All posts by Caleb Parke

Caleb Parke is a recent graduate of Grove City College in Pennsylvania, born and raised on a small horse farm in Findlay, Ohio. He is a nerd for faith and freedom.
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Dear future mom: A message of hope from children with Down syndrome

One pregnant mother recently discovered her future son would have Down syndrome. She sent an email to CoorDown, an Italian organization that advocates for children with Down syndrome, looking for help with the anxiety she felt.

Here was their response.

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Saturday Night Lies: Lena Dunham perpetuates Planned Parenthood propaganda, fails miserably

Saturday Night Live this week pushed Planned Parenthood’s propaganda and bashed men who shut down Planned Parenthoods as being anti-woman in a skit that was painful to watch.

Lena Dunham hosted this week’s episode of SNL. Dunham is a controversial feminist who stars in “Girls,” a vulgar HBO program. She was honored by Planned Parenthood in 2013 – which could explain why SNL’s ratings tanked last Saturday. The sketch was “not funny, not cool, depressing and lame,” as some tweeted while watching the show.

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Top TED talk will make you marvel: conception to birth — visualized

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Did you know a baby develops hands and arms just 32 days after conception?

That’s just one of the amazing discoveries made by Alexander Tsiaras, founder of thevisualMD.

Tsiaras said the ultra-complex formation of a human being is full of mystery, magic and divinity. He was an associate professor of medicine and chief of scientific visualization at Yale University in the department of medicine when he had to write many of the algorithms and code for NASA to use for virtual surgery in preparation for the astronauts going deep into space using robotic pods. We’re talking more complex than rocket science.

“Using new kinds of scanning technology allowed us to see things about the body that just make you marvel,” said Tsiaras of his research. “Even though I’m a mathematician, I marvel as these instruction sets do not make mistakes as they build what is us.”

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Sarah Palin, Down syndrome, Christmas, Good Tidings and Great Joy

Sarah Palin: A momma grizzly with a heart of gold

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(Photo by Shealah Craighead ©2013 All Rights Reserved Copyright Shealah Craighead Photography/SarahPAC)

Sarah Palin may have launched a book tour promoting Good Tidings and Great Joy this Christmas season, but more importantly, she is promoting what she calls, “the greatest joy” – children with special needs.

As she meets with ordinary Americans all across the heartland, Palin makes a point to connect with families who have children with special needs.

It has been five years since Palin promised those families on national television, “I pledge to you that…you have a friend, an advocate, in the White House.” Well, she may not be in the White House, but she has certainly reached out to families all across the country and continues to keep in touch – a rarity these days.

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Inspiring true story of a woman who survived an abortion

Melissa Ohden is a walking miracle.

Ohden’s mother, an unwed teenager at the time of her pregnancy, went through a saline-infused abortion, a procedure that soaked Melissa’s body in saline solution for five days. Her mother was expected to give birth to a dead baby.

But a nurse heard Melissa crying on that day in 1977 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Since publicizing her story, Ohden has become an outspoken advocate for women and children to choose life.

Melissa shows us what our missing brothers and sisters would be like, if we would just give them a chance.

As Melissa said, “It’s not just a word. It’s not a statistic. It’s not just a choice…just a right — It’s a human being.”

Watch and share her powerful testimony via Signal Hill:

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Radio host boasts about paying $45,000 for abortions

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A well-known radio host said he’s glad he spent thousands of dollars on abortions for his girlfriends – instead of getting stuck with thousands of dollars in child support.

Troi Torain, the radio personality known as Star, disclosed his abortion behavior in response to questions about NBA basketball player J.J. Redick. Redick, who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, allegedly made his girlfriend sign an abortion contract while they were dating.

Star said Redick “sounds like a smart man” for making an abortion contract with his former girlfriend, Vanessa Lopez.

“I’ve spent at least $45,000 on abortions,” Star said.

The interviewer asked Star, “How much is an abortion?”

Star said, “Well, it depends. If you take a female to a clinic, as opposed to a private doctor, it could vary between $1,200.”

“If you put $45,000 on the table in abortions, as opposed to 18 years, is what you’re paying for, you know, a little f***ing rugrat, and possibly $600,000.”

