Do We Need Abortion to Save the Mother’s Life?

Pro-abortion advocates often demand access to abortion in order to “save the life of the mother.” Indeed, at times pro-life advocates will hold to the same exception. The question is, is this a legitimate exception or just a ploy to dupe the public into supporting abortion? A recent article at LifeNews.com tackles this question by stating:

“A third trimester abortion is performed by injecting poison (usually dioxin) into the baby, then inducing labor. A woman essentially ‘gives birth’ to a dead baby. In both a third trimester abortion and a traditional live birth, the woman has to go through labor. The only difference is that in an abortion, the baby is injected with poison, killing him or her. This is done for no other reason than to prevent a live birth. It seems to be common sense that injecting deadly poison into a woman’s body would carry some risk. It is hard to believe that it is safer to inject poison and induce labor rather than to simply induce labor without the injection.”

Essentially, abortion advocates are defending injecting a mother with poison in order to kill her baby so she can give birth to a dead baby. Can anyone explain how such a practice is needed to save the life of the mother? What is the difference between giving birth to a live baby and giving birth to a dead baby? Is injecting poison into a woman’s body in the best interest of the mother? The answers to these questions prove once again that abortion advocates care mainly about killing babies. Click here for original article.

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.

Do Abortion Advocates Understand the Words Coming Out of Their Mouths?

Nathan miscarried 14 weeks

Allison and Daniel bury their son Nathan, miscarried at 14 weeks.

Remember in “Rush Hour” when Chris Tucker asks Jackie Chan “Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?” And later in the movie Jackie Chan asks the same question to Chris Tucker, who promptly responds, “man, ain’t nobody understand the words coming out of your mouth.”

At times, when I hear or read the words of pro-abortion advocates I just want to grab their face and ask “do you understand the words that are coming out of YOUR mouth?”

Some of the words in support of abortion are not just ridiculous they are downright erroneous, false, deceptive, and absurd. For instance the idea that it’s “my body my choice” somehow makes abortion acceptable. Scientifically speaking the unborn child inside a woman’s womb is not her body; it is another entirely separate and unique human body. When does that body get a choice?

Or a favorite argument of Planned Parenthood, that “abortion is safer than giving birth.” Come on be serious. Are you really suggesting that a completely unnatural, invasive surgical procedure is somehow safer than a completely natural function of the human body? That stretches the bounds of logic and reason. [Read more...]

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.

8 False Statements by Planned Parenthood and Other Abortion Activists

When you actually see the statements made by abortion activists in black and white it can be sort of surreal. You want to ask if they understand the words coming out of their own mouths. And yet, there they are in all their absurd glory. A recent article compiles a list of 8 of the most fallacious statements, including this one from Leslie Kantor:

“‘Planned Parenthood works to ensure women and their families have access to high-quality nonjudgmental health services free of coercion, supported by information and counseling.’ I almost can’t imagine a more false or dangerous statement. Women are coerced into abortions at Planned Parenthood. Women are not given the full picture of true information. And counseling? Please. What about the women who are damaged – mentally or physically – after abortion? Name me one Planned Parenthood clinic that provides them with post-abortion counseling.” Click here for original article.

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 Unfortunate Demise of Exodus International

Exodus InternationalExodus International, a 37 year old ministry seeking to help people with unwanted same-sex attractions, is shutting down. The shocking announcement came last week as Exodus president Alan Chambers issued a public apology for the “harm” caused by his group and said he is seeking to “see bridges built, we want peace to be at the forefront of anything we do in the future.” The apology and news of Exodus shutting down went viral as both supporters and detractors weighed in with their thoughts. Not surprisingly, homosexual advocates praised Chambers for his courage and honesty, applauding him while asking him to go farther and condemn reparative therapy.

Sharon Groves, a leader with the Human Rights Campaign said:

“This is a welcome first step in honestly addressing the harm the organization and its leaders have caused…Now we need them to take the next step of leadership and persuade all other religious-based institutions that they got it wrong.”

Evangelical leaders on the other hand lamented the decision and noted the further confusion and harm it would cause those dealing with unwanted same-sex attraction. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary commented: [Read more...]

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.

OUTRAGEOUS: Planned Parenthood Advocates Killing Post-Birth Babies (Video)

Alisa LaPolt Snow

Planned Parenthood rep Alisa LaPolt Snow advocates killing children born alive through botched abortions.

“Planned Parenthood is a great organization that does good things,” and “my local clinic doesn’t do abortion.” These are two of the frequent arguments I receive when talking about my opposition to our nation’s most corrupt, criminal abortion merchant. They come from well-meaning people that have not yet figured out that Planned Parenthood will do anything to sell an abortion – including break the law and keep parents in the dark.

And while your local clinic might not do abortions, supporting that clinic supports the organization as a whole, which means your support directly supports every other clinic that does do abortions. So if you’ve eased your conscience by telling yourself it’s okay to support your local Planned Parenthood because they don’t do abortions, I’m here to pierce the fog with truth: you support abortion.

The facts are really simple.

Planned Parenthood was started by a radically liberal woman that believed minorities were inferior races that needed population controlled to prevent spreading in the U.S. So she was a racist. But Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, also believed in eugenics. According to Dictionary.com, eugenics is “the study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a humanpopulation, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects orpresumed to have inheritable undesirable traits…”

In other words Sanger and Planned Parenthood believe in things like forced sterilization for some women, particularly minorities whom they deem to have “inheritable undesirable traits.” This is why most of their “clinics” are in urban areas densely populated with minority people. But despite all I know about Planned Parenthood, even I am in shock over what I recently learned.

