The Presidential Record on Life

 

President Trump

Below is a document put together by the National Right to Life on President Trump’s record on pro-life issues.  We ask that you please share this document with all your pro-life friends on social media and via email.  And let’s keep President Trump, his family and his administration in our prayers.

 

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So How do You Start a Productive Conversation on Abortion?

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The following was posted on National Right to Life website.   Maria V. Gallagher, the author of this article is Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

Editor’s note. Periodically I ask people how to approach men and women who on the issue of abortion reside in what might be called “the borderline” (to borrow from Philip Yancey in another context). They are in neither camp but are open to persuasion. One of the people I asked was Maria.

It’s an intriguing proposition to do a little bit of mental role-playing and contemplate what I would say to an individual who has never been engaged on the abortion issue.
I suppose it’s all the more interesting since I was once that individual.

I would say the most important decision when engaging such a person is to be committed to being friendly, non-confrontational, and winsome. A smile can be one of the greatest communication tools we have.

I suppose I would begin with a definition of terms, since that is sorely missing in modern media. What is abortion? The individual might have heard it defined as a “woman’s right,” but what is it, exactly? I would explain that it is the taking of an innocent, unrepeatable human life, absolutely distinct from the mother with separate DNA

At this point, I would entertain questions, which I would surmise would begin with, “But when does life begin?” It certainly could not be after the first trimester, I would argue, because by then the baby is fully formed. Does it begin with brain waves (43 days after conception)? A beating heart (24 days after conception)? The development of the eyes—the windows to the soul (19 days)? It is difficult to use a single developmental milestone as the starting point, so we must begin at the true beginning—conception

I might then pose some numerical questions—without a significant amount of math being required. For instance, how many abortions does the individual think occur each year? [1] And how many since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion throughout pregnancy? [2

It has been my experience that few people know the correct answers to these questions. They aren’t the sort of facts you find on a network news website or in a text alert from your local TV news department. But I have seen the reactions to these numbers—and normally, people are quite startled by the magnitude

I would then ask if the individual has ever seen an ultrasound picture of an unborn baby. If so, what did he or she see? Was it surprising at all? If not, knowing that pictures can often speak more eloquently than I can, I would share some ultrasound images and watch the individual’s eyes light up.

My attention would then turn to the testimony I have heard from women who have had abortions and who now regret them—the “dissatisfied customers” of the abortion industry, so to speak. The heartache of losing a child and not being given permission to grieve openly. The callousness of the abortion center staff. The pain—both physical and emotional—of a procedure advertised as being as harmless as tooth removal. The grief of knowing that a life has ended when it could have been saved.

I would ask if I could follow up with some additional information that the individual could read for himself or herself—privately and pressure-free. For I think that everyone has to have time to assess and analyze the full impact of abortion—not just on their lives, but on millions of lives around the globe.

That’s the method I followed—and it led me from being a hardened pro-choice journalist to serving as a passionate defender of the right to life. If someone was able to penetrate the walls that kept me away from the abortion issue, I figure anyone can cross over to the pro-life side.

[1] “Approximately 862,320 abortions were performed in 2017,” according to the Guttmacher Institute
[2] Over 61 million.

Website: National Right to Life

Urgent! Please Contact Your US House Representative Today on the ERA

Please read the information below from National Right to Life  and take the necessary actions. The US House of Representatives is set to vote on this dangerous resolution on February 11 or 12th to ratify the anti-life Equal Rights Amendment.  Links are provided for you to contact your US House Representative.  Please also share this post with all your pro-life family and friends.  

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WASHINGTON (Feb. 4, 2020) Trampling over constitutional requirements, the Democratic leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives on February 12 or 13 will bring to the House floor a resolution that – if the federal courts allow it – inserts the 1972 “Equal Rights Amendment” (ERA) into the U.S. Constitution. 

The resolution (House Joint Resolution 79, or H.J. Res. 79) is intended to nullify the 7-year ratification deadline that Congress attached to the ERA, which expired in 1979 — thereby allowing recognition of recent “ratifications” by Nevada, Illinois, and Virginia, and inviting a declaration that the ERA is part of the U.S. Constitution.

Pro-life legal experts fear, and pro-abortion leaders proclaim, that the ERA would entrench “abortion rights” in the constitutional text forever, and would result in the invalidation of hundreds of state laws protecting unborn children or regulating abortion — based on the legal argument that these laws affect men and women differently, and therefore violate the ERA.

The congressional Democratic leaders insist that H.J. Res. 79 does not require the President’s signature, and that it can become law with simple majority votes in each house of Congress!


This is what must be done immediately:

1. Call both the Washington, D.C. and local office of your U.S. House member – urge him or her to oppose the ERA and to oppose House Joint Resolution 79.  You can obtain both the Washington, D.C. and home-district office phone numbers of your House member on the NRLC Legislative Action Center website – simply enter your zip code where it says “Find Your Elected Officials.” You can also reach the D.C. offices by calling the Capitol Switchboard, 202-225-3121, and giving your zip code.

2.Send an email to your U.S. House member via the NRLC Legislative Action Center website here.  After you enter your zip code, you will see the identity of your U.S. House member, and a suggested email message against the ERA that has been prepared for you, which you can modify as you wish.  Using this method to send an email takes just takes a few minutes.  But, please do not neglect to make the phone calls first! – because congressional offices generally take a flood of phone calls more seriously than a flood of emails.

For regular updates on important developments pertaining to the Equal Rights Amendment, in Congress and in the courts, follow the Twitter accounts @nrlc and @ERA_No_Shortcuts

For more details, see here.