The Christian Broadcasting Network

Browse Videos

Share Email

CBN NewsWatch: April 29, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, April 29: Syrian chemical threat spurs talk of US action; Pastor Saeed thrown in solitary, health failing, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA, WHAT THE

USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS

COULD MEAN IN THE BLOODY

BATTLE.

Wendy: PLUS, DID THE

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS'

SUSPECTS RECEIVE SOME SORT

OF TRAINING?

WHY SOME LAWMAKERS SAY YES.

Mark: AND IRELAND IS

ONE OF THE SAFEST PLACES IN

THE WORLD FOR A PREGNANT

WOMAN AND HER BABY, BUT THAT

COULD SOON CHANGE.

ALL THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH."

SYRIA'S PRIME MINISTER

SURVIVES A BOMBING INTO

DAMASCUS.

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

THE BOMBING IS THE LATEST

VIAL VIOLENCE IN A CIVIL

WAR THAT SO FAR HAS KILLED

MORE THAN 70,000 PEOPLE.

OPPONENTS OF PRESIDENT

BASHAR SAYS HE HAS USED

CHEMICAL WEAPONS TO KILL HIS

OWN CITIZENS.

Mark: PRESIDENT OBAMA

WARNED THAT WOULD BE THE RED

LINE AND A GAME CHANGERS.

Wendy: JOHN WAGGI HAS

MORE IN TONIGHT'S TOP

STORY.

Reporter: FOR SOME TIME

THIS GRUESOME VIDEO HAS BEEN

CIRCULATING OF PEOPLE THE

SYRIAN OPPOSITION SAYS WAS

KILLED BY PRESIDENT ASSAD'S

CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

IN MARCH, PRESIDENT OBAMA

SUGGESTED THAT CHEMICAL

WEAPONS WERE USED, IT MIGHT

PUSH A RELUCTANT U.S. TO

INTERVENE AGAINST THE

REGIME.

President Obama: TO USE

POTENTIAL WEAPONS OF MASS

DESTRUCTION ON CIVILIAN

POPULATIONS CROSSES ANOTHER

LINE, AND THAT IS GOING TO

BE A GAME CHANGER.

Reporter: NOW THE U.S.

HAS JOINED BRITISH, FRENCH,

AND ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE IN

SAYING THAT ASSAD FORCES DID

USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

THAT PROMPTED THIS RECENT

EXCHANGE AT THE WHITE HOUSE

BETWEEN PRESS SECRETARY JAY

CARNEY AND JONATHAN CARL.

DID THE PRESIDENT MEAN IT

WHEN HE SAID THE USE OF

CHEMICAL WEAPONS WOULD BE A

GAME CHANGER?

YES, HE DID.

Reporter: WHAT DOES

THAT MEAN?

THE PRESIDENT MADE CLEAR

THE USE OF OR THE TRANSFER

TO TERRORIST GROUPS OF

CHEMICAL WEAPONS BY THE

ASSAD REGIME WOULD BE

CROSSING A RED LINE.

AND HE RETAINS ALL OPTIONS

TO RESPOND TO THAT.

Reporter: INCLUDING

MILITARY FORCES?

ALL OPTIONS.

Reporter: AS

DISTASTEFUL ASSADSAD IS TO

THE U.S., THE SEREN RE THE

SYRIAN OPPOSITION IS A

DECIDED ENEMY.

BUT THE U.S. MAY HAVE TO

INTERVENE TO HELP TAKE DOWN

ASSAD.

ONE MORE THING, IF WE

KEEP THIS HANDS-OFF APPROACH

TO SYRIA, THIS INDECISIVE

ACTION TOWARDS SYRIA, KIND

OF NOT KNOWING WHAT WE'RE

GOING TO DO NEXT, WE'RE

GOING TO HAVE A WAR WITH

IRAN BECAUSE IRAN IS GOING

TO TAKE OUR INACTION IN

SYRIA AS MEANING WE'RE NOT

SERIOUS ABOUT THEIR NUCLEAR

WEAPONS PROGRAM.

