Unite the USA

March Edition: Fight for Life

 
 

 
Ways to Fight for Life and a Better Life for Military and Veterans

 

In this edition, we include two battlefronts: Fight for better treatment of our military and the fight for life in the homeland. In both cases, we include the news and "what you can do" tips.

Fight for Military Provision and Appreciation

The News:

This month, a U.S. soldier reportedly killed Afghan civilians and, to make matters worse, our President recently apologized for America...again. These events increase danger for our troops. Our troops face greater risk as well as in the heartland: In response to recent killings in Afghanistan, the DHS and FBI issued an awareness bulletin to our country's law enforcement: "The FBI and DHS [Department of Homeland Security] are concerned that this event could contribute to the radicalization or mobilization of homegrown violent extremists [HVEs] in the homeland, particularly against U.S.-based military targets... [the killings] will likely be incorporated into violent extremist propaganda and could contribute to an individual's radicalization to violence."

What You Can Do!


Pray for protection for Americans. Donate to a non-profit for wounded veterans. Send thank-you cards to soldiers/veterans. Here's our message:

In response, we speak now to you, our heroic military men and women in Afghanistan and everywhere: Thank you. In spite of this current Obama administration's anti-military stances, we want you to know that the real America is with you. And we thank God for you. Along with prayer, we'll fight for better policies for you and, veterans, we'll fight for better care for you when we vote for the right people in November!

Fight for Life on the Homefront

The News

Shock. Sheer shock. That's what we felt when we unearthed two multi-verified news items:

  • Post-Birth "Abortions" on Liberal Agenda: America, be sure to take proactive measures to protect unborn AND newborn citizens! Article here: http://www.crosswalk.com/news/al-mohler/something-deadly-after-birth-abortion.html.
  • PepsiCo uses a biotech firm that tests flavors/sweeteners on cells taken from an aborted baby. This month, Unite the USA is featuring a subject that is hard to believe: Pepsi is using aborted baby cells in their research department for product development. When we first heard about it, we thought it was an urban legend for Snopes to refute. But it's appallingly true: With an Obama agency's approving smile, PepsiCo uses aborted baby's cells in biotech research.Learn more about this news by reading the featured article by Steve Ertelt of LifeNews.com. Of course, no aborted baby cells exist in sodas, but they are used in flavoring development tests.

What You Can Do!

We ask that you vote in primaries for the strongest, longest pro-life candidates. And, like Concerned Women for America, we now urge you to boycott Pepsi/PepsiCo. Write or call the company and ask they to stop using aborted baby cells in research. (See article below.)

Okay, we have many more pointers and research to share. But, for now, we'll leave you with this thought: Be an active patriot -not just a concerned citizen! With repentance and God's help, our country will not turn into the USSA!

Stay strong for America,
Carrie and Stacie Stoelting

Founder of Unite the USA
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ACTION

Voice your concerns to Pepsi here:

Jamie Caulfield, Sr. VP

PepsiCo, Inc.
700 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577

Phone: (914) 253-2000
Email form: http://cr.pepsi.com/usen/pepsiusen.cfm?date=20120316

Obama Agency: Pepsi Using Aborted Fetal Cells is Ordinary Business
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By Steven Ertelt
Editor of LifeNews.com

PepsiCo has come under fire from pro-life advocates because it has been contracting with a research firm that uses fetal cells from babies victimized by abortions to test and produce artificial flavor enhancers.

Now, the Obama administration is set to face more criticism because an agency has declared that Pepsi's use of the company and its controversial flavor testing process constitutes "ordinary business."

In a decision delivered February 28, the Security and Exchange Commission ruled that PepsiCo's use of aborted fetal remains in their research and development agreement with Senomyx to produce flavor enhancers falls under "ordinary business operations."

Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of Children of God for Life, the organization that exposed the PepsiCo- Senomyx collaboration last year, informed LifeNews today that a letter signed by Attorney Brian Pitko of the SEC Office of Chief Counsel was sent in response to a 36-page document submitted by PepsiCo attorneys in January 2012. In that filing, PepsiCo pleaded with the SEC to reject a Shareholder's Resolution filed in October 2011 that the company "adopt a corporate policy that recognizes human rights and employs ethical standards which do not involve using the remains of aborted human beings in both private and collaborative research and development agreements."

PepsiCo lead attorney George A. Schieren noted that the resolution should be excluded because it "deals with matters related to the company's ordinary business operations" and that "certain tasks are so fundamental to run a company on a day-to-day basis that they could not be subject to stockholder oversight."

Vinnedge said she is appalled by the apathy and insensitivity of both PepsiCo executives and the Obama administration.

"We're not talking about what kind of pencils PepsiCo wants to use - we are talking about exploiting the remains of an aborted child for profit," she said. "Using human embryonic kidney (HEK-293) to produce flavor enhancers for their beverages is a far cry from routine operations

Vinnedge said PepsiCo also requested the resolution be excluded because it "probed too deeply into matters of a complex nature upon which shareholders cannot make an informed judgment."

"In other words, PepsiCo thinks its stockholders are too stupid to understand what they are doing with the remains of aborted children," she said. "Well they are about to find out just how smart the public really is when they turn up the heat on the world-wide boycott."

Vinnedge is warning consumers to be on guard for the roll-out of PepsiCo's newest beverage that claims to cut sugar and calories by 50%. The product is called Pepsi Next and is anticipated to hit the market in the coming weeks. Since PepsiCo stated that their goal with Senomyx is to produce new beverages with reduced sugars and calories, she wonders if Pepsi Next is the new Senomyx-PepsiCo creation?

"While fetal components are currently not in the final product, there is growing concern among consumers that it could happen in the near future. With the explosion of health foods on the market, there is nothing to stop companies from using fetal remains as protein ingredients," she told LifeNews. "Impossible, you say? Actually because of GRAS rules (Generally Accepted as Safe) it might not even trigger FDA oversight. And that has consumers plenty worried about just what might be "next" from the industry."

She says the latest development makes Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey's SB1418 banning the sale of products that are developed with or contain aborted fetal remains critically important for consumer protection.

"We commend the Senator for his courageous move," noted Vinnedge. "The public is already saying no thanks to all Pepsi beverages and Pepsi Next is just that - the "next" product to avoid."

As recently as May, Pepsi ignored concerns and criticism from dozens of pro-life groups and tens of thousands of pro-life people who voiced their opposition to PepsiCo contracting with biotech company Senomyx even after it was found to be testing their food additives using fetal cells from abortions.

"The company's key flavor programs focus on the discovery and development of savory, sweet and salt flavor ingredients that are intended to allow for the reduction of MSG, sugar and salt in food and beverage products," the Senomyx web site says. "Using isolated human taste receptors, we created proprietary taste receptor-based assay systems that provide a biochemical or electronic readout when a flavor ingredient interacts with the receptor."

Vinnedge explained, "What they don't tell the public is that they are using HEK 293 - human embryonic kidney cells taken from an electively aborted baby to produce those receptors. They could have easily chosen animal, insect, or other morally obtained human cells expressing the G protein for taste receptors."

 
 
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