Unethical Study Manufactures Results

The truth has been twisted to such a degree
it more resembles a pretzel than a research finding.

Abortion-Pill-Rescue

This is a hard hitting expose of a study done on abortion pill reversal.  It’s authored by Bradley Mattes of Life Issues Institute and uncovers the pro-abortion agenda of the researchers.

The chemical abortion pill is growing in use and may soon outpace surgical abortion. This evolving trend demonstrates why the Abortion Pill Reversal network of medical professionals is vital to saving babies and protecting their mothers.

A so-called study was underway to examine the effectiveness of progesterone to reverse a chemical abortion when a mother changed her mind. However, critics say its unspoken goal was to actually undermine the progesterone protocol.

But the process backfired and further underscored the need for added protections for women subjected to chemical abortion.

The study’s credibility was suspect from the start and many expected its conclusion would result in a preconceived notion that abortion pill reversal is “junk science.” Consider the bias of its authors. All five are dedicated pro-abortion advocates. Mitchell D. Creinin, is an abortionist and paid consultant with Danco Laboratories which manufactures mifepristone, the chemical abortion pill. Laura Dalton is an employee of Planned Parenthood of Arizona. Collectively, Planned Parenthood is the largest chain of abortion facilities in America and the most aggressive lobbyist for extreme pro-abortion laws on both the federal and state level. Melody Y. Hou, Rachel Steward, and Melissa J. Chen have all been or are currently abortionists.

The study’s goal was to enroll 40 pregnant women who had previously decided to have a surgical abortion. After consenting to a chemical abortion and receiving the mifepristone, the women were selected randomly to be given progesterone to attempt reversing the chemical abortion or a placebo. Those whose babies were still alive after two weeks were promised a surgical abortion.

The purpose of this ethically bankrupt research was to determine if a drug effectively saves the lives of babies, and if so, they guarantee mothers a dead child in the end.
After 12 women had been enrolled, researchers abruptly ended the study because of serious health concerns for those participating. Three women experienced “severe hemorrhage requiring ambulance transport to hospital.” One lost enough blood to require a transfusion.

A critical distinction that most media outlets have not made or highlighted is that two of the three women who experienced medical emergencies were given the placebo – that is, the only active drug they received and were suffering from was the mifepristone chemical abortion drug. One had been given progesterone. The potential of lethal blood loss has been an ever-present concern with chemical abortion. The study’s hasty demise underscores the need for the FDA to more closely scrutinize Danco’s death drug.

Website: Life Issues Institute

 

Pro-Lifers Attend Annual Peace in the Womb and Christmas Caroling at Warminster Planned Parenthood

 

Warminster Peace in WombChristmas Caroling at Peace in the Womb Event, December 13, 2019, Warminster Planned Parenthood 

On Friday morning in near freezing temperatures, 35 pro-lifers gathered in front of Warminster Planned Parenthood.  They came to the annual Peace in the Womb event to  observe the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and pray for an end to abortion.

Sandy Slater, president of Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition, began the event by introducing Pastor Chuck Wilson of New Hope Community Church.

Pastor Chuck Wilson
Pastor Chuck Wilson, New Hope Community Church

Pastor Chuck opened with a prayer followed by a powerful, encouraging message.  He spoke about the importance of intercessory prayer in defeating abortion, especially at abortion sites. He mentioned the impact the movie Unplanned had on changing hearts and minds about the killing of unborn babies . Prayer warriors standing in front of abortion sites has resulted in many women choosing life for their babies. He also shared the satanic influence that is behind the abortion industry.  Pastor Wilson stressed that our presence and prayers are essential in defeating the evil of abortion.

Christmas Caroling brought to mind the Biblical account of Jesus’ birth: a miraculous ‘unexpected’ pregnancy, Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem, angels announcing the Savior’s birth to shepherds, the joy and holiness of that silent night.  Singing these joyful hymns about the sacred birth of Jesus was in sharp contrast to the evil of killing unborn babies taking place inside Warminster Planned Parenthood.

Longtime pro-lifer, Patrick Stanton, spoke about the importance of our presence and prayers at Warminster Planned Parenthood.  His late father, John Stanton, was known as the father of the pro-life movement in Southeast Pennsylvania.  Patrick shared the great need for intercessors and sidewalk counselors at two abortion sites in center city Philadelphia.  Mike McMonagle of the Pro-Life Coalition of PA urged everyone to become informed about pending legislation on pro-life issues.

