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Mission Statements for Real Growth

January 3, 2009 | By | No Comments



GARDENING WITH CONFIDENCEEvery business should have a mission statement to help focus staff, benchmarks, resources, results.

Every business could benefit. Every silo, in the business; on the farm.

Even your garden.

A business going to seed, so to say…

My favorite ‘plant manager’ is Helen of Raleigh who runs the premier gardening business in central North Carolina. She writes for Better Homes and Gardens and blogs at Gardening With Confidence™.

Helen is also a Garden Scout and Stylist. In her work as a field editor for Better Homes and Gardens and their Special Interest Publications such as Country Gardens and Nature’s Garden, she scouts great gardens for their publications.

When a garden is chosen for publication, Helen works with photographers to style the photo shoot.

Just as every manager needs a business coach, every gardener needs a gardening coach.

Who knew?

Helen helped create this market niche. She is in great demand as a Garden Coach.

In her former career as a Vice President of an environmental company she learned how to shovel manure.

Good management training.

Carrying a rifle in Pakistan didn’t hurt either. (Working for an environmental client. Really.)

Here is Helen’s gardening mission statement,


Helen’s Haven is a sustainable, wildlife habitat, created to attract and feed birds, bees, butterflies

and for the enjoyment of friends, family, and visitors to educate, enjoy,

and to understand we are the earth’s caretakers, so let’s take care.

If you have a garden statement, send it along to Helen. She will be posting the collection.



Thank you (foot)notes:

For the backstory see, Women, Work and Family: One VP’s Solution,

“How do you it all?” Accomplished women with kids constantly get this question.

Helen Philbrook, married and mother of three, from Raleigh, NC, has the answer.

Your Business Blogger(R) recently sat down with Helen and her husband David to learn the secret.

She’s a former Vice President of an environmental testing firm, and perhaps the world’s first female “Smoke Stack Sniffer.”

Full Disclosure: Helen is the sister of Your Business Blogger(R)

What We Learned From Marley & Me

December 27, 2008 | By | 3 Comments

The Dancer, friend of all animals, wanted a date with Dad. And off we went to see the flicka that is making moviegoers cry across America.

She was one of the five million who read the book and wanted more.

Here’s what we learned, as the 22 doggie-double Marleys gnawed their way across 15 years.

Yes, it is a dog story and no humans were hurt in the filming. But the lessons were made for the alphas in us all.

shadrach_yoest_dog_german_shepard_1995.png1) A dog is as much cost and effort as a child. Your Business Blogger(R) had a tamer Marley-like hundred pound German Shepherd: Shadrach, The Dog Genius, who chewed his way thru four houses. Shepherding our first two children. Dogs add more than they subtract. The shaggy dog is the origin of fuzzy math.

The Dreamer and The Dude at Shadrach’s last Christmas, 1995

2) Dogs are a cost-center not a profit-center: a consumer of resources. But the indoor animals (with outdoor voices) generate enough goodwill to be an asset that doesn’t need to be sold to be realized or appreciated. A lot like children.

3) The domestic animals do not always produce domestic tranquility. Until housebroken. Just as, Charmaine would say, husbands.

4) Moms and Dads always cry after a miscarriage. There’s one in the movie. If you are Pro-Choice you have our permission not to look at the sonogram. Then again, go ahead. There was no heartbeat. One pregnancy in five miscarries. One woman in four has an abortion. There is a lot of crying in America, and it’s not only over a dog in the Marley & Me movie.

5) Funerals are for the living. As Yogi Berra said, “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.” There must be closure for the living over the dead. A miscarriage needs closure. An abortion needs closure. Too bad the Pro-Choice community insists that abortion is a private matter. Women (and the dads) would heal quicker with some remembrance of what was. What could have been. Funerals provide the venue for a good cry. Like dog movies.

Go read the book. Go see the movie. Take a date.

Even if you don’t need a reason to cry.

Charmaine Quoted in CitizenLink,Freedom of Conscience

December 20, 2008 | By | No Comments

If you fight against IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich, you might be a good-guy.

If you win against IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich, you might be on the side of the angels.

Charmaine was interviewed for CitizenLink, a division of Focus on the Family, Good News: Illinois Pharmacists Can Challenge Discriminatory Rule,

“This is a huge victory for the freedom of conscience of all health care providers,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest, president and CEO of Americans United for Life. “Pharmacists now have proper recourse against a discriminatory law that would force them to check their constitutional rights at the workplace door.”

