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FRC in the News: January 28, 2013

by Nicole Hudgens

January 28, 2013

The Most Important Policy Issue of Today

In his recent article in Religion Today, FRC Senior Vice President Rob Schwarzwalder reflects on the recent March for Life and the anniversary of the decision of Roe v. Wade. He presents abortion as the most the most critical and important issue of today, comparable to the issue of slavery in the 1860s. Schwarzwalder also shows how those who are pro-life must go beyond just belief in the pro-life movement. We must put our beliefs into action. As Schwarzwalder points out:

Adoption clearly is essential. So are public education efforts and legislative initiatives at every level of government. The more than 2,000 pregnancy care centers around the country offer practical hope to countless women who feel trapped in a pregnancy they do not want. Shelters and clothing orchards and ultrasounds and medical care and stay-in-school programs and being taken-in by caring Christian families: these and all things related to them should be advanced by believers in Christ with energy and love”

Why Women in Combat is a “Dangerous Social Experiment”

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is allowing women in the military to go into combat roles. Certainly women have been in combat roles already after the horrific events of 9/11 and many have already lost their lives. They are to be acclaimed for their courage and capabilities. So, should the new policy be commended? Absolutely not, according to Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (Ret.), Executive Vice President at FRC, who has served in the Army for 36 years and was an original member of the Delta Force. He says that, “Under the policy, women may end up being placed in infantry and Special Forces battalions and other front line combat units.” Boykin goes on to state in his recent article for CNN that:

This combat environment — now containing males and females — will place a tremendous burden on combat commanders. Not only will they have to maintain their focus on defeating the enemy in battle, they will have to do so in an environment that combines life-threatening danger with underlying sexual tensions. This is a lot to ask of the young leaders, both men and women, who will have to juggle the need to join and separate the sexes within the context of quickly developing and deadly situations.”

The “1 Percent” of Abortions Speak Out and Making a Difference

Bob Morrison, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, highlights the life of Ryan Bomberger, a key speaker at the recent pro-life gathering at the Virginia State Capitol. Bomberger was conceived through rape. Because of a brave and loving mother, he is alive, well, and exposing the lies of Planned Parenthood. As Morrison states:

Ryan’s life is dedicated to life. He and his wife have adopted some and given birth to some. They are the model for how God’s love transforms lives. Planned Parenthood says unplanned means unwanted and unwanted means unloved. And if you’re unloved, it’s better for you never to have lived at all. This is what my friend, the late Rev. Richard Neuhaus, called their ‘lethal logic.’”

You can read more of Ryan’s incredible story and how he exposes Planned Parenthood’s lies in Morrison’s recent article in National Review.

Ken Blackwell Comments on the GOP Message

Ken Blackwell, Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment at FRC, comments on the message of the GOP as well as the need to keep the principles of limited government.  You can view his video here.

Rob Schwarzwalder Quoted in Article Commending New March for Life President

Rob Schwarzwalder is quoted in a National Catholic Register article about his former co-worker, Jeanne Monahan, who is now president of March for Life.

FRC’s MARRI Program is Cited in Steven Crowder Article on Fox News

Read this humorous and informative Fox News article that cites the research conducted by FRC’s own MARRI program.

FRC Experts in the News: January 24, 2013

by Nicole Hudgens

January 24, 2013

Pro-Life Group Honors Unborn with Flags, but Vandals Tear Them Down

With permission from the university, pro-life students erected 500 blue and pink flags around DePaul University’s campus to honor the victims of abortion on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. During the night, a group of twenty students tore the flags down and threw them away in trash cans. It was an attack of vandalism on the free expression of pro-life students and their freedom of speech. Cathy Ruse, Senior Fellow for Legal Studies at FRC responded in this Fox News article stating that, “The abortion lobby and their defenders increasingly run away from debate and try to shut down debate,” and “Destroying this display is just one example (assuming abortion supporters are behind the destruction).” She also states that, “Peaceful public displays like this one, using pink and blue flags to represent the individual girls and boys whose lives were taken unjustly but legally, are classic free speech: they invite discussion and debate, and that is all to the good.”

What the polls really say about Roe V. Wade

FRC’s Director of the Center for Human Dignity, Anna Higgins, exposes the truth concerning a recent poll by NBC and The Wall Street Journal. The poll shows that 70% of people don’t want to overturn Roe v. Wade. However, what is Roe and the ruling?  According to Anna, “The question asked in the poll states that Roe “established a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, at least in the first three months of pregnancy.” What the Roe decision actually legalized was abortion-on-demand in all nine months of pregnancy, as a result of the “health exception,” defined in Doe v. Bolton.

Planned Parenthood is Abandoning “Choice”

Cathy Ruse explains why Planned Parenthood is abandoning the word “Choice” in their PR campaigns. Parents can now see their children in each developmental stage and know what happens to mothers who have abortions.  The campaign word “choice” is losing in the so-called “war on women.” Click here to read Ruse’s article!

Anna Higgins to Planned Parenthood: Don’t Mess with Texas!

In her recent article on Townhall.com, Anna Higgins tips her hat to Texas and explains how the Lone Star state has defunded Planned Parenthood and still created a way to provide women’s health without discriminating against the taxpayers’ conscience. The Obama administration even threatened to take away Texas’ federal funding, but Texas won’t back down.

Join Us in Congratulating Tony Perkins on a Job Well Done!

Dr. James Dobson commended FRC President Tony Perkins in his recent newsletter for Perkins’ contribution of faith, family, and freedom to the Republican Platform.  Dr. Dobson stated:

The Republicans’ Platform, by contrast, was one of the finest conservative documents of this era. It was strongly pro-life, pro-marriage, and contained other components that conservatives cheered. Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, chaired the writing committee and he is to be commended for his work.”

Should Women be allowed in Combat?

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s decision to intentionally allow women in direct combat positions raises the question as to whether or not it is in the best interest of the military and women. Lieutenant General (Retired) Jerry Boykin, FRC’s Executive Vice President, states this is not in the military’s best interest and “has nothing to do with [women’s] courage or capabilities.” He states that, “The people making this decision are doing so as part of another social experiment, and they have never lived nor fought with an infantry or Special Forces unit.” You can read Lt. General Boykin’s full response to Panetta’s decision here. He has also been featured in articles such as Fox News, Talking Points Memo, and the Star Tribune.