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CBN NewsWatch: March 3, 2015

On Newswatch CBN, March 3: Today's the day: Netanyahu addresses Congress; ISIS sends death threats to Twitter CEO, employees; Boko Haram beheading video a 'Hallmark of ISIS'; and more. Read Transcript


MY FRIENDS, I'M DEEPLY

HUMBLED BY THE OPPORTUNITY

TO SPEAK FOR A THIRD TIME

BEFORE THE MOST IMPORTANT

LEGISLATIVE BODY IN THE

WORLD, THE U.S. CONGRESS.

[APPLAUSE]

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SPEAKS

BEFORE THE UNITED STATES

CONGRESS.

THANKS FOR JOINING US,

EVERYONE, FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M MARK MARTIN.

BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS GAVE

NETANYAHU A WARM WELCOME.

HIS SPEECH INTERRUPTED 40

TIMES BY APPLAUSE.

HIS PURPOSE, TO ASK THE U.S.

TO RE-THINK A NUCLEAR DEAL

WITH IRAN.

AND JOINING ME NOW TO

DISCUSS THIS SPEECH IS OUR

SENIOR NEWS EDITOR JOHN

WAGGI, WHO HAS EXTENSIVE

EXPERIENCE COVERING ISRAEL

AND THE MIDDLE EAST, ALONG

WITH DAVID BRODY.

GENTLEMEN, THANKS FOR

JOINING US.

David: THANKS, MARK.

Mark: LET'S START BY

TALKING ABOUT THE BIG

CONTROVERSY OF NETANYAHU'S

VISIT.

DAVID, PRESIDENT OBAMA

DECLINED TO MEET WITH HIM

BECAUSE OF A SO-CALLED BREAK

IN PROTOCOL.

EXPLAIN THAT FOR US?

David: WELL, I'LL TELL

YOU.

TECHNICALLY IT WAS A BREAK

IN PROTOCOL.

TECHNICALLY WHEN THE SPEAKER

OF THE HOUSE MAKES THE

INVITE TO THE PRIME MINISTER

OF ISRAEL OR ANY SORT OF

HEAD OF STATE, THE WHITE

HOUSE IS CONSULTED.

THE PRIME MINISTER OR THE

PRESIDENT OF THAT COUNTRY

WOULD ALSO LET THE WHITE

HOUSE KNOW ABOUT IT.

NO ONE LET THE WHITE HOUSE

KNOW ABOUT IT, AND THE

PRESIDENT, FRUSTRATED ABOUT

THAT -- HE WILL NEVER SAY

THAT PUBLICLY, BUT MANY OF

HIS WHITE HOUSE AIDES

WILL -- AND WHAT YOU SAY

TODAY WILL WAS LOTS OF

APPLAUSE IN THE HOUSE, BUT

THERE WERE 56 DEMOCRATS WHO

DID NOT SHOW UP FOR THE

SPEECH.

THEY WANTED TO PROTECT THEIR

PRESIDENT.

IT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE THE

THOUGHT ALL ALONG AMONG

THESE DEMOCRATS IS THAT

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU WAS DOING THIS

SPEECH FOR POLITICAL REASONS

BECAUSE, OF COURSE, HE IS UP

FOR RE-ELECTION IN A COUPLE

OF WEEKS, AND YET IT IS

EXACTLY WHAT THE DEMOCRATS

DID TODAY.

THEY DID EXACTLY WHAT THEY

ACCUSED THE PRIME MINISTER

OF DOING, WHICH WAS HAVING

SOME SORT OF POLITICAL

MOVE.

THAT'S WHAT THEY WAS TODAY,

WHEN THEY DIDN'T SHOW UP FOR

THE SPEECH.

Mark: DESPITE ALL OF

THE CONTROVERSY, NETANYAHU

HAD KIND WORDS FOR THE

PRESIDENT AND HOW HE HAS

STOOD WITH ISRAEL.

LET'S TAKE A LISTEN.

SOME OF WHAT THE

PRESIDENT HAS DONE FOR

ISRAEL IS LESS WELL-KNOWN.

I CALLED HIM IN 2010, WHEN

WE HAD THE CARMEL FOREST

FIRE, AND HE IMMEDIATELY

AGREED TO RESPOND TO MY

REQUEST FOR URGENT AID.

IN 2011, WE HAD OUR EMBASSY

IN CAIRO UNDER SIEGE, AND

AGAIN HE PROVIDED VITAL

ASSISTANCE AT THE CRUCIAL

MOMENTS.

