Saturday, November 30, 2013

LifeNews.com Pro-Life Update 11/30/13



LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Friday, November 28, 2013

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Current Headlines

Top Stories
• Mother With Multiple Sclerosis Loses Her Health Coverage Due to Obamacare

• Poll: Christie Leads Republicans for 2016, Paul Second, Ryan Third
Cancer Patient Who Complained About Losing Insurance Due to Obamacare Faces IRS Audit
• 18 and Out of the Foster Care System, She Finally Gets Adoptive Family

More Pro-Life News

• Gabriel Was Such a Joy, Even if He Only Lived for Five Hours
• Abortion Supporter Admits Pictures of Aborted Babies are “Dead Bodies”

• City Will Fight the Epidemic of Abandoned Babies With Anonymous Baby Box
• What Did C.S. Lewis Think About Abortion?
• Janitor at Nursing Home Saves Patients From Dying After Staff Abandons Them
• Late-Term Abortions are Okay But Animal Cruelty Isn’t?

• The Blessing of Adoption: When an Unwed Mom Chooses Life Over Abortion

• Forced Abortions, Gendercide Will Continue Until China’s One-Child Policy is Abolished
• My Boyfriend Once Wanted Me to Have an Abortion, Now He’s Totally Pro-Life
United Nations Committee Against Torture Bashes Ireland’s Pro-Life Abortion Law

• Adrienne Asch Rightly Opposed Abortions on Disabled Kids, But Why Not All Abortions?



Mother With Multiple Sclerosis Loses Her Health Coverage Due to Obamacare
Please pray for Whitney Johnson. We shared her story on the Sean Hannity show on Friday and have been promoting her story nationwide. Today she sent us an update and prayer request, and she said we could share with you.

She’s a beautiful 26-year-old mother with M.S. and, due to ObamaCare, her health plan was canceled. The problems are getting worse. Please read and pray. This is happening to real Americans.

http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/29/mother-of-baby-with-multiple-sclerosis-loses-her-health-coverage-due-to-obamacare/

Poll: Christie Leads Republicans for 2016, Paul Second, Ryan Third
The 2016 presidential election is years away but the frustration with President Barack Obama and his disastrous Obamacare health care scheme has many voters looking ahead to the next presidential election.

CNN released a poll today asking both Democrats and Republicans who they favor for the nominee of their respective parties. Naturally, pro-abortion former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to outperform any other Democrat, while Republicans are more divided. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/29/cnn-poll-christie-leads-republicans-for-2016-paul-second-ryan-third/

Cancer Patient Who Complained About Losing Insurance Due to Obamacare Faces IRS Audit
A man with cancer who complained about losing his health insurance thanks to Obamacare’s rules and regulations is now facing an IRS audit. Bill Elliot couldn’t afford the expensive premiums of a replacement plan after Obamacare shelved his health insurance and spoke out about it in a Fox News interview.

He was so distraught he thought about paying the Obamacare fine of having no insurance and “letting nature take its course.” http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/29/cancer-patient-who-complained-about-losing-insurance-due-to-obamacare-faces-irs-audit/

18 and Out of the Foster Care System, She Finally Gets Adoptive Family
Amanda was almost 18 and about to “age out” of the foster care system. But while our nation’s laws consider someone who’s 18 to be an adult, you and I know there’s still a lot of growing up left to do at that age. Even young adults need a mom and a dad.

For example, Amanda still yearned for a mother’s love to soothe her on the bad days and share the joy with her on the good ones. She wanted a dad to hold her hand and walk her down the aisle. Amanda always dreamed of having somewhere to come home to on the holidays. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/29/18-and-out-of-the-foster-care-system-she-finally-gets-adoptive-family/



Gabriel Was Such a Joy, Even if He Only Lived for Five Hours
Amy and Andy, a couple from Mahomet, IL, were married with one son, Jackson, when they found out they were expecting their second child. But the excitement turned to anger and sadness at Amy’s 12 week routine ultrasound appointment when she sensed something was wrong. As she told News Channel 15:

The whole time I’m looking at the scan thinking, maybe, his head just doesn’t look right. Maybe it’s blurry. It’s probably nothing. I’m just, ya know, being nervous. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/29/gabriel-was-such-a-joy-even-if-he-only-lived-for-five-hours/

Abortion Supporter Admits Pictures of Aborted Babies are “Dead Bodies”
My pro-life website has quotes from abortionists and pictures of aborted babies. On the pages with the pictures of aborted babies, I have a brief survey which allows a visitor to answer several questions and leave their own comments. I got a comment this morning that I thought was interesting, and I wanted to share it.

