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Actress gives [Pro-Life] clinic ultrasound machine
Valley Press ^ | on Wednesday, May 4, 2005. | LISA WAHLA HOWARD

Posted on 05/04/2005 2:49:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin

PALMDALE - While "Everybody Loves Raymond" character Debra Barone will live on in television reruns, a generous gift from actress Patricia Heaton will live on in the lives of babies born to Antelope Valley women who were considering having abortions. Heaton, who has won two Emmy awards for her role in the hit sitcom, was honored Tuesday for donating a $25,000 high-tech ultrasound machine to the AV Pregnancy Counseling Center, which was renamed Women's Clinic of the Antelope Valley.

Ultrasound machines offer pregnant women a detailed view of their unborn children, even at only a couple of months along, and have helped convince many women leaning toward abortion to change their minds, center director Marc Boileau said.

"We needed a miracle, and we got one in Patricia Heaton," Boileau said.

"Since opening with the ultrasound machine, our clients have tripled. This ultrasound machine has really, really made a difference … and is saving lives."

Heaton, who is honorary chairwoman for Feminists for Life, offered to donate money for several machines at a fund-raising dinner for the Right to Life League of Southern California.

Heaton's donation purchased four machines, and the organization Focus on the Family provided funds for a fifth, said former Right to Life League leader Bernadette Gonzalez. Besides Palmdale, pro-life medical centers in Monrovia, Santa Monica, San Gabriel and Ridgecrest received the machines.

Heaton said the pro-life perspective is perfectly compatible with feminism, saying she believes women should be able to choose to have their babies without risking their educations, their employment or their relationships.

"Women deserve better, and should be able to have children, have an education and have their jobs," Heaton said.

"This has enabled me to be in Hollywood … and challenge people if they are pro-choice to help people have a choice."

Heaton recently traveled to Washington to meet with members of Congress on pro-life issues, something the actress has more time to do now that "Raymond," in its ninth and final season, has finished filming.

Heaton said Feminists for Life is hitting college campuses with the message of changing society to become more supportive of parenting and children, so women who didn't plan to be pregnant feel supported in having their babies.

To use the ultrasound machine, the center applied for and received medical clinic status from the California Department of Health Services and began offering ultrasounds in June.

On Tuesday, the name change was celebrated with a second grand opening and a ribbon-cutting by Heaton.

Doctors Christine Cambridge and Beatrice Lauria are the center's medical directors; other medical staffers and volunteer counselors also help run the facility.

Women who decide to go through with their pregnancies are offered baby supplies, cribs, formula, maternity clothes and more, while counseling is offered to women who will give birth as well as to those who have had abortions.

Boileau said in the first four months of 2004, six women decided to give birth after leaning toward having an abortion; in the same time span this year, 36 women have made the same decision.

The center is on pace to see 130 women give birth after planning to have abortions, he said, compared to a previous high of 46 women changing their minds in one year.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: actress; chooselife; debrabarone; life; patriciaheaton; prolife; savinglives; ultrasound
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1 posted on 05/04/2005 2:49:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

If she hadn't already, she just made the Hollywood blacklist.


2 posted on 05/04/2005 2:54:39 PM PDT by Spok
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To: BenLurkin

Kudos to Patricia Heaton. I know she is pro-life and God Bless her for it, not easy in her line of work.


3 posted on 05/04/2005 2:55:57 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (FR is so popular that people repost our thoughts on different message boards! It is an honor!)
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To: BenLurkin
In case there's a rule . . .


4 posted on 05/04/2005 2:56:35 PM PDT by blues_guitarist (http://mundane-noodle.blogspot.com)
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To: BenLurkin

God, I love this woman!!


5 posted on 05/04/2005 2:57:03 PM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA) Wisconsin Hunter Shootings: If you want on/off the WI Hunters ping list, please let me know.)
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To: BenLurkin

6 posted on 05/04/2005 2:58:14 PM PDT by minus_273
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks to her on behalf of all the children who will see the color of their mothers' eyes.

