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Babies saved at Boston-area abortion clinics:
For 2015:  14   2014:   60   2013:  61 

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


9-0 win on buffer zone! Click for court’s decision.

BUFFER ZONE SUPREME COURT HEARING: Go to the Supreme Court web site and click on “Oral Arguments,” followed by “Argument Transcript” or “Argument Oral”; the name of the case is McCullen v. Coakley.

S.2283: Buffer Zone replacement (“Dispersal”) law


Senate protects funding for Planned Parenthood

Deuteronomy: Choose Life - girl prays at P.P.

ABOVE: Girl at prayer (accompanied by many others) on Saturday, August 1 at Planned Parenthood, Boston.

MONDAY, AUG 3 - Senate Democrats filibustered the bill to defund Planned Parenthood. The Republicans lacked the 60 votes to effect cloture. Story on Lifenews.com.


SUN, AUG 2 - Today's Herald: State Rep. Lyons slams tissue sales; demands defunding of Planned Parenthood

State Rep. Lyons at Women Betrayed rally

State Rep. James Lyons (ABOVE) said he would like to see a court block Planned Parenthood from selling fetal tissue as alleged in recent videos circulated by an anti-abortion group, which has now been stopped from distributing more footage by a federal judge.

“It would seem that if there were an injunction that might need to be issued, it would be an injunction against Planned Parenthood for the sale of fetal organs to the highest bidder,” the Andover Republican told the Herald yesterday.


Women Betrayed rallies demand defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Women Betrayed banner at State House

Students for Life of America organized rallies in cities across America Tuesday, including Boston, demanding the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Were this a sane nation, such a minimal gesture would be automatic, regardless of whether or not they are selling body parts. Killing babies and corrupting youth are ample reasons to deprive them of our money.

We don't know how this series of Planned Parenthood video revelations will pan out, but the story deserves to be pushed to the limit.

There are moves under way, federally and in states, to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood.

But the Empire is striking back!

Our government is assuring us that there is nothing to this! The videos are “fraudulent,” deceptively edited by “extremists on the right,” according to the White House press secretary.

How does he know? Planned Parenthood told him!

As for our local Planned Parenthood, everything is AOK. No body part sales here. Attorney General Maura — “I stand with Planned Parenthood” — Healey told us so.

The whistleblowers, not Planned Parenthood, are under prosecution in California; and federally, the Obama Mob has ordered a Justice Department investigation of the producers of the video!

Speakers at rally

 

View of rally crowd

SUN, JULY 19 —  Pro-abortion journalist reconsidering after Planned Parenthood video: By decrying tone, Richards implies that what Nucatola said is OK. She just should have sugared it up some and perhaps not discussed it over a glass of Pinot.
    Sorry Cecile, not buying it. (Click for complete column.)


Excellent analysis by A.L.L. of Cecile Richards statement about the video.


Hannibal Lecter

Michelle Malkin: Hannibal Lecter ain’t got nothing on the profit-maximizing abortion ghoul caught on tape hawking aborted baby parts as she swilled wine and nibbled on a gourmet salad.


Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist: The Bad, Worse, and Ugly: Media Coverage of Planned Parenthood video.

It’s only been two years since the media struggled to even cover the story of Kermit Gosnell, the abortion doctor and serial murderer. After being shamed into covering the “local crime story” by readers and viewers who had requested coverage for years, the media offered a few mea culpas, and promised to improve coverage of the abortion topic and present the issue more fairly.

They have repeatedly failed, whether the story was cheerleading for late-term abortion supporter Wendy Davis, or accurately covering religious Americans opposition to paying for abortifacients.

This story, however, is so big that it is proceeding even against the wishes of the media and their brethren at Planned Parenthood. As the federal government and state governments prepare to truly investigate Planned Parenthood’s chop shops, let’s hope coverage improves mightily. (Click for full article.)


StemExpress, the California-based company that serves as a middleman between Planned Parenthood and the organizations that seek body parts harvested from aborted babies, once advertised bulk discounts for baby organs and body parts.


American Thinker: Dr. Nucatola’s callous inhumanity is the true face of Planned Parenthood.

SUN, JULY 12 -

NUMBER 14:

Ruth and Paul

Ruth (ABOVE) was there Saturday as a couple of young women exited Planned Parenthood in Boston. “She didn't do it,” said one of the women about her friend. Ruth had an extended conversation with them and made sure they had plenty of resource material before the pair went on their way. That's #14.


