Sunday, November 30, 2008

Abortion Gift Certificates and Planned Parenthood's Many Lies

"The nation's leading abortion provider is under fire for handing out gift certificates for its services. Pro-life supporters say the scheme by Planned Parenthood of Indiana denigrates the holiday season.

The network of 35 clinics across the state announced it is offering holiday vouchers for basic health care services "or the recipient's choice of birth control method." ...

Opponents of abortion said Planned Parenthood was making a "mockery" of the holiday season.

"The tragedy is that almost 6,000 fewer children will be celebrating a first Christmas this year because they were aborted in Planned Parenthood's Indiana clinics," said Mike Fichter, president and CEO of Indiana Right to Life.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana operates abortion clinics in Indianapolis, Merrillville and Bloomington. ...

But Indiana Health Commissioner Dr. Judy Monroe applauded the Planned Parenthood offer, calling it a "really a meaningful gift."

Spokeswoman Diane Quest of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America said the Indiana branch is among a handful of its 99 affiliates that currently offer gift certificates or have done so in the past." excerpts from Ken Kusmer

This made me truly sick. What better way to celebrate Christ's birth than to give a gift certificate to kill a baby.

I looked up the planned parenthood website. Even the name of the organization is a lie- it's name should be more like "Planned UNparenthood." Here are just a few quotes from their site as they attempt to disguise and lie about the slaughter of millions of innocent babies.

"Abortion is a safe and legal way for women to choose to end pregnancy."
notice PP states it is "safe and legal" to help the woman feel better about her decision to abort. They also state "to end pregnancy" or to terminate the pregnancy, they never say to kill the fetus/unborn baby - as they don't want women to think about what they are actually doing.

"Women have abortions because they care about themselves and their families or their future families." Wow- what a way to word that!!! Women kill their children because they CARE, hmm interesting way to justify murder. How is killing your future family - showing that you care about them?

"You may feel that it's hard to talk to the people you normally reach out to for support. Some people can be very judgmental. When you're around judgmental people, you may feel bad about yourself or your decisions. Seek out people you know will support you and who will understand that you're trying to do what's best for yourself and your family or future family." BEST??? How is killing your future family best? Basically PP advises women to only seek out people that support abortion for advise/support. Everyone else is "judgmental." PP wants women to believe that murder is justifiable because it is "safe and legal." Anyone who views an unborn baby as an actual living human being - avoid talking to them and don't listen to their point of view. PP doesn't want women to feel bad about their decision to murder their child. PP doesn't want women to realize what they are ACTUALLY doing.

This is under the section "Thinking about abortion"
"Specially trained educators at women's health clinics — like your Planned Parenthood health center — can talk with you in private. Or you may bring someone with you if you wish. When choosing a clinic, beware of so-called "crisis pregnancy centers" that are run by people who are against abortion. " Again another shock - Wow! "BEWARE" of any other views except the one offered by planned parenthood that "abortion is a way to show you care and or doing what is best for your future family."

"Abortions performed later in pregnancy may be more complicated but are still safer than labor and childbirth." I don't even know how to comment to this - that is so sick. Killing a baby is NOT the better option. I have given birth to four beautiful babies and to think that someone thinks that killing them in an abortion is the better option because it is safer as there are risks involved with labor and childbirth is one of the most repulsive and disgusting things I have ever heard of. The process of giving birth is a miracle in itself that I don't have the words to describe it.

"'s important to take the time you need to make the decision that's best for you, it is important that you understand there may be greater health risks later in pregnancy. So, you may not want to wait too long." Basically PP is saying 'don't think about it too long - or you might change your mind - hurry and do it.'

"Serious, long-term emotional problems after abortion are about as uncommon as they are after giving birth." so basically PP is stating if you kill your child in an abortion you won't feel any different emotionally or have any "serious long-term emotional problems" than if you gave birth to your child... I don't even know how to respond to that... Killing or birthing a child - basically same thing?? right???

"Ultimately, most women feel relief after an abortion. Women tend to feel better after abortion if they can talk with supportive people in their lives." Talk to supportive people like us at Planned Parenthood - we will help you rationalize and self-justify your crime against nature, your crime against humanity, your crime against self, your crime against their child, and your crime against God. Honestly the truth is abortion has a devastating impact on women and families, see Operation Outcry (one of the many organizations to help post-abortion women) to find out the facts about the effect it has - the relief promised is a lie. OPERATION OUTCRY exposes the two great lies surrounding legalized abortion: 1) abortion is good and safe for women; and, 2) it is not a baby being aborted.

"How Effective Is the Abortion Pill? You can feel confident in knowing that medication abortion with the abortion pill is very effective. It works about 97 out of every 100 times. You'll follow up with your health care provider after your abortion so you can be sure that it worked and that you are well. Some of the medicines used in medication abortion may cause serious birth defects if the pregnancy continues. So, in the unlikely case that it doesn't work, you will need to have an aspiration abortion to end the pregnancy." - PP is basically saying: 'Don't worry we make sure the baby is good and dead and if this doesn't work then we have another procedure that is 100% sure to work as it tears the baby apart.'

"If medication abortion isn't right for you, don't worry. Another abortion method is likely to be safe for you."
- again PP states: "DON'T WORRY" - 'we have many ways to kill.'

"How Effective Are These Methods of Abortion? (specifically aspiration and D & E)
You can feel confident in knowing that these abortion methods are very effective. They work almost every time they are done. You’ll follow up with your health care provider after your abortion so you can be sure that it worked and that you are well. " -PP states again: 'don't worry this procedure will make sure the baby is good and dead.'

"Medication Abortion:
STEP ONE - THE ABORTION PILL: Your health care provider will give you the abortion pill at the clinic. You will also be given some antibiotics to start taking after the abortion pill.

The abortion pill works by blocking the hormone progesterone. Without progesterone, the lining of the uterus breaks down, and pregnancy cannot continue.

STEP TWO — MISOPROSTOL: You will take a second medicine — misoprostol. It causes the uterus to empty."
-Again PP states: "the pregnancy cannot continue" and "it causes the uterus to empty" - no mention of the developing baby that is dying as the lining of the uterus disintegrates. The baby is being killed by withholding nourishment and oxygen. Aside from the gruesome fact that this medication kills the baby, it is also dangerous to the mother - "The nature of abortion practice in the United States is that nine out of ten abortions take place free-standing abortion clinics or in doctors' offices (Alan Guttmacher Institute, Facts in Brief) with minimal government supervision. There are no guarantees that doctors prescribing mifepristone and misoprostol to U.S. women will adequately screen for medical conditions that make use of these drugs dangerous, among which are: adrenal insufficiency; coagulation disorders; use of steroid medications; known allergies to the drugs; liver, respiratory, renal or cardiovascular disease, thromboembolism, hypertension, anemia and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. (Source: MPI and NEJM, op. cit.)

