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When I started this blog back in April, Gov. Rick Perry had declared April the Abortion Recovery/Awareness Month here in the Great State of Texas.

“Ending a pregnancy through abortion interrupts the natural birth process and creates significant trauma and stress for those involved in the pregnancy. An abortion is a tragic ending, not only because of the loss of a life, but also because of the physical and psychological trauma caused by the procedure itself.” ~ Governor Rick Perry of Texas.

Truer words have never been spoken by him or many of others for that matter.

Fact is abortion is a very heavily weighted issue and one could argue for and against it for months. I’m going to lay it out. I am pro-life. What does that mean? Well let me first explain that there are different “levels” of pro/against abortion. Let’s see if i can do a quick explanation. On the spectrum starting from pro-life, to pro-abortion.

Your LABEL WHERE YOU MIGHT STAND DESCRIPTION
Pro-Life, Anti-Abortion Level 1: Abortion NOT  O.K. EVER (in cases where abortion is CLEARLY MEDICALLY NECESSARY) -under no circumstances shall abortion be performed.
Pro-Life, Anti-Abortion Level 2: Some Abortion is O.K. -Abortion if a. endangers life of mother.   b. rape  c. incest
Pro-Abortion, Pro-Death, Pro-Pro-Killing, or Pro-Choice,
Women’s choice, Right to Reproductive Health, etc…
Level 3 : it isn’t a baby it is a fetus, or maybe just tissue, “ball of cells”. -Kill it up to the first trimester or 12 weeks from conception.-Abortion pill RU-486 is ok.-Abortion is a method of birth-control (much like a condom or diaphragm.)
Pro-Abortion, Pro-Death, Pro-Pro-Killing, or Pro-Choice, Women’s choice, Right to Reproductive Health, etc… Level 4 : it doesn’t matter what the thing is, baby or fetus. -Kill the baby at any stage of pregnancy. If the baby is in third trimester, Induce labor and leave baby to die. (Obama supports this type of killing)

There you go.  For a while now,  I have been a recovering Level 2 pro-lifer and have moved up the scale to a Level 1 pro-lifer.

I realize many people who are fine individuals sit at level 2 thinking that they are doing what is best for a mother, and up until recently I did the same. However, after doing some research, I realized that perhaps I had really fallen victim to the sick lies that the left/democrats/feminists movements had put out in order to make abortion legal in the first place.

This is not a story about Margaret Sanger’s history within the abortion movement but it is a story about the particular lies that abortion movement created to appeal to conservatives like you in order to get you to BELIEVE that to a slight degree, YOU TOO AGREE with the left.

Lets look at the criteria here: You AGREE with Abortion IF:

It a) endangers life of mother – The fact is that women still sometimes to die in childbirth, yes. However not nearly as many die as you would think. And very few women who actually do die from pregnancy die from complications AFTER delivery. Hemorrhage, obstructive labor, infection are the main causes. These symptomatic deaths are not deaths that can be predicted EARLY in the pregnancy -which defeats the idea that we are trying to “prevent” death of the mother by killing the baby.

FACT:About 529,000 women die worldwide every year during pregnancy, childbirth or the immediate postpartum. This is .4% of all pregnancies. The rate in the United States is much lower and it is less than 1% in the developed countries(all inclusive) according to world-wide reports.  On another note: Hillary Clinton and the left wing agenda would have you believe that the public health-care option will take care of all this?

Educate yourself. WHO defines “A maternal death is defined as the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes.”

According to the table on page 34 of the Maternal Mortality Report 2005 – The United States Maternal Mortality rate is at 11 deaths per 100,000, only three more deaths than occur in the UK that same year the research was compiled!

As you can deduce, the myth that abortion should remain legal in order to save a woman’s life because of pregnancy complications is not a theory that holds water and therefore should consider your stance on when abortion should be legalized.

Take time to review this article where “The researchers found that compared to women who carried to term, women who aborted in the year prior to their deaths were 60 percent more likely to die of natural causes, seven times more likely to die of suicide, four times more likely to die of injuries related to accidents, and 14 times more likely to die from homicide. Researchers believe the higher rate of deaths related to accidents and homicide may be linked to higher rates of suicidal or risk-taking behavior.”  Abortion Nearly Four Times Deadlier Than Childbirth

You AGREE with Abortion IF:

b) rape and c) incest – These two may as well get bundled together for simplicity in writing sake. Incest is usually rape(although not always). This is perhaps the one that I’ve had the most trouble justifying as a reason for allowing abortions. I did some research and found a report by Elliot Institute.

