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The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

April 29, 2009 | By | No Comments

baby_battle_campaign.gif Where might pro-choice and pro-life activists agree?

Answer: Supporting pregnant women — mothers — who are in a crisis pregnancy.

But.

The difference, of course, is that pro-lifers run homes for these moms.

Planned Parenthood does not.

(There is no profit in running homes for women in need…)

This work is left to the saints who run crisis pregnancy centers. Like The Paul Stefan Foundation . This group has a terrific fund raising Mother’s Day gift.

Go Donate to support this life saving work. We did.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Greg Mueller (703.373.0614); grmueller@hotmail.com

PSF Kicks Off Mother’s Day Virtual Baby Bottle Campaign

Donate in your Mother’s Name and Send an E-Mother’s Day Card to your Mom letting her know you and she helped a pregnant woman in need.

Fredericksburg, VA – The Paul Stefan Foundation (PSF) today launched a virtual baby bottle campaign to raise money for homeless, abused and stranded pregnant women in need. The Foundation, which operates two homes for expectant mothers in central Virginia, takes in pregnant women and cares for them before, during and after their pregnancies. In just two years, the Foundation has taken in 36 women and babies.

“We have done a handful of baby bottle campaigns through churches, where you hand out baby bottles one week, people fill them with loose change, and bring them back a few weeks later. These have been tremendously successful in helping us raise the funds to care for and nurture these women and their babies. Now we are taking this baby bottle campaign to the Internet. Those folks contributing a minimum of $10 will be able to donate in their mother’s name and send Mom a Mother’s Day e-Card,” said Randy James, CEO of the Paul Stefan Foundation.

The Paul Stefan Foundation was the inspiration of a parish priest, Father Stefan Starzynski, who prayed for a mission associated with his parish, and the James family. The James’ unborn son was diagnosed with a birth defect of the lungs and died one hour after birth. Through the spiritual guidance and inspiration of Father Starzynski, their parish priest at the time, the James’ channeled their pain into forming and operating the Paul Stefan Homes for Expectant Mothers.

“Caring for and nurturing these women and their babies has been a tremendously moving experience. There are so many women out there, pregnant, and looking for a place to turn and find support, care and love. We also hope that this campaign helps to alert pregnant women in need that they can turn to us for help,” said Evelyn James, Director of PSF Homes.

For more information about the Paul Stefan Foundation and its Homes for Expectant Mother’s go to www.paulstefanhome.org.

Gregory R. Mueller

CRC Public Relations

2760 Eisenhower Ave, 4th Floor

Alexandria, VA 22314

703.683.5004

Pro-Life Legal Guide by Americans United for Life

April 22, 2009 | By | 3 Comments

AUL, a non-profit law firm, publishes a yearly review of incremental initiatives — model legislation — that states can use to protect women and unborn babies.

There are some 670 laws to regulate abortion in the nation. The Freedom of Choice Act or FOCA would eliminate each of these state controls on the abortion industry.

For example, if FOCA was signed into law by Obama non-doctors across America could do abortions:

+ Any school nurse could do the abortion surgery.

+ Any school nurse could do the abortion surgery in the school clinic.

+ Any school nurse could do the abortion surgery on any school age girl.

+ Any school nurse could do the abortion surgery on any school age girl without mom knowing.

+ All abortions done by your school nurse on your little girl will be paid for with your tax dollars.

The Pro-life Legal Guide belongs in every lawyer’s library.

Press Release: Americans United for Life Releases Pro-Life Legal Guide, Hosts Capitol Hill Briefing

April 22, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, DC — Americans United for Life (AUL) today held a Capitol Hill briefing in conjunction with the release of their annually-updated legal guide, Defending Life 2009: A State-by-State Legal Guide to Abortion, Bioethics, and the End of Life.

“Defending Life 2009 offers specific, achievable opportunities to advance a pro-life agenda in individual states and in Congress. In addition, it provides essential insight and analysis on issues across the life spectrum,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL’s President & CEO.

Representatives Eric Cantor (R-VA, Minority Whip), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) served as honorary co-hosts of today’s Capitol Hill event, which was attended by members of Congress and their staffers.

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Charmaine Quoted in Politico. What Does Obama Think of Pro-Lifers?What Does Obama Think of Veterans?

