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‘Choose Life’ License Plate is Approved in Washington, D.C.

1382588931WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — In Washington, D.C., there is some very good news. The pro-adoption “Choose Life” License Plate, sponsored by The Children First Foundation of DC was welcomed into the DC DMV’s Organizational Tag Program yesterday. Without a hitch or glitch, several DC “Choose Life” tags with their two smiling children and positive message are already rolling on the roads of our Nation’s Capital.

Dr. Elizabeth Rex, the President and Co-Founder of The Children First Foundation, is very grateful to the many DMV officials that both she and Larry Cirignano, CFF’s Representative in DC, encountered during the entire application and approval process. “Everyone was very professional and helpful from start to finish,” said Larry Cirignano.

The colorful, red-white-and-blue DC “Choose Life” tag joins several other very colorful and diverse organizational tags including tags for the Bad Boys Club, the National Association of Black Scuba Divers, the Porsche Club of America, the Prince Hall Masonic Family, the Spirit of Faith Christian Center, as well as several organizational tags for veterans, fraternities and various colleges, including the University of Michigan.

As stated on the official DC DMV website, “organizational tags are a marvelous way for an organization to promote itself while allowing its members to demonstrate a commitment of pride.”

The proud mission of The Children First Foundation is to raise greater awareness and funding for Adoption and Safe Haven efforts. “Our members believe adoption is a loving choice for an unwanted unborn or newborn infant that deserves greater public awareness,” said Dr. Rex. “It is a mature, courageous, intelligent, pro-life choice that everyone can support,” she added.  “Adoption gives the greatest gift of all — the Gift of Life.”

Organizational tags may only be purchased by members who are in good standing with their organization and who must also pay a one-time fee of $100 to the DC DMV.

DC residents who wish to purchase a District of Columbia “Choose Life” Tag are encouraged to visit www.thechildrenfirst.org for more information. For further assistance or to help CFF “mobilize” a Culture of Life in DC, please call Larry at (202) 306-6863.

Is Georgia Attracting Another Gosnell?

ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Ever since the Kermit Gosnell case exposed the grizzly truth behind the real abortion industry, many states have begun cracking down on abortion providers who put profits ahead of patient safety.

At least 58 unscrupulous abortion providers have been closed down after regulators started doing their jobs. Many have moved out of state rather than submit to the same regulatory environment that other non-ambulatory surgical facilities adhere to.

Not so in Georgia. Only one facility has closed its doors recently and that is only because the administrator retired.

Despite histories of documented malpractice, death, road rage assault on a woman, arrests, infections caused by unclean surgical instruments, inflicting nonsurgical injuries on patients and staff, and alleged Medicaid fraud, Georgia’s abortion providers continue to thrive.

The entire focus appears to be profit and speed, with at least 80 abortions performed daily –approximately 3 per hour — in the state. One facility in North Atlanta performs 4-6 abortions an hour in a facility that has been repeatedly found to be in violation of minimum regulatory standards.

“Georgia Right to Life’s (GRTL) mission is to end all elective abortions,” explained Suzanne Ward, GRTL’s Director of Public Relations and Education. “Until that goal is reached, we believe women deserve safe medical care.”

Ward added that because of lax oversight and reporting and lack of clarity as to who is responsible for enforcing state regulations, there is no way to know if even worse practices and conditions exist in Georgia’s abortion facilities.

As evidence that Georgia’s regulators are asleep at the wheel, at least two of the disgraced abortion providers from other states — North Carolina and Alabama — have easily found a safe home in Georgia.

These shocking facts behind Georgia’s broken regulatory system were collected by GRTL over several years from concerned citizens, facility personnel and women who have experienced the truth first hand.

The reports are stunning. They provide a behind-the-scenes look at an industry that is far from being the loving, women-centered care givers so skillfully portrayed to an unsuspecting public. “It is the true ‘War on Women’ it is not about reproductive choice or women’s health — it’s about money… and lots of it,” said Ward.

The abortion industry in Georgia is reported to be a $21 million industry attracting clients from all over the nation.

Through this comprehensive report, abortion providers are clearly seen for what they are: profit-driven merchants of death who often don’t even adhere to the most basic safety standards.

