Published on January 31, 2013 By lulapilgrim In Current Events

Abortion...55 million dead since 1973





on Jan 31, 2013

The annual March for Life was just held in Washington, D.C.where 500,000 participants walked to the steps on the US Supreme Court.

It's been 40 years since the Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton decisions that "legalized" abortion on demand.

The two women behind the legalization of abortion now both want it reversed.




on Feb 01, 2013

Signs of Hope in A Conflicted Society

Walking among a half million fellow pro-lifers last Friday in the nation's capital, one could not help but reflect on the irony: We marched to remember the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's abolition of every state law against abortion in Roe v. Wade, while only four days previously the same streets were filled with people celebrating the re-inauguration of the most pro-abortion president in our nation's history.

It is quite an understatement to say that those attending the two huge events were motivated by starkly different values, and different visions for the nation.  

With the re-election of Mr. Obama, the majority of voting U.S. citizens, perhaps unwittingly for many, validated the most destructive agenda against human life this country has ever seen. This administration has made its main priority the unhindered accessibility of contraception and abortion, while elevating within U.S. domestic and international policies the redefinition of marriage. President Obama's vision of our nation includes the abortion of 1.2 million unborn children each year. He believes that providing hormonal contraception to women is good health care, and disregards the scientific proof to the contrary. He is willing to set aside the foundational institution of any society -- the natural family -- in order to establish what he calls "equal dignity"-- regardless of its harm to culture and society. This is his vision of what the United States should be, and sadly, many Americans share it.  

On Friday of the same week, in defiance of freezing temperatures, 500,000-plus Americans gathered on the National Mall to voice their opposition to the status quo of the administration. They boldly proclaimed their rejection of the president's vision. Though the mainstream media failed to provide coverage of the largest pro-life gathering in the U.S., the voices of these marchers were loud and clear. Moreover, it was quite evident that the majority of participants were young people who have a very different vision of America than was celebrated only days earlier. They professed their belief in God, the dignity of the person and the protection of every human life. Tomorrow's leaders have a different vision and they will not fade away, be ignored or be bullied into silence and acceptance.  

These ardent and courageous witnesses are not alone in their call for a different kind of society than the one they see currently under construction. State and local pro-life marches and events are growing. More Americans are becoming informed about the life issues and becoming active in the pro-life movement, especially young adults. I see it in my travels and in the conferences I attend. Last year, for example, I participated in a number of pro-life events that were non-existent the previous year, and noticeably they are filled with young people and families. They recognize the problems of our culture and want them fixed. In order to create a new vision for our nation we must first establish and protect the sacredness of life, defend the dignity of every person and uphold the beauty of marriage between one man and one woman. They also understand the unsustainability of the president's vision, and that there is no tomorrow if the dignity of life remains unprotected.

These signs of hope are being witnessed all over the world. I was in Ottawa in 2012 for its March for Life and joined 25,000 participants, five thousand more than the year before. The 2012 March for Life in Brussels gathered over 4,000 and projects a stronger gathering this March 25. Recently, 30,000 pro-lifers gathered in Dublin, Ireland to defend its Culture of Life against those forces determined to destroy it. In the same month in Paris, France, over 1 million people gathered to protest against the radical redefinition of marriage. In spite of the passage of the Reproductive Health Bill in the Philippines in December, tens of thousands of Filipinos still gather in rallies to demand justice for every member of their society, especially the most vulnerable, the pre-born baby. 

In 1991 there were 2,176 abortion mills in the U.S. Today there are 655, and they are continuing to decrease. At one time the number of abortion mills overshadowed the number of centers offering authentic assistance to women in need, but today there are over 2,500 crisis pregnancy centers across our nation.

The fight for life is far from over and there are battles yet to be fought. But I draw great comfort in seeing so many across our nation and around the world getting involved. I left the March for Life in D.C. filled with a strong sense of hope and challenge.

In closing, I would like you to consider the words of Sacred Scripture as we move forward in our efforts. Our labor will be in vain unless we acknowledge WHOM we serve and what HE asks of us.

"See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it." (Deuteronomy 30:15-16) 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Father Shenan J. Boquet
President, Human Life International

on Feb 04, 2013

Media ignores life, opts to cover non-life

Russ Jones   (OneNewsNow.com)
Monday, February 04, 2013

The major broadcast networks gave literally seconds of coverage to last month's annual pro-life march in Washington, DC -- but more than 500 times that amount to an imaginary woman.

A new study from the Media Research Center shows the three major broadcast networks gave overwhelmingly more coverage to Manti Te'o's fake dead girlfriend than given to more than half a million real people who attended the March for Life in Washington, DC. The study from MRC finds ABC, NBC, and CBS devoted close to two-and-a-half hours (147.7 minutes) to the Notre Dame linebacker's drama -- but a mere 17 seconds to the March for Life.

