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The Ghosts of Sidewalk Ministry

Divisiveness is what kills a great outreach. It’s the best excuse that Pastors use to stay away from an uncomfortable ministry at the abortion facilities – AND laziness. So, this prompted me to tell the short story of how this Evangelical Christian was moved to get into Prolife Ministry by Catholics and others.


Many so-called prolife ministries want to be so divisive that they step over the dead aborted babies to get to the prolifer that’s ‘doing it wrong’. These people use a Bible with pages missing to further their agenda. This has been ongoing, nothing new…but it definitely needs to stop, particularly when violence erupts from this cult. Read that here.

How did you get into prolife ministry? For me, I had three life changing moments:

  1. I saw a man, alone, carrying a huge crucifix pacing in front of what looked like an office building. I realized it was an abortion facility. I had to face my own abortion, I had to face God and repent, and I finally met that faithful witness years later. [Thanks to Richard Mahoney]
  2. I went to my first 40 Days for Life rally. Bryan Kemper of Stand True [youth director of Priests for Life] was the speaker, I was scared to death to face this publicly, I was asked to join the 40 Days leadership team a year later. [Thanks to the 40 Days team]
  3. I was asked to testify for the Heartbeat Bill. I told my post abortive testimony in both committees at the Ohio Statehouse for the Heartbeat Bill. My story was now part of public record for everyone to hear, no going back. Testifying for this bill catapulted me into full time prolife ministry. [Thanks to Janet Porter and my husband]

In these three points there was no mention of a church helping me or the prolife movement in any way. We received some well wishes and monetary support, but no one showed up on the sidewalk more than once. This is when we realized that this prolife ministry is a remnant within the remnant and on our own.

Too many people in the evangelical world rests on their blessed assurance saying that prolife ministry is a ‘catholic thing’, too political and/or controversial. On this side of the pulpit, we call it LAZY and selective.

KEEPLIFELEGALProlife ministry is a GOSPEL thing, it is bringing the message of Jesus Christ to the street and the sidewalk. Pastors need to come out from behind the pulpit and do the work that Jesus did: Taking the message of hope to the lost, the hopeless, and the afflicted TO the street and TO the sidewalk. Evangelicals are called judgmental by many, but it’s the evangelical Pastors who have already judged prolife ministry as an offense to their church. ABORTION IS AN OFFENSE! And Pastors that do nothing offends ME and has deemed unborn life to be not as important as themselves or their coffers.

In the area in which we live and minister, over 800K people and HUNDREDS of churches surround ONE ABORTION FACILITY and still hardly anyone comes while some claim to be prolife. 

A great example: a woman at the Heartbeat Bill Prayer Rally said she is part of a 8000 member mega church in the Columbus area and said to me that they don’t do anything prolife outside of the church property lines, and for that she feels they are lacking. She’s right. And I am the first person that will tell you I appreciate outreaches that supply clothes, formula and diapers…but they hide behind a huge pulpit rather than stepping out to the two abortion facilities within their city limits to spread the GOSPEL which saves LIVES

I am so thankful that God directed me to this ministry which has TOTALLY offended my family – but the Bible says that in these last days this would happen because:

“v48 For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more……v51 Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. v52 For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three.v 53 Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” Luke 12:48, 12:51-53

Abortion and prolife ministry is an offense to the Church rather than a ministry opportunity to changes lives.

My dear prolife friends and ministers who continue to be in this fight for LIFE, be ENCOURAGED! We are few in number but great in the eyes of God!

“v19 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; v20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. v21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21

See you on the sidewalk ~ rev katherine


Being Esther – There are no orphans of God.

Esther was orphaned and adopted by her cousin Mordecai and eventually – through the grace of God – became Queen, a Queen of the greatest empire on Earth at that time. That does not come by accident. She was chosen by God to help her people, and her opposition was great. She knew she could lose her own life but her purpose was greater than her fear of death.

“Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” Esther 4:16

Because of Queen Esther, the Jewish people were not exterminated. God showed Esther FAVOR through King Ahasuerus and God used the Queen to fulfill the lineage of Jesus Christ. The history of Esther is one of grace and favor, but it does not go without saying that she had a heart for God and a heart for her people.

