Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Abortion fans OK with harmful-to-women ruling in TX

Live Action News reports that "the pro-abortion lobby is celebrating the Supreme Court ruling yesterday which struck down Texas’ HB2, which allowed the state to regulate abortion facilities (kind of like what is required for dentists, or foot surgeons, or anyone who will be touching you). But according to abortion fans, this is great news for women, for one reason alone: in their minds, it will increase the number of abortions in Texas. For pro-abortion extremists, that is all that matters.

First of all, what is the Supreme Court doing in interfering with state law that has nothing to do with the U.S. Constitution. Demanding that any surgical facility be clean is not a violation of the Constitution. The overreach of the Supreme Court should be alarming enough. But to the people cheering the Court on, it doesn’t matter whether or not abortion is safe. It doesn’t matter if the woman undergoing an abortion is having rusty equipment inserted into her body. No, all of that is acceptable, as long as the abortion will still take place.

Make no mistake: the position of the pro-abortion lobby is clearly that an unsafe abortion is better than no abortion at all. From their actions, it appears that they would rather see women maimed or killed in botched abortions at the hands of abortionists in shoddy clinics than they would keep these women safe. And that’s what overturning this ruling does: it makes abortion less safe.

In other words, the Supreme Court has just ruled against women (and women who say they are pro-woman are hysterically happy about it). 

The entire issue with abortion regulations could arguably be traced to Kermit Gosnell. Gosnell killed babies after birth by snipping their necks. He killed at least two women. More were injured, although how many more may not ever be known. Women claim to have been forced into abortions at his hands. His clinic was disgusting, with flea-infested cats roaming the facility, leaving feces everywhere. Women were found barely conscious, moaning, on battered old recliners covered in blood-stained blankets. Jars filled with the severed feet of babies Gosnell had murdered were on display. When Gosnell butchered the abortion of Karnamaya Mongar, paramedics had trouble finding her, because the clinic was a veritable maze of hallways and doors. And once they finally did recover her, they struggled to get her out quickly, because the gurney could not fit through Gosnell’s narrow hallways.

How was this allowed to happen? Simple: for decades, authorities looked the other way. The reason why was disturbing. First was pro-abortion politics. Authorities were more concerned with abortion access than they were with women’s safety. 

The second reason was Gosnell’s clientele. The women Gosnell serviced were overwhelmingly poor women of color. It was easy to look the other way when, to authorities, these weren’t women who mattered.

After Gosnell, increased abortion regulations began to be implemented, and with good reason. It was gradually discovered that abortion facilities across the country were operating in shoddy conditions. Tanning salons, veterinary clinics, tattoo parlors, fast food restaurants — these are a few examples of businesses that were inspected more often than abortion clinics were.

Pro-abortion activists say that abortion needs to be legal so that it can be safe — to end the back-alley abortions they claim happened before Roe v. Wade was passed. Yet now, they’ve completely abandoned all pretense of keeping abortion safe. The only thing they seem to care about is keeping it legal… and that is bad news for women. It doesn’t help them; it hurts them.

Unfortunately there are Gosnells operating across the country. One of them is in Texas, an abortionist named Douglas Karpen, who has been under investigation for infanticide. Multiple Texas abortion facilities have records of serious health and safety violations.

For instance, it’s no surprise that Whole Woman’s Health fought Texas' proposed standards so much, considering their own history of health violations, including rusty and unsanitary equipment, surgical instruments that were not properly sterilized, expired and improperly labeled medications, EKG machines and defibrillators that did not work, and more.

These aren’t the only shoddy abortionists. LeRoy Carhart, Steven Chase Brigham, Nicola Riley, Harold Alexander, James Scott Pendergraft, Earl McLeod, Mandy Gittler… all of these, and many more, have risked the health of women and some have even been responsible for their deaths.

Substandard has become “the norm” for abortion facilities
Any other ambulatory surgical clinic would not be allowed to operate under the kinds of conditions found in abortion facilities. Hospital admitting privileges? Even the abortion industry used to insist upon them. But now politics has become more important than bare minimum standards of safety.

Thanks to the Supreme Court, abortion is now even less safe, and just like with Gosnell before, it’s the poor, minority women of Texas who will be the ones at risk. Wealthy women can afford to go to a "reputable clinic", with or without these regulations in place. Without them, though, poor women will be forced to take whatever care they can find, and who is it that preys on women at their most desperate and vulnerable? The shoddy abortionists like Kermit Gosnell.

