An estimated 19 children were killed inside of Rockford’s abortion mill; Thank God-Two Saves. Read on; Rockford Police get involved; Prayer For Such A Time As This; Testimony of a woman who had an abortion entitled; First-Ever Abortion Ban Based on Fetal Pain Passes in Nebraska; Expose’ Video Shows Planned Parenthood Pressuring Young Woman to Get Abortion Soon; Governors Issue Proclamations Highlighting Trauma of Abortion; Doctor Who Killed “Wrong” Unborn Twin Has License Revoked; Excellent report from RLI this week. Be sure to read it all…..
On Friday April 9, an estimated 11 children died inside the Northern Illinois Women’s Center. One young mother who wanted help and stopped to talk with two pro-life sidewalk counselors did not stand much of a chance this morning. As the sidewalk counselors were speaking with her, a police officer got on the loud speaker of his squad car and yelled at her to get moving into the clinic. The next moment the clinic security guard got on his loud amplified sound system and yelled at the scared young mother also.
She wanted help but didn’t know how to react when the Rockford police department working in union with the Rockford abortion mill threatened her because she chose to speak with a sidewalk counselor.
This sad spectacle of the police and the abortion mill hitting this young mother from in front and from behind with loud speakers was exacerbated when shortly after this incident occurred, the two police officers walked straight into the abortion clinic. We don’t know why they went inside.
John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, "I am the voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’"
The ability for a sidewalk counselor to speak with a mother who stops for help was for all practical purposes shut down this morning because of the loud speakers of the police and the clinic working together.
Thankfully one pro-life man would not let his offers of help be silenced. He arrived at the mill today with a pair of stilts on which he can walk up and down the sidewalk. These stilts raise him high enough to see over the fence around the mill parking lot so his voice cannot be drowned out by the loudspeakers coming from the mill or the squad car.
Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live." John 5:25
Thank God-Two Saves. Read on.
And one mother did hear the voice of Christ through the voice of a pro-life Christian. A voice that called out in truth and love. A voice that offered a real alternative to abortion. A voice that so many are trying to silence using anything from a bubble zone to loud speakers surrounding a scared, young mother. Yet this mother heard the offers of help, the truth that abortion kills a child, and she left the abortion mill with the child in her womb alive and well.
On Wednesday April 14, an estimated 8 children were killed inside of Rockford’s abortion mill.
One young father who was trying to talk his girl friend out of an abortion stopped to speak with sidewalk counselors because he said the clinic staff wouldn’t even let him inside the mill with the mother of his child because he was against the abortion.
A well dressed couple who spoke with sidewalk counselors said they were just at the mill "to talk" with the abortionist and made other excuses because they were clearly embarrassed to be at this facility for an abortion. When they looked at the condition of the rundown building and the hate filled signs in the windows they seemed very disturbed and were to ashamed to admit what they were there for.
The mill itself had a few new vulgar signs in it’s windows that aren’t worth mentioning except that they seem to be defending how profitable and well run the baby killing business is in Rockford. The reason this is of interest is because of the power of prayer the numbers of murdered children in this clinic continues to be less than a third of what it was just a few years ago. These signs seem to be a vulgar, desperate attempt of the clinic to convince themselves that there business isn’t dying.
Jesus said, "I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." (John 10:10)
This morning on the sidewalk we had a minister and priest in prayer and many people from different Churches around Rockford. The result of the grace of Jesus Christ brought to this place of death by the prayer of these and other people again resulted in a life saved.
A mother entered the mill parking lot and the distress was clearly seen on her face as she looked at the killing center. Mom went inside for a brief moment then came out in tears and left this place of death for good and did not return.
The power of prayer, offers of love and support to mothers, and a strong pro-life public witness is driving the numbers of abortions down and saving many lives in the city of Rockford.
Rockford Pro-Life Initiative
The mission of Rockford Pro-Life Initiative is to eliminate abortion in the Rockford area through Prayer, Fasting, Education, and Personal Sacrifice.
Prayer For Such A Time As This
Thursday May 6th, 2010, 59th Annual Observance
Coronado Theater 7:00pm, Prayer Walk @ 5:30pm
Rockford praying with one heart & one voice
Testimony of a woman who had an abortion entitled:
A Letter From Friend
We at the Rockford Pro-Life Initiative received this email from a wonderful woman who has been wounded by the culture of death in Rockford.
She has prayed many times outside of the Northern Illinois Women’s Center in Rockford for an end to abortion. She is also on the life long journey, as we all are, to grow in faith and the beautiful forgiveness, grace, and love of Jesus Christ.
Hello dear friends!
I just wanted to say thank you for your prayers for the young people today and for myself. As soon as you all started praying for me yesterday, after I sent out my plea for help, my thoughts started coming together! Seriously….the power of prayer is so amazing! I FELT it! You are awesome prayer warriors! And the talk went very well.
