Planned Parenthood has announced they are canceling abortions in Arkansas. OBGYNs in the state do not want to do business with Planned Parenthood, and the courts have decided not to force them to do it. So, this situation has resulted in Planned Parenthood telling women they cannot commit abortions under the law.

Women are no doubt wondering what to do and where to go. I would suggest that, if you are reading this and you were turned away from an abortion appointment you had, this happened for a reason. Days before, things would have been different, but THIS is the day you walked through those doors. And THIS is the day you had to turn around and walk right back out them.

Right now, it probably seems confusing and overwhelming. You might be scared or even mad. But I would suggest that you find support to embrace this unexpected change. Sometimes, the things that seem worst in life at the moment turn out to be the greatest gifts.

READ MORE: After nine attempts to abort at Planned Parenthood, an ultrasound changed everything for McKenzie

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Your child — and yes, you are already a mother — needs you, quite simply. Your child entered the Planned Parenthood clinic with you, beneath your heart. And instead of leaving with her life compromised, she left with you, still alive. Her heart is still beating even now.

And I suggest there is a reason for this.

Choose hope. That’s what Dorothy Osborne did. You may have read about her in the news. If not, please do. Where others would see no way, she forged one. Where others would lose hope, she clung to faith. Where others would fall apart, she stood up tall. She went forward in life, with her son, embracing him while earning her college degree and becoming a nurse. Her son is now a Dallas Cowboy, with a college degree of his own. Dorothy’s story is amazing, but there’s no doubt it was extremely hard at first.

Hard is not always bad.

So if you are still pregnant in Arkansas and feeling alone, if you are still seeking an abortion, would you consider another path? Resources are available to you (including an ultrasound, like the one McKenzie got) and there are people standing by right now to help you find them.

Pregnancy care centers and maternity homes: You can find one by visiting or by texting “Helpline” to 313131. If you visit, a live chat option will pop up right away for you — if you want that.You can chat anonymously. Stand Up Girl also provides resources and connections for pregnant girls and women through live chat, email, and texting options. If your browser is set to show your location, pregnancy care centers in your area will easily and automatically be listed for you.

OptionLine and Stand Up Girl provide great help, but you can also comment on this post, and I will write back as soon as possible to personally help you find pregnancy care in your area.

Two other things —

First, is abortion what you really want? You can find out the facts by clicking that abortion link in the last sentence. They are available from an OBGYN who personally committed over 1200 abortions before his own child died, and he realized he was killing the children of other parents. Below, he explains what medication abortion — the abortion pill — really does to a developing child. There are risks to the mother, too. The risk of hemorrhage is quite significant with the abortion pill — up to 20% of women experience it. Other forms of abortion are not less violent.

Finally, learn the truth about what a little human your child already is. Did you know these 12 amazing facts about the first trimester? Too often, places like Planned Parenthood fail to provide the full information to women. I know they failed my sister-in-law. I don’t want them to fail you, too.

You sought an abortion. It didn’t work out. There’s a reason for that.

P.S. If you have taken the abortion pill or started a medication abortion, THERE IS STILL HOPE. Abortion reversal is a safe, emerging area of medical science. Hundreds of babies have been born completely healthy after their moms chose abortion reversal. You can check out the facts on abortion reversal here. 

You can also call the 24-hour, nurse-staffed hotline for abortion reversal at 1-877-558-0333.

READ MORE: Beautiful Finley was born healthy after her parents chose abortion reversal

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Guys, this is sick. Absolutely sick. I know I’m saying that word a lot today, but in the context of what I’m about to share with you, it can’t be said enough. During the week of Easter, the New York Times made a series of emails public. These emails were between an abortion clinic and a fetal parts buyer. You can read all about it here, at my original article for Live Action News. And don’t skip this one…we have to face the facts and experience with our hearts what is going on all around our nation.

Read below what I posted on Facebook about it, and then GO READ THE LIVE ACTION NEWS ARTICLE. We can’t hide our faces from reality anymore. It’s easier, it’s happier – absolutely – but it isn’t okay.

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If you haven’t yet, go check out and spread it around to your friends. Post the videos on Facebook, please. This is a tangible thing you can do to help show America what abortion is. These things – abortion and baby body part harvesting – are happening in other countries, too, all across the globe. So no matter where you live, share this info, and help put an end to these extreme human rights violations.

Alison’s Choice – EPK from Marchiano Ministries on Vimeo.

Although this movie has a strong Christian influence, the director – Bruce Marchiano – says that secular distributors are the ones who are interested in getting Alison’s Choice out. In fact, one of the distributors usually markets horror films. Marchiano exclaims: “Just imagine, a pro-life film championed by a guy who sells horror movies. It’s hilarious!”

The feature-length film centers around Alison, who is inside an abortion clinic. She’s already made her decision, but then, Jesus – in the form of a janitor – comes to talk to her.

