The Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance (See below for latest blog posts.)

Supporting family values in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park

Welcome to the website of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance (PWMFA). We are a grassroots organization of citizens of Prince William County and the independent cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, Virginia, dedicated to supporting and promoting the values inherent in the concept of family. Learn more about us.

Where they stand

  • The principal goal of the Family Alliance is to help Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park voters learn more about candidates seeking to represent them in public office. Our focus is especially directed at the County and City school boards, the Board of County Supervisors and Manassas and Manassas Park City Councils. We also concentrate on State legislative candidates with the aim of informing the voting public on where candidates stand regarding key issues affecting the family.Here are some of the projects we are currently undertaking:
    • We’re soliciting the positions of candidates seeking local public offices in both the General and Primary elections in the 2019 election cycle and publicize the results.
    • We maintain an active website (www.familyallianceonline.org) to draw attention to school issues, elections and the need for Christian leadership on issues affecting the family.
    • We seek to build a network of church contacts throughout Prince William and the two cities (Manassas and Manassas Park) with the aim of promoting the institution of the family and an educated electorate.

Some of our Achievements

  • Led the successful campaign for the Marriage Amendment in 2006, carrying Prince William County and Manassas by a larger margin than statewide.
  • Led the successful fight against off-track betting in Manassas Park in 2004.
  • Distributed Voter Guides to Prince William County churches area.
  • Successfully promoted internet filtering in public libraries and abstinence-based family life education.

Affect Public Policy – Help Us Protect our Community

Support our efforts! Visit our “Get Involved” section to join the PWMFA or to make an “online” contribution.

Posted in Citizen Responsibilities

NOW COMES THE STORM!

Well, we just passed through the calm before the storm! July 1 opened the door to the new legislation enacted in Richmond during the winter session. After much hard work to enact them, pro-life laws that were on the books for years are now history.

Here is a list of those requirement rejections:

  1. Women will not be given full information before they have an abortion.
  2. They will NOT have opportunity to view an ultrasound of their baby before the abortion.
  3. Abortionists are no longer required to give the mother documents from the Department of Health about risks of abortion, fetal development or her legal rights if she is in danger.
  4. The mother will not be given 24 hours to consider her decision to have an abortion: she will have no waiting period in which to change her mind .
  5. Non-physician nurse practitioners (who may or not have a ‘doctor’s degree in nursing’) will be allowed to perform abortions. Nurses are not surgeons!
  6. All clinic regulations no longer apply to abortion facilities! Those deal with hygiene and cleanliness, equipment, methods of management, etc.

Where is this new lack of structure and protection leading?

As we wrote before, chemical abortion is being promoted more frequently. The side effects can be horrendous, but, as is obvious, concern for the welfare of the woman in not an issue for legislators whose political campaigns received large sums of money from Planned Parenthood and other liberal groups.

Already physician abortionists across the country have long lists of botched abortions and put mothers’ lives and health at risk daily. In some cases, women have died as a direct result. With nurses, non-physicians, performing abortions, that number will rise.

According to Olivia Gans Turner (info@vshl.org, “Bad Day for Virginia’s Women and Children”, July 1, 2020), the greatest threat to women and their unborn babies who are considering abortion is the proposed Constitutional amendment termed “reproductive liberty.” If it is passed in the next legislative round, it will prevent any pro-life law from being passed in Virginia again. What a pandora’s box that will open! Think about whose lives will be threatened next: the elderly, developmentally disabled, terminally ill??!

This web site is a vehicle for urging voters to cast ballots for conservative candidates. But it also is a rostrum for alerting readers to pray as you’ve never prayed in your life. Ask God to intervene. He hates murder—and that’s what abortion is. The Sixth Commandment says, “Thou shalt not kill.” Our nation must turn back to God or suffer the consequences if we don’t!

Join a prayer movement and participate actively. Perhaps your church or denomination is sponsoring one. Intercessors for America (http://www.ifa.org) and Bishop Jackson (stand@standamerica.us) are just two of many organizations mobilizing pray-ers! Unite714 (http://www.Unite714.com) is another. Pray with your family. Regardless of what setting you choose, let your prayers be heard at this crucial time in our national history!