Fr. Black shared something I had never heard before and never thought about from this perspective before and it blew me away. He was talking about how people mark the place where people die, like in accidents, with crosses and things and how they can visit that place where death occurred but also that they can leave it too. He said in abortion, the womb is where death has occurred, where the baby has died, but a woman can never "leave" that place, she can never escape that place, how it is always with her. And from this comes a hatred for the body, a desire to punish the body. I always understood the idea of punishing the body….drug and alcohol abuse, promiscuity….and Father mentioned body piercing and cutting today….but I had never thought about the idea of the womb being the place where death happened and how we can never leave that place, escape that place. Father talked about the emotional problems associated with this reality for women. Wow. So….again, God amazes me! I’m not so sure today had anything to do with anything I said to those young people! I think God wanted me to hear Father’s words! Crazy! It certainly opened my eyes and gave me much more insight for future bible studies and work with post abortive women. Wow. I’m still pondering the magnitude of that insight from Father.
So…thank you again friends! I love you all and am praying for all of your intentions!
If you have any interest in what’s going on with abortion in Rockford, the following article is a powerful, “must-read”. Please follow the link.
Description of an abortion performed by Rockford abortionist
First-Ever Abortion Ban Based on Fetal Pain Passes in Nebraska
By Peter J. Smith
OMAHA, Nebraska, April 13, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Nebraska legislature has given final approval to a new law banning abortion after 20 weeks gestation on the basis that an unborn child feels pain at that age.
The new law is the first of its kind in the United States and pro-life advocates believe it could pose a direct and historic challenge to the 1973 Roe v. Wade case, which deprived the states the power to regulate or restrict abortion.
The “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (LB 1103), authored by Speaker Mike Flood, passed Tuesday on the third and final reading of the bill by an overwhelming pro-life majority of 44 in favor and 5 against.
Gov. Dave Heineman is expected to sign LB 1103 into law.
The law’s passage is especially historic, because it portends a fresh new challenge and look at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton cases, which led to the virtual legalization of abortion on demand. The Nebraska law applies a different standard – that of the unborn child’s ability to feel pain – for restricting abortion, while the high court used the standard of what they then considered to be point of fetal viability.
"The Nebraska Legislature took a bold step today which should ratchet up the abortion debate across America," said Julie Schmit-Albin, Executive Director of Nebraska Right to Life in a statement today.
"LB 1103 creates a case of first impression for the courts to acknowledge the capability to feel pain as a compelling state interest to protect those unborn babies from an excruciatingly painful death.”
The legislation, which now awaits the governor’s signature, bans abortions after 20 weeks of post-fertilization age with two exceptions: first, when the pregnancy puts the mother in danger of death or “substantial and irreversible” physical harm to a major bodily function. The second exception was added in an amendment and allows an abortionist to perform late abortions for the sake of increasing the probability of a live birth, or to preserve an unborn child’s life and health after a live birth.
Although the topic of fetal pain is still under much discussion (and controversy, owing to its implications to the abortion debate) a growing consensus of medical knowledge has pointed to the fact that unborn infants experience pain by 20 weeks and possibly earlier. The pain may even be more acute than for older humans, as some research indicates their immature nervous systems have not developed coping mechanisms that help the body better endure pain.
The law notes that unborn children have been observed to “seek to evade certain stimuli” in a manner that “would be interpreted as a response to pain.” Additionally, the bill says unborn children exhibit “hormonal stress responses to painful stimuli” that were reduced with the application of pain medication.
Abortionists who break the law would face a Class IV felony charge, which carries a penalty of a five year maximum prison sentence, $10,000 fine, or both.
The bill would allow women and even the fathers of aborted unborn children to sue and seek damages from abortionists who violate the law.
The law, if passed and signed into law, would become operative on October 15, 2010. Developing …
Expose’ Video Shows Planned Parenthood Pressuring Young Woman to Get Abortion Soon
Milwaukee, WI (LifeNews.com) — A new undercover video taken of staff at a Planned Parenthood abortion business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin shows them pressuring a woman to have an abortion. The video also has staff members giving medically inaccurate abortion counseling and distorting basic facts of fetal development at the taxpayer-funded abortion center.
The video, the third to document problems at Planned Parenthood abortion centers in Wisconsin and one of several showing problems nationwide, was released today by Live Action.
It shows a young woman going to the abortion facility pretending to be a pregnant potential abortion customer.During the September 2009 counseling session with Planned Parenthood staff, the woman is pressured to get an abortion.
Staffers emphasize the difficulties of adoption and urge her to obtain an abortion as quickly as possible, saying images of babies killed in abortions are fabricated and saying an unborn child at 6 to 8 weeks has no "identifiable parts" and is just "fetal matter."
