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First 2016 Votes: Iowa Caucus results

REPUBLICANS (Cruz):

Record turnout: 52% men; 48% women

  1. Cruz: 28%; 51,649 votes; 8 delegates; 29% men; 27% women
  2. Trump: 24%; 45,416 votes; 7 delegates; 25% men; 24% women
  3. Rubio: 23%; 43,132 votes; 7 delegates; 25% men; 21% women
  4. Carson: 9%; 17,393 votes; 3 delegates
  5. Paul: 4%; 8,478 votes; 1 delegate
  6. Bush: 3%; 5,235 votes; 1 delegate
  7. Fiorina: 2%, 3,483 votes; 0 delegate
  8. Kasich: 2%; 3,473 votes; 0 delegate
  9. Huckabee: 2% 3,344 votes; 0 delegate
  10. Christie: 2%; 3,278 votes; 0 delegate
  11. Santorum: 1%; votes; 1,783 votes; 0 delegate

Source: CNN

DEMOCRATS (tie):

43% men; 57% women

  1. Clinton: 50%; 24 delegates; 44% men; 53% women
  2. Sanders: 40%; 21 delegates; 50% men; 42% women
  3. O’Malley: 1%; 0 delegate

Source: CNN

ANALYSIS:

Polling data had shown Trump with a lead in Iowa for weeks. LifeNews attributes Cruz’s win over Trump to the former’s pro-life record.

According to ThinkProgess, less than a week before the Iowa caucus, Cruz gave the hundreds of Iowans at a rally a list of his pro-life actions as U.S. Senator and former Texas solicitor general, including efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood, enact parental notification laws, and prohibit partial-birth abortion. Cruz aimed some of his comments specifically at Trump, whom some question about the sincerity of his pro-life stance. Cruz said: “Every candidate in a Republican primary says they’re pro-life. That’s what you say in a Republican primary, regardless of the facts. The question we ought to ask is, don’t tell me that you’re pro-life. Show me. When have you stood up and fought to defend the right to life?”

9 days before the Iowa Caucus, on Jan. 23, 2016, Trump finally outlined his pro-life stance in an op/ed in Washington Examiner. He said America has gone astray because we have moved away from many of this country’s founding principles, most notably the right to life. He said he is pro-life with exceptions only for the very rarest abortions:

“Let me be clear — I am pro-life. I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me.”

~Eowyn

Planned Parenthood abortionist says she has a ‘god-given calling’

It’s one thing to make your living killing innocent unborn human beings.

But it’s evil of an even greater magnitude to lard over those killings by calling murder your mission from God.

That’s precisely what this revolting Planned Parenthood abortionist does.

Jill Meadows

Micaiah Bilger reports for Life News, Jan. 15, 2016, that abortion doctors — an oxymoron — are now using God as an excuse for killing unborn babies:

  • Mississippi abortionist Willie Parker defends his abortion practice with religious references, claiming his abortion career is “a ministry” and that the parable of the Good Samaritan inspired him to abort unborn babies.
  • Abortionist-in-training Carolyn Payne also recently wrote a column, claiming that her Christian faith motivated her to pursue a career as an abortionist.
  • In November 2015, pro-lifers in Chicago filmed an unnamed abortionist as she knelt and prayed on the sidewalk, thanking God that she can abort unborn babies.

The latest blasphemous abortionist is Jill Meadows, a Planned Parenthood medical director in Des Moines, Iowa, who says it is her “god-given calling” to kill unborn babies at Planned Parenthood.

In the wake of a series of undercover videos showing top Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted babies’ body parts, Meadows defended her abortion business in a letter to the editor of The Des Moines Register on January 5. This is her letter:

I am an abortion health care provider, and I am proud of what I do. It’s a privilege to be a positive presence in a person’s life at a time when she most deserves care and compassion.

Recently, a fraudulent video smear campaign against abortion providers was used to justify political attacks and violence against Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland does not participate in fetal tissue research, but not because we don’t believe it is important.

