Obama Judges Order Abortion for Illegal Mother’s Baby
Oct 26, 2017
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration cannot prevent an undocumented illegal immigrant teenager under federal custody in Texas from immediately having an abortion at taxpayer expense. This reverses a ruling issued last week by a three-judge panel that blocked the 17-year-old “Jane Doe,” who crossed the border from Mexico, from getting the procedure right away.
On Tuesday, the Court of Appeals ruled 6-3 to reinstate a Oct. 18 district court decision from Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan that Jane Doe, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, does not need to secure a sponsor or leave the country in order to abort her child at taxpayer expense. Chutkan’s ruling, which the Trump administration appealed, had ordered the federal government to transport Doe to her abortion appointments “promptly and without delay” or allow her to be transported by someone else.
The six judges on the Court of Appeals were named to the court by Democratic presidents, while those dissenting were Republican nominees. Ironically, in disregard for the unborn child, Obama-appointed Judge Patricia Millett said, “Today’s decision rights a grave constitutional wrong by the government. Remember, we are talking about a child here. A child who is alone in a foreign land. A child who, after her arrival here in a search for safety and after the government took her into custody, learned that she is pregnant.”
Millett was nominated by Obama to what is considered the second highest court in the land. Her extreme pro-abortion views were well known from her writings. She said abortion is needed to free “women from historically routine conscription into maternity.” She said those who oppose forced ObamaCare contraception insurance coverage reinforce “broader patterns of discrimination against women as a class of presumptive breeders.” In a 2011 paper entitled “Against the New Maternalism,” Millett said by celebrating motherhood society is creating a “self-fulfilling cycle of discrimination.” Millett has also criticized ultrasound as “deceptive images of fetus-as-autonomous-being that the anti-choice movement has popularized since the advent of amniocentesis.”
Pro-Life Investment Plan Hits $1 Billion in Assets By Rejecting Pro-Abortion Companies
NATIONAL STEVEN ERTELT AUG 17, 2017 | 5:26PM WASHINGTON, DC
Many Christians choose movies, music and even retailers based on how they impact their faith. Why, asks financial expert and nationally syndicated host Dan Celia, should investing be any different?
Celia leads Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries and focuses on biblical investing and important economic trends during his daily, three-hour program, “Financial Issues,” which is sponsored in part by Timothy Plan.
For more than 20 years, Timothy Plan, which recently hit $1 billion of assets under management, has helped investors achieve their financial goals while investing in a biblically and morally responsible manner. Timothy Plan does not invest in those companies that support pornography, abortion, same-sex marriage or have other agendas contrary to the teachings of scripture, or are actively participating in activities that may prove destructive to our communities at large.
“What this means to me is that there are 1 billion dollars that are not supporting the darkness of this world,” Celia said of the Timothy Plan milestone. “This, of course, does not even take into account the billions of dollars from those who have other areas of investments that are biblically responsible as well. I recently read an article based on a survey that claimed that fewer people are concerned with following a faith-based agenda and feel no need to attend church. This excellent news from Timothy Plan illustrates 1 billion rebukes to that claim.”
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Celia, a foremost authority and one of the most trusted experts on biblically responsible investing, has seen a dramatic increase in the past several years in the growth of the market of investors who want to honor God with the money He has entrusted to them.
Timothy Plan Mutual Funds give testimony to this change and dramatic shift in conscience, as they have seen dramatic inflows from evangelical Christians who are dedicated to making sure the money they have been blessed with is not being used to further erode the moral fiber of America.
Timothy Plan offers a biblically responsible family of funds designed to suit the various needs of Christian investors. In 1994, Timothy Plan, founded by Arthur Ally, pioneered the first pro-life, pro-family screening standard and will not invest a single penny into any company that violates these screens. Timothy Plan’s two-page “Know Your Investments” document represents a small portion of companies failing the screens.
Court Asked to Hear Forced Abortion Speech Case
Aug 4, 2017
Today, Liberty Counsel is filing a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of three California faith-based, crisis pregnancy centers that are forced to advertise an offer of “immediate free or low-cost …abortion” to their clients according to state law. This law forces our clients to speak a message that violates their religious beliefs and directly contradicts what they actually want to say.
The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) co-sponsored the law. It demands unlicensed crisis pregnancy centers post this notice in multiple locations advertising abortions and abortifacients. In some centers, it requires 22 printed pages for different languages. This notice must be included on our clients’ websites, in every promotional material they publish, and posted at their entrance and in their waiting room. The law charges $1,000 fine for each repeated instance that the notice is not given.
This law is like forcing the Sierra Club to advocate for oil spills or demanding St. Jude expose their patients to lead poisoning. However, this law is actually much more repulsive. While those situations might cause unintended harm, abortion is intended – even specifically designed – to kill.
These children deserve life and the opportunity to pursue happiness. It is the deepest overreach of the local government to demand that someone encourage others to, and thus participate in, murder.
Learn more by reading our press release. If you want to help us fight this law, please make a donationand join us in praying for the U.S. Supreme Court to take our case.
Kellyanne Conway Explains Why Conservative Women Need to Speak Up
Video Team / June 23, 2017
White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway says conservative women should be unafraid to defend their views. (Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/Newscom)White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway spoke to The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood on Friday. Here’s a transcript of their conversation.
Wood: Hi everyone, I am Genevieve Wood, welcome to Daily Signal’s Facebook live. I don’t think I need to introduce this woman next to me, Kellyanne Conway. Hi Kellyanne.
Conway: It’s good to see you Genevieve.
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Wood: So you just spoke to a group here at The Heritage Foundation, NEW, The Network for Enlightened Women. Why is it important to reach out and talk to these young conservative women?
Conway: I’m so proud of these young conservative women for taking these messages right to the campus and engaging in public policy the way they do. I know it is very difficult sometimes to be a conservative woman nearly anywhere but certainly on our campuses. It’s very important for them to show that diversity comes in all forms.
There is diversity of thought, ideological and political diversity, and that they, whether they are fiscal conservatives, social conservatives, national security types, they should go and recognize the best way to bring in new ambassadors to this movement if you will, is for people to see them and say, “you know,” that peer to peer interaction is incredibly important.
Wood: You talked about just the importance of really speaking up because there is such pressure now to shut down, not just young people, but anybody who has a voice that says I’m a conservative, they want to be shut down.
Conway: And it’s too bad because as we saw in the election results, we saw in the special elections, there is a great market for conservative ideas obviously. And if people can stay focused on that and not give in to what I call this culture of sameness, it’s unbelievable how much people sound and talk and are the same these days politically and ideologically, in a way where just a different viewpoint getting into the conversation proves what a thriving democracy and what individual thought and self-governance truly is Genevieve.
So I encourage these women, even when it’s difficult, there are more of them than they realize. You know, about a year ago I came up with the term “undercover” Trump voter. The undercover Trump supporter is still out there. It’s not that they are ashamed to say so, what they are is they just don’t want to argue with people on college campuses or within their own families, but if we can get them to feel more free to go out and speak and just to explain why they feel as they do, particularly on conservative issues, that’s a plus for everyone.
Wood: You talked about sameness, I don’t want to ask you all the same questions that you get day after day, by the same old same olds in the media, so what are you not being asked? What is the administration not being asked to talk about, that they should be being asked about?
Conway: That is the key question, I even said on a network this morning, that we are not, you are not covering all the great things that are happening that impact peoples’ lives. And so I think the media have a responsibility to be fair, but they also have a role to be complete.
The media can be the connective tissue between this White House and administration, Genevieve and the people. In other words, let’s tell the veterans that under Donald Trump’s leadership they already have a brand new, first of its kind, hotline right into the White House, for anything they want to discuss or lodge as a grievance. They as of today will have the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. They very recently got the medical records modernization so that our veterans are seen seamlessly as the same patient, the same individual at the Department of Defense and VA, only the federal government would struggle for decades to do something as simple as just having technology speak to each other.
We are tackling the opioid addiction which, is the scourge of our time, no state has been spared, no demographic group has been untouched. There is a White House commission, there is Secretary [Kathleen] Sebelius of HHS. The president has leaned all the way into this and we are making great strides. The job creation, the regulatory rollback.
The fact that just last week this president and his administration announced a one-hundred-million-dollar program to support apprenticeships. And we are working with bipartisan governors all across this country, and employers, asking “what counts as a skilled laborer who’s employable in 2017?” And that we are working with them so that we are dignifying all types of career choices, all types of jobs. You wouldn’t graduate high school and have a skills certificate along with your high school diploma to be a hair dresser, a plumber, a welder, a carpenter, terrific. That job will be waiting for you in most states.
Wood: You have been working in the conservative movement for a long time, Kellyanne and I have both been, (Conway: decades now for you and I) and we both look so young, but let, see this is the second time you’ve been over to The Heritage Foundation this week, speaking to different groups. How do you use the resources of Heritage, for people out there who aren’t familiar, how would you describe The Heritage Foundation?
Conway: Well The Heritage Foundation has for decades been the gold standard. I really appreciate the research. I think having the facts and figures and having the information, the data, and even the anecdotes, the examples Genevieve, is so key to connecting ourselves to the policy solutions and I know Heritage is a great resource to the men and women on Capitol Hill and has been for decades.
I think now with technology, our native tongue in this country, it is important that Heritage be the virtual if you will, the digital connective tissue as well to people and information so that they can access it immediately and say, “gosh everyone is talking about this same thing today, could it really be true?” and going and getting that, the truth, the facts as they are seen through the conservative lens.
I also think Heritage has produced really peerless and fearless scholars over the years who are willing to take that out on the road, and work with our state-based think tanks and work with our state-based legislators and governors, that’s the key, because we as conservatives believe that a federal government that does less and that empowers the states to do more, is a federal government that serves its people and it becomes less expansive and expensive, and intrusive and invasive.
So Heritage has been a great resource over any number of years and I like the fact that Heritage has stuck to its knitting, and not tried to do a million different things over the years, because those core skills, even as you have expanded your issue sets, and the many different ways you deliver the message and the facts and figures to Americans has expanded, it’s really important to all of us that you’ve stuck to national security, and economics, and education, and healthcare, and issues like that.
Wood: Kellyanne, final question for you, I know you have recently moved back to D.C. do you have any fun summer plans?
Conway: I do. My fun summer plans revolve around assimilating my children into the D.C. neighborhood and culture. Watching them enjoy their summer, I think that we will take, we are going to take a trip as a family, probably in August as many families do. There are two states left in the country that I’ve never visited, South Dakota and Montana, so we may actually take a family trip to those two great states and I’ll have, I turned 50 this year so it will be my fifty states at the age of fifty. I think Heritage is more than fifty at this point, so we’re about that. So it’s all good, thank you.
Wood: Kellyanne thank you very much. I know our audience loved hearing from you, thank you for talking with us.
Conway: Appreciate it.
Rasmea Odeh’s Exit, Stage Left
by Ruthie Blum
Convicted Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh received a standing ovation this weekend in Chicago from an enthusiastic crowd at the national conference of the organization Jewish Voice for Peace.
Luckily for Odeh — who took part in the bombing of a Jerusalem supermarket in 1969, which killed Hebrew University students Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe — the Jewish state she and her radical leftist buddies in the US Jewish community would see eradicated let her out of jail as part of a prisoner exchange. Still, she has expressed no gratitude to the liberal society that set her free in 1980, or to the one that has enabled her since then to roam around freely, spewing her vitriol and inciting violence. On the contrary, the proud member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, who feels no remorse for the innocent boys she killed, also defied the country that took her in as in immigrant – concealing her terrorist past in order to enter the United States.
Not only that. Last month, Odeh’s three-year battle with the US government, which was sparked by her being convicted of immigration fraud, came to a happy end with a plea bargain according to which she would be stripped of her American citizenship and deported, but serve no jail time.
The Rasmea Defense Committee, a vocal group of avid supporters, had the nerve to respond to this piece of luck and ill-deserved generosity by saying that her decision to accept the deal was difficult, but it was the best she could hope for under the “current racist political climate” of President Donald Trump, in which her “prospects for a fair trial are slimmer than ever.”
It is bad enough that Odeh only spent 10 years in an Israeli prison. Worse still that she is getting off the hook for her subsequent crime. But the fact that she has been elevated to some kind of sainthood, lauded by feminist, black and other self-described human rights activists is as shocking as it is shameful.
To add insult to injury, Jewish Voice for Peace pressured the management of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the venue rented for the hate-filled conference, not to allow a pro-Israel group to rent a separate room in which to hold a memorial service for Odeh’s victims. This is a classic case of what renowned law professor Alan Dershowitz calls “free speech for me and not for thee.”
Yes, as long as Jewish Voice for Peace and its non-Jewish counterparts — such as Students for Justice in Palestine and Black Lives Matter, which use it as a cover for their antisemitism – have the microphone, anything goes. Even glorifying cold-blooded murder. But when an organization like StandWithUs wants to present an opposing viewpoint, any underhanded tactics to prevent it from doing so are kosher.
Ultimately, StandWithUs prevailed and conducted a vigil for Kanner and Joffe during the conference, albeit in a different building of the Hyatt complex. But it was a quiet ceremony, unlike that of Jewish Voice for Peace, which cheered Odeh when she said, “We need you to continue resisting Trump’s agenda and to continue challenging the Zionists and to continue providing your solidarity and support to the Palestinian and Arab national movement.”
Odeh, who was 21 when she played a key role in the terrorist attack, failed to mention that if not for Israeli policy, she would have spent the rest of her life behind bars. Instead, she has been a liberated woman since the age of 32. The now 69-year-old also left out the fact that the U.S. justice system – yes, in Trump’s America – can take credit for her ability to trade jail for Jordan, where she will undoubtedly be hailed as a heroine.
Good riddance, Rasmea; too bad you can’t take your sycophants with you. But, as you surely know, Jordanian law forbids Jews from becoming citizens.
Ruthie Blum is the managing editor of The Algemeiner.
Moms Defy Opinions And The Odds To Choose Life
In our increasingly liberal culture, many American women find themselves under attack by feminists for standing for life.
The new feminist movement has focused on a “me first” agenda in which pro-life women are criticized for daring to put the rights of the unborn before their own.
In a society where women are pushed to be equal to men, and where children are often viewed as a “nuisance” on a woman’s path to power and success, several women are coming forward with testimonies that give hope in the fight against the liberal anti-life culture in America today.
The modern feminist would never consider putting a child ahead of their career and self-involved life goals, let alone making the decision to put their life in danger to save their unborn child.
LifeSite News reported on an awe-inspiring story of one woman who did just that.
Becky Anderson was two months into her pregnancy when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
LifeSite News reported:
Her doctors gave Becky a terrifying ultimatum — end the pregnancy and start treatment straight away, or risk the cancer spreading.
Becky said: “They wanted to give me a hysterectomy the following week but I was adamant I would not have an abortion.”
It is not clear from the story whether “abortion”means here a hysterectomy for cancer treatment with the unintended side-effect that the twins would die, or whether a genuinely abortive procedure with the aim of lethally attacking the twins was proposed.
