Abortion is the proverbial elephant in the living room in American politics.
When I recently began participating in this year’s 40 Days of Prayer for Life to end abortion, I had an epiphany of sorts. I have always been opposed to abortion. I’ve prayed personally and in church for its end, voted for pro-life candidates, sometimes aided pro-life groups, and occasionally attended prayer rallies.
Virginia Beach pro-lifers have a message for Planned Parenthood.
In response to Planned Parenthood putting up a sign reading, “Planning for parenthood is sacred work,” local life advocates with 40 Days for Life responded with a sign reading “Planning to kill babies is not sacred work”
In April 2005, Katrina Effert, age nineteen, secretly gave birth to a baby boy in the downstairs bathroom. She then strangled the child, wrapped him in towels, and dropped him over the backyard fence behind a neighbor’s shed.
After repeatedly lying to police and trying to pin the crime on a man she hooked up with nine months earlier, Effert finally confessed to killing the child, whom she named Rodney.
When I came across this from Live Action I was extremely impressed. They put the essence of the sanctity of life from both the evils of abortion to the killing of a race. The loss of our nation's morality is based upon their people. This is an example of why our country is going to fall and the judgment of God will result in his Hand being removed from our protection. We are at the edge of the cliff........please stand up for Jesus and fight back! Every Christian that does not act allows the action of evil towards victory.
For years, Christians and other people of conscience have worked to undo the great damage done (53 million unborn lives lost, and countless women deeply scarred) by the 1973 Supreme Court ruling known as Roe v. Wade.
Thus far, we have been unsuccessful in correcting Roe, which is why, after nearly four decades, there are those who say we should evacuate the public square, abandon political activism, support our local pregnancy care centers, and admit legislative and jurisprudential defeat. Focus on personal and ecclesial acts of charity, they say, but let politics alone.
Late this afternoon the Virginia Board of Health adopted regulations for Virginia’s abortion centers. After over an hour of public comment this morning and nearly three hours of attempted amendments and debate by the Board itself this afternoon, the Board passed the regulations 12-1.
The regulations now go to the Attorney General, Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Department of Planning and Budget and Governor for final review. Once that is complete, the regulations are scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2012. The regulations will be effective for one year, with the Governor having the option to extend them an additional six months. The process of creating permanent regulations will begin when these emergency regulations go into effect.
Today, Virginia's Board of Health will vote on whether to adopt abortion clinic safety regulations. While to most of us it seems obvious that abortion clinics should be subject to the same basic standards that govern other medical centers, the lobbying groups that favor abortion have mounted a full-force attack on these common-sense safety measures. The question everyone should be asking is why?
Personhood Mississippi achieved a major court victory over the ACLU and Planned Parenthood this week, ensuring Mississippi voters will have an opportunity to affirm the personhood of unborn children this November.
Mississippi’s “Yes on 26” campaign exceeded the number of signatures required to put the personhood amendment on the ballot in February, but the initiative was immediately challenged in court by ACLU and Planned Parenthood attorneys seeking to deny voters an opportunity to vote on the pro-life measure.
We recently posted a story on the UK looking to enact a law that would provide independent counseling for women seeking abortion. Based on this article featured in the Daily Mail today on the mental health risks associated with abortion, we’d say that the idea of pre-abortion counseling is extremely valuable, and necessary.
The new connection between mental health issues and abortion comes from a study led by American professor Priscilla Coleman and endorsed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
New figures from 2010 show 18 Komen for the Cure affiliates giving over a half million dollars to the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. While this number is down from 2009 – when a whopping $731,303 was donated to fund abortions – it is still an extraordinarily large sum of money and shows a clear connection between the two organizations.
I wish I was making this up:
The Department of Justice is now prosecuting a 79-year-old grandfather. The reason: Richard Retta walks alongside women on the sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility [in Washington, DC] and offers women hope that they can carry their babies to term.
Video: Rick Santorum's Beautiful Answer to a Tough Abortion Question in Last Night's GOP Debate
Candidates for the Republican presidential nomination squared-off in Iowa. Watch former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum’s answer to a tough question on abortion in cases of rape … and listen to the positive reaction from the audience to his comments:
With the recent death of, it's a good time to review why physician-assisted suicide is an idea that should be laid to rest as well.
Here's the scenario:is back in exam room 3. She has and is miserable, but it's hard to say if she's any more miserable than Dr. Richards.
Sanctity of Human Life