ProLifeCorner- Rockford Illinois- Recently a local newspaper did a series exposing the dangers of domestic violence. We applaud this effort; however quite often the secular media misses one of the obvious causes of domestic violence. Mr. Kevin Rilott, of the Rockford Pro-Life Initiative, fills in the gap where the newspaper left off. As always we are grateful to Mr. Rilott for his insight. As a great commentator and news journalist, Paul Harvey, often said here is the rest of the story. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner- By Larry Plachno- It was 150 years ago, on April 9, 1865, that General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia after finding his troops surrounded and outnumbered. This ended the Civil War. Or did it? Some people suggest that this same battle continues today in other forms.
Many people will acknowledge that the bloody battle was fought over whether people could declare a group to be inferior or less than human. Slavery was legal in the early days of the United States of America. The 1787 Constitutional Convention witnessed the famous “Three-fifths Compromise” whereby slaves would be counted as only three-fifths of a person for determining representation and taxation. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner- By Larry Plachno- George Santayana, the famous philosopher, poet and novelist is credited with an observation that has often been repeated and modified. He said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Historians and researchers are warning us that we have forgotten the past and have decided to go down the same road as the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome before they fell apart. The people of both Greece and Rome accepted abortion and moved away from marriage prior to their demise. Unlike our current society, their leaders tried to halt this decline but failed. Abortion became a crime in ancient Athens but the situation in Rome became more complex.
Rockford, Il – 3-4-15 – Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – We are writing to the Bishops of the Catholic Church with deep concern in regards to the scandal that is taking place at Catholic Relief Services.
You will see in the links below, well documented evidence of the abuse of children by CRS and the cover-up that followed. I am sure it would be much easier to ignore what has happened but we have all seen in the past what happens to children when some of our Bishops refuse to take direct action when young people are harmed in the Church. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner- Keokuk, Iowa- By Frank Munda- Northern Illinois Women’s Center is Closed, May We Never Forget.
Dan and Donna Holman recently sent this video to us at the ProLifeCorner. They rote this comment below the video on YouTube which they shot back in 1986 at Northern Illinois Women’s Center (N.I.W.C.) Rockford Illinois.
“ In 1986 Abortionist Richard Ragsdale opened up an abortuary in the old Turner Grade School building in Rockford, Illinois. Those who ministered at this death pit in 1988 were novices. Of all of us, Fr Francis Lawler communicated best.” Continue reading
ProLifeCorner- Aurora Illinois- by Staff- 40 days for Life Aurora and Beyond-
It is time once again for the 40 days for life campaign. God hears our prayers no matter where we are located. At home, in church, no matter where we are at, however there is something special about offering your prayers at an abortion clinic where the babies are being sacrificed. Not only does our Lord pay special attention to your prayers but your presence at an abortion clinic can often give an abortion minded mother the moral strength that she needs in order to choose life. Continue reading
Federal Court Rules that Michigan Firm, Autocam, Not Required to Provide Abortion Coverage
Thomas More Society Wins Lengthy Lawsuit in Defense of Religious Liberty for Christian-Owned Business
(January 6, 2015 – Kentwood, MI) The Thomas More Society has won permanent protection for Autocam Medical, LLC, protecting its religious freedom to decline to provide abortion or contraceptive group insurance coverage for employees. Yesterday concluded a long legal battle that took Autocam all the way up to the United States Supreme Court, which sent the case back down to the lower courts. The District Court for the Western District of Michigan declared Autocam free from having to comply with Obamacare’s so-called “abortion pill mandate,” as decreed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”). Continue reading
ProLifeCorner- By Larry Plachno- In recent years a great deal of study has gone into research and demographics on social problems, birthrates, politics, marriage and related items. As a result, we have been able to document many of the differences between conservatives and liberals. In most cases we have been able to explain those differences.
One of the major differences between conservatives and liberals is that conservatives are more willing to connect cause and effect in regard to their actions and decisions, and are also more willing to look at how their actions and decisions are interconnected. Liberals are considerably less willing to look at cause and effect as it relates to their actions and decisions, or how their actions and decisions are interconnected. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner- By Larry Plachno- Some of the pro-life groups have been celebrating over announcements that the number of abortions has been declining recently. The researchers and demographers will tell you that the dancing in the streets is unwarranted and at best questionable. What at first appears to be a positive turn in the battle is actually a worsening of the war. The situation is similar to saying that you have reduced automobile accidents by greatly reducing the number of cars on the road.
A major part of this problem is that far too many people concentrate on the effects of abortion while ignoring the cause of abortion and the cause of most of our social problems, which is moral relativism. Since our elected officials, our religious leaders and our pro-life groups all depend on votes or contributions for support, they tend to ignore moral relativism for fear of offending someone. The result is that our society continues to grow more selfish and continues to embrace moral relativism. Continue reading
Rockford, Il – (ProLifeCorner.com) – 12-4-14 – by Staff – Sadly it has become all too clear. The new Archbishop of Chicago has a history of banning Priests from praying at abortion clinics. Now in his position as head of the Archdiocese he has publicly declared he will disobey Cannon law and openly welcome unrepentant pro-abortion politicians to receive the Body of Christ. Continue reading