Babies saved at Boston-area abortion clinics:
For 2014: 20
For year 2013:
For 2012: 74 2011: 119, 2010: 74, 2009: 99, 2008: 85,
2007: 90, 2006: 80, 2005: 64,
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.
seems to think we'll win!
WED, APR 16 -
Another baby saved (#20)! Eleanor, Mary, and company were at Planned
Parenthood this morning and a couple came out and told them that they "did not
have the abortion"!
WED, APR 9 -
Eleanor and Mary were teamed up today outside of Planned Parenthood in
Boston. It was only a moderately busy day, and among the various customers were
two women, each accompanied by another woman. Both pairs were approached by
Eleanor and Mary who offered pro-life material and encouragement. Although both
went into the facility, they both came out - all smiles, and they affirmed that
they "did not have the abortion" (#18 and #19)!
By contrast, a couple of other women who exited Planned
Parenthood this morning were obviously post-abortion - NO smiles! - and both
were visibly CRUSHED!
THU, APR 3 -
"If you believe what you like in the gospels,
and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself." -- St.
Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and
saying, “...repent, and believe in the gospel.” -
Mark 1:14-15. The nominal Catholics who are members of Massachusetts'
congressional delegation, written about in Monday's
front-page Boston Globe story, have
a different take on the Gospel: it is their Church, not they, who must repent,
and embrace their Gospel of Liberalism.
In Pope Francis, they claim, they have finally found a soul mate: “He’s
saying the things I want my church to stand for,’’ McGovern said. “Fairness and
inclusion,’’ the Globe nodded
Some of a cynical bent might have the temerity to point out that
children in the womb are omitted from the rubric of “inclusion.’’ But please,
restrain yourself. That kind of talk makes Representative McGovern feel bad:
McGovern also knows what it’s
like to feel shunned by church leadership. Moakley, his political mentor,
was dying of leukemia when he asked McGovern to give a eulogy at his
funeral. McGovern agreed but said then-Cardinal Bernard Law intervened to
prevent him from speaking, which Moakley said was because of McGovern’s
position in support of abortion rights and gay rights.
The Left, of course, very readily resorts to vilification,
intimidation, and exclusion in support of their agenda. So some consider their
opposition to the Church's insistence on doctrinal and moral truth as a double
But it is not. It's one standard: they are agents of Darkness and
advance Darkness, while opposing Light; consistently; in season or out of
season; in Church or out of Church. The reason for their animosity is simple:
they simply do not believe these fundamentals of the Faith. They have their own
doctrines, their own morals, and - probably - their own god. (See Col. 3:5.)
And Pope Francis, despite some ill-timed and ill-phrased
ambiguous remarks early in his papacy, is not an advocate of abortion or
same-sex “marriage.” Hopefully, he will one day signal that the bishops of the
world should do what is long overdue: enforce Canon 915. As Cardinal Burke
remarked the other day:
denying Communion to pro-abortion politicians is an act of pastoral charity.
Or as Saint Paul bluntly put it, “Drive out the wicked person
from among you” (1 Cor. 5:13).
Lorraine, a sidewalk counselor, was there Friday when a couple came out
of Planned Parenthood and said that they had decided against the scheduled
WED, MAR 26 -
Another baby was saved Saturday at Planned Parenthood:
number 16! A seminarian, Judy, and Ruth
spoke with a young woman outside of Planned Parenthood. She decided against the
abortion, despite the opposition of her angry grandmother, who was waiting in
the car down the street.
MEDFIELD, Mass., March 26, 2014 /Christian
Newswire/ -- A Grand Jury indictment of the former Chief Operating Officer
of Boston's Steward Health Care LLC, is cited as one of the main reasons for a
request to the
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for an independent investigation of the
Steward hospital system, which was formed in 2010.
FRI, MAR 21 -
Lorraine, a sidewalk counselor, was told by a woman who came out of
Planned Parenthood this morning that, "I didn't have the abortion." Lorraine
offered her pro-life material and the woman left with her male driver. (#15)
Interview with Cardinal Burke
on Faith, the right to life, and the family.
“The priest’s refusal to give Holy Communion
is a prime act of pastoral charity, helping the person in question to avoid
sacrilege and safeguarding the other faithful from scandal,”
said American Cardinal Raymond Burke in an interview published exclusively in
English today by LifeSiteNews.
