Rockford Life Initiative Another baby saved

Another baby saved, thanks be to God!;     An estimated 22 children died inside Rockford’s abortion mill this past week;     Questions Of Life And Death In Rockford;     How the Power of Love and Prayer are Destroying the Evil of Abortion in Rockford;     Only through the Blood of the Lamb will we ever stop this plague of abortion;     Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselor Training;     CELEBRATE AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY AT ST. PETER …..

 
 
On Friday June 25, an estimated twelve children died inside Rockford’s abortion mill.   The strange sight of thousands of insects swarming on the sidewalk that leads to the main entrance of the Rockford killing center did not deter 12 mothers from ending the lives of their children inside the infamous abortion mill.
 
“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the Fruit of your womb! And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.”  Luke 1
 
Today was exactly six months to the day until Christmas.  We are reminded that our Lord Jesus Christ, while in His mother’s womb, was a cause of joy to John the Baptist who was still in his mother’s womb.  God was present in His mother’s womb.  John worships the coming Savior while still in his mother’s womb.  This beyond anything else clearly shows us the love God must have for every baby in the womb.
 
Yet, in Rockford we murder children in the womb inside a building with signs ridiculing God and mocking the babies they have killed.
 
Psalm 9:18

 

 

 
The swarming insects, blaring noise coming from the mill sound system, and other grotesque images in the mill window could not deter the prayers of dozens of Christians at the mill this morning.
 
Every baby who died here today was loved and had true Christian friends who were publicly pleading for their lives and praying for their souls.
 
On Wednesday June 30, an estimated 10 children were killed inside of the Rockford abortion mill.  The usual heartbreaking incidents were seen this morning.  From a very young girl being taken into the mill by an older man to a car that pulled up to the mill driveway then sped away with the passenger holding her face in her hands.  Another young woman who looked on the verge of tears pulled into the mill lot, then drove away only to return again looking completely despondent.
 
But let all who take refuge in You be glad, Let them ever sing for joy; And may You shelter them, That those who love Your name may exult in You.  Psalm 5:11
 
One young woman dropped her friend off for her scheduled abortion.   One the way out she stopped to talk with the sidewalk counselors.  The Sidewalk counselors gave her information on life in the womb, the signs the mill has in its windows, and the help available to mothers in need.
 
The young woman didn’t know how to get the information to her friend so the pro-lifers encouraged her to text her – and she did.
 
God will rescue them from death and feed them in time of famine.  Psalm 32: 11,19
 
The young woman who received the text messages chose life and came out to speak with the sidewalk counselors.  This is one case where there is a real need for support and friendship.  As pro-lifers were telling the young mother about all the help available her friend said, "See that is exactly what you need."   The help of the pro-life Christian community will be there for this young mother and child in any way they need us.
 
Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. Sing to him; yes, sing his praises. Tell everyone about his miracles.  1 Chronicles 16:8-9
 
 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.
 
 
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Questions Of Life And Death In Rockford
 
 
A look at the website for the Northern Illinois Women’s Center raises some interesting questions about how abortion is presented to the people of Rockford by those who make a living by stopping the beating hearts of children in the womb.
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How the Power of Love and Prayer are Destroying the Evil of Abortion in Rockford
 
 
Only through the Blood of the Lamb will we ever stop this plague ofabortion that has descended upon this nation and our community.
 
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Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselor Training
Sponsored by The Rockford Pro-Life Initiative and Pro-Life Wisconsin
Saturday July 31, 9:00am – Noon
At St. Bridget Parish located at 600 Clifford Avenue in Loves Park, Illinois
 
Sidewalk counseling is exactly what the name implies—standing on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic, counseling women and couples on their way inside. It is a last attempt to turn their hearts away from abortion and offer real help.
 
Our goal is for every abortion minded mother to be offered real love, help, and hope at Rockford’s abortion mill during all hours of operation.
This will only happen if committed pro-lifers put their beliefs into action outside this clinic.
 
Veteran sidewalk counselor and trainer JT Eschbach from the Pro-Life Action League will be conducting this free seminar that is open to people of all ages who are interested in knowing how to be an effective witness for Christ and life at an abortion clinic.
 
This free training is also very helpful for anyone interested in learning how to talk to people about abortion and help guide them to real help.
 
 
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CELEBRATE AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY AT ST. PETER (SOUTH BELOIT)
On Saturday, July 3, our annual Independence Day Celebration in the parish hall (church basement) will follow 8 a.m. Mass.
There will be breakfast, rousing patriotic musical entertainment (by Boylan HS’s "Those Four Guys," and others),
and inspirational insights from Jessica Foti (Boylan 2010 grad) and St. Peter pastor Fr. Jerome Koutnik on our calling as Catholic Americans.
 
