Seems like 2010 will be the year that actual baby killers run for office.
2/2010 UPDATE: State Sen. Ted Deutch won a Democratic special primary election Tuesday to succeed former Rep. Robert Wexler, giving him a decided edge in the April 13 special general election in Florida’s solidly Democratic 19th District.
Wexler, a seven-term Democrat, stepped down last month to become president of the Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation.
Deutch, who had the backing of Wexler and former President Bill Clinton in his bid, trounced former Broward County Mayor Ben Graber 85 percent to 15 percent, according to unofficial returns – but that probably will NOT Stop his campaigning for another office , and Nan Hayworth won hers.
Below is a “Letter” sent by one of Hayworth’s detractor’s on a local blog:
I am pro-life.
It bothers me a little, but doesn’t matter to me in the grand scheme of things whether your father, or sister, or ex-husband performs abortions.
I expect that you still could retain a measure of independence, and represent the best interests and will of your constituents.
What has always bothered me though, is that Nan Hayworth’s husband was the Chairman of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists District II (NY) and author of their legislative program.
If you google Scott Hayworth and ACOG, you’ll find numerous letters, legislative brochures, etc., from Hayworth to the State Legislature, advocating for extreme pro-abortion positions, including the EXTREMIST RHAPP bill, which would close Catholic hospitals that do not perform abortions.
Now that I’ve finally posted this online, it will likely get deleted by tomorrow, but straight from the horse’s mouth:
Under the leadership of Chairman Scott Hayworth, “ACOG District II/NY continues to affirm the legal right of all women to obtain a safe and legal abortion and have timely access to other reproductive health services and medications, including emergency contraception. ACOG District II/NY supports initiatives to assure that quality health care is available to meet every woman’s needs throughout her life and assure a full array of clinical services are available without costly delays or the imposition of geographic, financial, attitudinal or legal barriers.
The Reproductive Health Act (RHA) protects a woman’s private and personal decision about when and whether to have a child, while modernizing and updating current New York State law. Specifically, it enshrines a woman’s fundamental right to control her own reproductive health and ensures that a woman will be able to have an abortion if her health is endangered at any point in her pregnancy. Further, RHA treats the regulation of abortion as an issue of public health and medical practice and guarantees every woman the right to use or refuse contraception.
In 1970, when New York was one of the first states in the nation to expand access to safe and legal abortion, its law was considered an important step to protect women’s health
and reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. Much has changed since then and while medical practice and policy have advanced in New York, the law has remained nchanged.
RHA will ensure that New York State continues to protect and respect women’s health and the right to make private reproductive health care decisions, no matter what happens in the Supreme Court.
* Support legislation to improve women’s access to reproductive health care
services and medications, including emergency contraception and abortion.
* Oppose legislative attempts to limit a woman’s right to access reproductive health
ACOG District II/NY looks forwarding to working with our medical specialty partners, state legislators and policymakers to ensure that the 2009 legislative session is successful in advancing women’s health care initiatives in New York State and obtaining the optimal solution to issues of importance to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology.
Scott Hayworth, MD, FACOG
ACOG District II/NY”
Here was my previous post on Nan Hayworth:
And in New York – Republicans are backing another pro-abortion candidate whose husband admits he did abortions ( But claims they were only to save the lives of women.)
In the article: A Doctor Seeks The House reported in CQ (12-9-2009)
New York Republican candidate and Ophthalmologist Nan Hayworth is challenging New York Democratic Rep. John Hall.
Republicans are thrilled: “She is a very exciting candidate,” said Pete Sessions of Texas, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. “She is going to broaden the spectrum of people listening to the Republican message.”
CQ also reports that the Republican may have a few hurdles to overcome, at least one would think she would. But instead, the Republican leadership is doing flip flops over her. CQ states, Hayworth is more moderate on social issues, which could be a challenge should she face a primary rival. In particular, she is pro-choice, though she said she opposes late-term abortions and would have voted for the Stupak amendment in the House’s health care legislation to bar any chance that federal funding is used for abortion procedures.
But Wait – That is not all. Hayworth has another hurdle, CQ continues: Hayworth could also face questions about her husband, Scott, an obstetrician who in the past performed abortions when the life or health of the mother was at stake, none of which were late-term, her spokesman confirmed.
