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Teen refuses abortion and places baby for adoption: ‘I made this decision purely out of love’

Posted in Adoption with tags , , on November 20, 2017 by saynsumthn

Hannah Mongie discovered she was pregnant about two months after graduating from high school. She loved the baby’s father and had planned to continue a relationship with him, but in September of 2015, the child’s father, Kaden, suddenly passed away just days after hearing his baby’s heartbeat in the womb.

The news devastated the young pregnant mother, who was then faced with the hardest decision of her life: whether to raise her baby or place him up for adoption with a loving family.

“Never once though did I let abortion become an option for me,” Hannah said in the video, pointing out that the preborn baby inside her was a separate person.

Hannah Mongie adoption story no abortion

“The second I became pregnant, I was no longer my own person. I became a protector of this little boy inside of me…. I am fighting for his rights, not abortion,” she said.

Hannah Mongie adoption story

Hannah’s son, whom she named Taggart Kaden Marsh, was born weeks later, and in March 2016, this brave young woman placed him with his adoptive parents. Hannah had just two days to spend one-on-one with her newborn son. Through heart wrenching tears, she chose the last two hours of that time, to produce an emotional video for Tagg so that he would know why he was placed for adoption.

“I made this video so that you know how much I love you,” Hannah said tearfully.

Emily weeps with joy as she meets her adopted son. (Photo credit: Hannah Mongie's Instagram)

Emily weeps with joy as she meets her adopted son. (Photo credit: Hannah Mongie’s Instagram)

Baby Tagg (Photo credit: Hannah Mongie’s Instagram)

Hannah was certain to tell her son how his father felt about him, “He loved you from the very, very beginning,” she stated, recounting how she texted him Tagg’s eight-week fetal heartbeat.

“And from then on he couldn’t be happier. And he was hoping for a boy so that he could teach him baseball and sports and stuff,” Hannah continued.

Then Hannah told her newborn son of his father: “Two days after he heard your heartbeat, his heart stopped.”

“From the day your daddy died, I had a hard time even considering placing you even with a different family, when you were my last piece of Kaden. But one day I woke up and I just knew you were supposed to be with someone else, so I went and searched for families.”

Hannah said that while she was still pregnant she found the perfect parents for Tagg, after meeting them in person.

Hannah with Baby Tagg and Emily (Photo credit: Hannah Mongie's Instagram)

Hannah with Baby Tagg and Emily (Photo credit: Hannah Mongie’s Instagram)

“And then, over time, me and your mommy Emily became really good friends. And she’s one of my best friends now. And we’ve been getting really, really excited together for you to be in her home,” Hannah said choking back tears, “And I helped her put a nursery together for you.”

“Before I sign you off to Brad and Emily… and you’re going to be their little boy… and I just want you to know that I really, really love you so much. More than I’ve ever loved any other human in the whole world. I made this decision purely out of love because I knew I couldn’t give you what I knew you needed which is a mommy and a daddy.

And I hope your daddy’s watching over us right now.”

Hannah’s video (below) has been shared thousands of times.

Her deep love for her son and her emotional goodbye has touched many others.

A year after Hannah gave birth to her son, the brave birth mom posted this message to her Instagram page:

One year ago today was the best, most incredible and most tiring day of my existence.

I gave birth to the love of my life. The most beautiful baby boy in the whole entire world.

Hannah gazes at Baby Tagg shortly after his birth. (Photo credit: Hannah Mongie's Instagram)

Hannah gazes at Baby Tagg shortly after his birth. (Photo credit: Hannah Mongie’s Instagram)

He is my heart and my soul. This baby boy has saved me in ways I could never explain.

He is the reason I love God and the reason I have so much love for Jesus and for the Atonement. I will never be able to express to him how grateful I am that he became apart of my life. I don’t know what I would do without him. I am not me without him here on this earth. He has given me purpose.

From the moment I heard his cry, tears flowed from my eyes. They were tears of a new kind of love that I had never experienced before.