All are welcome, first come- first served. Seating limited. Sponsored by the St. Peter Respect Life Group.
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"But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.
 

Analysis of NIWC website

Here is a thought provoking analysis of the Northern Illinois Women’s Center (NIWC) website.

          This article appears on the Rockford Pro Life Initiative website and is an excellent article. We encourage you to follow the link below. Then feel free to return to our site and leave your comments about this article.
 
Questions Of Life And Death In Rockford
 

Abortion is never morally permissible

US Bishops Clarify Abortion "for" Mother’s Health Back Arizona Bishop in Reproving Catholic Hospital

  
 
WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 25, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Direct abortion is never morally permissible, but there are some medical procedures that are legitimate to protect the life of a pregnant mother, even if they might result in the death of her child.

This clarification was made in a statement Wednesday by the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Doctrine.

The committee statement comes in response to a Nov. 5, 2009, abortion at a Catholic hospital in Arizona, which was later publicly judged as morally wrong by the city’s bishop, Thomas Olmstead.

The case brought national media attention, particularly because a nun working at the hospital supported the decision to perform the abortion. According to reports, the mother of the child was suffering from pulmonary hypertension, and the pregnancy was thus judged dangerous for her life.

Setting it straight

The bishops’ committee noted "confusion among the faithful" regarding the principles to be used to evaluate the case, and thus offered observations on the "distinction between medical procedures that cause direct abortions and those that may indirectly result in the death of an unborn child."

The statement quoted the "Ethical and Religious Directive for Catholic Health Care Services" in No. 45, which condemns abortion, including abortions carried out in the first stage after the child is conceived.

The directive states: "Abortion — that is, the directly intended termination of pregnancy before viability or the directly intended destruction of a viable fetus — is never permitted. Every procedure whose sole immediate effect is the termination of pregnancy before viability is an abortion, which, in its moral context, includes the interval between conception and implantation of the embryo."

Thus, the committee statement affirms, "Direct abortion is never morally permissible. One may never directly kill an innocent human being, no matter what the reason."

Different case

The committee added that a contrasting case arises in some situations where it might be permissible to perform a "medical procedure on a pregnant woman that directly treats a serious health problem but that also has a secondary effect that leads to the death of the developing child."

The statement again cites the ERD, No. 47: "Operations, treatments, and medications that have as their direct purpose the cure of a proportionately serious pathological condition of a pregnant woman are permitted when they cannot be safely postponed until the unborn child is viable, even if they will result in the death of the unborn child."

Examples

The bishops’ committee went on to offer two contrasting examples: a pregnant woman experiencing problems with one or more of her organs, apparently as a result of the added burden of pregnancy; and a pregnant woman with cancer in her uterus.

In the first case, a doctor might recommend abortion, but this scenario describes an immoral direct abortion.

They explained: "The surgery directly targets the life of the unborn child. It is the surgical instrument in the hands of the doctor that causes the child’s death. The surgery does not directly address the health problem of the woman, for example, by repairing the organ that is malfunctioning. The surgery is likely to improve the functioning of the organ or organs, but only in an indirect way, i.e., by lessening the overall demands placed upon the organ or organs, since the burden posed by the pregnancy will be removed. The abortion is the means by which a reduced strain upon the organ or organs is achieved. As the Church has said many times, direct abortion is never permissible because a good end cannot justify an evil means."

In the second case — that of the cancerous uterus — "an urgently-needed medical procedure indirectly and unintentionally — although foreseeably — results in the death of an unborn child," the committee explained. "In this case the surgery directly addresses the health problem of the woman, i.e., the organ that is malfunctioning — the cancerous uterus. The woman’s health benefits directly from the surgery, because of the removal of the cancerous organ. The surgery does not directly target the life of the unborn child. The child will not be able to live long after the uterus is removed from the woman’s body, but the death of the child is an unintended and unavoidable side effect and not the aim of the surgery."

The committee reiterated: "There is nothing intrinsically wrong with surgery to remove a malfunctioning organ. It is morally justified when the continued presence of the organ causes problems for the rest of the body. Surgery to terminate the life of an innocent person, however, is intrinsically wrong. There are no situations in which it can be justified."

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On the Net:

Complete statement: www.usccb.org/doctrine/direct-abortion-statement2010-06-23.pdf

 
 

The Power of Love And Prayer

How the Power of Love And Prayer Are Destroying The Evil Of Abortion In Rockford

 
By James
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
Because people like you are bringing Christ to the people of Rockford, souls are being saved, hearts turned to love, and the killing of babies has been cut in half at Rockford’s abortion mill.
 
