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Supreme Court rejects appeal, allows Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions

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Baby murderers Planned Parenthood is not happy with this decision. Too bad, so sad.

From Yahoo: In a setback to abortion rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way for Republican-backed restrictions on medication-induced abortions to take effect in Arkansas that could lead to the shuttering of two of the state’s three abortion clinics.

The nine justices, with no noted dissents, declined to hear an appeal by abortion provider Planned Parenthood of a lower court ruling that had revived the 2015 state law, which sets regulations regarding the RU-486 “abortion pill,” after it was earlier struck down by a federal judge. The law had remained blocked pending the outcome of the appeal to the Supreme Court.

Unless Planned Parenthood obtains a new injunction from a federal judge blocking the law – the group said it will seek such an order immediately – the state can enforce the statute, one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the United States.

Planned Parenthood, which contends that the law would ban medication abortion in Arkansas, also said it is telling patients they can no longer access medication abortions at its two clinics in the state. The only other abortion clinic in Arkansas, Little Rock Family Planning Services in the state capital, offers both surgical and medication abortions.

“This law cannot and must not stand. We will not stop fighting for every person’s right to access safe, legal abortion,” said Dawn Laguens, Planned Parenthood’s executive vice president.

The Supreme Court in 1973 legalized abortion nationwide, but many Republican-governed states have passed laws seeking to impose a variety of restrictions, some so demanding that they may shut down abortion clinics and make the procedure far more difficult to obtain.

“As Attorney General, I have fully defended this law at every turn and applaud the Supreme Court’s decision against Planned Parenthood today. Protecting the health and well-being of women and the unborn will always be a priority,” Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, a Republican, said in a statement.

TEXAS RULING

The justices, in a 2016 ruling, struck down a restrictive Republican-backed Texas law that had targeted abortion clinics and doctors in a decision that was seen as reaffirming and fortifying legal protections for abortion rights. Planned Parenthood had claimed the appeals court ruling in the Arkansas case had disregarded the precedent set in the Texas case.

The St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals restored the law last year, reversing a 2016 ruling by a district court judge that had prevented it from going into effect.

Planned Parenthood Great Plains sued the state in 2015, saying the law would deprive many Arkansas women of their legal right to an abortion.

The law involves the RU-486 “abortion pill,” also called mifepristone (brand name Mifeprex) and misoprostol (brand name Cytotec). It requires any doctor dispensing the drug to sign a contract with another doctor who would agree to handle any medical complications from it, an unusual and difficult-to-achieve arrangement. The contracted doctor also must have admitting privileges at a hospital designated to handle emergencies.

Arkansas said the law was aimed at protecting women against the “dangerous and potentially dangerous” off-label use of the abortion pills.

RU-486 was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2000 subject to the instructions stated on the label. The “off-label” use prohibited by Arkansas allowed for less physician oversight when RU-486 is used. Planned Parenthood, which offers only medication-induced abortions at its two facilities in Arkansas, said the effect of the law would be to ban such abortions in the state.

The district court judge had found that women in Fayetteville, for example, would have to make two 380-mile (610-km) round trips to get an abortion at what would be the state’s last remaining abortion clinic.

Read the rest of the story here.

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Obamas ink producing deal with Netflix

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Another reason I will never subscribe to Netflix.

From Hollywood Reporter: President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are officially getting into business with Netflix.

The Obamas have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series with the streaming giant, Netflix announced on Monday. The pair will produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features under their Higher Ground Productions banner.

“One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” said President Obama in a statement. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix — we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”

The former first lady added in her own statement: “Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others. Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership.”

The unprecedented deal is Obama’s first big move after exiting the White House in 2017. While previous former presidents have limited their post-White House pacts to book deals, the deal is the latest talent feat for Netflix as the streamer continues to expand its unscripted and informational original programming. Netflix’s recent deal with mega-producer Ryan Murphy is said to be worth as much as $300 million.

The Obamas also have a $65 million deal with Penguin Random House to publish individual books.

Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly recognized public figures and are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos in a statement. “We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities.”

Read the rest of the story here.

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Harvard gives award to Hillary for ‘transformative impact’; Planned Parenthood CEO gets human rights award

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” –Isaiah 5:20

“In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers.” -2 Corinthians 4:4

In our upside down America, a massive political failure is given a prestigious award by the country’s premier university, while the CEO of a baby-killing mill is given a human rights award.

Steven Nelson reports for Washington Examiner that this Friday, May 25, 2018, Harvard University will honor Hillary Clinton with the Radcliffe Medal during graduation ceremonies in Cambridge, Mass., for her “transformative impact on society” — whatever that means.

The AP reported that organizers selected Hillary for the award because they consider her a “champion for human rights,” a “skilled legislator,” and “an advocate of American leadership” in the world.

Rapist Bill Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright — who, during the 2016 presidential election, threatened American women that they would go to hell if they didn’t vote for Hillary — will deliver a “personal tribute” to Hillary, while Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey also is expected to participate in the ceremony.

Yesterday, at Yale University, Hillary took jabs at President Trump and invoked the entirely bogus claim of a Russian-Trump collusion. Then, in an apparent reference to Trump, whom she never mentioned by name. she had the shameless temerity and blindness-to-herself to actually say this:

“The radicalization of American politics hasn’t been symmetrical. There are leaders who blatantly incite people with hateful rhetoric. Waging a war on the rule of law and a free press, de-legitimizing elections, perpetrating shameless corruption, and rejecting the idea that our leaders should be public servants undermines our national unity.

Then, this woman — who trashed her husband’s sex-assault victims as “bimbos”, dismissed the Americans whose vote she sought as “deplorables”, and blames her presidential loss on, among others, white people, male chauvinists, and women who only listened to their misogynist husbands — actually said this:

“Healing our country is going to take, what I call, radical empathy. As hard as it is, this is a moment to reach across divides of race, class and politics.”

To no one’s surprise, she said “No, I’m not over it. I still think about the 2016 election.”

Good. I hope she goes to her grave with her failure still sticking to her craw.

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards with Obama

Meanwhile, on May 16, 2018, at the 42nd annual Herbert H. Humphry Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner, some outfit called the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights gave its top human rights award to Cecile Richards, who had recently stepped down as president of the abortion mill Planned Parenthood.

The award is in recognition of someone who best exemplifies “selfless and devoted service to the cause of equality.”

LifeNews‘ Steven Ertelt points out:

Under her leadership, Planned Parenthood aborted approximately 3.5 million unborn babies and reaped in billions in taxpayer dollars.

Since 2006, Richards has drawn in a huge, nearly seven-figure salary leading the “non-profit.” During her tenure, Planned Parenthood saw huge drops in patient numbers and actual health services and scandal after scandal involving aborted baby body parts trafficking, sexual abuse cover-ups, Medicaid fraud and more.

At the same time, the abortion chain reaped in record profits, including billions in taxpayer funding, and maintained a corner on the American abortion market. It ramped up its political advocacy and attacked numerous efforts to protect unborn and born babies from abortion.

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H/t Big Lug

~Eowyn

Trump administration revives “gag rule” on abortion

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From NY Post: The Trump administration on Friday resurrected a Reagan-era rule banning federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions or sharing space with abortion providers.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced the proposal Friday in a move aimed at burnishing the formerly pro-choice president’s pro-life credentials in the eyes of his evangelical base.

The policy has been derided as a “gag rule” by abortion rights supporters and medical groups, and it is likely to trigger lawsuits that could keep it from taking effect. But it’s guaranteed to galvanize activists on both sides of the abortion debate going into the congressional midterm elections.

The announcement came as President Trump was scheduled to speak at the Susan B. Anthony List’s “campaign for life” gala on Tuesday night. The group works to elect candidates who want to reduce and ultimately end abortion.

It says it spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle to defeat Hillary Clinton and promote a “pro-life Senate.”

