Nancy Pelosi Shows Her Bias for Abortion

Nancy Pelosi once again shows her bias toward abortion regardless of actual facts in a press conference over the weekend. She blasted Rep. Franks’ Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which seeks to ban abortions after 20 weeks nation wide. Pelosi said the bill disrespects women and their health and safety, to which, a recent article at Lifenews.com rebuts:

“That’s interesting, since studies show that late-term abortions — which this measure bans — are actually more dangerous to mothers. Complications, like uterine perforations, are much more common in late-term abortions because the baby is so much bigger. Far from ‘disrespecting’ women, this bill protects them! Families like Jennifer Morbelli’s, who is still mourning the loss of the bright kindergarten teacher, wish a law like Franks’s had been in place when their daughter was pregnant. Jennifer died in February of complications to a late-term abortion, and her parents, who say they ‘wake up every day in the valley of darkness and pain,’ are shattered.” 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.

Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Like Catholic “Conscience Thing”

by Nathan A. Cherry, 12/01/2011

PelosiMartinsburg, WV – Just when you thought you would not have to endure anymore ridiculousness from Nancy Pelosi…she strikes again. This time Ms. Pelosi has decided to proclaim her Catholic religious view while simultaneously bashing Catholics for their pro-life position. To any rational thinking person this doesn’t make much sense in light of the fact that Catholics have been and continue to be very pro-life; just as the Pope.

Pelosi said in a recent interview:

“I’m a devout Catholic and I honor my faith and love it…but they have this conscience thing.”

Umm, yes, they (Catholics) do have “this conscience thing.” In fact, just for your information Ms. Pelosi, more than 60% of Americans have “this conscience thing” that makes abortion an awful tragedy. Maybe Ms. Pelosi has a different Catholic religion than others. Maybe she has a different version of the Bible that doesn’t talk about not harming children or murdering. Or maybe she just simply doesn’t have a conscience at all anymore?

So why was Ms. Pelosi so up in arms and worried about other people’s conscience? Well it seems those with a pesky conscience in Congress are seeking to make sure no money in Obamacare can be used for abortion. Can you believe it, those ridiculous pro-life people wanting to make sure, once again, that federal money cannot be used to pay for abortions. Why would they care about that? It could be due to the fact that polls have shown more than 70% of Americans don’t want to see federal money used for abortion. Or it could just be that pesky conscience of theirs.

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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.

Jill Stanek: Top 10(-ish) Pro-Life Stories of 2009

Blogger and pro-life advocate Jill Stanek has posted the top 10 (with an 11th honorable mention nod)  pro-life stories of 2009.  You can read her account below, on her blog (www.jillstanek.com), or under her regular column at WorldNetDaily.com.

According to Jill Stanek, the top 10(-ish) pro-life stories of 2009 are:

1. Jan. 20: Inauguration of President Barack Obama, quick to please those hoping pro-lifers were right to assert he was the most anti-life politician ever elected to our highest office, when …
2. Jan. 23: President Obama signs an executive order overturning the Mexico City Policy, thereby reauthorizing taxpayer funding of international groups promoting and/or committing abortion. Obama defenders rationalize that at least he waited until after the Jan. 22 anniversary of Roe v. Wade, demonstrating a non-provocative tone … toward born people, anyway.
3. May 15: Gallup releases a poll showing that for the first time since it began asking the question in 1995, a 51 percent majority of Americans consider themselves “pro-life” as opposed to 42 percent “pro-choice.” Gallup credits Obama for the shift, in part: “It is possible that, through his abortion policies, Obama has pushed the public’s understanding of what it means to be ‘pro-choice’ slightly to the left, politically. While Democrats may support that… it may be driving others in the opposite direction.”
4. May 17: President Obama speaks at Notre Dame University’s commencement and is bestowed an honorary doctorate degree. The magnitude of protest incited by university president Father John Jenkins’ invitation surprises just about everyone. Protestant pro-lifers join Catholics in strident opposition that includes billboard signs, an “abortion plane” and busloads of protesters. Eighty-eight are arrested.
5. May 31: Late-term abortionist George Tiller murdered in his Wichita, Kan., church by schizophrenic Scott Roeder, marking the eighth murder of an abortion doctor or staffer throughout 36 years of legalized abortion, the first since 1998.
11. Sept. 11: James Poullion murdered by Harlan James Drake in front of a high school, the first time a pro-life activist is killed while protesting abortion.
12. Oct. 10: The New York Times publishes graphic photos of aborted babies, a mainstream media breakthrough. Pro-life activists would have preferred the NYT show younger babies aborted by current methods rather than rarer late-term victims murdered via the antiquated saline procedure, but it marks the start of an honest nationwide visual conversation about the reality of abortion.
13. Nov. 7: The U.S. House, led by pro-abort Nancy Pelosi, stuns the abortion lobby by passing a health-care bill that includes the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which bars public funding of abortion either directly or indirectly. It remains to be seen whether an inability to compromise on abortion leads to socialized health care’s downfall in 2010. If it does, Democrat pro-life Rep. Bart Stupak may earn the title of Most Influential Pro-lifer of both the first and second decades of the 21st century.
14. Dec. 2: The National Institutes of Health announces it will begin implementing President Obama’s March 9 executive order authorizing public funding of embryonic stem-cell research. As wrote Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a statement, “For the very first time in U.S. history, the federal government will now use taxpayer dollars to pay for research that relies on and promotes the destruction of human life at its earliest stages.”
15. 2009: Nationwide explosion of the Personhood Movement. It was only last year that pro-life activists succeeded in getting the first “personhood” initiative on a state ballot. Colorado’s simply declared, “The term ‘Person’ or ‘Persons’ shall include any human from the time of fertilization.” It may have suffered a lopsided 73-27 percent defeat, but organizers certainly weren’t crushed. Twenty-nine state groups are now at work getting personhood initiatives on their ballots, and it is predicted seven will reach the goal in 2010. While these efforts stymie some pro-life incrementalists, who may even oppose them as untimely, pro-aborts are alarmed. NARAL has nominated Personhood USA for its 2009 Hall of Shame, fearing “the strategy [could] outlaw abortion.”
16. Honorable mention, Oct. 6: Bryan, Texas, Planned Parenthood manager Abby Johnson submits her resignation, leading quickly to her conversation as pro-life activist and speaker. Johnson said it was seeing a baby aborted via ultrasound that primarily changed her mind, although being pressured to sell more abortions in these economic down times turned her away from the industry as well
  1. Jan. 20: Inauguration of President Barack Obama, quick to please those hoping pro-lifers were right to assert he was the most anti-life politician ever elected to our highest office, when …
  2. Jan. 23: President Obama signs an executive order overturning the Mexico City Policy, thereby reauthorizing taxpayer funding of international groups promoting and/or committing abortion. Obama defenders rationalize that at least he waited until after the Jan. 22 anniversary of Roe v. Wade, demonstrating a non-provocative tone … toward born people, anyway.
  3. May 15: Gallup releases a poll showing that for the first time since it began asking the question in 1995, a 51 percent majority of Americans consider themselves “pro-life” as opposed to 42 percent “pro-choice.” Gallup credits Obama for the shift, in part: “It is possible that, through his abortion policies, Obama has pushed the public’s understanding of what it means to be ‘pro-choice’ slightly to the left, politically. While Democrats may support that… it may be driving others in the opposite direction.”
  4. May 17: President Obama speaks at Notre Dame University’s commencement and is bestowed an honorary doctorate degree. The magnitude of protest incited by university president Father John Jenkins’ invitation surprises just about everyone. Protestant pro-lifers join Catholics in strident opposition that includes billboard signs, an “abortion plane” and busloads of protesters. Eighty-eight are arrested.
  5. May 31: Late-term abortionist George Tiller murdered in his Wichita, Kan., church by schizophrenic Scott Roeder, marking the eighth murder of an abortion doctor or staffer throughout 36 years of legalized abortion, the first since 1998.    [Read more...]

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.

Are Americans Being Duped?

The Presidents double-speak on traditional marriage makes for a strange fight.

 

Once again supporters of traditional marriage are making their voice heard and their presence felt. But this time, in a most unusual place…the Inauguration of Barack Obama.

 

In an article on the Christian Post website, and picked up by the Alliance Defense Fund, it was reported that nearly 3 out of 4 people were in favor of traditional marriage; and they showed their support by agreeing to wear “Preserve Traditional Marriage” gear. Over 37,000 people agreed to wear the declarative gear being passed out by Public Advocate, while only 12,000 refused.

 

And yet what is most shocking about this story is the fact the President Obama is a decidedly strong supporter of same-sex marriage. Though he has publicly said he does not support same-sex marriage, his voting record says otherwise, not to mention the people he is installing in key positions within his administration.

