Sitting On The Sidelines

Some, or many of you have probably witnessed a fight at some point in your life.  Others were the ones throwing the punches.  For the most part, the fights were probably petty, over girl/boyfriends or some other dopey reason to waste a lot of energy and/or blood.

Then there are those fights where you feel like you are trying to prevent someone from doing you serious harm.  I had the unfortunate experience of having to defend myself, or fear for my well-being, a lot until I graduated from high school.

I can tell you from experience that stopping the other person/people from hurting you badly is something that really gets the heart pounding, fast, & loud.

I remember the people on the sidelines, yelling "Punch him in the face!" & "Beat him up!."  Actually you don't hear much when you're in a fight, you're too busy trying to survive it without a bloody nose, busted jaw or missing tooth.  And remember, your heart is pounding, fast & loud.

One time, this guy I was fighting was really angry & it was all I could do to hold him off.  By the way, I didn't like hitting people in the face, and because of that, some fights were probably prolonged.  Anyway, suddenly, someone grabbed me from behind & yelled for the others to do the same to the other guy.

That didn't happen.  What did happen is the guy I was fighting saw his opportunity & came charging at me, fists flying.  I turned as much as I could, but it's hard to defend yourself with someone holding both arms behind your back.  Fortunately I broke loose & managed to defend myself until the fight was broken up.

Sometimes, in the pro-life movement, I can sense people holding my arms, weakening my defense for the unborn.  It's sad that people view the fight for the unborn as a competition.  Lives are lost, no, people are killed because of this petty behavior.

Let me move on to the "Tell me how you really feel" part of this story.  Pro-life is an action, not a word.  If all you do is talk about how bad abortion is, or if all you do is tell people you are pro-life, then I have some strong words for you.

To sit on the sidelines while people are dying is pathetic.  There is no excuse.  Four thousand people in America are killed every day by their mothers, inside what is supposed to be the most protected place in the world, the womb.

There is no middle and there is no neutral.  If you aren't actively engaged in the pro-life movement, you ARE pro-abortion. Not only that, even if you are only donating money, that's not good enough. This isn't like a real war where you have to worry about being shot at. There are plenty of things you can do, like call for life every month. No if, ands or buts. Everyone can do both, and no part/sum is too small.

Thirty-two years ago, on a Friday, I was celebrating the news that I was going to be a dad.  I partied through the weekend with my friends & was amazed at the miracle of life.  On Monday, I found out my girlfriend was forced by her parents to have an abortion.

I couldn't believe what mankind was capable of & never really knew what abortion was, until my child, my girlfriend, our friends & our families became just another set of statistics.

I felt like I had lost the biggest fight in my life, & I never even had a chance to swing a fist.  There's nothing so final as someone telling you your child is dead, even if you never met her.

During Nazi Germany, Germans sat on the sidelines & millions died. During the times of slavery & civil rights abuses, many died & were oppressed and Americans sat on the sidelines.  Now, 50 million people are killed every single year around the world and billions of people are sitting on the sidelines.

How about you?

Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Glenn Beck,  church leaders & all of you so-called "conservatives", if you are not a part of the solution, you are a big part of the problem.  I don't care what you MIGHT be doing behind the scenes.  The conservative media all rose up against President Bush's immigration bill and ended  it. You can do the same with abortion.  

Speeches don't count.  Millions of people are looking for church and conservative media for leadership, yet you are AWOL.

Now for the good news.  None of us are forced to be on the sidelines, we choose to be there, and that's something we can quickly & easily change, and if you're a Christian, you know Who to ask for help.

I believe the reason almost all pro-life activists are Christian is because Christ picked us.  I'm honored to be one of his grunts.  He picked you too, but maybe you just don't know it yet.

We can end abortion.  We will end abortion.  When it happens, will you be able to look your children in the eyes & say "I was there.  Christ picked me to save His children, and I served him with honor."

Pro-Life Unity

United We Stand - Divided They Die

Peter Shinn
Pro-Life Unity

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Mark 4:29 (Pt. 2)  Thought/Prayer:  Ripened Fruit Harvested.  Topics:  2 at end.

