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Planned Parenthood Weighs in on Boise City Elections

October 27th, 2019

Planned Parenthood has long been a player in Boise and Ada County elections. But their role has generally been disguised by moving money through other PACs in order to avoid shooting their own candidates in the foot with a controversial endorsement.  After all, it is a tough sell to carry the “stamp of approval” from the largest Abortion Chain in America.

But that time of shadowy deception has passed. Given the fact that Idaho Republicans have largely abandoned Boise, Planned Parenthood and their allies have become emboldened.  Democrats obviously feel that they no longer have to worry about appealing to moderate or conservative voters.  The fight now is to push Boise politics as far left as possible.  And the crown jewel of Leftist politics is defending the “right” to kill your baby under any circumstances – with taxpayer support if necessary.

They have raised over $21,000 to help elect three candidates to office in Boise.

The Abortion Industry is backing Lauren McLean for Mayor. They have donated $1000 to her campaign have spent substantial amounts in independent expenditures to motivate abortion-minded voters to back her bid to oust Dave Bieter.

We have no idea what Bieter did to antagonize Planned Parenthood. While he was in the Legislature, he faithfully supported their agenda –  earning a perfect ‘0’ rating from Idaho Chooses Life.

There are also two candidates for the Boise City council who have received the official backing of Planned Parenthood: Patrick Bageant and Meredith Stead. Both have received money from abortionists, and both of these folks have proudly proclaimed their endorsement by Planned Parenthood on literature mailed to Boise voters.

Friends, this is a disturbing development. It is bad enough that Boise City leaders have created a friendly environment in which Planned Parenthood can operate its killing factory on State Street.  But to have the next generation of political leaders in Boise proudly proclaim their fealty to the Abortion Industry – as if this were a good thing – is very troubling.  It is a critical warning sign to conservatives that we must rouse ourselves from slumber and despondency to fight for the future of Idaho’s capital city. It is simply irresponsible to allow Boise to become a one-party town, dominated by an increasingly radical social and economic agenda.

Local Media Misleads Women

October 24th, 2019

Idaho media have been running a story this week about women’s access to family planning services under Medicaid. In their stories, they claim that the Legislature imposed new barriers on low-income women seeking birth control and other services.

Here is lead paragraph from an AP story Betsy Russell has re-posted on her blog: “Idaho officials have submitted a Medicaid expansion waiver requiring patients to get referrals from primary physicians before they can get family planning services such as birth control, abortions or pregnancy care.”

That sentence is patently false.

The referral language the Legislature adopted has to do with obtaining family planning services from someone other than your primary care physician. As in Planned Parenthood.  The rules adopted by the Legislature for Medicaid encourage the woman to obtain family planning services from their primary care physician.  In no way is the Legislature denying access to such services.

The Legislature did this because certain birth control methods carry significant health risks. And it is best for the woman if she is under the care of a primary care physician, so that any health problems can be monitored.  Even Planned Parenthood officials have publicly admitted as much, even as they bemoan the potential loss of tax dollars subsidizing their operation.

One could surmise that local media are attempting to manipulate women into supporting Planned Parenthood by giving them false information.

Obviously false media reports are not just a national problem; we have our very own local version.

Sickening New Details About Planned Parenthood’s Trafficking Emerge

October 18th, 2019

The trial going on in San Francisco is reminding America about the whole Planned Parenthood baby parts trafficking scheme. While the judge in this case is going to great lengths to shield the Abortion Industry from public scrutiny – details are seeping out of the courtroom.

Here is a new and sickening fact for you: Planned Parenthood clinics are selling the scalps of freshly-killed babies for profit; companies are buying the scalps to test products for treating baldness.

Let that sink in for a minute. Please.

Is it really possible that this kind of barbaric profiteering is tolerated in America?

We do, indeed, live in such a time. White has become black; evil is called “good”.  The people who traffic in aborted baby parts are the victims; those who expose their barbarity are on trial.

There were more revelations in court yesterday, as Planned Parenthood’s “star” victim took the stage to explain how she has been victimized by the undercover videos. Abortionist Deborah Nucatola became infamous when a video surfaced of her eating salad while discussing the procedures she uses to maximize organ harvesting from late term babies right before she snuffs them out.

