Planned Parenthood Opposes Health and Safety Regulations. Why?

condoms and sex edParents in Europe can breathe a little easier after a draft report seeking to establish abortion as a fundamental human right was rejected by the European Union.

A report on the incident states, “The resolution on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights was presented by Portuguese MEP Edite Estrela but her report is said to be the work of the International Planned Parenthood Federation in Brussels.”

The reason this is important is twofold. First, it seems our lawmakers of late envy Europe and want to refashion the United States in the image of Europe. They repeatedly cite cases, laws, and even culture as a reason for change here in the U.S. I suppose the government overreach, failing economy, and complete lack of moral compass doesn’t mean much to Washington; but it sure does to Americans. We left Europe for a reason.

The second reason this is important is that within this bill was mandates on child sex-education for public schools. I talked about these “standards” here. But rest assured, when you start with teaching 4 year-olds about masturbation, the word standard has little to no meaning.

The fact that this bill was rejected is a win for morality and parental rights. The fact that it very likely will not be brought up again for the next year or so is a win for the unborn. The fact that Planned Parenthood was behind the push to declare abortion as a fundamental human right while seeking explicit sex indoctrination for children is no surprise at all. [Read more...]

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Engaging Weekend: Girls Should Use Private Bathroom at School, Colorado College Invents New Genders, New York City Mayor Opposes Care Pregnancy Centers

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High school: Girls should avoid restroom if they’re bothered by transgender boy in the stalls

The future of our politically correct public schools is so backwards it’s hard to imagine. The case of a “transgender” boy in Colorado using the girls’ bathroom and being accused of harassing female students is just the beginning. The school has denied any harassment took place, threatened the girls complaining with hate crimes for speaking out, and then concluded the matter was closed when police could not get any of the girls to talk. If that sounds strange wait until you hear what the school suggests the girls do if they are bothered by having a boy in their bathroom. “What the school officials have told the girls is that in order to maintain their privacy they can use a single restroom at the office which is not always available and is some distance from a lot of classes.” That’s right. The school told the majority that they should use a private bathroom while the single minority is given free access to the public school bathroom. And while transgender people scream with anger when such a suggestion is given in order to accommodate them, the school seems happy with such a solution for their large majority of girls. What happens when 200 girls want to use that bathroom? Absurdity at its finest. Click here for original article.

Colorado College lists five genders, including ‘queer,’ on applications [Read more...]

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Chris Christie Proves America is Indeed Pro-Life

LifeNews.com: “New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is pro-life and vetoed Planned Parenthood funding five times before he ran for re-election in a state that is not known as a bastion of conservatism. While abortion activists and the media elite claim Republicans can’t win on a pro-life platform — saying they are supposedly engaging in a War on Women instead, Christie proved them wrong. Christie decisively won a second term in office in a heavily Democratic state and media outlets wasted little time calling the state for him almost immediately after polls closed. He defeated pro-abortion Democrat Barbara Buono handily, despite the kind of attraction groups like Planned Parenthood, NARAL and Emily’s List say pro-abortion women are supposed to have. Christie won 56% of women, 45% of Hispanics, and 21% of black voters, according to CNN exit polling data.”

These election results blow all the abortion industry talking points out of the water. Women overwhelmingly supported Christie, so did minorities. Once again the message that Americans are pro-life is coming through loud and clear. I wonder why more West Virginia lawmakers don’t run a strong pro-life campaign and then follow it up by vetoing bills that make tax payers pay for abortions? Currently, every citizen in West Virginia helps to fund the abortion industry and our lawmakers don’t seem interested in changing that. Perhaps we need our own Chris Christie to run. Click here for original article.

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Planned Parenthood Helping ObamaCare While Breaking the Law

“A Planned Parenthood chapter operating as an official Obamacare navigator location gives out abortion pills too late in pregnancies and allows non-physicians to give out the pills…Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) – which received U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant money to enroll people in the Obamacare exchanges — ignored FDA safety protocols by giving out abortion pills past 49 days of pregnancy and allowed non-physicians to give out the pills…”

Not surprising that Planned Parenthood is helping get people into ObamaCare. You might not know it, but Planned Parenthood stands to gain millions of dollars from people who enroll in ObamaCare and then seek abortions. But as usual, Planned Parenthood is breaking the law and acting like it’s no big deal. I guess when you have the president as an ally it doesn’t really matter what laws you obey and break. If the president can do it, so can his allies. Click here for original article.