RIP John Cronin:

John Cronin

John Cronin, a pro-life soldier for many years, one of Operation Rescue's mainstays, died on the 4th of July. He had been in rehab following a heart attack several weeks ago. He was buried on July 10 in Immaculate Conception Cemetary in Lawrence, following a funeral Mass at Saint Michael's in North Andover.


SATURDAY, JUNE 20 - NUMBER 12: The first call came from Sean, then a second from Carmel, both of whom were at Women's Health Services in Brookline. The message: a child had been saved from abortion, confirmed by feedback from the couple.

NUMBER 13: At Planned Parenthood, a couple, including a visibly upset woman, entered the facility on June 20, but came out too soon for a surgical abortion to have been done, though they had indicated one had been scheduled. We count this as a saved baby but it looks to be quite temporary. Pray for the couple and child.


FRI, JUNE 12 - NUMBER 11: The Wednesday crew had a nice surprise this week (June 10). A woman passerby who took a rose from the pro-lifers (thanks to Frank, who buys them!), a short time later came back to thank them.
     Not for the rose, but for the sidewalk counselor who was there in front of Planned Parenthood in January, when she went in for her abortion appointment. The words, “You are a mother!” stuck in her mind. But she came out without having the abortion! Her baby is due in September / October area.
     After receiving cash and other gifts from the pro-lifers, she got a ride home from Pat. Nice work!


THU, MAY 28 - Two more children (#9 & 10) were spared death by abortion this week after they received, via a third party, Eleanor's card offering help and hope to pregnant women. One card came from an unidentified stranger who encountered a crying pregnant woman in a near-empty church. Another card was obtained by a woman from a sidewalk counselor outside of Planned Parenthood; she brought it home to her pregnant daughter.


MON, MAY 25 - MARRIAGE: Ireland is now the first nation to officially go “gay.”

A harbinger of worse to come, I fear, as the West continues to divorce itself from its Christian heritage.

But it did not start with homosexuality, as this insightful article from Crisis Magazine points out:

First, same-sex “marriage” and homosexuals did not kill marriage; they are merely picking over the carcass. Same-sex “marriage” is the direct result of precisely the divorce and cohabitation epidemics that this document tells us are less important. These brought the “abolition of marriage” and devalued it to the point that it became attractive to some homosexuals. Others have long warned that Christian leaders are shockingly silent on these matters, and their warnings now stand vindicated. Same-sex “marriage” is the logical result.

Click here to read the entire article.


MON, MAY 11 - Last week was a notable week. Thankfully, we had two saved babies; but also many lost children. As usual, the violence of abortion did not remain confined to the abortion facilities, but spilled over to the sidewalk, e.g., verbal threats and vile language.

But first, the good news. On Wednesday, a mother and father accompanied their 30-something daughter into Planned Parenthood. The mother took pro-life material from Eleanor: “Thank you. God bless.” They related that they had tried talking the daughter out of the abortion, without success - yet. After staying inside for about an hour, they - parents, daughter, and boyfriend - came out. They proceeded to congregate near their car, where the smiling daughter and boyfriend had a prolonged hug before they all drove away.

The verbal feedback was sketchy, but (1) there was not enough time for an abortion, and (2) body language indicated a happy outcome. So, we called it #7.

On Friday, Theresa and company spoke with a woman who came out of Planned Parenthood, who said she would not be having the abortion. “Do you need any help?” “No, I just changed my mind!” (#8)

On Friday, a couple walked across the lot of Women's Health Services in Brookline. Abruptly, the man shouted angrily that if we said anything, he would “knock you bleeding into the street,” or some such thing. We spoke anyway, offering help for mother and baby. He went into the facility, apparently preferring to direct his hostility to someone who couldn’t fight back.

Near Planned Parenthood, a woman - not a customer of Planned Parenthood - screamed angrily for a considerable time at Theresa, Connie, and Jane, all sidewalk counselors. She was especially aggravated at one of their signs, which says, “Stop all abortion!” Concerning the sign, the woman (or her demon) said: “That's evil!”

MON, APR 20 - Women's Health Services, Brookline. Saturday Carmel called again to report that a couple who left last week returned this week and had the abortion! Sad, but these things do happen. Sometimes a couple will decide against the abortion, only to go home to the same pressures that brought them there in the first place. So, the count reverts to 4.

