Babies saved at Boston-area abortion clinics:
For 2015: 18
2012: 74 2011: 119, 2010: 74, 2009: 99, 2008: 85,
2007: 90, 2006: 80, 2005: 64, 2004: 65, 2003: 60
9-0 win on buffer zone!
Click for court’s decision.
BUFFER ZONE SUPREME COURT HEARING: Go to the Supreme Court web
site and click on “Oral
Arguments,” followed by “Argument Transcript” or “Argument Oral”; the name
of the case is McCullen v. Coakley.
replacement (“Dispersal”) law
National Protest of Planned Parenthood . . .
300 at Boston protest!
350 in Worcester!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22: It was a day of pray, song, and righteous indignation
outside of Boston's Planned Parenthood. Surprisingly, we got media coverage,
and some of it was good! (In particular, NECN and WBUR. See the links below.)
The pertinent points of Saturday's protest were captured in the talks by State Rep Jim Lyons and C.J. Doyle,
Executive Director of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts. Fortunately, we have video of them both:
VIDEO of State Rep. Jim Lyons (6 min)
VIDEO of C.J. Doyle (6 min)
A special thanks goes to Rita and John Russo (40 Days for Life) and to the men of God who led us in prayer, among them
Father McNamara of Servants of Christ (ABOVE); Deacon George Escotto of St. Patrick’s Parish, Lawrence; and
several Franciscans of the Primitive Observance (FPO) in Boston (BELOW).
The Washington Post covered this nationwide protest: Monica Miller, the director
of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, one of the participating groups, said that
previous protests have drawn thousands (e.g., March for Life), but hundreds of simultaneous
protests have never taken place on the same day.
“We want to draw attention to the injustice of legalized abortion,” she said.
“The American public needs to be awakened to the atrocity of what is happening to
innocent unborn children.”
The Harms Report — resembles The Drudge Report —
LOTS of news on this and many other pro-life matters of concern.
VIDEO of State Rep. Jim Lyons, 6 min (ABOVE with wife, Bernadette)
VIDEO of C.J. Doyle, 6 min (ABOVE)
LINKS to media coverage of Protest:
New England Cable News video and text
WBUR-FM Radio coverage (text and 2 min audio)
Boston Herald article
Catholic Free Press coverage of Worcester rally
ABOVE: Barbara Bell with pro-life friend.
Today’s Globe has an article on how the exposure of Planned Parenthood’s
body parts sales has brought heat to bear on those oh-so-detached laborers in the science vineyard, who
find it difficult to come by body parts, customarily gotten from “local hospitals after fetuses had been aborted
or otherwise died in utero.”
Here’s the quote that distills the essence of this exercise in “progress”:
“For me,” she said, “it’s purely a scientific issue, not a moral one.” In
other words, we should proceed as if God does not exist — while “respecting”
those who disagree, as long as they fork over their tax dollars.
NUMBER 18: Another baby was saved from abortion Tuesday, August 11 at Women’s
Health Services in Brookline. Thanks to Julie, Noreen, and Sean and everyone praying for this work.
I do not cease to give thanks for you,
remembering you in my prayers [Eph. 1:16].
NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
10:00 am - 12 noon
WHERE: Planned Parenthood
1055 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
There are now more than 300 cities involved in this protest!
And more than 50 pro-life organizations!
We are hoping for major media coverage.
Though most of the media prefer to ignore this major scandal about Planned Parenthood.
Despite the videos, that even Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards acknowledges
are real (though she did not like “the tone”!).
And now we have a seventh video, depicting an interview with a Stem Express
employee describing her involvement with harvesting brain tissue from a still-living baby!
Speaking of media: on Tuesday night Planned Parenthood gave 16 ‘journalists’ their
Maggie Awards for Media Excellence — i.e., being pro-abortion lapdogs!
We will be calling attention to the recent revelations of the barbarity
of our nation’s largest abortion merchant. And of the urgent need to have
Planned Parenthood defunded and prosecuted!
