Emily-Anne Buck is a fantastic example of what can be accomplished wherever one is in life. As a wife, a mother of two boys, and a pre-trial release officer at the local sheriff’s office, Emily-Anne makes sure she has time in her schedule to help build a culture of life in her community. The families at risk of being destroyed by abortion in Knoxville, Tennessee can thank Emily for continually working to defend and support them.
When Shelby Magnani went to a walk-in clinic with stomach pains, she was completely unprepared for the great news that was coming. Not only was she six months pregnant and didn’t know it, but she was pregnant with a rare set of twins. She and her fiancé James Croskey were shocked, excited, and scared.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers.
Crescendo, the short film which has earned over eleven international awards, is now available on YouTube. Called the “most powerful pro-life movie of its kind” and “a life-changer” by Joseph Farah, founder of World Net Daily, the film has been screened at thousands of events.
Men and women who are considering providing abortions as a career must overcome their natural revulsion to witnessing violence. They must silence their consciences and prepare themselves to participate in the destruction of human life on a daily basis. If they cannot do this, they will not be able to perform abortions. Here are quotes from four people – two medical students, a doctor, and a would-be Planned Parenthood director, going through this process.
Connor Walkow wasn’t expected to live when he was born at just 23 weeks gestation. His mother, Rachel Crockett, and father, Craig Walkow, of Buckinghamshire, England, were told to be prepared to lose him within moments after his birth.
“We were told to say goodbye to Connor and that we wouldn’t see him again. It felt like the end of the world, we were numb,” Crockett told the Mirror. The hospital doesn’t revive babies born before 24 weeks, but the doctor told Crockett and Walkow that if Connor showed signs of life, they would help him.
There’s a big difference between sharing your story and being forced to justify your decision… I know this firsthand. I had an abortion. It was the right decision for me and my husband, and it wasn’t a difficult decision.
On Wednesday, Lila Rose and other pro-life leaders expressed their concern about Planned Parenthood’s increasingly negative impact on American culture. Lila Rose pointed out that, as a woman, she finds Planned Parenthood’s complicity with the rapes of underage girls offensive.
At precisely this moment, a male heckler sabotaged the podium to shout insults at Rose and the pro-lifers showing their support.
98 years ago, on October 16th, Margaret Sanger opened the first clinic that would eventually grow into the abortion behemoth that is Planned Parenthood. And they chose to celebrate in a rather odd way… by tweeting out a picture of baby carriages.
— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) October 16, 2014
Let’s get one thing straight: Abortion is not empowering, it’s an abuse of power. As grown adults, we have authority over our children and power to do a great deal of harm to those that are weaker than we are, including killing them in the womb. But that doesn’t mean we are empowered. It means we are tyrants.
Slate writer Hanna Rosin recently reviewed the book Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt. Rosin is all for abortion. She had one herself between her second and third live births because another child didn’t fit into her life at that moment of raising two children and working. And she’s proud of her power to abort her child saying that, while having a child is a big deal, aborting a child is “no big deal.”
Planned Parenthood and their pro-abortion buddies will exploit anything they can to promote abortion, including holidays. Now, they’ve even sunk so low as to exploit the Ebola outbreak in an apparent fit of jealousy over the attention it has received in the media.
— Planned Parenthood (@PPGreaterTX) October 13, 2014
Kara Tippets is dying of stage 4 metastatic cancer. All the while, Kara Tippets is living life to the fullest. This beautiful wife, mother of four and follower of Jesus Christ is on a journey to find beauty in the midst of suffering. Her blog, ‘Mundane Faithfulness’ tells the story of her courageous battle.
Kara recently wrote a heartfelt letter to 29-year-old Brittany Maynard. Maynard, who is also dying of cancer, is best known for a video expressing her plan to commit doctor assisted suicide on Nov 1st.
Kara’s letter is full of empathy and compassion. She tells Brittany her heart aches for her. She lets her know she’s grieved by her pain and praying for her. She also affirms Brittany’s decision to tell her story:
Michelle (not her real name) had lived a life full of pain. Her father had shot and killed himself right before her eyes. And her mother, disagreeing with Michelle’s lifestyle, didn’t speak to her anymore. Michelle, a lesbian, had a partner whom she cared about. Then one day, a male friend whom she trusted invited Michelle over to his house. And as she told Juda Myers of Choices4Life, it almost cost her her life.
