Charmaine Yoest explains the threat of gov. funded abortion

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Some of you may be a little confused or wondering as to how exactly the government health-care proposals on the table would effect abortion, specifically, whether government funds could be used to fund abortions under the guise or category of “health-care”.   

Charmaine Yoest, President of Americans United for Life (AUL), from the beginning of the health-care debate has been on top of the issue and in the front line of the health-care fight, bringing much clarity to the issue and fighting to keep government health-care dollars from funding abortion.   In the imbedded video she explains how the current health-care proposals would indeed inevitably lead to abortion funding through…the courts?   Yes…and I believe she is absolutely correct.   Be sure to watch the video… 

Additionally, I’ve linked below an article written by Yoest in The Washington Times.   For those who don’t have time to read the entire article I have pasted the key portion of article directly below, so be sure to read that if you can.  Remember this is an important issue!

The truth is that the health care packages under consideration do include abortion funding. Without a specific statutory amendment that includes an explicit ban on federal funding and coverage, we face health care reform that includes abortion.

Lost in the debate over whether or not abortion is “in there” – whether or not you can flip to a certain page and point to a particular clause related to abortion funding – is an understanding among political elites that this is a watershed battle over definition. It’s existential, if you will, and comes down to a very straightforward question: Is abortion health care, or is it not?

An inadvertent answer from the abortion advocates’ side emerged during the debate over H.R. 3200 in the House Education and Labor Committee on July 22 after Rep. Mark Souder, Indiana Republican, offered an amendment to exclude abortion funding from health care reform. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, California Democrat, clearly miffed, responded:

“[Abortion] is a legal medical practice and by even having to talk about it … we’re not talking about having your tonsils out. …”

No, indeed we are not. As a matter of public policy, we still have the ability to differentiate between an abortion and a tonsillectomy. But this is precisely the debate we confront.

Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby define abortion as health care, as being morally equivalent to a tonsillectomy, and health care reform is their vehicle for imposing that view definitively with the full force of the federal government.

For the record, the Souder amendment to bar federal funding of abortion failed, as have all similar attempts to provide a clear and unequivocal abortion exclusion.

This is literally a defining moment for the pro-life movement. On Planned Parenthood’s Web site, the very first category under Health on the navigation bar is Abortion.

You can read the entire article here.  It provides some background that isn’t included in the video.  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/21/is-abortion-health-care-or-is-it-not/

In closing, this is an incredibly important issue were are dealing with here and it’s vital that we get the word out about the dangers facing us.   More importantly, it’s important that we spread the word about the danger facing the unborn.  I hope some of the information in here was helpful.   If it was, be sure to pass it on through email, facebook, blogs, twitter, myspace, etc., and/or use it as a base for additional research. 🙂

God bless and veritas supra omnis!

Joshua Harris: Removing Obstacles (to the Gospel)

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I was blessed this morning to come across this video clip and thought it was definitely worth passing on. 

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Dollar for a Drink 2009 Promotional Video

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“Dollar for a Drink” is a ministry that I highly recommend for your support!   So that you can get to know a little about them, here is their newly released 2009 Promotional Video.

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

-James 1:27

 

Please prayerfully consider supporting this ministry and meet the basic needs of the Sudanese people!   Regardless of whether you monitarily support Dollar for a Drink, please pray without ceasing that the Sudanese people would find the water that is infinitely more needful and desirable than physical water – living water.

17When the poor and needy seek water,
    and there is none,
    and their tongue is parched with thirst,
    I the Lord will answer them,
    I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
18I will open rivers on the bare heights,
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    and fountains in the midst of the valleys;
    I will make the wilderness a pool of water,
    and the dry land springs of water.
19I will put in the wilderness the cedar,
   the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive;
   I will set in the desert the cypress,
   the plane and the pine together,
20so that all may see and know,
   all may consider and understand,
   that the hand of the Lord has done this,
   the Holy One of Israel has created it.

-Isaiah 41:17-20

13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. 15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

-John 4:13-15

 

God bless and veritas supra omnis!

Get off facebook, BE A MAN – Paul Washer

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I thought this was worth passing on.

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