Roe V. Wade Will Be Overturned

One of the greatest judicial mistakes in US history was the Roe V. Wade decision to legalize abortion. This decision has been blasted by everyone from pro-life to human rights advocates for government over reach, human rights violations and absurdity. Pro-lifers believe the decision will be overturned, perhaps sooner rather than later. A recent article shared three common sense reason the decision must, and will fall.

Writing at LifeNews.com, Paul Stark says that Roe V. Wade will “buckle under the weight of reason, of democracy, and of human rights.” Each explanation is a concise pillar of support for overturning the decision. As science advances we are increasingly aware of the humanity of the unborn. As government over reach becomes a greater problem we are drawn to states’ rights and the liberty of each state to decide what is best – by the people, for the people. Without the need for government intrusion. Knowing the human rights violations taking place worldwide causes us to defend with greater rigor the rights of the weakest, most vulnerable of our society. The unborn are no doubt that greatest of this class. We look forward to the day when this decision falls. 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.

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.

Justice Ginsburg Comments on Roe Decision Give Hint to Marriage Ruling?

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg recently made comments on the Roe v. Wade decision that has some pro-life and pro-traditional marriage advocates optimistic about the possible ruling coming later this summer from the court. It’s reported that Ginsburg said: ”Ginsburg addressed the historic decision during a speech at the University of Chicago law school. By ruling that abortion was legal, the Supreme Court cut off a political debate in the states that was trending toward broader access to abortion.Interrupting a more democratic movement, Ginsburg said, gave abortion-rights opponents a single ‘target’ for the next 40 years.”

If Ginsburg is so critical of the court for ruling in such a way that removed the debate from the hands of the people and the states, it is entirely possible that she will hold the same view in ruling on the marriage cases currently being considered by the court. If Ginsburg feels this way about the ruling it is also entirely possible that swing vote Justice Kennedy will side with Ginsburg and the other conservative justices in what could be a landslide decision for marriage. Of course, this is all speculation and we will have to wait until later this summer to see what actually transpires. But Justice Ginsburg’s comments have left many nonetheless optimistic. 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.

Alabama Case Brings Overturning Roe One Step Closer

personhoodHope Ankrom of Coffee County and Amanda Kimbrough of Colbert County,Alabama, were defendants in a criminal trial recently which alleged that they violated a state law concerning the endangerment of children.

What is most notable about these charges is that they were made under a statute that was intended to protect children from those who operate methamphetamine labs in their presence.  However, there was no methamphetamine lab, nor any kids running around in the presence of chemicals and explosion hazards that would otherwise be present in such a situation.  Their children had not even been born yet!

Yes, the authorities in two jurisdictions in the State of Alabama have succeeded in prosecuting two women who took drugs during their pregnancies and thereby caused harm to their unborn children.  The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld those convictions.

The uninitiated might not see the value in such a precedent, but those of us who wage the war of words over the scourge of legalized abortion pick up on the fact that having a judge rule that such a case could even reach the trial stage is monumental for the cause of life for the unborn.  Bob Unruh, reporting for WND.com, puts it this way:

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About Tom Stark

Tom Stark began writing for the Engage Family Minute blog in February 2012. As a small business owner Tom is passionate about the intersection of faith and politics in the life of Christians and the community around him. Having been touched by both the abortion issue and the issue of homosexuality in his own family, Tom is passionate about defending the lives of the unborn and upholding Biblical Truth. Tom also writes for www.westvirginiaconservative.com

The Engaging Essentials

Hey, remember me?  When the legislative session is in full-swing, as it is right now in WV, it’s a bit difficult for me to maintain my faithfulness to this intentionally irregular series I like to call, “The Engaging Essentials.”  Alas and alack, it must be what it is.  But, for today at least, here’s a bit of what you should be reading:

Chick-Fil-A Locked in Epic Battle – Well, that’s they way the story is being reported, anyway.  What is the pro-cow, pro-family outfit accused of this time?  Helping to strengthen marriages.  Wow.  And to think, just this weekend I had a big, fat helping of “anti-gay Jesus Chicken” (I can’t make this stuff up!) at my local CFA.

Why Regulate Abortion Mills? – Kermit Gosnell, that’s why.  Gosnell is the back alley, rusty coat hanger abortion doc that the pro-choice always laments.  The only difference, of course, is that Gosnell was legally conducting the “safe and rare” practice of abortion to the tune of millions of dollars, thousands of dead babies, and several dead women.  Shameful.

In His Own Words – Pastors, please take note: this example by Dr. Al Mohler is how we are asking you to use your prophetic voice in speaking Biblically for life, marriage, and religious freedom.  Here, Mohler takes on the pro-abortion statement of our President as he marked the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

ADF and Separation of Church/State – Have the great wall tearing down attorneys at the Alliance Defense Fund capitulated to the idea of separating church and state?  Hardly.

Stand for Life – Lila Rose of Live Action fame offers this moving challenge to the pro-life community.  Watch and share:

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.