One for the “Good News” File . . .

I really like Wendy Wright’s comments in this story.  Perhaps an end to this abysmal genocide is in sight:

From L-R: Katie Walker, Lila Rose, and Kristan Hawkins

The pro-life movement in America is growing in leaps and bounds, attracting young, zealous women to defend the unborn in droves – a fact that even the president of NARAL has now admitted.

NARAL’s Nancy Keenan told Newsweek last week that she considers herself a member of the “postmenopausal militia” – a phrase that captures the situation of pro-abortion leaders who are aging across the board, including the leadership of Planned Parenthood, and the National Organization for Women. Newsweek’s Sarah Kliff notes that “these leaders will retire in a decade or so.”

Keenan also remarked on the enormity of this year’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., and, according to Newsweek, is troubled that such passion has faded among the youth on her side of the movement.

“I just thought, my gosh, they are so young,” Keenan said about stumbling on this year’s March for Life in Washington. “There are so many of them, and they are so young.”

While March for Life estimates it drew 400,000 pro-lifers to Washington for this year’s March, Planned Parenthood’s “Stop Stupak” rally in December only drew about 1,300 attendees.

In addition, Newsweek revealed that NARAL’s own research on American youth shows more reason for Keenan to worry: a survey conducted by the group found that, while 51 percent of pro-life voters under 30 considered abortion a “very important” voting issue, only 26 percent of abortion supporters in the same demographic felt similarly.

“Keenan is right to be worried,” commented Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America, to LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) this week.

“As more evidence proves the humanity of unborn babies and pain that abortion causes mothers and babies, more people will be pro-life,” Wright said, adding that “pro-abortionists motivate by anger; pro-lifers are motivated by love” – a fact that appeals “especially to a generation that is desperate for the bonds of family.”

Read more via NARAL’s President Admits: Pro-Aborts Aging, Pro-Lifers Young and Zealous.

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.

State Action Needed to Prevent Federally Funded Abortion

Six states move forward with legislation – more expected.

By Nathan A. Cherry, 04/12/2010

 

The majority of Americans support life and oppose federally funded abortion

Martinsburg, WV – Little good news (if any) came with the passage of the overreaching health care bill this year. A detrimental aspect of the bill to life in America is the massive abortion expansion via federal funding contained within. The only positive point regarding this part of the bill is that states have the ability to opt out of most of the abortion funding – though not all of it (This despite Americans’ overwhelming opposition to federally funded abortions).

Currently at least six states – Tennessee, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Missouri, Kansas, and Arizona – are moving forward in enacting legislation that would ban federal funds from being used for elective abortion.

A report by LifeNews.com says that these six states have legislation pending at this time, or will introduce legislation within the next few weeks. Good news for pro-life advocates.

The need for action on the state level was highlighted by Mississippi State Senator Alan Nunnelee when he told the Wall Street Journal of his plans to introduce legislation later this month because “federal language in the [healthcare] bill does not ban abortion funding and that state action is needed to prevent a portion of it.”

More good news comes from Nebraska in the form of legislation that could “pose a direct challenge to the 1973 Roe v. Wade case, because it applies a different standard for restricting abortion than the one used by the Supreme Court.”

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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.

Is Life Defined by Dollars and Cents?

Some lawmakers care more about the bottom line than human life!
By Nathan A. Cherry, 03/15/2010

Martinsburg, W.V. – If let unchallenged, I believe America would become a vast baby-killing nation with little to no remorse or conscience of the atrocious injustice against our most helpless citizens. Thankfully the fight to right decades of wrong is growing as more Americans choose life and cry out against the culture of death that has permeated our society for so long.

A glaring difference in perspective was made apparent as I read two very different accounts of what these precious unborn children’s lives are really worth.

