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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Townhall.com::A comedian's sigh, the 4th Commandment, and a better New Year::By Michael Medved

Ben Stiller to his wife: "‘When was the last time I got excited over a Friday night?’ I asked Christine, and she said that maybe it was in high school.’”

From a Jewish point of view, Stiller’s comment conveys a strange sense of emptiness, a tinge of sadness—since our tradition views Friday night – the Sabbath – as by far the most significant, most “exciting” night of the week. Though he often portrays Jewish characters on screen (even playing a likeable, lovesick rabbi in Leap of Faith), Stiller’s mother (the gifted comedienne Anne Meara) is Irish Catholic and he claims no particular affiliation with the religious tradition of either parent. It’s not surprising that he’d feel no particular compunction to celebrate Friday night as a special occasion with his family, but his implication that weekends at home count as boring and indistinguishable highlights the deeper need for Sabbath commitments." to read more of Michael Medved's commentary on the Sabbath observance visit:
Townhall.com::A comedian's sigh, the 4th Commandment, and a better New Year::By Michael Medved:

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


I recently received this tribute from a pro-life leader in the Wyoming Valley. Father Noviello is an example of the many holy priests laboring in the Lord's vineyard. The secular media will never tell their story.

A TRIBUTE TO FATHER NOVIELLO _ Father Anthony Noviello, age 90, died Friday morning, December 15th , 2006, after being stuck by a car during an early morning walk near his Williamsport home. We shall greatly miss you, dear Father Noviello! Father lived an exemplary life as a true Priest of God. He devoted himself for the salvation of those under his care and for all he met. He loved people and worked tirelessly instructing others concerning Church Teachings. He took seriously and preached the heavenly message of the Blessed Virgin of Fatima. One of Father's many legacies was his founding of the annual Rosary Rally in Wyoming Valley. Each year Father would purchase advertising Billboards and would rent the Ica-Rama to accommodate the thousands of pilgrims. Father would literally 'walk the extra miles' in procession through the streets prayerfully, to end abortion. Father Noviello was a master of languages and could superbly explain a particular situation. He would courageously give a most educated discourse on the evil of abortion even in the midst of controversy. Father Noviello was the first true friend of the Pro-Life Center. Many years ago he gave the needed confidence to our President in opening the Center. He was a Priest who practiced what he preached, generously and spontaneously donating to a pro-life project such as sponsoring a whole Bus to the March For Life. Father Noviello was a penitential Priest, one who quietly carried his cross in life. Father Noviello is in the glory of the Father and can now do more for the causes near to his heart. May his reward be great. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

WorldNetDaily: Stem-cell prober sacked: Came too close to truth?

"In the midst of growing interest in reports of a gruesome stem-cell and human-organ black market that traffics in newborn babies taken from their mothers, an investigator looking into the matter has been sacked 'for political reasons,' she says, because she was getting too close to the truth." WorldNetDaily: Stem-cell prober sacked: Came too close to truth?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Brownback Enters Presidential Race -- GOPUSA

"Ours is an exceptional nation. A nation between two oceans made up of people from every nation on earth. A great nation united by our ideals. But we are a great nation because of our goodness. If we ever lose our goodness, we will surely lose our greatness.

We believe in a culture of life--that every human life is a beautiful, sacred, unique child of a loving God.

We believe in justice for all--at all times.

We believe in liberty.

But the central institutions that best transmit these values--the family and the culture--are under withering attack." TO READ MORE VISIT:
Brownback Enters Presidential Race -- GOPUSA:

Friday, November 17, 2006

Townhall.com::Like it or not, public schools define American culture::By Phyllis Schlafly

"Using activist judges to shore up their monopoly power, the schools persuaded the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rule last year that a public school can teach students 'whatever information it wishes to provide, sexual or otherwise,' and that parents' right to control the upbringing of their children 'does not extend beyond the threshold of the school door.'" To read more of this eye-opening article visit:
Townhall.com::Like it or not, public schools define American culture::By Phyllis Schlafly:

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

cbs4.com - Dead Baby Found In Abortion Clinic, Clinic Closed

Readers, ask yourselves why stories like this never make the national news. I found this on the Arizona Right to Life Web site. The story is from July 29, 2006.

"Police say the woman arrived the next day after the procedure complaining of severe pain. Workers at the clinic explained to her that the doctor was not available and she'd have to wait.

The woman was taken into a recovery room and according to witnessess, gave birth in the clinic.

''Employees cut the umbilical cord, put the baby in a bag and walked away with it,' Hialeah Lt. Ralph Gracia said." to read more visit cbs4.com - Dead Baby Found In Abortion Clinic, Clinic Closed:

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Voting Machines Fail: Pennsylvania Republican Party :: News Item

Problems with computerived voting...
Pennsylvania Republican Party :: News Item
When our forefathers voted by paper ballot...at least their votes counted. Through fraud, mechanical error, or voters not understanding how to use the machines, how many votes willnot count?

Allyson Schwartz and Abortion : Philadelphia Daily News | 11/07/2006 | A STUNNING CALL

Why is it abortion promoters believe they should not be confronted with the damage their actions cause women?
Philadelphia Daily News | 11/07/2006 | A STUNNING CALL

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Townhall.com::Place your bets on the grown-ups::By Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher writes about the election: "But at the end of the day, I’ll put the prominent Republican leaders up against the Democrats of 2006 any time. And we’ll all be able to agree that there is a world of difference between the two.

Just consider the people who help to make up the heart and soul of the Democratic Party: Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Michael Moore, Keith Olbermann, Alcee Hastings, Marion Berry, Rosie O’Donnell, Barbara Boxer, and Barbra Streisand.

Compare that list to some of the more notable Republicans: George W. Bush, Denny Hastert, Bill Frist, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Sean Hannity, Rudy Guiliani, George Allen, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Dick Cheney, John Cornyn, and just about every country music singer in America." To read the entire article visit:
Townhall.com::Place your bets on the grown-ups::By Mike Gallagher:

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Chris Carney Campaign Contributions.

Chris Carney is running in Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District against Don Sherwood, a Congressman who has an 100% pro-life rating according to the National Right to Life PAC.

While Chris Carney’s political ads describe him as a man with "family values", Carney’s Federal Election Commission Report paints a different picture. Carney has taken contributions from a set of Congressmen who share a radical, left wing, pro-abortion set of values.
Loretta Sanchez, a member of the pro-abortion caucus in Congress, gave Carney a $1,000.00 contribution on 9/28/06.

The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) is one of the groups responsible for promoting the legalization of abortion. NARAL still influences legislators today and has made contributions to Allyson Schwartz for Congress, Nancy Pelosi and Doris Matsui in 2005. Allyson Schwartz made a $2,000.00 contribution to Carney on 5/22/06, Nancy Pelosi contributed $2,000.00 to the Carney Campaign on 9/11/06 and Ms. Matsui gave him $1,000.00 on 9/07/06.

The National Organization for Women is another abortion-promoting organization that has endorsed a number of candidates for Congress including Mike Honda, Zoe Lofgren, Lois Capps, Lucille Roybal-Allard and Loretta Sanchez. (Lofgren, Capps, and Roybal-Allard are so radical they voted FOR the cloning of human embryos on Feb. 27, 2003. (NRLC News March 2003)

What do these people have to do with Chris Carney? All these pro-abortion candidates or Congressmen have contributed to Chris Carney’s campaign. Honda gave Carney $500.00 on 8/7/06, while Lofgren gave him $1,000.00 on 9/13/06. Lois Capps gave Chris Carney $1,000.00 on 8/09/06, and Roybal-Allard gave him $1,000.00 on 9/23/06. The Sanchez contribution to the Carney campaign was mentioned earlier.

So why are these radical pro-abortion candidates and Congressmen giving to Chris Carney’s campaign? Because Carney shares their radical, pro-abortion views.
Sue Cirba, Scranton, author of Pro-Life PA by Sue Cirba

Note: All figures for contributions to the Carney campaign are from the Federal Election Report FEC Disclosure Report Search Results Carney for Congress Committee ID number C00414391.
The fact that NARAL has made contributions to Schwartz, Pelosi and Matsui was found on a website devoted to Associated Press Election Coverage 2006 PAC listings.
The NOW endorsements came from the 2006 NOW PAC’s Voting guide is found at www.nowpacs.org/2006/federal.html

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

People in a Persistent Vegetative State Awakened by a Sleeping Pill - Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Reborn

The October issue of National Right to Life News focused on an article in the Guardian about people in a persistent vegetative state "Awakened by a Sleeping Pill". "We have always been told there is no recovery from persistent vegetative state - doctors can only make a sufferer's last days as painless as possible. But is that really the truth? Across three continents, severely brain-damaged patients are awake and talking after taking ... a sleeping pill. And no one is more baffled than the GP who made the breakthrough. Steve Boggan witnesses these 'strange and wonderful' rebirths "To learn more visit: Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Reborn:(www.guardian.co.uk./medicine/story/0,,1870279,00.html)

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Mona Charen gives conservatives something to think about before voting: Townhall.com::13 Reasons to vote Republican on Nov. 7::By Mona Charen

Townhall.com::13 Reasons to vote Republican on Nov. 7::By Mona Charen: "What I don't understand is the seeming tepidness of so many Republicans. Yes, the war in Iraq is a long, hard slog. The world is not Topeka, Kansas (would that it were). A journalist pointed out to President Bush at his most recent press conference that the Iraq war has now been going on as long as World War II did for the United States. Well, yes, but we lost 407,316 men in World War II. On Iwo Jima alone, we lost 6,800. This is not to say that the deaths of our people in Iraq should be trivialized. But comparisons with World War II -- in terms of sacrifice and terrible price paid -- are ridiculous." Charen discusses the economy, the judiciary, to immigration. Conservatives won't want to miss this column.

