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Pro Life thoughts in a pro choice world through the eyes of a convert. I took early retirement after working in the social work and Human Resources fields but remain active by being involved in pro life education, lobbying and speaking .



Saturday, May 29, 2010

Off to Tanzania....returning June 11th

It is time for our annual mission trip to Tanzania. We leave May 30th and return June 11th. Tanzania is in East Africa.  This year there will be a group of about 11 people going with us. I do not look forward to the long plane takes about a day of travel to arrive. They are about nine hours ahead of us. It takes some time to adjust to what day it is and your body to adjust to the time change. I have been lucky to never have gotten sick. This will be my sixth trip to Africa and my fourth to Tanzania. I appreciate your prayers for safe travel. For a news junkie like me it is hard being out of the loop of what is going on both locally and nationally but most of all with my family. I go through withdrawal from contact via email.

  Tanzanians are very curious about Americans. I hope to represent us well in our travels. See you around June 12th or so...

Friday, May 28, 2010

(Prolifer)ations 5-28-10

from Jill

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by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN

  • Generations for Life reminds us that the same IL Caucus of Adolescent Health that held its annual gathering in 2006 with Playboy CEO Christie Hefner, daughter of the magazine founder is at it again:

  • At this year's event... ICAH will be honoring sex advice columnist Dan Savage with the group's "Sexuality Activist Award."
    The fact that Savage is being honored tells us everything we need to know about ICAH's values and the advice they believe should be given to kids.
    ... [O]n his website Savage ridicules a support group for pornography addicts by claiming "porn addiction is bulls***."

  • ALL's Judie Brown reports on the proposal to bestow "non human personhood" upon other mammals such as whales and dolphins, a right which even preborn human children do not currently enjoy.
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  • Pro-Life Action League discusses the fact that more people, thanks to ultrasound, know the reality of what happens in an abortion, despite the abortion industry's attempts to veil the rhetoric. Even with this knowledge, hearts are hardened. As an example, PLAL tells the story of the photo at left.
  • Rick's Blog highlights a LifeNews article which shows, according to the latest Rasmussen poll, very strong support (63%) to repeal pro-abortion Obamacare.
  • A mother's eulogy .........

    Last Sunday several  attended a memorial service for the 19 week preborn  son of "Anne and Peter " longtime TN Right to Life supporters.  Anne gave a moving eulogy in honor of her baby’s life which is reprinted below.

    “In the turmoil of this week, we have found joy in the little things.  Alexander came home from preschool with a quote, chosen by his teachers, which he was to memorize for his graduation program.  The last thing that I wanted to do was to coach him through what I thought might be a difficult thing to memorize.  But the joy that I saw on his face each time he said the line, made my heart sing.  Alexander learned his line and presented it on Thursday night during his program.  I was a proud mama.  So proud, in fact, that I have asked him to share his quote during William’s memorial service, “Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.”  Alfred Lord Tennyson.

    I was shocked when I read the quote that had been sent home with Alexander.  Well, isn’t it just fitting that this is the line that they chose for our family to reflect upon?  As I thought about it though, I found it so true.  We had a son whose presence in our lives, though brief, has touched us deeply. 

    Isn’t it amazing how a little person who hasn’t even entered the world yet can have such an impact on your life?  Even in utero our children are just that - they are our children.  And with a child come all of the hopes and dreams and aspirations for the future.  As parents, we lie in bed and wait in expectation for each kick and wiggle, knowing it is not simply indigestion but a new life forming.  We wonder whether they'll have daddy's eyes or mommy’s hair.  We wonder whether they'll be into sports or good at art (no parent ever wonders what they'll be bad at!)

    We think of that day way off in their future when they will walk across the stage of their high school to receive their diploma - of course with a scholarship to some prestigious university already in hand.  We dream of the day they will graduate yet again, start their first job (something that pays well, to support us in our old age) and finally meet and marry that special someone and have grandkids for us!  We hope and pray that in all of this that they know God. 

    Peter and I had all of these hopes, wonders, and dreams for William but they were not meant to be.  Instead, we are here.  In this place.  Reaching out to you and to God, trying to make sense of something that will never make sense.  I am comforted by the hope of seeing my children in heaven.  I am comforted by verses that remind me that I am not the only one who has been in this place.  Psalm 71:20 says, ‘Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.’

    Many of you probably know that William is not our first loss.  Our second child, Matthew, was born at 37 weeks with a chromosome abnormality called Trisomy 18.  Matthew was called to heaven from my arms several hours after he was born. 

