Jivin J's Life Links 11-5-09

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  • National Right to Life's Douglas Johnson has issued a statement on Congressman Ellsworth's "compromise" language in health care reform:
  • "Any House member who votes for the Pelosi rule is voting to establish a federal government insurance plan, the public option, that the bill explicitly authorizes to pay for all elective abortions. When a federal agency pays for abortions, that is federal funding of abortion in reality, whatever contrived labels Speaker Pelosi or her acolytes slap over it....

    The Ellsworth language is a political fig leaf made out of cellophane -- it directs the federal Secretary of Health to hire a contractor to deliver to abortion providers the payments for elective abortions, payments that are explicitly authorized by the bill [on page 110]. This is a money-laundering scheme -- a federally funded 'bag man' will deliver government funds to abortionists. This is federal funding of elective abortion."

    The New York Times also has an article on this issue. I'm struggling to understand why paying a private contractor to handle public funds to pay for abortions would alleviate pro-life concerns.

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  • TX abortionist Curtis Boyd admits to knowing that he's killing:
  • "Am I killing?" Boyd said. "Yes, I am. I know that." Boyd said he is an ordained Baptist minister who has now turned Unitarian. He said he prays often.

    "I'll ask that the spirit of this pregnancy be returned to God with love and understanding," he said.

    If the name sounds familiar it's because Boyd is a long time abortionist who even admits to performing illegal abortions before Roe v. Wade. He had a clinic in NM which was damaged in 2007 after a disgruntled father, upset about his girlfriend's planned abortion, set fire to it.

  • New Zealand researcher David Fergusson has another study out which concludes that abortion ""leads to significant distress in some" women. The study was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry and the New Zealand Herald has an article on it:
  • The study found that women who reported at least one negative reaction had rates of mental health problems "approximately 1.4 to 1.8 times higher than women not exposed to abortion".

    The report concluded: "This evidence raises important questions about the practice of justifying termination of pregnancy on the grounds that this procedure will reduce risks of mental health problems in women having unwanted pregnancy....

    It said the findings did not support the extremes of either the pro-abortion, or pro-life camps. They were "not consistent with strong pro-life positions that depict unwanted pregnancy terminated by abortion as having devastating consequences for women's mental health".

    Nor did they "support strong pro-choice positions that claim unwanted pregnancy terminated by abortion is without mental health risks".

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    Comments:

    Curtis Boyd.

    I can barely stomach reading that. Evil. Evil. Evil.
    He looks so...so...at peace, joyful, happy. Kinda like Leroy Carhart.

    God help us. Please forgive us for the sin of abortion and heal our land.

    Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at November 5, 2009 1:49 PM


    And isn't it obvious that Planned Parenthood is the "private contractor" in the bill?

    Do they think American's are stupid???

    Posted by: Janet at November 5, 2009 1:55 PM


    OK. I don't think I'm stupid, just a really bad typist. LOL.
    that's "Americans", not "American's".

    Posted by: Janet at November 5, 2009 1:59 PM


    You are so right Carla, what a depraved, confused individual Boyd is.

    "Enter God’s kingdom through the narrow gate. The gate is large and the road is wide that lead to death and hell. Many people go that way. But the gate is small and the road is narrow that lead to life. Only a few people find it." Mt 7:13-14

    When I heard this verse quoted at church as a teenager, I had a tough time getting my mind around it.

    Jesus said most people are going to Hell.

    Is that what He really meant? My mind was choking on the concept. If He was going to send the majority of the human race to Hell, why did He make us in the first place.

    The more I studied, the more it made sense.

    1. He didn't create Hell for Man, but for satan and his demons. Man goes there because he chooses to go there, of his own free will, in spite of all of the cultivations of Heaven.

    2. He has made a way for every person to go to Heaven. If they will just seek Him for His will for their lives, which is Salvation and Adoption into His Family, they will find Him and get gloriously saved.

    3. I don't know how anyone could live in this evil, sin-sick, violent, corrupt world and not seek God to try to understand what is going on, why He made the world like this, and why we are here.

    4. Anyone who wants to escape the corruption and evil in this world, and the sin in their own flesh, needs only to call upon the Lord Jesus and receive His gift of Salvation.

