Of Unborn Sea Turtles and Unborn Human Beings

By Bryan Fischer – June 21, 2019

 

One of the things the Bible teaches is the total depravity of unredeemed man. “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God” (Romans 3:10). If enough people believe the lies of the devil, eventually their entire culture becomes depraved.

Witness what happened last week in Miami Beach, Florida. There, a 41-year-old woman – her motive is unknown – was spotted stomping on the nest of a sea turtle, and jabbing at it with a wooden stake. She was summarily arrested and charged with the crime of “turtle egg molestation or harassment.”

Sea turtle eggs have been welcomed in life and protected in law since 1973 when they found shelter under the Endangered Species Act. Paradoxically, 1973 was the very same year in which abortion was “legalized” by the infamous Roe v. Wade decision.

A sea turtle egg is an unborn sea turtle. A “fetus” is an unborn human being. Thus, in a monstrous act of utter depravity, unborn sea turtles gained the full legal protection of the law in the same year in which unborn human beings lost theirs.

I do not know what penalties the sea turtle woman faces, but I do know that Planned Parenthood receives $500 million a year, dollars yanked by force from your wallet and mine, to kill unborn babies. They kill these babies by pulling their limbs off one by one while they are in the womb and then disposing of them as medical waste, the moral equivalent of stomping on them and jabbing them with stakes.

Speaking of the sea turtle, the Miami Beach police said, “thankfully, it appears the eggs were not damaged.” The same can’t be said for unborn babies.

This is not at all to say that we should urge people to go around destroying the nests of sea turtles. No, quite the opposite. We shouldn’t stomp on turtle eggs or skewer them with stakes. But we shouldn’t do that to unborn babies either.

If you need one singular illustration of America’s descent into moral darkness, this is it. The bottom line: kill unborn sea turtles, go to jail. Kill unborn babies, get rich.

May God convict us of our cruel inhumanity, reduce us to weeping for our sins, forgive us, renew us, and restore us. In Jesus’ name.

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VIDEO March for Life Action Ad to Air Before Debate Showing Americans’ Support for Abortion Restrictions

By Ilona Schumicky | June 26, 2019

 

(CNSNews.com) – March for Life Action, which hosts the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., will run a “Consensus” ad before the Democratic primary debate tonight showing data that Americans support restrictions (consensus) on abortion, restrictions that are at odds with the candidates’ advocacy for unrestricted abortion, even up to the moment of birth.

Women in the “Consensus” ad repeat that surveys confirm 6 out of 10 pro-choice Americans believe “abortion should happen only during the first three months of pregnancy – at most.”

“That’s consensus,” the women assert, adding that “only about 1 out of 10 Americans support” the “extreme position” of abortion “right up until birth.”

The politicians, they claim, follow the extreme 1 out of 10 advocates. “It’s time for this extremism to end,” they state. “It’s time for OUR voices to be heard. It’s time for politicians to stop working for the pro-abortion lobby. And join the national consensus.”

“Over a decade of research demonstrates how out of touch the Democratic Party establishment has become with Democratic voters when it comes to abortion,” said March for Life President Jeanne Mancini in a statement. “While 2020 Democratic candidates are taking more radical stances on abortion by the day, the polling numbers are clear: 60% of Democrats want abortion limited to — at most — the first three months of pregnancy.”

“A majority of Americans also oppose any tax-payer funding for abortion,” said Mancini. “The Democratic establishment would do well to listen to the American people – or even just their base — instead of caving into the pressure of the abortion lobby.”

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According to a recent Marist Poll, 75% of Americans want abortion limited to – at most – the first three months of pregnancy. This includes Republicans, Democrats, independents and those who identify themselves pro-choice.

Morning Consult’s research also adds that 60% of Democrat voters would like to hear about the recent abortion bills during the presidential debates.

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The Marist data also show that a majority of Americans oppose any taxpayer funding of abortion (54 percent to 39 percent). By 20 points (55 percent to 35 percent) Americans also believe medical professionals with moral objections should be allowed to opt out of performing abortions.

More than six in 10 Americans (62 percent) oppose abortions in cases of Down Syndrome, and nearly six in 10 (59 percent) would ban abortion after 20 weeks, except to save the life of the mother.

