Randall Terry mounting Democratic challenge to President Obama

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I think he’s serious, folks. Of course, it more of an attempt to get some hardcore ads on television during the 2012 Superbowl:

Veteran anti-abortion activist Randall Terry says he’s mounting a Democratic primary challenge to President Obama in 2012, in part to be able to run graphic TV ads showing aborted fetuses during next year’s Super Bowl.

“I want to pummel Obama. I despise this presidency. He is the arch child killer of the Western Hemisphere, so I’m going to go head-to-head with him,” Terry said in a phone interview.

“My ultimate goal is to make child killing illegal again. And for child killing to be made illegal, there has to be a crisis of conscience; we have to show the victims like we show the Holocaust victims and say never again.” (here)

Several things are apparent -

  1. Terry didn’t get the memo of toning down the rhetoric to a responsible and honest style
  2. Terry is out of his gourd.
  3. He has no real clue as to how the legal/justice/legislative system works.

This is his website which features some of those videos. Warning. They are disturbing.

You know my stance on elective abortions. You know my stance on Randall Terry as well. I think that what he is doing is disgusting, and dishonest, but for the life of me, I think that Americans might need to actually see the effects of abortion. We have grown a callous over that term, when in fact it is one of the most invasive procedures down to the human body.

I don’t like Terry’s tone. I think it is damaging and a turn off to rational people. He is being dishonest to say the very least which is one of the reasons that many no longer participate in the debate.

This coming Saturday, I believe, is a March for Life in Baton Rouge. There will be speakers, food, community, etc… and lots of money spent. Lots. Is that the best way to actually address this issue? To showcase those opposed to abortion without discussion, without qualification of the issue? Wouldn’t that money and time be better spent in giving/collecting money to help women who are struggling with elective abortion? That march will be attended by thousands, do doubt, lasting about 3 hours. Imagine the amount of community ministry/service which could take place during that time.

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The Ethics-free Future of Eugenics

At some point, we must wonder if technology has not out paced humanity….

The story of an Australian couple who aborted twin boys because they want to use IVF to ensure they have a daughter is attracting a lot of attention, especially among pro-lifers, and understandably so since the case seems to foreshadow an ethics-free future of eugenics.

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According to the Herald-Sun newspaper of Melbourne, which interviewed the couple, the woman, who is in her thirties, is “consumed by grief over the daughter who died soon after birth” and admits she has “become obsessed with having a daughter and it has become vital to her psychological health.”

The husband told the newspaper that it was the couple’s “right” to try this route. “It’s ridiculous that sex selection is illegal, actually. For certain circumstances it should be legalized.”

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Sex-selective abortions also take place in some places in the United States, though the vast majority of Americans reject the practice as unethical, and because the procedure is often used to destroy female fetuses and preserves males.

Couple Aborts Twin Boys Because They Want a Girl Using IVF.

The mother admits that she is obsessed with having a girl. Briefly reading it, it sounds like she has a psychological disorder to say the least and should be treated before IVF is used again.

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41% Of New York City Pregnancies Terminated in 2009

Leaders of various faiths denounced figures that showed that 41% of pregnancies in the city were terminated in 2009. They also criticized sex-education programs in the public school system that include distributing condoms.

“That 41% of New York babies are aborted, a percentage even higher in the Bronx and among our African-American babies in the womb, is downright chilling,” said the archbishop, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in New York City. “I invite all to come together to make abortion rare,” he added.

Church Leaders Blast NYC Abortion Numbers – Metropolis – WSJ.

I would after to agree with some who note that for the most part, (male) Religious Leaders are only concerned with femininity when it comes to controlling their body.

However, 41% of pregnancies terminated is a pretty outstanding number. Can this be regulated by laws? Hardly.

I would prefer other avenues of support for these women, which would be more effective than laws, but what about you? Should our concern with these numbers be about laws and regulation, or should we start somewhere else?

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Birth or Not?

It appears that the website is down -

A US couple’s decision to let the public vote on whether or not they should keep their baby has dismayed prolifers.

