Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Ugly Truth About Abortion

Priests for Life in the Media

April 11 – April 18

Defending Life on EWTN: The ugly truth about abortion

Brand new shows airing now

Airing on EWTN TV:  Wednesday, April 13 at 3:00 a.m. ET  and Thursday, April 14 at 11:00 p.m. ET.  Listen on EWTN Radio and EWTN shortwave on Sunday at 5 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Also on EWTN shortwave every Saturday at 6:30 p.m.  On EWTN RadioPlus Sunday at 9 a.m. and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (All times Eastern) You can also stream EWTN online by going to and clicking on the “television” tab..

Undercover videos of Planned Parenthood facilities and personnel helped Americans fully grasp what abortion is, the callousness of those performing it, and what it does to its innocent victims.

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The Gospel of Life on Radio Maria: Missing from the family portrait

Airing: Tuesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. ET and rebroadcast on Thursday, April 14 at 2 a.m. ET and Monday, April 18 at midnight ET (11 p.m. CT Sunday). Go to to listen online. 

Father Frank Pavone will interview the Griffin family of North Carolina, a devout Catholic, committed pro-life family that lost a child to abortion. Learn how siblings mourn the loss of that child, and how their mom’s abortion experience fuels their activism.

Call in with your questions to 866-333-6279 or ask questions by emailing us ahead of time at

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The Catholic View for Women on EWTN: Waiting for Prince Charming

Airing on EWTN TV: Wednesday, April 13 at 11:00 p.m. ET and Friday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m. ET.  You can also stream EWTN online by going to and clicking on the “television” tab.

The co-hosts discuss the advantages of teaching daughters to live a chaste life. Chastity advocates Pam Stenzel and Leslee Unruh will be interviewed, along with Leslie Knopf, a student at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.

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Gospel of Life TV on NRB and SkyAngel: Abortion is the Primary Issue

Airing Schedule: Watch on National Religious Broadcasters network (NRB), Wednesday, April 13 at 4:30 pm ET. The NRB Network is on DIRECTV, channel 378. Gospel of Life is archived on the NRB Network Roku channel for seven days from the original air date. Also airing on SkyAngel 2 on Friday, April 15 at 6 am. ET. 

More Special Appearances

Alveda King will be on American Family Radio at 11:15 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 13. Tune in online at

Hear us on EWTN radio on Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo.  Fr. Frank will be on with Teresa on Wednesday, April 13 at 8:35 am.  Call-in to the live show with questions at 877-573-7825. For more information and to listen to the live show on the internet, go to

Father Stephen Imbarrato will talk about his pro-life ministry on The Wendy Wiese Show on Relevant Radio at 2:30 p.m. ET on April 26. Tune in online at

Source: Priests For Life

Mother of ‘Miracle’ Baby: UK Abortion Law is a Disgrace

NRL News Today

 April 11, 2016   Abortion
Mother of ‘miracle’ baby: UK abortion law is a disgrace

Editor’s note. This comes from our friends at SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children.

Baby Meabh was born at just 23 weeks weighing barely a pound

Baby Meabh was born at just 23 weeks weighing barely a pound

Recently we reported on Meabh McArdle, the ‘miracle’ baby who was given less than a 1% chance of surviving after being born at 23 weeks.

Now her mother is speaking out about the ‘disgraceful’ abortion law operating in the UK, saying that “every baby deserves a fighting chance”.


In England, Scotland and Wales, where the 1967 Abortion Act applies, abortion is allowed up to 24 weeks for a range of reasons. This has led to a situation where abortions are carried out virtually on demand up to this 24-week limit.

Abortion is allowed up to birth if doctors believe the baby will be born with a disability.

The law is more restrictive in Northern Ireland, despite continued attempts by powerful lobby groups – such as Amnesty International and numerous UN committees – to weaken it.

Fionnuala, who gave birth to her baby daughter in Belfast last year weighing just one pound, says she cannot believe that abortion laws are so weak in mainland Britain.

“It makes me sick to my stomach”

“The fact I could’ve had an abortion after she was born [i.e. after her due date] is an absolute disgrace – it makes me sick to my stomach,” said Fionnuala, speaking to the Daily Mail.

“I want people to see how beautiful she is and how every baby deserves a fighting chance.

“When I gave birth to her she had hands and feet and a gorgeous little face – I think some people don’t realise how developed they are at that age.

