Abortion is many, many things.

It is painful.

It is cruel.

It is a tragedy.

It is the source of harm for countless women, men, and families.

It is the cause of death for millions of innocent children.

More specifically, though, if you want to hear true, accurate descriptions of abortion from those who have been there – women who’ve experienced abortions and abortion doctors and clinic workers – you should follow the Expose Abortion project.  (There are other descriptions of abortion here that are worth reading, for those who want very detailed information.)

I’ve written a whole article about the Expose Abortion project for Live Action.  You can read it here.  This project exposes abortion by revealing truth from the inside.  Below are just a few of the project’s quotes, most from abortion doctors and clinic workers:

I was helping the doctor hold the baby [to keep it in the birth canal]. The other nurse got the instrument [a large syringe with a large needle], handed it to the doctor, and he inserted it into the base of the skull. Then he pulled the baby out. Its little hands were grasping. When the baby quit grasping, then he delivered it. He used the syringe to suction out the brains.

- Testimony of witness to an abortion. See Silentnomoreawareness.org/testimonies/testimony.aspx?ID=2671

It [abortion] goes against all things which are natural. It’s a termination of a life, however you look at it.

- Robert Harris, abortionist, From author Magda Denes, PhD. “In Necessity and Sorrow: Life and Death Inside an Abortion Hospital”.

And typically when the abortion procedure is started we typically know that the fetus is still alive because either we can feel it move as we’re making our initial grasps or if we’re using some ultrasound visualization when we actually see a heartbeat as we’re starting the procedure.

- This account of D&E is part of sworn testimony given in US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (Madison, WI, May 27, 1999, Case No. 98-C-0305-S), by Dr. Martin Haskell, an abortionist.

You can see a miniature person… as a physician… I am destroying life.

- abortionist Benjamin Kalish, MD

Question: Can the heart of a fetus or embryo still be beating during a suction curettage abortion as the fetus or embryo comes down the cannula?
Answer: For a few seconds to a minute, yes.

- Sworn testimony given in US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (Madison, WI, May 27, 1999, Case No. 98-C-0305-S), by Dr. Harlan Raymond Giles, an abortionist. He describes legal activity.)

I was finally able to remove the head and look squarely into the face of a human being…a human I had just killed.

- abortionist Paul Jarrett, MD

I have taken the lives of innocent babies and I have ripped them from their mother’s wombs with a powerful suction machine.

- abortionist McArthur Hill, MD.

**To find out more, visit the Expose Abortion page, read my article on Live Action, or follow the project on Facebook or Twitter @ExposeAbortion.  Tell your friends about this project and help them know the real truth, too!  It’s one thing to know the truth, but it’s another to share it!  Choose to share!!  (Hopefully you learned this as a toddler =)

***If you haven’t seen it yet, you should definitely check out Live Action’s Inhuman investigation.  Make yourself sit down and watch the videos or read the transcripts.  These are the things Americans NEED to realize are happening…

Here are 10 Reasons Not to Choose Abortion, an article for men involved in abortion decisions, and one for women who feel pressured to choose abortions.

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One of the super cute photos in the article that you simply must read…

Ok, so this is a LOT different from my typical posts. But hey, while we are busy working to encourage moms out there to give their babies life, it’s also important to pass on some tips of exactly what to do with those precious gifts…

I’m a young mom – with one toddler and one baby coming later this year =). And I know I can often use encouragement and helpful tips. My children are some of the most precious gifts in my life, but that doesn’t mean I always know what to do with them!

So I’m going to pass on this EXTREMELY AWESOME article that my mom shared with me. It’s called “They are Listening: 19 Things We Should Say to Our Children.” Moms are sometimes told what not to say to our kids, but what about the things we should be saying?? You may not agree with every single phrase in this list, but overall – it’s great advice that I’ll be trying to follow.

I’d also add a couple other things I want to say to my children.

1) My parents always said this to us: “We can always talk about it. No matter what you do, we can talk about it. No matter how bad it is, we will be here for you, and we will work it out.”

2) “It’s ok. You’re safe. Mommy’s here.” This seems to be helpful for little ‘fraidy cat kiddos. We all need to reassured that we really are safe and that someone we trust is here for us.

So, to finish this out, why don’t you let me know things you try to say to your kids? What are important words we need to be building in our children? Because after all, after we choose to give life to these beautiful gifts, we need to remember to treat them like the gifts they are!

Death. Apathy. Women as Pawns. Lies, Inaccuracy, Misinformation. 

These are the things Roe and abortion have brought to us.