Reporter: ISRAEL IS

FORTIFYING THE GOLAN

HEIGHTS.

IT COMES AS A FORMER ISRAELI

DEFENSE MINISTER WARNS THAT

SYRIA IS FUNNELING CHEMICAL

WEAPONS TO THE HEZBOLLAH IN

LEBANON.

WE MUST BE READY TO BE

ABLE TO FIGHT AGAINST

RADICAL FUNDAMENTAL

ACTIVISTS THAT WILL COME

FROM SYRIA.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING

HERE.

Wendy: AND OUR SENIOR

INTERNATIONAL COURSE

SPONTANEITY GEORGE THOMAS IS

WITH US TO TALK MORE ABOUT

SYRIA.

WHAT HAPPENS IF CHEMICAL

WEAPONS IN SYRIA GET IN THE

HANDS OF AL-QAEDA?

George: THAT WOULD

REALLY NOT BE GOOD.

al-QAEDA HAS FOR YEARS

TALKED ABOUT A ACQUIRING

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION,

LIKE CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

A NUCLEAR BOMB, FOR EXAMPLE,

BUT THEY SAID IF THEY DID

OBTAIN WEAPONS OF MASS

DESTRUCTION, LIKE CHEMICAL

WEAPONS, THEY WOULD

DEFINITELY USE IT.

LISTEN, SYRIA IS HOME TO THE

LARGEST PLACE FOR CHEMICAL

WEAPONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST,

FOURTH LARGEST IN THE WORLD,

AND THEY HAVE ABOUT A

THOUSAND TONS OF CHEMICAL

WEAPONS STORED IN ABOUT 50

PLACES, MAINLY IN THE

NORTH.

THIS IS VERY, VERY SERIOUS.

WESTERN INTELLIGENCE AND

ARAB INTELLIGENCE ARE VERY,

VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE

POTENTIAL OF THIS FALLING

INTO NOT JUST al-QAEDA,

BUT HEZBOLLAH OF LEBANON.

Wendy: THERE IS A LOT

OF EVIDENCE POINTING TO THE

POSSIBILITY THAT SYRIA IS

USING CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

HOW WOULD THAT CHANGE THE

FACE OF THIS WAR?

George: THE

ADMINISTRATION IS VERY

CAUTIOUS BECAUSE OF THE

DEBACLE OVER IRAQ AND THE

ASSOCIATION THAT THEY HAD

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION,

AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

IS SAYING WE HAVE TO SEND IN

U.S. INVESTIGATORS, AND THEY

HAVE TO GO IN AND GET THE

SOIL SAMPLES, AND MAKE SURE

ALL OF THIS STUFF IS TRUE

AND VERIFIABLE.

IT OBVIOUSLY CHANGES THE

GAME.

I WAS READING HOW ONE SYRIAN

COMMANDER SAID, DON'T SEND

US JIHADISTS.

WE NEED WEAPONS, WEAPONS TO

GO INTO THE HANDS OF THE

FREE SYRIAN REBELS, AS WELL

AS THE OTHER FACTIONS.

Wendy: DO YOU THINK

WE'RE DOING ENOUGH TO HELP

THE REBELS?

SOME SAY THERE IS NO GOOD

GUY OR BAD GUY?

George: IT IS VERY

UNCLEAR TO KNOW.

THERE ARE FACTIONS WITHIN

THE OPPOSITION THAT CLEARLY

HAVE LINKS TO AL-QAEDA.

THESE ARE GUYS WHO FOUGHT

OUR FORCES IN IRAQ AND

AFGHANISTAN.

THEY HATE AMERICANS.

BOTH SIDES, ALL OF THE

FACTIONS THAT ARE FIGHTING

AGAINST THE ASSAD REGIME DO

NOT LIKE THE UNITED STATES.

THE KEY IS: WHO DO YOU ARM?

THAT'S A TOUGH ONE.

Wendy: IS THE U.S.

