Brooke Shields’ Grandfather Paid To Have Her Murdered, But Her Heroic Mom Saved The Day

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Brooke Shields revealed in her latest book that her paternal grandfather paid her mother to have an abortion.

The book, There Was a Little Girl, is Shields’ second autobiographical work.

Shields writes that her grandfather “discreetly slid (my mother) an envelope and asked her to take care of the ‘situation.’”

She also writes that, upon discovering the pregnancy, her father “must have felt a sense of panic—and rightfully so. He wasn’t ready to be a father. He was just starting his life in business and was forced to travel a lot. He had less money than one would think, and he was still a baby himself.”

Shields writes that her father did not know how to handle the situation, but must have told his dad, who in turn confronted her mother.

The grandfather did meet with Shield’s mother and tried to convince her to terminate the pregnancy because it might get the father kicked off the Social Register.

Shields states: “Basically, it just wouldn’t look good for my dad to father a child with somebody from Newark.”

Shields’ mother took the cash from the grandfather but decided not to have an abortion.Instead, she went to a favorite antique store to buy a cherrywood oval coffee table.

She writes that her mother was “defiant as always” and “knew she wanted a baby and that was that.”

Shields writes that “that table would become a favorite standing stool for me as I grew up.I remember teething on it and loving to repeatedly fold the sides up and down. The table saved my life and helped me to stand.”

It’s no wonder that Shields said in an interview in 1991 that “Too many people use abortion as a form of birth control. And that’s very wrong. I could never, ever have an abortion.”

 

h/t: Breitbart

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Wendy Davis Was Right—Just Look At Obama’s Destruction Of Black America

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Democratic Texas State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis was heavily criticized for a political ad she ran against her disabled Republican opponent, Greg Abbott. To clarify, she did not claim Abbott was an unfit candidate because he is disabled—that would be discriminatory.

She argued, and rightfully so, that Greg Abbott politicizes his disability; yet he actively ruled and legally fought against the blind, deaf, and those with amputees among others. Despite his successful lawsuit for the injury he incurred 30 years ago, Abbott has consistently blocked disabled Texans from suing the state for discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Davis’s logic, however, reveals the same fallacies about herself. She claims as a woman to support policies that safeguard and empower women, yet has little to show for it. Consider the issue of birth control, for example. Davis, like the majority of female elected officials, claims women should have unfettered access to it. Yet, the birth control medications available and readily prescribed to healthy young women—Depo Provera, Ortho Evra, and the Nuvo Ring—are killing and/or destroying women’s health.

Davis is not “standing with” the women who cite numerous examples in class actions lawsuits of the life-long and life-threatening health conditions they suffer because of these drugs: blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, heart attacks, blood disorders, sterilization, and death. Young women are dropping dead, and Davis is silent.

But more importantly, the first black president of the United States has caused more harm to black Americans than most of his predecessors.

Barack Obama’s policies of “hope” and “change” have increased long-term unemployment by 14 percent since he took office, increased the national debt more than all of his predecessors combined, increased inflation 43 percent more than President Bush, and caused more Americans to lose their health insurance and access to medical care than ever before.

Under the first black president, black unemployment is higher; and black participation in the labor force (60.2 percent) is at its lowest since December 1977. Both unemployment and underemployment among blacks is more than double that of whites according to national labor statistics.

In Obama’s Illinois, it’s worse—less than 50 percent of blacks are employed. They face significant challenges in a state whose food-stamp enrollment outpaces job creation by nearly 2 to 1, and ranks last of all 50 states in job creation. In fact, Illinoisians are leaving the state at a rate of one person every ten minutes because of Obama’s disastrous economic policies.

Obama’s economic policies have fostered a cycle of abject poverty and erosion of societal cohesion distinguished by the largest increase in criminal activity in nearly two decades. Federal statistics reveal that violent crime since 2011 is at an all-time high, with a significant increase of racially motivated hate crimes and “violent victimizations” of whites by blacks.

Worse still, black on black violence is escalating. In 2010, for example, 55 percent of homicide victims who were shot were black. Statistics indicate that 90 percent of black murder victims are killed by blacks.

In Obama’s Chicago, a city with some of the strictest gun laws in the country, there are more murders committed than in New York City or Los Angeles. In 2012, for example, compared to Chicago’s 512 murders, there were 418 in New York City and 298 in Los Angeles. Yet, Chicago is one third smaller than New York City and has one million fewer people than Los Angeles.

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Ministry Saves Lives By Following Call Of Christ

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America is more pro-life now than at any time in the last half century. Close to sixty percent of us believe human life begins at conception, and close to eighty percent believe it’s just plain wrong for taxpayers to fund the termination of unborn children. This attitude squares nicely with the Christian scriptures, although it is squarely out of step with most governmental leaders. (More on that later.) This pro-life majority came about as the fruit of thousands fighting the culture wars God’s way instead of their way.