Some of our speakers will be State Representative Jim Lyons, Rita Russo of 40 Days for Life,
CJ Doyle of the Catholic Action League, Father Michael McNamara, and OR: Boston President, Bill Cotter.
We will provide signs.
TUE, AUG 11 — NUMBERS 16 & 17. There were two children rescued from abortion today. At
Planned Parenthood, the young woman told Eleanor, “I just couldn't do it.” They now
have an appointment with Pregnancy Help (#16).
In Brookline, at Womens Health, a discouraged woman was rescued by
the baby’s father, who arrived after she did and insisted
that she not have the abortion (#17).
NUMBER 15: Jean called on Saturday morning to report a baby saved
from abortion at Women’s Health Services in Brookline. The couple drove into
the lot but stayed only a few minutes.
On the way out, they talked briefly with sidewalk counselors and accepted
pro-life information. The couple affirmed their choice for Life and drove away looking happy.
Fred Pulsifer, shown here at a picket of Marcus Gordon’s abortion mill in Methuen.
August 1 marked the passing of Frederick Pulsifer, 91. Fred was a Navy veteran of World War II
and a veteran of Operation Rescue with many years on the sidewalk. During the last few years
he resided at the Old Soldiers Home in Chelsea. He was buried following a funeral Mass at the
chapel attached to the Soldiers Home. Pray for the repose of his soul.
Senate protects funding for Planned Parenthood
ABOVE: Girl at prayer (accompanied by many others) on Saturday, August 1 at Planned Parenthood, Boston.
MONDAY, AUG 3 — Senate Democrats filibustered the bill to defund Planned Parenthood. The Republicans
lacked the 60 votes to effect cloture.
Story on Lifenews.com.
SUN, AUG 2 - Today's Herald: State Rep. Lyons slams tissue sales; demands defunding
of Planned Parenthood
State Rep. James Lyons (ABOVE) said he would like to see a court block Planned Parenthood
from selling fetal tissue as alleged in recent videos circulated by an anti-abortion group,
which has now been stopped from distributing more footage by a federal judge.
“It would seem that if there were an injunction that might need to be issued, it
would be an injunction against Planned Parenthood for the sale of fetal organs
to the highest bidder,”
the Andover Republican told the Herald yesterday.
Women Betrayed rallies demand defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Students for Life of America organized rallies in cities across
America Tuesday, including Boston, demanding the defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Were this a sane nation, such a minimal gesture would be automatic,
regardless of whether or not they are selling body parts. Killing babies
and corrupting youth are ample reasons to deprive them of our money.
We don't know how this series of Planned Parenthood video revelations
will pan out, but the story deserves to be pushed to the limit.
There are moves under way, federally and in states, to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood.
But the Empire is striking back!
Our government is assuring us that there is nothing to this! The videos
are “fraudulent,” deceptively edited by “extremists on the right,”
according to the White House press secretary.
How does he know? Planned Parenthood told him!
As for our local Planned Parenthood, everything is AOK. No body part sales here.
Attorney General Maura — “I stand with Planned Parenthood” — Healey told us so.
The whistleblowers, not Planned Parenthood, are under prosecution in California;
and federally, the Obama Mob has ordered a Justice Department investigation of the producers of the video!
SUN, JULY 19 —
Pro-abortion journalist reconsidering after Planned Parenthood video: By decrying tone, Richards implies that what Nucatola said is OK. She just
should have sugared it up some and perhaps not discussed it over a glass of Pinot.
Sorry Cecile, not buying it. (Click for complete column.)
Excellent analysis by A.L.L. of Cecile Richards statement about the video.
Michelle Malkin: Hannibal Lecter ain’t got nothing on the profit-maximizing
abortion ghoul caught on tape hawking aborted baby parts as she swilled
wine and nibbled on a gourmet salad.
Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist:
The Bad, Worse, and Ugly: Media Coverage of Planned Parenthood video.
It’s only been two years since the media struggled to even cover the story of Kermit Gosnell, the
abortion doctor and serial murderer. After being shamed into covering the “local crime story”
by readers and viewers who had requested coverage for years, the media offered
a few mea culpas, and promised to improve coverage of the abortion topic and present the issue more fairly.
They have repeatedly failed, whether the story was cheerleading for late-term abortion
supporter Wendy Davis, or accurately covering religious Americans opposition
to paying for abortifacients.
This story, however, is so big that it is proceeding even against the wishes of the
media and their brethren at Planned Parenthood. As the federal government and state
governments prepare to truly investigate Planned Parenthood’s chop shops,
let’s hope coverage improves mightily. (Click for full article.)
StemExpress, the California-based company that serves as a middleman between
Planned Parenthood and the organizations that seek body parts harvested from
aborted babies, once advertised bulk discounts for baby organs and body parts.
Dr. Nucatola’s callous inhumanity is the true face of Planned Parenthood.
SUN, JULY 12 -
Ruth (ABOVE) was there Saturday as a couple of young women exited Planned Parenthood in
Boston. “She didn't do it,” said one of the women about her friend. Ruth had an extended conversation with
them and made sure they had plenty of resource material before the pair went
on their way. That's #14.
RIP John Cronin:
John Cronin, a pro-life soldier for many years, one of
Operation Rescue's mainstays, died on the
4th of July. He had been in rehab following a heart attack several weeks ago. He was
buried on July 10 in Immaculate Conception Cemetary in
Lawrence, following a funeral Mass at Saint Michael's in North Andover.
SATURDAY, JUNE 20 -
NUMBER 12: The first call came from Sean, then a second from Carmel,
both of whom were at Women's Health Services
in Brookline. The message: a child
had been saved from abortion, confirmed by feedback from the couple.
NUMBER 13: At Planned Parenthood, a couple, including a visibly upset woman, entered
the facility on June 20,
but came out too soon for a surgical abortion to have been done,
though they had indicated one had been scheduled. We count this as a
saved baby but it looks to be quite temporary. Pray for the couple and child.
FRI, JUNE 12 - NUMBER 11: The Wednesday
crew had a nice surprise this week (June 10). A woman passerby who took a rose from
the pro-lifers (thanks to Frank, who buys them!), a short time later came back to thank them.
Not for the rose, but for the sidewalk counselor who was there in front of Planned
Parenthood in January, when she went in for her abortion appointment. The words, “You are a mother!”
stuck in her mind. But she came out without having the abortion! Her baby is due in September / October area.
After receiving cash and other gifts from the pro-lifers, she got a ride home from Pat. Nice work!
THU, MAY 28 - Two more children
(#9 & 10) were spared death by abortion this week after they received, via a third party, Eleanor's
card offering help and hope to pregnant women. One card came from an unidentified stranger who encountered a
crying pregnant woman in a near-empty church. Another card was obtained by a woman from a sidewalk counselor outside
of Planned Parenthood; she brought it home to her pregnant daughter.
MON, MAY 25 -
MARRIAGE: Ireland is now the first nation to officially go “gay.”
A harbinger of worse to come, I fear, as the West continues to divorce itself from its Christian heritage.
But it did not start with homosexuality, as this insightful article from Crisis Magazine points out:
First, same-sex “marriage” and homosexuals did not kill marriage; they are merely
picking over the carcass. Same-sex “marriage” is the direct result of precisely the divorce
and cohabitation epidemics that this document tells us are less important. These brought the
“abolition of marriage” and devalued it to the point that it became attractive to some homosexuals.
Others have long warned that Christian leaders are shockingly silent on these matters, and
their warnings now stand vindicated. Same-sex “marriage” is the logical result.
Click here to read
the entire article.
