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Americans United for Life Ready for the Obama Supreme Court Nominee

May 20, 2009 | By | No Comments

AUL will be conducting a press conference tomorrow, Thursday. It’s going to be good.

Americans United for Life has released a review of the potential Supreme Court Nominees.

The concern of AUL, the country’s oldest Pro-Life public interest law firm, is that nominees might be “empathetic” to petitioners to the Supreme Court — rather than honoring the Justices’ oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.”

Your Business Blogger(R) served as an Armored Cavalry Officer and at commissioning — becoming an officer and gentleman — also took an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.” The oath of commissioned military officers is to the document not to the president — to a piece of paper, not to a person.

(It quite literally took an act of Congress to make Your Business Blogger (R) a gentleman…)

None of Obama’s short list of nominees seem to understand this distinction on the job of a Supreme Court Justice: To be faithful to the Constitution and NOT to show “empathy” to any person or case before the Court.


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Get on Twitter and follow Jack and Charmaine, @JackYoest @CharmaineYoest

Read America’s Unsettled Conscience on Abortion.

Visit Ultrasound Technology, Laws Credited for Pro-life Shift.

Lots of Links and good writing at Roundup: Obama Starts Conversations with Potential Supreme Court Picks.

Ultrasound technology and laws credited for pro-life shift, quotes Charmaine; always a good idea…

DEACON FOR LIFE

Read how numbers can be presented, Slight Majority Of U.S. Residents Call Themselves ‘Pro-life;’ 76% Say Abortion Should Be Legal, Poll Shows.

Conservatives, Interest Groups Gear Up for SCotUS Battle

New Gallup Poll Says Majority of Americans are Pro-Life, By Focus on the Family

Saint Luke, “Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative…”, Life and the Supreme Court

The Oath of office

Media Alert: Charmaine on FOX Why Does USA Poll Pro-Life? & Abortion Debate Intensifes in National Journal

May 19, 2009 | By | 2 Comments

Charmaine recently appeared on FOX discussing the shift in polling — America is now 51 percent Pro-Life according to Gallup:


Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D. on FOX

Charmaine was also interviewed for National Journal,

Abortion Debate Intensifies, Awaits Nominee, Tuesday, By Amy Harder, May 19, 2009

Abortion has re-emerged as a hot issue, and if history is any indication, it will get even hotter when President Obama makes his Supreme Court nomination.

Obama — who first spoke out for a nominee with “empathy” before a Planned Parenthood audience in 2007 — rekindled conservatives’ wariness over the weekend with his speech at the University of Notre Dame, calling for “fair-minded” dialogue and “common ground.”

Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, found Obama’s speech at Notre Dame troubling in light of the names at the top of his short list. “He continues to want to use rhetoric to describe a mythical common ground while at the same time pursuing a real radical actual agenda,” Yoest said. Her group recently released a report criticizing possible nominees such as Solicitor General Elena Kagan, appellate judges Sonia Sotomayor and Diane Wood, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and outgoing Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears.


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Pro-Life Group Details Pro-Abortion Views of Likely Obama Supreme Court Picks, by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com Editor, May 19, 2009,

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A leading pro-life legal group has compiled a detailed analysis of the pro-abortion views of the several leading contenders from which President Barack Obama is expected to pick the next Supreme Court justice.

Americans United for Life indicates pro-life advocates should expect a fierce battle over abortion with virtually any of the leading candidates.

Read, AUL’s short list for justice, with two notes to readers…

Media Alert: Charmaine on FOX News; Article up on Human Events

May 18, 2009 | By | No Comments

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Charmaine is scheduling to appear on FOX today — taped interview on the recent Gallup poll on 51 percent Pro-Life finding and probable Supreme Court nominees. Hit times will be tonight and possibly through out the day.

Also see her article in Human Events,

Obama’s Short List of Abortion Supporters, by Charmaine Yoest, [Ph.D.] 05/18/2009

Americans are used to hearing nominees for the Supreme Court carefully hedge their answers to any question related to Roe v. Wade and abortion. This reflects a political reality in which any hint of sympathy toward defending unborn life in the law spells confirmation challenges for a potential nominee.

In contrast, this political reality does not exist for those committed to an abortion-rights ideology. A study Americans United for Life released this week examining the life-related views of President Obama’s rumored “short-list” for the Supreme Court documents demonstrated on-the-record evidence of the potential nominees’ pro-abortion opinions expressed consistently and without hesitation.