The Reagan-era rule barred family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women. It never went into effect as written, although the Supreme Court ruled that it was an appropriate use of executive power.

The policy was rescinded under President Bill Clinton, and a new rule went into effect that required “nondirective” counseling to include a full range of options for women.

According to a Trump administration summary, the new proposal will roll back the Clinton requirement that abortion should be discussed as an option along with prenatal care and adoption.

Known as Title X, the nation’s family planning program serves about 4 million women a year through clinics, at a cost to taxpayers of about $260 million.

Abortion is a legal medical procedure, but by law, federal family planning funds cannot be used to pay for abortion procedures.

Abortion opponents say a taxpayer-funded family planning program should have no connection to abortion.

Doctors’ groups and abortion rights supporters say a ban on counseling women trespasses on the doctor-patient relationship.

“This is an attempt to take away women’s basic rights, period,” said Dawn Laguens, a senior Planned Parenthood executive who hinted at possible legal action to try to block the Trump administration move, saying, “we will not stand by while our basic health care and rights are stripped away.”

“I cannot imagine a scenario in which public health groups would allow this effort to go unchallenged,” said Jessica Marcella of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, which represents family planning clinics.

Marcella said requiring clinics to be physically separate from facilities in which abortion is provided is impractical, and would disrupt services for women across the country.

But abortion foes said Trump is merely reaffirming the core mission of the family planning program. “The new regulations will draw a bright line between abortion centers and family planning programs, just as … federal law requires and the Supreme Court has upheld,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a key voice for religious conservatives.

Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America said, “Abortion is not health care or birth control and many women want natural health care choices, rather than hormone-induced changes.”

The Trump administration overview of the proposal said it’s not a “gag rule.”

It “will not prohibit counseling for clients about abortion … but neither will it include the current mandate that (clinics) must counsel and refer for abortion,” said the administration document.

Abortion rights supporters suggest that’s a distinction without a difference, since the ban on referring a woman for an abortion could amount to overriding the judgment of medical professionals. They also say women will have no guarantee of getting a full review of all their options.

The Republican-led Congress has unsuccessfully tried to deny federal funds to Planned Parenthood, and the Trump administration has vowed to religious and social conservatives that it would keep up the effort.

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Abortionist: Women who abort should get a Mother’s Day card

Ghazaleh Moayedi, D.O., is an abortionist — an obstetrician-gynecologist at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

This twisted woman says that motherhood made her a better abortionist, and bemoans the fact that there isn’t a Mother’s Day card for women who abort, i.e., kill their child because “abortion is an act of love”.

Ghazaleh Moayedi

From her op/ed, “How Motherhood Made Me a Better Abortion Provider,” Glamour magazine, May 11, 2018:

“Are you still planning on doing abortions after you have your baby?” a colleague asked. I was visibly pregnant in my third trimester and pushing a patient to the operating room. I was surprised at the question. We were friends, and most of my coworkers knew I became a doctor in order to provide abortion care. “Of course I am, why?” I asked her. She replied: “I just thought it might be hard to do abortions once you have a baby yourself.”

“Nothing’s going to change,” I said with a smile.

I became pregnant halfway through my second year of ob-gyn residency training. Despite working in a profession dedicated to the care of pregnant women, I was surprised to find that having a baby as a female resident is strongly discouraged. I immediately came under scrutiny from my superiors. There were “jokes” about forcing other residents to be on birth control to prevent spreading the disease. I was determined not to show any weakness in my training as a result of my pregnancy . . . . Nothing was going to change . . . .

I am often asked whether providing abortion care is hard as a mother . . . . Holding my baby’s tiny hands in my own not only strengthened my commitment to providing compassionate abortion care but also exposed how I needed to commit to supporting mothers in all aspects of my care . . . .

There is no Mother’s Day card to celebrate abortion. There are Mother’s Day cards to celebrate giving hugs, wiping noses, and kissing boo-boos—actions that are seen as the core of how a mother expresses love for her children. For my patients who were not parents, and did not want to be at that moment, or who never want to be a parent, I recognize their abortions as an act of intentional motherhood. Choosing when to parent is an act of love. For my patients that were already parenting, I feel the deep love they had both for the children they had and for the pregnancies they were ending. Choosing an abortion is an act of love.