She took the stand on Thursday, tearing-up as she told the jury that she has been personally and professionally damaged by the release of the video. One report indicated that she even worked up a sob or two.  But under cross-examination, Nucatola reportedly cracked when confronted with a prior deposition in which she contended that she had “done nothing wrong” and “didn’t care” if the

video of her luncheon were publicly released.

In a surprising move, the judge in the case, changed his mind and allowed the defendants to play the infamous video for the jury. It was the first time he has allowed any of the video evidence collected by the Center for Medical Progress to be introduced in the trial.

It is not hard to understand that Mrs. Nucatola is having a hard time with the truth in a courtroom. Research has come to light from Operation Rescue that she conducts something like 200 abortions each and every month.  Over the course of her 21 year killing spree – the estimate is that she has personally destroyed the lives of some 50,000 preborn children.

While it is easy to look at a person like Abortionist Nucatola as evil, the real challenge for all of us is to face the truth: She operates because we allow it. She is protected by the law and a media conspiracy of silence and deception; Nucatola is allowed to continue her ghastly butchery because too many of us are complacent in the face of pure evil.  American society has fallen into a deep tar pit from which it may not escape – certainly not without great cost.

May the Lord rescue us.

What Is Wrong With California?

October 14th, 2019

That’s certainly a big topic. Many conservatives in Idaho and across the country could produce volumes of critique.  Or we could open the phone lines to those new Idahoans who packed up and left one of the most beautiful places on earth to raise their families in the Gem State.

Taxes. Gun control.  Sanctuary cities.  Voluntary shutdown of the state’s power grid. Corruption.  Homelessness.  Just to name a few.

But we would submit this insanity as the core problem: California just passed a law requiring all state universities to become first trimester abortion centers, while simultaneously forbidding the sale or production of animal fur products in the state. The moral confusion among this state’s Democrat leadership is so profound that they now, legally, prioritize the lives of animals over the lives of human beings.

Under California law, every public university will now have to distribute RU-486 pills to students as part of their basic health plan. That means colleges in that left coast state will become abortuaries.  And there is no protection for health care workers in those student health centers who might object to becoming abortionists.  Nor is there any conscience protection for pro-Life students or taxpayers who object to seeing their taxes and fees being used to destroy innocent human life.

To make matters worse – if that is even possible – it turns out that Planned Parenthood will come in for substantial subsidies through this new expansion of abortion in the once-golden state. As we read the initial story, we wondered whether Planned Parenthood would be upset with the new competition.  But those concerns were clearly addressed by lawmakers who depend on the Abortion Industry to get elected and pay campaign bills.  Planned Parenthood will get millions in “consulting fees” as it assists the various health care centers on campus distribute the drugs.  We would not even be surprised to learn that Planned Parenthood will serve as the wholesale agent for the lethal drugs since it continues to benefit from a sweetheart deal with the drug’s manufacturer.

The course of self-destruction so eagerly sought by California lawmakers and a substantial portion of the electorate is really difficult to watch. And, at least on human terms, there seems little hope of a course correction.  What a travesty and blight on the Republic.

George Soros Sends More Help to Planned Parenthood

October 11th, 2019

One of George Soros’ favorite “charities” is Planned Parenthood. He sees the organization as a key player in his drive to impose his radical socialist agenda on the world.  We ran across a story recently which details his most recent gift of $350,000 to the organization to aid in its work in Virginia.  At all costs, President Trump must not be allowed to carry the state of Virginia in 2020.

And speaking of Planned Parenthood, the national organization announced this week that it will spend $45 million to elect abortion advocates to the House and Senate in next year’s national election. That is a massive amount of money.  If used correctly, it could tip some close elections.

Of course, Planned Parenthood will need all of that and more.

The simple truth of the matter is that we are winning this cosmic struggle. Data came out a week ago showing that the number of abortions has dropped by some 800,000 each year.  That is 800,000 babies alive.  800,000 women who don’t have to carry the painful burden of knowing they chose wrongly.

