Category Archives: Pro-Life

Famous atheist Richard Dawkins says it’s our moral duty to kill the mentally retarded

“In a world without God, everything is permitted.”
-Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

In addition to exterminating millions of Jews, Nazi Germany also killed gypsies (Romani), Christians (Edith Stein and Maximilian Kolbe are examples), the physically handicapped, and the mentally retarded, including those with Down Syndrome.

Now a famous atheist, 73-year-old British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, says it would be “immoral” not to abort a baby with Down Syndrome, which is another way of saying it is our moral duty to kill those with Down Syndrome.

Richard Dawkins, 73

Richard Dawkins, 73

Dustin Siggins reports for LifeSiteNews that in an exchange on Twitter on August 20, 2014, Dawkins wrote that choosing not to abort a child with Down Syndrome would be “uncivilized” and “immoral.”

The conversation began when Dawkins tweeted that “Ireland is a civilised country except in this 1 area.” The area was abortion, which until last year was illegal in all cases in Ireland.

A Twitter user named Aidan McCourt asked Dawkins if “994 human beings with Down’s Syndrome [having been] deliberately killed before birth in England and Wales in 2012″ was “civilised.”

Dawkins replied: “Yes, it is very civilised. These are fetuses, diagnosed before they have human feelings.”

Dawkins tweet

Later, Dawkins said that “the question is not ‘is it ‘human’?’ but ‘can it SUFFER?’”

In perhaps the most shocking moment, one Twitter user wrote that s/he “honestly [doesn't] know what I would do if I were pregnant with a kid with Down Syndrome. Real ethical dilemma.”

Dawkins advised the writer to “abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice.”

According to Dawkins, the issue of who should be born comes down to a calculation based upon possible suffering. “Yes. Suffering should be avoided. [The abortion] cause[s] no suffering. Reduce suffering wherever you can.”

It is estimated that in many Western countries the abortion rate of children diagnosed in utero with Down syndrome is 90%, or even higher. The development of new and more accurate tests for the condition has raised concerns among Down syndrome advocates that that number could rise even higher.

Although it is widely believed that people with Down syndrome are doomed to a life of suffering, in one large survey 99% of respondents with Down syndrome said they were “happy.” At the same time, 99% of parents said they loved their child with Down syndrome, and 97% said they were proud of them.

Only 4% of parents who responded said they regretted having their child.

Scientist though he is, Dawkins is simply wrong about fetuses babies in the womb not feeling pain. It is now well-established that 20 weeks into a pregnancy, unborn children can feel pain. Likewise, unborn children have emotional reactions to external stimuli — such as a mother’s stress levels — months before being born.

In other words, the unborn baby DOES suffer when he or she is aborted.

Finally, if “suffering” — as conjectured and determined not by the sufferer but by “scientists” like Dawkins — is the criterion for killing someone, then we might as well bring back Hitler and the Nazis.

Didn’t you know that the Nazis fervently believed that, in exterminating millions of human beings, they were doing good by eliminating the sub-human (Untermensch) so as to prevent them for polluting the human gene pool?

See also “Atheist Richard Dawkins says nothing wrong with pedophilia.”

~Eowyn

Scientists now admit many vaccines were made with cells from aborted babies

This is a follow-up on a post I did in 2011, “Aborted Human Fetal Cells in Your Food, Vaccines & Cosmetics.”

After decades of ignoring the issue, scientists finally are acknowledging that many vaccines were made with cells from aborted fetuses babies.

We must ask ourselves about the morality of vaccines — whether the end justifies the means.

When we treat human beings, albeit very small human beings, as things — as mere means to our ends — we’ll soon discover that all human life is cheapened and objectified, including our own.

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The dark story of immortality

Michael Cook | MercatorNet | 22 August 2013

After decades of ignoring the issue, Nature, the world’s leading science journal, has finally acknowledged that creating life-saving vaccines from tissue from aborted foetuses is a deeply controversial ethical issue.

