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Glitter bombs sent to pro-life offices across the country by abortion supporters

Posted in Glitter Bomb, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2015 by saynsumthn

A series of glitter bombs have been sent by abortion advocates to pro-life groups across the country.

The latest report comes from Life News in an e-mail message:

    Our office has been bombed!

    No, we were not the victim of the kind of bombing you see on the nightly news that claims people’s lives and causes them to live in fear of terror. Instead, LifeNews has been the victim of pro-abortion glitter bombs.

    Over the last few weeks, abortion activists have sent several glitter bomb letters to LifeNews, some with threatening messages. When our staff open the letters, glitter poured inside goes everywhere and makes a huge mess.

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    While these glitter bombs are insulting and intimidating rather than life-threatening — they contain an inspiring reminder: the pro-abortion side knows LifeNews is effective!

    As the most-visited pro-life place on the Internet – with almost 20 million visitors already this year – abortion advocates know LifeNews is presenting the pro-life message to people around the world and giving them the tools to fight back against the culture of death.

    The pro-abortion side knows we’re effective in promoting stories about the brave decisions parents are making every day to reject abortion, even in dire circumstances. The other side sees how we’re pushing back against their false arguments. And they know we’re helping pro-life groups pass pro-life bills to stop abortions!

Life News was talking about a number of other reported incidents where pro-life officers received what has been termed the pro-choice glitter bomb:

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Earlier this month, the Daily Caller reported this incident at Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s office:

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    A glitter bomb exploded all over the office of Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s Nebraska office Wednesday in a strikingly immature effort by abortion activists to protest his pro-life stance.

    Congrats, you’ve earned this for trying to deny women their right to choice,” a note attached to the glitter bomb read. “Mind your own uterus.”

Fortenberry’s spokeswoman Jennifer Allen told the Omaha World-Herald that unusual mail to congressional offices is taken seriously because of the potential for actual threats.

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Fortenberry’s office said the glitter bomb was reported to police, the U.S. postal inspector and the FBI, Allen said.

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Rebecca Wall, whose Linkedin page says that she is the Digital Media Associate at NARAL Pro-Choice America posted this response on Twitter, “FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHTS WITH STYLE.”

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Last Month, Students for Life was the recipient of a glitter bomb to which they replied, “For all the great pro-life work we are doing, abortion advocates sent us glitterbombs. We could not be more excited! Always a great thing to be recognized for protecting life and even better when it includes glitter!

Pro-life Action League has also reported receiving these messages, posting two images on Facebook, “Another delivery at our office today from “Glitter Bombs for Choice.” This time around, they used LifeNews.com’s mailing address as the return address.”

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Then Eric Scheidler tweeted this image:

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On March 12, 2015, Nebraska Right to Life posted this:

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Got our own “Glitter B… for Choice” . Fortunately could tell something was inside so glitter attack minimal. Carry on kids.”

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March 13th, Iowa Right to Life posted this, “Today’s mail brought TWO MORE Glitter-Bombs!! (Four this week!) Those “Glitter-Bombers for Choice” LOVE us obviously. One was mailed out of Nebraska and another one from Oregon. These “gifts” also included tiny metal coat hangers and sweet “love notes.”

Woot! And so we carry on for the lives of the born and unborn!”

An interesting piece published by Priceonomics spells out the history of the so-called tactic using examples all geared toward perceived Conservative individuals or groups. , writing of a glitter-bomb attack on Newt Gingrich in 2011, “25-year-old equal rights activist Nick Espinosa christened “glitter bombing,” a form of protest (political or otherwise) in which public figures are doused in a shimmering shower of copolymer plastics.”

They continued:

    Nick Espinosa, the activist who’d started the trend by peppering Gingrich, became the revolution’s unofficial spokesman; in a Huff Post editorial, he clarified its intentions:

    I am not willing to sit back and watch the right wing systematically dehumanize and strip group after group of their rights….We are standing up against those who have dehumanized, divided and conquered. We are finding creative and fun ways to expose hatred and bigotry.