A brief list includes:

      The Atlanta Women’s Medical Center (AWMC), which averages more than 30 abortions a day, had been granted waivers for 16 years to remain open despite the fact it did not have an elevator or a sprinkler system.
      AWMC has not remedied this situation and yet it is still open performing abortion up to 24 weeks.
      Lack of an elevator makes it difficult and sometimes dangerous to take still-recovering patients down 19 steps. Injuries to family members and staff have resulted from carrying semi-unconscious post abortive women down the stairs.
      Plus, the facility’s cramped space has resulted in cuts and bruises to both patients and staff.
      One patient had to be rushed to a hospital allegedly suffering from a perforated uterus.
      The Georgia Office of Insurance Safety Fire claims AWMC does not need a sprinkler system, despite the fact it cited the facility for not having one as recently as last year.
    Because the facility only has two exits and performs abortions on the second floor accessible only by stairs, lack of a sprinkler system could prove disastrous for unconscious and semi-conscious patients during a fire.

Examples of serious situations linked to other abortion providers include:

      Tyrone Cecil Malloy at Old National GYN, currently facing Medicaid fraud charges, was issued a consent order after one of his late term abortion patients died.
      Dianne Derzis, called the “abortion queen” of Alabama, operates the Columbus Women’s Health Organization despite the fact that she is not a licensed physician in Georgia.
      Lois Turner, another unlicensed physician, operates the Preferred Women’s Health Center in Augusta.
      Dr. Daniel McBrayer runs the Alpha GROUP GYN P.C. Former staff members have noted patients returning because of incomplete abortions, re-using disposable medical equipment, duct-taping tables and chairs used for surgery and recovery, passing infections through improperly sterilized equipment and using soiled blankets and sheets.
      McBrayer also was charged with simple battery after he punched a woman in the face in front of her two small children.
    In addition, McBrayer’s license was placed on probation for two years after he admitted to performing second trimester abortions outside an ambulatory surgical center.

“Until state regulators step up and do their job, Georgia women seeking an abortion will continue to be a risk and we won’t know if there’s a Kermit Gosnell working in the shadows,” Ward said.

She pointed out it was a failed regulatory system in Pennsylvania that allowed Kermit Gosnell run his grizzly operation for years.

“I fear what we don’t know may be even worse than what we do know,” Ward said.

Kansas Supreme Court Crushes Hopes for Justice

Foreshadowed on Twitter 11 Months Prior, Life Legal Defense Foundation Appalled by Legal Travesty

Kansas_Supreme_CourtKANSAS CITY, Kan., Oct. 18, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — The Kansas Supreme Court has handed down its decision in in the matter of Phillip D. Kline, the disciplinary action against former State Attorney General Phill Kline. In its decision issued today, the Court continued in its course of political pandering and decided against Mr. Kline, who was found to have been in violation of the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct.

“What began as a political lynching has ended with a further travesty of justice,” says Dana Cody, President and Executive Director of the Life Legal Defense Foundation. “This case had nothing to do with the fair application of the Rules of Professional Conduct and everything to do with being politically correct on the issue of abortion. It is disappointing that the Kansas Supreme Court is more interested in political appeasement than the pursuit of justice.”

The charges of professional misconduct sprang from Kline’s investigation of several prominent abortion providers during his tenure as chief prosecutor at both the state and county levels.

As Cody sees it, this case represents business as usual in the abortion industry: “Pro-abortion forces are considered above the law — including putting women and children in danger.” She points to recent cases such as Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s house of horrors, the dangerous clinics in Birmingham, Alabama and Jackson, Mississippi, and the utter lack of care for safety in clinics from Texas, to Illinois, to Delaware. “This is the true nature of the abortion industry, and we desperately need more prosecutors with the courage to stand up and enforce the law,” Cody says, and adds that “The person responsible for initiating the campaign of harassment against Mr. Kline is now in our nation’s capital as the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Shame on this Court and shame on Kathleen Sebelius.”

Ironically, today’s decision was foreshadowed when an irreverent legal clerk in the Kansas Supreme Court was tweeting inside information from the Kansas State Supreme Court courtroom during Kline’s November 2012 hearing, implying that the “fix is in” in the case against Kline. Cody asks, “What can Phill Kline do now? Can you imagine having to go back before this court to reinstate your law license? At least today’s decision was not announced by a law clerk’s tweet.” Copies of suspended court clerk Sarah Peterson Herr’s tweets from the courtroom during Phill Kline’s hearing have been posted here.

Today’s decision from the Kansas Supreme Court is posted here.

Background on the case is available here.

