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Jun 25, 2012
Pro-Life Profile: Wendy Long
A seasoned attorney and former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas, Wendy Long has turned her sights to a new challenge, unseating EMILY’s List favorite Kirsten Gillibrand as a United States Senator.
Wendy Long has been a constant pro-life voice. She formerly worked for Americans United for Life, as chief counsel for the Judicial Confirmation Network and as press secretary for two pro-life senators, and currently serves as a legal advisor to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Following her impressive performance at the New York GOP Convention, her campaign began to receive increased recognition. She appeared on FOX News to discuss the Court’s pending healthcare ruling, where she spoke from personal experience about the way the Court operates. She was also referred to as the “female future of the Republican Party” by Laura Ingraham on her nationally syndicated radio show.
Long has come out strongly against Obamacare, noting its abortion funding problems and that its taxes and regulations would be a job killer in New York. She has also been a vocal critic of the pro-abortion HHS mandate and has stood by the Catholic Church, saying, “The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is what protects all Americans, from all walks of life, to be able to practice their faith, and to keep the government from meddling in their lives and consciences. The willingness of Senator Gillibrand and President Obama to trample that principle for the sake of their own political agenda is dangerous and wrong.”
Due to her strong convictions, Wendy Long has received national support for her campaign. In addition to the Susan B. Anthony List’s endorsement, she has gained the backing of numerous groups and individuals, including former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, Steve Forbes, American Conservative Union, Citizens United PAC, FOX News host Sean Hannity, and the New York Post. She overwhelmingly won the state’s Conservative Party nomination by picking up 91 percent of the votes cast at their convention.
New York’s primary is Tuesday, June 26th. Wendy Long will face off against Bob Turner and George Maragos. As a female and staunch pro-life leader, Wendy Long stands the greatest chance of defeating Kirsten Gillibrand this November and giving Life another say in the U.S. Senate.Read More
Tags: new york, U.S. Senate
Jun 22, 2012
New Poll Shows Obama's Approval Down With Young Voters
Students for Life of America release a new, buzz-worthy poll this morning. Young people are not excited about President Obama! Four years ago, the President’s new emotional campaign appealed to young voters. Today’s poll, however, shows a 13 point drop in his approval among these young voters since last election cycle.
While a recent Gallup Poll showed record low numbers of self-identified pro-choicers, the youth vote generally is more pro-choice. Today’s Students for Life poll, however, shows a more nuanced side to the pro-choice youth voter. The media paints young people as liking sex on-demand , and therefore abortion on-demand. Today’s poll shows the youth vote to indeed favor contraception, but not favor abortion on-demand. If the youth can be educated on the President’s extreme record of supporting abortion on-demand, even to the point of denying medical care to babies who survive abortion, they may be even less likely to come out to support him on election day.
Young voters are known for emotional voting, and this played in President Obama’s favor in 2008. Yet this same emotional energy may now play against him. Once explained and made visible, the horror of abortion is not lost on young people.. With recent headlines and images of sex-selective, late-term abortions, and Obama’s pro- partial-birth abortion position, the President may need to watch his outreach to young people more carefully.
Pro-contraception: yes. Pro- abortion on-demand: no. Look out President Obama, once wide-eyed, emotional voters are now noticing the cold, calculating war on unborn infants which you support.Read More
Tags: 2012 elections, Barack Obama
Jun 21, 2012
Oh Baby, Baby
When asked his views on abortion, the teenage pop sensation, Justin Bieber flicked his famous hair back and said, “I don’t believe in abortion, it’s like killing a baby.”
While he may not become the intellectual figure head of the pro-life movement any time soon, Mr. Bieber does have an important role to play in our culture. Abortion is the top issue in an immense division known as “the culture wars.” While politics, legislation, economics, and science play a role in the pro-life battle, culture is incredibly important in the fight to change hearts and minds.
In a culture inundated by with pro-choice messages about abortion and death, in everything from our music to our television to our clothing advertisements, here are a few pro-life songs and musicians to consider.
Go ahead, pump this music in your ears:
Coblie Callait, a two time Grammy winner, released a hit song in 2007 titled Capri. The sweet, mellow guitar plays a background for pro-life lyrics. Callait touches on the difficulty of motherhood, but focuses her song on the joys also associated with maternity:
She’s got a baby inside
And holds her belly tight
All through the night
Just so she knows she’s sleeping
So safely to keep her growing…
And things will be hard at times
But I’ve learned to try
Nick Cannon, the famous rapper and comedian who often appears in tabloids with his wife, Mariah Carey, released a pro-life song in 2005. The song “Can I Live” narrates the story of his near death experience when his mother went to an abortion clinic with the intent of aborting him. As we all know, he was not aborted, and his song, like Callait’s, touches upon the difficulty of being a mother, but focuses on the joy of life:
Let me plead my case
It’s the late 70’s huh
You seventeen huh
And having me that will ruin everything huh
It’s a lot of angels waiting on their wings
You see me in your sleep so you can’t kill your dreams
300 dollars that’s the price of living what?
Mommy I don’t like this clinic
Hopefully you’ll make the right decision
And don’t go through with the knife incision
While Colbie Caillat and Nick Cannon celebrate the decision of life, one famous song originally recorded by The Verve Pipe mourns lost fatherhood. Brian Vander Ark laments the unexpected guilt from his college girlfriend’s abortion:
Sobbing with my head on the floor
Stop a baby's breath and a shoe full of rice…
What made us think that we were wise and
We'd never compromise
Pop, R&B, folk, rap there are pro-life artists and songs for all listeners. Susan B. Anthony-List works hard to win political fights with the pro-life message, but you can help win the cultural fight to change hearts and minds by sharing these songs, one at a time.
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Tags: pro-life celebrities