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Personhood: Beyond Roe and Doe

In Abortion, Personhood on November 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

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Personhood: Beyond Roe and Doe

It’s Not About Roe v. Wade

“The late Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Harry Andrew Blackmun, best known as the author of the Roe v Wade, was a determined advocate for the decision wrote the Court’s opinion.” — Harold Andrew Blackmun (November 12, 1908-March 4, 1999)

Justice Harry BlackmunJustice Harry Blackmun

Roe v. Wade was a controversial landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. The Court decided that a right to privacy under the due process clause in the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to a woman’s decision to have an abortion. 1 Doe v. Bolton, was another landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court overturning the abortion law of Georgia. 2 Here the Court’s opinion in Doe v. Bolton stated that a woman may obtain an abortion after viability, if necessary to protect her health. Both Supreme Court decisions were released on January 22, 1973. Sitting United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton and is the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, after Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Here are her comments regarding the United States Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision: “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” 3 Eliminating minority populations is what abortion is all about. However, overturning Roe v. Wade is not an effort supported by Black America.

It’s Not About Roe v. Wade

(Part 1 of 3· “In a passionate letter, published in Ms. Magazine and distributed in leaflets all around the country, Donna Brazile, Byllye Avery, Shirley Chisholm, Julianne Malveaux, Jewell Jackson McCabe, Eleanor Holmes Norton, C. Delores Tucker all pleaded for understanding and conversation around the subject of abortion. They wrote: We understand why African-American women risked their lives then and why they seek safe, legal abortion now. It’s been a matter of survival …” — Latoya Peterson, “Blacks and Roe v. Wade, The Root, Posted: January 21st, 2010 (http://wapo.st/7ey0fY)

Gloria Feldt and Albert Wynn at a 2003 rally for Roe v. Wade 2003 Roe v. Wade Rally

Since 1973 we have suffered the death of over 55 million babies, over 20 million of those Black American and counting. Black America is the abortion industries #1 target and #1 customer4 As Black American’s we abort our children at such staggering rates that our future is at risk. Black American’s consistently and with no end in sight, elect abortion supporters at every level of government. Black American’s overwhelmingly support our President who is willing to shut down the entire government to protect the funding of Planned Parenthood (the largest abortion provider in the country) with tax-payer dollars and stand ready to reelect him in 2012. It is Black America’s support for Roe v. Wade that lends Planned Parenthood an illegitimate air of credibility as an organization that understands and meets the needs of minority women facing a difficult decision. This is the reason why it is so hard to defund Planned Parenthood. Any politician who votes to defund Planned Parenthood will be viewed as racist and misogynistic and in turn face serious reelection issues. So why doesn’t Black America support the efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade, a Supreme Court decision that’s easily one of the worst decisions the Court has ever made? 5

It’s Not About Roe v. Wade

(Part 2 of 3· “… Hunger and homelessness. Inadequate housing and income to properly provide for themselves and their children. Family instability. Rape. Incest. Abuse. Too young, too old, too sick, too tired. Emotional, physical, mental, economic, social …” — Latoya Peterson, “Blacks and Roe v. Wade, The Root, Posted: January 21st, 2010 (http://wapo.st/7ey0fY)


Today, it’s been almost 155 years since the Dred Scott decision and yet America still hasn’t nailed down personhood for all.

Here’s the timeline:

1857: Dred Scott Decision.

The Supreme Court decision that held that Black Americans could not be citizens of the United States of America.

1860: Abraham Lincoln elected President.

The election of Abraham Lincoln, arguably the first Republican President of the United States of American, changed the game. However, even after Lincoln’s victory and his now famous campaign debates and speeches that opposed the expansion of slavery in the United States, southern slave states declared secession.

1861-1865: American Civil War.

After a Civil War that produced about 1,030,000 casualties (3% of the United States population at that time), including about 620,000 soldier deaths (two-thirds of which were by disease) it was still necessary to adopt federal amendments to recognize the personhood of Black Americans.

