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Capitol Hill Brief — Feisty and Feminine Workshops

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I also want to take a moment and thank God and you, our thousands of Concerned Women for America supporters, for the support you gave my book, Feisty and Feminine, this year.

I wrote it as a manual for conservative women to be equipped on the major topics of the day.  We are stronger when we stand together with one voice, and my hope was to spark the conversations with Feisty and Feminine.

Well, as usual, you blew me away.  Many of our members held Feisty and Feminine workshops this year, where a group of women went through the book, covering all the topics, equipping and supporting each other, while having lots of fun.

It’s a dream come true; thank you so much!


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Capitol Hill Brief — A Supreme Accomplishment

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Perhaps at the top of our list for accomplishments this year is the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court.  God was so gracious to us!

You have to remember that before the election, when the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia was announced, Hillary Clinton was, without a doubt, going to be President.  And the Court was going to be lost to the liberal side for a generation.

But God had other plans.  And when President Trump won, everything changed.  He nominated an exceptional candidate in Neil Gorsuch, and Concerned Women for America all over the country pour out their heart and soul in getting him confirmed.

We did it. You did it.  God did it.


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Capitol Hill Brief — 100 No More

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We’re looking back at God’s many blessings for Concerned Women for America in 2017, and we cannot forget to thank God for his hand directing our 100 No More rallies around the country.

One of the least known facts about the abortion industry and Planned Parenthood is its disturbing connection to population control and eugenics.

The effects are still felt today. Approximately 35% of all abortions in the United States are performed on African-American women, while they represent only 13% of the female population of the country.

This has been a burden for me personally, and that is why Concerned Women for America has been holding rallies to ask the tough questions about abortion and race and what most not be ignored.


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Capitol Hill Brief — Pro-Life Victories

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Friends, as the end of the year approaches, it gives us a chance to reflect on what the Lord has graciously allowed us to accomplish this year.

On the pro-life front, we have seen many advances.  With President Trump in the White House, one of the first things we were able to see through was the re-implementation of the Mexico City Policy, that halted international funds to organizations the perform or promote abortions abroad.

We also finally put an end to the hideous Obamacare contraception mandate that held the Little Sisters of the Poor and many other pro-life organizations hostage, paying for abortion and abortion-inducing drugs.

Those are major victories that get us excited about 2018.


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Capitol Hill Brief — It’s Christmas

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It’s Christmas Day! What a wonderful time to reflect on the birth of our Savior and God’s goodness.  Scripture tells us that, “All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us).”

And that is the thought I’d like to leave with you today.  God is near.

I know 2017 was a tough year for many, but we must never equate adversity with the absence of God.

So, I lift up a prayer for you today wherever you are, whatever situation you are going through, that you may experience Immanuel, God with you.

Merry Christmas!


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Capitol Hill Brief — Merry Christmas

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What do we celebrate on Christmas?  That, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” That we witnessed, “His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

There’s no bigger truth for us as Christians.  This is the good news we live and preach.  Therefore, this season is about reflecting on what is truly important. It is a season of sharing that grace we have received through the birth of our Savior.

So, from all of us at Concerned Women for America, we hope you have a Merry Christmas.  May you experience the joy and piece of the Son of God in your life, wherever you are.


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Capitol Hill Brief — The Christmas Scene

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There’s a poem by G.K. Chesterton which captures well the scene of that first Christmas:

There fared a mother driven forth
Out of an inn to roam;
In the place where she was homeless
All men are at home.
The crazy stable close at hand,
With shaking timber and shifting sand,
Grew a stronger thing to abide and stand
Than the square stones of Rome.

It is one of the most beautiful aspects of the Christmas story. The Savior of the world — the King of Kings and Lord of Lords — born in the humblest of settings.

This challenges us to forsake our pride and follow Him who is meek and lowly.  And in Him we will find our rest.


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Capitol Hill Brief — Most Wonderful Time

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What joy is the Christmas season! The colors, the lights, the snow.  It’s a time to gather with family and friends.  But above all, it is a time to remember our Savior’s birth.

One of my favorite things to help me remember are our old hymns, full of Scripture and beauty.

“Hark the herald angels sing
‘Glory to the new-born King
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled.’”

Or how about that crescendo of Silent Night, proclaiming:

“Christ the Savior is born!”

There is “O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant …”

And the splendor of the “Gloria, In excelsis Deo …”

It is, indeed, the most wonderful time of the year!


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Capitol Hill Brief — Still Busy

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Friends, as we celebrate the Christmas season, I want to thank you for your support of Concerned Women for America. You make it possible for us to shine the light of Christmas on our nation’s public policy.

Right now, CWA’s legal team is hard at work writing our brief on a very important pro-life, free speech Supreme Court case out of California.

