June 16, 2009

Abortionist Killed: National News; Abortionist Kills Woman: Ignored

This is from the site JillStanek.com on June 16, 2009:

The following is a statement released today by Eileen Smith (pictured right), mother of 22-year-old Laura Hope Smith (pictured below left), who died on the table during a "safe, legal" abortion on September 13, 2007. There's nothing more I can add.

Abortionist Killed: National News
Abortionist Kills Woman: Ignored

Abortionist George Tiller's death brought an outpouring of national media headlines and Congressional condolences to his family by a resolution approved by the US House. Laura Hope Smith's death at the hands of an abortionist was and continues to be ignored, and her mother's effort to bring it to the attention of her senator was stonewalled.

"Where was the press when my daughter Laura died at the hands of an abortionist?" asks Eileen Smith, Laura's mother. A media search shows mostly news reports from nonprofit organizations, religious news and other alternative media. Laura's death was mentioned 10 months later in one major publication, The Boston Globe, when the abortionist was indicted for manslaughter. It was six weeks before her local paper, The Cape Cod Times, mentioned Laura's death, although it sought out her mother for a two-hour interview just two days after Laura's death. Smith says the local newspaper rationalized delaying a report on Laura's death so it could corroborate it with an autopsy report.

"Since when has news been postponed in lieu of reporting facts, except in the abortion deaths of the mothers?" asks Smith. "I have to believe that it is only because the media's bias toward abortion determines what makes news," she said.

"If Laura had died falling off a bike or in a car accident, it would have been in the paper the next day," she said. "My daughter walked into that abortion facility healthy, and she left dead," Smith said.

Smith believes Tiller's death is another senseless killing in the history of abortion, adding to the 50 million untimely deaths of unborn babies, including the 60k viable babies aborted by Tiller. "His death is a tragedy, but so are all the lives that were taken by him and the lives of over 400 women who have died as a result of an abortion," said Smith.

The abortionist was indicted by a grand jury for manslaughter in the death of Laura, following an investigation by local police and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. The District Attorney found the abortionist's conduct to be "willful, wanton, and reckless" because he sedated Laura with level three drugs without any means of cardiac monitoring or blood pressure cuff; had no assistant who could administer sedation, monitor the patient, or assist in resuscitating her; and, "failed to timely initiate a call to 911." The board also alleged that the abortionist made false statements.

"I call on the media to report deaths like Laura's," said Smith. "If Tiller's death merits national news, so does a death at the hands of an abortionist," she added.

[Photo attributions: voicesoftruth.net]And here is the rest of it.

June 14, 2009

Should God Be The Focus When Spreading The Pro-Life Message?

There's a subtle debate within the pro-life community: God or no God as a focus when discussing the abortion issue. Both approaches have been successful in certain instances. 40 Days For Life has proven that when thousands pray in front of abortion mills many innocent lives can be saved. For years others have spread the message of Jesus to those on the verge of having an abortion. Many pro-life organizations believe that stressing God and the Bible is the main requirement when promoting the pro-life cause.

On the other hand, several groups such as Justice For All and The Center For Bio-ethical Reform show graphic photos, but do not prominently stress God when discussing the issue on campuses even though Christians are behind these organizations. There is even a group called Pro-Life Union For Secularity and Godlessprolifers.org. An organization called Created4life in the UK sets up tables of fetal models and then interacts with people about the abortion issue without stressing God or religion.

What does the Bible say about abortion? I have heard the argument that it never mentions the word abortion or the specific act of killing the baby in the womb. Actually, that is correct as far as it goes, but the Bible doesn't specifically say that it's wrong to murder by handgun or car bomb either. There are plenty of other examples of killing that are not spelled out precisely in the Bible, but God obviously condemns.

To say that abortion is wrong, one must state that the unborn entity is a human. There are examples in the Bible that state this clearly.

Genesis 25:21-22 - Now Isaac pleaded with with the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived. But the children struggled within her ...

Luke 1:41 - And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb...

Psalm 139:13 - For you formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother's womb.

Job 31:15 - Did He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same One fashion us in the womb?

Jeremiah 1:5 - Before I formed you in the womb I knew you ...

Since these objects in the womb are considered humans by God, then what does God say about the killing of humans. In the Ten Commandments, it states You shall not commit murder. That sounds specific enough to me.

It's obvious that the pro-life position can be argued without any reference to God or the Bible, but every argument can be traced back to a moral belief that abortion is the killing of a human. This moral foundation that abortion is killing derives from somewhere, and that "somewhere" isn't some vague nebulous place. That moral foundation comes from God. Atheists can argue the case against abortion, but that foundational belief has to have its origins from somewhere. For those who say that their moral foundation states that abortion is not killing, or it is acceptable killing, then that view obviously cannot be based on God.

In arguing the case against abortion, initially bringing up God or quoting from scripture may turn away many who might otherwise listen to your argument. They often don't see it as an abortion discussion, but a case where you are trying to shove your religion on them. The pro-life position can easily be made in terms of embryology or just using the logic of the location or development argument in comparing the unborn to the newborn. The discussion can work it's way to the fundamental moral beliefs that both of you have. Then God and the Bible can be brought into the debate, without turning them off.

What is the goal of promoting the pro-life position? It should be the reduction or elimination of abortion. God and the Bible can be incorporated into this argument, and consequently bring people to Christ. But if one comes through the front door with Christianity, it seems that the task of reducing abortion will be doubly difficult. You are now trying to convince them how important Christianity should be to them, while also trying to convince them that abortion is an unacceptable practice.

