Moral Support: Stand for Life; Support Unborn Child Protection Act

Moral Support:

Stand for Life; Support Unborn Child Protection Act

Dear Stand4Life Supporter,

I’m asking you to follow President Trump’s lead.

The White House issued a statement in support of a House bill that would make it illegal for any person to perform, or attempt to perform, an abortion of an unborn child after 5 months.

Now that the House did its job and passed this bill, it’s time for the Senate to ACT.

Please add your name in support of the White House statement and pressure pro-abortion obstructionists in the Senate to pass the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”

I can’t even imagine how anyone could think it’s okay to abort an unborn child after 5 months of pregnancy. This bill should be common sense.

But as we’ve seen time and time again, some elected officials routinely choose to stand with the abortion lobby, rather than their constituents – everyday Americans who are horrified by the thought of late-term abortion after five months.

Results only happen if we demand them.

So please, add your name in support of the White House statement and pressure pro-abortion obstructionists in the Senate to pass the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”

For LIFE,

Marjorie Dannenfelser
President, Susan B. Anthony List

 

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Abortion Victim: Fathers

Another victim of abortion

abortion_dadBy Anne Reed
It is a simple fact that conception of a child requires the equal biological participation of a female and a male counterpart – mother and father. The baby is obviously the first victim in abortion. Moreover, the pro-life community has leaned toward spotlighting the mother as a victim – and rightly so. But often down-played or even ignored is the fact that the baby’s father is also a victim of the lies of a culture that advocates abortion.

The Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973 violently opened the door for widespread legalized abortion in the U.S. The court focused on the woman’s right to privacy while the personhood of the child in the womb was disregarded. So were the rights of the father.

In the immediate years following this decision, 12 states adopted laws protecting the rights of some  men by requiring the husband’s consent before his wife could follow through with an abortion. Unfortunately, in 1976, the Supreme Court evaluated those state laws, and declared them inconsistent with the basis and decision of Roe v Wade and, therefore, unconstitutional.

Confusion and research
Forty years later, millions of men have been affected by abortion. Many knowingly participated through a wide range of approaches, from passivity to coercion. The men who make up these grievous numbers often are boyfriends and husbands. In other cases, the pregnant girl or woman was faced by pressure from her own father, relatives or friends to “get rid of the problem.” Some men abandoned the mother and crisis pregnancy situation altogether. Others responded with indifference, leaving the mother confused and feeling helpless. Others who were uninformed or deceived came to learn about the abortion after the fact. Still other men fought unsuccessfully for the lives of their unborn children.

Catherine Coyle, Ph.D., has done extensive research on the subject of men who have been harmed by abortion. In her book Men and Abortion: A Path to Healing, published in 1999, a man called Dan recounts the inner turmoil he experienced in accompanying his future wife during an abortion (excerpt above). Helplessness and confusion were two common themes expressed by men interviewed in Coyle’s research.

State laws related to abortion disregard the father, thereby communicating that the father has no final influence or authority. He is, therefore, denied the paternal instinct that motivates him to care for his family. One post-abortive father who now counsels post-abortive men wrote, “As I reflect on God’s purpose and role for men found in the Word, I see that because of my choice of participating in this offensive sin of killing my unborn child, I quit life. I taught myself to shortcut life in all decisions in the future (husband decisions, father decisions, job decisions, etc.).”

What makes things worse is that men are more likely than women to go forward in denial about negative emotions profoundly affecting their lives. Vincent Rue, Ph.D., a forerunner in researching the effects of abortion on men, wrote, “Men do grieve following abortion, but they are more likely to deny their grief or internalize their feelings of loss rather than openly express them. … When men do express their grief, they try to do so in culturally prescribed ‘masculine’ ways, i.e. anger, aggressiveness, control.”

Post-abortive men are likely to experience tendencies toward angry and violent behavior as well as an overall sense of lost manhood. Common consequences include broken relationships; sexual dysfunction; substance abuse; self-hatred; ever-increasing feelings of grief, guilt and depression; and dangerous or even suicidal behavior.

Confession and repentance
King David describes the body’s reaction to secret sin: “When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long” (Psalm 32:3). John’s first epistle stressed the importance of confession: “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:8-9). James 5:16 takes confession even farther: “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed.”

One has to wonder what would happen if widespread confession of this sin swept across the nation. What would happen if mighty warriors, expressing strength through weakness, stepped into the front lines creating a massive wave of confession and repentance? How would marriages be affected in the here and now? How would this culture be affected as a whole? Would the hearts of the fathers be turned back to the children?

What if, rather than hiding the truth of past and present sexual impurity, confession and repentance became an igniting fire in our churches? What about those men living inside a fortress of unforgiveness? How many hearts are hardened by the deceitfulness of sin, self-justification and resentment? Shame, guilt and blame can be so deep-rooted that these wounded warriors more often than not need fellow soldiers and armor bearers to come alongside them in battle.

