I felt overwhelmed by emotion during parts of her testimony. This really gives you an inside view of Planned Parenthood, as well as why some pro-choice people are so adamant about their views.
You can learn a lot about our First Amendment Rights by reading this letter:
This is an excellent speech that Paul Greenberg gave where he explained how he changed from pro-choice to pro-life. Very inspiring.
Update on March 9, 2015
Since I first wrote this post on Feb. 28, 11 days ago, the local news has maintained steady coverage of this issue. There have also been more articles written about the topic in places like One News Now (American Family Radio’s news)
Following is a comprehensive list of the media coverage that 40 Days for Life has received locally. ADG is short for Arkansas Democrat Gazette:
Editorial by Mike Masterson, who’s column is regularly published in the ADG. “Upholding Free Speech Rights”: 3-7-15
Editorial representing the opinion of the ADG: “Road to infringement: Government should ask questions first” 3-7-15
(note: Mike’s column says abortions are done at the Planned Parenthood Health Clinic. The editorial (which does not give credit to an individual, which means it is the opinion of the paper) says that abortions are NOT performed there.
Free Weekly http://www.freeweekly.com/2015/03/05/abortion-protestors-flagged-by-highway-agency/
Northwest Arkansas 40 Days for Life is getting better coverage than due to the Arkansas Highway Department’s ban on their signs. Here are just some of the places that this press release from Thomas More Society have been published:
Here is the front page article in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette published on Feb. 27. If you want to read the complete article, you need to answer the survey question under the picture.
Here is the follow-up article in ADG published Feb. 28.
National Coverage On-Line
Pro-life organizations are putting the news out on their blogs and websites. Some of these are very large organizations with many readers Here are some examples:
Christian News Wire: http://christiannewswire.com/news/3756075619.html
Alliance Defending Freedom http://www.alliancealert.org/2015/02/27/ban-on-pro-life-signs-on-public-property-is-unconstitutional/
Catholic News Live http://catholicnewslive.com/story/516975
Earned Media: http://www.earnedmedia.org/tcpr0226.htm
A Catholic Mom’s Blog http://www.lisagraas.com/?p=533
These websites pick up newsfeeds which include the Thomas More Society press release. This is just a sample. The number grows every day:
Abortion In The News: http://www.abort73.com/abortion_in_the_news/ (scroll down to see our article)
http://whatpotentialmovie.com/aggregator/sources/1 (scroll down)
http://www.ppcitizensforlife.org/newsfeeds (scroll down)
http://exposesexednow.com/ (scroll down)
Secular news and forums are picking this up:
Fayetteville Forum http://www.topix.com/forum/city/fayetteville-ar/TLC0OK9VRGM0TEDJ3
Abortionists. Abortion clinic owners. A secretary. A social worker. Listen to these stories and more. The two talks that I heard were powerful, gripping, inspiring, and gave me more insight into how to dialogue with pro-choice people. This is well worth the time, people. Clean your house. Wash some dishes. Download and listen in your car. Fill your time with listening to good stuff that will motivate you to be a pro-life activist who really makes a difference.
“Most medical organizations define pregnancy as beginning with implantation. By this definition anything that prevents implantation is still considered contraception, including oral contraceptives. However, life begins when fertilization occurs, so many Christians would consider oral contraceptives an abortifacient — a drug that causes a very early abortion. These medical facts have been controversial because many Christian doctors prescribe OCs and many Christians take oral contraceptives without full knowledge of this information. This is not an accident. Pharmaceutical companies downplay the abortive mechanism to keep Christian women buying their products. ” Read more here.
I envision a world where chastity is cool and that an overwhelming number of young people through peer-pressure and education supports this choice. Let’s turn this thing around! Then unwanted pregnancies can happen less and less. http://fightpp.org/celebrating-chastity/
If so, do you want your hard-earned money to support Planned Parenthood? I recommend that someone does some research in NWA and find out how much local money goes to PP.