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Traditional Marriage, Traditional Love Captured Beautifully

September 28, 2014 | Author:

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Mom Refuses Abortion After Her Water Breaks at 16 Weeks. Her Baby Survives!

September 28, 2014 | Author:

Mother Katy Evans was only 16 weeks pregnant when her waters unexpectantly broke. When she and her husband arrived at the hospital she was diagnosed with preterm pre-labor rupture of membranes, a condition that caused amniotic fluid to drain from her womb. Doctors told Katy and her husband that their precious baby had only a 1% chance of survival and she was encouraged to abort. But the loving parents refused!

“I told her that no, I didn’t want an abortion. I said that I wanted nature to take its course.” Katy said.

While on bed-rest, Katy spent her time researching her condition and remaining positive about her outcome.

“I joined Facebook support groups on my phone, read medical papers and exchanged messages with other moms. I discovered that, in reality, there seemed to be a much higher rate of survival in these cases than the one per cent figure from official statistics. That gave me hope.”

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Stay-at-home mothers ‘have the most worthwhile lives’

September 28, 2014 | Author:

Official ‘well-being’ index shows those who do not work because they are caring for children or loved-ones have strongest belief that their life is ‘worthwhile’

Talking to and cuddling your children regularly helps their development, says Laura Perrins

Mothers who have put their career aside to care for their children have a stronger sense that their lives are “worthwhile” than the rest of society, official figures suggest.

New findings from the UK’s national “well-being” index show that those classed as economically inactive because they are caring for a family or home are also among the happiest people in Britain.

The figures, published by the Office for National Statistics, also show that people across the UK have got progressively happier, less anxious and more satisfied with their lives in the past year.

Laura Perrin, a barrister turned full-time mother who campaigns from the group Mothers At Home Matter said the figures showed that government policies designed to encourage more parents to work full time could be doing more harm than good.

“This just goes to show that the idea that we are all at home depressed and unhappy looking after our own children – which a lot of politicians would like to believe – is simply wrong,” she said

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Video: NYC Art Exhibit Exposes Horrors of Forced Abortions in China

September 27, 2014 | Author:

A new art exhibit opening tonight at the China Institute in New York City sheds light on the monumental human rights issues presented by China’s ongoing one-child policy — in which over 40 million pre-born girls in China have been aborted “due to the preference parents give to having a son” as artist Prune Nourry explains.

CNN reporter Flora Zhang interviews Nourry on her art exhibit entitled “Terracotta Daughters”

“‘Terracotta Daughters’ is a project about sex-selective abortions in India and China, which are one-third of the world’s population,” says Nourry. “There is this huge imbalance between boys and girls. So I created this army as a kind of symbol.”

The statues were modeled after eight orphan girls she met and photographed through The Children of Madaifu, an “orphanage without walls” with several locations throughout China. By selling the project’s initial eight sculptures, today Nourry “supports the education of these eight little girls for a minimum of three years.”

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Bad Advice on a Bad Idea- China Leads the Way

September 27, 2014 | Author:

Shannon’s last post on the new population predictions scaring the world and generating many headlines is an excellent read. One of the scariest things I think about these predictions is how they might be used by policy makers and politicians to agitate for population control measures. Especially if those policy makers come from a country that has the most brutal population control measures in the world: China. Well, right away China is jumping in and pointing to its “stellar” population control measures as an example to us all. According to the People Daily Online:

“A Chinese representative on Monday called on the international community to work together to include the issue of population in the post-2015 development agenda. Li Bin, minister in charge of the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China, made the appeal here at a special session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on the follow-up to the Program of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).”

If African countries will not voluntarily stop having too many children (and making us Western nations feel guilty about our overconsumption), we’ll get the Chinese in to show them how it’s done:

“To effectively implement the follow-up to the ICPD Program of Action beyond 2014, ‘we should work together to include the issue of population in the post-2015 development agenda, and provide more support to developing countries,’ Li told the UNGA.”

What can she have been meaning by way of support? Well, presumably this support draws upon the Chinese example of population control.

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Dangerous Downplay: Docs Spin Study Linking The Pill to Breast Cancer

September 25, 2014 | Author:

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The World Heart Federation reports that physical inactivity increases the risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%, and the American Heart Association found moderately overweight women in one study had a 50% increased risk of coronary heart disease.

