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CBN NewsWatch: January 22, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Jan. 22: Forty years later, abortion debate going strong; Clinton to face more questions in Algeria aftermath; DC church a model for breaking political gridlock? Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON NEWS WATCH,

40 YEARS OF LEGALIZED ABORTION;

WHY THE ABORTION MOVEMENT IS

LOSING GROUND

IN THE YEARS AFTER ROE V WADE.

THE SMALLEST STATE IN THE

UNION,

RHODE ISLAND,

GEARS UP OVER A BIG FIGHT

GAY MARRIAGE.

ELECTION DAY IN ISRAEL.

WILL SUPPORTERS TURN OUT TO

GIVE NETANYAHU A THIRD TERM?

NEWS WATCH.

GOOD EVENING EVERYONE I AM MARK

MARTIN.

AND I'M WENDY GRIFFIN.

THIS IS THE WEEK OF NOT JUST

INAUGURATING A PRESIDENT BUT

PRO-LIFE MARKING 40 YEARS OF

LEGALIZED ABORTION IN AMERICA.

PAUL STRAND TIES THE TWO

TOGETHER.

PRESIDENT OBAMA BEGAN HIS

SECOND TERM WITH A TRADITION

THAT DATES BACK TO GEORGE

WASHINGTON.

TAKING PART IN THE POST

INAUGURAL PRAYER SERVICE.

MANY CONSIDER IT IRONIC

THAT JANUARY 22

WAS WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA WENT TO

THE CATHEDRAL.

IT MARKS ALSO THE ANNIVERSARY

OF WHEN THE SPRING COURT

MADE ABORTION THE LAW OF THE

LAND.

CONGRESSMAN --

AS OPPOSED PRESIDENT OBAMA

INITIATIVE FOR 4 YEARS.

HE IS CONSPICUOUSLY EATING

OUT AN ENTIRE CLASS OF CHILDREN

WHO ARE YET UNBORN.

IT IS DISCRIMINATORY.

THESE CHILDREN SUFFER.

PAIN AND AGONY

BY WAY OF THE ABORTION METHODS.

SMITH BROUGHT SEVERAL WOMEN

TO CAPITOL HILL

TO DISCUSS HOW HORRIBLE

THE ABORTION EXPERIENCE HAS

BEEN IN THEIR LIVES.

WHEN THE PORTION WAS IN MY

STOMACH I WAS MORTIFIED AND

SHOCKED.

I FELT MUCH I'LL KICK IN TURN.

LATER I FOUND OUT THAT THEY

COULD FEEL THE PAIN.

LIVE WITH THE GUILT OF

HAVING TO FACE THEIR OTHER

DAUGHTERS.

I WATCHED IN THE FETAL

POSITION,

ASKING WHY I HAD TO DO SUCH

THINGS.

I HAVE SUFFERED FROM DEPRESSION

AND ANXIETY

AND AN EATING DISORDER TO NAME

JUST A FEW.

I FELT DAMAGING COMMUNITY AND

HOPE IS AFTER MY ABORTION.

SHE CANNOT SHAKE HER 1991

ABORTION.

I ABORTED MY ONLY CHILD AND

THAT TO THIS DAY IS A DECISION

THAT CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER.

A DAY I REMEMBER EVERY MOMENT

OF;

TIME IN MY LIFE THAT ALTER THE

PERSON I AM NOW.

I FELT MISLED.

I WAS TOLD THAT ABORTION WAS A

WAY TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM.

I WOULD LIKE TO TURN BACK THE

HANDS OF TIME.

IT DOESN'T.

LEAVES YOU WITH A DEAD BABY.

SHE WAS BADGERED INTO

GETTING AN ABORTION BY HER

BOYFRIEND FAMILY.

THE AFTER EFFECT WENT ON FOR

YEARS.

DEPRESSION, POSTTRAUMATIC

STRESS DISORDER.

MANY NIGHTS OF NIGHTMARES.

SHE CHECKED HERSELF IN A COUPLE

OF TIMES FOR SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

AND EVEN ATTEMPTS.

