From the Columbus Dispatch: “The [Ohio] Senate tonight passed a two-year, $71.3 billion budget that would cut income taxes by $1.7 billion, freeze tuition at state universities and implement language that could make it difficult for some abortion clinics in Ohio to stay open.”
Currently, Martin Haskell, owner and abortionist at Women’s Med in Kettering, is killing with a variance, not an actual transfer agreement. His variance is with doctors at Wright State Physicians who have their own transfer agreement with local private hospitals. Local activists and advocates have been fervently educating the public concerning physicians and hospitals that cover for Haskell, the self proclaimed pioneer of the late-term abortion. With this new provision, Haskell’s unapproved ‘variance’ may come to an end soon:
“Under state law, abortion providers are required to have a patient-transfer agreement with a private hospital…
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by Forest Benedict, MFT, SATP-C
I recall the first night we met. I was just a boy. Like the famed Piper, you played your tempting tune, and I danced blindly behind you, down your long, destructive path. For years my heart pledged allegiance to your ways. Each experience of escape only postponed my pain. I sank deep in shame.
Porn, how you must have mourned the day I closed my mind to your mantra, signing over my life to a higher calling. I sought strength in numbers, experiencing the reality of recovery. For the first time in a decade, you and I parted ways.
I look back on years of both challenge and triumph. No longer does your siren song echo in my ears.
Porn, our paths would cross again. Next time for nobler reasons.
When the Wolf Spots Our Young
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Bloomberg Business asked Donald Trump if he was pro-life and he said “yes.”
But asked to expound and he said, “It’s an issue. I mean it’s an issue and it’s a strong issue.”
Asked if abortion early in the pregnancy was murder to the Don, he replied,”What I am saying is this. With caveats. Uh Life of the mother, incest, rape – that’s where I stand. So, I’m pro-life but with the caveats. You have to have it with the caveats…”
Asked if a pregnancy happens outside those caveats, Trump stated, “It depends why,” he said.
“I’m, pro-life…very simple pro-life,” he said.
His not-so-passionate “pro-life” answer seems to be a change from what he wrote in 2000.
In his book, The America We Deserve, Trump devoted three sentences to abortion, claiming to be “pro-choice” but against partial birth abortion.
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Do you think your voice matters? Sometimes it doesn’t. After a dozen parents in Charleston County School District testified against Making Proud Choices!, with no one signed-up to speak in favor of it, the Health Advisory Committee (HAC) voted unanimously to send it forward to the Strategic Education Committee (SEC). The HAC did not listen. Their minds were made up, and they like to keep meetings to one-hour.
The SEC meets on Tuesday, July 7 at 9 AM.
However, sometimes your voice does matter, a lot! A similar effort failed in 2013 when one parent asked the 3-Trustees on the SEC to open and read just a few pages of the MPC! curriculum. This happened after the room full of proponents had spoken and assured the SEC that this programs was Evidence-based and essential for Charleston’s children. The Trustees were so stunned and surprised by the pornographic nature of the lessons that they voted to table it immediately.
Now, Making Proud Choices! is back on the agenda.
One parent made the difference two years ago. This time we need many more voices!
The HAC assured us at the last meeting that explicit sexual language and other issues have been edited. Are they admitting that MPC! contains porn? Who edited it? What is their expertise? If their background and bias is in condoms-only, risk reduction sex education, then they are not qualified to evaluate a program for abstinence content. Are we going to let them practice on our children with an unproven sex program?
School districts across the US often claim that curricula will be “edited” to conform with community standards. They will say and do anything to get the grant money promised by the Planned Parenthood Network.
After our team reviewed the so-called edits to MPC!, nothing about our position changed. We had not cherry-pick our objections from the curriculum. We used page numbers and quotes as concrete examples of the underlying problems with this sex program. The assumptions are made that “all kids will have sex” and “there’s nothing we can do to stop them” and “we just have to teach them how to have sex safely.”
MPC! and “Safe Sex” programs are an asinine approach to educating minors about sexual health. Sensible adults and authorities talk to kids about avoiding drugs, tobacco, alcohol, and gangs. And, laws that protect and restrict kids from using these products and participating in dangerous activities are enforced. Yet, when it involves preventing sexual activity and the exploitation of minors, those laws and sensibilities disappear.
It’s as if promoting “safe sex” has become the primary focus of the
Department of Education!
Every teen, regardless of sexual history or sexual orientation, deserves to be taught, and reminded often, about the benefits of abstinence and marriage. People seek to change their behaviors every day. They do this with eating habits, drugs, tobacco, alcohol and their peer groups. Sex programs like MPC! are kin to giving an addict a steady supply of the very substance they are trying to avoid.
Many sexually active teens and adults decide to return to abstinence and wait for life-long commitment, rather than settle for short-term uncommitted relationships. We should do everything we can to promote this kind of mature behavior.
“Cleaning up” pornographic sex ed is like putting lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig!
Contact the Charleston County School Trustees and tell them to Vote NO! against Making Proud Choices!
Now, what will you do? We must stand up. If we don’t, it’s on us.
If we do, it’s on them.