Important leadership planning meeting

If you want to see this pro-life group continue to save lives on campus, come to this meeting!

In order to keep this group alive we need leaders.  We need people who take their pro-life conviction seriously, who can commit to a weekly planning meeting, who want to put their talents to good use (math, speaking skills, creativity, people skills, computer skills, advertising, hospitality/fun people, athletic people, science experts, etc.), and most of all – who are committed to bringing a culture of life to UWF with this group.

We Need You!

What good is a pro-life belief unless it is used?  How can any lives be saved if we don’t use our knowledge, influence, resources, and talent to help change our world to be a better place?  Let’s face it, being pro-life is not enough.   I’m sure a lot of people were against the Nazi death camps during WWII, but only the people who acted to hide Jews, free Jews, and convert Nazis actually made a dent in the culture of death during the Holocaust.  Will you be an abortion abolitionist in our day and age?

Why lead?

You can learn a lot from being active in our group.  Basically you have the opportunity to take what you learn in the classroom and put it into real action in a life-saving event!  What could be better?  (Not to mention the benefit this experience will help with your future career and highlight it can bring to your portfolio.)  Who wouldn’t want to hire an intelligent, go-getter, who cares about life?

The leadership planning meeting is Thursday, 4PM, Rm 255 in the upstairs Commons.

At the meeting, we will sign up for leadership positions.  These positions will be voted on and then the leaders will receive training.  The actual leadership position will not officially begin until the fall, but practice and learning will take place over the spring semester.  Once the leaders have been nominated, they will decide on a planning meeting time that works for the leaders’ schedule.

***If for some reason you want to be considered and cannot attend the meeting, please respond to this email.  You can still apply for a leadership position if you are unable to attend.  Please attend if at all possible- but again, if you can’t, respond to this email.

Contextual Morality

Today I met a woman who believed abortion should be legal because “life is just not perfect” and there are too many tragic circumstances that necessitate abortion.  Like what?  Like the tragedy of rape, incest, and young mothers.  This idea of contextual morality is all too rampant at UWF.  I saw it in my ethics class and I’ve heard it from every pro-abortion person I’ve spoken with.

What is contextual morality?  In a nutshell, it means you and I have human rights until it becomes inconvenient.  For ex:  Rape is wrong, but is excusable when a man ‘just can’t help himself’.  Or, child abuse is wrong, except when parents are stressed out. Thus, contextual morality does NOT guarantee protection from human rights violations.  It merely advocates human rights when its politically correct to do so, but when faced with the pressures of real life – contextual morality is a cop out, a wuss, flip-flop, a COWARD.

Morality must be consistent.  Otherwise it is unfair.  How can anything be called “ethical” or “moral” if it is not “just”?

You will most likely encounter people like this at UWF.  Be prepared for the false compassion of those who are concerned about one victim but inhuman towards another.  They see the tragedy of a rape victim but fail to acknowledge the tragedy of mass millions of slaughtered unborn children.  How do you respond to a moral contextualist?  You do not allow them to dehumanize the unborn in the conversation.  They must must must acknowledge who (plural) they are talking about.

When they talk about a victim of rape who has been impregnated, they must be reminded they are speaking about a victim of rape and a newly conceived innocent child.  Don’t allow them to pit the child against the mother.  Both are innocent. They must FIRST be convinced that you also see the tragedy of the mother and bemoan this atrocity.  How could we not??  At the same time, they need to also see the innocence of this newly conceived child, who should not be punished for something he or she could not help.  Then they need to know that peace is the answer.  Killing never heals.

They need to know that unfortunately nothing can erase the victim’s memory of the crime – not even abortion.  The damage has been done, the criminal must be punished to the full extent of the law and the victim needs to receive protection and healing.  Abortion only adds another trauma to the victim.  Rather than forgetting that she became pregnant, she will always remember the day she took the life of her child.  This does no justice to the mother.  A peaceful solution is to give the child up for adoption.  When a victim gives birth, she has the solace that despite the terrible manner in which she was impregnated, she can squelch the violence that began with her oppressor by giving the precious gift of this child to a gracious barren couple.  By the way, this is NOT something I’ve thought up myself, it is what victims of rape have already said about their experience choosing life.

Remember, any “compassion” that advocates murder is false compassion.  If we want an end to the violence of rape and incest, we will end it through laws that protect victims and punish offenders.

May peace reign in our hearts, in our actions, and soon in our society!

