You Are My Hiding Place

A post for today, “Just Because”

Psalm 32:7

New International Version
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

English Standard Version
You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance.  Selah

New American Standard Bible
You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance.  Selah.

King James Bible
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.  Selah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are my hiding place; You protect me from trouble. You surround me with joyful shouts of deliverance.  Selah
You Are My Hiding Place

Hickory Grove Baptist Church

(North Campus)~ Charlotte NC

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012115 – The Sabbath – Enjoy The Lord, Appreciate His Creation

Genesis 1:31-2:3 New King James Version (NKJV)

31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

2 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished.2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

This week has been very stressful for many of God’s people. The Sabbath came to my part of the world about four hours ago. Let’s take a load off of our mind, and enjoy the Lord, and appreciate His creation, whether it is of nature or people.

Consider the videos that follow; they tell us a lot about God’s creation. I won’t tell you how to enjoy your time of Sabbath; you can figure that one out. But, let’s consider a verse of scripture that tells how we can let our minds rest, regardless of the times and situations where we might find ourselves.

Philippians 4:4-9 King James Version (KJV)

4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

The videos progress from appreciation of our world, to a state that is special to me; to a light-hearted musical; to a special marching band.

It’s A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong

Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles

Singing The Rain – 1952
Gene Kelly

Mayberry Marching Band
Andy Griffith Show

012015 – “May We Never Forget”

This post is a repeat of my post, “ETS Thought 030314, Support For U.S. Military Forces, John 15:13.” The news comments are still current, even though Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned from that office. May we never forget that our nation is free from enemies, “foreign and domestic,” because we have the greatest military in the world.

“May We Never Forget”

John 15:13
King James Version (KJV)
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Even as our nation is planning to drastically cut our nation’s defenses, Russian troops invade Ukraine.

See the following two news stories.

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WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to shrink the United States Army to its smallest force since before the World War II buildup and eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets in a new spending proposal that officials describe as the first Pentagon budget to aggressively push the military off the war footing adopted after the terror attacks of 2001. (New York Times)
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(Fox News)
Russian troops moved into Crimea Friday, U.S. officials told Fox News, prompting Ukraine to accuse Russia of an “armed invasion.”
U.S. officials told Fox News they see “evidence of air and maritime movement into and out of Crimea by Russian forces” although the Pentagon declined to officially “characterize” the movement.
Agence France Press quoted a top Ukranian official as saying Russian aircraft carrying nearly 2,000 suspected troops have landed at a military air base near the regional capital of the restive Crimean peninsula.
“Thirteen Russian aircraft landed at the airport of Gvardeyskoye (near Simferopol) with 150 people in each one,” Sergiy Kunitsyn, the Ukrainian president’s special representative in Crimea, told the local ATR television channel, according to AFP. He accused Russia of an “armed invasion.”
The new developments prompted Ukraine to accuse Russia of a “military invasion and occupation” — a claim that brought an alarming new dimension to the crisis.
Russia kept silent on claims of military intervention, even as it maintained its hard-line stance on protecting ethnic Russians in Crimea, a peninsula of Ukraine on the northern coast of the Black Sea.
A spokesman for the Ukrainian border service said eight Russian transport planes have landed in Crimea with unknown cargo.

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May we never forget the needs of our military forces. Consider the bravery and heroism of our military members, of all of our armed forces. Let us keep our military forces in our prayers.

“Let the prayer be from you,” for the active duty, national guard, and reserve members of the
……….United States Coast Guard, United States Air Force, United States Army,
……….United States Marine Corps, United States Navy
May God bless America.

The following video is from the 1942 World War II movie, “To The Shores of Tripoli.” You will notice U.S. Marines marching in their dress uniforms. It is significant to note that the Marines are marching at about “24 abreast,” which is no small feat. (Author’s note: The beat of the drums may make you want to get up and march. Remember that your left foot marches to be beat of the drum. Randolph Scott plays the role of a great Marine NCO. John Payne, of the Miracle On 34th Street Christmas movie, is the Marine who is all the way on the left when marching and when receiving a decoration. Aside from the few actors in the movie, all of the rest of the Marines are real Marines. ‘Semper Fi:’ Semper Fidelis is a Latin phrase meaning “Always Faithful” or “Always Loyal.” Well known in the United States as the motto of the United States Marine Corps (and often shortened to Semper Fi in Marine contexts).

011915 – ABORTION. “HE SAID WHAT???” Give Me A Break!

