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Father, we pray that You would protect Janet Porter and people like her from the slanderous lies of the enemy. Strengthen her and legislators as they work to protect the unborn in our nation.
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This article ran on April 12 with links to my interview with Janet Folger Porter. YouTube removed that interview citing “misinformation”: “Content that advances false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches changed the outcome of the U.S. 2020 presidential election is not allowed on YouTube.” Porter only mentioned the 2020 election very briefly in the interview, which is now available on Rumble. If you’re interested in hearing more of Porter’s thoughts on that election, she recently reposted a video she made about it in 2020. You can also see that on Rumble.

We’re re-running last week’s article with working links.

You would think with a name like National Public Radio, NPR would represent the public. Turns out they don’t when it comes to abortion. According to a Gallup poll released last year, 70% of Americans want more restrictions on abortion. Yet, NPR released an interview about Janet Folger Porter, architect of the Heartbeat Bill, targeting her as a villain for protecting life in the womb. The interview was in May 2019, and the great news is that NPR got it right! Porter’s bill has now been introduced in 30 states, passed in 14 and enacted in Texas.

I spoke with Porter about what NPR said about her (you can watch our full interview here), and she said, “A buddy of mine called me and said, ‘Jan, they’re talking about you on the radio.… they’re trying to slam you, but it’s coming across as a puff piece.”

Jessica Glenza, a health reporter for The Guardian, did the NPR interview, which aired on their program All Things Considered. She had spoken with Porter in April 2018, and Glenza said, “…the first thing on my agenda was to speak to Janet Porter and basically talk to her about why she felt [the Heartbeat Bill] was so important and why she was advocating for it.” She summarized Porter’s response: “…she felt the bill was important because, as its intended effect, it would outlaw the vast majority of abortions. And more importantly, it would give the U.S. Supreme Court an opportunity to reinterpret Roe v. Wade.” Glenza defined Roe v. Wade as providing “women with the constitutional right to an abortion up to the point of what’s called viability. And that’s when a fetus can survive outside the womb. It’s generally understood to be about 24 weeks. A full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks.”

Then the host of the show, Michel Martin, asked Glenza, “Where do her ideas come from?” Glenza highlighted things a progressive audience would cringe at, but Porter compared these to steps leading up to defeating the Goliath of Roe v. Wade. Porter said, “I remember the God who delivered us from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear.” Here’s how Glenza described Porter’s career:

Janet Porter started as a very establishment anti-abortion activists [sic] working for Right to Life in Ohio. And she pushed forward things like the late-term abortion ban – so-called in Ohio – the laws which required parental consent for minors to obtain an abortion. And after that, she took the experience that she had in Ohio Right to Life and went down to the D. James Kennedy Ministry, where she was the architect of a gay conversion therapy campaign. From her time in the D. James Kennedy Ministry, she then returned to Ohio, where she started her own organization called Faith to Action and started advocating on behalf of this so-called heartbeat bill or the six-week abortion ban.

I asked Porter to share a highlight from her career. She gave a blow-by-blow account of how she helped pass the nation’s first ban on partial-birth abortion. In order to achieve that, Porter was the first and the last non-congressional implementer of Ohio’s discharge petition, which can remove a bill from a hostile committee, moving it to the floor for a vote. It was shortly after this life-saving move that Ohio legislators passed a law forbidding the unelected from initiating a discharge petition.

Who’s misleading whom?

Martin said of “the so-called fetal heartbeat bills… critics say this is itself medically inaccurate and intentionally misleading.” I asked Porter to respond, and she said she’s dedicated a whole chapter in her book, A Heartbeat Away, to addressing this accusation. She summarized:

The same people who, for decades and decades and decades were… denying that abortion stops a beating heart… [are now] recognizing that… with a Heartbeat Bill, a beating heart will stop abortion. So they can’t have it both ways. They’ve been denying science for too long, and the truth has come out. And that’s the best news of all: That we have science on our side, and that’s what this bill does. It shows just how cold and heartless those are who would turn their backs on a fellow human being, whose heart is beating like an SOS, crying out for help, crying out for legal protection, and those cries are finally being met.

