Wednesday, December 17, 2008
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of an idea which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
If you ask a woman to choose life, you better be there to help her. Eleanor Ruder
But is choice truly choice when a lack of knowledge and access gives one no choice?
The Raving Theist formerly known as The Raving Atheist
Friday, December 12, 2008
January-Speaking at my church for Sanctity of Life Sunday, January 18th. I will be sharing my abortion testimony.
I will be traveling to Wash. D.C. for The March for Life. Will be staying with my Operation Outcry ladies from across the nation.
Board meeting for local pregnancy care center.
February-Possibly going to Wisconsin Right to Life Conference.
April-1st National Operation Outcry Conference
Fundraising for River Falls Pregnancy Helpline
May-Guest speaker at Latte. The women's ministry at my church.
In addition to all of that I continue to seek others to help spread the word about Operation Outcry. I am making as many contacts as I can.
Monday, November 24, 2008
You should be here. You should be 18 years old. Driving, working, studying, babysitting your siblings. Laughing with me. Loving me. I picture you with long, brown hair like your sisters and big, blue eyes. On September 5th, 1990 you died. I was distraught even as you grew. I was distraught before the vacuum suctioned your body from mine. I was distraught after. Regret hardly conveys the depth of my emotion. A grief and a sorrow that consumes me at times. I can hardly bear it because I did not fight for your life. Fight to protect you. Fight for your right to live and grow and be. I did not place your life before my desperate thoughts of self-preservation. I was deceived into thinking you were a clump of cells, tissue, you were nothing, you were not even a baby.
I know what I have done. I carry it. I own it. I live with it. I would give anything to go back there though, and tell them all to go to hell, walk out that abortion mill door and embrace your life.
The grief I feel is hardly as big as the love, Aubrey. The love I have for you knows no bounds. The joy I have in knowing that I will see you one day. The hope I feel in telling others about you.
You are my daughter and I will honor your short life in every way that I can, as long as I live.
I love you, Aubrey,
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I am meeting with my pastor tomorrow to discuss what we could do for Sanctity of Life Sunday, January 18th. I would love to give my testimony of abortion regret to my congregation, which I consider my family. I am praying we can come up with something that speaks to the women that attend that have been hurt by abortion but have not found their voice yet.
Wisconsin City Leaders!!
Eau Claire- Paul Snyder
Milwaukee- Robin Becker
West Bend- Laura Denk
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
We all talked for quite awhile afterward and I enjoyed the joy and hope in their eyes. God raise up our young people for our good and Your glory!!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
I ordered some resources for those that need them and cross my path. Forgiven and Set Free bible study, I'll Hold You in Heaven, Tilly, Forbidden Grief and some others.
I will be speaking in November at UW-Madison along with others from Operation Outcry. I am very excited about this!!
I have also been very busy as a moderator on Jill Stanek's blog ProLife Pulse. She is the nurse that held a baby until he died due to an induced labor abortion. Jill testified in Illinois for the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. The act was to offer care to infants that survived abortions instead of shelving them to die in soiled utility rooms. The only senator to vote against it 4 times was Barack Obama.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Operation Outcry Testimony Influences Second Court to Protect Women from Abortionists
The most basic question many women ask before an abortion is "Is it a baby?" One would assume that abortionists and courts would be able to answer this question. However, Planned Parenthood does not want to tell women abortion kills a human being. They consistently do not tell women that abortion is being performed on a human being, a member of the species Homo sapiens, a living organism.
The women of Operation Outcry and other women are extremely pleased that the Courts are now listening to real women who have been hurt by abortion and beginning to protect women from abortionists, rather than listening only to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion seller. The women of Operation Outcry are also extremely pleased that the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals cited the portion of the Supreme Court's recent Gonzales v. Carhart decision in which the testimony of post-abortive women of Operation Outcry was cited to show that "some women come to regret their choice to abort the infant life they once created and sustained. Severe depression and loss of esteem can follow."
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals cited this Supreme Court passage on page 16 of its opinion.
This citation of post-abortive women's pain by this second major court demonstrates again that the voices of the women of Operation Outcry are beginning to have a deep and long lasting impact on the courts of the United States.