Just a few years ago the landlord of Rockford’s infamous abortion mill walked outside the mill and began mocking the few Christians who were praying for life. 
 
He looked down the sidewalk in one direction and shook his head.
 
Then he looked down the sidewalk in the other direction and began laughing and said, "Where are all your Christians? No one’s here.  Nobody cares about abortion." 
 
In the past the Rockford abortion mill was sometimes open three days a week and could do anywhere from 50-75 abortions a week in Rockford!
Below are the testimonies of three Christians who have over 65 years of pro-life ministry among them:
 
After the abortionist, Richard Ragsdale, moved from near Rockford Memorial Hospital to the clinic’s present location on Broadway in 1985, the clinic was open 3 days a week, doing approximately 75 abortions each week. 
 
The owner of the building, Wayne Webster, and the security guard, John Caskey, enjoyed themselves standing at the driveway every clinic morning, harassing and speaking obscenities to the sidewalk counselors and prayer supporters. 
 
If a car did stop in the driveway to talk to a sidewalk counselor, they would holler and scream at the driver to "pull in, pull in". 
 
Rarely, did we get to give out literature or talk to a mother. 
 
Rarely were there any "saves" or turn-arounds.     vicki
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It was 1985 when I first went to 10th & Broadway to hear Joe Schiedler, a long time pro-life advocate from Chicago, give a speech. 
 
I remember that he said …"if you want to save babies, you have to be here where the babies are dying and do all you can to reach those moms who are going in there".  
 
It was after that that I decided that is where I wanted to direct my efforts. 
 
Others in our group worked to open the pregnancy clinic in Beloit.   
 
Richard Ragsdale was the doctor who killed the babies.  
 
The mill was open 3 days a week.  It was not unusual to have 25-30 mothers going in on a Friday, and the other days it was usually anywhere from 10-17. 
 
Wayne Webster, the owner of the building, had security guards who were not very nice people, and at one time he had a truck parked near the sidewalk filled with sewage that he threatened to spray on us.    
 
He also spent a lot of time on the loudspeaker, making fun of some of the people who were praying, and he took pleasure in calling people names. 
 
I grieve for the children who have died such a terrible death in that building and pray for their moms.  If God is calling you to help the unborn, please come and experience the joy of seeing a girl leave and choose life.  There is nothing else like it.    Mary Jane 
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When I first started praying at this mill, there were so many mothers coming in for abortions, they sometimes had to park in the street because the parking lot was full.  
 
I remember once when they killed over 40 babies in one day.  Sadly, at times there were not very many Christians on the sidewalk praying or offering help to mothers.   Kevin 
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So what has changed from when 50-75 children were killed per week to now when they kill 20-25 babies per week with more mothers than ever turning to pro-lifers for help?
 
How can we continue this trend of reducing the numbers of babies killed in Rockford and continue being God’s instruments in helping mothers and saving the lives of God’s precious infants?
 
Jesus said, "And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My Name they will drive out demons."
 
1.  Love – Love involves a sacrifice of self and time.  More Christians than ever are realizing this abortion nightmare will not end without the sacrifice of ourselves and our time, standing in love for countless hours on the sidewalks in front of this abortion mill that has murdered so many thousands of children.  More and more Christians are public witnesses of life and love that mothers see as they drive into the mill parking lot. 
The very presence of Christians at this place of death results in mothers seeing and knowing that love and help are available to them – and many choose LIFE.
 
2. Prayer – Christians are praying at the mill, at home, at Church, at school for the end of the killing of children at the Northern Illinois Women’s Center.  The power of prayer is what those inside the mill hate the most and try to disrupt with loudspeakers and offensive signs in the mill windows meant to distract and disrupt the efforts of people at prayer.  They have failed to stop the prayer, and the more they attack God, the more people are praying.
 
3. Courage – For years the Northern Illinois Women’s Center has employed and engaged in a campaign of intimidation toward Christians that has finally backfired in its face.  Because Christians have stood strong in the face of this bigotry and hatred, the vicious attacks of those who operated this mill are now being broadcast and documented on the Internet and YouTube.  Over 50 web-sites have covered the bigotry and hatred of the Rockford abortion mill.
 
Because they have been held accountable in public, their attempts at intimidation have been reduced to a few noxious signs in the windows of the building at 1400 Broadway.  The courage of pro-life women and men to deal with the vulgar profanity of these killers of children and mocking of Jesus Christ directed at them for years has been the courage and steadfastness of which Saints are made.
 
