Monthly Archives: February 2014

On Poverty

It is a Real Poverty…..

My Brothers Keeper

It is the feast of the Holy Innocents.

Remembering the children who were ruthlessly killed in Herod’s effort to continue living as he had been.

Threatened by the presence of a little Child.

An unwanted child (by Herod anyway) who brought THE inconvenient Truth to a world seeped in sin. The Truth of forgiveness, redemption, and true Peace on earth.

A Truth that  Herod knew would not allow him to continue living as he had been.

Herod’s final solution was effected with swords: cutting, dismembering and otherwise killing innocent children.

As I begin this post it is less hand an hour before I will again be on the sidewalk of the only remaining freestanding abortion mill in Missouri: Planned Barrenhood.

I will finish this post after that experience. But I go into it knowing that I will be there among today’s holy innocents whose lives also hang in the balance.

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A False Peace 2012

There’s a price to pay to end injustices the magnitude of what abortionists do to human beings. Are we willing to pay the price?

My Brothers Keeper

I did a little research on the origin of the national holiday we call Thanksgiving. Of course we’re all familiar with the story of the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and the Indians. Shame on me but I long ago forgot that this celebration only became a national holiday when Abraham Lincoln proclaimed it as such during the Civil War.

Interestingly enough, he took time out from preparing the Gettysburg Address to issue that Proclamation.

The country was awash in the blood of countless Americans from that terrible conflict. My own Missouri was said to be a “neutral” state then. Odd to think one could be “neutral” about such a clear-cut issue as the horror of slavery. And yet we were. I guess you could say we “were personally opposed, but….”

At first blush it may seem trivial to compare our bloodiest conflict (over 600,000 Americans were killed) to our…

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The Abortion Censors

Ireland is fighting to hold back the juggernaut of abortionists preying upon its children. As always the abortionists seek to censor those who would stand in their way. Stand strong pro-life Ireland.

My Brothers Keeper

At the abortion mill we offer moms and dads (and grandparents for that matter) information on help that’s available as well as facts on abortion.

The “Deathscorts” routinely take that literature away from the parents who accept it from us. All this  while wearing bibs that celebrates “choice”.

Really?

Now how can a mom truly make an informed choice if she doesn’t have all the information?

In fact if the “pro-choice” advocates really support “choice” shouldn’t they be the ones handing out information on all the resources available to moms?

For that matter if they really wanted to make sure moms are able to make an “informed choice” why aren’t they the ones showing the graphic pictures of what an abortionist does to an unborn child?

After all that’s the “choice” called abortion. It’s done to the child.

It is the child the abortionist dismembers, poisons and/or otherwise kills.

The abortionist doesn’t do an ultrasound…

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Doing The Work of the Secret Service

Few have read this tribute to Gianna Jessen, survivor of an abortionist’s attempt to kill her. Gianna is the “Silent Scream” who is silent no longer.

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A couple of recent experiences on the front lines of the abortion battle brought to mind Robert Fulghum’s book of short stories  “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” with the minor modification:  “All I Really Need to Know, I Learned From My 6th Grade PSR Class …. and Chris”.

My 6th Grade PSR Class viewed abortion survivor Gianna Jessen’s youtube video.

Then they answered the question “what do you think the Gianna’s of today would want you to do in response to abortion?”

Interestingly enough they did not recommend the response largely taken by my generation when abortion was “legalized” in 1973: education, lobbying, letter writing. No. Almost instinctively they took the perspective of the child: “We need to be there and stop it!”

You see, my class takes abortion personally.   They “get” the reality that like Gianna they are all survivors of this evil. Made…

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Have We Had Enough?

Have you had enough of the violence of abortionists? If so, read and forward. If not, take a good look at what an abortionist does to a human being.

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Friday night, as I was preparing for the next day at the only remaining freestanding abortion mill in Missouri,  my Facebook page included a post by a fellow pro-lifer who used the term “pro-choice” in identifying those who support what an abortionist does to a human being .

Disheartening to say the least.

When one of our own uses the rhetoric that sustains the apartheid of abortionists.

Rhetoric that has brought us 41 years of the abortion holocaust.

It’s part of the manipulation of language that is necessary for such an atrocity to occur.

And using the language of the oppressors dishonors the oppressed.

Perpetuates the injustice.

The language of the Klan.

The Brownshirts.

The Gulag.

