Quick Take – Pro-Life News and Views 5-18-17

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Quick take on international policy – The Trump administration is dramatically increasing funding for international organizations engaged in family planning but which do not offer nor refer for abortion services. CBN’s The Brody File reports on Monday’s announcement on “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance,” in which $8.8 billion will be appropriated through various federal agencies and departments. In case you’re wondering about abortion policy worldwide, The Interim compiled a handy map in honor of World Cup 2014.

Quick take on free speech – Fresno State Students for Life suing a professor for erasing their right to free speech related to abortion.

Related: Assistant Principal Zac Ruff resigned his position at Downington STEM Academy after his profance verbal abuse went viral. From yelling, to bullying, blashpheming the name of Jesus Christ, to dropping f-bombs, his behavior was over the top, but the Washington Post headline reports an “argument.”

Quick take Mother’s Day recap – March for Life celebrated Mother’s Day with some touching tweets highlighting the value of mothers. But then, so did abortion advocates. Yep, for Mother’s Day. Here’s one reaction:

And here’s James Woods with the final word:

I love that March for Life also acknowledged the loss women feel after abortion as part of the campaign.

Quick take on activism – Abortion protestors in Kentucky were arrested on Saturday outside EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville in apparent violation of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, or the FACE Act. Blocking abortion business doors was a widespread tactic of the prolife movement several decades ago prior to the FACE Act which was signed into law by President Clinton in 1994. Among Operation Save America’s ten people arrested was a Holocaust survivor in her 80’s and Rusty Thomas, protest organizer and national director of Operation Save America. The Activist Mommy put the protest in context:

In the battle to end abortion, the American holocaust, these Rescuers have counted the cost and are willing to pay the price to protect the lives of their preborn neighbors. These Rescuers are exercising the Christian doctrine of interposition. Interposition takes place when one stands in the gap between a strong oppressor and a victim in order to rescue the victim from the oppressor’s hands. The Bible and history are replete with glorious examples of interposition.


Kim Ketola



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