Saturday, May 31, 2008
Just ask the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
who in 1965 redefined pregnancy to be, "the implantation of
the fertilized ovum" in the womb. According to the great Baylyblog, article on morning after pills and Christian pharmacists, ACOG was simply manipulating facts to suit their ideological agenda - allowing for the IUD.
So, interestingly, although they were guilty of fudging on the definition of pregnancy, even they admit a "fertilized ovum" is the beginning of life. While the Denver Post persists in mocking the Colorado for Equal Rights Personhood Amendment as the "fertilized egg effort," it seems as though the experts recognize the truth. In fact, in a recent survey sent to 112 ACOG members, 70 of 96 (73%) said conception was a synonym for fertilization and only 23 of 96 (24%) said conception was a synonym for implantation in their own clinical practices.
Miracle of mother who gave birth to baby girl after a nine-month ectopic pregnancy
By RICHARD SHEARS and NICOLA BODEN
Last updated at 12:18 AM on 01st June 2008
Doctors are calling her a 'miracle baby' - the little girl who was delivered alive and well after growing in her mother's ovary instead of the womb.
For nine months, Meera Thangarajah and her husband Ravi were completely unaware their baby was anything but normal.
It was only during the birth, at just before full term, that midwives realised they were dealing with a medical phenomenon.
Her parents have called the little girl 'Durga' meaning Goddess, because 'she is our little deity', a beaming Mr Thangarajah said today.
British experts say the chances of a baby being carried for so long in this way and both mother and child surviving unharmed are a million to one.
Million to one: Ravi Thangarajah cuddles her miracle baby daughter Durga who grew inside her ovary for almost nine months
Professor James Walker, spokesman for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said Mrs Thangarajah was 'very lucky'.
"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools"!
9:23 pm Eastern
With today's signature on SB200, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, a Democrat, has eliminated gender-specific restrooms and locker rooms statewide, giving woman and girls reason to fear being confronted by predators, cross-dressers "or even a homosexual or heterosexual male," according to a critic.
The state's new "transgender nondiscrimination" bill makes it illegal to deny a person access to public accommodations, including restrooms and locker rooms, based on gender identity or the "perception" of gender identity.
Ritter signed the Expanded Discrimination Prohibitions, approved by the legislature, with this definition:
"'Sexual orientation' means a person's orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or transgender status or another person's perception thereof."
"Who would have believed that the Colorado state legislature and its governor would have made it fully legal for men to enter and use women’s restrooms and locker-room facilities without notice or explanation?" said James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, the Christian publishing and broadcast ministry in Colorado Springs.
(Story continues below)
"Henceforth, every woman and little girl will have to fear that a predator, bisexual, cross-dresser or even a homosexual or heterosexual male might walk in and relieve himself in their presence," Dobson said. "The legislation lists every conceivable type of organization to which this law applies, including restaurants, bathhouses, massage parlors, mortuaries, theaters and 'public facilities of any kind.' Those who would attempt to protect females from this intrusion are subject to a fine of up to $5,000 and up to one year behind bars.
"This is your government in action. It represents a payback to Tim Gill and two other billionaires who have essentially 'bought' state legislators with enormous campaign contributions. Coloradans deserve better!" Dobson said.
"And by the way, because of the way this bill is written, it is not subject to the initiative process. There is no recourse,” Dobson said.
According to the bill, business owners and managers of restaurants, gyms, barber shops, massage parlors and managers of public facilities "of any kind whether indoor or outdoor" cannot deny a person employment or access to a facility based on gender identity or that "perception."
The bill also makes it illegal to discriminate based on "sexual orientation" when renting, selling or leasing housing or when selecting members for jury duty." Penalties for those who discriminate against others based on gender identity include fines and/or time in jail.
The same issue, on which WND has reported, already has created a mess in Montgomery County, Md., where a lawsuit is pending seeking to deprive residents of the right to vote on whether they want their restrooms and locker rooms opened to men who believe they're women.
WND reported the Montgomery County Board of Elections certified a petition assembled by Maryland Citizens for a Responsible Government that would be placed on the November election ballot.
The petition seeks to reverse a county law adopted in recent months that aims to "protect" transgender people from discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations and various services. Critics say instead it would virtually eliminate the ability of businesses, clubs or anyone providing a "public facility" to prevent men from entering women's showers, and vice versa.
The Colorado bill says churches, synagogues, mosqu and other places used principally for religious purposes are not included in the definition of "place of public accommodation."
"Lest we think that this is just the 'bathroom bill,' I'd like us also to realize that this really is about Christian businesspeople being able to practice their faith through their profession," Rep. Amy Stephens said, citing an Albuquerque photographer who refused to photograph a same sex couple's ceremony, was brought before the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission, found guilty and fined $6,000.
Dobson warned the Colorado bill now will be "coming to every state in the country."
Thursday, May 29, 2008
A 5 MILLION DOLLAR PROTEST!!
May 28, 2008 Joris Brinkerhoff planned to treat Planned Parenthood contributors to an evening of good food, good drink, and good music in hopes of raising big bucks for the abortion industry. Joris owns a 5 million dollar home that backs up to the elite Denver Country Club. The setting was beautiful, the night was gorgeous and the pro lifers were magnificent.
