Saturday, February 7, 2009
Sunday, December 7, 2008
"In medical practice, there are few surgical procedures given so little attention and so underrated in its potential hazards as abortion. It is a commonly held view that complications are inevitable."
-- Warren Hern, Abortionist
"[The abortionists] get to go inflict pain on someone for five minutes ...
-- Charlotte Taft, Former Clinic Administrator
"No one ever says 'Thank you' to an abortionist."
-- Unidentified Abortionist
"Every woman ... has a trauma at destroying a pregnancy ... This is a part of her own life. When she destroys a pregnancy she is destroying herself."
-- Dr. Julius Fogel, Psychiatrist/OB who has performed over 20,000 abortions
"Even now I feel a little peculiar about it because as a physician I was trained to conserve life, and here I am destroying it."
-- Unidentified Abortionist
"If the abortion is well done, we don't have to watch the baby die. So we inject a salt solution. The result is like putting salt on a slug, but we don't have to watch it."
-- Dr. Russell Sacco, M.D.
"... [abortion] is still the dark side of medicine."
-- Morris Wortman, Abortionist
Democrat and Chronicle, July 5. 1992
"I guess I never realized I would find [performing abortions] as unpleasant as I do. I really don't enjoy it at all. It's not a rewarding thing to do ... [patients] look at you as an evil person who is deliberately putting them through a painful procedure ... it's their whole attitude that bothers me. I feel like a simple thank you is in order, instead of 'Why are you doing this to me?'"
-- New York Abortionist
The New York Times Magazine, January 18. 1998
"[Doing abortions] can make you feel bad ... No matter how pro-choice you are, it makes you feel low."
-- New York Abortionist
The New York Times Magazine, January 18. 1998
"The abortion clinics never accept any responsibility for complications. They just say it was not their fault. The concern is not the patient at this time. The concern is with taking care of the doctor and keeping his reputation and the clinic's [reputation] clean."
-- Carol Everett, Former Clinic Director and Owner
"You know that there is something alive in there that you're killing."
-- Unidentified Abortionist
In Necessity and Sorrow, Magna Denes, New York: Basic Books. lnc., 1976
"The sensations of dismemberment flow through the forceps like an electric current."
-- Dr. Warren Hern, Abortionist
Associations of Planned Parenthood Physicians meeting, San Diego, October 26, 1978
"It's a nasty, dirty, yucky thing and I always come home angry."
-- David Zbaraz, Abortionist
Washington Post, March 3, 1980
Read the rest here...
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
I had an appointment in the west end of the city for 2:00 PM so I decided to have lunch at 240 Sparks Street. After lunch I returned to the site and saw Frances holding her sign and praying alone. I stayed and prayed with her for a short time but had to leave for my appointment. I regretted that I was unable to stay longer.It fills my soul with such hope and joy to see the courage and dedication of these faithful witnesses who return to pray several times a week. For me it was my first time back to the site since 40 Days officially ended three weeks ago but I pledge to return more often. The Lord is merciful. - Maureen
I went up to the Clinic this week at 10:30 - 3 pm. on Thurs. to pray. I brought the sign I got from the meeting 'Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you." One gentlemen approached me first & said we are naive I told him God love him - didn't care but when I told him we love the people at the Abortion Clinic & all those who are having abortion and we pray for them all. He was really happy. The other three I approached had a questioning look about the sign so I explained it and this opened up a door to share - they were all thankful. I really believe God opened these doors.I was there for awhile another person came for a hour & then my sister came at 3 pm & a man.I don't know if you want any feed back. Thought I would just pass this on to let you know God is working. - Nelda
Friday, November 21, 2008
Grandmother's Account of Traumatizing Experience with Abortion Moves Jamaican Parliamentarians to Tears
By Jonquil Frankham
KINGSTON, Jamaica, November 21, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A recent presentation by a woman who 20 years ago bullied her daughter into having an abortion reduced members of the Jamaican parliament to tears, reports the Jamaica Gleaner.