Obama Celebrates 42 Years of Abortion: Roe “Gives Our Daughters Rights and Freedoms”

President Barack Obama issued a statement today celebrating the 41-year-old Roe v. Wade decision that allowed for virtually unlimited abortions. In a written statement that celebrated killing little boys and girls in abortions as giving “our daughters rights and freedoms.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:

http://www.lifenews.com/2015/01/22/obama-celebrates-42-years-of-abortion-roe-gives-our-daughters-rights-and-freedoms/

Obama Celebrates 42 Years of Abortion: Roe “Gives Our Daughters Rights and Freedoms”
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 1/22/15 4:56 PM

President Barack Obama issued a statement today celebrating the 42-year-old Roe v. Wade decision that allowed for virtually unlimited abortions. In a written statement that celebrated killing little boys and girls in abortions as giving “our daughters rights and freedoms”

The United States marks 42 years of legalized abortion in all fifty states at any time for any reason throughout pregnancy on January 22nd, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Since that time, there have been approximately 57,762,169 abortions that have destroyed the lives of unborn children. Hundreds of thousands of pro-life people today participated in the March for Life to speak out against abortion. Obama also attacked the bill the House passed today to completely ban taxpayer funding of abortions. For President Barack Obama millions of babies dying in abortions is a cause for celebration.

Forty-two years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Roe v. Wade, a decision that protects a woman’s freedom to make her own choices about her body and her health, and reaffirms a fundamental American value: that government should not intrude in our most private and personal family matters. I am deeply committed to protecting this core constitutional right, and I believe that efforts like H.R. 7, the bill the House considered today, would intrude on women’s reproductive freedom and access to health care and unnecessarily restrict the private insurance choices that consumers have today. The federal government should not be injecting itself into decisions best made between women, their families, and their doctors. I am also deeply committed to continuing our work to reduce unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, promote adoptions, and minimize the need for abortion. Today, as we reflect on this critical moment in our history, may we all rededicate ourselves to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons.

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Let’s consider what Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said about abortion. See his quote, and the related article.

[Martin Luther King, Jr.] once said, “The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety.” How can the “Dream” survive if we murder the children? Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate.

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African Americans make up 12.6% of the U.S. population2 but the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that black women accounted for 35.4% of all abortions in 2009.3 The Guttmacher Institute (AGI) puts the percentage of black abortions at 30% of the U.S. total.4 Their most recent numbers are from 2008. (Taken from the same related article as MLK)
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http://www.abort73.com/abortion/abortion_and_race/

The Case Against Abortion: Abortion and Race – Abort73.com
http://www.abort73.com/abortion/abortion_and_race/ – View by Ixquick Proxy – Highlight
For decades, abortion has disproportionately targeted minority babies.

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THE CASE AGAINST ABORTION
FACTS ABOUT ABORTION
BRINGING AN END TO ABORTION
FINDING HELP
FEEDBACK
ABORTION AND RACE
For decades, abortion has disproportionately targeted minority babies.

PAGE SUMMARY:

Whatever the intent of the abortion industry may be, by functional standards, abortion is a racist institution. In the United States, black children are aborted at nearly four times the rate as white children and Hispanic children don’t fare much better. Abortion, by the numbers, is a racist institution. That’s not to say that all or even most of those who support abortion are racists. Nor does it imply that there are not racists among those who oppose abortion. This statement has nothing to do with agendas or intent. It has everything to do with the simple, undeniable reality that in the United States, abortion kills minority children at more than three times the rate of non-Hispanic, white children. The Reverend Clenard H. Childresscalls this phenomenon “black genocide,” and has built a national ministry around its exposure. Alveda C. King, daughter of slain civil-rights leader A.D. King and niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., quotes her uncle often when outlining her opposition of abortion. She writes:

[Martin Luther King, Jr.] once said, “The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety.” How can the “Dream” survive if we murder the children? Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate.

Lest you feel these claims are an exaggeration, consider the numbers. According to 2010 census data, African Americans make up 12.6% of the U.S. population but the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that black women accounted for 35.4% of all abortions in 2009. The Guttmacher Institute (AGI) puts the percentage of black abortions at 30% of the U.S. total. Their most recent numbers are from 2008. Similarly, AGI tells us that Hispanic women accounted for 25% of all U.S. abortions in 2008, though Hispanics make up just 16.3% of the U.S. population.The CDC lists the percentage of Hispanic abortions at 20.6%. Compare those numbers to non-Hispanic whites, who make up 63.7% of America’s population, but account for only 36% of all U.S. abortions (37.7% according to the CDC).