Attendees were greeted outside the entrance to the mansion by a bloody abortion doctor wielding broken and bloodied dolls while he thanked them for their help to kill the babies. " It's a big job, I can't do it all by myself, he chided. Thanks for your help." Next they had to drive through an archway that read "Baby Killers". They were stunned to say the least. Some drove by the entrance, but faithful pro lifers directed them back to the "Baby Killers" gate. If by chance they made it around to the back entrance they were met with another incredible street scene including a huge truth truck, protesters holding graphic signs and sidewalk art.
Once the guests were all safely inside and away from the "scene" on the street they had a few minutes to relax. But, only for a few minutes. Running along side the Brinerhoff property to the west is a public alleyway that allowed the pro lifers to look directly down on the garden party, completely unobstructed. It was a protesters dream. The pro aborts were going to "enjoy their cocktails" and dine within feet of the protest. Their cocktails were served with a healthy dose of the gospel message with a backdrop of the "baby killers" archway and graphic signs to remind them of exactly where their money was going.
The salads were delivered to the tables on the terrace by waiters and waitress in formal attire only to sit in the elements for over an hour before the first few people made their way to the tables. The pro lifers were polite and allowed most of the guests be seated before Pastor Bob Enyart announced that Pastor CJ was going to pray for their meal. Pastor CJ prayed a beautiful blessing on their food and reminded them of the war on the babies. And for their listening enjoyment he began to preach to them about the destiny of their souls and how to be saved. ALLELUIA!
As soon as Pastor CJ finished with his sermon, Ken Scott preached to them about global warming, better known as the lake of fire. A waiter, in an attempt to save the day plugged in a boom box to drown out the truth. Most of the people attending the event were over fifty and they looked extremely uncomfortable. The music was loud and abrasive (Speaking from first hand experience, most people over fifty do not enjoy loud and abrasive music.) and it did very little to dampen the sound from the preachers. Occasionally, when the music paused all the pro lifers chanted "No killing with tranquility".
Shame is a powerful tool to bring sinners to repentance and it was served on the golden platter of the truth by pro lifers at the Brinkerhoff' home last night. Not only did contributors to Planned Parenthood have good food, good drink, good music, but they heard the Truth of the one and only Good One, Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord!
Ken and Jo Scott
"This victory is the voice of the people
and all credit goes to our Creator"
For Immediate Release:
29 May 2008
Contact: Kristi Burton, 719-661-8827
Human Life Amendment Signatures Certified –
Historic Amendment Officially on November's Ballot
Denver, Colorado – May 29, 2008 – For the first time in US history, the
issue of personhood will be decided in the public forum by a
constitutional amendment. Colorado for Equal
Rights has been notified by the Colorado Secretary of State's Office that
enough valid signatures were submitted to put the Every Human is a Person
amendment on the November 2008 ballot. The Secretary of State's Office's
random sampling indicated that there were 103,377 valid signatures,
surpassing the 76,047 valid signatures that
"The people of Colorado have spoken, the Secretary of State's Office has
certified our signatures, and our equal rights amendment will be on
November's ballot," stated Kristi Burton, initiative sponsor. "All humans
should be protected by love and by law, and this amendment is a historic
effort to ensure equal rights for every person."
Colorado for Equal Rights has demonstrated an unparalleled grassroots effort
thus far, with likely more volunteer circulators than any other ballot
initiative in the State's history. The grassroots initiative had over 1,300
volunteer petition circulators.
"We at Colorado for Equal Rights are incredibly thankful for our many
volunteers who worked so hard for each signature we delivered to the
Secretary of State's Office and the churches who stood behind us and
supported us," Burton continued. "This victory is the voice of the people
and all credit goes to our Creator"
Colorado for Equal Rights is a statewide grassroots organization of
concerned citizens who value human life. Colorado for Equal Rights is
sponsoring the Human Life Amendment to the Colorado constitution, stating
"(t)he term 'Person' or 'Persons' shall include any human from the time
For more information, please contact Kristi Burton at 719-661-8827 or via
e-mail at email@example.com.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
STOPP HELPS HABITAT REALIZE THEY HAVE A REAL
TAR BABY ON THEIR HANDS!
Habitat for Humanity helps PP open an abortuary
We have received news from our Associate group in Sarasota, Florida that Planned Parenthood plans to build a new killing center in the Rosemary District, north of downtown Sarasota. But according to zoning rules, PP cannot do this unless a liner building, intended as multifamily, on Cohen Way, is built at the back of the lot.
PP approached the Planning Board and asked for a five-year extension, since it is not a builder and couldn't find a buyer for this lot. In order for PP to get a certificate of occupancy, it must get a building permit for the residential building. However, the board refused PP's request.
Unfortunately, PP found a creative solution to its problem, with the help of Habitat for Humanity. PP sold land to Habitat for $10.
S0, Habitat for Humanity, an organization that claims to be a Christian ministry, is now working with PP. Habitat for Humanity said that this was only a real estate transaction, but PP could not have opened the abortion facility if the lot was not used for a residential building, so, yes, Habitat for Humanity is helping PP open its doors.
According to Habitat for Humanity's web site,
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat is founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live in dignity and safety.
Apparently, Habitat believes that living next to PP, an organization that murders innocent preborn babies, pushes pornography onto children and covers up for rapists is a place where people can "live in dignity and safety."
