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.

Is Planned Parenthood a Sinking Ship? I Hope so!

By Nathan A. Cherry, 02/14/2011

Martinsburg, WV – It seems Planned Parenthood has been the subject of nearly every headline for the last week or so. It’s understandable when video after video after video of the abortion merchant breaking state and federal laws keep popping up in the media. Although it is interesting that mainstream  media networks – NBC, CBS, ABC etc. – largely ignored the criminal activities of PP (With the exception of Fox News).

And by now most everyone knows of the immediate fallout from these undercover videos by pro-life Lila Rose’ group Live Action Films. Examples of this fallout include the immediate firing of the branch manager in New Jersey where the first video was taken. Speaking of New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie once again defunded Planned Parenthood of all public funding after members of the state legislature sought to reinstate those funds. And Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and AG Ken Cuccinelli said they were “shocked” by the videos and plan to investigate.

Planned Parenthood leaders claimed the whole thing was a hoax and tried to laugh it off. This was no doubt a strategy attempted at reducing media coverage and public scrutiny; it didn’t work. Besides, no one is buying that it’s a hoax if you fire an employee, that doesn’t make any sense. Another reason no buys the “hoax” excuse is that Planned Parenthood released statements saying they would be retraining their staff after seeing incidents on the videos. Why would they need to retrain their staff if, first, this is just a hoax, and second, they believe their staff acted professionally and according to the law? (Something they continue to claim) This doesn’t make any sense either.  

More bad news hit the media waves as New Hampshire has now introduced a bill to cut all federal funds from Planned Parenthood. First New Jersey, now New Hampshire. I wonder how many other states will follow suit and decide that their tax-payers don’t need to fund the criminal and immoral activities of the nation’s largest abortion merchant.

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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.

VIDEO: Rep Mike Pence Seeks to Defund Murder

By Nathan A. Cherry, 01/10/2011

Martinsburg, WV – In a video recently released, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind) introduces a bill to permanently block Planned Parenthood and any other organization that performs abortions from receiving any taxpayer dollars. The Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act currently has 122 co-sponsors and broad support from national pro-life groups.

Rep. Pence told members of Congress:

“It is morally wrong to end an unborn human life by abortion.  It is also morally wrong to take the taxpayer dollars of millions of pro-life Americans and use them to promote abortion at home or abroad. Last year, Planned Parenthood received more than $363 million in revenue from government grants and contracts.  During that same time, they performed an unprecedented 324,008 abortions. The largest abortion provider in America should not also be the largest recipient of federal funding under Title X. The Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act will prevent any family planning funds under Title X from going to Planned Parenthood or other organizations that perform abortions.  It will ensure that abortion providers are not being subsidized with federal tax dollars.”

Watch the video below to hear Rep. Pence as he brings his bill to the floor of Congress.

 Click here to read comments from Lifenews.com on this pro-life piece of legislation. I would also urge you to contact our Representatives and Senators from West Virginia to let them know that you support the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. Click this link to see contact information for West Virginia’s members of Congress.

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 Sickening Group that Needs Defunded of Taxpayers Money

By Nathan A. Cherry, 12/21/2010

Martinsburg, WV – By now it should be obvious to anyone that has followed my writing for any length of time that I am not a fan of Planned Parenthood.  In fact, I despise their

Mike Pence

Rep. Mike Pence is seeking to defund Planned Parenthood.

 organization and look forward to the day when federal funds are cut off and more of their death houses are closed. The very idea that my tax -dollars help fund their murderous efforts is sickening.

Every bit of news concerning this “family planning” group seems more devious than the previous story. Each year PP releases an annual report of their activities from the previous year. It’s stats that geeks like me enjoy because we like to crunch numbers and work with percentages. However, this year PP has released their annual report with some key facts missing.

Citizenlink first reported that the annual report for the 2008-2009 year is missing statistics for categories such as number of abortion, adoption referrals, and prenatal services.

This is important because in recent years the ratio of abortions to adoption referrals for PP has become increasingly lop-sided. That fact has caused alarm among centrist supporters that don’t necessarily oppose abortion, but want to see life given a chance. (I’m not sure how you can be on the fence concerning the issue of life, yet somehow people find they are walking that fine line).

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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.