|Posted on February 29, 2016 at 4:45 PM|
A pro-life group in Kentucky is working with a group of African-American pastors to protest Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices this week.
The initiative follows Gov. Matt Bevin suing a new Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Louisville for allegedly performing 23 illegal abortions without a license from Dec. 3 to Jan. 28, LifeNews reported. The Courier-Journal reports the abortion clinic stopped doing abortions after Bevin’s office sent a “cease and desist” order at the end of January.
Angela Minter, the head of Sisters for Life, a mostly black pro-life group, told WLKY news that they will join the pastors to protest the abortion clinic.
“Abortion undermines our community, and it undermines the morals of our community,” Minter said. “But in addition to that, having abortions in our community also has had a disproportionate havoc on the black community.”
LifeNews has previously reported on this phenomenon, with evidence that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities are located in minority neighborhoods.
Bradley Mattes of Life Issues Institute said, “This solid evidence is overwhelmingly convincing that Planned Parenthood’s business model is to generate income from an increased number of abortions in minority neighborhoods.”
Further evidence can be seen in New York City where more black babies are aborted than are born alive.
Minter said, “Abortion has become black genocide in this country,” in support of Bevin’s lawsuit against Planned Parenthood, from the Courier Journal. “Do we want Planned Parenthood out of the neighborhood? Yes! There are other organizations that provide help that don’t kill babies.”
Sisters for Life is located in Louisville, Kentucky, where the abortion clinic also is located. The group’s website can be found here. The group is planning its first forum on the issue Wednesday, according to the report.
Gov. Bevin’s lawsuit alleges that Planned Parenthood tried to rush its abortion license application through former pro-abortion Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration before pro-life Gov. Bevin took over. The suit also accuses Beshear’s former Inspector General Maryellen Mynear of trying to aid Planned Parenthood in a “scheme to accelerate the licensure process.”
Though the abortion group is now claiming it had permission from the state to do abortions, it had appeared to be hiding its abortion practices. Planned Parenthood spokesperson Maureen Manier told Business First that the new clinic opted to not publicize that it was doing abortions yet, but her excuse was that the facility wanted to avoid putting patients and staff at risk.
Planned Parenthood is asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit.
|Posted on February 29, 2016 at 4:45 PM|
The company Hobby Lobby is synonymous with pro-life values. It’s case to stop the pro-abortion mandate in Obamacare ultimatly reached the Supreme Court after the company refused to be forced to pay for abortion-causing drugs for its employees.
Now, the founder of the Christian arts and crafts company has issued an endorsement for president. Hobby Lobby founder David Green thinks pro-life Floria Senator Marco Rubio is “prepared” to stand up for pro-life values and religious liberty as president.
“Marco Rubio has impressed us with his preparation and the way he carries himself,” Green said in a statement. “I want a president that my kids, my grandkids and my great-grandkids can emulate. In Marco Rubio, I see a man who has achieved great things from humble beginnings, but gives the glory to God, where it belongs. I see a man who is prepared to be president, and someone I would be proud for my children to emulate. I will be voting for Marco Rubio on Tuesday and I encourage my fellow Oklahomans to do the same.”
Green said he has particular concerns with Donald Trump — who has praised the Planned Parenthood abortion business despite saying he would de-fund it as president.
“Our family business that we began with $600 has quite possibly been more successful than Mr. Trump’s, but that doesn’t make either of us qualified to be president. And unlike Mr. Trump, we give all the credit to God,” Green said. “I don’t see humility in Mr. Trump, and that scares me to death.”
Hobby Lobby, headquartered in Oklahoma City, started in 1972 and now operates over 600 arts and craft stores. The company is privately held by the Green family. Hobby Lobby is noted for its high wages and its Christian values. It is closed on Sundays and states on its web site: “We believe that it is by God’s grace and provision that Hobby Lobby has endured. God has been faithful in the past, and we trust Him for our future.”
|Posted on February 29, 2016 at 4:40 PM|
Since it’s Leap Day … here’s something worth leaping for! During this 40 Days for Life campaign, we have reports of 196 children spared from abortion – that we know of!
We have seen a surprising number of situations this campaign where mothers with five or more children have shown up for abortion appointments.
Thankfully, these moms turned away.
Mother Teresa said, “How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.”
Our culture often views children as burdens to our time and money. But there is nothing burdensome about the joy, courage and sacrifice of mothers and fathers who put their children before the pressures of the world. Their sacrifice is real – and so is their love.
Kim watched as an SUV pulled into the parking lot and a woman walked into the abortion center.
Over the course of the next hour, she came out … and went back in. “A pastor from a local church was praying with me on the sidewalk,” Kim said, “and I told him she is struggling.”
Finally she came out and got in her car to drive away. “They slowed down when they drove past and I asked if I could give them a brochure – and they said yes.”
They told Kim they didn’t know what to do. They already had ten children. She was there for an abortion … but just couldn’t go through with it. They were thinking now of adoption.
One of the leaders in Falls Church walked up to a mother and her daughter outside the abortion center, offering to help.
“The mother came forward and took the pamphlet,” she said, “saying she wanted to keep the baby. But it was her daughter that didn’t want the baby.”
So the volunteer turned to her daughter and asked, “Are you considering an abortion?”
She said yes – she already had a child … and she picked up the baby who had been sitting in the car.
“Well,” said the leader, “you now have two – and this baby is precious, too.”
The young woman said she’d had an abortion previously – and wasn’t affected.
As the mother and daughter walked away – and into the abortion center – the volunteer started to text a handful of friends to pray for the young woman, that the Holy Spirit would touch her heart. Two hours later, she came out and was asked if she decided to keep her baby.
She smiled and said, “Yes.”
The 40 Days for Life volunteer responded, “Seriously?” She repeated, “Yes!”
What made her decide to keep her baby? “Mom.”
“Yay Mom! You did a great job! Praised be to God!”
Her mother was happy to have another grandbaby. “A mother’s love and the power of the Holy Spirit conquered death!”