Phill Kline earned national attention when, as Attorney General of Kansas, he investigated and charged abortion providers in his state for their failure to report suspected child sex abuse. Although his actions were closely scrutinized, and the existence of probable cause was confirmed at every step in the process, Kline was subjected to years of opprobrium and character assassination led by political enemies within the Kansas Government.

While Kline served as district attorney in 2007, a district judge reviewed Kline’s evidence and found probable cause to believe that Planned Parenthood committed 107 criminal acts, including falsifying abortion records to cover up illegal late-term abortions. Kline filed charges against Planned Parenthood the next day. Kline’s dogged investigation and prosecution of Planned Parenthood for these illegal acts and for its cover-up of the statutory rape of young girls contributed to the abortion giant being defunded by some states and local governments, and even endangered its receipt of federal funding.

Though no longer serving in public office in the state of Kansas, Kline’s enemies have not been content to let him go quietly on with his life. Over the past six years they have repeatedly claimed that he violated the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct. Last year, a panel of the Kansas Disciplinary Administrator made findings that Kline breached the Rules of Professional Conduct in ten instances. The panel recommended indefinite suspension of Kline’s license to practice law in the State of Kansas. Note that the Disciplinary Panel served at the discretion of the Kansas Supreme Court, which consisted largely of appointees of pro-abortion Governor Kathleen Sebelius.

Kline and his attorneys, supported by LLDF, stated the ethics complaint was politically motivated and Kline filed exceptions to the claims. Kline’s filings forced five of the seven Supreme Court justices to recuse themselves from Kline’s case, which was argued before a reconstituted court in November 2012. During the hearing held at the Supreme Court, a law clerk working with the Kansas Court of Appeals publicly tweeted derogatory comments about Kline and predicted that Kline would lose his law license. The attorney has since been fired and the Court announced that it would investigate its attorney staff for unprofessional conduct and bias. That investigation is still pending.

The criminal charges against Planned Parenthood were dismissed after it was learned that the administration of then-Governor Kathleen Sebelius destroyed records under criminal subpoena implicating Planned Parenthood of criminal conduct. The Sebelius Administration was never investigated for its conduct.

Tattoo Wars: Can a Waiting Period Prevent Stupidity?

Maybe DC bureaucrats can add mandatory spell check to the 24–hour tattoo waiting period.

Maybe DC bureaucrats can add mandatory spell check to the 24–hour tattoo waiting period.

District of Columbia leftists have been so generous in providing ideas for negative columns; it’s only fair to compliment them when they do something positive. Currently the District of Columbia Health Department is proposing a mandatory 24–hour waiting period before getting a tattoo. I think making prospective tattoo customers pass a Breathalyzer and recite the alphabet backward would be a good idea, too, since it combines a sobriety and I.Q. test.

As gratifying as this waiting period is, it’s still mystifying. Why draw the line here? The extent of cultural decay that gets a pass in the District is breathtaking, so what makes getting a tattoo worthy of regulation?

It’s true that throughout history tattoos have been associated with less desirable elements including pirates, cannibals, the SS and neo–Nazis, but guilt by association is never an issue in DC. You have only to count the number of politicians at the various alternative lifestyle ‘pride’ parades to know that.

Trendies use a tattoo to declare themselves ‘edgy’ without the accompanying inconvenience of joining a para–military organization or abandoning their vegan diet.

Still, just the mention of a waiting period was enough to motivate the Washington Post to interview those opposed.

Paul Roe, who owns a tattoo parlor, is quoted as saying, “It’s honestly ridiculous. Why not 24 hours’ waiting time before shaving your head?” (This points out the danger of the uncreative mind attempting to construct a metaphor on the fly. Unless Roe is using henna tattoos his marks are permanent, whereas even the worst haircut eventually grows out.)

Roe’s trump card against any new rules is two words: Breaking bad. “Simple regulation is effective regulation,” he said. “Overregulation will kill the profession and drive it underground and make it less safe for everybody.” Evidently the tattoo industry is as fundamentally lawless as meth dealers and abortionists. At the first hint of government oversight everyone threatens to head for the nearest alley and bring out the coat hangers.

Actually I’m not a total anti–tattoo fanatic. I can see the need for a medicinal tattoo on Alzheimer’s patients (name, address, phone number, next of kin and the GPS coordinates of the assisted–living home) for those awkward times when grandpa is found wandering in the median wearing grandma’s pajamas.

My view of ‘decorative’ tattoos is the same as my wife’s. She believes getting a tattoo is like wearing the same tee–shirt every day for the rest of your life.

