Percentage of Americans Supporting Abortion at Record Low

May 23, 2012 at 11:00 am (Abortion, Democrat, Gallup, Independent, Life, Pro Life, Pro-Choice, Republican)

A newly released Gallup poll shows that the number of Americans identifying themselves as pro-choice has dropped to 41% – a new record low.  At the same time, those identifying as pro-life have risen to 50%. 

Via Gallup:

The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as “pro-choice” is down from 47% last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in Gallup trends, recorded in May 2009. Fifty percent now call themselves “pro-life,” one point shy of the record high, also from May 2009.

And it isn’t just one particular section of America, as the poll clearly indicates that all three major political groups – Republicans, Independents, and Democrats – are trending in the pro-life direction.

From LifeNews:

Gallup says the decline in Americans’ self-identification as “pro-choice” is seen across the three U.S. political groups — with Republicans increasingly becoming pro-life.

“Since 2001, the majority of Republicans have consistently taken the pro-life position, but by a gradually increasing margin over “pro-choice.” That gap expanded further this year, with the percentage of Republicans identifying as pro-life increasing to 72% from 68% last May, and those identifying as pro-choice dropping to 22% from 28%,” Gallup noted.

Independent voters are also trending pro-life, with Gallup pointing out that the percentage of political independents identifying as pro-choice is 10 points lower today than in May 2011, while the percentage pro-life is up by six points. As a result, pro-lifers now outnumber pro-choicers among this important swing political group for only the second time since 2001, with the first occurring in 2009.

Even Democrats, who support abortion, are trending in the pro-life direction, according to the survey.

“Democrats’ views on abortion have changed the least over the past 12 years, with roughly 60% calling themselves pro-choice and about a third pro-life. Democrats’ identification as pro-choice was above this range in May 2011, but has returned to about 60% in the current poll,” Gallup noted.

Read the rest here…

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Kirsten Gillibrand: What Better Way to Celebrate Mother’s Day Than to Help Make Sure Others Don’t Become One?

May 12, 2012 at 10:05 am (Abortion, Democrat, EMILY's List, Homophobic, Kirsten Gillibrand, Life, New York, Nikki Tinker, Pro Life, Pro-Choice, Racist, War on Children)

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has been featured on a Mother’s Day-themed fundraising e-mail for EMILY’s list, a political action group that supports abortion.

The letter reads in part (emphasis mine):

This Mother’s Day, I can’t think of a better way to honor all the mothers in the country — past and present — than with a contribution to EMILY’s List.  They’re the ones working tirelessly to elect the pro-choice Democratic women who are making sure that our freedoms are protected for generations to come.
So, this year, join me in commemorating Mother’s Day with a contribution to EMILY’s List to help elect the Democratic women who will continue to secure our rights.

On Mother’s Day, let’s get women involved and make sure they know who is truly fighting for them – the pro-choice Democratic women EMILY’s List is working each day to elect to office.

Sincerely,

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

We’re sure the irony is lost on Ms. Gillibrand, especially when she opens the letter with this sentiment:

I’ve said it before: as the mother of two young boys, finding the right balance between work and family isn’t easy. But we do it, we figure it out, because it’s our children — our nation’s future — that we’re all fighting for every single day.

Except apparently for our unborn children.

On a side note, here’s an interesting reminder about EMILY’s list, especially with the President’s recent gay marriage remarks.  In 2008, the group funded a congressional campaign in Tennessee for Nikki Tinker.  The Tinker camp refused to condemn or repudiate fliers that circulated about her opponent – a promoter of gay rights.  The fliers were distributed by a group that “detest(s) the alignment of African-Americans with homosexuals and lesbians as being equal.”  The fliers themselves were laced with anti-Semitic and racist statements.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal wrote:

What does Nikki Tinker think about anti-Semitic literature being circulated that might help her unseat 9th District Congressman Steve Cohen in the Democratic primary next August?

