By Mark Ellis
Theologian R.C. Sproul maintains that the reason life in the womb is so valuable – why there is dignity assigned to every human being – is that we are made in God’s image. His imprint gives life its dignity.
When God prints his image on a human creature, that image is precious and sacred. It is almost like a tiny self-portrait He is painting in the womb. When someone willfully assaults that sacred space, while God is fashioning together human life, He considers it an assault upon Himself and His creative prerogative.
By Women’s Rights without Frontiers
Human rights activist
Blind activist Chen Guangcheng, whose dramatic escape from house arrest and flight to New York captured the attention of the world in May, has issued a powerful video to call the Chinese Communist Party to account for crimes committed against the Chinese people.
These include crimes committed against Chen Kegui, Chen’s nephew, who was given a 3-year jail sentence for defending himself when officials broke into his house and savagely beat him and his parents. Instead of improving, Chen said that “the human rights situation in China is, in fact, getting worse . . . in China, no one is safe.”
By Mark Ellis
The former synagogue at Ransom and Fountain
The stately building at the corner of Ransom and Fountain was originally built as a synagogue in 1881. Then the Greek Orthodox Church held services there for many years, followed by a variety of other uses, until the largest abortion provider in western Michigan settled in, killing 20,000 babies over a 10-year period.
“The building – originally created to be a church — was turned into an abortion facility,” says Kurt Dillinger, the founder and president of LIFE International, an organization that establishes life-giving ministries wherever abortion is provided around the world.
“Reports that the Chinese Party-State has ended its practice of forcibly aborting women pregnant in violation of the one-child policy
Dead baby lies next to woman forcibly aborted in China
are premature,” says Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute (PRI).
Mosher, who blew the whistle on forced abortions in China back in 1980, points out that “The Chinese Party-State has asserted for over three decades that the one-child policy is ‘entirely voluntary.’ But this assertion of ‘voluntarism’ is no more true now than it was when I saw women who were five, seven, and even nine months pregnant held down on the operating table and aborted. Women continue to be arrested, aborted, and sterilized against their will at this very moment.”
The National Black Pro-Life Coalition (NBPLC), pro-life leaders from across the United States, is demanding an investigation of Planned Parenthood for criminal negligence and depraved indifference in the death of Tonya Reaves — a 24 year-old pregnant mother who entered the Planned Parenthood Loop Health Center abortion unit in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, July 20th, 2012. Tonya Reaves died later that evening following the botched abortion that reportedly perforated her uterus.
By Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union
Pro-life activists confront abortionist
Abortion doctor Ashutosh Ron Virmani referred to the black children that he kills as “ugly black babies.” Excuse me? It’s all too obvious that he has a particular disgust for black babies and therefore has no problems killing them.”
On the eve of the U.S. — China Human Rights Dialogue, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers has learned that a 46-year-old woman was
Forced sterilization in China
forcibly sterilized, in retaliation for bringing a petition. The woman posted the following account on the internet:
“On March 14, my husband was being escorted back from making a petition. To retaliate for his petition, the town government sent more than 20 strong men. I could no longer give birth to a child at that time, but they still dragged my legs, treated me like an animal, and forcibly performed a tubal ligation on the operating table of the Family Planning Office. Guoqing Luo (the Deputy Town Secretary) also exclaimed, “The Government takes the consequences! The Government has the money!”
Christian Aid – Earlier this month, the famous Chinese political dissident Huang Qi was the first to expose on his website the forced
Photo that shocked the world
abortion case of Feng Jianmei, a peasant from Shaanxi province, who was seven months pregnant at the time. The tragedy of the June 3 abortion forced on her by government workers and the photo of her dead baby, following closely after the Chen Guangcheng incident, once again focused domestic and international attention on China’s one-child policy and its violent enforcement, drawing widespread and angry condemnation.
(Note: I am applauding the L.A. Times for placing this story on their front page!)
By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
[Five year-old Yanyan's mother died in October after she was captured by family planning officials and forced to have an abortion, at six months pregnancy. In the family's yard in Jiangjiazhuang village, Lijin County, Shandong province on May 25, 2012). The girl is shown with grandmother, Gao Hongying (Barbara Demick /Los Angeles Times)
June 15, 2012
LIJIN China — Six months pregnant, 38-year-old Ma Jihong was healthy and fit, her body toned from working in the cotton fields. So when 10 people from the local family planning office showed up one morning in October, she slipped through a gap in the concrete wall around the house and bolted like a sprinter toward the main road.
BY JOHN-HENRY WESTEN, LifeSiteNews.com
In an interview with the German Catholic news agency Kath.net this week, actress Rachel Hendrix, who stars in the box office hit ‘October Baby’ said, “Every human life is created in the Divine image, it is unique and we should fight for it.”
Despite the sensitive subject matter of the film, which touches on abortion with a pro-life message of ‘Every Life is Beautiful,’ the film has startled critics with strong box office showings.