Here’s how it started against Illinois governor Blago,


CitizenLink also quotes AUL’s legal eagle Denise Burke,

in Good News: Regulations Protect Doctors’ Freedom of Conscience

Life advocates are praising the timing of new government rules that protect health care providers’ freedom of conscience.

The Department of Health and Human Services put the regulations in place last week to reinforce rules that protect doctors from being forced to participate in abortion and other anti-life practices.

“By releasing them now, they will be in the federal register for 30 days before the Obama administration takes office,” said Denise Burke, vice president and legal director for Americans United for Life. “For that reason, the Obama administration cannot simply erase these rules.”

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Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards does not care for rights of conscience. (Except her own conscience — don’t even think about asking her about her own abortion.) David G. Savage at LA Times writes, Health providers’ ‘conscience’ rule to take effect

The last-minute Bush administration declaration lets doctors, clinics, receptionists and others refuse to give care they find morally objectionable.

“We are shocked that the Bush administration chose to finalize its midnight regulation and to take this parting shot at women’s health and ignore patients’ rights to receive critical healthcare services and information they deserve,” said Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in a statement. “We look forward to working with President-elect Obama and leaders in Congress to repeal this disastrous rule and expand patients’ access to full healthcare information and services, not limit it.”


Many of the abortions at Planned Parenthood are performed to rid the world of African-American babies. This is one lucky baby girl.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Other related news,

LifeSiteNews reports, Illinois Supreme Court Decision Supports Conscience Rights of Pharmacists

Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Americans United for Life (AUL) President and CEO, responded to the Supreme Court decision, stating, “This is a huge victory for the freedom of conscience of all healthcare providers. Pharmacists now have proper recourse against a discriminatory law that would force them to check their constitutional rights at the workplace door.”

“Conscience Rule” to take effect

See the Americans United for Life Amicus Curiae Brief

CathNewsUSA writes, “Conscience” rule to cover health providers

Not everyone believes in conscientious objection. Not liberals, anyway. See, Are There Limits to the So-Called “Conscience Rule?”

Visit (and bookmark) Jill Stanek, Breaking news: IL Supreme Court rules for pharmacists/against Blagojevich

See AUL’s press release, Americans United for Life Applauds Illinois Supreme Court Decision Supporting Constitutional Rights of Pharmacists

Deep Thoughts doesn’t like the conscience clause either — But note: Mojoey does refer to the Pro-Life position as, well, Pro-Life. An honest liberal! Who knew?

Alert the (Mainstream) Media!

Never mind.

See The Center blog.

Visit Social Developments Americans United for Life Applauds Adoption of HHS Rules Protecting Freedom of Conscience, Urges Vigilance in Protecting Both Providers and Healthcare Access

More from AUL on HHS conscience protection.

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

December 6, 2008 | By | 2 Comments

Planned Parenthood has covered up another rape. Or did they?

Indiana Planned Parenthood Covers Up Sexual Abuse of 13-year Old

Planned Parenthood

Rape cover upLifeNews reports,

Lila Rose, a UCLA student journalist and president of right-to-life advocacy group Live Action, posing as a 13-year-old seeking abortion. In an appointment with a Planned Parenthood nurse, Rose says she has been impregnated by a 31-year-old man, a clear case of child molestation punishable as a felony under Indiana state law.

On tape, the nurse acknowledges her responsibility to report the abuse, but assures Rose she will not. The nurse says, “I am supposed to report to Child Protective Services,” but tells Rose, “Okay, I didn’t hear the age [of the 31-year-old]. I don’t want to know the age.”

She then instructs Rose how to obtain a secret abortion by crossing state lines to avoid Indiana’s parental consent law.

The nurse also coaches Rose to cover for the 31-year-old man by saying he is only 14. She says, “You’ve seen him around, you know he’s 14, he’s in your grade and whatever. You know what I mean.”

The diminutive and talented Lila Rose can act like and pass for a 13 year-old and appeared on Hannity and Colmes Friday December 5th.

The liberal Alan Colmes went after Lila for misleading Planned Parenthood and “filing a false report” and taking up “valuable staff time” for a problem that did not exist.

Did Lila Rose cross an ethical line in a sting operation on Planned Parenthood?


Your Business Blogger(R) teaches business ethics at the local college. The bright line in ethics is Quo Bono? Who Benefits?

