Monthly Archives: November 2013

“As if he was telling us ‘I’m okay!!! Don’t give up on me!,’” the incredible story of a baby born at 25 weeks

November 22, 2013   Premature babies

“As if he was telling us ‘I’m okay!!! Don’t give up on me!,’” the incredible story of a baby born at 25 weeks who is doing fine

By Dave Andrusko

Ward Miles in his 10th day of life.

Ward Miles in his 10th day of life.

It was purely a coincidence. No sooner had I finished writing about the sad, sad story of Ariel Levy’s miscarriage at 19 weeks than I ran across “One Miraculous Year In The Life Of A Baby Born Too Soon,” the amazing story of how little Ward Miles, born at 25 weeks, survived incredible odds and is now a thriving 16-month-old toddler.

The setting for the story that appeared on Huffington Post was the surprise video Ben Miller made for his wife, Lyndsey Miller, on her 32nd birthday. “I had tricked her into thinking I was working on other projects late into the night,” her husband Ben told the Huffington Post. “I called her back to my office and as soon as she saw Ward on the screen she knew I had been working on something for her and she started crying.”

Making it more perfect is that her birthday coincided with the one-year-anniversary of the day Ward came home from the hospital.

And Ward had really been up against it. Lyndsey, only 25 weeks along, experienced cramps. Turns out she was in labor and four hours after her doctor sent her to the hospital, Ward was born.

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1,341 and counting: how a high-tech pro-life start-up is changing the way we save lives

1,341 and counting: how a high-tech pro-life start-up is changing the way we save lives


“If you were to ask me why 1.2 million children still being aborted in America, the answer is because we’re not talking to the people who are aborting their children. That’s the basic answer,” says Online for Life founder Brian Fisher.

Nov 28, 2013 ( – Brian Fisher has a lot of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving: 1,341 of them, to be exact. That’s the number of babies that he can be sure are alive today thanks in large measure to the work of his fledgling pro-life organization, Online for Life.

Like everything else the high-tech pro-life startup does, that number is exact and verifiable.  “We have a philosophy that if it we can’t measure it, we won’t do it,” Brian told in a recent interview. “The second part to that is that if we can measure it, we can improve it.”

Founded in 2009, Online for Life is one of the newest, fastest-growing and most innovative pro-life organizations in the United States. Located in Dallas, Texas, Online for Life is headed up by a team of business, marketing and technology experts with a dizzying array of experience in their respective fields.

Their mission is simple: to save babies from abortion. 

More specifically, Online for Life is striving to become the “missing link” between abortion-minded women and the pro-life crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) that are equipped to empower those women to choose life.

“If you were to ask me why 1.2 million children are still being aborted in America, the answer is because we’re not talking to the people who are aborting their children. That’s the basic answer,” says Brian.

That’s where Online for Life comes in. Using rigorously-tested Google and other online advertizing, search engine optimization, and physical ad campaigns, Online for Life reaches out to women who are often virtually on the doorsteps of an abortion clinic, and connects them with a life-saving CPC instead.

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Planned Parenthood fraud case in Iowa one more example of a disturbing trend


Planned Parenthood has become disturbingly familiar with fraud charges. Currently, Planned Parenthood is embattled in a new fraud cases in Iowa. In California alone the organization was accused by a former top Planned Parenthood official of stealing $180 million dollars in taxpayer funding. After being caught red-handed committing fraud against the state of Texas, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast was forced to hand over $4.3 million dollars that it had stolen. And Planned Parenthood isn’t only troubled by taxpayer fraud; just this week a former New York employee of Planned Parenthood went to prison for forging checks while in the organization’s employ.

Former Planned Parenthood employees, who had an inside view on illegal activities, are frequently the individuals who become whistle-blowers on the fraudulent activity they witnessed during their employment with the organization. This was the case in the most recent Planned Parenthood fraud debacle, when Sue Thayer, who ran a Planned Parenthood facility in Iowa before becoming pro-life, called out the clinic on fraudulent practices to the tune of $28 million dollars. Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America commented on the case, saying:

This is a trend that Planned Parenthood is having to face…  This is something that the Government Accountability Office here in Washington is taking a look at, and it may impact their future federal funding at Planned Parenthood if they’re convicted.

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Unilever’s blockbuster pro-life ad

Unilever’s blockbuster pro-life ad


  • Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:59 EST

When was the last time an industrial giant made a pro-lifer stand up and cheer? I did tonight when I saw Unilever’s new 4 1/2 minute film encouraging expectant parents to bring their children into the world, and introducing their new program for green production and sustainability. The film itself is the most hopeful secular production I’ve seen in decades.

The film, Why Bring A Child Into This World?, helps to roll out Project Sunlight. Give them a visit and see what it’s all about.

Upon quick examination I didn’t see anything objectionable. Closer examination may reveal areas where pro-lifers feel there could be improvement. If so, let’s not make the perfect the enemy of the good.