OR HIS SUPPORT FOR MORE

MISSILE INTERCEPTORS DURING

OUR OPERATION LAST SUMMER

WHEN WE TOOK ON HAMAS

TERRORISTS.

[APPLAUSE]

IN EACH OF THOSE MOMENTS,

I CALLED THE PRESIDENT AND

HE WAS THERE.

Mark: DAVID, DOES THAT

SURPRISE YOU?

David: YEAH, I THINK A

LITTLE BIT.

I WONDER HOW MUCH NETANYAHU

HAD TO KIND OF SMILE THROUGH

THAT, OR AT LEAST HAVE

SOMEWHAT OF A DIFFICULT TIME

WITH THAT.

LOOK, THE RELATIONSHIP

BETWEEN THESE TWO MEN HAS

NOT BEEN GOOD.

IT HAS BEEN A ROCKY ROAD.

BUT THE PRIME MINISTER TOOK

THE HIGH ROAD, AND THAT'S

WHAT YOU SAW.

THAT'S WHAT CAME FROM THAT.

LOOK, I THINK IT WAS A GOOD

MOMENT FOR THE PRIME

MINISTER TO DO THAT.

AND, OF COURSE, WE SAW THE

PRESIDENT LATER THIS

AFTERNOON ACTUALLY HAVE SOME

MORE HARSH WORDS FOR THE

PRIME MINISTER.

SO I THINK NETANYAHU COMES

OUTLOOKING BETTER IN THIS

SITUATION.

Mark: JOHN, WHAT ABOUT

YOU?

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

John: I AGREE WITH

DAVID.

I WASN'T SURPRISED HE WAS SO

DEFERENTIAL TO THE

PRESIDENT.

I'VE SEEN THAT ISRAELIS

GENUINELY WELCOME AMERICA'S

SUPPORT AND APPRECIATE

AMERICA'S SUPPORT.

AND I THINK THE PRIME

MINISTER HIMSELF APPRECIATES

THAT.

AND HE KNOWS HIS OPPONENTS

IN ISRAEL ARE SAYING HE IS

JEOPARDIZING THE

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE UNITED

STATES.

I THINK HE WANTED TO KEEP

HIS EYE ON THE BALL, TALK

ABOUT THE THREAT FROM IRAN,

FIRST AND FOREMOST, AND IN

THE PROCESS, NOT LEAVE HIS

OPPONENTS ANYWHERE IN THE

WORLD WITH ANYTHING TO TRIP

HIM UP OVER ON THAT SCORE,

ON THE SCORE OF NOT BEING

DIFFERENTIAL TO THE

PRESIDENT.

Mark: NETANYAHU SAYS HE

IS NOT FOOLED BY THE U.S.

WORKING A DEAL WITH IRAN.

LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAYS ABOUT

THAT.

TWO YEARS AGO, WE WERE

TOLD TO GIVE PRESIDENT

RUHANI A CHANCE TO BRING

CHANGE AND MODERATION TO

IRAN.

SOME CHANGE.

SOME MODERATION.

RUHANI'S GOVERNMENT HANGS

CHRISTIANS, JAILS

JOURNALISTS, AND EXECUTES

EVEN MORE PRISONERS THAN

BEFORE.

Mark: JOHN, DO YOU

THINK MOST AMERICAN LEADERS

UNDERSTAND A DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN ETIOLOGYS BETWEEN

THOSE THINGS.

I THINK THEY UNDERSTAND

THE DIFFERS IN IDEOLOGIES,

BUT I DON'T THINK THEY WANT

TO CONFRONT THEM.

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN UNDERSTANDING WHAT

THEY'RE UP TO, AND THINKING

YOU CAN NEGOTIATE YOUR WAY

OUT OF IT IN THE LONG RUN.

I THINK THE UNWILLINGNESS TO

ABSORB THE TRUTH -- THEY'VE

HEARD THE TRUTH MANY, MANY

TIMES BEFORE THIS SPEECH

ABOUT IRAN -- IT HAS BEEN

GOING ON FOR 36 YEARS, AS

THE PRIME MINISTER SAID, BUT

WHAT YOU DON'T HEAR IS STEPS

ON HOW TO CONFRONT IT OTHER

THAN ENDLESS TALKING, AND

THAT'S WHAT WE'VE GOT RIGHT

NOW.

