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Charmaine on CNN Debating Condoms; Obama Will Export Abortion-Condom Funding Overseas

November 17, 2008 | By | 8 Comments

Warning: The Condom Commercial is for mature audiences.

In the 1990’s CNN had a terrific talking-heads-shouting-show called Crossfire. Regular Hosts included Michael Kinsley, liberal, then moved to Slate. Pat Buchanan, conservative, former GOP, now gone from the Republican Club but still Pro-Life.

The show ran five nights a week for 30 minutes. Hosts earned about $200K and were worth every dime.

Charmaine appeared in a number of segments. In this episode she debated Kristine Gebbie from the Clinton administration on the marketing and efficacy of condoms. Charmaine’s points are valid today — truth is, well, timeless. John Sununu is in the conservative chair, on the right, of course.

Oddly, liberals demand that conservatives use science in any debate — but whenever a conservative uses real science with real data, we are then accused of “imposing our values.” A liberal pivot.

The actual condom failure rate is some 20 percent. The cost of failure could be pregnancy. Could be death.

This is described by anti-science liberals as “fear based sex ed.”

So what will Obama do about abortion and condoms?

Even before Obama gets legislation from congress on abortion, Obama will, by Executive Order, repeal the The Mexico City Policy (1984) which,

Prohibits the use of federal funding for organizations and programs “which perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations.”

Media Alert: Obama may very well use the Clinton’s Dancing Condom Marketing Campaign. For the Domestic and International markets.

Watch the video and let us know what you think.


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Thank you (foot)notes:

CatholicCitizens writes,

For starters, we may expect removal of the present administration’s ban on destructive embryonic research, and rejection of the Mexico City accords which restrained abortion and eugenics.

Crossfire: The Condom Campaign first aired on January 4, 1994.

Media Alert: Americans United for Life in US News & World Report

November 14, 2008 | By | One Comment

us_news_world_report_logo.pngAmericans United for Life recently started a campaign to encourage the public to Fight FOCA through the FightFOCA website.

US News & World Report reports, Abortion Foes Mobilize Against Obama

Activists seek to prevent new administration from reversing Bush administration policies, by Paul Bedard, Posted November 14, 2008

The antiabortion movement is mobilizing its forces to challenge President-elect Barack Obama should he move quickly to restore federal funding of international family planning services and make good his promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, or FOCA.

Americans United for Life has been in the lead on this battle,

Led by Americans United for Life and other antiabortion groups, the movement is gathering signatures to fight FOCA and meeting this weekend to map out a strategy. [Yep, we are here now…]

There are some pundits who feel that Obama will not push for FOCA in his first term. But what is certain is that Obama will not veto any legislation coming out of the Reid-Pelosi legislative machine.

While it is unclear if Obama will move swiftly on the abortion issue, activists on both sides expect him to reverse a Bush executive order implementing the so-called Mexico City language that bars nongovernmental family planning organizations from using federal money to perform abortion services in other countries or to inform patients there about such procedures.

The activists expect that move to propel action in Congress on FOCA, which sets in law a woman’s right to choose and challenges recent Supreme Court rulings on the issue.

According to foes, the new strategy to fight both will seek to capitalize on taxpayer anger at the recent Wall Street bailout.

cecile_richards_obama.jpg“Our strategy will be, ‘Do we want to use federal tax dollars to bail out the abortion industry?’ ” says one of the activists working to build a coalition to fight Obama. “Why are we using taxpayer money to fund abortion services overseas?” he said. (However, federal funding has not been used in the past to directly fund abortions overseas.)

Cecile Richards and Barack Obama

Cecile Richards is the president of the one billion dollar Planned Parenthood. Tax dollars indirectly fund Cecil Richards’ $1,000,000 annual salary. The tax payer provides the abortion provider over $300,000,000 each year. Your money. Funds Abortion. Three Hundred Million Dollars.

USN&WR closes,

While it’s an issue that was largely avoided in the presidential campaign, conservatives see it as a key test of which way Obama will move on social issues in his first year.

We Pro-Life conservatives know exactly how Obama will move — he will payback his backers, his buddies. To those he’s beholden. Cecile Richards is first in line.

