretion in how they dole out funds and to what programs. Most of these decisions will be made by Kathleen Sebelius, the former governor of Kansas who has a record that made her the most pro-abortion governor in America," he said.

Local pro-life advocates said they didn't want a giant abortion business in their backyard.

"I grew up over here in this neighborhood," said Vickie Soliz of Houston, according to the Houston Chronicle. "That building used to be the old Sterling Bank. Nobody knew what they were putting in there. They wouldn't do this in Kingwood or The Woodlands."

Lou Engle, president of The Call, the group that spearheaded the protest, talked with about the event.

"Planned Parenthood is targeting these minority pro-family communities, both for their finances and the restriction of their populations," he said. Full article.

Martin Luther King Jr's Niece: Dream Includes Protecting Unborn From Abortion

Washington, DC ( -- On a day when Americans across the country are celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his desire to regard all people as Americans worthy of equal treatment, his niece says King's dream, if announced today, would also include protecting unborn children from abortion. Full article.

Secretary Clinton Announces 5-year Funding Push, Including Abortion

(NEW YORK – C-FAM) In Washington last week, United States (U.S.) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the United States would engage in a massive funding push over the next five years to promote “reproductive health care and family planning” as a “basic right” around the word. Clinton has previously stated for the record that this includes abortion. The plan includes potentially siphoning off funds currently directed towards fighting HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria. Full article.

Vanishing Females in Vietnam

Vincenzina Santoro
January 18, 2009

Is the women’s equality movement leading to the extinction of females? China’s coercive one-child policy is well known but other countries are freely expressing a population preference with similar dire consequences in the works.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is well known for the promotion of gender equality through “reproductive health and reproductive rights” and provides assistance to individual countries for many population related matters. Inter alia, the latter includes the financing of various studies to collect, analyze and disseminate population data. One such study Recent Increase in the Sex Ratio at Birth in Vietnam: A Review of Evidence [1] provided some astounding analysis relating to abortion consequences in Vietnam: a dynamic country with a population of 87 million – 14th highest in the world – with a 90% literacy rate and a fertility rate of 1.83 that is just below replacement (2.1). While these data were not in the Report, they form a useful background/perspective for the findings. Full article.

Do they want population control in Massachusetts?

15 January 2010 | Michael Cook

Tessa - It sounds like something from Indira Gandhi's ill-fated population control campaign in the 1970s: a woman enters hospital to deliver her baby and discovers afterwards that her tubes have been tied and that she will never have children again. But in happened in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 2006. Now 35-year-old Tessa Savicki is suing Baystate Medical Center, three doctors and two nurses, claiming that they violated her reproductive rights. Full article.

What’s PP doing on MLK Day?

Sheila Liaugminas | Monday, 18 January 2010

On the anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest civil rights leaders in history, who eloquently preached and fought for the sanctity of human life and the dignity of every human being, two stories that crossed my path struck me as jarring.

Planned Parenthood is sending condoms and birth control pills to Haiti.

“At the International Planned Parenthood secure giving web page, the abortion giant says PROFAMIL has been operating in Haiti since 1984 to provide “sexual and reproductive healthcare.”

“The group “educates the public about prevention and ensures widespread access to condoms” to “young people aged 10-25″ with “regular condom demonstrations.”

“In other words, Planned Parenthood is asking for money to help it pass out condoms and birth control to children who are looking for their next meal and medical care for injuries they and their family sustained in the earthquake.

“The Planned Parenthood Help Haiti fundraising site says its local affiliate “meets regularly with the Minister of Health to develop strategies for increasing access” to birth control and contraception and that the group regularly targets “rural communities where the people are totally isolated” and likely have little access to food and water now.”

Concerned Women for America president Wendy Wright said: “As corpses fill the streets and the world wonders how few Haitians will survive this crisis of mass proportions, Planned Parenthood’s goal is to reduce their numbers even more,”…

“Planned Parenthood exhibits its racist intentions again. If successful, Haitians would be denied the joy of children and the hope that their country will live on,” she added.” Full article.

Pro-Lifers Urged to Create Massive March for Life Presence in Lead-up to Health Vote

By Kathleen Gilbert

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 15, 2010 ( - In what may be the final days before the abortion-expanding health care bill is pushed through U.S. Congress, pro-life leaders are issuing a clarion call to all pro-life citizens of America to join the 2010 March for Life in order to deliver to Democrat leaders an unmistakably clear message against the heatlh care bill's abortion mandate. The March is set to take place next Friday, January 22. Full article.

