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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

From Dean's close friend, Anne:

I have an urgent prayer request also.Lynne ( her daughter) has been taking care of a child, Mallory, who has had 5 open heart surgeries in the past. She is very sick now. Please pray for healing for Mallory and comfort for her mother and for Lynne, who has become very attached to the girl.

Love, Anne

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Make the Best Choice

A prayer request from Joan:

“Please keep Brooke in prayer. She just called for an abortion at four months. She listened intently.

Brooke was at the abortion mill at 700 N. Broad Street. She is just a few weeks past the time they allow for abortion.
Brooke said she already saw her ultrasound but has two young children and is only 18 years old.

I shared Christ with her that God is pro choice he says choose life and His blessing or choose Death and His curse. This not only applies to her choice.

The choice she makes affects her two children as well.”

Thursday, March 22, 2007

"You love them in the womb but once they get here, it's a different story"

"You love them in the womb but once they get here, it's a different story," said Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, a Democrat and a social worker.

"You're sitting here passing judgment?
Who gave you the right?"

Rep. Cobb-Hunter was referring to a measure in the South Carolina Legislature requiring women seeking abortions to first review ultrasound images of their unborn children.


The Scriptures have a great deal to say about our responsibility to 'the least of these' ...

Abortion is a Biblical issue that demands your response!

  1. LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION:
    1. Personhood in the womb
      1. Genesis 4:1,17
      2. Deuteronomy 32:18
      3. Psalm 51:5-6
      4. Psalm 119:73
      5. Psalm 139:13-16
      6. 2 Samuel 11:5
      7. Hosea 9:11
      8. Matthew 1:18
      9. Luke 1:15, 31, 41,43-44
      10. Galatians 1:15
    2. Death in the womb
      1. Job 10:18
      2. Jeremiah 1:5
      3. Jeremiah 20:17

      For Further Study

        God forms life: Psalm 119:73; Psalm 127:3; Psalm 139:13-16. God knows man intimately: Job 10; Psalm 139; Isaiah 49:1,5

      Related Scripture

        Genesis 4:1,17; 21:2; 29:32-35; 30:5, 19, 23; 38:3-4

      Penalty for death of the pre born

        Exodus 21:22-23 (compare with Exodus 20:13 and Genesis 9:6)


      THEREFORE...

  2. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS:
    1. Birth Defects:
      1. Exodus 4:10-11
      2. Leviticus 19:14
      3. 1 Samuel 16:7
      4. Psalm 94:9
      5. John 9:2,3
    2. Rape:
      1. Deuteronomy 22:22-27
      2. Isaiah 13:16
      3. 2 Samuel 13:6-29,32,33
    3. Incest:
      1. Genesis 19:30-38
      2. Genesis 38 (see Perez in Ruth 4:18-22, Matthew 1:3, and Luke 3:33)
      3. Genesis 50:20
    4. Save life of the mother
      1. Exodus 21:22-23
    5. Evidence of Church History
      1. Leviticus 20:2-5: Human sacrifice MUST ALWAYS be condemned.
      2. Basil the Great: "A woman who deliberately destroys a fetus is answerable for death."
      3. Athenagoras of Athens: "All who use abortificients are homicides and will account to God for their abortions as for their killing of men."
      4. Chrysostom called abortion "something even worse than murder."
      5. The didache: (earliest Christian writing) "You shall not slay a child by abortion."
      6. The Synod of Elvira passed a ruling that anyone who had an abortion or helped someone have one would be excommunicated until he or she were on their deathbed.
      7. John Calvin: "The fetus carried in the mother's womb is already a man; it is quite unnatural that a life be destroyed of one who has not yet seen it's enjoyment."
      8. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian during World War II, said, "A great many different motives may lead to an action of this kind (i.e. thinking about and obtaining an abortion), but they cannot in any way alter the fact of murder."
  3. THE GREAT DECEPTION OF THE CHURCH TODAY
    1. A spirit of desensitization:
      1. Genesis 13:1-13
      2. Genesis 19, the testimony of Lot
      3. Today's impersonal terms:
        • Fetus
        • Product of conception
        • Uterine contents
        • TOP
        • Reproductive freedom
        • Choice
    2. A spirit of intolerance:
      1. "He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord." - Proverbs 17:15
      2. Also see: Matthew 25:40; John 4:15-18, 27,39,42; John 8:1-11; Acts 5:40-41; Acts 9:1
    3. A spirit of tolerance:
      1. Leviticus 20:2-5
      2. Deuteronomy 21:7
      3. 2 Kings 24:3-4
      4. Psalm 106:34-40
      5. Proverbs 8:36b
      6. Amos 1:13
      7. Revelation 2:20
      8. Revelation 9:21
      9. Proverbs 14:34
    4. A spirit of accommodation:
      1. Matthew 24:12
      2. 2 Timothy 3:1-5
      3. Theologian Francis Schaeffer: "The evangelical accommodation to the world of our age represents the removal of the last barrier against the breakdown of our culture. If our reflex action is always accommodation, regardless of the centrality of the truth, there is something wrong. Here is the great evangelical disaster -- the failure of the evangelical world to stand for truth as truth. There is only one word for this -- namely, accommodation. The evangelical church has accommodated to the world spirit of the age."
        1. Condoning 'exceptions', when there are none biblically
        2. Being "personally opposed" (Deuteronomy 30:19, Proverbs 21:13 - compare the mockery of Pilate in Matthew 27:24 with Deuteronomy 21:6)