MON, MAY 11 - Last week was a notable week. Thankfully,
we had two saved babies; but also many lost children. As usual, the violence of abortion did not remain
confined to the abortion facilities, but spilled over to the sidewalk, e.g., verbal threats and vile language.
But first, the good news. On Wednesday, a mother and father accompanied their 30-something
daughter into Planned Parenthood. The mother took pro-life material from Eleanor: “Thank you. God bless.”
They related that they had tried talking the daughter out of the abortion, without success - yet.
After staying inside for about an hour, they - parents, daughter, and boyfriend - came out.
They proceeded to congregate near their car, where the smiling daughter and boyfriend had a prolonged
hug before they all drove away.
The verbal feedback was sketchy, but (1) there was not enough time for an abortion,
and (2) body language indicated a happy outcome. So, we called it #7.
On Friday, Theresa and company spoke with a woman who came out of Planned Parenthood, who said she
would not be having the abortion. “Do you need any help?” “No, I just
changed my mind!” (#8)
On Friday, a couple walked across the lot of Women's Health Services in Brookline. Abruptly, the man
shouted angrily that if we said anything, he would “knock you bleeding into the street,”
or some such thing. We spoke anyway, offering help for mother and baby. He went into the facility,
apparently preferring to direct his hostility to someone who couldn’t fight back.
Near Planned Parenthood, a woman - not a customer of Planned Parenthood - screamed angrily
for a considerable time at Theresa, Connie, and Jane, all sidewalk counselors. She was especially
aggravated at one of their signs, which says, “Stop all abortion!”
Concerning the sign, the woman (or her demon) said: “That's evil!”
MON, APR 20 - Women's Health
Services, Brookline. Saturday Carmel called again to report that a couple who left last week
returned this week and had the abortion! Sad, but these things do happen. Sometimes a couple
will decide against the abortion, only to go home to the same pressures that brought them
there in the first place. So, the count reverts to 4.
THU, APR 16 -
Eleanor was at Planned Parenthood on
Wednesday morning and when a young man came out and asked her, “Do you have
any quarters?” As they talked, Eleanor learned that his sister was there for an
abortion, partly occasioned by the recent death of their parents.
he was courteous enough to listen to Eleanor, who, in her own words, “got quite
emotional,” and emphatically insisted that their sadness cannot be an excuse for
destroying their mother's grandchild! The young man went back in and when he
came out he was excited and accompanied by his sister, who had decided not to
have the abortion! (#4)
Another saved life!
A woman stopped at Planned Parenthood this morning (Wednesday) to
thank the assembled pro-lifers for their work.
WED, MAR 11
- Number 3 confirmed! On Monday, March 9 Eleanor
accompanied the woman who had called her Saturday to her appointment at Pregnancy Help,
where she viewed the ultrasound of her en utero child.
Her story is that 25 or more years ago, she was homeless and pregnant - and
heading an abortion. But on the way into the facility she met some pro-lifers,
decided against the abortion, and that was the start of turning her life around.
She subsequently gave birth to another child.
The woman got Eleanor's card - Providentially - when she told another
woman that she was pregnant and thinking of an abortion. The other woman - a former
client of Eleanor's - gave her Eleanor's card and said, “She will help you!”
Eleanor and Pregnancy Help are doing just that.
TUE, FEB 17
Baby saved today! (#2) Shortly after 7:30 AM a couple arrived at Women's
Health Services in Brookline.
They approached one door of the building - an employees'
entrance - which was locked. I called to them while holding our “Pregnant? Free
Next, they tried the regular entrance. Locked, and no security
So, they returned to their car, backed out, and headed toward
Julie, another sidewalk counselor, had just arrived as they
approached the driveway. They stopped and rolled down the window and chatted
briefly with Julie (PHOTO ABOVE). Smiles and thumbs up from the couple! They
took pro-life information and drove off.
“What did they say?”
