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Two pro-life groups endorse Romney
The Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2012 | Seth McLaughlin

Posted on 04/14/2012 7:28:49 PM PDT by no dems

GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney got back-to-back endorsements from prominent pro-life groups Thursday, signaling that anti-abortion forces will overlook his previous pro-choice positions in their shared desire to defeat President Obama in the general election.

The Susan B. Anthony List threw its support behind Mr. Romney in a morning news release and National Right-to-Life, the nation’s oldest and largest pro-life organization, followed suit with a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington.

“Now is the time to unite behind Gov. Romney in order to defeat the most ideologically pro-abortion president in our nation’s history,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List. She added that her group plans to spend $10 million to $12 million in Senate and presidential battleground states “mobilizing pro-life voters to ensure victory.”

In making the announcement, Anthony List leaders said that Mr. Obama has proven to be an extremist on the abortion issue during his first term in office and highlighted how Mr. Romney has vowed to defund Planned Parenthood, appoint only constitutionalist judges to the federal bench and bar nongovernment organizations that perform or promote abortions from receiving federal funding.

“The difference between Gov. Romney and President Obama couldn’t be clearer,” said Jane Abraham, chairwoman of the group’s board of directors.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; endorsements; moralabsolutes; romney
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1 posted on 04/14/2012 7:28:57 PM PDT by no dems
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To: no dems

“pro-life groups” back pro-choice candidate....

Talk about self-defeating.


2 posted on 04/14/2012 7:33:25 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: no dems

Unfortunately, he’s lying. Yesterday he lied to the NRA. Today he lied to the Susan B. Anthony List.

I suppose they usually take politicians at their word. But the record doesn’t confirm it.


3 posted on 04/14/2012 7:34:16 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: no dems

“Now is the time to unite behind Gov. Romney in order to defeat the most ideologically pro-abortion president in our nation’s history,”

Sure. So throw in with the most ideologically pro-abortion Republican governor in our nation’s history. Idiots.

Romney will set the pro-life movement back a generation or more and here’s living proof.


4 posted on 04/14/2012 7:36:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (There's no crying in rebellion!!)
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To: no dems
Now, we see the destruction of morality no one will stand up to their principles.

There is another person in the race-2 in fact. Talk about lining up. Shameful.

5 posted on 04/14/2012 7:37:45 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: no dems
My comment: ABO (anybody but Obama) and OMG (Obama Must Go)...
6 posted on 04/14/2012 7:38:34 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: no dems

Lotta soul selling going on these days.


7 posted on 04/14/2012 7:39:51 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: PapaNew

What a sell out slogan which has got us to Romney.

Thank you.


8 posted on 04/14/2012 7:39:53 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: no dems

Mutt just recently gave donations to pro-life groups for the first time in his life. There is a reason that the pro- life movement hasn’t been able to get Roe overturned.


9 posted on 04/14/2012 7:41:44 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: PapaNew
ABO (anybody but Obama)

"Anybody" meaning any deceitful, statist, gun-grabbing liberal?

No thanks.

10 posted on 04/14/2012 7:45:54 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: Christie at the beach
No, what got us to Romney is the same thing that got us to McCain in 2008.

And if enough people are on the same page as 2008, we'll get Obama again.

11 posted on 04/14/2012 7:49:30 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: no dems

50 MILLION abortions since Roe v Wade.

Compares to 5.9 million Jews murdered in Hitler’s final Solution.

1.34 million Americans killed in all wars ever in the national history.

Mint will not stop the murder of our republic’s babies, a sinful shame on the sadistic criminal US Federal Government.


12 posted on 04/14/2012 7:50:36 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: PapaNew
Aw, yea..Romney is much worse than McCain.

People can't expect others to sell out their convictions

over and over-it’s not working.

13 posted on 04/14/2012 7:59:39 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

“Lotta soul selling going on these days.”

Yes there is. If one is going to choose a hill to die on, it should at least have more meaning than a dungheap like Willard Mitt Romney.


14 posted on 04/14/2012 8:01:33 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Psalm 144

- > If one is going to choose a hill to die on, it should at least have more meaning than a dungheap like Willard Mitt Romney.

That should be the post of the year.


15 posted on 04/14/2012 8:03:29 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: no dems

Well, we KNOW how Obama feels ... he even voted for late term abortion and a doctor’s duty to destroy a born live baby.

