Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hidden agenda in health care plan

Governor Lamm 15 years ago said, "elderly people have a duty to die and get out of the way."  Why, because of the end of life health care costs.  About 1/3 of Medicare's budget goes for costs incurred in the last year of life, and 40% of that goes for the last month of life.  Any economist, much less a taxpayer, recognizes that is a lot of money.  However, we don't kill old people to save money, or do we? 

Enter the Obama health care plan which no one has read - Section 1233 would mandate that a doctor sit down with all patients over 65 years of age to talk about end of life issues and the doctor would be compensated.  The idea is to encourage people to sign Living Wills or enter hospice, rather than getting expensive treatment.  Since hospice only provides pain relief, everyone saves money.  In states where physician-assisted suicide is legal, end of life talks would include assisted-suicide, the cheapest option of all.  Could all of this be setting us up for a Supreme Court Roe v. Wade on euthanasia?      

All of this is being proposed in the name of compassion.  The lawmakers don't like the thought that dying people suffer.  The also don't like the idea that a 90 year old with cancer takes a government Handy Van to chemotherapy.  It's more compassionate to offer another option, perhaps Governor Lamm's option.  

Under Section 1233 in the health care plan, there is a mandated advanced care consultation for senior citizens.  The government will instruct and consult regarding Advanced Directives, Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney, and provide a list of end of life resources that will guide you in how to shorten your life.  

Page 427 and 428 specifies training for health care professionals who would be responsible for signing orders for life sustaining treatments, nutrition and hydration, and for the goals and use of those orders.  The bill states the government will specify which doctor can write an end of life order.

Also included in the bill, will be mandated school based health clinics that will be integrated into the school environment.  Birth control will be dispensed without parental consent or consultation.  Children will have access to abortion, Plan B, oral contraceptives and barrier method contraceptives without their parent's knowledge.   

Murder in China

Terrifying, horrifying and heart breaking is the latest news from China.  In a recent report, China admitted that the exact number of abortions cannot accurately be reported.  What China did report was 13 million abortions performed every year in hospitals.  These horrifying statistics do not account for the many more known to be carried out in unregulated rural clinics and the 10 million abortion pills (RU 486) sold every year in China.

The report said 62% of the women undergoing abortions were single and aged 20 to 29.  The report further said the widespread use of abortion was an unfortunate situation.  I would translate that as collateral damage.  

The response by some Chinese officials was that sex education needed to be improved. Its family planning controls, including contraception, sterilization and abortion procedures have prevented another 400 million births.  China's population is 1.3 billion people.  Compare this with the U.S. which has 300 million people and 1.2 million women having abortions each year.  

Remember China has a strict mandated and tightly controlled one child policy.  This policy was recently rescinded in a small geographical area that suffered a major earthquake which killed mostly children, leaving parents with no offspring.

A thought to ponder -  What is happening in China has monumental geo-political consequences because most of the babies aborted are female.  Why?  Chinese parents place a greater value on the male.  What does this lead to geo-politically? - a male dominated society, a militaristic society, a lawless society.

Mandatory Vaccination Program

All social engineering is preceded by verbal engineering.  Hidden agendas are only brought to light in cases of great catastrophes, so too with the vaccine hoopla.  All we hear about is the pandemic and the deaths to come.  All the reported statistics are wrong and can be proved with a calculator and the CDC website.  

That being said, the University of Alabama has just implemented a mandatory vaccination program.  The university sent out an email to all of the students informing them they had to provide proof of several different immunizations before they could register.  Failure to provide proof means either the student gets the shots on campus or refusal would prevent them from enrollment and could also lead to further judiciary punishment.

The mandated vaccines are the Manactra-antimeningitis, MMR vaccine, and TB screening within the last year.  These are registration requirements.  If you live off of campus, they remain requirements.  The school further went on, " failure of any student, regardless of classification, not meeting the immunization and TB screening requirements may result in a disruption in ability to register and possible disciplinary action per the office of judicial affairs.

This, in spite of the following evidence - the MMR vaccine has been linked to autism and inflammatory bowel disease.  With the meningitis vaccine, 5000 children suffered adverse reactions immediately after it was introduced in Britain.  

The Crimson Tide, we hope,  will not be adversely effected.  I'm sure they will be mandated,too, or will they be exempt because they play in a major bowl game each year bringing untold revenue to the university.

The question is, should vaccines be mandated?  If the answer is yes, can the public be assured there are no adverse reactions?  At the present time the answer is definitely no, but the testing continues on our young.  The next question you should be asking, because it is coming, is how can they be mandated?

The only way to mandate vaccination is by force, which is what many think will happen in the event of the swine flu "pandemic."  State health authorities have already confirmed that if the government were to announce a mandatory vaccination program, there would be no exceptions and the use of force could be used.  

A health care reform bill approved by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee called "The 
Affordable Health Choices Act", will fund the creation of state "intervention" teams that will carry out home visits in order to check on both children and adults.       

The rest of the story

A federal report has finally reported what many of us knew would happen.  A recent federal report revealed that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil has a 400% higher rate of adverse effects than another comparable vaccine, Menactra anti-meningitis shot.     

Wow!  The report recommends that the government more thoroughly investigate reports of dangerous side effects from the HPV vaccine.  Why?  Researchers compared the side effects from Gardasil and Menactra because they are given to similar age groups at the same time.  What did this show?  Here are the facts from the federal government.  Gardasil was associated with twice as many emergency room visits, four times as many deaths, four times as many heart attacks, seven times as many disabled reports and fifteen times as many strokes.  All reported cases of blood clots and heart attacks associated with Gardasil occurred when the vaccine was given alone. 

For those of you who remember history, Gardasil was fast-tracked by the FDA as was RU 486.  Both have proven to be federally funded serial killers.  

