Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Prayer Warriors, we have got to e-mail and respond to the Conscience Clause by April 9th!!!

Pro-Life Advocates Can Respond to Obama Dumping Abortion Conscience Clause

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 10
, 2009

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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- After waiting for the Obama administration to fix an email issue, pro-life advocates can now respond to President Barack Obama's decision to dump the Provider Conscience Clause. That is the regulation President Bush put in place to protect doctors and medical centers not wanting to do abortions.

Three different federal laws provide legal protections for medical professionals. After determining those laws were not always followed by local governments and some medical centers, the Bush administration sought to strengthen them.

The Bush administration put the rules in place to require a written agreement to follow the conscience laws and gave victims better access to federal employment discrimination agencies to consider legal action if their rights were violated.

Relying on claims from leading pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood, Obama instructed his administration to overturn the new rules.

The Obama administration published its proposal and provided an email address the public could use to comment on his plan to dump the rule. The email address has not been working since it was first made public last Friday.

That has changed and, now, pro-life advocates can express their opposition to the Obama proposal by emailing proposedrescission@hhs.gov. The deadline for submitting comments is April 9.

Pro-life advocates tell LifeNews.com that the proposed rescission of the Provider Conscience Clause was posted online on Friday but was not printed until today, which left the Obama administration with a published email address not working for days after the initial announcement.

Comments may be submitted electronically on the Web site www.Regulations.gov (by entering 0991-AB49 in the search box).

By mail, one original and two copies of written comments may be sent to: Office of Public Health and Science, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: Rescission Proposal Comments, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 716G, Washington, DC 20201.

Despite the problems, several pro-life leaders are working to generate comments against the Obama plan to scrap protections for pro-life doctors and medical centers.

The newly-developed Freedom2Care Coalition will be putting together a web site and asking people to visit it to participate in various ways to help oppose the Obama proposal.

The group will be focusing on Health and Human Services and then expanding to reach members of Congress with opposition to the Obama plan.

Meanwhile, Rep. John Fleming, MD, a Republican congressman from Louisiana, is asking members of Congress to join him in signing a letter that urges President Obama not to rescind the regulation. The letter is expected to be delivered to the president shortly before the comment deadline.

Sen. Tom Coburn, MD, an Oklahoma senator, is circulating a similar letter in the Senate that will be sent to Obama early next week.

Click on highlighted areas in article for the information and to send an email.

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Freedom 2 Care for more information!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Prayer Warriors!! You gotta read this!!!
taken from Jill Stanek's blog

March 30, 2009

Rush Limbaugh: Obama vs. Notre Dame's Touchdown Jesus

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My Mom told me Rush spoke on his show Friday about President Abortion's votes against Born Alive while state senator in conjunction with Notre Dame inviting him to speak at its commencement.

Thankfully, reader Jeff G. sent me the transcript. Rush got the concept right, although Obama voted 4x against Born Alive, not 3...

The Most Anti-Life President in US History to Speak at Notre Dame

March 27, 2009


RUSH: This Notre Dame business, I have to admit that I'm perplexed. Notre Dame is what? Notre Dame is the only university that I know of that has a giant mosaic of Jesus overlooking the football field, with arms up-spread as though Jesus is signaling touchdown. That's why they call it Touchdown Jesus at Notre Dame. They're a Catholic school.

touchdown jesus.jpgThey have a tradition of inviting new presidents to deliver the commencement address -- and so they invited, in the spirit of this tradition, President Obama. Now, as we know, the Catholic Church's official position on life is...LIFE. The official position on life is not abortion or "choice" or anything of the sort.

I know this is going to perhaps be offensive to some of you who are new to the program, but the truth is the truth, and this program is about truth. We attempt to find the truth. We secure the truth on this program, and the truth is, that President Obama -- by virtue of his votes, as a member of the Illinois Senate, and as a member of the United States Senate - is perhaps the most anti-life president.

Well, there's no question. He is the most anti-life president we have had in American history. This is a man who three times voted for infanticide in Illinois. He tried to excuse it any number of ways, but this is a man who voted three times, that if a baby survives an abortion, it may still be killed because of the mother's original intent to abort it.

If the abortion is botched, the doctor can go ahead and complete the job outside the womb. He voted for it three times. I don't care what your position on abortion is, but now we're not talking about abortion, not when the child has been born outside the womb and is alive. And Obama voted three times to support the notion of infanticide....

The pro-abort crowd is a militant ideological group of people to whom abortion is a political advancement. It's a political achievement. It's rooted in feminism and liberalism, which is also inexorably linked. He has taken steps every chance he's gotten to make abortion easier.

His nomination of Kathleen Sebelius... Well, his whole administration is made up of these people. I'm not Catholic, but I look at this and say, "This doesn't make any sense. This does not pass the common sense test." I understand the tradition of inviting newly elected presidents. I understand the historical nature of President Obama's election. I understand all of that. But do none of our institutions value their principles anymore or their core beliefs or their religious foundations? Are they so easily discarded for public relations or political correctness? You know what's even more stunning to me? This is -- and I say this happily. What's even more stunning is the degree to which this is being protested there, by students.

