Keep Praying in Germantown – It's Working! 4 More Saves (59 Total)!

Update from Germantown on Tuesday, July 10th. Carhart did NOT arrive on Sunday as usual – it seems late-term abortions are still way down!

Two women and one man arrived first thing this morning.  SWC (sidewalk counselors) were able to talk with them before going in as well as with the man as he was going in and out of the office.  The man drove off.  When the women came out they again talked with the SWC and indicated they did not abort.   Let’s pray that they don’t return and if there are problems with the baby or mother’s health they will get advice from a doctor who could help them.

“A” and “Y” are a couple from DC.  The did go into Carhart’s office.  The SWC were able to talk with the man.  They left the office and said they were not going to abort.  Pray they will seek help closer to their home and remain strong in their decision.

“J” is a student who did not think she could take care of a baby.  She talked with SWC, then she went into Carhart’s.  A short time later she left and said she was not going to abort.  She had talked with SGPC yesterday and left with more information today.  Pray she will contact SGPC again and get help so she will not consider abortion again.   She was given information about the couple that wants to adopt, pray she will consider this option.

“C” is a single women who went into Carhart’s and found out she could not take RU 486.  She came out and talked with the SWC and said inside was “scary and the staff was not very nice”.  Her boyfriend wants to keep the baby.  She was also given the information about the couple that would like to adopt.   Pray that she talks more with the baby’s father and considers adoptions as an alternative.

So much to pray for today- Prayers of praise for the lives spared today and prayers of intervention for the women who decided not to abort buy generic viagra without prescription and the women who did abort.


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55 Lives Saved in Germantown – and Clinic Regs Coming This Month

Lives Being Saved in Germantown at a Greater Rate

The past three weeks Carhart has had little to no business –Praise be to God!  Last week the office was closed!  The week of June 25, a mother had a change of heart; also, only ONE abortion was performed that week!

Monday, June 18, a mother chose life for her baby and went to a pregnancy center; in addition, Carhart had a very low number of abortions that week.  This is very encouraging to witness!

This brings the total number of lives saved in Germantown to 55!


After 20 Years, Maryland to Issue Abortion Clinic Regulations

Thanks to you, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) on June 22 announced that after 20 years it would finally institute regulations on abortion clinics. This action closes the loophole that allowed surgical canadian viagra abortion facilities to be regulated simply as doctor offices that perform routine care, instead of clinics performing invasive surgery.

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Unified Prayer to Kick Out Carhart

Do you believe in Miracles?

JesusDo you REALLY believe the words of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, in Mark 11:22-24?

Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

For years, faithful Pro-Lifers from many local churches and various Pro-Life groups stood vigil and prayed outside of Gynecare, Romeo Ferrer’s abortion facility in Severna Park. Just over 21 months ago (on Sunday, September 5th, 2010), we were praying Psalm 51 right outside of Gynecare since the office was not open for business on Sunday. We felt the call of the Lord, and were left Gynecare to go and pray Psalm 51 in our car across the street from Ferrer’s house in Annapolis; we prayed for our own forgiveness, for forgiveness for all of the abortions in our state and country, and specifically for the repentance and forgiveness of Romeo Ferrer.

Gynecare ClosedDuring that prayer, we felt the Holy Spirit prompt us to pray an even more specific and BOLD prayer, we prayed that Ferrer would cease doing abortions on – Tuesday (September 7).

On Wednesday, September 8th, The Maryland Board of Physicians summarily suspended Ferrer’s medical license. Instead of contest the Board’s findings of negligence, which resulted in the death of a woman during an abortion, he permanently surrended his Medical license. Every state in the country was notified by the Board…thus ending his career as an abortionist forever! And his Gynecare facility never performed another abortion after that day – September 7th!

God WANTS us to pray to Him – He WANTS to answer prayers!

He WANTS to close abortion facilities – He WANTS to save babies!

So much effort was put forth and God saw ALL of those good works and heard the millions of prayers that were poured out in front of Gynecare, and from across the area, for decades. And God also calls us to pray BOLD prayers, and He wants us to surrender to Him so that His “will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

It makes sense, doesn’t it? If we align our will with God’s will, He will answer our prayers…

no matter how BOLD and UNBELIEVABLE!

Still Small voiceI believe in miracles, and I believe that the Holy Spirit is alive and active today, and speaks to those who seek God and listen for His “still, small voice“.

There are many exciting and unexplainable happenings in Germantown right now – all aligning and coming together as you read this, all suggesting that August is going to be a turning point in battle to rid Maryland of Leroy Carhart…too many things to call it “coincidence“. The Holy Spirit is moving in Germantown, and we ALL need to come together and cry out to God to make August the LAST month that Leroy Carhart ever performs abortions in Maryland!

