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Jun 22, 2010
Wall Street Journal Encourages Larger Families

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The Wall Street Journal’s recent Life and Style piece, titled “The Breeders’ Cup: The Case for Having More Kids,” provides a refreshing analysis of parenthood and parenting methods. While recent studies have suggested that people with children are less happy than those without, Bryan Caplan breaks down the statistics, showing that the single and childless are the least happy in society, and not parents.

An interesting Gallup poll conducted in 2003 among parents and childless adults over the age of 40 suggests that while parents might be more stressed for a time, they find the experience overall to be worthwhile and satisfying. When asked the question “If you had to do it over again, how many children would you have, or would you not have any at all?,” only 24% of childless adults would choose to be childless again, compared to 91% of parents who would choose to have children again.

 Caplan also states that the primary reason that parents are less happy than their childless counterparts is from the added stress that they place on themselves, financially and otherwise, to produce a smart, successful adult. He references numerous studies from different time periods, indicating that parenting methods and income are of negligible importance when determining a child’s future success, but that a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere is more important as the child grows. The studies all suggest that instead of putting too much pressure on the child and themselves, parents can be much happier, and their children equally as successful, if they simply relax and enjoy their time together. Then, if parents lighten up and stop making drastic and unnecessary financial “investments” in each child, they should be able to afford and enjoy more children.

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Jun 21, 2010
Support the Alaska Parental Notification Initiative!

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Pro-life advocates in Alaska have successfully fought off a court challenge from Planned Parenthood to block a parental notification measure from going on the ballot this August!

    Alaskan pro-lifers started a campaign last year to gather enough signatures to put a measure on the ballot requiring doctors to inform at least one parent before performing an abortion on a minor. They did so successfully, and then-Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell certified the signatures in July 2009. However, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest filed a lawsuit, claiming the summary of the measure on the petition was confusing and misleading. An alliance of attorneys organized by the Alliance Defense Fund defended the measure, saying the errors could be easily fixed. Earlier this month, the Alaska Supreme Court agreed, and ruled that the measure will be placed on the ballot on August 24th, 2010.

    In California in 2008, Planned Parenthood did the exact same thing – they filed a lawsuit saying the language in the petition summary for a parental notification measure was misleading. This argument was also struck down and the initiative was allowed to move forward. Public opinion polls found support for the measure as late as October 2008, but pro-abortion groups managed to defeat it 52%-48%.

    Alaska would be the 37th state to implement a parental notification measure. But pro-lifers in Alaska face an uphill battle. Planned Parenthood will probably use the same tactics they used in California and will pour money into the battle. If Planned Parenthood had their way, a 17 year old would need a parent to get acne medication, but a 13 year old girl would need no parental notification or consent whatsoever to get an abortion.

    It’s time to stop Planned Parenthood’s war for unlimited, unrestricted abortions.

Click here to visit the website of Alaskans for Parental Rights.

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Jun 18, 2010
Mr. President, your pro-abortion views just won't do!

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During his first term in office President Obama has earned the title of the most pro-abortion president in the history of the U.S. and here is why:
- Personally placing multiple pro-abortion politicians into office (ex. The Supreme Court, Health & Human Services, the Justice Department, the State Department).
- Overturning the Mexico City Policy and forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups in other nations.
- Overturning the limits on embryonic stem cell research put in place by pro-life President Bush.
- Starting the process of overturning pro-life conscience protections President Bush put in place to make sure medical staff and centers are not forced to do abortions.
- Authorizing the spending of taxpayer funds for embryonic stem cell research that kills days-old unborn children.
- Issuing a new order for the U.S. military requiring all military hospitals and health centers to stock the morning after pill.
- Signing Obamacare into law and giving the pro-life community a non-binding executive order, thus allowing for the federal funding of abortion.

(A complete list of President Obama’s abortion record is several pages in length and can be found here.)

This long road, paved by “choice” and [false] “hope,” becomes shorter by the day as the November 2010 elections draw near. If his declining approval rating and the surge in pro-life candidates seeking office are any indication, this road which President Obama has crafted will likely come to an end in 2010. exposed the decline in popularity of the most pro-abortion president to date:

     “Overall, 42% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of Obama's performance in office, the new Rasmussen Reports survey shows. Those are the lowest ratings yet recorded for Obama as 57 percent of likely voters now disapprove.

    "The president’s approval rating has held steady in the 46% - 47% range for six months and it remains to be seen whether this new low is merely statistical noise or the start of a lasting change," pollster Scott Rasmussen said.

    Looking at the most passionate voters either way, some 24 percent of Americans strongly approve of the job Obama has done while a larger 44 percent strongly disapprove.

    That gives Obama a -15 percent overall rating and a -20 rating from Americans who are most passionate about his presidency.

    Just 48% of Democrats strongly approve of Obama's job performance while 75% of Republicans strongly disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 12% Strongly Approve and 52% Strongly Disapprove -- a bad sign for Obama and his pro-abortion allies heading into the mid-term elections.

    In 2008, Obama won 53%-46% over Sen. John McCain, who had the backing of pro-life organizations. That means Obama has dropped 22 percent from then in the eyes of American voters.”

These declining approval ratings only help the pro-life men and women who are tirelessly campaigning for Congressional seats across the country. Women in particular are running for office in record numbers – a true testament to the uproar of authentic, pro-life feminism against the pro-abortion president and Congress. With your help, these pro-Life candidates will become the voice for the voiceless in November.

The decline in President Obama’s approval ratings are signs of the resurgence in the pro-life movement for 2012, as the American public has realized the importance of having their values protected and respected by the leader of the free world.

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