Video: Houston protest of largest Planned Parenthood on MLK Jr. Day
Here’s some mostly fair coverage from Houston’s local KTRK-TV ABC affiliate. One of the people the reporter interviews is a woman conceived by rape. She says Planned Parenthood is after people like her, and she’s not going to sit on the sidelines.

That’s pretty powerful stuff. It looks like there was a great turn out, too.

If you couldn’t bi-locate to Houston, that’s okay. Pray for the conversion of the workers of this constructions site, the abortionists who do the unfortunate deed and the Planned Parenthood employees, especially the woman interviewed here, Rachelle Tafolla. Hey, it worked for Abby Johnson, right?

San Francisco March for Life activists take courage in liberal district
San Francisco claims some of the most liberal politics and politicians in the country and is the site of some of the most heinous irreverent acts against Christians in general and the Catholic Church, specifically.

Yet on January 23, here were tens of thousands of people marching in the rain, marching through fire, willing to stand up and say “I support life.”

That’s courage.

San Francisco's March for Life coincides with Marches for Life all over the country this month, including Dallas (Jan. 16); Austin (Jan. 23); Hawaii (Jan. 22); Tulsa, Oklahoma (Jan. 22); and Washington, D.C. (Jan. 22).

The organizers did a great job with the San Francisco March for Life website. Their coverage is truly inspiring.

Check out Live Action's flickr photos from the event, too.

Live from the March: Pro-choice student laments that killing babies not ‘a very hip issue’ with peers
This is an interesting column from one of the mainstream media. Robert McCartney of The Washington Post covered the March. He admits to being pro-Roe but also gives fair coverage to the thousands of pro-life activists that went to March for Life in Washington, D.C. last week.

The whole column is worth a read, but here’s a good chunk about who is gaining momentum and who is having trouble getting more than 100 people to show up.

“…I was especially struck by the large number of young [pro-life] people among the tens of thousands at the march. It suggests that the battle over abortion will endure for a long time to come…

Activists who support abortion rights [pro-aborts] conceded that there's less energy among young people on their side of the debate.

‘Unfortunately, I feel my generation is a little complacent,’ said Amanda Pelletier, 20, co-director of the abortion rights group at American University. ‘It just doesn't seem to be a very hip issue.’"

Yeah, sorry to break it to you, Amanda, but killing babies is so last season. This article from Lifenews.com confirms the observation that more young people (below the age of 30) are pro-life than pro-abortion.

The tides are a turnin’ my friends. We know we’re on the right side. Keep on keeping on!

Exit question: Have you prayed for the conversion of an abortion supporter today?
Lunch Break: Join us TODAY noon - 1 p.m. in north Dallas
The final day of the 40 Days for Life-Dallas Winter Vigil outside Southwestern late-term abortuary is TODAY, Friday, January 22, the 37th anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision which made the killing of unborn children by abortion legal in America.

Please, if at all possible, join us on your lunch hour TODAY from noon-1 p.m. on the somber anniversary of Roe v. Wade, to close this intensive 40 Days Vigil of Prayer outside this place of such unspeakable sorrow.

Monsignor Mark Seitz, pastor of St. Rita Catholic Church in Dallas, will lead the Closing Prayer Service outside Southwestern late-term abortuary, 8616 Greenville Avenue at Royal Lane (NE corner).

Our Prayer Ministry put this together:

We beg God's mercy on us and our country that the innocent blood of some 50 million unborn babies has been shed in our land these last 37 years, and continues today.

We beg God's mercy on us and our state that the innocent blood of some 80,000 unborn babies is shed each year in Texas, and continues today.

We beg God's mercy on us and our city that the innocent blood of some 11,000 unborn babies is shed each year in Dallas, and continues today.

We beg God's mercy on us and our city that the innocent blood of unborn babies up to 6 months old has been shed at Southwestern late-term abortuary since October 29, and continues today.

We give praise to God for the thousands of lives that have been spared through the conversion of hearts open to hearing His message of life and love, and we beg God to hear our cries to Him that hardened hearts will be converted and the killing of our precious and innocent unborn brothers and sisters will come to an end, especially in our city.

For more information, please contact Joanne Underwood, 469-767-5785, 40days@prolifedallas.org, or visit www.prolifedallas.org/40days. God bless you.
Take part in the Virtual D.C. March for Life TODAY!
Not everyone can make a trip out to our nation’s capital, so American’s United for Life is brining Washington, D.C. to you from the comfort of your very own computer.

Click below watch the virtual March for Life starting at 10 a.m.

Tweet for Life using the Twitter hashtag #march4life in your tweet.

United: Dallas Youth For Life join hundreds of thousands at D.C. March for Life
A large group of Youth for Life youth left yesterday to join hundreds of thousands of pro-life supporters at the 2010 National March for Life in Washington, D.C. We’ll have a full report when they get back.

Keep Youth for Life Director Jacquelyn Smith and all the chaperones and youth in your prayers that they have a safe return and be ready to spread the message of life that they receive.

Here’s a little bit about the March for those of you who are relatively new (which includes me) to the pro-life movement.

“Specifically, the event is a condemnation of the 1973 Supreme Court decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton that, together, ushered in an era of abortion on demand that has resulted in more than 50 million abortions and tens of millions of women injured physically and emotionally.
This year, for the first time ever, organizers of the March for Life also plan a White House protest.

They will hold a two-hour rally the night before the March for Life at Lafayette Park, across from the White House, in an attempt to show strong opposition to the pro-abortion record of President Barack Obama.

Although the March for Life is an ecumenical event, the Catholic Church and Catholic pro-life groups will be sponsoring a variety of events.”

Read the entire article at http://www.lifenews.com/nat5866.html.
Watch Media Coverage of 2010 Dallas March for Life
Here’s some local and national coverage of Saturday’s events. They’re mostly focused on the Dallas March for Life and rally.

The Dallas Morning News
Anti-abortion activists rally in downtown Dallas; crowd appears to fall short of 10,000 goal
Saturday, January 16, 2010

National Catholic Register
Pro-Life Movement Marches On
Sunday, Jan 10, 2010

Pro-Life March in Dallas Attracts Thousands
Monday, January 18, 2010

The secular media still calls us “anti-abortion” instead of pro-life or pro-woman. Instead of focusing on the fact that we had 6,000 - 7,000 people there, The Dallas Morning News focused on the fact that we didn’t reach the 10,000 Bishop Farrell had challenged, and that he challenged again in his rally speech for next year. I’ve never seen any event in Dallas or anywhere else where “pro-choice” people drew anywhere near those numbers.


Here’s the transcript of the video.
6,000 – 7,000 take a stand at 2010 Dallas March for Life
Thanks to everyone who came out to Saturday’s Roe Memorial, Mass, Rally and Dallas March for Life! We’ll have photos and video soon! Here’s a little recap until then.

The weather was cold and wet for most of last week. Even as the first Rosary prayers arrived at Routh street abortion center at 8 a.m. Saturday, they walked through the faint drizzle of a gray morning. Eventually, there would be about 500 people descending from shuttle busses onto the 4300 block of North Central Expressway in Dallas. The crowd was mixed with children bundled in warm layers, fathers clutching the hands of their youngest, high school students on a weekend outing with their class, all keeping a steady pace and watching out for the muddy puddles along the sidewalks.

This was the first year the Catholic Pro-Life Committee held the Rosary part of the Roe Memorial at the Routh street abortuary. For more than 10 years, the Fairmount abortion center near Guadalupe Cathedral in uptown had been the site of the Rosary, but that was before it closed its doors in late 2009 to move to the Southwestern late-term abortuary in north Dallas.

Something else was different this year, 2010. We have the most abortion-minded President ever making a year’s worth of terrible decisions that have only served to further the agenda of Planned Parenthood and other anti-life organizations. On Saturday, with the abortion-funded Healthcare bill looming in the political background, the mood was more urgent. The effort felt more real, the need for change more dire.

The March for Life from Guadalupe Cathedral to the Earle Cabell Courthouse reflected the sentiments of the Rosary earlier that day, except instead of 500 peaceful activists, there were 6,000 – 7,000 walking in the sunshine that had come out to warm the way to the Rally.

People tired of sitting on the abortion sidelines packed the parking lot across from the courthouse where cheers and claps echoed through downtown Dallas. These were ordinary people who made a decision to pack up their kids, their friends, their family members and take an extraordinary stand for something so basic, yet so threatened—life.
Mass. Senator says: devout Catholics ‘Probably shouldn't work in the Emergency Room’
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley was asked about conscience protection for Catholics working in the medical field. Here is what Coakley, who is currently running for a U.S. Senate seat, had to say.

This statement clearly violates the medical conscience clause that protects citizens from having to perform medical “services” (such as abortion, vasectomies, distributing birth control, ect.) due to religious or conscience reasons without being afraid of being punished or discriminated against.

For someone who is in charge of enforcing the laws for the state of Massachusetts, Coakley is not doing a very good job of protecting those she is supposed to be fighting for.

Coakley would probably not see anything wrong with this, either.
Hey pro-life protesters! Did you know the TEA is getting paid for you?
It’s called “Pledge-A-Protester” from the Texas Equal Access (TEA) Fund. It works by anti-life donors committing to donate a specific amount of money for each protester (you, me and 5,000 of our closest friends) who shows up to tomorrow’s Dallas March for Life. I’m guessing they’re not counting everyone at the Roe Memorial Rosary, Mass and Rally, unless they’re sneaking people into Guadalupe Cathedral for a head count.