Is there unjust enrichment?

Lila did not enrich herself by exposing a malicious, felonious intent of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.

Even though posed Lila as a 13 year-old, is this action actionable? Is it a lie?

I would submit that Lila’s act was a misdirection that all businesses should welcome and use.

Decades ago Your Business Blogger(R) worked as a sales rep for a manufacturer producing a private label product for a national retailer. It was a part of my job description to regularly “shop” my client to test their salesman’s product knowledge, sales techniques, in store displays and product availability.

I reported my findings to the store manager and my boss.

I did indeed take up “valuable staff time” as Colmes would charge in a sting operation. Managers would recognize this exercise as the ‘control’ part of managing. To learn what the store is doing right.

Or, in the case of Planned Parenthood, what the business is doing wrong.

Planned Parenthood should thank Lila Rose for acting as a “mystery shopper” providing valuable feedback on the conduct of the Planned Parenthood abortion operations.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Planned Parenthood does not have the integrity to process the 360 millions of our tax dollars. Planned Parenthood should be defunded.

And Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards (with her million dollar salary), and the so called ‘Freedom of Choice Act’ FOCA should be stopped. Join

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just”-Thomas Jefferson. See Values Voter.

Charles Lewis, at National Post has Obama bill could fan flames of abortion debate.

Bio Medicine has Americans United for Life Urges State Legislatures to Oppose Federal Power Grab: Provides Model Resolution Denouncing Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA)

‘Freedom of Choice’ Act Promotes Extreme Abortion Agenda

CNS News, Faith-Based Hospitals Could Close If Obama Signs Freedom of Choice Act

Media Alert: Charmaine Debates Planned Parenthood Gift Cards on MSNBC

December 4, 2008 | By | 2 Comments

planned_parenthood_giftcard_2008_holiday.JPG Over 50 per cent of Americans will purchase gift cards this year.

Will you be getting one from Planned Parenthood?

Not likely.

Americans don’t like to talk about abortion.

Much less paying for one.

Leslie Olsen at writes,

Gift certificates for Planned Parenthood,

The certificates come in $25 increments.

“They can be [used] for sexually transmitted disease screenings,…” said Struben-Hall.

Some Hoosiers 24-Hour News 8 talked to asked if the gift certificates could be used towards abortions. The answer is yes. But, Planned Parenthood said that’s not the purpose of the gift certificates.

planned_parenthood_cash.jpgPlanned Parenthood earns income from abortions and is attempting to re-brand their image. They are attempting to emphasize birth control (from Planned Parenthood’s early days in eugenics) away from abortion; the Final Solution Birth Control.

But abortion is, well, birth control and a revenue stream for Planned Parenthood.

Charmaine will be on MSNBC News Now today, Thursday, December 3rd Eastern. Hit time is 2:30.

Please tune in and let us know how you think the marketing debate went.


Marketing is reach, frequency and awareness. Planned Parenthood is using constant repetition — frequency — to persuade the public that they are (Reproductive) Health Clinics and not Abortion clinics.

Planned Parenthood does not want the public to be aware that the new gift cards could be used for abortions.

Leslie Olsen continues,

Planned Parenthood hopes philanthropists look at it differently. The organization hopes people might purchase the certificates, and then turn them back in for their patients who need reproductive healthcare, but can’t pay for it.

Planned Parenthood is not even pretending to sell the gift cards for services — the cards are simply a re-gifting vector for donations.

planned_parenthood_condom_keychain.jpg Planned Parenthood Condom Key Chains

Gift card sales totaled $97 billion in 2007, up from $83 billion in 2006, according to data from The Tower Group cited in The New York Times.

Gift Certificate usage among recipients is about 85 per cent, meaning that some 15 per cent are never redeemed.

This means that some 15 billion dollars are left on the table — money consumers paid and that businesses didn’t have to deliver.

One of Your Business Blogger(R)’s clients in India sells pre-paid phone cards. He loves them and the cash-flow. He says, “One in seven cards are never used; cash straight to the bottom line, upfront.”

The low redemption rate of gift cards has spawned an opportunity for entrepreneurs to collect and repackage and re-sell. Cash re-gifting. The data on the secondary market for gift cards is fascinating: 1 adult in 6 “re-gifts” a Gift Certificate.

But I doubt that there would be a gray market for the Planned Parenthood Gift Certificates.