Mark: DAVID, WHY WOULD

YOU SAY THE WHITE HOUSE IS

NOT RECOGNIZING IRAN'S ROLE

IN GLOBAL TERRORISM?

David: LET'S REMEMBER

HERE, MARK AND JOHN,

PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS CHECKED

AS A NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

WINNER, AND I KNOW THERE ARE

CACKELS ALL AROUND US, BUT

THAT'S WHAT FOLKS HAVE TO

UNDERSTAND.

HE IS LOOKING AT LEGACY.

I THINK THE IRAN THING IS

THAT, TO AN EXTENT.

I THINK WHAT HE HAS BEEN

DOING IN CUBA IS ALSO ABOUT

LEGACY.

SO I THINK THERE ARE SOME

OTHER MOTIVES HERE, JUST

BEYOND THIS IDEA HE BELIEVES

HE CAN BRING IRAN TO THE

BARGAINING TABLE.

Mark: DAVID, NETANYAHU

WENT AS FAR AS TO SAY THIS

DEAL IS NOT PREVENTING A

NUCLEAR IRAN, BUT PAVING THE

WAY TO ONE, AND WHY IS THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION NOT

LISTENING TO ISRAEL ON

THIS?

David: ONCE AGAIN, I

THINK IT IS ONE OF THOSE

SITUATIONS WHERE THEY ARE

TRYING TO, IN ESSENCE,

MASSAGE THIS SITUATION TO A

DEGREE.

THERE HAS BEEN TENSION,

OBVIOUSLY, BETWEEN NETANYAHU

AND THIS PRESIDENT.

I THINK THAT'S A BIG PART OF

IT.

THE RELATIONSHIP HAS NOT

BEEN A GOOD ONE.

WE NEED TO BE HONEST ABOUT

THAT.

BUT I THINK TO A DEGREE THE

PRESIDENT THINKS HE GETS THE

MUSLIM WORLD.

I THINK HE THINKS THAT HE

GETS THAT PART OF THE

WORLD.

AND SO HE THINKS THAT HE CAN

MAKE SOME SORT OF

BREAKTHROUGH.

I THINK HE GENUINELY

BELIEVES IT.

I THINK VALERIE JERRET IN

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN IN

HIS EAR CONSTANTLY ON THAT,

AND SHE IS A TOP

PRESIDENTIAL AIDE, AND I

THINK THEY HAVE CONVINCED

THEMSELVES OF IT.

ISRAEL HAS DONE A COUPLE OF

BOLD MOVES TO THE WHITE

HOUSE, AS IT RELATES TO

SETTLEMENTS AND THE SPEECH,

AND I THINK THE PRESIDENT

HAS BEEN A BIT FRUSTRATED

WITH THAT.

Mark: AND, JOHN, YOUR

THOUGHTS, WHY IS THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION NOT LISTENING

TO ISRAEL?

I THINK ONE OF THE

REASONS, MARK, AS DAVID

SAID, THE LEGACY.

I THINK HE THINKS IF

GENUINELY GIVEN ENOUGH TIME,

HE CAN MAKE AN AGREEMENT

WITH THE IRANIANS OR

BASICALLY WITH JUST ABOUT

ANYONE.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, I THINK

HE WANTS A NUCLEAR-FREE

MIDDLE EAST, AND I THINK

ISRAEL STANDS IN THE WAY OF

THAT.

AND I THINK THAT ALL THESE

NATIONS THAT JOIN WITH

OBAMA, AND THE P5 PLUS 1

HAVE THIS DREAM THEY MIGHT

GET THAT OVERALL WORLD PEACE

AGREEMENT THEY WANTED ONCE

AND FOR ALL.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT FOR AN

INSTANCE, BUT I THINK THAT

MAY BE BEHIND THE

ADMINISTRATION'S THINKING.

Mark: LET'S CONCLUDE

WITH NETANYAHU'S CLOSING

COMMENTS.

FACING ME, RIGHT UP THERE

IN THE GALLERY, OVERLOOKING

ALL OF US IN THIS CHAMBER,

IS THE IMAGE OF MOSES.

MOSES LED OUR PEOPLE FROM

SLAVERY TO THE GATES OF THE

PROMISED LAND.

AND BEFORE THE PEOPLE OF

ISRAEL ENTERED THE LAND OF

ISRAEL, MOSES GAVE US A

MESSAGE THAT HAS STEELED

THEIR RESOLVE FOR THOUSANDS

OF YEARS.

