Ever wondered what you can do to help prevent the abortion-related deaths of American children? Ever wanted to take action and yet, standing outside of abortion clinics with posters of aborted babies isn't really your thing? Ever felt like voting pro-life is right up your alley but only being able to do so every 4 years is leaving you a little flat?
Well, cheer up! Today you can take a stand and say NO to the Obama administration's imminent intent (we're talkin' within the next 24 hours) to fast-track socialized health care. Socialized health care means RATIONING health care...which means that women with RARE and EXPENSIVE pregnancy diseases will more than likely not make the cut...which means that more of their pregnancies will end in abortion.
So, do this today (you can do it for FREE by clicking on the "How to Send Your Own Faxes" button on the left sidebar at that site). Also, these Dems oppose fast-tracking, so call them and urge them to oppose fast-tracking socialized health care:
Senator Mark Begich202-224-3004 Senator Robert Casey202-224-6324 Senator Mary Landrieu202-224-5824 Senator Max Baucus202-224-2651 Senator Daniel Inouye202-224-3934 Senator Mark Pryor202-224-2353 Senator Amy Klobuchar202-224-3244 Senator Carl Levin202-224-6221 Senator Blanche Lincoln202-224-4843 Senator Robert Byrd202-224-3954 Senator Evan Bayh202-224-5623
I sent the faxes, called the Democrat senators and my own senators and congressman. You do the same. You'll be glad you did!
:: ashli 8:43 AM # ::
:: Thursday, April 23, 2009 ::
Another moment brought to you by abortion...
Today at around 3:08 PM in Florida, you would have found me pulled over on the side of the road with my face buried in my hands as I gasped for oxygen and very audibly sobbed, because my very challenging son, who was diagnosed with autism at 8 and who had just had yet another public episode, innocently asked me if I wished I would have aborted him.
I was not prepared for this question. It felt like the whole of my viscera had been pulled through my navel in one neat tug, and I started weeping inconsolably. Not because there was any truth to his statement, but because I killed his brother or sister, my first child, in a second trimester abortion.
I was crying, my startled four-year-old was crying, my son was confused...
Bet you anything these two are staunch abortion supporters.
:: ashli 6:15 PM # ::
Well, this torques me off. First of all, we're talking 17-year-olds, technically still kids. They can't buy a beer until they're 21, but they can unnaturally halt a huge, natural process that studies show has huge health ramifications...oh, not to mention it kills a kid. Yeah, there is that.
In a massive display of cajones, "U.S. District Judge Edward Korman ruled last month in a lawsuit filed in New York that President George W. Bush's appointees let politics, not science, drive their decision to restrict over-the-counter access."
Politics and not science? POLITICS AND NOT SCIENCE??? Are you flipping KIDDING me?!? Is this for freaking REAL??? Oh my gosh, I'm in freakin CRAZY TOWN.
Science, not politics, CLEARLY shows when a human being's life begins. CLEARLY. And everybody knows it. But POLITICS has been the ONLY focus since day freaking one; science has been completely ignored. So I find it oh just a tad more than hypocritical when an abortion supporter cries foul because "science is being ignored." Oh my freaking goodness!!!
"Among many in the medical community, it came to symbolize the decline of science at the agency because top FDA managers refused to go along with the recommendations of scientific staff and outside advisers that the drug be made available with no age restrictions."
Hello, did a three-year-old write this AP article? "decline of science" and "scientific staff." Good freakin' grief. Science, scientific staff and outside advisers. ROFL! It's hilarious! And there are actually real flesh and blood people who eat this bilgewater up! Oh my gosh, it's freakin comedy!
"'The FDA got caught up in a saga, it got caught up in a drama,' said Susan Wood, who served as the agency's top women's health official and resigned in 2005 over delays in issuing a decision. 'This issue served as a clear example of the agency being taken off track, and it highlighted the problems FDA was facing in many other areas.'"
Translation: The FDA didn't rule in favor of my political ideology, so they were "off track." P.S. anyone who questions abortion is a drama queen.
Speaking of drama, did you hear the one about the woman who resigned from her job because it didn't give her an answer about abortion when she wanted it? It's almost like the FDA's top women's health official was, politically speaking, an abortion zealot. Where are the "scientific staff" with their "scientific thingies" (that show that abortion is good) when you need them?
"Early in the Bush administration, more than 60 organizations petitioned the FDA to allow sales without a prescription. But according to court documents, the issue quickly became politicized."
Ooo! >60 organizations? "What's WRONG with that awful ol' woman-hating Bush organization?" LOL! Hey, I wonder W.H.O. those 60 organizations were. I'm sure all were completely politically objective "scientific staff."
"In 2005, the Center for Reproductive Rights and other organizations sued in federal court to force an FDA decision."
Oh, how novel: people who make money off of killing your children want to make even more money off of killing even more of your children. THAT'S progress for women!
"In his ruling, Korman said that FDA staffers were told the White House had been involved in the decision on Plan B. The government said in court papers that politics played no role."
Another novelty: a democrat charging conspiracy.
"The FDA allowed Plan B to be sold without a prescription to adults. But the controversy raged on over access for teens."
I hear the Center for Reproductive Rights' (and "other organizations'") next big lawsuit is whether or not to include Fred Flintstone, a male, in a chewable version of Plan B for those women who are too young yet to actually swallow pills. Thankfully, now that the FDA is back on track under the Obama Administration that decision will be based totally on science.
:: ashli 9:09 AM # ::
:: Sunday, April 19, 2009 ::
If you pray, please do so for this lovely mama. She's in the "belly of the whale" and needs relief all the way around. If the time for that is not yet come, please pray for strength and for the suffering to yet deepen the relationship with Christ, blessing both mother and family.
Christianity is not always easy, but there is beautyin suffering for what is right. Find it.
:: ashli 2:53 PM # ::
"They also would prohibit funding of work on embryos created specifically for research purposes, with the aim of keeping the money going to work using cells taken from embryos that parents donated after they decided not to try to use fertility clinic embryos to create a pregnancy.
They also lay out guidance to make sure parents know and agree to how the embryos would be used, and limit the use of federal tax money to create certain human-animal hybrids."
I saw a mother in traffic three days ago. She had a bumper sticker that said, "My daughter was killed by a drunk driver." Is she on the list too? No. She makes sense. No one would deny her her cause. Her child was killed violently, and as a mother she opposes the terrible thing that took her child's life.
But when you're the mother of a child who died in an abortion, you're not allowed to have a normal response. You're to "have an abortion and a smile." Otherwise...you're a dangerous right wing extremist who EXPLOITS abortion (see pg. 5). It's insulting as heck.
I'm not dangerous. Point in case: I don't believe in abortion anymore.
In 2005, Jay Leno's wife, Mavis, told the Detroit Free Press:
"Our current conservative, religious government is obsessed with women on life support and with fetuses because they are imaginary people," as opposed to acknowledging the rights of everyday women, she said.