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Read the entire article here.

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Also see America is Pro-Life.

Media Alert: Charmaine Quoted In LA Times 51% identify as ‘pro-life’ in U.S. Why The Change?

May 16, 2009 | By | No Comments

The household of Your Business Blogger(R) has been involved in a number of studies — commissioning statistical polling.

A number of years ago, Charmaine’s dissertation centered on data gathered with a $230,000 budget. To pass academic peer-reviewed scrutiny, she was most careful in ‘framing questions’ to get unbiased responses. And she had an expert team study the study so that all the actors involved in the questioning understood the questions.

The Little Woman knows statistical sampling and polling pit-falls.

It was of great interest to learn about the new Gallup poll showing a move of America from Pro-Choice to Pro-Life. Reporters began calling.

Charmaine did an outstanding interview with the LA Times reporter, Robin Abcarian, who was engaging and fair. (I know this ’cause I was driving while they talked on the phone…) The interview follows later.

I wanted to know more on the cause of the dramatic shift to America’s current Pro-Life self-identification. So I asked Charmaine, Why such a big change?

This passes for pillow talk in our house…

She says that America has always been Pro-Life and there are four reasons for the poll shift:

Reframing Pro-Choice,
Obama Backlash,
Advances in Technology,
Financial Independence

Reframing Pro-Choice

How polling questions are framed can prompt a particular answer. But this was not the challenge of Gallup: They have asked the same question for years. The issue may well be the question itself. It seems that the public is beginning to understand when an abortion occurs — in which trimester — is important to being Are you Pro-Life or Pro-Choice in this black and white question. No shade of gray.

So. If a Pro-Choicer recoils at partial birth abortion, as do all normal humans, can she still be Pro-Choice? The question (and Cecile Richards at Planned Parenthood) does not allow this.

Or, more likely, if the Pro-Choicer is confused about any abortion after viability, is she no longer Pro-Choice? Maybe. If I am not Pro-Choice, then I am Pro-Life.

Charmaine’s work reminds us that most Americans have always been Pro-life. But only now have the extremists of the Pro-Choicer agenda — of abortion on demand — pushed the public out of the comfortable gray area — the mushy middle — into a stark admission: I am not a part of any group who holds for partial birth abortion.

The public perception — the shifting of the frame of the question — changed.

It was: Yes, I am Pro-Choice because a woman can abort her baby in the first trimester.

It is: No, I am not Pro-Choice because there is no reason to abort in the third trimester.

The shift was not in the framing of the question but in the understanding of when the abortion was taking place during the pregnancy.

This demonstrates that the incremental strategy of changing law state-by-state in universal, common-sense regulation is what all Americans want. The incremental strategy of Americans United for Life is working.

Obama Backlash

This is why Planned Parenthood was so insistent that Candidate Obama push and pass The Freedom of Choice Act or FOCA. This law would kill all incremental controls passed by local lawmakers on abortion. The public is not happy with the extremism of the current Executive Order allowing Federal funding for abortions overseas. Americans don’t want to pay for abortions in any country.

Americans do not want to pay for any abortion bailout.

President Obama has installed radical pro-abortion political appointees to implement Planned Parenthood’s abortion on demand agenda — abortion at any place; at any time; for any reason; at taxpayer expense. People don’t like this. This makes self-identification as Pro-Choice unpalatable.

The Obama Backlash began when Jill Stanek documented his position against Infants Born Alive. What politician dare be against legislation protecting infants born alive?

Advances in Technology

Four Dimension Sonogram — where the mother can watch her baby move about in real time. 85% of women who see the sonogram do not go through with a planned abortion — which is why Planned Parenthood doesn’t care for the science of the sonogram: It kills profits.

Babies can now survive at very young stages. Years ago Your Business Blogger(R) worked with aggressive technologies to help neonates with underdeveloped lungs to ‘breathe’ and to live. The public understands the new survival rates and is beginning to understand the illogical of aborting a child who could, today, survive outside the womb, where, a few years ago, could not.

Financial Independence

Most legal scholars — even Obama short-listers — agree that Roe v Wade was poorly reasoned and poorly decided. Even back then, the Justices cited a compelling state interest against third trimester abortions.

But recent Supreme Court cases have shifted from the healthy viability of the baby to the financial viability of the mother, a “reliance interest.” The Court has now ruled that abortion is necessary so that women can break the glass ceiling.

