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Seeing is Believing

Posted by thelamp on June 18, 2007

When an expectant mother casts her eyes on an image of the thumb-sucking bairn nestled in her womb, it’s difficult to deny the truth – the bundle in her belly is a living, breathing baby. Knowing this, protectors of the preborn are pushing to make it easier for any woman considering an abortion to first look at an ultrasound picture of the little one whose life depends on her mercy.

Click here to ask Congress to pass the Informed Choice Act.

Click here to sign the CMC petition

According to statistical research, a woman is 80 percent more likely to change her mind about an abortion if she has information that encourages her to reflect on the procedure ahead of time. For this reason, the Center for Moral Clarity supports the Informed Choice Act, H.R. 223, which would authorize the federal secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to nonprofit organizations for the purchase of ultrasound equipment.

Passing this bill would enable clinics nationwide to provide free examinations to pregnant women – and give them a peek through the window to the womb.

Along with funding grants for purchasing ultrasound equipment, the Informed Choice Act would:

  • Require clinics to show the visual image of the fetus from the ultrasound examination to each pregnant woman with a general anatomical and physiological description of the fetus;
  • Give each pregnant woman the approximate age of the embryo or fetus;
  • Provide information on abortion and alternatives to abortion, such as childbirth and adoption, and information concerning public and private agencies that will assist in those alternatives.

“If we are to regain our equilibrium as a society, if we are to rescue our children from a downward spiral of violence, then we must recover our founding ideals,” said Pastor Rod Parsley. “We must resensitize ourselves to the dignity, integrity and sanctity of life by upholding it at every opportunity and in every situation. People matter.”

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in April upholding a federal ban on ghastly partial-birth abortions has invigorated people who love and revere the sanctity of human life. In addition to the Informed Choice Act pending in Congress, a variety of state legislation seeks to include ultrasounds as a prerequisite before a mother could kill her developing offspring.

South Carolina, which is the only state in the nation to recognize a fetus as a person, also could become the only state to require a woman to view an ultrasound before getting an abortion. Several other states are considering laws that would make ultrasounds available but would not make looking at them mandatory.

Of course, as much as the partial-birth ruling has motivated Bible-believing Christians, it has provoked abortion proponents. So it was no surprise that Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., wasted no time in reintroducing the Freedom of Choice Act, a measure to put a woman’s right to have an abortion in federal law.

In order to protect and preserve any rights, courageous leaders – in the press, in medicine, in law, in politics and in the church – have always recognized that they had to protect the fundamental rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Contemporary Christians can do no less.

Click here to ask Congress to pass the Informed Choice Act.



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Planned Parenthood an Inappropriate Field Trip

Posted by thelamp on June 18, 2007

The library. The Boys and Girls Club. Planned Parenthood. What do these three entities have in common? They all were places children in a Manchester, N.H., YMCA program for at-risk middle-school students visited last week as part of a field trip to social service agencies in the city. Visiting an abortion mill is hardly an appropriate outing for middle-school children, particularly those who probably come from a fractured home life and are more susceptible to getting pregnant before marriage.

The counselor who spoke to the students said she did not mention abortion, but she probably didn’t mention abstinence, either. Nevertheless, New Hampshire Right to Life is asking for equal face time. Advocates for life should have had the opportunity to talk to the kids, and it’s troubling that the pro-life perspective is only now being considered as an after thought.

With all of the social service organizations in Manchester, why would the school district allow the YMCA to take a group of adolescents to Planned Parenthood as a school-sanctioned activity? Understandably, the field trip has caused quite a stir in Manchester.

Early Tuesday morning, the city school board voted for an investigation into last week’s field trip. School authorities were correct to call for the probe. When the investigation is completed, steps must be taken to make sure other programs that “help” youngsters don’t repeat the YMCA’s missteps.

It’s worth noting that the trip to Planned Parenthood doesn’t seem compatible with the YMCA’s mission. Keep in mind, YMCA is an acronym for Young Men’s Christian Association; and the organization claims” to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.”

Abstinence is an important Christian principle, one that would serve at-risk youth better in the long run than an endless supply of condoms. Last year, New Hampshire was among the states where the General Assembly killed a parental notification bill. Thanks to the state legislature, parents no longer have to give permission for this kind of visit.


