A Message from Archbishop Lori: Support the Hyde Amendment

A Message from Archbishop Lori: Support the Hyde Amendment

by Karl Pieleck
 
                  July 12, 2021   Dear Friends in Christ,  

In the coming days, Congress will either support or defeat the longstanding pro-life Hyde Amendment. For more than four decades, with bipartisan support, this amendment has prevented tax dollars from funding elective abortions. This amendment has saved countless lives of unborn children and it is imperative we continue to support it.  

During this critical time, let us join in prayer for the protection of the unborn. But let us also, as citizens and believers, raise our voices to protect the most defenseless of human beings, the unborn child. Let us stand together in promoting the sanctity of life.  
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Keidra Baby Shower Update – With Pictures!

Keidra Baby Shower Update – With Pictures!

We had  a beautiful celebration for this young lady, Keidra and her daughter, 5 year old Aris! Keidra is expecting a baby girl in August!  Keidra chose life after meeting a Pro-Life group from St. Bernadette’s at an abortion clinic in Atlanta. Keidra lives nearby in  Marietta, so we joined forces with them to throw a wonderful baby shower with gifts and games and food! A great time was had by all! This is proof positive that posting vigil at abortion clinics makes a difference! We can make a difference one save at a time!

Please commit just one hour per week for prayer and friendship at Planned Parenthood in Marietta!… Read More “Keidra Baby Shower Update – With Pictures!”

Virginia Governor may have abolished death penalty, but still believes in born alive abortions.

Virginia Governor may have abolished death penalty, but still believes in born alive abortions.

Restating the Respect for Life belief that “All human life is sacred, from conception to natural death – is directly opposed to hypocrites like this Governor who abolished the death penalty, but still believes in abortions after birth.

EDITORS OPINION: Continuing to vote for politicians, who support abortion goes completely against the teachings of the Catholic / Christian faith, and one way to prevent the horror of abortion is to vote for Pro Life Candidates.

Please review the following links, the first restates the Catholic Church teaching on Non Negotiable moral issues, and the second gives more information on governor Northern.… Read More “Virginia Governor may have abolished death penalty, but still believes in born alive abortions.”

Here’s a way to prove “Pro-Choicers” wrong.

Here’s a way to prove “Pro-Choicers” wrong.

I’ve noticed more and more use of the pro choice argument of: You Pro Lifers only care the mother chooses life, after that they don’t care what happens to the baby.

We know this is a baseless argument and one way to prove it is to help out a mother in need. Especially a mother who chose life over abortion.

Cathy Schneider of St. Brigid Respect Life has an opportunity for you to contribute to just such a mother in need. Her name is Oluwabunmi Samuel (Bunmi) and you can contribute any amount to her and baby by buying or adding money to her Amazon baby shower gift list.… Read More “Here’s a way to prove “Pro-Choicers” wrong.”

Horrific: Scientists Use Scalps From Aborted Babies to Create “Humanized Mice” for Research

Horrific: Scientists Use Scalps From Aborted Babies to Create “Humanized Mice” for Research

by Karl Pieleck

Editors Note: This article and the underlying activities it documents is one of the most disgusting things I have ever read about abortion. I urge everyone who receives this article to please read it and reflect on the horrific actions taking place on aborted babies in research facilities in the US. I ask you to think about “How is this any different from the atrocities performed by the Nazis in WW2 on Jews, Catholics, and other ‘undesirables’ ?”.  Please include this in your prayers this Holiday Season.

The horrors of abortion take place both in and outside of the abortion industry.

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Your Chance for Christmas Caroling and to hear Abby Johnson and Alveda King speak in person for Get Out the Pro Life Vote Rally

Your Chance for Christmas Caroling and to hear Abby Johnson and Alveda King speak in person for Get Out the Pro Life Vote Rally

by Karl Pieleck
Merry Christmas Everyone!  Join us for Christmas Caroling at our Get Out The Pro Life Vote Rally on December 19th. Abby Johnson AND Alveda King will both speak at the rally!  
 
Please see the flyer for additional information. Don’t miss this big event. 
 
Thank you all! Please RSVP for the 19th. In Messiah, with deep gratitude and love, 
Suzanne Guy 404 394-0041.
Brought to you by:
40 Days for Life 365
 
Join our year round prayer and sidewalk counseling efforts with 40 Days for Life 365 by calling our leader Rachel Guy at 404 922 7659 or me at 404-394 0041 AND signing up at www.40daysforlife.com/marietta
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DAY 36: Abortion Pill Reversal

DAY 36: Abortion Pill Reversal

The most iconic scene of the Unplanned movie depicts Abby Johnson’s pill-induced abortion.

