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Prolife Across America https://prolifeacrossamerica.org Mon, 16 May 2016 15:48:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.2 The Truth About Planned Parenthood https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/the-truth-about-planned-parenthood/ https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/the-truth-about-planned-parenthood/#respond Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:29:59 +0000 https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/?p=2654 The Truth About Planned Parenthood Some have asked where women will go if there is no Planned Parenthood… Did you know there are over 13,000 clinics in the US that don’t do abortions, but offer comprehensive health care for women? Wouldn’t it be great if the government […]

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The Truth About Planned Parenthood

t-b-babies-banquetSome have asked where women will go if there is no Planned Parenthood…

  • Did you know there are over 13,000 clinics in the US that don’t do abortions, but offer comprehensive health care for women?

Wouldn’t it be great if the government funded those clinics instead?

 

PhoodLearn more facts about Planned Parenthood by ordering a free copy of our brochure, The Truth About Planned Parenthood.

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It’s a Black & White Issue https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/pro-life-black-white-issue/ https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/pro-life-black-white-issue/#respond Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:12:29 +0000 https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/?p=2646 Did You Know? The abortion rate among African American women is 3x greater than it is among White women. 78% of Planned Parenthood clinics are in minority communities- 62% within 2mi of primarily black neighborhoods and 64% of Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods. More than 16 million black unborn babies […]

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Did You Know?
  • The abortion rate among African American women is 3x greater than it is among White women.
  • 78% of Planned Parenthood clinics are in minority communities- 62% within 2mi of primarily black neighborhoods and 64% of Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods.
  • More than 16 million black unborn babies have died from legalized abortion, which suggests that the current 39 million population would be 1/3 larger.

How do you help spread the facts about life before conception? Consider our pro-life drop-cards to help spread the message!

 

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A few of our most urgent crisis calls – Please Pray! https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/a-few-of-our-most-urgent-crisis-calls-please-pray/ https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/a-few-of-our-most-urgent-crisis-calls-please-pray/#respond Tue, 25 Aug 2015 06:16:51 +0000 https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/?p=2648 Below are a few 800# helpline calls we received recently. We ask for your prayers for these women, men and families! (Names have been abbreviated for confidentiality) S from Portland, OR called seeking pregnancy advice saying, “I made a terrible mistake. I should have known better. I […]

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Below are a few 800# helpline calls we received recently.

felicity-prolife-billboard-streetWe ask for your prayers for these women, men and families! (Names have been abbreviated for confidentiality)

  • S from Portland, OR called seeking pregnancy advice saying, “I made a terrible mistake. I should have known better. I got mixed up and now I’m pregnant. I know abortion is wrong but I’m so scared to think of what my parents will think of me.”
  • Pittsburgh, PA caller is 30 weeks pregnant and in need of pregnancy help.
  • A & B in Atlanta, GA are married and expecting a baby but headed to have an abortion. They spotted our Billboard and called, “Is there any help for maternity care and medical services?”
  • “Abortion ruined my life. I cannot live this way anymore.”
  • “Do you know of any bible study to help with abortion? I had 3 in my early 20s and now am going through menopause and having terrible guilt and shame.”

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Have you seen our latest pro-life billboards? https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/have-you-seen-our-latest-pro-life-billboards/ https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/have-you-seen-our-latest-pro-life-billboards/#respond Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:11:29 +0000 https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/?p=2642 Our Latest Pro-Life Billboards Featuring beautiful babies from supporters – pray that all those who pass these babies on our highways and byways will be moved to change hearts, save babies and call our 800# for help! What do you think of the new designs?  

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Our Latest Pro-Life Billboards

Featuring beautiful babies from supporters – pray that all those who pass these babies on our highways and byways will be moved to change hearts, save babies and call our 800# for help!

What do you think of the new designs?

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Patrick-Gianna-2015 copy

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Addie-Isabella-2015 copy

 

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What can You do About Recent PP videos? https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/what-can-you-do-about-recent-pp-videos/ https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/what-can-you-do-about-recent-pp-videos/#respond Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:51:29 +0000 https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/?p=2602 Many of you have asked about what you can do in the wake of the gruesome ‪Planned Parenthood videos. Consider contacting companies who support PP that you do business with. A quick email like below in simple and respectful words can go far esp now when companies […]

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PP-videoMany of you have asked about what you can do in the wake of the gruesome ‪Planned Parenthood videos. Consider contacting companies who support PP that you do business with. A quick email like below in simple and respectful words can go far esp now when companies are feeling the heat.