May her stand become a leadership position among her cowering peers and may this bring her success instead of approbation.


7 posted on 05/04/2005 2:59:02 PM PDT by Spirited (God, Bless America ) ;))
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To: BenLurkin

God bless Patricia Heaton.


8 posted on 05/04/2005 2:59:15 PM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: BenLurkin

conservative and hot


9 posted on 05/04/2005 3:01:29 PM PDT by DM1
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To: BenLurkin
I think she is fantastic!! I am over the moon at what she is doing!

The only thing that worries me is that giving cribs, etc. to these brave women and girls who will choose to let their babies live might encourage them to keep their babies, which of course is an option. Still, adoption hopefully is another choice presented to them, in which an intact family will raise the precious baby.

I hate even to mention that, because this is such a magnificent thing she is doing, saving the ONLY lives on the planet liberals do not care about.

10 posted on 05/04/2005 3:02:49 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: blues_guitarist
Definitely a WINNER:
11 posted on 05/04/2005 3:03:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Ladysmith

Yep, she (and her kind) gets sexier every day.


12 posted on 05/04/2005 3:03:52 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: BenLurkin

Good for her!


13 posted on 05/04/2005 3:04:33 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: blues_guitarist

There is now.


14 posted on 05/04/2005 3:08:59 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.)
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To: blues_guitarist
If there wasn't one already please let me be the first to request that one be put into place immediately.
15 posted on 05/04/2005 3:09:24 PM PDT by got_moab? (Like Snoop says, "When you dis' DeLay you dis' yourself")
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To: BenLurkin

It's sad that the words "pro life actress" was enough for me to know who it was without reading her name.


16 posted on 05/04/2005 3:09:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (I don't suffer from stress. I am a carrier!)
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To: Spok

"If she hadn't already, she just made the Hollywood blacklist."

I doubt she cares. Thanks to syndication, she's set for life. It's nice to see a Hollywierd-o using her powers for Good and not Evil. She's played the game well, IMHO.

What's Cameron Diaz done lately? Provided free abortion suction tubes to her local clinic for all the rapes that Republicans have caused since President Bush was elected? *Rolleyes*

I FINALLY talked my slightly left-leaning DH into watching an "Everybody Loves Raymond" episode a few weeks back. He laughed his butt off...and then I broke the news to him about what a "D@mn Republican" that Patricia is...and then "I" laughed my butt off, LOL!


17 posted on 05/04/2005 3:10:14 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: BigWaveBetty

Can we draft her to run for Congress? What's her district?


18 posted on 05/04/2005 3:12:46 PM PDT by ken5050 (The Dem party is as dead as the NHL)
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To: BenLurkin

I LOVE this woman! She's fearless! And I ALWAYS check out Albertson's before shopping because I want to support her.


19 posted on 05/04/2005 3:13:13 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Freeping since March 1998. This is my blessing. This is my curse.)
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To: BenLurkin
God bless her.

Red

20 posted on 05/04/2005 3:15:43 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (God bless America...land that I love...stand beside her and guide her...)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Ping.


21 posted on 05/04/2005 3:19:02 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (I ain't got a dime, but what I got is mine. I ain't rich, but lord I'm free.)
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To: cripplecreek; jan in Colorado

"It's sad that the words "pro life actress" was enough for me to know who it was without reading her name."


Yes, I knew it was her too.

God bless this terrific lady!


22 posted on 05/04/2005 3:22:26 PM PDT by Bennett46 (Please pray for TexasCowboy)
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To: ken5050
Can we draft her to run for Congress? What's her district?

NO! NO! NO! STOP IT!

If she wants to go into politics, let her do it on her own, like Sonny Bono did when he was at odds with the mayor of Palm Springs. He got into the arena, learned his stuff, and won. Eventually, he ran for Congress and won, his last time defeating "Pa Walton" (actor Ralph Waite), a Democrat.

