Video: WATCH Brit Hume’s Epic Anti-Abortion Rant





In the spirit of the March For Life this week, Brit Hume gave his views on the horrors of abortion and how it is disguised with euphemisms like “Pro-Choice” and “reproductive health”. The aptly misnamed organization Planned Parenthood performed 329,445 abortion procedures in 2012.





Planned Parenthood Rep: Christianity “Going Down”





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For those of us so very blessed to have raised our personal white flag in mankind’s inherently fruitless struggle against the Creator, there can be no joy in watching God-deniers continue to labor under the grandest of all deceptions. Regardless of how nasty they may be as individuals, there can be only sadness, genuine pity and prayer.

Still, it is instructive.

When the atheist gives voice to his or her God-denial, it provides those in Truth a small glimpse into the same dark spirit – old as Adam – that prompted the psalmist to observe: “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good” (Psalm 14:1).

Valerie Tarico is one such God-denier. She’s on a fool’s errand. A steadfast disciple to the unholy trinity of “LGBT,” atheism, and pro-abortion activism, Ms. Tarico proudly sits on the Board of Advocates for Planned Parenthood – America’s premier one-stop-death-shop.

For “progressives” like Tarico, the term “religious fundamentalism” is a euphemism for orthodox Christianity. In a tedious, though unintentionally funny screed recently published at Salon.com under the headline: “10 signs that religious fundamentalism is going down,” Ms. Tarico gives empty hope to her fellow hopeless with a word salad steeped in anti-Christian bigotry and wishful thinking. I share excerpts only because they so clearly encapsulate the broader secular-”progressive” mindset. Ms. Tarico’s reflections are so hyperbolic – so far removed from reality – that they require little additional commentary.

“[T]hings are looking bright for those who would like to see humanity more grounded in science and reason,” she begins. “If you are a nonbeliever in the mood for a party, here are 10 reasons to celebrate.”

She then rattles off a litany of tired claims the pagan left has repeated annually since the year 0001.

The nutshell? Atheism is on the rise, while Christianity is in decline. “Queer sexuality” is winning, while “biblical sexuality” is losing, yada, yada, and so forth. (Total truth, of course, can be ignored, disobeyed, denied, temporarily repressed, or masked; but it can never lose.)

“From Hollywood celebs like Cameron Diaz and Angelina Jolie to high school students, skeptics are opening up,” she caws, going on to sing the praises of fellow atheists like Alain de Botton, who “simply posits the nonexistence of God and then goes on to discuss what humanity can glean from the rubble of religious traditions.” (You know, Christian “rubble” like charity, hospitals, nursing, the Red Cross, the abolition of slavery, the civil rights movement, et. al.)

Ms. Tarico then throws out a few earthshaking discoveries – scriptural “dog whistles,” I guess – that, heretofore, have somehow eluded every biblical scholar since the Apostle Paul: “Perhaps the most consistent sexual theme in the Bible,” she declares, “is that a woman’s consent is not needed or even preferred before sex.”

Say what?

“By demanding an end to rape culture,” she adds (whatever that is), “today’s young women and men are making the Bible writers look as if they were members of a tribal, Iron Age culture in which women were property like livestock and children – to be traded, sold and won in battle. Small wonder the culture warriors have ramped up their fight against contraception and abortion. Imagine if, on top of everything else, all women got access to expensive top-tier contraceptives and the power to end ill-conceived childbearing.”

Zing. Ouch. Busted. Small wonder, indeed, Valerie. (See why I said little additional commentary is required? OK, I admit it: I have considered selling my children. Don’t judge. You haven’t driven cross-country with them.)

In perfect keeping with the instinctive habits of the indigenous North American “progressive,” Ms. Tarico then goes on to make up a bunch more crap.

Of “believers in recovery” she waxes worried, while sounding the alarm over some really scary sounding pretend thingy called “Religious Trauma Syndrome,” followed with analysis most scholarly on the imaginary “relationship between religion and mental illnesses like depression, anxiety disorders, and panic.”

Finally, Ms. Tarico offers hope beyond hope that “religious fundamentalism itself may one day be treatable.”

Shazam! Electrodes, anyone?

Oy vey.

While “a mind is a terrible thing to waste,” how much more a soul? The secular-”progressive” mind is a curious thing – a waste of God’s purpose for the very soul, the very life to whom it was gifted.

What is the meaning of life? It’s not complicated. The meaning of life is to “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’” (Luke 10:27).

This is true freedom. “It is for Freedom that Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5:5).

From the freedom of Christ stems “the fruit of the Spirit,” which is “love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23).

Without Christ, there is no freedom.

There is only death.

Those who live by the Spirit of Christ “will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.” (Galatians 5:16-17).

This is at odds with man’s fleshly desire – which began in the garden – for autonomy from God. The God-denier seeks to fill the void where Christ belongs with “acts of the flesh.”

Warned Paul: “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Galatians 5:19-21).

“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires” (Galatians 5:24).

Those who do not – have not.

When God-deniers like Ms. Tarico dig in their heels, a pitiable paradox occurs. While they think they’ve achieved intellectual enlightenment and freedom, they have, instead, been played for the fool. They have become slaves to the flesh, and playthings to the enemy.

Ultimately, there is no autonomy. In the end we each belong to one Master or the other.

Ms. Tarico, the end is just the beginning.

And eternity is a very long time.

 

Matt Barber (@jmattbarber on Twitter) is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war.

 

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Pro-Lifers Lose In New Mexico





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The battle to protect unborn lives has gained momentum recently, with states like Texas implementing stricter legislation despite the raucous objections of the pro-abortion crowd. A similar push in Albuquerque, N.M., on the other hand, resulted in a setback for the community’s pro-life movement.

A number of principled activists in the region joined together to advance the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance, which would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of gestation except in an emergency. While the grassroots effort received significant support, proponents were unable to compete with the deep pockets of national organizations.

Thanks to funding from high-profile abortion advocacy groups such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America, the pro-life message was largely drowned out by the shrill voices of child murder supporters. Reports indicate that pro-abortion spending outpaced pro-lifers by a 4 to 1 margin throughout the legislative debate. By the time voters reached the polls on this issue, abortion advocates had spent about $800,000 in local advertisements.

In the end, the measure fell in a vote of 55 percent to 45 percent.

Though obviously a speed bump along the road to reducing the number of abortions in the U.S., pro-life activists are not giving up.

Priests for Life National Director Father Frank Pavone said “children have in fact been saved through this effort,” noting “the issue of fetal pain … does not even cross the minds of many abortionists.”

Albuquerque, however, has earned the dubious distinction of America’s late-term abortion leader. This proposed law would have significantly curtailed the inhumane practice.

Naturally, abortion fans celebrated the victory, with NARAL President Ilyse Hogue describing it as a “resounding defeat” of “extreme forces around the country now trying to impose their agenda on cities around this country.”

From this point forward, the pro-life movement might be shifting to more localized efforts. Tara Shaver, who helped organize the New Mexico initiative, said she is dedicated to helping other communities develop similar plans.

“We are encouraging people to see what can be done at the city level,” she explained.

Though ultimately unsuccessful in Albuquerque, these dedicated defenders of life will continue standing up for the most vulnerable among us until abortion is relegated to its rightful place alongside slavery in the dustbin of American atrocities.

For now, those who believe in the sanctity of life must join the growing hue and cry to abolish this barbaric practice. A persistent and unflappable resolve is the only way conservatives can effectively battle the well-heeled abortion industry.

–B. Christopher Agee

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Rand Paul Says Eugenics Is A Developing Threat





Eugenics, the process of selecting which people should be allowed to reproduce based on any number of physical characteristics, was a key component in the founding of Planned Parenthood.

Millions of aborted babies later, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) believes that the barbaric practice is poised for a comeback.

Appearing in Virginia Monday to support gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, Paul expounded on the basis for his fear.

He addressed a crowd at Liberty University, saying that “much of your potential — or lack thereof — can be known simply by swabbing the inside of your cheek.”

Combined with America’s permissive attitude toward abortion, he said that such technological advances could usher in a renewed focus on weeding out undesirable members of society.

“Are we prepared to select out the imperfect among us?” he asked.

Though no empirical evidence shows that scientists are re-examining eugenics in earnest, a recent increase in interest regarding gender-selection abortions might pave the way for even more intrusive means of deciding who should have an opportunity to be born.

Cuccinelli also addressed his concern for the unborn, explaining that he has “been attacked rather vigorously for being a proud pro-life candidate for governor,” noting that an individual cannot “get any other rights to defend if you’re not born.”

The appearance was unsurprisingly denigrated by the left, for which abortion is a political sacrament. Democratic Party of Virginia spokesman Brian Coy attempted to portray the event as an effort to reach out to the extreme right wing of the GOP.

“Ken Cuccinelli has given up on the mainstream,” he claimed.

When the concern for the huge number of children whose lives are snuffed out in the womb is described as a partisan position, those rational Americans intent to remain a self-described moderate might want to reconsider their allegiance.

–Western Journalism staff writer

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Planned Parenthood Encourages Teen Promiscuity





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Companies and organizations interested in reaching a young demographic often turn to ever-popular social media sites to elicit interaction. An agency responsible for millions of dead babies is no different.

Planned Parenthood recently reached out to teens on Facebook and Twitter with the vaguely controversial question, “Is promiscuity a bad thing?” Had the evocative conversation-starter gone no further, there would likely have been little outrage. Instead, the nationwide abortion provider handed things over to its resident adviser, known simply as Alex.

He explicitly told teens on the site that “the number of sexual partners you’ve had doesn’t say anything about your character, your morals, or your personality,” adding that “there’s nothing bad or unhealthy about having a big number of sexual partners.”

While sex outside of marriage is seen as a sin among a large portion of Americans, this despicable organization gives children permission to engage in wildly reckless and promiscuous sex. Though teens should not be vilified for giving into hormonal urges, such behavior should not be actively encouraged.

Despite Alex’s insistence to the contrary, a person who seeks as many sexual partners as possible is implicitly telling the world something about his or her character, morals, and personality.

Of course, Planned Parenthood could not care less about those issues. It exists almost entirely to snuff out developing life in the womb.

By encouraging even more irresponsible kids to jump into bed with a stranger whenever the mood strikes, this horrific organization will only profit from the increased business.

As if it is not disgusting enough such filth makes its way to sites our next generation visits frequently, American taxpayers were forced to give more than a half-billion dollars to fund Planned Parenthood last year.

It is indeed a sad commentary on this nation’s culture that a group encouraging death benefits from government largesse, while conservative patriots are silenced out of fear of losing their tax-exempt status.

–Western Journalism staff writer

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