October 30, 2017

Jim Rudd: More Than a Warrior

When the late Jim Rudd was called into the Pro-Life ministry, he decided that he needed to do more than just be an out-spoken advocate, or a political lobbyist, or the editor of a high-traffic website. He felt he needed to go out onto the battlefield.

To do so, he chose an abortion clinic that was the closest one in the United States to the White House, actually located on Pennsylvania Avenue in the District.

When Jim arrived on the scene, the ministry in place basically consisted of a few dedicated, nice Catholic ladies who politely tried to hand pro-life pamphlets to the people driving into the parking lot, and who quietly and peacefully prayed their rosaries for the souls of the unborn children whose lives were going to be terminated that day.

And whom were mostly ignored. Ignored because they weren't a problem. They weren't a problem to the women arriving to get abortions and therefore they were not a problem to the clinic. The clinic and the "protestors" had settled into something of a peaceful coexistence.

A Two-Edge Sword

Well, Jim blew up that playbook the first day. Those of you who know him, know that it wasn't his temperament to quietly intercede in prayer as he watched as mothers chose to walk their little unborn babies into the abortion mill.

Jim believed if you wanted to make a choice, you needed to make an informed choice. You needed to understand the full weight and consequences of that choice. You needed to know what the Word of God said about the situation.

It was his temperament to take the Word of God and weld it like a two-edge sword. And that's what he did. Loudly.

Deathscorts

Suddenly, the clinic had a problem. They first tried to have Jim arrested but quickly found out that wouldn't work because he wasn't breaking any laws.

Then they called in volunteers to serve as escorts. Jim called them Deathscorts. Their job was twofold. First, to physically escort the women from their cars to the front door of the clinic. Their other job was to counteract Jim Rudd, by making as much noise as possible so that no one could hear what he was saying.

Some of them would get right in Jim's face, cursing him, calling him all sorts of names, and spewing out all manner of vile from their mouths. Close enough to him to spit on him.

Well, the Devil always overplays his hand. It took them a while but they finally figured out that all the chaos and commotion they were causing was running off customers. So they backed off that strategy somewhat.

Ministry Opportunities

Jim saw all of this as an ministry opportunity to share the Truth with the lost, the deceived, the spiritually blind.

So, he preached the Word, not only to the women seeking abortions, but to the clinic employees as they arrived early for work, to the escorts who volunteered to be there, and mostly to the men - the boyfriends who brought their girl friends to kill their unborn children, to the husbands who brought their wives, to the pimps...

He made sure those men know what the Bible said about their responsibilities as a father. He let everyone know what the Word of God said about the shedding of innocent blood. And he made sure that all understood what they were doing was equivalent to allowing their descendants to pass through the fire to Molech. They were sacrificing their children for political and financial favor. Sacrificing children for mere social convenience.

A Word of Knowledge

But Jim, being a believer of the Spirit-filled variety, also found himself saying things that he planned to say, as the Spirit gave utterance. He would receive a word of knowledge and hear words coming out of his mouth that he never dreamed of saying.

As young women - little teenaged girls - would walk up to the clinic with determination, an escort on each side, committed to her decision to terminate the life of her unborn child they would hear Jim say things like, "Does your grandmother know what you are planning to go in there and do?"

And they would stop dead in their tracks. Jim said you could see their countenance change. You could see the conviction of the Holy Spirit fall upon them. And they would turn around, get in their cars, leave that evil place, and go give birth to their children.

Turn-Arounds

That's what Jim called a turn-around. He would call me later and say, "Brother, we saw three turn-arounds today, praise God!"

On one cold or rainy Saturday, Jim was out there by himself. A big town car type vehicle pulled up to the curb and the passenger-side window rolled down. A lady inside the car motioned for Jim to come closer.

Never knowing what to expect out there, he cautiously approached the vehicle. When he got close, the lady inside said:

Pregnant and Terrified

"A few months ago, my daughter came here to get an abortion. And she's a Christian. Loves the Lord. But she was frightened. Terrified. She was too scared to tell me that she was sexually active, much less that she had become pregnant.

"So, she made a decision to sneak up here and get an abortion so that she didn't have to face me with the truth. To cover her shame. To try to hide her sin. When she walked up to the building, you only told her one thing. Or she only heard you say one thing.

"You said, 'Don't you understand that your mama is going to find out the truth?"

Lives Saved

The lady said we came here today because we wanted you to meet our little granddaughter! We wanted you to know that your labor is not in vain. We wanted to thank you for being obedient to the Holy Spirt.

We have no idea how many lives Jim Rudd saved. Literally saved. Jim didn't even know. I hope he knows now. Jim was more than a warrior. He was a willing vessel.

Today, I wonder who is going to fill Jim's shoes. Who is going to pick up the mantle. Who is going to tell the next generation the truth?

Posted by Webmaster at 09:34 AM

Hiding the 'Dark Side of Abortion'

The Pro Life Campaign (PLC) has accused the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of trying to suppress the "dark side of abortion" in order to promote the repeal of the Constitution's restriction on terminations. The claim was made in a statement coinciding with a protest outside the British Embassy in Dublin marking the 50th anniversary of the introduction of legalised abortion in Britain. The PLC's Dr Ruth Cullen said that when the 1967 Abortion Act was passed at Westminster, nobody envisaged that it would lead to a situation where one in every five pregnancies is now aborted and where 200,000 abortions take place every year. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 09:31 AM

Katie Ascough: A Blow to Freedom of Speech

The President of UCD Students’ Union, Katie Ascough, who has been impeached following a referendum by students, has today described the circumstances leading up to her removal as a blow to freedom of speech, of thought, and of association. Last week 69% of the 6,600 students who turned out to vote, voted in favour of removing Ms Ascough - a pro-life activist - from office despite her explanation that information she asked be removed from a student handbook was only removed after concerns were raised about the legality of publishing unsolicited information around price lists and web sites that sell abortion pills. Read more...

