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  • just a conservative girl 5:26 AM on 04/16/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Jennifer Rubin Tweets Boston Bombing Local Story 

    Not writing on Boston. It is a local crime story for now

    Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin opened a can of worms yesterday afternoon after the news hit that a double bombing occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.  She did this in response to the lefts argument on the lack of coverage in the Gosnell murder trial.  The left has bent over backwards to say that Gosnell is local story and didn’t warrant national coverage.

    I actually was having a back and forth with someone on twitter over the weekend about this very topic, I asked her if the name Casey Anthony rang a bell, and also asked her to google the name Jodi Arias and see how many hits she gets.  Her response to me was only that she doesn’t waste her time engaging “antis”.  Well when you consider that this argument cannot be defended in any shape or form.  We have a long history as a country of giving criminal trials loads of media coverage, OJ and Charles Manson just to name two more.  It is a justification and a very poor one at that.

    Was this in poor taste?  Yes, obviously it was.  But, there is truth in the point that she was trying to make.  Kermit Gosnell is on trial for 8 murders, seven of which were newborn babies who had their spinal cords cuts.  He committed acts of absolute barbarism, there is no other way to describe what he did.  The acts of Jeffrey Dahmer were put over the airwaves on a regular basis, and that too was a “local trial”.  There is one reason and one reason only that the Gosnell trial has not been widely reported, it is about abortion.  A sacred “right” to most people on the left.  If more people heard that this type of things are happening in this country on the scale that they are happening we just may have a “national discussion” on abortion rights.  The media have decided to protect that over doing their jobs.

    If people hear this story, they just may put political pressure on state governments to more closely monitor abortion clinics.  If people hear this story they will ask themselves why were the complaints against this man ignored for so long?  If people hear this story they will ask how a clinic that was right out in the open and run by a man who was considered a good man in his community was allowed to run for so long.  If people hear this story they just may ask themselves why they support legal abortion.  If people hear the story of the baby that was screaming before being murdered they may just question the mantra of the left that abortion is not used as a form of birth control.  If people hear the joke reportedly made by Gosnell that one of the babies was large enough to walk him to the bus stop, they just may to look inside themselves and ask why this allowed to happen in this country.

    People may just start to question the usual memes you are told about abortion.   Legal, safe, and rare.  One of the doctors that the prosecution put on the stand as an “expert” on abortion said he has performed 40,000 abortions during his 33 year practice.  There is nothing rare about that number.  That is a number that is hard to wrap your head around.  There is nothing safe about what Gosnell and his goons did.  Nor can this be considered “healthcare”, another one of the things that left trots out when talking about this topic.

    People will have to ask themselves about the racial overtones to this story.  Gosnell, a black man, treated his white suburban “patients” differently and better than the minority poorer counterparts.  People may start to realize that abortion is actually big business in this country.  There is loads of money to be made.  There are people out there who profit at the hands of women who are making very difficult choices.  People may actually take a look at the documentary made about this case where women describe how they were told by Gosnell that abortion was a normal thing, ain’t no thing.  Have two, have five across your lifetime.  What’s the diff?  They will hear the women who were victims of Gosnell and how he isn’t being tried for things that he has done to most of them.

    Again was this poor taste?  Yes, but only due to the timing.  But the bar was set last week by the left.  Apparently the “right” to abortion is more important than giving the people of this country the truth about abortion in this country.  If we start asking questions, they are afraid of the answers that some will come up with.

     
  • just a conservative girl 2:45 PM on 04/12/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Donna Brazile Edition Part 2 

    Remove legal and safe options for abortion, and women are forced to turn to people like Kermit Gosnell

    Um, abortion is legal.  The entire point that the left makes is that it must be legal in order to be safe.  I want Donna Brazile to go and say this sentance to the victims of Kermit Gosnell.

     
    • Carol R 2:50 PM on 04/12/2013 Permalink | Reply

      that’s right! its legal! its legal for longer into the term its legal in more places…..its just not safe. why? because it never was!!!

  • just a conservative girl 9:31 AM on 04/12/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: abortion, , media malpractice, ,   

    Quote of the Day – Kirsten Powers Edition Part 2 

    Let me state the obvious. This should be front page news. When Rush Limbaugh attacked Sandra Fluke, there was non-stop media hysteria. The venerable NBC Nightly News’ Brian Williams intoned, “A firestorm of outrage from women after a crude tirade from Rush Limbaugh,” as he teased a segment on the brouhaha. Yet, accusations of babies having their heads severed — a major human rights story if there ever was one — doesn’t make the cut.”

