Archive for June, 2011

Whoo hoo!! Rick Scott gets a sticker from me! =D

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed two pro-life bills that would help stop abortions – including one that calls for tightening parental involvement laws on teen abortions and another that allows women to see an ultrasound of their baby before the abortion.

In an interview with the Wall St. Journal on Sunday, Scott says he’s more concerned with standing on principle than whether a certain measure is popular or not with the public – though polling data has shown a majority of Americans and Florida residents support such laws.

“I don’t look at polls. That’s not what I ran on. I don’t think this job is a popularity contest. This job is how do we make this the best place to do business,” he said.
The signing of the ultrasound measure comes one year after pro-abortion former Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed a similar proposal. The bills (HB 1127) would allow women a chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn child before an abortion so they can receive information about the development of their baby that abortion businesses normally do not provide. The ultrasound bill requires abortion centers to do something they don’t normally do:  show women considering an abortion the results of the ultrasound they typically take beforehand to determine the age of the baby at the time of the abortion.
The second measure (HB 1247) provides better enforcement of the parental notification law that allows parents to know when their minor daughter is considering an abortion. Democrats unsuccessfully attempted to amend the bills and water them down but Senate Republicans voted against the attempts and narrowly defeated them.

Sen. Ronda Storms, a Republican who sponsored the bill after pro-abortion former Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed a bill last year, said the measure is designed to give women more information.

“A doctor has an obligation to go over every procedure with a woman,” she said.

The allowance for an ultrasound is already on the books for women having second or third-trimester abortions but not for those women earlier in pregnancy – when a baby’s heart begins beating at 22 days or when brain waves are measurable at six weeks. HB 1127 would allow such women to see the ultrasound that studies show abortion centers already do. Rep. Liz Porter, a Republican who sponsored the bill in the House, confirmed most abortion businesses already do an ultrasound to determine the gestational age of the baby before the abortion  and she is disappointed that women she’s talked to don’t get to see the image beforehand.

“It provides women with the knowledge, the truth, the facts, of the procedure that they are facing,” said Porter, according to the Palm Beach Post. “Too much knowledge is never a bad thing.”

Crist had said in his veto message last year that personal views about abortion shouldn’t be used to “expand the role of government and coerce people to obtain medical tests or procedures that are not medically necessary.” But Scott, a businessman, ran as a pro-life candidate and Florida Right to Life gave him an “A” grade and recommended him to voters.”I am pro-life. I believe strongly in the sanctity of human life. I believe Roe v. Wade should be overturned, and as governor, would appoint judges who apply law and not impose their political agenda on the people, which was what was done in 1973 when Roe was wrongly decided,” he said on his web site during the campaign.

Scott also said during the gubernatorial campaign that he disagreed with Crist’s veto.

“As governor, I would have signed the pro-life ultrasound legislation that has passed both house of the Florida legislature and was vetoed by Charlie Crist for political reasons,” he said. “This important legislation not only demonstrates that abortion is the taking of an innocent human life but also prevents Florida taxpayers from funding abortion through the federal health care plan that recently passed Congress.”

The parental notification bill relates additional requirements for teenagers when they want to use the Supreme Court-mandated judicial bypass provision meant for rare occasions in which teenagers are concerned about physical abuse at home by revealing their pregnancy to their parents. Abortion businesses have abused the law by judge shopping and finding those who will approve the bypass for any occasion in which a teen merely doesn’t want to inform her parents of her potential abortion.

The bill extends the time a court has to rule on whether a teenager should be allowed to be exempt from the law to investigate the situation more extensively. The bill also eliminates part of the law that indicates the notification requirement is automatically waived if the court does not issue a ruling. And the bill requires teens who do get their parents’ permission to have the permission slip notarized to ensure it is legal.

Bill sponsor Alan Hays said the bill is needed because it is easier for teens to get an abortion than minor medication at school.

The state will not allow a school nurse or a school teacher to give that student a Tylenol or an Advil with out parental permission yet they’re willing to let them terminate a pregnancy without parental permission. I just find that completely unacceptable,” said Hays.

The Orlando Sentinel newspaper indicated that, during the House committee hearing, Planned Parenthood of Florida indicated about 5,000 teen abortions were done in 2010 and 381 teens asked to waive the parental notification requirements.

In 2004, Florida voters backed a constitutional amendment for parental notification, which received the support of 4,466,398 voters or 64.7 percent of the state’s residents. Only 35.3 percent of Florida voters (2,438,778) opposed it.

In 2006, there were 95,586 abortions performed in Florida, the latest year in which state health department data is available. The ultrasound bill would likely reduce that number.