Veggie Tales and Anti-Christian Bigotry Conservative Battleline Online --NBC Censors God's Love

"Believe it or not, this time NBC-TV has censored Bible verses and expressions of Christian love from the children's cartoon series 'Veggie Tales' shown on its network on Saturday mornings.

NBC says comments such as 'God made you special and He loves you very much' were offensive and censored them from the show." To read more visit: Conservative Battleline Online --NBC Censors God's Love:

Friday, October 27, 2006

Pennsylvania Family Institute- NJ Marriage Ruling Press Release 10-24-06

"HARRISBURG, PA - Pennsylvania Family Institute President Michael Geer said today’s activist ruling in neighboring New Jersey should be a “wake-up call” for Pennsylvania citizens — and legislators — who care about protecting the institution of marriage.

Geer warned that homosexual legal activists in Pennsylvania and elsewhere will make good on their agenda to exploit rulings like New Jersey’s to force homosexual 'marriages' or marriage benefits on our Commonwealth. To read more visit:
Pennsylvania Family Institute- NJ Marriage Ruling Press Release 10-24-

Friday, October 20, 2006

Fidelis Press Conference in Scranton Criticizes Casey Campaign Contributions

"National Catholic and Jewish groups lashed out at U.S. Senate candidate Bob Casey, Jr. Wednesday for his financial ties to anti-Catholic and anti-Semitic organizations. The Catholic-based advocacy group Fidelis along with The Center for Jewish Values (CJV) and the National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE) appeared in joint press conferences Wednesday in Harrisburg, Scranton and Pittsburgh, calling upon Casey to return over $300,000 in contributions received from the radical left wing groups MoveOn.org and the Human Rights Campaign and to denounce their anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic statements. Scranton Times Reporters attended the press conference on Friday, but as of today Tues. Oct. 24th have not printed anything on Casey's questionable campaign contributions. To read the substance of the press conference visit: "Fidelis Website:

The Times-Tribune - Text of the President Bush's Speech

President Bush visited northeast PA Oct. 19th to campaign for Congressman Don Sherwood. The Times-Tribune publilshed the text of President Bush's speech: The Times-Tribune - Text of the President's speech

Catholic and Jewish Organizations Call on Bob Casey Jr. to Return Campaign Contributions

Press Conferences were held Wed. Oct. 18 in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton to demanc Bob Casey Jr. return campaign contributions he received from Moveon.org and the radical gay organization, Human Rights Campaign.
Fidelis Website • Home: "The Catholic-based advocacy group Fidelis along with The Center for Jewish Values (CJV) and the National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE) appeared in joint press conferences Wednesday in Harrisburg, Scranton and Pittsburgh, calling upon Casey to return over $300,000 in contributions received from the radical left wing groups MoveOn.org and the Human Rights Campaign and to denounce their anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic statements."

Friday, October 13, 2006

Casey, Santorum debate again on Oct. 16.

Tune on Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. for the third Casey Santorum debate on KYW-Am 1060 on the radio dial. KYW signals can be picked up in a wide area. I have been able to listen to this Philadelphia radio station in Scranton.
Casey, Santorum debate over debates - Politics - MSNBC.com: "- Oct. 16 on KYW-AM in Philadelphia. and also on Oct. 16 in Philadelphia, sponsored by WPVI-TV and the League of Women Voters."
For more information on the League of women Voters Debate:
"The race between Senator Rick Santorum and State Treasurer Bob Casey is perhaps the nation’s most competitive Senate campaign. With just 21 days before the November 7th election, join a group of experts for an in-depth analysis as they handicap how the candidates performed in their last debate and where the race stands so close to the critical election. The last debate will be held at the National Constitution Center on the evening of October 16. The debate will be held in partnership with 6 ABC WPVI-TV and the League of Women Voters. It will be broadcast live on 6 ABC WPVI-TV at 7:00 p.m. on October 16. (There are no tickets available for the debate itself.) "

For more information on the League of women Voters Debate visit:
Philadelphia Talks: Debating the Debate: Santorum vs. Casey - National Constitution Center:

Pa. Senate Candidates Clash Over Issues - Newsday.com

Pa. Senate Candidates Clash Over Issues - Newsday.com: "PITTSBURGH -- Sen. Rick Santorum and Democratic challenger Bob Casey bickered about everything from the incumbent's residency to immigration in a contentious debate Thursday that was their first in Pennsylvania. "

PCN - Pennsylvania Cable Network airs debates Casey vs.Santorum and Swann vs Rendell

A debate was held between Bob Casey Jr. and U. S. Senator Rick Santorum of Thurs. Oct. 13. You can watch a re-broadcast of that debate on Fri. Oct. 13 and Sun. Oct 15. Also listed are two other debates. For further information visit:
PCN - Pennsylvania Cable Network:

"Friday, October 13, 2006 1:00 p.m.
U.S. Senate Debate - KDKA-TV
Bob Casey, Jr., Democrat for U.S. Senate
Sen. Rick Santorum, Republican for U.S. Senate

Sunday, October 15, 2006

3:00 p.m.
PA Gubernatorial Debate
Gov. Ed Rendell, Democrat for Governor
Lynn Swann, Republican for Governor

4:00 p.m.
U.S. Senate Debate - KDKA-TV
Bob Casey, Jr., Democrat for U.S. Senate
Sen. Rick Santorum, Republican for U.S. Senate

Monday, October 16, 2006

8:00 p.m.
U.S. Senate Debate - WPVI-TV
Bob Casey, Jr., Democrat for U.S. Senate
Sen. Rick Santorum, Republican for U.S. Senate

10:00 p.m.
U.S. Senate Debate - WPVI-TV
Bob Casey, Jr., Democrat for U.S. Senate
Sen. Rick Santorum, Republican for U.S. Senate

PCN is a nonprofit nonpartisan service created and supported by Pennsylvania cable television companies. PCN receives no state or federal government funding.


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Speaker Hastert, The Foley Scandal And Contradictions -- Paul M. Weyrich -- GOPUSA

"We called on Members of Congress completely to investigate the Mark Foley matter and for any Member who was involved to step down. The statement had not yet been issued when calls began to come and kept coming.

In total, that day I did 25 interviews with, it seems, virtually all the major newspapers and chains. I got caught up in the feeding frenzy of the moment and called for Speaker J. Dennis Hastert's resignation. I did so without hearing his side of the story." To read the full article click here:Speaker Hastert, The Foley Scandal And Contradictions -- Paul M. Weyrich -- GOPUSA:

Monday, October 09, 2006

Pat Toomey on Pennsylvania Cable Network Mon. October 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Please tune in to the Pennsylvania Cable Network this Monday night (October 9) at 7pm to watch former Congressman Pat Toomey represent Senator Santorum’s campaign on PCN’s Call-In program. Pat Toomey will discuss his support of Rick Santorum, the campaign and take questions from callers. Those who have a question should call in toll free at 1-877-PA6-5001 between 7 and 8 p.m. tonight. That's 1-877-726-5001.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Times Leader | 10/05/2006 | Carney, Sherwood square off

Representative Don Sherwood and his opponent Chris Carney debated the issues at Bucknell University on October 4th. The Scranton Times and the Citizens Voice (also a Times Shamrock Newspaper) neglected to make any mention of a substantial difference between the two candidates: namely, Sherwood is pro-life and has a 100% pro-life voting record while Carney is pro-abortion. Shame on the Scranton Times and the Citizens Voice for hiding this fact from their readers. Thanks to the Times Leader and the Sunbury Daily item for informing their readers about the candidates' abortion positions.

Times Leader 10/05/2006 Carney, Sherwood square off: states: " Abortion. Sherwood, who has won a 100-percent rating from the nation’s pre-eminent anti-abortion group, said the issue is one on which “good people can disagree,” while accusing Carney of “waffling” on the issue. Carney, who is on the record as supporting a right to abortion, carefully restated the position he’s given elsewhere: As a Roman Catholic, he is personally opposed to abortion, but favors full access to “reproductive health care.”"

The Daily Item - Sherwood, Carney square off

he Daily Item - Sherwood, Carney square off: "10TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Sherwood, Carney square off
Iraq, abortion among topics at debate

LEWISBURG — Questions of moral character and the cost of an ongoing war were fielded at Wednesday's debate between 10th Congressional District candidates Don Sherwood and Chris Carney.

The event began with Mr. Sherwood, of Tunkhannock, a four-term Republican incumbent, expressing pride in his voting record, including lowering taxes, increasing spending by 46 percent for veterans and supporting pro-life issues." their web site also contains vidoe clips from the debate.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Daily Item - Mid-Daily Items: Are the gloves off, yet?

"Mr. Carney is reportedly personally opposed to abortion, but he wants it to remain legal.... “I’m a Roman Catholic father of five — I do not favor abortion. I favor adoption, responsible education, and access to comprehensive reproductive health care.” TO read more visit:
The Daily Item - Mid-Daily Items: Are the gloves off, yet?:

How about a definition of "reproductive health care"? From the World Health Organization:
"'Reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Reproductive Health addresses the reproductive processes, function and system at all stages of life. Reproductive Health implies that people are able to have a responsible, satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so. Implicit in this last condition are the right of men and women to be informed of and to have access to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of fertility regulation of their choice, and the right of access to appropriate health care services that will enable women to go safely through pregnancy and child birth and provide couples with the best chance of having a healthy infant.'

