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I really enjoyed watching this movie. There was a beautiful message behind it. In fact, watched this movie only once and have it completely memorized, with the addition of some lines. I would definitely go out and watch it all over again.

It clearly proclaims how life is precious and how we need to preserve it dearly.

The Erwin Brothers said:

OCTOBER BABY opened in theaters this past weekend with incredible results. It was the No. 1 film in limited release, the No. 3 film in per-screen average, and the No. 8 film overall-despite being seen in only 390 theaters! But more than that, God is using the movie to impact people.

What great news!

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Republican presidential candidate, Jon Huntsman, says he is all out pro-life. He even has a “healthy pro-life record,” but after refusing to sign the Susan B. Anthony List Pledge, pro-lifers should no longer consider giving their vote to him (and other candidates who also did not sign the pledge) next November.

Read The Blaze report on this story:

HUNTSMAN CONFIRMS SUPPORT FOR EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH, REFUSES TO SIGN PRO-LIFE PLEDGE

Former Utah governor and current presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has what many deem a healthy pro-life record, but his recent, yet mild, support for embryonic stem cell research and his refusal to sign a prominent organization’s pro-life pledge may have a negative impact on his image among social conservatives.

Huntsman has been open and honest regarding his views on the GOP’s role in the pro-life movement. Earlier this month,Huntsman said the following to an audience at this year’s Faith and Freedom Coalition in Washington, D.C.:

“I do not believe that the Republican Party should only focus on our economic life, to the neglect of our human life. That is a trade we should not make.

If Republicans ignored life, the deficit we will face is one that is much more destructive. It will be a deficit of the heart and soul.”

Watch his remarks below:

Following this conference, the presidential candidate has created some angst, though, for pro-life advocates. According to LifeSiteNews.com, Huntsman spokesperson Tim Miller recently prepared a statement regarding embryonic stem cell research. While Miller writes that the former governor opposes funding for new lines that would harm embryos, he is not entirely closed off to embryonic research:

[Huntsman] “is a passionate supporter of stem cell research,” [and that he supports federal funding] “for lines that have a demonstrated history of success—adult stem cells, non-embryonic stem-cells and certain types of embryonic stem cell research.”

While this point may be concerning to some in the pro-life movement, it is Huntsman’s refusal to sign the Susan B. Anthony List’s “Pro-Life Presidential Leadership Pledge” that seems more controversial. The pledge, intended to reinforce candidates’ promises not to support abortion measures, will likely become a litmus test for some Americans who plan to only vote for those candidates who have signed it.

SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser was less than pleased with Huntsman’s refusal. In a statement, she said:

“It is extremely disappointing to see another candidate who is running on a pro-life message refuse to sign the promise to voters that he will act as a leader for our movement if elected to the White House.”

The release goes on to say the following:

Huntsman came out publically not long after announcing his candidacy to say that he does “not sign pledges,” an explanation that is not sitting well with pro-life Americans.

“In order to become President of the United States one has to take the pledge of all pledges: the Presidential oath of office,” Dannenfelser explained.  ”So really, Huntsman does take pledges, just not the kind which address specific issues he will face if elected President.”

Huntsman, of course, is not the only Republican candidate not to sign the pledge. Earlier this month, The Blaze reported on Mitt Romney’s refusal to do so. Herman Cain and Governor Gary Johnson also decided not to add their names to the list. That said, Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Ron Paul, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Sen. Rick Santorum all signed on.

With fiscal matters at the forefront of the 2012 race already, it is difficult to assess just how important abortion will be when people head to the polls next year. But, for many, the issue remains at the forefront of their electoral decision-making. While Huntsman — like his peers who have declined being signatories — has certainly disappointed many, perhaps his record on the matter will speak for itself.

Taken from: The Blaze

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. 

The House of Representatives voted 240-185 to federally defund a proposal by Republicans–Planned Parenthood.

WHOoOo HoOo!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW!

*Taken from a recent email from Live Action.


Live Webcast Thursday

Yesterday we told you about our undercover sting operation that caught abortion giant Planned Parenthood red-handed in the act of aiding and abetting human trafficking and prostitution of women and girls as young as 14. Shocking undercover video footage reveals a Planned Parenthood clinic manager assuring a pimp that the clinic would secretly offer full access to abortions and other services — despite knowing full well that the girls were underage victims of sex trafficking.

Following outrage from the public yesterday, the clinic manager shown in the video was fired and the New Jersey Attorney General has asked the Division of Criminal Justice to investigate whether the manager broke any laws.

To respond swiftly to this crisis — and to take decisive action to strip Planned Parenthood of all taxpayer funding — the pro-life movement is uniting thisTHURSDAY NIGHT on a huge nationwide webcast … and your attendance is critical!

On Thursday 2/3, at 8:30 PM Eastern (5:30 PM Pacific) attend the LIVE webcast at:
http://ExposePlannedParenthood.com

Here are the details:

  • WHAT: Expose Planned Parenthood Video Webcast
  • DATE: This Thursday, February 3
  • TIME: 8:30 PM Eastern, 7:30 PM Central, 6:30 PM Mountain, 5:30 PM Pacific

At event time, join the LIVE streaming video webcast at:
http://ExposePlannedParenthood.com

I will be on the webcast to show the video footage, explain the specifics of the sting operation, and detail Planned Parenthood’s inexcusable actions. Then you

Joining me will be top pro-life leaders, including:

  • TONY PERKINS, Family Research Council
  • MARJORIE DANNENFELSER, Susan B. Anthony List
  • ABBY JOHNSON, Former Planned Parenthood clinic director turned pro-life advocate and author
  • DAVID BEREIT, 40 Days for Life
  • WENDY WRIGHT, Concerned Women for America
  • CHARMAINE YOEST, Americans United for Life
  • DR. ALVEDA KING, Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King and African American Outreach at Priests for Life

During the one-time-only event, you will learn from top pro-life experts how Planned Parenthood is aiding and abetting illegal human sex trafficking while receiving HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of our tax dollars. Then, you will get to discover what YOU can do about it!

On Thursday 2/3, at 8:30 PM EST (5:30 PM Pacific) join the LIVE webcast at:
http://ExposePlannedParenthood.com

Hope you can join us on this important live event Thursday night!

For Life,

Lila Rose,
Live Action, President

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Please forward this important message to family,
friends, co-workers, church members — everyone!

By Jennifer Rego, of Live Action.

Sometimes an image can communicate more about human life than a long list of scientific facts can do. Live Action blogger Jennifer Rego in a recent post highlights amazing images of an unborn child at only 10 weeks after conception. Take a look…

 

Photos taken from: Flickr

I recently came across the above photographs of a ten week old embryo on Flickr, taken by an OB/GYN med student in India named Dr. Suparna Sinha, and I was struck by how beautiful they were. The mother had cancer of the womb, and her uterus, including herunborn baby inside, had to be removed. I can only imagine the pain that she must have felt losing this baby, having already been the mother of six children.

Read the rest of this Live Action story…

 

The pro-life group the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA) has gotten some unexpected support in its fight to post billboards accusing Ohio Rep. Steve Driehaus of voting for taxpayer-funded abortions. The liberal ACLU has now filed a brief defending the pro-life group.

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