It amazes me that people can be bold in their lies and confusion as if it were the absolute truth, when most don’t believe in truth or absolutes. Such is the case with Planned Parenthood supporters consistent attempt to lie until someone believes them.
Here is a long article in full from the TruthOut website with my added comments inserted. My comments are in red. I also added the pictures.
The GOP Takes Its War on Women to the States
Tuesday 08 March 2011
In 1992, the Supreme Court, in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, upheld women’s constitutional right to abortion services, but allowed certain leeway in placing restrictions on access to reproductive healthcare. Since then, right-wing politicians have increasingly pushed through state laws meant to chip away at the right to choose(death) and undermine the protections of Roe v. Wade. These state-level draconian proposals are intended to cripple the ability of women to access reproductive health services. Burdensome waiting periods and parental notification requirements have been passed throughout the country, and now anti-choice activists are increasingly turning to new ways to undercut women’s healthcare and constitutionally protected liberties. We right (notice it is “right”) winged people are looking to help women know the dangers of their bad choices to kill an innocent baby. These faux concerned pro choice for death people aren’t around when women are sterile and can’t have any more children. They don’t offer that fighting spirit when a woman changes her mind on the table and wants to leave the abortion clinic. Where is the liberty and health for women in those situations?
Following the 2010 elections, more state legislatures have become hostile to choice(for death). They never say what their chose really is. Their efforts to undermine reproductive rights include ultrasound requirements that impose callous and cruel psychological pressure on women who have made the decision to terminate their pregnancies; targeted restrictions on abortion providers (TRAP laws), which levy unnecessary regulations against clinics that could force many to close; and constraints on abortions supposedly sought because of the “race and gender” of the fetus. Some states are even considering legislation that could legalize the murderof abortion providers.What is cruel psychological pressure is NOT allowing the woman to see that she is carrying a real baby with an audible heartbeat. Cruel is letting a woman believe she is getting rid of tissue and she finds out the real truth that the tissue is a developing human-her own child. It is cruel to continue to blind the eyes of women for monetary gain. There is no fight to save babies but instead to destroy them and their mothers. Our efforts do not undermine reproductive rights. We are all for reproducing and true planning a family.
Truth(thrown)Out is advocating women not be able to see their what they have “reproduced.” That undermines true reproductive rights. Even the term “reproductive rights” is a farce. They fight only for not reproducing.
It should be seen by all as cruel to kill a baby based on race or gender but Truth(thrown)Out doesn’t seem to care and shifts the attention to the closure of these blood money clinics.
Not only are radical state legislators threatening the ability of women to gain access to reproductive health services, but they are also testing the boundaries of both Roe and Casey.At no time have I seen anyone except pro choice for death people threaten or eliminate a woman’s access to true reproductive services.When an abortion sterilizes a woman that is what ends a woman’s ability to have reproductive rights.States are now weighing laws that challenge well-accepted medical research, banning abortions in the second trimester under the guise of “fetal pain” and even in the first trimester at the detection of a fetus’s heartbeat. This one really infuriates me. The “guise”? They do not accept the truth that is has been proven that babies feel pain and abortion stops a heartbeat. But once again they attempt a bold lie to seduce unknowing women into the snare of death. Among the most radical measures being considered are “personhood” laws, which would declare zygotes and fetuses fully legal persons completely separate from their mothers. What stage of humanness will they deny next- toddler, adolescence…Once at the extreme fringe of the anti-choice movement, personhood laws now have a chance at passing in a number of states and could lead to new challenges to Roe v. Wade. Wow a moment of truth! Personhood is truly gaining recognition in many states.Along with the attacks on choice and women’s healthcare coming from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, these new and dangerous laws emerging from the states put women’s healthcare and reproductive freedom at grave risk. What is more dangerous that jabbing an instrument into a woman repeatedly to tear a baby from her womb. Many have bled to death many have had severed uteruses leaving them sterile. Many of the surgeries(botched abortions) are done in less than five minutes and the woman is sent away without follow up.
