Facts about the so called "bubble zone"

The truth revealed about the proposed Rockford death zone.

 Here are the facts about the bubble zone.

 1. We have asked the Rockford Police Department and the Rockford City Attorneys office if they have any information, covering the last decade, of any mothers entering the abortion facility complaining to them that they have been harassed or prevented from entering the abortion facility by a pro-life sidewalk counselor.  They have not been able to give us any instances of even a complaint let alone an investigation by the police or any charges because someone felt threatened by a sidewalk counselor.

 
This bubble zone would take away the free speech rights of Rockford citizens who have done nothing wrong.  These compassionate sidewalk counselors stand in all kinds of weather, take incredible abuse from the abortion facility to offer help to mothers in need.  These sidewalk counselors save human lives.
 
2. One of the supposed intentions of this bubble zone is to provide safety for people near the Rockford abortion mill driveway.  The laws are already in place that protect people at this driveway or on public sidewalks.  In the last decade no pro-lifer has been charged with any kind of violation at this clinic driveway. One incident happened in the last year where a homeless man was allegedly hit by an abortion clinic worker as she entered the mill.  The city attorneys office looked at this case and said nothing happened.  Case closed.
 
No mothers have ever been stopped from entering the abortion mill by pro-lifers at this driveway. The clinic has at least four video cameras trained on the driveway.  If anyone attempted to stop someone from entering the driveway the tape would be turned over to the police and that person would be arrested.  In over the decade that I have prayed at the clinic, I have never heard of or seen a pro-lifer ever being charged with blocking the driveway.  Not one. 
 
3.  It was claimed by alderman Eleya at the city council committee meeting that the police department has received 128 calls for service and 64 complaints filed at the clinic address.  What she didn’t report was most of these calls and complaints have come from pro-lifers dealing with harassment and even physical threats from the clinic owner and their supporters. 
 
Many of the other calls, on a weekly basis, have come from an abortion supporter who has been caught on video  http://www.prolifecorner.com/taxonomy/term/6
 calling African Americans and pro-lifers some of the most vicious names in the book.  On this video he speaks of how the smell of burning baby bodies coming from the clinic causes him sexual arousal.  This man has filed dozens of complaints because he doesn’t like Christians or pro-lifers!  Yet city officials have allowed this man to continue his hostility towards peacefully assembled citizens and his hate speech to go unchecked.
 
Does the city of Rockford really want to pass an unneeded bubble zone just to keep this man happy?
 
4. Alderman Elyea also claimed at the meeting that a bubble zone might cut down on noise in the neighborhood.  If sidewalk counselors are forced by law to stand at a distance from cars entering the parking lot they will have to raise their voices even more to offer help to mothers in need. 
 
A bubble zone will only increase the noise and problems at the killing center.
 
The abortion facility uses an amplified sound system to intimidate pro-lifers with vulgar language and blaring music.  This is the source of the loudest noise in the neighborhood.  The bubble zone would have no effect on this.  The city has allowed this to go on for over twenty years!
 
5. This bubble zone, if passed, would result in years of costly lawsuits in federal court because our team of lawyers from the Thomas More Society believe it is a clear violation of our civil rights and the constitution.
 
It will also result in years and years of the city of Rockford prosecuting many of the Christian grandmothers, grandfathers, fathers, and mothers who sidewalk counsel at this clinic.  Does the city really want to tie up the court system putting tax paying Rockford residents in jail for offering help to mothers and children in need?
 
6. Alderman Ann Thompson was quoted in the Rockford Register Star saying that the number of calls to the police department at this clinic is alarming.  
A bubble zone would in no way, shape or form solve these problems.  It will only make them worse.
 
Most of the calls to the police have been because we are dealing with a clinic that has an attitude toward the people of Rockford reflected by the rubber chickens in it’s windows that offend many African Americans, the posted personal medical history of Rockford residents in it’s windows,  signs saying people with the HIV virus will "rot", a sign that threatened the life of a local woman, and countless pictures mocking God and Christians.  Click here  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6TM_RhTnCQ&feature=player_embedded   for some examples.
 
In the end we are dealing with a clinic that put up a sign celebrating the deaths of the 50,000 boys and girls who have died inside of it’s walls as it’s victory over Jesus Christ.  A bubble zone will only mean misery for countless mothers who will not receive the offers of love and support they have a right to – and it will add untold numbers to the already staggering body count of the Rockford abortion mill.
 
Because pro-life sidewalk counselors have been successful in saving the lives of many babies, the abortion mill has lost many thousands of dollars.  At a cost of $600 to $900 per abortion, and with an average of two babies saved per week, having counselors available to help women truly make a choice is costing the abortion mill big money.
 
Let’s do the abortion math.
With a conservative estimate of two babies being saved at the Rockford killing center per week and an average cost of an abortion at a mean average of $750.00 that means the abortion mill has lost $78,000.00 per year.  Now, dear reader, you can understand why this immoral bubble law is being shoved down our throats. 
 