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New Stanek column, “Sex and consequences: Link between pro-gay and pro-abortion agendas”

Homosexual and AIDS activists heckled President Obama during a Democrat fundraiser in New York on Sept. 22, complaining about the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy and inadequate AIDS funding.

Obama responded that his administration had increased AIDS funding and offensively added, "The people [who] will potentially take over if we don't focus on the election, I promise you, will cut AIDS funding," as if that really would happen, as if Republicans really want those afflicted with AIDS to die. Obama's comment was no different than one made by boorish Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson, who accused Republicans opposing Obamacare of wanting sick people to "die quickly."

Here's video of the heckling and remark...

In fact, worldwide AIDS funding increased dramatically under President Bush.... And Obama flatlined that funding.

But I digress. The point is that we know the most prevalent cause of AIDS in the U.S. is men having sex with men. The Centers for Disease Control has just released tragic new statistics...

The fact is, men having sex with men is bad for their health. The prevalence of AIDS is just one indicator.

Likewise, promiscuous heterosexual sex is bad for one's health, leading to a prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases - some incurable, like herpes; some incurable and deadly, like AIDS – unwanted pregnancies and infertility, to name just three physical consequences.

But where are the health warnings?...

Continue reading my column today, "Sex and consequences: Link between pro-gay and pro-abortion agendas," at

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Mark 4:29   Thought/Prayer: Contrast in God’s Care.  Topics:  2 at end.

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Revelation 1:1   Thought/Prayer:  Words:  From God to Men.  09-27-2010

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A Day for Prayer   September 26, 2010

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Scriptures for the Week of September 20-24, 2010

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Abortionist license suspended, facility closes in Maryland!

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Jack Ames (410) 961-2008 or (410) 337-3721
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News Release

Abortionist Romeo Ferrer Closes Gynecare Center Abortion Facility in Maryland, Ending His 20-Year Reign of Terror.

Baltimore, Maryland: Notorious abortionist Romeo Ferrer is closing his Severna Park, Maryland, abortion facility after a 10-year campaign from dedicated pro-life organizations and the suspension of his medical license by the Maryland Board of Physicians.

Pro-Life activists learned September 23 that the Gynecare Center is not scheduling new appointments and does not have a doctor to perform the procedure. The staff answering the phone indicated they are closing the facility.

Ferrer had recruited another Maryland doctor, Ghevont Wartanian, to continue the killing of innocent pre-born babies at his Severna Park facility after Ferrer's license was suspended for professional malfeasance.

Wartanian, who has been sued over 18 times for malpractice and negligence, is no stranger to controversy. Lawsuits blamed Wartanian for incidents ranging from the death of newborn babies to causing brain damage and a host of other medical mistakes.

It appears Wartanian, a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology, has abandoned the idea of supplementing his income by child killing. Wartanian contacted Gynecare one day after the 40-Day for Life vigil was moved to his Glen Burnie, Maryland, OB-GYN medical practice. He instructed Gynecare to cancel all of his existing appointments, and informed them he would not be returning to the facility.

“We are grateful for the news that Gynecare has closed its doors and will no longer be murdering innocent babies in their mothers' wombs. This is a great first step regarding abortionist Ferrer; we now have to continue to pressure the Maryland Board of Physicians to permanently revoke Ferrer's license," said Defend Life Director Ames.

Pro-Life activists are anxiously awaiting news whether Gynecare is closed for good or just temporarily until Ferrer can find another abortionist to continue child killing.

National pro-life leader and Maryland attorney Steve Peroutka commented, “The closing of Gynecare and the suspension of Dr. Ferrer’s medical license is the culmination of a decade of hard work by numerous pro-life organizations and thousands of prayer warriors. I am grateful that Defend Life, Operation Rescue, 40 Days for Life, Maryland Right to Life, Living Hope for Life, and countless others joined me in this noble crusade to close one of the most notorious child killing facilities in our state.”

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Isaiah 55:8, 9   Thought/Prayer:  Sovereignty on High.  Topics:  2 at end.

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Genesis 1:14, 15 ( Pt. 2)  Thought/Prayer:  Top of a Yellow Orb.  Topics:  2 at end.

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Peter Shinn talks with more volunteers at 40 Days For Life

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Peter Shinn talks with volunteer at 40 Days For Life

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