Legislation that would require doctors to perform ultrasounds on all women seeking abortions, even when not medically necessary, has been introduced in states including Texas, Florida, Arizona, and Wyoming. Ultrasound requirements are widely acknowledged to be medically unnecessary attempts to place psychological pressure on women who have decided to seek abortions.So if they know it will turn a woman from an abortion are they not the ones psychologically pressuring women to abort by refusing to allow these women to see their babies. Planned Parenthood among others will not allow women to see their sonograms because they know truth will set the mothers free and money will be lost for PP.
Such requirements also risk actively harming the fetus, according to the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.OK this is the most outrageous of all. What greater harm could be than ripping a baby”fetus” limb from limb out of the mother’s womb? These people will grasp at anything for the ability to kill. Poor fetus, but didn’t they just mock the “fetal pain” in previous paragraph? Truth THROWN Out in its purest form.
According to one study, aborted children have been heard to cry from 21 weeks and some doctors believe that distress can be felt as early as 13 weeks. According to reports, the head the government-appointed Medical Research Council at Edinburgh University in the United Kingdom said an unborn child was absolutely aware of pain by 24 weeks and perhaps as early as 20 weeks– earlier than the previously accepted 26 weeks. The Medical Research Council, chaired by Professor Eve Johnstone of Edinburgh University, makes a strong case for additional research on ways to prevent the unnecessary suffering of extremely premature children.
.According to the Houston Chronicle, the association warned that if they use the sonogram in the manner described [by the Texas ultrasound bill], the prolonged exposure to ultrasound waves could hurt the woman or damage the fetus.” The Guttmacher Institute notes that “since routine ultrasound is not considered medically necessary as a component of first-trimester abortion, the requirements appear to be a veiled attempt to personify the fetus and dissuade a woman from obtaining an abortion.” The arguments appear to be a veiled attempt to dehumanize the “fetus” for the sake of attaining blood money. If an eagle egg can be protected with high fines and imprisonment for being touched what is the reason for not protecting human life? In short humans are made in the image of God. There is an evil that hates God and anything that is a resemblance or reminder of God. It works in deception to accomplish its purpose through other humans. Some are truly deceived and others are truly greedy at all costs.
The Texas House and Senate recently passed a bill that would require women to undergo ultrasounds at least 24 hours before having an abortion. In the majority of cases, a woman would be forced to hear a detailed description of the scan.No one is forced to do anything. But Planned Parenthood does “force” women away from the sonogram and other information. Plus abortion facilities have been known to “force” literally, a woman down on the table when she has had a change of “choice”. At that time she no longer has a choice. Gov. Rick Perry has fast-tracked the legislation through the Republican-controlled legislature, declaring it an “emergency priority.” Sen. Dan Patrick, the bill’s author, recently declared, “This is God’s time to pass this bill.” Emergency personnel would agree that when human lives are threatened it is called an emergency.
Florida’s GOP-led state legislature passed an ultrasound-requirement bill last year only to have it vetoed by then-Governor Charlie Crist, who said it “places an inappropriate burden on women seeking to terminate pregnancy” and “unwisely expand[s] the role of government.” Why aren’t pro choice for death people fighting to defund Planned Parenthood. It would seem they want government involvement when they benefit. The bill’s sponsors are planning to reintroduce it this year. If passed, the ultrasound bill will most likely be signed by newly elected Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who condemned Crist’s veto of the bill during his campaign last year.
State laws increasingly attempt to interfere with the relationship between a woman and her doctor by forcing health professionals to provide erroneous and deceptive information about abortion.It has been stated by many former workers at Planned Parenthood that there is no patient/doctor relationship. The doctor doesn’t even introduce himself. He walks in after the woman is sedated, performs the abortion in two-three minutes, one minute to chart the information and on to the next one. State-designed counseling sometimes incorporates inaccurate information by falsely linking abortion to psychological harm, breast cancer, and future fertility problems, and is frequently coupled with a mandatory 24-hour waiting period that makes it even more difficult for women to obtain abortions.
