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3 recent victories in America’s Culture War: abortion, conversion therapy, Drag Queen Story Hour

Although the overall trend is that the Right have lost the culture war, we do have three recent victories.

Those three wins as reported by Dr. Michael Brown for The Christian Post, Sept. 20, 2019, are:

(1) The number and rate of abortions in America have dropped to their lowest levels since 1973:

The Associated Press reports that according to a Sept. 18, 2019 report from the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights, the number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since 1973 when the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide:

  • The number of abortions have steadily decreased from the peak of 1.6 million in 1990, to a little more than 1 million in 2011, to 926,000 in 2014, to 862,000 abortions in 2017.
  • The rate of abortions in 2017 declined to 13.5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 — the lowest rate since 1973, and less than half what it was in 1990.

Admittedly, some of the decline is due to increased use of contraception and lower fertility rates, with women having fewer children in general. Still, the decline in the number and rate of abortions is also due to a recognition of the wrongness of abortion.

2) New York City has decided to drop an oppressive ban on so-called conversion therapy:

Tyler O’Neil reports for PJ Media on Sept. 16, 2019, that NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson announced that because of a legal challenge from Orthodox Jewish psychologist Dr. David Schwartz, the city will act swiftly to repeal a 2017 law forbidding therapists from charging clients for “services intended to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.” Therapists who violated the law would be fined $1,000 per violation.

Johnson, who is homosexual, said: “Obviously I didn’t want to repeal this. I don’t want to be someone who is giving in to these right-wing groups. But the Supreme Court has become conservative; the Second Circuit, which oversees New York, has become more conservative. We think this is the most responsible, prudent course.”

3) Some cities are canceling “Drag Queen Story Hours” in local libraries:

Recall that last year, the American Library Association approved “Drag Queen Story Hour” in public libraries for children as young as 3. Below is one of the drag queens (source: Mass Resistance).

On Sept. 8, 2019, the South Bay Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, CA, was vandalized for opposing “Drag Queen Story Hour” in the local public library. That Sunday morning, church goers were greeted by satanic graffiti on the church door.  (Source: Mass Resistance)

Some cities, however, are canceling “Drag Queen Story Hours” because of parental protests.

One of them is Leander, Texas.

As reported by Mass Resistance, a pro-family activist organization, on August 15, 2019, Leander’s City Council voted 5-2 to stop renting out their public library meeting rooms to outside organizations, and voted 6-1 to require background checks for guest presenters for programs in the library involving children 17 and younger. By all accounts, these policy changes will completely stop the “Drag Queen Story Hour” events in Leander’s public library.

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No bias in this study? “1 in 16 women report their first experience with sexual intercourse was rape”

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week, for 1 in 16 women their first experience with sexual intercourse was a rape or under coercion.

The study is entitled, “Association Between Forced Sexual Initiation and Health Outcomes Among US Women.”

From the study summary:

Question: What is the prevalence of forced sexual initiation among women and girls in the United States and its association with reproductive, gynecologic, and general health outcomes?

Findings: In this cross-sectional, nationally representative study of 13,310 American women aged 18 to 44 years, 6.5% reported forced sexual initiation (mean age at forced sexual initiation, 15.6 years). Forced sexual initiation appeared to be associated with multiple adverse reproductive, gynecologic, and general health outcomes after adjustment for demographic confounders.

Meaning: These findings could help clinicians improve the medical care of women and girls and inform the development of public health policies aimed at reducing forced sexual initiation in the United States.

From the Abstract:

Importance: The #MeToo movement has highlighted how frequently women experience sexual violence. However, to date, no recent studies have assessed the prevalence of forced sex during girls’ and women’s first sexual encounter or its health consequences.

Objective: To estimate the prevalence of forced sexual initiation among US women and its association with subsequent reproductive, gynecologic, and general health outcomes.

Conclusions and Relevance: Forced sexual initiation in women appears to be common and associated with multiple adverse reproductive and general health outcomes. These findings highlight the possible need for public health measures and sociocultural changes to prevent sexual violence, particularly forced sexual initiation.

The authors of this study are the following:

Laura Hawks, MD: Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge Massachusetts; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School; City University of New York, Hunter College, New York, New York.
David U. Himmelstein, MD, Harvard Medical School; City University of New York, Hunter College, New York, New York.

Let’s take a look at the Twitter accounts of these authors, shall we?

