Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pro-Life News, March 4, 2015

West Virginia House Overrides Governor Tomblin’s Veto of Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks The West Virginia state House overwhelmingly overrode a veto issued by West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin of a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy on unborn babies who studies show can feel intense pain. Read More at LifeNews.Com

Hillary Clinton Gives Keynote Address at Radical Pro-Abortion Group’s Fundraiser One year to the date after she received an award from the radical pro-abortion group Emily’s List, likely presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave the keynote address last night at a fundraiser for the organization.
Read More at LifeNews.Com

Family Loses Lawsuit Attempting to Make Nursing Home Starve Their Mother to Death The British Columbia Court of Appeal has dismissed a request from the family of an 83-year-old woman that their mother no longer be given nourishment or liquids by staff members at the nursing home where she resides, says Toronto health and human rights lawyer Hugh Scher. Read More at LifeNews.Com

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40 Days for Life Day 15 - Victory For Free Speech

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: Not everyone likes 40 Days for Life in their community.

Every now and then, overzealous public officials try to create new ordinances or twist the laws to get rid of the peaceful prayer vigil outside of an abortion center.

The target is often the signs that people hold while they’re praying. It can be about the number, size or location of signs. Sometimes they’ll even try to ban all signs from the public right-of-way.

When local 40 Days for Life leaders recognize a threat to their campaign’s free speech rights, we ask for help from our friends at the Thomas More Society law center.

It usually doesn’t take long to get things straightened out ... which was the case in Arkansas, where the Thomas More Society just scored a victory for freedom of speech.

Here’s the story …

Fayetteville, Arkansas
The 40 Days for Life team in Fayetteville is in the middle of their 14th 40 Days for Life campaign. But they recently came across a brand-new challenge.

A highway department representative told the people praying on the sidewalk that because they were standing on a state-owned right-of-way, they needed to have state permits for the signs they were holding.

The employee added that if they didn’t get the appropriate permits, they could be fined as much as $100 for each person holding a sign.

Knowing that couldn’t possibly be correct, the Fayetteville leaders contacted the Thomas More Society … which quickly sent a letter to the Arkansas highway department demanding that the state respect the participants’ First Amendment free speech rights.

Within a matter of days, the state admitted that there was no requirement for sign permits at the vigil … confirming “what we already knew to be true: the First Amendment applies even next to a state highway,” said the Thomas More Society’s Corrina Konczal. “40 Days for Life participants are able to hold signs informing passing drivers of their public stand for life without the fear of unjust criminal punishment.”

Sterling Heights, Michigan
“Sadly, the abortion center was busy today with clients,” said Barb, the local leader in Sterling Heights. “And we kept their security guard busy, watching us and harassing one young couple who mistakenly parked their car in their lot.

And it didn’t get much better after she completed her prayer time at the vigil.

“Barb, just for your information, there was much activity after you left,” one volunteer told her. “There were so many cars that they could no longer fit in the back and filled up the parking spots on the side.”

“So you see,” Barb said, “it is not too cold for people to drive to their neighborhood abortion center, nor is it too cold for the staff to accommodate them.” And therefore … not too cold to go out and pray!

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Pro-Life News Mar 3. 2015

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Vetoes Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks For the second time in two years, pro-abortion West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy on unborn babies who studies show can feel intense pain. Read More at LifeNews.com

Scott Walker Says He Would Sign Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a likely pro-life candidate for the Republican nomination for president and he burnished those pro-life credentials today by issuing a letter saying he would sign a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Read More at LifeNews.com

Shocking Video Shows Planned Parenthood Accepting Donation to Abort Black Babies What does Planned Parenthood do when it is offered money to eliminate the number of African-Americans through abortion? Live Action’s latest investigative release probes the abortion giant and its readiness to bankroll racism inside facility walls. Read More at LifeNews.com

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Putting To Rest This Question From Pro-abortion Naysayers..

by Brain Fischer, Online For Life: Several times a month, Online for Life shares stories of lives saved with our dynamic Facebook community. Inevitably, we’ll then hear from pro-abortion supporters who accuse us of only caring about babies before they’re born. “Why don’t you care about babies once they’re born?” is a rhetorical question frequently written on our Facebook page.

The reality is, we work with a nationwide network of life-affirming pregnancy centers dedicated to supporting women and men in crisis pregnancies, preparing them for parenthood, and helping meet their emotional, physical, and spiritual needs.