4.  Truth – Science has shown people the clear and indisputable truth that abortion kills a human person in her mother’s womb.  Women who have been deeply hurt by abortion in Rockford have come forward to tell the truth of how abortion has harmed them and how they have been treated by the abortion industry.  The truth is that more and more people are getting sick of the murder of babies in the womb that takes place in Rockford.
 
5. Jesus Christ – "O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are His judgments, and how unsearchable His ways!"  Romans 11:33  We don’t always understand how the Will of God works, but we know for sure that any effort of Christian charity such as the pro-life movement which is bathed in God’s grace and love will bring life and hope to the world.
 
 
 "All these I have kept," the young man said. "What do I still lack?"  Matthew 19:20
 
Much good has been done by Christians at Rockford’s abortion mill.  Many children have been saved from abortion, but many are still being killed every week.  We still have a lot of work ahead of us, but it is good to know the pro-life prayer, ministry, and work already done in faith and love have brought Christ and life to countless people in Rockford.
 
We will continue, each according to our position in life, to do all in our power to bring Jesus Christ to mothers and children in need in Rockford so we may one day say, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing."  2 Tim 4:7

Exorcisms and Abuses

One of the three commands that Jesus gave to the disciples was to "drive out demons" (Mk 16:17) in His Name. "Heal the sick" and "preach the good news" (Lk 10:9) are regular ministries of the Church, but the ministry of exorcising demons has received less attention….

 It is my view that the next decade will force the Church – and priests in particular – to embrace this ministry of casting out demons with professionalism and zeal as we will have to deal with the nuclear fallout of the pervasive occultism in our society now. In order to do that however, the Church needs to give people a proper understanding of spiritual warfare against the devil and his minions.

Unfortunately, many false and illusory images of fighting the Evil One define people’s thinking about exorcism and demonic possession. The only correct view of the power of evil comes from faith, not the culture. Popular movies like The Exorcist (1973) and The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), while containing some truthful elements, create the picture that even when the Church "wins" an exorcism battle, the Church is somehow damaged and the devil gets his hour of glory. Hollywood would have us believe that Christ’s Church cowers before the power of the devil – nothing could be further from the truth!

I am also concerned about real abuses that happen in spiritual warfare when people are trying to deal with evil without the protection of the Church. They may have a legitimate desire to be free from demonic forces but they can unwittingly get caught up in the very evil they are trying to quell. Some recent reports of "exorcisms" or allegations of possession are listed below but only for the purposes of indicating what happens when exorcisms are attempted without the shield of the spiritual authority that Christ gave to His Church. These have all occurred within the past couple of years and are not exorcisms – they are abuses – but it is easy to see how the devil might use these distortions to further his purpose of leading people away from authentic faith:

  • In 2007 there was a disturbed man in Phoenix, Arizona trying to violently "exorcise" his three-year-old granddaughter while the girl’s unclad mother participated in the bizarre and bloody ritual. The girl was injured and traumatized and the perpetrators went to jail;
  • A 58-year-old central Iowa man set his couch on fire and burned down his house, according to him, as a way to get rid of demons in the home.
  • In New Zealand, a 22-year-old woman was killed by drowning in a native Maori "makutu-lifting" ritual after having her eyes gouged out because, it was said, that the devil could be seen in her eyes. Forty family members watched the killing and then attempted to do the same to her 14-year old niece.
  • A 70-year-old Tunisian grandmother was killed in a mental hospital in France by her daughter and a friend who suffocated her with a plastic bag trying to "trap the devil" inside of her.
  • A 44-year-old Haitian man in Florida thought his girlfriend was possessed and hit her in the head with an iron in order to "release the demons that were inside her." When his mother tried to fend off the attack, he bit off her fingertip and started to actually pull out his own teeth. As he fought with police he was chanting "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus," and praying in Creole.
  • A 33-year-old Washington D. C. woman killed her four teenage and pre-adolescent daughters with blunt force trauma, strangulation and stabbing claiming that all four of them were possessed. She stored their bodies for four months in her house until they were discovered by police in a badly decomposed state.
  • The videos of "exorcisms" that are available on the Internet are utterly dehumanizing and abominable, but the "entertainment" value of such postings, in the modern mind, is immense for a faithless age.
Due to the mysterious nature of evil, possession and exorcism will never be entirely removed from popular distortions, but the Church has an obligation to give a correct understanding of what is a legitimate pastoral ministry and a Gospel imperative of the Church. A correct understanding of exorcism can also divest many of an unholy and dangerous fascination with the occult. No sane person who truly understood the nature of demons would be fascinated with them!