    Neither Matthew nor William was perfect or healthy by normal standards but they were perfect to us.  I wonder, sometimes, whether we are given children so that we can teach them or so that we can learn from them.  When I look at a big patch of dandelions, I see a bunch of weeds that are going to take over my yard.  My kids see beautiful yellow flowers to pick and present to me and they are amazed by the white fluff that makes wishes come true.  So it is with a child’s eyes that I hope to see the world.  I pray that each day, each moment, I can treasure the little things like a memorized verse or a chain of weeds around my neck.  It is these things and the hope of heaven that make me smile through my grief. 

    Thank you so much for being here today, for listening to me, for praying for us, for worshipping with us, and for sharing with us your love.  If you’ll indulge me for a few more moments, I want to say a special thank you.  But first, let me tell you a story. 

    In the wake of Chicago's worst winter ever, when all of the rooftops were loaded, many overloaded with snow....Michael Smith saw his wife run out to the backyard garage to grab some boxes. Seconds later he heard a crash! Looking out he saw that the roof of the garage had caved in. Smith did not stop for hat or coat... He ran from the house, grabbed a snow shovel, and called out for neighbours to help.  Yelling and digging, with sweat freezing on his face - throwing snow and pulling away boards - he heard her voice and then saw her hand. He kept digging, throwing and pulling.... And within minutes he had his wife in his arms and was sobbing, "Are you all right? Are you all right? I thought you were hurt. Oh honey, I love you so much!"

    She was fine.

    What Michael Smith did NOT know was this: His wife had gone into the garage through one door and out through another. She was safe in the house when she looked out and saw her husband digging and shouting orders and throwing planks of wood, feverishly trying to rescue her. She could not let her gallant rescuer down.  So she put her coat on again and went outside and quietly entered the garage through the back door - and allowed her husband to be her hero.

    The difference between Mrs. Smith and me is that throughout our difficult times, especially now, I was underneath that roof.  My wonderful husband, Peter, has been digging me out the whole time.  He has washed dishes and clothes, fed, bathed and loved our children when I could not, he has rubbed my feet and held my hand.  He has called 911 and prayed for a miracle.  He has encircled me with his love when our miracles haven’t come.  Thank you for being my hero. Each day, you have helped me to be strong and to carry on when I all I wanted to do was crawl back under the covers.  Alexander, Matthew, Charlotte, and William are very lucky to have you as a daddy.  

    Peter is not the only one I need to recognize, though.  For all of your prayers, notes, messages, meals, and childcare help, saying thank you is not enough.  The outpouring of support and love that we have received from our family, both physical and spiritual, has overwhelmed us.  Our church truly is a family who will accept us as we are.  We come to you feeling as if we are lost and questioning, like David in Psalm 13 but know that you will stay with us through to the end. 
    1 How long, O LORD ? Will you forget me forever?
           How long will you hide your face from me?
     2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
           and every day have sorrow in my heart?
           How long will my enemy triumph over me?
     3 Look on me and answer, O LORD my God.
           Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;
     4 my enemy will say, "I have overcome him,"
           and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
     5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
           my heart rejoices in your salvation.
     6 I will sing to the LORD,
           for he has been good to me.
    Thank you for holding our hands until we are singing verse six, “he has been good to me.” James 1:17 says that every good and perfect gift is from above.  I believe that God sent William, our perfect gift.  Even though his life with us was cut short, he will live forever in our hearts and in our memories.  We will rejoice together as we are united in heaven.  Until then, I will trust that my mom is up there, sitting next to Jesus, rocking my sweet boys to sleep.

    Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    No arms......but he still is smiling and is very much alive

    Amazing! And to think if he were identified in the womb to be without limbs, he may have been aborted. This encourages me to continue the fight. How dare we determine who is fit to live and who should die.

    When the only choice we respect is the one that agrees with us......

    So much for the woman having a choice...

    Quebecers to be asked views on euthanasia, assisted suicide

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010

    TN Congressional Race: See Roy Run, From his Pro-Obamacare Stance...

     This is the portion of a blog about the West TN race to replace John Tanner....current state senator Roy Herron (D)..."Mr. Aw Shucks," running for the TN 8th district. I am going to post the portion dealing with the life issue. I think the reason the good senator grates on my nerves is that he is an abortion ally who tries to pretend that he is pro life even to the extent that he introduces phony pro life bills   to give himself cover.  I have much more respect for those who are open about their advocacy of abortion. Make no mistake about it West TN, the senator is a abortion on demand supporter despite his storytelling capabilities.
    from the blog.....