Marcela Onyango told the WaPost that she had been pondering getting her late mother’s birth year — 1961 — etched on her rib cage for the last three years. Naturally, she thinks waiting an additional 24 hours constitutes an outrage. Although she might wish she’d delayed even longer if a future armed robber mistakes those four digits for her PIN number.

William O’Sullivan contributed an opinion piece where we learn that in the tattoo subculture “there seems to be an unspoken code not to talk about them [tattoos].” Another bizarre case of flaunting something in public you don’t want people to notice.

It’s like the time I was walking through a casino and a woman passed by who was featuring her pulchritude in an outfit with a plunging neckline.

Since I’m weak and a sinner, my attention was irresistibly drawn to that canyon. Simultaneously, my wife poked me in the ribs and the woman’s companion gave me a hostile look. “Hey,” I protested in defense, “if you don’t want people to look at the merchandise, keep it out of the display case!”

While Virginia only regulates tattoos for those under 18, the DC waiting period will apply to everyone regardless of age. And about time, too, since it looks like AARP may soon be offering a tattoo discount.

Darlene Nash, a 57–year–old grandmother, told the WaPost her tattoos are for a dead sister, two granddaughters, her mother and friends who died of cancer. This epidermal notice board is located on her shoulder blades so everyone behind her on the ladder to the water slide can pause and consider mortality.

Evidently there is a lot of commemoration going on. In the same article the owner of Maryland tattoo parlor says older customers “often want to commemorate a milestone, such as the death of a spouse, the birth of a grandchild, a marriage or a divorce.” Looking at it that way, the ink saves time and gas in the long run, because you won’t feel guilty for not visiting mom at the cemetery; and it lasts a lot longer than a mylar birthday balloon.

The Posties also discovered Myrna Armstrong, a tattoo culture professor who has comforting news for older hipsters. She says since the over–55 set already has saggy skin there’s no need to worry about the tattoo wilting. It’s like buying a pre–shrunk shirt. The tattoo–wanting senior just has to find an ‘artist’ skilled enough to ink on the fleshy equivalent of a grocery bag.

It could be the DC Dept. of Health is on the leading edge of a body ink backlash. The Army is considering a ban on any tattoo on the forearm, below the knee or above the neckline and it will require the removal of “offensive” tattoos.

I only wish the District would expand activities covered by a waiting period. Right now the authorities require a waiting before you can buy a gun, but it’s step–right–this–way if you want an abortion. It seems only consistent to expand the wait period to abortion, too. Because although a gun purchase may sometime result in an innocent death, an abortion purchase is designed to result in an innocent death.

Life begins… well, that depends on the feelings of the parents

Before my husband and I got married, we had a very long conversation about love. He asked me, “What is love to you?”

Being the typical woman, I became dreamy eyed, and began to describe that fluttering feeling in my heart. Before I could go any further, my extremely sarcastic, yet matter-of-fact husband-to-be interjected, “No, that’s heartburn. What is your definition of love?” I became a little bit frustrated, telling him he had interrupted my explanation.

With the patience of Job, this man that would soonbecome my husband explained to me that I had fallen into the trap that the entire world has fallen into. Love is not a feeling. Love is a verb- it is action!

The true definition of love is:

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”  1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Just as with love, the world’s definition of life has become subjective, and is now relegated down to a feeling! It doesn’t matter what truth says. All that matters are feelings! Sadly, and ironically, feelings are fleeting. How many people who profess their undying love to each other, forever, end up divorcing, often the circumstances are very nasty, deceitful, selfish and vile- the exact opposite of love.

So never-mind that the very same ones who become so excited when a micro-organism is discovered in outer space is “life”, yet a baby, which can be seen with modern medical technology at a very early age, is not life unless the “parent” who this child is living inside of, “feels” like it is life.

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Isaiah 5:20

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Misrepresenting The “Fetal Heartbeat” Texas Bill

Geoff Livingston (CC)

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 Certain parts of the Internet went started frothing at the mouth on Thursday and Friday over another Texas abortion bill. Think Progress wrote, Republicans were looking “criminalize abortion services after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.” Huffington Post wrote the glaring headline, “Six-Week Abortion Ban Introduced In Texas.” Salon said the bill would “face harsh criticism and fierce opposition from the thousands of Texans rallying against the Republican-controlled Legislature’s efforts to eliminate access to safe abortion care in the state.” Raw Story had a similar post.