Two grisly, heart-wrenching minutes earned the film an “R” rating from the MPAA…but also became the best educational tool pro-lifers have for illustrating the horror of chemical abortions.

Fortunately, the abortion pill reversal protocol (APR) has been shown to save about two thirds of babies when moms change their minds and pursue treatment after taking the first abortion pill.

Nobody is better positioned than 40 Days for Life vigil participants to inform women who have taken the abortion pill that it might not be too late choose life.… Read More “DAY 36: Abortion Pill Reversal”

DAY 35: Raw video after meeting saved baby

DAY 35: Raw video after meeting saved baby

We are not entitled to results.

God calls us to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, and results are up to Him, not us. When we focus on being faithful and not successful, God will show us the fruit of our labor.

JC in Yuba City, California waited an entire year before she learned that a mom chose life thanks to her presence at the fall 2019 40 Days for Life vigil. 

Find out how JC learned of the baby she saved last year in this new, raw video:

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To watch, click the image or visit:

youtube.com/watch?v=iC-Zzn_z42Y

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Fwd: DAY 34: Call the doctor! I’m keeping my baby!

Fwd: DAY 34: Call the doctor! I’m keeping my baby!

We now know of 388 babies spared from abortion since September 23–with news from local campaigns continuing to flow in.

After nearly a decade of 40 Days for Life campaigns, College Station, Texas has been abortion-free since 2013. 

That hasn’t stopped pro-lifers from continuing to host vigils, praying for women in the community tempted to leave town for an abortion. 

Even without an abortion facility, the vigil is still saving lives!

As a taxi driver drove a college-aged woman and her parents past the vigil site, the young woman asked, “What’s going on? Is this a protest?”

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A very precious video. A history of saved babies.

A very precious video. A history of saved babies.

by Karl Pieleck

My Most Important Video
My music video Eyes of God chronicles real women, moments from ending a pregnancy, who chose life thanks to a supportive stranger, and now love their children dearly. This song was recorded by Third Day’s Jason Hoard, written by me, Lisa Rosemond, and features Jadyn Noh. Watch on Youtube HERE. Your share will touch hearts and save lives.

P.S. The single “Eyes of God” is available everywhere music is downloaded

DAY 33: Saved by a button!

DAY 33: Saved by a button!

The positive pregnancy test couldn’t have come at a worse time.

The mother worried she was too old to bring a child into the world. Finances were tight. And to make matters worse, she feared that prescription medications she had been taking might have already harmed her baby.

Abortion seemed like the solution for this crisis pregnancy.

You The anxious mom and her husband said nothing when they visited their chiropractor, who was wearing a “Pray to End Abortion” button…

…but at a follow-up appointment two weeks later, the couple told the chiropractor that his 40 Days for Life button persuaded them to choose life!… Read More “DAY 33: Saved by a button!”

DAY 30: Risking death for Christ

DAY 30: Risking death for Christ

by Karl Pieleck

“What are they going to do?” Ruth asked. “Kill me?”

The question wasn’t rhetorical. Ruth grew up in Saudi Arabia, risking her life to practice her Christian faith. Social ostracization and heckling weren’t going to keep her from standing up for unborn children.

On this week’s episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we talk with Ruth about: The fortitude required to live out the Christian faith amidst the threat of violent persecution. How she experienced the culture shock of returning to the West where Christians can live out their faith…but choose not to

10/12/2020 RFL Meeting Minutes

10/12/2020 RFL Meeting Minutes

by Karl Pieleck

RESPECT LIFE MINUTES
10/12/2020

OLD BUSINESS:
• Live & Large Rosary Tim continues to make progress making the LARGE Rosary. Drilling holes in 2-3 inch beads a challenge and looking for a 12” metal partand beginning work on cross. Tim would welcomeanyone with carpenter skills to help in construction of this large Rosary.
• Karl has made a ton of progress in developing process for “harvesting” articles for frequent distribution every few days as appropriate which enables timely communication while news is fresh. May eventually drop monthly newspaper although there is concern that we need a vehicle for “local news” communication.… Read More “10/12/2020 RFL Meeting Minutes”

DAY 32: Praying in a hailstorm

DAY 32: Praying in a hailstorm

Liverpool is home to one of England’s busiest abortion facilities…

…but even as the local abortion center ends about 5,000 lives annually, the city hasn’t had a strong pro-life presence in years. Liverpool’s 40 Days for Life team is changing that.

“This is a crucial, critical time to get this right,” said 40 Days for Life Director of International Campaigns Robert Colquhoun.

So far, so good! Praying through a hailstorm, Margaret saved a life through her faithful witness.

