Most parents would agree that protecting your children from harm and doing everything possible to set them on a path of success and happiness are fundamental parental responsibilities. From the moment our children are born, their welfare becomes an almost singular obsession. Countless hours are spent dreaming about and planning for their future. We tell our children that they can be anything they want to be – the sky is the limit! Of course, as all parents quickly realize, things don't always go as planned. We make mistakes. Our children make mistakes. Life gets thrown off course. The challenge, then, becomes how we respond to the unexpected, the less-than-ideal, and how we teach our children to respond.
By now, most Americans have heard about the TX teen who is suing her parents for pressuring her to have an abortion. The young lady is 16 years old, as is her boyfriend. Obviously, this is not a scenario most parents envision for their young daughters. If the girl's allegations against her parents are true, however, then this case demonstrates a sad fact about the state of America's moral compass. We have gotten to a point where we'd rather see our child endure the trauma of an abortion than see her be "punished with a baby," as our President so memorably said.
The message our culture now sends is clear: An unintended pregnancy, particularly for a young person, is a virtual death sentence - at least it was in a pre-Roe America. Thanks to that landmark ruling, however, your youngster's momentary lapse in judgment need not have life-altering consequences. A quick trip to the friendly neighborhood Planned Parenthood is all that's needed. In and out, quick and easy, and your child's life can proceed on its merry way, unimpeded and unencumbered. This message has yielded grim results: 56 million dead babies; untold grief and heartbreak for women who were deceived about the real nature of their "choice"; collateral damage to fathers and families; debilitating guilt and immutable regret. more >>
Evangelist Ray Comfort says he's deluged with so many questions and comments from atheists on his Facebook page that he's decided to recruit Christians to join the online conversation between hundreds if not thousands of people.
His Facebook page has become a battleground for atheists to square off with Christians in an exchange of comments responding to his provocative posts. It's not uncommon for a post on his social media site to have more than 1,000 responses.
"It suddenly dawned on me how Facebook is an incredible medium for the gospel. One of my posts was seen by 1.2 million people – many of whom are non-Christians," Comfort told The Christian Post via an email exchange. "Think of what it would cost and how much work it would take to have a Billy Graham-type crusade that reached 1.2 million people. But we can reach that many at no cost and with just a click of a keyboard button." more >>
A pro-life group has launched a nationwide campaign seeking to revoke the medical license of infamous abortion practitioner Dr. Leroy Carhart in response to the death of a New York kindergarten teacher.
"Defend Life is grateful to host this national petition effort calling for the revocation of Leroy Carhart's medical license and the closure of Germantown Reproductive Health Services," said Jack Ames, co-founder and Director of Defend Life.
"It is no surprise that so many concerned citizens in Maryland and from across the country have signed the petition after the needless death of Ms. Morbelli," Ames continued. "We have been warning the Maryland Board of Physicians and other state officials since 2010 that something like this was going to happen. Sadly, we sensed it was only a matter of time until another young mother was killed by the hands of Leroy Carhart." more >>
State teen pregnancy rates have been released indicating that New Mexico has the highest rates of teen pregnancies in the United States. However, the statistics showed that teen pregnancy and teen abortion rates have declined across the nation, and the rate of teen abortions hit their lowest levels since the legalization of abortion in 1973.
The information has been released from the reproductive rights agency, the Guttmacher Institute, and surveyed pregnancy and abortion rates among teenagers aged between 15 and 19 years of age in the year 2008.
The report indicated that New Mexico was the state with the highest rate of teen pregnancies and that New Hampshire had the lowest rate in the country. In New Mexico, 93 out of 1,000 teens became pregnant, where as in New Hampshire only 33 out of 1,000 teens became pregnant more >>
Members of Congress have filed a brief in support of Hobby Lobby, a Christian business currently suing the federal government over the Department of Health and Human Services' "preventive services" mandate.
Nine Senators and two representatives, all Republican, filed an amicus brief last week to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on behalf of Hobby Lobby, Inc.
"Congress has commanded equal treatment of all under a religion-protective rule. Defendants may not pick and choose whose exercise of religion is protected and whose is not," reads the brief. more >>
The same Philadelphia Board of Health that ignored Gosnell's House of Horrors is at it again! After ignoring several demands from local citizens and outraged prolife civil rights leaders calling to end the terrors of abortion in their city, the Board of Health has passed a new resolution last Friday, February 15, 2013 calling for the federal government and the state of Pennsylvania to fund all abortions for poor women. Haven't they harmed enough women already? Now they want to go back for more killing.
They want you to forget that they turned a blind eye to Kermit Gosnell's abortion killing center until the whistle blew so loud in 2011 that they had to take action on Gosnell, the doctor whose abortion clinic was a filthy, foul-smelling "house of horrors" that was overlooked by regulators for years. Gosnell was finally charged with murder, accused of delivering seven babies alive and then using scissors to kill them. At least one mother's death by abortion has also been linked to Gosnell's clinic.
According to Brenda Green, executive director of CHOICE, a nonprofit that connects the underinsured and uninsured with health services, The Pennsylvania Department of Health did nothing when they became aware of the death of Karnamaya Mongar a woman whose gruesome abortion at Gosnell's hands resulted in the gruesome death of Ms. Mongar. Ms. Green tried to report complaints from clients, but the health department wouldn't accept complaints from a third party. Instead, the patients had to fill out a daunting five-page form, available only in English that required them to reveal their identities upfront and be available to testify in Harrisburg. Even with CHOICE staffers there to help, only two women agreed to fill out the form, and both decided not to submit it. The Department of State and the Philadelphia Public Health Department also had ample warning of dire conditions and took no action. more >>