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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Left-Leaning and Pro-Life- A Running List of Links

Nat Hentoff's timeless article outing Jesse Jackson and discussing pro-life progressivism, "Pro-Choice Bigots"

The Compleat Heretic, an atheist, has a longer list of links to browse from. He is an avowed Republican but also a secular humanist. Matt Wallace, thank you, your updates are more thorough and recent than mine of late (August 2014).

"Why Progressives Should Oppose Abortion," by Christopher Hale, January 22, 2014, CNN Opinion

"A Man's Place in the Abortion Debate?- Secular Pro-Life Perspectives Blog, a guest post by Peter Hardy, December 2013. (and a great blog we'll add to the blogroll at right, especially for other posts as well)

"Pro-life Progressives: Still Not a Myth," August 26, 2013,by Robert Christian, in Millennial Journal

"Being pro-life doesn't make me any less of a lefty," Mehdi Hasan, October 2012, New Statesman

Pro-Life, Pro-Left, a review of the book ‘Moral Minority’ by David R. Swartz, by Molly Worthen, September 2012, New York Times.

"Abortion: The Left has betrayed the sanctity of life...Consistency demands concern for the unborn", by Mary Meehan, The Progressive, September 1980, with a most amazing graphic:

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ObamaCare Plans in 5 States Cover Abortion in Direct Violation of the Law As Promised

It is what it "is."

Pro-life folks warned the country about this, and we were handed a do-nothing, mean-zippo "clause" (read, "executive order") to protect from this happening: "government money is going to pay for the procedure despite President Obama’s insistence that wouldn’t happen."

Maybe this is another example why so many regular people have such a difficult time believing a word the progressives utter.

"Abortion coverage was a thorny issue when Democrats were writing the Affordable Care Act in 2009 and 2010, and it almost blocked passage of the bill in the House when pro-life Democrats [emphasis, mine, yes, they do exist] balked at the prospect of taxpayer subsidies for abortions in the national health law.

"Mr. Obama finally promised an executive order vowing to follow the so-called Hyde language, which prohibits federal funding for abortion.

"[New Jersey Rep. Christopher H.] Smith said that while the Treasury isn’t cutting a check to directly pay for abortions, the second part of the Hyde Amendment says no funds 'shall be expended for health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion.'"

And you wonder why progressives still refuse to understand the meaning and the truth of the phrase "slippery slope"? Guess when reality is staring you in the face, it's easy, ever since their idol Bill Clinton, to say with a straight face, even under oath, even to a grand jury, "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is."

Here's the rest of his immediate words back then. It defies belief:

"If the--if he--if 'is' means is and never has been, that is not--that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement....Now, if someone had asked me on that day, are you having any kind of sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky, that is, asked me a question in the present tense, I would have said no. And it would have been completely true."
As Slate wrote, "This is way beyond slick."

Or to put it another way, "Promises, Schmomises."

Postscript: Aaaaaannnnd...the networks refuse to cover this news. "Just move along, folks, nothing to see here, nothing new here."

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Best-Ever Definition of Being Pro-Life

Not Just The Pretty Babies", by Anna Mussman, in The Federalist. Probably the best definition of what truly being pro-life means.
Being pro-life is about far more than can be captured in a well-lit Facebook image. It is about avoiding the many tempting promises of barbarity. Both sides in the abortion debate are aware the world is full of things that ought not to be. Babies should not be ill, dependent on tubes for survival, exposed to drugs or alcohol in utero, born into poverty in crime-infested neighborhoods, or rejected by their biological families.

In one sense, we can both agree such children “should not exist.” Yet the solution is not to eliminate ... these babies while they are most vulnerable. Doing so is to fall into the understandably human, but absolutely wrong, logic that was used by a group of third-grade boys in my classroom when they asked why, since the Middle East is always fighting and wants to hurt America, we don’t just nuke the whole region to end the problem.

Barbarians respond to the world’s brokenness by doing what seems necessary to protect either themselves personally or their group as a whole. In ancient Carthage, for example, parents sacrificed newborns to the gods. These parents were human beings who surely felt as much of an impulse to protect their children as any other human being does, and presumably would not have given their babies to the gods unless they thought it was a necessary sacrifice, just as today there are loving parents who think they also must sacrifice a baby.

