Concerned Women for America

by R. Burge

The CWA sent out an email today asking that their readership not become complacent after the historic victory in Massachusetts but instead contact their representatives and ask that any health care reform package be stopped.

Concerned Women for America

by R. Burge

In an email sent out by Beverly LaHaye, the founder of the CWA describes the important role the organization has played in the last year. She writes, “No doubt, the battle is far from over. And, true, we may lose. But, we’re called to take a stand, to raise a voice for the voiceless. The rest is in God’s hands. But, you can be sure, if we had remained silent, there would be no pro-life protection in the House version of ObamaCare.”

The remainder of the email asks for readers to make a donation to the CWA to support the email alert system and upgrading the capabilities in the coming year.

Concerned Women for America

by R. Burge

Wendy Wright, President of CWA, sent out an email correspondence to their supporters today urging them to contact their Senators about the health care reform bill that will be coming up for a vote in the coming days. Wright states,

It’s up to us to convince senators that Reid’s health care bill is a disaster! It will raise costs, cut health care and pay for abortions.

The real cost of Reid’s bill could reach $2.5 trillion. It will create over 100 new bureaucracies, boards, commissions, and programs. Democrats want to pay for it on the backs of children, seniors, and the most vulnerable.

Younger Americans, under 30-years old, can expect their health insurance premiums to double and even triple.

It will cut $135 billion from hospitals serving seniors, $15 billion from nursing homes and nearly $8 billion from hospices, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

Wright asks that each reader express their disgust at the current state of health reform by contacting their Senator.

Concerned Women for America

by R. Burge

The CWA sent out an email correspondence today that highlights their recent political activism on Capitol Hill.  There was a pro-abortion rally held yesterday which was organized by Planned Parenthood, the Feminist Majority, Womens Campaign Forum and NARAL. Their primary concern was the potential inclusion of the Stupak amendment in the health care reform package working its way through the Senate. CWA was there to offer an opposing voice on abortion, believing that the Stupak amendment will limit the number of abortions. They embed a video showing the tactics used by the pro abortion groups during the rally.

Wendy Wright also passes on her recent experiences in Honduras where she served as an independent election observer. Wright found the people to be committed to democracy even though they face daily obstacles.

The CWA also informs its readers of the “Naughty or Nice” list compiled by the Liberty Council.

Christian Solidarity International has just published a report that indicates many Coptic Christians in Egypt have been abducted and forced to convert to Islam. The CWA encourages readers to pray and get involved.

Concerned Women for America

by R. Burge

In an email sent out by the CWA they highlight the story of 8 year old Isabella Miller who is caught up in a custody battle. According the description of the case Isabella has a biological mother, Lisa Miller, who at the time of birth had a homosexual marriage in Vermont with Janet Jenkins. The relationship between the two fell apart and Miller took Isabella to live in Virginia and converted to Christianity, renouncing her former lifestyle. Lisa Jenkins sued for custody of the child in Vermont family court and the request was granted. Lisa Miller has now appealed that decision in Virginia. The CWA asks that its members pray that the appeal will overturn the original ruling. Wendy Wright concludes, “Pray that they will have compassion on a little girl and not allow homosexual activists to use children as pawns in their war for affirmation.”

The Manhattan Declaration: Christians Unite on Life, Marriage, & Liberty

by Tobin Grant

Yesterday, a coalition of Christian leaders (some political, some not) announced the “Manhattan Declaration“.  Most of the leaders were Evangelicals, but conservative leaders from Anglican, Catholic, and Orthodox churches were also signatories.

The Declaration is a call “to reaffirm fundamental truths about justice and the common good…These truths are:

  1. the sanctity of human life
  2. the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife
  3. the rights of conscience and religious liberty.”

You can read more about the Declaration at the NYT.

Most of the signatories are conservatives, both politically and religiously.  However, there were many influential conservative groups that are part of this coalition.  Here is a breakdown of which of the groups we tracked signed the Declaration.

Groups that were original signatories:

  • ADF
  • Al Mohler
  • Chuck Colson/Break Point
  • Ethics and Public Policy Center
  • Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and Richard Land
  • Evangelicals for Social Action
  • Family Research Council
  • Focus on the Family Action
  • Institute on Religion and Democracy
  • National Association of Evangelicals
  • Susan B. Anthony List

Groups that were not original signatories:

  • ACLJ
  • AFA
  • AUL
  • CBN
  • Center for Just Society
  • Center for Moral Clarity
  • CWA
  • Faith in Public Life
  • Liberty Counsel
  • National Right to Life Committee
  • Relevant’s “Reject Apathy”
  • Sojourners
  • Traditional Values Coalition

Concerned Women for America

by R. Burge

The CWA is focused on the Senate’s attempt at health care reform which will likely begin this Saturday. Majority Leader Harry Reid must round up 60 votes in order to repel any filibuster attempts by the Republicans. The CWA wants its members to contact their Senators and tell them to oppose any cloture motion that occurs on the Senate floor. Wendy Wright, President of the CWA writes, “Some Senators say they will vote “yes” simply to allow the debate to continue. But this is deceptive. In reality, it will pave the way to pass a government takeover of health care.”