Now, some students are just upset that the whole commencement is going to become a circus because of this, but some of them are upset over the substance of it. There are a lot of Catholics who are upset about this. There are also a lot of Catholics who voted for Obama, knowing full-well everything that I just told you. But in an era where principles, core believes, and the essence of one's being are so casually discarded, it is a shock to me to see something as venerable at Notre Dame University cast theirs aside for reasons of comparatively no substance. Political correctness, tradition. Does not the tradition of having the newly elected president do your commencement address pale in comparison to the foundational building blocks of the university and the church on which it's founded? Are they going to have to cover up Touchdown Jesus the day Obama makes his speech? How could they not?


RUSH: One more thing about this Notre Dame business. You know, ladies and gentlemen, it's not just that Obama has the most outrageous anti-life record and agenda of any president in history, it is that they're going to give him an honorary degree. There are some people who wouldn't really care about the commencement, but the honorary degree, that's sending other people over the top. Of course, the honorary degree is automatic for a president showing up to do the commencement address. There's a lot going on behind the scenes at Notre Dame. Protests are being planned. Some faculty and former faculty are really mad about it, but they're not going public yet. Notre Dame is not backing down on any of this. The times when people stand to assert their principles just boggles my mind. Now, here's something else. For those of you -- Protestants and Catholics alike, and even you Jewish people, I mean everybody, while all this is going on, you need to know that the Obama administration is now thinking of rescinding what's called the "conscious clause."

Right now 15% of American hospitals are Catholic hospitals. Rescinding the conscious clause, this is currently under comment period 'til April 9th, of all days, that's Good Friday, or close to, bad Thursday, whatever. The comment period here going on until April 9th, if they rescind the conscious clause, if you've never heard of it, you'll understand what it is here in mere moments -- rescinding the conscious clause would force Catholic and religious pro-life health professionals to seek other careers, possibly shut down Catholic hospitals that would refuse to provide abortion services. Rescinding the clause would require Catholic hospitals to perform abortions. Now, we wonder how this fits with the universal health care message. So while the Obama administration is actually thinking of rescinding the conscious clause -- the conscious clause means that I can't willingly perform an abortion because of my conscience, I'm Catholic. Catholic doctors have an exemption right now, federally funded places. That's going to be taken away, they're thinking of taking it away forcing Catholic and religious pro-life health professionals, people, to seek other careers and maybe shut down some Catholic hospitals. All this and Notre Dame is not backing down. Notre Dame is holding firm to their invitation.


posted on March 30, 2009 2:32 PM

For more information on the Conscious Clause, click here on Freedom 2 Care. There is so much that President Obama is changing and so fast, that we have got to keep our eyes and ears open!! We have also got to keep those around us informed. Getting the information out to people is vital. If there is not a Pro Life Ministry in your church, think about starting one to keep people informed of what is going on!! Everything we do exposes the lies! Keep going prayer warriors!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

40 days for Life Article featured at Life News!!

National 40 Days for Life Campaign Sees Abortion Centers Temporarily Closing

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 29, 2009

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- For abortion center staff who don't want to face the prospect of going to work with dozens of pro-life advocates outside their facility, temporarily closing is the next best thing. That's what two abortion centers in Austin, Texas and Jacksonville, Florida have done in the face of community opposition.

"I've heard from numerous 40 Days for Life vigil coordinators that on certain days, every one of the abortion center's patients left without having an abortion," 40 Days director Shawn Carney told LifeNews.com.

How does he know the abortions didn't take place?

"Because the clinic was closed. Locked tight -- nobody home," he said.

A pro-life advocate named Pat reports that as many as 50 people are praying and educating people outside a Planned Parenthood abortion business in Jacksonville. When they see the pro-life advocates at the center, women considering an abortion decide otherwise.

"Many cars will drive in, make a U-turn -- and keep going out," she said.

Carney comments: "Because of the pro-life presence at Planned Parenthood, these women went someplace else -- a pro-life pregnancy center -- where they saw ultrasound images of their children and chose life for their babies instead of abortion."

Another group of women came for their appointments for abortions the next Saturday, but, this time, Planned Parenthood shut down for the day due to the lack of customers the week prior.

"Many of these people don't know Jacksonville so they didn't know to drive two miles to the next abortionist, they just went home," Pat said.

Pat says the results are prompting pro-life advocates to make a commitment to be present outside the abortion center to deter even more abortions.

"We already know we will return to honor Planned Parenthood with our presence in the fall," she said. "They are definitely unhappy. I think their profits may be down. I know our spirits are up."

Shawn also informs LifeNews.com of a pro-life advocate named Elizabeth in Austin, Texas who has worked with others and has seen an abortion center there close down two Sundays in a row when abortions were scheduled thanks to the 40 Days campaign.

