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ChurchWatch 12/06/07

Democrats Introduce Pro-Life Legislation in Congress; New "Prince Caspian" Trailer Released

It was a bold stand that didn't make him many friends in his own party. Because he considered abortion a key social issue for the presidential election, in 1992 Pennsylvania Governor Bob Casey sought a speaking slot to give the minority view on the topic at the Democratic National Convention. He was not given the opportunity and in a series of news conferences he said the party was censoring his pro-life views since he agreed with the party on nearly all other issues.

The elder Casey was best known for leading the pro-life wing of the Democratic Party, and for taking the lead in fighting Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a major Supreme Court course case that upheld almost all the prohibitions on abortion that he signed into law.

Tragically, in 2000 Governor Bob Casey died of amyloidosis, a genetic condition where proteins invade and destroy bodily organs.  Now his son has picked up where Bob Sr. left off.

Democrats For Life of America (DFLA) has announced that Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) has introduced the Pregnant Women Support Act into the United States Senate. S. 2407, similar to legislation (H.R. 3192) introduced by Lincoln Davis (D- TN) earlier this year in the U.S. House, is designed to reduce the number of abortions by aiding those women who feel they have no other option.

"We applaud Senator Casey for leading the charge to reduce the abortion rate in this country by helping pregnant women," said DFLA's Executive Director, Kristen Day. "Our goal since the beginning was to craft a bill that would find common ground and have a positive chance of not only becoming law, but truly helping pregnant women and their families. Senator Casey's leadership will help tremendously with our goal to reduce the abortion rate by 95 percent in 10 years."

According to Democrats For Life of America, this bill will help shape a common-sense solution that people on all sides of the political spectrum can support. DFLA believes that it should be the goal of all people to end abortion in this country and to help mothers and young children.

"The Pregnant Women Support Act is about showing that it is possible for people from different ideological positions to come together and help those who are in need," said DFLA Executive Director Kristen Day. "All Americans should be strongly in favor of helping mothers and saving babies, regardless of their political ideology or position on the legality of abortion."

One of the key provisions of the proposal calls for banning the discriminatory practice against pregnant women in the health insurance industry by removing pregnancy from all "pre-existing condition" lists in health care. Other provisions call for making adoption tax credits permanent, providing grants for low-income parenting college students, fully funding the federal WIC program, increasing funding for domestic violence programs, and providing free home visits by registered nurses for new mothers.

Since its founding, Democrats For Life has worked to challenge the pro-life community to broaden its view of defending life, and also the Democratic Party to come back to its roots of defending those who cannot defend themselves. They hope that this bill will further both objectives, as well as create common ground for all to stand on in the fight to defend human life.

The 95-10 Initiative is a comprehensive package of federal legislation and policy proposals that will reduce the number of abortions by 95% in the next 10 years.

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New "Prince Caspian" Trailer Released

The next installment in the Chronicles of Narnia series, "Prince Caspian" is set to be released in May of 2008 and now the trailer is available for viewing online.

Watch the Prince Caspian Trailer

A year has passed after their first adventure in Narnia, when Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie are pulled back in by Susan's magic horn. They discover that 1,300 years have passed in Narnia's time, and now the land ruled by an brutal dictator, General Miraz, uncle to the true heir, Prince Caspian, who is now in exile.

The children must find Caspian, help him overthrow the evil Miraz, then find a way to return home after it's done.

This second film in the Narnia series is being directed and produced by Andrew Adamson, the director of the first Narnia movie and of the Shrek series. Adamson is also on board to produce the third Narnia film, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," which is scheduled for a 2010 release.

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