June 2014 Newsletter

Posted By on June 11, 2014

Life Affirming News


Real Men

Ryan C. MacPherson    assoc. prof. of History at Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN

“It’s time for men to stand courageously in the Lord. Real men change diapers, as Luther was fond of remarking, and real men also instruct their families in the Christian faith. And real men support their wives, daughters, and sisters so well that they render abortion unthinkable in their midst. When men lead, provide, and protect, women will not feel vulnerable, afraid, or alone. When men are men, children have their needs met.”


Speaking Up For Life

Rev. Mark Jeske  ⁄  Time of Grace

“The sanctity of marriage and the family relation are the cornerstone of our American society and civilization.” President Rutherford B. Hayes

“Traditional marriage … is ordained by God, one man and one woman. People say if you look in the Old Testament, men had several wives. That was not God’s intent. He made a beautiful design for the family. But Satan came in and began to get some things tangled up. It took a very powerful and loving God to send His only begotten Son to shed His blood and to correct that.” Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries

“Our society badly needs the witness of God’s Word to regain a sense of appreciation for His designs for marriage and the raising of children. Fathers, don’t sit around sulking, waiting for the cards and gifts. Commit to your woman and lift her up in honor. Support, mentor, and lead your children … know that you will have God’s mighty Spirit to help you.”


Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Would Protect Babies after 20 Weeks from Abortion

INDIANAPOLIS – On May 13, 2013, late-term abortionist, Kermit Gosnell, was convicted of first-degree murder of three infants born alive after botched abortions and involuntary manslaughter of an adult patient. On the anniversary of the conviction, Indiana Right to Life urges Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) to cosponsor the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the U.S. Senate.


Indiana Named 8th Most Pro-Life State

This recognition is a real testimony to the tens of thousands of people who faithfully support our efforts and the work of our affiliates all across Indiana.


Three New Pro-Life Laws  have been signed into law by Governor Pence

House Bill 1123 Abortion Coverage in private Insurance Plans

Summary: Effective January 1, 2015, private insurance plans in Indiana will be prohibited from including most abortion coverage in general policies.

Senate Bill 292 – Documentation of Hospital Admitting Privileges for Abortionists

Summary: Effective July 1, 2014, all doctors doing abortions in the state of Indiana must provide the Indiana State Department of Health with written documentation that they either a) possess hospital admitting privileges with a local hospital, or b) have an agreement with a local physician who has local hospital admitting privileges and can provide emergency care for women injured as a result of an abortion. Also expands frequency of abortion clinic inspections from every two years to every year.

House bill 1222 – Adoption Tax Credit or Adoptive Families

Summary: Effective 2015, adoptive families can claim a $1,000 tax credit per adopted child.


Just Beat an Incumbent State Legislator

by Steven Ertelt  ⁄  Charleston, WV ⁄  LifeNews.com

If you’re concerned about the future of the country and want to know if the next generation of Americans cares about pro-life issues, look no further than the state of West Virginia. There, pro-life 17-year-old Saira Blair, who will graduate this month, ran on a pro-life platform to beat an incumbent state legislator.

Blair gives hope to pro-lifers wondering if teenagers really “get it” and want to make a difference for life.

As the Washington Post reports:

She posts photos of her smoothie habit on Instagram, volunteers at the Martinsburg VA hospital and helps raise money for the Make-a-Wish foundation. She will not be eligible to vote until July.

But on Tuesday, she beat a sitting state delegate who was seeking a third term in office.

With all 13 precincts in her Martinsburg-area district reporting, Blair beat state Del. Larry Kump (R) by an 872-728 vote margin.

Blair campaigned on an antiabortion, pro-Second Amendment platform, offering her cellphone number to constituents and pledging not to go negative. She spent about $4,800 on her campaign, state finance records show (Kump, a former lobbyist, only spent $1,800 on his reelection bid).

I think I’m fully capable of doing the job, and I don’t think it’s rocket science by any means — not if you just listen to the people,” Blair told the Martinsburg Herald-Mail this week.


Women who have had abortions 180% more likely to develop breast cancer, new study finds

Ben Johnson  ∕  LifeSiteNews.com

Evidence shows abortion increases breast cancer risk by 180 percent. A new study has emerged from India showing an alarmingly strong link between abortion and breast cancer, and that a woman’s breast cancer risk appears to rise with each abortion she has.

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