In Luke 10, Jesus sends seventy apostles out to share His revelation throughout Israel and Judea. His instructions were explicit: bless everyone they could, hang out with them and enjoy their company, meet their needs as the Holy Spirit provided, and share their stories of encounter with the Living God. The world thinks this is a silly way to fight a war, but that depends on the war and the objective of winning. I praise God for our military people who stand ready to protect me and my family from violent invasion, but I don’t want to be protected against the lost. I want to be able to reach out to them as I was reached out to forty-five years ago. Most people who want abortions are lost beneath the pressure of their circumstances. Forty Days for Life has one of the best track records for relieving people in crisis of that pressure. They are one of the principal reasons for the current pro-life majority in America.

Founded by David Bereit and Shawn Carney in 2004, they gathered volunteers to stand in front of abortion clinics and do what Jesus told His seventy friends to do — in that order, nothing more and nothing less. Mareza is one of the people who got blessed in that first campaign which saw a near thirty percent reduction in abortions in Bryan College Station, Texas. She encountered a lone volunteer standing on a wintery morning in front of the clinic she and her friend entered to abort her baby. The man said, “God bless you. God bless both of you. Actually, God bless all three of you.” Through her tears – even now – Mareza says she marched into the clinic, turned around, and marched back out – still carrying the child inside her womb. Fueled by word of mouth, the movement went national in 2007 and was soon an international phenomenon. Today, six hundred twenty-five thousand volunteers conduct semi-annual campaigns in five hundred forty cities in twenty-four nations.

Forty Days has never wavered from their basic strategy of blessing. They count nine thousand unborn lives saved, not to mention the physical and spiritual trauma to moms they avert. (Abortion is not the safe procedure it is advertised to be.) More than one hundred workers have left their clinic jobs and nearly sixty centers have closed in the wake of the peaceful and loving witness of these humble people. Appointments for abortions tend to decline by seventy-five percent on days the volunteers are on duty. Their ministry addresses the number one cause of death in the world today – abortion – and gives people involved an opportunity to choose life.

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A Law Passed In Texas Last Year Has Ended Up Saving 9,200 Lives, ALREADY

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Following statewide restrictions partially implemented late last year, Texas has seen a precipitous drop in the rate of abortions performed within its borders. According to a recent Texas Policy Evaluation Project report, the reduction is already noticeable – abortions fell by about 13 percent since November – even though some of the regulations have yet to be enacted.

In real numbers, the report indicates that there were 9,200 more unborn children murdered in Texas during the year prior to the passage of HB2 in comparison to the year since the law first passed the state legislature.

According to the Huffington Post, the limitations already being placed on abortion providers include mandates that such facilitators maintain admitting privileges at a nearby medical center and a prohibition on abortions performed after the 20th week of pregnancy.

The law also places limits on the availability of non-surgical abortions performed during the early stages of pregnancy.

Later this year, another restriction will take effect forcing abortionists to ply their deadly trade in an ambulatory surgical center.

Rather than comply with the new law, multiple abortion facilities simply opted to shut down. Nearly half – 19 of 41 – that were in business prior to the passage of HB2 are currently shuttered. When the final aspect of the law is implemented this September, the Huffington Post reports that only six abortion facilities are expected to remain open in the state.

While pro-life advocates see these results as a promising trend toward a nation in which unborn children are not systematically killed in the womb, some experts see a dark side in the reduction.

Ibis Reproductive Health executive Daniel Grossman, for example, told the Huffington Post that he foresees a rise in the number of attempted self-abortions in Texas.

“Depending on the method used and when in pregnancy women attempt to do this,” he warned, “there may be health risks for women associated with self-induction.”

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If This Senator Has His Way True Christians Won’t Be Allowed To Own Businesses Anymore

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In light of the recent Supreme Court decision defending the right of certain business owners to opt out of ObamaCare contraception mandates that violate their religious convictions, many leftist proponents of socialized healthcare have openly ridiculed the ruling and those who may benefit from it.

Among the latest to weigh in is Democrat New York Sen. Chuck Schumer. In a press conference this week, he suggested that anyone whose religion teaches that the murder of an unborn child is wrong should simply not open a business in America.

“You’re born with a religion or you adopt a religion,” he asserted. “You have to obey the precepts of that religion and the government gives you a wide penumbra – you don’t have to form a corporation.”

He went on to criticize the Supreme Court for what he contends is a misinterpretation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was used as a basis for the majority opinion in the case.

“When we wrote RFRA back in 1993,” he continued, “we did so to protect individuals with strong religious beliefs and give them the presumption they have always enjoyed.”

Schumer suggested that the court “misapplied” that law to include closely held companies such as craft store chain Hobby Lobby.

“We wouldn’t tell the owners of Hobby Lobby to convert to a different religion or disobey their religion,” he said; “but we don’t say that they have to open up a company and go sell toys or hobby kits.”

Naturally, many who believe the federal government should not mandate what forms of contraception – including drugs some believe are tantamount to murder – private businesses must pay for are disturbed by Schumer’s superciliousness.

Others pointed out the perceived hypocrisy of his selective outrage.

His message was apparently meant to dissuade individuals guided by their faith from pursuing an entrepreneurial career, leading some to wonder about the countless pre-ObamaCare businesses started by religious families.

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