"With the clinic not opening its gates for clients at all last Sunday that makes two Sundays that the clinic did not harm women and abort children," she said. "Even though we do not need to see the fruits of our labor to know we are doing what God wants, it sure is unbelievably encouraging."

Elizabeth says 450 pro-life people are participating in the Spring campaign and that has resulted in lives saved.

Carney says the results show that a peaceful, prayerful presence at abortion centers is effective in saving unborn children from abortion and helping women avoid a decision they will regret the rest of their lives.

"I know I've said this before, and I'll say it again and again: being there makes a difference," he said. "Being there on a regular basis makes a bigger difference. Being there on a regular basis in large numbers makes an incredible difference."

Related web sites:
40 Days for Life - http://40daysforlife.com

This is absolutely wonderful!! Please realize prayer warriors that every moment of your presence in front of the clinics has a huge effect on what goes on behind their doors, and the women going to get the abortions! It does matter! It does help! We are making progress!!! Every little prayer means a lot!! Every small thing done helps in a huge way! Keep going, keep going!!! All of you are so important in this movement! Pam

Friday, March 27, 2009

March 31!! Very Important Day!!

It's the red envelope day! The day we send red envelopes to President Obama to let him know that we stand for LIFE! It's everything we are praying for and doing!! Please click here on Red Envelope Project to get the address and other information! Even if you run a day behind just do it!!! You can go to the Dollar Store and get a pack of invitations that have red envelopes for 1.00! Thanks my prayer warrior friends!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

30 Days and 256 Babies Saved!!

Ten more days to go in this campaign, but let's not stop praying! Hopefully, we will all continue to pray at home and at the clinic. We are starting a Pro Life group at our church, and one of the things I am recommending is that we pick one day a month to pray at the clinic. Also, to sponsor a Crisis Pregnancy Center, and arrange a collection for their needs, once a month. Something simple, but effective. Those are my two favorite words...simple and effective!

Went to pray at the clinic today with Carol, my friend from church. I love going to pray, because something always happens! Upon arrival, there were three ladies praying from Wake Forest - Lynn, Linda, and Sandy. We prayed for awhile and then we watched as the man from the water department came and tagged the abortion clinic's water. I had no clue of what was going on, but Lynn was ecstatic! She had been praying for the clinic's utilities to be shut off! You gotta admit, that was pretty awesome, because the tagging meant their water bill had not been paid and would be shut off if not paid within a certain number of days! Isn't it great how something so little we know is of God! For He is sovereign! Jessica was there and commented on God's sense of humor! Sometimes we all need a good chuckle! We got a chance to stand around and talk for a few minutes, and Lynn blessed me with her Silent No More sign that states "We Regret our Abortions". I had been wanting one of those. The lies of this movement are astronomical, and so cleverly hidden with words that sound good, like "protecting a woman's reproductive health". You know what that says? " The right to kill her unborn baby". Point blank. So the more I am in this movement, the more I want to scream out they are lying! The abortions will destroy the woman's life and those around her! They are lies from the pit of hell, for nobody beats God. No woman kills her unborn child, takes a life that God has created in her, and then reaps NO CONSEQUENCES. A woman can say all day that her abortion didn't hurt her or change her life, but I bet if you take a good look at her life, you will see otherwise...for denial can be a temporary shield of protection, but it isn't truth....

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Some encouragement my fellow Prayer Warriors!!!

Just posted today on Jill Stanek's blog.

11 Notre Dame Student Groups repudiate Jenkins/Obama

The number of petition signers at NotreDameScandal.com has grown to 135k,

Meanwhile 11 Notre Dame student groups have formed a coalition repudiating the University for inviting Obama. They released a harsh statement today:

In defense of the unborn, we wish to express our deepest opposition to Reverend John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.'s invitation of President Barack Obama to be the... principal commencement speaker and the recipient of an honorary degree. Our objection is not a matter of political partisanship, but of President Obama's hostility to the Catholic Church's teachings on the sanctity of human life at its earliest stages....

We cannot sit by idly while the University honors someone who believes that an entire class of human beings is undeserving of the most basic of all legal rights, the right to live....

It is a great irony that the University has chosen to award President Obama an honorary law degree. As the oldest Catholic law school in the country, the Notre Dame Law School states that its mission is "to facilitate greater understanding of and commitment to the relationship between law and social justice." The social justice issue of our day is the deliberate, legal attack on the most vulnerable members of society, the unborn. To award a Notre Dame law degree to a lawyer and politician who has used the law to deny equality to the unborn diminishes the value of the degree itself.

Additionally, Fr. Jenkins has placed some of his students in a moral dilemma as to whether they should attend their own graduation. Many pro-life seniors, along with their families, are conflicted about whether to participate in the commencement ceremony. The lack of concern for these devoted sons and daughters of Notre Dame, who love this University and the Catholic principles on which it was built, is shameful.