On February 22, Republicans in the South Dakota House and the State Senate passed a bill, supported by the Governor, that would require women seeking abortions to first visit a “pregnancy help center,” also known as a crisis pregnancy center (CPC), which must inform women of “the risk factors” and “complications associated with abortion,” and “have a private interview to discuss her circumstances that may subject her decision to coercion.” If they are truly for “choice” then why are they so against giving all the information for a completely informed choice?
In 2006, a congressional committee looked into federally funded CPC’s, and found that “the vast majority of the federally funded pregnancy resource centers contacted during the investigation provided information about the risks of abortion that was false or misleading,” and “in many cases, this information was grossly inaccurate or distorted.” The National Abortion Federation notes that such centers are mostly staffed by volunteers whose “main qualifications are a commitment to Christianity and anti-choice beliefs,” rather than by medical professionals, and “many CPCs are connected with religious organizations, but few disclose that fact in their advertising.” And the National Abortion Federation is clearly pro abortion not disclosing that they are drooling over the potential of killing your baby for a price. The crisis centers provide many more choices than do abortionists. Read about their involvement with
Kentucky’s House of Representatives is considering an amendment slipped into an unrelated bill about regulating nursing homes that compels doctors to tell patients seeking abortions about purportedly higher rates of cancer and psychological “anguish” among women who have had abortions. Such claims are not supported by scientific research. Read New Stanek WND column, “Top scientist finally admits abortion-breast cancer link”
And cigarettes were thought to be good. Wake up people. We have more data today but less wisdom.
Race and Gender Requirements
On February 21, the GOP majority in the Arizona House of Representatives voted 41-18 to pass a bill that would criminalize abortions sought because of the race or sex of the fetus. The bill’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Steve Montenegro, claims that “there are targeted communities that the abortion industry targets.” If his bill becomes law, women seeking abortions in Arizona will have to sign a statement declaring that race or sex was not the reason they sought the procedure. The biological father or the woman’s parents, in the case of minors, could sue the doctor and health professionals involved in terminating the pregnancy on behalf of the fetus “if they were aware of race- or gender-based procedures and failed to report them.”
According to the Cronkite News Service, the vast majority of abortions (92 percent) take place “before 13 weeks of pregnancy,” while doctors cannot determine the sex of the fetus “until at least the 17th week.” Then obviously it wouldn’t apply. The simplest of things seem so hard for some.
Anti-choice activists consistently portray legal abortion as a stealth genocide committed against minority communities, painting groups such as Planned Parenthood as “racists” and “Nazis.” LiveAction tells all. However, studies show that the statistically higher abortion rate among women of color is due to a higher rate of unwanted pregnancies, with no evidence pointing to a racially-motivated campaign. Oh how prejudiced to say that minorities want their children less than anyone else. “..human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ‘spawning… human beings who never should have been born.” Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to blacks, immigrants and poor people. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, said unashamedly what the purpose of abortion was. Today Truth(THROWN)Out wants us to believe otherwise. Why? Because they know it is shameful.
Michelle Steinberg of Planned Parenthood points out that the bill “could be a slippery slope in terms of requiring women to disclose why they’re choosing abortion.” So they want to protect those who are aborting for race or gender reasons? I think so. Live Action caught them helping sex traffickers so why not based on race or gender. Money is money
Virginia may soon enact a “targeted restrictions on abortion providers” (TRAP) law that could force most of the state’s abortion clinics to shut down. Members of the Republican-led House of Delegates stealthily amended a bill on infection preventions and hospital security, which had already passed the Senate and a House committee, to mandate that only clinics that meet hospital specifications can perform first trimester abortions. Abortion is a serious surgery with major risks to life. Read here. It shouldn’t be treated like a facial. The state Senate approved the bill, with Lt. Governor Bill Bolling casting the tie-breaking vote. Gov. Bob McDonnell is expected to sign it into law shortly.