We have much work yet to do. And pro-Lifers must begin preparing now for the election season which is thrust upon us.  Donald Trump must be re-elected and we must retake the U.S. House from the clown show which daily denigrates that proud institution.  Let us begin with prayer.

Just What IS Life Chain?

September 28th, 2019

The annual Life Chain is coming up this next Sunday (October 6th).  It is an event that has been held since the 1980s to publicly challenge our nation’s slide into barbarity.  The event has grown to over 900 cities, held on the first Sunday in October.

Many churches mark that Sunday as “Pro-Life Sunday”, in which congregations are reminded of what the Lord thinks about the sacrifice of preborn children. Prayers for His help and mercy in ending this barbarous practice are lifted up.  In some churches, this commemoration led Christians into realizing that more had to be done.  It was not enough to talk to each other.  We had to take the Gospel outside of the meeting house and into the community.

The notion of Life Chain was born.

Pro-Life signs were printed, or hand made. Groups of pro-Lifers gathered on a busy street to hold up the signs while they spent time praying.  Messages like, “Adoption, the Loving Option” or “Abortion Kills Children”, or “Stop Abortion Now” confronted people on their way to shop or spend a nice fall afternoon in the park.

For just a moment, or maybe quite a few, our neighbors were made to recall that the lives of vulnerable babies were being snuffed out on an industrial scale, each and every day. An uncomfortable moment to be sure, but one that could lead to action.  Action that not only saves a baby – but a nation as well.

The Treasure Valley Life Chain will be held again on the 6th, from 2-4 pm.  Miracles often happen.  Several times we have had pregnant women intent on aborting their babies drive through the Life Chain, turn around and come to the table, asking for help in finding a better answer.  All they needed was to be reminded of what they already knew in their hearts.

We pray that you might take some time to join us. Join us on the line to rebuild the walls of protection around preborn children.  Give voice to your faith; action to your pro-Life convictions.

The Lord’s Judgment

September 24th, 2019

A new prophetess has appeared on the world stage, a Swedish girl by the name of Greta Thunberg. This teenager was just given a platform at the United Nations to share her vision of an environmental holocaust with the leaders of nations.  Her demand for immediate and drastic climate “action” was rewarded with enthusiastic applause.

The Left, which nowadays includes major media outlets, has sung her praises.  Some have even compared her to the Virgin Mary.

Hollywood’s elites are simply gushing. Alyssa Milano wrote that “we are blessed to have this warrior of the human spirit”.  Debra Messing wants her to get a Noble Peace Prize.  Mia Farrow added her approval and applause on her Twitter account.

The foolishness on display is simply astounding. And rather foreboding.

Over the years, many people have casually predicted that the Lord will one day judge America and the world for its embrace of industrialized slaughter. Surely they are right – but they miss the fact that God is judging America and the world for the abortion holocaust.  And Miss Thunberg is a perfect example of that judgment.

In the book of Isaiah, we read of God’s harsh dealings with Israel because of their rebellion and sin:

“The Lord …shall take away from Jerusalem … support and prop, hero and warrior, judge and prophet…. I will make striplings their princes; the fickle shall govern them…. The child shall be bold toward the elder, and the base toward the honorable.” (Isaiah 3: 1-7).

Can there be any more striking example of this same holy judgment upon our modern culture than a teenage girl berating and leading morally bankrupt heads of state? Or, for that matter, a Speaker of the U.S. House catering to the childish tantrums of an AOC?

Planned Parenthood Finally Confesses to Its Crimes

September 13th, 2019

The criminal trial against pro-Life champions David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt is underway in San Francisco. We’ll circle around to the chilling impact this trial will have on the First Amendment; but let’s start with this startling fact:

Everything we saw and heard in those infamous videos about the cold-hearted trafficking in aborted baby parts is true. Planned Parenthood and their partners in crime, StemExpress, initially denied that the videos and documents were accurate.  They claimed that the videos had been doctored, edited, to make them look bad.  The documents that Daleiden had uncovered were “fabricated”.  The MSM was all too happy to carry their message and help Planned Parenthood ride out the public storm.

Yet this week, when under oath, officials for StemExpress confessed that the documents and videos were accurate. They bought baby parts, included intact brains and even baby heads to allow some Dr. Jekyll to conduct “medical experiments”.

