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Babies saved at Boston-area abortion clinics:
For 2016:  14   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

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

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

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

3 at May Rosary

MONTHLY ROSARY: Three witnesses at prayer at the at the May 14 vigil: “children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights” — Phil. 2:15.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 — A husband and wife exited Planned Parenthood and spoke once again to Eleanor, whom they encountered on the way in. Resolved to keep their baby, they went to Pregnancy Help with Eleanor. Number 14.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 — Planned Parenthood, Boston: Judy and Ruth spoke with a woman whose daughter was in Planned Parenthood, but had decided against the scheduled abortion! A short time later, the daughter came out and they both received info on pro-life resources before driving away. NUMBER 13!

TUESDAY, APRIL 26 — Women’s Health Services, Brookline: Sean, Noreen, and Mary Anne were present when a couple drove into the WHS parking lot and entered the facility. A short time later, they both walked out, the woman walking submissively behind the visibly upset man. On the way out of the lot, the man stopped the car and spoke with the pro–lifers and asked if they did anything besides abortions there. “That’s about it,” said the pro-lifers. Looking angrily at the woman, he said, “You lied to me!” After that, they drove away. NUMBER 12.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, BOSTON PLANNED PARENTHOOD — About 75 people bore witness against Planned Parenthood’s murderous, exploitive practices. They were treated to excellent talks by Rev. Eugene Rivers, Ann Fox, and Attorney Bob Joyce. Father McNamara finished it off with prayer and a spiritual reflection.

WBZ, Channel 25, and the Boston Herald (in the Sunday Herald) covered our Boston event.

Nationally, over 200 protests took place Saturday, four of them in Massachusetts. Numerous media outlets covered them, e.g., Breitbart and Inquisitr.

THURSDAY, APRIL 21 — Women’s Health Services, Brookline: This morning Sean and Bill spoke with a couple and encouraged them to choose Life. The conversation revealed that neither the man nor the woman really wanted the abortion, but were yielding to pressure from the parents of the woman. Thankfully, after sitting in the parking lot for awhile, they drove away. NUMBER 11.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 — Carmel and Mary spoke with a woman, who was carrying a late-term baby. She entered Planned Parenthood anyway, but a little later came out and agreeably accepted pro-life material. Change of heart, or was she merely beyond Planned Parenthood’s 16–week limit? In any case, death was averted for now. NUMBER 10.

Eleanor encourages client

TUESDAY, APRIL 19 — ABOVE: Eleanor offers encouragement to a young woman who just came out of Planned Parenthood. Despite the opposition of her husband and a friend of hers, she decided to have the abortion. Until... she was on the table being prepared for an ultrasound: “Stop!” she exclaimed, and walked out. Eleanor accompanied her to an appointment at Learn Your Options pregnancy center. NUMBER 9!

Easter Week: More babies saved!

On Easter Wednesday (March 30), Carmel spoke to a man who went back into Planned Parenthood to retrieve his girlfriend. They came out a short time later (Number 7) and the man told Carmel they were going home “to talk about it.” Tenuous, but, so far, so good!

Easter Friday saw Number 8: Theresa also encouraged a young man to retrieve his girlfriend. He did and they left Planned Parenthood, both looking happy.

Holy Saturday: Baby #6 saved!

Jean, a sidewalk counselor, reported that a couple came out of the Women’s Health abortion facility in Brookline and told the pro-lifers that they had decided against the scheduled abortion. They exchanged phone numbers with the pro-life counselor, who will follow up this week.

Christ is Risen! He is truly Risen!

Donald Trump Is a Scam. Evangelical Voters Should Back Away (CP Editorial)

February 29, 2016

Editors' Note: The Christian Post has not taken a position on a political candidate before today. We are making an exception because Trump is exceptionally bad and claims to speak for and represent the interests of evangelicals.

Trump is promising many things that he cannot possibly deliver, but the most frightening part is Trump's stated willingness to ignore the authority of the Supreme Court, Congress and the U.S. Constitution if he were to become president.

Trump has been surrounded by controversy for decades because of his untruthfulness, questionable business practices, reported association with organized crime, and abrupt changes in fundamental positions. Many of these controversies involve defrauding the working class and decisions that compromised American workers. He has taken a political position both pro and con on virtually every subject and major political party. This should give evangelicals great pause and concern about supporting such a mercurial and chameleon-like candidate. Past performance is the best predictor of future behavior.

Read complete editorial.