Becky said: “I’d gone from being on top of the world to being in the depths of despair, worrying whether I was going to actually survive…I knew I needed to survive for the sake of my children. There was no way I was leaving them.”
“I kept thinking that their lives were just starting while mine could be ending, but it was a risk I was willing to take.”
Becky chose to risk her own life so that her twins could live, a decision criticized by liberal feminists, but that made her a powerful witness for choosing life.
Becky’s twins were born healthy, and she was able to start treatment to treat her cancer.
And in another stunning case of a woman fighting against the anti-life culture that often pervades modern medicine, Ashley Caughey put off her cancer treatment to give her daughter a chance at life also.
Live Action reported:
An X-ray revealed the news Ashley Caughey dreaded to her. A doctor told her she had a bone cancer known as osteosarcoma. During this same time, Ashley found out she was 10 weeks pregnant. The doctors wanted her to begin chemotherapy as soon as possible, but Ashley knew that that would harm her child.
They told me what would likely happen to Paisley, that you know, she most likely wouldn’t make it and I just knew. It wasn’t a choice to me. It was like this is what needs to be done. She’s first. I’m not going to kill a healthy baby because I’m sick. There’s nothing wrong with her. Her life is just as important as mine if not more important. I mean as a mother my job is to protect my kids.
These testimonials enrage feminists who could never understand putting anyone ahead of their own needs and goals.
And they give hope that our increasingly liberal society will eventually turn against the anti-life culture that has risen up out of the early feminist movements.
The Atlantic reported on the feminist notion that a woman must place her own needs before those of her child.
Pro-choice arguments, the author says, reflect the ambitions, hypocrisies, and contradictions of contemporary feminism.
In feminists’ view, a woman is not permitted to put the needs of other people first, because “self-sacrifice” is the linchpin of female oppression. Instead, she is expected to ascend to a higher level of enlightened self-regard, where the act of putting her own needs first is tantamount to striking a blow for women’s freedom.
The chief goal of feminists is to restructure the family as a totally contractual arrangement from which anyone, but especially any woman, may withdraw at will.
We can give thanks and praise that there are still women in America today who not only choose life for their children, but choose the sanctity of their child’s life above their own.
The stories of these brave women, and those of many others, give hope that a culture of life will eventually overcome the feminist hypocrisy so readily accepted in America, and so heavily covered by the liberal media.
Should Bill Nye Have his Penis Forcefully Removed to make sure he doesn't have extra kids? Should Nye's gene pool be eliminated?Opinion. What is the policy or penalty for this kind of evil.
Bill Nye Has Had Enough Of Your ‘Extra Kids’
On his Netflix series, Bill Nye asks, bluntly, ‘Should we have policies that penalize people for having extra kids in the developed world?’
By Bosworth W. Hollingsworth, IV
APRIL 26, 2017
The Internet is rightly mocking the complete disaster that is the Rachel Bloom “My Sex Junk” video that is part of the new Netflix series, “Bill Nye Saves the World.” As bad as that is (it is BAD), another portion of the series is even worse. The 13th and final installment is titled “Earth’s People Problem,” and with a name like that, you know we could be in for some ideas that border on eugenics.
The 26-minute episode starts off in fairly inoffensive fashion. Following an intro that demonstrates how human consumption is like sponges soaking up water, Nye explains how women who have access to educational and professional opportunities tend to have fewer children. This is true, and he illustrates his point by telling the story of his mother, who developed technology for the United States during World War II and went on to earn her master’s degree and doctorate. Inspiring!
Nye says when women are in power, they have fewer children, and more resources can be devoted to those children. “It’s not rocket surgery. It’s science!” he coyly explains. Sure, it’s not science in the same way that a Punnett square is science, but there is certainly a correlation there and the overall goal of providing equal opportunity to women is noble enough. So let’s just indulge him and call his observation “science.” Close enough.
Noting that the population density is highest in India, Nye’s correspondent Emily Calandrelli went off to India to deliver a report on population growth in the country. It is followed by a brief chat between Nye and Calandrelli that quickly devolves into a lecture on how America’s maternity leave policy is an example of our patriarchal society or whatever.
She says women in India get 16 weeks of paid maternity leave, which is “unheard of in the United States.” Never mind that here in California (home to roughly 20 percent of Americans), we have 16 weeks of guaranteed maternity leave as well. Also disregard the fact that the absence of a federal requirement for maternity leave does not mean maternity leave is nonexistent in the United States. Calandrelli is rolling, so let’s leave her alone. Instructively, she approvingly lists China when she rattles off some of the countries that do have required paid maternity leave policies.
Dose Those Ladies Up, Ya’llThen we get to the rancid meat and soggy potatoes of this whole spectacle: the panel segment. On the panel are: Dr. Rachel Snow, chief of population development at the United Nations Population Fund, Dr. Travis Rieder, ethicist at the Berman Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and finally Dr. Nerys Benfield, director of Family Planning Montefiore Medical Center. Benfield is an abortionist, so you may know where we are headed here.
Nye starts off the panel by asking “What should we be doing?” Benfield immediately jumps in and says that as a physician, she feels access to health care and family planning is important. She avoids the A-word. Repeating the observation that women’s education levels and fertility rates are inversely related, Benfield says the reason is either women are having less sex (Nye, redblooded horndog that he is, howls “I hope that’s not true!” with a quasi-sheepish grin), or that women are using contraception.
The panel notes the importance of contraceptive access. Snow jumps in and says “We need justice and we need education.” What “justice” means in this context is anybody’s guess. My personal guess is that she is referring to abortion. But, again, the panel dances around the word.
How do we create and export this justice? Nye asks. Snow responds with vague concepts like “excellent education systems” (You heard her, everyone! Make them excellent!) and “family planning,” as she nods in the direction of the abortion doctor two seats to her left. Family planning, meaning abortion, a word that is again avoided.
Let’s Reconsider…Forced Sterilization?The fight against climate change, Nye’s most passionate cause, is brought up by Rieder, who notes that children in developed countries use 160 times more resources than children in the developing world. This is where the creepy totalitarianism of the environmental movement starts to show itself. Nye asks, bluntly, “Should we have policies that penalize people for having extra kids in the developed world?”
Extra kids. These d-mn people and their existence, am I right? Nye (who, again, decided we all needed to see that abomination from Bloom) is wise enough to set limits on humanity. This whole concept and the ease with which he discusses it is so frightening and evil that I am genuinely appalled at Netflix’s decision to air it.
Rieder says we should “at least consider” a form of punishment for people who have these Extra Kids (TM). Nye impatiently responds that “consider means do it.” Snow, to her credit, jumps in and takes issue with the idea that “we do anything to incentivize fewer children or more children.” Benfield notes the history of compulsory sterilization in America, a practice that was in place as recently as the 1970s. The issue was not come at from a position of justice in the past, she adds. But this time will be different, I guess?
So, if you’re scoring at home, that leaves China’s maternity laws and their recently ended one-child policy as the key points from this half hour of science televangelism. As Calandrelli says, it’s time for America to “catch up.” With China.
Yeesh. The program had eight minutes left that I couldn’t watch even if I tried.
Bosworth W. Hollingsworth, IV is a pen name.
Photo Ryan and Sarah Deeds / Flickr
WOMEN’S MARCH CONVICTED TERRORIST AGREES TO BE DEPORTED IN EXCHANGE FOR NO JAIL TIME
March 29, 2017 by Debra Heine
Convicted terrorist and Women’s March organizer Rasmea Yousef Odeh is scheduled to be deported after lying on her citizenship application, The Washington Times reported. Odeh, a Palestinian, agreed to be deported in exchange for no jail time after it emerged that she lied about having been convicted of Islamic terrorism.
Odeh is scheduled to appear in court April 25 in Detroit, where she plans to plead guilty to “unlawful procurement of naturalization” in a deal that will allow her to leave the United States to avoid up to 18 months in prison.
She had been scheduled to undergo another trial after a U.S. appeals court vacated her 2014 conviction, saying an expert witness should have been allowed to testify that she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder from allegedly being tortured in prison when she gave the false answers.
The 69-year-old Palestinian activist was convicted in the 1969 supermarket bombing in Israel that killed two Hebrew University students.
She served 10 years before being released in a prisoner exchange.
Her supporters said it would be “impossible for Rasmea to expect a fair trial in U.S. courts.”
According to the UK Daily Mail, Odeh was also one of several authors who penned an open letter in The Guardian calling on women across the U.S. to take part in “striking, marching, blocking roads” and other activities in a day of “grassroots, anti-capitalist feminism.”
Soon after the letter was published, the New York Post reported that Odeh had been convicted for her role in the two terrorist bombings. Here is a brief summary of the case against Odeh courtesy of Legal Insurrection’s Professor Jacobson:
Rasmea claims she was not involved in the supermarket bombing, and was convicted only because she gave a false confession after 25 days of sexual torture. Previously, we have explored the factual conflicts in Rasmea’s story, including that she confessed the day after arrest, not 25 days later; bomb-making material was found in her room; she received an open trial observed by a representative of the International Red Cross who described the trial as fair; and perhaps most important, Rasmea’s co-conspirator, Ayesha Odeh (not related), described in a 2004 interview for a pro-Palestinian filmmaker how Rasmea was the mastermind behind the supermarket bombing.
After serving nearly a decade in prison, Rasmea was released in a prisoner release for an Israel soldier captured in Lebanon.
While she was imprisoned, the PFLP formed the “Rasmea Odeh Brigade” to try to free her and others by taking hostages, and Rasmea was on the list of prisoners whose release was sought by the Black September terrorists who took Israeli athletes hostage (and killed them) at the 1972 Olympics. Yet Rasmea claims she was not involved in terror organizations and was just an innocent political activist when arrested by the Israelis.Rasmea eventually made her way to the U.S. in the mid-1990s.
Rasmea gave false answers on her visa application, and in 2004 on her naturalization application, by denying (among other lies) that she EVER (bold and CAPS in original) was convicted or imprisoned.Rasmieh was convicted of immigration fraud in November 2014.
Jacobson told The Washington Times that Odeh’s decision to cop a plea deal was “no surprise.”
“She was convicted of immigration fraud in the first trial, and would have been convicted in the re-trial,” Mr. Jacobson said in an email. “Her new defense that PTSD caused her to falsely answer simple questions on her naturalization papers about past convictions and imprisonment was laughable. Rasmea and her supporters invented an alternate universe based on hatred of Israel, but alternate universes tend not to do very well in court when faced with real world evidence.”
Odeh was one of the organizers of the Women’s Strike on March 8, hailed as a day for women to “strike, walk out, march and demonstrate” in favor of a new “feminism for the 99%, a grassroots, anti-capitalist feminism.” The anti-Trump convicted terrorist has also been invited to speak at a Jewish conference being held in Chicago from March 31 to April 2.
Jewish Voice for Peace is honored to feature deeply respected Palestinian organizer Rasmea Odeh at our upcoming National Membership Meeting. The meeting will be a critical place for 1,000 JVP members to craft strategies to resist the right-wing extremism emboldened by the leadership of President Trump and his mirror in Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and to build community for the long haul.
In both Israel and the U.S. the accusation of terrorism is used to stoke fear, dehumanize whole communities, and violently repress, incarcerate, bomb, deport, spy on, invade and occupy those communities and their homelands. Trump’s Muslim Ban comes out of the context of decades of this Islamophobic “war-on-terror” rhetoric which mirrors Israel’s decades of demonizing Palestinians.
We are eager to hear from Odeh, a feminist leader in the Palestinian and Arab-American community in Chicago, precisely because she has survived decades of Israeli and US government persecution and oppression, and also because she lives and breathes the essential work of community organizing–having spent her life as both a lawyer and organizer for the empowerment of Arab women.
American-Israeli Adena Mark registered her disgust with the “perversely” named JVP for inviting the murderer of two young Jewish students to speak at their conference.
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Tech Support in Relationships
The young woman who submitted the tech support message below (about her relationship with her husband) presumably did it as a joke.
Then she got a reply which was way too good to keep to herself.
The tech support people's love advice was hilarious and genius!
Dear Tech Support,
Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slowdown in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0. In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as: NBA 5.0, NFL 3.0 and Golf Clubs 4.1.
Conversation 8.0 no longer runs and House cleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.
What can I do?
The response (that came weeks later out of the blue):
First keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system. Please enter command: I thought you loved me.html and try to download Tears 6.2. Do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update. If that application works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.
However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0, or Beer 6.1. Please note that Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will download the Farting and Snoring Loudly Beta version. Whatever you do, DO NOT, under any circumstances, install Mother-In-Law 1.0 as it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.
In addition, please, do not attempt to re-install the Boyfriend 5.0 program. These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0. In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend: Cooking 3.0.
For a easy self-defense use a long key. For those that live in The Villages it's usually your car key or mailbox key. Put the bulk of your keys in your palm and let the key stick out between your pointer and middle finger. Walk normally with it in your hand. Then if attacked you can use the stick to hit them in their weakest parts - eyes, cheeks, throat, and of course always, always hit them in the groin.
For a easy self-defense use a lollipop stick. Put the lollipop in your palm and let the stick stick out between your pointer and middle finger. Walk normally with it in your hand. Then if attacked you can use the stick to hit them in their weakest parts - eyes, cheeks, throat, and of course always, always hit them in the groin. When you walk down ANY street look for escape routes, between houses, in stores/restaurants, always know your surroundings. The bulk of women who get mugged are busy doing other things, talking on their cell phone/friends, dragging too many shopping bags around, not paying attention to their surroundings.
Remember that if you react to an attacker using a weapon of any kind be prepared to have it used on you.
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Please watch and share Carrie's Story with your social media contacts today and let women know there are other (and better) choices than abortion?
What comes to mind when you hear the word "abortion"?
The one-million preborn babies who die each year in the U.S.?
The ongoing cultural debate between a preborn baby's right to life and his mother's right to end his life?
Or perhaps it's the abortion industry that makes money selling abortion to women who often feel desperate and out of options?
This month marks 41 years of legal abortion in the U.S.—a milestone worthy of sober reflection. During that time, the views of Americans on abortion have not moved toward its support (as some predicted); rather, views have held steady in opposition, even growing in disapproval. Still, an estimated one million women will subject their bodies—and the lives of their preborn babies—to abortion in the coming year.
For many women, abortion feels like their only choice. Surveys of women seeking abortion reveal their leading concern centers around a lack of support for her and her preborn child. The most frequently cited fears involve continuing the pregnancy while keeping her place in the workforce or at school and having sufficient financial and emotional support to raise a child.
An abortion also puts women at risk for emotional and physical complications—some even life threatening. Too often, women report they were not aware of the risks of abortion and discovered problems only after the fact. That's why providing women medically accurate information and access to ultrasound images of their preborn baby before an abortion decision is so critical.
Focus on the Family exists to herald the pro-life message, as well as to educate and equip Christians to impact the culture for Jesus Christ. In short, we want your biblical values to thrive! To that end, we've created a series of complimentary resources on this sensitive, yet important topic; resources including national statistics on abortion, information on how abortion impacts women, the status of important state laws and why the sanctity of human life is a foundational truth in the Christian faith.
