Abortion in America: A Passing Trend

LifeAmerica is fond of trends. I’m fairly certain we create more world trends than any other country. Either that or we take trends from other countries and “American-ify” them and somehow make them even trendier. When I was a kid we popularized slap bracelets, rolling your jeans, and hairdo’s the world still marvels at. Later came boy bands and pagers. Today we’ve managed to deep-fry everything imaginable, tattoo all parts of our bodies, and given the world some great dub-step artists.

Ok, so not every trend is all that great. We could add abortion to that list. In 1973 when the Supreme Court ruled in the Roe V. Wade case a new trend began here in America that has been making its way around the world: abortion on demand.

The culture of death has since touched nearly every person in the world, in some way or another. America is not as extreme as China, forcing women to undergo abortions as part of their one-child policy. But when a society gets to the point where nearly every day news is heard of another baby found in a trash can, dumpster, or toilet, it’s evident that we’ve reached a particular low reserved for the most savage of societies.

How it is possible to rationalize that women who kill their own child and dump the bodies in trash cans are “evil,” “cruel,” and “heartless,” while others who go to Planned Parenthood so they can kill their baby and dump the body in a trash can is beyond reason. I suppose the government is protecting its investment in Planned Parenthood and looking out for “the bottom line.”

Since that fateful decision in 1973 when abortion on demand became the law of the land and saw broad bi-partisan support, even among Southern Baptists, a new trend has emerged. This new trend is one I hope continues to sky-rocket in popularity until it is embraced the world over. The new trend is life. [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.

The Link Between Abortion and Breast Cancer Grows

Breast cancerGroups like Planned Parenthood often deny the existence of a link between abortion and breast cancer. It’s understandable, it’s hard to claim you care about women while advocating for something that could kill them. And yet evidence for the link between the two is growing by the day. A recent article reported:

“The Bangladesh study published in the Journal of Dhaka Medical College on risk factors for breast cancer, led by Dr Suraiya Jabeen, found a statistically significant 20.62-fold increased risk among women with abortion histories. This is by far the highest risk elevation reported among 73 published abortion-breast cancer studies.”

If I was Planned Parenthood, I would continue to deny this link exists, especially to the low-information women of the inner cities they like to target. But hey, it’s the pro-lifers that are waging a “war on women.” 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.

This Website Positively Links the Girls Scouts and Planned Parenthood

By Tom Stark, 04/11/2012

Planned Parenthood Girl Scouts logoI ran across a highly fact-filled web site this week that adds significantly to my knowledge of just what is going on in the Girl Scouts of America (GSA) organization and how they have been moved from a traditional, faith-based, community centered, morally and spiritually supportive source of conservative guidance for our next generation of women in America to a pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, pro-promiscuity partner with Planned Parenthood (PP).

In fact, it is almost like PP and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have taken over the Board of Directors of the GSA.  Don’t believe me?  All one must do is visit the website, http://www.100questionsforthegirlscouts.org/100/ .  There is a list of no less than 17 members of national or council management who have strong and activi ties to these organizations and a number of others with dubious views on the moral virtue of our children, particularly girls.

No, not every local council of the GSA has been corrupted yet, but it is only a matter of time.  What time provides is the opportunity for more and more positions within their management structure to change hands with the replacements being more left-oriented and open to the progressive agenda of “anything goes” moral standards heralded by popular opinion instead of the rule of law (both civil and natural law).

Here are a few notable examples of “leadership” being provided our children (Question numbers relate to the numbers listed on the referenced web site):

Question 5: Are parents aware that if their Girl Scout council partners with Planned Parenthood their daughters may be exposed to sexually graphic booklets like, “It’s Perfectly Normal,” which was distributed to 700 Girl Scouts in Texas? This booklet condones masturbation and contains explicit cartoons of couples having sex and a boy putting on a condom.

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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.

BREAKING: Komen Defunds Planned Parenthood – Dissolves Partnership

by Nathan A. Cherry, 02/01/2012

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Has this marriage ended?

Martinsburg, WV – If you pay any attention to the news at all you have read at least one headline in the last 12 hours on the breaking news that Susan G. Komen for the Cure has decided to defund Planned Parenthood and dissolve its relationship with America’s largest abortion business. This news is both shocking and extremely exciting for anyone that has been disappointed by Komen’s ongoing relationship with a business that helps cause the very thing Komen seeks to cure: breast cancer.

So you can just imagine the shock waves rippling through the pro-life world and media as this news continues to be a topic of conversation. You know it must be big news when even Christianity Today posts an article and The Gospel Coalition carries a post on the story. Let me see if I can get you up to speed with what has taken place from a number of reliable sources.

The Blaze is reporting that the main reason for the separation between the two groups is the investigation of Planned Parenthood by Congress that is currently underway. According to the most recent story by The Blaze, Komen’s funding policy does not allow funding to any group that is under investigation on the local, state, or federal level:

“Komen says the key reason is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress… Komen spokeswoman Leslie Aun said the cutoff results from the charity’s newly adopted criteria barring grants to organizations that are under investigation by local, state or federal authorities. According to Komen, this applies to Planned Parenthood because it’s the focus of an inquiry launched by Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., seeking to determine whether public money was improperly spent on abortions.”

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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 Room for Pro Lifers in the Girl Scouts

by Nathan A. Cherry, 01/26/2012

Renise Rodriguez

Former Girl Scout volunteer Renise Rodriguez proudly wears her pro-life shirt.

Martinsburg, WV – I’ve been criticized for articles like this one, linking the Girl Scouts and the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Well intentioned people have tried to convince me there is no such link and that I am simply misplacing my disdain for abortion onto a “very well respected organization.”

