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.

Lila Rose: Combating Lies of Abortion Advocates

by Nathan A. Cherry, 04/13/2012

Lila RoseIt’s not often that I simply reprint another article and ask you to read it. But when a highly respected conservative leader in our nation writes something that I believe represents the popular opinion of people while dispelling false notions and stereotypes I just can’t help myself. So it is with this recent article by Live Action president Lila Rose.

Having met Ms. Rose a few years ago I can honestly say that her passion to defend life and see Planned Parenthood shut its doors forever is even greater than my own; and you know how much I want to see Planned Parenthood closed. So I am asking that you take a few moments to read this fantastic article.

And if you want some excellent follow-up commentary on Lila’s article check out what Lifenews.com had to say about her article. Though it might take a few minutes to read them both you surely won’t be sorry for doing so. Articles like these serve as encouragement for us as we realize that the message of life is winning among the youth of America.

Battle hymn of the anti-abortion feminist

In the ongoing debate over women’s health care, one voice has been mostly absent: that of the anti-abortion feminist.

Most cultural conservatives have correctly focused their attention on the constitutional issues at stake, in particular the threat to religious liberty posed by the Obama administration’s mandate that religious employers underwrite their employees’ abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives and sterilization procedures.

Many liberal women, meanwhile, have eagerly embraced the role of victim, advancing the idea that women are casualties of a “war on women.” Women are now, as various cultural liberals have put it, “facing sexual McCarthyism” from “conservative cavemen” who want to return to the “Dark Ages.”

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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.

Some People Think It’s Acceptable to Kill Living Children

by Nathan A. Cherry, 03/08/2012

definition of ethicsHave you heard the new “trending” topic related to abortion? It’s called “after-birth abortion.” You might be wondering what this is, or maybe you already know and don’t want to admit that this could actually be endorsed by any rational human being. Yet, here we are, having this discussion and talking about “after-birth abortion,” Or, as I prefer to call it because it is more honest, infanticide.

In case you haven’t read the article that has ignited a firestorm across the pro-life landscape of America you can access it through this link. Though, if you are going to read it, I recommend doing so while sitting, it’s fairly sickening.

I can sum the article up quickly by saying that these two “ethicists” (I use that term very loosely here) believe that “killing a newborn” should be “permissible in all cases where abortion is [permissible], including cases where the newborn is not disabled.”

I can barely begin to comprehend how a rational thinking adult could formulate a thought process that ends with the acceptance of killing a newborn baby. It is bad enough that we have to continue debating the merits of legalized infanticide through abortion. But now are we really about to begin conversing on whether there is merit to killing newborn babies?

Sure, under current laws that killing a newborn baby would constitute murder. For goodness sake even most states have “born alive” laws that state a child born alive as a result of a botched abortion must be protected and given every ounce of medical care any other “person” is given. Why? Because newborn babies are indeed people, fully human, with the DNA and characteristics of every other person on the planet.

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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.

Planned Parenthood Slanders Life Saving Work of Care Pregnancy Centers

by Nathan A. Cherry, 11/10/2011

Mother and babyMartinsburg, WV – Initially I was going to share my own commentary on this article. But it is so well-written that I want to simply pass it along to you and ask you to read it. Lifenews.com contributor Marc John Paul puts together a very well-articulated account of Planned Parenthood’s recent activities in attacking Care Pregnancy Centers. While this is disgusting enough, the fact that PP uses our tax dollars to do it is just outrageous.

The Family Policy Council of West Virginia’s support for Care Pregnancy Centers is well documented. We will continue to stand with them and seek to partner with them as they tirelessly advocate for life. If PP wants to try and mislead the public and slander CPC’s in an effort to discourage women from seeking loving support and care, we will even more resolutely determine to make sure the citizens of WV (and the public in general) know how valuable CPC’s are to the cause of life.

Read the article below. Then, take a moment to let a CPC director or volunteer know how much you appreciate their efforts.

Planned Parenthood Slams Pregnancy Centers While Misleading Women

Oh dear, Planned Parenthood’s getting laughable again. Tell me, can an organization be defunded on the grounds that they’re a national embarrassment?