How are we ever going to end the nightmare of the abortion holocaust if those of us who know better, who ostensibly oppose this bloodbath, use the language of the perpetrators?

We’ve all seen…

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Paying the Price for “Choice”

A debate is coming at Purdue questioning whether what abortionists do to human beings is a “Human Rights Injustice.” The professor who pro-proposes to support this barbaric act actually proves my point from this old blog by using the canard of “choice” as his defense. Please read and most importantly pass this on. We need to end this madness ! https://jptryan.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/paying-the-price-for-choice/

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On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, the 41st anniversary of the infamous Roe and Doe decisions, I stood on the doorstep of President Obama’s neighborhood abortion mill (Downtown DC Planned Barrenhood) and reflected on the shallowness of the pro-aborts rhetoric.

And the sheepishness of those of us who would claim to oppose what abortionists do to unborn children.

41 years later the abortionists still have the same old tired shallow rhetoric.

“Pro-Choice.”

Really?

That’s it.

I kid you not.

College professors who pride themselves on their intellectual depth: same tired rhetoric.

U.S. Senators? You got it.

How about the leader of the free world? Same, same.

And with that, abortionists and their apologists have been given a free pass to kill almost 57 MILLION human beings.

So I asked the Deathscorts there, whose rhetoric is so old even the words “pro-choice” on their vests is faded, “What choice does your abortionist…

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Language that Betrays

Recently there have been several articles in pro-life publications about abortionists’  Guttmacher’s latest statistical breakdown of the abortion holocaust, indicating a decline in the national abortion rate.

One such publication began its editorial about report with the stunning statement: “It was news that made pro-lifers rejoice.”

Of course we all rejoice when any human being is rescued from the deadly intent of an abortoinist.

But rejoice at the national abortion rate? Which continues, according to that same report, to result in the brutal deaths of 21% of human beings conceived today?  Amid a continuing bloodbath that has taken the lives of  57 million innocent human beings and counting?Hardly.

And add to that the untold numbers of human beings killed by the abortifacient “backup” mechanism of contraception:  whose plight the abortionists who wrote this report did not even acknowledge, and clearly we remain in the midst of a holocaust of unequaled  proportions.

How is it possible some are said to rejoice?

I think the answer lies deeper, in the language of the editorial. Abortionists are referred to as “providers”.  Attacking a human being in the womb with RU 486, Plan B, Ella, and/or the IUD is described as “providing (a) service.”  The editorial states that abortions are “perform(ed).” And describes what an abortionists does to a human being as “a procedure“.

To quote Gianna Jessen (survivor of an abortionist’s attempt on her life  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOWMmx6eBjU#t=497  ): “Awww! The horror that fills my life!”

Imagine telling Gianna that the abortionist who utilized chemical warfare in an attempt  to kill her was “providing a service.”

Those who should know better using the language of the oppressors!

But anyone who read this editorial and did not catch the horror of the language used likely have plenty of company.

But that company, praise God, does not include my 6th grade PSR class.

I did an exercise with them.

It began with no mention of abortion or the editorial. Each student listed words they associated with Service, Perform, and Providers.

They came up with thirty-two different word associations. Not surprisingly, not one listed abortions or abortionists.

Next one student read the editorial out loud as the class listened for the three words from our exercise.

They found them.

And voiced disdain that such words were used to describe abortionists and what they do to human beings. They get the fact that such language desensitizes us to the brutal reality of what abortionists do.

For they are survivors of the abortion holocaust.

When asked for more accurate descriptors they agreed that an abortion is committed not “performed.” That it is committed by abortionists not “providers”. And that chemical warfare in the womb is not “a service.” They described what abortionists do as “killing and murder.” And began to brainstorm as to what they could do to stop it.

We could all learn a lot from my PSR class. As survivors of this holocaust they have a voice like no others.

The very least we owe those threatened by abortionists is to not dehumanize and/or sanitize the horror of the abortion holocaust with either our language or our actions. Doing so only serves to further betray the victims of abortionists. It distances us from our responsibility to do something about it.

So we own them one more thing.

To show up.

To rescue those being dragged to the slaughter.

And there’s one other advantage to such an appropriate response: if you join us on the front lines, assume the perspective of the Gianna Jessens of today,  it will never, ever, ever even occur to you to use the language of the culture of death in describing what an abortionist does to a human being.

I say 41 years is…..

Enough!

What say you?