The comment comes from a 37-year-old woman who claims to be an “atheist/agnostic.” She says: “quit with the lies and half truths. the set up of the pics are disgusting. seriously, would it be okay to play with and pose any other kinds of dead bodies? war is horrible but you don’t see people making horrific scenarios with peoples [sic] body parts.” http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/29/abortion-supporter-admits-pictures-of-aborted-babies-are-dead-bodies/

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City Will Fight the Epidemic of Abandoned Babies With Anonymous Baby Box
A Chinese city has plans to fight the epidemic of abandoned babies caused in part by the one-child policy with an anonymous baby box. The idea behind the box is to protect newborns from infanticide by having parents of so-called unwanted children leave them with someone who will find them a family.

The BBC has more on this baby box idea. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/29/city-will-fight-the-epidemic-of-abandoned-babies-with-anonymous-baby-box/

What Did C.S. Lewis Think About Abortion?
This Friday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of C.S. Lewis, arguably the most influential Christian thinker of the 20th century. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/29/what-did-c-s-lewis-think-about-abortion/

Janitor at Nursing Home Saves Patients From Dying After Staff Abandons Them
I heard an amazing Good Samaritan story the other day. And there’s a reason I think you should hear it, too. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/29/two-staffers-at-nursing-home-save-patients-from-dying-after-owners-walk-out/

Late-Term Abortions are Okay But Animal Cruelty Isn’t?
The same day that voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico refused to limit abortions to 20 weeks of pregnancy. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/29/late-term-abortions-are-okay-but-animal-cruelty-isnt/



The Blessing of Adoption: When an Unwed Mom Chooses Life Over Abortion
The fertility industry has been helpful to parents who are having trouble having a baby, but the pro-life community has long been concerned about the fallout: thousands, perhaps millions of human embryos — unique human beings — who are frozen on ice. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/28/rise-in-ivf-popularity-leaves-thousands-of-unborn-babies-in-limbo/

Forced Abortions, Gendercide Will Continue Until China’s One-Child Policy is Abolished
Although more than a week has passed since China put forth its newly tweaked One-Child Policy, echoes of this recent event continue to resonate across the media. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/29/forced-abortions-and-gendercide-will-continue-unless-chinas-one-child-policy-is-abolished/

My Boyfriend Once Wanted Me to Have an Abortion, Now He’s Totally Pro-Life
After all that has been going on in our lives, I am so grateful that my boyfriend and I are still together after two years. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/29/my-boyfriend-once-wanted-me-to-have-an-abortion-now-hes-totally-pro-life/

United Nations Committee Against Torture Bashes Ireland’s Pro-Life Abortion Law
In an amazing irony, the United Nations Committee Against Torture is questioning officials in Ireland about whether they plan to continue legalizing more abortions and eventually overturning the nation’s pro-life law protecting women and children from the torture of abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/29/united-nations-committee-against-torture-bashes-irelands-pro-life-abortion-law/

 

Adrienne Asch Rightly Opposed Abortions on Disabled Kids, But Why Not All Abortions?
We’ve written about the cognitive dissonance that can (alas, it often doesn’t) accompany a pro-abortion feminist’s failure to condemn sex-selection abortions—babies killed for one reason and one reason only: they are girls. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/29/adrienne-asch-rightly-opposed-abortions-on-disabled-kids-but-why-not-all-abortions/


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LifeNews.com Pro-Life Update 11/12/13



LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Current Headlines

Top Stories
• Catholic Bishops: We Will Not Comply With the HHS Abortion Mandate

• Obama Drops to His Lowest Approval Rating Ever as Obamacare Scandal Explodes
Obamacare Failure: Few Americans Sign Up for Pro-Abortion, Pro-Rationing Care
• After His Amazing Birth in the Philippines, Tim Tebow is Helping Typhoon Victims

More Pro-Life News

• Obama Falsely Claims Cancellations Will Mean Better Insurance Under Obamacare
• Baby Boy Born After Brain-Dead Mother Kept Alive Three Months

• Thousands of Obamacare Plans Will Pay for Abortions, Here are Some That Don’t
• Obama Admin Helped Abortionist Try to Shut Down Pro-Life Blog
• Baby Born With Spinal Meningitis Into Abusive Home, Should He Have Been Aborted?
• New Pro-Abortion Bill Would Make it Easier to Overturn Pro-Life State Laws