    Put yourself in God's shoes: He looks down from Heaven, sees the wickedness, the murders, the rapes, the blasphemy...He sends His Son to live a holy righteous life, as Our Example. Then He sends Him to endure the humiliation and torture of death on the cross, for our sins.

    He raises His Son from the dead, sets Him at His Right Hand, sends His Spirit to empower His Church, and then He watches.

    And waits.

    And only a few seek Him. And only a few get saved. And only a few deny themselves, pick up their cross, and follow Him.

    And when He considers those for whom He died, who don't repent, He weeps.

    He says He will judge us according to our deeds.

    So if we as the human race, take so many of the children He sends us, (approximately 115,000 per day worldwide) and we reject them, and murder them before they are even fully developed; and we take the mother's body which He created to be a nurturing, loving environment; and we take that gift and we turn it into a torture and death chamber...for the most innocent and vulnerable among us, His children, for whom we are given the responsibility to protect and provide for and train to be His servants.

    Where is the injustice when Jesus will cry out with tears and anguish of Heart, "Depart from Me, you workers of iniquity!"?

    If we reject His sacrifice on the cross, and reject His children and murder them, why should He not reject us?

    It is very sad.

    The sorrow and anquish will be so severe, Jesus said, "There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

    Call on Him today.

    Posted by: Ed at November 5, 2009 8:17 PM


    You notice also that it says he prays 'often' Not every day, not 'alot'...but 'often'. That should tell you something about his 'minister' credibility right there.Just my opinion, but in that picture, he looks like a mad scientist. :(

    Posted by: Pamela at November 5, 2009 8:25 PM


    Ed, I'm enjoying life in this world a bit more than you I think.

    Posted by: Hal at November 5, 2009 9:39 PM


    I'm glad you think you are Hal, cause I'm having a blast.

    That doesn't mean I don't grieve for the lost.

    This so-called "dr", who is so deceived and confused that he kills babies (fetus = "baby" Latin) and he thinks it's God's work!

    The world is full of sad stories.

    But Jesus is the answer! He heals the broken-hearted, heals the sick, delivers the captives and oppressed and brings joy and victory to those who are downcast.

    What a privilege to stand in the gap between a lost and dying world and Jesus, the King of kings.

    I'm having a blast, Hal.

    Posted by: Ed at November 5, 2009 10:10 PM


    And I'm not giving up on you either :)

    Posted by: Ed at November 5, 2009 10:13 PM


    sigh...

    as if this life is nothing more than a "Who Can Have The Most Fun?" contest.

    Posted by: xalisae at November 6, 2009 1:57 AM


    My point X is that Jesus said He came that we might have Life, and Life more abundantly. For me, there is a great sense of fulfillment living for Him.

    The real question is what our quality of "life" will be 300 years from now, 500, etc.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HdugdTIS74

    Posted by: Ed at November 6, 2009 6:10 AM


    You make a great point though X. The more research you do into true Christianity, the more you begin to see that we are in the midst of an epic battle between good and evil, light and darkness, Heaven and Hell.

    We each have a vital role to play. Eternal destinies hang in the balance.

    Life isn't about having the most fun, it's about how many people you can help. What's cool is that the more people you help, the more enjoyable and satisfying life is.

    Posted by: Ed at November 6, 2009 6:53 AM


    This is true even when you're trying to help people like Hal. :P

    Posted by: Ed at November 6, 2009 7:01 AM


    "3. I don't know how anyone could live in this evil, sin-sick, violent, corrupt world and not seek God to try to understand what is going on, why He made the world like this, and why we are here."

    That's what I was referring to.

    Posted by: Hal at November 6, 2009 2:29 PM


    I hear you Hal, excellent point.

    For our own well-being we need to balance all of the negative news we are bombared with every day with good, positive, uplifting messages.

    That was probably one of the big factors contributing to the psychiatrist that snapped down at Ft. Hood. His mind was dumpster hearing horror stories from the wars in Iraq and Afganistan.

    This is where I believe a Christian world view could have helped him process all of that garbage. Islam tends to promote more violent solutions.

    Posted by: Ed at November 8, 2009 2:05 PM