1863: Emancipation Proclamation.

This executive order that did not make the ex-slaves, called Freedmen, citizens but (Thank God!) at least declared Black Americans a free people.

1865: Thirteenth Amendment.

While the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery, a legal strategy used to violently oppress Black Americans, it did not make “Freedmen” and “Freedwomen” citizens.

1866: Civil Rights Act.

The Civil Rights Act of 1866, was a federal law that was intended to protect the Civil Rights of Black Americans, in the wake of the American Civil War. It was enacted by Congress over the veto of Democratic President Andrew Johnson.

1868: Fourteenth Amendment.

The Fourteenth Amendment was a “Reconstruction Amendment” that provided a definition of citizenship that overruled the Supreme Court’s 1857 Dred Scott decision by using the term person three (3) times in Section 1 alone.

1875: Civil Rights Act.

This Republican backed bill guaranteed that everyone, regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude, was entitled to the same treatment in “public accommodations” (i.e. inns, public conveyances on land or water, theaters, and other places of public amusement).

1896: Homer Plessy decision.

Homer Plessy was arrested, tried and convicted of violating one of Louisiana’s racial segregation laws based on the malevolent doctrine of “Separate But Equal.” Like slavery this strategy redefined the definition of personhood of Black Americans guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.

1954: Brown v. Board of Education Decision.

This decision dismantled racial segregation in the United States, but the Supreme Court again retreated from it’s own decision by approving the far reaching Pupil Placement Laws. 6

1964: Civil Rights Act.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 emulated the rarely enforced Civil Rights Act of 1875. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public (“public accommodations”).

1973: Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton.

The Court decided that a right to privacy under the due process clause in the Fourteenth Amendment that prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons of life, liberty, or property without certain steps being taken to ensure fairness, extends to a woman’s decision to have the life of the child in her womb aborted through all nine months of pregnancy.

It’s Not About Roe v. Wade

(Part 3 of 3· “… the reasons for not carrying a pregnancy to term are endless and varied, personal, urgent and private. And for all these pressing reasons, African-American women once again will be among the first forced to risk their lives if abortion is made illegal.” — Latoya Peterson, “Blacks and Roe v. Wade, The Root, Posted: January 21st, 2010 (http://wapo.st/7ey0fY)


Overturn Roe v. WadeIn the mind of Black America, Roe v. Wade, is at best America’s way of providing a “socioeconomic safety net” for the poor or those vulnerable to poverty from falling below a certain status level or deeper into a tax-payer padded pit that’s both legal and my right to choose when I can’t see my way out of a bad situation. At worst Roe v. Wade is just the latest weapon America is using to oppress the personhood of communities of color for her own personal profit. The bottom line is Black America has no faith in America and no hope of ever participating in the American Dream. Roe v. Wade can be overturned today and Black America, Planned Parenthood’s #1 target and #1 customer, will still struggle with a perpetual pain and an incurable wound which refuses to be healed. Black America, which in addition to having the highest abortion rates in the country, also has the highest STD rates, the highest percentage of unwed mothers and the highest percentage of unemployed, is like Jeremiah (Jeremiah 15:18), asking God “wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that fail?” 7

It’s Not About Roe v. Wade

“The Negro cannot win … if he is willing to sell the future of his children for his personal and immediate comfort and safety.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. (“The Living King”, Ebony, Vol. 41, No. 3, January 1986, Page 63.)


Overturn Roe v. WadeBlack America cares more about “Equality” and “Justice” than about overturning Roe v. Wade. Because “nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care,” we care more about being included in the best-known sentence in the English language, (“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”) than we do about overturning Roe v. Wade. Because the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land, the framework for the organization of our government and the final arbiter in the relationship of the federal government with the states, citizens, and all people within the United States, we care more about installing a definition of personhood that applies to everyone regardless of the means by which they were procreated, method of reproduction, age, race, sex, gender, physical well-being, function, or condition of physical or mental dependency and/or disability or previous condition of servitude than we do about overturning Roe v. Wade. It’s not about overturning Roe v. Wade. It’s about people. It’s about helping hurting people. So shouldn’t we, as the Body of Christ, leave the results to God, give Him the glory for the great things He has done and work together to help hurting people?