Whatever.

Trying to deny the concrete relationship between the Girls Scouts and Planned Parenthood is like trying to nail jello to the wall; futile. There is absolutely no doubt that a partnership between the two organizations exists and that the Girl Scouts are now advocating for abortion. Brochures with the Planned Parenthood and Girl Scouts logos are being distributed, their annual convention features pro-abortion speakers, and even the former Planned Parenthood CEO admits that a partnership exists. So denying it just makes someone look naïve or under-informed.

Here’s another example of the Girls Scouts advocating for abortion while suppressing the message of life. Recently a 21 year old pro-life volunteer went to her local Girl Scout office where she regularly serves as a Girl Experience Associate. She was wearing a pro-life t-shirt as she went in to prepare for a meeting. It would be her last day as a volunteer.

Renise Rodriguez never imagined that she would be told by a supervisor that in order to stay in the office or take part in any troop activities she would have to turn her t-shirt inside out. Stunned, she did what many in her situation would do; she complied and compromised her beliefs.

Oh wait, Renise did what many in her situation wish they would have done – she quit in order to stand up for her belief that life is sacred. Renise recounts her experience:

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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.

Cover Up? Is the Abortion-Breast Cancer Link Being Covered Up?

by Nathan A. Cherry, 10/27/2011

Martinsburg, WV – One thing you can count on here at the Family Policy Council of West Virginia (FPCWV) is our dedication to advancing, defending, and equipping the people of

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Is the pink ribbon helping spread breast cancer?

 West Virginia and the surrounding areas with the information you need to make informed decisions. At times it seems the media and other news outlets almost hide the truth and bury the evidence in order to advance some socio-political agenda.

Consider the evidence showing a link between induced abortion and breast cancer. We’ve talked about this before; you can read what we have previously written here, or here; just to mention a few. We’ve pondered why the abortion industry would cover up such vital information, or deny that a link even exists. And we asked why groups like Susan G. Komen, who are supposedly “racing for a cure” to cancer would give money to a group like Planned Parenthood, when such an obvious link between abortion and breast cancer exists.

We find all of these questions strange and difficult to answer. But the one thing we don’t have a hard time believing is that a link between abortion and breast cancer does exist. In fact, for this writer, this is a concrete fact that is impossible to deny.

Just recently I read a report that says over the last 54 years more than 80% of studies conducted show a positive link between induced abortion and breast cancer. That is a number that is hard for the staunchest skeptic to deny. The report states:

“Since 1957 there has been 66 studies done which looked at the relation of induced abortion and breast cancer, including 53 which showed a positive correlation and 25 that were statistically significant. There were only 13 which showed no association.”

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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 Susan G. Komen a Complete Failure?

by Nathan A. Cherry, 07/26/2011

Martinsburg, WV – We like to follow up stories we write in order to let you know how things progress with a particular issue and/or organization. Not too long ago Family Policy

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Image of an adult stem cell

 Council president Jeremy Dys wrote about the Susan G. Komen foundation’s support for Planned Parenthood; I also wrote about the odd partnership between the two organizations.

Neither Jeremy nor I can figure out why Komen is sending money to a group for services they don’t perform (mammograms). And with the very well documented link between abortion and breast cancer the partnership between Komen and Planned Parenthood seems all the more unlikely and odd.

Komen is coming under attack again. This time for news that it regularly sends funds to organizations that conduct embryonic stem cell research.

Embryonic stem cell research is research conducted on human embryos. This is not an ethical form of research because it destroys a living human embryo in order to conduct its research. On the other hand, adult stem cell research is perfectly ethical simply because it uses a living person’s own mature, adult stem cells for research; thereby not killing any living human beings. But that’s not 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.

Abortion, Mental Health Link Continues to Grow

By Nathan A. Cherry, 11/17/2010

Abortion and Mental Health link grows Martinsburg, WV – Abortion hurts women and children. Let me just get that out of the way and in the open here at the beginning. Anyone not believing that abortion hurts women and children is in deep denial; perhaps a bit of delusion as well. What I can’t figure out is why everyone from health professionals to lawmakers are seeking to cover up, distort, or outright deny the truth regarding the harmful physical, emotional, and mental side-effects of abortion.

Then again, if Planned Parenthood is involved you can bet the motivation is money. On the other hand, that seems to be the only logical motivation for anyone to consciously deny women access to scientific evidence that an abortion can severely alter their life.

Consider this article found at LifeNews.com from a respected professor; Dr. Priscilla Coleman is a Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University, and she writes to confront and combat an article appearing in The Washington Post by Dr. Brenda Major.  

Dr. Major believes that a connection between abortion and mental health is absurd, nothing to worry about or consider. But, as Dr. Coleman explains, Dr. Major is wrong.

“Like Brenda Major, I too am a tenured, full professor at a well-respected U.S. University and I, too, have published peer-reviewed scientific articles in reputable journals. In fact, my publication record far exceeds that of Dr. Major on the topic of abortion and mental health. I am not alone in my opinion, which has been voiced by prominent researchers in Great Britain, Norway, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, the U.S., and elsewhere.

“As a group of researchers, who in 2008 had published nearly 50 peer-reviewed articles indicating abortion is associated with negative psychological outcomes, 6 colleagues and I sent a petition letter to the American Psychological Association (APA) criticizing their methods and conclusions as described in their Task Force Report on Abortion and Mental Health.

“The literature now echoes the voices of millions of women for whom abortion was not a liberating, health promoting choice. A conservative estimate from the best available data is 20 to 30 percent of women who undergo an abortion will experience serious and/or prolonged negative consequences.”

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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.