April 16, 2009 | By | No Comments

ronald_reagan_with_charmaine_smaller.jpgYour Business Blogger(R) teaches business at the local college and loves the ‘continuous learning’ life style. So when Jack Welch, Ph.D., former CEO of GE has something to say about management, this student takes notes.

Welch appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning and graded president Obama on leadership.

Welch said Obama on leadership earned an “A.”

(On leadership, said Welch; Not so on policy…)

Personnel is Policy, Ronald Reagan & Charmaine

Welch mentioned his criteria: Vision, Mission, Communication and Team Building.

Welch explained the value of having the right people on the president’s team — and how well the team works together because they each share the vision and mission of Obama’s America.

This is what president Reagan talked about in “Personnel is Policy” when Charmaine worked in the West Wing. You hire people who think as you would think — the boss should hire like minded deputies.

And this is exactly what Obama has done. Jack Welch is right. Obama’s managers want us all to love and worship Obama’s world (view).

So when an Obama Deputy – Napolitano — publishes a directive to law enforcement officials — those with the power to arrest — that Pro-Lifers and Veterans are a danger to America; all Americans know that this is exactly how Obama thinks.

What happens next? Obama is dividing our nation. People are not buying Obama’s vision for America. Texas talks about seceding (again). But this time the abolitionists Pro-Lifers will be in the south — not Massachusetts. Salena Zito writes,

Texas Gov. Rick Perry last week declared the federal government had become “oppressive in its size, intrusion into the lives of our citizens and its interference with the affairs of our state.”

Obama will push for the so called ‘Freedom of Choice Act’ or FOCA. Which will remove all local regulation of abortion and the offices where abortions are preformed. A social worker in a dirty back alley could do the baby-cutting.

Obama will allow open homosexuals to serve in the military which will destroy unit cohesion and effect our ability to complete any mission and will certainly cost American lives.

But red-blooded Americans are fighting back.

Charmaine was interviewed by Politico on the Obama backlash. CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN writes in Obama boosts anti-abortion efforts,

The first hint of a stir came just after Election Day, when the computer servers at Americans United for Life crashed. People were swamping the Web site to sign a petition urging President-elect Barack Obama to stand firm against abortion.

“I got a call from one of our guys, ‘We have a problem,’ ” said Charmaine Yoest, the group’s president and chief executive officer. “And I was like, ‘The problem would be what?’”

Tech-savvy Charmaine knows that servers being overwhelmed with internet traffic is a high-quality problem.

Obama does not care for veterans such as Your Business Blogger(R) nor the Pro-Lifers such as Americans United for Life.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

An Alert Reader, fred5676 writes on Michele Malkin’s Confirmed: The Obama DHS hit job on conservatives is real,

So NumbersUSA and Americans United for Life are terrorist groups??? COUNT ME IN!!

Visit the Baptist Bulletin world news.

See the Pregnancy Resource Center at UAB; A student organization serving pregnant and parenting students on our campus,

More than 261,000 people have signed an online petition calling on Notre Dame to withdraw its invitation for Obama to speak at the Catholic university’s May 17 commencement. The petition says Obama has carried out “some of the most anti-life actions of any American president,” including expanding taxpayer-funded research on embryonic stem cells.

And Americans United for Life plans to expand its plans to expand its staff in Washington and, after the post-election crash, recently upgraded its computer system to handle the bump in online activism.

The King’s Good Servant and God’s First

Jill Stanek has excellent analysis at Anti-life (on steroids) Obama energizes pro-life movement

See Peter Shinn from Pro-Life Unity interview Dr. Charmaine Yoest.

Fight for Life here.

AUL Defends Doctors and Nurses

Oklahoma legislature would allow pregnant mother to use deadly force to protect unborn

Love Life no matter how small.

Catholic Pro-Life Committee

CNA — Oklahoma legislature would allow pregnant mother to use deadly force to protect unborn

Sales and Persuasion: Selling Inside and Outside Your Organization

March 6, 2009 | By | No Comments

A Tale of Two Presentations.

A Tale of Two Wheelers.

What if Earle Wheeler was more like Elmer Wheeler?

Your Business Professor

Jack YoestYour Business Professor opens our lesson with a story from November, 1965, as told by Charles Cooper who remembers the most important sales presentation of the last fifty years — .