 There are two problems with how House Bill 59 is being characterized:

  1. The bill won’t be debated this year: Republican State Representative Phil King released a statement saying there aren’t any hearings planned on the measure, and the bill won’t be considered until January 2015.

  2. The bill will probably never be law: The key text of the bill can be found in Section Two, where it says the subchapter can’t be enforced until the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe vs. Wade; a federal or state court restores, expands or clarifies the authority the states have on abortion; or an amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed restoring, expanding or clarifying the authority the states have on abortion.

 The Supreme Court isn’t expected to decide on abortion ever again, and it’s unlikely a Constitutional amendment will ever be passed. To Think Progress and Salon’s credit, they have edited their stories to point out Section Two of the bill. HuffPost and Raw Story have not.

 Similar outrage happened with Texas House Bill 2, where opponents claimed all abortion would be banned after 20 weeks and almost all abortion clinics in Texas would have to close. However, Subsection 171.046 says abortion can be done if “in the physician’s reasonable medical judgment,” there is a condition that affects the woman’s health or the child has severe fetal abnormality. Section 11, part b gives clinics until September 2014 to meet the new standards or else they won’t be allowed to perform abortions.

 It’s understandable the abortion issue (and any social issue) causes a ton of emotion. But people need to be armed with the facts, before debating the merits of a particular bill or law. If they don’t, then there’s no point to any debate because it will only end in harsh words, hurt feelings and damaged relationships.

Getting Hammered with Steve Hamilton and Stevie J. West

When: Friday, July 19, 2013

Where: The Studios at Casa de Hammy

Tonight: Hammy is out of town and Stevie has taken over The broadcasting studios of Casa de Hammy. We’re talking about the #Zimmerman verdict (becuase no one else is), the huge right to life victory in Texas, and the absolute cluster of disaster the Left has wreaked upon the once great city of Detroit. Join me! (And pester @e2pilot to call into the show for awhile)

 

In Defense of the Founders…

There are people all over the country – especially on college campuses – who love to criticize the Founders for holding slaves while claiming that all men are created equal.  But are the critics just as hypocritical?

Is the Earth Spinning in the Opposite Direction?

While celebrating the 4th of July, sitting around, thanking God for the freedoms that our forefathers fought and died for, I got a chill down my spine. You know, like the kind you get when it feels like there is someone else in the room with you but there really isn’t!

A recent study shows that almost 80% of Americans feel that our founding fathers would be very disappointed in where we are at today as a country.

As many of you know, I cover some pretty crazy stories on my radio show, stories that our founding fathers would be repulsed by. We now live in a country that supposedly considers the following things to be “bad”:
-Traditional Marriage
-Adoption
-Religion
-Strict adherence to the Constitution
-Conservatism
-Moral Values
-Child Innocence
-Self Reliance
-Parental rights

And these things to be “good”:
-Atheism
-Abortion
-Same Sex Marriage
-Polygamy (next)
-Loosely interpreting the Constitution
-Liberal Progressiveness
-Moral Relativism
-Child Sacrifice
-Government Reliance
Really? Some of you are saying, “Joe what have you been drinking all week?” Apple juice and water, because I refuse to drink the Kool-Aid being provided by the current administration and the progressives.

Do you need a few examples? Here’s a few of my favorites:

We have people picketing “equality for all”, but it’s not really for “all”. It’s only for everyone on the left. And is it really equality that they’re looking for, or something else?

In California the voters have now voted twice to protect traditional marriage. The Supreme Court, for clarity, did not rule it as unconstitutional. They ruled that the plaintiffs had no right to fight it. Period.
Supporters of same sex marriage crying “equality for all” said all they wanted was the same rights as married couples. Apparently they didn’t do their homework because in 1999 the California Legisloonies passed a law called the Domestic Partner law. This law is word-for-word the same as the marriage laws here in California. The only exception made a point of calling out “Man and Woman” in the marriage law and “Same Sex partners” in the Domestic Partner law. A progressive play on words or a lie? Did they not know they already had “equality” according to the law?

As LGBTQ groups fight for equal rights they really mean that they want to choose what rights “they” have and what rights “we” have. I use those words because “they” divide the words like that. The California Legisloonies decided that no matter what, business and government agencies will accommodate a person of the LGBTQ community. Sounds good. But let’s take a look at the transgender person on a high school campus.

