December 4, 2008

YWCA’s Christian Roots Sells Out

Posted by Judi Lynn Lake at 11:44
The YWCA, also known as the Young Women's Christian Association, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. This organization, a “women’s membership movement nourished by its roots in the Christian faith” is also pro-choice and supports the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA).

To launch its 150th anniversary, the YWCA launched its “Own It! Campaign” on November 24 to “engage younger women on the important issues they face today.”

At the event, the group distributed the results of a national survey, “What Women Want: A National Survey of Priorities and Concerns.”

In the report, 31 percent of the women interviewed said abortion should be legal in most cases, and 23 percent said it should be legal in all cases; 24 percent said it should be illegal in most cases, and 16 percent said it should be illegal in all cases. The other respondents were not sure or declined to answer.

“Well, the YWCA has always been pro-choice, so this is a topic that we would be very supportive of, and again, in a survey that we just completed of women, the majority of women across age groups support a woman’s right to choose,” Dr. Lorraine Cole, chief executive officer of the YWCA, told

Mark Crutcher of Pro Life Dynamics, a non-profit organization that conducts abortion research and runs the “Abortion Malpractice Litigation” campaign against abortion providers, said an organization like the YWCA taking a pro-choice stance is “outrageous.”

“It’s undefendable,” he said. “I would understand it when you see something like the Playboy Foundation supporting legalized abortion. You see those kinds of people supporting abortion rights, and it makes perfect sense.

“What doesn’t make sense is an organization who claims to be Christian and support the interests of women having a pro-choice stance. That’s absolutely preposterous,” Crutcher added.


What is FOCA?
The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is legislation co-sponsored by President-Elect Barack Obama which would nullify all state laws that in any way attempt to limit or regulate abortion, including partial-birth abortion. Ironically, it specifies that government will not interfere with a woman’s choice to keep or to kill her unborn child. Nevertheless, FOCA would be a major move towards the dangerous precipice of government-mandated abortion, since it would consolidate all power over birth control into the hands of federal law and authorities. From there it would only be a small step to amend it in the light of overriding national health interests, environmental or population concerns, or any other reason deemed appropriate. Thus the FOCA clause in section 4.b.1.a, stating that a woman has the “right to choose to bear a child” could conveniently and easily be changed to, for example, that a woman has the right to choose to bear up to two children. More ominously, it could be amended to state that a woman has the right to bear a child, except in cases of rape, incest, Down syndrome, etc.


Barack Obama Promised to Sign FOCA
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What Is A Partial Birth Abortion?
Video, courtesy of You Tube.



Americans United for Life (AUL) is calling on state legislatures to take action against FOCA before it reaches Obama's desk.

Nearly 300,000 Americans have expressed their opposition to FOCA. FOCA would establish the right to abortion as a fundamental right (like the right to free speech) and wipe away every restriction on abortion nationwide.

It will eradicate state and federal abortion laws that the majority of Americans support and prevent states from enacting similar protective measures in the future.

Please read the expert analysis by Americans United for Life (AUL) and sign the Fight FOCA petition at:


Judi Ly
nn Lake has kept up with leading edge business trends throughout her varied and successful career. She had already had her "15 minutes of fame" over and over again before starting her family. Judi and her family now reside in South Carolina, but, having been born and raised on Long Island, NY, it is clearly evident that she will always be a "New Yorker." Today, she successfully runs her own advertising agency which handles everything from logos, branding and package design while she continues to work closely with self-published authors from design to promotion. For more information, visit


2 comments on "YWCA’s Christian Roots Sells Out"

Avis on 12/5/08, 6:03 PM said...

Judi, this is a blog plus! It reveals your core beliefs in our Lord and His creation. You always extend a hand to others. I hope many will come and feel free to write about our Precious Savior, freely and total abandonment!.

Lori on 12/7/08, 12:22 PM said...

Thanks for the link to I've signed the petition, and this acted as a reminder that I need to write some letters too.


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