Charles Cooper was a young staffer assisting his boss, Earle Wheeler who made a presentation to the Big Boss.

The Big Boss had to decide between two strategies, one from Earle, who had wisdom and judgment and experience.

The another strategic was from Robert who ran an academic team of whiz kids.

The Big Boss had to choose between nearly opposite recommendations from Earle and Robert.

Although the pitch by Earle Wheeler was done almost a half century ago, Charles Cooper remembers it as if it were yesterday. Cooper was the young man who was holding the flip chart.

The Big Boss was about to make the biggest mistake of the last 50 years…

Why? Because Earle Wheeler could not sell like Elmer Wheeler.

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Sales Training

Persuasion in Business, Government, Non-Profits and War.

Well-run organizations have decision makers and influencers who are sales professionals at every level. People who persuade.

They sell to customers, superiors and peers. They are ‘salesmen’ who work to control events – both inside and outside the organization. Salesmen in business development who are account managers.

Who: Professionals and life-long students in management or in business development – sales, fund-raising, leadership.

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What: The seminar will equip the attendee with background on how to manage and how to sell both tangibles and intangibles — To sell ideas, and products, and services.

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 11:00pm to 12:15pm

Where: Northern Virginia Community College,

Alexandria Campus, campus map

The new Bisdorf Auditorium, room 196

3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 street map

Why: Increase sales, Increase funding,

Sell an idea, Save the world.

Cost: No Charge. Register here at JYoest@NVCC.edu. Space is limited.

Jack Yoest with sales trophies, circa 1995.

The sales training on March 18th will present an overview of the dominant, popular sales philosophies and their application to selling ideas and products in for-profits, not-for-profits, government, military, media and academia.

Jack has developed a simple three step method to sell; to persuade:

The Push: gently encourage the client — overcome inertial.

The Pitch: the seller must always be in the debt of the buyer — never the reverse.

The Promise: selling is a long term relationship — love the client.

Jack Yoest, Adjunct Professor of Business at NOVA and President of Management Training of DC, is a former Armored Cavalry Officer in Combat Arms. For over 30 years he has managed software, health care and international human resource management companies. His experience spans the military, Fortune 500, government, start-ups, non-profits, media and academia.

He conducts sales and marketing and management training for professionals in industries from law to government, from for-profit businesses to charities.

He has sold car mufflers and intravenous catheters. He’s peddled tactics for night vision devices, partnerships with software developers, budgeting in public policy and media marketing for CEO’s.

Jack also served in the Governor’s Office of the Commonwealth Virginia as Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Resources where he acted as the Chief Technology Officer for the secretariat. He was responsible for the successful Year 2000 (Y2K) conversion for the 16,000-employee unit.

He was also a sales account manager with a medical device start-up and helped move sales from zero to over $12 million, opening over 300 accounts, resulting in a buy-out by Johnson & Johnson.

Jack has consulted across industries and in China and India. His first job out of high school was selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door in 1971.

Questions? www.Yoest.com, JYoest@NVCC.edu or call Jack at 202.215.2434.

Suggested class reading:

Selling your skills, Do You Have An Incompetent Manager? From The Washington Post.

Management_Time__Who_s_Got_the_Monkey___HBR_OnPoint_Enhanced_Edition_.pdf Harvard Business Review. How not to sell in the office.

One Minute YouTube Introduction: Office Politics: Someone is always selling, Someone is always buying.

Come to this class.

Thank you (foot)notes,

See George Mason University, History News Network The Day It Became The Longest War.

Parking info at the jump.

Save the Date: 18 March 2009

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Save the Date 18 March, Sales Training: How To Persuade in Business, Government, The Military

February 27, 2009 | By | One Comment

jack_yoest_awards_small_cropped.pngYour Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine are spending a few days at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel for a series of meetings.

This Ritz sold us in the first two minutes.

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The car valet attendant took our car and offered assistance with our bags. Walking thru the front entrance, the staff welcomed us.

By name.

We are escorted to the check-in counter (of magnificent stone) and Charmaine addresses the lovely clerk (young, but mature and a happily married mother we soon learn),

Charmaine asks, “How did the door man know our names?”

She looks up. “He’s got special powers,” she replied matter of factly.

