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Her pain is our pain. She ain’t heavy, she’s our sister: Abortion twitter second chapter

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

There is a classic song – the lyrics say this: “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother…” We the young woman from the Abortion Twitter and Youtube story may not know it, but she has joined a sisterhood of women who have had adverse results from an abortion. That makes her my sister, because I also experienced pain and danger to my health from the abortion experience.

Live Tweeting Abortion: Experience Shows Abortion Still Hurts Women

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 5, 2010

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Angie Jackson made national headlines recently when she decided to use a combination of Twitter and YouTube updates to document her abortion using the dangerous mifepristone abortion drug. Two pro-life advocates say the experienced shows abortion still hurts women.

As LifeNews.com reported, Jackson, who called herself Angie the Atheist, prompted shock from pro-life advocates for live-blogging her drug-induced abortion.

Shortly after swallowing the chemical abortion drug, RU 486, the 27-year-old single mom began posting live updates on Twitter and YouTube. More than 119,000 watched her first video.

“Um, yeah, I’m having an abortion right now. It’s not that bad. It’s not that scary,” she said, smiling broadly into the camera.

But Brad Mattes of Life Issues Institute noted “over the next few days, Angie’s updates increasingly detailed bleeding, dizziness and severe pain, along with an admission that she quickly exhausted her first supply of painkillers.”

“Though the Florida woman said she pursued abortion because of health risks, the irony is the abortion itself could have killed her and will likely leave long-term side effects,” he said. “RU 486 is far from safe. At least 12 women died after taking the human pesticide, and more than 600 adverse effects have been reported to the FDA, including heart attacks, hemorrhaging, and surgery to repair damage.”

“Many women also say the convenience of having an abortion in their own home is, in fact, a lonely experience, so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised people like Angie are coping by turning to social media for support,” Mattes says.

Dave Andrusko of National Right to Life says the Live Twitter Abortion has made it so the pro-abortion side of the debate has “lost control of the narrative.”

He notes a Newsweek headline saying, “A Florida woman tweeting her abortion is trying to take the shame out of the procedure.”

Abortion is still “stigmatized,” and, worse yet, “pro-choice organizations lost control of the narrative,” he says of the article. They actually gave it away (to women who regret their abortions) by “ignoring the conversation about abortion, even if it was a difficult one to approach.”

Andrusko says the typical post-abortion narrative is not a good one.

“Why do so many women who have abortions either verbally express their profound regret or acknowledge that second hand by refusing to discuss what happened,” he asks.

“As anyone who has ever worked at a woman helping center/crisis pregnancy center will tell you, most women consider/complete an abortion out of sense of sheer desperation,” he says.

“Too often they have been abandoned by the men in their lives or are on the receiving end of incredible pressure to abort. When the “woman” is, in fact, a girl, she really needs a helping hand and expressions of support. Without that, it is easy to see why they believe abortion is their “only option,’” Andrusko notes.

And this is where the pro-abortion side comes up short, Andrusko explains.

“Pro-abortionists and their colleagues in the media subscribe to the theory if you drown the public in abortion stories, people will either become desensitized to the ugly brutality of abortion or become resigned to it as somehow “normal,’” he says. ”
You would think the undeniable pro-life shift in public opinion–not to mention the very negative response to PPFA’s tasteless “I had an abortion” Tee-shirt campaign–might have taught them something. But in fact they draw the opposite conclusion.”

He concludes: “The abortion set, never a slave to taste, discretion, or the cruelty of abortion, will never run out of new and imaginative ways to try to persuade the public that aborting/not aborting is no different than choosing Coke over Pepsi. But there is no more chance of that than Barack Obama telling the truth about abortion and health care “reform.””

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A 24 year old young woman just sent me this about men who pray!

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

A young African American woman just sent me this… How appropriate… More evidence that America, and indeed the world needs to come back to God! We who love Jesus, and who are led by the Holy Spirit must pray that more will come forth and pray without fear or shame! The wind of transformation is blowing!

The Power of a Praying Man
Kevin Bond

Prayer has always been the backbone of the African American family. Historically, not many African American men were willing to admit the fact that they regularly practiced prayer at home. Even fewer could say that they learned from their fathers the essential discipline of prayer.

For too many men, their twisted quest to be perceived as macho put the woman on the front lines as the spiritual leader of the home. Women became the ones to pray and carry the children to church while men stayed home, watched the games or played golf with the boys. This relinquishment of responsibility was due in part to the misguided perception that men who are active in church are soft or sissified.

