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OK ballot initiative seeks to outlaw all abortions

Posted in AHA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2016 by saynsumthn

A ballot initiative in Oklahoma filed by a Norman resident attempts to outlaw all abortions in the state. Thomas R. Hunter, filed the proposed petition in January with the Secretary of State to amend the Oklahoma State Constitution to “prohibit abortion.”

The proposed amendment, designated as State Question 782, Initiative Petition 406 reads:

    A. As used in this section:
    1. “Abortion” means the use or prescription of any instrument, medicine, drug, or any other substance or device to intentionally kill an unborn human being;
    2. “Unborn human being” means the offspring of human beings from the moment of conception until either live birth or death, including the human conceptus, zygote, morula, blastocyst, embryo and fetus, whether conceived and/or located inside or outside the body of a human female;
    3. “Conception” means the fertilization of the ovum of a female individual by the sperm of a male individual.
    B. It shall be unlawful for any person to perform, procure, or attempt to perform an abortion.
    C. Any person who performs or procures an abortion shall be guilty of homicide.

To get the measure on the ballot in November, Hunter will need to collect 123,725 signatures. But, according to Oklahoma state law any citizen in the state can oppose any petition on the basis that they believe that it the proposal is not Constitutional. Ryan Kiesel, executive director of the pro-abortion ACLU of Oklahoma said his group could launch a protest before the signatures are gathered to keep it off the ballot or challenge it later should the necessary signatures be collected to get it on the ballot.

In response, Hunter told Tulsa World, that “The question is whether or not the Supreme Court ruling that born people have the right to kill unborn people was, in fact, constitutional in the first place.”

“That is what needs to be challenged,” he stated.

“You can search day and night through the Constitution and you will never find one line supporting the idea that human beings can be deprived of the right to live simply because they are small, weak and unwanted,” Hunter added.

In addition to local abortion supporters speaking out against the initiative, 2016 pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also weighed in.

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Hillary for America Senior Policy Advisor Maya Harris called the petition another “unrelenting attack” on women’s rights, according to OkcFox, who received an e-mailed statement from the campaign.

Hillary Clinton believes Oklahoma women have a constitutional right to safe, legal abortion and to contraception, and they deserve to be able to make their health care decisions without interference from government or extreme special interest groups,” Harris wrote, according to the local Fox media outlet.

Banning abortion and common forms of birth control is not only unconstitutional — it is bad for the health of Oklahoma women. This initiative petition should be challenged and, if it makes it on the ballot, rejected by Oklahomans like similar measures have been rejected by voters in other states.”

If the abortion prohibition is not challenged in court, the Secretary of State would set a 90-day window during which proponents would need to gather the needed signatures of registered voters. If successful, the question could be placed on the November ballot.

Hunter, who refers to himself as an Abolitionist, told Saynsumthn that he is not accepting donations or raising any funds to promote his ballot initiative. When asked what others can do to assist him in his effort, he replied that he would like to, “ask people to pray for the state of Oklahoma that the people would repent of child sacrifice and abortion apathy.”

Son of PP Director: Pro-choice activists would rather destroy pro-life property than abide by constitution

Posted in free speech, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2015 by saynsumthn

A video recorded by University of Oregon Young Americans for Liberty President Thomas Tullis and Vice President Brandon Clements shows pro-choice advocates verbally and physically assaulting pro-life protesters.

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Tullis explains on his Facebook page, “On Tuesday, I got this video of our campus reaction to free speech. I dont agree with this campus protester/preacher and I don’t think it is cool to hold a sign with a baby fetus on it in a protest effort, but I am even more upset that the student body is incapable of engaging in rational dialogue- instead, students thought it was necessary to call the police and to steal the mans property and try to destroy his sign. Brandon and I are trying to get an opinion piece in the Emerald published that outlines our concerns with the campus community’s childish reaction.”

Most of the news reports so far are centered around the campuses free speech policy and the way campus police attempted to censor the pro-life protesters.

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Police corrected the officer and rightfully allowed protesters to stay.

Sadly, arguments made by abortion advocates show a real lack of education.


Pro-choicer #1

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“You’re a man – you have no say what happens in my body…you have nothing to say about it because you have a dick.”


Pro-choicer #2:


This is obscene, this is not part of your first amendment rights.”

Really? Don’t they teach the Constitution at this University?