Wait, there’s more!  That’s 104 babies who have been saved to fulfill God’s plan for them.  That’s 104 mothers who, instead of crying at night knowing that they were the instrument of death for their babies, will rejoice that they brought their babies into the world alive.  In addition to the mothers who will be rejoicing in their decision to keep their baby and not abort him/her, there will be endless numbers of fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins, friends, etc. who will rejoice also because a baby was allowed to live and be part of their lives.
 
There’s even more benefit to saving a baby’s life; that is a tremendous financial burden will be lifted from the health care system later on.  Because a woman who did not abort her baby will not have the highly increased risk of breast cancer that abortion has proved to be.  She will not be experiencing post abortion syndrome and be suicidal because she aborted her baby.  She will avoid the documented dangers to herself that result from abortion; that is possible sterility, perforated uterus, infections, drug use, alcohol abuse and depression.  There are many good reasons to bring a baby to full term and exercise true choice.  That is to raise the baby herself or put the baby up for adoption in a loving home.
 
Pro-choice is a lie.  The clinic should be praising the sidewalk counselors for doing the job that they should be doing, that is, offering help, hope and giving all the choices to the women in a crisis pregnancy.  Instead, they offer only insults and attacks to the counselors and the only choice they are giving the mother is to come in with a live baby and to leave a dead one behind.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Fight continues over bubble killing zone

Rockford Pro-Lifers Fight ‘Bubble Zone’ Law Protecting Notorious Abortion Facility

By Kathleen Gilbert
ROCKFORD, Illinois, January 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Illinois pro-life advocates are fighting a proposed bubble-zone law to keep sidewalk counselors away from customers of Rockford’s notoriously bizarre Northern Illinois Women’s Center. 

Opponents call it a deeply hypocritical measure, set to destroy the free speech rights of pro-life counselors and crafted by the same individuals who have refused to curtail the racist, anti-Christian, and hate-themed displays that are a regular fixture in the windows of the city’s abortion mill.
 
The ordinance, drafted by City Attorney Jennifer Cacciapaglia and proposed by Alderman Karen Elyea, would forbid individuals within 100 feet of the abortion mill from approaching within 8 feet of women entering the facility. The measure is expected to come up for consideration at a hearing Monday.
 
Supporters claim the ordinance is necessary to stem the complaints frequently made to police over noise levels and disorderly conduct.  “It’s a dangerous situation there at that driveway,” said Ms. Elyea.
 
Pro-lifers point out, however, that it is not they, but the abortion mill’s employees and associates, who are the regular source of abuse – which often takes bizarre and extreme forms, as extensively documented by LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) and local pro-lifers.  Signs in the windows direct personal taunts towards pro-lifers standing outside, while other displays include rubber chickens hanging by nooses, a cross, complete with a "crucified" rubber chicken, a nun in a coffin, and other displays blaspheming Christianity.  Pro-lifers also have video documentation of assaults and verbal abuse by individuals associated with the abortion clinic. 
 
Rockford pro-life veteran Kevin Rilott said the reason for the ordinance is "plain and simple."   "Because of the help being offered by pro-lifers to mothers entering this clinic, a lot of children have been saved, and it’s costing them $600.00 every time a mother chooses life," Rilott told LSN.  "And they want to put a stop to that."  
 
Pro-life advocates pointed out another troubling aspect of the measure: the proposed map shows a 100-foot bubble zone centered around an entrance that is not used by women entering the clinic. The actual entrance, they said, is about 50 feet farther back: therefore, the bubble zone is artificially projected out into the street instead of set back within clinic property. 
 
Rilott says Alderman Elyea has a history of abusing her authority to fight the pro-life presence at the abortion mill.  According to Rilott’s account on the Rockford ProLife website, Elyea appeared at the clinic last month and convinced police to force a lone pro-life witness holding a sign outside the abortion mill to leave.  He says police later admitted that the individual was within his rights to witness outside the mill.
 
Rilott also reports that, when local man Dan McCarty sought Elyea out to complain over the mill’s obscene signage, he was told to "get f****d."  When another pro-life individual expressed concern, the alderman allegedly replied: "I don’t talk to terrorists."
 
Attorney Tom Brejcha with the pro-life Thomas More Society confirmed to LSN Wednesday that they would be challenging the ordinance in court, should it be enacted.  "We’ll be pressing the matter," said Brejcha, who called the displays in the Rockford abortuary "horrible."
Thomas More lawyers are fighting a similar bubble zone ordinance that was enacted in Chicago in October. 
 
"If these people are truly ‘pro-choice’ then they should want us to be at the abortion facility," said Abby Figgi, another member of the Rockford pro-life crowd.
 
"Many women choose abortion because they feel they have no choice, because they feel pressured to have one or they feel they do not have the resources to take care of a baby," she continued.  "Many women go weeping into the facility because they do not want to end the life of their child.  We are there to offer them the help and resources they need. 
 
