Thursday, October 8, 2009

On the Pro-life Front

Scandalous Planned Parenthood
The thought occurred to me when acorn was defunded because of their scandalous behavior , why isn't Planned Parenthood defunded when it behaves scandalously? (see the Mona Lisa Project for PP covering up statutory rape) It just shows how deeply ingrained the "right" to kill unborn children is engrained in our culture. Now PP has been caught in more outrageous behavior that should cause outrage in the American people, but I imagine that most will never know or care.

PP has been involved in 10 clinical trials involving underage girls. These trials involved taking birth control consistently. Now if you know that girls as young as 13 are having sex and do nothing, aren't you being complicit in statutory rape? And PP not only KNEW but ENCOURAGED these sexual relationships by helping with birth control. ARGH! If you would like to see the full report including which PP offices participated, go here.

Bubble Zone Law
The city of Chicago has passed a Bubble Zone Law that is directly aimed at the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil. For more information on this, go to the 40 Days for Life blog. The new city ordinance will not only block sidewalk counseling and pro-life signs within 50 feet of all entrances to an abortion facility, it would also prevent any pro-lifer from being within eight feet of an abortion customer without getting that person’s permission. Anyone found in violation could be fined up to $500.
If you live in Chicago, please call Mayor Daley, and ask him to veto this bill.

Some Good News from 40 Days for Life
On the other hand, there is some good news. 40 Days for Life has had 174 mothers change their minds about aborting in the past 16 days. Also an abortion worker in Canada who had been specifically prayed for by name for several days of the vigil, quit her job. And when pro-aborts try to demoralize those participating in the vigil, it brings vigor instead of defeat.

Here is an example from the 40 Days for Life blog.

This past weekend, abortion supporters targeted the 40 Days for Life vigil in Manassas, Virginia — not far from Washington, D.C.

On Saturday — the morning my home church was signed up to cover the vigil — the abortion advocates got a permit to conduct a demonstration against 40 Days for Life at the place the vigil usually takes place.

But when the day came, there were 197 pro-life people praying at the clinic — and only THREE abortion demonstrators. Demoralized, they didn’t stay long.

Here are just a few of the people who came to stand up for life:

And here’s “the rest of the story”…

While all those people were out there praying, a woman walked towards the clinic for an abortion appointment. After people on the sidewalk spoke to her, she entered the nearby pro-life pregnancy center instead.

“The lady who was about to have the abortion told the counselor she started to shiver when she saw so many people praying,” said Ken Groves of the Manassas
40 Days for Life campaign. “At that moment she said she felt God wanted her to have her baby. A precious baby was saved! It was an amazing Saturday in Manassas.”

National Support for Abortion at New Low
Also, the national support for largely unlimited abortion is at a new low of 47% according to a Pew survey. One interesting thing about the survey is this:
The poll finds that four-in-ten Americans are unaware of Obama's position on the abortion issue. Conservative Republicans, however, are more likely than any other group to know Obama's position, with 75% correctly identifying him as "pro-choice" rather than "pro-life."
We have a lot of educating to do if 4 in 10 Americans do not know that Pres. Obama is pro-abortion!

Keep up the fight for the unborn everyone and don't be afraid to share the truth!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

So Much of Interest, So Little Time

There are quite a few things that I found interesting over the past few days, but I don't have time to really comment much on them. So here is a list of the links with sporadic comments.

Principled Discovery has an interesting post called "Why School?". The summary paragraph was especially good.
Education is not just about preparing our children for a future we cannot anticipate, but also about creating that future. We can generally agree on certain essentials needed to function in our society, but at the same time differ greatly on what we want that society to look like. We are a nation deeply divided along political, religious and even cultural lines. Education stands in the crossfire because it is the tangible expression of our core values and we all have at least a vague understanding that whoever shapes education shapes our society, our future and our place in it.

Debra Medina is running for Texas Governor. This is a quote from her issues page.

The Constitution of the United States is a contract between "We the People" to form a limited federal government composed of sovereign states. It creates a republican form of government. Any power not expressly granted to the federal government is reserved for the states and for the people.

Like any party to a contract, Texas must stand up and push back against any attempts to abuse the Constitution or abuse the inalienable rights granted by our Creator.

As individuals, as parents, as families, and as Texans we must be courageous enough to say NO when Washington oversteps its bounds.

We Texans have always believed that the individual and the family are the foundation of America's greatness. We Texans know what's best for our families. We know best how to manage our lives, we know best how to raise our children, and we know best how to spend our money.

I found this picture of a kingbird attacking a fleeing hawk to be rather interesting.

Little Macie Hope is being touted as a miracle baby born twice. The first time was so that doctors could remove a big tumor from her back. The second time was the actual birth. Yet as American Vision point out, few new writers seem to take the time to ask the hard questions. Here is a quote from American Vision.
These types of procedures, as more people learn about them, could send the abortion industry into economic freefall. Here’s a question for the doctors who operated on baby Macie: Was the “fetus” a baby when you operated on “it”? Throughout one article I read, Macie was continually described as "the fetus". Why bother with an expensive operation on a “fetus” who is not really a human being until “it” takes a breath? Why weren’t the parents told that at this stage in the pregnancy, the tumor was just as significant as the “the fetus” since they were nothing more than a mass of cells?

It is kind of a sad age we live in when there is a website for pre-teens that want to learn about modesty. Yet I think that Secret Keeper Girl, may be on to something. From their FAQ page:
The findings of two years of study by an APA (American Psychological Association) task force state that music lyrics, Internet content, video games and clothing are now being marketed to young and younger girls. The smutty content of the marketing is linked to eating disorders, low self-esteem, and depression. Ironically, this early sexualization presented to young girls has “negative consequences on girls’ ability to develop healthy sexuality.”

Last but not least, is Thomas Sowell's latest article which is comprised of some random thoughts. Here are my two favorites:
When politicians propose some hugely expensive new program and are asked how the government is going to pay for it, a standard ploy over the years has been to claim that they will pay for it by eliminating "waste, fraud and abuse." At a recent town hall meeting, a citizen raised the obvious question: If you can do that, why haven't you done it already?

Upon learning that the Constitution requires a president to be a natural born citizen, a college student said: "What makes a natural born citizen any more qualified than one born by C-section?"

Monday, October 5, 2009

Jesus Cheer

I found this OneSiteNews article encouraging. After ONE person lodged a verbal complaint with a school in GA about the scriptures the cheerleaders had on banners at a football game, the girls were told to stop. But instead of scripture free football games the complainer now has a stadium full of scriptures as the community has rallied around the cheer squad.

They have come with homemade signs with scriptures and warriors (the school mascot) for Christ t-shirts, etc. They have come not a few at a time, but have packed the stadium. And I say God bless them for not cowering like so many communities would have done.