GOING TO HAVE TO GET BOOTS

ON THE GROUND?

George: THAT'S

SOMETHING NOBODY WANT TO

TALK ABOUT BECAUSE THE

PUBLIC IS VERY MUCH

WAR-FATIGUED.

Wendy: THANK YOU.

Mark: THE AMERICAN

PASTOR IN PRISON FOR HIS

FAITH IN IRAN IS IN SOLITARY

CONFINEMENT.

SAEED ABEDINI WAS PUT

THERE.

AND NINE OTHERS ARE BEING

CONFINED.

THE MOVE COMES AFTER AB DEP

DE ABEDINI AND OTHERS HAVE

WARD 350 PETITIONED

PETITIONED EVAN PRISON ON

ACCOUNT OF THE HORRIBLE

CONDITIONS.

HE HAS SUSTAINED INTERNAL

BLEEDING, AND NOW THERE ARE

FEARS HIS KIDNEYS ARE

FAILING.

CBN NEWS HAS BEEN WORKING

FROM THE BEGINNING TO BRING

YOU PASTOR SAEED'S STORY.

FOR THE VERY LATEST, YOU CAN

VISIT OUR WEBSITE,

CBNNEWS.COM.

IF YOU WANT TO TAKE ACTION,

VISIT OUR Facebook PAGE.

YOU WILL FIND CONTACT

INFORMATION FOR THE STATE

DEPARTMENT AND THE WHITE

HOUSE.

YOU CAN CALL AND URGE

LAWMAKERS TO DO MORE FOR

PASTOR SAEED.

Wendy: THE C.I.A. HAS

GIVEN TENS OF MILLIONS OF

DOLLARS IN CASH TO A AFGHAN

PRESIDENT KARZAI OVER THE

LAST DECADES.

THE MONEY HAS COME IN

SUITCASES, BACKPACKS, AND

EVEN PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS.

THE MONEY IS DROPPED OFF

EVERY MONTH OR SO IN AN

ATTEMPT TO BUY INFLUENCE.

BUT THERE IS LITTLE EVIDENCE

THAT IT IS WORKING.

INSTEAD, U.S. OFFICIALS SAY

THE MONEY HAS LED TO MORE

CORRUPTION AND STRENGTHENED

AFGHAN WAR LORDS, AND IT HAS

MADE IT HARDER FOR THE U.S.

TO LEAVE AFGHANISTAN.

Mark: SOME LAWMAKERS

BELIEVE THE BOSTON MARATHON

BOMBINGS' SUSPECTS MAY HAVE

RECEIVED TRAINING TO HELP

THEM CARRY OUT THEIR

ATTACK.

THE F.B.I. SAYS RUSSIAN

AUTHORITIES INTERCEPTED A

PHONE CALL BETWEEN THE OLDER

BROTHER AND HIS MOTHER TWO

YEARS AGO.

THEIR CONVERSATION INCLUDED

TALK OF JIHAD.

I DO THINK THERE ARE

PERSONS OF INTEREST IN

RUSSIA, AND THAT'S WHERE I

THINK THEY WENT FROM YES,

I'M READY FOR JIHAD, AND

HERE IS HOW YOU CONDUCT AN

ACT OF VIOLENCE, INCLUDING

TRAINING.

Mark: THE SUSPECT'S

MOTHER, ZUBEIDAT SAYS SHE IS

NOT A TERRORIST AND HER SONS

ARE INNOCENT.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND HAVE PUT

OFF THEIR PLANNED TRIP FOR

THE U.S.

Wendy: THE TRIAL OF

KERMIT GOSNELNELL -- BOTH

SIDES ARE WEIGHING IN ON THE

TRIAL.

PRO-LIFE SUPPORTERS SAY THE

MEDIA HAS UNDERPUBLICIZED

THE TRIAL OUT OF FEAR IT

WOULD WEAKEN PUBLIC SUPPORT

FOR PRO-CHOICE RIGHTS.