The first account came from Lifesitenews.com regarding the Democrats continued refusal to insert the Stupak amendment into the current health reform bill. Rep. Bart Stupak (D – Mich.) has valiantly led the charge to support life by crafting an amendment that would concretely deny federal funding for abortions. Despite an overwhelming majority of Americans that support life and oppose federally funded abortion, neither pro-abortion Democrats in Congress, Nancy Pelosi, or President Obama seem willing to listen.

Mr. Stupak recently revealed what he considered to be “a pretty sad commentary on the state of the Democratic party” in an interview when he said;

“If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost us [the government] millions more. That’s one of the arguments I’ve been hearing [from Democrat leaders]… Money is their hang-up. Is this how we now value life in America? If money is the issue — come on, we can find room in the budget. This is life we’re talking about.”

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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.

Analysis Shows 52 Million Abortions Since Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade Decision

Staggering.  In 37 years, 104 million parents have elected to kill 52 million of their children.

What will the next 37 years hold?  208 million parents?  104 million more children?

Read any commentary on the contentious abortion debate and you’ll likely find a wide variety of numbers attempting to estimate the number of abortions that have taken place since the Supreme Court's infamous Roe v. Wade abortion decision since 1973.

Now, a new analysis from the National Right to Life Committee based on hard data and estimates for the most recent years finds 52 million unborn children have been killed in abortion since the Roe decision.

Any analysis of abortion stats and figures starts with the understanding that the Centers for Disease Control has never tabulated accurate numbers of abortions. The CDC relies on figures from state health departments, some of which rely on voluntary reporting — and it hasn’t had data from some states such as California and New Hampshire for more than a decade.

In its survey of abortion numbers, NRLC goes to the source by relying on the Guttmacher Institute, the former research arm of Planned Parenthood, which receives numbers directly from abortion centers themselves.

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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.

Nervous Abortion Activists a Good Sign for Roe v. Wade Case

By Nathan A. Cherry

Martinsburg, W.V. – Last week the Supreme Court of the United States lifted a century old ban on corporate political spending. In an article at Politico.com it was said that last Thursday’s ruling “declared unconstitutional a law which has been in place since 1907 barring corporations from involvement in federal elections.” The stunning ruling has some pro-abortion advocates nervous and pro-life advocates are gearing up for a fight.

A political wind is starting to blow that says time could be optimal for a challenge to the 1973 Supreme Court decision in the Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion in the U.S.

Talking heads and pundits are speculating that if the SCOTUS is willing to break trend and overlook precedent in the McCain- Feingold case that they may be willing to do the same regarding Roe v. Wade. Adding fuel to the fire in this volatile political climate are the many pro-life marches and rallies taking place, the polls showing a majority of American’s favoring pro-life policies, the voices of women scarred by abortion, and the illegal and often inhuman practices of such groups as Planned Parenthood that are being brought to light.

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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.

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 Homosexual Agenda in the UK

Lawmakers promise to demand faith schools teach positive view of homosexuality.

By Nathan A. Cherry

Martinsburg, W.V. – Yesterday I brought news of the newly adopted “Quebec Policy Against Homophobia,” a new piece of legislation aimed at eliminating “all forms of ‘homophobia’ and ‘heterosexism’ – including the belief that homosexuality is immoral…” One of the key points of interest in opposition to this dangerous legislation is a single line that states “schools can play a key role in retraining the populace on sexual minority rights.” In a nutshell there is concern that the government will try to step in and indoctrinate children in the schools with their own idea of what homosexuality is regardless of parental views and wishes.

Now pan over to the United Kingdom and some eerily similar ideas surfacing from liberal party leaders.

Lifesitenews.com is reporting that one liberal lawmaker is promising to introduce legislation that would require “all faith schools in the UK would be legally obligated to teach their students that homosexuality is normal and without any risk to physical or mental health.”

It’s a nauseating case of déjà vu. First the obvious needs to be stated. Only someone with dubious political intentions would make the statement that “homosexuality is normal and without any risk to physical or mental health.” Such a blatant lie goes against such a large body of empirical evidence to the contrary. The health risks to homosexuals have been well documented and found to be so much greater than that of heterosexuals that it is hard to give credibility to anyone suggesting otherwise.

