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Confident of Gorsuch on Life

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Look, I know the pro-life issue is an emotional one. The sanctity of human life and the intrinsic value of every human being as created in the image of God demand no less of us, so I would not expect anything less. But in assessing a judge’s record, we must be conscious of what we are looking for in making that assessment.

We do not need a judge who promises to overturn Roe v. Wade. That hideous case has been the focus of pro-lifers’ ire ever since it was rendered, because of the enormous impact it has had (almost 60 million lives lost now), but the fact is that it is just one part of the pro-life work.

The anti-slavery movement was a pro-life movement. Efforts against embryonic stem cell experimentation are part of the pro-life cause. In recent years, a troublesome pro-euthanasia movement has awakened, and that is something we will continue to fight vigorously.

Certainly, the fight for the value of every human life will continue and perhaps intensify when Roe is finally overturned.

So what we must look for in a judge is someone committed to the law and the Constitution as written — committed to our country’s founding principle that we are “endowed by [our] Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Those principles will guard life in all areas. Read More

Planned Parenthood Ad Proves Waiting Periods Save Lives

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Planned Parenthood recently released an advertisement in favor of waiting periods. The ad, perhaps inadvertently, proves that waiting period laws save lives.

Waiting periods ensure women consider all their options and the risks involved in having an abortion, not to mention the life of the baby inside them. Twenty-seven states have made waiting periods laws, often 24 hours, and as Planned Parenthood now admits, those laws are beneficial to women.

After Tennessee became the 27th state to pass a law requiring a waiting period, OB-GYN Dr. Brent Boles was quoted as saying:

“The waiting period is designed to protect women from unscrupulous providers who might prey on women when they are vulnerable.

“A provider could take advantage of a woman in that situation and talk her into a quick procedure — for which the provider would be compensated.

“Women who have an unintended pregnancy are just as vulnerable as women who have just finished a difficult delivery. If a 30-day waiting period is appropriate for women who wish to end their fertility, then a 48-hour waiting period before ending a pregnancy cannot be legitimately said to be overly burdensome.” (Emphasis mine)

I’m sure Planned Parenthood did not intend to support waiting period laws, since they oppose them whenever they are introduced in state legislation, but there is no question their new ad is a great tool for those advocating for them.  Here’s a direct quote from their website, referring to waiting periods as “a dangerous requirement” and an “attack on women’s health”:

“Attempts to restrict and even ban abortion at the state level are part of an ongoing effort to deny women their right to make their own personal medical decisions. … Already state legislatures have passed or proposed many dangerous requirements. Some of the unprecedented attacks on women’s access to abortion include: Mandatory ultrasounds and waiting periods, and requirements to attend biased counseling before a woman can get an abortion.” (Emphasis mine)

But just look at how happy the mother in the ad is after she reconsidered the life within her.

In the ad, the heartfelt mother says she “was a wreck” when she entered a Planned Parenthood clinic with her unplanned and unborn child. The nurse tending to her noticed, had compassion, and encouraged her to go home, “sleep on it and reschedule.” While the nurse assumed she would have the abortion another day, the waiting period changed the mother’s mind. She went home and decided to keep her baby.

Planned Parenthood describes waiting periods as harmful, yet by their own ad’s admission, waiting periods save lives.  Women shouldn’t be dependent on a good-natured nurse to advise them to take time to carefully consider this life-changing choice.

Even before the American people elected a pro-life president last November, Planned Parenthood was already feeling the pressure after they were exposed for selling baby body parts in 2015. This led to Congress investigating them, resulting in 15 criminal and regulatory referrals to the Department of Justice.

Now we’re seeing them stoop to new levels as they attempt to pander to the American people by deceiving them with a “positive spin” ad that not only isn’t a standard in their clinics, but is actually something they oppose.

Their ad seems to make the pitiful plea, “Come on guys, we don’t kill ALL the babies …” or as @FBillMcMorris puts it, “See, we let one live.”

 

Not only that, but they’re being exposed for continually suggesting that Planned Parenthood provides services that not all Planned Parenthood clinics provide.

Below the list of state restrictions on Planned Parenthood’s website, it says, “And for women facing unintended pregnancies, prompt access to safe, legal abortion is imperative.” (Emphasis mine)

Having an abortion promptly would ensure their patients don’t have time to change their minds after emotionally and mentally processing the decision they are about to make.  Had the woman in the ad not been visibly distressed, Planned Parenthood would have happily ended the life of her baby, robbing her forever of the joy she is now experiencing.

