If you've been pro-life for any length of time, you know it's easy to develop battle fatigue. Last week's election saw a strongly pro-abortion rights candidate beat the pro-life candidate for the governorship of Virginia. However, clearly, there were many other factors at work.
Meanwhile, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is pro-life and won a landslide. But again there were many other factors at work. The politicians aren't the ones to look to for salvation in this realm. But nor should the political process be abandoned.
Recently I had the privilege of talking to Bishop Robert Smith, Sr. of Arkansas, president of Total Outreach for Christ Ministries. In reference to voting and this issue, he said: "We're living in a constitutional republic ruled by law, and it's a representative government. So whoever you vote for, you're empowering to make decisions on your behalf." more >>
There are four late-term abortionists remaining in the United States, and half of them practice their gruesome profession in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico.
It's there where boyfriends and parents often drag young women, halfway across the country, to end of the life of their child. On any given day, you can see the out-of-state license plates that fill the parking lot and perfectly detailed rental cars that have just come from the airport.
Because New Mexico is one of the few states left that allows abortion-on-demand up until the moment of birth, it's there were abortionist Curtis Boyd and his cronies kill viable babies (babies that if born down the street at the University of New Mexico's hospital would be given every chance to live). They use the infamous MOLD technique (Misoprostol, Oxytocin, Laminaria, and Digoxin), which injects a lethal dosage of digoxin into the baby's heart and then leaves the mother 3 to 4 days to carry her dead child inside of her until her body is ready for labor. And if she gives birth before making it back to the abortion facility? The "doctors" tell her to just sit on the toilet, call them, and not to look down. more >>
As the U.S. Supreme Court begins to consider whether to take up the Texas abortion ban case, legal experts say it might end up turning on a decision by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.
On Nov. 4, Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and other pro-abortion groups appealed to the Supreme Court to reinstate a district court's injunction that blocked a portion of the state's abortion law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, citing that it would close a majority of abortion clinics in the state and block women's access to abortion.
The appeal was filed with Justice Antonin Scalia, who gave the state until Tuesday to file a response. Scalia could rule on the injunction himself, or refer the issue to the nine-member Court. more >>
A Texas anti-abortion group has been accused of plotting on social media to kidnap abortion-seeking women and dropping them off at a church, instead of a clinic, after evangelizing to them. The group has denied this claim, arguing it was being framed by a pro-abortion group attempting to "slander" its name.
Media outlets have been circulating a screenshot of a Facebook post from the weekend that shows the group Praying For You writing a message on the page of the Texas-based anti-abortion group "Abolish Human Abortion [AHA]." The group is clear to note that it does not consider itself to be a pro-life group, but rather an abolitionist group against abortion.
The Praying For You Facebook post, which has since been deleted, suggests that AHA members volunteer to be a part of Cicada Collective, a community group in North Texas that provides transportation, lodging, and information to women seeking abortions. The post suggests AHA members volunteer as drivers for the Cicada Collective, offering to pick women up and drive them to terminate their pregnancies. Instead of driving them to an abortion clinic, however, the incognito AHA member would instead evangelize to them while they're in the car and ultimately drop them off at a church, instead of an abortion clinic, after their appointment time had passed. more >>
National pro-life organization Personhood USA established an affiliate in New York City this week, intentionally aiming to frustrate the goals of Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, which, they say, follow the eugenics mindset of Margaret Sanger.
"This is where Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood and where Planned Parenthood targets women in minority neighborhoods," Josh Craddock, Personhood NY spokesperson and board member, told The Christian Post in an interview on Wednesday. "We know that the political climate in New York is hostile to life and hostile to personhood legislation, so we hold education as a goal."
The spokesman explained that personhood legislation "would protect human life from beginning to natural end," and announced the organization's plans to submit such laws in order to open dialogue about pro-life issues. Craddock praised the resurgence of Christianity in "the Big Apple" and said Personhood NY prioritizes church outreach to galvanize support for pro-life laws. He recalled a forum Tuesday night involving New York City clergy. more >>
A group of about a half-dozen men gathered at an event in Albuquerque, New Mexico this past weekend to voice their opposition to an upcoming abortion ban that will be posed to city voters on Nov. 19. If the vote passes, the southwestern city will be the first in the nation to have a municipal abortion ban.
The group of men that included some local politicians, senators, an attorney and a law student gathered at the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty on Saturday to implore city voters to choose "no" on the upcoming abortion ban that would illegalize the practice after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Saturday's event was sponsored by Respect ABQ Women, a group that opposes the ban, and was attended by Democratic Senators Jacob Candelaria and Cisco McSorley, local city councilmen Rey Garduño and Isaac Benton, attorney Michael Hart and University of New Mexico Law School student Robert Johnston.
"I ask all of Albuquerque's men to think about the women in their lives. Think about their mothers, their sisters, their daughters and nieces," Johnston told those in attendance at Saturday's event. "I know I would never want any of the women in my life to face such a decision. However, if they had to face it, I would want them to be free to make their own decisions for their future, instead of being told what they can and cannot do by out-of-state groups using the government to oppress them." more >>