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Times Square Digital Sign Owners Snub Focus on the Family’s Pro-Life Event

Three digital sign companies in New York, Silvercast, Clear Channel Outdoor, and ABC Supersign, refused to provide jumbotron space in Times Square to Focus on the Family for its “Alive From New York” livestream that will show 4D ultrasound images of babies in the womb.

Said Focus on the Family President Jim Daly, “There are many people who don’t want the world to see these images of pre-born life, because the abortion industry is predicated on a lie—namely that a baby is just a blob of tissue inside the womb. It’s not. It’s a baby.”

Daly said that Focus on the Family will bring in its own digital signage and that the livestream event on May 4 will go on as planned from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. EDT. The event features live music, inspirational speeches, and abortion survivor stories, along with the ultrasound presentation. Event registration is free. For more information and to sign up, go here.

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National Pro-Life Movement Gains More Traction

Those who had been sitting on the sidelines on the issue of life have been coming out in droves to defend unborn babies, thanks to a new pro-life film and sickening abortion legislation that passed in New York.

The Unplanned movie has sparked a prayer movement. Last weekend, 166 National Pro-Life Candlelight Vigils were held at Planned Parenthood abortion centers in 40 U.S. states, with more than 10,000 people participating. Organizers of the Protest Planned Parenthood movement included the Pro-Life Action League, Created Equal, and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, along with more than 75 local, state, and national pro-life groups.

“We’re really encouraging people to take those feelings of sorrow and sadness, what they saw in that movie, and also that feeling of gratefulness to God’s mercy that Abby Johnson was shown, and turn that into action,” said Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League.

Then this week, in response to the recent legalization of infanticide in New York, Students for Life of America went to Times Square in New York City to hold a rally with 900 pink crosses representing the 900 babies that are killed daily at Planned Parenthood clinics across the nation and to display pro-life messages for three days on a digital billboard.

On May 4, Focus on the Family will present “Alive from New York,” a 4D live ultrasound of a baby in the womb on the jumbotrons in Times Square. The free event will be held from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and will also feature live music and inspirational speeches.

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Live 4D Ultrasound Planned for Times Square

Focus on the Family will be broadcasting a live, in-real-time 4D ultrasound of an unborn baby on giant jumbotrons in Times Square May 4 in response to New York’s extreme abortion law and attempts to pass similar legislation in Virginia.

Focus’ goal is to encourage the world to value the sanctity of life and promote a culture that will help women choose life. “Times Square is known as ‘The Crossroads of the World’ and we’re at a crossroad as a nation regarding life,” says Focus on the Family President Jim Daly. “Do we really want to be part of the Abortion Axis of Evil – like China, North Korea, and Vietnam that allows abortion for any reason after 20 weeks? We’re hearing from people all over the country who are disgusted by the blatant disregard for life. Enough is enough!”

Research shows that as many as 54-percent of pregnant women will choose not to abort after seeing a 4D image of their unborn baby.

The Focus on the Family presentation, Alive From New York, will also include live music and special guest speakers. To find out more or to sign the Declaration for Life petition, go here.

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New York Governor Hopes to Lift Ban on Commercial Surrogacy

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo—fresh from signing legislation allowing abortions even if the infant is born alive—said that he would ask the Legislature to repeal the law banning paid surrogacy contracts that his father, Gov. Mario Cuomo, put in place in 1992.

If passed, the Child-Parent Security Act (CPSA) would allow New Yorkers to pay a woman to carry to term a child conceived through in-vitro fertilization. Surrogates can get paid as much as $50,000 to carry a baby to term. This LGBT-supported bill would also expand the definition of parent to include same-sex parents.

“New York’s antiquated laws frankly are discriminatory against all couples struggling with fertility, same sex or otherwise,” Gov. Cuomo said. “This measure rights this wrong and creates a new and long-overdue path for them to start families . . .”.

However, Kathleen Gallagher, the New York Catholic Conference director of pro-life activities, said, “This is the buying and selling of children and the exploitation of women. There are going to be poor women exploited by wealthy couples.”

Beyond making children a commodity, Gov. Cuomo’s legislation would be putting a stamp of approval on the creation of families in which the child is intentionally deprived of a mother for the emotional well-being of adults.

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New NY Legislation Allows for Abortion Until Birth

On the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act into law, making it legal to abort babies until birth in the Empire State.

The new law also allows non-doctors to perform abortions, erases the state’s recognition of preborn babies older than 24 weeks as potential homicide victims, and removes abortion from the penal code entirely.

Gov. Cuomo, after receiving a standing ovation from those in the room, stated, “The most aggressive women’s equality platform in the nation is going to be in law in this state. And that’s the way it should be.”

The choice of the word “aggressive” should make those of us who are pro-life cringe. Live Action leader Lila Rose said it well: “This is no different than infanticide.”

Gov. Cuomo later ordered the One World Trade Center spire to be lit up in pink overnight to mark the enshrining of the “fundamental right” to abortion in New York state law. How ironic that this same building holds a memorial to eleven unborn children who were victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack.

“It’s unconscionable,” said Nashville-area resident and board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Omar Hamada about New York’s abortion law when interviewed by FOX News. “It does go against what we do as physicians in terms of saving lives and comforting patients.” Hamada also explained that while liberals try to justify third-trimester abortions, late-term abortions are never necessary to save the life of the mother.

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