Barbarism is perilously natural. It comes so easily. We look at the world, see a thing that should not be, and attempt to force the world into a better shape. For instance, we see a woman whose life is a tragedy: she is willing to commit a crime for a few dollars, her brain is permanently damaged by drugs, her various boyfriends are physically and emotionally abusive, and any children she bears will probably be sucked into the same vortex of dysfunction. It seems so logical to say that such a woman “should not” have babies, and that society has the right to sterilize her as it sterilized thousands of “feeble-minded” citizens in the heyday of the eugenics movement. It makes so much sense to push her into an abortion through the threat of punishment should she deliver another child into the world. After all, she is hurting not only her children, but the larger society that surrounds them.

...Barbarism sounds logical, but it fails to make the world a better place, either in the national sphere or the domestic one. When we act as if other people’s fundamental human rights fall on a sliding scale based on their relationship with or value to the group (or to ourselves), no one’s human value is secure. Such an approach leads to philosophies like that of atheist thinker P. Z. Myers, who declares there is no inherent moral reason to restrict abortion to pre-born babies. He says a society would be morally justified (although brutal) if it also allowed the abortion of young children who cannot yet meaningfully contribute to the group. The thing is, barbaric logic leads to—well, to barbarism, in which each individual lives only for himself.

...Abortion is a terrible thing. Yet as we fight to protect our weakest citizens from death in their mother’s womb, we must remember we cannot guarantee them happy endings. The babies whom we wish to save will not all be happy, healthy children who will be adopted by picture-perfect, loving families. Some of them will grow up in tragic circumstances. Some will suffer tragic illnesses. All of them, one way or another, will face the brokenness of life in this world. Knowing this, all we can do is give. Barbarism takes. Civilization gives. It is the essence of civilization to say that the weakest, least beautiful among us are precious beings who must be protected, even when this requires sacrifice from the strong.

That is what pro-life means.

It makes me wish that folks like Robin Williams had known even a few truly pro-life people, as described in Mussman's article. It's clear he didn't, at least as of this interview years ago.

I don't agree at all, however, with the postulating that went on about Robin and his long-ago abortion involvement. I am saddened to see pro-life people presuming and posting as though they know anything with certainty. As Emily first wrote in our blog's guidelines,

We believe that compassion is the appropriate response, and that compassion shouldn't be conditional on whether or not someone perceives their abortion through the same cognitive and religious eyes as mine...please don't imply that men or women who say that their abortion experience was positive are in denial. If people are in denial, that would be because of an event that is too traumatic for them to process in the light of reality. If you really believe someone is in denial, why would you want to add insult to injury?
Meaning: that "pro-life" article about Robin Williams did just that.

If I could say anything to him, now, it might be this: No, Robin, those of us who believe in the right to life, we do "support the second part of the process." We do support the education, we do support their health care. No one's ever "mandated" having children but a child being conceived has always been a biologically-possible result of having sex. That's just a "fact of life." You said you didn't want to deny life to anybody, yet you did condone it by saying that the "other dilemma" was worse, and you and I both did it to our unborn children, and now you've done it to yourself.

"Right to a decent life"? That leads to the "barbaric logic" spoken of above, doesn't it? That it's ok to do away with someone who would suffer needlessly or even just be "numb," if allowed to live?

Robin, all we can do is give. And that's all we can keep on doing. I wish your soul rest. I will pray for that, and for your loved ones.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bader Ginsburg's "Chipping-Away" Theory Rather Familiar

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Laments That Roe Abortion Case Activated a Pro-Life Movement

Could she be any more strident-sounding?

It is somewhat ironic, however: her incremental approach ("You give it to them softly...And you build them up to what you want") is what the NAACP did, in reverse, to rightfully overturn the bigotry of the Supreme Court's defense of racism in this country, long, long ago.

You remember that racisim. The one that held that black slaves were only considered 3/5ths of a person?