In 1964, an American researcher obtained cells from a Swedish foetus aborted because her mother already had enough children. He coaxed them into multiplying into a cell line which he called WI-38. Since they were normal and healthy, they were ideal for creating vaccines. Two years later, scientists in the UK obtained cells from a 14-week male fetus aborted for “psychiatric reasons” from a 27-year-old British woman. This cell line is called MRC-5.

It is undeniable that the vaccines made from WI-38 and MRC-5 cells have saved millions of lives. Scientists have made vaccines against rubella, rabies, adenovirus, polio, measles, chickenpox and shingles, as well as smallpox, chicken pox and hepatitis A.

But protests by opponents of abortion have been largely ignored by the scientific community. If you Google “vaccines” and “abortion”, only Catholic groups, right-to-life organisations and sites warning about the dangers of vaccinations mention the topic. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention barely alludes to it even though it has abundant information on vaccines. A website called Vaccine Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics fails to mention it.

The reason is clear: vaccines save lives and the abortions happened a long time ago. Get over it. Who cares? “At the time [the fetus] was obtained there was no issue in using discarded material. Retrospective ethics is easy but presumptuous,” says Stanley Plotkin, the American scientist who developed the rubella vaccine. “I am fond of saying that rubella vaccine has prevented thousands more abortions than have ever been prevented by Catholic religionists.”

But now even Nature – which supports abortion rights and reproductive technology – has expressed its misgivings. “More than 50 years after the WI-38 cell line was derived from a fetus, science and society [have] still to get to grips with the ethical issues of using human tissue in research,” its editorial declared in June.

What has changed?

If you could single out a reason, it would be the intensely moving 2010 best-seller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. This book has nothing to do with abortion, but it highlights the deep respect, almost sacredness, that the body of a human person must command, even something as insignificant as discarded tissue.

Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman who was 31 when she died of cervical cancer in 1951. Cells from her tumour became the first human cells cultured continuously for use in research. HeLa cells have helped to make possible some of the most important medical advances of the past 60 years, including modern vaccines, cancer treatments, and IVF techniques. They are the most widely used human cell lines in existence. More than 300 scientific papers are published every month using HeLa cells.

There is no question about their usefulness – but were they obtained ethically? Is it ethical to continue using them?

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks raises disturbing questions which transcend “usefulness”. Henrietta Lacks was poor and black. Her children, it seems, are even poorer. A doctor at Johns Hopkins removed her cells without asking her. He cultivated the cells without informing her. He distributed the cells without asking permission of her family. Companies became rich by using her cells without paying royalties. Her family only learned that their mother’s cells had been scattered around the world in 1973. Their complaints were ignored for many years – after all, they were only poor, uneducated black folks.

No one cared about the woman called Henrietta Lacks who was overdosed with radium, who died leaving five children behind, one of them an epileptic housed in a filthy, chaotic institution called The Hospital for the Negro Insane. Some people even thought that HeLa cells originated with a woman named Helen Lane. Her daughter wrote in a diary, “When that day came, and my mother died, she was Robbed of her cells and John Hopkins Hospital learned of those cells and kept it to themselfs, and gave them to who they wanted and even changed the name to HeLa cell and kept it from us for 20+ years. They say Donated. No No No Robbed Self.”

It was only earlier this year that the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) negotiated an agreement with the family. All researchers who use or generate full genomic data from HeLa cells must now include in their publications an acknowledgement and expression of gratitude to the Lacks family.

Incredibly, despite all the publicity, scientists continued to ignore the concerns of the Lacks family. Just a few months ago, German researchers published the first sequence of the full HeLa genome. This compromised not only Henrietta Lacks’s genetic privacy but also her family’s. (The researchers have removed the sequence from public view.)

The story of HeLa cells, in short, is twofold: a story of towering scientific achievement and a story of exploitation by ambitious and callous scientists.