Fetal tissue research has led to medical therapy that has helped to save the lives of millions of people. As a premed student, when touring the labs at the University of Iowa, I learned that fetal tissue research had contributed to the development of a medication used to help infants born prematurely to breathe. This is just one example of the vital life-saving results of this type of research.

Planned Parenthood provides evidence-based, compassionate, non-judgmental, high quality, affordable reproductive health care. It is time for people who are anti-abortion to stop using terror, lies, hate rhetoric, misinformation and violence against us. Regardless, we will not be bullied and intimidated into abandoning the people who depend on us. I will continue to follow my conscience and God-given calling of being an abortion care provider. Our doors will stay open. No matter what.

Cheryl Sullenger, senior policy adviser for Operation Rescue, told LifeNews that “Meadows is known for aggressively defending late-term abortions. When going by her maiden name of Vibhaker, she sued with [late-term abortion doctor] LeRoy Carhart to defend the grisly late-term Partial Birth Abortion method that has since been banned in the U.S.”

Note: Both Barack and Michelle Obama support late-term or partial-birth abortions (“partial-birth” because advances in medical technology mean a baby in his/her third trimester is now viable outside of the womb). Moreover, when he was an Illinois state senator, Barack had thrice voted for infanticide by voting against the Born Alive Infant Survival Act.

All of which means that Jill Meadows claims she has a mission from god to abort babies for any reason through all 9 months of pregnancy. No matter what.

Hey, Jill Meadows. I suggest you take a good look at your so-called god:

Satan

But then you already know that.

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H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV

~Eowyn

Defiling God’s creation: Scientists are creating animal-human hybrids

In Greek mythology, the Chimera is a monstrous fire-breathing hybrid, composed of the parts of more than one animal.

Usually depicted as a lion, with the head of a goat arising from its back, and a tail that ends with a snake’s head, the Chimera was a sibling of the 3-headed demon-dog Cerberus and the many-headed serpent Hydra, sired by Typhon, the most fearsome monster of Green mythology, and his half-woman half-snake mate, Echidna.

Chimera

Now, unscrupulous scientists are fashioning even worse than Chimeras — animal-human hybrids — by injecting human stem cells into animals, to grow human organs for eventual transplant.

Antonio Regalado reports for Technology Review, Jan. 6, 2016, that some U.S. research centers are defying the federal government by attempting to grow human tissue inside pigs and sheep, with the goal of creating hearts, livers, or other organs for transplants.

Troubled by the ethics of growing human organs in farm animals because it involves adding human cells to animal embryos in ways that could blur the line between species, in September 2015, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reversed its earlier policy. The NIH announced it would not support studies involving “human-animal chimeras” until it had reviewed the scientific and social implications more closely. The NIH is concerned that animals’ “cognitive state” could be altered if they ended up with human brain cells.

The NIH action was triggered after it learned that scientists had begun such experiments with support from other funding sources, including from California’s state stem-cell agency. The human-animal mixtures are being created by injecting human stem cells into days-old animal embryos, then gestating the embryos in female livestock.

Based on interviews with three teams, two in California and one in Minnesota, MIT Technology Review estimates that about 20 pregnancies of pig-human or sheep-human chimeras have been established during the last 12 months in the U.S., though so far no scientific paper describing the work has been published, and none of the animals were brought to term.

At presentations made at the NIH’s Maryland campus in November, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte of the Salk Institute showed unpublished data on more than a dozen pig embryo containing human cells. Another researcher, from the University of Minnesota, provided photographs of a 62-day-old pig fetus in which the addition of human cells appeared to have reversed a congenital eye defect.

Recent breakthroughs in stem-cell biology and gene-editing techniques are enabling scientists to modify genes. Scientists can now easily change the DNA in pig or sheep embryos so that they are genetically incapable of forming a specific tissue. Next, human stem cells are introduced into the animal embryos, which then take over the job of forming the missing organ. The human organ would later be harvested from the animal for transplant into a human patient.

