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States that restrict abortion have lower maternal mortality rates: Mexican study

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LifeSiteNews: An international team of medical researchers comparing maternal mortality rates and abortion laws in 32 Mexican states claims it has disproven the claim of abortion promoters that easy access to abortion will reduce maternal deaths.

Comparing 14 states with constitutional protection for the unborn with 18 states with varying degrees of permissiveness over 10 years, the Chilean-Mexican-American team found that the less permissive states had a maternal mortality rate 23% lower, and a post-abortive mortality rate “up to” 47% lower.

Team member Dr. John Thorp of the University of North Carolina medical school said in a video released along with the study that it “pretty much refutes the conventional wisdom” that freer access to abortion will reduce maternal fatalities because abortions will be done in safe conditions.

The research director, Dr. Elard Koch, director of the sponsoring MELISA Institute and an associate researcher with the University of Chile’s faculty of medicine, said in the same video that the study does not show “making abortion laws less permissive will automatically decrease maternal deaths.”

But what it does show is that more difficult access to abortion has none of the negative impact on death rates claimed by organizations such as Planned Parenthood and the Guttmacher Institute.

At the same time, the study shows that states with more permissive laws had higher rates of violence against women. Meanwhile, those states with less permissive laws regarding abortion provided better prenatal care, more skilled maternity staff, and better emergency obstetrics.

Out of 10 factors examined, the one bearing the strongest relationship with reduced maternal mortality rate (MMR) was the mother’s literacy and education levels, which bring knowledge about pre-birth health and hygiene and dispel counter-productive folk “wisdom.” Less permissive states had better literacy rates.

Thorp said the results were not a surprise.  A similar study tracking Chilean MMR through several changes back and forth in abortion laws showed the same factors correlating strongly with a reduced MMR, especially female literacy maternal and access to modern medicine. It also showed that legal abortion access had little to no relevance.  Thorp also noted a study comparing abortion laws and the rate of complications arising from abortions in 23 U.S. states also showed that tighter abortion laws went with fewer complications.

Other factors the study found to be related to higher maternal death rates were “Poverty, malnutrition, and exposure to infectious diseases during the fertile age of women increase the risk of maternal death,” according to Sebastián Haddad, MD, a researcher at the Universidad de Anáhuac in Mexico.

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Southern Poverty Law Center Puts Dr. Ben Carson on “Extremist” List

From Newsmax:

Southern Poverty Law Center Puts Ben Carson on ‘Extremist’ List
Sunday, 08 Feb 2015 08:14 PM
By Greg Richter

The Southern Poverty Law Center has included likely 2016 presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson in its “Extremist Files.”

According to Carson’s page on the SPLC’s website, the retired neurosurgeon is included in the list because of his opposition to gay marriage.

The “Extremist Files” includes other people listed because they are “Anti-LGBT” or are members of the “Patriot Movement.” It includes people such as Louisiana politician David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, as well as number KKK members, neo-Nazis, white nationalists, Christian identity advocates and skinheads.

The SPLC says that after Carson made a speech condemning the Affordable Care Act at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, he soon “was appearing as the keynoter at a rash of right-wing and hate group gatherings, linking gays with pedophiles, comparing the U.S. to Nazi Germany and endorsing biblical economic practices for 21st century America.”

It uses a set of quotes to back up its claims, including:

“Marriage is between a man and a woman. It’s a well-established pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA [North American Man/Boy Association, a group advocating pedophilia], be they people who believe in bestiality — it doesn’t matter what they are, they don’t get to change the definition.” — Interview on Fox News’ “Hannity,” March 26, 2013

“[I]f we can redefine marriage as between two men or two women or any other way based on social pressures as opposed to between a man and a woman, we will continue to redefine it in any way that we wish, which is a slippery slope with a disastrous ending, as witnessed in the dramatic fall of the Roman Empire.” — “America the Beautiful: Resdiscovering What Made This Nation Great,” 2012 book written with Candy Carlson