The WHO document goes on to talk about how they feel it is important to provide abortion services at the primary health care level and the importance of the removal of unnecessary restrictions from policies and regulations in order to accomplish their goals. Is the definition Mr. Carney subscribes to?

The Sunbury Daily Item has the opening statements of Sherwook and Carney on their web site. Just click the debate link on the Daily Item homepage.The Daily Item - Sunbury, PA

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Eight Senate Democrats Flip, Kill Parental Notification Bill

"A bill to generally require notification of one parent before a minor obtains an out-of-state abortion died Friday when Senate Democrats voted overwhelmingly to block it.

Hours before Congress adjourned for pre-election campaigning, 57 senators voted to remove the final procedural obstacle to S. 403, which would have cleared the bill for transmission to President Bush for his signature. But 57 was three votes short of the 60 required under Senate rules to break through a procedural roadblock erected by the Senate Democratic leadership." For the entire story visit nrlc.org or click here Eight Senate Democrats Flip, Kill Parental Notification Bill:

Friday, September 29, 2006

Townhall.com::The beatitudes of Rick Santorum::By Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker writes:
"Santorum, in other words, is one of those rare politicians who puts his money where his mouth is -- even though his usual supporters turn on him as a result. ..... If Santorum is ``too Catholic,'' he has company in his opponent, who is also a Catholic and a near-mirror image of Santorum on most of the hot-button issues. (Sue Cirba: Keep in mind folks Kathleen Parker is a member ofthe very liberal Washington Post Writer's Group...and is trying to make Casey and Santorum seem identical)

Parker Continues: Both men are pro-life and both oppose same-sex marriage, though Casey allows some slight variations. ...both support the legal protection for human life from conception, and both want to see Roe v. Wade overturned." To read the article:
Townhall.com::The beatitudes of Rick Santorum::By Kathleen Parker:

Townhall.com::The beatitudes of Rick Santorum::By Kathleen Parker and Comments:

Sue Cirba writes: "Nice try with the Casey-whitewash Kathleen, but a chasm the size of the Grand Canyon separates the two. Yes, Senator Santorum has “put his money where his mouth is” by sponsoring, co-sponsoring and promoting pro-life legislation. Santorum’s successes include The Unborn Victims of Violence Act (also know as the Lacy and Connor Law) and the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act to prevent infanticide. The brightest jewel in the crown of Santorum’s pro-life successes, is the hard-fought and won, Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. It will end the inhuman practice of brutally aborting a viable infant who has been partially delivered. These are but a few of Santorum’s pro-life efforts.

Casey, with no pro-life legislation to his credit will likely never have any. Casey has said abortion would not be his focus in Congress. (Carrie Budoff, Unlikely Allies are Sizing Up Casey', The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 3, 2005.)" To read Mrs. Cirba's letter go to Kathleen Parker article and the comments which follow it.
Townhall.com::The beatitudes of Rick Santorum::By Kathleen Parker:

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Santorum totes empty chair to debate - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

With less than seven weeks before the election, readers mauy be interested in articles from newspapers around the state on the two top races in Pa. Here is a sampling from this week:

"Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum carried a chair with him into the debate to emphasize his opponent's absence. Santorum answered questions for 45 minutes from '60 Minutes' co-editor Lesley Stahl during the debate in Hershey, Dauphin County, shown live on the Pennsylvania Cable Network. To read more : santorum totes empty chair to debate - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

Rendell, Swann spar over pay raises : The Morning Call Online

The Allentown Morning call reports on a debate between Rendell and Swann while Casey "has been turning down nearly all offers to appear with Santorum.".... "After his appearance, Santorum accused Casey of insulting state voters by skipping the events. ''We've not had one joint appearance before the voters of Pennsylvania,'' he said of an election that is ''one of vital importance to the country and the state.''

Casey has been turning down nearly all offers to appear with Santorum. Like Rendell and Swann, Casey and Santorum also plan two televised debates: one Oct. 12 in Pittsburgh and another Oct. 16 in Philadelphia." Rendell, Swann spar over pay raises : The Morning Call Online:

Times Leader | 09/28/2006 | Casey’s campaign tactics are sleazy, stance hypocritical

While this is not an article about a pro-life issue, it exposes casey's "values" or lack thereof,

"I just saw Bob Casey’s latest attempt to smear Sen. Rick Santorum, where Mr. Casey says that Sen. Santorum voted three times for a cost-of-living increase much like Social Security recipients receive. What makes this so funny is the fact that it was Mr. Casey who stood by and condoned the State Legislature’s 54 percent pay increase last summer." to read more visit:
Times Leader | 09/28/2006 | Casey’s campaign tactics are sleazy, stance hypocritical:

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Evening Bulletin - 9/22/06 Bob Casey's Misguided Moral Compass

"Casey accepted and delivered his talk last week entitled: 'Restoring America's Moral Compass: Leadership and the Common Good.' With Casey's controversial positions and his close ties to anti-Catholic left wing groups, his appearance revealed how his own moral compass is misguided and how he is an unprincipled leader whose words and actions cannot be trusted." To read the entire commentary visit: The Evening Bulletin - 9/22/06 Bob Casey's Misguided Moral Compass:

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Abortion Practitioner in Pennsylvania Loses Medical License Over Abuses

The Pa. State Health Department revoked the medical license of Harvey Brookman and fined him $50,000 for "unprofessional conduct" to read more visit LifeNews.com: Abortion Practitioner in Pennsylvania Loses Medical License Over Abuses

Monday, September 18, 2006

Casey and Plan B

"Plan B, a contraceptive/abortifacient, will soon be widely available for any female 18 or older without a prescription. ..... Democratic 'pro-life' senatorial candidate Bob Casey states he has no problem with this chemical abortifacient being accessed by teenage girls without the direction of a physician ('Meet the Press,' Sept. 3)." To read more of this letter printed in Sunday's The Patriot-News click here: Casey's expediency: "

Monday, September 11, 2006

'Vegetative' Woman's Brain Shows Surprising Activity

The Sept. 8 th edition of the Washington Post reported on a story about tests to determine awareness in a PVS patient.

"According to all the tests, the young woman was deep in a 'vegetative state' -- completely unresponsive and unaware of her surroundings. But then a team of scientists decided to do an unprecedented experiment, employing sophisticated technology to try to peer behind the veil of her brain injury for any signs of conscious awareness." To read the entire story click:
'Vegetative' Woman's Brain Shows Surprising Activity:

Of course those who regularly read this blog already know that some PVS patients are aware of their surroundings. Kate Adamson recovered from a stroke and persistent vegetative state and recently addressed the Scranton Chapter of Pa. for Human Life at their Prayer Breakfast
To read excerpts from Kate Adamson's Story click:

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Casey and Santorum on Plan B

The Meet the Press Debate Between Senator Rick Santorum and Robert Casey Jr. focused on one important pro-life issue, the over the counter sale of Plan B. The so called "Emergency Conatraceptive" pill also works to cause an early abortion by preventing implantation of the new human being in the uterus of his or her mother.

From the Meet the Press Debate:
Russert: Senator Santorum, another social issue. The Federal Drug Administration has said that Plan B, the morning-after pill, can be sold over the counter to Americans 18 and older. Many in the right-to-life community have called that pill an abortifacient. Are you in favor of the FDA decision to sell the morning-after pill?
SEN. SANTORUM: No, I’m not. I, I agree that it is an abortifacient, and that, that it’s dangerous to give a dose of hormones equivalent to one third of a whole series of birth control pills to, to someone without any kind of doctor supervision........ to read more about Santorum's pro-life response and Casey's "difference of opinion" visit: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14568263/Page/8/

For the whole transcript of the debate with comments on issues from the War on Terrorism to the budget, to pro-life and other issues visit http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14568263

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Don't Miss the Santorum - Casey Debate on Meet the Press Sunday Sept. 3

"It's the first debate between the two candidates and the first showdown on Meet The Press of the political season. Tune in at one of the following times on Sunday:

TV: Altoona, PA WJAC-TV, 9:00 am Erie-Meadville, PA WICU-TV, 10:00 am

Harrisburg, PA WGAL-TV, 10:00 am Johnstown, PA WJAC-TV, 9:00 am

Lancaster, PA WGAL-TV, 10:00 am Philadelphia, PA WCAU-TV, 10:30 am

Pittsburgh, PA WPXI-TV, 10:30 am Wilkes-Barre, PA WBRE-TV, 10:00 am

Radio : Allentown, PA WAEB 3:00 pm 790 AM Altoona, PA WFBG 1290 AM 2:00 pm

Erie-Meadville, PA WTIV 1230 AM 6:00 pm WOYL 1340 AM 6:00 pm
WFRA 1450 AM 6:00 pm WMGW 1490 AM 6:00 pm

Harrisburg, PA WWSM 1510 AM 5:00 pm Huntingdon, PA WHUN 1150 AM 6:00 pm

Johnstown, PA WNTJ 3:00 pm 850 AM Philadelphia, PA WPHT 1:00 pm 1210 AM

Pittsburgh, PA WKST 12:00 pm 1200 AM Somerset, PA WNTW 990 AM 3:00 pm

Wilkes-Barre, PA WKOK 1070 AM 6:00 pm"

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Letters - "Christian" America and the Morning After Pill

Numerous opinions have appeared in the media recently deriding the Catholic Church with regard to embryonic research and the Plan B pill.

