|September 7, 2010|
Outspent But Not Outvoted In Alaska
The stunning victory for pro-life U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller in Alaska was due in large part to the massive voter turnout to approve a ballot proposal which would mandate parental notification when an underage girl seeks an abortion. The proposal's opponents outspent those favoring it by a huge margin with about $800,000 coming predominantly from some 18 Planned Parenthood affiliates throughout the country. Clearly, these abortion providers were seeking to protect their ability to perform abortions on minors without any parental input. In a devious twisting of facts, the pro-aborts tried to paint the parental notification measure as more government intrusion into families. But the public was not deceived and Joe Miller, benefiting from the large turnout, is the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate. His Democrat opponent, former Mayor of Sitka, has taken a swipe at Sarah Palin for supporting Miller rather than another small-town mayor (himself.) Listen to the pro-life leader in Alaska who headed the campaign to pass the parental notification ballot measure using this link to a Focus on the Family interview.
Florida voters don't know what to expect from Gov. Charlie Crist if he should be elected to the U.S. Senate. Crist, who is running as an Independent since GOP voters would have rejected him in their Primary, refuses to say whether he will caucus with the Democrats or Republicans if he wins in November. Some political pundits believe that he is courting Florida's Democratic voters by hinting that he may join forces with the Dems if he wins.
This from a man who holds office as a Republican and adamantly insisted that he would run as a Republican for Senate just a few months ago! But flip flops aren't unusual for Crist. Take Obamacare, for instance. While still running for the GOP nomination, Crist indicated that he would have voted against it had he been in the Senate. Recently, however, he said he would have supported it. Then, in yet another flip flop, Crist indicated he wants to "fix it" although he had previously said he opposed an overhaul. Whew! Hard to keep up with all those opposite positions, Charlie! Florida voters had best go with someone they can trust to keep to his word and his stated positions: GOP pro-life nominee Marco Rubio.
Note to Charlie: Floridians like flip flops, but not flip floppers!
For the past 23 years, millions of people across America have taken 90 minutes to stand silently and publicly each first Sunday in October, forming a Life Chain of concerned pro-lifers. Its mission statement describes Life Chain as a "peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for 90 minutes praying for our nation and for an end to abortion . . . a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the Church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death."
Last year, more than 1450 cities and towns held Life Chains in over 1700 locations. To learn how you can join in your community's Oct. 3, 2010 Life Chain (or how to hold one if your community doesn't already have a Life Chain planned), visit their website at http://LifeChain.net.
For communities which are shrouded with death due to the presence of an abortion facility, 40 Days for Life (http://40DaysforLife.com) is coordinating prayer vigils at those abortuaries from September 22 through October 31 — 40 days.
These vigils are the most visible component of 40 Days for Life, and it is hoped that the vigils can be maintained 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Their website lists the locations throughout the country in every state with just a handful which do not have an abortion facility. In addition to the vigils, 40 Days for Life promotes personal prayer and fasting, and community outreach to raise awareness about abortion.
Action: Please make prayer for our cause a daily part of your life and, if possible, join with others during September and October to call attention to the horrors of abortion. You also can help with campaigns for conservative pro-life candidates. (Check our candidate rankings here.) Then in November, complete our pro-life cycle for 2010 by voting for pro-life candidates at every level of government, from the U.S. Senate through your local town or city council.
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