The Richmond Times Dispatch reports that Gov. McDonnell’s action “effectively could force most of the commonwealth’s clinics to shut down because of the costs associated with upgrading facilities to hospital standards.” The law would likely force seventeen of the twenty-one clinics offering abortion services in the state to close, particularly impacting rural and low-income communities. So they admit that they are targeting low income communities.
Proponents of TRAP measures claim that abortion clinics should be required to meet the same standards as hospitals because of the purported health risks involved in abortion procedures. These arguments conflict with the facts about abortion, which, since it was legalized has become one of the safest medical procedures in the United States. According to the National Abortion Federation, just “0.3% of abortion patients experience a complication requiring hospitalization.” Really? Truth(THROWN)Out again. Read this and ask yourself if they can be trusted. National Abortion Federation implicated in Gosnell case; failed to report illegalities to authorities
Like other TRAP laws, the Virginia law mandates that clinics performing first trimester abortions—which currently must meet all the regulations of any other clinic that provides surgical medical procedures—must additionally meet the same parking lot, room, doorway and hallway dimensions as hospitals. Jodi Jacobson of RH Reality Check writes that these unwarranted architectural changes could cost each clinic upward of $2 million, despite the fact that “the complication rate from abortion is vastly lower than that of breast augmentation, another procedure commonly performed in physicians’ offices.” Physicians performing surgery in their office must have a surgical suite in accordance with medical standards, so why exempt abortion facilities?
Constitutional law professor Lawrence Tribe of the Harvard Law School doubts the measure’s constitutionality, arguing that its “transparent purpose and effect would be to make such early abortions far more difficult if not impossible for many women to obtain.” But the Center for Reproductive Rights adds that “TRAP laws have proven extremely difficult to challenge in court.” Love this.Thanks for sharing.
David Nova, vice president of Planned Parenthood Health Systems, said that ultimately these unnecessary and costly regulations will make abortion services “considerably more expensive and therefore less accessible, in particular for low-income clients.” Particularly those who don’t know better.
Virginia is not alone in considering TRAP laws this year. The Arizona House just passed a measure that would place similar unnecessary restrictions on abortion providers, potentially curbing services at three in-state clinics.
Fetal Pain Laws Wasn’t this already discussed?
A number of states are considering measures, based on disputed scientific claims about when a fetus can feel pain, that would drastically limit when in a pregnancy a woman could obtain an abortion.
Kansas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, and Missouri are considering bills that would prohibit abortion during the second trimester of a pregnancy.
On February 23, the GOP-dominated Kansas House passed a measure that would criminalize abortions after the 21st week of gestation, and the Republican leaders of the Missouri House and Senate have pledged to pass a bill that would ban abortion after the 20th week. Republican legislators in Florida, Idaho, Minnesota and Georgia have introduced bills that ban abortion after the 20th week, and an Ohio proposal places the ban at 22 weeks “if a test determines a fetus is ‘viable.’”
Kansas State Rep. Barbara Bollier, a Republican and former anesthesiologist, disputed the scientific basis for such bills, saying, “Most medical journals don’t believe pain is felt until 29 to 30 weeks.” Opinion not fact.
A major study by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists concluded that a fetus “feels no pain before 24 weeks.” Even after 24 weeks, the study found, “it is difficult to say that the fetus experiences pain,” as it experiences “a continuous sleep-like unconsciousness or sedation.”
I repeat: According to reports, the head the government-appointed Medical Research Council at Edinburgh University in the United Kingdom said an unborn child was absolutely aware of pain by 24 weeks and perhaps as early as 20 weeks– earlier than the previously accepted 26 weeks. The Medical Research Council, chaired by Professor Eve Johnstone of Edinburgh University, makes a strong case for additional research on ways to prevent the unnecessary suffering of extremely premature children.