THU, APR 16 - Eleanor was at Planned Parenthood on Wednesday morning and when a young man came out and asked her, “Do you have any quarters?” As they talked, Eleanor learned that his sister was there for an abortion, partly occasioned by the recent death of their parents.

    Fortunately, he was courteous enough to listen to Eleanor, who, in her own words, “got quite emotional,” and emphatically insisted that their sadness cannot be an excuse for destroying their mother's grandchild! The young man went back in and when he came out he was excited and accompanied by his sister, who had decided not to have the abortion! (#4)

Another saved life!  A woman stopped at Planned Parenthood this morning (Wednesday) to thank the assembled pro-lifers for their work.
     Her story is that 25 or more years ago, she was homeless and pregnant - and heading an abortion. But on the way into the facility she met some pro-lifers, decided against the abortion, and that was the start of turning her life around. She subsequently gave birth to another child.

WED, MAR 11 - Number 3 confirmed! On Monday, March 9 Eleanor accompanied the woman who had called her Saturday to her appointment at Pregnancy Help, where she viewed the ultrasound of her en utero child.

The woman got Eleanor's card - Providentially - when she told another woman that she was pregnant and thinking of an abortion. The other woman - a former client of Eleanor's - gave her Eleanor's card and said, “She will help you!” Eleanor and Pregnancy Help are doing just that.


TUE, FEB 17 - Baby saved today! (#2) Shortly after 7:30 AM a couple arrived at Women's Health Services in Brookline.

They approached one door of the building - an employees' entrance - which was locked. I called to them while holding our “Pregnant? Free help” sign.

Next, they tried the regular entrance. Locked, and no security guard.

So, they returned to their car, backed out, and headed toward the street.

Julie, another sidewalk counselor, had just arrived as they approached the driveway. They stopped and rolled down the window and chatted briefly with Julie (PHOTO ABOVE). Smiles and thumbs up from the couple! They took pro-life information and drove off.

“What did they say?”

Julie repeated what they told her: “If he hadn't been here we would have gone in!” Pretty humbling! - B.C.

ABOVE: The packed parking lot of the BUSY Women's Health Services abortion facility today. It was even busier Saturday! That's Julie, a sidewalk counselor, in the red jacket.
     The WHS dis-assembly line has customers in and out - out is via the back alley - in two hours or less!

TUE, JAN 27 - Is America hopeless? Breitbart headline: OBAMA APPROVAL RATING AT 50 PERCENT AS REPUBLICANS ABANDON IMMIGRATION CAMPAIGN PROMISES - State of the Union gives boost

WED, JAN 21 - The presidential impersonator gave his State of the Union (much worse!) speech tonight. But I'm not going to tire us with pondering that exercise.
     Instead, I call your attention to a national prayer breakfast of a few years ago, where he also gave a speech. But more important is the speech that preceded Obama's. It was delivered by Eric Metaxas, a name you should know. He is an author of biographies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce, among others.
     I encourage you to read the National Review article of Eric's speech - called "devastating" by NR - in which he graciously, but pointedly delivered a message about faith and the scandal of abortion. All while standing just feet from Obama!

FRI, JAN 9 - “Hi, Bill, this is Lorraine with a little bit of good news. Praise God, there was a save (#1) this morning! A man and a woman came out of Planned Parenthood and I was gonna offer them some Project Rachel literature. But the woman, with a big smile on her face, said, ‘No, we didn’t do it!’ I said, ‘Praise God!’ We had a little prayer together and they went off.
     “That’s the good news for today. Have a good day, Bill. God Bless.”

THU, JAN 8 - A viral video and the graphic language used by abortionists to describe late-term abortion. From an undercover video by Live Action, reported by LifeNews.com.

MON, JAN 5 - The year ended with baby #60, saved at Planned Parenthood on the morning of December 31. Mary, Eleanor, Ed, Sandy, and the rest of the usual suspects were on hand. Mary encountered the young woman outside of Planned Parenthood's door and offered her a rosary and pro-life material. After briefly conversing with her, Mary called Eleanor over. As Eleanor related later in a phone call from her car, the young woman, who already has two other children, decided against the abortion after seeing the ultrasound. Eleanor also inferred that religious convictions also played a part. The woman accepted Eleanor's card before leaving and promised to call her.