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
1. Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1972). Findlaw.com. Retrieved 2007-01-26. It should be noted that Roe herself opposes Roe. In 1995, Norma L. McCorvey revealed that she became pro-life and is now a vocal opponent to abortion.
2. Sandra Cano, a 22-year-old mother of three who was nine weeks pregnant at the time the lawsuit was filed, describes herself as pro-life and claims her attorney, Margie Pitts Hames, lied to her in order to have a plaintiff. (White, Gayle. “Roe v. Wade Role Just a Page in Rocky Life Story”).
3. “The Place of Women on the Court”, The New York Times, July 12, 2009, Emily Bazelon (http://bit.ly/eRam4I).
4. “Racial Targeting and Population Control”, Mark Crutcher, President, Life Dynamics Incorporated. “The numbers make it clear that the African-American and Hispanic communities have been targeted and logic makes it clear that this did not happen coincidentally or unintentionally.” (http://bit.ly/nFyUrU).
5. “Seven Supreme Court Decision”, Conflict of Interest, Walter B. Hoye II (http://bit.ly/kjmo2J).
6. “Report on the Commission of Education”. 1959. (http://bit.ly/tMtKQ5), Heinemann, Ronald L. (1962). Harry Byrd of Virginia, p. 350. University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, Virginia.
7. Jeremiah 15:18 (KJV): “Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? Will you be altogether unto me as a deceitful brook, and as waters that fail?”

Personhood: Compliant Approaches

In Abortion, Personhood on November 21, 2011 at 12:22 am

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Personhood: Compliant Approaches

Abstinence

“When you have sex with someone, you are having sex with everyone they have had sex with for the last ten years, and everyone they and their partners have had sex with for the past ten years.” — C. Everett Koop, Former U.S. Surgeon General.


AbstinenceAbstinence [ ab·sti·nence / ‘abstɘnɘns / ] is not having sex. A person who decides to practice Abstinence has decided not to have sex. Unlike so many other approaches that focus on contraceptive use or even abortifacients (a substance that induces abortion), Abstinence Education is a comprehensive and holistic approach that promotes primary prevention and teaches vital life skills that empower teens to avoid all risk by choosing Abstinence. Such skills include: identifying healthy (and unhealthy) relationships; accurately understanding STDs and contraception; setting goals; healthy decision-making; and character building as teens navigate through the difficult adolescent years. Abstinence is the only 100% effective method to prevent pregnancy. Any other birth control method can fail. Practicing Abstinence ensures that a girl won’t become pregnant because there is no opportunity for sperm to come into contact with an oocyte. 1,2

Natural Family Planning

“The way to plan the family is natural family planning, not contraception … This (use of contraceptives) turns the attention to self and so it destroys the gift of love in him or her. In loving, the husband and wife must turn the attention to each other as happens in natural family planning, and not to self, as happens in contraception. Once that living love is destroyed by contraception, abortion follows easily … And abortion, which often follows from contraception, brings a people to be spiritually poor, and that is the worst poverty and the most difficult to overcome.” — Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997).


Natural Family PlanningNatural Family Planning (NFP) is an effective, scientifically based method of family planning that treats fertility as a normal, healthy process. NFP is NOT Calendar Rhythm. NFP is based upon the empirical observations of changes in the woman’s body that reliably reflect her fertility or infertility. Couples using NFP interpret this information and then either have sexual intercourse during the fertile time or abstain during the fertile time, depending upon their intention. The Northwest Family Services teaches the Sympto Thermal Method which is based on changes in a woman’s cervical mucus, waking or resting temperature, and cervix. These observable signs change in response to the hormones of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Only seconds a day are required for a woman to track her fertility. Couples then interpret the chart and make a decision based on their intention. 3

Natural Procreative Technology

“I felt like it wasn’t meant to be. It was like my body failed me, and that I couldn’t do what I was meant to do. I felt an emptiness inside myself and my heart that could never be filled,” said Stephanie Epolite in a television interview. After two failed ICSI/IVF cycles, NaProTechnology helped her to achieve a pregnancy and give birth to her daughter. — The NaProTechnology Revolution:
Unleashing the Power in a Woman’s Cycle
.