We hope these resources will help you, as together we proclaim the value of life in our families and culture in 2014!
I think this is one of the neatest things I have ever read. To the women I'm sending this to: Thank you for being you.
God doesn't give you the people you want; He gives you the people you NEED... to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you into the person you were meant to be.
One Flaw In Women
Women have strengths that amaze men...
They bare hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in..
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give..
HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN,
IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.
Please pass this along to all your women friends and relatives to remind them just how amazing they are.
DNC LOSING WOMEN IN DROVES
Exclusive: Gina Loudon reveals why party's popularity with ladies has done an about-facePublished: 2 days ago GINA LOUDON
Debbie Wasserman Schultz must have seen the attention that the Ray Rice story was receiving and decided she wanted that attention for herself. She took to the airwaves to assert that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has “given women the back of his hand.”
It isn’t the first time. A video emerged showing Wasserman Schultz making the same remark about Gov. Rick Scott just last month.
Even a spokesperson for the DNC said her comment was “dumb” – and she said it at least twice!
Fox News Channel host Neil Cavuto asked if accusing Republican governors of violence was going a bit too far. I would like to know if Wasserman Schultz can make an intellectual policy point, or if she is just going to go all Britney Spears and simply say, “Oops, I did it again …”
This is yet another example of how completely out of touch the DNC is with its message to women.
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Ann Marie Murrell, Morgan Brittany and I have spent the entire last year talking to women about what they really want from their government.
It comes down to essentially three things (though women are a bit complicated, so it took us a whole book to break it down):
1) National security – Real women want secure homes and families, and this is the polar opposite of what those in this administration have offered. Under the watch of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and others like Pelosi, Wasserman Schultz and Elizabeth Warren, women around the world are being serially raped, stoned to death and eradicated under Islam.
2) Economic security – Real women want job security. In the video, the Democrat strategist talked about women wanting “more government funding for rape and legal defense for victims.” The problem is that the Democrat machine has made all women victims, and most women strive for more. Women also balance checkbooks, and they know that no matter how many great causes are out there, you can’t give more until you pay your bills. This concept seems to be lost on the Democratic Party.
3) Real freedom – Pay parity is one the Democrats have successfully sold, but it does not match up with what women really want. A recent Forbes study says that more than 85 percent of women agree that they would like to be able to live on one income – something that 50 years of bra-burning feminism has destroyed in their union-hugging, equal-pay tirade.
The Democrats have lied to women for decades, and now that women realize that there is more to their political significance than free birth control and abortion on demand, those who have peddled those lies all this time are in a panic.
But don’t take my word for it. A recent Washington Post/ABC poll said that this administration’s popularity with women has done an exact about-face. Wasserman Schultz knows that, and that is why she is desperate to scare women back by any means necessary – even resorting to these low-brow, classless attacks.
Why isn’t she looking in her own backyard (politically speaking) for abuse of women (Filner, Spitzer, Weiner, Kennedy, Clinton, Clinton)?
John Hawkins of Right Wing News said we have a higher moral standard for the NFL than we do for our elected officials in Washington, D.C. He also said, “We love victims so much that people actually fake hate crimes to claim victim status.” That is by Democrat design. They trade victims for votes! And they will take ‘em anywhere they can get ‘em!
As we gear up for the culmination of the 2014 elections and launch into the 2016 campaign, I have a few questions for any Democrats who have the guts to respond:
1) Can you run a campaign that doesn’t focus on division through identity politics?
2) Can you talk about what is good about America, or just its faults?
3) Can you campaign without lying and treating your voting groups like useful idiots?
Even the DNC consultant, who in the Cavuto interview admitted that Wasserman Schultz’s comments were dumb, skewed birth-control statistics so desperately that she must think all women are dumb. She said that “98 percent of women are on birth control.”
That number is laughable on its face.
What about post-menopausal/sterilized women? Virgins? That group alone would prove her numbers in error. Planned Parenthood’s own numbers dispute her ridiculous claim. The CDC says the term “birth control” can mean things like “withdrawal” and “periodic abstinence,” which accounts for about one-fifth of all women reporting to use some form of birth control. DNC wakeup call: This does not mean that women are willing to sell their votes for $15/month in free birth control!
Democrat and independent women are reflecting on promises made before and jumping ship. Women will have to decide. Would they rather be empowered by true constitutional freedoms, and a party that trusts them with their own strengths, ability to compete and risk management via liberty? Or are they so lost in their Stockholm Syndrome that they will again be led like lambs to slaughter by a party that is all too happy to manipulate them and relegate them back victimhood status of (at best) walking uteruses, or (at worst) useful idiots?
Order Gina Loudon’s book, “Ladies and Gentlemen: Why the Survival of Our Republic Depends on the Revival of Honor” – how atheism, liberalism and radical feminism have harmed the nation.
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What is happening to women and girls in China?
China’s population control program, called the “One Child Policy,” is enforced through coercive measures including forced abortion and forced sterilization.
Since the majority of those aborted are female, the One Child Policy has created gender imbalance that is a powerful, driving force behind sexual slavery in Asia.
Pro-Choice and Pro-Life Activists Agree: Forced Abortion Is Not a Choice.
Learn more about this issue. In addition to sexual slavery, China’s One Child Policy also gives rise to a host of other human rights abuses, such as “gendercide,” female suicide, stolen, “illegal” and “forsaken” children, rioting and violence, ruined health because of botched forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations, an aging population, and oppression of the Tibetan and Uyghur peoples.
WOMEN’S MARCH’ LEADER WAS JUST BOOTED FROM AMERICA
September 20, 2017
by Matt Palumbo
Of all the leaders in the anti-Trump Women’s March earlier this year, Linda Sarsour’s name has stood out the most.
After all, she’s been the subject of much media attention — most of it hardly positive, and for good reason. One need only go through her social media history to see that she supports Sharia Law, even calling for anti-Islam apologists Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Brigette Ganriel to have their vaginas taken out (Ali was the victim of female genital mutilation as a child), and praising cop killers. She’s also public about her friendship with Imam Siraj Wahhaj, whom she describes as her spiritual mentor. Wahhaj is an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombings, and like Linda, wants to bring Sharia Law to America. But would you believe that Sarsour isn’t the only jihad-sympathizer behind the women’s march? In fact, the march enlisted the help of a convicted jihadist who has finally been deported...(Read More...)
LINDA SARSOUR’S TERRORIST FRIEND STRIPPED OF CITIZENSHIP, PERMANENTLY BANNED FROM U.S.
August 20, 2017 by Ryan Saavedra
An associate of Linda Sarsour and an organizer for the Women’s March – who is a convicted terrorist and murderer – was stripped of her citizenship and ordered to be deported from the United States on Thursday after lying to U.S. officials.
Rasmieh Yousef Odeh (First name also spelled Rasmea), 70, lost her citizenship and will be removed from the U.S. for intentionally falsifying her U.S. citizenship documents after an in-depth investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), according to a statement from ICE.
Making the announcement was acting U.S. Attorney Daniel L. Lemisch and HSI Detroit special agent Steve Francis.
“Today’s court action clears the way for this defendant’s removal from the United States and should serve as an unequivocal message that the U.S. will never be a haven for those seeking to distance themselves from their past atrocities,” Francis said.
Lemisch explained Odeh’s past as a convicted terrorist before she immigrated to the U.S. in 1994 on an immigrant visa:
In 1969, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine conducted two bombings in Jerusalem, Israel. One was at a Supersol supermarket, in which two individuals were killed and many more wounded. The second bombing was at the British Consulate. Defendant Odeh was arrested and charged with participation in the bombings, and in 1970 was convicted. She was sentenced to life imprisonment, but was released in 1979 after ten years’ imprisonment, as part of a prisoner exchange. In numerous television and video interviews throughout the years, other admitted participants in the bombings named Odeh as the person who chose the supermarket as a target, scouted the location and placed the bomb.
Far-left Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour – who recently called for Muslims to wage a form of “Jihad” against President Donald Trump – has a long history of defending Odeh and has spoken with her at events.
In April, Sarsour spoke alongside Odeh at an event and gave her a warm embrace, The Daily Caller reported at the time.
The New York Post reported at the event Sarsour said she felt “honored and privileged to be here in this space, and honored to be on this stage with Rasmea.”
Sarsour has also defended and promoted Odeh on Twitter:
In her plea agreement, Odeh admitted to lying about her criminal history by claiming that she had never been arrested, convicted of a crime, or imprisoned.
“Had Odeh revealed the truth about her criminal history, as she was required to by law, she never would have been granted an immigrant visa, admitted to the United States, allowed to live here for the last 22 years, or granted United States Citizenship,” ICE also noted in their statement.
Ambulance Rushes To Save Woman As Planned Parenthood Calls: We Botched The Abortion
Posted by Anthony Cesario | Aug 4, 2017
EMTs rushed to a Planned Parenthood in Cincinnati, Ohio after receiving a call that a woman had a seizure during an abortion procedure (pictured above).
Earlier this week, 911 emergency personnel were called to an unlicensed Planned Parenthood to help a woman getting an abortion. During the procedure, she apparently started having a seizure.
According to reports, a 20-year-old unidentified woman started having “violent convulsions” while getting an abortion at a Planned Parenthood in Cincinnati, Ohio. Once the woman started seizing, staff members called 911. When Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) arrived, they put her on a gurney and rushed her to the hospital, where she is recovering.
Following the medical emergency, it was revealed that the clinic she was at did not have a valid hospital transfer agreement, which helps doctors provide better care in the event of a life-threatening emergency. It also didn’t have a current license for operation. Because of this, it shouldn’t have even been open in the first place.
Unsurprisingly, this outraged many people. One of the people most upset is Troy Newman, the President of Operation Rescue. He’s currently calling on Planned Parenthood to permanently close the unlicensed location.
Troy Newman, the President of Operation Rescue, a pro-life organization.
“Planned Parenthood operates a facility in Cincinnati that is ill-equipped to handle medical emergencies, making it an act of negligence to even consider treating high-risk patients like epileptics, especially without a valid transfer agreement in place,” stated Newman. “Given that this facility was operating under an expired facility license at the time of the emergency, this Planned Parenthood should be closed pending a thorough review by the Department of Health…It is irresponsible for Planned Parenthood to continue to risk women’s lives,” he added.
Without the proper licenses, doctors have a hard time helping patients who come from abortion clinics, which Newman made sure to point out. “So often, we have seen abortionists just dump suffering women onto emergency room personnel without records or communication, leaving hospital staff in the dark about a patient’s condition and previous treatment,” claimed Newman, noting, “this delays care in situations where minutes can mean the difference between life and death.”
Unfortunately, this is far from the first medical emergency at a Planned Parenthood clinic this year. It’s sadly the 26th. This is already almost as many as last year, which had 28 total.
“At this time last year, we had recorded only 14 medical emergencies at Planned Parenthood abortion facilities. 2017 looks like it will be a record-setting year, but that certainly not the kind of record we want anyone to set,” explained Newman, noting, “however, we know we don’t hear about every incident, so we know the number of women suffering life-threatening abortion complications is actually much higher.”
It’s also unfortunately not the first time someone started having a seizure during an abortion procedure. Back in 2015, EMTs responded to a call from the same clinic in Cincinnati about an unresponsive 38-year-old woman who started convulsing while getting an abortion.
Thankfully, some of the death clinics in Ohio are starting to shut down. For example, the Akron Women’s Medical Group appears to have “permanently closed” earlier this year. Also, just recently, the Cleveland Women’s Medical Group announced that they were closing their doors indefinitely.
A Planned Parenthood in Ohio.
Upon hearing about the closures, Newman stated, “right now, it looks like these two horrific abortion businesses are both permanently closed, and we are very grateful for that.” He added, “We applaud the work of Right to Life of Northeast Ohio, and other pro-life groups in Ohio, who have done a remarkable job holding abortion businesses accountable. These closures mean lives will be saved, and we rejoice with them over that.”
Paula Westwood, the Executive Director of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, a group dedicated to protecting unborn children, added, “closure of any abortion facility in Ohio means increased protection for women, men and their children targeted and deceived by the abortion industry. Abortion is not health care, and we look forward to every such center of death in the state shuttering their doors.”
Conservatives like Newman must not stop standing up for the life of the unborn. By continuing to do so, some will hopefully start to recognize the value of human life and decide against getting an abortion.
7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WOMEN’S MARCH ORGANIZER LINDA SARSOUR
July 9, 2017 by Aaron Bandler
Women’s March Organizer Linda Sarsour has made her way into the news again after calling for “jihad” against President Trump. Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro has the lowdown on it here, but Sarsour’s latest statement and the leftists defending her statements highlight just how radicalized the Left has become in their embrace of Sarsour.
Here are seven things you need to know about Sarsour.
1. Sarsour was irked by Barack Obama’s call for Muslims to help eradicate Islamic extremism. Shortly after the San Bernardino terrorist attack, Obama stated that “extremist ideology” is “a real problem that Muslims must confront without excuse.”
This was apparently triggering for Sarsour, who responded by saying, “We would never ask any other faith community to stand up and condemn acts of violence committed by people within their groups.” She later added, “The fact that this is only directed at the Muslim community is something that I personally can’t accept.”
Perhaps Sarsour’s reaction to Obama’s statement is due to her own vitriolic extremism.
2. Sarsour is warm toward Louis Farrakhan. Sarsour actually appeared onstage with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who has a record of anti-Semitism and vitriolhimself, at Farrakhan’s #JusticeOrElse rally in 2015: (H/T: Algemeiner)
The three-minute clip shows Sarsour opening her talk “in the name of god, the most beneficial, the most merciful,” addressing the crowd repeatedly as “sisters and brothers.” Anyone familiar with Farrakhan’s antisemitic efforts to blame Jews for problems and hardships experienced by blacks in the US could hear a similar message from Sarsour, who asserted: “The same people who justify the massacres of Palestinian people and call it collateral damage are the same people who justify the murder of young black men and women.” In yet another echo of Farrakhan’s rhetoric, Sarsour assured her “sisters and brothers” that the “common enemy … is white supremacy;” she also insisted that “the liberation of the Palestinian people is bound up with the liberation of Black people in America.”
After the rally, Sarsour said of Farrakhan, “The brother does not age. God bless him.” Prior to the rally, she lavished praise on Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam (NOI):
Yet, in 2012, Sarsour publicly embraced the NOI as “an integral part” of “the history of Islam in America,” emphasizing that “Sunni, Shia, Sufi, Nation of Islam — we are #Muslim, we are all part of one ummah, one family. #Islam.” Two years later, Sarsour insisted that it was not possible to “learn or teach about the history of Islam in America without talking about the Nation of Islam (NOI).”
Farrakhan, of course, has a lengthy record of anti-Semitism and anti-white racism, as The Daily Wire has detailed here.
