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Equal Protection

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Why HB896 For Texas?

Our desire is to protect all innocent life. HB 896 is a culmination of the work of many Christians across the state of Texas that share one desire – to repent of abortion and make it unthinkable in our state.  We believe that every life is made in the image of God and is precious, which is why we are calling on our elected officeholders to be the first in the nation to protect the unborn like they deserve and equal protection demands. Roe v. Wade began in Texas; it can and should end here. This legislation is supported by a myriad of individuals who believe that through peaceful civic engagement we can do what many deem impossible.

We hope the information below is helpful and equips you with a better understanding of this bill and the process.  We also hope that it inspires you to help us enlist more Texans in arguably the most important civic calling of our age: to give equal protection to the most innocent and vulnerable among us–the preborn children of Texas.

 

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Q2

How would the bill be enforced if it passed?

A.    Ultimately, there should be little enforcement needed. All of the law-abiding citizens who currently get or do abortions would stop once it became illegal, and the bill does not apply to abortions done before the bill becomes law. The bill also would not apply to anyone who is forced into an abortion, to someone who had a reasonable mistaken belief about what they were doing, or to situations involving necessity, such as physicians trying to save the lives of both mother and child but prioritizing care based on triage.3

For the few abortions that might continue, the job of enforcing the law would be handled by our justice system, which would look something like this:

Law enforcement would decide whom to investigate and, if necessary, whom to arrest, if anyone.

If law enforcement arrested someone, prosecutors would decide whether or not to prosecute, whom to prosecute, whether to take the case to a grand jury, what to charge someone with, and whether or not to give someone immunity. For example, the bill would motivate a mother to testify against the abortionist and she would be given immunity for doing that.

If prosecutors did bring charges, judges and juries would then decide whether someone is guilty or not, what they are guilty of, if anything, and what the penalty should be.

From there, appellate courts would decide whether the law was applied correctly.

Finally, the governor of Texas would decide whether or not to grant a pardon, a reprieve, or to commute the sentence.

In this entire process, the idea that all of these members and institutions of our justice system would unite to unanimously agree to order the death penalty for an abortive mother is so unlikely as to be absurd. HB 896 certainly would not require that result. All that the bill would do is remove discriminatory provisions and apply the same equal protections to people before they are born as they get after they are born. If unborn children are equally valuable, they should receive equal protection. The bill does not single out mothers. It applies to anyone who promotes or assists with the abortion, including a boyfriend, husband, parent, or anyone else who solicits, encourages, directs, aids, or attempts to aid in committing the abortion.4 If abortion is wrong for anyone, it should be wrong for everyone.

Q1

What does the bill do?

A.    Life begins at conception. In fact, Texas law already defines an individual human person to include an unborn child from the moment of conception.1 HB 896 takes that fact to its logical conclusion to protect all unborn children.

As President Trump said in his State of the Union speech, “All children–born and unborn–are made in the holy image of God.” HB 896 would treat all human life, born and unborn, as equally valuable and sacred by ensuring equal protection for all.*

Our Republican party principles2 state, “We believe in the sanctity of innocent human life, created in the image of God, which should be protected from fertilization to natural death.” HB 896 would apply that principle and the Republican priority to abolish abortion by refusing to enforce Roe v. Wade because it deprives an unborn child of the right to life.

* A recent misconception and scare-tactic used by some is that the bill would “sentence women who have abortions to death,” but that is not true, as discussed below.

A.    No. The committee has until May 6 to vote to favorably report the bill to the Texas House of Representatives.6  Chairman Leach can call a vote and members can vote anytime the committee meets until after May 6.

Q4

Is the bill already dead?

A.    No. The committee has until May 6 to vote to favorably report the bill to the Texas House of Representatives.6  Chairman Leach can call a vote and members can vote anytime the committee meets until after May 6.

Q4

Is the bill already dead?

Q3

I heard that if the bill author just changed the bill on one point that it could still pass. Is that true?

A.    Those who do not want the blame for stopping the bill that would stop abortion in Texas this year want everyone to believe that if the bill author just changed the bill on one point that it could still pass, but that’s not true.

If the chairman and other committee members were truly committed to passing the bill except for one point, they have the power to submit amendments or even to adopt an entire committee substitute without the consent of the bill author.5 In other words, if the committee were interested in outlawing even most abortions this session, they could amend the bill to take out the part they do not like and then approve it. That kind of amendment could also happen on the House floor, where it would be expected to pass easily. The bill author is not preventing the committee or the rest of the House from doing any of that if their sincere desire were really to abolish most abortion in Texas this session, even without equal protection.

The real story is that Republican leadership does not want a bill that would end even most abortions to get a vote either in this committee or on the House floor.  If they did want that, the committee would have already just changed the bill themselves.