Perhaps the real question is, “What would happen if men fought back?” Not with weapons of the flesh, but as Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 10:3-4, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.”

For a post-abortive father, these steps can light the way out of darkness and despair:
1) Acknowledge your responsibility.
2) Confess to God and at least one other person you can trust.
3) Seek out and use available resources for post-abortion men.

A man struggling with any sin is inclined to keep it secret. However, biblical wisdom tells him not to give in to fear, pride and shame. Forgiveness and healing are attainable. Be a warrior; go after the victory.
An expanded version of this article appears in Patricia K. Layton’s new book Finding Freedom: Healing and Hope After Abortion. It is available at www.surrenderingthesecret.com

History Heroes: Culture Warrior Phyllis Schlafly vs. Feminism, Abortion

History Heroes:

Culture Warrior Phyllis Schlafly vs. Feminism, Abortion

Phyllis Schlafly (1924-2016)

phyllis-schlaflyFebruary 2017 – Phyllis Schlafly was a lady like no other. Her expansive work purifying and strengthening the nation’s conservative movement since the early 1970s earned her the unofficial title of “First Lady of Conservatism.” Relentlessly, she fought until the end. Even at the age of 92, her death at her home in Ladue, Missouri, on September 5, 2016, came as a grievous shock to many.

Phyllis married Fred Schlafly in 1949 at age 25 after she had earned her B.A. from Washington University in 1944 and her Master’s in Political Science from Harvard University in 1945. She worked her way through college testing ammunition by firing rifles and machine guns.

She was fiercely devoted to her husband, her children, and her role as wife and mother. A master at time management, she was possibly America’s most renowned promoter of the role of full-time homemaker, believing it to carry a high degree of dignity and honor. She and Fred reared their six children in the Roman Catholic faith; she nursed them all and taught them to read before they entered school.

She was catapulted into the public eye in 1964 after she self-published A Choice Not an Echo. With sales eventually reaching more than three million, she revealed in its pages how Republican Party presidential nominees were predetermined by “a few secret kingmakers” just as assuredly as “Paris dressmakers control[led] the length of women’s skirts.”

In 1971, with the sudden emergence of feminism, a gang of women began making their way around the halls of Congress demanding that the Equal Rights Amendment be revived. It had originated in the women’s suffrage era and was introduced into Congress in 1923. For nearly 50 years, it had been buried in committee and forgotten.

The constitutional amendment was soon off the ground again. It passed in the House and within 12 months was ratified by 30 of the required 38 states.

Tackling the ERA


In the meantime, Schlafly analyzed the ERA and read between the lines. She realized that ratification of the amendment would open the door to a host of issues that would prove detrimental to women, the family, and society as a whole: homosexual marriage, tax payer-funded abortion, military drafting of women, abolishment of child support and alimony for women, loss of privacy for both sexes, termination of labor laws that protected women from dangerous workplaces, and a massive increase in federal government powers.

In 1972, she formed an opposition movement called STOP ERA and led the pro-family movement into a 10-year battle. Three presidents, every governor, 98% of the media, Hollywood, and big money supported ERA. Against all odds, Schlafly and STOP ERA led the pro-family movement to victory. The votes needed for ratification were never secured.

“ERA was rejected by the American people,” said Schlafly. “And the big lesson we learn from this is that in the marvelous process of self-government given to us by our founding fathers, it is possible for the people to defeat the entire political and media establishment and to win despite incredible odds.”

afa-donwildmonAFA founder Don Wildmon remembers STOP ERA well. It was in 1977, during Schlafly’s decade-long fight, that he founded AFA, originally the National Federation for Decency.

“She and Chuck Colson are two people who influenced me greatly.” Wildmon told AFA Journal. “I don’t think it’s possible for women today to understand what was happening at that time. It was vicious! She was a fighter, brilliant, and educated. She took on the power structure and won. She killed the ERA singlehandedly – she and her little band of women warriors.”

The secular humanistic determinations she pushed against in the 1970s and ’80s appeared dormant for years but were secretly, slowly slithering through cracks and crevices. Finally rearing their slimy serpent heads, the majority of the ERA goals have been accomplished through separate and individual means in recent years.

A multi-faceted legacy


“Just imagine what would have happened if Schlafly had not fought,” said Wildmon. “We would have had gay marriage decades ago. America is much better because of her.”

abortion3-pro-lifeSchlafly’s children all became professionals in their fields of interest: three lawyers, one physician, one Ph.D. mathematician, and a businesswoman. Schlafly earned her J.D. from Washington University Law School in 1978, and she was later awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Washington University in St. Louis. In 1992, her home state of Illinois named her “Mother of the Year.” She authored 19 books over her lifespan and taught millions how to participate in self-government through Eagle Forum, the organization she founded in 1972 and presided over until her death.

Stacy on the Right, Urban Family Talk network’s newest talk radio program, is recorded in the St. Louis, Missouri, area, home of Eagle Forum. (See here.) As a strong conservative growing in influence, Stacy Washington often found herself in the same circles with Schlafly.