It's interesting then, that the unborn have had it even worse than all the slaves did, as they were not even considered by Justice Harry Blackmun to be any fraction of a person. We referred to this legal genius in righting a grievous wrong, in a March 2013 post, and we originally posted it in February 2005 as a possible approach to chipping away at the bad law that is Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton (apparently this has been underway and seeing results as late as 2013 already). I'll repost the relevant proof here:

That was exactly the strategy of the NAACP when it went after racism as legalized by the Supreme Court.

The NAACP, led by Thurgood Marshall and Charles Houston, peppered the nine Supreme Court justices from 1935 through 1954, almost 20 years, with case after case after case to overturn the racial segregation "right" that was created (yes, created, just like "right to choose" was created) by the high court's Plessy v. Ferguson case. They just kept filing more and more cases, until the critical mass of change had been reached incrementally and Brown v. Board of Education came along and finally achieved justice.

From the website of The Just Beginning Foundation (about the contribution of African Americans to the federal judiciary):

"The N.A.A.C.P.'s strategy for reaching its goals in education began by trying to undo the 1896 decision of Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896 (163 U.S. 537), in which the Supreme Court said that segregation was valid if it was 'separate but equal.' The N.A.A.C.P.'s. legal committee decided that the only way to accomplish meaningful change was to attack Plessy. Initially the goal was to demonstrate that the state which created separate school systems never, in fact, created "equal" systems. Eventually, this changed to a frontal assault on Plessy: separate was inherently unequal.

"In 1935, Charles Houston suggested that the N.A.A.C.P. adopt a strategy of litigating planned test cases to secure favorable legal precedents, thereby laying the foundation for later, fuller attacks on racial discrimination and segregation. The cases were to have a "sharply defined legal issue" that could be "supported by demonstrable evidence."

Sadly, the JBF took down that page, though it exists in the Wayback Machine web archive.
It doesn't make it any less true, though.

In fact, the NAACP website still describes this process here, and provides a link to The Smithsonian's American History pages which also refer to it here, here and here.

People, even people like Bader Ginsburg, can pretend they don't see a lot of truths, but that doesn't make them go away.

Law and what it's supposed to stand for, doesn't go away either. Published in Issues in Law & Medicine, 2010 Spring;25(3):185-273, this is the abstract for the legal article, "Unborn children as constitutional persons," by GJ Roden:

In Roe v. Wade, the state of Texas argued that "the fetus is a 'person' within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment." To which Justice Harry Blackmun responded, "If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant's case, of course, collapses, for the fetus' right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment." However, Justice Blackmun then came to the conclusion "that the word 'person,' as used in the Fourteenth Amendment, does not include the unborn." In this article, it is argued that unborn children are indeed "persons" within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth and Fifth Amendments. As there is no constitutional text explicitly holding unborn children to be, or not to be, "persons," this argument will be based on the "historical understanding and practice, the structure of the Constitution, and thejurisprudence of [the Supreme] Court." Specifically, it is argued that the Constitution does not confer upon the federal government a specifically enumerated power to grant or deny "personhood" under the Fourteenth Amendment. Rather, the power to recognize or deny unborn children as the holders of rights and duties has been historically exercised by the states. The Roe opinion and other Supreme Court cases implicitly recognize this function of state sovereignty. The states did exercise this power and held unborn children to be persons under the property, tort, and criminal law of the several states at the time Roe was decided. As an effect of the unanimity of the states in holding unborn children to be persons under criminal, tort, and property law, the text of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment compels federal protection of unborn persons. Furthermore, to the extent Justice Blackmun examined the substantive law in these disciplines, his findings are clearly erroneous and as a whole amount to judicial error. Moreover, as a matter of procedure, according to the due process standards recognized in Fifth Amendment jurisprudence of the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade should be held null and void as to the rights and interests of unborn persons.
It echoes the dissenting opinions of two Supreme Court Justices (White and Rehnquist), who did not vote to uphold Roe v. Wade, then (my emphases added):
I find nothing in the language or history of the Constitution to support the Court's judgment. The Court simply fashions and announces a new constitutional right for pregnant mothers [410 U.S. 222] and, with scarcely any reason or authority for its action, invests that right with sufficient substance to override most existing state abortion statutes. The upshot is that the people and the legislatures of the 50 States are constitutionally dissentitled to weigh the relative importance of the continued existence and development of the fetus, on the one hand, against a spectrum of possible impacts on the mother, on the other hand. As an exercise of raw judicial power, the Court perhaps has authority to do what it does today; but, in my view, its judgment is an improvident and extravagant exercise of the power of judicial review that the Constitution extends to this Court.

