Babies saved at Boston-area abortion clinics:
For 2016: 25
2012: 74 2011: 119, 2010: 74, 2009: 99, 2008: 85,
2007: 90, 2006: 80, 2005: 64, 2004: 65, 2003: 60
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 — Rita Russo reports: A woman and a young girl came to
Women’s Health in Brookline on Friday, August 5. The woman accepted a brochure from Howard
but did not engage with us. Right before 10 am, they came out. They drove out with
windows down and big smiles. The driver said, “She didn’t do it!” We
were offering help, but they drove off.
Number 25. Thanks be to God!
From First Things . . .
August 9: Anniversary of Blessed
Franz Jägerstätter, Martyr
Executed in 1943 for refusing to serve in
Hitler’s army, Jägerstätter was once known only to his relatives
and neighbors — many of whom considered him mad. Born out of wedlock in 1907 in the
tiny village of St. Radegund, his natural father was killed in the Great War. His mother eventually
married a farmer named Jägerstätter, who adopted him. A Catholic from birth, Franz didn’t
always follow church teaching.
In 1936, Jägerstätter and his new bride, Franziska Schwaninger, traveled to Rome for
their honeymoon. The visit ended with a papal blessing in St. Peter’s Square, from Pope
Pius XI, and from that moment forward Jägerstätter appears to have undergone a spiritual reawakening.
Returning home to St. Radegund, he became a daily communicant and lay member of the Franciscan Third Order.
He memorized the Bible and began emulating the lives of the saints. Working as the sexton of his parish, he
arranged services for the local villagers, refusing any payment for his work.
He fasted, performed penance, and gave alms to the poor, even as he struggled to earn a
decent living for himself.
An excerpt from one of his last writings:
Just as the man
who thinks only of this world does everything possible to make life here easier and better, so must we,
too, who believe in the eternal kingdom, risk everything in order to receive a great reward there. Just
as those who believe in National Socialism tell themselves that their struggle is for survival, so must
we, too, convince ourselves that our struggle is for the eternal kingdom. But with this difference: We
need no rifles or pistols for our battle, but instead, spiritual weapons — and the
foremost among these is prayer... Through prayer, we constantly implore new grace from God, since
without God’s help and grace it would be impossible for us to preserve the Faith
and be true to His commandments... Let us love our enemies, bless those who curse us, pray
for those who persecute us. For love will conquer and will endure for all eternity. And happy are
they who live and die in God’s love.
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MONDAY, JULY 18 —
Prayer and counselling continued outside of the Boston Planned Parenthood and Women’s Health Services in Brookline, where another baby (#24) was saved.
Sidewalk counselors there spoke at length with a young couple. After treating the couple to breakfast, they went to Pregnancy Help in Brighton, only to find their office closed. But the couple accepted our pro-life information and went on their way.
Thanks be to God — and to Joe, Steve, Jean, and the other pro-lifers present.
SUNDAY, JULY 10 —
On Saturday at Women’s Health Services in Brookline, a couple exited before 9:00 am. The man spoke with Jean, a sidewalk counselor. He was adamant that they had decided against abortion! NUMBER 21.
By Alan Keyes . . .
No one is above the law
As they have throughout human history people who think they already control sufficient power to impose their will upon the rest of us are acting to do so in the United States. It is the age-old story of government of, by and for the elitist few, acting for their own advantage and indulging their own passions. Because of America’s particular historic circumstances, they were content to maintain the illusion of “democracy” until they waxed strong enough to dispense with it. But their disregard for any rule but power becomes more evident every day.
Director Comey’s sacrifice of both justice and national security to Hillary Clinton’s ambition is a case in point. But so is the imposition of “gay marriage” by judicial fiat; the enforced abandonment of sexual propriety in our public toilet facilities; and the disregard for the retained right of the people (the Ninth Amendment) and the reserved powers of the States respectively, or the people (the 10th Amendment) when it comes to the defense of innocent life. Is it just a coincidence that, not long before becoming FBI director, James Comey joined in a brief supporting gay marriage, submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court as it considered the Obergefell decision?
The problem isn’t just contempt for the rule of law. It’s the elitist faction’s commitment to the age-old lie that there is no basis for law or justice except the coincidence of power. Above all, it’s their rejection of the self-evident truth that God’s superlative authority and power constitute the ultimate rule of law, the rule by which He made us free, so long as, in our use of freedom, we respect the specific natural law that obliges us to take care of our humanity.
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MONDAY, JULY 4 —
MassResistance reports . . .
Gay Pride Week in Boston
The mainstream media have produced glowing "family friendly" reports of the various "gay pride" parades. (See the Boston Globe and WCVB-Ch. 5 report.)
What’s there not to like about "gay pride"?
Read this report from MassResistance, which includes an 8.5–minute video to see what "Gay Pride" week in Boston was really all about.
