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Abortion clinic whistleblowers: click here: clinicworker.com


Babies saved at Boston-area abortion clinics:
For 2017:  28   2016:  34   2015:  25   2014:  60 

2013: 61,  2012: 74,  2011: 119,  2010: 74,  2009: 99,  2008: 85,
2007: 90,  2006: 80,  2005: 64,  2004: 65,  2003: 60

Sign our petition to Cardinal O’Malley:

  • To immediately rescind the ban on signature drives on Church property, which is undermining the pro-life cause in Massachusetts.
  • To publicly adhere to and immediately enforce the principle stated in Catholics in Political Life, which says, “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.”
Click here to read and sign.

SEPTEMBER 12 — A tearful young woman and her mother exited Planned Parenthood holding a printout of the ultrasound picture of her baby. Mary, a sidewalk counselor, spoke to her; the woman responded, “I’m due in February. I didn’t do it (abort the baby).” (#28) Eleanor came across the street and, after a brief exchange, they went off to Pregnancy Help.

AUGUST 18 — Baby saved (#27) at Planned Parenthood today (Friday)! Thanks to Jane, Theresa, and John who were there. The young pregnant woman affirmed to Theresa that she is definitely going to keep her baby!

AUGUST 13: FOUR MORE CHILDREN SAVED FROM ABORTION! The latest (#26) was at Harvard Street (Women’s Health) on Wednesday, August 9. Howard, a sidewalk counselor, spoke to a mother and daughter as they drove out of the lot. Unprompted, the mother said, “She changed her mind!”

THE OTHER THREE were on Saturday, August 5, also at WHS — a couple exited early and confirmed a changed mind — and Friday, August 4 at Planned Parenthood, which ultrasound revealed to be twins. Thanks be to God and to all who pray and work for Life!

JULY 10 — Baby #22 was saved on Saturday, July 8 at Women’s Health Services in Brookline. Jean (on left in background, with white dress) talked to a couple, who agreed to accompany her to Dunkin’ Donuts. Eleanor joined the conversation by phone, and this week they have an appointment at a crisis pregnancy center for an ultrasound and follow-up. Steve (foreground) was also at WHS that day.

Trump’s Warsaw speech: is he right?

by Pat Buchanan

The crucial question is not whether Trump is alone, but whether he is right. Has Trump read the crisis of the West correctly? Are his warnings valid? Is not the Obama-Merkel vision of a New World Order a utopian fantasy?

At the monument to the patriots of the Warsaw Uprising, Trump cited Poland as exemplar of how a great people behaves in a true national crisis.

When the Polish Pope, John Paul II, celebrated his first Mass in Victory Square in 1979, said Trump, “a million Polish men, women and children raised their voices in a single prayer. … ‘We want God.’ … Every Communist in Warsaw must have known that their oppressive system would soon come crashing down.” And so it did.

The crisis of the West today, said Trump, is akin to what Poland faced. For it is about the survival of a civilization, rooted in Christianity, that has made the greatest of all contributions to the ascent of man.

Trump professed confidence in the West’s will to survive. But whether the West still has the character seems an open question.

Christianity is more of a dying than a thriving faith on the Old Continent. And as the churches empty out, the mosques are going up. Before our eyes, the West is being remade.

Read complete column by Pat Buchanan.

Fathers and sons, praying during 40 Days for Life, which wrapped up on Passion Sunday, April 9.

MARCH 29 — ABOVE: Mary, Eleanor, and Ed speaking to a couple who exited Planned Parenthood Wednesday morning. The woman accepted a baby blanket from Mary and pro-life contact information. No abortion today, but she was still unresolved: “I don’t know what I’m going to do.” Pray for them! We’re counting this as NUMBER 9, despite the possibility of a reversion to death.

NUMBER 8: Earlier that same morning, Eleanor spoke with a couple walking toward Planned Parenthood.
“Where are you headed?”
“Planned Parenthood.”
“Oh, not good. They do abortions.”
     The man also did not want the abortion but the woman was insistent. So, they went in.
     Eleanor spoke with Mary and they decided to pray a Divine Mercy Chaplet. Ten minutes later: the couple came out! “We didn’t do it!” The formerly insistent woman now had a big smile and look of relief.

