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Pro-lifers pay loving tribute to Brother Paul O’Donnell R.I.P.

Posted in Pro-Life, Pro-life hero with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2015 by saynsumthn

The pro-life movement said goodbye to Brother Paul O’Donnell, who was laid to rest today.

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Br. Paul O’Donnell, died February 20, 2015 at the age of 55,

His obituary reads:

    Br. Paul was a dedicated, nationally recognized leader within the right-to-life movement, advocating for the human rights and dignity of the unborn, handicapped, elderly, and a heart for serving the spiritually and bodily poor. He was a co-founder and president of Pro-Life Action Ministries, founding board member of Human Life Alliance and chairman of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.

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Br. Paul O’Donnell had a heart for unborn children but also for those targeted for infanticide and euthanasia.

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One of his last posts to his Facebook page reads, “All Pro-Life organizations need to fight Euthanasia with the same zeal as we fight to save the pre-born child in the womb! Let us promote the whole Gospel of Life and not just some of it.”

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Before leaving this world, Br Paul tweeted this prophetic statement, “Lent begins today.May we return to the Lord with our whole heart, mind & soul. Let us proclaim & defend the Gospel of Life! Lord Have Mercy!”

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And retweeted this, “If You Want to Stand Against Racism, Stand Against Planned Parenthood.”

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When pro-life activist Lynn Mills posted this vintage news clipping of Br. Paul counseling a woman outside Planned Parenthood last year- he replied, “I am so grateful to God for all the little ones saved from death’s door.”

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You later see Lynn revisit the page after he died, writing a simple, “Good-bye good friend

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This loving message was left on Br. Paul’s obit page, and sums up his life well, “Tears may fall here, but there is rejoicing in Heaven. Courage and kindness in the same package. He touched many lives that will remain un-noted until the day of Judgement.”

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Tributes are also pouring in on social media to this loving advocate for life:

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The day I saw abortion first hand

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Aborted Baby Trash, Abortion clinic medical waste, abortion clinic safety, Abortion death, Abortion Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2015 by saynsumthn

This week we enter the 42nd year of legalized abortion in the United States and I think back to the day I came up close and personal with abortion. The day I saw abortion victims first hand!

I have witnessed many things over the past thirty three years in this fight for the sanctity of human life in numerous states where I stood against child killing. Protests, police abuse, men dragging women into the abortion clinic, and even the funeral of a woman killed from legal abortion.

Her name was Carolina Gutierrez and she received such a serious infection by the legal abortion facility she visited that they had to amputate parts of her body to try and save her life. But, the infection won and Carolina and her unborn child became a statistic in the abortion battle.

I took these pictures with the permission of her family, while attending her funeral:

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The funeral was very emotional. Her story had been in the news for days and knowing the truth about the condition of the abortion clinics in my county caused me to be angry, especially, in light of the continued silence by abortion advocates when women die.

But nothing ever affected me more than seeing the real victims of legalized abortion up close, the broken bodies of the unborn babies.

We knew the abortion clinics could be throwing the aborted babies in the trash. So, how would we know which clinics were disposing the babies illegally? There was no way to know- we’d have to go to various ones and pull the trash to see.

That was a daunting task. But finally, our work paid off.

It was a Saturday afternoon when we approached a clinic located in a strip mall. The abortionist shared the dumpster with other business owners and we received permission to remove some discarded wood from the trash. Our real goal though, was the clinic’s trash- BINGO!

We grabbed several bags over a period of time, until, one day, we discovered that inside the bags were the containers that held babies aborted by suction abortion.

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Then came the task of opening up each and every gauze sac. I stilled myself to open each one , knowing what I might see – not knowing how I’d react to it.

Several did indeed look like ground meat.

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To see their fragile little bodies so ground up that no distinguishable pieces remained was not entirely a surprise – after all – these were early abortions and babies that had been violently sucked out through a tube and into these jars.

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Then…after carefully slicing one gauze sac, there it was. The fully formed arm of an aborted child.

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Then a leg, another leg, ribs, skull, etc…

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As we rummaged through the bags we could see the medical records of the women whose children lay torn in pieces.

The cold-hearted abortionist had discarded the bodies of these dead babies in the trash along with their mother’s medical records with no care or concern for either.

At the bottom of the bag, we found a large foot which a pathologist later confirmed was from an unborn baby approximately 5 months gestation. The remaining body parts of that child were not in the bags we had.

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As we meticulously went through the bags from that abortion clinic, I found myself feeling detached- I was looking squarely at the tiny remains of babies who suffered a horrific death and yet I had little emotion. After all, I had to finish the job I set out to do, I had to continue looking through the bags and opening each and every sac. Was I heartless? Uncaring? Unfeeling? Or was I being scientific and doing a job that had to be done?

I wrestled with this for a few days. And then….

The day arrived for the funeral for these little babies. We told no one who found them. In reality, those who attended did not care about the details – they cared only about giving these precious unborn children a decent burial. They wanted them remembered – their lives must count !