Julie repeated what they told her: “If he hadn't been here
we would have gone in!” Pretty humbling! - B.C.
ABOVE: The packed parking lot of the BUSY Women's
Health Services abortion facility today. It was even busier Saturday! That's
Julie, a sidewalk counselor, in the red jacket.
The WHS dis-assembly line has customers in and out -
out is via the back alley - in two hours or less!
TUE, JAN 27 -
Is America hopeless? Breitbart
OBAMA APPROVAL RATING AT 50 PERCENT AS REPUBLICANS ABANDON IMMIGRATION CAMPAIGN
PROMISES - State of the Union gives boost
WED, JAN 21 - The
presidential impersonator gave his State of the Union (much worse!) speech
tonight. But I'm not going to tire us with pondering that exercise.
Instead, I call your attention to a national prayer
breakfast of a few years ago, where he also gave a speech. But more important is
the speech that preceded Obama's. It was delivered by Eric Metaxas, a
name you should know. He is an author of biographies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and
William Wilberforce, among others.
I encourage you to
read the National Review article of Eric's speech - called
"devastating" by NR - in which he graciously, but pointedly delivered a
message about faith and the scandal of abortion. All while standing just
feet from Obama!
FRI, JAN 9 -
“Hi, Bill, this is Lorraine with a little bit of good news.
Praise God, there was a save (#1) this morning! A man and
a woman came out of Planned Parenthood and I was gonna offer them some
Project Rachel literature. But the woman, with a big smile on her face, said, ‘No, we
didn’t do it!’ I said, ‘Praise God!’ We had a little
prayer together and they went off.
“That’s the good news for today. Have a good
day, Bill. God Bless.”
JAN 8 -
A viral video and the graphic language used by abortionists to describe
late-term abortion. From an undercover video by Live Action, reported by
MON, JAN 5
- The year ended with baby #60,
saved at Planned Parenthood on the morning of December 31. Mary, Eleanor, Ed,
Sandy, and the rest of the usual suspects were on hand. Mary encountered the
young woman outside of Planned Parenthood's door and offered her a rosary and
pro-life material. After briefly conversing with her, Mary called Eleanor over.
As Eleanor related later in a phone call from her car, the young woman, who
already has two other children, decided against the abortion after seeing the
ultrasound. Eleanor also inferred that religious convictions also played a part.
The woman accepted Eleanor's card before leaving and promised to call her.
The PBS special After Tiller included material on
Doctor Warren Hern. Here is some background information - which you may not have heard
on the program - on one of the four subjects: Warren Hern of the Boulder Abortion Clinic
(one of the very few facilities in the U.S. that uses the word “abortion”
in its title).
According to Dr. Hern, pregnancy is “an illness.”
In his own words: “Accordingly, the open recognition and legitimation
of pregnancy as an illness would be consistent with the individual
self-interest of those experiencing pregnancy, good standards of medical practice,
and the continued survival of human and other species.”
Click here to read his article on his web site.
Need we add that Dr. Hern offers treatment for this “illness”?
Warren Hern is an ultra-environmentalist.
According to Dr. Hern, the human species has become a cancer on the planet! “[T]he
human species is an example of a malignant ecotumor, an uncontrolled
proliferation of a single species that threatens the existence of other
species in their habitats.”
Click for the full article.
Hern is the author of the book, Abortion Practice, a textbook
on how to do abortions. It's the Middle East brought into the doctor's office.
He describes in vivid detail the killing of the children in utero.
For example, how the forceps is used to crush the “calvaria”
(so clinical sounding!) - i.e., the skull; recalls Calvary, “which is called
the skull.” He knows that his victim is dead when he observes the flow
of brain tissue!
Further reference: http://www.drhern.com/ Look
under "News and Publications."