Daniel Garry

Daniel Garry

Daniel Garry, a cardiologist who leads a chimera project at the University of Minnesota, boasts, “We can make an animal without a heart. We have engineered pigs that lack skeletal muscles and blood vessels” which become “viable” and develop properly if a few cells are added from a normal pig embryo. Garry says he’s already melded two pigs in this way.

Garry is among the researchers who say they intend to defy the NIH policy. In November, he was one of 11 authors who published a letter criticizing the agency for creating “a threat to progress” that “casts a shadow of negativity” on their work.

More troubling still is the fact that Garry recently won a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Army, which funds some biomedical research, to try to grow human hearts in swine. That means one bureaucracy in the federal government, the Army, is working in direct violation of the policy of another bureaucracy, the NIH.

Human-animal chimeras are already widely used in scientific research, including “humanized” mice with a human immune system. Such chimeras are created by adding bits of liver and thymus from an aborted human fetus to a mouse after it is born.

The new line of research goes further by placing human cells into an animal embryo at the very earliest stage, when it is just a clump of a dozen cells in a laboratory dish. This process, called “embryo complementation,” is significant because the human cells can multiply, specialize, and potentially contribute to any part of the animal’s body as it develops.

Hiromitsu Nakauchi

Hiromitsu Nakauchi

In 2010 in Japan, stem-cell biologist Hiromitsu Nakauchi used the embryo complementation method to generate mice with a pancreas made entirely of rat cells. “If it works as it does in rodents,” he says, “we should be able have a pig with a human organ.”

But Japanese regulators were slow to approve Nakauchi’s chimeras—a “pig man” as critics put it. So in 2013, Nakauchi moved to the U.S. where no federal law restricts the creation of chimeras. Stanford recruited him with the help of a $6 million grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, a state agency set up a decade ago to bypass political interference from Washington.

To get around the image of chimeras as monsters, Nakauchi is touting how chimeras can produce human organs for transplant, especially if the human iPS cells introduced into an animal are the human patient’s own cells. Nakauchi says the resulting tissue or organ will actually be the patient’s, a kind of perfectly matched replacement part. Desperately ill people on organ waiting lists might someday order a chimera and wait less than a year for their own custom organ to be ready. “I really don’t see much risk to society,” he insists.

mouse-rat chimeras

Before that can happen, scientists will have to prove that human cells can really multiply and contribute effectively to the bodies of farm animals. That could be challenging since, unlike rats and mice, which are fairly close genetically, humans and pigs last shared an ancestor nearly 90 million years ago.

Pablo Ross

Pablo Ross

To find out, researchers in 2014 decided to begin impregnating farm animals with human-animal embryos, says Pablo Ross, a veterinarian and developmental biologist at the University of California, Davis, where some of the animals are being housed. Ross says he has transferred about six sets of pig-human embryos into sows in collaboration with the Salk Institute and established another 8 or 10 pregnancies of sheep-human embryos with Nakauchi. Another three dozen pig transfers have taken place outside the U.S., he says.

Ross says the studies at Davis began only after a review by three different ethics committees, and even then, the university decided to be cautious and limit the time the animals would be allowed to develop to just 28 days (a pig is born in 114 days) because “We don’t want to grow them to stages we don’t need to, since that would be more controversial.” At 28 days, the embryonic pig is only half an inch long, though that’s developed enough to check if human cells are contributing to its rudimentary organs.

ethical problems of animal-human hybrids:

1. The hybrid creatures might turn out to be a little too human for comfort, say ending up with human reproductive cells, patches of people hair, or higher intelligence. NIH ethicist David Resnik said during the agency’s November meeting, “We are not near the island of Dr. Moreau, but science moves fast. The specter of an intelligent mouse stuck in a laboratory somewhere screaming ‘I want to get out’ would be very troubling to people.”

