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Tag: abortion (page 2)
By JGillman, Section News
Yesterday a Judge killed a lot of babies.
U.S. District Judge William M. Conley in what has become a more commonly performed feat of judicial activism, hit the pause button on a law that would have required abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges:
Without Conley's action, one clinic would have had to cancel 30 abortions or related appointments, with additional cancellations also needed at the other two clinics, attorneys for the plaintiffs said Monday.Bang.
And then he blew the smoke off the tip of his pen.
No Not really
U.S. District Judge William Conley granted the order following a hearing in a lawsuit filed Friday by Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and Affiliated Medical Services.By design.
By JGillman, Section News
While we have our own fights in opposition of Obamacare and the federal government intrusion and overreach, there are others who are fighting it on different fronts.
Americans United for Life is defending First Amendment Freedom of Conscience rights in an another amicus curiae brief filed in response to Obamacare's mandates. In its 14th brief defending conscience rights in light of Obamacare's mandates, AUL argues in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that the Obama Administration's "HHS Mandate" violates the First Amendment freedom of conscience by forcing employers to provide insurance coverage for life-ending drugs and devices--without regard to the employers' freedom of conscience or their religious beliefs.
Our insurance plan has this mandatory provision and expense. Strangely, it is in-your-face in bold letters as well on the policy information. (perhaps as a service from our insurer - to rile us up?)
AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest says:
"Forcing Americans who do not support an abortion-oriented political agenda to pay for and comply with the HHS Mandate is anti-American. AUL has outlined and advocated for life-affirming healthcare throughout this entire process. Real healthcare respects life, rather than punishing citizens who refuse to comply with an abortion-oriented agenda."Indeed.
AUL's brief was filed in Eden Foods, Inc. v. Sebelius, a case filed by Eden Foods, the oldest natural and organic food company in North America, and Michael Potter, the founder and sole shareholder of the company. Motivated by his faith, Potter has refrained from paying for surgical abortions, contraception and life-ending drugs and devices in the company's health insurance coverage. Eden Foods filed a lawsuit to protect its conscience rights when the HHS mandates were issued.
In March of this year, a federal judge in Michigan denied a preliminary injunction to Eden Foods and Mr. Potter, a decision that forced them to comply with the unconstitutional HHS Mandate. They appealed to the Sixth Circuit.
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Kermit Gosnell is a murderer.
That is the conclusion in a trial that had a logical outcome; that killing babies outside the womb is obvious murder. Never let the fact that the snipped spinal cords of those children who never took a breath ended a number of miracles violently, yet were never prosecuted. How much of a leap is it to go from the 'fetal' slaughter to something that separates it by only the potential of minutes? (post term 'abortion')
Not a big leap at all.
Murder; the abnormality of the thought process that regards the calculated killing of the most defenseless among us as normal or "progressive". Gosnell simply followed to the logical end of such policy until it was seen for what it is. And now he faces the consequence:
"A Philadelphia doctor was found guilty Monday of murdering three babies born alive in an abortion clinic, Fox News confirms. He was acquitted in the fourth baby's death, and found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the overdose death of an adult patient."Three murders and 'collateral damage'.
The horror that is Gosnell and his evil actions is unfortunately not unique. Abortion mills still operate freely in this country and our state, performing late term abortions, snuffing out lives with beating hearts, and savaging what little is left of our nation's humanity. Detroit alone boasts a 38% baby murder rate. To think that that Gosnell's acts blur the lines of acceptability says much about our failure to recognize the same thing happening in utero in numbers that have totaled tens of millions in the last 4 decades alone.
Gosnell's evil is simply the face of a corrupted culture. Nothing to see here.
I have started a half dozen times to comment on the Kermit Gosnell trial, and usually cannot finish.
The barbarism that hides behind the pleasant names like 'family planning' and "women's health' and even the not-so-vile 'birth control' is enough to make one just stop and stare at the keyboard in a very unproductive way. The shock that some of the photos elicit is perfectly natural, and it stops one cold. Up to full grown babies, murdered with a snipped spinal cord, and snuffed out by people who might otherwise be more sympathetic to PETA. Callous and dangerous conditions that not only serve to murder the unborn, but also have claimed the lives of the confused mothers who were fooled into thinking their act was acceptable; and some who changed their minds held prisoner till the assassin's contract was complete.
How can we tolerate such atrocities, and those agencies which promote them? In Detroit, more than one in three (38%) of pregnancies end with the contract 'hit' on a defenseless baby. Is that even remotely acceptable?
