Stella Matutina

"I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly, I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art." --Hippocrates, from the Hippocratic Oath. -This blog is dedicated to preserving the rights of all men to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness! WARNING: MAY CONTAIN GRAPHIC PHOTOS. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Tragedy: Morning After Pill Now Over-the-Counter

"The FDA has approved Plan B, the so-called morning-after emergency contraceptive, to be sold without prescription to women age 18 and older...."

Read more here.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Unfortunately OraProNobis has become very busy of late and has not been able to post as frequently as she wished. She will try to post more regularly from now on.

Merry Christmas!

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Pumpkin pumpkin on the ground
How'd you get so big and round
Planted as a seed so small
Now you are a great big ball
Pumpkin pumpkin on the ground
How'd you get so big and round

(sing to tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")

Happy Halloween ... from OraProNobis

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

(Gianna Jessen: Abortion Survivor)

Testimony of abortion survivor Gianna Jessen before the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee on April 22, 1996.

My name is Gianna Jessen. I am 19 years of age. I am originally from California, but now reside in Franklin, Tennessee. I am adopted. I have cerebral palsy. My biological mother was 17 years old and seven and one-half months pregnant when she made the decision to have a saline abortion. I am the person she aborted. I lived instead of died.

Fortunately for me the abortionist was not in the clinic when I arrived alive, instead of dead, at 6:00 a.m. on the morning of April 6, 1977. I was early, my death was not expected to be seen until about 9 a.m., when he would probably be arriving for his office hours. I am sure I would not be here today if the abortionist would have been in the clinic as his job is to take life, not sustain it. Some have said I am a "botched abortion", a result of a job not well done.

There were many witnesses to my entry into this world. My biological mother and other young girls in the clinic, who also awaited the death of their babies, were the first to greet me. I am told this was a hysterical moment. Next was a staff nurse who apparently called emergency medical services and had me transferred to a hospital.

I remained in the hospital for almost three months. There was not much hope for me in the beginning. I weighed only two pounds. Today, babies smaller than I was have survived.

A doctor once said I had a great will to live and that I fought for my life. I eventually was able to leave the hospital and be placed in foster care. I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a result of the abortion.

My foster mother was told that it was doubtful that I would ever crawl or walk. I could not sit up independently. Through the prayers and dedication of my foster mother, and later many other people, I eventually learned to sit up, crawl, then stand. I walked with leg braces and a walker shortly before I turned age four. I was legally adopted by my foster mother's daughter, Diana De Paul, a few months after I began to walk. The Department of Social Services would not release me any earlier for adoption.

I have continued in physical therapy for my disability, and after a total of four surgeries, I can now walk without assistance. It is not always easy. Sometimes I fall, but I have learned how to fall gracefully after falling 19 years.

I am happy to be alive. I almost died. Every day I thank God for life. I do not consider myself a by-product of conception, a clump of tissue, or any other of the titles given to a child in the womb. I do not consider any person conceived to be any of those things.

I have met other survivors of abortion. They are all thankful for life. Only a few months ago I met another saline abortion survivor. Her name is Sarah. She is two years old. Sarah also has cerebral palsy, but her diagnosis is not good. She is blind and has severe seizures. The abortionist, besides injecting the mother with saline, also injects the baby victims. Sarah was injected in the head. I saw the place on her head where this was done. When I speak, I speak not only for myself, but for the other survivors, like Sarah, and also for those who cannot yet speak ...

Today, a baby is a baby when convenient. It is tissue or otherwise when the time is not right. A baby is a baby when miscarriage takes place at two, three, four months. A baby is called a tissue or clumps of cells when an abortion takes place at two, three, four months. Why is that? I see no difference. What are you seeing? Many close [their] eyes...

The best thing I can show you to defend life is my life. It has been a great gift. Killing is not the answer to any question or situation. Show me how it is the answer.

There is a quote which is etched into the high ceilings of one of our state's capitol buildings. The quote says, "Whatever is morally wrong, is not politically correct." Abortion is morally wrong. Our country is shedding the blood of the innocent. America is killing its future.

All life is valuable. All life is a gift from our Creator. We must receive and cherish the gifts we are given. We must honor the right to life.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Star-Spangled Banner: verse two

O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must,
When our cause it is just,
And this be our motto, "In God is our trust."
And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
(Francis Scott Key, 1779-1843)

Monday, September 04, 2006

Human Embryo at the 8 Cell Stage...At this point in her development, as was true at the moment of her conception, every physical aspect of this tiny baby has been determined. Her curly brown hair and her father's bright green eyes; everything necessary for her to mature is present in these eight little cells.

