The Abortion Industry is Shutting Down Government

As of this writing, the Federal government is yet to enter shutdown mode, but it appears likely to happen.  But what is forcing the left to dig in their heels is not so much a demand for more spending (though it is), but a commitment to fund the abortion industry.  As CitizenLink reports, it all comes down to life:

Life advocates have been pushing lawmakers to support spending bills only if they contain four key provisions to: defund Planned Parenthood; reinstate the Mexico City Policy, which prevents federal funds from going to international groups that promote or perform abortions; defund the pro-abortion U.N. Population Fund; and stop government-funded abortions in Washington, D.C.

via Abortion Funding and ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Divide Congress | CitizenLink.

But, interestingly, amid all the demands to slash the budget here or there, whether or not the abortion industry will be defunded is not up for consideration:

Actually, Planned Parenthood defunding is not on the table right now. The current bill which would prevent a government shutdown only funds the military and other government branches but contains (among other things) a rider fixing the provision Democrats passed last Congress forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions in DC.

via Reid: “It’s all down to women’s health” | CatholicVote.org.

So, we’re talking about a few million (maybe) that is preventing the left in Washington, D.C. from keeping the lights of government in the ‘on’ position?  C’mon!

But, the reality is that the abortion industry knows what is at stake and they can feel the tide turning against their dirty business.  Give up a little of mother’s milk now and, they understand, it’s only a matter of time before the whole deck of cards comes crashing down.  As Jordan Sekulow observed yesterday, it has them in a nonsensical panic:

Planned Parenthood itself has clearly become desperate. One spokesman for the abortion provider decried, “If we are defunded, America’s emergency rooms will be overrun” — this from an organization that provides only one “emergency” medical service, abortion.

The same politicians that have argued that we should put social issues behind us are staking the entire federal budget on abortion funding. This issue is not even about abortion “rights” — it’s about how federal taxpayer dollars will be spent.

via Government shutdown | The Daily Caller.

So, why would the abortion industry be so demanding?  Why entrench themselves here?  Maybe the better question is, have they met their Waterloo?

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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.

LIARS! Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Even Do That!

by Nathan A. Cherry, 03/31/2011

Martinsburg, WV – Come on! Seriously? How much more of Planned Parenthood’s lies and rhetoric do we have to put up with before they finally start coming clean? This is just ridiculous. Planned Parenthood is coming under attack – once again – for lying about the fact that they offer mammograms when in fact they don’t offer the service.

Family Policy Council of West Virginia president Jeremy Dys commented on this revealing new video yesterday in his latest edition of The Engaging Essentials. But after watching the

Cecile Richards has been lying to the American public about Planned Parenthood services.

 video and reading several articles I could not help but comment myself.

I find it deplorable that Planned Parenthood has been receiving millions of dollars in federal tax money each year for so-called “family planning” services; and now it’s revealed that they don’t even offer those services! Is there no accountability for who receives money from our federal government? Should I just call and ask for a few million dollars for “unspecified recreational and therapeutic visits to specifically unspecified locations around the world”? Do you think I could get some cash?

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards should be ashamed of herself for knowingly lying to the American taxpayers that have been funding her organization. I would ask for an apology but I know that would be too much for her. She has proven time and again that she is willing to say anything to get the money she wants to continue her abortion business.

Lila Rose and Live Action films are once again responsible for exposing the criminal business practices of Planned Parenthood in their latest video. The video records phone calls to 30 Planned Parenthood clinics in 27 different states asking for mammogram services. Can you guess what the answer is to every inquiry? That’s right; they don’t offer those services “whatsoever.”

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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.

The Rosa Acuna Project, updated

An update on a post from earlier this week.  After being exposed for avoiding the terms, “heart beat” or “baby” when pressuring counseling a young woman about an an abortion, it is now reported that the same clinic is the recipient of thousands of taxpayer (your) dollars:

Today, a Wisconsin pro-life group informed LifeNews.com that the county government where the Grand Chute, Wisconsin Planned Parenthood is located is funding the abortion business in question.

An open records request conducted by Pro-Life Wisconsin earlier this year revealed that, in 2008, five Wisconsin counties wrote checks to Planned Parenthood.

The pro-life group told LifeNews.com that Outagamie County, where the Appleton-area Planned Parenthood is located, paid Planned Parenthood a total of $10,872.59 in 2008.

Pro-Life Wisconsin also noted that the Appleton Planned Parenthood received $429,462.88 in 2007 under Wisconsin’s Family Planning Waiver Program.

In total, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin received $15.82 million form the state for the family planning program that allows minors as young as 15 to receive free birth control without their parents’ knowledge or consent.

via Govt Funds Wisconsin Planned Parenthood That Misled Women on Abortion.

Which makes one wonder . . .

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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.

WV Senators Vote to Fund Abortions Worldwide

Yesterday, the United States Senate had the opportunity to reject the President’s plan to use billions of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions worldwide.   On the question, “To restore the prohibition on funding of nongovernmental organizations that promote abortion as a method of birth control (the “Mexico City Policy“),” Senator’s Rockefeller and Byrd voted “Nay.”  Just to be clear, that means the good Senators voted in favor of using more taxpayer dollars to fund abortions, nationally and internationally.

In related news, President Obama appears poised to make good on his campaign promise to begin the funding of UNFPA – the United Nations Fund for Population Activities.  One might ask why the Bush administration ceased this practice.  According to LifeSiteNews.com,

President Bush halted funding for UNFPA when it was discovered by an independent investigation in 2001, and confirmed by a U.S. State Department investigation in 2002, that the UN group supported restrictive laws and coercive population control tactics in China, including forced abortion and sterilization.