The Guttmacher Institute has found that just 12% of abortions in the U.S. take place after the 12th week of gestation, and a miniscule 1.5% take place after the 20th week. On that same site 17% are aborted from 13-20 weeks
Religious Right activist Janet Porter of Faith2Action is championing legislation in Ohio that would make abortion a crime as soon as the heartbeat of the fetus is detected. Porter, who recently prayed that Christian fundamentalists will gain control of “every single level of government,” is attempting to rally grassroots anti-choice activists to apply pressure to the state legislature’s GOP leadership. State Rep. Lynn Wachtmann, the chairman of the Health Committee who has been dubbed “Captain Caveman” for his ultraconservative views on social issues, is the bill’s chief sponsor. The bill already has fifty cosponsors, giving it the votes to pass the ninety-nine member body, and Porter is bringing in a fetus to “testify” before the House Health Committee as a legislative witness.
Porter is an unabashed extremist: she believes that President Obama is attempting to intern and kill Americans through the swine flu vaccine and that “evil” Obama supporters are going to hell for cursing America by electing him President. Easy to pick on someone who says these things but what about the truth that we have the right to be active citizens the same as pro choice for death people do. What happened to the choice of people to disagree? Truth(THROWN)Out again. The agenda is all for them. All for the right to kill the unborn without any objections or “choice” for anything else.
According to the Dayton Daily News, the heartbeat legislation will “ban abortion as early as 18 to 24 days after conception.” Case Western Reserve University School of Law Professor Jessie Hill called the bill “clearly unconstitutional,” since it criminalizes abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Robin Marty of RH Reality Check writes that the heartbeat bill, if it became law, would “eliminate virtually all abortion.” It would make everyone agree there is a heartbeat signifying that being is alive.
“For most women, that would provide a window of two weeks or less in order to learn she was pregnant, make her decision about the pregnancy, arrange for an appointment, gather money for an abortion, obtain the mandatory counseling and sit through the required 24 hour waiting period,” writes Marty. “For a woman with irregular menstrual cycles, by the time she realizes she is pregnant it likely would already be too late to do anything but continue the pregnancy.” Why not provide choices for adoption instead of worrying about how fast you can kill a child?
Porter claims that legislators in states like Oklahoma, Georgia, Texas, Kansas, and Arizona are planning to introduce their own version of the heartbeat bill. Already, Arizona’s mandatory-ultrasound bill would force doctors to “provide the woman with an opportunity to view the active ultrasound image of the unborn child and hear the heartbeat of the unborn child if the heartbeat is audible.”
The effort to classify zygotes and fetuses as “persons” completely separate from their mothers and with full legal rights first appeared in Colorado, where voters have consistently voted down a so-called “personhood amendment” to the state constitution. (didn’t they say earlier “Once at the extreme fringe of the anti-choice movement, personhood laws now have a chance at passing in a number of states”? Lies never can be remembered correctly)Personhood laws would not only criminalize abortion with no exceptions, but also ban common forms of birth control, stem cell research, and in-vitro fertilization. This year, personhood measures are under serious consideration in Iowa, Mississippi, Florida, North Dakota, and Georgia, and the organization Personhood USA hopes to bring personhood campaigns to states including Texas, Montana, and Wisconsin.
In Mississippi, a personhood amendment to the state constitution will be on the ballot in 2011. Supporters of the measure include the American Family Association, Liberty Counsel, Lt. Governor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Bryant, U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, and Sen. Roger Wicker, who plans to introduce a bill “identical” to the personhood amendment in the U.S. Senate.
Les Riley, the architect of the Mississippi personhood amendment and the leader of Personhood Mississippi, is a featured blogger for the group Christian Exodus, which has the “goal of forming an independent Christian nation that will survive after the decline and fall of the financially and morally bankrupt American empire.” Christian Exodus, which has close ties to the separatist and Neo-Confederate League of the South, has attempted to move thousands of supporters to South Carolina in order to “form a biblically inspired government and secede from the United States.” The group also encourages adherents to move to Panama and Idaho in order to build theocratic settlements.