GAP was AMAZING!

When has the topic of abortion ever
been talked about more than it was
this Monday and Tuesday?

Our group does countless projects to help save lives, yet I would have to say this single event has been the most powerful at bringing the tragedy of abortion to the forefront of students’ minds.  The Great Pink Elephant that NOBODY wants to look at was UNVEILED!

Did everyone have a perfect transformation?  No. I don’t think that is realistic considering many students have been taught a lie for a long time, and recovery to the truth takes some time.  What was crucial was that students were faced with the truth, clear and easy to see.  They saw the picture of the victims of abortion.  The truth about abortion’s violence is hard to ignore when the bloody reality of it is silently displayed for all to see.  I would say that those who did not admit to a full change of heart will have a hard time feeling confident in their pro-abortion stance from here on because they will forever remember what that action looks like in reality.  I repeat my sidewalk chalk message:  If abortion is okay, why are we afraid to look at it?

Not only did this event force everyone on campus to confront the reality of abortion, but it enabled us to distribute information about the Alpha Center to countless students and even brought quite a few new members into our group!  People repeatedly remarked at how peaceful, conversation-inspiring, and honest this event was.  This was our goal in supporting the event. This is Genocide Awareness Project’s goal in every event they do.  We thank them for providing this event to us FREE OF CHARGE. Many of their volunteers traveled all the way from Canada to help put this on.

Thank you everyone who attended the event, all who helped man our Alpha Center and Students for Life tables, and all who took the opportunity to practice pro-life apologetics at the event.  Most of all, thank you GAP event members, you are truly changing hearts and minds!

Check out these videos and pictures from the event:


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GAP at UWF: Take Advantage of This Great Opportunity!

As you all know, the Genocide Awareness Project has their display setup on the Cannon Greens at UWF.

They will be here for just one more day!

UWF Students for Life is the first pro-life student group UWF has ever had. This is also the first time any project like GAP has come to UWF. We have the unique opportunity to change hearts and minds in a place and way that they never have been before!

Many people know that graphic images are a large part of GAP’s strategy. Graphic images of abortion are a touchy subject, and for good reason. The act depicted in them is demonic and disgusting. But we need to remember that the images are not wrong. The act is wrong. The images are merely showing the act for what it is. It hurts to see them, but the images can never harm anyone. Abortion on the other hand, absolutely does and will.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, 44% of the 1.2 million yearly abortions occur among college-age women (18-24). That’s 528,000 abortions each year involving college-age women. These are our class-mates. These are our friends. We have a duty to them and their children to save them from the grief, complications, pain, and death that abortion brings.

Slavery, segregation, and the holocaust of WWII were all ignored by many people until they saw what they looked like. By the most conservative estimates, every minute abortion is legal, two children are violently murdered. We have to show people the truth to prevent abortion from lasting even one minute longer.

Here’s a video from the great organization that is making this project possible:

Please join us out on the Cannon Greens at UWF tomorrow (Feb 15th) from 9am to 4pm!

Stop by and spend any time you have in between classes or stay the whole day!

Come out and take a stand for life!

Tammy’s story

Tammy Holly – Michigan

At the age of 17, I found out that I was pregnant. One of my parents took me to a private physician who performed a first-trimester suction abortion on me. The abortion had been prearranged and was paid for with the bloody sum of $250.00.

I was told the procedure was very simple with minimal pain and that it would be over in a matter of minutes. I was also told there would be nothing to worry about after it was over.

I was not warned that there are physical, mental, or emotional risks attached to this abortion procedure. I was not shown any fetal development pictures or told anything about fetal development. Rather, I was told my baby was just “a blob of tissue.”

On the day of my abortion, the doctor did ask me if I wanted to go through with it. I said “NO”. He informed me that I should talk to my parent who had brought me. My parent was pressing for the abortion and had prearranged it so I felt like a frightened, trapped animal that had been backed into a corner. Pressure to abort my baby also came from the doctor’s office as they told me they only did the procedure up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. I was 11 weeks along.

The “so called” simple procedure was extremely painful for me, having only been given a shot to make me slightly drowsy. I screamed at the sound of the suction machine only to have three nurses hold me down and tell me I needed to be quiet so I wouldn’t disturb others waiting outside the room.

I left that day feeling empty, torn apart, abused and totally violated. Immediately following the abortion, intense grief and sadness overtook me,

and I contemplated suicide because of “my choice” to buckle under pressure.