Psalm 51 promises to again be an integral component of this UNITED prayer effort. So we are calling on people from all across Maryland (and even the US) to come together in prayer. We are asking that Christians EVERYWHERE join together in the reading and praying of Psalm 51 – to ask forgiveness for our own sins, for the 54 Million lives that have been taken by legal abortion across American since 1973, as well as for the repentance and forgiveness of Leroy Carhart…and an end to his reign of killing innocent babies in Maryland.

There are also some key opportunities to physically come together and pray. Every Sunday afternoon, different churches from Montgomery County are gathering on Wisteria in front of the Office Park where Carhart’s office is, and praying together from 3-5pm. The list below shows which churches are gathering on which days:Join the Vigil

July 8th – Shady Grove Presbyterian

July 15th – Poolesville Baptist

July 22nd – Derwood Bible

July 29th – Immanuel’s’ Church

Aug. 12th – Neelsville Presbyterian

Aug. 19th – Poolesville Baptist

Of course you know about the Monday morning prayer vigils – PrayForGermantown.com – which happen every single Monday morning from 8-10am, so we encourage you all to come out on Monday morning. And on Monday, July 30th, there will be a special prayer gathering and prayer for the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe. If you are not familiar with the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe, I urge you to come out and hear this truly amazing and miraculous story of repentance, forgiveness, and an end to child sacrifice from centuries ago in Mexico.

And on Sunday, cialis cheap August 26th, we will ALL gather together again in Germanton, and remember the Summer of Mercy 2.0 from last August, and also remember the hundreds of lives lost at Carhart’s hands since he arrived in December 2010. We are planning a few exciting presentations, some from folks that you haven’t heard speak before, so put this one on your calendar now!

Much more information will be coming out shortly about all of these events, as well as the State-wide 40 Days for Life Kickoff Rally on September 22nd – there will be 3 locations conveniently located across the state, and we will join together for the first hour of event LIVE via a streaming webcast!

So, WILL YOU JOIN US?
Will you pray Psalm 51

for forgiveness, and for the end of Carhart’s Reign of Terror in Maryland?

This is no time to sit back and celebrate. It is time for us to ALL grab hold of the TANGIBLE Will of God. Please make Psalm 51 part of your normal prayer routine over the next 2 months. Keep Carhart in your prayers, and pray that he stops killing babies in Maryland this August.

God's WillPlease share this message with friends, family, anyone who can join us in this Unified prayer effort. Consider getting together to pray, especially outside of Carhart’s facility on Sundays, Mondays, or anytime! Consider asking your church leaders to offer a special mass or prayer service focused on forgiveness and the closing of Carhart’s facility THIS AUGUST!

Maybe start a Pray for Carhart Facebook group, or Tweet a passage from Psalm 51 every day –

Use Your Imagination, but Get The Word Out!!

Let’s raise a MILLION voices to the heavens and proclaim this victory – even before it happens – Let’s cry out to God for His will to be “done on Earth as it is in Heaven“!

 


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Embryonic Stem Cell Facilty to be Shut Down by Years End.

The University of Massachuttes announced today that it’s facilities dedicated to Embryonic Stem Cell development will be closed by the end of the year due to lack of funding.

According to the Boston Globe: “That decision in 2008 was seen then as a bold statement of support for research on human embryonic stem cells during a time when federal funding for work on the controversial cells was restricted. But advances in technology and changes to federal policies rapidly cheap cialis online made the bank obsolete, state officials said.”

One of the advances rendering the University of Massachuttes obsolete is the work done in iPS where the adult cells are turned into stem cells. These stem cells  have already converted into bone and other tissues.  There’s no moral dilemma, the science is already decades ahead of embryonic stem cell work, the tissues produced have already been quite successful and there is no rejection of your own tissue.


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Prominent Scientist in iPS research receives Millennium Technology Award.

Prominent Scientist in iPS research receives Millennium Technology Award.

Dr. Yamanaka Has Been Recognized For Turning Adult Skin Cells into Cells That Act Like Embryonic Skin Cells.

 

Credit: Chris Goodfellow Gladstone Institute
 

Dr. Yamanaka was named oe of two Grand Prize winners  by the President of the Republic of Finand for his discovery of a way to turn adult skin cells into cells that act like embryonic stem cells. This discovery has since altered the fields of cell biology and stem cell research, offering new hope for the future of both personalized and regenerative medicine. Drs. Yamanaka and Torvalds will share 1.2 million Dollars.

According to a press release from the Gladstone Institute (affiliated with the University of San Francisco,) six years ago, Dr. Yamanaka discovered that altering the genes of adult skin cells in mice allowed him to induce the cells into becoming like embryonic stem cells. He called them induced pluripotent order generic viagra stem cells, or iPS cells. In 2007, he announced that he had done the same with human adult skin cells.