    The strength of glitter is that humor is an incredibly powerful tool for communicating a message — even a deadly serious one. We use humor to give hope to ourselves and each other, while contrasting our approach with the hateful and cruel attacks on our communities.

    As long as politicians continue [this trend], they can expect the sparkly showers to continue.”

A 2011 rundown of the glitter-bomb incidents outlined by the AP at that time included:

    On May 17, Gingrich and his wife, Callista, were showered with glitter at a book signing in Minneapolis. The perpetrator was Nick Espinosa, an activist and occasional political prankster who yelled at the former House speaker, “Stop the hate. Stop the anti-gay politics.”
    On June 16, two activists from the left-wing group CodePink dumped glitter on Pawlenty while he was signing books at a health insurance conference in San Francisco. Before being led away, the activists berated the former Minnesota governor for his conservative views on gay rights and abortion.
    On June 18, an activist flung glitter toward Bachmann just after the Minnesota congresswoman finished a speech at a conservative conference in Minneapolis. The activist, Rachel Lang, said afterward that she was protesting Bachmann’s “hateful and anti-gay rhetoric.”

Espinosa has not been implicated in the recent glitter attacks, however, he once told Edge Boston this about his targeting of so-called anti-gay Conservatives , “It’s almost laughable that people like Glenn Beck and Mike Huckabee claim that glitter is assault,” Espinosa mused. “I would laugh if they weren’t assaulting people’s humanity on a daily basis, and if their constant inflammatory rhetoric didn’t produce real violence in the form of the attacks we’ve seen from abortion clinics in the U.S. to summer camps in Norway.

“The fact that they get so upset over something as fabulous as glitter just goes to show that their hateful views are heading towards extinction as a new generation shows its power — we are winning.”

Espinosa told Feministting, “I think that as a man, I need to speak out against patriarchy, and hold my community accountable. As a person who constantly benefits from a society in which my gender is privileged, I see it as my responsibility to act as an ally to women, as part of a lifelong movement toward our collective liberation. I don’t think that women should have to be the ones bringing feminist issues up. They’re not just women’s issues, but basic issues of equality and justice, and as long as we live in a world where women are oppressed, none of us are free. I would also like to see the feminist movement grow out of what has sometimes been a largely white and middle class movement into one that’s more inclusive of women of color and women from the developing world. I think it’s crucial that we see the intersectionality of our oppressions, and build movements that reflect that and build power for all of us.”

A Report by the UK’s Globe and Mail reveals how sending Glitter Bombs to “your enemies” has become a business for some:

7th medical emergency at hand of abortionist called hero by pro-choicers

Posted in abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion Clinics, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortionist, Carhart, pro-choice, Pro-choice hero with tags , , , , , , , on May 13, 2014 by saynsumthn

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As abortionist Leroy Carhart is hailed a hero by pro-choice advocates, another ambulance removes a woman from his supposed “safe and legal” abortion clinic:

Operation Rescue has obtained the 911 records related to an abortion-related medical emergency at LeRoy Carhart’s Abortion and Contraception Clinic of Nebraska on April 26, 2014. Those records show that a 37-year old female was suffering from abdominal pain after Carhart had an “issue with the procedure.”

The Carhart employee, who identified herself as “Becka,” placed the 911 call at 11:51 a.m. on April 26. She identified the name of the business as “Bellevue Health Clinic,” which is a sanitized alternate name for his Abortion and Contraception Clinic of Nebraska.

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“The patient’s complaining of pain. We had an issue with the procedure and we’re just needing her transported,” Becka told the dispatcher.

The woman was transported “Priority 1” according to the Computer Aided Dispatch transcripts, indicating that the patient was in critical condition.

Operation Rescue learned from sources familiar with the incident that the woman had gone to Carhart’s Bellevue, Nebraska, abortion clinic on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26. She was accompanied by her 15-year old daughter, who thought her mom was having a “tumor” removed.