Natural Procreative TechnologyNatural Procreative Technology (NPT) is a Fertility-Care based medical approach rather than a Fertility-Control approach to family planning and gynecological health. NaProTECHNOLOGY uses the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System (CrMS) biomarkers to monitor easily and objectively the occurrence of various hormonal events during the menstrual cycle. NaProtracking provides valid information that can be interpreted by a woman and by physicians who are specifically trained in this system. Unlike common suppressive or destructive approaches, NaProTECHNOLOGY works cooperatively with the procreative and gynecologic systems. When these systems function abnormally, NaProTECHNOLOGY identifies the problems and cooperates with the menstrual and fertility cycles that correct the condition, maintain the human ecology, and sustain the procreative potential. With conventional medicine, women are treated with hormones and with artificial technology never finding out what disease is causing the problem. NaProTECHNOLOGY has done wonders for both men and women who have been scarred by previous promiscuity and now truly want their own children. So (NPT) is not just a preventive method, but one that also repairs and heals our reproductive health. The benefits of this technology appears to be endless. For those considering In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) NaProTECHNOLOGY is a remarkably successful approach and a truly ethical IVF alternative. 4

Bible Based Sex Education

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” (Genesis 2:24,25 — King James Version) “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.” (1st Corinthians 6:18 — King James Version)


Bible Based Sex EducationIn the King James Version (KJV) I found the word “adultery” thirty-three (33) times and the word “fornication” thirty-five (35) times in the Bible. Most of these references teach that adultery and/or fornication (sex outside of Holy matrimony) is forbidden. From the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:14: “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”) to the Churches in Galatia (Galatians 5:19: “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness.”) the Bible is clear and consistent. However, it appears today that few realize the Bible has a lot to say about sex in the “CAN DO sense. Outside of sexual perversion,5 within marriage, no sexual activity is forbidden in the Bible. Furthermore, in his letters to the Church at Corinth, the Apostle Paul teaches that equal sexual pleasure is the right of both the husband and wife. The Bible teaches that God created sexual pleasure to guarantee the continuation of the human race. There is no reason why we can’t enjoy the sexual pleasure God created for us, as long as it’s within the bonds and bounds of Holy matrimony. If you are married, feel free to throughly enjoy sex with your spouse. However, if you are not married, then practice celibacy (1st Thessalonians 4:3-11) and flee sexual immorality (2nd Timothy 2:22). Just as “all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,” (1st Timothy 3:16) so is Bible Based Sex Education.