Studies showed.

In our survey of women who became pregnant as a result of rape or incest, many women who underwent abortions indicated that they felt pressured or were strongly directed by family members or health care workers to have abortions. The abortion came about not because of the woman’s desire to abort but as a response to the suggestions or demands of others. In many cases, resources such as health workers, counselors and others who are normally there to help women after sexual assault pushed for abortion.

The study also terms abortions as a type of “medical rape”. Victims of rape or incest  often the describe the abortion procedure in this way.

“I soon discovered that the aftermath of my abortion continued a long time after the memory of my rape had faded. I felt empty and horrible. Nobody told me about the pain I would feel deep within causing nightmares and deep depressions. They had all told me that after the abortion I could continue my life as if nothing had happened.”

“Continue my life as if nothing had happened”? – Trauma, be it physical rape or medical, rape is a “procedure” that can not be forgotten.  I challenge any woman who has gone thru a pap smear to tell me she does not remember her last one or the sensations associated with it.

The Feminist Movement in its goal to make abortions legal,  needed a good argument on its side and it needed to convince a great amount of “good” people that its abortion cause was benevolent.  But then again, what movement doesn’t try to advance itself in that fashion? Even malevolent and nefarious movements can conjure a positive argument to further their cause.

Questions and Leftist Arguments

Life begins…?

One of the first arguments, while it had already been established, was that life did not really begin at conception. Life began after the baby was born and took its first breath outside of the womb. While courts, congress, science and theology are in agreement that life begins at conception – this is still an argument – albeit a weak attempt. When this argument is made, you as a pro-lifer should quickly shut it down.

At a recent Senate hearing “A prominent physician points out that at these Senate hearings, “Pro-abortionists, though invited to do so, failed to produce even a single expert witness who would specifically testify that life begins at any point other than conception or implantation. Only one witness said no one can tell when life begins.”

Roe vs. Wade…?

Many on the left will argue that Roe vs. Wade set the standard and tone FOR abortion.  Did the 1973 SCOTUS decision really put its seal of approval on abortion? Not exactly, the ruling was more about a woman’s “right to privacy” rather than the seal of approval on abortion or a decision on whether life begins at conception or at a point further along.  As a conservative, we should not play to the left’s argument that because Roe vs. Wade stood, it means that life has been determined. We could have solved the undefined issue of privacy by debating whether women should be allowed to “wear” tramp stamps, had tattoos been illegal in the 1970’s.

Another interesting tidbit on “Jane Roe” is that she did later take time to declare how she had “converted to pro-life” and regretted her decision to abort. Anyone who chooses to do more research on her will find it interesting that On July 22, 1995, Norma McCorvey (jane roe) became a born-again Christian and a pro-lifer…

Norma McCorvey also initially claimed that her desire to abort was due to rape, however later court documents and her own statements later acknowledged that she had lied about being raped.

Norma also had 3 children and NEVER had an actual ABORTION. Her own affidavit also states how her abortion suit was greatly manipulated and had spun out of control to the point that it basically took a life of its own beyond her. In other words, she was used. Read her legal and publicly filed affidavit here.

“Abortion”, to me, meant “going back” to the condition of not being pregnant. I never looked the word up in the dictionary until after I had already signed the affidavit. I was very naive. For their part, my lawyers lied to me about the nature of abortion. Weddington convinced me that “It’s just a piece of tissue. You just missed your period.” I didn’t know during the Roe v. Wade case that the life of a human being was terminated.” – McCorvey (Jane Roe)

Save Mother’s life…?

The next argument is that in order to save lives, abortions must be legal. Everyday a woman’s life is in danger and therefore abortions should be legal. FACT is most women don’t know their life is in danger well after the first 3months of pregnancy. At that point most women choose not to have an abortion. Americans perform an average of 3,700 abortions a DAY…and only 6% of those are because of the health of baby or mother. Side note: Abortions are also not reported as the amount of total “deaths” when calculating world death statistics. When the CDC or WHO reports death rates and they fail to include abortion rates, it really skews the numbers as to how many “lives” we really do eliminate yearly.

I believe feminists twisted this argument. Point to ponder, are they really saying “save the life of of a woman“(not a mother) from infection or complications resulting from a back alley abortion.  It was not about saving mothers, it was about saving women who wanted abortions. We saving mothers by providing good pre/during and post pregnancy care. (reference the Maternal Mortality Report)

Rape and Incest…?

