Breaking Through the Abortion Distortion Barriers: Pro-Life Defense 101 with Teresa Tomeo

Whether it’s NPR insisting a baby can’t be called a baby until after it’s born or Hollywood celebs demanding abortion on demand without apology while at the same time insisting McDonald’s end it’s “cruelty” to chickens, the abortion distortion is now out of control.
Despite the huge disconnect and the shocking rhetoric, the language of lies provides huge opportunities for people of life to speak the truth.  Never before, since the 1973 Supreme Court decisions that gave us abortion through nine months of pregnancy, has this issue been discussed. We need to use this as a Romans 8:28 situation and turn obstacles into opportunities to change hearts and minds on the most pressing issue of our day.
Join Teresa Tomeo and her guests, including Fr. Frank Pavone, as they provide simple and effective tools that can be used to defend life. To sign up for the event, Register Here

EWTN Pro-Life Weekly to Feature Cristina Barba of The Culture Project

Tune in TOMORROW to catch our very own Cristina Barba featured on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly to discuss actress Alyssa Milano’s recent call for a “sex strike” following Alabama’s passage of pro-life legislation.

The show will air Thursday (5/16) at 10 pm ET on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly. It will re-air on Sunday (5/19) at 1pm ET.

Quotes on Mother’s Day

On behalf of the bloggers of Voices for Life, we want to wish all of the mothers a Happy Mother’s Day.

I have compiled a list of quotes about motherhood from many staunch pro-lifers. Enjoy.

Mother Mary

Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to Your word.

From Mary, we learn to surrender to God’s will in all things. From Mary, we learn to trust even when all hope seems gone. From Mary, we learn to love Christ her son and the son of God. – JPII

The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the love of a Mother. -St. Therese of Lisieux

In the evening when you go to sleep, hold your beads, doze off reciting them, do like those babies who go to sleep mumbling, “Mamma! Mamma!” – St. Bernadette

Motherhood is more than a stage— it’s a lifelong calling from God. With it, He gives us hearts that love deeply, hands that serve tirelessly, and vision to see His blossoming image in the precious ones entrusted to our care. Unknown

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

“There is no love like a mother’s – she who carries the child that God knits in the womb, she who nourishes and guides, she who teaches and inspires, she who gives of her heart and soul and self for the good and the happiness of her children and her family.” Ronald Reagan

“When liberals say ‘family’, they mean ‘Big Brother in Washington.’ When we say ‘family,’ we mean ‘honor thy father and mother.'” Ronald Reagan

“By abortion, the mother does not learn to love but kills her own child to solve her problems” St. Teresa of Calcutta

“Anything that destroys God’s gift of motherhood destroys His most precious gift to women—the ability to love as a woman.” St. Teresa of Calcutta

There are countless quotes on motherhood, but I know these are the core of what it means to choose life.

Abby Johnson to Protest Planned Parenthood Facility

Six weeks ago, Abby Johnson’s movie Unplanned hit theaters. It became a hit among pro-lifers and pro-choicers. It got people to think.

Like many people in Philadelphia, myself included, are outraged by the actions of Rep. Brian Sims. There is a way we can respond to it. Abby confirmed on her Twitter account that she will be participating in a protest outside of Philadelphia’s largest Planned Parenthood facility this Friday, May 10th.

The event starts at 11AM at Planned Parenthood located at 12th & Locusts Streets.

Come out and stand in solidarity for the unborn and to stand against hate brought about by an elected official.

LET’S TAKE A STAND AGAINST HATRED IN THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE!!!!!!!!!

Abby Johnson

Travel with Monique Ruberu to the Annual Pro-Life Women’s Conference

Summer is around the corner. A time to travel to the beach, mountains, and even a road trip to a big city.

What is better than travel with an awesome Wonder Woman in the pro-life movement?

Dr. Monique Ruberu is going to speak at the annual Pro-Life Women’s Conference to be held from June 21st to the 23rd in New Orleans.

She is to be a part of the OBGYN panel during the conference.

The catch: being surrounded by like-minded women cultivating a culture of life in their city or community like you, making new and amazing friends that will last a lifetime, cross a city off your to visit list, and meeting some pro-life heroes like Abby Johnson and Aimee Murphy.

For more information, visit here to register: ProLife Women’s Conference

Thanks to “Unplanned” Release; Rise in Calls to Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline

The following article was originally written by Christine Rouselle Catholic News Agency on Tuesday, April 9th. It is republished with her permission.

The release and success of the pro-life film “Unplanned” is being credited with an uptick in women seeking information on reversing chemical abortions.

Abortion Pill Rescue Network, run by Heartbeat International’s Option Line, has seen a recent spike in calls from women seeking to reverse their abortions since the film’s release.

Following the release of “Unplanned” in theaters on March 29, the hotline registered a 30 percent increase in calls compared to a normal weekend.

Andrea Trudden, the director of communications and marketing for Heartbeat International, told CNA that the sudden surge of interest was “definitely very interesting.”

“We do believe that [the sudden surge] was attributed to Unplanned, specifically.”

Calls to the hotline have been both from women inquiring about reversing their abortions, and from people interested in learning more about abortion pill reversal and how they can spread the word, said Trudden.

“Unplanned” tells the story of former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director Abby Johnson’s ideological transformation into a pro-life advocate.

In the film, Johnson’s own chemical abortion is featured on screen, and on-screen dialogue explains how such abortions can be reversed. A number shown on screen at the end of the film connects viewers with various resources, including the Abortion Pill Rescue Network.

The APRN was founded in 2012 and merged into Heartbeat International last year. The spike in interest following the release of “Unplanned” is part of a trend of continually rising interest.

With Heartbeat International’s involvement, a live chat feature was introduced to the APRN website. Since that addition, the group says it has seen the number of calls per month quadruple.

Trudden explained to CNA that calls to the APRN hotline have to be screened, but that women are then connected to medical professionals who can work with a caller to reverse the effects of the abortion pill.

A chemical abortion is a two-step process that involves the ingestion of two drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol. The first drug, mifepristone, effectively starves the unborn baby by blocking the effects of the hormone progesterone. The second drug, misoprostol, is taken up to two days later and induces labor.

The abortion can be reversed after a woman takes mifepristone, but before she takes misoprostol—though this must be done quickly, Trudden explained.

If an ultrasound confirms the unborn baby is still viable, the mother is given a large dose of progesterone to reverse the effects of mifepristone, with additional doses of progesterone needed throughout the first trimester.

As part of the process, APRN also refers all women to a help center for support throughout the remainder of the pregnancy.

Trudden told CNA that there’s a “64-68 percent success rate” for women seeking to reverse their chemical abortions.

A study of successfully reversed abortions indicated good health outcomes for the children, Trudden said, with no increase in birth defects and even an overall lower preterm delivery rate than the general population.

Since 2012, when the APRN was established, more than 500 babies have been born after their abortions were reversed. Trudden told CNA that there are currently 150 women expecting babies in the near future after reversing their abortions.

Chuck Kozelman, co-writer and director of “Unplanned,” called the increase in the number of women seeking to reverse their abortions “wonderful.”

“We are in a moment of heightened awareness that abortion is the termination of a human being,” Kozelman told CNA.

“Many women who have chosen abortion wish they could go back and change their decision. What we’re seeing is that many of the women who still are capable of reversing that decision are doing so, and we think it’s wonderful.”