As John Paul II reminded us, faith and reason are the two wings upon which man rises to the truth. Guardian and teacher of Christianity, the Catholic Church has been both pioneer and preserver of learning throughout Her two-thousand-year history; indeed, members of Her clergy and laity are among the great names of science.

But all inquiry must respect the dignity of the human person and the good of society. Harvesting the unborn violates both, as do the disunitive and lethal effects of so-called morning after drugs. Those who countenance such abuses accede to the prevailing materialism of our time, a philosophy of self-interest at odds with the most fundamental Christian truths and moral imperatives.

Unfortunately, most Americans have successfully divorced faith from morality, reinventing God as necessary to meet their needs. Lost is the understanding that freedom follows from truth, not the unfettered exercise of will, and that fulfillment lies not in possessing, but only in the unconditional gift of self.

In the light of Catholic doctrine, it's appallingly clear that contrary to popular myth, America is anything but predominantly Christian; it is, in fact, overwhelmingly pagan. How else could a nation embrace the self-destruction of contraception, sterilization, abortion and euthanasia? Why else would it clamor for medical experiments every bit as monstrous as those once performed in Nazi death camps?


John Francis Borra
Hays, KS

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

American Chronicle writes about the Christian Coalition

"Three disgruntled state affiliates have severed ties with the Christian Coalition of America, one of the nation's most powerful conservative groups during the 1990s but now buffeted by complaints over finances, leadership and its plans to veer into nontraditional policy areas.

'It's a very sad day for our people, but a liberating day,' said John Giles, president of the coalition's Alabama chapter, which announced Wednesday that it was renaming itself and splitting from the national organization. The Iowa and Ohio chapters took similar steps this year.

Giles said he and his Alabama colleagues have 'a dozen hard reasons' for the action but would elaborate on only one - a perception that the coalition's leadership was diverting itself from traditional concerns such as abortion and same-sex marriage to address other issues ranging from the environment to Internet access." To read more visit American Chronicle:

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Has political pressure finally induced the Bush administration to betray women's health with the morning after pill?

FDA Prepares Sell-Out on Morning After Pill (MAP)
By Joseph A. D’Agostino

After resisting for years feminists determined to make high-dosage steroids available to women and girls without a prescription, it seems that the Bush Administration is about to cave in to political pressure and make the morning-after pill (MAP) accessible over the counter to those over 18. Not only will this result in the deaths of more unborn children since MAP often acts after conception, but it will seriously harm the health of women and girls who will use the now-easy-to-get MAP repeatedly. The FDA did not officially announce its decision this week, but statements from it and Barr Laboratories, the makers of the “Plan B” brandof MAP, clearly indicate the FDA’s intention to allow OTC distribution ofMAP.

No one, pro-life or pro-abortion, pro-family or pro-contraception, should favor this change. The FDA’s own experts, when MAP was approved for prescription-only sales, said that repeated use could have serious health effects on women and girls. MAP should only be used very rarely, in an emergency (thus the term “emergency contraception,” even though the latter word of that term is dishonest). By making MAP prescription-only, the FDA required women and girls to go through a doctor and pharmacist who would query their patient’s health history and steer them away from MAP if medically indicated.

This safeguard will soon be gone. Anyone over 18 will be able to walk into a grocery store or pharmacy and buy MAP any time he or she pleases, no questions asked. Can anyone doubt that many young women will end up using MAP over and over? The FDA’s experts warned of serious health consequences from such use, but could not provide solid examples since there have been no studies of repeated MAP use. No one knows what the repeated dosing with these powerful steroids might do to women’s bodies. Many women, particularly college co-eds, are likely about to find out.

If history is any guide, disastrous health effects won’t make any difference once MAP is distributed over the counter. After all, the Clinton Administration rushed the prescription-only approval of the abortion pill, RU-486, and with its fatal side effects, it has been killing mothers at ten times the rate that surgical abortion does. Yet feminists and other so-called women’s advocates don’t want RU-486’s approval revoked.

Bush’s nominee for FDA Commissioner, Acting Commissioner Dr. Andrew vonEschenbach, recently announced the re-opening of the case for OTC MAP after radically pro-abortion senators such as Hillary Clinton (D.-N.Y.) put a hold on his nomination. The message from Clinton et al was clear: Approve OTC MAP or no permanent appointment for you. It seems vonEschenbach is complying.

The debate over OTC MAP continues to be surrounded by obvious lies. One is that MAP is contraception, not abortion. But scientists agree that the Morning After Pill often stops an already-conceived child from implanting, making it something other than contraception—and something that kills. Another obvious lie: MAP is safe for the woman using it. Yes, the FDA’s experts concluded that MAP is safe, but no one has studied the effects of repeated use, and the FDA’s experts warned that repeated use could be seriously harmful.

Yet another lie is that MAP will only be accessible to adult women over the counter. Anyone possessing passing familiarity with American society knows that young teenagers have easy access to cigarettes and alcohol, which are supposed to be sold only to adults. Why should anyone think the Morning After Pill will be different?

Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman often provides an excellent summary of all the lies of the left. In a typically dishonest column August 10, she not only claimed that MAP is contraception that prevents abortion and thus pro-lifers as well as pro-abortionists should favor it, but she condemns “the truly bizarre"' idea offered by opponents such as the Concerned Women for America, that a predator or rapist could ‘buy the drug in order to cover up his abuse.’” Goodman ridicules this very likely proposition.

Many underage girls are having relations with adult boyfriends. These men, guilty of statutory rape, often transport their victims for abortions, which is one reason why the Child Custody Protection Act is needed. Soon, MAP will be as near as the corner drug store, and who can doubt these men will buy it and pressure their young teen girlfriends to take it repeatedly, whenever standard “protection” was not used or failed? After all, these fellows haven’t exactly demonstrated their great concern for the well-being of the fair sex, have they?

And how old are these guys? Men 25 or older sire more children of school-age California girls than do boys, according to congressional testimony from Professor Teresa Stanton Collett of the University of St.Thomas School of Law in Minnesota. Nationally, two-thirds of teen mothers have boyfriends over 20. And among California girls 15 or younger who give birth, the boyfriends are usually 6 to 7 years older. That’s right—the father of a 15-year-old’s child is usually at least 21. Thanks to Hillary Clinton and a craven FDA, he will soon be able to legally pickup a package of the Morning After Pill to go with the 12-pack he will use to get his teen girlfriend drunk.

“Politicians are trying to push FDA approval through with strong-arm tactics that have no place in evaluations of women's health and safety. ..,” Christian Medical Association (CMA) Executive Director Dr. David Stevens said today. “This move by the FDA appears to be based on political expedience and ideology rather than science. It makes no medical sense to offer over-the-counter access to a powerful hormonal drug when lower doses of those hormones in contraceptives require a physician's prescription.” There is still hope that von Eschenbach will make the right decision.

Joseph A. D'Agostino is Vice President for Communications at the Population Research Institute Visit their Website: www.pop.org
(c) 2006 Population Research Institute. Permission to reprint granted. Redistribute widely. Credit required.

Thanks to Mr. D'Agostino for use of this article. To learn more about the work of the Population Research Institute visit www.pop.org. Or to subscribe to their Weekly E-Mail Briefing please visit http://pop.org/subscribe-weekly.cfm

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Federal Legislation - Legislative Action Center

"WASHINGTON (Updated August 3, 2006) -- Despite a 65 to 34 vote in the U.S. Senate on July 25 to pass a bill to prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortions in violation of parents' rights, the Senate Democratic leadership immediately erected a procedural roadblock in an attempt to kill the bill." To find out what you can do to help visit:
Federal Legislation - Legislative Action Center:

To learn more about the Child Custody Protection Act (S.403) and protecting parent's rights visit National Right to Life's page on parentalnotification. Visit: Parental Notification

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Catholic Charismatic Conference August 4,5,and 6 at the University of Scranton

Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Diocese of Scranton will hold its annual Conference August 4,5, and 6 at the University of Scranton, Scranton, Pa. This year's speakers include Father Benedict Groeschel, Maria Vadia, Father Trevor Nathasingh, a convert to Catholocism from a Hindu/Muslim background, and Alex Jones.

Father Groeschel is the Director of the Office of Spiritual Development of the Archdiocese of New York. He formed the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the renewal, has published, books and tapes, and is a familiar face on Catholic television. Father Groeschel founded Good Counsel Homes for single mothers and their children in New York City. Father Groeschel speaks at the Saturday, afternoon Penance Service and is homilist for the SundayLiturgy. For futher information or to register call 570-344-2214.

Friday, July 28, 2006

National Academies of Science: Abortion Linked to Premature Birth Problems

"A new report from a committee of the National Academies of Science finds that a first-trimester abortion, the most common abortion procedure, is linked to an increasing risk of premature birth. " For more on this report click:
National Academies of Science: Abortion Linked to Premature Birth Problems
What do you want to bet the March of Dimes, which exists to discover the causes of premature birth, will criticize the report?

