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Sunday, October 2, 2016

A Video Worth Watching But-- the end, Youtube shows a "next" video with a very graphic image that I know could trigger for some of us, so just close the screen/tab or stop this video before it ends:

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Got To Get & Read Anthony Perry's Book After This Article

I know I'm a month or so late on this, but at least I'm noting it now. Here's a secular blogger's review of the book and what follows are excerpts from another article citing it:

Abortion Breaks Men’s Hearts, Too

(by D.C. McAllister, in The Federalist)

When I’ve written on this subject in the past, I’ve received letters from men across the globe heartbroken that they weren’t a part of the decision to either keep or abort their babies. They would have loved to have had the chance to tell the mother that he’s there to support her and the child, to step up and raise the child they created together. If nothing more, these men would have appreciated the opportunity to grieve the loss of their baby if the mother was determined to abort.

But women sometimes don’t want to hear what the man has to say. Women often assume abortion is just a women’s issue. It’s not. It’s a man’s issue too. But just like in many areas of parenting, including divorce and child custody, fathers are too often dismissed as irrelevant. But they’re not. They’re integral to creating a child and to that child’s development after he or she is born.

What Real Men Do about Their Kids

Some men—like Anthony Perry, who wrote a touching memoir about the loss of his child to abortion [titled "A Father's Choice: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Hope"]—don’t just go along with a woman’s decision to have an abortion as if he has no interest in what happens, as if it’s all about the woman. When Perry found out his girlfriend was pregnant, he tried to reassure her that her life wouldn’t spiral into meaninglessness if she kept the baby. Her life would change, but he’d be there by her side as they experienced the joy of bringing a new life into this world. He saw hope, not despair.

His girlfriend decided to abort the baby anyway. He comforted her, of course. He loved her. But his pain, his loss was real. When she told him the baby was gone, he said, “A part of me had also died though the tears were too heavy to fall. The weight of my sorrow fell into my chest instead, pressing against my lungs and leaving me fighting for air.”

Ultimately, he blamed himself for his girlfriend’s choice, but not in the same way Dorsey did with Rivera. He blamed himself for failing to convince his girlfriend to keep the child. “I had done all I could to persuade her that I would be a good father and a good partner in our child’s life. Our child would have had a passion for life, inspired by us both, and would have seen the world. I had done all I could to save this child, and I failed.”

This is a testimony of why abortion is not just a woman’s issue.

McAllister goes on to relate the story of a young man named Alan, and link to a video about him:
He was overwhelmed as he struggled to handle an unplanned pregnancy. But after years of making the wrong choices, he decided to get help so he could finally make the right one. Love and joy are his reward.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Abortion By Any Other Name

"The old evil was only hibernating. Now reawakened, instead of spouting hate words, it hides behind a supposed compassion and a call for respecting autonomy. But beneath that veneer, the infanticide message is the same today as it was in the 1920s and 1930s. We ignore the approaching darkness at our own peril."

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Just Saw "Risen"- "OMG" Is Right!

I decided this couldn't wait to blog about till Easter, especially as it probably won't still be in theaters then, sadly.

"OMG" is actually rather accurate to describe the pivotal scene in this movie, which is so quietly amazing:

I really liked it. Will get a DVD copy of it, even. And I like this about it especially:

"What we're seeing from [test-screening audiences of] non-Christians and those who do not regularly attend church is that they do not feel preached to. They don't feel kind of hit over the head with Jesus or the Bible..."
I know it goes "off-script," as a friend of mine said, but then again, it doesn't bill itself as wholly based on the New Testament so I have no problem with the "embellishments." Who's to say it couldn't have happened this way? There were many traditions in those days of the early Catholic Church that weren't written down in what became the accepted canon scriptures of the NT.

And there were some genuine laugh-out-loud funny moments, which surprised me greatly but even though they seemed a bit too "Modern-ese", I supposed it humanized the apostles and other characters for me, that they could actually have senses of humor. Well, why not, I suppose?

I remember thinking, at the end of "The Passion of The Christ" movie, many years ago, that I really wanted to see what comes next, feeling the resurrection scene was good but left me in too great an anticipation. But then, that's why Mel Gibson called it just "The Passion" not "The Passion and the Resurrection and The Ascension of Christ."

So go see Risen"; there's probably even a late showing in your area tonight, around 9ish somewhere!

HT to Adrian Warnock at Patheos, which is where I think I first learned of this movie.

