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NY State Assembly approves bill to inject poison into hearts of babies in the womb

For years, the New York state legislature has been embroiled in a battle over a package of bills called the Women’s Equality Act (WEA) that supposedly promotes the interests of women. The 10-point WEA is held up in part because the legislature has resisted the 10th point — a late-term abortion measure, AB 6221, which allows abortionists killing the unborn by shooting poison into their little beating hearts.

NY State AB 6221

Since 2013, abortion advocates have been holding the Women’s Equality Act hostage to this single AB 6221, refusing to break the 10-point bill up. The legislature resisted passing AB 6221 despite strenuous support from the supposedly Catholic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The position of the Catholic Church is and consistently has been that abortion is an “intrinsic evil,” which means it is not subject to negotiation. Being an intrinsic evil, abortion also takes precedence before any of the Church’s other concerns, including the darling of the Left — “social justice.”

On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in a vote of 94-49 the New York State Assembly approved passage of AB 6221, which will expand third-trimester abortions and allow non-doctors to perform abortions.

Third-trimester abortion is also called late-term abortion — the deliberate murder of babies who are 7 to 9 months old, who feel pain, and who are viable if allowed to live outside their mothers’ wombs.

New York State law currently allows for late-term abortion, i.e., abortion in the third trimester, only when the mother’s life is in danger. AB 6221, sponsored by Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, will instead allow abortion on-demand throughout all nine months, i.e., up until the 9th month. The law would be changed to allow abortion for any reason deemed “relevant to the well-being of the patient” including physical, emotional, psychological, and familial factors, and the mother’s age.

Lori Kehoe, New York State Right to Life executive director, said:

“Expanding cruel and brutal third-trimester abortions has long been a goal of the anti-life lobby who never met an abortion they didn’t like. With no regard for the fully developed unborn baby who is violently dismembered, or otherwise killed, the New York State Assembly once again put the abortion lobby above New York State women and their children. We now look once again to the Senate to hold the line in defense of the children which happens to also be in accordance with the will of the rest of the people. It is ridiculous that in 2015, with all the technology at our disposal, we are still arguing whether or not an eight month old baby in the womb deserves protection. It is doubtful that our descendants will look kindly upon this period in our history, when we fought for the right to dismember babies weeks, days and even minutes before birth.

New York State Right to Life will be discussing this and other attacks on members of the human family at their free-to-the-public Lobby for Life Day on April 29 at the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

NY Assemblywoman Deborah Glick

New York State Assemblywoman Deborah J. Glick represents District 66 in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Her official bio says “Deborah is the first openly lesbian or gay member of the New York State legislature” and that “As an elected official, she has focused on civil rights, reproductive freedom, health care, lesbian and gay rights, the environment, housing, higher education, social justice, animal rights and funding for the arts.”

Clearly, for Glick, “animal rights” do not include the rights of the human unborn, even up to 9 months old.

For her contact information, click here.

H/t LifeNews and FOTM’s CSM.

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~Éowyn

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In 1973 only 2.8% of American women had aborted a child.

By 2008 that percentage had grown to 40%.

SatanFrom 2008 to 2013, under the regime of President Lucifer, abortion mills have risen to a near governmental power, and are being actively promoted in the public schools.

The following article can be read at: http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/policy/abortion/uslifetimeab.html

Percentage of United States women who have had abortions

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 15 October 2008

Summary: It is estimated here that, as of 2008, about 28% of U.S. women ages 15-64 have had abortions. This figure has risen from 2.8% in 1973 to 11% in 1980, 19% in 1987, 24% in 1994, and 27% in 2001. In 2008, of women ages 40-55, about 40% have had abortions in their lifetimes.

From 1967 to September 2008, approximately 50,200,000 abortions occurred in the United States; of these, about 30,260,000 or 60% were to women with no prior abortions [1,2]. In other words, 30,260,000 different women had one or more abortions from 1967 to the present in the U.S.

Given that there were 101,314,000 women ages 15-64 in the U.S. in 2007, this implies about 25-28% of women ages 15-64 in the U.S. today have had at least one abortion in their lifetime. The uncertainty stems from unaccounted-for factors such as mortality among older women, women who have immigrated into the U.S. in this time period, U.S. women who obtained abortions abroad, and abortions obtained in the U.S. by women from other countries. (This discussion only includes legal abortions; illegal abortions prior to the 1970s were probably in numbers small enough not to significantly affect the final results.)