A fair question, which Tinker declined to answer this week after a flier stating that “Steve Cohen and the Jews Hate Jesus” began circulating in Memphis.

The question goes to the character of the woman who wants to represent the 9th District, and 9th District voters deserve an answer. But Tinker declined to return a phone call about the flier.

So EMILY’s List had no problem funding a smear campaign that featured anti-Semitic, racist, and homophobic literature – as long as the candidate they backed supported the right to terminate the life of a child.

And now they’re using Mother’s Day to support that same right.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that pro-abortion groups have used Mother’s Day as a fundraising tool.

Via LifeNews:

The Planned Parenthood abortion business is already jumping on the Mother’s Day bandwagon — days before families celebrate their mothers this weekend — with fundraising appeals seeking donations to further its pro-abortion agenda.

Planned Parenthood has exploited Mother’s Day in the past for donation appeals and, this year, the donation requests are centered on furthering Planned Parenthood’s abortion agenda globally.

“We are proud to be taking the Planned Parenthood mission global in supporting partner organizations that share our goals,” the abortion business says in an online donation appeal. “Since 1971, Planned Parenthood has expanded its work globally to promote the reproductive health and rights of women and their families in some of the poorest places in the world. When women are able to exercise their rights and access health care, they are able to make informed decisions — free of discrimination, coercion, and violence.”

Planned Parenthood, of course, ignores the violence abortion causes women and children.

What is with the far-left and their War on Children?  Does Gillibrand recognize the fact that one cannot celebrate Mother’s Day – if that woman did not choose life?

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Obama: Make Your Life Complete, Meet Me and George Clooney

April 24, 2012 at 1:17 pm (Campaign, Cash, Complete, George Clooney, Life, President Obama, Twitter)

If meeting President Obama and George Clooney are to be my life’s completion, then I want to live forever…

Via Breitbart:

Excitement! Thrills! Hobnobbing with the crème de la crème of American society! All of these can be yours if you toss Barack Obama some cash.

That, at least, is the message of President Obama’s latest campaign to raise money: he’s emailed his supporters asking for donations, which enter them into a lottery to attend a fundraiser at George Clooney’s home. Here’s what President Obama tweeted:

Yes, it is certainly on our life lists to meet President Obama and George Clooney! Who wouldn’t want to meet these intellectual giants, these moral heavyweights? Our lives revolve around such momentous encounters.

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Planned Parenthood Praying For Abortion Business?

April 11, 2012 at 9:00 am (Abortion, California, Humboldt County, Life, Planned Parenthood, Prayer, Religion, War on Children)

Not sure what kind of prayer is involved with the termination of a child, but that’s not exactly a religion I’d like to be involved with.  This is a bit sickening – another salvo fired in the left’s War on Children.

LifeNews reports:

A local Planned Parenthood abortion business in California is copycatting the 40 Days for Life campaign, which recently resulted in saving the lives of more than 700 unborn children from abortion. The abortion business has set up its own 40 Days of Prayer for the local abortion center.
“We trust you to decide about your sexuality, having your children, and planning your family,” says a flier promoting the Humbolt County Clergy for Choice event. “We are religious leaders who value all human life.  We accept that religions differ about when life begins. We are here to help.”
“We believe that human life is holy. That’s why we believe in your right to choose to be a parent or not,” the pro-abortion religious leaders continue. “It can be helpful to talk with friends you trust, with licensed counselors, and with whatever religious person you choose.  Humboldt County Clergy are available to talk with you about the spiritual aspects of choice.  Find out more by calling Six Rivers Planned Parenthood.”

Holy.  Hell.

How can somebody be so disconnected from reality to say that they ‘believe that human life is holy’ while simultaneously promoting the act of ending life?

The flyer continues to provide specific ‘prayers’ for abortion throughout each of the 40 days, and can be seen below.

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Why is the U.S. Charging Robert Bales With the Murder of an Unborn Child, But Didn’t Charge Nidal Hasan?

