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You must register your unborn to visit White House

The Washington Free Beacon reports today (May 8, 2012) that the White House Visitors Office requires that an unborn child—still residing in utero—must be counted as a full human being when its parents register for a White House tour.

In an email sent to a Capitol Hill staff this morning, White House Visitors Office director Ellie Schafer explains the process for registering an unborn fetus for a White House tour:

We have received a number of calls regarding how to enter security information for a baby that has not yet been born.

Crazy as it may sound, you MUST include the baby in the overall count of guests in the tour. It’s an easy process.

LAST NAME: The family’s last name

  • FIRST NAME: “Baby” as a first name
  • MIDDLE NAME: NMN as in No Middle Name
  • DOB: Use the date you are submitting the request to us as their birthday
  • GENDER: if the parents know put that gender down if not, you can enter either M or F as we’ll ask you to update it at the time of birth
  • SOCIAL: As they will not have a SSN and are under 18, you will not need to enter this field.  Again if the spreadsheet asked for a social enter 9 zero’s (not the word nine zeros but 000000000 and yes it happens!)
  • CITIZEN/CITY/STATE: The citizen, city and state should be entered the same as the parents

Hmmm. Doesn’t registering the unborn baby makes him/her a person? After all, we’re not asked to register a piece of bodily tissue or worse, a parasite — which is what pro-abort feminists call the unborn inside a woman’s womb.

H/t FOTM reader Wade.

~Eowyn

Baby in womb protects mom from disease

“Ultimately though, to have a ‘right to life’ requires that one be an individual capable of living an independent existence. One must ‘get a life’ before one has a ‘right to life.’ A fetus is not a separate individual – it lives inside a pregnant woman and depends on her for its growth. In fact, the biological definition of ‘parasite’ fits the fetal mode of growth precisely, especially since pregnancy causes a major upset to a woman’s body, just like a parasite does to its host.” -Joyce Arthur, “The Fetus Focus Fallacy,” Pro-Choice Press, Spring 2005.

The baby growing inside a woman’s womb is a nuisance, just a piece of tissue, a parasite. That’s what the pro-choice pro-abortion crowd want us to think.

The dictionary defines “parasite” as “An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host.” Just like a tapeworm.

Tapeworm

But stunning new scientific evidence is showing that, far from being a nuisance, the “fetus” actually is a symbiote — the exact opposite of a parasite.

The baby growing inside a woman’s womb passes his fetal cells — embryonic stem cells! — to the mother, and those cells protect the mother from breast cancer and other diseases. More than that, the protective effect endures for the rest of the woman’s life — even if the woman had aborted killed the baby.

A baby at 4 months. Does this look like a tapeworm to you?

Peter Baklinski reports for LifeSiteNews, Jan. 4, 2012:

A standard pro-abortion argument hinges on the premise that a baby inside his mom’s womb attacks her bodily integrity. The developing baby is seen in this light as an intruder, a parasite, a threat to the woman’s autonomy. From this perspective the pregnant woman is viewed as being occupied. The only way she can continue to exercise her interest in bodily integrity, the argument goes, is to be liberated through the termination and expulsion of the invader.

But science paints a vastly different picture about the actual relationship between a baby in utero and his or her mother, showing that, far from being a parasite, the unborn child can help heal his mother for the rest of her life, as beneficial cells from the child pass into the mother’s body during pregnancy.

Science writer Jena Pinctott explores this relationship in her October 2011 book “Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?: The Surprising Science of Pregnancy.”

Science has been studying the phenomena of fetal cell microchimerism for more than 30 years, after researchers at Stanford University were shocked in 1979 to discover a pregnant mother’s blood containing cells with Y sex chromosomes. Since women only have X chromosomes, they concluded that the cells must have entered into her body from the male baby she carried within her.

Drawing on studies in biology, reproductive genetics, and epigenetics, Pincott outlined in her book what science has learned since the Stanford discovery.

“During pregnancy,” she wrote, “cells sneak across the placenta in both directions. The fetus’s cells enter his mother, and the mother’s cells enter the fetus.” Scientists have discovered, she said, that a baby’s fetal cells show up more often in a mother’s healthy breast tissue and less often in a woman who has breast cancer (43% versus 14%).

Pinctott pointed out that as the quantity of fetal cells in a mother’s body increase the activity of autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis decreases. She called the evidence “tantalizing” that fetal cells may offer the mother increased resistance to certain diseases.

One kind of fetal cells that enter into the mother’s body is the baby’s stem cells. Stem cells have what Pinctott calls “magical properties” in that they can “morph” into other types of cells through a process called differentiation. The baby’s fetal stem cells can actually become the mother’s own cells that make up her liver, heart, or brain.

