Rockford Pro-Life Initiative

An estimated 22 children were killed at Rockford’s child disposal center this past week;     Elderly Catholic Nun Threatened With Arrest at Rockford abortion Mill;     You Tube yanks Video;     Health Care Bills Could Result in 300-600K More Abortions, Scrap Pro-Life Laws;     Pro-Life Blacks, Democrats, Doctors Head to Congress to Oppose Health Care Bill;      Pro-Choice Abortionist Interviewer Surprised by Her Reaction to Witnessing Abortion;     Abortion Survivors Tell Their Stories…..


On Friday August 14, an estimated 13 children were killed at Rockford’s child disposal center.  We saw numerous signs at the mill today that show us what we have become as a society.  Most of the cars entering the mill parking lot were expensive automobiles including large SUV’s and even one Mercedes Benz.  This fact completely discredits the lies of the abortion industry that they are there to help poor women – the abortion industry has turned child killing into a lifestyle "choice" for the middle class and wealthy.

 

The one car that was older and not in good shape that pulled into the mill parking lot only stayed a few minutes.  The young mother driving the car went inside the mill for a short time then drove away and came back ten minutes later.  We see this on a regular basis with the less financially well off mothers who want to abort their children.  As most of you know our abortion facility puts a price on a child’s life based on how old she is.  When the clinic does an ultra-sound and realizes the baby in the womb is older than they thought they make the mothers go get more money.  As you can see for yourself from the testimony below of a woman who had an abortion at Rockford’s abortion mill they charge more money to kill older children because sometimes the baby fights for her life:

 

The following statement appeared in the April 11, 2004 edition of the Rockford Register-Star and describes the nightmare that just one of many mothers has experienced at Rockford’s abortion facility.

 "Once inside the abortion clinic, I gave the receptionist
a fake name and tried not to think about what I was
doing. A nurse escorted me into the abortion room.
She helped me get ready for the procedure. The
abortionist came into the room and began my abortion.
The nurse was leaning over me and staring into my
eyes. After a little she asked the doctor, "Is something
wrong" He said, "It’s trying to get away — I’ve tried
three times!" From that moment on I regretted my
abortion! I wanted to run away and die."      

 

We also saw this morning the life saving results of a courageous post-abortive Christian woman who stood on the sidewalk sharing with the mothers going in the heartbreak of abortion.  Joining her in sidewalk counseling were two faith-filled pregnant mothers who came to pray and offer help to other mothers and a young mother with her baby in her arms. Because of the faith and love of women like these and the dozens of other pro-lifers who came out to pray today we know two mothers chose life and two other mothers left before the abortionist arrived!!!!

 

All glory and praise to God for the lives saved this morning and may those who died and chose death for their child at Rockford’s abortion mill be healed and saved by the mercy of Christ.

 

On Wednesday August 18, an estimated nine children died inside of Rockford’s abortion facility.

 

The mission of Rockford Pro-Life Initiative is to eliminate abortion in the Rockford area through Prayer, Fasting, Education and Personal Sacrifice.

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Elderly Catholic Nun Threatened With Arrest For "Touching" the Car Of A Mother Who Freely Stopped To Talk With Her In Rockford

 

This attempt at intimidation by two police officers happens just a week after the city refuses to press charges against an abortion clinic employee who ran into a pro-lifer.

 

Rockford Illinois, August 14, 2009 – Two Rockford police officers were watching the conversation and joyful exchange between sidewalk counselor Sister Rosalia Bauer and mother at Rockford’s abortion mill.   The mother who was leaving the abortion facility had intentionally stopped her car and rolled down her window to speak with the side-walk counselor to share her joy at choosing life for her baby.

 The two women talked, praised God, and exchanged names and phone numbers. 

 As this happy exchange was taking place two Rockford police officers watched the women (the sidewalk counselor is a 70 year old Catholic Nun) talk, pray, and exchange information. 

 During the conversation the elderly nun may have leaned over and touched the car with her hand. That did not sit well with the Rockford police department so the officers immediately let the elderly Nun know she is in danger of arrest if she ever touches a car at the abortion mill again.  It didn’t seem to matter that the car stopped to talk with the Nun, that the mother in the car rolled down her window and asked to speak with her, was joyful, and even gave the elderly Nun her name and phone number.  

 It is apparent that in Rockford Illinois if an employee of Rockford’s abortion facility hits a pro-lifer with her car while speeding and even leaves the scene of the accident she will not be charged.  But if an elderly pro-life Nun simply puts her hand on the window ledge of the car of a mother who chooses life and wanted to share her joy with her – the elderly Nun faces arrest.

 The interesting thing is the more the abortion facility attacks God and Christians and the greater the double standard pro-lifers face from public officials the more God’s grace seems to flow by increasing the number of Christians who publicly pray at the abortion facility, the fewer mothers who are entering the abortion facility, and the more mothers who come and tell us they have chosen LIFE. 

 Thankfully the Rockford Christian community has responded with patience and charity to these difficult situations.  May we all continue to be worthy representatives for Christ at the "foot of the Cross" in Rockford. 

 

 

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YouTube Yanks Video Showing Carhart Handyman’s Abusive Behavior

August 19, 2009

Omaha, NE – YouTube.com has removed a video that showed a handyman hired by late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart verbally abusing a pro-lifer and a clinic worker that he identified as his wife. The handyman also described himself as a "Satanist" and pointed to his tattoos of demons as proof. The video also showed workers preparing Carhart’s dilapidated Bellevue, Nebraska abortion clinic for paint.

 

At one point in the video, the handyman said to Larry Donlan of Rescue the Heartland, "Where do you [expletive deleted] live so I can go to your house?"

The handyman’s wife was recognized to be Lindsey Alejandro, a former employee of George Tiller’s now closed late-term abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas. Ms. Alejandro is known as the abortion worker who falsified the fetal age of a woman’s pregnancy in order to avoid having to comply with Kansas laws.

(Read documentation.)

Cheryl Sullenger, who posted the video for Operation Rescue received the following notice from YouTube.com:

Youtube is not a venue for things like predatory behavior, stalking, threats, harassment, intimidation, invading privacy, revealing other people’s personal information, and inciting others to commit violent acts or to violate the Terms of Use. If you continue to post such content, you may have your account permanently suspended.

"I completely resent the outrageous and false notion that the video was in anyway abusive on our part," said Sullenger. "The threats and intimidation shown in this video were made by the Carhart employee against the pro-life photographer, Larry Donlan. I posted the video with his permission so that the world could see the truth about the abuse and threats that pro-lifers are forced to endure. I have asked YouTube to immediately restore the video and remove the flag from my account."

"This video showed the abortion industry in its true light, and it isn’t a pretty sight," said Sullenger. "The pro-aborts who reported the video as abuse will go to any lengths to cover up the truth about this ugly side of the abortion business and the threats and intimidation inflicted on pro-lifers."

We have re-posted the video.  It can be viewed by clicking here. Caution: obscene and abusive language and behavior on the part of abortion employees.

 

 

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Health Care Bills Could Result in 300-600K More Abortions, Scrap Pro-Life Laws

by Maria Vitale
So-called health care reform could become the worst thing to happen to abortion rates since Roe v. Wade. When you hear the phrase “health care reform,” you might think of cutting costs, eliminating arcane rules, and ensuring coverage for the hard-to-insure. Raising abortion rates would not seem to be a logical part of the equation. Yet, consider this quote from one of the primary experts in abortion law, National Right to Life Legislative Director Douglas Johnson: “The Kennedy bill would result in the greatest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade.” That’s because the Senate proposal would result in federally mandates coverage of abortion in nearly all health plans. The feds would also mandate recruitment of abortionists by local health networks—a scary thought. Abortion would be federally funded on a gargantuan scale. We know from experience that taxpayer funding of abortion results in more abortions. It’s been estimated that the health care reform plans now on the table could increase abortions by 300,000 to 600,000 a year because of federal subsidies for abortion.

