Over 680,000 dollars last year flowed from Susan G Komen foundation to various planned parenthood affiliates. The funding will be stopped until the congressional investigation of planned parenthood obtains a result exonerating that organization of the charges of concealing sex abuse of minors.
The actual underlying decision by Komen probably has more to do with loss of contributions because of their longstanding tie with planned parenthood. It has become more publicly known that planned parenthood uses only the “TSA method” of breast cancer screening, not mammography or MRI.
The most in the fewest words from Smokey Bojangles, commenting at The Blaze: “Save the Ta Tas and kill the babies that feed off of them???”
Tea Partier Gary Wright had heard that Richard Lugar does not live in Indiana anymore……… for the past 30 years or so.
He decided to check for himself and found that Lugar is registered as an Indiana voter at the address of a house that he sold shortly after moving to Washington DC in 1977. His driver’s license says that they still live at the 3200 Highwoods Court, Indianapolis address (where Betsy Hughes lives and occasionally receives Lugar’s mail). No one is bothering to turn over the rocks on this fraud.
Supposedly the Indiana Constitution does not require Lugar to live in Indiana in order to be a senator from here. However one wonders what benefits Lugar has obtained from Indiana while a non-resident for the last 30 years. Other elected officials have been put through the mill on this basis.
Remember…. Lugar also thinks that Kathleen Sebelius is a good choice for head of the Dept. of Health and Human Services. Her Dept is the one threatening Indiana’s Medicare/Medcaid funding because we cut off Planned Parenthood’s tax funding.
Some anonymous leftie at the New York Times praises Obama’s decision to trample on the human rights of religiously affiliated health care employers. The article wanders from this to weeping about those who oppose being made to pay for the recreational drugs and abortions desired by others.
Yes, birth control pills, when used for that purpose are recreational drugs, and almost all abortions are recreational procedures. They are optional, and support the pursuit of sex as a mini-vacation, purely for the fun of it.
This short editorial covers a lot of territory, moving next to the Texas rule mandating sonograms before abortions (allowing detection of ectopic pregnancies, and permitting more safety for the woman.) This regulation does not mandate that a woman be shown her sonogram, but does require that basic information be offered to her in order to support informed consent for the abortion procedure.
It is vastly amusing to see a leftist decrying “intrusion into the doctor patient relationship”. Medicare, medicaid and thousands of health care regulations are all about government standing between the patient and the physician. The vast majority of this intrusion has been at the behest of the leftists. One measure to provide for patient safety and informed consent with respect to abortion causes these same people to go ballistic.
Next they’ll be grabbing organs from political dissidents.
Bioethicists pretty much exist to justify killing, and other immoral medical and research practices.
Click above to see new excuses to grab organs from donors before they have been declared dead. It’s terribly inconvenient, and might harm organ quality to wait until the donor is actually deceased before snagging the needed body parts.
In some of the written justifications for this killing is the comparison of people who have lost their abilities with weeds in a garden.
Ready for Obamacare?
The only comfort is that there won’t be as much money to pay for organ transplants and the ensuing maintenance costs.
A quote from Walter Sinnett-Armstrong and Franklin Miller:
“[I]f killing were wrong just because it is causing death or the loss of life, then the same principle would apply with the same strength to pulling weeds out of a garden. If it is not immoral to weed a garden, then life as such cannot really be sacred, and killing as such cannot be morally wrong.”
Catholic Bishops have put out letters opposing Obama’s latest assault on first amendment rights, and these were to be read to congregations this past Sunday. Obama has given Catholic institutions a year to begin paying for birth control, abortion producing drugs and sterilizations in their health care plans.
The bishops state that they will not comply, and are urging the congregants to write to their representatives in government to oppose Obama’s violation of civil rights, and religious freedom.
If you attended Catholic Church this past Sunday and did not hear this letter, it might be good to ask your pastor or your bishop why.
After you read the above story of the ethics complaints against Newt Gingrich, you might become less convinced that Crazy Nancy Pelosi will be able to drop a bomb on him. Likely her lawyers have been trying to get her to shut up.