Pro-choicer #3:

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“Can you get an abortion- do you have a vagina?”


Pro-choicer #4

“Do you have a vagina?”

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These arguments are really dumb. It would be like saying you have no right to speak out on slavery unless you are black, on Rape or Human Trafficking unless you are a woman, and animals rights unless you are an animal.

Not to mention that they each fail to chastise the pro-choice “vagina-less” men that support their position including the one that destroys the pro-life signs (below).

They also seem rather ignorant to the fact that it was male justices on the Supreme Court which legalized abortion to begin with.

Of course, because of their ignorance, instead of intelligently arguing the issue- they resorted to violence.

First- by stepping on the sign:

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Then- by attacking it:

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But, I was not the only one that caught this, even pro-choice advocates agreed that the conduct of these pro-choice students was appalling.

A comment on Tullis’ FB page suggests the campus police officer should have addressed the yelling pro-choicers first:

Jim Beard to Tullis

Son of Planned Parenthood Director:

Another comment left by Sam Dotters-Katz reads, “This is shameful by the students. My mother was the medical director at planned parenthood and I am as pro choice as they come, but that has nothing to do with this mans free speech rights. Or generation can be so weak, they would rather steal and destroy this guys property than abide by the constitution and afford him his obvious free speech rights, because they don’t like what he is saying or those images. I think what he is advocating for is abhorrent, and holding up pictures of fetuses is disgusting and distorts the issue, but it is his right. Where the hell are student leaders and why aren’t they educating people, so sad.

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Thomas Tullis praised the conduct of the anti-abortion demonstrator, “it’s truly a sad day when the campus preacher can remain composed and try to discuss things intelligently and the university educated students are only interested in a shouting match. I stood by and watched as this man calmly tried to encourage rational discussion and debate like asking students when they think life starts, etc. Instead the students thought it would be a better idea to harass him with profanity and insults. I wish I got more of it on video. One girl literally went up and yelled “Fuck you, fuck your god, fuck your sign” and that wasnt even the worst of it.

Another girl told him that she just came out of a first amendment law class and that his sign is obscene and not protected by the constitution.”

It is good to know that in the face of violence and censorship there are still some who will speak out in favor of free speech.

( H/T to the Stanek Report for catching the original story)

Battle for freedom fought while most Christians are on sidelines says Porter in “Light Wins” film

Posted in Gay Marriage Opposed, homosexuality, Janet Porter, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2015 by saynsumthn

Janet Folger Porter’s Faith2Action group has released the trailer for a film on Christian courage entitled, Light Wins.

The film’s full title is Light Wins: How to Overcome the Criminalization of Christianity was released in March 2015 and is designed to enlighten and equip Christians to push back the darkness threatening marriage and our freedoms.

Light Wins Movie

Haters are calling the vid an “Anti-Gay Documentary.”

Janet Porter Light Wins

But Porter says in the film, “The battle for our freedoms is being fought while most Christians are on the sidelines. We need to get out of the stands and into the game. Because the Super Bowl for our country is being fought and our team is not even on the field. It’s later than you think. But God is bigger than we know. To put freedom on the offensive we must become a tea. It’s time for action. Its time to pierce the darkness and shine.

Light Wins trailer

Janet traveled the nation for two years, interviewing 100 of our nation’s leaders, to produce what David Barton says “may be the most important documentary on marriage yet.”

Other notables in the film include, like Gov. Mike Huckabee, David Barton, Gary Glenn, Steven Hotze, Robert Knight, Judith Reisman, Stacy Swimp, Greg Quinlan, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Brian Camenker, James Dobson, Bill Donohue, Scott Lively, Frank Pavone, Dutch Sheets, Phyllis Schlafly, Rick Scarborough, Gary Bauer, Mark Crutcher, Jerry Boykin, and Harry Jackson.

Gov. Mike Huckabee described the film this way, “Light Wins” reveals the frightening trend not to simply ignore Christian believers, but to rid society of us altogether. This ground breaking, eye opening film will awaken viewers to the fact that being a spectator is no longer an option. One will be part of the solution or part of the problem, and I hope this riveting documentary will cause believers to take notice.”

The film interviews, Pastor Hernan Castano of Iglesia Rios de Aceite, one of the “Houston Five,” as the pastors have become known, after Houston Mayor Annise Parker, a lesbian, and fellow officials subpoenaed the sermons of five pastors.