At a meeting of the Sarasota City Commission on May 5, the commission approved a plan to get the PP abortuary opened, based on the agreement with Habitat. A letter that PP filed with the city before the meeting said, "We are excited to have Habitat be a part of the Planned Parenthood team."
We encourage all STOPPers to contact Habitat for Humanity and demand they break this agreement: Habitat for Humanity, 1757 N. East Ave., Sarasota, FL 34234, 941-365-0700, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also encourage you to contact Habitat for Humanity International to register your complaint. You can reach them at 1-800-HABITAT. They also have a complaint line: 1-877-434-4435.
Please contact both the Sarasota and the international office and let them know that Habitat should have nothing to do with Planned Parenthood.
Monday, May 26, 2008
WEITZ EXEC FLEES FROM TRUTH!
Today the Collaborators Project conducted
another Holiday Home Visit at the residence of Gary Meggison, in Lakewood, Colorado.
About 20 protestors of the Planned Parenthood Super Baby Death Camp, being built by Weitz
in a minority neighborhood at Stapleton, gathered, sang songs and preached God's word to Mr. Meggison and his neighbors.
Cal Zastrow brought a strong message, begging Gary and his neighbors' hearts to break for the
4,000 innocent pre-born babies who are murdered by Planned Parenthood and America's abortionists, daily.
Lakewood Police were called and asked us to keep the preaching level down. As the Christians continued with songs, Meggison left home to flee from the truth he was forced to confront.
Friday, May 23, 2008
With due respect to the office of Governor of the State of Delaware:
"As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over
them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy
the way of thy paths. Isaiah 3:12 "
(The Authorized King James Version)
I am sad to receive your reply, but not totally surprised for:
It is contrary to God's Word that women should rule in the place of men.
In fact, it is a judgment on our nation when women rule: Were men of
great godly conviction and fortitude standing where you are standing
now, Lauren's life might be spared.
It is our nation's greatest shame, that those godly men are not to be
found at their posts.
Leaving Lauren's life to you, you who will leave her innocent life to
be guarded by the dogs of the judiciary, will only hasten Lauren
Richardson's death without trial or reason. You will stand by and do
nothing, wiping the crocodile tears you shed for Lauren, from blinded
eyes, begging prayers on her behalf from other gods than the God of
the Scriptures Who demands Lauren's Personhood should be shielded,
protected and defended, by you: You, and everyone on Earth who claims
they pray to the One True God.
Sincerely and with tears,
Eve Sanchez Silver, Believer
Thursday, May 22, 2008
$10,000 Offer to National RTL From American RTL to Name 'One' Pro-Life Justice
Article Last Updated: 05/21/2008 12:53:40 PM MDT
DENVER, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "American Right To Life is offering attorney James Bopp $10,000 for National RTL," said the group's president Brian Rohrbough, "if he can name a single justice on the current U.S. Supreme Court who has ever acknowledged that the unborn child has a right to life, whether in a majority opinion or a dissent."
"A quarter century after Bopp and NRTL refused President Ronald Reagan's offer to work toward federalpersonhood legislation, they have long opposed all state personhood efforts," says the group's site AmericanRTL. HYPERLINK "http://americanrtl.org/" org.
On May 13, Colorado pro-lifers turned in 131,000 signatures exceeding by 55,000 the number needed to force a statewide vote to acknowledge in law the personhood of the unborn child.
"National Right to Life has misled the pro-life community to think that this is the wrong time to advocate personhood because we need one more Justice on the Supreme Court to have a pro-life majority," said Rohrbough. "But if we added a Justice who would uphold the right to life of the unborn, then we would haveonly one such Justice. The failed long-term strategy of regulating the killing of a fetus has left America without a single Justice who knows that it's wrong to kill an unborn baby; NRTL's compromise will never produce a pro-life court."
Continued . . .
THE "JUDICIARY" "objectively reviews"
May 22, 2008
"Governor Minner understands and appreciates your concern for Lauren Richardson. While this must be a very difficult time for Lauren’s family and friends, Governor Minner respects the legal process governing this case, the separation of power between the judicial and the executive branches of state government and has faith in the judicial branch to independently and objectively review the case. Governor Minner asks that Lauren and her family are in your thoughts and prayers during this trying time."
Office of the Governor
Sunday, May 18, 2008
OBIT FOR ANOTHER DEATH PEDDLER!
Today the LA Times reports the death of one
who may have caused the deaths of untold
Harvey Karman, invented a device in the 1970s that made abortions simpler, cheaper and less painful.
According to the Times, "He did more for 'safe abortion' around the world than practically any other person."
Friday, May 16, 2008
STANDING UP TO THE HOUNDS OF HELL!!
God bless Nadine!
British Abortion Advocates Target Pro-Life MP With Harassment Campaign
by Steven Ertelt
May 16, 2008
London, England (LifeNews.com) -- Vandalism and harassment are nothing new for pro-life advocates in the United States and now a leading pro-life member of the British Parliament is feeling the heat. Nadine Dorries, who is heading up a campaign to reduce late-term abortions, is the target of threats and harassment.
Dorries, a Conservative Party MP, is leading an effort to tighten the limit on late-term abortions from 24 to 20 weeks into pregnancy.
That has earned her significant publicity in the British media but also the scorn of extreme abortion advocates who want to allow late-term abortions.