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/ilona-schumicky/march-life-action-ad-air-debate-showing-americans-support-abortion

Planned Parenthood Cannot Hide Truth: Cost of Abortion Is High, and Women Are Paying the Price

June 12, 2019 By Grazie Christie

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The fact that the citizens of several states have not only elected large pro-life majorities to their legislative chambers but have celebrated the passage of laws that protect the unborn starting at around six weeks of gestation has sent Planned Parenthood into histrionic overdrive.

Besides social media and elaborate top-down organizing of “grass-roots” demonstrations, the corporation has sent out their president, Dr. Leana Wen, on a media blitz campaign. Her constant message is that abortion—unregulated and untrammeled by any consideration of the rights of the fetus— is indispensable to American women’s health and that limiting abortion in any way is a misogynistic attack.

Planned Parenthood is sure that in Dr. Wen as spokesperson they have a winner on their hands. But as a woman and a doctor myself, I think the corporation is wrong to put so much faith in anyone’s ability to paper over Planned Parenthood’s greatest weakness in their crusade to be recognized as disinterested champions of women’s rights: the inescapable misogyny of abortion.

Planned Parenthood’s banner is painted with the colors of women’s rights and “reproductive freedom.” These are stirring concepts—rights and freedom—that ring loudly in the American imagination. But the company’s bread and butter, it’s raison d’être, is abortion. Abortion acts as the final guarantor of sexual liberation. In other words, for sex to be freed from its natural result (children) and the responsibility this imposes on the mothers and fathers that engender them, contraception must be back-stopped by abortion. But abortion is a painful and humiliating procedure endured only by women.

It does not escape our notice, as women, that the only ones being freed from the consequences of “free sex” through an abortion at Planned Parenthood are men! Abortion is a costly consequence for women. Expensive to procure (both medical and surgical abortions cost at least $500.00 at my local Planned Parenthood), physically painful and humiliating, as well as psychologically and spiritually destructive—an abortion equals a lot of loss for women. Yes, the corporation sells the absence of all the cares and duties that come with bringing a child into the world. But many women know that those duties are sweetened by the lasting rewards of parenting a son or daughter, and the loss of that potential happiness can be the cause of crippling regret for women.

The ones that get off scot-free, then, with the aid of Planned Parenthood, are not women who undergo the procedure, but the men that put them in that mortifying situation. You could say, with justice, that the greatest champion of irresponsible, undependable men in the United States is Planned Parenthood.

And they would like to be even better at this. The corporation is heavily subsidized by taxpayers through state and federal programs, yet lobbies unceasingly for more money. According to them, even the responsibility of paying for the procedures should be taken off the fathers’ shoulders. Planned Parenthood sells this to Americans as “reducing barriers to access.”

Dr. Wen is a much more sympathetic figure than Cecile Richards, with an accessible “nice-woman-next door” appearance and a friendly demeanor. As a physician, she can speak with the authority of her profession on the definition of “health” and “healthcare,” and the way these apply to women. She is a woman of color, and an emergency room physician who once treated a woman suffering from complications of a botched abortion, as we have heard many times.

But proving to American women that abortion, through all nine months of pregnancy and for any reason at all, is a great good, is just too heavy a lift for any woman. The cost of abortion is high, and it is women who are paying through the nose: the female fetuses with their lives and the mothers with their money, physical pain and remorse. Go ahead and send Dr. Wen to all the talk shows, Planned Parenthood, but don’t count on her being able to hide the truth from us.

Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie practices Radiology in the Miami area and is a Policy Advisor for The Catholic Association.

https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/grazie-christie/planned-parenthood-cannot-hide-truth-cost-abortion-high-and-women-are


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The Consequences of Compromise

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by Pat Robertson

Ancient Israel offers a powerful lesson for modern America.

God told the Israelites if they kept His word He’d give them complete victory over their enemies. So Joshua and his troops marched into the Promised Land and defeated 31 kings!

But the next generation — lacking the obedience and zeal of their fathers — failed to drive out the enemy. Thinking the Canaanites weren’t really so bad, Israel compromised and joined them in alliances, marriages and worshiping false gods.

