Pro-Life This Week – October 23, 2020
Week in Review – There was a great deal of focus on judicial matters this week
Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to send the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Barrett to the full Senate for final confirmation. As if to illustrate the great divide in this country, the 12 Republican senators on the committee all voted in favor of Judge Barrett at a committee meeting specifically scheduled for the vote. The 10 Democrats did not bother to show up for the meeting. They arranged, instead, to have supersized posters of individuals who supposedly rely on the law, in their seats. Republicans denounced the gesture as theatrics. Everyday Americans see it for what it is—self-entitled members of Congress failing to do their duty. Officially, Judge Barrett was approved unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee. After a week of hearings, not a single vote was cast against her.
The next step in the process of having Judge Barrett take a seat on the Supreme Court is for the full Senate to confirm her. It will take a majority vote in the Senate. There are 53 Republicans in the Senate, which should be enough to assure confirmation. However, two of the Republican (Senators Collins (ME) and Murkowski (AK)) generally vote supporting Planned Parenthood. So the vote will be close. At this time, the full Senate vote is scheduled for this Monday, October 26.
Also yesterday, The Epoch Times ran a story on Joe Biden appearing on “60 Minutes” this past Sunday. Biden said that, if elected, he would immediately be looking into changing the judicial system in the United States. This, of course, comes at a time when President Trump has appointed hundreds of conservative judges across the United States and is about to have his third appointment to the Supreme Court confirmed.
The Epoch Times article included the following: Biden said, “If elected, what I will do is I’ll put together a national commission of, bipartisan commission of scholars, constitutional scholars, Democrats, Republicans, liberal-conservative.” He added that they will have 180 days to come up with recommendations on “how to reform the court system because it’s getting out of whack, the way in which it’s being handled.”
Our concerns about his remarks are that this is coming from the same people who are trying to erase the history of this country as they are literally tearing down statues and landmarks. They are trying to change law enforcement by defunding police departments advocating community policing. They are trying to take voting power away from smaller states as they advocate eliminating the Electoral College and try to replace it with a straight popular vote system. They want to open our borders to allow just anyone to freely come into this country—regardless of their background or criminal intent. And now they want to revamp the court system because they are afraid judges will actually follow the law instead of inventing the law.
America needs God.
In other news this week, racist Planned Parenthood continues to move ahead with plans to open an abortion facility in Lubbock, Texas. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported on Tuesday that “Advocates with West Texas for Life and others displayed signs and hosted a prayer vigil at 22nd Place and Memphis Avenue—a former dental industry facility that Lubbock Central Appraisal records show Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas recently acquired.”
As the pandemic continues, Planned Parenthood continues to open killing centers across the country. These include new facilities in at least six states (California, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Texas, and Virginia). STOPP is beginning our annual research on Planned Parenthood facilities in the United States and will issue a complete report at the end of the year.
ALL in the News – ALL Weighs in on Pro-Lifers Harassed at CA Planned Parenthood Facility; Weekly Reach Continues to Climb
Every Friday afternoon, the American Life League social media team, Dwain Currier and Katie Brown, host the Friday Live Show on Instagram Live. Last Friday, the duo discussed the recent violent attacks on a 40 Days for Life group at the Walnut Creek (CA) Planned Parenthood clinic. ANTIFA-like protestors have been harassing and attacking prayerful protesters for weeks. This week’s show will premiere this afternoon on American Life League’s Instagram account. Replays of the show can be found on Facebook.
Last week, American Life League vice president, Hugh Brown, was interviewed by political commentator and former presidential candidate Alan Keyes. Every week, Hugh and Alan discuss politics as it pertains to the culture of life and Christianity in America. The full interview will appear on the show, “Let’s Talk America with Alan Keyes”. Clips of the show can be found on ALL’s Facebook page.
Judie Brown’s bi-weekly commentaries were each distributed to an expansive media list this week. The list contains over 100 media outlets such as Fox News, The Federalist, Breitbart, The Daily Caller, among others. Judie’s Tuesday commentary, Hope Alive in 2020, discussed the recent attacks on pro-life protesters by ANTIFA. Each commentary is also featured as a part of Judie’s recurring column on Renew America.
Jim Sedlak’s Pro-Life Activism from Creation to Death is a weekly talk-radio program on the Radio Maria USA network. The show can be heard live every Friday at noon (Eastern Time) and is repeated on Saturdays (10 PM). Last Friday, Jim also discussed the recent attacks on pro-life protesters at the Walnut Creek (CA) Planned Parenthood facility.
Video of the Week – Let’s Carve a Pro-Life Pumpkin
Whether or not you’ll have trick-or-treaters this year, it’s worthwhile to create a culture of life on your front porch with a pro-life pumpkin carving. Emily Brown shows you how she does it.
Action Item of the Week – Enough politics – Let’s get our attention back to the killing centers
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Pro-life Social Media – Put a Pro-Life Pumpkin on Your Porch
Visiting the pumpkin patch this weekend? Grabbing some gourds to decorate your home? Perhaps you need some pro-life ideas for when you begin carving your jack-o-lanterns. We’ve picked through Instagram to find the best batch of pro-life pumpkins to inspire you.