GOSNELL FACES FIVE COUNTS OF

MURDER FOR KILLING A FEMALE

PATIENT AND FOUR BABIES BORN

ALIVE IN HIS CLINIC.

Mark: FOR MORE ON THIS,

WE'RE JOINED BY DR. ABBETA

KING.

SHE CURRENTLY IS SERVING AS

THE PASTORAL ASSOCIATE OF

PRIESTS FOR LIFE.

YOU HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS

TRIAL IN THE MEDIA.

THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF TALK

ABOUT ITS LACK OF PRESENCE

IN THE MAINSTREAM.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

THE MEDIA HAVE BEEN

SOMEWHAT SMOKED OUT, IN THAT

THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH

PRESSURE FROM TWITTER, FROM

Facebook, ALL OF THE

SOCIAL MEDIA, THAT SOME

MEDIA WAS THEN COVERING IT.

BUT PRIOR TO THAT, WE HAD

ADMISSIONS FROM THE MEDIA

THAT ONE REASON THEY HAD NOT

BEEN COVERING IT, THEY

THOUGHT IT WOULD HURT THE

CAUSE FOR FREE ABORTION,

LEGAL ABORTION, IN AMERICA.

Mark: YOU HAVE WRITTEN

ABOUT A SPIN THE MEDIA HAS

CREATED IN THE GOSNELL CASE,

IN ESSENCE BLAMING

PRO-LIFERS FOR HIS ACTION.

IT IS INCREDIBLE TO ME.

I DID ONE INTERVIEW AND THIS

LADY WAS SAYING, YOU

PRO-LIFE PEOPLE, YOU SHOULD

HAVE BEEN DOING SOMETHING

ABOUT IT.

BUT THE REAL REASON IS THERE

ARE BUBBLE ZONES, AND WE ARE

FORBIDDEN TO PRAY IN FRONT

OF THE CLINICS AND TELL

PEOPLE THAT GOD LOVES THEM.

SO IF WE HAVE BUBBLE ZONES,

AND WE'RE ARRESTED, HOW ARE

THE PRO-LIFERS GOING TO GET

INSIDE THE CLINIC TO

INVESTIGATE AND TELL WHAT IS

GOING ON.

WE HAVE BEEN CRYING OUT FOR

INVESTIGATION, AND WE ARE

BELIEVING THAT SOME OF THE

ATTENTION THAT IS NOW COMING

TO THIS CASE, WHERE, BELIEVE

IT OR NOT, THE ABORTION

INDUSTRY IS THROWING

DR. GOSNELL UNDER THE BUS

HIMSELF, AND SAYING HE IS AN

EXCEPTION TO THE RULE.

BUT WE KNOW THAT IS NOT

TRUE.

THESE CASES HAVE NOT BEEN

INVESTIGATED ACROSS THIS

COUNTRY FOR MANY YEARS, AND

THIS IS THE TIP OF THE

ICEBERG.

Mark: AND QUICKLY, IS

THE GOSNELL CASE ONE OF A

BAD MAN DOING A BAD THING,

OR ARE THESE ABORTIONS

HAPPENING MORE THAN WE

KNOW?

THESE ABORTIONS ARE

INSTITUTIONAL, AND IT IS

HAPPENING ALL OVER AMERICA.

WER GLAD TO SOUND THE ALARM

NOW.

AND WE THANK YOU FOR THE

OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THESE

MEDIA INTERVIEWS WHERE

YOU'RE WILLING TO LET THESE

TRUTHS BE TOLD.

Mark: ALBETA, KING,

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

TODAY.

THAN THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Wendy: COMING UP, HEAVY

RAIN CAUSING SOME DEADLY

FLOODS.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHERE, NEXT.

Wendy: WELL, ONCE

AGAIN, WILD WEATHER HIT MUCH

OF THE UNITED STATES THIS

WEEKEND, WITH DEADLY

FLASHFLOODS AND DANGEROUS

WINDS, FROM TEXAS TO

TENNESSEE.