• Democratic Senator: Obamacare’s IPAB Death Panels Must be Revisited
• Teacher’s Career Could be Over Because He Dared to Challenge Planned Parenthood

• Mother: My Baby Only Lived for 17 Minutes But I’ll Remember Him Forever
• Planned Parenthood Charges Patients $20 to Watch Video Before Abortion
• Baby 8-9-10-11-12-13 Celebrates His 8-Pound Birth at 9:10 on 11/12/13
Abortion Activists Spray Pro-Lifers With Water Guns, Throw Fake Blood at Them
• Franchising Abortion and Sterilization: Population Control Activists Descend on India
• Michigan Pro-Life Group Starts Phase Two of Campaign to Stop Tax-Funded Abortions

• New European Group Launched to Combat Growing Threat of Euthanasia
Forced Abortion Opponent: China Has No Business on the UN Human Rights Council
Suspension of Telemed Abortion Ban Puts Iowa Women at Risk

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The National Association of Pro-life Nurses announces its 2013-2014 scholarship for nursing students! Any pro-life nursing student currently enrolled in a nursing program is eligible to apply. For further details, go to nursesforlife.org “Take my hand, not my life.

Catholic Bishops: We Will Not Comply With the HHS Abortion Mandate
The nation’s Catholic bishops have a message for President Barack Obama: They would rather pay fines, no matter how much they would be, before they comply with the HHS mandate that compels groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops today issued a “Special Message” at the conclusion of their fall General Assembly, November 13, in Baltimore. They unanimously passed the special message, which can only be issued as such meetings and strongly condemned the HHS mandate. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/catholic-bishops-we-will-not-comply-with-the-hhs-abortion-mandate/

Obama Drops to His Lowest Approval Rating Ever as Obamacare Scandal Explodes
With millions of Americans losing their health insurance thanks to the Obamacare health care law that pro-life groups warned would ration care, President Barack Obama is now at his lowest approval rating ever of his presidency.

American voters disapprove of the job President Barack Obama is doing by a 54-39 percentage point margin, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll that has him at his lowest marks ever. Even women disapprove 51 – 40 percent, according to the survey released today. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/obama-drops-to-his-lowest-approval-rating-ever-as-obamacare-scandal-explodes/

Obamacare Failure: Few Americans Sign Up for Pro-Abortion, Pro-Rationing Care
Only 106,185 Americans signed up for an insurance plan through the Obamacare health care law through November 2, according to numbers released today from the HHS Department. That is a far cry from the number of people the Obama administration expected to sign up by this point for health care that likely pays for abortions and may be rationed.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced that at least 500,000 Americans would enroll in October and the Congressional Budget Office estimated that seven million Americans would get insurance via Obamacare by March 31, but the numbers are way behind. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/obamacare-failure-few-americans-sign-up-for-pro-abortion-pro-rationing-care/

After His Amazing Birth in the Philippines, Tim Tebow is Helping Typhoon Victims
In 1985, the family of Tim Tebow , with four children, was living in the Philippines as missionaries. Pam Tebow contracted amoebic dysentery, likely from contaminated drinking water. She fell into a coma and received strong drugs to combat the infection.

It turned out she was pregnant with her fifth child. Those drugs caused the placenta to detach from the uterine wall, depriving the unborn baby, Tim Tebow, of oxygen. When she realized she was pregnant, doctors stopped the drugs they had given Pam but said that the high doses of medicine had already damaged Tim. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/after-his-amazing-birth-in-the-philippines-tim-tebow-is-helping-typhoon-victims/

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Obama Falsely Claims Cancellations Will Mean Better Insurance Under Obamacare
“Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” — George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language,” 1946

File 2330 - This was going to be a post about the importance of clarity in language and freedom of expression, full of all sorts of quotes from George Orwell, whose writing very effectively highlights the dangers of censorship and the ugliness of using euphemism to defend the indefensible. Just to be sure, I googled “George Orwell abortion”, in case he had made some wildly pro-abortion statement that I hadn’t heard of, but that could undermine the point of what I was writing. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/obama-falsely-claims-forced-cancellations-will-mean-better-insurance-plans-under-obamacare/

Baby Boy Born After Brain-Dead Mother Kept Alive Three Months
A baby has been born in Hungary after a very rare circumstance in which his brain-dead mother was kept alive for three months so he could be born. As LifeNews has previously reported, in a case out of the United States from 2005, this kind of situation has occurred previously but is far from common.