The Supreme Court has just abandoned these women, has just announced that they do not deserve a facility that is held to the same standards as other surgical ambulatory centers. They do not deserve to know that the person they are trusting is reliable and trustworthy. Instead, they have to just pray that the equipment being used on them is not rusty. They have to hope that if something goes wrong, their abortionist will cooperate with emergency medical providers, as opposed to dumping them at the local emergency room.

Some people believe abortion should be legal, and that easy access is important, but that’s an entirely separate debate. Because regardless of whether or not you think abortion should be legal, for those of you who are for abortion, don't you at least feel it should be safe? (for the mother, that is...of course it is never safe for the baby). 

Yet abortion advocates who feel they are so enlightened and liberated have become slaves to the abortion industry, so much so that they are willing to compromise women’s safety as long as it means that abortion will be more widespread. 

The only people who win here are those in the abortion industry itself, who can now line their pockets with money without having to worry about women’s safety and the costs it would take to update their clinics to clean, sterile standards. It doesn’t matter how many women they maim or butcher or infect— the Supreme Court will protect the abortionists - not the women the profit off of.

And no matter what abortion activists say, that will never be good for women."

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A woman president at any cost?

A female acquaintance of mine mentioned recently that she is supporting Hillary Clinton for president because "it's time we have a woman for president." My question is, why do we need a woman for president? Are today's women in such need of validation that they would support any female for president despite how corrupt and dishonest she is? How would having a female president change any woman's life? And how could a woman as dishonest and corrupt as Hillary Clinton be any kind of positive role model for women?

Of course when I asked this woman what she thought about how Hillary Clinton treated the 12 year-old rape victim, or what she thought of Clinton accepting millions of dollars from Middle Eastern countries that disrespect and abuse women, the money laundering she orchestrated through her husband's speaking engagements, or what she thought about Hillary's severe national security breach with her personal email server, or Hillary's cold dismissal of concerned family members of the murdered victims in Benghazi, the woman had no clue of these things.

But hey, as long as we have a female president, this acquaintance of mine is convinced her life will be better. She is not aware of Hillary's promise to raise taxes (or that, as US Senator, Hillary voted twice to raise taxes on the middle class). This woman is not aware that Hillary promises to silence all religious objection to morally reprehensible actions like abortion and euthanasia. This woman is not aware of Hillary's refusal to support closing our borders against vicious terrorists, or that Hillary, as president, would likely be recommending Supreme Court justices based on her personal ideology rather than their adherence to the Constitution. 

But she is convinced our country needs her and that women, in particular, need her. The conversation with this woman reminded me of something I have repeatedly noticed over the years: whenever I meet someone who is completely uninformed about things they always default to the Democrat/left side of the political aisle. I have never met an ignorant person who defaults to the conservative side. 

Typical of Hillary supporters, this particular woman was well versed in the pro-Hillary pop-media soundbites but woefully uninformed about the real Hillary. I personally have no problem with a female president - but I don't need a woman president, and if we do ever get one, I do care about what kind of person she is. How sad that so many women have been convinced that they need validation as women at all, let alone validation by the unfortunate likes of Hillary Clinton.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

These Catholic school students have the right idea...watch

Just wanted to share a simple reminder that when we remove God from the public square, we get the evil we're seeing today. But when we remember that God is still with us, we see what we need to do.

Watch this short video - the message is so simple, it's brilliant. 

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Time for LGBT community to recognize real hatred

After unleashing the worst terror attack on American soil since 9/11, the Orlando terrorist's terrorism was, not surprisingly, watered down by the Left in favor of another culprit: gun violence. Of course, liberals are blaming guns because they don’t have anything else to blame. The shooter was a fundamentalist Islamist, as he himself admitted in one of his calls to 911 that day, and his actions were nothing less than a brutal act of terrorism.

However, the Left cannot acknowledge such a thing because they refuse to identify the enemy. President Obama could barely contain himself in his press briefing earlier today as he mocked those of us who demand we recognize Islamist terrorists as a very real and deadly problem.

Obama tried to tell us today that we are winning the war against ISIS/radical Islam, while saying the real problem we need to address is anti-muslim sentiments and the availability of assault guns. 