“She was a force to be reckoned with,” Washington told AFA Journal, “a truly godly woman possessing the fortitude of a battle tested warrior. Phyllis was blunt, brutally honest, and kind. I found her inspirational in so many ways – her happy nature being chief among them.”

“Phyllis was one of a kind,” said Wildmon. “When God created her, He threw away the mold. You’re not going to get another individual like her. She was tenacious! She didn’t quit.”

phyllis-schlafly-friend-sandy-riosA friend remembers


Sandy Rios (left), AFA director of government affairs and host of Sandy Rios in the Morning responded to AFA Journal.

AFA Journal: What was your relationship with Phyllis Schlafly?
Sandy Rios: I worked with Phyllis behind the scenes for many years. We became friends when I was serving as president of Concerned Women for America from 2001 to 2004.

AFAJ: How much influence did she have on you and what is the primary imprint she has left on you personally?
SR: She had tremendous influence on my life. She was such a beautiful, gracious, well spoken, unflappable, AFAdiscouragement_homebrilliant woman. I never saw her discouraged. And I never saw her ever want to quit. She just kept fighting and fighting and fighting. She had an indomitable spirit.

AFAJ: In addition to her successful take-down of the ERA, what is Schlafly’s most remarkable professional accomplishment?
SR: I would say her greatest lifetime accomplishment was her fight for the unborn. In the 1980s, it was so unpopular and so discouraging to be pro-life. It was then what it is now to be against gay marriage. If you were pro-life, you had cooties; you were dumb, ill-informed, foolish, backwards. You were scorned and ridiculed. Phyllis never gave quarter to any of that. She just stayed the course and continued to speak the truth. She made the case brilliantly whether people wanted to hear it or not.

The other contribution she gave was to the Republican platform. As the ideological leader of the conservative movement, she was intricately woven into the Republican establishment. She attended every Republican convention since 1952. You can lay at Phyllis’s feet the unbelievably strong platform of the Republican Party on the issues of life, marriage, schools, and national defense. They have the most conservative platform ever, and that is because of the work of Phyllis Schlafly.

Moral Support: Mexico City Anti-abortion Policy reinstated

Moral Support:

Mexico City Anti-abortion Policy reinstated

Five Facts About Trump’s Reinstatement of the Mexico City Anti-Abortion Policy

Dr. Susan Berry

pro-life-protester-anti-abortionPresident Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that reinstated what is known as the “Mexico City Policy” regarding U.S. aid for abortions overseas.

Here’s five facts about the policy, the text of which can be found here:

1. The “Mexico City Policy” prohibits non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive U.S. funds – including International Planned Parenthood – from providing or promoting abortions, as a method of family planning, overseas.

  • The policy also bans these organizations from advocating for the passage of pro-abortion laws in other countries.

2. President Trump has updated the policy by directing the Secretary of State to implement a plan that expands the policy across all global health assistance funding. This means that U.S. taxpayer dollars will not be supporting organizations that promote or participate in the management of a coercive abortion program.

  • The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), for example, is one such organization, with its long history of supporting China’s one-child population control program, an agenda that has included forced abortions.

3. The Mexico City Policy does not reduce U.S. foreign assistance; however, it does ensure that those who partner with the United States in providing international aid act to safeguard that abortion is not performed or promoted.

4. The policy does not prevent U.S. aid from being used for birth control and family planning services overseas – only abortion and its promotion are not subsidized.

reagan-quote-abortion5. The Mexico City Policy is a memorandum that was first issued by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 at the United Nations population conference, held in Mexico City. It has been reinstituted by every Republican president via executive order since Ronald Reagan, but rescinded by Democrat presidents.

Family Research Council (FRC) provides further details about the history of the Mexico City Policy:

FRC president Tony Perkins praised Trump for acting swiftly to reinstate the Mexico City Policy.

“This is a vital step in the journey to make America great again, recognizing and affirming the universal ideal that all human beings have inherent worth and dignity, regardless of their age or nationality,” he said. “I thank President Trump for issuing an executive order in keeping with his campaign promise that he will protect taxpayers from having to pay for abortions.”

abortion-defund-p-parenthood Planned Parenthood denounced Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy

National pro-life leaders, however, are applauding Trump’s move.

“Not only has President Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy, he’s modernized it by applying it to all foreign health assistance programs,” said Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser. “For nearly a decade under President Obama, Americans have funded UNFPA, which has a long history of involvement in obama-abortion-p-parenthoodChina’s brutal birth limitation policy – enforcement of which routinely includes the atrocity of forced abortions.

“Thanks to President Trump, the Secretary of State is directed to ensure Americans are no longer complicit in violating the dignity of women and children overseas. No longer will abortion be a top U.S. export,” Dannenfelser added.

