THE SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR VOTE — PART 1 (UPDATED)

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UPDATE: Check out Keith DeHavelle‘s comment here. It adds considerable firepower to this post. I also suggest you visit his blog.  What he posts is definitely worth stopping by to read.

What caused me to write this post? I am usually quite content to let the comments I receive drive my the subject of my posts, and this one is driven by quite a few.

Does Planned Parenthood Use Taxpayer Funds To Pay For Abortions?

Figures don’t lie, but liars figure. (origin)

When I advocated cutting Federal funding for Planned Parenthood, insanitybytes22 quite reasonably observed that because it is illegal to use Federal funds to pay for abortions, the bill before Congress would not do anything (comment here). Since is a smart lady, I was kind of puzzled. That did not square with the controversy in Congress. Fortunately, Keith DeHavelle added some clarification to the matter (comment here). So I was fairly satisfied I was on the right track. Nevertheless, when I got a comment from Steven Hoyt (here) stating unequivocally that  “NO federal funds are used for abortion aside from incest, rape, and endangerment to the mother,” I decided it was time to post something.

If you google “the hyde amendment banned the use of federal funds for abortions,” what you will get is a bunch of organization whining on how the Hyde Amendment violates women’s rights. This law prevent Federal funds from paying for abortions. If you want to know when the so-called Pro-Choice crowd thinks, click on the link.

This excerpt from http://www.fundabortionnow.org is especially ironic.

The Hyde Amendment has a disproportionate impact on women of color, both because women of color are more likely to live in poverty and to rely on Medicaid for health care, and because women of color are also more likely to seek abortion care.  (from here)

Margaret Sanger started Planned Parenthood as a eugenics program design to get rid of colored people (see GROSSU: Margaret Sanger, racist eugenicist extraordinaire).

So how does Planned Parenthood use the money we give them? It is just a matter how they account for the money. They say they don’t use Federal funds to pay for abortions. Here are some articles on the subject. Because the Liberals own the media and clutter both the air waves and the Internet with nonsense, it takes more effort to find a Conservative viewpoint.

What the articles above illustrate is how some people view telling the truth.

It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. — Bill Clinton (from here)

In part two, I intend to respond to some of commenters on THE PRECIOUS HUMAN LIFE AND THE ABORTION FACTOR.

Steven Hoyt started a debate over the value of voting. I tend to think the fact we have to debate such a thing amazingly stupid, but it is common enough for Christians to want nothing to do with the dirty business of politics. It is, after all, a dirty business. Don’t we have to work with other disagreeable human beings?

Keith DeHavelle is very knowledgeable and erudite. So I will steal some more of his material.

exploringthegreatknown writes with a special degree of kindness and gentleness, and is unafraid to reference the Bible. I hope to incorporate some his thoughts and add my own perspective.

Meanwhile, if anyone else wants to add their own two cents, please do so.

Because Two Can Keep a Secret, if One of Them … Doesn’t BLOG! — reblogged

The Secret by Felix Nussbaum (11 December 1904 – 9 August 1944)
The Secret by Felix Nussbaum (11 December 1904 – 9 August 1944) (more here)

Rah’s Mirror is a relatively new blog. I “discovered” it thanks to a reblog by Wally Fry.

Because Two Can Keep a Secret, if One of Them … Doesn’t BLOG! by Rah Plotts.

addresses a difficult issue. When we blog about our personal lives, when do we cross the line and share secrets we have no right to reveal.

My blog, is in essence, a reflection of me. It tells hidden (and not so hidden) stories of what I have experienced. I appear to be telling you how to react or feel or respond or believe, but in truth, I am really telling me.

When speaking of my life, it is really hard to not speak about the people in it. I didn’t get through this life alone… after all.

After the post about my abortion gained as much attention as it did. After I read it and re-read it, again and again, each time, through the eyes of someone else. I started to see how much of other people’s business I was potentially airing on my blog. (continued here)

Why the picture above? Here is book that provides a commentary on Nussbaum’s pictures. The Secret shows how people react to the true horror of a dreadful invasion. When considered with a wider perspective, what may seem like a dreadful invasion may actually be small potatoes. Therefore, before we angrily blow up at an overzealous blogger, we may wish to think things over first.

  • Was anything actually revealed? Are a bunch of detectives now on your trail?
  • Does it truly make any difference if the “whole world” knows? Is the “whole world” really going to laugh at you or despise you? Are you going to jail?