"We are there to offer them one last real ‘choice’.  No one should want to take that away from them."

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City Wants to Take Free Speech Rights Away

A Look at Who the City Wants to Take Free Speech Rights From

And a look at whom it will effect most

 
These are a few of the sidewalk counselors who stand in freezing weather, rain storms, and the heat of summer to offer help to mothers in need.
We have two grandmothers, a grandfather, a mother hoping to adopt another child, and a Priest. 
 
Over the years because of the efforts of loving people like these, hundreds of mothers have chosen life. 
 
The young lady pictured below is just one mother of many who spoke with the Rockford sidewalk counselors and chose life.  If the sidewalk counselors were not there this beautiful child would be dead today.
 
 
A Killing Bubble Zone
 
These are the men and women who, year in and year out, brave the cold and heat to be a testimony of Christ’s love towards the women contemplating an abortion. Look into their faces and see their love.
Sadly, some, not all, of our city officials have decided to declare war on these peaceful, prayerful sidewalk counselors. How? By branding them with the name of terrorists. Now some, but not all, of our city officials are trying to implement a killing zone.
 
The ironic thing is that it is the pro-life community who, for the past several years, who have repeatedly been the victims of verbal and physical attacks. We pro-lifers have the paper trail showing the unwillingness on the part of some city officials to enforce existing law in order to protect the pro-life community. Enforcement of the laws already on the books would protect every citizen, no matter whose side they’re on. To implement a bubble death zone, besides being an immoral law, would more than likely be declared illegal as well.
 
It would be a folly on the part of the city to create a law that will create more problems at the mill; for example, the pro-life community would challenge that law in court thus tying up an already financially strapped city.
We are looking for voices of reason to intervene. As stated before, if laws already on the books were equally enforced on the pro-abortion and pro-life community the majority of problems at the mill would go away.
 
 No matter whose side you’re on or if you are undecided, it is your duty as a citizen to get informed and contact the mayor, city council, and city attorneys and respectfully ask them to enforce the existing laws on all parties. This would save the city an unwanted, expensive, and time consuming fight and also will maintain the constitutional rights of citizens to free speech and assembly.
 
If you would like to address any questions or concerns to a representative of the Rockford pro-life community, send it to Kevin at: everylifematters@comcast.net
 
 

Rockford Pro-Life Initiative

 

An estimated 24 children died inside of Rockford’s abortion mill this past week;    One mother chose life ;      Very Important Information Concerning The Proposed Rockford Death Zone;   Mother of Four Dies after Abortionist Severs Artery During Abortion;    40 Days for Life Lines up 156 Cities for Next Campaign;     Researcher: Abortion is $38.5 Trillion Drag on the Economy;     Group Wants Probe of National Cancer Institute Abortion-Breast Cancer Cover-up;     March for Life Sees Pro-Life Americans Flood Nation’s Capital to Oppose Abortion; Analysis Shows 52 Million Abortions Since Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade Decision…..

 
On Friday January 22, an estimated 15 children died this morning at Rockford‘s abortion mill.  Christians from throughout Rockford gathered for a day of prayer and penance at the Northern Illinois Woman’s Center on the anniversary of the Roe V Wade decision that legalized the killing of children in the womb.  At 7:00am the abortion mill security guard was outside boasting that "for 37 years you’ve done nothing."  Every pro-lifer knows that we can do nothing on our own but with Christ, "all things are possible."
 
This morning at the "foot of the Cross" in Rockford well over 100 pro-life Christians showed up to pray in three shifts.  The first at 7:30am, then 8:30am, and finally 9:30am.  While these groups were praying sidewalk counselors were at the mill driveway offering help to mothers in need.
Yet, 15 children still died. We must always remember what our Lord said to St. Paul, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." We are weak in the face of the vicious and murderous assault that takes place on the lives of children in the womb at the Rockford abortion mill.  But when we realize our personal weakness and turn to Jesus Christ the mustard seed of our prayer, as Jesus promised, "though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of trees."
 
At about 9:30am the mustard seeds prayer of every pro-life Christian in Rockford bore fruit.  A car that pulled into the killing center parking lot parked in such a way that the young woman and man inside were looking at the many people in prayer.  Sidewalk counselors shared with the young couple the truth about the child inside of the mother and the help available for them.  Without ever getting out of there car mother, father, and child left the place where so many children have died in Rockford. This young family that had a scheduled appointment for one of it’s members to be killed now because of the power of Jesus Christ were all alive and happy.
 
On this day in Rockford when we remembered the supreme court decision that has resulted in the deaths of 50,000 children in our city we had another example of the how when God’s people humble themselves in prayer children’s lives are saved and because of the grace of God the deaths of so many children are swallowed up in victory of Jesus Christ.
 
