Michael Iannessa, M.D. OB/GYN Recently Retired from 40 year OB/GYN Career. & Adjunct Professor at Quincy College
Dr. Iannessa, who delivered over 6,000 babies, reflects upon the last forty years in his profession of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Because he refused to do abortions, was he treated differently? How have the attitudes of hospitals, of doctors, of patients and of the OB/GYN profession changed during his work career? With the abortion issue being so contentious, what sort of pressures did Dr. Iannessa endure during his residency and medical career? Are OB/GYN MDs forced to 'refer' for abortion? With pre-natal testing.for example Down Syndrome, and with triplets, why does the medical profession push for 'selecIive reductions' aka abortion? Is the fear of being sued for medical mal-practice nowadays a primary reason for encouraging patients to have an abortion? And what advice did Dr. Iannessa give to a pregnant thirteen year old who was an 'emancipated minor'?
C.J. Doyle Executive Director Catholic Action League of MA.
Joel Brind, Ph.D. Professor of Biology & Endocrinology Baruch College City University of New York
Philip D. Moran, Esq. Founder and Past President of Massachusetts Citizens For Life and the Pro-Life Legal Defense Fund of MA.
Recalling the pro-life movement in Massachusetts since the Value of Life Committee in 1972, Phil Moran reflects upon Roy Scarpato’s 48 years as a leader. Roy was the voice of reason, and a warrior for the cause, which included Founder, President, Treasurer and Chairman of Massachusetts Citizens for Life. He also found the Pro- Life Legal Defense Fund of Massachusetts and the National Right to Life Committee. First big accomplishment was the Doyle-Flynn bill in 1979 prohibiting state government from paying for abortions, which was later overturned by activist MA Supreme Judicial Court. A Boston Latin School and MIT educated electrical engineer, he was married to his high school sweetheart Anne Scannell for 63 years. He and Anne dedicated their Ives to protecting those among us least able to protect themselves, the unborn.
Allan E. Parker, J.D. President The Justice Foundation
What are the oral arguments of Louisiana versus June Medical in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case? What does the Justice Foundation’s amicus brief argue? Why was the Justice Foundation founded? Whom does it represent? With ‘Baby Safe Haven’ laws in all fifty states, can abortion now become obsolete in America? Also, who are the three biggest perpetrators of forced abortions inAmerica, which by the way, is illegal? And much, much more.
Mary McCarthy Executive Director Pregnancy Care Center
PCC has grown over 35 years to serve three distinct communities ... Haverhill, Lawrence and Lowell through a Christ centered ministry to help pregnant, often desperate women cope, survive and hopefully thrive with their pregnancies. How has PCC been so successful using ‘advocates’? Compelling client video testimony explains how PCC’s ‘mission of love’ creates a trusting, confidential, educational and prayerful relationship. Also discussed is how pregnant women’s view of adoption changes during a full term pregnancy. Finally, with chemical abortions becoming more commonplace, how does PCC adapt its counseling?
Paula K. Peyton Conceived in Rape & Mother from Rape Savethe1.com
Conceived in Rape, and Mother from being Raped, I love our lives! Was having been conceived in Rape a shameful experience while growing up? Her fourth grade classmates teased her about not having a father. How will she tell her now two year old as he grows up. Then Paula became seduced and ensnared into a community youth group that was a sub rosa Planned Parenthood recruiting effort. A miscarriage and depression started her journey to the pro-life side. Studying fetal development furthered it. Gang raped at gunpoint, she kept the child and as her son gets older, she’s going to tell him he’s the best gift ever! Paula says ‘We are not exceptions, we are just people. God doesn’t make throw away people’.
Genevieve Marnon Legislative Director Right to Life of Michigan
How is it that Right to Life of Michigan has been so successful passing pro-life legislation? In 2016, the Coercive Abortion Prevention Act was signed into law making coercion a crime, from a misdemeanor to a felony. In 2012, abortion clinic licensing standards legislation closed up 1/3 of abortion clinics. Other laws include the Rape Survivor Custody Act; the Ultrasound Viewing Law; the Abortion Complication Recording Law; the 24 Hour Waiting Period Law; and the Baby Safe Haven Delivery Law. Former Governor Snyder vetoed several pro-life pieces of legislation. RTL of MI is devising new ways to circumvent current pro-abortion Governor Gretchen Whitmer. And much, much more.