A mock abortion of Christ to celebrate “Women’s Day”

Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads.  ...The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. [Rev. 12:3-4]

“This act also shows what is at the foundation of the hard-core pro-abortion people. They hate the church, and they literally want to abort Jesus off the face of the earth in every manifestation of his presence today.” — Father Frank Pavone

Feminists in pink masks pretended to commit an abortion on a woman dressed as the Virgin Mary outside of a northern Argentina cathedral as part of an International Women’s Day protest earlier this month.
      A photo of the protest shows what looks like blood and body parts gushing from between the Virgin Mary’s legs, facilitated by the pink mask-wearing feminists. The woman dressed as the Virgin Mary holds a fist in the air. She appears to be smiling and wearing a rosary around her neck. 

Read complete article on LifeSiteNews.com.

Defund Planned Parenthood Battle Continues

SATURDAY, MARCH 4: While abortion fanatics gathered on Boston Common Saturday morning, pro-lifers were at Planned Parenthood’s abortion facility (ABOVE), continuing their observance of 40 Days for Life.

A Channel 5 crew came to Planned Parenthood Saturday, and Ruth, one of our sidewalk counselors, was interviewed, which was aired.

Judy, a sidewalk counselor, offers pro-life information to a passer-by.


Mayor Marty Walsh, Joe Kennedy III, and several other of the usual suspects gathered on the Boston Common Saturday, with a crowd of a few hundred, to demand your money to pay for abortions. Link to Boston Herald article.

Jim Lyons weighs in on Baker’s proposed state funding of Planned Parenthood

State Rep. Jim Lyons (R-Andover), shown here with his wife, Bernadette, a sidewalk counselor, wrote a column that appeared in the Sunday, March 5 Boston Herald. Here is the text:

As the nation’s leading abortion proponent and provider, Planned Parenthood benefits greatly from the media-friendly phrase “pro-choice.” Of course, the phrase “pro-choice.” has become little more than a market-tested euphemism for the widespread availability of abortion.

Obviously, Planned Parenthood has a range of offerings that extend beyond abortion. Yet, its extreme advocacy of abortion makes the private organization unacceptable to countless taxpaying Americans. In fact, Planned Parenthood has gone so far as to come under media scrutiny and government investigation for the repulsive activity of negotiating to sell the body parts of unborn babies. No wonder so many taxpayers rebel at the idea of paying for Planned Parenthood.

When it comes to taxpayer choice, however, Planned Parenthood flips completely. Taxpayers deserve no choices, no reprieve from the forced funding of an organization whose most egregious procedure many regard as ill-advised, repugnant, and the taking of a human life.

In a rare example of Washington wisdom, the politicians on Capitol Hill are planning to end public funding of Planned Parenthood, granting taxpayers the choice of deciding whether they wish to add their voluntary contributions. Those who choose to do so will remain at complete liberty to contribute as much as they desire; persons who object will no longer be mandated to subsidize any of its operations. One might think of it as the Taxpayer Liberation Act. What could be more “pro-choice”?

Apparently, Beacon Hill politicians, joined by their Planned Parenthood sponsors, oppose granting this choice to taxpayers. Seemingly, the only choice that matters belongs to a well-funded Planned Parenthood, so long as taxpayers pick up the tab.

And Planned Parenthood in Massachusetts is certainly not lacking in means. It rewards its president with a salary exceeding $287,000. Its top five executives tally well in excess of six figures and more than double the Massachusetts median household income of around $70,000. The vast majority of taxpayers will never see an annual salary approaching those figures.

Unfortunately, Gov. Charlie Baker has joined with many Democrats in promising to force state taxpayers to pony up for any slackening in federal largess for Planned Parenthood. They are punting an opportunity to demonstrate the meaning of choice. In this case, all persons should retain the right to choose whether or not to pay for Planned Parenthood.



JANUARY 7 — One of the Beautiful People stopped today to yell and curse at the assembled pro-lifers. Nothing original, of course. The usual litany of vitriol and illogic that issues from the Left in our various public forums these days. 

Although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened. 

Claiming to be wise, they became fools. 

. . . And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct. 