Reliable estimates indicate that anywhere from
100-200 million Christians are persecuted every year; one Christian is
martyred every five minutes. Approximately 85% of this persecution occurs in
Muslim majority nations. In 1900, 20% of the Middle East was Christian. Today,
less than 2% is.
Why the media does not cover jihadist attacks ob Middle East Christians.
The persecuted Church
It started with a phone call to our office
number on Sunday, forwarded to me. The caller requested help for a pregnant
young woman who had an abortion scheduled for this week.
I referred him to Eleanor, one of our premier sidewalk
counselors. After a few phone calls, Eleanor and the young woman were connected
and agreed to meet Tuesday morning to go to an appointment at Pregnancy Help.
There she had an ultrasound and over an hour with their counselor.
Bottom line: the woman was very receptive - and
grateful. She has cancelled her abortion appointment! (#14)
FRI, MAR 14 -
A couple stayed in their car in parking lot at Women's Health this
morning for at least a half hour. Never went into the facility. Finally, they
drove away. Not 100% sure, but I'm calling it #13.
MON, MAR 10 -
On Ash Wednesday, a couple came out of Planned Parenthood
and told Eleanor that they had chosen life for their baby (#11). On
Saturday morning an Asian woman told Jean, a sidewalk counselor, that,
"We're going to keep our baby," as she and a man left Planned Parenthood. We
don't know if they had scheduled an abortion (better if they hadn't!). About
11:30 on Saturday morning, another couple came out of Planned Parenthood and
told Evelyn (BELOW, RIGHT) that, "We didn't have the abortion." Seeing the
twenty or so people gathered in prayer, she added, "Your
prayers were answered!" (#12)
MON, MAR 3 -
Gary Bauer on the Arizona surrender:
If you are a pastor and haven't figured this out yet, let me make it clear:
Right before your eyes, significant parts of Scripture are on the verge of
being declared off-limits, subjecting you to accusations of bigotry and
jeopardizing the tax-exempt status of your church.
Read the full
Pat Buchanan: But who is imposing
whose beliefs here?
The baker who says he’s not making your wedding cake? Or
those who want Arizona law to declare that either he provides that wedding
cake and those flowers for that same-sex ceremony, or we see to it that he
is arrested, prosecuted and put out of business?
Read full column
A couple arrived early - 7:03 am - to Planned
Parenthood on Wednesday. Eleanor approached them and said, "We can help
you." But in they went anyway. But before 9:00 am they came out. Mary O'Donnell
offered them a rosary and a holy card with the Blessed Virgin Mary, both of
which they accepted. When asked, "Did you have the abortion?" the answer was,
"No" (#10) !
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
THU, FEB 13 -
Yesterday was a busy, busy day at Planned Parenthood. Five couples
already in by about 7:00 AM, just after Eleanor arrived! But shortly after 10,
two women exited Planned Parenthood and one confirmed to Mary (another sidewalk
counselor) and the second one to Eleanor, that they had decided against their
scheduled abortions! "We couldn't do it!" said the male companion to Eleanor.
(#8 & 9)
Late reported save: Yesterday morning a
man approached Mary on the sidewalk near Planned Parenthood: "I
asked if he would like a rose, as I had one left. He took it. Then I asked if he
would like a Rosary. Wordless and turning away was he, but he took the beads.
"Then he broke silence. 'I have to give thanks. Twenty years
ago one of your people saved my son. He is six feet two inches tall, in the
"'He was to be aborted. The woman responsible for saving him
took us to the [crisis pregnancy center].'"
FRI, FEB 7 -
A baby was saved this morning at Planned Parenthood (#7). Connie, a
sidewalk counselor, talked to the couple as they left the facility. "What
changed your mind," she asked. "The ultrasound," was the reply.
WED, FEB 5 - Our friend Chris Slattery, pictured
below at the
March for Life, founder and president of
Expectant Mother Care crisis
pregnancy centers in New York City, and now in other states,
including Texas. They run a dozen centers in four boroughs in New York
City. According to their web site, EMC has served over 125,000 clients
since 1985, with over 42,000 certain saves from abortion!!