“Obamacare is really the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery. And … in a way, it is slavery.” — Values Voter Summit, Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 2013

“I mean [our government and institutions] are very much like Nazi Germany. … You know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they really believe.” — Quoted by Breitbart News, March 12, 2014

“What we need to do is come up with something simple. And when I pick up by Bible, you know what I see? I see the first individual in the universe, God, and he’s given us a system. It’s called a tithe.” —Endorsing a flat tax for all Americans, White House Prayer Breakfast, Feb. 7, 2013

The SPLC, based in Montgomery, Alabama, describes itself as a civil rights organization, and includes on its “Hate Map” what many on the right consider to be simply conservative groups, including the Family Research Council.

That group was targeted by a gunman in August 2012 who found the group through the SPLC’s “Hate Map.” He had intended to shoot people and throw Chik-Fil-A sandwiches on them because of their opposition to gay marriage. He shot a guard, who then subdued him.

http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2013/03/16/black-neurosurgeon-dr-ben-carson-at-cpac

5 reasons why you shouldn’t buy those Girl Scouts cookies

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It’s that time of the year again.

Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) is beginning its annual cookie sales drive and Girl Scouts are out and about, trying to get you buy their cookies.

Here are 5 reasons NOT to buy those cookies:

1. Girl Scouts promote Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States

See “Abortion accounts for 94% of Planned Parenthood’s for-profit business.”

Judie Brown, president of the American Life League (ALL), America’s oldest Catholic pro-life education and advocacy group, warns: “The Girl Scouts was once a trusted organization dedicated to character building in young girls and women. Now, GSUSA is abusing that trust. Most parents and grandparents remain painfully unaware the GSUSA has introduced so-called ‘family planning’ ideology in its curriculum and promotes groups like Planned Parenthood to our daughters and granddaughters.”

For its part, the American Family Association (AFA), with its several million constituents and special divisions like OneMillionMoms.com which specifically work to influence corporate America, asks us to consider what Girl Scouts USA supports with the money from sales of their cookies. In a statement on its website, AFA says: “It’s hard to say no to those little girls in the green and brown sashes, but buying Girl Scout cookies serves only to further facilitate a very liberal pro-abortion agenda.

Christy Volanski of LifeNews.com, whose two daughters are former Girl Scouts, warns us not to be fooled by Girl Scouts’ assurance that the national organization has no partnership with Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States. Not only does GSUSA laud Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger as an “eloquent woman” to young girls, GSUSA is part of several organizations, including the coalition for Adolescent Girls and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, which advocate for abortion.

On March 5, 2004 on NBC’s Today show, Kathy Cloninger, Girl Scouts CEO from 2003-2011 admitted that some local Girl Scout councils partner “with Planned Parenthood organizations across the country to bring information-based sex education programs to girls.”

Some examples of local Girl Scout groups that “work with” Planned Parenthood:

  • Girl Scouts of Northern California refers “at risk” girls to Planned Parenthood for help with “family planning.”
  • Girl Scouts of San Diego featured a Planned Parenthood “Community Engagement Manager” as a speaker.
  • Girl Scouts of Western New York works with Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups in programs aimed at tween/teen girls “to reduce teen pregnancy.”

Here are 4 more reasons NOT to buy Girl Scouts cookies.

2. Girl Scouts promote pornOGRAPHY

The Girl Scouts council in Waco, for 14 years, has worked with Planned Parenthood to put on a sex conference called “Nobody’s Fool” for girls in grades 5 to 9. Among materials distributed at this conference in 2003, was a graphic book called It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing up, Sex, and Sexual Health, containing images deemed too obscene for prison inmates. Here’s a video describing the pornographic book.

In 2010, GSUSA sponsored a a workshop with several other groups at the U.N. during its Commission on the status of women. It was a girls only event and adults were barred. Among the materials available to participants was a booklet called, Healthy, Happy and Hot: a Young Person’s Guide to Their Rights, Sexuality and Living with HIV — a graphic piece of porn for children that “there are lots of different ways to have sex and lots of different types of sex….Just have fun, explore, and be yourself.” The booklet even tells kids they need not tell their sex partners if they have HIV and encourages “safer sex” and “safe abortion.”