(Ramesh Ponnuru reminds us, “No mother wants to introduce her son, the abortionist.” No one is going to give or re-gift a gift card, “Here’s $50 toward your next abortion…

Here’s a Benjamin for your next STD…”)

There is much confusion on the Abortionist’s money making Industry. But what is sure is that no one wants to talk about that most common of surgical procedures: elective abortions.


Your Business Blogger(R) has an interest in a number of advertising and promotional companies. So I am most interested in the branding methods that Planned Parenthood uses in the marketing of their “health” services.

The Planned Parenthood Condom Key Chain line is one of my “favorites.” I am not so sure that it is a big seller…

Planned Parenthood, Wear Your Rubbers

planned_parenthood_wear-your-rubbers-keychain.jpg In a fashion, we applaud Planned Parenthood for their marketing innovation to attract donations.

Go get money directly from the public. Then maybe Planned Parenthood will not demand the 300 million tax dollars from Americans who do not want to pay for anyone’s abortions.

This is not likely: Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood earns a million dollar salary to manage the Planned Parenthood billion dollar empire. To get all the revenue she can — even bailouts from the taxpayer.

Join Fight FOCA


Thank you (foot)notes:

Planned Parenthood is not about to go bankrupt. But many businesses — including car manufacturers, I hope — are in for trouble in the coming Obama administration. Do not bother with any Gift Certificate from a company headed for Chapter 11; they do not have to be honored.

Help fight Planned Parenthood. Help Fight FOCA.

See Jill Stanek on The Party of Death by Ramesh Ponnuru.

Read Margaret Sanger, Barack Obama & Planned Parenthood, Where Sanger says, “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

Remember to FIGHT FOCA.

And visit Godless.

We appreciate The Sanctity of Human Life.

Americans United for Life Urges State Legislatures to Oppose Federal Power Grab: Provides Model Resolution Denouncing Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA)

UPDATE: MSNBC just canceled the segment…at 2:11pm. Some might say at the last minute — This is showbizness. The (other) bailout hearing is pre-empting. [GM’s CEO says that his company failed “due to events beyond his control.” He forgets that his job, as CEO is to control events — or to so structure his company as to minimize disaster. He did neither. The GM board should fire him.]

Will FOCA Pass Congress?

December 2, 2008 | By | One Comment

Join Fight FOCA Yes, unless we stop it.

Unfortunately the proposed law has got friends.

FOCA is the proposed legislation that would eliminate all regulation and oversight of abortion. No parental notification for minors. No licensed doctors doing the cutting.

So how can we be so sure FOCA might be a-coming?

Because of the relationships of Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood.


I’ve had both a dot gov email address and ran a dot com software company; now I teach.

At the start of every semester, Your Business Blogger(R) instructs my class on how Business Gets Done.

It is not technique. It is not brilliance. It is not killer apps. It is not resources. It is not capital.

Business Gets Done thru relationships.

The Business of Politics is no different.

Barack Obama promised Cecile Richards that FOCA would be the first item of law that Obama would sign.

Obama will sign FOCA because it will be forced thru congress.cecile_richards_obama.jpg

It will be forced thru congress because Nancy Pelosi wants FOCA.

Nancy Pelosi wants FOCA because Cecile Richards wants FOCA.

Cecile Richards, Barack Obama

Here is where Cecile Richards earns her million dollar salary:

Cecile and Nancy are very close. And not because Planned Parenthood gives campaign donations to Democrats.

Cecile Richards used to work for Nancy Pelosi.

Cecile Richards served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Pelosi when Nancy was House Minority Leader.

Cecile served her boss well. Pelosi will reward Cecile Richard’s loyal service; good friends. Kindred spirits. Pro-Abortion.

Relationships. Get Business Done.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Stop them both: Please visit fightFOCA and sign the petition.

The petition has almost reached 299,000. If you are number 300,000, please let us know for a special treat.

If FOCA gets anywhere get ready for a cultural battle!!!

See Ladies for Life

Why I decided not to be an abortionist.

Something Matters

What Planet are you living on?

See Americans United for Life blog.

Only Women Bleed

November 26, 2008 | By | One Comment

alice_cooper_head.jpgSo begins Chapter 1 of Joseph W. Dellapenna’s benchmark book on abortion, Dispelling Myths of Abortion History.

It belongs on every thinking thought leader’s desk.


Dispelling the Myths

of Abortion HistoryGo Ask Alice.