While the Supreme Court and the Eighth Circuit have now recognized that abortion hurts some women, the Supreme Court also said "we find no reliable data to measure the phenomenon." That is why Operation Outcry needs more declarations (legally admissible evidence) to take back to the Supreme Court. Women can go to www.operationoutcry.org and complete the Declaration form online (confidentially) or download it and mail it in. We need One Million Voices to take back to the Supreme Court to show them the size of the problem.
Lisa Dudley, Director of Outreach for Operation Outcry, and one who has suffered from abortion herself, said: "I am thrilled that the courts have taken an important step towards protecting women's lives. Women like me, who have had abortions, need to complete the Declaration to give more evidence to courts who are dealing with abortion. It is time to stop the pain."
Monday, June 30, 2008
I am so grateful for this amazing opportunity to share my story.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thank you Jeff, Tim, Bob and James. You have affirmed the path that God has before me and I will continue to do all I can to get the word out that abortion hurts women.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Here is an article all about BAIPA-
Now that he is the Democratic presidential nominee, we have our work cut out for us.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Better things were said. We received many God Bless Yous and Keep It Up and I Am So Glad You Are Here!! Warmed my heart. Others actually came and spoke respectfully about why they were proabortion. Imagine that. Getting your point across without screaming and swearing. Huh.
I was interviewed by the Star Tribune and tons of people took our pictures. For what I am not sure. I am wondering if I should be worried about that. :)
I am earnestly in prayer today for those whose hearts are hardened and whose experiences with abortion come out with such hatred and anger. I witnessed much pain on the faces of others. I am honored to pray for their healing.
I am grateful to those that went with me!! Love you!!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Just a note-Jill's blog sometimes has pictures of aborted babies and stories that describe abortion procedures. Not for the faint of heart but also not what you would find in the mainstream media either. The truth is- Abortions Kills.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Dear Family and Friends,
God is moving and opening doors for me to finally share my abortion experience to help others.
Recently I became the Wisconsin State Team Leader for Operation Outcry - a project of The Justice Foundation. Operation Outcry seeks to end legal abortion by exposing the truth about its devastating impact on women and families.
Through Operation Outcry we are making our voices heard! Abortion kills the unborn. Abortion hurts women, men and it destroys families. One of the main goals of Operation Outcry is the gathering of declarations (stories) from women and men hurt by abortion. These declarations have already been to the Supreme Court where the pain and remorse of abortion has been documented and are now part of Supreme Court doctrine. They also have been used in courts in South Dakota to support the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act and many other states ask for these documents in their pro-life legislation.
I am thankful that after 17 years, I can be free of the guilt and shame abortion causes. I will always live with the regret that I did not allow my baby to live. I pray that others will want to join me as I partner with Operation Outcry in this fight to someday overturn Roe V. Wade and help women find hope and healing from their abortions through Jesus Christ.
There are many opportunities for me to help others who are hurting and to spread the news about the declarations.
My Local Vision (What I pray God will allow to happen locally in 2008):
· Lead the formation of an on-going Forgiven and Set Free Abortion Healing Bible Study group at Faith Community Church Hudson, WI.
· Meet with women one-on-one, providing soul care, helping them work through post-abortion issues.
· Partner with Crisis Pregnancy Centers in River Falls and Stillwater – serve as liaison to local churches and residents of St. Croix County.
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State and National Participation (Events I would like to attend for trainings and networking):
· Rachel's Vineyard Ministries’ weekend retreat in February (West Bend, WI).
· WI Right to Life Conference in March (Wisconsin Dells).
· Operation Outcry National Conference in April (Dallas) - marks one year of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act.
· ProLife Wisconsin banquet (2009).
Because of Jesus’ great healing work in my life I sense a deep calling to serve and minister to other women – I believe in 2008 I am to focus my energies on the activities listed above. I cannot do this alone, so please join me with your prayers. I am praying specifically that I will have boldness in sharing my testimony, that God’s spirit will work through me, and I will raise funds as needed. To pursue the activities listed above, I estimate I need to raise a total of $3,500. I am asking you to be a part of my local vision and the national pro-life causes by investing in my life and in the lives of the people I speak with. Any amount you give will be greatly appreciated.
If you would like to be a partner in what the Lord is doing, there are several options for how you can give described on the enclosed donations flyer. I am confident the Lord will bless you mightily for your giving and your prayers!
If you have any questions or comments, you can call me at 715-760-2564 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for your consideration. Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated!
His for LIFE!
Operation Outcry Wisconsin State Team Leader