Michael worked with Kelly Stauffer on the Leadership Team for the Fall 2008 40 Days for Life Campaign in Severna Park, MD. Kelly and Michael were invited to do a TV interview on the local community access TV station in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Based on that interview, Michael was offered a TV show of his own by the producers. As a result of the incredible experience of 40 Days for Life and a calling from God, Michael started a completely new Pro-Life Ministry sponsored by his church - Living Hope For Life. This TV show (also called Living Hope For Life) is being used as a broadcast medium to “connect with the local community to raise awareness, prevent abortion, and promote healing and forgiveness for those scarred by its effects”. It is truly amazing what can and does happen when we submit to God's Will and follow the Plan that he has for us. When Leroy Carhart moved into Maryland in December of 2010, Michael partnered with local churches and Pro-Life leaders (local and national) to found the Maryland Coalition for Life (MDCFL). The MDCFL is a community-based, grassroots, pro-life network dedicated to bringing the many Maryland pro-life organizations, churches, elected officials, and individual citizens together peacefully and prayerfully to end abortion in Maryland. Michael supported the creation and opening of Germantown Pregnancy Choices, a life-affirming Pregnancy referral and resource center just across the parking lot from Leroy Carhart's abortion facility - less than 100 ft from his front door! Michael and the MDCFL were also integral parts of the planning of The Summer of Mercy 2.0.

Michael worked with Kelly Stauffer on the Leadership Team for the Fall 2008 40 Days for Life Campaign in Severna Park, MD. Kelly and Michael were invited to do a TV interview on the local community access TV station in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Based on that interview, Michael was offered a TV show of his own by the producers. As a result of the incredible experience of 40 Days for Life and a calling from God, Michael started a completely new Pro-Life Ministry sponsored by his church - Living Hope For Life. This TV show (also called Living Hope For Life) is being used as a broadcast medium to “connect with the local community to raise awareness, prevent abortion, and promote healing and forgiveness for those scarred by its effects”. It is truly amazing what can and does happen when we submit to God's Will and follow the Plan that he has for us. When Leroy Carhart moved into Maryland in December of 2010, Michael partnered with local churches and Pro-Life leaders (local and national) to found the Maryland Coalition for Life (MDCFL). The MDCFL is a community-based, grassroots, pro-life network dedicated to bringing the many Maryland pro-life organizations, churches, elected officials, and individual citizens together peacefully and prayerfully to end abortion in Maryland. Michael supported the creation and opening of Germantown Pregnancy Choices, a life-affirming Pregnancy referral and resource center just across the parking lot from Leroy Carhart's abortion facility - less than 100 ft from his front door! Michael and the MDCFL were also integral parts of the planning of The Summer of Mercy 2.0.

Please Pray for Fr Trigilio

UPDATE: Here is the latest news that we have received about Fr Trigilio:

“Please keep Fr. John Trigilio, Co-host of Web of Faith and Crash Course in Catholicism, in your prayers as he recovers from non-life threatening injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He is currently at home recovering and his condition continues to improve. He appreciates all the prayers!”


On Monday, March 19th,  it was announced that Father John Trigilio has been in a bad car accident and is in critical condition! He was coming back home to his parish after visiting his mother who recently had surgery and is in rehab. Please pray fervently for the total recovery of viagra canda this good and faithful priest, many of you may know him from EWTN.

Please pass the word …Prayer is urgently needed.


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A Ribbon-cutting, an Opening, and a SAVE!!

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those viagra professional living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” — Isaiah 9:2

The passage above was made manifest before the very eyes of over 50 volunteers, visitors and board members who gathered together Saturday morning, March 10, for the opening of the new Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic on West Street. Located just across the street from the ONLY abortion clinic remaining in Anne Arundel County, the homey, light-colored cottage stands in stark contrast to its polar opposite across the street.

Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic Ribbon CuttingAPC is as cozy as the Planned Parenthood building is cold, and as positive and life affirming as PP is death mongering. The new Clinic will offer women a wide variety of free per-natal services, including sonograms, pregnancy tests, and tests for STDs. Even better, they will offer hope to women who feel trapped into making a life and death decision when they are at their most vulnerable.