Click here to read a disheartening story entitled "Couples Cull Embryos to Halt Heritage of Cancer". From the New York Times comes a difficult proposition. Babies concieved who are unique physically, emotionally, etc., are destroyed because they do not fit their parent's picture of the perfect child. Some may say; "Through this method, we can prevent the suffering of persons and their family members." However, those beautiful babies are the unique and individual creations of God who ought to be treated with the dignity owed to all human beings. Also, this genetic picking and choosing is a slippery slope into other grave evils, the choosing of children for physical featrues (i.e. blue eyes), for example. Pray that our culture may come to a renewed respect for life at all stages!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

At 5 Weeks, your baby is about 1/2 inch long, and his heart has been beating for about a week. Such a tiny human with a heartbeat unique and separate from that of his mother! How precious is this gift of life!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Vatican Speaks Out Against New Way Of Making Stem Cells

"Monsignor Elio Sgreccia, the Vatican's top official on bioethical questions, said in an interview with Vatican Radio on Saturday that the method of making stem cells devised by scientists at Advanced Cell Technology Inc. in Alameda, Calif., remains an in-vitro form of reproduction, which the church opposes....."

Read more here.

Friday, August 18, 2006

From Bishop Doran of Rockford's Article: Reaping the Whirlwind of Abortion

Since the mid-1940s we have been accustomed to look askance at Germans. They were protagonists of the Second World War and so responsible for fifty million deaths. We say, "How awful," and yet in our country we have, for the most part, allowed the party of death and the court system it has produced to eliminate, since 1973, upwards of forty million of our fellow citizens without allowing them to see the light of day. They have done their best to make ours a true culture of death. No doubt, we shall soon outstrip the Nazis in doing human beings to death.

Think for yourself: what nation that kills its young, perverts marriage, prevents new life, and destroys the family, kills those deemed useless, makes the war of the sexes into a real war, and manipulates the genetic basis of human nature, can long endure?

Read the entire article here.
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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

11 Week Old Unborn Baby

How precious! She's 11 weeks old and about the length of your pinky finger. All of her vital organs are formed and, for the most part, functioning. This tiny baby has learned to swallow and though her mother can't yet feel it, she can kick. Posted by Picasa

"The best traditions of your land [America] presume respect for those who cannot defend themselves. If you want equal justice for all, and true freedom and lasting peace, then, America, defend life! All the great causes that are yours today will have meaning only to the extent that you guarantee the right to life and protect the human person:

- feeding the poor and welcoming refugees;
- reinforcing the social fabric of this nation;
- promoting the true advancement of women;
- securing the rights of minorities;
- pursuing disarmament, while guaranteeing legitimate defense;

...All this will succeed only if respect for life and its protection by the law is granted to every human being from conception until natural death.

Every human person - no matter how vulnerable or helpless, no matter how young or how old, no matter how healthy, handicapped or sick, no matter how useful or productive for society - is a being of inestimable worth created in the image and likeness of God. This is the dignity of America, the reason she exists, the condition for her survival - yes, the ultimate test of her greatness: to respect every human person, especially the weakest and most defenseless ones, those as yet unborn."

- Pope St. John Paul II, From his speech at the official departure ceremony held for him at Detroit airport, September 1987
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Friday, August 11, 2006

"Concerned Women for America says that poor women are being paid up to $200 dollars to have their unborn children killed between 8 and 12 weeks gestation when the fetae are "harvested" for their stem cells, which are then sold to exclusive cosmetic clinics."

Read more here.
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Saturday, August 05, 2006

OraProNobis apologizes for not posting lately. She recently returned from a lovely vacation in Kentucky where she attended three stunning horse races. KY is, in OraPro's opinion, one of the most beautiful states in the country! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Abortion = 1 Dead + 1 Wounded

If you have had an abortion and would like to speak to a counselor who will be there for you and can help you to heal, feel free to call Project Rachel at (919) 852 - 1021. Posted by Picasa

7th Week of Life:

He may only be 1 inch tall, but he can hear, move, and feel pain! Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 10, 2006

OraProNobis confesses that she knows nothing about computers. Nonetheless, she must purchase a laptop for when she goes to college this fall. Any suggestions as to what she should get would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, bloggers! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

God Bless America!

Happy Independence Day; from OraProNobis. Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 03, 2006

"Do not be afraid to go out on the streets and into public places, like the first apostles who preached Christ and the good news of salvation in the squares of cities..." - Pope Saint John Paul II the Great

A powerfully moving video. Watch: God in the Streets of New York.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Watch the beautiful short video of the Investiture of Monsignor Ingham.

Artificial Wombs: From Embryo Farms to Fetus Farms

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Friday, June 30, 2006

Sts. Peter and Paul, Pray for us! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 25, 2006

In Florida, one out of every three babies is aborted. Which bundle of joy pictured here was refused her right to life? Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

(Rod Brind'Amour)

(Eric Staal)

It's Ours!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Dads teach their sons how to play catch. They will ride bikes together on a warm evening, make faces at the animals at the zoo, play on the jungle gym in the park and lick ice cream cones on a hot day. More importantly, fathers protect and keep their children out of harm's way. They love and cherish these precious gifts until their wedding days.

Thanks, Dads, for life! We love you.
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