Members of Congress Meet My Baby!

By Nathan A. Cherry

Martinsburg, W.V. – Did you hear about the guy who dared to take on the big, bad liberal machine in Massachusetts and ran for Senate as a conservative? It almost sounds like a sci-fi tale worth retelling. By now we all know it is the story of Scott Brown, the newly elected senator from Massachusetts that defeated state attorney general Martha Coakley. But what makes this stunning upset so interesting is the main talking point of Brown’s campaign, namely health care.

Considering that Massachusetts has not seen a conservative, republican senator in over thirty years, and that President Obama easily captured the state in the 2008 Presidential election, it’s almost surreal to imagine a conservative voice winning this election. But now Mr. Brown and his truck are headed to Washington.

In practically every headline I’ve read about the election healthcare has emerged as the central focus of Brown’s success. Many voters that supported Obama in 2008 voted for Brown simply because he promised to fight the Obama administrations health care overhaul and break up the democratic super-majority in Congress. And why are so many irritated, frustrated, and fed-up with the attempted overhaul of the nation’s health care system? The main reason, it would seem, hinges on the nation’s surprising shift toward life.

A shift in support toward life coupled with opposition of abortion on demand is slowly taking place in America. Since 1991 when over 2,200 abortion clinics were operating the surge towards life has produced such a dramatic drop in the abortion rate that only 712 remain open today. Even many of the well-funded Planned Parenthood abortion clinics are finding it hard to stay open and closing at a rate of more than two per month in 2009. Let’s not forget recent polls that show approximately 61% of Americans oppose federally funded abortion in health care; a bi-partisan group no less. Last but not least, the same poll found that a super-super-majority of Americans, 73%, oppose abortion in nearly every circumstance.

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

The Majority of Americans Choose Life

Now it’s time for Congress to serve the people that elected them by banning federally funded abortion.

By Nathan A. Cherry

Martinsburg, W.V. – Though the issue of defining marriage is certainly front and center in our national spotlight presently. Not far behind is the issue of abortion. In particular is the attempt of government to further legalize and provide abortion services through federal funding via the healthcare legislation currently being debated in Congress.

It is a nearly undeniable fact that more Americans are “pro-life” than “pro-choice.” A fact I’m certain is not lost on death merchants like Planned Parenthood; who saw, incidentally, more facilities close in 2009 than ever before. Not only are they seeing facilities close at rapidly rising rates, they are seeing their directors turn pro-life and become vocal on the abortion giant’s efforts to ramp up its abortion numbers.

And how could we forget Senator Ben Nelson’s (D-NE) 11th hour betrayal of Nebraskan’s and pro-lifers everywhere when he became the needed 60th signature to advance the healthcare overhaul legislation despite his repeated promises not to do so considering its pro-abortion language. Senator Nelson has been fighting to save his political career in Nebraska since that fateful decision. Recently Nelson has pledged to vote against the final draft of the healthcare bill if any of the language he drafted on abortion is changed or watered down. It may be too late for Nelson’s political career and, more importantly, for the millions of innocent children that will be murdered thanks to his efforts.

To top it off, democrats and the “transparent” Obama administration seem content to shut the public out of the final round of healthcare debate, opting to talk behind closed doors in secret. Despite requests from CNN and CSPAN for the talks to be televised and for the public to be given access to them, lawmakers have been less than amiable. This, of course, causes questions of what liberals could be hiding from the public. (So much for transparency!) Even the Washington Times is attacking the blatant attempt of democrats to hide behind closed doors; even urging republicans to bring Congress to a halt in order to allow American access to healthcare negotiations.

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

New Report Says Tighter Abortion Laws Saves Women’s Lives

By Nathan A. Cherry

Martinsburg, W.V. – Pro-abortion advocates are adamant in their contention that further access to abortion services and looser restrictions on those services is a benefit to women and their health. But a recent study by the World Economic Forum (WEF) says otherwise.

According to Lifesitenews.com, the new report says “that countries with restrictive abortion laws are often the leaders in reducing maternal mortality, and those with permissive laws often lag.” In other words, the countries with looser abortion laws are seeing higher maternal death rates than countries with more restrictive abortion laws. Call me conservative, but protecting the lives of women and reducing maternal mortality rates seems like a good idea.

These findings stand in direct opposition to pro-abortion advocates that assert more restrictive abortion laws are threatening women’s health.

Earlier this year the Guttmacher Institute published a report on global abortion and asked states to “expand access to legal abortion and ensure that safe, legal abortion services are available to women in need.” Following this publication, Sharon Camp, president of the institute toed the abortion lobby line by saying “in much of the developing world, abortion remains highly restricted, and unsafe abortion is common and continues to damage women’s health and threaten their survival.”

And yet the new report states that it is countries with tighter abortion laws, places where fewer abortions are taking place that are leading in protecting women’s health. The report did not say that the difference was based on whether abortion was legal or not. Or those countries where abortion was illegal were seeing higher rates of maternal death. It is countries where abortions-on-demand are legal that is seeing more women die.

So who ranks at the top and who is flunking basic biology? Below is a partial breakdown of the report’s findings. (For the full report click here)

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

The Rosa Acuna Project, updated

An update on a post from earlier this week.  After being exposed for avoiding the terms, “heart beat” or “baby” when pressuring counseling a young woman about an an abortion, it is now reported that the same clinic is the recipient of thousands of taxpayer (your) dollars:

Today, a Wisconsin pro-life group informed LifeNews.com that the county government where the Grand Chute, Wisconsin Planned Parenthood is located is funding the abortion business in question.

An open records request conducted by Pro-Life Wisconsin earlier this year revealed that, in 2008, five Wisconsin counties wrote checks to Planned Parenthood.

