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There is Hope – It’s in Strong Families

In Families, Government, Planned Parenthood, Transgender on September 9, 2015 at 2:16 pm

hopeBy Diane Robertson

Last week was a difficult week with many foreboding, sad, and evil events taking place in the United States and around the world. On Wednesday I woke to a Facebook post written by Glenn Beck that detailed 10 things that happened the day before. He wrote:

  1. It is open season on our police. Houston, Chicago, Abilene in a week, plus Arby’s turns down food in a drive through claiming “we don’t serve your kind here. A cop”
  2. The senate sides with Iran over Israel, while they chant death to America and put a plaque outside our old embassy calling for our death. The republicans and the democrats are equally at fault. Meanwhile 70% of Americans are against this deal. Representative government is dead.
  3. A new planned parenthood video that talks about closing the eyes of the severed heads so those who receive them as spare parts don’t freak out — and congress and the president just added NEW funding to Planned Parenthood today.
  4. The army is giving a dishonorable discharge to an 11 year green beret because he punched in the face, an Afghani police chief, who we pay and train. The police chief kidnapped and raped a fifteen year old boy, kept him chained to a bed and then beat his mother as she went to the U.S. Army to beg for help. When these to army soldiers found out and he scoffed at them they punched him. He is out and the Muslim police Chief remains.
  5. Christians in Syria given 48 hours to convert, leave or die. Tomorrow they will be slaughtered by Isis and the American church Yawns.
  6. A five year old boy washes up on the shores of Greece from Syrians trying to flee and move to Europe. “The caliphate will spread and destabilize Europe.” My warning in 2010 which was mocked as madness and something that would never happen because it was “too doomsday.” It is happening but we pay no attention and act as if it is now no big deal.
  7. We are taking Syrian, Somali and Iraqi Muslims in by the thousands and yet, the state department says it “will consider accepting some Christians next year.” Meanwhile children are crucified, women are sold as slaves and girls as young as six are raped 8 to ten times a day. Within 18 months there will be no Christians in Iraq and Syria.
  8. Hilary’s email scandal continues and she is not going to go to jail.
  9. Black lives matter organizer says it is open season on white people and blacks “need to pick them off one by one.” TV networks ignore the threats and praise them, democrats meet with them and talk about their bravery.
  10. A Teenager in high school claims he “feels” like a girl and insists on using the girls bathroom and shower. When girls protest and walk out, school officials and “experts” chastise them for being “insensitive”. Reporters call HIM – “her” repeatedly and we are called the science deniers!

I was not alone in thinking that this was too much to take in all at once. I felt betrayed by the U.S. Congress because they gave money to Planned Parenthood who illegally sells parts of aborted fetuses and is the number one abortion provider in America. I felt betrayed because Congress approved President Obama’s deal with Iran, even though it is obvious to the average person that the deal is one of the most dangerous diplomatic moves of all time.

Since the rise of ISIS, the death toll in Syria and Somalia has been devastating. The refugee situation is heart breaking. It’s embarrassing to be a member of a nation that has the means, yet is not rushing to aid of our fellow men.

It’s sad that while 200 students would march out of school to protest having to change clothes in front of a biological boy, all of the adults side with the boy and tell the girls that their discomfort was due to prejudice. It was not that long along that if a teenage boy stripped down in front of girls, he would be charged with indecent exposure. The girl’s feelings, are not discriminatory, but a part of their biological functions that tells them what is safe and what is right and wrong. This is sad.

I suppose given that adults would side against 200 teenage girls for the sexuality of a teenage boy, it’s not that surprising that he armed forces of the same nation would fault an honorable man defending the raping of a 15 year old boy.

It’s hard to watch the Planned Parenthood videos, witness a half a nation supporting a criminal and liar for a presidential candidate, see an entire political party supporting a group that is calling for the murder of the police and not feel like an entire nation is lost and degenerate.

Many people feel like there is no hope left, that we are beyond repair.

But there is hope. Hope lies within the families. A wise man once said:

“No nation ever rises above its homes… We are no better as a people than are our firesides, our homes. … The good home is the rock foundation, the cornerstone of civilization. It must be preserved. It must be strengthened.”

President Obama even said, “Our country is only as strong as the character of our people.”

