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Planned Parenthood is Looking for a Backdoor into North Dakota’s Schools

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Throughout North Dakota, Planned Parenthood is offering Safe Spaces Teacher Training classes through North Dakota State University (NDSU) for free. This class is for kindergarten through 12th grade instructors.  Now, if they would like to take if for credit (teachers are always looking for credits when renewing their teacher’s licensees), Planned Parenthood has generously offered to pay the $50 cost of the one credit course. Classes are currently being offered in Mandan, Minot, and at the Jamestown campus.

Not surprising, the teacher for the course is Katie Christensen, the North Dakota Education and Outreach Manager for Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

I have to say, this is brilliant on the part of Planned Parenthood.  What better way to influence public schools and get the contact information of teachers open to their philosophy.

The President of NDSU, Dean L. Bresciani, needs to hear from us

Take Action:

  • Email (a phone number could not be located) Dean L. Bresciani that you don’t approve of Planned Parenthood’s agenda being promoted and supported through NDSU’s Safe Spaces classes!  Ask him to cancel the classes. Consider including some of the information below about Planned Parenthood. Then contact those in his office:

o   Chris Wilson, Chief of Staff, at (701) 231-6409

o   Stephanie Wawers, Executive Assistant to the President, at (701) 231-7211

o   La Donna De Geldere, Associate Executive Assistant to the President, at (701) 231-8522

  • Pass this message on to your family and friends.

Please Pray: Pray for all those listed above by name.  Pray they would be unanimous in the opinion to nix this class.  Pray that Bresciani would have the courage to do what he needs to do to eliminate the classes.  Thank God for the gift of children. Pray for the teachers that openly share their faith in the classroom.  Ask God to strengthen them.

Planned Parenthood, for a plethora of reasons, is the last group you want teaching our teachers how to teach our children! (Caution, the links in this section are offensive and inappropriate for children.)

  • There is a well-documented connection between Planned Parenthood and sex traffickers. When sex trafficked victims become pregnant as a result of their abuse, they are often coerced into having abortions.  Planned Parenthood has been caught on film helping pimps obtain abortions for their victims, including minors!  The only thing done to fix the situation after it was made public was train employees not how to identify victims of sex trafficking but rather how to avoid making incriminating statements.  Click here to read The Washington Times on it from January 2017.
  • Planned Parenthood has also been known to teach acceptance of BDSM (bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism) to our youth.

Let us do all we can to stop this from coming into North Dakota schools!  Planned Parenthood’s agenda has reached into classrooms in other states!   We must stop it in North Dakota!

Linda Thorson
State Director
CWA of North Dakota
[email protected]
nd.cwfa.org

Prayer Alert: Supreme Court of the United States Decision Soon to Affect Hawaii

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We at CWA of Hawaii anxiously anticipate a decision from the Supreme Court of the United States on NIFLA v. Becerra regarding a current California law in which pro-life clinics must post printed notices in several languages urging women to contact state facilities where they can get a free or low-cost abortion.  In addition it asks unlicensed pregnancy centers to put up large signs saying: “This facility is not licensed as a medical facility by the State of California and has no licensed medical provider who provides or directly supervises the provision of services.”

CWA of Hawaii fought diligently against an almost identical law, S.B. 501, and lost.  Therefore, the outcome of this case will affect the free speech of the crisis pregnancy centers of Hawaii and ultimately the unborn of Hawaii.

A decision is expected sometime between now and the end of June.

We are grateful for CWA national going all out in its defense of free speech in this case.  CWA national presented an amicus brief, staff rallied outside the court on the day of the hearing, articles were written, etc.  Click here to read about it.

Please join with us in prayer, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm” (Ephesians 6:12-13). May we stand firm together.

Pray for each Supreme Court justice by name:

  • Chief Justice John Roberts, appointed to the high court by President George W. Bush
  • Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, appointed by President Ronald Reagan
  • Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, appointed by President George H.W. Bush
  • Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, appointed by President Bill Clinton
  • Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, appointed by President Bill Clinton
  • Associate Justice Samuel Alito, appointed by President George W. Bush
  • Associate Justice Sonya Sotomayor, appointed by President Barrack Obama
  • Associate Justice Elena Kagan, appointed by President Barrack Obama
  • Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, appointed by President Donald Trump

Pray that each Justice will see clearly the serious issues in this matter and will rule in favor of the prolife pregnancy resource and medical clinics in California, and subsequently those in Hawaii.

Pray for the continuing battle against abortion nationwide.

Thank you for your diligence in this matter.

Barbara Ferraro
State Director
CWA of Hawaii
[email protected]
hi.cwfa.org

Don’t Miss Out on Attending One of the Franklin Graham’s Decision America Tour Stops

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Last night I attended one of Franklin Graham’s Decision America Tour stops.  It was so amazing that I cannot help but to encourage you to attend a tour stop closest to you. Thousands of people came out to kick-off the tour in Escondido. The message was strong, calling us to pray for America and especially legislation in California.

“The most critical thing you can do is pray, pray, pray. The intercession of God’s people is crucial if we are to see a return to the Biblical faith of our fathers, the faith that has guided and sustained our country for so long.” – Franklin Graham

Do everything you can to attend the stop closest to you. All events begin a 7:30 p.m.