Anne Arthur, a grief counselor, told the parliament she has never fully recovered from having bullied her daughter into killing her unborn child. "I drove my daughter to the abortion clinic like a lamb to the slaughterhouse, against her will," Arthur told her audience.
"I pressed my views on her and convinced her that she would be unable to care for the child while studying and an abortion would be the best thing to do, offering her no other solution or help … While my 12-week-old grand-daughter was ripped apart from my daughter's womb, I knew with brutal clarity that I had made the greatest mistake of my life," said Arthur.
Arthur told the parliamentary gathering that she does not support abortion under any circumstances now, even under the usual exceptions of rape and incest. She said that her 41-year old daughter, now married, has had trouble conceiving because of the damage the abortion, which was performed legally in Germany, caused.
Arthur’s presentation was part of a debate over the legalization of abortion in Jamaica. Sections 72 and 73 of the country’s Offences against the Person Act currently punish participation in abortion with a sentence of up to life imprisonment. However, an advisory group established by former Health Minister John Junor found that increases in maternal fatality are purportedly due to illegal and unsafe abortions, as LifeSiteNews reported November 14th. The advisory group pushed for the legalization of abortion as the solution to the problem.
Dr. Doreen Brady West of the Coalition for the Defense of Life, however, told the Jamaican parliament last week that she is doubtful legalizing abortions will decrease maternal mortality. Rather, she argued, illegal and unsafe abortions are very minor contributors to the maternal death rate in Jamaica. The real solution, she said, is in better antenatal care.
The debate over abortion in Jamaica has been emotionally charged and deeply controversial. As reported by LifeSiteNews, graphic video depictions of abortions have been shown to the parliament, prompting some to leave the room and many to avert their eyes in discomfort.
As the Gleaner reported, Arthur maintained that the legalization of abortion in Jamaica would merely result in a dramatic increase in abortions, as happened in both Germany and the United States, and not the protection of expectant mothers.
This is what happens outside of the Morgentaler Abortion Mill everyday. Many young girls are forced to abort by their mothers. They're crying and desperate when they show up. You can see it on their faces. They don't want to do it. But guess what? Nobody is on their side. Except us strangers. Although we're there to help emotionally, spiritually, and financially, it would cause a major rift with their families and boyfriends if the girls backed out.
Pro-choice? Don't be ridiculous. There are so many threats and intimidation tactics going on, the abortion businesss is nothing more than a subsidiary of Mafia Inc.
The Mill keeps up a booming business which is built on fear, despair, and the intimidation of family members and the culture as a whole.
And we can't compete with that. (Source)
Monday, November 17, 2008
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (November 13th, 2008) - The Saint Michael the Archangel Organization, which coordinated the October 18th, 2008 WORLDWIDE ROSARY FOR UNBORN BABIES prayer event, is pleased to announce it is now coordinating the 10,000 MASSES FOR UNBORN BABIES effort which is scheduled to take place for nine consecutive days(January 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st). This Novena of Masses will be for the following intention: For the protection of unborn human persons.
" The 10,000 MASSES FOR UNBORN BABIES is being done to provide protection for innocent unborn babies," said Patrick Benedict, the president of the Saint Michael the Archangel Organization and a parishioner at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church(Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee). "Obviously, these babies can not have Masses offered for themselves. But, people like myself can have Masses offered, and I am hoping many will choose to do exactly that."
A person who wants to be a part of this effort may do so by asking a priest to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the protection of unborn human persons(the Mass should be offered on any day from January 13th - 21st, 2009). The date and the location of the Mass would then need to be registered with the Saint Michael the Archangel Organization. This can be done by either sending an email to PatrickBenedict@rcin.net or by sending the information by mail to P. O. Box 41257; Memphis, Tennessee 38174; U.S.A.