Women in the U.S. often do not return to abortion clinics for the required follow-up appointment. Suzanne Poppema, a Seattle abortion provider, has said they are "lucky if 30-40% of patients" return. In PC's U.S. trials, despite stringent counseling standards, 5% of women failed to return for the day 14 checkup. Not only do women with incomplete abortions or hemorrhaging risk death, but those with ongoing pregnancies are also at risk. Eight malformations to children were reported in 71 cases of continuing pregnancy in France, Sweden and the United Kingdom between 1987 and 1998. (Von Hertzen, op. cit. at 136)." from:

PP doesn't want you to hear facts about the safety of the abortion drug: "Two women taking RU-486, the abortion-inducing drug combination, have died, the drug maker says, and four others have become very ill. The news prompted pro-life groups to urge that the drug be taken off the market. According to a report in the Washington Post, Danco Laboratories, the maker of the drug marketed as Mifeprex, has sent a letter to doctors, telling them about the six women." from: Physicians For Life

more quotes from PP:
"Breastfeeding During Medication Abortion: -A little bit of misoprostol will be present in breast milk after you take it. If you are breastfeeding, the misoprostol may cause your infant to have diarrhea. Let your health care provider know if you are breastfeeding so you can work out the best plan together." I can't even begin to describe how insane and twisted that is, a mother would nourish, love, and feed one child with her body and then kill the sibling. The mother needs help with her emotional state, not help in killing her child.

"Why Do Women Choose the Abortion Pill? Many women feel it's more "natural" — they feel it is more like miscarriage." Wow that's great, PP equates an abortion as "natural" - and tries to convince women it is the same and it will "feel more like a miscarriage" - PP tries to convince women to believe that lie. Abortion and miscarriages are both heartbreaking to women, however an abortion is completely controlled by the mother's decision to kill the baby. A miscarriage is the result of nature - yes a tragedy as well, but it is not caused by malicious intent and doing of the mother (via the abortionist). There is a difference!

"Nearly all women who have used the abortion pill would recommend the method to a friend." Wow - PP would have you believe that the abortion pill truly is wonderful - 'don't take our (Planned Parenthood) word for it', women "would recommend the method to a friend."

"During an aspiration abortion ...
  • A tube is inserted through the cervix into the uterus.
  • Either a hand-held suction device or a suction machine gently empties your uterus."
Notice how they forget to mention how the babies body is ripped to pieces - they just say that it "gently empties your uterus". Often the baby's head can not be sucked in through the tube so after the abortionist have ripped apart the baby's body, they have to go in and search for the free floating head and crush it - abortionist call the baby's head a "#1" (also to avoid any mention to the mother that they are actually killing a person). This is what really happens: "The abortionist runs the tip of the cannula (a hollow plastic tube) along the surface of the uterus causing the baby to be dislodged and sucked into the tube - either whole or in pieces. Amniotic fluid and the placenta are likewise suctioned through the tube and, together with the other body parts, end up in a collection jar. Any remaining parts are scraped out of the uterus with a surgical instrument called a curette. Following that, another pass is made through the mom's uterus with the suction machine to help insure that none of the baby's body parts have been left behind. The contents of the collection jar are examined to assure that all fetal parts and an adequate amount of tissue commensurate with gestational age are present." info on Suction Curettage Abortion. Basically the suction or vacuum dismembers the unborn child and sucks her out of the womb.

Here some good Q & A from Abortionist Harlan Raymond Giles that planned parenthood "forgot" to put on their website.

"Q. Okay. Can the heart of a fetus or embryo still be beating during a suction curettage abortion as the fetus or embryo comes down the cannula?

A. For a few seconds to a minute, yes."

and from abortionist Martin Haskell:

"Q. When you perform an abortion by the suction curettage method does it ever happen that a portion of the fetus is extracted from the uterus while the fetus is still alive?

A. Yes.

Q. And how does that happen?

A. Well, when we do a suction curettage abortion, you know, roughly one of three things is going to happen during the abortion. One would be is that the catheter as it approaches the fetus, you know, tears it and kills it at that instant inside the uterus. The second would be that the fetus is small enough and the catheter is large enough that the fetus passes through the catheter and either dies in transit as it's passing through the catheter or dies in the suction bottle after it's actually all the way out.

Now on any given procedure does a surgeon know precisely which of those three possibilities is going to occur, the answer is no. But is it my intent that one of these three possibilities will happen with each given patient, then the answer is yes.

Q. And when you perform an abortion previability are you concerned with the point in the process when the fetus dies?

A: Generally no, because it doesn't add anything medically to the safety or care of the woman that's being taken care of."

Again another description from Planned Parenthood:
"During a D&E
  • In later second-trimester procedures, you may also need a shot through your abdomen to make sure there is fetal demise before the procedure begins.
  • Your health care provider will inject a numbing medication into or near your cervix.
  • Medical instruments and a suction machine gently empty your uterus."
Wow again "the machine gently empty your uterus" again. No mention what happens to the baby. This is what really happens as described from Dr. Tony Levatino, M.D:

What is a D & E abortion? The first task is remove the laminaria that had earlier been placed in the cervix to dilate it sufficiently to allow the "procedure." The abortionist uses a 14-French suction catheter. It is clear plastic and about nine inches long. It has a bore through the center approximately ¾ of an inch in diameter. He, then introduces the catheter through the cervix and turns on the suction machine which is connected through clear plastic tubing to the catheter. A pale yellow fluid that looks a lot like urine will come through the catheter into a glass bottle on the suction machine. This is amniotic fluid that was surrounding the baby in order to protect her. After the suction is complete, the abortionist will get the Sopher clamp. This instrument is about thirteen inches long and made of stainless steel. At one end are located jaws about 2 ½ inches long and about ¾ on an inch wide with rows of sharp ridges or teeth. This instrument is for grasping and crushing tissue. When it gets hold of something, it does not let go.

A second trimester D&E abortion is a blind procedure. The baby can be in any orientation or position inside the uterus. The abortionist reaches in with the Sopher clamp and grasps anything he can. At twenty weeks gestation, the uterus is thin and soft so he has to be careful not to perforate or puncture the walls. Once he has grasped something inside, he squeezes on the clamp to set the jaws and pull hard – really hard. Something pops and lets go and out pops a fully formed leg about 4 to 5 inches long. He reaches in again and grasps whatever he can. He sets the jaw and pulls really hard again and out pops an arm about the same length. He reaches in again and again with that clamp and tear out the spine, intestines, heart and lungs.