    …Or the door it leaves open to abortion funding…

    “…he's also voted against bills that sought to halt the state's funding of abortions.” (Jackson Sun, 10/28/04)

    “…an earlier amendment by Sen. Roy Herron, D-Dresden…would have enshrined in the constitution the right to abortion in the three cases.” (Memphis Commercial Appeal, 3/9/04)

    “…pro-choice Sen. Roy Herron…” (Knoxville News-Sentinel, 2/29/04)

    “…[Herron] voted against the constitutional amendment on abortion backed by Tennessee Right to Life.” (The Tennessee Journal, 12/4/09)

    (Prolifer)ations 5-25-10

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    by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN
  • Barbara of Mommy Life showcases an article by Lloyd Marcus, who challenges the black community on their support of Obama and boldly asks whether their desire to see a black man in the White House trumps their commitment to Christ.
  • Rai's Mundo draws attention to FL Gov. Charlie Crist 's statement that he and his new wife were both troubled by the pending ultrasound bill's "notion that women would be lectured to... during this deeply personal decision." Rai points out the oddity of the Governor's argument, remarking, "I get lectured by my dentist twice a year for not flossing more."
  • Pro-Life Action League gives an update on the successful protest of PP CEO Cecile Richards' appearance in Cedar Rapids, IA including slide show and links to all news stories.
  • Dr. Gerard Nadal continues to explore the controversy of the excommunicated nun in Phoenix who authorized the abortion of an 11-week-old preborn baby. He includes an interesting email exchange with a pediatric cardiologist, Judith Becker, M.D. who takes exception with his writings on this issue. Under the HIPAA law, no information should be given out on this issue to protect the privacy of the woman, yet the hospital is leaking information favorable to its decision.
  • Christina at RealChoice pulls together a requested retrospect of her posts concerning late term abortions including her posts about the late Dr. Tiller. They are conveniently grouped by topic.
  • Carol of Parenting Freedom highlights articles and studies showing the risk of repeated ultrasounds during pregnancy.
  • Gerald Warner:Abortion advertisements on TV: the pro-life lobby must now be allowed to broadcast the grim realities

    Excellent article on the advertising of abortion on British television. This is brought to you by the Marie Stopes organization which is their version of Planned Parenthood. Now who was Marie Stopes? Checking out this question,  shows a strong resemblance to her US counterpart,  Margaret Sanger. Both started out advocating for contraception and were big into eugenics. Marie Stopes was said to be a  personal as well as political devotee of Adolph Hitler. Like the founder of PP, she advocated for sterilization  for those deemed unfit to reproduce. Interesting that the  abortion industry in Britain and the US would continue to honor those with such beliefs and align themselves with this movement which now hides behind the word choice.

    Now Britain says it is time to bring abortion out of the closet and into the mainstream. They are not ashamed but the word abortion is not used only inferred.  In this article, Warner points out that since abortion has become a fit subject for TV advertising....they should no longer object to their ads showing what abortion does to babies. They should be allowed to show the reality of abortion. As the article puts it....
    Now that Marie Stopes is advertising, in an obvious attempt to attract more consumers, it is only reasonable that its product should be subjected to the same scrutiny as any other advertised service. Consumers have a right to know exactly what they are being offered.
    Read the excellent article here.   They want to bring abortion out of the closet. Fair enough As they might say in Great Britain. Game on.

    Monday, May 24, 2010

    Thumbs up ultrasound......

     This is so cute...obviously he is happy to be allowed to live. He is 20 weeks.....20 to go. The most dangerous place for a baby is in the womb. Maybe he is sending his mother a signal.

    London, England ( -- Marie Boswell expected to get the latest information about the status of her unborn child from her physician. In a rare ultrasound picture showing her baby giving her a thumbs up, she got a progress report from the baby boy himself. Bosworth was stunned by the ultrasound photo of her 20-week-old unborn baby giving her the popular sign when everything's alright. "It was really funny," the 35-year-old mother said of the ultrasound picture she had at Wythenshawe Hospital, near her home in Manchester. She told the London Daily Mail newspaper, "I went to the scan with my friend and my mum and we were all just laughing. He was giving us the thumbs up, it was just so clear." "We couldn't believe it. I have big hands, but nothing on the scale of his," she told the newspaper. "We're thinking he might make a good goalkeeper. I've never seen a scan like this before - but we love it." "I've been keeping it in a book because I want to show it to him when he is older," she added. Boswell already has a 10-year-old daughter named Olivia and the doctors informed her that her baby, expected in September, is doing just fine.

