“My son was a crisis pregnancy that did not succumb to an abortion. He was meant to be here, he was known to God before the very foundation of the world, and He gave him to me…..God gave me this incredible kid because even in His infinite wisdom, even though He created the entire world and universe, EVEN THOUGH He is GOD, He trusted ME….ME….to entrust this incredible life to birth, to love, to instruct, to be there in the worst of it, no matter what.” Read the rest here.
Every child saved from abortion has approximately 35 couples waiting YEARS to adopt. YEARS. On the sidewalk, we recently knew of a woman considering adoption and in under 60 seconds we personally knew of 5 families that would adopt, no questions asked of the baby’s circumstances, race, health, etc. While adoption is the perfect solution, it doesn’t go without the sacrifice.
And there is the other side of adoption. A good friend asked :
“Can you have your church pray for my best friend . She gave her daughter up for adoption today and I don’t think it has fully hit her yet. I know she is making a very selfless decision and it really is for the best but I also know her heart is breaking right now. I just feel if a lot of people pray for her maybe it will help her heart heal faster.”
First, I am honored to have someone trust me enough to help her friend with such a hard thing. Second, I am impressed with her friend’s ability to be so selfless in such a selfish world. Third, I do not believe for one minute that her friend’s baby was unwanted, just unplanned. Fourth, prayer changes things and heals the brokenhearted. And fifth, I am thanking God for her!
God heals, God restores, God heals the brokenhearted:
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.” Psalms 147:3-5
When we are on the sidewalk, most of the moms will not choose life long enough to give their unwanted/unplanned child a chance with a family who has been waiting a very long time to be parents. We already know that most women did not want to abort at all but chose to because their dire circumstances coerced them into an abortion decision rather than life with a family ready to care for him/her.
God says there are NO unwanted children: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations,” [Jer 1:5].
There are no orphans of God.
I was browsing blogs on WP on feminism and came across an interesting view: IF women in the US really believe their ‘rights’ have yet to be established, then perhaps they need to take a look at women in Africa or the Middle East. While the ignorance of women in this country actually have them fighting for their ‘lady parts’ to be a ‘protected class’, women elsewhere aren’t allowed to drive or shop alone or vote or have an opinion or be within a million years of being equal to their own sons or husband. Women in other countries fear DEATH while women in the US whine.
True feminism isn’t about usurping authority over all mankind, it’s about being a WOMAN, the woman that God meant for us to be. Women are already equal to men, so stop the whining. It’s really pathetic to see ‘women’ pushing for their uterus to have its own vote. Are your lady parts ‘separate but equal’ to you? Think about that…are your ‘reproductive rights’ beginning to usurp YOUR autonomy and your own Constitutional rights?
Women sell themselves to an agenda that says they can murder their own future. Abortion rights do not make a woman mightier, abortion makes them cowards. The term ‘reproductive rights’ is like saying jumbo shrimp. If you’re not ‘reproductive’, then why does your uterus need ‘rights’?
Oh, and by the way, half of all abortions murders an unborn woman. No flies on you, eh?
“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”
Actually, that quote originally came from “A Tale of Two Cities”, by Charles Dickens, but socioculture says that Mr. Spock laid claim on it. A perfect example of what the truth is as opposed to what culture teaches the masses.
Culture evolves, humans do not: “Sociocultural theory is a emerging theory in psychology that looks at the important contributions that society makes to individual development. This theory stresses the interaction between developing people and the culture in which they live……Sociocultural theory focuses not only how adults and peers influence individual learning, but also on how cultural beliefs and attitudes impact how instruction and learning take place.According to Vygotsky, children are born with basic biological contraints on their minds. Each culture, however, provides what he referred to as ‘tools of intellectual adaptation.’ These tools allow children to use their basic mental abilities in a way that is adaptive to the culture in which they live.” Read the rest of Vygotsky’s theory here.
This country is groaning with what it thinks it knows rather than the truth. Is there truth in advertising? Obviously not, there are too many variables in the decision making process; there are polls, surveys, message boards to consider. In other words, there is WAY too much information out there to make a proper decision. So then, what’s the problem?
Selfishness. Pure and simple. Blatant selfishness. Everyone wants to be heard but also needs the acceptance of their peers, or socioculture. And everyone wants to lean on what other’s say rather than getting to the absolute truth. Many can say that science covers that, and in theory it can. But the truth lies between the pages of the Bible; the Holy Scriptures which tells us how to live and how to be an effective part of society, not the socioculture, whatever that may be. Much of what science teaches is theory since – according to scientists – no one was there when the so-called ‘big bang’ happened, or when the dinosaurs died, or so-called evolution of homo-sapiens.
