Tuesday, December 13, 2005

SELFLESS COURAGE! Inspiration at Christmas

The Washington Times ^ | 12/11/2005

Posted on 12/13/2005 8:49:21 AM MST by Rutles4Ever

A mother who found out she had cancer after becoming pregnant sacrificed her life for her unborn baby by refusing an abortion and chemotherapy, a British newspaper reported.

Devout Catholic Bernadette Mimura, known as Milai, shunned the potentially life-saving treatment because doctors told her it would kill the child, the Northern Echo regional daily reported Friday.

The 37-year-old, a native of the Philippines who lived near Stockton-on-Tees in northeast England with her British partner, Adam Taylor, survived long enough to see the birth of their son, Nathan.

But soon after seeing him baptized, she was transferred to a hospice and died about a week later.

"Being a Catholic, for her abortion was out of the question," Mr. Taylor told the newspaper. "It was a tough decision, but the decision was we could not give up on Nathan."

The boy, now 4 months old, was premature but was born fit and healthy.

Father Alan Sheridan, who performed the baptism, told Britain's domestic Press Association news agency: "Bernadette said the most important thing was the birth of her baby and she would not do anything to harm him.

"Having an abortion was never a consideration. I know she talked it over with Adam and because she was a Catholic, there was no way she would have done it.

"She had to judge which life was more important and she just prayed there would be a cure for cancer." Father Sheridan is spearheading an appeal to raise $6,490 to repatriate Mrs. Mimura's body to the Philippines for burial. Money left over will help her other three children from a first marriage.

The priest said he hoped the Manila government would help with a grant to fly the three youngsters from Britain for the ceremony.

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December 3, 2005



Brian Rohrbough, father of Danny who was murdered in the Columbine
massacre, will address the 2006 MARCH FOR LIFE.

The annual event, sponsored by Colorado Right to Life, will be Saturday
January 21, 2006 at the State Capitol beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Brian understands the killings at Columbine are linked with the teaching of
generations that taking the lives of pre-born babies through abortion, is

“When we allow mothers to murder their children, we undermine the
foundation of life.
If our society teaches children that we will not value or protect the life
of an innocent
baby, then our children will realize there are no boundaries

“When schools, like Columbine, deny that life is granted by our Creator
as our Declaration of Independence states, then teach as a religion the
theory of evolution, students now believe that the survival of the fittest
is their right. Further, when schools teach that there is no absolute right
or wrong, students can decide for themselves if they want to murder their

“Brian Rohrbough is a hero for his courage in stating what our elected
should be saying,” notes Leslie Hanks, V.P. Colorado Right to Life.

“The incredible pain and loss in his life has taught him that all human
life is sacred
and worthy of legal protection. He knows that Colorado began the abortion
holocaust which has led to the unjust taking of nearly 50 million innocent
and the deaths of nearly 60 students in related school shootings in the

Coloradoans are invited to hear Brian Rhorbough’s timely and critical
challenge for
Colorado to lead America back to the legal protection of all innocent human
life, from fertilization through natural death, because abortion is always

Salk Institute Grows Human Brain Cells in Mice

“Man-Mice” creations show how far medical ethics has degraded
La Jolla, CA – Scientists at the Salk Institute have created human/mouse chimeras by injecting the brains of mice with human embryonic stem cells obtained by killing live human embryos.  Chimeras are mixture of human and animal species that cannot develop in nature.
Operation Rescue, one of the first groups to publicly oppose experimentation using live human embryos, expresses shock and horror at this latest revelation, showing how far ethical barriers within the medical research community have collapsed.
“Human embryonic stem cells are harvested by killing live and developing human embryos before cell differentiation has begun.  This alone should present problems for ethicists,” said Operation Rescue spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger who has authored a number of published articles decrying human experimentation.  “But to inject the cells from these humans beings into the brains of mice creates new ethical considerations.  We have no idea of the consequences of such actions.  Creating a new breed of man-mice should be shocking and unacceptable to anyone who values and respects human life.  Just a decade ago, it would have been.”
“Adult stem cell treatments have shown much greater promise than the use of stem cells stripped from live human embryos.  There is not one person alive today that has benefited from embryonic stem cells, but there are many who have had their lives improved with emerging adult stem cell treatments,” said Sullenger.
“Yet researchers continue to insist upon using life-destructive research, when there is more promise with research that does not take innocent life.  This is an indicator that the ethics of the medical research community have eroded to the point where they apparently can no longer see why the degradation of life through these appalling experiments is wrong,” continued Sullenger.
The Salk Institute is revered the world over for the discovery of it founder, Jonas Salk, of the cure for Polio. 
“It is sad to see this institution, which was once dedicated to saving lives, so callously pervert and destroy the lives of the most vulnerable among us in a depraved quest for medical advancement.
“Research derived from such human loss and degradation must not be accepted by civilized men and women.  The price we will have to pay, morally and ethically, is just too high.  This crosses the line of decency,” she said.  “Where will it stop?”
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian organizations in the nation.  Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre-born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.
Web site:http://operationrescue.org