Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe Day 5

Fifth Day – December 8
O most holy Mother, I beg you to obtain for me the pardon of all my sins, abundant graces to serve your Son more
faithfully from now on, and lastly, the grace to praise Him with you forever in heaven… (Here mention your requests)
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe, that in your heavenly apparitions on the mount of Tepeyac, you
promised to show your compassion and pity towards all who, loving and trusting you, seek your help and call upon you in
their necessities and afflictions. You promised to hear our supplications, to dry our tears, and to give us consolation and
relief.
Never has it been known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left
unaided. Inspired by this confidence, we fly to you, O Mary, ever-Virgin Mother of the true God! Though grieving under the
weight of our sins, we come to prostrate ourselves before you. We fully trust that, standing beneath your shadow and
protection, nothing will trouble or afflict us, nor do we need to fear illness or misfortune, or any other sorrow.
O Virgin of Guadalupe, you want to remain with us through your admirable Image, you who are our Mother, our health,
and our life. Placing ourselves beneath your maternal gaze, and having recourse to you in all our necessities, we need do
nothing more.
O Holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer us. Amen

FALSE: “Thousands of Women Died in Back Alley Abortions Before Roe v. Wade”

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The following article was published by Right to Life of Michigan and posted  on th Life News website.  It highlights  just one of the many lies that Planned Parenthood has disseminated since Margaret Sanger founded this diabolical organization.

So much of the abortion debate is based on myths, bad assumptions, bad logic, or outright gaslighting through deception. For the rest of 2019 we will highlight one common abortion myth every month.

2: Millions of women died in back alley abortions.

The bottom line: Using false numbers and tactics of fearmongering to keep abortion legal does not benefit women.

Comments made this year by Leana Wen, the former president of Planned Parenthood, are an example of this myth in action. She stated:

“Before Roe v. Wade, thousands of women died every year.”

The Washington Post, which is by no means a prolife outlet, pointed out the falsity of such comments: “Even given the fuzzy nature of the data and estimates, there is no evidence that in the years immediately preceding the Supreme Court’s decision, thousands of women died every year in the United States from illegal abortions.”

Back-alley abortions were not as prevalent as they were claimed to be. Frightful stories of coat-hanger abortions are used by pro-abortion advocates to fearmonger and persuade public opinion in favor of keeping abortion legal. Abortion supporters frequently argue that having abortion be “safe, legal, and rare” would be better than the occurrence of dangerous, illegal, and back-alley operations.

Bernard Nathanson, a former abortionist and the co-founder of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL Pro-Choice America), was an early propagator of the back-alley abortion myth. Concerning the use of statistics of 5,000 to 10,000 deaths a year, Nathanson stated,

“I confess that I knew the figures were totally false, and I suppose the others did too if they stopped to think of it. But in the ‘morality’ of our revolution, it was a useful figure, widely accepted, so why go out of our way to correct it with honest statistics? The overriding concern was to get the laws eliminated, and anything within reason that had to be done was permissible.”

The mental image of abortions accomplished with a coat hanger or the use of other unsanitary and gruesome manners to rid the child from the mother’s womb are useful to move audiences. However, those were generally not the practices used in the illegal abortions obtained before 1973. Nor was it unlicensed, ill-equipped quacks who were performing abortions prior to 1973. In 1960, Mary Calderone, a former medical director of Planned Parenthood, stated that nearly 90% of illegal abortions were performed by physicians in good-standing.

Abortions were not safe for women before 1973, yet neither have they been safe for women after the nationwide legalization of abortion. When considering historical and current abortion data, the logic of legalizing a practice in order to make it safe is empty.

Statistics reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) demonstrate that fatalities of women who received illegal abortions do not add up to the thousands or millions of deaths claimed by pro-choice advocates. In 1972, the year before the legalization of abortion in the United States, the CDC reported that 39 women died from illegal abortion and 24 died from legal abortion.

In 1973, the CDC reported 19 women died from illegal abortion procedures and 25 women died due to legal abortion procedures. Legalizing abortion did not lead to a dramatic drop in women’s deaths. In fact, the most impressive drop in abortion mortality was connected to the invention and widespread distribution of antibiotics, which occurred years prior to the legalization of abortion. Before antibiotics, childbirth and any type of surgery was extremely dangerous relative to today.

Life News article continues here

Blogger’s note:  In an adult evening college class, the subject of abortion was brought up for debate.  A young man stated that prior to Roe v Wade, 25,000 women died in back alley abortions.  I didn’t challenge him on that figure since I had no knowledge of the veracity of his statistic.  In a moment of clarity, I spoke up and told him his figures were wrong.  He asked why his number of deaths was incorrect.  I said,  “It was 50,000, not 25,000….you forgot the babies.  Needless to say he was speechless.