ON THIS FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY

PRO-LIFE ACTIVISTS LAID OUT

3300 FLOWERS IN FRONT OF THE

SUPREME COURT, TO REMIND THE

JUSTICES THAT 3300 CHILDREN

HAVE DIED EVERYDAY SINCE ROE V

WADE.

JOINING US FOR A LOOK AT

WHERE THE NATION STANDS ON THE

FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF ROE V

WADE IS PENNY --

PRESIDENT OF CONCERN WOMEN OF

AMERICA.

TIME MAGAZINE PRINTED ON THE

COVER STORY THAT THE

PROPORTIONS SIDE WAS THE --

ISSUE.

WOULD YOU AGREE WITH THAT?

WE ARE MAKING GREAT STRIDES

FOR IT.

WE HAVE COME DOWN AT LEAST

400,000 ABORTIONS A YEAR.

WE STILL HAVE 1.2 MILLION

ABORTIONS PER YEAR, 3500 BABIES

A DAY THAT WE ARE LOSING BUT

WE ARE MAKING GREAT STRIDES.

IN 2011 WE HAD 92 STATE LAWS

LIMITING ABORTION IN 24 STATES

AND NOW WE ARE UP TO FOUR

STATES THAT HAVE ONLY ONE

ABORTION CLINIC IN THEM.

WE ARE MAKING STRIDES BUT WE

HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO.

SOME WOULD SAY THAT THE

ROAD CHOICE POSITION IS THE PRO

WOMEN'S POSITION.

WHY DON'T YOU BUY THAT ARGUMENT?

OBVIOUSLY AND THAT PACKAGE

WAS SO TELLING,

WE KNOW THAT ABORTION IS LINKED

TO ALL SORTS OF DISORDERS

LATER,

ANXIETY, DEPRESSION.

ONE IN FOUR ABORTIONS IN THIS

COUNTRY,

A BIG MONEYMAKING

OPERATION TO THE TUNE OF

HALF BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.

INTERESTED IN MAKING

MONEY.

IT IS THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT

THAT IS AROUND TO HELP THESE

WOMEN,

TO HELP THEM FIND ALTERNATIVES,

TO HELP THEM WITH ADOPTION,

HELP PICK UP THE PIECES LATER,

THE WHOLE THEM WHEN THEY TRY,

FIND FOOD AND SHELTER,

HELP THEM WITH THEIR LIVES.

WE TAKE THEM INTO OUR HOMES.

WE TAKEN INTO OUR CHURCHES.

WE LOVE THEM.

BEING PRO-LIFE IS BEING

PRO-WOMAN;

DON'T MAKE A MISTAKE TO THINK

OTHERWISE.

ABORTION SUPPORTERS OF

MANAGED TO SELL

THE IDEA THAT ABORTION IS ABOUT

PROTECTING WOMAN'S HEALTH.

TALK ABOUT THAT.

DURING THE LAST ELECTION

SEASON THE LEFT WAS SO -- DID

SO WELL IN CONVINCING THE

COUNTRY TO BE AGAINST PLANNED

PARENTHOOD OR AGAINST ABORTION

ON DEMAND.

JUST THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE.

TO CARE FOR WOMEN AND THEIR

UNBORN, TO AFIRM THEIR LIFE

CHOICE, IS TO BE PRO-WOMAN.

ANDREW POINTED OUT SO MANY SIDE

EFFECTS LINKED WITH THE CHOICE

OF ABORTION.

WE NEED TO GIVE WOMEN OTHER

OPTIONS

AND ARE DOING A GREAT JOB WITH

THAT

AND THE PRO-LIFE COMMITTEE.

IN MISSOURI I WAS IN THE

PREGNANCY CLINICI

>WE ARE A TIME BUT WE

APPRECIATE YOUR BEING WITH US.

PENNY NANCE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA

PROMISE TO CHAMPION GAY RIGHTS.

ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS PLAN TO

CONSIDER

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

THIS YEAR AND IN RHODE ISLAND

THE HOUSE COMMITTEE WOULD

REVIEW A BILL

WITH A SPEAKER CALLING FOR A

VOTE BY THE END OF THE MONTH.IF

IT PASSES RHODE ISLAND

WOULD BECOME THE TENTH STATE TO

LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE.

CLOSE TO 1000 SUPPORTERS OF

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE CRAMMED

INTO THE

PROVIDENCE STATE HOUSE LAST

WEEK HOPING TO SEND A MESSAGE.

IT SHOULD BE MAN AND WOMAN;

CAUSE GOD, A MAN AND A WOMAN

ONLY.

LAWMAKERS ARE LISTENING TO

THEIR CONSTITUENTS ON THIS ONE.

THEY SHOULD NOT BE SWAYED BY

TALK OF EQUALITY.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT EQUALITY

OR RIGHTS

BECAUSE THOSE RIGHTS AND

EQUALITY

WERE GRANTED IN CIVIL UNIONS

BILL IN 2011.

WHERE SAME-SEX COUPLES WERE

GRANTED ALL THE RIGHTS AND

BENEFITS

OF MARRIED COUPLES.

AS IT STANDS THE HOUSE GAY

MARRIAGE BILL WOULD STRIP

RHODE ISLANDERS OF THEIR

RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM ON THE ISSUE BECAUSE IT

CONTAINS

NO PROTECTION FOR STATE GROUPS,

COUNSELORS OR WEDDING VENDORS

THAT OPPOSED TO GAY MARRIAGE.

ALREADY A GAY COUPLE SUED.

HE SAYS HE WANTS SAY

MARRIAGE WEDDINGS BY THE END OF

THE MONTH.

THERE IS NO DOUBT THE PRESSURE

IS ON FOR YEARS THE SMALLEST

STATE IN THE UNION HAS REMAINED

THE ONE REGIONAL HOLDOUT.

IF YOU HAVE IT HAPPENED

HERE YOU WOULD HAVE A LOT IF

YOU WILL IN THIS REGION

AROUND THIS ISSUE

OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

ALL THE OTHER NEW ENGLAND

STATES HAVE APPROVED GAY

MARRIAGE ALONG WITH IOWA,

MARYLAND AND WASHINGTON.

LAWMAKERS IN ILLINOIS ALSO PLAN

TO CONSIDER THE ISSUE THIS

YEAR.

HEATER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

AMERICA SEEMS MORE LIKE THE

DIVIDED STATES AND THE UNITED

STATES

BUT SOME HAVE FOUND A WAY TO

BOND NOT IN SPITE OF BECAUSE OF

THEIR POLITICAL

DIFFERENCES.

IT IS HAPPENING IN THE CITY

THAT MIGHT SURPRISE YOU.

LET'S FACE IT.

FOR TODAY'S POLITICS,

IT IS THE WORST OF TIMES.

DON'T INTERRUPT ME --

YOUR COUNTRY HAS THE HIGHEST

%

SHE IS USING THAT AS AN

ILLUSTRATION.

OF WHAT?

AND THE FAULT LINE RUNS

RIGHT THROUGH THE NATIONS

CAPITAL.

RECENT PUBLIC APPROVAL RATINGS

SHOWS THAT WASHINGTON IS NOT

THE MOST POPULAR PLACE

GIVEN ITS CLOSE ASSOCIATION

WITH POLITICS

AND POLITICIANS.

THIS IS ALSO A CITY WHERE

PEOPLE LIVE AND WORK,

THEY RAISE FAMILIES,

MANY WORSHIP

AND TRY TO BUILD A SENSE OF

COMMUNITY

AND THAT IS HAPPENING JUST A

FEW BLOCKS AWAY

FROM THE CAPITAL.

IT IS CAUSED DOMESTIC

GROWTH.

JULIA AND -- ARE WHAT PEOPLE

IN WASHINGTON CALL STAFFERS,

THEY WORK FOR MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS BUT IT IS THEIR

PSYCHE THAT KEEPS THEM GOING.

THEY LEAD A COMMUNITY GROUP FOR

THE CHURCH

IN DOWNTOWN DC.

