Pro-Life This Week – November 2, 2018
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Week in Review – The election, 40 Days, PP closure, and ice cream in the news this week.
The pro-life world, as is most of the nation, is focused on next Tuesday and the mid-term elections. Political pundits are all over the map in their predictions about either a Blue (Democrat) Wave or a Red (Republican) Storm. Pro-lifers wonder if there is enough interest that pro-lifers will finally achieve a solid 60 votes in the Senate. And, if they do, will they be able to keep control in the House. Will Planned Parenthood finally be defunded in 2019? We remind all our readers that this will all turn out positive for the babies only if you vote. We need every single registered voter to go to the polls on Tuesday, November 6, and vote for officials who will work to save the lives of the babies. Please, do not stay home.
The Citizens Voice, in Wilkes Barre, PA, reported this week that the Planned Parenthood facility at 64 N. Franklin Street will be vacating the premises by the end of the year. The landlord at the site has decided, for undisclosed reasons, not to renew Planned Parenthood’s lease that runs out at the end of December. Planned Parenthood has been at that location for 84 years but will now need to find other offices.
The Fall Campaign of 40 Days for Life wraps up this Sunday, November 4. Once again, those participating in record numbers this campaign witnessed many lives saved and a growth in their own faith. Although 40 Days runs two official activities a year (in Fall and Spring), more and more of the locations are organizing pro-life activities in their communities in between the two campaigns. Please check with your local leaders to see what is being planned in your area. If you have a Planned Parenthood facility in your area, we encourage you to be prayerfully and peacefully outside that facility at least one day a week. By doing so, you will cause Planned Parenthood employees to be restless and want to change jobs. That is a good thing, not only for the employees but also for the mothers who are being lured into Planned Parenthood by its offer of a quick fix to their prob
FOX News reported this week that Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is back in the news for offering a new flavor ice cream—Pecan Resist. According to the news story, “A pint of Pecan Resist—a chocolate ice cream with white and dark fudge chunks, pecans, walnuts, and fudge-covered almonds that was previously known as New York Super Fudge Chunk—also features a message.”
“Welcome to the resistance,” the message reads. “Together, Pecan Resist! We honor & stand with women, immigrants, people of color, & the millions of activists and allies who are courageously resisting the President’s attack on our values, humanity & environment. We celebrate the diversity of our glorious nation & raise our spoons in solidarity for all Americans.”
This new flavor is not a surprise, as the ice cream company has long been a supporter of Planned Parenthood, Population Services International, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the ACLU. All are pro-abortion organizations.
ALL in the News – The anti-life press, the gender battle, and Sedlak on PP all discussed by ALL this week.
Judie Brown’s commentary this week, Is the Press the Enemy of the People?, takes a hard look at the press and the pro-life movement from the beginning up until today. Her tweet on the subject is telling. “The press has sided with the propagandists who tell us that abortion is a ‘woman’s right’, not an act that kills a person. There is no doubt that the press is the enemy of the people!” Citing the New York Times, USA Today, and Mother Jones, Judie sums up the commentary with this paragraph about NBC:
We find evidence of this even among the networks. NBC reports as fact that the majority of Americans “support abortion rights” and that “legal abortion is safe.” But if NBC were to honestly report on the people who die from abortion, the story would take a totally different turn, since death can hardly be defined as safe for the victim!
Jim Sedlak’s article, Planned Parenthood goes ballistic in gender battle, discusses Planned Parenthood’s reaction to a new HHS proposal that “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth. The sex listed on a person’s birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence.”
A recording of Jim Sedlak’s talk on Planned Parenthood in El Paso, Texas, last week can be viewed on the Facebook pageof the Southwest Coalition for Life.
Jim Sedlak’s Pro-Life Activism from Creation to Deathis a weekly talk-radio program on the Radio Maria USA network. It can be heard live every Friday at noon (Eastern Time) and is repeated on Saturdays (10 PM) and Mondays (10 PM).
Video of the Week – Do you know how to get Planned Parenthood out of your community?
Do you know how to get Planned Parenthood out of your community? Do you know how to block Planned Parenthood from setting up shop in your neighborhood? If Planned Parenthood is coming to town, what do you do?
You call Jim Sedlak at American Life League. He instructs El Paso, Texas, citizens on how to fight Planned Parenthood.
Action Item of the Week – Help bring the joy of adoption to all those around you.
This week we call your attention to the fact that November is National Adoption Awareness Month
Specifically, November 17, 2018, is National Adoption Day. http://www.nationaladoptionday.org/.
As you know, adoption is a positive solution to some of the problems mothers use to justify the abortion of their child. Those who run the adoption campaigns are not only interested in the adoption of newborn babies, but also champion adoption of children in the foster care facilities in their cities.
Our friends at the Culture of Life Studies Program have prepared great blogs for each of the last two years emphasizing the positive effects of adoption.
In November 2016, their blog emphasized the need for “pro-lifers to support parents who choose adoption. Adoption can be expensive and emotionally draining as an adoptive family adjusts to new members. We should also show love and support for birth mothers and fathers who make the sacrifice of allowing their children to be raised by another family. It’s not an easy decision and both sets of parents deserve our support and respect.”
Then, in November 2017, they went a step further. Explaining that “Adoption can sometimes be a hard concept for children to understand, so November is a good month to remind them that we are all adopted sons and daughters of God. God loves us so much that He dreamed about us long before He put us into existence, just like adoptive parents dream about their future children.”
CLSP presented a list of picture books, novels, and movies to help spark conversations in your homeschool, around the family dinner table, or during family movie night this month.
We encourage all of you to take the time this month to learn more about adoption and to pass the information along to friends and family. The more you talk about it, the more normal it will become. That will be good for everyone.
Pro-life Social Media – NARAL: Preventing abortion hurts children.
NARAL Pro-Choice America promotes abortion as the cure-all for the woes of the world. Anything that gets between a mother and her pursuit of a dead child is a threat to mankind. NARAL believes abortion to be so sacred that restricting it causes harm to . . . children.
“The research here is clear. Restricting abortion access doesn’t just harm women. It harms their children as well.” https://t.co/X6xPBCCMZ8
— NARAL (@NARAL) October 30, 2018
“Restricting abortion access . . . harms their children as well.” You know what else hurts children, NARAL? Tearing off their arms and legs.
This is galactic-level dumb.
— American Life League (@AmerLifeLeague) October 31, 2018
Naturally, NARAL got hammered for its horrible tweet.
“The research here is clear. Outlawing murder doesn’t just harm murderers. It harms their victims as well.”
— Reginald Harper (@harperreginald1) October 30, 2018
Did you not think before you tweeted this?
— Andrew Follett (@AndrewCFollett) October 31, 2018
Sooooooo you guys DO know how abortion works… right?
— Regs (@r3gulations) October 31, 2018
@NARAL read your headline again. Very slowly….
— Dan gets it (@danbrickes) October 31, 2018
NARAL is competing against Planned Parenthood in the Lack-of-Self-Awareness Olympics.