    Shock and horror: medically accurate information given to school children

    From: Jill

    Principal, staffer suspended for distribution of "shocking... repelling... squishy, fleshlike... fetus dolls"

    I posted this story as the Quote of the Day Saturday, but it is so ridiculous and beyond the pale I wanted to make sure everyone saw it.
    fetus doll 1.jpgFrom the Virginian-Pilot, May 21:
    Plastic human fetus dolls - soft, in pink and brown, and about 4" long - have been handed out at Oakwood Elementary School [Norfolk, VA] by an employee who was put on administrative leave Thursday over the situation....

    The dolls, which were distributed over weeks or months, are not authorized by the division as instructional materials, spokeswoman Elizabeth Thiel Mather said Thursday. Mather said the employee will remain on leave until school officials investigate the reports....
    Principal Sheila Tillett Holas was put on leave today.... The division began its investigation after The Pilot asked school leaders this week about the fetus dolls.
    The distribution of the life-like forms among grade school children shocked and repelled some parents and teachers and School Board members who discussed them in a closed meeting this week.
    First, this is the sort of "investigative journalism" we get from MSM these days? 2nd, what in the h-e-double bamboo shoots is the problem with giving 3rd-5th grade children baby dolls? What's the difference between this doll and any other baby doll? Yet here are incredibly obtuse quotes from school board members, from the Virginian-Pilot:
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  • "It is hard to imagine that we would have an employee who believes it would be appropriate to share plastic fetus dolls with students in one of our schools." ~ School Board Chairman Stephen Tonelson

  • "Very life like, and it's a pro-life tool. To be quite honest, that is so incredible to me, that a staff member would do something so... entirely inappropriate and unacceptable. [Board members] were all pretty dumbfounded." ~ Board member Kirk Houston Sr.

  • "The administration has to look at that. That's obviously inappropriate." ~ Board member Billy Cook
  • WAVY-TV did a hit job against rationality in its May 21 news story, reporting there was "a lot of upset, a lot of outrage" that these "fetus figures," also described as "squishy, fleshlike figures," were distributed to children with a "clear anti-abortion message attached."
    What was that message? According to the WAVY report (which CNN also ran), the attached card read, "'Some people think that my life began at birth; but my life's journey began long before I was born,' [and] on the back of the card a description of the development of a fetus's 1st 12 weeks of life."
    Shock! Horror! Since when did human biology become a "clear anti-abortion message"? Also note WAVY spotlighted 3 pro-abort readers' comments and only 1 semi-pro-life comment ("So sex ed is ok but not a fetus doll? It's not THAT bad.")

    Something interesting I realized when reading up on this, which makes total sense given the ideology at work. "Comprehensive sex ed" focuses only on the developing bodies and body parts of born people, not preborn people. Here are "guidelines" from the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States for Level 1 sex ed for ages 5-8 (8yo = 3rd grade), quoting:
    • Each body part has a correct name and a specific function.
    • A person's genitals, reproductive organs, and genes determine whether the person is male or female.
    • A boy/man has nipples, a penis, a scrotum, and testicles.
    • A girl/woman has breasts, nipples, a vulva, a clitoris, a vagina, a uterus, and ovaries.
    • Some sexual or reproductive organs, such as penises and vulvas, are external or on the outside of the body while others, such as ovaries and testicles, are internal or inside the body.
    guidelines sex ed SIECUS.png• Both boys and girls have body parts that feel good when touched....
    • Men and women have reproductive organs that enable them to have a child.
    • Men and women have specific cells in their bodies (sperm cells and egg cells) that enable them to reproduce.
    • Reproduction requires that a sperm and egg join.
    • Vaginal intercourse - when a penis is placed inside a vagina - is the most common way for a sperm and egg to join.
    • When a woman is pregnant, the fetus grows inside her body in her uterus.
    • A woman can be pregnant with more than one fetus at a time.
    • Babies usually come out of a woman's body through an opening called a vagina.
    The Norfolk Public School System apparently doesn't begin sex ed until 6th grade, but I am curious to know what 3rd-5th graders are taught about human biology.

    Abortion as a way out of paying child support??

    Have women lost their minds...why would they date someone like this? I am referring to article from Elle...Parent Trap ....Parental Right and Abortion. 

    This man withholds sex from girlfriend until she makes a pact that if bc fails and she gets pregnant that she will have an abortion with no whining or waffling about it like the last abortion she did at his urging to the point that she says....... had he not been standing next to me on the table,  I would not have gone through with it. Talk about coercion and the obviously some Dr. cooperated with that. Well you guessed it ......despite said pact...she did get pregnant but when she viewed the ultrasound she changed her mind and informed bf that she was not aborting....he was furious and volunteered to become the poster boy for male reproductive rights. He believes that men should not have to support children they did not want.

