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Heartbeat Radio Feature: Week of July 6, 2020


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Media figures frequently try to slap the label of “hypocrite” on the Conservative party and the pro-life movement. That’s because, they say, while pro-lifers challenge abortion, they aren’t really pro-life because of their position on any issue they deem fitting – and Right now, “coronavirus” is the issue.

Many in the media are accusing President Trump and Conservative leadership of pushing states to reopen at the risk of losing lives to the pandemic. In their response, columnists from the New York Times to the Washington Post recently declared that Conservatives are no longer “pro-life” – and went so far as to say that they belonged to the “party of death.” Other outlets and figures on Twitter expanded on that, calling the entire pro-life movement “pro-death.” With their arguments, the media revealed something else, too: a double-standard on life.

“You’re not really pro-life” is a tired argument wielded against the pro-life movement. Last summer, media retracted comments accusing pro-lifers of remaining silent about the plight of migrant children after pro-life leaders delivered supplies to the border. In May 2019, a writer dared pro-lifers to say that they “personally” helped mothers in need. Responses flooded in from Americans who house single moms, adopt children, counsel women, and support pregnancy centers.

The pro-life movement calls itself pro-life because it acknowledges the inherent dignity and worth of the human person, from the moment of conception. Abortion is the greatest violation of this dignity – of human life today – as it intentionally destroys millions of innocent lives each year. Because of this, the pro-life movement is especially inspired to give voice to the unborn.

The media are right: to be consistent, Conservatives and pro-lifers who challenge abortion should take every precaution to ensure human lives aren’t needlessly risked or treated as disposable during the pandemic.

Likewise, to be consistent, the media should hold Liberals and pro-choicers to the same standards that they do Conservatives and pro-lifers – or drop their current argument.

Imagine the roles reversed: Headlines might accuse Liberals of not being really “pro-choice” because they don’t support choices on any issue from guns to school choice. And if the media believed their argument that “pro-life” should encompass all life, they might pen a piece on how Liberals weren’t really “pro-life” because of the party’s unwavering support of abortion.

This is the media’s double-standard: that while they insist that the born are equal to the unborn to mock the pro-life movement, they will never admit that the unborn are equal to the born.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the Christian News Journal: Do the Work


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By Jimmy Page for the Christian News Journal

I can still hear the words of my Dad echo in my ears: “The greatest achievements in life are never easy. And they’re never accomplished alone.” And while I’ve experienced this principle over and over in all aspects of life—from school to sports to work—I often want success to be easier. Sometimes I just wish I could get the results without the sacrifice and suffering along the way.

Vince Lombardi is famous for saying, “The harder you work the harder it is to surrender.” And personally, in many ways, I’ve found that to be true, partly because we’re willing to work hardest for the things that matter most. That makes giving up, giving in or quitting out of the question, at least not without a fight.

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Heartbeat Radio Feature: Week of June 29, 2020


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Planned Parenthood launched a new campaign Tuesday to fight “systemic racism” by promoting birth control for black Americans.

The billion-dollar abortion group portrays itself as a leader in the fight against racism and an essential resource for black women, but its actions run contrary to these supposed goals.

Breitbart reports the new campaign asks businesses to provide free birth control to their employees through their health insurance plans. Planned Parenthood blames “systemic racism” for making it difficult for the black community to attain “reproductive freedom.”

“The ability to decide if and when to have children is critical not just to gender equity in the workplace, but to racial equity,” the abortion chain stated in a press release. “We know that birth control helps women plan and advance their careers — for Black women who face greater institutional barriers to promotion, lack of access to birth control should not be another hurdle.”

It plans to run “Wall Street Journal advertisement and posts” on the social media sites of businesses that are participating in the campaign to “ensure the message reaches tens of millions of people.”

Planned Parenthood claimed the campaign will help black people achieve “equity” – “especially as the country faces a reckoning regarding the mistreatment of Black people for centuries.” It claimed its work is “crucial to black women’s economic success.”

“Affordable birth control is crucial to Black women’s economic success — more than two thirds of Black women believe the ability to plan if and when to have children is important to their ability to pursue their career goals,” the abortion chain said.

But many believe Planned Parenthood is not helping black families but targeting them, and this racist attitude goes back to its founder, Margaret Sanger.