Monday, July 27, 2009


                                                                   ORGANS FOR SALE OR RENT

Imagine my surprise to read on July 23rd  that in New Jersey a large scam was uncovered that included rabbis, mayors and black market kidneys.  There were a total of 44 arrested including 3 mayors, assemblymen and 5 rabbis. 

Why?  There are multiple reasons including the black market sale of kidneys.  Does this report cause some consternation.  For me it does.  The sale of organs casts a shadow on all organ procurement.  In China, before they execute a prisoner, organs are removed.  In Cuba, Fidel Castro took blood from prisoners in order to weaken them for execution.  The blood products were sold.  Robin Cook, author, was the first to blow the whistle on organ trafficking in a book called Coma.  Through both domestic and foreign films dealing with illegal trafficking in organs, the public is becoming more aware of this hidden reality.

What is the hidden reality?  Should we be concerned?  Are the organ donors really dead when they take their organs legally?  Why the trafficking?  Could something be wrong in our society?  Are we becoming utilitarian?  Who decides?

After reading about New Jersey, the only thing that amazed me, is that they were caught.  How about the people who are trafficking legally and illegally and not caught?  Is there a difference?     


                                                               SMOKE AND MIRRORS

Did anyone wonder why a Sun Times reporter, who I might describe as a longtime feminist, bring up an incident that occurred in Cambridge which had racial overtones during President Obama's health care message to the nation?  I certainly did.  In fact, I think it was a cover-up. 

It took the focus of the nation off of health care and escalated unfounded racial tensions.  It undermined law and order, and in fact, it ignored the rule of law.  President Obama is too smart a politician to have this happen by coincidence.

Why did it happen?  Perhaps it was to cover-up what is really happening in the health care debate.  There are many questions, especially in the life area of abortion and euthanasia that have surfaced for a short period of time.  These questions have not been answered.

Perhaps health care is on a fast track unknown to the public because their attention has been so easily diverted.  Perhaps behind closed doors, not with just a beer, perhaps martinis, leadership in the Democratic party is quickly moving health care along a stealth path.

Time will tell on this one.  The loser is the nation and law enforcement.  Hopefully, the public will refocus.  Elections are around the corner.  


                                                                VACCINES AND BABY DNA

Did you know there are vaccines that have been derived from aborted babies?  Today there are more than 23 vaccines that are contaminated by the use of aborted baby cells.  This has caused great controversy in Catholic circles.  There is no law that requires consumers to be informed that some vaccines are made by using aborted baby cells.  These cells contain residual aborted baby DNA.  Newer vaccines produced using aborted baby cells do inform consumers in their package inserts that the vaccines  contain contaminating DNA from the cells used to produce the vaccine.  They do not identify the cells as being derived from elective aborted human babies.

Translate - They tell you what is in the vaccine, but they don't fully inform you where they came from. 

There has been controversy for many years about the vaccine - autism link.  The incidence of Autism has risen to 1 out of every 4 boys born and 1 out of every 6 girls, causing the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) to recommend further study of vaccine safety.  The NVAC recommends further study on the potential for vaccines to contribute to autism in children who have underlying mitochondrial disease because of the clinical history of children developing autism after vaccination.  What the NVAC overlooked is that the epidemic regressive autism is associated with the switch from using animal cells to produce vaccines to the use of aborted baby cells for vaccine production.  What this means is when we vaccinate our children some of those vaccines contain aborted human baby DNA.  

Autism and autism spectrum disorders are polygenic diseases.  This means that multiple genes have been shown to be associated with these diseases.  Studies have also clearly shown that there is an environmental component, a trigger that is required.  Vaccines are an obvious potential environmental trigger for autism.  Why, because of the universal exposure to vaccines.      

The question of aborted baby cell DNA in vaccines as a trigger for autism needs to be answered quickly and honestly.  Why, because pharmaceutical companies are currently moving to replace more animal-produced vaccines with aborted baby cell production.   To make matters worse, they are producing biologic drugs using aborted baby cells. 

Parents beware.  The practice of using aborted baby cells for vaccine and drug production creates wrenching moral dilemmas for parents and consumers, ignores informed consent rights, and exposes our children and ourselves to contaminants lacking safety evaluation.  This issue was discussed in Dignitas Personae.

As the parent and guardian of your child, you have a right to be informed.  You also have a moral responsibility to be informed.  
You have a right to full disclosure from your physician.  Your moral obligation is to ask and then make your decision.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hispanic Women, Targets For Abortion.

Before becoming pope, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, said, "Truth is not determined by a majority vote." I think that is a true statement in light of November's election outcome. 

The Obama administration is married to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood, has targeted Hispanic women for abortion. Planned Parenthood, this year alone, has revenues approaching 1 billion dollars. Now they are going after the Latino community. How do we know this?  Advertising in Spanish papers, that publish only in Latino communities, and to add insult to injury, Planned Parenthood's recent choice of a Mexican American, as its' chaplain. 

White women are having less and less abortions. Now Planned Parenthood, which only thinks of women, not revenue, have targeted Hispanic women for abortion. If one was a real thinker, one would think, perhaps this is to make up the revenue they're losing, as the abortion rate in white women declines. 

To prove the point, one of Planned Parenthood's Spanish flyers claimed, they are pro-woman, pro-family, pro-child, pro-choice. Of course, everyone knows, that Planned Parenthood is not pro-woman, not pro-family, not pro-child but solidly pro-choice. They have lobbied against the Unborn Victim of Violence Act, which would afford protection to unborn children, against acts of violence. They claim to be pro-choice, but, they oppose a 24 hour waiting period, before a woman makes a final decision to have an abortion. This is a helpful tool, because it allows women to make an informed decision, rather than an emotional one.  

Our job in the pro-life movement is to tell the truth.

