A School Tried To Shut Down Student’s Pro-Life Club, But It Just Backfired

When 16-year-old Angelique Clark planned to put her pro-life passion into practice, she proposed the formation of a new club at her school. When administrators at Las Vegas’ West Career and Technical Academy told her such a group would not be allowed, however, she opted to stand up for her beliefs.

After securing the representation of the Thomas More Society, Clark recently scored a victory in her battle with the school. Though Clark initially shied away from taking her case to court, she explained to the Las Vegas Review-Journal that school officials continually refused to acknowledge the legal precedent she claimed to have in establishing the pro-life club.

Last month, the two parties arrived at a settlement that resulted in the dismissal of the case. As part of the agreement, the school must approve Clark’s club and treat it the same as any other comparable student group.

The Clark County School District additionally agreed to pay Clark’s legal expenses in the sum of $30,000.

Clubs are now being treated the same, Clark explained, though that means all such clubs now have less freedom of expression as a result. Previously, club leaders could include special announcements with their schedules, though after Clark’s club was approved, she said administrators limited such bulletins to information such as the time and location of meetings.

As for the club, Clark said at least 15 students have already joined as another 60 have expressed interest.

“I do have a lot of support,” she confirmed, “—more than pushback.”

The teen concluded that this situation has given her the confidence to help other students who feel they are being mistreated.

“Never back down from an administration,” she urged those in a similar position. “It’s a misconception that students have different rights than anyone else.”

Tears For Gosnell’s House Of Horrors

I recently saw the documentary “3801 Lancaster: An American Tragedy.” I went home and cried. I don’t mean tears of joy. No, I cried.

The last time I cried was when my dad died. The last time before that I can easily remember crying was when I was in the fifth grade and a friend was struck by a car and killed.

“3801 Lancaster” is about the work of physician Kermit Gosnell. Dr. Gosnell performed late-term abortions, the abortions that most other providers refused to do but for which they would refer clients to Gosnell. But it was not late-term abortions that led to the search warrant of Gosnell’s establishment; it was a drug investigation. The Philadelphia police who had seen a lot in their work on the streets had never seen anything like what they found at the address of 3801 Lancaster.

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What they found was a filthy medical facility. For example, a cat roamed freely, and there were uncleaned litter boxes through the building. There was nothing that even remotely approached sterile. Indeed, only one pair of surgical scissors was found in the entire establishment. But the unsanitary conditions were just the beginning.

There were dozens of frozen human fetuses whose spinal cords had been severed by being cut with scissors. These were human babies who would have been able to survive outside the womb. Gosnell justified severing the spinal cords as doing so would end the pain the baby was experiencing. There were specimen jars with human feet saved in them, some of them labeled with the names of clients. One of Gosnell’s victims came to learn that her name was on one of these jars. Gosnell had saved the feet of her baby. Imagine the horror and shock of learning that! During the investigation, it was also found that some women had died as a result of the procedures performed on them at Gosnell’s facility.

The documentary made me think of the book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote to persuade those who were “moderates” on the issue of slavery that slavery was evil. These moderates personally would not own slaves, and wished it was not in their community, but thought that it was a necessary evil that could not be eliminated. Stowe wanted those readers to know that their refusal to oppose all slavery promoted the worst of slavery.

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We have a parallel situation today. There are moderates who are uncomfortable with abortion, and wish it were not in their community, but do not want to deny people access to abortion. While troubling, they think there is little wrong with first-trimester abortions done in ostensibly warm, fuzzy, clean clinics. However, the warm and fuzzy clinics supported Gosnell—referring many patients to him. Those who want to think of themselves as moderates are in league with the extremists. Anything less than support for the freedom of all was support for Simon LeGree—the brutal Louisiana plantation owner in Beecher Stowe’s classic. Anything less than support for the right to life is support for the Gosnells of the world.

Gosnell’s facility was able to operate for decades because the government of the state of Pennsylvania had a policy of not inspecting abortion facilities. The government officials believed that some facilities would fail inspections. Closing, or temporarily shutting down, abortion facilities would make it harder for some women to obtain abortions. Clearly these officials, such as Governor Tom Ridge, were not concerned with women’s health. Many of them were pro-abortion, wanting abortions to take place even in facilities that would fail inspection.

