Posts Tagged ‘election’
The first episode of the season is online. Among the topics: what Congressmen are doing to fight/repeal Obamacare.
The handpicked candidate for the next president of Brazil was supposed to be a shoe-in, but her support of abortion and other ungodly practices is not sitting well with the citizenry. God bless the Catholic and Evangelical leaders who have spoken out, and continue to do so, which has done much to galvanize pro-life and pro-family and pro-marriage sentiment.
Here I Stand, I Can Do No Other. I’ll second that.
I can’t seem to find a way to embed the video, or even link to it directly, but the Assemblies of God USA website‘s top video right now is “Every Vote Counts” and the primary theme is pro-life. There’s a pdf transcript of the closing part of the video here.
Baptist Press has a monthly Life Digest.
Former Miss America Angela Perez Baraquio urges a pro-life vote for President. Now a grade school teacher, she has a video among those featured at JustOneJudge.com. Norma McCorvey, aka “Jane Roe” of the Roe v Wade case, also has a pro-life video there. (You do know she’s a Catholic now, don’t you?) If you prefer YouTube, the JustOneJudge YouTube channel is here.
A group that parades under a Catholic name but ignores church teaching is urging members to block pro-life activity at both Catholic and Protestant churches this weekend. Priests for Life has put them on notice that a large number of people have said they are prepared to file lawsuits if blocked.
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Anthony Esolen discusses the differences between Babies and Bottle Caps. In an age where utility is too often confused with worth, it is good to be reminded of the difference, I think.
Also at Public Discourse, Anne Hendershott notes that because of abortion centers it’s A Dangerous Time to be a Black Baby. On the upside, according to the article, Abortion Changes You ads on New York subways will be targeting the same urban, black women the abortion industry has been targeting for decades.
The Susan B. Anthony List is campaigning hard for the rights of unborn babies. I like one of the tag lines currently up at their website: “Register to vote: Your Vote can save millions.” Uhm, ladies, that’s lives, not dollars…
A woman shares how The Nurturing Network helped her when she was 17, pregnant, and scared.
Thanks to pro-lifers who brought the policy to the attention of the public, New Jersey hotels stop giving discounts to abortion business customers. (via The Point)
Nebraska abortions drop for fourth year in a row, reaching the lowest number since Roe v Wade.
Lawsuit in Colorado challenges $18 million in contracts to abortionists. Under the Colorado Constitution, since 1984 it has been illegal to use taxpayer money to pay for abortions, either directly or indirectly. The lawsuit charges that the state has been awarding illegal contracts.
I finally got around to voting (in Oregon, everyone is mailed ballots early, and either mails them in or takes them to a drop off location). For the Attorney General’s race there is no Republican candidate this year, but the Democrat has received some Republican support. So I went to check his statement in the voter’s guide put out by the state.
And how’s this for mental whiplash? Right under his list of things he wants to do to “Move Oregon Forward,” in which the last line is “Defend civil rights, a woman’s right to choose and Oregon crime victims,” there is an endorsement by (former) Gov. John Kitzhaber, which reads, “John’s courtroom experience and his thoughtful ideas for protecting our children and the environment make him the right person for the job.”
His thoughtful ideas for protecting our children?
OK, to be fair he wants to go after meth labs, and go after people who ought to be paying child support but aren’t – but, pardon me for mentioning the obvious, but a child has to survive to reap the benefits of those measures. And besides, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t pressuring a woman into getting an abortion one of the leading ways deadbeat fathers avoid child support in the first place these days? Hello? What would it hurt to move the starting line for assuming parental responsibility forward to when parenthood actually starts?
Not one of the endorsements I saw elsewhere mentioned this candidate’s stance on abortion, or his endorsement by NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC. Granted, I might have missed one that did, but what I did see simply didn’t mention the issue.
Please use the comments if you need to alert readers to other pro-abortion candidates who aren’t generally identified as such.
From LifeSiteNews, Pro-life Pharmacy in Virginia Now Open. In addition to being pro-life, the Divine Mercy Care (DMC) Pharmacy is also lady friendly, if you are the sort of lady who hates to run the gauntlet of magazines and supplies for the unfaithful you have to confront at many other drugstores.
Via Abortion Myths Dispelled at CatholicVote.com, Richard M. Doerflinger looks at “What Reduces Abortions?” He also looks at false claims being used to bolster support for Roe v Wade. One bit of good news in the Doerflinger article: “…the abortion rate has dropped 30% from 1981 to 2005; the decline started 12 years before Clinton took office, and has continued fairly steadily to the present day.”
This is not a specifically pro-life link, but if you know someone in his or her teens, you might want to introduce them to The Rebelution, which is “a teenage rebellion against low expectations.” These young people are out to build a healthier culture, and they’ve made some progress.