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Pro-Life Blacks, Democrats, Doctors Head to Congress to Oppose Health Care Bill

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A coalition of pro-life blacks, doctors and Democrats are headed to Capitol Hill tomorrow to press the case for getting abortion out of the Congressional health care bills. They will be joined by Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who will ask that Congress not expand abortions. The participants will host a press conference and then take their case to the halls of Congress to meet with members of the House and Senate and their staff. In a statement, King tells LifeNews.com that the health care legislation takes the wrong approach by targeting unborn children with abortion instead of assisting them with health care. “The unborn and elderly should be included in health insurance reform as recipients of care, not victims of genocide,” King said. She said pro-life advocates have no problem with promoting better legitimate health care, but can’t support bills that open the door for more abortion funding.

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Pro-Choice Abortionist Interviewer Surprised by Her Reaction to Witnessing Abortion

"There was a discomfort I hadn’t expected," she says, "my emotional reaction to watching abortions."

 

By Patrick B. Craine

August 15, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Newsweek’s Sarah Kliff added her voice to the media campaign softening the image of late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart on Saturday with her report ‘The Abortion Evangelist’, but says she did not anticipate and has difficulty explaining her emotional reaction to witnessing Carhart actually take the life of an unborn child.

 

Kliff spent 4 days visiting Carhart’s Nebraska abortuary, interviewing him, speaking with the mothers who were seeking abortions, and watching him at work.  Painting him as a martyr for the cause, she describes Carhart’s plight as one of the few remaining abortionists left in the country willing to abort late in pregnancy, and his commitment to that cause despite his fears of being killed by vigilante anti-abortionists, as was his friend George Tiller.

 

In a companion piece to the story, however, Kliff admits that while she is an experienced reporter on abortion-related issues, she was surprised by her emotional reaction to witnessing an abortion for the first time.

 

Travelling to Nebraska, Kliff says, she was not sure if she even wanted to watch an abortion.  "I confess I was hesitant to step into Carhart’s operating room," she says.  Knowing that she would most likely see a first-term abortion, rather than late-term, and knowing all that was involved, "I still felt uneasy," she says.

 

She attributes her reluctance to abortion’s controversial nature.  "I was nervous, I think, to watch something so controversial. … I didn’t know how I’d react."

 

She began by interviewing patients and going through the preparatory procedures with them, but says that "When their names were called, and I’d spent all morning with these women, it felt unnatural to stop short of the operating room."

Entering a room with a glass window giving her a view into both of Carhart’s abortion rooms, she watched as Carhart worked to "empty the contents of the uterus" of several women.

 

While to her the first-term abortions "looked like an extended, more invasive version of a standard ob-gyn exam," "there was a discomfort I hadn’t expected," she says, "my emotional reaction to watching abortions."

 

She describes several examples that made her react: a married couple in their mid-30s; a single mother with a 10-year-old daughter, who began to cry when they discussed abortion; and a 23-year-old who was 16 weeks pregnant.

 

Upon her return from Nebraska, Kliff was surprised by the reactions of her pro-abortion friends.  "Friends who supported legal abortion bristled slightly when I told them where I’d been and what I’d watched," she says.  "Acquaintances at a party looked a bit regretful to have asked about my most recent assignment."

 

Finally, she says, she continues to struggle with her reaction. "I had (and still have) difficulty understanding my own reaction," she says, "both relieved to have watched a minimally invasive surgery and distressed by the emotionality of the process. Abortion involves weighty choices that, depending on how you view it, involve a life, or the potential for life."

 

Operation Rescue (OR) announced today that Nebraska is launching an investigation into Carhart’s abortion business.  OR says that the safety and legality of Carhart’s abortion business are questionable.  The abortionist has botched numerous abortions in the past, leading to emergency trips to the hospital and the death of one woman due to a third-trimester abortion.


See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:

Nebraska Launches Investigation Into Carhart’s Abortion Business
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/aug/09081802.html

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Abortion Survivors Tell Their Stories

 

Gianna Jesson– In 1977, Gianna’s mother waited until she was seven months pregnant then tried to terminate her pregnancy. The mother was injected with a saline solution, which is supposed to cause the unborn baby to suffocate as it breathes in the corrosive salt. Usually, this technique is effective and babies are born burned (candy apple babies) and dead. In Gianna’s case, she was born alive. The doctor was not present or she would have been dispatched permanently. Gianna suffered injuries from ingesting the salt and developed cerebral palsy. Today, Gianna is an advocate for the pro-life cause. She testified before the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee on the issue of abortion.

 

Ana Rosa Rodriguez–In 1991, when Ana’s mother was an unbelievable 32 weeks along, she decided to end the pregnancy. The method of extraction in late term abortions involves dismembering the “products of conception.” The doctor ripped little Ana’s arm off during the procedure. The mother was told to return the next day to complete the abortion procedure. Little Ana was born alive and perfect–except for her missing arm–before the abortionist could complete his task.

 

Heidi Huffman– In 1978, an unwed teenager was pressured into an abortion. She submitted to suction and the curette and was sent home. Two months later, she discovered she was still pregnant. A baby girl, Heidi, miraculously survived the abortion, with minimal amniotic fluid and minimal placenta left intact.

 

Sarah Smith–Sarah Smith was a twin. Her mother already had five children and decided abortion was the only option, not realizing she was carrying two children. The mother submitted to a D & C which resulted in the death of Sarah’s brother. Weeks later, it was discovered that one baby had escaped the dismemberment.

 

Amy Charlton–Amy survived three abortions! In spite of three saline abortion procedures, this baby hung on and was born alive and healthy.

 

These children are abortion survivors. Others survived the abortion procedure but later died from their injuries. One such case was Sarah Brown. This poor baby was 36 weeks along when a doctor stabbed her brain with a poison-filled needle three times. Somehow, Sarah survived and was born two days later, though left blind. Sarah was adopted and hung on for six months, then suffered a stroke. This little fighter lived for five years, then Sarah succumbed to the maltreatment she’d suffered in the womb and died.

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A new feature on Pro-Life Corner

We are excited and proud to introduce a new feature on Pro-Life Corner: our own original pro-life cartoon series, entitled For the Love of Life. These cartoons will be created by a friend we have known for over 20 years — a very dedicated pro-lifer who is also gifted artistically. He will be focusing on life issues at both the local and national level.

 

His pen name is John Paul Jones. When asked why he chose that name, he responded, "I chose this name because of the words of this great patriot: ‘I have not yet begun to fight.’ That is how I feel as a pro-life advocate. Through my cartoons, I want to express what’s on my mind and in my heart about the most important issues we face.”

 

We hope you will find For the Love of Life inspiring and thought-provoking, as well as entertaining!

 

Cop Fired After Harassing Pro-Lifers

 

At the prompting of the Thomas More Society, a Chicago suburb has voted unanimously to fire a policemen following a severe harassment of a pro-life counselor outside an abortion mill.

 

The Des Plaines, Ill. Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, acting under the direction of Police Chief James Prandini, unanimously fired police officer Dick Lalowski.

The department alleged that while on duty in May 2006, Lalowski threatened to arrest a group of women as they were gathering outside the American Women’s Medical Center on South River Road in Des Plaines, though the protesters were not interfering with the clinic’s operations. Lalowski returned in civilian clothes after he had gone off-duty and confronted the protesters, the department alleged.

Full Story

http://www.thomasmoresociety.org/police_harassment.html

The Rockford Register-Star Refuses To Run Pro-Life Ad That Has Appeared In Other Local Paper

 

Rockford, IL August 18, 2009The largest newspaper in RockfordIL, the Rockford Register-Star, has a history of rejecting pro-life ads and has recently rejected another ad sponsored by the Rockford Pro-Life Initiative.