Life decisions are forever. There is no theory, there is no other options; life is life, no matter what socioculture says. We are not derived from single cell organisms that the oceans puked up billions of years ago, we are humans created in the very image of God. Then, are embryos just a mass of indeterminate cells that has no value? YET? But again, socioculture tells us that we’ve been taught that Life is Life when we give it value, thus can be taken away at anytime up to birth, or even after.
Abortion, just like suicide, is forever. Socioculture gives us the options to kill or murder our own children or ourselves. In the case of Terry Schiavo, her own husband wanted her to die a death of dehydration and starvation, while the entire world look on in disbelief. A JUDGE determined that Terry should die, for no other reason than her husband wanted her dead so he could move on with his life, with a woman already waiting for him to be free to marry her. On a personal note: This new woman should wonder what Mr. Schiavo has in store for her when he’s finished with her.
Socioculture has made abortion acceptable and ‘normal’. Of course, NOTHING can be further from the truth – murdering is not normal, no matter how much lipstick you put on that pig. Be THAT as it may, people have allowed socioculture to tell them what to do for decades, and we are stupid enough to allow the tail to wag the dog.
What is acceptable? LIFE. And love your neighbor, and love God with all of your heart. And if that can’t answer the sociocultural question of abortion or suicide, then you aren’t asking the right person.
Trust God. Culture kills.
Yes, and no apology from her, either. Her ‘Pastor’ husband drops her off in their Mercedes. This is not the first or last time this type of heresy happens because the Church has fallen so far that the basics of Genesis Chapter ONE has been forsaken for self-implied social justice.
This so-called Christian Pastor’s wife seems to have no problem with her ‘decision': “A Baptist preacher’s wife in Alabama…hit back at her critics…declaring that those who criticize women who work at abortion facilities should first address the sins in their own lives before criticizing what women do with their own bodies.” Read the rest here.
Mrs. Chatman, your sin against the unborn – God’s creation – is so far and above your pettiness toward your ‘critics’, it is beyond comprehension. And I assure you: GOD IS NOT PLEASED.
Mrs. Chatman, your LinkedIn account says: “I am Youth Minister and Adult Sunday School Teacher. I assist the pastor in any means necessary. I have performed over a Marriage and Funeral. Visit the sick, served communion.” How can you be a minister to the youth when you corroborate the deaths of the unborn? How do you ‘perform’ a funeral when you allow and facilitate the deaths of the unborn? How can you say you serve the sick when you murder the ‘least of these’? You serve yourself, no one else. And don’t get me started on communion.
Why? Because I am a Pastor’s wife.
My dear, lost and deceived Callie Chatman: We are commanded to protect LIFE, considering we are made in HIS image. Your blatant disregard for the full canon of scripture is disgraceful. Your husband needs to have his ordination rescinded for allowing this. YOU do not support all women, just your own pitiful evil agenda. How you can show your face at your church with your matching lamp shade hat and dress is beyond comprehension. You do not represent women in ministry, in fact you are an embarrassment to each and every one of us who actually does His work. My dear Mrs. Chatman – you are not a Christian. And one has to wonder what you all are preaching in your ‘church’ to afford that Mercedes? Throwing the unborn out in the trash to preach a prosperity Gospel is BEYOND EVIL.
Mrs. Chatman, doesn’t “black life matter”? In the state of Alabama, 36% of women obtaining abortions are caucasian, 30% are black, 25% are Hispanic and 9% are of other racial backgrounds. That means that nearly an equal amount of black to white women are aborting EVEN THOUGH black men and women make up just 26.6% of the population, black women being HALF of that. Mrs. Chatman, you are facilitating the extermination of black Alabama citizens. And considering that Planned Parenthood began with eugenics, one would think you would be smarter than this.
Then, are you that deceived or are you paid that well?
Mrs. Chatman, it’s time to turn in your ordination; it’s not worth the paper it’s written on. But you do need the LORD. TODAY. Because your sin is far greater than the sin of the abortionist who pays you.
“v3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?
v4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye?
v5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
v6 “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.” Matthew 7:3-6
AND: “who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.” Romans 1:32
FROM RIGHT TO LIFE OF GREATER CINCINNATI: Sad News Today: Pro-Life Movement Mourns Loss of Legendary Leader Dr. John Willke.