On Wednesday January 27, An estimated 9 children died inside of Rockford‘s abortion mill.  Through the grace of God and the presence of sidewalk counselors two mothers chose life this morning.  After listening to a couple of sidewalk counslers a young mother was visibly happy and relievied she decided not to go through with the abortion.  She as all mothers who speak with the sidewalk counselors, was offered a baby shower and any other help she may need.
 
With a rabid pro-abortion alderman and the Rockford city attorneys office doing all in their power to shut down any offers of help to mothers in need the two children saved from death this morning cleary show the importance of defeating the preposed death zone.
 
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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Very Important Information Concerning The Perposed Rockford Bubble (death) Zone
 
Please go to http://www.rockfordprolife.com/ and read  An Unneeded Bubble Zone Ordinance  to see just a few of the reasons this death zone is a bad idea for Rockford.
 
An open letter from one of Rockford‘s most respected Doctors concerning the bubble zone http://www.prolifecorner.com/node/190
 
Exposing the deceptions and lies of the Rockford bubble (death) zone.   http://www.prolifecorner.com/node/191
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Mother of Four Dies after Abortionist Severs Artery During Abortion
NEW YORK, NY, January 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alexandra Nunez, a 37-year old single mother of four, died after a botched abortion Monday at the A-1 Women’s Center in New York City.
Police, who are continuing to investigate the death, said that the abortionist severed an artery during Nunez’s abortion, leading to massive bleeding and eventually cardiac arrest. Nunez was rushed to a nearby hospital where she died.
 
A-1 Women’s Center, located in a run-down building in a predominately Hispanic neighborhood of JacksonHeights, was only recently licensed in July of last year to do surgical procedures that required anesthesia. It is operated by abortionist Salomon Epstein, who has a long history of being protested by pro-life groups.
 
According to the NY Daily News an unidentified clinic worker told reporters that everything had “gone well” at the abortion clinic, which also doubles as a plastic surgery center. “Nothing happened here,” she said.
 
“Nothing happened there – except fatal injuries during a botched abortion which cost a woman her life,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman in response.
 
“It is so typical of abortion clinics to hide the truth, but this time, the truth is out,” he continued. “The clinic is under investigation, and we will be forwarding information about this tragedy to the New York State Medical Board and demand disciplinary action against the abortionist.”
Operation Rescue recently launched the Abortion Whistleblowers campaign, offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an abortionist who is breaking the law.
 
“We urge anyone working at A-1 Women’s Center to come forward and tell what they know in the interest of protecting other women from suffering Ms. Nunez’s fate,” said Newman. 
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40 Days for Life Lines up 156 Cities for Next Campaign
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 156 cities from coast to coast in the U.S. – plus four Canadian provinces and three Australian states – have stepped up to host 40 Days for Life campaigns during the next international campaign – which begins February 17 and runs through March 28.
 
 “While many see a time of darkness this week as the United States marks the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that imposed abortion on America, and as the U.S. Congress deliberates legislation that could lead to dramatic increases in taxpayer funding for abortion, I see a time of great hope,” said David Bereit, national director of 40 Days for Life.
 
“The fact is that even as proponents try to encourage more abortions – and as they try to encourage government funding of abortions – more women are realizing the truth about abortion and rejecting it as an option, and more people are simply saying ‘Enough!’ and taking a stand against these efforts to promote a culture of death.”
 
40 Days for Life consists of 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, 40 days of constant, peaceful vigil outside abortion centers and Planned Parenthood offices and 40 days of active pro-life community outreach. The list of participating communities is posted online here.  
 
The 40 Days for Life movement continues to grow. Thus far, five coordinated national 40 Days for Life campaigns have been conducted, twice each year, beginning in the fall of 2007. More than 300,000 people in some 280 cities have already taken part. Five abortion centers have closed following 40 Days for Life prayer vigils. Some 27 abortion industry employees have quit their jobs, including Abby Johnson, who left her position as director of a Planned Parenthood abortion center in
Texas last October.
 
“And most incredibly,” Bereit said, “we are aware of 2,168 children – and their mothers – who were spared from the tragedy of abortion. And those are just the ones we know about. ”
 
The campaign dates of February 17 through March 28 coincide with the Christian season of Lent. “The Lenten season presents a call to sacrifice,” said Bereit, “and that is central to 40 Days for Life. Standing in prayer outside an abortion facility is indeed a sacrifice – particularly in northern locations where cold temperatures and snowy conditions are often part of the weather landscape in February. But people know their efforts have a profound impact, and so they overlook the inconvenience and their personal discomfort to stand in peaceful witness.”
 
