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Babies saved at Boston-area abortion clinics:
For 2017:  3   2016:  33   2015:   25   2014:   60 

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


Defund Planned Parenthood Battle Continues

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

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

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

BLOOD MONEY

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


“HYPOCRITES!!”

“LIARS!!”


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

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

Claiming to be wise, they became fools. 

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

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

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

LGBT cancer in the federal bureaucracy
by Austin Ruse

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

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

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

Link to complete article in Crisis Magazine.


Mary & Eleanor, the day after baby #32 was saved.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30: Mary and Eleanor, one day after baby #32 was saved, after numerous conversations and prolonged waiting. The couple finally did accompany Eleanor to Pregnancy Help. The ultrasound revealed a 20-week-old baby girl. Among Wednesday’s features were roses, courtesy of Frank, one of our intercessors.


NOVEMBER 22 — A baby was saved from abortion Saturday, November 19 (#31) at Women’s Health. The mother confirmed it in her conversation with Jean, a sidewalk counselor.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD, NOVEMBER 12: two college coeds stopped to interview us, part of a course assignment.

Planned Parenthood talking points formed the premise of most of the questions. E.g., the “abortions are only 3% of their procedures” canard. LiveAction has an excellent rebuttal — including a 4-minute video — of the 3 per cent myth.


Speaking of Planned Parenthood . . .



WEDNESDAY, NOV 16 — Shawn Carney of 40 Days for Life reported:

Planned Parenthood is in a bad mood.

On election day, Planned Parenthood was a picture of supreme confidence, having spent tens of millions of dollars backing pro-abortion candidates.

Then Americans voted.

The abortion chain’s CEO, Cecile Richards, sent out an email the morning after their dismal failure, starting with the words:
Devastated. Angry. Heartbroken. Outraged. Shocked. Sad. Disgusted. Ashamed. Discouraged. Exhausted. Shattered.
She followed with more of the usual abortion rhetoric, but her next comment really got my attention:
We have seen what our opposition is capable of and the consequences are inconceivable.

Snowflakes in meltdown at Boston College
from The Heights newspaper

Catholic campus mourns defeat of the Abortion Queen

Thick gray clouds loomed over Boston College Wednesday morning as students walked to class. Some students stopped to hug friends and exchange brief words of empathy and support, but most walked in silence. The somber mood on campus followed the announcement early Wednesday morning that Republican nominee Donald J. Trump won the 2016 presidential election.

Following the announcement, several professors cancelled classes. Many more students didn’t attend classes on Wednesday. Professors who did hold class invited students to engage in conversation about the election rather than discuss the day’s material. Most of these conversations elicited tears of disappointment, fear, and concern.

Read complete Heights article.


When Walls are More Merciful Than Bridges
by William Kilpatrick

From one perspective, Church leaders who endorse and support the settlement of Muslims in the West are simply obeying the injunctions to welcome the stranger and shelter the homeless. From another perspective, they, like the citizens of Troy, are opening the gates to a mortal enemy.

According to an African proverb, one shouldn’t tear down a fence until he knows why it was put up. Until we have a better handle on the nature and purpose of today’s vast Muslim resettlement, it might not be wise to tear down all the walls.

Read complete article in Crisis Magazine.


3 Million illegal alien votes?

Did 3 million illegal immigrants vote in the 2016 election as Gregg Phillips of VoteStand claims? The stunning allegation was made earlier this week and has begun to go viral all over Facebook and Twitter.

Republicans and conservatives have jumped on the claim and started to allege it is possible that Donald Trump’s popular vote count may be higher than Hillary Clinton’s votes assuming the alleged votes by undocumented illegal aliens were filtered out.

The drama over 3 million illegal aliens voting started on November 10 when Philips tweeted out that VoteStand’s “best estimates suggest more than 2 million illegals voted on Tuesday. Mechanisms must be deployed to stop illegals from voting.” Within several days, Phillips claimed that their system had “verified more than three million votes cast by non-citizens.”

Read complete article.


NUMBER 30!


The Dynamic Duo of Evelyn and Judy (ABOVE, at Planned Parenthood on Saturday, November 5) were instrumental in saving a baby (maybe two!) from abortion.

One young woman, accompanied by a young man, was crying as she entered the abortion facility. She was not receptive to Judy and Evelyn’s offers of help. A while later she exited, still in tears and still rejecting the pro-lifers. She was not inside long enough for an abortion, fortunately, but the tears suggest that she was probably still pondering that decision.

Another woman came out and told Evelyn, “I didn’t do it!” (Number 30.)


Remedial education

Our sign in front of new BU residence at 1047 Commonwealth Ave., adjacent to Planned Parenthood.

TUESDAY, SEPT 27 — The new building (ABOVE) at 1047 Commonwealth Ave. — adjacent to Planned Parenthood, separated by an alley — just opened a few weeks ago and houses BU students.

While this is an unfortunate juxtaposition, it is also an opportunity for pro-lifers. Mary (BELOW) is one pro-lifer who is taking advantage of it, assisted by Frank’s signs (ABOVE) and her formidable inventory of pro-life literature and rosaries.

Mary chatting with a student, who accepted a set of rosary beads.


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


Hadley Arkes on Hobby Lobby


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


 

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What happened to Catholic Health Care in Boston?

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

Sites of interest

Too few witnesses

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

 

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

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

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