May 30, 2011

Planned Parenthood: A hungry giant worth fighting against

Anyone read about what's going on in D.C. lately?  Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, is being funded by the government with our tax dollars.  Please watch this video to understand more about what Planned Parenthood is really doing.

As our country is falling further and further into debt, the government is trying to find ways to cut what is being spent.  There are things that are being funded by the government that might surprise the average person (i.e. theme parks, yes, theme parks).  Abortion should be one of those surprises.  A recent House bill, H.R. 3 (the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act), was voted on by Representatives.  H.R. 3 proposed cutting funding of Planned Parenthood clinics, completely.  The House voted in support of H.R. 3, 241-185.  This was good because it meant Representatives were actually doing their job and representing the people.  However, the Senate voted against it 58-42, so the bill was not passed!  This ultimately means that Senators are not representing the people. 

Here's where we come in:  As young people, we can catch probably the most attention by contacting our legislators.  So, I'm encouraging you to contact your senator about this issue!  And we'll make it easy for you too.  On Friday, June 17, we will all make phone calls, write letters, or email both our senators for our state.  We will all do it at the same time so as to attract the most attention possible.  It is so important that we make a name for ourselves, and what better time than to start right now?  A time when Planned Parenthood is vulnerable!  I will put all street addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of all 100 senators on the Nation page of this blog.  You'll just have to find your state, and contact both your senators.  Things to include in your letter/phone call would be:
  • Your Name and Age
  • Where you live (town)
  • "Please vote to defund Planned Parenthood"
  • Why is abortion wrong? (This is something really good for you to come up with by yourself.  Everyone should have their own convictions and personal reasons.  If you need help with this, email us at for more information about the evils of abortion.)
It does not have to be long.  Even a few sentences would be fine!  In fact, short is many times better!  But right now is one of the most important times to get started!  If you will plan on writing a letter, sending an email, or making a phone call, please email us at so that we can keep track of how many people do this! 

Remember, June 17, we will all contact our senators!  Please, please, please consider doing this!  This could mean saving millions of lives this year if Planned Parenthood gets no money from the government.  And spread the word!  Let your friends know about this!  Feel free to email them the link to this post!  The more young people we get to contact legislators, the more impact we will make!

Email us at if you are planning on contacting your senators on June 17.

May 28, 2011

What do I say???

Okay, so I have been asked a question about what to say in your letter/email/phone call to a legislator.  A really good way to find out is to sign up for newsletters from websites like,,, and  These will give you updated information on what's happening in D.C.  Also, in a previous post, I talked about and how you can find specific problems for your state there.  To visit that post, click here.  Also, you can just simply ask your legislator to vote against abortion.  They will know what that means.  Also, a website that has really helped me in knowing what bills are out there right now is this: click here.  It holds current life related legislation and a summary of each bill so you know what you are talking about.  I hope this helps!  If you have any questions at all, please email us at

In Christ,


May 17, 2011

Don't become discouraged!

Wow, okay, so it's May 17 already!  I know it's been forever since I have posted anything on here.  I'm just trying to finish out this school year.  And that's really hard to do when you are way behind.  But anyways, that's beside the point.  I have put away school for the moment so that I can work on this right now.  So, here we go:

So, I have been really interested lately in the responses that I have gotten from different adults regarding what I am doing here.  I, of course, was really excited when I got an email back from a Crisis Pregnancy Center saying that they had been praying for the youth to step up.  (This Pregnancy Center was in California, where I used to live, and my mom used to be the director of it)  The director sent my blog to some pro-life groups in local public highschools, and a few youth pastors.  You can only imagine my excitement.  Then, about two weeks ago, I sent letters to all the US reps for Washington State.  I got a letter back from one of them saying, *sorry, I'm not your rep, so I can't do anything for you*.  Like, what?!?  Yeah, I know you're not in my district, but, I mean, you're a representative for my state and so I should be able to send you a letter.  I wonder if I would have gotten the same letter from him if I had told him to vote for abortion (he was democrat).  Two of my sisters also wrote letters (all of our letters amounted to 27 that morning!  Lot's of stamps and envelopes, but it was awesome) and they got a letter from him also.  One sister got another letter from a different rep.  I was confused!  So, here's the thing.  Sometimes people are going to be really excited about what you're doing, and sometimes others aren't.  But some will be in between.  I've had a few of those.  The people in between who couldn't care less either way usually are the most discouraging.  I don't know why but I think it's because people who are cheering you on are obviously encouraging, people who are fighting strongly against you just make you want to win (at least they do me, because I'm really competitive), but the people who don't care make you feel like you're doing something dumb and worthless, and maybe you're just wasting your time.  Those can be the people that drag you down the most and I'll just warn you, there's usually a lot of them.  So, in whatever you do, don't be discouraged!  I hear a lot, "Never give up!"  But I don't think that that is exactly the mentality that God had in mind for us.  I believe this is:

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,  since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.   Collosians 3:23-24

This is my favorite verse, and whenever I start to feel like I'm going in circles or something, I read it.  Somehow, it feels so much more fulfilling to be working good ultimately for God, instead of men.  If ever you are feeling discouraged about anything, even if it's doing the dishes or finishing homework that you hate, do it for the Lord!  Try it sometime.  It never fails to bring a smile to my face.  Yeah, okay, this was a long post, but if you got through it, I congratulate you! 

Just a side note**  I'm not sure if anyone is confused about one of the pictures that I have at the bottom of the page, the one about separation of Church and State.  This one:

Yeah, so it's kind of a sarcasm thing.  I don't agree with this.  And the reason that I put this up is because it shows why abortion has become so prevelant in our culture.  Because people have wanted to seperate Church from State.  So things like murder go unnoticed.  Okay, there's my really, really long post.  But if you were just attracted down to the bottom because of the picture, then, please, go back and read the rest!  Everything I wrote there was something that the Holy Spirit has encouraged me with!

In Christ,

Aubry Stewart