During the early 1970′s Your Business Blogger(R) worked in show business and watched a number of acts.

As a security guard…

One of the most bizarre performances was a gentleman/group named Alice Cooper. Mascara and Monsters. Decapitations were the crowd pleasers — then as today.

marilyn_manson_crucifix_cross.jpgI think there was blood: real — imagined. As with Ozzie Osborne in Black Sabbath.

We have less of that today, I think. Less Blood on stage.

There is hope for civilization. Maybe.

Alice was the pre-curser to Marilyn Mason with the male-to-female make-up.

Alice Cooper was an act. Not so sure about Marilyn.

Alice and Marilyn are no mere metrosexual girlie-boys without manhood like Obama.

They are the real thing.

They are what Hollywood calls this gender-free entertainment: Authentic.

The sex-less who deal in pain. In angst. In the blood.

Wait a minute…maybe Alice and Marilyn and Obama are the same.

Except these girls can’t have abortions.

Hollywood becomes Washington.

Well, maybe not Alice Cooper: He is Pro-Life.

Only Women Bleed Lyrics at the jump,

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Alice Cooper, Only Women Bleed

An Alert Reader writes into Stop the ACLU,

“If you’re listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you’re a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we’re morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal.”

Vincent Fournier aka Alice Cooper

Follow Jack on Twitter @JackYoest and Charmaine @CharmaineYoest

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What is the Best Job Interview Question? Human Resource Management

November 25, 2008 | By | One Comment

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest said Ben Franklin. And sometimes learning a skill will pay off in ways unintended and unanticipated.

My favorite interview question is to ask candidates,

What did they want to do, what did they want to be. The best candidates — by that I mean the most contented candidates, have a thread in their lives of what they wanted to do back then and what they are doing today.

An expert interviewer, like Your (humble) Business Blogger(R), can discern the contentment and the fire in the belly of the job candidate, by analyzing any gap between high school plans and the current stage in life — I find that the larger this gap, the more unhappy the candidate.

Unhappy candidates make for unhappy employees.

Critics of this crazy question accurately say that technology, markets, the world have changed since we were in high school, back in the day.

And they are right: the material world changes. Less so people. And what people love to do, and how each individual candidate would like to make a difference — remains constant thru life.

Here is my favorite example.

She was a competitive swimmer in her youth. And wanted to be a Life Guard. Her dream job that would make a difference. She trained, studied and was certified.

She found her calling; her vocation but she never found that job.

A disappointed teenager, she took a position as an Assistant Cashier in the athletic center at Camp of the Woods in Adirondack Park of upstate New York in June of 1982. She didn’t get what she wanted, but at least she was near the water.

One afternoon while ringing up a sale, the young girl heard a commotion from the pool behind her across the hall.

A woman was just pulled from the pool. Limp, on her back turning blue. Not breathing.

Stunned on-looking bystanders frozen.


The teenage girl darted to the woman. Started mouth-to-mouth. The woman moved, struggled, gagged, puked and breathed.

And Lived.

Our teenager never got exactly the job she wanted; that job she trained for.

But her education did pay off. Especially for one swimmer visiting Adirondack Park.

Training is never wasted.


Today that teenage girl, now a mature woman, lives out her high school dream making a difference in her dream vocation.

She wanted to make a difference in a unique way.

For Life.

And does so today.


Thank you (foot)notes:

The management at the resort was concerned that the near death by drowning would cause adverse publicity, I suppose. The life-saving event was never reported. Bad for business, you see. Our young heroine was never thanked.

And she doesn’t want to be thanked now. And really doesn’t want this blogged.

(But that’s what husbands do.)

Media Alert: Charmaine Quoted by Reuters; Americans United for Life & FOCA

November 24, 2008 | By | No Comments

ANALYSIS-Activists hope Obama acts on abortion rights By Ed Stoddard,

DALLAS, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Abortion rights activists, an important component of the Democratic Party’s base, expect to advance their agenda under U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, signaling fresh battles over the highly charged issue.

Changes could take place in areas from judicial appointments to overseas aid. Obama strongly supports abortion rights, in stark contrast to President George W. Bush, a social conservative who often talked of a “culture of life” — code for opposition to abortion.

Obama supports his Party of Death. Bush supports the “Culture of Life.” In policy as well as “code word.”

