June 8, 2012

1) Gendercide in Arizona. This week, Live Action released a video showing Arizona abortion clinic workers knowingly arranging sex-selection abortions, in direct violation of Arizona law.

In the videos seen here, a Live Action actor informs the abortion clinics that she wishes to abort her child if it is a girl. In both cases, the abortion clinic workers promise to ignore this reasoning, and they then coach her on how to lie on the informed consent paperwork to conceal the illegal abortion.

This is the third video released by Live Action that shows an unsettling willingness by abortion clinics to perform abortions based solely on the preborn child’s sex. Because this video was shot in Arizona where sex-selection abortions are illegal, it also reveals a complete disregard for Arizona law.

Visit Live Action’s website ProtectOurGirls.com to discover more about what Live Action has termed “Gendercide.”

2) Thirty Years and Counting. Last Tuesday, June 5 marked thirty years since I said “I do” to my best friend, my husband, my helpmate for life. Looking back over the last 30 years, I am in awe over how the Lord has blessed my marriage and life.

Often times in the political debate, people lose sight of the goodness and benefits of marriage, but there is a reason that millions of Americans across our country are so passionately standing in defense of true marriage. It is the lifelong union of one man and one woman that is at the very foundation of our society.

In the Why Marriage Matters issue brief on AZPolicyPages.com, you can read the many studies that show men, women, and children are happier and have a better opportunity to succeed in an intact household.

I can attest to the fact that marriage is life-giving, and is worth fighting for.

3) Marriage Amendments. Whether marriage is redefined will be on the ballots in four states this fall: Washington, Maine, Maryland, and Minnesota. Minnesota citizens will vote on defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman – similar to the 2008 Arizona marriage amendment.

A day before the state of Washington’s same-sex “marriage” law was to take effect, more than 200,000 signatures were filed to send the issue to the ballot in November. At issue will be whether voters will uphold or overturn a measure passed by the Washington legislature that allowed same-sex “marriage.”

Similarly, in Maryland, more than 100,000 signatures were filed to allow the voters to decide rather than the legislature. Maine citizens also will vote on whether they support same-sex “marriages.” No state has ever approved a ballot measure allowing same-sex “marriage.”

4) Prop. 8 Litigation Update. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit declined to do a full-panel review of its earlier decision that struck down the marriage amendment approved by 7 million California voters in 2008. The next likely stop for Prop. 8 will be the U.S. Supreme Court. Stay tuned.


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