 

 

 

 

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe Day 4

Fourth Day – December 7
Dearest Mother of Guadalupe, I beg you for a fortified will to imitate your divine Son’s charity, to always seek the good of others in need. Grant me this, I humbly ask of you… (Here mention your requests)
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe, that in your heavenly apparitions on the mount of Tepeyac, you
promised to show your compassion and pity towards all who, loving and trusting you, seek your help and call upon you in
their necessities and afflictions. You promised to hear our supplications, to dry our tears, and to give us consolation and
relief.
Never has it been known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left
unaided. Inspired by this confidence, we fly to you, O Mary, ever-Virgin Mother of the true God! Though grieving under the
weight of our sins, we come to prostrate ourselves before you. We fully trust that, standing beneath your shadow and
protection, nothing will trouble or afflict us, nor do we need to fear illness or misfortune, or any other sorrow.
O Virgin of Guadalupe, you want to remain with us through your admirable Image, you who are our Mother, our health,
and our life. Placing ourselves beneath your maternal gaze, and having recourse to you in all our necessities, we need do
nothing more.
O Holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer us. Amen

Paramedic Becomes Pro-Life After Viewing Post Abortion Body of Unborn Baby

Below is a story of how one person’s experience forever reinforced his belief in the sanctity of life.  

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The incident you are about to read is true.  It took place in a hospital after the infamous US Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade in January 1973.  It involves, a young Philadelphia Firefighter who was training to become a paramedic.

A segment of his three-month paramedic course was a rotation in obstetrics.  Part of this training included how to deliver a baby.  He observed how doctors assisted women during the birth process.

While he was in the delivery area, he walked into a side room.  In that small area, he observed a shocking scene.  Laying on a metal counter top was the fully formed body of a dead baby.  He described the baby’s skin as reddish in color. He didn’t understand how this baby died and what caused the crimson color of the baby’s skin. He then left the side room and asked a staff member how did the baby die. The person told him the baby was aborted.

Since that time, this incident has been etched in his memory.  It was years later that he shared this traumatic story with me.  As one who has been a long time pro-life activist, I knew why the baby’s skin was red.  I told him, since this was a late-term abortion, the baby was killed by the doctor injecting a saline solution into the mother’s womb.  This solution causes the baby to die a slow painful death and in the process burns the baby’s body.

As he matured, his belief that taking an unborn baby’s life by abortion was immoral. His view evolved to become a large part of his moral and ethical beliefs.  This incident is still clearly etched in his memory.  He said when he thinks about abortion and the right to life of the unborn, the picture of that dead baby comes to mind and reinforces his belief in the sanctity of human life.

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:13-14

prayer for the unborn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe Day 3

Third Day – December 6
O Mary, most sorrowful, whose Immaculate Heart, was pierced by seven swords of grief, help me to walk valiantly amid
the sharp thorns strewn across my pathway. Obtain for me the strength to be a true imitator of you. This I ask you, my dear Mother… (Here mention your requests)
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe, that in your heavenly apparitions on the mount of Tepeyac, you
promised to show your compassion and pity towards all who, loving and trusting you, seek your help and call upon you in
their necessities and afflictions. You promised to hear our supplications, to dry our tears, and to give us consolation and
relief.
Never has it been known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left
unaided. Inspired by this confidence, we fly to you, O Mary, ever-Virgin Mother of the true God! Though grieving under the
weight of our sins, we come to prostrate ourselves before you. We fully trust that, standing beneath your shadow and
protection, nothing will trouble or afflict us, nor do we need to fear illness or misfortune, or any other sorrow.
O Virgin of Guadalupe, you want to remain with us through your admirable Image, you who are our Mother, our health,
and our life. Placing ourselves beneath your maternal gaze, and having recourse to you in all our necessities, we need do nothing more. O Holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer us. Amen

 

God’s Precious Gift of Love: Choosing Life for Special Needs Unborn Babies

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Recently, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf vetoed the Down Syndrome Protection Bill passed by the PA House and Senate.  This bill would have saved these precious unborn babies from abortion. Read article here

The following is the story of my encounter with a special family.  They welcomed and embraced not only their unborn child diagnosed with Down syndrome, but made a decision to welcome into their family other children with special needs.

In late 1970, I had the privilege of meeting Florence ‘Floss’ and her husband Sam through my pastor. Floss and Sam had two children. She told me the story of when she became pregnant with their third child.  Her and Sam learned the baby had Down syndrome.  While the diagnosis was concerning and unexpected, they knew that many challenges lay ahead of them.  Little did they know that their precious baby girl would be the impetus that would lead them to a special call from God.