    Kirsten Powers in an OP-ED on the lack of media coverage of the Gosnell murder trial.

    If there was ever proof that the media is totally biased and therefore more or less dead, this is it.  This is a man who killed and tortured babies.  Not a fetus, not a bunch of cells, but babies that were born alive and then murdered in a cold-blooded fashion.

    We now live in a country where the media is no longer reporting the news, but pushing an agenda.  An agenda that includes the cover-up of infanticide.  You see if people knew, really knew and understood, the horrors of what happened in that butcher’s house we may just be having a discussion on limiting abortions in this country, much the same as we are discussing limited gun rights after Newtown.  The media doesn’t want that to happen, quite obviously.  You see gun rights, a right clearly written into the constitution by the way, is something that they don’t like.  But apparently killing and torturing newborns is A-OK.

     
    • signpainterguy 3:44 PM on 04/12/2013 Permalink | Reply

      A large segment of the left believes the Earth is already over-populated, so population growth must be curtailed. An ugly truth among the leaders of this agenda hates blacks. That`s the impetus behind the outlawing of DDT, to allow black Africans to die of mosquito-bourne diseases, and the large percentage of abortion centers located in black neighborhoods.

  • just a conservative girl 5:29 PM on 01/22/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Making Light of Roe V. Wade – Happy 40th Anniversary “Baby” The left’s new low – Video 

    Repugnant.  There really are no words for how digusting this is.

     
    • Don 8:45 PM on 01/23/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Sick, but what do you expect from the left. Leftism is a mental disorder.

  • just a conservative girl 12:31 PM on 09/26/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    “I wish my mother had aborted me.” 

    So says feminist writer Lynn Beisner.  She says this is not the typical I wish I were dead pleading, but a simple observation of how her mother’s life would be greatly improved had she never been born.

    An abortion would have absolutely been better for my mother. An abortion would have made it more likely that she would finish high school and get a college education. At college in the late 1960s, it seems likely she would have found feminism or psychology or something that would have helped her overcome her childhood trauma and pick better partners. She would have been better prepared when she had children. If nothing else, getting an abortion would have saved her from plunging into poverty. She likely would have stayed in the same socioeconomic strata as her parents and grandparents who were professors. I wish she had aborted me because I love her and want what is best for her.

    Apparently her mother has had a very difficult life and having her just made those difficulties worse.  But there is a great deal of jumping to conclusions in her theory.  She says that her mother could have stayed in the socioeconomic strata as her grandparents.  But she goes on to tell the story of how her mother was abused as a child, had a brain injury as a child, and her grandmother committed suicide when her mother was still in grade school.  Her mother was also a child rape victim.

    She believes that her mother wasn’t strong enough to give her child up for adoption, so abortion would be the answer that makes sense.  Her mother has led a very tragic life and Ms. Beisner believes that her presence in her mother’s life was the reason she never was able to get the help that she needed to be happier.  If only her mother found feminism, she wouldn’t have been sexually exploited.  Because heaven knows women today that consider themselves feminists are not sexually exploited.

    As a child her mother abused her, she watched men sexually exploit her due to her poverty, and her childhood was an all around mess.

    With that constellation of factors, there was a very high statistical probability that my mother would be an abusive parent, that we would spend the rest of our lives in crushing poverty, and that we would both be highly vulnerable to predatory organisations and men. And that is exactly what happened. She abused me, beating me viciously and often. We lived in bone-crushing poverty, and our little family became a magnet for predatory men and organisations. My mother found minimal support in a small church, and became involved with the pastor who was undeniably schizophrenic, narcissistic and sadistic. The abuse I endured was compounded by deprivation. Before the age of 14, I had never been to a sleepover, been allowed to talk to a friend on the phone, eaten in a restaurant, watched a television show, listened to the radio, read a non-Christian book, or even worn a pair of jeans.

    It doesn’t seem to occur to her that all those things could have happened to her mother anyway.  It seems to me that her mother also have mental health issues, probably passed down from her grandmother.   Her grandfather didn’t seem all that interested in helping his young daughter or granddaughter for that matter.  Abortion wouldn’t have made her grandfather a better parent, would it?  Her mother still had to survive all the odds that were stacked against her.