Mark: ALL THAT WHILE

MUCH OF THE MIDWEST IS STILL

SUFFERING FROM THOSE HEAVY

FLOODS.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: FLASHFLOODING

IS THE NUMBER ONE

STORM-RELATED KILLER IN

AMERICA.

KILLING MORE PEOPLE THAN

TORNADOES OR LIGHTNING.

AND A AUTHORITIES ACROSS THE

SOUTH WERE OUT IN MASS THIS

WEEKEND, LOOKING TO PREVENT

CASUALTIES AS HEAVY RAIN

TURNED ROADS IN TENNESSEE

INTO RIVERS.

I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING

TO BE ABLE TO GO THROUGH IT

AND PROCEED ON.

WHEN WE GOT TO HERE, I

STARTED SEEING THE WATER

GETTING HIGH AND IT DIDN'T

GO DOWN.

Reporter: A HALF FOOT

OF RAIN IN ONLY TWO HOURS

CAUSED MASSIVE FLOODING IN

HOUSTON.

FIREFIGHTERS MAKING 15 150

RESCUES DURING THAT SHORT

TIME.

AND IT WASN'T JUST RAIN

CAUSING HOUSTON RESIDENTS TO

SEEK COVER.

IT STARTED TO HIT THE CAR

REALLY HARD AND IT STARTED

POURING AND I COULDN'T SEE

ANYTHING.

Reporter:

GOLF-BALL-SIZED HAIL COULD

BE SEEN IN THIS VIDEO,

COVERING CARS AND FLOATING

BY IN THE FLOODWATERS.

THE STORM SYSTEM ALSO WORKED

ITS WAY ACROSS TENNESSEE.

SOME RESIDENTS CHOSE TO

EVACUATE AS THEY SAW

FLOODWATERS RISING HIGHER.

AND OTHERS WERE FORCED TO.

OUR TEAMS ARE OUT

ASSESSING ROADWAYS, DITCHES,

CREEK AREAS, AND MAKING

CONTACT WITH RESIDENTS AT

THEIR HOME.

Reporter: FLOOD-WEARY

RESIDENTS OF THE MIDWEST ARE

BRACING FOR MORE AS RIVERS

CONTINUE TO RISE.

FROM WEEKS OF HEAVY RAIN AND

MELTING SNOW.

IT'S WEIRD.

WE SURVIVED THE 2011 FLOOD,

AND IT DOESN'T GET TO US,

AND NOW, BECAUSE IT IS

BACKED UP WITH THE ICE, HERE

WE ARE, STUCK.

Reporter: FORECASTERS

ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON THE

RED RIVER IN FARGO, NORTH

DAKOTA.

IT IS EXPECTED TO REACH ITS

PEAK SOON, AS HIGH AS 37 OR

38 FEET.

THAT'S 19 FEET ABOVE THE

RIVER BANK.

THAT WOULD BE THE SEVENTH

HIGHEST FLOOD ON RECORD FOR

THE AREA.

FOR FARMERS IN THE MIDWEST,

THE MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF RAIN

AND FLOODING ARE BOTH A

BLESSING AND A CURSE.

IT IS A WELCOME CHANGE AFTER

LAST YEAR'S DROUGHT, BUT THE

HIGH WATERS ARE PREVENTING

THEM FROM GETTING OUT TO

PLANT THEIR CROPS.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Mark: RUSSIAN

SCIENTISTS SAY THE EARTH

COULD BE READYING FOR A

GLOBAL COOLING.

THAT BELIEF COMES FROM

SCIENTISTS IN OBSERVATORY IN

ST. SPEEDST. PETERSBURG.

THEY SAY THE SUN IS HEADING

INTO A CYCLE WHERE IT IS

LESS ACTIVE.

OVER TIME, THAT WILL LEAD TO

COOLER THAN AVERAGE

TEMPERATURES.

Wendy: JOE OF WEATHER

BELL JOINS US FOR NOW.

JOE, IT WAS THE COLDEST

SPRING I CAN REMEMBER IN

VIRGINIA BEACH.