These statistics are reported by the Alan Guttmacher Institute:

  • “… roughly one-third of women will have an abortion during their reproductive lifetime…” (2008) [1]
  • “… of American women … at current rates more than one-third (35%) will have had an abortion by age 45.” (2008) [3]
  • “… of women aged 15-44 … 30% have had an abortion.” (1992 figures) [4]

The following data are based on a model incorporating data from a 2008 Alan Guttmacher Institute release [1], reporting 1973-2004 figures based on their periodic surveys of abortion providers (these surveys are widely accepted as the most complete data available on U.S. abortions), supplemented by CDC and other data for 1967-1972 [2] and estimates for 2005-2008.

The graph below shows estimated number of U.S. women who have had abortions by age. The annual number of abortions in the U.S. peaked in 1990, although the abortion rate per 1000 women aged 15-44 peaked earlier, in 1980. This abortion rate has dropped from 29.28 in 1980 to 19.41 in 2005, representing a variety of factors but likely including a shift in attitudes towards abortion. The peak in the graph has shifted with the aging of those women who obtained abortions in the 1980s.

The next graph shows the estimated percentage of U.S. women who have had abortions by age. Again, it shows the aging of women who obtained abortions in the first 15-20 years after Roe v. Wade and the more recent drop in abortion rates among women under 25. Consequently, the fraction of 25-year-old women who have obtained abortions has dropped from 32% in 1980-87 to 26% in 2001 and 21% in 2008.

The following table gives estimated percentages of U.S. women who have ever had abortions by age ranges–note that these percentages are approximate. Nonetheless, both the prevalence and the shifting demographics of abortion is evident. (One issue is the health implications of a large aging population who have obtained abortions in the past–for example, given the possible link between induced abortion and breast cancer.)

year estimated % of US women who have had abortions by age range
12-80 15-64 12-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79
1973 2.3 2.8 2.7 6.2 2.7 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 9.0 11.1 6.1 23.3 13.5 4.4 0.3 0.0 0.0
1987 15.2 18.6 6.2 30.6 29.6 12.2 2.6 0.1 0.0
1994 19.8 24.4 4.6 30.4 39.8 25.8 8.6 1.3 0.0
2001 22.3 27.0 4.8 26.6 40.0 36.9 16.6 4.8 0.3
2008 24.3 28.6 2.3 19.3 35.0 41.2 34.6 14.3 3.4

A 1998 study by Henshaw [4] included a more sophisticated analysis than the one above; for 1994, here are a comparison of percentage of women who have had abortions by age range from Henshaw and from this analysis–to give some indication of the uncertainty in the figures above.

year estimated % of US women who have had abortions by age range
15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44
1994, Henshaw 7.0 26.3 37.3 40.2 38.3 25.0
1994, this analysis 7.2 24.9 35.5 39.8 39.8 31.2

Some published analyses similar to (but more sophisticated than) the analysis above:

  • United States: Henshaw, Stanley K., 1998, “Unintended pregnancy in the United States,” Family Planning Perspectives, 30(1):24-29, 46.
  • Australia: Chan, Annabelle, and Rosemary J. Keane, 2004, “Prevalence of induced abortion in a reproductive lifetime,” American Journal of Epidemiology, 159(5):475-480.

References:

  1. Henshaw, Stanley K., and Kathryn Kost, August 2008, “Trends in the characteristics of women obtaining abortions, 1974 to 2004,” Guttmacher Institute, on line [http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/2008/09/18/Report_Trends_Women_Obtaining_Abortions.pdf].
  2. Johnston, W. R., 4 June 2008, “Historical abortion statistics: United States,” on line, Johnston’s Archive [http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/policy/abortion/ab-unitedstates.html].
  3. Alan Guttmacher Institute, Jan. 2008, “An overview of abortion in the United States,” Guttmacher Institute, on line [http://www.guttmacher.org/media/presskits/2005/06/28/abortionoverview.html].
  4. Henshaw, Stanley K., 1998, “Unintended pregnancy in the United States,” Family Planning Perspectives, 30(1):24-29, 46.

© 2008 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 15 October 2008.
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Baby like “Meat in a Crock Pot”

Late-Term Abortion Doc Caught Comparing Unborn Baby to “Meat in a Crock Pot”

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 5/8/13 8:08 AM

The pro-life group Live Action has released a fourth video in a series of undercover videos catching late-term abortion practitioners and abortion clinics misleading women and showing indifference to the destruction of human life.

The videos show embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell is not an anomaly.

Dr. Carhart

Dr. Carhart

The latest investigative video release captures late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart on tape discussing the grisly details of the abortion procedure and misleading a pregnant woman regarding the dangers of abortion.