Wow. And the children shall lead them. The groups are...

Notre Dame Right to Life
The Irish Rover Student Newspaper
Notre Dame College Republicans
The University of Notre Dame Anscombe Society
Notre Dame Identity Project
Militia of the Immaculata
Children of Mary
Orestes Brownson Council
Notre Dame Law School Right to Life
Notre Dame Law St Thomas More Society
The Federalist Society at Notre Dame Law School

Meanwhile the Obama administration released a statement today. Per LifeNews.com:

White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage shrugged off the criticism.

"Notre Dame is one of the first universities President Obama will visit as president and he is honored to address the graduating class, their families and faculty of a school with such a rich history of fostering the exchange of ideas," she said in a statement.

Brundage said Obama understands not everyone will agree with his pro-abortion views.

"While he is honored to have the support of millions of people of all faiths, including Catholics with their rich tradition of recognizing the dignity of people, he does not govern with the expectation that everyone sees eye to eye with him on every position," she added.

"[T]he spirit of debate and healthy disagreement on important issues is part of what he loves about this country," Brundage continued.

posted on March 25, 2009 4:00 PM
Praise Report!! She is keeping her Baby!!

Thank you for all your prayers!! We went to the Crisis Pregnancy Center, and everyone there was so kind! J told me later she was overtaken by the kindness of the counselor! She had her ultrasound and I got to be in there with her! The baby was moving around everywhere and had the hiccups! We could see the heart very clearly, and the nurse calculated her being a little over 17 weeks pregnant. J even got a picture of the baby, along with a gift bag of baby clothes and goodies! I know all of you were praying because of the way she changed. She was very down, and heavy with indecision in the beginning. Adoption was not an issue for her, it was either keep the child or have an abortion, she was very confused. As we went through this it was obvious the Lord was opening her eyes and heart to life, and Himself. She became much lighter, open, and hopeful! J was a different person when I took her home! Praise be to God! Please keep her in your prayers, and thank you so much! He is so Good!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I Need Your Prayers to Save a Baby!!!

Alright friends, I need your prayers to help save a baby. My co-worker's daughter is four months pregnant and wanting to have an abortion. I have been talking to her (the co worker) about the situation for a couple of weeks, asking to see if there is anything I can do to help. Today, her daughter comes in and my co-worker tells me, there's my daughter, you can go talk with her. So I proceed to pour out my heart, ask questions, and pray with her. She still leaves unsure and undecided. I call a friend to send out an urgent email for everyone to pray. A couple of hours ago there was a tugging at my heart to call her mom and check to see if the daughter had changed her mind. She told me to call her daughter and ask. To be honest, I had no clue of what to do, so I called Denice to see about getting an appointment at the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Raleigh. I was able to get one for 11:00 in the morning and the daughter has agreed to go. I am picking her up at ten in the morning. She is aware there will be an ultrasound, and other options discussed concerning her baby. She already has three children that her mother is taking care of. Please pray for this girl. Just call her J, and ask the Lord to intervene mightily tomorrow when she sees her baby in the ultrasound. Thank you all my prayer warrior friends!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Mid Point Rally!!

Last night we had the Mid Point Rally for the 40 Days for Life Campaign, and it was wonderful. It was a time to come together to reflect and share what we were experiencing and seeing happen! I would like to give a big thank-you to Mary and Denice, who have worked so hard during this campaign. Your efforts are priceless and the rewards will be everlasting when our time here on Earth is done. Speaking of our time here on Earth, as you know this life is so temporary. Think of how fast the past year has gone by! Question is, are the things you are doing in your life going to matter in eternity? Are you focusing on building the kingdom of God, and doing the will of God because you love Him and have a relationship with Him, or are you chasing the things of the world that will not matter in the end? Where are you in your walk with the Lord? Every little thing we do for the Lord matters, but what matters most is the motive of your heart. Where is your heart today? What are you focusing on? Are you right with God through what Jesus Christ did on the cross by reconciling us to God? Do you have the peace that passes all understanding? That peace that only comes from being reconciled to God, or are you still seeking fulfillment and peace in the world? I encourage everyone reading this to examine their heart today and be honest before the Lord. Is the Lord calling you to step out and help more with 40 Days for Life? Is He asking you to let go of something? To forgive someone perhaps? To trust Him more? Let today be the day you respond yes, Lord and draw closer to Him, for He is Good and worthy!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Day 21 - 144 Babies Saved!! Praise You Lord!!

The Lord is doing amazing things in this campaign and you may click here to read some great news about it! We are officially over the half way mark and Mary sent out a wonderful, encouraging email to everyone. The rally is coming up on Saturday night, and I am excited about joining ALL OF YOU, my fellow prayer warriors!! What a glorious time we will have together, to refresh one another in the Lord. Which makes me think of all the Pro Lifers who have been in this for many, many, years, and have seen the laws not be favorable to them. In fact, they have watched it grow worse, despite their valiant efforts in the name of Jesus Christ. Let us lift them up in prayer to be renewed in spirit and mind! For they are the true heroes. I am thankful the Lord has called me out with all of you, and I enjoy listening to the hows and whys of individuals now involved in the Pro Life movement. The passion is so very contagious!