    WHAT, THEN, SHOULD BE OUR RESPONSE?

  4. GOD'S SELECTION OF US TO INTERCEDE
    1. Selected to rescue weak and needy: Psalm 82:4
    2. Selected to speak out: Psalm 15:1,4
    3. Selected to rescue and defend:
      "Rescue those unjustly sentenced to death; don't stand back and let them die. Don't try to disclaim responsibility by saying you didn't know about it. For God, who knows all hearts, knows yours, and He knows you knew! And He will reward everyone according to his deeds." (Proverbs 24:11-12, Living Bible)
    4. Urged to repent, learn to do good, seek justice, reprove, defend: Isaiah 1:10-17
    5. If we amend our ways and practice justice, then blessing comes: Jeremiah 7:5-7
    6. Selected to do justice: Micah 6:8, Also: Psalm 41:1; Matthew 18:10, Matthew 23:23; Luke 18:15-16; James 1:27
      Proverbs 21:13 - "He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be answered."
For information about Gateway's ultrasound ministry see:
gateway.org/sonogramministry.htm

Friday, March 16, 2007



Please pray for Adu in St. Thomas.

He has taken ill. He is the father of

Pastor Holly Rawlins of Higher

Dimesion Ministries International,

in Newark.

Monday, March 12, 2007

May we encourage YOU to attend?

National Day of Prayer 2007 –Observance for Union County

Theme

“America Unite in Prayer”

2 Chronicles 7:14

March 31st, 2007

Union County National Day of Prayer Observance


Host church: Evangel Baptist Church

Countywide Observance for NDP

242 Shunpike Rd

Springfield, NJ


Time: 11: 00AM to 1:30PM

(Time of prayer, refreshment’s and fellowship)

RSVP: Dorothy Booker, 973 379-3130 (please leave a message)

djbook@verizon.net

Focus: Unite In Prayer for Union County Leader’s

The 56th Annual National Day of Prayer will take place Thursday, May 3, 2007. The theme for this year is "America, Unite in Prayer" and is based on the verse from II Chronicles 7:14 which states: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." NIV

Information from state coordinator and director, Pat Wenzel

Please pray and seek God for how he might use you to bring together His body in your community for a time of united prayer on May 3rd, 2007. The national website (www.ndptf.org) offers many helps. Please list your event on the website there were 6 million hits last year in April. Our state site (www.praynj.org) receives hundreds of hits a day and over a thousand the week of NDP. However you must register as a coordinator to truly list your event. There are downloads for coordinators and resources for purchases. The representatives listed on the state site are current to the end of 2007. Please continue to check for updates.

State Observance, May 2nd, 2007

Time: 6 to 9PM Theme: From many Nations one People

Dr. Chuck Pierce

State House

Assembly Chambers

Trenton, NJ

email: patricia@praynj.org

1-888- 657-7293


Friday, March 9, 2007


'God has answered your prayers ' -
a note from Bill Calvin

"Friends,

Joshua and his parents and sisters and I thank you all for your prayers.

Although he is still in the hospital -- he is improving.

He's no longer on oxygen or in ICU.

May God bless each of you and your families.


In Christ,

Bill Calvin and the Kaufman family

"Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning." Psalm 30:5b"

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Joshua Andrew Kaufman
age six weeks needs your prayers
!

Joshua’s parents are Abby and Darren. Joshua’s grandfather is longtime pro-lifer and friend, Bill Calvin (photo left).

The Kaufman’s have four other children Emma Leigh (age 4), Susannah (age 9), Heather (age 6) and Megan (age 16).







COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A woman who went into a vegetative state more than six years ago awoke this week for three days and spoke with her family and a local television station before slipping back.

"I'm fine," Christa Lilly told her mother on Sunday — her first words in eight months. She has awakened four other times for briefer periods since suffering a heart attack and stroke in November of 2000.

