Weekly Links is a new segment where I share what I’ve been reading and other internet resources that I hope you find helpful. Please share your own links in the comments!
With the March for Life just around the corner on Friday Jan. 24th at our nations capitol, it seems the debate on the legality of abortion as a “right” is reaching its boiling point. It is my personal opinion that 2020 will be the year that we see PP v. Casey (as the current ruling upholding Roe v. Wade) overturned at the Supreme Court level, but only time will tell. While we wait, let’s educate ourselves on the reality of the industry and the laws (and media narrative) that enable it to flourish, and let’s also continue to pray for hearts and minds to be opened to the truth.
For further reading:
Favorite Pro-Life Follows on Instagram:
- Christina M. Bennett – known as @blackprolifewoman, she is a writer and speaker with a powerful personal testimony of her own mother choosing life!
- Lila Rose – founder of LiveAction, the leading pro-life advocacy organization of our day (great place to start to become educated on the topic.)
- Elisha Krauss – media (and fashion) maven who embodies the pro-life ethic–strong women who love their families!
- Abby Johnson – former Planned Parenthood director turned pro-life leader (the movie Unplanned was based on her story!)
What are you reading/watching/listening to this week? Share your links in the comments!
After binging The Mandalorian over the Christmas break, I kept thinking about how this series had the strongest pro-life messaging of all the Star Wars story-lines and I wanted to write about it…thankfully, Christina was on my wavelength and published a great little piece on her (similar) takeaways. Enjoy!
“I once worked at a pregnancy center where I met women who thought their preborn children were a threat to their existence. Some told me a child would ruin their life, hinder their plans and destroy their relationships. Amazingly some of those same women chose life and now see their children as their greatest gifts…”
Read more here.
What just happened? On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court left in place a Kentucky law that requires abortionists to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before they can perform abortions. The law had been upheld by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the high court declined, without comment, to hear an appeal.…
via The FAQs: Supreme Court Upholds Kentucky Abortion Law — The Gospel Coalition
Yesterday Project Veritas, the team of undercover investigative journalists lead by James O’Keefe, broke the story that yet another social media giant has been actively suppressing conservative speech.
Continue reading “Pinterest is Exposed for Censorship (how do we respond?)”
The Story: In a recent Supreme Court opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas connected the dots between eugenics and abortion. In response, abortion supporters are attempting to discredit him in hopes that Americans won’t learn the truth. The Background: Earlier this week the Supreme Court declined to review Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. That…
via Justice Clarence Thomas Gives America a Lesson on Eugenics and Abortion — The Gospel Coalition
As Alabama and Ohio are passing legislation effectively banning abortions in their respective states this week, the online “conversation” (if you can even call it that) on the topic has reached a fever pitch. This is a cause that I care deeply about and have invested my own time, money, energy, and tears over, so I understand the passion that America is feeling right now. Wherever you are on the spectrum of opinion about abortion, I can almost guarantee that you have a personal story to support your position…and these stories are not easy ones. They are full of fear, regret, and pain. Some of the heartache is thrust upon us, some of it is our own making. All of it is the product of sin, the original wayward step towards our own autonomy.
Continue reading “countering “the patriarchy” (we need good men)”
Handing the cashier my card to pay, I try to make eye contact and offer a smile. She avoids my look, glances down at my hugely pregnant belly, and mumbles, “Mmm hmm” in response. I take the hint and move along; no worries on my part.
The next customer steps up to pay– it is a grandmother, loudly giving orders to her troops, which happen to be a boy of about 5 years old and another of 2, along with a silent grandfather in tow.
The 20-something cashier perks up in response to the grandmother’s high energy and I overhear snippets of their conversation as I am packing up my groceries–
Continue reading “A Question for Our Time”