I AM SO TIRED OF THE COLD.

PLEASE TELL ME WE ARE NOT

HEADED FOR GLOBAL COOLING?

HERE IN THE UNITED

STATES, BECAUSE THE PACIFIC

COOLS FIRST, AND THE

ATLANTIC IS STILL WARM, WE

ARE STILL BIAS, AND WARMER

THAN NORMAL FOR THE NEXT

FIVE TO SEVEN YEARS.

AND ALSO THIS HEIGHTENED --

HEIGHTENED SENSE OF URGENCY

ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD

WITH HURRICANES.

THIS HAPPENED IN THE

1950s.

YOU RECALL AFTER THE

1950s, CAME THE '60s AND

'70s, AND PEOPLE WERE

THINKING THE ICE AGE WAS

COMING.

SO WE'RE DEFINITELY, IN MY

OPINION, GOING TO CONTINUE

THE GLOBAL COOLING TREND

THAT BEGAN FOUR YEARS AGO.

WE LEVELLED OFF, AND OVER

THE LAST FOUR YEARS, WE'VE

FALLEN OFF ABOUT .05 CELSIUS

FROM WHERE WE WERE AT THE

BEGINNING OF THE

MILLENNIUM.

Wendy: THEN WHY DO SO

MANY PEOPLE STILL HOLD TO

GLOBAL WARMING, THAT WE'RE

EXPERIENCING GLOBAL

WARMING?

YOU CAN MAKE ANYTHING OUT

OF ANYTHING YOU WANT.

YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE

LONG-TERM IDEAS, AND YOU

ALSO HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT

THE ATMOSPHERE IS CAPABLE OF

DOING.

BELIEVE ME, IT IS CAPABLE OF

DOING A LOT MORE THAN WHAT

WE'VE SEEN OVER THE LAST 10

TO 15 YEARS.

Wendy: LET ME ASK YOU

THIS: WHAT WOULD BE THE

IMPLICATIONS OF GLOBAL

COOLING IF IT REALLY DOES

HAPPEN?

THAT IS FAR WORSE THAN

GLOBAL WARMING.

THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS

THINGS GROW BETTER WHEN

THERE IS NORE CARBON DIOXIDE

IN THE AIR.

.4 TO .7 DEGREES CELSIUS TO

THE ENTIRE 33 CELSIUS THAT

THE GREENHOUSE GASSES NEED

FOR LIFE ON THE PLANET.

IF WILL WERE NO GREENHOUSE

GASSES, THE EARTH'S

TEMPERATURE WOULD BE -18

CELSIUS.

IT IS TOUGHER TO GROW

THINGS.

LOOK WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE

CENTRAL PLAINS, YOU CAN'T

GET OUT THERE TO PLANT YOUR

CROPS.

THEY'RE ABOUT TO HAVE

ANOTHER BIG SNOWSTORM IN

PARTS OF MINNESOTA AND

MISSOURI.

IN FOUR DAYS, IT WILL BE

SNOWING.

THE IMPLICATIONS OF COLDER

ARE MUCH WORSE THAN WARMER.

THINK ABOUT IT, MORE PEOPLE

LIVE CLOSER TO THE EQUATOR

THAN THEY DO TO THE POLES.

Wendy: YES, AND I THINK

THEY ARE VERY SMART TO DO

THAT.

I HOPE WE HAVE THE WARM

WEATHER COMING UP SOON.

JOE, THANKS SO MUCH FOR

BEING WITH US.

THANK YOU.

AND ENJOY THE WEATHER.

IT IS THE ONLY WEATHER

YOU'VE GOT.

Mark: GREAT ADVICE.

Mark: UP NEXT, WE VISIT

IRELAND, WHERE AN INTENSE

BATTLE IS WAGING OVER

ABORTION.

Mark: IRELAND IS ONE OF

THE SAFEST COUNTRIES IN THE

WORLD FOR A WOMEN TO HAVE A

BABY.

BUT THAT COULD SOON CHANGE.

