The Biden Campaign Cannot Get Away With This…

Below is an urgent appeal from March for Life Action.

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Dear Marcher, 

When pro-abortion judges are nominated to the Federal Courts or the Supreme Court, they purposefully block legislation meant to both protect women’s health and care for pre-born babies. 
 
The next president will likely have the opportunity to nominate multiple justices to the Federal and Supreme Courts, giving them the chance to totally reshape the judiciary. Make no mistake – the courts are in the balance — and should be a critically motivating factor for voters in the upcoming election.  


You may have seen the updated list of potential Supreme Court nominees

President Trump recently released.  Many of the 44 potential nominees, if successfully confirmed, will give legalized abortion the proper judicial scrutiny it deserves. 

President Trump has been able to nominate and confirm over 200 federal judges! These judges are by and large loyal to the Constitution, not seeking to legislate from the bench, but to interpret cases according to our founding document.  

The Biden/Harris campaign is endorsed and financially supported by the abortion industry. Their platform supports the extreme position of abortion until birth, paid for by tax dollars. 

Unlike President Trump, the Biden/Harris campaign has not released a Supreme Court nominee list. 

Contact Your Senators Today


Will Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominees protect the most vulnerable, the unborn, or will they side with the abortion industry?  Will his nominees protect religious liberty and conscience rights or try to force nuns (and the March for Life) to pay for abortion inducing drugs and devices? 

Americans have the right to know the kinds of judges Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will nominate to the Supreme Court.  

Contact Your Senators Today

Will you contact your Senators today to insist that Biden and Harris release their list of Supreme Court nominees? 

The role of the Senate to “advise and consent” is crucial for any Supreme Court nomination. Only when we know who Biden and Harris would nominate can the American public judge for themselves about the future of the judicial system, and their vote in November.

For life,
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Tom McClusky President,
March for Life Action  


P.S. If your Senator is pro-life, your message today will instead be in support of the pro-life nominees that President Trump has named. It is important to thank them as well for the good work they do! March for Life Action.

We Have to Stop this, Right?

Pats letterAbortion.  Why is the very word not associated with child abuse? Culturally across the globe we separate the two.  Abortion is the deliberate killing of a pre-born child as a result of various extenuating circumstances of the mother and father and is deemed allowable.  Child abuse on the other hand is deemed horrendous.  Even the most stoic of visages take on a look of shock, rage or sadness when they hear of abuse at the hands of parents, caregivers or authorities, present or past.  It is rooted out, but there is always more.  More stories, more sadness, more reparations that really don’t repair.

Why is there not the same level of shock, rage or sadness when it comes to abortion?  These are our kids.  What happens to them?   They are denied a first breath and banished to an unknown grave of medical waste.  Should we not be looking out for the smallest and weakest among us?  These children are innocent, beyond reproach and yet time and time again over the years they have been let down by governmental systems, treated cruelly and preyed upon.  Just because we can’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there, that they aren’t worth our time.  Just because they can’t speak doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have a voice as part of their generation.  How can pro-choice politicians rail against all forms of violence, and then acquiesce when it comes to abortion? Do they not see it as a violent form of death? Do they not believe that a newly created life is worthy of dignity and respect?  Do they not understand that killing a child is not necessary to save the mother in a medical emergency.  Science and medicine have offered other options.  They don’t even apologize for it any more.  No more do they pronounce abortion should be safe, legal and rare.  “And rare” was dropped from their vernacular as they capitulated to their political donors and voter base. The pro-choice argument that these children are not “real” until they emerge from the birth canal is old, tired and washed up.  Science has proven each child has her own DNA from conception and a beating heart within the sixth week of the pregnancy.

Should not those in authority be striving diligently political party against political party to limit the cruelty  – or eradicating it – instead of celebrating the expansion of it?  By codifying Roe vs Wade we risk losing the state-level limitations that have been put in place to curb the abuse of these children.  This could lead to unrestricted abortions throughout the full term of a pregnancy; it may allow for abortion centers to not be regulated as medical facilities; and it will allow for a young girl on her own, with no parental or guardian knowledge,  to make a decision she may not fully comprehend, later regret and carry with her throughout her life – yet another form of child abuse.

