Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them.

Kill Whitey! That was message from one pro-abortion activist last month when she saw pro-life protesters silently gathered outside an abortion clinic. According to Life News, the woman used a water gun on the pro-lifers while stating she hoped abortionists would “kill all the white babies.” The hostile woman also attempted to attack the protesters, steal their signs and cursed Christianity. Can you imagine her reaction if she knew abortion is the number one killer of black babies?

No matter what your color, environmentalist Maria Luisa Tucker believes you are an “environmental villain” if you’ve had a baby. Tucker, who recently had her first child, recently wrote about her maternal guilt over creating “an American person who will inevitably leave a large carbon footprint,” reports Katie Yoder at Life News. In her attempts to decrease her family’s footprint, she made sure everything in her nursery was previously used, cut holes in sports bras instead of buying nursing bras (which, unsurprisingly, fell apart) and has been struggling to use cloth diapers. Her husband, also an environmentalist and super-supportive, suggested she spend more time studying her son’s “pee cycles” so as to not continue getting soaked by failing cloth diapers. Perhaps in between washing piles of dirty cloth diapers Tucker should also study “postpartum depression.”

For all her issues, however, at least Tucker was brave enough to actually have her baby. Sarah Terzo, of the site Clinic Quotes, recently recounted the story of a Planned Parenthood worker who believes she made peace with her child before she murdered him or her. In the disturbing writing, the woman states:

I am selfish and I know it. I want to travel the world and be a perpetual student. I know that, from my perspective, having a child would mean giving up many of my dreams, and until I am as joyful about the prospect of becoming a parent as I am about my other pursuits, I can’t give a child what he/she deserves.

At least she knows she’s selfish; not that the admittance does anything for the child she killed. Nonetheless, the woman continues, “If you can get beyond societal shame and expectation,” you too will be just fine after murdering your unborn baby.

With so much misinformation, from who abortion primarily targets to it’s after-effects, the reach of Planned Parenthood to distort the truth seems to know no bounds. So the recent discovery of just how much access Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has to the White House comes as no surprise. Recently released visitor logs from the White House show Cecile Richards has visited the President enough to make James Clapper jealous. Spotted at Saynsumthn’s Blog, Obama also received a notable amount of visits from NARAL President Ilyse Hogue. Is it any wonder Obamacare mandates abortion coverage?

While pro-lifers continue to fight against having to pay for abortion in healthcare, a new app will help the pro-life community avoid paying for abortion at the checkout. Just in time for Black Friday, the 2nd Vote app will allow consumers to check if a company is donating to the abortion industry before deciding where to shop and give donations. Created by David Black, the husband of [mc_name name=”Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)” chamber=”house” mcid=”B001273″ ], the app centers around the idea that, “Your first vote is at the ballot box, but your second vote is where you spend your money.” This week’s Branch for Life goes to 2nd Vote and David Black for helping to keep Americans informed about how the abortion industry receives money behind closed doors.

Also, while you’re out shopping this season, Jill Stanek has the latest on a brilliant campaign in which pro-lifers can easily participate. Abolish Human Abortion and other pro-life organizations have drop cards that pro-life activists can purchase and “drop” while they are out and about. Black Friday is the perfect day to help spread the pro-life message but the drop cards are perfect for use year-round.

If you are looking for a pro-life cause to contribute to this season, I humbly suggest helping out the Stevenson family who are working on adopting a sweet little boy from China. What better gift to give then to help a child come home to his forever family 🙂

Until next week, I pray blessings for you and for all committed to life in The Vine. Please feel free to email or tweet me with any stories you’d like to see covered or any organizations you’d like to see as the Branch For Life. And don’t forget to check out The Vine’s list on Twitter to stay up-to-date on current news in the pro-life movement!