Live Action’s awesome magazine, “The Advocate” is now available online! This magazine is designed to be han

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Yes, rights and responsibility should most definitely go together. And abortion is not the responsible way to care for a child we have helped create… (Photo credit: physiciansforhumanrights)

ded out on college campuses (and high schools and church youth groups) around the nation. It’s written specifically for the younger generation, but its information is appropriate for older generations, too. In the magazine, Live Action’s writers expose the truth about abortion and encourage people around the nation to TAKE A STAND. Here’s how Live Action explains The Advocate:

As one college student recently told us, “I was on the fence about abortion before, but after reading The Advocate and seeing those images, I’m now pro-life”. Every edition of The Advocate bears witness to the momentum the pro-life movement is gaining in our culture, especially among our youth.

You can get your own FREE copies to distribute (please do this!! Even if you only want five…) by clicking here. Pastors, please get these for your youth groups (and your entire congregation). Political activists, please get these to pass around your clubs and to leave in your party offices. Teens and college students, please get these for your friends and fellow students. People in general, please get these to give out to ANYONE you know. Even giving it to one person can make all the difference in the world. Abortion can end one person, one heart, at a time…

I was honored to be asked to write in the Winter 2012-2013 edition of The Advocate. I was asked to write on “Forty Years of Roe, Five Years of Live Action.” So, if you’ve ever wondered just what Roe has brought us, and if you’ve ever wondered just what Live Action does, you can read my article (and the whole magazine) here.

After you read, let me know what you think – what has Roe brought to America, to women, to the unborn children, to your friends and family, to you?

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Sometimes the truth is literally almost too painful to hear.

But when we’re talking about abortion, something that happens between 1.2 and 1.3 MILLION times in America every year, we can’t close our ears to the truth. We have to be willing to feel the pain; to walk through it; to experience the nightmare. Because that’s the only way we’ll never be silent again.

ImageThe news site I write for, Live Action News & Opinion, has recently published articles with direct quotes from abortion doctors, nurses, counselors, and other workers in the clinics. Please, read what they have to say. They know the cold, hard truth like no other. And some of them are willing to speak out.

Lauren Enriquez compiled this post: 10 Surprising Quotes from Abortionists and I compiled this one: More Dark Truth from the Mouths of Abortion Workers. Please read the truth and spread the word. Let’s not be ignorant any longer.

Even if you think you support abortion, please at least take the time to be aware of what’s really going on, not just what you may have been told. These facts should shake you to your core, no matter your beliefs, and hopefully lead you to reconsider what the truth really is and whether you can support it.

If you happen to be a worker in an abortion clinic, or if you know someone who is – you are not alone, and you are not hated. There is a way out. Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director and the author of “UnPlanned” has started an organization called And Then There Were None. It’s designed just for abortion clinic workers – doctors, nurses, counselors, anyone who wants a way out. Please check out Abby’s site and her open letter to clinic workers. And then reach out for help. You’re never too far gone, and it’s never too late. 

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You CAN work to build a culture of life, and you must. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Without a doubt, abortion is the greatest bloodstain on our culture. Without a doubt, it’s the main way we, as a nation, reject life. It has become much too convenient and commonplace to kill the unseen children in our wombs. No matter what, we cannot step back on our resolve to speak out for each innocent life and every family affected by abortion. Now is always a time to move forward.

I’ve been thinking lately, though, that pro-lifers ought to take a bit of time to consider how we live our day to day lives. In simple, easy ways – or easily forgotten ones – do we build a culture of life? For instance, you can read my article for Live Action here that discusses how we view children when we see them at the grocery store or at church. Silly? Maybe…but’s itself something I know I had to think about.

What about more serious things like driving tired? Do you know how many people get killed because another driver was asleep at the wheel? Don’t risk people’s lives like that! Pull over, stop at a friend’s house, chew gum, blare music, roll down the window – whatever it takes to not accidentally fall asleep at the wheel. Don’t take risks. Drinking a little too much before driving should go without saying.

How about being an overall careful driver? (You can see I’ve been thinking about driving lately.) Instead of rushing so fast to get to the next place – even if we’re late – what about slowing down and being sure to REALLY watch the road and be extra polite to other drivers. I firmly believe these kind of easy, simple actions can help save lives.

Do you have ideas on how to build a culture of life in the day-to-day things we regularly do? To stop abortion, we often need to step out of our comfort zone. But for these other things, we already do them – so why not do them right?

Share your ideas with me below!  And enjoy the following recommended articles:

Planned Parenthood’s Rebranding Scheme

What Can You Do For the Pro-Life Cause – What Kind of Warrior Are You?

Do SOMETHING!

An Abortion Survivor’s 31st Birthday (This girl is seriously awesome!)