What's The Big Deal With Conscience Rights?

Massive health care changes are on the rise. The government is poised to take over health care. Included in this massive concoction, is a plan to enshrine abortion, as health care. How ridiculous, killing as healthcare? Well, if you can ok killing unborn babies, you can ok killing handicapped babies and adults, and that will lead to cost containment efforts, by eliminating whole populations in nursing homes. It's called the Brave New World, or in military terms, collateral damage. In the movies, it's called "Soylent Green". 

If the President succeeds in eliminating the conscience rights of professionals, there will be professionals, who have no conscience, filling their jobs. Dr. Kevorkian's machine will be obsolete, but his speciality will be enshrined in medicine .. ie .. serial killing. This leads us to quote a quotation from Pastor Martin Niemollar, who opposed the Nazis during WWII. But his words are very applicable for today. 

"First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and Trade Unionists, but I was not one of them, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not Jewish, so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak for me." 


Vaccines From Aborted Babies?

Oh My Gosh!  Now they're taking vaccines from aborted babies? And it's possible that there might be problems? Hard to believe, that killing, doesn't produce problems. Here's the latest ..

Some child vaccinations are derived from aborted babies. In certain denominations, this has produced a dilemma. The dilemma is, should a baby be vaccinated with a vaccine, that has been obtained from an aborted baby?

There are two general principles to consider. First, it is gravely immoral for researchers, to conduct experiments on living embryos, because eventually they will be killed, by the experiment. Secondly, researchers are under the obligation to avoid cooperation in evil and scandal, that relates to their professional activities.  

Many parents have become upset knowing, that their children had received some of the vaccines obtained, from the cell lines of aborted babies. This has caused the Catholic Church, to issue the following:  
1.)   There's a grave responsibility to use alternative vaccines.
2.)   If there is no alternative, there must be effort to find an alternative source.
3.)   It would be passive material cooperation, due to the necessity, to provide for the good of one's child. This means, that danger to the health of children, could permit a parent, to use a vaccine, which was developed using cell lines from aborted babies. This places a moral decision in the hands of the parent. The parent is obligated to look at the situation carefully, and evaluate, whether or not their child and society at large, would be in danger, by not using the aborted fetal vaccine. 
4.)   The conscience of the parent must decide whether or not this vaccine should be used for their child. 

The vaccines we are discussing have been developed from aborted baby cell lines. These were aborted in 1964 and 70. The first, a girl, was aborted because the family felt they had too many children. While the second, a boy, was aborted for psychiatric reasons. The vaccines we are talking about are the rubella, which are by name, Meruavax, Rudivax and Erevax. The combined vaccine MR against rubella and measles, is named, M-R-VAX, and Rudi-Rouvax.  The combined vaccine against rubella and mumps, is called Viavax. The combined vaccine MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) M-M-R II. Other vaccines, also prepared using human cell lines from aborted babies are... two vaccines against Hepatitis A, one vaccine against chicken pox, one vaccine against polio, one vaccine against rabies and one vaccine against small pox.    

The moral of this story .. parents beware. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mayo Clinic

President Obama has praised the Mayo Clinic over and over and over and over again! He has expressed his opinion, that the Mayo Clinic is a model for the rest of the health care system. However ... the Mayo Clinic has just delivered a blistering critique of the House Democratic health care bill. The Mayo Clinic states, "Although there are some positive provisions in the current House Tri Committee Bill - including insurance for all and payment reform demonstration projects - the proposed legislation misses the opportunity to help create higher quality more affordable health care for patients. In fact it will do the opposite.

Wow! We agree. If taxpayer funding of abortions are in the Bill, it certainly will not be a higher quality form of medicine. Medicine's first rule is to do no harm. Killing an unborn baby, in my book, does harm. It kills the baby and harms the mother and deadens the conscience of a society.

Sotomayor & the Senate

Slow to stop. That is how the Republicans are treating the confirmation, or non confirmation, of Judge Sotomayor. It seems as if she is on the Yellow Brick road to being confirmed. The path is lined with Republicans who will vote for confirmation. However, there are still some, who will vote to oppose appointment. The latest is Senator John Thune of South Dakota. He states, "Judge Sotomayor has a record of bringing her personal views into her decision making philosophy, rather than deciding cases, based on precedent and fidelity to the law. Her statements, during the confirmation hearings before the Judiciary Committee, do not always match the philosophy she has expressed, prior to the hearing." 

Senator Thune is joined by Senator McConnell and Bennett, who have announced, that they intend to vote against her nomination. While, surprise of all surprises, Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine, announces she will vote for confirmation. That's no big surprise. Senator Snowe tends to vote as a Democrat always. 

More to follow as the nomination moves on. But it seems to be in an express lane for confirmation.  

Saturday, July 18, 2009

stem cell scam dead end

                                                           DEAD ON ARRIVAL

      Everyone alive knows embryonic stem cell research is dead on arrival. Everyone but President  Obama and his administration-or do they? The dollars are flowing like a river to support research that has not produced a single cure or palliation. It has not lowered mortality or morbidity. The research has just enshrined killing. Or is there more to the story? After all there are 7 deadly sins.

Even the former National Institute of Health director Bernadette Healy once an embryonic stem cell enthusiast has called the research "obsolete".

Why are the dollars flowing like a river- money. ESR{embryonic stem cell research} is very lucrative. Funding can generate tremendous income with no treatments, because human and animal ES cells and materials and techniques used to manipulate them, can be patented. Licensing fees make them worth a fortune.

The Wall Street Journal reports that "They clearly see this as the goose that laid a golden egg" One holder of many ES cell- research patents charge $75,000 to more than $250,000 per licence plus annual payments and royalties.  Last I knew money or greed is a deadly sin.                                       

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Is He A Czar or a Tzar?