(I started over) A well-known eugenicist, Sanger wrote and spoke frequently about how she believed certain groups of human beings were less valuable than others. She described them as “human weeds,” “reckless breeders” and “spawning … human beings who never should have been born” in her book “Pivot of Civilization.”

She also wrote about getting rid of people with diseases and disabilities through sterilization and segregation, describing these “morons” as “a dead weight of human waste.”

Then, in a 1939 letter to a friend, she wrote, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”

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“The main objects of the Population Congress would be to apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring[;] to give certain dysgenic groups in our population their choice of segregation or sterilization,” Sanger wrote.

Sanger founded Planned Parenthood 100 years ago, and since abortion became legal nation-wide in 1973, an estimated 20 million unborn black babies have been aborted in America.

Though abortions hurt families of every race and culture, statistics indicate that abortions disproportionately hurt the African American community. Census data indicates that African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, but they have nearly 40 percent of all abortions. And New York City health statistics indicate that more African American babies are aborted in the city than are born each year.

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion chain in America, so it is responsible for many unborn babies’ deaths. It aborts about 345,000 unborn babies each year while reporting billion-dollar revenues.

Many believe it targets minorities for abortions by placing its facilities in minority neighborhoods. Research by Protecting Black Life found that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of minority neighborhoods.

More recently, Planned Parenthood’s own employees also accused the abortion chain of systemic racism. Last week, about 300 current and former employees signed an open letter accusing one of its CEOs of “systemic racism,” “abusive behavior and financial malfeasance.”

The abortion chain is rooted in discrimination against human beings. If it truly wants to help end racism, Planned Parenthood could begin by stopping its own deadly discrimination practices against babies in the womb and start devoting some of its billion-dollar revenues to actually helping black families thrive.

Heartbeat Radio Feature: Week of June 22, 2020


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A Tennessee bill to protect unborn babies from abortion in almost all circumstances is on its way to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk.

In a surprising move, state Senators passed the pro-life legislation by an overwhelming majority in a 23-5 vote early Friday morning, The Nashville Tennessean reports.

The state House approved the bill earlier this week, but, because the legislative session is nearly over, many thought the Senate would not vote on the bill.

Though the legislation is being described as a heartbeat bill, it includes many different measures to protect unborn babies. Pro-life lawmakers said they wrote the bill to withstand a legal challenge – and the American Civil Liberties Union already has announced plans to sue, according to the report.

According to WTVF News 5, state Rep. William Lamberth, R-Portland, expressed hope that the legislation will be upheld in court and save lives.

“Every time we have passed a measure that was in favor of a life in the womb, it has been challenged in the courts…” Lamberth said. “This bill is in such solid legal footing. We feel good about the fact that it could save millions of lives. And those lives are their most vulnerable because they are still in their mother’s womb.”

The heartbeat portion of the bill would prohibit abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy. Some news outlets reported the bill may ban abortions even sooner, noting a provision to prohibit abortions as soon as the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin can be detected (about 11 days of pregnancy).

The bill includes other levels of restriction going up from eight weeks to 24 weeks of pregnancy, which would go into effect if a court would strike down the earlier limits, the report states.

The bill also would ban discriminatory abortions based on the unborn baby’s sex, race or a Down syndrome diagnosis. It allows exceptions if the mother’s life is at risk.

Abortionists who violate these bans could face felony charges.

The pro-life legislation includes informed consent measures as well. It would require abortion facilities to inform women of the abortion pill reversal procedure and the size and gestational age of their unborn baby. It also would require abortion facilities to allow the mother to hear her unborn baby’s heartbeat and see the baby on an ultrasound.

Lee, a pro-life Republican, announced earlier this year that the bill is one of his top priorities. He is expected to sign it soon.

“Every human life is precious, and we have a responsibility to protect it,” Lee said.

However, the success of the legislation against a legal challenge is uncertain.

Some pro-lifers have renewed hope that the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court will uphold an abortion ban and overturn Roe v. Wade. Others, however, are hesitant because of concerns about losing the court battle and being forced to reimburse pro-abortion groups for their legal fees.

The high court is expected to hand down a decision on a Louisiana pro-life law early next week, and it will provide a clearer sign about the justices’ positions on abortion. Chief Justice John Roberts, who was nominated by a Republican president, has sided with the liberal justices on a number of occasions.