Online for Life works closely with over 30 of these centers, helping to connect them with abortion-determined women so they can receive life-affirming care. As a result, we know firsthand how each client receives compassionate care that often extends far beyond the baby’s delivery.

Such was the case for “Charla,” a young mother who found herself in a crisis pregnancy. Single and alone, Charla did what so many pregnant women do every month: she searched online for a nearby abortion clinic. That’s when Online for Life reached out to her and gave her the option to connect her to one of our participating life-affirming centers.

With compassion and love, the staff walked Charla through her options. And after a long conversation, Charla made the brave decision to choose life for her unborn child. Unfortunately, Charla’s boyfriend was not supportive of her decision. So our staff invited him to come to the center and see his baby on the ultrasound monitor. Amazed by the baby’s tiny hands and feet, he promptly changed his mind and agreed to support Charla in her decision to have the baby.

With both parents now committed to Life, the center’s staff walked alongside the young couple throughout their pregnancy by providing childbirth and pregnancy classes. The culmination of the center’s mercy and continuous care came when the staff worked together with a local church to throw a huge baby shower for Charla.

Weeks later, Charla returned to the center with her newborn son, “Luke.” “Everything the center did for us…it’s just so overwhelming,” Charla told the staff as they gushed over her son.

Charla’s story reminds us that pro-life individuals are not just interested in saving the baby’s life. On the contrary, individuals working in life-affirming centers across the country are actively committed to ministering to both the parents and the child throughout the pregnancy and, in many cases, for many years to follow. Whether it’s throwing a baby shower, helping the parents find employment and housing, or just being available to talk, life-affirming pregnancy centers have a history of investing in each client for the long term.

As one of the fastest growing pro-life organizations in the country, Online for Life is thrilled to work with some of the nation’s premier life-affirming pregnancy centers.

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40 Days for Life Day 14 - Invite Your Church

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: Ask many local 40 Days for Life volunteers what they want most for their campaign and their answer is simple: “We need more churches!

The first time we ever did 40 Days for Life, we had 60 churches participating by the end of the campaign. I quickly learned that when we called on pastors, they were always glad to hear that we were asking for prayers ... and not for money!

Pastors are busy and often overworked. It’s important to simply seek their blessing and support ... and then invite the members of their congregations to take on the campaign’s work.

Steve Karlen, our North American outreach director, just put together this quick video (it’s less than two minutes) of the top three ways to get your church involved with 40 Days for Life.

Click THIS LINK to check it out ..

Manassas, Virginia

“Wow, what a snowy and cold start to our 40 Days for Life,” said Ken, one of the local leaders. “Thanks to all who braved the extreme conditions. Your sacrifice and witness for life was amazing and I am glad to tell you it bore fruit. Three babies were saved from abortion right here in Manassas!”

While snow and ice closed many abortion businesses, that wasn’t the case in Manassas. The facility there stayed open – as did another Northern Virginia center where the same abortionist also works. “They are not letting up,” Ken said, “so neither can we!

He shared the story of one young woman who drove down the road and saw vigil participants praying with their 40 Days for Life signs. She made a U-turn and pulled up in front of the pregnancy help center that’s in the same complex as the abortion business.

“She went in looking for someone to talk to about having an abortion,” Ken said. “According to the counselor who greeted her, she appeared gloomy and sad when she first came in, but after an hour and a half of counseling she walked out very happy and determined to keep her baby. Praise the Lord!”

Ken also tells of two young girls who stopped to talk to one of the prayer volunteers. One of the girls said she’d had an abortion recently. The volunteers gave her information about post-abortion healing resources.

“Let’s keep fighting for these precious babies and their mothers in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ,” he said.

Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins is hosting its ninth 40 Days for Life campaign. “There have been many blessings,” Linda, the local leader, said. “We are now able to show pictures of babies saved because someone was standing vigil the day the mother came to abort her child.”

Volunteers have donated baby items ... and arranged for a carload of goods to be driven to the out-of-state residence of one mom who chose life.

“Our Planned Parenthood is located directly across from a university campus,” Linda said, “and there are thousands of cars that can see our public witness daily.”

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Monday, March 2, 2015

40 Days for Life Day 13 - 87 Saved Lives (that we know of)

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: There’s nothing like starting the week with good news, so here we go! So far during this 40 Days for Life campaign, our local leaders report …

87 babies have been spared from abortion – that we know of!

Now that is a wonderful answer to prayer!