The toughest part of a D&E abortion is extracting the baby’s head. The head of a baby that age is about the size of a plum and is now free floating inside the uterine cavity. He knows he has it when he crushes down on the clamp and sees a pure white gelatinous material issue from the cervix. That was the baby’s brains. He then extracts the skull pieces, a little face may also come out. (summary of procedure described from Dr. Tony Levatino, M.D.)

Basically the child is dismembered with forceps.

More quotes from Planned Parenthood:
"How Safe Are In-Clinic Abortions?" Whose safety are you talking about? Completely 100% Unsafe for the unborn baby.

"The risk of death from childbirth is 11 times greater than the risk of death from an abortion procedure during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. After 20 weeks, the risk of death from childbirth and abortion are about the same. Overall, the risk of death from abortion increases the longer a woman has been pregnant." again Planned Parenthood is comparing childbirth with an abortion in order to convince the woman that an abortion is safer and better than childbirth and also to encourage her to hurry up and have an abortion ASAP, 'just to guarantee her safety.'

"YOUR FEELINGS AFTER AN ABORTION -You may have a wide range of feelings after your abortion. Most women ultimately feel relief after an abortion. Some women feel anger, regret, guilt, or sadness for a little while. Serious, long-term emotional problems after abortion are about as uncommon as they are after giving birth." PP would have you believe: 'that you will feel the same as women who have given birth feel', and if you do "feel anger, regret, guilt or sadness" it will only be for "a little while," as these feelings are "uncommon."

"If you want to talk with someone after an abortion, abortion providers can talk with you or refer you to a licensed counselor or to nonjudgmental support groups." Come talk to us here at Planned Parenthood everyone else is "judgmental" we (PP) will help you rationalize and self-justify your guilt and remorse. After all you are only "caring about and doing what is best for your future families." PP doesn't want women to know that there is a better way - judgmental groups are really NOT as judgmental and cruel as Planned Parenthood would have you believe. Often these groups are run by women who had personal experiences with abortions. These groups such as Operation Outcry offer help: "You're not alone. There is hope and help after abortion. Calls are answered by women who have personal experience with abortion and the healing process. Call 1-866-482-LIFE (Toll-free, confidential, 24-7) CALL NOW! The first step in the journey of healing can begin with your call."
Planned Parenthood doesn't want women to hear any other voice but theirs (PP). Any other voice is "judgmental" and won't help and will just make you feel "bad about yourself and your decision." According to PP -the best way to relieve guilt, remorse, anger and sadness is to rationalize and justify it. There is a better way to to find relief and heal, but PP doesn't want women to find out about it.

"Abortion begins a new menstrual cycle." What a touching way for PP to explain what an abortion is - 'it is merely starting "a new menstrual cycle" again' - that's all.

"Where Can I Get an In-Clinic Abortion? How Much Does It Cost? Visit a Planned Parenthood health center... Costs vary depending on how long you've been pregnant and where you go. Hospitals generally cost more." basically PP is stating: 'Come to us, we provide Cheap abortions and we will help you feel better about what you've done' (by feeding you lies like the ones noted above).

There is a better way.

Do not believe these lies from Planned Parenthood.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Politically Incorrect Jokes

(comics from: humor)

"Obama motto: "If at first you don't succeed, change the rules."

Have you ever noticed how Obama thinks nothing is impossible as long as somebody else has to pay for it?

There's nothing wrong with the people who voted for Obama that becoming taxpayers won't cure.

Even though Obama doesn't have any experience, we'll get plenty.

It's a funny thing about socialists; give one an inch and the next thing you know he'll be president.

President elect Obama has arranged for his first meeting with foreign leaders from other countries to demonstrate his foreign policy expertise. It's scheduled to run for five minutes.

Obama's staff is preparing for his first press conference as President. They're busy writing the questions.

Q. What will the difference be between President Obama and Karl Marx?

A. Nobody knows.

Q. Candidate Obama has been telling us, “Yes We Can.” What will President Obama tell us?
A. “Yes You Will.”

Q. What do Obama and Osama have in common?

A. They both have friends who bombed the Pentagon.

Q. Why doesn’t Barack drink Pepsi?

A. He thinks that things go better with coke.

Q. Why wouldn’t Barack salute the American flag?

A. It was ours.

Q. Why did Obama change his name from Barry to Barack?

A. He thought Barry sounded too American.

Q: What do you get when you cross a crooked politician with a crooked lawyer?

A: Barack Obama.

Q. Why won’t Obama laugh at himself?

A. Because it would be racist.

Q. Why will Obama hold a séance once he's in the White House?

A. So that he can thank everybody who voted for him.

Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. Well, for example, the other day I went downtown and into a shop. I was only there for about 5 minutes, and when I came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. I said to him, 'Come on, man, how about giving a retired person a break'? He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. I called him a 'Nazi.' He glared at me and wrote another ticket for having worn tires. So I called him a 'doughnut eating Gestapo.' He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he wrote a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I abused him the more tickets he wrote. Personally, I didn't care. I came downtown on the bus, and the car that he was putting the tickets on had a bumper sticker that said, 'Obama in '08 .' I try to have a little fun each day now that I'm retired. It's important to my health.

Why People Voted for Barack Obama

Q. Why did Jimmy Carter vote for Barack Obama?

A. Because Jimmy didn't want to be the worst President in history.

Q. Why did Senator Hillary Clinton vote for Barack Obama?

A. Because he stole the primary election fair and square.

Q. Why did Jane Fonda vote for Barack Obama?

A. Because Ho Chi Minh is dead.

Q. Why did Ho Chi Minh vote for Barack Obama?

A. Because Ho Chi Minh is dead.

Q. Why did Jay Leno vote for Barack Obama?

A. Because he's running out of George Bush jokes.

Q. Why did David Letterman vote for Barack Obama?

A. Because he's running out of Jay Leno's George Bush jokes.

Q. Why did Britney Spears vote for Barack Obama?

A. Because she's running out of other crazy things to do.

Q. Why did Senator Ted Kennedy vote for Barack Obama?

A. Brain tumor.

Q. Did Senator Larry Craig vote for Barack Obama?

A. He stalled first.

Q. How did Osama Bin Laden vote for Barack Obama?

A. Absentee ballot.

Q. Why did Bill Ayers vote for Barack Obama?

A. Bill thinks Obama's the bomb.

Q. Why did sharks vote for Barack Obama?

A. Professional courtesy."

jokes from:

Conservative vs. Liberal

(cartoon from RedPlanet Cartoons)

More About Bailout

from: Stix Blog, for more see here

How Bush would like to be remembered...