Nakauchi began trying to make human-sheep chimeras this year. He says that so far the contribution by human cells to the animals’ bodies appears to be relatively small: “If the extent of human cells is 0.5%, it’s very unlikely to get thinking pigs or standing sheep. But if it’s large, like 40%, then we’d have to do something about that.” For his part, Ross says, “My view is that the contribution of human cells is going to be minimal, maybe 3%, maybe 5%. But what if they contributed to 100% of the brain? What if the embryo that develops is mostly human? It’s something that we don’t expect, but no one has done this experiment, so we can’t rule it out.”

2. Animal-human hybrids might be the perfect vehicles for animal diseases to mutate into forms that threaten humans. The chimera scientists may be creating the conditions for horrible plagues.

3. The use of tissue from aborted human babies as a source for the cells  introduced into animal embryos.

4. The callous, heartless, and cruel manipulation and use of God’s creatures for organ cultivation and transplant. Already, pig heart valves are in use for human heart valve replacement. But human-animal hybrids go much further.

“And I brought you into a plentiful land to enjoy its fruits and its good things. But when you came in, you defiled my land and made my heritage an abomination.” -Jeremiah 2:7

P.S. Minutes after this post was published, I received this disheartening email from Steve Quayle:

I’ve written about this for decades — most Christians, and people in general, could care less about this abomination.

~Eowyn

Baby Butchers at Planned Parenthood Endorse Hillary Clinton

Your tax dollars at work.

hillary clinton planned parenthood

The New York Times reported yesterday that Planned Parenthood has endorsed Hillary Clinton. From their story:

“Planned Parenthood, which has become an ideological minefield in the 2016 presidential election, said Thursday that it would endorse Hillary Clinton — its first endorsement in a presidential primary in the nonprofit’s 100-year existence. Mrs. Clinton will officially accept the group’s support Sunday at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H. “Everything Planned Parenthood has believed in and fought for over the past 100 years is on the ballot,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood.”

Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards tweeted the picture of Hillary as well as the following:

“Today, we’re proud to endorse .”

GOP candidates want to erase decades of progress for women: health insurance, birth control, abortion. We need her. In the White House.

“In : Why is the right choice for women’s & reproductive rights in 2016 →

“This election is much bigger than Planned Parenthood — it’s about a whole generation of people & their right to health care.”

“. understands the lives of women & has been fighting for them her entire life.”

In response to the last tweet, I asked Cecile the following: “Like those such as Broaddrick, Willey, Flowers, Lewinsky, etc.?” She chose not to reply to me. Shocker, not.

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Good Riddance: Lena Dunham’s HBO show “Girls” is finally ending

Now Dunham will have more free time to rally support for Planned Parenthood.

dunham2

Sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the Lena Dunham-Judd Apatow comedy will end its run after season six.

dunham

Created by and starring Dunham, Girls remains a cornerstone of the premium cable network’s original scripted programming and a staple of the cultural dialogue. The series was renewed for season five last January at its season four premiere party in New York; the comedy returns Sunday, Feb. 21.

Some of the "cultural dialogue" displayed on the show Girls

Some of the “cultural dialogue” displayed on the show Girls

Lena often show cased her naked body on the show. If you will miss seeing that, you can follow her Instagram account.

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The View’s Joy Behar says she’ll vote for a rapist or killer if he’s pro-abortion

Need any more evidence that pro-aborts are utterly amoral, spawn of the father of all lies?

Yesterday, Jan. 5, on the execrable ABC daytime talkshow The View, 73-year-old Joy Behar said that, regardless of what Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy did to women — raping and drowning, respectively — she would still vote for them because they “vote in my favor” for “women’s rights,” which include the right to abort.

Behar was born Josephina Victoria Occhiuto in Brooklyn, New York, to an Italian Catholic family. Her mother was a seamstress, and her father was a truck driver for Coca-Cola.

Joy Behar

Scott Whitlock of NewsBusters has the transcript from the discussion in The View of Jan. 5, 2015, beginning at the 11:02 mark:

JOY BEHAR: Hillary is in a quandary in my opinion, because she’s talking about violence against women and sexual harassment and all that stuff and her husband has a checkered past to put it mildly, so she is in a bind.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: He’s not perpetrated violence against women.