Dorries tells the Bedford Today newspaper she has received threatening messages over the phone and in the mail and suspicious packages that she has reported to authorities.
The intimidation campaign has also included abortion advocates writing threatening messages on the windows of her home.
"The hounds of hell are chasing me," Dorries said in a post on her web site. "Scary, threatening angry and downright nasty phone calls. A message smeared on my window."
"This is all meant to destabilize or distract me. I have a very clear message to those who are attempting to do this - back off," she said, standing her ground.
"You will not stop me, you will not undermine me, you do not scare me. In fact, you make me much more determined than I ever was before. You give me strength," she added.
Dorries said she had received an email of support from Michael Clancy, the photographer who took the famous picture of Samuel Armas, who was operated on in surgery while he was still is his mother's womb.
Armas is show in the photo clutching the finger of his physician while he was still 21 weeks into the pregnancy.
Clancy encouraged Dorries to continue her efforts to protect unborn children who are victims of late-term abortions.
Printed from: http://www.lifenews.com/int748.html
Copyright © 2003-2006 LifeNews.com. All rights reserved. For free daily/weekly pro-life news, email us at news@LifeNews.com.
AND ANOTHER FOR LAUREN!
Dear Governor Minner:
The bottom line regarding the preservation of Lauren Richardson's life
is that she is a living person and guilty of no crime that would
demand her death.
Innocent life is not negotiable.
No lawyer's brief or report from a team of physicians can change the
radical truth that Lauren Richardson's Personhood is reason enough to
keep her alive. And not just "enough" but reason to call in the troops
to preserve, defend and protect Laurel's life from those who would
dare to extinguish her God ordained being, in our world. It is
Personhood that must be protected at every single level in the
continuum of life from birth, through frailty and old age. Personhood
is reason enough to honor the living with life. Personhood is reason
enough to honor the dead. Personhood raises the monuments to our
fallen, our wounded, our heroes. Personhood raises the infirmary and
the missionary and the nursing mother at 4 AM. Personhood is enough to
preserve the yet to be born, the yet to die, the dying and the ill.
Governor Minner, as you consider your options regarding the situations
before you as a governor of the persons living in your state, let
Lauren Richardson's Personhood recalibrate your mind, heart, spirit
and gumption sir; it is an easy decision to make, because Personhood
cannot be denied.
As the United States accepts the euthanization of its Persons, it
slips further and further down among its corpses, morally debased,
utterly hollow of spirit and conviction.
Be the strong voice against the lie. Stand up. Speak out. Lead:Save
Lauren Richardson's Personhood.
I will then join my voice to yours.
Eve Sanchez Silver
Cinta Latina Research
HERE'S ONE FOR LAUREN!!
Governor Ruth Minner
State of Delaware
Dear Governor Minner:
I am writing to you concerning the life of Lauren Richardson. I am asking that you intervene in order to save Lauren from what I fear is an imminent court order indicating that Lauren be starved and dehydrated to death.
I know that it may be easy for some people to say that in her current state her life is not worth living and therefore not worth saving, but I ask you to search your heart. There have been several people in recent years that have suddenly been awakened from comas. I ask you to consider that the same thing may happen for Lauren. She may wake up one day and ask to see her daughter.
What happens when this child grows up wondering how an entire state of people could stand by as they did Terri Schiavo--watching her mom starve to death?
As summer draws near I am spending more and more time enjoying bright skies and warm breezes. These are things…even in a coma that Lauren can feel. As I grow thirsty and guzzle down bottles of refreshing ice cold water, I can’t help but think that there are people who will go to great lengths to keep Lauren from receiving hydration. I can’t imagine being that thirsty.
I wonder if Lauren’s daughter will one day ask how so many people could stand by as her mother’s lips dried and cracked—her tongue swelling up—with dark sunken eyes planted in ashy, scaly, flaking, skeletal skin.
Governor Minner, I am begging you to do what others in your position, (and higher), were not courageous enough to do in Florida. I am asking you to use the power that your office holds to stand up for the life of this young girl.
In an era of “dead beat dads”, society presses fathers to step up to the plate to take care of their children. Lauren has a father who wants to do just that.
Please, grant Lauren Richardson a “stay of execution.” Please, allow her to live.
Day Deborah Lipford-Gardner
Miss Delaware 1976
President, National Black Pro-Life Union
PUTTING FACES TO BURMA'S HORROR!
Winds of change coming to Myanmar
The horrific cyclone that killed thousands in Burma may change. A biography about a Catholic of Burma is a testament of faith and hope in the face of a brutal dictatorship sustained by torture and rape.
Thursday, May 15, 2008 By Lord David Alton
Throughout the 18 years since Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest, the Burmese military regime have repeatedly promised and failed to deliver democratic change. These are the same secretive leaders who gave orders for Buddhist monks to be mown down in the streets and who are now impeding rescue efforts as hundreds of thousands of their countrymen die following the decimation of their homes and land by Cyclone Nargis. They are the same men who have ignored 28 United Nations General assembly and Human Rights Commission resolutions
Continued . . .
Thursday, May 15, 2008
QUESTION OF THE DAY -
IF NOT OUR LIFETIME!!
This thoughtful blogpost about oral contraceptives raises about the most compelling question seen in a long time.
