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#FreeTheBan pro-life protest unfolds at Speaker Boehner office over late term abortion

Posted in Late term abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2015 by saynsumthn

Pro-lifers are ready to protest at the GOP Speakers office over a delay in passing a a late term abortion ban.

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Today is DDAY and this post will focus on tweets and updates as they appear.

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Check back for more updates !!!

For more details on the protest- go here.

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UPDATES as they happen: latest to oldest here

Pro-lifers knocked on Speaker John Boehner’s Office and they did not answer.

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Rev. Pat Mahoney told the group to use the Biblical analogy of the woman who approached the unjust judge and would not relent.

I will say this, it would be an absolute disgrace, is Speaker Boehner’s staff did not answer the door to the people who helped get him the largest Republican majority in this generation. It would be an absolute disgrace,” the pro-life leader reiterated!

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Even pro-choicers are tweeting:

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Read more here.

Twitter event to bring attention to plight of persecuted Christians

Posted in Christian, Christian Martyrs, persecution with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2015 by saynsumthn

While on Twitter I read this message from a follower, “Tomorrow beginning at 6 am Tweetfest to #SaveTheChristians”

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So, I will admit, I have not vetted the group behind this effort but…WHO CARES!

Someone – somewhere must speak out!

Christians across the globe are being slaughtered in record numbers, many of them by Islamic extremists.

I have been very disappointed with the lack of outrage to the horrific slaughter of Christians lately.

Apparently,I am not the only one.

Yesterday, Kirsten Powers published an Op-Ed where she shamed President Obama for his failure to speak out:

    If a Christian mob on a ship bound for Italy threw 12 Muslims to their death for praying to Allah, does anyone think the president would have been so disinterested? When three North Carolina Muslims were gunned down by a virulent atheist, Obama rightly spoke out against the horrifying killings. But he just can’t seem to find any passion for the mass persecution of Middle Eastern Christians or the eradication of Christianity from its birthplace.

    Religious persecution of Christians is rampant worldwide, as Pew has noted, but nowhere is it more prevalent than in the Middle East and Northern Africa, where followers of Jesus are the targets of religious cleansing.

Talk Show Host, Michael Savage recently asked, where the righteous Jews were who are not speaking out against the persecution of Christians from ISIS or ISIL today?

The “never again” is happening again today,” he said on his radio show.

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Christians in Texas rallied in Dallas last fall to bring the plight of the persecuted Christians to the public. Despite the group sending out press releases to every news outlet in the state of Texas including e-mails and phone calls only a few media outlets bothered to show up at the rally. In addition, even though hundreds came out for the event, there are many more Christians in the are who did not bother.

A new campaign making its way across America hopes to bring awareness to the persecuted Christians. The campaign asks believers to wear orange jumpsuits to show solidarity with the martyrs and has been organized by D.C. pastor, Rev. Patrick Mahoney.

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

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Months ago, Rev. Mahoney and his supporters challenged the National Organization for Women to speak out on behalf of Christian women who were sold into sex slavery by the Islamic terrorist group, ISIS.

The feminist group virtually ignored the protesters as did the news media.

It will be interesting what Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and others say as they hit the campaign trail.

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An encouraging audio interview with a member from the organization, Back to Jerusalem, says that Christians are hoping to evangelize ISIS. The author of the Book, ISIS the Heart of Terror, says that they have confirmed at least one ISIS convert after love was shown him from the very people ISIS had planned to persecute.

The #SavetheChrtistians hashtag follows other efforts such as the #WeAreN and #WeAreNazarene which hoped to show solidarity with the Christians in Iraq who were some if the first to be slaughtered by ISIS.

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Hopefully, as others learn a way that they can speak out- they will do so.

GOP leader says 20 week abortion ban vote nears while pro-lifers continue 2nd protest plans at Speaker’s office

Posted in John Boehner, Late term abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2015 by saynsumthn

On May 7th pro-lifers vow to descend on Speaker John Boehner’s offices for a second time to demand the GOP vote on a late term abortion ban.

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An interview with Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy posted at Roll Call says the GOP leader intends to bring up three measures Republicans pulled from the floor earlier this Congress: a bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a border security bill that was pulled amid immigration concerns, and a No Child Left Behind rewrite that was put on hold during the Department of Homeland Security funding debacle.