ACTION: Thank Governor Scott at http://www.flgov.com/contact

Steven Ertelt | Tallahassee, FL | LifeNews.com

Florida Right to Life (FRTL) is the state’s largest pro-life group with chapters throughout Florida. FRTL works through legislation and education to protect those threatened by abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and assisted suicide. 
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Contact: Anna Bettisworth, media@liveaction.org, 323.454.3304

RALEIGH, June 16–Lila Rose, president of the pro-life youth organization Live Action, issued the following
statement this morning on North Carolina’s defunding of Planned Parenthood:

“North Carolina is now the fourth state this year to step up to the plate and ensure that no taxpayer dollars go towards funding the biggest abortion business in America, Planned Parenthood. This corrupt organization is responsible for killing over 332,000 defenseless unborn children each year. Planned Parenthood manipulates women to choose abortion and routinely aids and abets the sexual exploitation and trafficking of young girls. Governors of other states should take note of how Gov. Perdue’s legislature has decisively rejected her veto and realize that the American people do not want to subsidize abortionists.”

Indiana, Kansas, and New Jersey have recently passed laws to prevent taxpayer funds from going to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is challenging the Indiana law in federal court, although a federal judge has already denied the abortion business’s request for a temporary injunction.

Over the past four years, Live Action has released undercover videos revealing Planned Parenthood clinics across the
country covering up the sexual abuse of children and violating mandatory reporting laws for statutory rape. In February, Live Action released new undercover footage showing 7 Planned Parenthood clinics in 4 states willing to
aid and abet the commercial sex trafficking of underage girls. The videos prompted the House of Representatives to vote twice to defund Planned Parenthood of all federal taxpayer subsidies.

“North Carolina joins Indiana, Kansas, and New Jersey in standing up for the rule of law, human rights, and responsible government,” says Rose. “While we wait for Congress to defund Planned Parenthood at the federal level, responsible state governments should do their part to protect women and unborn children and end local public subsidies of this lawless abortion chain.”

To see the videos, visit: liveaction.org/traffick
To learn more about Live Action, visit: liveaction.org

Taken from an email.

Okay everyone. I just picked up this book (GRAVE INFLUENCE21 Radicals and Their Worldviews that Rule America from the Grave) today and no, I have not finished it yet, so it is not on the Recommended Books page. BUT… I DO HIGHLY recommend this book, that even though I have not finished it, I needed to share it with all of you ASAP–I could not delay another minute, thinking that some of you might want to eagerly read this amazing book in the summer as well.

So here is what I wanted to share with you NOW, being only 50 pages in the book. PLEASE take the time (about 15 minutes) to read each scanned excerpt I attached here for you.

At the university I attend, The Sierra Club has been “talking” to IGNORANT college students about how they want to “stop offshore oil drilling and preserve our resources for our grandchildren… BLAH BLAH & BLAH.” This was in the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters right after the explosion in the Gulf.

I know of The Sierra Club because I took the time to “talk” with them… OR shall I say… pick this guy’s (a clueless Sierra Club advocate) brain by asking him HARD questions–A LOT of them, actually. For me it was a really fun and exciting “debate round.” Haha. (I won. He had no idea how to answer my Qs or what the answer was… He kept saying, “Uh, I don’t know. That’s a good question. I’ll have to find out.”) When I bid my adeus, he said,

“You ask too many questions.”

(Asking questions make them think.)

LOL. THAT made my day. He was trying to get me signed up as a member–are you joking me? So, just a heads up, they might be coming to your college, if you have not seen them around yet. And they are NOT only about oil and resources… Check the excerpt in the file.

Anyway, in addition to that excerpt, there are about 3-4 scanned pages regarding America and ISRAEL. A MUST READ.

And lastly, the writer of this book says, “…God uses the same template to judge all nations, and that template can be understood by studying what God said would happen to Israel if that nation disobeyed God and rejected His precepts and principles.”

He goes through Deuteronomy 28 starting in verse 24. Explaining God’s template towards Israel that can be self-evident comparisons to America today.

PLEASE READ THESE!!

Open GRAVE_INFLUENCE.ZIP to read the excerpts.

And then the entire book, if they interest you. It is TIME WELL SPENT!!

Do you shop at Old Navy? Do you have friends who do? Well, you might want to reconsider before you $pend your well-earned money there again.

Old Navy has now launched a line of rainbow colored Gay Pride T-Shirts. There are four different designs for men, women, children, and… BABIES!

As I was searching around (I stumbled upon this and in no way support it. It just proves how messed up parenthood (some), and our world, has become. Be warned the following comments come from a site that “believes that parenthood, feminism, and critical thinking can co-exist, and that being cool means not taking yourself (or the world around you) too seriously.” Thanks to sites like this, we have confused people!), I found some pretty shocking comments:

I am OVERJOYED with the sentiment. And thrilled they will be in kid sizes also.

Our 6 year old would rock that shirt and never know she was promoting the gay agenda.

My children will likely be sporting them to school next year!

This is VERY disturbing to me… The rainbow now has a different twist to it. The Biblical idea of the rainbow is not this beautiful reminder of God’s covenant of Noah’s day. Now, the RAINBOW = INDOCTRINATION!

10% of the proceeds will go to It Gets Better Project, an organization/project that “was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.”

Huh? WOW.

As Christians, should we support an agenda like that? I do not think so.

Of the 1,035 Old Navy store in the United States, a select few will supply these shirts–26 stores total.

SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE! BOYCOTT OLD NAVY!!

The American Cause by Russell Kirk

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