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Nance: Norma McCorvey’s Testimony Reveals Roe v. Wade’s Foundation of Lies

By | Family Issues, Feminist / Women's Issues, Legal, News and Events, Planned Parenthood, Sanctity of Life, Social / Cultural Issues, Uncategorized | No Comments

CWA’s CEO and President Penny Young Nance wrote the following op-ed published on CNS News.

“It is always sobering to stand and contemplate the destruction and devastation left along the pathway of “Hurricane” Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that invented a right to abortion. It is worse than any of the modern-day disasters we have experienced. More than sixty million babies now lost.

In light of a new documentary airing Friday — “AKA Jane Roe” — today is yet another day of mourning as we now hear a new tragic explanation that only adds to the injustice and confusion that is Roe.

The Supreme Court case was not only plainly an unconstitutional exercise in judicial activism, it was also the result of a wicked plan to deceive the public into something it never wanted. And now, this 2020 documentary, produced by Nick Sweeney, whose body of work informs viewers of his agenda, paints a picture of even more injustice and deception surrounding the complicated and sorrow-filled life of Norma McCorvey.”

Read Penny’s Entire Op-Ed Here:

From Penny Nance on #GivingTuesdayNow!

By | Covid-19, Defense of Family, Education, National Sovereignty, News and Events, Religious Liberty, Sanctity of Life, Support for Israel | No Comments

Would any of us back in February have believed how our world would change? There is hardly anyone who has not been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  I know that we here at CWA have certainly felt the pressure. 

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow. CWA asks for your help to continue standing for Biblical values and constitutional principles through this time of uncertainty in our country. 

Would you please consider using this opportunity to join in the fight to stand for the sanctity of life, defense of family, religious freedom, education, support for Israel, national sovereignty, and against sexual exploitation?

Send your #GivingTuesdayNow donation to Concerned Women for America now.

What we will do with your gift:

Help support our Prayer/Action Chapters in almost every state, where our members pray, educate themselves and others, and act to protect those Biblical principles we believe are the foundation of freedom.

Help us create a conservative movement by growing our Young Women for America chapters on college campuses around the country. Concerned Women for America’s Young Women for America initiative focuses on prayer, education, and action through the leadership of our Campus Chapter Leaders and Campus Representatives.

Help us provide CWA and YWA volunteers with all the training and educational tools they need to make your voice heard in every state and at the federal level.

Thank you so much for participating with us in #GivingTuesdayNow.


Penny Young Nance
CEO and President
Concerned Women for America

CWA’s CEO and President Penny Nance on “Marcus & Joni” on DAYSTAR Television

By | Culture, Defense of Family, Family Issues, Feminist / Women's Issues, News and Events, Sanctity of Life, Social / Cultural Issues, Uncategorized | No Comments

Our CEO and President Penny Nance appeared on Daystar TV on the “Marcus & Joni” Show.

Penny spoke to Marcus and Joni Lamb about numerous topics including her book, Feisty and Femininecurrent events, COVID-19, Concerned Women for America, abortion, and President Trump among many additional topics. Penny closed the show in a heartfelt prayer!

See Penny Nance’s Segment and the Entire Marcus & Joni Show Here: (Penny’s segment runs from 43:30 to 59:13)

Action Item: Tell Gov. Cooper to Shut the Abortion Clinics!

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Why are abortion businesses still operating when Gov. Roy Cooper (Democrat) is shutting churches, schools, and mass gatherings?

Currently, across the United States, including North Carolina, services that constitute essential health care for women, such as routine Pap smears, mammograms, and pelvic exams, are being postponed in order to reduce everyone’s risk of exposure to COVID-19 and to conserve scarce medical resources. Yet, the abortion industry is open for business as usual.

On March 18, 2020, Vice President Mike Pence issued a mass gathering ban exceeding 10 people according to this directive. While many healthcare agencies have ceased their non-essential medical, surgical, and dental procedures, Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers across North Carolina insist on business as usual – seeing between 25 and 40 patients per day while consuming Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other equipment that COVID-19 patients need. According to LoveLife, the abortion clinics are, “packing patients in close proximity against CDC guidelines, placing them at further risk for COVID-19.”