    Sadly, according to her, her mother is still desperately unhappy to the point that they are unable to relationship.  But, the writer has been able to find her way out of the  circumstances that she found herself growing up in.  She is happily married and raising two children of her own.  She has found stability in her life and happiness.  But she still believes that her life is a net loss.

    The world would not be a darker or poorer place without me. Actually, in terms of contributions to the world, I am a net loss. Everything that I have done – including parenting, teaching, researching, and being a loving partner – could have been done as well, if not better by other people. Any positive contributions that I have made are completely offset by what it has cost society to help me overcome the disadvantages and injuries of my childhood to become a functional and contributing member of society.

    What the writer is really saying is that poor children really don’t contribute much to society; in fact they cost society, so there is no point in having them around.  The truth is poverty is far from the only indicator of child abuse.  There are many reasons why people abuse their children and it reaches through all strata of the economic ladder.  The insulting nature of this story is that any child that has the misfortune of having an abusive parent should be cast aside.  They are too much work.

    There is just as much of a chance that the only reason her mother didn’t commit suicide was because she had a daughter.  Just because a parent is abusive, it doesn’t mean they don’t love their child.  I am no way justifying that behavior, I am just saying that being troubled, doesn’t mean you don’t have the capacity to love.  What it truly means is that you don’t have the capacity to show it in a healthy and balanced way.

    The most tragic part of all of this, is that she doesn’t believe that her children deserved a chance at life.  I am not sure how old her children are, but they have a lot of life yet to live.  Who knows what contribution they are going to make to the world in their futures.  Without her, obviously her children would never have born.  It is a cold thing to say about your own children.  A very cold thing.

    ***Her children and her discussed this article before she wrote it, and they are ok with it.  Ugh.

     

     
    • Sherry 12:33 PM on 09/26/2012 Permalink | Reply

      This family needs a load of prayers.

    • SignPainterGuy 6:04 PM on 09/26/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I suspect that the feminism that the author`s Mom “missed out on” was not missed by the author. I also suspect that this “loving wife and mother” didn`t absorb the true Christian message since she believes abortion would have been a good choice for anyone ! Adding the memory of an abortion would have only compounded the other mental issues her Mom had.

    • Tina 9:55 PM on 09/28/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Coincidentally, I just 3 minutes ago told my 16 yr old granddaughter that “emotionally healthy parents can raise a happy, healthy, successful child in a one room tent”, that good parenting has little or nothing to do with how much money a family has. Then I came and read this article. Sherry, you are so right: this family needs prayer more than anything else. May Jesus Christ look upon them and let them know His bountiful Love.

  • just a conservative girl 10:59 PM on 07/07/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    A Refreshing Change of Pace from HuffPo 

    Imagine my surprise when I read this on HuffPo.  Conservatives have been saying this for years and we get called names and made fun of.

     Sex is an expression of love. If it’s used for anything else — to try to get approval or love or to try to feel alive — it won’t feel good for either of you in the long run. You may experience a physical sensation of pleasure or an emotional high of feeling wanted or desired, but in the aftermath of sex you’re likely to feel empty, lonely, and possibly used.

    It is time we start telling tweens and young women (young men as well) the truth.  We have mountains and mountains of cultural lies that we keep passing down to the next generation.  One being that a baby is just a bunch of cells.  If you think about it, we are all just a bunch of cells, granted more developed than a baby (in most cases, anyway) but nonetheless, there is no way around this, we all started that way.

    We also tell girls that they can be sexually active and there is no price to pay for that.  Unplanned pregnancy is no longer a big deal, get an abortion.  You can always take the morning after pill, you can go to the doctor and get a shot and that will be the magic thing that keeps you from getting pregnant.  We don’t tell this young women what a soul killer abortion can be.  The guilt and the regret that many women live with for the rest of their lives.

    Do parents today still have those talks with their daughters about how boys are sometimes only looking for one thing?  I know my mother had that talk with me.  My mother also told me some other things that I would never repeat to another young girl.  But she came from a different generation and I am the youngest child.  But, I will tell you it did work with me.  I have always been very conservative when it comes to certain things.  There was no way on God’s green earth I was going to go home and tell my parents I was pregnant.  I behaved accordingly.

    But we do need to get back to sending this message.  While sex may feel good on any given night with any given person, long term it isn’t good for you.  A truly enjoyable sex life is about connecting with someone, loving someone, wanting to share yourself and your life with that person.  It isn’t about scratching an itch.

