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Have you ever thought that it’s pretty stinkin’ hard to keep track of everything that goes on in this world related to the pro-life issue?  I sure have!  Every day, it seems, new developments are occurring.  Happily, 2011 was one of the best years…if not THE best year…for pro-lifers since Roe v. Wade.  Many new pro-life laws were put states.  Congress held a vote to completely defund Planned Parenthood.  (Sadly, it didn’t pass this time around.)  Media attention is increasingly highlighting the pro-life issue.  The recent GOP presidential pro-life forum, televised by C-SPAN and live-streamed by CNN is evidence of this.

So, four ideas for you to keep up with all that’s happening in the pro-life movement:

1)  Subscribe to Google Alerts for news on “abortion,” “pro-life,” and “personhood.”  Any other term relating to the issue that you’d like to watch is fair game!  (Think Roe v. Wade, stem cell research, euthanasia, etc.)

2)  Visit Live Action’s blog every day–or at least once a week–to catch up on news you may have missed.  Live Action usually makes multiple posts by multiple writers every day!  It’s a busy place over there =)

3)  Sign up for Family Research Council’s annual ProLifeCon.  This is coming up on January 23, and it’s a webcast.  You can find out how to more effective in broadcasting the pro-life message from the comfort of your own home!  The speakers include pro-life pioneer U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, Dr. Gerard Nadal, Live Action President Lila Rose, and Michael Clancy–the photographer of the famous picture where little Samuel Armas reaches out from his mother’s womb to grab the doctor’s finger.  Sign up for the webcast here.

4)  Watch the video of the GOP pro-life presidential forum.  If you’re still undecided on who to vote for, this may help you make up your mind!  (Hint, hint, don’t vote for Mitt Romney.)  Here’s the link to the video.

Happy learning!  Happy researching!  And happy saving lives!!!  Through God’s grace, we ARE making a difference.  YOU are making a difference.  Keep it up.

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  2. Lauren says:

    It’s very sad how smart women like you encourage other women to vote for the GOP candidates ONLY because they support the pro-life agenda. The majority of Democrats, myself included, do not support abortions but we certainly support a woman’s right to choose her own path. We believe that women should make these decisions NOT based off religious beliefs, but based on her entire circumstantial situation. We support responsible abortions, like medical ones or the morning after pill.

    The GOP has YET to support a women’s fair pay act, and consistently DISCRIMINATES against any child who turns out to be homosexual. The GOP has hidden behind a racist, elitist agenda that 99% of the time takes away programs that SUPPORT poor children, or children who go to public schools, or children who need the assistance of food stamps because of the poor financial situation they’re born into. The GOP voted against the DREAM Act, which would have allowed the children of illegal aliens to either a) go to college or b) join the military as a path to citizenship. They’d rather have them become high school dropouts who leach off the system and don’t contribute to the positive development of our economy. These are OUR children, and the GOP discriminates against them unless they are born white, straight, or wealthy

    How could you support such a corrupt GOP that has no interest in elevating the children of America, but does everything they can to keep them POOR with minimal opportunities.

    My best friend is a public school teacher who makes $28,000 a year in one of the roughest cities in America. The new GOP governor just cut her pay for the second time and has now taken away the school’s funding for substitute teachers. He wants to privatize education and pushes the whole ‘charter school’ idea. Well, what about the people who can’t afford charter schools? Are their children supposed to suffer in a poor education while the other white, wealthy children prevail?

    Jesus would DISAGREE with the GOP agenda. He believed in EQUALITY and morality. And the GOP has none.

    Pro-lifers should also be pro-education, pro-equality AND pro-equal opportunity. You’d think if they cared about children so much, they’d care about the issues that plague children’s lives well after they are born.

    • Hi Lauren,

      Trust me, if there was a truly pro-life Democrat, I’d definitely consider voting for them. But there aren’t any where I live, so my options are a GOP candidate or a third-party candidate, if any of them are pro-life. I am definitely not a “vote always, only for the GOP” person. I freely admit that the pro-life issue is the top issue I evaluate in a candidate, but I am not blind to their other stances. Just as you have mentioned things that you disagree with the GOP on, I could equally mention things that most Dems stand for and vote for/against that support inequality, injustice, and corruption. No political party is infallible, perfect, or even close…and I’ve never said they are =)

      I’d have to disagree with you that supporting a woman’s choice, no matter what that is, isn’t pro-abortion. It is pro-abortion because, if she chooses abortion, you support and agree with that. And if my neighbor wanted to kill her three-year-old daughter, I’d never support her choice to do that. I’m going to guess you wouldn’t either, so it really comes down to whether or not you view the unborn child as a human being. Pro-lifers do, and science agrees with us.

      Finally, most pro-lifers I know are indeed pro-education, pro-equality AND equal opportunity. We do indeed care about children’s lives well after they are born. However, we just think there’s a bit more urgency when people are being killed by the thousands every day. That should probably take a bit more of our time than, say, a perfect education system.

      Thanks for your thoughts.

      • Lauren says:

        So you’d rather have ALL children be born (under ANY circumstances) even if it means they’ll be going to some of the worst, most underfunded schools in America which will pretty much GUARANTEE that they’ll fail, or end up dropping out, or end up in prison?

        25% of pregnant women up until now don’t get prenatal care because health insurance companies don’t have to provide it (thanks to GOP votes) which (research says) guarantees that those children will be less developed, worse performers in school and end up on public assistance anyway is just fine with the pro-lifers?

        If anyone is pro-life then they should be pro-quality-of-life as well, so that the children they fight for can be adamant contributors to our society and live full, happy lives.

        Oh, and if the fetus you fight for turns out to be GAY, will you still fight for it’s rights?

        Equality for ALL. Thank GOD for Health Care reform today (so all the little ones can’t be dropped from health care premiums just cause they’re sick.) Surely, you and the pro-lifers support that.

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