It may not be too late to reverse the abortion pill (Mifeprex or RU-486) – call 1-877-558-0333

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.