To whom it may concern,
I am a long time patron of your store and was shocked to learn of your corporation support in donations to Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortion in the country and most recently revealed as involved in the selling of baby body parts. This is not only gruesome but illegal.
Please stop your financial support (including matching donations) to this group so I can feel good about being a customer again.
Sincerely,
[your name]

Will you take 5-10min today and show your support? Here is a published list of Planned Parenthood supporters.
Did you hear back from any of the companies you contacted?

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In the News… https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/in-the-news/ https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/in-the-news/#respond Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:50:48 +0000 https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/?p=2600 Gruesome hardly describes the recent news revealing Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts. National outlets –CNN, ABC, CBS and National Review reported recent videos (below) with Planned Parenthood’s senior medical staff disclosing the shocking techniques used to remove body parts from aborted babies to sell them. Not […]

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Gruesome hardly describes the recent news revealing Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts. National outlets –CNN, ABC, CBS and National Review reported recent videos (below) with Planned Parenthood’s senior medical staff disclosing the shocking techniques used to remove body parts from aborted babies to sell them.

Not only is this wrong, but under Federal law it is illegal.

This is all the more reason PROLIFE Across AMERICA’s tender and touching Billboards and web ads – with our 800# Hotline for Help – need to be visible. We may not be able to stop Planned Parenthood’s deadly business but our ads offer:

  • PP-videoThe beauty and sacredness of each and every human life – born and unborn
  • That alternatives to abortion – including adoption – are available
  • Post- abortion help is also offered for those involved in abortion.

Quotes and Links to first 2 videos:

Planned Parenthood Video #1
“Most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps … I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

Planned Parenthood Video #2
You know, the money is not the important thing for me, but it has to be big enough that it makes it worthwhile for me…”

Have you seen the videos? Share Your thoughts!

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Abortion Legal through All 9 Months of Pregnancy https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/abortion-legal-9-months-pregnancy/ https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/abortion-legal-9-months-pregnancy/#respond Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:22:18 +0000 https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/?p=2356 Abortion is legal through all 9 mos of pregnancy? Many assume that abortion is only legal through the first trimester of pregnancy when in fact abortion is legal through birth. When pro-lifers state this fact many question whether it’s really true or if we’re over exaggerating and […]

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Abortion is legal through all 9 mos of pregnancy? Many assume that abortion is only legal through the first trimester of pregnancy when in fact abortion is legal through birth.

When pro-lifers state this fact many question whether it’s really true or if we’re over exaggerating and trying to make abortion sound “worse” than it really is. However the fact is abortions are completely and 100% legal throughout pregnancy in the U.S. from conception until the moment of birth and for absolutely any reason.

Here is why…

Roe v. Wade, along with Doe v. Bolton, mandate that abortion be legal up until the point of birth if any physician says it is needed for health of the mother. This refers to physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age — relevant to the well-being of the patient. Thus, “health,” as defined by the law provides broad leeway to perform abortions throughout pregnancy.

In Roe v. Wade, the majority wrote that their ruling does not permit abortions “at whatever time, in whatever way, and for whatever reason” a woman chooses, but they provided no example of a circumstance where abortion could be prohibited.

As it stands today, American women have the legal right to obtain an abortion in all 50 states, through all nine months of pregnancy, for virtually any reason at all.

So many don’t realize this!
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Children – do we really look at them as a “gift of God,” or as a problem to avoid? https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/children-really-look-gift-god-problem-avoid/ https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/children-really-look-gift-god-problem-avoid/#respond Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:20:41 +0000 https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/?p=2239 Why is a new, precious gift of life not seen as one? Not only is it not celebrated, but it’s clearly not supported, culturally accepted or welcomed! Why is it seen as an inconvenience instead of a blessing from God?

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Children – do we really look at them as a “gift of God,” or as a problem to avoid?

