Post on Popular Site Says a Fetus is a Baby

I like blog posts telling people what not to do. So when I saw a link to one entitled 10 Things You Should Never Say to a Miscarriage Survivor, I clicked. I read. I smiled. Author Devan McGuinness is straight on about the insensitive statements often used in an attempt to comfort someone who has suffered a miscarriage, but what is most inspiring to me was just how pro-life the post is.

McGuinness contributes to the being pregnant section of the popular web site Babble. In the February 24 post regarding miscarriage, the number 5 thing you shouldn’t say is, “It was not a real baby just a fetus.” Her reasoning:  

A ‘fetus’ is a baby. The mom will feel changes from very early on, making the transition to motherhood already there in her mind. It was a real baby.”

I can’t really explain how happy this made me. Yes, I love that she’s standing up for people who have miscarried, which is tremendous because too many of these women (and their partners) are made to feel as though their loss is no big deal. But here is this contributor on a major web site stating without hesitation that a fetus is a baby.

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What Burning Korans, Birth Control, And Blind Lawyers Have In Common

Here are three things that are totally happening. Don’t worry about what they have to do with each other. I’ll get to that. Just bask in the crappiness of these three things:

1. This past Tuesday, Feb. 21, on a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, four Korans were accidentally included in a heap of trash that was dumped into a burn pit.

The materials had been taken from a library at Parwan Detention Facility, which adjoins the base, because they contained extremist messages or inscriptions. Writing inside a Koran is forbidden in the Islamic faith, although it was unclear whether the handwritten messages were found in the holy book or other reading materials.

Some Afghans saw the Korans burning, and some of them even burned their fingers trying to remove them. Cue pandemonium! Since then Obama has apologized to President Hamid Karzai and the nation of Afghanistan — twice. He has apologized super hard. Protesting Afghans apparently don’t care.

“We don’t care about Obama’s apology,” said Kamaluddin, a 25-year-old Kabul protester who uses only one name. “We have to protest to be responsible to our god. They are burning our Koran. An apology is not enough.” (source: Time)

This of course begs the question: what is enough?

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Today’s The Day! “Doonby” Opens In Texas

I won’t take much of your time, Live Actioners. I just want to remind you that the movie I had the pleasure of seeing recently, Doonby, opened yesterday in Chattanooga and today in Dallas. If you’re in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, grab some friends and go see it. How it does in Dallas will determine how it will do across the country, and this is a story that needs to be told to an entire nation. It is by turns warm and thrilling, and its jaw-dropping ending alone is worth the ticket price.

Most of all, I firmly believe that this film, without preaching or shoving anything down anyone’s throat, can save lives.

Even if you’re nowhere near Dallas, please share this on Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest and Tumblr and MySpace (if you keep it old-skool).

Special Doonby Trivia: This movie was screened — and praised — by the Vatican, and yet it is not a religious movie. Curious? Go see it!

Check out Dallas show times! And watch this trailer:

Nine Pro-Life Books You Should Read

I used to have quite the collection of pro-life books.  I’ve been into this issue since I was a very young teenager.  Now, I’ve thinned down my collection and have a few definite favorites.  For anyone out there who’d like to increase their knowledge or expand their thinking on the issue, here are my reviews and recommendations:

The #1 Book Out There Award goes to Why Pro Life? by Randy Alcorn.  This is an incredibly easy-to-read, yet appropriately detailed and informative book.  It’s thin and small, so anyone can read it.  It’s even available in an audio-CD format.  I’ve talked about this book before, and I highly recommend that you grab a copy.  When I was the spokesperson for Colorado’s 2008 Personhood campaign, Randy Alcorn mailed us copies of this book for free so we could hand them out.  I rate this an absolutely invaluable resource!

Third Time Around by George Grant (free online copy) is a wonderful history of the pro-life movement.  I’m going to guess that most of you had no idea the movement started so early or in such interesting ways.  I certainly had no clue.  If you’ve ever been curious about the Christian church’s involvement (or lack of involvement) on this issue over the centuries, if you’ve ever wondered about what early pro-life heroes did, if you’ve ever wished for a basic history of the movement…this is the book for you.

