Sunday, November 17, 2019

Upcoming: 2020 Rally for Life

2020 Rally for Life

When -- Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Where -- Monroe County Courthouse

Please bring diapers to donate to the Hannah Center and the Women's Care Center.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Why we need the Life Chain

This was written by CCFL member Scott Tibbs.

When a Facebook user described the Life Chain as "very upsetting, very triggering, and super anger-producing," it underscored for me why we need to continue doing the event. We cannot allow people to get comfortable in their apathy. We must be reminded that abortion exists, and what abortion does.

That is why Christian Citizens for Life stretched across town and through campus on October 6 silently and peacefully holding signs with messages such as "Abortion kills children," "Jesus heals and forgives" and "pray to end abortion." It is easy to think of abortion as a simple medical procedure, and then to put it out of our minds.

But when we think of abortion that way, we are deceiving ourselves. We all know that abortion is the termination of an innocent human life, and we cannot allow society to forget that fact. We are the only voice that unborn babies have. I guarantee you all of the people in the Life Chain had things they would rather be doing than risking the abuse of passers-by and making a spectacle of themselves in a liberal college town. They chose to stand for those who cannot defend themselves, peacefully witnessing to the injustice all around us.

Yes, the reminder of the injustice of abortion is upsetting to many. That is a good thing. We should be upset, and we should be convicted by the bloodshed that stains our land. That shows we still have a conscience and that God is working in our hearts.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

County Council gives tax money to baby killers

Former CCFL president Scott Tibbs wrote this report on the July 23 Monroe County Council meeting.

Twenty years ago, I wrote a letter to the Bloomington City Council opposing giving a grant to Planned Parenthood through city government's social services fund. I did not think I would still be fighting the same battle 20 years later, or that the corporate welfare would also be disbursed by the Monroe County Council. Yet that is where I was last week, imploring the county council not to give scarce resources to two organizations that very clearly do not need the money.

After the first several people who spoke in public comment opposed the handouts, representatives from Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women and "All Options" spoke in favor of the grants for PP and AO. None of them bothered to address a $500,000 budget surplus by All Options, or the $1.4 billion of total annual revenue of Planned Parenthood. None of the county councilors bothered to explain why these wealthy organizations deserve tax money over organizations with lesser financial resources.

The pink shirts complained that this debate should not be about abortion, because the grants to not pay for "abortion services" and because abortion is legal. Well, the answer to that dilemma is very simple: Stop giving taxpayer money to people who kill babies or pay for babies to be killed, and people who are morally opposed to killing babies will not need to show up at the meeting. I did not go to the city council meeting the previous month, because neither organization got any money from the city.

So why not instead invest in the futures Family Planning Clinic? The answer from Cheryl Munson was telling: The Futures Clinic is allegedly prohibited from referring for abortions. But if these grants are not about supporting abortion, then why does it matter that the Futures Family Planning Clinic is restrained in what they can do? So yes, this absolutely is a pro-abortion political statement. This is not about helping those in need. and it never was. This is an abuse of the public's trust and a waste of taxpayer dollars. It is shameful.