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
Dr. La Verne Tolbert1. Abstinence Advocate: La Verne Tolbert, Ph.D. is Founder and President of Teaching Like Jesus Ministries, Inc., a non-profit para-church ministry that equips leaders in the local church. She is also a member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition and Director of The Society for Children’s Spirituality: Christian Perspectives, a triennial gathering of scholars and practitioners exploring research in the challenging field of children’s “Christian Formation.” After completing her doctoral dissertation, Dr. Tolbert wrote Keeping You & Your Kids Sexually Pure: A How-To Guide for Parents, Pastors, Youth Workers and Teachers which was originally published by Zondervan. This book, geared to parents and church leaders, stresses the urgency of teaching abstinence. Dr. Tolbert has over 30 years experience in the field of abstinence education and teen pregnancy prevention. Her interests began in 1975 when she was invited to become a board member of Planned Parenthood in New York City where she volunteered until 1980 when she relocated to Los Angeles. The education she received about abortion/population control during her five-year tenure developed her into an avid pro-life advocate.(http://bit.ly/cKsiTl)
Dr. Freda Bush2. Abstinence Advocate: Freda McKissic Bush, M.D., FACOG has been deeply involved in women’s health issues for more than four decades. In 1968, she was a clinical instructor in Maternity Nursing at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. Following graduation from Columbia University in New York as a certified nurse midwife in 1970, she worked at Harlem Hospital. In 1974, Dr. Bush became the director of Nurse Midwifery Programs at the University of Mississippi. In 1983, she received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical School, and in 1987 she completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Memphis. She is senior partner with East Lakeland OB-GYN Associates in Jackson, Mississippi, and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of OB-GYN and Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. (http://bit.ly/vR2rfV)
Julie Grimstad3. Natural Family Planning Advocate: Julie Grimstad is the Executive Director of Life is Worth Living, Inc., a member of Pro-Life Wisconsin’s speakers bureau and serves on the Human Life Alliance board of advisors. Julie’s earlier experiences include being a Natural Family Planning Instructor for the Diocese of Lincoln, NE. (http://bit.ly/sWeMcP, http://bit.ly/9qvrvf)
Thomas W. Hilgers, MD4. Natural Procreative Technology Advocate: The Pope Paul VI Institute, founded in 1985 by Thomas W. Hilgers, MD, is internationally recognized for its outstanding achievements in the field of natural fertility regulation and reproductive medicine — 30 years of scientific research and educational program development; allied health professional education programs for couples and professionals; professional, caring, and morally acceptable patient services. (http://bit.ly/Dfdvh, http://bit.ly/tJtO7i)
5. Types Of Sexual Perversion: Adultery and Fornication, Deuteronomy 22:22-29 and Ephesians 5:3; Prostitution, Deuteronomy 23:17; Incest, Leviticus 18:6-18; Homosexuality, Romans 1:26,27; Mankind with beasts, Deuteronomy 27:21. Judgment Upon Sexual Perversion: Defilement, Leviticus 18:22-28 and 1st Corinthians 6:18; Destruction 1st Corinthians 5:1-5; Death, Leviticus 20:13-16.

Personhood: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In Abortion, Personhood on November 14, 2011 at 1:24 am

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Personhood: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

IVF CellsIn Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a process where oocyte cells are fertilized by sperm cells outside the body: In Vitro. The process involves hormonally controlling the ovulatory process, removing oocytes from the woman’s ovaries and letting male sperm fertilize them in a fluid medium. The blastocyst, (three (3) to five (5) day old embryo), is then transferred to the uterus with the intent to establish a successful pregnancy. 1 The first successful birth of a “Test Tube Baby“, Louise Joy Brown, occurred Tuesday, July 25th, 1978, five (5) years, six (6) months, three (3) days after Roe v. Wade on Monday, January 22nd, 1973. Robert G. Edwards, the physiologist who developed the treatment, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2010.

Let’s be clear: Personhood Will NOT Ban or Outlaw In Vitro Fertilization

Personhood: Embryonic Human Beings

Many have expressed fear about how Personhood will impact In Vitro Fertilization because the process often creates more embryonic human beings than are implanted in the mother’s womb and the excess are usually discarded.

Let’s be clear: Personhood Will NOT Ban or Outlaw In Vitro Fertilization

In fact many “left-over” embryos are “donated” for use in purely destructive research; even “abnormal disabled embryos” are “donated” for “studying diseases“.

