Pro-life blog buzz 10-23-14

pro-lifeby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

  • At Stand True, Bryan Kemper gives an update about TLC’s censorship of the Duggar family’s pro-life t-shirts, which were created by Stand True:

    Our Stand True missionaries have been working hard all week getting ready for the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity and answering questions and comments coming in from all over the world about TLC censoring the t-shirt. In all reality what TLC did was help to make sure the pro-life message was heard far and wide.

    We asked all of you — the Stand True family — to help us send a message to TLC and you overwhelmed us with your response. We saw thousands of tweets and e-mails going out to TLC along with tens of thousands of signatures on petitions. We know that TLC heard our message loud and clear but we need to keep the pressure on as Josh asked us to do.

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Pro-life vid of day: “Crescendo” movie released to YouTube

by Kelli

At long last, the film that raised nearly $6 million for pregnancy resource centers has been released on YouTube.

Crescendo, produced by Pattie Mallette (Justin Bieber’s mother) and Bella producers Jason Jones and Eduardo Verástegui, is the winner of 15 international film festival awards.

Jason Jones says the team’s goal for the film was “to create a monument to the incomparable dignity of the human person that would transcend time and culture.”

Watch the entire film for free:

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You can also read the stories behind the filmmakers here.

Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

Pro-life vid of day: Speaking life to women considering abortion

sidewalkadvocatesby Kelli

Sidewalk Advocates for Life is a new sidewalk counseling organization which meets women on the “front lines” of the abortion issue – at the abortion facilities. Their goal is to train pro-lifers to peacefully reach out to abortion-vulnerable women in their own communities throughout the year, after the 40 Days for Life campaigns have ended.

Lauren Muzyka, executive director of SAFL, writes:

We take a very woman-oriented approach to Sidewalk Advocacy, believing that one cannot save preborn children without also helping their mothers and families.

Even though we just launched April 1, we already have 42 sidewalk counseling locations – 40 in the United States, 1 in Canada and 1 in Romania. And the results in such a short period of time are even more amazing – since we started, we’ve seen 228 babies saved along with 47 “hopefuls” (those who left to “think about it”). Four abortion workers have left and business has plummeted at several locations.

Watch this video of Lizanne, a woman directly impacted by this ministry:

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Pro-life stand-off at The Alamo

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On the heels of showing the reality of abortion last week on a huge, video-streaming JumboTron at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia - where the term “created equal” was penned by our Founding Fathers - pro-life group Created Equal was blocked in San Antonio yesterday from erecting the same display at the Alamo.

This was a clear violation of Created Equal’s constitutional right to free speech – content based discrimination.

At the last minute City officials claimed Created Equal’s JumboTron violated city code regarding digital signs, but the city had previously approved jumbotrons for a Floyd Mayweather boxing event (kudos to ksat for pointing that out to the city) and a Glenn Beck Tea Party rally (starts at 1:26).

Furthermore, Created Equal had followed the letter of the law and city ordinances in preparing to show images of abortion victims at the Alamo. I will detail the chain of events below, but here is video laying out the drama yesterday:

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Columnist: Women are not “slaves to their libidos”

mcallisterby Kelli

Rampell argues that if only poor people in America could get free birth control and more comprehensive sex education, have “easy access” to abortions in unregulated clinics, and receive more government-sponsored childcare by expanding the welfare state, then unwanted pregnancies would be a thing of the past and Americans would live happily ever after.

Oh, the joy of a liberal utopia.

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Pro-life vid of day: The pro-life youth vote

by Hans Johnson

The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins discusses family life and liberty issues with two leaders in the pro-life youth movement. LiveAction’s Lila Rose and Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America have both been activists since they were about 15. They see signs that the tide is turning in Life’s favor, spearheaded by the young.  Says Lila Rose:

We can end abortion in our lifetime. Part of that is a political solution, part of that is a prayer solution, and part of that is what we do everyday in our communities through activism and acts of compassion.”

