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You must register your unborn to visit White House

The Washington Free Beacon reports today (May 8, 2012) that the White House Visitors Office requires that an unborn child—still residing in utero—must be counted as a full human being when its parents register for a White House tour.
In an email sent to a Capitol Hill staff this morning, White House Visitors Office director Ellie Schafer explains the process for registering an unborn fetus for a White House tour:

We have received a number of calls regarding how to enter security information for a baby that has not yet been born.
Crazy as it may sound, you MUST include the baby in the overall count of guests in the tour. It’s an easy process.
LAST NAME: The family’s last name

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

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

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Life Begins at Conception – Knit Together in a Mother's Womb


H/T  Kelleigh!

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Babies Begin Learning in Mommy's Womb

Chinese culture regards a new-born baby as a year old. Now, a burgeoning field in biology called “fetal origins” is lending science to that cultural tradition.
Writing in Time magazine, Sept. 22, 2010, Annie Murphy Paul reports that practitioners in the new field of “fetal origins” assert that the nine months in mommy’s womb are the most consequential period of our lives, permanently influencing the wiring of the brain and the functioning of organs such as the heart, liver and pancreas. The conditions we encounter in utero shape our susceptibility to disease, our appetite and metabolism, our intelligence and temperament. The literature on the subject, which has exploded over the past 10 years, includes the fetal origins of cancer, cardiovascular disease, allergies, asthma, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, mental illness — even of conditions associated with old age like arthritis, osteoporosis and cognitive decline.
But how is the baby shaped and influenced? Paul writes:
“Much of what a pregnant woman encounters in her daily life — the air she breathes, the food and drink she consumes, the chemicals she’s exposed to, even the emotions she feels — is shared in some fashion with her fetus. The fetus incorporates these offerings into its own body, makes them part of its flesh and blood…it treats these maternal contributions as information, biological postcards from the world outside.”
In other words, the baby in the womb is learning.
Writing for CNN a year later, on Dec. 11, 2011, Annie Paul is now explicit about what transpires in the womb:

“learning starts much earlier than many of us would have imagined: in the womb.”

As an example, the baby in the womb of an obese woman processes fats and carbohydrates in a less-than-healthy way, and so the child is prone to be obese. But children conceived after their mothers had weight-loss surgery process fats and carbohydrates in a healthier way and so are less prone toward obesity. In other words, babies born to non-obese mothers have normal metabolisms — metabolisms that were made normal by their prenatal experience, perhaps through a process known as epigenetic modification, in which environmental influences affect the behavior of genes without altering DNA.
“Fetal origins” scientists maintain that the intrauterine environment may be even more important than genes or shared eating habits in passing on a propensity for physical diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, as well as mental illnesses. Schizophrenia, in particular, seems to be related to mothers who experienced starvation and great emotional stress while pregnant.
Paul concludes:
The fetus, we now know, is not an inert blob, but an active and dynamic creature, responding and adapting as it readies itself for life in the particular world it will soon enter. The pregnant woman is neither a passive incubator nor a source of always-imminent harm to her fetus, but a powerful and often positive influence on her child even before it’s born. And pregnancy is not a nine-month wait for the big event of birth, but a crucial period unto itself — ‘a staging period for well-being and disease in later life,’ as one scientist puts it.”
Indeed, we are told that “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart….” -Jeremiah 1:5

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N. Carolina Abortion Law Passes Over Female Gov's Veto

Samuel Alexander, 21 weeks, clutches the finger of surgeon Joseph Bruner.

Kelli Easterling of the Richmond County Daily Journal reports, July 30, 2011, that despite the efforts of North Carolina’s Democrat Gov. Beverly Perdue, a new abortion law passed on Thursday.
From the cries of outrage from the pro-abortion camp, such as abortion mill Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina spokesperson Paige Johnson, you’d think that the new law will make elective abortions illegal.
But the new law merely states that pregnant women seeking abortion must wait 24 hours and be presented with an ultrasound image of their baby in the womb. The woman is free to look away and ignore the explanation of what is being shown on the screen.
Gov. Perdue vetoed the measure on June 27, but NC state Senate members voted Thursday to override her veto. They defend the legislation, claiming it provides crucial information to women who are making an irrevocable decision. The law will take effect in October.
Perdue, who claims Episcopalian as her religion and has two grown sons from her first marriage, called the law a “dangerous intrusion into the confidential relationship that exists between women and their doctors.”
Oh, puleeze. Seeing an ultrasound of the unborn is not just an “intrusion” but a “dangerous intrusion” into the marvelous relationship between women and their doctors?
No. Seeing an ultrasound of the unborn is an inconvenient truth to people like Beverly Perdue because the woman now can see her baby is a living, breathing, albeit tiny person — with tiny fingers and tiny toes and a beating heart — instead of a disposable piece of bodily tissue.
Truth is always dangerous to those who seek to conceal and deceive. As my erstwhile ultra-left friend Stephanie once exclaimed in a moment of sheer frustration because I out-argued her:

“Don’t confuse me with facts! I’ve made up my mind!”


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