Porter did our interview about 50 feet away from where her husband, David, said shortly after they moved to Ohio, “Why don’t you outlaw abortion while you’re here.” Porter said, “I did what any great woman of faith would do: I laughed at him…. It was a joke. It seemed like it was too big. It seemed impossible. Then about two weeks later, God gave me the idea for the Heartbeat Bill.”

Glenza accused Porter of trying to get the Heartbeat Bill before the U.S. Supreme Court, which will “give the Supreme Court an opportunity to reinterpret the standard by which Roe v. Wade was decided.” It seemed Glenza didn’t want to give life to the idea of Roe v. Wade possibly being overturned. But Porter said, “Roe versus Wade is dead.”

Porter’s assertion is based on the fact that the Supreme Court has had four opportunities to block the Texas Heartbeat Law, and it’s still protecting about 100 lives a day. According to Porter the Supreme Court does not have the votes to overturn the Heartbeat Bill, which is why she encourages states to enact one. She said A Heartbeat Away gives people a roadmap for setting up a Heartbeat Bill in their state. You may also download resources, including a model Texas-style Heartbeat Bill at www.F2A.org, the site of her organization Faith2Action.

A Political Reality Shift

Porter’s favorite excerpt from the NPR interview was when Glenza said:

 Janet Porter’s approach was not considered mainstream until very, very recently. In fact, it was opposed by Ohio Right to Life and not supported for a long time even within Ohio…. The way I think about what has changed that allowed these laws to start to move forward is not that Janet Porter moved into the mainstream or moved to become more centrist. It’s that the entire political reality shifted around her. (Emphasis mine.)

As an intercessor, you already know how Porter interprets that statement: “That… is a testimony to the God of the impossible. He’s the One that shifts reality around us. All we have to do is stand and not back down.”

What’s Next?

Porter is continuing to work on her sitcom, What’s a Girl to Do, which IFA covered earlier: “Facing Cultural Giants Through Heartbeats and Humor.” Porter gave some updates on the sitcom in our interview. She’s also continuing to help get Afghanis to safety, which we also covered: “Targeted Afghanis Tell American Intercessors: You Are Our Hope.”

But her biggest news is she’s running for U.S. Congress, hoping to represent Ohio’s 13th Congressional District, which includes Akron and Canton.

On Saturday she unveiled her plan to take back not only Ohio but all of America for the Lord. She shared her plan in our interview. In a nutshell, she will “fight for your liberty as hard as I fought for life.” She is praying for

…a tidal wave of Republicans who come in and vote as a bloc on the things that matter. I mean, can you imagine if we said, ‘Let’s dismantle the Department of Education and redirect those billions of dollars, 70 billion dollars, to parents who want to exercise school choice…. Let’s cut the funds to the enemies of America, those that vote against us in the United Nations, the enemies of Israel, our greatest ally in the Middle East.’… What I want to do is band together that freshman class… before the hooks are put in them, before the promises are made, before they get dragged into the swamp, we ask them to sign, as our founders did, on what it is we believe as American principles… an America first contract…. a few people who are sold out to God, willing to do whatever it takes, can get our country back…. once you’ve seen Goliath fall there’s nobody who can tell you it can’t be done, and I believe that to be true for America as well….

Porter considered watering down her vision, but decided, “This is the time not to shrink back. This is a time to take back America.

Porter hopes to take the momentum of the Heartbeat Bill to bring transformation to all aspects of America: “If you want to see the impossible bow to the Name of Jesus you need to not give up, and God will shift the entire political reality around you.” Intercessors, this is what happens when we get on our knees.

You can find out more about Porter’s campaign at www.JanetFolgerPorter.com.

Post your prayer for America and Janet as she seeks to do her part to turn our nation back toward God.

Rich Swingle has taught and performed in 39 nations on six continents, mostly with his own one-man plays. Hes also performed in more than forty film projects. He and his bride, Joyce Swingle, another contributing writer for IFA, now have 37 screen children. The Swingles live in New York City. www.RichDrama.com. Photo Credit: Canva.