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A Testament of Faith

Posted by thelamp on April 18, 2007

Litter. Divisiveness. Endorsement of religion. These are the three reasons public school officials in New York gave for prohibiting a fourth grader from giving her classmates a flyer describing the positive impact Christianity has had on her life. Rather than sulk, however, the student and her parents filed a lawsuit challenging the school district’s decision.

Last week a court decided in her favor, ruling that school administrators cannot totally ban the distribution of faith-based literature during non-instructional time without violating students’ constitutional rights. Here-here!

The First Amendment right to free speech means students can communicate with each other in writing, as well as verbally, when class is not in session. Christian pupils shouldn’t have to fear offending their peers with the mere mention of faith and spirituality. Come on, some of the content that kids this age get their hands on is downright decadent. Someone should be commending this child for being salt and light for her peers.

The benefits of education are not limited to lessons learned from textbooks.

“The proverbial triad of educational attainment includes knowledge, understanding and wisdom – which together ultimately lead to truth,” said Pastor Rod Parsley. “Each of theses components bears its own peculiar fruit in the life of the student.”

Children go to school not just to learn how to regurgitate facts and figures, but also to learn how to put their acquired knowledge to functional use. Through understanding, young people learn how to make connections between all the facts. The flyer of faith in question is a testament to applied knowledge.

In addition to honing writing skills, such a project would enable students to practice self-expression and establish a venue for dialogue. If students are discouraged from talking about faith and culture at a young age, by the time they become adults they will have become conditioned to believe such discourse is taboo – further forcing God into the crevices of society rather than its rightful place at the forefront of culture.


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Enforcing the Law Protects the Dignity of Every Life

Posted by thelamp on February 11, 2007

Doctors and hospitals have a responsibility to protect the rights of all individuals. Yet there are those in our society who have convinced themselves that some newborn infants – particularly those born alive during abortions, or with handicaps – are not really legal persons. Bible-believing Christians are morally obligated to speak up for these voiceless, innocent babies.

On Aug. 5, 2002, President George W. Bush signed the Born Alive Infants Protection Act into law.

“This important legislation ensures that every infant born alive – including an infant who survives an abortion procedure – is considered a person under federal law. Today, through sonograms and other technology, we can see clearly that unborn children are members of the human family, as well,” the president said. “The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act is a step toward the day when every child is welcomed in life and protected in law. It is a step toward the day when the promises of the Declaration of Independence will apply to everyone, not just those with the voice and power to defend their rights.”

The Center for Moral Clarity is working to ensure that this law enforced.

Click here to support CMC’s campaign to uphold and enforce the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act


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How Many More Women Must Die?

Posted by thelamp on January 18, 2007

As 2006 came to a close, two more deaths were attributed to RU-486, the first of two drugs taken to chemically abort an unborn child. Since the medication was approved in September 2000, at least seven women have died in the United States.

The Food and Drug Administration never should have approved RU-486, and pro-life members of Congress are renewing their effort to pull the abortion pill, also known as mifepristone, from the market.

Click here to urge Congress to pass the RU-486 Suspension and Review Act.

The federal agency’s response following these latest reportswas to schedule a workshop for early May to discuss research on the infection that killed four of the women last July. Rather than doing the right thing – yanking the drug in the waning days of the Clinton administration – the FDA has issued a statement saying it is investigating the circumstances of the deaths.
The FDA’s response has prompted outrage from the halls of Congress to the offices of pro-life groups, including the Center for Moral Clarity. How many more women will be allowed to die while the federal government studies the problem?
In the past, the FDA has pulled from pharmacy shelves drugs accused of causing fewer deaths and less severe complications. An abortion drug linked to seven deaths should not continue to be purported as safe.
In the 109th Congress, 79 members of the House sponsored the RU-486 Suspension and Review Act. Unfortunately, the bill did not pass, but it should have. It’s time to suspend RU-486 before another woman’s life is lost.
The FDA has the authority to suspend distribution of any drug item when safety issues arise. If the FDA won’t act responsibly, Congress must step in and do what must be done.


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