We cannot and should not allow abortion to be hidden behind the abortion is not healthcareeuphemism of reproductive health care.  Why do candidates who support abortion on demand never mouth the words in public?  Because it makes constituents with a conscience recoil ever so slightly, even if they agree with the premise.  Women’s health care has a positive tone to it.  Abortion invites only an image of a child broken into pieces or washed away in a vacuum.  Who wants their fan base carrying that image away from a rally or when casting their vote?

We have to stop this, right?  Who is looking out for these kids?  These are the questions that always arise in discussions of child abuse. We don’t turn our heads away then and say it’s none of our business. Why are these same questions not raised for a child in the womb?

VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE HOSTED BY STUDENTS FOR LIFE OF AMERICA

The following is from an email blast sent by Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America.

I want to invite you to a special pro-life, virtual event thisTuesday (September 8th) featuring one of Pennsylvania’s pro-life champions!

On Tuesday evening at 6PM EST, can you join Students for Life Action and Drew Murray for a Pro-Life Generation Roundtable on “Pursuing a Post-Roe Pennsylvania?”

Drew is running for Pennsylvania State House District 182, and his opponent is the infamous Brian Sims.

You remember PA Representative Sims right? He made headlines last year for harassing two young girls, Students for Life members, as they prayed outside of a Planned Parenthood facility in his Philadelphia district.

Drew has a solid pro-life record and will surely be an unwavering ally for the preborn if elected to the Pennsylvania State House. So, we would love for you to meet him and have the opportunity to ask him any questions you may have.

To register for the Pro-Life Generation PA Roundtable with Drew Murrayjust click here.

At Students for Life Action, we are committed to enacting pro-life policies that will uphold the rights of the pre-born in Pennsylvania and working towards that day when abortion is unthinkable and illegal..

I hope you can join us this Tuesday, Sept 8th at 6pm EST!

ABBY JOHNSON SHARES REALITY OF ABORTION DURING REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION

The recap of the Republican National Convention continues. This time we highlight Abby Johnson.

Abby Johnson is no stranger to pro-lifers and pro-abortion mobs alike. Her biopic came out last year, based on a memoir she wrote on how she led the #WalkAway movement from the abortion industry.

Here’s her full speech from the convention here.

Planned Parenthood Uses Weapons of Lies and Deceptions in the War Against Mothers and their Unborn Babies

From Terry Noble, Voices for Life Blog

Before 1973, Planned Parenthood knew they had to convince Americans that women had a right to abortion. PP realized Congress would never pass a law legalizing abortion. They set on a path paved with lies and deception which led to the Roe v Wade US Supreme Court Decision to make abortion legal in all 50 states. To this day, PP continues to promote abortion by continuing to use deceptive language and outright lies.

Roe v Wade

Regarding deception, Planned Parenthood used Norma McCorvey, (Jane Roe) a vulnerable pregnant women to make their case for abortion based on a lie that she was raped. View her story here.

Deceptive Language

Planned Parenthood began a mission to change language to continue to give abortion legitimacy to convince women that abortion was her right.

PP used language to dehumanize a child in the womb. An ‘unborn baby, became a blob of cells, products of conception, zygote, embryo, fetus. Using the term ‘baby’ is forbidden inside PP walls when ‘counselors’ are convincing a pregnant mom that abortion is the right decision.

The ‘Right to Life’ in the Declaration of Independence was replaced with the ‘Right to Choose’. The deception is they never complete that phrase. The right to choose what? Where to choose to live, work, vacation, etc. None of these, but the right to choose death for an unborn child. The mantra, ‘my body, my choice’ became the constant refrain from radical feminists.

Ultrasound

One of the most powerful tools in this battle for life is the ultrasound. PP has to determine the gestational age and size of the baby. This helps the abortionist determine the method to be used in killing the baby. View various methods of abortion here. PP will never show the sonogram to the mother as the baby moves within her womb. The reason? Pregnancy Crisis Centers know that when they show a mother her baby in the ultrasound, up to 80% choose life.