MEMBERS INCLUDE POLITICAL

POLLSTERS, THE ADMINISTRATION

AND OTHER STAFF

FROM THE HOUSE AND SENATE.

I LIKE TO THINK OF THAT

VERSE, WE THROW IN REPUBLICANS

AND DEMOCRATS.

ON THURSDAY MORNING TO

DISCUSS HOW THEIR FAITH MAKES

A DIFFERENCE WHERE THEY WORK,

THE LITERAL INTERSECTION OF

RELIGION AND POLITICS

BUT WITH SO MUCH FIGHTING

BETWEEN THE POLITICS HOW CAN IT

WORK?

WE ARE TAKING THE POLICY AND

THE POWER, AND DROPPING IT OFF

AT THE DOOR AND SAYING, WHO ARE

WE AS PEOPLE?

WHO IS JESUS TO US?

BARRIERS ARE BROKEN THROUGH

PRAYERS AND BONDS MADE

THROUGH THEIR SHARED EXPENSE IN

THE WORKPLACE.

STAFF UNDERSTANDS REGARDLESS

OF WHAT SIDE OF THE ISLE THE

BOSSES ON.

IT'S GOTTEN TO THE POINT

WHERE NOW A LOT OF US, WE ARE

FAMILY.

AND DURING THE CAMPAIGN

THEY EVEN WATCH THE

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE TOGETHER.

MY INITIAL REACTION WAS IT

WAS A BAD IDEA.

WHICH IN ONE OCCASION IT

SPARKED A DEBATE

OF A DIFFERENT KIND.

TWO HOURS LATER WE WERE

STILL THERE TALKING,

JUSTICE VERSUS MERCY AND GRACE,

HAVING A DEBATE.

WHILE THEY HAVEN'T FOUND

THE KEY TO BREAK WASHINGTON'S

GRIDLOCK THEY HOPE

THEIR SMALL GROUP MAY PROVIDE A

CLUE.

THE PASTOR BELIEVES IT IS AN

EXAMPLE.

WE ARE PART OF THE KINGDOM.

IT IS LARGER THAN THE DEMOCRACY

THEN WE LIVE IN.

JOHN -- CBN NEW WASHINGTON.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS HAVE

DECIDED NOT TO USE THE DEBT

CEILING AS A NEGOTIATING

TACTIC.

THEY ARE STILL MAINTAINING THE

BROADER GOAL

OF REDUCING AMERICA'S MASSIVE

DEFICIT SPENDING.

OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS THE GOP

REFUSE TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING

TRY TO FORCE PRESIDENT OBAMA TO

REIN IN

HIS TRILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT.

THIS TIME THEY WILL REQUIRE THE

PAYCHECKS

BE WITHHELD FOR LAWMAKERS

UNLESS THEY APPROVE SPENDING

CUTS.

AMERICA IS 16.4 TRILLION

DOLLARS IN DEBT.

-- OPPOSES FRANCE'S

INTERVENTION AND MALI.

FRENCH FORCES ARE WORKING TO

STOP THE ADVANCE OF ISLAMIC

EXTREMISTS.

INTERVENTION CREATES A NEW

CONFLICT HOTSPOT,

SEPARATING ITS ARAB NORTH FROM

AFRICAN NEIGHBORS TO THE SOUTH.

ISLAMICS ALSO DECLARE THE

SUPPORT FOR ALGERIA WHERE

LAST WEEK ISLAMIC MILITANTS

ATTACKED THE GAS AND ALL

COMPLEX.

THEY WARNED THAT MORE ATTACKS

AGAINST ANY COUNTRY THAT BACKS

FRANCE'S INVOLVEMENT.

OG REINFORCES CONTINUE TO

SCOUR THE ALGERIAN DESERT,

SQUADS FOUND DOZENS OF BODIES

KILLED AT THE HANDS OF AL QAEDA.

A FLEET TRY TO STOP THE

ATTACK.

MANY DOZENS OF HOSTAGES DIED,

MANY BURNED BEYOND RECOGNITION.

WE HAVE HOSTAGES WITH BOMBS.