 

 

 

This particular ad contains no graphic pictures or objectionable material; it simply exposes the fact that abortion hurts women, takes a human life, and that the Rockford abortion facility has a long history of anti-Christian displays.  Every picture in the ad was taken by a member of the Rockford Pro-Life initiative except the beautiful picture of a child in the womb.  This tasteful picture has been used by The Rockford Pro-Life Initiative and Lammar advertising on billboards through out Rockford

 

The Register Star has a long history of supporting abortion and has refused to report the rampant bigotry, racism, and anti-Christian hatred by Rockford‘s abortion facility and it’s supporters.  If any other medical clinic in the city of Rockford hung rubber chickens on crucifixes, displayed peoples personal medical history in it’s windows, attacked and mocked people with HIV, and displayed countless signs and symbols ridiculing God and Christians it would be reported on.  The Register Star has been sent information and pictures on all of these vicious assaults on the people of Rockford, yet they remain silent presumably because it is the "sacred cow" of an abortion facility.

 

To be fair we need to remember the Register has printed pro-life letters and editorials.  The reason we believe they refuse to report on or even accept the thousands of dollars the Rockford Pro-Life Initiative was willing to pay for these ads is because they hit to close to home.  The Register Star has supported abortion in editorials in the past and if they had to explain to the people of Rockford how and why they support the kind of hate and bigotry that has long been the hallmark of the Rockford abortion facility, it would make them very uncomfortable. 

 

The ad we wished to place in the Register Star is completely factual, documented, 100% true – and that is what makes abortion supporters in Rockford very nervous.

Below is contact information for the Rockford Register Star

http://www.e-rockford.com/contactus/contactus.php

 

 

ROCKFORD ABORTION MILL AND ITS SUPPORTERS MOCK GOD AND LIFE

The Rockford IL abortion mill, nationally known for the racist tirades of it’s most vocal supporter  along with rubber chickens on crucifixes and hanging by nooses in it’s windows ,has now along with it’s supporter and friend turned it’s attention to placing signs in their windows that show an ugly hatred for Christianity. 

http://www.prolifecorner.com/node/61

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09031609.html

 

The abortion mill landlord has placed signs in his windows attacking the Bishop of Rockford, Catholic schools, Catholic Hospitals, and Jesus Christ Himself. 

 

Working hand in glove with the abortion facility we are now seeing similar handwritten signs in the windows of the residence of the abortion facilities number #1 cheerleader.  In a window next to the "keep abortion legal" sign, given to the clinic supporter by the clinic landlord, we see a rambling sign about a non-existent website attacking Catholic Priests. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A vocal supporter of the abortion facility was seen right next to a Catholic Priests car minutes before this slanderous and hate filled sign was taped to his car.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 This poorly written, strange, and hate filed letter was given out by hand and placed on cars by a friend and promoter of Rockford‘s abortion mill. 

(Editor’s Note:    When you read this letter you will observe that the author uses Christian terminology.  We must remember what our Lord said; that is, even Satan quotes Scripture.   We believe this is a classic example. )  

 A vocal supporter of the abortion facility was seen right next to a Catholic Priests car minutes before this slanderous and hate filled sign was taped to his car. 

 

What’s the point in exposing this type of bigotry and hate promoted by the culture of death in Rockford?  We believe it is important for Christians to know what we are truly up against in opposing those who are in the business of stopping the beating hearts of children and those who work with them to promote abortion.  We are not dealing with people concerned with woman’s rights, health issues, or "choice."  What we see in these signs and personal attacks are a direct, personal, focused, planned, and coordinated attack against God and life. 

 If we are going to be in the battle for life we must be spiritually prepared.  Faith in God must be our foundation, love for Christ and the least of His people must be our motivation, personal sacrifice and charity our strength, humility our cornerstone; we must have a heart full of forgiveness and purity of intention in all we do. 

 This anti-God, anti-life evil can only be overcome with the self sacrificing, courageous, and generous love that is the heart and soul of a true Christian.

 Let us join together to respond to this anti-Christian bigotry with the spirit of Christ.  In peace and charity, we must firmly stand against this hatred – yet keeping a heart of love for the children who die at this clinic, the workers who kill them, the parents who are sold the lie of abortion, and the abortion supporters who "know not what they do" in attacking God and promoting the killing of the "least of His people."

 

Rockford Pro-Life Initiative

An estimated 17 children were killed at Rockford’s abortion facility;     Rockford City Officials Respond;   Cat out of the Bag: Dem Congresswoman Admits ObamaCare Covers Elective Abortions;    SIX PROOFS THE HEALTH CARE BILL WILL INCLUDE AND INCREASE ABORTION;    Kenyan Vice President Vows Cabinet will “Shoot Down” Any Bill Leglaizing Abortion….

 

 

On Friday August 7, an estimated ten children were killed at Rockford’s abortion facility.  A large group of pro-lifers came out to pray this morning and the power of prayer is clearly having a positive effect.  Through committed, serious prayer and public witness we continue to see the numbers of abortion at about half of what the were just a few years ago. 

 It’s interesting to note that when the abortion mill landlord began his attacks on God with rubber chickens on crucifixes and signs celebrating the 50,000 abortions the have committed the Rockford pro-life community responded in a peaceful way with countless hours of prayer at the mill – resulting in lives saved.

 On Wednesday August 12,  an estimated seven children were killed inside of Rockford’s abortion mill.  One woman who took a young girl to have an abortion this morning felt the need to justify herself to the pro-lifers when she came out by telling us that they have to many children already and God has never said people shouldn’t have abortions.  One pro-lifer mentioned to her God is the One who said, "You shall not kill" and God loves every child in the womb.  The woman got in her car and drove away with out saying anything else.

 A faithful group of young people from a Christian summer camp joined us in prayer this morning.

 We also had a very successful Face the Truth Tour in Rockford Aug 12th.  Pro-Lifers showed the truth that abortion kills children to thousands of Rockford residents at three of our major intersections.  Response from passerby was mostly positive with a few negative reactions. 

The mission of Rockford Pro-Life Initiative is to eliminate abortion in the Rockford area through Prayer, Fasting, Education and Personal Sacrifice.

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PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE ROCKFORD PRO-LIFE INITIATIVE WEB-SITE.

WE HAVE NEW LINKS TO EXCELLENT PRO-LIFE RESOURCES

AND VIDEOS CONCERNING LOCAL PRO-LIFE ISSUES.

 http://rockfordprolife.com/

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The ProLifeCorner Is Back

After almost one month of being down, we’re back and better than ever.   Here at http://www.prolifecorner.com you will find several new enhancements on our site.  For starters, be assured that the work of the Rockford Pro-Life Initiative and all of the activities of the Rockford pro-life movement will continue to be an important part of our efforts to educate the public as to the problems caused in our area due to abortion.

 A new feature you will find at the bottom of every article is “Send to a Friend”.  It will bring up a box so you can send that article to a friend or even to yourself for further distribution.

 Here is one of our favorite features:  You can now leave your comment in reference to a particular article.  You don’t have to use your real name; you can use anonymous or a nickname.  We would love to hear from you.  Because the names are anonymous, our staff will have to proofread all comments before posting them, but this promises to be an effective training tool and a great means of self expression. 

 We are hoping to use more videos as a means of educating our guests.

 If you have any articles or ideas that you think can improve our site, drop us a note.  You can use our contact us tab at the top of our home page or e-mail us at plc@prolifecorner.com

 Please bookmark our site and come back often.  Think of this as your web site for local and national news.  But we encourage you to use the new “comment” feature.  It has the potential of being fun and educational for all of us.  Come often and stay informed.

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Rockford City Officials Respond  to Pro-Lifers Concerns About Hit and Run Case

 Rockford August 10, 2009 – Many Rockford area pro-lifers are greatly concerned about the handling of a hit and run case at Rockford’s abortion mill.  Thankfully Rockford’s mayor and police Chief have responded with a willingness to listen to our concerns and review these matters.

 We hope in the coming weeks this case and others (acts of vandalism and intimidation by abortion supporters) will be looked at in detail with the hope of providing greater safety for everyone concerned. 