If you have not had the chance to purchase my new book, Exorcism and the Church Militant, please do so today! You can find it at www.exorcismbook.com and make sure to buy its companion edition called Demonic Abortion where I explain the satanic nature of the abortion industry. Hopefully it will build your faith and lead you a greater awareness of the power of Christ operative through His Church!

Sincerely,

Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer,
President, Human Life International

Radical nun bringing scandal to the Church

American Life League puts out some very interesting and educational videos. It is our hope to draw your attention to more of their fine work. Today’s subject is disturbing because it has to do with a radical nun who is bringing scandal to herself and to the Church.

 
ALL REPORT: Abortion, Dissention, and Excommunication
Sr. Margaret McBride, who was the head of the ethics committee for St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, personally authorized the abortion of an 11-week pre-term baby. This act incurred automatic excommunication, but the response from dissident "Catholic" media outlets was to attack the innocent instead of the guilty.

You can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1_UX1cTCx4

 

Katie Walker
Director of Communication
American Life League

1179 Courthouse Road
Stafford, Virginia 22554
540.659.4942
kwalker@all.orghttp://www.all.org/
 

Rockford Life Initiative

An estimated 18 children were killed in Rockford’s abortion mill this past week;     What Christ Has Done For Us, We Must Do For The Unborn of Rockford;      Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselor Training;     A short, powerful, pro-life film that every person should see;     40 Days For Life News….

 
 On Friday June, 19 an estimated ten children were killed in Rockford’s abortion mill.  This was a day at the Northern Illinois Women’s Center that would have made Margaret Sanger proud.
 
Here are just a couple of things Miss Sanger, the founder of the abortion movement in America, said she hopes abortion will accomplish:
"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."  Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. 
 
"I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan…I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses…I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered." (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366)
 
At the Northern Illinois Women’s Center, all of the nurses are white; the receptionist is white; the security guard and landlord is white; their most vocal supporter is white (and an open racist, friendly with clinic staff) http://www.prolifecorner.com/node/61  and of course, both abortionists are white.  
 
It was very sad to note that six of the first eight mothers to bring their children to be killed this morning were African-American.  Some in our society who desire to rid the world of those whom Margaret Sanger called in her book Pivot of Civilization"…human weeds,’ reckless breeders,’ spawning… human beings who never should have been born" seem to be accomplishing this goal in Rockford with deadly efficiency.
 
One African-American man who was walking down the sidewalk with his wife this morning looked at the mill, shook his head and said to a pro-lifer, "May Jesus save these babies."  
 
Jesus saves these babies for all eternity – but if these babies are going to be saved in Rockford, it is up to us to stand with love and courage against our secular culture of hatred and death.
 
On Wednesday June 23, an estimated eight children in the womb were intentionally killed inside the Northern Illinois Women’s Center.
 
"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
 
What was seen and heard this morning at the Rockford abortion mill was a few lonely, heartbroken mothers walking through the rain and the blaring loud speakers of the abortion mill into a building where their child would be killed. 
 
What was not physically seen but was more than real was the grace brought by the prayers of Christians that we trust played a part in helping the mothers and fathers open to life stay away from this killing center this morning. 
 
On a day like this where the abortion mill has more workers arrive than children to kill we know the unseen power of prayer is changing hearts and minds in ways and places we will never know about……….at least in this life.
 
May God bless all of you and please keep praying for life in Rockford - it is working.
 
 
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.
 
 
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What Christ Has Done For Us, We Must Do For The Unborn of Rockford
 
Christ came to save mankind that lay helpless under the power of sin and death. 
Children in the womb lay helpless under the power of the Rockford abortion mill and the culture of death. 
 
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Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselor Training
Sponsored by The Rockford Pro-Life Initiative and Pro-Life Wisconsin
Saturday July 31, 9:00am – Noon
 
Sidewalk counseling is exactly what the name implies—standing on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic, counseling women and couples on their way inside.
It is a last attempt to turn their hearts away from abortion and offer real help.
 
Our goal is for every abortion minded mother to be offered real love, help, and hope at Rockford’s abortion mill during all hours of operation.
This will only happen if committed pro-lifers put their beliefs into action outside this clinic.
 
Veteran sidewalk counselor and trainer JT Eschbach from the Pro-Life Action League will be conducting this free seminar that is open to people of all ages who are interested in knowing how to be an effective witness for Christ and life at an abortion clinic.
 
This free training is also very helpful for anyone interested in learning how to talk to people about abortion and help guide them to real help.
 