If we are hearing so much about these products, but women still get pregnant while using them, why do people still insist on promoting them? And, why is the next "responsible choice" an abortion? Why do we justify or promote murder as the solution to product failure? (Great question!!)
The US Supreme Court knew what they were saying in the 1994 casePlanned Parenthood v. Casey,:
[F]or two decades of economic and social developments, people have organized intimate relationships and made choices that define their views of themselves and their places in society, in reliance on the availability of abortion in the event that contraception should fail. (505 US 833, 856)
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
131,000 Coloradans endorse 'personhood' plan
Ballot initiative would extend constitution's protections to pre-born
Posted: May 13, 2008
9:41 pm Eastern
Kristi Burton, spokeswoman for Colorado for Equal Rights, and her mother announcing more than 131,000 Coloradans want a personhood amendment on the 2008 election ballot
More than 131,000 Coloradans have endorsed a plan to put an initiative on the fall 2008 election ballot that would allow voters to extend the U.S. Constitution's protections to those who haven't been born yet, something supporters say the U.S. founders intended all along.
In a campaign that opponents fret is a direct challenge to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision in which the Supreme Court discovered the right of a mother-to-be to abort her unborn child, the Colorado personhood amendment is a simple proposal.
"This proposed constitutional amendment will define a person in Colorado as a human being from the moment of fertilization, the moment when life begins," according to a statement at the sponsoring group, Colorado for Equal Rights.
At a news conference today, Colorado for Equal Rights spokeswoman Kristi Burton was asked by a reporter about the "Christian" perspective of the campaign.
Not so fast, she said, because this campaign is based on "biology 101."
(Story continues below)
Colorado for Equal Rights turned in over 131,000
signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State
today. Nearly twice the 76,000 required, it looks
very likely that Coloradans will be confronting their
consciences this fall to decide one of life's most
compelling questions, when does life begin?
Doesn't everyone deserve equal protection under the
Was Harry Blackmun, the architect of Roe v Wade correct?
410 U.S. 113 (1973). “In the Roe v. Wade decision, Justice Harry Blackmun wrote that, ‘(If the) suggestion of personhood [of the preborn] is established, the [abortion rights] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.’
Will Colorado honor God or honor man?
9News wants you to know.
Monday, May 12, 2008
"Martin's reverence for life and joy for living are imbedded in every sentence."
Changing hate to love
A Holocaust survivor eases his pain by sharing a message of hope with Colorado
By Electa Draper
The Denver Post
Article Last Updated: 05/12/2008 06:08:43 AM MDT
Martin Small shows a bullet wound from an escape attempt long ago. "People here listen to me," Small said of Coloradans. "The Holocaust changed one word, love, to hate. People here changed hate to love." (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post )
Martin Small says he feels an indescribable mixture of dread and eagerness in remembering and retelling his stories of the Holocaust.
In the five years he has lived in Broomfield, the 91-year-old artist says, the people of Colorado have embraced his stories and changed his life.
"People here listen to me," Small said. "The Holocaust changed one word, love to hate. People here changed hate to love."
Small's wife of 57 years, Doris, is also also a survivor of the Nazis' effort to exterminate Jews during World War II.
The couple moved to Colorado from New York in 2003 to be near their daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family, he said, is everything to him
To his amazement, his Colorado family grew to include Catholic scholars, evangelical clergy, students of all stripes— an ever-expanding community embracing him as messenger.
In 2007, Regis University, a Catholic Jesuit institution, honored Small as Civis Princeps, or First Citizen.
One of Small's large artworks, one celebrating the unity of Jews and Christians, stands in the foyer of the Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada."Martin and Doris are a blessing to us," said Steve Small,a member of Faith Bible and no relation. "I have come to know God better through Martin."
Small, born Mordechai Schmulewicz in the Polish village of Molczadz in 1916, saw his world collapse under Nazi occupation.
"I was a farmer. We lived with the gentiles like brothers," Small said. "Overnight they became the collaborators of the Nazis. Why did my best friend from school start calling me 'Dirty Jew?'
"That's a question no one can answer."
By age 25 Small had experienced threats of torture and death by boyhood chums.
Continued . . .
Sunday, May 11, 2008
WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO BARBARA OF
MOMMYLIFE.NET FOR THIS SUPERB
SLIDE SHOW OF SPECIAL MOMS WHOSE
PRECIOUS CHILDREN ESCAPED THE EVIL
PLANS OF THE MARCH OF DIMES!
Down syndrome: May 11, 2008
Celebrating Down syndrome - a Mother's Day photo album
Last year I unveiled a very special Mother's Day photo album, which has continued to grow this year - now with 95 mother/child portraits:
You can see the photos and read the moms comments at Our Little Extras - A Mother's Day Down Syndrome Celebration.
Or watch the slideshow:
Please send me yours if you'd like to be included! The more, the merrier!
Digg This! • Email this • Subscribe to this feed • Save to del.icio.us • Share on Facebook • Technorati Links • Stumble It!
Posted by barbara at May 11, 2008 9:11 AM
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
WITH DEEP GRATITUDE AND FONDNESS FOR
AMERICA'S PREMIER AND PURELY PRO-LIFE
ORGANIZATION - AMERICAN LIFE LEAGUE!
LAUREN RICHARDSON - YOU CAN HELP!
