Tag Archives: Abortion

License to Kill

6 Feb

ACLU threatens suit if General Assembly doesn’t approve pro-abortion license plate.

ACLU threatens suit for pro-choice car plate
PilotOnline.com

An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia has threatened to sue state lawmakers if they don’t approve a state license plate with a pro-choice theme.

Let’s be clear.  There’s nothing about “choice” in this suit, or in this license plate. It’s about promoting abortion.  The recent controversy over the Tim Tebow Super Bowl ad illustrates just how true that is.  Tebow and his mom talk about their choice.  The choice of life.  But somehow the radical women’s groups and the abortion industry just can’t accept that sometimes people might not choose abortion.

It speaks volumes.

Some March for Life, Others Lobby for Death

22 Jan

Thousands of pro-life activists journeyed to Washington, D.C. for the Annual March for Life.  Thousands more this year joined online via the Virtual March for Life.

Since 1974 marchers have marched to the steps of the Supreme Court building to protest the Roe v. Wade decision.  I’ve been there myself.

Nearly 50 million abortions have been performed in the United States since 1973.  That’s a staggering figure no matter what your view.

Contrast the March with this email recently sent out by Virginia Planned Parenthood.

2010 Pro-Choice Lobby Day is Thursday, February 11!

We need YOU to help protect access to reproductive health care in Virginia.  Join Planned Parenthood in Richmond to lobby your state legislators, see votes and testimony on important issues at committee hearings, and gather with hundreds of pro-choice Virginians from around the state!

This struck a particular nerve with me, because you see my son was born on February 11th, some ten years ago.  In the world of “reproductive health care” he would have been too much of a risk.

We knew it was a risk.  But for us, there was never a choice. 

Our son came ten weeks early.  He weighed in at two-and-a-half pounds and spent the next six weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 

I suppose it would have been much more convenient for us to have terminated the pregnancy.

But it would have been wrong.

Deeds: The right to abort the poor and desperate

17 Aug

Deeds supports abortion only for the poor?
J.R. Hoeft at Bearing Drift

His statement on abortion is appalling…claiming that he’s “never been so poor or so desperate” to think about abortion as an option.

Read more.

Is Deeds Advocating the Reversal of Roe v. Wade?

9 Aug

He’s losing on the economy. He’s losing on jobs. He’s losing on transportation. He’s just losing.

So, backed into a corner Deeds falls back to the old Democrat playbook and attacks Bob McDonnell on the issue of abortion. Can “Bob McDonnell will take away your Social Security” be that far behind?

Deeds to Wage Risky Attack On Opponent’s Abortion Views
The Washington Post

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate R. Creigh Deeds will launch a campaign this week to portray his opponent’s longtime efforts to restrict abortion as out of the mainstream, a potentially risky strategy for a Democrat in the once solidly conservative state.
Read more.

But wait, in the July 25th debate at the Homestead, Deeds said that the campaign shouldn’t be about federal issues:

Deeds largely avoided the federal issues, saying the race should instead be about “what’s going on around the breakfast tables” of Virginians.
The Washington Post, July 26, 2009

So first let’s get beyond the fact that, while I don’t know about yours, my family has never discussed abortion over breakfast.

But that said, is Deeds now saying that abortion is a state issue? Perhaps a states’ rights issue? Is he saying that Roe v. Wade should be overturned and the issue returned to the states?

No, of course he isn’t saying any of that.

But trailing by double digits he’s grasping for an issue that will stick. That’s his strategy of desperation. When you have no vision, no plan of your own, try to make your opponent out to be an extremist.

Over at Bearing Drift, Shaun Kenney take a more in-depth look at the Deeds Desperation: Deeds Slams McDonnell on Abortion

This is no way to save the unborn

31 May

Kansas abortion doctor shot to death at church
Reuters

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – A Kansas doctor reviled by anti-abortion groups for his work providing “late-term” abortions was shot and killed in his Wichita, Kansas, church on Sunday, and police said they captured the man responsible.
Read more.