By Angela Johnson

My Mom, Mary Ann Kuharski, is traveling right now so I offered to write her column this month. I’m not sure what I was thinking since she often uses her 13 kids for content for her articles. In fact, I just met someone for the first time who told me, “I feel like I know you because I read your Mom’s column!” So, what can I tell you that you don’t already know? Well, if you haven’t heard, my husband and I are expecting our fifth baby this November.

Yup, that’s right. Five kids.

5kids-familyI was telling my Mom about all the startling comments we’ve received lately when sharing this news with people. She suggested I write about my thoughts… I’ll admit; they were more than thoughts. I was pretty fired up about it (I mean, I AM Mary Ann’s daughter, right?). Before I rant a little, I’d like to share a few of those comments with you:

  1. “So, this must’ve been a surprise then, right?” – Of course this is assumed since doing something this “crazy” couldn’t have been planned or thought through.
  2. “Wow, #5. So, I guess you must want all those kids then, huh?” – Hmmm… I’m clearly a few months pregnant so, yes, I do “want” this and I’m appalled they’d allude to other “options.”
  3. “Girl, you need to get fixed.” – Nothing makes you feel more like an animal than using the word “fixed.” Plus, this comment is all about convenience – the need to fix something she sees as a problem and telling me what she thinks I need. My husband received the same phrase posed differently, “You know how you can get that fixed, right?”
  4. “You must be trying for a boy, or to carry on the family name.” – Nope, our last name is “Johnson” so carrying on our very common name is not a concern. But, it’s true, we do have 4 girls so adding some variety to the mix would be fun. However, it’s as if this person was searching for a reason why someone would really want that many kids.
  5. “Well, better you than me!” – I get the feeling she’d rather be saying, “There’s no way I’d be that stupid.”
  6. “So, you must be done after this, right?” – This is always said more as a suggestion than a real question.
  7. “You know, you only need to have 2.3 kids to replace yourself and your spouse. The rest is adding to over population.” – Clearly we are being irresponsible and not abiding by “the rule of 2.3” even though we can feed, clothe and care for all of them, thank you very much!

Sometimes these comments are even said in front of my 4 kids. I wonder how their little ears must perceive all this – that people find the idea of their Mom expecting another baby as something odd or “crazy.” Or, how it must make them feel to think maybe they were “unwanted” since everyone is assuming this pregnancy is something we didn’t want or plan.

I sat in the park one day after receiving one of these comments from a fellow mom and saw someone walking four dogs along the path. It’s funny how that person probably never hears someone say, “Wow, are these ALL yours?”

I think most of these comments boil down to someone trying to grasp why we would actually want this many kids. I mean, isn’t having a baby an inconvenience on life, plans and a career? It’s shocking to me there’s no support shown to expecting parents. Instead, it’s about “fixing” it or assuming it’s a “surprise” or a mistake.

So, why is this happening? Why is a new, precious gift of life not seen as one? Not only is it not celebrated, but it’s clearly not supported, culturally accepted or welcomed! Why is it seen as an inconvenience instead of a blessing from God?

I’m guessing some of these negative comments are made because people just don’t know what else to say. Maybe the situation makes them uncomfortable. Maybe they wish they had more kids themselves but couldn’t or didn’t think they could have more. Or, maybe they truly don’t see the joy a brother/sister provides another sibling and how it brings the entire family closer together, not further apart. Or, maybe they don’t see that another child is also an investment to your family that could mean more than having a vacation, bigger house, or more toys and gadgets.

Whatever the reason, this experience has made me more sensitive to others – especially those women who are courageous enough to say “yes” to God when they don’t have anyone around them to support their decision. I’m so grateful I have a supportive family and church friends to turn to who made our announcement joyous and uplifting. It makes me sad to think that some women not only do not have support from their inner circle, but they also face negative comments and questioning concerns from a host of others they encounter every day, including some who are virtual strangers.

Now more than ever when I hear of someone who’s expecting, I offer encouragement, joy, congratulations and a big smile – to the mother and to the father – that they both said yes! I also pray for those couples who are desperately trying to have a baby or add to their family and are unable – my heart goes out to them.

And, to those who I encounter now who react to our news with raised eyebrows, bugged-out eyes, and a dropped mouth… First, I make sure not to avoid eye contact and look ashamed as I have in the past. Instead, I look directly at them and say, “I know! Aren’t we blessed to be so fortunate?” Or, “what better gift can I give my family, right?”