We were personally blessed by Dr. Willke during Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill committee meetings; I had the distinct honor to hear Dr. Willke testify for the unborn. Thank you, Dr. Willke, we are all blessed to know you. I am so pleased that the first Saints you will meet in Heaven are the lives you have saved from abortion. See Dr. Willke’s testimony in the video below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, February 21, 2015 (Cincinnati, OH): The pro-life movement worldwide mourns the loss of Dr. John Willke, who slipped quietly from this earth Friday evening, February 20, 2015, just two months short of his 90th birthday. His beloved wife, Barbara, preceded him in death April 2013—a soul mate he missed deeply.
“Dr. Willke was the leading statesman addressing the second civil rights struggle of our nation,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. “He met with presidents and popes and crossed the globe, but his passion was always to ensure the right to life for helpless unborn children and other vulnerable people.”
Dr. Willke was a physician, author, lecturer, TV and radio personality, and expert in human sexuality. Until recently, he served as president of the national Life Issues Institute, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. He served for ten years as president of the U.S. National Right to Life Committee, and helped found the International Right to Life Federation.
His daily 5-minute radio program was carried on almost 400 radio stations for 18 years. His one-minute comments, Life Jewels, were broadcast in English and Spanish on over 1,000 stations reaching the U.S., Australia, South Africa, and Brazil.
Dr. and Mrs. Willke co-authored Abortion, Questions and Answers: Why Can’t We Love Them Both; Handbook on Abortion; Abortion and Slavery, History Repeats; Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia, Past & Present; plus six other books on human sexuality, videos, brochures, and more. Their works have been translated in over 30 languages worldwide.
Just last month, Dr. and Mrs. Willke’s autobiography Abortion and the Pro-Life Movement: An Inside View was released, chronicling the life of this legendary couple. They were devoted to their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and in all things strengthened by their strong Catholic faith.
Amidst these many efforts, Dr. and Mrs. Willke also founded Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati in the early 1970s and shared chairmanship for several years. They also founded the state organization, Ohio Right to Life, in Cincinnati at that time, then moved it to Columbus a few years later.
“Dr. Willke was a true giant in the pro-life movement, yet always warm, always humble, a mentor and a friend,” said Jack Hart, President, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. “We can never replace him. We can only do our best to carry on his legacy, and redouble our efforts to create the culture of life that he worked so hard and so well to bring about.”
That should NEVER be a question nor the exception. EVERY Pastor should be preaching against abortion so much so that the church member should be able to preach the message themselves. Just as every Christian needs to know the plan of Salvation, they too should know the Message of LIFE.
The prolife world went crazy with a Pastor that actually preached against abortion – and while that is a great thing, why is it not normal or typical of the church? Why is this so rare that the entire prolife movement made this go viral?
I am not criticizing Matt Chandler’s message. Not at all. He had the guts to call out abortion in a mega church – not a small church where you know most of the members but a church system that has ‘campuses’. But because the 51 minute message is so taboo – even in the church – he took 12 minutes to ease the crowd with anecdotes of his family life, 20 minutes to say when life begins, and finally 22 minutes to say the word “ABORTION”. What this proves is that Pastors are FEARFUL of speaking out on the murder of innocent children in the womb.
I used to believe that people hated the Message of LIFE because it was offensive to them, maybe from a past abortion experience, but I don’t think that’s true anymore. The real reason is that when you hear the Message of LIFE, you are now responsible to be diligent in all aspects of what God wants from us, to protect His immeasurable Creation, one unborn child at a time. Now, it’s on YOU.
Why are Pastors fearful of the Message of LIFE? Money. Agenda. Power. Money. Have Pastors shown favor to those that can lift them up rather than to the lost, the dying, the infirm:
“Who do we give this power to?” said Pastor Chandler regarding making some human beings not as important as others, much like how Nazi Germany and plantation owners did.
The Church has to stand in the Gap. There is no other way. Holding a sandwich just far enough from the homeless man to keep his attention is not the way to preach the Message; that only prolongs his hunger for the sandwich. The GOSPEL is what the lost and dying need, not bait.
PASTORS: If your church does not preach Life continually and does not have an active LIFE ministry, then you’re just playing church placating your own agenda. If you were a Doctor, would you tell the truth to your patient? Then why aren’t you doing the same for your own Church?
Your church is tolerating abortion if it is not actively preaching against abortion. The Church can’t have it both ways. Far too long have people assumed that the Church and all Christians are against abortion; while in theory they are, but not in action or deed.
Watch out for ‘faith-based’ reproductive counseling. They are pro-choice, pro-abortion, pro-Obama bunch of incredibly nearsighted man-hating ‘women’. And somehow they have ascertained that God is okay with it.