FRI, AUG 1
As expected, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the new
replacement law Wednesday afternoon, which gives police the authority to
order people who block access to an abortion facility to move behind a line that
is 25 feet from the entrance. The signing took place in a press conference,
where Patrick was flanked by other abortion fanatics. Although the Supreme Court
found, in McCullen v. Coakley, that the state had violated the First
Amendment rights of civil rights activists by imposing a 35-foot buffer zone at
the behest of Planned Parenthood, the agents of the state, i.e., AG Martha
Coakley and former Planned Parenthood board member Deval Patrick, did not come
to the defense of pro-lifers, who were the victims of this injustice, but
instead formed (renewed, actually) a partnership with Planned Parenthood, who
perpetrated the injustice in the first place. But that comes as no surprise, as
they, also, promoted the buffer zone law.
Attorney Michael DePrimo, who represented
the Eleanor McCullen et al. in their challenge of the buffer zone law, issued
the following statement:
“The new buffer zone law is a backdoor attempt to
interfere with the constitutional right of free speech in the service of
women seeking abortion whose minds are not made up‚ women who are looking
for the hope, help, love, and concrete aid offered by Eleanor McCullen and
other peaceful sidewalk counselors. This new law chills life-saving speech
by threatening massive civil fines for non-violent acts such as peacefully
offering a leaflet of information to passersby on a public sidewalk.
“The reality is that individuals in the abortion industry
have a business incentive to falsely characterize any attempt at pro-life
communication on the public ways outside abortion clinics as a form of
harassment or intimidation, no matter how peaceful. It is important for law
enforcement to understand that momentary attempts at peaceful communication
to offer hope, help and love are constitutionally protected expressive
conduct, despite the legislature’s rejection of an amendment offered by
Representative Jim Lyons that would have made that expressly clear.
“If a citizen is threatening public safety, he or she can
be arrested under current state or federal law, and then enjoined by a judge
based on evidence and testimony. The new law signed by the Governor ignores
those common resources, and instead invites state censorship by enabling
police to order peaceful citizens to stand on a 25-foot line for the
remainder of the abortion clinic’s business hours. The new law is
unconstitutional not only because it is vague and overbroad, but also
because it purports to grant to law enforcement the power to issue a
temporary restraining order‚a power that may only be exercised by courts.
“The first amendment protection of free speech cannot be
placed behind painted lines. My client Eleanor McCullen and the other
peaceful sidewalk counselors will continue to serve the women of Boston who
deserve real alternatives to abortion. We will closely monitor law
enforcement’s use of the new law to ensure that our clients’ peaceful
exercise of first amendment rights is not infringed.”
the inevitable result of our society’s descent into moral chaos - Anthony
on Hobby Lobby
What do abortion, gay “marriage” and government-sanctioned illegal immigration
have in common? — Anthony Esolen
Contraception is a threat to national
security! Demographic bankruptcy leads to
financial bankruptcy, and financial bankruptcy heightens the risk of political
collapse. And a bankrupt nation is at the mercy of its creditors and of
opportunistic neighbors. So European society today is in grave danger.
Click for the full column by Phil Lawler
Axis of Evil IV by Ray Neary
(Renew America) - Planned Parenthood is the perfect example of a living lie.
derives millions of dollars annually, not from planning parenthood, but by
assisting a mother to de-parent and doing the same to the father of a new
member of our human family..
Obama and "uncaring" pro-lifers (American Spectator)
Krauthammer on Obama:
From king of the
world to dead in the water in six months.
TUE, NOV 4, 2008
"I doubt that he is the long-prophesied ruler
of the world, but I also believe that he is a carrier of a deadly moral
virus, indeed a kind of anti-apostle spreading concepts and agendas that are not
only anti-Christ but anti-human as well." --
on Barack: the Antichrist?
THU, FEB 17, 2005
vindicates Catholic teaching on marriage and contraception
Why are things the way they are in the Boston archdiocese?
One must be careful not to over-generalize, but we still believe there is a lot
of insight in Professor James
Hitchcock's article, "Conservative
Bishops, Liberal Results"