Less famous, but even more important, says Nature, have been WI-38 cells [from an aborted Swedish fetus baby]. HeLa cells multiply prolifically, but they are cancerous. WI-38 cells are healthy and normal and have been used to develop vaccines against rubella, rabies, adenovirus, polio, measles, chickenpox and shingles. Their origin is even more controversial than the dark story of Henrietta Lacks.

In 1962 a Swedish woman who was four months pregnant had a legal abortion because she did not want another child. The lungs of the foetus were removed and sent to Philadelphia. At the Wistar Institute for Anatomy and Biology they were minced up, processed and cultured by Leonard Hayflick. He had been culturing cells from aborted foetuses for years, even though abortion was technically illegal in Pennsylvania at the time, except for medical emergencies.

Leonard Hayflick examines WI-38 cells which were derived from an aborted Swedish girl.

After he successfully multiplied the WI-38 cells, Hayflick created more than 800 batches and distributed them freely around the world to drug companies and researchers. He eventually quarrelled with Wistar authorities because he thought that his contribution was being ignored. Without permission, he took all the remaining batches to California and his new job at Stanford. This led to years of bitter legal battles over who owned the cells. No one worried about where they had come from.

The abortion connection is beyond dispute, although, as Nature points out, “until now, that story has failed to reach the broad audience it deserves.” As in the Henrietta Lacks case, no informed consent was given by the Swedish mother. Her identity is known but she refuses to talk about the case. The doctors involved are all dead. A Swedish medical historian told Nature that in Sweden, “research material like tissues from aborted fetuses were available and used for research without consent or the knowledge of patients for a long time”, both before and after consent rules were tightened later in the 1960s.

The drug companies and institutions which have used WI-38 deny that there are serious ethical concerns either with the use of cells from aborted foetuses or with the lack of consent.

The institution which has examined this issue most closely is the Vatican. In 2005 it released a meticulously researched study of the ethical issues involved in using vaccines which had been developed with tissue from aborted foetuses. Even though it contended that parents could have their children vaccinated with a clear conscience, it did not dismiss the question as irrelevant or absurd. On the contrary, it concluded that “there is a grave responsibility to use alternative vaccines and to make a conscientious objection with regard to those which have moral problems.”

And it said that the existing situation was completely unjust. “Parents… are forced to choose to act against their conscience or otherwise, to put the health of their children and of the population as a whole at risk. This is an unjust alternative choice, which must be eliminated as soon as possible.”

What is the way forward?

I am writing from suburban Sydney which long ago lost its connection to the Aboriginal tribes who once lived here. Yet at every civic ceremony we acknowledge the memory of the Cammeraygal and Wallumedegal peoples. It is a form of reparation for the dispossession, disease and death which carried them away, leaving neither names nor descendants.

Doesn’t the story of Henrietta Lacks suggest that drug companies should do something similar with their vaccine products? From now on, the NIH says, scientists who use HeLa cells must include “an acknowledgment and expression of gratitude to the Lacks family for their contributions”.

Why shouldn’t drug companies and researchers who use the WI-38 (or the MRC-5 cells) do the same? “This vaccine was developed with the cells of a Swedish child who was aborted in 1964. We are grateful for her contribution and grieve at her absence.”

H/t California Catholic Daily

To find which vaccines are morally acceptable go to Children Of God For Life.

See also:

~Eowyn

Remarkable cancer cure story using ADULT stem cells

Mattaniah Eytan

Mattaniah Eytan is the founding director of a distinguished law firm in the S. F. Bay Area.

In 2007 when he was 67 years old, much to his surprise because he was feeling well, he was diagnosed with leukemia.

Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells which usually begins in the bone marrow and results in high numbers of abnormal white blood cells. These white blood cells are not fully developed and are cancerous, immature white blood cells called lymphoblasts. Symptoms may include bleeding and bruising problems, feeling very tired, and an increased risk of infections — which are all due to a lack of normal blood cells. Diagnosis is typically by blood tests or bone marrow biopsy.