Diagnostic SpecimensIn a Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 press release, the American College of Embryology (ACE) ardently opposed DH-08-001 (regulation pending in California) that proposes to define human embryos as diagnostic specimens2 ACE testified that “within diagnostic laboratories working with human specimens, there are clear pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phases. At the end of the process the specimen is discarded as biological waste or stored, but in either case, the specimen is rendered non-viable. Diagnostic laboratory quality is measured in accuracy, sensitivity and specificity etc, according to the federal standards set by CLIA 88. On the other hand, human embryos do not become specimens at any stage of the process in the embryology laboratory. On the contrary, embryos are created with the intent to be transferred into the uterus to achieve pregnancy and all efforts are made to keep them viable. Embryology laboratory quality is measured in the percentage of embryos becoming live-born children.” 3

Let’s be clear: Personhood Will NOT Ban or Outlaw In Vitro Fertilization

Personhood will require ethical standards to forbid the intentional mass production, genetic selection and harvesting of embryos for research. Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network (CBC) has this to say: “Let’s hope the California bureaucrats pay heed to the embryologists. Whatever rules we create for nascent humans, should recognize that they are distinct human organisms. They are not blood cells or pieces of tumor tissue.” 4

Personhood: IVF Mothers Know The Truth

“The morality of the 21st century will depend on how we respond to this simple but profound question: Does every human life have equal moral value simply and merely because it is human?” — Wesley J. Smith, J.D. 5


In Vitro FertilisationIVF Mothers know the yearning in their hearts to fill the void that can only be filled by a child. They go through tests, spend thousands of dollars to have the oocyte and sperm unite so one unique individual will begin to grow to the stage it can be instilled in her womb where it will implant, continue growth and be born. The entire expectation of each infertile woman is that the single-cell human embryo, who was sexually or asexually reproduced In Vitro, allowed to grow bigger, and then implanted in her womb, will one day be held in her arms and in her heart. IVF Mothers believe that the tiny embryos who are implanted in their wombs are human beings, human Persons, right from the beginning of their development. IVF Mothers, perhaps better than any of us, understand that the only product of a human male and a human female is a human being. A human being that deserves to be protected by love and by law.

Let’s be clear: Personhood Will NOT Ban or Outlaw In Vitro Fertilization

On Starbuck’s take-away coffee cups as part of its “The Way I See It” campaign in 2006 was a profound question posed by Wesley J. Smith. 6

Here it is:

“Does every human life have equal moral value simply and merely because it is human?

Answer Yes, and we have a chance of achieving universal human rights.

Answer No, and it means that we are merely another animal in the forest.”

Personhood answers: “Yes“.

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
1. According to Dr. Dianne N. Irving, M.A., Ph.D.; former career-appointed bench research biologist/biochemist, NCI, NIH; philosopher and medical ethicist (http://bit.ly/tLE8zB), the embryo must be in the correct stage of development in order to implant in the woman’s uterus. If he or she is too young or too old implantation will not happen and the embryo simply dies. This is the basis for some of the mechanisms of action used in most contraceptives.
2. Houston, Texas — September 7, 2010 — American College of Embryology (ACE) opposes ruling DH-08-001 pending in California, which aims to regulate human embryos as diagnostic specimens (http://bit.ly/f2RYVT).
3. Ibid.
4. Wesley J. Smith, “American College of Embryology Opposes Defining Embryos as Mere ‘Diagnostic Specimens’ in California” (http://bit.ly/svLs43).
5. Wesley J. Smith, Featured on Starbuck’s take-away coffee cups as part of its “The Way I See It” 2006 Campaign (http://bit.ly/b83dKq)
6. Ibid.

Personhood: Birth Control

In Abortion, Personhood on November 7, 2011 at 12:13 am

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Personhood: Birth Control

Dads Birth Control Message!Genuine Birth Control is Contraception, as long as no embryo is killed. The goal of Genuine Contraception is Prevention. The entire focus of Prevention is keeping the female oocyte (i.e., “ovum” or “egg”) from joining with the sperm cells from the male, which by God’s design, results in a single cell embryo or the biological beginning of sexually reproduced human life. Preventing the fertilization of the ovum by sperm cells can include the use of various devices, drugs, medications, agents, sexual practices such as abstinence, or surgical procedures. Therefore Genuine Contraception helps women plan if and when they want to have a baby. So let’s be very clear. Will Personhood Outlaw Genuine Birth Control? Empathically NO because no child would be killed!

So why does Planned Parenthood push “Birth Control“?