Participants were invited for refreshments and fellowship at the VFW Hall following the close of the program.  This event was sponsored locally by the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition  and nationally by the Pro-Life Action League.

Another Peace in the Womb event took place at Planned Parenthood at Comly Road and Roosevelt Blvd. in NE Philly on Saturday, November 14th. They stood in the rain as they prayed and sang Christmas Carols in celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Anita Flynn, Voices for Life blogger, reported there were 21 pro-lifers who participated.

Below are photos of the gathering and a sign with a powerful pro-life message.

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Birthday Reflection

It appears that another calendar year will soon draw to a close.

While many people will be celebrating either Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, I throw in one additional day to the December mayhem (I celebrate Christmas)… My birthday.

I recently began looking back at 30 years of my life. What did I find? Oh, it would be equivalent to a photo album. Not only would you find memories from the moment I was born, but it also contains the many lessons, destinations, achievements, and times God was with me. It has not been an easy road.

It is a blessing that I have lived for thirty years. I do not know what the next thirty will take me to, but I know God will show me the way. He is my deliverer.

Talents

I have written articles, blog posts, screenplays, and soon to be a published novel. God wants me to use it to share it with others to build a culture of life to exemplify a civilization of love.

I enjoy taking part in social dancing. I was told how natural I am when it comes to leading.

Gifts

Networking- I have helped connect people to others who are doing amazing work in the pro-life movement or even other ministries. In turn, I have networked with so many from parish to the coalition and everything in between.

Amazing pro-lifers- In my ten years of involvement with the movement, I have met so many people from all around the country and even across the globe. They are always encouraging me to be involved. Some have been gone too soon while others built a lifelong legacy since before the Roe v Wade decision.

I am a gift to so many. I make people laugh, intrigued by life changes, know they have someone to listen to their problems, seek advice, and even know how to put a smile on someone’s face.

Closing Thoughts

Sadly, as I look at a bigger picture,  many of my peers never had that opportunity when they were silenced by an apathetic society. Many of them had their lives ahead of them from birthdays to weddings, the birth of their children, weddings, and graduations, the list goes on.

We need to do more.

How can there be too many birthdays? That’s like saying there are too many Christmas celebrations. We need to build a culture of life that celebrates more birthdays than funerals. We do this by saving the most vulnerable in our society, the unborn, elderly and everyone in between.

My hope is that I will help inspire many, especially my peers, to stop being on the sidelines and take a step onto the playing field. This goes to Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, Atheists, or even those of the Jewish faith. We can never be silent anymore on this issue.

Huh? Moments” from Elizabeth Warren

IMG_6036Scrolling through Facebook most days is a time drain but every now and then you happen upon a gem that makes you stop and say, “huh”?  I recently experienced a “huh? moment” seeing a Jimmy Fallon clip from earlier this month.  His guest was Elizabeth Warren so that in itself piqued my interest.  They were playing a game called Curveball whereby the guest is asked random questions in rapid succession.  Elizabeth Warren was spouting her candidacy dogma about cleaning up corruption, the environment and prescription drug pricing when she was hit with the Curveball question about Baby Yoda.  For those who need a primer on Baby Yoda, it is a character on the Mandalorian, the newest live action series on Disney+.   I have provided a link to her comments below.  Suffice it to say that she thinks babies are cute  — except the ones whose heartbeats she’s OK with stopping up to the ninth month of a pregnancy.

Before she reveals her answer to the Baby Yoda question though, note how she is concerned with mining and drilling on federal lands stating “We’ve got to protect our environment”.  If only she was as passionate about protecting a child’s life.

I just have to wonder if she ever actually hears herself and how the juxtaposition of her statements creates the image of a candidate who says she cares but actually doesn’t.  More “huh? moments” to come leading up to November 2020.

 

Here’s a link to the the video: https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethWarren/videos/441535063179414/?v=441535063179414

 

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe Day 9

Ninth Day – December 12 – Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
O God, you have been pleased to bestow upon us unceasing favors by having placed us under the special protection of
the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. Grant us, your humble servants, who rejoice in honoring her today upon earth, the happiness of seeing her face to face 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

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe Day 8

Eighth Day – December 11
O Lady of Guadalupe, with my heart full of the most sincere veneration, I prostrate myself before you, O Mother, to ask
you to obtain for me the grace to fulfill the duties of my state in life with faithfulness and constancy… (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

 

Supreme Court Lets Kentucky Law Requiring Ultrasounds Before Abortions Stand

“Modern ultrasound technology opens an unprecedented window into the womb, providing indisputable evidence of the humanity of the unborn child.”