National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra challenges California’s Reproductive FACT Act, which was specifically designed to curtail pro-life clinics’ effectiveness by requiring them promote abortion services.

This is a clear violation of the Constitution, and CWA will represent your voice before the Court.


Help CWA stand strong on the front lines. Your year-end gift will help us defend critical issues like the sanctity of life and religious freedom. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org and give your year-end gift today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Christmas Week

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As we look forward to celebrating Christmas this week, we also look back at the many blessings God has granted our nation.

It was a cold, snowy Christmas Eve that George Washington’s miraculous crossing of the Delaware River changed the course of history. One colonel recalled how a “providential fog” saved him and his men from being captured.

It was just one of the numerous miraculous occurrences of our nation’s founding.

That’s why it is not surprising to hear Washington say in his inaugural address, that, “No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States.”

All I can say is, “Amen!”


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Capitol Hill Brief — Disparate Foundings

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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 — Abortion and Religion

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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.


Join us on the front lines, defending critical issues like the sanctity of life through prayer and action. Together, we’ll bring Biblical and constitutional values back to our nation. Stand with us, and give today at www.CapitolHillBrief.org.

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Capitol Hill Brief — Women Won’t Lose

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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.


Join us on the front lines, defending critical issues like the sanctity of life through prayer and action. Together, we’ll bring Biblical and constitutional values back to our nation. Stand with us, and give today 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 — Struggling for Life

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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


Join us on the front lines, defending critical issues like the sanctity of life through prayer and action. Together, we’ll bring Biblical and constitutional values back to our nation. Stand with us, and give today 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 — Every Heart Beating

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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.


Join us on the front lines, defending critical issues like the sanctity of life through prayer and action. Together, we’ll bring Biblical and constitutional values back to our nation. Stand with us, and give today 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 — Broad Support

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The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act should not be a left or right issue. Even many pro-choice people support a 20-week ban on abortion.

Recent polls by Quinnipiac, National JournalHuffington Post, NBC News/Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post/ABC News all revealed: A majority of Americans support limiting abortion after 20-weeks’ gestation.

Sixty percent of women think abortion after that point should be illegal.

That’s overwhelming support that should not be ignored or politicized by Capitol Hill any longer.  Our senators should move as quickly as possible on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.


Join the fight to defend the unborn, and give them the right to live. Every life matters! We want to see laws passed that uphold these values. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to get involved in the fight today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Bad Company

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According to medical experts, a baby’s pain system at 20-weeks’ gestation is fully developed; the baby’s higher-level, pain-modifying systems have barely begun to develop, leaving them to feel excruciating pain.

That is big reason why the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is so desperately needed.  What we have in our country is nothing short of a humanitarian crisis.

Did you know that the United States is one of only seven nations that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks?  The other six nations are Canada, China, the Netherlands, North Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam.

We must show compassion and enact this legislation as soon as possible.


Join the fight to defend the unborn, and give them the right to live. Every life matters! We want to see laws passed that uphold these values. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to get involved in the fight today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Pain-Capable

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The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act exposes the left for their radicalism on abortion.  The legislation only deals with the unborn child at 20 weeks — that’s five months!

I told you yesterday that at five months, a baby has fingernails, her own unique fingerprints, eyebrows, and eyelashes.

But did you know that there is substantial evidence that they can already feel excruciating pain? Prominent neuroscientists, pain specialists, and two past presidents of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as numerous medical studies confirm it. Babies visibly and abruptly react to pain at this stage. We must protect them.


Join the fight to defend the unborn, and give them the right to live. Every life matters! We want to see laws passed that uphold these values. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to get involved in the fight today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Boy, Girl, or Statistic?

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The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is one of the most crucial pieces of pro-life legislation since the passage of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.  This legislation not only protects babies who are five months in the womb and can feel excruciating pain, but also protects women who are at an increasingly greater risk of experiencing the harmful effects of a late-term abortion.

At five months, a baby has fingernails, its own unique fingerprints, eyebrows, and eyelashes.  A baby can suck its thumb and recognize its mother’s voice.

Friends, we must ban together and protect the sanctity of life by passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.


Join the fight to defend the unborn, and give them the right to live. Every life matters! We want to see laws passed that uphold these values. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to get involved in the fight today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Love Saves Lives

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“Love Saves Lives.” That is the theme of the 2018 March for Life, coming up on January 19.  I hope you are already making plans to attend.  Concerned Women for America is always front and center at the March, standing up for the unborn and their mothers.

But this public display of our support for life is accompanied by much work at every level of government, both at the state and federal level.

Right now, we are working hard to see Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed by the U.S. Senate next year. This very important pro-life bill will prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Please help us to pray for this important legislation.


Join the fight to defend the unborn, and give them the right to live. Every life matters! We want to see laws passed that uphold these values. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to get involved in the fight today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.