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Online Abortion Pills Come To The U.S., As The Right To Abortion Is On The Line.

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Online abortion pills come to the U.S., as the right to abortion is on the line

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by Marie McCullough, Posted: November 9, 2018 – 5:30 AM

Foes and defenders of abortion rights are preparing for seismic shifts in the abortion landscape.

Voters in Alabama and West Virginia on Tuesday approved “trigger” measures that could pave the way for state abortion bans if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade — a possibility raised by the appointment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the high court.

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Abortion pills are safe and effective. Why can’t U.S. women buy them online?

Even while Roe’s constitutional right to abortion remains in place, abortion has become so hard to get in many parts of the country that a new online service called Aid Access quietly launched during the summer to provide prescription abortion pills by mail-order to U.S. women. Founder Rebecca Gomperts, a Dutch physician and activist, has for years run Women on Web, which ships abortion pills to women in countries where abortion is illegal.

Meanwhile, the Self Induced Abortion (SIA) Legal Team last month unveiled a helpline and website to provide information and attorney referrals for people who have ended their own pregnancies and fear they will be arrested or prosecuted.

“We know of at least 21 people who have been arrested, and some prosecuted, either for ending their own pregnancy or helping others” since 1973, said Jill E. Adams, a Berkeley, Calif., lawyer who founded the SIA team. “Now that we have the helpline, we expect we’ll learn about more.”

Tuesday’s midterm elections illustrated the ever-deepening divide over abortion.Voters in Oregon overwhelmingly opted to preserve public funding for abortion, while Alabama passed a state constitutional amendment that recognizes “the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children.” West Virginia amended its constitution to declare no right to abortion.

If Roe’s legal framework is abolished, 20 other states already have laws that could be used to further restrict or ban abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research center that supports abortion rights. (Pennsylvania and New Jersey are not among the 20.)

No matter what happens, activists expect demand will only grow for medication-driven terminations, which now account for a third of all U.S. abortions. The regimen involves two drugs: Mifepristone, sold in the U.S. by Danco Laboratories and branded Mifeprex, disrupts the pregnancy, then misoprostol triggers uterine contractions that expel the grape-size fetus.

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In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration updated mifepristone’s labeling to lower the dose and let women use it through nine weeks of pregnancy. But women still have to make two visits to the doctor, and they can’t get the drug from pharmacies. It can only be dispensed in clinics or medical offices by specially certified health-care providers.

By contrast, Women on Web, which uses mifepristone made by an Indian company, provides pills after the woman consults online with the prescribing doctor and gets a blood test. An ultrasound is recommended, but not required. Instructions explain how to use the drugs, what to expect, and when to see a doctor if problems occur.

Gomperts did not respond to a request for an interview. But the Atlantic reported last month that Gomperts created Aid Access because she had been deluged with pleas from U.S. women. She said 600 women had so far gotten pills through the website. “She claims that every step of the Aid Access process is legal,” the article said.

Whether the FDA will agree that it is legal remains to be seen. In an emailed statement, the agency said it is “evaluating the allegations to assess potential violations of U.S. law,” and it “warns consumers not to buy Mifeprex online because doing so bypasses important safeguards.”

The purported safeguards that limit dispensing are excessive, said Susan Wood, former director of the FDA’s Office of Women’s Health.

“There’s been a lot of [scientific] data and experience with this medication,” said Wood, now a health-policy professor at George Washington University’s School of Public Health. “It’s more and more clear … the restrictions should have been removed when it was relabeled a few years ago.”

As part of that relabeling, the FDA’s own review concluded that “medication abortion has been increasingly used as its efficacy and safety have become well-established by both research and experience, and serious complications have proven to be extremely rare.”

Americans United for Life, an anti-abortion law firm, contends that the Aid Access model is not only unsafe, but in violation of U.S. postal and other regulations.

“An ultrasound should be administered before the abortion pill because otherwise, you can’t rule out an ectopic pregnancy, which is very dangerous,” said AUL chief legal officer Steven H. Aden.

“We’re also talking to senators on Capitol Hill,” he said, about federal intervention against the new web-based service.