3. Sarsour seems to like a number of Islamic terrorists. These include:
4. Sarsour was “hurt” by the death of Saddam Hussein. Here’s what Sarsour said in 2003: (emphasis bolded)
Linda Sarsour, who is American-born and of Palestinian descent, said many
Palestinians viewed Hussein as a hero because he steadfastly supported
Palestinians in their struggle against Israel. She and other Palestinian New
Yorkers felt humiliated by the way Hussein was caught and shown, disheveled and
pathetic-looking, on international television, Sarsour said.
“I think he’s done a lot of things he shouldn’t have done, but I was hurt.
My Arab pride was hurt,” said Sarsour, 23, of Bensonhurst. “Palestinians are
under so much oppression and no other Arab country ever helped them.”
Here is a list of crimes that Hussein committed during his reign in Iraq:
1980 — Fayli Deportations and Killings
Thousands of Kurds of the Fayli sect were persecuted. Some were expelled to Iran, others killed. Saddam thought of them as Iranian, and therefore as enemies. Fayli women were often imprisoned or put into camps.
1983 — Barzani Abductions
After the Iraqi-based Kurdistan Democratic Party allied with Iran during the Iran-Iraq War, Saddam sought to punish the clan and its leader, Massoud Barzani. More than 5,000 males, some as young as 10, disappeared. Decades later the remains of 512 Barzani men were discovered in a mass grave. They were reinterred in 2005. A letter that shows Saddam’s direct involvement in the crimes was discovered in Baghdad.
1988 — Al-Anfal Campaign
From February to September 1988, Saddam conducted what has been called a genocidal campaign against the Kurdish population. Gen. Ali Hassan al-Majid, or “Chemical Ali,” Saddam’s cousin, carried out the Al-Anfal operation using chemical weapons. Human Rights Watch estimates between 50,000 and 100,000 died. Kurdish officials and some international human rights groups put the number killed as high as 182,000. Saddam was on trial for the Anfal campaign at the time of his execution. Six defendants remain in the Al-Anfal case, including “Chemical Ali,” who is facing charges of genocide.
1988 — Halabja Gassing
During the Anfal campaign, “Chemical Ali” ordered an attack against civilians in the town of Halabja. Iraqi forces dropped bombs containing mustard and nerve gases. An estimated 5,000 men, women and children died in a single day. Many more died from long-term medical problems, and birth defects are still common in the area.
1990s — Marsh Arabs Devastated
Saddam attacked the Shiite “Marsh Arabs” by destroying their land. Once a significant wetland, the marshes in southern Iraq were devastated by a government drainage plan that left behind a wasteland. In 1991, 250,000 Marsh Arabs lived in the region. Now 90 percent of the area is in ruins and only an estimated 20,000 people remain. Tens of thousands live in refugee camps in Iran. Efforts are now underway to restore the marshes. Human Rights Watch calls the campaign against the Marsh Arabs a crime against humanity and other rights activists call it genocide. There are claims chemical weapons also were used.
1990 — Invasion of Kuwait
In August of 1990, Saddam ordered the Iraqi military, the fourth largest military in the world at the time, to invade Kuwait, leading to the 1991 Gulf War. Iraqi soldiers are accused of torturing and executing hundreds of Kuwaitis, as well as taking hostages and looting. More than 700 oil wells were set on fire and pipelines opened, spilling oil into the Gulf.
1991 — Kurdish and Shiite Rebellions
After heeding President George H.W. Bush’s call to rebel against Saddam, Shiites and Kurds were crushed by immense Iraqi military force. Saddam turned his military against the people as part of his widespread crackdown after the war. The rebels thought they would have the backing of the U.S. military. Thousands have been discovered in mass graves.
1999 — Al-Sadr Assassination
Ayatollah Muhammed al-Sadr, father of prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, and two of his sons were assassinated in 1999. Al-Sadr was a well-liked Shiite leader, and his death spawned Shiite uprisings in Baghdad. As he had previously, Saddam cracked down on the rebellion and hundreds were killed.
In a statement responding to the execution, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki said, “Let the families of Iraqi martyrs killed in mass graves, Anfal, Halabja or those executed in the cells of the dead regime be happy. The mothers, orphans and widows should celebrate the death of the buried dictator.”
It’s one thing to debate whether or not going to war with Iraq was good policy; it’s quite another to suggest that the death of Saddam Hussein “hurt my Arab pride.”
5. Sarsour is an advocate for Sharia law.
Harry Khachatrian smacked Sarsour for her whitewashing of Saudi Arabia:
The Tower also excoriated Sarsour for her Sharia apologism:
“Sharia law is reasonable and once u read into the details it makes a lot of sense. People just know the basics,” Sarsour wrote on social media in 2011. That would be the same fundamentalist Islamic code that is enslaving, mutilating, and killing hundreds of millions of Muslims and non-Muslims across the Islamic world. Let’s go, as Linda demands, into details for a moment.
Brunei, a small oil-rich sultanate bordering Malaysia and the South China Sea, known as a popular tourist’s destination, is currently in the process of implementing full Sharia law for all citizens regardless of religious denomination. Draconian punishments such as amputation of hands for theft and floggings for indecent behavior have already been initiated. Phase three is expected to come into effect in 2018 and includes the most severe punishments. Adultery, abortion, homosexuality, apostasy and blasphemy will all be punishable by death, including stoning.
Now that we have more gory details than most of us wanted to digest, perhaps Linda can explain what exactly is “reasonable” about chopping off limbs and stoning women to death.
How can Sarsour claim to be a champion of women’s rights when she advocates for a backward, third world system that actually oppresses women?
6. Sarsour has a searing hatred for Israel. Sarsour has openly stated that there shouldn’t be a two-state solution due to Israel’s building of settlements in Judea and Samaria. Instead, she thinks that Israel should just cease to exist.
“My hope is that it will be one state, one man one vote, that everyone is treated equally,” Sarsour told Haaretz. “Then you can say that part of the world is a true democracy.”
In the perverse mind of Sarsour, her hope is that a one-state solution would turn Israel into a Palestinian state because the Palestinian voters would outnumber Israeli voters. Of course, this would not come to fruition, as “Jews outnumber Palestinian Arabs outside of the Gaza Strip by a factor of two-to-one, and Jews now have the equivalent birth rate of Palestinian Arabs, and will soon have a higher birth rate,” according to Shapiro, but the fact that her goal is for the Jewish state to be replaced by a Palestinian state shows her extremism on the issue.
Sarsour’s hate for Israel has even caused her to tweet out a photo of a Palestinian child preparing to stone Israel Defense Forces with the caption “The definition of courage. #Palestine.”
Additionally, Sarsour has called Zionism “creepy” and stated that it’s not compatible with feminism.
“It just doesn’t make any sense for someone to say, ‘Is there room for people who support the state of Israel and do not criticize it in the movement?'” Sarsour told The Nation. “There can’t be in feminism. You either stand up for the rights of all women, including Palestinians, or none. There’s just no way around it.”
Sarsour has also downplayed anti-Semitism in that it “can’t exactly compare . . . to anti-black racism or Islamophobia.”
7. Sarsour once tweeted something vile about Brigitte Gabriel and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Sarsour tweeted in 2011, “Brigitte Gabriel = Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She’s asking 4 an a$$ whippin’. I wish I could take their vaginas away- they don’t deserve to be women.”
That tweet has been deleted, but she hasn’t really owned up to it. When she was confronted by a student in May in an appearance at Dartmouth, Sarsour deflected by claiming that because the student was white he couldn’t relate to the struggle of minorities and that he had gotten his information from “a right-wing blog.” She also bloviated that people say “stupid sh*t sometimes,” although she refused to say that she had actually issued that vile tweet toward Gabriel and Ali.
“I will be judged by my impeccable track record,” Sarsour said.
Sarsour will be judged by her track record, and her record states that she is a Sharia-supporting, Israel-hating, terrorist-sympathizing lady who has called for “jihad” against President Trump. And she is a rock star among the Left.
This article has been modified to correct Siraj Wahhaj’s name.
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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Planned Parenthood Annual Report: Fewer Patients, More Abortions, Higher Profits
Written by Dave Bohon
Planned Parenthood's highly anticipated annual report is out, and it shows that the abortion giant managed to do a booming business in dispatching pre-born babies while seeing fewer patients overall.
According to its report for 2015-2016 (ending June 30, 2016), Planned Parenthood clinics performed a total of 328,348 abortions in the calendar year, a slight increase from the 323,999 babies it killed the previous year. Amazingly, the nation's chief abortionist managed this increase while seeing fewer patients than the previous year — 2.4 million patients for 2015-16, compared to 2.5 million for the previous year. Planned Parenthood also performed fewer of the breast exams it touts as a camouflage for its abortion business — 321,700 — than it did abortions during the same period.
Additionally, the annual report showed that pre-natal services declined from 17,419 in 2014-15 to 9,419 in the latest calendar year.
However, the abortion giant continues to boast a healthy bottom line, reporting $1.4 billion in total revenue in the report, along with $75 million in profits — a nearly 32 percent increase over its 2014-15 profits of $58.8 million.
As for taxpayer funding, during 2015-16 Planned Parenthood and its affiliates received $554.6 million in government moneys (the lion's share from the federal government) — an increase of about $900,000 from the previous year.
“The bottom line is that Planned Parenthood is getting more government funding and committing more abortions than ever before, while continuing to decrease in key services to women such as cancer screenings, breast exams, and prenatal services,” said Arina Grossu of the Family Research Council's Center for Human Dignity.
Planned Parenthood's inextricable connection to abortion has been confirmed through a series of brutal videos produced by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, which sent undercover investigators into Planned Parenthood clinics and conferences to tape the abortion giant's own doctors and executives making lighthearted conversation about killing babies and selling their body parts to the highest bidders.
The pro-life American Center for Law and Justice said that with its latest report, Planned Parenthood has made a compelling case for defunding its murderous business. “We cannot stand for Planned Parenthood’s murder, deceit, and deception any longer,” ACLJ said in a prepared statement. “Planned Parenthood’s reign of taxpayer-funded atrocities must end. America needs to wake up.”
Added Jim Sedlak of the American Life League: “It is time that Planned Parenthood lost all of its taxpayer funding. It is time Congress put more emphasis on saving the 328,000 babies who die at Planned Parenthood every year than rewarding campaign contributions. Every day Congress fails to act, 899 more American citizens die at a Planned Parenthood facility in the United States.”
ACLU OPPOSES BILL IN MAINE THAT WOULD CRIMINALIZE FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.
May 31, 2017 by Carter
The American Civil Liberties Union is adamantly opposing a Maine bill that would criminalize female genital mutilation.Republican Representative, Heather Sirocki sponsored the bill and elaborated saying that the bill would classify the act of performing FGM as a Class B crime in Maine. That’s 10 years in prison and a fine of about $20,000. It would also punish the “parent of guardian of the victim”.
The Daily Caller reports:
The American Civil Liberties Union launched a vocal opposition this week against a Maine bill criminalizing female genital mutilation (FGM), Mainely Media reports.
However, the Maine ACLU staunchly opposes the protection. ACLU spokesman Oamshri Amarasingham said that the risk of mutilation isn’t worth expanding Maine’s criminal code. The Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault also supported the ACLU, arguing that FGM is not happening in Maine.
Sirocki, however, pointed to a 2012 report from the Center for Disease Control, which found 500,000 victims of FGM in the US. Furthermore, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement found that 400 individuals have been arrested and 785 deported for FGM violations nationwide since 2003.
While FGM has been a crime federally since 1996, Maine is one of the highest-risk areas in the country for the practice, and Sirocki said that law enforcement needs to be able to try offenders on the state level.
Source: The Gateway Pundit
Women's Right Without Frontiers
Forced Abortion Is Not A Choice
The Trump administration has announced that it will cut off U.S. funding for the United Nations Population Fund, on the basis that the UNFPA’s activities in China are complicit with that nation’s coercive population control program, the implementation of which includes forced abortion and involuntary sterilization.
Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, stated, “We are thrilled that the U.S. is no longer funding forced abortion and involuntary sterilization in China. The blood of Chinese women and babies will no longer be on our hands. My very first press release, in 2009, was entitled “You Are Funding Forced Abortions in China.” I have consistently advocated for the defunding of UNFPA over the years, most recently just a couple of weeks ago at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Last month, I also briefed the State Department on continuing coercion, including forced abortion, under China’s Two-Child Policy.
“My message at the UNCSW was that The United States Secretary of State should investigate and evaluate UNFPA’s activities in China, and the President should de-fund them under the Kemp-Kasten Amendment, which ‘prohibits funding for any organization or program that, as determined by the President, supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization.’
Reggie Littlejohn has advocated defunding UNFPA since 2009
Littlejohn continued, “The UNFPA clearly supports China’s population control program, which they know is coercive. Under China’s One (now Two) Child Policy, women have been forcibly aborted up to the ninth month of pregnancy. Some of these forced abortions have been so violent that the women themselves have died, along with their full term babies. There have been brutal forced sterilizations as well, butchering women and leaving them disabled. Where was the outcry from the UNFPA? In my opinion, silence in the face of such atrocities is complicity. Dr. Martin Luther King once said, ‘In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.’ The UNFPA’s silence in the face of decades of forced abortion has been a sword in the wombs of millions of women and babies of China. I rejoice with them that the foot of the UNFPA is finally off of their necks.”
UNFPA has been found to be complicit with coercive population control in China in the past. The agency denies that it is complicit with forced abortion. According to a Washington Times report, however, UNFPA’s former head, Dr. Nafis Sadik was awarded the Population Prize Award by the Chinese State Family Planning Commission in 2002.
In her acceptance speech in Beijing, Dr. Sadik praised China’s population control program. “Looking back, I feel a great sense of pride for the Chinese Government and people for their support to UNFPA and to me, personally, I also feel proud that UNFPA made the wise decision to resist external pressures and continued its fruitful cooperation with China,” she said.
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Reggie Littlejohn stands before the UNCSW 61 banner at the United Nations in New York.
Credit: Fiona Basile
NEW YORK. Women’s Rights Without Frontiers has hosted its first event – entitled, “Femicide, Trafficking and Reproductive Violence Against Women and Girls” -- at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW). WRWF Founder and President, Reggie Littlejohn, discussed reports that forced abortion of third children and single women, as well as the conditions that give rise to the sex-selective abortion of baby girls, continue under the two-child policy.
Reggie Littlejohn with co-panelists Rebecca Oas of C-FAM (left) and Arina Grossu of FRC (right). Credit: Fiona Basile
One of Littlejohn’s recommendations regarding how the UN can help the women and babies of China is by investigating UNFPA’s activities in China, demanding transparency, and in the case of a lack of cooperation, defunding UNFPA. Littlejohn states: “The United States Secretary of State should investigate and evaluate UNFPA’s activities in China, and the President should de-fund them under the Kemp-Kasten Amendment, which ‘prohibits funding for any organization or program that, as determined by the President, supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization.’
