At 23 weeks gestation, Angela Bakker and her husband Michael were devastated to learn that their baby girl was not going to live. A routine ultrasound revealed that she was measuring much smaller than she should be, and she was diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction. The placenta had not grown into the uterus properly and the little girl was not receiving adequate nutrition. The doctor told the heartbroken parents that their daughter would likely die in the womb.
By presidential proclamation, this November was designated National Adoption Month. Adoption is an issue very near to the heart of the pro-life movement, and the life enrichment it gives has been reported in such documentary works as The Sidewalk Chronicles (2015). Demystifying the process of adoption and presenting facts are very important, and so is breaking the generational cycle that devalues life.
The cultural zeitgeist too often sloppily defines the value and quality of life according to convenience. Hence, the words “wanted” and “unwanted” usually appear when pregnancy and abortion are discussed.
Less than a week after a baby boy swaddled in dollar store towels was found in a Christmas manger on the lawn of a Catholic church in Queens, New York, another newborn was discovered buried alive along a riverbed bike path in the Compton area of Los Angeles.
Buried in a foot deep crevice, the 24- to-36 hour old baby girl was discovered by two women who, while out walking, heard a baby’s “muffled cry” that at first one had thought might be a cat’s meow.
Oh, was she ever mad.
She was one of the staff members who works at the El Dorado Art Council, located next to StemExpress. They share a driveway flanked by our protest signs. She had had enough of protesters on the sidewalk. She tore into us as she walked up and down the picket line, snapping pictures of each person. We were ‘ignorant fools’ who were harming not only StemExpress, but also the Arts Council, according to her.
Scott and Melissa Groves became engaged to be married six months after their first date. One year later they were newlyweds and parents to Melissa’s daughter Autumn from a previous relationship. Their life together was just beginning and they were eager to add more children to their family. According to People, Autumn, age 5 at the time, even asked Santa for a baby brother.
Little did they know that she was about to get her wish, big time.
The beautiful story of an adopted boy with a disability has gone viral after photographers captured the moment his adoptive grandfather – who has the same disability – met the child.
In the wake of the recent scandal over Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts (no pun intended), it seems that Hollywood has stepped in to do some of its bidding. Yes, damage control for the disgraced Planned Parenthood on prime time TV.
Last Thursday’s whole episode of “Scandal” was dedicated to hailing Planned Parenthood as the savior of women’s health and women’s rights. It culminates in a scene where character Olivia Pope undergoes an abortion with a slight smile on her face as a female medical professional uses her pointed instruments between Olivia’s legs. A baby is being killed. Hers and the President’s, without his knowledge, whom she has just broken up with earlier that day.
All the while Silent Night plays in the background. Indeed, a song dedicated to celebrating the birth of baby Jesus and the beautiful relationship between a mother and her newborn son is used to accompany a scene of a woman aborting her baby.
When Naomi Joy was born on July 1, doctors were quite certain she had no chance of survival. She was born 15 weeks premature, at just 25 weeks gestation. Naomi weighed only 13 ounces and could fit in the palm of your hand. She was so young that her eyes were still fused shut. Continue reading
Italian parents Giuseppe and Aurora Bellandi are suing the hospital that failed to abort their daughter Elisa 15 years ago, claiming psychological trauma. At 43 years old, Mrs. Bellandi began hemorrhaging and doctors explained that she had an ovarian fibroma which had to be removed. When she went in for the operation, doctors discovered she was pregnant.
The doctors called Mr. Bellandi and told him that his wife was miscarrying and needed an abortion to save her life. He agreed. However, one month later, they realized she was still pregnant, but she was beyond 21 weeks gestation (about 5 months) so it was too late for an abortion in Italy.
In a bizarre act of gratitude for the ability to kill preborn children in the womb, an abortion supporter was caught on video kneeling in prayer next to an image of a late-term aborted baby at an event sponsored by Planned Parenthood.
Video of the incident was captured by Matt Yonke, assistant communications director for Pro-life Action League (PLAL), during a November 16, 2015, event protest. The North American Forum on Family Planning was gathered in Chicago to recruit and train new abortion providers. The event was sponsored by Planned Parenthood and the Society for Family Planning.
In what can only be described as tragic ignorance, Planned Parenthood’s Black Community is applauding the abortion scene in the season finale of ABC’s Scandal. Using the utterly depressing #ShoutYourAbortion hashtag, Planned Parenthood celebrates abortion as if it’s a trip to Disneyworld.