Daily Archives: February 5, 2010

Food, Family, and Football: Why I’m Watching the Super Bowl

By Hannah Carter, Director of Education

I have never been a fan of football. This year though I will be tuning in for two reasons. Reason number one: I’m from Louisiana and this is the first year the Saints have gone to the Super Bowl ever. When I was younger, my best friend’s dad would always tell her that she could have whatever she wanted: a car, a million dollars, a tattoo when the Saints won the Super Bowl. (I wonder how many dads in Louisiana are going to finally have to pay up after this Sunday’s game.)  The second reason I am tuning in is to watch Focus on the Family’s ad about the story of Tim Tebow.

If any of you have been following the PR buzz over the advertisement over the past few weeks, it has been frustrating at times, humorous at others, and ultimately a great display of the truth that pro-choicers are not pro-choice they are pro-abortion.

Today Focus on the Family released a news alert stating what the purpose behind the ad is: “So, why a Super Bowl commercial? With tens of millions watching, including husbands, wives and parents who are at their wit’s end, we want to offer a lifeline of hope. Because after the game is over, life still happens and Focus on the Family is here to help.”

It’s interesting how people became outraged over a message of hope and a true story that says yes to life may be scary at times, but you can still make the right decision.

The commercial tells the story of Pam Tebow’s 1987 pregnancy and how she chose to give birth even though the doctors were telling her to have an abortion because of potential complications.

Last week, the  Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that what Tim Tebow thought about the commercial,

“I don’t think it’s anything that’s negative or anything like that,” Tebow said Wednesday after the South team’s practice at the Senior Bowl.

“It’s a good time and place,” Tebow said. “There are a lot of people watching. It’s a great opportunity to share a very happy and special story about my mom fighting for me. There are a lot of great things in that.”

Notice those last few words: “It’s a great opportunity to share a very happy story of my mom fighting for me.”  I read today on a pro-choice blogger’s site that the Super Bowl was not the time to discuss politics.

However, what this pro-choice blogger did not understand was that for Pam Tebow being against abortion is not about being political. It is about having a conviction that God authors life and not man, and therefore man can not kill what God designates to live.

Ultimately, this ad will help further the discussion that every person is worth fighting for regardless of age, sex, race, or circumstances of conception.

So this Sunday, enjoy your family, food, and football and remember that your life is one that is worth fighting for also.

And as we say in Louisiana, Laissez les bon temps roulez!

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Black Children Are an Endangered Species

by Catherine Davis, Director of Minority Outreach

Every 4 days in American more black children are killed through abortion than the KKK killed in 144 years.

Georgia leads the country in the number of reported abortions performed on black women, 18,901 in 2008 alone.

While these numbers may seem staggering, they are our present reality.

The question is what will we do about the fact that black children are aborted at three times the rate of white children?

Georgia Right to Life and the Radiance Foundation have launched a project to answer that question. The Endangered Species Project is an initiative to increase awareness of the impact of abortion on Georgia’s minority communities and women.

The campaign began with the placement of billboards in Dekalb and Fulton counties where the majority of abortions occur. According to Catherine Davis, Director of Minority Outreach, over 67% of the abortions in Georgia occur in those two counties.

Ms Davis maintains that this is by design. “Planned Parenthood’s Negro Project is succeeding”, Davis said. “They targeted blacks in order to control their birthrate, limiting the growth of populations they ‘don’t want too many of as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed was the goal behind Roe v. Wade (Women on the Court, New York Times Magazine, July 2009).”

In addition to the billboards a website was also launched this week — http://www.TooManyAborted.com –where the motives for abortion in America are discussed. Ryan Bomberger, co-founder of The Radiance Foundation stated, “TooManyAborted.com is the response to the rhetoric of ‘reducing abortions’. Regardless of race, religious and civic community leaders and the general public need to understand the destructive nature of the abortion industry and get outraged by the truth.”

The video clip below helps to illustrate the facts in a relevant way.

Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr. commented, “My Uncle Martin once stated, ‘The Negro cannot win if he is willing to sell the future of his children for his personal and immediate comfort and safety.’ Those words are still true today. After all, how can the dream survive if we let them take our children?”

