VOICES FOR LIFE SEEKING BLOGGERS

Voices for Life is looking for any college, high school, and even young adults who are passionate about the pro-life message to join our team.

We have been getting attention through our social media outlets to the point that we are getting a following on a national level.

Requirements:

Have a background in journalism/ media/ or anything related

Blog 1-2x a week regarding pro-life issues

Share our content on social media outlets

Pitch to the team ideas for review (media discussing the pro-life message in it), interview, and even reflections

No experience is needed. However, we welcome your ideas to help us grow.

A creative and open mind is a plus

Email Patricia Dowling at defendlife@voices4life.blog or Mickey Kelly mickeykelly96@gmail.com if interested.

Note: This is an internship and may help you in your professional development

Dozens of Legislators Demand Update on Investigation into Planned Parenthood

Members of Congress want a progress report after the latest undercover videos showed the abortion giant acknowledging ‘trafficking human fetal tissue from aborted infants.

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The following report from Life Site News concerning the sale of fetal body parts was authored by Martin Burger.  

A group of over 60 members of Congress asked the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide “an update on the status of the Department’s investigation into Planned Parenthood and its affiliates,” as well as “an explanation of steps it is taking to prioritize the enforcement of fetal trafficking laws altogether.”

The legislators sent their letter to U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr on June 26 after the release of a video by the Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood executives admitting under oath to selling body parts of aborted babies.

“In a shocking compilation of incriminating testimonies released in May, Planned Parenthood executives openly admit to trafficking human fetal tissue from aborted infants,” the letter pointed out. “For instance, uncovered exchanges in the video footage between Dorothy Furgerson, MD, the Director of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (PPMM), and research company, StemExpress, outline a contract for PPMM to sell fetal body parts to StemExpress at a rate of $65 per usable specimen.”

Not mentioned by the members of Congress, the video also showed how Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), while under investigation in 2015, told Congress that its Gulf Coast affiliate (PPGC) in Houston had “rebuffed” an undercover proposal to sell fetal livers for $750 per liver and $1,600 for liver/thymus pairs. But Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast senior director of abortion access Tram Nguyen testified that she “wanted to move forward with it,” as documented in contemporaneous emails between her and PPGC regional director Dyann Santos.

According to the more than 60 legislators, these admissions are “not only morally repugnant, to strip an unborn child for parts and sell them to the highest bidder, it is also a federal crime.”

In fact, federal law “clearly states that it is illegal for any person to ‘solicit or knowingly acquire, receive, or accept a donation of human fetal tissue for valuable consideration.’”

Life Site News article continues

Happy 4th of July

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Thomas Jefferson

Those words can be no further from the truth in the 21st Century. Even our founding fathers knew that right to life cannot be infringed. Sadly, that has been the case from Roe V Wade to scandals surrounding covid-19 positive patients in nursing homes and everything in between. Life is being infringed because statesmen, lawyers, judges, doctors, and even wealthy people can play God.

Our founding fathers risked their lives for giving up our freedom. Today, it is pushed to the back burner due to political correctness and even the popularity of marxist ideologies among younger people. 20% of Americans do not even know one signer of the Declaration of Independence, yet they can tell you about Che Guevara.

Let us never forget why we celebrate Independence Day. It’s more than BBQ, beach excursions, and fireworks. It is a day we celebrate America becoming a nation under God. Ronald Reagan once made the remark that if America forgets that their nation is under God, they will falter. He was right.

Our nation is so divided. We need to ask God to pour out his precious blood over our land and plead for him to heal it.

Suggestions To Celebrate the 4th

  1. Pray the Patriotic Rosary. Substitute the quotes with a reflection or scripture
  2. Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Offer it for the intention of the restoration of faith in America for every state. Example: Have mercy on Pennsylvania and on the whole world.
  3. Read the Declaration of Independence
  4. Learn about the Catholic roots of the Declaration of Independence
  5. Educate your family, friends, and even neighbors on the importance of life being an inalienable right.
  6. Offer communion, mass, and even Holy Hour for the reparations made against America.

On behalf of the Voices for Life team, we want to wish our fellow Americans a safe, Coll, and blessed Independence Day Weekend.