That “abortion bill” is known as the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Sound Familiar?

It should. Republican leaders promised a vote on the bill back in January.

When the vote was sabotaged by Rep. Renee Ellmers, pro-lifers patiently waited for it to come up again.

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By March 25th when no vote was announced, pro-life leaders, Pat Mahoney, Troy Newman, and Jill Stanek among others held a sit-in outside Speaker Boehner’s offices to demand the bill be brought up for a vote.

The group claimed that the Speaker and GOP leaders were delaying a vote on the bill and in a press release sent out April 2nd, the leaders announced eleven local and national pro-life groups had planned a second major demonstration for May 7th if, “by that time the U.S. House has not passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”

According to LifeNews, “new language is still in the works and those responsible for crafting a second version of the bill are taking their time to ensure it’s done right and another blowup from Ellmers or other lawmakers is avoided.

The pro-life news blog claimed that there is no purposeful delay in bringing the bill back to the floor.

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But not all pro-life leaders are so sure and Stanek and the others say that the Roll Call story has not deterred their plans for a second protest if the ban has not been passed by May 7th.

A post on Jill Stanek’s Blog shows that they mean business:

    As most know, House Republican leadership pulled the ban from a promised vote on January 22 after supposedly pro-life Republican women complained about the rape/incest reporting requirement.

    After two months had passed with no word on a rescheduled vote, I was one of eight pro-lifers who were arrested at Speaker Boehner’s office in a protest on March 25 to draw attention to the bill and the babies it would protect.

    The alliance of discontented pro-lifers has grown to 11 organizations now, which are planning another protest on May 7 at Speaker Boehner’s office if the 20-week abortion ban hasn’t been voted on by that date.

    To reiterate, unless the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act has been passed in the House by May 7, we will be back.

To be continued…

Pro-life leaders arrested in DC during 20wk abortion protest

Posted in Fetal Pain, Late term abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2015 by saynsumthn

UNFOLDING:

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#freetheban protest ends with the arrest of 8 #prolife leaders including @JillStanek @revmahoney.

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Rev. Pat Mahoney arrested:

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Pro-choice Robin Marty has something to say today:

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Earlier today:

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Wednesday pro-life leaders will conduct a pray-in/sit-in at Speaker Boehner’s office as they call for legislation banning all abortions after 20 weeks.

Sadly, the House has failed to schedule a vote on this bill.

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Read more here.

Below are last minute messages from leaders Jill Stanek, Troy Newman, and the Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney who organized the Free the Ban protest :

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Follow the hashtag #Freetheban on twitter as well as the FB events page for more updates.

Pro-life leaders determined to send message to Speaker Boehner as protest nears

Posted in Late term abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2015 by saynsumthn

This Wednesday please join us for a pray-in/sit-in at Speaker Boehner’s office as we call for legislation banning all abortions after 20 weeks. Sadly, the House has failed to schedule a vote on this bill. People, it’s time to be a voice for those who have no voice!

Those are the words of a Washington D.C. pastor, and director of the Christian Defense Coalition, Patrick Mahoney, one of three pro-life leaders organizing a public protest at the offices of Speaker John Boehner this week.

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Rev. Mahoney, along with former nurse and well-known pro-life blogger Jill Stanek and Operation Rescue president, Troy Newman are planning a sit-it Wednesday at the speaker’s office because GOP leaders broke a promise and cancelled a vote on the “The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”

The law would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks when many believe that there is documentation that unborn children can feel pain.

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It was so disappointing to have you pull the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act from being voted on earlier this year.” the group wrote in an open letter to the Speaker recently.

The letter continues:

    “It was even more troubling to have this life-saving legislation withdrawn on the eve of the 2015 March for Life, when hundreds of thousands of Americans had come to Washington, D.C. to embrace human rights and equality for all, and we were promised it would be passed on January 22.

    “Although we are sure this was not your intention, millions felt betrayed by your actions and those of the Republican House leadership. Just one day before scores would be marching in the harsh winter conditions of January, we were still being assured a vote would happen the next day.