If a person born with male body parts decides that they now want to live as a female while in high school, that young person now gets to share the girls locker room and bathroom while your 14+ year-old daughters get to be exposed a “different” lifestyle. And that young man, who is living as a young woman, gets to play soccer or volleyball or any other sport on an all-female team. Does that sound like its fair? I think not! Study after study shows that the physical abilities of males and females are different. Will we now change the Olympics to accommodate?

We are being barraged with laws, regulations, and mandates that go against our basic internal values as a country and a people.

We are becoming a society of “me”. If I‘m gay, you better do it my way or else you’re a “hater”. If I don’t want to work, you better take care of me. And if I do work, you better pay me what I want. If I chose not to take responsibility for myself, then the government needs to step in and give me that money or the abortion or whatever else I need. But don’t question me about what I’m doing or why. And definitely don’t dare to disagree with me.

These are not the principles that this country was founded on.
Sometimes it feels like the earth is spinning in reverse and the inmates are running the asylum! But just because a group is making the most noise does not mean that they are in the majority.

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Saturday Night Cigar Lounge July 6th

sncl_logocdnWhen:Saturday, June 29th, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific

Where: Saturday Night Cigar Lounge with Taylor on Blog Talk Radio

What: Saturday nights were meant for cigars and politics.

Hear Taylor and his co-host Liz Harrison talk about everything from the past week – from politics, to news, to books, and entertainment. Whatever comes to mind, and of course, sobriety is not likely.

Tonight: Taylor is back in Texas and loving it. Tonight he’s joined by Ashley Sewell (@TXTrendyChick) to talk the sport that is Texas politics, the abortion bills, Wendy Davis and David Murphy from the Texas Rangers.

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Abortion debate returns to Texas legislature

Governor Rick Perry has called another special session in Texas to consider the abortion issue again. Protesters on both sides of the debate swarmed around the state capital, in the hope of swaying the legislators inside.

As reported by the Washington Post:

Used with permission. Copyright Felicia Winfree Cravens

Used with permission. Copyright Felicia Winfree Cravens


With 30 days and the majority of state lawmakers on their side, Republicans are almost assured success as they seek to pass restrictions that would ban abortions starting 20 weeks after fertilization and require clinics performing the procedure to meet costly new requirements that could put many of them out of business.

“The Texas Legislature is poised to finish its history-making work this year by passing legislation to protect the unborn and women’s health,” Gov. Rick Perry (R) said in a statement.

In the first special session, the measure didn’t make it to the Senate for final approval until the last day, giving state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) the window — and the national stage — to filibuster the measure to defeat.

“I was lucky enough to be able to make the choices in my life that I knew would work for me,” Davis told supporters Monday, responding to Perry’s suggestion that, as a teenage mother herself, she should’ve “learned from her own example.”

The new versions of the bill — House Bill 2 by state Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker) and Senate Bill 1 by state Sen. Glenn Hegar (R-Katy) — are headed for committee hearings.

The “costly new requirements”, if the new bills are similar to SB-5, include requirements that all clinics has physicians on staff that also have privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the facility, and increased accountability for the clinics and their employees to ensure the safety of patients. Additionally, all penalties are levied against physicians and clinics, not patients. SB-5 cited fetal pain as the purpose of the legislation. It was not mentioned that according to the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute, 1.5% of all abortions in 2006 were performed after the 20-week limit being considered in Texas, or that complications increase significantly the longer a woman waits to have an abortion.

The risk of death associated with abortion increases with the length of pregnancy, from one death for every one million abortions at or before eight weeks to one per 29,000 at 16–20 weeks—and one per 11,000 at 21 or more weeks.

Used with permission. Copyright Felicia Winfree Cravens

Used with permission. Copyright Felicia Winfree Cravens

While protesters against this legislation may want to claim that they are for women’s health, objecting to increased oversight and accountability in clinics does not exactly square with that ideal. Also, given the low number of women that tend to have abortions at that stage of pregnancy, and the increased probability of complications, including death of the woman, the argument tends to fall flat. After the Kermit Gosnell case in Pennsylvania, it would have been hoped that all women, regardless of their opinion on abortion, would want to do anything to prevent similar situations from happening again, which is exactly what the current bill under consideration would do. Time will tell, but if there are no significant changes on the floor in the Texas legislature, this measure will undoubtedly pass, and will not be stolen again by an unruly mob.

What If They Held a Primary and Nobody Came?

VA Democrat Ticket: Two charisma–challenged white guys & a carpetbagger.