Thursday, July 27, 2006

President Vetoes H.R. 810, the "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005" - Text of President's Speech

"I am returning herewith without my approval H.R. 810, the 'Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005.'
Like all Americans, I believe our Nation must vigorously pursue the tremendous possibilities that science offers to cure disease and improve the lives of millions. Yet, as science brings us ever closer to unlocking the secrets of human biology, it also offers temptations to manipulate human life and violate human dignity. Our conscience and history as a Nation demand that we resist this temptation" For the Text of President Bush'e Speech regarding H.R. 810 click:
President Vetoes H.R. 810, the "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005":

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Bob Casey's Twisted Interpretations of Being Pro-Life :: :: ProLifeBlogs

"this interview excerpt (printed in full on the liberal blog My DD) clearly reveals that Casey's pro-life convictions are weak, inconsistent and ranking far lower in his priorities"
Bob Casey's Twisted Interpretations of Being Pro-Life :: :: ProLifeBlogs:

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Stem Cell Research, Liberal Bias, and The Other Iraq

The liberal media infuriates me. Right after President Bush's veto of the life-destroying, embryonic stem cell research bill, local media in northeast Pa spoke only of the President's veto of "stem cell research". I believe this is a deliberate effort to confuse the issue in the mind of the public. Of course national networks ABC, NBC, and CBS did the same and worse even showing footage of the March for Life saying "right to lifers" did not agree with Bush's veto!.

One thing pro-lifers have to realize is liberals slant the news on every issue. Here is a different issue illustrating the same fact. Liberals want us to believe the effort to liberate the Iraqui people is a complete waste of our time and American lives: that the Iraqui people are savages who will never live in peace. They paint all Iraqui people with the same brush. I came accross this web site about Iraqui Kurdistan and was surprised by it. At the same time I was not surprised because I know how the liberal media distorts the truth to advance their agenda. So for those who want to learn something about Iraq that is not found on the nightly news visit: Kurdistan - The Other Iraq

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Pro-Life Groups Ask President Bush to Veto Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bill

"With the Senate approving a measure to use federal taxpayer dollars to pay for embryonic stem cell research, pro-life groups are urging President Bush to veto it.

“Taxpayers deserve to have their money fund a proven medical practice that has boasted real results, rather than subsidizing immoral embryonic stem-cell research that, to this day, has not yielded results,' Lanier Swann, of Concerned Women for America, said." To read more visit:
Pro-Life Groups Ask President Bush to Veto Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bill

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Visit the Pro-Life Booth At the Lycoming County Fair now through July 22, 2006

The Susquehanna Valley Chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life sponsor a pro-life booth at the Lycoming County Fair now through July 22nd. So if you plan to attend the fair, stop by. "We man the table every day now from 11 am - 9 pm. We have free balloons with prolife messages for the kids, free pens and sale items such as precious feet pins, prolife bracelets, magnetic car ribbons, all kinds of literature, fetal models and we also have a drawing on a doll from Adelyns and a drill. ..... We have a changing table for those who need to change their little ones, etc. and more."
For Information on directions to the Lycoming County Fair Visit: PSACF - Fair Details

Monday, July 17, 2006

Misguided, Anti-Catholic and Just Plain Evil

Our Catholic readers won't want to miss the column "Misguided, Anti-Catholic and Just Plain Evil" by the President of Human Life International: Spirit & Life

Saturday, July 15, 2006

TeenSTAR Sex Eudcation Curriculum

New, affordable teen sex education
We know what doesn't work -- "preaching" abstinence, "promoting" condoms.

Superintendents, School Board Members, Teachers, Administrators, Principals:
Has your curriculum shown that it can postpone sexual involvement? TeenSTAR has... Over 90% of female and male virgins remained uninvolved while 30-65% of previously involved students stopped during the year-long Teen Star program.

TeenSTAR (Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility) is a developmental curriculum which uses learning one's fertility pattern to teach responsible decision-making and communication skills in the area of sexual behavior and enhances teens' self-understanding and self-esteem. Can be offered once a week in health, physical education, family life, biology or sociology class for two semesters. Best results for primary prevention if offered in grades 7-9. A one-week training workshop required.

Why not try a program that has demonstrated its ability to postpone sexual involvement?

For a description of the program click here. The page also contains traninig workshop dates.


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Former Abortion Clinic Donated to Expand Crisis Pregnancy Centre

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, July 12, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A building that recently housed an abortion clinic has been donated to a local crisis pregnancy center, which offers women help in finding alternatives to abortion.

The former abortion clinic, known as the Springfield Health Care Center, shut down unexpectedly last October after launching a lawsuit against a new state law that required clinic abortionists to obtain hospital privileges within 30 miles of their clinic. Violations of the law could result in prison terms of up to 15 years."
To read more click here:
Former Abortion Clinic Donated to Expand Crisis Pregnancy Centre:

Sunday, July 09, 2006

AP Wire | 04/04/2006 | Lab grows bladders from cells of patients

Another reason why embryonic stem cell research is unnecessary:
AP Wire | 04/04/2006 | Lab grows bladders from cells of patients: "At age 16, Kaitlyne McNamara is different beyond her defective spine, crutch, leg braces and 54 surgeries. She has one of the world's first re-engineered bladders.

It is the first time a complex human organ like the bladder has been mostly replaced with tissue grown from a patient's own cells. "

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/25/2006 | Video: 3D Ultrasound

On June 25, 2006, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Image section (M) has an article called Ultimate Ultrasound with 3-D pictures of a baby in the womb. To view these online go to http://go.philly.com/ultrasound or click here:
Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/25/2006 | Video: 3D Ultrasound

Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers - Favorite Suppliers

Many Christian parents have turned to homeschooling to protect their childrren from the damaging influences of Planned Parenthood style sex education programs in the public schools. Catholics who choose this route may be interested in the following list of Catholic educational resources:
Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers - Favorite Suppliers

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Celebrity Virgins -Teen Breaks

Watch any TV show geared toward teens and sooner or later one of the characters will mock virginity. Fortunately not all celebrities share that view. Some celebrities have pledged to save their virginity for their spouse. Read about them at: Teen Breaks

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Federal Marriage Amendment Defeat -- Pro-Family Movement Weakness -- Paul M. Weyrich -- GOPUSA

Weyrich makes a good point to read his commentary on the Federal Marriage Amendment click :

Federal Marriage Amendment Defeat -- Pro-Family Movement Weakness -- Paul M. Weyrich -- GOPUSA: "Did the Majority Whip in the Senate twist arms until it hurts on the Marriage Amendment? No. Did the President talk with Senators, trading things as he did with the drug benefit? No. Was the Right angry about this? No. "

Friday, June 09, 2006

Ann Coulter's Book Review

"Similarly, the liberal religion supports abortion, but that doesn't mean every single liberal has had an abortion. We can rejoice that liberals do not always practice their religion. " To read Ann Coulter's review of her book, "Godless: The Church of Liberalism"(because she's not holding her breath waiting for the New York Times to review it) click here: Welcome to AnnCoulter.com:

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Concerned Women for America - Infanticide and Abortion: Fruits of the Same Tree

"The newborn girl was carefully wrapped in two plastic bags and tossed over a fence into a ravine in Alhambra, California. She did not survive the 53-feet fall.

This horrifying case of infanticide, uncovered in March, produced a wave of alarm and emotion from Alhambra natives, who named the baby Therese Rose and lovingly organized a funeral service for her. It’s hard to imagine anyone not moved by the baby’s heartless murder and, in contrast, the tender response of the people of Alhambra.

However, too often outrage over an infant’s senseless homicide stops short when she is still in the womb. The little girl who died in the ravine was a few hours old. Did those few hours really make her a person?" To read more of this article by Cara Cook click the following link.

Concerned Women for America - Infanticide and Abortion: Fruits of the Same Tree:

Friday, May 26, 2006

ABC News: Dying 'Dr. Death' Has Second Thoughts About Assisting Suicides

ABC News: Dying 'Dr. Death' Has Second Thoughts About Assisting Suicides: "May 26, 2006 — Today, on his 78th birthday, Jack Kevorkian, the man known as 'Dr. Death,' is slowly dying in prison.

And, according to his lawyer, Kevorkian seems to have second thoughts about helping people die."

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS; Eternal Word Television Network


Arrival at the International Airport of Okecie, Warsaw.
Thursday May 25, 2006 5 AM LIVE
Thursday May 25, 2006 10 PM ENCORE

Holy Mass in Pilsudski Square, Warsaw.
Friday May 26, 2006 3 AM LIVE
Friday May 26, 2006 7 PM ENCORE

Visit to the Sanctuary of Jasna Góra in Czestochowa.
Friday May 26, 2006 11 AM LIVE
Friday May 26, 2006 10 PM ENCORE

Visit to the birthplace of Pope John Paul II in Wadowice.
Saturday May 27, 2006 4:30 AM LIVE
Saturday May 27, 2006 3 PM ENCORE

Visit to the Santuary of the Madonna of Kalwaria in Kalwaria, Zebrzydowska and the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy of Krakow/Lagiewniki.
Saturday May 27, 2006 6 AM LIVE
Saturday May 27, 2006 4 PM ENCORE

Visit to the Cathedral of Wawel and meeting with the youth in Blonie Park.
Saturday May 27, 2006 11 AM LIVE
Saturday May 27, 2006 6 PM ENCORE

Holy Mass in Blonie Park in Krakow.
Sunday May 28, 2006 3:30 AM LIVE
Sunday May 28, 2006 8 PM ENCORE

Visit to the Concentration Camp of Auschwitz.
Sunday May 28, 2006 11 AM LIVE
Sunday May 28, 2006 11 PM ENCORE

Farewell Ceremony at the Balice Airport, Krakow.
Sunday May 28, 2006 1 PM LIVE
Monday May 29, 2006 12:30 AM ENCORE

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Casey and Santorum on NBC's Meet the Press Sept. 3 says Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/18/2006

Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/18/2006 | Santorum and Casey come out slugging: "Casey also would not agree to participate in 10 debates, as Santorum suggested Tuesday in an election night speech. Casey said he would debate, but declined to specify a number.