March 26, 2012 at 1:50 pm (16 Villagers, Afghan Police, Afghanistan, Fort Hood, Francheska Velez, Life, Military, Nidal Hasan, Robert Bales, Unborn Child)

This is a legtimate question…  Robert Bales has been charged by the United States military with 17 counts of murder, one being for an unborn child.  Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood gunman, was not.

Via the New York Times:

One of the 17 murder counts that the United States military filed against Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is for the death of the unborn baby of one of his victims, a senior Afghan police official said on Monday.


Sergeant Bales was formally charged Friday with 17 counts of murder and 6 counts of assault and attempted murder. Afghan officials have said, however, that 16 villagers were killed in the March 11 massacre in a rural area of Kandahar Province.


An additional murder count for an unborn baby would explain the discrepancy between American and Afghan officials over the number of dead.


“The Americans are right and one of the females was pregnant, which is why they are saying 17,” said the Afghan police official, Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq, the police chief in Kandahar Province.

By contrast, Nidal Malik Hasan was only charged by the military with 13 counts of murder after his shooting rampage.

Michelle Malkin reported:

At Hasan’s Article 32 trial yesterday, a witness testified about Velez’s searing last words before succumbing to gunshot wounds during the attack:


A pregnant soldier shot during a rampage at a Texas Army post last year cried out, “My baby! My baby!” as others crawled under desks, dodged bullets that pierced walls and rushed to help their bleeding comrades, a military court heard Monday.


A soldier had just told Spc. Jonathan Sims that she was expecting a baby and was preparing to go home, when the first volley of gunfire rang out Nov. 5 in a Fort Hood building where soldiers get medical tests before and after deploying.


“The female soldier that was sitting next to me was in the fetal position. She was screaming: ‘My baby! My baby!’” Sims said.


Pvt. Francheska Velez, a 21-year-old from Chicago, had become pregnant while serving in Iraq. She was among the 13 killed in the worst mass shooting on an American military base.


Should have been 14. Not 13.

A 14th charge of murder could have been levied against Hasan based on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act and Article 919a of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.  This is the same code cited in the New York Times article on Robert Bales.

Charging Sergeant Bales with the death of a fetus would explain the discrepancy and under a seldom-used section of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the death of an unborn baby could be considered murder whether or not the killer was aware that a victim was pregnant and whether or not he had intended to kill the fetus.


Section 919a of the code, which also mirrors a similar United States federal law, states, “Any person subject to this chapter who engages in conduct that violates any of the provisions of law listed in subsection (b) and thereby causes the death of, or bodily injury (as defined in section 1365 of title 18) to a child who is in utero at the time the conduct takes place, is guilty of a separate offense under this section.”

Why was the seldom used section of the code invoked for Sergeant Bales, and not Major Hasan?

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Nancy Pelosi Compares Obamacare to the Declaration of Independence

March 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm (Affordable Care Act, California, Declaration of Independence, Democrat, Healthcare, Liberty, Life, Nancy Pelosi, Obamacare, Pursuit of Happiness)

I wonder if our founding fathers, prior to signing the Declaration ever said, ‘we have to sign this, so you can find out what’s in it.’  Wait, no?

Via The Hill:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday evening that the 2010 healthcare law, which prompted complaints from conservatives that Democrats far exceeded their constitutional authority, actually helps people meet the goal outlined in the Declaration of Independence, which promotes mankind’s rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Speaking on the House floor, Pelosi called on her colleagues to remember “what our founders put forth in our founding documents, which is life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And that is exactly what the Affordable Care Act helps to guarantee.”
Pelosi explained that the law gives people the flexibility they need to pursue these goals, since it makes it easier for them to switch jobs in order to pursue their career or family goals.
“A healthier life, the liberty to pursue happiness, free of the constraints that lack of healthcare might provide to a family,” she said. “If you want to be photographer, a writer, an artist, a musician, you can do so. If you what to start a business, if you want to change jobs, under the Affordable Care Act, you have that liberty to pursue your happiness.”
And so that is why I’m so pleased that this week we can celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.”