Just to show the intent behind such heresy, the last time KeepLifeLegal posted about this we were stalked and trolled by the perpetrators. It is quite apparent that they are bullies who believe in killing the unborn AND shooting the messenger.
My…how…tolerant. We suppose that advocating unborn child murder isn’t quite enough, rather they would put a religious spin on it to give it some kind of ‘credibility':
“40 Days for Prayer to Keep Abortion Safe and Legal starts on Wednesday, March 5th, and is an intentional effort to be grateful that abortion is safe and legal in the United States, and to be mindful that we are moving toward a future where everone [sic] feels supported in their reproductive decision-making, safe in their relationships, and comforted and strengthened by their faith.” Read the rest here.
Planned Parenthood picked up that ball to continue the abhorrent evil of using God as a way of spiritualizing abortion. But then again, do we expect any less from them?
Just like Planned Parenthood, Faith Aloud [501c3] is a national spiritual counseling agency for women considering or choosing abortion and provides religious resources to abortion clinics:
“An evaluation card from a patient said, ‘The Faith Aloud card by Rev. Rebecca Turner gave me the prayers I needed to make it through the procedure.’ Thanks again for your loving work, Faith Aloud!” Sally Burgess from the Hope Clinic for Women.
“We’ve been using Faith Aloud materials for years, and they work. In fact, they really work. I am deeply committed to this organization because it is working directly with providers to help women.” LeRoy Carhart, MD, Abortion and Contraception Clinic of Nebraska.
Are you disturbed yet?
‘Faith Aloud’ believes in the gift of sexuality, or fornication which makes abortion a natural for them. There is a photo of the executive director of Faith Aloud, THE ‘Reverend’ Rebecca Turner holding a sign that says, “I am Dr. Tiller”. In fact, Rebecca Turner was honored by the Abortion Care Network as the 2010 Person of the Year for offering innovative religious resources to professional abortion care providers.
Are you mad yet?
These soft-spoken women that calls themselves ‘Reverend’ are telling Christian women veiled, paraphrased scriptures to counsel them to abort and that God is just fine with it. That’s bad enough, but how stupid can a ‘Christian’ woman be to believe that God would sanctify such a thing? I’ll tell you how…because most Pastors have DROPPED THE BALL IN THE PULPIT.
Be very aware and wary of SO-CALLED faith-based reproductive counseling resources. They want your unborn baby and do it in the name of the Lord.
Support your local 40 Days for LIFE campaign. The 2015 Spring Campaign starts February 18th. Find more on 40 Days here.
What’s YOUR intention? Are you post-abortive? Were you ever abortion-minded? Have you lost a sibling or family member to abortion? Then 40 Days for Life is for you! This is an opportune time to come and peacefully pray, grieve, and be a life-minded witness to abortion-minded women and men! 40 Days for Life vigils changes lives and save lives!
I don’t know how to do this! No problem, let the Word of God guide you to doing what we are called to do as Christians [Rom 12:9-16]:
v9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.
v10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;
v11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; v12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;
v13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
v14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
v15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
v16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
From the 40 Days site:
“40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:
- Prayer and fasting
- Peaceful vigil
- Community outreach
“40 Days for Life takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion.”
Cooperation is KEY. Everyone is welcome: Evangelicals, Protestants, Catholics, Jews, everyone! This is not about ecumenicism, it is COOPERATION to share the sidewalk with other LIFE-minded people who seek an end to abortion. I know there are some people will not stand shoulder to shoulder on the sidewalk and that’s too bad; we should never let personal agenda keep us from being a faithful witness on the sidewalk to save lives.
During a 40 Days for Life campaign, you may come as an individual or with a church group to pray as you wish TO END ABORTION. We are all there for the same thing, to save our unborn from abortion death.
This is what you SHOULD NOT DO:
- Yell at anyone; the pre-abortive, coercers, abortionists, passers-by, etc.
- Persecute other faithful witnesses; This is a cooperation on the sidewalk
- Be combative for any reason; if anyone is combative with each other on the sidewalk, it does not show our heart toward saving the unborn. It is confusing to the pre-abortive.
This is what you SHOULD DO:
- Purpose to be at the sidewalk as often as you can
- Be a prayerful faithful witness
- Did I say SHOW UP? We really want to see you there!
It has been proven that when people show up at abortion facilities, they CLOSE. These facilities can’t handle the constant prayerful vigil for LIFE. It proves what they do is wrong and needs to stop.