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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.

No Surprise That Majority of Americans Oppose Homosexual Marriage

By Nathan A. Cherry

Martinsburg, W.V. – Ever since the California legislature tried to impose its will over the objections of its citizens regarding homosexual marriage, the issue has been front and center in American news and culture. And, as time has passed we have been told more and more that Americans are in favor of homosexual marriage or, that it is inevitable.

According to a new Angus-Reid poll however, the majority of Americans are in fact opposed to homosexual marriage. This fact has been reiterated numerous times as all 31 states where the issue has been put to a vote of the people have affirmed traditional marriage; including the very liberal Maine.

Let’s not forget New York and New Jersey where not even the legislatures could pass same-sex marriage bills. Don’t overlook the voice of the people in these instances.

The fact is that support for traditional marriage is massive. I will unflinchingly and unequivocally say that traditional marriage has super-majority support across the United States. One of the reasons our government will not allow a vote on a federal marriage amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman is because they know it would pass. If they had even the slightest consideration that a federal marriage amendment vote would not pass they would allow the vote. But they know better.

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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.

Sovereignty and Free Speech Potentially Threatened

Council seeks to force acceptance of LGBT lifestyle.

By Nathan A. Cherry

Martinsburg, W.V. – Last week the life, family, and culture news website Lifesitenews.com carried a post commenting on a conference taking place in Europe of a human rights “experts” committee. The purpose is to recommend that a sweeping new hate crimes law be adopted by the 47 member states of the Council of Europe (CoE). The article says that the main focus of the meeting is to:

“Combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure respect for human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and to promote tolerance towards them…because homosexuals are still subjected to ‘homophobia, transphobia and other forms of intolerance and discrimination.’…(because of this) the Council of Europe (CoE) should ensure that homosexuals have the right to adopt, to access assisted reproductive treatment like in-vitro fertilization and gender reassignment surgery, as well as give full legal recognition of such gender reassignment.”

But not everyone is convinced of the necessity of such measures; or perhaps they are more concerned about further international government regulations and interference in sovereignty. To that end, according to the article, a counterstatement was introduced to combat the potentially damaging hate crimes measure:

“In a clear showing that there is no international consensus on sexual orientation and gender identity, nearly sixty nations presented a counterstatement… The counterstatement condemned ‘all forms of stereotyping, exclusion, stigmatization, prejudice, intolerance and discrimination and violence directed against peoples, communities and individuals on any ground whatsoever, wherever they occur,’ while defending the ability of sovereign nations to enact laws that meet the ‘just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare.’

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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.

Gay Activist Turned Christian Seeks to Counter the Culture

Believes the “myth that homosexuality can’t be cured” needs an opposition of truth.

By Nathan A. Cherry

Martinsburg, W.V. – Homosexual activists continue to push a deceptive belief that once a person discovers they are gay, in whatever way that may occur, that there is no chance of being anything more or less than a gay person. It’s simple. If people are born gay and it is something that is inherently part of them then it can’t be considered an immoral choice, sexual deviation, or lifestyle that can be walked away from. That being the case it will have to be accepted as “normal” and given all the rights and respect of any other life lived out in society.

For this reason, gay activists detest someone like Michael Glatze.

Two years ago Glatze withdrew from the public eye after declaring he had become a Christian and was no longer homosexual. This may not have been a big deal except that Glatze was a nationally recognized gay activist and founder of a large gay magazine for young people, Young Gay America.

After renouncing the gay lifestyle Glatze found himself under severe attack from media, and other gay advocates (So much for tolerance and widespread acceptance). He then decided to stop speaking on his dramatic life-changing decision and “lay low” for a while. Now, after two years he is back to continue sharing his story of overcoming the homosexual lifestyle in favor of “normal human sexuality.”

Below is an excerpt from a recent Lifesitenews.com interview with Glatze.

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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.