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Ten life lessons about life

I’ve been working undercover this summer – a sort of secret agent for the pro-life movement. I had the opportunity to work as an intern at Live Action in Washington, D.C.

I graduated from Grove City College in May, went back home to visit my family for a few days in Ohio and then relocated to our nation’s capitol.

I’ll never forget what Lila Rose, the president of Live Action told me on my first day on the job.

“Here at Live Action, we’re all about undercover work,” she said

I can’t tell you exactly what I did this summer, but between you and me, this is what I learned:

1. Wherever you stand, whether it be on Irish soil, in rain or sunshine, stand for life.

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Live Action standing for life outside the Irish Embassy.

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Survey: Most Americans say abortion is moral issue

When it comes to issues involving human embryos, most Americans think that having an abortion is a moral issue, according to a new survey analysis by the Pew Research Center. By contrast, the public does not view stem cell research or in vitro fertilization as much of a moral issue as they do abortion.

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Asked whether abortion, embryonic stem cell research, non-embryonic stem cell research and using in vitro fertilization is morally acceptable, morally wrong or not a moral issue, Americans were split on most of the issues. However, the majority of U.S. adults (49%) say they personally consider abortion to be morally wrong. Only about a quarter (23%) say they do not consider having an abortion to be a moral issue, and even fewer (15%) view abortion as morally acceptable.

Asked about the morality of medical research that uses embryonic stem cells, more than a third of U.S. adults (36%) say they do not consider such research to be a moral issue. Roughly four-in-ten (42%) say the same about stem cell research that does not involve human embryos.

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Trijicon sponsored junior shooter Greyson Lee runs the RMR during the Oklahoma State Ruger Rimfire match.

Firearms company fights ObamaCare’s abortion pill mandate

A family-owned company that makes sights and scopes for the U.S. military has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over ObamaCare. Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Trijicon in their lawsuit against the feds.

Trijicon sponsored junior shooter Greyson Lee runs the RMR during the Oklahoma State Ruger Rimfire match.
Trijicon-sponsored junior shooter Greyson Lee runs the RMR during the Oklahoma State Ruger Rimfire match.

The stipulations of the Affordable Care Act would require employers such as Trijicon to provide early abortion-inducing drugs and devices to their employees regardless of whether doing so would violate any of the employers’ religious beliefs.

The members of the Bindon family who own and operate Trijicon have a long history of running it in accordance with their Christian beliefs, which the family says has resulted in a very loyal and dedicated workforce. As part of its benefits program, Trijicon has historically offered health insurance in a way that is consistent with its life-affirming company values and therefore does not include coverage for abortion and abortion-related services.

“All Americans, including job creators, should be free to honor God and live according to their consciences wherever they are,” said Senior Legal Counsel Matt Bowman. “As the vast majority of courts have found so far, the abortion pill mandate is an excessive burden on the religious freedom that the Constitution recognizes and guarantees to all Americans.”

The U.S. Department of Justice responded by notifying the court that it will not oppose Michigan-based Trijicon’s request for a court order that would suspend enforcement of the mandate against the company.

“My father began this business with the intent of treating our employees and customers in a way that represented his strong Christian faith,” said Trijicon President and CEO Stephen Bindon. “By filing this lawsuit, we are simply trying to retain the culture and values we’ve always promoted here at Trijicon.”

The suit joins an ever-growing number of legal challenges to the mandate, a component of ObamaCare that forces employers, regardless of their religious or moral convictions, to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs and devices, sterilization, and contraception under threat of heavy penalties. It is currently losing in court nationwide. In 25 of 32 cases directly considering requests to block the mandate, courts have issued orders protecting religious freedom, sometimes even without government objection. The lawsuits represent a large cross-section of Protestants and Catholics who object to the mandate.

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Ohio Dems introduce pro-life legislation that protects rape victims and their children

Two Democratic state senators in Ohio have introduced life-affirming legislation to protect rape victims and their children in response to the kidnapping of three women by Ariel Castro.

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One of the missing women, Amanda Berry, center, and her 6-year-old daughter reunites with her sister, left, at a Cleveland hospital.

