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.

Pro-Life Pregnancy App Tracks the Birth of Jesus

As the pro-life movement gains ground, tools to further humanize the unborn are becoming more common. Combining science and technology is just one great way to reach a younger generation that increasingly utilizes technology in their every day lives. One such tool is a new pro-life app for the iPhone that allows the user to track the birth of Jesus right alongside their own unborn child. A recent report says of the new app:

“[P]ro-life advocates have made it possible and appealing for anyone to follow the progress of fetal development by creating an app for the iPhone that features the development of Jesus as an unborn child. In addition, a pregnant woman has the option to sync the app with her due date to track the gestation of Jesus and of her own child simultaneously. Combining science with a devotional, the app is a creative approach to appreciating the humanity of Christ before he was even visible in the world. At the same time, it offers the practical benefit of serving as a pregnancy tracker.” 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.

We Can’t Handle the Truth About Abortion

by Kelly Clinger, 08/17/2012

Kelly Clinger, contributing blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog here at the Family Policy Council of West Virginia, wrote this article last week. Little did she know it would go viral and have more than 75,000 hits in a couple of days. It will evoke emotion from anyone that reads it, but the reality of what is written here is hard to comprehend. 

Wednesday is late term abortion day at Orlando Women’s Center (the clinic where I had my abortions 12 years ago). When I first started visiting the sidewalks of abortion clinics to pray and minister, I had NO idea that late term abortions were even legal. I remember hearing about the Partial Birth Abortion Ban in 2007 and assumed (like most) that this stopped abortions late in a woman’s pregnancy.

Shock can’t even begin to describe my feeling when I first counseled on late term day. “These girls are SO pregnant”, I kept thinking to myself. Of course that’s silly since there’s no such thing as being a “little pregnant”, but I couldn’t get over the size of their beautiful bellies so full of LIFE. These women have felt their babies kick. Many of them even know the sex of the child and this is sometimes the reason for the abortion. These girls have carried these babies for 6 months. They are more than halfway done!

I just cried and cried. I couldn’t even speak at first. Not only is the size of their bellies overwhelming but the hardness of their hearts is just as shocking. I began to think about family members, friends, and co-workers of these girls who know they are pregnant. Is our society so lacking of accountability that they will return to their lives and no one will think this is a problem?

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About Kelly Clinger

Kelly began contributing to the Engage Family Minute blog in 2012. Kelly is a spokesperson for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, a group of post-abortive men and women who have chosen to tell their stories of the devastating effects of abortion. Kelly feels that God has given her a voice for the millions of women who live in regret, guilt, self-hatred and a voice for the unprotected children in the womb. You can see more from Kelly at www.kellyclinger.com

Where Does Obama Stand on Partial Birth Abortion Ban?

by Nathan A. Cherry, 08/02/2012

We all know by now that President Obama is the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history. He has given more money to Planned Parenthood than anyone, ever. He has continuously support abortion and opposed pro-life measures. But surely even Obama would support a ban on late-term abortions. Surely even he would believe it to be in the best interest of everyone that abortion not be performed after 20 weeks and certainly not up to the time of birth. Right? Here’s the latest report: “The White House is refusing to say whether or not President Barack Obama supports or opposes a bill pending in the House today that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy.” He certainly doesn’t speak for me. 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.

Poll: Abortion For Any Reason Up To The Moment Of Birth

by Nathan A. Cherry, 07/18/2012

Most Americans favor abortion laws, and want to see abortion restricted heavily to emergency cases or ended completely. And most states have laws that are moving toward that goal. But did you know that in our nation’s capital of Washington, D.C., that abortion is legal for any reason up to the moment of birth? There is not one single abortion law in D.C. at this moment. A bill scheduled for a vote today could change all that. “…the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 3803), is scheduled to be voted on by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, July 18. The measure is important because the District of Columbia has no abortion law — meaning abortions are legal up to birth for any reason.” 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 New Word of the Week is…..GENDERCIDE.

By Tom Stark, 06/05/2012

sex selective abortionAs you read yesterday in Nathan Cherry’s great article on Planned Parenthood’s stepping in it deep with another sting that stung them badly, the buzz-word of the week should be gendercide – defined as  the selective aborting or killing of females by choice in order to bear a male child instead.

