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Abortion In Israel

In Abortion, Special Edition on June 27, 2011 at 12:00 am

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SPECIAL EDITION

Abortion In Israel: Friends of Efrat

Friends of Efrat LogoThe “Friends of Efrat” (Hebrew: אפרח), is a group of volunteers who identify strongly with Efrat’s goal that no Jewish child should be lost to the Jewish People due to the economic concerns of the parents. A corollary of that goal is that no Jewish woman should have to go through an abortion due to financial concerns. According to Efrat there are close to 50,000 abortions in Israel every year. Last year in an average week in Israel over nine hundred (900) babies were lost to abortion, mainly due to economic concerns. Many of these abortions could be prevented, if only the woman was provided some basic social and financial support. 1

Abortion In Israel: Be’ad Chaim

Be'ad Chaim LogoBe’ad Chaim (Pro Life) (Hebrew: בעד חײם) is an Israeli Non-Profit organization dedicated to the protection of mothers and unborn children. This ministry is a national organization with offices and hotlines throughout Israel. Be’ad Chaim believes all women are eligible for our assistance, regardless of nationality or religious beliefs. Their clients include native Israelis both Arab and Jew, and immigrants from Russia, Ethiopia, Europe, the United States, and elsewhere in the world. Be’ad Chaim’s goal is to show women, and men, an alternative to abortion, so that they will choose life. Seven (7) days a week, on the ground and in the public square, Be’ad Chaim provides alternatives to abortion, post-abortion counseling, conferences, workshops, and practical help to new mothers. The ultimate goal of Be’ad Chaim is to End Abortion-On-Demand in Israel. Sandy Shoshani, the Director of Be’ad Chaim, wants us all to realize God’s promise to His people, Israel, as he says in Deuteronomy 30:19 — “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” 2

Abortion In Israel: International Messianic Jewish Alliance

International Messianic Jewish Alliance LogoAccording to Messianic Rabbi Joel Liberman, Executive Director of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance (IMJA), “in Israel today, 50,000 children are aborted each year. While this figure indicates a small decline in abortions, the number is still appalling. Israel approves 98% of all abortion requests and 40% of those abortions are granted to married women. The number of unwed mothers continues to grow. It is one matter to consider what G-d thinks of all this. He certainly makes His concern clear in Deuteronomy 30:19 — ‘This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.'” 3

My brother in Christ, Joel Liberman, continues to bring clarity, coherence, challenge and vision to the debate surrounding abortion in Israel when he shares: “From A Practical Aspect, Israel is overwhelmed by its Arab neighbors. She is outnumbered by her surrounding neighbors fifty (50) to one (1). Her population totals only two percent (2%) of those nations. Also, her Arab citizens are having larger families than most Israelis. It is quite conceivable that between Israel’s Arab citizens and the ‘Palestinians’ in Gaza and the West Bank, she could find herself a minority within her own borders. This could challenge the Jewish nature of Israel in the future. Can we overlook the fact that Israel needs every single person? From A Spiritual Aspect, every aborted child is one less person who will have the opportunity to grow up and contribute to the miracle that is modern Israel. Also, that unborn child will never have the opportunity to hear the Good News and contribute to the biblical and spiritual fabric of the nation.” 4

Abortion In Israel: Issues4Life Foundation

Issues4Life Foundation LogoThe Issues4Life Foundation is dedicated to protecting human life from the moment of our biological beginning, regardless of the means by which we were procreated, method of reproduction, age, race, sex, gender, physical well-being, function, or condition of physical or mental dependency and/or disability and fully supports the mission and ministries of the Friends of Efrat, the Be’ad Chaim and the International Messianic Jewish Alliance. We believe persons are not property. We believe all life is precious, but human life has been uniquely “created in the image and likeness of God” and should be respected and protected by love and by law. Brothers, I beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour (2nd Corinthians 10:1a),5 that we join forces with the Friends of Efrat, the Be’ad Chaim and the International Messianic Jewish Alliance in an effort to End Abortion by meeting the needs of women and children and that we believe in our hearts and embrace in our public policies Genesis 12:3 which says: “And I will bless them that bless thee [Israel], and curse him that curseth thee [Israel]: and in thee [Israel] shall all families of the earth be blessed.” 6