5. Tex. H.R. Rule 4, §§ 39 and 40, Tex. H.R. 4, 86th Leg., R.S., 2019 H.J. of Tex. 27, 153. See also Id. § 42.

Q5

What can we be doing?

A.    Spread the word. The only way that we can save lives and impact this legislation is to get our friends, family, churches, and neighbors involved. If Chairman Leach continues to lead the charge to block this bill from being voted on it will effectively be a death sentence for 110,000 preborn children in the State of Texas over the next two years.  Please encourage people to sign the petition and contact their elected officeholders. Thank you!

To Chairman Leach and committee members:

Please give HB 896 a vote and vote to approve it.

WHEREAS, abortion in Texas kills 150 children every day, a clear violation of God’s law and the moral foundations of Texas and all of America; and

WHEREAS, the abominable practice of abortion is directly contrary to the principles of both the Constitution of the State of Texas and the U.S. Constitution; and

WHEREAS, Texans can no longer stand by and allow the killing of babies for profit by such organizations as Planned Parenthood; and

WHEREAS, the most compassionate thing Texans can do is to end the slaughter, provide help for those hurting, and mend the evil of abortion.

THEREFORE, I urge you to publicly support HB 896, the bill to end abortion in Texas by scheduling a committee vote, publicly pledging to vote for the bill, and voting for it.

HB 896, the bill to end abortion in Texas, has had a hearing in the Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee.

But it will die soon unless Chairman Jeff Leach schedules the bill for a vote and the committee members vote to approve it.

Sign your petition now urging Chairman Leach to schedule the bill for a vote, and for all the committee members to vote to approve HB 896!

 

 

Jeremiah’s Wish

As many of you know Jeremiah Thomas was struck with a very aggressive cancer. We have not given up hope or prayers but through this trial, God has given Jeremiah a platform that has reached world wide. One video alone has over 200k views!

This being said the Make A Wish Foundation visited Jeremiah and offered him one wish. His wish was to meet his Governor and the Oklahoma Gubernatorial Candidate #DanFisher to share with him his wish to Abolish Abortion and end the 45 year Long holocaust against the pre-born which has be responsible for 250,00 babies. In this video/interview with Dan he speaks directly to Oklahoma and shares his wish and charge to all Oklahomans!

So here is the initiative:
* CALL EVERY TELEVISION STATION IN OKLAHOMA AND ASK THEM OF THEY HEARD OF JEREMIAH THOMAS A 16 YEAR OLD BOY’S LAST WISH TO MEET WITH TEXAS GOVERNOR AND OKLAHOMA GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE DAN FISHER TO SHARE HIS REQUEST / WISH TO ABOLISH ABORTION. (The young man’s last wish is to save innocent babies!!! ) Jeremiah asked if Dan when he becomes governor will in his honor name the bill, Jeremiah’s Bill (a bill that would abolish abortion) please let them know why this is important also is because Dan Fisher is the only candidate running who will abolish abortion.

Below is the list and phone numbers of the mainstream television stations and numbers. If there are more that are not listed please call them also. (please post done below so we know how many times they have been reached)

•News 9 (KWTV)
405.841.9956
•News 4 (KFOR)
405.478.7397
•FOX 25
405.475.9100
•News 5 (KOCO)
405) 478-3000
•ABC TULSA
918.445.9371
•News6 Tulsa
918-583-1502
•KJRH Tulsa NBC
918) 743-2222
•Fox 23 Tulsa
918-369-6397
•News7 Lawton / SW Oklahoma
580.355.6397

 

Jeremiah’s Letter to His Generation: A Call Back to Christ and Abolish Abortion

There are many ways to be brave in this world.

Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself or for someone else.

Sometimes bravery involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, or everything you’ve ever wanted, for the sake of something greater.

But sometimes it doesn’t.

Sometimes bravery is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain. It is bearing down through the hard work of every day life. The slow walk towards a better life.

And sometimes it’s letting go.

Hey guys, my name is Jeremiah Thomas. I was raised on the front lines of the ongoing battle for the soul of our nation called abortion. It is a hidden holocaust that has wiped out one third of our generation. I’m from a family of 12 siblings, a stay-at-home mom, and a fiery preacher for a dad. I remember growing up watching my father fearlessly preach and plead with women going into death camps. As a result, I always wanted to grow up to be a preacher.

One thing you should know about my family. We are really big on sports. Both the boys and girls. The football and volleyball seasons are huge for us. I am the youngest of the guys in the family. So naturally growing up meant I got destroyed playing backyard football.

I learned a lot from my older brothers. I watched them all practice. I watched them all play. I watched them all win State. I wanted to be THAT good.