Many of these babies are born with heart defects and other medical issues. Floss told me that some doctors did not want to treat these children.  In their view, it was a waste of their time and resources.  Floss was a fighter and fought for not only her daughter’s right to medical care and educational needs, but also parents fighting the same battles for their special needs children.

So great was their love and concern for this God-given mission, they fostered and then adopted two older children with Down syndrome.  I would visit the family many times and join them in hymn sings.  The children were so filled with joy as they sang their very best in their praise to the Lord.

Years ago, while attending adult night classes at a community college, the professor brought up the issue of abortion. A student said that unborn Down syndrome babies  should be aborted.  I strongly disagreed.  I told him that these children have more love, compassion and acceptance that I had ever experienced from anyone. He was dumbfounded and had no response to my statement. This man’s attitude toward those born with Down syndrome continues to this day.

The unconditional love these special children have for their family, friends and anyone they meet is a gift from God.  In their eyes, no one is a stranger.

Below is a poem I wrote in tribute to Floss and Sam and to parents who chose life for their special needs children.

God’s Gift of Love

The sentence is death, I heard it today
The doctor told Mommy there’s no other way

Please give me a chance Mom to show you God’s reason
His purpose for my life will come in due season

I may not be cute, or charming or bright
My speech may be slow, my limbs not quite right

My gifts may not dazzle, enthrall or bring cheers
It’s God’s love I can give, full of laughter and tears

His plan for my life, a gift from above,
Is just to show others a glimpse of His love

His marvelous love to reach just one soul
Who longs to be loved, accepted, made whole

I wish you could see all the blessings in store
It may not always be easy. Life won’t be a bore.

So Mom, please listen to His voice from above…whispering

“This is a Special Gift of My Love

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A Comprehensive Update on the Stop PP in KCK Campaign

Below is an update from Ron Kelsey, President of Planned Parenthood Exposed detailing the services Planned Parenthood plans to provide as well as what Planned Parenthood Exposed will do to stop them.  

Stop PP in KCK

 

1.  According to Planned Parenthood  their KCK plans include:
·  “Full spectrum of services”
This obviously includes abortion, especially with the Ks Supreme Court ruling that has positioned Ks to become the wild, wild, west for abortion.
·  KCK will be the hub for PP s_x education.
PP targets our youth to promote virtually any type of sexual   activity. WE MUST WATCH OUR SCHOOLS.
·  KCK will serve as a hub for expanded PP grassroots organizing
efforts.

· “Transgender care”
This is a relatively new area for PP to expand their evils –
attempting to destroy even an individual’s true common-sense,
God-given sexual identity. This expands the moral-values-void of PP’s
sexual ideology. PP is morally bankrupt. PP activities
further spread their attack on God’s loving plan for mankind.
The result of PP plans – A Continuous Loop of Evil

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2. There is still no apparent activity at 1854 Minnesota Ave, the location where PP had entered into a lease which we are told has been cancelled. We retain a trust but verify approach in watching this location for any possible PP activity.
3. PP is behind on their stated plan to open a regional KCK abortion clinic in late summer of 2019.
4. PP recently testified in Ks Senate that they are looking at multiple locations in KCK, possibly within 2 miles of downtown KCK. We know that PP targets the inner cities for locations of their killing centers because the inner cities are typically minority populations as is the case of KCK and KCMO. Black and Hispanic populations tend to abort at three times the rate of other groups. A KCK inner city abortion clinic reaches the inner cities of both KCK and KCMO. With I-70 and I-35 nearby a KCK location will serve as a convenient location to promote abortions regionally across multiple states. Additionally, Missouri has done a great job at passing pro-life laws. The last remaining abortion clinic in Missouri is in St. Louis and it is teetering towards closing. Illinois and Kansas are now key to PP plans to offer abortions to Missouri residents.

 

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Stop PP in KCK plans

5. We continue to respectfully request Mayor David Alvey and the UG Commissioners to publicly state that they are opposed to PP opening a clinic in KCK. Moral leadership dictates this but this has not yet occurred. Ron Kelsey has a meeting with Mayor Alvey on Dec 10.

6. Students for Life has recently presented to the UG nearly 600 petitions opposing PP in KCK signed by students of Benedictine College, K-State and St. James Academy. Let’s encourage our area schools including Ward High School and Donnelly College to join in this effort.

7. We continue to promote awareness to the greater KC community of PP plans in KCK. We must engage the public to stand in opposition to the evils of PP!!

8. We must do everything legally possible to oppose PP plans in KCK including promoting enforcement of existing local ordinances and proposing new ordinances.