“Breaks my heart”

“It breaks my heart that people can abort a baby when I see what she looked like at 23 weeks…”

She added: “It took Meabh five and a half months to be well enough to come home, but it’s all been so worth it. It’s still hard now, but she’s brilliant and such a happy little baby.”

The mother-of-one previously suffered three miscarriages due to a septate uterus, which didn’t allow her pregnancies to get past 12 weeks.

Fighting for her life

Meabh spent the first six months fighting for survival on the neonatal intensive care unit at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital.

Meabh was born with Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), a congenital heart defect meaning she had an abnormal source of blood flow to the lungs.

She also suffered with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), meaning her eyes were not developed properly and her retina did not receive enough oxygen.

“The scariest thing I’ve ever been through”

She was given a fifty per cent chance of being blind and underwent two operations to preserve her sight. She is still being tube-fed and is also on oxygen.

“It was the scariest thing I’ve ever been through,” Fionnuala said.

“When I was admitted to hospital with the discharge the doctors told me the chances of her surviving were so low.

“I’m just so happy to have her home”

“They said that it was like she was lying in a bag of pus inside the womb. That was five minutes prior to me giving birth, so I was terrified.

“Now, I’m just so happy to have her home.

“She’s still only the same size as a newborn, but her weight has gone up to 8lbs and 15 ounces which is definitely an improvement.

“Meabh is such a bubbly, beautiful and amazing little girl who defied all of the odds that were stacked against her.”


Pro-Choice Writer Visits Abortion Clinic, Finds Out It’s Not Like She Imagined

NRL News Today

 April 11, 2016   Abortion Clinic

Pro-choice writer visits abortion clinic, finds out it’s not like she imagined

By Sarah Terzo

pregnanttummy45Pro-choice writer Hannah Selinger describes her visit to an abortion clinic.

In all the years I have spent writing and thinking about a woman’s right to choose, I have never set foot in an abortion clinic, because I have never needed to. In my mind, I had always pictured a clean and comfortable place…

This was no Westchester clinic. The place was dirty and dark and the women in the room outside were standing, as there were no chairs. A woman beside me was crying. .. In the press, the issue of the right to choose will be reduced to the terminology of precedent and privacy. But the visceral reality of abortion–the grimy clinic, the sobbing and hapless young woman…cannot be understood by such desensitized vocabulary.

From Hannah Selinger “The Raw Story: The real state of abortion rights, before Alito” 01/12/2006


ACLU Loses Case to Force Catholic Hospital to Perform Abortions

ACLU loses case to force Catholic hospital to perform abortions

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DETROIT, April 11, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A Michigan judge has thrown out the ACLU’s lawsuit attempting to force a nationwide chain of Catholic hospitals to perform abortions.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division dismissed the case, saying the liberal legal organization lacks standing to sue.

The ACLU filed suit against Trinity Health Corporation, which operates 86 health care facilities in 21 states nationwide, last October because Trinity – a Catholic institution – abides by the U.S. Bishops’ Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs), which bar physicians from taking unborn human life.

“Those who doubt that anyone would ever try to force someone to commit an abortion need only look at this case,” explained Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Matt Bowman. “This is precisely what the ACLU sought to do. The court came to the right conclusion in putting an end to their quest.”

Lawyers argued that their policy threatens pregnant women “with real, immediate, and substantial harm by impeding their ability to obtain full emergency medical services,” or a referral to an abortion facility. Mothers who suffered complications during pregnancy, the ACLU said, could become septic.

The court ruled that the ACLU lacked standing to bring the case, dismissing its claims of impending harms as “dubious” and “speculative.”

They did not rise to the point that the case should be heard, much less that a Christian organization should be forced to violate its established protocols based on its faith, the court said.

“Trinity Health Corporation is” dedicated to “carrying out the health care mission of Catholic Health Ministries on behalf of and as an integral part of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States,” the court noted in its ruling today.

“No American should be forced to commit an abortion – least of all faith-based medical workers who went into the profession to follow their faith and save lives, not take them,” said ADF Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot. “Federal law directly prohibits the government from engaging in any such coercion.”

The ACLU has a long history of suing Catholic health care providers for their refusal to provide services the Roman Catholic faith deems sinful.

In January, a San Francisco judge ruled against an ACLU lawsuit trying to force Mercy Medical Center to sterilize a female patient.

In December 2013, the ACLU sued the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for issuing the directives prohibiting Catholic institutions from performing abortions, an omission the legal group described as a form of medical negligence.

Sterilization and contraception both violate Roman Catholic teaching, as well as the hospital’s ERDs.