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Roe v. Wade violates science, which confirms preborn children are human beings

Posted in Abortion History, Fetal Development, Roe, Supreme Court with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2018 by saynsumthn

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Some people, especially those in the pro-choice camp, believe that “personhood” and “being a member of the human species” are two different things. But are they? By creating this artificial divide, society can deem certain members of the human family “persons” while denying that title to others of that same family. During arguments in the Roe v. Wade case before the full U.S. Supreme Court in 1972, Texas Attorney General Robert C. Flowers argued for the state against abortion legalization. Flowers was asked by Justice Thurgood Marshall, “Is there any medical testimony of any kind that says that a fetus is a person at the time of inception?”

In response, Flowers submitted dissenting arguments made by Senior Judge Campbell in a 1971 Illinois abortion case, Doe v.s Scott, which Flowers said was “very similar to the case we have before us.”

READ: Science shows the humanity of preborn children — so why are scientists ignoring it?

Image: Robert C. Flowers (Image: Oyez, 24 Aug. 2018, www.oyez.org/advocates/robert_c_flowers)

Robert C. Flowers (Image: Oyez, 24 Aug. 2018, http://www.oyez.org/advocates/robert_c_flowers)

In that case, Justice Campbell spoke against amending or repealing Illinois’ existing abortion statute. He wrote, “We, as did the Illinois Legislature, have before us the following undisputed facts relating to fetal life.” Campbell eloquently presented facts about the development of the preborn child, quoted in part below (emphasis added):

Seven weeks after conception the fertilized egg develops into a well proportioned small scale baby. It bears all of the familiar external features and all the internal organs of an adult human being. It has muscles; hands with fingers and thumbs; and the legs have recognizable knees, ankles and toes.

The brain is operative…. Brain waves have been noted at 43 days. The heart beats; the stomach produces digestive juices; the liver manufactures blood cells; and the kidneys begin to function by extracting uric acid from the blood.

In the third month it can kick its legs, turn its feet, curl and fan its toes, make a fist, move its thumb, bend its wrist, turn its head, and even open its mouth and swallow and drink the amniotic fluid that surrounds it. Thumb sucking has been noted at this age… with inhaling and exhaling respiratory movements.

In the twelfth week it can move its thumb, in opposition to its fingers. It swallows regularly. It has active reflexes. The facial expressions of a fetus in its third month are already similar to the facial expression of its parents….

In the third month finger nails appear; sexual differentiation is apparent in both internal and external organs….

From the twelfth to the sixteenth week the child grows to eight or ten inches in height and receives oxygen and food from its mother through the placental attachment. In the fifth month it gains two inches in height and ten ounces in weight…. It sleeps and wakes and may be awakened by external vibrations.

In the sixth month the fetus develops a strong muscular grip with its hands; starts to breathe regularly and can maintain a respiratory response for twenty-four hours if born prematurely…. A child has been known to survive between twenty to twenty-five weeks old

“Indeed, as medical science progresses in the field of detection, the date of potential viability moves continually closer to earlier stages of gestation,” Justice Campbell wrote.

He also quoted from Dr. Arnold Gesell, who wrote in his book, “The Embryology of Behavior”:

Our own repeated observation of a large group of fetal infants (an individual born and living at any time prior to forty weeks gestation) left us with no doubt that psychologically they were individuals. Just as no two looked alike, so no two behaved precisely alike. One was impassive when another was alert. Even among the youngest there were discernible differences in vividness, reactivity and responsiveness. These were genuine individual differences, already prophetic of the diversity which distinguishes the human family.

Today, a corporation is considered a “person” and yet the Supreme Court in Roe wrongly determined that a preborn child was not. This irony is reminiscent of the infamous Dred Scott case which ruled a Black man was not a full person.

READ: Harvard Law Journal concludes: The preborn child is a constitutional person

The Fourteenth Amendment, known for giving citizenship and equal rights under the law to former slaves and African Americans, should also apply to the preborn, as Live Action News contributor Kristi Burton Brown previously documented.

Fordham law professor Robert M. Byrn addressed this just prior to the Roe case, in an article published in 1970 in the Notre Dame Review:

From its original intent to safeguard Negroes against discrimination by Whites, the fourteenth amendment has evolved into a broad guarantee of equality both to artificial persons and to all natural persons irrespective of citizenship, sex or race. In an era of increased sensitivity to human rights, it would be the ultimate in irony if the corporation which manufactures the instruments used to abort the unborn human child was entitled, as an artificial person, to equal protection of the law, while the unborn child, who is in all respects qualitatively human, is deprived of that protection.

There is no doubt that the child in the womb is a human person deserving of constitutional protection.

    • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Stunning fetal surgery images offer amazing glimpse of baby in the womb

Posted in Fetal Development with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2017 by saynsumthn

Fetal surgery is becoming more and more common, saving lives and improving the conditions of preborn children. Like many other medical advances, open fetal surgery (as displayed in the images below) offers an amazing look at the developing person inside the womb.

Images and videos below are of surgical procedures and may be disturbing for some viewers. 

1. Open fetal surgery by Michael Harrison, MD, and the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center:

Fetal Surgery by Dr Michael Harrison, MD

2. Fetal surgery Ted Talk by Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye:

Fetal Surgery Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye Ted Talk

3. Houston Chronicle report on Texas Children’s Hospital, “Spina bifida case marks advances in fetal surgery“:

Houston Chronicle Open Fetal Surgery (Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle)

4. Vanderbilt University report on fetal surgery procedure yielding positive results:

22 week old preborn baby (Image:1999 file photo by Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt)

5. CNN’s report on spina bifida surgery for a 20-week-old preborn baby:

Fetal Surgery CNN Report on 20-week baby with spina bifida

6. Medscape – Fetal Surgery for Sacrococcygeal Teratoma Technique:

Pulse oximeter placed on foot of fetus (image: Dr Douglas Miniati and Dr Payam Saadai, Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine)

7. Open fetal surgery for 25-week preborn baby with spina bifida (watch video):

Fetal Surgery spine of preborn baby

8. Today.com: Baby ‘born twice’ thrives after life-saving surgery:

Fetal Surgery – tumor removed

9. Live Science – Fetus Brought Partway Out of Womb for Tumor Surgery:

Fetal Surgery 24 weeks (Image Credit: AJOC)

10. “Hand of Hope” by Michael Clancy, taken in 1999 of 21-week-old preborn Samuel Armas, grabbing a doctor’s hand during surgery. As Life News reported years later, “Armas was in the womb when Dr. Joseph Bruner performed a surgery on him to help correct some of the potential effects of spina bifida before his birth.”

Clancy’s iconic photo and story were later documented by PressTV and other worldwide media outlets:

Michael Clancy Hand of Hope (image: PressTV)

11. PBS produced “Twice Born,” a stunning documentary about fetal surgery:

PBS Documentary: Twice Born

It is amazing the extent to which members of the medical profession will go to save preborn children growing inside their mother’s wombs. Tragically, there is an inhuman side of “medicine” as well, which believes that ending the lives of other preborn child in an abortion is the better solution.

We long for the day when abortion in unthinkable. Until then, these tiny persons in the womb testify of their humanity.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

GOP tax plan recognizes baby in the womb as a human being

Posted in Republican with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2017 by saynsumthn

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The co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus has labeled a 529 college savings plan for an “unborn child” in the GOP tax plan a “back-door attempt to establish personhood from the moment of conception.” Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) criticized the wording in a November 2 press release, issued shortly after the plan was released by the House. The move follows a change by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to define human life as ‘beginning at conception.’

According to Politico, the GOP tax bill “would allow expectant parents to start putting away money for college and private school tuition, wading into the battle over when human life begins.”

The proposal defines the ‘child in utero’ as, “a member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development” and reads:

UNBORN CHILDREN ALLOWED AS ACCOUNT BENEFICIARIES.—Section 529(e) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
‘‘(6) TREATMENT OF UNBORN CHILDREN.—
‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—Nothing shall prevent an unborn child from being treated as a designated beneficiary or an individual under this section.
‘‘(B) UNBORN CHILD.—For purposes of this paragraph—
‘‘(i) IN GENERAL.—The term ‘unborn child’ means a child in utero.
‘‘(ii) CHILD IN UTERO.—The term ‘child in utero’ means a member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb.’’

NBC pointed out that the bill’s terminology “mirrors a section of the 2004 Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which was enacted after the murder of Laci Peterson, who was pregnant.”

In response to the news, Paul McLeod, BuzzFeed reporter for Capitol Hill, tweeted, “I’m reading this as anti-abortion wedge. If an unborn child can be a beneficiary, that makes them a legal person, so how can they be killed?”

Paul McLeod Tweet on GOP Tax Bill Tweet

Following release of the bill, abortion advocates went ballistic.

Their fear is that if it can be established that the preborn child in the womb is a person, it could lead to overturning the infamous Roe v. Wade decision, which forced abortion on the nation.

NARAL on GOP Tax Bill Tweet

“On its own, I find it a despicable play to lay the groundwork for “personhood” bills and ending abortion rights,” Calla Hales, manager of A Preferred Woman abortion clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina told Bustle.

“Naturally, you’d expect me to say that as an abortion provider. As a tax paying citizen, I’ll frame it this way: Frankly, it’s fraud. A potential life cannot have assets. It cannot work, earn money, or open a bank account (or have one opened for it). … I find it logically impossible and incredibly unethical to fiscally account for a fetus,” Hales added.