The website of the Saint Michael the Archangel Organization is http://www.saintmichaelthearchangelorganization.org/
"There is no such thing as a 'choice' to kill an unborn baby," continued Benedict. "A person who murders an unborn baby, or a person who formally cooperates with that action, puts his soul at risk of being eternally separated from God And, that(eternal separation from God) is hell. This is a truth that needs to be repeated often."
A MESSAGE FROM PATRICK BENEDICT
Please consider forwarding the press release above to your local diocesan/archdiocesan newspaper. Of course, you may also forward it to people you know.
If you have not already done so, I encourage you to have at least one Mass offered as part of the 10,000 MASSES FOR UNBORN BABIES effort. The total number of Masses being offered will be updated regularly on the homepage of the Saint Michael the Archangel Organization's website which is http://www.saintmichaelthearchangelorganization.org/
Tremendous thanks to the approximately 25 people who contacted the Saint Michael the Archangel Organization and offered to send in a donation. If you have not done so and would like to, please let your intention be known and send your mailing address to PatrickBenedict@rcin.net. A donation envelope will then be sent to you. (Donations to the Saint Michael the Archangel Organization, a non-profit corporation, are not tax-deductible.)
I ask that you please pray one Hail Mary for the 10,000 MASSES FOR UNBORN BABIES effort.
Saint Michael the Archangel Organization
p.s. If you would like to have your email mailing address taken off from the Saint Michael the Archangel Organization's list, please let your intention be known by sending an email to PatrickBenedict@rcin.net.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
MADRID, November 13, 2008 (CNA) - The Spanish daily "La Razon" has published an article on the pro-life conversion of a former "champion of abortion." Stojan Adasevic, who performed 48,000 abortions, sometimes up to 35 per day, is now the most important pro-life leader in Serbia, after spending 26 years as the most renowned abortion doctor in the country.
"The medical textbooks of the Communist regime said abortion was simply the removal of a blob of tissue," the newspaper reported. "Ultrasounds allowing the fetus to be seen did not arrive until the 80s, but they did not change his opinion. Nevertheless, he began to have nightmares."
"That same day a cousin came to the hospital with his four months-pregnant girlfriend, who wanted to get her ninth abortion - something quite frequent in the countries of the Soviet bloc. The doctor agreed. Instead of removing the fetus piece by piece, he decided to chop it up and remove it as a mass. However, the baby's heart came out still beating. Adasevic realized then that he had killed a human being,"
After this experience, Adasevic "told the hospital he would no longer perform abortions. Never before had a doctor in Communist Yugoslavia refused to do so. They cut his salary in half, fired his daughter from her job, and did not allow his son to enter the university."
WICHITA, KS, November 13, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two pro-life volunteers participating in a round the clock prayer vigil were sickened last week, after being exposed to fumes from an oily substance that had been spilled across the driveway at George Tiller’s late-term abortion clinic. Operation Rescue, citing a similar incident that occurred in 2007, alleges that the spilling of the substance in such close proximity to where pro-life volunteers were participating in the 40 Days for Life campaign was an intentional “chemical attack.” One of the pro-lifers, Jennifer McCoy, was treated for four hours at a local hospital emergency room suffering from vomiting, diarrhea, and swelling of the face and eyes. Another woman, Brandi Lozier, was with McCoy praying outside the abortion clinic in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 2, 2008, as part of the 40 Days For Life event. She suffered similar symptoms, but was not hospitalized. After conducting tests, doctors told McCoy that her symptoms were the result of exposure to a foreign substance, and were not related to any viral or bacterial infection. Hazmat was called to the abortion clinic and treated the area to remove the unknown substance. After being released from the hospital, McCoy filed a complaint with the Wichita Police Department. “We suspect that this chemical attack may have been in retribution for Jennifer’s help in documenting a botched abortion at Tiller’s clinic a few weeks ago,” said Operation Rescue spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger. McCoy had interviewed Patient S. from her hospital bed after she nearly died from a botched abortion at Women’s Health Care Services. A similar incident occurred in September, 2007, when Tiller’s security guard, John Rayburn, was photographed with a “stink bomb” that also sickened those on the scene. Prosecutors refused to file charges, and efforts to hold Tiller accountable in small claims court failed. “We know whoever is responsible for endangering the health of these innocent women will only continue to be emboldened by a lack of prosecution,” said Sullenger. “The only way to stop these cowardly attacks on pro-lifers is to catch the perpetrators and put them in jail.”