(photo and tip from
"George W. Bush hopes history will see him as a president who liberated millions of Iraqis and Afghans, who worked towards peace and who never sold his soul for political ends.

"I'd like to be a president (known) as somebody who liberated 50 million people and helped achieve peace," Bush said in excerpts of a recent interview released by the White House Friday.

"I would like to be a person remembered as a person who, first and foremost, did not sell his soul in order to accommodate the political process. I came to Washington with a set of values, and I'm leaving with the same set of values."

He also said he wanted to be seen as a president who helped individuals, "that rallied people to serve their neighbor; that led an effort to help relieve HIV/AIDS and malaria on places like the continent of Africa; that helped elderly people get prescription drugs and Medicare as a part of the basic package."

Bush added that every day during his eight-year presidency he had consulted the Bible and drawn comfort from his faith.


And Rhymes with Right states it so clearly: "...We should all offer thanks to and for President George W. Bush and the policies and procedures put in place since 9/11 which have prevented this nation from suffering a major terrorist attack on our soil over the last 7 years. For all the snide comments about terror alert color codes, claims that information about threats has been leaked for political purposes, and abuse heaped upon Bush and his subordinates over Gitmo, interrogation techniques, and other issues related to the War on Terror, we have seen nothing like Mumbai or Bali, Madrid or London. We Americans do not find ourselves living like the Israelis live, on a constant state of heightened alert with acts of terrorism committed daily in our midst. And while some -- perhaps many -- might not like to admit it, this has been in large part due to the policies and practices put in place by this administration."


from: Stix Blog

Does this look like change? far Obama's pick for his cabinet looks like Clinton's 3rd term... So much for the mantra of change he ran on...
  • Tom Daschle – Health Secretary (a 30-year Washington veteran, to be his secretary of health and human services)
  • Hillary Clinton – Secretary of State (a 20-year Washington veteran, to be his attorney general)
  • Eric Holder – Attorney General (a 20-year Washington veteran, and former deputy attorney general)
  • Rahm Emanuel - Obama’s chief of staff (a veteran of the Clinton administration and a fellow member of Congress)
However, here is one big disturbing change: On November 17th, the Politico reported that Obama will select Gregory B. Craig for the White House counsel post.

"According to the Williams and Connolly LLP web site (Craig is a partner at the firm), “In 2000, Mr. Craig successfully represented Elian Gonzalez’s father, Mr. Juan Miguel Gonzalez, in administrative and court proceedings involving Mr. Gonzalez’s effort to regain custody of his son, Elian.“ Yes, this is the same Elian Gonzalez who was sent back to communist Cuba after his mother died trying to bring him to the United States.

Additionally, Craig represented Kofi Annan, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, “…to defend his interests in the Volcker Commission probe of the Oil-for-Food scandal, which put billions of dollars into Saddam Hussein’s pockets while providing cash for Annan’s son, his deputies, and some allege Annan himself.” ...

There are two clients who make the others shrink to mere obscurity. The first — Pedro Miguel González – is a fugitive who is under federal indictment for his alleged 1992 murder of Zak Hernández, a U.S. Army sergeant. While The Dallas Morning News called upon Barack Obama to ask Craig to choose between the Obama campaign and representation of González, HotAir easy-to-find documentation on whether Craig did, indeed, drop the case.

The last client is indefinitely the most concerning. Craig represented John Hickley, Jr., the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. Thanks to Craig, Hinckley was granted an insanity defense." from

Thoughts on Freedom and Justice

"And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever." --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 18, 1781

"The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Shelton Gilliam, 19 June 1808

My daughter found this scripture and asked me to post it.

21 ...That the mysteries and the works of darkness, and their secret works, or the secret works of those people who have been destroyed, may be made manifest unto this people; yea, all their murders, and robbings, and their plunderings, and all their wickedness and abominations (Obamanations), may be made manifest unto this people...

22 For behold, the Lord saw that his people began to work in darkness, yea, work secret murders and abominations (Obamanations); therefore the Lord said, if they did not repent they should be destroyed from off the face of the earth.

The Catholic's response to Obama's promise to enact the Freedom of Choice Act

Obama has promised at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund event, uttering the now infamous line, "Well, the first thing I'd do as president is, is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. [Applause.] That's the first thing that I'd do."
This pledge to pass this legislation could threaten laws that allow health-care workers to refrain from carrying out procedures that violate their conscience, putting Catholic health care institutions in jeopardy. "If Catholic hospitals were required by federal law to perform abortions, we'd have to close our hospitals" More on the Catholic response to the FOCA below:

"In a direct challenge to President-elect Barack Obama, America's Roman Catholic bishops vowed on Tuesday to accept no compromise for the sake of national unity until there is legal protection for the unborn.

About 300 bishops, gathered in Baltimore for their national meeting, adopted a formal blessing for a child in the womb and advised Chicago's Cardinal Francis George, president of the conference, as he began drafting a statement from the bishops to the incoming Obama administration. That document will call on the administration and Catholics who supported Obama to work to outlaw abortion. ...

Several bishops said that Catholics could not in good conscience vote for a candidate who favored abortion rights after Obama pledged to pass legislation that would overturn state's restrictions on abortion such as late-term abortion bans and requirements of parental consent.

"Any one of us here would consider it a privilege to die tomorrow--die tomorrow!--to bring about the end of abortion," said Auxiliary Bishop Robert Hermann of St. Louis.

Bishops Thomas Paprocki of Chicago said such legislation could threaten laws that allow health-care workers to refrain from carrying out procedures that violate their conscience, putting Catholic health care institutions in jeopardy.

"There are grave consequences," Paprocki said in an interview. "If Catholic hospitals were required by federal law to perform abortions, we'd have to close our hospitals." ...

In crafting the statement to Obama, the bishops urged the cardinal to indicate a desire to work with the administration in areas of economic justice, immigration reform, health care for the poor and religious freedom. But they stressed the church's "intent on opposing evil" and "defense of the unborn child."

They vowed to oppose any law or executive order that might loosen restrictions on abortion."


