Showing posts with label preborn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label preborn. Show all posts

Monday, April 1, 2019

My Uncontrollable Sobbing While Watching 'Unplanned' Scared My Wife - MICHAEL BROWN

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My Uncontrollable Sobbing While Watching 'Unplanned' Scared My Wife

MICHAEL BROWN
This weekend, history was made as the Unplanned movie opened in more than 1,100 theaters across the nation. And you can expect the backlash to be intense. And I mean very intense. The foundations of the pro-abortion movement, in particular, those of Planned Parenthood, will be challenged. Evil will be exposed and hope will be exalted.
By all means, make your plans to flood the theaters this weekend, not just for your own benefit, but to help send a message to the movie industry that this movie needs to be seen. That means it needs to be widely available.
If you're not familiar with the background to Unplanned, it tells the real-life story of former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson, who is now a pro-life champion.
Earlier this week, on my radio show, I spoke with Ashley Bratcher, the Christian actor who plays Abby in the movie. She explained what it took for her to become Abby Johnson, and as you'll see, she did it with excellence.
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I was able to watch an advance release of Unplanned in the privacy of my home, but I was caught off-guard by one pivotal scene.
To be clear, I've been involved in the pro-life movement in varying degrees for many years. And I've often shared the horrifically-graphic, deeply-moving images of aborted babies.
Back in the early 1990s, the day before participating in an Operation Rescue event in Washington, DC, we had an all-day prayer meeting at my house.
During our prayer time, I passed around one of those graphic pictures—the mangled body of a late-term aborted baby. And as those present saw the picture, each began to weep. "What have we done?" cried out one of my friends.
You could say, then, that I was emotionally prepared for whatever was coming in Unplanned. Except I wasn't.
I had about 45 minutes free before going to teach a night class at our ministry school on a Tuesday night, so I told Nancy (we've been married for 43 years) that I was going to start watching the movie in my study while having my dinner salad.
You see, I thought the movie would proceed chronologically with Abby's life and so, it would be a while before any disturbing images might appear. That meant I could sit at my desk, have dinner and watch the first part of the movie.
Without giving anything away, let's just say that an important scene in the movie occurred earlier than I expected. (For those concerned about bringing children to Unplanned, first, there are far more graphic images of aborted babies found online than anything seen in the movie. Second, if your kids are old enough to have an intelligent discussion with you about abortion, they are old enough to see the movie.)
As the scene unfolded—it is something witnessed at Planned Parenthood clinics every day of the week, and it was scientifically fair and honest—I was completely overcome, sobbing uncontrollably. Yet there was nothing manipulative or contrived about the scene in the least. Just the simple reality of an abortion. And I lost it.
For the next 15 minutes, I tried to compose myself, shutting the movie off and distracting my mind (after first pouring my heart out to the Lord in prayer). Then, when I thought I was ready, I went to talk to Nancy, who hadn't heard me tell her I was about to watch Unplanned.
I managed to get out the words "I have to compose myself" before completely losing it, sobbing and unable to speak.
As you can imagine, this totally scared Nancy, who thought someone close to us had just died. (What would you think if your spouse came walking into your room and was sobbing so intensely he or she couldn't talk?)
When I finally did speak, I barely got out the words, "That movie," before explaining the rest.
Then, a few minutes later, when I shared with my students about recent, aggressive, pro-abortion developments, one of the students asked if we could stop and pray.
We did, and the class never happened, as we spent the better part of the next 2 ½ hours in prayer, often weeping and wailing for the lives of the unborn.
Honestly, I am amazed that Pure Flix was able to get Unplanned into so many theaters, knowing how hotly opposed this movie will be.
In fact, I have learned that the number rose from 900 to 1,100 theaters (at last report) due to popular, advance demand. I also heard that one theater cancelled the showing but had to reinstate it after a local outcry.
Not everyone will be affected the way I was. But I'm confident that all who see this movie with an open heart and mind will be positively and deeply impacted for the cause of life.
Make your plans to be there this weekend. Perhaps this will be a turning point in the history of the modern, pro-life movement.
It's way, way past time.
Listen to the podcast to hear an interview with Abby Johnson and 40 Days for Life's Shawn Carney.
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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Twitter censoring pro-life movie UNPLANNED - LIVE ACTION Lila Rose


