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Mississippi passes law to limit abortion at 15 weeks

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About a baby’s development at 15 weeks, from InfoBaby:

“This stage is very special, because many important organs of the fetal starts to develop. Central nervous system is developing, in the future it will have to control the whole body. The process of the development of the cerebral cortex and the division of nerve cells lasts one month. Therefore, you have to treat yourself very gently and carefully during the pregnancy.

The taste buds are already formed; the fetus now can clearly distinguish the taste of the mother’s food. If the fetus is male, at this term he starts to produce testosterone (male hormone).

At fifteen weeks the baby’s cardio-vascular system is developing rapidly, you can even see the vessels. The transparent skin of the fetus acquires reddish or pinkish color. The pigment of the hair color starts to appear. The heart is able to pump 20 liters of blood per day.

The intestines start to function well receiving the bile secreted by the liver, then feces are produced. The kidneys function well, and the fetus often exerts the urine in the amniotic fluids.

At the fifteenth week, lungs are developing through swallowing and spitting water. All the muscles of the baby are also developing actively. The glottis is now open as the voice cords are already formed.

The baby’s bones are growing and starting to get harder. The baby begins to move, turns and bump, opens and closes her fists, which contributes to the active development of joints and muscles. The hair begins to grow and thicken, the eye brows and eye lashes are forming and become visible.”

From The Guardian: Mississippi’s governor has signed the nation’s tightest abortion restrictions into law.

Governor Phil Bryant, a Republican, signed House Bill 1510 on Monday afternoon. It becomes law immediately and bans most abortions after 15 weeks’ gestation. Bryant has frequently said he wants Mississippi to be the “safest place in America for an unborn child”.

The law’s only exceptions are if a fetus has health problems making it “incompatible with life” outside the womb at full term, or if a pregnant woman’s life or a “major bodily function” is threatened by pregnancy. Pregnancies resulting from rape and incest are not exempted.

Abortion rights advocates are calling the law unconstitutional because it limits abortion before fetuses can live outside the womb. The owner of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, Diane Derzis, opposes the law and has pledged to sue.

Derzis said after the state legislature passed the bill earlier this month that if the governor signed it – adding: “Phil Bryant has never seen an abortion bill he didn’t like” – her clinic would be forced to turn away women who seek abortions after 15 weeks and refer them out of state, where the number of clinics is also dwindling in the face of legal and legislative challenges by a resurgent anti-abortion, religious right movement.

A legal challenge could set up a supreme court showdown over the 45-year-old landmark Roe v Wade case that legalized abortion in the US in 1973.

Mississippi, a relatively poor state, has the highest infant mortality rate and worst overall ranking in the nation for children and infant care, according to the 2018 Health of Women and Children report published earlier this month by America’s Health Rankings, which has been publishing an annual state-by-state assessment for nearly 30 years, according to Newsweek.

(So why include the above? To justify keeping abortion legal at any time so one doesn’t have to raise a child in a poor state?)

Along with shortening the window in which a woman can seek to have an abortion, the law, also known as the Gestational Age Act, also says a person found guilty of performing an abortion after 15 weeks of gestation will face a felony conviction and up to 10 years in prison and could have their medical license suspended or revoked. Before the new law, Mississippi banned abortion after 18 weeks of gestation.



Democrat Rep. Tom Suozzi urges armed insurrection against President Trump

18 U.S. Code § 2382 states:

Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

On March 12, 2018, at a townhall meeting in Huntington, New York, Democrat Congressman Tom Suozzi, who represents Long Island, did precisely that, suggesting that his constituents take up arms against President Trump, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 2382.

As reported by Carl Campanile for the New York Post, March 19, 2018, Suozzi is seen in a newly released video of his town hall appearance, in which he said:

“It’s really a matter of putting public pressure on the president. This is where the Second Amendment comes in, quite frankly, because you know, what if the president was to ignore the courts? What would you do? What would we do?”

Someone in the audience asks, “What’s the Second Amendment?”

Suozzi says, “The Second Amendment is the right to bear arms.

To rephrase what Suozzi said to his constituents in the townhall meeting:

“It’s really a matter of putting public pressure on the president. This is where the Second Amendment — the right to bear arms — comes in.”

The audience laughed — some nervously.

Republicans are not amused. National Republican Campaign Committee spokesman Chris Martin said:

“This video is incredibly disturbing. It’s surreal to watch a sitting member of Congress suggest that his constituents should take up arms against the president of the United States.”

