Category Archives: Against Forced Abortion

Marie Leatherby: "Women Deserve Full Information On Abortion"

Amy Everitt declares 43 crisis pregnancy centers in California a “threat to public health” (“Crisis pregnancy centers threaten women’s health,” Viewpoints, March 12).

Her main criticism is alleged misinformation. Yet throughout the article, she spreads misinformation mostly based on an investigation performed by her organization – California’s National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League chapter – a biased source.

The Sacramento Life Center has medical licenses for all three clinics run by an OB/GYN and registered nurse. In January, 82 percent of our patients had already decided they wanted to continue their pregnancy but needed resources to overcome hurdles – lack of health insurance, domestic violence, undocumented status, low income – before they finalized their choice.

Many said our clinic was the first to offer help; other clinics recommended abortion and said they could not help if they opted to continue their pregnancy. Planned Parenthood often refers these patients to us. We connect them to low- and no-cost care, safe houses, and food and clothing resources. Ninety-nine percent of our patients report high satisfaction or satisfaction with services they received.

Women are strong and deserve to have comprehensive information about procedures they are considering for their bodies. Everitt chastises centers for sharing “gruesome descriptions” of abortion. We agree that inflammatory language and graphic photos are irresponsible, but so is minimizing what takes place in a pregnancy termination. Patients should be fully advised of risks and options to surgery. They should never be coerced into making a decision with insufficient data.

Everitt says that post-abortion stress syndrome has been debunked. Yet Susanne Babbel in Psychology Today says that the syndrome “is the name that has been given to the psychological aftereffects of abortion” based on post-traumatic stress disorder, and that “any event that causes trauma can indeed result in PTSD, and abortion is no exception.”

Everitt writes that “we can all agree that women should not be given medical misinformation.”

I hope she will consider this the next time she writes a misleading article about crisis pregnancy centers like ours, and promotes a culture where women are too weak to weigh medical consequences of elective procedures.

Marie Leatherby is executive director of the Sacramento Life Center, which runs the Sac Valley Pregnancy Clinic.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article15088757.html#storylink=cpy

17-Year-Old Girl Forced to Have Abortion Against Her Will “No! Please Don’t Make Me!”

Lavonne Wilenken, former Planned Parenthood nurse practitioner, spoke with Douglas R. Scott, in  Bad Choices: A Look inside Planned Parenthood (1993):

Once when I was working in the family planning clinic where also the abortuary [abortion clinic] inhabited the same building, I was in a room with a counselor and a young woman. One of the family planning assistants came – burst in the room and said, “Please, you’ve got to come quick! She’s trying to back out of the procedure and everything is all ready!”

The counselor left hurriedly down the hall and I followed to see exactly what was going on and what I saw in the hall was the counselor, a 17-year-old girl and her aunt, dragging her into the room as she was hollering, “No, I don’t want to go! Please don’t make me! Please don’t make me do this! I really don’t want to do this!”

They very hurriedly shoved her in the room where the procedure was to take place and slammed the door and the counselor came out afterwards with a sort of a, a peaceful smiling look on his face, and I knew what had happened. I knew that they had aborted her against her will.

Sixty-Four Percent (64%) of Aborting Moms “Felt Pressured By Others” (217 sample population)

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Induced abortion and traumatic stress: A preliminary comparison of American and Russian women. Vincent M. Rue et al. Med Sci Monit, 2004; 10(10): SR5-16

Abortion Businesses Actively ‘Manage’ Moms’ Anxiety in Conflict Planning

The For-Profit Abortion Business trade organization “Naral” proclaims that it acts in the interest of “Women’s Health”—all the while it consciously manipulates them with fear.

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A large contingent of anyone, even clinic defenders, can look scary and confusing to a client who was not prepared to see tons of people there. – BACAOR “Clinic Defense-A Model”, page 8

In general, clients want to be left alone. They don’t want to see escorts, ORs or anyone, and all their body language says that. If we can, we respect that, but it is crucial when a conflict is inevitable to let the client know that we are there to help her in. – BACAOR “Clinic Defense-A Model”, page 21

NARAL has come a long way, baby, since student days, transmogrifying "idealism" into an extremely profitable business enterprise. Yet lessons learned at the barricades are still of use today. Abortion businesses actively and consciously manage Moms’ anxiety in conflict planning.

Father Leatherby complements the Presentation Right to Life SIDEWALK COUNSELORS


UPDATE

Another baby saved!  – On December 18th we saved our Christmas baby!  A huge thank you to Beth Tatge who was courageous enough to approach the escort and convince him to go into the mill and get the mother. To the relief of all present, the escort came out of the mill with the mother and all drove to the pregnancy center instead!

At least 6 babies saved in 2014!! – In 2014 we saved the lives of 6 babies and possibly another 2; yet, we’ll never know the true number as many women skip their appointment when they see us. Saving the lives of these precious babies and preventing grave mortal sins are the greatest acts of mercy anyone can do!!! God bless everyone who chooses to serve humanity in this way!

 

We’re heroes to both the babies and the parents that we saved from a lifetime of pain.

You can also become a hero! As the New Year approaches, please consider joining us to bring the gospel of hope to parents and bystanders every Thursday at the Butano mill.


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I wanted to give honorable mention to Fr. Lee and our Respect Life Committee.Two Thursdays ago, when I went to the sidewalk of our local the abortion clinic to pray with our fellow parishioners, I noticed that Fr. Lee was speaking with a woman at her car. I discovered that, when she arrived that morning for an abortion and saw Fr. Lee and others praying, her heart was moved. She was so thankful that people were on the sidewalk. She hadn’t wanted to go through with the procedure, but didn’t feel like she had any hope or support. She found both in our witness to life. She decided to keep her baby!

