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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.

The misconception that Mexico is a third world country that REQUIRES money from the United States to get Mexico “out of the evil hands of the drug lords” is a faulty presumption.  These drug cartels have incredible amounts of money that they freely fund everything in the country.

Americans like to say that “big business” runs our government… well, the “big businesses” running Mexico are the drug cartels. Period. So, giving money to Mexico to help the drug situation is essentially giving money to the drug cartel business to annihilate itself.

Now, the drug cartels are not stupid, while they run the government, “Mexican socialism” runs services like the oil/gas refining industry, public works, education & healthcare.  Let’s take healthcare, while still limited primarily to poor people, the “government” runs the healthcare just poorly enough so that the drug Familias can come in and show some real benevolence.

Drug Lords know how to get support in Mexico…”A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration profile says La Familia gives Bibles and money to the poor, funds schools and pays off local officials.”  ….

Forget Calderon, he is an even bigger puppet than our Dear Leader. Now back to our original story  “A peace march called by local authorities in western Mexico turned into a show of support for a slain drug lord Sunday, with adults and children carrying signs lauding the capo known for handing out Bibles to the poor.”

Mexicans march in support of ‘Craziest’ kingpin | mexicans, mexico, morelia – Top Stories – Valley Morning Star.

Not that it matters, but The Council of Foreign Relations report http://www.cfr.org/publication/16279/uslatin_america_relations.html states:

This report makes clear that the era of the United States as the dominant influence in Latin America is over. Countries in the region have not only grown stronger but have expanded relations with others, including China and India. U.S. attention has also focused elsewhere in recent years, particularly on challenges in the Middle East. The result is a region shaping its future far more than it shaped its past.

Keep this in mind the next time the CFR suggests the United States pass along more money to these Latin American countries.

Translation

According to this report:

Seven Mexican Cartels have extended and based operations within 230 United States and Canadian Cities.  To what degree? To the degree that they now actually hold “office space” in these cities!!

In addition, their commercial enterprises extend into 17 North and South American Countries, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Barrio Azteca is of particular worry to the United states since it has become the primary bi-national criminal group within the country. The United States calls Barrio Azteca a “criminal insurgent” as revealed in the study “Bandas, Carteles, y Seguridad Nacional de los EU” or in English: “Gangs, Cartels, and National Security in the United States.”.

This report was deliverd by US Authorities to Mexian Senators who are related and work within the boundaries of Security & Justice.  It was to demonstrate part of the data that leads the US political powers that be to consider drug trafficing the PRINCIPAL threat to national security.

A copy was provided to Excélsior (Mexican Newspaper), and the document states that the US has fallen short in its attempt at combating the organized crime within the US territory. As well, the US cooperation with the rest of the “friend” nations who suffer from this problem has been lacking. “The US needs to foucs on cleaning is own house”  the report states.

The US needs to help in providing and supporting more efective anti drug cartel operations, provide an efective reduction on it’s use of drugs, and fight agains the culture of joining drug gangs and cartels, particularly among its school aged children.

Overcoming the cartels and assuring a secure future in these countries means dismanteling the infrastructure  and controlling them until they become of less impact to levels where they can be manged by local authorities.

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MÉXICO, DF.- El poder de los siete cárteles de la droga que operan en México se extendió a tal grado que ahora cuentan con oficinas en 230 ciudades de Canadá y Estados Unidos, amén de que tienen presencia comercial en 17 naciones de América, Europa, Asia y África, lo cual tiene en alerta a las autoridades de Estados Unidos.
Sin embargo, es el avance del Barrio Azteca lo que preocupa más al gobierno del vecino país del norte, pues se ha convertido en el primer grupo criminal binacional cuyo crecimiento lo comienza a convertir en “insurgencia criminal”.
Así lo revela el estudio Bandas, Cárteles y Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos, entregado por autoridades de Estados Unidos a senadores mexicanos relacionados con los temas de seguridad y justicia, para mostrar parte de los datos que llevan a integrantes de los poderes políticos de Estados Unidos a considerar al narcotráfico como la principal amenaza para su seguridad nacional.
En el documento, cuya copia en español fue proporcionada a Excélsior, destaca que Estados Unidos se ha quedado corto en su trabajo de combate al crimen organizado dentro de su territorio, pero también en su cooperación con el resto de naciones “amigas” que sufren este grave problema. “Los Estados Unidos deberían enfocarse en limpiar su propia casa.
Estados Unidos debería apoyar operaciones más efectivas en contra de los carteles, además de una efectiva reducción en el uso de drogas, además de luchar en contra de la influencia de la cultura de las bandas particularmente en los jóvenes en las escuelas.
“Ganarle a los carteles y asegurar la seguridad en el futuro en los países, significa desmantelar sus redes y manejarlos hasta que estos se conviertan de poco impacto en niveles que puedan ser manejados por las autoridades locales”, destaca

Imagen de Zacatecas – El País – El narco mexicano llega a 230 ciudades de EU.