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Abortion advocates and their allies in the media will stop at nothing to silence pro-life voices.
Inexplicably, Twitter suspended the official account for the new pro-life movie, Unplanned, earlier today during its opening weekend.
Fortunately, after a swift and immediate backlash, Twitter restored the movie’s account this afternoon, but that’s not the only challenge this movie has faced...
In addition to Unplanned receiving an R rating, the movie was also denied rights to music from Disney, Sony, and Universal, and was rejected for advertising on almost every TV network outside of Fox News.
Steve, it’s clear abortion advocates are desperate to kill any buzz from building for the film, because they know just how powerful this story is...
I’m not sure what you know about the movie, but it’s the true story of former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson and her pro-life conversion.
I am grateful to have had a part in the making of this movie, as I play a reporter in the film. In real life, my photo was hung up inside Abby's clinic so Planned Parenthood staff could identify me if I was undercover at their facility, and Abby and I eventually became friends later.
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With the two Abby Johnsons...real life Abby (middle) and movie Abby (Ashley Bratcher - left).
Abby was actually a “star” employee at Planned Parenthood, but that all changed after she witnessed an ultrasound-guided abortion on a baby at 13 weeks. Ever since that moment, she has been an outspoken advocate for the preborn, and has founded a ministry, And Then There Were None, to help clinic workers leave the abortion industry behind.
This is why abortion advocates want to silence this movie. If a Planned Parenthood employee could change their mind after learning the truth about abortion, then any “pro-choice” individual could too.
I hope you will make time this weekend to go see Unplanned - as its success on the opening weekend will determine if theaters continue to show it.
Make sure you take your family, friends, neighbors, but most importantly, if you are able to convince them, take someone who is “pro-choice” to see the film!
Even the most hardened pro-abortion individuals can change their minds, they just need to have their eyes opened. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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For life,
Lila Rose
President & Founder 
Live Action
Live Action  2200 Wilson Blvd.  Suite 102 PMB 111,  Arlington,  VA  22201 

Friday, June 30, 2017

A beautiful rose in our front yard. Even the tiny ones are loved and cherished by the Lord. Blossomed and "unblossomed" - yet in the womb.

              

A beautiful rose in our front yard. 
Even the tiny ones are loved and cherished by the Lord.

 

  Blossomed and "unblossomed" - yet in the womb.


(Above photos by Steve Martin, Love For His People, June 30, 2017)


Love For His People, Inc. support the unborn and preborn. All are precious in His sight.

Please give monthly as we do to support Lila Rose and Live Action. They are doing a tremendous work is saving lives - babies and mothers - from the abortion mill of Planned Parenthood.


With our love for all,


Steve and Laurie Martin

Founders
Love For His People, Inc.
P. O. Box 414
Pineville, NC 28134







Friday, June 23, 2017

Do you know my story? - Lila Rose (President and Founder of Live Action)

Dear Friend,

I’m not sure you know this, but when I was 9 years old, I had my first encounter with abortion.

I had been looking for something to read in my parent's house, and I pulled a book off a shelf and opened it in the middle. What I saw deeply grieved me.

There was a baby, perhaps 10 weeks old, with newly formed arms and legs and a little face - but he had been torn apart by a first trimester suction abortion.

I soon learned that the lives of precious little babies were taken every day, over 1 million every year. I learned that this barbaric practice was sanctioned and protected by the law, and that all over the country, and within 10 miles of my childhood home, there was a Planned Parenthood abortion facility open for business. 

The more I learned about abortion, I had the growing sense that, while I was alive and healthy and safe, millions of children were dead and were continuing to die every day, and I wanted to do something about it.

At 15, I was working with a group of friends, and we began to educate people through my local community, focused on conveying the brutality and inhumanity of abortion and the humanity of the preborn child. There had been so many lies told and believed about life and abortion. I felt certain that if people were able to have an encounter with the beauty of life and the inhumanity of abortion, that minds and hearts would be changed. 

This was really the start of Live Action. And after this start almost ten years ago, we are seeing proof of just that.

