May 27, 2009

Ty Toribio's Post-birth Abortion

On May 15, three-year-old Ty Toribio was found buried in a park in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and his mother, Tiffany Toribio, has been charged with killing him. According to her, she suffocated Ty and then buried him because she was homeless and could not take care of him. Approximately 600 people showed up for his service, even though almost all never knew him. Father Stephen Imbarrato of Project Defending Life, www.defendinglife.org, sent the following excellent letter to the Albuquerque Journal to be published.
Ty Toribio's Post-birth Abortion
Fri May 22 10:46 am
Three year old Ty Toribio’s death is a tragedy and everyone quoted in the paper and elsewhere have responded with what would seem to be appropriate grief and shock.

Ty’s mother could get 25 years to life in prison for killing her son. Some will think she deserves the death penalty. But if she had aborted her son 3 years earlier, just before he was born, it would have not only been ok, but many would have said she did the right thing. Even now many will say that it would have been better for Ty to have been aborted than to have suffered this death.

Not many years ago, when I lived in NJ, Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson killed their newborn baby by throwing the baby into a dumpster after delivering the baby in a hotel room. Month’s later, Melissa Drexler, the prom mom, delivered her baby in a bathroom at her prom, threw the baby into a trash can, and returned to the prom for the rest of the night. Grossberg and Peterson received about 2 years each in jail and Drexler served 3 years in jail.

In 2000, Martita Gonzalez threw her 14 month son off the Paterson Falls when she couldn’t get a babysitter so she could go on a date with the father of the child. People were as horrified then as they are today over Ty’s death.

Circumstances vary in every case, but a couple of things can be said. In every one of the cases mentioned in my letter, if abortion had been the “choice,” it would have been perfectly legal and many would have said, “the right choice.” Many in this country feel that abortion is the answer to child abuse. The truth is that the abortion mentality in this country is the cause of this deadly child abuse. All of the examples I have mentioned in this letter are nothing more than “post-birth abortions.” Ty’s mom is guilty of a “post-birth abortion.”

The deputy chief of Albuquerque police is quoted as saying, “we feel a special connection with those who are often too young and too small to protect themselves. The mood here is…unspeakable horror. How could a mother do this to her child?” Correct! These are appropriate words and feelings, but it is obvious in this country that these words and feelings, for far too many people, apply only to babies already born and in some cases not even to newborns, as the Grossberg, Peterson, and Drexler cases illustrate.

There is something very wrong in this country and this case clearly points out what it is. Our young moms have been brought up and taught that killing babies is ok and that, in many circumstances, it is the right “choice.” Faced with an emotional situation, it is not hard to understand how these moms often do not make the distinction of pre-birth vs post-birth. Ty’s tragic death is the product of living in a “culture of death” and this “culture of death” began in January 1973 when abortion became legal. These moms are merely exercising their “choice.” If their “choice” horrifies us post-birth, it should equally horrify us pre-birth.

Father Stephen Imbarrato

May 25, 2009

New Excellent Publications For Your Reading Enjoyment

What does one do when there are several hours to kill on a flight? Recently I read two excellent books that cover the abortion debate and our society in general.

The first is The Case For Life, Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture, by Scott Klusendorf. He goes into detail about defending the pro-life view, and it's an excellent refresher course if you already know the techniques. He also delves into the relationship of the church, Christians, and the pro-life issue. Scott Klusendorf relays many of his personal experiences of defending the pro-life position and then gives review questions after each chapter.

Another excellent book is the best seller Liberty And Tyranny, A Conservative Manifesto, by Mark R. Levin. I've never read a clearer contrast between Conservatives and Liberals, which Levin's classifies as Statists. This book is extremely relevant to what is occurring today with the Obama administration. Most of what the Statist believes is exactly what Obama is doing now, or it's very apparent he will do in the future. He examines several general issues and contrasts how Conservatives and Statists disagree on most key points. Levin then spells out what Conservatives need to do to change the situation in many different areas of our society. Levin interjects throughout the book writings from our founders or excerpts from documents such as The Declaration Of Independence.Throughout the book is the theme that we need to return to what the founders envisioned America to be.

There's another publication that is worth reading and to use as a reference. The small but useful handbook, Sharing the Pro-Life Message, by the Pro-Life Action League, is an excellent guide for defending the pro-life position. It also contains a section on the law and the pro-life issue and many facts about Planned Parenthood. Go to the website ProLifeAction.org for a free copy, or you can purchase several copies of this 96-page publication at a very reasonable rate.

May 24, 2009

In Memory Of Faith

Many of you have read and commented on my previous post about Myah and Faith and the blog babyfaithhope.blogspot.com. Here are Myah's last two posts:

Saturday, May 23

The best 93 days of my life...

were spent with my daughter. Faith went to Heaven today. We spent the entire morning and some of the afternoon snuggling together in my warm bed. I told her that I loved her many times. I was holding her in my arms when she passed away. It was around 4:40
in the afternoon. I had just finished changing her diaper and I decided to pick her up and wrap a blanket around her. She made a very sweet smiling face and held it for several seconds... I thought it was very cute. I waited for her to take her next breath, but she didn't. She looked up at me and opened her beautiful eyes, and I realized what was happening. I told her to go with Jesus. I told her that I loved her and that it was ok, that I would meet her in Heaven. I held her close and cried tears on her face. I felt her chest and there was no longer a heartbeat. But she still looked so beautiful. And even now, she is still so amazingly beautiful... as I hold her here she is looking like a porcelain doll. Her tube feed is gone. Her lips are still pink and her facial expression looks so happy and peaceful. God is good.