Reuters continues,

On the policy front, activists and analysts say an early skirmish could come over federal funding for nongovernmental organizations that offer abortion operations or counseling in family planning services abroad.

“Family planning services” are “code words” for abortion on demand through all nine months and beyond — if the infant is born alive.

Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards told Reuters in interviews that rolling back the rule was among their top political priorities.

Abortion rights opponents, many of whom on religious grounds regard the procedure as murder, see any move on that front as the next shot in the abortion wars.

“To reintroduce funding for it internationally is very offensive because there are even people who describe themselves as pro-choice, but don’t want to be involved in public funding for it,” said Charmaine Yoest, [Ph.D.] president of Americans United for Life Action, which opposes abortion rights.

Ed Stoddard notes in that,

Join Fight FOCA

“FOCA has been like a red flag to social conservatives who say it will sweep aside most restrictions on abortion rights, such as parental notification laws and the Partial-Birth Abortion Act that bans a certain late-term procedure.

Americans United for Life Action said that as of Friday, it had more than 230,000 signatures on an anti-FOCA petition on its website — virtually all since the election.”

There are some 260,000 signers now. Please add your name to the good-guys today!


Thank you (foot)notes:

When Charmaine worked in the West Wing of the Ronald Reagan White House, one of the first things she was taught was that Personnel is Policy.

Obama, a good politico, knows this. MIKE ALLEN from Politico reports in Labor ally to head Obama communications,

Ellen Moran, executive director of EMILY’s List, was named White House communications director by President-elect Obama on Saturday.

Moran, a well-known grassroots organizer, has also managed statewide Democratic campaigns and managed the Wal-Mart corporate accountability campaign for the AFL-CIO.

Morgan is a pro-abortionist and hates Wal-Mart. She will be the face and voice of Obama’s administration. Expect little compromise from ObamAbortionists.

Jon at Ubi Petrus, Ibi Ecclesia has Fight FOCA.

A Culture 11 pro, Jillian Bandes, has Freedom of Choice Act Roundup at LadyBlog.

Be sure to check out This Post in this post from David Brooks,

FOCA is the Freedom of Choice Act; an Act that would sweep away all restrictions on abortions, all parental notification laws, all rights of hospitals and doctors to not perform abortions.

It is the duty of every Christian to resist the enactment of this brutal, vile piece of legislation.

Semper Vita is the Family Life Blog in New Zealand.

Michelle (not Obama) writes, Urgent… please read,

Hello! I am sending this out to everyone…about the FOCA bill …President Elect Obama has as one of his first bills to pass. Below are some of the stats taken off of the web site. I encourage everyone to sign. Thanks for reading!

Capitol Hill “Daily Brief” has FREEDOM OF CHOICE ACT,

The nation’s premier pro-life legal organization has launched a new project aimed at stopping passage of the most radical pro-abortion legislation in the nation’s history. With the full support of President- elect Barack Obama, congressional Democrats are poised to pass the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), a law that will make abortion a “fundamental right” much the same as the right to vote and the right to free speech. By doing so, this new federal law would automatically invalidate every federal, state and local law placing even the most common sense restrictions on abortion.

And more.


Clarke Forsythe, senior counsel for Americans United for Life believes the election was about the economy and, in no way, a repudiation of pro-life principles.

“It is very difficult to keep pro-life and other issues of justice at the center of public life in the midst of war and economic crisis,” he told Zenit News Service.

“William Wilberforce’s campaign against the slave trade in Great Britain during the 1790s — which was derailed by the French Revolution, war with France, economic crises and terrible harvests — is a good example. But Wilberforce (and his allies) persevered and things turned around over considerable time”

Read The Reads in Rockwall. Petition Approaches 250,000; Americans United for Life

November 22, 2008 | By | 4 Comments

Join Fight FOCA Log on.

Take a number.

Hit the lottery.

Sign on at and let us know if your number is 250,000.

A quarter million is a nice number. Will it be yours?



Maybe something better — if you are for Life.

FightFOCA is an on-line petition to persuade our national leadership: President-Elect Obama, Senator Majority Leader Reid and House Majority Leader Pelosi that limiting states rights is not what the voters want.

[Correction: Alert Readers will note that Pelosi is the Speaker of the House, Democrat Steny Hoyer from Maryland is the House Majority Leader.]

The public wants the financial market regulated.

The public wants the abortion market regulated.

The public wants common sense oversight of abortion.

Parents want to know if their child is having an abortion.