Number 6: we are counting this, even though there were indications that it
is quite temporary. On Thursday at Women's Health in Brookline, a mother and
daughter arrived. The daughter uttered profanities at us on the way in. A
short time later the mother came out, and subsequently was approached by one of
the abortion facility women. After this, mother and daughter returned to their
SUV and drove away. No change of heart evident - but no abortion either.
So, it's a baby saved, however temporarily (and that could change!).
Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI):
contraception is “basic to our economic prosperity.”
Jeff Jacoby has a follow-up article on the buffer zone:
his take on the Supreme Court hearing.
Lila Rose faces down NARAL president
on CNN’s ‘Crossfire’ - Live Action president Lila Rose appeared on CNN’s Crossfire, along with
NARAL president Ilyse Hogue, and the issue of rape and abortion was
debated. While Lila Rose of course pointed out the horror and indignity
of the act of rape, she also astutely explained that
abortion only adds more violence to an already violent act, and that
abortion does not un-rape a woman.
NUMBER 5: Sidewalk counselors at Women's
Health in Brookline reported Saturday, January 25 that a couple came out
early Saturday and gave a smile and wave to the pro-lifers as they drove away. A
bit ambiguous, but we'll count it as a baby saved because (1) they were not
there long enough to have the abortion; and (2) the greeting as they left seemed
genuine rather than sarcastic.
Save the Storks vans are coming to
Boston! Each is a Mercedes-Benz mobile crisis pregnancy center, fully equipped with ultrasound
equipment. The two vans were bought by Daybreak of Boston and will reportedly be
in action at local abortion facilities by April.
SAT, JAN 18
-- It was back to business today at the abortion
mills - that's the end of the Buffer Zone attention for the
moment. At least until the decision.
Today: We had two
children saved at Planned Parenthood. That makes 4 for the
new year! The first couple came out around 10 and told Mari
that they changed their mind. AND that they were thankful for the
woman in the black coat who had talked to them on the way in - that
would be Jean, who had left by the time they came
The second one
(#4) happened a
very short time after I had left for the morning. Paul, a new sidewalk
counselor, emailed the following report:
Around 11:30am today, I spoke to a man and a
woman entering the clinic and asked them to reconsider saving the
life of their baby. She went inside. I then spoke to the man at
length about how life starts at conception. He said that he would
give her the literature and ask her to reconsider.
Fifteen minutes later they came out and the woman
said that she changed her mind and decided to keep her baby. Praise
In Brookline this week: On
Thursday Women's Hell-th Services in Brookline was closed. (Were they
already mourning the loss of the Buffer Zone?) But this followed a booming,
packed house business on Wednesday.
On Friday morning at WHS, in an eerie echo of Justice Alito, a
woman found out that it is not a safe establishment. She was taken out
the back door in an ambulance. No further info on that.
WED, JAN 15
-- Mari and Janet called from Planned Parenthood this morning: a mother
and daughter exited Planned Parenthood today and responded that the girl had
changed her mind about the scheduled abortion (#1).
Buffer Zone challenge
arguments heard today at Supreme Court. 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.
The written transcript is ready now, but the audio won't be
ready until Friday, January 17.
Many media reports opine that the court is likely to strike
down the law, but - ominously (?) - Chief Justice Roberts remained silent
throughout the hearing.
NY Times on today's hearing
U.S. edition of The Guardian
Jeff Jacoby, against the Buffer Zone: But
McCullen v. Coakley isn’t about abortion. It’s about freedom of speech.
Can Massachusetts make it a crime for private citizens to stand on a public
sidewalk and peacefully express their view?
A Globe column FOR the Buffer Zone: "The decision to terminate a pregnancy is
wrenching enough... (Why??)
