UNBORN WORD of the day


My child, My Gift – an important new Pro-life book
March 5, 2008, 9:46 pm
Filed under: Medical/Bioethical Issues, Pro-life

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Maddie with her four brothers, all of whom have Down syndrome. Left to right: Jonny, Danial, Justin, Jesse

In our last post we talked about a new bill (The Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act) which will be going to the Senate for a vote in the near future.

This bill tries to address the lack of support for woman who are given a serious prenatal diagnosis. As a result of this lack of support a large percentage of woman when told that their unborn child will have a serious health or disability issue are choosing to abort these children.

Coincidentally, a new and important book just published on this subject is now available. The name of the book is:

MY CHILD, MY GIFT:

A POSITIVE RESPONSE TO SERIOUS PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS

It was written by veteran author Madeline Pecora Nugent. For more information on this book you can view our previous post or visit the book’s website. The website not only talks about the book and how to order it but also has other resources for anyone who wants to know more about this topic. I believe that this book will not only be a great comfort to women who have been given a serious prenatal diagnosis but will be helpful to all pro-lifers especially those who help woman in pregnancy crisis centers.

To order this book click here:

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The next generation advancing the pro-life cause
March 3, 2008, 9:10 pm
Filed under: Inspirational Pro-life leaders, Medical/Bioethical Issues

Two interesting pieces of pro-life news really highlight how the next generation is advancing the pro-life cause.

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A few years ago a Harvard student, Brian Skotko, did research about the lack of support that woman who were given a diagnosis for Down’s Syndrome received from their doctors. Student’s study fosters bipartisan legislation.He found that most woman had been given very little information and none of it positive from their doctor after being prenatally diagnosed with a Down’s Syndrome baby. It is no wonder that 90% of these children are now aborted. Mothers: Doctors Too Negative When Diagnosing Down Syndrome.

This study was so convincing that Senator Sam Brownback introduced the Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act into the Senate on 7/18/2007. Just last week,the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee approved the Pre-natally and Post-natally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act on a unanimous vote. The bill now moves to full Senate consideration– For more information click here.

The proposed legislation would require that families who receive a diagnosis of Down syndrome or any other condition, prenatally or up until a year after birth, be given up-to-date information about the nature of the condition and connection with support services and networks that could offer assistance. Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) is a co-sponsor.

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The second story is about the pro-life students at UCLA and the unique ways they have of unmasking Planned Parenthood. Last year a UCLA student Lila Rose posed as a pregnant 15 year-old and entered a Santa Monica Planned Parenthood. She told them that the father of the child was a 23 year old. Instead of reporting the incident to the proper authorities, “The abortion facility staff encouraged her to “figure out a birth-date that works,” to obtain the abortion and avoid getting the man in trouble with the police.”

These great UCLA students have a new expose of the abortion industry which is making headlines around the country. Here is a description of their latest venture (from Kelly Clark): They arranged for an actor to call Planned Parenthood “development centers” in seven states and pretend to be a donor asking that his donation go specifically to aborting black babies to reduce the black population.

Sure enough, the Planned Parenthood staffers didn’t bat an eye at the caller’s sickening, overt racism; they were happy to process his donation. One PP staffer in Idaho even called a racist statement “understandable.”

This all makes perfect sense to anyone who knows that Planned Parenthood plants most of its abortion chambers in minority neighborhoods. PP thinks the way to get rid of poverty is to get rid of poor babies. They aborted more than 264,000 babies in their most recent reported year.

For more information read the following – Student Magazine Says Planned Parenthood Probe Finds Abortion Racism.



The Visitation – The unborn Christ begins his saving mission
March 2, 2008, 10:28 pm
Filed under: Quotes from Great Christians, Unborn Jesus

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“Truly He is in haste to be about His Father s business. Truly He is an impatient conqueror, to be thus early beginning His conquests, and laying the foundations of His world-wide empire. He cannot bear to be in the world for even so short a while, but sin shall feel the weight of His unborn arm…. His first mission and ministry was in the womb and the babe unborn the first conquest of His divine apostolate.

By and bye we shall see Him pale and bleeding beneath the moonlit olives on the hill, whose umbrage shrouded the Creator in His astonishing mortal agony, and we shall know with what unutterable intensity He hated sin.

Yet the modest picturesque mystery of the Visitation hides a hatred of sin no less intense, and which almost seems to be more powerful and more divine.

The Baptist in His mother s womb has been conceived in guilt, like the rest of Adam’s children, Mary alone excepted. He is bound with the thralldom of the fall, with the chains of original sin. But the living Ark of the Covenant… brings her heavenly burden nigh to where he is; and the unborn Child destroys the sin and abolishes the curse of the unborn child.

The Baptist leaps with exultation in his mother’s womb, and worships, with the abounding gladness of his sinless soul, his Redeemer and His God hidden in the Virgin-Mother.”

Father Faber The Blessed Sacrament