The Court apparently values the convenience of the pregnant mother more than the continued existence and development of the life or potential life that she carries. Whether or not I might agree with that marshaling of values, I can in no event join the Court's judgment because I find no constitutional warrant for imposing such an order of priorities on the people and legislatures of the States. In a sensitive area such as this, involving as it does issues over which reasonable men may easily and heatedly differ, I cannot accept the Court's exercise of its clear power of choice by interposing a constitutional barrier to state efforts to protect human life and by investing mothers and doctors with the constitutionally protected right to exterminate it. This issue, for the most part, should be left with the people and to the political processes the people have devised to govern their affairs.

Indeed. And thus it happened that the Supreme Court did worse to unborn persons in this nation, in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, than what it did to black persons in this nation, in Dred Scott v. Sandford, Plessy v. Ferguson, and several other racist High-Court decisions.

And Ruth Bader Ginsburg is fine with that.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Woman seeking to crowd-fund abortion has page removed

Reading what she had actually posted (quoted here), I'm kind of speechless. There is so much help for women like her, for free, to allow the child and the mother to be cared for during pregnancy and birth, and for the child to be adopted. So many people wanting to adopt. It is heartbreaking the situation she has allowed herself to be in, and her response to it, along with the boyfriend's (who isn't the father).

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Remember This Ad, Come Presidential Election Time 2016

During the highly-charged 2008 Democratic primary season, Hillary Clinton attacked Barack Obama for being unprepared for a phone call in the middle of the night that demanded a decisive response. Her 2008 campaign claimed that she, in contrast, was prepared for those urgent calls. Yet when her phone rang at approximately 4pm EDT on September 11th, 2012, and she was briefed about the Benghazi attack, she demonstrated the very lack of decisiveness she had attributed to then-Senator Obama. In fact, her leadership failures and unique culpability for the catastrophe in Benghazi began much earlier and extended well beyond the attack itself.

That video is by the group Special Ops OPSEC: "a non-partisan grassroots advocacy organization focused on protecting US Special Operations Forces and national intelligence assets and operatives from political exploitation and policies, and the misuse of classified information, that unnecessarily exposes them and their families to greater risk and reduces their effectiveness in keeping Americans safe."

And speaking of "unnecessarily exposing them and their families to greater risk," don't ever forget that it was VP Joe Biden (at the 4:24 mark) who was directly responsible for the deaths of Seal Team Six, the brave men who got Osama bin Laden.

Don't take my word for it. Listen to the parents of one of those soon-doomed Navy Seals:

And this fellow's short sum-up beat me to it, though the GOP should start now running something similar to it:

All I've got to say now to former Secretary of State Clinton is this:

You can't say you're "for women," or "for the poor," or "for minorities", when you aren't "for the military and ambassadors" who safeguard the God-given freedoms of women, poor and minority Americans.

What difference does it make, indeed. If you hadn't been in part responsible for the whole Benghazi debacle, you'd have been skewering and roasting the other American politicians responsible for this, just as you know you deserve to be.
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Garrett "G-Money" The MMA Fighter

Man, what a guy.


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger in Forgotten Newsreel- Watch for Yourselves

Forgotten Newsreel History: Margaret Sanger Declaring 'No More Babies'.

Apparently she was then known as "Margaret Slee."

They give the hat tip to Althouse's blog post on it.