The Constitution rightly protects free expression. It needn’t make room for
FROM State Rep. Jim Lyons:
January 15, 2014
Boston – Following oral arguments before the United
States Supreme Court regarding the appeal of the Massachusetts Buffer Zone Law,
Representative Jim Lyons (R-Andover) stated that, “The Supreme Court heard the
Buffer Zone appeal today. Justice Elena Kagan, one of the most liberal members
of the Supreme Court, conceded she was ‘hung up’ over the size of the
Massachusetts Buffer Zone.” Lyons continued, “First amendment lawyer Floyd
Abrams has written that, ‘The protections of the First Amendment do not
evaporate the closer one comes to an abortion clinic. Access must be protected;
so must speech.’ This, however, doesn’t matter to progressives in Massachusetts,
where one party rule wants to trample upon our constitutionally protected
Lyons went on to state that, “Progressives in
Massachusetts do not like the fact that peaceful, prayerful people want to share
a Pro-Life message on public streets in Massachusetts. They passed a law that
restricts free speech for a specific group about a specific issue. The lead
author, former State Representative Martha Walz, was hired as CEO of Planned
Parenthood of Massachusetts, a position that has paid $250,000 per year in the
past. Progressives use state law to restrict first amendment rights. The Reward:
a $250,000 per year job. Political patronage, Beacon Hill style.”
Unfortunately, what is thrown away is not only food and
dispensable objects, but often human beings themselves, who are discarded as
For example, it is frightful even to think there are
children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day. -- Pope
Francis, speaking in his “state of the world” speech to diplomats
SAT, JAN 11
-- Planned Parenthood CEO Walz: in conflict of interest on Buffer
State Rep James Lyons thinks so and is asking the attorney
general to pursue it: “State Representative Walz was the leading
sponsor of the Buffer Zone Law, and then was hired to a position
directly related to the Buffer Zone Law that has paid $250,000 per
year,” Lyons says in his joint letter with Representative Marc
Lombardo to the attorney general. “The question we are asking is
simple. Is there a violation of the conflict of interest law when a
legislator sponsors a law on behalf of an organization, then the
same legislator is hired to a position in that organization that has
Letter from reps to
the attorney general (pdf)
Article in the Eagle Tribune
Article in the Lowell Sun
Marty Walz pro-buffer zone column in Boston Herald
Planned Parenthood we had reporters and cameramen from NBC, WBUR Radio,
and ABC. The NBC crew was prepared for Siberia and had by far
the most vast array of equipment, which arrived jammed into the back of
a van. BELOW: Sidewalk counselors Evelyn and Ruth being
interviewed by NBC.
around for several hours, shooting video of pro-lifers, signs, and the
yellow buffer zone line. They spent a lot of time inside
Planned Parenthood, also. We can expect that the NBC broadcast will have
plenty of bilge about “women's health care,” and the apocalypse now that
awaits the world if the pro-life hoards are unleashed from the pacifying
constraint of the Buffer Zone.
TUE, DEC 31
-- Sean, Julie, Noreen, and Mary Anne were at Women's Health Services this
morning. A car with a couple pulled in and waited in the parking lot. The
assembled pro-lifers prayed very intensely and after about 15 minutes the car
left; which they are convinced is a saved baby (#61). In any case, it was
THU, DEC 26 --
Two women (mother and daughter?) entered Women's Health
Services Tuesday (Dec. 24) in Brookline. Sidewalk counselors were able to
talk with the mother - who did not favor the abortion - and she took pro-life
info and went back inside. A short while - too soon for an abortion to have
occurred - later, both exited and drove away, with smiles for the pro-life
Is Putin one of us? (We know
The way our world ends
SAT, DEC 21 --
spared from abortion this week: #58
was Wednesday at Planned Parenthood, and, providentially, an AP reporter
who was there for a story on the buffer zone, listened and took notes on
the entire interaction between Eleanor and the pair of girls; including
when Eleanor gave one a hand knit blanket for her newborn and took the
two of them shopping at Star Market.
Number 59 is still somewhat tentative:
she talked to Mary this morning for quite a while - and told her that if
she could not find a place to reside, she would abort - and took
pro-life info, including some on the Friends home in Quincy. She was
smiling when she left, so we'll pray for the best.
SAT, DEC 14
-- Pro-lifers made it to Planned Parenthood this morning for the monthly
rosary vigil. Temperature? Around 12 degrees F.
Vatican Cardinal Burke: "We can never talk
enough about that as long as in our society innocent and defenseless human life
is being attacked in the most savage way.
I mean it’s literally a massacre of the unborn.”