So I think these groups have made a wise choice.


16 posted on 04/14/2012 8:04:06 PM PDT by altura
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To: GeronL

Now is premature. There is no reason to endorse Mitt Romney when there is still a genuinely pro-life person in the race: Newt Gingrich. The only reason to support Romney RIGHT NOW as opposed to when he’s actually RUNNING against Obama.... is money. How much did he pay to buy your endorsement NOW, Right to Life and Susan B Anthony?

We need to contact these groups and let them know they endorsed at exactly the WRONG time, and won’t be receiving a dime from us in the future because of it. They will lose from us in money even more than they gained by Romney’s buy-off. And they will have lost our goodwill and their reputations as well.

It’s time for us to solidify behind Newt Gingrich.

To force a woman to have an abortion against her will is unconscionable. To force a person to PERFORM an abortion against their will is just as unconscionable. And that is EXACTLY what Mitt Romney has done in Massachusetts. There is no way any pro-life person or group should be supporting this guy when there is still an actual pro-life, pro-liberty candidate in the race.

What these 2 groups have done is unconscionable at this point, and we need to let them feel the heat for it. With friends like that we don’t need enemies. If the “right to life” groups are going to sell us out for bribe money, we can fight this battle on our own, thank you.


17 posted on 04/14/2012 8:08:43 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: no dems; wagglebee; little jeremiah

National Right to Life has gotten its last dime from me. Supporting a pro-homosexual, pro-abortion chameleon like that. Not one thin dime ever again. Ever.


18 posted on 04/14/2012 8:10:53 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: PapaNew

If you want anybody but Obama then you better get your butt in gear and get behind Newt Gingrich.

Anywhere between 60-75% of Americans are opposed to Obamacare and yet the R’s think the only electable candidate is the person wrote the instruction manual for Obama on how to force people to perform abortions even though they believe it is murder.

On what other issue do we stand a chance of getting that kind of bi-partisan support? 60-75%. And the GOP-e is willing to throw that away. It’s suicide.

Get behind Newt, or kiss this country good-bye.


19 posted on 04/14/2012 8:12:38 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: altura

These groups have jumped the gun. They have endorsed a guy who is forcing people to perform abortions even though they believe it to be murder, when there is another person they could support who values both life and the US Constitution too much to ever agree to EITHER that, or what Obama supports.

If they want to endorse Romney over Obama they should wait until that is the race we’re in. Right now we’re in a race between Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul. And they endorsed the one who not only believes in but has actually implemented coerced abortions - by coercing people to PERFORM them against their own beliefs that it is murder.

This is ABSOLUTELY THE WRONG CHOICE. NRLC and Susan B Anthony now stand for coerced abortions.


20 posted on 04/14/2012 8:20:07 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

I actually think Willard will win the general. The People will have handed the reins of this oppressive, overgrown government and nascent police state to the culture of death statist who is smarter, more diligent and better organized. There will be consequences to the elevation of the clean living ‘lesser evil’ Diocletian over the debauched and fading Nero.


21 posted on 04/14/2012 8:24:31 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: no dems

Let the people who’ve never had a change of heart throw the first stone.


22 posted on 04/14/2012 8:25:29 PM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Hold R's to promises, don't watch O keep his.)
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To: no dems

“The difference between Gov. Romney and President Obama couldn’t be clearer,” said Jane Abraham, chairwoman of the group’s board of directors.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Abraham
Yeah, one’s a Republican and the other’s a Democrat. Are we clear?
Jane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwHWbsvgQUE


23 posted on 04/14/2012 8:31:06 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: no dems

It just goes to show you that the leftists have left no stone unturned in there quest to infiltrate every thing conservative. There is no reason for these groups to continue to operate. They are now nothing more than a front for the left. There mission statement lies torn and shattered on the ground.


24 posted on 04/14/2012 8:39:33 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Psalm 144

If so we may buy ourselves some more time, but if we are too stupid to recognize what needs to be done to pull the country back from the brink then more time won’t really make much difference anyway. It is our own stupidity and complacency that will kill this nation - either now or later.


25 posted on 04/14/2012 8:39:48 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: markomalley

Markomalley, Did you post this on a thread earlier today?

This is powerful stuff!