What a surprise! John Holdren is Barack Obama's "science czar'. In 1977 Holdren  co-authored a 1,000 book, "Ecoscience" with Paul and Anne Ehrlich. The book included several descriptions of possible population control measures, including the addition of "sterilants" to the water supply to prevent human conception.  

The Ehrlichs said they had been "shocked" at what they called the "serious misrepresentation" of their and Holdren's views.

"We were not then, never have been, and are not now 'advocates' of the Draconian measures for population limitation described - but not recommended - in the book's 60-plus small-type pages cataloging the full spectrum of population policies that, at the time, had either been tried in some country or analyzed by some commentator."

Paul Ehrlich was the author of the 1968 bestselling book The Population Bomb, which predicted that massive famines in the 1970's would kill "hundreds of millions." including Americans.

Does a tiger change it's stripes?  I don't think so. Time will tell.

Surgeon General

Who is, and what do we know, about President Obama's nominee for US Surgeon General? President Obama's record, to reduce the number of abortions, belies the fact that every appointee he has made, has been adamantly pro-abortion. I think the new appointee is no different. Regina Benjamin is President Barack Obama's choice for Surgeon General. She comes from Alabama, where she founded a clinic, that treats the poor. Dr. Benjamin is also Catholic. White House spokesman Reid Cherlin said after Dr. Benjamin's nomination, "that she supports the President's position on reproductive health issues." Note the word 'health issues', that is a code word for abortion rights.

The Surgeon General is the nation's 'chief health educator' according to the federal government's Web site. The office oversees the operations of the 6,000 - member Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. While the job requires Senate confirmation, the surgeon general doesn't directly set policy, reporting instead to an assistant secretary within the Department of Health and Human Services. Their Czar is Kathleen Sebulius.

Although her exact position has not been articulated in the public square, we are waiting for more information, which I'm sure will be disclosed shortly, on her public position and her Catholic Church teaching.  

Victory For Illinois Parents

In 1995, Illinois passed a parental notification bill, the "Parental Notice of Abortion Act", which has been in legal limbo ever since. Yesterday, July 14, 2009, following many years of legal manipulation, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Court, dissolved the federal injunction against the Illinois "Parental Notice of Abortion Act". This is a real victory for Illinois and parents across the country.

Illinois has long been called the "abortion dumping ground", because all 5 neighboring states had enacted protective parental notification and consent laws. This meant that girls from these 5 surrounding states, would enter Illinois for their abortions. In fact, since 1995, over 50,000 minors have obtained abortions, more than 4,000 of whom were 14 yrs. old or younger.

There are many heroes in this battle to obtain good public policy. To mention just a few, certainly the Thomas Moore Society, Dupage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett, the leadership of Chief Justice Bob Thomas of the Illinois Supreme Court, and the Illinois Federation for Right to Life and the Illinois Citizens for Life, whose lobbyists worked tirelessly in 1995 to pass the Illinois "Parental Notice of Abortion Act".     

Good public policy protects the citizens of a state. Enactment of Parental Notification laws are good public policy.   

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Victory For Illinois Parents!

On July 14, 2009, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, lifts the injunction on the Illinois Parental Notice Act. As a direct result, Illinois parents, for the first time since Roe v Wade was decided in 1973, will be entitled to notification before their minor daughters receive an abortion.

It's been a long time coming! The Act was passed in 1995 and has been in legal limbo ever since. Over 50,000 Illinois minors have obtained abortions, while the Act was in limbo. More than 4,000 of them were 14 yrs. old or younger.

Great public policy! Good public policy. A long time coming, but finally here .... more to follow.

Sotomayor Confirmation

To confirm or not to confirm, that is the question, facing the Senate. Is she the same as Justice David Souter, or is she more radical? Will the Senate Republicans ask the right questions? Will the Democrats vote in block to confirm? What will this outcome mean to America?

Did you know, if confirmed, her appointment is for life? Stay tuned. We need to know these answers, just like you, and we will pass on what we know, when today's hearings are revealed.

Abortion Restrictions

In a new poll, from the Moral Compass, key findings;
1.   86% of Americans would significantly restrict abortion.
2.   60% of Americans would limit abortion to case of rap/incest or to save the life of the mother - or would not allow it at all.
3.   53% of Americans believe abortion does more harm than good to a woman in the long run.
4.   79% of Americans support conscience exemptions for healthcare workers on abortion. Of that 79%, 64% are identified as strongly pro-choice.
5.   69% of Americans believe that it is appropriate for religious leaders to speak out on abortion.
6.   59% say, religious leaders, have a key role to play, in the abortion debate.
7.   80% of Americans believe in parental notice and consent laws.

I think these facts speak for themselves. 

Healthcare Costs

Facts, you may not have heard, on the coming Healthcare Bill.  Did you know;  1.) The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), estimated the cost of the Senate Democratic Health Care bill: $1.6 Trillion. In 2006 Canada's cost was $1.2 Trillion for their Gross Domestic Product (GPD).  2.) In terms of lives lost, the CBO knows, that the percentage of American women, that survived cancer, is 63%. The percent of women, in the European Union (EU) that survived cancer, was 56%. 3.) Percent of American men, that survived cancer, 68% and percent of EU men, that survived cancer, 47%. 4.) Cost of health insurance in New Jersey, presently without lawsuit reform, 5,326 each, cost of health insurance in California, with lawsuit reform, 2,565.  5.) US Census count of people uninsured, 49 million. Of this number counted, who are illegal aliens, 9.5 million. Number counted, who are only temporarily uninsured, 19 million. Number counted, who make more than most Americans (+75,000). Number of American citizens, with low income, lacking insurance for more than one year, 10.5 million.   

Americans receive a new hip within 6 months. 
The British receiving a hip, up to 2 years.                                                                                                                                       The difference in these two, is England has National Health.  United States has privately insured.  