Abortion Alternative Counseling

Post abortive women have recounted the lack of counseling concerning alternatives to abortion, including referral to pregnancy centers, mothers homes and adoption.* Because abortion is PP’s big money maker, dissuading a pregnant woman is not encouraged.

*There are over 3,000 Pregnancy Care Centers across our nation offering free services. Adoption services, local pregnancy care centers and comprehensive help with housing, clothing, education, and child care are available in every state.

Mammograms

The lie that PP does mammograms has been disproved. Source

Health Care

Since the main business of PP is abortion, the deceptive term ‘women’s health care’ is a feel good phrase to convince women that PP is an organization they can trust in a crisis pregnancy.

 

Humanizing Children of Abortion

prolifephoto“When headlines say a hundred thousand people are killed, whether in battle, by earthquake, flood, or atom bomb, the human mind refuses to react to mathematics.” (Lewis Gannett, New York Herald Tribune, 1946)

Back in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s both Bill and Hillary Clinton were quoted as saying abortion “should be safe, legal and rare”.   By the 2016 presidential elections, the word “rare” was dropped from the Democratic machine’s talking points.  Abortion activists such as Lauren Rankin have been critical of Democrats using the word “rare” as she believes it stigmatizes abortion as a bad thing.  From where the baby lies, Lauren, it IS a bad thing.

There have been over 60,000,000 abortions in the U.S. since Roe v Wade in 1973.  If there were 60,000,000 red diamonds would it still be a rare stone?

The statistics of this “rare” procedure are available from a myriad of sources. Abortion by gender, abortion by state, abortion by facility, abortion by gestational period. But all that data does not give us what we need to humanize these 60,000,000 lives that were aborted from sea-to-shining-sea.

In the book, Fall and Rise The Story of 9/11, the author, Mitchell Zuckoff looks back on the tragedy of 9/11 through the eyes of family members and friends of the almost 3,000 people that were killed.  We have intimate stories of what people did the weekend prior to the tragedy that would befall them, what people said on the phone to their loved ones as they waited for help that could not come, the brutal job of identifying even the smallest piece of a human life so a spouse, parent or child could have something to memorialize.  The 3,000 became more than a number.  We had faces, names and stories to associate with them, thereby personalizing a statistic.

We do not have even the slightest bit of information or a tiny bit of remains from these 60,000,000 sacrifices.  The vacuum aspiration machine (or forceps and curette) quickly and efficiently does its job. The Biohazardous Waste Disposal truck handles the rest.  And our newly crowned celebrity couple of Biden/Harris are not only fine with how that all works, but celebrate it as a right. No fuss, no muss, no human-interest stories. Nothing and no one to see here. Move along.prolifephoto2

Whenever we have an opportunity to publicly voice our concerns for the abortion of all the generations of boys and girls past, present, and sadly, future, let us try to refer to their lives as we would our own family members.  Examples:   March for Our Unborn Children.  Right to Her Life or Right to His Life.   Their Lives Should Count.  Stop Aborting Children. Unborn Boys and Girls.  Choose Life for Me.  Defend life for All Boys and Girls. Her Life matters.  His life matters.  Their lives matter.

No one wants to go through life being invisible so let us ensure these small but very valuable and most vulnerable sisters and brothers of ours are acknowledged as best we can.  Let us start making it personal, because it is.

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Pregnancy & Assistance Resources:

Community Women’s Center of America: 215-826-8090

A Baby’s Breath:  484 571-5540

Post Abortive Assistance:

Rachel’s Vineyard: 877-467-3463

When Does Life Matter?

developmentphotoBlack/Blue/All… Lives Matter.  We have been following the discourse on this issue through the summer of 2020.  My question is not about the adjective that precedes which lives matter.  My question is: When does a life matter?

The United States Supreme Court in 1973 recognized a constitutional right to abortion, but held that states could prohibit abortion after fetal viability—the point at which a fetus can sustain life outside the womb—if their policies met certain requirements.

As science and technology have progressed and as pro-life advocates have worked to restrict abortion in a world where moral and ethical boundaries are vanishing, we acquired state-by-state rules determining when during the gestational period abortions can be performed. And many states legislators are in a constant battle to remove these restrictions, thereby making abortions more accessible during the length of a pregnancy.