3. Girl Scouts also extol communists, radical feminists, and lesbians.

Read more here.

4. Most of the money from cookie sales does not go to the Girl Scout troop

A girl’s troop keeps an average of just 10 to 20% of the money she collects from selling cookies. The local council receives an average of 65 to 75% of the money collected by all local troops. The biggest profiteer from those cookie sales is Girl Scouts USA, which collects a royalty payment based upon its licensed trademark on every box of cookies produced. With approximately 200 million boxes of cookies sold annually, this amounts to millions of dollars of funding for GSUSA every year. (From “Where Does the Cookie Money Go?“)

5. The cookies are high in calories and sugar

They also contain stuff you wouldn’t put in your cookies (partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, lecithin, caramel coloring) if you bake them yourselves. 

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So just say no to those cute little girls outside Walmart and Target, and tell the adults why.

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~Eowyn

Oscar nominee Julianne Moore is a gun-control pro-abortion atheist

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Here’s another Hollyweirdo to shun.

I’ve avoided anything with Julianne Moore in it ever since I made the mistake of watching The Hours, the repellent critically-acclaimed 2002 movie about three self-indulgent, utterly-selfish feminists women which garnered 9 Oscar nominations. Moore played a wife and mother who felt “suffocated” by her life in suburbia. So she abandoned her family in order to “find herself.” Her son grew up with abandonment issues and committed suicide.

Now I have 3 additional reasons to shun Moore.

I read this very long, butt-kissing puff piece by Stephen Galloway for The Hollywood Reporter so that you don’t have to read it. Here are the relevant excerpts, beginning with the sickening flattery:

Choosing to live in New York, she [Julianne Moore] has built an enviable private life, with a 19-year (and counting) relationship and two kids. On the career front, she has defied one of the truisms of Hollywood — that an actress is finished at 40 — and has done much of her best work since then: 2002’s Far From Heaven and The Hours and 2006’s Children of Men…. Moore also has established herself as a beauty and fashion icon, signing seven-figure deals with such brands as L’Oreal and Bulgari.

And so, at age 54, she finds herself very comfortable in the spotlight. She already has racked up Golden Globe and SAG Awards for her performance in Still Alice as a college professor suffering from early-onset dementia, and many Academy Awards prognosticators pick her as the favorite for best actress, which would be her first win in five career nominations….

“The idea that you’re the center of your own narrative and that you can create your life is a great idea,” she says…. “I totally believe it. I’ve been really lucky, but I feel I’ve completely created my own life.”

…She’s a writer, too: In 2007, she published the best-selling children’s book Freckleface Strawberry, and she now has a five-book contract with Random House (all works for children), with the first, Backpacks, due out in July.

…She says she makes friends readily. “I fell in love with Ellen Page,” she notes of her co-star in the upcoming Freeheld. “She’s a new friend. Ellen Barkin is an old friend. Anybody named Ellen.”

Despite her ease, she doesn’t want for strong opinions and has drawn angry responses to her tweets in favor of Planned Parenthood and gun control. “I get more reactions on Twitter about gun safety than anything else,” she says. “I don’t understand how we’re threatening the Second Amendment because we’re talking about gun safety rules. That, to me, is really shocking.”

…Turbulence is not unknown to her; she acknowledges that a peripatetic childhood left its share of instability, and she returns over and over to the theme of impermanence. She says she doesn’t believe in God and has a strong sense that meaning is imposed on a chaotic world.

“I learned when my mother died five years ago that there is no ‘there’ there,” she reflects. “Structure, it’s all imposed. We impose order and narrative on everything in order to understand it. Otherwise, there’s nothing but chaos.

More blah, blah, blah here.

Just remember if you fork over your hard-earned money to watch any movie or TV with Julianne Moore in it, or buy L’Oreal cosmetics or Bulgari watches, you are enabling her to use the media to spread her pro-abortion, gun control and atheist propaganda.