By Judie Brown
It has been a source of ongoing sadness to read of the difficulties Lauren Richardson’s father has had over the course of the past several months. For those of you who are not familiar with her case, Lauren overdosed on heroin on August 28, 2006. She suffered oxygen deprivation and, as a result of the overdose, is now in a coma and unable to speak out for herself. At the time of the overdose, Lauren was expecting a baby. Her parents honored what they knew would have been her wish and did all they could to keep her healthy and comfortable until the child was born. Today, though Lauren may not be aware of it, she is the mother of Ember Grace, who was born in February 2007.
Since the birth of her daughter, Lauren remains unable to speak of her concerns, but she has a loving father who is doing all he can to protect her from suffering the same fate as Terri Schiavo. However, Lauren’s mother, who has been named her legal guardian, is sadly not of the same opinion and is working with attorneys to pressure the courts to permit Lauren’s starvation.
Lauren’s father has kept hope alive, even at times when there appeared to be no hope in human terms. Lauren’s father is a man of hope in Christ and is dedicated to spending every breath he has on defending Lauren, regardless of what it might cost him in physical exhaustion and worldly goods. The most recent update for those concerned about Lauren tells us the following:
We struggle at times as we seek to share with the public the details of what is happening with Lauren because of the disagreement we have with Lauren’s mother. We cannot understand her reasoning in refusing a path of hope, healing and restoration for Lauren and insisting on causing her death by withholding food and water from her. The issue in Lauren’s case is the eternal truth that all people, no matter what their medical condition, bear the image of God and deserve basic care and an opportunity to be restored to health.
Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo’s brother, has written about Lauren in an editorial earlier this year, "False Compassion," and is working closely with Lauren’s father in order to provide expertise that he is uniquely qualified to share during a trying time like this.
There are many links on the Life for Lauren web site that will assist you in tracking this case and learning who is supporting Lauren’s ongoing care and who is opposing it. More importantly, there is something you can do to express your concerns.
ACTION NEEDED NOW
The governor of Delaware, Ruth Ann Minner, is being asked by pro-life Americans across this nation to intervene in this case in order to save Lauren from what many fear is an imminent court order dictating that Lauren be starved and dehydrated to death. I am asking you to be one of those who communicates your passionate belief that Lauren’s life is sacred and deserves to be protected from those who would order her death. The governor’s e-mail address is email@example.com.
Further, it would mean a great deal to Lauren’s father, Randy, if you sent him a copy of your e-mail to Governor Ruth Ann Minner. Randy’s e-mail address is Lifeforlauren@aol.com.
During a recent visit to Anchorage, Alaska where Bobby Schindler was invited to speak, he told a reporter from The Catholic Anchor, "Once we accept that killing is an acceptable answer to human suffering, we lose any type of parameters. Euthanasia is a form of abandonment. It is not compassion."
Truer words were never spoken. As I frequently tell people who argue that we pro-lifers are being heartless and cruel for fighting to defend the rights of a "hopeless case," "God is the author of every human being’s life, and He has never given permission to a single one of us to arbitrarily rob another human being of life for any reason including disability or illness."
As Flannery O’Connor once wrote on the subject of false compassion, "In the absence of faith, we govern by tenderness. And tenderness leads to the gas chamber."
Lauren Richardson is not terminal – she is severely disabled. Lauren Richardson should not be murdered.
Judie Brown is president of American Life League and a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
Monday, May 05, 2008
BOB ENYART TELLS UNC STUDENTS AND PP
LAWYER, ED RAMEY, "WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW
RIGHT FROM WRONG, STAY OUT OF THE MORAL
PUBLIC POLICY DEBATE!
This imprecation has application for the 2 democrat front
runners, as this Youtube illustrates beautifully.
Life is a tricky subject for Obama
Posted: May 05, 2008
1:00 am Eastern
Barack Obama is so confident, so well-spoken, so self-assured, so articulate.
Most of the time.
If you want to see Barack Obama uneasy, at a loss for words, tentative, halting, just ask him one of the simplest and most profound questions to be debated in the public square for the last 35 years – since he was 12 years old.
The question: "Do you believe life begins at conception and, if not, when does it begin?"
Continued . . .
Sunday, May 04, 2008
BOYD V BURTON
IN THIS CORNER- Standing for a woman's "right to choose" (death, destruction and dismemberment for her pre-born baby)
TRUTH SMACK DOWN MATCH
IN THIS CORNER - Standing for truth, justice and the American way.
We hold these truths to be self-evident:
That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. . .
To read about the pro-death legislative team leading the anti-Personhood campaign in Colorado, read
Friday, May 02, 2008
PLEADING TO ABORT AND PLEADING TO
REMOVE A DAUGHTER'S FEEDING TUBE?
Do we have a common theme in Edith Tower's
In this Youtube video, Lauren's father, Randy
Richardson, explains his former wife, Edith's
role in Lauren's current state of limbo.
One would think her former pro-death proclivities
would disqualify her from having Lauren's best
interests at heart.
One would be wrong!
To quote Pastor Bob Enyart, "It's no longer a justice system,
it's just a system!"
BOB'S FOCUSED ON FEDERAL ISSUES! ????
