March 2013 Newsletter

Posted By on March 19, 2013

“Simple morality dictates that unless and until someone can prove the unborn human is not alive, we must give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is (alive). And, thus, it should be entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” – Ronald Reagan 1982

Please pray for a culture of life in America.  Pray that one by one, family by family, women and men will say No to abortion.


Pro-Life Prayers Save 94 Babies From Abortion, So Far

by Shawn Carney, – Feb. 21, 2013

The first time I was invited to pray outside of an abortion facility, I didn’t really want to do it. Like me, many people’s initial reaction is to find the most heartfelt and sincere excuse. However, when we overcome that first natural hesitation and just do it, we don’t regret it. And it’s never what we thought it would be like.

When you pray outside an abortion facility at a 40 Days for Life vigil, you may affect women going into the building … the people driving by … the people who work there.

But there’s one other person your prayer experience can affect — YOU!

Here are just a few examples from the sidewalk:


“Today I prayed for three hours in front of the Planned Parenthood in Chapel Hill,” a volunteer wrote on the 40 Days for Life blog. “The steady stream of people going in and out, the sometimes packed parking lot, other people walking in from nearby parking lots and streets, was heartbreaking.”

People outside the building generally ignored him, he said — except for two men holding babies. Whenever he looked their way, he could tell they had been looking at them. But they would quickly glance away, trying to avoid making eye contact. Why were they there? What were they thinking?

The volunteer just continued to pray. “I prayed for babies to be saved, for mothers and family members to have a change of heart and find real help elsewhere, for workers to be convicted and quit” — anything to stop what was going on inside.

“I prayed with a small stone cross in my hand, the word ‘hope’ written on it,” he said. “I pray that those considering abortion will find real hope, real help and real life in Christ.”

To read more please click on the following link


You are invited to join us here in Fort Wayne to pray across from the abortion clinic on Inwood Drive. Daily from 8AM – 8PM, through March 24, 2013.


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Researchers at Wayne State University in Michigan are mapping, for the first time ever, fetal brain signals.

Science has proven that unborn babies show brainwaves starting at just several weeks into pregnancy and the scientists say the mapping project could lead to methods of helping prevent and treat brain disorders such as autism or dyslexia.

From the Detroit News article:

Moriah Thomason, a developmental neuroscientist, collaborated with other WSU researchers and used magnetic resonance imaging to capture real-time images that showed communication signals between more than 40 regions of the brain of fetuses in utero.

The study was published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine, a journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

“We never, ever have been able to peer into the fetal brain and look at the development of functional networks,” said Thomason, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the WSU School of Medicine and principal investigator of the study.

“Scientific researchers will take this new method and apply it to a great number of questions, and that will help us all.”

The results are the first from an MRI collaboration between WSU’s School of Medicine and the Perinatology Research Branch, a division of the National Institutes of Health based at WSU that focuses on problems in pregnancies. The research branch has been based at the university since 2002 and recently learned it will keep the government contract through 2023.

Brain disorders begin in the womb, but scientists have never had a method of studying brain development at that stage. However, those involved are demonstrating that the brain of an unborn baby can be studied while in the womb using MRI scans that are not harmful for either mother or child.

The babies they are studying are between 24 and 38 weeks of pregnancy.

“By understanding how a lack of (brain) connectivity occurs, the research community can begin to identify what things influence early brain development,” Thomason said.

“If we know what disrupts or impedes healthy brain development, then we have a better shot at finding a way to treat and possibly prevent it.”

The findings show brain connections strengthened between the right and left sides as fetuses developed, and short-distance connections in the brain network are more strongly connected than long-range connections.

It is the first study of a larger project that seeks to define how functional brain networks form in fetuses and examine the environment of the developing child in utero, and factors in the mother’s life.

The project plans to track the fetuses when they become infants and throughout their lives so researchers can compare their neurodevelopment with what was seen in the womb.

The hope is to study the children of the fetuses, if funding allows.


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