Doing Something About Abortion – Ms. Lila Grace Rose on Engaging the Issues

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For many who are committed to protecting the unborn from abortion, it’s hard to know what to do.  Are we winning?  Are we losing?  What can the average person really hope to accomplish against the billion-dollar abortion industry?

Undercover journalist Lila Rose has a surprising answer.

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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.

The Real War on Women is Happening Here

by Nathan A. Cherry, 06/06/2012

gendercideBeginning on Monday we started a series on sex-selective abortion taking place right here in America. The release of a recent Live Action undercover video of a Planned Parenthood worker working out the details of an abortion with a young lady due to the fact that her unborn child was a girl and not a boy, ignited a firestorm across the political and media landscape that continues today.

Most of us only think of sex-selective abortion in countries like China where the communist dictators brutally enforce their one child policy on families. But the fact of the matter is that sex-selective abortion is happening right here in the United States where groups like Planned Parenthood with no moral fiber has no trouble targeting girls for abortion.

Columnist an author Erik Rush has written an excellent piece on the topic with a conclusion that liberal policies must end up legitimizing abortion, euthanasia, and even eugenics as a whole. He wrote:

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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.

SHOCK! Planned Parenthood Complicit in Sex Selective Abortion (Video)

by Nathan A. Cherry, 06/04/2012

Lila Rose

Live Action President Lila Rose

By now only the most naïve of persons would not know just how corrupt and insidious an organization Planned Parenthood is. Perhaps I will make some enemies for making such a claim, but that is hardly a concern considering the growing record of abuse, corruption, criminal activity, bully tactics, and certainly not least the abortions.

If you are still under the misguided impression that Planned Parenthood (PP) is a respectable organization take a minute to watch this video of PP helping to cover up sex-trafficking, or you can read this article by Live Action president Lila Rose as she uncovers the lies PP has been feeding the public, or you can read about PP lying to America about the fact that they don’t even do mammograms, though they receive funding for the procedure.

Now that you are caught up with the despicable nature of PP and their criminal efforts to continue lying to America while receiving millions in tax-payer funding, let’s talk about the latest disgusting scandal.

Generally when we think of “sex selective abortion” we think of China and their one child policy. Because of this policy in the communist country there is a premium on male children to carry on the family legacy. So it’s fairly routine for women to abort a baby girl in hopes of having a boy. To most people the idea of placing value on one sex over the other is morally repugnant as we believe both male and females are equally valuable and worthy of life.

Live Action Films, the organization that has previously and repeatedly exposed the criminal and morally reprehensible actions of PP over the last several years has released a new video. The new video shows a PP worker complicit in the sex-selective abortion of a little girl. LifeNews.com shares the story:

“The video shows a Planned Parenthood staffer encouraging the woman to obtain a late-term abortion because she was purportedly carrying a girl and wanted to have a boy. The video is the first in a new series titled ‘Gendercide: Sex-Selection in America,’ that Live Action tells LifeNews will be exposing the practice of sex-selective abortion in the United States and how Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry facilitate the selective elimination of baby girls in the womb.”

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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.

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.

Susan G Komen: Race to Fund Abortion

by Nathan A. Cherry, 06/21/2011

Komen for the CureMartinsburg, WV – Planned Parenthood has made a fortune selling lies in order to advance their abortion industry. If they were completely honest – which seems like far too much to ask – they would admit that their number one priority is performing abortions. We all know this to be true, but they are still having trouble fessing up. Other services, say, mammograms, aren’t important enough for Planned Parenthood to actually perform; they just want to say they do in order to get money from the government (our money) and other organizations.

Enter the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.

We’ve all heard of Komen for the Cure and perhaps you’ve even taken part in one of their marathons or other fundraising venues. But did you know you might have been raising money for abortion?

We’ve mentioned this before, but it is becoming more of an issue that Komen for the Cure gives money to the Planned Parenthood abortion industry. Specifically, Komen says they give money for mammograms. The problem is that Planned Parenthood doesn’t do mammograms…at all!

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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.

LIARS! Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Even Do That!

by Nathan A. Cherry, 03/31/2011

Martinsburg, WV – Come on! Seriously? How much more of Planned Parenthood’s lies and rhetoric do we have to put up with before they finally start coming clean? This is just ridiculous. Planned Parenthood is coming under attack – once again – for lying about the fact that they offer mammograms when in fact they don’t offer the service.