The all consuming love that a mother has for her child. If I could go back and live these three days of agony all over again, I would do it in a heartbeat.

Happiest first birthday to the love of my love, my sweet Taggart Kaden Marsh. You will always be my first true love.

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. For all the birth moms out there like Hannah, Live Action News would like to say how much we appreciate each one of you. We know, as Hannah has made clear, that your decision was not easy, but was one that was made from pure love. You are heroes.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Planned Parenthood’s health services have plummeted

Posted in Planned Parenthood abortion numbers, Planned Parenthood Annual Report, Planned Parenthood Decreasing Services with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2017 by saynsumthn

(LiveActionNews ) — Planned Parenthood claims to provide a number of health services…but what they don’t tell the public is that these services have been decreasing significantly for years, despite the fact that over several years, Congress has nearly doubled the abortion giant’s taxpayer funding. As Congress is considering defunding Planned Parenthood’s half a billion dollars annually, Live Action has highlighted a select number of these declining services in a newly released video, which focuses on services reported from a ten-year period (2004 to 2014), as well as on Planned Parenthood’s website and official spokespersons’ statements:

The data speaks for itself and paints a clear picture of how undeserving Planned Parenthood is of those dollars. While politicians and abortion advocates tout a variety of Planned Parenthood’s health services in an attempt to justify federal funding for the organization, many of those same services are drastically declining.

So what isn’t declining at Planned Parenthood? Two things: abortion and taxpayer funding.

The following report includes links to documentation where the information originated. While Planned Parenthood may have adjusted service totals for a specific year in a later report, the statistics used here and in the video are from the most current reports available. While the Live Action video focuses on cancer screening services, this article includes additional statistics on declining services.

PATIENTS and FACILITIES

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Planned Parenthood serves half a million less patients.

In 2011, Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, boasted of the organization’s three million patients. Now, as of early 2017, that amount is half a million less.

One can only speculate why Planned Parenthood’s patient numbers are falling, but investigative footage by Live Action (as well as the Center for Medical Progress) exposing distasteful and potentially illegal activities by the abortion giant could hold a clue.

In addition to patients, facility numbers are also taking a hit.

In fact, between 2007 and 2017, the organization shuttered more than 200 facilities.

Although Planned Parenthood once operated 900 facilities, today, the abortion profiteer states on its website that it operates “nearly 650 health centers throughout the United States.”

Why is Congress giving hundreds of millions of tax dollars to an organization whose numbers are falling year to year? The truth is that there are more worthy health care providers — Federally Qualified Health Centers and community health centers — and they outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities by the thousands. In fact, while Planned Parenthood patients declined nearly 17 percent from 2011 (3 million) to only 2.5 million patients today, federally funded health centers, as identified by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, served more than 24 million patients in 2015 alone.

Some claim that if Planned Parenthood is defunded, these health centers could not handle the patient influx; however, The Radiance Foundation founder Ryan Bomberger correctly pointed out that in just two years, federally funded health centers increased their patient load by over 2 million.

PAP TESTS and BREAST EXAMS

Another area of embarrassing decline for the organization — which claims to be one of the “nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people” — is breast exam services.

Between 2004 and 2014, breast exams at Planned Parenthood decreased 60.7 percent.

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PP Breast Exam services declined

As Live Action has previously documented, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards admitted before Congress that her organization performs no mammograms at all. HRSA health centers, on the other hand, recorded serving more than 470,000 patients for mammograms in 2014, and 521,000 in 2015.

But what about Pap smears, which test for cervical cancer? Those are also on the decline at Planned Parenthood.

A look at the organization’s 2005 annual report (which contained an update to their 2004 service numbers) reveals that Pap tests declined 77 percent between 2004 (~1.1 million) and 2014 (~271,000).

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PP Pap test services declined 77 percent

In contrast, federal health centers provided more than 1.7 million Pap tests to their patients in2014, and more than 1.8 million in 2015.

CANCER SCREENINGS

Overall, cancer screenings at the nation’s largest abortion provider have plummeted 68.3 percent.