Well, I’m from a different generation and I’m proud to say that the opposite was true for me. Not only was my father a praying man, but my grandfather was also a man of much prayer. They both instilled in me the practice of prayer, and I’m now passing that same trait to my sons and daughters.

My father, Alex T. Bond Jr., was a man who taught his children at an early age the power of prayer. Not once do I remember sitting down to a family meal without first asking God to bless our food. Not only would Dad pray over the food, but he would also raise any family issue or crisis that may have been looming that day. This could be work or schoolrelated, social, or even political. This became my norm.

In fact, for many of my friends who came over to visit at meal times, it became their norm. We could always tell those who weren’t accustomed to this lifestyle of prayer because they would neither know Bible verses nor see the need to ask God’s blessing over the meal. In an effort to plant the seed of prayer in my friends’ lives, Dad would ask one of his children to lead prayer.

We gladly did so and were thrilled at the opportunity to share with our friends the practice of prayer that our parents had taught us. The most rewarding part was that we were also encouraged to practice this habit at school, as well as in our friends’ homes. But Dad’s prayer life extended far beyond the dinner table. As a child, I witnessed my father leading the church in prayer as a choir director, deacon, evangelist, and ultimately a pastor.

What a joy to know that the man people came to know and love publicly as Pastor Bond, was the same man I knew and loved privately as Dad. I am certain that Dad’s active prayer life played a vital role in his development as he progressed through the different stages of his ministry assignments.

You see, prayer to us was recognized as one’s communion with his Heavenly Father. For Christians, it’s the way we commune with our God. It’s the language through which we communicate with God. The Bible even states that Jesus communicated with God through prayer while He dwelt among us on earth. Prayer is one of the indispensable disciplines in the life of the Christian.

In fact, there’s a motto that we use that states, “No prayer, no power; little prayer, little power; much prayer, much power.” I feel blessed to have had a father who unashamedly prayed and taught our family to do likewise. I never saw my father hit my mother, spend the night in jail, drink, nor use drugs. I’d like to believe that it was because the prayer that he engaged in privately caused him to live openly as a righteous man.

That’s my personal experience with the praying man God chose to rear me. I have adopted many of his methods and continue to pass them on to the next generation!

Dad , God rest your soul! Thanks for teaching us to pray!

Kevin Bond, a native from Chicago, IL, is perhaps one of the finest producers in the gospel music industry today. His leadership and production expertise have been vital to the success of some of gospel music’s most recognizable artists, including Kirk Franklin, God’s Property, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Bishop T.D. Jakes and The Potter’s House Mass Choir, Marvin Sapp, and host of others. His book, A Servant’s Guide From A Servant’s Heart, is currently in it’s second printing and has become a best-seller for those wishing to grow in ministry as well as the workplace. Kevin and his beautiful wife Toni reside in Atlanta, Georgia with their children; Alex III, Tayler Alexia, Kiara, and Phillip. For more information about Kevin Bond, log onto www.kevinbond.com.

(c) Kevin Bond all rights reserved.

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United Nations Report Warns of Dire Effects of Underpopulation, Fertility Decline

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

United Nations Report Warns of Dire Effects of Underpopulation, Fertility Decline

(Alveda’s recommended reference website)
http://www.demographicwinter.com/index.html

by Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
March 5, 2010

LifeNews.com Note: Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. writes for the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute. This article originally appeared in the pro-life group’s Friday Fax publication and is used with permission.

New York, NY (LifeNews.com/CFAM) — A recently-released United Nations (UN) report finds that the global trend of fertility decline and population aging will have devastating economic and societal effects on the developing world, particularly on women who are now targeted by UN agencies to further reduce fertility.

“World Population Ageing 2009” was published in December 2009 by the UN Population Division, a statistics research branch within the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).

Because fertility is decreasing in the developing world, there will be fewer and fewer workers to support aging citizens, the report found. The ratio of workers to older non-workers dropped from 12 to 9 between 1950 and 2009. By 2050, there will be only 4 workers supporting every retiree: “The reduction of potential support ratios has important implications for social security schemes, particularly for pay-as-you-go pension systems under which taxes on current workers pay the pensions of retirees.”

The effects of fertility decline and population aging will hit the developing world hardest, according to the report, because, “The pace of population ageing is faster in developing countries than in developed countries. Consequently, developing countries will have less time to adjust to the consequences of population ageing.” Furthermore, “ageing in developing countries is taking place at lower levels of socio-economic development than has been the case for developed countries.”