Every day in America, an average of 3,315 human beings lose their lives to abortion. Based on the percentages above, between 683-829 of those babies are Hispanic, between 1,193-1,174 are white, and between 995-1,207 are black. Not only are black children being killed at a far greater percentage than white children, it’s possible they’re being killed in greater numbers, period. Is that not shocking?! Though the white population in the U.S. outnumbers the black population five to one, abortion may well be killing more black children each day than white children. John Piper, a white pastor with a heart for racial justice, remarks on the disparity of abortion this way:

The de facto effect (I don’t call it the main cause, but net effect) of putting abortion clinics in the urban centers is that the abortion of Hispanic and Black babies is more than double their percentage of the population. Every day 1,300 black babies are killed in America. Seven hundred Hispanic babies die every day from abortion. Call this what you will—when the slaughter has an ethnic face and the percentages are double that of the white community and the killers are almost all white, something is going on here that ought to make the lovers of racial equality and racial harmony wake up.

In 2009, a total of 286,623 blacks died in the U.S. That same year, an estimated 1.21 million abortions took place in the United States. If 35.4% were performed on black women, that means almost twice as many blacks were killed by abortion as by all other causes. In 2010, the black population in the U.S. stood just shy of at 39 million. The CDC reports that during the 1970’s, roughly 24% of all U.S. abortions were performed on black women. That percentage rose to 30% in the 1980’s, 34% in the 1990’s and 36% in the 2000’s. That means that about 31% of all U.S. abortions since 1973 have been performed on African American women. Based on the January 2013 estimate that there have been 55.7 million abortions in the United States since 1973, we can deduce that approximately 17 million of the aborted babies were black. Despite an overall black population growth of 12% between 2000 and 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that the black population “grew at a slower rate than most other major race and ethnic groups in the country.” CBS News reported in 2009 that “Hispanics have surpassed blacks as the nation’s largest minority group.” Can there be any question about the role abortion has played in this demographic shift? Despite similar population numbers, Hispanic women currently account for about 20% of all U.S. abortions, whereas African-American women account for 35%. From 1973 to 2012, abortion reduced the black population by 30%, and that doesn’t even factor in all the children that would have been born to those aborted a generation ago. To put it bluntly, abortion has thinned the black community in ways the Ku Klux Klan could have only dreamed of.

The fact that black leaders, like President Obama, support abortion rights does not change the reality of what is happening. How many candidates for public office have abandoned a prior conviction so as to be consistent with a party platform? This is perhaps nowhere more evident than in Reverend Jesse Jackson’s flip-flop on abortion. Prior to having ambitions as a Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, he was an incredibly eloquent and outspoken opponent of abortion. Though his public stance on abortion has reversed, his earlier remarks remain as applicable as ever, and show that there is more than mere numbers at stake. Abortion attacks the “moral fabric” of an entire people. The following remarks come from his 1977 article for the National Right to Life News:

The question of “life” is The Question of the 20th century. Race and poverty are dimensions of the life question, but discussions about abortion have brought the issue into focus in a much sharper way.

How we will respect and understand the nature of life itself is the over-riding moral issue, not of the Black race, but of the human race.

The question of abortion confronts me in several different ways. First, although I do not profess to be a biologist, I have studied biology and know something about life from the point of view of the natural sciences. Second, I am a minister of the Gospel and, therefore, feel that abortion has a religious and moral dimension that I must consider. Third, I was born out of wedlock (and against the advice that my mother received from her doctor) and therefore abortion is a personal issue for me.

From my perspective, human life is the highest good, the summum bonum. Human life itself is the highest human good and God is the supreme good because He is the giver of life…

There are those who argue that the right to privacy is of higher order than the right to life. I do not share that view. I believe that life is not private, but rather it is public and universal.

If one accepts the position that life is private, and therefore you have the right to do with it as you please, one must also accept the conclusion of that logic. That was the premise of slavery. You could not protest the existence or treatment of slaves on the plantation because that was private and therefore outside of your right to concerned.

Another area that concerns me greatly, namely because I know how it has been used with regard to race, is the psycholinguistics involved in this whole issue of abortion. If something can be dehumanized through the rhetoric used to describe it, then the major battle has been won. Those advocates of taking life prior to birth do not call it killing or murder, they call it abortion. They further never talk about aborting a baby because that would imply something human. Rather they talk about aborting the fetus. Fetus sounds less than human and therefore can be justified.

… What happens to the mind of a person, and the moral fabric of a nation, that accepts the aborting of the life of a baby without a pang of conscience? What kind of a person, and what kind of a society will we have 20 years hence if life can be taken so casually?

It is that question, the question of our attitude, our value system, and our mind-set with regard to the nature and worth of life itself that is the central question confronting mankind. Failure to answer that question affirmatively may leave us with a hell right here on earth.

The majority of Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinics are located in communities with minority populations that exceed the city or state averages. Is this a bizarre coincidence, or is it merely an extension of the eugenic principles that seem to have driven Planned Parenthood’s founder,Margaret Sanger, a founder who is documented as saying, “We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” This statement, written in a 1939 letter to a colleague, can be taken in one of two ways. Either she didn’t want the black community to wrongly assume that her efforts promoting birth control were an attempt to eliminate them, or she didn’t want the black community to find out that this is exactly what she had in mind. Planned Parenthood assumes the first; her opponents assume the latter. Based on the greater context of her writings, the truth likely lies in between. She probably didn’t have in mind the elimination of all blacks, but it is quite reasonable to infer that she did want to keep them in submission and in line.

Whatever the case may be, the bottom line is this. Margaret Sanger’s vision of social purification was rooted in birth control and sterilization. Compared with abortion, these were minor threats to minority communities. Planned Parenthood’s contemporary vision of social purification is much more menacing. No longer is the organization driven by pregnancy prevention, it is now driven by pregnancy elimination. We can debate the racial intent of Planned Parenthood past and present, but we cannot debate the results. Abortion is by no means an equal opportunity killer

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Consider the reality of death to the living, but unborn, baby during an abortion.

Abortion Illustrated / 23 Weeks Gestational Age / Video

The Reality of Abortion.wmv
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My Comment is for those of you who claim to be believers in Christ, but vote for politicians that support abortion on demand. How can you continue to vote for people, such as our nation’s leader, who promote the killing of unborn babies? I suggest that if you have been voting for such politicians, that you enter into some serious prayer. Talk to God about the support that you are giving to the killing of unborn babies, which is done through you support of politicians who are responsible for the deaths of unborn babies.

011815 – “57,762,169 MISSING! WHERE ARE THEY?”

QUESTION: 57,762,169 MISSING! WHERE ARE THEY?

ANSWER: 57,762,169 INNOCENT UNBORN BABIES HAVE BEEN MURDERED!

Pro Life advocates designate the third Sunday in January as a day to celebrate life. It’s called “Sanctity” of life because we consider all life to be sacred; inviolable, and beginning in God’s time and at the moment of conception.

57,762,169 Abortions in America Since Roe vs. Wade in 1973

The United States marks 42 years of legalized abortion in all fifty states at any time for any reason throughout pregnancy on January 22nd, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Since that time, there have been approximately 57,762,169 abortions that have destroyed the lives of unborn children.

57,762,169 Abortions in America Since Roe vs. Wade in 1973

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:

http://www.lifenews.com/2015/01/21/57762169-abortions-in-america-since-roe-vs-wade-in-1973/

Obama Says “We Can Disagree on Abortion” as He Backs Killing Babies in Late-Term Abortions
On the same day President Barack Obama issued a veto threat against a pro-life bill that would ban late-term abortions after 20 weeks, he said in his State of the Union address tonight that Americans can “disagree about abortion.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:

http://www.lifenews.com/2015/01/20/obama-says-we-can-disagree-on-abortion-as-he-backs-killing-babies-in-late-term-abortions/

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My comment. Consider the Law Of Biogenesis. Dr. Louis Pasteur concluded that “life comes from existing life.”
My comment. We all began our lives as embryos, which had life.
My comment. The baby in an abortion is innocent. and worthy of death at the hands of an abortionist.
My comment. AGI Survey shows that only seven per cent of abortions are due to rape or incest; mother has health problems; possible fetal health problems

See data on Biogenesis and AGI Survey below.
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Unborn Baby Development 1-12 Weeks

Baby Ultrasound early pregnancy 5,6,7,8,9 weeks 3D

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My comment to those who call themselves Christians. The Democrat party supports abortion on demand; it’s a plank on their party platform statement. There is no Democrat in the United States House Of Representatives, in the United States Senate, or in the Executive Branch (President or Vice President) who supports the protection of unborn babies.