Got a question as usual. How is everyone doing? Any personal battles or attacks been going on in your life? Or is it just the usual everyday irritations getting to you? Spoke with a friend this morning who was listening to a sermon about spiritual attacks, and how it isn't always the devil. We are also battling our flesh and the world. I can say a healthy AMEN to that. Fleshly desires don't go away on their own, and the world, well... it is growing darker. In fact, if you stop right now and think about the things attacking you, along with how you are responding to the attacks, it might give you a clue as to what you are battling. Flesh, world, or satan? (I don't like to capitalize the s on satan even if word check tells me to!) Believe me, I have my battles, and it seems one area has really heated up, and I find myself responding from the flesh in anger. In fact, every time the battle comes up there is anger. Now righteous anger is good, and there is some of that involved that I could try and lay claim to, but it wouldn't work. Because God knows the truth. He knows my heart. So I might as well lay everything out in front of Him, and ask for His help. That is what I did. Psalm 50:15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble, I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me. The battle I am in has grown to be too much. What about you? Is the battle you are personally in too much? We know the battle we are in with the Pro Life movement is way too much for us!! I wonder, if God, in all His glory and majesty loves to rescue us when it is way too much! For when it gets to that point we know there is no way we can do it ourselves, it is too far gone. Interesting thought, huh? Kind of a biblical thought with many stories to back it up! Alright.... so I laid my battle out to the Lord and ask Him for a Word to stand on. A verse to stand on to know that my God and Savior has heard my cry for help. The battle is not yours....is what I seemed to hear the Lord speak. So I looked up verses with battle is not yours and this is the one I was led to. 2 Chronicles 20:15 Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but Gods. I read the entire chapter 20 and it was wonderful. It spoke of how the King sought the Lord when he heard a great multitude was coming against him and the people. The Lord sent a prophet to tell the King the battle is not his, but God's. Do you know what the people did? They stood still and praised God! Do you know what God did? He had the enemy destroy themselves by fighting with one another. They were their own destruction. Stop and think about that for a few minutes. He is a good God and is all about glorifying Himself! This morning during prayer the question kept coming to me, "what is the most important thing in life?" What is the most important thing in your life? What is it that motivates and keeps you going? What is it that gets you through the day? We can be motivated by a lot of different things or people. We can go from one thing to another, and back to the other, and then to something entirely different. In fact, sometimes we can do it without even thinking!! It happens to me a lot it seems! I can definitely be motivated about getting off of work, not going to work!! So, as I went through my list, it seems the one thing I got down to that would make everything alright in my life, regardless of where I was, or what was happening to me, was this.....the presense of God. Didn't the disciples love being with Jesus because they knew everything would be alright as long as they were with Him? Of course, they didn't understand everything that was going on, but they knew Jesus. We can't walk physically with Jesus now, but we can walk spiritually with Him, because of the Holy Spirit that indwells us. As I went to pray at the clinic today I wanted to be alone in His presence and just pray and pray and pray...... There was no one else praying at the clinic when I arrived, and even Jessica didn't join me today. (what a coincidence? I think not!) As I began walking back and forth in front of the clinic, it seems my praying began to turn into praising. Then my praising began to turn into singing. Then before I knew it, my sign was on the ground and my hands were lifted in the air to praise my Lord and Savior, who is so good and worthy and deserving of every word of praise from my lips. For a while there was nothing but praise, and there was no one, but me and Him. It did not matter if there were cars driving by, or people walking by, or people staring at me. It didn't matter if people thought I was crazy, or people thought I was sane. I didn't care. I only cared that my Lord and God is worthy of all praise I can give....because He is Life, and He is Goodness, and He is my Savior. I truly felt the presence of the Lord as I prayed for His spirit to fall on the clinic...for the clinic workers to be able to see His goodness and beauty and Love. It makes me wonder if while I was doing this, was there an argument going on inside the clinic to try and figure out if I really was insane!! Who cares!! Me and the Lord had a wonderful, special time together!! Shall we praise Him my prayer warrior friends? Shall we really confuse the enemy??

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Day 16 -109 Babies Saved!!