Laura Hawks/Twitter profile

Laura Hawks:

Retweet on May 15: “Thread alert! Hopping mad about dwindling abortion access? Welcome, we’ve been waiting for you. Here are some ways you can show up today in your state — please settle in for the long haul. We need you now, and we need you for the weeks, months, and years to come.”

Retweet on November 4, 2018: “@AndrewGillum and @staceyabrams are two candidates that are committed to ending mass incarceration. Before you vote find out where your candidate stands on criminal justice reform.”

Retweet on October 28, 2018: In America, white supremacists have killed more than a dozen minorities this week alone.”

Steffie Wooldhandler:

Her bio states the following: After several years of working in the movement against the Vietnam War, I sought a career that would allow me to continue my work for social change. I also loved math and science. Medicine was a career that allowed me to combine both my interests. Dr. Stephanie J. Woolhandler has advocated guaranteed access to health care for all members of society, including the Americans currently without medical insurance. In 1986 she helped found Physicians for a National Health Program, a not-for-profit organization for physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals who advocate a national health insurance program.

From Steffie’s Twitter bio: “Physician, Professor, Shadow secretary of DHHS @shadowingtrump”

Let’s go to @shadowingtrump and take a look at what that is all about, shall we?

From their Twitter bio: “21 progressive leaders unite in a one-stop site to debunk Trump daily & offer alternatives, agency-by-agency. Because truth trumps lies. Created by @markjgreen”

Recent @shadowingtrump tweets:

Trump’s hate is bad for your health. Rise in health uninsured may be linked to immigrants’ fears”

“With the failures of both his trade war and tax cuts, Trump’s reelect down to two arguments: “let’s see what happens”; “hate minorities & liberals.” He’s sinking.

“Doctors urge studies on how detention of border children is a willful health hazard.”

“Trump treats Gateway Pundit with infinitely more respect than the @nytimes—all historians will need to know about this abhorrent moment.”

David Himmelstein

David Himmelstein (from Wikipedia):

David U. Himmelstein is an American academic physician specializing in internal medicine. He is a distinguished professor of public health and health policy in the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, an adjunct clinical professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a lecturer at Harvard Medical School. He is also the co-founder (with Steffie Woolhandler) of Physicians for a National Health Program, an organization advocating for single-payer healthcare in the United States.

I’ve never authored a research article yet I do have several questions regarding this study:

Given the political identity of the authors, was there a perceived bias in their study (questions and persuasion) to influence public health policies toward a desired outcome (single-payer healthcare)?

Is there a perceived bias in the authors’ (particularly Woolhandler) handling/framing of this study to influence “social change?”

Did the authors inquire about the background of these forced sexual initiation offenders and the resulting arrests in order to inform the development of criminal policies aimed at reducing forced sexual initiation in the United States?

And given the authors’ political identities, was there not some desired outcome to suggest that rape is common because Orange Man Bad (and the Justice Kavanaugh faux allegations)?

After all, the 2020 presidential election is just around the corner…

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Bernie Sanders: My administration would feature population control to fight climate change

At least he’s admitting what we all know: Demorats do use abortion as a means of birth control.

Margaret Sanger would be so proud.

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Facebook labels Live Action’s pro-life video as fake news

Only one-sided opinions allowed by the tolerant fact-checkers on the left.

Hopefully this video won’t be removed from YouTube. Wouldn’t surprise me if it was.

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Michael Bloomberg told “raunchy” jokes about women & told employee to abort her baby

From Daily Mail: He is the former mayor of New York City and a billionaire who considered running for president against Donald Trump.

But when it comes to his treatment of women, Michael Bloomberg has a far less admirable history, a new biography claims.

Bloomberg was once accused of telling a female employee to ‘kill it’ when she revealed she was pregnant, journalist Eleanor Randolph claims in a new biography, which also details sexist jokes and sayings which were so prolific, a joke compendium of them was passed around his employees.

In The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg: Innovation, Money, and Politics, released on September 10, she says he once joked that he preferred working 14-hour days than staying home and talking to his longtime partner Diana Taylor about ‘feelings’.

Staff at his financial information company Bloomberg LP even compiled a book of Bloombergian ‘wisdom’, which included the line: ‘If women wanted to be appreciated for their brains, they’d go to the library instead of to Bloomingdale’s’, the upscale department store.

Randolph writes that Bloomberg, 77, called his jokes ‘Borscht Belt standbys’ and his aides dismissed them as ‘blunders’.