In open court doctors working for StemExpress even confessed to buying “beating hearts” from Planned Parenthood for studies underway at Stanford University.

Truly. This is truly horrific.

And yet, this criminal and barbaric operation remains free. None of those officials at Planned Parenthood or StemExpress are being held criminally accountable.  Instead, the young people who documented this assault on civilization itself face some 15 felony charges.

Can any reader seriously contend that this situation does not prove, beyond rational debate, that our legal system has been tragically compromised in order to accommodate the slaughter of innocent babies? Is it not heart-breakingly obvious that Kamala Harris, in accepting massive campaign donations from Planned Parenthood and their devotees, traded her integrity when she brought these charges against Daleiden while she was California AG?

And if that is not enough to drive you to your knees to plead for justice from the Father of Lights – we’ll mention this: This criminal trial represents the first time in California history that journalists have faced criminal prosecution for practicing their craft and defending the public’s right to know.

The Hateful Politics of Bernie Sanders

September 9th, 2019

During the recent “presidential” debates between a crowded stage of Democrats-who-would-be-king, socialist Bernie Sanders outdid them all by acknowledging that his support for unrestricted abortion is rooted in the dark world of eugenics.

Sanders did not use the word, of course.

But he explicitly supports abortion, especially in the Third World, to reduce the world’s population. It just so happens that the majority populations in the less developed world are black, brown and yellow.  No matter.  These races represent an existential threat to “Mother Earth” and must be culled.

Sanders is truly a “child” of the 1960’s, though he was actually a young adult. The ideas he brings to the public table are rooted in the various radical fantasies of his youth.  Some of those fantasies are relatively harmless, even charming.  But most are dark and dangerous.

His views of managing the population were developed in an era when college students absorbed the dark propaganda of books like “The Population Bomb”. Published in 1968 by Professor Paul Ehrlich, the book contended that the earth simply could not support a growing population.  It predicted widespread famine and social destruction as we ran out of natural resources.

Those dire predictions failed to materialize. But never confuse a good liberal with facts; it complicates the story. Obviously, Bernie Sanders is not alone.  We see an almost religious adherence to the notion of global warming/cooling/climate change – regardless of scientific evidence to the contrary.  Mankind is seen as something akin to a disease, a threat to the Goddess Earth.

This environmental religiosity is imbued with a racism and elitism that can be traced directly to historical socialists like Margaret Sanger. The solution to poverty was not capitalist production, but elimination of the poor and oppressed.  Sanger called these people “human weeds”.  Bernie Sanders is a bit smoother, but his philosophy is fundamentally the same.

The fruit of such thinking is always the same – death. In this particular case, the death of vulnerable preborn children.

It is simply outrageous that a person like Bernie Sanders would be regarded as a respectable and reasonable voice in the public square, let alone a potential president of the United States.

Planned Parenthood Dealt Body Blow by 9th Circuit

July 12th, 2019

The nation’s largest abortion chain suffered a serious body blow this week, as the 9th Circuit upheld President Trump’s new rules about Title X “Family Planning” funds.  They had already lost an appeal to a three judge panel of the liberal court last month; they then asked for an en banc hearing.  That ruling was issued yesterday – and Planned Parenthood lost on a 7-4 vote.

The bottom line here is that Planned Parenthood will either have to give up Title X monies – or completely separate their abortion business from their “family planning” operations. The new rules require separate facilities, separate staff and a hard line which bans elective abortion as a legitimate method of birth control.

Planned Parenthood has already stated that it has no intention of complying with the Trump Rules.

Based upon the court ruling yesterday, it now seems likely that Planned Parenthood will lose upwards of $60 million each year in Title X funds. The only recourse they have is to file an appeal with the Supreme Court – which will almost certainly fail.

This is an historic pro-Life victory – made sweeter by the fact that it came via the 9th Circuit.

Planned Parenthood will continue to receive hundreds of millions in tax dollars through the Medicaid program; in fact, this is their big cash cow. But even Planned Parenthood will feel the blow of losing $60 million in guaranteed annual revenue.