My brothers played for a private Christian school that allowed homeschoolers to participate. For two years, I woke up early and drove with them to practice so I could be the team’s water boy. The school’s athletic policy changed right before I got my chance to play. Only enrolled students were allowed on the team. So, in the fifth grade, my parents enrolled me because they had promised me the opportunity to play football and my Dad never goes back on his word.

After some years of flag football practice, my turn to play tackle football finally came in the seventh grade. We went 9-1 ending my junior high career on a good note. My parents pulled me out immediately after my last game and brought me back to homeschooling. I skipped 8th grade and went straight into my freshman year. I played with a different Christian school, the Parkview Pacers. I played with them my freshman and sophomore year, winning state my sophomore year. This meant that all the Thomas’ boys had won State. I received awards and got selected both years to play in the “All Star Game.” I don’t say this to brag but to share what my life was before cancer.

Growing up, I always had one foot in Christ and one foot in the world. I attended church, did Bible study, and ministered with my family but when I was at school or hanging with friends you couldn’t tell that I knew Christ.

It wasn’t until the summer of 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky that I experienced revival. I was baptized along with forty-eight other kids (and some adults). I came home to Waco, Texas on fire for Christ.

Link to Jeremiah’s baptism:

https://www.facebook.com/www.operationsaveamerica.org/videos/10156433286471600/

I immediately ran to the roar of the battle and began to do ministry outside our local abortion clinic. With my Bible and a handheld microphone, I began sharing the Gospel on high school and college campuses.

Football came and went way too fast. It was a great season. We won State! Football season became basketball season. I continued to minister and play sports.

One night before Christmas, our family watched the Muppet Christmas Carol. I cried through the whole film. I thought I was feeling the Christmas spirit, but I soon realized it was the presence of God.

I was so moved, after the movie, I offered to do all the dishes for my siblings. My dad told me, it was our “Christmas miracle.” There were a lot of dishes and it was late. My tired sisters mumbled a “thank you” as they went off to their bedrooms. My parents and older brother went to bed too, leaving me alone to do dishes.

As I started washing the dishes, I regretted my decision. I decided to worship the Lord. I started to cry again, which then turned to weeping. Soon it was too much for me. I couldn’t do the dishes. I tried to run to my bedroom, so I could collapse on my bed. But I didn’t make it; I collapsed in my dad’s office.

For the next two hours I was pinned to the ground, shaking in the presence of God. At that point, deep intercession and travail filled me, leaving me undone. I knew God was demanding more of me. I began to hear a Voice. It was almost like it was speaking into me. I recognized the words the Voice was saying, when I knew that I shouldn’t. It spoke in a different language, saying the names of the Lord. It was the Lord! He was speaking to me! I woke up to see my brother, Valiant, and my dad sitting in chairs around me.

“What just happened?” I heard my Dad say.

After I recovered, Valiant and my other brother, Josiah, had about an hour-long worship session in our bedroom. The presence of the Lord was in the room. It was so thick, you could cut with a knife. But this time His presence was sweet and convicting, causing my brothers and me to weep and hug each other as we confessed our sins to one other.

Fast forward, basketball season was almost over. After a game, I came home with a small injury. A little bump on my ribs. Thinking it was your average rib injury, I wrapped it up and finished the basketball season. It was hurting a lot more by baseball season, but I had already started playing, so I kept my commitment.

I kept my ribs well wrapped and it didn’t give me too much of a problem. It wasn’t until I got home and tried to fall asleep that I would have major problems. I couldn’t sleep to save my life. My ribs hurt, and my back hurt as well. The back pain was excruciating. Sometimes I would pound the ground with my fist and cry out. My mom or dad would wake up and hold me as I grimaced in pain.

The first doctor said the pain was scoliosis in my back and a contusion on my ribs. But the pain only grew worse. We went back to the doctor’s office and they took a CT scan. The doctor said we would have to wait for the radiologist to read the scan. We went home expecting to come back sometime next week. As soon as we entered our house, the doctor’s office called us saying we needed to get back A.S.A.P.

My parents and I headed back with a bit of anxiety. The doctor received us back into his office and sat us down. The next few moments were a blur as my world was turned upside down and inside out. The only thing I could really understand was that I had a tumor in my front chest and it was malignant. I was dying.

My dream to play college football was DEAD. My dream to minister was DEAD. We were absolutely blindsided. I was the healthiest I had ever been. I was in my prime! I had so many plans and goals for the year. I couldn’t accept the news that I had a malignant tumor, not yet. Not now. Maybe a tumor at seventy years old; I could die at seventy. Not at sixteen.

I was in fulltime ministry mode at that time. I went out to my local abortion mill, Baylor college, and high schools. I would share the Gospel of the Kingdom with complete strangers to fulfill the Great Commission. I was pursuing the call that was on my life. I thought I could only serve God if I was healthy. I thought if I was hospitalized, I would lose all opportunity to minister to others. Little did I know that God was going to use my sickness to reach the lost and encourage brethren throughout the world.