Family Policy Council of West Virginia president Jeremy Dys commented on this revealing new video yesterday in his latest edition of The Engaging Essentials. But after watching the

Cecile Richards has been lying to the American public about Planned Parenthood services.

 video and reading several articles I could not help but comment myself.

I find it deplorable that Planned Parenthood has been receiving millions of dollars in federal tax money each year for so-called “family planning” services; and now it’s revealed that they don’t even offer those services! Is there no accountability for who receives money from our federal government? Should I just call and ask for a few million dollars for “unspecified recreational and therapeutic visits to specifically unspecified locations around the world”? Do you think I could get some cash?

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards should be ashamed of herself for knowingly lying to the American taxpayers that have been funding her organization. I would ask for an apology but I know that would be too much for her. She has proven time and again that she is willing to say anything to get the money she wants to continue her abortion business.

Lila Rose and Live Action films are once again responsible for exposing the criminal business practices of Planned Parenthood in their latest video. The video records phone calls to 30 Planned Parenthood clinics in 27 different states asking for mammogram services. Can you guess what the answer is to every inquiry? That’s right; they don’t offer those services “whatsoever.”

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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.

A Big Pink Bus Spreading the Message of Death

By Nathan A. Cherry, 03/10/2011

Women Speak Out Bus Tour

The "Women Speak Out" bus tour seeks to keep momentum in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood.

Martinsburg, WV –  I mentioned in an earlier post about a bus tour that The Susan B. Anthony List is co-sponsoring called “Women Speak Out: Defund Planned Parenthood.” This tour aims to thank those pro-life reps that voted to defund Planned Parenthood of any and all federal tax money (i.e. our tax dollars) and features pro-life superstar Lila Rose of Live Action Films.

Having mentioned that tour I wanted to pass this information along to you should you feel inclined to stop in at one of the rallies and show your support for life. If that is the case you can Click here for information on where and when the pro-life bus tour will arrive at various cities.

Rose has made no apologies for outspoken mission to defund the corrupt Planned Parenthood organization:

“Congress can no longer hide behind the lie that Planned Parenthood puts women first, especially not when they’ve been shown repeatedly willing to aid in the sexual exploitation of young girls. A vote to funnel federal dollars into this corrupt organization is a vote to make taxpayers accomplices in the exploitation of women and at a time when our country is broke. We commend our Representatives who have taken the first step by voting to strip Planned Parenthood of its taxpayer funds, and implore that they hold the line in negotiations with the Senate.”

In a pathetic attempt to diffuse attention from the regular illegal activities and push for abortion by Planned Parenthood, the group has announced it will also hold a bus tour to thank supporters. However, this shows, if anything, that despite PP President Cecile Richards’ claim that they don’t need federal tax dollars to operate they are getting very nervous at the thought of losing federal funding.

What’s even more pathetic is that Planned Parenthood has deliberately arranged to arrive at several stops on the pro-life “Women Speak Out” tour a mere 30 minutes before they are scheduled to arrive in what is sure to be a clash of ideology and air space. Planned Parenthood has, in the past, condemned such tactics, it appears their desperation for federal, funding is growing.

In a recent Lifenews.com article, pro-life blogger Jill Stanek commented on the underhanded tactics:

Planned Parenthood's desperate attempt to retain public funding.

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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.

Just the Headache Planned Parenthood Needs!

By Nathan A. Cherry, 03/07/2011

Lila Rose and Abby Johnson

Abby Johnson and Lila Rose of Live Action Films

Martinsburg, WV –  The folks over at Planned Parenthood must be getting pretty sick and tired of Abby Johnson and Lila Rose. I mean, one has been releasing videos of the abortion giant breaking state and federal laws regarding the abuse of minors and sex-trafficking; and the other has been sharing insider information that only a former director would know. All in all it spells disaster for the embattled organization that has lost millions in public funding recently.

It doesn’t look like the dynamic duo has any plans to back off either.

Abby Johnson has formally challenged Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards to a public debate on whether the taxpayers of America should continue to fund the nation’s largest abortion merchant. This issue is particularly poignant considering the recent legislation in the House of Representatives to defund Planned Parenthood and given the state of our nation’s economy.

And who better to challenge the deceptive rhetoric of Planned Parenthood and its president than a former PP clinic director? That’s why a meeting between Johnson and Richards would draw quite a bit of media attention. As liberals try to force a smile while defending a criminal organization like Planned Parenthood, pro-life advocates have been energized by the pro-life majority in the House of Representatives that have kept their promise to defund. But the fact of the matter is that while poll after poll shows that the majority of Americans are pro-life and bi-partisan majority of Americans from both sides of the issue don’t believe that federal tax money should help fund Planned Parenthood or the abortion industry as a whole. If lawmakers are looking for common ground on this otherwise divisive issue, this is it.