It's pretty typical these days that pro-aborts and their sympathizers must resort to force and intimidation to get their way. On the one hand, the pro-life movement is gaining in strength and the demand for abortion is going to start to drop off as the light of day is shone on the grissly business of this massive human genocide. On the other hand, the abortion suppliers are dwindling in numbers so the government thugs and their allies on the ground have to ensure the abortion providers keep providing.
If things begin to heat up on this battle front, know that we are winning and we are going to win. For the last 40 years, it's been smooth sailing for the abortion industry. From here on in, it's going to be stormy weather.
OTTAWA - Wellington Street is now reopened after being closed for several hours
Thursday as police investigated two suspicious packages found at the Bank of
Canada building at 234 Wellington St. Earlier in the morning, Wellington had
been closed between Elgin and Lyon after police and hazardous material
specialists responded to the 7:25 a.m. call about two cardboard boxes at the
bank's entrance. Ottawa Police Service Explosive Section along with
Ottawa Fire Services Hazmat Unit examined the packages and found them to be
inert and non-toxic. One police officer and five Bank of Canada security
officers, who were the first to respond, were temporarily held and assessed as a
precautionary measure. All have now being released. Though part of the Bank of Canada was evacuated earlier as a safety precaution, employees have now been allowed to return. Police say a sample from the package has been sent for
analysis. Police say it's too early into the investigation to confirm if any
charges will be laid in this case. (Source)
Remember that report where the media was trying to pin this on pro-lifers? Why isn't there a clarification on that earlier report?
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
This morning at Ground Zero, I received an emergency call from Nicole C. who was doing some sidewalk counselling. She met a black woman who was scheduled to have her abortion. As she talked with her, she learned that this woman already had 5 kids and could not afford another one. The woman walked back and forth, sometimes putting her hand on the door of the Abortion Mill, but not opening it.
The woman was then on her cell phone, talking to her husband. She didn't want to go through with it, but they were in a financial crisis.
As Nicole phoned around frantically trying to find financial support, we got a rude awakening that crisis pregnancy centres don't offer cash - probably because of the abuse that can happen with that situation, understandably. So we had to make a split decision and we did.
So Nicole and I bit the bullet and offered her $500 cash right now, and a pledge to help her on a continual basis until her situation stabilized.
Before anything else, the Abortion Mill is a business. That is the context in which they operate and that is the context in which we must venture at times. We have to be the Abortion Mills' competitors for the lives of the unborn. What's a child worth to us? $500? Seems like a pretty good bargain for an eternal soul, no? The early Church raised money to buy the freedom of slaves. And that's what we need to do in this war too.
The abortion mill pushes despair and extorts millions from its victims and from the State.
In response, we need to offer hope in terms of concrete assistance, and we need to show an unbelieving world that we love Christ more than our possessions.
We need to conquer with love...and cash.
I asked Nicole to give me a call to let me know what ended up happening. When I find out, I'll let you all know.
The fact that today we might have saved a human life by our sacrifice is a great privilege and grace.
Please pray hard.
Update: We are not certain, but looks like the woman went ahead and had the abortion. She went into the building to phone her husband, and was in there for a couple of hours.
Still, we learned a valuable tactical lesson which we will be able to implement next time this situation arises.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Good news - just before I was about to leave at 1pm, a dozen young adults from the National House of Prayer arrived to pray. They had just finished a prayer walk and felt led to come to the vigil site. As well, there were three other ladies in prayer (two on a work break)...so about fifteen altogether when I left at 1pm. The young adults took turns standing in a line at the site, and caught the attention of people across the street. - Sue A.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
40 Days for Life is an intensive pro-life campaign that features 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and grassroots educational outreach. The 40-day time frame is drawn from examples throughout Biblical history where God brought about world-changing transformations in 40-day periods.