Escorts at Planned Parenthood of AnnapolisAmong those who saw a great light Saturday were four “Clinic Escorts”, brought in from DC (because they couldn’t get anyone local) to stand outside during the festivities going on across the street. It should be noted that their stony, almost impassive faces provided yet another meaningful contrast to the joy being expressed by God’s people. They did, however, respond quite politely when Annapolis Clinic CEO Pamela Palumbo invited them in for coffee and cookies. Kudos to Pamela for offering a hot cup of coffee in Jesus’ name, and, let’s hope, giving the other side something to think about.

Miss the ceremony on Saturday? Watch the video recap on Vimeo!

Then, on Tuesday morning (March 13th), APC opened for business!! And what a first day it was!!!

3D/4D SonogramIn the morning a young woman with an appt. for an abortion at Planned Parenthood parked on the side street next to APC and stood looking at the sign & door. The APC Office Manager went out, asked if she could help. When the girl mentioned her scheduled appointment at PP, the APC Office Manager offered her a sonogram, which she accepted. By time she left, she decided NOT to go for her abortion!! Pray she stays strong and can work out some difficult family issues. 2 other young women were also seen on Tuesday. One needed help with her pregnancy and another was pregnant and considering abortion. Everyone at APC is SO thankful for EVERYONE who made it possible for this new Clinic to be there, along with the 3D/4D ultrasound to share this truth of LIFE!


The Cave - The LIEThe Lie – Pro-Life Youth Night at The Cave

Friday night, before the Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic ribbon cutting ceremony, MDCFL sponsored The Lie, a Pro-Life Youth Night at The Cave. It was a truly AMAZING night. MDCFL was joined by Kelly Stauffer, who shared her heart-wrenching personal testimony, Christcentric and Caitlin Jane – two up-and-coming musical artists. Check out http://video.MDCoalitionForLife.com to see all of the videos!

The MD March for Life was held on Monday evening. The March and the speakers were great. Stay tuned for a video from the March!


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Michael Martelli Interview on Face The Truth – Sirius Satellite Radio

Michael Martelli was interviewed by Rob McQuay, sitting in for Steve Peroutka, on Face the Truth Coast to Coast. They discussed the Maryland Coalition for Life, the cheap viagra 100mg situation with Leroy Carhart in Germantown, PrayForGermantown.com, 40 Days for Life, and the Maryland March for Life coming up Monday evening.

The interview will air nationally both Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm, on Sirius Satellite’s Family Talk Radio – Channel 131.

Be sure to tune in!


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Expert Witness in Brigham Case Folds to Pressure from Abortionists

A very important Update from Operation Rescue and the Prosecuter handling the case agains Brigham and Riley. The abortion industry continues to use coersion and intimidation to keep abortionists in practice, and keep organizations like Planned Parenthood alive (ref. PP’s attack on Susan G Komen when they removed funding from PP).

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Expert Witness In Abortion Murder Case Recants Under Pressure From Late-Term Abortionists

While charges have been dropped for now, the investigation of Brigham and Riley’s late-term abortion scheme continues   

March 8, 2012  

By Cheryl Sullenger (Operation Rescue)

Elkton, MD – State Attorney Ellis Rollins told reporters on Wednesday that he withdrew murder charges against abortionist Steven Chase Brigham and Nicola Irene Riley on Tuesday because his expert witness succumbed to pressure “from [the expert’s] colleagues in the late-term abortion community.”

Brigham and Riley had been charged with the murder of viable pre-born babies under Maryland’s fetal homicide law that allows prosecutions of those who kill viable babies in the commission of a crime.

The two abortionists conducted a bi-state late-term abortion operation in which women would begin their abortions at Brigham’s main office in Voorhees, New Jersey, – where he was not licensed to do abortions past 14 weeks – then return the next day when they travelled in caravan to a clandestine abortion clinic in Elkton for the completion of the abortion. While Riley is licensed in Maryland, Brigham holds no medical license in that state. The operation was discovered when one of their patients suffered life-threatening botched abortion injuries that required her to be airlifted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for emergency surgery to save her life.