Evidence in the report shows that UN programs aimed at reducing fertility in the developed world will do the most harm to women who will have fewer children to support them in their old age. Since women live longer than men, they make up the majority of older persons.

This is compounded by the fact that “Older persons living alone are at greater risk of experiencing social isolation and economic deprivation and may therefore require special support.” Social support, however, is often unavailable in the developing world where women are least likely to have social security from the state. What recourse they have to social safety nets has been diminished by the global economic downturn, which “brought about sharp reductions in the value of pension funds in many countries in the world.”

Fertility reduction in the developing world is still pushed by UN agencies such as the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organization, as well as non-governmental organizations such as International Planned Parenthood Federation and Women Deliver, a new organization that is garnering significant funding from developed countries to promote fertility control.

The report offered little evidence of a possible reversal of the global aging trend, stating that “Population ageing is unprecedented, a process without parallel in the history of humanity. Population ageing is pervasive since it is affecting nearly all the countries of the world. …and “Population ageing is enduring. …As long as old-age mortality continues to decline and fertility remains low, the proportion of older persons will continue to increase.”

The UN Population Division – an entity distinct from UNFPA – has traditionally been regarded as more objective and less agenda-driven than other UN agencies. In its most recent State of the World Population Report, UNFPA called for increased efforts to reduce fertility to combat climate change.

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Abortion twitter: the rest of the story… she needs our prayers!

Friday, March 5th, 2010

From Brad Mattes of Life Issues Institute

Angie Jackson had an abortion last week. And broadcast it live online.
Shortly after swallowing the chemical abortion drug, RU 486, the 27-year-old single mom began posting live updates on Twitter and YouTube. More than 119,000 watched her first video. “Um, yeah, I’m having an abortion right now. It’s not that bad. It’s not that scary,” she said, smiling broadly into the camera. Angie said her goal in going public was to demystify abortion.
But over the next few days, Angie’s updates increasingly detailed bleeding, dizziness and severe pain, along with an admission that she quickly exhausted her first supply of painkillers. Though the Florida woman said she pursued abortion because of health risks, the irony is the abortion itself could have killed her and will likely leave long-term side effects. RU 486 is far from safe. At least 12 women died after taking the human pesticide, and more than 600 adverse effects have been reported to the FDA, including heart attacks, hemorrhaging, and surgery to repair damage.
Many women also say the convenience of having an abortion in their own home is, in fact, a lonely experience, so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised people like Angie are coping by turning to social media for support. But it should shock our senses that the murder of preborn babies is shouted, even celebrated, from Internet rooftops — that a precious young life was nothing but a “squatter,” “parasite” and “tumor” to Angie, who at one point exploded: “I want to KILL THIS THING!”
This type of desensitizing can only be a desperate attempt to smother the truth, but I pray that Angie’s brazen words will be used for good, prompting others to think through the life issues and perhaps even speak out for the first time.
Her story is certainly a startling reminder that we must work harder than ever to surround young men and women with love and help when and where they need it most.
For Truth,

Bradley Mattes
Executive Director
Life Issues Institute

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A last word for the BBC radio interview with Alveda and Sister Song

Friday, March 5th, 2010

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/news/2010/03/100305_georgia_abortion_controversyy.shtml

Ms. Ross, we are not blaming women. We are the post abortive women who are the victims of the targeted womblynching. This is an outrage. Women need love and support, not abortion. How can the dream survive if we murder our children? Yes, a woman has a right to choose what she does with her body. The baby is not her body. Where is the lawyer for the baby?

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Congressman Stupak, Congressman Franks – Thank you!

Friday, March 5th, 2010

There are men and women in Congress who still represent the voice of the PEOPLE! The majority of Americans do not want abortion funding in any legislation, including a health care bill. Congressman Stupak gets it! So do many of his colleagues in Congress. Also, Congressman Franks is still taking heat for working to rescue babies from death by abortion due to race of sex selection. Friends, support of members in Congress who are fighting for those who know that LIFE is precious!

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Newsweek and Utah Legislator should visit SNMA website

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Dear Representative Wimmer, the woman/mother and the baby are both harmed by abortion. Women need love, not abortion. Please visit www.silentnomoreawareness.com

The sponsor of the Utah bill that would have made it a crime for a mother to seek an illegal abortion has withdrawn the measure after the governor refused to sign it because it would penalize women for “reckless behavior” in addition to intentional behavior. Rep. Carl Wimmer said he will rewrite the bill, which now must pass both houses of the Utah legislature before adjournment next Thursday.