Over 500 people showed up to the closing rally in Canada's capital to hear special addresses from Archbishop Prendergast of Ottawa and Debbie Fisher from the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, and above all, celebrate an incredibly successful 40 Days for Life in Ottawa. After the speeches, the vigil participants processed by candlelight from the Abortion mill to a packed St. Patrick's Basilica for Mass and a reception.
John Pacheco of 40 Days for Life was thrilled with the campaign's results. He reflected on how 750 people helped hold a 960-hour continuous vigil in front of the Morgentaler abortuary on Bank Street in Ottawa, helping change the hearts of hundreds of men and women and literally saving the lives of at least three babies.
"Over the last 40 days, some 750 vigilers braved the rain, wind, cold, snow, and sleepless nights to witness to the Dignity of the unborn," recounted Pacheco. "Some of us were violently assaulted; and many of us were verbally abused. But we did not return the insult and we didn't raise our hand. We remained in solidarity with the unborn in their silent holocaust, and, as a result, the sacred cows of the pro-abortion propaganda were exposed. Many people were touched and a few were converted."
While the tangible statistics of the campaign give great hope to the pro-life crowd, Pacheco believes the best is yet to come:
"While I was praying outside the Mill around 2AM on Saturday morning (and accompanied by at least 12 other people), I got the strange sense that while we shook things up at the Mill while we were there over the last 40 days, the final boot is going to fall now that the campaign is over."
Pacheco believes that with some dedication and extra funding, 40 Days for Life can become a 365 day per year event in many Canadian cities.
40 Days for Life also wrapped up in the U.S., where an incredible 441 (editor's note: number is now 520) lives were saved from abortion. Leaders also say that several abortion center workers quit their jobs, a number of clinics closed down for days, and thousands of hearts were touched.
message, but first some GREAT news!
On a day when many are stressed about elections, I just
heard from one of our 40 Days for Life local campaign
leaders who is bouncing off the walls with the exciting
news that the abortion facility that was the focus of
their campaign over these last 40 days is CLOSING!!
The "Space Available" real estate sign was put in front
of the building on Thursday -- day 37 of the campaign.
Yesterday, the local leader confirmed with the real
estate company that the abortionist is shutting the
business down for good.
We will have more details, including the location, as
soon as the facility is closed -- which should happen
very soon. But I knew you'd want to know that your
prayers have produced an amazing result!
And another INCREDIBLE victory: as reports continue to
roll in from around the country about the impact of the
40 Days for Life campaign that just ended, the number
of confirmed lives saved during the 40 days is...
This number surpasses the previous total for all
earlier 40 Days for Life campaigns COMBINED!
The total number of lives saved through 40 Days for
Life, from 2004 in College Station, Texas, through
today, has now topped 1,000. Amazing, isn't it?
Let's praise the Lord for what He has done!
And, speaking of victories...
...The 2008 elections will be decided TODAY.
We all need to pray, fast, and do everything we can to
ensure pro-life victories at every level -- federal,
state, and local.
Right now, our entire family is actually at a local
campaign headquarters here in Florida, helping with the
"Get Out The Vote" effort.
After voting for life today, please do everything you
can to help get every other pro-life person you know to
get out and vote.
The stakes have never been higher.
Monday, November 3, 2008
During the past 40 days, we've tasted the fruit of God's grace in confronting abortion on the front lines. But now that the campaign is officially over, many people are asking where to we go from here?