North Dakota and Arkansas passed heartbeat bills several years ago, but federal courts struck down both laws. In 2019, judges also blocked a number of other heartbeat bills in Iowa, Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri and other states.

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals said the following about its ruling on the six-week abortion ban: “Because there is no genuine dispute that (North Dakota’s law) generally prohibits abortions before viability — as the Supreme Court has defined that concept — and because we are bound by Supreme Court precedent holding that states may not prohibit pre-viability abortions, we must affirm the district court’s grant of summary judgment to the plaintiffs.”

The Supreme Court took away the states’ ability to protect unborn babies from abortion under Roe v. Wade, and instead allowed abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy. Roe made the United States one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks.

Heartbeat Radio Feature: Week of June 8, 2020


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The Planned Parenthood billion-dollar abortion chain is facing criticism for taking more than $80 million in coronavirus aid meant for struggling small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

This week, in a letter to the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration (SBA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and 40 other pro-abortion Democrat lawmakers slammed the Trump administration for demanding that Planned Parenthood return the funds, ABC News reports.

Schumer claimed the SBA is advancing an “ideologically-driven agenda” to “score political points for this administration by attacking nonprofit health care providers,” according to Politico.

“[T]he administration’s longstanding campaign against reproductive health generally, and Planned Parenthood specifically, strongly suggests that Planned Parenthood is being arbitrarily singled out amongst over 4.3 million loans that have been issued under this program,” the letter continued.

Heartbeat reported a few weeks ago that Planned Parenthood was not eligible for the funds and would never receive them, but it got them anyway somehow, and pro-life Republican lawmakers have demanded an investigation. According to ABC News, the Small Business Administration told at least three Planned Parenthood affiliates to return the funds.

In another letter last week, Republican U.S. senators said Planned Parenthood was not eligible for the funds and the abortion chain knew it.

“These Planned Parenthood entities self-certified eligibility for these loans despite the clear ineligibility under the statutory text …” the pro-life Republicans wrote. “It was also well-publicized at the time that the CARES Act did not allow Planned Parenthood affiliates to utilize these loans.”

According to the Christian Post, businesses and non-profits with more than 500 employees are not eligible for the PPP funds, and Planned Parenthood employs more than that. However, it exploited the funding package by applying through local affiliates that employ fewer than 500 people.

The Trump administration also is demanding Planned Parenthood return the funds, and it may file criminal charges against employees of the abortion giant if they lied on the applications for funding.

Meanwhile, some Planned Parenthood facilities advertised being open for “abortion services only” during the pandemic.

Planned Parenthood did nearly 346,000 abortions last year while reaping in $1.6 billion in revenue. It has been accused of discriminating against its pregnant employeesdefrauding Medicaid and selling aborted baby body parts.

 

Heartbeat Radio Feature: Week of June 1, 2020


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The Planned Parenthood billion-dollar abortion chain is facing criticism for taking more than $80 million in coronavirus aid meant for struggling small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

This week, in a letter to the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration (SBA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and 40 other pro-abortion Democrat lawmakers slammed the Trump administration for demanding that Planned Parenthood return the funds, ABC News reports.

Schumer claimed the SBA is advancing an “ideologically-driven agenda” to “score political points for this administration by attacking nonprofit health care providers,” according to Politico.

“[T]he administration’s longstanding campaign against reproductive health generally, and Planned Parenthood specifically, strongly suggests that Planned Parenthood is being arbitrarily singled out amongst over 4.3 million loans that have been issued under this program,” the letter continued.

Heartbeat reported a few weeks ago that Planned Parenthood was not eligible for the funds and would never receive them, but it got them anyway somehow, and pro-life Republican lawmakers have demanded an investigation. According to ABC News, the Small Business Administration told at least three Planned Parenthood affiliates to return the funds.

In another letter last week, Republican U.S. senators said Planned Parenthood was not eligible for the funds and the abortion chain knew it.

“These Planned Parenthood entities self-certified eligibility for these loans despite the clear ineligibility under the statutory text …” the pro-life Republicans wrote. “It was also well-publicized at the time that the CARES Act did not allow Planned Parenthood affiliates to utilize these loans.”