He was advised by expert oncologists that there was no cure. In fact, all treatment alternatives were strictly palliative and sometimes worse than the symptoms of the disease.

After extensive review of medical literature and relying on a strong gut feeling, Eytan underwent outpatient allogeneic nonmyeloablative stem cell transplantation (NST) at the International Center for Cell Therapy and Cancer Immunotherapy (CTCI) in Tel Aviv.

Remarkably, the treatment was a complete success, with no remaining evidence of disease and no residual side effects. Eytan has since returned to manage his office and enjoys routine life in California.

This is one example of leukemia treated at an early stage of the disease, where cure was accomplished without a single overnight hospital stay. (While receiving treatment, Eytan stayed in a hotel near the Tel Aviv beach.)

Thankfully, the stem cells used were not fetal stem cells, but adult stem cells donated by Eytan’s brother.

~Eowyn

Godless California

Has California lost its mind?

Over the last six years, California lawmakers, almost all of them Democrats, have seized the mantle of Hope and Change to enact some of the wackiest and most dangerous legislation in decades.

The Correctional Law Amendment Bill, SBx3 18, sponsored by Democrat Denise Moreno Ducheny, authorized the early release of more than 27,000 California prison inmates. With the state’s 70% recidivism rate, those 27,000 early releases translate into 18,000 new crimes.

In a written statement condemning SBx3 18, the Republican Caucus wrote: “Among the inmates who could be eligible for early release under the Democrat plan include felons convicted of human trafficking, stalking, identity theft, violent child abuse, and threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction.”

SBx3 18 passed the California Senate by a 21-19 vote, with all 15 Senate Republicans voting against it, and all but 4 Democrats voting in favor. It was signed into law in October of 2009 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Already, at least four murders, including the stabbing death of a young mother on Hollywood Boulevard, have been attributed to the early release of prisoners through SBx3 18.

Democrat Mark R. Leno sponsored SB 48, the Requires Teaching Gay History Bill. SB 48 requires public schools and textbooks to portray homosexuality in a positive light, and issues a warning to “alternative and charter schools” to “take notice of the provisions in this bill.”

In other words, say goodbye to the heroic deeds of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Douglas, and say hello to the sexual exploits and lifestyles of Oscar Wilde, Ellen Degeneres, and Chaz Bono.

Nowhere does this bill mention the enormous cost to taxpayers to rewrite and reprint all of the state’s textbooks and school materials, and who will receive that money. Nor does it mention the huge consulting fees, also at taxpayer expense, paid to “experts” within the homosexual, transgender, and cross-dressing communities in order to rewrite all those textbooks and school materials.

SB 48, a thinly disguised attempt to force homosexuality, cross-dressing, and transgenderism past parents and into the minds of children, passed the California Senate by a vote of 23-14, with all 14 “no” votes coming from Republicans, and all 23 “yes” votes coming from Democrats; passed the California House by a vote of 50-26, with all 26 “no” votes coming from Republicans, and 49 Democrats and 1 Independent voting “yes”; and was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. It is now mandatory teaching for grades K-12.

In 2010, Democrat Sandra R. Swanson sponsored AB 1756, the Food Stamps for Felons Bill. AB 1756 states that it will “provide that a person convicted of any drug felony shall be eligible for aid under the Food Stamp program…”

AB 1756 passed the California House by a vote of 44-31, with 27 Republicans voting “no”, and 43 Democrats and 1 Independent voting “yes”.

Democrat Christine Kehoe sponsored SB 1338, a bill that would allow nurses and other non-physicians to perform dangerous suction abortions, a procedure in which the fetus’s body is torn apart. Thankfully, SB 1338 failed on a 4-4 vote in the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee, but was resurrected as AB 154 by Democrat Toni Atkins.