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March for Life Hawai'i 2010

Pro-Life March in Dallas Attracts Thousands

By James Tillman

DALLAS, TEXAS, January 18, 2009 ( -- Thousands of Texans attended a rally and march in Dallas this Saturday, protesting legalized abortion and marking the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade through prayer and peaceful public witness.

The day began with a rosary prayed in front of a Dallas abortion facility, before turning to a special Mass with Bishop Jevin J. Farrell of Dallas and Bishop Kevin W. Vann of Fort Worth. About 2,500 people attended. Full article.

Confirmed: Tim Tebow Superbowl Ad Set to Run

By James Tillman

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, January 18, 2010 ( -- Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam Tebow, are set to appear in a pro-life Super Bowl ad run by Focus On The Family.

Focus on the Family has said the Tebows will share a personal story centered on the theme "Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life."

No details have been released regarding the content of the ad. Many consider it likely, however, that the ad will be related to Pam Tebow's decision to carry her son to term after she had contracted amoebic dysentery while she was serving as a Christian missionary in the Philippines. Doctors urged her to have an abortion because drugs she took to combat the disease might have affected her baby's development; she ignored their recommendation and gave birth a perfectly healthy child.

Tim Tebow, who was home schooled before becoming a college football star and is well known for marking his eye black with scriptural verses, has also been involved in his family's Christian ministry. Last year he made headlines when, in response to a reporter asking him if he was "saving himself" for marriage, he said that he was.

Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, said the ad comes in a time when "families need to be inspired." Full article.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

MS patient makes remarkable recovery with ethical adult stem cell treatment

An Australian man appears to have made a remarkable recovery from multiple sclerosis after receiving new stem cell treatment.

Ben Leahy, 20, was diagnosed with the disease in 2008 and ended up in intensive care at one point with respiratory failure after his condition deteriorated rapidly. He was in a wheelchair and also had sight problems when he underwent the procedure earlier this year but today he is walking and recovering well. Australian doctors removed stem cells from Ben's bone marrow, then used chemicals to destroy all the existing immune cells in the body before re-injecting his stem cells. Full article.

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March for Life Hawai'i 2010

March for Life Hawai'i 2010 will meet at the Hawai'i State Capitol Rotunda this Friday, January 22.

Come join hundreds of pastors, religious leaders, youth, church elders, friends and neighbors at this exciting event to show your respect for human life.

Events will start at 2:30 with a "Silent Siege" prayer vigil organized by

At 3:30, there will be a sign waving along the Beretania (St. Damian) side of the Capitol. Also during this time, attendees will be invited to browse the pro-life displays. Musician Malia Lee from St. Anthony of Padua Church will be ministering through music starting at 3:30, and hula will be offered by King's Cathedral O'ahu at 4:15.

The main program will kick off at 4:30 with a pro-life message from several speakers, including Father Marc Alexander and Bishop Larry Silva. The Knights of Columbus will be leading a march through the Capitol district immediately following the program at approximately 5:30pm.

After the march at 6:15pm, we will have a brief memorial prayer service in observation of lives lost to abortion. You will notice 1,000 luminaries placed on Capitol grounds in their memory as well.

Luminaries are available for purchase in advance by the Pearson Foundation's Pregnancy Problem Center, Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor's A Place for Women, and the Aloha Pregnancy Care and Counseling Centers. For a $5 charitable donation you can order a luminary that will be displayed in memory of someone whose life was touched by abortion - or for a childs life snuļ¬€ed out by abortion.

To order luminaries, please contact:

Ruth Prinzivalli (Pearson Foundation) at (808) 942-0328

Alana Ammons (Aloha Pregnancy Care & Counseling) at (808) 234-SAFE

Sue Skinner (A Place for Women) at (808) 678-3991

Event sponsored by:

Hawaii Right to Life

81 S. Hotel St. Suite 200B

Honolulu, HI 96813-3144

(808) 585-8205 |

Hawaii Family Forum / Hawaii Catholic Conference

6301 Pali Highway

Kaneohe, HI 96744

(808) 203-6704 |