“Thank you! Thank you Thank you!” shouted an expectant mother at vigil participants. “I’ve been asking for a sign and I saw you.Thank… Read More “DAY 32: Praying in a hailstorm”

DAY 31: Hope after abortion

DAY 31: Hope after abortion

Vigil participants in Lawndale, California observed a man repeatedly drive by their vigil site.

Eventually, the motorist stopped to thank the peaceful prayer warriors for being out there. In his 20s, he accompanied a friend to abort her baby. Though the child was not his, the experience haunts him to this day.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t the man’s last brush with abortion. When his son got a girlfriend pregnant, the man didn’t object to the abortion of his own grandchild.

“Since that time, he was saved and knows God has forgiven him,” reported Laura, the local vigil leader. “However, he is still grieving the loss of his grandchild.… Read More “DAY 31: Hope after abortion”

DAY 29: The feel-good story of the fall

DAY 29: The feel-good story of the fall

For years, Ron and Howard prayed for Ava as she went to work at Planned Parenthood in Napa, California.

Now, Ron and Howard pray with Ava, one of 206 abortion workers to leave her job through a 40 Days for Life campaign.

Those prayers were answered in a powerful way this fall as the Napa campaign team acquired the property next door to Planned Parenthood and turned it into the Napa Women’s Center!

In today’s video blog, I share how Napa’s 40 Days for Life campaign launched a new pregnancy help center, converted a former abortion worker, and continues to change hearts and save lives in one of the most abortion-friendly parts of the country:

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Ron, Howard, and Ava had no idea how God would answer their prayers when they stepped out in faith to pray for an end to abortion.

Fwd: DAY 26: Eradicating Down syndrome

Fwd: DAY 26: Eradicating Down syndrome

As the doctor pressured her to get an abortion, Robin could feel her 23-week-old unborn son kicking within her womb.

The little boy, named Bryan, had Down syndrome, and the doctor offered the Greenville, South Carolina 40 Days for Life co-leader Robin a litany of reasons why giving Bryan life would destroy her own life:

“This will ruin your marriage.”

“Your other two sons will resent you, your husband, and their brother.”

“You will be stuck under a burden that cannot be taken away.”
Doctors even attempted to send her to an infamous third-trimester abortionist halfway across the country…but still she refused.… Read More “Fwd: DAY 26: Eradicating Down syndrome”

DAY 18: Abortion doctor shortage

DAY 18: Abortion doctor shortage

No medical student is right now striving to be (unlike other fields of medicine) the best abortion doctor in America.

Abortionists are the disgrace of the medical community and they often know it. That’s why few of them admit to doing abortions, and they often hide in their cars as they’re driven into the facility.

The abortion industry is experiencing a staffing crisis as doctors are increasingly unwilling to do abortions. And help is not on the way as the median age of abortion providers continues to rise.

After holding 40 Days for Life vigils in front of the local hospital since 2015, pro-lifers in Gherla, Romania achieved a breakthrough as numerous doctors and medical staff from the hospital joined the vigil!… Read More “DAY 18: Abortion doctor shortage”

DAY 25: Sad days in England

DAY 25: Sad days in England

These are sad days in England as the Brits lose their minds.

Traditionally America’s greatest ally (after a rough start), England is butchering freedom like few other countries in the West.

The British attacks on freedom of speech (which are hard to fathom) are at an all time high as they silence their own people. Britain has targeted 40 Days for Life vigils with buffer zones, which have always been unanimously rejected by the Supreme Court in America (including by Ruth Bader Ginsburg).

Now, England is taking it to a new level by preventing even mentioning the issue of abortion–for or against–in newly implemented buffer zones.… Read More “DAY 25: Sad days in England”

You are requested to thank Sanofi-Pasteur for discontinuing unethical Polio vaccine

by Karl Pieleck
 I am pleased to announce that the FDA recently approved Sanofi Pasteur’s request to switch from using an aborted fetal cell line (MRC-5) to using an ethical animal cell line to produce its polio combination vaccines Pentacel and Quadracel. The drug company has also chosen to discontinue production of its stand-alone polio vaccine, Poliovax, which also used MRC-5 for its production, and to retain another stand-alone polio vaccine, IPOL, that is ethically produced. Furthermore, Sanofi-Pasteur’s ongoing effort to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 also does not rely on cell lines linked to elective abortion.
 
As you may already know, the only vaccines readily available in the United States for some contagious diseases (e.g.,
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Overruling Roe

by Karl Pieleck

In a recent dissenting opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas explains how the so-called right to abortion was invented ‘out of whole cloth’

Justice Clarence Thomas, currently the longest-serving member of the Supreme Court, is pictured in 2007. Photo by James Leynse/Contributor/Getty Images

On June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision inJune Medical Services v. Russo, striking down a Louisiana law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The law in question was very similar to one in Texas that the Court declared unconstitutional in a 2016 case.

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