Despite meticulous documentation proving that gun control laws increase violent crime, California Democrats have introduced at least nine new bills over the last two years aimed at confiscating guns from law-abiding citizens.

As bad as all of the preceding California Senate and Assembly bills are, perhaps the worst one of all is AB 1266, Pupil Rights, sponsored by Democrat Tom Ammiano. AB 1266 states: “This bill would require that a pupil be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs; and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records.”

In other words, boys and girls, grades K-12, sharing bathrooms and showers at the same time.
AB 1266 passed the California Assembly by a vote of 46-25, with all Republicans voting “no”.

If you’re reading this and wondering how California Democrats can be so dumb, the answer is they’re not. Every move they make is calculated to advance a specific leftist agenda. Hollywood, the media, and big money are all on their side.

It’s fashionable today to claim there’s no difference between Republicans and Democrats, but as these bills demonstrate, the difference is huge.

California: take away the fruits and flakes, and all that’s left are the nuts.

Abortion is the real War on Women

Liberals and feminists (overlapping categories) insist that women should have the “right” to kill the unborn because it’s the woman’s right to do with her body as she pleases and no male “patriarchy” rules over her. Blah, blah, blah.

So it is sobering to read the following shocking statistics from an article by Dwight Kehoe, “Birth of a Feminist,” August 6, 2014, in TPath.org.

~Eowyn

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Research, data and facts compiled by TPATH:
Some interesting research, polling and interviews, all of which cast a dark shadow on the prospect that abortion rights equate to women, not having men tell them what they can or must do with their bodies.

Remember, the vast majority of abortions, and don’t forget even early abortions, are very serious medical operations.  They are dangerous and intrusive and as you can see below, on most occasions not the choice of the woman.

Some facts that may disturb the feminist:

  • 72% of unwed abortions for women 17 or younger are done by order of the girl’s father, a male.
  • 21% of those abortions are encouraged by the teen’s boyfriend not ready to settle down or take responsibility for a child.
  • Less than 5% of those teenage abortions were decided on without the girl being coerced into it.
  • More than half of teenage girls say they would rather have had the child than abort it.
  • Not including medical issues related to pregnancies, 66% of the time it’s the husband who makes the decision to abort and pressures the wife to do so.
  • An astounding 50% of married or partnered women say they would not have aborted their child if it had not been demanded or encouraged by their husbands or boyfriends.

Here are some more male dominated facts:

  • 91% of doctors who provide abortions on a regular basis where abortions encompass 40% or more of the procedures they perform, are men.
  • 99% of doctors who provide abortions where 85% of their work is abortions, are men.
  • Except for some categories of some very specialized surgeons, abortionists and abortion clinics are the most highly paid and profitable.
  • Malpractice insurance is much lower for abortion doctors than the average doctor coverage.  This may be because only one of the two on the operating table needs to survive.

More male/female abortion facts and the true war on women:

  • Every week in America more than 4,000 children are aborted.  Records show that the sex of the aborted child is recorded.  On average, females are ejected from the womb almost 62% of the time.  Extending these numbers out, over 31 million little girls have met a male abortionist and his suction hose, prior to taking a first breath.
  • American families planning for just one child have practiced “gender selection” abortions until tests show a male child has been conceived.
  • In China, where the ruling Communist Party, made up of nearly all men, have instituted the “one child” law. As a result, 98% of all first time abortions are performed to rid the uterus of a female child.
  • Some researchers coming back from China have reported that almost every school appeared to be “boys only”.  When he asked where the girls only schools were, he was informed there were none nor were there boys only schools.  It just looked that way because there are no little girls.

For all those Feminists, born of the past or those who are about to take that path, supposedly in support of women who would refuse to allow a male to decide what they can or cannot do with their bodies, they may want to rethink whether it’s the male abortionist or the one who chooses life, who is the most invasive.

Pattern of Misconduct: Woman Suffers Abortion-Related Medical Emergency

The good "doctor"...