9. In addition to opposing PP, Kansas City Pregnancy Clinic (KCPC) has been created to establish a location in the central core area of KCK in the same area as identified by PP, serving the inner cities of KCK and KCMO with life-affirming services to women and families faced with unplanned pregnancies. Fundraising efforts are currently underway to open this pregnancy clinic as soon as possible. Donations may be made at www.KCpregnancyclinic.org/donate.

Two sides of the same coin

10.  We should pray for all involved with PP as Jesus calls us to do. Prayer is essential in this spiritual battle. Please include praying specifically for Dr. Brandon Hill, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Great Plains; Rachel Sweet, Regional Director, Public Policy & Organizing for PPGP Votes; and Leslie Butsch, an organizer for PP Great Plains Votes. Pray that they will have a conversion of heart and cease their efforts to establish a PP location in KCK. Let us also pray for the demise of PP.

God in Your infinite mercy, please let us be Your instruments to expose Planned Parenthood.

Jesus tells us to ask and we will receive, seek and we will find, knock and the door will be opened….                      

In faith we ask for the demise of Planned Parenthood and conversion of heart of all who are associated with it.

In hope we seek for the truth to expose the lies of Planned Parenthood.
In love we knock upon the door of justice that it may be opened to the unborn, the youth, the poor, the families and all who are oppressed by the evils of Planned Parenthood.
AMEN.
The Body of Christ must come together to fight the expansion of PP’s Continuous Loop of Evil. This is our opportunity to be pro-active in stopping this evil rather than be only be reactive after a PP KCK regional abortion clinic has been established.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke
As Christians we must not keep our light under a bushel basket. Luke 11:33-36
Will we suffer insults and persecutions by letting our light shine? YES!! But we must not be timid; rather we must be counter cultural as was Jesus. And we should be joyful because Jesus tells us… “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Matthew 5:11-12

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe Day 2

Second Day – December 5
O Mary conceived without sin, I come to your throne of grace to share the fervent devotion of your faithful children who
call upon you under the glorious title of Guadalupe. Obtain for me a lively faith to do your Son’s holy will always: May His
will be done on earth as it is in heaven… (Here mention your requests)
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe, that in your heavenly apparitions on the mount of Tepeyac, you
promised to show your compassion and pity towards all who, loving and trusting you, seek your help and call upon you in
their necessities and afflictions. You promised to hear our supplications, to dry our tears, and to give us consolation and
relief.
Never has it been known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left
unaided. Inspired by this confidence, we fly to you, O Mary, ever-Virgin Mother of the true God! Though grieving under the
weight of our sins, we come to prostrate ourselves before you. We fully trust that, standing beneath your shadow and
protection, nothing will trouble or afflict us, nor do we need to fear illness or misfortune, or any other sorrow.
O Virgin of Guadalupe, you want to remain with us through your admirable Image, you who are our Mother, our health,
and our life. Placing ourselves beneath your maternal gaze, and having recourse to you in all our necessities, we need do
nothing more.
O Holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer us. Amen

Pro-Life Novena by Archbishop Fulton Sheen

 

Recently, the Vatican has approved a pro-life miracle attributed to Archbishop Fulton J Sheen.

He wrote a very powerful novena that is to be prayed for a successful nine months straight

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby [baby’s name] that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion. Amen.

Spiritually adopting a baby in danger of abortion has been a way to remind our family that 2,899 babies die every day by surgical abortion—a number that doesn’t even reflect chemical abortions—and most never receive a name.

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe Day 1

First Day – December 4
Dearest Lady of Guadalupe, fruitful Mother of holiness, teach me your ways of gentleness and strength. Hear my humble
prayer offered with heartfelt confidence to beg this favor… (Here mention your requests)
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe, that in your heavenly apparitions on the mount of Tepeyac, you
promised to show your compassion and pity towards all who, loving and trusting you, seek your help and call upon you in
their necessities and afflictions. You promised to hear our supplications, to dry our tears, and to give us consolation and
relief.
Never has it been known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left
unaided. Inspired by this confidence, we fly to you, O Mary, ever-Virgin Mother of the true God! Though grieving under the
weight of our sins, we come to prostrate ourselves before you. We fully trust that, standing beneath your shadow and
protection, nothing will trouble or afflict us, nor do we need to fear illness or misfortune, or any other sorrow.
O Virgin of Guadalupe, you want to remain with us through your admirable Image, you who are our Mother, our health,
and our life. Placing ourselves beneath your maternal gaze, and having recourse to you in all our necessities, we need do
nothing more.
O Holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer us. Amen