And this is why liberals are so unhappy with Sarah Palin: She could have lotsa babies and still be a governor. Palin proves that financial success is compatible with motherhood (X 5).

(No, it is not easy. Do not just drop by our house unless you want to help do laundry…)

51% identify as ‘pro-life’ in U.S. It’s the first time the Gallup Poll finds ‘pro-choice’ outweighed — at 42% — and a near-reversal of last year’s figures, By Robin Abcarian,May 16, 2009

At a time when President Obama is trying to convince opponents in the abortion battle that they can find middle ground — in rhetoric, if not reality — a new Gallup Poll shows that more Americans describe themselves as “pro-life” than “pro-choice.”

For the first time since it began asking the question in 1995, Gallup reported Friday, a majority of adults questioned for its annual survey on values and beliefs — 51% — said that when it comes to abortion, they consider themselves “pro-life”; 42% consider themselves “pro-choice.” (The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.)

…antiabortion activists think they have more than the new poll on their side. “This isn’t new,” said Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life. “It tracks pretty much with what we’ve always known: People generally are pro-life depending on how you ask the question.”

But Yoest said abortion foes were not placated. “There has been such an avalanche of pro-abortion activity that it’s jaw-dropping. It’s not just that his rhetoric doesn’t square with reality; the gap is Grand Canyon-size. I think this administration has fundamentally miscalculated how out of step they are with the American people.”

robin.abcarian@latimes.com


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From the Gallup organization,

May 15, 2009, More Americans “Pro-Life” Than “Pro-Choice” for First Time

Also, fewer think abortion should be legal “under any circumstances,” by Lydia Saad

PRINCETON, NJ — A new Gallup Poll, conducted May 7-10, finds 51% of Americans calling themselves “pro-life” on the issue of abortion and 42% “pro-choice.” This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995.

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Media Alert: Americans United for Life Announces Legal Prospectus on Probable Supreme Court Nominees

May 15, 2009 | By | No Comments

Today, Americans United for Life, AUL, Announces Legal Prospectus on Probable Supreme Court Nominees

Washington, DC — Americans United for Life (AUL) announces today a new legal prospectus on the probable “short list” of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominees, and their records on life issues. AUL is the nation’s first national pro-life organization and the leading legal and public policy organization in the pro-life movement.

The comprehensive, concise document identifies nine probable nominees and highlights cases, past writings, opinions, and arguments indicating affinities for pro-abortion activism. In addition, it explains how past interpretations by some of the individuals could be applied to future rulings on life issues. The prospectus also identifies personal endorsements of and political contributions to extreme, pro-abortion activist groups.

For example, Solicitor General Elena Kagan tops many ‘short-lists’ and yet she has publicly and repeatedly criticized federal regulations that prohibit federally funded abortion counseling. Kagan argues that the regulations amount to the subsidization of “anti-abortion” speech. Another short-list topper, Judge Diane Wood, has disputed the constitutionality of partial-birth abortion bans enacted in Illinois and Wisconsin.

To access the prospectus, visit: http://www.aul.org/ussc_potentials

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Tony Mauro at The Blog of Legal Times writes, Anti-Abortion Rights Group: Thumbs Down For Supreme Court Short List,

Americans United for Life, a leading anti-abortion rights group, has issued a negative appraisal of many of the presumed short-list possible nominees to replace retiring Justice David Souter. The group’s analysis seems to guarantee that abortion rights will become a rallying cry in the coming debate, no matter whom President Barack Obama nominates.

In a release announcing the analysis Charmaine Yoest, president of the organization, says, “The records of these potential nominees are absolutely the most radically pro-abortion our country has ever seen. Every potential nominee is pro-abortion and would advance President Obama’s radical agenda.” She vowed to “make the pro-life voice heard” during the confirmation process.

Americans United for Life Announces Legal Prospectus on Probable Supreme Court Nominees

More Americans are Pro-Life, Report Says,

Americans are more pro-life than pro-abortion, according to a new Gallup poll.

The poll reveals that 51 percent of Americans call themselves pro-life while 42 percent are pro-abortion. Seven percent of respondents had no opinion on the topic.

This is the first time the pendulum has swung to the pro-life side since Gallup began conducting the poll in 1995. Last year, 50 percent considered themselves pro-abortion and 44 percent pro-life.

The Banner is Unfurled

National Journal, Under the Influence

AUL Summer Research Assistant position open

TONY PHYRILLAS, Americans United for Life: Expect pro-abortion pick for Supreme Court

Media Alert: Charmaine Quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Congressional Quarterly, Roll Call, United Press International, Chicago Tribune, HotAir

May 7, 2009 | By | No Comments

Washington Wire, Political Insight and Analysis From The Wall Street Journal’s Capital Bureau, Judicial Advocacy Groups Prepare for Supreme Court Battle, Susan Davis reports on politics,

Judicial advocacy groups are already drawing battle lines for a Supreme Court fight following news that Justice David Souter will retire at the end of the term.

Americans United for Life, a group that opposes abortion rights, said they will oppose any nominee who supports the Freedom of Choice Act to “elevate abortion to a fundamental right on the same place as the freedom of speech,” said president Dr. Charmaine Yoest. Adding: “Justice Souter’s retirement also represents a test for the Senate: will they uphold their duty to raise serious questions over a nominee’s judicial philosophy?”

Posturing on Supreme Court Pick Continues; No Selection Likely This Week

By Seth Stern, CQ Staff

Republicans warned Tuesday against rushing a Supreme Court nominee through the Senate, even as Democrats said no announcement of a successor to Justice David H. Souter would come this week.

In timing his first nomination to the nation’s highest court, President Obama is balancing competing political imperatives: He needs to wait long enough that key senators in both parties feel that he seriously entertained their suggestions and weighed their advice. But waiting too long would give his conservative critics the opportunity to mobilize and to attack potential candidates pre-emptively — making it more difficult for the Senate to confirm a new justice prior to the August recess….

Conservative activists urged Republicans not to allow Democrats to rush the process. Charmaine Yoest, [Ph.D.] president of Americans United for Life, urged Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the Judiciary Committee’s new ranking Republican, “to begin your role as ranking minority member by putting the brakes on rushing through a Supreme Court nominee.”

Political Fight Already Brewing Over Souter Retirement, By John Stanton, Roll Call Staff, Reports: Supreme Court Justice David Souter to Retire at End of Term

Battle lines over President Barack Obama’s first Supreme Court nominee were quickly solidifying Friday morning, even as the White House and Capitol Hill continued to wait for the official word that Justice David Souter would retire this summer…

While politicians at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue may be waiting to comment until Obama receives a formal communication on Souter’s intentions, interest groups were wasting no time drawing lines in the sand over a looming Senate confirmation fight.

Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, warned in a statement Friday morning that anti-abortion-rights organizations would vigorously oppose any nominee that interprets the Constitution to include protections for abortion.

“We will work to oppose any nominee for the Supreme Court who will read the Freedom of Choice Act into the Constitution in order to elevate abortion to a fundamental right on the same plane as the freedom of speech. In his search for a replacement for Justice Souter, President Obama should avoid a pro-abortion litmus test,” Yoest said.

Marge Baker, executive vice president at People for the American Way, urged Obama to stick by his campaign pledge to tap nominees who bring a level of empathy for minorities, the poor and women.

UPI, Abortion key issue in replacing Souter,

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) — Abortion rights will occupy a prominent place in the political battle to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter, say those on each side of the issue.

“Without a doubt, opponents of women’s freedom and privacy will use a vacancy on the court as an opportunity to further their attacks on nominees who have taken pro-choice positions, ” said Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, the abortion rights group.

Difficulties encountered by several of President Barack Obama’s choices for federal posts prove anti-abortion groups retain the power to derail the president’s agenda, despite the Democratic majority in Congress, said Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life.

“This new administration and the congressional majority may support radical abortion rights, but the American people as a whole do not,” Yoest said.

Supreme Court Justice David Souter: Lines drawn before anyone is chosen as a potential successor; Nominee prospects already shadowed by abortion debate, Chicago Tribune, By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau,

WASHINGTON — A full-scale battle on Capitol Hill over the next Supreme Court nominee could still be months away, but small skirmishes have been taking place all year…

Groups that oppose abortion rights have been testing their political viability since Obama took office, and they say the difficulties encountered by Johnsen and others show they retain the power to derail the Obama agenda, despite large Democratic majorities.

“This new administration and the congressional majority may support radical abortion rights, but the American people as a whole do not,” said Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life. “Canny political observers and politicians know this.”

HotAir,

Pro-life group to Leahy: Reject judicial activism in Souter replacement, by Ed Morrissey,

One of the organizers of the Justice Sunday rallies in 2005 has sent a letter to the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee demanding that Patrick Leahy ensure against confirming a judicial activist to replace David Souter. Dr. Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life reminds Leahy that Americans around the country have put reasonable restrictions on abortion, and that any judge that would undo those through legislative fiat should not get sent to the highest court…


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Jack and Charmaine also blog at Reasoned Audacity. Your Business Blogger(R) of Management Training of DC, LLC, is an adjunct professor of business at the Northern Community College and is a licensed agent for the William Oncken Corporation, presenters of Managing Management Time(TM) fondly known as Monkey Management.

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Media Alert: Charmaine on Obama’s First 100 Days on CBN

April 29, 2009 | By | No Comments

Charmaine was interviewed by CBN reviewing president Obama’s first one hundred days in office.

Obama Report Card: Evangelical Grade, Politics, CBNNews.com, April 29, 2009

CBNNews.com – The first 100 days of an administration is supposed to set the tone for a term in office and it has become a landmark and a kind of report card for modern presidents.

Watch the video on the CBN website.

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MEDIA ALERT: Charmaine Quoted in World Net Daily MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH

April 21, 2009 | By | No Comments

Charmaine was interviewed in WND, By Drew Zahn, Obama presidency awakens pro-life movement ‘For 8 years we had President Bush and his veto pen – we don’t anymore’

“There was a concern that after the president was elected, the pro-life movement would be so demoralized that it would be almost a death blow,” said Charmaine Yoest, charmaine_wnd.jpgpresident and chief executive officer of Americans United for Life, the oldest national pro-life organization in the country. “But in fact, just the opposite is true.”

Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.

Yoest told WND that news of Obama’s victory in November launched an immediate surge of pro-life activism, including over 700,000 people who have signed the group’s petition to stop the Freedom of Choice Act, which Obama has said he would support and sign into law upon passage through Congress.

“Immediately after the election, our servers melted down from so many people looking to take a stand against an abortion agenda,” Yoest told WND. “Subsequently, what we’ve found over the last several months is that every time we’ve asked people on that list to do something, the response has been overwhelming.”


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What Does Obama Think of Pro-Lifers?

Pro-Life Awakened to New Life

Political Revolution

Truth Seeker

Weasel Zippers

AUL Blog and Planned Parenthood, “The total government grants and contracts received by PPFA affiliates also increased from $337 million to $350 million …”

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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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

He is Risen Where Would the Messiah Worship Today?

April 13, 2009 | By | No Comments

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Charmaine, Your Business Blogger(R)

Penta-Posse at the Grand Canyon

Easter 2005 Disciplines of the Risen Christ celebrate the Empty Tomb on Easter Sunday.

A few years ago Alert Readers will recall that Your Business Blogger(R) with Charmaine and the Penta-Posse attended a Sunrise Service on the rim of the Grand Canyon in John McCain’s home state. The Grand Canyon is Federal Property, but the surrounding locals quietly support a congregation of church and state.

Easter is a Red-State kind of celebration — even though Arizona is one-third blue.

So, is likely that Obama would permit a continuation of Easter Services on Federal Lands?

Would the leftist, blue-state messiah tolerate the red-state Messiah? The One without the teleprompter?

Obama ceased attending church regularly since the bungled swearing-in. But He attended Easter Services at nearby St. John’s Episcopal.

Will the messiah choose St. John’s? We may have a hint. He might be just as happy where the Clintons churched.

We know the church habits of Obama and the Clintons.

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Cross Obama attended the Hate America First church and was mentored by Jeremiah Wright for some two decades.

The Clintons attended Foundry Methodist church when they lived in the White House in Washington, DC.

Your Business Blogger(R) attended services a time or two at Foundry Methodist during the Clinton tenure. It is a liberal church that differs from Obama’s Chicago church only by degree, not kind. I stopped visiting.

Your Business Blogger(R), John Wesley Yoest, now has little use for the church founded by John Wesley.

The United Methodists at Foundry have run off the Biblical rails,

“…we proclaim this statement of welcome our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender brothers and sisters: we affirm you…”

Obama and Clinton support liberal churches. Clinton’s former church supports Obama’s former church. It is likely He will continue to enjoy liberal theology.

It is certain Obama will support liberal positions in his pro-abortion-choice in the church chosen.

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Sunrise Service, Grand Canyon

Photo Credit: The Dreamer

I would predict that the messiah will shut down Easter Services at the Grand Canyon.

And the president will be happy only in a pro-choice church.

Happy Easter.

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Easter: He Is Risen; Family, Faith & Freedom

He is risen! He is risen indeed!