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ACTION: Help bring an end to secret teen abortions

Thursday, January 28, 2010, 11:10 pm |

Secret abortions performed on minors (girls under 18) are a serious problem in California. It is estimated that more than 20,000 abortions are performed on minor girls each year in California without ANY requirement that a parent or guardian even be notified.

Sexual exploitation of parents’ daughters by older men is also a serious problem with the internet, social networking, and cell phones making it easier for predators to contact minor girls. If a girl becomes pregnant, a predator can coerce her to have a secret abortion, often paid for by taxpayers, to “get rid of the evidence” of statutory rape. Hear the “secret tapes” of Planned Parenthood hiding statutory rape evidence.

The latest news from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute is that the teen pregnancy rate ROSE in 2006 for the first time in 16 years.

What can you do?

Obviously, caring parents need to teach their children to remain morally pure, with no sexual activity until marriage. These videos and curriculum will help.

But as voters, California parents and grandparents need to do more. In the 36 states that have parental notification or consent laws, the result has been, on average, a 13.6% drop in teen abortions.

Why do these parental involvement laws work? Teens get the message that they shouldn’t have sex because, if girls become pregnant, they can’t get secret abortions without their parents being told. The result is protection for unborn babies who would otherwise be killed and for teen girls who would otherwise be physically violated and emotionally damaged.

California desperately needs a parental notification law. And the good news is, with your tangible help, it can happen.

Take immediate action

California is ready to pass a rock-solid constitutional amendment that ends secret teen abortions and strengthens the God-given bond between parents and their children.

Your help is needed to place the Parental Notification Amendment on California’s November 2010 ballot. Please collect signatures on petitions from family and friends, and in your neighborhood, workplace and church building. It is perfectly legal for churches to ask people to sign petitions for this moral ballot measure in the sanctuary or the foyer.

To request petitions, send an email with your name, mailing address and phone number to ParentalNotification@California.USA.com or leave a message with your contact information when you call 916-427-1671.

Remember that in November 2008, the Parental Notification Amendment on California’s ballot nearly passed, receiving 48.04% YES votes!

Last February, a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found that 68% of California adults support requiring parental notification before an abortion can be performed on a minor daughter.

And with conservative voters motivated to turn out heavily this November, the odds are favorable to finally win this year, if only enough signatures can be gathered to qualify this important ballot initiative. Approximately 1.2 million raw-count signatures are needed by the first week in May. Please do your part today!

Rescue those being led away to death;
hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who guards your life know it?
Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?

Proverbs 24:11-12 NIV

ACTION: See the new movie To Save A Life

Sunday, January 17, 2010, 4:25 pm |

I’m calling on everyone who loves God and loves people to an urgent, important, and pleasurable task. Together, we can and we must rescue our youth from being ruined by immoral influences.

There’s a life-affirming, faith-affirming film that needs your support. Please see To Save A Life, which is coming to the big screen January 22. After seeing an advanced screening, I can say that To Save A Life is the best tool in America right now to reach teenagers and young adults with the truth that God can save them and show them a better way of life.

For the sake of the next generation, please join me and prioritize taking yourself and the mature teenagers and young adults you know to see To Save A Life. This film is rated PG-13 because it shows real-life temptations of teens. Please watch my movie review below for specific cautions and the official trailer.

Visit our TO SAVE A LIFE page to find
theater locations, movie resources and more.


The family-friendly film The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry is playing again in select theaters. We were so impressed and moved with Sperry’s strong Christian message, that SaveCalifornia.com is sponsoring the showing of this film in Carlsbad, California on the weekend of Feb. 26. Visit our SECRETS OF JONATHAN SPERRY page to see the trailer and find out where it’s showing.


I avoid most movies in the theaters because they have garbage and appeal to prurient interests. Instead, I’m seeing great movies to view at home. Although they weren’t box office hits, they’re hits with me because they inspire and improve the soul.

I can’t say enough good about The Board. This 40-minute short film is a masterpiece. It was beautifully produced by an Ohio church, but it doesn’t look anything like a church movie. The Board is a very gripping portrayal of how our soul — our mind, feelings, conscience, heart, will and memory — all combine to make a decision for or against Jesus. I found it personally edifying because it reminded me that everything I do has already been approved by my mind, conscience, and heart. I give The Board my highest recommendation!

I also recommend the The River Within. This heartfelt and inspiring movie centers on a 20-something believer and a pastor who learn that talking about the Christian life is a whole lot different than living the Christian life. Through twists and turns, you can’t help but connect with the characters in this film as several plot lines merge and lead to its dramatic conclusion. The River Within is a clear message about doing God’s work, not “just talking.”

What’s really impressive is that The Board and The River Within were produced with very small budgets and volunteers, but both films have excellent cinematography, story line, characters…and by everything I can see, God’s blessing.

Another excellent movie I recommend is Time Changer starring Gavin McLeod. This film is challenging and stimulating. It explains how America fell away from God’s standards, and how God’s Word is essential to the health of nations, churches, and generations of families.

While I’m at it, let me recommend the 20-minute Butterfly Circus. This short film by Joshua Wiegel about two very different circuses and a life-changing ringmaster is a powerful message of hope and redemption. Warning: this film can make you cry. It stars Nick Vujicic, who was born without arms or legs. The Butterfly Circus is the winner of the 2009 Doorpost Film Project. View this beautiful film online.

But again, my priority, your priority, every concerned person’s priority is to see To Save A Life on opening weekend January 22-24. And don’t just go yourself. Bring along teenagers and young adults you know. Then afterward, talk about the life lessons and the spiritual themes. If you’re a Christian, I recommend you take some Gospel tracts if, after seeing To Save A Life, someone want to pray to receive Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.


What’s at stake with Prop. 8 back in court

Monday, January 11, 2010, 12:55 pm |

What’s the deal with Prop. 8 being challenged in federal court?

As someone who has been fighting for marriage licenses and marriage rights since 1994 in the California Legislature and since 2003 in the courts, I can tell you a few things.

First of all, you need to know that homosexual activists are trying any means possible to knock down Californians’ 2008 vote to reserve marriage licenses for a man and a woman. These intolerant activists lost in state court, so now they’re trying the federal courts.

Ultimately, for homosexual activists, the case being heard today in San Francisco is about two goals:

1) Keeping the homosexual “marriage” agenda in the media to help them launch their own constitutional amendment next year for the 2012 ballot (they won’t be on the 2010 ballot, despite what you may have heard);

2) Working hard to have non-immutable homosexual behavior declared a civil right, something no federal court has ever said or ordered.

Because Judge Vaughn Walker is allowing unprecedented cross-examination of “witnesses” and has ordered the oral arguments posted on YouTube (he’s been temporarily blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court on an 8-1 vote), the judge is aiding the homosexual activists who want to charge up their supporters and use video of pro-marriage attorneys in future TV ads. The judge is turning this into a public relations circus.

And because Prop. 8 attorneys have chosen to operate alone in court, and are nearly completely focusing on defending marriage licenses for a man and a woman, homosexual activists and their greater number of pro-homosexuality parties in court have the upper hand in making arguments to get their behavior declared a civil right with the enforcement power of the federal government.

If this San Francisco judge overturns Prop. 8, his decision will likely be “stayed” (won’t go into effect) pending the near-guaranteed appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Given those judges’ liberal legacy, their bad decision would absolutely have to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Given the high court’s current makeup and projecting out one or two years when they could decide the case, I would expect Prop. 8 to ultimately be upheld by two or more votes. The Supreme Court has held, over and over and as late as 2003, that marriage is the sole jurisdiction of states.