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Personhood bill on the agenda as abortion rights debate looms in Iowa Legislature

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By William Petroski - Posted at the Des Moines Register:

"I am very optimistic we will be able to have a personhood bill and very optimistic we can get something passed on this issue," said Chapman, who has been joined by 20 co-sponsors for the legislation. The bill states it would not prohibit the use of contraception and it would not impose civil or criminal liability on a woman receiving an abortion.
Large, spirited crowds of activists on both sides of the abortion issue repeatedly jammed the Iowa Capitol during the 2017 legislative session, and lawmakers are again bracing for battles over reproductive rights as the Iowa Legislature's 2018 session approaches.

Abortion opponents plan to focus on three key measures: So-called "personhood" legislation that declares life begins at conception; further efforts to cut the state's ties to Planned Parenthood; and moves to outlaw the sale of fetal body parts.

The personhood bill — which was two votes short of winning…

Hospital Refuses Care for Premature Baby

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Posted at Hoosiers for Life:
The Millers were told there was no plan to help him live. No matter what, because he was not yet 23 weeks gestation, the plan was to let River die. Without an advanced neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Ball Memorial, the doctors said they could not and would not try to save River.
Dear Friend,

A tiny baby boy named River is someone who will be ingrained in my memory forever.

His life was short, his story tragic. I met his family this summer and promised to help them share his life and story with the world.

Andrew and Mackenzie Miller’s first baby, River, was born early and left to die. Once River was born, the doctors and nurses at Ball Memorial Hospital refused any type of medical intervention, despite pleas from his family to help.

Mackenzie Miller was admitted to Ball Memorial hospital in preterm labor at only 22 weeks and 1 day gestation. In order for her baby to even have a chance to survive, medical intervention was a must.

“Please, help our b…

Indiana Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ban Abortion in State

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By Heather Clark - Posted at Christian News Network:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A lawmaker in Indiana has introduced a bill that would ban abortion in the state by declaring that life begins at conception, and that any governmental attempt to violate the inalienable right to life is null and void.

“Any act, law, treaty, order, rule, or regulation of the United States government that fails to protect a person’s inalienable right to life is null, void, and unenforceable in Indiana,” H.B. 1097 reads in part. “The courts of the United States have no jurisdiction to interfere with Indiana’s interest in protecting human physical life from the moment that human physical life begins.”
The bill says that its authority to protect life from conception is derived from the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which says that the powers not delegated to the federal government are reserved for the states, as well as the Declaration of Independence, which notes that men have been endowed by their Creato…

Newsletter: Personhood Act of SC – S.217 (Dec. 29, 2017)

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Christians for Personhood

P.O. Box 12222, Columbia, S.C. 29211 * CP@spiritcom.net

God says: “Thou shalt not kill (murder).” Exodus 20:13, KJV


Dec. 29, 2017

PERSONHOOD ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Dear Pro-Life, Pro-Personhood Christians,

The Personhood Act of SC (S.217) favorably passed a five-man SC Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on April 26, 2017 by a vote of 3 Yeas ( Rice, Gambrell, Talley) to 2 Nays ( Bright Matthews, McLeod ). Although S.217 was listed ninth ( Letter I ) on the Agenda of the full Senate Judiciary Committee on May 2, 2017, as S.217 was coming up for deliberation, Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Luke Rankin (R-Horry) effectively unilaterally “carried over” ( with no vote by the committee members ) another bill and S.217, to take up other bills ( view Senator Rankin’s maneuver at: SC Legislature Video Archives – begin at 1:16:45 ). Then at the very end of the committee meeting, Senator Rankin returned to S.217; however, the meeting had already run overtime, and…

What Advice Should Clergy Give To a Woman Pregnant By Rape?

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By Rebecca Kiessling - Posted at Save the 1:

Clergy need to get this one right! Save The 1 has published two recent stories in which the pregnant rape victims' clergy not only advised them that's it's acceptable to abort, but actually encouraged them to do so. One rape victim went through with the abortion, and the other did not. In other words, a pastor was responsible for the death of an innocent unborn child.

Nicole W. Cooley, in her story, A Tale of Two Mothers Who Were Pregnant By Rape, writes: "Unfortunately, the only specific advice came from my pastor. She told me, 'Let me put your heart at ease. In the eyes of the church, any decision, prayerfully considered, is okay. In your case, I think you should have an abortion. You need to be able to move past this. You should have an abortion.'

"She went on to tell me about her two daughters who had also faced unplanned pregnancies. One had chosen adoption, the other abortion, and both were equally…

PBS Frontline Investigates Black Genocide By Abortion

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Posted at BlackNews.com:

NationwideFRONTLINE, the award-winning documentary series on PBS, has endeavored to probe into the African American anti-abortion movement in the United States (Click here to watch the episode online). The Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr was highly featured in this short documentary by PBS which attempted to investigate and understand the argument presented by both sides of the abortion debate. “I was somewhat reluctant to open our doors to the secular liberal leaning media, but I know how important it is to have our message be heard by a broad audience that we have great difficulty reaching,” Childress stated.  “Much of the reporting of the issue of abortion in the Black community has always produced censorship and extreme bias, but I must say this report was pretty objective,” he went on to say. “PBS is far from a conservative source and normally has a left leaning political slant but this was well towards the middle and I appreciate that. Still I wonder why …

9 Bible Verses That Teach That Sex Before Marriage Is a Sin

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By Nicholas Davis - Posted at Core Christianity:

Does the Bible teach that sex before marriage is a sin? A lot of people aren’t sure. This is because we live in a world of tweets and quick soundbites where people rarely have enough time for context.

The thinking often goes: If there is no Bible verse that answers my question, then the Bible must not have an answer to my question. I used to get asked this question often when I did college campus ministry, and I still hear it as a pastor.

Where exactly does the Bible call sex before marriage a sin? Here are several verses to consider. 
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