I LEAVE YOU WER WITH

MESSAGE TODAY.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

BE STRONG AND RESOLUTE,

NEITHER FEAR NOR DREAD

THEM.

MY FRIENDS, MAY ISRAEL AND

AMERICA ALWAYS STAND

TOGETHER, STRONG AND

RESOLUTE.

MAY WE NEITHER FEAR NOR

DREAD THE CHALLENGES AHEAD.

MAY WE FACE THE FUTURE WITH

CONFIDENCE, STRENGTH, AND

HOPE.

MAY GOD BLESS THE STATE OF

ISRAEL AND MAY GOD BLESS THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

[APPLAUSE]

Mark: DEFINITELY A

POWERFUL ENDING.

YOUR FINAL THOUGHTS, DAVID?

David: IT WAS STRONG

TO THE FINISH.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, I FELT

LIKE RUNNING THROUGH ONE OF

THOSE FOOTBALL BANNERS ON

THE FIELD AFTERWARDS.

MY GOODNESS, IT WAS

POWERFUL.

LOOK, FOR JEWS AROUND THE

COUNTRY WHO MIGHT WANT TO

MAY ALIAN ISRAEL, IT WAS A

POWERFUL SPEECH.

Mark: JOHN, TALK ABOUT

YOUR REACTION, AS FAR AS TO

THE CLOSING COMMENTS?

John: I THINK THIS WAS,

IN MANY WAYS, A BIBLICAL

PLUM LINE BEING LAID OUT FOR

THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED

STATES AND THE PEOPLE OF

ISRAEL, ESPECIALLY.

THE ISRAELIS WILL HAVE TO

RENDER THEIR VERDICT IN TWO

WEEKS ON AN ELECTION, BUT I

THINK THIS GOES FAR BEYOND

POLITICS.

THIS IS A STATEMENT OF THE

EVIL THAT FACES THE JEWISH

PEOPLE THAT GOES BACK 4,000

YEARS.

IT REQUIRES PRAYER.

I'M REMINDED OF PSALM 33:

"THE LORD BOILS THE PLANS OF

THE NATIONS AND THEY THWARTS

THE PLANS OF THE PEOPLE, BUT

THE PLANS OF THE LORD WILL

STAND FOREVER."

I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING

PEOPLE NEED TO BE MINDFUL

OF.

Mark: THOSE COMMENTS

SHOW HOW GOD IS RIGHT AT

WORK IN THE MIDST OF THESE

EVENTS.

THANK YOU, JOHN, AND ALSO TO

DAVID AS WELL.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME,

GENTLEMEN.

David: THANKS, MARK.

Mark: YOU CAN GET THE

FULL SPEECH AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

CHECK IT OUT RIGHT THERE.

AND WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE

OF CBN "NEWSWATCH."

EFREM GRAHAM HAS MORE OF

YOUR HEADLINES RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Efrem: SKIM MILK,

VINEGAR, YOU WOULD THINK

THOSE WOULD BE HEALTHY.

BUT A GROWING NUMBER OF

HEALTHY FOODS ACTUALLY

CONTAIN A GREAT DEAL OF

SUGAR.

AS LORI JOHNSON SHOWS US, IT

IS HIDDEN IN PLACES YOU

WOULD NEVER SUSPECT.

Lori: AMERICANS DEVOUR

A SHOCKING AMOUNT OF SUGAR.

MANY OF US CONSUME A CUP OF

SUGAR A DAY.

THAT'S DOUBLE WHAT AMERICANS

ATE 100 YEARS AGO.

ALL THAT SUGAR CAN BE

DEADLY.

THIS PSYCHOLOGIST, DARYL

ADELMAN, AUTHOR OF "SUGAR

REHAB" SAYS THAT'S BECAUSE

SUGAR STIMULATES CANCER

CELLS AND CAUSES WEIGHT

GAIN.

WE KNOW THAT FOLKS THAT

ARE OVERWEIGHT HAVE A HIGHER

RISK OF RECURRENCE OF

CANCER, AND ALSO DEVELOPING

MANY OF THE MAJOR CANCERS.

SO OBESITY IS NOW KNOWN TO

BE A DIRECT CAUSE OF

CANCER.

Lori: JOHN HAD HODGKINS

LYMPHOMA, CANCER OF THE

BLOOD.