VA Democrat Ticket: Two charisma–challenged white guys & a carpetbagger.

The Washington Post finally got its primary and in typical leftist fashion, they approved of the candidate selection method that was both inefficient and cost taxpayers the most. Earlier this year the Posties criticized Republicans for using the convention method to choose their nominees — even though Lincoln was chosen by a convention and the Constitution was written at one.

The Post complained the 8,000 delegates that attended the Richmond convention were less than one percent of registered Republicans in the Commonwealth. And in fact, the editorial page was in such a snit over the Republican’s choice of a convention the page “did not make endorsements.” (Which explains all the black armbands on the convention floor being worn by former Bolling supporters.)

But an expensive Democrat primary where less than 3 percent of the voters bothered to make it to the polls is considered a triumph of participatory democracy on the Post editorial page. So now Virginia voters face the daunting prospect of a campaign spent listening to a lily–white ticket, composed of three middle–aged males that are obsessed with women’s reproductive organs.

And that’s just the Democrats!

Republicans in their “closed convention” somehow managed to choose the only minority on either statewide ticket, while a majority of Democrat primary voters refused to select either the Indian running for lieutenant governor (the sub–continent kind, not the Lone Ranger kind) or the black running for attorney general.

And talk about your social issue fanatics! Ralph Northam, the Democrat pick for lieutenant governor, ran a commercial before the primary where all he talks about is abortion. Northam declares, “There is no reason that a group of legislators, mostly men, should be telling women what they should and shouldn’t be doing with their bodies.”

Well that’s pretty definitive. But I have to ask: Does Northam’s declaration cover prostitution? Underage sex? Incest? Female–teacher–on–underage–male sex abuse? Flashing? Where, exactly does Northam draw the line?

Northam supporters keep mentioning that “he is the only physician in the VA Senate” as if that gives him special standing. But Northam is one of those doctors who have a loose interpretation of the Hippocratic Oath: First, do no harm. In Northam’s office you have to be large enough to hand over the co–pay before you are accorded the rights of a human being.

While Republicans Ken Cuccinelli and E. W. Jackson are talking about creating jobs and growing the economy, Northam advocates de–regulating abortion clinics and fighting passage of a bill that would grant “personhood” status to an unborn baby.

Northam’s ‘an abortion in every pot’ platform is particularly relevant when one remembers that the Posties have declared war on Jackson — who happens to be of the black persuasion — for his accurate, completely true remark that Planned Parenthood has been “far more lethal to black lives” than the Ku Klux Klan.

The WaPost responds by analogizing that, “Abortion rates in the United States are higher for African Americans and Hispanics than for other groups. That reflects the fact that those groups tend to have higher rates of unwanted pregnancies. To blame the incidence of abortion on the clinics that provide abortion services is like blaming stores that sell cigarettes for the fact that too many Americans smoke.”

This analogy is only accurate if the government is buying smokes for the underage and poor, while simultaneously discouraging abstinence.

At the victory celebration, Northam came this close to talking about an issue that would attract independents and soft Republicans, before he lapsed into pube–speak, “This state, in order to have business, in order to welcome people, we need to be inclusive. That starts with stopping the attack on women, the assault on the (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) community.”

Northam’s obsession with divisive social issues, instead of pocketbook issues, means that if you’re looking for a job in an abortion mill, Northam’s your man, otherwise it’s time to start listening to the Republicans.

Mark my words, during this election the Republican ticket will be talking about jobs, taxes and transportation, while the Democrats travel the state brandishing the bloody coat hanger and accusing the GOP of concentrating on “divisive social issues.” Psychiatrists call it projection.

Meanwhile the WaPost will be doing it’s best to drive E.W. Jackson out of the race. Right now the focus is on financial problems. Jackson was behind on his taxes and has filed for bankruptcy in the past. He is now current on all his tax bills, which puts him ahead of the 1,289 Treasury Department employees who collectively owe $9.3 million in back taxes.

Jackson also regrets his bankruptcy, “It was painful. It was difficult. It was embarrassing. I don’t like the idea of not paying off debts.” Compare Jackson’s situation to that of Democrat nominee for governor, Terry McAuliffe. He convinced the taxpayers of Mississippi to give his GreenTech company $7 million in “growth and prosperity” tax exemptions and another $8 million in grants, loans and land in return for building a factory, creating jobs and manufacturing “green” cars.