They appear to have made little difference to him accumulating a fortune valued by Forbes at $55.2 billion, making him the ninth richest person in the world.In a statement to DailyMail.com, a Bloomberg spokesperson said: ‘People should buy the book and read it for themselves to see why historian Doris Kearns Goodwin calls it a “first rate study of leadership in business, politics and philanthropy.”‘

‘As stated in the book, these charges were either denied or dismissed many years ago,’ the spokesperson added.

Bloomberg himself is so keen on the book, he is sending it to friends, urging them to read it, Axios reported Tuesday.

Bloomberg was initially best known for the Bloomberg Terminal software for traders which revolutionized Wall Street by giving users much faster information – the annual subscription is now $24,000 a year per unit.

Bloomberg LP has expanded to include a news wire service, a TV channel and a philanthropic arm which has so far given away more than $8billion of his fortune.

Since then Bloomberg has become New York mayor, overturned the city’s term limits law to hold the post for a third term, switched from Republican to Democrat, considered and ruled out running for the presidency more than once, and become his adopted party’s biggest single donor with $120million in cash – as well as the country’s biggest single funder of anti-gun campaigns.

He has collected homes in New York City, Westchester County, the Hamptons, London and the Bahamas, amassed an assortment of private jets and helicopters, and an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth.

He opposed Donald Trump’s 2016 election but still found time to call him and offer blunt advice when he won.

Read the whole story here.

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Taylor Swift slams “autocrat” President Trump and says Americans are being “gaslighted”

Pro-abort buddies Lena Dunham and Taylor Swift

I wonder if Swift can define those two words on her own?

Taylor Swift has publicly supported demorats Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper. Marsha Blackburn beat Bredesen in her senate race. Swift is also a big supporter of abortion.

From Daily Mail: Taylor Swift has strayed from her long-held policy of not talking politics by slamming President Trump as an ‘autocrat’, claiming Americans are being ‘gaslighted’ into thinking they are unpatriotic if they do not support him and saying she is ‘obviously’ pro-choice.

The singer, who is promoting her newest album Lover, also said she would do ‘everything’ she could for ‘2020’ in reference to the looming president election.

She made the comments in an interview with The Guardian which was published on Friday, a day after releasing her album to resounding praise. ‘We’re a democracy – at least, we’re supposed to be – where you’re allowed to disagree, dissent, debate. I really think that he thinks this is an autocracy.’

She went on to say of his 2016 election victory: ‘All the dirtiest tricks in the book were used and it worked,’ adding that the atmosphere in America is ‘gaslighting the American public into being like, ‘If you hate the president, you hate America.”

Swift was famously quiet about the 2016 election at the time and was heavily criticized for it by other celebrities.

She has rarely commented on her political views in the past and last year, came under fire for endorsing Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee.

Some said she had signed the end of her career by sharing her beliefs after years of staying neutral, especially when many of her fans are conservative.

But in the interview published on Friday, she said she regretted not speaking up sooner about her beliefs and that she only held her tongue to ‘protect’ her ‘mental health’.

She said she felt ‘useless’ about not speaking out about the 2016 election but said she could not handle the controversy of sharing them after a turbulent year in the headlines which involved a nasty public spat with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

She was also struggling to cope with her mother’s cancer diagnosis, she said. ‘I was just trying to protect my mental health – not read the news very much, go cast my vote, tell people to vote.

‘I just knew what I could handle and I knew what I couldn’t. I was literally about to break,’ she said.

She previously told Vogue that she would have endorsed Hillary Clinton but that she knew her speaking out ‘wouldn’t help’ because Trump was ‘weaponizing celebrity endorsements’ and her own credibility had taken a hit.

Now, she says she is ‘really remorseful for not saying anything’ about her views.

Trump was not the only political issue she weighed in on, saying she was ‘obviously pro-choice’ and was appalled by Tennessee’s decision to pass a near total-ban on abortion.

‘I just can’t believe this is happening,’ she said, pledging to do ‘everything I can for 2020’.

The publication of the interview also comes a day after her father was forced to delete his Facebook page after coming under fire for sharing what fans described were right-wing memes.

Her new album takes on social and political issues such as homophobia and the #MeToo movement.

‘American stories burning before me, I’m feeling helpless, the damsels are depressed / Boys will be boys then, where are the wise men? Darling, I’m scared,’ is one of the lyrics in one of the songs.

Read the whole story here.

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Teen Vogue teaching teens how to get an abortion without parental consent

I came upon this on Twitter last Sunday. A staff writer at National Review tweeted the following:

“Oh, here’s @TeenVogue using its Snapchat account to teach minors how to get an abortion without their parents knowing”

I have no way to verify if this is true since I do not use Snapchat. Yet given Teen Vogue’s history, I believe this to be quite true.

