Friday, July 23, 2010


A former Gateway volunteer (c. 1999) Lauren Sweeney asks for prayer for her husband in the Air Force. Lauren volunteered with us when she was just 17 and did a great job.

Here's her request:

' My family is in the need of some prayer. My husband is in the Air Force and he's due to reenlist this January. If he does choose to reenlist he will be sent to Iraq for at least 8 months with the Army.

We have been through 2 deployments already but none that have involved the army or Iraq.

We have a 22 month old daughter and I'm scared for my husbands safety. We're hoping that he can find a job which will enable him to separate from the military rather then reenlist.

That's where the prayer comes in.

We want to do the right thing...whatever God sees fit for our little family.

If its to get out then we're hoping to have some job opportunities open up either for him (10 years accounting/finance experience) or for me (I have an education degree K-8).

Thank you so much for listening and in advance..thank you for your prayers.

Lauren (Beaumont) Sweeney

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Please Continue to Pray for Abortionist Steven Chase Brigham's the latest..
Steven Brigham 2010

"My Visit With Steven" - January 20, 2000

"They Shoot Abortionists, Don't They?"

Steven Brigham opens new facility in Erie, Pa.

Abortion Business Owner in Pennsylvania Must Close Centers for Unlicensed Staff

by Steven Ertelt Editor
July 21
, 2010

Harrisburg, PA ( -- An abortion business owner who operates a chain of abortion facilities in the northeast has been ordered by Pennsylvania officials to close his centers there because of his employing unlicensed medical workers.

Steven Chase Brigham is an abortion practitioner whose license has been suspended or revoked in five states.

Now, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Pennsylvania Department of Health has ordered Brigham to shut down four of his abortion centers for reportedly employing medical staff who were not properly licensed with the state -- and potentially putting women's health at risk.

The newspaper indicates Brigham's lawyer Julia Gabis is responding with the contention that the state health department is selectively enforcing the law against abortion practitioners and is putting his rights at jeopardy.

"We intend to appeal this decision to the Commonwealth Court," Gabis told the paper.

Brigham also has had problems with the IRS, where officials have filed a lien on him for failing to pay payroll taxes from 2002 to 2006 for the employees of his American Women's Services abortion centers in Pennsylvania and the six he runs in New Jersey.

Brigham was forced to give up his license to practice medicine in Pennsylvania some years ago because of botched abortions. Brigham has also lost his license in other states, yet he continues to operate a chain of abortion businesses on the Eastern seaboard.

He was also taken to task for employing Harvey Walter Brookman, who did abortions at a State College abortion facility known as State College Medical Services and at the Erie abortion center known as American Women's Services under Brigham's employ.

Brookman, was only permitted to treat himself and his family because he holds what is called an "active-retired" medical license in Pennsylvania.

Brookman has also had trouble maintaining a valid medical license in other states.
His New York license was revoked in December of 1996. His New Jersey license was temporarily suspended in December of 1994. In February of 1996, Brookman "voluntarily surrendered his New Jersey license to practice medicine and surgery with a prejudice to his right to apply for reinstatement."

The Pennsylvania state health department took its latest action on July 7, according to the newspaper, when Deputy Secretary of Health Robert Torres permanently banned Brigham and any corporation he owns or runs from doing abortions in the state.

That could allow for a significant reduction of abortions in Pennsylvania as American Women's Services does about 3,600 abortions annually at its centers in Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, and State College.

Buzz upErie, Pennsylvania Facility Does 200 Abortions in First Three Months

Clinic opens today (Sept. 19, 2003)
A doctor with an elusive identity and a checkered medical record will begin offering abortions today in downtown Erie at the newest of his 14 clinics. Read more --

Woman recounts abortion at Brigham's New Jersey clinic - Monday, Sept. 22, 2003

Abortionist With Checkered Past Opens Penn. Abortion Business

Steven Brigham opens new facility in NJ (Catholic Spirit)

Who is Steven Brigham? ( in .pdf format)

Excellent compendium of articles
Penn. Town Rejects Settlement That Would Allow Abortion Business

Abortion provider, condo association await court ruling on access to offices

Recent jail term

Medical negligence charges by State Atty. general

Link with former partner, Eric Harrah

Timeline of important events

Also see:
(a) State of New York, Dept. of Health, State Board for Professional Medical
Conduct in the matter of Steven Brigham, M.D. 1994 - license revocation
(b) Office of the Attorney General: Tuesday, February 10, 1998
“Albany DOC Guilty in Fraud Scheme�?
(c) Times Union, Albany: Sept. 17, 1996:
“Colonie cops seize 17 frozen fetuses�?
(d) National Review: November 13, 1998
(e) Star Ledger (NJ): February 13, 1998

Multiple abortion sites!