Pro-Life Supporters (Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

A great victory handed down by the US Supreme Court in favor of a Kentucky law is recounted by Samuel Smith, a reporter for Christian Post.  

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday rejected a case brought against a Kentucky law requiring mothers to view an ultrasound and listen to audio of their child’s heartbeat before going through with their abortions.

The nation’s high court offered no reasoning for its decision to let stand a Kentucky law that has been blocked by courts since it was enacted in 2017. But the court’s decision paves the way for the law to finally be enacted.

The law requires mothers to look at an ultrasound of their child while a doctor describes the ultrasound to the patient. Doctors are also required to play audio of the fetal heartbeat.

“We are encouraged by today’s Supreme Court decision that lets Kentucky’s pro-life ultrasound law stand,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the national pro-life lobbying group Susan B. Anthony List, said in a statement. “Modern ultrasound technology opens an unprecedented window into the womb, providing indisputable evidence of the humanity of the unborn child.”

Abortion rights supporters chided the court’s decision. The law was challenged by Kentucky’s only abortion clinic, EMW Women’s Clinic of Louisville, which was represented by the American Civil Liberties Union.  The ACLU contends that the court’s decision “allows extreme political interference in the doctor-patient relationship.” The ACLU claims that the law violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

“Kentucky’s law is just one example of the ways politicians punish and stigmatize people who have already decided to have an abortion,” the ACLU tweeted. “Abortion is a right — and it’s legal in all 50 states.”

The pro-abortion advocacy group NARAL argued that the law “shames women for accessing basic care.”

“Mandating transvaginal ultrasounds for women seeking abortion care is not only medically unnecessary — it’s violently invasive,” NARAL wrote in a tweet.
Proponents of the legislation argue that patients looking to abort have the right to “informed consent.”

“Women facing an unexpected pregnancy deserve to have as much medically and technically accurate information as possible when they are making what could be the most important decision of their life,” March for Life President Jeanne Mancini said in a statement.

Dannenfelser contends that the “abortion industry has proven incapable of policing itself and will stop at nothing to keep vulnerable women in the dark for the sake of profit.”
Pro-life activist Lila Rose, the founder of Live Action, tweeted that many women “reject the violence of abortion” when they have the “chance to see the humanity of their child [and] hear their heartbeat.”

The court’s refusal to take up the case leaves in place a ruling by a three-judge bench of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last April upholding the constitutionality of the Kentucky law.

The appeals court overturned a lower court ruling declaring the law to be unconstitutional. The opinion by the Sixth Circuit was written by Trump appointee John Bush.

Although the case sets no precedents, it does imply that the court’s conservative majority could be inclined to grant the ability to states to regulate the abortion industry.
In October, the Supreme Court agreed to take up a case against a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Critics say the law will leave only one authorized abortion clinic in the state.

“We hope the Court will render another just decision in the case of Louisiana’s law requiring reasonable standards to protect women’s health and safety,” Dannenfelser said.

Website: Christian Post

Help Support Gianna Center of Philadelphia with End of Year Fundraiser

The Gianna Center of Philadelphia has a tremendous opportunity here to make up for the less than expected revenue from our fundraiser as we have a generous donor willing to match funds up to 25,000 but ONLY until Dec. 27.
Find out more here

Gianna Center of Philadelphia – Our Inaugural Year in Pictures

Below is the newsletter from the Gianna Center of Philadelphia along with pictures of the many events they’ve had this year.  This center is an important part of our pro-life work and just as with all our pregnancy help centers, they too need our support, both financially and spiritually.  Please read about their year and view their many pictures, and if you can, please make a donation to help them keep their doors open.  Information is posted below for donations.  

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Our Opening Day in the New Office

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Over 50 friends, patients and supporters joined Bishop John McIntyre and Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale for an office blessing and open house on April 26.  Anne Nolte, Executive Director of the National Gianna Center in New York City also came down for the day.  The Knights of Columbus Holy Family Council #3327 presented a check for $5,000 they had raised for the Gianna Center at an event in Bridgeport in March.

Exam rooms in the new office have been dedicated to John and Harriet Stanton, and to the Knights of Columbus in recognition of their extraordinary support.   Earlier this spring, regional councils of the Knights generously donated the cost of an ultrasound machine for the Gianna Center through a matching grant program from the Supreme Council’s Culture of Life Fund.  The Stantons are long-time bastions of the Philadelphia pro-life community whose commitment has extended to the establishment of this center for women’s reproductive health.