According to witnesses, when the ambulance was loading the patient for transport, the woman’s daughter ran out of the clinic and told pro-life activists, “That’s my mom.”

Sources tell Operation Rescue that the seriously-injured woman was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit of a local hospital for eight days from April 26 through May 3, when she was released.

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Carhart has held no hospital privileges whatsoever since 1982.

This was the seventh medical emergency suffered by Carhart patients in the past two years. Operation Rescue has documented two other incidents in Bellevue and four in Germantown, Maryland, where Carhart conducts some of the latest abortions in the country.

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Medical Boards in Nebraska and Maryland have declined to investigate complaints filed against Carhart related to those incidents.

“We will be filing another complaint asking for an investigation of the April 26 abortion injury and we will keep asking for investigations into Carhart’s abortion practices until someone in authority finally takes this situation seriously and acts to protect the public,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Carhart has already killed two women of which we are aware, and has sent countless others to hospital ERs where legitimate physicians have been forced to figure out what happened and patch up these ladies. The body count will only continue to grow until he is held legally accountable for his actions.”

Carhart was also involved in the third-trimester abortion-related deaths of Christin Gilbert in 2005 and Jennifer Morbelli last year.

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Saynsumthn has documented the way LeRoy Carhart has been hailed a hero and is protected by pro-choice supporters despite his dismal abortion record towards women including the abortion related death of Jennifer Morbelli!!!

Nebraska Governor to Sign Abortion Bill into Law

Posted in Abortion, Planned Parenthood with tags , , , on April 13, 2010 by saynsumthn

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Another abortionist caught in a bold faced lie

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortionist, Anti-abortion, Late term abortion, pro-choice, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2010 by saynsumthn

Audio Clip Shows Carhart Is Now Committing Late-Term Abortions That The NE Legislature Wants To Ban

* Written by Operation Rescue
* Posted January 22, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Lincoln, NE – A bill that would ban abortions in Nebraska after 20 weeks gestation was filed yesterday by Speaker of the Legislature Sen. Mike Flood. LB1103 would restrict abortions once the fetus had developed “physical structures necessary to experience pain.”

The bill was introduced in response to late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart’s announced intensions of introducing late-term abortions to Nebraska such as those that he did in Kansas while in the employment of the late George Tiller.

Yesterday the Associated Press reported that Carhart denies doing abortion past 22 weeks gestation.

However, Operation Rescue has obtained an undercover tape of an interview with LeRoy Carhart made on December 3, 2009, that reveals that Carhart is now doing late-term abortions perhaps as late as 30 weeks, many for vague “mental health” reasons.

Operation Rescue has compiled excerpts of the interview and released the audio file to the public.

LISTEN TO INTERVIEW EXCERPTS HERE

“It has been our experience that Mr. Carhart is not the most truthful person when it comes to admitting the full scope of his abortion activities. It is more than obvious that Carhart is already doing extremely late term abortions for nebulous mental health reasons,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

“In fact, three of his former clinic workers have come forward and submitted sworn affidavits to the Attorney General’s office detailing illegal and unethical conduct that they witnessed, which they believe places women’s lives and health in danger. The later an abortion is done, the greater the risks of serious complications. We believe strongly that Carhart’s abortion operation in Bellevue, Nebraska, especially as it relates to late-term abortions, is dangerous and should be stopped immediately.

“Because of that, Operation Rescue supports LB1103 because it will save the lives of viable babies that can feel pain and can survive outside the womb if birthed instead of aborted, and it will spare women from being subjected to the dangerous and illegal conditions and practices that we believe exist at Carhart’s abortion clinic.”

Ben Nelson A/K/A Benedict Ben gets shouted down at Pizza restaurant

Posted in Abortion, Anti-abortion, Harry Reid, Health Care, pro-choice, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2010 by saynsumthn

Nelson tries to repair damage at home
1/14/2010

Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson and his wife were leaving dinner at a new pizza joint near their home in Omaha one night last week when a patron began complaining about Nelson’s decisive vote in favor of the Senate’s health care bill.