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
1. Friends of Efrat is a small group of “mini-philanthropists” who have taken upon themselves of saving a minimum of one Jewish child a year. For $100 a month for a year on your credit card (which is less than $4 a day for a year!) you can save the life of a Jewish child in Israel. $300 a month, for example, would save the lives of three Jewish children every year (http://bit.ly/mftEfs).
2. To financially support Be’ad Chaim in the United States, please support Mekor Chaim, a United States non-profit organization registered with the IRS. Contributions to the Mekor Chaim Foundation are tax deductible in the United States of America. Please write, “for Be’ad Chaim” in the bottom left corner of your check (http://bit.ly/j0NULr).
3. The International Messianic Jewish Alliance (IMJA) is the world wide fellowship of Jewish people who have accepted Yeshua (Hebrew: יֵשׁוּﬠֲ) (Jesus) as their Messiah (http://bit.ly/muoLPC).
4. May 2011 International Messianic Jewish Alliance Appeal Letter (http://bit.ly/k3hQeg).
5. 2nd Corinthians 10:1 (KJV) “Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence [am] base among you, but being absent am bold toward you.”
6. Genesis 12:3 (KJV) “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

Eulogy for the Martyred Children

In Abortion, Special Edition on June 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm

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“Eulogy for the Martyred Children”

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered this sermon at the funeral of the little girls who were killed on 15th, September 1963 by a bomb as they attended the Sunday school of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. 1


Martin Luther King, Jr. At 16th Street Baptist Church!“This afternoon we gather in the quiet of this sanctuary to pay our last tribute of respect to these beautiful children of God. They entered the stage of history just a few years ago, and in the brief years that they were privileged to act on this mortal stage, they played their parts exceedingly well. Now the curtain falls; they move through the exit; the drama of their earthly life comes to a close. They are now committed back to that eternity from which they came.

These children unoffending, innocent, and beautiful were the victims of one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetrated against humanity. Yet they died nobly. They are the martyred heroines of a holy crusade for freedom and human dignity.

The 4 Girls Who Lost Their Lives At The 16th Street Baptist Church on September 15th, 1963And so this afternoon in a real sense they have something to say to each of us in their death. They have something to say to every minister of the gospel who has remained silent behind the safe security of stained-glass windows. They have something to say to every politician [Audience:] (Yeah) who has fed his constituents with the stale bread of hatred and the spoiled meat of racism. They have something to say to a federal government that has compromised with the undemocratic practices of southern Dixiecrats (Yeah) and the blatant hypocrisy of right-wing northern Republicans. (Speak) They have something to say to every Negro (Yeah) who has passively accepted the evil system of segregation and who has stood on the sidelines in a mighty struggle for justice. They say to each of us, black and white alike, that we must substitute courage for caution. (Mmm) They say to us that we must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, the philosophy which produced the murderers. Their death says to us that we must work passionately and unrelentingly for the realization of the American dream.

16th Street Baptist Church Damage!And so my friends, they did not die in vain. (Yeah) God still has a way of wringing good out of evil. (Oh yes) And history has proven over and over again that unmerited suffering is redemptive. The innocent blood of these little girls may well serve as a redemptive force (Yeah) that will bring new light to this dark city. (Yeah. Mmm) The holy Scripture says, “A little child shall lead them.” (Well) The death of these little children may lead our whole Southland (Well) from the low road of man’s inhumanity to man to the high road of peace and brotherhood. (Yeah) These tragic deaths may lead our nation to substitute an aristocracy of character for an aristocracy of color. The spilled blood of these innocent girls may cause the whole citizenry of Birmingham (Yeah) to transform the negative extremes of a dark past into the positive extremes of a bright future. (Mmm) Indeed, this tragic event may cause the white South to come to terms with its conscience. (Yeah)

16th Street Body On A Stretcher!And so I stand here to say this afternoon to all assembled here that in spite of the darkness of this hour, (Well) we must not despair. (Well) We must not become bitter, (Yeah. That’s right) nor must we harbor the desire to retaliate with violence. (Mmm) No, we must not lose faith in our white brothers. (Yeah) Somehow we must believe that the most misguided among them can learn to respect the dignity and the worth of all human personality.