In 2004, Planned Parenthood performed a combination of 2,157,849 services (see updated 2005 annual report), which included Pap tests, breast exams, colposcopy proceduresLEEP procedures, and cryotherapy procedures.

Then, by 2014, despite adding HPV vaccinations to this category, cancer screenings declined to only 682,208.

PRENATAL SERVICES

The abortion giant has insisted that prenatal care is one of its core services that women will lose if its taxpayer funding is cut off. But an investigation conducted by Live Action proves those services are virtually nonexistent at the abortion chain.

This is in stark contrast to what Planned Parenthood used to say about prenatal services. As Live Action News previously reported, at one time (see 1996-1997 annual report), prenatal care appeared to be Planned Parenthood’s “fastest growing area.”

This is no longer the case, nor has it been for quite some time. The truth is that abortion has always been Planned Parenthood’s focus, which might explain why this once “fastest growing service” dropped nearly 44 percent between 2010 (31,098) and 2014 (17,419).

ADOPTION

Adoption did not show up in Planned Parenthood’s services totals until 2005 (see updated numbers in the 2006 annual report), as Live Action News previously reported. Prior to that year, those numbers were categorized as “referred out” and were not included in the overall services totals performed by Planned Parenthood.

Today, despite the fact that adoption services are down nearly 59 percent since 2007 and they remain referrals, Planned Parenthood adds these figures to their overall services. In other words, despite referring women out for adoption services in most cases, Planned Parenthood counts each referral as an actual service in its reports.

ABORTIONS

While services such as Pap tests, breast exams and cancer screenings are plummeting at Planned Parenthood, surprisingly (or perhaps not so surprisingly) abortions have been on the increase.

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Planned Parenthood does 34.9 percent of abortions

The latest Planned Parenthood report shows that the organization committed 323,999 abortions, a significant increase of 27 percent from 2004 numbers.

At the same time, while Planned Parenthood commits 34.9 percent of all U.S. abortions, it performs less than 2 percent of the country’s breast exams, less than 1 percent of Pap tests, less than 2 percent of the country’s cancer screenings for women, and zero mammograms.

If Congress wants to hand over half a billion in taxpayer dollars, shouldn’t the American people expect their money to go someplace better than an abortion-focused, less-than-trustworthy organization?

After all, Planned Parenthood has been caught haggling over prices for aborted baby parts, has been cited for overbilling abuses and Medicaid fraudviolating patient privacy, and failing to report child sexual abuse (a violation that alone should result in the organization losing millions of taxpayer dollars granted to it under the federal Title X Family Planning Program).

In summary, while the Live Action video focused primarily on cancer screening services over the past ten years, using statements by Planned Parenthood spokespersons to demonstrate how they deceptively tout declining service numbers, additional declines outlined here add to the overwhelming argument that Planned Parenthood is undeserving of taxpayer funding.

It is past time for Congress to admit the undeniable fact that, despite doubling taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood over a decade ($272.7 million in 2004 to $553.7 million in 2014), these declining health services prove that their focus is not health care; it is abortion. And this organization tragically commits one abortion every 97 seconds.

It’s time to defund Planned Parenthood.

Reprinted with permission from Live Action News.

Duck Dynasty stars make adoption theme during Nascar race

Posted in Adoption, Duck Dynasty with tags , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2016 by saynsumthn

Texas Motor Speedway Drive Adoption

Adoption will be the theme during NASCAR’s third-largest paying race slated for April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth. Texas. During the Duck Commander 500, the stars of the famous A+E Duck Dynasty show are partnering with Texas Motor Speedway to launch an adoption awareness campaign. “Drive Adoption” as the campaign has been dubbed by Fort Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway has partnered with race entitlement sponsor Duck Commander to raise awareness and funds for adoption in conjunction with the Duck Commander 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, April 9.

