The Suzy B Blog

Jul 22, 2013
What’s in a Name? The Royal Baby

For the past nine months, suspense has tinted international headlines as we await the birth of the British royal baby. Questions about the baby’s sex, hair color, eye color, and even facial features have produced debates and costly bets.

But wait, shouldn’t we have been talking about the “royal fetus”? After all, just a week ago, the very media outlets now celebrating the birth of the royal baby boy were condemning Texas legislatures for banning late-term abortions (For example see, see MSNBC correspondents speak on the “royal baby” on June 24 yet “fetus” on July 17). This double standard highlights the rhetorical maneuvering pro-abortion radicals use to dupe people into accepting their agenda. They use language necessary to make their platform look more appealing.

Americans see past the veiled language of “choice.” Heck, I’m “pro-choice” when it comes to choosing my doctor, where I go to school, or what religion I practice. But when it comes down to the facts, there is only so much truth that language can cover up. What is the so-called “choice? The choice is to end the life of another human being. Label it what you want, but this is simply not a “choice” afforded by the U.S. Constitution.

Discussions and speculations about the royal baby have drawn attention to the beautiful and much-forgotten intricacies of human development. From the very moment the baby was conceived, he was a unique individual. Already nine months ago, the sex, the eye color, the hair color, and yes, even the facial features, were set in place for this individual. Back in November, the tiny heart began to beat, the lungs began to form, and the tiny arms, legs, nose, and mouth took shape. Back in November/ early December the baby’s brain divided into three parts, his nerves connected, and he began making reflexive movements. Back in February the baby “practiced” breathing, his vocal chords formed, and he began making facial expressions. Although carefully protected from the eyes of the outside world, the baby is already a precious individual that will never be replicated.

William and Kate have already been the proud parents of a royal “baby.” But it’s not the royalty that makes this little child merit the basic, dignified title of “baby.” It is his humanity—from his very earliest beginnings—that qualifies him for such basic respect.  

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Tags: choice, fetus, royal baby
Jul 19, 2013
Amazing News from 40 Days for Life

AbbyExciting things are happening in Texas! Yesterday evening, 40 Days for Life sent out a press release with what David Bereit calls "the biggest news we've EVER shared."

From the release:

Bryan/College Station, Texas -- The most significant abortion center closure -- in the 40 years of legalized abortion since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision-- was made public today when Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Inc. announced that it was shutting down its abortion facility in Bryan/College Station, Texas after fifteen tumultuous years in business.

This is Abby Johnson's former work place!

In 2003, on the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, ABC's Nightline spotlighted pro-life efforts in Bryan/College Station and said the community was "shaping the abortion debate" in America. Since that time, the local Planned Parenthood abortion facility gained worldwide notoriety as:

  • Site of the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in 2004, an effort that has since grown into a worldwide pro-life mobilization of 575,000 volunteers in 501cities around the globe; saving 7,536 babies from abortion, closing 37 abortion centers, and helping 83 workers to quit their jobs in the abortion industry
  • Place where former abortion center director and Planned Parenthood employee of the year Abby Johnson experienced a conversion, quit her job, and became an outspoken pro-life advocate, going on to found And Then There Were None, a new ministry which has since helped 60 other workers to leave the abortion industry over the last year. 

This is amazing news for Texas unborn babies and women, as well as pro-lifers everywhere -- and what a testament to the 40 Days for Life movement and the power of perserverance and prayer.

David Bereit, national director of 40 Days for Life, said: "This is epic news fifteen years in the making! Thousands of dedicated community members have faithfully prayed and held peaceful vigils outside this abortion center, offered hope and alternatives to turn away prospective Planned Parenthood customers, and educated the community about the harm of Planned Parenthood. These efforts, combined with the decisive action of the Texas legislature, have finally brought about this closure that is an answer to prayer."

Abby Johnson said: "This is what grace truly looks like. Knowing that the former abortion clinic I once ran is now closing is the biggest personal victory of my life. From running that facility, to then advocating for its closure, and now celebrating that dream ... it shows that my life has indeed come full circle. I am honored to have worked with so many who helped with my conversion and the closure of this facility. We will continue to fight until every abortion clinic in this country has shut its doors."

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Tags: 40 Days for Life, abby johnson
Jul 18, 2013
A Journey to Peace

Pro-life activist Abby Johnson has announced that one of Kermit Gosnell’s former employees is beginning her journey to discover healing. After testifying against Gosnell and confronting the truth of abortion, the anonymous individual embraced the pro-life movement. Johnson, former Planned Parenthood director and founder of an organization that supports those who leave the abortion industry, And Then There Were None, welcomed her with open arms. 

Johnson quoted the worker as saying, “When the police came to arrest me, I was filled with a peace that I had never experienced before.  I knew that it was over.  I knew that I no longer had to work with that man ever again.  I knew I would finally be free.”

This past employee joins a courageous coalition of former abortion clinic workers who have realized the inhuman agenda of the abortion industry, and have embarked on a journey of redemption. Angie Andino, former abortion clinic employee, stated, “I no longer keep quiet about what goes on behind the closed doors of Planned Parenthood… It has been such a blessing to be in a working environment where we save lives, not take them.” She advises people who find themselves trapped in the abortion industry to "Listen to your heart. Pray about it. Let God show you the truth.”

It is inspiring to see so many former abortion clinic employees internalize this message. Earlier this year, Gigi Aguilar, a whistleblower from the Aaron Women’s Clinic in Houston, decried Douglass Karpen’s decrepit practices, but joyfully proclaimed that “my eyes were opened to the atrocities and the realities of abortion.” Her former colleague, Deborah Edge, further  stated, “My days are brighter knowing that I no longer have to witness abortion and the abuse done to the mothers, not to mention all of the illegal activities done in the clinic.”

These women are just a handful of the many brave individuals who have taken a stand in the face of injustice to defend innocent human lives – and we are so grateful for their irreplaceable witness!

Thank you Abby Johnson, for your commitment to guide these men and women, with unremitting love and compassion, to discover truth! We congratulate the former abortion clinic employees for finding the strength to stand up on behalf of the unborn and women and will continue to keep you in our prayers as you continue your journeys.

Please visit the And Then There Were None website and support the work of Abby’s ministry!


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Tags: abby johnson, ATTWN, Kermit Gosnell
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