Friday, June 30, 2006

May the Lord Renew Us for the Battles Ahead

Today will be our last broadcast for the summer. This will allow us to do some traveling and speaking around the state. The fellowship and renewal of friendships is a great time for me and my family and I’m looking forward to seeing some of you out there on the road.

Of course, important developments in the battle to protect God’s little ones will happen in the next couple months – and we will keep you informed of those developments through our website: Idaho Chooses Life. ORG.

I’d also invite you to use our toll-free number, 1-877-341-LIFE, if you’d like to schedule a speaker for your group, church or Bible study. We’ll see if it can work.

Thanks for your prayers and support. May the Lord richly bless your summer. We’ll talk again in September.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Buffet Fortune to Bear Evil Fruit

I’m sure you’ve already heard about the magnanimous gift by Warren Buffett to the Gates Foundation. He has reportedly donated some $30 billion to finance “good works” around the globe.

I don’t share the giddy with those leftist groups already counting the money.

The Buffetts and Gates are just the latest in a long line of capitalists who seem to seek some kind of human redemption at life’s end. And, like Rockefeller and Carnegie – these two are committed to solving social problems through human engineering and population control. Gates and Buffett are long-time backers of Planned Parenthood. Buffett is the man most responsible for RU-486 and its introduction into American society.

I, for one, dread the evil fruits of this huge pot of money. Combined with Gates’ own fortune, it is impossible to foresee what kind of medical experimentation or social engineering may be brought to us and our children through this immense fund.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

NOW Seeks to Punish Store Owner

Abortion activists in Olympia, Washington have threatened to stage a boycott against Thriftway food stores because the owner will not provide so-called “Emergency Contraception” pills in their drug departments. Owner Kevin Storman, when asked about the threat, said that offering the abortion pills is a “non-negotiable issue”.

Mr. Storman owns a number of stores in Olympia, including two Thriftway stores, a gas station and Bayview Catering.

The National Organization for Women is leading the charge, hoping that it can mobilize hundreds of locals into punishing Storman and his employees for taking a moral stand.

You can email this stand-up guy: Let him know you appreciate his values and placing lives ahead of a dirty buck.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Idaho Democrats Declare War on Idaho Values

Idaho Democrats have once again gathered to set forth their principles. It is already clear that they are more captivated by self-congratulations and approval from each other, their little band of left-wing believers, than they are in serving the families of Idaho.

Even before the campaigns begin, the Platform reaffirms their support for abortion-on-demand. They call it “choice” because it is impolite to talk about killing babies in the womb. Makes people uncomfortable.

They also declared their opposition to the Marriage Protection Amendment. Not even the leftist Democrats running in liberal Michigan were so brash and ideological when faced with a similar situation two years ago.

Set aside principle for a minute. How can they seriously ask to represent Idaho families in the Legislature and Congress when they open the campaign by denigrating the values of 70-80% of Idahoans?

Our point is not merely that Idaho Democrats are being politically unwise: The attack on preborn children and families raises serious questions about Democrats’ understanding of our basic governmental system. A person asking to serve his or her neighbors in the Legislature is going there as a representative; hence the title. Obviously Democrats will, if elected, not seek to represent those basic values. They prefer to lecture us about how small-minded and backward we are.

Handicapped by such arrogance, Democrats will continue to be largely irrelevant.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Who Parents Our Children?

What damage does Planned Parenthood do to our children?

A story from Rochester, New York reveals some of what goes on around us. All too quietly.

Imagine. A mother received a call from the neighborhood pharmacist explaining that he had just given her daughter emergency contraception pills. The mom immediately went to find her daughter, to find out what was happening with her. “Where did you get a prescription for these pills?” The girl, just 13 years old, told her mother that the school nurse had given her the prescription.

The mother stormed into the school, demanding answers. There weren’t many. Turns out the school has a Title X “health clinic” inside – with the authority to distribute pills and condoms to girls over 12. Welcome to the future.

Mrs. Thomas talked with the press: “The school is not going to put clothes on her baby’s back if she gets pregnant. That school is not going to feed and taker her to the doctor, that’s going to be me.”

Friday, June 23, 2006

Colorado Legislator Challenges Planned Parenthood “Party”

A rather extraordinary thing happened on the floor of the Colorado House last month. The Legislature was scheduled to vote on a resolution honoring Planned Parenthood’s 90th anniversary of operating in that state. A pro-Life leader in the House decided that members should have an opportunity to confront Planned Parenthood’s handiwork before they congratulated America’s biggest abortion merchant.

Rep. Ted Harvey asked special permission to have Gianna Jessen open the day’s session with a powerful rendition of the nation’s anthem. Her performance moved legislators into singing with her.

Later in the day’s session, the good representative revealed to the chamber that Miss Jessen was an abortion survivor. The cerebral palsy which challenged her performance was the result of a botched abortion.

In Rep. Harvey’s retelling of the powerful story, he does not reveal whether the resolution honoring Planned Parenthood passed. Given Democrat control of the chamber, we are free to assume it did. But his essay does recount the tremendous peer pressure which came down on his head as soon as the full truth about Miss Jessen was revealed. The joy and congratulations which swelled around her as an over-comer swiftly dissipated into discomfort and anger. As co-conspirators with Planned Parenthood in producing Gianna’s condition, Democrat legislators were very uncomfortable being confronted with the humanity of their all-too anonymous victims.

The Denver Post apparently covered the story and interviewed Miss Jessen:

“We need to discuss the humanity of it. I’m glad to be able to speak up for children in the womb,” said Gianna. “If abortion is about women’s rights, where were mine?”

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Louisiana Joins Movement to Ban Abortion

Governor Kathleen Blanco may not know much about preparing for natural disasters, but she definitely knows how to do some things right.

Louisiana became a leader in the battle against abortion-on-demand when Blanco signed a bill last week which would re-criminalize abortion in that state should Roe v. Wade be overturned – or if a constitutional amendment were enacted to protect human life. This so-called “Trigger Law” would allow abortions only to save a mother’s life.

Planned Parenthood of Louisiana issued a statement lamenting Governor Blanco’s decision, saying that the new law would “endanger women’s health by criminalizing abortion at a time when the state is still recovering from Hurricane Katrina and scrambling to prepare for the start of a new hurricane season.” (Source: LifeNews.Com).

Idaho once had such a law, but it was repealed by Democrat Cecil Andrus when he was governor in 1990.

Louisiana’s abortion ban is different from South Dakota’s, in that it would not take effect until federal changes permitted it. Nevertheless, it adds substantial weight to the national movement to end legalized abortion.