Dr. Alveda King also captured the heart of the matter. We need to see these children as our children. We need to be reminded as Dr. Alveda King also stated,”Abortion is the civil rights issue of the 21st century.” The question is will we get involved in this 21st century fight or will we sit on the sidelines and say it doesn’t affect me?

For More Information about the campaign, please visit www.TooManyAborted.com.

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40 Days to End Abortion in Georgia

40 Days to End Abortion in Georgia

By Kateri Howard

Last September, Atlanta once again united with thousands of believers across America in the nationally coordinated 40 Days for Life campaign of prayer and fasting to end abortion.  In October, strongholds crumbled.

Former Director of Planned Parenthood in Bryan, Texas

In Pensacola, Florida, an abortion facility that had stood for twenty-five years in the city, a dark seemingly unshakable fortress of evil, was shut down.

In Bryan, Texas, the director of the local Planned Parenthood walked out.

In Kalispell, Montana, the local Planned Parenthood closed completely.

On November 2, figures were released showing at least 534 babies confirmed as saved from abortion in just over 40 days.

What a sign of hope!  The best part of these incredible pro-life successes is that they did not come from big funding, political strategies, or legal action.  Important as those can be, ultimately, it is the Lord himself who transforms hearts and heals the wounds of nations.  These hope-filled successes are the results of people who simply put their trust in God in prayer and fasting, and took their faith to the streets.  He did the rest.

To date, more than 5000 churches in five nations have joined 40 Days for Life in their local communities.  Through their efforts, hundreds of men and women have been spared the pain and loss of abortion.  Hundreds more with abortion in their past have found forgiveness, hope, and healing.  Dozens of abortion facilities have cut back hours.  At least twenty-nine abortion industry workers have quit the deadly industry.

Here in Atlanta last fall, over a dozen churches from more than four denominations prayed and fasted in this powerful campaign.  People of faith from diverse corners of the Atlanta area – Gainesville – Marietta – Alpharetta – drove into the city to participate in peaceful hours of prayerful vigil at the Feminist Women’s Health Center abortion facility.  Speakers took a pro-life message to youth, and campaign volunteers contributed to the placing of a billboard with a pregnancy center hotline number in a strategic interstate location.  Most importantly, by the grace of God we know of six lives that were saved as through these efforts, and I am hopeful that somehow through our prayers and presence God has begun to melt the hearts even of the abortionists and workers at the facility.

To stand in front of the facility and see people go in and out and pray for them, or even try to talk to them is an experience that goes right to your heart.  One man who rolled down his window to speak with me, it later turned out may have been one of the abortionists.  He said no one wants to adopt black babies.  That’s just not true of course, and it was the saddest thing to hear him say, since he himself is black.  Some other pro-lifers and I afterwards spiritually adopted him and have been praying for him ever since.

In any given community, the most visible component of a 40 Days for Life campaign is typically that peaceful, round the clock vigil presence outside the local abortion facility.  40 Days participants also perform community outreach projects, knocking on neighbors doors, writing letters to the editor, and spreading the pro-life message in other creative ways.  In Atlanta, we’ll be carrying out five community outreach projects this spring.  But the results of these visible efforts flow from the hidden centerpiece of the campaign, prayer and fasting.

Through humble prayer and fasting, Christians tap into God’s promise of healing for a nation

If my people, who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Efforts at ending abortion once and for all have not succeeded – yet!  Jesus speaks of some demons that can only be cast out through prayer and fasting.  Through humble prayer and fasting, strongholds are crumbling.  Through humble prayer and fasting, hearts are being changed and healing taking place.  Through the humble prayer and fasting of the 40 Days for Life campaign, God Himself appears to be moving to bring about the beginning of the end of abortion across America.

The dates for the Spring 40 Days for Life campaign are February 17th thru March 28th.

For More Information about the Atlanta 40 Days for Life Campaign and to find out how to get involved or get your church involved, please visit, http://www.40daysforlife.com/atlanta/

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