Abortion is an act of love!

Yeah, I love you so much, I killed you. That’s how much I love you.

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” –Isaiah 5:20

On this Mother’s Day, thank your mother that she didn’t abort you.

“Thank You” and “God bless you” to all the mothers of Fellowship of the Minds who chose not to abort.

H/t LifeNews and FOTM‘s stlonginus

~Eowyn

Google stops all ads about Irish abortion referendum

googleFrom The Independent: Google will stop all advertising about the Irish abortion referendum amid fears of election interference.

The decision comes after increasing concern that online platforms like Google and Facebook can secretly be used to influence the results of elections and referendums.

Google is currently showing a range of ads about the Irish referendum, which will take place on 25 May. Anyone who searches for any related terms is likely to see a post with a link to a website, either in support of voting for or against the plan to legalise abortion in the country.

The ban will go into effect in the next 24 hours and will last until the campaign is over. It will not change what shows in normal search results, which at the moment is largely made up of news articles from a range of organisations, rather than information from campaigns on either side.

“Following our update around election integrity efforts globally, we have decided to pause all ads related to the Irish referendum on the eighth amendment,” a spokesperson said.

The announcement comes just a day after Facebook announced it would stop all ads that were being bought from outside of Ireland. The company said that “foreign entities” appeared to be trying to influence the result.

The news comes amid increasing focus on how online ads were used in campaigns like the Brexit referendum or the 2016 US election. Both Google and Facebook have launched changes in the wake of those events, intended on limiting the ways that outside actors can use political ads to influence elections.

Google explicitly linked the new changes to those efforts, though it did not make clear whether the change was the result of any particular ad.

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Culture of death: Rave reviews for former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richard’s book

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The IRONY is completely lost on the “reproductive rights” social justice warriors.

Cecile Richard’s book, “Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead–My Life Story” has an astounding 97% of 5-star reviews on Amazon. Here’s some of the reviews:

  • “It is a reminder to all of us, especially women, to stand up for what we believe in. Our strength is in our numbers. Woman have always been the caretakers, the nurtures and now we need to take care and nurture the America we believe in and see in our future.”
  • “Reading MAKE TROUBLE is like hanging out with the coolest, smartest woman you know while she saves the world. It’s patient, informative, and also very funny. Could not recommend more.”
  • “What an inspiring story about how to make change and pie in America. I know what I’m getting my mom for mothers day!
  • “So many lessons to learn. I left with this: one person CAN make a difference, ask questions, speak up, be persistent My favorite line is when Cecile’s three year old son Daniel says he wants to grow up and be a woman. So many fierce women in his life—he wanted IN. A must read. I’m giving this not just to all my strong female friends— but to their daughters as well. Blueprint for how to lead the resistance.”
  • “Yes! Western women are the most privileged class the planet has ever known, but that doesn’t mean we can’t play the victim card, make accusations, and destroy the patriarchy. Let’s build a new civilization based on matriarchy. Who’s coming with me?!”
  • “The best how to guide to make a difference in the world for the better.”
  • “Read the whole book in one sitting. Buy for any young woman you know.”

Well, aren’t those reviews special? A few questions for the Richard’s sychophants:

  • How can you have “strength in numbers” when you choose to murder and eliminate future members of the population?
  • How is a woman considered a “caretaker” when she kills her baby?
  • How can a woman “nurture” the future when she kills the future?
  • How can a woman “change the world” while she kills future children that may have the intelligence/skills to actually change the world?
  • How can a woman think it’s appropriate to give this book to their mother, on Mother’s Day, which celebrates a baby killer?
  • If you want to destroy the patriarchy so much then why are you having sex with the evil men?
  • How does one “make a difference in the world for the better” by killing babies?

Good riddance Cecile…

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