Obamacare’s baby death panels (Part 2)
Obamacare’s baby death panels (Part 2)
I finished Part 1 last week informing you that in just a single year, from 2008-’09, Planned Parenthood received $363.2 million in government grants and contracts, a $13.6 million increase from the previous year, which resulted in 324,800 abortions.
I then left you to ponder this question, which Sen.
Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, asked more than a year ago: “Why should people of conscience be forced to participate in any aspect of abortion?” That is exactly where Washington is leading us unless this 112 th Congress detours from forcing pro-life citizens to pay for abortions via Obamacare or the passing of some legislation like the Freedom of Choice Act.
Thank God the pro-life cavalry has come to Washington. But it needs our help to rally our representatives.
Given that the 112 th Congress is the most pro-life Congress in recent history, now is the time to act and stop government subsidies killing innocent unborn life. I’d even challenge tea parties across our country to fight for the unborn as hard as we do for fiscal frugalness and the Constitution.
In our passionate pursuit to cure our economy, are we abandoning those who one day will run it? We must fight equally for freedom fighters within the womb and those outside of it. Abortion isn’t health care!
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation establishing National Sanctity of Human Life Day, which also was issued by Presidents George HW Bush and George W. Bush. It is held on the Sunday in January that falls closest to the day (Jan. 22) on which the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions were handed down by the Supreme Court in 1973.
This year, tens of millions will commemorate another Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (Jan. 23) in tens of thousands of churches across America. If you want to make a difference this year, here are eight excellent action items:
• Encourage your church’s leaders to join the throng of others in commemorating Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Send them this article, along with your thoughts and thecontact information for the offi cialSanctity of Human Life Sundaywebsite (www.sohls.org, 205-979-7909), so they can fi nd out differentways they can highlight the fi ght forlife on Jan. 23.• Sign the Family ResearchCouncil’s latest petition to Congress.Go to www.frc.org, and click on “action.”Then click on “Help Americantaxpayers get out of the abortionbusiness.”• Personally contact yourrepresentative and senators at202.224.3121 or www.house.govand www.senate.gov, and then contactthe White House (202.456.2111,fax: 202.456.2461). Tell them thatas an American citizen, you demandthem to fi ght for the rights of theunborn. Ask them to join Rep.Joseph Pitts (R-Pa.) and Rep. DanielLipinski (D-Ill.) in their legislation,the Protect Life Act, Rep. MikePence (R-Ind.) in his reintroductionof the Title X Abortion Provider ProhibitionAct, as well as Rep. ChrisSmith (R-NJ) and Lipinski in theirreintroduction of the No TaxpayerFunding for Abortion Act.• Oppose the work and governmentfi nancing of PlannedParenthood, which has just fi led arestraining order trying to keep youfrom discovering information from aformer Planned Parenthood director(Bryan, Texas) and “Employee ofthe Year” Abby Johnson. There’s nodoubt why; Abby already has helpedto expose the multi-billion-dollarmarketing of abortion, in the fi fthepisode of the Emmy-winning series“Facing Life Head-On,” availableto watch online. She also is blowingthe whistle on her former employerand telling the shocking truth abouteverything that she saw inside theabortion industry — and why sheresigned her job to join the pro-lifemovement — in her brand-newbook, “Unplanned.” (You can get afree chapter of it at UnplannedWebcast.com.)• Join the 40 Days for Life campaignat 40DaysForLife.com. It runsfrom March 9 to April 17.• Read the article “50 Ways ToHelp Unborn Babies and TheirMothers” by my friend and prolifi cauthor Randy Alcorn. It’s one of ahost of great resources at his website,www.epm.org.• Get involved supporting andfi ghting for the future generationsin your local community — forexample, in your schools, in yourchurches or through nonprofi tchildren’s foundations, such as mine,KickStart Kids.
• And to give you hope, my wife,Gena, and I would also encourageyou to visit the website www.IAmSecond.com, started by our dearfriends Norm and Anne Miller. Inparticular, please listen there to thepowerful testimony of Lisa LubyRyan. It is well worth the short timeit takes to view.Washington and America don’tneed to “turn the page” on culturewars such as abortion. Rather, weneed to reopen the pages of our historyto our Founders’ elevated viewsof and rights for all human beings(including those in the womb), asdocumented in the Declaration ofIndependence and our Constitution.We need to revive and re-instill theirvalue of humanity back into society,our children and our children’schildren.Fifty-six Founders signed theDeclaration of Independence totestify that all human life is “createdequal, that [all humans] are endowedby their Creator with certain unalienableRights, that among these areLife, Liberty, and the Pursuit ofHappiness — That to secure theseRights, Governments are institutedamong Men, deriving their justPowers from the Consent of theGoverned.”That is exactly why ThomasJefferson wrote in 1809 at the endof his presidency, “The care ofhuman life and happiness, and nottheir destruction, is the fi rst and onlylegitimate object of good government.”Washington, could THE wordingbe any clearer?’ 2011 Chuck Norris. Distributedby Creators.com