Archive for February, 2011
From Walter Hoye:
Cerebral Palsy and Preterm Birth
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a condition where the brain does not properly control muscles and movement. According to Brent Rooney, M.Sc. Byron C. Calhoun, M.D., M.B.A. and Lisa E. Roche, J.D., extremely preterm birth (XPB) infants (i.e., infants delivered at less than 28.0 weeks gestation) have a 129 times higher risk of Cerebral Palsy when compared to full-term infants. So what causes such disparity? Induced Abortion (IA). Rooney, Calhoun and Roche found numerous studies have shown a statistically significant increase in risk of EBP or XPB in women with a history of induced abortion compared with women with no prior IA. About 43% of pregnancies in Black American women end in IA. 
Induced Abortion and Racial Disparity in Preterm Births
Between 1980 and 2005, the United States preterm birth (PTB) rate increased by 43% (from 8.9% to 12.7%). Black American women have triple the risk of early preterm birth (EPB), defined as delivery at less than 32.0 weeks gestation, and quadruple the risk of extremely preterm birth (XPB), defined as delivery at less than 28.0 weeks gestation, compared with non-black American women (1.39% in blacks vs. 0.35% in whites). Again, according to the Rooney, Calhoun and Roche study, published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Volume 13, Number 4 in the Winter of 2008, in 1987, Harvard researchers led by Ellice Lieberman reported that black women in the Boston area with more than one prior IA had 1.9 times the odds of a PTB compared to black women with no prior IA. In 2006 and 2007, the Institute of Medicine confirmed that “prior first trimester induced abortion” is an “immutable medical risk factor associated with preterm birth.” 
- Does Induced Abortion Account for Racial Disparity in Preterm Births, and Violate the Nuremberg Code?, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Volume 13, Number 4, Winter 2008 (http://bit.ly/aLzL4h).
Left-wing rhetoric vs. reality: It’s too funny.
More Knoxville News Sentinel coverage of our Celebrate Life event.
CBR’s Florida GAP tour continues. Wednesday and Thursday, GAP made it’s 3rd appearance at Florida State University.
Media: FSU Student Newspaper
Great event Monday night at the Knoxville Convention Center with Gov. Mike Huckabee. We had more than 700 in attendance, and we’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback about the event. More about Gov. Huckabee’s remarks later.
- WATE TV
- WBIR TV
- WVLT TV
- Knoxville News Sentinel
- Knoxville News Sentinel – Greg Johnson column
- UTK Daily Beacon
- Tennessee Journalist
- WSMV TV
- Metro Pulse
- The Weekly Standard
- CNN Political Ticker
A good crowd of 40 or so protested outside. The importance of this should not be underestimated. First, how fortunate we are to live in America, where the right of every person speak his or her mind is protected. The public debate and dialogue is a healthy process that shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Second, the presence of protesters is another affirmation that our strategy is working. If the abortion photos had no effect, the pro-abortion folks would just ignore us as irrelevant. In fact, showing abortion pictures is the one thing that pro-aborts fear most, because the pictures make it impossible for people to ignore or trivialize abortion. The images raise awareness and force the other side to defend an obviously horrifying act of violence against a defenseless human being.
BTW, our new video was very well received:
CBR is following the model of social reform demonstrated by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Lewis Hine, the American abolitionists of the 1800s, and William Wilberforce and Thomas Clarkson, who helped end the slave trade in England.
Dr. King found ways to show people what racism really looked like. Pictures of racist attacks on TV and in magazines opened people’s eyes and helped end segregation in less than 10 years.
CBR uses this same model of social reform to open people’s eyes to the truth about abortion.
Here is the video we’ll be showing tonight at our Celebrating Life event.
I’m in Pensacola today, along with Seth Drayer and Mark Harrington, training students how to defend the pro-life position on campus. This training is part of a 2-week tour of Florida being conducted by CBR. We’ll be visiting 4 major universities across the state with our Genocide Awareness Project (GAP).
We have a full house for this training. Among those in attendance include members of the Pensacola Teens for Life, Spring Hill College (Mobile) Students for Life, and a team of Canadian students who are in Florida to learn how to conduct our world-famous GAP outreach. (Either that or they’re trying to escape the snow.)
We are making tentative plans to conduct this training and take GAP to Kentucky early in April.
On my way to Pensacola. Sunday, we are doing our Pro Life Training Academy in preparation for GAP at the University of West Florida Monday and Tuesday. I’ll won’t be able to stay for the GAP, however, because of our big Celebrating Life event in Knoxville Monday night.
Speaking of Celebrating Life, we’re sold out! How about that! Hope to see you there!
In an online debate on the Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch, the pro-aborts were incredulous.