The proposed law, introduced by Senators Charleta Tavares and Nina Turner, would protect rape victims and their children, during pregnancy and after birth. The bill was introduced in wake of the Cleveland “House of Horror” where one of three kidnapped women gave birth to a daughter fathered by kidnapper and captor, Ariel Castro.

Both Tavares and Turner have expressed the desire to prevent “additional trauma” from being inflicted on the mother and her child. Tavares added that her interest is in “ensuring the well-being of the family.”

Ohio Right to Life applauded the efforts of the Democratic senators to protect the victims of sexual assault and their unborn children.

“We should do everything we can to empower victims of rape and to protect both the woman and her child,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. “Laws that enable mothers to take control, make positive choices and affirm the lives of their children and their family are critical to assist with the recovery process.”

The pro-life provisions of S.B. 171 include:

  • A victim/birth-mother can place her child for adoption without the legal consent of the offender if the child who is being placed was conceived by rape, sexual battery or unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
  • A victim can obtain a court order to terminate the offender’s parental rights if the child was conceived by rape, sexual battery or unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
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Bro-Choicer lauds Oregon as “best state to have sex in” for easy abortion access

Promiscuous pro-abortionists say the Beaver State is the best state to have sex in because of Oregon’s easy access to abortion, as noted in the graph, according to a popular liberal website.

After receiving criticism, the title of the article was changed from “Why Oregon just became the best state to have sex in” to “Why Oklahoma Is At The Top Of Our Sh%t List.” The author’s original intentions are too obvious to ignore this change.

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“Oregon is the only state that has completely closed its borders to abortion restrictions,” wrote Rollie Williams on his website, Upworthy. “Pretty cool, Oregon.”

No, dismembering pre-born children for any reason and putting women in unsafe conditions is not cool. It’s barbaric and backward, and it needs to stop.

Williams is a self-proclaimed comedian, writer, and biochemist. He’s also a member of the “bro-choice” movement, a group of pro-choice men who push for abortion.

Williams and other bro-choice men are pushing for abortion simply so they can use women for casual sex and not have to deal with the consequences. They sacrifice women’s health for their own selfish pleasure.

Williams puts Oklahoma at the top of his “Sh%t List” because Oklahoma has the highest number of life-saving abortion restrictions. Williams thinks it’s cool that Oregon allows easy access to abortion, including “partial-birth” abortions. It’s pro-choice men and abortion industry giants like Planned Parenthood that use women and put them in hopeless, humiliating and often life-threatening situations for their own benefit.

Live Action has done numerous undercover investigations to expose the use and abuse of women in the abortion industry. Planned Parenthood has covered up and facilitated the sexual exploitation of minors, provided medical misinformation, used manipulative coercion, and facilitated race- and sex-based abortions.

As for you, Oregon: it is disappointing to see such a beautiful place that was granted statehood on Valentine’s Day welcoming the killing of your pre-born children, limb by limb, and the hurting of your women with on-demand abortion.

Redeem your state by protecting women and children, during and after pregnancy.

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“Planned Parenthood’s publicly-funded, billion-dollar abortion empire has to play by the same rules as everyone else”

This week, the General Accountability Office (GAO) announced that it will investigate Planned Parenthood and other organizations receiving federal taxpayer dollars.

“American taxpayers deserve to know if their hard-earned money is being funneled to groups that are abusing it,” said Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) Senior Counsel Michael J. Norton. “The GAO is right to investigate the stream of tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood and other specific organizations.” He continues, “Audits and other reviews of Planned Parenthood affiliates’ financial data and practices – as well as 45 audits of state family planning programs and one audit of a family planning organization – found more than $108 million in waste, abuse, and potential fraud.”

ADF reported Planned Parenthood’s waste, abuses and potential fraud to Congress in April 2010. Litigation Counsel Catherine Glenn Foster said, “When it comes to accountability and transparency, Planned Parenthood’s publicly-funded, billion-dollar abortion empire has to play by the same rules as everyone else.”

“Taxpayer money is only supposed to be used responsibly and for the common good,” said Norton.

In February, Congress requested up-to-date information regarding the federal funding of Planned Parenthood and other specific organizations. The GAO’s latest report was from May 2010, using federal funds provided for fiscal years 2002-2009.

And it wasn’t until this week that the self-described “most transparent administration in history” started the investigation.