A century later, the Philistines who should have been subdued are now in charge, with the Israelites doing forced labor in their own land! These are the tragic consequences of disobeying God’s commands.

Now fast-forward 3,000 years. Our forefathers dedicated America to the glory of God and for spreading the Gospel. The first Congress opened with a three-hour prayer meeting. The initial chief justice of the Supreme Court was also president of the American Bible Society. Every Sunday, the Capitol building was filled with people worshiping God!

If Christians had continued to exercise their God-given authority, our land today would not be plagued with abortion, drugs, violence and flagrant sexual deviance.

We must take spiritual authority over the evil influences which try to push God’s Word out of the public arena. It’s not too late to repent for our complacency, reaffirm our faith and rekindle our commitment to following His commands — but we must do it now!

https://www1.cbn.com/teaching/the-consequences-of-compromise

When I Was A Pregnant Teen Sleeping With Older Men, Planned Parenthood Failed Me

Planned Parenthood covers up statutory rape, leaves vulnerable women in abusive situations, and tells them their lives are better without their babies. I know because they did it to me.

When I Was A Pregnant Teen Sleeping With Older Men, Planned Parenthood Failed Me

June 13, 2019

Planned Parenthood is bad for babies. It’s the nation’s largest abortion provider, ending the lives of 332,757 unborn Americans in 2018. It isn’t just bad for babies, but also for women. Planned Parenthood covers up statutory rape, lies to women, leaves vulnerable women in abusive situations, and tells women that their lives are better without their babies and children.

I know all of this because I am one of the women who went to Planned Parenthood for help. Instead, I was further hurt at a time I was most vulnerable.

When I was in high school, I started going to Planned Parenthood for birth control and health care. I was open with them about my risk factors for birth control: primarily that I was smoking heavily, which increases the risk of stroke when combined with hormonal birth control. They didn’t reprimand me or warn me about the potential negative consequences of being a smoker on birth control.

I was honest with Planned Parenthood workers about the age gaps between me and my partners—gaps that put my relationships in violation of my state’s statutory rape laws. No Planned Parenthood worker ever asked me if I felt safe in these relationships (the answer would have been no) or reported them as a mandatory reporter. Nor did any of the practitioners tell me about the risks of having multiple partners. In failing to do so, they shirked their responsibility to me, a woman in need.

By providing me “health care” but not addressing the unsafe situations in my life, they did little to ensure I was actually healthy or cared for as a whole woman. With so much time spent defending Planned Parenthood and their “important” role in women’s health care, where is the care for girls like me?

Having birth control without any adults in my life knowing about it and having the ability to take myself for STD testing (also without parental knowledge or consent) didn’t make me safer. Instead, it allowed me a false sense of security. I thought I was protected from the worst consequences of the regular drugs and partying that offered nothing but empty joy and growing darkness for those involved.

To say this is a time of my life I’m not proud of would be an understatement of epic proportions. It’s hard to recognize myself in the choices I made then, in the things that seemed, if not acceptable, at least reasonable. The truth is, though, that risky behavior is just that: risky. That risk will eventually catch up to you no matter how hard you try to hide from it, in some way or another.

I got pregnant as a teenager. It shouldn’t have shocked me that I got pregnant, but at the time it really did. I expected birth control to protect me from that forever, and it didn’t. When I started telling the people around me that I was expecting a baby, looking for support to figure out the next step, most people told me I should have an abortion.

Many of the people pushing that believed their rhetoric about why it would be best for me: I was immature and had no career that could support a child. I was a well-known partier and problem person, and ill-equipped to settle down and be a stable parent. By the end of the first trimester, I was also single. How could I possibly hope to support a baby?

Friends and onlookers took me aside to tell me that I could just quietly end my pregnancy, move on with my life, and be a mother later on when I had things “figured out.” Or, if that idea made me too uncomfortable, I could just give my baby to some nice couple who had their lives together.

I didn’t have an abortion, and I didn’t choose adoption. My life had been a swirl of instability for many years. I had foolishly surrounded myself with people who said they loved me, but only wanted to use me. Keeping my baby was the first real step out of this, my first step toward valuing myself. When it was no longer just me, I had to stop making impulsive, irrational choices that felt good in the moment (or sometimes, awful in the moment), but led to vast amounts of pain in the longer term.