Pasadena
May 21
Rose Bowl Lawn

Oxnard
May 23
Beach Park

Bakersfield
May 25
Spectrum Amphitheatre

Fresno
May 28
Fresno Fairgrounds

Modesto
May 29
Stanislaus County Fairgrounds – Turlock

Santa Clara
May 31
California’s Great America Redwood Amphitheatre

Berkeley
June 1
Cesar Chavez Park

Chico
June 3
Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

Redding
June 5
Shasta District Fairgrounds – Anderson 

The Decision America Tour was born in 2016 when Franklin Graham visited all 50 states, challenging Christians to lead lives rooted in Biblical principles and to pray earnestly for America. More than 230,000 people joined him as he traveled across the country. Last year, he continued the tour by going back to Tennessee and Texas, drawing more than 70,000 people to outdoor venues in 11 cities. After this year’s stops in California, Washington, and Oregon, Franklin plans to keep the momentum going next year with tour stops in the northeastern U.S. Click here for more information. 

Our mission at Concerned Women for America of California is to educate, equip, and encourage all concerned citizens to be prayerfully and actively involved in protecting and promoting Biblical values in our nation, state, and communities.  Let us rise up and give God the glory.  Pray for our nation.  Pray for California.  Pray that hearts will turn to the Lord and bring Biblical principles back into the laws of our land. 

“With God, all things are possible” (Mark 10:27b). 

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California
[email protected]
ca.cwfa.org

5,000 Signatures Needed by Friday to Stay in the Fight

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Dear Friend,

As I mentioned a few months ago, Oregon is the only state that does not have any kind of regulation on abortion, despite the many efforts to persuade state legislators. Not one abortion regulation bill has been able to pass through Oregon’s legislature.

It is imperative that Oregon passes its first law to protect women and babies from abortion. To do so, Stop Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act has been formed— also known as Initiative Petition #1.

This citizens’ initiative will give Oregonians an opportunity to create the state’s first pro-life law! If approved by voters, the following will be added to the Oregon State Constitution:

“The state shall not spend public funds for any abortion, except when medically necessary or as may be required by federal law.”

At this point over 113,000 signatures, of the 117,578 signatures required to put this on the ballot, have been collected.  To insure these signatures are valid on the June 30 deadline, an earlier deadline must be met.  4,578 more signatures have to be physically collected before this Friday, May 25.  This is a requirement set by the Secretary of State.  Next month will then be used to come up with signatures to replace those that have been deemed invalid.

Please pray.  Ask the Lord to give the pro-life citizens of Oregon the strength to do all they can to collect the signatures needed by Friday.

Please take action TODAY:

  1. If you haven’t already, download the petition, print it, sign it, and mail it in.  It must arrive by Friday.
  2. Encourage others to pray, download the petition, print it, sign it, and send it in.  Contact friends, family, acquaintances, pastors, pro-family groups, etc. TODAY.

We have an opportunity here on which we cannot turn our backs.  The unborn of Oregon are counting on us!

“If you faint in the day of adversity,
Your strength is small.

Deliver those who are drawn toward death,
And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.
If you say, ‘Surely we did not know this,’
Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it?
He who keeps your soul, does He not know it?
And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?”

— Proverbs 24:10-12

For life!

Janae Stracke
National Field Director
Concerned Women for America

Maine June Primary Voter Guide for Governor

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Political television ads, radio ads, mail pieces, and yard signs must mean one thing – this is election season!  If you have not voted early, please be sure to vote Tuesday, June 12, in the primary election. Voter turnout is typically low in a non-presidential election year, but I cannot think of a more critical year to cast your vote than this year when we want to keep the momentum going to make Maine great again.  Gov. LePage is termed out.

Voters have a significant impact upon the laws and government of this state and nation. It is important that we be informed, educated voters. We should know the candidates and the issues.

  • Who will best represent your values and concerns?
  • What are the candidates’ positions on current issues affecting you and your family?
  • Are the candidates’ campaign speeches in alignment with their voting record?
  • Who is endorsing each candidate?
  • How did each candidate vote on important issues in the past?

Be proactive – an uneducated vote is a wasted vote!

  1. Study voter guides/candidate surveys. Here is a candidate survey for governor. We are blessed, honored and thankful to partner and share the Christian Civic League of Maine’s voter guide with you for candidates running in Maine.  Click here and follow the instructions to learn the candidates’ positions on issues we care about from those who responded to the questions.
  2. Attend candidate forums or watch them online.
  3. Visit the website and social media pages of each candidate.
  4. Listen to talk radio and watch state and national news.

While we are citizens of the United States of America, foremost, we are citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven, and our vote should mirror God’s views.

The institution of government was ordained by God. It is our duty, as Christians and citizens, to be active participants in the governmental process. Therefore, seek the Lord’s wisdom through prayer (and fasting) before you cast your vote.

 View CWA’s brochure What’s Your Vote Worth?

“Select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and ten” (Exodus 18:21).

Thank you for making a difference for the Kingdom of God here in Maine!

Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine
[email protected]
me.cwfa.org

Your Vote Counts!

By | California | No Comments

June 5, 2018, is California’s primary election, when your voice is heard. Your vote will make a difference with who is elected to make, or interpret laws for our state. Your vote is your voice!

In 2014 4 million Californians voted for and elected Gov. Jerry Brown. There are 15.8 million proclaimed Christians in California. Imagine the resounding voice of millions making a difference in this year’s primary election.

Years ago, Mrs Beverly LaHaye, CWA Founder, authored a publication, What’s Your Vote Worth. Her words are true today: “We must have people in elected office who honor the proper role of government, respect sanctity of life and marriage, and have the character to do what is right”.

The judicial races are non-partisan, so we must pay attention to the judges we elect. A good judge will show restraint, letting the legislators write and pass the laws. We must elect judges who uphold the constitution, not see it as a “living breathing” document. A good judge will interpret the law, not make laws.

Your vote could be the one that makes a difference for future generations to be free to live out our faith and order our society according to the laws of Nature’s God (as stated in the Declaration of Independence).

Thank God we live in a country in which we choose our leaders.

PRAY: “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

TAKE ACTION:

“When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan” (Proverbs 29:2)

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California
[email protected]
ca.cwfa.org

Prayer Alert: Maine Abortion Providers Appeal MaineCare Case

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Maine abortion providers have appealed a judge’s ruling against their challenge to MaineCare’s ban on insurance coverage for abortion. The case was brought on behalf of Mabel Wadsworth Center, Maine Family Planning and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.

In October 2017, the Cumberland County Superior Court granted summary judgment to the defendant, Commissioner Ricker Hamilton of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

 

 

 

 

 

Oral arguments were heard in Augusta at the Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday. Zachary Heiden represented the ACLU and Maine DHHS presented the case to sustain the prior court ruling.

From a moral standpoint, Maine taxpayers should not be forced to pay for the taking of human life through the abortion process.

From a legal standpoint, the Cumberland County decision was undoubtedly correct and should prevail for three reasons: 1.) Medicaid funds are partly federal, 2.) the Hyde Amendment prohibits federal taxpayer funds from being used for abortions, 3.) and because MaineCare recipients are exempt from abortion coverage under DHHS’s own rules.

The brief and other information:
Legal documents concerning this case
ACLU press release

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm” (Ephesians 6:12-13).

May we stand firm together in prayer, “Father, may righteousness prevail in the decision this court will soon make in this case.  May babies be saved from being aborted, mothers protected from the lies perpetrated by the abortion industry, and taxpayers protected from funding the heinous act of abortion.  Please touch the hearts of each one of the justices, may they see abortion for what it is and have the courage to rule on behalf of life:  Justice Leigh Ingalis Saufley, Donald G. Alexander, Andrew M. Mead, Ellen A. Gorman, Joseph Jabar, Jeffrey L. Hjelm, and Thomas E. Humphrey.  In Jesus’ Name, amen.”

Take action by passing this information on to others and encouraging them to pray diligently about this case. Thank you.

Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine
[email protected]
me.cwfa.org

Please get involved in CWA of Maine and consider contributing.  Contact me today to find out more!  You are needed!

 

Voter guides for Georgia’s May 22 primary election

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Political television ads, radio ads, mail pieces, and yard signs must mean one thing – this is election season!  If you have not voted early, please be sure to vote this coming Tuesday in the May 22 primary election. Voter turnout is typically low in a non-presidential election year, but I cannot think of a more critical year to cast your vote than this year when all of Georgia’s Constitutional officers are up for election, starting with the Governor.

Voters have a significant impact upon the laws and government of this state and nation. It is important that we be informed, educated voters. We should know the candidates and the issues.

  • Who will best represent your values and concerns?
  • What are the candidates’ positions on current issues affecting you and your family?
  • Are the candidates’ campaign speeches in alignment with their voting record?
  • Who is endorsing each candidate?
  • How did each candidate vote on important issues in the past?

Be proactive – an uneducated vote is a wasted vote!

#1 Study voter guides/candidate surveys. Here are candidate surveys for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and State School Superintendent. *

#2 Attend candidate forums or watch them online. The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series is a great resource to learn where the candidates stand on issues. The debate series included the primary election debates for Governor, Lt. Governor, Insurance Commissioner, Secretary of State, State School Superintendent, Public Service Commission districts three and five, and Congressional Districts six, seven and ten. You can view any of the archived debates here.

#3 Visit the website and social media pages of each candidate.

#4 Listen to talk radio and watch state and national news.

While we are citizens of the United States of America, foremost, we are citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven and our vote should mirror God’s views.

The institution of government was ordained by God. It is our duty, as Christians and citizens, to be active participants in the governmental process. Therefore, seek the Lord’s wisdom through prayer (and fasting) before you cast your vote. 

View CWA’s brochure What’s Your Vote Worth?

“Select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and ten”(Exodus 18:21).

Thank you for making a difference for the Kingdom of God here in Georgia!

Tanya Ditty
State Director

*Concerned Women for America is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and does not endorse candidates for political office.