“UNFPA has been found to be complicit with coercive population control in China in the past, and I have no doubt that any unbiased investigation would find them complicit again. I have long advocated for the defunding of UNFPA. The U.S. cut off funding to UNFPA in 2002 because an investigation, headed by then Secretary of State Colin Powell, found that UNFPA was complicit with the Chinese Family Planning officials in coercive implementation of China’s one-child policy. The Obama administration restored this funding. The UNCSW – as the advocate for women’s rights within the United Nations – should press relentlessly on the UNFPA to be fully transparent and accountable regarding its ‘family planning’ activities in China. I believe that any independent, unbiased investigation into UNFPA’s activities in China will lead to the inescapable conclusion that they are complicit with China’s population control practices, which include forced abortion and involuntary sterilization. To the extent that the global community is funding the UNFPA, the blood of Chinese women and babies is on our hands.”
Baby saved by WRWF’s Save a Girl Campaign. Photo courtesy of WRWF.
Littlejohn also recommended that the Chinese government implement a program to save baby girls, similar to the WRWF’s successful “Save a Girl” Campaign. She stated, “Women’s Rights Without Frontiers has found our ‘Save a Girl’ Campaign to be highly effective in saving the lives of baby girls in China and enabling mothers to keep their daughters. When our network in China learns of a woman who is being pressured to abort or abandon her baby girl, or whose family is so poor that her daughter is at risk, a fieldworker will go to her door and offer encouragement and practical support, saying, ‘Don’t abort or abandon your baby girl. She is a precious daughter and will bring you much joy! We will offer you monthly support for a year to enable you to keep your daughter.’ We have saved hundreds of baby girls this way in our small area of China, and would encourage the Chinese government to implement such a program nationwide, to address China’s pressing gendercide issue.”
Read Littlejohn’s complete Remarks here.
The panel also featured Arina Grossu of the Family Research Council, whose topic was “Sex Trafficking and its Relation to Pornography, Violence and Abortion”; and Rebecca Oas of C-FAM, whose topic was “Distortions in the Data: Ensuring Women’s Priorities Count in the SDG Indicators.” Attendance was standing room only.
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Muslim Butchers His Wife’s Face, Burns Her With Iron Because of Her 1 Request
Traditional Islamic marriages often give rise to horrific abuse. Cases such as the one below are the brutal truth of these people of which we need to make sure the people of this country are aware.
Twenty-year-old Gul Shifa said that her husband, Alamzeb, beat her for two years, in Manzera, Pakistan. One day she asked for a divorce, so her husband cut her nose off with a butcher’s knife. (via Tribune)
Shifa had tried returning to her parent’s house, but her father had always sent her back to her husband– blind to his own child’s cries of abuse.
When that didn’t work, Shifa decided to leave Alamzeb’s house, and not return to her parent’s house either.
She had made it 10 kilometers away from her home, by foot, when police found her. Instead of helping the poor girl, officers drove her back to her husband’s house.
When the officers brought Shifa home, Alamzeb beat her severely, and seemed to believe she had been with another man.
Then, her husband called a jirga, which is where a group of Islamic leaders make a decision about a problem, generally by consensus. Which means that all of the Islamic leaders called agreed that Shifa had not been with another man, but still could not leave her husband.
This is when the worst of the abuse occurred. Alamzeb locked Shifa in a room for days, burned her with hot irons, shaved her head, and eventually cut off her nose. Alamzeb even called in his brother, Rafique.
Clearly, the two brothers knew they had crossed a line even under Islamic law, and would not let Shifa go to the hospital for fear they would be brought to justice.
Still, after Shifa escaped, she had to go to two different police stations to find officers willing to arrest Alamzeb and Rafique. These officers sent Shifa for a medical examination, and promised they would file charges. As of now, only Rafique has been arrested. Alamzeb is still on the run.
Anyone who thinks that Islam is a peaceful religion, after hearing about this kind of abuse and how the society around poor Shifa simply accepted it, is truly delusion. Do you get it Liberals? This is why we don’t want them here!
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Planned Parenthood Workers That Reached Abortion Sales Quota Goals Were Rewarded With Pizza Parties
by Michael Snyder
Could you imagine having a job where you had to meet an “abortion sales quota” every month? According to a shocking new investigation, this was actually happening at Planned Parenthood clinics all over the nation, and workers that reached abortion sales quota goals were rewarded with pizza parties and other incentives. Every year, Planned Parenthood murders hundreds of thousands of precious little children, but that isn’t good enough for them, and so they have their workers aggressively push abortions to the vulnerable young women who come into their facilities. It is a national disgrace, and Planned Parenthood should be defunded by Congress immediately. But of course Planned Parenthood was never defunded after it was revealed that they systematically harvest baby parts and sell them off to the highest bidder, and so many observers are pessimistic that they will be defunded now.
In this video, women that used to work for Planned Parenthood explain how the abortion sales quotas worked. This is evil that is on a level that is hard to put into words…
America will never, ever be “great again” as long as this kind of thing is allowed to happen.
As you can see in the video, former Planned Parenthood center manager Sue Thayer says that if the number of abortions got too low pressure was really put on the workers to get the number back up to an acceptable level…
“It was on this big grid, and if we hit our goal, our line was green. If we were 5 percent under it was yellow, if we were 10 percent under it was red. That’s when we needed to have a corrective action plan – why we didn’t hit the goal, what we’re going to do differently next time,” she said.
“So we were really very goal-oriented. I trained my staff the way that I was trained, which was to really encourage women to choose abortion, to have it at Planned Parenthood, because that counts toward our goal.”
Thayer’s testimony was corroborated by former Planned Parenthood nurse Marianne Anderson. According to Anderson, she often felt like “more of a salesman” than a nurse while she was working for the organization…
“I felt like I was more of a salesman sometimes, to sell abortions,” former Planned Parenthood nurse Marianne Anderson says in the video. “And we were told on a regular basis that, ‘You have a quota to meet to keep this clinic open.’”
A very long time ago I worked in a high pressure sales environment, and I was reminded of those days when I watched this video. In fact, some of the techniques that Thayer says Planned Parenthood uses to sell abortions are just like high pressure sales techniques that are commonly used in other industries…
She continued: “We would try to get the appointment scheduled for the abortion before they left our clinic. We would say things like, ‘your pregnancy test, you visit today is X number of dollars. How much are you gonna be able to pay towards that.’ … If they’d say, ‘I’m not able to pay today,’ then we would say something like, ‘Well, if you can’t pay 10 dollars today, how are you gonna take care of a baby?’
“‘Have you priced diapers? Do you know how much it costs to buy a car seat? Where would you go for help? There’s no place in Storm Lake – or whatever town they were in – you know, where you can get help as a pregnant mom.’”
Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, more than 56 million babies have been slaughtered in abortion mills across the United States.
And your tax dollars are being used to fund Planned Parenthood. In fact, Planned Parenthood gets close to half a billion dollars from the federal government every year.
But now there is an effort to change all that. A new bill has been introduced in Congress that would take that money away from Planned Parenthood and give it to other organizations that provide health care services for women…
Two U.S. Senators have introduced a bill that would redirect more than $500 million in federal funding from the abortion and contraceptive giant Planned Parenthood to women’s health care providers that do not perform abortions.
Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and James Lankford, R-Okla., recently introduced the “Protect Funding for Women’s Health Care Act” with the support of 127 co-sponsors.
“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no federal funds may be made available to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, or to any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, successors or clinics,” the bill reads in part. “All funds no longer available to Planned Parenthood will continue to be made available to other eligible entities to provide women’s health care services.”
Thanks to the recent election, the Republicans now control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives.
If they do not defund Planned Parenthood now, there is no excuse.
So I and millions of other deeply concerned Americans will be watching. During the campaign, Donald Trump promised that he would defund Planned Parenthood. If it doesn’t happen, it will be a horrible stain on the Trump presidency.
People are so fired up about Trump’s executive orders on immigration and other issues, but what he does about Planned Parenthood is far, far more important than any of that.
We simply cannot continue to murder millions of our own children and expect to have any sort of a future for our nation. In my latest book I talk about the judgments that are coming to America, but if we were to turn from our wicked ways perhaps those judgments could be delayed.
Any society that kills millions of kids deserves to be destroyed. So please do not buy into the deception that America can be “great again” without addressing this great evil.
This revelation about Planned Parenthood comes at a critical time. If the federal government is going to defund Planned Parenthood, it is probably going to happen fairly quickly.
But if it doesn’t happen, the blood of countless numbers of precious children will be on the hands of Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress, and they will have absolutely no excuse.
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The Trump Administration Pledges Allegiance to Pro-Life America
"We will not rest until we restore a culture of life in America,” vowed Vice President Pence at the March for Life on Friday.
Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP
Vice President Mike Pence took the stage at the March for Life on Friday and faced a hopeful crowd. Many of them gave their vote to this man and his presidential running mate in November, making a somewhat reluctant bet that President Trump would protect their agenda. Within one week, Pence said, the administration has proved its steadfastness: “At 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, we are in the business of keeping promises.”
After years of coming to the March for Life in a defensive posture, pro-life activists are finally feeling a sense of hope, largely thanks to Trump. Before the event began, there were whispers that Trump himself would call in to the March and broadcast his well wishes to the crowd, said Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List. Backstage before the speeches, one man described his fantasy that Trump’s chopper would appear on the horizon, and the president himself would drop onto the stage to show his support.
Will the Pro-Life Movement Split With Trump on Issues Other Than Abortion?
While the president himself didn’t show up, Pence said Trump personally asked him to attend the March along with Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway, who agreed to join weeks ago. “He asked me to thank you for your support,” Pence said, winning only modest cheers from an otherwise boisterous crowd. But when Pence got to Trump’s signature line—“I know he will make America great again!”—the crowd went wild. Even the Trump skeptics present seemed to believe the president will further their vision of a great America: a country without abortion.
“He’s been shockingly, and perhaps even ironically, the most pro-life president in the history of the republic,” said Eric Metaxas, a Christian talk-show host who spoke at the March, in a conversation backstage. “He is widely perceived as being anything but a social conservative. Somebody who has had three wives and who has been pro-choice most of his life … is not the kind of person you would expect to advocate for the unborn. But he’s 70 years old. I think he has a sense of the weight of his new position.”
As the March showed, Trump also has the backing of longtime pro-life advocates in his administration—people who speak the language. Pence spoke of “a culture of life” and called on the pro-life movement to be loving and compassionate: “There is nothing stronger than gentleness,” he said. “I believe we will continue to win the hearts and minds of a rising generation.” There were no louder cheers than when Pence talked about the Supreme Court: Trump’s nominee, who will be announced this week, “will uphold the God-given liberties enshrined in our Constitution. Life is winning in America,” Pence said.
For her part, Conway seemed to channel the newly optimistic mood in the movement, affirming that pro-lifers have the ear of the White House: “March for life 2017, let me make it very clear,” she said. “We hear you. We see you. We respect you. And we look forward to working with you.”
Many high-profile champions of religious and pro-life causes seemed eager to gather and socialize. Backstage, the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of nuns who championed a high-profile suit against the Obama administration concerning the birth-control mandate in the Affordable Care Act, chatted with Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, who proudly talked up all the pro-life legislation he’s fought for. There was high praise for Trump all around, from the nuns to the governor to all the legislators who came to speak: Before going on stage, Iowa Senator Joni told me Trump has “been doing phenomenal.” New Jersey Representative Chris Smith said the president has “done extraordinarily well.” Representative Utah Representative Mia Love was less lavish with her praise, however, noting that he’s done “well” but “that the time to look to Washington to solve all of our problems is gone.”
In just his first week, Trump has signaled that he will be loyal to the pro-life movement, whose members arguably helped him carry the White House. The March for Life showed that he’s not just amenable to pro-life policies—he’s aligning his White House with the culture of the pro-life movement, as well.
Alabama Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Unborn Child
Jan 3, 2017
MONTGOMERY, AL -- The Alabama Supreme Court unanimously ruled Friday in defense of unborn life in a wrongful death lawsuit against an OB/GYN accused of contributing to the death of a woman’s unborn child. The court found that the trial court erred in dismissing Alabama resident Kimberly Stinett’s claim alleging the wrongful death of her unborn baby and granting summary judgement in favor of Karla Kennedy, M.D., on lack-of-proof-causation grounds.
The Alabama Supreme Court declared that Stinnett v. Kennedy may proceed, stating that unborn children are human beings and are entitled to legal protection. The court largely based its decision on an amendment in Alabama’s Homicide Act, which “changed the definition of a ‘person’ who could be a victim of homicide to include ‘an unborn child in utero at any stage of development, regardless of viability.” Alabama Supreme Court Justice Thomas Parker also wrote a concurring opinion, noting that the “viability” standard in Roe v. Wade is faulty.
Justice Parker wrote, “Unborn children, whether they have reached the ability to survive outside their mother’s womb or not, are human beings and thus persons entitled to the protections of the law—both civil and criminal. Members of the judicial branch of Alabama should do all within their power to dutifully ensure that the laws of Alabama are applied equally to protect the most vulnerable members of our society, both born and unborn,” Parker said.
Dr. Kennedy, who was standing in for Stinett’s regular physician, performed a dilation and curettage procedure to help determine whether her pregnancy was intrauterine or ectopic. Suspecting an ectopic situation, Kennedy administered methotrexate, which the court noted is “intended to cause the end of the pregnancy.” However, when Stinnett’s regular physician, William Huggins, returned, he determined that she had an intrauterine pregnancy after all, which was failing, possibly as the result of the methotrexate. Stinnett later miscarried and then sued Kennedy, who asserted in court documents that the pregnancy was already failing and she was simply following protocol.
“Liberty Counsel applauds the Alabama Supreme Court and Justice Tom Parker for defending the legal rights of the unborn as clearly stated in Alabama law,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “We strongly urge other judges to do likewise as the value of human life is not a negotiable matter. The womb should be the safest place for a child and it must be legally protected. It’s time to turn the tables on Roe v. Wade,” said Staver.
Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics.
PRO-LIFERS WIN BATTLE TO PUBLICIZE BABY BODY DISPOSAL
Attempt at censorship dies after judge concludes most claims unreasonablePublished: 14 hours ago
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A major corporation that contracted with Planned Parenthood to dispose of baby bodies from the abortion industry giant has given up in its fight against a grassroots organization that launched a campaign to unveil the company’s actions.
The Thomas More Society on Friday announced that a lawsuit brought against the Ohio-based pro-life advocacy group Created Equal and its national director, Mark Harrington, over their speech was being dropped.
The legal team confirmed Stericycle Inc. and its CEO, Charles Alutto, moved to dismiss the complaint it had brought against the citizens group.
The Thomas More Society originally had claimed defamation, false light invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress after the citizens group launched a protest campaign in Lake Forest, Bannockburn and Lincolnshire, Illinois.
The campaign urged Stericycle’s CEO, board members and the public to cease handling the disposal of “medical waste” for Planned Parenthood affiliates around the United States.
Read the tested and proven strategies to defeat the abortion cartel, in “Abortion Free: Your Manual for Building a Pro-Life America One Community at a Time.”
Two months ago, Judge Margarete A. Marcouiller of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Illinois had dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice – except she allowed the emotional distress count to be continued if the plaintiffs filed an amended claim with factual allegations.