So who exactly is Cecile Richards, who would deserve this liberal Democrat payback?

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, contributor to all issues liberal is a very special liberal Democrat.

She is the daughter of liberal Democrat Ann Richards.

Fight FOCAThe fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. And like Eve, Planned Parenthood is coming for a bigger bite of the apple.

Payback is coming to Planned Parenthood.

But the taxpayer, the voter is fighting back.

Fight FOCA.

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Thank you (foot)notes,

Your Business Blogger(R) recommends, Obama Transition Team in Lockstep with Planned Parenthood

Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., is president and CEO of Americans United for Life.

See Our Journey.

Visit Jimmy Akin at FightFOCA.

Ten Reasons

Jay Anderson, a smart guy from University of Virginia Law School (redundant, I know), Fight FOCA.

25 year-old Chelsea Zimmerman from Holts Summit, Missouri has a perspective on life and on Life well beyond her years. The world is a better place for her blogging.

Ronald L. Caravan has a compelling article in The Valley News Online, Between the Lines: How ironic that Obama action might threaten ‘separation of church and state’ Liberals make little sense…,

In simple terms, under the Freedom of Choice Act, Catholic hospitals would eventually be forced to perform abortions or go out of business, and Catholic bishops this week were signaling that they would go out of business before they would start aborting babies.

“This is not a matter of political compromise,” Bishop Daniel Conlon of Steubenville, Ohio was quoted in news reports. “It’s a matter of absolutes.”

Commenting on Catholic elected officials, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City stated, “They cannot call themselves Catholic when they violate such a core belief as the dignity of the unborn.”

And Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Chicago frankly stated that if Catholic hospitals were given no choice but to perform abortions, they would close rather than comply.

The Freedom of Choice Act is not a brand new proposal. So why the heightened concern now? Because of what President-elect Obama announced at a Planned Parenthood banquet in July of 2007: “The first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act…. On this fundamental issue, I will not yield and Planned Parenthood will not yield.”

“Freedom of Choice sounds so benign, but people have simply no comprehension of what a radical piece of legislation this is,” stated Daniel McConchie of Americans United for Life. “The bottom line is that if FOCA passes, you’ll have abortion on demand throughout all nine months of pregnancy for any reason in all 50 states and pay for it with our taxes.”…

Unlike the continuous left-leaning efforts to obliterate God from all aspects of public life in the name of “separation of church and state”–which it is not–the Freedom of Choice Act actually does threaten to impose government interference on a church–exactly what Thomas Jefferson promised would not be done when he coined the “separation” phrase in a letter to a church in Danbury, Connecticut so many years ago.

Leave it to the relativistic left to wrongly accuse everyone else of violating a principle, then commit that very sin themselves.

more at the jump.

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Media Alert: Charmaine in CitizenLink;Conference Call with Americans United for Life

November 7, 2008 | By | 2 Comments

Charmaine was interviewed by CitizenLink, a publication of Focus on the Family.

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Friday Five: Pro-Life Hero Charmaine Yoest

by Devon Williams, associate editor

‘With Barack Obama in the White House and Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi controlling Congress, we confront a very difficult pro-abortion political situation.’

As the nation prepares for the most pro-abortion president in history, Charmaine Yoest vows to continue the fight to protect women and preborn children.

The new president and CEO of Americans United for Life (AUL) said she’s hopeful that, despite the challenges, life advocates will recharge and re-energize their efforts at the state and federal levels.

“The life movement will reassess and regroup for the next election cycle with new ways to communicate that even the weakest amongst us should be welcomed in life and defended in law,” Yoest said Wednesday.

Yoest spoke with CitizenLink about her pro-life work and her hopes for the future.

Read the entire interview here.

Charmaine also participated on a conference call with 60-some pro-life leaders across the country. Click here to listen. Forgive the extra click to the Americans United for Life web site.


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Fight FOCACandidate Obama promised Planned Parenthood that the first legislation that he would sign is the so-called “Freedom of Choice Act” aka FOCA.

Over 12,000 people have signed the Fight FOCA petition. Sign up today.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

How does the party of death do it? How do they sell abortion? And how will Life win? See The Obama Abortion Marketing Machine, by Your Business Blogger(R).

