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TFF Action Launches VaVotes.net, Be Committed To Vote!

The Family Foundation Action today launched VaVotes.net, a voter education website that provides voter registration and candidate education materials to assist Virginians in voting in November's crucial election. VaVotes.net provides links to information on how to register to vote, how to verify your current registration status, where to vote, how to vote absentee, important registration and election dates, and much more. You can also order a free voter registration kit so you can register voters at your church.

Click here or on the image to visit the new site.

In addition, the Family Foundation's Presidential and U.S. Senate Candidate Voter Guides also will be available through the site soon. Currently, the site links to the Family Research Council Action's Presidential Candidate Voter Guide. It's a one-stop-shop for all the voting resources and information you need and it makes it easy to help others register and vote. Simply forward this link or VaVotes.net to friends and family or share it on your social media sites.

With our religious liberty at stake, a federal government that has made access to abortion its number one priority instead of protecting our freedoms, voting our values this November is absolutely paramount. With Virginia being a top battleground state, the commonwealth could very well determine who the next president will be and which party will control the U.S. Senate. We need to ensure that we are all "Committed" to voting, registering others to vote, and educating Virginians on where the candidates stand on our issues.

Please visit VaVotes.net, take a look, forward this link to your friends and family, and share it on your social media sites.

 

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More On Life From Nat Hentoff

As we posted last week, liberal and pro-life columnist Nat Hentoff wrote an insightful column about liberal politicians' pro-abortion views. That column ("Democrats and abortion") is very well worth the read (click here). This week, he's followed up with another brilliant piece ("Abortion wars crescendo")  which we cannot  recommend highly enough for you to read as well (click here). In it, Hentoff highlights some astounding — and very unfortunate — shifts in the Democrats' national platform. In a telling sign of just how far left those who controlled the levers of power at its convention are, the party even eliminated the Bill Clinton abortion platform plank of "safe, legal and rare." (Wonder if Hillary would've left that in?)

It also is "strongly and unequivocally" supportive of Roe v. Wade and opposes  any attempts to "weaken or undermine it." (Which shows more than a sad policy position. It shows weakness and hypocrisy at best, and ignorance at worst. Most liberals think an overturn of Roe would ban abortions. It would not. It would return the decisions to the states. If the country is so supportive of abortion on demand, what are pro-aborts afraid of? A little democracy? Why so afraid of a little voting here and there?)

Here are some other jaw droppers from Hentoff: 

» Barack Obama is a co-sponsor of the "Freedom of Choice Act" that would make partial-birth abortion legal, contrary to a Supreme Court decision. (Why is it okay for pro-aborts to try to change a Supreme Court decision, but not for pro-lifers?)

» For you libertarians who don't think abortion is an issue, Obama is leading the way repeal the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding of abortion. (Joe Biden also supports taxpayer funding of abortion despite what he said to Tom Brokow per his September 7 Meet The Press interview. Click here for the record. In fact, Hentoff notes from The Nation, that Biden has a perfect 100 percent rating from Planned Parenthood.)

» Obama voted in the Illinois Senate to block a bill requiring the notification of at least one parent of a minor from another state seeking an abortion in Illinois.

» The well know fact, by now, that Obama voted to deny life-saving treatment to babies born despite surviving an abortion.

» Hentoff cites from an August 24 Washington Times editorial, "Planned Parenthood Targets Blacks," (read here) that one-third of all its abortions in 2007 were performed on blacks and a majority of its facilities are in minority neighborhoods.

Speaking of Planned Parenthood's apparent racial profiling, Hentoff ends by citing a black leader, a prominent Democrat, who once was fiercely eloquent in his defense of life. Until he, too, ran for president. Said this man several years ago:

"Don't let the pro-choicers convince you that a fetus isn't a human being. That's how the whites dehumanized us. ... The first step was to distort the image of us as human beings in order to justify that which they wanted to do and not even feel like they had done anything wrong."

That man is the Reverend Jesse Jackson.