Apparently a former Georgia congressman, Ben Jones, aka Cooter of the Dukes of Hazzard, who lost a race against Newt in 1994, was driven to obsession. He brought forth a complaint about a political science class that Gingrich taught. This effort began a stream of bogus complaints which Newt tried to sweep out of the way in the most convenient manner possible, by admitting to some form of wrongdoing, and paying $300,000 fine. After all was said and done, the IRS exonerated Gingrich of any wrongdoing with respect to this college course and its funding.
Sarah Palin went through a similar barrage of attacks, while governor of Alaska with none of the complaints against her sticking. The business of defending herself against the charges was leading her to financial ruin, and preventing her from functioning as governor, so she resigned her post.
This kind of business from the Democrats is what scares the most competent and straightforward of people away from politics. It severely limits the pick of political candidates to those with an extremely high appetite for risk.
Expect Santorum to face a similar attacks as Gingrich and Cain, should he meet with further success on the campaign trail.
It really is time for Republicans to fight fire with fire.
“The Sky is falling on Roe v Wade”, says Casey Martin, director of Southern Finger Lakes region.
The above article ponders why is planned parenthood the main target of pro-life legal and political efforts. Is it just because it’s the largest U.S. chain of abortion mills? Pro-lifers cite the abortion provider’s attacks on them, claiming that they want to control the sexuality of poor people, etcetera.
What the above article missed is the Main Attack Planned Parenthood has launched on those who choose not to kill. For decades they have pursued a political program to force us to participate in their killing agenda. Planned parenthood has worked tirelessly to force us to pay for it with taxes, force us cover it with health insurance, and force health care professionals to participate in it. They have persistently opposed health care professionals’ right NOT to kill humans. They have lobbied tirelessly to include abortion as an obligate part of health care, tied to medicare and medicaid funding. They are behind the Obama-Sebelius actions against states who wish to defund planned parenthood. Obama has tied the care of the sick and the elderly to the provision of abortion services with tax payer dollars.
This is why Planned Parenthood has been and remains a main target of pro-life political action.
A real live Planned Parenthood Feminist is directing the Waterloo Region of Canada. Angie Murie lets her dark shine: “I wrestle with gender-based abortion more than any other reason [a person might give for choosing to have an abortion,] Gender? Geez,” she said. “From a macro perspective, I don’t think it’s a very good idea for us to be eliminating women. But if you look at it at the individual level, which is what we do, I don’t have any right to say that one person’s reason is better or worse than another’s.”
Yes, it’s Planned Parenthood’s Waterloo….letting everyone know what pro-lifers knew all along: They’d KILL off the female sex for the sake of $ abortion $. That’s golden handcuffs for ya! You know they need the money and lifestyle when they’re perfectly willing to maintain a policy of killing off their customer base for the current income opportunity.
Canada’s National Post captures dueling abortion supporters on the topic of whether to deny women the choice to preferentially kill their girl babies. Those who recognize the problem of selectively wiping out their customer base must tie their ideology in knots to restrict the women’s “choice” to kill.
Abortion proponents make it easy for us to write the shock articles. They’ve been talking to each other so long that they don’t understand how grotesque they sound to people to whom this killing is unthinkable. Director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, Joyce Arthur can’t bring herself to just say no to sex selection abortion, even though she thinks women should be educated not to prefer boys over girls. “As soon as you put any kind of restriction on abortion, it really is a slippery slope,” ….”If you can restrict sex-based abortions, then why can’t you restrict abortions for genetic abnormalities? It’s not a road we should go down.”
Remember when the “slippery slope arguments” made no sense to the pro-aborts, who first sold abortion legalization based upon the “hard cases”?
Dr. John Stutzman, medical director of Planned Parenthood of Indiana, (and apparently allowed to teach at Indiana University), is not happy with the passage of Senate Bill 72 through the Health Committee. He says that using 200mg of mifepristone for chemical abortion, instead of the FDA recommended 600mg dose is sufficient. Apparently their purpose of reducing the progesterone receptor blocker and increasing the drug that causes violent uterine contractions is to avoid “side effects”. Planned parenthood sends the woman home with double the recommended dose of misoprostil to expel the embryo or fetus dead or alive.