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Doonesbury Cartoonist: No Difference Between Sonogram and Rape

March 12, 2012 at 10:00 am (Abortion, Baby, Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau, Life, Pro-Choice, Rick Perry, Sonogram, Women)

Dear Garry Trudeau,

If one has to explain the difference between a sonogram and rape to you, then perhaps this topic isn’t your strongest point.

That is all.

Only in the mind of a liberal can it possibly make sense to describe a procedure which provides images and sounds of a child’s heartbeat, as rape.  But the succeeding procedure, in which a doctor reaches into the mother’s womb, either with a surgical instrument or a poison and deliberately kills the child, is called a woman’s reproductive right.

Disgusting.

Via CNSNews:

In an interview published by The Washington Post on Friday, cartoonist Garry Trudeau, creator of “Doonesbury,” likened the pre-abortion sonogram required by a new Texas law to rape.
“You tell me the difference,” Trudeau said.
The Texas law, signed by Gov. Rick Perry, requires that abortionists administer a sonogram to a pregnant woman 24 hours before aborting her baby.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit upheld the law in January, describing its requirements as follows: “The amendments require the physician ‘who is to perform an abortion’ to perform and display a sonogram of the fetus, make audible the heart auscultation of the fetus for the woman to hear, and explain to her the results of each procedure and to wait 24 hours, in most cases, between these disclosures and performing the abortion. A woman may decline to view the images or hear the heartbeat, but she may decline to receive an explanation of the sonogram images only on certification that her pregnancy falls into one of three statutory exceptions.”
The court said that under the law “the physician’s unconditional obligations are merely to display images so they may be viewed, to provide anunderstandable explanation, and to make audible the auscultation.” The law, the court said, “specifically does not require the physician to ensure the woman views the images, that she understands the explanation, or that she listens to the auscultation.”
In a six-day story line that will appear in his cartoon this week, Trudeau attempts to lampoon Gov. Perry and other Texas lawmakers who backed the sonogram law by depicting the visit of a woman seeking to abort her child to the doctor who will perform the deed.
Universal UClick, Trudeau’s syndicate, is offering an alternative Doonesbury cartoon series this week to newspapers that are purchasers of the comic strip but do not want to run Trudeau’s attack on the sonogram law.

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Abortion Practitioners Have Murder Charges Dropped

March 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm (Abortion, Albany, Democrats, Dennis Vacco, Dr. Mark Binder, Dr. Steven Chase Brigham, Eliot Spitzer, John Meekins, Life, Murder, New York, Nicole Riley, Operation Rescue, Pro Life)

Steven Chase Brigham and Nicole Riley, two abortion practitioners charged with murder, have had their charges dismissed.  This means that babies older than eight months will continue to be murdered under their watch.

Last month, we reported on this chilling case:
The case of Dr. Steven Chase Brigham grows ever more disturbing.  Brigham has a long history of jumping from state to state in an attempt to collect as much cash as possible for the termination of not only viable fetuses, but baby’s that would almost certainly have survived because of their advanced growth and development.  The doctor has faced charges, license revocations, and clinic closures in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Florida, and New York, yet has still maintained his deadly operation simply by packing up and moving.
Mental Recession readers have already been briefed on how the Democratic political machine in Albany, New York, allowed Dr. Brigham to escape relatively unscathed, being charged only with fraud despite evidence that abortions had been performed on fetuses that exceeded 24 weeks.

Now, Brigham has not only escaped prosecution in New York thanks to a well-oiled Democrat machine, but he has also escaped prosecution in Maryland thanks to conflicted expert witnesses.