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James Greer
April 22, 2022

Don’t say PRESIDENT BIDEN!! It’s wrong to pray for him as a president and leader..he is not our president..Trump is and it will soon be proven..true we are supposed to pray for our leaders. BIDEN is a lost man as well as ALL that are with him and needs our prayers for salvation. If you are praying for him and the others as LEADERS you are Praying from Satan’s will and Again God (Abba) our fathers will and not knowing what you are doing..Your accounted for ever Idal work. The Ukraine situation with Putin is nothing like most Christians think..so much the only way to pray is through our prayer language at this point. We the Elect, prayer warriors and Prophet’s..knew and prayed in Jan had we not God would have not used Putin to blow up the 13 lab’s that Satan, BIDEN, Clinton’s etc. That would have released the virus they had planned to quickly eliminate 70% of earth’s and the underground Ukraine SEX tunnels that led to the whole earth and Epstine Island..I could say 100 times more but EVERY THING EVIL will soon be revealed and has already begun…Many GREAT churches are also involved..Sept 2012 the KINGDOM AGE STARTED..I’M so thankful and never dreamed 40 yrs ago the Lord grow me into HIS ELECT..OUR PRAYERS HAVE SAVED THE WORLD..I now know what that scripture means “IF it were POSSIBLE even the ELECT would be deceived ” we were not deceived..I promise the Rapture is 150-200+ away..Everything we see NOW IS IN THE WORD..but IMO can only be seen and understood WHEN the Rapture idea for OUR Generation is put aside…soon EVERYONE will see and know this..Jesus, Holy Spirit has come and NOW It’s the Father’s turn for HIS KINGDOM COME..Exactly what Jesus prayed for…Praise God..IT won’t be perfect but soon the whole earth will be covered with HIS GLORY..I hope yall receive this now..God bless u all

April 21, 2022

I have prayed and will continue to do so

Patricia j rugh
April 21, 2022

Dueteronomy 31 verse 6

Herb Johnston
April 20, 2022

..and-,thank you Janet for running for Congress

Herb Johnston
April 20, 2022

I saw the interview on Rumble yesterday .. Janet is a role model for me as a spiritual Soldier- even though I am a man.. and she is a woman.
It was very encouraging. What I took away from it is-that it is the same lesson repeated- nose to the grindstone.. shoulder to the wheel. However I must confess that her determination and emotional and spiritual strength are far above mine- additionally as we all know.. the focus is on.. and should be on.. of course- that it is a battle of Good and Evil. The legislators that were mentioned and the whole political scene that she had to finagle through- underline the fact, as we know- that we can never count on Republicans or moderate Democrats- and especially not rhinos -, and that is why we are here on this website. (And I even wonder about Trump these days because he endorsed Mitch McConnell’s candidate for some office )It was greatly encouraging to hear that “Roe versus Wade is dead”. .. that is-, for all intents and purposes.
And I know that that’s Pastor Jack Hibbs said “if you don’t think prayer is work, then you’ve never done it”.. Of course that is a paraphrase.. but it drives the point home. I am so grateful for soldiers like Janet Folger.
So Lord, in Jesus name, I pray you would continue to give Janet great favor, courage, and mental clarity, as she already has-just like the scripture with the talents.. where the servant that was given talents that were invested wisely- at the end of the time of the landowners return- was given everything.. in the one who did not invest well-,was given nothing n and even what he had was taken away. That is me…
-So you guys could pray for me too..cause I’m in my own battle against my own self destructive or defeatist mentality.
Thanks Rich swingle for great content.. and thanks Janet. For being a Godly soldier. And I realized there is going to be so much more pushback from Satan on this- because they’re losing ground- the enemy is losing ground- and Lord.. I thank you in Jesus name-, that babies will be saved alive..and are being saved alive.
Blessings to all- in Jesus name. Amen

Rich Swingle
April 20, 2022

I was going over my notes and realized I forgot to put this in the article: David Barton points out that if politicians get life first, all the other issues fall into place. https://youtu.be/eWmtgbMU7D0

Curtis Guhl
April 20, 2022

If you want to become a mom and raise a family these bills are the only way to make the world safe as God intended. This is a constant game with NPR to get the controlled Federal grant money they have to propagandize the people, yet they speak with such concerning tones during their broadcast like they really care for you.

Christine R Berger
April 20, 2022

I so appreciate Janet’s bold faith. She stands as a Deborah of our modern times. May she continue with great grace to stand in the face of adversity and complete the work of God that she is call to do.