According to Matt Philbin, managing editor of MRC's Culture and Media Institute, that amounts to 521 times more coverage for someone who never really existed.

"This is basically censorship. They tell the story they want to tell; they don't tell something that's inconvenient," he shares. "And what could be more inconvenient to liberal news media than 500,000 to 700,000 people protesting one of the worst [court] decisions that we've ever had in the United States?"

NBC's Willie Geist called the Te'o account "so compelling" and ABC's George Stephanopoulos described it as "that bizarre love story." But Philbin said neither dedicated even a second for those marching to prevent another 55 million babies from dying in the next 40 years after Roe v. Wade.

The MRC spokesman also points out the other reporting methods some newspapers chose to pursue. "The New York Times couched it all in gun control, saying that some Catholic bishops are asking why people who call themselves 'pro-life' aren't speaking out for gun control."

Philbin notes CBS and ABC did, however, report on a gun-control rally that took place in Washington, DC, the day after the March for Life. That particular event attracted a few hundred participants.

on Feb 21, 2013

Sister Mary Rose Reddy: Courageous Sister

by Sister Mary Rose Reddy (She started a blog!):

There is a proposed resolution in the New Hampshire House (HR6) to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (the infamous Supreme Court decision of January 22, 1973 which legalized abortion). The legacy of Roe v. Wade is cause for mourning– not for celebration.  Abortion does not help women. Research has shown that legalized abortion has led to increased risk of:

  1. Breast cancer
  2. Cervical cancer
  3. Ovarian cancer
  4. Liver cancer
  5. Uterine perforation
  6. Cervical lacerations
  7. Ectopic pregnancies
  8. Depression
  9. Suicide
  10. Secondary Infertility
  11. Uterine Fibroids
  12. Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
  13. Hypertension (High-Blood Pressure)
  14. Placenta Previa/Aburuptio Placentae/Retained Placenta
  15. Subsequent Miscarriage Premature Birth or Low Birth Weight
  16. Neonatal Infection
  17. Intraamniotic Infection
  18. Subsequent Fetal Malformation/Birth Defects
  19. Septic Abortion
  20. Acute Renal Failure from Septic Abortion
  21. Autoimmune Disease
  22. Endometritis
  23. Genital Tract Infection
  24. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  25. Women often experience “severe” or “intense” pain during an abortion.
  26. Legal abortion is the fifth leading cause of maternal death in the United States.  The Center for Disease Control indicates that more than 400 women have died from legal abortion.  (AbortionRisks.org) (Elliott Institute, “A List of Major Physical Sequelae Related to Abortion”).
  27. Abortion killed 73 times more Americans than died in battle in our last 12 wars combined.
  28. To equal the average number of abortion deaths in one year, the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center would have had to have been more than 400 times more lethal.
  29. In the United States alone more than 55 million people have died by their mothers’ “choice” since Roe v. Wade; this equals approximately 17.5 percent of the current population of the United States.
  30. The number of people killed by abortions since 1973 exceeds the current populations of each of the individual 50 states, including California.
  31. Almost 1 out of every 4 Americans babies are aborted.
  32. It would have taken about 342 Hiroshima type nuclear attacks to kill as many people as abortion has killed since Roe vs. Wade.
  33. The psychological effects of an abortion are so well documented, that psychologists have grouped them under one name: post-abortion syndrome (PAS).  Women may experience symptoms of PAS right after the abortion, but oftentimes PAS does not manifest itself until many months or years after the abortion.
  34. Symptoms of PAS are: recurrent memories, dreams of the abortion experience, avoidance of emotional attachment, relationship problems, sleep disturbance, guilt, memory impairment, hostile outbursts, and substance abuse.
  35. Fathers, grandparents, and siblings can also experience the psychological effects of abortion. (http://prolife.org.ohio-state.edu/index.htm)
  36. Undercover videos indicate that employees of Planned Parenthood (the largest abortion provider in the United States) have been willing to aid and abet the alleged human trafficking of minors.
  37. Children are missing their lost siblings.
  38. Fifty five million irreplaceable unique individual Americans have been killed in the womb.
  39. Fifty five million mothers have to live with the regret of having taken the life of their own son or daughter.
  40. Fifty five million fathers have to live with the regret of having helped to take their child’s life or at least not having been able to protect their infant son or daughter from destruction.

To celebrate this most tragic turning point in our once great nation’s history would be a travesty.  If New Hampshire goes forward with this resolution future generations will look back at our state with the disdain we would feel for a state that had celebrated the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision (1857) which also denied the innate dignity of multitudes of innocent persons.