Posted: November 9, 2018 – 5:30 AM

Marie McCullough @repopter |mmccullough@phillynews.com

The Holocaust Of American Babies In the United States.

Over 60 Million Babies Have Been Aborted Since Roe v. Wade

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By Jerry Barrett

“It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” Luke 17:2

In the study of physics you learn that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This also seems to occur with almost every decision we make on a daily basis. Sometimes these decisions lead to dire circumstances.

The 1960s heralded a massive shift in American culture. The family model was spun off its axis as the sexual revolution and drug culture came into popular existence. Ward and June Cleaver, along with Christian morals, were relegated to the dustbin of history. It was now a time of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll.

However, along with the “free love” movement came other unintended consequences. Unwanted pregnancies being one of the major inconveniences.

During the 1950s and 60s, back alley doctors performed an estimated one-million abortions per year. Over one thousand women died each year as a result of this illegal procedure. Many charged in excess of $1,000 for their services, and anaesthesia was not used because they wanted the patient out of their place quickly.

Murder on Demand

In the 1960s, an age of protests and movements, women began to actively target the subject of abortion. Many spoke of their own illegal abortions and insisted that abortion-on-demand be made legal. The liberal clergy joined in this effort along with other civil liberty groups. 

Some states began to soften their abortion laws, allowing for certain circumstances, but leaving the final decision up to the doctors and hospitals. New York state, in 1970, allowed on-demand abortions up to the 24th week if it was done in a medical facility with a doctor. Women who could afford this “procedure” travelled in droves to these “legal” facilities.

On January 22nd, 1973, murder on demand was authorized by our Supreme Court in the now infamous Roe v. Wade decision. Medicaid funded fetal executions until Congress passed the Hyde Amendment in 1976. This, however, was not going to stop the mass murder of American babies.

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Harming seaturtles, eagles and their eggs is illegal, subject to fines and imprisonment. But a human pre-born baby, whom God knew before being formed in a mother’s womb, made in God’s own image, is just a “choice.”

Planned Parenthood began receiving federal funds in 1970, thanks to Richard Nixon and a bipartisan agreement in Congress. At the time this topic was couched as “family planning,” thus making it palatable to the masses. Planned Parenthood currently receives over $500 million each year, most of it used to fund abortions.

 

While being federally funded under the guise of “family planning” one would think that adoption would be its most popular option. However, adoption referrals through Planned Parenthood pale in comparison to murder on demand. In 2014, there were 149 abortions for each adoption referral.

Does Planned Parenthood Have Quotas?

Former employees of Planned Parenthood have come forth with shocking claims of quotas and corrective measures against under-performing clinics. Even clinics that do not perform abortions are expected to refer a certain number of patients to clinics that do.

In an interview with The Washington Times, Sue Thayer, a former clinic manager, claimed that employees were trained to manipulate women into choosing abortion. The most successful argument was bringing up the cost of raising a family.

Ms. Thayer also stated that Planned Parenthood offered perks for clinics that exceeded their abortion quotas. Pizza parties and paid time off were some of the rewards issued.

Selling Body Parts for Profit

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recently opened an investigation into Planned Parenthood’s selling of fetal body parts. In 2016, a House Selective Panel on Infant Lives produced documents that exposed technicians at an abortion clinic who were paid extra for the number of fetal body parts they obtained.

These technicians would obtain the mother’s consent for donating the fetal tissue without disclosing their being paid bonuses. So, armed with a wish list from a tissue procurement business, these technicians set about to enrich themselves, as well as the clinic. Planned Parenthood has vehemently defended the legality of its fetal parts harvesting.

When Is a Fetus a Human?

Our society does not condone murder of a human being unless it is in self-defense, in war—or abortion. However, if a drunk driver were to plow into a vehicle with a pregnant woman—whether she is on her way to an abortion clinic or not—and kills the fetus, this driver could be charged with vehicular manslaughter for killing the baby.

This begs the question, when does a fetus become a human? There is no concise definition, only political and scientific opinions. Studies have shown, however, that fetus’ do feel pain at 20 weeks or earlier. They have been observed pulling away from harmful stimuli such as needles and release stress hormones in response to painful procedures.