Bereit and 40 Days for Life are key participants in the Stop the Abortion Mandate coalition that is rallying support around the
United States for keeping taxpayer-funded abortion out of any Congressional healthcare measures. “Through the efforts of 40 Days for Life volunteers,” he said, “local campaigns will help to publicly reinforce the message – in 156 communities over the next couple of months – that abortion is not health care.”
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Researcher: Abortion is $38.5 Trillion Drag on the Economy
MT. FREEDOM, NJ, January 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In its latest estimate on the economic impact of abortion, the Movement for a Better America is reporting that the abortion toll is projected to climb to a new high of 52,333,000 as of January 22, 2010, the 37th anniversary of Roe V. Wade.
 
The group also estimated that the economic impact has risen to $38.5 trillion in lost U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) since 1970. 
“This year alone, the impact involved another $2.45 trillion, or roughly equal to half the GDP of Germany and France combined,” said the Movement in a press release. MBA President Dennis Howard, who has been researching the economic impact of abortion since 1992, said, “The number of lives lost to surgical abortion has reached 17% of the total U.S. population of 307,000,000.  So it’s not surprising that this year’s increase is equal to 17% of U.S. GDP.”
 
The estimates are based on average GDP per year since 1970 after abortion became legal in our largest states and the cumulative number of abortions. The estimates do not include babies lost to abortifacients and contraception because of the lack of public data. Said Howard: “However, the economic impact of these is similar to abortion. My guess is they would double the impact based on abortion alone.”
 
Howard has been warning since the mid-1990’s that the US faced a major financial crisis based on ongoing demographic trends.  In 1997, he wrote: “I see little hope that we can avoid an eventual crash on Wall Street that will make the 1930’s looking like cashing in your cards after a bad game of Monopoly.”
He even gave percentages as to when a crash would occur. He wrote then: “I’d give it a 50% chance of happening by the year 2000, an 80%
chance by the year 2010, and a 100% chance of happening by 2020.”
 
Howard cited the collapse of the former Soviet Union as an example of the impact of demographics on economies. “The main reason for their collapse was internal – 300 abortions for every 100 live births for decades … Right now, there are not enough younger women to reverse their population decline. They could lose another 40 million people by 2050.”
 
“Meanwhile,” he said, “the Muslim world is going in the other direction – with rates of natural increase 5 to 6 times higher than ours. They will own the second half of this Century unless we reverse course.”
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Analysis Shows 52 Million Abortions Since Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade Decision
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) – Read any commentary on the contentious abortion debate and you’ll likely find a wide variety of numbers attempting to estimate the number of abortions that have taken place since the Supreme Court’s infamous Roe v. Wade abortion decision since 1973. Now, a new analysis from the National Right to Life Committee based on hard data and estimates for the most recent years finds 52 million unborn children have been killed in abortion since the Roe decision.
 
Any analysis of abortion stats and figures starts with the understanding that the Centers for Disease Control has never tabulated accurate numbers of abortions. The CDC relies on figures from state health departments, some of which rely on voluntary reporting — and it hasn’t had data from some states such as California and New Hampshire for more than a decade.
 
In its survey of abortion numbers, NRLC goes to the source by relying on the Guttmacher Institute, the former research arm of Planned Parenthood, which receives numbers directly from abortion centers themselves. Digging into the numbers, the NRLC analysis shows abortion numbers rising in the 1970s and, in the 1980s, abortion eventually mainstreamed itself to the point that about 1.55 million abortions were done annually until the early 1990s. To calculate the overall number of abortions, NRLC includes the hard figures from 1973-2005, the estimates for the last few years and also includes the Guttmacher Institute’s admission that its own figures are likely about three percent lower than the actual totals because of potential errors in reporting. National Right to Life estimates that, as the nation marks the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, there have been 52,008,665 abortions using either surgical or the abortion drug (RU 486) method since Roe v. Wade.
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March for Life Sees Pro-Life Americans Flood Nation’s Capital to Oppose Abortion
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) – Americans of all ages and races flooded the nation’s capital today for the annual March for Life to express their opposition to the destruction of more than 52 million unborn children. They carried a plethora of signs ranging from "Defend Life" to "Abortion is Not Health Care" to "Stop Abortion Now."
Congressman Chris Smith has long been regarded as the nation’s top pro-life advocate on Capitol Hill and his speech was well-received. "For all of us, all human life is precious and sacred and in urgent need of protection. We welcome and deeply respect everyone including the weak, the vulnerable and the disenfranchised," he said. "We especially admire and honor the extraordinarily courageous post-abortive women who are silent no more. Their voice and witness show the path to reconciliation for all women who have been first deceived, then victimized by abortion," he added.
 