Rob "Meathead" Reiner is expected to challenge Demo slimeball Phil Angelides for the Demo Goober nomination. Michael Moore has been publicly calling for Tom Hanks to throw his hat in the ring somewhere in California. I hope and pray R-nold hasn't inspired better actors to ride on their stardom to statehouses and Washington. If a trend begins, American legislatures may very well look like an episode of The Surreal Life!

23 posted on 05/04/2005 3:23:47 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Freeping since March 1998. This is my blessing. This is my curse.)
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To: ken5050
An excellent idea but unfortunately for us Heaton lives in LA aka Maxine Waters country.

Patricia says, "Sorry Ken!"

I don't know how current the contact information is but I sent a thank you to her.

PatriciaHeaton.com

24 posted on 05/04/2005 3:26:43 PM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: BenLurkin

With these new high-quality ultrasound images, it is no longer possible for Planned Barrenhood to call a developing baby a "blob" or "not a baby yet."

BUT considering letting an innocent disabled woman die of thirst by court order is now okay, why shouldn't the killing of innocent babies continue, no matter how compelling their images?


25 posted on 05/04/2005 3:26:50 PM PDT by Conservatrix (He who stands for nothing will fall for anything.)
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To: BenLurkin
I love Patricia Heaton {and I think the wife knows 8>) }Class act all the way. What a beautiful gift from a beautiful lady. It's sort of ironic that her co-star on Raymond, Doris Roberts, is a flaming Hollywierd abortion advocate.
26 posted on 05/04/2005 4:12:16 PM PDT by Horatio Gates (If the thought of Hillary as prez doesn't make your skin crawl, it's on too tight.)
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To: blues_guitarist

"So let it be written, so let it be done!

Rameses II (Yul Brenner) "The Ten Commandmants"


27 posted on 05/04/2005 4:17:48 PM PDT by Joe Marine 76
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To: BigWaveBetty
An excellent idea but unfortunately for us Heaton lives in LA aka Maxine Waters country.

Patricia Heaton lives in South Central LA? :-) ("LA" has probably 30+ congressional districts)

28 posted on 05/04/2005 4:26:40 PM PDT by hattend (Alaska....in a time warp all it's own!)
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To: shotokan
It's sort of ironic that her co-star on Raymond, Doris Roberts, is a flaming Hollywierd abortion advocate.

The friction between them on the show may not be acting.

29 posted on 05/04/2005 4:27:40 PM PDT by hattend (Alaska....in a time warp all it's own!)
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To: hattend

GOD BLESS PATRICIA HEATON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


30 posted on 05/04/2005 4:40:50 PM PDT by Schichtel (Scorch)
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To: Joe Marine 76

I'll second that motion.


31 posted on 05/04/2005 4:42:23 PM PDT by Horatio Gates (If the thought of Hillary as prez doesn't make your skin crawl, it's on too tight.)
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To: L.N. Smithee

What's Albertson's?


32 posted on 05/04/2005 4:48:29 PM PDT by clarissaexplainsitall (stewed tomatoes are just plain gross)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

What's a DH?


33 posted on 05/04/2005 4:49:49 PM PDT by Rider on the Rain
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To: BenLurkin

Cool.


34 posted on 05/04/2005 4:49:50 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: clarissaexplainsitall

Albertson's is a Supermarket Chain (like Safeway, Raley's etc) and Patricia Heaton has done a few ads for them.


35 posted on 05/04/2005 4:50:37 PM PDT by hattend (Alaska....in a time warp all it's own!)
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To: Rider on the Rain

Designated hitter, the bane of baseball purists.


36 posted on 05/04/2005 4:50:58 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: blues_guitarist
I was hoping you would post a still from this past Monday's show-where she was wearing black lingerie. As someone noted on a Patricia Heaton fan site-HEAT ON is an appropriate name.
37 posted on 05/04/2005 4:55:36 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: jwalsh07

Well, I know what it stands for in baseball terms, but in the context Diana was using, I'm not sure.


38 posted on 05/04/2005 4:56:02 PM PDT by Rider on the Rain
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To: clarissaexplainsitall

Albertson's is the supermarket chain she does TV and radio ads for.