To such reports, no one ever adds, “But that 50% doesn’t mean anything. So just sit on your couch all day and eat Twinkies.”

And yet … when researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle recently found that women who had taken certain birth-control pills within the past year faced a 50% increased risk of breast cancer compared to women who hadn’t taken the pills, some doctors seemingly couldn’t wait to discredit the findings. The National Cancer Institute-funded study was published Aug. 1 in the journal Cancer Research.

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Addressing The War on Women

September 23, 2014 | Author:

Editor’s Note: Our linking to this article is not an endorsement of Obamacare, birth control, a political party, humanistic empowerment, or egalitarianism, government schooling, though the author sites these things to be solutions in part. Conservative principles are not always synonymous with biblical principles. We do agree that we as a society need to come along side women and help them ‘deal’ with the real issues they face. We’ve been doing that since 2002. Enjoy our archives. They are rich with practical principles and wisdom for becoming a biblically grounded and capable Beautiful Woman. 

How Republicans Can Address The War on Women

 

Republican candidate Thom Tillis is trailing Sen. Kay Hagan in the North Carolina Senate race—a race Republicans desperately need to win to take control of Congress. The latest Rasmussen poll among likely voters shows Hagan leading Tillis 45 to 39 percent. This is a reversal from a month ago, when Tillis led by five points. An American Insights poll shows Hagan up by nine points and leading among men, women, and Independents.

Hagan’s lead broadened after her debate with Tillis, in which she hit him hard for his opposition to abortion and Obamacare’s free contraception mandate, dismissing his new advocacy for over-the-counter birth control pills as “politicking.”

This attack on Tillis has been supported by abortion conglomerates Planned Parenthood and Emily’s List, who are pouring millions into the race to mobilize women.

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Femicide in America

September 23, 2014 | Author:

 

Editor’s Note: Biblically grounded patriarchal societies do not believe in or support abortion or femicide. The article reports in error on this point. 

The United States Has A Femicide Problem

A brand-new study that purports to show sex-selective abortions don’t happen in the United States instead confirms the opposite.

The racist Right is at it again, or so we’re meant to believe. This time, Asian Americans are in the crosshairs, as pro-lifers lean on vicious stereotypes in an effort to bolster their assault on reproductive choice.

That at any rate is the argument put forward by David Chiu, the San Francisco supervisor whose resolution to oppose bans on sex-selective abortion passed on Tuesday. Chiu contends there is absolutely no evidence that sex-selective abortion is a problem in the United States, and that arguments to the contrary are grounded in racial stereotypes. HuffPo’s Lydia O’Connor, Slate’s Emily BazelonMother Jones’ Molly Redden, and Reason’s Emily Nolan Brown have joined in the effort to spread the word. Sex selective abortion isn’t a problem in the United States! It’s all just a racist ploy.

here’s just one problem with this argument. Sex-selective abortion does happen here, and the evidence has been bolstered by, ironically, the very study Chiu and others have cited as their primary source of data. Another day, another reminder that maybe somebody (at least an intern?) should actually read the study before we all get on our high horses about it.

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Theology which Confronts the Sexual Revolution and Moral Upheaval

September 23, 2014 | Author:

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By Albert Mohler

Western society is currently experiencing what can only be described as a moral revolution. Our society’s moral code and collective ethical evaluation on a particular issue has undergone not small adjustments but a complete reversal. That which was once condemned is now celebrated, and the refusal to celebrate is now condemned.

What makes the current moral and sexual revolution so different from previous moral revolutions is that it is taking place at an utterly unprecedented velocity. Previous generations experienced moral revolutions over decades, even centuries. This current revolution is happening at warp speed.

As the church responds to this revolution, we must remember that current debates on sexuality present to the church a crisis that is irreducibly and inescapably theological. This crisis is tantamount to the type of theological crisis that Gnosticism presented to the early church or that Pelagianism presented to the church in the time of Augustine. In other words, the crisis of sexuality challenges the church’s understanding of the gospel, sin, salvation, and sanctification. Advocates of the new sexuality demand a complete rewriting of Scripture’s metanarrative, a complete reordering of theology, and a fundamental change to how we think about the church’s ministry. (more…)

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Breaking the Silence: Redefining Marriage Hurts Women Like Me – and Our Children

September 22, 2014 | Author:

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The push to present a positive image of same-sex families has hidden the devastation on which many are built. We must stand for marriage—and for the precious lives that marriage creates.