Becoming a mother saved me. It wasn’t instant perfection; leaving my old life wasn’t easy. To claim that would trivialize how hard it’s been. But making the choice to keep my child has been so worthwhile and healing.

Parenting and loving a child actually helped care for the person I was (and am) far more than anything Planned Parenthood ever offered. I felt valuable and nourished in a way that I hadn’t from people pushing abortion.

Women in these hard situations aren’t there because they enjoy it, but because they don’t recognize that they could be having relationships that are so much more. Our culture doesn’t sufficiently teach what good relationships look like, what bad relationships look like, and how to distinguish the two.

A good relationship is built on some simple and easy to distinguish characteristics that not everyone has been taught to look for:

-There is no domestic violence. Around one in 11 high school-aged girls, and one in 15 high school-aged boys, report they’ve been in a relationship that involves physical violence in the last year. I didn’t realize as a teenager that relationships could exist without physical violence. Internalizing that as an adult has reshaped how I view the interactions between men and women,

-Where partners are on an equal power level. Dating shouldn’t come with so many strings that one person is afraid or unable to leave. Dating isn’t a marriage, entered into ‘til death do you part. If one person controls the other or has undue influence, it’s not healthy. Relationships should never be built on control.

-Where sex isn’t the most important thing, especially as a teenager. Teenage relationships should be about learning and growing. Sexual activity in teens has been linked to depression and suicide risks, all other issues aside.

It is daunting to think of trying to get through to teens, especially those on rocky paths. The correct answer to helping them isn’t just abandoning them or hoping they’ll outgrow their rebellion without lasting damage.

Many times in my life the people around me could have stepped in and helped, but didn’t. The workers at Planned Parenthood should have intervened, for one. I don’t know if I would have graciously received it. In fact, it’s entirely possible I would have resisted.

But I was also a child, and that resistance would have been a childish insistence in staying in a negative situation, not a well-reasoned action. It was negligent for Planned Parenthood, and the adults around me, to let me keep making dangerous and foolish decisions for so long. Thank goodness I chose life, and found the strength to make a change.

Planned Parenthood claims to champion the cause of women just like the girl I used to be: on the fringe, in poverty, in need of “reproductive health care” services devoid of any judgment. But abortion-pushing Planned Parenthood workers are not helping women, they’re perpetuating the very patriarchy they so claim to hate: reducing women to just vessels for sex. Meaningless sex, without strings attached, long-term promises, or the very end result that sex is designed for biologically: children. We don’t lift up women by telling them that their success in life is built around relationships with men where they need to hop into bed before they’ve made a lasting commitment to one another.

It’s incredibly counterintuitive to tell women that true freedom is sex without consequences. Sexuality can be used for good, but putting women—especially vulnerable women—into a position where they barter their bodies and their sexuality for stability is wrong. If Planned Parenthood really cared about girls and women, they’d take care of them far better and stop idolizing sexuality and letting risky behavior slide.

Don’t be afraid to try, and keep trying. The women who are struggling most need you to keep offering help. Real help, away from danger, not perpetuating it like Planned Parenthood does.

The author is a regular Federalist contributor writing anonymously here due to the personal nature of her article.

This byline marks several different individuals, granted anonymity in cases where publishing an article on The Federalist would credibly threaten close personal relationships, their safety, or their jobs. We verify the identities of those who publish anonymously with The Federalist.

https://thefederalist.com/2019/06/13/pregnant-teen-sleeping-older-men-planned-parenthood-failed/


 

 

VIDEO A Thirteen-year-old is Threatened While Standing For Life in the Womb

By Jake MacAulay – June 15, 2019

Addison Woosley, 13, spoke out during a Raleigh, North Carolina, city council meeting Tuesday. Woosley called for an end to abortion and to make Raleigh a “sanctuary city for the unborn“.

“Abortion should be illegal because it is murder. The definition of murder is the killing of one human being by another,” Addison said. “There’s no way around it. Abortion is murder. So, why is it if an infant is destroyed before birth, there is no problem, but if killed after birth, it’s considered a brutal murder?”