FALLBACK.

LATER AND AL QAEDA COMMANDER

SENT A CHILLING MESSAGE IS: WE

WILL KILL AMERICAN HOSTAGES,

WE WILL SLAUGHTER THEM.

AT LEAST ONE OF THEM WAS

CANADIAN, SPOKE EXCELLENT

ENGLISH.

THEIR FEAR OF THE HOSTAGES WAS

COMPOUNDED BECAUSE THE

ATTACKERS WERE DRESSED AS

SECURITY GUARDS.

WE KNEW THAT THE TERRORISTS

WERE DRESSED THE SAME OF THE

SECURITY FORCES.

IT WAS A HUGE DECISION, STAY

OR GO.

THE ALGERIAN GOVERNMENT

DISPLAYED AN ARSENAL OF GUNS,

GRENADES, WALKIE-TALKIES,

MOBILE PHONES SIGN THAT THE

ATTACK WAS , CAREFULLY PLANNED.

THE US HAS AL QAEDA ON THE

RUN; TOGETHER WITH THE ATTACK

ON THE US CONSULATE, IT IS

EVIDENCE THAT AL QAEDA IS STILL

VERY MUCH ALIVE.

THIS CLEARLY WAS A WESTERN

TARGET.

JOHN -- CBN NEWS.

SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY

CLINTON WILL TESTIFY THIS WEEK

ABOUT THE SEPTEMBER ATTACK ON

THE US CONSULATE IN LIBYA.

CONGRESS IS VERY CONCERNED

ABOUT ALQAEDA'S GROWING ROLE IN

AFRICA.

TODAY WAS ELECTION DAY IN

ISRAEL.

PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU IS

EXPECTED TO WIN A THIRD TERM.

CONSERVATIVE AND RELIGIOUS

PARTIES ARE EXPECTED TO FORM

THE BULK OF HIS GOVERNOR BUT

NETANYAHU IS EXPECTED TO BRING

SOME CENTRISTS AS WELL.

THE JEWISH STATE IS FACING

A VERY DIFFICULT PERIOD

IN ITS HISTORY INCREASINGLY

ISOLATED

DUE TO THE POSTING SITUATION

AND THE THREAT FROM IRAN.

ALSO HARDSHIP IN THE FORM OF A

DECLINING ECONOMY AND BUDGET

DEFICITS.

CBN'S JERUSALEM BUREAU CHIEF

JOINS US.

THE POLLS ARE CLOSED.

ANY PRELIMINARY RESULTS?

-- GAINED 31 SEATS

THE STUNNER IS THAT THE LATIB

PARTY GOT 19 SEATS.

NETANYAHU WILL HAVE TO DEAL

WITH THREE PARTIES. TURNOUT

WAS LOW IN NETANYAHU'S AREA.

WHAT KIND OF IMPACT HAS THAT

HAD?

IN SOME OF THE LIKUD AREAS,

THE VOTING WAS LOW.

THE TURNOUT FOR THE CENTRAL

PARTY WAS HIGH.

A LOT OF PEOPLE

THINK THE WEATHER

AFFECTED THE VOTE.

THE WEATHER WAS BEAUTIFUL.

IT WAS AN EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE

TURNOUT IN THE COLD, WHICH

FAVORS THE CENTER LEFT.

THEY PUT UP A GRAPHIC ON

TELEVISION.

61 TO CENTER RIGHT, 59 CENTER

LEFT.

IT WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR

NETANYAHU TO PUT TOGETHER A

COALITION GOVERNMENT.

FOR NETANYAHU WHAT IS THE

MESSAGE THAT ISRAELIS ARE

SENDING

ABOUT WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE

IN THE NATIONS FUTURE?

WHAT ARE THEY TELLING HIM?

THEY'RE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT

SOCIAL/ECONOMIC ISSUES,

THAT DOMINATED THE US ELECTION

IN NOVEMBER.

THAT DOMINATED THE CAMPAIGN

HERE.

THEY WANT TO ADDRESS SOCIAL

ECONOMIC ISSUES PLAGUING

ISRAEL.