There's a disturbing situation that has come to light in the last year. What if you're a Christian, but supported and voted for Obama and others who are extreme proponents of abortion. Unfortunately, there are millions in this country who did just that. The Catholic Church, of course, is very vocal about pro-life beliefs, but a whopping 54% of Catholics voted for Obama. Even the most visible Catholic university, Notre Dame, had him speak at their commencement exercises. Of self-professed evangelicals, 38% voted for Obama. Then you are dealing with an entirely different approach to the abortion issue. The focus should be on the contradiction of believing in pro-life values, but voting for someone whose beliefs are totally opposite of those values. I think it is obvious that the pro-life issue isn't that important to these Christians. Then the goal is to shine the light on the issue so it will be prominent in their minds in future elections.

June 3, 2009

The Left Should Be Blamed For the Death Of ...

At this time the message is that whoever is pro-life is a co-conspirator in the death of George Tiller. From what I've read, if you ever called abortion murder or said George Tiller was a murderer, then you actually helped pull the trigger. According to the Leftists, any pro-lifer is now a Jihadist, just like the Department of Homeland Security stated we were.

If we are to be blamed for the death of George Tiller, then Al Gore should be blamed for the killing and destruction that Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, did. He had Al Gore's book, Earth in the Balance, in his tiny cabin, and Kaczynski's manifesto is very similar to what Al Gore wrote in his book.

The Left led by Barack Obama should be blamed for the death of Andrew Long, the Army recruiter in Arkansas who was killed by a Muslim. They should be blamed because they are often trashing the military, while supporting Islamic terrorists at Guantanamo Bay.

The Hollywood Left and the video gaming industry should be blamed for every murder in this country, because, of course, they both glorify killing, which makes the average citizen kill.

Of course, these examples are ridiculous, but there seems to be just as much or even more of a connection then blaming pro-lifers for Tiller's death.

It's the same old line by the media and the Left. As usual, they just want to shut up any dissenting view of abortion. It's an attempt to scare every pro-lifer to never call abortion what it really is - murder. And if we don't shut up, I wouldn't be surprised if pro-life speech is covered under future hate crimes legislation. It's a small step from anti-homosexual opinions being called hate speech to outlawing and punishing any reference to calling abortion murder.

There's one proper response to all of this. Do not stop focusing on the death of over one million babies a year in the United States! In fact, double the efforts to tell and show what abortion really is. Do not let the Left control the agenda on this issue. There are a number of hypocrisies in the Left's view that are fairly obvious, i.e., their view of torture when it pertains to terrorists compared to their view of torture of the unborn baby. We need to constantly bring out their inconsistencies and put them on the spot. Who knows, maybe some will actually see the hypocrisy of their views.

June 1, 2009

An Abortionist was Aborted Yesterday

I have read many responses to the killing of George Tiller, but there is one that is a little different. This is an interesting response from Bryan Kemper of Stand True, www.standtrue.com

An Abortionist was Aborted Yesterday – Stand True's Response

Yesterday morning, abortionist George Tiller was aborted as he walked into his church. Someone decided to take the law into their own hands and abort him for what he has done to thousands of innocent little baby boys and girls.

Stand True does not believe in aborting abortionists and denounces this violent act. Answering the violence of abortion with more violence will not serve the babies or help the pro-life movement in any way. We are praying for the family of George Tiller and those in his church while he was shot. We know that healing can come through Jesus and pray those involved in the abortion industry will turn to Christ.

I am sure some of you are trying to figure out why I would be so insensitive as to use the term “aborted” when referring to the murder of George Tiller. I wonder of those who think I am being insensitive are also people who would be mad when I use the term “murdered” when talking about babies who are aborted? In all reality I am being very sensitive to the abortion industry by saying he was aborted, since that is the term they like to use to describe the taking of a life.

While this may sound very sarcastic, I am truly saddened by yesterday's events. However I am also saddened that yesterday, 4,000 babies were also murdered. I am saddened that today, 4,000 babies will be murdered. I am saddened that tomorrow, 4,000 babies will be murdered.

I am saddened that the news media will not be reporting on the horrific fate of those 4,000 innocent babies who are just as human as and deserving of the same protection as George Tiller.

I am saddened that the police who so diligently searched for and apprehended the man who aborted George Tiller; are the same police who protect the men and women who abort little baby boys and girls.

I listened to commentators talking on the news about how we need to “tone down” our rhetoric to avoid violence. What they refuse to see is that our rhetoric is crying out against violence, the violence of child killing. We are the ones who are trying to bring an end to violence and 4,000 murders a day.

I have seen what happens is the past when an abortionist is aborted, the pro-life movement seems to shy away from action. I have seen people drop out of the movement and back away from getting involved.

If anything, we need to step up our fight against violence and the killing of human persons. What yesterday showed us is that hearts have been hardened to life and we must shine the light of Christ and Hope into this dark world even brighter then ever.

I urge all of you who believe in the sanctity of human life to stay focused. Do not let this despicable act of cowardice sway you from standing up and being a voice for the babies. I know things will be tough, as people will judge us just for being associated with pro-life. We must reiterate that the abortion of George Tiller was not a pro-life act, just as the murder of 4,000 children a day are not pro-life acts.

As for using the term “aborted” when referring to the death of George Tiller. I will stop using that term when the pro-abortion industry starts calling abortion “homicide”, which is what it is. I am simply using their own term to describe the taking of a human life; they should have no problem with it.

For Christ I stand,

Bryan Kemper