The mother in the ad is thanking Planned Parenthood. But she’s not thanking them for their “great health care” or for helping her “get her life back” by terminating her pregnancy. Instead, she’s thanking them for not doing what they do best, taking the life of babies.

Janae Stracke serves as Communications Coordinator at Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization. A version of this article was published by CNS News. Read it there. 

Capitol Hill Brief — Sex, Lies, and Planned Parenthood

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Sex, lies, and Planned Parenthood.  Here is what Planned Parenthood says in speeches wherever they go:

[Audio clip] Planned Parenthood representative:  And a president who will fight for prenatal care. … Prenatal care. And that is what we want to focus on.

Here is what they actually tell the women who call their clinics.

[Audio clip] Live Action Caller: Hi. I was hoping to make an appointment for prenatal care.

[Audio clip] Three Planned Parenthood representatives: We don’t have prenatal care here. … No Planned Parenthood does prenatal care, hon. … We don’t offer prenatal care at Planned Parenthood. We specialize in abortion.

Live Action recorded those calls, exposing, once again the many lies Planned Parenthood engages in to protect its number one product: abortion.

It’s time to end their reign of deceit.  Not one more penny of taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood.


It’s time to move taxpayer funding away from Planned Parenthood and support local Federally Qualified Health Centers. Tell Mitch McConnell that you’ll fight by his side to defend the unborn. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to sign this urgent statement today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Conservative Women Praise Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

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Washington, D.C. – Moments ago, President Donald J. Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals as his choice to replace the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia at the U.S. Supreme Court. Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America (CWA), praised the nomination:

“Judge Neil Gorsuch is a superb choice. President Trump has kept his word and nominated someone who, by all indications, is “in the mold of Justice Scalia,” something the president repeated over and over during his campaign.

“This was a major issue that drove conservative women to the polls to overwhelmingly support him, and we are pleased to see him follow through on his commitment to the American people.

“The hundreds of thousands of members of Concerned Women for America now call on the Senate for a swift confirmation process.

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Capitol Hill Brief — House Passes Hyde

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Tired of your taxes paying for abortions? Well, I have good news for you!

Just last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that ends taxpayer funding for abortion.

H.R. 7 passed with bipartisan support. We are one step closer to ending taxpayer funding of abortion and making what we know as the “Hyde Amendment” permanent.

The Hyde Amendment has passed every year for 40 years. It simply prohibits Medicaid funding of abortions and is estimated to have saved over 2 million lives.

Over 60 percent of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortions.

So the House acted with the full support of the American people. Time for the Senate to do the same!


It’s time to move taxpayer funding away from Planned Parenthood and support local Federally Qualified Health Centers. Tell Mitch McConnell that you’ll fight by his side to defend the unborn. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to sign this urgent statement today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station

 

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Young March for Life

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The growth in number young Christians getting involved in the March for Life is absolutely amazing.

Concerned Women for America has worked hard over the years to spread the word and reach out to the younger generation through our Young Women for America college chapters, and we have seen them answer the call strongly!

Everyone at the march notices the overwhelming number of young people participating — it is impossible to miss. CWA’s Young Women for America leaders are now a staple at the March, and we are so proud of them.  They are passionate, committed, and energized for the cause.

We still have much work to do, but the pro-life growth is undeniable and incredibly encouraging. This is the pro-life generation!


It’s time to move taxpayer funding away from Planned Parenthood and support local federally qualified health centers. Tell Mitch McConnell that you’ll fight by his side to defend the unborn. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to sign this urgent statement today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station

 

 

Capitol Hill Brief — A Prayer for March for Life

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Today, I would like to offer a prayer as we prepare for the March for Life this week.  Would you join me?

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the gift of life!  Thank you for the thousands of marchers that will come to D.C. or will march in their home states to raise their voices in unison for the least of these.

Give us traveling mercies. Help us endure the cold, and warm us with Your Spirit.

We pray for an end to abortion in our land.  That we may repent and ask for Your forgiveness for this horrible sin. Repair the hearts of those who have had abortions. And give us a heart to love one another as You have loved us.  Give us courage and compassion for the years ahead.

In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.


It’s time to move taxpayer funding away from Planned Parenthood and support local federally qualified health centers. Tell Mitch McConnell that you’ll fight by his side to defend the unborn. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to sign this urgent statement today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

“Women’s” March: Vulgar Signs and Liberal Policies

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Editor’s Note: This article contains pictures from the Women’s March which are unsuitable for children and may not be especially safe for work. We advise reading this article away from others. In most cases, the pictures are crass, vulgar, and an embarrassment to those who value civil discourse. 


I hope the women at the “Women’s March” took a moment to realize how amazing it is that in America we have freedom of speech. In many places around the world, women and men can be jailed for expressing their beliefs.