The pathetic Massachusetts GOP:
Polito "evolves" on same-sex "marriage"
THU, DEC 12
-- Pope's Message to the Americas
on Feast of Our
Lady of Guadalupe
WED, DEC 11 --
The Boston Globe raps Rhode Island's Bishop Tobin
for not sounding the “more inclusive tone”
NUMBER 57: Carmel reported that a baby was saved
on Tuesday, December 3. A
50-something woman came out of Planned Parenthood about noon and asked
for a rosary and for prayers. Her daughter had decided against her
abortion; the woman's husband (the father of the daughter) was not
Boston Pilot sent a photographer to cover the Saint
John's seminarians' prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood.
The coverage appeared in the November 22
Thursday, November 14 saw one of
the most unusual set of circumstances in the saving of a
baby that we've ever seen. A woman walked out of
Women's Health Services in Brookline while talking
on her cell phone. A passerby, walking to her job in
Brookline overheard her say that she was planning an
abortion! So she immediately struck up a conversation
with the pregnant woman, urging her to do something
besides abortion. She offered to take her to her job to
discuss this further and they both got into a cab. As
they passed sidewalk counselors Julie and Jean, at least
one of them smiled and showed a "thumbs up." (#56)
The woman who was the ad hoc sidewalk counselor
came by the next day and filled us in on the details.
FRI, NOV 8 -- Numbers 54 & 55: Eleanor called to tell of a young woman who came out of
Planned Parenthood on Wednesday. She affirmed that she had decided NOT to
have the scheduled abortion - and that she is carrying TWINS.
BUFFER ZONE CASE
scheduled for oral arguments on January 15 in U.S. Supreme
If you followed the
recent elections for governor in Virginia and New Jersey, and the
commentary afterward, you have probably been instructed about "the lesson"
of these results.
But as a counter to that I urge you to listen to the
following Mark Levin monologue. If it doesn't resonate with
you, you should probably apply for an exorcism.
Will Christie be the candidate in 2016? Put me down as a skeptic.
Pam Stenzel was the closing speaker
at the Forty Days for Life gathering in Norwood last Sunday. We did
not tape her talk, but here is a YouTube presentation of a talk in a public
school covering most of the same material. She got the students'
MON, OCT 28
-- Number 53:
Rita Russo: "Wednesday, I was at Women’s Health in
Brookline with Howard. A couple went in and came out a short time later.
When they drove out of the parking lot, they smiled and lowered the window.
As they drove by they accepted the literature I offered - directions to
Pregnancy Help, an AWC pamphlet, and Watch Me Grow brochures. I said
there is lots of free help available and God bless them. They said thank you
and drove away before I could say anything else."
On Monday, pro-abortion groups
across the country launched an organized effort to feature women
telling uplifting stories of their abortions.
The so-called “1 in 3” week of action will feature 100 events in 32 states,
and began in Washington D.C. According to the Advocates for Youth, one in
three women in the United States will at some point have an abortion.
Georgetown University - a
Jesuit college in Washington, D.C. - is slated to offer a class next
semester that is expected to teach students
how to promote and
protect abortion coverage provided under ObamaCare.
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..
TUE, OCT 22
-- A pair of women came out of Planned Parenthood on
Wednesday morning (Oct 16) and the pregnant one told sidewalk counselors
that she would not go through with her abortion (#52).
of the liberal media are not buying into his propaganda on Obamacare.
They’re acknowledging that more than glitches are involved. USA Today
described Obama’s remarks as “defiant.” National Journal's Ron Fournier
said that “Obama should be freaked out over Obamacare,” that “it reflects poorly
on the president” and that “it’s worse than we know, this is the easy part, and
millions of Americans could be hurt.”
FRI, OCT 11
-- It was a long time coming, but the
51st baby was saved on Wednesday at Planned
Parenthood in Boston. Rita Russo of Forty Days for
Life reports: "Praise God, there was a save at
Planned Parenthood in Boston this morning! The
couple came out and said they had changed their
minds. They were give a baby blanket, Pregnancy Help
information, love and support."
ABORTION and SUICIDE:
the grim statistics.
Republicans have an entire year before the 2014 elections to make their case
Obamacare was worth fighting over.
SAT, OCT 5
-- THOMAS SOWELL:
Unless the Republicans get their side of the story out — the lies will win.
The plan is to maximize the people’s pain — to maximize the political damage to
the enemy, the Republican Party.