Other customers started booing. A woman yelled, “Get him the hell out of here!” And the Nelsons and their dining companions beat a hasty retreat.

“It was definitely a scene in there,” said Tom Lewis, a 41-year-old dentist and registered Republican who witnessed the incident. A second witness confirmed the incident to POLITICO.

It’s a new experience for Nelson.

He used to be a popular figure back home, a Democrat who served eight years in the governor’s office and was elected twice to the Senate by a state that’s as red as the “N” on the University of Nebraska’s football helmets.

But Nelson has seen his approval ratings tumble in the wake of his wavering over the historic health care bill, his deal-cutting with other Senate Democrats and, ultimately, his support to break a GOP filibuster and send the bill to a House-Senate conference committee.

Nelson, who has a track record of brokering bipartisan deals, said for months that he was unsure whether to back a Democrats-only bill, and he criticized language in the measure that would impose taxes and cut Medicare costs in order to pay for extending coverage to most Americans. But after weeks of negotiations, Nelson made his peace with the bill by striking deals on his state’s Medicaid costs and on abortion language — and, in the process, incited a furious backlash in Nebraska.

Anti-abortion activists who have supported him in the past have abandoned him; he’s been the target of a fierce campaign by opponents to push him to block the bill on final passage; and the GOP now sees the opportunity for a pickup in 2012.

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Nelson is a sell-out: New Senate bill does NOT stop abortion funding !

Posted in Abortion, Anti-abortion, Health Care, Obama, Politics, pro-choice, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2009 by saynsumthn

Nebraska Right to Life said it had been “betrayed” by the Nebraska Democrat, long an abortion opponent, who agreed to support compromise language on abortion.

His home-state colleague, Republican Mike Johanns, said he was “stunned and incredibly disappointed” by Nelson’s decision. And the chairman of the Nebraska Republican Party, Mark Fahleson, vowed that it was the “death knell” for Nelson’s political career.

Q&A: the Senate abortion compromise

Posted on Baptist Press: Dec 19, 2009 | by Michael Foust

WASHINGTON (BP)–Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska announced Saturday he had reached an agreement with Democratic leaders to tweak abortion language in the Senate’s health care bill. Pro-life groups and pro-choice groups, though, are not happy with the compromise language. Following are a few common questions, with answers, about the compromise:

— What would the compromise language do?

It uses funding segregation language that has been criticized by pro-lifers for months. The compromise: 1) forces enrollees in private insurance plans receiving government subsidies to write two checks — one for their premium and the other for elective abortion coverage, and 2) allows states to prohibit abortion coverage in government-subsidized plans (the latter of which, pro-lifers say, already was allowed). Insurance companies would be forced to keep the abortion coverage money separate from the subsidy money it receives from the government.

— How is it different from the pro-life Stupak amendment that was attached to the House’s health care bill?

Very different. The Stupak amendment prohibited elective abortions from being covered in government-subsidized plans. Under the Senate bill, the plans can cover such abortions.

— Why has there been so much controversy surrounding the issue?

Because current law prohibits the federal government from funding insurance plans that cover elective abortions. Medicaid is prohibited from covering elective abortions, as are insurance plans for federal employees. Congress’ own insurance plans, for instance, cannot by law cover elective abortions. The Senate health care bill would be a dramatic change in policy, pro-lifers say.

— How have pro-lifers reacted to the compromise?

By heavily criticizing it. National Right to Life released a statement Saturday saying the “so-called ‘firewall’” between federal money and private money “is merely a bookkeeping gimmick, inconsistent with the long-established principles that govern existing federal health programs.” The organization also said “there is nothing in the language to suggest that payment of the abortion charge is optional for any enrollee.” Nebraska Right to Life — which endorsed Nelson in 2006 — said Nelson “obliterated the hope of pro-life Americans who saw him as the last man standing” in the way of “expansion of government funding.” Americans United for Life said the bill’s opt-out option for states “makes abortion coverage normative” and “turn[s] on its head the traditional federal approach to abortion.” All the major pro-life groups are urging senators to filibuster and defeat the bill. The Weekly Standard posted an article that said even if a state opts out, it would leave, for instance, “Nebraska’s voters entirely vulnerable to paying for California’s and New York’s abortions.”