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I attended the funeral like a pro, covering it for a pro-life magazine I wrote for at the time. As a journalist, I stood on stage watching people tearfully come forward and lay a rose – the symbol of life- on the small casket we purchased to place the tiny pieces of their broken bodies in.

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One moment I was snapping pictures and the next….the next moment I was sobbing uncontrollably in the arms of an usher who was standing beside me on the stage. He must have seen a look in my eyes because his large torso was a comfort as I completely lost it and wept like a mother who just received the news that her beloved child was dead.

The tears and groans continued for a while and took me by surprise. After all, I was a professional, I was detached, I was looking at this from a journalists point of view – I was HUMAN!

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As I write this today, I feel a lump in my throat as the memory of what I saw wells up inside me. I often think about the idea that abortion does not affect those who participate in it – the mothers, doctors, nurses, and clinic staff and I have to conclude that it absolutely does affect them.

As a young girl, I used to watch documentaries about the Nazi Holocaust and the Jews they slaughtered mercilessly.

Most people watched those films with great interest in the stories and facts they document.

But, for me, when I watched them, I recalled asking in the midst of my outrage, “ Who took those pictures?

I remember thinking that had those pictures never been taken, society would not be sitting here today in absolute horror of what took place.

I knew at that moment that I wanted to document the abortion holocaust, and by the guidance of God, in some small way, I have.

More on this here.

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Abortion clinics offer “Grief and Burial support”

Posted in Abortion Clinic Cremation, Abortion Clinic Grief Counseling, Abortion Clinics and Funeral Homes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2014 by saynsumthn

A Washington State abortion clinic chain advertises that they offer women bereavement resources and services and grief counseling.

What exactly would a woman grieve after having an abortion? Perhaps a baby?

Cedar River Clinics

Cedar River abortion clinics have locations in Seattle, Renton, and Tacoma Washington. According to their website, Cedar River Clinics, is operated by the Feminist Women’s Health Center (FWHC), which was founded in Yakima in 1979.

The Renton and Tacoma centers were added when their physician-owners and the name Cedar River Clinics was adopted. The Renton center was purchased in 1991 when abortionist Baird Bardarson retired. In 2014, FWHC acquired Aurora Medical Services and opened the Seattle clinic.

The abortion clinic chain does first and second trimester abortions killing unborn babies that are close to six months gestation.

In a slick marketing scheme, Cedar River offers a variety of compassionate sounding services for women such as:

Private waiting rooms for you and your support network
Individualized sedation plan administered by our Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Assistance with:
~Grief support
~Genetic testing
~Bereavement resources and services
~Local lodging and transportation
~Billing and funding resources
~Funeral and cremation referrals
~Memorial tokens, if desired

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In a marketing video the abortion chain uploaded to YouTube they reiterate these “services” adding funeral and cremation referrals.

According to online searches, Philip D Welch MD, Robert Kothenbeutel MD, all work for Cedar River Clinics.

Deborah Oyer MD joined the staff of Cedar River Clinics after they acquired Aurora Medical Services.

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According to the Washington Medical Board- Philip Welch has an enforcement action on file for the treatment of a patient referred to him by Planned Parenthood.

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In addition to Cedar River, other abortion clinics have offered cremation and burial services.

Late term abortionist Warren Hern offers women, “The woman and her family may request special procedures such as special religious ceremonies, genetic studies, formal autopsy, private cremation, or private burial. We can arrange for any or all of these special procedures upon request.”

In past blogs, I have written about funeral homes arriving at an abortion clinic ( here).

Affiliated Medical Services abortion clinic in Michigan has this testimonial on their website, “I had a fatal fetal anomaly. It was a planned pregnancy and I was devastated when I had to interrupt it. The clinic coordinator took my hand, gave me a hug and made all the arrangements for Baptism and burial services. She made an extremely devastating decision so much easier to accept and feel good about. Thank you!”

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Late term abortionist George Tiller, who was gunned down and killed years ago, would cremate the babies he aborted inside his facility.

While Florida later term abortion owner, James Pendergraft encourages the women who come to him to see the aborted baby, “At the Women’s Centers we are prepared to aid patients and their families in getting through the entire process with our compassionate and caring staff, supporting them from the beginning to the end of the termination procedure. Each patient goes through the procedure process differently. We encourage all patients to at least see the baby minimally as we believe that this is the best way to bring closure for families. We are also prepared to help families have a memory of their child such as having a handprint or a footprint. Some patients want the baby to be cremated and others want a burial to take place.

For the past 14 years, we have helped hundreds of families cope with similar circumstances. We provide the safest methods for ending pregnancies.”

Of course, he fails to tell these unsuspecting women how many times the state has gone after his medical license or closed his abortion facility, but that’s another story for another day.

Church to Hold Funeral for Baby Found Outside Planned Parenthood

Posted in Planned Parenthood with tags , , , , , , on September 30, 2010 by saynsumthn

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