ADORABLE: Video of Big Brother Singing to Baby Brother with Down Syndrome Goes Viral

People with Down syndrome are living longer, healthier, more independent lives than ever before, and virtually all of them report being happy with themselves and their lives. 

Down Syndrome Baby with Big Brother

Below is an extraordinary story about a special family and the  love between a brother and his newborn sibling.  It was posted in Life Action News by Cassy Fiano-Chesser.   

The sweet bond of two brothers was on full display in a video that’s gone viral on Facebook. In it, a loving big brother cradled his newborn brother, who has Down syndrome, and sang Dan + Shay’s “10,000 Hours” to him. It’s yet another poignant reminder that love doesn’t count chromosomes.

The boys’ mother, Nicole Powell, posted the video in December. “This is how Rayce bonds with Tripp,” she wrote on Facebook. “He sings to him all the time. He swear this song is about him and his brother. He’s singing, ‘I’d spend 10,000 hours, and 10,000 more if that’s what it takes to learn that sweet heart of yours. I might never get there but I’m going to try if it’s 10,000 hours or the rest of my life, I’m going to love you.’ Love doesn’t count chromosomes, or as Rayce says, ‘Aren’t we all different?’”

In an interview with local news affiliate THV11, the Powells explained the difficult process of getting to the happy place they are now, with doctors saying Tripp would have a very poor quality of life. “They recommended we terminate the pregnancy, and I said absolutely not,” JJ Grieves, Tripp’s father, said. And he hopes that Rayce’s example will help other people learn to become more accepting. “He’s the same as the rest of us,” Grieves said. “He just takes a little longer to learn, a little more caring, a little bit more loving, but isn’t that what the world needs?”

Rayce isn’t the only sibling who is showing love to their baby brother. “When we first learned about our son Tripp’s Down Syndrome diagnosis while I was pregnant we told our oldest boys Jayce and Rayce about it,” Powell wrote on Facebook. “Later that night I checked Jayces snap chat because I saw he uploaded a photo and I saw this. On his own he googled Down syndrome and made his own ‘ribbon’. I was only 6 months pregnant at the time so of course the tears flew.

Then we had Tripp and told us, ‘I made him something during free time in class. I have it in my desk, I’ve been waiting until he was born to bring it to him.’ Again it was the same ribbon. So we knew we had to get him some stickers made for his bmx bike. I couldn’t have picked better big brothers for our sweet boy! (I know his big sisters will be just as amazing to him to!)”

UPDATE, 01/10/2020: After the video of Rayce singing to Tripp, his baby brother with Down syndrome, went viral, country music stars Dan + Shay responded. The duo, who recorded the song, took to social media to thank the Powell family — and give them a surprise of their own, too!

Click here to read the rest of Nicole Powell’s story and the country music stars’ surprise

Pro-Lifers Remember Legacy of John Stanton, 6 Years After His Death

On Saturday, 200 pro-lifers came together to honor the legacy of John Stanton, the founder of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia. They also honored his wife, Harriet who passed away last June.

Those in attendance heard sermons, prayed, and even sang to honor his lifelong legacy.

Dr. Monique Ruberu shared how a college student prayed hard for a baby to be saved during his time outside of one of the abortion facilities in Philadelphia as she encouraged everyone to bring love to the sidewalk when praying in front of the abortion facilities as 40 Days for Life is soon upon us.

Pastor Herb Lusk reminded those in attendance to come from “a place of love”. With it, love can move mountains and work wonders. He also urged a call out to his fellow black people to come out and help defend life.

Kathy Barnette shared her testimony. She is a former commentator for Fox News. In her talk, she raised awareness on the fact that African Americans are more likely to be murdered by abortion than gun violence, AIDs, and the KKK combined as they make up more than 30% of abortion victims in the United States. She urged everyone to pray for her as she is running for Congress this election cycle. She is also a published author as her book was released on Amazon.

Prior to 1030 mass at Holy Redeemer, Dennis Stanton offered a few words on his late grandfather. He summed up his life with one word, legacy. His legacy grew on the impact, both seen and unseen, he had on others from his 12 children, 45 grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren to his tight grip, like a falcon, on his life and faith that he lived all through his life. That firm “grip” is now seen in his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren every day.

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition Invites Everyone to Attend the 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign in Warminster, Pa.

Spring Campaign

Warminster Planned Parenthood
610 Louis Drive
Warminster, PA.