But good old republican leader Pete Sessions doesn’t hold that against her. After all Pete, just having a Party Platform which states that Republicans are pro-life is no reason to hesitate on a Republican Candidate who is “Pro-baby killing” and who is married to an abortionist? No- don’t let that “Big Tent – throw the baby out with the bath water – literally” mentality stop you !
CQ again: Sessions, for one, said he did not think Hayworth’s stance on abortion would be a major issue in the race, noting that late term abortion “is where the battle is being fought right now.”
And here is information on the DEFEATED Ben Graber:
In South Florida, Benjamin Graber is running for Congress, on the democratic ticket. Graber is a long time abortionist who ran two gynecological offices – One in Pompano and one in Coral Springs Florida – where he openly performed abortions. Graber has held several offices already , most notably a place in the Florida State House – where pro-lifers claim he used his “Title” to avoid prosecution when he failed to report suspected child abuse of a few young children he aborted (Story Below)
In 1988 South Florida abortionist Benjamin Graber, examined a 10-year-old girl whose father brought her in pregnant.
Graber performed an abortion on the child and returned her to the father who was later accused of raping her.
Despite mandatory reporting laws in the state of Florida, Graber did not inform the state of the possibility of incest at the time of the abortion, according to news reports.
Officials were never notified of the suspicion of abuse by Graber but found out only when hospital ER physicians examined the sister of the 10-year-old that Graber aborted who was taken to the emergency room for medical care.
By the time child protective services reached the children ( ages: 12,10,8 and 7 ) news reports indicated that the father had allegedly molested most of them.
This was two-years after the father brought the pregnant 10-year-old to Graber, for the abortion.
Joanne Richter, executive director of the Broward County Sexual Assault Treatment Center stated to the press that Graber should have been aware of the possibility of sexual abuse and called authorities.
Graber never faced any charges for failing to report the sexual abuse of this child. Some believe that his connections as a Florida State House Representative at the time played a role in the decision to not prosecute.
Years later, when abortionist Benjamin Graber decided to close one of his Graber Gynecological Affiliates medical offices in Pompano Beach, Florida where he performed abortions, he sought out another doctor to sub-lease the office, because he was still under a lease contract with the owners.
Graber arranged to sublease the office to another abortionist by the name of Vladimar Rosenthal who owned the Today’s Women’s Medical Centers (abortion clinics) in South Florida.
The Miami Herald had earlier reported that several former employees of Rosenthal went to the Herald complaining that that the conditions at Rosenthal’s clinics were not good for patients. The employees showed the paper records that Rosenthal was paying them commission to sell anesthesia at the door. The state inspected Rosenthal’s abortion clinic and found several obscene pictures of unconscience women with their legs apart belonging to Rosenthal’s male nurse.
Employees said they were fired when Rosenthal was told that they had complained about the conditions at the clinic to the National Abortion Federation.
Despite the fact that the above allegations were reported in South Florida newspapers, and on record with the State Department of Professional Regulations, Graber chose Rosenthal to sublease his office. In a letter explaining to the owner of the building why Graber chose to sublease the facility to Rosenthal, Graber described Rosenthal as, “an excellent tenant who has been successfully in practice for a number of years.”
Sources: The Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel: Father charged with sexually abusing 4 daughters By: Kevin Davis: 12-6-1988/ Coral Springs News, number 50″ Protestors: Graber should resign by Gary Curreri, 12-14-1988 / The South Florida Forum, Vol. 3 No. 6: Ben Graber under fire for abortion on 10-year-old by Paul Carson: 12-15-1988/ United Press International, Father charged with sexual abuse of daughters: 12-6-1988/Broward County 17th judicial Circuit Court case # 92-04044, Ted A. hunt vs. Benjamin Graber/ Florida Department of Professional Regulation Case # 89-010853 and Miami Herald 10-7-89./ Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, After state Senate loss, Graber will turn focus to promoting penny sales tax :9-7-2006 http://www.broward.org/graber/longresume.htm /http://archives.econ.utah.edu/archives/m-fem/1999m03/msg00077.htm/ http://www.broward.org/graber/photo.htm/www.realpagessites.com/womensawareness/page2.html
Other Sources: : Father Charged with sexual abuse of daughters (UPI) 12-6-1988; Legislator investigated over abortion – St. Petersburg Times 1-12-1989; Lawmaker under investigation for youth’s abortion (UPI) 1-11-1989
Here– Ben Graber brags on his GraberForCongress website of his pro-abortion stand.
