Joining six other Planned Parenthood clinics that have closed or been blocked from opening in the first month of 2015, the Pueblo, Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic will close before the end of February.
KRDO, a local news channel, reports that the shopping center where Planned Parenthood is located came under new ownership recently. The new owner would not agree to a lease with Planned Parenthood, and the abortion giant could not locate another place in Pueblo to rent.
The Pueblo clinic is under the direction of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM), a particularly corrupt branch of Planned Parenthood. Recently, this branch has been complicit in committing a forced, botched abortion; sending a minor girl back to her rapist; suggesting illegal activity to a minor; misusing taxpayer dollars for sex ed; and more.
CNN released a video interview with an unbelievably courageous mom, Ashley Caughey. Ashley’s bravery in the face of suffering is simply awe-inspiring.
In 2012, Ashley was enjoying life with her boyfriend Jonathan and their son Braiden. That spring, an aching knee became increasingly more painful. After a few trips to the doctor, Ashley realized that something was wrong. A doctor misinformed her that the pain was likely arthritis. A year later, Ashley had increased trouble walking and decided to see a specialist.
When I was dating my husband, he made our first Valentine’s Day really special. Our church held an event for couples called a prom. My husband arranged for a friend to surprise me and take me to the mall beforehand. A gift card was waiting for me to pick out shoes and accessories to go with my dress. When the day of the prom came, I was giddy like a teenager. I was beyond excited, because I waited 32 years to have my first Valentine. That night was a priceless gift.
Molly* – a beautiful girl with a sweet smile and an easy laugh – grew up in a Christian home. Taught to save sex for marriage, she changed her mind after she’d been dating Darren*. He said he loved her, and in her words, she “gave in.”
Molly shares about the day she knew she was pregnant:
One day I just knew I was pregnant and I told Darren I needed a test. We went to Target, and I went into the bathroom there and saw the positive test sign. Thoughts started swarming in my head and my heart. What would I do? What would people think? I didn’t even have to tell Darren; he knew. We walked out to the car and I lost it – bawling and crying and screaming.
That night we went home after much talking with a friend. Darren ordered us parenting books that night, and it seemed things would be ok. But thoughts of doubt filled us both. Darren suggested an abortion. Never in my life would I think of that. As a child who was adopted and given a second chance I couldn’t do it.
But despite her resolve, Molly started to think about abortion. Darren kept talking about it, suggesting that it could be the answer to their unplanned pregnancy. Molly felt as though her mind was being overrun with thoughts and feelings that she never, not in a million years, wanted to consider.
Andi DuPre, the winner of Live Action’s March for Life contest, has always been strong in her pro-life convictions. It’s what led her to join FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) as a missionary volunteering weekly at a pregnancy care center, and it’s also what led her to the March for Life not once, but several times. The March for Life holds a special place in her heart, not just because of how inspiring and spirit-lifting it is to walk with 500,000 other pro-lifers, but because the March is where Andi met her husband Sean as a FOCUS missionary in 2010.
Today, on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, thousands of Americans gathered in our nation’s capital to peacefully protest abortion. Others gathered today, or in recent days, in their state capitals or a close-by city to physically demonstrate their stand for life.
March for Life president Jeanne Monahan-Mancini was struck by today’s march in Washington, D.C.:
The crowds are massive…I’ve never seen anything like it in my entire life.
“40 is a heart-felt depiction of some of the great struggles and victories of our movement. The stories shared through this film will be sure to inspire you.”
— Lila Rose, President of Live Action
On Wednesday, January 21, the documentary Movieguide calls “emotionally powerful and intellectually stimulating” will have its U.S and Canadian television debut on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) at 11 p.m. EST. Just watching the film’s stirring trailer will leave you wanting to see more.
For now, Planned Parenthood does not perform abortions in Louisiana — recently named “the most pro-life state.” But this isn’t for lack of wanting to.
America’s abortion giant has been in the process of building a sizeable clinic, costing over $4 million, in New Orleans. There are five abortion clinics statewide, and Planned Parenthood wants a chunk of the change.
The idea came to Heidi Boos on a day just like any other. Having recently attended her Oregon church’s Sanctity of Human Life Service, she was troubled by the lost lives of babies killed through abortion.
In an article for Eternal Perspectives, she writes that as she was on her usual run, she asked God what she could do. And as clear as day He told her: you can run, and you can pray.
Heidi told her husband Nathan about this new calling. Then she told a few others, including friends in her Community Life group. The more people she told, the more she felt she would have to follow through. Heidi had a plan – to run in races in order to raise money for pro-life causes. But as she spoke to more people, it became clear that God’s plan was even bigger.
Two years ago we brought you a story about an amazing young 13-year-old girl named Ashley from Elwood, Indiana, who was raped by her brother’s friend and became pregnant. Ashley prosecuted her rapist, and he was charged and convicted on three counts as Ashley wasn’t his only victim. This story tugged on the heart strings of millions of Americans as this young girl chose to carry her child to term and gave birth to a beautiful little boy she named Aiden.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana even weighed in on Ashley’s tragic story via their official Facebook page by posting a link to an article written in the Indianapolis Star by saying the following: “As this article notes, heartbreaking stories like this are all too common in Indiana, which ranks second in the number of teen sexual assaults. Comprehensive sex ed can make a difference in preventing sexual assaults.” It seems as if Planned Parenthood feels that giving rapists more sexual education will keep them from raping women.
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger / so just hold on a little longer / please just hear me…”
There are many songs and poems in which the narrator is a pre-born baby, pleading with his or her mother to not choose abortion. One of the most emotional, powerful, and touching of these is a poem titled “Mommy Can You Hear Me.”
My friend Joanna recently sent me a video of this spoken word poem, which was performed at the Urban Word Poetry Slam.
In this poem, the pre-born baby consoles her mother, who has been the victim of terrible abuses at the hands of strangers, a boyfriend and his rapist friends, and her stepfather. The narrator’s diction and delivery are extraordinary.
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When Martin Pistorius was 12 years old, he became very ill. After two years of illness, spending most of his time sleeping, he became so sick that he lost his ability to move. Then he lost his ability to make eye contact, and finally his ability to speak. He was left in a coma. The family finally received a diagnosis of cryptococal meningitis, and now they are sharing their story.
His parents, Rodney and Joan, told National Public Radio (NPR) that the doctors sent Martin home with the instructions to simply keep him comfortable. As far as anyone knew, Martin was simply not there anymore, and his parents were told he had zero intelligence. The doctors said he wouldn’t live long.