On March 24, 2020, Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina joined other like-minded organizations and signed onto a letter to Gov. Cooper urging that he and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Secretary Mandy Cohen, safeguard women and our healthcare providers by:

  • Ensuring that emergency response funds are not diverted to the abortion industry,
  • Ceasing operations and joining other healthcare providers who have ceased elective procedures,
  • Urging abortion providers to donate their PPE and other equipment to coronavirus response,
  • Safeguarding women who frequently require additional emergency response from complications.

Immediate Action Needed

#1. Please contact Gov. Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen.  Urge them to join other states by closing abortion clinics and redirecting PPE and other medical equipment to our state’s much needed coronavirus response. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Carolina.

#2. Forward this email to family and friends.

Please pray:  Dear Father, we ask that you move on the hearts of Gov. Cooper and Sec. Cohen to seek You in all things, especially with regard to this issue of life.

“Open your mouth for the speechless,
In the cause of all who are appointed to die.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And plead the cause of the poor and needy.”
Proverbs 31:8-9

Thank you for taking action at this critical time.

For Truth and Righteousness,
Jill Coward
State Director

From left to right: Dr. Shea Garrison, Concerned Women for America International Affairs; Alfonso Aguilar, Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles and International Human Rights Group; Luis Almagro, Secretary General, Organization of American States; Steven Aden, Americans United for Life; Gualberto Garcia-Jones, International Human Rights Group “On January 28, 2020, international pro-life organizations held a second meeting between and Sec. Almagro to discuss his upcoming reelection in March 2020 and to encourage him to promote the right to life in the American states.”

How Life is Winning in the Americas

By | Blog, International, News and Events, Sanctity of Life | No Comments

Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated Luis Almagro on winning reelection to serve as Secretary General of the Organization of the American States (OAS). Secretary Pompeo commended Almagro for his work promoting democracy in South America and holding Castro accountable in Cuba.

While CWA International is grateful for Almagro’s stance against socialism, including against the illegitimate Maduro regime in Venezuela, there have been concerns regarding his history of proabortion statements

Thankfully, prior to his reelection Secretary Almagro affirmed the right to life and his commitment to uphold that right as a pillar of the OAS convention stating:

“[…] definitely, the principles of religious freedom that I have mentioned and the principles of the right to life are fundamental principles and rights […] The application of the fullest validity of Article 4 of the American Convention is essential.”

Article 4 of the American Convention on Human Rights declares: “Every person has the right to have his life respected. This right shall be protected by law and, in general, from the moment of conception.”

It is hard to overstate the significance of this statement by Secretary General Almagro.

This statement is the result of CWA International meeting privately with Secretary Almagro twice in the last three months, working diligently alongside other coalition partners to ask him to defend life and the unborn as the leader of the OAS.

After speaking with him about the importance of protecting all life and upholding the national sovereignty of each member state of the OAS, Secretary Almagro committed to include provisions in his election platform stating abortion is not an international right and affirming the national sovereignty of the countries who oppose abortion. Almagro also promised to support the freedom of religious-based organizations.

The OAS is comprised of 35 member states from North, Central, and South America, including the U.S. and Canada, as well as the Caribbean. According to Article 1 of its charter, OAS was formed in order to achieve “an order of peace and justice, to promote their solidarity, to strengthen their collaboration, and to defend their sovereignty, their territorial integrity, and their independence.” It is a regional entity similar to how the United Nations is a global one.

When Almagro was first elected Secretary General five years ago, he espoused the need for access to abortion:

“[T]he Americas continue to have some of the most restrictive laws regarding sexual and reproductive rights and freedoms [euphemism for abortion], and that reality has to change” [emphasis added].

This directly contradicts the OAS American Convention, not to mention the real healthcare needs of women.

This is why it was imperative Secretary Almagro declare his support for the OAS position on life. The secretary general’s role is to uphold the existing documents and principles, not project an agenda onto it.