My comment to those who call themselves Christians. How can you vote for people of a party who supports the killing of unborn question? Either you are for God’s Holy Word, or you are not. Consider Jeremiah 24:15, “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

My question to those who call themselves Christians. “How can you be serving the Lord if you continue to vote for politicians who will not vote to protect the life of the most innocent of all of God’s creation?” Consider the president, vice president, secretary of state, the former madam secretary of state, the madam minority leader of the house of representatives, the minority leader of the senate. All of these “leaders of our country” support the killing of unborn babies. Again, how can Christians, people who claim to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, continue to vote for politicians who vote to kill unborn babies? You will have to deal with God about this matter. Consider such a meeting carefully and prayerfully.

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REASONS GIVEN FOR ABORTIONS: AGI SURVEY, 1987 [3, 4]

reason % of abortions
rape or incest 1 (0.4-1.3)
mother has health problems 3 (2.8)
possible fetal health problems 3 (3.3)
unready for responsibility 21
is too immature or young to have child 11 (12.2)
woman’s parents want her to have abortion <0.5
has problems with relationship or wants to avoid single parenthood 12 (14.1)
husband or partner wants her to have abortion 1
has all the children she wanted or all children are grown 8 (7.9)
can't afford baby now 21 (21.3)
concerned about how having baby would change her life 16
doesn't want others to know she had relations or is pregnant 1
other 3
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Biogenesis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article is about the generation of life from existing life. For the medical clinic accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs, see Biogenesis baseball scandal. For other uses, see Biogenesis (disambiguation).
Biogenesis is the production of new living organisms or organelles. The law of biogenesis, attributed to Louis Pasteur, is the observation that living things come only from other living things, by reproduction (e.g. a spider lays eggs, which develop into spiders). That is, life does not arise from non-living material, which was the position held by spontaneous generation.[1][2] This is summarized in the phrase Omne vivum ex vivo, Latin for "all life [is] from life." A related statement is Omnis cellula e cellula, "all cells [are] from cells;" this observation is one of the central statements of cell theory.
The term biogenesis was coined by Henry Charlton Bastian to mean the generation of a life form from nonliving materials, however, Thomas Henry Huxley chose the term abiogenesis and redefined biogenesis for life arising from preexisting life.[3] The generation of life from non-living material is called abiogenesis, and has occurred at least once in the history of the Earth,[4] or in the history of the Universe (see panspermia), when life first arose.[5][6][7]
The term biogenesis may also refer to biochemical processes of production in living organisms (see biosynthesis)

011715 – VETO THREAT TO BAN ABORTIONS AFTER 20 WEEKS – UNBORN BABIES FEEL PAIN!

http://www.lifenews.com/2015/01/20/obama-threatens-to-veto-pro-life-bill-to-ban-abortions-after-20-weeks/

Obama Threatens to Veto Pro-Life Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 1/20/15 4:04 PM

The White House today issued a veto threat indicating that President Barack Obama would veto a bill to ban late-term abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy because unborn children feel intense pain in abortions.

The Republicans in the House of Representatives will hold a vote on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade late this month on the pro-life bill and the Senate is expected to follow suit this Spring. Top Republicans and leading pro-life groups have been promoting the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act that bans abortions from after 20-weeks of pregnancy up to the day of birth.

In a statement, sponsoring Congressman Trent Franks told LifeNews: “More than 18,000 ‘very late term’ abortions are performed every year on perfectly healthy unborn babies in America. These are innocent and defenseless children who can not only feel pain, but who can survive outside of the womb in most cases, and who are torturously killed without even basic anesthesia. Many of them cry and scream as they die, but because it is amniotic fluid going over their vocal cords instead of air, we don’t hear them.” But the White House says Obama would veto the bill.

The Administration strongly opposes H.R. 36, which would unacceptably restrict women’s health and reproductive rights and is an assault on a woman’s right to choose. Women should be able to make their own choices about their bodies and their health care, and Government should not inject itself into decisions best made between a woman and her doctor. If the President were presented with this legislation, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto this bill. A veto of the bill, which is already state law in 10 states, would put Obama at odds with public opinion on abortion once again.

A national poll by The Polling Company found that, after being informed that there is scientific evidence that unborn children are capable of feeling pain at least by 20 weeks, 64% would support a law banning abortion after 20 weeks, unless the mother’s life was in danger. Only 30% said they would oppose such a law.