No one is counting the failures which end up at our hospitals to have the abortion job finished up, and mind you, planned parenthood is NOT interested in having to report said failures so they can be tabulated and evaluated. (That requirement had already been removed from the bill.)
Whether the abortion job is finished by the chemical method or by follow up at a hospital (transferring liability to the hospital, and expense to that institution or to us) it is deemed a success at planned parenthood.
Read up…….. yes it’s true, the introduction of the new Epic systems for electronic record keeping in hospitals costs a lot, and it is associated with layoffs. Managers are in a tizzy about cost efficiency. There is effort to eliminate duplicate services and personnel.
Adverse events associated with or related to childbirth are reportable as such to include the whole period of pregnancy, childbirth and the year after delivery, at the recommendation of the ACOG.
The non reporting of abortion related adverse events and deaths, combined with the more readily reported pregnancy related or associated deaths has led to false statistics comparing the relative risk of childbirth and abortion.
Senate Bill 72 is now structured in such a way as to facilitate a means to convince women that abortion is safer than childbirth. The lack of requirement for reporting abortion drug adverse events serves to worsen the current skewing and misrepresentation of facts, which denies patients the opportunity of giving informed consent.
Useful parts of the bill worth noting: The definition of abortion inducing drug includes “off-label use of drugs known to have abortion inducing properties if the drug is prescribed with the intent of causing an abortion”. (Ch.3 sec.1a) The bill also requires that the abortionist “follows the drug label protocol for the abortion producing drug. (Ch3. sec 3a-2)
Expect a firestorm from planned parenthood which utilizes mifepristone, RU-486, in an off label manner by using less of the drug (a single 200mg tab) than recommended on the label, (three 200mg tablets) and by using it up to, or at 63 days gestation instead of 49 days.
According to the Mifeprex label, U.S., three x 200mg tabs are to be administered in a single dose, and the patient returns to the clinic in 2 days to take 2 tabs (400mcg) of misoprostil, to expel the human embryo or fetus. Planned Parenthood of Indiana is sending the patients home with four tablets (800mcg) according to their own info.
From Drs Gary and Harrison at Medscape: “The US clinical trial demonstrated a failure rate of 8% at 49 days or less from the last menstrual period (LMP), increasing to 17% at 50-56 days from the LMP, and further increasing to a 23% failure at 57-63 days from the LMP, as established by sonographic criteria………One serious concern raised by this review of AERs is the suggested fetal malformation rate of at least 23% following mifepristone failures that resulted in continuation of a live pregnancy.”
Over at the Blaze this Oklahoma legislation to forbid the use of fetal tissue seems strange, but Pharmer is glad that they decided to call attention to it.
This Oklahoma bill is addressing an existing problem, and is worthy of attention. Perhaps Oklahoma citizens who are cognizant of the embryonic stem cell and fetal cell derived technologies can assist with the language of the bill and regulations stemming from it.
http://cogforlife.org/fetalproductsall.pdf Cogforlife.org has been tracking the production of medicinal, vaccine and food products cultured, produced or tested using embryonic stem cell derived technology. The group monitors which cell lines are utilized, and the origins of those cell lines.
http://www.neostem.com/ Neostem is an adult stem cell research corporation which is committed to obtaining the benefits of adult and umbilical cord stem cell usage while avoiding the ethical liability of using tissue from purposely killed humans.
Pharmer fired off a letter to Senator Shortey, in the hopes that he might re-craft the bill to include human embryos in the language. It
Reuters is telling us of a study, conducted by two abortion apologists, that claims that abortion is much safer than giving birth.
The difficulty with the study is that it relies upon the reporting of complications associated with abortions, something which is not usually done, because it is in most cases, entirely voluntary.
It’s not a stigma or a problem to report deaths associated with childbirth, (whether or not the condition of pregnancy caused the death.
It is a huge stigma to report complications associated with abortion, and also a stigma for patients to report that the raging infection that sent them to the ICU has followed an abortion procedure rather than a miscarriage.