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Cat out of the Bag: Dem Congresswoman Admits ObamaCare Covers Elective Abortions

 By Peter J. Smith

SAN JOSE, California, August 12, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Democratic Congresswoman admitted to her California constituents gathered at a town-hall meeting what the Obama administration has tried desperately to keep quiet: the health care reform bill covers abortions.

 "We know that over 90 percent of abortions are purely elective, not medically necessary. Why is this being covered when abortion is not clearly health care," Ignacio Reyes, a local pro-life advocate, asked Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Cali.) at a San Jose town-hall meeting.

 As the applause for Reyes subsided, Lofgren, who represents California’s 16th Congressional District, responded that the proposed Congressional reforms included "a basic benefit plan developed by health professionals."

"Abortion will be covered as a benefit by one or more of the healthcare plans available to Americans, and I think it should be," said Logren, eliciting jeers and protests from the crowd.

 Footage of Logren’s town-hall meeting (complete with subtitles) was recorded and posted to the internet by David Schmidt, a young pro-life videographer and founder of the website "Issues and Justice".  

 Although abortion groups, such as Planned Parenthood Federation of America and NARAL Pro-Choice America, continue to claim the existence of an abortion mandate is a "myth," the Associated Press instead confirmed that H.R. 3200 – the only version accessible to the general public out of five other bills on health-care reform – includes abortion coverage under the Capps Amendment.

 The Capps Amendment explicitly mandates that the public health insurance option – which aims to provide for 46 million Americans who now lack coverage – will cover abortions through federal funding not restricted by the Hyde amendment. The Hyde amendment, which must be renewed on an annual basis, only prohibits federal funding going to the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) from paying for abortion. But as the AP report confirmed, that leaves open other streams of federal funding, which under the health bill (HR 3200) could be used to subsidize abortion.

 Although the Capps provision forbids the proposed "Health Benefits Advisory Committee" from mandating abortion-coverage as an essential service in the "Health Insurance Exchange," it does mandate that every U.S. region have at least one abortion-covering private insurance plan. It also mandates one non-abortion-covering private insurance plan for every region.

 The amendment goes on to require taxpayer subsidies in the form of "affordability credits" to flow to insurance plans that include abortion, but then demands insurers guarantee the "affordability credits" do not subsidize abortion procedures, as if somehow money loses its fungible nature.

 Family Research Council first brought attention to the abortion mandate attached to HR 3200 in a provocative ad in which an elderly man finds out he is denied a surgical procedure, while the government plan covers abortions. (see FRC video)

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SIX PROOFS THE HEALTH CARE BILL WILL INCLUDE AND INCREASE ABORTION

 1. The House bill specifically includes it. The Capps amendment explicitly allows abortion coverage in the public health plan and subsidizes health plans that cover abortion. (Passed 30-28 in the House Energy and Commerce Committee, July 30)

2. Senate Democrats admit it. "[The health care bill] would include, uh, it would include, uh, Planned, uh, Parenthood clinics." (Sen. Barbara Mikulski, July 9, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions-HELP-Committee meeting-Planned Parenthood is the No. 1 U.S. abortion chain.)

3. Senate Democrats refused to ban it.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah): "Madam Chairman, would you be willing to put some language in [about] not including abortion services? Then I think you would have more support."
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.): "…No, I would not, uh, be willing to do that at this time." (July 9, Senate HELP Committee meeting)

4. The mainstream media confirms it. ("Government insurance would allow coverage for abortion," Associated Press, August 5, 2009).

5. The Obama administration includes it in its definition of reproductive health care.

"Reproductive health care includes access to abortion." (Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, July 19)

6. Every amendment to exclude it from health care legislation was defeated by the liberal sponsors. The following is a list of pro-life amendments that would have prevented abortion funding or prohibited abortion mandates for covered services. (For vote tallies and details, see our complete list at www.frc.org.)

Rep. Sam Johnson Amendment in the Ways and Means Committee (July 16)

Rep. Eric Cantor Amendment in the Ways and Means Committee (July 16)

Rep. Mark Souder Amendment in the Education and Labor Committee (July 17)

Rep. Joe Pitts Amendment in the Energy and Commerce Committee (July 30)

 Reps. Bart Stupak and Pitts Amendment in Energy and Commerce Committee (July 31)

Sen. Orrin Hatch Amendment #227 in the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (July 13)

 Sen. Mike Enzi Amendment #277 in the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (July 13)

For more ammunition in the health care debate, check out FRC Action’s latest resource: "20 Questions to Ask Your Legislator about the Health Care Overhaul," now available online at www.frcaction.org.

Additional Resources
Find out what questions to ask your Congressman at the next Town Hall Meeting
Here is a list of Pro-Life Amendments that would have blocked abortion in health care


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 Kenyan Vice President Vows Cabinet will “Shoot Down” Any Bill Leglaizing Abortion

 By Hilary White

NAIROBI, August 12, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vice President of Kenya has asked for Kenyans to support the right to life movement and promised that the cabinet would never pass any bill that would allow abortion.

 Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka told a pro-life conference that he regrets pregnancies end in abortion in spite of the alternatives of adoption and foster parenting. Speaking last Friday at a dinner hosted by The Protecting Life Movement in Nairobi, Musyoka said that abortion is contrary to human dignity.

 The Protecting Life Movement, founded in 2000, is an interdenominational Christian organization that has opposed a bill put forward last year by a coalition of feminist pro-abortion groups that proposes to legalise abortion and says that legalisation will reduce the maternal death rate from “unsafe” abortions.

 Musyoka told the gathering, “I know that the Cabinet or even parliament will not pass any Bill that would legalise abortion … the legislation would definitely be shot down.”

 Kenya is under heavy pressure from UN-based international agencies to legalise abortion. In 2007, the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) complained to the Kenyan delegation of maternal mortality rates from “unsafe” abortion and questioned whether the government had “examined critically” the proposal to decriminalise abortion. Currently, Kenyan law prohibits abortion unless two doctors confirm that the woman’s life is directly threatened by pregnancy. 

 Kenya’s abortion law is already under attack by incremental measures at the ground level. The ministry of health has instructed all public health centres that any woman who goes to a public health centre within 72-hours after being sexually assaulted is eligible to receive the morning after pill as “emergency contraception” that in many instances causes an early abortion.

 The Reproductive Health and Rights Bill was put forward last year by the Federation of Women Lawyers and the Coalition On Violence Against Women. The bill declares “safe and accessible abortion-related care” is such a reproductive right and says it must be legalised to prevent maternal deaths from “unsafe abortion”.

 The Federation of Women Lawyers was also partly responsible for the distribution of a “study” that claimed that 300,000 abortions are committed in Kenya per year causing 20,000 women and girls to be hospitalised with related complications. The report said that 2,600 women die per year. Another group that contributed to the research of this document was the Ministry of Health and International Projects Assistance Services (IPAS), a US-based abortion lobby group. The terms “unsafe abortion” and “illegal abortion” are used synonymously by the international abortion lobby.

 Abortion advocating organizations are notorious for extreme exaggeration of the number of deaths and other serious health results from illegal abortions as a primary strategy to force legalization.

 

One year later, still no justice served.

March 29 of this year marked the 1st anniversary of a tragic event in the city of Rockford.  The event involved a pro abortion demonstrator by the name of Keith Sterkeson. 

As you will read in the text below, Mr. Sterkeson used some of the most vile, vulgar, bigoted and racist language that we have ever heard.  As you read the text and watch the video you will be shocked!  Believe it or not, their is one thing worse than what Mr. Sterkeson said and did.  You say it’s impoissible to have something worse?  What could that possibly be?  It’s the hard cold facts that over one year later the mayor, citty attorney, altermen, police, and the media have done nothing to bring the perpetrator of this hate filled crime to justice.  At the end of this article we will provide some phone numbers for you to call.
If one would transpose this assailent’s words and actions to any other location in Rockford, would the authorities have reacted differently?  If the assailant would have said these things to a police officer on a street corner, what would have happened?  What if these things would have been said in front of a restaurant, a library or any other street corner other than at an abortion cllinic? 