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the head of the Catholic bishops Committee on Pro-Life Activities introduced some of his fellow pro-life bishops.
"Unfortunately, in our culture we have grown into the chains that bind us and hold us fast in a grip of deadly attitudes about human life, about the human person, especially in the moments of his or her beautiful but fragile beginnings and in those vulnerable times of old age and illness," he said.
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Group Wants Probe of National Cancer Institute Abortion-Breast Cancer Coverup
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) – A women’s group is asking Congress and the Obama administration to investigate the expose’ showing how a top National Cancer Institute researcher recently admitted that abortion causes a 40% breast cancer increase risk but organizing a meeting to get the NCI to deny it. As LifeNews.com reported earlier this month, the main NCI activist who got the agency to deny the abortion-breast cancer link has co-authored a study admitting the abortion-breast cancer link is true, calling it a "known risk factor."The study, conducted by Jessica Dolle and NCI official Louise Brinton, appears in the April 2009 issue of the prestigious cancer epidemiology journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
 
The Dolle study, conducted with Janet Daling of the FredHutchinsonCancerResearchCenter in Seattle, cited as accurate Daling’s studies from 1994 and 1996 that showed between a 20 and 50 percent increased breast cancer risk for women having abortions compare to those who carried their pregnancies to term. Now, the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer informed LifeNews.com today it is sending a letter, signed by doctors and pro-life organizations to President Obama and the leaders of Congress calling for an investigation of the U.S. National Cancer Institute.
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This is a civil rights issue

 

City Attorney and Abortion Facility Try and Redefine Reality
At the city of Rockford Codes and Regulations committee meeting on Monday a deception was uncovered that has a tremendous bearing on a possible bubble zone and the city attorney’s office ability to enforce it.

 
 
City attorney Jennifer Caciapaglia presented the councilman with a map of the 100 foot purposed bubble zone with the center of the bubble zone being the abortion clinic entrance.  Any where within this bubble zone pro-lifers could not approach within 8 feet of a mother to offer help.  The map was based on misinformation. 
 
The city attorneys office marked as the abortion clinic entrance an old garage that is near the driveway where sidewalk counselors offer help to mothers.  The actual entrance, the entrance that has been used for the past 25 years, is about 50 feet farther back in the parking lot. 
 
As was shown on the map the 100 foot radius that would include the bubble zone in it barely made it into the street using the false map.  If a real map was used showing the actual entrance the 100 foot zone would all be on clinic property.  So in reality the 100 foot bubble zone is all on clinic property that pro-lifers do not set foot on anyway.
 
This is either extremely shoddy work on the part of the city of Rockford or a direct attempt to deceive.  Either way this is an outrageous error when the lives of children in the womb hang in the balance.
 
Below is a picture of the clinic entrance that has been used for over two decades.  You can see the professionally printed sign permanently attached to the brick wall that identifies the real entrance to killing center. 
 
Below is also a picture of the new paper sign that just went up this week identifying a door closer to the sidewalk as the clinic entrance. No person used this exit today. Every mother entering the clinic used the same entrance that has been used for 25 years.
 
These kinds of lies and deceptions will not stand.
 
 
EDITOR’S NOTE:
This is a civil rights issue.
The above arguments are good starting points and talking points, but the real issue here is that this is another of the many civil rights issues that need to be addressed. A bubble death zone will extend the killing field out into the public sidewalk and street. We know that’s a strong statement; allow us to clarify. The pro-life advocates in Rockford have many documented cases of lives being saved because they were there on the PUBLIC sidewalk exercising their right to free speech and freedom of assembly. To implement this law will be a direct attack against not only the pro-life advocates but a violation of the rights of the woman in a crisis pregnancy. On many occasions, because a pro-lifer was allowed to approach the mother or because the mother, father, or grandparent had turned to a sidewalk counselor to seek advice, they were truly able to exercise “choice”. On many occasions they chose life instead of abortion.
 
The attempt to implement a bubble of death zone is clearly a suppression of the rights of free speech of people on both sides of the issue.
 
If you think about it an implementation of this law is tantamount to illegal seizure of public property (sidewalk and street) in order to extend the influence of that filthy business into the public arena. If public property is going to be seized under this so-called “bubble law” it will make many citizens in Rockford, because of the use of public land, unwilling participants in the immoral act of killing the unborn. 
 
Very often we get the argument that opposition to abortion on demand is a religious issue and to many of us that is part of the argument but we have said from day one that abortion is a civil rights issue; all have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Constitution never excluded the unborn. If you go back to your basic government class you remember you have three branches of government; legislative, judicial, and executive. We’ll just speak of the judicial at this time; they are to rule on existing law, not create law. That duty belongs to the legislative branch. In 1973 the judicial branch CREATED a law, through Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton, that said a woman had a “right” to murder her baby at any time from conception until the moment of birth, i.e partial birth abortion; for the judiciary to CREATE law is not in their job description and in the eyes of many it was an illegal and immoral act on their part. 
 
Time does not allow us to put forth our full position on this argument. Please check back to this website often for updates pertaining to life issues, not only in Rockford but all across this once great country of ours.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A letter to Mayor Morrissey

 Below is a copy of a letter written to Mayor Morrissey regarding the so-called “bubble zone” (Rockford death zone) at the local abortion mill. 

 
Dear Mayor Morrissey,
 I am writing to express my grave concern that the City of Rockford is planning on establishing a "bubble zone" outside the Abortion Clinic in Rockford. 
 