“This is a great start to the Trump presidency and we hope this is only the beginning of defunding Planned Parenthood and the end of forcing American taxpayers to fund an industry that ends hundreds of thousands of innocent lives a year and irreparably harms women,” said president of Students for Life of America Kristan Hawkins. “This is a new day for all Americans, and we are excited about reversing Planned Parenthood’s hold on Washington.”

Reverse of Obama’s pro-Abortion decree

“Three days after President Obama took office he rescinded the Mexico City Policy, thereby allowing foreign non-governmental organizations to use American tax-payers’ money to perform abortions overseas,” observed  Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie, policy advisor with The Catholic Association. “Today, three days into his own term, Mr. Trump returns the favor and reinstates the policy.”

Trump not bothered by vulgar demonstrations

abortion-quotePozo Christie notes that Trump was “not cowed by the often-vulgar and stridently pro-abortion demonstrations that took place across the United States over the weekend.”

“The president instead is allying himself with majority American opinion,” she continues. “A recent Marist poll shows that 83% of Americans oppose using our tax dollars to fund abortions in other countries. Vulnerable women in developing countries will once again be protected from companies like the International Planned Parenthood Federation who have been using our tax dollars to “help” them by eliminating their children.”

Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), a registered nurse and member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, said, “With this compassionate executive order, President Trump has turned the page from a sad chapter in his predecessor’s legacy and has already started to make good on his promises to the millions of pro-life Americans that helped him ascend to this office.”

abortion-2-pro-life44th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade

“On the heels of the 44th anniversary of the heartbreaking Roe vs. Wade decision, this order gives us renewed hope of things to come,” Black added. “I applaud President Trump for protecting the conscience rights of American taxpayers and prioritizing federal funding for organizations that protect life over those that take it away.”

Five Facts About Trump’s Reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy on Abortion

Culture Wars: Pro-Life leaders applaud Health and Human Services Nominee

Culture Wars: 

Pro-Life leaders applaud Health and Human Services Nominee

Pro-Life Leaders Applaud Choice of Rep. Tom Price as HHS Nominee

Dr. Susan Berry

Tom Price, HHS nominee

Tom Price, HHS nominee

National pro-life leaders are applauding President-elect Donald Trump’s pick of Republican Rep. Tom Price of Georgia for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“Chairman Price, a renowned physician, has earned a reputation for being a tireless problem solver and the go-to expert on healthcare policy, making him the ideal choice to serve in this capacity,” Trump said in a statement. “He is exceptionally qualified to shepherd our commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare and bring affordable and accessible healthcare to every American. I am proud to nominate him as Secretary of Health and Human Services.”

abortion3-pro-lifePrice, who has a 100 percent pro-life voting record, will likely not only play a major role in the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, but also in the redirection of taxpayer funds to health centers that do not perform abortions.

Brent Bozell, founder of the Media Research Center (MRC) released the following statement on Price’s nomination:

The appointment of Rep. Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services is yet another excellent cabinet choice by President-elect Trump. Trump seems absolutely committed to honoring his pro-life commitments by selecting a man with a 100% pro-life record…And in choosing a pro-life cabinet member, Trump has disrupted the liberal media’s pro-abortion agenda, their single most important issue.

Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser also commented:

Representative Tom Price is an excellent choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services. He has a 100 percent pro-life record and is well positioned to champion truly comprehensive health care. He helped lead the charge to defund Planned Parenthood through budget reconciliation, setting the stage for President-elect Trump and a pro-life Congress to reallocate those funds to support comprehensive women’s healthcare. As HHS Secretary, he will play a key role in developing a robust health care reform proposal that protects life and consciences, while promoting options for low-income individuals and families.

stop-abortionSimilarly, Ashley McGuire, senior fellow with The Catholic Association, released the following statement:

President-elect Trump has made an excellent choice in Rep. Price as Secretary of HHS. In particular, Rep. Price’s strong pro-life values and record to match make him the right man to reform an agency that has been marred by its aggressive abortion agenda. The Department of HHS caused the largest religious liberty class-action lawsuit in American history when it tried to force religious employers and charities like the Little Sisters of the Poor to pay for and provide things like abortion pills in their healthcare plans. We are confident that Rep. Price will finally put an end to the anti-religious liberty HHS mandate, as well as introduce comprehensive reforms to restore the agency as one that genuinely promotes healthcare that respects human life and dignity.

Abortion chain Planned Parenthood and its CEO Cecile Richards, however, are denouncing the choice.

Pro-Life Leaders Applaud Choice of Rep. Tom Price as Health and Human Services Nominee

Election 2016: Obama, Hillary Clinton State Dept. linked to Planned Parenthood selling Baby Parts

Election 2016:

Obama, Hillary Clinton State Dept.  linked to Planned Parenthood selling Baby Parts

reagan-quote-abortionkeyWanted: A millstone big enough for these barbarian, demonic  butchers.