Watch For Children

There are no orphans of God, we are all accounted for. Jesus said, “But even the hairs of your head are all numbered,” Luke 12:7.

In Prolife Ministry I am Esther – you are Esther. We seek to free the children of Israel – all unborn children – though prayer, supplication and legislation.

“For how can I endure to see the evil that will come to my people? Or how can I endure to see the destruction of my countrymen?” Esther 8:6

We are still trying to save the children of Israel, just like Esther, one unborn child at a time. And just like Haman in the Book of Esther sought to exterminate the Jews, today through the sin of abortion Haman still seeks our children, and is succeeding.

Queen Esther was victorious saving the children of Israel but we are still fighting the fight of abortion trying to save our unborn children today. Women have usurped the authority of God to take command of their bodies:

“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1Corinthians 6:19-20

We are not our own, our bodies are not our own. We are God’s…and so is every unborn child, without exception.

Be Esther and save our children.

The Politician’s Questionable Prolife Definition of….prolife.

During the 2012 elections, Republicans questioned why abortion was not prevalent and Democrats wondered why it was so prevalent. Seem a bit bipolar? You’re right, it is – and trying to sort this out for moderates to understand was exhausting. There is this seemingly thin line that some career politicians stand on to appeal to prospective voters, but core issues like abortion have been blurred to get there. It’s as if they become somewhat androgynous so that no one is offended.

The most popular candidates this past election (that we know of) that actually took a stand was Todd Akin of Missouri and Richard Mourdock of Indiana. Their principled prolife views were not accepted by and large, leaving moderates wondering if they were ever prolife OR liberals thinking they’ve outed them in the public square. As mixed up as that sounds, it is evident that more often than not we will never be blessed with a total prolife candidate without the rape/incest exception. How do we take our lumps after the elections? One at a time. Here is one such lump: Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus.

Recently, Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus had the nerve to say ‘We have been the most pro-life legislature in my memory’ not only struck down a vote on the Heartbeat Bill AGAIN, but effectively discounted its potential to go before the Supreme Court to challenge Roe v. Wade. Niehaus said he was ‘threatened’ and ‘bullied’ to get a vote on the bill….how does a so-called prolife Senate President NOT vote on the most lifesaving piece of legislation in his career? However, I am happy to see that the Senate President Pro Tempore Keith Faber is a strong supporter of the Heartbeat Bill. Will it get the vote it deserves next year? I pray so.

Both Niehaus and Senator Peggy Lehner said that the Heartbeat Bill could have the ‘potential to undermine all of the good work the right-to-life community has done’ – I’m not understanding why that should be a factor since this bill could (could, not would) nullify other passed legislation since this one will set the precedent of NO ABORTIONS when the heartbeat is detected. “It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business,” Michael Corleone would say….sounding strikingly familiar from Mr. Niehaus to the Heartbeat Bill’s supporters. It’s always personal…always.

It is also documented that Mr. Niehaus accepted the Komen Columbus Public Service Award even though Komen supports Planned Parenthood….I would not call that ‘prolife’ and in fact would call that working both sides of the political fence. Do the math – other recipients of Komen’s award was Rep. Joyce Beatty (D) and Former Governor Ted Strickland (D) who campaigned with and for Obama.

Are there fundamental Prolifers in politics today? I believe that there is on the State level. Have we completely understood that the only way we can eradicate abortion is getting through ‘the system’? Can politicians fundamentally support prolife and still vote for the ‘common good’ loophole of rape/incest exceptions to quiet the moderates and some liberals to get a foothold? But until then, abortion continues to kill off future voters and taxpayers and we wonder why the economy is freaked out. Go figure. While I believe in total Personhood for our unborn children, I am also mature enough to understand that we have to pick at Roe until we can get in front of the Supreme Court.

The fight is never over or quiet. Even the local NARAL reps have said, “We don’t believe for a second that this threat is over – perhaps delayed, but not over.”

I couldn’t agree more.

