This week’s sudden focus on the repulsive new abortion-to-the-moment-of-birth-and-even-beyond law passed in New York, the efforts of some politicians to impose it elsewhere, and the disgusting celebrations over it have sparked a lot of great comments from my newsletter and website readers.
I’ve been particularly moved by the messages written by parents of Down syndrome children, who are appalled at the thought that these precious gifts from God were as disposable as Kleenex, and that their lives would have been better if they’d simply thrown them away. I want to make sure you see these comments, so I’m sharing three of them below. I thank these parents deeply for sharing their heartfelt thoughts with all of us, and for giving love and life to their children.
As for my thoughts on the value of every human life, including Down syndrome children, I shared them on my TBN TV show last March. Here is a video of that monologue, and sadly, it’s as timely now as it was nearly a year ago.
I’d also like to give a shout-out to a special friend of mine, Wendy Davis, who is Down Syndrome and in her thirties. She is as beautiful a human being as I’ve ever known. I’d much rather be around her than the leftists who don’t think she is worthy of life. She brightens the day of everyone who is around her.
Dear Governor Huckabee:
On behalf of my wife, Anne, and myself, thank you for your beautiful comments regarding children with Down Syndrome and their right to life on The Story With Martha MacCallum. I have a beautiful 13 year daughter named Regan who has Down Syndrome. She was recently featured at the end of the March for Life 2019 video, Unique From Day One. We attended the March this year and had the thrill of having over 100,000 Pro Life people chanting “Regan Regan” as she was introduced on stage after the video was played. What a thrill for us as parents to see all the love pouring out for our daughter.
Again, thank you for your supportive comments in your interview, it meant a lot to us.
Lastly, we are big fans of your daughter, Sarah, as well. She does a terrific job! God Bless!
Thank you for your thoughts on late-term abortions especially when you you stated that the child with Downs Syndrome is as valuable as the football team captain. My wife and I were exited young parents at 23 years old when my first son was diagnosed with Down's Syndrome. We were so young and for many years it was very challenging for us. Kenny is now in his thirties and loved by almost all that come in contact with him. He is polite , thoughtful and so funny. I am amazed to watch him interact with all races without any biases or preconceptions. He sees the inner beauty in people unlike those set to out to dispose babies that are not perfect. He will never be a doctor but he could do a better job than some politicians. He is amazing! He is Fun! However, we may have never got to know how special Kenny is if we had the option of late term abortion. After-all we were young, ignorant, and impressionable and the pressure of society may have steered us in a different direction. Thank God , there wasn't that option to make a horrific mistake of aborting someone who today is so loved and special to so many people. Keep on fighting for what is Right!! Thank you so much!! ...Ken
Hi Governor Huckabee; I'm a mother of a 17 year old son with Down syndrome. My husband and I knew that our son, John, would be born with Down syndrome when I had a prenatel test done during pregnancy. When we received the news that John would be born with an extra chromosome, our doctor advised us that we had time to terminate and he said that he was sorry. We were devastated and sort spiritual help from our family and parish pastor. Our son was born healthy. We love him so much. I'm saddened that society today can even consider terminating these beautiful people. God put my son on this earth for a reason to show his family, friends and strangers that life is special and joyful. He shows that to me every day. I could never see life without him. I pray to God that future mothers that are given the diagnosis of Down syndrome while carrying their beautiful babies will consider life rather than a poor medical excuse to terminate their pregnancy. Thank you Governor Huckabee;
Let’s also throw a big salute to actor Ashton Kutcher, for having the guts and the moral character to risk his career in Hollywood to take a stand for the sanctity of life. In a Facebook post he titled, “Everyone’s life is valuable,” he shared a video of Special Olympian and actor Frank Stephens speaking before Congress in 2017 about the tragic trend of women being encouraged to abort babies with Down syndrome.
Stephens told Congress that “the people pushing this particular 'final solution' are saying that people like me should not exist,” but "whatever you learn today, please remember this: I am a man with Down syndrome and my life is worth living."
There’s much more at the link. Please click to watch the full inspiring video and read the whole story. If you’ve seen it before, then watch it again. It’s a message that desperately needs to be stated over and over at this dark moment in history, when some people are abusing government power to devalue human life. And thanks to Ashton Kutcher, for bravely using his popular social media platform to spread this message, which has now generated over 100,000 shares.
If you’d like to hear more from Frank Stephens, here is an interview he gave to “Fox & Friends.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center (which claims to be a monitor of “hate groups,” but which I believe is possibly the best-funded hate group in America) already had to pay a $3.375 million settlement to a group that opposes Islamic extremism for falsely labeling it as an “extremist group.” That emboldened other mainstream Christian and conservative groups that have been defamed by the SPLC to prepare legal actions. But one particular new lawsuit must really have the SPLC quaking (I won’t call them Quakers, since they probably think that’s a hate group, too.)