The pro-life group told LifeNews.com that Outagamie County, where the Appleton-area Planned Parenthood is located, paid Planned Parenthood a total of $10,872.59 in 2008.

Pro-Life Wisconsin also noted that the Appleton Planned Parenthood received $429,462.88 in 2007 under Wisconsin’s Family Planning Waiver Program.

In total, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin received $15.82 million form the state for the family planning program that allows minors as young as 15 to receive free birth control without their parents’ knowledge or consent.

via Govt Funds Wisconsin Planned Parenthood That Misled Women on Abortion.

Which makes one wonder . . .

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About Jeremy Dys

Jeremy Dys is the FPCWV's President and General Counsel. In addition to his duties of providing strategic vision and leadership to the FPCWV, Dys is the chief lobbyist and spokesman. Dys is regularly featured in local, state, and national print, radio, and television outlets. He lives close to Charleston with his wife and growing family.

Former Pastor Turned Doctor Admits to Killing Children

Once again the life of an abortionist is shown to be contradictory and hypocritical.

By Nathan A. Cherry

Martinsburg, W.V. – Barely two days on the heel of one of the biggest health reform votes in history comes the story of an abortion doctor that gives a startling admission regarding his line of work. This particular doctor, Dr. Curtis Boyd is the only abortionist in northern Texas willing to perform late-term abortions up to 24 weeks, according to the story picked up by the Alliance Defense Fund from WFAA.com.

The admission by Dr. Curtis is shocking for any doctor to make, let alone an abortion doctor. But in an interview last week Dr. Curtis admitted that he is killing.

“Am I killing? Yes, I am. I know that.”

What may be more troubling is that Dr. Curtis says that he is a former ordained Baptist minister- turned Unitarian that sees his current work as “important,” and “necessary.” He also says that he prays that “the spirit of this pregnancy be returned to God with love and understanding.” What exactly is he hoping God will understand; that he chose to forsake a ministry of life as a preacher to kill the babies that God has created? This seems willfully ignorant from a man who formerly taught the precepts of life found in the Bible.

How important and necessary is this work of killing to Dr. Curtis? He says that despite regularly receiving death threats, and not wanting the fate of his late friend Dr. Tiller, murdered in Kansas in May, he will not be deterred from this “important” and “necessary” work.

This particularly heinous story further highlights the culture of death that has permeated America. When a man can openly admit that he is killing and no one bats an eye, something is wrong. He is not just openly admitting that he is a killer, he is openly admitting to killing children. And how is it that a man can openly admit to killing children without fear of retribution? Because in America we have sanctioned the killing of our children as long as they are not outside the womb.

This position of hypocrisy on the part of so many is a troubling reminder of how far America has fallen in recent generations. Our land, which boasts of freedom, liberty, and justice for all is failing miserably to protect the most defenseless and easily targeted persons of all. It is no great pride to say that we provide abortions up to 24 weeks. In essence we are just bragging about legal infanticide.

The sad state of public policy is clearly evident when one woman is charged with murder for performing her own abortion, and another goes free because her actions were deemed “attempted abortion” even though her conspirator is charged with attempted murder. (See: “Has Social Conditioning on Abortion Created “Depraved” People?”)

When a country can’t say, with a clear conscience, that the tiniest, most helpless in its society will be most fiercely defended of all, it has truly ceased to be great. For this I applaud Congressman Bart Stupak (D – Mich.) for his staunch opposition to the current health reform bill. Mr. Stupak, along with a bi-partisan coalition of congressman from around the country have stood as a defense for unborn children against those that would seek to make all of America incur the blood of aborted children on their hands through mandated abortion coverage and federally funded abortion.

Mr. Stupak, commenting on his conviction to preserve and protect life said, “If it costs me my seat, so be it.” (Click here for story) I wish more lawmakers, more judges, and more people had the strength and courage to stand for their convictions regardless of the personal implications. Mr. Stupak is the antithesis of a man such as Dr. Boyd that knows wholeheartedly that he is a killer, but just doesn’t care. Somehow I don’t think God is understanding of those that kill His creation.

About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Has Social Conditioning on Abortion Created “Depraved” People?

The very conflicting message judges and lawmakers send with abortion on demand.

By Nathan A. Cherry

Martinsburg, W.V. – Earlier this month I brought you the story of a 17 year old girl that paid to have a man beat her stomach to try and induce an abortion. (“The Irony and Hypocrisy that Abortion Creates”) In that story I mentioned that the man, 21 year old Aaron Harrison was under indictment for attempted murder charges. But the irony in the story relates to the woman carrying the child.

An update to this story on the Family Research Council blog site makes this a very bizarre and contradictory sequence of events.

Even though Harrison was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for his role in the attempted murder of the unborn child, the mother of the child was cleared of any wrongdoing. She was not convicted of attempted murder because a judge said the “girl’s actions constituted a legal attempt at abortion, not murder, and therefore she was not guilty of a crime.”

Here is where I get very confused. The mother of the child was cleared because her “actions constituted a legal attempt at abortion,” but the man who was helping her perform that abortion was convicted of attempted murder. If the actions have been construed as an attempt at abortion, how can any person involved in that attempt be charged and convicted for attempted murder? Furthermore, if one person can be charge and convicted of attempted murder, how can the instigator or, co-conspirator behind that action be freed?

Quite frankly this is no different than paying to have someone assassinated, getting caught, and then only the person pulling the trigger being convicted while the co-conspirator goes free. Or more appropriately, this is like an abortion doctor being convicted while the patient who asked for the abortion goes free. It just makes no sense whatsoever. Either both were at fault, or both are innocent, but it absolutely cannot be a split decision.

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.