Watch the clip in its entirety:

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Gosnell Movie ready to take off

Movie about abortionist Gosnell raises beacoup bucks., becoming "the most-funded movie ever on “crowdfunding” site Indigogo, with more than 10, 600 contributors.
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Eugenic Abortion - Genetic Research

Those Supporting Eugenic Abortion (and thus supporting genetic research to "search and destroy" imperfect unborn children):

  1. March of Dimes:"Instead of trying to solve the problem of birth defects, the March of Dimes now disposes of those problems by funding "search and destroy" missions. Eighty-eight percent of all March of Dimes geneticists favor abortion on demand. "Seventy-one percent argur that if amniocentesis tests prove a child to be defective, he should be terminated regardless of the stage of the pregnancy. A large number even revealed that they were involved in live fetal experimentation and fetal harvesting. This despite the claims by the organization that it is "abortion neutral."
  2. "The Roe v. Wade decision, as viewed by Supreme Court Justics Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  3. Planned Parenthood
  4. Planned Parenthood
  5. Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger, In Her Own Words
  6. Planned Parenthood
  7. Eugenics, genocide and the abortion industry. The latter employs the middle to effect the former.
  8. Planned Parenthood
  9. Planned "Before I was for abortion, I was against abortion as it was 'killing the life of a baby after it has begun'" Parenthood
  10. Susan G. Komen, known for supporting and giving money to Planned Parenthood, thus making themselves supporters of eugenic abortion.
  11. The American Cancer Society, known for supporting Planned Parenthood, thus making themselves also supporters of eugenic abortion.

I could go on, but the picture is quite clear.

Also, click here instead, for the better alternatives, including:

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

St. Jude Warrior-To-Be --- Yikes


That's someone else's LAST year's video, but you got the point. I can't imagine anyone looking at the photos in that video with a dry eye and NOT being able to spare one. lousy. dollar. to help these kids and families.

I mentioned in this post how I'm hoping to get in shape enough to do a Warrior Dash in my son's state later this year, raising money for St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Please: donate--even just one lousy dollar--online at my personal Warrior Dash webpage www.warrior.stjude.org/AnnB. You can even do it ANONYMOUSLY, I'll never know your name, and if not anonymous, you can choose how you want your name to appear and can choose not to show the amount you give. There's even a way to choose mailing it in, but check out this video too at the official homepage first and

Meet the REAL St. Jude Warriors.

If I reach my goal, we can pay for one day of oxygen, AND one transfusion unit of red blood cells, for a St. Jude patient like those in the videos. Check out my webpage for the other things your donations can do.Some St. Jude Warriors have raised over $1,000 and are now shooting for $2,000! Wow. Maybe I'll up my goal? Depends on you!
And we can help St. Jude's prevent kids like Christi Thomas and Jessica Joy Rees, memorialized in that video, from succumbing to their disease.
I figure, heck, if these kids can fight cancer as hard and as bravely as they do, this 50+ year old tub of a woman can plan for this 5K obstacle course/run.
Need more reasons to help these kids? How about 30 more reasons?
Know someone else who's planning a Warrior Dash anywhere else? You can search for them and donate to them here.
And while I'm here, it's Holy Thursday. Blessings to all, because of it.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

March of Dimes "March for Babies" 2014 Update- Still Supporting Planned Parenthood, And Worse

A neighbor and friend of mine recently asked me to walk with her in this year's local March of Dimes, and/or to donate. One of her children had been a preemie. I care about her, she's a great neighbor and a kind, wonderful woman, and I wanted to help, but my heart sank when she asked me. This is why.
First, though, I decided to do current research, to see if maybe the MOD had changed. It was only fair to be sure.
But sadly, it seems the March of Dimes is perhaps more troubling to me now than it ever was, for four reasons. There is good news though: there still is the better alternative to support preemie babies that doesn't compromise its commitment to ALL babies' lives (more on that at the end of this post).

