You may have seen our newest
billboard at 2600 4th Ave in Rock Island, IL. It has a beautiful photo of an
unborn child and an adorable born child. It simply states
"Me." and then "Still Me." We are glad that
our billboard is being seen by thousands in the Quad Cities daily and causing
persons on both sides to give thought to the issue. It is in a
location that will ensure many students from Augustana College will see it
and it is also on the bus route.
When you support QCRTL,
you support important pro-life projects
like this in our community.
Catholic Charities exec on board of organization
that fought to save Planned Parenthood funding
May 23, 2013
Charities USA is a dues-paying member of an organization that advocates for
public funding of abortion providers and of abortifacient contraceptives.
The Coalition on
Human Needs fought against cutting federal funding of Planned Parenthood and
Title X family planning in 2011.
Cobbs, CCUSA’s senior director of policy and legislative affairs, sits on CHN’s
board as a representative for CCUSA.
contacted Catholic Charities USA for comment about its relationship with CHN
and was directed to speak with Candy Hill, senior vice president for social
Worse than Gosnell? Could it
By Carol Tobias,
May 22, 2013
least, this could be worse than Gosnell.
I know that’s
hard to believe. But new media accounts and photos allegedly from an
abortion facility in Texas have led a high state official there to use words
like “disgust,” and “appalling,” and demand an investigation.
is the Philadelphia abortionist found guilty of multiple counts of murder for
killing babies who were born alive in his abortion clinic. The attention
his trial brought to the tragedy of late abortions has caused people to speak
up about alleged atrocities in other facilities around the country.
deserve investigation, and if true, prosecution under the law. But in all
the cases, the testimony of one clinic worker stands out for its chilling
The New York
Times reported May 15 that the Harris County, Texas district attorney’s office
said “it would investigate charges that a Houston doctor had delivered live
babies during third-trimester abortions and killed them after they emerged.”
Poll: Voters blind to the truth
about Planned Parenthood
Charlie Butts, American Family News
May 03, 2013
A recent poll
commissioned by the National Right to Life
Committee shows that people need to be educated on
the mission of Planned Parenthood. Because when that happens, they tend to
change their view.
director David O'Steen tells American Family News the survey,
conducted on 1,003 registered voters by the Polling Company February 28 - March
3, 2013, shows that the majority has a favorable opinion of the abortion giant.
But that does not surprise him, as it is something that has been reported in
shows that this favorable image is really based on not knowing much about the
organization," O'Steen adds. "Eighty-eight percent of the population
feels that they are familiar with Planned Parenthood, and 44 percent say
they're very familiar. But a majority doesn't even know that Planned Parenthood
Plan B and the Demise of
By Anna Higgins, Family Research Council
May 3, 2013
Parents are meant to be the fundamental guiding
influence of a child’s life. They are responsible for nurturing, educating,
protecting, and providing for their children. This system, established at
creation by God, is the foundation of every stable, prosperous society.
However, our government has attempted to
undermine parental rights and distance parents as much as possible from
important decisions affecting their children. This is happening despite the
fact that the Supreme Court has long upheld the highest standards of protection
for the rights of parents to educate and bring up their children without
The latest blow to the traditional family
structure has been leveled by “reproductive rights” groups, a federal judge,
and the FDA – all of which support the availability of a high dose hormonal
contraceptive over the counter to young girls without a prescription.
Birth control pretext for destroying religious
blasts the HHS mandate, saying the ultimate target is Christian morality.
By Wesley J.
April 1, 2013
secularism is on the march against religion, and its generals have announced
they intend to take few prisoners. For proof, look no further than the Free
Birth Control Rule (as I call it) promulgated by the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services.
requires employers with 50 or more workers to provide coverage for free
contraception, sterilization, and morning-after pills - even if it violates
their religious beliefs.
A very narrow
conscience exemption was carved out for churches with religious objections. But
two other categories of dissenting employers must comply despite their faith
objections: religious organizations (such as universities and hospitals) and
private business owners.
Emotionally Testifies of Mongar Death, Disposal of Bloody Remains
By Cheryl Sullenger
April 3, 2013
Philadelphia, PA – A paramedic with the
Philadelphia Fire Department gave testimony today about his experience at
Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinic when he responded to a “Code Blue” call for
help in November, 2009.