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A short, powerful, pro-life film that every person should see
 
 
Sometimes the choice of inaction has consequences stronger than we could ever imagine. Throughout history, men have been faced with difficult choices in a world that makes it easy for them to conform.
 
This film explores the hope that lies behind every decision made in the face of adversity;
the hope that is buried in the heart of those that look beyond themselves and see something bigger worth fighting for.
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40 Days For Life News

Ever since 40 Days for Life grew into a national –and then international — movement, beginning back in 2007, we have been blessed to see:

 * More than 2,800 lives saved from abortion …

 * 38 abortion workers experience conversions and
   leave the abortion industry …

 * And FIVE abortion centers have gone out of
   business following 40 Days for Life campaigns
   outside their doors.

Well, we just got breaking news from Raleigh, North Carolina, that the National Women’s Health abortion Center — outside of which 40 Days for Life campaigns
have been conducted — will no longer do abortions after this coming Saturday!

To see a picture of my visit to that 40 Days for Life location — back when we had NO IDEA that abortions would be ending there — go to:

http://40daysforlife.com/blog/?p=952

A plague be upon us.

If I were on the outskirts of your city and saw a tornado touch down and it started towards the center of town, should I warn the police to put out a take shelter warning?  Of course I should. 

 
 
By Editor, Pro Life Corner
 In the time of Moses God sent out His angel of death to punish the wicked nation of Egypt, who enslaved God’s people the Jews for over 400 years.  The angel traveled through this wicked nation and touched only certain households.  Death and then anguish affected only certain homes, leaving others untouched.  The homes that were protected by the blood of the lamb were saved.  The blood of the lamb was a precursor to the Blood of Christ, who is the Lamb of God.  Like a tornado can go through a city and affect some homes and leave others standing.  Like when God punished a wicked nation some homes were affected and others were not.  Like the plague in Moses’ time, there is a plague of death that has descended upon our once great nation; this now wicked nation called America.  This plague of abortion on demand, too, is driven by a spirit but not the spirit of God.  This spirit is demonic; a spirit empowered by a wicked people who empowered evil politicians and judges.  Like the plague in the time of Moses only certain homes are affected.  Instead of the first born male, this plague affects only females.  Some homes are affected, some are not.  Like in the time of Moses, when a first born son died, all in the family felt the pain and the loss of that individual.  In this plague of abortion the mother often says “it’s my body, my choice”, but she’s only trying to fool herself.  Her choice affects the whole household and into the community. 
 
This demon-led plague delights in the spreading of this pain, this anguish into our homes and into our nation.  Unlike in the time of Moses when the angel of death was sent to punish the wicked government to get them to stop the enslavement of the Jews and to repent, this plague is designed by demons empowered by man for the purpose of saying no to God and to reject His gift of life; to bring pain into our homes, anguish, despair, suicidal thoughts, and drug and alcohol abuse.  Those symptoms can and do happen to the mother, father, grandparents, brothers, sisters, etc. when a woman has an abortion.  This so-called “choice” by the mother affects so many others. 
 
Dear reader, this plague is killing the very heart and life of our families and our nation.  No one can go back, no one can change the past; if you or a loved one has had an abortion and are struggling with the above symptoms, seek professional help from a Christian counselor or a good pro-life pastor or priest.  Remember the blood of the lamb that saved the people of God who followed His plan and used the blood of the lamb in the time of Moses.  It’s no different now.  We have the sacrificial Blood of Christ that saves.  Open your homes to the Lamb of God. 
 
We make time for sports and other activities as a family; then let’s make time for prayer as a family.  “The family that prays together stays together.”  Parents, talk to your children.  If you have a young daughter, tell her if she makes a mistake and gets pregnant, don’t listen to the world and have an abortion.  This will only bring on a lifetime of regrets. Tell her you will be there for her if she will only come to you and allow you to help.  If you have a son, tell him the same but also tell him the role of a real man is to protect womanhood and hopefully he would not get a young lady pregnant in the first place.  But if he does, then it’s his responsibility, as the man, to protect life; the life he helped create, the life he must protect and allow that life to come to full term.  If he is unable to bring that child up himself, then place the baby into the hands of adoptive parents.
 
Only through the Blood of the Lamb will we ever stop this plague of abortion that has descended upon this nation and our community.
 
From the hand of God and with God-fearing leaders, this nation stopped the plague of slavery.  Through the power of the Spirit, may we turn our own lives back to God.  Father, we place our families, our political leaders starting with local politicians on up to the White House, under Your care.  Father, help us to turn away from the culture of death and back to the culture of life. 
 