OHIO SENATE HALTS HEARTBEAT BILL – Official Statement from KeepLifeLegal

November 28, 2012  “The chamber doesn’t plan to vote on the so-called “heartbeat bill” before the end of the legislative session next month, Republican Senate President Tom Niehaus said, citing concerns the resulting law might have been found to be unconstitutional,” AP reported; also “Senate President Tom Niehaus said his chamber will not act this year on bills that would ban abortions in Ohio,” said another.

The real prolifers of Ohio wonder how this could have actually happened after hearing from the stalwarts of the prolife community; how incredible everyone worked for the Heartbeat Bill – hours of testimony, rallies and lobbying. Janet Porter of Faith2Action and her supporters worked harder than anyone I’ve ever seen for our unborn. God bless them all for their tenacity and love.

As most of my readers know, I testified for Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill in both the House and Senate committees regarding Post-Abortive women and men. When I first heard about this bill and that Ohio Right to Life was NOT backing it, I went to ORTL website and submitted a note (3/2/11) to then Executive Director Mike Gonidakis:

“I cannot tell you how disappointed and shocked I am in your decision not to back the Heartbeat Bill (HB125). This is absolutely irresponsible. Dr. Bernard Nathanson stopped performing abortions and became a prolife leader because he saw an ultrasound of the unborn child. If you cannot support HB125, then how can you stand for any ultrasound laws in the state of Ohio?”

Mr. Gonidakis responded saying that I was misinformed (?) and he was more concerned about Personhood to eliminate all abortions. Not only did ORTL not back the Heartbeat Bill but they were also NOT going to back the Personhood initiative that was started soon after. Mr. Gonidakis showed his cards – this was personal, not business; you also need to know that other backers of the Heartbeat Bill were also once involved on the board and in administrative offices of ORTL which did not set well with Mr. Gonidakis.

The Dayton Daily News said, ‘Mike Gonidakis, the group’s [ORTL] executive director, said the heartbeat legislation would not survive a court challenge. “Despite noble aspirations, there is no scenario under which the heartbeat legislation will be upheld by any court and therefore no lives will be saved by passage of this bill,” Gonidakis said in an e-mail. “Our goal is to protect the lives we can now and that is why we introduced the late-term ban.” Can Mr. Gonidakis not be aware that the majority of abortions occur in the FIRST trimester?

In an article dated as recent as November 8, 2012, “We’re going to keep the process close to the vest,” Mr. Gonidaks said. “We don’t want this to play out in the press. We’re still working on it, trading messages about the language. It’s not final yet.” Mr. Gonidakis would later say, EVEN after arriving at a ‘compromise’ for the bill, “It is the right idea at the wrong time”. So either Mr. Gonidakis has an evil twin or he never had any actual intention of doing one thing for a bill that could save lives.

Had Mike Gonidakis backed the bill initially – which the public wanted and proaborts criticized – the Heartbeat Bill could have passed. However, Mr. Gonidakis would not back the bill that would save many thousands of unborn lives over personal issues and because of his opinion, the bill lays dead as does the lives it could have saved.

It was also known within ‘right to life’ chapters and societies that they have disassociated with Ohio Right to Life because of ORTL’s anti-life stand on recent prolife legislation. Senate President Tom Niehaus actually said out loud, ‘We have been the most pro-life legislature in my memory’ while killing the bill. And that’s prolife? Again, how can Ohio RIGHT TO LIFE and ‘the most prolife legislature’ NOT support and pass the Heartbeat Bill?

Being in prolife ministry, I have spoken for our local 40 Days for Life rallies and our Stand Up for Religious Freedom rallies. Most in our community knows how I feel about saving as many unborn lives as possible as well as exposing the agendas of ‘prolife’ politicians. Our state Senator, Peggy Lehner (R), happened to be in attendance for one such rally and was not pleased with my opposition of certain individuals that claim to be prolife but are in fact career politicians.

The day before I testified in the Senate committee for the Heartbeat Bill, I received a letter in the mail from Ms. Lehner that was nearly verbatim of what Ohio Right to Life said about the bill…. ‘undergoing significant legal review’ and ‘if struck down it will simply embed Roe v. Wade deeper into law’ AND ‘that many are suggesting it is only the Ohio Senate that stands between life and death’,  etc. I brought the letter with me and asked the others if they had received theirs…they said they did not. Ms. Lehner tried to establish her side of the Heartbeat Bill story and to perhaps curtail me from testifying. What I should have done was taken this letter to the press and let them ask her the hard question of why a prolife State Senator would say no to life. Ms. Lehner has been criticized for ORTL’s significant role in her campaigns and ‘leadership’ within the State Senate.