The candidates previously agreed to meet once, on NBC's Meet the Press on Sept. 3."

Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/18/2006 | Voters start a seismic shift in Pa.

Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/18/2006 | Voters start a seismic shift in Pa.: "In a typical election year, two incumbents lose in the primary. The turnover in this primary is the largest in at least 32 years. And, with 30 retirements, there could be more than 50 new lawmakers in the General Assembly at the start of the new term in January."

The articles I posted yesterday and today should give readers an idea of the unprecedented opportunity this election brings. It can be a blessing or a curse for the pro-life movement. It all depends on the steps pro-life citizens take to elect candidates who share their values.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Election Called 'Earthquake in Pennsylvania' - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

'Earthquake in Pennsylvania' - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "Angry taxpayers on Tuesday tossed out the two Republican Senate leaders who helped engineer last year's legislative pay raise, an issue that apparently cost 15 House members their jobs, too."

KYW Newsradio 1060 - Problems in Philadelphia

Well this should be fun! KYW Newsradio 1060 reports problems with 200 voting machines in Philadelphia Visit:
KYW Newsradio 1060

Eichelberger Victory -Traumatic Shock Wave says Political Analyst

John H. Eichelberger Jr.’s victory in the 30th District state Senate Republican primary race over Senate President Pro Tem Robert Jubelirer could have a "resounding effect" in Pa politics.....

“This is a traumatic shock wave, the likes of which we haven’t seen in decades,” said G. Terry Madonna, director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College."
Altoona Mirror

kdka.com - Election Results

Incumbents lost in 4 Southwestern Pa races. including Democrat from the 21st Legislative District
Frank J. Pistella, Democrat from the 10th Legislative District, Frank La Grotta, Republican from the 30th district, Robert Jubelirer and Republican from the 48th District, David Brightbill. For vote totals visit:
kdka.com - Election Results

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Seventh American Woman Dies From Drug-Based Abortion, FDA Meeting Reveals

Seventh American Woman Dies From Drug-Based Abortion, FDA Meeting Reveals: "Atlanta, GA (LifeNews.com) -- During a meeting of scientists and federal officials about the dangerous abortion drug RU 486 and how it has been responsible for killing six women, a Centers for Disease Control official revealed a seventh woman has died from a drug-based abortion."
Click link to read LifeNews.com article

If only I could vote for Thomas Jefferson! - Thomas Jefferson: First Inaugural Address. U.S. Inaugural Addresses.

Primary Election Day 2006 - Let us hope there are candidates who define good government the way Jefferson did!

Thomas Jefferson, in his First Inagural Address comments on our country, our Creator, and good government.

Thomas Jefferson: First Inaugural Address. U.S. Inaugural Addresses. : " Let us, then, with courage and confidence pursue our own Federal and Republican principles, our attachment to union and representative government. Kindly separated by nature and a wide ocean from the exterminating havoc of one quarter of the globe; too high-minded to endure the degradations of the others; possessing a chosen country, with room enough for our descendants to the thousandth and thousandth generation; entertaining a due sense of our equal right to the use of our own faculties, to the acquisitions of our own industry, to honor and confidence from our fellow-citizens, resulting not from birth, but from our actions and their sense of them;

enlightened by a benign religion, professed, indeed, and practiced in various forms, yet all of them inculcating honesty, truth, temperance, gratitude, and the love of man; acknowledging and adoring an overruling Providence, which by all its dispensations proves that it delights in the happiness of man here and his greater happiness hereafter—

with all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow-citizens—a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."

Friday, May 12, 2006

Read "Vacant Souls" By Father Frank Pavone

Father Frank Pavone's columnVacant Souls, describes the strange and callous behavior of some abortionists. According to one abortion center employee, "the abortionist “had a fetus wrapped inside of blue paper….He was standing in the hall…tossing the fetus up in the air and catching it. Like it was a rubber ball.”" Pray to end abortion.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Governor Signs HB 1591

A May2, 2006 Legislative Update from the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, reports "HB 1591, sponsored by Rep. Tom Tangretti, was signed into lawby the governor. The bill requires abortion clinics in PA to comply with the same patient safety and reporting requirements as other health care facilities.

If you would like to look up the Bill 1591 please go to www.legis.state.pa.us and plug in HB1591 under 'Bill', which is in a box titled 'Find Legislation By'.


Monday, May 01, 2006

A Pregnant Chinese Woman Goes Into Hiding to Escape A Forced Abortion. Her Relatives are Arrested, Her Home Destroyed. Read Mosher's Testimony

To read this Chinese Population Control horror story visit this link mos041906.pdf (application/pdf Object) Or go to wwwc.house.gov/international_relations/109/mos041906.pdf to read how the United Nations Population Fund, (UNFPA) continues to subsidize Chinese Population Control Bureaucrats.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

REAL Women's Voices

April 26th was a day for real women to lobby their legislators. This second annual event was co-sponsors by Concerned Women for America, American Victims of Abortion, Democrats for Life, NOEL for Life, the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the Religious Freedom Coalition, Students for Life of America, Virginia Society for Human Life and West Virginians for Life. These and other groups sent representatives to Washington D.C. where they met with members of Congress.

The abortion lobby continues to peddle the myth that all women are 'Pro-Choice' despite the fact that poll after poll shows that Americans - including women - are more pro-life. The event was held "to set the country straight" and help people understand that abortion is harmful to women and children.

Key issues like Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Judges, the Ban on Human Cloning and the Child Custody Protection Act were among those discussed. Concerned Women for American interviewed Maureen Gregory, a CWA Prayer and Action Chapter leader from Georgia .

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Steve Mosher of Population Research InstituteTo Testify on China's Coersive Population Control Program

Population Research Institute President Steve Mosher, China expert and author of several books, will testify before a House subcommittee about China. Mosher who has lived in China will talk about the systematic human rights abuses that take place under the Communist government’s coercive population control program.

Chinese women are forced to abort their children and are sterilized by the thousands every year. The program mandates a maximum of one or two children for most Chinese families. Because sons are favored in China, girls are often aborted so their parents can try again for a boy without exceeding their legal quota of children. PRI estimates by 2020, up to 15% of young Chinese men will be unable to find brides.

The hearing of the House International Relations Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations is called “Human Rights in China: Improving or Deteriorating Conditions?” and will be chaired by Rep. Christopher Smith (R.-N.J.).

Friday, April 14, 2006

Internship Opportunity in Political Campaign of Congresswoman Melissa Hart

Anyone interested in an internship in the political campaign of Congresswoman Melissa Hart should contact Luke Myslinski by e-mailing Luke@peoplewithhart.com

Congresswoman Melissa Hart was first elected to Congress in 2000. Hart is the first Republican woman ever to represent Pennsylvania in either house of Congress.

Before her election to Congress, Hart served for ten years in the Pennsylvania Senate, where she chaired the Senate Finance Committee and earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for Pennsylvania taxpayers

In 2003, Congresswoman Hart was appointed a member of the Republican Whip Team, the group of legislators responsible for guiding the party’s agenda through Congress.
Hart serves on the Committee on Ways and Means which has broad jurisdiction on critical issues such as economic policy, international trade, welfare, Social Security, Medicare and health care policy.

A native of the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Hart is a graduate of North Allegheny High School, Washington & Jefferson College, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Hart is running for re-election in a district with a Democratic advantage in voter registration of more than 55,000. She has won six elections in solidly Democratic districts by running aggressive, grass-roots campaigns that involve volunteers—Republicans and Democrats alike—from throughout the district who share her commitment to building a brighter future for our region and for the entire nation.

Congresswoman Hart has a reputation for Protecting the Unborn and has sponsored the following pro-life legislation:

Hart sponsored H.R. 1997, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act or “Laci and Connor’s Law.” Before this legislation was passed, if an unborn child was murdered, the family has no legal recourse for the loss of the child. H.R. 1997 created criminal liability under federal law for the injury or death to an unborn child if the assailant commits a violent act against the pregnant mother. This legislation passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. President Bush signed it into law on April 1, 2004.

Hart cosponsored the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. This legislation, which passed both the House and the Senate, prohibits the barbaric procedure known as Partial Birth Abortion. President Bush signed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban into law on November 5, 2003.

After learning that a number of public schools had offered the morning after pill to their students without parental consent, Hart sponsored the School Children Health Protection Act. (H.R. 926) which denies federal funds to a school that provides the “morning after pill.” Our schools should not act as pharmacists, especially when parents are not involved in the decision.

Congresswoman Hart cosponsored H.R. 1357, the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2005, which makes it a crime under federal law to clone a human embryo for reproductive or therapeutic purposes.

HART COSPONSORED THE CHILD INTERSTATE ABORTION NOTIFICATION ACT which prohibits the transporting of a minor across state lines to avoid laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions. This legislation passed by the House of Representatives with a vote of 270 to 157. The legislation is currently being considered by the Senate.

Congresswoman Hart Co-sponsored THE RU-486 SUSPENSION AND REVIEW ACT along with 70 of her colleagues in the House of Representatives. H.R. 1079 provides for the suspension of the distribution of the drug RU-486 pending a review by the Comptroller General of the United States of whether the Food and Drug Administration followed proper procedures in approving the drug.

The Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act was sponsored by Melissa Hart. It authorizes $79 million in federal funding to launch a cord blood inventory and research system, and it provides $158 million for the reauthorization and expansion of the ongoing federal bone marrow transplant program. The bill also brings cord blood and bone marrow stem cell data under a new program to provide an easy, single access point for information for doctors and patients. This bill passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming majority of 431 to 1.