MON, SEPT 30 --
House Republicans give up on
pro-life, conscience regulations in ObamaCare fight (LifeSiteNews.com)
PAT BUCHANAN: Who, then, is
preventing the government from being funded?
Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Neither will accept any
continuing resolution that does not contain Obamacare. Both will
shut down this city rather than accept any such CR.
It is Harry and Barry who are saying: If we don’t get
full funding of Obamacare now, we shut down Washington until the
The battle, then, is over this question:
Will the next great liberal entitlement program, Obamacare, with its
manifest failings and flaws, be imposed upon the nation – against
FRI, SEPT 13
-- Clare, a sidewalk counselor, spoke to a couple
outside of Planned Parenthood Thursday morning. They went in, but within a
half-hour they came out. "We're not going to do it," said the man
Mary and Eleanor talked with a Planned Parenthood customer on
Wednesday morning, who took pro-life information from them. She finally did
decide against abortion
On Syria, from
Inside the Vatican:
The question now is whether, through some grace of God or wisdom of men, this
conflict can be contained, and then ended, without spiraling out of control into
a regional or even global conflict (World War III).
The danger of that happening is real.
Emails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee
between former Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner and her staff
raise doubts about IRS claims that the targeting wasn’t politically motivated
and that low-level employees in Cincinnati masterminded the operation.
In a February 2011 email, Ms. Lerner advised her
staff—including then Exempt Organizations Technical Manager Michael Seto and
then Rulings and Agreements director Holly Paz—that
a Tea Party matter is “very dangerous,” and is something “Counsel and [Lerner
adviser] Judy Kindell need to be in on.” Ms. Lerner adds, “Cincy should probably
NOT have these cases.” (Human Events)
FRI, SEPT 6
-- Wednesday at Planned
pro-life contingent was at Planned Parenthood that morning: more than a half-dozen people. By
the end of the day two babies (#47 & 48) were delivered from
The first involved a mother and
daughter who had driven in from Cape Cod. The seemingly paid no
attention to the pro-life counselors on the way in, but a while later
they came out of Planned Parenthood and the mother said to Eleanor,
"We're not going to do it." The apparently felt very uncomfortable in
the waiting room, leading the mother to declare, "We just have to get
out of here." They accepted pro-life material and, while they declined
to pray with us, the mother said, "All of you people are very kind."
The second involved a woman who was
dropped off by her boyfriend, who left to park the car. She went
into Planned Parenthood but came out about 45 minutes later in search of
her boyfriend. On top of that, since she was late for her appointment,
it had been cancelled! This gave Eleanor a chance to converse with her.
While the woman was ambivalent about the man wanted them to keep the
baby - "But we have no money." Eleanor reminded her that their greatest
artistic production is the baby.
Finally, the boyfriend returned and
Eleanor urged them to go to Pregnancy Help. "Let's do it!" he said. Once
there, Eleanor waited while the couple was counseled for about two hours
- but no one was available to do the ultrasound!
While Eleanor and the couple went to
lunch, Mary, the Pregnancy Help counselor, made more calls and found a
technician. So, after lunch, Eleanor and the couple went over to the
nearby Saint Elizabeth's Hospital and the ultrasound was done. It showed
a 12-week baby and it and clinched the decision of the young woman to
finally choose life.
Pope Francis announced worldwide day
of prayer and fasting for Saturday, September 7 for peace in the Middle
East, especially in Syria.
At his Angelus audience on Sunday, September 1, the Pope announced his
plans for the day of prayer, to be held on “the vigil of the birth of
Mary, Queen of Peace.” He called all Catholics to join in the prayer
and fasting, and issued an invitation to “each person, including our
fellow Christians, followers of other religions and all men of good
will, to participate, in whatever way they can, in this initiative.”
Are we really required to go to war to get the egg off
Sign the Petition Against War in Syria, Then Call Congress Today!
MON, AUG 19
-- A couple exited Planned Parenthood Saturday morning
after about a half-hour inside: "I changed my mind," said the woman. One of our
counselors exchanged phone numbers with her to follow up. (#46)
Theresa and Mary were at Planned Parenthood Friday morning
(Aug 16) when a couple came out and walked straight over to them. "We're not
going to have the abortion!" said the man. When Mary asked what prompted the
change of heart, he said, "I just knew that what we were doing was wrong!"