A Baltimore attorney who was branded as a “neo-Nazi lawyer” by the SPLC is suing them on nine counts, including not only defamation but racketeering (under the RICO Act), mail and wire fraud, making false statements on tax forms and other violations. The attorney says the SPLC's article attacking him referenced documents stolen from a white nationalist group for which the SPLC paid.
Receiving and paying for stolen documents is not only illegal, it’s an ethics violation that could cost the SPLC its 501c3 “public interest group” status. Being accused of bias and libel apparently doesn’t faze them, but the thought of losing their tax-exempt status must have terrified them because they’ve just hired one of the best defamation defense attorneys in America. I’m sure he’s also one of the most expensive, so all you donors to the SPLC should know that the money you give to fight “hate” is not only being spent to mislabel and destroy legitimate mainstream religious and conservative groups but also to defend the SPLC’s right to break the law while doing it.
In its latest smackdown of Vladimir Putin, the Trump Administration announced that the US will withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia. Both the Trump Administration and the EU accuse Russia of violating the arms treaty for years, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned in December that the US would withdraw in 60 days if Russia didn’t stop violating it. It looks as if Trump is making good on his threat.
You know, if Putin really is Trump’s “puppet master” as Democrats keep telling us, he sure is doing a lousy job of keeping his strings untangled.
Despite worries about the government shutdown harming the economy (because we all know that the government fuels the economy and not the other way around), U.S. employers added a whopping 304,000 jobs in January, far more than expected. Wages also rose by three cents an hour, for a one-year average 3.2% increase, or 85 cents an hour.
Someone tell Cory Booker that if he’s really running for President because he wants to create a country “where parents can put food on the table; where there are good-paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood,” then he doesn’t have to go to the bother. Trump is already doing that for him.
Meme of the Day: Two pictures that are worth more than a thousand words to describe how far the moral standards of New York’s abortion-embracing leaders have sunk over the past half-century or so.
More news you were never supposed to see: President Trump recently held a roundtable discussion with Hispanic pastors from all over the US. One of them, Pastor Ramiro Peña, presented Trump with a letter of support from 150 Hispanic Evangelical leaders and said this:
“One thing you have not done, Mr. President, is manufacture a humanitarian crisis. It's real and although many people began to declare repeatedly that this is a 'manufactured' crisis, being a pastor from Texas, I can tell you the human suffering that's been going on for many decades has hit a fever pitch, and I'm grateful that you have shown leadership to recognize it, to call it out and to actually do something about it.”
Miami Pastor Guillermo Maldonado said, “We’re here to support you, Mr. President. You know, there’s misconception in the public, thinking that our community is for illegal immigration. There’s a misconception also that we want open borders. And dealing with people every single day, I see that our community supports what you’re doing…That misconception that Spanish people want open borders, they want no laws, that’s not true. We’re here to support you, and what you’re doing is great. The lowest unemployment for Spanish people — 4 percent — that’s incredible. We pray for you.”
The Media Research Center notes that the Washington Times was one of the few media outlets that covered this event. Not a single national Spanish-language newscast covered it. Gee, I wonder why?
It appears that the Democrats still refuse to learn the lesson of Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016: Just because your friends in the media refuse to cover your problems (Trump’s popularity, Hillary’s unlikability, her weakness in the Rust Belt, her ethical and security violations with her email server, etc.), that doesn’t mean they disappear. In fact, liberal media bias actually does a disservice to Democrats by leaving them misinformed, unprepared, overconfident and shocked when their chickens come home to roost.
Also From The “Much Ado About Nothing” Desk: The New York Times ran an interview Thursday with President Trump in which he said that outgoing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein assured his attorneys that he was "not a subject" or "target" in the Mueller investigation. He also denied discussing the proposed Trump Tower in Moscow project late into his campaign and said he never spoke to his longtime adviser Roger Stone about WikiLeaks.
Cue the countdown for Adam Schiff to start demanding an investigation to comb through Stone’s phone records, text messages and carrier pigeon scrolls.
At the link, Mark Theissen makes the case for former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz running for President – not because he has a chance of winning as an Independent, because that won’t happen. But because his criticisms of the Democrats might force them to pull back from their lurch to the loony-left, such as embracing socialist giveaway schemes that would cost $42.5 trillion (double the national debt), all ludicrously paid for by taxing the “tippy-top” earners.
Here’s the problem: if he runs and attacks the Democrats from the right, he might also draw votes away from Trump. And if he pulls a Perot and helps elect a Democrat, how long do you think any of their campaign promises not to govern like a loony leftist would last? For reference, I draw your attention to New York, where the new Democratic majority has been in power for all of one month and has already legalized killing babies in the ninth month of pregnancy.