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Don’t Miss Out on the Opportunity to Take Tax Money from Planned Parenthood

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Dear Friends,

We all know that for years our tax dollars have freely flowed to the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, assuring that almost 380,000 unborn babies die a year.  That is over 1,000 deaths a day at their hands and 40 just within the last hour. You and I have been paying for those deaths.

Good news!  We now have the opportunity to see that this egregious government funding is restricted. 

Thanks to the Trump Administration, new regulations, called the Protect Life Rule, similar to the “Reagan rules,” have been proposed.  This rule prohibits Title X funds from going toward abortion.  Authorized in 1970, the intent of Title X funding was to assist low-income families in family planning, with no funding for abortions. The Protect Life Rule does not prohibit Planned Parenthood, or anyone else, from receiving funds; it simply specifies that they must be in compliance, like all others receiving Title X funds. In addition Planned Parenthood, and other abortion businesses, would have to house their abortion clinics in buildings that are separate from their other services, as well as have separate staff for both.

As with any federal regulation, there is an open comment period time where the public has the opportunity to express their views. It started June 1 and will conclude July 31. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will then review the comments and issue a final rule based on the public’s feedback.

Don’t miss out on this historical moment!  We finally have an opportunity to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving tax money to perform abortions, with just four “clicks of a mouse.”  It only takes a few minutes.

“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?” (Proverbs 24:10-12).

Take Action Today — Quick and Easy!

  1. Submit your comment to the U.S. HHS Secretary Azar regarding Title X Funds for family planning. Simply go to the Concerned Women for America website link, The Protect Life Rule, and follow the instructions.  There is even a suggested comment that you can use as is or you can edit it to your liking. It is best if you add personal comments. Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Carolina.
  2. Please send this e-alert to your like-minded friends, pastor, lawmakers, family and acquaintances.

Please pray that the Protect Life Rule saves the lives of many. Pray that truth and righteousness prevail for LIFE. Psalm 94:16 cries out, “Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?” Let it be me, O Lord!

It is imperative that Secretary Azar hears from as many as absolutely possible.  Planned Parenthood is angry about this, and they are mobilized with an army contacting Azar.

It’s time to stand up, speak up, and let your voice be heard.  This is our moment to stop taxpayer funding of abortion; and we only have until July 31 to stop Planned Parenthood and others from the misuse of this program.

Need additional information on Planned Parenthood?
(Several of the links below contain vulgar content and are inappropriate for children.)

It is no longer a secret how Planned Parenthood has deceived the public carrying out inhumane treatment all in the name of providing “health and wellness” for women and their unborn children.  These unrestricted “services” catch many young girls and young women off-guard as these “caring professionals” guide them in “non-judgmental support” with one goal in mind and that is to make money by killing the innocent babies of unsuspecting mothers. Scroll through Planned Parenthood’s website to see how they:

In addition, Planned Parenthood:

  • Promotes sex-selection abortions (at Raleigh and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, abortion clinics) by referring for ultrasounds to determine the baby’s gender with the express purpose of aborting if the child is a girl.
  • Has been caught illegally harvesting and selling unborn baby body parts.
  • Promotes abortion on minority Americans carrying out the eugenic vision of Margaret Sanger, its founder.
  • Promotes abortions for underage girls even when sex-trafficking is involved.

We are thankful that North Carolina’s own Congressman Mark Walker (R), Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, recently joined Live Action president Lila Rose and additional members of Congress in a press conference to expose Planned Parenthood’s decades-long cover-up of sexual abuse.

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina
director@northcarolina.cwfa.org
nc.cwfa.org

Would you like to get involved with CWA of North Carolina?
Join a Prayer/Action ChapterContact me today to find out if there is a CWA chapter in your area.

Would you like to partner with CWA of North Carolina!
Please DONATE to CWA of North Carolina.  Our state is run exclusively by volunteers and supported 100 percent through donations. The lighthouse is pictured on our CWA of North Carolina website symbolizing that we are to be a light in the darkness. In these dark days, we appreciate your contribution to CWA of North Carolina. And again we thank you … your donation will make a difference in North Carolina through prayer and action. 

