Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Mexico Billboard Causes Stir

       A New Mexico man has posted a provocative pro-life billboard on the main thoroughfare in Alamogordo. The billboard, which is on White Sands Boulevard and has been up since mid-May, shows the man holding the outline of an infant near a playground and the words: "This Would Have Been A Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided To Not Kill Our Child."
        Greg Fultz, age 35, says that his ex-girlfriend's decision to have an abortion against his wishes prompted the billboard. "I just wanted to shed the light on pro-life issues and fathers' rights. I have had no closure over my own personal loss and that's where the billboard came into play," he said. Fultz's ex-girlfriend has taken him to court for harassment and violation of privacy.

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Some Reasons We Know Abortion is Wrong

        No debate in social or religious circles stirs greater emotions than the
so-called abortion rights discussion. Both sides are passionate about their
idealogical positions. The pro-abortionists are adamant in their defense of
the mother's rights. They say the mother's body is just that; her body, and
she has the right to decide what lives or dies inside of it. But this argument
overlooks a very important fact: the baby's body is not the mother's body.
The child is a separate person; a distinct individual having his own body,
soul, and mind with the implicit right to life. The anti-abortionists are
equally as adamant, defending the right of the unborn child to be born into
the world.

        Abortion is wrong because it is the process by which an innocent unborn
human being is murdered. All thinking people must admit that the child in the
mother's womb has done nothing worthy of death. The child has not committed
any capital crime against humanity. (Acts 25:10-11) I have never understood
why abortionists have no objections against murdering unborn babies, yet many
of them object to putting murderers to death. Isn't it strange that they defend the
mother's right to take the life of her unborn child, and in the next breath they
defend the murderer's right to life? Abortion advocates support and encourage
the murder of innocent people known as babies. (Rev. 21:8)

        Abortion is wrong because it denies the humanity of the baby that is in
the mother's womb. Most abortionists use "code words" that are designed to
desensitize peoples' hearts. Rarely do they speak of "human life in the womb."
Instead they speak of an " embryo," "mass," "substance," or "material" in the
womb. God's word teaches that conception is not merely the beginning of life
in the womb, but it is human life. That which is in the womb of the mother is
called "a baby." (Luke 1:41,44) I wonder if abortion would continue to
constitute a blood bath in this nation, if those who practice it, were to realize
that they are killing babies, little human beings?

         Abortion is wrong because it proceeds from a heart that is as cold as
the graves of the forgotten dead; as thoughtless as the stones on the bottom
of the sea; and as bloodthirsty as wolves fighting over the fallen carcass of
a lamb! How can a mother love herself yet give her own unborn baby up
to be slaughtered by the merciless hands of one who is under oath to
preserve life? Is it not time for modern mothers to learn a lesson from the
case of the two prostitutes who stood before king Solomon? (1 Ki. 3:16-28)
A "real" mother loves the child that is in her womb and that comes forth from
her womb. She will do all within her power to preserve the child's life. Paul,
the apostle of the Lord, wrote about people who are " lovers of themselves"
and "without love" for others. (2 Tim. 3:2-3; NIV 2011) Surely the
current state of this nation as it relates to the abortion issue reflects the
mindset about which Paul wrote.

Ron Daly

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Abortion and Women's Rights

        A perceptive reader of this blog forwarded me an email that warned in bold print: "Republicans are waging an all-out war on women." The email was sent from Emily's List, which according to its website is "a community of progressive Americans dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to every level of office."

       According to the email, Republicans are "viciously assaulting" women because they want to defund abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. Supporters are urged to sign a petition in opposition to the women-hating, rights-denying Republicans.

        This is yet another ploy by pro-abortion forces to convince women that there is an attack on their rights. They leave the impression that Planned Parenthood is a beacon of "freedom" and "liberty" for women, and that those who oppose government funding of such a perilous organization are somehow trying to suppress women and take away their rights. The woman who forwarded the email to me was smarter than that. I think other women are smarter than that, too! 

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Inspections Uncover More Atrocities in PA

        In the wake of the egregious discoveries made at Dr. Gosnell's "house of horrors" in Philadelphia, state health officials renewed inspections of abortion clinics across Pennsylvania. The inspections uncovered more atrocities, especially at two clinics operated by Dr. Soleiman M. Soli.

          At Dr. Soli's clinics, health officials found fetal tissue in unsecured containers, drugs that were decades past their expiration dates, uncapped medications and syringes on the floor, non-certified and inoperable pieces of equipment, and sterile trays of instruments that were not wrapped properly. Officials also learned that patients were routinely discharged while groggy. A secretary said they walked out as if in "a drunken state."

        Dr. Soli, who received his degree from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran, had been sued for malpractice at least six times since 1981. Rather than take corrective action to clean up his clinics in Bensalem and the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Soli abruptly retired.

        "This is a prime example of where an abortionist would rather close down his seedy abortion operation rather than go to the trouble to clean it up," said Troy Newman, President of the pro-life organization Operation Rescue. "This attitude displays a gross lack of concern for the health and safety of women, since he would have been glad to keep operating under dangerous conditions if the Health Department had not stepped in."  