"If the
Freedom of Choice Act passes Congress, and that's a big if, Obama has promised to sign it the second it hits his desk. (Here he is at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund event in 2007, vowing, "The first thing I'd do as president is, is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing I'd do.") Though it's often referred to as a mere codification of Roe, FOCA, as currently drafted, actually goes well beyond that: According to the Senate sponsor of the bill, Barbara Boxer, in a statement on her Web site, FOCA would nullify all existing laws and regulations that limit abortion in any way, up to the time of fetal viability. Laws requiring parental notification and informed consent would be tossed out. While there is strenuous debate among legal experts on the matter, many believe the act would invalidate the freedom-of-conscience laws on the books in 46 states. These are the laws that allow Catholic hospitals and health providers that receive public funds through Medicaid and Medicare to opt out of performing abortions. Without public funds, these health centers couldn't stay open; if forced to do abortions, they would sooner close their doors. Even the prospect of selling the institutions to other providers wouldn't be an option, the bishops have said, because that would constitute "material cooperation with an intrinsic evil." from:

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

One life saved

One baby saved out of seven million babies a year who are aborted in China is a significantly small amount, but it still is one life and I'm sure that child will be grateful for his one life that was spared.

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."-Mother Teresa

"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish." -Mother Teresa

"Chinese officials have caved to international pressure and will now release a woman who is pregnant with her third child.

"She's been released now because the world is watching," he points out. "But as soon as the world blinks I'm afraid this woman could be rearrested and…[the child] forcibly aborted. She is by no means out of the woods."

According to Mosher, if she does have the baby, it will have to be in a government hospital because it is illegal to deliver a baby elsewhere. "And when she goes to the hospital to give birth they may very well take that baby and give it a lethal injection while it's being born," he warns. "That happens all the time in China."

China plans to continue the forced abortion population control program another 42 years."from:

"What will it take to jar Chinese leaders out of their long-standing fiasco of a family-planning strategy? ... Instead, however, once again the response has been to suppress dissent and soldier on with a policy that has provoked violent protests in the countryside and exacted a terrible price in human life.

Riots in the southern province of Guangxi this month over the one-child policy - implemented in 1979 to curb China's runaway population growth - are only the latest manifestation of that policy's inherent inhumanity. The unrest also serves as a reminder of its erratic and sometimes brutal implementation, which has led to forced abortions and sterilizations. At the same time, there are signs that because of the woeful lack of sex education in China, young women are increasingly turning to abortion - often multiple times - as a favored form of contraception. ...

According to a report last month on National Public Radio (NPR) in the United States, dozens of women in Guangxi have been forced to have abortions as late as nine months into their pregnancies. The report, which ran on NPR's Morning Edition, described the harrowing ordeal of Liang Yage and his wife, Wei Linrong. The couple already had one child but wanted a second. But, according to Wei, in the seventh month of her pregnancy, family-planning officials forced her to abort her child in a Baise city maternity hospital. The Christian couple do not believe in abortion.

An unmarried 19-year-old woman, He Caigan, told NPR that her forced abortion occurred just days before her scheduled delivery. The report also cited an anonymous witness who counted 41 occupied beds on one floor of the same Baise city hospital and said he believed all the women on that floor were there against their will.

Forced abortion is against the law in China. ...

According to the International Planned Parenthood Association, there are about 7 million abortions per year in China. But the association's estimate is based on spotty Ministry of Health statistics that probably undercount the number of abortions performed at public hospitals and do not count any of those performed at the country's private hospitals, many of which openly advertise their abortion services despite a government ban on such advertisements last year. Women who take abortion pills are also not counted. In the end, abortions could be nearly twice the official figure. "from: Asia Times

Give Thanks to God for the Blessings We Have

"It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors." George Washington, Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789

"We are all familiar with the Thanksgiving holiday as a time for family, feasting, and football. All of these are great American institutions, but we forget too easily the meaning of this national holiday as it was first established by
George Washington on October 3, 1789 and reaffirmed as we know it today by Abraham Lincoln on October 3, 1863, exactly 74 years later. A mere glance at their Thanksgiving proclamations reminds us of the noblest purposes of government, including its greatest ends—fighting war and educating its citizens—which fulfill all the objects of peace.

Moreover, the simplest meaning of Thanksgiving reminds us—contrary to secularist courts and professors—that these presidents were proclaiming a holy day, a day for prayer and recognition of Almighty God's authority over man. We are most human when we honor our duties, to our country and to our Creator, and the wisdom that unifies these duties. No understanding of the First Amendment, however crabbed, can possibly gainsay this official government acknowledgement of the power of the sacred in our lives.

A close reading of these two messages reveals a careful and subtle teaching about the higher purposes of government and of human life. Washington urged prayer "to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed...." Prayer should also lead this nation of "civil and religious liberty" to "promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among [other nations] and us...." God and the human mind are in alliance.

Even in the midst of "the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged," Lincoln first paints a picture of a prosperous, free, and indeed flourishing land. These are the "gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American People." At the end of the proclamation, Lincoln asks for prayers not only of thanks but also "with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience."
from: The Claremont Institute

"Throughout early American history, when they suffered from drought, famine or war, Americans paused, not to seek vengeance or to question their faith, but to give thanks to God for the blessings they still had.

Not only have many Americans forgotten or never learned the historic origins of our Thanksgiving -- to pause and give thanks to God for our abundance -- but radical secularists are intent on removing God and faith from our national life altogether.

Many of the entertainment and political elite seem to be threatened by religious faith." - Newt Gingrich

Virginia Governor Thomas Jefferson, in 1779: "[I] appoint … a day of public Thanksgiving to Almighty God … to [ask] Him that He would … pour out His Holy Spirit on all ministers of the Gospel; that He would … spread the light of Christian knowledge through the remotest corners of the earth … and that He would establish these United States upon the basis of religion and virtue."

President George Washington’s first federal Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789: "Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.… Now, therefore, I do appoint Thursday, the 26th day of November 1789 … that we may all unite to render unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection."

President Abraham Lincoln, making Thanksgiving an annual national holiday in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War: "No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people."

James Madison, A Memorial and Remonstrance, 1785: "It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage, and such only, as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent both in order of time and degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society. Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe."

(excerpts above taken from What Every Child Should Know About Thanksgiving - Newt Gingrich)


Let us give thanks to God above,

Thanks for expressions of His love,

Seen in the book of nature, grand

Taught by His love on every hand.

Let us be thankful in our hearts,

Thankful for all the truth imparts,

For the religion of our Lord,

All that is taught us in His word.

Let us be thankful for a land,

That will for such religion stand;

One that protects it by the law,

One that before it stands in awe.

Thankful for all things let us be,

Though there be woes and misery;

Lessons they bring us for our good-

Later 'twill all be understood.

Thankful for peace o'er land and sea,

Thankful for signs of liberty,

Thankful for homes, for life and health,
Pleasure and plenty, fame and wealth.