Shaun Kennedy, Executive Director of the American Life League said “Leaders within the pro-life movement often discuss justice in connection with our mission to end the tragedy of abortion. Today, Dr. George Tiller’s life ended in an act defying those principles.” There will be a press conference tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. on the steps of the Supreme Court Building to re-emphasize these points.

I am now, and have always been adamantly pro-life. But I learned a long time ago that arguing and graphic displays, such as that used by Alan Keyes on the campus of Notre Dame, will not win this argument. Yes, I support and vote for pro-life candidates. Yes, I support and advocate pro-life legislation such as parental notification. Yes, I oppose government funding of abortions. And, yes, I’ve marched up the hill to the Supreme Court Building.

But the reality is that I’m more likely to save a child by volunteering time and resources at the local Crisis Pregnancy Center. And I’ve done that.

Senseless acts like the murder of Dr. Tiller only harm the cause. Regardless of the killer’s background, the anti-abortion crowd will seize this as an opportunity to paint all pro-life forces as radical and dangerous.

The President issued the following statement.

I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.

I disagree with Barack Obama on much, indeed most, of his agenda. That includes his views on abortion. But in this case, he is absolutely right. No child will be saved by this act of lunacy.

Red Envelope Day: It's not too late

30 Mar

redenvelope

Tomorrow, March 31, 2009 is Red Envelope Day. It’s a grass roots effort to highlight for the President that some 50 million innocent lives have been taken in the name of convenience through the horror of abortion.

Here’s what you need to do:

Get a red envelope. You can buy them at Kinkos, or at party supply stores. On the front, address it to:

DON’T FORGET YOUR RETURN ADDRESS. THEY WON’T BE DELIVERED WITHOUT IT.

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington , D.C. 20500

On the back, write the following message.

This envelope represents one child who died in abortion. It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world. Responsibility begins with conception.

Put it in the mail on March 31st, and send it. Then send this website to every one of your friends who you think would send one too. I wish we could send 50 million red envelopes, one for every child who died before having a a chance to live. Maybe it will change the heart of the president.

Or maybe it will change your heart. I hope it changes mine.

For more info: Red Envelope Day

For the Unborn, No Hope or Change

9 Mar

babyPresident Obama will lift the Bush Administration limits on embryonic stem cell research on Monday [MSNBC], signalling that in spite of the hype, little hope and change remains for the unborn.  We knew during the campaign that Obama is no friend of life, but his swift actions to bow to the demands of Planned Parenthood and the radical feminists leaves us even more disappointed than we might have imagined.

From the Vatican City comes the reminder that the Catholic Church teaches that embryonic stem cell research is immoral [Vatican daily slams embryonic stem cell research, The International Herald Tribune]

Here at home, Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey calls Obama the “Abortion President” [FOX News]

“Why does the president persist in the dehumanizing of nascent human life when better alternatives exist? Human embryo-destroying stem cell research is not only unethical, unworkable and unreliable- it is now, demonstrably unnecessary,” Smith said.

This all comes as we hear the horror story of the Florida abortion worker who threw a live baby into a biohazard bag.  The woman delivered the baby before an abortion could be performed.  The 23-week-old infant was tossed into a plastic bag.  [Sun Sentinel]

More distressing news for the unborn is Obama’s selection of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to be Secretary of Health and Human Services.  unless we find that she, as the majority of the other appointments by this President, has a tax problem, HHS will also be no friend to the unborn.  Janice Crouse talks of her record:

Sebelius’ Abortion Camouflage
Janice Shaw Crouse, TownHall
Her record is important because at HHS, Gov. Sebelius would in be charge of health care concerns, with influence on federal and state policies on a wide variety of controversial issues, including abortion policies, parental notification, conscience rights protections, and destructive embryonic stem cell research. She has taken extreme positions on preventing third-term abortions and protection against born alive abortions. Sebelius vetoed “every piece of legislation aimed at a ‘woman’s right to know’ about abortions, including legislation on statistical reporting and on requiring women to look at sonograms before going through with the procedure.” In addition, Sebelius was endorsed by Planned Parenthood, and they conducted fundraising campaigns for her election.