Thankfully in March, Secretary Almagro committed publicly to upholding the American Convention and affirmed the right to life as set forth by OAS.

Though CWA International continues to work with Secretary Almagro to resolve some differences regarding defense of the family, we are excited he has made these pro-life declarations in a candidate forum prior to his reelection. We look forward to working alongside him to uphold OAS’s stance on protecting life from conception.

We join Secretary Pompeo in praising Secretary General Almagro’s promotion of freedom in the Americas and pushing back against the repressive socialist regimes of Venezuela, Nicaragua, and communist Cuba. We applaud him for also promising to protect the dignity and life of the unborn.

True freedom for all people.

 

House Republicans Force Floor Vote on Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

By | Blog, Legislative Updates, News and Events, Sanctity of Life, Uncategorized | No Comments

At the end of February, on the heels of the U.S. Senate’s two pro-life votes, House Republicans successfully forced a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act through a procedural measure called a Motion to Recommit (MTR). This was the 80th time that House Republicans, led by Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Missouri), sought a vote on Born Alive.

You may recall that last April, Rep. Wagner and Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) filed a discharge petition to force a vote on Born Alive by acquiring support from a majority of the House. Members of the House felt so strongly about comments made last year by disgraced Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who nonchalantly detailed how a baby born alive after an abortion would be “kept comfortable” while the doctor and mother had “a conversation,” as well as about New York repealing its state-level born alive law, that they were determined to take federal action. Without control of the House floor, a discharge petition was the best option. The discharge petition currently has 204 signatures of the 218 required. Since then, House Republicans have taken to the floor almost 80 times and asked for unanimous consent for the bill to be brought to the floor for a vote.

The Motion to Recommit offered an alternative strategy. When a bill is on the House floor to be voted on, it often undergoes a series of votes before final passage. An MTR is generally used as a tool of the minority (Republicans) to seek a vote on something the majority (Democrats) won’t allow. It is unveiled at the last minute and is often the last vote before final passage. This MTR, if passed, would have amended a youth tobacco bill on the floor to include the text of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The MTR was defeated 187-220 but was effective in showing Americans exactly where their Member of Congress stands on infanticide. To see how your Member of Congress voted, click here.

The abortion industry says babies surviving abortion never happens, but data from the CDC and stories of abortion survivors like Melissa Ohden, Josiah Presley and Claire Culwell prove otherwise. This does happen. It is gut wrenching to think physicians nonchalantly allow newborn children to die, but Kermit Gosnell is proof that some do. Without these protections in place, we cannot effectively stop a future Gosnell-like doctor from repeating the horrors of Gosnell’s post birth “abortions.”

Remember: the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act isn’t about abortion and doesn’t change a single abortion law; it’s about what happens when a child survives an abortion. This bill requires that doctors provide the same standard of care to a child born alive after an attempted abortion that would be afforded to any other child born at that gestation. It is unconscionable that a bill this basic, that simply requires doctors to treat a child born alive as they would any other child, would be so radical to the far left.

Issues like this, whether or not a child who survives an abortion receives age-appropriate medical care, should not be a political or a partisan issue. This is a moral issue. We must continue to pursue every available avenue for this bill to become law for the least of these.

 

 

CWA CEO and President Penny Nance speaking at the Protect Women Protect Life rally at the Supreme Court

Could Debate Over Louisiana Abortion Law have Implications for Kentucky?

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The following news story aired this week on Spectrum 1 Newschannels. Click link to watch the television broadcast or read the story below.

“Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance says it is her rural Kentucky roots that fueled her passion for the anti-abortion movement.

“I grew up the daughter of a pastor in Eastern Kentucky in Appalachia. My dad served for about 20 years in Paintsville. As a woman of faith, I learned my bible in Eastern Kentucky. We know that God knit us together in our mothers’ wombs,” said Nance.

Nance stood outside of the Supreme Court Wednesday as justices heard arguments on a Louisiana abortion law that would require doctors who perform abortions to hold admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of an abortion clinic. A similar Texas law was struck down by the high court in 2016, when the court decided the issue of admitting privileges was an undue burden on women.

