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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Despite the Most Pro-Abortion President In the White House, the Media Is Forced to Admit Pro-Lifers Are Winning

The cover of the 14 January 2013 issue of TIME Magazine says it all:
A shocking admission that reminds us in the Pro-life movement is more than just winning elections. It reminds us that prayer & grass roots efforts are having an effect despite the 40 years of media bias promoting the "culture of death". The cover article looks at why this is so.
1 of the reasons given is the closing of abortion clinics. These closings have come about because of the prayer efforts of groups like 40 Days for Life. Additionally many clinics have closed because of a loss of state funding due to the investigations of clinics by groups like Live Action & Operation Rescue. These investigations have discovered things like the willingness of Planned Parenthood to cover up rape & incest to showing how these clinics provide even minimal sanitary conditions for the abortions.
Another big reason is the record number of new Pro-life laws passed in 2011-12 (2012: Second Highest Number of Pro-Life Laws Passed on Abortion). Add to this all the places like Birthright & Clarity Clinic (among the many, many others) that provide education & alternatives for abortion to the women contemplating them.
While admitting this, TIME is doing all it can to push abortion supporters (Or as they still like to say, pro-choice) to do something about it. That can be clearly seen in this video by the writer of the cover article, Kate Pickert:

Notice how her bias shows, especially when she simplifies the numbers of those who support abortion by making it sound like most people want it legal. She does mention some of the reasons for the shift while making it sound like it isn't as huge as it really is.
Another problem she tries to place the blame on is an alledged generational fight in the pro-abortion movement. That is anything but true. The problem isn't a fight between the younger & older people in the movement. The problem is the lack of young abortion activists. That is the reason Nancy Keenan, the president of NARAL Pro-choice America gave for her resigning as head of the group. NARAL has been aware for 2 years that the real reasons are not this fight, but the success of the Pro-life movement to educate the younger generation. A 2010 internal NARAL survey looked at the views of young Americans. They found a stark “intensity gap” on abortion. The survey showed that some 51 percent of the under 30 voters who are pro-life call opposing abortion a “very important” voting issue. Compare this with just 26 percent of abortion backers who felt that way. The poll found a pro-life gap, too, with older voters but it was smaller.
This is backed up by Gallup Poll results over ther past few years. Gallup polling from 2010 revealed that pro-life sentiment has grown among young Americans aged 18-29 with three out of four young Americans rejecting the status quo of abortion on demand, as only 24% say abortion should be legal under any circumstance.
This this trend was further confirmed by Gallup’s 2012 polling. It noted a seven point drop in young people identifying as “pro-choice” from 2001-2008 to 2009-2012. The pro-choice identification drop among the 18-34 age group was the largest of all age groups surveyed.
Radical feminists have tried to make abortion the centerpiece of their agenda, turning it into an inviolate sacrament. But as the education of men & women about the truth about abortion continues, more people are realizing that abortion is not about women's rights, it is about murdering an unborn child. As an op-ed article in the same issue of TIME, written by Susan B Anthony's LIst's Emily Buichanan, points out, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, Charlotte Lozier & so many others began their suffragist work in their 20s,.These original feminists, "understood that the rights of women cannot be built on the broken backs of unborn children. Anthony called abortion 'child murder.' Paul, author of the original 1923 Equal Rights Amendment, said that 'abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.' ” This piece goes on to undermine all the claims about the intergenerational fight that Pickert claims exists.
No, we can't sit back & relax. But we can take heart in the fact that things are not as dark as they seem. Instead of giving in to dispair because it seems we are losing, or sitting back because we can't win, we should take this story as a call to redouble our efforts.
As I was thinking & praying about the upcoming 40th Anniversary of Roe v Wade & Doe v Bolton, I was reminded that it was after 40 years in the desert that the Israelites were able to enter to Promised Land & defeat God's enemies. But only when they put God 1st, prayed & obeyed the commands God gave them to win the battles.
Another 40 is the number of days Jesus spent praying & fasting at the start of His public ministry. Satan tried to derail Jesus. But because He had prayed, & continued to do so throughout His 3 years of preaching, as well as His knowledge of the truths in Scripture, Satan was defeated time & time again. Even the Cross became the ultimate victory.
So let us pray all the harder, then let God lead us to do what He calls us to. It may take some time for us to win. The Israelites didn't win in a few days, or weeks or even years. But if we refuse to give up no matter how dark things may seem, if we keep praying & following God's leadings, in the end He will provide us with the victory over the "culture of death" & enable us to build a true "Culture of Life".

Source: Shocking Time Magazine Cover: After 40 Years, Abortion Activists Losing
See also: Time magazine cover: Abortion proponents on losing path


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