Two years later, I married the father of my aborted child even though the relationship had many red flags of abuse. After marriage, I became pregnant only to miscarry at 12 weeks. I was never informed of the risk of miscarriage following an abortion.

The first live birth of my son was very difficult because I was not able to bond with him and found myself being abusive to him as an infant.

My abortion affected me in several areas: Physical through miscarriage, sexual dysfunction, anniversary reactions of illness that coincided to the abortion date, self-destructive habits of weight loss, and no care or concern for my appearance. I became a workaholic so I did not have to think about the abortion.

I will always have the memory of a child who could have been and should have been. That will never go away. Abortion hurts and victimizes women. Abortion hurt me, and I refuse to be silent. America needs to know the truth about the devastation of abortion and how it hurts women and others.

Many areas in my life were messed up and broken. I didn’t know how to fix them until I decided to let Jesus Christ take control of my life. He is the ultimate and only One who can heal any woman from the pain and destruction of abortion. Jesus can set anyone free from the pain of abuse and bondage, and He is faithful to His Word. He is the healer and restorer of all things.

Tammy is the Michigan State Leader of Operation Outcry and is the coordinator of an abortion recovery ministry at a local pregnancy care center, where she also served as director for six years and volunteer for twenty-one years.

Baby saved today!

What happens when people lovingly stand outside an abortion clinic to pray? Lives get saved.  Enough said.

Today was so exciting! In the morning, after seeing the 40 Days for Life email about abortions being done today (at the 9 Mile abortion mill), I stood resolved to finally get out there to pray again.  When I got in my car, however, it started making really weird loud sounds and the tail pipe was blowing white smoke.  I almost didn’t go on account of this as we have generally been having oddities with our car lately… but I said a prayer to St. Christopher and promised myself I’d just listen to the car to see what is going on with it at least.  When I got to the abortion clinic, I honestly felt out of place.  I hadn’t been out there in a while and didn’t really know what to do.

As usual, Mark got me updated on some news for a few minutes and just as I was getting my brains together about what to do there – a girl walked out in front of us.  Mark and I were stunned.  Accustomed to being flicked off and ignored, I quickly asked her if she needed help, not expecting anything to happen.  To my surprise, she stopped, looked at us and told us she couldn’t go through with it.  I then noticed a tiny picture that looked like an ultrasound of a baby in her hand.  She said she didn’t go through with it.

Mark and I immediately rejoiced.  He told her she should bring the baby back here when he’s born and then asked how old the baby was.  She said, 8 weeks.  I was so excited for her I gave her a hug and said “You’re a mother!”  She then said “I don’t know what I’m going to do.”  I said, do you need help?  There’s tons of help at the Alpha Center: diapers, maternity clothes, etc….  She looked at me stunned, “Really??”  I was like “YA!”  “Come with me and I will take you there right now, they’re right down the street!”  She was so happy but still in utter shock.  She had seen Mark’s picture of abortion and heard him say “Don’t go in there” – this she told me was like the Holy Spirit speaking to her.  When she heard the nurse tell her she was 8 weeks along, she seemed to have snapped out of it and knew she couldn’t do this.

After receiving help and support and love from pro-lifers today, this lovely mother had changed from sad and lost to utterly happy and joyful.  There is nothing more rewarding in the pro-life movement than this – to see a person transformed from despair to hope.  What a treasure God has given us today.  One more precious life SPARED!

Lastly, I want to leave you all with this truth.  This mother said that because people were out there praying for her – she had the courage to leave the abortion clinic.  If we weren’t there, she probably would have gone through with it.  Seeing how hard she hurt today over just having walked into the abortion clinic and almost had the abortion, this poor woman would have been in a horrific state had she gone through with it.

You and I know there is help, we care, and we know what abortion does.  We need to get out of our comfort zones and do what we know is right.  Be the hope that someone needs in crisis.  Trust me.  You’ll never regret it.

Planned Parenthood Aids Pimp’s Underage Sex Ring

As a lot of you may know, Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the United States (300,000+ per year).  You may also know that they receive your tax payer dollars; over 300 million every year.

But did you know that their clinics all over the U.S. have been repeatedly spotlighted by liveaction.org for seriously violating numerous laws?

Below you can view Live Action’s most recent video that exposes Planned Parenthood covering up, providing discounts, and giving business advice for the sex trafficking of minors: