Bas-relief at Angkor Wat depicting a demon performing an ancient abortion.
A budget deal was made in the USA that both major political parties have claimed victory for. Here is some information from The Wall Street Journal:
Democrats managed to hold off Republican demands to strip funding for the new health-care law and for a range of other Democratic priorities. GOP provisions to cut all federal funding to Planned Parenthood of America and National Public Radio also were dropped…
Democrats argued that block-granting Title X, which has an annual budget of $317 million, would cripple it and damage Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which receives about one-fourth of Title X money.
Planned Parenthood provides abortions but by law can’t use federal money for that procedure. Instead, Democrats said it uses Title X funds to provide such services as mammograms and cervical cancer screening to low-income women.
Still, many Republicans were upset at the notion of an abortion provider getting any federal money.
The Center for Responsive Politics reports that the Planned Parenthood political action committee donated $286,986 to federal candidates in the 2010 election cycle, 99% of it to Democrats. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704503104576250541381308346.html
The above is really not accurate in a sense that I saw that a group made calls to many Planned Parenthood offices and not a single one of the Planned Parenthood offices called did mammograms. While the government claims that technically the money it gives it do not directly pay for them, the reality is that Planned Parenthood gets much of its income from abortions and would not survive financially except for doing abortion.
It does not surprise me that both parties agreed to this.
One of the reasons that I did not personally comment in my post yesterday (see Abortion Funding is a Major Factor in Lack of USA Budget) about Democrats supporting Planned Parenthood and Republicans wanting to stop funding for it is that I believed that when it came down to it, there were not enough Republican politicians who really would stand by principle. And, that is what appears to have happened. And while Republicans plan to bring this up again, only if it is politically-expedient enough do I believe that they will stick by this to the point of actually de-funding.
The Bible says:
1 Cry aloud, spare not;
Lift up your voice like a trumpet;
Tell My people their transgression,
And the house of Jacob their sins. (Isaiah 58:1)
The USA is continuing in its sins. The relatively small amount of “savings” that both American political parties agreed to for the budget still results in a massive deficit for the USA. The Bible teaches that debt is a curse for those who disobey and sin against God:
43 The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. 44 He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. 45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you (Deuteronomy 28:42-45).
As the Anglo-American nations have not kept God’s commandments, they have become the greatest debtor nations of all time!
The abortion issue is just one more area of the national sins of the USA.
Without massive national repentance the USA is doomed relatively soon (see also Anglo – America in Prophecy).
Several articles of possibly related interest may include:
Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman’s Right to Choose Do you know what the Bible teaches on this? What do the Living Church of God and the Church of Rome teach?
The Ten Commandments Reflect Love, Breaking them is Evil Some feel that the ten commandments are a burden. Is that what Jesus, Paul, Peter, James, and John taught?
Prophecies of Barack Obama? This article has eight reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and eight reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. It includes many biblical and non-biblical prophecies, from around the world, that seem to discuss Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests? This is the longest and most complete article at the COGwriter website on Barack Obama prophecies. Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”. Might Bible prophecy be fulfilled since he is to be the USA president?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Does God Have a 6,000/7,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2018 or 2019?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2011, 2012, or 2013? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?