In order to reduce costs, and to pay 1.6 Trillion dollars a year, to insure Americans, there will have to be rationing of healthcare. Also, Futile Care Protocols, will be put into place. America has always defended the defenseless. Those whose lives are at risk, are defenseless, but will be the first eliminated. Also, as you can see from the above statistics, treatment produces a lengthy life span. Non-treatment produces death. This is one way, the government understands, is a good cost cutting measure.

DOA Equals Mexico City

Your tax dollars just keep rolling out for immoral acts, under the Obama administration. The Senate Appropriation Committee, voted to permanently ban the Mexico City Policy. What does this mean for you? It means, US tax dollars will go, to foreign countries, to promote and provide abortions. 

The Amendment to keep the ban was voted down 17 to 11, and gives the executive order, signed by Barack Obama, reversing the Mexico City Policy, the force of law. 

President Ronald Reagan was the first to ban tax dollars, from funding International Family Planning Groups, that provide abortions, counseling or referrals. This ban, became known as the Mexico City Policy, and was upheld by George W. Bush.  

Strokes & Stem Cells

Texas Medical Center and the University of Texas Medical school at Houston, successfully treated a stroke patient, using the patient's own stem cell. This is a first in this country, but probably not a last. Just think, if all the money that was and is, going into embryonic stem-cell research, was spent on adult stem-cell research, we'd probably would have cured every disease known to mankind by now.

But embryonic stem-cell research is married to abortion. And by God, mankind doesn't count, only ideology and choice. One would have to question, why is American allowing Congress to allocate money for research that has not produced any cures, or palliation, only more disease?

How did the stem-cell help the stroke? Physicians removed the stem cell from the patient's bone marrow in the leg. Then separated the stem-cell and intravenously returned them to the patient. No rejection, because it's the patient's own stem-cell. Research has showed, that the cells migrate to the area of injury.

No killing, no ethical debate, an established procedure, the problem, not much money allocated.

Monday, July 13, 2009

RU 486 - RU Crazy?

There is enough information coming out in the news, to make the abortion pill, RU 486 a study of "how not to abort your baby". The New England Journal of Medicine, now reports, the rate of infection from RU 486 use has decreased since 2004, when the FDA required a black box warning. This warning was placed, because serious bacterial infections, had occurred, although no symptoms were obvious.

Now the protocol at Planned Parenthood clinics administering RU 486, was officially changed, in order to reduce the serious infections and, yes, even death, that occurred. Now Planned Parenthood is expecting, canonization, for making medical abortions safer. Safer for who, I would ask?  Certainly not the baby.  And time will tell for the mother. 

The FDA first approved RU 486 -- a combination of two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, as an abortifacent (in other words, a pill that causes an abortion), the guidelines suggested oral use, as the safest use. However, Planned Parenthood, had been telling women to use the drug as a suppository. This resulted in serious cases of infection and even death. 

Are we to believe, that RU 486, taken orally, will not cause any problems for the woman? RU CRAZY?   

San Diego Futile Care

In San Diego, you can visit the zoo, but if you enter a hospital, you're advanced directive may not be followed.  Of course it's all for your benefit. Or is it for a taxpayer benefit? How about a hospital benefit?

The San Diego Medical Association, has adopted a Futile Care policy. These policies are like Topsy, they just grew and are growing more. In San Diego, under the Futile Care policy, a health care provider, or institution, is not obligated to comply with the advanced directive, that requires non-beneficial treatment, or treatment contrary to generally accepted health care standards.  

The first rule of medicine, is "do no harm". Along with doing no harm, is the responsibility of medicine, to always provide ordinary, necessary and available care. The Western ethic has always been, a great emphasis on intrinsic worth and a value of human life, regardless of condition or age. This ethic is fast evolving into situational ethics, or a utilitarian ethic. This ethic says you exist, not because you're human, with intrinsic value and worth, but, you exist for the benefit of others. You might even have a duty to die, when you are no longer a benefit to others. If Futile Care protocols dominate medicine, then the Western ethic will cease to exist, and you will have death selection and death control, by society.

Sotomayor Confirmation?

The US Senate begins confirmation hearings on the appointment of Judge Sonya Sotomayor today. The hearings are expected to be finished by August. The Senate will vote then, to confirm or deny, Judge Sotomayor. These are some issues, that the Senate, may or may not, deliberate.

Although Judge Sotomayor has never ruled in a abortion decision, there is enough information to report on the following.

An associate of Sotomayor, George Pavia stated, "I can guarantee, she will be for abortion rights." Although she has not directly dealt with abortion rights, the following information is available. Prior to becoming a federal judge, she was a governing board member of the Puerto Rico Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF). While there, the organization filed 6 briefs in prominent abortion related cases. This organization seeks abortion, as a fundamental right, akin to the right to free speech and the right to vote. Judge Sotomayor, has never disavowed the position, that organization held. In two separate briefs, filed before the US Supreme Court, the PRLDEF argued against limitations on tax-payer funded abortions. Judge Sotomayor's PRLDEF record indicates she would be against ultrasound requirements. This is revealed in the Fund's brief, in Webster v Reproductive Health Service, that argued against ultrasound testing for every abortion.

PRLDEF, in a legal brief, argued to have Pennsylvania's reporting requirements for abortion abolished.  

Every indication seems to indicate that Judge Sotomayor, would be an abortion proponent. Some say, she will just be replacing the pro-abortion David Souter on the Supreme Court. However, there are strong reasons to believe, that she will go further than Souter did. She would not only uphold the current regime of abortion on demand for all 9 months of pregnancy, for any reason, but go further, seeking to radically re-interpret the Constitution by making abortion, a fundamental right. If that happened, it would eliminate more than 500 state and federal abortion laws, supported by the vast majority of American people (parental notice & taxpayer funding). 