If someone forwarded you this e-alert and you would like to be on our e-alert list, please contact me.

May 5 – Celebrate Mother’s Day Early at the Women for Life Prayer Walk in Charlotte!

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Dear Ladies (and Men, too),

I hope your plans are to join us this Saturday morning, May 5, for the Women for Life Prayer Walk! CWA of North Carolina, in partnership with several pro-life groups, is proudly co-sponsoring this outstanding event that you don’t want to miss!

I have been looking forward to this special day for weeks now! If you have not yet come out to take your stand for the most innocent among us, at a Love Life Charlotte Prayer Walk event, now is the time!

Love Life Charlotte is praying for 1,000 women to Prayer Walk on Saturday! Women, children, babies, teenagers, college-aged women, grandmothers are all welcome!  Oh, AND men too!  Men, you are needed for safety, security, T-shirt distribution, setup, and breakdown. (Gentlemen, please email Anna at anna@lovelife.org to let her know you would like to volunteer.)

 Women for Life Prayer Walk

Saturday, May 5

9:00-11:00 a.m.

Meeting Location: Palmer Plaza at 1004 Palmer Plaza Lane, Charlotte

Brief walk to abortion clinic, A Preferred Women’s Health, at 3320 Latrobe Drive, Charlotte

Find additional information regarding Love Life Charlotte at lovelife.org. Please view their video at  youtu.be/RhKF8qAaGK8.

Some of you have expressed that you are hesitant to pray in front of an abortion clinic.  In the past, others just like you felt the same until they attended a Love Life Charlotte event.  They later said that the Prayer Walk they participated in was life-changing! Don’t miss out; attend this next weekend!

God IS waking up His church in Charlotte! He has opened our ears to the cries of the unborn. Look at what happened in only the second year of Love Life Charlotte’s ministry by the end of 2017 when we walked and prayed on those 40 Saturday mornings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The numbers above are remarkable! They show the importance of the numbers of people there and the POWER of prayer! Won’t you say YES to helping save babies and their moms while advancing the Gospel?

It is crucial for us as women to connect with these vulnerable women and their families with a unified voice, reaching out to them first in prayer. We can no longer look the other way. We believe that we are SO close to seeing this abortion clinic close. Will you join me on Saturday?

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day! This event is just one week before Mother’s Day. It is the perfect time to proclaim a message of hope and love. Is there any better gift than the gift of LIFE for those scheduled for slaughter? The mothers we are praying for are often pressured into getting an abortion by the men in their life OR even by their own mothers. Many don’t believe there are any other options. They have been deceived and misled. They do not know that there are people who truly care about them and are able to help them … not just with words; but with love, caring, and assistance. (Go to lovelife.org/category/love-life-stories to read about those helped by Love Life Charlotte.)

Schedule for Saturday:
9:00 a.m.            Check in at the Love Life Tent. (If you have a Love Life t-shirt, wear it. Or, receive a free T-shirt.)
9:15 a.m.            Prayer & Worship
9:30 a.m.            Begin Prayer Walk – Pray through prayer points provided
10:00 a.m.          Stand in front of the abortion clinic and pray for the Mom’s, Dad’s and babies inside of the abortion clinic that they would have an encounter with the Holy Spirit, get up and leave the clinic, and receive life seeking help through all of the options available.
10:30 a.m.          Walk back to Love Life Charlotte Check-In Tent
10:45 a.m.          Prayer, praise and worship, testimonies and group picture
11:00 a.m.          Finished

Please email, text, or call me to say that you will join us! Please add your name as one who will stand for LIFE on Saturday with us. If you have any questions, please contact me. (And, of course, walk-ins are welcome, too!)

This is our Esther moment. “For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place; but you and your father’s house will perish.  And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”  (Esther 4:14)

Can we count on you?

For Life and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina

The lighthouse is pictured on our CWA of North Carolina website symbolizing that we are to be a light in the darkness. In these dark days, we appreciate your contribution to CWA of North Carolina. Our state is run exclusively by volunteers and supported 100 percent through donations. And again we thank you … your donation will make a difference in North Carolina through prayer and action.

