Babies saved at Boston-area abortion clinics:
For 2015: 22
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.
replacement (“Dispersal”) law
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30
But first: Number 22!
BILL COTTER: On Wednesday, November 25, a couple in a Mercedes SUV approached the driveway of Women's Health Services in Brookline, but stopped before driveway, just in front of my 8-week preborn baby poster.
They turned in after a minute; I waved as they passed.
After exiting the vehicle, they approached door. I displayed my “Free Help” sign.
“Hi, can I talk with you a minute?” I asked.
Surprisingly, they walked over. I gave each a brochure, which they politely accepted. They both stood in front of me reading.
“Do you have an appointment today?”
“Yes,” came the answer. I explained that we offered free help for pregnant women. “Yes,” nodded the man, indicating that he understood. I got the impression they were of foreign extraction.
They turned back and entered WHS. About 10 minutes later I saw them walking out and back toward their car. I tapped Bill and said, “They're leaving.” They paused and hugged for a minute or two; I got the impression they were rejoicing.
They drove toward the exit and stopped at the sidewalk. The man rolled down the window and motioned me over.
“It is a wonderful thing that you are doing here,” he said to me. “You are having a big impact!”
Pointing to the woman, he said, “We are married and we have three children.”
He told me they had an appointment for an abortion, but decided not to do it.
“God bless you.”
“God bless you,” he said.
“Have a nice Thanksgiving.”
Another abortion shooting
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30 — Another opportunity for cultural conservatives to repent of their “extremism” and “poisonous rhetoric” and offer homage to the religion of Liberalism and its most un-blessed sacrament.
But first, one caveat: at this point the shooter’s motives are unclear, according to police and: “[W]e don't yet know if Planned Parenthood was in fact the target of this attack,” said Vicki Cowart, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains.
It’s noteworthy that the gunman reportedly shot from Planned Parenthood to the outside, and not into Planned Parenthood. On the other hand, he reportedly uttered to police, among other things, “No more baby parts.”
But let’s assume his motive was anti-abortion. The cause of this shooting is not “harsh anti-abortion rhetoric” — i.e., telling the truth about abortion — it is the harsh reality of abortion and the nature of violence.
Violence against the innocent inevitably invites counter-violence. Thus, the occasional lynch mob; not right, but not surprising.
Compounding the evil of abortion is the entire dishonest apparatus that supports it. Blatant lie after lie, unfazed by evidence to the contrary, no matter how compelling. A culture of lies, which are increasingly demanding and coercive, since they are more often now government lies.
As is typical of tyrannies, opponents of the government-abortion complex are branded as mentally ill, suffering from one or more “phobias.”
It should be obvious to any Christian who is paying attention that we are in the midst of a war of Light against Darkness. Men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one who does evil hates the light [John 3:19-20].
That’s why it is mostly useless to argue with hecklers on the street. Their problem is in the will, not the intellect. They are People of the Lie and don’t want to know the truth.
So, “Be not afraid.” Pro-lifers have nothing to apologize for regarding shootings.
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. — 1 Peter 4:12-14
Like others, this shooter reportedly is an eccentric, a loner. He has had prior criminal accusations: domestic violence and peeping tom charges; but no convictions.
The Associated Press reports that Robert Lewis Dear spent part of his time in North Carolina living “in a cabin with no electricity or running water.”
Curiously, his voter registration lists him as “unaffiliated female.” Since transgenders are now an officially Protected Class, this will not be mentioned as a contributing factor.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 — Inside Planned Parenthood, the waiting room was crowded, according to a young man who had accompanied his sister-in-law. He was surprised that women were laughing as they waited. (Perhaps their appointments were not for abortions.)
The sister-in-law reportedly was there only for counseling today. The young man was opposed to her having an abortion, and told her so, with encouragement from Carmel. Finally, around noon time the man and woman came out. The woman was smiling and said, “I’m keeping my baby!” Carmel talked with them for a bit, and they exchanged phone numbers before leaving.
NUMBER 21! Thanks be to God!!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10:
NATIONAL PLANNED PARENTHOOD PROTEST II
ABOVE: “At the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth, and under the earth” — Phil. 2:10.
About 130 people were present at the Boston Planned Parenthood for the monthly Rosary vigil, which constituted the first part of the observance.