Friday, July 10, 2009

National Education Association

The NEA rejected a proposal that would have ceased their abortion advocacy, and went on record in support of same-sex "marriage."  As you remember we blogged last week, that a conservative group of teachers, were proposing, that the NEA remain neutral on the abortion issue. According to a press-release, NEA delegates at the July 1 thru 6th meeting, voted 69 to 31 to reject an amendment, stating that the union had no position on abortion, which would have invalidated a resolution, professing the group's support for family planning, including the right to reproductive freedom.

The NEA also went on record in support of same-sex marriage. NEA has more than 3.2 million people, who pay hundreds of millions of dollars in dues each year, because they believe, that the NEA is the union that can effectively represent them.

Really? I thought teachers were supposed to be neutral? Hundreds of millions of dollars in dues? I wonder how much of that went to the Obama campaign, while our schools are disintegrating and test scores are in the basement?

New NIH Appointee

In a startling move, President Barack Obama, has nominated the acclaimed geneticist and leader of the Human Genome Project, Dr. Francis S. Collins to be the next Chief of the NIH. Dr. Collins is a renowned scientist and an evangelical Christian, who has defended the inherent comparability of science and religious belief. This appointment comes two days, after NIH released it's embryonic stem cell guidelines.

NIH, this year, will dedicate 40 billion dollars for scientific research, which will now be available to scientists involved in embryonic stem-cell research.

The President appoints, the Senate confirms, and Senate confirmation will likely be a smooth process. Dr. Collins supported the presidential campaign of Barack Obama, and lauded the President's decision to repeal the Bush Administration Ban on Funding Embryonic Stem-Cell Research. He has also voiced support for therapeutic cloning. Now wonder he was chosen.

GE & Lightbulbs

General Electric has entered the embryonic stem-cell frenzy with the announcement, it will use embryonic stem-cells, provided by the Geron Corporation, for the purpose of testing toxic effects of drug treatments.

GE's statement, "We conduct our research in an ethically and responsible manner. Really? I thought embryonic stem-cell research involved killing? GE responds to that by saying, "We acknowledge the considerable debate, and take very seriously, the ethical and societal issues associated with research, using stem cells derived from embryonic or fetal tissue."

Geron Corporation indicates, that in this case, it believes the ends justifies the means. I liken Hitler's lamp shades made out of Jewish skins, obtained after they were exterminated in a camp. Ethical? I don't think so. Unless we want to change society from the rule of law to the rule of lawlessness.

La, la, la, la, la Abortion Party!

Did you know that many teens are having abortion parties in order to pay for their abortions? In a recent article published on Alter Net, Byard Duncan relates his experience of attending a party, thrown by his friend Maggie, in order to pay for her abortion. He goes on to describe the party. He says it was family friendly. Guests included a 3 yr. old. His friend Maggie had difficulties beyond her pregnancy. She relates that she was poorly treated by her friends, for involving her boyfriend in the decision.

The party however, succeeded in it's goal. By the end of the night, the donation bowl was overflowing. Enough money, probably, to pay for killing her unborn baby.

This party is a middle school abortion party.


According to Wesley Smith, it's never about the leftover embryos, it's always been about cloning. 

In a new article,Wesley Smith wrote, that the leftover embryos debate isn't really about leftover embryos due to be destroyed anyway. That was just a pretext intended to desensitize people to the idea, that human life, including embryos, can be treated, as nothing more than a corn crop. The real goal is human cloning, first for stem cells and later for use in genetic engineering experiments, fetal farming, and eventually, reproductive cloning.

Irving Weissman, Stanford University Scientist, is upset that the new NIH guidelines won't fund human cloning research. "In terms of extending the classic embryonic stem-cell lines, that can be used with federal funding, this is an important step forward. However, the policy banning funding of other stem-cell lines, produced by transferring the genetic material from a patient to an egg, is a terrible disappointment."

WOW!   This is an ethics debate. Under the law, the Dickey-Wicker  Amendment, which, with the Bush funding restrictions, now dead and buried, is the next target of Bio-Med and the Congress. Dickey-Wicker is about funding. Remove the Dickey-Wicker Amendment and what will we fund next?

NIH Guidelines As Usual Ignore The Public

On July 7th, 2009, an earthquake occurred, but hardly anybody knew it. On this date, the National Institute of Health (NIH), implemented President Obama's executive order, "REMOVING BARRIERS TO RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN STEM CELLS" 

The new NIH guidelines authorize tax-payer funding of research on embryonic stem-cells,  harvested from human embryos, both domestic and foreign, with the approval of the Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the Director. 

Federal funding of research on humans, which derive no benefits, has always been historically prohibited. But, we are in a brave new world, Obamaland. This president is totally committed to the abortion agenda, and embryonic stem-cells are collateral damage. Cloning will be next.     

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Safe, Legal & Rare

                                              SAFE, LEGAL & RARE

Safe, legal and rare, that is what President Clinton said about legal abortion.  Now enter the abortion pills which make abortion not rare, not safe, but remaining legal.  The advent of the abortion pills may change the debate over abortion, but certainly not the ethic.  

It has been reported by the Associated Press on July 9th that roughly a quarter of women getting early abortions last year did so with drugs and not surgery.  Statistics show a new study reported improved safety in using the  so-called abortion pill  (RU-486).  RU-486 cost is $400.00, only slightly less than the median cost of an early term surgical abortion.  

Abortion pills are prescribed, but are taken at home.  I wonder what the psychological effect on women will be?  With the advent of pills, abortion remains legal, not rare and questionably medically safe, but still morally wrong.         