So, tell me, who do we vote for? Romney=Obama=a vote for crimes against humanity.

Mitt Romney created the contraceptive/abortifacient mandate and Obamacare, both of these men reject the Constitution on freedom of religion.

Is it a matter of voting for vice presidents instead of presidents? Don’t vice-presidents just go to state funerals?

Two quotes from Evangelium Vitae of Blessed Pope John Paul II:

(1) When a parliamentary or social majority decrees that it is legal, at least under certain conditions, to kill unborn human life, is it not really making a “tyrannical” decision with regard to the weakest and most defenceless of human beings? Everyone’s conscience rightly rejects those crimes against humanity of which our century has had such sad experience. [EV 70]

(2) In the case of an intrinsically unjust law, such as a law permitting abortion or euthanasia, it is therefore never licit to obey it, or to “take part in a propaganda campaign in favour of such a law, or vote for it”. [EV 73]

So, basically, it’s a crime against humanity to vote for Romney or Obama as that is a direct vote for total war on children in the womb by these totally cowardly, anti-American, abusers of power out to harm children. Is one really better than the other? Really? Tell me why…


26 posted on 04/14/2012 8:50:26 PM PDT by billys kid (saying that there are too many children, is like saying that there are too many flowers Mother Tresa)
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To: billys kid

Thanks for those citations.

I have always been inspired - and made very stubborn - by Pope John Paul II’s eloquent unmasking of the ‘culture of death’ and his defence of the helpless and innocent.


27 posted on 04/14/2012 8:58:37 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: billys kid

I just sent this to lifenews and studentsforlife :

Take me off your e-mail list immediately.

Mitt Romney not only believes in but has actually implemented coerced abortions - coercing Catholics to perform abortions against their will, their conscience, and their own religious freedom.

As long as there is a genuinely pro-life candidate in the race it is a gross betrayal of the pro-life community to support instead somebody who has used government power to coerce abortions.

I NEVER want to hear from you again. I will take the recommendations of every pro-life voters guide printed by the supposedly “pro-life” groups with a pillar of salt.

I will be voting Newt Gingrich in the primary and if it ever - God forbid! - comes down to Romney v Obama I will plug my nose, drink a gallon of whiskey for the first time in my life, and press the lever for Romney. Tyrant Light is better than Tyrant.

But I never want to hear from you again. You have burned your bridges with me. If we are stuck with a candidate who supports coerced abortions it will be because people and groups like you have abandoned life and the Constitution rather than rally around someone genuinely pro-life.

The Lord has told us that if His people who are called by His name will humble themselves and pray then He will hear from Heaven and heal their land. If this land is not saved it will be because too many of us were like the 10 Israeli spies who believed the giants were too big to be defeated rather than Caleb and Joshua whose GOD was big enough to keep His promises. There is still a pro-life candidate in the race, and with God all things are possible. By endorsing Romney while there was still a pro-life candidate in the race you have shown your lack of faith: “Better to jump in with Baal because we know already that the Lord would get his rear whupped. And besides, Baal would at least be better than Molech...”

Not me. Count me out.

Sincerely,
Nellie


28 posted on 04/14/2012 9:07:35 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: no dems

C’mon. I know tons of people who became pro-life at the age of 57 just prior to deciding to run for president on the republican ticket.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................../s


29 posted on 04/14/2012 9:22:17 PM PDT by bramps
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To: Psalm 144
You're welcome. Newt greatly admires John Paul II (The Great).
I believe he played a part in Newts conversion.

I always pray for JPII&rs quo;intercession on behalf of Newt and our poor miserable Country.

30 posted on 04/14/2012 9:23:03 PM PDT by billys kid (saying that there are too many children, is like saying that there are too many flowers Mother Tresa)
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To: hocndoc

My previous post should’ve been to you. Are you kidding me? Be on the lookout for salesmen with good deals on swampland.


31 posted on 04/14/2012 9:26:19 PM PDT by bramps
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To: bramps

.... and who swear that their government-coerced abortions are Constitutional because it’s a STATE (rather than the feds) who are forcing people to perform abortions against their will, their conscience, and their own religious freedom...

Sounds like a real change of heart there...

It’s the equivalent of Newt Gingrich saying he’s against adultery while bragging about still sleeping - today - with every woman who crosses his path.


