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What is that which is called evil, except the lack of good? For corruption is nothing but the destruction of good. Evil things therefore had their origin in good things, and unless they reside in good things, they do not exist at all.
St. Augustine of Hippo
Webcast Will Expose Abortionist Who Broke Babies’ Necks With His Hands
by Tony Perkins | LifeNews.com | 5/20/13 7:33 PM
Americans love their reality TV, but when it comes to the reality of what happens in the country’s abortion clinics, they tune out. While the clinics may not all be as filthy as Kermit Gosnell’s, the reality of what happens there is still the same: babies born alive die painful and violent deaths.
No one really knows how many children are killed by barbarians like Gosnell and Douglas Karpen, a Texas abortionist so sadistic that employees say he broke the necks of newborns with his bare hands. But what we do know from the testimony of experts is that every baby whose life is ended by abortion after 18 weeks–whether in the womb or in the abortion room–feels the pain of death.
Studies agree that babies respond to invasive procedures with elevated heart rates and the secretion of stress hormones. In other words, these little children can feel pain just as easily as they can yawn or smile.
Dr. Kanwaljeet Anand, who 30 years ago became one of the first to research fetal pain, has testified that nerve endings in a developing child spread to all parts of the skin and tissues by the 20th week. Some scientists even believe that babies at this stage can feel pain more acutely than a full-term newborn. Why? Because they have the highest number of pain receptors per square inch at this stage, and the fibers that help moderate that pain don’t develop until the 32nd week.
“If the fetus is beyond 20 weeks of gestation, I would assume that there will be pain caused to the fetus,” Dr. Anand explained. “And I believe it will be severe and excruciating pain.”
With the images of Gosnell’s victims still fresh in everyone’s minds, Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) hopes more Americans are ready to put an end to this suffering.
“I know when the subject is related in any way to abortion, the doors of reason and human compassion in our minds and hearts often close, and the humanity of the unborn can no longer be seen,” he said. “But I pray we can at least come together to agree that we can and should draw the line at the point that these innocent babies can feel the excruciating pain of these brutal procedures.”
Franks, who led the charge for the D.C. Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, announced Friday that he’s expanding his bill to a nationwide ban on abortions past 20 weeks.
The Unborn Child Protection Act, or H.R. 1797, will be debated this Thursday at a hearing of the House Judiciary. Congressman Franks, who chairs the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, hopes the time is right to start pricking America’s conscience. After all, even criminals are executed more humanely than unborn babies.
“Knowingly subjecting our innocent unborn children to dismemberment in the womb, particularly when they have developed to the point that they can feel excruciating pain every terrible moment leading up to their undeserved deaths, belies everything America was called to be. This is not who we are.”
Tomorrow, FRC will help expose this underground web of Gosnells in a new simulcast with Lila Rose called, “Inhuman: Undercover in America’s Late-Term Abortion Industry.” Congressmen Franks and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) will join us for the program to help spotlight the shocking violence against women and children. Join us tomorrow, May 21, at 5:00 p.m. (EDT) as we take a trip behind the dark curtain of the abortion industry. To register to view the webcast online, click here.
ifeNews Note: Tony Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council.
abortion is murder and ” a death sentence for the unborn” and the born
But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of death shall not touch them.
In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure was taken for misery:
And their going away from us, for utter destruction: but they are in peace.
And though in the sight of men they suffered torments, their hope is full of immortality.
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abortion is murder, and ” a death sentence for the unborn” and the born
A Saint a day: May 21
St. Eugene de Mazenod
Patron saint of dysfunctional families
1782 - 1861
Canonized By: Pope John Paul II
Eugene de Mazenod was born on August 1, 1782, at Aix-en-Provence in France. Early in life he experienced the upheaval of the French Revolution. None the less, he entered the seminary, and following ordination he returned to labor in Aix-en-Provence. That area had suffered greatly during the Revolution and was not really a safe place for a priest. Eugene directed his ministry toward the poorest of the poor. Others joined his labors, and became the nucleus of a religious community, the Missionaries of Provence. Later Eugene was named Bishop of Marseille. There he built churches, founded parishes, cared for his priests, and developed catechetic for the young. Later he founded the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, and in 1841 the Oblates sailed for missions in five continents. Pius XI said, “The Oblates are the specialists of difficult missions.” After a life dedicated to spreading the Good News, Eugene died on May 21, 1861. He was beatified by Pope Paul VI in 1975.
abortion is murder, and ” a death sentence for the unborn” and the born
difuntos, y va nombrándolos mentalmente, el Señor concede la gracia de que en ese momento se hagan presenten ellos.
Y me dijo: “Pide por tu padre, por tu abuela, pide por los tuyos”. Y yo podía ver a todos ellos allí. Todos ellos estaban encabezados por San José……estaban casi cerca del brazo del sacerdote.
A Saint a day: May 20
St. Bernardine of Siena
In the year 1400, a young man came to the door of the largest hospital in Siena. A plague was raging through the city so horrible that as many as twenty people died each day just in the hospital alone. And many of the people who died were those who were needed to tend the ill. It was a desperate situation — more and more people were falling ill and fewer and fewer people were there to help them.
The twenty-year-old man who stood there had not come because he was ill but because he wanted to help. And he brought not new patients but young men like himself willing to tend the dying. For four months Bernardine and his companions worked day and night not only to comfort the patients but to organize and clean the hospital. Only at the end of the plague did Bernardine himself fall ill — of exhaustion.
But that was Bernardine’s way — whatever he did, he put his whole self into it. Immediately after he recovered he was back caring for the sick — but this time, he was responsible not for a whole hospital but one person — an invalid aunt. Yet for fourteen months she got his full attention. Throughout his life, he put as much energy into caring for one person as for hundreds, as much commitment into converting one citizen as to preaching to a whole city.
After his aunt died, Bernardine started to think about where his life should be going. The son of a noble family, he had been orphaned at seven and raised by an aunt. We are told as a young person that he hated indecent talk so much that he would blush when he heard it. Even his schoolmates hesitated to make him so uncomfortable but apparently one adult citizen thought it would be a great joke to needle Bernardine. In a public marketplace he stopped Bernardine and started to talk to him in a shameful way. But if he had thought to get away with his cruel trick, he was surprised when Bernardine slapped him in the face. The man slunk away, shamed in front of the very crowd he’d been trying to impress.
Bernardine, who had come to Siena to study, threw himself into prayer and fasting to discover what God wanted him to do. One might have expected him to continue his work with the sick but in 1403 he joined the Franciscans and in 1404 he was ordained a priest.
The Franciscans were known as missionary preachers, but Bernardine did very little preaching with because of a voice that was weak and hoarse. For twelve years he remained in the background, his energies going to prayer or to his own spiritual conversion and preparation.
At the end of that time, he went to Milan on a mission. When he got up to preach his voice was strong and commanding and his words so convincing that the crowd would not let him leave unless he promised to come back.
Thus began the missionary life of the one whom Pope Pius II called a second Paul. As usual, Bernardine through his whole self, body and soul, into his new career. He crisscrossed Italy on foot, preaching for hours at a time, several times a day. We are told he preached on punishment for sin as well as reward for virtue but focusing in the end on the mercy of Jesus and the love of Mary. His special devotion was to the Holy Name of Jesus.
Some who were jealous denounced him to the pope by saying he preached superstition. Silenced for a short while, Bernardine was soon cleared and back to preaching.
Bernardine refused several cities that wanted him as bishop but he was unable to avoid being named vicar general of his order. All his energy during that period went to renewing the original spirit of the order.
Soon, however, Bernardine heard the call to go back to preaching which consumed his last days. As a matter of fact, even when it was clear he was dying, he preached fifty consecutive days. He died in 1444 when he was almost 64 years old.
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