Thankful for friends and loved ones, too,

Thankful for all things, good and true,

Thankful for harvest in the fall,

Thankful to Him who gave it all.

(Poem written by Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer, an African-American poet writing at the turn of the 20th century).

"President Ronald Reagan often cited the Pilgrims who celebrated the first Thanksgiving as our forebears who charted the path of American freedom. He made frequent reference to John Winthrop's "shining city upon a hill."

As Reagan explained, "The phrase comes from John Winthrop, who wrote it to describe the America he imagined. What he imagined was important because he was an early Pilgrim, an early freedom man. He journeyed here on what today we'd call a little wooden boat; and like the other Pilgrims, he was looking for a home that would be free."

Who were these "freedom men," and how did they eventually blaze the path of true liberty? They were Calvinist Protestants who rejected the institutional Church of England, believing that worshipping God must originate freely in the individual soul, without coercion. Suffering persecution and imprisonment in England for their beliefs, a group of these separatists fled to Holland in 1608. There, they found spiritual liberty in the midst of a disjointed economy that failed to provide adequate compensation for their labors, and a dissolute, degraded, corrupt culture that tempted their children to stray from faith.

Determined to protect their families from such spiritual and cultural dangers, the Pilgrims left Plymouth, England, on 6 September 1620, sailing for a new world that offered the promise of both civil and religious liberty. After an arduous journey, they dropped anchor off the coast of what is now Massachusetts.

On 11 December 1620, prior to disembarking at Plymouth Rock, they signed the Mayflower Compact, America's original document of civil government. It was the first to introduce self-government, and the foundation on which the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were built. Governor William Bradford described the Compact as "a combination ... that when they came a shore they would use their owne libertie; for none had power to command them."

Upon landing, the Pilgrims conducted a prayer service and quickly turned to building shelters. Under harrowing conditions, the colonists persisted through prayer and hard work, reaping a bountiful summer harvest. But their material prosperity soon evaporated, for the Pilgrims had erred in acquiescing to their European investors' demands for a financial arrangement holding all crops and property in common, in order to return an agreed-to half to their overseas backers.

By 1623, however, Plymouth Colony was near failure as a result of famine, blight and drought, as well as excessive taxation and what amounted to forced collectivization.

In desperation, the Pilgrims set a day for prayers of repentance; God answered, delivering a gentle rainfall by evening. Bradford's diary recounts how the colonists repented in action: "At length, after much debate of things, the Governor (with the advice of the chiefest amongst them) gave way that they should set corn every man for his own particular, and in that regard trust to themselves; in all other things to go in the general way as before. And so assigned to every family a parcel of land, according to the proportion of their number."

Property ownership and families freely laboring on their own behalf replaced the "common store," but only after their ill-advised experiment with communism nearly wiped out the entire settlement.

In their simple representative government, born out of dedication to religious freedom, the Pilgrims replaced the rule of men -- with its arbitrary justice administered capriciously at the whim of rulers who favor some at the expense of others -- with the rule of law, treating individuals equally. Yet even these "freedom men" strayed under straits. So could we, if we revert to materialistic government reliance instead of grateful obedience to God. Sadly, we're a long way down that path already.

Closing his farewell address in 1989, Ronald Reagan asked, "And how stands the city on this winter night?" Contemplating our blessings of liberty this Thanksgiving, nearly 20 years after President Reagan left office and 20 generations past the Pilgrims' experience, how stands the city on our watch?" -excerpts from: Mark Alexander Patriot Post -Thanksgiving Special Edition

The original "Yes We Can" speech

"Many of you probably remember the YouTube video that a bunch of liberal Hollywood celebrities put together during the recent presidential campaign, based on a speech by Barack Obama, called "Yes We Can." (see Obama's video below - if you haven't had the "pleasure" of viewing it yet) It featured a bunch of them singing (or chanting) those three words, over and over, while Obama gave a speech that seemed full of "hope" -- but was really just full of platitudes and empty dreams.

There was another man, 27 years ago, who gave a "Yes We Can" speech -- the original "Yes We Can" speech -- that truly DID inspire Americans to achieve their dreams, and the dreams of their forefathers. That man was my father, Ronald Reagan.

He gave many, many speeches; but one that stands out in my mind was the one he gave at his first inauguration, on January 20th, 1981. It was there that he reached down into his soul, and into the soul of America, and reminded all of us of our potential." - Michael Reagan

Yes, we can!

"It takes more than a pretty video and a bunch of celebrities singing to make a great president. It takes a person who understands where the true greatness of America lies.

Long before anyone ever heard of Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan challenged Americans to hope, to dream, to believe...

In themselves.

He brought change. He told us "yes we can". Except he also told us we didn't need government to do it. He inspired us with his words and his actions. He showed us that our individual liberty and creativity is what makes our country great not any government program...

Reagan was an idealist AND an ideologue. His policies were based in his rock solid conservative ideology. That doesn't mean he never compromised. But compromise is something different than standing on the same side of an issue with those who are supposed to be your political adversaries." (info from:

Obama's speech was "full of platitudes and empty dreams" about what the government could do for you and it is an "empty oratory of a politician who promises nothing but failed socialism in disguise."

"We are facing a real crisis in America -- not only a financial crisis, but a crisis of hope. That's how Barack Obama got elected: by campaigning on a theme of "hope." But the hope Obama offers is hope in government, not hope in Americans.

Obama, and all of his socialist cronies, are WRONG. As my father said in his ORIGINAL "Yes We Can" speech, "In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government IS the problem"." - Micahel Reagan (see empty hope and dream video of what gov. can do for you below).

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hate on Both Sides??? huh???

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Do I Even Need To Comment?

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FYI - for anyone seriously interested or thinking about this...

Interesting site - I found a chart on the summary of abortion laws around the world. The chart is found here:

"...the chart reflects what the text of the country's law says. How vigorously laws are enforced varies widely. Measuring how strictly a law is enforced is extremely difficult: It would be difficult to get statistics on how often the authorities knew someone had broken the law but did not bother to prosecute; I can't imagine how we could find out how many people broke the law but were never caught." ...

The site (pregnant pause) provides "Information on abortion, euthanasia, infanticide and related topics. For students, people facing decisions on these issues, or anyone interested in seriously thinking about these subjects."