Moreover it is my understanding that the Legal Department of the City is obtaining the help of the radical ACLU in drafting these new laws that would prevent sidewalk counselors from exercising their moral and constitutional right to help these vulnerable mothers.   
 
I have been a Pediatrician in this community for the last 33 years.  Much of my time is devoted to caring for high risk premature babies.  I have spent much of my time talking to grieving parents who have lost their precious babies because of medical conditions, both prenatal and postnatal.  I have seen parents grieve for their infants who have been born very early and must fight for their lives in order to go on living. And I also have a waiting list of prospective parents who cannot conceive and have their own little babies. When the abortion industry claims that there are "unwanted babies" I wish I could be contacted because I have many families who are prayerfully waiting for a child – a badly needed child who will receive their unconditional love and caring.
 
A conceived baby has been been given the gift of Life.  No one has the right to destroy these infants even when they are in the womb of the mother which should be their safest place of abode. 
 
Although it is legal in the USA to perform abortions from conception until a baby is at a gestational age of    9 months, (Roe vs Wade and Doe vs Bolton) it is morally wrong for anyone to help the abortionists in their desire to destroy more babies in their mothers womb. 
 
The wilful destruction of the Life of even one unborn baby cannot be justified.  Science has even shown  people who were unaware of it, that a baby is human from his/her very conception. A prenatal ultrasound especially the new 3-D pictures show the face of innocent babies, who have not committed a crime but must die at the hands of, and in the grasp of the forceps, of the abortionist. 
 
Here is an Ultrasound taken at 9 weeks gestation, of one of my patients, whose family has allowed me to use this baby picture to help people understand that this is indeed an infant.
 
It is my hope and prayer that the City Council of Rockford will take a stand against these attempts to continue unrestricted abortions on innocent babies without giving their mothers the choice to turn away from this culture of death.  In the case of the unborn baby, he/she will not get a choice.
 
Respectfully,
 
Errol C. Baptist, M.D., F.A.A.P.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bubble Death Zone In Rockford

Rockford City Attorneys Office Working With ACLU To Silence Offers Of Help To Mothers At Rockford’s Abortion Clinic

 

 Rockford, IL Jan 25,  – In a move that shocked many Rockford Christians it was reported today that the city of Rockford Legal Department has drafted a bubble zone ordinance that would prevent Christians from offering help to mothers in need at the infamous Rockford abortion facility.

 This ordinance is being pushed by a Rockford alderman with a history of antagonism toward Christians.  To learn more about the real motives behind this measure please visit http://www.rockfordprolife.com/

 The bubble zone being considered by the city council would prevent pro-lifers from approaching mothers considering an abortion.  With the numbers of abortions going down at the Rockford abortion clinic we knew the local abortion establishment would take steps to prevent the life saving help that is being offered to mothers.  What came as a shock was that the city of Rockford Legal Department in union with the ACLU would do the dirty work for them.  If this bubble zone law passes it will undoubtedly result in the deaths of countless children who’s mothers would have chosen life if they had the opportunity to speak with a sidewalk counselor.

 Two members of the Rockford Pro-Life Initiative sat in this evening on the Rockford City Council Codes and Regulation meeting at city hall Monday night.  A number of very disturbing things came out of this meeting.  The Alderman who supports silencing the pro-lifers told the committee that there have been 64 complaints to the police in the past two years about pro-lifers making noise and a bubble zone might help that.   What she neglected to tell the committee was the vast majority of these complaints came from the man in this video   http://www.prolifecorner.com/taxonomy/term/6  who goes on racist tirades against pro-lifers and the abortion mill landlord made the bulk of the rest of the complaints.  It’s an amazing thing that the city of Rockford is even considering this bubble zone based on the complaints of this man while turning a deaf ear to pro-lifers.

 The other extremely disturbing thing was city attorney Jennifer Caciapaglia presented the councilman with a map of the 100 foot purposed bubble zone with the center of the bubble zone being the abortion clinic entrance.  Any where within this bubble zone pro-lifers could not approach within 8 feet of a mother to offer help.  The map was based on misinformation. 

 The city attorneys office marked as the abortion clinic entrance an old garage that is near the driveway where sidewalk counselors offer help to mothers.  The actual entrance, the entrance that has been used for the past 25 years, is about 50 feet farther back in the parking lot. 

 As was shown on the map the 100 foot radius that would include the bubble zone in it barley made it into the street using the false map.  If a real map was used showing the actual entrance the 100 foot zone would all be on clinic property.  So in reality the 100 foot bubble zone is all on clinic property that pro-lifers do not set foot on anyway.

 This is either extremely shoddy work on the part of the city of Rockford or a direct attempt to deceive.  Either way this is an outrageous error when the lives of children in the womb hang in the balance.