And now with a November 2020 presidential election looming the Democratic candidate, Joseph Biden, Jr. has determined when a life matters – and a life in the womb didn’t make the cut.

“Biden will work to codify Roe v. Wade, and his Justice Department will do everything in its power to stop the rash of state laws that so blatantly violate Roe v. Wade.”(source: https://joebiden.com/womens-agenda/)

Codifying Roe v. Wade would take the question of safe* and legal abortion out of the Supreme Court’s hands by passing legislation in Congress that guarantees women in every state the right to unfettered access to abortion.

Unfettered access means abortion on demand – no restrictions.

Now that we have the terminology and definitions out of the way, let’s try to understand what “when does a life matter” means.  There are voters that likely do not know what their particular state’s restrictions are on abortion – of if there are any. There are voters who may think that it’s not terrible to end a pregnancy in the 1st trimester (no one is really getting hurt) and they can’t “see” anything at this point.   But there is a lot going on in those first, second and third trimesters**:

Conception

Fertilization happens when a sperm meets and penetrates an egg. It’s also called conception. At this moment, the genetic makeup is complete, including the sex of the baby. Within about three days after conception, the fertilized egg is dividing very fast into many cells.

Development at 4 Weeks

At this point the baby is developing the structures that will eventually form his face and neck. The heart and blood vessels continue to develop. And the lungs, stomach, and liver start to develop

Development at 8 Weeks

The baby is now a little over half an inch in size. Eyelids and ears are forming, and you can see the tip of the nose. The arms and legs are well formed. The fingers and toes grow longer and more distinct.

Development at 12 Weeks

The baby measures about 2 inches and starts to make its own movements. Your doctor may hear the baby’s heartbeat with special instruments. The sex organs of the baby should start to become clear.

Development at 16 Weeks

The baby now measures about 4.3 to 4.6 inches and weighs about 3.5 ounces. The baby’s eyes can blink and the heart and blood vessels are fully formed. The baby’s fingers and toes have fingerprints.

Development at 20 Weeks

The baby weighs about 10 ounces and is a little more than 6 inches long. The baby can suck a thumb, yawn, stretch, and make faces. Soon — if you haven’t already — you’ll feel your baby move, which is called “quickening.”

An ultrasound will show the baby’s heartbeat and movement of its body, arms, and leg. You can usually find out whether it’s a boy or a girl at 20 weeks.

Development at 24 Weeks

The baby weighs about 1.4 pounds now and responds to sounds by moving or increasing his pulse. You may notice jerking motions if he hiccups. With the inner ear fully developed, the baby may be able to sense being upside down in the womb.

Development at 28 Weeks

The baby weighs about 2 pounds, 6 ounces, and changes position often at this point in pregnancy. If you had to deliver prematurely now, there is a good chance the baby would survive.

Development at 32 Weeks

The baby weighs almost 4 pounds and is moving around often. The baby’s skin has fewer wrinkles as a layer of fat starts to form under the skin. Between now and delivery, your baby will gain up to half his birth weight.

Development at 36 Weeks

On average, a baby at this stage is about 18.5 inches and weighs close to 6 pounds. The brain has been developing rapidly. Lungs are nearly fully developed. 

Birth!

A mother’s due date marks the end of her 40th week. The delivery date is calculated using the first day of her last period. Based on this, pregnancy can last between 38 and 42 weeks with a full-term delivery happening around 40 weeks.

In my home state of Pennsylvania, abortions can be done up to 24 weeks. Thus, the when a life does not matter,  meaning that a child can be aborted legally even though she has her own DNA, her own heartbeat and her own fingerprints which distinguish her from any other human being, including her mother.

So, when do most Americans start to feel squeamish about abortion or do they at all?  Is snuffing out a fingerprint acceptable, but maybe not a heartbeat? Does a nose formation leave them lukewarm but a blinking eye is another story?  And when does “on demand” take some intestinal fortitude to agree with?  If a premature baby can be cared for and expected to survive at 28 weeks, does our nation really feel collectively that it is none of our business if the same child can be aborted should the law be codified and restrictions removed.  Is silence – or  voting in favor of it – approval?