They actually have a great photo of one of our 2009 events praying in front of Fairmount abortion center, which closed its doors this fall to do more killings over at the new Southwestern late-term abortuary in north Dallas.

There’s also an eerily happy photo of the “clinic support” from Fairmount. They “help” the women who come for abortions by blocking them from any of our “mean tactics” (i.e. getting access to abortion education literature or speaking to a sidewalk counselor about options other than killing their own child.) The caption reads “TEA Fund thanks you for supporting reproductive justice.”

That’s so sad on so many levels. According to their website, the TEA is “dedicated to helping women with a demonstrated need to pay for their abortions,” as if throwing money at a women in crisis is going to help her on any lasting level.

The TEA doesn’t care about the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual after effects of the woman in crisis. They only want to throw a band-aid of money on the woman’s “problem” of a pregnancy. They don’t care or offer help for the woman before she gets to this desperate point. And they certainly aren’t with the woman after she leaves the doors and sidewalks of those abortion centers.

There might be some sincere people at this organization who truly care for the “many women in North Texas who would choose abortion,” but if they exist, they need to seriously take a look at the execution of their intentions.
LIGHTBULB: NYC writer asks ‘Why Won’t the Mainstream Media Cover Planned Parenthood Honestly?’
by Alicia Colon

James O’Keefe may have come to everyone’s attention when he and Hannah Giles posed as a pimp and a prostitute and videotaped the ACORN workers but his other venture into investigative journalism has been largely ignored by the MSM. His target was Planned Parenthood and we know that abortion and the reproduction rights of women are sacred cows to the majority of journalists. I wonder how many taxpayers know that their dollars are funding black genocide and supporting statutory rape.

That sounds awfully harsh, doesn’t it and yet how can one explain what goes on behind the closed doors of a PP clinic? I guess that’s what O’Keefe wanted to learn when he teamed up with Lila Rose, the editor of a UCLA pro-life publication The Advocate and videotaped undercover operatives at PP clinics pretending to be underage teens with adult boyfriends.

Ms. Rose also had an actor (some reports say it was O’Keefe) place a call pretending to be a potential donor who specifically only wanted his money to go for the abortion of black babies. Was the Planned Parenthood worker shocked? Not at all and said, “whatever.”

An excerpt from the transcript of the call: (read the whole article)
Houston site of new abortion ‘supercenter’; take a trip to protest!
Everything is bigger in Texas. Unfortunately for Houston, that includes the construction of the largest abortion center in the western hemisphere.

Located at 4600 Gulf Freeway, they’re calling the new abortuary Flagship Health Center. Don’t let the name fool you. There is nothing healthy about a center that specializes in ripping out unborn babies from their mothers’ wombs.

The Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas website enthuses “WE’RE MOVING SOON!”

“We are moving to our new home soon! And we look forward to serving the thousands of women and men in our area who are without health insurance and need affordable health care. At our new building we’ll have: more room to serve our clients more efficiently, increased accessibility, visibility and security.”

What a difference space makes!”

Yes, what a difference six stories and 6.1 acres of space makes, space paid in part by tax-payer dollars (money from you and me). According to the PP website, one of the new additions is an ambulatory surgical center, which is code for “late-term abortion center.”

And they’re excited about this.

They’re excited about deaths of unborn children, mothers increasing their chances for terminal breast cancer and depression, and the fracturing of relationships (70-90 percent of couples break up after the abortion).

That’s so sad.
photo source: Planned Parenthood of Houston
and Southeast Texas Facebook page
*Help Us Defend Women’s Health*

You can do something about it!
1. pray, pray pray

2. David Bereit, National Director of 40 Days for Life, has joined with others to protest during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

From his 1/13/10 email:
“On January 17-18, over the Martin Luther King, Jr.
holiday, you are invited to join thousands of pro-lifers who will come out to protest this Planned Parenthood abortion "super center."

TheCall in Crisis starts at 6 PM on January 17 with four hours of fasting and prayer at Grace Community Church in Houston.

On the morning of January 18, a silent march will begin at the Catholic Charismatic Center and end at the building site of the new Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility, a 78,000 square foot building, which will include an entire surgical floor equipped to provide late-term abortions.

Following the march, Engle will hold a nationwide press conference and prayer rally. He is expected to be joined at the rally by:

* TONY PERKINS, president of the Family Research

* SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ, president of the National Hispanic
Christian Leadership Conference

* BISHOP HARRY JACKSON, senior pastor of Hope
Christian Church

* RICHARD LAND, president of the Ethics and Religious
Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist

* STAR PARKER, president of the Coalition for Urban
Renewal and Education

* ABBY JOHNSON, the former director of the Planned
Parenthood in Bryan, TX, who experienced a profound
conversion and resigned the abortion industry during
this fall's 40 Days for Life

* And some other BIG surprises!