‘Pay to Slay’: Hillary link to baby body-parts biz revealed

Fugitive pair selling human tissue aided by Clinton State Department

Bob Unruh

planned-parenthood-clinton-democrat-fundingIt’s a new bombshell in the scandal that horrified Americans as they learned unborn babies had their body parts harvested and sold around the world: the discovery that Hillary Clinton’s State Department granted favorable treatment to a family involved in the harvesting.

hillary-planned-parenthood-abortionThe federal agency expedited the immigration of the Isaias family, whose ownership of the DaVinci Biosciences and DV Biologics companies made headlines again recently when the district attorney in Orange County brought a criminal lawsuit against them.

The baby body-parts trade was highlighted in 2015 in a series of  hidden-camera videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress, or CMP.

CMP said that for eight years, Planned Parenthood “supplied aborted baby hearts, lungs, brains, and intestines to DV Biologics, which DV Biologics then resold for profit.”

“In exchange for merely providing access to aborted baby body parts, Planned Parenthood received kickback contributions from DaVinci Biosciences over the course of their eight-year contract,” CMP said.

“The wheels of justice are beginning to turn against Planned Parenthood and their corrupt business partners in the illicit trade planned-parenthood-govin aborted baby body parts. Planned Parenthood is not above the law, and law enforcement and elected representatives everywhere must now hold Planned Parenthood accountable for their barbaric profiteering off of pregnant women and the body parts of their aborted children.”

Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America said the Orange County district attorney “should be commended for suing Planned Parenthood’s business partners.

“Hopefully this lawsuit is the beginning of the unraveling of the entire for-profit fetal tissue industry, one that Planned Parenthood has played a key role in for years,” Hawkins said.

Read the tested and proven strategies to defeat the abortion cartel, in “Abortion Free: Your Manual for Building a Pro-Life America One Community at a Time.”

The details of the Isaias’ family’s links to the Obama administration and Clinton’s State Department were investigated by the pro-life group Operation Rescue, whose president, Troy Newman, is on the board of the Center for Medical Progress.

OR reported, under the headline “‘Pay to Slay:’ Foreign crime family reached Hillary Clinton for immigration favors so they could run a baby parts harvesting business,” the Isaias brothers – Roberto, William and Estefano Sr – “sought asylum in the U.S. in 2008, after looting millions of dollars from an Ecuadorian bank.”

They and family members now are listed as principals of the two California companies targeted by prosecutors.

“During that time, the family made hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions to Democratic and Republican political campaigns. Family members gave roughly $300,000 to Democrat politicians alone and reached out to Hillary Clinton thru (sic) her aide, Cheryl Mills,” the report said. “In return, the family received favorable treatment from the Obama administration and State Department under Clinton, which expedited their immigration into the U.S.”

It cited documentation from the New York Times, which profiled the “wealthy brothers” in 2014.

“The two men, Roberto and William Isaias are fugitives from Ecuador, which has angrily pressed Washington to turn them over, to no avail,” the Times said. “A year after their relatives gave $90,000 to help re-elect Mr. Obama, the administration rejected Ecuador’s extradition request for the men, fueling accusations that such donations were helping to keep the brothers and their families safely on America soil.”

The report explained the brothers were sentenced in absentia in Ecuador to eight years in prison for a “scheme to run a bank into the ground by making loans to businesses they controlled and then presenting false balance sheets to get bailout funds. Ecuador says it lost more than $400 million.”

Their donations, actually from the fugitives’ spouses and children, went to Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Fla., Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and others, the report said.

Operation Rescue said the Clinton-led State Department “resisted numerous requests by Ecuador to extradite the Isaias brothers back to their native country to face punishment.”

The two companies now are facing a claim from District Attorney Tony Rackauckas for $1.6 million for profiting from the illegal sale of aborted baby remains, OR said.

obama-abortion-p-parenthood“Some call the buying of influence ‘Pay to Play’ or “Pay to Stay,’ In the case of the Isaias family, I call it ‘Pay to Slay,’” said Newman.

The case contends that the Isaias companies “had no problem procuring on a regular basis tissue of aborted babies, including hearts, lungs, kidneys, brains, intestines, skeletal muscle and bones.”

“The tissue and often stem cells derived from the tissue was marked up ten times over costs, and sometimes more, creating a profitable revenue stream for the Isaias family,” OR said.

Read the tested and proven strategies to defeat the abortion cartel, in “Abortion Free: Your Manual for Building a Pro-Life America One Community at a Time.”

Hawkins commented that if a California district attorney “can file suit for illegally profiting off of baby body parts, there’s no excuse for law enforcement in other parts of the country not to do their jobs and put a stop to this criminal activity.”

CMP originally reported, when the video was released, on a conversation between Jennifer Russo of the Planned Parenthood organization and undercover journalists from CMP.

“Russo confirms that her Planned Parenthood affiliate is currently working with a local biotech company to supply aborted fetal body parts: ‘Yeah, it’s DaVinci,’ she states. DaVinci Biosciences, LLC, and its sister company, DV Biologics, LLC, are located in Orange County, CA and have been partnered with the local Planned Parenthood affiliate since 2008. Planned Parenthood Orange & San Bernardino Counties’ 2008 Annual Report lists Da Vinci Biosciences as one of the major financial donors to the abortion group,” CMP said.

