The Deception of Morality and Civil Rights in Abortion

Martin Luther King Jr.How twisted is the logic of pro-abortion advocates? When science unilaterally agrees that unborn children can feel pain at 20 weeks, newer science suggesting as early as 12 weeks, pro-abortionists still don’t want to ban late-term abortions. But they don’t merely seek to keep this torturous procedure legal; they want to pretend it is a “loving” thing to do. Blinded by liberal feminist rhetoric and money they delude themselves into believing that torturing an unborn child before killing him is somehow moral and loving.

To illustrate the point is an article written for the New York Times by a former Seattle city council member in which she asserts that the late-term abortion of her unborn son allowed him to die in a “warm, loving place.” She writes:

“I felt my son’s budding life end as a doctor inserted a needle through my belly into his tiny heart. As horrible as that moment was — it will live with me forever — I am grateful…We made sure our son was not born only to suffer. He died in a warm and loving place, inside me.”

This is nothing short of self-aggrandizing delusion. There is absolutely nothing loving about killing an innocent child before he has a chance to live life outside the womb. This woman has been so deceived by the culture of death and the militant rhetoric of pro-abortion groups that she can’t even see the absurdity of her statement. [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 Truth about “Morning-After Pills”

by Nathan A. Cherry, 08/01/2012

FRCBlog.com: “On June 5, 2012, New York Times writer Pam Belluck wrote an article called ‘Abortion Qualms on Morning-After Pill May Be Unfounded.’ In her article, Belluck mistakenly lumps Plan B and ella—two very different drugs—together, ignorantly proclaims that these drugs do not prevent implantation, and does not account for ella’s abortion-inducing actions. Unsurprisingly, Belluck claims that the pro-life view of morning-after pills ‘is probably rooted in outdated or incorrect scientific guesses about how [they] work.’ As she presents her devoid argument, Belluck argues that no studies have confirmed ‘that emergency contraceptive pills prevent fertilized eggs from implanting in the womb’ and that these pills only ‘delay ovulation.’  She heavily refers to a New York Times review, along with ‘scientists’ and ‘experts’ she forgets to cite, to support her view that Plan B does not prevent implantation and that ‘the one-shot dose in morning-after pills does not have time to affect the uterine lining.’” 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.

Street Preaching, Cross-dressing, and Internet Porn: Where the Gospel and Public Policy Meet

Three interesting and oddly related stories that we’re reading today:

Women are the fastest growing segment of porn addiction. (Photo Steve Herbert of the NYT)

“Church Counsels Women Addicted to Pornography” – The New York Times on Sunday covers the work of a church ministry to addicts of pornography.  What’s the hook for the story?  That women – not men – can be addicted to pornography as well.  And, like men, they can be set free from this addiction, counter to what the culture will tell you.

From this, we see how pervasive the culture of pornography is.  But we also learn that churches – not government programs – are working diligently to quell the tide of this family malignancy.

Here is an opportunity for Church and State partnership.  Churches are doing well at addiction counseling, but need the state to enforce the laws that will limit or eliminate the prevalent source of addiction.

Crossdressing Derreck Lutz (photo courtesy cbs3.com)

“Cross-Dressing Teen Sparks Prom Debate in NJ” – So, we get it every year around prom time.  The LGBTQ community continues to enlist children to advance their anti-family agenda of hyper-tolerance.  This year is no exception.

In New Jersey, a young man, who professes to be a cross-dresser, was told his dress was too short for the prom.  And yet, skirt length is not the issue for aspiring fashion designer, Derrek Lutz:

“What makes me a woman is inside and it doesn’t really matter what’s on the outside. And everyone should really just be treated equally,” Lutz said.

Mr. Lutz, everyone is treated equally.  What is “on the outside” matters a great deal, especially when it comes to raising a family.  Your gender-bending demand for tolerance rings hollow in a world that desperately needs Dads to be men to their children and Moms to be women to their children.

Street Preacher Dale McAlpine. (Photo courtesy Christian Institute)

“Christian Preacher Arrested for Saying Homosexuality is a Sin” -  Finally, from the “looking into the future of America” file, a story out of Great Britain of a street preacher who was arrested for telling a passer-by that homosexual behavior was a sin.  From the story:     [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.

NYTimes.com: “My So-Called Wife”

A very intriguing op-ed from the New York Times.  It provokes thoughts about the Biblical doctrine of sacrificial headship and humble submission.

And, it causes me to affectionately sigh, “Me!” as I think of my own helpmeet, “A wife of noble character, who can find?” (Prov. 31:10):

Fast forward to 2010. When husbands and wives not only co-work but try to co-homemake, as post-feminist and well-intentioned as it is, out goes the clear delineation of spheres, out goes the calm of unquestioned authority, and of course out goes the gratitude.

Aside from the irritation of never being able to reach the spatula men tend to place items on shelves that are a foot higher than women can manage, I have found co-homemaking inefficient. With 21st-century technology, it’s a straightforward matter to run a modern home. Sheep don’t need to be sheared; the wash is not done on a board by the creek; nothing needs canning, because we have Costco. Even someone who works 40 hours a week can keep a home standing, and food in the fridge, by himself.

What can turn into a second shift is not just negotiating the splitting of this labor with another person, but the splitting of decision-making authority. Two co-workers in the home also have the opportunity to regularly evaluate each other’s handiwork, not always to a positive effect. Suffice it to say, stacking food in the fridge with precise geometric elegance is apparently not among my talents.

In short, as the Tupperware totters lopsidedly about, in the domestic equation, the work I do at home is no longer a gift, but the labor of a mediocre colleague whose performance could be better.

. . .

In the end, we all want a wife.  But the home has become increasingly invaded by the ethos of work, work, work, with twin sets of external clocks imposed on a household’s natural rhythms.  And in the transformation of men and woman into domestic co-laborers, the Art of the Wife is fast disappearing.

via Op-Ed Contributor – My So-Called Wife – NYTimes.com.

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.

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.