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Students for Life of America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Of course, this is great news!  SFLA details some bad news as well, including the fact that Planned Parenthood is still good at marketing lies to our youth.  In fact, 48% weren’t even sure whether or not Planned Parenthood provides abortion.  That’s scary.  And a wake-up call to us to keep spreading the truth.  I personally think the saddest part of the study is that 58% of young adults don’t know where to point a pregnant friend in need.  We definitely need to do a better job of making pro-life resources, crisis pregnancy centers, etc. more easily accesible and well-known.  We can do this by finding out the resources in our area and letting our friends – specifically any young adults – know, with the request that they tell their friends.  The information will spread if we make the effort to spread it.  Let me know if you have questions on how to find out the resources in your area – I’m more than happy to help!

SFLA encourages pro-lifers to keep educating young adults.  As part of the young generation, I join them in calling on all pro-lifers to give young adults the information that they need – whether they’re actively seeking it out or not.  You make a difference for us when you speak the truth!  Thank you!  Keep it up!  Consider purchasing copies of this book to hand out:  “Why Pro-Life?”.  It’s an amazingly simple, clear, and interesting way to explain the details and the basics about the pro-life message.  The books are only $1 each if you buy 50 or more.  Why not buy enough to hand out to your church’s youth group, college group, or your high school kid’s class?  Keep some extras on hand for that moment when you WILL need them =)

Ok, I’ve detailed more about SFLA’s study on my post at Live Action.  Or, you can look at the study for yourself here.

 

QUESTION:

How do you think we can convince Christians – and others – in our culture to view the pro-life issue as something THEY need to get involved with instead of viewing it as a mere political issue?  Where’s the disconnect?  We look back on slavery and are convinced we would have done something to stop it, yet that was a “political issue” in its day.  Any answers or thoughts?  I’d love to hear what you think…

Hey Friends,

I’ve been graciously invited for an interview on Wayne Bowser’s Culture of Garbage BlogRadio show this Friday evening.  Below are the details if you want to listen in.  I’ll also post a recording after the show if you miss it.  It starts at 7:00pm MST.  The call-in number for listeners is (347) 637-3101.  You can call in to speak with me or the host.

From Culture of Garbage:

Kristi Burton Brown joins us tonight!

She has been called a Right-Wing Christian Fundamentalist, and a Maverick for Life in her 2008 campaign to establish the definition of a human being…to that of a person.

Since losing, in a vote, the initiative in Colorado to establish “personhood”, Kristi has been relentless as an advocate for saving babies. She joins us tonight to share with us her journey that once required body guards in order for her to spread this important message of life beginning at conception!

Kristi Burton Brown’s blog, titled The Lost Generation, is where she writes about millions of babies lost due to abortion, but it’s through Life Action News, where your host, Brother Wayne, found Kristi’s writing on unpopular topics like the black market trading of aborted fetuses, and of babies being tossed away like garbage.

Welcome to the Culture of Garbage, where we discuss these pressing issues, and leave you with a feeling of hope by exposing the bright side of this Pro-Life message with Kristi Buron Brown!

Join us for this LIVE interview as we talk about LIFE with this “young true believer”.

Beautiful Children

Posted: March 31, 2012 in Uncategorized

Children are an amazing gift…in whatever size, shape, form, or “quality of life” they come in.  Children teach us things we didn’t know about ourselves.  They teach us things about the world.  They show us beauty and delight in the smallest of things…like sometimes even a crumb on the floor.  Children take the time to laugh, to relax, to enjoy, and to smile.  If only each adult knew how valuable every single one of their own children are–born or unborn.  Let us continue to pray for our nation and for the world; until every child is loved, valued, and welcomed in law and in our hearts, we should never stop petitioning God for love to grow everywhere.

If you want to read the accounts of some beautiful children that show us how precious each life is, and how every child deserves to be protected, go here:

An adopted child speaks out years later as an adult:  http://liveactionnews.org/opinion/celebrate-life-through-adoption/.

The mother of a precious boy with spina bifida tells how he could have died at a doctor’s hand:  http://liveactionnews.org/medical/at-eight-months-my-doctor-said-he-would-absolutely-perform-the-abortion-for-me/

My own daughter shows how natural it should be for us to protect and care for every child:  http://liveactionnews.org/opinion/and-a-little-child-shall-lead-them/

Want to share with me your own stories of beautiful children?  I’d love to hear your comments!Image

Division in Our Ranks

Posted: March 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

Sadly, division in the pro-life movement is all too common.  Instead of fighting against each other, we should be supporting each other where we can, and being quiet when we can’t.  There is plenty of room in the pro-life movement for each person or organization to focus on and work hard on their own strategy without wasting their time criticizing and critiquing all the other pro-lifers out there.  Will you join me in being a uniter instead of a divider?

 

I’ve just written a postImage for Live Action News on a simple strategy to cut division in our ranks.  Please read it, and share your thoughts with me.  I’d love to know other suggestions or strategies you have?  How can we work together and be positive instead of pulling apart?