Character is developed in families.

Social Science studies have shown again and again that “children raised by their mother and father have a better chance of being prosperous, healthy and well-educated in adulthood. Man-woman marriage policies enshrine this arrangement as a social ideal worth pursuing, while same-sex marriage undermines this ideal altogether.”

Hope lies in strong families. So what can you do? How can you feel like you are making a difference?

First, strengthen your marriage and family. Speak up for man and woman marriage and the right of children to be raised by their mother and father. Beyond that you can donate to charities that are assisting the Syrian refugees. You can find a way to host a refugee family. You can send notes to your local police force and let them know you stand behind them. You can become educated about the candidates and support those who support religious freedom and strong families. Things do look bleak, but there is hope.

Speak Up for Family and Life

In Abortion, Abstinence, Child Development, Choice, Diane Robertson, Divorce, Families, father, Free Speech, Freedom, Marriage, Media, Parenting, Planned Parenthood, Prostitution, Sanctity of Life, Sexual Freedom, Technology, The Family, Values on August 26, 2015 at 8:47 am

Ashley Madisonby Diane Robertson

There’s this infamous company in Canada, Ashley Madison, which hosts a purportedly secret online dating service for people who are married or in a committed relationship. The company’s slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.” Customers pay Ashley Madison to help them have extra marital affairs and one night stands.

On July 15th of this year hackers stole the company’s “secret” customer data—including email addresses, names, home addresses, sexual fantasies and credit card information. At the time, Hackers said they would release the information to the public if Ashley Madison did not permanently shut down. On July 22nd, the company released just the first names of the customers. When the company did not comply with the demands of the hackers, they released all of the information on Aug 18th.

The fall out has been huge with ordinary people to celebrities such as Josh Duggar being outed for cheating on their spouses.

The Toronto police department even reported that two people committed suicide because they were outed by the hackers. The Toronto police department blamed the hackers stating this would “not be tolerated”.

Normally, I agree that hacking is wrong. It’s typically used to gain access to personal information for financial gains. I feel like this situation is different. I agree with the hackers that the company is abominable. They make money while facilitating the breakup of marriages and families. I think justice has been served.

Most people are standing by the fact that hacking is illegal, and that what these hackers did was wrong because they have ruined millions of lives. I agree that hacking is illegal and should be. But I do not believe the hackers are responsible for ruining the lives of the adulterers. Rather, those committing adultery are responsible for ruining their own lives. They made conscious choices to do something they were very aware would harm their spouse, their children, and ultimately themselves.

I am going to speak as a Christian in an appeal to other Christians. I believe that as Christians it is imperative for us to recognize what is wrong and damaging to families and to society and call it out. We need to make judgments so that we can understand what is good and what is bad. Sadly, as a society we have been bullied into a place where we won’t say something is right or wrong because it might hurt someone’s feelings. We cower at the being called names, and our unwillingness to face the criticism of those calling us judgmental or bigoted or hateful has led to a whole host of societal ills.

Ashley Madison would not exist if there weren’t enough corrupt people willing to pay for it. Companies can only exist if there is enough of a market to be profitable. Along the same lines, Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics wouldn’t exist if there weren’t so many mothers and fathers willing to sacrifice the very life of their children for the sake of lust and convenience.

I look around me and see that as a society we have given our compassion to the people selfishly destroying life and family instead of those who have had their lives and families destroyed. The people who need our compassion are the husbands and wives whose marriages have been shattered by infidelity, the sons and daughters who are left without a mother or a father because of the resulting divorce, and the babies that never breathed because their parents did not want them.

Just 60 years ago, compassion was given to the real victims and as a result more people considered the consequences before breaking apart their families or taking the lives of their unborn children. The pressure to live a chaste life meant that life and family were cherished. Now, individual choice is cherished, and life and family are discarded.

To Christians, I say, make a choice. Is what we say and how we judge saving lives and strengthening families, or is it promoting (quietly or openly) the destruction of life and the breakdown of families? Those who hacked into the Ashley Madison website, may have committed a crime, but they also made an important statement about marriage and family. They stood up for love and fidelity. We can to, and we don’t even need to break the law to do so. We just need to speak.