Russo said, “They take the whole specimen.”

Invoices revealed Da Vinci Biosciences charged $350 for fetal liver, $500 for fetal thymus and $750 for fetal brain.

But CMP said the sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000.”

The local Orange County Register reported the case was brought in Orange County Superior Court and alleges the companies “advertised and sold hundreds of units of fetal tissue and stem cells to research facilities around the world, collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue.”

Rackauckas said, according to the paper, that the companies treated human parts as commodities.

“This case is not about whether it should be lawful to sell fetal parts or whether fetal tissue research is ethical or legal,” he said in the report. “This lawsuit is aimed at taking the profit out of selling body parts.”

In the first undercover video released by CMP, Deborah Nucatola of Planned Parenthood commented on crushing babies.

planned-parenthood-baby-parts“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact,” she said.

In the second video, Planned Parenthood’s Mary Gatter said, “I want a Lamborghini.”
In the fifth, Melissa Farrell of Planned Parenthood’s Houston clinic discusses “intact fetal cadavers”:
The seventh video has the testimony of a Planned Parenthood worker who tapped an aborted infant’s heart and saw it start beating.
And No. 8 has Cate Dyer, CEO of Stem Express, admitting Planned Parenthood sells fully intact aborted babies.
Read more at

http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/hillary-linked-to-baby-body-parts-scandal/

 

planned-parenthood-founderBlack Leaders: Hillary Clinton’s ‘Unconscionable Silence’ Over Black Abortionhillary-clinton-margaret-sanger

 

Theologian Michael Novak: For Catholics, Hillary Is Simply ‘Unvotable’

 

 

 

Election 2016: Republican, Democratic Party Platforms

Election 2016:

Republican, Democratic Party Platforms

afa-politicalparties10 key issues … taken directly from official party platforms*

democrats.org/party-platform
 gop.com/the-2016-republican-party-platform

Rusty Benson

Associate Editor, American Family Association Journal

Human Life


liberal-compassion-abortionDemocratic Party
Democrats are committed to protecting and advancing reproductive health, rights, and justice. We believe unequivocally that every woman should have access to quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion – regardless of where she lives, how much money she makes, or how she is insured. We believe that reproductive health is core to women’s, men’s, and young people’s health and wellbeing. …We will continue to oppose – and seek to overturn – federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment. (p.37)
abortion3-pro-lifeRepublican Party
The Constitution’s guarantee that no one can “be deprived of life, liberty or property” deliberately echoes the Declaration of Independence’s proclamation that “all” are “endowed by their Creator” with the inalienable right to life. Accordingly, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to children before birth. (p.13)

Planned Parenthood


Democratic Party
obama-abortion-p-parenthood
We will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health centers, which provide critical health services to millions of people. (p.37)
reagan-quote-abortionRepublican Party
We oppose the use of public funds to perform or promote abortion or to fund organizations, like Planned Parenthood,
so long as they provide or refer for elective abortions or sell fetal body parts rather than provide health care. (p.13)

 

Judges


Democratic Party
obamatearing-constitution
We will appoint judges who defend the constitutional principles of liberty and equality for all, protect a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion, curb billionaires’ influence over elections because they understand that Citizens United has fundamentally damaged our democracy, and see the Constitution as a blueprint for progress. (p.25)
judicialtyrannyRepublican Party
We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity of innocent human life. We condemn attempts by activist judges at any level of government to seize the power of the purse from the people’s elected representatives by ordering higher taxes. (p.13)

Religious Liberty


Democratic Party

election-quote6-dem-vs-godDemocrats know that our nation, our communities, and our lives are made vastly stronger and richer by faith in many forms and the countless acts of justice, mercy, and tolerance it inspires. We believe in lifting up and valuing the good work of people of faith and religious organizations and finding ways to support that work where possible. (p.19)
church-state3-first-amendmtRepublican Party
We value the right of America’s religious leaders to preach, and Americans to speak freely, according to their faith. Republicans believe the federal government, specifically the IRS, is constitutionally prohibited from policing or censoring speech based on religious convictions or beliefs, and therefore we urge the repeal of the Johnson Amendment. (p.11)

Education/School Choice
Democratic Party
commoncoreDemocrats are also committed to providing parents with high-quality public school options and expanding these options for low-income youth. We support democratically governed, great neighborhood public schools and high-quality public charter schools, and we will help them disseminate best practices to other school leaders and educators. Democrats oppose for-profit charter schools focused on making a profit off of public resources. (p.34)

common core opponents

common core opponents

Republican Party
We support options for learning, including home-schooling, career and technical education, private or parochial schools, magnet schools, charter schools, online learning, and early-college high schools. We especially support the innovative financing mechanisms that make options available to all children: education savings accounts (ESAs), vouchers, and tuition tax credits. (p.34)