Many 40 Days for Life prayer volunteers work closely with nearby pregnancy help centers, where young women can find free medical care and material assistance – a true blessing for so many moms who choose life.

Here’s how God has saved lives through this wonderful partnership!

St. Louis, Missouri
Brian in St. Louis reports three turnarounds on one day … “including one in which a Planned Parenthood security guard was attempting to interfere with sidewalk counseling and another which saw a young, abortion-minded college student cancel her appointment at Planned Parenthood to receive pregnancy help across the street at the Thrive Mobile Medical Unit.”

The operations coordinator there shared her gratitude to all of the 40 Days for Life prayer volunteers who “make turnarounds possible through their powerful presence and encouragement.”

“God continues to shower us daily with new mercies and new victories,” Brian said.

Santa Rosa, California
In Santa Rosa, a woman had just learned she was pregnant ... and had serious doubts about having another baby. So she scheduled an abortion at the local Planned Parenthood facility.

But when she arrived at Planned Parenthood, people were praying outside at the 40 Days for Life vigil. She was immediately reminded of the abortion she’d once had … and knew at that moment that she couldn’t go through it again.

One of the volunteers held a sign with the name and phone number of the pregnancy center. So she went there instead of Planned Parenthood … and learned about the spiritual and practical support they are able to offer.

She chose life!

Orlando, Florida
While the 40 Days for Life team was praying and singing, a young couple outside the abortion center in Orlando agonized over whether or not to go through with a scheduled abortion.

As they did, a counselor reached out to them with offers of help. The young couple went into Planned Parenthood briefly, but when they came out, they were all smiles.

As they drove away from Planned Parenthood, they said they were keeping the baby. The counselor could see the relief and joy all over their faces.

Volunteers were pleased that students from the University of Central Florida joined them in prayer at the vigil. “They left before finding out about the saved baby,” said Irene, the local leader, “but no doubt their prayerful presence helped inspire the young couple to make the right choice! Please be a part of this peaceful vigil in defense of our most defenseless brothers and sisters.”

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

40 Days for Life Day 12: Fasting 101

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: The call to participate in 40 Days for Life is a call to pray and fast for an end to abortion. We say a lot about prayer ... but we don’t always say as much about fasting. So let’s take a deeper look.

Fasting is in Scripture. Christ instructed us how to fast … and gave us His own example by His time of fasting in the desert.

Fasting can often be something we love to talk about but don’t really like doing. We have access to a lot of food and comfort today ... and giving up even the slightest thing can sometimes be harder than we’d like to admit.

We live in a world that can often distract us. We stray from the simplicity of depending on God for true joy and satisfaction. But fasting refocuses us on what we truly need and don’t need.

If you have not been fasting, you may think you’ve missed the boat – that since it’s Day 12, and you didn’t begin your fast on Day 1, it’s too late to begin. Well … maybe you can’t fast for all 40 days, but you can for the next 28!

Our North American outreach director, Steve Karlen, just posted a great column about fasting. Here’s an excerpt from that article … along with a link at the end so you can read more.

Fasting: What, why and how
By Steve Karlen
Fasting, it seems, is something of a lost art these days. As people of faith we are quite familiar with our Christian obligation to pray, to serve others and to be generous toward those in need. But sometimes fasting gets lost in the shuffle.

And so, as we continue this 40 Days for Life campaign, let’s reexamine fasting.

While fasting has traditionally meant voluntarily going without food for an extended period, it can also mean any form of self-denial that we undertake.

Why do we do it? The short answer is because we’re following the example of Jesus:
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be
tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty
nights, and afterward he was hungry.
– Matthew 4:1-2
The longer answer is that fasting provides a powerful opportunity for us to reject sin and to intensify our prayer. It helps us tune out distractions. For example, the uncomfortable sensation of hunger reminds us that it’s time to eat. But when we fast, that hunger can serve as a reminder to pray!

And when we recognize that our hunger is but a mild annoyance compared with Christ’s suffering on the Cross, we’ve got the perfect opportunity to reflect on God’s tremendous love for us (as well as abortion-vulnerable mothers and babies, post-abortive mothers and those who work in the abortion industry).

Self-denial is also a powerful reminder that our hope is in God alone. We’ve all gotten up on a Monday morning and said something like “If I didn’t have my coffee, I’d never survive this day!”