It’s amazing, it’s powerful, and it’s different than you might expect.

For information on how to purchase the film (which is available on DVD) and how to request it in your own theatre, go here. You can also go to the same article to read some amazing stories of hearts changed and lives saved ALREADY by Alison’s Choice.


While it’s hard cold winter in most parts of the U.S. these days, I can’t quite let go of autumn. While some see autumn as the season of death, I see it as the season that reminds us new life is always coming. And when we think of abortion and life and choices, let us remember to reject death; to let a choice for death fall away from us, rejected.

Let us embrace new life in all its wonder and worry and anticipation. Let us wait eagerly and patiently for its arrival, knowing that when new life comes, it is always, always a gift that we will never regret accepting with open arms.

For years, I have treasured the verse, that reads, “Behold, I make all things new.” And in the changing seasons of life – be they beautiful or just plain ugly – I want to hold this verse close to my heart. I want to be willing to let my choices, my preferences, and my desires – when they add up to selfishness – fall away.

Come, Lord Jesus. Make all things new.

For more specific information on making a choice for life (or helping someone else make this choice), please see these resources:

(Via What are the real facts? Are we getting the full scoop from the mainstream media? Ben Shapiro shares the truth in less than five minutes:

For more on fetal development – including photos and amazing videos, go here. For more on what abortion is – from the mouths of an abortion doctor and an abortion clinic manager go here and here.

This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

NOTE: If you are unable to view the photos throughout this article, click on the links associated with each image – for example, the date, February 28, 2015 – and you will be able to see Mindy’s pictures.

(Via Live Action News) – Mindy Raelynne Danison has suffered through two tragic miscarriages – one with the baby at seven weeks, and the other at eight weeks and five days. In response, Mindy created a Facebook photo album for each child, where she publicly celebrates their short, but much-loved lives. Mindy’s photos – especially one of Annabelle – have been shared on social media, and Mindy has expressed her desire for many to see her tiny babies. Their humanity could not be more obvious.

For more information on the development of babies at this stage – including amazing videos, ultrasounds, and photos – see The Endowment for Human Development. Eighty nine percent of abortions occur in the first trimester, when many babies look just like Riley and Annabelle. At only seven to eight weeks old, babies can touch their faces and their feet. At this stage of gestation, preborn babies can squint and roll over, and their hindbrain “presents striking resemblance to that of the newborn.”

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Via Live Action News — Note: This article is for any girl or woman who is feeling pressured into having an abortion. If you are a guy who is trying to find out how to stop an abortion, please see this article written for dads. You may also want to read 10 reasons not to have an abortion.

3d-ultrasound-fetus-baby21.  Stand your ground.

You know you don’t want an abortion. Maybe you know in your heart that your child is a real, live person (you’re right!). Maybe you know your science and facts already. Maybe you can’t bear to be a part of killing an innocent human being. Maybe you already love your child. Maybe you or someone you know has had an abortion, and you know the physical and emotional pain that comes with it.

Whatever your reason, you do not have to get an abortion. It is against the law for anyone to force or coerce you to get one. You are your child’s mother, and no one – not your boyfriend, husband, parents, pimp, teacher, or lady at the grocery store – can make you get an abortion.

Let your “no!” mean “no!” – no matter what anyone else tells you. Your baby is a new, unique person who deserves a chance at life. Period.

If you ever need to be reminded why you don’t want an abortion, read real stories from real women who have had abortions.

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Via Live Action News Note: If you are a father trying to stop an abortion, see this article. If you are a woman who is being pressured into an abortion, go here.

Parenting website Mommyish recently published an article advocating ten reasons (well, actually nine) to have an abortion. In response, I wrote a piece debunking the author’s arguments. Today, I will discuss ten reasons not to have an abortion.

1) It compounds tragedy.

Sometimes the circumstances surrounding a pregnancy are tragic. Perhaps the woman was raped. Maybe the baby has been diagnosed with a defect. Or the woman’s health might be at risk. However, one tragedy is not answered with another. We do not erase a rape by killing a child. We do not cure a baby by taking his life. And we do not avoid all health issues by avoiding the reality of another human being.

Women who have been raped must be compassionately cared for. But compassionate care does not include executing a woman’s child. Parents facing a difficult prenatal diagnosis must be given real facts and directed to others with helpful experiences. They must not be forced into a quick choice for abortion or urged to take the life of their child instead of giving her a chance to defy the odds. Women with high-risk pregnancies must be treated by real medical professionals. But treatment does not include intentionally killing a child. (If a child dies during the course of treating the woman – i.e., during chemotherapy for cancer, removal of an ectopic pregnancy, etc. – this is not an abortion.)

