November 19, 2012
As We Give Thanks on Thursday
Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, and most of us will be gathering with our families to thank Almighty God for His blessings and provisions for us. Our nation indeed was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles and that gives us much for which to be thankful. However, as America is swiftly drifting away from those principles — one of the two major political parties even removed references to God from its platform! — it is clear to people of faith that we must turn this tide if America as we know it — and as our founders intended it — is to survive. We all also are very grateful to God for our founder and national president, Phyllis Schlafly. She is a model and inspiration for all of us in the pro-life movement. And we are so very grateful to each of you for your ongoing support as we move forward in our honoring of the sanctity of life.
The battle continues for the soul of America and for the lives of the pre-born. There are another one-third of the U.S. Senate seats which will be up for election in 2014 and we must be prepared to do battle again in several key states in order to secure six new GOP senators and thus control the U.S. Senate. (Read more about that in the upcoming RNC for Life REPORT. If you would like a FREE copy of the REPORT, please click here.)
So on Thursday, along with thanking God for the turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing and pumpkin pie, let us also thank Him for America and beg Him to give us the strength that it will take to fulfill 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
UN’s World Health Organization
Promotes Unsafe Abortion Practices
The World Health Organization, given its name, ought to be about promoting good health and health practices throughout the world. But that supposition is disproved by a recent document the WHO is circulating: Safe Abortion: Technical and Policy Guidance for Health Systems (second edition).
According to C-FAM (The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute), this manual “… aims at ensuring that abortion may be performed more widely by non-medical personnel even if it has to proceed without diagnosis, ultrasound, follow-up care, or drugs that have become standard in medical practice.”
To read the entire medical critique of the manual, go here. And remember, WHO receives in excess of $1 million American tax dollars each year, according to its 2009 budget report.
Like many United Nations agencies, the WHO has some programs that sound good, such as its fight against the 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic. Supposedly, its core work is to coordinate global programs to tackle diseases from malaria to polio, tuberculosis and diabetes. But WHO now monitors and coordinates on many other issues, including women’s and children’s health (including abortions performed by non-medical personnel), safety guidelines for genetically modified foods, adaptation to climate change, reducing tobacco and drug abuse, and even road safety!
Perhaps it’s time to demand that in this time of economic crisis here at home, the Congressional budget should discontinue its funding of the WHO until it ceases to promote abortions. Of course, that assumes that the House budget will actually get some traction. After all, the Senate has refused to even consider a budget for our country for nearly four years!
Planned Parenthood Mischief of the Week
Some potentially deadly misinformation by Planned Parenthood has been discovered in the midst of a world-wide outcry concerning the death of a woman in Ireland who was miscarrying but was denied an abortion by Irish doctors. (The Irish constitution forbids abortion except to save the life of the mother.) However, this LifeNews.com article by an Irish medical student contends that the doctors involved possibly could have saved the mother but instead failed to follow Irish law which allows abortion in this circumstance. Furthermore, the article also reveals that many abortion sites in Ireland, including several Planned Parenthood facilities, actually are breaking the law by advising their clients NOT to reveal their abortions to their medical doctors in future visits — advice which is medically dangerous.
Pro-Life Congresswomen Are Now
The House Republican Conference has selected two pro-life conservative women to lead it for the upcoming 113th session. The Conference is the primary forum for communicating the party’s message to members. It produces a daily publication of political analysis, the Legislative Digest.
Rep. Cathie McMorris Rodgers has been selected Chairman of the Conference, the fourth-highest-ranking House Republican, after Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy. Rep. Lynn Jenkins of Kansas was elected as Vice Chairman.
Cathy McMorris married retired naval Cmdr. Brian Rodgers in 2006. They have two children, one with Down syndrome, which led her to co-found the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus. (Read more details here.) Upon the birth of her second child in 2010, she became the first member of Congress to give birth twice while in office. McMorris Rodgers was raised on a farm and helped run her family’s fruit orchard small business. She served in the State House, including being the GOP’s Minority Leader. Elected to Congress in 2004, she is a member of the conservative Republican Study Committee in the House and is the immediate past Vice Chairman of the Republican Conference.
Conference Vice Chairman Lynn Jenkins was first elected to Congress in 2008, with previous stints as the Kansas State Treasurer, and in both the State House and Senate. A mother of two, Rep. Jenkins is a Certified Public Accountant who also grew up on a farm. She is a member of the Republican Study Committee and the Tea Party Caucus.
Both women have a 100% pro-life voting record and 92% conservative ratings from the American Conservative Union. Additionally, the charm and energy of these mothers make them strong role models for the elusive “women’s vote” that the GOP so desperately needs to cultivate.
It is very rewarding for the pro-life movement to see strong, capable women who value the sanctity of life elevated to these leadership positions by their peers in the Congress.