The truth of Miss Woosley’s assertion can easily be seen in America’s founding documents. In the Declaration of Independence, our founders were acknowledging a “self-evident truth” wherein they stated:

“All men are created equal with certain unalienable rights.”

Did you catch that?  They were not “born equal,” but rather “created equal” by their Creator with certain unalienable rights – chiefly life.  And we all know human beings are created in the womb of their mother.

“On ultrasounds, the baby tries to move away from the disturbing instruments that try to kill the baby,” Addison said, “The baby’s mouth opens wide in a scream when being killed. These babies are alive. They feel being killed. It hurts them and there is nothing they can do about it.”

“Are you choosing to be like the plantation worker flogging the little black child,” the girl asked the council, “Or are you going to protest even if it cost your life like Martin Luther King, Jr.?”

In reaction to the middle schooler’s oration regarding the protection of the pre-born, shouting progressively became louder until her voice was drowned out altogether. Despite looking understandably frightened, Addison Woosley wrapped up her speech confidently and walked alone back to her seat where the thirteen-year-old girl was berated and jeered at by adults in the crowd.

I want to personally and publicly thank you, Addison Woosley, for your courageous, selfless stance against the abominable practice of infanticide. You have been thrust into this hostile war on your generation and you are responding like a boss.

Yet, despite that and against the odds of our morally depraved culture, you are willing to fight for the lives of the defenseless.

“You shall not murder” is as pertinent today as it was when God created us with the right to life. Our founders acknowledged that the “Supreme Lawgiver” created this law as a protection for His creation, and violation of His law results in personal and societal consequences.

When we abandon God’s Word, we abandon all rationality. Instead, we have chosen to prop up an abstract morality full of contradictions and deceit.

Addison is right; chattel slavery and infant murder have always been, and will always be, an abomination.  Justifying one over the other and maintaining “freedom for the people” is outright duplicitous and diabolical. Rather than threaten this thirteen-year-old, Americans ought to concede to her godly, constitutional wisdom.

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African Cardinal: Hitler, Stalin Would ‘Rejoice’ over Abortion

In this file picture,Head of the Catholic Church in South Africa Cardinal Wilfrid Napier comemmorates the late Archbishop Denis Hurley's 9th death anniversary at the Emmanuel Cathedral Church in Durban on 10 February 2013. If Catholic cardinals want the next pope to embody the complexities and contradictions of the modern …

by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.12 Jun 2019

In a tweet Wednesday, Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier responded to a Nigerian pro-life activist who said that with its caption, “Make Abortion Great Again,” the Guardian had adopted the spirit of genocidal movements.

“How the spirit of the likes of Hitler, Stalin must be rejoicing at this total abandoning of traditional, human ethical standards & Christian morality!” Cardinal Napier said in reply.

This is not the first time Cardinal Napier has weighed in forcefully on the matter of abortion. Earlier this year he defined it as “the hate crime of our era,” which is not recognized as such only because of political correctness.

“Is there any good reason, other than political correctness, why abortion is not defined as & declared immoral & illegal, as THE hate crime of our era?” the cardinal tweeted in early February.

At that time Napier was responding to Live Action, a pro-life group, which was tweeting about abortion and racism, underscoring how abortion disproportionately targets the black community.

“There is no group that kills more black Americans than Planned Parenthood,” Live Action noted. “Abortion is the most lethal form of racism.”

Abortion accounts for a startling 61 percent of deaths of African Americans, according to researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

A 2018 report found that induced abortion was responsible for 1.152 million deaths, making it the number one cause of death in the United States, accounting for nearly twice the number of deaths from heart disease (599,413) and cancer (567,628).

While abortion accounts for nearly a third of all U.S. deaths, it makes up over 60 percent of African American deaths, according to the study published in the Open Journal of Preventive Medicine.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), between 2007 and 2010, more than 35 percent of the deaths by abortion in the United States happened to black babies, despite the fact that blacks represent only 12.8 percent of the population.

By functional standards, abortion is a racist institution in the United States, with black children aborted at nearly four times the rate of white children.

https://www.breitbart.com/health/2019/06/12/african-cardinal-hitler-stalin-would-rejoice-over-abortion/