Would you like to get more involved with CWA of North Carolina? Join a Prayer/Action chapterContact me today to find out if there is a CWA chapter in your area.

If someone forwarded you this e-alert and you would like to be on our e-alert list, please contact me.

Additional information about CWA of North Carolina:

 

DAY OF SILENCE – Hijacking of North Carolina Classrooms for Political Purposes

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The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has designated this Friday, April 27, as the Day of Silence – a day where public school students are encouraged to refuse to speak for an entire school day including during class. The event is to encourage sympathy and support of homosexual and transgender students whose behaviors have been silenced by those who disapprove of their lifestyle.

In opposition to the Day of Silence, CWA of North Carolina is joining with pro-family organizations throughout the nation to endorse the Day of Silence WALKOUTClick here for more information.

Please forward this e-alert on to like-minded friends and family.  Especially those with school age children.

Pray! Educate! Act!

Sincerely,

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina
director@northcarolina.cwfa.org
nc.cwfa.org

Protect North Carolina Kids from Inappropriate and Graphic Sex Education

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Dear Friends,

What is Going on in North Carolina Schools!

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is allocating almost $400,000 from Title V federal grant taxpayer money intended for “abstinence” education and instead, funding SHIFT (Sexual Health Initiative for Teens) North Carolina’s LGBTQ campaign! These tax dollars will be used to train teachers and promote LGBTQ guides targeting older teens on social media to push their Teen Playbook website, which provides “guide to safer, sexier choices,” including the graphic teaching on how to use condoms.Click here to view The Playbook. No surprise, the North Carolina SHIFT initiative is endorsed by Planned Parenthood, NARAL, ACLU and others.

Are we going to stand any longer for this nonsense?! I hope your answer is a resounding NO!

Take Action: Email the members of the North Carolina School Board of Education and tell them that the SHIFT sex ed initiative should not be taught in our schools. And, be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Carolina.

Please Pray: Pray for each Board member as you email them one by one.

Monday, April 23 – Sex Ed Sit Out

It is time for us to send a clear message to our school boards, school administrations, and city councils; we have such an opportunity in Charlotte. Parents across the nation are planning to remove their children from public schools in protest of this “pornographic” sex ed curriculum in the “Sex Ed Sit Out.”  In addition, in Charlotte, a protest event is scheduled for next Monday of which CWA of North Carolina is a co-sponsor.

Date: Monday, April 23
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth Street

I encourage you to go to the Sex Ed Sit Out website for more information about “gender-bending” and “pornographic” sex ed resources, the use of tax dollars being spent to fund such curricula, the sexualization of children, and more.

Take Action:

  1. View, print out, and complete the letter to your child’s principal about why you are holding them out of school.
  2. We need parents and/or grandparents of CMS students who will speak up to five minutes to make a strong statement to Charlotte Mecklenburg School board, administrators, and city council. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are willing to speak Monday evening.

Please Pray.  Pray many would attend this event and that the school would back off from this harmful form of “education.”

 

For truth and righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina
director@northcarolina.cwfa.org
nc.cwfa.org

 The lighthouse is pictured on our CWA of North Carolina website symbolizing that we are to be a light in the darkness. In these dark days, we appreciate your contribution to CWA of North Carolina. Your donation will make a difference in North Carolina through prayer and action.  

Please DONATE to CWA of North Carolina.  Our state is run exclusively by volunteers and supported 100 percent through donations.

Would you like to get involved with CWA of North Carolina?  You are needed! Join a Preayer/Action Chapter.  Contact me today to find out if there is a CWA chapter in your area!

If someone forwarded you this e-alert and you would like to be on our e-alert list, please contact me.