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A press release on the company website reads:

Adoption has touched the family of Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson and his wife, Korie. The family, from the popular reality show “Duck Dynasty,” has welcomed three children into their family through adoption and continues to be advocates for the process. The most recent addition was Rowdy, who they met at last year’s Duck Commander 500 through a local adoption agency.

Robertsons of Duck Dynasty

Adoption has touched our family in profound ways since the moment our son Will came into our family at just five weeks old. Will continues to bless our lives daily as we watch him grow and become the man God calls him to be.

“There shouldn’t be kids without homes. It just shouldn’t happen,” Korie told PEOPLE a few years ago.

The couple said that when they approached the adoption agency for their first adopted son, Will they did not have the money for the adoption. But they were committed it and came up with what they needed.

Will Robertson Image Credit: AETV.com

Will Robertson Image Credit: AETV.com

During an award ceremony at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption Gala, Korie broke down when she recounted that moment when Will became their son. Telling the audience:

From the moment we found out about him, he was ours. I swear, I had labor pains the night before I went and picked him up at the foster home he was living at. He’s our child, just like our biological children.

Rebecca Robertson

In 2004, the Robertsons welcomed Rebecca Lo who came to the Duck Dynasty couple as an exchange student from Taiwan. Then, last year another child won their hearts. Korie explains:

Last year at the Duck Commander 500 – in between the hectic rush of press conferences, riding in pace cars, and announcing, “Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines” – Willie and I walked into a quiet, little room and our lives were forever changed when we met the 12-year-old boy who would soon become ours.

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The newly adopted member of the Robertson family, 12-year-old Rowdy Robertson, who is from Texas, will be a co-Grand Marshals at the race.

Adoption is something more than one Duck Dynasty family member has taken part in. Recently brother Jep and his wife Jessica adopted little Jules Augustus. Jessica said that after some health risks that kept her from having another child, Jep came on board, “He was like, ‘You know what, it’s a God thing. If it’s so heavy on your heart, this is something we need to do.‘”

Duck Dynesty Adoption

“We went to the adoption agency and we said, ‘We don’t care what race, what gender. We just want to have a baby, so whatever happens, happens.’ So we got us a little Gus,” Jep told US Magazine.

Baby Gus Robertson Credit: screen grab from A+E Duck Dynasty Show

Baby Gus Robertson Credit: screen grab from A+E Duck Dynasty Show

Willie Robertson told Sports Spectrum that he and Korie had talked about adopting a child when they were dating.

Take a kid and put them in a good home, a Christian home…We just thought it would be great. We tried to pursue it and got a few road blocks and the Lord provided. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done on this earth.

Drive Adoption Nascar

The Duck Commander race in Texas will help launch what the Robertsons hope will be a way to drive families to consider adoption.

Our theme for the 2016 Duck Commander 500 is Drive Adoption and we plan to do just that. It is our hope and dream that this race will drive families to consider adoption, connect people in need of adoption resources with organizations that can help, and bring to light the beautiful children around the world in need of a loving, caring family.

Texas Motor Speedway Drive Adoption Duck Dynasty Willie Robertson

Willie and Korie Robertson plan to be at the Texas Motor Speedway to reinforce their adoption message:

Adoption is rarely easy, but it is ALWAYS worth it. We hope to make the adoption process easier by providing a platform for awareness, resources, and education, with the ultimate goal of uniting children with forever families.

It is in honor of that special meeting and the millions of children around the world who are still waiting to find a family to call their own that we have decided to dedicate this race to the cause of adoption.

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To help generate adoption awareness, Texas Motor Speedway and Duck Commander have established a special Drive Adoptionticket package for NASCAR’s first points-paying Saturday night race of the 2016 Sprint Cup season. The package consists of two frontstretch tickets for the Duck Commander 500 – NASCAR’s third-largest paying race – and a pair of special Uncle Si Duck Commander duck calls for $150.