We are technically still in ‘lame duck session’ but the likely survival of the Heartbeat Bill is slim if SO-CALLED prolife legislators are not on board with real life prolife bills on the table. Is there still ‘life’ in the bill? I sure hope so….because 26,000 unborn Ohioans die per year because they are not protected by laws that will not be passed if we do not redefine what PROLIFE means.

A Note to the Lofty Prolife Voter

Your vote counts – so the Prolife voter is caught between a rock and a hard place because the RNC candidate is not prolife enough for ya? Not so fast…

My husband and I have been pretty beaten up by Prolifers that have judged us to not be as Prolife as them in regard to the election in November. That was their first mistake, judging how Prolife we are. Their second mistake is to assume we are too stupid to know the difference between Prolifers and heretics. These Lofty Prolifers gave me a black eye for testifying for the Heartbeat Bill saying the bill won’t protect every unborn child, which is partially true; about 95% of unborn children would be saved from abortion. Go here to read up on Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill.

Even though I think that incremental law is a chicken way of toppling Roe, it is necessary to take these tiny steps to get to the doors of the Supreme Court. Personhood law in itself is not perfect because there were also deviations regarding contraception and IVF, which is part of the reason why it failed. The failure is on the part of the voter being too narrow focused on themselves instead of being broad-thinking enough to see that it would have saved lives. Voters won’t set aside their own agenda and ego enough to see the greater good. Now, that being said….

  1. We are quite aware that the RNC candidate is not secured in being completely Prolife.
  2. We are quite aware that the RNC candidate is a Mormon.
  3. We are quite aware that Catholics, Christians and Prolifers are causing division within the party because of their hardened heart and bloated ego.

In fact, one particular Lofty Prolifer not only accused us of not being prolife but had the unmitigated nerve to say that we are not Christians because of it. Now, just to let you know, we are not the only ones that this person has attacked. This Prolife attacker is not the only one; there are many, which is why I am addressing this issue. A lot of Prolifers are being criticized and shunned for choosing the RNC candidate. Anyway, let me answer this person’s issues:

  • We are not electing a Pastor or Priest. Voting Americans had this same issue when JFK was up for election saying he would take direction from the Vatican. And we all know just how ‘holy’ JFK was.
  • RNC candidate not Prolife enough? I agree. Neither was McCain in ’08; in fact he was entirely too wishy-washy moderate and proved that cannot get him elected.
  • This election is not about proving yourself more Prolife than other Prolifers by NOT voting for the RNC candidate as principle; it is about a faulty economy, forced healthcare and our national security (for starters) as well. Truly, people can’t be that inept…I thought. Any vote that goes to anyone else BUT the RNC candidate goes right into the hand of Obama.
  • NEVER judge a person’s salvation to prove your point: ‘Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.’ Matthew 7:1-2.

Anyway, all this being said, we have been given a hand that is not perfect….it’s not terrible, just not perfect. Remember this one fact when considering a candidate:

Barack Hussein Obama allowed about 6 million unborn children to die at the hands of abortionists while in office. Now, that does not count how many other MILLIONS are dead worldwide because Obama rescinded the Mexico City Policy. Because of his mandates and being in bed with Planned Parenthood, if elected again, you can add at least another 6+ million dead in the United States alone.

Your vote counts and may help save the lives of millions or murder them. Math does not lie.


The Heartbeat Bill & RINO’s masked as Prolife Republican Ohio Senators

If you are prolife AT ALL and keep an eye on abortion related issues, you’ll see a parting of the waters between the true Prolife Republicans and Republicans in name only. RINO’s get elected because they say they’ll vote for the conservative issues they campaigned for but always have excuses why they cannot.

The Ohio Senate is NOT PROLIFE or the Heartbeat Bill would have been voted for by now.

Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill has been stalled in the Senate after a tirade by Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus:

“In a strongly worded letter to “fellow pro-life Ohioan(s),” Niehaus said the bill was flawed and slammed supporters for questioning the commitment of majority Republicans in the Senate to ending abortion…..“Unfortunately, leaders of an organization called Faith2Action have made exaggerated and inflammatory statements…their claim that we ‘lose more than a school bus full of children every day’ due to a lack of Senate action on the bill is simply false, and I will not continue to allow this organization to question the commitment of my colleagues to ending the scourge of abortion.”

The statements in question were never exaggerated. They were based on fact and statistics that were available at the time. Senator Niehaus’s republican reputation is in question and has definitely shown that he and the Senate he presides over is NOT PROLIFE. Consider this:

“Ohio has been hard hit by breast cancer. Unfortunately, low-income and minority women have been hit the hardest,” said Miguel Perez, president of the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “We are energized by the progress Ohio is making with leadership from Senator Niehaus and Representative Beatty. Now we must continue, together, to strengthen our efforts to close the gaps in research, policy and access to quality care that make breast cancer deadlier for some women.” [Side note: this exact statement was....well, exact for every state as I searched the web regarding this issue. Komen is not trying at all to be who they say they are; they are simply placating whoever will give.]


Komen presented awards to Senator Niehaus and Representative Beatty for their leadership in passing a $5 million appropriation for Ohio Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Project.” [How much of the 5 mil is going to Planned Parenthood...]

Komen has been a contributor to Planned Parenthood which means that Senator Niehaus has purposely appropriated funds for Planned Parenthood via Komen. I’d hardly call this ‘prolife’.

Senator President Tom Niehaus is NOT PROLIFE. Senator Niehaus stands between life and death for 26,000 unborn Ohioans every year that the Heartbeat Bill and Personhood Bill is not passed.

Note: Komen is not the only organization that is breast cancer related:

The Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer

The 39th year of Roe v. Wade – my Prolife year in review.

It is still so hard to believe that after many years of being a polite society here in these United States of America that Roe v. Wade will soon be in its 40th year. With abortion still legal, we as a nation and a society have become a dismal failure.

In this past 39th year of Roe, much has happened to further the lives of our unborn children but as we all know, it is not enough. We can march around world a bazillion times but until we are led by a prolife president that has the guts to say NO to abortion and to Roe, marching won’t matter. I know marching and other protests bring awareness to the problem, but even I’m sick of the word ‘awareness’: I WANT RESULTS.

We cannot change the problem until we can change the heart.

This past 39th year of Roe, I have been entwined with the Heartbeat Bill here in Ohio. I had to get out of the box and say out loud, in the House committee that was hearing testimony for the Bill, that I had an abortion and how it has affected my life. And as difficult as that was for me to testify before the House Committee, it was even harder to hear testimony supporting abortion. I can’t tell you how awful it is to listen to men and women say it’s a RIGHT to kill an unborn child. In my entire 50 years on this earth, I still am in awe of people – especially those that consider themselves ‘clergy’ – that fight the devil’s fight to kill our unborn. All it did was fuel the fire that God has put in my gut to stop this heinous bleating of ‘reproductive rights’.

The Heartbeat Bill brought me in front of the media, as well. It was something that was kind of cool and rather humbling. The local news and newspaper was interested in the Bill and that I testified on behalf of post abortive women, like me. Somehow that didn’t make sense to people but it certainly did to me. I know that God set me up to be the one to look to for the post abortive answer to the abortion question.

As this 39th year of Roe progressed, I was given the distinct honor of being asked to be the speaker at the closing rally for 40 Day for Life here in Dayton. It blessed me beyond measure. A great big thanks to everyone that came and supported me and the cause for LIFE.

In October, we went to Dayton Life Chain and stood with 2000 other people in silent prayer for one hour in reflection of the lives of the unborn that were aborted. I think we at least a 3 mile chain this last time! As drivers passed by, maybe at least one unborn child was saved. I really enjoy making the devil MAD.

