A New Year’s Resolution for conservatives: Make 2012 the year of the unborn

My latest from Washington Times Communities

SAN DIEGO, December 31, 2011 — New Year’s is a time of renewal and reflection. As Americans say goodbye to 2011—the good, the wonderful, the bad, and the ugly—they must go into 2012 with optimism.

Why not make 2012 a great year?

Whether it is losing weight, rekindling friendships, finding a job, or being a better individual, New Year’s resolutions can go a long way if people fully commit to them.

Those of us who are politically conservative have a few resolutions of our own.

Conservatives are wholly committed to replacing President Obama with a new president in 2012, along with winning more Senate seats and maintaining a majority in the House of Representatives. Furthermore, conservatives want to create a business-friendly climate and promote American exceptionalism in the upcoming year. More importantly, conservatives also desire to stand up for life, tradition, and personal responsibility.

Come 2012, conservatives must stand for the rights of the unborn.

This past year, the pro-life movement successfully challenged the abortion industry and won. Most pointedly, pro-life activists exposed corruption, misuse of taxpayer dollars, and other instances of abuse at Planned Parenthood offices across the nation.

2011 will be regarded as the year Planned Parenthood flinched at the sight of a growing pro-life American populace. A Gallup poll released in May showed that more Americans find abortion morally wrong, although 49 percent identify as “pro-choice” and 45 percent identify as “pro-life” when asked about their stance on the issue. Moreover, young Americans have flocked to the pro-life movement.

Gallup’s Lydia Saad wrote, “Americans are rather conservative in their stance on abortion, with 61% now preferring that abortion be legal in only a few circumstances or no circumstances. By contrast, 37% want abortion legal in all or most circumstances.”

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a comprehensive measure to defund Planned Parenthood. The Pence Amendment—which was heralded by Republican lawmakers—successfully passed in the House but failed to muster enough votes in the Senate.

Although this bold effort failed to pass in the Senate, pro-lifers were able to usher in other victories on the legislative front.

Notable successes included the following:

Approximately nine states successfully defunded Planned Parenthood of over 61.2 million taxpayer dollars, according to Susan B. Anthony List.

States passed 83 laws restricting the practice of abortion.

15 state governments now support pro-life legislation.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius denied over-the-counter sales of emergency contraceptive Plan B.

LiveAction president and pro-life advocate Lila Rose reflected on the past year’s accomplishments in the rapidly growing movement to protect life.

In 2012, conservatives and other pro-life advocates must deter their pro-abortion cohorts from misusing tax payer dollars.

From 2009-2010, Planned Parenthood received over 487 million dollars (46 percent of its budget)  from American taxpayers to fund abortions, which comprise 91 percent of total services performed by the “family-planning” organization.

Washington Times’ Kerry Pickett wrote, “SBA List goes further saying that in the PPFA report, ‘46% of PPFA’s annual revenue ($487,400,000) comes from U.S. taxpayers in the form of government grants, contracts & Medicaid reimbursements.'”

“In 2010, abortion procedures made up 91% (329,445) of Planned Parenthood’s services for pregnant women, while prenatal services and adoption referrals account for only 8.6% (31,098) and 0.2% (841), respectively,” she added.

Those who support abortion, namely Planned Parenthood and similar activists, condone a cause with deadly undertones.

Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, was a staunch advocate of eugenics.

She once wrote, “In this matter, the example of the inferior classes, the fertility of the feeble-minded, the mentally defective, the poverty-stricken classes, should not be held up for emulation…”

Sanger also advocated population control and wrote, “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

Similarly, Planned Parenthood claims to be a resource for family planning and women’s health. In actuality, it is only interested in profiting from abortion services.

Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood employee, elaborated on this: “Planned Parenthood’s bottom line is numbers. And, with abortion as its primary money-maker, that means implementing a quota. I know this is true because I worked at one of their Texas clinics for 8 years, two as the clinic director.”

Johnson also wrote, “Planned Parenthood is also spending a lot of money convincing its primary income providers – taxpayers – that its highest priority is women’s health and safety.  Live Action and the Expose Planned Parenthood coalition released numerous undercover videos showing clinic staff aiding and abetting alleged sex traffickers in exploiting underage girls – some as young as 14.”

Life is a sacred right afforded to all Americans, as enumerated in the Declaration of Independence. Why not allow more babies to live in 2012?

As conservatives—as pro-lifers—we must ensure that 2012 is met with more successes to protect the rights of the unborn.

“Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.” – Ronald Reagan

Pray for Justen Charters’ Health This Christmas Season

My friend and fellow activist Justen Charters, who hails from Oregon, is in need of many prayers and wishes this holiday season. For over 17 months, he has been battling a debilitating (albeit unknown) condition that has take a toll on his health.