In the Hungarian case, the baby boy’s mother, who is anonymous, was also an organ donor and gave her heart, pancreas, liver and two kidneys to patients who needed them. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/baby-boy-born-after-brain-dead-mother-kept-alive-three-months/

Thousands of Obamacare Plans Will Pay for Abortions, Here are Some That Don’t
As LifeNews has reported, it’s virtually impossible to find out if any of the health care plans offered in the Obamacare exchanges pay for abortions with your tax dollars or premiums. In the 27 states that allow plans to cover elective abortion on the exchanges, most conusmers will have to spent countless hours of searching to determine which plans are abortion-free.

Today, Rep. Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican, released information about abortion coverage in a small subset of plans called Multi-State Plans (MSPs), which are unique because their contracts are negotiated with the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM). http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/thousands-of-obamacare-plans-will-pay-for-abortions-here-are-some-that-dont/

Obama Admin Helped Abortionist Try to Shut Down Pro-Life Blog
It’s time to write about the rest of the story when putative late-term abortionist Julie Komarow, M.D., sought a restraining order on your humble correspondent, one of the writers for this blog. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/obama-admin-helped-abortionist-try-to-shut-down-pro-life-blog/

Baby Born With Spinal Meningitis Into Abusive Home, Should He Have Been Aborted?
What if you knew the baby would be born with a horrible disease or handicap? http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/baby-born-with-spinal-meningitis-into-abusive-home-should-he-have-been-aborted/

New Pro-Abortion Bill Would Make it Easier to Overturn Pro-Life State Laws
The pro-life movement has brought abortions to record lows in many states by passing a record number of pro-life laws. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/new-pro-abortion-bill-would-make-it-easier-to-overturn-pro-life-state-laws/

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Teacher’s Career Could be Over Because He Dared to Challenge Planned Parenthood
The Washington Times recently reported on a teacher who is currently being lambasted by Planned Parenthood and the Portland School District. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/teachers-career-could-be-over-because-he-dared-to-challenge-planned-parenthood/

Mother: My Baby Only Lived for 17 Minutes But I’ll Remember Him Forever
Parents who are members of the group One Day More are meeting with politicians in Dáíl Éireann in Dublin, Ireland today letting them know they don’t regret not having an abortion even though their children lived only a short time after birth or may not have been born at all. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/mother-my-baby-only-lived-for-17-minutes-but-ill-remember-him-forever/

Planned Parenthood Charges Patients $20 to Watch Video Before Abortion
Planned Parenthood Keystone is the gift that just keeps giving, although I’m sure any closely scrutinized Planned Parenthood would render equally appalling information. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/planned-parenthood-charges-patients-20-to-watch-a-propaganda-video-before-an-abortion/


Baby 8-9-10-11-12-13 Celebrates His 8-Pound Birth at 9:10 on 11/12/13
All over the Internet yesterday, from Facebook to Twitter, people around the world had fun with a special time that doesn’t happen too often. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/baby-8-9-10-11-12-13-celebrates-his-8-pound-birth-at-910-on-111213/

Abortion Activists Spray Pro-Lifers With Water Guns, Throw Fake Blood at Them
Next week, residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico will vote on a measure that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/abortion-activists-spray-pro-lifers-with-water-guns-throw-fake-blood-at-them/

Franchising Abortion and Sterilization: Population Control Activists Descend on India
Think of franchises, and McDonald’s or Starbucks springs to mind. But how about franchising clinics that do abortions and sterilizations?http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/franchising-abortion-and-sterilization-population-control-activists-descend-on-india/

Michigan Pro-Life Group Starts Phase Two of Campaign to Stop Tax-Funded Abortions
Last month, pro-life advocates in Michigan submitted more than 315,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office to keep their tax dollars and insurance premiums from paying for the destruction of innocent human life. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/michigan-pro-life-group-starts-phase-two-of-campaign-to-stop-tax-funded-abortions/

New European Group Launched to Combat Growing Threat of Euthanasia
A new coalition is being launched in Brussels on Wednesday 13 November 2013 to combat the growing threat of euthanasia across Europe. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/new-european-group-launched-to-combat-growing-threat-of-euthanasia/