There's a wealth of information on this topic - Here's a sampling:

An Abortionist Describes Abortion

" of the leading performers of late-term abortions, the late James McMahon, wrote a letter discussing the procedure. The letter was addressed to doctors who refer women to him for abortions. His purpose was apparently to reassure these doctors that there was good reason to perform late-term abortions, and so they shouldn't be frightened off by the bad publicity. While this is certainly a subject that could be debated, far more interesting than the point he was trying to make was the supporting argument he made along the way":
  • "...As the baby grows, so does the emotional investment. In the final 3 months, it is enormous. It is not a fetus, it's their baby. Losing one's child is, perhaps, life's worst tragedy. Sometimes the fetal flaw is grave, and, at the same time, the ultrasonographic findings quite subtle (e.g. Ebstein's Anomaly). Multiple opinions must be sought. To interrupt a wanted pregnancy, incident to an uncertain diagnosis, is a daunting prospect. Serial ultrasounds into the 3rd trimester may be necessary to clarify details and discover trends and, thereby, increase diagnostic certainty. All of this intensifies the patient's anguish. To draw an arbitrary line at any week to force a decision means that we may have parents killing their wanted child while still in the womb. Merely waiting could salvage many of these children. These are our most difficult problems. Thankfully, they are rare. The Guttmacher Institute and the CDC estimate only about 100 3rd trimester abortions are done in the United States per year. In 1991, we performed 65. All 3rd trimester abortions are, of course, non-elective. Relative to other providers of abortion services, a high percentage of our referrals are for therapeutic indications (80% after 20 weeks). Members of this fragile group of patients cut across humanity. It is one of life's worst experiences. Anyone who has this horror visited upon them needs and deserves our best efforts."
"According to this abortionist, what is it that a pregnant woman has in her womb? Is it a "product of pregnancy"? A "glob of fetal tissue"? No, when describing the miscarriage at 37 weeks, he says "their baby died". Indeed, just a little later he flatly says that, at least in the final 3 months, "It is not a fetus, it's their baby"....

According to this abortionist, is abortion just a routine medical procedure? Hardly. He says, "abortion is always a loss, in the 3rd trimester few tragedies compare". While I would challenge his definition of "therapeutic abortions", even at that, he describes it as "one of life's worst experiences" and a "horror"."

A Summary of Pro-Choice Arguments:

..."Opposition to abortion is based on religious beliefs. A fundamental principle of American democracy is that no one can impose their religious beliefs on others. Therefore, there should not be any laws against abortion.
  • By this reasoning, almost all of our laws would have to be thrown out. The Bible clearly says, "Thou shalt not steal". Does this mean that all laws against theft are attempts to impose a religious view on others, and should not be permitted? American Indian religion is said to include great respect for the natural environment. Does this make all anti-pollution laws an attempt to impose Indian religious beliefs on others? Almost every law embodies principles that are consistent with some religious or ethical teaching. If laws against abortion are imposing someone's religious beliefs on others, what about laws against murder, rape, and robbery?

No one can be sure when human life really begins. As long as there is doubt, as long as we cannot be sure that abortion is killing a human being, it is a morally acceptable option.
  • For the sake of argument, let's grant that there is really doubt about when human life begins. Let's accept for the moment the idea that we don't know for sure whether abortion is killing a person or not. How should we respond in cases of such uncertainty? Suppose a hunter in the woods sees a rustling in the bushes, but he can't see what's there. He doesn't know if it's the deer he's hunting for, or another hunter. Should he go ahead and shoot? After all, he can't be sure it's a person, so if he does shoot and kill someone, it's unintentional. Surely we would say that anyone who did such a thing was grossly irresponsible if not guilty of a criminal act. When in doubt, a concerned person prefers to err on the side of protecting human life.

The question is not whether abortion is right or wrong, but, Who decides? The individual woman, or the government? If you're opposed to abortion, don't have one, but don't try to impose your morality on others. Abortion is a personal choice between a woman and her doctor.
  • Let's try this thinking out on other issues: Supppose someone in 1850 said, "The question is not whether slavery is right or wrong, but, Who decides? The individual plantation owner, or the government? If you're opposed to slavery, then don't buy any slaves, but don't try to impose your morality on others. Slavery is a personal choice between a man and his slave-dealer." (By the way, this is exactly the argument that some supporters of slavery made.) Or how about this: "The question is not whether rape is right or wrong, but, Who decides? The individual man, or the government? If you're opposed to rape, than don't rape anybody, but don't try to impose your morality on others. Rape is a personal choice between a man and his sex therapist." Americans have a great tradition of individual freedom. But there's an old saying: "You have the freedom to swing your arm back and forth all you like, but your freedom ends where my nose begins." Freedom does not include the right to deliberately harm innocent people. We do not allow each man to decide for himself whether he thinks rape is acceptable, because the woman he might choose to rape has rights too. Likewise, we should not allow each woman to decide for herself whether abortion is acceptable, because the child she might choose to abort has rights too."
  • (more pro-choice arguments discussed here too)

America's Holocaust

..."How can the legalized murder of these unborn infants, who according to America's Supreme Court have no worth or value, be any different in the eyes of God then the legalized murder that occurred in Hitler’s death camps? There is a glaring comparison between Hitler's Holocaust versus the entire arena of abortion and embryonic stem-cell research. As extreme as it sounds it is amazingly relevant.

In the 1950’s I remember seeing films of General Eisenhower going into these holocaust death camps and discussing how evil they were. My father fought Hitler and his atrocities. Dad was shot in the lung and had part of his elbow blown off during World War II fighting the evil Nazi regime.

Hitler's killing resulted in the death of over 11 million people, including over 6 million Jews in the genocide called the Holocaust. When you consider the commonalities between Hitler’s Nazi regime that “targeted and murdered over 6,000,000 mostly Jewish men, women and children” and compare that to America’s Supreme Court decision in 1973 legalizing abortion across the board in our country which has “targeted and ended the lives of over 46,000,000 of our own unborn children”, who are the future men, women and children of America, what does that say about “us” post World War II? Evil is still alive. Numerically our own Supreme Court has legalized through abortion the loss and carnage of over seven times the number of lives lost in the Hitler death camps. Abortions are marching on in lockstep with no end in site and getting ready for the next 46,000,000. What happened to our culture and how could we have sunk so far so fast? ...

Much the same as our unborn children have no value in the eyes of too many of our liberal politicians today in 2005. One of my Jewish friends, Saul, was in the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp. This is the camp from where Hitler’s SS Dr. Josef Mengele operated. Mengele was one of the head SS camp officials responsible for the murder and cremation at Auschwitz. “Beppo” and “Angel of Death” were two of Mengele’s nicknames by camp inmates. He was the monster who personally selected over 400,000 prisoners for execution in Hitler’s gas chamber in his 21 months at the death camp. Mengele also was the demented and crazed doctor who performed sadistic experiments on prisoners that he handpicked from the unloading platforms of Auschwitz.