    Most people also don’t know the truth about what creates great sex. The popular message says that great sex is a function of technique and frequency, but this is a cultural lie. The truth is that great sex is a function of connection, first with yourself and then with your partner. In other words, when you feel alive inside your own skin and connected to your partner’s essence, then you can meet each other sexually in a way that will feel fulfilling for both of you

    The article is really about getting engaged, but it has some great lessons.  Read the entire thing here.

     
  • just a conservative girl 6:52 PM on 06/22/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – We Wouldn’t Want Fetuses to be Considered Persons Edition 

    But it got us thinking about how the more we treat fetuses like people—including them in our family photo shoots, tagging them on our Facebook walls, giving them their own Twitter accounts—the harder it will be to deny that they are people when the next, say,personhood amendment comes up, with legislators and activists arguing that “the unborn child” inside a pregnant woman’s womb should have the same rights as the living among us.

    Allison Benedikt, Slate writer, feminist, and a woman without a soul.

    That’s right ladies and Gents we wouldn’t want people to think that babies are people, would we now?

    Disgusting.

    Read the whole sad thing here.  

     
    • anticsrocks 12:57 AM on 06/23/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born. ~Ronald Reagan, quoted in New York Times, 22 September 1980

    • A.Men 5:58 AM on 06/23/2012 Permalink | Reply

      A baby is born at conception. Most Americans agree! This 2012!

      God Bless America.

  • just a conservative girl 4:39 PM on 06/01/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Liberal Logic – Shelia Jackson Lee Edition – Video 

    Let me try to understand this.  I am against baby’s being aborted based on gender so that means I want to “drag women into the streets”. This is part of the war on women.

    Don’t these idiots realize that most of the babies that are being murdered are being done so simply because they are female?

    Liberal logic at it’s finest.

    I have said many times that we need to start turning these things around.  Most of the babies that will be murdered (make no mistake that is what it is if the only reason they are doing it is based on gender) are going to be Asian.  So liberals hate Asians.  Spread it around.

     

     
    • Ike 7:31 PM on 06/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      So, it’s okay for a woman to kill any child she is carrying in her womb, for whatever reason – including such trivia as ‘I’m getting back at my boyfriend’ and ‘it’s a punishment and inconvenient’ – and that’s okay and rises to the level of a human right protected in the U.S. Constitution. I don’t want to ever here any single one of those murderesses say anything hateful about my military service in Vietnam, where I killed men – and a few women – who were not only adults, but were actively seeking to advance the policies of their government or political faction … that is to say, they were trying to kill me. To kill in war is now considered despicable, but to kill a child you carry in your womb, right beneath your heart, is a sacred right???? Monsterous, hideousness, terrifying beyond words to think that these women claim the title of mother for themselves.

      • SignPainterGuy 11:00 PM on 06/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Ike, in some circles, the term is “Mother——–“. And it`s not a term of endearment !

    • ant 7:42 AM on 06/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      WE should take the liberals hyperbole and ridiculousness as pointers. Their ideas are actually quite useful. Let’s start dragging deranged, corrupted Congress-critters out of OUR House and into the streets.

      • just a conservative girl 10:39 AM on 06/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Well Shelia Jackson Lee would be near the top of that list. But she will leave congress when she is good and ready. Her district is poor and has yet to figure out that her policies have done nothing to help them. Mind blowing.

  • just a conservative girl 6:30 PM on 05/30/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Krauthammer on Why Progressives Won’t Stop Selective Gender Abortions 

    The real reason is that most don’t care about human life.  We are expendable.

     
    • Chris 7:40 PM on 06/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      “The real reason is that most don’t care about human life. We are expendable.” This sentence is so utterly stupid only a rightwing loonie wingnut could come up with it.
      It would’ve been a good answer to the question “why do right wing extremist presidents send Americans to die in bogus wars overseas?”.

      I actually searched google for ‘most redundant blog ever’ and you guys topped the list of search results.
      Congratulations!

      • just a conservative girl 10:37 AM on 06/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

        You are advocating a policy of killing babies simply based on them being female with one breath then accusing me of a war on women in the next, yet I am the wingnut. Liberal logic at its finest.