Cahart’s testimony is shocking and disturbing. He compares the child in the womb to “meat in a Crock-Pot” and then jokes about his abortion toolkit, complete with a “pickaxe” and “drill bit.”

“It’s like putting meat in a Crock-Pot, OK?” he tells the woman considering an abortion.

When a Live Action investigator, who is 26 weeks pregnant, asks about what happens to the baby during the procedure, Dr. Carhart responds:

Dr. Carhart: It gets soft – like, mushy – so you push it through.

Woman: So what makes the baby “mushy”?

Dr. Carhart: The fact that it’s not alive for 2 or 3 days.

Woman: Oh. So I’ll have a dead baby in me?

Dr. Carhart: For 3 days, yeah… It’s like putting meat in a crock pot, okay? … It gets softer. It doesn’t get infected or–

Woman: OK, so the dead baby in me is like meat in a crock pot.

Dr. Carhart: Pretty much, yeah … in a slow cooker.

Dr. Carhart tells an undercover Live Action investigator who is 22 weeks pregnant:

We do a shot into the fetus to end the pregnancy the first day. … Well, if everything works right, you just deliver them and they come out fine. I mean, if for some reason that doesn’t happen, then we have to take them out in pieces…

A twenty-six-week pregnant Live Action investigator inquires what will happen in the case of complications:

Woman: But if we run into trouble … for some reason, I’m not able to deliver, you’ll be able to get it out in pieces.

Dr. Carhart: We’d take it out…

Woman: What do you use to break it up? Just–

Dr. Carhart: A whole bunch of–

Woman: You’ve got a toolkit.

Dr. Carhart: A pickaxe, a drill bit, yeah (laughs).

As Live Action notes:

He casually described the abortion as a “shot into the fetus” to ensure that “[i]t’ll be dead for two days before you deliver it.” He told her the injection also causes the baby to “[get] soft, like mushy [makes squishing sound], so you push it through… so it’s like putting meat in a crock pot.” If this method is unsuccessful, he would  have to remove the baby “in pieces,” using, he joked, “a pickaxe, a drill bit.”

Both investigators asked if Carhart’s abortions “hurt” the babies. He replied by arbitrarily inventing his own parameters for when a fetus feels pain. “so, after about two to three weeks after birth… I think then they have pretty good knowledge of pain, but before that I’m not so sure that they do.” In fact, there is wide consensus in the scientific community that babies feel acute pain by 20 weeks of gestation.

Lila Rose, the president of Live Action issued these comments about the new video:

The video exposes Carhart’s shocking claims that “[a]ll the late abortions Carhart has done in Germantown have involved fetuses with abnormalities[.]” Yet, he was willing to schedule a late-term abortion for our investigator, who was a healthy woman with a healthy pregnancy.

This investigation reveals the horrors of the abortion industry and exposes the true victims in this situation: the mother and her child. Our videos expose the gruesome, illegal, and inhuman practices going on inside many of America’s abortion centers. Instead of this being a rare occurrence, we have proven that this is the norm.

Please watch our latest video now and expose the truth about the abortion industry. LeRoy Carhart and his abortion industry cohorts must be stopped, and this attack on women and their children must be brought to an end.  Women deserve better than this. America deserves better than this.

http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/08/late-term-abortion-doc-caught-comparing-unborn-baby-to-meat-in-a-crock-pot/

Ozone hole above Earth shrinks to record low

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Good news about planet Earth!

The evil ozone hole over Antarctica is shrinking to record low dimensions!

But did you hear or see it on the MSM?

Stephanie Pappas reports for LiveScience, Feb. 12, 2013, that new satellite observations show that the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica is shrinking.

Ozone is a molecule made of three oxygen atoms. It’s relatively highly concentrated in a particular layer of the stratosphere about 12 to 19 miles above Earth’s surface. This ozone layer prevents ultraviolet (UV) light from reaching Earth’s surface, which is a good thing because UV light causes sunburn and skin cancer.

Ever since the early 1980s, though, a hole in the ozone layer has developed over Antarctica during September to November, decreasing ozone concentration by as much as 70%. The cause is human-produced chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which were once heavily used in aerosols and refrigeration.

Antarctica is particularly vulnerable to ozone-depleting substances, because high winds cause a vortex of cold air to circulate over the continent. In the resulting frigid temperatures, CFCs are especially effective at depleting ozone. The result is that people in the Southern Hemisphere are at increased risk of exposure from UV radiation.

ozone layer

By international agreement, CFCs have been phased out of use, which has resulted in tangible measurable effects. The latest satellite data indicate that in 2012, the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica was smaller than it has ever been in the last 10 years.

The new observations, announced by the European Space Agency (ESA) on Feb. 8, come from Europe’s Met Op weather satellite, which has an instrument specifically designed to sense ozone concentrations. The findings suggest that the phase-out of CFCs is working, the ESA reports.

CFCs persist in the atmosphere for a long time, so it may take until the middle of the century for ozone concentrations to rebound to 1960s levels, the ESA reports. However, the hole in the ozone over Antarctica should completely close in the next few decades.

Of course, none of this changes the Global Warming/Climate Change ideologues, because they are a cult masquerading as science. It’s a cult immune to reason and empirical evidence (“Global Cooling For Last 10 Years”; “UN admits the sun may cause global warming”), sustained by fraud (“Employees of Al Gore discover he’s a bullsh*t hypocrite”) and lies (“New Emails Show Global Warming Scientists to be Frauds”), and hell-bent on imposing their will via intimidation (“Professor compares global warming skepticism to racism”), propaganda, coercion and power (“Here’s proof that environmentalists really are Nazis”).

Like the POS in the White House.

In his State Of The Union address on February 12, Obama made it clear that action by the federal government on global-warming legislation will be a major priority in his second term, declaring that “for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change.”

It’s always about “the children.” Yeah, Obama cares so much about “the children” that he favors the killing of unborn children up to the third trimester and even when they survive a botched abortion.

The POS then threatened Congress. If Congress wouldn’t act soon to enact “climate change” legislation, then he will take action without them:

But if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will (applause) I will direct my Cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take, now and in the future, to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change, and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy.” Blah, blah, blah.

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Who needs Congress to make laws when there’s Emperor Obama? Who needs three branches of government? Who needs the Constitution?

Obama will rule all by himself with executive orders. Kings used to do that by issuing edicts.

As for all those braying hyenas in the media who had whined about Richard Nixon’s “Imperial Presidency,” there is only the sound of crickets….

H/t The New American

~Eowyn

Virginia’s GOP Governor calls Obama “minister from God”

As Christians, we are exhorted to “love” our enemy. The word “love,” not being defined, opens the door to all sorts of squishy smarmy interpretations, the most ridiculous being to “not judge,” that is to not distinguish between right from wrong. As if the Second Person of the Trinity became incarnate, suffered grievously, and was murdered because there’s no right vs. wrong and everything and everyone is all lollipop and rainbow.

My understanding of Christ’s injunction to “love your enemy” is that (1) we should not wish them ill; and (2) the way to truly love someone is to wish that they one day will be with God; which in turn means that (3) they repent, turn from the path of evil, toward goodness and God.

And so I understand “love your enemy” to mean pray for your enemy — pray that they repent, turn from the path of evil, toward goodness and God. Doing so is very very hard, but I have prayed for Obama. Heck, I will even pray for the repentance of the Anti-Christ.

Republican Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell (photo below), elected in 2010, however, has gone beyond praying for Obama to fawning over the POS.

Bob McDonnell

William Murray reports for WND, Jan. 9, 2013, that at the annual Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast on Jan. 8, held at the Richmond, Va., convention center, McDonnell called Obama “an appointed minister of God to do what is good” and asked that God give Obama “the wisdom of Solomon.”

Gag.

Bob McDonnell is a Roman Catholic. The Catholic Church is the leading institution in America and the world which consistently stands for life and against abortion, calling abortion a non-negotiable “intrinsic evil.”

Obama is not just pro-abortion.

Obama is not just pro-late term or partial birth abortion, in which a suction catheter is inserted into the baby’s skull to suction out his/her brain which causes the skull to collapse and allows the now-dead human being to pass more easily through the mother’s cervix.

Obama approves of killing babies who survive a botched late term abortion by leaving them unattended in a room to slowly die from lack of water and nutrients. When he was an Illinois state senator, Obama had voted against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 – a federal law, signed by President George W. Bush, which extends legal protection to an infant born alive after a failed attempt at induced abortion. Obama voted against the law not once, not twice, but THREE times.

Obama is evil.

If Obama is an “appointed minister of God,” then we’re in deep deep trouble.

H/t FOTM’s Miss May

~Eowyn

Horrible massacres of children, worse than Sandy Hook

Nine days after the horrible slaughter of 20 children, ages 6-7, and 6 adults in Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut, America is still reeling and grieving.