Sex Education


abortion-pp-moneyDemocratic Party
We recognize that quality, affordable comprehensive health care, evidence-based sex education, and a full range of family planning services help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies. (p.37)
abstinence-mychoiceRepublican Party
We renew our call for replacing “family planning” programs for teens with sexual risk avoidance education that sets abstinence until marriage as the responsible and respected standard of behavior. (p.34)

 

Obamacare


obamacaresocialismDemocratic Party
Thanks to the hard work of President Obama and Democrats in Congress, we took a critically important step towards the goal of universal health care by passing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has offered coverage to 20 million more Americans and ensured millions more will never be denied coverage on account of a pre-existing condition. (p.34)
repeal-obamacareRepublican Party
Any honest agenda for improving health care must start with repeal of the dishonestly named Affordable Care Act of 2010: Obamacare. …To simplify the system for both patients and providers, we will reduce mandates and enable insurers and providers of care to increase health care options and contain costs. (p.36)

Marriage


Democratic Party
GayPolitical-minorities
Democrats applaud last year’s decision by the Supreme Court that recognized LGBT people – like every other American – have the right to marry the person they love. But there is still much work to be done. … Democrats will fight for the continued development of sex discrimination law to cover LGBT people. We will also fight for comprehensive federal non-discrimination protections for all LGBT Americans … . (p.19)
familydefendmarriage1Republican Party
We condemn the Supreme Court’s ruling in United States v Windsor, which wrongly removed the ability of Congress to define marriage policy in federal law. We also condemn the Supreme Court’s lawless ruling in Obergefell v Hodges. … In Obergefell, five unelected lawyers robbed 320 million Americans of their legitimate constitutional authority to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. (p.11)

Biomedical Research


abortion-embryoDemocratic Party

Democrats believe we must accelerate the pace of medical progress, ensuring that we invest more in our scientists and give them the resources they need to invigorate our fundamental studies in the life sciences in a growing, stable, and predictable way. …We recognize the critical importance of a fully funded National Institutes of Health to accelerate the pace of medical progress. (p.36)
anti-cloningRepublican Party
We call for expanded support for the stem cell research that now offers the greatest hope for many afflictions – through adult stem cells, umbilical cord blood, and cells reprogrammed into pluripotent stem cells – without the destruction of embryonic human life. We urge a ban on human cloning for research or reproduction, and a ban on the creation of, or experimentation on, human embryos for research. (p.37-38)

Iran


cartoon-obama-Iran-ATM-600Democratic Party

We support the nuclear agreement with Iran because, if vigorously enforced and implemented, it verifiably cuts off all of Iran’s pathways to a bomb without resorting to war. (p.43)
obama-treasonRepublican Party
We consider the Administration’s deal with Iran, to lift international sanctions and make hundreds of billions of dollars available to the Mullahs, a personal agreement between the President and his negotiating partners. … Because of it, the defiant and emboldened regime in Tehran continues to sponsor terrorism across the region, develop a nuclear weapon, test-fire ballistic missiles inscribed with “Death to Israel,” and abuse the basic human rights of its citizens. A Republican president will not be bound by it. (p.46)

 

American Family Association Issues at hand: Bible Giveaway, Keys to Happiness, Beware of wolf

AFAissueshandAmerican Family Association Issues at Hand:

Bible Giveaway, Keys to Happiness, Beware of wolf

AFR, Truth for Youth give 63,174 Bibles

afa-truthforyouthOctober 2016 – For 15 years, American Family Radio has partnered with Revival Fires Ministries for one week each fall to provide free New Testaments for students to give to unsaved friends at school. In August, AFR listeners broke their own record (62,800 Bibles in 2015) by providing 63,174 Truth for Youth Bibles for Christian teens to give away.

“It’s a creative and effective way to get Bibles in the hands and hearts of unsaved teens,” said AFA president Tim Wildmon.

In evangelistic services he leads throughout the year, RFM president Tim Todd raises funds to print and ship the Bibles. Learn more at revivalfires.org.

Worship positive for health and Keys to Happiness

christian-worshipOctober 2016 – Marripedia, an online social science encyclopedia of research, found that nearly 100 studies show that 81% of the time there is a “positive association between religious involvement and greater happiness, life satisfaction, morale, positive affect, or some other measure of wellbeing.” People who highly value their religious faith and frequently participate in it have reduced incidence of depression or suicide.

In addition, those who attend services at least weekly have lower mortality rates, and a reduced risk of infectious disease, diabetes, and cancer. They live an average of seven years longer than those who are not active in religion.