In Pennsylvania:

Pennsylvania Allows Abortion Facility to Open in Erie

Women's clinic sues township

Abortion provider opens new site (State College, Pa.)

Tue, Apr. 23, 2002
Court allows clinic to avoid eviction, reopen

Pa. site following the expansion of Brigham’s efforts

Timeline of Pa. activities

King of Prussia, Pa.

King of Prussia Holdup!

Supplies begin arriving at Steven C. Brigham's pending American Women's Services abortion facility in Erie, PA

In New York State:

Doubts raised about proposed abortion clinic
Buffalo News Northtowns Bureau 4/18/2002

(in pdf format)

39 excellent links!

Friday, July 16, 2010


Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:16 AM
I just got an update from Patrick and the conditions of both children are improving.

(Saturday, July 17, 2010 9:57 pm)

From CBR Executive Director Gregg Cunningham:

Here is a photo of our pilot’s little two-year-old daughter Hanna. She is still in critical condition and is scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning. Her little brother, also ejected from the vehicle, is still in the same hospital recovering from a concussion. We are all praying.

CBR pilot Patrick Walsh and his family have just been involved in a serious car wreck.

Two of his children were thrown from the vehicle. One in critical condition. Please pray.

CBR (The Center for Bio Ethical reform has produced The Harder truth video used at Gateway for many years. Check out their website at:

(Gregg Cunningham, CBR Executive Director just got this update from Patrick): "We were driving in the rain and the suv hydroplaned and then rolled 6-7 times, throwing our 5 month old and 6 year old from the car.

The 5 mo was 30 ft from the car but perfectly fine. Adrian was non responsive for 15 min and has a broken collarbone and concussion. Brandon and the baby are mostly fine .

Hannah-Lynn (2 years) leg was severed to the bone and is in ICU - she is in the most critical condition.

Hannah broke her ankle and suffered multiple deep cuts to her face. I have a broken or cracked shoulder.

God is merciful in all though."

Friday, July 9, 2010

Please pray for the son of our dear friend, Dr. Clenard Childress.

Update!! 'Bill Calvin called Pastor’s son Clenard “a profile in courage” as he completed the long bus ride from Montclair to KC with his broken jaw wired and still in pain – from an assault during a carjacking only last week.'

Longtime Gateway friend Bill Calvin writes this:

'Rev. Clenard Childress is Pastor of New Calvary Deliverance Baptist Church in Montclair New Jersey and will be leading a pro-life demonstration at the NAACP Convention in Kansas City next week.

His son was seriously injured in a carjacking incident in New Jersey last night. His son is in the hospital and will need surgery on several jaw bone breaks. Please pray for his full recovery.

Pastor Childress' son, 'Clenard was attacked in Newark where he works in Mayor Booker’s administration'

Background information on Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr.

Pastor of

New Calvary Baptist Deliverance Outreach Church

72 Maple Avenue,

Montclair, NJ 07042



Additional information:

World Magazine article:

Link to Gateway:

Excellent reading

Christianity Today February 2003

Saving Black Babies
Abortion has cost 13 million African American lives.
By Sheryl Blunt in Washington | posted 01/10/2003

Growing up in inner city Detroit, Janine Simpson and her girlfriends didn't think twice about having abortions. In her all-black neighborhood, teen abortions were the norm, she says, and the local abortion clinic was a fixture.

"My friends and I, we all had abortions," Simpson says. "We didn't even think about it. To us it was just getting rid of a blob of tissue. We'd say, 'Oh, you pregnant? Okay, let's go take care of it.' "

But after Simpson's own abortion her freshman year of college, things changed. She became a Christian and after graduation developed a passion to help other women with unplanned pregnancies.

"I had gone through a healing process and felt I needed to talk to them and share my heart," says Simpson, now an ordained minister through the Potter's House.

Simpson has just started a new job as director of urban center development for Care Net. She works with inner-city church leaders to educate their communities about the need for alternatives to abortion. Care Net, an umbrella group for 600 crisis pregnancy centers across the country, launched a pilot project in Philadelphia last September. It aims to establish pregnancy resource centers and prolife clinics in largely black, urban areas where such centers are rare.

Black abortion epidemic
"The perception is that we as black people keep our children," Simpson says. The reality, she says, is that 512 of every 1,000 African American pregnancies end in abortion.

African American women constitute 13 percent of the female population in the United States. However, they have 36 percent of the abortions, according to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood's research arm. In Pennsylvania, the figures are even more disproportionate. Ten percent of the female population is black, but they have 45 percent of all abortions in Pennsylvania.

"Planned Parenthood has come in and exploited the inner city," Simpson says, adding that many inner-city residents have easy access to an abortion clinic.

"Thirteen million African Americans are missing from abortion," says Clenard Howard Childress, regional director of the North East chapter of LEARN. The Life Education And Resource Network is the nation's largest African American prolife group.