Our motto at www.prolifecorner.com is “Without life nothing else matters.”  That only applies to our situation here on earth.  The reality is, in the end of this life, we will be born into eternal life.  Guaranteed!  Heaven or Hell:  we’re going to be a winner or a loser; eternal glory with the Father or eternal damnation in Hell.  That outcome is determined in the now; Choose life, o man, that you may live.
Editor, Pro Life Corner
 
 
 

Emergency Contraceptive" Ulipristal

Cardinal: New Drug Could Cause Unwanted Abortions
Warns Against "Emergency Contraceptive" Ulipristal
 WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 18, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Texas, is speaking out against the approval of a drug, Ulipristal, that, although it would be called an "emergency contraceptive," could also cause unwanted abortions.
 
 
 
The cardinal, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ conference Committee on Pro-Life Activities, sent a letter Thursday to Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to voice "grave concern."
He spoke out against the administration’s decision to hold an advisory committee hearing Thursday to advance the approval of the drug Ulipristal, or "Ella," for use as an "emergency contraceptive."
 
This hearing was convened "without broad public input or a full record on the drug’s safety for women or their unborn children," and it "does not demonstrate an understanding of the new medical and moral issues it presents," the prelate asserted.
He noted that concerns have already been raised about drugs proposed as "emergency contraception," such as the "Plan B" regimen, since "they might act not only to prevent ovulation but also to prevent implantation of the developing embryo in his or her mother’s womb."
These drugs, the cardinal continued, "were thought to have no post-implantation effects," unlike the new Ulipristal, "a close analogue to the abortion drug RU-486."
 
In other words, he added, "it can disrupt an established pregnancy weeks after conception has taken place."
Cardinal DiNardo noted that the drug’s proposed use "is targeted precisely at women who may already have conceived, as it would be administered within five days after ‘unprotected’ sex or contraceptive failure."
In fact, he added, the drug has been praised precisely because "it seems to retain its full efficacy five days after intercourse — that is, after the opportunity to prevent fertilization has passed."
A woman’s choice
 
"Millions of American women, even those willing to use a contraceptive to prevent fertilization in various circumstances, would personally never choose to have an abortion," the prelate pointed out.
 
He continued: "They would be ill served by a misleading campaign to present Ulipristal simply as a ‘contraceptive.’
"In fact, [the Food and Drug Administration] approval for that purpose would likely make the drug available for ‘off-label’ use simply as an abortion drug — including its use by unscrupulous men with the intent of causing an early abortion without a woman’s knowledge or consent.
"Such abuses have already occurred in the case of RU-486, despite its warning labels and limited distribution."
The cardinal acknowledged that the current U.S. administration "has voiced support for federal laws to ensure that no one is involved in abortion without his or her knowledge or consent."
 
"And the administration’s support for broad access to contraception has been defended as serving the goal of reducing abortions," he added.
In this perspective, Cardinal DiNardo pointed out, "plans for approving a known abortion-causing drug as a ‘contraceptive’ for American women is not consistent with the stated policy of the administration on these matters."
 

 

What Christ Has Done For Us

What Christ Has Done For Us, We Must Do For the Unborn Of Rockford
 Christ came to save mankind that lay helpless under the power of sin and death. 
Children in the womb lay helpless under the power of the Rockford abortion mill and the culture of death. 

 
 By James
Rockford IL, June 19, 2010 - A Holocaust has taken place over the last 25 years at the Rockford abortion mill.  Tens and tens of thousands of children have been murdered in their mothers’ wombs, and the killing continues every week.  At times it seems as if there is no end in sight to the slaughter of these innocent pre-born children.
 
Mankind wounded by sin in many ways was in the same position as an unborn child in the womb.  Because of the sins of others, our first parents Adam and Eve, we were under a death sentence also.  It was an eternal death sentence caused by the self-willed sin of mankind.
 
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."  John 3:16
 
Mankind in history, just as children in the womb today, does not have the ability to save itself.  God our loving Father out of the pure goodness and love of Who He is came to earth to save us from our sins.
As the Nicene Creed says: "For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven; by the power of the Holy Spirit, He became incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and was made man."
 
The Second Person of the Blessed Trinity chose to be like us, take upon Himself our nature, in order that we may be saved from sin if we live a life of faith in Him.
 