The Spring 40 Days for Life Campaign begins on Wednesday, February 26.  The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition encourages all pro-life residents  to attend this peaceful prayer vigil.  Our hope is that through our prayers, and with God’s help we can end abortion at the Warminster Planned Parenthood and throughout the country.

To sign up in for this campaign contact Melissa Chapman, Coordinator for the Warminster 40 Days for Life Campaign at hemler.chapman@1791.com  or register on-line using this link.    This campaign also has a page on Facebook.   Use this link to ‘like’ this page and keep up-to-date on what is happening during the 40 Days for Life Campaign.

Campaign Opening Mass

We invite everyone to a  Mass for Life to kick off the 40 Days for Life Campaign in Warminster, Pennsylvania  on Tuesday night, February 25th at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 605 West Street Road in Warminster, Pa.   After the Mass we will gather at the Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive for a short prayer vigil. (see more information on the flyer below).  

40DFL Kickoff Mass Flyer

Midway Life Chain

This year, as part of the 40 Days for Life Campaign, we will have a Life Chain in Warminster on Sunday, March 22nd from 2:30 – 3:30 pm, beginning at Louis Drive on Street Road and going west towards Old York Road. (see more information on the flyer below)

Life Chain Flyer

 

Pro-life Democrats ‘Fed Up’ with Party’s ‘Abortion Extremism’

Kristen Day, executive director of Democrats for Life of America, has threatened to withdraw support from candidates who would exclude pro-life Democrats from the party.

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In a recent exchange between Pete Buttigieg and Kristen Day of Democrats for Life, the presidential candidate admitted the pro-life position was not welcome in the Democrat party.  Below is a report from Thomas Williams, Ph. posted in Breitbart News about this encounter and its ramifications.

“We’ve had enough,” Ms. Day told Catholic News Agency (CNA) this week following an encounter with presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg who said he would be willing to live without the support of pro-life voters in order to maintain his total support for abortion-on-demand.

As Breitbart News reported, Buttigieg told Ms. Day that there is no room for the pro-life position in the Democrat Party and that he would never support any restrictions on abortion.

“I am pro-choice, and I believe that a woman ought to be able to make that decision,” Buttigieg said in a Fox News town hall in Iowa when questioned by Day regarding the party’s diversity and inclusion of pro-life people.

In her interview with CNA, Day expressed her dismay over the Democrats’ utter subservience to the abortion industry, noting that pro-life Democrats are simply “fed up.”
These presidential candidates “are so afraid of the abortion lobby” that they will make no room for pro-life Democrats, she said, because “they’re afraid that they’re going to lose all their money and support.”

“I just wanted to know if he [Buttigieg] thought there was room for us in the party. And he doesn’t,” she said.

Ms. Day said that pro-life Democrats need to show more muscle when dealing with the party leadership.

“We need pro-life Democrats all over the country to go to these candidates and ask the question: Do you want pro-life Democrats in the party? Because if not, we won’t vote for you,” she said.

Day also told CNA that Democratic activists are very vocal about their support for abortion but do not faithfully represent the rank-and-file, which is more divided on the issue.

When it comes down to the details of abortion policy, many Democrats cannot be classified as “pro-abortion,” she said.

While many describe themselves as pro-choice, regarding legal abortion for all nine months of pregnancy or the removal of safety regulations of abortion clinics, “when it comes right down to it, most people agree with me,” Day said.

The party’s “abortion extremism,” she said, “is not going to be a good long-term strategy for them.”

Ms. Day had already condemned her party’s radical pro-abortion platform prior to the 2016 presidential elections, which saw pro-abortion Hillary Clinton defeated by Donald Trump.

Day said that some Democrats had phoned her to say they would not vote for Hillary Clinton because of her extreme pro-abortion stance.

“This platform’s language just says (to pro-lifers) you are no longer welcome,” Ms. Day said at the time. “This has been the general message pro-life Democrats are receiving across the country.”

Click here to Breitbart article

The Leader of the Free World Came to the March for Life

“Young people are the heart of the March for Life. And it’s your generation that is making America the pro-family, pro-life nation.” – President Donald Trump

Pro Woman ProLife

The following is by Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.

The leader of the Free World came to the March for Life—and we as a nation will never be the same.

“For 47 years, Americans of all backgrounds have traveled from across the country to stand for life. And today as President of the United States, I am truly proud to stand with you,” President Trump said last Friday.

Through the power of his words, the President has raised the visibility of the March for Life—and the pro-life cause in general. Truly, there is nothing like the bully pulpit to inspire and engage the American people.