According to the Christian Post, businesses and non-profits with more than 500 employees are not eligible for the PPP funds, and Planned Parenthood employs more than that. However, it exploited the funding package by applying through local affiliates that employ fewer than 500 people.

The Trump administration also is demanding Planned Parenthood return the funds, and it may file criminal charges against employees of the abortion giant if they lied on the applications for funding.

Meanwhile, some Planned Parenthood facilities advertised being open for “abortion services only” during the pandemic.

Planned Parenthood did nearly 346,000 abortions last year while reaping in $1.6 billion in revenue. It has been accused of discriminating against its pregnant employeesdefrauding Medicaid and selling aborted baby body parts.

 

Heartbeat Radio Feature: Week of May 25, 2020


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Media figures frequently try to slap the label of “hypocrite” on the Conservative party and the pro-life movement. That’s because, they say, while pro-lifers challenge abortion, they aren’t really pro-life because of their position on any issue they deem fitting – and Right now, “coronavirus” is the issue.

Many in the media are accusing President Trump and Conservative leadership of pushing states to reopen at the risk of losing lives to the pandemic. In their response, columnists from the New York Times to the Washington Post recently declared that Conservatives are no longer “pro-life” – and went so far as to say that they belonged to the “party of death.” Other outlets and figures on Twitter expanded on that, calling the entire pro-life movement “pro-death.” With their arguments, the media revealed something else, too: a double-standard on life.

“You’re not really pro-life” is a tired argument wielded against the pro-life movement. Last summer, media retracted comments accusing pro-lifers of remaining silent about the plight of migrant children after pro-life leaders delivered supplies to the border. In May 2019, a writer dared pro-lifers to say that they “personally” helped mothers in need. Responses flooded in from Americans who house single moms, adopt children, counsel women, and support pregnancy centers.

The pro-life movement calls itself pro-life because it acknowledges the inherent dignity and worth of the human person, from the moment of conception. Abortion is the greatest violation of this dignity – of human life today – as it intentionally destroys millions of innocent lives each year. Because of this, the pro-life movement is especially inspired to give voice to the unborn.

The media are right: to be consistent, Conservatives and pro-lifers who challenge abortion should take every precaution to ensure human lives aren’t needlessly risked or treated as disposable during the pandemic.

Likewise, to be consistent, the media should hold Liberals and pro-choicers to the same standards that they do Conservatives and pro-lifers – or drop their current argument.

Imagine the roles reversed: Headlines might accuse Liberals of not being really “pro-choice” because they don’t support choices on any issue from guns to school choice. And if the media believed their argument that “pro-life” should encompass all life, they might pen a piece on how Liberals weren’t really “pro-life” because of the party’s unwavering support of abortion.

This is the media’s double-standard: that while they insist that the born are equal to the unborn to mock the pro-life movement, they will never admit that the unborn are equal to the born.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes for The Christian Post: Will we have the ‘strength for 2’?


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By Jimmy Page for The Christian Post

In Greek mythology, a hero is believed to have “strength for two.” In other words, to be heroic, you not only had to thrive on your own, but you also had to help someone else thrive, too. When we envision superheroes today, we’re often drawn to both their physical strength as well as their moral strength to come to the aid of those in need.

Over the past several years, Spartan Racing has become part of my DNA. I love the electric atmosphere before each race, but what’s inspired me most is when I see those who are strong helping those who are struggling. Shouting words of encouragement is common in many non-Spartan races, but I’ve seen racers literally carrying other competitors, bearing their burdens, pitching in and paying someone’s “burpee penalty,” sometimes even hoisting them over a 10-foot wall.

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Timothy Plan for The Christian Post: Finding financial comfort in the midst of a pandemic


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By Art Ally for The Christian Post

Q: From a macro perspective, how is the current situation different from 2008, or other significant market downturns?

A: Although the current, sharp market decline has been very similar to that in 2008, the difference couldn’t be more glaring. In 2008, our economy was standing on quicksand. Today’s economy is the strongest I’ve seen in my 40-plus years in this industry. A very dangerous and contagious virus brought this nation — and the world for that matter —to a screeching halt. Although this is temporary, it’ll take some time to get our economic engine fully humming again. I don’t believe there will be any form of instant gratification — but recover we will because all the economic pieces are still in place for a full recovery.

Q: What do you envision is most likely to occur as we progress over the next three to six months?

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