After a few months of cancer and a bunch of different treatments, here I am. I’m lying down in bed, typing this letter. I have lost my hair, my ability to walk, fifty pounds of healthy muscle, the sensation in my legs and back, and my football career. But I haven’t lost my faith and hope in God. In fact, my faith in Him has been strengthened. I have grown so much closer to my Savior, knowing full well my life is in His hands. He has been with me every step of the way, guiding me and teaching me.

I’ve learned no matter what you get hit with in life, you sometimes have to lower your shoulder and keep trucking, just like in football. Trust God to keep your feet and sustain you. In less time than it takes to play a full football season, my life has been taken over by cancer. I don’t know how much time I have left on this earth, but with what time I do have, I want it to count for God and my generation. This is my call to my generation, “Leave it all behind and come back home!”

“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19).

We have grown up in a culture of death, sexual confusion, immorality and fatherlessness. This culture of death I speak of consists of abortion, homosexuality and suicide. One third of our generation has been wiped out due to abortion. Over 25 million people have died as a result of AIDS. Even without AIDS, the life expectancy of a homosexual man or woman is about 33 years shorter than that of a heterosexual. More young people die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined.

We have been handed a bill of goods that has completely destroyed us. In our nation, we have chosen death and received the curse.

I would like to use a parable of the Prodigal Son to describe our generation. We have taken our Heavenly Father’s blessings and have turned from Him. We’ve squandered our godly heritage and we still haven’t turned back to the Father. How bad does it have to get in order for our generation to wake up and realize that we are a long way from home?

My call to you today is to come back to the Father. Leave behind the darkness, deception and despair. We are a fatherless and lawless generation searching for identity. Meanwhile, our heavenly Father is standing with arms wide open, beckoning to us to return to Him through the good news of the Gospel of the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

If you’re going through depression, there’s hope in Christ. If you’re battling disease, there’s healing in Christ. If you’re contemplating suicide or abortion, there’s abundant life in Christ.

Abortion is more than wrong. It’s an abomination. It’s the murder of an innocent baby. It turns mothers into murderers and men into cowards. Abortion goes against everything God intended. He made men to protect women and children. He made women to love and nurture. So, in conclusion, abortion is more than just a “woman’s issue.” It’s an act of murder that should be penalized by law. It is our generation’s duty to rise up and abolish abortion.

It’s time to wake up and stand against the evil in our day. There’s a battle to fight and souls to save. Everybody else is joining in the confusion and chaos that is ruining our nation. They are literally killing themselves and others trying to prove that they are right. True rebellion is going against the flow of what everybody else is doing.

Finally, to the liberal student activists who think they are fighting “the establishment” on college campuses- you are the establishment! Your professors are liberal. Your parents are probably liberal. Your friends are liberal. The music you listen to is liberal. Hollywood is liberal so the movies you watch are liberal.

Who or what are you truly rebelling against?

To the college kids who complain that they can’t trust our government- you’re doing everything in your power to make it bigger. The government is taking away our natural, God given rights. You’re making the problem worse. This is insanity.

If you want to be a rebel on college campuses fight for freedom! Stir the status quote, don’t go along with it. True examples of counter culture are the Christians who fight against abortion. They’re actually fighting to end the grave evil in our day.

Look at history. Over one hundred million people have been murdered under the ideologies of Democratic Socialism and Communism. When we forget our history, history will always repeat itself. That’s why one third of our generation has been wiped out by abortion. That’s why our rights our slowly being ripped out of our Constitution. That’s why the establishment is evil.

It’s time for my generation to wake up. It is time leave our sin, unbelief, rebellion, and lust behind. Let’s make a journey of saving faith back to the Father’s House. It is there and there only that we will find light, love, and life through Jesus Christ our Lord!

It is my sincere prayer that you who read this will take my words to heart, change your mind, and be reconciled to the Lord through the merits of Jesus Christ. May God’s Kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven in Jesus’ name!

Penned and published by Jeremiah Thomas 6/24/2018

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Abolish Abortion in Texas – End the Era of Death

It was my generation which celebrated the era of death ushered in by Old Men on SCOTUS. We said over and over “I, personally, would never abort a child but I’m so glad other woman can do so if “needed”. “ May God forgive the ignorance of the young. I saw too late the evil being perpetrated on our nation.

Being the Godly nation we claim to be we have been incrementally attacking abortion ever since the ruling came down. Last year, Texas incrementalism watched as 55,000 defenseless Texans died with no voice!

The time is now!

Now we have the foundation laid by truly Godly men and women of the Abolish Abortion in Texas movement. That movement is growing as the conviction of our Lord falls on His people.

I pray my generation will also be the generation that calls an end to the ERA of DEATH!

Suezette Griffin