Funny. Smart. Ladies and Gentlemen Serving Ladies and Gentlemen.

The Ritz knows how to sell. The lifetime value of each regular guest of the hotel is over $300,000.

Commitment, Attention to Detail, Immediate Follow-up: Selling.

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Save the Date:

Sales Training

Persuasion in Business, Government, Non-Profits and War.

Question: What lost Vietnam?

Answer: A failed sales presentation.

Well-run organizations have decision makers and influencers who are sales professionals at every level. People who persuade.

They sell to customers, superiors and peers. They are ‘salesmen’ who work to control events – both inside and outside the organization. Salesmen in business development who are account managers.

Who: Professionals and life-long students in management or in business development – sales, fund-raising, leadership.

jack_yoest_awards.gifWhat: The seminar will equip the attendee with background on how to manage and how to sell both tangibles and intangibles — To sell ideas, and products, and services.

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 11:00pm to 12:15pm

Where: Northern Virginia Community College,

Alexandria Campus, campus map

The new Bisdorf Auditorium, room 196

3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 street map

Why: Increase sales, Increase funding,

Sell an idea, Save the world.

Cost: No Charge. Register here at JYoest@NVCC.edu. Space is limited.

Jack Yoest with sales trophies, circa 1995.

The sales training on March 18th will present an overview of the three dominant, popular sales philosophies and their application to selling ideas and products in for-profits, not-for-profits, government, military, media and academia.

Jack Yoest, Adjunct Professor of Business at NOVA and President of Management Training of DC, is a former Armored Cavalry Officer in Combat Arms. For over 30 years he has managed software, health care and international human resource management companies. He conducts sales and marketing and management training for professionals in industries from law to government.

He has sold car mufflers and intravenous catheters. He’s peddled tactics for night vision devices, partnerships with software developers, budgeting in public policy and media marketing for CEO’s.

Jack also served in the Governor’s Office of the Commonwealth Virginia as Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Resources where he acted as the Chief Technology Officer for the secretariat. He was responsible for the successful Year 2000 (Y2K) conversion for the 16,000-employee unit.

He was also a sales account manager with a medical device start-up and helped move sales from zero to over $12 million, opening over 300 accounts, resulting in a buy-out by Johnson & Johnson.

Jack has consulted across industries and in China and India. His first job out of high school was selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door in 1971.

Questions? www.Yoest.com, JYoest@NVCC.edu or call Jack at 202.215.2434.

Suggested class reading:

Selling your skills, Do You Have An Incompetent Manager? From The Washington Post.

Management_Time__Who_s_Got_the_Monkey___HBR_OnPoint_Enhanced_Edition_.pdf Harvard Business Review. How not to sell in the office.

One Minute YouTube Introduction: Office Politics: Someone is always selling, Someone is always buying.

Come to this class. You might be the one to prevent another Vietnam.

Jack Yoest

202.215.2434

Adjunct Professor

Pro-Choice Democrats FightFOCA

February 26, 2009 | By | No Comments


Join Fight FOCA Charmaine sent this note to 300,000 of her closest friends who are Fighting FOCA, the so called ‘Freedom of Choice Act,’

Thank you for recently taking action by contacting your Member of Congress and asking them to sign onto a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi defending pro-life riders.

Yesterday, the Jordan/Shuler letter was sent to Speaker Pelosi and released to the public with 180 Congressional signers — 157 Republicans and 23 Democrats.

Thank you for contacting your Representative. Because you took action with us, a broad coalition of Members of Congress made a public stand to defend our pro-life principles.

As we’ve mentioned before, the attacks on pro-life riders is the first attempt by the pro-abortion movement to pass the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) “by stealth”.

It is so vital we do whatever we can to defend these vital amendments to federal budget bills and keep our tax dollars from being used to pay for abortion here in the United States and on our military bases worldwide. Repealing these laws is the first target of Planned Parenthood and their allies — and their first step toward pushing the FOCA agenda.

The full text of the letter with all of the signatures is available on the AUL Action blog (PDF).

We look forward to keeping you informed as things progress on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures across the country.

Yours for Life,

Charmaine

Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.