Forced Abortion Opponent: China Has No Business on the UN Human Rights Council
A leading campaigner against forced abortions and the one-child policy in China says the Asian nation has no business getting a spot on the United Nations Human Rights Council. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/forced-abortion-opponent-china-has-no-business-on-the-un-human-rights-council/

Suspension of Telemed Abortion Ban Puts Iowa Women at Risk
A leading campaigner against forced abortions and the one-child policy in China says the Asian nation has no business getting a spot on the United Nations Human Rights Council. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/13/suspension-of-telemed-abortion-ban-puts-iowa-women-at-risk/


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November 13, 2013 - If My People - On Watch in Washington



VIVE LA FRANCE ON IRAN 

We never thought we'd say this, but thank heaven for French foreign-policy exceptionalism. At least for the time being, Fran├žois Hollande's Socialist government has saved the West from a deal that would all but guarantee that Iran becomes a nuclear power.

While the negotiating details still aren't fully known, the French made clear Saturday that they objected to a nuclear agreement that British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Barack Obama were all too eager to sign. These two leaders remind no one, least of all the Iranians, of Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush. That left the French to protect against a historic security blunder, with Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius declaring in an interview with French radio that while France still hopes for an agreement with Tehran, it won't accept a "sucker's deal."

 

These mid-week alerts present many heavy issues for prayer. Therefore, due to the "work" of intercession, we have found it encouraging to open our prayer points with thanksgiving and praise to God. Let us "enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise." Why do this? Because it reminds us and we wish to testify that God is always in control and that His purposes will prevail. Thus, we pray, not to engage in toppling idols, worldly philosophies, or national sins with human wisdom or strength, but to honor and obey our God and King in His call that people "pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting" (1 Tim. 2:8). To paraphrase evangelical author, Jerry Bridges, our goal is not primarily to succeed but simply to obey, as to obey is to succeed.

In the immediate issue, pray for President Obama and his advisors. Pray, too, for Secretary of State John Kerry. Seasoned intercessors know that no presidency is fully defined only by the individual filling the office. His close advisors play a big part in formulating presidential policies that lead to momentous decisions. The Iranian terrain is filled with landmines, figuratively speaking. Wisdom and caution, plus divine restraint, are all needed to get through this time without major explosions. Give thanks for France's foreign minister stepping into the discussion. Also, Israel's welfare is at stake, and Mr. Netanyahu is properly on guard. Iran must not be allowed to bluff other governments involved. Truly, it is a time for protracted and intense prayer as the Iranian nuclear "solution" is walked out globally. Pray for supernatural help through God's mercy.  
 

"Daniel answered and said: 'Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.'" (Daniel 2:22) 


"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.... There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

"Come, behold the works of the Lord, Who has made desolations in the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire. 'Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!'" (Psalm 46:1-10)

 


A BAN ON THE FAITH-BASED WORKPLACE

Last week, the U.S. Senate matter-of-factly, with no serious vocal opposition except a last-ditch warning of the consequences by Sen. Dan Coats, Indiana Republican, voted 64 to 32 to expand government and repeal the Bible.

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act doesn't say that directly, but its core meaning is that employers - and their employees - must accommodate every sexual expression under the sun or face federal prosecution and nuisance lawsuits by the American Civil Liberties Union.

 

Give thanks for Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN), the only senator to warn of the dangers and constitutional compromises-and worse-lurking in the ENDA legislation. The question is, why were there not more conservative voices raised in protest among the 32 dissenting votes? Perhaps some were quiet for political reasons, hoping that House Speaker John Boehner will keep his promise that such a freedom-snatching law will not reach the House floor. Please follow the ENDA law with prayers and close attention as U.S. citizens and business people. Let us persevere in prayer and not be deceived. The goal of this law, as Mr. Knight honestly describes, is to make illegal all moral convictions in the marketplace (churches also?) that do not accept sinful, deviant behavior as normal, natural, and to be displayed without restraint. Freedoms are eroding. We need a return, at the national level, to God's standards of right versus wrong as measured by His Word. Please pray as conscience is illuminated by Scripture. May God preserve our freedom to believe and uphold God's plan for marriage, His laws of sexuality, and the freedom to see righteous government sustained. We may see harsh persecution in the U.S., with egregious fines and businesses going under as basic values are nullified. Pray for divine intervention.

 

"Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides. They continue this day according to Your ordinances, for all are Your servants." (Psalm 119:89-91)

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20)

   


PROTECTING THE UNBORN FROM PAIN        

In June, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-196 in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. On Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, announced that he would introduce the bill in the U.S. Senate. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday" last weekend, Mr. Graham noted that protecting pain-capable unborn children from the horror of abortion "is a debate worthy of a great democracy."

