Dear Pastor: Why decry human trafficking but ignore abortion?

traffickingby Kelli

We need to ask ourselves why we are openly boasting of our efforts to end human trafficking while remaining mute on the issue of abortion. Are we attacking human trafficking because we are broadly opposed to those who would deny the humanity of the people they wish to treat as commodities? Or are we only opposed to the evil things that are not happening right here within our own congregation. I’ve never seen a human trafficker at our church. But I’ve seen a Planned Parenthood employee at our church. Is our silence a courtesy to her and to any of her clients who happen to attend our services?

I believe we need to act immediately to remedy the moral inconsistency of attacking the issue of human trafficking while remaining mute on the issue of abortion. We need to open our doors to people who work for Planned Parenthood as well as their clients who seek abortions – even if they do so because they see nothing wrong with abortion, or merely abort for purposes of convenience. But we need not accommodate such people to the point of turning our backs on those who need our help when faced with the prospect of having an abortion against their better judgment – whether due to financial or other forms of pressure.

The time has come for us to start a rescue fund for these women. We need to make funds available to help them avoid the abortion choice – and we need to explain that we are doing so because it is not a morally neutral choice. The church, of all places, cannot remain a zone of moral neutrality when it comes to this issue.

~ Mike Adams, sharing the text of a letter he wrote to his pastor regarding human trafficking and abortion,, November 17

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Pro-life vid of day: “They’re just little babies”

by Kelli

In a newly-released Created Equal video, two students on the campus of Columbus State Community College react to viewing actual abortion footage for the first time:

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Pro-abortion “firewall” gone in the Senate?

NARAL has posted this interesting graphic:


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Pro-choice author: Pro-lifers “chain pregnant women to beds”

Atwoodby Carder

… [I]f you are pregnant and you are even suspected of possibly not wanting your baby you can be arrested and chained up to your hospital bed until you have the baby.

Tennessee has just enacted legislation like that. Texas has got it. A number of them have it. And it’s all right-to-life stuff.

~ Feminist author Margaret Atwood (pictured) explaining why her 1985 novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, has gained popularity, via Newsbusters, November 15

Stanek Sunday funnies 11-16-14

Good morning, and Happy Sunday! Here were my top five seven favorite political cartoons for the week. Be sure to vote for your fav in the poll at the bottom of this post!

by Paul Szep at
 by Mike Luckovich at

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Stanek Sunday funnies, “Stupid American voters” edition

At last count there had been six videotapes unearthed of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber blabbing that the massive healthcare bomb passed only due to “lack of transparency” on the part of the Obama administration and Democrats, in conjunction with “the stupidity of the American voter.”

Needless to say, political cartoonists had a field day with these revelations. In honor of those six videos, I’ve chosen six of their best lampoons. Be sure to vote for your favorite in the poll at the bottom of this post!

by Lisa Benson at
 by Gary Varvel at

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Sunday Word: “Each day was like torture as he saw and heard the immoral things people did”


God condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and destroyed them by burning them to ashes. He made those cities an example to ungodly people of what is going to happen to them.

Yet, God rescued Lot, a man who had his approval. Lot was distressed by the lifestyle of people who had no principles and lived in sexual freedom. Although he was a man who had God’s approval, he lived among the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. Each day was like torture to him as he saw and heard the immoral things that people did.

Since the Lord did all this, he knows how to rescue godly people when they are tested. He also knows how to hold immoral people for punishment on the day of judgment.

~ II Peter 2:6-9, God’s Word translation

BREAKING: Judge who served on Planned Parenthood board recuses himself from lawsuit

breakingA federal judge who served as president of Planned Parenthood Association of Cincinnati has recused himself from a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio against the state.

According to, today:

“Sometimes, the perception is as important as the reality,” U.S. District Judge Timothy Black said in a statement. “Although lawyers and judges recognize that an association of more than 25 years ago does not create a conflict of interest, citizens are likely to view that question more viscerally.”

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Deceptive Obamacare architect also behind “Freakonomics” abortion stats

Jon-GruberGruber published a paper during the Clinton administration observing that legalizing abortion saved the government $14 billion in assistance to economically disadvantaged mothers, including African-Americans, and lowered crime.

Gruber argued in his paper that without the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, “marginal children” would have been born to many poor mothers. He said statistics show these children would have been 70% more likely to live in a single-parent family, 40% more likely to live in poverty, 50% more likely to receive welfare and 35% more likely to die as an infant.

Economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner in their bestselling 2005 book Freakonomics, relied on Gruber’s work to argue that legalizing abortion was responsible for an approximately 50% reduction of crime in major urban centers in the early 1990s.

~ Commentator Chelsea Schilling at, writing about Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber (pictured), who was revealed this week to have called Americans “stupid” for believing the Obama administration and Democrats’ admitted “lack of transparency” when pushing their massive healthcare plan

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Stanek wkend Q: Agree with bishop that pro-lifers must support illegal immigration?

illegal-immigrantsFrom Patheos, November 14:

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles… made it clear that any pro-life platform must include respect for the dignity of the immigrant.

Asked whether immigration is connected to the pro-life position, he explained, “Obviously the Church is very concerned about the culture of life. But life from conception until natural death. So all those issues are part of the dignity of the human person. So I think that’s obviously a connection, in the sense that we care about every single person.”…

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by Carder

Emma AyresI was only able to have this abortion because a series of privileges aligned to grant me access to my right…

9. I wasn’t subjected to the abusive requirement of looking at the ultrasound before the procedure. I was given a choice. I said no.

10. I was able to tell my professors and director: “I. Had. An. Abortion. This is a difficult personal/emotional time right now,” and they supported me through it.

11. I found myself in the Rand Theater, flying over an audience, playing Peter Pan, 10 days later.

~ University of Massachusetts student Emma Ayres (pictured) describing eleven reasons why she was privileged to be granted abortion access, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian via Socialist Worker, November 20

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