News Articles

— Posted by Tom Salmon for Doris, a fellow member of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance

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HAS ANYONE NOTICED THIS AN ELECTION YEAR?

Illustration of the morphology of coronaviruses; the club-shaped viral spike peplomers, coloured red, create the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically (from here (en.wikipedia.org))

90% of the news media is owned by five big corporations. The primary reason these companies own news media outfits is to further the interests of the corporation, not to inform us. So, we cannot trust the news media. Here is an example. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued guidance indicating that our children should go back to school this fall. Here is the critical excerpt.

With the above principles in mind, the AAP strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school. The importance of inperson learning is well-documented, and there is already evidence of the negative impacts on children because of school closures in the spring of 2020. Lengthy time away from school and associated interruption of supportive services often results in social isolation, making it difficult for schools to identify and address important learning deficits as well as child and adolescent physical or sexual abuse, substance use, depression, and suicidal ideation. This, in turn, places children and adolescents at considerable risk of morbidity and, in some cases, mortality. Beyond the educational impact and social impact of school closures, there has been substantial impact on food security and physical activity for children and families.

Policy makers must also consider the mounting evidence regarding COVID-19 in children and adolescents, including the role they may play in transmission of the infection. SARS-CoV-2 appears to behave differently in children and adolescents than other common respiratory viruses, such as influenza, on which much of the current guidance regarding school closures is based. Although children and adolescents play a major role in amplifying influenza outbreaks, to date, this does not appear to be the case with SARS-CoV-2. Although many questions remain, the preponderance of evidence indicates that children and adolescents are less likely to be symptomatic and less likely to have severe disease resulting from SARS-CoV-2 infection. In addition, children may be less likely to become infected and to spread infection. Policies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within schools must be balanced with the known harms to children, adolescents, families, and the community by keeping children at home.(from here (services.aap.org))

Will you see much about this article in the news media? No. The news media wants us to remain fearful. Why? Well, we have to be wary of crony capitalism. One of the weaknesses of a republic is that large corporations have the clout to purchase influence with government officials. Therefore, instead of just reporting the news, corporations have an incentive to pick sides and advocate a viewpoint. That viewpoint can become a problem when it is based upon deceit or withholding critical information.

The people who have the most to fear from COVID-19 are the elderly (see here (cdc.gov)), not otherwise healthy children (see People Who Need to Take Extra Precautions (cdc.gov)). That is why nearly half of the fatalities have been people in nursing homes (43% of U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Are Linked to Nursing Homes (nytimes.com)). Therefore, we should make an effort to protect the elderly, but most children, except those with certain conditions that make them susceptible, have little to worry about.

What should we tell our school board? Read the entire AAP article, COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry, and decide for yourself.

Note that this is another example of why we need school choice. Instead of letting politicians decide what is needed to protect our children, we ought to take responsibility for our children. We love our children, not the politicians.

 

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LIFE AT CONCEPTION ACT

United States Capitol
Washington, D.C.
United States of America (from here (en.wikipedia.org))

We live in historic, perilous times! Our nation teeters on the edge of capitulating to the Left and the utter destruction of our values and freedom. We cannot afford to ignore the voiceless at such a time as this!

Abortion is a huge blot on our nation’s conscience. Its example and bane have spread to the entire world! As believers in God, His Word and our constitutional government, Americans must revoke this horrible murderous practice by encouraging Congress to enact the “Life at Conception Act.”

When SCOTUS handed down Roe v Wade, it left an obvious loophole for science to fill one day–and that day is NOW! Science has demonstrated that life DOES begin at conception. With that fact before us, the “Life at Conception Act” would nullify Roe v Wade and ban abortion in our great nation! America’s example would shine as a beacon for the world to follow.

And, most of all, America would gain God’s favor by lining up with His will and declaration against murder.

Please go to: https://nationalprolifealliance.com/rlacdnmg_petition.aspx?npla=EH20&pid=0618a&lp=10, and let your voice and vote be heard, urging Congress to pass this important piece of legislation. Speak while you have the freedom to do so! Thank you!

Additional Reference: Legislatively Overturning Roe v. Wade with a Life at Conception Act
(S. 159/H.R. 616 and H.R 305) (prolifealliance.com)

Bills

— Posted by Tom Salmon for Doris, a fellow member of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance

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