Light Wins Pastor gay marriage

I’m still in shock that they would come to the church building. They walk through those doors where we preach the gospel and teach from God’s Word and they would demand for me all my sermons all my notes everything I speak with the people at the church. And just to intimidate me by asking me to turn anything in,” Pastor Hernan Castano says.

Dont mess with Houston Pulpits

After the outcry, Mayor Parker withdrew the subpoenas.

Light Wins exposes the dark agenda threatening our freedoms and illuminates ways to overcome the darkness and shine. Light Wins is startling, powerful…hopeful,” says Mat Staver of the legal firm, Liberty Counsel.

Porter says you can plan a screening or order your copy of the film here.

Pro-life group says police are protecting last abortion clinic in Mississippi

Posted in Abortion clinic, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Police Abuse, Police Bias, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , , on July 31, 2014 by saynsumthn

Days after the police in Jackson Mississippi watched as business owners took the signs from the pro-life group Created Equal, the organization has uploaded a video showing what they claim is mistreatment by the police again.

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According to Created Equal, on Thursday July 17, 2014, Created Equal visited Jackson, MS, site of the state’s last remaining abortion facility as part of Day 4 of their Summer Justice Ride.

Jackson CLinic July 2014

Sixteen days before the event, they say that they contacted the police to work out any details resulting in a conference call the day before with police and city officials.

According to Mark Harrington, founder of Created Equal, “It wasn’t until after our arrival that police informed us of a sign ordinance that they intended to enforce against our first amendment protected display.”

Created Equal is law-abiding,” says Harrington, However, no one needs a permit to be on the public sidewalk, and when law enforcement attempts to unequally enforce laws, we must defend our first amendment rights.

“The City of Jackson is required to guarantee everyone the right to free speech. Selective enforcement of commercial sign ordinances amounts to nothing more than harassment. The only reason the police were trying to require us to follow this obscure sign law is because we were opposing abortion outside the last remaining abortion mill in the state. I feel like I was transported back 50 years when Freedom Riders were harassed by Jackson police and business owners as white racists interfered with their right to use interstate commerce, ” Harrington said in a written statement.

According to the group, Operation Rescue, the Fifth Court of Appeals has just ruled that the State of Mississippi must allow the abortion clinic to remain open despite their dangerous medical practices.

According to Operation Rescue president, Troy Newman, “What is being missed here is that the one facility left in the state is engaged in substandard practices that endanger women. Would the Court think that if Kermit Gosnell operated the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, that the state would be forced to keep him in business? Diane Derzis’ shoddy abortion practices that have been documented to endanger women are little better. The Court was concerned that irreparable harm would come to Derzis’ abortion business if it was forced to close, but it seems it failed to consider the irreparable harm done to women who are exposed to shoddy abortions done by her primary abortionist Bruce Norman, who has a long history of hurting women. Shouldn’t protecting women from back-alley practices by abortionist who cannot qualify for hospital privileges trump protecting Derzis’ profit margin?”


Derzis was ordered by an Alabama court to shut down their abortion business in Birmingham after it was found to pose a danger to the public, and later, to be operating illegally. The group claims that the same practices that forced Derzis’ out of Alabama, are present at her Mississippi facility.

Dumb #Obama supporters sign petition to repeal Bill of Rights and support NDAA and Patriot Act

Posted in Obama Supporters with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2013 by saynsumthn

Big Brother’s U.S. Terrorism Agency to Tap a Vast Database of Citizens

Posted in Big Brother, National Counterterrorism Center, Privacy with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2012 by saynsumthn

H/T Hot Air

Remember when government needed something called a warrant or even probable cause to look at your records? Good times, good times. I’m nostalgic for the halcyon days of, er, February of this year, before the Attorney General of the United States signed off on an order allowing the government to access pretty much everything it wanted in the name of counterterrorism. The Wall Street Journal found out about the order and got a FOIA request to force its exposure:

Top U.S. intelligence officials gathered in the White House Situation Room in March to debate a controversial proposal. Counterterrorism officials wanted to create a government dragnet, sweeping up millions of records about U.S. citizens—even people suspected of no crime.

Not everyone was on board. “This is a sea change in the way that the government interacts with the general public,” Mary Ellen Callahan, chief privacy officer of the Department of Homeland Security, argued in the meeting, according to people familiar with the discussions.