Thank you for contacting the Bob Schaffer for U.S. Senate Campaign, we appreciate hearing from you. Bob has not taken a public position on a proposed Colorado Human Life Amendment. The proposed amendment is still in the process of meeting the necessary requirements to make it on to the ballot. Additionally Bob has been focused on federal issues, rather than state issues, since he is running for federal office.
Bob believes in the sanctity of life. He has a consistent pro-life voting record and will continue that record in the U.S. Senate. Bob consistently earned 100% ratings from the National Right to Life while serving in the U.S. House of
Representatives. Promoting human dignity cannot, or course, end at birth. Bob also believes we should be doing more to promote adoption, as well as giving parents the tools to provide children with adequate health care and a quality education.
If you have any further questions or comments for Bob or the campaign, please do not hesitate to contact us again.
Bob Schaffer for U.S. Senate Campaign
Bob to the pre-born: Later!
DO WE LOVE GOD'S WORD THIS MUCH?
Cal's report from China!
"It was nineteen years ago when I first went to China with Bibles. Five of us successfully got 1,300 lbs. of Bibles to northern China. "Charles" met us and got our load safely to the Christians. Feeling like a hero of the Cross after a long, hot, dirty train ride, I asked him about who all was receiving this shipment of Bibles. "It sure was a lot of work to get them here. I sure hope that they appreceiate them."
Charles told us that our load was slotted for 50 house-Church pastors who were currently students at a big university in the city. It was the middle of June. They were to graduate at the end of June and return to their home cities with Bibles. Charles had give one of them a Bible and a couple of Gospel tracts in early March. As a student, this pastor got the equivalent of $.50 per day for food. For $.20 daily, this pastor could buy one scoop of steamed white rice. At the end of every week he saved enough money from not eating to purchase a postage stamp and an envelope. For three and one-half months he tore a couple of pages out of his Bible and weekly sent them home to his city in southwest China. Charles had just visited him the night before our arrival. He was having dizzy spells, had blacked-out once, and had some internal bleeding. Out of three stages of malnutrition, this guy was in number two! Charles lovingly advised him to not send any pages home that week but to buy and eat some vegetables, fruit, and meat. After all, he would be back home in two weeks. The young pastor/student replied, "Brother, you hurt me."
"I'm sorry. What is it?" asked Charles.
This humble Christian went on, "Brother, you offend me. You don't know what you are talking about. In my home city, we have a church of over 200 Christians ready to die for Jesus. Many more people are hungry to know about God also. In our church, we only had two pages of the Bible. When you become a new believer, and are ready to die for Jesus, and get baptized, then you get to look at one of page of the Bible. You do nothing else until you have that page memorized. Then, you give it back to the church and the next person starts memorizing it so the pages are always being memorized. We pray and take turns fasting, asking God to give our church one Bible. How can I sin against God? How can I sin against my brothers and sisters in my home church by living here in luxury with a Bible and not sharing it with them?"
I didn't feel like a hero of the Cross anymore. I repented and asked God to teach me to love and to give like that. Thus, I keep taking teams back to China to bless our persecuted brothers and sisters.
In my next column, I'll describe how you can help get Bibles into China through the mail, financial donations, and taking them in yourself.
Lauren Richardson Case Eerily Similar To Schiavo
Posted on Thursday, 1 of May , 2008 at 9:18 am
By June Maxam
© The North Country Gazette
The clock is ticking away the life of Lauren Marie Richardson, a 23-year-old woman who suffered an anoxic brain injury as the result of a heroin overdose in August 2006. A decision is due any day whether Lauren lives or dies. She has been sentenced to death by dehydration and starvation by Delaware Court of Chancery Master Sam Glasscock III by granting guardianship to her mother who wants to remove Lauren’s feeding tube which will result in her painful and agonizing death, in the same manner as Terri Schiavo.
(continued . . .)
LET LAUREN LIVE ALERT !!!!
Great News - Lauren's video resurfaces!
Lauren Richardson's father Randy had been thwarted
in his efforts to save his daughter by a court order
forbidding the youtube video of Lauren interacting with
her dog and friends.
The video clearly shows that Lauren is NOT in a persistent
vegetative state, which her mother Edith is claiming.
Edith has custody of Lauren's baby girl and has never allowed
them to visit.
What kind of grandmother would be so unkind to her daughter,
as to keep her from her baby and try to have her starved?
PERHAPS THIS MOTHER'S DAY WOULD BE A GREAT DAY TO MAKE
AMENDS, Edith !!!!
Thursday, May 01, 2008
LEST WE FORGET
ISRAEL: Holocaust remembrance day begins loaded week
This is the most loaded week in Israel's year. One week of grounding; an anchor, a reality-check, the center of gravity.
Holocaust Remembrance Day is being marked Thursday. In exactly one week,the country shall commemorate its war and terror victims, back to back with Independence Day the following day. The essence of Israeliness compressed into a week of transitions: past to present, grief to celebration, individual to collective, Jew to Israeli.
The changes are sharp, nearly impossible at times. Yet most Israelis are accustomed to furious swinging of the pendulum of its national mood and emotions.
A week apart, Holocaust Remembrance and Independence Day - with the price paid for the latter in between - are bookends containing the modern text of a nation; the commemoration days were among the first laws passed by Israeli governments.