Analysis: As government funding increases, so do Planned Parenthood’s abortions

Posted in Abortion stats, Guttmacher, Planned Parenthood abortion numbers, Planned Parenthood abortion stats, Planned Parenthood adoption referral with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2016 by saynsumthn

An analysis of annual reports published by Planned Parenthood for the past 15 years has revealed that as government funding for the organization increased, Planned Parenthood’s share of the country’s abortions also increased. Since 2000, Planned Parenthood has performed over four million abortions and received almost $5 billion in federal tax dollars.

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Adopted boy shares same disability as his new Grandpa

Posted in Adoption with tags , on November 29, 2015 by saynsumthn

The beautiful story of a young disabled adopted boy has gone viral after photographers captured the moment his adoptive grandfather with the same disability met the child.

Karill adopted boy

Little Kirill was placed for adoption by his biological family when he was just 20 days old. It took his adoptive parents Doug and Lesley Facey three years to adopt the four year-old from an orphanage in Kazakhstan but they were thrilled when they were finally able to pick him up and take him to his new Canadian home. At the time the Faceys got Kirill he had been passed up for adoption six times because he was born without a hand. Doug Facey told Fox 6 that when he expressed an interest in adopting Kirill, the adoption agency questioned him, repeatedly asking if he and his wife really wanted a child with only one hand?

At the age of four, Kirill spent his life thinking there was no one else like him. That is until he met Doug’s father, his new adopted “Grandpa”, Chris Facey. Doug, told ABC News about the moment his son met his dad and the touching encounter was captured in the image below, “I was excited when Kirill met my Dad,” Doug said.

Karille and Grandpa disability adoption

Doug described the first time his dad saw a photo of Kirill,
Dad’s reaction was emotional the first time he saw a picture His first words were, ‘He’s like me,'” Facey told TODAY.

Telling ABC News, “I knew it would be a great thing for him because Kirill would realize he was not the only person in the world missing a hand.”

“My Dad’s reaction was one of excitement as well because he could show [and] teach Kirill that the sky is the limit and he can do whatever he wants.”

Leslie Facey said that the media attention her family has received has been tremendous. “A lot of people are saying, ‘You guys are wonderful and you guys have done a fabulous thing,’ but Doug and I never, ever thought that way,” she told Canada’s CBC.

Leslie thought back to the concern others had when the couple adopted Kirill telling Fox6 that she knew no disability would hold her son back because it did not hold back his new grandpa, “How can I sit there and say ‘this is gonna be a problem’ when you’re looking at this man who’s been to the Paralympics, who played soccer, he’s a great philanthropist in the city, he’s a very successful businessman. How can you sit there and say ‘my child won’t be able to do any of that?’” she said.

Kirill’s new Grandpa agrees noting that when he met his grandchild for the first time, “I didn’t see a little boy who was disabled and missing a right hand.” he said.

Doug said that he and Leslie are happy that now their son can just be a kid. They told the media that adopting Kirill has changed their lives and that they are happy to “have a little boy to love, cherish and educate.”

He’s going to get the best chance to be the best he possibly can. He’s bright, he’s smart … He’s a keeper,” Chris Facey added.

Black clergy speak out on racist genocide from abortion

Posted in Black Conservative, Black Genocide, Black Pastor, Church with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2015 by saynsumthn

Texas abortion clinic forced to stop killing babies claims they now focus on adoptions

Posted in Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2014 by saynsumthn

Following the closure of several Texas abortion clinics due to a strict pro-life law passed last year in the state, an El Paso clinic says they now focuses on adoptions rather than killing babies.

But, I have my doubts….

Geri

It was devastating,” said Gerri Laster, of Reproductive Services of El Paso, told KHOU.

We did adoption services,” said Laster. She now focuses solely on adoptions, according to the KHOU reporter.

Come on, do you really believe that a clinic can flip from killing babies to saving them overnight? And if they did, why doesn’t the media call them out?

So, I did some checking…..

Maybe the reporter at KHOU is not that thorough – perhaps her bias toward abortion overtook her common sense – but I checked the website of Reproductive Health Services of El Paso and – I see NOTHING about adoptions.

Reproductive Abortion Clinic El Paso