We cannot overstate this: 
when you call or write, do so respectfully.  Ask why after over one year nothing has been done.  Worse than this crime is the fact that the police, elected officials and the so-called media watch dogs have chosen to do nothing.  A society cannot claim to be civil while turning a blind eye to this kind of hate-filled ????????

 

Bigotry, Racism, Anti-Christian attacks and failure on the part of the Rockford police department to protect it’s pro-life citizens.

WARNING:  What you are about to read will shock and sicken you. We have to ask why the Rockford police have allowed this hatred and these bigoted attacks to go on at the Rockford abortion mill for approximately six months; years longer involving other cases.

 WARNING:  This is the reality of abortion;  bigotry, hatred, and violence.  The founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, and many of her successors were and are racists.  When you see and read what these pro-abortion supporters in Rockford, IL have to say, it is indeed sickening.

 WARNING:  To parents:  do not allow children under 18 to see this written text or to hear what is on the upcoming video. 

 DANGER:  Proceed with caution.  WARNING:  You are about to see the effect that abortion has on it’s supporters.

To see the Video :  http://www.prolifecorner.com/node/61


You, the reader, need a little background on the Rockford, IL abortion mill known as the Northern Illinois Women’s Center.  It’s also know to some as Rockford’s Auschwitz (for the young, a death camp.)  The building is owned by Wayne Webster, who likes to be involved by harassing pro-life demonstrators.  This mill had been operated by a famous, now deceased, abortionist named Richard Ragsdale.  Mr. Ragsdale had been responsible for anti-life legislation in Illinois and is well known on both sides of the abortion issue.  A Dr. Christensen has stepped up to the plate, so to speak, and remains mainly in the background.

 

There are several dedicated pro-life Christians, from different Christian backgrounds, who have remained faithful over the years praying and doing sidewalk counseling at the Rockford mill.  These courageous men and women should be commended for their perseverance and dedication to saving babies.  Thank you and may God bless you for the work you have done and the insults and attacks you have suffered for the love of Christ.  May the exposure of what goes on at the Rockford mill bring an end to these crimes against humanity.

Transcript abortion mill Rockford IL 3/29/08

It is very difficult to try to watch this video and transcribe the ravings of a hate-filled racist, anti-Catholic/Christian bigot.  What is even more difficult is to try and follow verbatim his string of profanity.  As one watches the video and compares it to the transcript you will find it to be accurate enough to indicate clearly to anyone that this man needs a healing, we just don’t know quite what kind of healing.

 

Conversations involve Eric, Kevin Rilott, an assailant named Keith Sterkeson, Wayne Webster owner of the abortion mill, and dialog with unknown police officers.  (This document was transcribed by Frank Munda and comments noted are his.)

 

COMMENT:  It is important to note that the dialog pulled from video clip DSCF 0850 was so intense that it cannot be appreciated unless viewed but know that the following blasphemous, racist hate speech occurred in slightly less than 10 minutes.

The racism is not an isolated incident at the abortion mill.  It seems to be a creed that the pro-aborts live by.

Video clip # DSCF 0850:

 

Keith is crossing Broadway with his dog, he is still on the south side of Broadway and he’s yelling at Eric: 

 

Keith Sterkeson:  These fuckin people are psycho, they don’t have any f—in’ shit.  They don’t know shit, they’re all fuckin’ psycho.  Every last one  of these fuckin’ degenerate trash mother fuckers.   Everyone of these fuckin’ idiots.  Take your fuckin’ pictures asshole, I got a right to be here too, fucknuts.  (As he extends his middle finger to the camera and as he strikes the camera with his finger he says,”film that shithole”.)

 

 Eric(the cameraman and victim of assault) says “You’re gonna make it on TV, pal”. 

 Keith:  Shit, Cock, fuck, shit, degenerate, film that cocksucker.  What’re you gonna do?  Are you a nigger?  Is your mommy a nigger?  I’ll bet your mom got raped by a fuckin’ black dude.  You’re a half-breed nigger aren’t cha?  (As Keith is raving into the camera, he is so close to the wide angle lens you can see his spittle appear on the lens.) 

 Keith:  You’re a half-breed nigger.  That’s right, you’re a half-breed nigger.  You’re a fuckin’ nigger.  A nigger.  A nigger.  You are a worthless, degenerate nigger.  Oh, you are a nigger.  (Keith turns his attention to a woman who is about to abort her baby, while softly in the background Mr. Kevin Rilott is softly calling to the woman about to abort her baby not to do it.)

  Keith: yells out to the woman:  “You have a right to choose.  This guy has no right to sit here and say this crap.  He is a degenerate.  He is a degenerate.  I live in this neighborhood.  We’re tired of these psychos.  They’re frickin’ nuts.  They’re total psychos.  You’re doing the right thing and God will honor you.  I believe in you Mom.  (Keith finishes yelling at the mother.)

 Time line, 1 min, 37 seconds.

 (Keith turns his attention back to Eric, but continues to yell at the mother.  “The doctors will take good care of you, unlike these degenerates.”)

 Eric asks, “Can you define the term degenerate?”

 Keith:   Getting right in the camera says “You”.  “You idiot-have you looked yourself in the mirror?  Yeah, you, you.  Yeah, I know, you’re a degenerate. 

 Eric asks “Then what are you, Keith?”

 Keith:  You are a degenerate.  You are an empty skull thinking Jesus is gonna save you cause your’re tryin’ to save a kid.  You’re so empty and stupid you still ain’t saving the kids.  You fuckin’ idiot degenerate nigger.  You’re mother was a nigger. You are a nigger. 

 Eric asked:  “Do you have problems with black people?”

 Keith:  You’re a nigger.  A half-breed nigger.

 Time line:  2 min 21 sec

 Keith:  Only problem is with you smoking crack and  bringing it into the neighborhood.  Yeah, you’re smokin’ crack because only a crack head would do your psychin’, fuckin’ ways. 

 (Keith continues his ranting repeating half-breed nigger,fuckin’ degenerate, etc..)

 Time Line 2 min 54 sec.

 Eric asks:  “Do you support abortion rights, sir?” 

 Keith:  I support what the fuckin’ law says we can fuckin’ do and the law says we can kill your

 fuckin’ kids.  That’s what the law says. 

 Eric:  Why do you support that?

 Keith:  (pointing to the chimney on an out building) time line 3 min 10 sec.  That’s where they burn the babies

 Eric zooms in on a chimney and asks, that chimney there?

 Keith says:  “They cook’em up real good, the bloody limbs.  All the black smoke- the smell of baby napalm. Oh you gotta love it. 

 Eric:  “do you like the smell of baby napalm in the morning?”

 Keith:  Oh, yeah.  It gives me an erection.  The smell of baby napalm.  All the bloody limbs.  Wow, yummy. 

 Eric:  Did you take all night to think that up?

 Keith:  Yummy.  I can go on before your fuckin’, shit asscamera runs out of film.  Keep filmin’ boy.  Take it home to your superior with the child-molesting fuckin’ Catholic religion.  Yeah, that’s right.  Yeah, the Catholic Diocese, the fuckin’ faggots that like raping little children, yeah, the Catholic Diocese raping little children.  Oh, you don’t film that, do you, you fuckin’  shit hole. Take it to your Catholic Diocese.    (Eric softly says, “OK I will”)  The children-raping, fuckin’ filthy mother fuckers.  What is it, raping children?  What’s different, raping children or killing them?  You people are fuckin’ twisted.  (Keith continues rambling his anti-Catholic hate speech) 

(Time line 4 min 55sec )

 Keith continues as he says to Eric:  “You fuckin’ queer “  Keith turns, walks toward Eric’s camera, points to the abortion mill and says  “See, there’s cameras up there too.”

 Keith boldly proclaims “What the fuck the cops gonna do? “

 Keith yells at a car as it pulls in:  “Don’t listen to these degenerates.” 

 Another car comes in to kill their baby.  Keith thinks that Eric’s name is Jordan.  Keith says to Eric “Are you about ready to lose another one, Jordan?”   Eric says “I want to ask you something.  Why are you so angry?”