That is all I can say.
Perhaps a couple of others can pick up where I can only leave off.
Matt Barber Townhall - Much Ado about nothing
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Voting to enact the medicaid expansion in Michigan is a no-no according to the new Pope.
According to the Schoolcraft Republicans, Pope Francis says:
"In the Aparecida Document, a document that represents a joint statement by Latin American church leaders but presented by Francis in 2007, the leaders stated, "we should commit ourselves to `eucharistic coherence,' that is, we should be conscious that people cannot receive holy communion and at the same time act or speak against the commandments, in particular when abortions, euthanasia, and other serious crimes against life and family are facilitated. This responsibility applies particularly to legislators, governors, and health professionals.""And what pray tell, does medicaid fund?
I happen to know it follows the new rules and costs that I and my wife are being FORCED to endure in additional premiums under the 'Women's Health Mandate' on the insurance policies for our business. If we are going to pay for insurance, it MUST cover abortive procedures.
But at this point We have no choice if we wish to offer insurance for our employees (as we have for several years now), and pray that a Supreme court challenge already on its way will offer the relief we seek.
But YOU DO.
No amount of "Its the law - live with it" will make it right.
Keep that in mind.
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By JGillman, Section News
NEVER be afraid to state your case. Know your mission, and do it well. - Reposted from MTTM because it needs attention.
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Nearly a full month out from the last commission meeting attended, their editorial writers attack once more.
The Editorial: "Gillman's rant shows his true colors" begins as a few others do; laced with hate, and front loaded with hyperbole:
"Former Grand Traverse County Commissioner Jason Gillman has always had an interesting take on public policy issues. Often factually wrong, or lacking perspective or just plain biased, but interesting."
As if using the word "interesting" alongside their claims of factual incorrectness or my perceived personal shortcomings allows them to escape the obvious slight to character from the start. Certainly framing one as a crazy uncle, or blathering idiot, makes it easier to libel freely with barrels of ink in the following paragraphs.
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By JGillman, Section News
1. to commit a breach or infraction of; violate or transgress: to infringe a copyright; to infringe a rule.
Rules are made to be infringed upon, right?
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder might not have signed on the dotted line for SB59, but it is likely it will come up again, and perhaps with some minor changes. We can recognize the knee-jerk reactionary attitude towards firearms under the circumstances, and though it has affected good policy in our state, and perhaps the reaction does not seem logical, Michigan's situation can still be fixed. Snyder's veto was merely a reflex test result with a little jerk. Not surprisingly, NY state has a wholly different result with the knee breaking backward to smack the face.
New York's Lawmakers drive home yet another reason to .. not. live. there.
Ignoring 83,000 babies killed in NYC alone in 2010, (nearest statistics I could find) arch leftist gun grabbers in NY State wasted no time in enacting a gun grab and (of course) a money grab scheme allegedly based on the deaths of the children in Newtown.
"Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law a sweeping package of gun-control measures on Tuesday, significantly expanding a ban on assault weapons and making New York the first state to change its laws in response to the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school."The speed in which such things are passed must make one think that the shelves are full of devised infringements.
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Often I marvel at the complete disconnect associated with the left, and its assumptions on all manner of issues.
It is incredibly difficult to hold back an utter contempt for the mental state suggesting that defense of personal liberties requires the use of force and abrogation of others' rights. And frankly, its hard to overcome disgust with such wretched thinking that suggests protecting children from [the possibility of] abuse is best done by murdering those children before they can take their first breath.
And someone having the nerve to state objections to such obvious violence, invites scorn from a part of society that has disconnected itself from humanity. It draws fire from those who have had their souls stripped from them by expanding relativity and acceptance of violence toward fellow human beings through 'new media' entertainment, virtual slaughter, and the promotion of abortion as morally superior to the possibility of abuse.
The air around people such as these can be quickly consumed with tiresome rhetoric and hyperbole. The vacuous assumptions, and particularly the words spewing like flame, burn all that is breathable and starve those who inhale too deeply, of that which allows recognizable conscious discourse. In fact one might assume the dream state of the affected left is nearly complete when seeing the responses to a simple statement of fact as reported recently by our local newspaper:
"Commissioner Jason Gillman rallied other commissioners against the grant application. Gillman said he couldn't support providing any type of aid to Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan, regardless of the program.
The report was accurate. It was what was said to the reporter when the interview was given a day before publication. It was a statement of what should appear obvious when looking at the history and outcome of planned parenthood's operations.
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