Some of the experiments Mengele would do included injecting little children’s eyes with chemicals to change eye color and sewing the veins of twins together to see if he could create artificially conjoined twins. He did many gruesome amputations as well and is well known for his heartless surgeries and experiments on twins. At the end of his terrible and painful experiments he would kill many of his victims by injecting chloroform directly into their hearts.

After the war many twins and dwarfs came forward with recollections and testimony on the Mengele atrocities. They talked of how he would starve babies to death to see how long it would take them to die. These survivors told of mothers killing their own babies in order to save them from Mengele and his many barbaric torturous experiments. These experimental atrocities were also done at other camps. These so-called scientists would operate without anesthesia, they would infect children with fatal diseases and they would do horrible experiments on womens reproductive organs. After the war Mengele fled to Buenos Aires where, true to form, he became an abortionist. There were other SS death camp officers who became abortionists, including the infamous Vilis Kruze. Mengeles killing machine was populated with armies of doctors, lawyers and politicians who found other living beings devoid of worth.

Likewise, America’s Supreme Court in 1973 found our nations unborn as being devoid of worth."

Abortion: A Necessary Evil?

... "Our culture has allowed us to believe that life can be manipulated, bought, sold, and expended at our own desire. ... The gift of life has been sold over to lies that say that abortion is a necessary evil. It's necessary to prevent women from dying in back-alley abortions; it's necessary to preserve the peace of our perfect little lives; and it's necessary to keep women's rights readily available. The truth is, abortion is not a necessary evil: women and America can live without abortion."

Don't Believe in Abortion? Don't Have One!

"..."If you don't believe in abortion, don't have one. But don't impose your values on me. If I want an abortion, that's my business." That's not a new argument; it's been around for a while. But apparently it's still popular.

Is this argument valid? Well, let's try to apply it to some other issues. Like:

  • You don't believe in racism? Fine, then don't lynch any black people. But don't impose your values on me. If I want to lynch someone, that's my business.
  • Or: You don't believe in rape? Fine, then don't rape anybody. But don't impose your values on me. If I want to rape someone, that's my business.
  • Or even: Don't believe in shooting abortionists? Fine, then don't shoot one. But don't impose your values on me. If I want to shoot an abortionist, that's my business.

Hmm, it doesn't seem to make much sense when applied to other issues, does it? So does it make any sense when applied to abortion? I think not.

I am convinced that abortion is morally wrong, because it is killing an innocent baby. Therefore I cannot just stand by and do nothing while innocent people are killed. That would be like standing by and doing nothing while an innocent person was lynched or raped. To say, "Hey, that was between the two of them. It was none of my business," would surely make me ... if not actively evil, surely incredibly callous to the sufferings of others. No, I'm sorry, but I DON'T respect your right to exploit and destroy other human beings for your personal benefit."

The Wrong to Choose

"'But it's my body! It's my choice.'

Yes, it is your body. But you already made your choice, and choices have consequences.

You can choose to drink a fifth of Jack Daniels every day, but you may have to accept the consequence of destroying your liver.

You can chose to eat a half gallon of "Rocky Road" every night, but you may have to accept the consequence of having to shop at Big Bertha's Expandable Daywear Shop.

And, you can choose to be sexually active, but, even if you practice birth control, you have to accept the fact that you might get pregnant.

But what about the victims of rape and incest? Haven't they suffered enough?

Indeed, those victims have suffered. But subjecting them to an invasive surgical procedure and destroying an innocent life will not erase the horror they have experienced. Rather it will more likely add additional trauma.

Regardless, it's still a baby. Two moral wrongs don't make a civil right."

Partial Birth Abortion: -As Described by its Inventor

The abortionist who invented it wrote a paper describing how to do it for a conference of abortionists in 1992. This paper was presented to Congress during the debate on the partial-birth abortion ban bill, - all the quotations used here directly come from the Congressional Record, September 19, 1996, pages H10631

..."With a lower extremity in the vagina, the surgeon uses his fingers to deliver the opposite lower extremity, then the torso, the shoulders and the upper extremities.

The skull lodges at the internal cervical os. Usually there is not enough dilation for it to pass through. The fetus is oriented dorsum, or spine up.

At this point, the right-handed surgeon slides the fingers of the left hand along the back of the fetus and "hooks" the shoulders of the fetus wit the index and ring fingers (palm down). Next he slides the tip of the middle finger along the spine towards the skull while applying traction to the shoulders and lower extremities. The middle finger lifts and pushes the anterior cervical lip out of the way.

While maintaining this tension, lifting the cervix and applying traction to the shoulders with the fingers of the left hand, the surgeon takes a pair of blunt curved Metzenbaum scissors in the right hand. He carefully advances the tip, curved down along the spine and under his middle finger until he feels it contact the base of the skull under the tip of his middle finger.

Reassessing proper placement of the closed scissors tip and safe elevation of the cervix, the surgeon then forces the scissors into the base of the skull or into the foramen magnum. Having safely entered the skull, he spreads the scissors to enlarge the opening.

The surgeon removes the scissors and introduces a suction catheter into this hole and evacuates the skull contents. With the catheter still in place, he applies traction to the fetus, removing it completely from the patient. ..."

"Pro-abortionists frequently say that what is aborted is not a baby, certainly not a person. Rather, it is simply a "glob of tissue" or a "product of conception".

One need only read this abortionist's paper to see that he certainly is not under any such delusion. He clearly refers to the unborn's "lower extremities", "torso", "shoulders", "upper extremities", and "skull". A glob of tissue does not have shoulders and a skull. A baby does."

Many more informative resources and articles - check out the sight:

There's also information for women seeking help on:

How to Survive an Abortion

"Somewhere deep down inside your being you are aching, or perhaps your abortion has left you emotionally distraught. Whatever pain you are experiencing, you are not alone. Millions of women are suffering as you are.

Among the most common symptoms experienced by women who seek counseling [for post-abortion trauma] are: low self-esteem, anger, guilt, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, extreme mood swings, a need to compensate for the loss of their child, drug and alcohol abuse, promiscuity, frigidity, numbness of feelings, hatred of self or of men, withdrawal, inability to sustain intimate relationships, unexpected emotional outbursts, suicide attempts [especially on the date her baby was due to be born]. Physical symptoms include nervous itching or hives, headaches, backaches, stomach or abdominal disorders.

"The crisis point occurs most often between 2-5 years after the abortion. For some women, the crisis may come within months of the abortion -- for others repression may last 20-30 years or more ..."

and there are also personal stories posted that aborted women have shared in their own words:

there is information on infanticide, plus much more...