    Talk about selfishness..this man is the poster boy for selfishness and confusion as he states he longs for family and is experiencing “civil war between two conflicting parts of my soul." You just want to shake both of them and say grow up....but in interesting turn  she has a baby girl that he now voluntarily supports and they are going to couples counseling...wonder if he would have liked the child he had aborted. Oh well, it is all about him that's for sure.

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    Friday, May 21, 2010

    Eduardo .....real men are pro life

     There is a "swoon" going on over at Jill Stanek's website over this most "hot commodity" Pro life men are real men...what can I say?  Here is a video of his own words re: his discovery of his mission.
    From Jill

    Eduardo Verástegui hosts L.A. benefit to open free pregnancy care medical center

    eduardo.jpgThis Sunday, May 23, actor, producer and human rights advocate Eduardo Verástegui will headline the first ever Latino United for Life Family Congress at the Los Angeles Convention Center from 8a to 7p.
    "The funds raised... will be used to open a medical center in Los Angeles that provides free, high-quality care for pregnant women and their preborn babies," stated Verástegui in a press release.

    "The Guadalupe Medical Center will be located in an area that has 10 abortion facilities. Therefore, our center will be an oasis of life in the midst of a desert of death," Verástegui continued....
    The "special focus" of the center will be to "restor[e] honor and dignity to Latinos," according to the statement. More from the release:
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    The United for Life Congress [click on poster, right, to enlarge] is a project of Manto de Guadalupe, an international aid organization that promotes human dignity throughout the world and brings relief to those suffering extreme poverty. Manto de Guadalupe's includes building homes, delivering food and medicine, and providing lifesaving assistance to impoverished pregnant women.

    Britain's first abortion television advertisement will be a new low

     What a great column, Ed West says it so well... I love the way the British phrase things....he specializes in politics, religion and LOW CULTURE...I'll say when speaking of abortion advertising on TV by their equivalent of PP.....

    Ed West

    Ed West is a journalist and social commentator who specialises in politics, religion and low culture. He is @edwestonline on Twitter.

    How appropriate that Britain’s first televised abortion advert, as reported in the Telegraph today, will be broadcast during a game show hosted by Davina McCall which carries the strapline: “Do you want to be given a MILLION pounds live on TV?” How wonderfully dystopian, like something from a 1980s satire on jungle capitalism, such as Robocop or The Running Man. Win a fortune! Have an abortion!

    And how odd someone awaking from a 30-year coma might find the values of our country, as reflected in television. You can’t advertise cigarettes at any time or fatty foods during children’s shows, because it might harm the health of children, but you can advertise the killing of unborn children in the middle of a game show. (Likewise you can’t smack your kids, according to the European Court, but you can kill them up to birth if they have a hairlip.)

    Marie Stopes International is only able to circumvent broadcasting rules restrictions because, as a charity, it does not make a profit out of the operations. Well, up to a point – the increase in abortion numbers that may result from the advert could keep Marie Stopes employees in a job at a time when the charitable sector is going down the plughole.

    Whether or not the adverts lead to women immediately ringing up their hotline, it will certainly lead to a culture where abortion is even more acceptable. A spokeswoman for the charity told this paper that it is “right to bring abortion out into the open”,  since “one in three women will have one before they are 45.”  What she means is that television advertising, which confers legitimacy on a product that the internet cannot match, will help to normalise the procedure as another lifestyle choice.

    I wonder if future generations will look back at our attitude to abortion in the same way we view gladiatorial contests in Ancient Rome or the transatlantic slave trade – with bemusement and horror.  It is not the act of abortion itself that would repulse them – abortion happens in all societies, including pre-1968 Britain. What they would find repulsive and odd is the public debate itself, the way it was defended as a “choice” – a word usually applied to consumerism.