Our Outreach to Student Health Care Professionals

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In September, Dr. Larrauri traveled to Misericordia University, at the request of Dr. Chris Carr, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.  She was asked to speak about health risks to a woman’s fertility from contraceptives.  On Oct 7, Dr. Larrauri and  Barbara Rose were invited to speak to Temple Medical Students. Later that same month, they spoke at Rowan School of  Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ.

Our Outreach to Women with Low Incomes

Since its opening, the Gianna Center has been providing services to low income women in the Greater Philadelphia area. Twice this year, we hosted  “Free Clinic Days.” These are times that the office is open to anyone without insurance for general gynecologic examinations and in-office screenings. As the Gianna Center is located near Norristown, there has been outreach to the Hispanic community though St.Patrick’s church ministry and the Missionary Sisters of Charity.  The generous gift of the ultrasound from the Knignts of Columbus has proven to be an invaluable tool for diagnosing patients and has assisted Dr. Larrauri in providing care to women who might otherwise had more serious outcomes in their first trimester of pregnancy.

Our NaPro Babies!

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NaPro Babies is our affectionate term for children whose mothers benefited from the protocols of NaProTechnology during their pregnancies. Many thanks to the moms who graciously shared pictures of their precious ones for all of us to enjoy! *

*Pictures posted with permission

Our Participation in the 38th Annual AAFCP Meeting

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The Gianna Center of Philadelphia was front and center during the 38th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals (AAFCP).  Pro-life women’s health professionals from all over the country and all over the world, gathered in Blue Bell, at the Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center this summer.  Participants of the Annual Meeting came to our evening open house on July 19 th.  Esteemed guests included Susan Hiilgers, wife of Dr. Thomas W. Hilgers and one of the cofounders of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System, Dr. Joseph Stanford, NaProTechnology researcher and professor  at the University of Utah Dept. Family and Preventive Medicine and  Dr. Jean Golden Teavald,  former preseident of the AAFCP and  medical director of Morning Star Family Health in Clinton NJ.

Our First Gala at the Union League 

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Thanks to all of you who came out to support the Gianna Center of Philadelphia on Oct 22 for the first Annual Gala.  Your enthusiasm for the Culture of Life that is growing in our city is contagious, and is its own encouragement for soldiers in the battle like the Knights of Columbus, the Missionary Sisters of Charity, the Love and Fidelity Network, and FertilityCare Practitioner Liz Parrish, RN.  Your generosity helps us to realize the promise of their work by enabling us to provide authentically Catholic, pro-life health care to the women and families of our community.

On the Front Lines! 

The Gianna Center of Philadelphia is transforming the culture by changing lives.  By supporting chastity; educating couples to understand their own fertility; empowering women with pro-life family planning options; restoring the fertility of women struggling to conceive; providing information and support to women facing crisis pregnancies; and training the next generation of pro-life healthcare providers, our medical team transforms pro-life ideals into real life choices.

We are honored to be called to this work, but we cannot do it alone.

Challenge Appeal

To celebrate the Gianna Center of Philadelphia’s first year in operation, a generous benefactor has promised to match any amount up to $25,000 that we receive between now and December 27, 2019.

If you share our values, now is the moment to join us in this critical mission!  Whether you can give $50, $500, or $5,000, your gift to the Gianna Center of Philadelphia will make a difference, and if you act now, our matching donor will double it.

Donate today by clicking here

To learn more about the Gianna Center of Philadelphia’s work in our community visit us online at www.phgiannacenter.org, or mail your gift to the Gianna Center of Philadelphia, P.O. Box 354, Jenkintown, PA  19046.

Thank you for your prayers and support this year, and know that we are praying for you as well!

Will you respond TODAY to turn your pro-life values into real change in women and children’s lives?

Give the Gift of Life This Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching. There are so many ideas for gifts to give this season. Even though you may have completed all of your shopping, and crossed items off your list, there are other people struggling, wondering what they’ll do this Christmas and what the next year will bring.

Want to give the best gift to individuals struggling this Christmas season? How about the gift of life?

Keep in mind the pregnant woman who appears distressed, worried, or unsure while walking toward the entrance of an abortion clinic. Your kindness, compassionate approach, helpful resources, and prayers could inspire this pregnant woman to give the gift of life to her unborn child. Imagine her having this newfound hope for a better future; what a joyous occasion that would be this Christmas!

Make a donation to the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia here