"Unless you stand for something, you will fall for anything." Everyone is familiar with this famous quote, though its original origins are unknown. What is known is that the sentiment appeared in a prayer offered by Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall in 1947. "Our Father," Marshall prayed, "we yearn for a better understanding of spiritual things, that we may know surely what Thy will is for us and for our Nation. Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for – because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything."
This idea endures and people respond to it because deep down everyone recognizes that adherence to principle over pragmatism, especially when it's hard, is a virtuous thing. For the last 43 years, those who affirm the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception to the point of natural death have stood in the vanguard of opposition to abortion. Despite the sands of culture shifting around them, despite being dismissed as fools and decried as would-be oppressors, these individuals have refused to give way and refused to be silenced. Unlike many of their friends and neighbors, they never bought into the poisonous notion that the termination of an unwanted pregnancy is merely a medical "choice" made by a woman and her doctor. What they have always known – and what the rest of America is beginning to understand – is that abortion is nothing less than state-sanctioned killing of our tiniest and most vulnerable demographic: unborn children. What's more, we are learning that abortion is not merely a "service" provided by benevolent practitioners in the name of choice, but a profitable business that literally traffics in blood.
The media is still abuzz with talk of the recently released videos in which an undercover activist inquires about the purchase of fetal tissue harvested from aborted babies. In the first video, viewers are treated to a macabre scene in which a high-level Planned Parenthood official discusses – between bites of salad and sips of wine – how she and other abortionists preserve valuable fetal tissue during the procedure: more >>
Senate Republicans had a chance to stop Planned Parenthood from butchering unborn children and selling their body parts to the highest bidder. Instead, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to put up a vote -- thumbing his nose at Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, along with every pro-lifer in the nation.
That sort of emasculated leadership is why Donald Trump is surging in the polls. Americans want leaders with man-parts big enough to do the right thing.
What happened over weekend was an unprecedented display of cowardice from chicken-hearted politicians. It was a dastardly double-cross. more >>
Last Thursday Alaska Governor Bill Walker announced that he would use his executive authority to expand Alaska's state Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act. Walker's proposal would extend Medicaid eligibility to all Alaskans earning less than 133 percent of the poverty line. Walker reported that he sent a letter to the Alaska legislature's Budget and Audit Committee, giving legislators the required 45-day notice of his plan. The committee can make recommendations, but Walker said he has legal authority to move forward without the legislature's approval.
This action by Governor Walker will likely prompt both a political and a legal battle. Earlier this summer, the Republican-controlled state legislature rejected Walker's plan to expand Medicaid. They even included language in the state's budget prohibiting any such move. However, opinions from both the Alaska Department of Law and from the legislature's legal counsel declared that the effort to block Walker likely doesn't adhere to the state's constitution.
Additionally, Governor Walker has defended his decision. He stated that previous Alaska governors have used the same authority to accept money from sources outside the state's general fund on seven prior occasions. Also, governors in other states, including Kentucky and Ohio, also have adopted the Medicaid expansion without new legislation. more >>
A series of videos from the Center for Medical Progress has exposed Planned Parenthood for selling the body parts of the fetuses they abort. Not only is this sickening, it is a federal offense.
While many are calling for the investigation and defunding of Planned Parenthood, I believe this is just a drop in the bucket in regards to how the pro-life right should combat the abortion industry.
A bad product or practice will not become extinct until a better product or practice comes along to replace it. more >>
Ripping an unborn child from the womb is sick and twisted. And then turning around and selling the body parts is nothing short of beastly. What sort of monster is capable of doing such a thing?
Serial killers have no conscience, whether they kill adults, teens, or unborn children. Just because you happen to get paid for being a serial killer doesn't make you any less of a monster.
So why the name calling? Why use a word like "monster" to describe those who kill unborn babies and sell their body parts? Well, how else can we even begin to process something so cruel, unfair, diabolical, hateful, loathsome, vicious, and vile? Without words, some people are able to ignore the horror altogether. That is, unless you happen to be one of those little ones getting ripped out of your mother's womb piece by piece. more >>
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, accused the Center for Medial Progress of being "part of the most militant wing of the anti-abortion movement," while asserting the pro-life group is linked to organizations that bomb clinics and murder doctors.
Richards made the accusations during her Sunday appearance on ABC's "This Week" with host and former political staffer for President Bill Clinton, George Stephanopoulos.
"The folks behind this are part of the most militant wing of the anti-abortion movement that has been behind the bombing of clinics, the murder of doctors in their homes and in their churches, and that is what needs to be looked at," Richards argued. more >>