A surprisingly knowledgeable Christian review is found here, at "Answers in Genesis."

And I just happened upon another upcoming Biblical film, "The Young Messiah," based on Anne Rice's book, "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt", which I have not read. Trailer for that is here, and it's due in theaters March 11, two weeks before Easter.

Boy, we've come a long way from "The Robe," which I remember liking, as a kid, but looks (and sounds) pretty corny now.

While we're on the subject of Biblical movies and books, I can't recommend highly enough the book, "Two From Galilee" by Marjorie Holmes. Tremendous historical-fiction, but she did her homework about that time period, and the thoughts and feelings of Joseph throughout, as well as the Immaculate Conception and the actual birth of Jesus, are amazing.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Warrior Dash 2016, And Maybe Another $1,000 for St. Jude Children's Hospital?

Yes, that's me jumping over the firepit and dogpaddling through a pond of mud.

The video of my 2014 Warrior Dash is here. I'm in what started out as a pink top. As embarrassing as some of the footage is, I post it in hopes that people will again donate to St.Jude Children's Hospital either through my 2016 St. Jude Warrior website or directly on their own (the blogger-post embed function is not working; if I can figure that out, I'll post the video here directly).

I wrote in this post almost two years ago about how I was going to attempt this 3-mile, 12- (wasn't it really 14?) obstacle race.

Not only did all my donors help me be one of the Top Ten Fundraisers for St. Jude's Children's Hospital in the state in 2014, raising over $1,040, you were my inspiration! I lost about 35 pounds that year to get ready. And I only needed help on a couple of obstacles: the MudMounds (you'll see it in our video above). Every toehold I got, I lost and slipped back into the mud! A guy behind me hoisted me up on his clasped hands then pushed me up by my butt, while two more guys above me grabbed my hands and one of my coworkers grabbed one of THEIR waists and pulled back on him to keep him from falling down into the pit with me! My legs were like rubber at that point, so essentially four guys hoisted me the 10 feet up and over that last mound!

The trail mudpits in the video, I sank in to mid-thigh in some spots. Another coworker thankfully came back for me, to pull me out. I'd be stuck there still if not for him. Another guy lost both his shoes in it!

The one I was afraid I'd fall and break an ankle on, the GIANT CLIFFHANGER (cue the video), I aced! Pulled myself up by the rope, stepping up like climbing a slanted rockface, only it was slippery, muddy, flat wood. I got within 3 feet of the peak, and my left foot slipped! I regained balance, knocked some mud off my sneaker, babystepped it to within 1 and a half feet, then planted my left foot on the peak and my right foot held! Shifted my weight to my left foot and sat on the peak, and the rush of adrenaline was truly amazing.

Of course, that was right after the other guy we happened to catch on our video just ran at top speed right up the face of the thing to the crest, then raised his arms in victory. No ropes, no dilly-dallying. Show-off.

I did take a header in the woods earlier though: one of the few times I was able to actually jog, my right foot caught a tree root. It was like a slow-mo Three Stooges pratfall, still running, then falling to my knees, then sliding about 5 feet on elbows and belly! I was very lucky: hit no rocks or trees with my head. Just a few scrapes on the shin that I didn't even feel till it was all over. Adrenaline will do that to you, I guess!

Covered from chin to toe in mud from the last obstacle, Muddy Mayhem, but exhilarated! A coworker had tipped me off on that one: if your feet started sticking in the deep mud under the water **beneath** the barbed wire, rather than risking falling into the barbed wire, just belly-float on the water, using your hands to pull you along the bottom, legs behind you. That's how I got the mud beard.

And for raising at least $300 for St. Jude, you get the only hot, private showers and free food and Gatorade, and no long lines at bag check. Everyone gets a free ShockTop beer, and the medal they gave us all at the finish line, has its own built-in beer-bottle opener!... Could this get any more awesome?

Although I thought I rinsed off by dunking in the ice-cold pond before the hot shower, there were still **handfuls** of mud inside my clothes!? White underwear was B-L-A-C-K. I never saw or stepped through so much black mud in my entire life! It was like being a kid again!

Highly recommend it, and raise the $300 for St. Jude, if you do it. I got all my coworkers thinking they'll do it too, for the free food and hot shower!

It was absolutely one of the most empowering things I have ever done. Both the race, and the fundraising.