President & CEO

AUL Action The Legislative Arm of Americans United for Life

FightFOCA.com

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Thank you (foot)notes:

DAVID CRARY at The (liberal) Huffinton Post writes, Anti-Abortion Groups Invigorated By Obama Win, which generated 559 comments,

“The hardline, divisive tactics they’ve used have been resoundingly rejected,” said Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “We’ll probably see some splintering within the conservative community. …I’d hope some of the folks on the right, if their goal is to reduce the need for abortions, would link arms with us.”

But for now, anti-abortion leaders are eager to appear undaunted.

“Any time you have a loss like that, you have an opportunity to reassess and come back stronger,” said Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life. “If they want to see this as a big loss that will set us back, that’s OK. Our people are very energized, and ready for Round Two.”

John Cronin writes about the win in the battle on the war on FOCA in comMITTed to Romney,

As I wrote in my post from several days ago, we have won another battle in the fight to protect innocent life in the womb, but the war continues.

I post this email…to help share the conviction that grassroots activism does work. Together, we are making a difference.

See What horrors await us in the penumbras formed by emanations.

All About Americas Sweetheart – Sarah Palin.

Visit soulpants with Advocates prepare for uphill battle to end abortion under pro-choice president.

Roundup: Condoms Trump Abstinence in Obama Global AIDS Policy.

Read Women of Faith with FOCA on the Family, Pardon the pun, but churches and families need to be aware of how the Freedom of Choice Act will impact their community, something we should expect to see enacted…

SPECIAL: Interview with AUL Action’s Charmaine Yoest…

Read More Local More Personal.

Pro-Life State Rankings by Americans United for Life

February 9, 2009 | By | One Comment

Americans United for Life has released a state-by-state review of local abortion laws. The ranking is based on a numerical evaluation-criteria. See State by State Legal Guide to Abortion, Bioethics and the End of Life.

The Best States

1. Pennsylvania

2. Louisiana

3. South Dakota

4. Oklahoma

5. Mississippi

6. Texas

7. North Dakota

8. Nebraska

9. Arkansas

10. Indiana

The Worst States

50. California

49. Hawaii

48. Vermont

47. New Jersey

46. Connecticut

45. Nevada

44. Oregon

43. New York

42. Washington

41. Illinois

And please sign the FightFOCA petition!


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Thank you (foot)notes:

The KansasJackass loves abortion and Planned Parenthood.

Also see LifeNews reports, Missouri Bill Introduced for Ultrasound, Better Informed Consent Before Abortion

See 12 States Weigh Ultrasound Abortion Bills, by Christianity Today.

Is The State You Live In For Or Against Life?

See Craig’s Cogitations.

Is your state for or against life?

Read the outstanding writing by Meredith Turney at California Ranks DEAD Last.

SwampFox discusses FOCA

Jeremy Alford blogs How pro-life is Louisiana?

Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL president, says the ranking offers every reason for optimism for conservatives in Louisiana, especially with the election of Democratic President Barack Obama, who is pro-choice. “Since the election, we have seen a huge outpouring of grassroots support for our work opposing the radically pro-abortion Freedom of Choice Act as well as hundreds of inquiries about life-affirming legislation,” Youest says.

Life as it Happens has more on Obama and FOCA.

Kyrie Eleison gives a link.

The Spin Cipher has Freedom of Choice for who?

Cellar dweller has California at bottom of list in pro-life group’s ranking of states.

Charmaine on the Obama Abortion Business Bail Out; Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Washington Times

January 24, 2009 | By | 3 Comments

baby_boo_march_for_life_2009.jpg Charmaine was busy with media interviews while she marched in the March for Life.

(This was quite an act: no child was left behind…) Obama is beginning to fulfill his campaign promises to bail out the abortion business.

Baby Boo working the crowd at the March for Life

If you support abortion or not, you are now going to pay for abortion…the world over.

Your Business Blogger(R) does not care for the government bail out of any business. Especially not the abortion business.

Obama lifts restrictions on abortion funding, 24 Jan 2009, Source: Reuters

By Jeff Mason and Deborah Charles (Additional reporting by Ed Stoddard)

WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday lifted restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, reversing a policy of his Republican predecessor George W. Bush…

“When we wake up every morning to a deepening financial crisis, it is an insult to the American people to bail out the abortion industry,” said Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life.

“Planned Parenthood is a billion-dollar company and they do not need additional resources to burden the American taxpayer.”…

The United States spends more than $400 million on overseas family planning assistance each year.