THU, JUL 25
- It's a sad fact that some women who decide
against abortion and leave the abortion facility don't always remain
resolute. A few days later they end up back at abortion center. Which should
not be a surprise. The numerous pressures that prompted the woman to seek an
abortion are still in place, and they reassert themselves. Fear - the
primary emotion of abortion-bound women - is a powerful motivator.
Last Saturday (July 20),
one such woman came to Planned Parenthood in Boston. She had been there
before within the last week or so and had spoken with Eleanor, a sidewalk
counselor. Though she did not tell Eleanor or the other pro-lifers present,
she left without having the abortion. But on Saturday, she returned.
Before she went in, Judy,
another counselor, spoke with her - apparently to no avail. But around
noon, after most pro-lifers had left, she came out and spoke with one of the
men who remained, praying the Rosary. "I couldn't do it," she told Paul. We
pray that this time she stays away (#44)! [BTW: this return
customer was NOT the girl from last week who carried baby #43.)
Something we'd like to hear from OUR pulpits:
In his Sunday sermon this weekend in Kazan
Cathedral in Moscow, Patriarch Kirill, Primate, of the Russian Orthodox
Church, warned against the extraordinary rise in many western countries of
the homosexualist movement.
Kirill said that the trend of legalizing “gay marriage” is “a very dangerous
sign of the apocalypse.”
It “means people are choosing a path of
self-destruction,” he said. He said he supports the recently passed national
ban on homosexualist propaganda that has prohibited the Gay Pride
festivities that have become a prominent feature of national life elsewhere.
Bulletin to our terrorist (=pro-life) readers:
House rejects bid to curb spy agency data collection
THU, JUL 18
-- Eleanor was standing under a tree yesterday
morning - to get some relief from the sun - a short way from Planned
Parenthood, and holding her sign that
says, "We offer hope, help, love."
A woman and her 15
year-old daughter - on their way to Planned Parenthood - approached Eleanor
and said, "We need help." As they conversed, the mother related the problems
they were facing. Neither one really wanted the abortion, "But we don't know
what else to do." Eleanor said, "OK. First things first. We need to go to
Pregnancy Help (in Brighton)." So, off they went.
arriving the 15 year-old was able to get an ultrasound - with at least 17
pictures of her child! The counselor set her up with a home health aide who
will visit the girl every two weeks. Both mother and daughter were very
excited about the new baby, and the help and TLC they received from
Pregnancy Help and Eleanor. "You're just like my grandmother!" the girl said
to Eleanor. Thanks be to God - #43!
On the same day as Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed the
state's new late-term abortion ban into law,
Planned Parenthood has announced that they are closing three more clinics in the
state, one of which performs abortions.
That first 40 Days for Life
prayer campaign took place in 2004
outside a Texas facility that announced it is closing, and has since grown
to involve 575,000 volunteers in 501 cities around the globe.
The entire homily on a hot Sunday: "I know
it's very hot, but just remember this: if you go to Hell, it's a lot hotter
and it never ends!" (Father Carmody, Diocese of Worcester, many years ago.)
Contrast this with
the homily offered by a California Jesuit recently.
FRI, JUL 12
-- Two babies spared abortion death today, one in Haverhill, the
second at Planned Parenthood. Total now stands at 42.
THU, JUL 11
-- Busy, busy morning yesterday at Planned Parenthood!
About 8 couples in before 7:30 am. Finally, shortly after 11 am a woman came out
and told Eleanor and Mary, "I cancelled my appointment"! That's number 40.
We'll be following up on her; she was also referred to Pregnancy Help.
SAT, JUL 6
-- Yesterday at Marcus Gordon's Haverhill abortion center,
a young couple hemmed and hawed before they finally went in - only to exit a
short time later. "We changed our mind," was the announcement after they
came out (#39).
WED, JUL 3
-- Eleanor, a sidewalk counselor, talked to a young
couple heading for Planned Parenthood's door Tuesday morning. The woman
was more attentive than the man, who tried to hurry the woman along.
Just before the man entered Planned Parenthood, Carmel (center of RIGHT
photo) spoke with him. About an hour later, the couple came out.