According to the Wall Street Journal, “…GreenTech looks to be a lemon…there is no evidence the company is manufacturing any cars…(it) has yet to begin building its flagship factory in Tunica. GreenTech is the latest proof…the political class is adept at hooking up cronies and investors with taxpayer dollars. But creating jobs? No can do.”

Rather than be tied down by bad publicity and previous commitments, McAuliffe resigned from GreenTech and walked away from all obligations, while Jackson stayed to face his.

But Jackson’s real sin, as far as the Posties are concerned, is that he’s a Tea Party conservative. Jackson has escaped the Democrat Leftist plantation, once again pointing out the need for the Fugitive Minority Act (co–sponsored by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid) that would return ideological escapees to the Democrats for re–education and relieve the media of dealing with off–message minorities that do not support amnesty, abortion and alternate lifestyles.

Equality for Everyone? Not quite!

 

Ever read or hear about the book “Men Are From Mars, Woman Are From Venus”? I haven’t actually read it, but I have heard from enough people to have a basic grasp of the premise. It basically lays out the differences between the sexes and how they complement each other. The book explains how to work from within those differences to live a great life together. It talks about the differences in the way each feel value. Men need to feel respected in order to accept the love from his wife and women need to know they are loved to give themselves totally into the relationship. Equal needs expressed in different ways coming together to make for a great relationship.

Pretty simple, equality. So let’s add some sand to this well-oiled machine. The book was written 21 years ago. How times have changed. In order for real equality to be served, we need an updated, “Men Are From Mars and Other Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus and, Well, Other Woman Are From Venus”.

The original booked was hailed as a great work that helped millions of couples, but according to today’s “equalists” the book is useless. The premise of the book is how to get the opposite sexes to relate to one another the way nature intended. How not to see the differences as impediments but as catalysts to make the relationship more solid and how you have to have the differences for the relationship to flourish. How does this work in a same sex relationship? The original book falls apart and becomes useless. Is nature confused? Are we confused? I say we are!

Recently, a man was charged with murder for giving his girlfriend a drug that caused her to have an abortion. She didn’t want to have one and told him she would raise the child alone, he didn’t need to be involved financially or physically. He didn’t want a child, nor did he want her to have it. If the tables were turned and she didn’t want it but he did and she had the abortion against his will, no murder charges would have been filed there.
Just to summarize, it’s a life if he objects to it and chooses to abort, but it’s a blob of cells if she objects and chooses to abort. Equality? And the, “it’s her body” argument doesn’t hold up because it’s the baby’s body to! You can’t have it both ways.

Recently, a young man was told he could not pray at the end of the commencement ceremony because one parent complained citing that they were at a public ceremony paid for by tax dollars. He agreed not to pray. However, a few sentences into the speech he started to recite the Lord’s Prayer and, to the surprise of that one parent, an overwhelming majority of the students joined in and recited with him!
The prayer ended to thunderous applause and 99% percent were quite happy. When the voice of one person outweighs the desire of the community as a whole is that Equality? I think not.

A New Hampshire high school graduate and recent boot camp graduate was barred from wearing his Marine Corps uniform in lieu of the traditional cap and gown. The young man had worked hard to make sure he had his credits done in time to leave early to go to boot camp, pass boot camp and get back for graduation. The school board, in my opinion, made a terrible mistake not allowing him to do so. No reward for his hard work. However, if he was a transvestite, would they have allowed him to dress as a woman, wear the female gown, wig, high heels, and so on? I have seen some graduations where the rainbow colors were worn as a scarf or the gown itself. And this is Equality? How?

Finally, based on a report by Britain’s Department for Education and Skills some schools are no longer teaching about the Holocaust in history lessons so as not to offend Muslim students. The report, titled “Teaching Emotive and Controversial History”, also notes that teachers don’t lessons covering The Crusades because it contradicts what is taught in local mosques.

Truth is truth. Why are they altering history? History is not always comfortable. In fact, it’s often ugly.
But it’s also important not to forget it.

The Muslims (like the Christians) went around in The Crusades and massacred people who would not convert. It’s true! It really happened. Millions of Jews were killed in the Holocaust. It’s true, and the fact that you’re offended doesn’t make it any less true. In this case, they don’t want to offend Muslims, but accommodating Muslims, they offend the Jews. Equality? I think not.

It seems that equality is what some people (usually those on the political left) deem it to be
and everyone else can, well, go pound sand!

And so I say, equality for everyone, not quite!

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