As the Heartbeat Bill progressed, I was honored to testify again, this time for the Senate Committee. As I sat through the first day of testimony, I was grieved to see very young girls and boys in Planned Parenthood t-shirts. Obviously, these kids have no idea what they were doing. They giggled and made fun of Prolifers behind their backs with obscene gestures…..all bought and paid for by our tax money.

In this 39th year of Roe, women that I know felt comfortable enough to confide in me about their abortion experience. In a way it is nice to know that I am not alone, but I kind of wish I was. I hate that anyone ever had to go through the abortion procedure. The life of a post abortive woman is never a bed of roses – of that I am sure.

During this 39th year of Roe, I became a grandmother again. She was not planned or even considered until her mom realized she was pregnant. I am thankful that her mom chose LIFE. I’m thankful that my son is a good dad. And she is quite beautiful.

Part of being prolife is being a bit of an evangelist. This last year has given me further proof that GOD is in control and will prevail. He will change the hearts of women and men about LIFE; all I am is His servant…as we all should be. Without understanding that GOD is the Creator – the Author and Finisher, the Alpha and the Omega – then we stand a weak chance of changing the mind of people about LIFE. After all, if you don’t know where LIFE comes from, how can you respect it?

So as this 39th year of Roe v. Wade comes to a close, and the 40th year begins, we need to be much more attentive to the post abortive woman. There are AT LEAST 55+ million of us that have to deal with our failure every day. But our failure can be what changes the face of abortion and overturns Roe v. Wade. I am ever thankful to GOD that He has brought me this far in my Prolife LIFE, but there is far, far more to do.

I want to thank my husband for being the only one that stood by me at every event and encouraged my every written word; whether it was on this site or one of my many Letters to the Editor of our Ohio newspapers or writing testimony. I say I don’t know if I could have done this alone, but GOD is with me! And it took my husband to remind me of that every step of every day of my Prolife LIFE this 39th year of Roe v. Wade.

Let me leave this with you regarding your Post Abortive walk:

“For thus says the LORD: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the LORD, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.” Jeremiah 29:10-14, NKJV

GOD knows you are or were in Babylon, a place where you are not celebrated, just tolerated. He wants you to know that all you have to do is ask Him and He will take you away from the captivity of being Post Abortive. GOD LOVES YOU! He knows your heart; He knows that you regret your ‘choice’. He knows you want to heal. So now it’s your turn to turn to HIM and be made whole again. Celebrate LIFE – celebrate Him.

My day to testify for the Ohio Senate Committee

It’s incredible what a person puts themselves through for a 3 minute period of their life. But the three of us that testified for the Post Abortive woman was the tip of the iceberg of the millions of women that are hurting and despondent after suffering losing a child through abortion. That being said, everything out of my mouth in that committee room had to be effective and poignant.

I don’t cry, although I wanted to; I don’t beg, even though there are times when I feel like I should – instead, I hit right between the eyes with hard core facts.

The day before I testified, we received a letter from one of the senators that sits on that particular committee that would hear testimony for the Heartbeat Bill. This senator wrote this nearly lyrical letter telling me her side of her prolife story that is not prolife at all. It read as if she was trying to get me to turncoat. Let me put that in the ‘SOOO not going to happen’ file. Interestingly, she never looked up once while I testified. I’m not sure what she was trying to accomplish, but this salesperson (me) knows a load of crap when I see it.

Needless to say, the letter kind of sat me down for a minute – I realized that my ministry and opinion was much more important than I imagined to get the notice of a state senator.

There were many queries and subjection. That environment breeds that, unfortunately. I guess the one question a church going (self professed) prochoice senator asked was where this prolife group that backed the bill got their money. How ironic asking a pitiful question that had no credence to the witness at hand, particularly since Planned Parenthood was sitting in the back…quietly sucking up my tax money to sit there.

The Heartbeat Bill is cultivated and cared for by the most incredible people that I’ve ever met. You see, in ministry you hear that Christians are supposed to care for the sick, feed and clothe the less fortunate, give someone a warm place to sleep if they need it, and even visit them in prison; but more often than not, these people are forgotten or ignored, even by the Church. So to see a group of people that care so much for unborn people they may never meet, moms that need help and discipleship, and even grieving post abortive women and men absolutely takes my breath away. They give me renewed hope and a glad heart.