Our president either has no idea or is simply unconcerned with the fact that we are dealing with an ideology that isn’t just religious, but political and cultural. As for whether the Orlando terrorist specifically targeted a "gay bar" or chose it randomly, Obama doesn't seem to see or care about the connection that some in the Middle East --in the name of Islam -- do routinely execute homosexuals by various means, including tossing them off buildings with their arms tied behind their backs.

In other words, if the Orlando shooter's target wasn’t random but chosen because it was a club full of individuals whom he believed should be put to death, then obviously this was not a random act of violence. This was not a “mass-shooting” in the way of Sandy Hook. This was not a “hate crime” in the typical sense of the phrase. This was an act of war against western culture by a very different, radical, deadly ideology.

Still, posts on social media keep repeating the same wrong notion: That this wasn’t because of "radical Islam", it was an act of hate. But if that's all it was, then it was an act of hate because of the terrorist's ideology that taught him to hate homosexuals (and for the record, I am not saying all Muslims hate homosexuals or support putting them to death. I am saying to pay attention to a certain established radical Islamist ideology regarding treatment of homosexuals).

While so many on the Left continue pointing fingers at Christians, accusing us of being hateful bigots toward the LGBT community, they remain silent about a culture that actually does exhibit hate toward homosexuals, as exhibited by the fact that in some Middle Eastern countries, homosexuals are put to death for the stated crime of being gay.

Ted Cruz put it very well when he said: “For all the Democrats who are loud champions of the gay and lesbian community whenever there is a culture battle waging, now is the opportunity to speak out against an ideology that calls for the murder of gays and lesbians. ISIS and the theocracy in Iran (supported with American taxpayer dollars) regularly murder homosexuals, throwing them from buildings and burying them under rocks. This is wrong, it is evil, and we must all stand against it…

If you’re a Democratic politician and you really want to stand for LGBT, show real courage and stand up against the vicious ideology that has targeted our fellow Americans for murder.”

Yet while the Left continues to claim it is the champion of the LGBT community, they blatantly ignore who the real enemy is. Hint: It's not Christians.

As for “sensible gun control”, other than complete confiscation, there is very little that can be done to control guns. How many times does it need to be stated that people intent on killing do not obey laws. The only thing gun control will accomplish is leaving law-abiding Americans unarmed in the face of terror.

We need to get real, as uncomfortable as it may be, and point the finger where it belongs. Burying our heads in the sand so we don't have to see reality will eventually invite that reality to come crashing down all around us. It's already begun, of course. 

The question is, at what point is our politically correct society willing to extract itself from the sand and acknowledge the hard, cold fact: Terrorists want us dead - all of us. It's time we all - homosexual, straight, liberal, conservative, ban together to defeat the real enemy. Turning on each other leads to nothing but our own peril. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Even leftist media disagree with CA bill that would silence pro-lifers

As reported by One News Now, “A pro-life advocate has concerns with California legislation to criminalize investigative reporting on abortion.

The bill, AB 1671, comes after David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos of Planned Parenthood and other abortionists harvesting limbs and tissue from aborted babies that would allegedly then be sold for profit.

California lawmakers, backed by Planned Parenthood, now want to ban any reporting or recording of conversations with abortionists or other health care personnel "without the consent of all parties to the communication."

‘If this bill were to become law, it criminalizes even media who is reporting on and disseminating in any way that footage,’ says Lila Rose of Live Action. ‘So it's basically a freeze on the freedom of speech, and freedom of the press in California, if this bill goes into law.’

It is such a serious violation of constitutional rights that Rose says even secular news organizations are openly protesting the legislation.

‘It's interesting to see the mainstream folk, even self-identified pro-choice journalists, are decrying this bill,’ Rose says. ‘It is a clear attack on anybody who's trying to tell the truth about tax-funded abortion facilities.’

The legislation is dangerous for journalists and attacks the ‘free press principle of prior restraint,’ Thomas Peel, an investigative reporter for The Mercury News, wrote in a May 18 op-ed

He cited a 1971 U.S. Supreme Court case over the Pentagon Papers that ruled the ‘government cannot pre-censor news organizations or otherwise halt or criminalize publication.’

While praising Planned Parenthood, Peele admitted the abortion giant is the bill's ‘main supporter’ in the state.

Rose thinks that it just goes to show the fear that abortion facilities experience.