I didn't do the Dash in 2015 because they held it in mid-October and I was not going to jump in a lake or swim through mud at that time of year in the Northeast! I wish I had, though, because it turned out they didn't jump in the lake, and I gained #$%&@! weight back, not all of it, but now I have to lose it again to get ready, again, #$%&@!.

But now, here's hoping we can contribute again for the kids at St. Jude. Remember:

and MAY 7 is the race.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

"Crony Feminism"- You Heard It Here First, We Think?

Actually, it's over at our sister blog, AbortionPundit, where we believe we may have been the first to coin the phrase "Crony Feminism", as embodied by HRC, Gloria Steinem and Madeline Albright, in triplicate, this past week.

(But then again, maybe this guy coined the phrase first, which appears to have been written in July 2014. Credit where credit is due.)

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"There's never a moment in your life when you're beyond the reach of God's grace"

"He really gives them hope, that God's not done with them either."

I think I was watching the taped Youtubes of a recent Presidential candidates' debate, and one of the ads I could've skipped after five seconds, was that. I couldn't not watch it. It really got to me.

Has nothing to do with abortion. But it has everything to do with feeling unworthy, of feeling beyond reach, beyond peace, beyond grace, beyond rescue. Like I have felt, and hundreds of thousands, probably millions of us, who regret our abortions.

As a side note, Catholic Charities does a lot of the same good works the Salvation Army does (in fact, CC is the reason I live my life here in the Northeast and was adopted by my family here, instead of living out in the Heartland of America). Here's a couple of videos about CC, though they don't have the heart-tugging feel of the first one, above.

If you regret an abortion, or your involvement in one, whether you're a sibling, a mother, grandfather, uncle, whoever... a few more minutes with the videos that follow can help you begin finding out that God's not done with you yet either:

The women in the above video are mostly reading from their written stories, precisely because we are not professional actors, not professional speakers, not professional media people, and in most if not all cases, these would be the very first times we told our stories, not just in public, but in front of crowds, and with microphones amplifying our shame and our remorse. The only way to be sure we didn't choke or break down in tears, was to write it down beforehand.

There are a ton of Youtubes I could post, for the many more abortion recovery ministries and services out there. But if I did, this blog post would never end, and I'd never get some sleep. Our sidebar has all the links to those services. They are all confidential, you remain anonymous. And they can all be free, if you need that kind of assistance. All you have to do is ask.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Super Bowl 50 Doritos Ad Trashed

Honestly, you just can't make this stuff up:
Abortion Activists Respond To Funny Doritos Ad About Babies With Bizarre Twitter Rants:
A Doritos ad depicting a hungry, unborn baby upset abortion rights activists. The ridiculous response shows the lack of art and beauty in pro-choice messages.
I didn't watch the Super Bowl, but I presume this is the ad, shown at this link (scroll down)

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New England Journal of Medicine "fails to show significant harm from Texas’s defunding of Planned Parenthood"

It is disappointing to see the New England Journal of Medicine once again use its prestige and influence in such a partisan manner. The release of this study was doubtless timed to coincide with oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell on the Department of Health and Human Services contraception mandate. Unfortunately, this has become standard operating procedure for the New England Journal of Medicine. During the debate over the Affordable Care Act in 2010, it published a very superficial analysis of abortion trends in Massachusetts to make the case that wider health-care coverage could reduce the abortion rate. In reality, abortion numbers in Massachusetts had been falling for a long time, as they are virtually everywhere, and the enactment of Commonwealth Care in 2006 had little impact on the trend.

Overall good public-health data from Texas indicates that since Planned Parenthood was defunded, abortions have gone down significantly. Additionally, the overall birth rate has gone down slightly. Most importantly, there is no evidence that the unintended-pregnancy rate has gone up. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, these important statistics have gone largely unreported by the mainstream media.

Read the rest of the National Review piece. Read how the mainstream media spun even this to make it seem like they and the abortion industry were correct, when in fact, they're not quite, after all.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Former Pro-Choice, Cosmo Writer On The Real Women's Movement

"The women’s movement in the beginning was very united around issues of equal access to education and opportunities in the work force. Abortion split the women’s movement in two. The pro-life movement has not declared a “war on women.” The pro-life movement represents an authentic branch of feminism that walked out the door the very night abortion was inserted into the women’s movement by a mere 57 people under some very diabolic influences.
"Early suffragists like Susan B. Anthony, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were adamantly prolife. Alice Paul, mother of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote, called abortion “the ultimate exploitation of women.” Although Betty Friedan eventually did succumb to abortion’s siren song, she didn’t even mention abortion in 1963 when she launched second wave feminism with The Feminine Mystique.