This morning I was scheduled to pray between 11-1 with Beth and Carol, two wonderful friends of mine. By the time 10:00 rolled around, unexpected circumstances had occurred and they were unable to go. It didn't bother me, and I told them not to worry, because God had a plan, He always has a plan. Upon arrival at the abortion clinic, Jessica was pulling up and we were able to greet and then settle into prayer. After a short time we began to share our previous day's experiences, which were extremely similar. We both had been trying to open the eyes of our African American friends to see how abortion is destroying their race, because it is minorities having the most abortions. Both of us had used the same information we knew and were just very heartbroken over their inability to see the truth of abortion. Well, that was the beginning of one very serious subject on the ability to see truth. In fact, let's stop right here. Right now, I would like everyone to pause and think about what gave you the desire to go pray at the abortion clinic. Or what it was that opened your eyes to see this issue. Did you on your own wake up one day and go "well today, I have decided to step into the pro life battle?" Or were you like me and Adrian, my prayer warrior friend from SAS, and began to take notice of the abortion issue because of the elections? What did God use, my friends, to open your eyes to the truth? Because six months ago, if you had said I would be praying at an abortion clinic in March, it would have been hilarious to me. I would of said you were crazy. That was the last place I would ever desire in my heart to do a ministry. So, what happened to my heart, friends? Am I smarter than other people that don't see the truth? Am I wiser? More righteous? Am I more determined to see the truth? Kinder? Have more compassion for others? Or could it be that if God had not intervened with the Holy Spirit to open my eyes to the truth of abortion, that I would still be ignoring the entire issue today. Jeremiah 17:9 says "The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately wicked, Who can understand it?" In all honesty, I will have to raise my hand and say "that would be me Lord." Without the Holy Spirt to open my eyes and show me the truth, I would still be hiding my own abortions and ignoring the entire issue. But the good news is, as my friend Adrian says, the Lord is calling out people to fight this huge battle, and we can stand and pray, and pray, and pray, for those who cannot see......yet. One last thing. I have found that praying at the abortion clinic is changing me more than anything else. As I was praying the other day, the Lord seemed to question my motives for being there. I began to go through a list. Lord, I am here because of the babies... Lord, I am here because of what it does to the mothers..... Lord, I am here because it is destroying all of us........... Lord, I am here because it is destruction................ Lord, I am here because it goes against you, the Creator of Life................. Lord, I am here because you are God...................... Lord, I am here because you called me and showed me the truth.......................... Lord, I am here because you want me to be here and put that desire in my heart...........................................oh my gosh............. Lord, oh Lord, I am here, because deep down, where you showed me how beautiful you are, I fell in love with you Lord, because you love me. I am here Lord, because I love you..... I love you! Even if no woman changes her mind, even if I am laughed at and riduculed... even if no one understands and nothing in the abortion movement changes, but gets worse, I will still be standing right here.....because I love you God, and I know how good you are.........and that my friends, is why I pray at the abortion clinic....how about you?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Day 14 -99 Babies Saved

Tonight I write with great heaviness. The reversal of the stem cell research is heart breaking. I know there are many others out there rejoicing, especially people who are paralyzed, or with terminal illnesses, and of course, all the scientist involved. At first glance this is great news, helping those that are already alive obtain the greatest happiness and quality of life. Look, I admit, happiness is important to me also but there are a couple of questions I have been pondering. What is happiness and who defines it? It seems in order to think on this, you would have to examine the foundation of what you believe. If you believe that happiness is acquired on your own, then this is a dog eat dog world, where the strong destroy the weak in order to get the most happiness and quality of life they can, because happiness is of your own creation and defined by you. Basically, Social Darwinism, survival of the fittest. Kind of like the people alive are stronger than the people not born yet, excuse me, I meant to say embryonic cells. So they destroy the weaker for their own personal happiness and boast in the accomplishment. But, if you have faith and are sick and paralyzed, your idea of happiness will not come from the destruction of another human being because you know that true happiness can never be obtained that way. Only through obeying the Lord and respecting life is true joy obtained. We are taught to love our neighbors, care for the elderly and orphans, and protect the weak. Not destroy the weak. We are taught to protect life, that it is a precious gift of God. Not experiment on it, and use it to satisfy our desires, and needs of advancement and fulfillment. God is not only the giver of life, but He also grants the enjoyment of life.
John 10:10 says The devil comes to kill, steal and destroy, but I have come that they may have life and more abundantly.
One of the kids at work said, Miss Pam - they kill the babies, steal their stem cells and destroy the mothers. I don't think anyone could say it any better, and I don't believe any of the people involved in the destruction of babies - from the abortionist, to the scientist, to the ones being treated with the embryonic cells will have happiness they so crave, because God doesn't bless killing and destruction. May the Lord have mercy on the United States.

Please go to Wells of Hope to read an article on Margaret Sanger and Eugenics, (the founder of Planned Parenthood) that was written today.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I Have A Question to Ask?!

Do you believe in the quality of life or the sanctity of life?

Ask yourself these questions..

1) Should a pregnant woman that just found out her baby has downs syndrome or is severely handicapped have an abortion?
2) If a baby is born with severe birth defects or a terminal illness, should food and water be withheld to terminate it's life?
3) If a person has a terminal illness should they have the right to die, or have someone choose for them to die?
4) If a person is severely disabled in a car wreck, should they, or someone else have the ability to choose life or death for them?
5) If an older person is unable to function and becomes very ill, should they, or someone else be given the right to choose life or death?