Now the court is more conservative with President Trump’s appointments of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

Wednesday’s court proceedings suggest Chief Justice John Roberts will likely be the deciding vote.

“If it is going to follow its own precedent and if it’s going to follow things like the rule of law, we should not have a different result. The change in the Supreme Court should not change the decisions and certainly not so fast,” said Fatima Goss Graves, President of the National Women’s Law Center.

“We know that abortion is one of the safest operations in the country. Admitting privileges are not necessary but even so, we find that the hospitals are denying the clinics and the doctors admitting privileges because they are afraid of the violence. They are being bullied and terrorized and this is closing clinics down for us,” said Toni Van Pelt, President of the National Organization for Women.

There was perhaps no greater illustration of how culturally divisive abortion is than the two competing rallies happening simultaneously on the steps of the court with both sides convinced their argument will prevail.

“Decades of precedent don’t stand for much when the Supreme Court gets it absolutely wrong,” said Johnathan Alexandre, Senior Counsel for Liberty Counsel.

“If you love someone who is seeking an abortion, that is what you should lean into. You should lean into the values that guide and support the people you love,” said Goss Graves.

A decision should come by late June.

Several states including Kentucky have passed laws being challenged in federal courts that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

The decision in the Louisiana case could have consequences for the Kentucky case.

According to data from the Pew Research Center, just 36% of Kentuckians believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases.”

Watch the Entire TV Interview with Penny Nance here:

Concerned Women for America to add its voice to ‘Protect Women – Protect Life’ rally on steps of SCOTUS, Wednesday, March 4

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WASHINGTON — Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), will join a broad coalition of pro-life groups and legislators on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court Wed., Mar. 4, for the “Protect Women – Protect Life” rally.

Pro-life citizens will join together in support of June Medical Services v. Russo, a Louisiana law that requires abortionists, like doctors at all Louisiana outpatient surgical centers, to maintain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The measure was enacted to ensure that women who experience a medical emergency during an abortion have access to proper care.

Remarkably, the bill’s fiercest opponent has been the abortion industry, with abortion doctors asking for exemptions from the law’s requirements.

“Abortion providers shouldn’t be able to erase a law that protects women’s health,” says Penny Nance, CEO and president of CWA. “There is no reason women seeking abortions should be treated with lower standards of medical care than other out-patient surgery centers. That’s why I, and hundreds of thousands of women I represent, stand in support of the women of Louisiana.”

Sancha Smith, a member of CWA of Louisiana, says being pro-life necessarily extends to protecting the life of a woman who chooses to have an abortion. “We cannot say all life is important and ignore the threat posed to women by an abortion procedure. I do not understand how the pro-choice lobby can claim to stand for women’s health while working for this bill to be overturned.”

The “Protect Women – Protect Life” pre-rally event will kick off at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday with a time for women to share their stories. The rally will formally begin at 9:30 a.m. and will end at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, please visit: https://www.protectwomenprotectlife.org/

Media: email [email protected] or [email protected] or call 202.810.5530 or 202.527.3434

Hawaii state capitol

Prayer Volunteers are still Needed! Join the 2020 Encourage-A-Legislator Program!

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More “encouragers” are needed for our Encourage-A-Legislator Campaign for the 2020 Hawaii legislative session. It is our goal for 2020 that not one legislator be left without both prayer and encouragement. Will you help us meet that goal?

Our legislators will be making important decisions on many issues that affect our state and families. Undoubtedly, much prayer is needed to restrain the enemy’s assault on our culture. Please sign up today!

About the Encourage A Legislator Program:

Our EAL program is one of our most important programs. When fully implemented, each member of our Hawaii state legislature (25 Senators and 51 Representatives), will be lifted up in prayer each week that they are in session and receive an encouraging postcard.  The EAL program is not an expression of political or public policy views. It is a program for encouragement and prayer for our state legislators. The goal is to simply uplift the legislator and to remind him or her that they are being prayed for regularly.