I am strengthened and humbled. Supporting the Heartbeat Bill is part of my healing and my ministry:

“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1Timothy 6:12, NKJV

Personhood vs. Incremental Law; the failure of Initiative 26

Election Day has come and gone and sadly, unborn Life is still at risk. Mississippi, which has some of the strictest anti-abortion law in the United States struck down the Personhood Amendment. Fingers are getting pointed toward who dropped the ball but the reality is this: The Church failed.

I get lambasted (off-handedly, I might add) by Personhood people because I support the Heartbeat Bill, which is incremental law. I kind of get why they are holding out for Personhood; we all want to see all unborn Life protected at every stage from conception. But what this last election in Mississippi has proven is that incremental law works, going for the gold does not.

The differences are clear – the Heartbeat Bill will protect life from a detectable heartbeat until birth. I know that means that not all unborn Life is protected (yet), but if you bear with me (and some of you have, thank you very much) you’ll understand why this bill would have prevailed in Mississippi. Personhood, if INTERPRETED incorrectly, which it was, will fail every time because according to Planned Parenthood who spearheaded the attack, it will impede a woman’s right to contraception and in vitro fertilization.

What did Planned Parenthood do? They went after the Church and it worked.

First, I don’t care what you believe…unless it’s coming straight from the Bible. In other words, just because you couldn’t have children does not mean you manipulate the hand of God to get what you want with in vitro fertilization. That is not how the God of the Bible works. There is no gray area; He’s God, you’re not. Instead of spending tens of thousands of dollars on something God hates, why not adopt children that are here and need you NOW?

Second, contraception has never been sanctified by the Church at large or God. It was accepted as a dismal fact that women in the Church will use contraception anyway and Pastors could not change it no matter how hard they preach and teach against it. Ladies, you cannot control the hand God. Life was meant to glorify Him, not get around Him.

Third, PRIDE. Planned Parenthood hit you where you are weak…your own pitiful ego.


“These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:  A proud look, a lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.” Proverbs 6:16-19, NKJV

Christian woman were targeted by Planned Parenthood and they caved. I truly have to wonder if that woman is a Christian if they would actually consider in vitro and stand in the middle of the abortion fight not knowing where to turn.

Personhood was played well – a nice black eye for the Church. The innocent blood of unborn Life will be on the hands of Christian women that believe the lie that they can do what God does. You don’t believe in abortion? Neither does God. But you voted against it anyway.

At the Rally for the Heartbeat Bill

What can I say? The rally was incredible and awe-inspiring. We heard from people on the front-lines of the fight for LIFE; current Ohio state representatives, state senators…and that’s just the beginning!

The three of us that testified for the Post Abortive Woman
Hearing from Dr. Jack Willke and hearing his recording – on a cassette tape – of a beating heart at just 6 weeks gestation. Just hearing that beautiful sound brought fresh tears to my eyes. Anyone that has had a child has heard that sound of LIFE. We take for granted that our heart, being an involuntary muscle – a muscle that beats 72 times per minute – does its job as long as we take care of it.

The heart is at the center of the entire circulatory system. That system consists of a network of blood vessels, such as arteries, veins, and capillaries. These blood vessels carry blood to and from all areas of the body. The heart works 24/7, even on holidays.

After only 21 days, the human heart begins to beat in an unborn child….just 21 days. How can anyone kill a person that has a beating heart and not be a murderer only because that person is not yet born?

Great big Thanks go to Janet Porter of Faith2Action, Linda Theis & Rachelle Heidlebaugh of the Womens Resource Center of Hancock County, Bobbi Radeck & Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America, Lori Viars of Ohio Board of Elections, Julie Busby of Ohio Right to Life, Phil Burress of Citizens for Community Values, Jill Stanek, Troy Newman of Operation Rescue…I know I’ve missed many but just know that what you all do for LIFE inspires me and millions! God Bless you all and THANK YOU!!!

Pastor Rod Parsley endorsing the Heartbeat Bill

Some of the Rally, September 20, 2011

My Testimony for the Heartbeat Bill on March 16, 2011