Justice Ginsburg resurrects Margaret Sanger


In a news article soon to be published in the New York Times magazine, Sunday, July 12th, 2009, Ruth Bader Ginsuburg is quoted, " the impression that legalizing abortion with the 1973 Roe v. Wade case would eliminate populations that we don't want to have too many of."  Perhaps Justice Ginsburg needs to know you never end your sentence with a preposition.  It can't be diagrammed.  

Justice Ginsburg is a 16 year Supreme Court Justice and has always voted to uphold unrestricted abortion.  In response to the query of if she were a lawyer again, what would she want to accomplish as a future feminist legal agenda, Ginsburg responded, "reproductive choice has to be straightened out.  There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore.  She goes on  to say that her concern was the upholding of the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid money for abortions.  "Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of.  She thought that as a result of Roe, Medicaid would be set up for the funding of abortion for poor women, however some people felt that would risk coercing women into having abortions when they didn't really want them."

The Justice further stated she is opposed to waiting periods and favors the use of the morning- after-pill.  She is also opposed to returning the abortion battle to the states because she is against all restrictions.

I wonder if Justice Ginsburg new Margaret Sanger?         

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Serial Killing

First rationing, then Tsars. I think this is what's coming with the Obama Healthcare plan. This Plan, will be debated in
Congress, during the month of August. In order to achieve cost containment, it's necessary to remove humans, because they cost too much. Actually, they become the burden, rather than the person. If euthanasia is defined by intent, what is the intent of cost containment? 

Will the Tsar of Healthcare give the choice of hospice? Or, are those people a burden? And cost can be contained by not offering hospice. Will Futile Care Protocols be implemented? If so, who will implement them? Another question to ponder, is, what becomes of the patient, who someone has deemed futile? What about our nursing homes? Is Futile Care going on there? How about dialysis units? After all, these people, have an end stage disease.  Should their life be ended, as a cost containment measure? 

I'm in the medical field. I know, that a lot of care is futile. However, there are other options available, if we really get down to reforming medicine. I would say, personal responsibility, comes first. Everyone in this country needs to participate in their healthcare. This means, people need to know what medicines they're taking. I've seen, as many as 40 prescriptions, listed when a person is admitted to a hospital and that person, has no idea, of the names of the drugs, or why they're taking them. How about the diabetic, who plays with his diet? How about the heart patient, who continues to smoke? Personal responsibility cannot be replaced by government mandate. The next reform is Tort. This reform would cut costs radically. How? By allowing a physician to order tests, that are necessary, not in the amount they are ordered today. They are ordered because, if a physician doesn't, on the rare chance that something may be missed, he or she is liable to lawsuit. We live in a society that says, "sue first, ask questions later." Everyone's looking for a dollar. The President was firm in his statement, that he would not limit lawsuits, with his healthcare plan. What's next?  Only God knows.   


WOW! Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is at it again. She is circulating a Dear Colleague letter on July 6th, 2009, inviting co-sponsorship of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). This Amendment is sometimes referred to, as the Woman's Equality Amendment. This ERA Resolution would add to the US Constitution the following, "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged, by the United States, or by any State on account of sex. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by  appropriate legislation, the provisions of this Article.  This Amendment shall take effect two years after the ratification." 

WOW!  I remember this in 1972, the hero for Illinois was former Governor George Ryan, who stopped ERA from passing, in the Illinois General Assembly.

Leading pro-abortion groups have strongly urged state courts, to construe state ERAs, to require tax-funded abortion on demand and state ERAs, have been so construed, in New Mexico and Connecticut.  

There are a lot of things wrong with the ERA. Our particular focus is on the abortion connection. ERA would invalidate any law that allows a parental consent or notice law, prior to abortion and would require tax-funded abortion on demand. Once a court adopts the legal doctrine, that a law testing abortions, is by definition a form of discrimination based on sex, as the ERA does, the same doctrine, would invalidate any limits on abortion. The remedy - an abortion neutral amendment. An abortion neutral amendment has failed since 1983. My guess is, it will fail again in 2009.

Healthcare Tsar

What is a Tsar?  Emperor?  Title of any of the former emperors of Russia, and at various times the sovereigns of other Slavic nations. Czar? This spelling is a derivative of Ceasar, the ancient Roman rulers, who held unlimited power over Rome. Why do we define Tsar? Because President Obama has appointed a multitude of Tsars, or are they Czars, or with President Obama, are we to be afraid of these Tsars/Czars?

The President has just appointed a new Healthcare Tsar. If our definition is correct, he will have unlimited power over healthcare. He will be into choice. You may choose a chocolate chip cookie. But, our Tsar/Csar, may only have oatmeal or raisin cookies available. You will be the loser, because you won't get your chocolate chip cookie.

In spite of humor, this is a very serious appointment. This Tsar, will be making medical decisions, based on protocols on what the government will allow you to have in your healthcare. Even more scary, are the number of Tsars, the President has appointed. I think this nation's in trouble. 

Czar, being a derivative of Ceasar, if you remember the Ceasars were worshipped as human deities, but more importantly, they defined civilization in the Roman period. I believe that President Obama just met with the most powerful man in Russia. 


The National Institute on Health, (NIH) issued it's final guidelines on Federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research.  Reports state, that a loophole might have been left, that could lead to ethical abuses, conflicts of interest and manipulation of infertile couples.

Draft guidelines were issued in mid April, allowing for public comment, before the issuing of the final guidelines. During this period, over 49,000 comments were received. Over 30,000 comments expressed opposition to Federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research. WOW!  30,000!  

Monsignor David Malloy, General Secretary of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has been critical of the NIH rules. He stated, "The rules were broader or more permissive than any previous research policy in key respects. As the president noted, we must not make a false choice between sound science and moral values. In fact, these sources of guidance, both point in the same direction, away from destructive embryonic stem cell research. His executive order in these guidelines, nonetheless, insist on a course of action that is both morally objectionable and scientifically obsolete. This is not merely a political or ideological problem, or a problem of religious dogma, but a deeply human problem.  We are testing the limits of our obligation, to treat all fellow human beings, with basic respect." 

