The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.” ~ George Orwell
THE CONSEQUENCES OF ROE V. WADE
TOTAL ABORTIONS (dead babies & wounded women)
SINCE 1973: 63,459,781
24 June 2022 ~ ROE v WADE has been overturned!!
In Post-Roe America, We Must Change How We Think and Speak About Adoption and Foster Care
As the nation reacts to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, we’ve seen an increase in abortion proponents citing the struggles of the foster care system as a justification for ending the lives of the unborn. November is National Adoption Month and Herbie Newell, president and executive director of Lifeline Children’s Services, the largest evangelical Christian adoption agency in the country, addresses common misconceptions about adoption, foster care, and the choice to preserve life when parenting is not in the best interests of the child and the birth parents. read more at The Federalist
- The most recent numbers from 2014 state there were an estimated 18,000 private infant adoptions nationwide, according to the National Council for Adoption. That same year, there were 926,190 abortions in the U.S., according to the Guttmacher Institute, a prominent source of abortion-related statistics. About 2 million couples are currently waiting to adopt a baby in the United States — which means there are as many as 36 waiting families for every one infant who is placed for adoption.
- Why do so many women choose abortion over adoption? Sociological studies suggest that some women who are deciding between adoption and abortion find adoption to be more emotionally painful than abortion. When that is the case, women who report feeling bonded with the life growing inside of them feel too attached to choose adoption. The prevailing narrative pushed by abortion advocates frames the decision to abort as simply a “reproductive” choice. But they fail to publicly acknowledge that from the moment of conception, it’s really a “parenting” choice. Women have bought the lie and would rather use abortion to avoid parenting altogether.
- In the powerful above article, Newell responds to the emotional factor stating, “No matter what a woman chooses — abortion or adoption — she will think about her child daily for the rest of her life. The decision involved is whether she will mourn the opportunities her child missed by not being given the chance at life, or dream about who they’re becoming as a toddler, teen, and adult. This is a crucial distinction. In both circumstances, women end up childless. Yet one path leads to death while the other leads to hope.”
- While I’m grateful for the President’s proclamation of the importance of adoption, his push to advance “equality” has a negative impact on the biblical definition of family. The legal battle over who can adopt will only continue to intensify. More and more cases reflect a growing tension in the United States between LGBTQ advocates opposing so-called discrimination and faith-based groups seeking the right to operate according to religious beliefs. And children will be caught in the middle.
- For Christians, the true beauty of adoption is even deeper than children becoming part of a non-biological family. For believers, earthly adoption points to the spiritual reality of our adoption as children of God. As we consider the theme of adoption this November, Christians should reflect on the great love of God in welcoming us into His family and be steadfast in sharing that truth with those around us.
We pray for those in an unplanned pregnancy, that they will choose life for their children and not abortion. Pray that boyfriends, husbands, friends, and family members of the women will hear God’s truth, and aid in saving the lives of the pre-born. Pray that churches, family, friends, pregnancy resource centers, and other pro-life agencies will let them know they are not alone in the decision they are making. Pray that any desperation they experience will cause them to turn to God and find hope and strength in Him for all things. Pray for a change of perspective, that they would have the love necessary to put the child before themselves, their own convenience, desires, and plans. Pray for an understanding given by the Holy Spirit of the dignity of that child. And pray for their confidence to grow in the Lord, that they would not be fearful of the future.
As an adoptive mom of two children, I am deeply grateful to both of their birth moms for choosing life. They are the definition of courage. Yet a side of adoption that we rarely hear from is a birth mother’s point of view. An incredible organization called Brave Love is giving voice to the courageous choice a woman makes when she chooses adoption for her child. This pro-adoption organization is changing the perception of adoption by showing the brave decisions of birth moms. Learn more and watch some of the amazing and uplifting stories here.
John Graves explains the overturning of Roe vs Wade
Journalist Who Exposed Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Parts
NEEDS OUR HELP!
How is Planned Parenthood funded?
The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned the constitutional right to abortion and renewed focus on who provides abortions in the US. One of the nation’s primary abortion providers is Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit that runs clinics to administer reproductive and sexual health services. Planned Parenthood receives donations from the public, but it also receives government money.
|Planned Parenthood receives money from the government in two ways: reimbursements for services to Medicaid patients and agency grants. In the most recent data available (federal fiscal year 2015), the Congressional Budget Office estimated the organization received $390 million in federal and state Medicaid reimbursements. This was the nonprofit’s single largest revenue stream.|
Federal funds haven’t paid for abortions since 1977. A budget provision known as the Hyde Amendment prohibits using federal funds for abortions except in some specific cases. However, since Medicaid is a federal-state partnership, 16 states use state Medicaid funds to pay for medically necessary abortions.See more at USAFacts, including the services Planned Parenthood most commonly provides.
Speaking on the U.S. Senate floor, Mazie Hirono (D-HI) railed against the states passing pro-life laws following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs, which overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
“This is an outright attack on women in our country. That is how I see it,” she exclaimed. “Clearly this is literally a call to arms in our country.”
Sen. Hirono is pushing to pass a bill in the Senate that is so radical it will force every state and territory to continue abortion all nine months of pregnancy and erase every state abortion law.
Democrat Sen. Bill Casey (PA), who previously called himself pro-life, supports this radical abortion bill. He also wants to abolish the filibuster. This makes the thin margin to block this bill even thinner.
Only two Democrats have not YET committed to blow up the Senate with the “nuclear option” by abolishing the 60-vote filibuster rule—and they only need 51 votes. They already have 48 votes, and with Kamala Harris, that makes 49. And there are also two Republican co-sponsors to one of the abortion bills. The vote to abolish the filibuster to pass the abortion bills is close.
Sen. Schumer said, “I want to be clear … this is as real and as high stakes as it gets.” I guarantee our senators are hearing from the abortion mob. Now they need to hear from you too.
The lives of 63 million children have already been lost. These babies need someone to speak for them. Send your urgent faxes to as many senators as possible to demand they block the abortion bills and preserve the filibuster! — Mat
|The next Lighthouse Voices event is, “Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Our Culture and Damages Women.” and it is an important discussion!Nearly five decades of legalized abortion have harmed every aspect of our society through tearing apart families and fostering a culture within which both preborn children and their mothers suffer.Supporters of legal abortion argue that American women can only be equal if they are allowed to obtain abortions, but the reality is that it hurts women more than we know.Alexandra DeSanctis, a writer for the National Review, will be speaking on the damage abortion has caused and continues to cause. You can take part in this important discussion either in person or online on October 4!To register or learn more click here.Until then — Be kind. Be bold. Be light.God bless you.Jim Daly|
Focus on the Family
Heads Up Pro-Lifers…