— Pro-lifers have said a change in policy could lead to an increase in the abortion rate. How?

If the bill passes, there will be women under the new plans who, for the first time, have abortion coverage. There would be no financial deterrent to an abortion, as there is for them now. The pro-choice Guttmacher Institute this summer reported that about 25 percent of the women in Medicaid who would have had an abortion chose instead to give birth because they were barred from using public money.

— How have pro-choice groups reacted?

They, too, are opposed. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said the Nelson language “is essentially an abortion rider” that shames women and “creates an unworkable system whereby individuals are required to write two separate checks each month.” Richards added that it is “highly unlikely that insurance companies will be willing to follow such an administratively cumbersome system, leaving tens of millions of women without abortion coverage.” Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, called the compromise language “outrageous” and “unacceptable.” But both women acknowledge the compromise does not go as far as the Stupak amendment.

— What has Nelson said?

He released a statement saying, “I have strongly held views on the subject and I have fought hard to prevent tax dollars from being used to subsidize abortions. I believe we have accomplished that goal. I have also fought hard to protect the right of states to regulate the kind of insurance that is offered, and to provide health insurance options in every state that do not provide coverage for abortion.”

— What happens now?

If the Senate bill passes, the political battle will move to a joint House-Senate conference committee, which will work out the differences between the two bills. Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), the pro-life congressmen who sponsored the House amendment, released a statement saying he looks forward “to working with members of the House, Senate and the Obama Administration to find common ground on this issue and draft language that guarantees continuation of current law of no public funding for abortion.” He called the compromise language “not acceptable” and added it would be “a dramatic shift in federal policy that would allow the federal government to subsidize insurance policies with abortion coverage.” He also said the “segregation of funds to pay for abortion is another departure from current policy prohibiting federal subsidy of abortion coverage.”

— Wouldn’t the Hyde amendment apply to the health care bill?

The Hyde amendment, which prevents elective abortions from being covered under Medicaid, would not apply to the new health care bill. The Hyde amendment, as well as the Stupak amendment, allow for exceptions in the cases of rape, incest and to save the mother’s life.

— Has any polling been done on this issue?

A CNN poll in November found American adults are against “using public funds for abortions when the woman cannot afford it” by a 61-37 percent margin.


Michael Foust is an assistant editor of Baptist Press.

Also Read: Sold: Sen. Nelson’s Bribe !

Reports: White House threatens Senator Nelson, health care and abortion or loose your military base in Nebraska

Posted in Abortion, Health Care, Obama, pro-choice, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2009 by saynsumthn

White House threatening Sen. Nelson with military base closures in Neb.
By: Michael Goldfarb
The Weekly Standard
12/15/09 1:52 PM EST

According to a Senate aide, the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base on the BRAC list if Nelson doesn’t fall into line.

While the Democrats appease Senator Lieberman, they still have to worry about other recalcitrant Democrats including Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson. Though Lieberman has been out front in the fight against the public option and the Medicare buy-in, Nelson was critical of both. Now that those provisions appear to have been stripped from the bill, Lieberman may get on board, but Nelson’s demand that taxpayer money not be used to fund abortion has still not been met.

Offutt Air Force Base employs some 10,000 military and federal employees in Southeastern Nebraska. As our source put it, this is a “naked effort by Rahm Emanuel and the White House to extort Nelson’s vote.” They are “threatening to close a base vital to national security for what?” asked the Senate staffer.

Indeed, Offutt is the headquarters for US Strategic Command, the successor to Strategic Air Command, and not by accident. STRATCOM was located in the middle of the country for strategic reasons. Its closure would be a massive blow to the economy of the state of Nebraska, but it would also be another example of this administration playing politics with our national security.