I referenced a study by Life Dynamics in which a woman, posing as a 13-year-old girl, called more than 800 PP and National Abortion Federation (NAF) abortion clinics and said that she wanted an abortion. Her reason? She and her 22-year-old boyfriend did not want her parents to find out about the relationship. In every state, this is statutory rape. In every state, health care providers are required by law to report the abuse.
Even though many of the clinic workers openly acknowledged that the relationship was illegal and they were legally required to report, the overwhelming majority readily agreed agreed to conceal this illegal sexual activity. When PP and other family planning service providers ignore child abuse reporting laws, they help predatory men continue their ongoing sexual abuse of children.
More recenly, PP personnel have been caught on videotape offering to assist pimps running underage prostitution rings. Each claimed to have girls working for him who were as young as 14 or 15 years old, many of whom couldn’t speak English. One such tape was the subject of the Times-Dispatch story.
In the online debate, one of the pro-aborts challenged challenged all of this by asking, “Why would PP want to cover up sexual abuse of a 13-year-old minor child?”
Good question. Here is an edited version of my reply:
You ask why PP would want to cover up sexual abuse of a 13-year-old minor child. Good question. I can’t fully answer, but here’s what I can say.
Obviously, abortion clinics know they will sell more abortions, more birth control products, and more treatments for sexually transmitted diseases when they turn a blind eye to child rape. Men involved with minors need to conceal these sexual relationships, so they will take their underage victims to clinics that offer confidential abortion services and birth control to minors.
But there’s another factor. Many people at PP simply don’t believe a child having consentual sex with an adult is really abuse. They believe that children are sufficiently mature to make decisions regarding their own sexuality, and parents can go pound sand. That includes getting abortions, using birth control, having sex, and apparently even choosing a predatory adult male as a “boyfriend.”
Look at PP’s non-judgmental view on sex. Nothing is out of bounds. Nothing is too extreme. As long as two people consent, then it’s OK. Even sex between very young teenagers is OK if they both want to do it, care about each other, have fun together, etc. (www.TeenWire.com). Even the riskiest behaviors are presented as acceptable for teenage experimentation.
Further, PP and the abortion industry lobby to eliminate any and all laws requiring parental notification of birth control and abortion services to minor children. Where such laws exist, PP is generally very adept at arranging “judicial bypass,” as evidenced by the LiveAction videotapes. Privacy is the highest virture. Minor children are viewed to be sufficiently mature to make their own decisions without parental involvement. In that environment, it’s not surprising that many people in the abortion industry would believe that a 13-year-old girl is sufficiently mature to choose a 22-year-old boyfriend, if she wants to. When you listen to the audiotapes at ChildPredators.com and watch the videos at LiveAction.org, that attitude is apparent.
Finally, they believe any limitations on the abortion industry are just the work of anti-choice extremists and are not worthy of being respected.
Put all of this together, it’s not hard to belive that PP personel could help cover up sexual abuse. It’s profitable for PP and they don’t believe it to be abuse, so they take the law into their own hands and hide the evidence.
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot
“Today Christians spend more money on dog food than missions.” – Leonard Ravenhill
“It will not do to say that you have no special call to go to China. With these facts before you and with the command of the Lord Jesus to go and preach the gospel to every creature, you need rather to ascertain whether you have a special call to stay at home.” – J. Hudson Taylor
“We talk of the second coming, half the world has never heard of the first.” – Oswald J. Smith
“And thus I aspire to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named so that I would not build on another man’s foundation.” – Apostle Paul
“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t.” – John Piper
“Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell, I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of Hell.” – C.T. Studd
“No one has the right to hear the gospel twice, while there remains someone who has not heard it once.” – Oswald J. Smith
When James Calvert went out as a missionary to the cannibals of the Fiji Islands, the ship captain tried to turn him back. “You will lose your life and the lives of those with you if you go among such savages,” he cried. To that, Calvert replied, “We died before we came here.”
“Someone asked ‘Will the heathen who have never heard the Gospel be saved?’ It is more a question with me whether we — who have the Gospel and fail to give it to those who have not — can be saved.” – Charles Spurgeon
“We can reach our world, if we will. The greatest lack today is not people or funds. The greatest need is prayer.” – Wesley Duewel, head of OMS International
“‘Not called!’ did you say? ‘Not heard the call,’ I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin.” – William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army
“The word ‘gospel’ means ‘good news’.” John Willis Zumwalt writes, “The essense of news is that it is new. They have never heard it before. Our neighbors have heard it over and over again.”
“I have but one candle of a life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light” – John Keith Falconer
A people free to choose will always choose peace.
Facts are stubborn things.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we’ve ever known.
Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.
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