J. David Franks, Ph.D. Chairman Massachusetts Citizens for Life
Dr. Franks reflects upon pro-life pioneer Roy Scarpato's recent passing. It use to be Democrats were pro-life back in the 1970s and 1980s when pro-life protections were codified. Now, Democrats are pushing the dangerous 'ROE Act' that abolishes protections for the mother and child. Proposed ROE legislation would wipe out parental consent by having an adult between the sexual abuser and abortionist. Abortionists' liability for medical malpractice would be curbed with almost no regulation nor state oversight. Born alive infants of an abortion procedure could be just left to die, which is infanticide. Other pro-death legislative bills discussed include Physician Assisted Suicide. Is killing the solution to our social problems? Suicide is already an epidemic and a contagion. particularly among family members. MCFL is also battling legislation by public universitys to provide chemical abortions Dr. Franks says constant vigilance is needed at the Massachusetts State House
Hayden Ludwig Investigative ResearchER Capital Research Center
Pathfinder International, with headquarters in Watertown, MA is an enormous funder of contraception and abortion worldwide. Under the auspices of USAID, it has received upwards of one billion taxpayer funded dollars in the past ten years. Their prime focus is Africa where fungible money is used to pressure governments like Kenya and Mozambique, and to loosen abortion laws via pro-abortion advocacy. Mr. Ludwig discusses how the flow of money works, whether its from USAID or an American foundation e.g.Bill & Melinda Gates or Susan Buffett. Is Pathfinder, started by Clarence Gamble in the 1950s, just a racist, population control group wrapped in the humanitarian cloak of 'health care' and environmentalism? Might Pathfinder's real mission be construed as evil and imperialistic? After all, it claims 6.8 million people have visited for contraceptive services and 3.6 million pregnancies have been 'AVERTED'.
James W. Sedlak Executive Director American Life League And Founder of STOPP International
In fiscal year ending 6-30-19, Planned Parenthood performed 345,627 abortions, almost 40% of all abortions in America. Is PP really a women's health care organization? Total income for PP was $1.6 billion. Jim Sedlak analyzes what PP has been, what it is today, and what their strategy is in the future as America's largest abortion provider. PP's individual donors decreased by 400,000 last year.. Yet total donations were down only $39 million. Did the 'Protect Life Rule' and the restriction of Title X funds impact PP's dollars raised? What's the difference among 'Medical Services' ,'Advocacy', 'Engaged Communities' and 'Fundraising'? How is PP marketing to school age children in Los Angeles and elsewhere? What is the chat box 'ROO'? And the undeniable trend from surgical abortions to chemical aka 'medication' abortions?
Bernadette Smyth Founder & Director Precious Life
What has happened on May 25th, , 2018 with the Repeal of the 8th Amendment in the Republic of Ireland, and on October 21st and 22nd, 2019 when pro-lifers attempted to repeal Section 9 of the Northern Ireland Executive Formation Act? What led these countries from being the safest place too the deadliest for the child in the womb in all of Europe? Bernadette Smyth chronicles how politics of pro-aborts in the Sinn Fein Party prevailed upon the Westminster Parliament comprised of Wales, Scotland and England to force abortion on the very pro-life country of Northern Ireland. The collapsed parliament, Stormont, adds to the complex nature of the fight for life of the unborn. There is hope that if the Stormont gets up and running, they can vote politicians into office and Repeal Section 9 of the Northern Ireland Executive Formation Act. Bernadette Smyth, the leader of the pro-life movement in Northern Ireland, tells exactly what happened in the fight for life in Northern Ireland.
“[I]t seems to me as clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime.” ― Mahatma Gandhi