Do I blog personal experiences? Rarely. Because I want to keep the focus on a logical and relatively dispassionate discussion of issues, I don’t speak about myself. Others, however, use what they have learned from their personal experiences as a testimony. Frankly, such personal testimonies sometimes strike me as a bit reckless. Just the same, I must admit such testimonies can also be quite powerful.  See I Killed HIS Baby, for example.

WHY Defend Planned Parenthood — reblogged

baby-mirrorOne of the stranger things I hear from time-to-time is the claim that men don’t have the right to say anything about abortion because it’s a woman’s body.  I have at least two problems with that.

  1. An abortion does not destroy a woman. An abortion murders a baby.
  2. To become pregnant, a woman requires a man.

The arguments used to justify abortion make feminism anti-baby and anti-male. Abortion denies the humanity and the rights of a baby. When it is obvious we need each other, abortion advocates make the absurd claim women don’t need men. Don’t intact families work? Don’t single women with children struggle? Do we really want sugar-daddy politicians raising our children. Is not their eagerness to use taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions enough evidence of how much these people really care “for the children.”

Consider the meaning of this passage.

James 1:22-25 New English Translation (NET Bible)

22 But be sure you live out the message and do not merely listen to it and so deceive yourselves. 23 For if someone merely listens to the message and does not live it out, he is like someone who gazes at his own face in a mirror. 24 For he gazes at himself and then goes out and immediately forgets what sort of person he was. 25 But the one who peers into the perfect law of liberty and fixes his attention there, and does not become a forgetful listener but one who lives it out—he will be blessed in what he does.

Until we admit our sinfulness — our pride and selfishness — we cannot learn from Bible. That’s because the first thing the Bible does is show us our true self. Before the Bible can teach us how to avoid sin, the Bible must convince we are sinners.

Therefore, I ask you, both men and women, when you read madblog‘s post, WHY Defend Planned Parenthood?, contemplate how you look in the mirror.

One thing has been made crystal clear in the wake of the videos from the Center for Medical Progress, and especially the public reactions of those who still support Planned Parenthood: the fierce dedication to the preservation of one thing: abortion.
But why? If, as I’ve been told, feminism is really not about abortion, but is simply a struggle for equal rights for everyone, why do the supporters of PPFA defend this one “right” so dogmatically, so uncompromisingly, so blindly?
Can you divorce the actions of Planned Parenthood from feminism? This is all done in the name of feminism, according to its spokespeople everywhere.
It’s time to wake up and smell the implications. They comparisons to be made to Nazi atrocities are easy, obvious…and undeniably fitting. (continued here)

THEY ARE SELLING BABY PARTS?

Here is an email I got from Delegate Bob Marshall yesterday.

THE MARSHALL MESSAGE

Stop PP from Selling Baby Body Parts!

Dear Friends:

Selling parts of aborted babies’ bodies is part of Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices according to Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

This video interview, filmed in 2014 and released by the Center for Medical Progress, describes an abortion procedure which my 2003 bill, HB 1541, made a class four felony  in Virginia. My law passed over Governor Mark Warner’s objections. 
Please view the nine minute video by clicking on the picture to understand the depth of moral depravity and legal twisting behind this sordid practice.

In 2005, I introduced HB 1810, which provided that a person who sells or buys any part of an aborted child is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor (up to a year in jail).  My bill passed the House of Delegates 98-0 but unfortunately lost 7-8 in the Senate Committee although Republicans controlled the state Senate 24-16 at the time.

During Dr. Deborah Nucatola’s lunch time interview she said:

“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver … I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

“I’d say a lot of people want liver…most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps.”

In other words, Planned Parenthood’s abortionists alter the method of abortion, even putting the woman at greater risk, to procure more intact “baby parts!”

As I write you, Governor McAuliffe and Attorney General Herring are working to repeal the abortion clinic safety regulations passed a few years ago.

I will be writing to the appropriate state officials urging a full investigation and reminding them that Virginia law may prohibit the procedure described in the video as a result of my 2003 Partial Birth/Infanticide bill.

Please share this email with your friends and urge your legislators to support efforts to protect life in Virginia!  Thank you!

Sincerely,

Delegate Bob Marshall

I really don’t have much to add to this. Here is the Compost’s take on it => Undercover video shows Planned Parenthood official discussing fetal organs used for research.