“Apparently, the reputed Fortune 500 multinational waste hauling company, headquartered in Lake Forest, and its CEO, himself a Lake Forest resident, chose rather to drop this last part of their lawsuit,” the legal team said.
The lawyers explained, “Created Equal’s campaign included such aggressive tactics as door-to-door distribution of graphic abortion flyers in Lake Forest and its environs which depicted Alutto’s and directors’ photos, juxtaposed with gruesome images of aborted babies’ remains, and slogans such as ‘Killers among us’ and ‘Stericycle enables killing children.'”
The campaign also used postcards and mobile billboards.
Harrington said: “The dismissal of the claims against Created Equal are not just a huge victory for free speech but for also equal protection, in that huge multinational companies cannot be insulated against criticism for their corporate behavior. Stericycle now needs to dump Planned Parenthood as a client and get back to delivering legitimate waste services to authentic health care providers, not for these merchants of death.
“We are pleased to have successfully defended the vital First Amendment rights that were at stake in this case,” said Tom Brejcha, the president of the center.
The disposal company was the object of the publicity campaign because it was seen as the “weak link” that enabled Planned Parenthhood to dispose of baby bodies.
The campaign was launched after the state of Ohio identified a Planned Parenthood business, whose medical waste was handled by Stericycle, as the source of fetal remains illegally dumped at a landfill.
Read the tested and proven strategies to defeat the abortion cartel, in “Abortion Free: Your Manual for Building a Pro-Life America One Community at a Time.”
WND reported earlier in the year when the medical-waste handling company demanded in court that its critics be silenced.
The judge noted then that the company has been in the process of discontinuing doing business with customers who refuse to certify that they will comply with Stericycle’s ban on the disposal of fetuses as medical waste.
“After Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine issued a report in December of 2015 that identified a Planned Parenthood location in Ohio that used only Stericycle to dispose of its aborted fetuses, Stericycle renewed its efforts to ensure that its customers had certified that they would not use Stericycle for that purpose.
“In total, as of the date of the filing of the amended complaint, Stericycle has ended business relationships with over 400 customers who did not return the requested certification, including the Planned Parenthood location identified by Attorney General DeWine,” the judge said.
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HACKTIVISTS: ISIS RECRUITERS IN U.S., HUNTING TEEN GIRLS'
They asked her to blow up a major place in her town' and sent 'bomb instructions'
Published: 7 hours ago
ISIS recruiters inside and outside of the U.S. are hunting young American teenagers – mostly non-Muslim girls between 13 and 15 – and trying to convince them to conduct terror attacks on the nation, warns a “hacktivist” group.
BinarySec, a group of self-described “hacktivists, activists, security analysts and outlaws” seeking to eradicate ISIS material from the Internet, says the young teens are requesting help as soon as they realize their lives are at risk.
WND reported in 2014 when ISIS terrorists recruited women from Western countries to fly to the Middle East, marry jihadists and bear their children in a “cash-for-babies” scheme.
Now, BinarySec tells PJ Media the recruiters are using photos of babies or kittens to lure their targets.
“The most disturbing thing, other than the usual gore videos, is the targeting of young teen girls,” BinarySec operative AnonyMissy told PJ Media. “The number of 13 to 15-year-old American non-Muslim girls being targeted for recruitment has gone way up.”
She continued, “I used to have one girl every three weeks or so contact me in a panic when she realizes she’s in over her head; now it’s every week. They seek out the lonely. Invite them to Skype chat. The recruiters are men and women.”
PJ Media also interviewed Binary, the founder and main coder of BinarySec, who said the group has “intel to believe there are recruiters on U.S. soil,” although the majority are “overseas.”
“I’ve seen [the girls] recruited to launch attacks on U.S. soil. I’ve seen them recruited for marriage purposes and even sex slave purposes,” Binary told the site. “ISIS members, when targeting out a female, seek the lonely. They start by sending them little cutesy type of stuff, like messages.”
AnonyMissy said the ISIS recruiters use “very subtle” tactics in the initial stages of contact.
“Depends on the girl, by the time she realizes after a month or so that she has been brought into an ISIS group, she’s been befriended by women and bonds of trust have been built, she has isolated herself from her ‘infidel’ friends and family,” she explained. “Lonely teen girls seeking acceptance, they are easy targets.
“Once they realize it’s real, and in exchange for all of that attention, they need to travel or steal – or worse – they end up in my [Twitter direct message] asking for advice.”
Binary told PJ Media that the girls soon adopt the gang mentality of having a family, and if they try to leave the situation, it can be dangerous.
“The ISIS members start making threats, even death threats.”
Binary added, “I’ve had a girl who told me they asked her to blow up a major place in her town, which I won’t specify for her safety. And they even forwarded her bomb instructions.”
When the girls suddenly realize they’re in trouble, ISIS jihadis know everything about them.
“I’m usually contacted after they cannot get rid of the recruiters,” AnonyMissy explained. “I would be very interested to see how many missing or ‘runaway’ teen girls were chatting, knowingly or not, with ISIS recruiters before they disappeared. And does anyone even know to look?
“… I’ve mostly been told about them being taught to steal to get money to travel. Beyond that, because they are children, I put them in touch with law enforcement to protect them.”
As WND reported, some Western women are recruited through a magazine called al-Shamikha, known as the “Jihad Cosmo.”
“They are selling them this mystical sisterhood of going to the caliphate and being able to be a Muslim in this idealized, utopian society,” warned Mia Bloom, a professor at the center for terrorism and security studies at the University of Massachusetts. “They are targeting these young girls in a very predatory way – the way child sex abusers target young children.”
Bloom said female recruits are promised moving expenses and cash for each baby they produce with an ISIS jihadi. But the women are banned from fighting and typically serve the militants, cooking and cleaning for them.
Bloom also expressed concern that ISIS will use the women as suicide bombers.
She said, while most women would stand out on a military installation, in most other public places, people wouldn’t expect a woman to carry out a suicide attack.
“If you change your tactics and target mosques or schools, that’s when women are really quite ideal,” she explained.
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2nd Trimester Abortion Procedure | Dr. Anthony Levatino - Former Abortionist Turns Pro-Life
Published on Feb 24, 2016 In this video, Dr. Anthony Levatino describes how he used to perform 2nd Trimester abortions. He has performed over 1,200 abortions in his career. He doesn't do them anymore and is now pro-life.
Planned Parenthood Hired Fusion GPS to Create Fake Report
Nov 2, 2017
Fusion GPS, the group hired by the Clinton campaign (Hillary) and the Democratic National Committee to prepare the so-called Trump dossier, was also hired by Planned Parenthood to create a false report about the undercover videos produced by Sandra Merritt and David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP).
In the summer of 2015, CMP began releasing undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood executives regarding the procurement of aborted baby body parts. Planned Parenthood hired Fusion GPS to conduct a “forensic analysis” to discredit the videos. Not surprisingly, the Fusion GPS report falsely declared that the videos had been edited and were fake, even though the “research” organization has no known qualifications in the field of forensic video analysis.
In contrast, the same videos were analyzed by Coalfire Systems, Inc., a company that does have credentials in the field of forensic video analysis and are experts in the field of information technology auditing. Their findings were diametrically opposite from the Fusion GPS report.
The Coalfire Systems analysis of the recorded media files revealed that “the video recordings are authentic and show no evidence of manipulation or editing. This conclusion is supported by the consistency of the video file date and time stamps, the video timecode, as well as the folder and file naming scheme. The uniformity between the footage from the cameras from the two investigators also support the evidence that the video recordings are authentic. These raw audio recordings support the completeness and authenticity of the raw video recordings since they depict the same events within the same duration as captured from the two separate video recorders.”
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Planned Parenthood Enters Lawsuit To Launch Phase 2 Of Their Abortion Plan As Doctors Refuse
Posted by Anthony Cesario |
Sep 21, 2017
An abortion activist in Maine speaking to reporters about a lawsuit that was recently filed challenging a state law prohibiting everyone except doctors from performing abortions (pictured above).
The authoritarian left is determined to make it as easy as possible to end the life of a fetus, largely because they don’t think there’s anything wrong with killing helpless babies in the womb. They started by giving doctors legal permission to perform abortions. However, they recently realized that there aren’t enough qualified doctors willing to murder babies still in the womb in some states, and as a result, they’re now moving on to the second phase of their abortion plan, which involves giving midwives and nurses the same legal permission that doctors have to slaughter the unborn, using a lawsuit.
For example, in Maine, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England earlier this week challenging a state law that prohibits everyone except doctors from performing abortions. They want the law to be changed to include midwives and nurses because they claim there’s no medical reason to justify preventing them from terminating a pregnancy.
Earlier this week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England challenging a state law that prohibits everyone except doctors from performing abortions.
Specifically, in their lawsuit, they stated, “Maine statutes single out abortion as the only form of healthcare that [advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs)] are expressly prohibited from providing. This restriction is both out of step with the State’s treatment of comparable health care services and medically unjustified.”
To clarify, they added, “despite the proven safety of abortion care and the proven ability of APRNs to provide such care safely and effectively, the State of Maine prohibits, under threat of criminal prosecution, anyone other than a licensed physician from providing abortion services. The State does not single out any other health care services beyond an APRN’s scope of practice—only abortion,” noting, “this restriction, which imposes severe burdens on women seeking abortions, violates federal constitutional guarantees of privacy and equal protection.”
Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, Planned Parenthood released a statement defending their decision to sue. “This law significantly restricts patient access to abortion services in Maine, and prevents some Maine women from receiving an abortion from their regular primary and gynecological care provider,” they explained.
“Today, while medication abortion is available via telemedicine in some cases, there are only three publicly accessible health centers in Maine where a woman can get an in-clinic abortion. If this medically unjustified restriction [in Maine law] is blocked, that number will increase to at least eighteen locations across this large, rural state,” they continued, noting, “some women living in northern Maine [currently] have to make a more than six-hour round-trip to Bangor for an abortion, even though there is a qualified, experienced [nurse-midwife or nurse practitioner] in their community ready to provide this care.”
While speaking with reporters, Amy Cookson, a Planned Parenthood spokeswoman, added, “since the Supreme Court ruled in ‘Whole Woman’s Health’ that laws restricting access to abortion must be grounded in protecting the health and safety of women, there’s now [a] precedent to challenge medically unnecessary abortion restrictions like Maine’s physician-only law.”
Amy Cookson, a Planned Parenthood spokeswoman, speaking with reporters about her support of the lawsuit against the state of Maine that was recently filed by the ACLU.
However, if the restrictions against nurses and midwives are lifted, then it’ll be easier for women to get an abortion, putting the lives of countless unborn people at risk. Because of this, numerous pro-life activists, like Teresa McCann-Tumidajski, the Executive Director of Maine Right to Life, which is an anti-abortion group, oppose the lawsuit.
“We are against violence inside and outside the womb. We don’t want to open up new avenues of access to abortion,” argued McCann-Tumidajski, who added that since abortion is an “elective procedure,” easy access isn’t necessary.
Conservatives must not allow abortion activists in Maine to make it possible for midwives and nurses to slaughter the unborn. This is because, if they’re successful in changing the law, the number of places where a woman could go to terminate her pregnancy would increase drastically, jeopardizing the potential lives of countless unborn humans.
Planned Parenthood Doctor Horrifies Authorities As They Learn Of 13-Year-Old
Posted by Anthony Cesario |
Aug 11, 2017
Just recently, members of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts were horrified to learn that an abortion doctor in Kansas unwittingly performed an abortion on a 13-year-old girl. As a consequence, he lost his job and may lose his medical license.
According to reports, Allen Palmer, a well-known abortion doctor associated with Planned Parenthood, admitted to performing a first-trimester abortion on the teen, who was impregnated by her 19-year-old boyfriend, at a Planned Parenthood in Kansas while speaking to officials at a medical board hearing earlier this week. Palmer was at the hearing because Planned Parenthood self-reported him to the board for breaking a state law regarding abortions on girls under 14.
Allen Palmer, a well-known abortion doctor, broke a Kansas state law regarding abortions on girls under 14 when he provided a 13-year-old girl an abortion.
Although it is technically legal for a 13-year-old girl to get an abortion in the state of Kansas, there are strict laws about doing so. Specifically, in addition to receiving consent from the child’s parents, abortion facilities are required to submit tissue from the dead fetus to the state Bureau of Investigation if their patient is younger than 14. The purpose of the law is to provide authorities with as much information as possible for cases involving the sexual abuse of minors.
Palmer, however, failed to collect and submit the necessary tissue sample of the 13-year-old girl’s aborted baby. When Planned Parenthood found out about this, they fired him and turned him into officials on the state medical board, who promptly held a hearing to determine whether or not he should be stripped of his medical license.
During his hearing, Palmer claimed that he didn’t follow proper procedures because he didn’t know that the girl was only 13 and pleaded with the board to allow him to keep his license. “I’m telling you that I did not know and I would not have proceeded if I had known,” he testified, noting, “I’m as shocked and awed by this failure as anybody here, but they want to hang it on me, and maybe that’s the way it is.”
Douglas Milfeld, a Wichita physician who’s on the board, struggled to believe that Palmer didn’t know the girl’s age. “It never entered your mind [to ask the patient how old she was],” he asked.
Douglas Milfeld, a Wichita physician on the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, struggled to believe that Palmer didn’t know the 13-year-old girl’s age at the time of the abortion.
“I really don’t ask them, because teenagers today, the way they dress, I can’t tell how old anybody is,’ retorted Palmer. “They go through counseling. They go through screening. I’m the last person in line for them,” he explained, noting, “if there’s a problem, the staff raised it to me or they notified me somehow.”
Palmer’s attorney, Tom Theis, insists that his client did nothing wrong by relying on other staff members. “It was not unreasonable for him to rely on staff,” he told the board during the hearing.
Interestingly, this is not the first time Palmer has broken the law. Back in 1979, a U.S. District Court in Missouri threw him in jail and gave him a fine after he pleaded guilty to filing a false corporate tax statement. Two years later, he was placed on probation. Instead of taking away his Missouri medical license, the judge suspended it for two years and ordered him to do community service at a local hospital.
Despite being a convicted criminal, which was supposed to prevent him from being licensed in Kansas, when he applied for a medical license back in 2008, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts unanimously voted to issue him one. The board’s decision, however, was not extremely surprising. This is because, at the time, it was being led by then-Executive Director Larry Buening. Buening, who worked with former Governor Kathleen Sebelius, a well-known supporter of abortion, is considered by many to be extremely unethical. Shortly after the board voted to give Palmer a license, he was accused of corruption and forced to resign.
Given the many risks associated with abortion, negligent doctors like Palmer must not be tolerated. Hopefully, the board members do the right thing and revoke his medical license, which he shouldn’t have had to begin with.
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Melinda Gates Commits $375 Million for Population Control, Abortion
Written by Dave Bohon
Melinda Gates (shown), the billionaire wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, announced at the recent Global Family Planning Summit in London that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will funnel $375 million to population-control efforts over the next four years — a 60-percent increase above what the couple has so far given to the global abortion and contraception initiative, reports the U.K. women's magazine Marie Claire.