The good “doctor”…

Operation Rescue:  An African-American patient of the notorious late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, 72, was transported to the hospital after suffering a medical emergency at Germantown Reproductive Health Services in Germantown, Maryland, on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

This represents the EIGHTH known medical emergency for which Carhart has been responsible since March, 2012. The recently injured women include Jennifer Morbelli, who died on Feb. 7, 2013.

“Medical emergencies at Carhart’s two abortion locations are becoming more frequent. His age and grueling travel schedule compound the risks to women, who are paying for his mistakes with their health and sometimes their lives,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Our complaints in Maryland are falling on deaf ears while woman after woman is transported to emergency rooms where Carhart isn’t even allowed to enter. The public safety emergency created by Carhart’s shoddy practices has reached crisis proportions.”

In addition to the Germantown office, Carhart also conducts abortions at his run-down abortion facility in Bellevue, Nebraska. Operation Rescue has documented the following incidents involving life-threatening complications suffered by Carhart’s abortion patients.

• July 2, 2014, Germantown, MD: African-American abortion patient transported to hospital.
March 4, 2014, Germantown, MD: Patient hemorrhaged after 2nd trimester abortion complications.
November 30, 2013, Bellevue, NE: Patient suffered 2nd trimester abortion complications.
November 26, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient required emergency surgery. (Video with 911 recording)
July 9, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient hemorrhaged. (Video with 911 recording)
February 7, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient Jennifer Morbelli died of 3rd trimester abortion complications. (Autopsy Report)
March 31, 2012, Bellevue, NE: Patient heard moaning and screaming during 911 call (Video with 911 recording.)

Multiple complaints have been filed with the Maryland Board of Physicians. The most recent asked the MDBP to take a fresh look at Carhart in light of the previous seven medical emergencies. Nearly identical complaints were filed simultaneously with medical boards in Nebraska and Indiana, where he also has operated.

Nebraska and Indiana responded with letters confirming that they are investigating or considering investigating Carhart. Maryland responded with a letter as well, closing the complaint without investigation.

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Senate Democrats’ bill will remove all restrictions on abortion – past, present & future

This is why, instead of Democrats, I call them Demonrats.

Various states of our disUnited States of America have been making progress on protecting the lives of the unborn. But if Senate Demonrats have their way, all that progress will be obliterated by one bill.

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Senate Demonrats held a hearing on S. 1696, a bill that wipes out virtually every pro-life law across the country, including state laws that came into play in Pennsylvania that held late-term abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell accountable for killing babies who were born alive and killed during a gruesome late-term abortion procedure.

S. 1696 has the deceptive Orwellian title of the “Women’s Health Protection Act” even though it revokes protections for women and their unborn children. Instead, the bill would be far-reaching in how it would topple virtually every pro-life law passed in states across the country.

The bill has been heavily promoted by pro-abortion activist groups since its introduction last November, although it has been largely ignored by the mainstream news media. S. 1696 has 35 Senate cosponsors, all Demonrats, including 9 of the 10 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. The chief sponsor of the bill is Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Ct.).

Richard Blumenthal

S. 1696 is an updated and expanded version of the old “Freedom of Choice Act” that was championed by Barack Obama when he was a senator. The new bill would invalidate nearly all existing state limitations on abortion, and prohibit states from adopting new limitations in the future, including various types of laws specifically upheld as constitutionally permissible by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Among the laws that the bill would nullify are:

  • Requirements to provide women seeking abortion with specific information on their unborn child and on alternatives to abortion.
  • Laws providing reflection periods (waiting periods).
  • Laws allowing medical professionals to opt out of providing abortions.
  • Laws limiting the performance of abortions to licensed physicians.
  • Bans on elective abortion after 20 weeks.
  • Meaningful limits on abortion after viability.
  • Bans on the use of abortion as a method of sex selection.
  • Invalidate most previously-enacted federal limits on abortion, including federal conscience protection laws and most, if not all, limits on government funding of abortion.