It seems an idea worth exploring, given that the Abortion Giant is currently making another pathetic attempt to crush the Crisis Pregnancy Centers, while continuing their awkward rhetoric of ‘choice’. “Women have the right to choose!” they scream, loud and piercing, “as long as they can only choose us!”

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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.

Girl Scouts Letting Planned Parenthood Teach Immoral View of Sexuality

Warning: Explicit language contained in this article.
by Nathan A. Cherry, 10/03/2011

Martinsburg, WV – Planned Parenthood is a corrupt criminal organization whose primary business is abortion; performing more abortions than any other group of its kind. But Planned Parenthood (PP) wants to do more than just kill innocent children, they would like nothing more than to usurp your parental authority and indoctrinate your children with a liberal sexual philosophy that, more than likely, stands in opposition to the views you as a parent hold.

Of course PP can’t come out and say that their goal is to teach a liberal sexual agenda so they do it covertly, under the radar. They form strategic alliances with organizations like the Girl Scouts to achieve their goals. Who would suspect a group like the Girl Scouts as being complicit with the moral decay of our kids? After all, they sell cookies for charity and other worthy causes.

The truth is far uglier and devious. I’ve written on the noted relationship between PP and the Girl Scouts before. If you missed those posts you can read them here and here. What you may not know is that it goes beyond the Girl Scouts simply giving money to PP and thereby supporting the abortion business. (By the way, that money the Girl Scouts gives to PP is your money; its money you pay for uniforms, dues, cookies etc.)

Our friends at Lifenews.com, working with Abby Johnson have reported on a brochure PP was allowed to distribute to thousands of Girl Scouts on the topic of sexuality. The problem with allowing PP to distribute their terribly immoral brochure is that (1) there is no context of marriage stated. PP simply says that sex is healthy and fun. Without the context of marriage PP is blatantly advocating sex among minors before they are prepared for the emotional and physical consequences that come with sex. (2) The brochure is aimed at girls ages 8-16. I can’t figure out why an 8 year old needs to know about sex and masturbation. (3) PP and the Girl Scouts are trampling your parental rights by teaching your daughters about sex without your consent, knowledge, and most likely at an age you oppose.

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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.

Gallup Poll: Pro-Abortion Advocates Support Life Laws

by Nathan A. Cherry, 08/15/2011

Martinsburg, WV – To watch the news, listen to pundits, or sit through an interview with any Planned Parenthood employee, you would think that most Americans favor abortion and want it legalized for all occasions. Such a view would be incorrect. In fact, not even most pro-abortion advocates want abortion legalized for all occasions.

It seems we are constantly being told by politicians and Planned Parenthood that partial birth abortion bans, informed consent laws, and 24 hour waiting periods on abortions are not needed or wanted by Americans in general, but definitely not wanted by pro-abortion advocates. Again, this is patently false.

Proof that these claims are false came in the form of a recent Gallup poll released, showing that pro-life and pro-abortion advocates are not so divided on a number of issues. To be specific, nine issues found mostly common ground between the two different positions.Gallup Poll Image

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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.

WV Man Demands Girlfriend Have Abortion

by Nathan A. Cherry, 08/09/2011

scared woman

Women shouldn't be threatened or scared of violence for refusing an abortion.

Martinsburg, WV –

An aspect to abortion that is not often talked about is being highlighted in a story from right here in West Virginia. According to the Charleston Daily Mail the man, Bruce Cook, demanded his ex-girlfriend abort the baby she is carrying or he would do it for her. The article reports:

“The victim, who is three months pregnant with another man’s child, told officers Cook told her to have an abortion. When she refused, he held a knife to her stomach and told her he would abort the baby, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Magistrate Court. She said he then picked her up and carried her to a bed where he touched her inappropriately.”

Cook is now being held on first degree sexual assault charges. But the incident highlights an underreported issue stemming from the abortion business, violence and forced abortion.

We’ve already seen the link between abortion and sex-trafficking highlighted by the undercover videos released by Live Action earlier this year. In the videos Planned Parenthood workers in several states can be seen helping pimps and sex-traffickers make arrangements to get abortions for their “girls” while simultaneously skirting state and federal laws.

Now we see another aspect to abortion as the link between abortion, violence, and forced abortion is highlighted.

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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.