The Real Vision of Planned Parenthood

In Abortion, Birth Rate, Choice, Courts, Diane Robertson, Freedom, Government, Planned Parenthood, Population Control, Sanctity of Life, Sexual Freedom, Supreme Court, Values on August 5, 2015 at 7:01 am

by Diane Robertson

vidoes of Planned ParenthoodThe videos revealing the practice of Planned Parenthood selling parts of aborted babies has brought the debate back to the forefront. My social media accounts have been full of people condemning and defending Planned Parenthood and abortion. I have two separate thoughts on the matter. Margaret Sanger

First, Planned Parenthood does not, never has, and was never intended to help women. They provide birth control and abortion because the founder, Margaret Sanger, was a 1920’s eugenicist who worried about the “deterioration in the human stock” and “the perpetuation of defectives, delinquents, and dependents.” She set up Planned Parenthood to purify the human race. Sanger was also a first class racist. Through Planned Parenthood Sanger hoped to reduce the number of African Americans with the use of contraception.

She wrote: “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

Though dead for many years, Sanger’s vision has been realized. Planned Parenthood is responsible for a disproportionate number of abortions in the minority populations. Planned Parenthood purposely sets up their businesses in poor neighborhoods. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in 2012, reported that among African American’s more children were aborted that born—31,328 aborted to 24,758 born. Sanger’s vision has also been realized in the elimination of many of the disabled. Approximately 75% of women who know they are carrying a Down’s syndrome baby abort. pregnant mother 3

Second, I think Planned Parenthood should be shut down. I wish the government would stop funding the abortion giant, but I understand that the people have created the need for Planned Parenthood, not the government. There would be no debate if women were not choosing abortion. The government funds abortion because women want it. Women want to terminate the life of their children.

Abortion could be stopped tomorrow, Planned Parenthood could be shut down permanently if mothers chose to protect their children rather than destroy their lives. It’s sad. It’s heart rending. It’s horrifying. It has killed more than 58,000,000 babies since Roe v. Wade. It’s called abortion. And it exists not because of Planned Parenthood, but because mother’s hearts have grown cold and they have rejected their own flesh and blood.

There’s Nothing Wrong With That Child

In Abortion, Abstinence, Child Development, Choice, date rape, Down Syndrome, Education, Families, Feminism, Freedom, Gender, Health Care, Homosexuality, motherhood, Planned Parenthood, Research, Sanctity of Life, Sex Selection Abortion, Sexual Freedom, Sexual Orientation, Single Mothers, Technology, Values on August 4, 2015 at 12:20 pm

babies crawlingby Holly Gardner

Readers, I’ve heard the arguments over and over again. “Woman’s right to choose,” “My body, my choice.” Well sister, (in most cases) you’ve already made your choice: when you made your baby. And it’s not just your body, it’s that absolutely innocent one you’re carrying as well who apparently deserves no consideration in the matter, and no right to choices. But I’m sure you’ve all heard this before.

I have a new perspective I’d like to share with you. Let me tell you a story.

My father works for a big company, with different co-workers every week, all from vastly different backgrounds and from all over the world. My dad also is a talkative, curious, intelligent man, and often engages in “thinker” discussions with his co-workers.

One particular day, his fellow employee was a younger woman of mixed heritage (half black, half white.) Let’s call her “Jane.” My dad said Jane was one of the best he’s ever worked with. He also said she was super liberal. While getting ready for the day, the topic of abortion came up, and my dad decided to tell Jane about a recent experience he had with a male gay co-worker.

This particular man (Let’s call him “John”) believes in a “woman’s right to choose.” He also believes abortions should be readily available. No questions asked, and no mandated education offered before such abortion. “It’s her choice, and I respect that.” Basically, she shouldn’t have to explain herself, and she shouldn’t have to be shown her options. If she wants it, there it is.

My dad then asked him, “Remember that time you also told me about how you were absolutely certain in genetic pre-disposition toward homosexuality? That science will one day discover that gay gene?”

“Yes . . .” he replied.

“Well,” my dad continued. “How would you feel if the medical community came up with a genetic fetal test, and expectant parents can test whether or not their unborn child is pre-disposed to homosexuality, and then women all over the country ask for abortions on those innocent ‘gay’ babies?”

“That’s just wrong,” he replied, horrified.  “There’s nothing wrong with that child.”

My dad just stared at him.

John paused, then said, “You set me up.”

“Yeah, I did.”

“Well, honestly, I don’t know what to say.” John went on to admit that he had no idea how to reconcile his belief in a woman’s right to choose with his disgust at the idea of abortion because of genetic sexual pre-disposition. “Those parents would need to be educated on homosexuality. It’s not something to fear.”

My dad countered, “But you said no mandated education.”

A few weeks go by, and my dad runs into John in an airport terminal. “Hey! How are you?” he asks my dad with a handshake. “You know, I have to tell you something. My partner and I went on a vacation retreat with other liberal and gay couples. We’re all sitting around drinking coffee and I tell them about our conversation. The whole room was silent. None of us have an answer for you. Our beliefs can’t be reconciled.”

Back to the morning where my dad and Jane are preparing for their day. My dad finishes up his story about his conversations with John. She says how angry and horrified she is over the thought of abortions because of sexuality, and then adds her own anger at abortions over mixed-ethnic parentage. “It is offensive,” she practically spits out. She also admits that her belief in a woman’s right to choose, no questions asked, cannot be reconciled with this thought.

“Abortions because of sexuality? Because of a probable color of the babies skin? There’s nothing wrong with that child,” he said.

“It is offensive,” she said.

“What about the sweet babies aborted because of genetic disorders such as down syndrome or trisomy 18? There’s nothing wrong with that child,” he said.

“It is offensive,” she said.

“What about babies aborted because of their gender?There’s nothing wrong with that child,” he said.

“It is offensive,” she said.

“What about babies aborted because of fear of social stigma or family backlash? Because of lack of money or support? What about babies aborted because their mother is scared, and abortion is an abstract solution in a mind that doesn’t want to know how it actually happens?There’s nothing wrong with that child,” he said.

“It is offensive,” she said.

“What about babies aborted because of a woman’s desire to keep her body the way it is, or for no other reason than convenience? There’s nothing wrong with that child,” he said.

“It is offensive,” she said.

There was also nothing wrong with the millions of babies that have been aborted already.

So when do our unborn children get the protection they deserve? When do our expectant mothers get the educational resources they need? When do our pre-teens and teenagers get the sexual education that includes how their young brains work and hormones and reactions (and those of their partners!) so they can make better choices “in the heat of the moment?” So they can choose to avoid “the heat of the moment” all together? So abstinence suddenly makes much more sense to them? Absolutely there are cases of rape, incest, and abuse which do indeed take these choices away from women. I’m not here saying there isn’t.

Readers, why can’t the sympathy and outrage for Cecil the Lion’s murder apply to murdered and dismembered unborn children?

“There’s nothing wrong with that child,” he said.

“It is offensive,” she said.

Just a thought.

The Dangers of Moral Relativism

In Abortion, Abstinence, Bioethics, Birth Rate, Cohabitation, Courts, Democracy, Education, Free Speech, Government, Health Care, Human Rights, Media, Planned Parenthood, Population Control, Pornography, Religion, Same-Sex Marriage, Sanctity of Life, Sex Education, Sexual Freedom, The Family, Values on March 11, 2015 at 7:52 am

right vs. wrongMekelle Tenney

Freedom can only be maintained within a society that also maintains morality. When Alexis De Tocqueville visited America and analyzed her political system he posed the question, “How could society fail to perish if, while the political bond is relaxed, the moral bond were not tightened?” And I believe that the majority of Americans will agree that morality is a necessity in a free society.

However Tocqueville when on to say, “What makes a people master of itself if it has not submitted to God?”[1] And that is where Americans disagree. Morals that are derived from some form of deity are constant and do not adapt. Furthermore they are not subject to different points of view. Currently America is suffering from the effects of a new twist on this principle known as moral relativism. Moral relativism is the idea that morals are based on a particular standpoint. No specific set of morals are considered the standard, meaning there is no right or wrong it all depends on your point of view.

Moral relativism has resulted in major changes to the political process. First it has removed any mention, consideration, or acknowledgement of God from all political discussion and decisions. The misappropriate application of the 1st amendment has enabled this movement to dispel the existence of God from our nation’s history as well as her present political workings.

Though our political system was never meant to be run by any specific religion or religious institution the acknowledgment of an eternal being who directs the affairs of men has always been a crucial part of our nation. For example, American political thought is deeply rooted in the idea that man has been given rights from God that cannot be taken by any other man. We firmly believe that it is wrong for one man to have dominion over another. That belief is based on a set of morals derived from a belief in a higher being.

Remove God from the picture we now have a moral belief that is founded on nothing. This allows moral relativism to take effect. We begin to question the origin of rights. Rights can no longer be seen as universal. Without universal rights can we really label some forms of government as wrong or evil? The danger of dictators and tyrants is now in question. Are dictatorships wrong? Can they not produce some good? If the definition of good is derived from the standpoint of the dictator then the answer is yes. And those who are living under oppression can define the outcomes of such a government as wrong, but it does not matter because no point of view has precedence over the other. We have now reached the point in this scenario where no one is wrong and no one is right.  So the only option we have to go with is the most popular opinion.

Though this is simply one example each scenario dealing with moral relativism will lead to the same problem. If we cannot derive from God what is right and wrong, where do we turn? One option available is to look at social science and rely on studies to tell us the trends associated with specific behaviors.

How it all plays out

A good example of this is sexual relations among teenagers. Years ago sexual relations before marriage were seen as morally wrong. Physical intimacy was something that was shared solely between a husband and wife. Moral relativism takes over and we see the situation totally different. In the 1960’s we began to remove these “religious principles” from our school curriculum. We would no longer teach our students abstinence.

According the Statistical Abstract of the United States released by the Department of human health the following years showed a 700% increase in teen pregnancies. Though all states vary on their methods of addressing the issue of teaching sex education in our public schools it has become an accepted fact that kids will be experimenting with sex.

We cannot preach morals to them so we must now teach them about safe sex in the hopes that we will reduce teen pregnancies as well teens contracting STDS.

The government has also come up with their own federally funded solution, an organization known as Planned Parenthood. Apart from providing medical procedures Planned Parenthood also provides resource for teens, parents, and educators. The section for teenagers answers questions such as which birth control is best for me?

Is there birth control I can take after unprotected sex?

Will my parents find out if I am on birth control?

How do I know when I am ready to have sex?

I think I am ready to have sex. What do I do now?

How do I prevent myself from getting a STD?

The website also informs girls about the options available to them if they find out they are pregnant. The first solution listed is abortion. Planned Parenthood informs young girls that there is no “right” way to feel about abortion. This is the solution moral relativism has come up with.

In 1983, in an address to the National Association of Evangelicals, Ronald Reagan offered a different much more simple solution, “I’ve watched TV panel shows discuss this issue, seen columnists pontificating on our error, but no one seems to mention morality as playing a part in the subject of sex.”[2]

Though it is a simple solution I fear we may never resort to it. What I wonder is how long will any nation will continue to exist with moral relativism as its guiding principle.

[1] De Tocqueville, Alexis. “Indirect Influence That Religious Beliefs Exert on Political Society In the United States.” In Democracy in America, 282. University of Chicago Press, 2002.

[2] Reagan, Ronald. ““Evil Empire” Speech (March 8, 1983).” Http://millercenter.org/president/speeches/speech-3409.

Media Celebrates “Positive” Abortion Stories, Censors Reality

In Abortion, Feminism, Human Rights, Media, motherhood, Parental Rights, Planned Parenthood, Research, Sanctity of Life, Values, Women's Rights on December 2, 2014 at 9:42 am

woman in tears

Nathalie Bowman

Abortion is alive and well, and the American media is all for it. Katie Yoder, in her article “Media Hype ‘1 in 3 Campaign’ Promoting Abortion, Censor Women Who Regret Their Abortions”, shares how the media is only showing one side of the Abortion story:

“The media are all for giving voice to the voiceless, as long as the message fits their agenda. Case in point: journalists recently rushed to publicize the stories of women who chose to abort–“Media Celebrates “Positive” Abortion Stories, but Censors Reality.” And they did it without a hint of regret.

Dozens of women shared their abortion experiences on Nov. 20 during a live streamed Abortion Speakout hosted by Advocates for Youth’s  1 in 3 Campaign. Participants included Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, comedian Lizz Winstead and columnist Jessica Valenti. While journalists latched on to the message of women’s lives improving through abortion, they censored the stories that didn’t fit their agenda – the stories of women who regret their abortions.

Half a dozen outlets including The Washington Post and The Daily Beast reported on the event to praise women “who made the best decision” with “no regrets.” But these stories – pushed by the ‘1 in 3 Campaign’ and journalists – ignore the abortion testimonies from women filled with “regret” and “horror” published by the ‘Silent No More Awareness Campaign’. Founder Georgette Forney explained to MRC Culture how these outlets “censor” and “edit” women who regret their abortions. The media are “trying to keep us quiet all the while pretending to be representing women,” she stressed.

The ‘1 in 3 Campaign’ aims to “end the stigma and shame women are made to feel about abortion” by stressing that one in three women will have an abortion during her lifetime (a statistic disputed by the pro-life movement).

Media ONLY Hype ‘Happily Ever After’ Abortions

In her anticipation of the event, The Washington Post’s Diana Reese wrote “This Thursday women will talk about their abortions, and I spoke with two of them….”

Read the full story here

 

Too Many People…

In Abortion, Abstinence, Birth Rate, Drug Use, Eugenics, Euthanasia, Families, Family Planning, Government, Health Care, Human Rights, motherhood, Parental Rights, Physician Assisted Suicide, Planned Parenthood, Population Control, Sanctity of Life, Values on September 6, 2014 at 2:22 pm

over population

 

The next time you think that everyone else sees the world as you do, remember the following.

 

http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/08/30-population-control-quotes-show-elite-truly-believe-humans-plague-upon-earth/

THE FUNDING OF ABORTION (YOU’LL BE SURPRISED)

In Abortion, Education, Government, Health Care, Media, Planned Parenthood, Research, Sanctity of Life, Values on July 25, 2014 at 8:34 am

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by Maddi Gillel

Simple lines of black and white and right and wrong have been blurred. The old institutions are not what they used to be and the new organizations are, many times, also suspect.

I am well aware that there have been what is known as ‘shake downs’ in the U.S.  in which a representative from one organization will ‘blackmail’ another organization/corporation with racist accusations, or some other concocted politically incorrect philosophy to extort money or favors from said organization (corporation). Having said that, there are still organizations which ‘volunteer’ to make contributions to PLANNED PARENTHOOD and ACORN-type organizations.

Planned Parenthood is famous for two tenets today: abortion and counseling teenage girls on ‘rough sex.’ Acorn is a left-wing group that was influential in launching Obama –the most pro-abortion president in our nation’s history – into his political career.

The following groups/organizations are some on the list of those who contribute directly or indirectly to Planned Parenthood and Acorn: Susan G. Komen – (who represents the fight against breast cancer with pink ribbons), United Way, Girl Scouts (their cookies), CCHD (Catholic Campaign for Human Development), the American Cancer Society, YMCA, UNICEF, and Thrivent Financial (Lutheran) all give to Planned Parenthood and Acorn directly or indirectly.

Unfortunately, we often don’t have much control over where our tax monies go.  Charitable giving, however, we do control and it requires knowledge. Here are some websites that will help us in this awareness.

Charitynavigator.org (rates on accountability, transparency, and efficiency – not ideology)

Charitywatch.org   American Institute of Philanthropy Charity Rating Guide – rates mostly on financial responsibility

Discoverthenetworks.org (A Guide to the Political Left)

From an article in The New American by Warren Mass (July 7, 2014, pp.27-31)

Yes, We Can End Abortion

In Abortion, Planned Parenthood on January 22, 2014 at 3:31 am

Stop abortion

 “I think we have deluded ourselves into believing that people don’t know that abortion is killing. So any pretense that abortion is not killing is a signal of our ambivalence, a signal that we cannot say yes, it kills a fetus.” – Faye Wattleton, former president of U.S. Planned Parenthood

Abortion is one of those topics that is often swept under the rug because it’s unpleasant and hard to talk about. We indulge ourselves in whatever we feel to be pleasant. We need to teach our children the reality of everyday life or they may find themselves unable to tackle that which is hard or inconvenient. While people don’t want to face the facts of abortion and say in effect “let others deal with it,” real human lives are being lost.

Those that advocate for “choice” regarding abortion agree that it is killing a fetus or as Ann Furedi states, a “human life.” Furedi said, “We can accept that the embryo is a living thing in the fact that it has a beating heart, that it has its own genetic system within it. It’s clearly human in the sense that it’s not a gerbil, and we can recognize that it is human life… the point is not when does human life begin, but when does it really begin to matter?”

This begs the real questions regarding abortion:  Does a beating heart matter?  What defines the importance of human life?  Does one human life matter more than another human life?  If the debate is the dependency of the child on the mother or that the unborn baby would die without constant care then why is it acceptable to end the life of an unborn child, but not the life of an infant, or someone on welfare or on life support?   One cannot ethically distinguish the importance of a human life without generalizing that importance to all human life regardless of that human’s stage of development.

Naomi Wolf, a feminist author and pro-choice supporter, states:

 “Clinging to a rhetoric about abortion in which there is no life and no death, we entangle our beliefs in a series of self-delusions, fibs and evasions. And we risk becoming precisely what our critics charge us with being: callous, selfish and casually destructive men and women who share a cheapened view of human life…we need to contextualize the fight to defend abortion rights within a moral framework that admits that the death of a fetus is a real death.”

These advocates for choice realize that not only is abortion killing a human life, but they want to try to remain free of delusions and evasions to stop appearing callous and destructive. They want to ultimately remain a civilized society that legalizes the extinction of an innocent human life by trying to argue, like Furedi, that yes it is a human life, but evidently some lives matter more. The contradiction is evident in their own argument.  Either the entity growing inside a pregnant woman is alive and considered a human or it is not. If the fetus is alive and growing then it does matter. To say it doesn’t is a perfect example of being “callous” and “destructive” against human life. Women should not abort to rescue themselves from the negative social implications or the inconvenience of having a baby.  Nor should abortion be used as a form of contraception.

Pro-life advocates seek for society, government and all people to respect the gift of life and to respect one another. The Declaration of Independence gave us our liberty from tyrants thousands of miles away and gave birth to our nation we know today. As United States citizens we are given the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” under this declaration. We also read from our founding fathers that “all men are created equal” and that we are given agency to do with our lives the way we each see fit. There are some who would say the “pursuit of happiness” gives them the right to do as they please –including aborting a child. However, if we are all truly equal and we all have these same rights and freedoms as human beings, and if leaders of Planned Parenthood can attest to an aborted baby being a human person and not a gerbil, then under the same Declaration of Independence babies are entitled to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” just as you, me, and everyone else. To deny that child the right to live is thus unconstitutional. Your freedoms and rights do give you power, but not the kind of power that governs over another human being’s life.

 The time for abortion to end is now.

We live by the mentality that what we can’t see doesn’t exist. Just because a growing baby does not begin to show on a recently pregnant woman, does not justify ending that baby’s life.  If individuals feel that they’re mature enough to have sex and feel they have the right to have sex then they must also accept the responsibilities associated with having sex. The child’s right to life supersedes the inconvenience of becoming pregnant. As adults we celebrate and enjoy our lives, however, we need to remember to celebrate and respect the lives of the unborn.

As already stated, abortion is a tough subject to bring up and to calmly and rationally discuss, but it is a subject that cannot be brushed aside with the difficult questions left unanswered.  Are we going to brush the topic of abortion to the side and ignore this issue while so many innocent unborn children are losing their right to even live? The call has gone forth for people, governments, and nations to address the difficult questions. The call is here.  Help end abortion now.  Who is going to answer?

andrew MossmanAndrew Mossman is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University Idaho with a Bachelor’s degree in Science in Psychology and a minor in Marriage and Family Studies. Andrew’s goals include helping citizens to understand and perceive abortion in a new light in hopes to help those who don’t/ won’t care really come to know what abortion is and the real implications it has on the mother, child, and society. 

 

 

Jennifer WilsonJennifer Wilson is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s in Marriage and Family Studies. She has been married for two years and she and her husband recently had their first child.

Proselytizing compared to rape? Really?