Well, if we give up our coffee during 40 Days for Life, we’re forced to turn somewhere else to survive Monday mornings. Why not turn to Christ, who reminds us, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9)? The grace of God will inject more life into our day than a shot of espresso!

. . . Read the rest of Steve Karlen’s column on fasting!

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

40 Days for Life Day 11: Can We Talk?

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: Don’t be afraid of a question. It could save a life!

When you pray at a 40 Days for Life vigil, your witness serves as hope in so many ways. The women going into the abortion center, the workers inside and people just driving by all know why you are there.

This prayerful witness can start a dialogue that can save a life – a dialogue that can’t happen if you’re not there.

These short conversations can go a long way ... especially since a life may be at stake.

Jesus told us not to worry about situations like that … because the Holy Spirit will give you the right thing to say. Here are a few examples.

Sacramento, California
Volunteers in Sacramento report a positive response from people who’ve stopped to talk at their 40 Days for Life vigil.

One woman driving by pulled over to tell them about a friend who is considering abortion. The vigil participants said they “loaded her down with information. She went away quite convicted and ready to save a life!

Later that day, a man stopped by and asked about abortions in cases of rape. The 40 Days for Life team offered literature and showed him the developmental stages of babies in the womb.

“He had a change of heart right there,” one of the volunteers said. “He now understands why it is important that abortion not immediately follow on the footsteps of a rape. He wants us to go and speak at his church and bring on more pro-lifers!

Tempe, Arizona
A woman told a 40 Days for Life volunteer that her 21-year-old daughter’s roommate had just been at the abortion facility in Tempe two weeks ago. This young woman was twelve weeks pregnant and was there to have an abortion that day.

But after she walked into the building, she began feeling uneasy. She became frightened and questioned why she was there.

The young woman thought to herself, “What am I doing?” She left the building immediately. Later, she told her roommate, “I had to get out of there! I can’t do this!

Portland, Oregon
A man stopped to chat with Therese, the local leader in Portland. His first questions were about the vigil and what churches the volunteers attend.

Therese was telling him about the impact of abortion on men, and how organizations such as Rachel’s Vineyard help both women and men with spiritual healing in the wake of abortion.

It was then that the man opened up. “He said that about 20 years ago, he was in a situation,” Therese said. “The woman he was with was pregnant, and they were told that their baby had severe birth defects.” He was willing to keep the baby, but had told her it was “her choice.

Thankfully, she made the right decision. Today, that baby has grown up to be a perfectly healthy 19-year-old young man.

“Thanks,” Therese said, “for continuing to pray for the babies, their parents, those who are suffering from an abortion experience, those discerning whether to have an abortion and for the workers in the abortion industry.”

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Pro-Life News Feb 27, 2015

12-Year-Old Bravely Rejected Abortion After Rape, She Has No Regrets 23 Years Later Lianna Rebolledo was only 12-years-old when she was brutally raped by two men near her home. At the hospital, doctors told her she was pregnant and advised her to have an abortion. However, Lianna decided to keep her baby after she asked the doctor if abortion would ease her pain and he replied ‘no.’
Read More at LifeNews.com

Man Who Raped 11-Year-Old and Forced Her to Have Abortion Sent to Prison for 12 Years A Bahamian man who was convicted of sexual intercourse with an 11-year-old girl and forcing her to have an abortion will be sent to prison for 12 years. In June 2013, the victim told Dwight Bethel, 41, that she was carrying his child and he took her to an abortion facility four months later. Read More at LifeNews.com

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40 Days for Life Day 10: A Common Thread

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: No matter where you go, 40 Days for Life looks like … 40 Days for Life!

With 252 locations in 19 countries to choose from, the surroundings may look different … and the prayers may sound different … but people the world over are united in prayer, fasting and courage.

One common thread runs through every campaign: It’s hard work. 40 Days for Life campaigns challenge us to love our neighbor more deeply – and that’s not always easy.

Here are stories from three countries where that challenge is being met.

Birmingham, England
Very good news from England … as already the Birmingham team reports three saves so far!

One couple told prayer volunteers they had a one-year-old and were worried they couldn’t cope with another child so soon. “They were going to have an abortion,” Isabel, the local leader said, “but now they had changed their minds.”

Another young couple agreed to go to the pregnancy help center … and they decided to keep their baby.

In the third instance, a young woman was inside the facility while her boyfriend waited outside. The prayer volunteers talked to him, Isabel said, “and he decided to go back inside and get his girlfriend out … and they went off all smiles and waves. God is blessing the hard work and prayers of so many people here!”

