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For Nothing is Impossible with God

Your Own Hands shaped me; modeled me. Job 10:8

Chris has implanted in the wall of his mother’s uterus, which usually takes place 10-14 days after conception.  Immediately, physical changes start taking place in his mother.  The placenta starts to form.  The placenta protects the child and provides nutrients to the new baby.  The mother’s uterus will increase its capacity by 1000 times during the pregnancy!

Luke’s gospel says that Mary went “in haste” to visit her cousin Elizabeth who was six months pregnant with John the Baptist.  Jesus, an embryo, was greeted by a fetus (John) who leaped for joy at the presence of his Savior.

“for nothing is impossible with God.”  Luke 1:37

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Personhood: A Pragmatic Guide to Prolife Victory in the 21st Century and the Return to First Principles in Politics.

by Daniel C. Becker, President of Georgia Right to Life.

Excerpt from the Preface of the book:

With a heaviness of heart, I answered the next call, “Daniel Becker speaking.”

A calm and measured voice inquired, “You live at 1862 Liberty Grove Rd?”

At last–an emotionally stable and quiet tone of voice bringing with it the hope of a reasoned conversation.

“Yes,” was my muted reply.

He stated his name, going on, “I am a former Navy SEAL.  I have seen a picture of you and your family in the news.  You have three beautiful daughters.  I am coming to rape them and then kill you!. . .@#%$%$. . . because of what you just did to MY family!!”. . .

. . .after an interminable period of horrendous verbal assault, I determined that I could stand to take only one more call.

“Daniel Becker,” I answered, my strained voice no doubt reflecting my horror at the realization of the scope of the consequences I had just unleashed upon my timid wife and five innocent older children.

Without identifying themselves, and with a momentary pause on the other end, a mother’s voice accompanied by her two teenage daughters began singing the first stanza of a familiar childhood hymn:

Standing by a purpose true,
Heeding God’s command,
Honor them, the faithful few!
All hail to Daniel’s band. . .

Through the tears coursing down my cheeks, I thanked this homeschooling family for reminding me I was not alone.  This battle for the “hearts and minds” of Georgia’s citizens was going to be monumental in its intensity–that was to be expected; that Christ Jesus was with me and that ultimately “the battle is the Lord’s”–that was a promise!

What some people are saying about Personhood:
“Dan Becker’s book is a great blend of prudence, pragmatism and principled politics; it is certain to cause us to rethink prolife strategy in the 21st century.”

Dr. Donald Wildmon
Founder and Chairman Emeritus of
American Family Association and American Family Radio

The book can be purchased at Amazon.com here or go to the publisher’s website at www.tkspublications.com

 



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The Miracle of Life

8 cell embryo

Newly conceived baby

At conception the gender of the child is determined by the father’s sperm.  So our tiny human being is a boy named Chris.

Chris has not implanted into the wall of the uterus yet, so no one but God knows of Chris’ existence.  God has known Chris before He created the Universe.  God has known all of us and loved us all from all eternity.

“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.”  Jer. 1:5

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Catholic Writer wants Catholics to “Know the Deal”

Catholics should know the Deal by Kevin Wandra

Georgians will soon head to the voting booth to choose the state’s next governor, Republican Nathan Deal or Democrat Roy Barnes. The race is expected to be one of the closest in the nation, with the Cook Political Report rating it as a tossup

A key voting bloc that could decide the hotly contested race is the growing number of Catholics in Georgia; according to PewForum.org, 12 percent of the state is comprised of Catholics. Many of these Catholics are taking part in Respect Life Month events across Georgia that focus on key issues such abortion and embryonic stem cell research, among others. 

Based on my experiences as a conservative Catholic living in Georgia, these same Catholics are politically active and motivated. But will they overlook the aforementioned life issues in favor of, say, jobs and the economy during these immensely difficult economic times? 

If Catholics adhere to the Church’s teachings on placing a priority on respecting the sanctity and dignity of all human life above all other issues, they could give Deal, a staunch pro-life supporter, the votes he needs to decide the outcome of the race. 

The choice should be obvious for them. 