This year, aside from remembering those who perished, Holocaust Remembrance Day is dedicated to the living survivors. "On this day more than any other day - we bow deeply in gratitude; we stand erect in boundless pride of the contribution by Holocaust survivors to building this country," said Prime Minister Olmert last night at Yad VaShem.
But it is more than gratitude the aging survivors need. 90,000 of the 260,000 survivors living in Israel today live below the line of poverty. Olmert also admitted that "the State did not always fulfill its duty to the survivors. Regrettably, we sinned and failed by depriving the survivors of their right to live a life of quality and dignity... We spoke of the Holocaust and its lessons, of the murderers and their victims, but our eyes were blind to some of the survivors who lived lives of wretchedness and poverty. There is no justification for this nor can it be forgiven." We have changed this, he said, with the allocation of special funds.
Many survivors did not talk about their experiences during the country's early years. Too fresh, too raw, too alien the contradiction to the strong, self-reliant Sabra image Israel was trying to forge. Busy building its future, the young nation embraced survivors as immigrants with a role in the national enterprise but less as individual witnesses. Few asked. Even fewer answered.
The trial of Adolph Eichmann marked the change. 110 survivors testified in the trial, which undid the unspoken vow of silence. Survivors were recognized as individuals, with experiences that were personal and not only collective. The Holocaust acquired faces and names, and the often oppressive silence in which survivors' children were raised began to be put into words. Israel's population in 1961, the year of the trial, was 2 million. Of these, a quarter were holocaust survivors.
HOME TOWN NEWS
Fried: Schaffer's Macaca Moment in the Marianas
By Eric Fried
April 30, 2008
About the author:
Eric Fried hopes Bob Schaffer keeps this story going at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is Bob Schaffer having his macaca moment over the Mariana Islands?
If you have forgotten, or never knew, “macaca” was the infamous racial epithet that sunk the 2006 re-election campaign (and presidential hopes) of Virginia Sen. George Allen. Flustered by an opposing campaign volunteer videotaping him, Allen hurled the derogatory term (used by French colonials comparing native Africans to macaque monkeys) at S.R. Sidarth, a native-born Virginian of Indian ancestry. Though Allen eventually apologized, after trotting out multiple non-credible explanations for his outburst, his campaign manager never did, instead aggressively attacking the media for reporting the story and portraying his client as the victim. The genius who drove Allen's campaign into the ditch was “Dirty” Dick Wadhams, now managing Bob Schaffer's run for Colorado's open U.S. Senate seat (while simultaneously running the Colorado Republican Party).
Though you'd get no clue from reading our moribund local daily, the story all over the Denver media and burning up the blogosphere revolves around then-Fort Collins Congressman Schaffer's lavish 1999 junket to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. territory notorious for its near-slavery working conditions. To cut to the heart of this twisted and sordid tale, imprisoned ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and indicted ex-Congressional Majority Leader Tom Delay were spreading big bucks around to keep a “Made in the U.S.A.” label on these sweatshop goods while exempting the territory from U.S. labor laws. The Senate finally closed this loophole earlier this month on a 91-4 vote.
So how did this long-forgotten issue come back from the dead? Amazingly, Schaffer himself revived it! In a Denver Post profile, he pointed to the Marianas as a model for the kind of guest worker program he'd like to see adopted nationally to help fix our broken immigration system. That set the scribes to researching the 1999 trip, complete with travel arrangements handled by Abramoff's firm, free accommodations for Bob and his wife Maureen at a beach resort, meetings with Abramoff clients like the Saipan Garment Manufacturers' Association, and some lovely parasailing lessons. The textile factory owners told Bob that labor conditions were peachy keen and all the reports of workers imported from China and Bangladesh under false pretenses, housed in barracks surrounded by barbed wire, laboring 12 hours a day, seven days a week, desperately trying to make their quotas, were just a smear campaign cooked up by union bosses. And so Bob dutifully reported back. Mission accomplished.
When the dirty laundry re-aired, Wadhams used the same tactic that worked so well in Virginia that it tipped control of the entire U.S. Senate to the Democrats. He belligerently blamed the media and portrayed his client as the victim. When the story did not blow away from Dick's bluster, Bob went on talk radio to explain that he hardly knew Abramoff, and that the trip was sponsored by a California-based religious group (cue the herald angels) called the Traditional Values Coalition (TVC). According to the Post article, TVC often “acted virtually as a political arm of Abramoff's lobbying operation.”
One group not buying Schaffer's explanation is the anti-abortion movement, which should be firmly in his camp. Colorado Right to Life accused him of ignoring the well-documented practice of forced abortions when factory workers get pregnant. Steve Curtis, head of American Right to Life Action and a former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, told the Post "the pro-life movement will no longer give a pass to candidates like Bob Schaffer which should be firmly in his camp. Colorado Right to Life accused him of ignoring the well-documented practice of forced abortions when factory workers get pregnant. Steve Curtis, head of American Right to Life Action and a former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, told the Post "the pro-life movement will no longer give a pass to candidates like Bob Schaffer who look the other way when Chinese women are forced to abort their children." Both groups reportedly asked to meet with Schaffer, who declined. Besides, Schaffer noted that in his five days there, “I did not observe a forced abortion.” Um, Bob, they probably don't do that at the resort pool or right in front of visiting Congressmen. Maybe in a back room somewhere, ya think?
You say macaca, I say Mariana, let's call the whole thing off!