The Evangelical Case Against Trump

By U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble, Exclusive to CP
February 29, 2016

I am extremely troubled by Mr. Trump's relatively high polling results with Evangelical voters. On January 26, 2016, Politico Magazine reported that Donald Trump had 37 percent support among Evangelical voters. It's time for Christian voters to pause. Take a minute and read the texts of scripture at the beginning of this article. Then ask yourself a question. Does Donald Trump exemplify the teachings of the Christian Church, not in how he may lead the country but in how he has lived his life and managed his campaign for president?

I want to be clear — I am not seeking a national pastor nor spiritual leader for the White House. But I am seeking someone who represents and lives out the values of a predominantly Judeo-Christian nation. I am seeking someone who brings out the best in who we are and challenges us to grow — together, not in suspicion of each other — as a nation. So before racing to the polls to support any candidate, I am suggesting that every American ask some probing questions to determine a candidate's moral character.

Is the candidate honest or is the candidate given to embellishment, dishonesty or deceitfulness?

Is the candidate conceited? Remembering, this is something God detests.

Do the candidate's words align themselves with the teachings of scripture and does he or she have control over their tongue?

Has the candidate been faithful to his or her spouse?

Do the candidate's behavior and history lead you to believe that the fruit of the Spirit as outlined in Galatians chapter 5 is exemplified in their life? If not, why isn't that important to you as a Christian?

FEBRUARY 24: Abortion mills continue to disappear!

BLOOMBERG — Abortion access in the U.S. has been vanishing at the fastest annual pace on record, propelled by Republican state lawmakers’ push to legislate the industry out of existence. Since 2011, at least 162 abortion providers have shut or stopped offering the procedure, while just 21 opened.

The impact of that challenge is likely to be long-lived: Even rarer than the building of a new clinic is the reopening of one that has shut.

FEBRUARY 5: Number 5

On Wednesday, February 3, Eleanor spoke with a couple approaching Planned Parenthood.

After a brief exchange, they drove together to Pregnancy Help, where boy and girl were BOTH BLOWN AWAY at the live action sonogram footage of their baby!

Thanks be to God!

Number 4

Eleanor spoke to a young couple — who decided NOT to follow through on the scheduled abortion! — outside of Planned Parenthood on the morning of Wednesday, January 27. Shortly afterward she accompanied them to Pregnancy Help, where the woman had an ultrasound and got to see her new baby.

Both Eleanor and Mary, another sidewalk counselor, made note of the team effort that went into this result.

So, THANKS to: Patrick, Ed, and Sandy for their prayers and the witness of their presence; to Frank, for the roses given to the couple; to Ellen, for the baby blanket; to Carmel for counseling the couple; to Mary, who escorted the couple to Eleanor, who drove the getaway car; and to Pregnancy Help for their first class aid to women in crisis.

AND: “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart!” — Psalm 9:1.

Two and three!

HAVERHILL: Twin babies were spared from abortion on January 22 because their mother left Marcus Gordon’s Haverhill abortion facility. She and a companion stopped to talk to Debbie Papalia on the way out, and she accepted pro-life information.

The “evolved” Donald Trump

Ted Cruz rightly pointed out the very doubtful conservative credentials of Donald Trump in their recent debate, terming Trump a man of “New York Values.”

Trump demanded an apology.

Cruz replied on the Hannity radio show (Breitbart), saying, in part:

  • I apologize to all the pro-life and pro-marriage and pro-second amendment New Yorkers who were told by Governor Cuomo that they have no place in New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are.

  • I apologize to all the small businesses who have been driven out of New York city by crushing taxes and regulations.

  • I apologize to the millions of unborn children, many African-American and Hispanic, whose lives have been taken by politicians who relentlessly promote abortion on demand with no limitations.

  • I apologize to all of the African-American children who Mayor de Blasio tried to throw out of their charter schools that were providing a lifeline to the American Dream.

  • I apologize to the people of New York who are offended when the New York Daily News lambastes anyone who prays for victims of violence.

As it turns out, it was Trump himself who emphasized his New York home as being formative of his liberal values!

In a 1999 interview with Tim Russert, Trump said: “I mean, hey, I lived in New York City and Manhattan all my life, so my views are a little bit different than if I lived in Iowa, perhaps.”

He went on to tell Russert that he is “very pro-choice.”


Ben Shapiro wrote an excellent column on the “New York” issue.


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

The shooter

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.

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"



Regular pro-life events in Boston area  

Too few witnesses

What happened to Catholic Health Care in Boston?

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

Sites of interest

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


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

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

Barack Obama

  Obama on abortion:



Video of Obama speech to Planned Parenthood:

 More on Obama:

Everything you need to know about Barack Obama



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