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UK Urged to Ban Pro-Life Protests

One hundred thirteen British Members of Parliament have signed a letter asking the UK Home Secretary to ban pro-life vigils outside abortion businesses. The letter was composed by Rupa Huq, the Ealing MP who has been openly campaigning in Parliament against the quiet pro-life presence outside the Marie Stopes Ealing abortion clinic since January. Among the signatories of this letter, meant to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act, are Jeremy Corbyn, the far-left leader of the Labour Party, and Vince Cable, who replaced Tim Farron as the leader of the Liberal Democrats. (Farron stepped down after relentless media questioning concerning his Christian beliefs.) Read more...

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October 19, 2017

Most Americans Support Late-Term Ban

Try as they might, the deep-pocketed abortion industry cannot seem to demagogue Americans into opposing heavy restrictions on late-term abortions. A new McLaughlin & Associates poll of likely voters, commissioned by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, shows that a sizable majority of the public favors legislation to limit abortion after five months of pregnancy. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 09:27 PM

Late-Term Clinic Opens in Bethesda

More than 100 pro-life activists rallied outside an abortion clinic that opened its doors this week in Bethesda, reigniting a seven-year war to drive one of the nation's most notorious late-term abortionists out of Maryland. In an undercover investigation, the pro-life group Operation Rescue discovered the LeRoy Carhart's new Bethesda location. Pro-life activists immediately flocked to the clinic and began drawing up plans to shut it down. Read more...


Posted by Webmaster at 09:26 PM

An Atheist's Case Against Abortion

This more secular generation still shows up to save preborn children and their mothers from the tragedy of abortion. This puzzles some abortion supporters, who had assumed they would benefit from demographic changes. The key to understanding this discrepancy is to realize that it is not a discrepancy at all: We see abortion not as a culture war issue or as a religious issue but as a human rights issue. Read more...


Posted by Webmaster at 09:24 PM

October 16, 2017

Pro-Life Avocate Jim Rudd Dead at 64

Pro-life advocate and former street preacher James L. (Jim) Rudd passed away October 15, 2017 in Albany, Georgia after an extended illness. He was 64. Rudd was the former editor and owner of the original Covenant News website which featured news and editorials about abortion and other issues facing today's church. Read more...

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October 12, 2017

ACLA Wants Abortion Pills in Pharmacies

Women should be able to get abortion-inducing drugs at their local pharmacies in addition to abortion facilities, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) argues in a new lawsuit. The group sued on behalf of a Hawaii abortionist and three medical entities against federal regulations of the drug RU-486, also known as mifepristone and the brand name Mifeprex. Under Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations of Mifeprex, abortionists must order, carry and dispense the drug themselves or send women to a clinic, medical office or hospital that carries it. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:21 AM

Twitter Blocks Pro-Life Campaign Ad

Twitter has blocked a campaign ad by Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn — a current representative from Tennessee — asserting that it contained an "inflammatory statement" about abortion that could no longer be promoted on the site. In the ad, Blackburn states that, during her time in Congress, she "fought Planned Parenthood, and we stopped the sale of baby body parts," referencing her role as chair of the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:20 AM

Apple Removes Pro-Life App From Store

Apple approved and subsequently removed an app from the App Store after criticism from abortion activists and liberal media outlets. As Human Coalition informs LifeNews, it released a mobile app allowing pro-life individuals and church groups to pray for Human Coalition's abortion-seeking clients, who remain anonymous, in real time. The app, "Human Coalition," was available for android devices in the Google Play Store, and in the Apple App Store for iOS. Read more...

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October 04, 2017

House Passes Late-Term Abortion Ban

The House of Representatives approved a pro-life bill that bans abortions from after 20-weeks of pregnancy up to the day of birth. The vote for the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act broke down on mostly partisan lines with Republicans supporting the ban on late-term abortions and Democrats opposing it. The House approved the bill on a 237-189 vote. Should the Senate approve the bill, President Donald Trump would sign the pro-life bill into law. Read more...

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Carhart's Late-Term Abortion Clinic Closes

A Maryland abortion clinic known for providing late-term abortions is not only closing its doors – it's being sold to a pro-life group. CBN News has been reporting on the Leroy Carhart clinic since it first set up shop seven years ago at Germantown Reproductive Health Services in Maryland. Carhart's practice was originally based in Nebraska, but after the state banned late-term abortions past 20 weeks, he relocated. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 11:29 PM

Group Wants a Pro-Life HHS Secretary

Leading pro-life organizations are asking President Trump to nominate a pro-life advocate as the next Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services. President Donald Trump is considering a new appointment in the wake of the resignation by pro-life former Congressman Tom Price. With extensive purview over abortion issues as they relate to conscience protections, abortion funding and other concerns, leading pro-life advocates want to ensure that the next secretary of the department is pro-life. Read more...


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