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Engaging Weekend: Baptists in Kentucky Consider Hiring Homosexuals, Court Reinstates Texas Abortion Laws, Rally Held to Expose Abortion in ObamaCare

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Hiring of homosexual employees being considered by Ky. Baptist child care agency

A Baptist ministry to children is considering changing its hiring policy to allow for hiring homosexuals. A recent article states: “The president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s children’s services agency has recommended that the organization amend its hiring practices to ban discrimination against homosexuals, according to a PowerPoint presentation posted on the agency’s website… Trustees were scheduled to vote on the proposal during their Nov. 8 meeting. One trustee, Rick Fyffe, resigned in protest. Another, Stan Spees, is being threatened with removal from the board for voicing his opposition publicly to the change.” The heart of the issue is…federal funding. The ministry receives most of its annual budget from the federal government and while it won’t openly admit that funding is the issue, it is clear that such is the case. The embattled president of the ministry said: “A church or religious organization can hire all Christians and hold them to their standards…but they cannot accept state/federal monies. Sunrise cannot meet the needs of today’s abused and neglected children without public assistance.” First, he is dead wrong. The federal government cannot discriminate in handing out funds just because an organization is religious and adheres to the tenets of its faith. Second, you cannot serve God and money. This is a sad situation in which a leader appears willing to compromise his convictions in order to secure money. What next? Click here for the original article.

Federal appeals court reinstates most of Texas’ abortion restrictions [Read more...]

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When Boys Can’t Decide What Gender to Be Today

boy in girls bathroomOn our most recent podcast, our guest, Denny Burk made the statement that transgender issues are the next wave if same-sex “marriage” is legalized for all fifty states. I mostly agree with his statement, other than the timing. It won’t be after same-sex “marriage” is legalized as evidence reveals the incredible push to grant transgender people special rights under the law right now.

The most recent incident, one that has gained national attention, is that of a transgender boy in Colorado accused of harassing girls while using the girls’ restroom at his school. It has been reported that the boy is older and that younger female students feel threatened by his presence and have even experienced harassment. A letter from the Pacific Justice Institute states:

“This is a nightmare scenario for the teenage girls—some of them freshmen—and their parents at this school. This is exactly the kind of horror story we have been warning would accompany the push for radical transgender rights in schools, and it is the type of situation that LGBT activists have been insisting would not happen.”

Indeed this is a nightmare. To entertain the notion that it is somehow logical or reasonable to allow a boy that merely says he is transgender access to female facilities in a public school setting is nothing short of reckless endangerment. Another article commenting on this case bears witness to every father’s worst nightmare for his daughter: [Read more...]

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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.

Texas Judge Says Women Can Be Endangered by Abortion

A texas judge has struck down one of the most critical parts of the new abortion law passed earlier this year. The admitting privilege provision requires an abortionist to be able to admit patients to a local hospital in the event of a botched abortion. But the judge argued that this statute:

“does not bear a rational relationship to the legitimate right of the State in preserving and promoting fetal life or a woman’s health and, in any event, places a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion of a nonviable fetus and is thus an undue burden to her. The court concludes that admitting privileges have no rational relationship to improved patient care.”

In other words, an abortionist can perform an invasive medical surgery on a woman, but doesn’t have to be able to get her needed medical help at the hospital should something go wrong. Furthermore, this leaves the door open for non-doctors to perform abortions. And of course this is a decision Planned Parenthood applauds as they continue to put women in harm’s way. 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.

From Mars Hill to the Holy See – Speaking Against Abortion

unborn babyI’ve been encouraged lately by the number of prominent people and organizations speaking up in defense of life. In my home state of West Virginia several dozen pastors and churches recently celebrated Illuminate Sunday; a day of praying for those harmed by abortion.

Though these pastors might be on a small stage in a country church somewhere lost in the hills, they represent a vast majority of people that believe abortion is a great immoral injustice perpetrated on our society by a rogue Supreme Court decision more than 40 years ago. But these humble Mountaineer pastors aren’t alone in their defense of the unborn.