Get the 40 Days book! I have mine :)
Friends of ours are on their way today to Washington D.C. for the 2015 March for Life on January 22, along with more than 400K other prolifers. Many cities across America also have their own March for Life rallies, some huge and some small…but remember, NOTHING we do for the unborn is small in the eyes of Jesus.
Like any other ‘convention’, leaders go to teach, workers come to exchange ideas and share testimonies. The March for Life is no different than any other protest, other than prolifers actually SAVES LIVES.
Here are some observations to and from the March for Life:
One-sixth of the population of the United States have been aborted these last 42 years that we know of. ONE-SIXTH OF THE POPULATION.
The unborn are underserved and under protected. During the last election, we were inundated with liberal infused agenda regarding the 47% that depends on government funds to eat, sleep, get iPhones, healthcare, on and on and on. We, the 53%, pays for what others abuse as ‘needs’ and ironically we cannot pay for our own needs and are not destitute enough to soak up some of those nifty entitlements to compensate having paid for someone else’s. Somehow, their entitlements are far more important than saving lives of even their own unborn children. Our unborn are the underserved and they are under protected, but entitlements to the ‘47%’ overprotects and overserves them to dispose of their pregnancies. It is a fact that it is much more costly to save an unborn child than it is to abort them. Money, money, money.
We are created equal, not born equal. God created each one of us before the world began (Jer 1:5). God created us in His image (Gen 1:27). God numbered every hair on your head (Mat 10:30). IN OTHER WORDS, no one is an accident, no one is a mistake; not one person is NOT known by God regardless of anything (go to first statement of TRUTH). HOWEVER, because of SIN, we are not born equal or at all. We were already morally compromised, shown prejudice, our fate decided within weeks of conception. Because of selfishness and bias, we have been made into a ‘thing’ and an ‘issue’ instead of the human that God made us to be. Are we equal? To God we are, but not to society or the government.
There are over 600,000 FROZEN EMBRYOS in the United States right now. 600K frozen unborn children awaiting their fate at this very moment. Some of these children are designated for family, some for research, some may be adopted, and some will simply be thrown away. This is why IVF is so dangerous. Many embryos won’t survive getting frozen, thawed and some won’t implant…IN OTHER WORDS many unborn children die because people try to jump start God and fertility. You have to wonder how many more unborn children we can add to the 3500+ per day aborted.
Purity and Modesty equals Beauty. First, I am so pleased to see more ministries and non-profits teaching Purity like StandTrue. All girls were pure once, but Desperation…Peer Pressure…Insecurity has led to sexual irresponsibility and sometimes unplanned pregnancy. Girls are being groomed to be sexually permissive and promiscuous which leads to pregnancy and becoming post abortive. Rather than preserving our girls to be great wives, mothers, mentors and friends, parents allow the world into their home to teach these young women to be angry feminists. Since 1973, the government has been allowed in our homes and in the bedrooms to tell parents how to parent our kids to be sexually active without responsibility. Our girls need to be taught to love who they are in Christ because He gave them the gift of Purity and Modesty: “Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies,” Prov 31:10. To be better women, we first have to take parenting back and teach our girls to be proper women, to teach them that they are priceless and beautiful.
Real. Social. Justice. Social Justice is in the eyes of the beholder. Counting back over 100 years of abortion, society as a whole has gotten worse and worse; the culture of death has prevailed and continues in leaps and bounds. Society has become lulled to sleep by a hate driven liberal agenda that looks for the weak and sick and innocent to bully into accepting an agenda to eventually erase them. KeepLifeLegal believes in a Christ-driven social justice, we also seek the weak, sick and innocent to give them the gospel with their immediate need [food, clothing, etc] and real HOPE. Our innocent unborn have become victims of an evil, eugenic liberal agenda that wants to erase a ‘problem’ rather than fixing it at its root: give a hand UP not a hand out until it’s spent. Real Social Justice is ministering to ‘the least of these‘ and who we honor, Jesus Christ.
AND remember this: Prolife efforts and ministries are not subsidized by the government like Planned Parenthood is. We are on the front lines, we preach and teach, we walk the WALK for the justice of just one unborn child usually at our own expense to our bank accounts, our jobs. This is not easy, though it is not hard. If you are called you will suffer persecution, doubt and fear. But once you come to terms with the societal apathy of unborn death by abortion, I promise that you will be encouraged, edified and enrapt with helping the handiwork of God – His Creation – to be born.
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: THEREFORE CHOOSE LIFE, that both thou and thy seed may live.” Deuteronomy 30:19