Read more

 

WATCH: Here’s the 30-Second Pro-Life Super Bowl Commercial Fox Rejected

“Abortion advocates need to look these survivors in the eye and come to terms with the fact that they are human, that their lives matter, and that choice is more than a word: it’s a person,” Lyric Gillett, founder Faces of Choice

Third Trimester Abortion Survivor

The following Life News story by Micaiah Bilger reports on a pro-life Super Bowl ad rejected by Fox Sports.

The 30-second pro-life ad that FOX Sports rejected for Sunday’s Super Bowl does not even mention the word “abortion.”

Produced by the new Faces of Choice pro-life organization, the ad was created to air during the big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. It shows people who have survived abortions asking the question, “Can you look me in the eye and tell me that I shouldn’t be alive?”

The simple, yet profound ad makes people think about the injustice of abortion without mentioning the word. Through the faces and words of abortion survivors, it exposes the undeniable, ugly truth that an abortion kills a unique human life.

But FOX rejected their stories for the Super Bowl – and chose to run a controversial ad featuring drag queens instead.

Lyric Gillett, the 28-year-old founder of Faces of Choice and producer of the ad, said the network gave them the run-around for months before it finally told them “no.”

This week, a FOX spokesperson told the Washington Times that they sold out of ad space early and could not fit in the Faces of Choice commercial.

But Gillett said they were led to believe that there was still ad space. She said they answered multiple questions from the network and provided various requested documents. At one point, she said the network told them that they would receive an answer by the end of November.

“FOX’s response would have been acceptable in November but we have been working with their legal team since July, so executives claiming ad space was not available is intentionally deceptive,” she said. “Faces of Choice provided every answer and documentation the legal team requested and though the network has every right to decide which advertisers to accept, stringing along an eager advertiser who met every demand is professionally shady.”

Within just a few days, more than 100,000 people sent messages to FOX asking the network to air the ad, Gillett said.

Pro-life advocates have noted that FOX found no problem with running another controversial ad during the big game. A Sabra hummus commercial scheduled to air features two drag queens/LGBTQ activists.

Monica Cole of One Million Moms told One News Now that the network has a double standard.

“They approved of this particular [drag queen] commercial to air when children are watching the Super Bowl and they know that they’re watching,” she said.
But FOX rejected the abortion survivors’ ad.

Life News report continues here

Patty’s Page Special – Coverage of the 2020 Northeast Indiana March for Life

Indiana March for Life

 

Below is a video from Patty Hunter Host of Patty’s Page TV Show covering the annual March for Life in Northeast Indiana which took place on January 18th. 

 Patty’s Page,  is a long-running TV show on Access Fort Wayne, a public access television station in Indiana that covers the city of Fort Wayne and all of Allen County, with a potential viewing audience of 250,000 people. It has been on the air weekly since 2010, with well over 400 episodes completed. Patty’s Page recently won a 2018 Philo Festival of Media Arts Award for Best Magazine Program for Non-professionals. Patty’s Page can be seen weekly on Saturdays at 5:30pm and Sundays at 1:30am and 9:30am on Comcast 55 or Frontier 25.  You can find Patty’s Page on Facebook using this link.  

 

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Pastor Confirms: “The Bible Makes it Clear Human Life Begins at Conception and All Human Life is Precious”

The truth is undeniable, whether a person is a Christian or not. Unborn babies are precious, valuable human beings who deserve to be protected.

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It’s undeniable that the Bible and science agree that human life begins at conception.  Many years ago, my nine-year old grandson was watching TV when he heard the word ‘abortion’.  He asked me, “What’s abortion?.  I told him the meaning in simple language.  He made a very direct statement I will never forget, “Mom-mom that’s wrong”.  If a nine-year old can declare that abortion is ‘wrong’ how can adults who support killing unborn babies deny the reality that abortion is WRONG.  Terry Noble

Below is an article by Micaiah Bilger in Life News.  It concerns a pastor who takes up the issue of Biblical truth about the sacredness of human life and science confirming that life begins at conception.

Pastor Robert Kujawski believes the Bible is clear about abortion – and science is, too.
In a column for the Herald Times Reporter, the Lutheran pastor explained why he believes every human life is valuable and why he has hope for the future.

“There is a major battle being waged regarding this issue. On the one hand, we have politicians who are espousing allowing a mother and her doctor to kill the child even after a baby is born. Many of these same politicians and activists openly oppose and threaten to veto attempts to curb abortion practice,” wrote Kujawski, the pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

“On the other hand, some states, most dramatically Alabama, have now passed laws making it once again illegal to perform an abortion,” he continued.
Though tens of millions of babies have been killed in abortions, Kujawski said there is hope for the future when people really seek the truth.