From a repentant gay Catholic:
Dear Pope Francis: apologize for bad catechesis, for bad pastoral programs, for bad priests, and for the apathetic Bishops who do nothing to correct them. As for the long dead who passed from this life, far too young, because no one ever bothered to tell them the Truth — no amount of apologizing will ever bring them back.
LifeSiteNews.com, June 27 — Full text and video of Pope Francis’ call for Christian apology to homosexuals
LifeSiteNews.com, June 28 — African cardinal rejects Cardinal Marx’s call for apology to gays
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, PLANNED PARENTHOOD, BOSTON — Thanks be to God, a baby was saved today! A couple of women — sisters — parked near Eleanor, but were not very responsive to her. They went into Planned Parenthood, but one sister came out and did speak to Eleanor. It turns out that she was not supportive of her sister’s abortion. She prayed with Eleanor, then went back in. Eleanor waited, and waited . . . Finally, about 12:30 PM, the sisters came out. All smiles! Abortion cancelled! NUMBER 19!
Trump’s judicial prospects . . .
Steve Mosher comments:
The list that Trump came up with, because it is his list now, not anyone else’s — consists of eleven of the most qualified constitutional conservatives in America.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18, PLANNED PARENTHOOD, BOSTON — While at Planned Parenthood we got a call from Jean, a sidewalk counselor at the Brookline abortion facility. A couple had just left there, canceling their abortion appointment. The man was quite against the abortion, according to Jean, where the woman looked upset. But they did leave! NUMBER 18.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, PLANNED PARENTHOOD, BOSTON — Our sidewalk counselors reported two situations this week that involved a couple who came out of Planned Parenthood and one couple that exited Women’s Health Services. Neither woman had an abortion, but we got no certain feedback on future intentions. We are going to count these, speculatively, as one, bringing our count to 17.
TUESDAY, JUNE 7: Yes, the “bathroom bill” danger to women and girls is REAL.
Here are some chilling examples of what has already happened.
As compiled by MassResistance. Get on their email list!
Bathroom Bill: The danger to women and young girls is worse than most people imagine.
What’s going on??
Pope Francis honors anti-life celebrities
(Excerpt from LifeSiteNews.com) On Sunday (May 29), Pope Francis presided as the pontifical foundation he founded, Scholas Occurrentes, awarded an Olive Medal for Peace to George Clooney, Richard Gere, and Salma Hayek at a publicized Vatican event. All three Hollywood celebrities have a history of advocacy against the Church’s moral and social teachings.
As Catholics we rightly cringe to speak ill of the pope. But for anyone who has ever lamented the scandal of Catholic institutions honoring or giving a platform to public opponents of Church teaching, there is simply no dismissing the fact that this too is a grave scandal.
We can hope that Pope Francis was ignorant as to the public stances of those he’s awarding. But no one will dispute that he has a responsibility to know.
By honoring activists like Clooney, Gere, and Hayek, Pope Francis is undermining the Catholic faithful’s effort to preserve the faith. He’s making our job next to impossible. When the next Commencement scandal erupts, why wouldn’t Notre Dame or Georgetown simply point to Pope Francis’ own actions to justify theirs?
THE WEAK LINK!
Stericycle, Inc. is contracted to remove “medical waste” — dead babies — from Planned Parenthood in Boston, at Womens Health Services in Brookline, and abortion facilities across the nation.
May 17, 2016: Stericycle truck leaving the Boston Planned Parenthood
The pro-life group Created Equal has mounted a campaign to expose Stericycle and to advocate that they sever relations with the abortion industry.
Contact Stericycle CEO Charles Alutto to respectfully request Stericycle discontinue providing Planned Parenthood with the services of collecting, transporting, and disposing of aborted children and the instruments used to kill them.
Physical mail: Charles Alutto, Chairman of the Board, Stericycle, Inc., 28161 North Keith Drive, Lake Forest IL 60045
Sign the petition to stop Stericycle from collaborating in the deaths of millions of babies by abortion.
Check out the web page for #ProjectWeakLink.
SATURDAY, MAY 21 — WOMENS HEALTH SERVICES, BROOKLINE: A visibly upset woman, who appeared to be arguing with her male companion, left WHS after a very brief stay, according to Jean, a sidewalk counselor.
THURSDAY, MAY 19 — WOMENS HEALTH SERVICES, BROOKLINE: Early this morning a car exited WHS, with a man and a woman. The woman had gone into the facility, but came out less than a half hour later. She then talked with the man at the car for quite a while. Finally, she got into the car and they drove out. As they drove over the sidewalk, the man rolled down the window and I approached the car.
"I did it!" exclaimed the man, gesturing with two thumbs up.
"Did what?" I asked.
"I got her to save the baby!"
"God bless you! Call us if you need any help," I replied and handed them pro-life phone numbers. NUMBER 15
Contrast that with another man, later in the morning. As he drove out of the lot, his female companion still inside WHS, he looked in the direction of Sean, and wiped his palms against each other repeatedly, then drove away. — Bill Cotter
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.
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.
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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.
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!
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.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30
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.
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. 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.” —
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"