Johnson wrote in her letter to Richards that it’s time Americans knew the truth about Planned Parenthood:

“For many years I was part of the deception that taxpayer funds don’t finance abortions at Planned Parenthood clinics, the deception that Planned Parenthood wants to reduce the number of abortions, and the deception that Planned Parenthood’s highest priority is women’s health and safety.  You continue to repeatedly perpetuate these deceptions and the public deserves to know the truth.”

We agree Abby, it is 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.

Justin Bieber and Abby Johnson Share Common Interest

By Nathan A. Cherry, 02/22/2011

Martinsburg, WV – I am, admittedly, not young enough or cool enough to know much about Justin Bieber or his music. But I have to say that as of today I am a big fan of his (the person, not his hair – what’s up with the bucket head?).

The new edition of Rolling Stone magazine features an interview with the 16 year old world-wide pop star sharing some candid, mature opinions on tough issues. The opinion making waves across the nation is that Justin Bieber is pro-life!

When asked what he believes regarding abortion Bieber said “I really don’t believe in abortion. It’s like killing a baby?”

Yes, Justin, it is just like killing a baby. He went on to discuss the topic further, commenting on abortion in cases of rape with the rock mag. Then discussed his view of sex outside of marriage and gave the impression that he is pro-abstinence.

Bieber’s pro-life admission is a bold step for a young man that is so popular all over the world. But many are hopeful that his views will influence the millions of young people that look to him as a role-model.

Scott Fischbach, who heads the pro-life group Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, has long believed Bieber was pro-life because so many young people are choosing life after seeing the effects of abortion, as well as the images and ultra-sound pictures. He was quoted in a Lifenews.com article saying:

“Honest and frank talk from Justin Bieber about life issues is awesome and will hopefully encourage more young people to join the cause of life. Poll after poll show that younger people are pro-life and now Bieber joins those majority ranks. Gone are the days when pro-life artists and performers needed to hide or keep their pro-life views out of the public.”

In other exciting pro-life news of the last few days Live Action Films, the group operated by Lila Rose, has announced the addition of former Planned Parenthood director turned pro-life superstar Abby Johnson.

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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.

READ THIS NOW: House of Reps Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood!

By Nathan A. Cherry, 02/21/2011

United States House of Representatives

Martinsburg, WV –  Unless you’ve been on vacation, out of the country, or otherwise disposed in the last week it would be hard not to know that a major pro-life victory took place in Washington last week. The House of Representatives voted – by a wide margin – to defund Planned Parenthood! Yes, you read that correctly, Planned Parenthood has been stripped – for now – of all federal tax dollars. Can I get a Amen!

Debate in the house was heated and went on for several hours. Many voices weighed in on the issue such as pro-life advocates like Rep. Mike Pence – who has been pushing for defunding of PP for quite some time – said that recent revelations of criminal behavior captured on video by pro-life group Live Action make defunding PP an urgent matter:

“Every American should be shocked that an employee of the largest recipient of federal funds under Title X has been recorded aiding and abetting underage sex trafficking. The time to deny any and all funding to Planned Parenthood is now.”

President of Live Action Lila Rose also addressed Congress on the issue:

Americans are outraged by the abuse and an overwhelming majority has for years consistently opposed taxpayer funding of abortion. As the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood receives one-third of its budget from the federal government, i.e. the American taxpayer. Last year alone Planned Parenthood received more than $350 million in taxpayer’s subsidies. Since 2002, Planned Parenthood has received billions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies. In 2008-2009, Planned Parenthood performed more than 650,000 abortions and recorded profits of $63.4 million. This is outrageous given Planned Parenthood is legally organized as a ‘non-profit.’ Ideology and politics aside, what member of Congress would want to vote for taxpayer funding of an organization willing to engage in this type of activity? For those who do, it will be telling to see how they explain their vote to constituents back home.”

You can click here or here to read more about the vote to defund PP of all federal tax money.

This is surely a major victory for pro-life advocates across the nation. But regardless of your position on the issue of abortion, one thing I believe both pro-life and pro-abortion advocates can agree on is that tax payers should not have to fund the abortion business. Elective medical procedures are not guaranteed rights that the government should be funding. [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.