The Rosary was followed by several speakers: Kris Mineau, President Emeritus of Mass. Family Institute, gave an impassioned speech contrasting the religious principles underpinning our founding documents with (1) the worldview of Planned Parenthood’s founder, and (2) their current practices, which are revealed in the videos from the Center for Medical Progress.
Tom Harvey promoted his petition to end state abortion funding via a constitutional amendment.
Two post-abortive women gave from-the-heart testimonies. The first was by Petra, who was followed by Kathy Hill, the new Massachusetts coordinator of Silent No More Awareness, a ministry for post-abortion healing.
Father Michael McNamara of Servants of Christ Ministries concluded the morning with prayer and preaching: he had some powerful words in opposition to the deception and enslavement inherent in the Culture of Death, including an invitation to the opposition to abandon their futile enterprise and seek the Mercy and Forgiveness of God.
SEPTEMBER 25: NUMBER 20: Theresa reported that a mother and daughter were at Planned Parenthood
Friday for the daughter’s abortion (because of boyfriend’s pressure). They came out
and the mother told Theresa, “She couldn’t do it.” They said thanks, but
they did not need help, so they went on their way.
SEPTEMBER 23: NUMBER 19: Carmel and Jean spoke to a couple that came out of Women's Health
Services Saturday, September 19 in Brookline. They confirmed that they had definitely decided
against the abortion! (#19)
Another couple also left early, but we have no definite word on their situation.
SEPTEMBER 16: NEW Planned Parenthood video released!
The Center for Medical Progress has released another in a series of
secret videos, this time involving more top Planned Parenthood executives discussing
the sale of aborted baby body parts — for a profit.
Federal law bars selling for profit the tissue or body parts from aborted infants.
Jim Sedlak of American Life League says he has no doubt the videos prove the law has been broken.
September 15: Rush Limbaugh . . .
The Washington Establishment Hears You, Folks — But They Don’t Care
RUSH: This is Ken in Livonia, Michigan. Great to have you. You’re up first today, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Yes, sir. Thanks for taking my call.
CALLER: I want to address why I’m supporting Donald Trump and why others are supporting
Donald Trump. I happen to be an independent conservative, a Constitutionalist. I identify myself as
a Christian who’s pro-life who holds to traditional biblical view of marriage. The reason
I’m supporting Trump is because the establishment of the GOP, the leadership of the GOP,
despises people like me.
They are against candidates that share my values,
my views. Also, the leadership of the GOP clearly believes in
big, bloated government; it is becoming the opposite side
of the coin with the Democratic Party. They don’t show opposition to what Obama and
the Democrats are doing.
And so here comes Donald Trump. Is he a conservative, Rush? I don’t believe so.
But he is the only candidate, Rush, that I see can stop the establishment of the GOP’s preferred candidate,
RUSH: Okay, we’ve nailed why people supporting Trump. There’s one other aspect to it. Trump has no
fingerprints on anything that is happening in Washington. People inside the Beltway, both
parties, a lot of people think they’re tone deaf or they’re
out of touch. They’re not out of touch.
They know exactly how much you hate what they’re doing. They know how much everybody hates
what they’re doing. It doesn’t matter anymore. It used
to matter what voters think. It’s relatively new that it doesn’t matter at all what voters think,
other than at election time. That’s where they care to make you think that they are going
to accede to your wishes during the campaign. They get elected, and they never do anymore.
They don’t even pay lip service anymore to public opinion, voter opinion or what have you.
It is clear a new set of rules is governing the establishment, and it’s money. It’s called
a donor class or whatever. And people on the Republican side are simply fed up. They figured out
they’ve got two landslide midterm elections giving the Republicans everything they said they
needed to stop Obama, and they haven’t made move one to stop Obama, and in many cases are
going along and trying to assist Obama.
So here comes Trump.
No doubt much of the stampede of Republican voters toward Mr. Trump is based on their disgust
with the Republican establishment. The fact that the next two biggest vote-getters
in the polls are also complete outsiders — Dr. Ben Carson and Ms. Carly
Fiorina — reinforces the idea that this is a protest.
It is easy to understand why there would be pent-up resentments among Republican
voters. But are elections held for the purpose of venting emotions?