 Keith says “You’re the fucken angry one.  You don’t leave this doctor alone.  I just heard you yelling you fucking degenerate across the fucking street you fucking idiot. 

 Time Line:  5 min 52 sec

 Keith turns his attention to the people that just drove in the abortion mill parking lot.  He yells “Hey, these abortion protesters are fucking degenerates.  They’re trash.  You’re doing the right thing, mom  and God will honor you.  You’re doing the right thing-God will honor you.  Don’t listen to these degenerate protesters, they’re empty skull idiots.”

 Keith now turns his attention to Eric.  “Let’s wait for the fuckin law.  I’ve been calling those fucking assholes on you  Your’re being filmed too asshole. (turning to Eric)   Eric says “I know”.  Keith continues “Smile and say AH”. 

 NOTE:  Eric does not move.  The camera position is steady and yet Keith warns Eric not to get too close to his dog.    We get the impression that this is a standard MO that Keith uses quite often as a veiled threat.

Keith:  Don’t get too near my dog asshole. You wanna get bit?  Did you film that?  I’m saying if you get too close he fuckin’ will.

 Eric says “I thought this was a public sidewalk. 

 Keith:  I’m gonna see to it that he doesn’t to your little faggot, bitch ass, fuckin, degenerate nigger, lovin’ mother ain’t got shit to fuckin’ do with it.

 Eric:  If you’re dog is going to start attacking people, maybe you should have your dog put down.  You do realize that you are possessed, don’t you?

 Keith:  You do realize that you’re a fuckin’ butt baby.  You’re a half-breed nigger.  You’re a half-breed nigger. 

 Time Line:  7 min 05 sec.

 Wayne Webster(Owner of the abortion mill building) interrupts on the loud speaker:  “Hey Keith, this asshole just called the cops.  I just heard it coming over the scanner.  They called the cops because Keith is down here, yelling and screaming at people, and he has a pit bull with him and he’s threatening people.  You’re not acting any crazier than those other assholes. “

 Keith:  I know, I know.  Hey just watch them.

 Webster:  You gotta watch these lying bastards.

 Keith:  I know, I know, Wayne.  I know, buddy.  I’ll talk to you later, Wayne.  Hey, Wayne, but you saw, right? 

 NOTE:  No response from Wayne.  He sees all, hears all when it serves his purpose.  Webster alleges that he is concerned for the safety of his business and home.  If, indeed, he was why does he not call the police on Keith,who is potentially violent, louder than any demonstrator, racist, a bigot and causes disharmony and upset in the neighborhood.  Keith starts to walk away.

 Eric:  Have a nice day, OK.

 Webster:  I didn’t see you threaten anybody and I didn’t see your dog threaten anybody.  These guys are just pussies.

 Keith:  Thank you, Wayne. 

 Keith turns to Eric:  Yeah, you hear that?  He didn’t see that.  Shut the fuck up, you degenerate.  And if I fuckin’ hear you it’s gonna be me callin the cops.

 Eric:  Have a nice day, sir.  Take care.

 Webster: (on loud speaker-first part is indistinct.  He’s talking about the bus stop incident.  “He’s suing the city because they wouldn’t let him put a sign on the bus stop.  He’s fuckin’ totally nuts.

 Keith:  I know, he’s a fuckhead.  We all know, Wayne, I’ll be callin the law on them. 

 Eric:  Thank you, Wayne, thank you.

 Wayne alleges that Kevin had the sidewalk blocked with the sign.

 Time Line:  8 min 45 sec.

 In the background, Keith is still yelling at the top of his voice.  He is out of sight of the camera and can still be heard screaming.

 Eric:  It appears to me, Wayne, that you’re pretty loud, breaking the noise ordinance.

 Keith is still yelling in the background even though he can’t be seen on camera.

 Eric:  Do you have anything else to say, Wayne?

 Kevin (Rilott, other pro-life activist) to Eric:  I’m sorry you had to experience this.  It’s not pleasant.

 Eric:  Well, that’s the reality of abortion. 

 Kevin:  He is a manifestation of what is going on inside.  A physical reality of the spiritual reality that’s taking place in there.   You don’t see it at every abortion clinic, but we do here.

 Eric:  It’s quite a radical step, isn’t it?

 Kevin:  It’s not pleasant.  He didn’t bat an eye, did he?

 Eric:  No, he did not.  But the nice thing is he got his friend to get…(A mother is going to the abortion mill)

 Kevin turns his attention to the mother coming in.  Softly calls, “Is there anything we can do to help you today?  Every abortion takes the life of a child, a human being.  Please, please, don’t do this. We’ll help you-we’ll gladly help you.  Is there anything you need?  Inside you is a little boy or girl who loves you.  It is your child.  A little child of God.  We don’t have to do this to our children.”

 New Video Clip # DSCF 0969

 Kevin is on camera, Eric is talking. 

 Eric:  This is Kevin Rilott of Rockford.  He’s out here all the time at the Rockford (IL} abortion mill.  Kevin, all the incidents we just had with Keith, is this a common occurrence?

 Kevin:  Yes, it started four to five months ago.  He’d start coming by calling the pro-lifers names.  We’d always respond with patience and kindness and try not to talk to him, but as you saw earlier like he did with you he gets in your face and starts using the “n” word and mocking God saying things like how good it is these babies are aborted.  And he’s going to make sure that each one is aborted.  It’s either a case of demonic possession or mental illness or a combination of the two.  What you saw today is a common occurrence at this abortion clinic and sadly at other abortion clinics, too. 

 Eric:  I found it particularly disturbing with his racial denigration of  black people.  It was kind of odd how when Wayne Webster finally spoke up to tell Keith that the police were coming he never said anything to counter this bigotry.  It’s almost like he was protecting him (Keith). 

 Kevin:  I had a clinic worker come out a number of years ago and said to me “what are you doing here?  The only people that come here are  N-word and prostitutes and the world is better off without them.”  I think we’ve seen in the news lately when Planned Parenthood,   abortion, it’s foundations were based on racism.  And those foundations are still in place today.  Look at this abortion clinic.  It’s in a minority neighborhood.  They target minorities.  And with Keith (Webster blares on loud speaker missed words). 

 Webster (on loud speaker, speaking to Eric):  “You’re not gonna be too happy when we come to your house.”  Mr. Webster is indicating to Eric that Eric’s car is behind the building near Rockford Labor News and Webster is calling out  Eric’s license number over the loud speaker.  “It’s very easy to find out who you are and where you live.”  (Did Mr. Webster violate any laws by doing this?)

 Eric:  How would you find that out, Wayne?  The only way you can find that out is to go through the police department and that’s illegal for them to do those checks for you.  So if you were to do that, you and the police officer would be breaking the law.  Do you want to comment on that?  

Wayne, I found it quite interesting that you called me a pervert for taking pictures of your building, a building where you have everything to do, you provide a place (Wayne interrupts)

 Wayne:  (indistinct)…you play games with my house.  (It should be noted Webster lives at the abortion mill.)

 Eric:  I think it’s very interesting that you called me a pervert for taking pictures of a place that is akin to Auschwitz.  You kill people here, Wayne.   I have every right to take pictures.  If that’s a perversion, what does that make you?  I know, Wayne, that you think you have no chance of salvation, that you might as well stay on the path.  Well, you’re wrong, buddy.  You have every chance for salvation.  You can walk away from this right now.  You don’t have to continue on.  Look at the friends you have, look at Keith.  The man is mentally ill.  He’s also possessed.  Wayne, you are possessed, too.  I think it’s time for to lay down your arms and walk away from this.  You know who I am already.  You’ve already seen my work. 

 New Video Clip  # DSCF 0970

 Opening scene:  Three police cars arrive, it is now over one hour from the time the 911 call was placed.  This time can be verified through the time stamp on the video clips. 

 Police officer says Hi, Eric responds.