So we must “legalize” abortions because to rape and incest really are an epidemic. Fact is  only 1% of the abortions performed are for that reason. The article referenced earlier: Most women who are victims of rape and incest are not seeking abortions and those that do, have a much more difficult time with the abortion than they would have with the pregnancy. Of course, the left would try to convince you through argument that abortions are a NECESSARY evil to overcome the “apparent” outbreak of pregnancies resulting from rape and incest.

Is abortion REALLY necessary to the degree that the left will argue? When we have the left clamoring for the “legality”, freedom and in consequence of the abortion right, do we also need a portion of the “conservative” population agreeing to their subtle play on words and reasons?

Decide today if you will be part of the impetus that keeps abortions legal at the federal level and to a degree eventually paid for by our tax dollars.

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Update: Someone mentioned how the legality of abortion is a blessing because some pregnancies are indeed unsafe. Certainly, in the course of this blog, I am not discounting the fact that some pregnancies do require “medical abortions” – (as in the case of an ectopic pregnancy or pregnancies that were WANTED) CLEAR danger to the mother is certainly a reason to perform an  “abortion”but as the reports show, these are small percentages.

Apparently MSNBC is now happy with 2nd place…
http://www.politico.com/click/stories/1010/msnbc_loves_second_place.html

Anyway, I thought I might send it to @KeithOlbermann because it was still early and he may not have gotten a chance to read up on it yet. I was doing him a friendly favor.

I was excited when I noticed on my TweetDeck that he had actually responded! Hilarious response, but a response nontheless!

Since I know he gets “A LOT of tweets” and he doesn’t have time to respond to them all…I was quite impressed!

He gets A LOT!

So anyway, I sent him the link and he responded. In typical liberal fashion. it gave me a good chuckle. 

Here it is!                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

At this point I thought, maybe I will follow him just to be friendly, you never know, right? Well turns out he BLOCKED ME? Sweet little ol’ me. :-/

Seriously??? He BLOCKED me for being friendly and polite? Maybe a little facetious?

I had full hopes that this guy just might be able to present himself a lot better than most #p2 (liberals) on twitter. Could he not be polite back? He didn’t have to chat with me, he just had not take the EXTRA effort to “block” me from his page. What could he possibly be afraid of?

Is this the leadership of the liberal left? A grown man who blocks a #tcot woman, who in most ways happens to be quite polite? I don’t make up stories or lies like Obama dearest and claim to call them truths. (i.e. my mom was a Christian)

Seems the liberal left just cannot handle the slightest bit of reality. Reality is, MSNBC is so far behind in the ratings that it’s only actual competitor is CNN. Soon CNN will be competing with ABC, CBS, and WB for ratings numbers. Good grief!

If you cannot beat “them”, make lies and when called on the lies just run away?

In this case, Keith just threw away a great twitter friendship. #LOL

I may be a #TCOT with a #TLOT streak, but politics doesn’t rule my conscience or my feminine latin charm. I am willing to disagree on the stage of opinions, but if you are nice to me I will be nice to you.

I think MOST conservatives(#tcots) are that way. 

Suddenly rice paper wraps don’t sound too appetizing! #LOL 😉

Perhaps something with thicker skin, like a flour tortilla burrito!

 Grow some skin, libs!

Flower tortillas, yum!

Disclaimer to my Asian peeps…no offense on the rice paper.

 When Progressive thinking goes haywire… 

 

Written by R. Alexander Miller  Leeds, Alabama – November 9, 2009 

We have heard it millions of times, in all kinds of media, shouted to the heavens: Those of us “lucky” enough to be self-sufficient must reach out and help our “less fortunate” brethren.

In its face the statement is one that touches upon the richest fabric of our American culture.  Always look out for those of us in dire straits and help as best we can.  It speaks to the core of who we are as Americans.  Then, there are the multitude of unintended consequences that oft arise from public policy, 99.9% of which comes to us from the playbook of the Progressive left, which is almost never thought through and causes, in the end, much more pain and suffering. But alas, does indeed hit the ultimate goal they seek: Subservience and the perpetuation of the underclass which is driven and maintained by the dependency it causes.

To be sure, the Progressive left derives its power from social welfare policies which have turned a people as a whole from one of the hardest working in the world to that of an entitlement society.  We now have upwards of 40% of our population which pays ZERO taxes.  Think about that for a minute. Almost half of us do not pay a dime in taxes to the government. It is this segment of the population that also has grown to believe it is their “right” to expect to receive government care & assistance from cradle to grave.  Sadly, the great majority of these population group is black, Mexican-American (even more sad is, I belong to this group myself!!) or Illegally here.