“The Bible makes it clear that human life begins at conception and that all human life is precious,” he said.  Even those who are not Christians need only to look to science to realize that abortion is an injustice, he wrote.

Kujawski continued:

Reexamine the science. Our society is constantly telling us that in many issues facing us that science is what must be considered first and foremost. So what does biology tell us about what is growing inside a pregnant woman? As in other sciences, our understanding of biology has grown by leaps and bounds between 1973 and 2020. Have the scientific advances shown us that the child growing inside of a woman is more or less of a human being than was thought in 1973?

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I think you will find that the answer is obvious to any impartial observer.
He challenged Americans to read the testimonies to the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade and to research the history of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in America.

“Observe how assurances that abortion would be rare or would not be used as birth control have proven untrustworthy,” Kujawski said. “Reread the history of Planned Parenthood and discover the underlying philosophy of its founder — you will probably be surprised.”

The truth is clear when people search for the truth. Unborn babies are unique, valuable human beings from the moment their lives come into existence, the moment of conception. Abortion destroys their lives, and the abortion industry profits from their deaths.

The truth is undeniable, whether a person is a Christian or not. Unborn babies are precious, valuable human beings who deserve to be protected.

Life News article continues here

Why Join 40 Days for Life?

The Spring 2020 40 Days for Life vigil will be kicking off in less than a month – even though we know it certainly won’t feel like Spring for those us manning vigil hours outside abortion centers here in my home blogpic3state of Pennsylvania. There are people who sign up for every vigil and for their participation we are most grateful. But for someone new to the pro-life movement, for someone who recently has learned about 40 Days – perhaps through the movie Unplanned – what are some of the reasons to join us in this campaign?

Well for those of you in PA, and in particular in the Philadelphia area here is a number of reasons: 30,364. There were 30,364 babies whose cause of death was abortion in Pennsylvania in 2018. And over 40 percent of these babies were killed in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburban counties. So, there are 30,364 reasons right there. You are not only praying for the end of abortion outside these centers but also proclaiming publicly to those who work in the abortion industry as well as to all who are driving by that life is valuable, even though our federal and state laws mirror a different message.

If one of these little angels were to appear before us, in our midst at a rally or march, I am sure her first words to us would not be “how does a bill become a law?” or “what is the Supreme Court?”. No, she would not be looking for a civics lesson to justify her death. I guarantee her first words would be “what happened to me?” and “couldn’t any of you stop it?”

The 40 Days for Life campaign is an opportunity for us to try to stop “it” – ABORTION! Just one hour is all that coordinators all over the world are asking for during a 40-day time span. Readers of this blog all have their own personal stories to tell of their involvement over the years to put an end to abortion. Participation in 40 Days is an opportunity to either begin your story or add to your story.  Please take some time to visit the 40 Days for Life website to learn about not only your local vigils but vigils all over the world. There will be Saves outside of abortion centers this Spring because of the presence of witnesses like you, and we may not ever know for sure which lives we have affected. But if you are not there, it is a lost opportunity to change someone’s mind. Don’t let this Spring be 40 days of lost opportunities.

SE PA 40 Days for Life:

https://www.40daysforlife.com/chester-county

https://www.40daysforlife.com/norristown

https://www.40daysforlife.com/northeast-philadelphia

https://www.40daysforlife.com/philadelphia

https://www.40daysforlife.com/philadelphia-appletree

https://www.40daysforlife.com/warminster

 

David Platt says He Needed to ‘Repent’ for not Preaching on Abortion as Younger Pastor

David Platt

The following article is from the Christian Post.  Sadly, too many of our clergy feel or felt the same as he and I truly believe it is why over 61 million children have lost their lives, just in the USA.   There is nothing political about a  child, born or preborn being sacrificed through abortion or infanticide.  This is a moral and human rights issue, rights that were endowed by our Creator for all humankind. 

WASHINGTON — Popular megachurch pastor and author David Platt, who at one point was the youngest megachurch pastor in the United States, says that there was a time in his life when he needed to “repent” for not preaching enough on abortion as a younger pastor.

“There was a point as a pastor when I just kind of stayed away from abortion [because I’d think] that’s a political issue,” Platt, the lead pastor of McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia, and author of Radical, told CP. “But I got really convicted. Far before it is any kind of political issue, it is a biblical issue that God speaks really clear about the value of life.”

Read the full article here