IT IS DOING WELL ECONOMICALLY

OVERALL, BUT THERE ARE ISSUES

THAT PEOPLE WANT TO DEAL WITH.

I THINK IT ALSO SAYS THAT

PERHAPS, --

THERE IS A STRONG PULL FOR

HANDLING PEACE ISSUE.

CHRIS MITCHELL.THANKS AGAIN

FOR YOUR INSIGHT WE APPRECIATE

IT.

UP NEXT TO SALUTE THE

AMERICAN HEROES AT THE AMERICAN

LEGION BALL.

THE HOTTEST TICKET IN

WASHINGTON DC LAST NIGHT WAS

AN INVITATION TO AN INAUGURAL

BALL.

AMERICANS DONNING THEIR BEST

ATTIRE WERE SPOTTED ALL OVER

THE NATIONS CAPITAL.

ONE BALL WAS DEDICATED TO

AMERICA'S FINEST.

IT'S THE MOMENT FASHION

WATCHERS WAIT FOR ON

INAUGURATION DAY,

THE FIRST LADY DAZZLED IN RED

CHIFFON AND VELVET GOWN.

THERE WERE TWO OFFICIAL

INAUGURAL BALLS AND DOZENS OF

UNOFFICIAL GALAS.

THE AMERICAN LEGION BALL

SALUTED AMERICANS HEROES;

OF THE 81 LIVING RECIPIENTS OF

THE HIGHEST HONOR IN THE LAND,

THE MAJORITY ARE IN THIS BALL.

EVERY MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT

HAS A STORY.

I WAS A HELICOPTER AMBULANCE

PILOT IN VIETNAM, DUSTOFF

PILOT.

MY JOB IS TO PICK UP THE

WOUNDED OFF THE BATTLE.

I DID IT FOR TWO YEARS

AND PICK UP ABOUT 5000 WOUNDED.

ALL OF THEM SAY THEY WERE

SIMPLY DOING THEIR JOB,

AND THEIR PERSONAL ACTS OF

VALOR WENT BEYOND THE CALL OF

DUTY AND ELEVATED THEM

TO THE ELITE MEDAL OF HONOR

SOCIETY.

MANY ARE FROM WORLD WAR II.

I SIMPLY TRY TO RELATE THEM.

I WAS A RIFLEMAN IN VIETNAM,

HAMBURGER HILL, 1969.

AND DID WHATEVER SOLDIER WOULD

DO IN THAT CIRCUMSTANCE.

YOU MET DANGER AND GLORY

WITH EQUAL MEASURE.

AND YOU ALWAYS, ALWAYS NOT ONLY

WON BUT MADE OUR COUNTRY

PROUD OF YOU.

AS A COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF

WORKS TO WITHDRAW

AMERICAN TROOPS FROM AFGHANISTAN

DURING HIS SECOND TERM HE WILL

ALSO CONSIDER

THE CUTS TO MILITARY SPENDING

BUT FOR ONE NIGHT IN

WASHINGTON POLICY DEBATES

AND PARTY LOYALTIES WERE PUT

ASIDE.

UP NEXT THE 78-YEAR-OLD

RHODE ISLAND MAN USES HIS

SKILLS IN THE RING TO FIGHT

OFF A ROBBER.

HE MAY NOT BE THE FAMOUS

MOVIE CHARACTER ROCKY BALBOA.

BUT ONE MAN IS FAMOUS FOR

HIS TRAINING IN THE RING.

HE GRABBED ME AND PUNCHED

ME.

I GRABBED THEM AND STARTED

FIGHTING WITH HIM.

78-YEAR OLD KICKED AND

FOUGHT HIS WAY TO SAFETY.

HE WAS A LAUNDROMAT, AND THEN

ASKING FOR A RIDE AND GRABBED

HIS WALLET.

> HE GOT AWAY WITH WITH 75

CENTS.

HIS DAUGHTER IS THANKFUL THAT

THE ROBBER PICKED ON A TRAINED

FIGHTER.

THANK SO MUCH FOR WATCHING.

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