It’s easy! You commit to adopting a legislator and praying for them each week during the 2020 legislative session, which opened on January 15th and ends on May 6.  After praying for your adopted legislators, you need to mail the CWA of Hawaii provided postcard that is pre-printed with a meaningful quote and a corresponding Scripture verse. Simply write a few encouraging words on the card or just sign it, affix a postcard stamp and mail the card.

Are you interested? Now more than ever our leaders need our prayers and encouragement. 

Prayer moves the hand of God in the affairs of this state and nation!   I Timothy 2:1-2 commands us to pray for those in authority, “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. This is good and pleases God our Savior …”

We are looking for your commitment today! Please reply by calling me at 808-965-9834 or contact me through email or regular mail, with your name and physical mailing address. I will then send your postcards and instructions as soon as I can after receiving your info.  You are needed!

Barbara J. Ferraro
State Director

Choose Life Plates are Still Available

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I am writing today to give you a status update on the Kansas Choose Life License Plate project and to ask for your assistance. As a reminder, the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) will begin production and issuing the specialty tag when we reach the threshold of 1000 preregistrations for the tags. We are nearly halfway to meeting the KDOR requirement.

Click here to read more about the license plate project.

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Kansas has set a goal to sell 125 additional specialty plate registrations by May 30, 2020. Thank you to all who have purchased the specialty plate. If you have not done so, consider the value to the pro-life movement in Kansas if cars across the state had the Choose Life tags. Choose Life America has this to say about the license plates:

  • All states allow specialty license plates to promote and/or raise funds to support various non-profit organizations within their state.
  • The Choose Life plate is now in 32 states and the District of Columbia and has raised over $28 million for the cause of life and adoption in those states.

Take Action Today! 

  • Print and fill out the back panel of the brochure, or go to chooselifeplate.com, to obtain a Choose Life license plate!
  • Encourage others to do the same! Print off or order brochures to distribute. Go to our website and print off the Choose Life brochure or email us to order brochures.
  • Involve your church! Approach your pastor to find out if you can distribute the brochure in church.

Pray with me that we will find favor in new areas of advertisement. May the Lord provide an increase of people willing to join this effort. Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

Thanks for all the help of organizations, newspapers, and individuals who not only ordered the tag but who are promoting the plates. Let’s do it again! The job cannot be done without you.

Blessings,
Barbara Saldivar
State Director

Follow-up on February 19, Day of Fasting and Prayer

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Nearly 500 people participated in the February 19, prayer rally for the unborn in Topeka. We felt the presence of the Lord at the rally and committed ourselves to look to Him instead of ourselves to get the Value Them Both Amendment passed.  The House and the Senate galleys were packed with prayer warriors.  At noon we all gathered in the rotunda and prayed.  I had the honor to represent Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Kansas as I lead a prayer for women and babies – the true victims of abortion. To God, be the glory for He put that prayer on my heart.

Update on the Value Them Both Amendment
As I reported here, the amendment passed the Senate but failed to get the necessary 84 votes in the House. However, President of the Senate, Susan Wagle (R-District 30 ) and Speaker of the House Ron Ryckman (R-District 78) are still committed to passing the amendment, as are many senators and representatives.

What can you do?

#1. Letters to the editor on the importance of passing the pro-life amendment are critical. Legislators do read what is printed in their local newspapers (both printed and online). Will you commit to writing a letter to your local newspaper today? Here are some helpful tips:

  • Adhere to the printed guidelines for letter-writing provided by the publications.  These guidelines are usually printed near the column on a daily or weekly basis.  Letters normally should be no longer than 250 words.  Remember that editors reserve the right to edit your letter.  They may edit one word, or they may cut your most important paragraphs.  But don’t get discouraged!
  • Keep your letters simple, direct, and well-reasoned.  Expressing your anger is fine, but avoid hysteria. Be careful to avoid unproven assertions or you will jeopardize your credibility.
  • Cover the topic of the life amendment only.  Do not try to discuss more than one issue, or your letter will lose effectiveness.
  • At the bottom of the letter, sign your name and give your address and daytime telephone number.  Editors will not publish anonymous letters, and most will call to confirm that you wrote the letter.
  • Write while this issue is hot!  Don’t delay writing your letter.
  • Use short quotations from authoritative sources. For background information on the amendment, click here and here.

