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NIH Spends $13.5 Million on Aborted Baby Parts to Transplant Their Brain Tissue Into Mice

A new government contract uncovered by CNS News shows the federal government continues to spend taxpayer dollars on research using aborted baby body parts.

The National Institute of Health contract is with University of California- San Francisco. The contract provides money for fetal body parts to conduct experiments involving “humanized mice,” according to the report. NIH is an agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. …

https://www.lifenews.com/2018/10/17/nih-spends-13-5-million-on-aborted-baby-parts-to-transplant-their-brain-tissue-into-mice/


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Gosnell Movie Challenges Us All

The movie “Gosnell” challenges us to rethink the idea of “Pro-choice”. Have I seen the movie yet? No, but I know the story. You may remember some of the news covering the most prolific abortionist of the last twenty years, Kermit Gosnell. It was mostly covered by Pro-life advocates and totally ignored by mainstream media.

http://prolifecorner.com/gosnell-on-trial-for-running-a-house-of-horrors/

Here is an explanation of another place that did similar things. It seems the issue of Gosnell is not so rare as we would like to think. The witness accounts are disturbing by themselves, children should use parents discretion for this web site. https://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/15/another-gosnell-report-shows-texas-abortion-doc-kills-babies-born-alive/

Gosnell is now in jail for many crimes. The movie tells the shocking story of an abortionist who killed babies outside the womb and was responsible for the deaths of many women under his care due to the abortions he provided. The movie is rated PG13. It will be showing at 7:10pm this Thursday, October 18 in the AMC Showplace Rockford 16. I, Father Barr, plan on attending this movie and welcome all parishioners to join me. If you cannot make this time, I encourage you to watch this movie set on the trail of Dr Gosnell. Weather you are pro-life or pro-choice, it will challenge you of the depth of this huge social sin. It has been so engrained into our sense of identity, like that of slavery, that we must look at the consequences of our culture and to make a willed decision to change and get rid of any such atrocities in our time and in times to come. 


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Abortion Activist Trying Again to Force Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortions

The Little Sisters of the Poor took their fight to not have to pay for abortions in their health care plan all the way to the Supreme Court and won. So that should be the end of the battle right? Not so much. …

https://www.lifenews.com/2018/10/11/abortion-activist-trying-again-to-force-little-sisters-of-the-poor-to-fund-abortions/


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Government Cancels Controversial FDA Contract for Aborted Remains

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the termination of a contract between the Food and Drug Administration and Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. The news comes after members of Congress and pro-life advocates expressed concern about the research goals of the experiment.
The announcement was made Sept. 24 in a statement posted on the HHS departmental website.
“After a recent review of a contract between Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. and the Food and Drug Administration to provide human fetal tissue to develop testing…

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/government-cancels-controversial-fda-contract-for-aborted-remains


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Glamorous or Glowering, Socialism Ruins Families and Nations

This year marks the bicentennial of Karl Marx’s birth, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the new political star in New York, is making Marxism glamorous again. When she first hit the media circuit, her choice of lipstick was the crucial issue.
Yet for Ocasio-Cortez personally, “democratic socialism” is her real agenda and she credits her Catholic background for her devotion to it. But historically, the Catholic Church has…

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/annaabbott/making-socialism-glamorous-again


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It’s been tough to be Catholic these last few weeks

ProLifeCorner- by Broderick Hooker
Between the Grand Jury findings in Pennsylvania, the disgraced Cardinal Mc Carrick, and the culture of abuse, corruption, cover-up that has implicated so much of hierarchy has me scared for Mother Church and what wicked men have done to her. …

http://prolifecorner.com/its-been-tough-to-be-catholic-these-last-few-weeks/


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An Iraqi Christian Family Is Home Again on the Nineveh Plains

Nasir Qabu serves in the Nineveh Plains Guards, an armed unit affiliated with the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) of Kurdistan. Mr. Qabu (37) lives with his wife Sonya Abada (30) and two children—Angel who is 7, and Christian, who is 9—in Qaraqosh. Like most of the Christians in this town on the Nineveh Plains, the Qabu family is Syriac-Catholic. They recently returned to their home after living in exile in Erbil, Kurdistan. Mr. Qabu tells his story: …

https://zenit.org/articles/an-iraqi-christian-family-is-home-again-on-the-nineveh-plains/