Skip to comments.Eduardo Verastegui Talks about Obama, Saving Babies Outside L.A. Abortion Clinic
Posted on 10/01/2008 3:56:17 PM PDT by wagglebee
Los Angeles, October 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Saturday, September 27, the Mexican superstar of Latin America, Eduardo Verastegui, and several of his friends joined the 40 Days for Life prayer campaign outside Family Planning Associates, an abortion business at 601 S. Westmoreland Avenue. He went there for two reasons: to help mothers and their unborn children, and warn people about the number-one abortion celebrity, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL).
Verastegui is cofounder of L.A.-based Metanoia Films and lead actor in the company's first feature film, Bella (http://www.amazon.com/Bella-Eduardo-Ver%C3%A1stegui/dp/B0014...), which premiered in American movie theaters last October.
Until November 2, citizens of 179 cities in 47 of the United States and the District of Columbia are participating in 40 Days for Life (http://www.40daysforlife.com), peacefully praying outside abortion locations to end the holocaust. In the Canadian cities of Ottawa and Halifax, pro-lifers are publicly praying as well.
Armed with a rosary, Miraculous Medals and DVD copies of his latest production, Dura Realidad (Hard Truth), Verastegui and his friends approached seven women as they stood in line to enter the aforementioned abortion office.
John Anthony Hernandez, coordinator of 40 Days for Life Los Angeles, witnessed Verastegui's talent and skill. He said, "The words just seemed to flow from Eduardo and his companions who showed them the pro-life film, Dura Realidad, and directed the mothers to the LAPS [Los Angeles Pregnancy Services] center for help. He also handed everyone a Miraculous Medal and told them the beautiful story behind the medal and God's great love for us."
Verastegui told the women that he did not judge them. He said he knew they were suffering and he cared about them, but they were not alone. Verastegui warned that abortion causes sterility, and breast and uterine cancers. He said, "Now you're making that decision, so let me just share with you what they don't share with you inside. For example, I was at an abortion clinic that in the last three years more than 12 women - young ladies - have died. They don't tell you that."
Verastegui explained, "I was counting all the women lined up for an abortion. It was all Latinas and African Americans. And I said all I want to do here is to share with you a video on the hard truth about what is going on inside [that place]. And ya know what? By the grace of God, four babies were saved this morning."
At http://www.DuraRealidad.com, Verastegui appeals to his people in Spanish. He inquires, "Did you know that minority children are being aborted at more than double rate of white children?" He tells why abortionists target Hispanics. Then, introducing the segment showing abortion victims, Verastegui says, "Perhaps you question whether it is necessary to show a video like this, and my answer is the same that they give in schools about showing movies of the Nazi holocaust [Teachers] show them because the Nazi holocaust represents a terrible evil that words alone cannot describe." In conclusion, Verastegui discusses how Barack Obama's "inhuman" policies would endanger everyone if Obama is elected president.
CNA TV provided English subtitles and posted the video on YouTube.com, minus the victims segment. Soon Verastegui will release an English-language version of this video.
He said, "Most of the registered Latinos who are voting are voting for Obama. Why is that? He doesn't represent our values: respect for life, traditional marriage or even immigration reform.
"Americans and people around the world need to know about Obama," Verastegui continued. "If he is not going to defend the most innocent, then who is he going to defend? If someone is not willing to take a risk for the most innocent, which is babies, what can I expect from that person? He will not defend me. He will not defend you. That's what inspired me to put something together.
"I want people to know the truth about Obama," said Verastegui. "And I pray to God and I don't judge anyone, but there is objective truth on this issue: It is wrong and we need to make sure that everyone knows [abortion] is not a subjective thing. It's never okay to kill an innocent person."
As Americans say, Verastegui puts his money where his mouth is. His foundation Manto de Guadalupe builds homes for the poor in Latin America, and helps mothers in crisis there and in the U.S. Verastegui is alarmed that nine abortion centers exist along just one mile of L.A., so he will open a pregnancy resource center among them.
He said, "You wanna hear something really, really funny? Here's what happened at the end. All the nurses from the clinic - some were African Americans, some were Latinas - came outside." The next thing Eduardo Verastegui knew, eight nurses wanted someone to take pictures of them with him. Instead, he gave each nurse a Miraculous Medal and his DVD. They didn't want to watch his DVD, but promised to do so simply because he requested it. He told them, "I'm going to be here next Saturday and we'll take a picture next Saturday." Then the security guard confronted him, asking, "What are you doing here?" Verastegui countered, "What are you doing here, my friend?"
After our conversation, Verastegui left for Bella premiers in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama. Bella is also scheduled for release in Brazil, Hong Kong and Spain.
On Saturday, October 4, look for Eduardo Verastegui with the Los Angeles contingent of 40 Days for Life.
Anita Crane is a freelance writer and editor based in Virginia.
I fear neither of your answers are entirely true. But for tonight, I must depart, and so will leave you alone with them. Pleasant dreams!
Is there something about the word, “despicable” that gets to you, Etixos?
