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‘Bella’ Actor Opens L.A.Pro-Life Medical Center
Our Sunday Visitor ^ | 6/12/11 | Jim Graves

Posted on 06/03/2011 7:00:42 AM PDT by marshmallow

Eduardo Verastegui wants Guadalupe Medical Center to be “an oasis of life”

In his hit 2006 movie “Bella,” Mexican actor and producer Eduardo Verastegui’s character walks off his job to spend the day with a co-worker contemplating an abortion. Verastegui rehearsed by going to an actual abortion clinic; after arriving, he soon forgot his movie and was distressed to see many young women enter the clinic in tears.

Sidewalk counselors asked him to translate for a Mexican immigrant couple about to enter the clinic. The couple recognized Verastegui from his work on Mexican telenovelas, or soap operas, and talked with him for 45 minutes. They left without entering.

Months later, the couple called him to share that the child they had intended to abort had just been born and they wanted to name him Eduardo in his honor.

Verastegui went to the hospital and held the baby. “It was beautiful,” he said. “By the grace of God, I was able to help save this baby.” Guadalupe Center

In an effort to help more women choose life, Verastegui and his nonprofit organization, Mantle of Guadalupe (www.mantodeguadalupe.org), opened the Guadalupe Medical Center in Los Angeles in September. The clinic serves one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, consisting of predominantly Latino residents.

“My hope is that Guadalupe Medical Center will reach and help many women, children and families,” Verastegui said. “It will be an oasis of life for those most in need.”

The 5,000-square-foot facility serves 20 women daily and offers free pregnancy-related services such as ultrasounds, prenatal care and natural family planning education. It offers medical services in addition to counseling, and has an obstetrician/gynecologist on staff. At a January fundraiser, Verastegui pledged to make it the largest pro-life clinic in the country.

Jaime Hernandez, president of Mantle of Guadalupe and Verastegui’s.....

(Excerpt) Read more at osv.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: catholic; eduardoverastegui; prolife

1 posted on 06/03/2011 7:00:44 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Nice way to end the week - with a positive, uplifting story! Thanks!


2 posted on 06/03/2011 7:11:38 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: marshmallow

Now this is AWESOME. God be praised...!


3 posted on 06/03/2011 7:12:52 AM PDT by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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To: marshmallow

Silly question but why is this happening in America? Shouldn’t this be happening in Mexico?


4 posted on 06/03/2011 7:25:11 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: marshmallow
Bella the movie: next Passion of the Christ?


Eduardo Verástegui: for the FReep-etts.

5 posted on 06/03/2011 7:34:09 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: jmacusa

It is a silly question. The fact that it is happening is what is important and joyous. It goes against all of God’s laws to kill an unborn baby anywhere and hopefully the day will come when this type of clinic replaces all of the abortion mills, that are Planned Parenthood. Pray for that day for I believe that is the day we will return to God’s Good Grace and our land will be restored. Abortion is a curse on our country.


6 posted on 06/03/2011 7:39:39 AM PDT by Josephat
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To: Josephat

Amen! Amen!


7 posted on 06/03/2011 7:47:05 AM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: marshmallow
"In his hit 2006 movie “Bella"

As well as having a strongly moral message - it is a very good, watchable, 'entertaining' movie. The language is English with a touch of Spanish.

8 posted on 06/03/2011 8:16:22 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: marshmallow
Bella Star Eduardo Saves Five Unborn Babies’ Lives (up to 300 now)

But Eduardo's most precious testimony goes back to the time he was doing research for his lead role in this award-winning, romantic drama.

Eduardo says, "I decided to go to an abortion center to see if I could learn more about what women think and feel when faced with a crisis pregnancy..." That's when Eduardo met a couple seeking an abortion. He spoke with them for 45 minutes, offering them hope, help, encouragement and his phone number.

"Several months later," Eduardo continues, "I received a phone call from the man I met with the pregnant lady in front of the abortion center. He said, 'Hello Eduardo - this is Javier, and I have great news. My boy was born yesterday! I want to thank you and ask your permission - I would like to name him, Eduardo.'"

"I just put the phone down - I couldn't even talk," Eduardo says. "It's the most emotional thing I've ever done in my life. It changed my life. It was beautiful. I went to the hospital to meet them and see the baby. A few weeks later, I was holding little Eduardito in my hands. It was beautiful!"

9 posted on 06/03/2011 8:35:41 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: Josephat

Amen.


10 posted on 06/03/2011 8:47:07 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

The key is “ very good movie”, and the great thing is the way he took his ego out of the role by wearing the heavy beard. He is a man of great tact, and a man of great honor, it seems.


11 posted on 06/03/2011 8:56:39 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Josephat

I agree with the point abortion is murder and at one time I supported abortion on demand. I have since be saved and have seen the light. However the law is the law and I’m fed up with having to pay the health care costs of illegals. Why can’t their own country being doing this?


12 posted on 06/03/2011 10:08:47 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Servant of the Cross; BykrBayb; pandoraou812; DJ MacWoW; trisham

Ping....


13 posted on 06/03/2011 5:52:59 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom; TigersEye

What a nice change to read a story that isn’t bad news.


14 posted on 06/03/2011 5:58:50 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.)
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To: jmacusa
The better solution is to deport the illegals.

The law is wrong, and this clinic could very well play into the elections. If an influential figure like Eduardo Verastegui can get this issue to the forefront in an area that is likely to vote heavily democrat otherwise, I say more power to him.

Obligatory picture for sister FReepettes.


15 posted on 06/03/2011 6:05:54 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

Thanks for observing the rules. Very nice.


16 posted on 06/03/2011 6:10:38 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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To: pandoraou812

Yes, that is a good story. More power to him.


17 posted on 06/03/2011 6:19:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: metmom

Thanks dear. Ah, you know I’m not an ‘’ette’’, right? I’m a guy. Married and all that. He’s not my ‘’type’’ :-)


18 posted on 06/03/2011 6:45:28 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: pandoraou812

Yeah,

he sure is......

I mean, yes, it sure is.


19 posted on 06/03/2011 7:03:20 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: jmacusa

Ah, yes, I just took the opportunity to post that and ping some sister freepers.

It was just bouncing it off you.

Rules are rules, you know.


20 posted on 06/03/2011 7:05:57 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

“Rules are rules’’. Yes they are indeed Madame. How stupid of me. But then we men are stupid about everything. :-)


21 posted on 06/03/2011 8:50:45 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: marshmallow
Pinged from Terri Dailies


22 posted on 06/05/2011 10:58:21 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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