        Of course, the greatest atrocity is the fact that countless unborn boys and girls were brutally murdered in Dr. Soli's clinics for decades.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

SoHo Billboard: Provocative & True

        A new billboard in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhatton (NY) features an adorable black child and the words "The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb." It is designed to raise public awareness of the fact that Planned Parenthood and its minions target minority communities.

       The billboard is sponsored by Life Always and was timed to coincide with Black History Month. "We celebrate our history, but our future is in jeopardy as a genocidal plot is carried out through abortion," said Stephen Broden, a Life Always official.

        Statistics show that abortion rates are much higher among blacks than others. For instance, although African Americans only comprise about 13% of the population, black women account for nearly 37% of all aboritons. The abortion rate among African Americans in New York City is almost 60 percent!

        More African American babies have been killed by abortion since 1973 than the total number of African American deaths from AIDS, violent crimes, accidents, cancer, and heart disease combined. A staggering 13 million African American lives have been lost to abortion.

        Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the nation. 78% of its clinics are located in minority communities. Is that just coincidence? It is time we stop ignoring this harsh reality.

        [Addendum: Due to harassment from pro-abortion forces the billboard was abruptly removed. However, the billboard was successful in its mission to draw attention to this important issue.]

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Answering Pro-Choice Arguments

        There are several common arguments that people make in favor of abortion. Therefore, it is important that we answer the arguments in a way that is sensible and convincing.

        (1) A woman has a right to control her own body. While it is true that a woman should control her own body, the baby's body is not her own. It is a different body with a genetic code that differs from the mother's. A woman's body does not have two hearts, heads, and blood types. And what if she is pregnant with a male child? Obviously his body differs from hers. In most cases, the woman got pregnant by not controlling her own body. 

        (2) We cannot know if the fetus is a human being. If that is so, shouldn't the benefit of the doubt go to preserving life? As President Ronald Reagan said, "I have often said that when we talk about abortion, we are talking about two lives--the life of the mother and the life of the unborn child. Why else do we call a pregnant woman a mother? I have also said that anyone who doesn't feel sure whether we are talking about a second human life should clearly give life the benefit of the doubt. If you don't know whether a body is alive or dead, you would never bury it. I think this consideration itself should be enough for all of us to insist on protecting the unborn" (Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation).   

        (3) It is better to abort a child than abuse one. Abortion is the worst form of child abuse. What could be more abusive than cutting someone into pieces with scissors or burning them to death with poison? Abortion procedures are so cruel and inhumane that the most vile criminals on death row would not be subjected to such treatment.

        (4) We cannot impose our morality on others. Wouldn't this same argument apply to murder or rape? Our nation was founded on morality. Those who make this argument are the very people trying to impose their immorality on others!  

        (5) People are going to have abortions anyway. Again, this argument could apply to murder or rape. Because people are going to murder anyway, should we go ahead and legalize murder? Laws do affect behavior and change attitudes.

        (6) Rape victims should be able to abort the child. The violence of abortion parallels the violence of rape. Why should the innocent child suffer the death penalty for the actions of his father? Abortion will not bring healing to the woman, it will only add to the shame. Less than 1% of abortions are performed as a result of rape.

        (7) If we outlaw abortions, many women will die in back alleys. The number of mothers who may die in back alleys trying to have an abortion pales in comparison to the number of babies who die each day in abortion clinics. Since the Roe v. Wade decision, more than 50 million babies have been killed in this country.

        (8) You support the death penalty. Capital punishment is rooted in a respect for innocent human life. There is a vast difference between punishing a convicted murderer and killing an innocent child. God supports the death penalty and opposes abortion.

        There are probably other arguments that people make, but these eight are the most common ones. There is no good reason to have an abortion. Give life a chance! 

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Friday, February 18, 2011

President Obama and Abortion

        President Barack Obama is impressive in many ways. He is articulate, charming, intelligent, and personable. It is easy to become mesmerized by his smooth words and friendly smile. However, the fact remains that President Obama is the most pro-abortion President in our nation's history.

        As a United States Senator, Obama had a 100% pro-abortion voting record. He even co-sponsored the Senate version of the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), which would repeal the ban on partial birth abortion and do away with nearly every restriction on the awful practice. It would also allow pregnant teens to have an abortion without parental notification, eliminate waiting periods, and pressure medical staffs to perform abortions even if they are pro-life. Obama told a Planned Parenthood group in 2007, "The first thing I'd do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act." 

        As President, Obama lifted a ban that prohibited giving federal money to international groups that perform or promote abortion, appointed numerous abortion activists to important positions, and recently issued a statement in commemoration of the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade that reaffirmed his commitment to abortion rights. As Albert Mohler correctly noted, "The President's statement included not one word that indicated any recognition that abortion is in any case or in any sense a tragedy. There was not even a passing reference to the unborn child. President Obama did not even use the language used disingenuously by President Bill Clinton--the pledge that abortion should be 'safe, legal, and rare'" (In His Own Words: A Radical Pro-Abortion President).   

        It has been said that words are merely vessels on which the thoughts of the heart travel. If that is so, perhaps the words of Obama at a town hall meeting during the last campaign reveal his true feelings about unwanted babies. He told the crowd that he would not want his daughters "punished with a baby." Compare that to Psalm 127:3.

        As I said... the most pro-abortion President in our nation's history.

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