Speaking with forked tongue, Suozzi (via his political adviser Kim Devlin) denies he was “advocating for an armed insurrection.” At the same time, he doubles down on his call to his constituents to exercise their Second Amendment right against President Trump by forwarding a line penned by Thomas Jefferson, calling for armed resistance:

“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.

Ever the hypocrite, Suozzi’s reference to the Second Amendment conflicts with his recent push for gun control following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. He even participated in the March 14 student walkout for gun control outside the U.S. Capitol. In a February 21 tweet, Suozzi calls on the young people of his district to support more restrictive gun laws:

“I think we should engage the high school students of #NY03, and all of Long Island, to promote gun violence prevention legislation.”

Thomas Suozzi, 55, is a first-term congressman elected in 2016, and is seeking re-election this fall. He formerly served as Nassau County executive and before that, mayor of Glen Cove, NY. His father, Joseph Suozzi, had been mayor of Glen Cove.

He is expected to easily win the Democratic primary and face GOP challenger Dan Debono, a former US Navy SEAL, in the general election.

Please report Congressman Tom Suozzi to the Secret Service:

Ph: (202) 406-5708

H/t Big Lug


Here’s the video of Suozzi at the Huntington townhall meeting (h/t FOTM reader Bob):


Shocker, not: Libtards who are against gun violence promote violence against NRA members

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If you’ve ever visited Dana Loesch’s Twitter timeline, you will see that there is a lot of hate and death wishes from liberals. Ditto for her husband Chris. (Dana is a spokeswoman for the NRA and she and her husband are big defenders of the Second Amendment.)

Libtards who CLAIM they are against violence routinely wish death upon her, her husband, her children and any one who is a conservative and/or a member of the NRA.

On Thursday, a jerk on Twitter – @StephenCerdatweeted out the following:

you and Chris are still at 303 Chestnut Cove Circle in Southlake, TX right? Just want to make sure I am letting everyone know the right address to come share their view with you on the NRA

I posted this Tweet as Dana made it available, including the house number, on her timeline. She tweeted the following:

“Hey guys, just wanted you to see what I have to put up with from anti-gun advocates. Yeah, I guess if you want to scare my kids, come on over. Shame on you people.”

Stephen claims he’s not promoting any violence against Dana and her family. He just wants people to “talk” to her about the lies she spreads. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Later that afternoon the jerk’s Twitter account was gone.

With such violence directed at NRA members, it is not surprising that none of us are willing to surrender our guns. Silly libtards…


Rep. Devin Nunes: NYT reporters are paid to write fake news by Democrat Super PACs

On March 15, 2018, in a televised interview on Fox News, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said something stunning.

Beginning at the 5:20 mark in the video below, Congressman Nunes upbraided the “friends of the Democrats in the mainstream media”. Referring specifically to the New York Times, Nunes said the newspaper’s reporters “are heavily funded by Democratic Super PACs,” which the Times “should have disclosed”.

On March 12, 2018, after a 14-month investigation and who knows how much in taxpayer dollars, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence announced that they had completed their Russia investigation and found no evidence of collusion, coordination or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians.

Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX), who led the bipartisan investigation, said on FoxNews’ Special Report:

“We didn’t find any evidence of collusion and I don’t think [special counsel Robert Mueller] will either.”

Committee Chairman Devin Nunes issued this press release:

“After more than a year, the Committee has finished its Russia investigation and will now work on completing our report. I’d like to thank Congressmen Trey Gowdy, Tom Rooney, and especially Mike Conaway for the excellent job they’ve done leading this investigation. I’d also like to recognize the hard work undertaken by our other Committee members as well as our staff. Once the Committee’s final report is issued, we hope our findings and recommendations will be useful for improving security and integrity for the 2018 midterm elections.”

For public documents related to the Committee’s Russia investigation, click here.

In more good news, the New York Post reports that last night, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he had fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, just two days before McCabe is due to retire.

Sessions said in a statement that investigators “concluded that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.”

As Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe signed a FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) order, requesting the FISA Court to authorize electronic surveillance on Carter Page, a Trump campaign volunteer. The FISA orders were made under false pretenses because material and relevant information was omitted.

See “FISA Memo in text format. Lock them up!

Devin Nunes, 44, is a farmer who became a politician, having grown up on his family farm in Tulares County in California’s Central Valley. His grandparents were immigrants from the Azores, a tiny group of islands more than 800 miles off the coast of Portugal.