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Grace Community Church
South Campus
14505 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77034

9:00 AM
Catholic Charismatic Center
1949 Cullen Blvd.
Houston, TX 77023

Parking is limited. Please use carpools.

Coming into town for the event? Hotel Information:
Hyatt Regency Houston
For special rates and the room block please call
402-595-6464 or 888-421-1442.

For videos and more information about this important pro-life event, visit: http://www.thecall.com/crisis

If there's any way you can participate in this important event, know that the entire nation will be watching what happens in Houston this weekend.

For Life,

David Bereit
National Director
40 Days for Life
Confirmed: Federal study links breast cancer to abortion and the Pill
As early as 1957, studies have proven the link between breast cancer and abortion, so this is not news for us. The news is that the National Cancer Institute finally admitted that the latest April 2009 study is correct that lists abortion and contraceptives (i.e. birth control pills) as causes of an aggressive form of breast cancer.

There are a lot of articles out there about this, some more confusing or vague than others, but I found this one from the National Catholic Register that puts this study in simple terms.

You can find a summary of the study here. There are a lot of scientific words in there, so here’s a little breakdown.

The big bad: triple-negative breast cancer

The affect: more aggressive than other types of breast cancer and more likely to recur

The name: gets its name from not having the three more easily treatable “receptors” known to fuel most breast cancers – estrogen, progesterone and human growth epidermal

The triple-negative mystery: In the study, Jessica Dolle says “little is known about the cause of triple-negative breast cancer, a breast cancer subtype associated with high mortality and inadequate therapeutic options.”

What they found: The only cause they found for this mysterious cancer was a link in birth control pills and abortions.

Abortion: safe, legal, rare. Really?
Sure it’s legal, but safe and rare? I’m no doctor, but my guess would be if it’s listed as a known cancer-causer, it’s probably not all that safe. With about 42 million abortions done worldwide every year, it’s not rare, either.

Hear no evil, see no evil...
Planned Parenthood and other organizations that are supposed to support "women's health" are silent so far on the study, which is unusual for them. The major media outlets are also not giving this "breaking news" much play. I guess salt, sugar and butter are the only cancer culprits they care to expose for their evils.
Bring a friend or 10!: Dallas March for Life this Saturday, Jan. 16
5,000 people took to the streets last year to March for Life in Dallas. This year, Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell has challenged to “double the crowd.” This means 10,000 potential supporters peacefully mourning the 37th memorial of the U.S. Supreme Court’s tragic Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion in America and taken the lives of 50 million unborn children.

With the closing of Fairmount abortion center, the Rosary has been moved to the Routh Street abortion center at 4321 N Central Expy in Dallas.

The schedule:

7:30 a.m.
Cathedral Shrine of Guadalupe, 2215 Ross Ave at Pearl St.
Hundreds of people of all ages boarding busses to travel to Routh Street abortion center

8-8:45 a.m.
Rosary will be prayed in front of Routh Street abortion center, 4321 N. Central Expressway

10 a.m.
The bishops of Dallas and Ft. Worth will preside at Roe Memorial Mass, including a Rose Procession in packed Cathedral with overflow tent outside. Roses are brought to the altar one by one by a person who was born every year since 1973 representing all the years abortion has been legal in the United States, and in memory of their millions of peers killed by abortion each year.

Dallas March for Life heads toward Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse
Marchers witness to life, bringing banners and their own babies for a prayer service and wreath-laying ceremony at the Federal Courthouse

12:35 p.m.
Rally at Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse
Thousands gather to listen to speakers at site where Roe v. Wade was first filed in 1970
Afterward, March for Life continues back to the Cathedral

Uniting around the country
Dallas’ March for Life coincides with Marches for Life all over the country this month, including Austin (Jan. 23); Hawaii (Jan. 22); San Francisco (Jan. 23); Tulsa, Oklahoma (Jan. 22); and Washington, D.C. (Jan. 22).

Visit our Roe Memorial March homepage for more info!
S. Korean M.D.: ‘We sold our soul for money… Abortion was an easy way to make money.’
“In a country where abortion is both widespread and, with few exceptions, against the law, Dr. Choi and Dr. Shim are hoping to force South Korea’s first serious public discussion of the ethics of the procedure. In November, they and dozens of other obstetricians held a news conference to ask “forgiveness” for having performed illegal abortions.

Gynob’s morality-based campaign is unusual for South Korea, where abortion carries little of the emotional or religious significance that it does in many Western countries.”

Read the whole New York Times article, “South Korea Confronts Open Secret of Abortion”