May God Bless and Save America

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD” Psalm 33:12

New Florida Law Protects Babies From Infanticide, But Planned Parenthood Opposed It

Demonstrating their loyalty to the billion-dollar abortion industry, Democrats blocked the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act at least 80 times last year

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The following is a Life News article by Miciah Bilger.  It’s concerns a Florida law that protects babies who survive abortion.  

Florida Lawmakers added new protections for babies who survive abortions this week as growing evidence indicates that viable babies are born alive in botched abortions every year in the U.S.

Tampa Bay News 10 reports Florida already has a law in place that requires abortionists and support staff to provide medical care to a baby who is born alive from a botched abortion and transport the baby to a hospital. 

But the new law, signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday, increases the penalties for failing to provide that basic care.

Florida Senate Bill 404 makes it a third-degree felony for a doctor or medical worker to neglect to provide care to a baby who survives an abortion. Previously, the penalty was a misdemeanor.

“This law sends a clear message that here in Florida, we will do everything we can to prevent the abomination of infanticide in our state,” Senate President Bill Galvano said after the governor signed the law. “When a child miraculously survives this brutal medical procedure, that child’s life must be preserved and treated with great respect and care. The penalty for refusing to provide medical care to an infant struggling for life should be significant.”

Galvano thanked state Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, the lead sponsor, for her courageous leadership on the pro-life law.

Earlier this year, a Fox News investigation found that 40 known abortion survivors were documented in just three states between 2016 and 2018, including 19 in Florida. It is not clear from the report if any of the babies survived.

Abortions are legal for any reason up to 24 weeks of pregnancy in Florida. Premature babies now are surviving at 21 weeks of pregnancy, and, in 2018, the state reported 213 abortions at or after 21 weeks of pregnancy.

Despite the evidence, the abortion chain Planned Parenthood fought aggressively against the legislation. Stephanie Fraim, who runs the Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida affiliate, claimed the law threatens “a reinterpretation of our constitutional right to privacy and the right to a safe and legal abortion in Florida.”

But the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops and other pro-life leaders praised lawmakers for supporting the life-saving legislation, according to the Catholic News Service.

“As Catholics, we condemn abortion as a grave injustice that denies the fundamental human right to life. However, as long as abortion is legal, we support measures such as parental consent that will reduce the grave harm it inflicts,” they said in a statement.

Stargel’s law also requires a girl under 18 to have at least one parent’s permission before going through with an abortion. The bill includes exceptions for medical emergencies and allows a judge to grant permission instead of a parent.

Meanwhile, growing evidence indicates that babies are born alive in botched abortions every year in the U.S. Earlier this week, Minnesota, one of only a few states that keeps data on abortion survivors, reported three babies survived abortions in 2019.

Life News article continues here

Chief Justice Sells Out Pro-Life Movement in Crucial Landmark Decision

Chief Justice John Roberts, an appointee of George W Bush, has done it again.

Today, Roberts cast the deciding vote that struck down a Louisiana Pro-Life Law that holds abortion facilities to the same standards as a regular medical center.

His decision to side with the pro-abortion side of our nation’s highest court has sent shockwaves to the pro-life movement.

It is clear that Roberts has betrayed the cause. How and why could he do this? Even he is willing to give abortionists a free pass while turning the other way when victims are scourged by the heinous act of abortion.

This decision will no question play a pivotal role at the polls this November.

MOVIE REVIEW: JUST MERCY

Voices for Life is posting its first review pertaining to entertainment and literature. We hope to review many mediums that cultivates a message regarding the buildup of the culture of life from womb to tomb.

Recently, a movie called Just Mercy (same title as the novel) came out that tackled the issue of the Death Penalty. The catch is that a wrongly convicted man was incarcerated and sentenced to die from a faulty and unjust justice system.

That is where Bryan Stevenson (played by Michael C Jordan) comes in as he interviews many death row inmates. One particular case, which was the focus of this movie, is that of Walter McMillian (played by Jamie Foxx).

McMillian was placed on death row for a murder he did not commit. The only reason he was convicted is because of a systematic racism that existed in Alabama’s court of law. Much of his case was based on false testimonies.

In addition to McMillian, Stevenson helps in the appeal for many other wrongful convicted inmates through the Equal Justice Initiative, which helped those who are poor who cannot pay legal fees.