Prominent West coast pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church recently penned an op-ed in which he reiterated the teaching of Scripture that abortion is murder, murder is sin, and therefore abortion is sin. Driscoll wrote:

“Both science and Scripture are absolutely clear that life begins at conception. Taking a human life is murder, by definition, which makes abortion a murderous act…Thanks to ultrasound technology and pro-life advocacy, our culture is beginning to accept the fact that an abortion doesn’t just remove “tissue” but ends a human life. Yet many persist in not only killing their child but also their conscience…this is a matter of justice—for the one million babies slaughtered every year as we play God and determine who lives and who dies…Abortion is not a matter of politics. It’s a matter of life and death, for 55 million and counting. Enough. You shall not murder.” [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.

Engaging Weekend: New Effort to Celebrate Abortion Nationwide, Your Tax Dollars Supporting Abortion and Planned Parenthood, Pray for the Persecuted Church

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Campaign seeks to eliminate stigma of abortion with personal stories

You know what we need to do? We need to have book clubs and dinner parties to celebrate our abortions. Don’t you think? Well, at least one group is calling for women to do just that. They want to “start a new conversation” about abortion that will de-stigmatize it and instead, celebrate it. A recent article states: “Across the country, pro-abortion activists are calling for women to spark a personal, “new conversation about abortion access” in an effort to de-stigmatize the practice…The campaign’s website suggests activists host a ‘casual get-together,’ a ‘dinner or dessert party,’ have a book [club] to discuss the book ‘1 in 3: These Are Our Stories,’ and/or set up a table on campus or in the community to get the conversation going.” Hey, I’m in. I want to de-stigmatize abortion as well. I want to remove the idea that it is “healthcare,” or that it’s a woman’s body and therefore her choice when there is another unique human being involved. However, the thought of thinking that abortion is no different than running errands, changing clothes, or buying a new computer is patently false and offensive. We should be appalled that anyone would want us to think nothing of the murder of innocent children. Click here for original article.

Your Tax Dollars Will Fund Abortions and Planned Parenthood Under Obamacare, Here’s How [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.

A Biblical, Family Friendly Alternative to Girl Scouts – American Heritage Girls!

AHGI’m no fan of the Girl Scouts. Anyone following this blog would know that by now. The fact that the Girl Scouts partners with Planned Parenthood to promote sexual experimentation at young ages, explicit sex ed, casual sex, and abortion goes against everything I believe. The fact that the Girl Scouts partners with homosexual activists to promote the LGBT agenda is equally troubling. So I have no intention of supporting the Girl Scouts in any way. But I want something for my daughter that will further reinforce the biblical values and patriotism I seek to teach.

American Heritage Girls.

I had the privilege of spending time with the co-founder and current president of AHG and was impressed with this biblically based, family-friendly organization for girls. Here’s a brief history and a little about this quality organization:

“American Heritage Girls was founded in 1995 in West Chester, Ohio by a group of parents wanting a wholesome program for their daughters. These parents were disillusioned with the increasing secular focus of existing organizations for girls. They wanted a Judeo-Christian focused organization for their daughters and believed that other parents were looking for the same for their daughters. This became the catalyst for the birth of the organization we have come to know as the American Heritage Girls. AHG is seen as a Christ-centered alternative to Girl Scouts. American Heritage Girls is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. The organization offers badge programs, service projects, girl leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences to its members. It serves as a catalyst for building young women of integrity and faith. It also broadens girls social development through extra-curricular activities. This program of character building has successfully served thousands of girls since its inception and will continue to do so long into the 21st century. The founders of the American Heritage Girls and the volunteers of today give all credit for the success of AHG to God for His constant hand upon the organization and His unceasing blessings.”

For more information go to www.ahgonline.org where you can learn their history, values, program details, and locate a troop near you. If there is not a troop close by, I would encourage you to start one. As a Christian I am encouraged by a group like AHG. As a father I am excited that there is something for my daughter that will reiterate the biblical values I teach. As an American I am proud of the patriotism this group instills in their girls. Check it out.

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.