There is substantial medical evidence that unborn children are capable of experiencing pain by at least 20 weeks post-fertilization. Abortions performed at this stage of pregnancy use a variety of techniques, including a method in which the unborn child's arms and legs are twisted off by brute manual force, using a long stainless steel clamping tool.  

 

Pray for the success of this approach. Those who practice abortion as a business (and it is a huge, very profitable business) seem to have become so desensitized to the truth of what they are doing that they deny they are killing babies ruthlessly and without remorse. We are not talking about the ignorant young woman in the "crisis pregnancy" who is frightened and being deceived into thinking she is just having a "procedure" done for convenience. We are speaking of the Kermit Gosnells and those of his ilk who do not want any publicity about the proven fact that the baby is alive, has a beating heart, a developing nervous system, and can feel pain. Let us pray for the success of this movement to educate the public and protect the baby from such suffering in the final moments of innocent life. May God bless this effort to speak truth. May our prayers be more powerful than the brazen efforts of Planned Parenthood to deny and hide the facts.

 

"[Jesus said,] 'And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.'" (John 8:32)

"Then [Jesus] said to the disciples,
'It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come!It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend [kill?] one of these little ones.'" (Luke 17:1-2)

   

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS NOW CALLED "BULLYING"  

Over the past few years, bullying has become a hot topic of conversation. Perhaps I should amend that: Bullying has become a hot topic in the media as it has been pushed by progressives to force mainstream acceptance of their agenda.

The bullying I am talking about is not the big kid pushing around the little kid or the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case. The acts of bullying that are making headlines are about words and feelings. Many times it is used as a catch-all for anyone that challenges the leftist ideas - suspending children for expressing their religious views or making a "gun" with their pointer finger and thumb.

 

Pray for a return to sanity in the use of language. The Bible commands God's people to speak the truth at all times. One of the Commandments is to not "bear false witness" - i.e., tell lies, whether in court or in conversation. In the Garden, the serpent used beguiling words to deceive Eve into believing that God did not mean what He plainly said about the tree whose fruit was not to be eaten. Only a few generations later, God took note that the power of a common language at Babel made mankind almost invincible, and so he confused the language to disperse them and stop their evil inclinations. Our Lord is called "the Word" because He perfectly conveyed the truth of God the Father and His message of love and redemption. But unrighteous men and women still twist the truth to take control of others. Today, children sue their parents for "bullying" when they are told to do homework or clean their room. Pray for revival resulting in widespread salvation and a return to truth and sanity in communication. Only in God's mercy can truth once again become the national standard of communication. Pray that the Church will lead the way in speaking the truth in love, making the Gospel message plain in calling people to Christ.

 

"Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom." (Psalm 51:6)

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers." (Ephesians 4:29)

"...  but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head-Christ- ..." (Ephesians 4:15)

"With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God's likeness.
Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be." (James 3:9-10)

 

PRESSING AHEAD ON CLIMATE CHANGE

The U.N. is determined to control liberties, livelihoods and living standards.

Climate alarmists have gathered in Warsaw for the Monday start of the United Nations' annual climate change conference, to lay the foundation for a binding global agreement to replace the now-defunct Kyoto Protocol and "save the planet" from "dangerous global warming."

 

This is a genuine call to prayer! We must intercede strongly, asking God to assist honest citizens in our nation in defending truth against the fables that so-called scientists are perpetrating for ideological or financial gain. When those once dedicated to "Science" sell out to manipulating their findings in nature or in the laboratory, then truth becomes relative and nothing more than something to be sold or traded to the highest bidder. The Kyoto protocols became hopelessly compromised when certain "scientists" were discovered to be falsifying their data. (No one was prosecuted.) In the past, this deception was seen as the "unpardonable sin" among those supposedly dedicated to discovering truth through experimentation and carefully controlled testing of hypotheses and theories. When integrity is missing in these equations, we will have more "Piltdown man" hoaxes, which we are about to see in these Warsaw meetings. Pray for truth to prevail and deception to be exposed.

 

"[Jesus said,] 'Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'  They answered him, 'We are Abraham's descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?' Jesus replied, 'Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:32-34)

"For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men- as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God.
(1 Peter 2:15-16)

"Buy the truth and do not sell it-wisdom, instruction and insight as well."
(Proverbs 23:23)

   








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