Nunes has a Master’s degree in agriculture from Cal Poly. When he was 14 years old, he became an entrepreneur when he bought seven heads of young cattle. He once said, “I never pictured myself running for office. I always wanted to be a winemaker and make cheese, that sort of thing.” (See “The Devin Nunes You Don’t Know“)

Diogenes found an honest politician!

Nunes is that rare politician who has not sought to exploit his public office for financial gain.

Unlike corrupt politicians like Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee with a 2015 net worth of $3.5 million, Nunes’ net worth in 2016 and 2015 was estimated at only $158,001. (

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Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to sue big oil for “knowingly killing people”

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Arnold not too concerned that his private jet flying habit contributes to killing you through global warming

Since I’ve never been on a private jet, I wonder if the hypocrite Arnold can tell me where he suggests the “warning labels’ be located…

From SF Gate: Arnold Schwarzenegger has four words for the oil industry, and they’re not quite, “Hasta la vista, baby,” but they’re close: “See you in court.”

Action-movie star and former California Gov. Schwarzenegger told Politico in a podcast Sunday that he’s planning legal action against oil companies for “knowingly killing people all over the world.”

While Schwarzenegger did not have a concrete timetable for the legal action, he said that he’s spoken to a number of law firms about the prospect.

“This is no different from the smoking issue. The tobacco industry knew for years and years and years and decades, that smoking would kill people, would harm people and create cancer, and were hiding that fact from the people and denied it. Then eventually they were taken to court and had to pay hundreds of millions of dollars because of that,” Schwarzenegger said. “The oil companies knew from 1959 on, they did their own study that there would be global warming happening because of fossil fuels, and on top of it that it would be risky for people’s lives, that it would kill.”

While the actor-turned-politician was short on details about the potential filing, he said, “We’re going to go after them, and we’re going to be in there like an Alabama tick. Because to me, it’s absolutely irresponsible to know that your product is killing people and not have a warning label on it, like tobacco…Every gas station on it, every car should have a warning label on it, every product that has fossil fuels should have a warning label on it.”

Schwarzenegger was an advocate for environmentalism during his tenure as governor, signing the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, and has continued to tout environmental efforts since leaving office in January 2011.


Babies for sale: Washington State bill SB 6037 legalizes commercial surrogacy

Brandon Showalter reports for Christian Post that on February 27, 2018, Washington state’s House of Representatives passed a bill that legalizes commercial surrogacy — women renting out their wombs to produce babies for others. Earlier, on February 7, the bill SB 6037: Uniform Parentage Act, had been approved by the Washington state Senate.

Children’s rights advocates say if the bill becomes law, it amounts to the selling of babies, bases the definition of a parent on “intent,” and opens avenues for child abuse and other horrors.

As in the case of the Oregon legislature’s passage of HB 4135, an evil bill that paves the way for healthcare representatives to remove access to food and water for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s, effectively starving them to death, Washington state’s SB 6037 also passed on party line:

  • SB 6037 was approved in the Washington state House, with every Democrat in favor and every Republican opposed.
  • SB 6037 was passed by the state Senate with total Democratic support and three Republicans.


Rep. Liz Pike (R-HD 18) said:

“For House Republicans, this bill was a matter of conscience. We all voted ‘no’ to protect the womb from being monetized and commercialized. This bill sets virtually no limits on the amount people will be able to sell or purchase a human baby for. I’m disgusted that such a bill would ever be considered let alone pass. What have we become as a state, selling human babies to the highest bidder? Is this who we are?

There are three things wrong with SB 6037:

(1) SB 6037 would lead to the exploitation of economically disadvantaged and vulnerable women who think surrogacy is just another way to make money, because the bill contains:

  1. No limits on how many children can be procured through surrogacy arrangements.
  2. No requirements that:
    • The women must be inseminated in Washington state.
    • People intending to pay for surrogacy services must be residents of Washington state or even U.S. citizens. All it takes is one consultation that occurs on Washington soil and a contract can be legally enforced even if the individuals using the surrogate mother hail from nations where surrogacy is prohibited.

Katy Faust (what an unfortunate surname), who leads children’s rights organization Them Before Us and testified against the legislation during the hearings, said:

“When I say that we have established a global marketplace for children, I am not exaggerating. That is exactly what this is. Once you legalize something and commercialize something, you’re going to get more of it.”

(2) SB 6037 opens the door to child abuse — to people buying babies for all the wrong reasons, including pedophilia. But the Washington state legislature voted down all motions to:

  • Amend the bill requiring “intended parents” — the people renting the surrogate wombs — to be subject to the same screening procedures as adoptive parents.
  • Create a state-run database to track those intended parents and limit the number of births.