The above laws that would be nullified by the truly diabolical S. 1696 generally have broad public support in the states in which they are enacted, including support from substantial majorities of women.

During the Senate hearing, Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee, told lawmakers that the bill is a radical departure from laws that have helped stopped late-term abortions and helped hold abortion practitioners like Gosnell accountable:

“Dr. Kermit Gosnell of Philadelphia is only the most notorious recent example of a certain type of abortion provider who flourishes under the aura of political immunity generated by pro-abortion advocacy groups in some jurisdictions. There are many others who have demonstrated repeatedly that they should not be allowed anywhere near pregnant women or their unborn children, some of whom have been operating in multiple states for many years, shielded from real accountability by the timidity of state officials who are weary of offending the abortion industry and the political activist groups that fly cover for that industry.”

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins says his group opposes the bill for similar reasons:

“Senator Blumenthal’s bill is extreme and out of touch with the views of millions of Americans on both sides of the abortion debate. It is deeply troubling that the Senate Judiciary Committee would consider a measure that puts vulnerable women in greater danger by undermining clinic health standards that are grounded in common sense. The measure even revokes laws requiring abortionists to be licensed physicians and any restrictions on late-term abortions. These laws are vital to avoid a future Kermit Gosnell house of horror. It is my hope that the Senate reject this bill and instead work to protect unborn children that can feel excruciating pain from abortion, and pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, S. 1670, sponsored by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).”

ACTION: Contact your senators and urge STRONG opposition to the bill.

Sources: Life News of July 14 and July 15, 2014

H/t FOTM’s Sig94

~Eowyn

Remembering that first 4th of July

Today, July 4, 2014, is the 238th anniversary of America’s Declaration of Independence.

Most of us have the day off from work, and we’ll be celebrating with a barbecue or picnic.

But the best way to celebrate the day is by remembering that first Fourth of July in 1776, when 56 men convened in a hot stuffy room in Philadelphia to deliberate on and sign the Declaration of Independence.

There are 3 parts to this post:

  1. An evocative narrative of that day in 1776
  2. The Declaration of Independence
  3. What happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration

It was a glorious morning. The sun was shining and the wind was from the southeast. Up especially early, a tall bony, redheaded young Virginian found time to buy a new thermometer, for which he paid three pounds, fifteen shillings. He also bought gloves for Martha, his wife, who was ill at home.

Thomas Jefferson arrived early at the statehouse. The temperature was 72.5 degrees and the horseflies weren’t nearly so bad at that hour. It was a lovely room, very large, with gleaming white walls. The chairs were comfortable. Facing the single door were two brass fireplaces, but they would not be used today.

The moment the door was shut, and it was always kept locked, the room became an oven. The tall windows were shut, so that loud quarreling voices could not be heard by passersby. Small openings atop the windows allowed a slight stir of air, and also a large number of horseflies. Jefferson records that “the horseflies were dexterous in finding necks, and the silk of stockings was nothing to them.” All discussing was punctuated by the slap of hands on necks.

On the wall at the back, facing the president’s desk, was a panoply — consisting of a drum, swords, and banners seized from Fort Ticonderoga the previous year. Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold had captured the place, shouting that they were taking it “in the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress!”

Now Congress got to work, promptly taking up an emergency measure about which there was discussion but no dissension. “Resolved: That an application be made to the Committee of Safety of Pennsylvania for a supply of flints for the troops at New York.”

Then Congress transformed itself into a committee of the whole. The Declaration of Independence was read aloud once more, and debate resumed. Though Jefferson was the best writer of all of them, he had been somewhat verbose. Congress hacked the excess away. They did a good job, as a side-by-side comparison of the rough draft and the final text shows. They cut the phrase “by a self-assumed power.” “Climb” was replaced by “must read,” then “must” was eliminated, then the whole sentence, and soon the whole paragraph was cut. Jefferson groaned as they continued what he later called “their depredations.” “Inherent and inalienable rights” came out “certain unalienable rights,” and to this day no one knows who suggested the elegant change.