1) MOD gives money (grants) to the largest abortion provider in the nation, Planned Parenthood.
I'm not the only one who found this out, ten years ago or now. There are many regular folks who know this, both supporters of MOD (see the first commenter) and those who no longer can support MOD, having done their own homework, like this woman who lost a daughter, stillborn at fullterm, writing on her blog Rose and Her Lily:
I am going to share with you today the reasons why I will no longer support the March of Dimes. The reasons are probably unknown to most others who are participating, which is why I find it necessary to share...so at least people will realize what the March of Dimes supports. I in no way judge others for participating themselves, but as someone who is pro-life, I cannot participate (though I would love to walk in honor of babies both in Heaven and on Earth).
After I walked last year, my mother and grandmother both informed me that March of Dimes has been boycotted by those who are pro-life for decades. I was shocked to hear this because it seems like such a wonderful organization! After doing some research, I was very saddened to discover that they support Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider). That in itself was enough to make me say "No, thank you." I know people think that Planned Parenthood is this amazing organization that does so much more for women than just providing abortion. Read about the 9 things you should know about Planned Parenthood - which reveals their true agenda. There are many others reasons why I do not support Planned Parenthood (such as the fact that it was founded by a racist eugenicist named Margaret Sanger), but that is another post in itself. The MOD says the money they give to PP doesn't fund abortions, but I wouldn't give money to even pay the electricity bill to keep that place operating. MOD says they are "neutral" on the abortion issue. The way I see it, not taking a stand is taking a stand. I don't see how an organization that is for babies can also be against them? Being for life should mean being for-every-life, both born and unborn, wanted and "unwanted."
Hannah Rose has many good links to articles about the not-good things MOD has supported over the decades, including "embryonic stem cell research, fetal tissue research, and abortion as an alternative to prenatal abnormalities."It's long been known, though not widely, that March of Dimes changed its original focus. This 1996 article in the Iowa Daily Reporter newspaper is explicit (CLICK THE IMAGE, THEN CLICK AGAIN TO ENLARGE):

As recently as 2002, MOD stated it only gives Planned Parenthood money "specifically for preconception health services and prenatal education services."
But Hannah Rose put it best when she wrote, "I wouldn't give money to even pay the electricity bill to keep that place operating." Her closing statements are those I echo, especially as it was Planned Parenthood that never once talked with me about my "prenatal education services" options and only steered me toward the abortion clinic:
"I am just trying to give people the truth so they can make their own decision on whether or not they want to support this organization. I also said above that I in no way judge anyone for walking or raising money because yes, it's true, MOD does do good...however, I cannot justify supporting the good they do in light of the bad...As a pro-life, post-abortive woman, this is where I stand in my beliefs and I will not make exceptions."
2) MOD denies that having had an abortion dramatically increases the risk of premature delivery:
I lost a son in 2001. He was born just a few days shy of six months gestation. After a week in the NICU, he surrendered his fight. I carry that child in my heart every day. I also carry the weight that his death was 100% avoidable. Like many doctors who continue to believe and advise their patients that abortion is a harmless procedure, my OB/GYN dismissed my concerns over my previous abortions.
It wasn’t till I became pregnant with my second son, that another doctor finally was brave enough to state the truth. My past two abortions had severely damaged and weakened my cervix. The medical term is incompetent cervix. With the proper diagnosis I was able to have a cervical cerclage and carry my second son to term. The link between abortion and incompetent cervix is not a new discovery. Anytime you forcefully dilate the cervix, you weaken the muscles. In fact, researching the causes of incompetent cervix, you’ll see these same words over and over again…
“…Caused by previous trauma to the cervix, such as a D&C (dilation and curettage) from an abortion or a miscarriage.”
How any reasonable person can ignore the obvious — abortion causes premature birth — is mind blowing. It’s unconscionable, unfathomably irresponsible, and completely unethical for organizations, like the March of Dimes, to request financial support for a medical condition they can help vastly reduce but intentionally choose not to, by refusing to acknowledge and educate women against the harms of abortion.

3) March of Dimes has long had a eugenics history, one that can't be erased, although it could have been forsaken. MOD over the decades has funded the following research:

  • Peter A. J. Adam used the severed heads of live aborted babies between three to five month gestation in his fetal brain fuel metabolism experiments conducted at the University of Helsinski, Finland.
  • Dr. John F.S. Crocker used 60 pairs of human embryonic kidneys obtained from “therapeutic” abortions after five to 12 weeks gestation in his renal research program.
  • Dr. Stanley J. Robboy used the reproductive tracts of baby girls aborted by D&C and prostaglandin in his DES experiments.
  • Dr. G. Cunha used the reproductive tracts of male and female aborted babies in similar experiments dealing with the teratogenic effects of certain drugs on developing human organs.
  • Dr. A de la Chapelle of the University of Helsinki received a MOD grant to develop a non-evasive, simple and safe early prenatal test to replace mid-trimester amniocentesis, thus shifting the abortion timetable from the second trimester to the first trimester. He obtained cells sources from maternal blood samples and the open-heart puncture of healthy 10-week aborted fetuses.
During the 1970s and early 1980s it was MOD's private foundation monies that permitted these researchers and many others including Drs. Blanch Alter, David Nathan, Haig Kazazian, Yuet Wai Kan, and Mitchell Golbus to bypass the government ban prohibiting the use of federal funds for such non-therapeutic, lethal experimentation on live human fetuses. A virtual international "medical underground" was created to supply fresh human fetal tissues, blood or organs to "needy" researchers both in the U.S. and abroad.
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On September 21, 1978 all members of the House of Representatives received a letter from NF/MOD president Charles Massey claiming that

"the financial cost of treating and institutionalizing our severely affected survivors (of genetic disorders) is staggering" and "we cannot begin to measure the cost to survivors themselves and their families."...Massey said that it was time for federal and state governments to take over the war to "prevent birth defects." He stated that the expansion of genetic service including prenatal diagnosis could help reduce the incidence of such disorders as Down syndrome and Tay Sachs. Left unsaid was the fact that since no cure exists for these disorders, this "reduction" could only be achieved eugenic abortion. [Emphasis mine]Similarly, in 1982, MOD Vice President Dr. Arthur Salisbury claimed that expanding health insurance coverage for genetic services would save the government billions of dollars in "custodial care" of "genetically handicapped children" born in the United States each year.
In the Final Report of a joint MOD-financed study (1982-1983) by the Health Services Foundation on genetic health insurance, the HSF determined that screening and prenatal diagnosis were cost-effective when compared to the high cost of caring for "blighted" children.
"Blighted" children? No parent hopes for their child to be anything less than 100% healthy and normal. But advocating to eliminate, to euthanize such children before they are born, just to save "the government" billions of dollars?Would that be the same government that lately cares nothing about throwing trillions of dollars at half the population in order to secure their lifelong and utter dependency on said government, and thus their lifelong votes, keeping said government in power in perpetuity?
Yes, it would be that same government, which only cares about you if you're already born and can vote for them. The hypocrisy is jaw-dropping.

4) Recently, MOD also signed on to obstruct Americans' right to religious freedom, as did Planned Parenthood, Easter Seals and others:
The March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society, and the Spina Bifida Association were listed in Planned Parenthood’s recent white paper, Taking Control, as being among “a wide range of health care groups” that joined the abortion giant, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in opposing the Blunt Amendment’s religious exemption from providing insurance benefits because of “moral conviction.” Easter Seals is added to the list of charities opposing religious freedom, as noted by a nationaljournal.com article.
In that nationaljournal.com article, Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, R-N.Y., hits the nail on the head succinctly,

"This is not an issue of contraception, or abortion, or sterilization...This is an issue of First Amendment rights."

RockForLife.org has a great post (with pictures) about recent protesters against religious freedom and for forcing their employers to pay for their birth control and abortifacient drugs, and the signs they created. RFL's reply? "If it’s not your boss’s business, then why are you making him/her pay for it?"Here is the simplest way to define what ObamaCare and the HHS mandate is forcing upon practicing Catholics, Christians, Jews and even some Muslims, all because they run their businesses with their religious beliefs and principles as their guides:
Our religious belief is that the loss of one's soul is worse than the loss of one's life, or of any right or freedom. Why should we be forced, by the very government founded to ensure freedom from religious persecution, to think and act as those who do not value a human being's soul?