And when they assume this baby wasn’t planned, expected or wanted – I re-assure them that even if it wasn’t in our plans, “It’s all part of God’s plan.”

That’s all that matters.

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I never felt so beautiful… https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/pro-abortion/ https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/pro-abortion/#respond Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:03:45 +0000 https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/?p=2111 An testimony from a pregnant, previously strong pro-abortion woman who asked to remain anonymous… I was always pro-abortion, perhaps, to an extent most people would balk at. I was diagnosed sterile, and was on the pill. In the past 7 months, I’ve drank alcohol, smoked cigarettes, used […]

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An testimony from a pregnant, previously strong pro-abortion woman who asked to remain anonymous…

I was always pro-abortion, perhaps, to an extent most people would balk at. I was diagnosed sterile, and was on the pill. In the past 7 months, I’ve drank alcohol, smoked cigarettes, used drugs, and also gotten into multiple fights.

I just found out I’m 7 1/2 months pregnant three days ago after getting an ultrasound due to heavy constipation. (They thought I had an impacted/dysfunctional bowel after I suffered six kicks to the ribs, and two to the stomach.) I had no sign of pregnancy prior. At all. I’m not even showing yet.

And, amazingly, it was a healthy baby according to the ultrasound.

Normally, I would have aborted it immediately, and my first choice was actually abortion. Legally, I found out, I couldn’t have one at 29 or 30 weeks. I panicked. I can’t keep the child in my home due to the fact that there are people I do not feel comfortable having near a baby. But then I sat with my boyfriend, talked to the family that wants to adopt it, and started bawling my eyes out after they just all held me or talked to me and told me how much they loved me and/or the baby.

I never felt so beautiful.
I never felt so happy.
I never felt so completely and utterly peaceful.
I never wanted to change my life for the better so badly in my life.

If I had aborted, the most beautiful moment I ever had in my life would never have come. I would still be perfectly content downing bottle after bottle of vodka. I would still not care about my life or my career or my health. I would still be happy fighting and dealing with shady people. I would be a total, complete feral moron who likely would have ended up in jail for something awful.

Being a mom…even if it’s to a baby that you have to give up, is such a life-changing event. Pregnancy has brought me more joy than I thought I could possibly experience as a human being.

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Pro-Life Billboards Vandalized https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/pro-life-billboards-vandalized/ https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/pro-life-billboards-vandalized/#respond Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:33:05 +0000 https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/?p=2043 Our Billboards featuring a baby alongside a fetal development fact have been repeatedly vandalized and damaged, according to Mary Ann Kuharski, Director of PROLIFE Across AMERICA. Graphic graffiti including vulgar messages, such as “Kill the shrimp” scrawled over the face of a baby, has continually marred the […]

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Our Billboards featuring a baby alongside a fetal development fact have been repeatedly vandalized and damaged, according to Mary Ann Kuharski, Director of PROLIFE Across AMERICA.

Graphic graffiti including vulgar messages, such as “Kill the shrimp” scrawled over the face of a baby, has continually marred the ads located in the Bay and Eureka areas. In spite of surveillance cameras and warnings of prosecution by the outdoor ad company, the pro-life ads continue to be vandalized, as well as the structure displaying the ad.

The tender messages portraying the face of an infant, along with a fetal development fact, also offer an 800# Hotline number, for those seeking pregnancy information, medical care, or post-abortion assistance. PROLIFE Across AMERICA, known as “The Billboard People” sponsors over 6500 Billboards – appearing in over 40 states – each year. The two areas in California are the only places where the ads have met opposition.

“Our ads have proven to change hearts and save babies’ lives”, said Director Mary Ann Kuharski, who restated the group’s intent to continue the Billboard outreach, as funding allows. “We recently learned of three babies saved from abortion because of our ads and 800 Hotline.
We are saddened that our tender messages have met with such organized opposition. So often, our message may be the only visible sign of hope and help to someone feeling abortion is their only “‘solution’.”

unnamed-2-2New pro-life billboards have gone up along with additional security measures but the crime continues to plague the pro-life messages. “We ask for prayers that not only can we continue to support billboards in this area but also for the vandals committing these crimes” said Kuharski.

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