Gospel Points – Mike Huckabee on Abortion

This past week was the 43rd anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision that legalized the destruction of human life in the womb. So, I want to play for you a question I was able to pose a little while back to Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee at a get together in New Hampshire. I asked the governor to talk about his commitment to stand for the unborn and outlaw abortion. Listen in to his response to my question.

Related Links:

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Wisconsin Right to Life


Former Abortionist Reveals the Heartbreaking Ways Women Respond After Their Abortions

Like nearly all abortion clinics, Everett’s clinics had “recovery rooms” where women could stay after their abortions until the anesthesia wore off or they felt well enough to leave. Everett says there were two main reactions among women right after their abortions:

…[T]here are two reactions in the recovery room. The first one is: I’ve killed my baby. And even then, it amazed me that that was the first time they called it a baby and the first time they called it murder. But, you know, as bad as that sounds, that’s probably the healthiest reaction. That woman is probably going to have the ability to walk out of there and deal with it, and perhaps be healed and go on.

These women may have been going through their abortion procedures  in a state of denial.  Afterwards, they could no longer sustain that denial and were forced to face the truth about what they had done.  Everett believes that by facing reality instead of repressing it, these women may be on the path to healing. But she goes on to talk about the second group of women:

But the second reaction is: I am hungry, you kept me in here for four hours and you told me I’d only be here for two; let me out of here. Now that woman is doing what I did. She’s running from her abortion. She’s not dealing with it; she’s choosing to deny it, and she’s the woman that we read all the statistics about, post-abortion syndrome. They say now it’s an average of five years before people actually deal with the fact that, yes, they did kill their baby. And yes, they do have to deal with that. You know, I go back to my own personal healing, which just started a year ago. I was making deals with God. I didn’t want to talk about my own abortion. Then when I finally did deal with it, I cried nonstop for five months because, you see, I killed my baby, and I’m still not through that. And how difficult it is for all these women because, you see, I believe that every woman, even if she’s not physically harmed, is harmed by abortion.

Read the rest of the post here.

No, Mr. President, You are Not Protecting Women

Today President Obama released the following statement:

Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health.  We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom.  And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children.  Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.

I can think of no better  response than the one John Piper gave back in 2009 to  statement released back then.

Purchase Your Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity T-Shirt Today!

For the past three years Rock County Christian School has taken part in the national Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity.  On this day people from all over this nation will give up their voices for a day in solidarity for these children. Red arm bands and duct tape will identify them as taking part in this event.  They will carry fliers explaining why they are silent and educate others about the plight of the innocent children we are losing every day.

Last year the class I sponsor (the class of 2013) sold t-shirts in order to (1) promote a spirit of unity among our student body as we take this important stand and (2) to help raise money for their senior trip.  This year the class decided to donate half of their profit to the Stateline Pregnancy Center in Beloit.  So this year we have the added of goal of actually helping women in need.  We no longer just want to be against something, but take active steps to reach out to those who need it most.

In light of all this, would you consider purchasing one of these shirts?  You can download an order form here.  All orders must be received by Monday, October 1.  The shirts will be available to be picked up at our Beloit campus (916 Bushnell St, Beloit, WI  53511).    If you would like to order one and cannot pick it up that day, let me know.

KevCast 05 – An Evangelical Perspective on the 2012 Presidential Race

Listen to the streaming audio here or download the complete mp3 recording here.

Listen in to a panel of evangelicals discuss their thoughts on the 2012 presidential race on the eve of the Iowa Caucus.

Panelists Include:

Joshua Caucutt – Pastoral Assistant, Denver Sound Church, Co-Host of the Sound Church Guys Video Podcast

Thomas Haskins – Author, In the Words of Our Founding Fathers

Dan Horvatin –  TEA Party Leader, Rock River Patriots

Our 45 minute podcast seem to fly by as we spent a surprising good amount of time talking about Congressman Ron Paul, his views and his chances at getting the nomination. But, the majority of the time we looked at issues such as can an evangelical vote for a Mormon candidate, what factors should Christians consider when looking for a candidate and how should we view third party candidates. You won’t want to miss the somewhat-heated discussion surrounding the issue of homosexual marriage. We ended with predictions of just how things are going to turn out for conservatives in 2012.

Mentioned during the show – The Mitt Romney Deception (Podcast with Amy Contrada talking about her books detailing how Mitt Romney is responsible for homosexual marriage in Massachusetts) and Sorry, Governor Romney, Mormonism is a Cult (Podcast with Pastor Dan Gibson, a former Mormon, detailing the history and doctrines of the Mormon church).

Because of problems on our side, Pastor Michael Carl (of Christ the King Church and Ministries, Powerlines News Network and WorldNetDaily) was unable to join us but was willing to give some quick answers to some of the topics mentioned during the broadcast.

Q: How do you explain the rise of Ron Paul this year?
A: There’s no logical explanation for Paul’s surge except that it’s an anti-Romney thing, and/or, the voters in Iowa are highly unimpressed by the crew that the GOP has trotted out before them.

Q: Can Evangelicals vote for a Mormon?
A: Yes, evangelicals can vote for a Mormon. The deeper question is how to defend that position. On the other hand, this is an amazing opportunity Christians didn’t have in the Nixon era and before. The only time a candidate’s religion has surfaced is over Catholic Al Smith and Catholic (nominal) JFK. This is an opportunity to proclaim the true Gospel message without trashing the Mormon. We let the truth speak for itself. However, the ultimate question is whether voting for the Mormon is a sufficient restraint of the greater evil if an atheist, a Muslim, or a complete secular humanist should win.

Q: Any predictions?
A: Romney will be nominated and lose to Obama.

Q: What factors shoudl Christians consider when looking for a candidate?
A: Christians should seek a candidate that most fully embodies the character of 1 Timothy 3 and who supports the worldview of, ‘They are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’

Q: How should we consider third party and independent candidates?
A: There’s no easy answer to that because there are good arguments (restraint of greater evil v. ‘the lesser of two evils is still evil) on both sides and faithful followers of Christ have defended both positions.

Q: Do you support a particular candidate?
A: N/A because I don’t know. I’m holding out to see if the Constitution Party shows up this election.

Q: How involved should Evangelicals be in this election?
A: If evangelicals/Bible-believing Christians don’t get involved, they abandon the governance of their country to ungodly men and women. And where is that defensible from Scripture???