16th Street Damage Outside!May I now say a word to you, the members of the bereaved families? It is almost impossible to say anything that can console you at this difficult hour and remove the deep clouds of disappointment which are floating in your mental skies. But I hope you can find a little consolation from the universality of this experience. Death comes to every individual. There is an amazing democracy about death. It is not aristocracy for some of the people, but a democracy for all of the people. Kings die and beggars die; rich men and poor men die; old people die and young people die. Death comes to the innocent and it comes to the guilty. Death is the irreducible common denominator of all men.

16th Street Body On A Stretcher!I hope you can find some consolation from Christianity’s affirmation that death is not the end. Death is not a period that ends the great sentence of life, but a comma that punctuates it to more lofty significance. Death is not a blind alley that leads the human race into a state of nothingness, but an open door which leads man into life eternal. Let this daring faith, this great invincible surmise, be your sustaining power during these trying days.

16th Street Body On A Stretcher!Now I say to you in conclusion, life is hard, at times as hard as crucible steel. (Mmm) It has its bleak and difficult moments. Like the ever-flowing waters of the river, life has its moments of drought and its moments of flood. (Yeah) Like the ever-changing cycle of the seasons, life has the soothing warmth of its summers and the piercing chill of its winters. (Yeah) But if one will hold on, he will discover that God walks with him, (Yeah. Well) and that God is able (Yeah) to lift you from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope and transform dark and desolate valleys into sunlit paths of inner peace. (Mmm)

16th Street Baptist Church Funeral!And so today, you do not walk alone. You gave to this world wonderful children. (Mmm) They didn’t live long lives, but they lived meaningful lives. (Well) Their lives were distressingly small in quantity, but glowingly large in quality. (Yeah) And no greater tribute can be paid to you as parents, and no greater epitaph can come to them as children, than where they died and what they were doing when they died. (Yeah) They did not die in the dives and dens of Birmingham, (Well) nor did they die discussing and listening to filthy jokes. (Yeah) They died between the sacred walls of the church of God (Yeah) and they were discussing the eternal meaning (Yes) of love. This stands out as a beautiful, beautiful thing for all generations. (Yes) Shakespeare had Horatio to say some beautiful words as he stood over the dead body of Hamlet. And today, as I stand over the remains of these beautiful, darling girls, I paraphrase the words of Shakespeare (Well): Good night, sweet princesses. (Mmm) Good night, those who symbolize a new day. (Yeah) And may the flight of angels (That’s right) take thee to thy eternal rest. God bless you.”

As I Think About Martyred Children

Dark Room Light With Man On His KneesI think about the blood shed from all the lives lost to the incontestable evil of abortion. I think about the mothers who have been lied to regarding the veracity of birth control and the viability of the child in their womb. I think about the women who have been exploited by a rabid abortion industry that profits financially from performing legal abortions, abandoned by the father of their child, their immediate family, their church family, close friends and in some cases, even their job. I think about the debt of love 2 the Body of Christ owes to every woman and every child victimized by the ferocious fratricide of false hope that abortion advocates proclaim. And while I find comfort for the present and strength for the future in Dr. King’s “Eulogy for the Martyred Children,” I come to the incontrovertible conclusion that we can no longer wait for polls, political equity and/or proper funding. We must work together to end abortion now. Will you help me?

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
1. Martin Luther King Online, Your “One Stop source” for MLK on the Net. “Eulogy for the Martyred Children”, September 18, 1963. Birmingham, Alabama (http://bit.ly/kCg7Lq).
2. Romans 13:8 (GodsWord), “Pay your debts as they come due. However, one debt you can never finish paying is the debt of love that you owe each other. The one who loves another person has fulfilled Moses’ Teachings.”

Our Government At Work

In Abortion, Politics on June 13, 2011 at 12:00 am

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Our Government At Work

“By law, Title X funds may not be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.” — (The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs, Family Planning) 1


Department of Health and Human ServicesThe Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) coordinates adolescent health programs and initiatives across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services related to adolescent health promotion and disease prevention.