These babies with moving eyes and lips, beating hearts and individual DNA structure are vulnerable in that they are relying on parents, doctors, nurses and the rest of us to advocate for their right to their own life. A life they were intended to live.  A life other children get to live.  A life each of us had the opportunity to live once free of the umbilical cord.   They can’t yet speak, they can’t yet hold a sign, they don’t have a symbolic flag to wave, they can’t yet march in a protest.  When does their life matter? Sadder yet, When doesn’t their life matter?

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Notes:

*an abortion is never safe  – at least one life is guaranteed to be ended and the other may be physically and/or emotionally wounded.

**( Source: WebMD | Reviewed by Dan Brennan, MD on February 23, 2019)

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Pregnancy & Assistance Resources:

Community Women’s Center of America: 215-826-8090

A Baby’s Breath:  484 571-5540

Post Abortive Assistance:

Rachel’s Vineyard: 877-467-3463

 

 

Planned Parenthood Uses Weapons of Lies and Deceptions in the War Against Mothers and their Unborn Babies

Before 1973, Planned Parenthood knew they had to convince Americans that women had a right to abortion. PP realized Congress would never pass a law legalizing abortion. They set on a path paved with lies and deception which led to the Roe v Wade US Supreme Court Decision to make abortion legal in all 50 states. To this day, PP continues to promote abortion by continuing to use deceptive language and outright lies.

Roe v Wade

Regarding deception, Planned Parenthood used Norma McCorvey, (Jane Roe) a vulnerable pregnant women to make their case for abortion based on a lie that she was raped. View her story here.

Deceptive Language

Planned Parenthood began a mission to change language to continue to give abortion legitimacy to convince women that abortion was her right.

PP used language to dehumanize a child in the womb. An ‘unborn baby, became a blob of cells, products of conception, zygote, embryo, fetus. Using the term ‘baby’ is forbidden inside PP walls when ‘counselors’ are convincing a pregnant mom that abortion is the right decision.

The ‘Right to Life’ in the Declaration of Independence was replaced with the ‘Right to Choose’. The deception is they never complete that phrase. The right to choose what? Where to choose to live, work, vacation, etc. None of these, but the right to choose death for an unborn child. The mantra, ‘my body, my choice’ became the constant refrain from radical feminists.

Ultrasound

One of the most powerful tools in this battle for life is the ultrasound. PP has to determine the gestational age and size of the baby. This helps the abortionist determine the method to be used in killing the baby. View various methods of abortion here. PP will never show the sonogram to the mother as the baby moves within her womb. The reason? Pregnancy Crisis Centers know that when they show a mother her baby in the ultrasound, up to 80% choose life.

Abortion Alternative Counseling

Post abortive women have recounted the lack of counseling concerning alternatives to abortion, including referral to pregnancy centers, mothers homes and adoption.* Because abortion is PP’s big money maker, dissuading a pregnant woman is not encouraged.

*There are over 3,000 Pregnancy Care Centers across our nation offering free services. Adoption services, local pregnancy care centers and comprehensive help with housing, clothing, education, and child care are available in every state.

Mammograms

The lie that PP does mammograms has been disproved. Source

Health Care

Since the main business of PP is abortion, the deceptive term ‘women’s health care’ is a feel good phrase to convince women that PP is an organization they can trust in a crisis pregnancy.

 

Paid Opportunity to Knock On Doors For the Election

The following is from an email blast sent by Fr. Frank Pavone.

I have some exciting news from our friends at The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), a key political pro-life group.

As you may know, they are longtime friends and allies of ours in the effort to elect pro-life candidates and inform pro-life voters.

Right now, they are looking for people willing to go door-to-door in their community to a targeted list of voters to ask them some simple questions and give them some helpful information to equip them for voting.

SBA List will train those who want to do this, provide the talking points and the information, and provide the specific, pre-selected homes to visit.

Those who do this are paid $10-$15 per hour depending on state and are reimbursed $0.30/mile for their travels. Hours are flexible (up to 40 hours per week). Other incentives are offered. 

