Virginia Christian Alliance Board Members Don Blake, Terry Beatley, Craig Hudgins, and Kathy Hudgins were at the March For Life Rally in Washington, DC on January 22, 2015.
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By Terry Beatley | Fairfax Free Citizen
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With the March for Life in DC 10 days ago still fresh in our minds, our TV program this weekend focuses on what we can do to help end the horrible crimes against humanity that are taking place every day in Virginia and across America. If you’re not sure what those crimes are, let’s start with three simple questions.
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“Make no mistake. Abortion-on-demand is not a right granted by the Constitution. (Roe v. Wade was) an act of ‘raw judicial power’ (and) has become a continuing prod to the conscience of the nation. … We cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others … should be abandoned to abortion …” President Ronald Reagan, from “Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation”, 1983
“I hereby proclaim and declare the unalienable person-hood of every American, from conception to natural death (and have asked) the Legislative branch … to protect the life of each person before birth.” President Ronald Reagan, A Presidential Proclamation, 1988
What a difference between President Reagan and President Obama. Reagan fought to protect life. Obama fights for laws that end life by his support of Roe v. Wade , the outrageous 1973 Supreme Court decision that has led to the dismemberment and slaughter of over 56 million unborn babies. That is over 3,000 every day in abortuaries across the land that prey on confused and hurting women to destroy their babies – for bloody gain.
These are just some of the images that came to mind as we honored the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. last weekend, and mourned his tragic death. Over four decades later, we continue to be inspired by his courage and his leadership in the long series of marches that led to a dramatic expansion of civil rights in America for so many who had been so long oppressed.
The chances that your children can grow to a healthy, moral person in this culture are very slim. We can’t blame it all on demonic forces, the ACLU, the Supreme Court, Hollywood or the Democratic Party. It is basically a failure of parents to control the environment in the home and the outside activities of their children.
Yes, we have very little control over a school system that provides condoms, takes your child to the abortion clinic without your knowledge and teaches them that homosexuality is acceptable. We have little control over the vile sexual debauchery that flows from Hollywood movies and TV programs and now the computer over the Internet. No wonder so many kids wind up sexually promiscuous.
Dr. Alveda King and Dean Nelson | Multiply Life
The recent grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri has launched a swarm of protests across the nation, declaring with signs and social media hashtags that #BlackLivesMatter. The tragic death of Michael Brown reminds us how many young men like him die far before their time. Ironically, Planned Parenthood—the nation’s largest abortion provider—was one of the many accounts that tweeted the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, despite being responsible for the deaths of an estimated 100,000 black babies every year.
In reality, the cheapening of black lives does not begin in the teenage years. Even a century and a half after slavery and two generations after Jim Crow, black children are twice as likely as white children to be physically, emotionally or sexually abused. According to the Centers for Disease Control, black infants are more than twice as likely to die as white infants, and unborn black babies are five times as likely as white babies to be killed by abortion.
Cheryl Sullenger | Operation Rescue
Virginia Beach, VA – A troubled abortion facility whose owner is so disreputable that even the head of the National Abortion Federation thinks he should be shut down, has been granted a variance by the Virginia Health Department allowing it to avoid compliance with new minimum facility safety standards.
In fact, the owner of Virginia Women’s Wellness, the notorious New Jersey abortionist Steven Chase Brigham, lost his last medical license last week when the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners voted to revoke his license due to a pattern of deception and dangerous, abusive practices that have characterized his 30-year abortion career.
This letter is in response to the major commentary supporting abortion that was printed in the Free Lance Star on Sunday November 2, 2014. That columnist should not be given any more space for their “opinion” than anyone else. They offered no facts to support their opinion, so it’s worth no more than someone else’s. It’s common sense that life begins at conception.
The normal fetus continues to grow from that point on, so why would it not be considered alive and a baby? The “choice” of abortion after conception today is usually just for “convenience”. This “choice” has resulted in over 56 million babies being killed in the womb. A person too self- centered, lazy, or uneducated to use available birth control methods, looks for a “remedy” after the fact.
Back alley abortions. These three words commonly used by pro-abortion activists bring to mind a desperate woman secretively knocking on an unmarked door, whispering the name of a friend who referred her. The phrase conjures images of dirty instruments, brutal pain, infection and death.
With abortion now widely available—legal, safe and rare, so we’re told—this gruesome image is supposed to be a horror of the past.
Except it isn’t.
An Internet search on the phrase botched abortion brings up 540,000 results in a split second. Here’s a sampling from just the first page:
In August of 2011, Jill Abbey, Administrator for the Charlottesville Medical Center for Women, told the national ABC News, "We've been providing safe, up-to-code abortions for over 30 years and these facilities have served us well." Now, fast forward three years. The Board of Health has adopted health and safety standards for abortion facilities. Licenses have been distributed and inspections have been performed. And in Jill Abbey's perspective, her facility is still safe. But Department of Health inspection reports prove otherwise.
A Department of Health inspection report recently obtained by The Family Foundation through the Freedom of Information Act uncovered apparent violations of federal drug laws, including the administration of Schedule II narcotics without a license, by the personnel at the Charlottesville Medical Center for Women. Schedule II narcotics include controlled substances such as OxyCotin, Cocaine, Methamphetamines, and in this case Fentanyl.
At Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s directive, the Virginia Board of Health is reconsidering the abortion standards that they just implemented to protect women’s health. The abortion industry dumped significant money into the governor’s race to elect McAuliffe, and they are cashing in on his campaign promise to them.
In addition, McAuliffe stacked the 15-member health board with five pro-abortion supporters after he convinced four members to wrap up their terms on the board a month early.
The standards implemented by the Virginia Board of Health were not done on a whim or for political ideology. This was an arduous two-year process which included ample debate on both sides of the issue. Abortion centers need to be treated like outpatient surgical centers to protect women.
First published on The Daily Signal
In 2007, Massachusetts passed a law that prohibited anyone from knowingly entering or remaining on a “public way or sidewalk adjacent to a reproductive health care facility within a radius of 35 feet of any portion of an entrance, exit, or driveway…” In case it’s not obvious, this law was targeted at “sidewalk counselors” and other pro-life protestors. And Eleanor McCullen is one pro-life protestor who didn’t take the law sitting down.
She and a handful of other pro-lifers who engage in sidewalk counseling by offering information about alternatives to abortion and help pursuing those options, sued in 2008 arguing that the law violated their First Amendment rights. Today, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously ruled in their favor in the case McCullen v. Coakley and struck down the law.
Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled “buffer zones” around abortion clinics are unconstitutional. The unanimous decision prohibits states and localities from banning crisis pregnancy counselors from offering help to hurting women entering an abortion clinic.
McCullen v. Coakley brought together pro-life and pro-abortion justices. Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. wrote, “Petitioners wish to converse with their fellow citizens about an important subject on the public streets and sidewalks—sites that have hosted discussions about the issues of the day throughout history. Respondents assert undeniably significant interests in maintaining public safety on those same streets and sidewalks, as well as in preserving access to adjacent healthcare facilities. But here the Commonwealth has pursued those interests by the extreme step of closing a substantial portion of a traditional public forum to all speakers. It has done so without seriously addressing the problem through alternatives that leave the forum open for its time-honored purposes.”
Sanctity of Human Life