The Work of His Hands, Copyright © Gary B Clark
Abortion proponents and their friends in the mainstream media are going ballistic over a comment yesterday by Richard Mourdock, a Republican running for senate in Indiana. In explaining his pro-life position during a candidate's debate, Mourdock said, "Life is a gift from God and I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
Immediately after the debate, Mourdock's Democrat opponent, Joe Donnelly, tried to construe Mourdock's remark as some kind of endorsement of rape, as if Mourdock meant that the violent act—rather than the child's life—was intended by God.
That spin—which Mourdock rightly called "sick and twisted"—has been seized upon by Planned Parenthood and the Democratic party to attack Mourdock and, by extension, all pro-life candidates as extremists.
Far from being labeled an extremist, Mourdock is to be commended for upholding the humanity of children conceived in rape. God's words to the prophet Jeremiah belong to these children, too, as they do to all of us: "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you." Of course God knows and loves these children, innocently conceived in violence. [Continue reading . . . »]
"A Philadelphia doctor who routinely performed illegal late-term abortions for more than 30 years was charged in the death of a female patient and accused of murdering seven babies born alive in his squalid health clinic." [Continue reading . . . »]
Yesterday a piece ran on Moody Radio's national program Prime Time America highlighting the libel suit I'm fighting against Planned Parenthood of Illinois and their CEO Steve Trombley, and how the Illinois Citizens Participation Act has been turned inside-out by Planned Parenthood's lawyers.
It is great to see some old and some new faces spending time praying to stop abortion at the Planned Parenthood facility since the 40 Days for Life began just a couple days ago. Prayer works and enables God to work more effectively in our hearts.
Just the other night, after the start of our 40 Days, I spoke with a young woman, I'll call her "Lisa", who was going to PP for some medical issues, to which she stated the solution was birth control pills. I shared with her some of the documented facts regarding the potential side-effects of various birth control methods. I also shared with her all about Planned Parenthood, its founding and the fact that it is the U.S.' largest provider of abortion "services". [Continue reading . . . »]
Last night, the third mayoral debate occurred at the Wesley United Methodist Church. Audience participants were provided the opportunity to submit questions to be asked of the candidates. The final question of the night was:
"In what ways does your faith form your opinion of Planned Parenthood?"
Summarizing the candidates responses, in the order they answered the question:
Richard Irvin: "… Planned Parenthood is bad for Aurora. … It's an issue of how that organization … came into our city using deceptive practices."
Stephanie Kifowit: "… as a family we are anti-abortion … I also believe … I cannot take a stand that I'm going to say I'm against something that is, of course, right now legal in the state."
Tom Weisner: "If faith informed my actions in this case I might very well be violating my oath of office … There was no legal basis for me … to withhold the permit. I do take an oath to uphold the laws governing our city."
Check out the video here.
In this situation the employee of Planned Parenthood of Indiana (the same good people bringing you the abortion gift card this Christmas) were told that a 13 year old girl had become pregnant by her 31 year old boyfriend. [Continue reading . . . »]
UPDATE: Eric Scheidler's response to Ms. Sherman's column was published in today's Beacon.
In this morning's Beacon News, columnist Deena Sherman offered some thoughts in the "Common Sense" column about putting aside disrespect and hate in the abortion debate.
Sherman is right to call for civility, but her article makes no advances towards any such thing. In a column ostensibly about Eric Scheidler's libel case against Planned Parenthood, Ms. Sherman addresses everything from Nazism to Mahatma Gandhi.
Everything, that is, except whether whether Steve Trombley lied about Eric and Aurora's pro-life community. "That's not the question I'm asking.", Ms. Sherman said. But she never even answers the question she claims to be asking! [Continue reading . . . »]
If all you read was the Beacon News headline this morning, you may have gotten the wrong idea about what happened in the hearing in the Scheidler v. Trombley libel case yesterday. Their headline read "Libel suit against Planned Parenthood is dismissed".
What actually happened was that Judge Judith Brawka allowed Planned Parenthood's Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) motion against us, thus dismissing the charges in our previous complaint.
However, she allowed us to file four new charges based on evidence our attorneys uncovered in the discovery process.
Yesterday, I read the following article on the National Review web site. I thought it was good, and I discovered that our very own Aurora Beacon news actually printed the story too. Thanks, Beacon News! Perhaps keeping my subscription is worthwhile?
Jeff Ward in the Batavia Sun and Laura Berman in the Chicago Sun-Times both ran columns laying into Batavia citizens for daring to speak up about the controversial material being recommended to their children by tax-funded community institutions.
Which is why it's so important that every concerned citizen of Batavia show up to the next library board of trustees meeting on July 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Batavia Public Library (map) where the issue will finally be decided.
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