 Kevin starts to explain about Keith.  Kevin says “Keith comes by and he has every right to come by, but this time he got right in his (Eric) face and he (Keith) started yelling and screaming, saying your mother’s a N-word and this kind of thing.  We’re not saying he can’t be here or anything like that, we just think it’s very dangerous when he gets face to face with us yelling and screaming”.

 Police Officer:  Is he a black guy or a white guy?

 Kevin:  He’s a white guy.

 Female Police officer:  And where did he go?

 Kevin:  I know he has a lot of problems with you guys. 

 Time Line: 1 min

 At this time Kevin indicates to the police officers  that Wayne Webster had warned the assailant, Keith, that the police were coming…….we tried to speak to Keith peacefully.  It just makes it a dangerous situation.

 Eric:  I’m kind of concerned because he (Webster) started telling me where my car was and what my license plate number was.  The only way he can do that is through you guys.

 Male Police Officer:  Anybody can do that.

 Eric:  No, not in Illinois.

 Police Officer:  What’s with the camera?

 Eric:  I’m recording everything that I can because he (Webster) records everything we do.  Plus, I have everything with that guy getting in my face which I will probably be sending to you guys.

 He (Keith) told me that his dog, I was standing right where I was and I moved like this (cameral motion at this point is exaggerated; during the actual incident you will see no camera movement at all) and he has that pit bull and he said out of nowhere he started blowing up saying “stay away from my dog, he’s gonna bite you”.  I have it all recorded, everything.

 Police Officer indicates that he’s going to go down and talk to Keith.  Talk continues, they get an ID on the assailant, police radio and different people talking.  Difficult to pull out one conversation at this point.  Time Line 2 min 54 sec.

 Kevin says “you need to see the video, it’s very interesting. “  

 COMMENT:  The police walk away and are obviously not interested in facts or the truth.  They did not ask to see the video which was offered to them.  Had they been sincere about police investigative work they would have taken a look at the racist hate filled video clip.  The police are on the scene for three minutes the first time.  The three police cars drive down the street and stop in front of the assailant’s house. 

 New Video Clip  # DSCF 0978

 Opening scene:  Police are back.  It’s approximately 8:49 AM. 

 Eric is asking Wayne Webster( Who has now come outside.) “How are you going to run my license plate, Wayne?”

 Female police officer is saying:  “ this is what starts all the arguments.  He might have said something to you but don’t instigate it by saying anything to him”  (or words to that effect, sound is difficult).  He says things that you don’t like and that’s why we get called down here because you’re sitting here provoking him to say stuff.

 Eric:  No, I’m not, I’m just asking him a question.

 Female officer:  I understand because you want to record it and I’m here and stuff like that and you’re trying to get an answer out of him.  What you’re doing is provoking the situation and you’re instigating him.

 Eric:  Well, I’m asking him a question.

 Female Officer:  You need to leave him alone.  If you don’t feel safe here, you need to leave.

   (NOTE:  As I see it, rather than protect the pro-life citizens right to free assembly and free speech, her advice is to give up that right and leave.  This is not acceptable advice from a police officer.  Had they viewed the video as offered to them and arrested Keith as they should have then maybe this situation would not have continued this far.)

 Eric:  I actually feel safe here now because you guys are here.

 Female Officer:  Then don’t call us because he’s saying stuff to you that you don’t like.

 Eric:  Well, isn’t there a noise ordinance around here?

 Female Officer:  Yes, there is a noise ordinance but it’s more or less involving music.

 Eric:  What about profanity?  Because I have recorded (female officer interrupts)

 Officer: “ If you don’t like what you hear, then leave.”  She continues in a very perturbed tone, “You know I’m not going to stay here and argue with you all day long.  I have better things to be doing, more important things.”  She answers Eric’s question, “Yes, there is a noise ordinance.  If we hear it than we can cite them for it.  If I’m not here to hear it then I can’t file unless somebody calls and complains and when I get here and I hear it then I can write them for it.”

 Eric:  What about if I have it recorded?

 Female officer refuses to answer that question.  “You know what, I’m not gonna go into all this.” she said.  “You need to prefer charges for disorderly.”

 Eric:  How can I pursue charges?

 Female Officer:  You need to file a report.

 Eric:  How do I file a report?

 Female Officer:  That’s what we’re doing.

 Eric:  I want to prefer charges.

 Female Officer:  For what?

 Eric:  For noise ordinance violation.

 Officer laughs.

 Eric:  For profanity.  I have everything recorded. 

 Another officer (male) ridicules Eric.  “ You are grown men.  If he tells you off, you tell him off, whatever.”

 Eric:  We don’t use profanity.

 Male Officer:  Very perturbed tone:  “I don’t care, we’re done here.”

 Eric:  But you have families that live around here that hear them say fuck, ass, and all this other stuff.

 While Eric is talking the male and female officer both jump in and the male officer restates “You’re grown men”  and it sounds like the female officer says you need to call and complain.

 Eric:  “I know I’m a grown man but grown men need to stand up and talk about this and start recording people when they do this or other grown men are going to get away with acting like little kids.”

 Time Line:  2 min 25 sec.

 Male Officer:  If we arrested every person who swore in this town-we can’t arrest everybody.

 Eric:  But that’s one thing.  When they’re blaring it over the loud speaker  that’s another thing.  Last time I called the cops and they came out and he (Webster) stopped doing it.  That was the time when there was a bunch of young people out here.

 Female Officer:  Like I said, if you don’t like being here and you don’t like what you hear, then you know, you can stand here and record me all you want, it doesn’t matter to me.

 Eric:  Well, I’m going to record you.

 Female Officer:  Do you know the law for evesdropping?  You need to read those.

 Webster:  You are a peeping tom pervert.  

 NOTE:(We notice the police officers did not correct Webster for jumping in there with his irresponsible statement.)

 Eric:  Wayne, why don’t we just stop it?  Why do you have to say that stuff over the loud speaker?

 Webster:  It’s called freedom of speech.

(While pointing to Kevin)  Ask him about freedom of speech.  He’s suing the city because they won’t let him put his perverted sign on a G—damn bus bench.  And you fucking perverts…..

 Eric:  Why are we  perverts? 

 Webster:  Because you’re out here harassing women.

 Eric:  We’re telling the women we’re here to help them.

 Webster:  I come out here and people call me a fucking baby killer and shit and then you act like it’s a crime if I call you a dumb cocksucker for being out here fucking with women, you know.

 Eric:  I think it’s bad that you’re blaring and yelling over the loud speaker.

 Webster:  It’s called freedom of speech and this is America.  I’m a veteran, I served during a war. 

 Eric:  God bless you for that.

 Webster:  I can say anything I want to.  I told you that I wrote down your license number.  I was standing there fixing myself a cup of tea.  I heard a noise and I looked out and here’s you fucking taking pictures.  Then you’re standing there waving at me with the long lens on your camera.  It pissed me off because you’re a fucking peeping tom pervert. 

 Eric:  What does that make you?  How many cameras do you have here, Wayne?  What does that make you?

 Webster:  Hey, I live here.  I have to have security because of cocksuckers like you and your priest come out and drive their cars through my garage door and try to kill me with fucking axes.    You and your perverted fucking priests.

 Eric:  Those "perverted" priests were perverted and they’re not there anymore.  That doesn’t make them all perverted.  You know that.

 Time line:  4min 40 sec.

 Exchange continues with Webster and Eric.

 Time line:  4:52

 Eric asks:  Do you agree with what Keith was saying about black people?

 Webster:  I don’t know what he was saying. 

 Eric:  You heard it, you recorded it.  I was here when you told him (Keith) to get out of here.  You told him to leave before the police arrived. 

 Webster:  I heard it on the scanner.  Shut the fuck up while I’m telling you this.  I heard on the scanner that there’s a guy with a pit bull threatening people and yelling and screaming and acting crazy at the abortion clinic.   And I got up and looked out the window and I seen them and I said hey, Keith, they’re just telling the police (Webster changes his thoughts, turns and points at Kevin and says): and it was that pervert right there that fucking called it in.  Webster continues “He was threatening people with a pit bull.  That’s what the woman said on the G—damn scanner.

