Pro-Abortion Blogger Gives 9 Reasons to Abort a Child

A blogger for a “parenting” website called “Mommyish” recently compiled a list of reasons to kill your unborn child. I’m not sure if the irony of a parenting website advocating for killing kids is lost on the blogger or not. But here’s the list:

1. Having a baby would endanger your life.
2. Your birth control failed.
3. You don’t want to have a child because of your career.
4. You feel you are too young.
5. You feel you are too old.
6. You feel strongly about overpopulation.
7. You are worried about the health of the baby.
8. You want no relationship with the person who got you pregnant.
9. You don’t want to have a child.

Do you notice the central word in all of these reason? It seems the only thing that should matter is “you.” Evidently the life of a unique human being is of no consequence to this blogger. I am particularly irritated by reason number 7 as the blogger suggests that if you are worried about the health of the baby you should just kill the child. Should we then kill the elderly if we are concerned their health is declining. What about accident victims and war vets whose lives are forever changed and whose health is now a concern. This is absurdity at its finest. Click here for original article.

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Considering Adoption as a Pro-Life Cause

Many Americans proudly claim to be pro-life. A majority of Americans in fact now claim to be pro-life. But I wonder how many have ever considered adoption? This aspect of being pro-life is essential in order to have a fully developed pro-life outlook. We cannot place all our efforts into saving the lives of unborn children while ignoring the plight of those already born. This makes the criticism that pro-lifers only care about unborn children all the more credible.

To be sure there is cause for caution in adopting. A recent article explains: “Some evangelicals are so enamored of international adoption as a mission of spiritual salvation — for the child and the adoptive parents — that they have closed their eyes to adoption-related fraud and trafficking, and have not fully embraced alternatives that would help orphans find loving families in their home countries.” Then again, we cannot close our eyes to the fact that many children are being trafficked either. The bottom line is that if we are going to be pro-life, we must care about every life, born and unborn. But like any good conviction it has to come with action, not just words. 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.

ObamaCare Exchange Website Calls Unborn Child a Child!

If the ObamaCare exchange website calls an unborn child a child, why is abortion legal? That is the question that ought to be asked of the president. His own insurance exchange says that for the purpose of accurate pricing they need to know if a woman is pregnant, so they can count the unborn child as a person in the pricing plan. If that is so, why does our president support the murder of unborn children? Here is what a colleague in Connecticut sent me as she learned of the information the exchange in her state was seeking:

There is one other question on this page listed under “Optional Information”: “For detailed pricing, please provide the optional information below. Is the applicant pregnant?” Next to the question mark after “pregnant” is a black background question mark tool tip. Just wondering what this was about, I placed my mouse over the tool tip and lo-and-behold, the following message appeared:

Select ‘Yes’ for any female who is expecting a baby. Unborn children are counted as members of her household, so this information helps determine if she is eligible for help with health care costs. Medicaid also has rules to help pregnant women.

Read that again. Unborn children—not “fetuses,” “uterine contents,” “products of pregnancy,” “clump of cells,” “blob of tissue,” or any of the other euphemismsfrequently used by those who profess to be pro-choice on abortion. Nor is Access Health CT the only Obamacare exchange that uses the term “unborn children.” Massachusetts pioneered the system of a health care exchange, guaranteed issue, an individual mandate, and subsidies for low and moderate income people that became the model for Obamacare. The Massachusetts Health Connector website also refers to “unborn child(ren)”:

How many people are in your family? (Include unborn child(ren) if someone is pregnant.)

Moreover, a woman can claim the extra family member as soon as she has a confirmed pregnancy—no waiting for a trimester or two. So for the purpose of determining family size for the health care exchanges, Obamacare declares unborn children, even at the earliest stages of life, to be full-fledged persons, so that pregnant women and their families can qualify for increased subsidies and cost-sharing on the exchanges.

Our president is now admitting that he supports the legalized murder of unborn children. Is that acceptable? 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.

Pastor Mark Driscoll and I Agree: Abortion is Murder

Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington, has been no stranger to public scrutiny. He’s often considered controversial by people inside and outside Christian circles. One thing he has not done is weigh into “political” matters. Driscoll generally steers clear of politics in an effort to stay focused on the Gospel. He has done no less with a recent op-ed proclaiming that abortion is murder. Like many pastors, Driscoll is reminding people that abortion is not a political issue, it is a biblical moral issue that demands the attention of Christians. 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…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.” Using the 6th commandment as his basis Driscoll has succinctly reiterated that abortion is an immoral act of murder that cannot be justified. We applaud Pastor Mark for using the very large stage God has given him to bring the murderous acts of the abortion industry into the light of biblical truth. 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.

Want to Really Reduce Abortions? Eliminate This!

close planned parenthoodThere have been countless efforts by countless groups and many legislatures to find ways to curb the slaughter of the unborn across our once-great nation.

Some notable progress at limiting abortion on demand have been achieved through the use of techniques like requiring the woman wanting the abortion to view a sonogram of their baby in the womb, limiting abortion to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the concept that babies begin to experience pain at about that point in the gestation process (although I suspect it happens sooner than that).

But some innovative members of the American Life League undertook a study of the Texas Panhandle region to look for correlations that explained why the abortion rate has dropped significantly over the past sixteen years.  As reported by WND.com, “Teen pregnancies dropped from 43.76 per 1,000 girls to 24.1 among a stable population of about 13,000 teen girls aged 13-17.”

What could possibly explain such a drop over a relatively short time period?  Those who support abortion would likely claim an immediate foul by suggesting people “consider the source” as the article points out, but this group utilized nothing more than the public records of the counties within the survey area, so the numbers cannot be disputed legitimately. [Read more...]

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

Writer Suggests We Legalize Murder for Hire

An interesting article surfaced this week as a writer suggested we legalize murder for hire. We’ve all seen movies with hit-men and we all know that such a “profession” is strictly illegal. But one writer thinks perhaps it is time to legalize the practice. She writes: “Murder for hire is an uncomfortable subject, and I personally could never order a hit. The better course is to avoid unwanted marriage in the first place. Yet this is not a decision that anyone else can make for a woman. It is her marriage; only she can decide when it must end.”

That statement might be shocking. Try replacing the word “murder” with abortion and the word “marriage” with pregnancy. Now you get the true point of the writer’s article. She is drawing a logical comparison to the killing of a spouse with the killing of a child. The reality is that murder for hire shocks our senses and attacks our morals in the same way abortion did 50 years ago. Our society has sought to remove the stigma of abortion. If it can be done, why can’t it be done with murder for hire, euthanasia, or anything else? 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.

Illuminate Sunday: Standing in Defense of Life Statewide

Illuminate-GraphicImage-TextAndWeb-SocialMediaSunday, October 6th was Illuminate Sunday. It was a day set aside to pray for those harmed by abortion and ask God to intervene in our state on behalf of unborn children. Dozens of churches across the state took part in Illuminate Sunday. As pastors preached sermons on the sanctity of human life and need for defending the unborn, people prayed for women and families harmed by abortion and asked God to forgive our national sin of abortion.

We wanted to bring you comments from some of those people that took part so you can see just how far reaching this day of solidarity for the unborn was. We asked people to submit comments on their “Illuminate Sunday experience” and below is a sample of what we received. We thank all the churches and pastors that took part in this special day.

“At [my church] not only were many tears shed in the prayers offered for the victims of abortion, hearing a powerful & bold message from Pastor Scott entitled, ‘The Beauty of Life’ preached from Psalm 139, but also corporate worship of a wonderful & amazing Creator and a celebration of life in the womb.  May the Lord use the Illuminate Sunday Campaign to set WV on the move to be one of the first states in the U.S. to stop the atrocity of abortion.” – Susan, Nitro

“On Oct 6th, as part of our Illuminate Sunday participation, a first ever ‘Life Chain’ took place in Inwood in the middle of a summer-like day in our area.  We didn’t know what to expect since this was the first time an event like this was to be held in our part of the county.  I can most definitely say the Lord showed great favor as we had 5 churches participate and over 100 folks show to support this cause.  The number of youth and children that took part especially encouraged me.  While we had varying denominations with varying doctrinal leanings, all of us by virtue of our attendance agreed in the preciousness of life and to come together as one voice for the voiceless still in the womb.” – Don, Inwood [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.

Personhood Amendment on the Ballot in Colorado

An amendment will be on the ballot in 2014 seeking to add language to the Colorado constitution that gives personhood rights to unborn children. The amendment came after a 38 week old unborn boy was killed by a drunk driver and the driver was never charged because under Colorado law unborn persons are not recognized. A recent article explains:

“This amendment puts a new question before Colorado voters. In Heather’s experience with the tragic loss of her son, she was told that she had merely lost a ‘pregnancy’, not a baby, and therefore there were no charges filed against the criminal responsible for his death. This is one of many problems that stem from specifically denying the personhood rights of babies. Amendment 67 will acknowledge that Brady was a person and protect pregnant women and their children in Colorado.”

What is the law in West Virginia? Are unborn persons protected under West Virginia law in cases of criminal conduct? If we have no restrictions on our abortion industry can we possibly have any personhood laws to protect the unborn? Shouldn’t we? 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.

8 False Statements by Planned Parenthood and Other Abortion Activists

When you actually see the statements made by abortion activists in black and white it can be sort of surreal. You want to ask if they understand the words coming out of their own mouths. And yet, there they are in all their absurd glory. A recent article compiles a list of 8 of the most fallacious statements, including this one from Leslie Kantor:

“‘Planned Parenthood works to ensure women and their families have access to high-quality nonjudgmental health services free of coercion, supported by information and counseling.’ I almost can’t imagine a more false or dangerous statement. Women are coerced into abortions at Planned Parenthood. Women are not given the full picture of true information. And counseling? Please. What about the women who are damaged – mentally or physically – after abortion? Name me one Planned Parenthood clinic that provides them with post-abortion counseling.” 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.