Ron Paul, while a congressman, repeatedly introduced the “Sanctity of Life Act” which defined life as beginning at conception. The “pro-life” Republicans in Congress never let this bill see the light of day. Last year Senator Rand Paul introduced the “Life at Conception Act,” but neither Republican leaders nor Donald Trump have done anything to promote this bill. How does Donald Trump plan to make America great again by continuing to allow legalized murder of over 1,800 babies a day?

The American Holocaust

To date, over 60 million babies have been murdered! Let that number sink in. 60 million babies. What if one of them may have been able to cure cancer, or been a future president? This is a holocaust of epic proportion. No other words can describe it.

No race is immune to this genocide either. Over 50% of all Hispanic and Black pregnancies end in abortion, though being only 30% of the population. Caucasians, being 60% percent of the population, have 37% of pregnancies which end in abortion.

Is Abortion Population Control Writ Large?

At the Earth Summit held in Brazil in 1992, the United Nations created a plan with regard to sustainable development. One of the goals set by the agenda was population control.

The globalists and environmental whackos have long stated that the population on earth must be reduced to fivehundred million people. This would allow “Mother Earth” to fully support man and beast. These people seem to believe that abortion is the least visible, and most ideal means of completing this goal.

What Does the Bible Say About Abortion?

The Bible does not specifically speak on the topic of abortion. However there are numerous teachings in the Bible that make it clear what God’s view of abortion is.

In Jeremiah 1:5 we learn that God knows us before He forms us in the womb. In Psalms 139:13-14 we learn that God has an active role in our creation and formation in the womb.

If you have ever been blessed to witness the birth of your child, you can relate to Jesus’ words in John 16:21: “A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.”

The Bolsheviks murdered 66 million people according to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Mao Tse Tung and Pol Pot respectively murdered millions of their citizens. Abortionists in America will soon surpass these unbelievable numbers. But there shall be a high price to pay for this holocaust of Americans.

Jesus warned those who would harm the children:

 

“It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”  Luke 17:2

 

Over Half Of America Gets More In Welfare Than It Pays In Taxes.

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by Tyler Durden
Wed, 10/24/2018 – 15:50

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute,

More than half of Americans receive more money in various types of government transfer payments (Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, Social Security) than they pay in federal taxes.

 

According to a report released this year by the Congressional Budget Office, only the top two income quintiles in the United States pay more in taxes than they receive in government transfers.

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Not surprisingly, the lowest income quintiles receive far more in transfers than they pay in taxes:

In the lowest quintile, households pay only $400 in taxes (as of 2014, the most recent data available) while receiving more than $16,000 in various types of tax-funded transfer payments.

The end result is households in the bottom three quintiles have higher incomes after taxes and transfers than they do before taxes and transfers:

The second-to-top quintile is slightly worse off after taxes and transfers, and the highest quintile is sizably worse off. In other words, the top two income quintiles are subsidizing the bottom three, and the advantage, proportionally speaking, gets larger as income goes down.
The Politics of a Majority on the Dole

The political implications of this are considerable. As Ludwig von Mises once noted, once we get to the point that a majority of the voting population receives more in benefits than it pays in taxes, then voters will demand more and more wealth be transferred to them through government programs. It will then become politically necessary to extract larger and larger amounts of wealth from a minority in order to subsidize the majority.

Market economics will become less and less popular because the voters will have realized they can — in the words of James Bovard — “vote for a living” instead of work for a living.

These findings don’t always apply at the level of the individual household, of course. In the middle quintile, especially, we’ll find some households that are indeed worse off after taxes and transfers than before. This will especially be the case for households that do not yet receive old-age benefits such as Medicare and Social Security. Those households are currently being taxed to pay for current recipients of SS and Medicare. Later, however, those households will begin to receive those benefits. And, over a lifetime, they’re likely to receive more in benefits than what they “paid in.” This notion of “paying in,” however, is pure fiction, and there is no “trust fund” for old-age benefits, and all benefits received at any given time are funded via taxation of current wage earners.

As far as politics goes, this latter fact is very important because voters receiving old-age benefits know that any significant cut in government spending and government taxation is likely to necessitate a decline in paid benefits. This is why neither major party ever seriously talks about cutting Medicare or Social Security, and why Donald Trump has even recently declared his own love for Medicare. It’s simply a redistribution of income and wealth from current wage earners to current recipients, and for most elected officials, attempting to cut these benefits would be political suicide.