Embryonic stem-cell research requires the killing of days old human babies. This research has produced no cure, even in the private sector. Everyone argues, that Federal money, would be better spent on adult stem-cell research, which is ethically and morally acceptable, because there are no dead babies. To quote Dr. Oz, "The stem-cell debate is dead."

DOA? No. Embryonic stem-cell research is married to the abortion question.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Just Say No

Parents Beware. School physicals are right around the corner. Parents should be cautious about allowing their daughters to receive the vaccine Gardasil. Why? Because it's an unproven vaccine, for the Human Papppiloma Virus (HPV), a disease only transmitted through sexual activity (STD). The vaccine is marketed, as a means to prevent cervical cancer. But Gardasil does nothing to prevent the strain causing 30% of cervical cancers.
Here's more to worry about. Gardasil has a track record of dangerous side effects. There have been more than 47 deaths related to the vaccine. There are 1,061 serious reports of complications, 142 of which were life threatening. The side effects include, 147 spontaneous abortions and 29 cases of Guillain Barre Syndrome. Guillain Barre is a neurological, devastating syndrome.
Why would any parent have their daughter inoculated for behavior? There are some interesting insights on the complications. The first rule of medicine is, whether the benefit of the drug is worth the risk to the patient? Consider the following. Sixty-two girls developed venereal warts after receiving the vaccine, even though Gardasil is designed to prevent two strains of genital warts and is not supposed to react with other HPV strains. To make matters worse, 21 girls developed warts on other areas of their body, most commonly the face, hands and feet. And in one case, all over her body.
Parents are usually just following their doctors recommendations, and have no idea, there are side effects or risks to a vaccination. FDA's Vaccine Adverse Effect Reporting System reports, show that, since June 2008, 235 cases have involved permanent disability. Say No to Gardasil.

British Medics Oppose Assisted Suicide

Doctors in the United Kingdom, have reaffirmed their opposition to assisted suicide, following a debate at their annual conference in Liverpool on July 1st. This reaffirmation came about following a challenge by Dr. Chand, who wanted to change legislation to allow the choice of an assisted death by patients, who are terminally ill and have mental capacity.
Doctors also rejected a measure to ensure that those accompanying the patient, at an assisted death, but not actively participating, will not be subject to criminal prosecution.
Wow! The British must have not heard about Michael Jackson! I believe there was a doctor, who was not only present on Michael's premises, but purportedly began the resuscitative measures. I wonder if the US will hold him accountable? His father certainly wants to hang him. But then his father, has himself, never been a stellar presence in Michael's life.
The British physician summed it up by saying, "It is clear that doctors do not wish to play a role in assisting a patient's death. Assisting patients, to die prematurely, is not part of the moral ethos, or the primary goal of medicine. If the legislation were to be changed, it would have serious negative consequence on the relationships between doctors and their patients. It remains vital, that access, to the best quality palliative care is available, in order to ensure, that terminal suffering is properly managed.
I wonder if the AMA will reaffirm their opposition to physician assisted suicide, or assisted suicide of any kind?

Thirty Pieces of Silver

Doug Kmiec, Professor of Law, at Peperdine University and former Dean of Catholic University School of Law, will soon be the United States Ambassador for the Catholic Nation of Malta.
Horrors! Dr. Kmiec supported the candidacy of President Barack Obama. Not only did he support the candidacy, but he has continued to defend the president and the new administration, with some highly controversial appointments, since the election.
Why are we concerned? Because, we believe, the right to life is not some single issue. It is the entire framework, within which, we are called to help build a just society. Dr. Kmiec is over qualified and extremely intelligent, however he is wrong, as a Catholic, to support a pro-abortion candidate.
Malta, a great example of the Catholic Faith, is the home of the Knights of Malta. The Knights of Malta, are champions of the Catholic Church, whose goal is to defend the Catholic Faith. Perhaps Malta will rub off on Professor Kmiec. Let's pray it does.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


On June 11th, 2009, the Empire State Stem Cell Board of New York State has authorized payment to female donors for their eggs.  This is the first of its kind.  The ruling came after the ethics committee voted that the large payment to egg donors was acceptable.  The vote was 13 to 1.  

So, what's the problem?  Paying for donor eggs sounds harmless doesn't it?  Nothing could be further from the truth.  In order to obtain the number of eggs necessary, a woman must take a series of drugs.  These drugs are used to stimulate her ovaries to produce more eggs.  This procedure is largely untested and has many side effects.  The egg donation process has well-documented risks associated with the dangerous drugs taken to produce large numbers of eggs.  Side effects to surgery and complications from anesthesia have occurred.  

Experts are saying the longer risks associated with cancer and damage to fertility are unknown.  New York is bankrupt, but did you know that in 2007, the legislature allocated 600 million for embryonic stem cell research which involves in-vitro fertilization and killing of human embryos and has produced no cures.  According to the legislature, the funds must be used for research only and not reproductive purposes, which means the babies need to be destroyed.  

Even a proponent, a professor of Philosophy at the University of Syracuse and a member of the Board of the Empire State Stem Cell Board, Samuel Gorovitz, admitted that "perhaps this procedure is not 100% safe and that we cannot rationally insist that all risks be prevented."  

The fertility industry is the wild, wild west of science.  There are no regulations.  Just look at the mom in the spotlight not too long ago who had octeplets.

Science is trying to deny the abortion/breast cancer link.  With the stimulation of ovaries by powerful drugs and the increase in ovarian cancer, will science look at the connection between this cancer and a series of hyperstimulating ovarian drugs.  The women most at risk are the poor and college students with large debts.