#2. Please forward this e-alert onto friends, family, and acquaintances.

Join me in prayer:  Father in Heaven, we thank you for our faithful CWA of Kansas members who have been praying, coming to the Capitol, and calling, writing, and emailing their legislators. We continue to ask You to soften the hearts of the legislators who are voting against this pro-life amendment. Lord, we ask that You make a way for this amendment to come up for another vote in this session. Thank you, Father. Amen

Thank you for all you have done, especially the prayers.

Blessings,
Barbara Saldivar
State Director

CWA of Virginia Marches for Life in Virginia

CWA of Virginia Marches for Life in Virginia

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Concerned Women for America of Virginia participated in the February 13, March for Life in Richmond. Forty-two busses and an untold number of cars drove in for the event. Turnout estimates ran from 1,000 to 2,500.

Prior to the rally and march, we visited legislators. This session has been difficult for our like-minded legislators, and our purpose for the day was to be an encouragement. We prayed with Delegates Byron, Walker, and Austin, and Sen. Suetterlein. We spoke briefly with Delegate Gilbert but missed seeing Sen. Newman. At each office, we prayed Colossians 1:9-12 over our legislators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.”

Janet Robey
Associate Director

PS. Here are a few articles about the Richmond March for Life (Some are subscription-based, but you can usually access one time.)

The Virginia Pilot

Roanoke Times

Richmond Times

Associated Press

Arlington Diocese

LifeNews

 

Join CWA of North Carolina at the Prayer Walk in Charlotte – February 29

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina invites you to join with us Saturday, February 29, as we partner with Love Life for a pro-life prayer walk in Charlotte. (We also encourage you to join us in Greensboro and Raleigh.)

Wouldn’t you like to be counted as we stand in the gap for these precious little ones? Here are the details for February 29.

Date: Saturday, February 29
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Meeting Location: “A Preferred Women’s Health” Abortion Clinic, 3236 Latrobe Drive • Charlotte, NC 28211

** Please wear your Love Life T-shirt. First-timers will receive a free t-shirt.
** Prepare yourself to worship on Saturday. These are the songs we will be singing at the prayer walk.

Please bring a friend and join us! This is a child-friendly event!

While RSVPing is not necessary, I would love to know you will be joining me in Charlotte, so please contact me by Friday, February 28, if you can. And if you have any questions about any of these pro-life opportunities, please contact me. We pray God will place this issue of LIFE on the hearts and minds of the citizens of North Carolina.

“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.” (Psalm 82:3)

For Truth and Righteousness,
Jill Coward
State Director

Calling on All Prayer Warriors – Pray for the Unborn on February 19!

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As I reported in an earlier alert, the Value Them Both Amendment failed to pass the House last week. While we were very disappointed with the outcome of the vote we will not give up!

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Kansas is joining with intercessors around the state to pray of our state and for our legislature. While we were praying together about what God would want us to do, the Lord brought Deuteronomy 30:19 to mind: “I call heaven and  earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing:  Therefore Choose Life,  that both thou and thy seed may live.”

So, we have declared next Wednesday, February 19, a day of prayer and fasting day on behalf of our state and for the unborn.  We are also calling on 1,000 prayer warriors to come and pray at the state capitol on February 19!

Here are the details:
Date: Wednesday, February 19
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Kansas State Capitol, 8th and Van Buren, Topeka

Join me in prayer:  Father in Heaven, we thank you for the favor the amendment has had with the Speaker of the House, the Senate President, and so many legislators.  We pray for those who seek to thwart Your plans in protecting life. We put our trust in You as You are always in control.”

Please forward this e-alert onto friends, family, and acquaintances.

Thank you for all you have done, especially the prayers.

Blessings,
Barbara Saldivar
State Director

Value Them Both Amendment Fails in the House

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Last week, the pro-life Value Them Both Amendment that you faithfully prayed for and took action on failed to get the necessary 84 votes to pass the Kansas House. The amendment had previously passed the Kansas Senate. It was a disheartening defeat because of the potential lives lost of both mothers and their unborn babies.