Rich Swingle
April 15, 2022

YouTube removed my interview with Janet Folger Porter, citing “disinformation.” I’m uploading it to Rumble now, and it will probably be ready by the time you’re reading this at http://www.RichDrama.com/PrayWithOthersLive

    April 20, 2022

    Thank you, Mr. Swingle! I LOVE Janet Porter; have seen her interviewed on Andrew Wommack’s Gospel show and she is a powerhouse! Very compassionate, very proficient, very effective. A brave woman and creative thinker who gets results for God’s Kingdom and our country.

    I am sorry to learn about YouTube. God Himself will judge their evil acts. But I will happily look on Rumble for your interview.

    Thank you again for your informative article. God bless!

    Herb Johnston
    April 20, 2022

    You tube is a forlorn prospect..to me there is no longer any point in trying to use that pathway.

Marilyn K Wood-Brewster
April 14, 2022

God will Bless you and your efforts for the unborn and our country,
He is a debtor to no one, as you sow, so shall you reap.
you have sowed seeds of faith, life, hope, freedom and democracy.
I pray for God to Bless and Raise up an army of intercessors and financial
provision for your campaign.
Continue to stand in faith, honor and dignity for God and country.

Beth Lear
April 13, 2022

I’ve known and worked with Janet since her early days at Ohio Right to Life when I had the privilege of helping her hunt down legislators so Representative Ron Hood in the Ohio House could get them to sign the discharge petition which forced a House vote on the partial-birth abortion ban bill over the obstruction of pro-abortion Republican women like former Speaker JoAnn Davidson. It’s an honor to get to pray for Janet now as she runs for Congress AND to have her personal endorsement for my campaign for State Rep in Ohio! http://www.BethLear.com May God grant us both favor with voters and victory at the ballot box!

    April 20, 2022

    Praying for your success in Ohio, Ms. Lear, as well as Janet Porter’s Congressional run!

    I used to live in Ohio, a beautiful state, but moved down South, so I can’t vote in your election, but please know, I am praying for victory for you at the polls. Do keep us all posted! God bless!

    “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ 1 Cor 15:57

April 13, 2022

Thanks Janet !! We stand in agreement fr Gods hand to continue to direct your paths. May your political aspirations overturn the vast dark strongholds of your state and our nation.
Texas thanks you fr our heartbeat law !!

ofelia claudio
April 13, 2022

AMEN to this! “… with a Heartbeat Bill, a beating heart will stop abortion with a Heartbeat Bill, a beating heart will stop abortion with a Heartbeat Bill, a beating heart will stop abortion!” Almighty God! Giver and Sustainer of Life! Arise! Protect the unborn! Protect Janet Porter and all others who are supporting the Heartbeat Bill. Holy Spirit, MOVE mightily upon the hearts and minds of our legislators who are blinded and deceived by the god of this age. Put the fear of God in their hearts and bring them to repentance. Bring America back to God and the Bible!

April 12, 2022

Dear Lord,
We thank you for Janet!
May all the lives that Janet helped save bring new grace into the world to glorify God.
We ask that the God-given Right to Life be protected in every state; for, we know killing is a crime and
the heartbeat bill is reality. A heartbeat is a sign of human life deserving love and protection.
Each state needs to protect life, not regulate abortion anymore as Roe implied. We’re no longer regulating how to kill by abortion because that’s not about the God-given Consitutionally protected Right to life, liberty, and happiness. We are free to protect life at fertilization.

Michael Stephens
April 12, 2022

Lord, we pray for Janet Porter and her run for congress. She is an inspiration in that she is visual proof that Faith can move mountains and Faith is the assurance of things not seen. Father we pray that Christians everywhere will come out of the woodwork and support Janet.

Christine Stott
April 12, 2022

Dear Father of Life, we pray You would protect Janet Porter and people like her from the slanderous lies of the enemy. Please strengthen her and the legislators as they work to protect the unborn in our nation. We praise Your Majestic Name for Your Mighty Power!