“Scientists all over the world are using Dr. Yamanaka’s method to create stem cells and making great strides in research,” said Dr. Ainomaija Haarla, president of Technology Academy Finland. “His achievement has had a great impact on research in medicine and biotechnology as pluripotent stem cells are already being used for medical drug testing and the growth of implant tissues. Dr. Yamanaka is unquestionably the father of this innovation.”

Many see iPS cell technology as an entirely new platform for fundamental studies of human disease. Rather than using disease models made in yeast, flies or mice for research, iPS technology lets scientists create human stem cells from the skin cells of patients with a specific disease. As a result, the iPS cells contain a complete set of the genes that resulted in that disease—representing the potential of a far-superior human model for studying disease development, new drugs and treatments. In the future, iPS cells could be used to test both drug safety and efficacy for an individual patient.

“I am both honored to receive this prestigious award and humbled to be in the company of such great innovators,” said Dr. Yamanaka, who is also a professor of anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), with which Gladstone is affiliated. “The 21st century holds much promise to fight such devastating conditions as heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease—but as researchers and physicians we must continue to innovate new solutions that will help improve the lives of millions worldwide affected by these and many other diseases.”

Dr. Yamanaka has received numerous honors recognizing the importance of his iPS discovery, including the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, the Shaw Prize and the Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology. In April 2012, Dr. Yamanaka was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, garnering one of the highest honors available for U.S. scientists and engineers.

As the world’s largest technology award, the prize celebrates innovations that have a favorable impact on quality of life and well being.

 


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Why Embryonic Stem Cells Are Not Necessary

Dr. Prentice, Senior Fellow for Life Sciences

at the Family Research Council

Explains Why Embryonic Stem Cells Are Not Necessary

Still confused by the stem cell debate? Don’t feel alone. Medical professionals and the public alike still have many questions about the different types, or sources, of stem cells as well as their potential and actual effectiveness for clinical treatments.

Embryonic stem cells continue to receive the majority of news coverage, yet remain the least likely stem cell to help patients. In fact, even the embryonic stem cell advocates are beginning to admit failure. The California Company, Geron, f

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irst to receive approval to inject embryonic stem cells into a few patients, gave up on their trial and shut down all of their embryonic stem cell research. After a year, none of the patients showed improvements, though they will need to be monitored for many years to come for potential tumor formation. Even celebrity stem cell promoter Michael J. Fox recently admitted that “[embryonic] stem cells” were unlikely to help any patients any time soon. Given that embryonic stem cells are ethically tainted, requiring the destruction of young human life or even creating a new human life via cloning (somatic cell nuclear transfer) specifically for destruction, it’s heartening that many are seeing the many problems associated with this type of stem cell.

Adult stem cells remain the only type of stem cell used successfully to treat human patients. They are the one price of viagra and only gold standard for clinical treatments with stem cells. Adult stem cells have many advantages. They can be isolated from numerous tissues, including bone marrow, muscle, fat, and umbilical cord blood, just to name a few. And isolating the adult stem cells from tissues of a patient or a healthy donor does not require harming or destroying the donor, giving adult stem cells a decided ethical advantage over embryonic stem cells. Adult stem cells also have a proven track record for success at saving lives and improving health on a daily basis. Over 50,000 people around the globe are treated each year with adult stem cells. The diseases and conditions successfully treated by adult stem cells, as shown by published scientific evidence, continue to expand, with published success for numerous cancers, spinal cord injury, heart damage, multiple sclerosis, sickle cell anemia, and many others.

Here are a few samples of adult stem cell advances in the last year.

* Heart damage.

* Muscle repair.

* New windpipes.

* Grow your own transfusion.

If you’d like to see a few more samples of the tremendous success of adult stem cells, see the videos at http://www.stemcellresearchfacts.org

 


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Preserve Religious Freedom

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Republicans and religious organizations fighting President Obama’s new birth-control-coverage rule have taken the battle to the courts.

Eight lawsuits have been filed in federal district courts across the country challenging the constitutionality of the rule requiring most* employers, even church-affiliated organizations for whom there are deeply held religious objections to covering birth control in workers’ health plans with no out-of-pocket charges. Churches are not included in this mandate.

The matter will ultimately be decided by the nation’s highest court. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) pointed in the direction of the Supreme Court as he declared: “This issue is not over. . . . These faith-based institutions will not be willing to change their character. . . . And so this is a debate that might be settled at that building across the street.”

In the meantime, though, the plaintiffs will argue, among other claims, that the rule, which takes effect Aug. 1, interferes with their First Amendment right to free exercise of religion by effectively compelling them to provide a form of coverage that conflicts with their beliefs.To win that argument, they will need to clear a major legal hurdle: A landmark 1990 decision in a case called Employment Division v. Smith, in which the Supreme Court found that if a law is “neutral and generally applicable” — meaning that it is not specifically targeted against any religious group — individuals must comply with it even when doing so imposes a burden on their free exercise of religion.Writing for the majority in that case, Justice Antonin Scalia — a conservative justice known for his strong identification with the Catholic Church — found that to allow otherwise “would be courting anarchy” by making “the professed doctrines of religious belief superior to the law of the land and in effect to permit every citizen to become a law unto himself.”