People have heard one too many times that the Republican Party, if it regains
control, will turn things around. Republicans have been so timid in opposing Obama’s
agenda that many have quit believing they’ll reverse this madness if they acquire full control.
Along comes Trump, who gives voice to these legitimate grievances instead of calling
people racist, selfish or hysterical. He emphasizes the urgency of these problems, and he
denounces the status quo, the establishment, Washington inertia and political correctness without an
ounce of apology. People are dehydrated, and he’s their Gatorade.
Whether Trump could or would deliver on his promises is one thing, but the establishment’s
arrogant failure to acknowledge, let alone decry the horror of, the status quo is his lifeblood.
Ted Cruz is once again talking about government shutdown. This time it
is about funding for Planned Parenthood.
And once again it is not going over well with some in his party.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called a strategy to withhold
funding for the federal government unless taxpayer funds are pulled from Planned
Parenthood an "exercise in futility."
The fiscal year for the federal budget ends Sept. 30. Without a continuing
resolution authorizing ongoing funding, the government shuts down. Ted Cruz wants to
hold that continuing resolution hostage to stop Planned Parenthood funding.
Web site: http://www.cwfpac.com/
Europe’s Refugee Crisis
The refugee crisis bedeviling Europe has dominated headlines for the past week. European nations are struggling to manage the flood of humanity and they have responded in varying ways. Last week, President Obama committed America to taking in 10,000 more refugees from Syria, but there are hints the figure could be closer to 100,000.
Here are some brief observations on this crisis:
The media are focusing on women and children, but according to one U.N. report, 72% of the "refugees" are men. That is totally different from any refugee experience in modern history.
Many are leaving camps in Turkey, where there is no fighting. Given that the vast majority are men, some now question whether these refugees are actually migrants looking for work.
In a brilliant column, Walter Russell Mead writes that the current crisis represents the collision of two great failures: The failure of the Islamic world to adequately govern itself and the failure of Western Civilization to adequately define and defend itself.
Some European voices are beginning to question the wisdom of admitting millions of Muslims. Most of those voices are coming from Eastern Europe, which experienced a long occupation under Soviet communism. In recent years, these nations have begun reasserting their Christian roots. Now they are asking fellow Europeans if they have thought about the consequences of this mass migration.
Hungary is a good example of this. It has launched an emergency project to build a border fence, protecting it from the influx coming through Serbia. They are going so far as to take prisoners out of the jails and turning them into chain gangs to finish the fence as quickly as possible.
By the way, Israel is also building a security fence to protect its people.
These steps are not outrageous. This is by definition what a nation does to protect its territorial integrity and its citizens. Nations, not those trying to enter them, decide who and how many get to enter.
What Is Happening?
The Washington political establishment largely views immigration as an economic issue. In their view, more workers, no matter where they come from, equal more taxpayers and greater economic growth.
Many on the left and even some on the right see immigration as a humanitarian issue — whether they support open borders or feel compelled to support immigration out of a sense of compassion.
I think the issue is far more complex. Regular readers of this report know that, in this post-9/11 world, I view border security and immigration policy as essential elements of national security.
So with that understanding, let me give you a few updates on the refugee crisis now confronting Europe.
British Prime Minister David Cameron announced last week that his country would accept 20,000 Syrian refugees. This week he made a surprise visit to a refugee camp in Lebanon. What he learned there should concern everyone.
The Lebanese education minister told Cameron that two out of every 100 Syrian migrants are ISIS fighters being sent "under cover" to attack the West. "It’s a very dangerous situation and the world should wake up and do something about that," Elias Bousaab said. "ISIS will not stop at the border with Lebanon."
Let’s do the math. Cameron is willing to bring 20,000 refugees into England. If two out of every 100 are ISIS fighters, that’s 20 out of 1,000, 200 out of 10,000. So the prime minister, undoubtedly acting out of the goodness of his heart, could be importing 400 ISIS fighters into Great Britain.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced recently that her country would take 800,000 refugees. If Minister Bousaab is correct, that means as many as 16,000 ISIS fighters could be coming into Germany.
That may be the tip of the iceberg. A recent survey found that more than one-fifth of Syrians support ISIS.
