What is that necklace abortion clinic owner Diane Derzis is wearing? A google search reveals it is a Squash Blossom necklace and they are not cheap! (google it to see for yourself)
According to this website it is a Squash Blossom Necklace:
Squash Blossom Necklaces were first seen in Navajo jewelry around the turn of the 1900′s. The squash blossom design represents a pomegranate flower and sometimes a corn flower. These are symbols of prosperity… symbols of life itself. The inverted crescent design at the bottom of the squash blossom necklace is called a Naja by the Navajo people…The embellishment of turquoise to the Naja and to the Squash Blossom design is a Zuni influence.
and According to the website Cherokee Art:
is supposed to be a highly-valuable and superstitious item that has been worn for generations to protect its wearer. Influenced by Spanish colonists, many examples of squash blossom necklace, have a Naja crescent which has sacred meanings for the Spanish Catholics, but is mostly just decorative for Navajo and Zuni people.
The popularity of the squash blossom necklace reached a peak in the 1960s and 1970s, when demand outstripped supply so much that some items of this wonderful turquoise jewellery sold for much higher values than they would reach today, as well as some manufacturing standards suffering. The most valuable pieces are from the late nineteenth and very early twentieth century.
What is funny is that this website (here) says that Squash Blossoms are a symbol of fertility- and the book The American Indian says the Peublos also saw Squash Blossoms as a sign of fertility and has been associated with the necklace.
This website (here) says, The inverted crescent pendant on squash-blossom necklaces, called the ‘Naja’ by the Navajo, is found in various design forms throughout the world cultures. As a crescent, this form goes back as far as the Paleolithic period. It is mentioned in the book of Judges as an ornament worn around the necks of camels. In the Phoenician culture, Astarte was the goddess of fertility and she was represented by the inverted crescent as well. As pendants, the inverted crescent has also been found in ancient Roman, and Crete artifacts.
Diane Derzis owner of the Mississippi Jackson Womens Health Organization abortion clinic also runs a shoddy abortion clinic in Alabama.
A combination of shady practices, injured patients, and building code violations resulted in the culmination of a 76 page deficiency report filed by the Alabama Department of Public Health against (Birmingham, Ala.) New Woman All Women abortion clinic in March 2012. ( Reports Life Legal Defense Foundation)
The report ultimately led to the revocation of clinic owner, Diane Derzis’, license to operate the facility and in May 2012 the abortion clinic was closed down. Ms. Derzis teamed up with long time friend Kelley Rainwater to strike a deal that would allow Rainwater to serve as a straw person running the clinic for Derzis. But….on February 8, 2013, the ADPH confirmed that Ms. Rainwater’s application was denied.
Derzies is fighting to stay open at her abortion clinic in Mississippi which is being defended by pro-abortion groups despite the conditions of her clinic in Alabama. She has also been granted a pass by a judge in the closing of her Alabama abortion clinic.
Jackson Womens Health Organization Abortion Clinic Owner Diane Derzis’ idea of “Fine” : 2 patients overdosed ! Welcome to “safe abortion”
According to Operation Rescue, Derzis’ abortion clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, is run the same way as her now condemned Alabama abortion business. In fact, it employs some of the same abortionists, including Bruce Elliott Norman, who was the abortionist on duty at NWAW that day in January when three of his abortion patients were hospitalized with complications arising from violations in the standard of care. Two women were overdosed on an IV drug, and another woman landed in the ICU with heavy bleeding after she was left unmonitored while being dosed with a strong medication that causes powerful uterine contractions.
According to Forerunner:
Diane Derzis, operator of Birmingham’s Summit House abortuary, owns a century-old five-story house which reputedly is the former property of a witch. The home has at least three gravestones in the front yard. The back porch is decorated with witchcraft paraphernalia associated with worship of the goddess Diana. Derzis’ home is close to the summit of a mountain which displays Birmingham’s huge iron statue of Vulcan, the Roman god of the underworld.
Is Diane Derzis a practicing witch who worships Diana and sees abortion as a holy ritual? We spoke with Diane at her house at the summit of the mountain in Birmingham. She denied that she had any connection to Wicca. “Whoever told you that is filling your head with nonsense,” she stated.
However, a taped interview with her security guard a few minutes before told another story. The following are statements of a young man who claimed to be her security guard, but who did not give his name: “[Diane] said that the house was built in 1916; it’s built on a graveyard and a witch used to own the house. She said that there were seven graves in this yard, but I’ve only found three. There are three headstones in there.”
Ms. Derzis’ security guard gave us a short tour of the yard. One headstone was clearly engraved with the name “Lietch.” The house is listed as a historical house of Jefferson county which bears the marker: “C.H. Wiley House, 1916.”
When we approached Diane again for photos, she brazenly posed for us in front of Summit House abortion clinic, but then filed a complaint with an on duty police officer claiming that we had been stalking her. Birmingham’s police dismissed this possibility after a few minutes of questioning.