Watch their remarks from 10:18 to 16:35…

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Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

[HT: Josh Shepherd]

Catholic St. Norbert College to invite pro-abort Gloria Steinem on campus

St. Norbert Collegeby Carder

It’s so wrong and scandalous. Especially at a Catholic campus…

Because Gloria Steinem is like Margaret Sanger. Or even worse.

She boasted about her own abortion, saying: “it felt positive.”

On another occasion, she said: “There is no organization in this country or the world that is more important than Planned Parenthood.” (NJ.com, Sept. 17, 2011)

And she also said this:

“Approximately one in three women in this country needs an abortion at some time in her life. It should be a part of reproductive rights.” (The Washington Post – Nov. 19, 2013)

So, I’d like to ask you:

How on earth can a woman like Gloria Steinem with such a public pro-abortion record be invited to give a lecture at a Catholic institute, which ought to be a cornerstone in the defense of innocent life?

~ Pro-life activist John Ritchie of TFP Student Action, sounding the alarm that St. Norbert College plans to host radical pro-abortion activist Gloria Steinem, October 19

Pro-life activists infiltrate Planned Parenthood mega-abortion center under construction

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The location of Planned Parenthood’s new mega-abortion clinic in San Antonio, Texas, was kept a closely guarded secret until October 11, when Planned Parenthood of South Texas CEO Jeffrey Hons gave a reporter from San Antonio Express-News a tour of the facility, now in the latter stages of construction.

The existing 22,000 sq ft building, located at 2140 Babcock Road, is being renovated at a projected cost of $6.5 million, up from $5 million just 7 months ago. Love those overruns.

Yesterday, pro-life activists from Created Equal and Love of Truth Ministries were able to enter the two-story building, around which there were no “No Trespassing” signs or fence, to conduct their own inspection, with video camera in hand. Here’s what they saw…

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Pro-life blog buzz 10-21-14

pro-lifeby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

  • Fletcher Armstrong has put in a request to City Hall in Asheville, North Carolina, asking them to afford his pro-life group the same right to display a banner on the building as was given to a rainbow flag celebrating the striking down of a statewide ban on gay marriage. While he is still awaiting an official response, he has received some local TV coverage for his request.
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Pro-life vid of the day: “Sing a little louder”

by Hans Johnson

sing-a-little-louder-cover-art Few truer words have been written than the oft-paraphrased observation of philosopher George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” A new short film called Sing A Little Louder seeks to remind us of that lesson.

It is based on the pro-life tract of the same name written by activist Penny Lea. She tells the story of an old man who approached her after a speech and related his experiences in a church in Nazi Germany. They heard the train whistles and the screams of terrified Jews, knowing they were being taken to the concentration camp. They decided to “sing a little louder” to drown out the cries of the victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

The implication for today is clear. Will we do the same? Or will we “speak a little louder” in defense of the victims of the abortion holocaust?

You can see the film’s trailer and contribute to its promotion by clicking on the image below:

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2012-02-11-gn-palin-sarah-palin-bristol-1It strikes me as bitterly ironic that the same people who tell us there is a “war on women” have no problem laughing at the recording of my daughter crying as she tells police about being assaulted by a man.

~ Sarah Palin, as quoted by Politico, October 24, on the mainstream media’s mockery of daughter Bristol’s recount to police of being attacked, transcribed here:

So we were in a limo. I walk back up. “Did you push my sister?” And some guy gets up, pushes me down on the grass, drags me across the grass. “You slut, you f—ing c—, you f—ing this.” I get back up, he pushes me down on the grass again. And he pulls me by my f—ing feet. And he’s the one that’s leaving and I have my 5-year-old, they took my $300 sunglasses, they took my f—ing shoes, and I’m f—ing just left here?

Here’s video of CNN Carol Costello’s lead-in to the aforementioned audio. Costello has since offered a written apology but has thus far refused to do so on air.

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