Barnes once was pro-life – he opposed abortion when he first ran for governor in 1990 – but his daughters later convinced him to become pro-choice. He also supports embryonic stem cell research. In fact, life-destroying embryonic stem cell research is such an important issue to Barnes that he discussed his support for it during his closing statement in the first formal gubernatorial debate

Deal, on the other hand, has a strong pro-life voting record, having received a 100 percent rating from the National Right to Life Committee during his last two terms in Congress. He has received the endorsement of the Georgia Right to Life PAC, as well. Deal proudly touts both distinctions on his campaign website, where he states he will “stand up for human life at all stages.” 

He reaffirmed his pro-life credentials at the first formal gubernatorial debate when discussing stem cell research. He proclaimed his support for research that is “scientifically appropriate as well as morally appropriate.” 

Deal’s support for ethically and morally sound stem cell research could be a decisive issue for devout Catholics, who believe embryonic stem cell research destroys a human life. Embryonic stem cell research is increasingly becoming a pivotal issue in Georgia. Atlanta doctors recently became the first in U.S. History to use embryonic stem cells in an attempt to treat a partially paralyzed human

Daniel Becker, president of Georgia Right to Life, vowed to push the General Assembly, currently safe under GOP control, to enact legislation that would ban embryonic stem cell research. If elected, Barnes would likely do his best to thwart any effort to ban such research. 

Well-informed Catholics have a choice to make. Will they give Barnes, who openly supports abortion and embryonic stem cell research, another term as governor, or will pro-life supporter Deal be given the keys to the governor’s mansion? 

Catholics should know the Deal.

You can reach Mr. Wandra at http://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinwandra.

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More news from around the country and the world

Only One Pro-Life Issue on the Ballot in Entire U.S. – ‘Personhood Amendment 62′ is Best Hope for Babies in November

September 14, 2010

Arvada, CO (MetroCatholic) – Pro-life voters will have only one pro-life measure to vote on this November, and that is only if they are registered to vote in Colorado. Colorado’s Personhood Amendment, Amendment 62, is the only pro-life ballot issue to make it to the November polls this year in the United States.

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A Legal Review of Sherley v. Sebelius and Obama’s Embryonic Stem Cell Research Policy

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by Margaret Datiles, Esq.   

datiles_new.jpgI.    IntroductionIn his August 24, 2010 order in Sherley v. Sebelius [1],  U.S. district court Judge Royce Lamberth declared that the Obama Administration’s new embryonic stem cell research policy is illegal because it violates the plain language and intent of the Dickey-Wicker Amendment.  For a short time, all federally-funded embryonic stem cell (ESCR) research was halted. With the Sherley v. Sebelius case pending, a possible appeal on the horizon, and congressmen introducing legislation to override Dickey before the November elections, the existence of a ban on the use of federal funds for destructive ESCR appears to hang upon a thread.  However, the solid legal reasoning behind Judge Lamberth’s preliminary injunction, the overall public opposition to taxpayer funded ESCR, and other factors may indicate the opposite. Continue reading here. . .

Dr. Rapin Osathanondh Sentenced in Abortion Patient Case (09-14-10)

BARNSTABLE, MA — The doctor who performed an abortion on Laura Hope Smith and admitted that his actions led to her death while she was under his care was led out of Barnstable Superior Court in handcuffs this afternoon. In addition to receiving a jail sentence for pleading guilty to the criminal…

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More than six weeks after her feeding tube was removed, Trisha Duguay continues to hold onto life. While her health continues to decline, Trisha, in a coma since late May, sometimes blinks her eyes or moves her fingers.

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Will You Pray for Georgia for the Next 12 days?

“To get  nations back on their feet, we must get down on our knees first.”

We are less than two weeks away to the July 20th elections. With each vote we have the opportunity to make a vote that is principled or one that is led by the political wind of the day.

2 Chronicles 7:13-14 states, “If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

We are encouraging citizens in Georgia to join Georgia Right to Life for the next 12 days to pray specifically for the elections and to humble yourself before God. We want men and women in office who see each human being as intrinsically valuable.