Gendercide just sounds so contrived that one would tend to pass it off as another culture quirk until you lift the lid and look inside the Pandora’s Box in which it lives.  Gendercide thrives underChina’s “one child” rule.  Gendercide in a number of other societies is the rule rather than the exception simply out of economic and cultural fears.  In India and China it it probably worst because it has deep roots.  Families worry about their elderly not being adequately cared for.  Women generally are not valued in the working world of these cultures because of their lesser strength to do physical work as well as their being considered less capable of dealing in “a man’s world.”  People in these cultures believe that having male children ensures adequate financial resources to see them through their later years without problems.

We can shake our heads, tsk-tsk the situation all we want, and think this kind of thing can never happen here inAmericabecause we value the equality of everyone.  Well, the Planned Parenthood video sting tells a different story.

Even in America, gender-selective abortions are being used to control the mix of children being raised in American families…perhaps right next door to you.  Even in America, the sex ratio at birth (SRB) is skewed beyond the 104:100 male-female ration that is considered neutral (the natural average without artificial interference by man).  It becomes more and more pronounced in second and third children indicating that families become more and more concerned with the sex of their child as they continue to have repeated female children.  The ethnic diversity ofAmerica is adding to this practice as ethnic groups that culturally support the pro-male child attitude grow.  They become statistically significant and skew the numbers even further.

On May 30, Erika Andersen, writing for The Foundry at Heritage.org put it this way:

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About Tom Stark

Tom Stark began writing for the Engage Family Minute blog in February 2012. As a small business owner Tom is passionate about the intersection of faith and politics in the life of Christians and the community around him. Having been touched by both the abortion issue and the issue of homosexuality in his own family, Tom is passionate about defending the lives of the unborn and upholding Biblical Truth. Tom also writes for www.westvirginiaconservative.com

Does West Virginia Have a Teen Pregnancy Problem?

By Tom Stark, 01/01/2012

Parkersburg, WV - After declining for several years, West Virginia’s teen birth rate has again started to grow.  So says a study by West Virginia Free (Incidence of Teen Pregnancy and Childbearing in West Virginia) which identified the up tick in 2006 statistics as showing that “teens were using less protection and having more sex.”  At least that is how Whitney Burdette characterized it in a January 25 article for The State Journal.

Ms. Burdette goes on to describe claims of inconsistency in the curriculum used in different counties in WV to comply with state-mandated “comprehensive sex education,” and the potential financial impact on state funds if the problem is not addressed more effectively looking forward. Further laments regarding the state’s efforts to come up with ways to improve the statistics that showed WV as the “only state in the country to show an increase in teen pregnancies in 2009,” were painted as extremely complex problems.

Don’t get me wrong.  I don’t believe for a second that teen pregnancy is anything to be taken lightly or dismissed as something not worthy of concern.  To the contrary, it is one serious problem that plagues our country and our culture, but I do not believe that the state or the schools hold the answers, not is abortion an option worth considering.

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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.

Jenni Lake: Teenage Portrait of a Real Mother

by Nathan A. Cherry, 01/12/2012

Jenni Lake

Jenni Lake and her boyfriend Nathan with their son less than two weeks before she passed away.

Martinsburg, WV – To be honest, I don’t know if this is a heroic tale of resolute pro-life conviction or just a mother doing what every mother is supposed to do; protect her child. But that doesn’t seem to matter. The choice this young girl made is heroic no matter why she made it. Her sacrifice is worthy of praise if for no other reason than she did what so many are unwilling to do: think of her unborn baby first.

Maybe you have heard the name Jenni Lake before. Her story made headlines across the nation as news of her decision spread like wild-fire among pro-life advocates. Ironically nothing is ever mentioned in many of the mainstream media stories about the possible pro-life conviction that led Jenni to choose her unborn child over her own life. Most of the coverage centered on the tragic loss of a teen to cancer. While that aspect is indeed tragic, her decision is by far the bright spot in an otherwise gloomy tale of death and disease. Too bad a biased liberal media can’t see that.

Take a look at the video below to be inspired by a teenager you have never met and the brave decision she made to stop her cancer treatment at the risk of her own life. Though it cost Jenni her life she did what every mother has the instinct to do; save her child at any cost. Something Jenni said to her nurse reveals the heart of a mother and the resolution to protect her child that I truly wish every mother possessed. It was recalled by Jenni’s mother:

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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.