The PBS special After Tiller included material on Doctor Warren Hern. Here is some background information - which you may not have heard on the program - on one of the four subjects: Warren Hern of the Boulder Abortion Clinic (one of the very few facilities in the U.S. that uses the word “abortion” in its title).

According to Dr. Hern, pregnancy is “an illness.” In his own words: “Accordingly, the open recognition and legitimation of pregnancy as an illness would be consistent with the individual self-interest of those experiencing pregnancy, good standards of medical practice, and the continued survival of human and other species.” Click here to read his article on his web site.

Need we add that Dr. Hern offers treatment for this “illness”?

Warren Hern is an ultra-environmentalist. According to Dr. Hern, the human species has become a cancer on the planet! “[T]he human species is an example of a malignant ecotumor, an uncontrolled proliferation of a single species that threatens the existence of other species in their habitats.” Click for the full article.

Hern is the author of the book, Abortion Practice, a textbook on how to do abortions. It's the Middle East brought into the doctor's office. He describes in vivid detail the killing of the children in utero. For example, how the forceps is used to crush the “calvaria” (so clinical sounding!) - i.e., the skull; recalls Calvary, “which is called the skull.” He knows that his victim is dead when he observes the flow of brain tissue!

Further reference: http://www.drhern.com/ Look under "News and Publications."


FRI, AUG 1 - As expected, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the new buffer zone replacement law Wednesday afternoon, which gives police the authority to order people who block access to an abortion facility to move behind a line that is 25 feet from the entrance. The signing took place in a press conference, where Patrick was flanked by other abortion fanatics. Although the Supreme Court found, in McCullen v. Coakley, that the state had violated the First Amendment rights of civil rights activists by imposing a 35-foot buffer zone at the behest of Planned Parenthood, the agents of the state, i.e., AG Martha Coakley and former Planned Parenthood board member Deval Patrick, did not come to the defense of pro-lifers, who were the victims of this injustice, but instead formed (renewed, actually) a partnership with Planned Parenthood, who perpetrated the injustice in the first place. But that comes as no surprise, as they, also, promoted the buffer zone law.

Attorney Michael DePrimo, who represented the Eleanor McCullen et al. in their challenge of the buffer zone law, issued the following statement:

“The new buffer zone law is a backdoor attempt to interfere with the constitutional right of free speech in the service of women seeking abortion whose minds are not made up‚ women who are looking for the hope, help, love, and concrete aid offered by Eleanor McCullen and other peaceful sidewalk counselors. This new law chills life-saving speech by threatening massive civil fines for non-violent acts such as peacefully offering a leaflet of information to passersby on a public sidewalk.

“The reality is that individuals in the abortion industry have a business incentive to falsely characterize any attempt at pro-life communication on the public ways outside abortion clinics as a form of harassment or intimidation, no matter how peaceful. It is important for law enforcement to understand that momentary attempts at peaceful communication to offer hope, help and love are constitutionally protected expressive conduct, despite the legislature’s rejection of an amendment offered by Representative Jim Lyons that would have made that expressly clear.

“If a citizen is threatening public safety, he or she can be arrested under current state or federal law, and then enjoined by a judge based on evidence and testimony. The new law signed by the Governor ignores those common resources, and instead invites state censorship by enabling police to order peaceful citizens to stand on a 25-foot line for the remainder of the abortion clinic’s business hours. The new law is unconstitutional not only because it is vague and overbroad, but also because it purports to grant to law enforcement the power to issue a temporary restraining order‚a power that may only be exercised by courts.

“The first amendment protection of free speech cannot be placed behind painted lines. My client Eleanor McCullen and the other peaceful sidewalk counselors will continue to serve the women of Boston who deserve real alternatives to abortion. We will closely monitor law enforcement’s use of the new law to ensure that our clients’ peaceful exercise of first amendment rights is not infringed.”


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..


Obama and "uncaring" pro-lifers (American Spectator)

Krauthammer on Obama: From king of the world to dead in the water in six months.


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"


 

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Events

Regular pro-life events in Boston area  

Too few witnesses

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

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.

Barack Obama

  Obama on abortion:

http://obamawantsyou.com/mainpage.html

http://stoptheabortionagenda.com

Video of Obama speech to Planned Parenthood:
http://obamawantsyou.com/53seconds.html

 More on Obama:

Everything you need to know about Barack Obama

 

 

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