Brigham’s defense challenged the jurisdictional authority of Maryland to charge the abortionists, alleging that the deaths of the babies actually took place in New Jersey with Maryland only being the site where the remains were evacuated from the mother’s womb.

Rollins said that the Elkton police conducted their own investigation and determined that the babies died in Maryland, not in New Jersey as the defense contends. An expert witness for the state was retained, who confirmed that the deaths took place in Maryland. The witness, who Rollins has declined to identify, is considered an expert in late-term abortions.

“He led us to believe that the medical evidence pointed to the fact that both parts of the abortion process had to have occurred in Maryland. He was unequivocal,” Rollins said.

But last week, a phone call between Rollins and the expert witness indicated that the witness had been in contact with other late-term abortionists who were pressuring him to change his views. “In the phone call, he indicated that he was feeling pressure from some colleagues. We did what we could to reassure him,” Rollins said.

Then on Friday, the witness sent an “unsolicited e-mail” to Rollins indicating that he was now unsure where the deaths of the babies occurred.

“There can be no doubt that late-term abortionists fearing for their own careers applied pressure to the witness and he succumbed under the pressure. In price on viagra other words, he was bullied into bowing out of the case,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We have seen some of the documents for ourselves and the evidence is strong that the babies were still alive when they were dismembered at that Elkton abortion mill.”

Since the passing of the Federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, late-term abortionists have adopted what has become known as the Induction Abortion method. In this kind of abortion, the living is injected through the mother’s abdominal wall with digoxin or some other drug that causes “fetal demise” or the death of the baby in the womb. The woman’s cervix is then packed with laminaria, which are thin tampon-like dilators made of seaweed that gently expand the opening of the womb. The woman is then given drugs to initiate labor. Finally, the abortionist extracts the dead baby either intact or in parts.

Brigham’s defense indicated that the fetal demise would have taken place in New Jersey. This would have been done with the lethal fetal injection.

“The injection process is a tricky one, and it is not unusual for the injection to fail. But in this case, Brigham’s own records indicate that he was cutting corners on the process and skipping the fetal injection altogether. That would mean these babies were alive at the time they were aborted in Maryland,” said Newman.

According to records obtained by Operation Rescue through open records requests, there is documented evidence that at least one baby was alive at the time of the abortion in Maryland. Brigham’s own medical records in the case of D.B., an 18-year old patient whose botched 22-week abortion first drew attention to Brigham’s illegal late-term abortion enterprise, incriminate him.

A form titled Laminaria Insertion & Induction of Fetal Demise was produced at Brigham’s Voorhees, New Jersey, facility on August 12, 2010, the day before D.B. botched surgery in Maryland. On that form, Brigham documents a pelvic exam and laminaria insertion, but the section of the form that is supposed to document an injection into the baby that would bring about fetal demise is left blank.

“Without the fetal injection, nothing in the process that took place in New Jersey could have killed the baby,” said Newman. “Given the record we have seen, that baby died in Maryland.”

“We know what they (Brigham and Riley) had done, but we can’t prove where they did it,” Rollins said.

Rollins indicated that he withdrew the charges because he did not have time to obtain another expert before next week’s scheduled motions hearing. Meanwhile Rollins told the  Cecil Whig newspaper that they are still pursuing the case against the abortionists and that the investigation remains open.

“We’re still investigating. We’re going back to the drawing board and we’re starting all over,” he said.

“We have one message for Brigham and Riley,” said Newman. “Don’t lose the number to the bail bondsman.”


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2 More Saves in Germantown!

This is an email from Andrew Glenn, Regional Director of MD Coalitionf for Life in Montgomery County, MD, & Director of 40 Days for Life Germantown. These 2 lives saved make it 33 Confirmed Saves since Carhart arrived in Dec 2010!


Praise the Lord.  There have been two more saves this week!

Two saves: Yesterday one woman came for an abortion and found out it would be a two day procedure, she left and did not come back.  Today a couple went into the clinic for almost two hours, when they came out they told the sidewalk counselors that they did not go through with the abortion.  Please pray for these women and for their babies.
God is answering our prayers and lives are being saved!  Thank you for all the time you have spent praying.  Please continue to call out to God to bring an end to abortion in Germantown.
Please join us for our Midpoint purchase cheap viagra rally this Sunday (March 11th) at 7:00pm on Wisteria for a candlelight vigil and praise and worship.

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The LIE…and The TRUTH

The Lord tells us…”ask and you shall receive”. Well, we asked for help for Susie last week, and we received it! Susie is 1 of 8 women in the past 2 weeks, who have decided NOT to go through with abortions at Carhart’s facility. So far we have received over $480 to help Susie, but it’s not too late to help. Remember, 100% of all donations designated for Susie, will go to help her and her baby. You can visit http://donate.MDCoalitionForLife.com to help!

We also shared the MD Coalition’s need for some additional administrative assistance…and we received a response for that assistance also! We’ll share more about the newest member of the MD Coalition for Life in the next newsletter!


The LIE…and The TRUTH

Just a quick reminder of the really important events coming up this weekend…

Satan uses Lies to do his best work. So this Friday night, we will expose The Lie of abortion to the youth of MD.

Friday, March 9th – The Life – Pro-Life Youth Night!!

The Cave - The LIEThe MD Coalition for Life is teaming up with The Cave to have a Pro-Life Youth Night, on March 9th from 8pm – 12midnight, in Columbia, MD. The theme of the night will be – THE LIE, and will feature music by Christcentric, Bona, and Caitlin Jane, as well as short presentations by Kelly Stauffer and Michael Martelli. The target audience of this Youth Night is High School, and College kids, so PLEASE get the word out to your Youth Groups right away! Click Here to download the PDF version of the postcard flier, and let me know right away if you want some double-sided postcards that are already printed! 

To counteract the Abortion Industry and its myriad of Lies – the Pregnancy Centers all across America spread The Truth, and the Good News. And this Saturday, the newest MD Pregnancy Center will have an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Annapolis – RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET from Planned Parenthood of Annapolis – the only abortion facility left in Anne Arundel County! Come out, and stand in The Light!

Annapolis Pregnancy ClinicSaturday, March 10th – Annapolis Pregnancy Center Open House!!

Saturday, March 10th, join us for the Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic Open House and Ribbon Cutting! The event will be from 10am-12pm, at the clinic934 West Street, Annapolis, 21401. Please go to http://www.PregnancyClinicMinistry.org/annapolis.html to register for this event right away so we know how many people will be there!

And don’t forget about the MD March for Life , on Monday evening!!

Monday, March 12th – Maryland March for Life!!

Annapolis Pregnancy ClinicThe Maryland March for Life will be held on Monday, March 12th, in Annapolis. We saw almost 400,000 people come together for the one of the largest National Marches for Life ever, and we saw over 2100 people come together to stand in remembrance of the 720 innocent lives taken by Leroy Carhart in December. Combine that with new abortion clinic regs and the first abortionists to ever be charged with murder for killing preborn children, and there is NO REASON that we shouldn’t have 3 – 4 THOUSAND people at this year’s MD March for Life. God is moving in mighty ways…and we need to SHOW UP!

Click here to see the MDCFL Video Invitation to the MD March for online store viagra Life. Pass it along, and bring your friends and family to this year’s March!


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Help Susie in Germantown Now – A Big Pro-Life Weekend in March

Videos from the Germantown 40 Days for Life Kickoff Rally are now available at http://video.MDColaitionForLife.com, but I wanted to invite you to let you know how you can make a difference in the life of ANOTHER woman who decided NOT to go through with an abortion at Carhart’s, but decided instead to give LIFE to her child! Susie changed her mind last week, and will be having her baby…but she NEEDS HELP!

BEFORE you finish reading this, I urge you to go to http://donate.MDCoalitionForLife.com, and make a donation. We have added “Susie” to the donation designation drop down, so just make sure to pick “Susie” from the list when making your donation and 100% of viagra pharmacy online your donation will go towards helping her with pre-natal and post-birth expenses.

Susie is 1 of 8 women in the past 2 weeks, who have decided NOT to go through with abortions at Carhart’s facility. That makes 30 lives saved since he arrived in Dec 2010. Praise God!!!


IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS

There are 3 events coming up in March…all within 4 days! I know it’s a lot, but you don’t want to miss any of them! Just below these events, please

Friday, March 9th – Pro-Life Youth Night!!

The Cave - The LIEThe MD Coalition for Life is teaming up with The Cave to have a Pro-Life Youth Night, on March 9th from 8pm – 12midnight, in Columbia, MD. The theme of the night will be – THE LIE, and will feature music by ChristcentricBona, and Caitlin Jane, as well as short presentations by Kelly Stauffer and Michael Martelli. The target audience of this Youth Night is High School, and College kids, so PLEASE get the word out to your Youth Groups right away! Click Here to download the PDF version of the postcard flier, and let me know right away if you want some double-sided postcards that are already printed!

Annapolis Pregnancy ClinicSaturday, March 10th – Annapolis Pregnancy Center Open House!!

Saturday, March 10th, join us for the Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic Open House and Ribbon Cutting! The event will be from 10am-12pm, at the clinic – 934 West Street, Annapolis, 21401. Please go to http://www.PregnancyClinicMinistry.org/annapolis.html to register for this event right away so we know how many people will be there!

Monday, March 12th – Maryland March for Life!!

Annapolis Pregnancy ClinicThe Maryland March for Life will be held on Monday, March 12th, in Annapolis. We saw almost 400,000 people come together for the one of the largest National Marches for Life ever, and we saw over 2100 people come together to stand in remembrance of the 720 innocent lives taken by Leroy Carhart in December. Combine that with new abortion clinic regs and the first abortionists to ever be charged with murder for killing preborn children, and there is NO REASON that we shouldn’t have 3 – 4 THOUSAND people at this year’s MD March for Life. God is moving in mighty ways…and we need to SHOW UP!

Click here to see the MDCFL Video Invitation to the MD March for Life. Pass it along, and bring your friends and family to this year’s March!


GENERAL INFO

The MDCFL has two current needs:

  1. QuickBooks 2012: Our current version of QuickBooks Pro is about to go out of support, and we need to upgrade to the latest version. If you are able to get a copy at a discount, or are willing to donate about $250 to help us purchase this software, PLEASE let me know ASAP – michael@mdcoalitionforlife.com.
  2. Administrative Support: We are in dire need of someone to help keep us straight!! 🙂 We need someone who is willing/able to help us with administrative tasks, emails, meeting coordination, and help with creating newsletter content. All of this work can be done remotely, but we need someone with good computer skills, good writing skills, and excellent organization. This will require about 5 – 10 hours of work a week, and is an unpaid/volunteer position. If this sounds like you…PLEASE let me know ASAP – michael@mdcoalitionforlife.com.

Stand Up for Religious Freedom at the White House on Thursday Feb 16 at 10:30am

Urgent:      Prayer and Public Witness
at the White House


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Join us on Thursday, February 16, at 10:30 A.M. in front
of the White House for a prayer vigil and public witness against the immoral and unjust mandates President Obama has placed on religious institutions and organizations
.

The Obama Administration has mandated Catholic institutions
cover abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization in their
health care plan to their employees.

It should never be the role of government to generic viagra usa intrude into the
affairs of the Church and coerce the faithful to engage
or cooperate in any way with immoral and unjust practices.

Join with us as we pray for the President and then some
of the leaders will kneel in prayer risking arrest as they
send a powerful message to the White House;

The faith community can never be silent or indifferent when
it comes to matters of justice, human rights and religious liberty. We want to make it clear to President Obama that Christians would rather spend time in a jail cell than be coerced into complying with an mandate that violates our religious beliefs
!”


Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church says;

“I’d go to jail rather than cave in to a government mandate
that violates what God commands us to do…Acts 5:29″


Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, adds:

“Therefore, our reaction is not only in the press, in the courts, and in the Congress.  It is, should be, and will be in the streets.  Civil disobedience must be part of the response.”

A Time to Stand

When:    Thursday, February 16, at 10:30 A.M.
Where:  The White House  1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Participates include:  Priests for Life, Students for Life, The Christian
Defense Coalition, Rock for Life, Operation Rescue and others.

For more information call:    540.538.4741   email:   revmahoney@aol.com