‘They know they're doing horrific crimes against humanity,’ she says, ‘and they're trying to keep that covered up and hidden from the public.’

Live Action has, for several years now, released undercover videos of mostly Planned Parenthood facilities pushing abortions on underage girls, even coaching them on how to protect their legal age molester.'

How sad that we have fallen to the state of protecting the murderers and prosecuting the victims or those who try to protect the victims. One can disagree with this all they want, but the truth is the truth.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Obama: Beware of climate-change hurricane devastation!

President Obama has called for every American to put together a disaster supply kit and evacuation plan because “climate change” is bringing “more powerful and more devastating” hurricanes to the US – even though the US hasn’t been hit with a major hurricane in more than a decade.

Announcing the June 1 start of hurricane season, Obama warned Americans to prepare for imminent climate change-caused hurricanes:

“All of us have seen the heartbreak, the damage and, in some case, the loss of life that hurricanes can cause.  And as climate continues to change, hurricanes are only going to become more powerful and more devastating.

“One of the things that we have learned over the course of the last seven and a half years is that government plays a vital role, but it is every citizen’s responsibility to be prepared for a disaster.  And that means taking proactive steps, like having an evacuation plan, having a fully stocked disaster supply kit.  If your local authorities ask you to evacuate, you have to do it. Don't wait.”

Obama chastised Americans for their “complacency,” and told them to be ready to evacuate when the storms hit:

“And what we've been seeing is some public complacency slipping in; a large portion of people not having preparedness kits, not having evacuation plans. We've been stagnant a little bit with respect to the number of people, the percentage of people who respond to an evacuation order. All that has to pick up, because we want to make sure that, although it's hard to prevent property damage, that we are doing everything we can to prevent loss of life.”

There’s even an app to help Americans prepare for the destruction to come, Obama said:

“If you need information about how to put together an evacuation plan, how to put together a disaster preparedness kit, we've got an app for everything now. We have a FEMA app in English and in Spanish to help you prepare your family for a disaster.”

Meanwhile, the US has now gone a record 127 straight months without a major hurricane making landfall – and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a “near normal” Atlantic hurricane season this year.

For the past ten-plus years, “normal” has meant no major hurricanes, so “near normal” suggests the US will remain safe from so-called climate-caused hurricane devastation.

But, be prepared, because it is coming, Obama warns just the same.

Unfortunately, this is just another of Obama's many lies. There are no studies that show, by empirical evidence, that humans (mostly CO2 emissions), have ever been the primary cause of global warming. None.

In fact, US satellite data sets show that there has been no global warming in the past 18+ years despite increasing CO2 emissions during this period. If CO2 emissions were a direct and significant cause of global warming, we would have experienced global warming during the 18+ year pause. We did not.

The hypothesis that humans are the primary cause of global warming is simply not supported by empirical evidence. The hypothesis is based on computers which overemphasize CO2's role in climate change and de-emphasize the role of clouds, solar cycles, ocean cycles and other natural causes of climate change. These computers have been notoriously wrong almost all of the time (when compared to real world data).

Computers that model an imaginary planet and are programmed with guesses of a few of the many variables affecting climate are not data or empirical evidence. Ninety-eight percent of the climate models relied upon failed to predict the 18-year and eight-month pause, and their projections of future temperatures during the last 20 years substantially exceeded the actual temperatures during this period.

Don’t we have more important things to worry about than a phantom increase in temperatures? I for one care about millions of un-vetted people flooding our open borders. I do care how messed up my healthcare is now and how my out of pocket expenses have skyrocketed. I do care that the GDP the last quarter was measly at best, looking like another recession could be looming. I do care that children are being used as pawns of indoctrination to unhealthy lifestyles by an out of control leftist culture. I do care about the exorbitant energy costs and strangling regulations set to be unleashed on Americans in the name of “climate control”. I do care that reality is being shunned in favor of fantasy.

Is there any reasonable person left on the left who wants to allow truthful scientists to have a say in the data being used in the computer models that predict (wrongly, over and over) the doom and gloom of this planet? I do. What does the left have to lose... except its control over all of us?

If the leftist climate alarmists truly want to 'save the planet' then they should allow other points of view into the discussion - and the data- used in making climate predictions. The fact that the left won't allow non-global warming believers into their research proves their objectives have less to do with the planet and everything to do with their agenda. What a monumental fraud they have perpetrated on us.