Steven Tyler Asks “Jesus, What Have I Done?”

by Nathan A. Cherry, 05/11/2011

Martinsburg, WV – Sometimes we are tempted to think that stars and celebrities have anything and everything they could ever want or need. Somehow we forget that they, like everyone else in the “real” world have personal issues that can haunt them; decisions that they regret.

A recent article from Lifenews.com highlights one such legend and the decision to kill his unborn baby that caused a downward spiral into drugs and alcohol. In this touching and painful account of rocker Steven Tyler’s past we are given a glimpse into the tragedy that nearly drove the Aerosmith front man to ruin. Here is, once again, proof that abortion hurts women, kills children, and scars would-be fathers deeply.

My heartfelt thanks to Mr. Tyler for his candor in sharing this experience. He’s no saint, that’s for sure. But what he shares makes me appreciate him a little more, and pray for him. Take a look.

Rocker Steven Tyler of Aerosmith Haunted by Girlfriend’s Abortion

Long before he won accolades as an American Idol judge, Steven Tyler was a bona-fide rock star, with all that that implied. In 1975, when he was in his late 20s and the lead singer for the band Aerosmith, Tyler persuaded the parents of his 14-year-old girlfriend, Julia Holcomb, to make him her legal guardian so that they could live together in Boston.

When Miss Holcomb and Tyler conceived a child, his longtime friend Ray Tabano convinced Tyler that abortion was the only solution. In the Aerosmith “autobiography,” Walk This Way (in which recollections by all the band members, and their friends and lovers, were assembled by the author Stephen Davis), Tabano says: “So they had the abortion, and it really messed Steven up because it was a boy. He … saw the whole thing and it [messed] him up big time.”

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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 Engaging Essentials

Now that the legislative session is over, I’m trying to remember what it was I did every day when I didn’t have to be at the Capitol lobbying.  Bear with me.  I’ll figure this out again.

New Front in Abortion Battle – The WSJ reviews an upcoming publication by the American Psychological Association on whether having an abortion causing psychological trauma to women.  As a word of caution, the APA, as well as other acronyms that claim to speak for the majority of the medical community, are routinely stacked heavily against both commonsense and medical consensus.  Still, it’s an interesting read.

Are Christians Obsessed with Gay’s and Abortion? – My friend, David French, explains that the unequivocal answer to this common slap used by our opponents is emphatically, “No!”

Conservative Feminism – The Heritage Foundation explores the question: Is ‘Conservative Feminism’ an oxymoron?

Abortion Exceeds Total NYC Deaths in 2008 – Disturbing.  In 2008, there were 55,391 total deaths in New York City.  That same year, there were 82,475 abortions not included in the “total deaths” tabulation.

Pro-Abortion in their Own Words – LifeNews.com provides a chilling video (below) of pro-abortion activists in their own words.  Be warned, their anger and hopelessness is on full display and may be disturbing to some.

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.

Father Frank Pavone: MTV Abortion Show “Manipulating Truth”

By Nathan A. Cherry, 01/11/2011

Father Frank Pavone Pro Life Leader

Father Frank Pavone

 Martinsburg, WV – I want to share this article from Father Frank Pavone, writing at Lifenews.com. Father Pavone is one of the nation’s most outspoken pro-life leaders and writes this article as a response to MTV’s abortion show “No Easy Decision.”

MTV aired the program with the idea of showing the “difficult decision” that many people face in whether to give birth or abort their unborn child. But, as Father Pavone points out, the show did more to propagate myth and lies than anything.

Father Pavone’s article is reprinted in its entirety below for you to read. Please read the article and pass it along to someone else that could benefit from Father Pavone’s perspective and insight.

MTV: Call It What You Want, It’s Still Abortion

Watching “No Easy Decision” was very much like watching a typical day in my life, because in my full time pro-life ministry, my team and I minister around the world to men and women who are struggling with their pregnancy, and also with men and women who have been through the abortion experience.

It is certainly no secret to us, to the Church, or to those who work in the pro-life movement that these decisions are not easy. It is also no secret that women do not get abortions because of freedom of choice. As this program illustrated, they get abortions because they feel they have no freedom and no choice. They do not celebrate abortion as an advance of freedom.

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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.