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May 17, 2021 (Live Action) – “Avow,” a pro-abortion political action and education nonprofit formerly known as NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, has created a benefit package that pays a yearly stipend for employees’ abortions.
In an interview with ReproJobs, Avow executive director Aimee Arrambide explained the benefits package. “It was my goal upon starting this job to make sure the staff was whole,” she said, explaining, “Some of the benefits included are employer-paid health, dental, vision, STD, LTD insurance, retirement match of 3%, flex time with core hours, remote working, unlimited paid time off, a three-month paid sabbatical after five years, six-month paid family leave, a $3,000 abortion stipend per year.” (emphasis added). The stipend covers abortions for employees as well as their family members.
Lila Rose, President and Founder of Live Action, responded:
This is an abhorrent policy. Abortion ‘benefits’ no one. Benefits are offered to save lives and allow for human thriving – abortion ends lives. This $3k stipend should be put towards life saving benefits and care of pregnant women, not the starvation, dismemberment, and death of their children.
Three thousand dollars is enough to cover one or more later abortions or multiple first-trimester abortions.
Avow was once a NARAL Pro-Choice America state affiliate, but recently split from the national organization and rebranded itself under the notion that its abortion advocacy needed to be more direct. The group announced its split from NARAL Pro-Choice America in a January 2021 blog post, writing, “Big news: NARAL Pro-Choice Texas is now Avow. To avow means to declare openly, bluntly, and without shame. Now more than ever, our state needs bold and unapologetic advocacy for abortion rights. As an independent, Texas-based organization, Avow will continue our work at the state and local level — where the decisions that most impact Texans are happening. Together, we can build a Texas where every person is trusted, thriving, and free to pursue the life they want.”
An interview with Texas Monthly makes the reason for the break more clear: Avow’s team wants the abortion movement to stop using euphemisms like “reproductive health,” and to be more open about their abortion advocacy, including focusing on abortion. “The opposition has only become more bold, more inflammatory,” Delma Catalina Limones, Avow’s communications manager, said. “We deserve a movement that is going to confront the issue and not always be on the defense.”
The so-called 'Equality Act' contains deadly poison for Christian democracy in the United States. And, its harmless-sounding name tries to hide this insidious reality.
But, unfortunately, Pelosi and company have JUST PASSED this morally repugnant bill in the US House of Representatives.
Pro-life and pro-family organizations, as well as Christian churches and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and freedom-loving groups everywhere, are now sounding the alarm.
Wake up, America, this is RED ALERT time!
This petition, therefore, calls on every US Senator to vigorously oppose and reject this bill.
Yes, it's THAT important.
The bill has nothing to do with "equality," or with extending the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which is how it is being touted by the leftists in the mainstream media.
It is, rather, one of the MOST EXTREME anti-life, pro-LGBT indoctrination bills ever proposed.
It has been described as a short-list of the worst possible elements of the Radical Left's agenda in Congress...and, REMEMBER, it has just passed the House!
We need to tell all US Senators, in no uncertain terms, that WE WILL NOT ACCEPT this outrageous attack on our freedoms and on life, itself!
SIGN AND SHARE THIS URGENT PETITION, TODAY!
And, after you have signed this petition, please CLICK HERE to DIRECTLY CONTACT YOUR U.S. SENATORS, and tell them to oppose this assault on our freedoms of thought, speech, conscience and religion.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Below are some of the devastating critiques of 'Equality Act,' leveled by some of the best conservative, Christian minds in the country.
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC), has written that the 'Equality Act' will include, "the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion this country has ever seen.”
"Under this big new umbrella of 'discrimination,'" continued Perkins, "any American who doesn’t want to fund, offer, perform, or participate in abortion on demand will have no real choice. They can conform — or they can be punished."
"Every wall that’s been built between abortion and the government would come crashing down, including the Hyde Amendment, the pro-conscience Weldon Amendment, and several international barriers that keep our country from exporting abortion."
ON CHRISTIANITY, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM and LGBT INDOCTRINATION:
Lloyd Marcus, of the American Thinker publication, has written about the 'Equality Act' in the following terms:
"LGBTQ enforcer and homosexual Democrat congressman David Cicilline is sponsor of the Equality Act. Cicilline's evil bill is the most aggressive assault on our constitutional religious liberties in U.S. history...If the Equality Act becomes the law of the land, every outrageous, tyrannical demand [of LGBTQ activists/enforcers] will become reality."
And, Liberty Counsel Action, a law and policy education, training and advocacy organization which, among other things, advances religious freedom, the sanctity of human life, and the family has extensively criticized the 'Equality Act'.
On their webpage, dedicated to analyzing the 'Equality Act', which you can access below, Liberty Counsel Action state: "The 'Equality' Act' elevates 'sexual orientation and gender identity' to the same protected category as race. It will violate the religious freedom of Americans in numerous ways."
The go on to list the areas of life which this will affect: "It will impact all employers, including religious and non-profit organizations; contractors; houses of worship; public, private, and religious schools; curriculum; bathrooms; sports; daycare providers; shelters; hospitals; places of gatherings; entertainment providers; counselors; foster care and adoption; biological parents; landlords; anywhere providing a “good, service, or program,” including those advertised online; transportation drivers; and all local, state, and federal entities and many other areas."
And, as they note: "[T]here is NO RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION to this bill!"
Taking into account all of these potential threats to Christian democracy, Life and religious freedom, it is easy to see how the so-called 'Equality Act' has been called a "poison pill."
It is imperative that the US Senate vigorously reject this bill, AND EXPOSE IT FOR WHAT IT REALLY IS.
Please SIGN this urgent petition, TODAY!
The following links will take you to more information about the 'Equality Act'
The House version of the so-called 'Equality Act' (HR 5): http://lc.org/PDFs/Attachments2PRsLAs/2019/031819EqualityActHR5.pdf
Liberty Counsel Action's full analysis of the so-called 'Equality Act': https://www.lcaction.org/HR5 and https://lc.org/newsroom/details/022421-equality-act-guts-religious-freedom-1
LifeSiteNews opinion and analysis of the so-called 'Equality Act':
In 2019, the group, while still under the moniker NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, funded “Abortion is Freedom” billboards in the state in response to the enactment of “Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn” ordinances. More than two dozen Texas cities have banned abortion within their municipalities as a result of this grassroots pro-life effort.
Avow’s goal is unrestricted abortion access in Texas — something with which Americans overwhelmingly disagree. Though the group claims to represent the average woman in Texas, polling has consistently shown that while Americans support legal abortion, they find it morally wrong and want it to be heavily restricted. Other polling in recent years shows that Americans also largely oppose taxpayer-funded abortion, an idea currently championed by abortion supporters in Congress and the White House.
Published with permission from Live Action.