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Capitol Hill Brief — History of Community Health Centers

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The founding of Planned Parenthood vs. Community Health Centers couldn’t be more different.

Planned Parenthood was founded under the philosophy that the only way to help the poor was to stop them from reproducing.  It’s this offensive attitude that lead to Planned Parenthood becoming the largest abortion provider in America.

By contrast, Community Health Centers came out of the Civil Rights movement as a way to reduce poverty and serve minority populations.  This model produced tremendous health improvements in these communities — and continues to do so today.  This is the model for true help and empowerment for those in need — a model Planned Parenthood scorns in favor of abortion-on-demand.


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Capitol Hill Brief — Religion and Abortion

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I have some hard news.  Thirty-seven percent of women obtaining abortions identified as evangelical or Catholic.

Though self-identification may be a poor form of measuring religious engagements, these findings show that women getting an abortion are willing to be thought of as religious, but are still willing to get an abortion.

This is a tragic failure of the Church to truly educate women on what it means to trust God’s providence and forgiveness in difficult circumstances.

What can we do to help our churches teach pro-life values and support girls who get pregnant?  I think this is a fundamental question that every Christian church has to face, and I hope you will take it in prayer today.


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Capitol Hill Brief — Planned Parenthood Services

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What does Planned Parenthood actually do? Mammograms? Nope.

What about prenatal care? Actually, only 8% of their clinics do that.

They boast about GYN exams and STD testing, but those are available through the more than 11,000 community health centers in America.

In fact Planned Parenthood only does about 1% of the nation’s pap smears and only about 2% of breast exams.  Yet they perform a full third of the nation’s abortions.

Abortion accounts for 86% of their non-governmental revenue.   94 out of 100 of their pregnant patients get one.

It’s time to stop funding them with our tax dollars.


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What a Trip to the Grocery Store Taught Me About Israel

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I have been in Israel for less than a week and I have already learned so much! In the Holy Land, God and history permeate the atmosphere wherever you go.

It’s Ramadan, the Muslim month-long religious observance, and tensions are noticeably high. At the Shabbat (Sabbath) meal my friend Anna and I were invited to, the host made it clear she would not recommend we go anywhere on our own.

I can’t help but be nervous as I remember stories I’ve heard on the news about terror attacks. In Israel, the possibility of an attack is a daily reality. How do Israelis live this way? I suppose they get used to it – but the fact that they have to get used to it is a tragedy in itself.

Keren, a Fellowship staff member who lives in what most of the world would call a “settlement,” drove us around her neighborhood the second day we were here. Two things she showed us stood out to me.

First, we saw the bus stop where three Jewish boys – Eyal, Gilad, and Naftali – were kidnapped in 2014. They were murdered – today, at the spot where their bodies were found, there is a beautiful park built in their honor. Kids play and family events are held in this park, and the mothers of the boys attend regularly.

The second site was a grocery store where Keren shops with her beautiful family. Here, Arabs, Jews, and Christians stand side by side as they pick out their items, and stand in the check-out line together just like any other country.

But this isn’t any other country. In this country Jews are threatened, hurt, or killed regularly by Palestinian terrorists, simply because they are Jews. Yet Jews and Arabs still stand next to each other in mundane places like the grocery store.

In light of the tension I can feel here during Ramadan, and the fact that terrorists have been waging war against Israel for decades, this seems like a miracle. Maybe, after the recent attacks in London and Manchester, the world is getting a taste of why it’s such a miracle that Israelis are still able to go about day-to-day life – that Jews and Arabs are able to mix freely and peacefully at places like that little grocery store.

There’s so much to learn here in Israel and I’m so excited to see what God has in store. I’ve already seen Him move and I’m confident He’ll show me more. God has such a heart for Israel, and I can’t wait to see more of it through His eyes.

Editor’s Note: Claire Nance is a Christian college student interning with The Fellowship in Israel this summer. She’s from Washington, D.C., and studies Communications with a minor in International Relations at Liberty University in Virginia. This post was first published on the blog of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

Capitol Hill Brief — Born on the Table

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Listen carefully to what this Planned Parenthood official says they do with an unborn child that is born as a result of a botched abortion:

[Audio Clip] Florida State Rep. Jim Boyd: It’s just really hard for me to even ask you this question, because I’m almost in disbelief. If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that’s struggling for life?