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/05/us/05utah.html

Dear Mrs. Clinton, once again, you didn’t mention that abortion kills babies and hurts women…
In a Brazilian TV interview, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton answered a university student’s question about abortion by saying it “is something that needs to be carefully thought about because of the great effect it has on the numbers of children that poor women have that they can’t educate, feed properly, care for, the great toll that illegal abortions take, and the denial of women being able to exercise such a fundamental personal right.”

Link: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/mar/10030417.html

A clever attempt at deflection, outrageous again! What isn’t clearly stated is that abortion is a horrible deed that kills babies and hurts women. The women and the babies should not bear the stigma, that’s true, but the answer is not to try and a make excuses for abortion, nor to make the deed seem acceptable, women and babies deserve love, not abortion. They deserve better than abortion!

A Newsweek article yesterday on “destigmatizing abortion” stated that 40% of adult American women have had an abortion, yet this figure did not factor for repeat abortions. A reader of the article points to a Guttmacher study indicating that half of all abortions are performed on women who have already had an abortion. The readers says that the 40% figure should be closer to 20%.

Link: http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/thehumancondition/archive/2010/03/04/about-40-percent-of-american-women-have-had-abortions-the-math-behind-the-stat.aspx

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“I regret my abortion!” says Dr. Alveda King in response to the NY Times article on abortion discussion

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is cited in the New York Times article below:
http://www.newsweek.com/id/234382

The thing is the article seems to still be trying to approve abortion by taking away the stigma associated with it. There is little or no mention of the civil rights of the baby who is killed by the act of abortion. There is also no substantive attention given to the thousands of testimonies on record of the women who have suffered long term effects from abortion, not to mention invasive surgical and chemical birth control methods. Some of these lasting negative effects include death, infection, sterilization, depression, disease, relational distress and other effects.

For example, in one paragraph, an “expert” says that abortion doesn’t define a woman. That is misleading because abortion actually changes women, and there are not as many who say that abortion changed them for the better as there are women who say that abortion divested them for a very long time.

At least the article says that abortion (which is actually murder of a living baby) is complex, and more discussion is needed on the subject.
Here’s the excerpt below:

Even with the new openness, talking about abortions largely remains taboo. In part, experts say, this has to do with the stories being so disconnected. “For one woman to do this, its one media blip; another woman blogs her experience, and that’s another blip,” says Kate Cosby, a researcher at University of California—San Francisco who focuses on the stigma and emotions involved in abortion. The discussion often turns to one about celebrity and fame seeking, as it has with Jackson, rather than a more thorough discussion of the procedure.

Perhaps it’s something about the nature of abortion itself: it generally does not define a woman’s identity nor engender community formation. “When you’re gay, you’re gay forever, it’s an identity,” says Cosby. “But when you make an abortion decision, it’s probably not going to define you, so there’s less motivation to advocate for that right.” In fact, Cosby’s research has shown women who have abortions specifically try to distance themselves from others who have had the same experience. They don’t want to consider themselves part of the stereotype, the woman who is sexually promiscuous and careless about birth control. Like one woman who terminated a pregnancy when she learned her baby would have Down syndrome. “I don’t look at it as though I had an abortion, even though that is technically what it is,” she told the New York Times. “There’s a difference. I wanted this baby.” The irony, of course, is that by removing themselves from their abortion experiences, these women are perpetuating the same stereotypes they seek to avoid.

Changing the stereotypes that come with abortion, and the stigma they engender, is not necessarily impossible. But it requires a larger, more complex discussion.

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Congressman Franks Is Correct – Abortion Has Been Devastating for More African Americans than Slavery

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Margaret Sciarrino
Date: March 2, 2010 888-735-3448, ext. 251

Congressman Franks Is Correct – Abortion Has Been Devastating for More African Americans than Slavery

Atlanta, GA – Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Director and Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, commented today on attacks made on Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) concerning his remarks on abortion and slavery.

“Congressman Franks’ comment that ‘far more of the African American community is being devastated’ by abortion ‘than were being devastated by the policies of slavery’ makes a quantitative distinction,” said Dr. King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “It’s not a judgment as to which of the two brutal, inhumane practices is worse, but rather which has impacted more people.”

“Examining the statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and the Alan Guttmacher Institute, one can estimate that 14 million African Americans were killed by abortion between 1973 and 2005,” stated Dr. King. “That’s ‘far more’ than the number of blacks who suffered under the horrors of slavery from our country’s founding until emancipation. The last Census to count slaves in 1860 numbered them at 4 million. Even assuming short life spans, it’s hard to see how the total number of slaves approaches the number of blacks killed by abortion.”

