Too much liberty leads both men and nations to slavery. Cicero
WE ARE ON THE BALLOT!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
To all the pro-life people of South Dakota who made it all happen.
YOU DID IT! Our initiative will be number 11 on the ballot.
To God be the glory.
Let it be written in history that the pro-life people of South Dakota obtained:
….one of the largest number of petitions ever gathered for any initiative in SD history. (almost 50,000 with another 8,000 coming in after the petitions were delivered to Pierre.)
…one of the highest percentage of valid signatures of any ballot initiative in SD history.
And it was accomplished:
…In two and a half months in one of the coldest winters in decades.
…With a 100% volunteer effort.
…With no out of state people gathering signatures.
Please visit our blog for more information.
We are so appreciative of the time and efforts you have put into gathering all of these petitions. May you be richly blessed for everything you have done “for the least of these.”
What you can do now is invest in the lives of children. Leave a legacy by helping fund this campaign. Let it be known by your children and grandchildren that you stood in the gap. Give in honor of a special child in your life. Please write out your most generous gift to VoteYesForLife.com and mail it to PO Box 461, Sioux Falls, SD 57101. You can also give online at voteyesforlife.com by credit card.
More information to come.
The following writing was written by Perry Noble, Pastor of NewSpring Church:
How do you know if your vision is from God?
If you feel confident that you can accomplish what is in front of you with no problem at all…then you didn’t hear from God.
If no one is angry at you…then you didn’t hear from God.
If you don’t have to ask anyone to sacrifice to make the vision come true…then you didn’t hear from God.
If religious people are not steaming at you, blogging about you and/or leaving your church…then you didn’t hear from God.
If you have the money in the bank to do what God has asked you church to do…then you didn’t hear from God.
If every step is perfectly designed and nothing happens to totally throw you off along the way…then you didn’t hear from God.
If someone doesn’t try to talk you out of what you are about to attempt…then you didn’t hear from God.
If you don’t stay up at night thinking about the vision…then you didn’t hear from God.
If your vision is in contradiction to God’s Word…then you didn’t hear from God. (And no, you didn’t get a “special revelation” that gave you permission to trump His Word!)
If you know all of the answers…then you didn’t hear from God.
Those are just a few things that came to mind.
by Doug Tinklenberg
A euphemism is the substitution of a pleasing expression in place of one which is offensive. Euphemisms are carefully crafted words which camouflage meaning.
Before the Civil War, black people were labeled “chattel,” “property,” and “subhuman.” Slavery was justifiable with these terms.
If a woman asks the abortionist, “Is it a baby?” She is told it’s just “products of conception,” a “blob of tissue.” The unborn are labeled as “fetus,” which is Latin for “offspring.” But, no woman calls their parents to say, “John and I are having a fetus!”
The word “choice” is a euphemism designed to make killing an unborn child equal “freedom.” Who could be against “choice?” Pro-life people are labeled “anti-choice.” The argument during slavery was, “I should have the freedom to choose to own a slave. Who are you to impose your anti-slavery morals on me?”
People reject being “pro-abortion” because abortion kills children and damages women. Pro-aborts “terminate a pregnancy” because it’s more clinical than “killing” or “aborting” a baby.
Euphemisms are critical for the pro-aborts to retain abortion on demand. Their name: “South Dakotans for Healthy Families” is even a euphemism. After all, “healthy families” don’t dismember their children in the womb.
After studying the South Dakota abortion petition and the ELCA Social Statment concerning abortion, I have been encouraging my South Dakota members to sign the petition and vote for limiting abortions in the upcoming election. While the ELCA Social Statment is not doctrine, it is meant to guide ELCA Lutherans in how they live out their faith. I encourage all South Dakota ELCA Lutherans to study the abortion petition and the ELCA Social Statment on abortion.
Yours in Christ, Rev. Eugene A. Anderson
The VoteYesForLife.com initiative has been criticized by our opposition for the rape exception, which states that the rape must be reported to qualify as a reason for an abortion. However, according to federal law, “child abuse, child molestation, sexual abuse, rape or incest” must be reported by family planning providers that receive Title X money! If our opposition had been obeying this law, what is the problem?
Current law states:
“SEC. 212. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no provider of services under title X of the Public Health Service Act shall be exempt from any State law requiring notification or the reporting of child abuse, child molestation, sexual abuse, rape, or incest.”
–PL108-199 (H.R. 2673)