In July of 1969, President Richard M. Nixon asked Congress to create a Commission on Population Growth and the American Future to study population growth and its effect on federal, state, and local governments. In October of the very same year, the National Center for Family Planning Services (NCFPS) was established in the Health Services and Mental Health Administration (HSMHA) of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (DHEW). With DHEW’s task of developing family planning programs and coordinating with other federal and private efforts to assure community family planning services, the HSMHA contracted Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) to provide comprehensive services to the low-income population. 2

A Twenty (20) Million Dollar Grant

Planned Parenthood collected $363.2 million (i.e., over 1 million dollars a day) in government grants and contracts in 2008/2009, and at the end of the year had $64 million in profits. — (Report on Planned Parenthood Facilities)


“The Northwest Coalition for Adolescent Health (NWCAH) has been awarded $20 million Planned Parenthood Logoby the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH). NWCAH is comprised of six (6) Planned Parenthood Federation of America affiliates: Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW), Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho (PPGWNI), Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW), Planned Parenthood of Montana (PPM), Planned Parenthood of Southwest Oregon (PPSWO) and Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood (MBPP).” 3

“This funding will allow NWCAH to replicate OAH’sTeen Outreach Program” (TOP), in 73 targeted sites, in 27 counties across the five (5) NW states Margaret Sanger Flyerthat have the highest risk of teen pregnancy. Within these communities, NWCAH plans to target a diverse population of the highest risk youth in grades 7-12 in a mix of rural and urban communities. The program will reach over 8,000 youth over the five-year project period.” 4

Nearly 700,000 teens in the United States will become pregnant each year. Teen mothers are more likely to drop out of school and fall into poverty. Children born to teen mothers also face significant life challenges. They are more likely to drop out of school, experience unintended pregnancies early in life, and experience more financial and health disparities compared to children of older parents.” 5

 

Who Will Be There?

Planned Parenthood kills 5,871 innocent human beings every week. — (American Life League’s Stopp Report)


Who will be there to lend our youth a hand in their most desperate time of need? Who will be there with twenty (20) million U.S. taxpayer dollars in their pocket? One Million DollarsWho will be in their schools and schoolbooks? Who will be in their public squares? Who will be in their public offices? Who will be in their social media hunts? Who will be in their movies and entertainment centers? Who will be in their clubs? Who will be in their newspapers and magazines? Who will be in their television programs and favorite coffee shops? Who will be in their grocery markets and convenience stores? Who will be in their neighborhoods and houses of worship? Who will be in their homes? Who will be in their bedrooms?

Again, Who Will Be There?

“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” — (Preamble to the United States Constitution)


The largest abortion provider in the world will be there. A federally funded Planned Parenthood will be there to facilitate the death of our youth and our babies in their wombs. Why? We The PeopleBecause in my opinion, “we the people” have betrayed our biblical values at the ballot box, embraced sellout strategies that compromise our integrity in the public square and continue to be silent at our dinner tables and in our churches and pulpits. My question is: Why after almost forty (40) years since Roe and Doe and after over fifty (50) million lives have been brutally ripped from their mother’s wombs and sucked down bio-hazardous waste bags, are we still struggling to end abortion? Abortion must end now!

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
1. The United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs, Family Planning (http://bit.ly/frWwtg).
2. La Verne Tolbert, Ph.D., “Over 20 Million Aborted: Why Planned Parenthood Targets The Inner-City” for Georgia Right to Life in support of “The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”, February 11, 2010 (http://bit.ly/ewh67w). Dr. Tolbert has over 35 years experience in the field of teen pregnancy prevention. Her interests began in 1975 when was invited to become a board member of Planned Parenthood in New York City. We are deeply in debt to her research. You can contact her here (http://bit.ly/htsRzT).
3. 2010 Planned Parenthood® Federation of America Inc., “Northwest Coalition for Adolescent Health is Recipient of $20 Million Grant to Fund Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington”, (http://bit.ly/aF6uqI).
4. Ibid.
5. Ibid.

The Urgency Of Abstinence Education

In Abortion on June 5, 2011 at 10:02 pm

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Chlamydia In Black America

“Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) which can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), damaged fallopian tubes, infertility and an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy.”