A Perfect Persecution by James R. Lucas.  Can I say amazing?  This book is a heart-stopping thriller of a novel.  It takes the reader into a not-so-difficult-to-imagine world where the pro-choice position has taken over the U.S.A.  (Now, I didn’t say I believe this will ever happen—I don’t!  But it’s not hard to imagine what kind of a world that would be.)  The really cool thing about this novel is that it is believable.  It’s not a sci-fi, pie in the sky, fake world book.  It’s the real thing.  Don’t pick up this book unless you want to be more motivated than ever to stand up for innocent life. Read more Nine Pro-Life Books You Should Read

Buffy the Unborn Slayer?

Popular action-drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer may have left the airwaves in 2003, but the adventure continues in a comic book series produced by original series creator Joss Whedon. This week, the comic caught the attention of USA Today for an upcoming story in which protagonist Buffy Summers finds herself single, jobless, and pregnant after a drunken party she barely remembers. Unwilling to simultaneously deal with both parenthood and monster fighting, she plans to have an abortion. Read more Buffy the Unborn Slayer?

“The View” Takes On The Sonogram Law: As Told By An Unborn Baby

Hi, I'm Dave, I'm an unborn baby, and I approved this message.

Good nap! I had a dream I was on a jet ski. It pretty much ruled.

Ok, TV time. What is she gonna watch today? Please Mom put it on “Top Shot,” please Mom put it on “Top Shot,” please Mom put it on —

Aww, man, “The View?!” Seriously?! That is completely uncool. I am totally gonna make you crave something gross later… Peanut butter and gravy. Yeah. That sounds terrible.

Turn it, Mom, please! If you don’t I’m gonna start asking for a tattoo when I’m, like, twelve.

Ok, she’s not gonna change it. At least it’s not “Jersey Shore.” Let’s see what the View ladies are talking about today. Oooh, the Sonogram Law. This should be interesting!

Oh hey, the pretty blonde lady’s taking my side. That’s cool!

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Check Out These Pro-Life Songs

Sometimes, pro-life songs (or other media, for that matter) are few and far between.  But the ones that do exist are quite powerful.  Several musicians have come up with unique ways to present the pro-life message.  A song can often do what mere words cannot.  Below I share some of my favorites as well as some new songs I have recently been introduced to.  I don’t share them all here, but I was shocked at the number of songs about men who wish their girlfriends hadn’t aborted their child.

Let’s all be encouraged to use our particular talent–whatever it is–to spread the message far and wide!

Just Another Birthday—Casting Crowns

Can I Live?–Nick Cannon  Lyrics  YouTube

This song is actually autobiographical.  Nick Cannon talks a bit about what his mom went through in her decision to keep him.  He thanks her for listening to him as a baby in the womb.

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Tosh.0 Thinks Abortion is Funny

Tosh.0 on Abortion

If you can bear to actually watch this whole video, you will see that Daniel Tosh, star of Comedy Central’s Tosh.O clearly thinks abortion is something to laugh about. Not only is he joking and laughing about the slaughter of innocent children, but he is clearly making a mockery of those of us who have pro-life beliefs, such as Marion Jones and her fellow Until Abortion Ends supporters.

Some of the questions Tosh asks:

“How do you know you don’t like it unless you’ve tried it?”

“What if the doctor told you your baby was going to be really ugly?”

“What has abortion ever done to you?”

Here are some answers for you Mr. Tosh

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This Celebrity Loves Abortion So Much She Gets Her Own Column

Who's the lucky subject of my latest blog? I'll give you a hint: she's so busy waging war on fetuses she didn't have time to iron her dress.

There are things you don’t know about me, readers. Mysterious, interesting things. Like, for example, the fact that I am not only a very important and highly sought-after writer — like Norman Mailer, only slightly prettier — but I have also been an actor and comedian for many years. And I have worked in live music for three years. (In case you’re wondering if I am surrounded by pro-abortion heathens, the answer is: yes!)