Women want all surgical procedures to be to the highest medical standards.

The public wants licensed doctors doing surgery; not social workers.

Women want information about their babies through the science of sonograms.

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, is against all these regulations. Why?

Quo Bono?

Follow the money. Planned Parenthood grosses — so to say — a billion (that’s B as in Billion) (a 1,000 million) dollars each year.


L: A Baby

R: A BabyPlanned Parenthood profits from abortion.

Planned Parenthood gets a $300 million bailout each each year from the taxpayer.

Planned Parenthood wants a blind eye on their abortion money-machine.

Your Business Blogger(R) is a capitalistic-for profit kind of guy — but who would want to earn earnings from the slave trade?

Or abortion?

If you want your state’s rights to guard your child’s health, sign the petition.

Their will be a special recognition for the 250,000 milestone.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Robert was Number 45,704. An early adopter, as we say in marketing…

FOCA Would Wipe Away Every Restriction on Abortion Nationwide.

This would eradicate state and federal laws that the majority of Americans support, such as:

* Bans on Partial Birth Abortion

* Requirements that women be given information about the risks of getting an abortion

* Only licensed physicians can perform abortions

* Parents must be informed and give consent to their minor daughter’s abortion

FOCA would erase these laws and prevent states from enacting similar protective measures in the future.

Be sure to visit the Americans United for Life blog.

Even our liberal friends are noticing the work of Americans United for Life. Right Wing Watch writes,

“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.”

Visit The Webbs, Fight for Life., Election Results Don’t Mean Pro-Life Movement to Stop, Limit Abortions is Dead.

ZENIT, Life and the Elections,

In 2008, 45 states considered nearly 450 measures related to abortion alone. Among 2008 pro-life victories are:

– An omnibus measure in Oklahoma, requiring that a woman undergo an ultrasound prior to an abortion, regulating the provision of RU-486, and prohibiting coerced abortions;

– New laws in Ohio, South Carolina, and South Dakota requiring that abortion providers offer a woman the opportunity to view an ultrasound prior to an abortion;

– Legislatures in Colorado, Maryland, and Michigan limiting the use of taxpayer funding for abortions and abortion counseling;

– Idaho lawmakers strengthening the state’s informed consent law and prohibiting coerced abortions;

– Meaningful funding of abortion alternatives in Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.

DFW Catholic posts, Fighting the Freedom of Choice Act. And visit ProLife Dallas.

The international All News Web reports, Abortion: Obama’s nightmare,

Obama has promised to restore federal funding to international family planning services, that is, his administration will financially support institutions around the globe that perform abortions. Obama has also promised to sign FOCA or the Freedom of Choice Act. Anti-abortion activists are mobilising for a battle as they now realise they no longer have an ally in the White House.

Americans United for Life is gathering up signatures at a frantic pace to oppose FOCA. has Catholics Who Vote for Freedom of Choice Act Could Face Automatic Excommunication, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago says,

“Parental notification and informed consent precautions would be outlawed, as would be laws banning procedures such as partial-birth abortion and protecting infants born alive after a failed abortion. Abortion clinics would be deregulated,” said George.

“The Hyde Amendment restricting the federal funding of abortions would be abrogated. FOCA would have lethal consequences for prenatal human life,” he said.

“FOCA would have an equally destructive effect on the freedom of conscience of doctors, nurses and health care workers whose personal convictions do not permit them to cooperate in the private killing of unborn children,” George continued.

“It would threaten Catholic health care institutions and Catholic Charities. It would be an evil law that would further divide our country, and the Church should be intent on opposing evil. On this issue, the legal protection of the unborn, the bishops are of one mind with Catholics and others of good will.”

The liberal, etiquette-ly challenged Low and Left Part Deux will not link to Americans United for Life, behaving more like the liberal main stream media than a hard-working blogger. Spiteful when he should be cite-ful…The Pushback and 2012 Has Started. Note the link.

TIM DRAKE, Senior Writer at the National Catholic Register writes, The Abortion President? Pro-Lifers Sound Warning on Freedom of Choice Act.

Kenrick Social Justice blogs, Americans United for Life has Petition Against FOCA.

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth, Study to show thyself approved unto God… (2 Tim. 2:15), writes, Fight FOCA.

Good links at Random Junk from an Intellectual Wannabe.

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Women of Faith and Culture has FOCA on the Family. Bringing Faith and Reason to Life.

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