WEDNESDAY     February 9, 2000    vol. 11, no. 28    SECTION ONE

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  • Special Series on Lourdes
  • Dr. Frank Joseph's column Pro-Life Prescriptions: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!
  • Medjugorje Message for January

  • The Healing Waters of Lourdes

        In honor of the upcoming feast of Our Lady of Lourdes this Friday we continue to bring you a special three-part series on the events that transpired there with the second installment today and the third and final one on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes - February 11th which is also World Day of Prayer for the Sick. In addition, we continue with the special Lourdes Novena with Day seven at Nine Day Novena of Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Bernadette that will run through tomorrow. We will resume our regular rotation of the 2000 YEAR VOYAGE ON THE BARQUE OF PETER next Wednesday, February 16th. For the second installment, see LOURDES

    Part Two
    This Friday: Installment Three: The Healing Fruits of Lourdes

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    Let the pro-aborts see this miracle of life on film and then deny life begins at conception!

      Today Dr. Frank Joseph gives the reader background on the remarkable photo of young Samuel's tiny fist clutching for life to the good doctor's finger during a unique procedure where the womb is lifted out to make the proper corrections for the life of the child. He recounts the controversy this photo caused with pro-aborts who realize that his picture proves without a shadow of a doubt that life begins at conception, not birth! For today's column, Reaching out for life!, see Pro-Life Prescriptions: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!

    Reaching out for life!

          One of the most amazing photographs that you'll ever see -- is a picture of Samuel, a 21 week old baby boy, whose tiny hand reaches out of the womb and grabs the finger of the surgeon who was operating on him, as if to say, "thanks doc, you did a wonderful job."

          It should be seen by the WHOLE WORLD.

          It happened when Dr. Joseph P. Bruner, director of fetal diagnosis and treatment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center was performing a cutting edge procedure on a 21 week old fetus. Bruner and Samuel's parents hope the surgery will alleviate the effects of spina bifida, a disabling birth defect in one or two of every 1,000 babies born. During the procedure, surgeons remove the uterus from the mother, drain the amniotic fluid, perform surgery on the tiny fetus, then put the uterus back inside the mother. The procedure took about an hour.

          There are no words to describe this incredible photo. If this doesn't set the abortion industry and the PCKU (pro-choice to kill the unborn) back on its ears, then Heaven help us.

          The defenders of a woman's right to have an abortion, if she so chooses, would have you believe that Samuel is nothing but a non-sentient blob of tissue. Never, again will the abortion clinics, be able to tell these lies to women who are about to have their unborn babies killed. It was almost as if Samuel was shaking the finger of the hand of the man, who was trying to save his life -- to thank him for his compassion and effort.

          With all that open space, instead of grabbing for air, Samuel's hand, actually grabbed the surgeons finger. In my book, this precious 21 week old creation of God is more sentient than those who advocate the proposition, that women should have the right to condemn their babies to death, if it would make their lives easier.

          Would you believe that our president, Clinton, twice, vetoed the ban on partial-birth abortions and is about to veto it again? The ban would have prevented doctors from killing babies, Samuel's age and even older, while they're being born. And let's not forget the Senators, who agreed with Clinton. Even if they don't believe in God, you'd think they would want it banned, just out of a sense of common decency.

          For a description of the procedure of a partial-birth abortion and what you should know about abortions -- read my articles on these subjects on my web page.

          Clinton and the liberal Democratic Senators, who voted Not to ban this barbaric procedure, say they would ban it -- if there was an exception that it could be done to preserve the HEALTH of the mother. There WAS an exception, that it could be done to save the LIFE of the mother, but this was not enough for Clinton and the rest of the liberals.

          What do you think Clinton is saying today with the knowledge that Samuel was born a healthy baby a few months ago? Samuel was blessed that he had a loving mother and father, or he wouldn't be with us today. He would have been killed because he was not perfect. It's a pity that it's the luck of the draw, that determines, if we live or die, when it should be in the hands of God.

          To include a health exception is ludicrous and if inserted, would be the same as having NO ban at all. Doctors can easily get around it with no problem. Women's health could mean just about anything. They can even say, "doctor if I have this baby, it will make me nervous," or they can say, "It makes me ill to just think about this pregnancy."

          Clinton and the pro-abortion Senators know a health clause would make the ban useless. NOT one baby's life, who is destined for death by this cruel procedure will be saved. They want to make sure, that if a woman changes her mind late in her pregnancy and wants to kill her unborn baby -- that it would be a "legal killing." This is sick. Thus they have satisfied the pro-aborts who got them elected. Maybe one of these days they'll satisfy GOD and not satan.

          Before you contact me -- I know, there were three Republican Senators, who voted along with thirty-one Democratic Senators, to allow this gruesome procedure to continue. But as a whole, it would appear that satan has chosen The Democratic Party to do his dirty work. If anyone has another explanation for the disparity of the two parties, concerning the sanctity of human life and the reverence to God -- I beg you, please let me know.

          It's the same old story. Thanks to Satan's easy access to the minds of the liberal Democrats, we got the abominable Roe Vs Wade decision. Prior to that, they took prayers out of the public schools. These two decisions have given satan a smile from ear to ear and have brought our country to the brink of hell.

          The declining moral values of the Democratic party, is the reason I became a Republican, years ago. I could see the handwriting on the wall. I will NOT be in a party that sees nothing wrong, if a woman wants to kill her unborn baby.