Margaret Sanger would be proud.

See Teen Vogue’s history here:

How to Get an Abortion If You’re a Teen
Of course they are: Teen Vogue is promoting anal sex
Liberalism in a mental disorder: Teen Vogue promotes ecosex with trees & grass
Teen Vogue asks, “Is there something called biological sex?”

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Doctor says “Jewish values” drive her to perform abortions that are necessary for women to “create the families they want”

I am not familiar with Judaism and their stance on abortion. Yet in my research, I understand that abortion in Judaism is permitted only if there is a direct threat to the life of the mother by carrying the fetus to term or through the act of childbirth.

There is a pro-choice Jewish woman doctor in DC that the Washington Post (reposted on the SF Gate when I read it) wrote a glowing story about. Her name is Sara Imershein and she performs first-trimester abortions and ritual circumcisions. The article from SF Gate describes her reasons for her work as such: She believes both practices achieve the same goal: allowing women to create the families they want. Given that, she said, her Jewish faith compels her to offer the two services to Washington-area residents.”

Apparently, having the family you don’t want to create can bring suffering to women: “She cited the Jewish concept of “mitzvot,” which means “commandments.” For her, she said: “It means I am commanded, if I have the skills as a physician, to use them to alleviate suffering. Not to use my skills would be wrong.”

The article does acknowledge that Halakhah mandates that abortion is necessary if the woman’s life is in danger.

More from the article: But Jews vary on what constitutes a sufficient threat. By performing abortions for all women who meet the clinic’s standards, Imershein, who is Reform, is taking a “very permissive” position that some more conservative Jews may see as immoral, said Elli Fischer, an Orthodox rabbi and halakhah historian.”

More about Imershein’s work:

“She does not advertise, operating by word of mouth, and she does not “make much,” she said. Of course, Imershein’s advocacy – appearing at Planned Parenthood rallies in a white doctor’s coat, for example – is free.

MiMi Levine, Imershein’s 32-year-old daughter, sees her mother’s work the same way it was explained to her at age 5, when Imershein told her that “it gives women freedom.”

“I have always been super proud of her,” Levine said. “I think she’s a hero.”

Apparently Jews have a different belief than Christian’s as to when life actually begins:

When she performs an abortion, Imershein believes she is not ending a human life. Jewish law – as laid out in the Torah, the Talmud and the “responsa,” rabbinic wisdom gathered across centuries – teaches that human life starts at birth rather than conception, according to Fischer. The fetus “attains the status of a fully human life” when its head emerges, Fischer said.

Eisenberg said some rabbis have understood this to mean the fetus is more akin to a kind of property than a person. Because of that, they say abortion is not murder, defined as the ending of a human life. Some faith leaders believe it still counts as killing, given that it ends a form of life, Fischer said, but halakhah insists there can be extenuating circumstances in which killing is permissible.”

The article concludes with the following:

“When a woman comes to the Falls Church clinic asking for an abortion, Imershein does not second-guess her reasoning. Same goes for when a mother asks her to officiate a brit milah (circumcision) – a less controversial procedure, though a small but growing number of Jews are questioning the tradition’s merits.

“I ultimately give all rights to the mother,” Imershein said. “With brit milahs, they’re having the family they want, and if I’m doing the abortions, I’m just fulfilling the wish of women to have the lives they want.”

Read the whole story on SF Gate here.

As is typical of libtards, there’s some mental gymnastics in this doctor’s reasoning to justify her position on abortion. First she says she does it to allow women to “create the families they want.”

The doctor also states she performs abortions to “alleviate suffering.”

She then states she performs abortions when the woman’s life is in danger.

Then her daughter says she performs abortions to “give women freedom.”

Yet apparently the doctor doesn’t ask WHY a woman wants/needs an abortion. How can she verify that she is performing the procedure within the parameters of her Jewish values?

One look at this doctor’s Twitter timeline and you’ll see she’s all about “reproductive rights” and protecting civil and human rights of “all people.”

It’s obvious to me that the good doctor is performing abortions as Margaret Sanger would prefer: On demand.

One thing I’ve come to understand about liberal logic: It’s not designed to make sense.

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TDS is very real: Take a look at one unhinged demorat’s plan if they win back the White House

Any wonder why they say “liberalism is a mental disorder?”

Read here screed on Twitter here.

h/t Twitchy

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