January 2012 Times Dispatch
The 2012 Session of Virginia's General Assembly will begin, quite literally, with controversy. Del. Bob Marshall's House Bill 1 has already created a heated ideological debate by recognizing that life begins at conception and declaring that unborn children and their parents have protectable legal interests.
The philosophical impetus for the bill is obvious to anyone familiar with Marshall's record as a champion of the pro-life movement in Virginia, but many critics are way off base with their allegations that the law would dramatically change abortion law in the commonwealth. In fact, the only practical, immediate effect of the law would be to create a civil cause of action for the wrongful death of an unborn child. In other words, it would enable the natural parents of an unborn child to sue a third party for damages if he or she wrongfully causes the death of their unborn baby.
Even though there's a long way to go, 2011 was a great year for the pro-life movement. I'll explain why.
This month marks the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s hideous decision to legalize abortion on demand in the United States. Since then, some 50 million unborn children have lost their lives. The constant killing, with the blessing of both the government and the media, has coarsened our national life, and deadened the consciences of many.
(Richmond, Va) Family Foundation January 4, 2012
Information Alert: Abortion Arrests Make Case for Regulations
Last week, Governor Bob McDonnell signed off on regulations for Virginia’s abortion centers, causing the abortion industry in Virginia to go into hysterics. Ironically, the day before the regulations went into effect, a Virginia abortion center owner was arrested for multiple counts of murder in Maryland – a state with lenient abortion laws.
My faith teaches that God created us in love, His Inspired Word guides us with love, and the free will he gave us was given in love. He loves us so much He did not create us to be robots to follow His law thoughtlessly. He wanted us to choose to love Him and recognize His Truth in our hearts. To be Christian, it is said, is to aspire to be Christ-like. Christ endured torture and death because of His love for us. I struggle every day wondering if I could die a martyr’s death for my faith. The love in this context is not passive or lustful, it is a completely selfless devotion to the welfare of others. For me, at least, complete selfless love is a goal I aspire toward but fail to live far too often.
Planned Parenthood Hosts Christmas Party For Democratic Women at Abortion Performing Center
Where else can you have an abortion and a Christmas Party but Planned Parenthoods Mega Center
Planned Parenthood has a special knack for making the Christmas Season creepy and disturbing.
Whether it’s selling “Celebrate Choice on Earth” Christmas Cards or offering gift certificates for free Christmas abortions, Planned Parenthood sure seems to have a special talent for sucking all the joy out of the holidays.
The Family Foundation November 18, 2011
In shocking news this past Monday, Geron Corporation announced that it is voluntarily shutting down its embryonic stem cell therapy clinical trial citing “uncertain economic conditions.”
In January 2009, the California-based biotech firm (Geron Corporation) became the first to receive FDA approval for a phase I clinical trial using embryonic stem cells. Researchers working on this clinical trial planned to select 8 to 10 people who had become paraplegics within two weeks of the start of the trial.
One thing I really enjoy about searching on the web are those wonderful things you come across that just blows you away causing you to praise God for the wonders of His handiwork.
H/T Live Action Alexander Tsiaras has made a career of using advances in visualization technology to offer vivid tours of the human body. His books have taken readers inside the human heart, the kidneys and vascular system, and also human reproduction. Back in 2002, Tsiaras published From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds, a book that offers a “visual diary of fetal development.” Now, nearly a decade later, he brings that visual diary to video at a conference affiliated with TED.
A church-supported organization opposed to abortion is opening a Chesterfield County pregnancy center that will provide free testing and other services to pregnant women.
The center’s goal is to help parents “make good life choices,” said Elizabeth Thornton, who is on the board of the Pregnancy Help Center of Chesterfield, located on Osborne Road. “We don’t tell them what choices to make. We don’t tell them what to do. We’re excited to provide a service to the community.”
Even though Amendment 26 is very clear and simple in what it says - some still have questions as to why? Why this approach? Why now? Why did Personhood Mississippi start this?
We have a Frequently Asked Questions page that will answer questions more fully. It will be updated regularly as more questions come. However, this page is meant to answer the most simple, basic questions of "Why"?
Pointing the Way from San José
Colombia has a rich Catholic heritage, so it’s no surprise that Colombians are prolife. Their laws once reflected that, but thanks to the U.N. and others, abortion is now legal.
In 2002, Columbia was sued for violating international treaties that supposedly demand legalized abortion. Columbia’s high court responded by overturning the country’s abortion laws.
"Only guilty people destroy evidence; not even we anticipated Sebelius and her administration could stoop this low to protect abortion industry criminality, but this proves they did."
Another layer to the depth of the Sebelius abortion corruption has been revealed with today’s AP report that Kansas health department (KDHE) in 2005 destroyed the state late-term abortion reports at the heart of the felony charges against Planned Parenthood.
Live Action: The following is from the horribly shallow explanation of how a chemical abortion procedure occurs found on Planned Parenthood’s website.
Pathetic partial-truths like these keep women in the dark about what really happens during an abortion.
What other motives does Planned Parenthood have in hiding the details from women except monetary incentives?
Denying women information is no different than from lying to them.
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.
Sanctity of Human Life