The challenge today in the pro-life movement in Canada is that it needs a focused, results-based initiative, a micro, "on-the-ground" effort, similar to the one we just had with 40 Days for Life. What has been clear to me in this endeavour is that the personal "one-on-one" approach in the abortion war is sorely needed in Canada. At least 3 babies were saved during this campaign, and much disruption in the abortion business occurred. People were challenged and converted. At the very least, hundreds of seeds were planted. This indicates to me that this sort of prayerwar/sidewalk counselling approach WORKS. We see the results first hand. And even the results we don't see, we know they are happening. We can actually see it in people's faces as they walk by. We can see it in the depressed faces of the abortion workers when they see us there everyday. And we can see it in the agitated face of the abortionist each morning when he comes to work. This micro level approach to fighting abortion is successful. And that, in the end, is the bottom line.
But for this kind of work to bear fruit, we need devoted leadership in this field. At this stage in this burgeoning movement, we can plant a seed that can grow beyond our wildest dreams -- not only here in Ottawa but across Canada in every major city where abortion is performed.
But for that to happen, we need to financially support someone to take what we've done in Ottawa and grow it - both here in Ottawa and across the country.
There are a number of options we will be looking at in the coming days.
So the purpose of this notice is simply to ask you to consider financially supporting such a ministry. We have many great "ground zero" initiatives planned to bring down abortion. But those initiatives can only move forward with your help.
So, at this point, all I need to know is one thing from each of you: would you be willing to financially commit to such a venture?
40 Days For Life Campaign
Over the last 40 days, some 750 vigilers braved the rain, wind, cold, snow, and sleepless nights to witness to the Dignity of the unborn. Some of us were violently assaulted; and many of us were verbally abused. But we did not return the insult and we didn't raise our hand. We remained in solidarity with the unborn in their silent holocaust, and, as a result, the sacred cows of the pro-abortion propaganda were exposed. Many people were touched and a few were converted. The reverberations of this campaign are hard to assess. Certainly, the stats were very impressive indeed:
Number of Participants: 750
Blogged Stories: 70
Consecutive Hours: 960
Babies Saved: 3 (minimum)
Volunteer Hours: 2000
Abortion Mill Disruption: Very High
But the real progress will not be known for some time, if ever, since it is often hidden - hidden in peoples hearts as the seed of life is planted within them only to bear fruit at a later date in God's providence. And still, even if we don't know these particular victories on this side of heaven, we know that babies were saved, hearts were changed and moved, and we all became better persons for it. Not only did the Campaign convert others; it converted us.
While I was praying outside the Mill around 2AM on Saturday morning (and accompanied by at least 12 other people), I got the strange sense that while we shook things up at the Mill while we were there over the last 40 days, the final boot is going to fall now that the campaign is over. Not sure why this is since we won't have the same kind of presence, but I just think that is what's going to happen.
Tonight as the reception was ending, a lady approached me and she told me of a dream she had the night before. She said that in the dream, she was holding a small baby in her hand. She thought the baby was not alive, but then noticed that it was breathing slightly. She turned her gaze away in the dream and then looked back at her hand, where she now saw the baby in pieces. The message of the dream? What we've done is giving life and hope to the unborn, but if we stop, the heinous evil of abortion will resume and continue in this culture of death. We must not let this happen, and that's why we must continue the vigil in some fashion. Please pray for the leaders of the 40 Days for Life Campaign and for Nicole Campbell, in particular, that God will continue to use her in the front lines of the abortion wars in this country.
On behalf of the 40 Days for Life Organizing Committee and Campaign Life, I wish to extend our deepest gratitude to all those people who volunteered in the parishes to promote this at the church level. We also want to thank the Archbishop for his support and encouragement. And finally, we want to thank the prayer warrior vigilers who stuck it out these past 40 days, 24/7 around the clock. Your witness will only be truly rewarded on the other side of eternity. In honour of your dedication and commitment, here is a small tribute video just For You, while just below that, I've posted some pictures and videos from tonight's closing rally.
God Bless You All. And let's keep it going.
Debbie Fisher, Silent No More:
Nicole Campbell and Debbie Fisher (Part 1)
Nicole Campbell and Debbie Fisher (Part 2)