Sometimes, in the course of doing these things, I have found out stuff about famous people that remains unknown to most. Normally I keep my mouth shut about it, because I am a professional and I don’t care to get fired or lose friends. But today I have something to share.

Several years ago, some friends of mine wrote, produced, and directed a movie. One of the stars of that movie was Kate Walsh. I’m pretty sure this was right around the time “Grey’s Anatomy” kicked off. These friends of mine, who must remain anonymous, told me a little secret about Kate Walsh. Here it is. Read more This Celebrity Loves Abortion So Much She Gets Her Own Column

Pro-Life Movie “Doonby” Is Big On Heart, Low On Preaching

Doonby is not your typical anti-abortion movie. I don’t think the word “abortion” is used in the film, and it’s not even alluded to until the final scenes. Unlike recent documentaries such as 180 and Blood Money, wonderful though they are, Doonby uses narrative — storytelling — to approach the issue obliquely. In fact, for the first 95% of the film, you think you’re watching a well-meaning low-budget thriller about a mysterious guy who shows up in a town and causes a bit of a stir. You wonder where it’s going, but even if you know it’s a pro-life movie, you’re surprised, delighted, and moved by the way it ends.

Doonby stars John Schneider, of “Dukes of Hazzard” and “Smallville” fame, as Sam Doonby, a Southern drifter who arrives in Smithville, TX, with nothing but a backpack and a charming smile. He quickly lands a job at a bar owned by a blues man named Leroy (played by Ernie Hudson, who is known to the world forever, whether he likes it or not, as the black Ghostbuster), and almost as quickly takes up with Laura (Jenn Gotzon), spoiled daughter of the town’s prominent gynecologist (Joe Estevez). Pro-life activist Jennifer O’Neill plays the doctor’s wife.

Throughout the rest of the film Doonby manages to continually be in the right place at the right time when crises occur, to the point that he has a major impact on the lives of many of the town’s residents, including Laura and her family, and attracts the attention of the sheriff (Robert Davi, who you may remember as one of the bad guys in The Goonies).

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Why The Mainstream Media Ignores Or Distorts The March For Life

March for Life Washington D.C. Photo courtesy TelecareTV.

This past Saturday, January 21, in Dallas, several thousand people gathered downtown to march to the federal building for a public rally. I was one of them. Road blocks were set up. Half the city center was shut down. Thirty-three police and one helicopter escorted what police unofficially estimated to be 8,000 people through the heart of the city and back.

The local paper, The Dallas Morning News, did not cover it. Not a single photo. Not even a whisper.

The West Coast March for Life, attended by 50,000 was ignored by local news as highlighted by blogger and pundit Michelle Malkin and other attendees.

In Washington D.C., a crowd that has been estimated as numbering between 100,000 and 400,000 people marched down Constitution Avenue to protest abortion. The New York Times did not report on it. They did, however, include in their “Happenings in Washington” section a White House visit by NHL Stanley Cup champions and the signing of an Environmental Cooperation Agreement with the South Korean ambassador to the U.S.

Does this sound like a coincidence to you? Does this sound like unbiased reporting? Or does it sound like the mainstream media is deliberately not covering these events?

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What We Must Do Before Abortion Is Illegal

Ten-year-old high fashion model Thylane Blondeau proves two things: 1. We are not protecting our young women. 2. France is creepy.

Yesterday I wrote about the similarities between abortion and slavery, and how great thinkers of the time, such as Edmund Burke, struggled with the issue of how to handle what promised to be the rocky transitioning of slaves into free men. It was a problem with serious social and economic implications. Fears of a war between the races, though they may sound silly today, were very real at the time. Even those who favored an end to slavery worried that sudden, radical emancipation would cripple the economy and result in poverty, misery, and danger for freed slave families.

We face a similar crisis today. Of course,  if I could press a button and make abortion illegal in all 50 states right this second, I would do so, gladly and without hesitation, and face whatever problems arose.

However, as far as I know, there is no such button. (If you are aware of the existence of such a button, please email me.) Meanwhile, there are two essential things we must do between now and that golden day when abortion is no longer legal in our country.

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