"We are the only ethnic group in the county whose numbers are declining."

Charges of racism
The disproportionate number of abortions among African Americans has spurred prolifers to charge that Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers are systematically targeting blacks and other minority groups for abortion.

Critics say Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood's founder, held racist views.

Planned Parenthood maintains that Sanger disagreed with eugenicists, Nazis, and racists. But prolife activists cite evidence that Sanger and her colleagues were closely associated with white supremacists and sought to limit the populations of minorities and the disabled.

According to Emily Taft Douglas's book Margaret Sanger: Pioneer of the Future, in 1926 Sanger was the guest speaker at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Silverlake, New Jersey. She founded the American Birth Control League-the precursor to Planned Parenthood-in 1921 with C. C. Little and Lothrup Stoddard, two known racists. The latter authored the book The Rising Tide of Color Against White World Supremacy.

Sanger and the founders of the league advocated population control through abortion, contraception, or sterilization. A particular target of their efforts was the urban poor. She also opposed welfare and charitable intervention because she believed it increased the minority underclass.

In her book, The Pivot of Civilization, Sanger complained that governments have not managed "to restrain, either by force or persuasion, the moron and the imbecile from producing his large family of feeble-minded offspring."

Particularly disturbing to many pro-life African Americans is Sanger's involvement in the Negro Project. Devised more than 60 years ago to promote sterilization and birth control among blacks, the Negro Project focused on training black ministers and doctors to take Sanger's message into minority neighborhoods.

In an ambiguously worded letter to colleague Clarence Gamble dated December 10, 1939, Sanger wrote: "The minister's work is also important and also he should be trained, perhaps by the Federation as to our ideals and the goal that we hope to reach. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."

Recruiting ministers
Abortion-rights groups continue to recruit African American clergy. In 1997, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), previously the Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights, launched the Black Church Initiative. According to the program's founder, Carlton W. Veazey, the initiative was a response to the high rate of pregnancy among black teens. It sought to create discussion in black churches about sexuality, reproductive health, AIDS, violence, and sexual orientation.

The successful kickoff event included 400 pastors and black religious leaders. Afterward, the group developed a curriculum called "Keeping It Real," which has been introduced in 600 mostly inner-city churches in 15 states, says Veazey.

The RCRC is based in Washington D.C. and includes abortion supporters from mainline Christian denominations as well as the Unitarian Universalist and the American Humanist associations. Also, the RCRC is closely allied with Planned Parenthood and top secular abortion-rights groups.

Veazey told CT that he has a program with Planned Parenthood called "All Options Counseling." In it, Planned Parenthood will call him if it needs an RCRC-trained minister to come to a clinic and counsel a pregnant woman one on one. "I support Planned Parenthood 100 percent," he says.

Veazey says his group "absolutely does not promote abortion in any way." But an RCRC listing of online resources says, "Our primary role is educating the public to make clear that abortion can be a moral, ethical, and religiously responsible decision."

To some prolife activists, Sanger's Negro Project and the Black Church Initiative seem eerily similar. "As far I'm concerned, their Black Church Initiative is the same thing, repacked," says Johnny M. Hunter, national director of LEARN, Inc. "[Veazey's] going along with a group that's doing the KKK's work for them."

Veazey called some of Sanger's statements "unfortunate." He says charges of racism and genocide against Sanger are scare tactics. "The black community and religious leaders of our country would not be supporting us if we were pursuing genocide."

Prolife African Americans say they are vigorously challenging the link between abortion-rights groups and inner-city churches.

LEARN's Childress says abortion providers know "if they ever lose their foundational stronghold in the black church, [their] movement ceases to exist."

"They also understand that the greatest threat to their agenda would be conservative churches that espouse a Judeo-Christian ethic."

Childress says he is trying to get the word out through his radio program and website, His radio program, "The Urban Prophet," is broadcast five days a week in eight states and twice weekly in New York.

Practical help
Prolife activists say getting more African American ministers to speak out is key. "The clergy and the black leadership in general run from the word abortion," says Barbara Thomas, founder of the inner-city North Baton Rouge Women's Health Center in Louisiana. "They don't want anything to do with it, and it's their parishioners we're seeing.

The majority of our clients have never heard their pastor even talk against abortion."

Thomas says that of the 60 to 80 clients she sees each month, 98 percent are African American. In order to help these predominantly low-income women, many of whom are high- school dropouts, the center now focuses on education and vocational training. It also helps with child placement, abstinence education, and pregnancy services. It has a pregnancy health clinic with a nurse practitioner and a sonogram machine. The center also has a child-loss recovery program for women seeking post-abortion counseling.