"I think it's wonderful. It makes me so happy," Lilly told television station KKTV-TV. She also got to see youngest daughter, Chelcey, now 12 years old, and three grandchildren.

Before her relapse on Wednesday, Lilly told the station her biggest frustration was learning how to talk again.

After years of being fed from a tube, eating was no problem. "I've been eating cake," she said.

Her neurologist, Dr. Randall Bjork, said he couldn't explain how or why she awoke.

"I'm just not able to explain this on the basis of what we know about persistent vegetative states," he said.

A vegetative state is much like a coma except Lilly's eyes remain open. Bjork said that he's never seen a similar quality of awakening.

Bjork said that unlike the much publicized case of Terry Schiavo, Lilly is minimally conscious. He said she could awake again.

After Lilly relapsed her mother and caregiver Minnie Smith said: "The good Lord let me know she's alright, he brings her back to visit every so often and I'm thankful for that."

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Dred Scott's Great-Great Granddaughter

Holds Pro-Life View on Abortion

http://www.lifenews.com/nat2968.html



"..no one supposes that a slave is a citizen of the State or of the United States. If, therefore, the acts done by his owner did not make them free persons, he is still a slave, and certainly incapable of suing in the character of a citizen."


DRED SCOTT, PLAINTIFF IN ERROR Mr. JOHN F. A. SANDFORD. December Term, 1856 - Mr. Chief Justice Taney







"March 6, 2007 marks the 150th anniversary of the Dred Scott decision.

The original lawsuit was filed.. in St. Louis and much of the city is commemorating the occasion. The great-great granddaughter of Dred and Harriet Scott is spearheading the local effort. "

Check out information about Dred Scott and the 150th anniversary of the infamous decision:

www.mohistory.org/Dred_Scott/lynne_jackson.htm

www.thedredscottfoundation.org/ds_intro.html

** Background of the Dred Scott case and the decision -
reprinted from www.thedredscottfoundation.org

Friday, March 2, 2007

Update on Gregg Cunningham:

Thanks for alerting others to pray. Gregg felt some strength gradually returning last night and this morning. He had some blood drawn this morning too. I found a phlebotomist that would come to our home! Praise God!

Lois

Thursday, March 1, 2007





Woman sues abortion clinic after coma

WABC Eyewitness News

- A Newark woman who said she spent a month in a coma after undergoing an abortion at a Bergen County clinic sued the facility and several doctors there on Thursday.

The lawsuit was filed in Superior Court in Essex County against Metropolitan Medical Associates, an Englewood clinic that performs thousands of abortions a year. State health officials ordered the clinic to close on Tuesday until it corrects the "immediate and serious" risks.

Rasheedah Dinkins, who is still recovering in a hospital, said she regrets having ended her pregnancy.

"I think it's horrible what I had to go through," she told The Associated Press from her hospital bed Thursday morning. In retrospect, she added, "I probably wouldn't have made this choice."

Dinkins said she was told by her mother and personnel at the hospital that she actually died in the ambulance on the way there, but was revived en route to the facility.

She said she only regained the ability to speak on Tuesday.

"We expect to get to the bottom of why this incredibly horrible result could have happened from such a simple procedure," her lawyer, Adam Slater, said.

The shutdown order cites problems involving infection control, instruments and equipment used for sterilization.

A woman who answered the telephone at the clinic Thursday said the facility remained closed, but had no other immediate comment. She said a representative of the clinic might comment on the situation later Thursday.

The clinic's Web site says its physicians have a complication rate of less than 1 per 1,000 procedures, calling its staff "the finest in the state of New Jersey."

Marie Tasy, executive director of New Jersey Right To Life, called on other women who have had poor experiences at the clinic to come forward.

"Abortion has never been a safe procedure for mother or baby," she said. "It is our hope that more women who have been injured at Metropolitan Medical Associates will have the courage to come forward and reveal their experiences once they realize that they are not alone."

Dinkins, 20, felt ill after undergoing the abortion, and had to be rushed to a hospital by ambulance after she passed out at her home, her family said.

"I was laying in my bed and I got the cold shakes," Dinkins said. "My body kept going numb. After that, I don't remember anything."

At the hospital, she was given blood transfusions and had her uterus removed, Slater said. The attorney also said Dinkins suffered a stroke due to serious blood loss, and one of her lungs collapsed.

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Coma case triggered probe, closing of Englewood clinic

The Record

Thursday, March 1, 2007


The 20-year-old whose troubled abortion led to the investigation and shutdown of one of the state's largest clinics suffered through massive hemorrhaging and a lengthy coma, along with a stroke and a hysterectomy.