In Abortion, Child Development, Courts, Defense of Marriage Act, Education, Elder Care, Euthanasia, Families, Homosexuality, Marriage, Planned Parenthood, Religion, Religious Freedom, Same-Sex Marriage, Sanctity of Life, Schools, Supreme Court, The Family, Values on May 7, 2013 at 10:16 am

war zone

Rachel Allison

There are bombs going off on more fronts than I can name.  The attacks are relentless and escalating.

AbortionNow the truth is coming out about the “safety” and “compassion” of abortion clinics.  And we thought the supposed “back-alley abortions” were bad?

Euthanasia—being legalized and accepted as “killing with compassion.”

Marriage—If the Supreme Court redefines marriage, marriage, completely severed from its original purpose, might never pull out of its death spiral.  Religious freedom and rights of conscience will be severely compromised.

Educational decline—we have all witnessed its decline, and with Common Core being rammed through at break-neck speed, it will continue to be an agenda driven program run by non-elected federal agencies.

And there’s so much more…

What’s most alarming, a majority of the people seem to be totally unaware and even apathetic to the bombardment.

The most recent bombshell: Court marshals for those who proselyte  in the military.

I quote Bethany Monk from CitizenLink

The Pentagon has released a statement, confirming its policy that would punish service members who share their religious beliefs.

That follows a private meeting last week between Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) and the Pentagon. Weinstein said military personnel who proselytize are guilty of sedition and “treason.” He said they should be punished to quell a “tidal wave of fundamentalists.”  

“If this policy goes forward, Christians within the military who speak their faith could now be prosecuted as enemies of the states,” according to the Family Research Council. “This has potential to destroy military recruiting across the services as Americans realize that their faith will be suppressed by joining the military. Our brave troops deserve better. If chaplains and other personnel are censored from offering the full solace of the Gospel, there is not religious freedom in the military.”

As I have studied this and other relevant reporting it looks like the Department of Defense has had this particular regulation in place prior to Weinstein’s demands.

“Air Force Culture, Air Force Standards,” published on Aug. 7, 2012.

Section 2.11 requires “government neutrality regarding religion.”

“Leaders at all levels must balance constitutional protections for an individual’s free exercise of religion or other personal beliefs and the constitutional prohibition against governmental establishment of religion,” the regulation states.

Military leaders were admonished not to use their position to “promote their personal religious beliefs to their subordinates or to extend preferential treatment for any religion.”

Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council has said Weinstein’s hands are all over this work.  I wish I understood better whether MRFF could actually have had imput into the writing of the militaries’ regulations. Weinstein, an avid atheist is now demanding that the DOD start implementing it.

I quote Todd Starnes from Fox News

President Mikey Weinstein and others from his organization met privately with Pentagon officials on April 23. He said U.S. troops who proselytize are guilty of sedition and treason and should be punished – by the hundreds if necessary – to stave off what he called a “tidal wave of fundamentalists.”

“Someone needs to be punished for this,” Weinstein demanded to Fox News.  “Until the Air Force or Army or Navy or Marine Corps punishes a member of the military for unconstitutional religious proselytizing and oppression, we will never have the ability to stop this horrible, horrendous, dehumanizing behavior.” He compared the act of proselytizing to rape.

“It is a version of being spiritually raped and you are being spiritually raped by fundamentalist Christian religious predators,” he told Fox News.

He said there is a time and a place for those in uniform to share their faith – but he took issues with fundamentalism that he says is causing widespread problems in the military.

Perkins and members of the Family Research Council were stunned that the Pentagon would be taking counsel and advice from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

“Why would military leadership be meeting with one of the most rabid atheists in America to discuss religious freedom in the military,” Perkins said. “That’s like consulting with China on how to improve human rights.”

If Weinstein has his way, and apparently he has the attention of military leaders “it threatens to treat service members caught witnessing as enemies of the state.”  “Non-compliance,” the Pentagon suggests, “even from ordained chaplains could result in court-martialing on a case-by-case basis.”

Does this sound like something that should be happening in the United States of America…or Hitler’s Germany?

With all the social, moral, and religious bombardment taking place we need to choose our battles wisely…but for America’s sake let us choose to fight! Apathy is a killer.

The FRC has launched a petition drive urging Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel to protect the religious freedom of troops “and not to proceed with the purge of religion within the ranks called for by anti-Christian activists.”

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