To encourage fathers, the health center co-sponsors with a local church on the "Man to Man" program, which helps new fathers build stronger relationship with their children. The center plans to renovate a 22,000 square foot warehouse to add typing and computer training to its GED and literacy program.

Thomas says while the average age of her clients is 19 or 20, she's seen pregnant girls as young as 11. One 12-year-old girl, Thomas says, was on the verge of having an abortion. She reconsidered and gave birth to twins. Different families later adopted the twins and the girl.

Simpson is exploring using Thomas's center as a model for other crisis pregnancy centers in Philadelphia. "We cannot encourage women to have babies and then continue their dependency on the system," Simpson says. "We can't leave them without the resources to care for their children and then say, 'Praise the Lord, we saved a baby.'"

Hunter says LEARN Chicago plans a Midwest regional conference for April 24-26 to mobilize black opinion leaders.

"There are people God has made watchmen, and now's the time for the watchmen to call out," Hunter says.

"Abortion has been allowed to creep into the black community, and a lot of black pastors have missed it. They haven't sounded the alarm. No pastor wants to stand before God and say this happened on their watch."

In the March CT, Mark Stricherz will report how early sonograms influence a mother's choice to keep her baby.

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Also, here are some helpful quotes and links that would support brother Clenard:Rev. Jesse

Jackson has stated, "Abortion is black genocide." What happens to the mind of a person, and the moral fabric of a nation, that accepts the aborting of the life of a baby without a pang of conscience?" 13

48% of black Americans believe abortion should not be legal under any circumstances. 14

· Black Americans represent 9% of the US population (down from 12% in 1973, when abortion was legalized), yet 44% of all abortions are by black Americans. 15 Rep. Hillman Frazier explains this situation as "a lack of information." 16

· In abortion facilities in black neighborhoods, often the receptionist is black, but rarely is the abortionist or the administrator. You need to ask yourself why. Black American entertainer Lola Falana has said, "We need to say 'no' to those who own abortion clinics in our neighborhoods." 17

· The myth that without legalized abortion, blacks would "have Aunt Sadie take them to the back alley" is another stereotype created by Planned Parenthood, whose founder, Margaret Sanger , was an avowed racist. She stated, "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population , and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it occurs to any of their more rebellious members..." 18

She also referred to minorities as "...inferior races... human weeds... menace to civilization... defectives... delinquents... dependents... irresponsible..." and ones who "...bred unhindered." 19

13 Rev. Jesse Jackson, speech, 1978.

14 Boston Globe poll, March 31, 1989.

15 Planned Parenthood (Alan Guttmacher Institute), and the US Center for Health Statistics, 1987.

16 Mississippi State Rep. Hillman Terome Frazier, Black Americans for Life Newsletter , Spring 1990, p1.

17 Lola Falana, speech, 1990.

18 Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America , Linda Gordon, NY, Grossman Publ., 1976, p333; also, Margaret Sanger: Founder of Modern Society , by Elasah Drogin; and Exposed: Planned Parenthood (St. Paul, MN), Peace of Minnesota Press, 19896, pp 332-333; and The Pivot of Civilization , by Margaret Sanger, NY, Brentano's Press, 1922, p108.

19 Sanger, p175.

We believe that while crisis pregnancy centers are accused of false advertising and deception, few people, especially our teens, are aware that
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, today's leader in abortion and contraception promotion, was an avowed racist and humanist, who stated, "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it occurs to any of their more rebellious members.."

She also referred to minorities as, "...inferior races, human weeds... who bred unhindered." (The Pivot of Civilization, by Margaret Sanger, Brentano's Press, NY, 1922, pgs. 108 and 175)

Ministers of the Gospel need to expose abortion and Planned Parenthood for what they are, and do it regularly.

Abortion does not stop at the front door of the evangelical church... it often enters to kill and injure.

Rev. Dean Gavaris

Union, New Jersey


Check out Pastor Childress' weblinks:

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

UPDATE! July 13, 2010:
Thank you for all the prayers. I know God is with us and has never departed. The most valuable things are the relationships we have with others so I'm just so grateful for all the love and encouragement.


Please pray for Crisol-Iris Lantz

'Our Plainfield director, Dorothy Booker, writes: 'One of our volunteers in Plainfield Crisol-Iris Lantz and her husband Kenny lost their apartment yesterday, to a fire. No one was hurt. Please pray for this young couple at this time.'

Crisol-Iris wrote
: " My apartment was burned down yesterday. {July 4th} No one was home and Kenny and I are well.

I'm just grateful for all God does for us. I'm reminded of Job. Just pray for us but I know God already has our back. Job 1:21

I won't be able to make it in for volunteering for a week or two. Just to get my mind straight. We're staying with my father-in-law for now."

Note from Dean to our praying friends at Gateway: 'Feel free to email her your encourgement at

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