We have a film that is taking on many parents’ fears and saying that there is every reason to bring their children into the world.

Two thumbs up for Unilever!!

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Morning-After Pill “completely ineffective” for women over 176 pounds

Morning-After Pill “completely ineffective” for women over 176 pounds


  • Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:09 EST

On Monday the liberal magazine Mother Jones reported:

The European manufacturer of an emergency contraceptive pill identical to Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, will warn women that the drug is completely ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds and begins to lose effectiveness in women who weigh more than 165 pounds. [emphasis added]

The article also states:

Weight data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that, at 166 pounds, the average American woman is too heavy to use these pills effectively [emphasis added].

Add this to the ever-growing body of evidence that the increasing propagation of so-called “emergency contraception” (EC) has been an utterly failed strategy. (Indeed, this news comes just a few weeks after an article was published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management which found that increased access to EC has had no significant effect on unintended pregnancy or abortion rates—but that it may have led to a decrease in reports of rape.)

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From one adoptee to another: Dear Elijah

From one adoptee to another: Dear Elijah


  • Wed Nov 27, 2013 17:06 EST

Recently, I received an email from a father who told me of his love for his adopted son, Elijah. He wanted me to share a little of my experience, as an adoptee, with his amazing 8 year old who was struggling with the same questions I had when I was a kid. So, I thought I’d write him a letter…

Dear Elijah,

I know I have not met you or your family yet, but I hope that one day we will have that chance. Your dad and I have become friends over email and he has shared with me how much he loves you and how special you are to your family.

I wanted to write to you because, like you, I am adopted. In fact I grew up in a family with 13 kids…ten of us were The Bombergersadopted! Talk about different…we were different! Our family was huge and all of the adopted kids were different ethnicities – black, white, mixed, Vietnamese, and Native American. Nobody in our whole town had a family that looked like ours. People would just stare at us.

You are not alone. I know it may seem like it sometimes. What you feel is what so many others felt at one time in their lives. When you’re adopted, you’re going to have questions. It’s as normal as breathing. There are a lot of questions of “why” and sometimes no answers.

You know what I have found though? After all of the wondering, there is one REALLY REALLY REALLY big question that matters the most. Am I loved?

And the answer, if I could blast some speakers with some crazy loud music, is a ridiculous unquestionable “YES! YES! YES! YOU ARE LOVED!” And I just don’t mean by your parents. (Cuz your parents love you. My parents loved the mess out of me too…even when I was a big pain in the butt.) I mean being loved by someone who loved you before anyone else had the chance! God. He created you. Special. Unique. One-of-a-kind. Complete with all of those little quirks that make you,you. Psalm 139 says He “knit you together in your mother’s womb”. Look. God wove together every thread that would become Elijah. And He knew that the mommy that would give you Life, loved you enough to know that she wanted a better life for you than she could give. She never even considered abortion, because she knew, deep in her heart, that God had great things in store for you.

So, she gave the most awesome gift to your parents. You! When you truly love someone, you always try to do what’s best for them. And your birthmom made a brave decision. Mine did, too. It was the best thing for us! (We even created a new website to show many others who are just like us at!)

And Elijah. So are you. From one adoptee to another, I created the video “ONE IN 7 BILLION” to tell you that there’s no one like you.

Greatness is in your future!

Your friend,


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Five Things Planned Parenthood Won’t Disclose in its Annual Report

Five Things Planned Parenthood Won’t Disclose in its Annual Report

The holiday season is upon us. Almost inevitably that means that as Americans turn their attention to family and friends, significant rules, regulations, and reports will be released in the hope that they will go largely unnoticed and generally uncommented upon. If recent history is any indicator, this year’s holiday “data dump” will include the annual report for the nation’s largest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood.

As we wait for Planned Parenthood to release its latest income and other figures, here are five things that happened between October 1, 2011, and September 30, 2012 (the “services” year it is expected to report for), that Planned Parenthood is unlikely to include in any report:

1. Tonya Reaves, a 24-year-old mother with a young son, bled to death after her uterus was lacerated during an abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Tonya’s autopsy report confirmed that her future was cut tragically short by an injury she sustained at the hands of a Planned Parenthood abortionist on July 20, 2012. Other reports suggest that the Planned Parenthood clinic’s delay in seeking emergency care directly contributed to Tonya’s death.

2. Nurses leave Planned Parenthood in Delaware because of the abortion clinic’s deplorable safety conditions including “meat-market-style, assembly-line abortions.” In her testimony before the Delaware senate, Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, a registered nurse for over 26 years and a former employee at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, described serious health hazards that she reported to Planned Parenthood officials, but which were never addressed. This failure ultimately led to her resignation on August 8, 2012. “I reported that most of the Planned Parenthood staff members did not wear protective gear or utilize universal blood and body fluid precautions; consents for sedation and procedures were sometimes obtained late as staff was rushed and hurried . . . lab work not being performed correctly thus the lab value results were incorrect; patients given sedation were found outside walking down Market Street dazed and confused; staff medical credentials were not verified; the emergency medications and equipment had expired; the narcotics were not being regulated; HIPPA privacy not being practiced; an intern who had been instructed by her instructor only to observe was pressured into providing abortion care; Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Timothy Liveright once left sedated patients in order to handle a mechanical issue with his private airplane; and more.”