 In a rather ironic twist the city of Rockford Legal Department that has remained so silent when Rockford’s abortion facility has placed nooses in it’s windows offending African Americans, posted Rockford residents personal medical history in it’s windows, had signs in it’s windows threatening the life of a local pro-lifer, and countless displays such as rubber chickens covering the body of Christ on a Crucifix won’t lift a finger to stop this hate speech.  Now it appears they are working with the the ACLU to silence offers of help to mothers and children in need.

 If you find this a disturbing breech of public trust please contact your alderman and Mayor Larry Morrissey and let them know you are against the bubble zone.  Contact information can be found at the http://www.rockfordprolife.com/   web-site. More information will follow shortly about the Rockford Christian communities response to this issue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The interpretation of the above sign “NIWC 50,000, JC 50” is: We at the Northern Illinois Women’s Center have killed 50,000 babies and your Jesus Christ could only save 50 babies.

To see more articles related to the bizarre and hate-filled occurrences against pro-lifers at the Rockford, Il abortion center, please follow the links below.  Also feel free to leave your comments pertaining to any of our articles.
 
Abortion industry covers up child predators
 
Abortion holocaust in Rockford
 
Pro-lifers reject vandalism
 
Resurgence of the demonic in Rockford
 
Other problems at the Rockford abortion mill
 
No concern for women who have abortion
 
Pro-lifers attacked by pro-death forces
 
Local paper refuses to be paid to tell the truth about abortion
 
One year later and still no justice served
 
Grandmother tries to save grandchild and is threatened with arrest
 
Video of mocking displays at Rockford abortion mill
 
Three babies saved in Rockford
 

 

Witness for life 2010 Freeport & Rockford

 

Witness for life 2010
It was a great turnout in Washington, DC on January 22, for the annual March for Life; over 300,000 people stood up for life. But what happened at a local level?

 
 
On two events that we know of, one in Rockford and one in Freeport, there was a strong pro-life presence. Stephenson County Right to Life held its annual prayer vigil at the courthouse.
 
 As usual, Christopher Clukey was the spokesman and introduced the guest speakers which included Saul Alexander, who gave the opening prayer and comments; Pastor Strong who spoke on what we can do to help end abortion; Kelly Bradley who spoke on the work of pregnancy centers; Father Canova who spoke on his experiences in sidewalk counseling and some of the problems and successes surrounding that activity; Pastor Hollis gave the closing prayer. Mr. Clukey concluded with comments of his own; then it was followed by recitation of the Holy Rosary led by Monsignor McDonnell and Father Recera.
 
Please check back and we will have an in depth article and pictures in the near future.
 
Below you will find a link to an article posted about the Rockford gathering that was held at the local abortion mill at 10th and Broadway in Rockford. The article is entitled “ A Day of Penance and Rally for Life”. Please follow the link below.
 
 

40 Days of Prayer & Fasting Rapidly Approaching

The Bible states that some sins can only be forgiven through prayer and fasting. Jesus gave everything including His life. What are you willing to give up this Lenten season? We humbly and respectfully suggest the following in having a meaningful Lenten season and a more Joyous Easter! Let’s think about this….

 
 
   Fast from TV & entertainment, Feast on prayer & silence
   Fast from alcohol and snacks, Feast on the Body of Christ
   Fast from Movies & Sports, Feast on quiet times with Jesus
   Fastfrom selfishness, Feast on sharing
   Fast from complaining, Feast on complimenting
   Fast from being prideful, Feast on being humble
   Fast from talking, Feast on listening
   Fast from gossiping, Feast on building someone up
   Fast from criticism, Feast on praising others
   Fast from treats and sweets, Feast on serving others
   Fast from being down, Feast on being positive
   Fast from being too busy, Feast on more time with God
   Fast from being lazy, Feast on getting involved
   Fast from being angry, Feast on forgiveness
   Fast from being in a hurry, Feast on being patient
   Fast from being anxious, Feast on being at peace
   Fast from being fearful, Feast on trusting God
   Fast from sin, Feast on repentance & reparation
   Fast from being yourself, Feast on being Christ-like
 

Fundraiser dinner Monroe Wi.

 

Pregnancy center of Green County, WI is having a fundraiser dinner. If you live in the Green County area and can attend, this will benefit the good work these folks do. Details below….

 
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
to Benefit the
 
Pregnancy Center of Green County
 
Monday – February 1, 2010
4:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Hope Community Center
2902 – 13th Street – Monroe, WI
 
Adults $6.00    4-12y/o $4.00     under 4 free
Take outs available
Vegetarian spaghetti sauce available
 
Tickets Available at the Door
 
Donations of desserts are needed and can be dropped off at the church after 2:00p.m. the day of the supper. To donate a dessert, please
Call: 325- 5051 or e-mail: pregnancycentered@tds.net
 
Care Net Pregnancy Center’s
2010 Spaghetti Supper Dates
Monday – February 1
Monday – April 5
Monday – June 7
Monday – October 4
Monday – December 6