Michelle’s friend raped her with the help of another man. Together, they beat her until she was unconscious. Thankfully, a couple showed up and the woman, seeing Michelle beaten so badly, screamed for someone to call 911. The men who raped and attacked her were prosecuted. But Michelle found out that she was pregnant.
A woman who says she is planning to abort her child next week wrote her baby what seems to be a tender letter to an unborn child in the womb–except for the punchline of how she’s going to kill the child next week.
With poignant tenderness, the mother writes a letter to “Little Thing” and says she loves her child. Then, in a tragic ironic twist, she says since she’s not ready to be a mom, she has to take his or her life next week.
The user scaredthrowingaway, wrote her letter on Reddit, and entitled it, “An open letter to the little life I won’t get to meet”:
Before he ever joined the cast of Saved by the Bell, actor Mario Lopez had fathered a child who was aborted. The young star became sexually active at the age of 12, recalling that sex was his “drug of choice” as a teen. This addiction eventually led to one of his partners becoming pregnant when he was 15.
Mario says in his memoir, Just Between Us, that he planned to care for the mother and child, but it did not work out that way in the end. LifeNews reports:
He was 15 at the time and planned on getting a full-time job to support her and his baby but she eventually had an abortion.
Shane Michael Haley was born at 2:25 a.m. on October 9th, 2014. He died just hours later cradled in his mother’s arms, surrounded by family. Baby Shane lived less than five hours after birth, yet his little life has touched millions.
Before Shane was born his parents Jenna and Dan Haley received a shocking diagnosis. They were told the unborn baby they were carrying had a brain defect called anencephaly. This defect causes a baby to be born without parts of its brain and skull. Most children born with this defect die shortly after birth.
Hearing a negative diagnosis from a doctor is an expecting parent’s worst fear. Dan and Jenna could have chosen to handle the news in a number of ways, including choosing abortion for their young son. Instead, Dan and Jenna decided to love their little boy to the very end.
Brittany Maynard, 29, appeared to have everything. She was a newlywed with a loving family, who had traveled the world, ran marathons, and even climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Then she started having severe headaches.
She found out that the headaches were being caused by Stage II glioblastoma multiforme, and initially was told that she had years to live. But after having surgery, her doctors discovered that she actually had Stage IV glioblastoma multiforme, the deadliest form of brain cancer, and was given only months to live.
The University of California, San Francisco is offering a new online course called Abortion: Quality Care and Public Health Implications. Because, according to UCSF, abortion is a common experience yet remains controversial and inaccessible, UCSF feels that courses on abortion should be available to medical students in order to provide easy access to abortion-on-demand around the world.
Beginning on October 13, this six-week course will include lectures from twenty faculty members on abortion including the history of abortion, clinical aspects of abortion, patient-centered abortion care, abortion counseling, and the obligations of providers. UCSF feels that this will ensure that women will have easier access to abortion while teaching future abortion providers how to navigate the abortion restrictions that a public concerned about human life places in their way.
Katie Perrotta is a 20-year-old student at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Having grown up “pro-life” she wasn’t active in defending life until she witnessed a campus display featuring images of abortion victims and the angry reaction of pro-choice students. It was then that she started reaching out to her campus and actively defending life. There’s no question that for Katie Perrotta, pro-life is a verb.
Blake Lively has just announced the news of her new little family on her lifestyle website, Preserve. The site featured the photo journal of party thrown by Preserve for new mothers, with Blake’s announcement coming into focus at the end:
Lively’s team shared that she fleshed out the site around the concept of family:
Family is the single word our founder, Blake built this home on.
Imagine hating the pro-life message so much you proclaim death to any unborn baby. Imagine hating the pro-life message so much you destroy other people’s right to proclaim it. Its’ not hard to imagine that at all since vandals posted it all over billboards in the San Francisco Bay and Eureka, CA areas. PROLIFE Across AMERICA, the sponsors of the pro-life billboard ads, has seen the graffiti repeatedly and the message is anything but subtle.