Charters is an upstanding young man. At 24, he has accomplished quite a bit on the activist front.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with him on Restoring Courage U.S. – which was a national grassroots movement I spearheaded with Nicole Pearce of UMass – Boston to stand with Israel last summer in conjunction with Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Courage” events in Israel.

Justen is a phenomenal activist, as well. He has done a great deal exposing “Occupy Portland” and similar leftists shenanigans in Oregon. He should be applauded for his work. More importantly, we need him to get better to continue his work!

This Christmas season, if you can, please pray for him and his health.

Also, please spread his video around and possibly suggest him to a doctor that could diagnose his condition. Thank you!

Obama’s Ridiculous Christmas Wish: Convert Your Conservative Relatives This Holiday Season!

There is a video floating around from the Obama campaign that targets conservatives.

Here’s more from The Blaze:

The Obama campaign released a new YouTube video on Tuesday just in time for the season entitled, “Home for the Holidays: Share Why You’re Working to Re-elect President Obama.”

Going back and forth between a collage of young 2008 Obama voters from different backgrounds now working on the campaign, each individual tells his or her story of propagandizing conservative family members, and encourages you to preach the same this Christmas — I mean holiday season.

Watch the video below:

The Implications of Sperm Donor Dads

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In an age where marriage, family, and Judeo-Christian values are under siege, it is important to pose the alternative. With contraceptives, abortion, and other unorthodox practices readily available and accepted, sperm donors should not come as a surprise.

In my time at college, I have seen ads in my university paper calling for egg or sperm donors. Most college newspapers advertise the same services. They entertain offers to make bank by giving sperm or eggs to labs for research and/or  “humanitarian” causes.

In a time where students need money, this seems like a good prospect. Why not – give your sperm off  through little to no effort and make money! How awesome is that?

Nevertheless, do students who partake in this understand the implications of their actions? Do they understand how many children they may potentially father?

My sister Anna Maria Hoffman, who also contributes to TheCollegeConservative, expounds on this unethical and equally demoralizing practice in her column “Sperm Donor Daddy: The Breakdown of Society“:

“On September 12, 2011, Style Exposed aired a program called “Sperm Donor”, which features 33-year old Ben Siesler, a man who has fathered 74 children. When he was in law school at George Mason University, he donated to a local sperm bank for three years and never knew he fathered so many children until recently. For each month he donated his sperm, he received $900. Throughout the documentary, he has trouble telling his fiancée Lauren about his 74 children, while they both discuss wedding plans and the possibility of having children of their own in the near future.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Wishes Christians Merry Christmas

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The hawkish and equally revered Benjamin Netanyahu released a video wishing all Christians a Merry Christmas.

Although Israel maintains that it is a Jewish state, Christians and Muslims can equally practice their faiths there.

It is refreshing to hear someone of Netanyahu’s stature issue a message like this.

Don’t be a grinch this holiday season…say Merry Christmas!

 

Tim Tebow Should Terrify Moral Relativists

Whether you love him or hate him, Denver Broncos phenom quarterback Tim Tebow is a force to be reckoned with.

Regardless of how one views Tebow’s playing style—whether or not it is amenable to one’s tastes or preferences—they should reconcile his sportsmanship with his righteous character.

It is apparent that the sensational (and equally accomplished) 24-year-old football star faces unmitigated scrutiny from the media.

What exactly has he perpetrated that beckons their attention, one might ask?

He does not sag his pants, break the law, or immortalize superficiality like the delinquents of MTV’s Jersey Shore.  Nor has he impregnated multiple girls or faced any domestic violence charges. Furthermore, he has not burned American flags, denounced capitalism, or defecated in public like his unhinged “Occupy Wall Street” cohorts.

If Tebow is a positive influence, then why is he hated by many?

The answer: he is a Good Samaritan and equally God-fearing guy—qualities that are loathed and admonished in a culture defined by Cultural Marxism.

USA Today’s Larry Touton writes, “He is clean-cut, articulate, humble, gracious in victory, hard-working, and, if that weren’t enough, he’s a humanitarian. No, not one of those “humanitarians” who does his giving in the public eye, but a humanitarian who gives quietly in the orphanages of the Philippines.”

He further expounds on anti-Tebowites: “Their dislike for Tim Tebow is not, as they would have us believe, about his throwing motion or his completion percentage; it’s all about his open professions of faith and his goody-two shoes image. When it comes right down to it, we don’t want heroes who are truly good. We want them to fail the occasional drug test or start a bar fight from time to time. It makes us feel better about ourselves.”

As a result, disdain for Tebow is best attributed to his conservative upbringing and views.

Continue reading at TheCollegeConservative

Also featured on FreeRepublic and cross-posted on RedState.