Participants must be 16 or older, able to abide by strict daily reporting requirements, and in harmony with a pro-life mission.

You may learn more and sign up at https://www.sba-list.org/join-field-team. If you have further questions you can contact Laurie Lee at 501-258-6353 or Laurie@SBAListField.org.

The target states right now are the following, and if you know people in some of these other states who may also be interested, please feel free to pass this email on to them!

Florida
Pennsylvania
Arizona
Texas
Montana
Michigan
North Carolina
Wisconsin

The Silence of the Shepherds on Abortion: Deafening and Deadly

For far too long the church has allowed the culture to dictate the rules of engagement. Instead of being the shaper of culture, we are shaped by the culture.

Sean Martin
Sean Martin is Senior Director of Church Outreach at Human Coalition.

The following is an article authored by Sean Martin, Sr. Director of Church Outreach at Human Coalition and published in the Christian Post.  Sean and his wife Jill are parents to 11 children, 9 of whom are adopted.  

Last year, LifeWay Research found that a staggering 76 percent of women report that local churches had no influence on their decision to abort their children. Also alarming? Fourteen percent of women surveyed indicated that their local church either encouraged, paid for, or assisted in some way with the procurement of the abortion.

Likewise, a survey conducted by the Barna Group reveals some convicting facts about the abortion conversation in our churches. The survey, conducted between December, 2015, and January, 2016, found that only 1 in 10 Protestant pastors reported preaching on the pro-life cause in the last 6 months. This is an arresting figure considering the women sitting in the congregation on Sunday are just as likely to undergo abortions as women walking by outside on the street. For far too long the church has allowed the culture to dictate the rules of engagement. Instead of being the shaper of culture, we are shaped by the culture.

In his book, “Deliver Us From Abortion,” Human Coalition President Brian Fisher examined the posture of America’s most well-attended churches toward abortion and what they are doing to end the abortion holocaust. Many American churches, Fisher found, changed their official stances and attitudes toward abortion contemporaneous to the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions (in 1973) which removed all previously existing restrictions on abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. Instead of maintaining Biblical and philosophical integrity on abortion, Christian churches kowtowed to a popular agenda. And countless families have paid the price for this betrayal.

When their church leaders fail to affirm the dignity of life and moral evil of abortion, it’s no wonder Christian women are as susceptible to the abortion industry as others. The church’s posture of silence is counter-intuitive for leaders ostensibly committed to preaching the Gospel of Christ — a Gospel of compassion, justice, and care for the most vulnerable in society.

The reality is that many churches have spent decades sitting on the sidelines of the abortion debate, and even adopting stances on the issue in stark opposition to Biblical principles. Until recently, for example, the United Methodist Church maintained that “tragic conflicts of life with life may justify abortion, and in such cases we support the legal option of abortion […]” How many church-going Methodist women were betrayed by abortion because their church failed to affirm the innate value of both the mother and her unborn child?

And the problem does not end at the pulpit. Only 2 percent of mainline Protestant pastors told the Barna Group that their church had its own pro-life programs and/or activities. This suggests that conversations about abortion are simply not happening within our churches. Our churches have food pantries, ministries to the sick and homebound, missionary outreach to peoples who do not know Christ. We are clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, and spreading the Gospel all in a bubble sanitized of the evil that is ravaging the women and families in our very pews. We must hold our churches to a higher standard.

So here’s a challenge to you: ask your pastor to preach about abortion. Start a pro-life ministry at your church. If you are a pastor in need of guidance for engaging your church in the abortion conversation or a churchgoer who needs resources for spearheading pro-life outreach in your church community, contact Human Coalition’s Church Outreach team. We’ll be with you every step of the way.

Sean Martin is a husband to Jill and father to 11 children, 9 of whom are adopted. He has pastored churches for 15 years and now serves as the Senior Director of Church Outreach for Human Coalition. Human Coalition is one of the largest pro-life organizations in the country, committed to ending abortion in America by rescuing children and serving families in key, abortion-riddled communities nationwide.

Website: Christian Post