Wendy: THAT'S BECAUSE

OF AN INTENSE POLITICAL

BATTLE OVER ABORTION.

DALE HURD HAS TONIGHT'S

FOCUS REPORT FROM DUBLIN.

Reporter: 35,000 IRISH

CITIZENS CONVERGED ON DUBLIN

TO TELL THE GOVERNMENT TO

LEAVE IRELAND'S PRO-LIFE LAW

ALONE.

IT IS ONE OF THE SAFEST

PLACES FOR UNBORN CHILDREN,

BUT THAT COULD SOON CHANGE.

NOW SOME ARE BLAMING

IRELAND'S PRO-LIFE LAW FOR

THE DEATH OF A PREGNANT

WOMAN.

IRELAND'S MEDIA AND

PRO-ABORTION GROUPS HAVE

BEEN PUSHING A STORY THAT A

31-YEAR-OLD PREGNANT INDIAN

WOMAN DIED BECAUSE SHE

COULDN'T HAVE AN ABORTION.

BUT THE FACTS OF THE CASE

ARE MISLEADING.

Reporter: MIA IS A

NATIONAL PRO-LIFE LEADER.

WHEN NEWS OF HER DEATH

FIRST BROKE, IT WAS

MASSIVELY EXPLOITED BY

ABORTION CAMPAIGNERS.

THIS BECAME A GLOBAL

HEADLINE.

THE GLOBAL HEADLINE IS THAT

IRELAND HAD KILLED HER

BECAUSE OF OUR PRO-LIFE

LAWS.

Reporter: SHE DIED LAST

YEAR AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

IN GALWAY FROM SEPT

SEPTICEMIA, OR BLOOD

POISONING.

HER HUSBAND CLAIMS THEY

REQUESTED AN ABORTION THREE

DIFFERENT TIMES.

THE PRESS REPORT MADE IT

SOUND LIKE SHE DIED BECAUSE

SHE COULDN'T HAVE AN

ABORTION.

BUT MEDICAL EXPERTS

DETERMINED THAT SHE DIED

FROM SEPSIS AND A SERIES OF

MEDICAL ERRORS.

BUT THE MEDIA CONTINUES TO

MAKE IT LOOK LIKE SHE DIED

BECAUSE SHE WAS DENIED AN

ABORTION.

DR. SEAN O'DONNELL IS A

PSYCHIATRIST AND AN IRISH

PRO-LIFE LEADER.

THE IRISH MEDIA BASICALLY

WENT TO THE WORLD MEDIA AND

SAID, LOOK AT IRELAND,

CATHOLIC IRELAND, IT IS

ALLOWING PEOPLE TO DIE

BECAUSE THEY CAN'T HAVE

ABORTIONS.

Reporter: PRO-ABORTION

GROUPS WANT THE GOVERNMENT

TO MAKE LAW IN SOMETHING

CALLED THE "X" CASE, THAT

WOULD ALLOW ABORTION IF THE

MOTHER FELT SUICIDAL.

BUT EXPERTS THINK THAT WOULD

LEAD TO DEFACTO ABORTION ON

DEMAND.

SINAD IS WITH THE

PRO-ABORTION GROUP IN

IRELAND.

WOMEN'S RIGHTS ARE BEING

VIOLATED, AND WOMEN ARE

BEING PLACED AT RISK.

Reporter: THE MESSAGE

TO WOMEN'S LIVES ARE IN

DANGER BECAUSE OF IRELAND'S

ABORTION LAW APPEARS TOING

EXACTLY WRONG.

THE STATISTICS SHOW IRELAND

IS ONE OF THE SAFEST PLACES

IN THE WORLD FOR A PREGNANT

WOMAN.

IRISH DOCTORS ARE NOT

PREVENTED FROM INTERVENING

WHEN THERE IS A

LIFE-THREATENING CONDITION

ARRIVING IN PREGNANCY.

THEY WILL ALWAYS INTERVENE

TO SAVE THE MOTHER'S LIFE,

EVEN IF THAT MEANS THE

UNINTENDED DEATH OF THE

BABY.