Congresswoman Hart and a number of her colleagues have joined together in urging the Bush Administration to block any American foreign aid dollars from funding organizations that promote or perform abortions abroad.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

President Bush Addresses National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

President Bush Addressed the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on April 7, 2006 The Following are excerpts of that speech:

"This morning.... We recognize in one another the spark of the Divine that gives all human beings their inherent dignity and worth, regardless of religion."

"Through fellowship and prayer, we acknowledge that all power is temporary, and must ultimately answer to His purposes. And we know that affirming this truth is particularly appropriate in the heart of a capital built upon the promise of self-government. No one understood this better than Abraham Lincoln. In November 1864, after being reelected to his second term, Lincoln declared he would be the most "shallow and self-conceited blockhead" on Earth if he ever thought he could do his job "without the wisdom which comes from God and not from men." Throughout a terrible Civil War, he issued many exhortations to prayer, calling upon the American people to humble themselves before their Maker and to serve all those in need." Bush continued.

"Our faith-based institutions display that same spirit of prayer and service in their work every day.. ... people of faith need compassion if they are to be true to their most cherished beliefs. For prayer means more than presenting God with our plans and desires; prayer also means opening ourselves to God's priorities, especially by hearing the cry of the poor and the less fortunate. When the tsunamis hit those on the far side of the world, the American government rightly responded. But the American response is so much more than what our government agencies did. Look at the list of organizations bringing relief to the people from Indonesia to Sri Lanka. They're full of religious names: Samaritan's Purse, American-Jewish World Service, Baptist World Aid, The Catholic Medical Mission Board. They do a superb job delivering relief across the borders and continents and cultures." the President remarked.

"Today, millions of people across this Earth get the help they need only because our faith-based institutions live the commandment to "love thy neighbor as thyself." Often, that means remembering the people forgotten or overlooked in a busy world: those in Africa suffering from HIV/AIDS, young girls caught up in the global sex trade, victims of religious persecution. In these great moral challenges of our times, our churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples are providing the vision that is changing lives. " Bush told the crowd of nearly 2000 people assembled at the Hilton in Washington, D.C.

Friday, April 07, 2006

A look into the college culture: What value do we place on human life?

Awhile ago I posted a link to a web page about a 2005 PBS Frontline Special The Last Abortion Clinic. While much of this special was biased, the segment on their web site called "Shifting Attitudes" at www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/clinic/shifting/ gives readers a peek into the "college culture" This may prove particularly valuable to parents who are preparing to send their children off to college this fall. This interview with ten college age women is an eyeopening look at the pressures young women face which lead many to sexual experimentation and abortion. The need for a pro-life presence on college campuses is obvious.

Roughly 1/3 of the abortions in this country are performed on college age women. The interview quoted one college woman, "The pressure to have sex, but not have babies is a big part of what goes on right now". Many choose abortion. Some abort their children without telling their parents and others are pressured into it BY their parents. I'd like to ask the parents who promote abortion, "Have you looked into the face of a newborn child lately?" I cannot imagine how anyone could say that fininshing college is more impoartant than a newborn child's life. Yes, it would be nice if all women had a husband, a house with a picket fence, two cars and a college education before having a child, but if the woman is pregnant, she already HAS a child.

I am interested in learning about the activities of college pro-life organizations in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. If you are a member of a college pro-life group, please e-mail lifeissues@hotmail.com for further details.

Friday, March 31, 2006

Are you registered to vote? VOTESPA.COM

This is a critical election year for the pro-life movement. Pro-life leader Senator Rick Santorum is up for election and pro-abortion Governor Ed Rendell is up for election. Pennsylvanians will also be voting for all 19 Congressional seats as well as 25 State Senate seats, and 103 State House seats.

The last day to register before the May 16 Primary is April 17
. If you are not registered to vote by April 17 in the Republican or Democratic Party, you cannot vote in the May 16th Primary elections. Registered Independents cannot vote in the Party Primaries on May 16. Contact your County Voter Registration Office or go to www.votespa.com
VOTESPA.COM and click on the link which says voter registration application.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

For Resources on Euthanasia Visit InterLIFE: The Book Shelf

For some interesting books on euthanasia including Eugenics and Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton and Culture of Death:The Assault on Medical Ethics in America by Wesley Smith visit InterLIFE: The Book Shelf

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Abortion Hurts Women - Testimony of Vera Faith Lord

Over the years I have heard or read numerous testimonies from women harmen by abortion. Vera faith Lord suffered for twenty years after her abortion.
"I have to tell you my story, because if any case exemplifies a supposed guilt-free abortion, it is mine. I've heard every rationalization -- every single one. I have lived behind the feel good, warm and fuzzy walls of public opinion, political correctness, and conventional wisdom and I am here to tell you it is all unmitigated, absolute nonsense." To read her testimony visit http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/articles/LorAbor.htm

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Catholic Charities of Boston Ends Adoption Program - March 10, 2006 - Statement of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston, On Adoption Programs

"We have encountered a dilemma we cannot resolve. In spite of much effort and analysis, Catholic Charities of Boston finds that it cannot reconcile the teaching of the Church, which guides our work, and the statutes and regulations of the Commonwealth."from the Statement of Catholic Charities.
March 10, 2006 - Statement of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston, On Adoption Programs

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Sue Cirba to Address Susquehanna Valley Prayer Breakfast

The Susquehanna Valley Chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life will have a PRO-LIFE PRAYER BREAKFAST on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 9:30 A.M. at The Valley Inn Banquet Room, Duboistown. Sue Cirba's talk, 'Abortion, the Bible and the Christian' will focus on what the Bible has to say about abortion, and the Christian's response. Mrs. Cirba has a degree in Theology from the University of Scranton, and in Religious Education from Marywood College. She has worked as a Religious Education Director, a Teacher, and is currently Education Director of the Scranton Chapter of Pa. for Human Life. For further information contact lifeissues@hotmail.com.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

"Holistic Sexuality" by Dr. Hanna Klaus

For an intelligent and thoughtful commentary on our culture's approach to education in human sexuality versus the more holistic approach offered by Natural Family Planning read "Holistic Sexuality" by Dr. Hanna Klaus at http://www.itest.slu.edu/theologicalview/readings2/klaus.html

Friday, March 03, 2006

Oppose "Morning -After Pill"

The Newsletter of the Pro-Life Union of Southeastern Pa. suggests that pro-life people to voice theis opposition to the morning after pill: " We ask all readers to check your pharmacy about this lethal chemical. Do they dispense or force their employees to dispense? It harms the woman and if pregnant, it will kill her child, which is its purpose. PP is attempting to compel Target to force their employees to dispense. Walgreens has fired four employees for not dispensing. One of the four, Rich Quayle gave up a $100,000 year job, “I’m not here to kill anybody and I won’t do it.” We all use drug stores. Let walk with these courageous pro-lifers and speak out at our local pharmacies. That’s a minimum. A poll of 859 pharmacists showed that 69% felt they should be free not to dispense the “morning after pill.”"

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Partial Birth Abortion Ban Case to Be Reviewed

By Susan Cirba

On February 21, 2006, the Supreme Court agreed to review Gonzales v. Carhart, the case in which President Bush’s Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 was struck down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The Partial Birth Abortion Ban of 2003 was the culmination of years of effort by pro-life organizations to place a federal ban on the grisly abortion procedure where an unborn child in the second or third trimester is partially delivered and then killed. The unborn child is pulled from his mother’s womb feet first except for the head. The abortionist then stabs the partially-delivered child in the back of the neck with scissors to make an opening large enough to put a suction tube through. The child’s brain is suctioned out and the abortionist delivers a dead baby.

The public became aware of partial-birth abortion in 1992 when Ohio abortionist, Martin Haskell circulated an instruction paper explaining the procedure. Pro-life organizations have been working since then to ban this violent procedure on the state and national level. The U.S. Congress twice passed a ban on partial-birth abortion and President Clinton twice vetoed it. Congress twice failed to override Clinton’s vetoes.

The election of President Bush in 2000 brought hope for protecting unborn children. In the 108th Congress a new bill was prepared to ban partial birth abortion. It was sponsored by Pennsylvania’s Senator Rick Santorum, and passed through Congress. On Nov. 5, 2003, President Bush signed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 and remarked, " For years, a terrible form of violence has been directed against children who are inches from birth, while the law looked the other way. Today, at last, the American people and our government have confronted the violence and come to the defense of the innocent child."
Within hours of its signing, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the ACLU, and Center for Reproductive Rights challenged the law in three states. Gonzales v. Carhart is one of those challenges and is expected to be heard by the Supreme Court in the Fall.

In 2000, the Supreme Court ruled on Nebraska’s partial- birth abortion ban in Stenberg v. Carhart. It declared Nebraska’s law criminalizing partial-birth abortion unconstitutional because it lacked an exception to protect the woman’s health. The district court in Gonzales v. Carhart declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 unconstitutional citing the Supreme Court’s ruling in Stenberg v. Carhart. Sandra Day O’Connor was the tie-breaking vote in that 5-4 decision. O’Connor retired from the Supreme Court in 2005 and was recently replaced by Samuel Alito who is thought to interpret the Constitution as it was originally intended.