Take Action: It is important that we contact our legislators after a crucial vote like this.  They need to know that we take note of how they vote.

  1. Click here to view how your House member voted on the amendment. Contact the legislator and thank them if they voted yes on the amendment and express your disappointment if they voted against the amendment. Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Kansas. Click here and then click on “Find Your Legislator” to contact your Kansas House members.  You can also call the Legislative Hot Line at 1-800-432-3924.
  2. Contact Speaker of the House, Ron Ryckman (Republican D-78) and Senate President Susan Wagle (Republican D-30) and thank them for their leadership on the pro-life amendment. Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Kansas.

Speaker Ryckman – 785-296-2302 | [email protected]
Senate President Wagle, 785-296-2419 | [email protected].

Please join me in prayer:  Father in Heaven, we thank you for the favor the amendment has had with the Speaker of the House and the Senate President.  We thank you for the work the pro-life representatives did last Friday.  We put our trust in You as You are always in control. Psalms 62:8 says, “In God we Trust.”

Thank you for all you have done in contacting your legislators and especially the prayers.

Blessings,

Barbara Saldivar
State Director

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Kansas House Passes Value Them Both Amendment! Moves to Final Action. Calls Needed!

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Today, the Kansas House of Representatives passed the Value Them Both Amendment, moving Kansas another step closer to reversing the radical 2019 Kansas Supreme Court abortion ruling. The vote was as follows: 80 yes; 41 no; 4 not voting.

The vote for final action could take place at the beginning of next week. The final passage of the pro-life amendment hinges of just four more representatives voting “yes.” Please contact the following representatives and respectfully urge them to SUPPPORT the Value Them Both Amendment when it comes up for a final action vote.

For more information on the resolution:

Please Join Me in Prayer: Father, I thank you for the favorable passage of the Value Them Both Amendment in the Senate and House. Thank you for the legislators who stood firm and voted yes for the sanctity of life. We have one more vote before the amendment passes, and Lord we need you to move on the hearts of at least four legislators to vote yes in the final vote.  “I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.” – Job 42:2

Barbara Saldivar
State Director

Your Help Still Needed on the Value Them Both Amendment

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The Kansas State Senate overwhelmingly passed the Value Them Both Amendment resolution (SCR 1613) last Wednesday, January 29.  The resolution now moves to the Kansas House for consideration. If the House passes the resolution, the proposed Value Them Both Constitutional Amendment will be placed on the August 2020 primary ballot.

The Value Them Both Amendment will allow Kansans to protect mothers and babies with common-sense regulations. Click here for more information on the amendment and CWA of Kansas’ work on the resolution.

The House can take up the resolution at any time, so it’s critical that you contact your representative TODAY and urge him/her to support the Value Them Both Amendment. 

 Take Action:
Contact your representative and tell him/her that you are a member of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Kansas and that you want them to vote YES on SCR 1613 with no amendmentsClick here and then click on “Find Your Legislator” to contact your Kansas House members.  You can also call the Legislative Hot Line at 1-800-432-3924.

Please Join Me in Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly thank you that this amendment has come this far and with so much success. As the debate in the Kansas House of Representatives approaches, we pray that You prepare the hearts of the representatives to hear the arguments for and against the sanctity of life.  “Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”  Ephesians 6:13 KJV.  Amen.

Kansans care about this issue. We most certainly should have the right to vote on the Value Them Both Amendment this August!  Thank you for your continued prayer and action on this important issue.

Barbara Saldivar
State Director

Join CWA of Maine at the Annual “Respect Life Day” on February 12

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Join Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine in Augusta on Wednesday, February 12, for the annual “Respect Life Day” sponsored by Maine Right To Life.

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, February 12
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Hall of Flags located on the 2nd floor of the State House in Augusta. Click here for directions.

CWA of Maine will join other pro-life organizations throughout Maine to share our ministry with legislators and the public.  The purpose of the event is to educate and encourage respect for life. 