After asking yourselves these questions, think about your answers. Are they based on quality of life - where life is defined as being happy, pleasure filled, productive members of society, and not a burden to others, or are your answers based on the sanctity of life - where every human life, created by God, has purpose and meaning, and is meant to carry out a natural life span?

These were some of the issues discussed today at the 1st Annual Life Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, and I can honestly say the eyes of my mind and heart were opened as various lies were exposed. I found out that Peter Singer, the most well known utilitarian of our time, and deemed by us pro lifers as the most dangerous man on earth, is the DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University's Center for Human Values, and has distinguished between persons and non persons. Persons are beings that feel, reason, have self-awareness, and look forward to a future. So that means fetuses and very impaired human beings are not. (Peter Singer Interviewed) He also states in another article, Peter Singer: Architect of the Culture of Death, that the new tradition he welcomes is founded on a "quality-of-life" ethic, replacing the outgoing morality that is based on the "sanctity of life." Here is what he says - "After ruling our thoughts and our decisions about life and death for nearly two thousand years, the traditional Western ethic has collapsed." He also has a book Rethinking Life and Death. Right now, think about your answers to the previous questions and what they were based on. Quality of life is all about pleasure, happiness, and productivity...as society defines it. What would you say to a blind person? Or a mentally handicapped child? That we must destroy them because they are not capable of happiness? How do we know that a terminally ill person does not have quality of life, or a purpose? Nancy Valko, R.N. who wrote the book Women for Faith and Family, shared a story about her daughter, who was born with downs syndrome and a severe heart problem. She spoke about how the doctor and many others in the medical profession suggested she let the baby die, that the heart was inoperable. But Nancy persevered and researched her daughter's condition. She found new information and was able to present it to her daughter's doctor. He stated he would do the operation, but he would understand also if she made the decision to terminate her baby's life. She was furious that the medical profession had taken on this attitude of death over life. The battle was hard and her baby girl died at 6 months. But Nancy said every life involved with her daughter was changed, even the doctor's. He no longer gave into the "culture of death", and wept uncontrollaby when she died. Although, she lived only 6 months, God had a purpose for her. Nancy summed it up like this...some people can live to be 8o years old and are like big oaks trees, and then others can live 6 months like her daughter and be like a bouquet a flowers, but they both have an impact. We all are created for a reason and a purpose by God.

Dr. Hunter and wife Patricia
Jessica has a videotape of him at an abortion clinic on her blog. (click on Jessica)

The overall attitude of society has become "quality of life", with pleasure and happiness being our god. I even experience that same attitude in my own walk with the Lord at times. I could write a lot more about what was said, but let me tell you about a new found hero of mine, Dr. Johnny Hunter, a Godly, African American Evangelical Pastor that says his greatest accomplishment is being put in jail many times for standing up for the unborn babies. Dr. Hunter preached a message on "When the odds are against us and God is not -WE WIN!" based on 2 Kings 24. He spoke that the time is coming when as Christians we will be persecuted severely, but it will be a good thing! Just like the Lord did to the Christians in the book of Acts. Also in many stories, there was always a remnant left that stood up against the odds, and God would act mightily on their behalf. Sometimes the Lord actually wanted their numbers reduced, as in Gideon's case, just to show how mighty He is and to glorify Himself! That may be us, the pro life movement right now, but we will win! Dr. Hunter is a man who has been through a lot, and is willing to go through a lot more to see just one baby saved. We, my friends, have got to become smart on what is going on in the world. Today was an eye opener for me, and being naive to what the devil is doing is not good. Our society is becoming a culture of death. There are many stories out there of people's ventilator's being unplugged just to get the body organs, and letting people die without giving them a chance at surviving. Nancy Valko is a nurse who can attest to the "quality of life" attitude taking place in the medical field. She has brought many patients back to life, people that were deemed to die. It is absolutely horrific, the attitude of the medical profession, along with our country. So think about your answers to the questions above, what do you really think? And where do those thoughts come from??
Please click on highlighted names and areas in article for more information on the subject, or person!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Day 9 - 72 Babies Saved!!!!!!
These are men from SAS praying....
Thank you so much....

Today our church, Good Hope Baptist took on the hours from 12-10 to pray at the clinic. People at our church really stepped up and we were able to cover all the hours!! Praise God! I took the hours 12-2 with Gina. Upon arrival, we saw Jessica, from 40 Days for Life Forever, and was able to pray with her for a little while. After she left Gina and I stationed ourselves at each driveway with a sign. There was a car of men that came by and waved, (some people do that to show support), and I didn't think anything of it until they pulled up on the other side of the road and got out. There were four of them. They walked up, greeted us, and began to pray. Then another car with four men arrived. By now there were eight men, kneeling and praying and humbling themselves before the Lord. When I looked up again another man had shown up, making the count nine. It was a beautiful picture of these men standing in the gap. They had given up their lunch hour at SAS to come pray.... I am not quite sure what the people in the clinic thought, but the people riding by did double takes again and again. Men on their knees praying is a powerful, powerful statement of the Lord. I can honestly say there have not been that many interested looks since I have been praying at the clinic. Please ladies, encourage men to get involved, they make a very powerful presence as we all do, and if there are men reading this blog, thank you, thank you, thank you, for all you are doing to help in this battle! We need to fight this together, for it does not just effect women, but men also....