Thirty-one states have enacted partial-birth abortion bans, but due to court challenges, none of these bans are in effect.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Rapid City Journal

The South Dakota Senate voted 23-12 Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions. The House and Senate versions of the Bill (for a link to the text of the bill read yesterday's posts) need to be reconciled before it is sent to the Governor. For further information read:
The Rapid City Journal

Euthanasia -Archdiocese of Boston - 02/17/2006 - Ripple effect -Mistreating the people at the bottom

Recently, an eleven-year-old handicapped girl, Haleigh Poutre, was beaten by her adoptive parents. The doctor who was supposed to be caring for Haleigh ordered her feeding tube removed. The Catholic newspaper for the Archdiocese of Boston had a good editorial on the subject. Read "Ripple Effect" Below.
Archdiocese of Boston - 02/17/2006 - Ripple effect -Mistreating the people at the bottom

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Life begins at the time of conception - In South Dakota HB 1215 establish certain legislative findings, to...

Life begins at the time of conception.... to read the text of the South Dakota bill banning most abortions click here:
HB 1215 establish certain legislative findings, to...

South Dakota Abortion Bill -The Rapid City Journal

To read about the status of the proposed South Dakota bill banning abortion without all the New York Times pro-abortion propaganda click here:
The Rapid City Journal

Vote Due on South Dakota Bill Banning Nearly All Abortions - New York Times

Please pray for lawmakers in South Dakota who are preparing to vote on a bill that would outlaw nearly all abortions in S. Dakota. Read the New york Times Article:
Vote Due on South Dakota Bill Banning Nearly All Abortions - New York Times

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Like Terri Schiavo, Haleigh Poutre Not Safe When Others Decide Her Fate

The lives of disabled individuals are threatened by a growing attitude among physicians that some lives are not worth living. This article from Lifenews.com is shocking to say the least. Pass it on.
Like Terri Schiavo, Haleigh Poutre Not Safe When Others Decide Her Fate

Monday, February 20, 2006

Informed Consent Legislation

The evidence for a link between abortion and breast cancer is so compelling that some states have begun to include the ABC Link in Informed Consent Laws:

In 1995, Louisiana enacted a law protecting a woman’s right to know about abortion and fetal development. It became the FIRST STATE IN THE NATION to include information on the abortion-breast cancer connection in its information booklet given to pregnant mothers considering abortion.

Montana enacted a law in 1995 to expressly require that abortionists inform women of the relationship between abortion and breast cancer.

In 2003, Texas enacted legislation to require abortion providers to provide informed consent to women seeking abortion. The law went into effect Jan.1 2004.The information booklet, "A Woman’s Right to Know", published by the Texas Department of Health states: "Your chances of getting breast cancer are affected by your pregnancy history. If you have carried a pregnancy to term as a young woman, you may be less likely to get breast cancer in the future. However you do not get the same protective effect if your pregnancy is ended by an abortion. The risk may be higher if your first pregnancy is aborted."

Why not Pennsylvania?

Monday, February 06, 2006

Hillary Clinton Donates $$$$ to Bob Casey Campaign

According to Lifenews.com Hillary Clinton has donated $10,000 to the Senate campaign of Bob Casey Jr. The donation was made from her political action committeeHillPAC and is the largest donation Clinton gave to any candidate in 2005.

Hillary Clinton has a solid pro-abortion voting record. In 2003 for instance when the Senate voted on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, 64 Senators voted "Yes" but Hillary voted "No". Hillary also voted for the Harkin amendment which said Roe. v. Wade should NOT be overturned. She voted for S. 1050, the National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2004 which would have allowed Department of Defense Facilities to be used for privately funded abortions. Fortuantely the bill was rejected.

Perhaps Hillary Clinton made her contribution to the Casey campaign in an effort to "soften" her stance on abortion. Keep in mind that Clinton voted against President Bush's Supreme Court Nominees John Roberts and Samuel Alito so she is still casting pro-abortion votes.

Perhaps Hillary is contributing to the Casey campaign to let her pro-abortion friends know Casey is "OK" with her. A little advice for Bob Casey: If I were running for dog catcher and Hillary Clinton gave me a nickel, I'd return it.

For those interested in the LIfeNEws Article: Hillary Clinton Donates Campaign Cash to Pro-Life Democrat Candidate

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

President Bush's Remarks to the March for Llife

January 23, 2006


"The strong have a duty to protect the weak."

"I appreciate so very much your work toward building a culture of life -a culture that will protect the most innocent among us and the voiceless. We are working to promote a culture of life, to promote compassion for women and their unborn babies. We know -- we know that in a culture that does not protect the most dependent, the handicapped, the elderly, the unloved, or simply inconvenient become increasingly vulnerable."

"The America of our dreams, where every child is welcomed in law -- in life, and protected in law may still be some ways away.... We're making progress in Washington. I've been working with members of the Congress to pass good, solid legislation that protects the vulnerable and promotes the culture of life. I signed into law a ban on partial birth abortion. (Applause.) Infants who are born despite an attempted abortion are now protected by law. (Applause.) So are nurses and doctors who refused to be any part of an abortion. (Applause.) And prosecutors can now charge those who harm or kill a pregnant woman with harming or killing her unborn child." (Applause.)

"We're also moving ahead in terms of medicine and research to make sure that the gifts of science are consistent with our highest values of freedom, equality, family, and human dignity. We will not sanction the creation of life only to destroy it." (Applause.)

" ..... this progress is a tribute to your perseverance and to the prayers of the people. I want to thank you, especially, for the civil way that you have engaged one of America's most contentious issues. I encourage you to take heart from our achievements, because a true culture of life cannot be sustained solely by changing laws. We need, most of all, to change hearts.... persuading increasing numbers of our fellow citizens of the rightness of our cause. "

" ..... a movement that appeals to the noblest and most generous instincts of our fellow Americans -- and that is based on a sacred promise enshrined in our founding document that this movement will not fail."(Applause.)

The previous remarks are excerpts fromPresident Bush's remarks to the March for Life demonstration on Jan. 23, 2006.

Monday, January 23, 2006

March for Life on EWTN - Abortion Hurts Women

Watch or listen to live coverage of the March for Life on EWTN radio or television or on the Internet at http://www.ewtn.com Tens of thousands of pro-life people including women carrying signs saying "I regret my abortion" are marching in protest of Roe vs. Wade. These women want to make others aware that abortion hurts women. One woman named Maria from Operation Outcry said "I had three abortions and I am no longer able to bear children". Georgette Forney said "Abortion has hurt us and we are here to tell our story."
She recommends women contact Priests for Life http://www.priestsforlife.org for more information.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Kate Adamson, Stroke Victim, Advocate for the Right to Live, Author, to Speak in Scranton Jan. 28

Kate Adamson lives in Los Angeles, California with her family. She is an outspoken advocate for the right to live and be recognized as a viable contributing human being despite disabilities and testified before Congress following the death of Terri Schiavo. Kate Adamson will speak at the Respect Life Prayer Breakfast on January 28 at 9:00 a.m. in Scranton. The victim of a double brain stem stroke, Kate wrote about her experience in her book Kate's Journey.

Quotes from her book, Kate’s Journey:
"I lay there looking at the doctor and my husband. "It’s hard to tell if she can understand. I think she can hear us." the doctor said. Yes! I can hear you. I can’t move or speak, but I hear you. Kate thought. My husband refused to believe I was dying but the doctor offered little hope."
"Fate placed Steven (Kate’s husband) in the elevator with my doctor who was telling the nurse, I was the worst thing he had seen in a very long time. He said I was a tragic case and could look forward to death if I were lucky and life if I were unlucky."

Kate was being fed through a feeding tube but for an eight-day period, did not receive food. During that time she thought:
"I was starving. I thought I was going insane. I was screaming out in my mind, Don’t you know I need to eat? The hunger pangs were unbearable. This continued for another five days. I could think of nothing but eating…."

"I never had time to pray much, but now I had all the time in the world. Praying is the only thing I can do. I can think but I can’t talk – except to God. Ok God here’s the deal. Let me live. I may never by the same…but I may be someone."

I highly recomment the book which can be purchased from Kate's web site http://www.kate Those wishing to hear Kate in Scranton on the 28th need to make a reservation by January 23 by calling pa. for Huaman Life at 570-343-5099.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Ad war at full blast as Alito hearings begin | csmonitor.com

The opposition to Judge Alito is cranking up the heat according to a Christian Science Monitor article: Ad war at full blast as Alito hearings begin | csmonitor.com: "Last Thursday, anti-Alito activists delivered petitions with 1.1 million signatures to senators on the Judiciary Committee and launched a $600,000 TV and radio ad buy."

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Kate Adamson Principal Speaker of Respect Life Prayer Breakfast in Scranton

The Scranton Chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life will commemorate the January 22, 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion-on-demand with a Respect Life Prayer Breakfast to be held on Saturday, January 28, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Center, downtown Scranton. Kate Adamson will be the principal speaker. Mrs. Adamson was the victim of a double brainstem stroke who survived an eight-day removal of her feeding tube. On April 19, 2005, following the starvation-death of Terri Schiavo, she testified before Congress on the subject of persons with disabilities.

The Prayer Breakfast cost is $13.50 for adults, $6.75 for children ages 6 to 12 and no charge for children 5 and under. Reservations may be mailed to Pennsylvanians for Human Life, 506 Broadway, Scranton, Pa. 18505. Tables may be reserved for groups of 6 or more. Further information may be obtained by contacting Pennsylvanians for Human Life at 347-8299.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Senator Santorum to Speak at Pro-Life Breakfast in Hermitage

U.S. Senator Rick Santorum will be the featured speaker at the Mercer County Pro-Life breakfast Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. at the Hickory VFW in Hermitage. For more information, call Brian Beal at 724-813-3298.