We have an entire ‘Entry level’ segment of society which believes that is not necessary for them to wait any period of time learning their craft. They require pay increases and promotions now or as part of their hiring process and who cares if they know not the first thing about their work.  They fully believe they ought to lead and do so now.

We have a whole segment of the population who is no longer interested in fending for themselves.  We have made it so they expect to be looked after and taken care of almost from cradle to grave. They are a voting bloc now, and they now use this vote to elect politicians who make it a career to promise more and more entitlements even if it is impossible to support this spending.

One of the examples I have had in my mind for a while now of these ‘Good in theory’ proposals but with a number of still developing unintended consequences is a program called “Cell Phones for the Poor”.

‘CELL PHONES FOR THE POOR’… Who wouldn’t get behind this idea, pray tell?

It is an extension of an old Federal program, brought swiftly to the 21st century, in which rather than providing indigent folks with subsidized landline phone service, the Fed is teaming with TracPhone to provide low income folks with a free cell phone (oft a Motorola 175 model) and free airtime for them to have a communications tool available to them in the event of an emergency.

Again, a progressive idea, to be sure.  A fantastic way to help the fellow poor in providing them with the backing and assistance they may need should they find themselves in a car accident, get sick, house fire, or are assaulted.  I mean, who can be against that, right??

 Here are some of the problems I find with the idea as it is being implemented:

  •  I find no record of how the folks are selected to be qualified for this help.  This means anyone on a public welfare roll, or getting food stamp assistance is cleared to receive the phone and time.  INCLUDING single unwed mothers on welfare, young 20 something dropouts who spend most of their time dealing drugs or committing other crimes, etc
  • The amount of free time is dependent on the state the recipient lives in… Ranges from 68 mins/month upwards to several hundred minutes.  Currently there are 16 states in the national program.  The coverage has expanded to double what it was with landline subscribers to a total of 1.4 million recipients.  Statistics from the government state there are approximately 32 million more people in the country that will qualify for the program once their states decide to participate.
  • In the state of Alabama, we have a rather sizeable number of juvenile delinquents and illegal aliens running about which are now vocal complainers about the state of the program as it exists today.

Complaints run the gamut:  from Not enough FREE time (as in, “they cannot Represent properly with the home boys with only 100 minutes a month!!), to the fact that these entry level “free” phones are not such that they can change the ringtones to the ‘gangsta-rap’ tunes of their preference.  I mean, imagine the loss of street-cred if my phone goes off and Beethoven’s 5th plays instead of M&M or JayZ, right??  The Horror!!!

There is a big lesson to be learned from these policies gone awry.  The concept that made this the greatest country in the world is one that dictates that the individual is encouraged to do his or her absolute best in order to become what he/she wants to be. Individualism is to be encouraged and supported for it creates the forces that drive invention and business.  It is the complete opposite of a big government that takes care of all of us from birth to death.  There is a word for that experiment: it is called Socialism, and we already know it failed!

As Americans, we know that it is part of our charitable fabric to lay down a safety net to help the least lucky among us.  Yet that is all it should be, nothing but a helping hand to allow the not so lucky to get back up on their own two feet and begin to be productive members of society as soon as possible!

R. Alexander Miller

Please direct any comments to Alex at beowolf01@yahoo.com

 

Comments on blog welcome.

Thank you, Alex!

So Sad, Sonia Sotomayor

Posted: October 19, 2009 in Comedy, Liberal, minority, Politics

So maybe she was not “crying” perse – but she did get teary eyed, which is an indication of distress, sadness, frustration….whatever.

Personality-Spotlight-Sonia-Sotomayor

Girl, you such a baby!

So yes, Sonia, that is what it is like being part of the administration that likes “control”. What did you expect? Geeze! Dont take my word for it. I believe it was Anita Dunn who used the word control.  Read the article here.

 

Spotted this little beauty sandwiched between ultra liberal Austin and somewhat conservative hill country. Literally in the cream of the cream filled cookie.  78731 to be more exact.

I would like to shake the hand of the person who took the time to  glue these posters on this electrial thing-a-ma-jig and for “KEEPING AUSTIN WIERD.”  😉

And yeah, they are REALLY glued on there!  Ignore my bill of sale there on the left.