[Audio Clip] Alisa LaPolt Snow, lobbyist representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates: Um … Well we believe … we believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the fam- … to the woman, her family, and the physician.

The Florida representatives can’t believe their ears, but this is who Planned Parenthood is and why our tax dollars should not be funding them.

Source: https://youtu.be/rQta8x6GyOo


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Capitol Hill Brief — Every Beating Heart

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I remember hearing the heartbeat of my own children for the first time.

[Heartbeat audio]

Did you know that we can detect a child’s heartbeat beginning at 21 days? And can be heard by monitor at 8-10 weeks!   At 7-12 weeks old, an unborn baby has brain waves and developing features like a nose, mouth, and ears!  At this age in the womb, they can even hiccup and respond to touch!

Sadly, most abortions occur during this time — between 7-12 weeks gestation.

Just because an unborn child is small, doesn’t mean they aren’t worthy of life.  Protecting the unborn should remain a top priority for our nation’s laws and culture.  Let us protect every beating heart.


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Capitol Hill Brief — Marriage, Morality, and Sexuality

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Some of the most difficult subjects for us to engage in these days have to do with marriage, morality, and sexuality.  I know it’s not easy to stand for truth in hostile environments.

I have the scars of many CNN interviews to prove it.

But there’s much we can do to alleviate some of the tensions we feel.  That is, we as Christian conservative women can make matters better or worse, depending on the way in which we speak and conduct ourselves.

That is why I wrote extensively and meticulously about the topic in Feisty & Feminine: A Rallying Cry for Conservative Women. I’d love to help you be more effective in your interactions in this area.

So I encourage you to pick up a copy today and give one to your family and friends.


Penny Nance’s latest book, Feisty and Feminine, empowers women to engage the culture and is our gift to thank you for your donation today. Request yours at www.CapitolHillBrief.org. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Fight for Life

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If you care about the sanctity of life, I want to encourage you to read “Feisty & Feminine: A Rallying Cry for Conservative Women.”

I believe we are on the cusp of big gains in this area, and for the good of our nation, we need to be all hands on deck!

Time magazine recently said that, although abortion-rights activists “won an epic victory” in Roe v. Wade, “they’ve been losing ever since.”

That is no accident!

Roe was decided in 1973.  Concerned Women for America started in 1978.

That means we’ve been fighting this evil abortion for almost forty years!

So, let us equip you and give you the tools you need to join the fight for life.


Penny Nance’s latest book, Feisty and Feminine, empowers women to engage the culture and is our gift to thank you for your donation today. Request yours at www.CapitolHillBrief.org. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Human Trafficking

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Here is an area we must be equipped to engage in that I discuss in my book, Feisty & Feminine: A Rallying Cry for Conservative Women: the issue of human trafficking is today’s modern-day form of slavery.

It is a dark industry that is rapidly growing and is estimated at about 32 billion dollars a year.

The United States should be leading the globe in prevention and prosecution of anyone involved in sex trafficking.  Yet, we are falling way short of that.

Under President Obama, the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons suffered severe budget cuts. And the loose, liberal policies at our borders led to neglect in the monitoring in this area.

We must do better going forward.


Penny Nance’s latest book, Feisty and Feminine, empowers women to engage the culture and is our gift to thank you for your donation today. Request yours at www.CapitolHillBrief.org. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Speak Truth

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There’s so much we can do if we put our minds to it. God has gifted each of us, as conservative women, with unique talents, ideas, and passions, and it is our duty to use them in service of Him and our nation.

There are approximately sixty million evangelical and faithful Catholic women in this nation. If we choose to engage in an issue, we can effect change.

So let’s engage.

As the founder of Concerned Women for America, Dr. Beverly LaHaye, said long ago, it’s not about winning, that’s not what God has called us to. He has called us to engage, to speak truth, and to give voice to the eternal principles of faith, hope, and love.


Penny Nance’s latest book, Feisty and Feminine, empowers women to engage the culture and is our gift to thank you for your donation today. Request yours at www.CapitolHillBrief.org. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.