    Abortion is either the lesser or two evils – and necessary to avoid the risk of maternal death – or it is an absolute evil that should be restricted. Either way it is a messy, nasty business, and to frame it is as a choice requires dogmatically ignoring all evidence pointing to the obvious humanity of the unborn child in its second and third trimesters.
    But this is exactly how the abortion issue has been framed over the past four decades, even though a “woman’s right to choose” turns out, by the law of unintended consequences, to be the woman’s responsibility to sort it out (no wonder, then, that sexually active unmarried men are almost universally in favour of this particular women’s right).
    And the subtitle of that great slogan is “…but it’s the taxpayer’s duty to pay”. Almost 90 per cent of social abortions carried out on healthy foetuses in Britain are paid for by the taxpayers, as are the majority of Marie Stopes’ operations, which is why they are now able to advertise on television (on a taxpayer-subsidised station to boot). It’s good to know that, while we face the “demographic timebomb” of an ageing population and a shrinking base of taxpayers, those same taxpayers are paying to cull the next generation out of their dwindling supply of money. Future historians will marvel at the European social model.

    Should school books address the eugenics background of founder of Planned Parenthood??

    Why not, it is a fact. PP should address it instead of pretending it did not exist. 

    Liberals are also  spending their time fighting over whether they should say that the first African American president is Barack Obama or Barack Hussein Obama.....the latter is the name he wanted to use when he was being sworn what's the big deal? Because words matter especially in shaping young minds.

    But it is good to have this fight become public... before all this was done under the radar and that is why when liberals stacked these boards we ended up with so much in our school system that caused parents to pull their children out and home school them. Just as certain people are attracted to certain occupations; the liberal persuasion have been attracted to education to the point that those with conservative views have felt that they had to keep them under wraps.

     Texas Textbook Vote Set for Friday

    Updated: Thursday, 20 May 2010, 11:05 PM EDT
    Published : Thursday, 20 May 2010, 11:05 PM EDT
    Reported by JENNIFER DAVIS
    MYFOXNY.COM - The Texas Board of Education is putting the finishing touches on a final set of proposed social study standards. For months the two sides have been far apart on a number issues ranging from race to religion.
    The divide grew with the introduction of new amendments Thursday, including one that says high school books should outline the practice of eugenics -- the sterilization of a selected group of people.The idea supported by early progressives like Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.
    A bloc of seven social conservative board members is driving the agenda.
    The five Democrats on the board are standing their ground and hoping to pick up a few votes against changes they feel minimize the accomplishments of minorities and women.
    The board is set to vote Friday.
    Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP, testified Wednesday that 40 percent of the country uses textbooks based on Texas standards.
    But Education Secretary Arne Duncan said this vote's impact is being overstated.
    "Textbook companies absolutely have the ability to customize textbooks and whatever Texas decides," Duncan said. "I don't think there will be any major ripple effects around the country."

    Thursday, May 20, 2010

    Your help does not come from above.....
    Posts video of the FEMA rep. backtracking and saying  we did not mean it....Re:  FEMA worker asking  volunteers in the promo  video he was shooting to remove their faith based tee one commenter noted, they want people to think they are being saved by the govt. not some religious nuts.

    Blood Money: Phone company proud to send a portion of your payments to destroy this young baby....text away!!

     Wow, talk about Blood least they are honest about it. They support abortion on demand and proud of it. I received this in an email from NARAL encouraging me to buy this product and know that a portion of my money will go to the destruction of life.  I never heard of them and to be sure I won't do business with them but appreciate that they are honest about where they are sending your payments.

     From NARAL

    With   CREDO Mobile, you'll get a phone company that works for your values, not against them. We're the largest corporate donor to Planned Parenthood, and the onlyvocally pro-choice phone company.

    With CREDO Mobile you'll also get one feature you won't find anywhere else: automatic donations to progressive causes. That's because we automatically donate a portion of your monthly charges to nonprofit groups. Since 1985 CREDO members have raised over $65 million for groups like NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Earthjustice, and Doctors Without Borders.

    So take a look at your last phone bill, and think about where your money is going.



    Who says God doesn't have a sense of humor?

    From 40 Days for
    Mike Stack,
    40 Days for Life leader in Southfield, Michigan, reports:
    A week or so ago we got word that the office manager at the Womancare Abortion facility where we have been holding the Southfield 40 Days for Life vigils quit her job.
    A few of the prayer warriors during the Spring campaign had befriended her and found out that she really didn’t like working there but felt trapped and unable to find another job. One of the prayer warriors, Christine, arranged to get her resume and did a professional upgrade for her.
    We put the word out to our prayer warriors and a couple months later Casey found a new job and has happily quit working for the abortion facility.
    A couple days ago I learned that Christine befriended the office manager the day a car drove in the ditch.