"I wish I would have gone home before I had that abortion," whispered Rasheedah Dinkins, who only regained consciousness Friday, four weeks after an abortion at Metropolitan Medical Associates' Englewood clinic.


Hours after the procedure, Dinkins became increasingly sluggish at her Newark home. At first, her mother, Michelle Lewis, thought the anesthesia was simply slow to wear off, but within the next three hours, Dinkins could no longer walk or talk.

"I called the clinic and I told them she didn't look right," Lewis said. "I'm a home health aide and I deal with patients. I saw her fingernails were real blue, and she was all cold and I knew something was wrong."

By the time the ambulance arrived, Dinkins had passed out.

Once at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, doctors gave Dinkins transfusions and removed her damaged uterus, Lewis and the family's attorney, Adam Slater, said. The extreme loss of blood led to a stroke and caused her left lung to collapse, they said. A respirator and tracheotomy followed.

On Wednesday, Metropolitan Medical -- which does more than 10,000 abortions a year -- declined comment.

On Jan. 31, Newark Beth Israel filed a formal complaint with the state, saying it was concerned the procedure may have been done improperly. That set off a state inquiry on Feb. 2.

"The results of that investigation are still under review and any deficiencies or penalty letters are still pending," said Nathan Rudy, spokesman for the state Department of Health.

The investigation did, however, prompt health officials to move up their routine licensing survey of the clinic, to Feb. 22 and 23. As a result of that probe, health officials closed the facility, finding violations that posed "immediate and serious risk of harm to patients." Its concerns included infection control and the use and care of instruments and equipment.

The closure is only the second time in the last five years that the department has shut down one of the state's 619 ambulatory care facilities for "deficient care."

The Dinkins case is reminiscent of one in 1993, when a 20-year-old college student from Newark died within hours of undergoing an abortion at Metropolitan Medical.

The Bergen County medical examiner eventually ruled the death accidental and said the woman died of hemorrhaging from a uterine perforation. Health officials cleared the clinic of any wrongdoing, concluding instead that the perforation was exacerbated by an underlying medical condition that ultimately caused her death.

Complications from abortions are extremely rare, so much so that they're generally considered safer than childbirth.

Dinkins' abortion occurred early in her second trimester of pregnancy, at 15 weeks. The Englewood clinic is one of only a few in the state to perform second-trimester abortions.

Lewis recalls that before her daughter went in for the procedure last month, the two women were in the kitchen joking. Much of the time Dinkins was in the waiting room, she chatted on her cellphone with her mom, eager to have the procedure behind her.

Now, Lewis tries to tend to Dinkins' 1-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter.

"I explain to her daughter that mommy's sick and that she's in the hospital and she'll get better," Lewis said. "She asks a lot of questions. I just say that mommy's tummy hurts."

The children haven't seen their mother since the abortion.

"This has been like hell for us," said Lewis, who lives with her daughter and grandchildren. "I've seen my baby nearly die. I prayed every night and every day."

On Friday, Dinkins awakened from her coma and was taken off the respirator. On Wednesday, she talked for the first time.

"I first saw Ms. Dinkins on Feb. 16," said Slater, a medical malpractice attorney. "She was completely ventilator-dependent, she was unconscious, she was swollen, she was hooked up to multiple machines and she was completely unresponsive.

"This isn't what she signed up for when she went in for that abortion."

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State shuts abortion clinic over health risks




Wednesday, February 28, 2007




State health officials have shut down one of New Jersey's largest abortion centers after finding violations at an Englewood clinic that posed "immediate and serious risk of harm to patients."

Metropolitan Medical Associates will remain closed until it corrects the deficiencies that prompted the closure, state officials said. State reports show the clinic performs more than 10,000 abortions a year.

The shutdown order cited problems "including but not limited to infection control, instruments, equipment used for sterilization of patient care use items and the processing of equipment."

The Department of Health and Senior Services refused to release the detailed list of violations to the public until the clinic has an opportunity to dispute the findings and the state issues its final report.

An order to halt medical services is extremely rare. This is only the second time in the last five years that the department has closed one of the state's 619 ambulatory-care facilities for "deficient care," said health department spokesman Nathan Rudy.

The state's two-day investigation of Metropolitan Medical was spurred by a complaint filed last week by Newark Beth Israel Medical Center after its emergency room treated a woman for complications following her abortion at the clinic, according to two sources close to the investigation. The hospital told the state it was concerned the abortion may have been done improperly, the sources said.

From Lois Cunningham (see 2-28-07 BLOG):

"He really needs your prayers. This has gone beyond the back injury to a stress reaction, likely an adrenal one. The Lord is doing a mighty work in Gregg through this trial and I trust that he will be fully healed and restored to ministry.
God bless,
Lois "