A statement released by Congressman weasel Solomon Ortiz if chock full of in your face statements touting the continuing monies that will go to Mexico long after we manage to fix anything in regards to the border, security, drug cartels, etc.

Here is the email i sent out to friends. Feel free to copy and paste to your friends.

Friends,

I received a forwarded email from a friend, and have  highlighted the particular comments to this statement that our Congressman Ortiz of Tx D-27 has made. I believe that it is probably fairly standard copy and other congress/senate members probably released similar responses. Please make note of the highlighted areas. The italic comments are my personal comments. The repercussions of this ‘next initiative’ will be felt across the country, not just locally so please feel free to pass it along to other concerned voters and your candidates running for office.
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STATEMENT

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Contact: Jose Borjon, (202) 225-7742 or (202) 579-2403

ORTIZ RELEASES STATEMENT FOLLOWING PRESIDENT CALDERON’S ADDRESS TO A JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS

To watch President Calderon’s address to a joint session of Congress, click here.

WASHINGTON–U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz (D-Texas) today released the following statement after the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, addressed a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill:

“This morning, President Calderon addressed Members of Congress – of both the House and the Senate – and shared concerns of Mexico’s current state of affairs. During President Calderon’s address to Congress, he spoke about the violence along the U.S.-Mexico border, the war on organized criminal activity, the country’s economic state, the dynamics of trade between both countries, current immigration policies in the United States and the strong ties Mexico and the United States have.

“I stand by President Calderon as we work to better the social and economic interests of Mexico and the United States. During his address today, President Calderon said he wants North America to be one of the strongest and most prosperous regions of the world. I too share that vision and goal. “In December 2009, Congressman Luis Gutierrez and I introduced a comprehensive immigration reform plan that is a step in the right direction for this country. (yes, mr. Ortiz, you introduced it, but you fail to mention you had absolutely ZERO part in actually DRAFTING the legislation)

(notice we are now a COLLECTIVE ‘North America’ and not only the United States)

“Through this bill we would ensure our borders are safe and secure while making certain millions of people who live in this country (illegally) have access to a path to residency and citizenship.

“Undocumented immigrants currently living in this country would have to register with the government, pay all taxes, pay a $500 fine, submit to thorough criminal and security background checks, learn English and U.S. civics to be considered for a six year conditional visa. After the six year period, those people living here with a visa are eligible to apply for residency. This bill would allow millions of people living in this country the right to integrate into this society. (the right? And these ideas do not specify who pays for the the english, civics lessons. the fine of $500 is a light penalty when you take into consideration the tax burden this implementaion will put upon the American tax payers as well as MORE bloated government!)

“We need a system that is tough on enforcement, fair to taxpayers, and our workforce. A new system that ends exploitation and abuses that are everywhere in our current system and I know this plan does that.

“This year marks the final year of the three-year Merida Initiative, and the U.S. Congress and President Obama’s administration are working closely, together with counterparts in Mexico, to develop the next phase of assistance. (see below for the numbers on the Merida Initiative)

“As I have emphasized, the new assistance package to Mexico must encompass investments in four critical areas: 1) assistance to help Mexico continue to disrupt the organizational capacity of the drug cartels; 2) efforts to strengthen Mexico’s institutional capacity to enforce the rule of law, particularly with respect to the judicial process; 3) investments in 21st century technologies and initiatives at our ports of entry that strengthen security while supporting vibrant cross-border trade and commerce and; 4) investments in social and economic development initiatives for local communities ravaged by violence and efforts to curb drug demand. (notice #1 and #2 are top and they all involve passing money along to mexico-AGAIN)

“I am committed to these causes and reiterate my support to President Calderon, his administration and the people of Mexico.”

 
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FYI:
Merida Inititative http://www.state.gov/p/inl/rls/fs/122397.htm Congress approved:
In 2008, $400 million for Mexico and $65 million for Central America, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.
In 2009, $300 million for Mexico and $110 million for Central America, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.
In 2010, $450 million for Mexico and $100 million for Central America…
 
$1.15 Billion to Mexico
$274 million to Central America.
Thus Far with more to come.
 
Please forward.
 
 
Jessica Puente- Bradshaw
 
Ran 2010 U.S. Congress Candidate Tx Dist-27
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Clearly stated, money will continue to roll into Mexico in the form of “benevolent” donations courtesy of the American Taxpayer. Thes donations that are supposed to stop the drug trafficing and illegal immigration. Right. 
  
OH PLEASE, MR CALDERON. You know very well you make more money off the illegals working in the United States than you make off the people working in your own country. Of course, if you play the poor us game, not only do the remittances come in ( the #2 MONEY ECONOMY OF MEXICO – second only to OIL INDUSTRY!) but you also get cash roll-in from the USA for drug war you are supposedly trying to stop.
 
fyi: twitter @felipecalderonH