A total of 86 alterations were made. Almost 500 words were eliminated, leaving 1,337. At last, after three days of wrangling, the document was put to a vote.

Here in this hall Patrick Henry had once thundered: “I am no longer a Virginian, sir, but an American.” But today the loud, sometimes bitter argument stilled, and without fanfare the vote was taken from north to south by colonies, as was the custom. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted.

[Source: "The Americans Who Risked Everything," by Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr. - father of talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh, III]

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The Declaration of Independence

The Want, Will and Hopes of the People

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

John Hancock

New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts:
John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut:
Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York:
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey:
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania:
Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware:
Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland:
Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia:
George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina:
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia:
Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

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The Fate of the Signers

Even before the list was published, the British marked down every member of Congress suspected of having put his name to treason. All of them became the objects of vicious manhunts. Some were taken. Some, like Jefferson, had narrow escapes. All who had property or families near British strongholds suffered.

Of those 56 who signed the Declaration of Independence, nine died of wounds or hardships during the war. Five were captured and imprisoned, in each case with brutal treatment. Several lost wives, sons or entire families. One lost his 13 children. Two wives were brutally treated. All were at one time or another the victims of manhunts and driven from their homes. Twelve signers had their homes completely burned. Seventeen lost everything they owned. Yet not one defected or went back on his pledged word. Their honor, and the nation they sacrificed so much to create is still intact. [from "The Americans Who Risked Everything"]

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Friends, on this Independence Day, never forget the sacrifices so willingly undertaken by these 56 bravehearts. Let us take up the challenge and make sure that the dream they began 238 years ago be never extinguished. 

God Bless America!

~Eowyn

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce welcomes baby killer

The Chamber of Commerce of Richfield, MN, will be throwing a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 30, 2014, to welcome a new business to the city of 35,228!

This is what the new business will do in Richfield, an inner-ring suburb of Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

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The business is the Orwellian-named baby-killing Planned Parenthood.

Here’s the breathless from barely-contained excitement announcement on the website of the Chamber of Commerce of Richfield, MN:

Name: Ribbon Cutting – Planned Parenthood MN, ND, SD

Date: June 30, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Planned Parenthood MN, ND, SD
                    6527 Lyndale Avenue South – Richfield

Event Description:

Join us as we welcome Planned Parenthood to Richfield! The new clinic will ​replace the Centro de Salud clinic in midtown Minneapolis which has been a hub for Spanish-speaking patients since 2000, serving more than 2,500 patients each year with expert care in a compassionate, nonjudgmental environment.

This exciting development will increase access to much-needed health care and education services in South Minneapolis and enable Planned Parenthood to serve their Spanish-speaking patients even better than before.

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is an important part of a business’ overall marketing and advertising plan and is a great way to kick-off a grand opening of a business. It offers an opportunity to meet key leaders in the community and get acquainted with neighbors and Chamber members.

Hitler would be so proud.

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~Eowyn

I Love People, I Despise People

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I Love People, I Despise People

I love all of my brothers and sisters. But I also despise them.

I love their kindness and the smiles on their faces. I despise their lack of intelligence and their refusal to face reality.

I love their children and their belief in goodness. I despise how easily manipulated they are by the masters of media.

I used to love to entertain them and hear their praise. I despise how they allow themselves to be duped by the artificial emotions of Hollywood and Madison Avenue, and led like puppets to their own destruction.

I love how my brothers and sisters embrace God and religion. I despise how they abandon their principles to justify their desire for abortion and sin. (How can anyone who believes in God and Heaven vote for a candidate who isn’t pro-life? Don’t they know that abortion is a one-way ticket to hell?)

I love humanity. I despise humanity.