32 posted on 04/14/2012 9:29:47 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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Markomalley, what is wrong with these organizations? It can't be ignorance about Romney's actual beliefs, statements and actions. So what is it? Did he give or promise them money? Are they so-called "realists"? (Just like Screwtape and his fellow devils liked to call themselves "realists"...)

33 posted on 04/14/2012 10:14:05 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: little jeremiah
Markomalley, what is wrong with these organizations? It can't be ignorance about Romney's actual beliefs, statements and actions. So what is it? Did he give or promise them money? Are they so-called "realists"? (Just like Screwtape and his fellow devils liked to call themselves "realists"...)

I wish I knew.

Maybe they've fallen victim to the same kind of brainwashing that has affected so many of our fellow FReepers recently: the utter desperation to get rid of Obama is so strong that they are willing to sign a pact with the devil to do so.

I wish I could believe that Willard had an actual conversion. But any objective look will show that it is mere political posturing.

34 posted on 04/15/2012 1:49:41 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: little jeremiah

I think what they are figuring is that they have either Romney or Obama. Obama is 100% pro-abortion, and barring a miracle, that will never change. He’s as far in their camp as one can get, hence his support to allow babies who survived an abortion to be left to die. Romney? Romney has done a 180 in language. His actions were pro-abortion when he was Governon. There’s a chance he could be telling the truth and/or could be held to his beliefs by the Republicans in Congress and in an effort to appeal to the conservative base he needs. There’s also a chance he might be saying the right things but won’t do them. That’s the thing. There’s a chance, and that’s more than the unborn will get with Obama. I’m certainly no cheerleader for Romney, but I’m saying what I believe their rationale to be. I still wish it was Santorum because the unborn couldn’t have had a more ardent defender.


35 posted on 04/15/2012 2:04:55 AM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N89LGhm-Ztc))
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To: Pinkbell; little jeremiah
I think what they are figuring is that they have either Romney or Obama. Obama is 100% pro-abortion, and barring a miracle, that will never change. He’s as far in their camp as one can get, hence his support to allow babies who survived an abortion to be left to die. Romney? Romney has done a 180 in language. His actions were pro-abortion when he was Governon. There’s a chance he could be telling the truth and/or could be held to his beliefs by the Republicans in Congress and in an effort to appeal to the conservative base he needs. There’s also a chance he might be saying the right things but won’t do them. That’s the thing. There’s a chance, and that’s more than the unborn will get with Obama. I’m certainly no cheerleader for Romney, but I’m saying what I believe their rationale to be. I still wish it was Santorum because the unborn couldn’t have had a more ardent defender.

Trouble is that the endorsement doesn't say that. It says:

“On pro-life issues, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama provide a stark contrast. As the country's most pro-abortion president, Barack Obama has pursued a radical pro-abortion agenda,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “It is now time for pro-life Americans to unite behind Mitt Romney. For the sake of unborn children, the disabled, and the elderly, we must win.”

Mitt Romney has taken a strong pro-life position and is committed to implementing policies to protect the unborn, the medically dependent and disabled, and the elderly. Romney opposes abortion and has called the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, "a big mistake." Romney has expressed his support of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortion.

Romney has also stated he believes the Obama health care law should be repealed. The Obama health care law would open the door to federal subsidies for abortion coverage and rationing of lifesaving medical care. He has also stated that, if elected, he would reinstate the Mexico City Policy, which prevents federal dollars from going to organizations that perform or promote abortion overseas.

In other words, no mention of his horrific past. No mention of a conversion of heart. Just more newspeak.

May God Have Mercy On This Country.

36 posted on 04/15/2012 2:48:31 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: little jeremiah

NRTL is not a pro life group. They have fought against many pro baby bills saying the time wasn’t right. They lost any hope of money from mr and mine after that. Rommney is just like them, spineless.


37 posted on 04/15/2012 6:43:35 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: butterdezillion

NLRC and Susan B. Anthony are great organizations and they live in the real world.

They could hold meetings, similar to those held here, where they wrung their hands and cried woe is me.

They chose to support the Republican candidate who is a thousand times better than the alternative.

I say good for them.


38 posted on 04/15/2012 7:58:15 AM PDT by altura
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Markomalley, what is wrong with these organizations? It can't be ignorance about Romney's actual beliefs, statements and actions. So what is it? Did he give or promise them money? Are they so-called "realists"? (Just like Screwtape and his fellow devils liked to call themselves "realists"...)

