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There is a growing awareness of the personhood and dignity of the unborn, and the devastating effects, both physical and emotional, on women who are victimized as well.
Today, our state of Maryland is in need of our prayers and hard work to inform and inspire it's population to join the rising tide of pro-life momentum across the nation.
We have a big job ahead of us.
There are many ways that we can work to engage the culture in our area.
Voter awareness campaigns, writing to our state legislators, and becoming as informed as possible on the issues so that we can inform others.
There are many ways, but there is not much time.
Every day our children are lost to the current pro-abortion legislation in our state.
It is about to get worse, because it can.
Maryland is now in the sights of a late-term abortionist, due to it's lax abortion laws.
According to Maryland Right To Life :
Notorious late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, banished from Nebraska when the state adopted a landmark ban on abortion after 20 weeks because of the extreme pain experienced by unborn babies, now seeks to open an abortion facility in Maryland.
Nebraska passed the law in response to the overwhelming number of studies confirming that unborn children as young as 20 weeks can feel pain. The science has expanded dramatically over the last two decades, and now shows that unborn children are likely to feel even more intense pain than do their newborn counterparts. The Nebraska bill took effect on October 15, 2010.
Maryland has one of the most permissive abortion laws in the nation. It has never banned partial-birth abortion and is one of just 16 states to have no meaningful parental involvement statute for minors seeking abortions. Maryland is one of only five states that voluntarily pays for elective abortions with state Medicaid funds, one of just four states that does not collect any data on abortions, and the only state in the country to give civil immunity to abortionists who fail to obtain proper informed consent.
Maryland’s lack of protective regulations concerning abortion was highlighted recently when several examples of substandard medical practices came to light.
A Severna Park abortionist, Romeo Ferrer, lost his medical license in September after it was determined that he negligently failed to monitor a patient who died during an abortion in 2006 after Ferrer administered an overdose of a narcotic drug. Ferrer may also face criminal charges in connection with the death.
The Maryland Board of Physicians also censured three abortionists for transporting patients across state lines to Elkton, Md., in order to skirt New Jersey’s protective medical regulations on abortions performed after 14 weeks. Abortionist Stephen Brigham was found to be performing abortions without a medical license and two other abortion providers had their licenses suspended for numerous ethics violations, which included transporting a critically injured woman to a local hospital in a private vehicle rather than calling an ambulance. The woman was flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital where she required emergency surgery to save her life.
Law enforcement officials investigating the Elkton facility found a freezer containing the bodies of 35 victims of late-term abortion, some as old as 36 weeks gestation.
“We commend Nebraska for taking a stand against late-term abortion, which endangers women’s health and causes unborn babies unimaginable pain,” said Angela Martin, executive director of Maryland Right to Life. “By failing to hold abortion facilities and providers to even minimum standards of medical care, Maryland has become a haven for purveyors of this grisly and inhuman procedure.”
Yes, the tide is turning across America, and we in Maryland can be a part of that change.
Let's join the fight in our state to say "No, you can't."
Sunday, November 14, 2010
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Thursday, November 4, 2010
This event was just so neat. What an amazing place to sing!
From Creative Minority Report:
Just this past weekend, shoppers at the the Macy's in Philadelphia (the old Wanamaker building) were surprised when over 600 choristers who were there mingling with regular shoppers suddenly burst into Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. It's pretty awesome.
The Opera Company of Philadelphia was instrumental in bringing it together to perform one of the Knight Foundation's "1000 Random Acts of Culture" which they'll be doing over the next three years across the country. Accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ - the world's largest pipe organ - the singers burst into song at exactly noon.