Buffer Zone challenge to be heard by U.S.
Supreme Court on January 15
Jeff Jacoby, against the Buffer Zone: But
McCullen v. Coakley isn’t about abortion. It’s about freedom of speech.
Can Massachusetts make it a crime for private citizens to stand on a public
sidewalk and peacefully express their view?
A Globe column FOR the Buffer Zone (and
against pro-life terrorism!): "The decision to terminate a pregnancy is
wrenching enough (Why??) without women having to run into an unprotected
gantlet. Even people who are deeply ambivalent about abortion shouldn’t condone
women being terrorized.
The Constitution rightly protects free expression. It needn’t make room for
seems to think we'll win!
FRI, NOV 8 -- Numbers 54 & 55: Eleanor called to tell of a young woman who came out of
Planned Parenthood on Wednesday. She affirmed that she had decided NOT to
have the scheduled abortion - and that she is carrying TWINS.
BUFFER ZONE CASE
scheduled for oral arguments on January 15 in U.S. Supreme
If you followed the
recent elections for governor in Virginia and New Jersey, and the
commentary afterward, you have probably been instructed about "the lesson"
of these results.
But as a counter to that I urge you to listen to the
following Mark Levin monologue. If it doesn't resonate with
you, you should probably apply for an exorcism.
Will Christie be the candidate in 2016? Put me down as a skeptic.
Pam Stenzel was the closing speaker
at the Forty Days for Life gathering in Norwood last Sunday. We did
not tape her talk, but here is a YouTube presentation of a talk in a public
school covering most of the same material. She got the students'
MON, OCT 28
-- Number 53:
Rita Russo: "Wednesday, I was at Women’s Health in
Brookline with Howard. A couple went in and came out a short time later.
When they drove out of the parking lot, they smiled and lowered the window.
As they drove by they accepted the literature I offered - directions to
Pregnancy Help, an AWC pamphlet, and Watch Me Grow brochures. I said
there is lots of free help available and God bless them. They said thank you
and drove away before I could say anything else."
On Monday, pro-abortion groups
across the country launched an organized effort to feature women
telling uplifting stories of their abortions.
The so-called “1 in 3” week of action will feature 100 events in 32 states,
and began in Washington D.C. According to the Advocates for Youth, one in
three women in the United States will at some point have an abortion.
Georgetown University - a
Jesuit college in Washington, D.C. - is slated to offer a class next
semester that is expected to teach students
how to promote and
protect abortion coverage provided under ObamaCare.
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..
TUE, OCT 22
-- A pair of women came out of Planned Parenthood on
Wednesday morning (Oct 16) and the pregnant one told sidewalk counselors
that she would not go through with her abortion (#52).
of the liberal media are not buying into his propaganda on Obamacare.
They’re acknowledging that more than glitches are involved. USA Today
described Obama’s remarks as “defiant.” National Journal's Ron Fournier
said that “Obama should be freaked out over Obamacare,” that “it reflects poorly
on the president” and that “it’s worse than we know, this is the easy part, and
millions of Americans could be hurt.”
FRI, OCT 11
-- It was a long time coming, but the
51st baby was saved on Wednesday at Planned
Parenthood in Boston. Rita Russo of Forty Days for
Life reports: "Praise God, there was a save at
Planned Parenthood in Boston this morning! The
couple came out and said they had changed their
minds. They were give a baby blanket, Pregnancy Help
information, love and support."
ABORTION and SUICIDE:
the grim statistics.
Republicans have an entire year before the 2014 elections to make their case
Obamacare was worth fighting over.
SAT, OCT 5
-- THOMAS SOWELL:
Unless the Republicans get their side of the story out — the lies will win.
The plan is to maximize the people’s pain — to maximize the political damage to
the enemy, the Republican Party.
MON, SEPT 30 --
House Republicans give up on
pro-life, conscience regulations in ObamaCare fight (LifeSiteNews.com)
PAT BUCHANAN: Who, then, is
preventing the government from being funded?
Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Neither will accept any
continuing resolution that does not contain Obamacare. Both will
shut down this city rather than accept any such CR.