"No," was the answer to the question of whether
they had the abortion. (#38) They
accepted pro-life material, but declined an offer to go immediately to
Natick . . .
We had a good showing of pro-lifers
outside of Marcus Gordon's MetroWest abortion facility Tuesday. We got
an extraordinary response to our "Honk if you are Pro-Life" signs. Otherwise it
was rather uneventful, but there was some opposition: a young woman drove
by on her bicycle and muttered some words of disgust and disbelief as she looked
at us. She returned a while later with a homemade sign (BELOW).
For similar sentiments of Diversity and
Tolerance, check out the
the pictures and video of the protests in Texas, where legislators
will take up a pro-life bill in a special session.
SAT, JUN 29
-- A young woman came out of Planned Parenthood this
morning after being inside for about an hour - not enough time for an abortion.
Accompanied by another woman, they stopped to talk with - and hug! - pro-lifers
and confirmed that she had chosen life for her baby (#37). She has
several other children, too.
WED, JUN 26 --
You've probably heard the
- Supreme Court, same-sex "marriage" - but there was good news today, too:
two more children (# 35 & 36) saved from
The Supreme Court accepted
our challenge to the Buffer Zone Law. The case will be probably be heard
sometime in the fall.
FRI, JUN 21 -- John Cronin reported a
baby saved (#34) from abortion today at Marcus Gordon's abortion
facility in Haverhill. Pray for John, who is recovering from a
recent heart attack.
WED, JUN 19
-- Judy and Evelyn were at Planned
Parenthood Saturday, and reported a "wonderful save this morning," "awesome":
a couple who entered Planned Parenthood came out a short time later (#33). "She's going to call me" for follow-up, said Judy.
LARRY ELDER COLUMN: Dads matter.
President Barack Obama said it recently in Chicago, a city on track for 600
murders this year, the equivalent of two Sandy Hooks per month.
Too bad he still does not understand that his left-wing ideology is the
We’re told that
universal surveillance has prevented all kinds of atrocities we can never
hear about — an answer straight out of Orwell. Yet oddly, in the ones we
do hear about, the perps are hiding in plain sight (Major Hasan with
“Soldier of Allah” on his business card), the intelligence services do
nothing (the Pantybomber known to the CIA but still permitted to board the
plane), and the digital superstate is useless (the Tsarnaev photo rang no
bells with the facial-recognition software, but was identified by friends
who saw it on TV).
WED, JUN 5
-- Last week Eleanor, one of our sidewalk counselors, got a call from a young
woman to whom she had given her phone number at Planned Parenthood on
Tuesday. "I didn't have the abortion," she said (#32), "but I need help."
Which she is getting. Thank God for this victory, which came
after a scarcity of babies saved.
Abortion pioneer - and
concentration camp survivor! - Henry Morgentaler died Tuesday,
June 4 at the age of 90.
New York Times obituary.
Illinois and disgrace in Boston.
Michael Graham on Gomez:
“One of the things I am going to change in Washington is my own party. I am
fully aware that in a few months from now, some in the Republican Party will
consider me to be a pain in the butt. And I am OK with that.” —
Republican(?) U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez
THU, MAY 23
About 50 attend BC
commencement protest. We even got some media coverage.
Planned Parenthood CLOSED
on Saturday, May 25
SAT, MAY 18
- Eleanor and Mary counseled a young
woman on Tuesday at Planned Parenthood. She came out of the abortion
facility and told Eleanor, "I didn't do it!" That brings our
total to 31.
abortion mill workers: “When you show them love instead of condemnation,
when you show them peace and joy instead of anger and judgment, that will begin
to break down the walls,”
David Bereit told an overflow crowd at the youth conference on Friday.
Another house of horrors!
outraged - he adores IRS. Agency tells Iowa Coalition for Life that
protests against Planned Parenthood are taboo!
THU, MAY 9
- There were two women who chose life for their babies at Planned
Parenthood yesterday (#29 & 30)!!
opposed" Obama donor/supporter Gabriel Gomez took the
Republican nomination for senator. Ed Markey won the Democrat primary.
The common thread seems to be: to the biggest Obama sycophants go the
victories. Strategy in the upcoming special election: "Don't vote! It
only encourages them!"
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"