  • just a conservative girl 4:24 PM on 05/08/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Yep, The Obama Campaign Continues to Keep it Classy – Voter Registration Drive to be Held at Planned Parenthood 

    Tempe Women for Obama Voter Registration Event(Women for Obama Event)
    Come help us put a stop to the War on Women by supporting Tempe Women for Obama at our local Planned Parenthood by registering voters inside the clinic.
    Time:
    Monday, May 14, 2012 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Host:
    Chelsea Forbes-Terry
    Location:
    Tempe Planned Parenthood (Tempe, AZ)

    1250 E Apache Blvd.
    Suite 108
    Tempe, AZ 85281

    SIGN UP FOR ‘TEMPE WOMEN FOR OBAMA VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT’

    Email Address:
    Postal/Zip Code:
    Phone
    How many people are coming?

    (incl. yourself)
     
  • just a conservative girl 9:36 AM on 05/07/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Women and the Sexual Revolution 

    The sexual revolution is not all that it is cracked up to be.  I tweeted earlier today

    40 years ago feminists burned bras saying they deserved to be treated as equals. In 2012 “Julia” depends on gov’t for life.

    But it is more than that, the “feminist” culture has led to breakdown of the family, abortion on demand, and higher levels of dependency on government for women.  It has the opposite effect that the likes of Gloria Steinem was fighting for.  Women have become more dependant on government, instead of relying on themselves.  It also takes away personal responsibility.  Abortion is so easy that women don’t think of the long-term effects anymore.  As Nike says, Just Do It.    The consequences of it will just be dealt with later.

     
  • just a conservative girl 5:07 PM on 04/07/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Pro-Choice – What they Really Want 

     
    • anticsrocks 6:09 PM on 04/07/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome, really puts a light on the entire Fluke controversy.

  • just a conservative girl 11:03 PM on 03/05/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: abortion, joffe, liberal lies, , scare tactics   

    Quote of the Day – Carole Joffe Edition 

    But I have considerable concerns about what calling these ultrasounds “rape” and “unnecessary” will mean for abortion patients and providers. The reality is that most abortion patients do receive an ultrasound to date their pregnancies. Since most abortions take place in the first trimester of pregnancy, many of these ultrasounds are performed with a transvaginal probe, the most effective method for viewing early-stage pregnancies. In the end, whether an ultrasound is performed, and which method is used, reflects either the practice of the abortion provider, the patient’s medical history, or—for a relatively small number of women—an aversion to the transvaginal method. Most of the time, however, the transvaginal ultrasound is a useful and common tool that helps providers perform abortions safely and well.

    Carole Joffe – Sociologist and Abortion Rights Author and Activist

    Yet one more lie the left uses to push it pro abortion agenda is that ultrasounds laws are rape.  They are not rape, it is part of the normal course of the procedure.  We need to tell these young women the truth instead of scaring them for no reason.

     
    • SignPainterGuy 10:42 AM on 03/06/2012 Permalink | Reply

      It`s rape ONLY if the ultrasound is performed in an effort to save the baby !

  • just a conservative girl 5:31 PM on 02/25/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Some Musings from the Pro Abortion Left 

    A friend of mine sent me this website.  It is disgusting.  There are not words for exactly how disgusting it is.  It never really occurred to me that people would blog about having and giving abortions, but they do.  Do they ever.

    One abortion doctor is telling women how to raise money to have their abortion.  #3 is especially interesting.

    1) Yard Sale
    2) Bake Sale
    3) Church collection
    4) Student loans
    5) Tax returns
    6) Borrowing small amounts of money from multiple people (like $25 from four people = $100)
    7) Selling rims from a car
    8) Selling stuff off Craigslist
    9) Braiding hair/hairstyling (utilizing a talent to earn extra money on the side)
    10) Cleaning houses

    The doctor really liked the keg party idea.  He has decided to pass that one on.  Hey, why not liquor the kid up before you kill them?

    The post on guilt is a must read too.

    There’s a lot of stigma, and thus guilt, associated with multiple abortions. When you talk to a woman who is having her second, third, fourth abortion, you will often hear shame in her voice. Why do we shame these women? They are already going through an emotionally difficult time in their lives. Why do we think it’s our place to place judgement on them and make them feel like bad people? And what really pisses me off, is that this doesn’t just come from antis. I have heard this shaming come from people who describe themselves as pro-choice.

    I thought the left said that abortion isn’t used as a form of birth control?  It is supposed to safe and rare right?  Sorry, but if you are getting four abortions you should feel shame.  You also need to go to remedial counselling on the use of birth control.  Or better yet, learn how to control your urges.

    Every person needs to read these websites to see how radical these pro abortion people can be.  No matter how many abortions you have, you are not supposed to feel any shame or remorse.  Disgusting.  Simply disgusting.

