… a new study suggests that feminist ideology no longer is the driving force to keep abortion legal, but that more sinister motives of commerce and profit are dedicated to keeping the billion dollar abortion industry alive and growing.
… market forces are now deeply intertwined with the abortion industry that supplies them with “fetal parts, tissues and cells.” Pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies often use aborted fetal material in their products.
“I just thought, my gosh, they are so young … there are so many of them, and they are so young.”
– Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, remarking on the surprising number of youth she saw at a pro-life rally in Washington D.C. She has need to worry, as according to Congressional Quarterly’s Understanding Public Opinion, American 18-29 year-olds are not only “less pro-choice than any other age group,” but “also markedly less pro-choice than [the 18-29 year-olds] in any previous decade.”
The truth is that even with the executive order in place, the government will still subsidize abortions under the new health care law. Here’s how:
Starting in 2014, if a qualified person enrolls in a state-based private health insurance exchange that offers abortion coverage, the federal government will send tax dollars to that insurance provider to help offset the cost of the insurance coverage – coverage that includes abortion.
If you enroll in a taxpayer-subsidized health plan that covers abortion, the law requires you to make a separate payment of no less than $1 per month (an “abortion premium”) to the insurance company for abortion services. It doesn’t matter that you may object to the practice of abortion. It doesn’t matter that you may never actually have an abortion. You pay anyway. In fact, everyone who enrolls in a taxpayer-subsidized health plan that covers abortion will be paying into a pool of money – money which can only be used by the insurance company to pay out for abortion services.
The Nebraska Legislature passed a law entitled the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” that would make it a felony for a doctor to abort an unborn baby that is more than 20 week old. Why 20 weeks? According to National Right to Life statement:
By a vote of 44-5, the Nebraska Legislature this morning gave final passage to the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act introduced by Speaker Mike Flood. Governor Dave Heineman is expected to sign the bill in a ceremony this afternoon. The law will take effect on October 15, 2010.
“By 20 weeks after fertilization, unborn children have pain receptors throughout their body, and nerves link these to the brain,” National Right to Life Director of State Legislation Mary Spaulding Balch said in a statement. “These unborn children recoil from painful stimulation, which also dramatically increases their release of stress hormones. Doctors performing fetal surgery at and after 20 weeks now routinely use fetal anesthesia.”
Songwriter Ryan Scott Bomberger described the song below, entitled Meant to Be, in the following way: “My biological mother was raped, yet despite her unspeakable pain, chose Life. This song simply says thank you for giving me a chance to love and be loved.”
Even in response to the evil of rape, because of one loving mother, a voice is going forth on behalf of the many others that are “meant to be” but are facing extinction (Ryan is behind the “Black Children are an Endangered Species” initiative). Amen, Ryan! Run your race in the Lord! You were indeed “meant to be” for such a time as this.
I found the following quote particularly interesting, as it relates to the way abortion providers view, and teach their workers to view, pro-life activists:
[Abortion workers] sometimes are scared of the pro-lifers that are out in front of the clinic because they’ve basically been brainwashed to believe that they’re terrorists, that they’re scary, that they’re evil, that they’re there to harm them, and that is put into they’re mind almost every day.
Scary? Evil? Terrorists? Guess which one of these people is the “scary … evil” pro-lifer? (Click here to find out)
Pro-life activist Flip Benham (pictured in white above) gives the story behind this picture, which has been featured in advertisements for a new Fox News show (watch it here), below:
This picture has received a lot of play recently on the Fox News Network as an advertisement for the Megyn Kelly Show. It was taken outside of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization – the last abortion mill in the state of Mississippi. It is amazing because it reverses the stereo typical roles of the mainstream media’s portrayal of Christian pro-life activists. Who is screaming at who? It paints an entirely different picture of what really happens at abortion mills when Christians take their places outside the “gates of hell.”
Most of the time, gentle Christian warriors are portrayed as bigoted, screaming, in your face, wild-eyed lunatics bent on terrorizing women, blowing-up abortion mills, and shooting abortionists. Nothing could be further from the truth. But to explain this to folks who have already made up their mind is almost impossible. A picture is indeed worth a thousand words.
During our GAP display at Penn State, the campus paper printed a story in which Planned Parenthood argued that we shouldn’t show pictures of what their abortion clinics do to unborn children because it upsets born children.The Daily Collegian story was headlined, “Trucks bearing abortion pictures drive through town,” April 22, 2004. “Paula Nossek, health center manager for Planned Parenthood … said she thought the group’s tactics were both ‘tasteless’ and ‘cowardly,’ and she questioned the authenticity of the images.”She added, “’If they were decent human beings, they would be sick letting kids see it ….’”She isn’t sick killing these babies but we should be sick showing them.Now that really is sick.