Since those early days, Live Action has built the largest social media following in the pro-life movement. These powerful media platforms have allowed us to share more pro-life content with more Americans than ever before in the history of the pro-life movement.

Live Action became the first organization to use former abortionists and medical animation to explain the four most prevalent abortion procedures through our “Abortion Procedures” campaign, exposing the horror of the violence inflicted upon preborn children.

Since the launch of “Abortion Procedures,” the campaign has been viewed over 80 MILLION times, and we directly know of at least seven lives that have been saved after expectant moms watched these short videos!

But friend, Live Action’s story is still being written and our impact is only just beginning…

During this incredibly important time in the fight for life, we must do everything we can to change more hearts and minds against abortion.

I want to personally ask if you would consider helping us reach as many Americans as possible in these next few months with the truth about abortion through a gift to Live Action. When you make a gift of $50 or more to Live Action today, you will not only help us change our culture for life, but you will help us reach our critical $40,000 goal by June 30!

You can make your tax-deductible gift here: https://www.liveaction.org/support/culture-of-life/

Our education campaigns have decisively shown how hearts and minds can change on abortion – we just need to ensure we can get our content in front of people and you can make that happen.

Right now, we have an opportunity like never before to build a lasting culture of life and secure critical protections for the most vulnerable – the preborn.

My friend, can I count on you?

I appreciate you standing with us and giving to help us meet our goal by June 30.

For life, 

-Lila

Lila Rose
President and Founder
Live Action




About Live Action President Lila Rose
Lila Rose is the founder and president of Live Action, a human rights organization dedicated to ending abortion and inspiring a culture that respects and protects life.  Lila founded Live Action when she was 15 years old.
Live Action is a nonprofit working to spread the truth about abortion and counter the deliberate misinformation campaign of the multi-billion dollar abortion industry and lobby.  The organization changes hearts and minds about abortion and promotes respect for human dignity through national media campaigns, investigative reporting, and targeted youth education programs.
Since Lila’s first undercover investigation in 2007, Live Action has grown to become one of the leading national pro-life organizations in America.  It conducts never-before-seen, hard-hitting undercover investigations of the abortion industry that garner national headlines; it publishes one of the most widely read and often-cited pro-life news sites, Live Action News; and it hosts the largest social media platform in the pro-life movement — one that reaches millions of people each month with compelling pro-life content.
Lila leads national undercover investigations of the abortion industry, exposing sex-selection abortion, the cover-up of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, medical misinformation, infanticide, racism, and other lawbreaking and abuses.
Lila’s media appearances include CNN, ABC’s Nightline, Fox News’ The FactorThe Sean Hannity ShowDr. Drew, and many other national television and radio programs. Her work has been featured on most major news outlets, including CBS, ABC, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. Lila has also written for USA TodayFirst ThingsBreitbartPolitico, and others.
Lila has been named among Red Alert’s “30 under 30,” National Journal’s “25 Most Influential Washington Women Under 35,” and Christianity Today’s “33 under Thirty-Three.” She serves on the board of the Queen of Angels Charitable Trust Foundation. She is also an international public speaker on family and culture issues.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Watch this video from Dr. Levatino sharing why abortion is never medically necessary - LIVE ACTION


Following Wednesday night's presidential debate, the country is talking about abortion. Tragically, some people are getting a lot wrong. Let's set the record straight.

To counter the abortion industry's lies, we put a video out today by former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino, unmasking the truth about abortion to share what it really does to a child in the womb — in each of the three trimesters. As we have seen throughout this campaign, when we expose the horror that is abortion, hearts and minds change. 
Every day, nearly 3,000 preborn children are violently dismembered limb from torso, poisoned, or suctioned to death in the womb. These vulnerable children, invisible to much of the world, cannot cry out for help or defend their lives.

We must counter the abortion industry's false rhetoric, and this video is a powerful tool to put an end to the lies of the abortion lobby. Already, thousands of people have shared this video to push back against the lies.

The brutal, barbaric killing of children must end. Share this video on Facebook and Youtube, and visit AbortionProcedures.com for more information, like this video from Dr. Levatino sharing why abortion is never medically necessary.

Watch here: Live Action video

In the fight for life,
Lila Rose


 Lila Rose
 President
 Live Action

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