Something serious is happening.
In the past few days, Germany abruptly reversed course, reimposing border controls. According to CNN, the German interior minister declared that the border controls were "urgently necessary for security reasons."
One German official said yesterday, "At least a quarter of those refugees allegedly coming from Syria are not from Syria, but from other Arab or African countries."
In addition, German authorities do know that radical Islamists already there are trying to recruit jihadists from the newly arrived refugees. Remember, we reported a few days ago that more than 70% of the refugees are men -- not women and children.
In recent days, several readers have engaged me with questions about compassion and considering Muslim refugees as a "mission field." No doubt many others are asking themselves, "What would Jesus do?"
As I wrote yesterday, I believe we should take in refugees — especially the Christians of the Middle East who are facing unimaginable persecution. I can safely say that if relocated to America, they will not be engaging in jihad.
I can also confidently say that while Jesus would want us to act compassionately, there is nothing in his teaching that requires countries to commit suicide. The New Testament teaches Christians that governments are instituted by God to protect the innocent.
Therefore, our government, when considering its immigration and refugee policies, should act in ways that protect Americans as well as those we are trying to help. Open borders that permit convicted criminals to walk in and massive levels of immigration from hostile countries are contrary to that mandate.
I do not believe that the Bible commands us to do things that jeopardize our security, putting more lives at risk. We must address these issues with far more prudence and common sense than is being demonstrated in Washington, D.C., or, seemingly, in Europe.
Al Qaeda & Iran
The Islamic Republic of Iran is once again earning its title as the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism after it released five Al Qaeda leaders from detention.
Western intelligence agencies are on alert, warning, "the release by Iran of senior al Qaeda commanders and operatives represents a significant threat. These are dangerous and experienced operatives with a proven track record in executing deadly terror attacks."
One of the freed terrorists is Saif al Adel. According to an intelligence report cited in British media, Adel participated in the attacks against U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania and the abduction of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Another, Abu al Kheir al Masri, was so important to Al Qaeda that prior to his detention he was viewed as a possible successor to Osama bin Laden.
You may be thinking that Shiite Iran wouldn’t dare release these Sunni Al Qaeda extremists. But that misses the bigger picture: Iran and Al Qaeda have an understanding that the West is a common enemy. Osama bin Laden obviously shared the ayatollah’s view of America as "the great Satan."
We know of this understanding from documents captured in Osama bin Laden’s compound.
Moreover, the Obama Administration frequently pointed to various interactions between Al Qaeda and Iran. Of course, that was when it used to support sanctions against the Islamic Republic because of its terrorist activities.
But thanks to President Obama’s nuclear deal and the Democrats in Congress who voted for it, the tyrants in Tehran will be getting as much as $100 billion in sanctions relief to fund Hamas and Hezbollah.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 4: From MassResistance . . .
Clerk Kim Davis jailed — as the post-“gay marriage”
revolution ratchets up!
- Article in pro-“gay” magazine outlines what’s in store for America.
- County Clerk Kim Davis turned down homosexual couple seeking marriage license.
Abortionist Laurent Delli-Bovi used baby brains – aborted
because they had Downs Syndrome – in research!
National Protest of Planned Parenthood . . .
300 at Boston protest!
350 in Worcester!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22: It was a day of prayer, song, and righteous indignation
outside of Boston's Planned Parenthood. Surprisingly, we got media coverage,
and some of it was good! (In particular, NECN and WBUR. See the links below.)
The pertinent points of Saturday's protest were captured in the talks by State Rep Jim Lyons and C.J. Doyle,
Executive Director of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts. Fortunately, we have video of them both:
VIDEO of State Rep. Jim Lyons (6 min)
VIDEO of C.J. Doyle (6 min)
A special thanks goes to Rita and John Russo (40 Days for Life) and to the men of God who led us in prayer, among them
Father McNamara of Servants of Christ (ABOVE); Deacon George Escotto of St. Patrick’s Parish, Lawrence; and
several Franciscans of the Primitive Observance (FPO) in Boston (BELOW).
The Washington Post covered this nationwide protest: Monica Miller, the director
of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, one of the participating groups, said that
previous protests have drawn thousands (e.g., March for Life), but hundreds of simultaneous
protests have never taken place on the same day.