39 posted on 04/15/2012 8:04:40 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: no dems
Not only have I now lost respect for these folks, I now think they both must be run by really stupid SOBs.

Unless they each got a real bundle of hard, cold cash, and I mean a lot of cash, they had no reason whatsoever to endorse Bishop Romney rather than Newt. Well, in leiu of cash they may have gotten an assurance that the Bishop Romney VP will be someone who people believe when they say they're now pro-Life.

Had they either not yet endorsed anyone or endorsed Newt, they'd have kept their integrity and they'd have had some leverage over Bishop Romney going into the campaign against King Barry which is when the Bishop will really need it. King Barry and his court jesters are going to rip Bishop Romney a second excretory orifice over anything pro-Life he says anyway since as Governor he was nothing less than an abortion facilitator.

When King Barry starts slicing into him is when Bishop Romney will really want and need some help on the abortion issue and having them in his pocket already won't have nearly the same impact as them waiting until then to endorse the Bishop. Of course, the Vichy Republicans are working their little tails off to try and make Bishop Romney look inevitable and reasonably conservative. Something they wouldn't have to do if they weren't still afraid that Bishop Romney won't be able to put Newt away before the convention.

I hope these folks got enough money to do without any more from me for a year or two. It'll be that long before I believe they've gone back to walking the walk of no compromise rather than just talking the talk the way some candidates have done.

JMHO

40 posted on 04/15/2012 8:33:56 AM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: altura

They chose to present the view that Romney (who coerces abortions) is inevitable when there is still an actual pro-life person still in the running. They chose to be part of a demoralization campaign.

They lost me because they DID wring their hands saying it is impossible for the real pro-life people to win - and then held them out asking gimme to the person who has forced people to perform abortions against their own will.

I’m the one who REFUSES to wring my hands. This battle is not over. Not by a long shot. Gingrich is not done; he should now have a united coalition of conservatives and he is only beginning the battle of conservative v liberal (rather than conservative v conservative). Some supposed “pro-lifers” have abandoned the battle before it even started, defecting to the other side. That’s supposed to demoralize us. But it’s not going to. It’s going to galvanize us instead.

Today’s Old Testament lesson was Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones. Can these bones live? Only You know, Lord. And the Lord brought dead, dry bones to life as a vast army. But no, NRLC and Susan B Anthony don’t believe that. They “live in the real world”. They can’t see the weapons of our warfare.

And the Gospel lesson was Thomas, who had seen Jesus’ death and was bitterly going to believe that’s all there was, unless he saw with his own eyes something greater than death. The Lord knew his faint heart was willing to believe so He showed Himself, complete with the wounds to show what He had been through. And through the gift of God, Thomas believed in spite of his initial bitter refusal. The hardest kind of life to breathe is a living, believing spirit into a deadened soul. But the Lord does that too - every day in this world He does that.

NRLC and Susan B Anthony don’t seem to believe in that either.

We’ve been told there will be a day when faith is impossible - not because God can’t give it but because there will be nobody capable of receiving it.

There’s no turning back once we as a society have deadened ourselves to that point. We’re playing for forever right here, right now. And yes, that IS “the real world”.


41 posted on 04/15/2012 9:50:47 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: no dems; little jeremiah

Two “pro-life” groups too stinkin’ lazy to ignore a liar’s rhetoric, and with too much MSM wool over their eyes to look at his ugly record.

For shame. May their faces burn red in embarrassment for all their days.


42 posted on 04/15/2012 9:55:09 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

They don’t care because they are indeed fulfilling their real mission: to get pro-lifers to vote Republican.


43 posted on 04/15/2012 3:35:41 PM PDT by DNA.2012
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To: little jeremiah

You asked a very good question.

I could understand a right-to-life endorsement in the general election for Mitt Romney if he wins the Republican primary. This is a single-issue organization, after all, and it is beyond dispute that Obama’s rhetoric is worse than Romney’s.

To make this endorsement in the primary makes no sense unless the purpose is to give “cover” to Romney and pressure Santorum into endorsing Romney rather than Gingrich.

I cannot imagine why these organizations did this unless backroom politics is involved.


44 posted on 04/16/2012 5:30:26 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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