Take Action:

  • Attend the Respect for Life Day. Be sure to stop by our CWA of Maine exhibit and introduce yourself.
  • Visit the offices of your legislators while at the Capitol and let them know you are pro-life and appreciate their service. If you are participating in CWA of Maine’s Encourage-A-Legislator project, this would be a great time to meet your legislator. To find your legislators and their contact information by the town you live in click House and Senate.
  • If you are unable to attend, please call your legislators on February 12 and let them know you are pro-life and appreciate their service.
  • Forward this e-alert to friends and family and encourage them to attend. We want a strong pro-life presence to show our lawmakers and visitors that we continue to make strides to protect life from conception to natural death.

Please Pray: Dear Father, thank You for the opportunity to stand for You in the public square and to stand for life in all stages You give.  We ask that You send many pro-lifers from across Maine to the Capitol on February 12.  May it be a day that honors and glorifies You in everything shown, said, and done. In Jesus’ Name.  Amen

God’s Word says in Psalm139:13-16, “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.  My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect, and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned when as yet there was none of them.”

We hope to see you in Augusta on Wednesday, February 12!

 Maranatha!

Penny Morrell
State Director

One Step Closer: Kansas Senate Passes Pro-Life Amendment!

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The Kansas State Senate passed the Value Them Both Amendment (HCR 5019), moving Kansas one step closer to reversing a radical 2019 Kansas Supreme Court abortion ruling. The amendment was crafted to restore to the people of Kansas, through their elected officials, the ability to limit the abortion industry.

The Value Them Both Amendment is now in the House for consideration.

Last year, five activist judges sitting on the Kansas Supreme Court struck down a 2015 ban on the dismembering of children still in the womb. These five activist judges ruled unconstitutional a law that outlawed the medical “practice” of dismemberment abortion where “doctors” knowingly dismember a living unborn child by extracting the unborn child one piece at a time from the uterus.

For more information on the bill:

Please Join Me in Prayer: Father, we thank you for the favorable passage of the Value Them Both Amendment from the Senate. Thank you for the legislators who stood firm and voted yes on the sanctity of life. We now ask for your hand of favor as the amendment is voted on in the House. “I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.” – Job 42:2

For Life!

Barbara Saldivar
State Director

 

GOOD NEWS – Pro-Life Amendment Passed Out of Two Committees! Time for Next Step!

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Thank you for the great turnout Tuesday at the Value Them Both Amendment (HCR 5019) committee hearing!  The room was packed. Your presence showed how much this means to us, the grassroots people of Kansas.

The Kansas House Federal and State Affairs and the Kansas Senate Judiciary Committees passed the Value Them Both Amendment out of their respective committees! TheValue Them Both Amendment is now one step closer to being placed on the August Primary Election ballot!

HCR 5019 will allow Kansans to protect mothers and babies with common-sense regulations. Click here for more information on the amendment and CWA of Kansas’s efforts along the way.

HCR 5019 is expected to be on both the Kansas House and/or Senate floor as early as next week. Your continued involvement is needed to move the amendment forward.  

Take Action:

  1. Contact your legislators and encourage them to vote yes on the Value Them Both Amendment when it comes to the floor. Urge them to let the men and women of Kansas decide by putting this amendment on the ballot. Click here and then click on “Find Your Legislator” to contact your Kansas House and Senate members.
  2. Contact each committee member and inquire how they voted. If they supported it, thank them. It is imperative that they feel thoroughly appreciated for their stand. If they did not support it, respectfully express your disappointment. Senate Judiciary and House Federal and State Affairs.
  3. Forward this on to like-minded friends and family.  Encourage them to both pray and take action on this life-saving amendment.

Please Join Me in Prayer: Father, I thank you for the favorable passage of the Value Them Both Amendment out of the committees. I pray now that Your hand will be upon it as it now goes to both the House and Senate. Hold back those who aim to thwart our efforts. Amen.

Thank you for contacting your legislators, attending the hearing at the Capitol, and for praying.  Together our message has been clear; Kansans care about this issue. Keep it up!

Barbara Saldivar
State Director

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