WE CAN SAY IN THIS YEAR WE

HAVE BANNED ABORTIONS FOR 30

TIMES.

AND IN THAT TIME, WE HAVE

BECOME ONE OF THE SAFEST

PLACES FOR A MOTHER TO HAVE

A BABY.

Reporter: THE IRISH

PRIME MINISTER WAS ELECTED

ON THE PROMISE HE WOULD NOT

OPEN THE DOOR TO ABORTION,

BUT HE IS ALREADY WAVERING.

PRO-LIFERS IN JANUARY CALL

FOR KENNY TO KEEP HIS

PROMISE.

[YELLING]

Reporter: BUT THE IRISH

PARLIAMENT IS SAID TO BE

FORMULATING LEGISLATION THAT

WOULD ALLOW ABORTION IF THE

MOTHER IS SUICIDAL.

EVEN THOUGH A MAJORITY OF

THE IRISH PEOPLE ARE

PRO-LIFE, THE ODDS ARE NOW

STACKED HEAVILY AGAINST THE

NATION'S PRO-LIFE LAW.

THE MOST PRO-LIFE COUNTRY

PERHAPS IN THE WHOLE WESTERN

WORLD IS NOW STANDING ON THE

BRINK OF ABORTION.

Reporter: THE EUROPEAN

UNION HAS BEEN PRESSURING

THE COUNTRY TO CHANGE THE

LAW, AND PRO-LIFE LEADERS

SAY THEY'RE BEING OUTSPENT

BY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

COMPARED WITH THAT KIND OF

FIRE POWER, PRO-LIFE FORCES

CAN ONLY TAKE THEIR MESSAGE

TO THE STREETS, AND TRY TO

WIN ONE HEART AT A TIME.

BUT THE FORCES AGAINST

IRELAND'S ABORTION LAW ARE

VERY STRONG.

THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT IS

FIGHTING BACK HARD.

WE CANNOT MAKE THIS IS THE

YEAR ABORTION IS LEGALIZED

IN IRELAND.

Reporter: DALE HURD,

CBN NEWS, DUBLIN.

Mark: UP NEXT, CBN NEWS

WAS ON HAND, AND WE BRING

YOU HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS

YEAR'S WHITE HOUSE

CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER.

Wendy: WASHINGTON POWER

PLAYERS AND SOME TOP

ENTERTAINERS SHOWED UP IN

FULL FORCE THIS WEEKEND.

THEY GATHERED FOR THE

99th ANNUAL WHITE HOUSE

CORRESPONDENCE DINNER.

DUCK DYNASTY STARS, WILLIE

AND CORY ROBERTSON, AND

"SUPERBOOK" AND DANCING WITH

THE STARS' CHAMPION DONALD

DRIVER, AND PAT AND JEANA

NEELY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS PRETTY

FUNNY, TOO.

President Obama:

EVERYBODY LOVES MICHELLE.

SHE IS ON THE COVER OF

VOGUE.

HIGH POLL NUMBERS, BUT,

DON'T WORRY, I RECENTLY GOT

MY OWN MAGAZINE COVER.

[LAUGHTER]

President Obama: I GET

IT.

THESE DAYS I LOOK IN THE

MIRROR, AND I HAVE TO ADMIT,

I'M NOT THE STRAPPING YOUNG

MUSLIM SOCIALIST I USED TO

BE.

[LAUGHTER]

Wendy: HE KEPT A

STRAIGHT FACE.

YOU COULD TELL HE WANTED TO

LAUGH WHEN HE SAID THAT,

HE'S NOT THE STRAPPING YOUNG

MUSLIM SOCIALIST.

E HAHE HAS A SENSE OF

HUMOR.

EMBED THIS VIDEO

Related Podcasts


Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN.com | Do You Know Jesus? | Privacy Notice | Prayer Requests | Support CBN | Contact Us | Feedback
© 2012 Christian Broadcasting Network