Thank you all for your prayers.


We spent the night holding Faith and reliving some of the wonderful memories captured of her on video. I will never get over her cuteness... her sweet little voice and all her little facial expressions, her feisty personality, the way she hummed to herself when sucking on her souckie... the way she looked like a baby bird whenever she would suck in her bottom lip, the little dip between her bottom lip and her chin, the way she would route around and suck on mommy's nose, her big exaggerated sneezes, all her smiles and grins... I am convinced that she was the most adorable little girl there ever was. I just keep watching the "Kisses" video over and over again. It never gets old. If you go to the March posts, you can watch it over and over too if you want :) I will be posting many more photos and videos of Faith in the coming days and weeks... I'm sure it will be a huge comfort for me. I am so grateful for all the time I had with Faith and for all the photos and videos and for the memories we shared. And I can't wait to see her again... I don't know how she could get any cuter but I'm sure she is even more beautiful now that she is living it up in Heaven.

God bless Myah and Faith

May 14, 2009

What I Would Ask Barack Obama

Barack Obama was in my area today for a town hall meeting. I have been thinking about what I would ask him if I had the chance. Here it goes:

From your actions and beliefs, it's apparent that you are one of the most pro-torture people in the United States. Yes, you are a strong proponent of torture in the name of abortion for unborn babies and by your actions and words, even some born babies. Why do you believe in this type of torture that tears the unborn limb by limb, burns it, sucks it though a tube, or other methods until it dies?
You went overseas and criticized America or never defended it when leaders of other countries were verbally destroying us. Why didn't you point out all the great things we have done in our short history?

You said that we aren't a Christian nation, although the documents and words from our founding fathers show that the birth of our nation was based on Christian principles. Your administration also called those who believe in end times and the pro-life view as possible terrorists. Why do have such animosity against Christians that are 77% of our population?

You say that you want to have abortion rare, but if someone wants to have one, it's their choice. If the practice is acceptable enough that you think people should have it done, why should it be rare?

Why do you, your administration, and your media attempt to discredit or destroy anyone who disagrees with you: Joe the plumber, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and her family, Chrysler investors, Fox News, small businesses, etc.?

Why did you say that you didn't want your daughters punished with a baby?

Should your mother have aborted you? Why not? If you shouldn't have been aborted, why should others?

If there was such an urgency about the stimulus bill that it had to be passed before anyone had time to read it, why is our economy still having major problems?

Do we really have a national health care crisis? I'm sure there are individual crisis situations, but locally if they don't have insurance, they would go to our university hospital and pay on a sliding scale or get it free. If there is a crisis situation in America, then it seems I would encounter people at every turn who couldn't get insurance.

Capitalism and individual freedom have been the cornerstones of the greatness of America. Why do you want to destroy these principles in favor of socialism that has had a very poor track record?

May 12, 2009

Miss California Stands Up For Her Beliefs And Keeps Her Crown



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From WorldNetDaily, By Ann Coulter

Liberal Taliban Issues Fatwa Against Miss California


Posted: May 13, 2009
5:56 pm Eastern

© 2009

Not even Dick Cheney can incite the blood-curdling rage of liberals at the sight of a sexy evangelical Christian. Paula Jones, Katherine Harris, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin and, most recently, Miss California, Carrie Prejean, have all come under a frenzy of attacks from liberals.

Christians are supposed to be fat, balding sweaty little men with bad complexions. It's liberals who are supposed to be the sexy ones. (I know that from watching "The West Wing" and all movies starring Julia Roberts.)
But sadly for liberals, in real life, the fat, balding sweaty little guy with the bad complexion is Perez Hilton and the smoking-hot babe is Carrie Prejean.

This apparent contradiction incites violent anger in liberals, triggering their famous "flight or flight" response. So liberals are, once again, launching furious attacks on a beautiful Christian in a fit of pique similar to the one directed at Joan of Arc.

First, the Miss USA contest held a press conference to announce that Prejean had breast implants. Take a Christian position in public and Satan's handmaidens will turn all your secrets into front-page news.

Next, a photographer released a single cheesecake photo of Prejean. This prompted liberal reporters who have never met a Christian to proclaim that Christians were outraged by the photo. Liberals believe abortion is a sacrament, but smoking, wearing short skirts and modeling lingerie are mortal sins. (And if wearing women's underwear is a basis for being disqualified from the pageant, that's the end of Perez Hilton's judging career.)