Click to read Ben Graber bragging about his pro-abortion stand on THe Daily Kos – here
AD Below: Vote for Ben Graber and he will make sure his pocket is padded with Tax Payer Dollars that will go to fund abortions – No personal profit motive here since Graber is an ABORTIONIST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is important to note that Ben Graber “claims” he supports women’s rights to abortion – but former abortion clinic owner Joyce Tarnow may differ with Graber on that. Graber bailed on Tarnow years ago – leaving her to hold the bag on a lawsuit:
This article from the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel explains:
Clinic Owner Says Graber Not Paying His Share Of Fees
May 09, 1993|By Buddy Nevins
Is State Rep. Ben Graber putting money before women?
“He is stiffing us. He is shafting us,“ said Joyce Tarnow, the owner of the Women`s Clinic in Oakland Park, where abortions are given.
It is revolutionary for Tarnow to throw darts at Graber, the pro-choice champion of the Broward legislative delegation and a physician who operates abortion clinics.
But that`s what happens when money is involved.
Graber`s clinic, Tarnow`s clinic and the Broward chapter of the National Organization for Women all were ordered to pay the attorney`s fees for the anti-abortion Moral Majority last month.
Broward Circuit Judge Arthur Birkin decided that the three had frivolously sued the Moral Majority and ordered them to fork over $22,138. If one doesn`t pay, the others must pick up the slack.
That`s where Graber comes in … or ducks out. He doesn`t want to pay and has attempted to shield himself through a corporation that is now defunct, according to Tarnow.
Graber, D-Coral Springs, did not return three calls for comment.
“Here is a doctor who claims he is the friend of the pro-choice movement who is dumping on us. We can hardly afford to stay open, much less pay his share,“ Tarnow said.
Tarnow said the debt, which continues to increase as the Moral Majority attorney files motions to collect it, could drive her clinic out of business.
Broward NOW, which has an annual budget of about $12,000 , has already said it faces bankruptcy because of the award.
According to the Sun-Sentinel – Graber addressed the lawsuit in his book which came out in 1990. It’s called “Abortion: A Citizen’s Guide to the Issues.”
At the time, Graber had been accused of not paying explaining a litany of lawsuits and some liens in his history, which then Florida Rep. Robert Wexler brought up:
In the late 1980’s and 1990’s I was targeted by radical Anti Abortion movement. They picketed my offices, my home and blockaded my office on many occasions. I filed a lawsuit to stop them and throw them out of Broward./ Loss of revenue from my business and legal fees were mounting. All the liens and suits were related to my business establishments and the aftermath of that battle. Everything was payed. The women’s group NOW was a party to the lawsuit, they wanted to settle. I refused. They had to pay their share. I continued the suit and eventually won. Liens were attached to my home by a few creditors from my business. The IRS liens were payed promptly but remain on record indefinitely. The North Carolina property was payed months ago. It was late by a couple of months, an oversight by my book keeper. This is the same stuff Wexler used in 1996. He knows the grief I and my family suffered from the Radical Anti abortion Movement. He is just an opportunist. Thanks.
“I was a champion of Women’s rights for years and continue to be one. I also ran for Congress to reform our health care system so all Americans would be covered properly. That is why I am running now. I reformed Health care in Florida in 1993-1996 successfully with a precursor to a national health plan. In Congress I will expand that program Nationally. I view public service as an obligation on my part, to help my fellow American. After all it was Americans that saved my family from the Holocaust and gave me a chance at life.”
Editor’s note – You can “Win” a lawsuit by closing a business and therefore wala – no more suit ! Graber the big-man defender of so-called “Women’s Rights” bailed on NOW and Tarnow- no question, but then again, I could care less, except to report this for those pro-abortion voters who do !