At the low end, benefits more frequently take the form of “means-tested” benefits such as Medicaid and food stamps. And since these benefits are geared toward low-income earners, we naturally see more benefits going toward the lowest earners. Indeed, in the lowest quintile, market income is less than half of income after taxes and transfers.

But for many voters, the reality is this: any significant cuts in federal spending will mean less government benefits, either now or later.

(And don’t forget that the data here doesn’t even account for government employees whose “market” income is also government funded. In the case of those workers, cuts in government spending will reduce both their market income and their transfer income.)

Since many households at both the lowest end and near the middle receive more in benefits than they pay in taxes, we end up with a situation in which the voters think tax cuts don’t benefit them much — but spending cuts definitely do hurt them.

Thus, the political outcome is one in which there is plenty of political pressure to maintain spending levels — or increase them — while tax cuts aren’t as popular.
Transfer Income Is Growing as a Portion of Market Incomes

Looking at transfer incomes as a percentage of market incomes, by quintile, we find significant growth since the dot-com bust of 2001:

With the lowest quintile, transfer payments declined during the 1990’s economic expansion, and in the wake of the 1996 welfare reform. But government transfer payments grew again following the 2001-2002 recession. Transfers dipped again as the US approached the 2008 bust, and have grown sizably ever since.

Indeed, as of 2014, transfers by this measure were at an all-time high for the second-to-lowest quintile, and were near an all-time hight for the lowest quintile.

But in all quintiles, transfers have increased proportional to market income, whether due to stagnating market income or growing transfer payments. an increasing role for transfer payments can also give a false impression of overall income growth since official income numbers, as provided by federal agencies such as the Census Bureau, usually include transfer payments and other taxpayer-funded sources of income in the income data. Basically, transfer payments are padding the income data — paid for by the top income quintiles.
Perceptions Matter

Like all statistics of this sort, though, we can’t get a complete picture from this alone. This data only tells us about transfer payments — which are easy to track — and doesn’t tell us much about the many other ways that governments transfer wealth and income. For instance, we must also consider how regulations negatively impact the incomes of employees and business owners at all levels. And we must not ignore how money-supply inflation tends to hurt the poor the most, while tending to favor higher-income groups. And then there are government contracts — such as high-tech weapons contracts that tend to benefit higher income groups as well.

Ultimately, though, perceptions often matter more than the details behind the numbers. The CBO report reminds us that a great many voters receive government welfare checks of various types, and the perception is that any true cuts in spending will bring a high cost to those who have become accustomed to their taxpayer funded benefits. Ultimately, the effects on voting patters and public policy will be very real.

United States Navy WarShip Shoots Down Missile In Space In Show Of Strength.

STAR WARS! US warship shoots down missile in space with ballistic ‘kill vehicle’

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The intercept weapon was launched by warship USS John Finn (Image: Missile Defence Agency)

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Dramatic footage has emerged of a US warship shooting down a missile in space with a spectacular intercept weapon.

The video, released by the US Navy, shows the USS John Finn attempting to hit a medium-range ballistic missile.

A similar experiment earlier in the year failed but this time it manages to successfully hit the missile in space.

The SM-3 Block, dubbed ‘Kill Vehicle,’ reportedly uses brute force as opposed to an explosive warhead to eliminate its target, with the firm who make the missile claiming it hits its target with the power of a ‘ten-tonne truck’ travelling at ‘600mph’.

The technique has been likened to hitting a bullet with another bullet, which is why this test was dubbed a “superb accomplishment” by a US Navy official.

The target was a test missile launched from Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii.

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Defense Agency (MDA) said: “Sailors aboard USS John Finn successfully conducted an intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile target with a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile during a flight test off the west coast of Hawaii.”

The ‘Kill Vehicle’ is being “developed cooperatively by the US and Japan” and will form part of America’s coastline defence.

“This was a superb accomplishment and key milestone for the SM-3 Block IIA return to flight,” said Lt. General Sam Greaves.