It is Harry and Barry who are saying: If we don’t get
full funding of Obamacare now, we shut down Washington until the
The battle, then, is over this question:
Will the next great liberal entitlement program, Obamacare, with its
manifest failings and flaws, be imposed upon the nation – against
THU, SEPT 26
-- Forty Days for Life - Boston kickoff was yesterday at
Planned Parenthood (BELOW).
FRI, SEPT 13
-- Clare, a sidewalk counselor, spoke to a couple
outside of Planned Parenthood Thursday morning. They went in, but within a
half-hour they came out. "We're not going to do it," said the man
Mary and Eleanor talked with a Planned Parenthood customer on
Wednesday morning, who took pro-life information from them. She finally did
decide against abortion
On Syria, from
Inside the Vatican:
The question now is whether, through some grace of God or wisdom of men, this
conflict can be contained, and then ended, without spiraling out of control into
a regional or even global conflict (World War III).
The danger of that happening is real.
Emails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee
between former Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner and her staff
raise doubts about IRS claims that the targeting wasn’t politically motivated
and that low-level employees in Cincinnati masterminded the operation.
In a February 2011 email, Ms. Lerner advised her
staff—including then Exempt Organizations Technical Manager Michael Seto and
then Rulings and Agreements director Holly Paz—that
a Tea Party matter is “very dangerous,” and is something “Counsel and [Lerner
adviser] Judy Kindell need to be in on.” Ms. Lerner adds, “Cincy should probably
NOT have these cases.” (Human Events)
FRI, SEPT 6
-- Wednesday at Planned
pro-life contingent was at Planned Parenthood that morning: more than a half-dozen people. By
the end of the day two babies (#47 & 48) were delivered from
The first involved a mother and
daughter who had driven in from Cape Cod. The seemingly paid no
attention to the pro-life counselors on the way in, but a while later
they came out of Planned Parenthood and the mother said to Eleanor,
"We're not going to do it." The apparently felt very uncomfortable in
the waiting room, leading the mother to declare, "We just have to get
out of here." They accepted pro-life material and, while they declined
to pray with us, the mother said, "All of you people are very kind."
The second involved a woman who was
dropped off by her boyfriend, who left to park the car. She went
into Planned Parenthood but came out about 45 minutes later in search of
her boyfriend. On top of that, since she was late for her appointment,
it had been cancelled! This gave Eleanor a chance to converse with her.
While the woman was ambivalent about the man wanted them to keep the
baby - "But we have no money." Eleanor reminded her that their greatest
artistic production is the baby.
Finally, the boyfriend returned and
Eleanor urged them to go to Pregnancy Help. "Let's do it!" he said. Once
there, Eleanor waited while the couple was counseled for about two hours
- but no one was available to do the ultrasound!
While Eleanor and the couple went to
lunch, Mary, the Pregnancy Help counselor, made more calls and found a
technician. So, after lunch, Eleanor and the couple went over to the
nearby Saint Elizabeth's Hospital and the ultrasound was done. It showed
a 12-week baby and it and clinched the decision of the young woman to
finally choose life.
Pope Francis announced worldwide day
of prayer and fasting for Saturday, September 7 for peace in the Middle
East, especially in Syria.
At his Angelus audience on Sunday, September 1, the Pope announced his
plans for the day of prayer, to be held on “the vigil of the birth of
Mary, Queen of Peace.” He called all Catholics to join in the prayer
and fasting, and issued an invitation to “each person, including our
fellow Christians, followers of other religions and all men of good
will, to participate, in whatever way they can, in this initiative.”
Are we really required to go to war to get the egg off
Sign the Petition Against War in Syria, Then Call Congress Today!
MON, AUG 19
-- A couple exited Planned Parenthood Saturday morning
after about a half-hour inside: "I changed my mind," said the woman. One of our
counselors exchanged phone numbers with her to follow up. (#46)
Theresa and Mary were at Planned Parenthood Friday morning
(Aug 16) when a couple came out and walked straight over to them. "We're not
going to have the abortion!" said the man. When Mary asked what prompted the
change of heart, he said, "I just knew that what we were doing was wrong!" (#45)
THU, JUL 25
- It's a sad fact that some women who decide against abortion and leave the abortion facility don't always remain resolute. A few days later they end up back at abortion center. Which should not be a surprise. The numerous pressures that prompted the woman to seek an abortion are still in place, and they reassert themselves. Fear - the primary emotion of abortion-bound women - is a powerful motivator.