 

 

Press Release: CWA of North Carolina Co-Hosts Charlotte Municipal Candidate Forum

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
October 23, 2017

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Coward, CWA of NC State Director
director@northcarolina.cwfa.org
704-516-0820

CWA of North Carolina Co-Hosts Charlotte Municipal Candidate Forum

Charlotte, NC – Last Wednesday, October 18, on the eve of the first day of Early Voting in Charlotte’s municipal elections, Concerned Women for America of North Carolina (CWA) partnered with Frederick Douglass Foundation of North Carolina and Jesus Ministry, Inc. hosting the Charlotte Municipal Candidate Forum at First Baptist Church in Charlotte.

Approximately 25 candidates, Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians, running for Mecklenburg County School Board, Charlotte City Council, and City of Charlotte Mayor attended and responded to questions on issues such as:

  • Faith, Family Values, and Religious Liberty
  • Community Relations
  • Economic Development / Affordable Housing
  • Infrastructure and Sustainability
  • Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention / Community Involvement
  • Student Performance Improvement
  • Education Alternatives / School Vouchers
  • Vocational Training / Rehabilitation = Crime Prevention

Mr. Clarence Henderson and Dr. Bonnie Chavda moderated the forum. Mr. Henderson is a civil rights activist who participated in the 1960 sit-in at Woolworth’s lunch counter while a student at North Carolina A and T College in Greensboro. He is currently President of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of North Carolina. Dr. Chavda is a co-founder and senior pastor of All Nations Church and Chavda Ministries International. She serves on the Executive Board of Charlotte Mecklenburg Dream Center and Advisory Board of Shiloh University.

Jill Coward, State Director for CWA of North Carolina, stated that in the last municipal elections in 2015, less than 15% of Charlotte’s registered voters elected liberal Mayor Jennifer Roberts who sought to introduce a radical bathroom ordinance which resulted in hyper-negative attention to North Carolina. “We believe if we offer the citizens the opportunity to be educated about their candidates, they would understand the importance of going to the polls and voting their values,” Coward said.

With the Stroke of His Pen, Gov. Cooper Removes Religious Liberties across North Carolina

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Dear Friend,

Earlier this week, our state experienced an extremely detrimental blow when our governor, elected by the people of North Carolina, ruled like a king with a simple swipe of his pen. He completely disregarded the Constitution of North Carolina, which states that “the people rely on the ‘preservation and existence of our civil, political and … religious liberties … for the more certain security thereof and for the better government of this State, ordain and establish this Constitution.’”

Yesterday, Gov. Roy Cooper, along with Attorney General Josh Stein, ignored our state constitution’s traditional and legal religious rights that we hold so dear. Executive Order 24 not only allows males into females’ showers and bathrooms but also forces private businesses to adopt sweeping LGBT privileges at the cost of infringing upon the religious liberty of North Carolinians.

Remember in March when the North Carolina General Assembly reached a compromise with Gov. Cooper on the replacement of H.B.2 with H.B.142, with a restriction on anti-discrimination ordinances in cities and counties? Gov. Cooper was so satisfied with this bill that he signed it into law. Now, less than seven months later, this contradictory order shows his indifference to our state’s laws, our entire general assembly, and his own opinion. Simply put, he exceeded his authority as governor.

According to the analysis of Tami Fitzgerald, Executive Director of NC Values Coalition, we can see that Gov. Cooper’s edict has opened “Pandora’s box” by “creating new categories not found in existing state or federal law for non-discrimination protections, including ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity or expression.’” It appears that the new categories seem to be entirely aimed at expanding preferences under the law for homosexual and transgender individuals with no concern about the privacy and safety of women and children. (Click here to read NC Values Coalition statement in its entirety.)

Both public and private institutions are in jeopardy. Religious liberties among businesses and churches have been trounced, yet again, in deference to LGBTQ special interests. State Senate Leader Phil Berger (R) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-District 111) issued a joint statement concluding, “We trust the court will reject the governor’s latest stunt, which is inconsistent with the deal he negotiated to repeal H.B.2.”

Stay tuned for more details and options for taking action on this very contemptible and harmful new order.

“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face,” (Psalm 89:14).

For Truth and Righteous,

Jill Coward

State Director
director@northcarolina.cwfa.org
nc.cwfa.org