Because they know that many forms of what they call “Birth Control” are really Abortifacient. According to Margaret Sanger, the Mother of the Birth Control movement, the Founder and past President of Planned Parenthood: 1

"Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives." — Margaret Sanger, "Woman and the New Race" with a preference by Havelock Ellis, New York: Brentano’s, 1920.

Two years later Sanger made it absolutely clear and put all fears to rest:

"Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race." — Margaret Sanger, Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York: New York Publishing Company, 1922. Page 12.

Personhood: Abortifacients

Sperm Joining The Oocyte!Let me be clear. Abortion is Not Genuine Birth Control! Drugs that work after the sperm and the oocyte have joined which is the biological beginning of sexually reproduced human life perform Abortions, Not Genuine Birth Control. Again, Margaret Sanger, the Mother of the Birth Control movement, the Founder and past President of Planned Parenthood clears the air and settles the distinction between Birth Control and Abortion by putting it this way:

"Any attempt to interfere with the development of the fertilized ovum is called an abortion." — Margaret Sanger, Family Limitation, Revised Sixth Edition, 1917.

However, today “medical” or “chemical” abortions are non-surgical abortions which RU-486use Abortifacients (i.e., pharmaceutical drugs) to induce abortion. Specifically, an Abortifacient is a drug that kills a newly formed human being, whether by directly killing the baby or by preventing implantation, and so cause an abortion, either intentionally or unintentionally. Drugs such as the RU486 or Ella One are examples of Abortifacients. Medical abortion became an alternative method of abortion with the availability of ellaOneprostaglandin analogs in the early 1970’s and the anti-progestogen mifepristone in the 1980’s. RU486 is the old name for Mifepristone 2 and even the clinical researchers behind ellaOne use the word “embryotoxic” to describe the pills ability to terminate the life of an embryo (i.e., human life). 3

Again, let me be clear. Abortion is Not Genuine Birth Control!

Moreover, Personhood Will NOT Ban or Outlaw Genuine Birth Control!

Personhood: Abstinence

“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)


Abstinence!Abstinence (ab•sti•nence, ãb’stə-nəns) is the only Genuine Birth Control method that is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Many define abstinence as an exceedingly well thought-out choice regarding one’s mind, body and sexual health. Abstinence within Holy Matrimony includes the practice of voluntarily refraining from some aspects of sexual activity during certain times of the month. BEFORE Holy Matrimony Abstinence is what I call God’s Genuine Birth Control plan for our precious youth. All too often today we act as if sexual intercourse and conception are not connected, but they are. Abstinence demonstrates a love for life at every stage of our development by acknowledging that one obvious consequence of sexual intercourse is the possible conception of a new innocent living human being.

"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you." — Jeremiah 5:1, God’s Word ®

Personhood: The Facts Are In Now!

Personhood Now Banner!Since the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, America has struggled to get Personhood right. In our country’s past, Personhood did not include Black, Japanese, Native American’s, Women and since 1973, the child in the womb. 4 Today Personhood get’s it right. Personhood brings science, history, tradition and common sense together in a way that allows all human life to meet the definition of a “Person” under the Fourteenth Amendment. 5 Personhood is biblical and thus entirely righteous. Personhood lays the foundation for a culture of life by recognizing everyone, every human being, from the beginning of our biological development as human organisms — 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 as a Person6 From the child in the womb, to the senior citizen facing end of life decisions, to the disabled war veteran, everybody is a Person. The truth is, Personhood for all should have been settled a long time ago. I wonder what’s holding us up? The facts are in. The ultrasounds are clear. I believe every Person should be protected by love and by law. Don’t you?

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
1. Planned Parenthood, “History & Successes”, Margaret Sanger (http://bit.ly/IGm3i).
2. RU486facts.org is designed to answer the most common questions about RU-486 (http://bit.ly/bOBzQi).
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6. Language for the 2012 California Human Rights Amendment ballot initiative (http://bit.ly/ubu5hT).