 

We must also consider where President Obama stands on current marriage protection legislation.

 

While on the campaign trail, President Obama, in an interview on Hardball, and at the Saddleback Forum with Pastor Rick Warren, said that he opposed same-sex marriage, believed marriage was to be defined as the union of one man and one woman, and said it was the individual states’ right to decide the matter and not the federal government. Here are his exact words:

 

“I’m not in favor of gay marriage, but I’m in favor of a very strong civil union” (Click here for video). 

“I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman.  For me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union…this matter has been settled by the states, and not the Federal Government.” (Click here for video).

 

So it stands to reason that President Obama would be highly in favor of and support the federal DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), signed into law by former President Bill Clinton, right? But read what Obama has said about DOMA:

 

“For the record, I opposed DOMA in 1996.  It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor.  I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying. 

 

What doesn’t make sense, aside from the fact that Obama’s voting record and statements from years past don’t agree with what was said on the campaign trail, is that thousands of Americans who support traditional marriage are also supporting President Obama.

 

Could it be that the American people are being duped? Are we seeing a large scale fleecing of the citizenry in order to accomplish some specific political goals? The idea certainly bears some scrutiny.

 

One thing is for certain, the battle for traditional marriage is just getting started and we must fight vigilantly in order to see it protected. Even the Whitehouse.gov website says that President Obama believes we need to repeal DOMA. So we must continue to contact our state representatives and firmly stand on our belief that marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman and that children deserve to be raise by both of their biological parents.

 

To date thousands of e-mails have been sent to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s website in support of traditional marriage. And many more thousands need to be sent. We cannot allow the loud voices of the minority few silence the voices and overshadow the will of the majority.      

          

Further Food for Thought:

Traditional Marriage, Family Still Held Dearly

What to Expect from President-Elect Obama on Same-Sex Marriage and Homosexuality in 2009

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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.

Obama, Pelosi Out of Touch with "Average Joe" American

Recent comments on abortion and birth-control as stimulus prove that new President and Speaker not feeling the pulse of the country.


 
I don’t pretend to understand all the views and politics of the far-left liberal lawmakers. At times I simply shake my head in disbelief at the words and thoughts that emerge from Washington and abroad from the people who claim to have my best interest at heart.

 

I was once again shaking my head at two recent stories from World Net Daily and the American Center for Law and Justice. One story comes from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi regarding a push in family planning services, the other from President Obama and his recent reversal of the Mexico City policy.

 

 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has decided that the best way to encourage economic stimulus in our country is for people to stop having babies because

 

“The states are in terrible fiscal budget crisis now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs.”

 Allow me to translate. Because it costs the government money to help with children’s health services and education, if we all stop having kids then there will be more money for more important things. Important things like luxury apartments, multiple houses, extravagant cars, vacations, and parties. All the things a good government needs to perform their sworn duties.

 

One question Ms. Pelosi, if we all stop having kids, who is going to come behind us and continue our legacy as the American people? This kind of thinking is typical of the liberal left, quick fixes and answers without considering long-term and future ramifications.

 

Despite how silly and practically absurd the notions of Ms. Pelosi are, the two-headed monster that President Obama has unleashed is even more disturbing.

 

During his first week as President, Barack Obama has reversed the Mexico City policy, which bans federal funds from being used to finance oversees abortions and abortion agencies. President Obama told reporters,

 

“For too long, international family planning assistance has been used as a political wedge issue, the subject of a back and forth debate that has served only to divide us. I have no desire to continue this stale and fruitless debate.”

 The President is right about one thing, it is quite fruitless to fund overseas abortions. Not only will America now become a global exporter of murder to countless innocent children, but, in the midst of a poor economic situation we are going to send our hard-earned money to other countries to help them kill those innocent children. And then to top it off, the President wants to ask us all to pay more taxes, and “make sacrifices” during this tough economic time.

 
Well here is my very simple thought. Wake up Mr. President. If you stop sending my hard earned money overseas to kill children then perhaps the government will not need as much of my money, then maybe I will have a little more to invest, spend, and help stimulate the economy. But most of all, maybe I will sleep better at night knowing that I am not part of a country that does not think it morally repugnant to help other countries commit murder. God help us all.

 

Further Food for Thought:

Be Fruitful or Plan Your Family?

 

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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.