    During the night shift at the 40 Days for Life vigil (about 2 AM) a car pulled off the main road and into the ditch next to the abortion facility. The prayer warrior at the time (Mike) did what he could to help the man including lending him his cell phone (to call a tow truck).
    It wasn’t too long before the Police were there too and when Mike turned to the driver to get his cell phone back the guy was gone. This guy did not want to interact with the police and took off on foot (with Mike’s cell phone).
    In was a interesting story at the time, we had some good laughs about it but all felt bad for Mike losing his phone. Mike took it in stride and now feels it was well worth losing the phone when he found out how God used this event.
    Christine was showing up for her vigil hour about the same time the office manager showed up for work that morning. They both were drawn to the odd site of the car in the ditch and started up a casual conversation that led to a more serious one — and eventually a new job for the office manager. Praise God!

    Being conditioned to accept infanticide and euthanasia??

    The in box is full on the topic of it seems that Media Matters  is using quotes from Dr. Peter Singer in their defense of Donald Berwick who is nominated by POTUS to be the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Attention is now on this due to  a piece written   by Ben Domenech  of Big Government 
    ".....given his particularly radical agenda when it comes to health policy — an agenda that includes support for massive government rationing and his support of using health care bureaucracy to redistribute wealth."
    In defending such outspoken comments, they use Singer quotes to defend him! Amazing! Singer is most known in the pro life world as a believer in infanticide and non voluntary euthanasia and is most unapologetic about it. Here is one of the quotes from a 1996 book.

    "Human babies are not born self-aware, or capable of grasping that they exist over time. They are not persons. Hence their lives would seem to be no more worthy of protection than the life of a fetus."

    Even pro choice advocates should shudder....he sees infanticide as an acceptable method of dealing with a child with disabilities.   To Singer there is nothing even sacred about birth!  Anytime you start hearing the words...scarce medical are being conditioned to accept infanticide and euthanasia and even involuntary euthanasia. So not to go off on Singer, who amazingly enough , is considered pretty mainstream,  this defense of Berwick includes quotes from such an individual. This should be a red flag but in an administration headed by a man who supported  infanticide as a state senator in coldly defending the  leaving babies who survive abortions to die, what should we expect?  And they laughed when Sarah Palin called them death panels. She may turn out to be a prophet.
    Read Domenech full article here on this issue. If you are not alarmed, then the conditioning may be working on you to be ready for rationing.

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    Jobs: A business man with more than profit on his mind

    Steve Jobs says 'No Porn' for iPhone and iPad Apps
    * By Randy Sly
    * 5/17/2010
    * Catholic Online (
    No unauthorized apps are allowed
    " (W)e do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone...You know, there's a porn store for Android....You can download nothing but porn. You can download porn, your kids can download porn. That's a place we don't want to go - so we're not going to go there". (Steve Jobs)

    Those who criticize Jobs for his refusal to allow his product to be used for porn under the guise of privacy etc are in the minority. We appreciate that Jobs is a business man who has more than profit on his mind. May his tribe increase.
    Read the full article here posted from Mommy Life.

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010

    Dr. Death driven not by compassion but by desire to experiment on people.....

    Todd Pruitt in his blog  reprints  a 2005 article about  Dr. Death that needs to be read again since the movie of his life is now out. This expose of Kevorkian shows how he is obsessed with death and
    "was driven by a ghoulish desire to conduct human vivisection, or “obitiatry,” as he liked to call it. Yes, you read right. Kevorkian’s primary motive in all that he did was to create the social conditions that would permit him to experiment on the people he was putting to death. . . ."
    Don't believe the hype coming from HBO's biopic on Jack Kevorkian. Several years ago, after hearing rumors that a movie about Kevorkian was in the works, Wesley Smith wrote the following:

    Kevorkian appears to have pursued a three-step plan toward achieving his dream: First, popularize assisted suicide and make it seem acceptable; second, give society a utilitarian stake in assisted suicide by using the victims for organ procurement; and finally, gain permission to conduct his death experiments on the sick and disabled people he would be allowed to kill.

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    My story.....David now has a voice

     Printed with permission from Judy Charest, Nashville, TN

     I know there is a law against coerced abortions....on the books anyway. This is my story of what happened to me in April of 1972.  I know there  are countless others, who like me, have been forced into an abortion. My story is unfortunately not unique.

    I was a 16 year old girl from Nashville in a long term relationship with my  boyfriend Steve,  and   living with my mother and step father. My mother was very ill and my stepfather made all the family decisions. When I found out I was pregnant, I knew my step father  would force me to have an abortion. But  Steve and I  had a plan. We hid the pregnancy until I was past the stage for abortions, or so we thought. We managed to hide it until I was   5 1/2 months along.  Just as we thought, my step father took me to a doctor for an abortion. He told my father I was too far along so we thought our baby was  safe.