A young paramedic named Smith told the court he
was the first paramedic to arrive on the scene. He was taken through the maze
of rooms and hallways to an abortion room where he found Karnamaya Mongar
laying on an abortion table naked from the waist down with her legs still in
the stirrups in full cardiac arrest. Smith said that Mongar had “flatlined”
meaning there was no detectible electronic pulse in her heart.
was in the area but did not offer any help.
Pro-life Groups Slam Morning
After Pill Ruling:
Girls will be exploited
April 5, 2013
Pro-life groups are not happy with today’s
decision by a federal judge to allow sales of the morning after pill to
teenagers, including girls of any age.
Anna Higgins, J.D., director of the Center for
Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, expressed serious concerns
regarding a federal judge’s order today that the “morning-after” pill be
available to girls of all ages without a prescription.
ruling places the health of young girls at risk. Making Plan B available for
girls under the age of 17 without a prescription flies in the face of medical
information and sound judgment. I am very troubled that the court has not fully
taken into account the concerns expressed by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
and many public health advocates that there is not enough data on the health
effects of Plan B on young girls,” she said.
Women Who Became Pregnant
Through Sexual Assault Say, "Ask Us"
Petition Signers Say Using Their Situation to Promote
Abortion Stops Women from Getting Authentic Help
Posted by Amy at Elliot Institute
and sexual assault pregnancy is a difficult subject for many people, especially
since no one wants to hurt those who have already been traumatized. For many,
abortion seems like a compassionate answer for women and girls who become
pregnant as a result of rape or incest. But a group of women who experienced
pregnancies resulting from sexual assault say that policymakers need to listen
to those who've been there, instead of using this issue to promote abortion.
Organ Donation: Crossing the
Linking the "right to die" with organ
donation has opened a terrible Pandora's Box
By Nancy Valko, RN, Voices Online 2011
the US, whether we are renewing our drivers' licenses, watching the TV news or
just picking up a newspaper, it's impossible to miss the campaign to persuade
us to sign an organ donation card. We see story after story about grieving
relatives who have been comforted by donating a loved one's organs after a
tragic death, and grateful people whose lives have been changed by the
"gift of life".
in the understandable zeal to save or extend as many lives as possible through
organ transplantation, are some ethical boundaries being crossed?
example, since the early 1990s, a little-known but disturbing revolution has
been occurring in organ donation. A new procedure now called "donation
after cardiac death" (DCD) has been quietly added to brain death organ
donation in more and more hospitals in the United States and in other
countries. It was made possible by linking the so-called right to die with
organ donation. Now, doctors in Belgium are using DCD criteria for
determination of death to harvest organs after euthanasia.
Schizophrenic Society Outraged
at Viable Babies Murdered at Philadelphia "House of Horrors" But
Accepts Same-Gestational-Age Babies Being Aborted in the Darkness of the Womb
Lee Singh, MercatorNet.com
human mind can hold onto blatant contradictions, but in order to do so it must
block out certain unpleasant truths. One such uncomfortable truth has now come
knocking at the door in Philadelphia, where a "house of horrors"
abortion clinic was discovered early this year. At this clinic viable babies
were outright murdered after their births had been induced and they had been
fully delivered. Clinic staff have testified that on hundreds of occasions,
second and third trimester babies that were breathing, moving and even crying
were slaughtered by having their necks slit or their spines severed.
everyone agrees that killing newborn babies constitutes murder. That is also
the law, which is the main reason why clinic owner Dr Kermit Gosnell may face
the death penalty if convicted. In recent weeks, five of his staff have pleaded
guilty to various charges including murder, and some may be sentenced to
hundreds of years in prison.
yet, late-term abortions, effectively right up to the moment of natural birth,
are not illegal in Canada or in many parts of the United States. If Gosnell had
chosen to act in medically acceptable ways by dismembering or killing the fetus
within the womb just before removing it, he would likely be a hero in the eyes
of many for providing an essential service that empowers women.
knows, he could have gotten the highest civilian award -- a mere three years
ago we bestowed the Order of Canada upon Henry Morgentaler, a man who claims to
have personally performed over 100,000 abortions.