Jon Ward writes in The Washington Times, Obama changes policy on abortion, Saturday, January 24, 2009

“What a terrible way to begin a new administration: with an abortion business bailout that will exploit women in developing countries for political ends,” said Charmaine Yoest, President of Americans United for Life Action.

Mr. Obama’s promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, which would repeal all state and local restrictions on abortion, such as parental notification laws and measures allowing physicians to deny abortions based on their own faith convictions, came under fire Thursday from congressional Republicans.

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LAURA MECKLER reports in The Wall Street Journal, Obama Intends to Lift Family-Planning ‘Gag Rule’; Move Would Restore Funds to International Groups Involved With Abortion; Timing Shows Sensitivity to Foes of Roe v. Wade,

Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, thinks the change in policy amounts to U.S. tax dollars funding abortion and sees no positive outcome.

LifeNews.com Editor, Steven Ertelt, reports

Pro-Life Advocates: Obama Has Already Betrayed Promise to Reduce Abortions January 23, 2009,

Charmaine Yoest, [Ph.D.] the president of Americans United for Life, also responded to the news.

“What a terrible way to begin a new administration: with an abortion business bailout that will exploit women in developing countries for political ends,” she told LifeNews.com.

“We should not export the tragedy of abortion to other nations, and we certainly shouldn’t do so via the hard-earned dollars of American taxpayers,” she said.

Denise Burke, [Americans United for Life] Vice President of Legal Affairs said the move also creates foreign policy headaches because it has the U.S. funding pro-abortion groups that are actively lobbying other nations to reverse their long-standing pro-life laws.

“Pro-abortion organizations like the International Planned Parenthood Federation are actively working to impose radically pro-abortion laws on developing nations, showing no regard for the will of the people in these countries,” she said. “This move is a significant step backwards in respecting the sovereignty of nations, in empowering women, and in protecting unborn.”

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Thank you (foot)notes,

Notae Zuinglii, Bible and Theology writes, Legitimizing Murder

Yes we can, use your money to fund abortions

“The time has come to set aside childish things.” Barak H. Obama 1/20/09

See Mike’s Noise, We Surrender! “Bailout” plan is now law

Visit Tradition Catholic Reflections

President Bush writes,

In 2002, I was honored to sign into law the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which extends legal protection to children who survive an abortion attempt.

Born Alive protection is opposed by Obama.

Republican Leader John Boehner is blogging. Read his post at Americans United for Life Action, Mr. President: Reconsider FOCA

January 22, 2009

A Guest Post by Republican Leader John Boehner

Yesterday, on the eve of the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision, 105 Members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama requesting that he reconsider his support for overturning pro-life laws–even laws enacted by the States. Specifically we asked the President to withdraw his pledge to sign the so-named Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), which would in one tragic act overturn virtually all pro-life laws nationwide, and to refuse to support policies that incrementally enact the FOCA agenda by rescinding or weakening existing pro-life laws….

Charmaine Quoted in The Wall Street Journal; Planned Parenthood Forbids the Science of the Sonogram

January 23, 2009 | By | 4 Comments

cecile_richards_obama.jpgWhile we were marching in yesterday’s March for Life, Charmaine was interviewed by the WSJ on the Obama Abortion Bail Out executive order.

Cecile Richards, from Planned Parenthood and Obama

The reporter, LAURA MECKLER, asked about the current Mexico City Accord which prohibits USA taxpayers funding education on “reproductive freedom” to other countries. (The Alert Reader knows well that reproductive freedom/education is code for abortion.) The reporter also asked about Obama’s “sensitivity” on not signing the abortion bailout on the anniversary of Roe v Wade; 22 January — a day Pro-Lifers yearly recognize as the day the Supreme Court legalized abortion in all 57 50 states. Abortion is now legal through all nine months of pregnancy.

Meckler wrote,

…[A]bortion opponents were not mollified. Charmaine Yoest, [Ph.D.] president of Americans United for Life, thinks the change in policy amounts to U.S. tax dollars funding abortion and sees no positive outcome. But she called the delayed timing “a politically savvy move” by the White House.

Meckler also interviewed Cecile Richards,

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which offers abortion and family planning, says she doesn’t care when President Obama changes the policy, as long as it is changed. “He has clearly stated his opposition to the global gag rule and his intention to overturn it,” she said.