     
  • just a conservative girl 10:06 AM on 02/24/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Students for Life of America 

    “If performing a vaginal ultrasound is equal to the violence, invasiveness, and vulnerability of rape, then Planned Parenthood, which performs more than 200,000 abortions a year through procedures more invasive than a simple ultrasound, is without question the largest practitioner of rape in our country. Why isn’t anyone rushing to arrest Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood’s proud president, for raping millions of women and then profiting billions of dollars from it?”

    You see PP has admitted that ultrasounds are performed as a normal course of a surgical abortion:

    “That’s just the medical standard,” said Adrienne Schreiber, an official at Planned Parenthood’s Washington, D.C., regional office. “To confirm the gestational age of the pregnancy, before any procedure is done, you do an ultrasound.”

    The only difference being is that the mother will see what is on the ultrasound.  That is the ONLY difference.  Heaven forbid they perform an abortion with the woman being fully informed of what the procedure actually is; the death of a child.  I don’t think that making abortion illegal is the answer.  Creating a culture of life is the real answer.  Fully informing women is a step in that direction.

     
    • christianprolife 10:14 AM on 02/24/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Ugh, that’s horrible. Planned Parenthood is full of lies and deceit. They profit off of killing innocent children. If that’s not evil, I don’t know what it.

  • just a conservative girl 11:40 PM on 02/16/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Stat of the Day – Abortion in the Black Community 

    Abortion killed at least 203,991 blacks in the 36 states and two cities (New York City and the District of Columbia) that reported abortions by race in 2005, according to the CDC. During that same year, according to the CDC, a total of 198,385 blacks nationwide died from heart disease, cancer, strokes, accidents, diabetes, homicide, and chronic lower respiratory diseases combined.

    Read it and weep.  It looks like Sanger is getting what she was after when she created Planned Parenthood; death to the black community.

     
    • Ike 2:24 PM on 02/17/2012 Permalink | Reply

      And the pity of it? No one is killing their babies, except themselves. And the political leaders of the Black Community? They continue to get the benefits of their fathers’ ‘deal with the devil’ in the 1950’s and ’60’s with the Democratic Party: gerrymandered ‘safe’ districts, DOJ enforcement of those districts via the VRA, the national media turning a blind eye toward their corruption and outright crimes, and their share of the money from the federal government’s budget both personally, their families and to their political friends. Just like the white politicians, they loot while their people rot. Not enough shame to go around, I guess.

  • just a conservative girl 2:29 AM on 12/03/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Nancy Pelosi Edition Part 2 

    “I don’t know if I agree with your characterization of what the HHS put forth, but as a mother of five children in six years, as a devout Catholic, I have great respect for our bishops when they are my pastor. As lobbyists in Washington D.C., we have some areas of disagreement.”

    Nancy Pelosi on the mandate that all insurance policies carry coverage for FDA approved contraceptives, including the morning after pill which the Catholic Church views as an abortion.

    The exception policy for this is written so narrowly that very few Catholic entities across the country will qualify.

    To qualify as a “religious employer” that will get an exemption an organization must meet all of four criteria: their purpose must be the “inculcation of religious values,” they must “primarily employ persons who share the same religious tenets,” they must “primarily serve persons who share its religious tenets,” and they must be organized under the specific section of the Internal Revenue Code used by churches per se.

    Why this woman has not been excommunicated from the Catholic Church is just beyond my comprehension.  Bishops talking about life issues is lobbying?  Unreal.

     
    • ant 10:48 AM on 12/03/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Actually, why the woman hasn’t been straightjacketed and put in an institution is beyond me.

  • just a conservative girl 7:35 PM on 11/18/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Nancy Pelosi Edition 

    “say to a woman, ‘I’m sorry you could die’ if you don’t get an abortion.” Those who dispute that characterization “may not like the language, but the truth is what I said. I’m a devout Catholic and I honor my faith and love it . . . but they have this conscience thing’’

    Nancy Pelosi on the Catholic Church’s view of abortion.

     

    Yeah Nanny, it is called a respect for human life.  As a Catholic, you should try it sometime.

     

     
    • signpainterguy 9:19 PM on 11/18/2011 Permalink | Reply

      By use of “they”, NinnyNannyNancy Pilousy exposes her lack of faith and belief in the teachings of the Catholic Church or any other Christian denomination and that she is “un-encumbered” by any “conscience thing ” ! If she believed it herself, I think she would have said, “We” !