Via LifeNews:

State Prosecutor Ellis Rollins today dismissed criminal murder charges against abortion practitioners Steven Chase Brigham of New Jersey and Nicola Riley of Utah. Rollins indicated in a press release that conflicting opinions of expert witnesses made it impossible to proceed with the prosecutions.
As LifeNews has reported, Steven Chase Brigham and Nicola Irene Riley have been charged with murder related to the deaths of viable babies at an illegal secret abortion clinic that the pair operated in Elkton, Maryland. Brigham is currently in the custody at the Camden County Jail in New Jersey and Riley now faces charges of murder related to the killing of healthy, viable late-term babies at a secret late-term abortion business the two operated.
Brigham was charged with five counts of First-Degree Murder and Riley with one count of First-Degree Murder after a botched abortion at a clandestine Elkton abortion clinic alerted authorities to their bi-state late-term abortion ring. Police investigators discovered the bodies of 35 late-term babies stored in a freezer inside the clinic. Brigham is not licensed to practice in Maryland, and Riley was apparently on her second day of late-term abortion training when she perforated the woman’s uterus and pulled out her bowel. The patient required emergency surgery to save her life.

To drive home the point, here is what Brigham and Riley were involved in…

Operation Rescue, which has done a fantastic job of tracking the murderous trail left behind by Dr. Brigham, has a copy of the original indictment, which includes 5 counts of first-degree murder, and 5 counts of second-degree murder.

More chillingly, they have obtained logs of the abortions that were performed in Brigham’s Maryland clinic.  They include several abortions performed on fetuses that had developed well over 8 months, including one seen below that had been documented at 36 weeks!

Questions continue to abound regarding Brigham’s case in Albany.  If his Maryland clinic clearly shows that abortions were performed on fetuses well past 24 weeks of development – a violation of New York’s fetal homicide law – is there any question that he was doing the same in Albany? 

Why were witness accounts pertaining to the clinic essentially ignored – including victim statements, an undertaker interview claiming one fetus had developed to 8 months, and a Medical Conduct Board interview in which a nurse claimed that one case involved “a 26- to 28-week pregnancy”?

John Meekins, a former assistant attorney general who worked the case stated he “encountered political pressure against the investigation from the Albany Democratic machine, including a judge who had ties to the Colonie clinic’s landlord.”

Who were the Democrats involved in the suppression of the investigation into Dr. Brigham back in 1996?  Was the case reduced to fraud charges under former Attorney General, Dennis C. Vacco, or former Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer, who took over the case in 1998?  Who were the supervisors that Meekins claims told him to “stick with just the Medicaid fraud”?  And who was the judge that pressured Meekins to drop the investigation?

More importantly, should these political operatives alleged to have hindered the investigation, be held as accessories to murder?

The deaths of 35 fetuses in Maryland, and countless other untold deaths, may have been prevented by the Albany Democrats that Meekins is calling out. 

While we may never know the answers to these questions, the lives lost at the hands of Dr. Brigham certainly deserve an answer.

Instead, Brigham continues to get a pass, and a license to kill again.

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New York Among the Worst States For ‘Life Issues’

January 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm (Abortion, Americans United for Life, AUL, Life, New York, Pro Life)

New York ranked 44th on a new list that ranks states based on the way each deals with a comprehensive list of life issues – from abortion to euthanasia.

The list, known as the ‘life list’, was released by Americans United for Life (AUL).  The AUL is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization, that vows to “defend human life through vigorous legislative, judicial, and educational efforts, on both the state and national level.”

Leading the way was Louisiana, followed closely by Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, and Arkansas.  California and Washington came in 49th and 50th respectively, while New York ranked as one of the worst.

No word on whether or not recent news of a doctor who had aborted babies well past 24 weeks, kept their bodies frozen in his clinic, and then was kept from thorough investigation by Democrats in the capital city of Albany, had any bearing on the results.

Please read:  Doctor Charged With Murder Previously Had Frozen Fetuses in His Albany Office – Democrats Prevented Investigation

I would imagine this would drop us down a few slots alone.