Sources also reported last week that the President will overturn regulations instituted in the last days of the Bush administration, that strengthened job protections for doctors and nurses who refuse to provide a medial service because of moral qualms. [FOX News]

Oklahoma Senator, and Doctor Tom Coburn offered this response:

“I will do nothing against my conscience in the practice of medicine ever regardless of what any law is at any time, ” Sen. Tom Coburn told FOX News. “And I can tell you that there are a lot of physicians that feel exactly that same way across the country.”

I’ve said before, I can be more effective working for life issues by supporting our local Crisis Pregnancy Center and by working for and supporting pro-life candidates.  And we can certainly continue to pray that our leaders would have a change of heart.

To that end, I’ve joined 40 Days for Life as well as the efforts for Red Envelope Day.

Imagine the Potential

22 Jan

Choose Wisely

22 Jan

Since January of 1974, grassroots prolife leaders have descended on Washington D.C. for the annual March for Life to rally and pray for the reversal of the horrendous 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that has sent millions of pre-born children  to a horrible, painful death.  I’ve marched with them in the past, and am committing myself to march with them in the future.  I cannot be silent.

According to National Right to Life nearly half a billion babies have been aborted since that 1973 decision.

I can no longer be silent.  God forgive me for not speaking up more often and more forcefully.

In one sense, I recognize that this issue will never be solved.  We will never end abortion.  And we will do little to reduce it legislatively.  But we must try.

I realize after both marching to the steps of the Supreme Court and after volunteering time and money to a Crisis Pregnancy Center that the abortion argument must be waged on an individual basis.  It’s a matter of the heart.

We will not come to a consensus by screaming at each other.  But I will work along side my brothers and sisters to reduce government funding for as well as advocate for informed consent.

It is a tragedy that today we find ourselves with arguably the most pro-abortion President in the history of our nation.

Look, we talked about his support for partial-birth abortion during the campaign.  He himself said he would not wish to have his daughters “punished with a baby.”

And today, he said this:

“On the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we are reminded that this decision not only protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, but stands for a broader principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters. I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose.”
CBS News Political Hotsheet

Earlier reports today had signaled an in-your-face moment speculating that the President would overturn what has been called the “Mexico City Policy.” However, The Brody File has learned that President Obama WILL NOT issue an executive order today that would have reversed a Bush administration policy which bans federal money by non-governmental agencies that provide abortions overseas. CBN.com

That the policy will be overturned is somewhat certain.  However, taking such action today would have been disgraceful, as it was when Bill Clinton did the same in 1993.

Equally disturbing is that the President vowed before Planned Parenthood in 2007 that “The first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.”  This act, if passed into law has the potential to make unlimited abortions the national law, overturning the will of the states. He didn’t make it is his first act, but the day is coming.

It’s an uphill fight.  We must prayerfully encourage the President to reevaluate his position on abortion.  We can’t argue him into seeing it the right way.  But we can pray that he will indeed have a change of heart.  Millions of lives depend on it.

As for me, I’ll continue to financially support our local Crisis Pregnancy Center.  And I’ll work and advocate for pro-life candidates and positions.

It is, indeed, the least I can do.

Have yourself a morbid little Christmas

5 Dec

Planned Parenthood Gift Certificates Could Be Used for Deadly Purposes
Fox News

A number of Planned Parenthood clinics in Indiana and Illinois are offering gift certificates for their services this Christmas.

Officials say the vouchers enable people to give their loved ones “the gift of life” — that would help pay for annual checkups and birth control — but also can be used for abortions.

Read more.

May God have mercy on our souls.

We’re going to need it.