A November 2014 poll from Quinnipiac found that 60 percent of Americans support legislation limiting abortions after 20 weeks, including 56 percent of Independents and 46 percent of Democrats.

During the hearing on the last bill, former abortion practitioner Anthony Levatino told members of the committee the gruesome details of his former abortion practice and how he became pro-life following the tragic automobile accident of his child.

Another bombshell dropped during the hearing came from Dr. Maureen Condic, who is Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the Universitultrasound4d18by of Utah School of Medicine. She testified that the unborn child is capable of reacting to pain as early as 8-10 weeks. This is when most abortions in America take place.

The bill relies on the science of fetal pain to establish a Constitutional reason for Congress to ban abortions late in pregnancy. The science behind the concept of fetal pain is fully established and Dr. Steven Zielinski, an internal medicine physician from Oregon, is one of the leading researchers into it. He first published reports in the 1980s to validate research showing evidence for it.

He has testified before Congress that an unborn child could feel pain at “eight-and-a-half weeks and possibly earlier” and that a baby before birth “under the right circumstances, is capable of crying.”

He and his colleagues Dr. Vincent J. Collins and Thomas J. Marzen were the top researchers to point to fetal pain decades ago. Collins, before his death, was Professor of Anesthesiology at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois and author of Principles of Anesthesiology, one of the leading medical texts on the control of pain.

“The functioning neurological structures necessary to suffer pain are developed early in a child’s development in the womb,” they wrote.

“Functioning neurological structures necessary for pain sensation are in place as early as 8 weeks, but certainly by 13 1/2 weeks of gestation. Sensory nerves, including nociceptors, reach the skin of the fetus before the 9th week of gestation. The first detectable brain activity occurs in the thalamus between the 8th and 10th weeks. The movement of electrical impulses through the neural fibers and spinal column takes place between 8 and 9 weeks gestation. By 13 1/2 weeks, the entire sensory nervous system functions as a whole in all parts of the body,” they continued.

With Zielinski and his colleagues the first to provide the scientific basis for the concept of fetal pain, Dr. Kanwaljeet Anand has provided further research to substantiate their work.

One leading expert in the field of fetal pain, Dr. Kanwaljeet S. Anand at the University of Tennessee, stated in his expert report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice, “It is my opinion that the human fetus possesses the ability to experience pain from 20 weeks of gestation, if not earlier, and the pain perceived by a fetus is possibly more intense than that perceived by term newborns or older children.”

“The neural pathways are present for pain to be experienced quite early by unborn babies,” explains Steven Calvin, M.D., perinatologist, chair of the Program in Human Rights Medicine, University of Minnesota, where he teaches obstetrics.

Dr. Colleen A. Malloy, Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology at Northwestern University in her testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in May 2012 said, “[w]hen we speak of infants at 22 weeks LMP [Note: this is 20 weeks post fertilization], for example, we no longer have to rely solely on inferences or ultrasound imagery, because such premature patients are kicking, moving, reacting, and developing right before our eyes in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.”

“In today’s medical arena, we resuscitate patients at this age and are able to witness their ex-utero growth and development. Medical advancement and technology have enabled us to improve our ability to care for these infants…In fact, standard of care for neonatal intensive care units requires attention to and treatment of neonatal pain,” Dr. Malloy testified. She continued, “[t]hus, the difference between fetal and neonatal pain is simply the locale in which the pain occurs. The receiver’s experience of the pain is the same. I could never imagine subjecting my tiny patients to horrific procedures such as those that involve limb detachment or cardiac injection.”
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My thought. The Democrat Party supports abortion on demand. Those are not my words; they’re “theirs!”

Abortion Kills Babies

011615 – “I Have A Dream”

The “I Have A Dream” speech, that was given by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963, was really more of a sermon. It is important for us to know that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist pastor. He viewed his part in the civil rights movement as being a Divine calling on his life. All too often, Dr. King is referred to as a civil rights leader, but that is terribly wrong. He was a Baptist pastor who was following the call of the Great Commission that Jesus has given to all of us. Earlier today, I re-blogged a post on “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.” But, as the day has progressed, I began to realize that I have not heard a lot of information on Dr. King’s birthday this year. Neither have I heard his, “I Have A Dream” speech. So, I am posting his speech. As you listen to Dr. King speaking, remember that he was the epitome of peaceful conflict resolution.

I Have A Dream – August 28, 1963
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.