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Beth and Deanna at the clinic today

Day 7 of 40 Days for Life -39 Babies Saved!! And 2 from the Raleigh Abortion Clinic!

Got a praise report from Mary yesterday, that in the past few days two women from the clinic we are standing vigil at here in Raleigh, decided to keep their babies! Praise the Lord! Did you know there are 2 million couples wanting to adopt a baby every year in the United States? - and there are 1.4 million abortions in the United States! That makes for a lot of couples having to go overseas to adopt. Which in no way implies the Lord doesn't call us to adopt overseas, just that the babies being aborted in the U.S. would have the opportunity for a loving home if the mother decided not to abort. For more information on adoption please visit Deanna's blog Reviving Mothers. (the link is on my sidebar) Deanna, who is post abortive, also has adopted four children, three from Ethiopia, and one from Guatemala. She would love to share or help in any way possible. Speaking of Deanna, we went out to pray today, along with Beth from I Am Headed Towards My Destiny. There was a woman who showed up at the clinic, tried to go in, but for some reason the doors were locked. Fortunately, we were able to speak with her about getting the ultrasound she had scheduled, done for free at Birthchoice. Deanna even called (they are located right around the corner) to make sure someone was available. The woman had been dropped off by a man, so had no way to leave. She was being charged 100.00 by Planned Parenthood and we, of course, stressed again the ultrasound would be free at Birthchoice. She began to walk towards us while talking on the phone trying to contact them inside the clinic. For a brief moment we believed she was headed the right way. Then someone from inside the clinic opened the door for her to go in. It was kind of strange why the door was locked, but the Lord knows why, and we did our best. Later, as they were driving out of the clinic, I was standing on the sidewalk with the 40 Days for Life sign, and neither one of them would look at me. The woman kept looking down. It made me think of my three abortions and how my reaction would have been if I had seen someone like me standing on the street praying. To be honest, there is no telling what my reaction would have been. The only thing I knew about the anti-abortionist back then was that they were mean, judgmental, condemning and definitely not concerned about me. Of course I had never met an anti-abortionist, I just went on what society and other people said. Kind of sad huh? Didn't know for myself. But I do know this. I am a pro life person, and I love those women going into the clinic because I was once one of them. There is hurt and pain in this world that causes us to act out of desperation and fear. If perhaps, I had seen someone like me standing and praying with tears rolling down their eyes, maybe, just maybe, in the deep, lonely moments of despair, I would remember that person and think of Jesus Christ, and that He really does love me and He really does want to help me. Being out at the abortion clinic does matter, it matters more than you will ever know.....along with the prayers, and every other little small thing that is done to help stop abortion and the destruction of so many lives.....

Monday, March 2, 2009

Day 6 of 40 Days For Life!!

33 Babies Saved and Counting!! Isn't that awesome!! Rumor has it, along with the numbers to back it up,that the Pro Life movement is growing larger! People are opening their eyes to see the destruction of abortion. When I had my abortions in the early 1980's a woman could not be over 12 weeks pregnant. There weren't ultrasounds back then, so I don't know how the length of pregnancy was determined by the abortion clinic. Now, a woman can be 20 weeks pregnant and have a partial abortion where they dismember the baby before taking it out. I am sorry if this is graphic and disturbing, but did you know that a lot of the women in my church didn't know that? I didn't know until last fall. And believe me, they are performing abortions at a much later date than that. George Tiller, an abortionist from Kansas, who is well known for doing late term abortions, has been indicted and is going to court for misdemeanor charges. Not felony, mind you...unborn babies aren't human and have no rights. Alright, something to think about. Last week Deanna and I went to a fund raiser for a Crisis Pregnancy Center. The African American Doctor who spoke use to be an abortionist, (both her and her husband) and had gotten saved, (both her and her husband). Now, she is letting people know the truth. There are many things I could say, but here is a nugget for thought that may help you to see the grandness of this evil. She stated, that as you know, the unborn babies tissue can now be used for stem cell research. (and the abortion clinics make MONEY from selling it AFTER they receive money from the woman for her abortion) If the Freedom of Choice Act is passed and babies can be aborted up to the time of delivery they can harvest their organs. That means the clinics will make a LOT of money off of the unborn babies organs. Planned Parenthood is asking for billions of dollars in taxpayers money....this is evil at the core...women....we gotta stand up and speak out!!!!