"You know, there’s midnight feedings, diapers, money," the staffer says,emphasizing the "problems" of keeping the baby. "I mean, the state can help you with insurance, but after that, babies do cost a lot and right now the economy’s pretty bad."
Telling the young woman that having a baby is expensive, the staffer adds, "Yeah so I mean if you don’t feel financially stable or you don’t feel ready to have a baby, then I would go with an abortion."
In the video, a Planned Parenthood employee tells a woman who is reportedly 6-8 weeks pregnant that her unborn child has "no arms, no legs, no heart no head, no brain" despite medical and scientific facts of fetal development.
"There’s not a baby at this point," the Planned Parenthood official tells the young woman considering abortion. "You wouldn’t be able to identify any parts of the fetus whatsoever. But at this point there’s nothing developed at all. There’s no leg’s no arms, no head, no brain, no heart. At this point it’s just the embryo itself." Full story at LifeNews.com
Governors Issue Proclamations Highlighting Trauma of Abortion
By Peter J. Smith
UNITED STATES, April 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. governors of Texas and Minnesota have both issued official proclamations that put the spotlight on the traumatic effects of abortion on individuals and families and the healing that is available, by declaring April “Abortion Recovery Awareness Month” – drawing praise from pro-life groups and ire from abortion advocates.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota noted in their declarations that abortion recovery services are fostering “a culture of life and hope” and playing a critical role in helping women, fathers, and their families cope with the after-effects of an abortion.
Abortion groups in Minnesota, however, told the Minnesota Independent that the governor’s declaration is nothing more than “pure” politics.” Linnea House of NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota told the Independent that she hoped the declaration was “an April Fool’s joke” and said the proclamation was “nothing more than Gov. Pawlenty pandering to the anti-choice organizations in the state.”
Brian McClung, spokesman for Gov. Pawlenty, rejected the assertion, pointing out the governor’s strong consistent pro-life record, and his previous declaration of April as “Abortion Recovery Awareness Month” in 2009.
“Recovery programs can help individuals heal by providing counseling, support groups, encouragement, and education,” McClung told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) in an e-mail interview. “While critics may say this is just ‘politics,’ women who have been helped by these programs would strongly disagree.”
McClung explained to LSN that the Minnesota chapter of Silent No More, an organization dedicated to giving a voice to women struggling with the pain from having an abortion, had requested the proclamations.
Texas Gov. Perry stated in his declaration that April is “a time to highlight and reflect on the traumatic effects of abortion,” a tragedy that encompasses not only the loss of the child’s life but also the “physical and psychological trauma” to the mother, and “often leads to lasting emotional and mental health problems for the mother, father and other involved family members.”
“At this time, I urge all Texans to learn about the lasting ramifications of abortion and the support and counseling options available after an abortion. Together, we can make a difference,” said Perry.
Both governors emphasized that abortion recovery programs serve to help individuals find healing after an abortion through individual counseling, support groups, mutual encouragement, and education.
“Abortion Recovery Month encourages and promotes healing opportunities and raises awareness of the aftermath of abortion experienced by individuals and families,” stated Minnesota’s Pawlenty.
Doctor Who Killed “Wrong” Unborn Twin Has License Revoked
By James Tillman
TAMPA, Florida, April 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — The Florida Board of Medicine has revoked the medical license of a Sarasota doctor who killed the “wrong” unborn baby in a "selective reduction" procedure.
Selective reduction is a procedure in which a doctor kills one or more of multiple unborn children by injecting a feticide into the fetus slated to be aborted. Its use has increased because of modern fertility treatments, which often result in women carrying multiple babies.
In 2006, Dr. Matthew Kuchinas attempted to kill one of two twins because it had Down syndrome and a possible heart defect, despite the fact that he had never performed the selective reduction procedure before. He found out a week after performing the procedure that he aborted the wrong fetus; the other child was killed shortly thereafter.
According to Health News Florida, he defended himself by stating that his patient knew he had never done the technique before and that he hated to tell patients "no." Kachinas has also said that there must have been a problem with the ultrasound machine he was using to target one of the fetuses.
Such testimony was found unpersuasive, and the Florida Board of Medicine revoked Kachinas’ license last weekend. He has now been involuntarily hospitalized after telling a reporter that he intended to kill himself.
Kachinas had also been charged with two, less-serious offenses. In 2002 he attempted to smuggle the anesthesia drug Propofol with him when going to his job in Tampa by taping vials to his legs beneath his pants. He said that the clinic did not keep it in stock and he preferred that drug to others.
In 2004 he allegedly falsified records by claiming that an aborted fetus had died naturally.
Dr. Kachinas had also previously been accused of headbutting pro-life protestor Linda McGlade after she attempted to speak to him peacefully.