Cecile Richards makes money selling and preforming abortions. If women and other countries cannot afford an abortion. The American tax payer will now pay for them in a Planned Parenthood office.

sonogram_side_by_side.jpg

There is one gag rule that Cecile Richards demands that Obama not change: No pregnant woman should see a sonogram of her baby.

85 percent of women who see the first picture of the child, do not have an abortion.

Planned Parenthood cannot have the science of the sonogram help women to choose.

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Over 530,000 have signed the Americans United for Life petition to Fight FOCA. Be sure to sign up!

Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine spend time yesterday talking with Lila Rose who regularly captures on video Planned Parenthood covering up rapes. See

Planned Parenthood Rape Cover-up: Is a Sting Operation Ethical?

Is Abortion a Right? The Inauguration of Obama

January 20, 2009 | By | 3 Comments

People are divided. The country is divided.

However one feels, Obama has promised to make this division worse. He has promised to sign the Freedom of Choice Act or FOCA.

The Coweta-FayetteRTL blog reminds us that FOCA would,

* Provide for taxpayer-funded abortion on demand at all 9 months of pregnancy

* Grant abortionists protections from legal action

* Allow abortionists to perform abortion on minors without parental notification

* Deny health care workers the right to refuse to make abortion referrals as a matter of conscience

* Take away legal protection from religiously-affiliated hospitals who refuse to allow abortions within their facilities

* Overturn laws requiring abortions to be performed by a licensed physician

In April 2007 the Senate considered FOCA. Read the bill foca_2007_senate.pdf.

The Supreme Court has allowed abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. Obama goes further (and later) and supports post-birth abortion. A civilized people will not stand for the destruction of its most defenseless citizens. Obama is in for a fight.


Join Fight FOCA

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Obama’s Inauguration

December before last Your Business Blogger(R) followed Charmaine as she worked on the Huckabee presidential campaign. I drove the Penta-Posse in the monster Huck-a-truck and we lived out (lots!) of suitcases across Arkansas, Iowa, New Hampshire.

All of the campaigners, liberal and conservative, stayed in the same hotels. We often crossed paths and chatted in the elevators.

Sometimes we’d compliment the Obama team. “He’s a very attractive candidate,” I remember saying to an Obama worker at one time…

Anybody was better than Hillary.

Now we have both of them.

So what do we do now with the coming socialists? Waiting for the party of death?

Sign FightFOCA, to start.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Be sure to see Charmaine speak at Blogs 4 Life this Thursday, the 22nd in Your Nation’s Capital.

Random Thoughts has graphics of partial birth abortion, which would be permitted under Obama’s Freedom of Choice Act.

Thank you to NRL for the FOCA legislative link.

Please sign the petition. Almost 470,000 have signed to date.

Pro-Life and Pro-Obama?

See the Americans United for Life blog.

See Major Scoop on FOCA.

Read Father Jim,

As Catholics, we must oppose passage of the evil “Freedom of Choice Act.” To read more about our U.S. Bishops’ opposition to FOCA, visit www.usccb.org/prolife/issues/FOCA. Americans United For Life is also encouraging pro-lifers to sign a petition against FOCA at www.fightfoca.com. Also certain to arise soon is the issue of federal judgeship nominations. President Obama’s picks for these key positions are all expected to be pro-choice, as are his choices for the Supreme Court. Committed pro-life Catholics have ample opportunity to pray for our nation, the very anti-life direction we are going towards now and our new President. God help America!

Abortion and FOCA is uniting all different religious traditions. See Making My Own Colors.

Be sure to bookmark Jill Stanek. We will need her insight over the next 4 years.

Obama: Abortion & The Death of a Live Birth, “Let all the babies be born. Then let us drown those we do not like.”

Watch the videos on Lisa’s blog. And thank her for installing the FightFOCA code on her template.

ComMITTed to Romney has Sign FightFOCA.com’s Petition to Protect Human Life!

A former submariner is Fighting FOCA.

A and A have got the code.

Barbara takes on “Choice.”

Abortions are decreasing.

And no, Abortion is not a right.

Tom McMahon asks about The Change.

2nd Cup of Coffee has Just One Wish.