Below are some prayer points for you to follow in your daily times of prayer:

Day 1: Personal Preparation Psalms 51

Day 2: God’s Ability to Help Us- Psalm 77:7-15

Day 3: For the Church to Recognize Its Responsibility- Matthew 5:13-16

Day 4:For God to Open the Eyes of Our Fellow Georgians- Psalm 73

Day 5: Revival and Spritual Awakening- Psalm 85:6-13

Day 6: God’s Intervention to Turn the Tide- 2 Chronicles 7:12-15

Day 7: Confusion and Corruption- Isaiah 3:12-13

Day 8: The Killing of the Unborn- Psalms 139:13-16

Day 9: For Every Person in Georgia to Realize They are Created in God’s Image- Genesis 1:26-27

Day 10: For the Church and Our Leaders to Wake Up to the Call to Adoption-James 1:27

Day 11: For Revival Worldwide- Psalms 117

Day 12: Praise God for What He Will Do- Psalms 149

These prayer points were adapted from Intouch Ministries 140 Days of Intercession for America prayer points. You can visit www.intouch.org for the full list of prayer points until the general election in November.

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I’m Voting Yes on July 20th

By Hannah Carter, Director of Education

The year is 1906 and a young man by the name of Ota Benga, a Congolese pygmy, is put on display in a monkey house with an orangutan to show the effects of human evolution. He has no rights as a person because society views him as an animal, an extension of evolution. Subsequently, Ota Benga is sold to the highest bidder and Ota’s owner decides what he should do with “his property.” After public outcry from some clergy, Ota is removed from the zoo. He goes to live in an orphanage, but still faces taunts from others. In 1916, he becomes depressed and commits suicide. His personhood is robbed from him and so is his dignity.

One hundred years later, the situation is very similar. In 2006, Dr. Matthew Kuchinas of Sarasota, FL mistakenly aborts the wrong twin in a selective reduction procedure. Dr. Kuchinas believed that one of

Ota Benga

 the twins had Down syndrome and a possible heart defect. One week after aborting “the wrong child,” he informed the parents and they requested that the other child be aborted. The doctor later had his license revoked for killing the “wrong” unborn baby. Why was the child with Down syndrome deemed as the child undeserving of life? Was he any less human than his twin? Because of a series of genetic tests, he was deemed a non-person because he had the chance of being born with a disability.

We face a real moral tragedy in America today. Ota Benga was denied personhood because he was different; those twins were denied their personhood because they were unwanted or deemed disabled.  Defending the personhood of children in the womb, persons with disabilities, and the elderly is at the heart of the 21st century battle for the preservation of the sanctity of life of all persons.

Can something be done?

On July 20, 2010, voters from across this state will be given the opportunity to do something by voting for the Personhood Amendment Ballot Initiative. Each voter in the counties that have been certified to have it on the ballot will have the chance to tell their representative where they stand on the life issue by answering this question: “Do you support an amendment to the Georgia state constitution so as to provide that the paramount right to life is vested in each human being from the earliest biological beginning until natural death?”

The outcome of this ballot serves as a barometer to let your elected officials know what your county believes about protecting human life. In 2008, the citizens of Forsyth County voted on a similar question that asked voters if they would support an amendment to the Georgia State Constitution that would establish the right to life for all humans from the moment of fertilization until natural death. 64% of the voters said YES! 

This number matches the last major poll that was done in this state that showed that 57% of Georgians favor overthrowing Roe v. Wade.

Through the work of the Georgia Right to Life Chapters and a former state party chairman, forty-seven Republican Chairmen and one Democratic Chairman (Butts County) have requested their local Election Board to certify the question for the July Primary.

On July 20, 2010, I will be joining the pastors that stood up for Ota Benga in saying that no one’s personhood should be denied by voting for the Personhood Amendment Ballot Initiative. Every person deserves protection of their human dignity under the law. Remember your vote is your voice, so vote your principles in this election cycle.

The following counties will have the Personhood question on your ballot on the Republican ballot on July 20, 2010:

Appling, Bacon, Banks, Bartow, Brantley, Bulloch, Burke, Butts (Republican and Democrat ballots), Carroll, Chatham, Cherokee, Clayton, Coffee, Colquitt, DeKalb, Dooly, Fannin, Fulton, Glynn, Gordon, Gwinnett, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jones, Lamar, Liberty, Lowndes, Murray, Muscogee, Paulding, Pickens, Pierce, Spalding, Thomas, Tift, Towns, Troup, Twigs, Union, Walker, Walton, Ware, Wilcox, and Worth.

For More Questions about the Personhood Ballot Initiative, please call 770-339-6880 or visit PersonhoodAmendmentGA.com.

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