As of recent you have returned and sharpened your focus only on those of us who champion pro-life. Is the timing in harmony with the campaign of the pro death gang like the Obamacidal Maniac? Even since you appeared on scene in February, your posting has been consistent in vitriol towards us. We gave the benefit of doubt that just maybe you have a conservative core hidden somewhere. But nope, it always comes back to the same thing, a nibbling away at pro-life values, with attempts to soften the bites with smooth words and even a sound of friendliness.
I find the timing says a whole lot. At the moment, we defend against the greatest threat to the sanctity of life our country may ever have faced, and yet you offer them aid and comfort.
You are on the wrong forum, troll.
Etixos seems to have gotten a well-deserved ZOT!
exito’s exit better late than never.
exit strategy: make a pest of one’s self.
And in the end, pests generally get nuked in the bug zapper.
In a way you have to feel a little sorry for this troll though. It was obvious from his prolonged trolling that he genuinely wanted to experience some of the "beautiful euphoria" that he and his comrades insist accompany a long and painful death, but it was not meant to be.
Poor little guy. I know he would have enjoyed a drawn-out painful death. How many times die he sing the praises of such a death?
Come to think of it, he was talking about other people, not himself.
die he sing = did he sing
Well the new thing is for them to take ecstacy or LSD before dying, so that may have motivated him a little more.
www.judgegeorgegreer.com (Terri's killer)
What will the deathbots think of next? They come up with some pretty creative ways to commit murder.
True, but the bug zapper only gets those who come to it. Greer gets those who try to get away.
You have FReepmail.
Where’s the Terri’s Dailies banner?
Barack Obama is going to bug zap born alive infants, the disabled, seniors and other useless eaters. He’s a walking, talking death machine.
I'm always late to the fun.
If there are any suggestions, complaints or threads to ping, please let me know.
We will try our best to follow 8mm's fine example, but thanks in advance for your patience.
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A researcher who has spent over a decade examining the economic impact of abortion finds that the approximately 50.5 million abortions in the U.S. since 1970 have cost the American economy $35 trillion. That comes in the form of lost productivity by having fewer workers contributing to society.
Bellevue, NE (LifeNews.com) -- An elderly pro-life woman who had been trying to talk women heading to an abortion business out of having their abortion has been violently attacked. Mary Adam, 72, was knocked to the ground and injured outside a Omaha-area abortion center by the mother of a young woman who had changed her mind.
Thread by markomalley
Some North Texas Catholics are upset with a letter written to them by their local bishops, saying it amounts to an endorsement of John McCain for president.
"I was personally offended," said Phillip Archer of Dallas. "My bishop basically told me that if I vote for Barack Obama, I will go to hell."
The letter by Bishop Kevin Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas and Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Fort Worth says in part: "To vote for a candidate who supports the intrinsic evil of abortion or 'abortion rights' when there is a morally acceptable alternative would be to cooperate in the evil and, therefore, morally impermissible."
Thread by Kaslin
Never has the selection of a homecoming queen sent so many tears falling so freely.
Kristin Pass, an 18-year-old senior with Down syndrome, became Aledo High School's homecoming queen Friday to a joyous standing ovation and the flutter of a thousand tissues on a remarkable night for an amazing young woman.
Hyphenated conservatives aren’t really conservatives at all. Being a greedy liberal does not make one a fiscal-conservative. Advocating fiscal policies to fund liberal policies is not fiscal-conservatism.
Conservatism is more than the sum of its parts. It’s a whole way of thinking; of viewing the world; of being. And it doesn’t include killing off Granny to save Social Security.
Generally, a hyphenated-conservative is nothing more than a libertarian and libertarians are often nothing more than liberals or anarchists who don’t like taxes and don’t want ANYONE to interfere with their guns, porn, prostitutes or drugs.
“I’m a fiscal conservative but I’m pro-abortion” crowd needs to be shown just how closely the two are connected.”
The liberals are killing their social security, as well.
LONDON, October 15, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A man who was found guilty of murdering his unwilling elderly wife by smothering her with two plastic bags has escaped a jail sentence in a ruling by London's Central Criminal Court.
Eric Norton, 86, was apparently in high spirits at the end of last week's trial, and blew a kiss to supporters in the public gallery on his way out of the courtroom, according to Independent Television News.
Last November, Norton smothered his 84-year-old wife Betty, an Alzheimer's sufferer who was in the hospital for stomach pains. Other hospital patients said they could hear Betty whimpering "no, no" as she struggled to stop her husband from killing her.
Alzheimer’s is so often over diagnosed. It’s like “tag, you’re it.” Results similar to PVS term usage.
Denver, CO (LifeNews.com) -- The pro-life advocates who are supporting Amendment 48, the November ballot measure that would define human life beginning at conception, rolled out their final campaign to support the initiative. The Yes on 48 Campaign released their first statewide television and radio ads.
Titled, "Greed," the ads focus on the reasons for the lies and deceit coming from pro-abortion opponents of Amendment 48 and the radical special interest funding these groups are trying to maintain.
Thread by coleus.