Susan Gauen
April 12, 2022

God, thank you for Janet’s heart to say yes to you to save the unborn and to turn America back to You. I pray You’d walk every step of this road with her and that you will give her the office she seeks to fill. Give her clarity and boldness. Give her compassion and kindness. Use her in powerful ways to expose abortion and harvesting of the babies organs, and to destroy the Goliath of abortion in America. Use her to help people see the truth of what abortion is and does. Use her to take down Planned Parenthood. Bring America back to honoring the Constitutional rights of every American, including babies, to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Kenneth David Peaker
April 12, 2022

the shimmer

we shall not cease from exploration
and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time

t. s. eliot

it caught my eye, noticing this fiction not so. this thing of love and of fallow and a bee’s kiss
a reflection of a shimmer in a night-dream stark and pale. a vision of a kind not conceivably

but still it flirts and beckons in you. you the fledgling tortoise darting to watery moons eager
running to a spirit. to courage besting waves and depth and danger and sands golden brown

and relationships and laughter and a truth i never saw. but until then, not too much the wiser
maybe its a war for beauty, in the spiritual realm. in the symbols you believe; indulgent naïve

maybe its an Insight of untold might yet to be acknowledged. maybe its truth, better illumed
maybe its the Holder of this space and a hard to imagine harder. a future; a path; a shimmer

Tev Kenneth Steigler
April 12, 2022

The Lord God Almighty abhors the shedding of innocent blood and murder of anyone with a heart beat.
They are alive in God’s eyes and created in His image. Would you want your sister or brother murdered because it was inconvenient? God gives the heartbeat for life, liberty and the pursuit of His happiness.

Jeanee Thiry
April 12, 2022

I believe with all my Being God is Turning the Political Tide in America back To God’s Foundation from the Beginning…

Joseph Blanton
April 12, 2022

Life begins at conception. Any attempt to terminate that life is murder. Under what circumstances does this murder become justifiable homicide? Where in the Bible is this permitted? 1st Commandment: You shall have no other gods before me. When we think we know more than God, we make our ‘self’ a god and set our selves before God. Great and fierce is His anger concerning abortion.

April 12, 2022

Father, Abba! Thank you for the work of Janet Porter. She is doing your will and You use her as an instrument of Your glory to change hearts and the laws supporting abortion. Praise to you Father.

Darlene Estlow
April 12, 2022

Thank you, Father, for Janet Folger Porter. I pray she will succeed in her campaign for office. Protect her and her family. Continue to use her for your glory and your kingdom. May baby lives continue to be saved as hearts in our state and nation are changed.

Arline Reed Trowbridge
April 12, 2022

We, the United States of America, are at war. Our enemy wants a Disunited States of America. Our national slogan “In God we trust” is being eradicated by people who have not truly been elected to represent us in our government. Our government was once “Of the people and for the people”. Now, it represents a communistic demoralized Country full of lies. We, God’s people, stand for truth. I may not be able to “stand” for truth literally because of physical ailments, but I can intercede on behalf of those who do.
God bless you and protect you and your family, Janet Porter. On behalf of so many, thank you!

Susan CC
April 12, 2022

Psalm 5:11-12 But let all who take refuge in You rejoice let them ever shout for joy. May You shelter them, that those who love Your name may rejoice in You. For surely You, O LORD, bless the righteous; You surround them with the shield of Your favor.
Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.
Porter considered watering down her vision, but decided, “This is the time not to shrink back. This is a time to take back America….If you want to see the impossible bow to the Name of Jesus, you need to not give up, and God will shift the entire political reality around you.”

Dear Lord, it is evident that Your hand is upon Janet. I pray she will continue to persevere for Your Glory, as that is always for our good. I pray as she perseveres, You will continue to shelter her in protection and favor. Thank You Lord for all the women and men who KNOW Jesus Christ is Lord and live their lives fully in Him. Thank You Father for Janet Folger Porter. I pray this prayer of thanks in the Name of the Father, in the Name of the Son and in the Name of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Christine Berger
April 12, 2022

Janet Porter, (first saw her on Andrew Woolmack) is an example of a life submitted to God. Fearless, filled with the fear of the LORD and obedient. May this “Deborah” keep going as her faith is an example of challenging the evil around her and not just talking about it.

April 12, 2022


Mildred Grace Hall
April 12, 2022

What a beautiful encouraging article! I laughed; I cried! I’m thankful for your ministry. God bless you

Jeff Hilton
April 12, 2022

Thanks Jesus for the Heartbeat Bill – Showing the world that life does begin at conception and is not just a “blob of tissue” in Jesus name


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