As the campaign started, Archbishop Bernard Longley led volunteers in prayer. “He ended with a beautiful blessing which extended to all those who would come and pray there during the 40 days,” Isabel said. “God is blessing the hard work and prayers of so many people here.”

Ljubljana, Slovenia
According to the team hosting the first-ever 40 Days for Life vigil in Slovenia’s capital city, their first campaign is going very well.

They’ve heard testimonies from mothers that have been joyful to listen to … and they’re getting positive attention from a number of passers-by, and having opportunities to talk with law enforcement officers and medical personnel. The vigil is taking place in front of the University Medical Center.

The leaders are inviting others in their community “to join us in prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to raise awareness. With God, all things are possible!

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Steve Karlen, our North American outreach director, helped the team in Calgary kick off their campaign.

“As is the case with many Canadian campaigns,” Steve said, “the situation in Calgary is challenging. Because of a court injunction, the vigil participants are required to stand across the street from the abortion center.”

The volunteers “were delighted to hear how the no-show rate for abortion appointment skyrockets when there are people praying in front of the building.”

This abortion facility is not clearly marked … so it isn’t always clear why there are people praying out on the sidewalks. “Nevertheless,” he said, “the campaign in Calgary knows of at least one baby saved through their efforts, which makes is all worth it for them.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ben Carson: Ridiculous How Abortion Activists Call Pro-Life People “Anti-Woman”

There is no war on them (women), the war is on their babies,
Babies that cannot defend themselves. Over the past few
decades, we have destroyed 55 million of them.
~ Ben Carson
by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com: Likely Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson opened the conservative CPAC 2015 conference today with an inspiring speech to attendees. During his address, he touched on pro-life themes and complained how abortion advocates label people who are pro-life “anti-woman.”

“I refuse to give into the PC police,” he said.

“If you’re pro-life, you’re ‘anti-woman.’ If you’re pro-traditional family, you’re a ‘homophobe.’ If you’re white, and you oppose a progressive black person, you’re ‘racist.’ If you’re black and you oppose a progressive agenda, you’re ‘crazy.’ And if you’re black and you’re pro-life and you’re pro-traditional family, they don’t even know what to call you. You end up on some kind of watch list for extremists!” he said.

“We shouldn't submit to the PC Police, and to people who are trying to control us by intimidation and by IRS audits and by messing with your job,” the retired neurosurgeon said Thursday. “The only reason they can do that is because we sit silently by. That’s what they want us to do.”

He referred to how the liberal Southern Poverty Law Center recently issued a begrudging apology to him after adding him to an extremist watch list that includes members of the KKK, because of his views against abortion and on other issues.

The biggest question on the minds of attendees regarding Carson is whether the pro-life doctor will officially seek the GOP nomination for president. Like other potential candidates at the conference, Carson wasn't there to announce plans to run — but he made it clear he has no interest in the top pro-abortion Democrat for 2016.

“I’m not ready for Hillary. I’m ready for a country that puts our Constitution on the top shelf. And for those that have any doubt, that includes the Second Amendment. I’m for a country where we take the restraints off the most dynamic economy the world has ever known,” he said.

Carson received standing ovations both when he took and left the stage and his pro-life views have been embraced across the country. . . . Read More at LifeNews.com

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Not One Democrat Sponsors New Senate Bill to Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com: Members of the U.S. Senate today introduced legislation to completely ban taxpayer funding of abortions. Interestingly, not one Democrat signed on to the legislation, even though at least a couple of Senate Democrats claim to be “pro-life.”

Senators Mike Enzi and Senator John Barrasso, both Wyoming Republicans, joined Senators Roger Wicker, a Mississippi Republicans, Pat Roberts, a Kansas Republican, and other members of the Senate to introduce key legislation to enact a permanent, government-wide prohibition of taxpayer funding for abortion. Wicker and Roberts are the lead sponsors.

Currently, similar policies, such as the Hyde Amendment, require annual passage and do not apply to Obamacare and Congress must renew those pro-life policies every year or abortion funding will be re-implemented.

The “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” S. 582, also includes a provision championed by Senator Roberts requiring all health insurance plans offered by Obamacare exchanges to disclose coverage of elective abortion procedures and the abortion surcharge embedded into abortion-covering plans. . . . Read More at LifeNews.com

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God-given Rights

by Kerby Anderson, View Points: Do our rights come from man or do they come from God? In a contentious interview with Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, CNN host Chris Cuomo told the judge that: “Our laws do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from man.” He went on to argue: “Our rights do not come from God.”