Recently, a politician made a promise. Politicians usually do. If this politician fulfills his promise, not only will many of our freedoms as Americans be taken from us, but the innocent and vulnerable will spill their blood. On April 18, 2007, in Gonzales v. Carhart, The Supreme Court upheldthe Partial-Birth Abortion Ban. The very next day prominent Democratic members of Congress reintroduced the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). The bill is misleadingly packaged as a freedom bill. It is not! It is a clear act of unreasoned bias to end abruptly and brutally the debate on the pressing and fundamental moral issue of the right to life.
Thread by Publius804.
NCR: Speaking of engaging the issues of the day, as you and I speak were 25 days away from election day in the United States. What should pastors across the country be saying in the pulpits?
Archbishop Wuerl: I think one of the things that all of us need to recognize is that in a democracy, in the United States, every single person bears responsibility for what happens in the country. We may be multiple levels removed from final decisions, but every one of us bears a responsibility. When you vote, you vote as conscientiously as you can, and then you can say before God, I did my best to see that this country is moving in a direction thats in conformity with your gospel. I think the big challenge is to convince all of our faithful people that each one of us has a responsibility.
And let’s not forget that, BY DEFINITION, patients with advanced Alzheimers are INCAPABLE of making a decision.
That’s why I’m for McCain-Palin. McCain’s not perfect but Barack Obama is the standard bearer for the party of death (not natural, peaceful death). He’s for federal and state sanctioned killing.
These bastards STILL want to torture Haleigh!
Fourteen-year-old Haleigh Poutre may still be called as a witness in the trial of her stepfather, who is accused of participating in her near-fatal beating three years ago.
Haleigh, a Westfield girl who was once at the center of a national end-of-life controversy, remains at a pediatric rehabilitation facility in Brighton. Though she lapsed into a coma in the fall of 2005 and nearly had her life support removed, she has recovered to the point that she can speak some simple words and attend a day school.
And Sarah is a true Godsend.
I’m SLOWLY getting the hang of how 8mmm does this, but PLEASE let me know if I need to do it differently.
How is it possible that he has supporters? I see them frequently, even on FR, but I still don’t understand how it’s possible for such evil to exist this far from the flames.
I wish I knew. . .
Just find the Terri banner and the white rose. You’re doing just fine.
Thread by tcg.
Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to seek the office of President of the United States. He is the most extreme pro-abortion member of the United States Senate. Indeed, he is the most extreme pro-abortion legislator ever to serve in either house of the United States Congress.Yet there are Catholics and Evangelicals-even self-identified pro-life Catholics and Evangelicals - who aggressively promote Obama's candidacy and even declare him the preferred candidate from the pro-life point of view.
What is going on here?
I’m trying! :-)
Careful what you wish for. I wonder, but I really don’t want to know.
Thread by rhema
The Chicago-area nurse who exposed the practice of life-birth abortions that led to he bill Barack Obama repeatedly opposed in the Illinois legislature says Obama lied about his record during the final presidential debate. Jill Stanek says Obama again misrepresented his position and record before the American people.
As LifeNews.com reported, John McCain took Obama to task during the debate when the topic turned to abortion.
Sen. Obama, as a member of the Illinois State Senate, voted in the Judiciary Committee against a law that would provide immediate medical attention to a child born of a failed abortion. He voted against that, McCain said.
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A leading abortion advocacy group attacked presidential candidate John McCain after the third debate and complained about his comments on the health exception to the partial-birth abortion ban. During the debate McCain said a health exception would compromise the integrity of the ban.
As McCain and presidential candidate Barack Obama discussed the partial-birth abortion ban, Obama said he voted against the measure because it did not have a health exception.
"I am completely supportive of a ban ... as long as there's an exception for the mother's health," he said.
McCain responded: "He's health for the mother. You know, that's been stretched by the pro-abortion movement in America to mean almost anything. That's the extreme pro-abortion position, quote 'health.'"
Thread by Publius804
When is the last time a bishop's statement on abortion resulted in several days of protest from pro-abortion Catholics? The joint statement issued last Friday by Bishop Kevin Vann of Fort Worth and Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas has done just that. No doubt the forceful clarity of the bishops' message elicited the outcry.
The protests began on Sunday when the statement was read from the pulpit by Rev. Tony Ruiz, pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in downtown Dallas. Some two-dozen parishioners walked out and went to the local media to lodge their complaints about "political endorsements."
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Organizers of the Fall 40 Days for Life campaign say it has been more effective than previous efforts and has already resulted in saving the lives of 268 babies at its halfway point. The campaign has also engendered the typical condemnations from national and local Planned Parenthood activists.
"I know 40 Days for Life is on the right track whenever Planned Parenthood cranks up its PR machine," Shawn Carney, national outreach director of 40 Days for Life, tells LifeNews.com.
Thread by DJ MacWoW
We have lost ruoflaw/Paulette Hoelscher to cancer. She passed away September 17, 2008. Paulette was 57. She fought to live for a year. She loved the history threads and was a regular on the Terry Schiavo Dailies until Terry's death. She leaves behind a husband, son, 3 grandchildren. a brother and a sister.