AFTER FOLLOWING THE DOCTOR'S

ADVICE TO SLASH THE SUGAR,

HE LOST WEIGHT AND HAS BEEN

CANCER-FREE FOR NINE YEARS.

I LOVE YOGURT.

BUT WHEN YOU START REALIZING

THERE IS 9 GRAMS OF SUGAR IN

A CUP OF YOGURT, I STARTED

CUTTING DOWN MY YOGURT.

Lori: AND SUGAR LEADS

TO MANY OTHER HEALTH

PROBLEMS, FROM HEART DISEASE

AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE TO

THE COMMON COLD.

HIGH BLOOD SUGAR

SUPPRESSES YOUR IMMUNE

SYSTEM, AND SO YOU'RE MORE

VULNERABLE TO INFECTIONS,

SUCH AS THE FLU.

YOU'RE MORE VULNERABLE TO

INFLAMMATORY DISEASES, SUCH

AS ARTHRITIS.

Lori: SUGAR IS HIGHLY

ADDICTIVE.

BRAIN IMAGING SHOWS REWARD

CENTERS LIGHT UP THE SAME

WAY WHEN A PERSON TAKES

COCAINE AS WHEN THEY CONSUME

SUGAR.

AND IT'S TOUGH TO GET OFF

THAT ROLLER COASTER.

BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING

THROUGH SPIKES AND VALLEYS

OF BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS.

WHEN YOU'RE AT A VALLEY,

WHAT DOES YOUR BODY WANT?

IT WANTS MORE SUGAR.

YOUR BODY LOSES ITS NATURAL

EQUILIBRIUM OF INTELLIGENTLY

TELLING YOU WHEN IT IS

FULL.

Lori: SUGAR IS OFTEN

HIDDEN IN FOODS THAT SEEM

HEALTHY, LIKE THIS INSTANT

OATMEAL.

IT HAS 12 GRAMS OF SUGAR,

COMPARED TO OLD-FASHIONED

OATS, WHICH HAVE JUST 1.

NUTRITION JAYJAY, IS HIDDEN

SUGARS ARE WHY SO MANY

PEOPLE HAVE TROUBLE LOSING

WEIGHT.

WHAT IS MOST UPSETTING IS

ALL OF THESE PEOPLE TRYING

SO HARD TO EAT HEALTHY AND

BEING DUPED BY INFORMATION.

AND THEY GO, I'M JUST GOING

TO GIVE UP.

Lori: AND HER BOOK, SHE

WARNS AGAINST GOING WITH

LOW-FAT FOODS.

WHEN WE PULL THE FAT OUT

OF PRODUCTS, YOU ARE LEFT

WITH SUGAR.

WHEN YOU GO TO THE LIGHT

CREAM CHEESE, AND THEY

ACTUALLY ADDED SUGAR IN.

Lori: MANY FAT-FREE

SALAD DRESSINGS ARE

ONE-THIRD SUGAR.

AND DON'T BE FUELED BY

HEALTHY SOUNDING WORDS LIKE

"FRUIT" OR "JUICE" AND

THEY'RE OFTEN JUST A

FRUCTOSE LEFT OVER AFTER

HEALTHY FIBER AND NUTRIENTS

HAVE BEEN REMOVED.

DRIED FRUITS CAN CONTAIN AS

MUCH SUGAR AS CANDY.

APPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE

HAS MORE FRU HIGH FRUCTOSE

CORN SYRUP THAN HIGH

FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP HAS.

Lori: WHILE NOT TASTING

SWEET, CARBOHYDRATES TURN

INTO SUGAR AFTER YOU EAT

THEM.

BECAUSE THE GRAINS HAVE BEEN

STRIPPED OF THE GOOD STUFF,

LEAVING ONLY THE STARCH.

EVEN WHOLE GRAINS AND FOODS

LABELLED "ALL NATURAL" OFTEN

CONTAIN LOTS OF SUGAR.

AND THE SAME GOES FOR

POPULAR PROTEIN SHAKES.

THIS HAS 44 GRAMS PER

SERVING.

YOU SHOULD AIM FOR LESS THAN

TWO.

JAYJAY DIVIDES THEM INTO

HIGH MEDIUM, MEDIUM, AND

LOW.

WHITE RICE IS HIGH, BROWN

RICE IS MEDIUM, AND WILD

RICE IS LOW.

A MA MARINARA SAUCE CAN

HAVE HIGH SUGAR IMPACT.

