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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.


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“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 [email protected] 712-269-1724.

Capitol Hill Brief — Community Health Centers > Planned Parenthood

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How many community health centers there are in the United States? Try 13,540.  Now, how many Planned Parenthood clinics? Only 665.

That means community health centers outnumber Planned Parenthood clinics 20 to 1.  And unlike Planned Parenthoods, these centers don’t do abortions, and they actually have more than gynecological care; they care for the whole woman.

Yet, Planned Parenthood clinics receive half-a-billion dollars in federal funding.  There’s just no other reason other than politics that can explain this.

We should redirect the enormous amount of money going to Planned Parenthood towards these comprehensive community health centers.


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“Women’s March” excludes Pro-life Women

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Washington, D.C. — A recent Guttmacher study shows abortion rates have reached a historic low. This comes at a time when pro-abortion women are planning a “women’s march” in Washington, D.C., specifically excluding pro-life women. Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance had this to say:

“I am so proud of the work the pro-life movement has done to reduce the number of abortions in America, which are now at a historic low since Roe v. Wade in 1973. We will continue to work tirelessly through public policy, cultural education, and compassionate ministries to help pregnant women and make abortion unnecessary and unwanted in America. The pro-life movement’s next task is taking down Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. Although the national abortion rate has decreased since the peak rate in 1990, Planned Parenthood’s abortion rate continues to increase.

“This weekend, Planned Parenthood will join other pro-abortion groups at ‘The Women’s March.’ I want to make it clear, these groups do not speak for me, do not speak for all women, and do not represent the 5 out of 10 women who identify as pro-life.  In fact, the organizers are not even allowing pro-life women to participate in the march.  A march will never be a ‘women’s march’ when it tells half of American’s women ‘need not apply.’  This march had the potential to be a bipartisan and inclusive conversation on women in America — but is instead furthering an abortion-centric worldview that does nothing but harm women, children, and authentic women’s health.”

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke [email protected] 712-269-1724.

Funding for Select Investigative Panel Continues

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The House recently voted 234-181 to continue funding the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, a wonderful victory for those who wish to expose the corrupt industry of abortion and enforce current law stating that aborted baby parts should not be sold for profit.

The panel’s work has already revealed potential violations of this law that it has referred to departments and states for further investigation and potential prosecution.

The violations of law are numerous:

  • The University of New Mexico violated state law by accepting tissue from a late-term abortion provider.
  • StemExpress illegally profited off aborted baby remains.
  • StemExpress and abortion clinics violated HIPPA patient privacy rights.
  • An Arkansas abortion clinic sold tissue to StemExpress for profit.
  • A college in Ohio violated state law by trafficking aborted baby parts.
  • DV Biologics broke the law in trafficking aborted baby remains for profit and also violated sales tax law.
  • Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast sold baby parts for profit to the University of Texas.
  • Advanced Bioscience Resources profited from selling baby parts to colleges.
  • A Florida Women’s Center violated state and federal law by profiting from aborted baby remains through its work with StemExpress.

The panel has already been successful in taking a hard look at the industry of fetal tissue trafficking and the privacy and ethical concerns therein.  The panel is also investigating the medical procedures used in an abortion for baby parts, which will most likely mean researching whether these procedures have been illegally or dangerously altered to obtain better specimens, including the use of partial-birth abortions.  Additional official tasks of the panel include determining what happens with federal funding of abortion providers and what happens to medical care for born-alive infants.  The panel is prepared to recommend changes in laws and regulations.

Since the investigation has to cover all this – spanning the issues of profit, funding, medical procedures, privacy violations, and born-alive babies – it was imperative that the panel’s funding be extended – and it has been.

But soon our nation should go further and deeper.

Experimenting with aborted baby parts – precisely because they are human parts – is not ethical at all, profit aside.  Scientific research should soon seek discovery alternatives that don’t request baby parts for experiments.

The truth is the abortion industry will always do unethical things – because abortion itself will always be unethical.  The exposition of the practice of fetal tissue procurement reveals the humanity of the unborn and the tragedy of all abortions.

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

 

Capitol Hill Brief — New HHS Pro-Abortion Rule

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The Obama Administration finalized a new pro-abortion rule by the Department of Health and Human Services that may prevent the states from blocking Title X funding to abortion clinics.

It is almost embarrassing to watch a president who came into office with so much promise reduced to such petty political actions in the final hours of his presidency.  It is clearly a desperate move to appease its political ally, Planned Parenthood, after the overwhelming rejection they received from the American people in the last election.

President-elect Trump, along with the next HHS secretary, Tom Price, must make repealing this rule a top priority from the very second President-elect Trump takes his oath of office.


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New HHS Rule, a Desperate Move by the Obama Administration

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington, D.C. – The Obama Administration finalized a new pro-abortion rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that may prevent states from blocking Title X funding to abortion companies like Planned Parenthood.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA) had this to say:

It is almost embarrassing to watch a president who came into office with so much promise reduced to such petty political actions in the final hours of his presidency.  This is clearly a desperate move by the Obama Administration to appease its political ally, Planned Parenthood, after the overwhelming rejection they received from the American people in the last election.

We are confident that President-elect Trump, along with the next HHS secretary, Tom Price, will follow through on their promise to shift all taxpayer money from Planned Parenthood, an organization that is still under federal investigation because of their illegal selling of baby body parts, to the thousands of Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Centers available throughout the country.

Repealing this rule should be a top priority from the very second President-elect Trump takes his oath.

“Judge” Kasich Vetoes Heartbeat Bill

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington, D.C. — Today, Gov. Kasich vetoed the “Heartbeat Bill” in Ohio, which would have outlawed abortion after an unborn baby’s heartbeat could be detected, usually around 6 weeks of pregnancy.  This would have been the most pro-life law in the nation.  The legislature delivered to his desk the Heartbeat bill along with a 20 week pain-capable abortion ban.  The Governor signed only the more moderate bill, vetoing the Heartbeat bill.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA) had this to say:

Gov. John Kasich’s decision to veto the heartbeat bill is extremely disappointing.  We understand there are different approaches to advancing the pro-life cause, but many Ohioans worked extremely hard to pass this legislation.

Gov. Kasich should have signed this bill and let the judicial process play out. He tries to justify his decision by suggesting the legislation would not pass judicial scrutiny. However, it is not his role to act as a member of the judicial branch. It is a shame his veto casts a dark cloud over the victory of the 20-week ban in Ohio.

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke at [email protected] or 712-269-1724.

Capitol Hill Brief — 100 No More: Allison Johnson

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A beautiful movement of minority voices speaking out against Planned Parenthood and Big Abortion’s targeting of minorities was born this weekend.  Here’s Minister Allison Johnson speaking about abortion’s enormous impact.

[Audio Clip] Allison Johnson: Angela Davis said, “Human beings cannot be willed and molded into non-existence.” As a Christian, African-American woman, who is post-abortive, and a woman who stands on the side of life, I believe it is my duty to stand for the innocent unborn. Since 1973, over 14 million African-American babies have died. Half of our community is not living because of this travesty.


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