Pete and Alisha Arnold, both 30, have set up the website, www.birthornot.com, to allow people to place their vote, as well as share their thoughts and see pictures of the foetus – nicknamed “Wiggles” by the pair.

Alisha is already 17 weeks pregnant, meaning that the unborn baby is entering the stage of growth where it is able to suck its thumb and hear voices. (here)

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Disgusting – even if this is an attempt at making a statement.

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Do not take Planned Parenthood’s Sex Tips

Lifesite News is reporting,

The world’s leading abortion provider is continuing to promote a graphic brochure advocating casual sex among youth. According to International Planned Parenthood Federation, the brochure called “Healthy, Happy and Hot” has become their most popular publication.

Aimed at young people with HIV, the brochure contains sexually explicit language and promotes casual sex with multiple partners, as well as oral, anal, and homosexual sex.

“Some people like to have aggressive sex,” says the brochure.  “There is no right or wrong way to have sex.”    It encourages young people who might have sex after drinking or using drugs to “plan ahead by bringing condoms.”  Another section suggests readers visit family planning clinics for help in preventing or aborting unplanned pregnancies.

The publication encourages youth to keep their sexual activity secret from their parents, as well as visits to family planning clinics.  “You should find out whether there are any centers near to you where you can go without needing the permission of your parents or guardians.”

The brochure criticizes countries with laws requiring disclosure of HIV status to sexual partners.  Such laws violate the rights of people living with HIV, the pamphlet argues.

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Why? Why is stuff like this printed, sold and financed by…. well, do some research…

President Obama is the Angel of Death – Colorado 62

I can only shake my head, in disgust, and wonder at the depravity of such…

You know how I feel about elective abortion; I do not think that the right to is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Neither are a few other ‘rights.’ You also  know how I feel about civility in discourse. I find that this ad is disgusting, and beneath us as Americans. They seek to politically declare what a ‘person’ is (which is a theological concept debated today) and yet attacks the personhood of President Obama.

We need to do better then this.

You can read the background of the ad here.

Pelosi is no theologian

Okay…I admit, the reporter is awesome. Great question:

You said at a recent Catholic Community Conference that your favorite word was ‘The Word, as in the word made flesh,’ and that we need to quote, ‘give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the Word.’So, when was the Word made flesh? Was it at the Annunciation, when Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, as the Creed says, or was it at the Nativity when he was born of the Virgin Mary? And when did the Word get the right to life?”

Oh, I can’t tell you how much I loved that question. And Pelosi’s bizarre-take-2 response, which is actually untrue, I might add:

Whenever it was, we bow our heads when we talk about it in church, and that’s where I’d like to talk about that.

Pelosi refuses to say when Jesus got the right to life – Jill Stanek.

Republicans make bad examples of pro-family valued people and Democrats are worse theologians. (Politicians, I mean)

It is a fair question – I mean if the Word is to be used for public policy, then let’s do so completely. Christ was born to an unwed teen with no hope for an education, etc…

Adult Stem Cells and Success

Stem Cells are the big rage in medical science, and rightly so. Like anything good, it pays to get back to the source to heal health fissures which have developed over time. Embryonic stem cells, harvested from aborted fetuses, have yet to be proven to work successfully, and yet there is huge money being invested into that area  – all the while, medical science is actually showing results from adult stem cells.

A few months ago, Dr. Thomas Einhorn was treating a patient with a broken ankle that wouldn’t heal, even with multiple surgeries. So he sought help from the man’s own body.

Einhorn drew bone marrow from the man’s pelvic bone with a needle, condensed it to about four teaspoons of rich red liquid, and injected that into his ankle.

Four months later the ankle was healed. Einhorn, chair of orthopedic surgery at Boston University Medical Center, credits “adult” stem cells in the marrow injection. He tried it because of published research from France.

Read the rest here:

Heal thyself: Patients use own stem cells – Health – Cloning and stem cells – msnbc.com.

With the measurable success of adult stem cells verses that of embryonic stem cells which is none, why is it then that we should continue to be told that we must spend money in that area?

Rape and Incest Part of God’s Plan?

Earlier this year, Tea Party darling Sharron Angle had this to say about abortion.

MANDERS: Is there any reason at all for an abortion?