Last Saturday (July 20), one such woman came to Planned Parenthood in Boston. She had been there before within the last week or so and had spoken with Eleanor, a sidewalk counselor. Though she did not tell Eleanor or the other pro-lifers present, she left without having the abortion. But on Saturday, she returned.
Before she went in, Judy, another counselor, spoke with her - apparently to no avail. But around noon, after most pro-lifers had left, she came out and spoke with one of the men who remained, praying the Rosary. "I couldn't do it," she told Paul. We pray that this time she stays away (#44)! [BTW: this return customer was NOT the girl from last week who carried baby #43.)
Something we'd like to hear from OUR pulpits:
In his Sunday sermon this weekend in Kazan
Cathedral in Moscow, Patriarch Kirill, Primate, of the Russian Orthodox
Church, warned against the extraordinary rise in many western countries of
the homosexualist movement.
Kirill said that the trend of legalizing “gay marriage” is “a very dangerous
sign of the apocalypse.”
It “means people are choosing a path of
self-destruction,” he said. He said he supports the recently passed national
ban on homosexualist propaganda that has prohibited the Gay Pride
festivities that have become a prominent feature of national life elsewhere.
Bulletin to our terrorist (=pro-life) readers:
House rejects bid to curb spy agency data collection
THU, JUL 18
-- Eleanor was standing under a tree yesterday
morning - to get some relief from the sun - a short way from Planned
Parenthood, and holding her sign that
says, "We offer hope, help, love."
A woman and her 15
year-old daughter - on their way to Planned Parenthood - approached Eleanor
and said, "We need help." As they conversed, the mother related the problems
they were facing. Neither one really wanted the abortion, "But we don't know
what else to do." Eleanor said, "OK. First things first. We need to go to
Pregnancy Help (in Brighton)." So, off they went.
arriving the 15 year-old was able to get an ultrasound - with at least 17
pictures of her child! The counselor set her up with a home health aide who
will visit the girl every two weeks. Both mother and daughter were very
excited about the new baby, and the help and TLC they received from
Pregnancy Help and Eleanor. "You're just like my grandmother!" the girl said
to Eleanor. Thanks be to God - #43!
On the same day as Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed the
state's new late-term abortion ban into law,
Planned Parenthood has announced that they are closing three more clinics in the
state, one of which performs abortions.
That first 40 Days for Life
prayer campaign took place in 2004
outside a Texas facility that announced it is closing, and has since grown
to involve 575,000 volunteers in 501 cities around the globe.
The entire homily on a hot Sunday: "I know
it's very hot, but just remember this: if you go to Hell, it's a lot hotter
and it never ends!" (Father Carmody, Diocese of Worcester, many years ago.)
Contrast this with
the homily offered by a California Jesuit recently.
FRI, JUL 12
-- Two babies spared abortion death today, one in Haverhill, the
second at Planned Parenthood. Total now stands at 42.
THU, JUL 11
-- Busy, busy morning yesterday at Planned Parenthood!
About 8 couples in before 7:30 am. Finally, shortly after 11 am a woman came out
and told Eleanor and Mary, "I cancelled my appointment"! That's number 40.
We'll be following up on her; she was also referred to Pregnancy Help.
SAT, JUL 6
-- Yesterday at Marcus Gordon's Haverhill abortion center,
a young couple hemmed and hawed before they finally went in - only to exit a
short time later. "We changed our mind," was the announcement after they
came out (#39).
WED, JUL 3
-- Eleanor, a sidewalk counselor, talked to a young
couple heading for Planned Parenthood's door Tuesday morning. The woman
was more attentive than the man, who tried to hurry the woman along.
Just before the man entered Planned Parenthood, Carmel (center of RIGHT
photo) spoke with him. About an hour later, the couple came out.
"No," was the answer to the question of whether
they had the abortion. (#38) They
accepted pro-life material, but declined an offer to go immediately to
Natick . . .