BEHAR: There are accusations.

GOLDBERG: That’s right. Accusations.

PAULA FARIS: There are accusations but there are three women that claim that he did things to them that they didn’t want. One of them is Paula Jones.

BEHAR: Remember her?

FARIS: Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey. They say that he either exposed himself to them, raped them or groped them. These are three accusations.

RAVEN-SYMONE: This has nothing to do with Hillary Clinton. It has nothing to do with that.

GOLDBERG: No, it doesn’t.

FARIS: He has denied all of those.

BEHAR: It puts her in a bind. On the other hand, it’s her policies that really matter. Like, Republicans have voted against the Violence Against Women Act. Now, that to me, is more important than anything that Bill Clinton did or didn’t do because it’s what she’s going to vote for, how she’s going to lead the country that matters more than that. On the other hand, he is a dog. Let’s face it.

BEHAR: People have to understand, it’s policy. Teddy Kennedy. Remember Chappaquiddick? Am I the oldest person in the room? Chappaquiddick.  I mean, a girl drowns and he abandons her and she drowned and women still voted for Teddy Kennedy. Why? Because he voted for women’s rights. That’s why. That’s the bottom line of it in my opinion. I mean, I don’t like either one of them, to tell you the truth, Teddy or Bill. They’re both dogs as far as I’m concerned. But I still will vote for Bill Clinton because he votes in my favor.

In other words, Joy Behar knows full well and publicly acknowledges that:

  • Ted Kennedy abandoned Mary Jo Kopechne, 28, to drown in Chappaquiddick.
  • Bill Clinton could well have sexually abused and raped Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, and other women.

But Joy Behar will still vote for them — or their proxy, Hillary Clinton — because they are for “women’s rights”.

That’s called a Faustian bargain, otherwise known as a pact with the Devil.

pact with the devil

Of course, Behar somehow missed the memo that the victims of Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton are all women, not to mention the fact that the girl babies who are aborted never have the chance to grow up to be women like Behar and her View co-hosts. What about their rights?

Has the thought ever occurred to Joy Behar, née Josephina Victoria Occhiuto, that her humble seamstress mother, Rose, could have aborted little Josephina? — and so spared the world of an aging harridan who misuses the public platform afforded by The View to promote the killing of innocent human beings.

To paraphrase Matthew 26:24:

“but woe to that woman by whom The Son of Man is betrayed; it would have been better for that woman if she had never been born.”

H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV

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~Eowyn

Happy New Year!

What can I say about the past year?

Were there any good news?

Gas prices went down, and will continue to. On the other hand, that’s because the OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia, are deliberately depressing prices so as to destroy the U.S. oil industry. So, I’m not sure that low gas prices really constitute good news.

The bad news were plenty, but none as horrible as the betrayal by the Republican Party.

Despite the GOP being elected to a majority of both House and Senate in 2014, Republicans sold us out by ending the year with passing the omnibus spending bill that gives Obama everything he wants by funding:

  • Resettling Syrian and other Middle East “refugees,” who are overwhelmingly Muslim and bringing the terrible flesh-eating leishmaniasis disease into America.
  • Planned Parenthood, despite all the undercover videos revealing the nationwide abortion mill’s venal murderous ways, with PP officials haggling over the price of unborn baby parts and discussing illegal partial-birth abortions.
  • Amnesty for illegals, who are pouring across our southern border in even larger numbers, as well as sanctuary cities and the release of criminal aliens.
  • Massive increase in H-2B visas for foreign labor used to displace American workers.
  • Obama’s climate change agenda.

What’s the point of having two political parties?

Disappointing though the past year has been, we simply must keep our fighting spirits up because 2016 is an election year. So let’s help each other. Agree?

Thank you for being our Fellowship of the Minds family.

May God have mercy on America,

~Eowyn