This is a timely movie. It shows how our justice system has failed African Americans by giving them harsh sentences. We need to change the system where every person is even fair treatment for the crimes they’ve committed.

Even the death penalty is wrong. It murders a person, guilty or not of a crime. Incarcerated inmates are humans and deserve equal protection just as much as the unborn, elderly, migrant, immigrant, and every other human being on the face of the earth.

The movie is available On Demand, Apple TV (It is free until the end of June.) available on DVD.

2 Minute Action Item to Save Unborn Lives

The following is from Ron Kelsey, President, Planned Parenthood Exposed located in Kansas City, Kansas.  Click on the link in the post below to see what you can do to help save unborn lives. 

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As we continue our battle to Stop Planned Parenthood in KCK, pro-life forces have countered PP by opening Kansas City Pregnancy Clinic (KCPC) which offers life-affirming options to women at risk of choosing abortion.

You can help abortion-risk women be aware of the existence of KCPC by simply going to the KCPC website. Doing so will increase the visibility of KCPC when abortion-risk women do web searches.

Take 2 minutes and go to www.kcpregnancyclinic.org . Your 2 minutes could help save lives!!! Thank you.

 

We Don’t Need Cowards or Politicians. . .We Need BISHOPS!

The following is from Judie Brown of American Life League.

Shepherds lead from the front; goatherds lead from behind. 

There has been a lot of commentary about Bishop Robert Barron’s insistence that the laity — and not the bishops — should be providing clarity during times of crisis.  

So let me give you a vivid example of the rank cowardice we have among the Catholic bishops today. 

What follows is a statement made in May 2020 from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops which — if they actually published something like this — would give pro-life Catholics across America a great deal of courage:

“Our hearts are wounded for the many souls mourned as African American communities across the nation are being disproportionately infected with and dying from the impact of Planned Parenthood. We raise our voices to urge state and national leaders to examine the generational and systemic structural conditions that make Planned Parenthood especially deadly to African American communities.

“We stand in support of all communities struggling under the weight Planned Parenthood has had not only on their physical health, but on their livelihoods, especially front line medical and sanitation workers, public safety officers, and those in the service industry. We are praying fervently for an end to abortion, and for physical health for all, and emotional healing amongst all who have lost loved ones.”

The problem? 

They never issued a statement going after Planned Parenthood or abortion.  They issued this statement about COVID-19.

If the Catholic bishops can be so adamantly clear during a pandemic that has killed 121,000 Americans, why can’t they be just as strong (if not STRONGER) in the face of the 2,363 abortions committed every day in America?!

Now it has been 103 days since the COVID-19 lockdowns began.  COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 121,000 Americans.  In 103 days, the abortion industry has murdered 271,508 babies.

This, Bishop Barron, is the problem.  We don’t need cowards.  We don’t need more politicians.  We need BISHOPS unafraid to live and defend the GOSPEL. 

How much longer will the Catholic bishops be silent in the face of the greatest sin this nation has ever committed in the eyes of God? 

If Barron is asking the laity to lead, then the laity is begging our Catholic bishops to ENFORCE CANON 915.

Updates from Planned Parenthood Exposed

The following updates are from Ron Kelsey, President  of Planned Parenthood Exposed in Kansas City, Kansas.

Quick Updates

 

1. Planned Parenthood continues to promote Medicaid
Expansion in Ks.

    This is because Medicaid Expansion will, in all probability,
significantly expand Medicaid-funded abortions due to the Ks
Supreme Court ruling . PP failed in 2020. They will be back
in 2021. Value Them Both must be passed by the voters –
not just the legislature – to prevent Medicaid-funded
abortions.

2. Positive development on the status of 1854 Minnesota Ave
where PP had a lease but the lease was subsequently
canceled because of your efforts. It is now for rent.

for Rent
For Rent sign is now on the property.

We will continue to take a trust but verify approach to affirm
that PP is not going to rent this facility. We are unaware of
any specific locations that PP is now considering. In the
mean time…

3. GREAT NEWS!!! – Kansas City Pregnancy Clinic is opening
this July in the Mercy and Truth medical building located
at 721 N. 31st St in KCK.

KCPC
Thanks to all who helped make this happen.