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2009, Black Americans had 8.7 times the reported Chlamydia rates of Whites.Chalmydia Chart About 48% of all reported Chlamydia (kluh-MID-ee-uh) cases occurred among Blacks. The rate of Chlamydia among Black women was nearly eight (8) times higher than the rate among White women (2,095.5 and 270.2 per 100,000 women, respectively). The Chlamydia rate among Black men was almost twelve (12) times as high as the rate among White men (970.0 and 84.0 cases per 100,000 men, respectively). 1

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Gonorrhea In Black America

“Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) involving inflammatory discharge from the urethra or vagina.”


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2009, Black Americans had 20.5 times the reported Gonorrhea rates of Whites.Gonorrhea Chart About 71% of all reported cases of Gonorrhea (ˌgänəˈrēə) occurred among Blacks. The rate of Gonorrhea among Blacks in 2009 was 556.4 cases per 100,000 population, which was 20.5 times higher than the rate among Whites. This disparity has changed little in recent years (17.6 times higher in 2005 and 20.1 times higher in 2008). This disparity was larger for Black men (25.8 times higher) than for Black women (17.0 times higher). 2

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Primary and Secondary Syphilis In Black America

“Syphilis is a sexually transmitted chronic bacterial disease that is contracted chiefly by infection during sexual intercourse, but also congenitally by infection of a developing fetus.”


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2009, Black Americans had 9.1 times the reported Syphilis rates of Whites.Syphilis Chart During 2008-2009, the rate of Primary and Secondary Syphilis (ˈsifəlis) among Blacks increased 11.6% (from 17.2 to 19.2 cases per 100,000 population). In 2009, 52.4% of all cases reported to CDC were among Blacks and 30.4% of all cases were among Whites. The rate of Primary and Secondary Syphilis among Black men was eight (8) times higher than the rate among White men. The rate among Black women was more than twenty (20) times higher than the rate among White women. 3

Among Black men and women aged 15-19 years and 20-24 years, disparities have increased markedly in recent years as rates of disease have increased. During 2005-2009, rates among men aged 15-19 years increased the most among Black men 167%. During the same period, rates among Black men aged 20-24 years increased 212% (from 30.2 to 94.2 cases per 100,000 population). This increase was the highest reported regardless of age, sex, or race/ethnicity. The 2009 rate among men aged 15-19 years was twenty-six (26) times higher for Blacks than for Whites. 4

Among Black women aged 15-24 years, rates increased more than twofold during 2005-2009. In 2009, rates were twenty-nine (29) times higher for Black women aged 15-19 years than for White women of the same age. Recent trends in Syphilis rates in young Black men are of particular concern given data indicating high HIV incidence in this population. 5

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The Urgency Of Abstinence Education

“Thou shalt not commit adultery. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.” — (Exodus 20:14; 1 Corinthians 7:2, KJV)

Teaching is our ministry. Jesus is our model. People are our passion. Transformed lives are our product. And heaven is our goal. This is the essence of Christian education. (Teaching Like Jesus Ministries)

La Verne Tolbert, Ph.D.La Verne Tolbert, Ph.D.

A sexually transmitted disease (STD), also known as a sexually transmitted infection (STI), or venereal disease (VD), is an illness that has a significant probability of transmission between humans by means of human sexual behavior that includes vaginal intercourse, oral sex, and anal sex. The CDC data above reveals a self-imposed (sĕlfˌĭm-pōzdˈ) death sentence! Let me be very blunt. Are we preaching and teaching abstinence, the only Biblical prescription for sex? God is not wrong. Abstinence works. We need to step up our game. Here’s help. Dr. La Verne Tolbert, is the founder of Teaching Like Jesus Ministries, Director of The Society for Children’s Spirituality, a former board member of Planned Parenthood, New York City (1975-1980) and a member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition. As author of Teaching Like Jesus: A Practical Guide to Christian Education and Keeping You & Your Kids Sexually Pure, a life-changing resource for parents and pastors. Professor Tolbert teaches children’s pastors and youth pastors as an adjunct at Azusa Pacific University’s graduate school. My friend, Dr. La Verne, is a wife and mother who is a gifted communicator who stresses the urgency of teaching abstinence effectively for such a time as this. Hear ye her.

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2009 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance, “STDs in Racial and Ethnic Minorities” (http://1.usa.gov/lXZxqy).
2. Ibid.
3. Ibid.
4. Ibid.
5. Ibid.