“We want to draw attention to the injustice of legalized abortion,” she said.
“The American public needs to be awakened to the atrocity of what is happening to
innocent unborn children.”
The Harms Report — resembles The Drudge Report —
LOTS of news on this and many other pro-life matters of concern.
VIDEO of State Rep. Jim Lyons, 6 min (ABOVE with wife, Bernadette)
VIDEO of C.J. Doyle, 6 min (ABOVE)
LINKS to media coverage of Protest:
New England Cable News video and text
WBUR-FM Radio coverage (text and 2 min audio)
Boston Herald article
Catholic Free Press coverage of Worcester rally
ABOVE: Barbara Bell with pro-life friend.
Today’s Globe has an article on how the exposure of Planned Parenthood’s
body parts sales has brought heat to bear on those oh-so-detached laborers in the science vineyard, who
find it difficult to come by body parts, customarily gotten from “local hospitals after fetuses had been aborted
or otherwise died in utero.”
Here’s the quote that distills the essence of this exercise in “progress”:
“For me,” she said, “it’s purely a scientific issue, not a moral one.” In
other words, we should proceed as if God does not exist — while “respecting”
those who disagree, as long as they fork over their tax dollars.
NUMBER 18: Another baby was saved from abortion Tuesday, August 11 at Women’s
Health Services in Brookline. Thanks to Julie, Noreen, and Sean and everyone praying for this work.
I do not cease to give thanks for you,
remembering you in my prayers [Eph. 1:16].
NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
10:00 am - 12 noon
WHERE: Planned Parenthood
1055 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
There are now more than 300 cities involved in this protest!
And more than 50 pro-life organizations!
We are hoping for major media coverage.
Though most of the media prefer to ignore this major scandal about Planned Parenthood.
Despite the videos, that even Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards acknowledges
are real (though she did not like “the tone”!).
And now we have a seventh video, depicting an interview with a Stem Express
employee describing her involvement with harvesting brain tissue from a still-living baby!
Speaking of media: on Tuesday night Planned Parenthood gave 16 ‘journalists’ their
Maggie Awards for Media Excellence — i.e., being pro-abortion lapdogs!
We will be calling attention to the recent revelations of the barbarity
of our nation’s largest abortion merchant. And of the urgent need to have
Planned Parenthood defunded and prosecuted!
Some of our speakers will be State Representative Jim Lyons, Rita Russo of 40 Days for Life,
CJ Doyle of the Catholic Action League, Father Michael McNamara, and OR: Boston President, Bill Cotter.
We will provide signs.
TUE, AUG 11 — NUMBERS 16 & 17. There were two children rescued from abortion today. At
Planned Parenthood, the young woman told Eleanor, “I just couldn't do it.” They now
have an appointment with Pregnancy Help (#16).
In Brookline, at Womens Health, a discouraged woman was rescued by
the baby’s father, who arrived after she did and insisted
that she not have the abortion (#17).
NUMBER 15: Jean called on Saturday morning to report a baby saved
from abortion at Women’s Health Services in Brookline. The couple drove into
the lot but stayed only a few minutes.
On the way out, they talked briefly with sidewalk counselors and accepted
pro-life information. The couple affirmed their choice for Life and drove away looking happy.
Fred Pulsifer, shown here at a picket of Marcus Gordon’s abortion mill in Methuen.
August 1 marked the passing of Frederick Pulsifer, 91. Fred was a Navy veteran of World War II
and a veteran of Operation Rescue with many years on the sidewalk. During the last few years
he resided at the Old Soldiers Home in Chelsea. He was buried following a funeral Mass at the
chapel attached to the Soldiers Home. Pray for the repose of his soul.
Senate protects funding for Planned Parenthood
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. 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.
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!
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.
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.
Dr. Nucatola’s callous inhumanity is the true face of Planned Parenthood.
SUN, JULY 12 -
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Next, they tried the regular entrance. Locked, and no security
So, they returned to their car, backed out, and headed toward
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
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.”
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
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
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.”
the inevitable result of our society’s descent into moral chaos - Anthony
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.
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." --
on Barack: the Antichrist?
THU, FEB 17, 2005
vindicates Catholic teaching on marriage and contraception
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"