 Webster:  I didn’t see him threaten anybody with a pit bull. 

 Eric:  Yeah, he was standing right by me and out of nowhere it was weird and he started yelling  Watch out for my dog.

 Eric:  I am recording still.

 Webster:  I don’t give a fuck.  Let me just tell you something.  The state of Illinois eavesdropping is a felony.  And if you don’t have my permission to tape my voice I can fuck you over and call my lawyer and do all kinds of shit to you.  But you know, I tape everybody all the time and I don’t give a fuck. 

 Eric:  Do I have permission to  tape your voice?

 Webster:  No you don’t.  I don’t give anybody permission to do anything.  But I’ll tell you this, I’m taping everything.

 Webster goes on to say that he has a security system justifying his reasons for taping.

He is saying you can’t be on public property and tape people without their permission.  If you’re on your own property and your own home and you have a security system set up that catches them saying something or doing something, then that’s legal.

 Eric:  do you really live here?

 Webster:  I have an apartment here, this is my legal address so if I have to I can shoot somebody if they break in here.  Of course, if they cross the line I’ll kick their ass.

 Eric:  Can you physically do something to someone?

 

Webster:  I can kick their ass or break their hands if they resist.

 Time Line  7:min 32 sec

 Eric:  What about when you’re over there letting your dogs take a dump?

 (Eric is referring to a piece of public land that Webster allegedly allows his dogs to use to take a dump on, knowing that pro-lifers kneel in that area for prayer.) 

Eric:  And you’re not picking up the crap that they leave behind?

 Webster:  You know that’s another fucking lie.  We never leave any crap out.  We come out and clean it up every fucking day. 

 Eric:  We watched you do it.

 Eric and Webster have a short exchange. 

 Webster:  I would (could?) walk out here and let my dog take a crap on your fucking shoes.  Because you’re a turd.  And you’re a turd because you fucking harass women.

 Eric:  We’re not harassing them, we’re trying to help them make a better decision.

 Webster:  Is that what you call yelling at people over the fence?

 Meaningless dialog continues for another 30  seconds.   End of clip.



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 Opening scene:  Eric is filming the outside of the mini-Auschwitz.  

 COMMENT:  Please note the sad irony.  As I understand it, this building was originally called the Turner School, a building which was built to educate and nurture young children into the world and now it is nothing but a place to kill then.  How sad this is.

 Webster is harassing Kevin and laughing and calling Kevin a moron.  There is noise in the background.  At this point I cannot understand all that Webster is saying but it’s something about the city attorney and the impending bus bench case.

 Webster:  You moron, you stuck it up your own ass.  (Laughter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apathy is as deadly as violence

Are we Truly Pro-Life?

Christians are "pro-life" in the most extreme sense of the word. Yet, like Saul, we sometimes find ourselves concurring "in the act of killing" (Acts 8:1). We are pro-life by conviction but pro-death by default. Sins of omission!

 If indeed the vast majority of Americans who claim to be Christian, as every poll indicates, then we are talking well over 250 million Christians and pro-lifers in this one nation! One has to wonder how have we been so ineffective in impacting this culture of death. Consider our homosexual brothers and sisters who are no more than 2% [US Census 2000] have been extremely effective in gaining so much ground, yet we struggle to defend precious life!

For example, Saul joined in the mob’s murder of Stephen by merely letting the murderers pile their cloaks at his feet (Acts 7:58). He did not touch Stephen. He may not have even touched the cloaks. He just stood there, but that’s all it takes to be an accomplice.

Apathy is as deadly as violence.

Let’s break all ties with death and wash all the blood from our hands. Let’s not pretend apathy is innocence but rather repent and decide to wake up, stand up, and speak up for life. Every baby in the womb, starving child, victim of racism, and helpless old person is our business because we are committed to Jesus, "the Resurrection and the Life" (Jn 11:25).

"Be an example to all believers

in what you teach, in the way you live,

in your love, your faith, and your purity."

[1 Timothy 4:12]

 

Abortion And Health Care

ABORTION IS KILLING HEALTH CARE REFORM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue questions why abortion is still included in the health care bills before Congress:

 

Two weeks into the Obama administration, a Gallup poll reported that the president received high marks from the public on most issues. The one glaring exception was abortion: only 35 percent agreed with him on allowing funding of abortions overseas. It was then revealed in another survey that a majority of Americans now consider themselves pro-life. Given this reality, why hasn’t the president asked his party members in Congress to exclude abortion from the health care bills?

 

The answer, of course, is that this is the most radical pro-abortion administration in American history. The number of former employees of Planned Parenthood, NARAL and Emily’s List is astounding. So extreme is the president and his staff on this issue that they are apparently willing to sink health care reform before ever excluding abortion from the final bill.

 

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which has long been an advocate of universal health care, is so troubled by the prospect of a health care bill that funds abortion that it has pulled its support. On July 17, Bishop William Murphy said it was objectionable to make Americans “pay for the destruction of human life.” On July 29, Justin Cardinal Rigali also urged lawmakers to scratch abortion from these bills. Moreover, the USCCB has a link on its website to an Action Alert written by the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment titled, “Support Health Care Reform That Respects Life.”

 

The White House now has a “Reality Check” section on its website that seeks to debunk what it says are myths about the health care bills. Videos on the following subjects are available: rationing, euthanasia, veterans’ care, small business, Medicare and private insurance plans. Noticeably absent is any attempt to say that abortion is not included in these bills. There’s a reason for that—every time an amendment has been introduced to formally exclude abortion, it has been defeated.

Abortion For Men

 
By Father Frank Pavone, National Director, Priest For Life

One of the slogans used by extremists in the pro-abortion movement is, "If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament. "

 

The slogan, besides being simply ignorant, is an insult to the church and to the integrity of pro-life people. Less crude expressions of the same sentiment take shape in arguments like, "The prohibition of abortion discriminates against women," and "Pro-life people are intent on depriving women of their rights." In feet, pro-abortion forces took this argument all the way to the Supreme Court, but lost in their attempt to claim that women as a class were discriminated against by pro-life efforts.

The feet is that we oppose abortion both for women and for men. The feet that men do not get pregnant does not stop them from choosing abortion. Indeed, anyone who has worked directly to stop abortions has seen many instances in which the "choice" in question was being made by the man, not by the woman. In the thousands of case testimonies I have in my office, time after time I read these or similar words: "My boyfriend wanted me to have the abortion; I was unsure," or "The baby’s fe-ther said that unless I aborted the child, he would leave."

Of course. Abortion is not about women’s rights. It is often about men wanting the right to be able to continue to have sexual relations without the "intrusive burden" of the child that can come about.

MORALLY speaking, the sin of abortion is committed when it is chosen, knowingly and willingly. Many factors mitigate the guilt, but the point here is that the choosing of abortion does not require that one be pregnant. Men choose abortion; men perform abortions. Men are therefore often guilty of the sin of abortion.

Being pro-life is in no way to single out women for blame. Being pro-life is about helping men and women alike to have the courage to do what is right, namely, to conceive children only within the bounds of valid marriage, and to protect all children who have been conceived under any circumstances.

Ministry to men is increasingly important, and Christians are responding more and more. We see movements lite Promise Keepers, St. Joseph’s Covenant Keepers, and the Catholic Men’s Fellowship striving to meet the pastoral needs of men in our day. We also see the post-abortion movement increasingly extending its resources of counseling and healing to men who have become entrapped in the lie that abortion is a solution to their problems.

It was the promoters of abortion who, from the beginning, framed abortion as simply a "woman’s issue." No, abortion involves everyone. Once, at a Life Chain, I was asked by a passerby what right I had, as a man, to say anything about abortion. "I’m a human being," I replied, "and when my fellow human beings are being killed, I have a right to stand up and say no. "No," that is, whether it is addressed to a woman or to a man.