I will be speaking in Des Moines, IA this weekend at the annual Iowa Right to Life Convention. The Convention is entitled All About Planned Parenthood and will include speakers such as Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics, George Grant, author of Grand Illusions about Planned Parenthood and Jim Sedlak of STOPP Planned Parenthood.
Annie Casselman and John Jansen of our Generations for Life division will educate young people on the lies and dangers of Planned Parenthood. My talk is on methods of combating the devastating programs of Planned Parenthood. If you are in the Des Moines area and wish to attend the one-day conference Saturday, please contact Kim Lehman at 515-202-2517.
Pro-Life Wins Great Victory
Well, pro-life won a great victory with the reelection of George Bush. While we know Bush’s shortcomings, John Kerry’s admittedly militant pro-abortion stand and sympathy for gay rights would have been a disaster for the unborn and the traditional family and Christian morality.
What is of great interest to us is the admission in the exit polls that moral values was one of the highest concerns of the electorate poled, coming in at 78%, secondly only to fear of terrorists which was 85%. Even the secular press had to admit that the moral issues played a large part in Bush’s reelection.
One sign of this moral concert of the fact that in all eleven states where there were constitutional amendments on the ballot to prohibit same-sex marriage, all eleven states overwhelmingly approved the prohibition. Racking up three-to-one victories to keep marriage between a man and a woman were Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon and Utah.
Boost for Marriage Amendment
Representatives in these states say these victories should give momentum to an eventual national Constitutional amendment. “It’s a democratic tidal wave for marriage,” said Matt Daniels of the Alliance for Marriage, who wants a Constitutional amendment to protect traditional marriage.
These state measures undoubtedly helped President Bush win some votes in these states since he supports the federal Marriage Amendment. Gay rights groups vow to challenge these laws and eventually take the matter to the U. S. Supreme Court.
Unfortunately, California approved of the use of embryonic stem cells in experiments with local government money. Supporters of the stem cell amendment spent $12,000,000 on the project, compared to anti-stem cell proponents’ mere $115,000 donated mostly by the Catholic Church.
Supporters of the bill also had the assistance of Christopher Reeve, Michael J. Fox, Bill Gates, Google backer John Doerr, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and other people who obviously believe the “pie in the sky” stories about all the cures that will come from such embryonic stem cell research, though none has been forthcoming from such cells.
Keyes To Continue Fight for Morality
While Orack Obama won big — 70% of the vote, as had been expected — Alan Keyes in his own talk after the election hit the same important points he had made throughout his campaign, that it is the moral issues that count — the saving of marriage and the family and an end to abortion and ultimately a return to the law of God.
Keyes hinted that he may stay in Illinois and continue his mission to try to reform the Republican Party here. Most of the media say Keyes did not formally concede, but merely gave a speech.
Earlier Keyes reportedly had said that a vote for Obama was a mortal sin, but a survey of 733 Illinois voters Tuesday as they exited polling places showed that 75 percent of those who were Roman Catholic said they had voted for Obama, while only 24 % voted for Keyes. I voted for Keyes, who got 27% of the total vote. I don’t know if it’s a mortal sin to vote for Obama, but I know I couldn’t have done it.