"...Having once been fired for being pregnant, [Betty] Friedan wrote in 2000, 'Ideologically, I was never for abortion. Motherhood is a value to me, and even today abortion is not...'
"Well, I woke up. After years of promoting the 'Cosmo Girl' lifestyle as a pathway to freedom, I realized the sexual revolution lifestyle is destroying women’s lives, wrecking families, and tearing apart our nation. On some level, I think I always was, at heart, a 'pro-life family feminist.' I just didn’t know it.
"Pro-life family feminists plainly see abortion for what it truly is: the debasement and betrayal of women."

- Susan Browder, on "The hijacking of the women’s movement, and the resurgence of pro-life feminism", January 22, 2016

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Most Important One Word in the Planned Parenthood Videographers' Indictment

It is also the one word Planned Parenthood and their media lapdogs hope you won't focus on:

"Daleiden was indicted for “prohibition of the purchase and sale of



It isn't just "a clump of cells," anymore. It isn't just a "blob of tissue," anymore. These were human beings, with human organs.

A few other facts to know:

  1. "...Planned Parenthood has announced a dubious 'policy change' to end these ...quality-based specimen payments from fetal tissue vendors ... After months of defending them as perfectly legal and appropriate, this seems like an admission of guilt."
  2. "Ken Paxton, Texas’ attorney general, has already announced that the state’s investigation of Planned Parenthood and the 'shameful disregard for human life of the abortion industry' is ongoing."
  3. "In this case, one of the prosecutors in the Harris County district attorney’s office sits on the board of Planned Parenthood, Gulf Coast."
  4. "When a second firm, Coalfire, found there hadn’t been such deception [in the editing of the videos], former Get Religionista Mollie Hemingway pointed out that almost no one covered those findings."
  5. "...if the grand jury believes that Daleiden should be charged with offering to buy a human organ, based on the videos, it almost inconceivable that the same grand jury would not also conclude that Planned Parenthood should be charged with violating the same statute by offering to sell him human organs."
  6. "Planned Parenthood attorney Josh Schaffer said a prosecutor told him the grand jury never even voted on possible criminal charges against the nation's largest abortion provider."
  7. "Over the past decades, there have been countless undercover video operations conducted by major news organizations at ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, CNN, and others, as well as local at news stations all over the country. Today, the Internet has made it possible for citizen-journalists and investigators to employ the same techniques to expose wrongdoing without the need for the major resources required by shows like CBS’s “60 Minutes.”

    "While this is not the case with the Texas statutes at issue, there are even some federal laws that encourage this type of behavior. For example, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (the Fair Housing Act) authorizes private undercover testers and sponsoring organizations to recover damages if they discover discriminatory racial treatment in housing, even if they had no intention of moving in, or used fake identities (tampering with a government document!), or even if the conduct was illegal under state law!"

  8. " can’t help but notice the double standard. NBC’s David Gregory once waved an illegal high-capacity magazine at the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre during a contentious interview on Meet the Press. Gregory wasn’t prosecuted, even though District of Columbia police explicitly warned his news editor prior to the program that possessing the magazine was illegal under D.C. law; the police recommended showing a photograph instead. The prosecutor simply exercised his “prosecutorial discretion” to let Gregory off, scot-free, although Gregory had intentionally and knowingly defied the law. But there Gregory was taking on the NRA, the Left’s favorite bogeyman. Here, Daleiden had the misfortune of confronting the corporate heroes of the sexual revolution."
  9. "I’ve been following the coverage of five people who were arrested for blocking an oil train at a shipyard in Everett, Wash. They are climate activists who are using the necessity defense; an area of law that excuses criminal action if the defendant was doing so to avoid greater harm. They ended up being cleared of the train-blocking charge and only charged $200 each for criminal trespass, which was widely considered as being let off the hook and media such as the Seattle Weekly lauded this ruling as a 'victory.' So, why is the necessity defense OK when it comes to climate change but not acceptable when it comes to aborted remains being sold in a insider trade industry that was caught on film?"
  10. "Not a single Planned Parenthood executive caught on camera has come forward to deny that it is her voice, image or statements being depicted..."

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