Here is a chart courtesy of the AUL

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Abortion Doctor Was Performing Procedures on Babies Over 8 Months Developed

January 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm (Abortion, Albany, Democrats, Dennis C. Vacco, Dr. Mark Binder, Dr. Steven Chase Brigham, Eliot Spitzer, George Shepard, John Meekins, Life, Operation Rescue, Pro Life, Times Colonist)

The case of Dr. Steven Chase Brigham grows ever more disturbing.  Brigham has a long history of jumping from state to state in an attempt to collect as much cash as possible for the termination of not only viable fetuses, but baby’s that would almost certainly have survived because of their advanced growth and development.  The doctor has faced charges, license revocations, and clinic closures in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Florida, and New York, yet has still maintained his deadly operation simply by packing up and moving.  
Mental Recession readers have already been briefed on how the Democratic political machine in Albany, New York, allowed Dr. Brigham to escape relatively unscathed, being charged only with fraud despite evidence that abortions had been performed on fetuses that exceeded 24 weeks.

Details are emerging about his recent arrest for murder and they are not good.  This is a man that knows the laws of the states in which he operates his clinics, and knows them well.  So much so that Brigham had developed a scheme in which he started abortion procedures in his New Jersey clinic, then ferried patients to his clinic in Maryland where the laws on late-term abortions were a little more relaxed. 

The Times Colonist has reported that the crux of this murder investigation centers around one such case.

The investigation began in August 2010, when a young woman sought an abortion from the pair.
The abortion was induced in New Jersey and the patient was then transported across state lines into Maryland, according to the Elkton police statement.

Operation Rescue, which has done a fantastice job of tracking the murderous trail left behind by Dr. Brigham, has a copy of his indictment, which includes 5 counts of first-degree murder, and 5 counts of second-degree murder.

More chillingly, they have obtained logs of the abortions that were performed in Brigham’s Maryland clinic.  They include several abortions performed on fetuses that had developed well over 8 months, including one seen below that had been documented at 36 weeks!

And if you’re thinking that this doesn’t indicate much of anything since Brigham’s name is not on the patient log, think again.  The ‘Dr. Shepard’ in the above referenced document was nothing more than a cover according to Operation Rescue President, Troy Newman.

“Shepard was used as a pawn in this scheme in order to give the appearance of legality,” said Newman. “In reading through his interview with the Maryland authorities, we got the strong impression that his mental capacities were beginning to fail. He was a patsy for Brigham, nothing more.”

Not only were his mental capacities diminishing, but Shepard was physically unable to perform these procedures.   Shepard is, after all, 88-year old George Shepard, Jr, a man with an arm so disabled, it makes it impossible to do abortions.

Questions continue to abound regarding Brigham’s case in Albany.  If his Maryland clinic clearly shows that abortions were performed on fetuses well past 24 weeks of development – a violation of New York’s fetal homicide law – is there any question that he was doing the same in Albany? 

Why were witness accounts pertaining to the clinic essentially ignored – including victim statements, an undertaker interview claiming one fetus had developed to 8 months, and a Medical Conduct Board interview in which a nurse claimed that one case involved “a 26- to 28-week pregnancy”?

John Meekins, a former assistant attorney general who worked the case stated he “encountered political pressure against the investigation from the Albany Democratic machine, including a judge who had ties to the Colonie clinic’s landlord.”

Who were the Democrats involved in the suppression of the investigation into Dr. Brigham back in 1996?  Was the case reduced to fraud charges under former Attorney General, Dennis C. Vacco, or former Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer, who took over the case in 1998?  Who were the supervisors that Meekins claims told him to “stick with just the Medicaid fraud”?  And who was the judge that pressured Meekins to drop the investigation?

More importantly, should these political operatives alleged to have hindered the investigation, be held as accessories to murder?

The deaths of 35 fetuses in Maryland, and countless other untold deaths, may have been prevented by the Albany Democrats that Meekins is calling out. 

While we may never know the answers to these questions, the lives lost at the hands of Dr. Brigham certainly deserve an answer.

Photo courtesy of the Times Union

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