Every time a new state redefines marriage, the news is full of happy stories of gay and lesbian couples and their new families. But behind those big smiles and sunny photographs are other, more painful stories. These are left to secret, dark places. They are suppressed, and those who would tell them are silenced in the name of “marriage equality.”

But I refuse to be silent.

I represent one of those real life stories that are kept in the shadows. I have personally felt the pain and devastation wrought by the propaganda that destroys natural families.

In the fall of 2007, my husband of almost ten years told me that he was gay and that he wanted a divorce. In an instant, the world that I had known and loved—the life we had built together—was shattered.

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Editor’s Note: Mature readers only.

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Traditional marriage laws fall in two more states

September 21, 2014 | Author:

Until 2003, same-sex marriage was banned in all 50 states. But a lot has changed in the last decade. Eighteen states now allow same-sex marriage, either through legislative action or voter referendum. After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, judges in 17 states have struck down statutes upholding traditional marriage. Cases challenging traditional marriage laws have been filed in all states that ban same-sex marriage. The question of whether states can determine what constitutes marriage within their borders will eventually be decided by the nation’s highest court.

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Hillary’s ‘steak’ is not well done

September 21, 2014 | Author:

Hillary Clinton works the grill at Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry.

Hillary Clinton works the grill at Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry. Associated Press/Photo by Charlie Neibergall

Prior to his annual steak fry, retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said this about Hillary Clinton to Dan Balz of The Washington Post: “… she is much more progressive in her thoughts and her inclination than most people may think.”

Liberals have embraced the word “progressive” because it sounds more forward-looking than “liberal,” which has a track record voters periodically reject when the ideology doesn’t live up to its declared goals (think Hubert Humphrey, George McGovern, Michael Dukakis, John Kerry, John Edwards, and Al Gore, among others).

There is much we know about Hillary Clinton by whatever label she chooses to wear or hide behind. She has been in the national spotlight for more than two decades and most people have already decided what they think of her.

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From Choices to Choice

September 20, 2014 | Author:

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GAO Abortion Findings a Wake-Up Call for Lethargic Christians

September 20, 2014 | Author:

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Being pro-life goes far beyond cool bumper stickers pasted on our car bumpers. So does being a follower of Jesus Christ. Both identities call for speaking out and standing up for our convictions even when it causes us discomfort or discrimination. This is convictional Christianity in action, but I fear too many in the Church have opted for couch-potato Christianity instead.

The pro-life movement cannot save unborn lives by employing couch-potato Christianity when it comes to the governments abusive, and in some cases, deadly public policies. Remember that it is not only ethically decent to oppose abortion, but a Biblical duty to act on behalf of the helpless. Proverbs 31:8 instructs, “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.”

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The Life and Death of This Baby is Changing The Abortion Debate

September 20, 2014 | Author:

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Alistair and Emily Caines are showing the world that every life has purpose, every life has meaning, no matter how short. Their daughter, Adeline Caines, living just 24 weeks from gestation to delivery has testified to the world that we’ve been lied to in the worst way. That we can kill and suffer no consequences.

We have believed for far to long, “Our will be done” (Pro. 6:17) when God has said, “Thou Shalt have no other gods before me”. (Deut. 5:7) Adeline Caines came to tell us that.

We have believed for far to long that we have no obligation to others (Num. 35:1, Matt. 22:37-40), but that others are obligated to us (Matt. 7:12, Rom. 13:8-10) Adeline Caines came to tell us that.

(LiveActionNews) — Tiny Adelaide Caines lived only one hour after birth, but her parents are hoping their precious daughter’s life and death will change the face of the abortion debate in the United Kingdom. Literally.

On December 27, 2013, Emily Caines, 24 weeks pregnant at the time, began to bleed heavily and was rushed to Southmead Hospital in Bristol. The medical center there had a special unit for premature babies, something Emily and her husband Alistair hoped could save their little girl’s life. Emily had already lost her first daughter, Isobelle, in 2011, due to preterm labor which began at 23 weeks, so the couple had rejoiced when Emily’s second pregnancy made it to the 24 week mark.

Reaching 24 weeks gestation meant this time, medical professionals would be obligated to attempt to save their baby’s life if any complications arose. When Emily made it to that mark, she and Alistair purchased a little outfit and stuffed animal for their unborn daughter, and felt hope rising.

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