A week later, the attorney general signed the changes into effect.

Read the WSJ U.S. Terrorism Agency to Tap a Vast Database of Citizens

Through Freedom of Information Act requests and interviews with officials at numerous agencies, The Wall Street Journal has reconstructed the clash over the counterterrorism program within the administration of President Barack Obama. The debate was a confrontation between some who viewed it as a matter of efficiency—how long to keep data, for instance, or where it should be stored—and others who saw it as granting authority for unprecedented government surveillance of U.S. citizens.

The rules now allow the little-known National Counterterrorism Center to examine the government files of U.S. citizens for possible criminal behavior, even if there is no reason to suspect them. That is a departure from past practice, which barred the agency from storing information about ordinary Americans unless a person was a terror suspect or related to an investigation.

Now, NCTC can copy entire government databases—flight records, casino-employee lists, the names of Americans hosting foreign-exchange students and many others. The agency has new authority to keep data about innocent U.S. citizens for up to five years, and to analyze it for suspicious patterns of behavior. Previously, both were prohibited. Data about Americans “reasonably believed to constitute terrorism information” may be permanently retained.

The changes also allow databases of U.S. civilian information to be given to foreign governments for analysis of their own. In effect, U.S. and foreign governments would be using the information to look for clues that people might commit future crimes.

“It’s breathtaking” in its scope, said a former senior administration official familiar with the White House debate.

Counterterrorism officials say they will be circumspect with the data. “The guidelines provide rigorous oversight to protect the information that we have, for authorized and narrow purposes,” said Alexander Joel, Civil Liberties Protection Officer for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the parent agency for the National Counterterrorism Center.

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution says that searches of “persons, houses, papers and effects” shouldn’t be conducted without “probable cause” that a crime has been committed. But that doesn’t cover records the government creates in the normal course of business with citizens.

Congress specifically sought to prevent government agents from rifling through government files indiscriminately when it passed the Federal Privacy Act in 1974. The act prohibits government agencies from sharing data with each other for purposes that aren’t “compatible” with the reason the data were originally collected.

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Senate Unanimously Passes 2013 NDAA; Power to Arrest Americans Remains, abortion provisions added

Posted in NDAA with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2012 by saynsumthn

H/T New American
Written by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

Just after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, the Senate did it again. By a vote of 98-0 (two senators abstained) lawmakers in the upper chamber approved the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Not a single senator objected to the passage once again of a law that purports to permit the president, supported by nothing more substantial than his own belief that the suspect poses a threat to national security, to deploy the U.S. military to arrest an American living in America.

As The New American reported, an amendment to the 2013 version of the defense spending bill passed by the Senate clarified the right to trial of “citizens and permanent legal residents” detained under the relevant sections of the revamped measure.

The amendment, known as the Feinstein-Lee Amendment, was cosponsored by Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.). In an interview Tuesday with The New American, spokesmen for Lee and Paul admitted that the amendment did not go far enough in the defense of due process, but said it was a step in the right direction.

“Colored by our experience with the due process amendment to the NDAA we offered in 2012, we knew that we would have nowhere near the number of votes needed to pass an amendment that guaranteed due process for all persons detained under the NDAA,” explained Doug Stafford, chief of staff for Rand Paul.

Stafford and Rob Porter, general counsel for the office of Senator Lee, reiterated that they recognize that the Feinstein-Lee Amendment was not the ideal attack on the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA. Senators Lee and Paul believe, the spokesmen assured The New American, that “the full panoply of due process rights should apply to all persons, not just American citizens.”

For now, however, the NDAA 2013 is almost law, and the president’s power to send troops to arrest Americans living in America remains intact and unabridged. That is rightfully terrifying to constitutionalists, journalists, and any other American who fears being kidnapped by the military and indefinitely detained.

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The Feminists are lauding this legislation, because it will allow Military victims of rape to receive military abortions.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards released the following statement applauding the Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes language authored by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) granting military women insurance coverage for a wide range of reproductive health care services, including abortion when a pregnancy results from rape or incest.

“Today, the Senate took strides toward correcting an injustice that military women have faced for years. The Shaheen amendment approved today in the National Defense Authorization Act corrects years of inequity, brings military health care in line with the rest of the federal government, and ensures that military women have access to the health care coverage they deserve.