ANGLE: Not in my book.

MANDERS: So, in other words, rape and incest would not be something?

ANGLE: You know, I’m a Christian, and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations and we need to have a little faith in many things.

You can listen to the audio here: Sharron Angle on Abortion

I’m not a big fan of the Tea Party, but this does raise an interesting question: Is rape and incest a part of God’s plan?

There is no doubt in my mind that God can take something bad and make something good happen out of it. If this is what Angle means by the statement “God has a plan and purpose for each one of our lives”, then I have no qualms whatsoever about her statement.  To me, this implies a loving God that meets us in the dirt and muck of life…a God that meets us in our pain and suffering and walks with us.

Unfortunately, this is not the only way to take this statement.  The other way implies that God’s plan for some of us is to be a victim of rape or incest.  This view, makes God the author of evil and runs contrary to the attributes of God.  This is a view that Christians cannot support.

So is rape and incest a part of God’s plan for us?  I don’t think so.  If that’s the case, Angle can have her god, because the God I know and worship is gracious, merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.  And because God is good, God cannot plan for something evil to happen to us.

Sharon Angle is Against Abortion in the Case of Rape or Incest | Think Progress

Andrea Bocelli, A Life Saved

Just think of the talent, perhaps economic or art or politic, that has been culled from the human race by elective abortion.

Bocelli, who is blind, didn’t expect the fuss over his testimony but voiced his pro-life stance clearly in a recent interview with Italian newspaper Il Foglio, as reported by LifeSiteNews.com.

“Because of my personal convictions as a devout Catholic, I am not only fighting against something, I am fighting for something – and I am for life,” the world-famous tenor said.

In the video, Bocelli does not make arguments defending the dignity of human persons in the womb, but rather tells a short story of how he came to be.

Read the story here:

via Renowned Singer Andrea Bocelli Tells Abortion Story | Christianpost.com.

It is a cliché, but just imagine the difference an abortion might make….

Economic – There’s a preacher and wife who are very, very, poor. They already have 14 kids. Now she finds out she’s pregnant with her 15th. They’re living in tremendous poverty. Considering their poverty and the excessive world population, would you consider recommending she get an abortion? John Wesley

Birth Defects – The father is sick with sniffles, the mother has TB. They have 4 children. the 1st is blind, the 2nd is dead, the 3rd is deaf and the 4th has TB. she finds she’s pregnant again. Given the extreme situation, would you consider recommending abortion? Beethoven

Rape – A white man raped a 13-year-old black girl and she got pregnant. If you were her parents, would you consider recommending abortion? Ethel Waters

Doesn’t want to run a young life – A teenage girl is pregnant. She’s not married. Here fiancée is not the father of the baby, and he’s very upset. Would you consider recommending abortion? (You know this one, right?)

How many abortions did you pay for between 2002-2009?

My guess is that it would be a lot more than you either would like or know about. The list of organizations, which spent 1 BILLION dollars of your tax money on abortions are not government clinics, but private groups, and sometimes, businesses:

The GAO report showed the following government funding:

Advocates for Youth, $8.7 million.

Guttmacher Institute, $12.7 million.

International Planned Parenthood Federation, $3.9 million.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, $657.1 million.

Population Council of the United States, $284.3 million.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, $300,000.

And this occurred during the Bush years, when the GOBP controlled the White House and Congress.

“Additionally, for federal fiscal years 2002 through 2005, complete obligation and disbursement data for awards made through USAID’s overseas-based missions were not available,” the GAO said in the report. “As a result, obligations and disbursements in this report may understate the actual amount of federal funds provided to the selected organizations and their affiliates.”

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A group responded to the GAO report of course, without announcing any supporting evidence, states that funding has dramatically increased under the current President’s term.

I can think of nothing else to say, but what Henry David Thoreau said after his imprisonment for refusing to may a poll tax which supported slavery.

Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.

You may read more about proper civil disobedience here. Mind you, I am not one for nullifying every action of the Federal Government, but seeing as it is my money, and I do not want my money paying for elective abortions, I am hard-pressed to test my resolve as to the obedience to my proper government.