“My congratulations to the entire team, including our sailors, industry partners, and allies who helped achieve this milestone.”

This is the second time the weapon has been been successfully tested, following two consecutive failures.

“Based on observations and initial data review, the test met its objectives, according to the Agency. Program officials will continue to evaluate the system’s performance,” the MDA’s statement said.

The first successful test of this particular SM-3 Block happened in February 2017 but the two after that failed, with the latest coming in January this year.

The weapon can be launched from land or sea and, according to the Missile Defense Agency, will form a key part of the AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense system.

The successful test of the ‘Kill Vehicle’ is likely to send a warning to both North Korea and Russia.

 

Establishment Media Blackout: Journalist Targeted for Being White Tragically Dies

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BY BENJAMIN ARIE 

OCTOBER 21, 2018 AT 8:02AM

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A shocking racial hate crime has killed a man who lived his life trying to help others, but the details in the case mean there will be no riots, and you probably won’t hear his name mentioned on the national news.

A 55-year-old journalist and volunteer first responder was attacked from behind before being dragged into a parking lot in New Jersey. Then, his assailant stole the man’s car and used it to drive over the victim’s head, leaving him gravely injured.

The assault occurred in May, but the victim remained on life support until his death on Thursday. To make the horrific attack even worse, authorities believe the journalist was targeted and ultimately killed because of his skin color.

Why isn’t this the top story on every cable news channel? Because the victim is Jerry Wolkowitz, and he was apparently attacked by a black man based on racial hatred.

“Jerry Wolkowitz, a longtime EMT and journalist, has died nearly six months after a brutal, allegedly racially motivated beating,” reported the Asbury Park Press, a news outlet that also published much of the freelance reporter’s photographs over the years.

“Wolkowitz, described as an ‘innocent soul’ by younger medics he took under his wing, was walking near his Harding Road apartment on the morning of May 1 when authorities believe 26-year-old Jamil S. Hubbard of Sayreville beat him and dragged him into a parking lot,” the newspaper continued.

After police tracked down and arrested Hubbard, a repeat criminal who openly admitted to running over the older man because of race.

“(Hubbard) explained that he chose him because he was a white man,” revealed prosecutor Keri-Leigh Schaefer during a court hearing.

“The allegations are of a horrific crime,” Judge James J. McGann said during the hearing. “The defendant, according to police, approached a total stranger and started beating him.”

The victim’s family reached out to the community for help, and shared its love for the victim on a GoFundMe page set up to soften the burden of when Wolkowitz was still on life support.

“Jerry is a reporter, a writer, a first aid volunteer, a dedicated worker, a wonderful friend, and a devoted family man with a loving fiance,” the page explained.

“He is kind-hearted and highly devoted to his family and friends. He … has a great sense of humor, and is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need,” the family’s heartfelt message continued.

It’s almost certain that if the roles were reversed in this horrendous racially-motivated crime, there would be protests and national news coverage.

But not for Jerry Wolkowitz. As of Saturday evening, a Google search of the victim’s name on CNN.com showed literally zero results.

Chinese City May Get Fake Moon

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By Tim Binnall

October 18, 2018

An aerospace executive in China has announced plans to launch a satellite which would serve as an artificial moon designed to illuminate a city at night. The unorthodox idea was reportedlyrevealed by Wu Chunfeng, who heads one of the main contractors for the Chinese space agency, at a conference last week. According to him, the faux moon will hover over the city of Chengdu emitting a “dusk-like glow” which would eliminate the need for street lights.

The illumination from the satellite, he said, will be adjustable and could cover an area of land ranging from five to fifty miles in diameter. While the idea may sound fanciful to some, Chungfeng appears to be quite serious about the endeavor, explaining that the concept has been tested extensively for the last few years and now looks to be almost fully feasible. With that in mind, the executive is eying a 2020 launch for the fake moon.

Lest one have concerns about how the illumination will impact wildlife in the area, an aerospace professor was quick to assure Chinese media that it will not be a problem thanks to its similarity in intensity to twilight. Be that as it may, whether the residents of Chengdu want another moon is another matter altogether. Alas, they probably won’t have much of a say in the decision, so hopefully they won’t mind living under the light of a fake moon.

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