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~Éowyn

Why I Pray for the Man Who Calls Himself Obama

Why I Pray for the Man Who Calls Himself Obama

I don’t think that I have ever felt so much anger towards a single person as I do towards the man who calls himself Obama. When I think of the blatant destruction that he and his cabal of communist usurpers have brought to this country via illegitimate authority: the economic destitution, the destruction of sacred marriage, the persecution and attacks on conservatives and Christians, the ruined lives, the wrecked marriages, the murder of millions of babies, the deliberate tearing down of racial progress and the proliferation of racist policies and actions, etc., I am at a loss to come up with another person in my lifetime that more personifies the word evil.

Yet, I pray for the man.

Why? Because if there’s anyone who has done more to deliberately chart a course to his own eternal damnation in the fires of hell, it’s him. Yet I know that God loves him.

For the same reason, I pray for Holder, and Hillary, and Reid, and Jarrett, and Biden, and Pelosi, and Boxner, and Feinstein, and all the rest.

They are sowing the seeds of their own damnation. Yet God loves them.

I’ll admit, it’s hard to pray for these people. It takes effort. Yet the more I do it, the easier it becomes.

Perhaps one of them will be saved. Perhaps one of them will see the light and the errors of their ways. On the one hand, I’m not optimistic. On the other hand, I know that all things are possible with God.

Ambulance Transports 27th Woman from St. Louis Planned Parenthood Abortion Center

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plannedOperation Rescue: For the twenty-seventh time in the past five years, an ambulance arrived at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on Forest Parkway in St. Louis, Missouri, and transported a woman to a local hospital. A mobile medical center nurse manager with ThriVe, who was on the scene at the time, snapped a series of photos of the incident, which took place between 2 and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

“Notice no lights or sirens [were] on while the ambulance is idling and upon leaving: typical of each incident,” she reported, noting also that the ambulances’ lights and sirens are routinely turned off before they get to the Planned Parenthood parking lot.

A group of Planned Parenthood employees deployed a tan tarp to block a clear view from the street while the woman was wheeled out of the abortion facility to an awaiting ambulance.

It is a shame that while so many are showing concern for alleged racial policies within nearby police departments, there has been no concern shown for the disproportionate racial targeting of women for abortions by Planned Parenthood, which operates in a primarily minority neighborhood in St. Louis. Neither has there been any public demonstrations of concern for the dozens of mostly African-American women whose lives are being endangered by substandard practices and facilities at Planned Parenthood in St. Louis,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Attempts by Operation Rescue to obtain 911 records, which are usually considered public records, has been thwarted by city officials that appear to be protecting Planned Parenthood’s abortion business.

With the assistance of the Alliance Defending Freedom, Operation Rescue sued the St. Louis Fire Department in May, 2014, to obtain public information that was over-zealously redacted from 911 records it had received through the Freedom of Information Act. That case is pending.

The St. Louis Planned Parenthood is the last remaining abortion clinic in Missouri, which may explain the resistance to providing information that could potentially lead to regulatory board action that would damage or close Planned Parenthood’s abortion business.

An inspection done on the facility in January, 2013, revealed filthy conditions including rusty surgical tables, suction abortion machines, IV stands, and other equipment and “copious amounts of dust” everywhere. Other violations included poor or non-existent infection control protocols and expired, improperly handed drugs.

“We consider the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in St. Louis to be among the most dangerous abortion facilities in the country,” said Newman. “We are grateful to local citizens who have documented the long list of medical emergencies there so that the public can be made aware of the truth about the dangers of Planned Parenthood’s shoddy practices that routinely endanger the lives of women.”

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Lena Dunham: NPD or just a whacko actress?

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dunhamNarcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a  personality disorder in which a person is excessively preoccupied with personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity, mentally unable to see the destructive damage they are causing to themselves and to others in the process.

They have an exaggerated feelings of self-importance. They have a sense of entitlement and demonstrate grandiosity in their beliefs and behavior. They have a strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy.