On February 11, the GOP-controlled North Dakota House, by a 68-25 vote, approved a bill that declares personhood “at every stage of development.” Daniel Woodard of North Dakota Right to Life and the North Dakota Life League asserted that “this bill should shut down [the last] clinic” in the state that offers abortion coverage.
Republicans in an Iowa House subcommittee approved a personhood measure, HF 173, which declares that a zygote and a fetus have all of the same legal rights as a “person.” So inconsistent. Which is it- do they believe it is consistently voted down or it is being approved in many states. They seem to be in a total state of confused panic.
Personhood legislation introduced in the Georgia Senate has already garnered the support of Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, who called the measure “a reflection of a growing pro-life sentiment across the country.” The personhood bill introduced in the Georgia House declares that “a fetus is a person for all purposes under the laws of this state from the moment of conception” and would classify miscarriages caused by “human involvement” as “pre-natal murder,” a crime that would be punishable by death. Jen Phillips of Mother Jones writes, “Under Rep. Franklin’s bill, HB 1, women who miscarry could become felons if they cannot prove that there was ‘no human involvement whatsoever in the causation’ of their miscarriage.”
The “Florida for Life Act,” introduced by Republican state representative and ordained minister Charles Van Zant, declares that “all life comes from the Creator and begins at conception.” The bill goes on to delcare that “the Supreme Court’s removal of moral and political questions from the political power of the people to determine, under color of constitutional adjudication, is a violation of the peoples’ right to self-government guaranteed under the Constitution of the United States.” According to the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Van Zant’s personhood bill “contains no abortion exceptions for victims of rape and incest” and “would turn abortion doctors into felons for violating the measure’s strict provisions.” How would doctors become felons for NOT killing an innocent baby? Thank you Van Zant for considering people like me human and for thinking of our mothers who really don’t want to be violated twice.
Last month, the South Dakota House tabled a bill that would have legalized the murder of doctors who perform abortions by classifying it as “justifiable homicide.” Now the Nebraska Senate is weighing a bill that would amend the state’s self-defense code “to authorize protection of an unborn child.” Under the amendment proposed by the fiercely anti-choice state Sen. Mark Christensen, a “third person or person to be protected includes an unborn child” which “means an individual member of the species Homo sapiens at any stage of development in utero.”
State Sen. Brad Ashford, the chairman of Nebraska Senate’s Judiciary Committee, said “we could see firefights at clinics” if Christensen’s amendment is passed in the unicameral state legislature. David Baker of the Omaha Police department warned that the bill “could incite violence at abortion clinics.” Even though proponents deny that it is the intention of their bill, the legal ambiguity would create a perilous and potentially deadly environment for abortion providers in the state. People should not take the “law” into their own hands and murder those who murder. If laws are set up to prosecute murderers then the law will judge.
Along with the personhood bill under consideration in Iowa, the state House plans to consider HF 7, a bill that expands the right to use deadly force to protect a third party. Essentially, by declaring that a zygote and a fetus have all of the same legal rights as a “person” while also broadening the legal protections regarding the reasonable use of deadly force, the bill opens the door for attacks on abortion providers. Criminal defense attorney Todd Miler told The Iowa Independent that since HF 7 “explicitly provides that people have a right to defend themselves or others at any place they are legally allowed to be,” if someone attempted “to kill a physician or a clinic worker, and if they did so while believing they were protecting another person, which would be defined under House File 153 as a fetus, then, under this law, they would have the right to do that.” I am not in agreement with giving anyone the ability to kill an abortion doctor.
This has been a very twisted attempt to avoid the issue that “choice” isn’t choice unless there is something to choose. To only say abortion is a “reproductive right” is not only a lie but horribly cruel to women depriving them of the better choices of life either to be a hero to raise their child or a hero that gives family planning to a childless couple.
Truth sets a person free TruthOut attempts to imprison women with a very permanent and tormenting non choice. Where is there fight for adoption or raising the children? They have none.
TruthOut says “In order to remain free of bias and adhere to high editorial standards, we accept no advertising or corporate backing.”
They are far from “free of bias”. Their agenda is very evident.