Friday, May 29, 2009
Many questions have been swirling since the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court about her views on abortion. "Those questions can be easily answered by looking at Mr. Obama's own words. He is unequivocal in his vows to appoint a radical abortion supporter to the bench," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "Don't be fooled by a few of Sotomayor's decisions that seemed favorable to the pro-life cause. Those decisions were based on rules of law unrelated to the issues of personhood for the pre-born or if Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided." Christian Newswire; more:
Thursday, May 28, 2009
A documentary called “28 Days on the Pill” has been released that seeks expose the abortifacient properties of the birth control pill. The documentary explains that many forms of birth control pills contain progesterone, which thins the endometrium, the walls of the uterus, which in turn causes it to become inhospitable to a conceived ovum. This inhospitality may cause a newly conceived human being not to implant in the endometrium and cause an abortion.
Dr. Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said that doctors shy away from telling their patients about the abortifacient aspects of the pill because “it could lead to awkward questions and lifestyle changes, and it could also put persons in the position of very deep moral reconsideration of what they've taken for granted since the early 1960s.”
However, he said that “it is ethically wrong to withhold that information. I am always careful to say that I'm not a medical doctor or pharmacist, I'm a theologian and a pastor, and as a pastor, I would never counsel a couple to use the pill.” LifeSiteNews
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
In Center for Reproductive Law & Policy v. Bush, she wrote an opinion that upheld the Mexico City Policy prohibiting federal funding of overseas abortions. In 2004, she ruled that a group of abortion clinic protesters could proceed with its suit against police officers who arrested them. Steven Waldman, writing on his BeliefNet blog, says, "In the two cases we know of that related partly to abortion, she took the position that pro-life groups would have wanted (albeit for reasons unrelated to Roe v. Wade)."
Mathew D. Staver, Founder and President of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law, commented on the nominee: “While Sotomayor is not the easiest nomination the President was considering in his short list, she is by far not the most risky either. She has had a mixed history on cases. Her personality is not likely one that will persuade other Justices to her point of view. Her nomination does not change the makeup of the United States Supreme Court.” Liberty Counsel
Friday, May 22, 2009
For more on bioethics, see the Biblical Bioethics Advisor
Thursday, May 21, 2009
- A letter asking President Obama to reinsert funding for abstinence education in his budget request.
- A letter asking House Appropriations Chairman Obey to maintain funding for abstinence education in the 2010 budget.
- A letter asking Republican Leadership to take the lead on advocating for the continuation of abstinence education in the 2010 budget.
Visit your member of congress over the Memorial Day break. Call the district office and ask for a meeting or attend an event where your Member will be. Use this opportunity to let them know that abstinence education must continue in his/her district. (Let NAEA know if you are able to visit by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.) Contact your House Member here . Contact your Senator here.
Use info from NAEA to be persuasive.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The thousands of pregnancy centers in America today, which offer material and spiritual help to women, did not exist at the time of Roe v. Wade. Will the president raise their visibility and encourage women to seek their help? Will he encourage women who don't want their babies to carry them to term so that others can adopt them? Cal Thomas
His speech was un-Barackesque in one sense - he came down from Olympus, where pay grades are seldom referred to at all, and made it plain that on the issue of human life, he does in fact disagree with those who stand for its sanctity. . . . Obama is a man of many mellifluous words, but he is also a man of many unambiguous actions, and every action he has taken to date has been a forthright dismantling of the culture of life and the wall of separation that has existed between taxpayers and abortion. FRC
[Obama's] primary campaign appealed to hard-core ideologues, while his general-election campaign made a softer pitch, aimed at attracting moderate and nonideological voters. Obama's rhetorical skill is such that he makes this like an act of depth and thoughtfulness. In fact, it is the most pedestrian of campaign tactics. WSJ
[Obama's] duplicity is most pronounced on the issue of abortion. On the one hand, he champions a mother's right to destroy her baby in the womb, presumably believing it is not a human life. But on the other, he says the decision of whether to abort has both moral and spiritual dimensions. JWR
Monday, May 18, 2009
Editor: How can he speak of God's creation and our selfishness and not see the problem with abortion? And who is it that is providing "care and support for women who do carry their children to term"? I think it's the pro-lifers.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Those who would pressure or force a wife, daughter, or girlfriend into unwanted abortions need to know that:
- Risk of death for women is 62% higher after abortion
- 31% suffer health complications after abortion
- 65% suffer symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- 60% said “part of me died”
- Teens are 6 times more likely to commit suicide if they’ve had an abortion in the last 6 months
- Clinical depression risk is 65% higher after abortion
- Suicide rates are 6 times higher after abortion
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
She goes on to say, "People face many battles here with the often destructive and senseless parts of their cultural background. Even those [who are] saved face a huge host of wrong thinking to overcome as they renew their minds with Scripture. They need the Lord to remove the blinders of sin and its horrible effects on their lives and culture. Then they truly can be happy and have . . . the peace that passes all understanding regardless of the circumstances of our lives." 2 Corinthians 5:17
Sadly, the list includes popular and well-known organizations such as: Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Easter Seals, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Parkinson's Action Network, RESOLVE (the National Infertility Association), Susan G. Komen Foundation, and many, many more.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Sometimes finding God’s purpose in the midst of adversity requires us to make major personal changes over a period of time. At other times, our God-given purpose may be right in front of us. To discover it, we simply need to open our hearts to God’s leading and lift our eyes to opportunities we could easily overlook. Troubled With
Pregnancy centers are known as the “compassion wing of the pro-life movement,” and they work. After receiving the help of a PCC, nine out of ten women served are empowered to carry their pregnancy to term, according to statistics gathered by Care Net, a network of 1,160 centers. . . . Care Net is after one thing from the new administration and Congress (and it’s not funding). We’re simply asking that those leading the “abortion reduction” discussion merely acknowledge the contribution of pregnancy centers in helping to achieve this goal and promote a national environment that allows us to do what PCCs do best – help women in need in our local communities. Care Net; Melinda Delahoyde video presentation