Then on Monday some genuine "semi-nude" photos were released. These were not what we'd call appropriate for a Christian. In a curiously similar attack, the left's final attempt to destroy Paula Jones was to lure her into appearing naked in Penthouse magazine. Oh well.

Christians aren't people who believe they are without sin; they're people who know they're sinners and are awestruck by God's grace in sending his only Son to take the punishment they deserve.

This is in contradistinction to liberals, all of whom believe they're on a fast track to heaven on the basis of being "basically good" people – and also believe that anyone who disagrees with that theological view is evil.

Finally (so far, anyway), reporters gleefully released the divorce records of Prejean's parents. Because when you want the truth, what is more reliable than angry accusations traded in the middle of an acrimonious divorce?

Liberals used the divorce papers to argue that Prejean had some deep-seated psychological disturbance causing her to oppose gay marriage. Symptoms of this debilitating illness include a belief in some sort of "god" and a reverence for the Bible.

It's not as if Prejean's special talent in the Miss USA contest was to perform an opposite-sex marriage. (Or, as the president and I call it, "marriage.") She didn't even volunteer her "controversial" views on marriage. Rather, she was asked for her opinion on gay marriage and gave it – in an answer wrapped in so many layers of sugar it took 10 minutes to get to the point.

"Well, I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. You know what, in my country, in my family, I do believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there. But that's how I was raised, and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman."

What a vicious hate-monger! Any second there I was expecting her to bust out a "by golly!" or an "oh my gosh!" Angry gay-marriage supporters should be happy they didn't get my version of that answer. It contains some terms you won't find in your Bible.

Liberals wouldn't attack James Dobson with the amount of bile they've directed at a 21-year-old beauty contestant. It's not just Christianity – it's women liberals hate.

From Jean-Paul Sartre, Pablo Picasso and Bertrand Russell, who treated women – mostly their mistresses – like dogs, to Teddy Kennedy and Bill Clinton in our own day, liberals are ferocious misogynists. They share Muslims' opinion of women, differing only to the extent that liberals also support a women's right to have an abortion and to perform lap dances.

You'd be better off in a real burqa than under the authority of a liberal American male.

I'm not sure we needed a psychological profile of Prejean to figure out why she holds the same position on gay marriage as: the president, the vice president, the secretary of state, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, John Edwards and his mistress, and the vast majority of the American people.

But what is crying out for an explanation is why every bubblehead TV news anchorette from a nice, churchgoing red state ends up adopting the political views of Karl Marx.

From Katie Couric on CBS to Norah O'Donnell on MSNBC, the whole stable of TV anchorettes weirdly have the exact same politics as their liberal masters. It's the ideological burqa women are required to wear to work in the mainstream media. As with a conventional burqa, it enforces conformity and severely restricts the vision.

The only way to protect yourself is to do the liberal male's bidding, as the bubblehead anchorettes do, or stand on the rock of Christianity.

Now, another beautiful Christian has thrown off the liberal burqa, thereby inciting mass hysteria throughout the liberal establishment. Prejean doesn't care. She is blazing across the sky, as impotent nose-pickers jockey for a piece of her reflected light by hurling insults at her.

May 10, 2009

What Does Planned Parenthood And Most Churches Have In Common?

What does Planned Parenthood and most churches have in common? The love of money when it pertains to the abortion issue.

Planned Parenthood, of course, is a multi-million dollar operation, with a sizable chunk of their revenue resulting from abortions. Obviously, there is a tremendous amount of outrage from the pro-life community about this money-making operation. Also, there's much disgust about the millions of taxpayer dollars that are funneled to Planned Parenthood.

Where is the outrage targeted at the thousands of churches that stand silent on this issue, for what I believe is one reason - the love of money. There's been a murmur in the pro-life community about this, but the churches have basically ignored it. Because they are a tax-exempt organization, they don't want even a hint of violating that designation, in fear that they would then have to pay taxes for their church. Consequently, they feel the congregation wouldn't donate because they wouldn't get a tax deduction. Even before the present administration, they were so worried about rocking the boat, that they just kept silent.

Also, I believe the silence of the churches is because they are convinced that any focus on this issue would cause them to lose donations even though they are still a non-profit entity. They fear that because some members may have had abortions or because the churches perceive this to be such a dividing issue, people would be offended, and the money would stop rolling in. Consequently, many rarely, if ever, mention the fact that 4,000 babies die every day in this country. Their love of money supersedes their voicing any dissenting word about the torture and slaughter of over a million babies a year in the United States alone. Of course, there are many Catholic Churches, plus assorted others who aren't afraid to speak their minds on the horror of abortion and haven't lost their non-profit status yet.

Most churches preach to their parishioners to practice a high moral lifestyle, but in reality they don't practice what they preach. By turning away from this tragedy, they are in essence, condoning the behaviour, which is unconscionable on their part. It even seems ironic that churches regularly call their parishioners sinners, but they ignore the sin of killing innocent lives right under their collective noses. After the events of September 11, 2001, most churches had special services because of the nationwide horror and grief after losing 3,500 of our fellow citizens. America loses this many every day in the name of abortion, but most churches stay silent for one reason - the love of money.