Hospitals are completing abortion procedures on a regular basis, and the reporting of this is very spotty. Once we realized that even the abortion related deaths listed in the newspapers were not being tallied by the CDC, pro-lifers knew that no studies comparing deaths from pregnancy vs deaths from abortion would be worth the paper they’re written on.
Pharmer has concluded from personal experience in health care, as well as information on the reporting of abortion complications to the CDC, that there is no good data for comparing the safety of child birth vs abortion for the woman. We do know that abortion is highly lethal to the unborn baby, though there are a number of well known survivors.
After reading some of the articles below, most will no longer find CDC abortion mortality data to be reliable or useful.
Pregnancy-associated death. The death of a woman while pregnant or within 1 year of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of cause. Pregnancy-related death. The death of a woman while pregnant or within 1 year of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by her pregnancy or its management, but not from accidental or incidental causes.
In your most fevered imaginings, do you think that there is complete reporting of abortion related deaths using these standards?
Only about 10 percent of meth heads have health insurance, so when they cook themselves while trying to cook their methamphetamine, the burden of care falls upon the hospital. The average cost of care for a meth burn patient is said to be $130,000 dollars. The financial burden of non-recovered hospital expenses has closed down at least 7 burn wards in the U.S.due to insolvency.
The most common means for self immolation among meth heads is the shake and bake method. Opening the 2 liter reaction vessel too soon or having an unplanned leakage can cause an explosion. About 70 injuries related to meth cooking have been reported in Indiana in the last two years, but who knows the real number? The burn victims aren’t too eager to tell the truth about how they were burned.
David Greenhalgh of the University of California, Davis, Burn Center says that 25-35% of the patients there test positive for meth.
The sad thing is that this gaffe will be missed by a fair number of people: the sex selection abortion deniers. The U.S. and Canada both have trouble with sex selection abortions done for the polyglot of egoists and people from other cultures who wish to exert misguided control of their reproductive output. Adaptation to the West is not immediate for those who come from places with no retirement plans whatsoever, and whose women have little to no earning capacity, or are given over to the inlaws family in marriage. Their unborn baby girls are selected against, as are those of people who simply prefer boys over girls.
On the 39th anniversary of the infamous Roe V Wade decision, Obama delivered a celebratory statement saying that Jan 23 is the chance to recognize the “fundamental constitutional right” to abortion and to “continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.”
Obama’s dreams for his daughters, (and the guys who use them,) to enjoy the availability of unfettered recreational abortion, comes at the cost of 50 plus MILLION american lives lost from surgical abortions alone.
The good senator is already an enemy of the TSA, and perhaps they were trying to show him who is boss by making him miss his flight to Washington DC. Senator Rand Paul scheduled to speak at the big Right to Life Event in Washington DC, and vote in the Senate today, but his schedule was interrupted by the gropers in Nashville.
A scanner indicated a glitch at his knee, and Paul lifted his trouser leg to expose the area. But that was NOT enough. The TSA officials wanted to grope the rest of his parts too. Rand Paul declined and was detained for some time. After a subsequent scan revealed no problems, the Senator caught a later flight to his destination.
This earned the Transportation Security Agency more bad commercials from Rand Paul’s father who is running for president.
Rand Paul himself has always opposed the over reach of the TSA, calling them clueless for targeting six year old kids, the disabled and others who are obviously not terrorists.
Due to a Moratorium on deportations to Haiti, burglar Kesler Dufrene was not deported the last time ICE took custody of him, although an immigration judge had ordered it. He has since been linked to Jan 2, 2011 slayings of a 15 year old girl and two other people by DNA and cellphone tracking. Dufrene committed suicide just before he was taken by Manatee county deputies after another break in and shooting. Authorities and relatives of the victims wonder if others were involved in the triple slaying, and most agree that that Ashley Chow, Harlen Peralta, and Israel Rincon would still be alive had Dufrene been deported as scheduled.
If deportations are halted, ICE cannot hold illegal immigrants in custody longer than six months, due to a pair of Supreme Court rulings on the issue. Obama had halted deportations to Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake. The result of that decision could be the topic of anti-Obama ads, after the style of the Willie Horton ads that plagued candidate Michael Dukakis so long ago.