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A Glimmer of Hope for Pro-Life Supporters in Oregon

A Glimmer of Hope for Pro-Life Supporters in Oregon

Show Summary: Oregon is the only state in the nation with zero pro-life laws. Tune in this week to hear some hope — and how one organization is fighting to turn the tide.



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Air Dates: Nov. 18 & 19, 2017 | Nichole Bentz & Kristan Hawkins

For pro-life Oregonians, Oregon’s governor, Kate Brown, has shown her true colors as former lobbyist for Planned Parenthood.  Through her leadership, Oregon passed an unfettered abortion law that allows for babies to be aborted up to the due date—and for any reason.  You don’t like the sex of the baby or if it’s just inconvenient, gone. To top it off, Oregon is making abortions free for women who can’t afford it—100% free, not even a dollar of co-pay.  That means pro-life taxpayers are forced to pay for abortions, including those who are not legal citizens.

But there is good news, even here in Oregon. And it’s from a surprising source: today’s youth.

Nichole Bents, NW Regional Coordinator of Students for Life
Nichole Bents, NW Regional Coordinator of Students for Life

We talk with Nichole Bentz (@RC_NicholeB), the NW Regional Director, and Kristan Hawkins, the president, both from Students for Life of America. This national organization is making terrific strides as they fight for the unborn. Tune in to find out the exciting and hopeful news, including the incredible numbers of today’s youth who are pro-life—and the reasons why they’re pro-life.

This is especially encouraging at a time when we’re witnessing what is happening on the national stage and what’s coming out of Hollywood. For decades, women have been objectified, as clearly played out in the Hollywood sex scandals of abuse.  It has bred a culture of no responsibility and abortion has given them a no-consequences escape from their actions and abuse.

Looking for a pro-life organization in Oregon? See our list of Oregon pro-life links

All babies are pro-lifeWe have a long way to go in Oregon but it has to start with small steps. The first is to stop the funding of free abortions using taxpayer dollars. Tune in to hear how you can help protect society’s most vulnerable: our unborn babies.

We start with the Oregon Regional Coordinator, Nichole Bentz (@RC_NicholeB), who describes her work on the college campuses in Oregon and tells us what she hears from students when they find out just how far this new abortion law goes.  She also tells our listeners what supports they offer and what listeners can do to support her in her ongoing work.  And be looking for those volunteer students to help support gathering petitions during the Christmas season.

Are you a pro-life college student and want to get involved? Head here to get started

Then we talk with Kristan Hawkins, Director of the national Students for Life.  She will discuss the Hollywood scandals and how they may impact a more pro woman support.

One of the most difficult and emotional pro-life challenges is when a woman becomes pregnant due to rape. Don’t miss her touching discussion on how Students for Life approaches these situations.

Exciting Pro-Life News!

Right now, volunteers in Oregon are working overtime to try and stop the taxpayer funding of this ugly new abortion law. As Students for Life head home on Christmas break, they’ll be bringing petitions with them to gather signatures to help stop the funding. Also, we’re pleased to announce that StoptheFunding.org is bringing out Mike Huckabee in late January (20th and 21st) to help with the signature gathering effort. So far, we can confirm he’ll be speaking in Portland, Salem, and Medford. Stay tuned for more details on locations and times!

Latest news on Mike Huckabee coming to Oregon can be found on the Stop the Funding Take Action page

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Show 5-31 Planned Parenthood Selling Body Parts

Show 5-31 Planned Parenthood Selling Body Parts

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Air Dates: Aug 1 & Aug 2, 2015 | Guests: Myrna Shaneyfelt, Steve Raycraft, & Allan Parker

This week, more videos showing Planned Parenthood selling body parts were released. We take a closer look at the abortion industry and how Planned Parenthood uses devious means to fight real “choice”.

The last few weeks have seen the release of citizen journalist videos that exposed Planned Parenthood selling body parts. Despite their denials, it’s clear that Planned Parenthood is getting money—call it kickbacks, commission, “reimbursed” or whatever—for selling fetal tissue.

Regardless of what you think of abortion itself, the videos showing Planned Parenthood executives and doctors haggling over body parts is, at the very least, disturbing if not outright ghoulish. But think about this: the so-called “mainstream media” has had more than 40 years to expose Planned Parenthood’s sale of body parts. And not one single investigation into this practice?

Right to Life in a Rabidly Pro-Abortion State

Maybe if babies were lions, they would get more attention from the press

Oregon is the only state in the nation that has zero additional restrictions on abortion other than those originally in Roe v. Wade. This means Oregonians in the pro-life movement face significant hurdles as they try to change the culture. But could some of those hurdles actually be illegal?

We talk with Steve Raycraft of Jackson County Right to Life and Myrna Shaneyfelt of Josephine County about the battle to protect the unborn in the most abortion friendly state in the nation. We’re especially honored to have Myrna join us, who was one of the original founders of the national Right to Life movement. Tune in to hear the challenges they face just to get into schools in Oregon to offer alternative viewpoints—and yet schools are opening the door to Planned Parenthood, giving them complete access, including Planned Parenthood’s educational and marketing material.

 The Shocking Planned Parenthood Videos

The videos showing Planned Parenthood selling body parts have shocked the nation. Even Hillary Clinton said the “images were disturbing.” Why? The images recently released showing torn apart babies are no different than images available 50 years ago. So why now? It’s because it a huge breach of trust. Planned Parenthood has been telling women, the American public, school children, and especially politicians that abortion merely destroys “blobs of tissue.” If that’s so, then why are there body parts to be sold? Blobs of tissue shouldn’t have organs to be sold. Or arms. Or eyes.

We talk with Allan Parker of The Justice Foundation about the first two videos and Planned Parenthood’s abortion industry. And unlike Planned Parenthood — or Hillary Clinton — we actually talk about the consequences and impacts on women’s lives. We also ask him about the potentially illegal activities by Oregon’s schools to deny access to alternative views.

It’s not about choice. It’s about marketing. Tune in to find out why.

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  • The Center Against Forced Abortions, (a project of The Justice Foundation) offers help for girls and women to protect them from boyfriends, husbands, parents, or others who want to force them or pressure them to get an abortion
  • How much is a baby’s life worth to PP? $313.29 That was their projected profit per life taken, according to a former clinic director