The plaintiffs in the suits now pending over the federal rule contend it is different because it offers exemptions to all sorts of other groups — including small employers and “grandfathered” health plans that were in existence before the health-care law was adopted.  “This indicates that the law is not generally applicable,” said Hannah Smith, senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a public-interest law firm that is representing employers in four of the legal challenges.

In addition to their constitutional challenges, the plaintiffs will try to convince judges that the federal rule violates a 1993 law adopted by Congress in response to the Supreme Court’s Smith decision.  The Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed into law by President Bill Clinton, essentially replaces the “neutral and generally applicable” standard set by Smith with one that is far more stringent. It states that even a generally applicable federal law cannot “substantially burden” a person’s exercise of religion unless the law furthers a “compelling government interest” and does so by the order viagra “least restrictive means.”


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Stand Up for Religious Freedom, Nationwide

Rally Locations and Info

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The Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society are pleased to announce that the next Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally will take place on Friday, June 8, in cities and towns across the United States.

The June 8 Stand Up Rally builds on the tremendous momentum created by the first buy viagra 25mg Stand Up Rally on March 23.

On that day, over 63,000 Americans came out in 145 cities coast to coast pushed back against the new mandate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that requires all employers provide free contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs through their health plans, even in violation of their consciences.

Now the fight continues with the next Stand Up Rally on Friday, June 8.

Right now the entire Obamacare law, with its oppressive mandates and abortion loopholes, is under review by the United States Supreme Court. A ruling is coming at the end of June.

If the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare, the June 8 Rally sets the agenda for future health care reform, demanding respect for religious liberty and freedom of conscience.

But if the Court leaves Obamacare intact, the June 8 Rally advances our demand that the HHS Mandate must go.

Come out on June 8, 2012—the 223rd anniversary of the day our Founding Father James Madison introduced the Bill of Rights, with its guarantee of religious freedom, to the First Congress—and stand up for religious freedom!

The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom was a peaceful, family-friendly, non-partisan, ecumenical event. For more information, please see the Rally Guidelines and Protocols,.

Update:  The rally was very successful and thanks to Missy Rielly Smith, there are photos to Share.

Credit: Missy Rielly Smith
Credit: Missy Rielly Smith

 

Sen. Trent of Arizone, Credit: Missy Rielly Smith

 

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Steven King Credit: Missy Rielly Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Dornan, CA Credit: Missy Rielly Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

Father Jose Hoyos, Credit: Missy Rielly Smith

 


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Lille Rose Credit: Missy Rielly Smith

A Successful Leaders' Luncheon

What a fantastic event on Wednesday, May 30th, at noon at Annapolis EP Church. There were 58 participants, and 19 churches were represented.

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Here’s a snapshot of what was discussed, and handed out to all participants:

Church Leaders – “S-tablish a Culture of Life”

  1. 1.     SPEAK:  from the pulpit – Speak the Truth in Love about Abortion
  2. 2.     SUPPORT: Pro-Life Ministry from your church – Respect Life or Other
  3. 3.     SITE: Lead by example, generic viagra price come and pray at site – regular leadership presence

Pro-Life  Leaders – “G-row the Culture of Life”

  1. 1.     GROW: Form and grow  Pro-Life participation from within Your church
  2. 2.     GATHER: Meet regularly, hold events, promote often, stay “current”
  3. 3.     GO: Go to Vigil Site to Pray, Support Pregnancy Center, 40 Days for Life

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Making Abortion Unthinkable

Have you ever had opportunities pass you by when you could have made a difference if you had just known how to reach the abortion minded person – a relative, stranger, or friend?

Well, then, this is for you!

Through Pro-life Apologetics Training (Pro-life 101) using part of the “Making Abortion Unthinkable” DVD series from Stand to Reason, attendees will receive a comprehensive and practical guide to presenting the facts about abortion and why it should be outlawed in a peaceful, charitable, rational and intelligent generic cialis online way. It will show how to answer common objections in a respectful way, in order to convince pro-choice people that abortion is wrong.

Saturday, June 16th, from 9am to 3:30pm                                                                St. Mark’s Church, Coakley Room, 30 Melvin Avenue, Catonsville 21228         $15 fee for the training binder & lunch.  Payment can be made by credit card (call RSVP # or fill out and return bottom of attached form) or check.

Appropriate for all adults and mature high school juniors and seniors.

See the event calender for more infomation.  Please RSVP by Monday, June 11th to johanna.coughlin@archbalt.org or (410) 707-9842.

 


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