      Nothing she has ever said or done leads me to believe she has any “honor” for anything good and right !

  • backyardconservative 2:46 PM on 09/01/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Can abortion make you suicidal? 

    Feminists played on the sympathies of earlier generations by raising the specter of the back-alley abortion with a hanger. Since then we’ve seen millions murdered in the womb, and the horror of the Philly clinic for mothers and babies alike.

    But what of the social pathology associated with the act? Even Norma McCorvey/Jane Roe herself regretted her abortion, though it took years. Now women can see the baby develop in the womb early on. Preemies are born at younger ages than those aborted. How can this all be denied by a thinking person?

    Now British researchers have concluded a major study, upending prevalent American ones:

    An important meta-analysis published today in the prestigious British Journal of Psychiatry demonstrates that nearly 10% of mental health problems in women are directly attributable to abortion.  “Abortion and mental health: quantitative synthesis and analysis of research published 1995-2009,” by Priscilla Coleman of Bowling Green University, shows that women with an abortion history have an 81% increased risk of mental health problems and 155% increased risk of suicide.  This meta-analysis combines 22 studies of 877,181 women, 163, 831 of whom have had abortions.  A meta-analysis is an especially powerful type of study because it includes a large number of subjects, and by combining studies is much more reliable than a single study.

    This review, which is larger than any study to date, contradicts the recent and biased and less systematic review by the American Psychological Association, which fails to find a relationship between mental health problems and abortion.  The new meta-analysis also contradicts the stance of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), which has been silent on the mental health impact of abortion in its official publications despite overwhelming evidence over the last two decades of abortion’s adverse effects.

    Ignore the evidence at the risk of even women’s health, the gaping loophole of the abortion at all costs crowd.

    P.S. And while giving the Black Panthers a pass at the polling place–where they were actually blocking access and brandishing billy clubs, the Obama Justice Dept. is aggressively going after pro-life protesters at abortion clinics.

     
    • telltaleimages 3:22 PM on 09/01/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I suggest you go back and read this paper thoroughly. The authors are not nearly so sure of the strength of the findings as you appear to be. They describe the link as statistically ‘modest’ and ‘small’.

      If you are as familiar with this study as you claim to be, in the interests of fairness you should also mention that the study has been heavily criticised for including data from abortions performed for ANY reason at all – including abortions performed on embryos that were simply not viable, i.e., had no chance of living to birth or after birth, and embryos that, had they been allowed to continue developing, would have resulted in the death of the mother. It is unsurprising that women who found themselves in these situations would report an increased incidence of poor mental health and so skew the data in the direction of the effect found.

      You should also mention, in the interests of honesty, that the authors also noted that the effect size they found for increased mental health disorders after abortion was similar to that found in women who had suffered miscarriages!

      • backyardconservative 5:23 PM on 09/01/2011 Permalink | Reply

        They did find it statistically significant though. Perhaps more studies will be done–but this was a meta, more reliable than a single study.

        I think it’s fair to include abortions for any reason. It’s difficult to get into the WHY of the suicidal beyond that. I can posit an opposite explanation to the ones you come up with. That will take more study but this one is on the record.

      • just a conservative girl 6:05 PM on 09/01/2011 Permalink | Reply

        I find it very interesting that you seem to find a big difference between an abortion and a miscarriage. It is all the same thing, the baby is dead.

        Also, there are plenty of mothers who carry to term children with health issues and some even go ahead with a pregnancy even when told it endangers their health. Tim Tebow’s mother’s for example. So to say that skews the numbers really doesn’t make sense. The only way it makes sense is to someone who thinks that abortion in those circumstances is the correct way of dealing with the problem.

    • telltaleimages 8:15 PM on 09/01/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I think the difference in approaches (between myself and yourselves) lies in the fact that I’m not American, I live in Europe. In Europe abortion is simply not the issue it is in some parts of the US If you were to hold a referendum with a view to banning abortion in any western European country it would be defeated very heavily, no question.

      Medical procedures always incur risk. If you were to look at mental health outcomes after any type of invasive procedure, whether elective or not, you would, I’m sure, find negative mental health outcomes compared to pre-procedure. So the question I would ask is, why on earth single out terminations for comment?

      backyard conservative – You state that meta studies are more reliable than single studies. This is wholly incorrect and I doubt if you would find a researcher in any scientific field or a statistician that would agree with you. Meta analyses are famously unreliable because no matter how you select the studies for the analysis you will always be adding large amounts of independent variables or ‘noise’ to the dataset. Meta analyses are used to identify possible trends for future research and not causal pathways. For example, there is no way that you could say that the increased risk of suicide found in the meta analysis is due to women having had a termination (and the authors make this point).