They were filled with all manner of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice.
 — Romans 1

DECEMBER 14: NUMBER 33 — Bill was at Women’s Health Services in Brookline Tuesday, December 13, with Mary Anne and Sean. A couple exited the facility in less than an hour — not enough time for an abortion — and the woman confirmed that she had changed her mind.

LGBT cancer in the federal bureaucracy
by Austin Ruse

As Donald Trump begins to staff his administration, his appointees should understand how deeply the ideologically-driven LGBTs have burrowed into permanent jobs in the permanent bureaucracy and how dangerous they are.

The new political appointees should also understand how this group and their allies have driven those who may disagree with their agenda either underground or from the federal bureaucracy altogether, and some even to jail.

And they should understand that this group is entrenched and determined not to give an inch in the territory they have gained under the incredibly radical Obama administration.

Link to complete article in Crisis Magazine.

Tyranny: the inevitable result of our society’s descent into moral chaos — Anthony Esolen

Hadley Arkes on Hobby Lobby

What do abortion, gay “marriage” and government-sanctioned illegal immigration have in common?  — Anthony Esolen

Contraception is a threat to national security!Demographic bankruptcy leads to financial bankruptcy, and financial bankruptcy heightens the risk of political collapse. And a bankrupt nation is at the mercy of its creditors and of opportunistic neighbors. So European society today is in grave danger. Click for the full column by Phil Lawler

Axis of Evil IV by Ray Neary (Renew America) — Planned Parenthood is the perfect example of a living lie. The organization derives millions of dollars annually, not from planning parenthood, but by assisting a mother to de-parent and doing the same to the father of a new member of our human family.

THU, NOV 25, 2010 —  Check out this revealing portrait of late-term abortionist Warren Hern and his Boulder Abortion Clinic from Esquire. It's a wonder it made it to print and that it is still online!

TUE, NOV 4, 2008 — “I doubt that he is the long-prophesied ruler of the world, but I also believe that he is a carrier of a deadly moral virus, indeed a kind of anti-apostle spreading concepts and agendas that are not only anti-Christ but anti-human as well.” —  Michael O'Brien on Barack: the Antichrist?

THU, FEB 17, 2005 -- Research vindicates Catholic teaching on marriage and contraception (Touchstone)

Why are things the way they are in the Boston archdiocese? One must be careful not to over-generalize, but we still believe there is a lot of insight  in Professor James Hitchcock's article, "Conservative Bishops, Liberal Results"


Help stop abortion funding in Masachusetts!

We will need 100,000 raw signatures to be sure of the 65,000+ certified signatures necessary to get our question on the ballot. Currently there are nearly three hundred volunteers signed up to collect signatures. Our goal is 1000 collectors!

To help in this effort:

(1) call Tom Harvey at (617)710-3616; or
(2) email Tom at tharveyesq@aol.com.

You can contribute $$ via check at:
Massachusetts Alliance to Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortions
P.O. Box 345
Arlington, MA 02474

Contribute online by clicking this link.

What happened to Catholic Health Care in Boston?

The Coalition to Save Catholic Health Care - a summary of their efforts by Chairman Ray Neary, assisted by John O'Gorman.

Sites of interest

Too few witnesses

BLOODMONEY, The Business of Abortion -- a documentary film that exposes the truth behind the Abortion Industry from the Pro-Life perspective.
     This film will examine the history of abortion in America, from the inception of Planned Parenthood and the profitability of abortion clinics, to Roe v. Wade, to the denial of when life begins, to the fight to save the lives of innocent babies, and the devastating effects it has had on the women that have had them.


Life Matters is televised live from the Boston Neighborhood Network studios in downtown Boston.  They have produced over 288 different half-hour shows, including many guests who are nationally renowned in the right-to-life community.  Life Matters is currently airing in over 124 Massachusetts cities and towns, and have over 30 shows on Youtube.com & blip.tv. LINK: http://www.lifematterstv.org/

New web site! http://www.numberofabortions.com/
This a page of real-time “abortion counters” intended to heighten awareness of the reality & magnitude of the Abortion Holocaust. This site is unique in having many different abortion counters on one page. There are other sites with a single counter and a number of those use out of date statistics.

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