We had a good showing of pro-lifers
outside of Marcus Gordon's MetroWest abortion facility Tuesday. We got
an extraordinary response to our "Honk if you are Pro-Life" signs. Otherwise it
was rather uneventful, but there was some opposition: a young woman drove
by on her bicycle and muttered some words of disgust and disbelief as she looked
at us. She returned a while later with a homemade sign (BELOW).
For similar sentiments of Diversity and
Tolerance, check out the
the pictures and video of the protests in Texas, where legislators
will take up a pro-life bill in a special session.
SAT, JUN 29
-- A young woman came out of Planned Parenthood this
morning after being inside for about an hour - not enough time for an abortion.
Accompanied by another woman, they stopped to talk with - and hug! - pro-lifers
and confirmed that she had chosen life for her baby (#37). She has
several other children, too.
WED, JUN 26 --
You've probably heard the bad news
- Supreme Court, same-sex "marriage" - but there was good news today, too: two more children (# 35 & 36) saved from
The Supreme Court accepted
our challenge to the Buffer Zone Law. The case will be probably be heard
sometime in the fall.
FRI, JUN 21 -- John Cronin reported a
baby saved (#34) from abortion today at Marcus Gordon's abortion
facility in Haverhill. Pray for John, who is recovering from a
recent heart attack.
WED, JUN 19
-- Judy and Evelyn were at Planned
Parenthood Saturday, and reported a "wonderful save this morning," "awesome":
a couple who entered Planned Parenthood came out a short time later (#33). "She's going to call me" for follow-up, said Judy.
LARRY ELDER COLUMN: Dads matter.
President Barack Obama said it recently in Chicago, a city on track for 600
murders this year, the equivalent of two Sandy Hooks per month.
Too bad he still does not understand that his left-wing ideology is the
We’re told that
universal surveillance has prevented all kinds of atrocities we can never
hear about — an answer straight out of Orwell. Yet oddly, in the ones we
do hear about, the perps are hiding in plain sight (Major Hasan with
“Soldier of Allah” on his business card), the intelligence services do
nothing (the Pantybomber known to the CIA but still permitted to board the
plane), and the digital superstate is useless (the Tsarnaev photo rang no
bells with the facial-recognition software, but was identified by friends
who saw it on TV).
WED, JUN 5
-- Last week Eleanor, one of our sidewalk counselors, got a call from a young
woman to whom she had given her phone number at Planned Parenthood on
Tuesday. "I didn't have the abortion," she said (#32), "but I need help."
Which she is getting. Thank God for this victory, which came
after a scarcity of babies saved.
Abortion pioneer - and
concentration camp survivor! - Henry Morgentaler died Tuesday,
June 4 at the age of 90.
New York Times obituary.
Illinois and disgrace in Boston.
Michael Graham on Gomez:
“One of the things I am going to change in Washington is my own party. I am
fully aware that in a few months from now, some in the Republican Party will
consider me to be a pain in the butt. And I am OK with that.” —
Republican(?) U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez
THU, MAY 23
- About 50 attend BC commencement protest. We even got some media coverage.
Planned Parenthood CLOSED on Saturday, May 25
SAT, MAY 18
- Eleanor and Mary counseled a young
woman on Tuesday at Planned Parenthood. She came out of the abortion
facility and told Eleanor, "I didn't do it!" That brings our
total to 31.
abortion mill workers: “When you show them love instead of condemnation,
when you show them peace and joy instead of anger and judgment, that will begin
to break down the walls,”
David Bereit told an overflow crowd at the youth conference on Friday.
Another house of horrors!
outraged - he adores IRS. Agency tells Iowa Coalition for Life that
protests against Planned Parenthood are taboo!
THU, MAY 9
- There were two women who chose life for their babies at Planned
Parenthood yesterday (#29 & 30)!!
opposed" Obama donor/supporter Gabriel Gomez took the
Republican nomination for senator. Ed Markey won the Democrat primary.
The common thread seems to be: to the biggest Obama sycophants go the
victories. Strategy in the upcoming special election: "Don't vote! It
only encourages them!"
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"