Lori: AND WHAT ABOUT

FAKE SUGAR?

ONE OF THE WORST THINGS

THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO US

ARE ARTIFICIAL SWEETEN

NERS.

THIS IS A SCIENCE EXPERIMENT

THAT HAS NOT WORKED.

Lori: RESEARCHERS FIND

THAT PEOPLE WHO USE THEM

TEND TO GAIN MORE WEALTH.

THERE IS CALORIE

DEREGULATION, WHICH THEY SAW

WITH ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS.

YOUR BODY CAN'T CALIBRATE

THE DEGREE OF SWEETNESS WITH

HOW MANY CALORIES, AND IT

CAUSES YOU TO OVEREAT.

YOU HAVE TO LIMIT SOME OF

THE SUGAR-FREE PRODUCTS

BECAUSE THEY HAVE SUGAR !!

IN THE ALCOHOLS IN THEM AND

THEY CAN ACT AS LAX TIVES.

LAXATIVES.

Lori: LORI JOHNSON, CBN

NEWS.

Efrem: THOUSANDS OF

EMBRYOS LEFT OVER FERTILITY

TREATMENTS ARE FROZEN IN

STORAGE LABS AND CLINICS

ACROSS AMERICA.

AS CAITLIN BURKE REPORTS, A

CHRISTIAN ADOPTION AGENCY IS

OFFERING ANOTHER OPTION: A

CHANCE AT LIFE.

Reporter: WELCOME TO

THE NIGHT LIGHT CHRISTIAN

ADOPTION AGENCY, THE HOME TO

THE SNOWFLAKE PROGRAM.

IT ALLOWS PEOPLE WHO HAVE

EMBRYOS IN FROZEN STORAGE TO

OFFER THOSE EMBRYOS TO

ANOTHER COUPLE FOR

ADOPTION.

Reporter: WHEN A COUPLE

CHOOSES TO FREEZE LIA THEIR

EMBRYOS, THEY ARE STORED IN

CRYO FREEZERS LIKE THESE.

SOME HAVE BEEN STORED FOR

MORE THAN 15 YEARS AND STILL

RESULTED IN SUCCESSFUL

PREGNANCY.

JOHN AND MAUREEN BECAME THE

FIRST COUPLE TO ADOPT AN

EMBRYO FROM THE SNOWFLAKE

PROGRAM.

WE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH

HER CREATION.

HE NEEDED A HOME.

WE NEEDED A CHILD.

Reporter: THREE ADOPTED

EMBRYOS WERE TRANSFERRED TO

MARLENE ON APRIL 11, 1998.

ON DECEMBER 31st, HANNAH

WAS BORN.

WHEN I SAW HER, I JUST

THOUGHT SHE WAS THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL BABY I HAD EVER

SEEN.

Reporter: NOW A HEALTHY

AND HAPPY 15-YEAR-OLD,

HANNAH LEARNED ABOUT HER

UNIQUE STORY AT AN EARLY

AGE.

SHE WAS ABOUT FIVE AND IN

KINDERGARTEN, AND THEY WERE

PLANTING SEEDS.

MY MOM BOUGHT THIS

PACKAGE OF SEEDS, AND SHE

PLANTED THEM AND FROZE THEM,

AND SHE WAS, LIKE, THAT WAS

YOU.

YOU WERE A FROZEN SEED AND

THEY PUT THAT SEED IN MY

TUMMY TO GROW.

SO SHE HAD THAT

VISUALIZATION AND THE

CONCEPT OF THE SEED AND HOW

TINY A SEED IS.

AND I USED TO SAY, ONLY GOD

COULD SEE YOU BECAUSE YOU

WERE SO TINY.

AND SHE USED TO SAY, MOMMY,

TELL ME THAT PART OF THE

STORY AGAIN.

TELL ME HOW TINY I WAS.

ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR CHILD,

ALL OF THE PIECES FIT

TOGETHER.

Reporter: ON AVERAGE,

ONE SNOWFLAKE BABY IS BORN

EVERY 10 DAYS.

STILL, THERE ARE VERY

LIMITED NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO

KNOW ABOUT FROZEN EMBRYO

ADOPTION, AND THE NUMBER OF

EMBRYOS GOING INTO STORAGE

CONTINUES TO RISE.

WE BELIEVE THAT LIFE

BEGINS AT CONCEPTION.