In what any ethicist might declare to be legitimate ‘embryonic stem cell therapy,’ the baby’s fetal stem cells migrate to the mother’s injured sites and offer themselves as a healing remedy, becoming part of the mother’s very body. Pinctott writes that such cells have been found in “diseased thyroid and liver tissue and have turned themselves into thyroid and liver cells respectively.”

Pinctott calls the evidence “striking” that a baby’s fetal cells “repair and rejuvenate moms.”

Genetics specialist Dr. Kirby Johnson of Tufts Medical Center, Boston, and professor Carol Artlett, a researcher at Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University, back up Pinctott’s ideas. Their research shows that when a woman becomes pregnant she acquires an army of protective cells – what might be called a gift from her child – that remains with her for decades, perhaps till the end of her life.

Johnson and Artlett spoke to NPR’s Robert Krulwich in a 2006 interview.  In their research, Johnson found that a teaspoon of blood from a pregnant mother contained “dozens, perhaps even hundreds of cells… from the baby.” Science has shown that at the end of a mother’s pregnancy, up to 6 percent of the DNA in her blood plasma comes from her baby.

“One would expect them [the fetal cells in the mother’s body] to be attacked fairly rapidly. You would expect them to be cleared within hours, if not days. What we found is that that is not the case, not anywhere near the case,” Johnson said.

Artlett pointed out that even if a woman miscarries or deliberately aborts her child, the cells of the unborn child nonetheless remain with the mother, even for decades.

Both Johnson and Artlett defend the hypothesis that the baby’s fetal cells have a beneficent purpose, not to hurt the mother, but to protect, defend, and repair her for the rest of her life, especially when she becomes seriously ill. “There’s a lot of evidence now starting to come out that these cells may actually be repairing tissue,” said Artlett.

During the interview, Johnson told the story of one woman who was admitted into a Boston hospital with symptoms of hepatitis. She was an intravenous drug user with five pregnancies on record: one birth, two miscarriages, and two abortions. Johnson speculated that she would be carrying a lot of fetal cells.

In the process of examining her, the medical team performed a liver biopsy. A sample of her liver was sent to a lab to see if any fetal cells had congregated in the diseased area of her liver. What they found surprised them. “We found hundreds… and hundreds of fetal cells,” said Johnson, adding that they saw “literally sheets of cells, whole areas that seemed to be normal.”

Scientists are still trying to determine what causes the baby’s cells to work with the mother’s body in such a synergetic fashion.

Pinctott wonders how many people have left their DNA in a mother’s body. “Any baby we’ve ever conceived,” she concludes. Pinctott sees something “beautiful” in this. “Long post postpartum, we mothers continue to carry our children, at least in a sense. Our babies become part of us, just as we are a part of them. The barriers have broken down; the lines are no longer fixed.”

Perhaps it is not at all poetic to say along with Pinctott that a baby lives a lifetime in a mother’s heart and mind.

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Tears streamed down my face as I read this article….

Far from being a parasite on the woman’s body, from the moment of conception, the baby offers a precious gift to his mom — the gift of his own cells that heal and protect her from diseases for the rest of her life.

I’ll leave you with a quotable quote on abortion for all the Ayn Rand acolytes out there:

“One method of destroying a concept is by diluting its meaning. Observe that by ascribing rights to the unborn, i.e., the nonliving, the anti-abortionists obliterate the rights of the living.” – Ayn Rand, The Ayn Rand Lexicon.

Still think she’s wonderful?

~Eowyn

Obama’s Illegal Welfare Aunt Claims Victimhood

You read about her on Sept. 1: “Obama’s Aunt Says US Owes Her Citizenship.” Now listen to her whine for yourself.

Zeituni Onyango is Obama’s paternal aunt. In 2000 she came to the United States, illegally, and stayed on the taxpayer’s largesse — living in public housing, getting $700/month Social Security disability (although she’s never paid a dime into Social Security), and was recently awarded political asylum and citizenship. But we’re not told why, if deported back to Kenya, she would face political persecution.

When asked by her interviewer on her taking advantage of America’s generosity when so many legal immigrants and welfare applicants must wait in line while she leapfrogged over them, she responded that she wasn’t taking advantage of the system, “the system is taking advantage of” her! Isn’t the brazen insolent liberal parasite Entitlement Mentality grand?

My fellow taxpaying Americans, are you SICK of this? Have you had enough?

H/t ImpeachObamaCampaign.com and beloved fellow Tina.

~Eowyn

Giving America the finger