NPD is characterized by an over-inflated sense of self-importance, as well as dramatic, emotional behavior that is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders.

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Daily Mail: Celebrities who participated in an online campaign included Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, and Ellen Page.

Earlier that same day, Lena posted a collage of all who had participated in the campaign, which revealed that Rashida Jones and America Ferrera all lent their star power. She captioned the montage: ‘These dream women stand for equality and justice. And they encourage you to vote November 4th.’

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For Kaling’s photo, Lena wrote: ‘The inimitable @mindykaling, a beloved voice for women and an angel in pink #iamwatching2014 #weheartplannedparenthood’. And for Poehler she made sure to pull a play on words, referencing her show Parks And Recreation: ‘The angel known as Knope #amypoehler #womenarewatching #weheartplannedparenthood’.

While Page got some love too: ‘More bold brave models tomorrow… But dream of Ellen Page tonight.’

Last month, Lena discussed her weight battle over the years telling People.com how she battled severe anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder because of unhappiness about her body as a child.

Her new book even has a whole chapter detailing the stringent food journal she kept in an attempt to lose weight when her acting career took off. She explained: ‘When I got out of college I thought, “What am I gonna do? No one’s gonna hire me, I’m a fat girl.“‘

‘My food intake was a hard thing to share publicly. A lot of my life and work is sort of about not succumbing to [those pressures], so it’s a little painful to go, “Oh but look, there was a time where this dominated every moment of every day”.’ Lena ended up in hospital at one point with ‘crazy stomach pains’ because of her restricted food intake, and consumption of laxative tea and coffee.

But the star says she now feels ‘special’ and credits her ‘incredibly supportive boyfriend’ Jack Antonoff, with helping her.

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This is the same girl who wrote in her new book about experimenting sexually with her younger sister. From Truth Revolt:

dunhamIn her newly published collection of personal essays, Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham describes experimenting sexually with her younger sister Grace, whom she says she attempted to persuade to kiss her using “anything a sexual predator might do.” In one particularly unsettling passage, Dunham experimented with her six-year younger sister’s vagina. “This was within the spectrum of things I did,” she writes.

In the collection of nonfiction personal accounts, Dunham describes using her little sister at times essentially as a sexual outlet, bribing her to kiss her for prolonged periods and even masturbating while she is in the bed beside her. But perhaps the most disturbing is an account she gives of an episode that occurred when she was seven and her sister was one. Here’s the full passage (p. 158-9):

“Do we all have uteruses?” I asked my mother when I was seven.

“Yes,” she told me. “We’re born with them, and with all our eggs, but they start out very small. And they aren’t ready to make babies until we’re older.” I look at my sister, now a slim, tough one-year-old, and at her tiny belly. I imagined her eggs inside her, like the sack of spider eggs in Charlotte’s Webb, and her uterus, the size of a thimble.

“Does her vagina look like mine?” “I guess so,” my mother said. “Just smaller.”

One day, as I sat in our driveway in Long Island playing with blocks and buckets, my curiosity got the best of me. Grace was sitting up, babbling and smiling, and I leaned down between her legs and carefully spread open her vagina. She didn’t resist and when I saw what was inside I shrieked.

My mother came running. “Mama, Mama! Grace has something in there!”

My mother didn’t bother asking why I had opened Grace’s vagina. This was within the spectrum of things I did. She just on her knees and looked for herself. It quickly became apparent that Grace had stuffed six or seven pebbles in there. My mother removed them patiently while Grace cackled, thrilled that her prank had been a success.

Dunham describes the book as a “work of nonfiction” in which “some names and identifying details have been changed.” She also states that she considers herself an “unreliable narrator,” which gives her some wiggle room on the truth of her accounts. As National Review‘s Kevin D. Williamson notes, this passage is “especially suspicious.” Clearly Grace’s prank is done with the expectation of her older sister “poking around in her genitals. … There is no non-horrific interpretation of this episode.”

Does she have NPD? Probably. Would explain why she fully supports Obama.

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