Mankind was lost until the love of God became physically present and united Himself to us
The children of God who are brought helplessly to the Northern Illinois Women’s Center physical lives are brutally, viciously, and painfully lost unless we are willing to unite ourselves to these children and share their burden and suffering.
That someone to " take up the cross" of the pre-born of Rockford facing death must be the Christians of Rockford
 
As Christ has saved us by uniting His divine life to our earthly lives, so we must unite our Christian faith and lives to the suffering children who die, rejected by our secular culture at Rockford’s abortion mill.
 
 
In what ways did Jesus love and save us and how can we, as Galatians 3:27 says, "put on Christ" and act in the person of Jesus by loving and uniting our lives with Rockford’s persecuted children in the womb?
 
The Word became Flesh for us in order to save us by reconciling us with God, who "loved us and sent His Son to be the expiation for our sins": "the Father has sent His Son as the Savior of the world", and "He was revealed to take away sins." 
The first thing we Christians must do is live reconciled to God ourselves. 
Then through our patient and humble prayer and love for the unborn, we must reconcile our city to the fact that every person is created in the image and likeness of God.
Every person killed inside the Rockford abortion mill is our sister or brother.
Then we must to the best of our ability act toward these children as Christ has acted toward us.
 
Jesus left the joy of heaven to save us from our sins – we must leave the comfort of our homes to defend Christ in the unborn.
 
Jesus was born in a cold stable – we must bear the coldness of heart of those who reject and persecute children in the womb. 
 
Jesus and His family fled as refugees to Egypt as Herod tried to kill Him – we must be present to love and help children who are taken as refugees, rejected from the home of their mothers’ wombs, to be killed inside the Rockford abortion mill.
 
Jesus was lied about and plotted against – Christians in defense of the unborn must bear the lying and plotting of the abortion industry. 
 
Jesus was constantly in prayer for love of us – we must constantly pray for the lives of the unborn.
 
Jesus shared our human condition by standing with us - we must share the life and helpless condition of the unborn by publicly standing with them. 
 
Jesus was persecuted for defending us – we must be willing to suffer persecution for children facing death. 
 
Jesus told us that He has counted every hair on our head – we must never allow even one child be to be taken into the abortion mill without our recognizing his humanity and counting him worthy as a person and child of God.
 
Jesus stood with the outcast, the poor, lame, and rejected of society – no one in our city is poorer, more defenseless, rejected, and helpless than a child taken to the Northern Illinois Women’s Center. 
We must always be willing to stand with the unborn and take their sufferings into our own hearts and lives.
 
The Word became Flesh so that we might know God’s love: "In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent His only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him." "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life."  
 By our physical presence at the place of death in Rockford, we are a spiritual force that mystically and eternally lets every child who dies in the Rockford abortion mill know he has been loved in this life. 
By our prayer at home, Church, school, or office for our sisters and brothers facing death at Rockford’s abortion mill, we are putting flesh on our love for the children who will be murdered in Rockford.
 
The Word became Flesh to be our Model of holiness: "Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me." "I am the Way, and the Truth, and the lfe; no one comes to the Father, but by Me.” On the mountain of the Transfiguration, the Father commands: "Listen to Him!" Jesus is the Model for the Beatitudes and the Norm of the new law: "Love one another as I have loved you.” This love implies an effective offering of oneself, after His example. 
As Christ came out of the perfect joy of Heaven to share our human condition, we must come out of the comfort of our homes and Churches to share the suffering and persecuted condition of those being murdered at the Northern Illinois Women’s Center. 
 
The Word became Flesh to make us "partakers of the Divine Nature": "For this is why the Word became Man, and the Son of God became the Son of Man: so that man, by entering into communion with the Word and thus receiving divine Sonship, might become a son of God." "For the Son of God became Man so that we might become God." "The only-begotten Son of God, wanting to make us sharers in His divinity, assumed our nature, so that He, made Man, might make men gods." 
As Jesus took upon the Flesh of mankind in order to make us like Him, we must take upon ourselves and into our hearts the humanity of the unborn child so the world will see each is one of us. 
 
 
At Rockford’s abortion mill Satan has been murdering children and destroying souls by the thousands.  Jesus Christ who is "The Way, the Truth, and the Life," is our only answer to this evil. 
 
Sin, Satan, and death have seemingly had their way over the people and especially the children of Rockford, but the evil ones will fall back into the hell from where they came if only we followers of Jesus Christ will begin to do for the persecuted children facing death in Rockford what Jesus Christ did for us when we were under a death sentence.
 
If we, the Christians of Rockford, take up our responsibility to love and protect the children of our city the way Jesus loves and protects us, these babies in the womb will no longer be the "children of the damned", but through the transforming grace of Jesus Christ made present through the Christians of Rockford, they will become the "children of paradise."