     When I was  7 1/2  months,  I was awakened at 4:00 AM and driven in the dead of night  to a hospital in Cookeville, TN. I knew this had something to do with the baby but he was  kicking, rolling and  very much alive.  There was nothing they could do now!  I was wrong.....a nurse came in to listen for a heartbeat, and found a very strong heartbeat. What music to a mother's ears to hear the heartbeat of her baby!  But this would be the first and last time I would hear his  heartbeat.  No one would answer my questions about what was going on. I was becoming very agitated and  scared. 
    Finally a   doctor came in and  explained in a harsh voice that he was going to perform a salt saline abortion. I became uncontrollably  upset, I said NO, I screamed NO, I tried to make the deal that if they would just let my baby live I would give him up at birth, I tried to get off of the bed, I did all  a 16 year  old could  until they sedated me and started the procedure. My labor was 12 painful hours of knowing  what was happening to my baby.

    When I gave birth to my son, I begged to hold him but I was denied even that. Before they took his little burned body away,  I caught a glimpse of his little leg and foot.  That is all I saw of my son. He was dead.

    Less than 24 hours later I was taken  back to Nashville  to inform my boyfriend they had killed our baby;  that I couldn't save our son.  I was consumed with guilt and  sorrow. Being denied the opportunity to mourn,  I was told this was my fault and  I must never tell anyone about this; no one would understand or ever love me if they knew what "I" had done.......I believed what they told me.

    I left Nashville a pregnant teenager, I returned a broken women,  girlfriend, sister, friend, daughter, but most of all a broken mother.

    Steve and I named our son David.  

    As time passed my world grew darker..... the relationship didn't make it and  I spiraled down into my very own private hell.  Years passed and the birthdays and  dreams of what David could have been haunted me. The maternal instinct  that longed to hold and  protect him never left me.

    In 2009, after much prayer,  I made the decision to find a way to heal. I wanted to acknowledge that my son existed,  even if for a short time. God was in control and I was headed for the journey of my life. 

    God's perfect timing....the journey begins.

    My research on  the issue of abortion led me to TN Right to Life. There I met so many remarkable people who were dedicated to the cause of life and helping women and men just like me.  As I became more involved, I found out that their legislative liaison  was working on a piece of legislation along with two great sponsors called "Freedom from Coercion Bill"  sponsored by Representative  Susan Lynn  and Senator  Jack Johnson. This legislation would  require signage in facilities performing abortions that no one was allowed to coerce a women into an abortion against her will regardless of her age and there is help for them. Many are unaware that there is a law against coercion to protect a mother when she said NO to abortion. This was all about what happened to me and my son! I was so excited and wanted to be a part of this historic event. What better way to heal then to educate the public and legislators about the need for this bill. I was now bold enough to go public.

      I became concerned about finding David's father and informing him  of my actions.  I realized that this bill and my story might  get attention in the media.  I knew reading about this in the papers might cause him pain. I had looked for him over the years without success but amazingly found him just in time on Facebook.  We spoke for the first time in over 30 years , I was able to tell him my plans with for the upcoming bill and my planned involvement. I told him I wanted to give our son a voice...a voice that had been denied him and save other babies from the horrible death he had suffered against the wishes of his own parents.  To my relief, he  told me that he supported me  100% and would stand with me  though the process!!  We would stand together for our son.

    For the next 3 months we walked the halls of the Legislative Plaza  and told our story to anyone who would listen . We sat through countless meetings in the House and Senate to follow this bill. I went to many county chapter meetings of Right to Life to tell our story and encourage their work. I spoke at their annual Rally for Life reliving the story I hid for years...the time was right. The story must be told and  the truth uncovered. Finally I felt I was able to act on behalf of my son.

    On March 31, 2010 both the House and the Senate passed the Freedom From Coercion Act in a historic vote! 

    For the first time in 37 years Steve and I felt that we had given a sort of rebirth to our son. David's voice had been heard ! On April 19th,  two days after the date of David's birth and death, the TN Governor  signed the bill into law.

    David's voice will now be heard in every abortion facility, doctor's office and hospitals that perform abortions. As women read the required signage that 

     "It is against the law for anyone, regardless of the person’s relationship to you, to coerce you to have an abortion. By law, we cannot perform an abortion on you unless we have your freely given and voluntary consent. It is against the law to perform an abortion on you against your will. You have the right to contact any local or state law enforcement agency to receive protection from any actual or threatened criminal offense to coerce an abortion.”

    Our son, David,   finally  has a voice.