I am deeply glad that Americans have freedom of speech.  I am deeply thankful for the First Amendment.  I am looking forward to expressing my own pro-life beliefs at the March for Life this coming Friday.

I want to say that the “Women’s March” participants had some valid concerns, but I often disagree with their perspectives on the causes and solutions of societal problems.

  • HEALTH CARE is important and necessary. Health care access is just less efficient and effective when run by the government.  Free market solutions can make health care affordable and specialized to what a particular person needs from their insurance.
  • DISRESPECTING WOMEN in our society does happen. Trump did say disgusting and shameful things in that “locker room” video, but I am also deeply disturbed that so many women seem to put up with abusive men who want casual sex and don’t care about them. I’m troubled by the rap stars that Obama invited to the White House whose songs treat women like dirt; I’m troubled by former-President Clinton and everything he did to women. Standing up against any of this should cut across partisan lines — but at this march, it did not.
  • VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN is a real problem. Concerned Women for America (CWA) has supported alternate versions of the Violence Against Women Act that would make sure aid gets directly to victims and that rape kits are actually processed, instead of getting stuck in the backlog that is common throughout our nation. But we have also worked to expose how pornography and sex trafficking are some of the most dangerous assaults on women’s dignity and causes of violence. But I saw no signs regarding these issues.  I also saw no signs about the violence against women in other countries — from honor killings to female genital mutilation to forced child marriages to acid disfigurement and beyond.
  • LOVE is so important! But does love mean sexual license? Does love always mean approving of every decision someone makes — even if it is a decision to kill their child? Shouldn’t peace and love and “coexisting” begin in the womb?!  How was screaming “F*ck Trump” and “Burn the White House” an example of love and respect and peace?  How was saying that the white women who voted for Trump must be “called out” at an inclusive, tolerant women’s march full of love?

But despite any common ground, it’s clear that this march took a lewd turn, better shown than repeated. Their signs were some of the most vulgar displays I have ever seen. I’ve collected some of them for you here — but I warn you they are not pretty.  I’ve divided them into three categories: Women’s Body Parts, Abortion, and Disrespecting the President.

PART 1: Women’s Body Parts

Is that all that women are?  How is wearing a vagina empowering women and respecting our bodies?  How is self-degradation going to end societal degradation?

PART 2: Abortion

Then there’s the overemphasis on abortion at this March — when abortion is itself one of the greatest violations of women’s rights.  Abortion disproportionately kills more unborn females than males, preying on vulnerable women for profit, and rejecting pregnancy and mothering as a unique power of the female body.  These women claim to pro-choice, but are only fighting for one choice — abortion — while banning pro-life women from this march and supporting Planned Parenthood.

PART 3: Disrespecting the President

Finally, is disrespecting the President of the United States the right way to advocate for what you believe? Surely the office of president is enough to garner some semblance of respect and peaceful disagreement, not Madonna’s cries of wishing you could blow up the white house.

 


Also see Media Research Center contrast of the Women’s March and the March for Life:
(Warning: Some Strong Language)


 

The message of the march was convoluted – but whatever it was, it was not a “woman’s march.” The fact that the marchers dared to proclaim that being a “woman” equals embracing this sort of march is offensive — it’s the very hatred, degradation, and alienation they claim to be against.

It is for the very purpose of being an alternative voice in the public square that Concerned Women for America even exists.  Beverly LaHaye started CWA because radical pro-abortion, anti-marriage feminists did not represent all American women.

We give other women a voice, women who know that profanity, crude hats, sexual license, abortion, economic liberalism, and disrespecting the president are not ways to empower the women of America.

Chaney Mullins serves as Special Projects Writer for Concerned Women for America.

Trump Used First Full Official Day to Defend Life

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Washington, D.C. – Today, President Trump signed an executive order protecting the lives of the unborn by reinstating the Mexico City Policy. The Mexico City Policy prevents non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive federal funding from the U.S. from promoting or performing abortions. Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, had this to say:

“On behalf of CWA’s nearly half a million members and pro-life women across the country, I want to thank President Trump for using one of his first executive orders to keep his promise to defend life.

“Thank you for making sure our hard-earned tax dollars aren’t used to fund or promote abortions abroad. America has so much more to offer the world than death.

“Over 80 percent of Americans want a ban on taxpayer funding of international abortions. President Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy is a powerful first step. We at Concerned Women for America look forward to working with the Trump Administration to ensure taxpayers are no longer forced to pay for abortions, period.”

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke at jstracke@cwfa.org or 712-269-1724.