Pointing to President Trump's move early in his administration to cut off funding to health- and family-planning NGOs that include abortion in their “services,” Mrs. Gates told the assembled population-control bureaucrats that “this is a difficult political climate for family planning. I’m deeply troubled, as I’m sure you are, by the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts.”
As reported by The New American, shortly after taking office in January, President Trump signed an executive order re-implementing President Reagan's 1984 Mexico City Policy that blocks U.S. taxpayer funding to groups that perform and promote abortions overseas (the policy had been rescinded by President Obama, and earlier by President Clinton).
Following up on that signature, on May 15 the Trump administration announced an expansion of that $600 million funding ban to encompass all U.S. international healthcare, which amounts to nearly $9 billion. “The administration said that under the expanded order, called officially the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance plan, the same amount of funding would still be available globally, but would only go to groups that promise not to perform abortions as part of their 'family planning' strategies,” we reported.
Mrs. Gates said that her foundation's funding will be earmarked only for contraception and sex education, but, reported LifeNews.com, “the money also will indirectly fund abortions, too. The billionaire family already gives money to some of the largest abortion chains in the world, including Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International.” LifeNews went on to explain that “the fungibility of money makes it easier for pro-abortion organizations to provide abortion internationally. In other words, every dollar the Gates Foundation gives to Planned Parenthood for distributing birth control or building an abortion-friendly clinic frees up a dollar in Planned Parenthood’s budget to spend elsewhere.”
The Gates Foundation grant database reveals that, between 2009 through 2013, the foundation gave Planned Parenthood of America, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Planned Parenthood of Western Washington some $71 million. It also funded the British abortion conglomerate Marie Stopes International to the tune of $46.1 million in 2012.
While Mrs. Gates considers herself a practicing Catholic, her position on contraceptives and birth control put her squarely at odds with the Church. In comments earlier this year she called contraceptives “one of the greatest anti-poverty innovations the world has ever known.”
Additionally, she declared that “contraceptives empower women,” arguing that birth control increases economic productivity in developing countries by giving women more freedom to work, and also leads to smaller families so that parents can devote more time and resources to the children they “choose” to bring into this world.
Mrs. Gates has offered her own life as a testament to the “freeing” power of birth control. “It’s no accident that my three kids were born three years apart — or that I didn’t have my first child until I'd finished graduate school and devoted a decade to my career at Microsoft,” she wrote earlier this year in Fortune magazine. “My family, my career, my life as I know it are all the direct result of contraceptives. And now, I realize how lucky that makes me.”
In a recent BBC interview, Mrs. Gates said she felt “optimistic” that the Catholic Church would one day change its position on contraception for the sake of women in developing countries. “We work very extensively with the Catholic Church and I’ve had many discussions with them because we have a shared mission around social justice and anti-poverty,” she said. She added, “I think what this Pope sees is that if you’re going to lift people out of poverty, you have to do the right thing for women.”
But John Grabowski, a professor of moral theology and ethics at Catholic University of America, said that such a change is virtually impossible. “The Church’s teaching on opposing contraception isn’t a recent teaching, it’s not something made up by Pope Paul VI in 1968,” he told the Catholic News Agency, referencing the Pope's encyclical of nearly 50 years ago that clarified the Catholic Church's teaching on family planning and contraception.
Noting that the Church has addressed the issue on several occasions in recent history, Grabowski said that “this has been the teaching of the Church from its beginning, so the Church [including Pope Francis] can’t change constant, universal, authoritative teaching.”
Court Dismisses 14 of the 15 Counts Against Sandra Merritt
Jun 21, 2017
Today, the San Francisco Superior Court dismissed criminal counts 1-14 against Sandra “Susan” Merritt. The court ruled that counts 1-14 were legally insufficient. The state has the opportunity to amend if it can plead a more legally sufficient and specific complaint. The California’s Attorney General filed 15 criminal counts against Merritt, with counts 1-14 for each of the alleged interviews and count 15 for an alleged conspiracy. “This is a huge victory to have 14 criminal counts dismissed,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “We will now turn our attention to dismissing the final count. Sandra Merritt did nothing wrong. The complaint by the California Attorney General is unprecedented and frankly will threaten every journalist who provides valuable information to the public. This final count will also fall,” said Staver.
Liberty Counsel argued that the criminal complaint for illegally recording supposedly “private” conversations (in restaurants, hotel lobbies and other public places) - the first ever filed against undercover journalists - was legally deficient for numerous reasons, not the least of which was the Attorney General’s decision to prosecute Merritt in secret proceedings, without identifying even the names of her accusers or purported “victims.” The complaint did not provide Merritt with the minimum notice required by the Constitution and California law as to what she supposedly did wrong, so that she can mount a proper and vigorous defense. The complaint was also vague and full of inconsistencies.
“Today we asked the San Francisco Superior Court to dismiss these outrageous and baseless charges against Sandra Merritt, and the court agreed to dismiss 14 of the 15 counts” said Horatio Mihet, Liberty Counsel's Vice President of Legal Affairs and Chief Litigation Counsel, who appeared with Sandra in court today. “Sandra did not break any law and the criminal complaint against her is legally deficient, vague and full of inconsistencies. No other citizen journalist or organization has ever been charged with a crime for undercover recordings,” said Mihet.
ESTABLISHMENT MEDIA HIDES TRUMP’S NEW POLICY TO STOP ‘GENITAL MUTILATION’ OF AMERICAN GIRLS
April 20, 2017 by Neil Munro
The establishment media is hiding the dramatic news that President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice has announced a national campaign to eradicate the imported practice of Female Genital Mutilation.By ignoring the imported FGM practice, the TV networks “are guilty of aiding and abetting violence against women out of a politically correct fueled fear of offending Muslims,” says an April 18 statement by the Media Research Center and ACT for America.
The federal government’s dramatic policy announcement was made April 13 when officials revealed they had charged a Muslim doctor for performing FGM on two American girls from Minnesota. The doctor and the two girls have immigrant parents from Muslim countries, where Islamic leaders endorse the peculiar institution to keep women subordinate to men. Officials also said they had found additional child victims in Michigan.
The establishment media has largely hidden the administration’s new pro-female policy and the shocking crime, which threatens or has already victimized more than 500,000 young American women whose parents are immigrants from countries where FGM is routine.
On April 13, the New York Times just posted a 637-word article on page A14 about a “Michigan doctor” without mentioning “Islam” or “Muslim.” The Washington Post merely ran a 760-word online article on April 13 about a “Detroit emergency room doctor,” and a four-paragraph AP report in the newspaper about a “Detroit-area doctor” on April 14. Neither article mentioned Islam.
TheHill ran a 221-word piece on April 13 about a “Detroit emergency room doctor” which hid the role of imported Islamic ideas. Politico’s website shows no mention of the Muslim doctor’s s name.
The Virginia-based Media Research Council slammed the TV networks on April 18 for ignoring the issue. “Since last Thursday, The New York Times, FoxNews.com, and CNN.com have all posted pieces online about the case and Fox News’ Tucker Carlson ran a segment about it on his show Friday. So far, the morning and evening news shows at the big three networks have been silent, and as of this morning so has CNN,” MRC reported Tuesday, April 18.
“The media’s moral compass is hopelessly broken,” said an April 18 joint statement from MRC President Brent Bozell and Brigitte Gabriel, founder of ACT for America, an anti-terror groups with a reported membership of 500,000 members.
We have the first case of the brutal practice of FGM in the United States, and the networks are AWOL. You would think an extremely brutal practice of violence against women would make TV headlines here at home, but you would be wrong.
Where is the outrage? The hypocrisy is staggering. The networks, which have for years championed the causes of left-wing feminists and women’s rights, are conspicuously silent on this case and their silence is deafening. This is real exploitation of young girls and the usual suspects who ought to care have little to say about this form of torture making its way to America. This practice is illegal and immoral. The networks have an ethical responsibility to report that it’s happening here at home. If they don’t, they are guilty of aiding and abetting violence against women out of a politically correct fueled fear of offending Muslims.
The progressives’ reluctance to name-and-shame Islam — despite copious evidence that Islam endorses and promotes the practice — comes as progressives try to block President Trump’s new immigration policies, which threaten to reduce the immigration of Islamic communities and political groups into the United States.
Also, progressive politicians and activists prefer to cooperate with Islamic governments overseas and with Islamic leaders domestically, instead of challenging Muslim government and communities to discard practices that violate Western-style rights. That preference is described at the website for Equality Now, which the New York Times describe as “an international women’s rights advocacy organization.” According to the group’s website:
Our formula for legal success is focusing on individual cases that are significant to a larger cause. Whether it is petitioning freedom for an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning or drawing awareness to the destruction of girls’ schools in Pakistan, Equality Now is on the forefront of the gender equality evolution.
Amid the news about the U.S. case, the group tried to reframe the imported Islamic practice as generic, non-political “child-abuse.” The group’s leader, Shelby Quast, declared that “we know that this is a child abuse issue, and we know that we need to start training our child protection folks better,” according to the New York Times.
“We need better information about exactly where they are,” Quast said about the doctors that perform back-room FGMs, without noting that they are found in Islamic communities around the United States. For example, the Detroit doctor, Jumana Nagarwala, was trained at Johns Hopkins but reportedly is the daughter of two Indian immigrants from the Bohra sect of Shia Muslims. An article in the Hindustan Times reported that the female clitoris is described as “‘’haraam ki boti’ or immoral lump of flesh” by advocates of FGM.
The newspaper said the two victims were from Minnesota and were delivered to the doctor by their immigrant Somali mothers. Various reports say that Somali Muslims practice an extreme form of this FGM practice, while most Muslim practitioners perform a milder version, with some Muslims merely cutting the female genital “hood” without damaging the clitoris.
Quast declined to provide comments to Breitbart News.
Left-wing Groups Attempt Censorship of UN Delegation
Mar 17, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. —After Lisa Correnti of the Center for Family and Human Rights and Grace Melton of the Heritage Foundation were appointed to the United States delegation for the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women, radical "LGBTQ" groups sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson demanding they be removed because they do not support the extreme "LGBTQ" agenda. Incredibly, the Human Rights Campaign relies upon the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which recklessly labels any group that does not toe the LGBTQ line as a "hate group."
The SPLC has been warned about its false, defamatory, and dangerous labeling of people and groups as haters or hate groups merely because it disagrees with them over marriage or LGBTQ issues. In 2012, Floyd Corkins attempted to commit mass murder of staff with the Family Research Council. The FRC security guard was able to stop Corkins and was shot in the process. Corkins confessed to the FBI that he was motivated by the SPLC’s website and its so-called "hate map." Watch the chilling video here.
"The Center for Family and Human Rights and the Heritage Foundation are not hate groups. These organizations are both mainstream and thoughtful. Unlike the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Human Rights Campaign, they do not demean people with whom they disagree. To falsely label people with whom you disagree as 'haters' or 'hate groups' is irresponsible and dangerous," said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel "C-Fam and the Heritage Foundation will come to the table genuinely seeking the best for women across the world. They are better qualified than their detractors because they are not fettered by blind adherence to the LGBTQ talking-points," Staver concluded.
Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics.
Voters will reward GOP for defunding Planned Parenthood
BY FRANK CANNON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR - 01/10/17
© GettyHouse Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) set off a media firestorm last week by announcing that the reconciliation bill will include defunding Planned Parenthood and redirecting those dollars to better health care centers that do even more for women.
Headed into 2017, we knew that one of two things would be true about the Republican Party: Either they would learn the lesson that going on offense on abortion is a winning issue, or they would capitulate yet again to elite opinion and drive away their own voters.
The Speaker’s announcement is an encouraging sign that the GOP may be finished repeating the mistakes of the past.
The key test for Speaker Ryan and Congressional Republicans is whether or not they will succeed in finally defunding Planned Parenthood.
There is no question, given the reconciliation process, that Republicans have the necessary votes to get this done. The only thing — the one and only thing — that could prevent the House from passing this measure would be a weakness at the heart of GOP leaders in their commitment to life and to delivering on their election promises.
If the GOP fights through the elite backlash — which, as Trump has shown, can be done with great success — this can be a valuable winning issue for Republicans in 2018.
In December 2015, the polling institute at Roger Morris University asked voters whether they would support or oppose a plan by Republicans to shift Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding to community health centers that do not perform abortions.
Americans favored shifting health care funding away from abortion providers to community clinics by an impressive margin: 53.3 percent to 31.5 percent. Amazingly, few media outlets bothered to cover the poll, the first and only poll to accurately describe the GOP’s proposal.
Mainstream media outlets like CNN — who, by the way, I happen to hate — continue to report that the GOP plans to defund Planned Parenthood without mentioning that the money would be redirected to actual health care facilities that provide health care services for women.
This week, the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List released the results of a poll, conducted by Kellyanne Conway’s respected polling firm, of 1,650 voters in the 2018 Senate battleground states North Dakota, Montana, Ohio, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Florida.
The results were stunning. A majority of these voters opposed Congress giving dollars to Planned Parenthood over other comprehensive health care providers.
Fifty-six percent opposed taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood (with 47 percent “strongly” opposing) while 60 percent said they would be “less likely” to vote for their Senator if he or she voted to give money to the nation’s largest abortion provider instead of Community Health Centers (with 44 percent saying they would be “much less likely”).
Opposition to taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood is particularly high in pro-Trump states with incumbent Democrat Senators facing re-election:
It also makes political sense for Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood. In 2016, Planned Parenthood spent $30 million trying to elect Hillary Clinton. For years, Planned Parenthood has aggressively allied itself with the Democratic Party, spending millions of dollars in campaign advertising to elect politicians who will, in return, give them hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funding. Defunding the Left should be common sense for Republicans.
But in the more immediate and narrower political sense, GOP leaders need to understand that this represents a tremendous opportunity to build bigger majorities in the 2018 election cycle. Democrats running in Trump-friendly territory are the great bulk of senators up for re-election.
Positioning them on the side of preserving abortion funding, at the expense of providing funding for real women’s health care, is a net political loss for them, but that only matters if Republicans grow a backbone and fight through the inevitable media backlash.
CNN pundits don’t really matter. Voters do. Kudos to Speaker Ryan for figuring this out.
Frank Cannon is the president of American Principles Project, a non-profit dedicated to educating and advocating for public policy solutions that recognize the dignity of the person as the basis of the founding principles of the United States, and serves as a political strategist for the Susan B. Anthony List. He is the co-author of the 2012 Republican autopsy report“Building a Winning GOP Coalition: The Lessons of 2012″ and has worked in the public policy arena for over 30 years.
LOOK AT WHAT PLANNED PARENTHOOD HAS ‘ACHIEVED’ IN 100 YEARS
October 16, 2016 by Rachel Stoltzfoos
In the 100 years since its founding, Planned Parenthood has grown from one small birth control clinic in Brooklyn to a well-oiled abortion machine operating 650 clinics across all 50 states.