39 posted on 05/04/2005 4:57:40 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Freeping since March 1998. This is my blessing. This is my curse.)
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To: hattend; ken5050
Oops! Since I don't live in CA I didn't realize that LA is a really, really big place. And, I didn't see that tiny little marker on the map below (memo to self: get new glasses) that would indicate there's more LA than what's in Water's district.

I did wonder why LA was here and there! But I figured, it's California, they're whacky out there... ;-)

Heaton's bio didn't say north or south, east or west LA, so I'm lost, but thanks for the geography lesson!

Pay no attention to my above post Ken, I am clueless.

40 posted on 05/04/2005 4:59:36 PM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: cripplecreek
It's sad that the words "pro life actress" was enough for me to know who it was without reading her name.

You took the words right out of my mouth. How sad that there isn't another one in all of Holywood, as far as I know. Maybe Dixie Carter, but she doesn't speak on abortion as far as I know.

41 posted on 05/04/2005 4:59:41 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: BigWaveBetty

Is District 35 Waters' district?

I'm guessing Patricia Heaton lives in Hollywood/Brentwood...whatever district that might be.

I don't live in SoCal, so I'm not sure. (My home is in Redding in NorCal and I'm working in Alaska)


42 posted on 05/04/2005 5:05:24 PM PDT by hattend (Alaska....in a time warp all it's own!)
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To: IslamoCommieObserver

Trivia
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Went to St. Raphael's Catholic grade School, Bay Village, Ohio.

Daughter of Chuck Heaton, sportswriter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Her brother, Michael Heaton, who writes for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, is getting involved in show business as a writer.

She has four sons: Sam Hunt (b. 1994), John Basil Hunt (b. 1996), Joseph Charles 'Joe' Hunt (b. 1997) and Daniel Patrick 'Dan' Hunt (b. January 20th, 1999).

Graduate of Bay High School class of 1976.

While at Bay High School she sang in the choir, performed in the Stage Band, and was a member of the Rockettes Drill Team with the Bay Rockets' Marching Band.

Told "Entertainment Tonight" (1981) she was considering adopting a child. She already has four sons (none adopted). All four of her sons appear with her in the latest Jewel commercial when she's at home going over details of a party and her sons are all watching TV and checking off items she lists. [November 2001]

Graduated from Ohio State University in 1980 with a BA in Theater.

Honorary Chair of Feminists for Life — a nonsectarian, nonpartisan, grassroots organization established 30 years ago which opposes all forms of cruelty directed at women including domestic violence, child abuse, infanticide, and abortion —the cause to which Patricia Heaton was most passionately drawn.

She is a sister of the Delta Gamma sorority.

Spokeswoman for Jewel Food Stores in Chicago, Illinois (an Albertson's Company).

Irish-American.

Spokeswoman for supermarkets owned by Alberstons, Inc., including Albertsons (West Coast, Rocky Mountain, Great Plains and Gulf Coast States), Acme Markets (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania), and Jewel-Osco (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin).

Auditioned for the role as Elaine on "Seinfeld" (1990).

All of her children were born by Caesarian section. The damage to her body was repaired with plastic surgery.


44 posted on 05/04/2005 5:11:27 PM PDT by hattend (Alaska....in a time warp all it's own!)
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To: cripplecreek
It might surprise you how many 'pro-life actresses' there are 'out there'. This is one of the most effective ways to save alive unborn children, by changing their mothers' minds about what/who they are in the womb. One leg of the three-legged stool to bring about change in abortion on demand is to inform those giving life support to the little ones. Now, if we can get some strength on those other two legs ...
46 posted on 05/04/2005 5:23:21 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: hattend

Yes it is, that much I got correct.


47 posted on 05/04/2005 5:23:52 PM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: Miss Marple

Jennifer O'Neill


48 posted on 05/04/2005 5:27:48 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Rider on the Rain

Just joshin'.


49 posted on 05/04/2005 5:29:21 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: BenLurkin

Awesome.


50 posted on 05/04/2005 5:30:06 PM PDT by Miss Behave ("It was wrong.")
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