A Planned Parenthood affiliate recently refused to acknowledge that a child born alive as a result of a botched abortion was now a patient in need of life saving medical care. She said the decision was between the woman and the abortion provider. In other words, she is admitting that living, breathing babies struggling for life don’t deserve the medical care and attention anyone else does. A recent article recounts part of the exchange between lawmakers and Planned Parenthood representative Alisa LaPolt Snow: [Read more...]

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.

Pedophilia is Just Another Step Towards A LGBTQIA Society

LGBTQIA prideI’ve written a lot recently on the push to normalize pedophilia. It’s a tough subject for me and, to be honest, I don’t enjoy writing about it. The very idea that anyone would seek to legitimize the objectification and abuse of innocent children is at its core disturbing and evil. That such a movement is gaining ground in courts and social media subculture is disturbing and telling.

Some in our society are seeking to move away from any semblance of morality into an “anything goes” model where even something as sick as sex with children is acceptable. Somehow, what once was categorically denounced as abuse is now being touted by some as “just another alternative lifestyle.”

Wesley J. Smith wrote about the normalizing of pedophilia and accurately summarizes what is taking place behind the publics eye:

“Think about it: If the desire for sexual congress with children is just ‘another orientation’–an odious comparison, in my view–and if some children supposedly ‘like it’ when they voluntarily engage in sex with adults–and indeed, if it doesn’t actually hurt them–how long would the absolute rejection of cross-generation congress last? Not very. It wouldn’t be long until we saw the absolute prohibition on pedophilic sex downgraded to a mere ‘taboo,’ which, as the last fifty years teach us, are made to be broken.”

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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.

On the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade – Have Pro-Life Advocates won?

Writing at the public discourse, Ryan T. Anderson shares some perspective on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. He begins by speaking of what happened after the Supreme Court legalized abortion in America and ends with a rally cry for us all. Here’s what he had to say:

“Day after day, another pro-life public figure—Ted Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, Al Gore, Bill Clinton—would have a change of heart and come to embrace abortion on demand. Elites ridiculed pro-lifers as being on the wrong side of history. It looked like a losing battle; how easy it would have been just to give up and go home.

“But courageous people refused to sit silently.

“Academics such as Germain Grisez, John Finnis, Thomas Hilgers, and Hadley Arkes developed the philosophical, scientific, and legal arguments that now roll off our tongues so easily. Activists such as Nellie Gray, Mildred Jefferson, and L. Brent Bozell, Jr., organized the marches, advocacy groups, and think tanks that still fuel the pro-life movement.

“Statesmen such as Henry Hyde, Ronald Reagan, and Ed Meese pushed for the laws, policies, and nomination criteria that changed our political and legal culture. And at the heart of it all were good shepherds like Pastor (later Father) Richard John Neuhaus, John Cardinal O’Connor, and Francis Schaeffer, nourishing the flock for what, in the final analysis, is a spiritual struggle for the Gospel of Life.

“And now, well, the pro-life side has, in a word, won…” Click here for original article.

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.

Push Coming to Further Legalize Same-Sex “Marriage”

NYTimes.com: “Here in Maine, voters rejected same-sex marriage only three years ago, 53 percent to 47 percent. Mainers United for Marriage, which advocates same-sex marriage rights, phoned some 250,000 residents or knocked on their doors, engaging many of them in 20-minute conversations about love, marriage and commitment and persuading some to rethink their views. ‘We asked people what marriage meant in their lives,’ said Matt McTighe, the group’s campaign manager. Last Tuesday the numbers were reversed, with Maine legalizing same-sex marriage by 53 percent to 47 percent. Douglas Emmons, 52, of Biddeford voted against gay marriage in 2009 but changed his mind this year, he said, after urging by his daughter, a recent college graduate, and an hourlong discussion with Randy Hazelton, a field organizer for Mainers United for Marriage. ’It’s still something that’s uncomfortable; it doesn’t seem quite natural,’ Mr. Emmons said. ‘But I guess everybody should have an equal chance at marriage if they want it.’” Click here for original article.

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.

Gay Rights Advocates Prepared to Push Obama

Recent headlines say that gay rights advocates are prepared to push Obama to move on some of their top agenda items. One article states: “Buoyed by the approval of same-sex marriage in several states on Election Day, lobbyists for gay-rights groups plan to prod the president to sign an executive order that would ban discrimination by federal contractors against gay and transgendered people. The White House shelved the executive order earlier this year, but it remains a top priority for gay-rights groups. They argue that if Obama signs the order it could encourage Capitol Hill to pass broader legislation that would extend a similar ban to employers.” We can reasonably expect to see these issues surface often and for many of them to be passed via executive order by Obama during his second term. The concern for a policy like this, and the resultant ENDA policy that would follow, is that it is likely to spread over to churches, religious schools, charities, organizations, and others with a moral or religious conviction again homosexuality. Considering how the HHS mandate turned out, there is no reason to believe the Obama administration will protect religious rights. Click here for original article.

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.

Disapproval Does Not Equal Hate – Particularly Towards Homosexuals

Is it possible to disagree with someone and still love them? A new tactic by homosexual advocates is asking that very question in an effort to get same-sex “marriage” legalized. A recent article states: “Increasingly, advocates of same-sex marriage are abandoning legalistic arguments about “equality” and “civil rights,” and appealing to emotion and personal relationships instead. “We (gays and lesbians) are your neighbors, your friends, your co-workers, your classmates and your relatives,” the argument goes. “If you respect and care about us, how can you deny us what we want?” The logic seems sound initially, but reason breaks it down quickly. Just as parents don’t approve of a child’s behavior and still loves their child deeply, so too is it possible to disapprove of homosexuality while still loving the person. The idea that people should be given everything they want is immature at best, dangerous at worst. Where does this line of thinking end? Click here for original article.

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.