Planned Parenthood, which gets over half a billion dollars a year from taxpayers, expressed its opposition to the move as well, telling CNN that defining a preborn child in the tax code would end up restricting access to abortion.

“It is absurd that House Republican leaders would use a tax bill to try to advance their agenda to undermine access to safe, legal abortion,” Dana Singiser, Vice President for Public Policy and Government Affairs at Planned Parenthood Action Fund told CNN.

Planned Parenthood, whose CEO was hired for her political organizing skills (not her health care experience, because she had none), has a record of Medicaid fraud, covering for child sexual predators, selling aborted baby parts, and chose Halloween to tweet an outrageous and eugenics-style message to the Black community that abortion is safer for women of color than childbirth. (Incidentally, Planned Parenthood’s founder was a known eugenicist who once gave a speech before the Ku Klux Klan.)

 

“Even in the tax reform debate, Republicans could not resist including offensive provisions to appease an extremist minority, ” Rep. DeGette wrote, “The tax code is no place to define what constitutes an ‘unborn child.’ What’s next, giving a Social Security number to a zygote?”

But Mallory Quigley, communications director for the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, disagreed, telling NBC News that the measure is “a small increment in the momentum that we’re building to ensure that one day every child is welcomed and protected under the law. We hope that it stays in the House bill and that it stays in anything the Senate puts out.”

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Donald Trump: I Don’t support Planned Parenthood it’s like an abortion factory! Says defund as long as they perform abortions

Posted in 2016 Presidential Race, Donald Trump with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2015 by saynsumthn

After previously attempting to detail the confusing abortion position of Donald Trump I have put together some more recent statements he has made about Planned Parenthood.

Bill O’Reilly asked 2016 presidential GOP hopeful Donald Trump about support of Planned Parenthood, after he said that All Lives Matter in response to the Black Lives Matter campaign.

“The fact is All Lives Matter that includes Black and it includes White and includes everyone else,” Trump said.

O’Reilly then asked “If All Lives Matter then – why do you support Planned Parenthood?”

Trump OReilly Planned Parenthood

Donald Trump replied:

    “I’m not supporting Planned Parenthood…I’m against Planned Parenthood…totally against. I’m against it…..A lot of people say its an abortion clinic I’m opposed to that. I wouldn’t do any funding as long as they’re doing abortions and they are performing abortions so I would be totally opposed to funding.”

The Donald told O’Reilly: “You have bad researchers”

It set off a storm of tweets because several people thought Trump had shown support of Planned Parenthood:

Trump on Planned Parenthood

Donald Trump said previously on CNN’s “New Day” that he would “look at the good aspects” of Planned Parenthood before defunding.

Trump did stick to his position that the “abortion aspect of Planned Parenthood should not — absolutely should not — be funded.”

    “The biggest problem I have with Planned Parenthood is the abortion situation. I mean it’s like an abortion factory frankly and you can’t have it! And You just shouldn’t be funding it. It should not be funded by the government. Because really if you look at it and look at the work they do it really has become so heavily centered at abortion and you can’t have that.”

Trump abortion prolife exceptions

Given the 3% abortion lie, Trump responded:

    “What I’d do if the time came I would look at the individual things that they do and maybe some of the things are good and maybe – I know a lot of the things are bad but certainly the abortion aspect of it should not be funded by government. Absolutely.”

    I would look at the good aspects of it and I would also look because I’m sure they do some things properly and good, good for women, and I would look at that,” Trump said.

    “The abortion aspect of Planned Parenthood should not be funded.”

Asked when he believes the unborn becomes a person, Trump replied:

    “Well I certainly think as the process goes along more and more and a lot of people are talking about the 20 weeks, certainly there but absolutely as the process goes along but I am a person that feels very very strongly about – you know I’m pro-life but I also feel you go with the exceptions.”

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Trump on Dana Loesch (jump to 3:00)

    “Absolutely they [Planned Parenthood] should be defunded…the answer is in my opinion they should absolutely be defunded…In the case of PP anybody who watched these videos…its very sad to watch it…I thought it was a disgrace.”

Trump on Hannity: (jump to 16:50)

    “They do good things…So look, let’s say there’s Two Planned Parenthood’s in a way, you have it as an abortion clinic now that actually is a very small part if what they do but its a brutal part and I’m totally against it and I wouldn’t do that. They also however service women…We have to help women, a lot of women are helped, so we have to look at the positives also about Planned Parenthood.

    “Maybe unless they stop with the abortions we don’t do the funding for the stuff that we want. There are many ways you can do that Sean because I’m totally against the abortion aspect of Planned Parenthood…”

    There are many ways to do that, because I’m totally against the abortion aspect, but I’ve had many women, I’ve had many Republican conservative women come up and say Planned Parenthood serves a good function other than the one aspect,” he said. “We have to help women.”