    Imagine our further sense of betrayal that, almost two months later, no vote has been rescheduled for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”

Protest organizers have called the failure of Republican party leaders to introduce the bill not only a betrayal of the pro-life movement but a betrayal of America’s children.

We expect them to act,” Newman said in an interview with WorldNet Daily, “It’s exactly why the voters put them there. It was in their platform, what they ran on.”

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Newman’s determination to send a clear and uncompromising message to party leaders on Wednesday came through loud and clear just days before the sit-in will take place. Newman said he won’t back down, “We are going there to put pressure on Boehner to get this bill pushed forward,” he told Saynsumthn.

Newman questioned Boehner’s leadership in passing a law most Americans support, “This is the the most “pro-life Congress” in US History but they can’t pass a bill they passed last session?” Newman asked.

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Stanek says that she helped organize this protest after Rep. Renee Ellmers sabotaged the bill when it was originally supposed to be brought forward, that was January 22nd this year, the anniversary of Roe, the law which legalized abortion.

After that, I, for the most part, kept my silence, waiting… and waiting… and waiting for the GOP House leadership to circle back and fix their mess,” Stanek writes on her blog.

The GOP must have mistaken our silence for indifference – when really it was a grand display of unmerited patience – because after January 22 the House leadership went silent itself about the 20-week ban.

“So finally a small group of us said enough and organized a protest for March 25, at 11:00 a.m., at Speaker Boehner’s office, at whose door the buck stops.”

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A week before the protest is to occur, Speaker Boehner told Life News that there is no purposeful delay in bringing the bill back to the floor, that it is very important to him and he and Republican leaders are committed to bringing it back to the floor for a vote.

I’m proud to lead a pro-life bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives,” Boehner said.

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The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is the most significant pro-life legislation to come before Congress since enactment of the ban on partial-birth abortions, and it remains an important priority for our majority. We have a moral obligation to defend the defenseless, and we will continue to fight to ensure our nation’s laws respect the sanctity of unborn human life,” the Speaker added.

But protest organizers were not convinced by the Speaker’s grand standing as evidences by Stanek’s response to Boehner, “Words, words,” she writes.

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Stanek’s impatience comes from her own personal experience of holding a dying aborted child in her arms, “For me, it always comes back to the 21-week abortion survivor I held until he died. That sweetheart would be alive today had a 20-week abortion ban been in place.”

Days before the protest, Stanek told Saynsumthn that she is feeling determined to see that the GOP knows she is not going away as a voice for these children, “Wherein lies one of the pro-life movement’s problems. We’re obviously not respected or feared enough to have had someone(s) in the political party that is supposed to uphold our interests carefully shepherd the 20-week abortion ban through the process like it was truly a Big Deal.

Right now I am feeling determined… angry… fed up… and disgusted,” Stanek said.

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Rev. Mahoney is encouraging pro-lifers to join them on Wednesday, citing holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace prize winner, Elie Wiesel, on the group’s events page, “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

We cannot be indifferent when it comes to standing for innocent human life and equality for all! Join us on March 25! ‪#‎freetheban‬,” Rev. Mahoney writes.

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“I, as a nurse at a hospital in Chicago, held an abortion survivor for 45 minutes until he died, and he was 21 weeks old,” Stanek told WorldNet Daily. “An abortion ban such as this would save babies like I held. This is very real to me. I have actually seen and held the babies that the House is just playing around with willy-nilly right now.”

I have determined next Wednesday will be a fitting time to remind politicians, and even we in the pro-life community, about that little guy and others like him, and attempt to restore a sense of urgency on saving these babies from an agonizing, tortured death,” she said.

Anyone who wishes to join Stanek, Newman, and Rev. Mahoney can get additional information on the group’s Facebook page. For updates as the protest unfolds follow the hashtag #freetheban on twitter.

AHA members attack when pro-life leader announces sit in over 20 week abortion ban

Posted in AHA, Jill Stanek, Late term abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2015 by saynsumthn

A Law is proposed to eliminate abortions after 20 weeks – when GOP Representative Renee Ellmers sabotages it on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, pro-lifers reacted by protesting outside her offices.