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Sex Selective Abortion at 8 Months Stopped by Women’s Rights Without Frontiers’ “Save a Girl Campaign”

BaoYuWhen Bao Yu’s mother was 8 months pregnant, she went to the hospital to determine the sex of the child. Her mother already had a three-year old daughter, and her family was determined that this second child would be a son. (In the countryside, where your first child is a girl, you can have a second child. Many regard this second child as their last chance to have a son.) When the doctor told Bao Yu’s mother she was carrying a girl, her family tried to force her to abort. The family wanted a boy, and because of the coercive enforcement of the One Child Policy, they knew they could not have a boy if they kept baby Bao Yu. Even though Bao Yu’s mother couldn’t see her daughter in the womb, she knew that she loved her and felt her growing day-by-day. Still, because of the intense pressure from her family, she felt like she had no other option but to abort her full-term pregnancy – just because her baby was a girl.

Bao Yu was very fortunate that Women’s Rights Without Frontiers’ (WRWF) learned that her mother was being pressured to abort her at eight months. A WRWF undercover fieldworker visited Bao Yu’s mother and told her about the “Save a Girl” program. Our fieldworker reassured her that we are helping other families keep their girls too because we believe that girls matter just as much as boys. We offered to give the family a monthly stipend for a year, to help them support their new daughter. With our help, Bao Yu’s mother was able to stand against the cultural tide of son-preference and give birth to precious baby Bao Yu.

Bao Yu’s story is repeated all over China millions of times each year. Families who already have a daughter will routinely abort their second pregnancy if it’s a girl. Because of this brutal practice, there are 37 million more men living in China than women. And this gender imbalance is driving human trafficking and sexual slavery.

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15 Year Old Held Captive by Abortion Business, Mother Ejected from Facility

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15-year-old girl allegedly locked inside abortion facility rescued by pro-lifer: Report

By Ben Johnson | Life Site News | May 19, 2014

BUFFALO, NY, May 19, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An abortion facility allegedly locked a 15-year-old girl in an examining room and expelled her mother from the premises when they changed their minds about going through with an abortion, a nationally prominent pro-life activist has stated.

Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood manager who began And Then There Were None as an outreach to other abortion workers, said she and a local pro-life counselor named Cheryl had been in touch with the frightened minor girl by text message.

Johnson described the teen as “a 15 year old girl” who “is very swayed by the opinions of her boyfriend, who does not want her to have anything to do with the pregnancy center in her area.”

Instead, he took his girlfriend to Buffalo Women’s Services, reportedly the first businesses in America to house an abortion office and a “natural birthing center” under the same roof.

Things went OK until the girl “asked to see her ultrasound and the clinic absolutely refused,” Johnson reported. “She decided then that they were obviously not interested in helping her and told them that she wanted to leave.”

“They would not allow her to leave the room she was in and locked the door,” she said.

At that time, Johnson writes, the girl’s mother asked began “demanding to see her daughter. At that point, her mother was removed from the facility.” Continue reading

The link between abortion and domestic abuse


FINDING HOPE – Ella’s Prenant. But she’s hiding a secret. Instead of Joy, she feels only TERROR.
At times her secret seems too heavy to bear. How will “he” react?
“He” can be SO SWEET sometimes, and he’s always ‘So Sorry‘…”AFTERWARDS
Still she has hope. “Please let ‘him’ be okay with it…”
HE’S NOT OKAY. Her path seems clear. It’s her only option…(ABORTION CLINIC).
Ella: “It’s all my fault. I’ve got no choice.” Doctor: “This time next week it will all be over.” Ella: “Is that it?”
Hope fades. But it’s far from over… 30% of Domestic Abuse begins in pregnancy.
1 in 4 Women who seek abortions are victims of domestic violence.
That’s 50,000 UK women locked in a cycle of Abortion, Pregnancy, Violence.
They’re often isolated from friends and family. So no one even asks them, “Are you ok?”, let alone,
“Why do you want an abortion?”… Not even the health professionals tasked with caring for them.
The Association Between Abortion and Violence Towards Women Is Strong.

Almost 40% of those seeking an abortion report being victims of abuse.  According to one Canadian study (below), these women are almost 300% more likely to be victims than the general female population, and with those abused within the previous year, the rate climbs to almost 400%.

Prayer Request against China’s 1-Child Policy and against Gendercide

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A Heart for Freedom: The Remarkable Journey of a Young Dissident, Her Daring Escape, and Her Quest to Free China’s Daughters

Heart4FreedomMore than twenty years ago, Chai Ling led the protesters at Tiananmen Square and became China’s most-wanted female fugitive. Today, she’s finally telling her astonishing story. Though haunted by memories of the horrifying massacre at Tiananmen and her underground escape from China in a cargo box, Ling threw herself into pursuing the American dream. She completed Ivy League degrees, found love, and became a highly successful entrepreneur. Yet her longing for true freedom, purpose, and peace remained unfulfilled. Years after Tiananmen, she was still searching to find meaning in all the violence, fear, and tragedy she’d endured. She is here to tell her tale of passion, political turmoil, and spiritual awakening . . . and the inspirational true story of a woman who has dedicated everything to giving people in China their chance at a future.

Podcast from Kresta in the Afternoon (2 PM Weekdays) January 27, 2014 – Hour 2

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