Who Speaks Speaks For The Voiceless And Why? Why It Is Importance And How You Can Speak For ThemJul. 27, 2011
As Americans, we are blessed with many freedoms and rights. One such right is that of free speech. However, many are denied the most fundamental antecedent right — life — and never get the opportunity to mutter their first syllable. This Thursday, Family Foundation President Victoria Cobb will use the former to inform about the latter at The Beacon Hill Society’s Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness — Speaking for the Voiceless conference. She will share how people can help in the fight for the rights of the unborn. She will be joined by Alan Carrillo of the International Justice Mission and Sara Pomeroy of the Richmond Justice Initiative, who will speak on the plight of human trafficking. Register online by today at The Beacon Hill Society for a discounted price ($5.00 per person or $15.00 per family) or pay at the door ($8.00 and $20.00, respectively). Speaking for the Voiceless is Thursday, July 28, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Ashland, on 800 Thompson Street, about 20 minutes north of Richmond on Interstate 95.
Before speech, life!
Breaking News: Fox News Channel To Cover Family Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala!Oct. 05, 2010
Two days remain to buy tickets to see Congressman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) deliver the keynote speech at The Family Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala, this Saturday, October 9, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Winner of the recent 2012 presidential straw poll at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit (see video for a preview of what to expect Saturday), Congressman Pence has been turning heads as a rising star in the conservative movement. So much so, in fact, we just learned that Fox News Channel intends to cover the gala! Last weekend, Congressman Pence, the third ranking member of the House Republican Conference, traveled to Iowa — not by accident, he joked — where he spoke to the Faith and Freedom Coalition dinner (Iowa Independent). A hero among social and fiscal conservatives, Congressman Pence's remarks were enthusiastically received (see Kathie Obradovich at The DesMoines Register's Iowa Politcs Blog). In short, he is rising to the top of the 2012 GOP presidential field.
To those who say we should focus on fiscal issues, instead of the right to life, I say, "What is more fiscally responsible than denying any and all funding to Planned Parenthood of America?" To those who say that marriage doesn’t matter, I say, "You would not be able to print enough money in 1,000 years to pay for the government you would need if the traditional family continues to collapse."
In addition to registering online, you can purchase tickets by phone through Friday at (804) 343-0010 by Friday. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and is preceded by a private sponsors' reception and picture opportunity with Congressman Pence at 5:15 p.m.
Here's one more sample of what you'll get with Mike Pence:
Pence: God planted America's seeds of liberty.
Planned Parenthood Loses In D.C.Aug. 18, 2010
The arrogance of Planned Parenthood was never more apparent than in June in Washington, D.C., when the abortionists put a no trespassing sign on the public sidewalk in front of one of its abortion centers. When a group of pro-lifers held a prayer vigil there, Planned Parenthood called the police and had the praying faithful arrested for trespassing, including a pastor. However, authorities resolved the matter on August 12 . . . in favor of the pastor. The sidewalk, of course is public property and no private entity can exercise jurisdiction over it. Planned Parenthood lost. The sign now must come down. Bound4Life Director Matt Locket recently sat down with the pastor, the Rev. Patrick Mahoney, to get a play-by-play of what happened. We'll let the video speak for itself. But one point for emphasis: Rev. Mahoney makes a perceptive observation about how several issues blend together as part of the pro-abortion crowd's comprehensive intolerance. If Planned Parenthood doesn't respect the right to life, how can anyone expect them to respect one's right to free speech — or anything else?
If they don't respect life, how can you expect pro-abortionists to respect speech . . . or any other basic human right?
Statement Of Delegate Bob Marshall On The 4th Circuit's Upholding Of Virginia's Partial Birth Abortion BanJun. 25, 2009
STATEMENT OF DELEGATE BOB MARSHALL, PATRON OF HB 1541, DURING THE 2003 SESSION OF THE VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The most fundamental purpose of government is to protect human lives. The court did that here.
It is telling that it was Virginia's Thomas Jefferson, who criticized abortion in his Notes on Virginia, and who affirmed in the Declaration of Independence that the first natural right of persons is the right to life which comes directly from God, when he wrote that, "all men are created equal," and that Jefferson didn't say all men are born equal for a reason.
I wanted a law that upheld the right to life of children near birth, would expand the legal protections previously denied such children by other federal court decisions, and which would be constitutional.
Delegate Marshall concluded his statement by quoting from the concurring opinion of Judge J. Harvie Wilkerson:
The fact is that we — civilized people — are retreating to the haven of our Constitution to justify dismembering a partly born child and crushing its skull. Surely centuries hence, people will look back on this gruesome practice done in the name of fundamental law by a society of high achievement. And they will shudder.