“From what I’ve read, the people who attempt to criticize Congressman Franks for his words are people who think unborn black babies don’t have the right to exist,” added Dr. King. “That is the slave owner’s mindset, namely that some people are less than human.”

“Congressman Franks’ record of caring and concern for Americans of every color and of every age is second to none,” concluded Dr. King. “I only wish we had more leaders like him.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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I HAVE A DREAM, IT’S IN MY GENES: HOW CAN THE DREAM SURVIVE IF WE MURDER OUR CHILDREN?

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Friends, in 1950, my mother Naomi Ruther Barber King was just as beautiful as all of the young women in this photo. She was a high school senior, just accepted into college. She and my Daddy, Rev. A. D. King were pregnant with me, Alveda Celeste King, their firstborn baby. Daddy would name me Alveda. He wanted his firstborn to bear his name, and since I was a girl, he made it a feminine version, adding Veda to Al. Vitae means life in Italian. Life in French is vie. Mom was a French major in college. Dad was a universal or global thinker. He studied cultures of the world. So, Daddy would always laugh and say “Veda, je amour de vie!” or “Alveda, love life!” Daddy also said that he named me Al as his firstborn, and Veda to give me a long and good life (Psalm 91). He said he named me Celeste to get me as close to Heaven as he could. God bless my Daddy’s soul!
At any rate, Mom became pregnant her first year in an all girls college, Spelman College in Atlanta. The policy of the school at that time was that no pregnant female married or single could attend the school. Mother wanted college, and not understanding the ramifications of her desired choice, she took home to her mother Bessie a flyer from the Birth Control League founded by Margaret Sanger, a flyer promising help with the pregnancy and with birth control. Mom wanted an abortion; her mother said they needed to talk with their pastor, who was my grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. To make a long yet very relevant story (at least to me) short, Daddy King told Mama “Naomi, sit down and let me tell you something. That baby in your belly is not a lump of flesh. That’s my granddaughter, a little girl with bright skin and bright red hair. I saw her in a dream three years ago.” Throughout the years, the abortion plan was a family secret, but Granddaddy’s dream of Alveda wasn’t. I was born with red skin and bright strawberry blond hair. That’s because Daddy King was part Irish, part African, and Mother was part African and part Cherokee.
So when you hear me ask what race I am, the answer will always be “HUMAN” as are you. Acts 17 teaches us that God made us all of one blood, and now Jesus’ Blood seals the deal for his the eternal saga…
Anyway, Margaret Sanger and her cohorts had a wicked and elaborate plan of genocide and eugenics that included sterilization, harmful chemical and other invasive birth control methods, targeted strategies for a hedonistic sexual revolution and so much more… The wraps are coming off the story, the blinders are being removed… Be informed, educated, outrages and activated.
For starters, check out the book and story here… Peace! Alveda

Get this BOOK by Dr. Judith Reisman! Kinsey, Crimes & Consequences (2003) PP 116-117; see WHERE WE WERE BEFORE THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION. ALSO SEE KRUSE SCHOOL FOR NEGRO GIRLS, P. 293, ETC.
These beautiful girls were targeted for sexual research and experimentation! All of this on the heels of the Negro Project which was a female sterilization plan; and the Tuskegee Project which gave Black men syphilis and placebos. Check it out!

1950s

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WHY EXCLUDE “NONWHITE” WOMEN?
Kinsey also eliminated data collected from 934 black women. Information about black college women would have revealed many hard-working, churchgoing families with parents who had struggled to provide their daughters a college education. Elsewhere, we document Kinsey’s racial bias, including his belief that the black population engaged in much more “uninhibited” sex than did the white population. Why, then, did he purge the important category of black college women from his database? Did they give “wrong” answers to his questions?

HIDING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
The claim that the data were purged due to small sample size is refuted by Kinsey himself. In the discussion of “Pre-Adolescent Contacts With Adult Males; Incidence and Frequency of Contacts with Adults,”45 he claims that child sexual victimizations are harmless. A strong pro-pedophile bias appears to have influenced the decision to purge the data about poor black women and prisoners. The subjects were largely from fatherless and unconventional homes with a high incidence of early sexual experience. Conversely, black college women may have been purged due to a high percentage of biological fathers in their homes, therefore a lower incidence of early sexual activity. PP. 117-118

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