Trump on Hugh Hewitt Show on shutting down government to defund PP

    “I can tell you this I would…if the republicans stuck together you could have done this with ObamaCare also…I think you have to in this case also – yes!”

Donald Trump on Meet The Press – 8/16/15

    “I’ve always hated the concept of abortion- always…I’m pro-life…to me I have exceptions: rape, incest, if the mother is going to die…”

Asked if he was ever a Planned Parenthood donor, Trump replied, “I don’t know. It’s possible. Like, I’ve given to so many organizations over the years. Hundreds of millions of dollars. I don’t know – I don’t think so but it’s possible…”

    “Well look, Planned Parenthood has to stop with the abortions. A lot of people consider them an abortion clinic…”

He was asked if he is ambivalent about shutting down Planned Parenthood:

Women’s health issues are important to me,” Trump said.

Asked to specify if he thinks there should be a government shut down over Planned Parenthood Trump said:


    ” I wouldn’t fund it if they have the abortion going on and it’s been a big factor so I’d certainly look into it.”

    “I would not fund if they’re doing abortions,” Trump emphasized, adding that he’d have to think about whether he would shut the government down over it, “It bothers me greatly that they’re doing the abortions and at the same time women’s health issues are very important to me. And you have a lot of other people who do that without the abortion clinic – because they really are to a large extent an abortion clinic.”

Donald Trump in first GOP 2016 Presidential debate:

    “I am pro-life…I hate the concept of abortion…”

Pro-choice “death chain” claims no one is for abortion

Posted in pro-choice, Pro-choice Logic, Pro-choice mocking, Pro-choice People with tags , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2014 by saynsumthn

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A video published by the radically left-wing pro-abortion group, Common Sense Action, shows Planned Parenthood and abortion supporters forming a pro-abortion death chain to protest a law which would rightly define an unborn child as a person in Colorado.

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The state was one of the first states in the nation to legalize abortion on demand prior to the 1973 Supreme Court Roe V. Wade decision.

The protest termed by me as a “death chain” appears to mimic the pro-life “life chains” and claims to be opposing a Colorado proposal to define unborn babies as human beings. The video narration describes pro-life legislatures as, “The Tea-Baggers in the Colorado House.

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The youtube “about” text reads, “Starting on Ash Wednesday, March 5, to Good Friday, April 18, an anti-choice group said they would protest at each of our women’s health centers in Colorado, so we have been showing up to protest these haters at the Planned Parenthood at Fillmore and Centennial.
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The video narrator calls the Personhood movement the “radical Vatican ideology of defining life as beginning at fertilization” and then calls the unborn child in the womb a “hollow ball of differentiating cells” and the pregnant mother the “female host within whose body it dwells.”

Towards the end of the nauseating video, the narrator says, “Pro-choice is not pro-abortion, no one is for abortion.”

Sorry, but, watching your pro-abortion video, it doesn’t look that way to me….

Unborn baby delievered alive in sac and they say abortion doesn’t kill a child!

Posted in Personhood, Unborn Child, Video with tags , , , , , on February 20, 2014 by saynsumthn

This is NOT an abortion – but shows the humanity of the unborn child which is obviously alive and moving inside the umbilical sac.

BELOW: Alive Fetus in Gestational sac14 to 16 weeks size baby with intact sac…A case of spontaneous abortion…Foetus was showing active movements for 15 minutes.

Am I Not a Child: Black activists demand personhood for unborn children

Posted in Black Conservative, Black Genocide, Black Neighborhood, Black Women, Personhood with tags , , , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by saynsumthn

Am I Not a Child?

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The Am I Not a Child media campaign is hard hitting televised messaging designed by members of the Black community to directly address the Black and Hispanic communities.

Ayesha Kruetzmeface11Abortion is having a devastating impact on the ability of our communities to flourish,” says, Ayesha Kruetz of the Frederick Douglas Foundation of New York.

She goes on to say, “It all comes down to our unwillingness as a society to protect the personhood of Black and Hispanic preborn boys and girls. Abortion is a concern for the Frederick Douglas Foundation. It represents the same root problem that permitted the enslavement of Blacks in the U.S.— refusing to acknowledge the personhood and therefore the ‘inalienable’ rights of the black man. That is exactly what the Supreme Court did in Roe vs Wade. And it is decimating our people.

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In 1787 we asked, ‘AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER?’ and we overcame. The time has come for the Blacks and Hispanics of Rochester to raise our voice for the future of our people and ask, “Am I Not a Child?”

Read more http://www.fdfny.org/blog/2014/01/11/press-advisory-am-i-not-a-child-launch-jan-14th/

Learn how abortion targets the black community by watching Maafa21 (here)