Rep. Pike notes that:

“In its current form, as it passed out of the House, the bill even permits convicted felons to purchase human babies. There was a host of amendments offered by my esteemed colleagues that would have put needed protections in the bill, but of course, the Democrats systematically rejected them all — one by one.”

(3) SB 6037 radically redefines “parent” as intent, instead of biology. Faust explains:

“What this bill actually does is establish that all it takes for [the state government] to decide that one gets full authority over a vulnerable baby is one’s ‘intent’ to parent. It doesn’t matter if you have any biological connection to the child at all. It doesn’t matter how many adults, if one is single or married. If you intend to parent and create a contract and have the means to create a child through surrogacy or other reproductive technologies, we will give you our full authority.”

Faust points out that mere “intent” to parent flies in the face of all of best practices of adoption. It also violates the Hague Convention on international adoption that has been adopted by 70 nations around the world. The number one predictor of child abuse is a home where a cohabiting male is present who is not related to the child. But he, too, can be a legal “parent” under this bill.

It’s not as if there are no abuses of the “fertility industry”. In fact, several countries have closed their borders to surrogacy altogether, banning third party reproductive operators from conducting business there, precisely because of abuses. Faust gave each legislature a copy of a list of documented cases where surrogacy-related incidents went horribly wrong, including:

  • A case where two men were convicted of subjecting their surrogate-born son to, as one investigator described it, “the worst [paedophile] rings … if not the worst ring I’ve ever heard of.” Police believe the men created the boy through surrogacy ”for the sole purpose” of pedophilia.
  • The Straits Times recently reported that 28-year-old Japanese billionaire Mitsutoki Shigeta, who is not married, won custody of 13 children that his sperm was used to create through an American-owned fertility clinic operating in Bangkok, using surrogates from Thailand. He reportedly told the clinic he wanted to produce 10 to 15 babies per year and continue the baby-making process until he dies, yielding potentially hundreds of children.

Faust concludes:

We are knowingly putting children in situations where they are statistically the most likely to be abused and neglected. People don’t get what a massive shift this is. We are messing with the nature of what it means to be a human baby. That is what we’re doing.”

The last step for the bill to become law is the governor’s signature. Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, is expected to sign the legislation.

Commercial surrogacy is also legal in California and legislation is currently under consideration in a few other states.

H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV


Oregon legislature approves bill to allow starving the mentally ill to death

The state of Oregon has gone down the proverbial slippery slope, from legalizing assisted suicide to active euthanasia of people without their consent.

On Feb. 27, 2018, Oregon’s state Senate passed House Bill 4135 — a bill that paves the way for healthcare representatives to remove access to food and water for Oregonians with dementia and Alzheimer’s who are not dying, effectively starving them to death.

On February 16, Oregon’s House passed HB 4135, in a party line 35(D) vs. 25 (R) vote.

The chief sponsors of the bill are all Democrats — the openly lesbian House Speaker Rep. Tina Kotek (D) and Senators Floyd Kozanski (D) and Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D).

Oregon Right to Life explains:

HB 4135 is purported to just be a bill that makes technical changes to the current statutory advance directive form found in ORS 127.531. However, over the last 25 years, Oregonians at the end-of-life stage have been protected by the current advance directive. Removing it from statute has legal consequences.

If HB 4135 is passed a person who appoints a healthcare representative, but makes no decisions regarding end of life care, would be granting his or her healthcare representative the power to make a life ending decision for the principal. They would have the power to remove access to food and water, even when the principal is not in one of the four statutorily defined end of life situations, and even if this is not the will of the principal.

Indeed, a supporter of HB 4135, Bill Harris, had gone to court in order to starve his wife who has dementia. He testified that he supports HB 4135 because he was unable to starve his wife under current law.

Oregon state Rep. Bill Kennemer (R) said:

“The advance directive was put into Oregon statute back in 1993. I was then a state senator when a very well vetted bill was thoroughly discussed and passed. I worked hard to ensure the advance directive was in statute. If it were to be removed from statute, I fear the legal protections we carefully placed there could be jeopardized, potentially harming end of life decisions for vulnerable patients.”

The bill now goes to, Kate Brown (D), Oregon’s openly bisexual governor who is not pro-life. To ask Governor Brown to veto the bill, please click here.

Still think there’s no difference between the Democrat and Republican parties?

H/t LifeNews