Every day across this veil of tears we call Earth, human beings are killed and murdered. We are no longer shocked or outraged, accepting that as routine. But not when the victims are little children. Thankfully, we are still capable of being jolted from life-as-usual by the slaughter of innocents.

While the cold-blooded murder of 20 little kiddies in an elementary school in Connecticut, each reportedly was shot 11 times by devil-worshipper Adam Lanza, is unimaginably horrific, a pastor reminds us of other even more horrible child-murders, both past and present.

In his Dec. 23, 2012 essay for News-Leader.com, “Once again, mankind faces Satan,” Bob Johnson, pastor of Ozark Mountain Assembly of God in Kimberling City, reminds us of these other slaughters of innocents:

1. King Herod’s slaughter of all infants, age 2 and younger

Killing of Innocents by Herod (by Leon Cogniet, 1824~Killing of Innocents by Herod (oil painting by Leon Cogniet, 1824)~

After learning from the three wise men, of the birth of the one destined to be the King of the Jews, “Herod, when he saw that he was mocked by the wise men, was exceedingly angry, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the region thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.” Matthew 2:16

Only God knows how many baby boys were torn from their mothers’ arms and thrown into the Nile River.

2. The Nazis’ slaughter of Jewish children

In Jerusalem, alongside the Holocaust Memorial is the Children’s Memorial. As one walks through the semi-darkness of that memorial, the names, ages and countries of a million children who were murdered by the Nazis, are read. Lighting the darkness are the flickering flames of scores of candles representing the young lives that were snuffed out.

3. Islamic jihadists’ use of children as suicide bombers

Children and women are also used as suicide bombers

In recent years, psychopathic Muslims intent on jihad, are using children as suicide bombers, strapping them with bombs and sending them to blow up buses and other public places. Field trips by schoolchildren in Israel are accompanied by armed guards. The latest such attack was the targeting of a school bus with an anti-tank rocket.

4. The slaughter of innocents in the womb

By far, the most dangerous location for children in America is not our schools. The most dangerous location for our children is the womb. Since Roe v. Wade, more than 55 million unborn children had been aborted — suctioned out, scraped out, poisoned, strangled in “late-term or partial-birth abortions” as their heads emerge from the birth canal, or simply left to die from dehydration and starvation if they somehow survived a late-term abortion.

Why aren’t we shocked, outraged, saddened, and grieving about these other slaughters of innocents?

~Eowyn

Obama is evil

All gloves come off. I will no longer mince words.

“Evil” is the deliberate intentional infliction of harm on an innocent other.

Partial-birth abortion is evil.

Partial-birth abortion is also called late-term abortion: an induced abortion procedure that occurs typically after the 20th week of gestation. Under the Intact D&X method, the largest part of the baby’s head is “reduced in diameter” to allow vaginal passage. According to the American Medical Association, this procedure has four main steps:

  1. Usually, preliminary procedures are performed over a period of two to three days, to gradually dilate the cervix using laminaria tents (sticks of seaweed which absorb fluid and swell) and drugs to induce labor.
  2. Once the cervix is sufficiently dilated, the doctor uses an ultrasound and forceps to grasp the baby’s leg and pull one or both legs out of the cervix, which is why the procedure is called “partial birth”.
  3. The doctor then makes an incision at the base of the baby’s skull and inserts a blunt dissector (such as a Kelly clamp) into the incision to widen the incision. Then, a suction catheter is inserted into the skull to suction out the baby’s brain, which causes the skull to collapse and allows the fetus to pass more easily through the cervix.
  4. The placenta is removed and the uterine wall is vacuum aspirated using a cannula.

Here’s a video describing just what happens in a partial-birth abortion:

In 2003, such late-term abortions finally became unlawful in the United States when the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (PBABA) was signed into law. But Barack Hussein Obama (and Michelle, too) not only approves of partial-birth abortion, he three-times voted against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 – a federal law, signed by President George W. Bush, which extends legal protection to an infant born alive after a failed attempt at induced abortion.

Obama means to overturn both the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act and the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. If the latter were overturned, what will happen to babies born alive after a failed abortion?

They will be left alone in a room, to slowly die from starvation and neglect….

If you vote for this man today, you are voting for evil.

If you vote for this man today, your heart is as icy as his.

Just watch this video and tell me otherwise (h/t PatriotActionNetwork):

In all good conscience, how can you vote for this man? Unless, of course, like him, you are bereft of conscience. But like him, you too will have to answer for your black heart before God.

“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” -Matthew 18:6

~Eowyn