Thursday, April 27, 2006
The abortion lobby continues to peddle the myth that all women are 'Pro-Choice' despite the fact that poll after poll shows that Americans - including women - are more pro-life. The event was held "to set the country straight" and help people understand that abortion is harmful to women and children.
Key issues like Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Judges, the Ban on Human Cloning and the Child Custody Protection Act were among those discussed. Concerned Women for American interviewed Maureen Gregory, a CWA Prayer and Action Chapter leader from Georgia .
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Steve Mosher of Population Research InstituteTo Testify on China's Coersive Population Control Program
Chinese women are forced to abort their children and are sterilized by the thousands every year. The program mandates a maximum of one or two children for most Chinese families. Because sons are favored in China, girls are often aborted so their parents can try again for a boy without exceeding their legal quota of children. PRI estimates by 2020, up to 15% of young Chinese men will be unable to find brides.
The hearing of the House International Relations Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations is called “Human Rights in China: Improving or Deteriorating Conditions?” and will be chaired by Rep. Christopher Smith (R.-N.J.).
Friday, April 14, 2006
Congresswoman Melissa Hart was first elected to Congress in 2000. Hart is the first Republican woman ever to represent Pennsylvania in either house of Congress.
Before her election to Congress, Hart served for ten years in the Pennsylvania Senate, where she chaired the Senate Finance Committee and earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for Pennsylvania taxpayers
In 2003, Congresswoman Hart was appointed a member of the Republican Whip Team, the group of legislators responsible for guiding the party’s agenda through Congress.
Hart serves on the Committee on Ways and Means which has broad jurisdiction on critical issues such as economic policy, international trade, welfare, Social Security, Medicare and health care policy.
A native of the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Hart is a graduate of North Allegheny High School, Washington & Jefferson College, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Hart is running for re-election in a district with a Democratic advantage in voter registration of more than 55,000. She has won six elections in solidly Democratic districts by running aggressive, grass-roots campaigns that involve volunteers—Republicans and Democrats alike—from throughout the district who share her commitment to building a brighter future for our region and for the entire nation.
Congresswoman Hart has a reputation for Protecting the Unborn and has sponsored the following pro-life legislation:
Hart sponsored H.R. 1997, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act or “Laci and Connor’s Law.” Before this legislation was passed, if an unborn child was murdered, the family has no legal recourse for the loss of the child. H.R. 1997 created criminal liability under federal law for the injury or death to an unborn child if the assailant commits a violent act against the pregnant mother. This legislation passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. President Bush signed it into law on April 1, 2004.
Hart cosponsored the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. This legislation, which passed both the House and the Senate, prohibits the barbaric procedure known as Partial Birth Abortion. President Bush signed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban into law on November 5, 2003.
After learning that a number of public schools had offered the morning after pill to their students without parental consent, Hart sponsored the School Children Health Protection Act. (H.R. 926) which denies federal funds to a school that provides the “morning after pill.” Our schools should not act as pharmacists, especially when parents are not involved in the decision.
Congresswoman Hart cosponsored H.R. 1357, the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2005, which makes it a crime under federal law to clone a human embryo for reproductive or therapeutic purposes.
HART COSPONSORED THE CHILD INTERSTATE ABORTION NOTIFICATION ACT which prohibits the transporting of a minor across state lines to avoid laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions. This legislation passed by the House of Representatives with a vote of 270 to 157. The legislation is currently being considered by the Senate.
Congresswoman Hart Co-sponsored THE RU-486 SUSPENSION AND REVIEW ACT along with 70 of her colleagues in the House of Representatives. H.R. 1079 provides for the suspension of the distribution of the drug RU-486 pending a review by the Comptroller General of the United States of whether the Food and Drug Administration followed proper procedures in approving the drug.
The Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act was sponsored by Melissa Hart. It authorizes $79 million in federal funding to launch a cord blood inventory and research system, and it provides $158 million for the reauthorization and expansion of the ongoing federal bone marrow transplant program. The bill also brings cord blood and bone marrow stem cell data under a new program to provide an easy, single access point for information for doctors and patients. This bill passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming majority of 431 to 1.
Congresswoman Hart and a number of her colleagues have joined together in urging the Bush Administration to block any American foreign aid dollars from funding organizations that promote or perform abortions abroad.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
"This morning.... We recognize in one another the spark of the Divine that gives all human beings their inherent dignity and worth, regardless of religion."
"Through fellowship and prayer, we acknowledge that all power is temporary, and must ultimately answer to His purposes. And we know that affirming this truth is particularly appropriate in the heart of a capital built upon the promise of self-government. No one understood this better than Abraham Lincoln. In November 1864, after being reelected to his second term, Lincoln declared he would be the most "shallow and self-conceited blockhead" on Earth if he ever thought he could do his job "without the wisdom which comes from God and not from men." Throughout a terrible Civil War, he issued many exhortations to prayer, calling upon the American people to humble themselves before their Maker and to serve all those in need." Bush continued.
"Our faith-based institutions display that same spirit of prayer and service in their work every day.. ... people of faith need compassion if they are to be true to their most cherished beliefs. For prayer means more than presenting God with our plans and desires; prayer also means opening ourselves to God's priorities, especially by hearing the cry of the poor and the less fortunate. When the tsunamis hit those on the far side of the world, the American government rightly responded. But the American response is so much more than what our government agencies did. Look at the list of organizations bringing relief to the people from Indonesia to Sri Lanka. They're full of religious names: Samaritan's Purse, American-Jewish World Service, Baptist World Aid, The Catholic Medical Mission Board. They do a superb job delivering relief across the borders and continents and cultures." the President remarked.
"Today, millions of people across this Earth get the help they need only because our faith-based institutions live the commandment to "love thy neighbor as thyself." Often, that means remembering the people forgotten or overlooked in a busy world: those in Africa suffering from HIV/AIDS, young girls caught up in the global sex trade, victims of religious persecution. In these great moral challenges of our times, our churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples are providing the vision that is changing lives. " Bush told the crowd of nearly 2000 people assembled at the Hilton in Washington, D.C.
Friday, April 07, 2006
Roughly 1/3 of the abortions in this country are performed on college age women. The interview quoted one college woman, "The pressure to have sex, but not have babies is a big part of what goes on right now". Many choose abortion. Some abort their children without telling their parents and others are pressured into it BY their parents. I'd like to ask the parents who promote abortion, "Have you looked into the face of a newborn child lately?" I cannot imagine how anyone could say that fininshing college is more impoartant than a newborn child's life. Yes, it would be nice if all women had a husband, a house with a picket fence, two cars and a college education before having a child, but if the woman is pregnant, she already HAS a child.
I am interested in learning about the activities of college pro-life organizations in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. If you are a member of a college pro-life group, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.