Many women and men have been victims of the abortion industry and suffer from guilt. Forgiveness can be obtained. For those who need help in finding forgiveness beyond the spiritual realm, I recommend calling your local crisis pregnancy center. They are staffed by caring people who will not judge. Most centers have people on their staff who have been through abortions and found forgiveness.

Healing and forgiveness can be found, even with tragedies like 3801 Lancaster.

Millions Watched This Popular TV Show’s Latest Episode – Many Are ‘Disgusted’ By This Abortion Scene

As Planned Parenthood and its sycophants celebrate yet another attempt to use the entertainment media as a tool of indoctrination, viewers across America are outraged at the spectacle of an abortion performed to the hymn Silent Night.

In its winter finale Thursday, the show Scandal depicted one character fighting a bill to defund Planned Parenthood while lead character Olivia Pope had an abortion.

“Last night’s episode of ABC’s Scandal was pretty much an hour-long advertisement for Planned Parenthood,” said a statement from the Media Research Center, released Friday after the show aired. “In the most disturbing scene, the main character has an abortion to Silent Night (a hymn celebrating the birth of Jesus) playing in the background… This is Hollywood’s moral depravity on full display.”

“ABC’s Scandal just crossed a sickening line in the episode Baby It’s Cold Outside. The entire hour was an advertisement for Planned Parenthood, but the absolute worst scene was a montage set to the Christmas hymn Silent Night, a song that celebrates the birth of Christ, while main character Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has an abortion,” wrote Alexa Moutevelis Coombs. “It is a truly vile scene, stomach-churning scene.”

The show further trashes the concept of family at the most family time of the year.

“Family is a burden … a pressure point, soft tissue, an illness, an antidote to greatness,” Olivia’s father, Eli, says in the show. “You think you’re better off with people who rely on you, depend on you, but you’re wrong, because you will inevitably end up needing them, which makes you weak, pliable. Family doesn’t complete you. It destroys you.”

Planned Parenthood, of course, praised the episode.

“We applaud (show creator) Shonda Rhimes tonight — and every Thursday night – for proving that when women are telling our stories, the world will pause and watch. We just hope those in Congress — and throughout the nation — who are steadfast on rolling the clock back on reproductive health care access are taking note,” its statement said.

Others disagreed.

“Hollywood takes advantage of our entertainment-minded non-judgmentalism and attempts to extend it to our general moral calculus,” conservative columnist Ben Shapiro wrote on Breitbart. “It’s gross, and it is a violation of the unspoken compact between entertainers and their audiences. Decent people ought to tune out of Shonda Rhimes’ leftist tripe.”

h/t: IJReview

Christian Leader Stuns By Saying This 1 Thing Should ‘Disqualify’ Ben Carson From Being President

The case of Terri Schiavo gripped the country in 2002. Schiavo, a Florida resident, was kept alive by a feeding tube after she suffered a brain injury from an unknown cause, which left her brain deprived of oxygen and kept her in a vegetative state for over 12 years. The press reported on the bitter fight between Schiavo’s parents and Mark Schiavo, her husband. The parents wanted to keep her alive in hopes that she could make a recovery, but her husband desired to honor her living will wishes. He said Schiavo’s wishes were to die without being resuscitated if ever she were incapacitated and living only via machinery and feeding tubes.

At the time, Jeb Bush was the Governor of Florida. Bush tried to intervene in Schiavo’s death by issuing an order for police and EMS to enter the nursing home where she was staying and re-attach the feeding tube that a judge had ordered removed. The police refused to comply with the order, and Schiavo passed away.

Now, in 2015, LifeSiteNews is reporting that Carson said the Schiavo case was “much ado about nothing,” a reference to the Shakespeare play but also a nuance for a commonly used phrase, “no big deal.” Carson elaborated that physicians deal with death and issues of dying daily, and that he thought the physicians’ job was to keep the patient comfortable instead of keeping the patient alive indefinitely.

Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue, a pro-life group, told LifeSiteNews: “We have seen what it is like to have a president who does not value every life equally, and we certainly do not need another…In my opinion, Ben Carson’s statement dismissing Terri’s life as ‘nothing,’ and Jeb Bush’s failure to take action to save Terri, has disqualified them both from the office of president.”