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The Corporate Funding Project (CFP) is a program focusing on the education of corporate officials about the agendas of Planned Parenthood in an effort to convince them to deny support to this dangerous group.

Corporate Funding (BOYCOTT)

“The Pro-Life Movement will succeed only to the extent that pro-life people are willing to be inconvenienced.”

– Douglas R. Scott, Jr.,
Bad Choices: A Look Inside Planned Parenthood, p. 246

The Corporate Funding Project (CFP) is a program focusing on the education of corporate officials about the agendas of Planned Parenthood in an effort to convince them to deny support to this dangerous group. A boycott of corporations that support this radical entity is advocated so those who care about life are not indirectly funding its deadly agenda.

LDI publishes a list of boycott targets that is updated at least twice per year. The list includes corporate names, subsidiaries, products, services and how to contact each company. LDI provides information regarding the historical use of boycotts as a strategy for achieving social and philanthropic change as well as an analysis of the moral and ethical issues involved.

Click on “CFP Frequently Asked Questions” and “CFP Standards & Policies” or more information about the Corporate Funding Project. Click on “CFP Copyright Details” for information about howThe Boycott List may and may not be used.

Have you heard disparaging remarks about the legitimacy or accuracy of The Boycott List? Clickhere for more information.


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George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

President George Washington
  City of New York, October 3, 1789
  Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence
  of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits,
  and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and Whereas both
  Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me
 “to recommend to the People of the United States a day
 of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by
 acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of
 Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity
 peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety
 and happiness.”
 Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th
 day of November next to be devoted by the People of these
 States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who
 is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is,
 or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering
 unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care
 and protection of the People of this country previous to
 their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold
 mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence,
 which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the
 late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and
 plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and
 rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish
 constitutions of government for our safety and happiness,
 and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for
 the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed,
 and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful
 knowledge and in general for all the great and various
 favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
 And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our
 prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of
 Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other
 transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or
 private stations, to perform our several and relative duties
 properly and punctually, to render our national government a
 blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government
 of wise, just and constitutional laws, discreetly and
 faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all
 Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown
 kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government,
 peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of
 true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among
 them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a
 degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Human dignity without apology!

Dear Friend,
Two huge events for the pro-life movement occurred last week.  One was a victory in Texas – but the other is a huge threat, looming over us from the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Good or bad, these events reaffirm one thing: Live Action’s work in exposing the evil of abortion is far from done.  Will you help us move forward?  A 100% tax-deductible donation of $100 will greatly help us as we head toward the end of the year.

The Orwellian “Women’s Health Protection Act of 2013,” proposed by members of Congress bought and paid for by Planned Parenthood, would pave the way for abortion, any time, anywhere in America, through all nine months of pregnancy.  But dealing a blow to pro-abortion senators like Barbara Boxer and Richard Blumenthal was the U.S. Supreme Court.  SCOTUS let stand key provisions of Texas’s HB2, which bans abortions after 20 weeks in that state.

We may finally be seeing a judicial pivot from the destructive mentality that brought us Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton.

We won’t let the abortion industry’s minions in Congress give the Gosnells of America a free pass.  But we need your help to spread news of the evil going on throughout our country even without their “Abortion Everywhere Act.”  Your $100 donation will provide much-needed funding for us to continue our undercover investigations.

Live Action has released many undercover investigations, from New York to New Mexico to Texas.  And we have more in the works.

Texas is on its way to becoming abortion-free – a beacon of human rights for the rest of the country.  But we have a lot of work to do before we get there – and your $100 donation will prove essential in our mission to maintain momentum all across the country!

As Live Action goes into the final month of 2013, rest assured that we have several projects underway.  We’re going to open up the new year with renewed energy; we’re going to speak the truth about human life, human dignity, and the abortion industry without apologizing.

Live Action has multiple projects underway – but we need your help if we’re going to finish them.  Please click this link and send us $100 today.  Your generous donation is 100% tax-deductible…which means that it shrinks the government’s ability to use your taxes to fund the abortion industry!

Thanksgiving is this week, and I’m reminded of all I have to be thankful for.  But the greatest of all the gifts God has given me is the gift of life.  After all, without our lives, all our other rights are meaningless.

As you prepare to join your family at table on Thursday and give thanks for the blessings in your life, I hope you’ll say a prayer for us here at Live Action.  We will not rest until every life is protected – and with your help, I’m confident that we’ll see an end to the killing of our pre-born children far sooner than the abortion industry thinks.

Yours in the fight for life,

Lila Rose
Live Action