Regular church attendance also correlates with higher levels of happiness and sexual satisfaction in marriage. Those who attend weekly are seven times less likely to have a sexual partner outside marriage. And teens who are in church at least once per week are more likely to abstain from sex; only 51% of those 17-year-olds had had sex, compared to 70% of those who never attend.

marripedia.org, 6/15/16

 

Muslim employee infiltrates, defrauds World Vision

Beware of wolf among the sheep! Christian groups are not immune to infiltration.

afa-worldvision-infiltratedOctober 2016 – Mohammed El Halabi, director of World Vision’s Gaza branch since 2010, confessed to siphoning off $7.2 million a year from donations given to the humanitarian aid organization, according to Israeli authorities who arrested Halabi on June 15. Prosecutors said the money was used to fund Hamas, of which Halabi is a member who was was recruited for the purpose of infiltrating World Vision. Israel estimates that in the last six years, Halabi diverted 60% of World Vision’s Gaza budget, intended for work among children in the region and agricultural projects. Germany and Australia suspended funding for World Vision in Gaza after the allegations.

sheep-and-wolf“[Halabi’s crime] massively damages the trust necessary for aid work for the people in Gaza,” said German politician Volker Beck.

“Any diversion of the generous support of the Australian and international community for military or terrorist purposes by Hamas is to be deplored and can only harm the Palestinian people,” Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement.

jpost.com, 8/7/16; world.wng.org, 8/5/16

 

Planned Parenthood: one million deaths in 2015

abortion-planned-parenthood-fadedkidsOctober 2016 – Planned Parenthood global affiliates killed 964,325 babies in 2015, according to International Planned Parenthood Federation.

“If you were to read off the names of IPPF’s tiny victims – without sleeping, breaking, or pausing – it would take you almost two years,” LifeNews.com stated. “In fact, you would never finish. By the time you finished reading the list of all the lives lost in 2015, IPPF’s abortion facilities would have added another two million lives to be accounted for.”

IPPF plans to escalate that endeavor. In Ghana, for example, advertising campaigns led to a 25% increase in clients in the country in 2014. And IPPF takes credit for influencing more than 800 policy and legislative changes in the last decade that push “sexual and reproductive rights” around the world.

onenewsnow.com, 7/17/16

Moral Solutions: De-fund Planned Parenthood

Moral Solutions:

De-fund Planned Parenthood

This Butchery, Inc, is “non-profit”? Give me a break!

Heritage Foundation Explains Why Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Need Taxpayer Funding

Bethany Murphy

On CNN.com last week, Heritage Foundation expert Chuck Donovan made the case to fiscal conservatives that they should support defunding Planned Parenthood.

abortion-defund-p-parenthoodDespite cries that without federal subsidies Planned Parenthood would be forced to stop providing services to women, the nonprofit organization has run budget surpluses since 2008. Additionally, Donovan points out that much of what the organization does is hardly critical:

Will women’s health suffer because of the funding limits Rep. Mike Pence and 239 of his House colleagues have adopted? Highly unlikely. In addition to being over-funded and therefore much more capable of belt-tightening than most charities, Planned Parenthood is not the sole provider of any of the legitimate services it offers. It provides little prenatal care and hardly any adoption assistance. It does not, despite impressions to the contrary, offer mammograms at its centers but provides referrals instead.

On economic merit alone, Planned Parenthood should be near the top of the cut list. To begin with, as Chuck Donovan at the Heritage Foundation has pointed out, Planned Parenthood is awash in net income. From 2002 to 2007, the national organization and its affiliates took in $388 million more than they spent on programs and services,’ the groups write in the new letter.  ’Even in the midst of the recession, the president of the organization still received more than $337,000 in an annual salary and tens of thousands more in benefits and allowances.  Planned Parenthood is receiving a rolling, annual bailout, and they don’t even need it.’

Truth Zone: Democratic Party includes Marxism, Shariah Muslims, Baby Butchers

Truth Zone, election 2016:

Democratic Party includes Marxism, Shariah Muslims, Baby Butchers

Rush Limbaugh to Trump: Call Dems ‘Baby Butchers,’ ‘Shariah Muslims,’ ‘Marxists’

Comment:

I’ve been talking to a few people who mostly vote Democrat, including my Sister and her family. After watching the Democrat convention for a couple days they’re in the “Never Hillary” camp. I think the Dems overplayed their cover-up and lie strategy. Even their voters don’t believe them anymore.

Rush Limbaugh

barrymarxGOP presidential nominee Donald Trump should add a list of who the Democratic Party now is, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said Monday.

“My idea for a short Trump speech, maybe an intro to the speech that he’s gonna give to his improv at all of these appearances, is just list who the Democrats are,” Limbaugh told his radio audience.

“Black Lives Matter, New Black Panthers, Occupy Wall Street, stripping God from their party platform, transgender bathroom advocates, pro-death panels, baby butchers!” he said. “A candidate who violated the Espionage Act thousands of times, sexual predators, pedophiles, illegals, Sharia Muslims, Marxists. That’s the Democrat Party today.”

 

Hillary-and-Nurse-RatchedRUSH: Here’s what Hillary Clinton tried to do last night [of DNC convention].  She tried to embrace America’s birth, but she couldn’t do it.  She then aborted America’s birth, explaining how she would butcher and sell off the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, the Tenth Amendment.