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Even as I type the title of my article here, I cringe at the shower of outrage that’s about to come my way. No, seriously, I know that many well-meaning people believe that it is possible to be personally pro-life. I’ve been thinking about this recently, and I have to disagree. I’m talking about the people who say, “I wouldn’t personally have an abortion, but it’s not my place to tell others what to do.” Or something like that. Let’s run through some of the ideas and thoughts behind a “personally pro-life” viewpoint.

Would it be okay with you if I made any of the following statements? (Ignore your personal thoughts on these issues. Just take the statements at face value.)

I wouldn’t personally shoot a Mexican crossing the border into the United States, but it’s not my place to tell a Texas landowner what to do.

I wouldn’t personally drink and drive, but it’s not my job to tell you what to do.

I wouldn’t personally rape anyone, but hey, it’s not my business what you do in your own private life.

I wouldn’t personally hold up a bank at gunpoint for a joke, but I’m not going to tell you what’s ok and what’s not.

I wouldn’t personally leave my kid with an abusive babysitter, but I won’t tell you what you should do with your kid.

Thoughts, anyone? Let’s just say that personally, I think those statements are full of junk. Kudos to me if I wouldn’t personally do bad things that would make me a nasty person, a murderer, or an absolutely horrible parent. Should I just pat myself on the back now?

The point in a civilized society isn’t so much what we wouldn’t personally do, though I admit that if everyone would stop personally doing bad things, we’d live in a perfect world. But guess what: that’s not gonna happen in this world, despite our best hopes. There will always be people among us who will personally choose to do wrong things. Therefore the question becomes not what we personally won’t do, but what is wrong for all of society.

I think we can all agree with the following statements:

It’s wrong to shoot an illegal immigrant.

It’s wrong to stab a gas station cashier.

It’s wrong to smother a newborn baby.

It’s wrong to run over a black child with a car.

It’s wrong to strangle an adolescent with Down Syndrome.

It’s wrong to kidnap a woman and kill her.

It’s wrong to end a man’s life because we don’t like him.

It’s wrong to poison an elderly person because we don’t want them around anymore.

Basically, it’s wrong to kill innocent human beings. It doesn’t matter who they are or what position in life they have or what race or gender they are or what environment they came from. It doesn’t matter how old or young or developed or not developed they are. It doesn’t matter if we love them or hate them. It doesn’t matter if they’re convenient or expensive or hard to deal with. All that matters is that they’re human and we do not have the right to kill them. Civilized society agrees with this.

The injustice we face is grave. We have no right to sit on the sidelines and applaud ourselves for our “personal” beliefs.

Except. Except in the cases of the unborn humans in our midst. The only differences they have from us are 1) their environment, 2) their level of dependency, 3) their development, and 4) their size and physical appearance. Since when are those qualifiers for the right to life?

Plenty of people live in different environments – think of people in other countries, in hospitals, or on the street. We don’t have the right to kill any of them. Plenty of people have differing degrees of dependence. What about a person on a ventilator, a newborn baby, a disabled adult, or a regular five-year-old? When does someone become “too dependent” – so much so that we have the right to kill them?

Plenty of people are at different developmental stages – whether you’re talking about mental or physical development. Human life is, in a way, development. Plenty of people are different sizes with different physical appearances. Think of men, women, dwarves, giants, three-year-olds, and people born with a cleft lip. Do any of those things affect our “right” to kill them? Clearly, they don’t in any case we can think of – except the unborn. This is an illogical, unfounded, and entirely unjust exception.

The gravity of this injustice should force us to take a public stand. We cannot afford to be “personally pro-life.” While it’s great if you wouldn’t have an abortion yourself, it’s not enough. Babies are being put to death in horrific ways every single day in our nation and throughout the world. If your only opinion is that you wouldn’t have an abortion, than you’re not actually pro-life. You simply wouldn’t personally have an abortion. I congratulate you on this decision – it’s an excellent one.

But being pro-life means that you think no baby should be sentenced to die in this way. It means that you’re willing to take a stand and say, “Every life is precious, not just the life of my own child. Every baby deserves a chance to live. Every baby has the equal right to life. And I will stand up for that life.” When you can say that, my friend, then you are truly pro-life.

Editor’s Note: This article was first printed at Live Action News on October 3, 2012, and is reprinted here with permission.

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In today’s modern age, it’s difficult to avoid the fact that unborn human beings are alive, growing, unique individuals – from the very first moment they come into existence. Yet some still manage to close their eyes to reality. It’s important to understand the things we claim to support. It’s essential to be aware of all the facts, not just the ones that seem to support our position.

And so, for anyone involved in the abortion debate – and for all those who are unsure exactly where they stand – here are five important videos. These short videos show just what that unborn baby in his mother’s womb looks like, at various stages of development. Modern scientific videos like these demonstrate that unborn babies are not:

  • A clump of cells
  • Part of his or her mother’s body
  • Similar to a virus or
  • Merely “potential” life

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