“The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it,” Margaret Sanger, Founder Planned Parenthood

See VERITATEM IN CARITATE

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Jer 1:5, Pro-life

Little Saints in the Making

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29 Aug

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AUL Action Enthusiastically Welcomes McCain’s Strong Pro-Life Pick for Vice President

August 29, 2008 | By | 4 Comments

Charmaine and Your Business Blogger(R) spent most of the week here in Minneapolis getting ready for the convention next week while the Penta-posse was in the care of the grandparents.

We got an idea, as did Alert Readers that it was Palin when FOX reported that a jet was bringing the Palins et al to Dayton. Yes, the McCain professionals were using misdirection to keep the VP pick a secret. But chartering a Gulf Stream 4 from Alaska is a $50,000 head fake.

Conservatives don’t spend money like that.

So Charmaine and her AUL team in Chicago and Minneapolis were researching and drafting talking points and a press release the instant Carl Cameron, from FOX of course, would confirm his early clues and make the call.

We watched the announcement in our hotel room. We cried (501C-4) tears.

Later, we ran into Dan Coats who spoke to a luncheon today. The McCain people asked him to speak and talk about the VP selection.

The challenge was that Coats didn’t know who the VP nominee was — so he wrote two speeches — and gave the “better speech.” It was a very happy, happy room full of conservatives.

Follows is the AUL Action press release.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUGUST 29, 2008

Media Contact

Matthew Eppinette

202-289-1479

matthew.eppinette@aulaction.org

AUL Action Enthusiastically Welcomes McCain’s Strong Pro-Life Pick for Vice President

Chicago, Illinois — Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee Sen. John McCain today announced that his Vice Presidential running mate will be Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

AUL Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest stated, “With this bold and inspired selection, Sen. McCain has verified his stated commitment to assembling a truly pro-life administration.”

“The Republican ticket stands in stark contrast to the stridently pro-abortion ticket put forth by the Democratic party,” added Yoest. “You can be sure the vice presidential selections will have far-reaching ramifications in this race.”

As governor, Palin has been a solid pro-life champion. For example, Palin expressed her disagreement with the Alaska Supreme Court when it overturned a 1997 parental consent law in 2007, and supported a constitutional amendment requiring parental consent for abortions.

Denise Burke, AUL Action Vice President & Legal Director, said, “Parental consent laws are essential tools for protecting young girls from the negative consequences of abortion and for defending the constitutional rights of parents to raise their children.”

Studies have clearly demonstrated that the risks of abortion — both long- and short-term — are more pronounced for teenagers. Parents are best positioned to safeguard their children’s health and welfare. Moreover, parental consent laws also protect teenagers by reducing the demand for abortions and increasing teenage sexual responsibility. Polling consistently shows that 70% of American public supports these common sense laws.

In a world where actions speak louder than words, Governor Palin shouted through a megaphone when she gave birth to a son with Down Syndrome in April of this year. In spite of the fact that nearly 9 in 10 babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted, Governor Palin gave birth to Trig Paxson Van Palin on April 18, 2008.

About AUL Action

AUL Action is the legislative arm of Americans United for Life (AUL). The first national pro-life organization in America, AUL has been committed to defending human life through vigorous judicial, legislative, and educational efforts at both the federal and state levels since 1971. In addition, AUL has been involved in every pro-life case before the Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade.

Obama Jumps the Shark

March 4, 2008 | By | No Comments

Alright, so we know I wasn’t a fan anyway.

But seriously: “. . . where the rats don’t outnumber the computers. . . ” — that is just way over the top.

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Leaving for Little Rock: Joining the Huckabee Campaign

December 5, 2007 | By | 3 Comments

It’s official: I Like Mike! Yesterday I landed in Little Rock on my first day as Senior Advisor on the Mike Huckabee for President campaign. (I’m on leave of absence from FRC.)

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Watch this space for updates from the campaign trail.

And, if you can, use the form below to donate to the candidate who — as of yesterday — is running second nationwide among GOP candidates nipping at Giuliani’s heels!

MikeHuckabee.com - I Like Mike!

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Originally posted on Sunday, 2 December 2007