WHICH MEANS AS SOON AS THE

EMBRYO IS CREATED.

AND FOR THESE EMBRYOS, THEY

HAVE BEEN PLACED IN FROZEN

STORAGE, AND THAT PROCESS OF

DEVELOPING, BEING BORN,

GROWING INTO ADULTHOOD, HAS

BEEN HALTED AND

INTERRUPTED.

Reporter: TOM AND

ANNABELLE WANTED LIFE FOR

THEIR EXTRA EMBRYOS.

AFTER YEARS OF TRYING TO GET

PREGNANT, THEY WERE

SUCCESSFUL IN IN VITRO

FERTILIZATION, AND BLESSED

WITH A SURPRISE.

OUR FIRST BORN WAS ANDY,

AND WE HAD HIM IN 2007.

SO AFTER THAT, A YEAR AFTER

ANDREI WAANDY WAS BORN, I

FOUND OUT I WAS SECOND.

Reporter: AFTER THE

BIRTH OF THEIR SECOND SON,

LUCAS, THE PETERSONS DECIDED

TO STOP TRYING TO CONCEIVE.

BUT GOD HAD OTHER PLANS.

A YEAR AFTER LUCAS WAS

BORN, I FOUND OUT I WAS

PREGNANT WITH LUISA, SO WE

HAD THREE KIDS AND FOUR

YEARS.

Reporter: THEY DECIDED

TOGETHER TO DONATE THOSE

EMBRYOS FOR ADOPTION.

IT WOULD BREAK MY HEART

TO KNOW I WAS GIVING UP ON A

CHILD AND LETTING GO OF THE

CHILD.

IT BROKE MY HEART.

BUT THEN IT JUST CAME TO ME,

THAT'S MY SEL SELFISHNESS.

IT IS ALMOST LIKE I HEARD

A VOICE, MY CONSCIENCE OR

GOD SPEAKING TO ME --

THEY'RE NOT YOURS,

ANNABELLE.

AND THAT THOUGHT JUST CAME

TO MY HEART AND IT JUST GAVE

ME SUCH PEACE.

Reporter: TOM MATCHED

THEIR EMBRYOS WITH PARENTS

THAT COULD GIVE THEM LIFE.

MEET AMOS.

HE IS BIOLOGICALLY THE

PETERSONS, BUT HIS PARENTS

BURT AND CORRINA.

SEEING HIM IS BEAUTIFUL.

Reporter: AMOS' PARENTS

AGREED TO AN OPEN ADOPTION

SO THEY COULD WATCH HIM

GROW.

IS THERE STILL SOME

PAIN?

WHEN HE REALIZES THAT IS

NOT HIS BIOLOGICAL DAD, AND

HE IS GOING TO GO, WHO IS MY

REAL, BIOLOGICAL PARENTS,

AND IF HE HAS THIS THOUGHT

LIKE HIS PARENTS DON'T LOVE

HIM, OR DIDN'T LOVE HIM, AND

THEY GAVE HIM UP, I THINK

ABOUT THAT.

AND THAT'S SO FAR FROM THE

TRUTH.

I LOVE THE KID SO MUCH.

AND I'M NOT THE FATHER TO

THE KID, BUT I LOVE HIM SO

MUCH.

AND THAT PAINS ME THAT HE

MIGHT EXPERIENCE THAT.

Reporter: TOM AND

ANNABELLE SAY JUST WITH THE

CHILDREN THEY GAVE BIRTH TO,

THEY HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THEIR

EMBRYOS, AND IT IS BECAUSE

OF THAT LOVE THAT THEY CHOSE

TO GIVE THEM LIFE.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS, SAN

DIEGO, CALIFORNIA.

A FAMILY IN EL SALVADOR

HAS HOPE FOR A FUTURE THANKS

TO "OPERATION BLESSING."

ARLI WAS STRUGGLING AFTER

HER HUSBAND PASSED AWAY

EIGHT MONTHS AGO.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HELPED

ARLI SET UP A BUSINESS

MAKING TORTILLAS FROM HOME.

SHE IS NOW ABLE TO WATCH HER

YOUNG DAUGHTERS SO HER SON,

BRIAN, CAN RETURN TO

SCHOOL.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO ITS WEBSITE,

OB.ORG.

THAT'S GOING TO DO IT FOR

THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

THANKS SO MUCH FOR

WATCHING.

MAKE IT A TERRIFIC TUESDAY,

EVERYBODY.

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