      The reason that including abortions performed for any reason is an error is because women who have abortions by choice might have differing underlying personalities and/or mental health histories than women who have abortions reluctantly, i.e., they have comorbidities such as cancer or severe diabetes and need a termination to save life. Or, women who have a termination due to rape or incest. Or, without reference to the age of the woman or girl. The many differing groups and subgroups may each react differently psychologically to the procedure.

      To put it another way, people who have surgery due to an underlying congenital condition may react differently psychologically to people who require the same surgery as a result of poor lifestyle choices. They may react differently is the surgery is performed as children, or adults. Or if they had children of their own etc etc There is no way you would include data from all groups in a study of mental health outcomes for liver transplant or cardiac valve replacement, for example. It just wouldn’t be good science. You’re trying to tease apart the effect that the surgery has – independent of the effects of age, history, marital status, lifestyle or genes.

      With a similar study of abortion, you’re trying to ascertain the effect that the procedure has, independent of the reasons that women present for the procedure. Otherwise you might as well just get a group 14 year-old girls who’ve become pregnant after being raped by their brothers and study them, or a group of women in their 30s who are happily married and have high status careers and don’t want children to interfere with their lifestyles, and study them – then confidently assume that all females who have terminations for any reason, and from any background will respond the same. They wouldn’t I’m sure – and so it wouldn’t be good science, would it? So you study all the available groups in isolation and make your conclusions accordingly.

      just a conservative girl – you refer to the subject of abortion and miscarriage as a ‘baby’. this is not medically true. The vast majority of terminations and miscarriages occur to a clump of nondifferentiated or semi-differentiated cells. In no way is this stage of development a ‘baby’. It is potentially a baby if a large number of physiological conditions are met. The fact that the majority of conceptions end in miscarriage, ususally at a very early stage with the mother unaware, shows that those physiological conditions are met comparitively rarely. You simply cannot call the product of a conception, a zygote, later an embryo, a baby, it is medically incorrect.

    • backyardconservative 9:15 PM on 09/01/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Interesting. Firstly, abortion is not health care. It is a lifestyle choice. Secondly, no one is talking about banning abortion. If Roe v. Wade were repealed by the Supreme Court the decision would then be left to each of the states. They can then pass the law that suits their values. Hopefully most would choose to protect innocent life. I myself am in favor of abortion for rape and incest, others may differ. As for saving the life of the mother, if she has a chronic condition she needs to be responsible in the first place. I know couples who have adopted for that reason. Abortion should not be used as birth control.

      As far as being from Europe, well, you have a unique situation there. Not enough population growth to sustain you as Europe. Immigration is another matter.

      Yes, meta analysis must be handled carefully. But I’d say this was significant and a trend identified.

      We are talking about life here and the taking of it.It’s not something that should be parsed as a procedure. That’s dehumanizing.

      And that’s the point.

  • backyardconservative 1:35 PM on 08/01/2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: abortion, , , , , , ,   

    Another ObamaCare Ruling from on High at HHS 

    There’s a form of opt out for religious entities, but it’s not enough. Insurers must cover birth control with no copays:

    Generic versions of the pill are available for as little as $9 a month. Still, about half of all pregnancies are unplanned. Many are among women using some form of contraception, and forgetting to take the pill is a major reason.

    Not even having to pay for it will presumably enable even more forgetfulness. And more systemic abuse.

    This is not really healthcare either, it’s a lifestyle choice, though widely prevalent, but it’s not limited to what we most commonly think of as birth control:

    The requirement applies to all forms of birth control approved by the Food and Drug Administration. That includes the pill, intrauterine devices, the so-called morning-after pill, and newer forms of long-acting implantable hormonal contraceptives that are becoming widely used in the rest of the industrialized world.

    Coverage with no copays for the morning-after pill is likely to become the most controversial part of the change. The FDA classifies Plan B and Ella as birth control, but some religious conservatives see the morning-after drugs as abortion drugs. The rules HHS issued Monday do not require coverage of RU-486 and other drugs to chemically induce an abortion.

    And what this ruling does as well is increase costs–eventually leading to rationing health care to less politically correct people and real diseases.

    More. Catholic Vote: This Tryst Paid For By Taxpayers Like You

     
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