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Ultrasounds and Sonograms Save Babies’ Lives—A Call to Support Pregnancy Care Clinics

By Grant Van Leuven - Posted at Reformation 21: Published December 5, 2023 My wife and I had determined we fully filled my quiver this January with the delivery of our daughter. So, I was quite surprised this June when she hinted that another little reward was likely awaiting us in her womb! I responded, “That’s impossible!”—not out of desperation, but confusion about how it could have happened during the identified month of conception. Yet, indeed, next March we are expecting our eighth covenant child. [2] We learned through an early blood test that he will be our fifth son, and we are now praying for him by his name, Gaius Ezekiel Van Leuven. [3] Naturally, we ask of the Lord that our “Little Guy” makes it to full term healthy and strong. How frightful that such prayer cover proved important for him just to survive my wife’s first gynecology visit! Right at the start, the lady doctor asked if we had planned the pregnancy. When my wife sheepishly admitted that through natural
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Pro-life Christian nonprofits sue Washington state AG over private records investigation

 By Michael Gryboski - Posted at The Christian Post: Two Christian pro-life nonprofits have sued Washington Attorney General Robert Ferguson, accusing his office of unlawfully investigating their private records. Obria Group and My Choices, which does business as Obria Medical Groups PNW, filed the lawsuit on Wednesday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Tacoma Division. The complaint alleges that Ferguson has been engaging in “unreasonable civil investigative demands” against the two nonprofits, forcing them to provide “privileged or irrelevant materials to advance an investigation that is not based on a complaint or other reason to suspect unlawful activity.” Read more here.

Over 130 abortion clinics have closed since 2022: Operation Rescue

 By Michael Gryboski - Posted at The Christian Post: More than 130 abortion facilities in the United States have closed down since last year, with nearly 50 shuttering so far in 2023, a new report by the pro-life organization Operation Rescue suggests. The activist organization released its annual survey on abortion clinics in the U.S. on Wednesday, finding that 49 closed thus far in 2023 after 88 closed in 2022, the most closures in one year since 2013. At least 53 abortion clinics either newly opened or resumed providing abortions in 2023, the report notes, with 79% of them offering only abortion-inducing drugs and 21% offering surgical abortions. Overall, according to Operation Rescue, the total number of abortion clinics in the U.S. dropped from 683 in 2022 to 670 in 2023, which is far below the 2,176 abortion clinics that were open in 1991. Continue here.

The Spike in Congenital Syphilis

 By John Stonestreet and Maria Baer - Posted at Breakpoint: This cultural moment considers limiting self-expression immoral, no matter how dangerous the diseases linked to that expression are. The United States has seen a dramatic increase in the number of syphilis cases among newborn babies, according to a recent report from the Center for Disease Control. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that can be passed from moms to babies in utero. Last year, more than 3,700 babies tested positive for the disease, a 30% increase in a single year and a tenfold increase in the past 10 years.  According to the CDC, the situation is “dire.” To reverse the trends, the report proposed, “[a]ddressing missed opportunities for prevention, primarily timely testing and appropriate treatment of syphilis during pregnancy.” Likewise, a Houston-area doctor quoted in an NBC News article about the report said, “It is unbelievable how this could all be prevented if we just had patients get in for s

SEX ED & SEL CONNECTION

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This is what Ohio and six other states voted for and celebrate

 By Nancy Flanders - Posted at LiveAction: Earlier this month, Ohio voted to enshrine abortion as a “right” in its state constitution. Six other states have done likewise in the last year, including California, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, and Vermont. Killing children in the womb at any point in pregnancy is now a protected action in these states. To accomplish this, abortion proponents had to convince the majority of voters that women have a “right” to dead children, and they had to erase the casualties of that “right” entirely. Erasing the primary victim is easy in the abortion debate. These victims can’t march down streets carrying posters and chanting for their equal rights — because they’re dead. They were killed without the opportunity to even cry out. Their bodies were then buried — not in proper graves, but hidden and disposed of in medical waste facilities, dumpsters, and the sewer system after being brutally suctioned, dismembered, or injected with lethal drugs. The

Where are the pro-life majorities?

 By David Koyzis - Posted at the  Kuyperian Commentary: Abortion is the deliberate ending of a pregnancy somewhere along the path between conception and birth, and it has been the subject of controversy for at least half a century, if not longer. In the United States, the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v Wade (1973) took the issue out of the hands of the several states and declared a constitutional right to abortion, the Court undoubtedly assuming that it had settled the issue for good. That proved to be a severe miscalculation because the ruling sparked an acrimonious division between those styling themselves pro-choice and pro-life. Pro-choicers argued that a woman has a right to her own bodily integrity and that this right includes the personal decision to end a pregnancy. Pro-lifers, to the contrary, argued that the foetus growing in the womb is a person who deserves to live and not merely a mass of tissue to be disposed of at will. For a time, it seemed that the pro-life positio

Mark Houck, wife seek millions in lawsuits against DOJ, FBI for 'malicious' prosecution

 By Jon Brown - Posted at The Christian Post: Published November 9, 2023 Houck family claims stress from arrest has led to miscarriages, infertility Pro-life activist Mark Houck and his wife filed lawsuits earlier this week against the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in response to his highly publicized arrest last fall. Houck and his wife, Ryan-Marie, are seeking $4.35 million in damages and alleging malicious and retaliatory prosecution, abuse of process, false arrest and assault by the DOJ, as reported by Catholic News Agency . Houck, a Roman Catholic father of seven who lives in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was the center of national headlines when FBI agents and approximately 15 state troopers descended on his home to arrest him in front of his family during the early morning hours of Sept. 23, 2022. "These government agents intentionally sought to assault Mr. Houck and deprive him of his Fourth Amendment rights by using excessive forc

A Deeper Evil Than Other Forms of Murder

 By Zephram Foster - Posted at American Reformer: You shall not commit murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not commit pederasty, you shall not commit fornication, you shall not steal, you shall not practice magic, you shall not practice witchcraft, you shall not murder a child by abortion nor kill that which is born. -The Didache Deep Witchcraft “Nobody likes abortion,” so says the bleeding heart. “It’s just a necessary evil, we need to have more sympathy for victims.” The victims in view, oddly enough, are always the perpetrators carrying out the massacre, never the children being slaughtered. So blow the winds of our time. If you’re a Christian who affirms what the historic Christian faith has to say about the killing of an unborn child, you’ve probably had an encounter like the one above. You’ve probably been told that you just need to try and empathize more with the suffering mothers, and then you would see that the issue isn’t as black and white as your bigotry has l

Weeping for the children: 'Voters in Ohio backed a measure protecting abortion rights. Here's how Republicans helped'

  Voters in Ohio backed a measure protecting abortion rights. Here's how Republicans helped | AP News Story by Robert Voon - Published Nov. 7, 2023 The scope of the victory for the Yes side suggests that a significant number of Republicans voted in favor of Issue 1. WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal to enshrine abortion rights in Ohio’s Constitution was approved in a statewide election Tuesday, with a significant number of Republicans joining with Democrats to ensure the measure’s passage. The Associated Press has called the race, with votes cast in favor of proposal winning with about 56% of the vote, compared with about 44% for votes cast in opposition — a lead of approximately 232,000 votes as of the latest tally. Read more here. See also: Ohio voters pass amendment protecting access to abortion | AP News