Rev. Patrick Mahoney told LifeSiteNews, with respect to Carson’s comment: “It is hard to imagine any more insensitive and uncaring language describing the tragic circumstances of Terri Schiavo’s death. With comments like this, one shudders at what kind of Presidential policies he would have concerning end-of-life issues and working with the disability community.”

Back in August, LifeSiteNews reported that Carson had recommended the use of RU-486, called the “day after pill,” and had referred women for abortions when fetal abnormalities were present, which ironically stands in contrast to his comments that he believes that all life begins at inception. LifeSiteNews also reported that Carson had no problem with fetal tissue research being conducted on babies that had already been aborted.

Do you think Carson isn’t as anti-abortion as he claims?

America, Is It A Foreign Enemy Attacking You?

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” – James Madison

I often find myself bewildered at the people in this country as to how blatantly blind and deaf they are to the issues that are directly in front of their faces (Matthew 13:14-15).

In this country, people are led to believe, through the lying state-controlled narrative, that the only people who are under attack by some dictator are in a third world nation.

So, without further ado, let me lay some questions for you to ponder and to consider.

Since September 11, 2001, who has been creating unconstitutional bureaucracies to further control and oppress the American people? Has it been a third world foreign dictator?

Was the unconstitutional Patriot Act enacted by a foreign government? The Patriot Act was not read by one representative and was pushed through at 3:45 am!

Or what of the unconstitutional Department of Homeland Security, which is premised on a pretended authority, stacking oversight and control over to those who are known Muslim Brotherhood operatives (Fox in the chicken coop)? Is this done by a foreign dictator?

The Transportation Security Administration violates Americans traveling to and fro. Remember, this does not apply to illegal immigrants. They are there to harass Americans, a clear violation of the 4th amendment of the Bill of Rights.

Is it a foreign third world dictator who is labeling American Christians and patriots as the enemies of the state?

Is it a foreign third world dictator who is covering up for terrorists?

Is it a foreign third world dictator who is being sued by governors on the southern borders who were magnifying the laws of our constitutional republic against illegal immigrants?

Is it a foreign government attempting to divide and conquer the America people in hopes of domestic insurrection?

Or was it a foreign third world dictator who released 179,027 illegal felons onto the streets, endangering the lives of Americans, last week?

Is it a foreign third world dictator who seeks to strip Americans of the RIGHT to bear arms?

Is it a foreign third world dictator trying to demoralize America through the redefinition of God’s design for marriage? (Ephesians 5:31)

Is it a foreign third world dictator attempting to force Americans to pay for the socialist blueprint and unconstitutional “Obamacare”? (Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution)

Is it a foreign third world dictator sending out spoilers to destroy groups that oppose his dangerous ideologies through the Internal Revenue Services?

Is it a foreign third world dictator promoting and identifying America as a democracy to destroy America’s constitutional republic? (Article 4, Section 4 of the United States Constitution)

Is it a foreign third world dictator who is illegally (Article 10 of The Bill of Rights) indoctrinating America’s youth through International Baccalaureate (Global education schemes), No Child Left Behind or Common Core?

Was it a foreign third world dictator who sanctioned the murder of 3 to 4,000 innocent babies in the womb per day (Proverbs 6:17), totaling 55-60 million murdered babies, which is equivalent to 18 states?

Is it a foreign third world dictator who is attacking America’s Christian heritage and the American Constitution?

Is it a foreign third world dictator who is defending, supporting and promoting America’s sworn enemies?

Is it a foreign third world dictator who is lying to the American people on a daily basis?

Is it a foreign third world dictator who has transgressed the Constitution and behaved badly over 1,063 times in the last 6 years?

Finally, is it the American people who have tolerated those who have committed the crimes of a foreign third world dictator in their own country? Why, yes, it is!

“When God wants to judge a nation, He gives them wicked rulers. –John Calvin, Leviticus 26:14-46, Deuteronomy 28:14-68

And while the American people stand back and complain of a criminal administration violating the constitutional covenant, they fail to remember that they are guilty of violating God’s (Deuteronomy 7:10; Hosea 4).

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