On the subject of abortion, Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger wrote: “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” She was elaborating a point in a chapter of her 1920 book titled “The Wickedness of Creating Large Families.” Although Planned Parenthood tries to downplay its whopping abortion figures, there’s no doubt the organization has done its founder proud.
Planned Parenthood abortionists have pulled apart, crushed, or chemically ended the lives of at least 4,481,195 unborn babies since 1999, according to its own annual reports available online. And Jim Sedlak at American Life League puts the sum total at nearly 7 million based on his review of earlier reports.
On the other hand, Planned Parenthood reports staff referred women to adoption services just 33,532 times since 1999. That’s about 133 lifeless fetuses for every adoption referral
By Sedlak’s count, Planned Parenthood aborted 100 unborn babies in 1970, when New York became the first state to legalize abortion through 24 weeks, and within twenty years, that annual number was well over 100,000. In 2014, Planned Parenthood staff aborted 327,653 unborn babies....(Read More...)
China’s Population-Control Machine Reaches Disastrous Proportions
Human-rights activist Reggie Littlejohn discusses the latest developments in the country’s assault on its own children.
by EDWARD PENTIN 05/23/2016
ROME — Despite the implementation in China of a two-child — rather than one-child — policy at the beginning of the year, forced abortions, mostly of baby girls, will continue on an enormous scale. This is according to Reggie Littlejohn, founder and director of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. On a visit to Rome this month, she sat down with the Register to discuss the latest on the Chinese government’s population-control policy.
She also explains how her organization’s “Save a Girl” campaign has saved many lives and how International Planned Parenthood Federation is working “hand in hand” with China’s population-control machine. Littlejohn was in Rome to attend the annual Rome Life Forum, a gathering of pro-life leaders from around the world.
You’ve said the statistics on forced abortion in China are much higher than initially thought. Could you explain how much higher?
The U.S. Department of State issued its annual human-rights report last month, and the China report stated that China aborts more than 13 million a year — a figure the Chinese Communist Party has been officially reporting as the number of abortions. It’s just an astonishing number. They have four times the population of the United States, and we have a million abortions a year. They’ve been recording 13.
But actually, it’s 10 million higher — it’s almost double. There was an official statement in the news media that the 13 million abortions were only those occurring in official Chinese clinics and hospitals. It did not include another 10 million abortions that were occurring in unofficial clinics, so actually, it’s 23 million a year. So they have four times the population of the United States and 23 times the number of abortions. That amounts to about 63,000 abortions a day, about 2,600 an hour, 43 a minute. So for every breath you take, a baby’s being aborted in China.
And this is because of the enforced one- (now two-) child policy?
Yes, and this is the thing: The report of the State Department ends on Dec. 31. It’s a 2015 report; the two-child policy started on Jan. 1. So this was not reporting what the two-child policy was reporting in the last year of the so-called one-child policy. But the one-child policy had so many exceptions that a third of the country was already under a two-child policy anyway. Even under the two-child policy, in the areas that had a two-child policy, there was forced and sex-selective abortion. So under the two-child policy, the entire infrastructure of coercion remains intact.
All couples in China are now allowed to have two children, which means you have to be part of a couple. Unmarried women are still not allowed to have children; it’s still illegal to have a baby in China if you’re not married, so more than half of the abortions in China, according to the Chinese Communist Party, are of unmarried women — and those are forced abortions. They’re forced because it’s illegal. You’re not even given the option of paying a fine; you have to have an abortion. And then third babies are still aborted.
For example, the activist Chen Guangcheng put it most succinctly when he tweeted about the two-child policy, saying: “This is nothing to celebrate; they used to kill every baby after one. Now they kill every baby after two.” So forced abortion and sex-selective abortion continue.
You have a program to save girls. Can you tell us more about that?
We have a “Save a Girl” campaign through which we’ve saved hundreds of baby girls in China. The vast majority of the girls we’ve saved are second daughters. In the countryside, in the past, when there was a one-child policy, if your first child was a boy, you could have more than one child; if your first child was a girl, you could have a second child — but what we’re finding is that those second children, if daughters, are being routinely aborted and abandoned. And that’s when we go to people’s doors and say, “Please do not abort or abandon your daughter; she’s a precious child, and she’ll bring you much joy — and we’ll give you monthly support to empower you to keep your daughter.”
We’ve saved hundreds of babies that way. Well, the same thing is going to happen under a universal two-child policy, because when the first child is a girl, those second daughters are still at very high risk of abortion, because people will want to have boys.
That’s pretty much inevitable?
Well, when the third comes, it’s going to be forced abortion, unless you’re extremely wealthy and can afford to pay a fine, which could be 10 times your annual salary.
Is there any sign they’re going to let up or show any kind of mercy to their own people?
There’s no such thing as mercy under the Chinese Communist Party. What there is is: They’re being very practical. They’re moving from a one-child policy to a universal two-child policy because they don’t have enough young people to support their ageing population and because of the gender imbalance which they’re trying to rectify through this two-child policy. But I don’t think the sex ratio at birth is going to change much. So they could move to a three-child policy.
But that’s unlikely to happen?
No, it could happen. I predicted the two-child policy was going to happen and went on record to say I think we’re going to very soon have a two-child policy; and actually, a week before it was going to happen, I said we’re going to have a two-child policy.
You see, the point at the center of these policies is coercion. It’s not about the number of kids allowed; it’s the fact that they’re setting a number and enforcing it with forced abortion and forced sterilization. So, like in my village, where we have the “Save a Girl” campaign, women are routinely sterilized after the second child. What happens with a universal two-child policy? Women don’t want to be sterilized because they’re butchered. Sterilizations aren’t carried out by well-trained gynecological surgeons: They’re under-trained people without antiseptic, and people end up with massive infections and horrible complications.
In many villages, they don’t have running water; it’s a woman’s job to pump water out of an aquifer, and it takes a lot of strength. So before women have a sterilization, they are usually pumping multiple bottles of water, however much they need, and then once they’re sterilized, they’re incapacitated; and at most, they can pump one bucket of water, which is catastrophic for their family. So if they’re going to have a boy, I think they’re going to stop there and not have a second child because they don’t want to be sterilized after a second child. If they’re going to have a girl, and they’re pregnant again, if it’s another girl, they’re going to abort or abandon her — because they’re “saving” that second child for a boy. … Maybe they’d be willing to be sterilized for a boy, but they’re certainly not going to be sterilized for a second daughter.
Do you see any hope that this system will start crumbling anytime soon?
No, I actually testified before Congress in April last year saying I don’t believe the Chinese Communist Party will ever relinquish coercive population control. And I said then I think we’re going to see them move to a two-child policy. But they’re not going to relinquish the control.
Just like that they won’t relinquish control of the Church, as a means of controlling the population?
I think, in the beginning, when they instituted the one-child policy, the purpose of the policy was population control, and the terror they instilled because of late-term forced abortion was just a by-product. Now, terror is the purpose of the policy. And they want to keep that grip because even under a two-child policy, they still want to monitor people’s menstrual cycles, carry out pregnancy checks. The whole infrastructure of coercion and control of women is intact. A woman’s womb is in the domain of the state.
Are there any loopholes? Could a mother have her baby in a clandestine way?
Yes, there are loopholes. For example, we have a number of babies who are born clandestinely because they’re officially illegal. And what can happen under the two-child policy? You have a daughter officially for your first child, and then you get pregnant with your second child; and she’s a girl, and you want to abort or abandon her. We go to her and say, “Please don’t do this.” And then what can happen is she can have this baby clandestinely.
The Chinese government gives two “hukous” per family. A hukou is household registration [officially identifies a person as a resident of an area and includes identifying information such as name, parents, spouse, and date of birth. They can also be issued per family, and usually include the births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and moves, of all members in the family]. What it does is the child won’t be entitled to health care, will not be entitled to education, will have no official existence, cannot officially work, marry, have a passport or officially travel. They are non-persons in their country What will happen with that second daughter is that they’ll have her secretly, and she will not get hukou, so they can try for a third child; and if he’s a boy, they’ll be able to get that hukou because they will save the hukou for the boy. So some of our girls are unregistered, but at least they’re alive.
My hope is that the hukou system will pass away, and then those girls will become legal, but we’re just trying to save their lives and, meanwhile, attack the hukou system.
You’ve also mentioned a connection between the Chinese government and International Planned Parenthood.
Yes, we’ve sent out a statement on International Planned Parenthood’s connection with all of this. IPP has been working hand in hand with the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese Family Planning Association ever since the beginning of the one-child policy and has given them awards, etc. … So the fact we are funding IPP [through tax dollars], in some sense, makes us complicit in all of this.
Edward Pentin is the Register’s Rome correspondent.
“Eu-Meh,” saved from sex-selective abortion by WRWF’s “Save a Girl” Campaign
This Mother's Day, let us remember the mothers in China who are not as fortunate as we, who are indeed suffering greatly because of the forced abortion of illegal pregnancies, and also the intense pressure to abort or abandon baby girls, especially second daughters. The United States Congress recently held a hearing on PRENDA, the Pre-Natal Non-Discrimination Act, designed to protect girls from sex-selective abortion in the United States. Reggie Littlejohn submitted the following Statement to be included in the Congressional Record:
According to a U.N. expert, up to 200 million women are missing in the world today due to gendercide, sex-selective abortion. This number is greater than all the casualties of all the wars of the twentieth century combined. This is the true “war on women.”
Sex-selective abortion is the ultimate violence against females. Aborting a baby just because she is a girl is the ultimate act of gender discrimination. It says that females are so worthless we don’t deserve to be born, to draw breath on this earth. Can we credibly say that we stand for women’s rights without standing against the sex-selective abortion of future women?
Sex-selective abortion is strongly related to forced abortion. Some say sex-selective abortion is protected by a woman’s right to choose to terminate a pregnancy for any reason. This view ignores the crushing social, economic, political and personal pressures that trample women carrying girls in cultures with a strong son preference. All too often, women in these cultures do not choose to abort their daughters. They are forced. MORE. YES, I WANT TO HELP END GENDERCIDE AND FORCED ABORTION IN CHINA!
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Forced Abortion is Not A Choice
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57,762,169 Abortions in America Since Roe vs. Wade in 1973
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The United States marks 42 years of legalized abortion in all fifty states at any time for any reason throughout pregnancy on January 22nd, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.Since that time, there have been approximately 57,762,169 abortions that have destroyed the lives of unborn children.
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Two Sickening Charts Show Explosive Growth Of Fetal Tissue Buyer
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Cate Dyer founded a fetal tissue procurement company in 2010 with $10,000, hoping to contract with abortion clinics to purchase their aborted fetuses and distribute the parts to medical researchers. Six years later, she had successfully partnered with more than 250 clinics to bring in millions of dollars of revenue.
Two charts released by the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives illustrate the explosive growth of Dyer’s for profit company. The panel is investigating the fetal tissue industry after a series of videos released last year exposed Planned Parenthood’s dealings in fetal parts with buyers such as StemExpress.
The first chart shows the number of abortion clinics StemExpress worked with to secure the parts of aborted fetuses. (RELATED: Here’s What A Typical Day Of Fetal Harvesting Looks Like)
(House Select Investigative Panel)
In 2012 StemExpress worked with a few dozen clinics. Two years later that number was between 50 and 100, and then in 2016 the number of partnerships more than doubled to 250.
The second chart shows the revenue grow from a few hundred thousand dollars in 2011 to about $4.5 million in 2014. StemExpress made a list of the 50 fastest-growing private companies led by women in America in 2014 for its impressive three-year growth rate.
(House Select Investigative Panel)
The House panel released a slew of documents detailing how the fetal parts, such as a brain or nose or liver, get from the mother’s womb to medical researchers across the world. Included is a screenshot of an order form researchers can use to place an online request for specific types of parts or tissue. StemExpress then uses its network of clinics to match the orders with women carrying the ideal type of fetus and works to obtain consent from those women to harvest and distribute the parts of their unborn baby.
In undercover footage released by The Center for Medical Progress last year, Dyer discusses the profitability of the partnerships for abortion clinics with someone posing as a potential fetal tissue buyer.
“You feel like there’s clinics out there that have been burned?” Dyer asks. “That feel like they’re doing all this work for research, and it hasn’t been profitable for them?”
“No, I don’t,” the undercover actor posing as a buyer replies.
“Oh okay good,” Dyer says. “Yeah, I was going to say, I don’t see that either.”
It’s a felony to receive “valuable consideration” for aborted baby parts, but it is legal to receive “reasonable payments” for costs associated with the exchange. CMP alleges Planned Parenthood is illegally profiting off of its partnerships with fetal tissue procurement companies. StemExpress cut ties with Planned Parenthood after the videos surfaced.
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Florida Becomes the 12th State To De-fund Planned Parenthood
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 1411 into law, which significantly cuts taxpayer funding to all abortion clinics in the state of Florida, including Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America. Florida is now the 12th state to defund Planned Parenthood from accessing state taxpayer dollars after Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.
All of these states have restricted Planned Parenthood from receiving state taxpayer funds since the historic work of David Daleiden who exposed Planned Parenthood this past summer with an extensive undercover sting operation showing the organization negotiating the sale of babies’ body parts, and engaging in other fraud, waste and illegal activity.
The funds currently being sent to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers in Florida for legitimate woman’s health care, will now be available to hundreds of low-cost federally qualified community health clinics in the state that can provide a more comprehensive and geographically accessible range of women’s health services.
Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC) has been conducting a sustained campaign since October 2015 urging Governor Scott to use his appropriate executive authority to terminate all state contracts with the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. In spite of receiving tens of thousands of communications from Florida voters, the governor has refused to do so, until now providing a variety of excuses, mainly claiming that he could not take action due to federal law. The FFPC publicly refuted his arguments and excuses, insisting the Governor had the legal authority and moral duty to terminate contracts with Planned Parenthood, just as other governors around the country had done.
Since the time the legislature passed the bill HB 1411, Planned Parenthood has run a major ad campaign trying to block the bill's final approval. Part of this effort involved deliberate misrepresentations that the bill required "dentists" to provide women's health care. Articles making this false argument appeared nationally on MSNBC and even in the British Newspaper the Guardian. FFPC set the record straight with a letter sent to Governor Scott regarding the facts of the hundreds of other health care providers that can perform the women's health services instead of abortion providers.
FFPC President John Stemberger issued the following statement regarding the Governor’s signature of HB 1411:
“This is a historic victory and we are thrilled to have been an active part of this effort. We are so grateful to the Republican leadership in the Florida House and Florida Senate for making this happen. They collectively did what the Governor failed to do, namely, provided leadership on this critical issue and made it happen. We are nonetheless pleased that Governor Scott did follow the Florida Legislature’s lead in this matter and signed this important bill into law. The real heroes in this victory are Senator Kelli Stargel(R) and Representative Colleen Burton (R) both of Lakeland. These women are to be commended for their courage and conviction, leading on this issue which voters have been concerned about for decades. Finally, we applaud Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) for their legal expertise and research without which this victory may not have taken place.”
Specifically, the newly signed law:
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