October 16, 2012

Scripture for Today

Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation by Steve Deace – A very thought-provoking article by this Iowa-based national talk show host. 

A Game Changer for the Abortion Debate by George Weigel – “Suggestions for the future of the argument”

In North Dakota, a lie cost 1,386 children their life last year by Pastor Jay Reinke – “At Concordia Lutheran Church, 1,386 crosses fill the lawn. Each cross symbolizes a child who was aborted in North Dakota last year.”

Keeping Leviathan in His Place – We Need to Be the Church by John Stonestreet- “Has radical individualism within the Church helped spur the growth of intrusive government?”

Reasons why a pro-life president should want to cut off federal funds for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and its affiliates from National Right to Life

Russia asks to review ‘unfair cases’ involving Russian children – They need to find ways to streamline adoptions from Russia and not just highlight, to the extreme, cases that go bad.

Video: The Choice – This short video highlights what “choice” means when it comes to abortion.

New partnership to help orphans accomplishes two objectives

10 Things First-Time Church Visitors Don’t Want to Hear by Alex Murashko

Singing Granny Finds Her Father’s Grave

New Research Tarnishes Planned Parenthood’s 96th Anniversary
(Life Issues Institute, 10/16/12)

As Planned Parenthood marks its 96th anniversary today, it received an unwelcome gift from pro-lifers. New research released by Protecting Black Life (an outreach of Life Issues Institute) reveals that 79% of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of African American and/or Hispanic/Latino communities.

The blow to Planned Parenthood is that this research is not just numbers; it is a powerful visual. Maps are illustrated in full color on a website portal integrated with Google Maps functionality. This interactive site gives viewers an up close and personal look at just how close these facilities are to their neighborhoods.

The claim that Planned Parenthood is targeting minorities is not new. However, the strength of this study is. The validity of the research is substantiated as it uses verifiable statistics from 2010 Census Data tracts. Census tracts are a means for measuring demographic data about a geographic area, designed to reflect homogeneous characteristics like race, income level and home values. It focuses only on Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities within walking distance of minority neighborhoods, rather than looking at a larger geographical area, such as zip code.

Rev. Arnold Culbreath, Director of Protecting Black Life and a founding member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, says, “Minority communities are the #1 targets of Planned Parenthood. It’s no wonder abortion remains the leading cause of death among African Americans, higher than all other causes combined. Getting this information to as many people as possible is not only critical, it’s a matter of life and death for countless babies and oft times even their mothers.”

Bradley Mattes, Executive Director of Life Issues Institute, added, “This solid evidence is overwhelmingly convincing that Planned Parenthood’s business model is to generate income from an increased number of abortions in minority neighborhoods.”