          A party which sees nothing wrong with taking prayers out of the public schools and replacing them with condoms. If children don't learn right from wrong and the wages of sin at home -- that's just too bad -- has to be their mindset.

          A party which doesn't think, that Clinton, using the Oval office for a motel for his adulterous affairs with a young intern on numerous occasions and obstructing justice and lying under oath are not impeachable offenses, ignoring The Federalist Papers written by Alexander Hamilton -- Impeachable offenses are injuries done immediately to the society itself. Why can't Democrats understand that moral degeneracy IS INJURIOUS to a society?

          A party whose leading candidate for the presidency, Al Gore, called Clinton one of the greatest presidents, our country has ever had. Apparently a country's moral degeneracy does not bother Gore. This same man, Gore, who says that when he's not sure what to do, he asks himself, "what would Jesus Christ do?" I do think that Jesus Christ would consider someone's morals, in judging them. What else is there? Has Gore, conveniently forgotten: "For what will profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul."

          A party which sees nothing wrong with trashing organized religions with terms like the "religious right," "the far religious right," "the fanatic religious right."

          There's no more important issue that faces our country, than the issue of the, "killing of unborn babies," a.k.a. abortions. Not balancing the budget, not health care, not foreign aid, not school waivers, not lowering taxes, not trade issues, not building up our national defense -- you name it. They're all a distant second to the killing of unborn babies, God's most precious creations.

          It's very simple -- your vote will determine, what kind of people you want to represent you, in Congress and in the White House and what kind of a country, you want for your children and grandchildren. Our once Godly country, is sinking fast. Satan is having a field day and we had better start waking up to that fact.

          Clinton and the liberal Democratic Senators, ignored the views of the medical profession because they had to pay back the people who got them elected. The lives of babies about to be born, means nothing to them. What matters are votes.

          You can bet that the liberal press will try to suppress this picture, the same as they continually try to suppress the fact that abortions increase the risk of breast cancer. Why, its already begun. Matt Drudge who has a show on the Fox network, was prevented from showing the picture, by Fox News President, Alger Ailes. Drudge said, "the thought that I was going to misrepresent the picture as an abortion, is junk." Drudge walked off the show.

          The "Brass" at Fox were so worried that the picture would be a setback to abortion on demand, that they prevented one of the most newsworthy pictures and stories in the history of mankind from being shown to the American people. To withhold this picture and the story behind it, from the public is a tragedy and against everything that brave Americans died for - freedom of the press and freedom of speech. But, they WILL show elephant feces and pictures of vaginas and anuses on a picture of the Blessed Virgin Mary and call it art and say that it is protected under our constitution. Trashing Christians is OK, but, giving hope to many people is bad.

          The fact that this new surgery, could save the lives of babies, was of no consequence to them. The fact that women may see this picture and be enlightened that there is a choice, other than death, if their unborn baby is not perfect, was also ignored by Fox.

          One would think that the media would WANT to publish this picture, simply for the fact that it may save the lives of unborn babies and give mothers HOPE that all is not lost if her baby is not completely normal. That there are new procedures for intrauterine surgeries. IT'S A BREAKTHROUGH IN MEDICINE.

          Tonight, check your newspapers and listen to the news, and see if they give you any news that's more newsworthy than the picture of baby Samuel's hand reaching out of the womb to clutch the finger of his surgeon.

          Let's face it and call it for what it was -- An attempt by Fox to propagate the PCKU agenda. To show the picture, would be a big blow to the liberals and the multimillion dollar abortion industry. It reminds me of a statement by Clinton, who said, he is against abortions, but a woman should have that choice. He also said that he wants fewer abortions done. The very first time he gets his wish, he vetoes the ban on PBA.

          The people at Fox did a great disservice to the American people, just to satisfy their liberal agenda at the expense of human lives.

          This picture has absolutely nothing to do with abortions, as the "brass" at Fox have stated -- which was the reason for their squelching of the picture. THE PICTURE HAS TO DO WITH PRESERVING LIFE. But in today's society that's a no, no. Just when you think, it can't get worse -- then Fox comes along and assures us that it can and is.

          I urge you all, to contact your Senators, who voted Not to ban this gruesome procedure, especially you, who reside in their state. The mail of constituents will be read and you will get an answer by regular mail -- but you must include your name and street address. When you write to other Senators -- your mail will also be read, but your only response will be an automated pre-formed response, stating that your mail will be read and noted. It is important to contact all the Senators who voted to NOT ban PBA, by mail AND by phone and let them know your feelings.

          Visit my web page at Abortions - the Truth to see the born picture of beautiful Samuel, one of God's most precious creations and a letter written by his parents. Also, on my web site -- there is a much larger picture of Samuel reaching out of the womb -- a must see.

          God bless,

      Dr. Frank

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    January 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    NOTE: We respectfully recognize and accept the final authority regarding apparitions, locutions and prophecies presently being reported around the world rests with the Holy See of Rome and the Magisterium of Holy Mother Church to whose judjment we humbly and obediently submit.

      "Dear children! I call you, little children, to pray without ceasing. If you pray, you are closer to God and He will lead you on the way of peace and salvation. That is why I call you today to give peace to others. Only in God is there true peace. Open your hearts and become those who give a gift of peace and others will discover peace in you and through you and in this way you will witness God's peace and love which He gives you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

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