In President Obama’s announcement that he was rescinding the Mexico City Policy, he noted his rationale:

I have directed my staff to reach out to those on all sides of this issue to achieve the goal of reducing unintended pregnancies.  They will also work to promote safe motherhood, reduce maternal and infant mortality rates and increase educational and economic opportunities for women and girls.

In addition, I look forward to working with Congress to restore U.S. financial support for the U.N. Population Fund.  By resuming funding to UNFPA, the U.S. will be joining 180 other donor nations working collaboratively to reduce poverty, improve the health of women and children, prevent HIV/AIDS and provide family planning assistance to women in 154 countries.

Apparently, promoting “safe motherhood” is agreeing with the policy of some nations to force abortions on women.  I suppose, since most on the pro-abortion side of the argument conclude that the “fetus” is not an infant, that would achieve President Obama’s goal of reducing “infant mortality” as well.

I don’t think so.  

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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.

Mona Lisa Frowns

 

In this week’s West Virginia Record, my commentary on what I call “the ugly underbelly of the abortion industry” (not that there’s an attractive part of that industry) entitled, “Mona Lisa Frowns” appears.

I begin my commentary with the following two scenarios:

Picture this. A young woman, appearing to be about 13 years old, stumbles into a medical clinic. Her hair has been pulled out in places. Her clothes torn. She bleeds from her face, has scratches all over her torso, and bears bruises that are the hallmarks of sexual abuse. Her face expresses the fear that is unique to someone having just been raped by a man more than twice her age. 

Now picture this. A young woman, appearing to be about 13 years old, walks cautiously into a medical clinic. Her hair is finely kept. Her clothes immaculate. There are no signs of blood, no scratches, or signs of abuse whatsoever. Her face expresses the fear of having to reveal that the man with whom she has just had sex — a man more than twice her age — is going to be a father.

Of course, the twist is the health care provider’s response.  To read the commentary in it’s entirety, please visit the online home of The West Virginia Record.

When you are done, watch the videos linked below, from the project, “Operation: Mona Lisa Smiles.”

Further Food for Thought:

The Planned Parenthood Cover Up

The Planned Parenthood Cover up – Part 2 

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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.

Abortion Hurts Women

New Harris Poll, billboard tells the truth about abortion.

 

A new Harris Poll has discovered that most pro-choice politicians and incoming President Barack Obama are out of touch on the abortion issue with the American people.

 

The mainstream media would have us all believe that Americans want fewer abortion laws. Laws pertaining to parental notification, informed consent, and partial birth abortion will all be under attack with the abortion-friendly congress and Obama administration. But these are the precise laws that more Americans want to see tightened and enforced. As well as protection for doctors and nurses from being forced to perform abortions against their consciences.

 

The pro-life movement in California is fighting back with a 20×60 sign that reads Abortion Hurts Women and information on getting in touch with post-abortion counselors.

 

Others, like the pro-life office of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which sponsored the recent Harris Poll, are using education to reach out to politicians concerning the will of the American people.

 

“These findings are remarkable. This research indicates how out of touch pro-abortion groups are with mainstream America,” said Deirdre McQuade, spokeswoman for the Conference of Catholic Bishops.

 

So what were the results of the poll? The poll found:

 

Only 9% of Americans favor abortion on demand for any reason during a nine month pregnancy.

 

88% of Americans favor informed consent laws which would provide women seeking abortion information on the risks and alternatives to abortion.

76% believe there should be conscience rights to protect doctors and nurses from performing procedures which violate their conscience and/or faith.

 

 73% support parental notification laws so that a minor cannot obtain an abortion without first informing her parents.

 

68% of Americans favor banning partial-birth abortion.

63% of Americans favor banning all taxpayer funded abortions.

 

Most of these statistics show a 3-1 ratio, with the rest showing a 2-1 ratio, which is so astounding considering the current abortion laws that exist in the United States. This begs the question, if a major majority of Americans support these laws on abortion, why aren’t the current laws being changed? Why aren’t the American people being allowed to vote on this issue?

 

Quite simply I would say that abortion merchants such as Planned Parenthood, with their millions of dollars of taxpayer funding are in the ears of Washington lawmakers. They ignore the facts, ignore the risks to women’s health, and in many cases, ignore the law, as seen in the videos exposing Planned Parenthoods cover up of the rape of a 13 year old girl. Here you will see the proponents of death work diligently to restrict the information people have about life.

 

It must be understood that life is the most fundamental and inalienable right protected in the Constitution of the United States. Life must be fiercely defended if we ever hope to remain a civilized nation that deserves respect and admiration from others. Without the protection of life it is not possible for a nation or a people to claim to be great.

 

The fact that our Creator has endowed us with certain inalienable rights, such as life, cannot be ignored and overlooked anymore. Death merchants such as Planned Parenthood should be held accountable for their illegal practices. And the lawmakers in Washington need to get back in touch with the desires of the American people regarding the sanctity of life.

 

This is not a pro-life, pro-choice issue. This is not a Democrat or Republican issue. This issue cuts across every political and socio-economic line and reaches to each one of us personally. As the bumper sticker says, “Aren’t you glad your mother chose life.” Now let’s do the same for the millions of voices that cannot speak.

 

Further Food for Thought:

 

The Planned Parenthood Cover up – Part 2

 

Physicians’ Conscience Clear…For Now

 

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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.