These statements would certainly surprise and dismay the founders of the country and the framers of our government. The Declaration of Independence rests on the foundation that our rights are God-given. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Starting with the Declaration and continuing on to our present day, we have lots of documents, as well as prominent leaders, who contend that our rights are God-given and are not given to us by government.

In this commentary on the statements by Chris Cuomo, Peter Wehner says, “It is one thing to argue that our rights are not God-given and that the Declaration, the founders, [Abraham] Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and so many other great documents and figures in American history were wrong to claim they were. Those who hold this view, of course, need to explain the basis for believing in and protecting unalienable rights and human dignity if they are not grounded in the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.”

David Barton, in his recent commentary, suggested one reason Chris Cuomo made these statements. It was because Cuomo is 44 years old. Like others who graduated from American schools in the last few decades, he and millions of other students were never taught the historical basis of our government.

This controversy provides another reason why a number of states have enacted laws or are considering bills to require high school students to pass a citizenship test before graduation. Sadly many naturalized citizens know more about our history and government than native-born Americans. Chris Cuomo’s comments demonstrate that.

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40 Days for Life Day 9: Bad Weather ... Good News

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: There are only a few 40 Days for Life vigil locations having tolerable weather this week. But wouldn’t you know … it’s the places with the worst weather that are seeing some of the most amazing blessings right now!

In really bad weather, schools close ... offices close ... and some businesses close, too – even abortion centers.

So if God put shoveling snow on your schedule today, smile! You may be snowed in … but so is the abortionist!

McKinney, Texas
Icy Texas roads have been a big concern for vigil volunteers in McKinney this week … so Paul, the local leader, has stressed safety. “On a positive note,” he said, “Planned Parenthood closed due to weather for two days and is already scheduled to be closed Friday. That means Planned Parenthood is closed all week!

Earlier in the campaign, it wasn’t snow and ice but rain that concerned Paul and his team. As they were arriving for an event last week, they saw rain in the distance. “We barely had the books sheltered under the plastic table before it started raining buckets,” he said. “Instead of setting up the sound equipment, we bundled up and prayed.”

People started showing up in the rain … but right before the event was set to start, the rain stopped. Eventually, more than 50 people turned out.

“I may have temporarily lost my voice by the end but everything went pretty smoothly even without a sound system,” Paul said. “After our closing prayer, a volunteer announced that someone had bought pizza for everyone. God is good!

Roanoke, Virginia
Sean, the local leader in Roanoke, sent out a great message: “Zero abortions this week!

“The snow came down hard and canceled our kick-off prayer rally,” he said, “but the snow did not cancel our prayers.”

And then it kept on snowing. And this time, the weather shut down Planned Parenthood.

“Because Planned Parenthood was closed,” Sean said, “women who were scheduled to have an abortion last week were not able to keep their appointments in Roanoke.”

Fullerton, Maryland
It was yet another cold day as 40 Days for Life volunteers in Baltimore’s Fullerton area rallied outside the abortion center. The local leaders shared some thoughts that were offered by the speakers at the event.

Pastor Dale South observed that the Apostle Paul’s preaching in Ephesus was “bad for business” for the idol makers. “Our hope here as we gather for these 40 days,” he said, “is that we will rightly be accused of being bad for business for the abortion business ... but that it will be very good for the mothers and babies.”

“As a senior in high school I gave a speech on abortion,” Sherrie Palmateer told the group. “Unknown to me, a classmate was pregnant and considering abortion. Because of my speech, she did not abort her baby… and I just recently saw her 31-year-old daughter and grandchildren on Facebook. We never know who we are affecting. God knows. He just asks us to be His voice.”

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pro-Life News Feb 25, 2015

West Virginia Legislature Passes Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks The West Virginia state legislature passed a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks. More than 18,000 ‘very late term’ abortions are performed every year on perfectly healthy unborn babies in America. Read More at Lifenews.com


Obamacare Will Pay for Your Abortion But Won’t Include Your Baby in Your Health Insurance President Obama promised that under the Affordable Care Act those who needed health insurance would be covered and that the American people wouldn’t be funding abortions. Unfortunately, it turns out that both of these promises were falsehoods. Read More at Lifenews.com

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