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Republican leaders respond by saying the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would be introduced again but, to date, it’s been been three months and the leadership has done nothing.

Now, Jill Stanek, Pat Mahoney, and Troy Newman are organizing a sit-in at the officers of Speaker John Boehner and guess who is having a conniption fit?

Not the speaker, but Abolish Human Abortion (AHA).

When Jill posted this to her Facebook page, members of AHA pounced:

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20-week abortion bans are undoubtedly ageist. Jill Stanek knows this,” writes Matt Ferro, director of an abolitionist society.

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Deanna Evans-Cook, the administrator of another Abolitionist Society had this to say, “Sitting is going to do as much as marching and taping your mouth shut. You need to re-read Romans 1:16, Jill, or just admit you deny the truth.”

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Toby Harmon a known leader in Abolish Human Abortion posted this, ” Jill, when will you begin walking in the footsteps of your relative Levi Coffin instead of being the kind of person who opposed him?”

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Rick Small whose Facebook page says he works at Abolish Human Abortion wrote this, “Jill, Do Genesis 9:6, Proverbs 24:10-12, Matthew 22:39, Mark 12:31, and 1 John 4:20-21 have 20-week limits on them?”

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As Jill Stanek explained, the emotion she experienced holding a 21-week-old abortion survivor at Christ Hospital years ago has made this 20-week ban very personal.

I hope Republican leadership does not think that with the passage of time pro-lifers will forget about the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This is why I am coming to Washington, D.C., from Illinois for the protest,” Jill said in the press release.

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“We want the Pain Capable Act called for a vote, and for it not to be any more watered down than it already was. There should have been no rape/incest exception. But removing the reporting requirement would not only give late-term abortionists a big loophole, it would hurt pregnant rape victims as well as other potential victims of sexual perpetrators whose crime should be prosecuted,” Stanek pointed out.

Now, to recap, three pro-life leaders are risking arrest to pass a law that would protect babies.

Will it end all abortions? No.

Did these three leaders write the law? No.

But, instead of trying to protect children who would die after 20 weeks, AHA criticizes those who will.

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In answering her critics, Jill has posted this response, “I have exhausted myself responding to AHA’s all or nothing rhetoric, or “principled incrementalism,” and just don’t anymore. But for your benefit…

“The default position of all prolifers is immediatism. But we live in a country where abortion is legal throughout all 9 mos, similar to when the evil of slavery was legal.

“So we work on multiple strategies: changing laws, educating the public, helping of mothers in crisis, etc. We save the babies we can when we can.

“This is comparable to the Underground Railroad, Corrie ten Boom, Irena Sendler, lifeboats on the Titanic, Shifra and Puah, etc etc etc.

“AHA will say incrementalism is giving permission for some babies to die. But those babies are legally to destined to die. We are not giving permission.

“In fact, there is no such thing as an immediatist law. Even the Life Begins at Conception Act is incremental.

“AHA will then say there is “principled” incrementalism vs “unprincipled,” which AHA defines.

“So the LBAC ACT may save US babies, but it leaves all other babies to die in all other countries in the world where abortion is legal. So AHA is saying “and then you can kill the baby” to the countries of China, NKorea, Australia, etc., but that is more moral than a rape/incest exception? I’d say AHA is letting millions and millions of more babies die, applying the logic it imposes on me.

“And what abt babies conceived and killed by IVF? And what abt babies killed by hormonal contraception?

“Unless you pass a worldwide ban against abortion, IVF, and hormonal contraception, your law will be incremental.

“I come at this from the perspective of having held a 21 wk abortion survivor 45 min until he died. This isn’t theory to me, and I don’t have time for legalists who feel superior for taking a loftier position. This is urgent to me, and I think it’s sickening to express willingness to let the baby I held die until all can be saved.”

Well…I think Jill stated her position rather well.

Abortion supporter talks about joining pro-lifers at MFL

Posted in March for Life, Robin Marty with tags , , , , , , on February 23, 2015 by saynsumthn

Abortion activist Robin Marty talks about her interaction with pro-lifers at the March for Life 2015.

Marty did a good job of documenting the events around the March as I blogged about here.

For the full interview go here.

To read Robin Marty’s full report on the March for Life go here.