American Life League points out there's an alternative to March Of Dimes that is without all their horrific history:
In 1978, following the Pro-Life Movement's decade-long battle with the March of Dimes, the International Foundation for Genetic Research, popularly known as The Michael Fund, was founded as the [life-affirming] alternative to the MOD.
The Michael Fund has four stated mission goals (summarized for this post): 1) to support an international genetic research program aimed at finding life-saving treatments for prenatal disorders that would otherwise risk babies' lives, 2) to help further the care and treatment of babies born with such problems, 3) to defend "the rights of physically and mentally handicapped persons – born and pre-born", and 4) to stop and even reverse the growth of "eugenic abortion of affected pre-born children and the euthanasia murder of handicapped children and adults."Sounds like a cause I'd donate wholeheartedly to (like the St. Jude Children's Hospital Warrior Dash I'm doing with my son in the state where he lives, late this year--I know, I know, I'm insane and will probably break every bone in my aged body attempting that).
The Michael Fund doesn't have the publicity or cachet of MOD, St.Jude Warriors in the Warrior Dash, or the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life (that's another one I've silently protested and boycotted for years for their support for abortion and ignoring the link between abortion and breast cancer). But The Michael Fund is where I'd donate, in my friend's name, to help at-risk babies before they're born, so they can be born.
Just like these angels:

[HT for that video to RockForLife.org which posted two weeks ago about World Down Syndrome Day being March 21.]
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If Obama Were Really Pro-Life (Hint: He Isn't)

Excellent point made by LifeSiteNews.

So when Obama says "We can't accept events like this as routine," we already have done so, with abortion, and at least one abortionist admits that it truly is, as Obama spoke, "violence visited on our children:"

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NRO's The Corner ~ Kathryn Jean Lopez links to Ap blog, 1/22/07

Associated Press/San Francisco Chronicle: Banno On Boxer and the Illegal Abortion Deaths Urban Legend

Ellen Goodman retraction impetus
~ listed in National Review Senior Editor Ramesh Ponnuru's book The Party of Death, p. 255, Chap. 3 Endnote #11,   4/2006

"After Abortion,...run by Emily Peterson and Annie Banno, two women who had abortions in the 1970s, ...tries to avoid the political tug-of-war that tends to come with this turf. They concentrate instead on discussing the troubling personal effects of abortion on the mothers." ~ Eric Scheske, Godspy contributing editor, in NC Register's "Signs of Life in the Blogosphere", 2/2006

"Godbloggers could, in the best of worlds, become the new apologists...[including] laymen with day jobs: Emily Peterson and Annie Banno, for instance, at the blog After Abortion..."~ Jonathan V. Last, The Weekly Standard online editor, in First Things's "God on the Internet", 12/2005


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"Entering Canaan" - a ministry of reverence for women and men who suffer following an abortion
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Obama On Abortion: A Summary

1) Obama Is 2nd-Highest-Paid Politician by Fannie Mae, Taking $126,346 in only 4 years as Senator; Now Derides GOP/Bush for Allowing Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac To Do Business, When It Was Democrat Presidents Bill Clinton & Jimmy Carter Who Passed The Law Requiring Fannie & Freddie To Give Out Bad Subprime Loans To Those Who Couldn't Afford Them, Which Caused The Entire Financial Meltdown … 2) Jim Johnson (Obama VEEP vetter and former Fannie Mae executive who made millions there) Backpedal … 3) Obama's hiring, connection, support of ACORN, which supported that very law and whose staff have been involved in voter fraud … 4) Rezko's Favor A "Boneheaded" Mistake … 5) Jeremiah Wright Backpedal … 6) Fr. Michael Fleger Backpedal … 7) NAFTA Backpedal … 8) Campaign Financing Backpedal … 9) Mr. "Negotiates-With-Terrorist-States" … 10) Bittergate … 11) Hamas' Chief Political Adviser Hopes BO Will Win Election … 12) Banning Handguns Backpedal … 13) Who Exactly Are "The Rich" He's Going to Sock it to? … 14) Flag Pin Backpedal … 15) Once Open to School Vouchers That Work, Now Deadset Against … 16) Now OK with residual force in Iraq...up to 50,000 troops. … 17) First voted against a law protecting babies who survive an abortion procedure, then lied saying he didn't, then finally forced to admit that he did vote to deny such born babies protection. 18) … "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country." ~ MO

  1. Abortion Rhetoric Backpedal
  2. Rapper Timbaland's $800K and "Ho's" lyrics
  3. criminal Hsu
  4. $5K per Kid
  5. criminal Berger
  6. "I remember landing under sniper fire...we just ran with our heads down."
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